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RAF Bramcote Personnel and units


As this station was destined to accommodate Polish bomber squadrons the staffing was to be 'Double Banked', i.e. British and Polish staff sharing duties

Personnel Movements: May - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off A M Stock 25 May 1940 Arrived from RAF Cottesmore to take delivery of equipment
Sqn Ldr L S Weedon  3 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Administrative Officer
Opening up Party  5 Jun 1940 3 x Officers, 2 x WOs, 3 x SNCOs and 52 ORs Arrived from RAF Cottesmore
Flt Lt A T Hughes  9 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Adjutant
Gp Capt A P Davidson 11 Jun 1940 Assumed command of the Station
Sqn Ldr H Bligh 11 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting and assumed duties of Station Administrative Officer
Sqn Ldr L S Weedon 12 Jun 1940 Station Administrative Officer, reposted for duty as Sqn Ldr - Operations
Wg Cdr E C Lewis  4 Jul 1940 Posted from No 300 Sqn for duty as Wg Cdr - Flying
Sqn Ldr W R Sadler 25 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Wg Cdr - Flying
Wg Cdr E C Lewis  4 Jul 1940 Wg Cdr - Flying, reposted for duty as Assistant Station Commander
Sqn Ldr W R Sadler  3 Aug 1940 Wg Cdr - Flying, promoted to Act Wg Cdr
Sqn Ldr F W Dixon-Wright 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Wg Cdr - Flying
Sqn Ldr F W Dixon-Wright 11 Sep 1940 Wg Cdr - Flying, promoted to Act Wg Cdr
Wg Cdr W R Sadler 13 Sep 1940 Wg Cdr - Flying, posted to RAF Swinderby
Wg Cdr Heath 28 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Wg Cdr - Training

Source - RAF Bramcote ORB

Unit Movements: May - Dec 1940

Unit Date Notes
1st Polish Sqn 26 Jun 1940 First aircraft arrived for this unit at RAF Bramcote
No 300 Sqn  1 Jul 1940 Formed at RAF Bramcote from personnel previously known as 1st Polish Sqn
No 301 Sqn 22 Jul 1940 Formed at RAF Bramcote
No 300 Sqn 22 Aug 1940 Moved from RAF Bramcote to RAF Swinderby
No 304 Sqn 22 Aug 1940 Formed at RAF Bramcote
No 301 Sqn 28 Aug 1940 Moved from RAF Bramcote to RAF Swinderby
No 305 Sqn 29 Aug 1940 Formed at RAF Bramcote
Advance Party, Defence Personnel  6 Nov 1940 Departed RAF Bramcote for RAF Syerston
Advance Party, No 18 OTU  7 Nov 1940 Arrived at RAF Bramcote
Main Party, No 18 OTU 14 Nov 1940 Arrived at RAF Bramcote
No 151 Sqn 28 Nov 1940 Arrived at RAF Bramcote for defence of the Midlands
Advance Party, No 304 Sqn  2 Dec 1940 Departed RAF Bramcote for RAF Syerston
Air Party, No 304 Sqn  4 Dec 1940 Departed RAF Bramcote for RAF Syerston
Air Party, No 305 Sqn  4 Dec 1940 Departed RAF Bramcote for RAF Syerston
Ground Party, No 305 Sqn  6 Dec 1940 Departed RAF Bramcote for RAF Syerston
1 x flight, No 151 Sqn  6 Dec 1940 Departed RAF Bramcote for RAF Wittering
'A' Flight, No 151 Sqn 16 Dec 1940 Departed RAF Bramcote for RAF Syerston
'B' Flight, No 151 Sqn 18 Dec 1940 Departed RAF Bramcote for RAF Syerston
Road Party, No 151 Sqn 23 Dec 1940 Departed RAF Bramcote for RAF Syerston

Source - RAF Bramcote ORB

From this point the Station records are included in those of No 18 OTU.

This page was last updated on 07/07/20

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