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RAF Carew-Cheriton Personnel and units


Personnel Movements: Apr - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G S Trewin  1 Apr 1940 Resumed command of the Station
Sqn Ldr W E Oulton  1 Apr 1940 OC, No 217 Detachment, relinquished command of the Station
Sqn Ldr W E Oulton 15 Apr 1940 OC, No 217 Detachment, posted to the Air Ministry
Fg Off J T Knight 16 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Pembroke Dock for Controller duties
Plt Off L L Waters  7 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for Cypher duties at RAF Pembroke Dock
Fg Off F J A Chase  8 Jun 1940 Posted to No 1 OTU, RAF Silloth
Plt Off L L Waters 26 Jun 1940 Cypher Officer, returned from RAF Pembroke Dock
Plt Off J H Smith 26 Jun 1940 Arrived on posted for duty as Cypher Officer
Capt H Daly 27 Jun 1940 Arrived pending appointment to a commission in RAFVR for Defence duties
Fg Off C N James 27 Jun 1940 Arrived on attachment from HQ No 15 Group
Lt J R Barclay 29 Jun 1940 Arrived pending appointment to a commission in RAFVR for Defence duties
Plt Off W G Eager 17 Jul 1940 Attached to RAF Pembroke Dock for training in Operations Room duties
Flt Lt C A Moore 17 Jul 1940 Attached from RAF Pembroke Dock for Operations Room duties
Fg Off C N James 17 Jul 1940 Attached to RAF Pembroke Dock for training in Operations Room duties
Flt Lt C A Moore 23 Jul 1940 Attached to RAF Oban for Operations Room duties
Plt Off A W Morris 17 Aug 1940 Ground Defence Officer, ceased to attached on return to RAF Hooton Park
Plt Off L L Waters 18 Aug 1940 Cypher Officer, proceeded to the Air Ministry pending posting overseas
Fg Off G Powell 27 Aug 1940 Posted to No 500 Sqn, RAF Detling
Fg Off G E B Scott 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for Medical duties
Fg Off G J Marks 11 Sep 1940 Medical Officer, posted to No 10 (Signals) Recruit Centre
Plt Off K S Parker 12 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for Intelligence duties
Plt Off F E Wilson 12 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for Intelligence duties
Act Flt Lt D W Bridge 13 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting as supernumerary for Intelligence duties
ASO J E L Staden 16 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for Cypher duties
ASO E M Tanner 16 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for Cypher duties
Sqn Ldr W E Rankin 17 Sep 1940 Attached for liaison duties with No 321 Sqn
Sqn Ldr R L Mills 19 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of the Station
Sqn Ldr W E Rankin 28 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached for liaison duties with No 321 Sqn
Plt Off M F Sutton 30 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for Equipment duties
Sqn Ldr R L Mills  3 Oct 1940 Assumed command of the Station
Sqn Ldr G S Trewin  3 Oct 1940 Relinquished command of the Station on posting to No 7 ITW, Newquay
Flt Lt Bonham 29 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Aberporth
Flt Lt Bonniface 30 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Leuchars
Sqn Ldr R L Mills 15 Nov 1940 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr
Plt Off Rickards 19 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Chivenor to assist in formation of Tactical Development Unit
Fg Off Parker 20 Nov 1940 Assumed duties of Station Medical Officer
Fg Off G E B Scott 20 Nov 1940 Station Medical Officer, posted to RAF Wilmslow
Wg Cdr Moore  5 Dec 1940 Arrived on posted to take command of Tactical Development Unit in process of forming
Plt Off Hastings-Smith  6 Dec1940 Posted to RAF Ringway

Source - RAF Carew-Cheriton ORB

Unit Movements: Apr - Dec 1940

Unit Date Notes
SHQ, RAF Carew Cheriton  1 Apr 1940 Became administratively independent for RAF Pembroke Dock
No 217 Sqn detachment  1 Apr 1940 In situ on formation of SHQ, RAF Carew Cheriton
'B' Flight, No 1 AACU  1 Apr 1940 In situ on formation of SHQ, RAF Carew Cheriton
No 818 Sqn FAA detachment 14 Jun 1940 Arrived for Night Flying Training
No 818 Sqn FAA detachment 18 Jun 1940 Departed for RAF Aldergrove on completion of Night Flying Training
No 825 Sqn FAA detachment 27 Jun 1940 Departed for RNAS Worthy Down on completion of Night Flying Training
No 321 (Dutch) Sqn  2 Jun 1940 Arrived from RAF Pembroke Dock
Air Party, No 48 Sqn detachment 11 Jul 1940 Arrived to replace No 217 Sqn detachment
Main Party, No 48 Sqn detachment 12 Jul 1940 Arrived to replace No 217 Sqn detachment
No 48 Sqn detachment 31 Aug 1940 Departed RAF Carew Cheriton for RAF Port Ellen
No 417 Flight detachment 23 Sep 1940 Arrived for attachment to No 321 Sqn

Source - RAF Carew-Cheriton ORB

This page was last updated on 07/07/20

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