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No 962 (Balloon) Sqn Personnel and locations


Auxiliary Air Force personnel shown in italics (where known).

Personnel Movements: Aug - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off G M Kingsford xx Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 916 Sqn for duty as Administrative Officer
Sqn Ldr R O Skinner 20 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 Balloon Centre and assumed command of No 962 Sqn
Flt Lt Harries 20 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Cardington for duty as Engineer Officer
Fg Off Mercer 22 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 Balloon Centre for duty as Equipment Officer
Flt Lt Armitage 23 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 923 Sqn, No 9 BC for duty as Officer i/c 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Allday 23 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 915 Sqn, No 6 BC for duty as Officer i/c 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Denham 23 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 911 Sqn, No 5 BC for duty as Officer i/c 'C' Flight
Plt Off Heaven 23 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 923 Sqn, No 9 BC for duty with 'A' Flight
Plt Off Hayes 23 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 923 Sqn, No 9 BC for duty with 'A' Flight
Plt Off Goodall 23 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 915 Sqn, No 6 BC for duty with 'B' Flight
Plt Off James 23 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 915 Sqn, No 6 BC for duty with 'B' Flight
Plt Off Smith 23 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 911 Sqn, No 5 BC for duty with 'C' Flight
Plt Off Hodd 23 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 911 Sqn, No 5 BC for duty with 'C' Flight
Fg Off Lee 24 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from for duty as Medical Officer
Flt Lt Bryden 29 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from for duty as Accountant Officer
Plt Off Nunn 29 Aug 1940 Attached for Equipment duties

Source - No 962 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2313)

Organisational Movements: Aug - Dec 1940

Date Notes
18 Aug 1940

Squadron formed under the control of No 5 Balloon Centre at Birmingham, 'A' Flight to be provided by No 9 BC and 'B' Flight by No 6 BC

23 Aug 1940 'A' Flight arrived at No 5 Balloon Centre from No 9 BC
23 Aug 1940 'B' Flight arrived at No 5 Balloon Centre from No 6 BC
25 Aug 1940 Advance party departed No 5 BC for Atlantic Club, South Hook Point, Milford Haven and Corston House, Pembroke via No 14 BC, Cardiff
26 Aug 1940 'B' Flight remained at No 5 BC and 'C' Flight remained on sites around Birmingham
26 Aug 1940 'C' Flight remained on sites around Birmingham
26 Aug 1940 Road party departed No 5 BC for Atlantic Club, South Hook Point, Milford Haven and Corston House, Pembroke via No 14 BC, Cardiff
27 Aug 1940 Road party arrived at Atlantic Club, South Hook Point, Milford Haven and Corston House, Pembroke
27 Aug 1940 Rear party departed No 5 BC for Atlantic Club, South Hook Point, Milford Haven and Corston House, Pembroke via No 14 BC, Cardiff
28 Aug 1940 Rail party departed No 5 BC for Atlantic Club, South Hook Point, Milford Haven and Corston House, Pembroke
28 Aug 1940 Rear party arrived Atlantic Club, South Hook Point, Milford Haven and Corston House, Pembroke
28 Aug 1940 Sqn HQ established at Corston House, Pembroke
28 Aug 1940 'A' Flight HQ established at the Atlantic Club, South Hook Point
28 Aug 1940 'B' Flight HQ established at the Liberal Club, Charles Street, Milford Haven
28 Aug 1940 'C' Flight HQ established at Corston House, Pembroke
 1 Oct 1940 'C' Flight moved from sites on the North side of the Haven to the South side (HQ at Liberal Club, Charles Street, Milford Haven)
 1 Oct 1940 'B' Flight moved from sites on the South side of the Haven to the North side (HQ at Corston House, Pembroke)
11 Oct 1940 'A' Flight HQ commenced moving from the Atlantic Club, South Hook Point to Neyland

Source - No 962 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2313)

This page was last updated on 28/03/22

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