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RAF Castletown Personnel and units


Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off W T Eccles  7 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Assistant Adjutant
Wg Cdr D F W Atcherley  8 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting and assumed command of the Station
Flt Lt W S Simpson 11 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Sector and Station Engineer Officer
Fg Off W H G Leggett 15 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Adjutant
Plt Off J W Holmes 19 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Accountant Officer
Plt Off A W Massey 24 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Equipment Officer
Plt Off R Bradshaw 25 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Assistant Equipment Officer
Plt Off O W Crichton 30 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as RAF Defence Officer
Sqn Ldr R P Whitehead  6 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Oban for duty as Station Administrative Officer
Flt Lt E B Wilson 10 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Equipment Officer
Plt Off A W Massey 10 Jul 1940 Station Equipment Officer, posted to RAF Skeabrae
Plt Off H L Wood 13 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Intelligence Officer
Plt Off R J A Morris 28 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Medical Officer
Plt Off A Lomax  9 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as RAF Defence Officer
Plt Off O W Crichton  9 Sep 1940 RAF Defence Officer, retired on account of ill health
Plt Off Anderson 17 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Assistant Defence Officer
Fg Off J E S Salter  5 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Accountant Officer
Plt Off B M U Bennell 21 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Assistant Engineer Officer
Sqn Ldr G A Jamieson 24 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Medical Officer
Plt Off A C Sherborne 18 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Permanent Duty Pilot
Plt Off B M U Bennell 19 Nov 1940 Assistant Engineer Officer, proceeded to RAF Henlow for Engineering course
Flt Lt S W Pearks 19 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Dental Officer
Plt Off W A S Alexander 28 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Assistant Equipment Officer
Plt Off R Bradshaw 28 Nov 1940 Assistant Equipment Officer, attached to Sector HQ, pending posting to RAF Coltishall

Source - RAF Castletown ORB

Unit Movements: Jan - Jul 1936

Unit Date Notes
No 504 Sqn 20 Jun 1940 Arrived from RAF Wick
RAF Castletown  1 Sep 1940 Administrative control transferred from No 13 Group to No 14 Group
18 x Hurricanes, No 504 Sqn  1 Sep 1940 Departed RAF Castletown for RAF Catterick
Ground Party, No 504 Sqn  2 Sep 1940 Departed RAF Castletown for RAF Catterick by rail
Air Party, No 504 Sqn  2 Sep 1940 Departed RAF Castletown for RAF Catterick
Advance Party, No 3 Sqn  2 Sep 1940 Arrived from RAF Wick
Main Party, No 3 Sqn  3 Sep 1940 Arrived from RAF Wick
Advance Party, No 808 Sqn FAA  7 Sep 1940 Arrived from St Mirryn, Cornwall
Ground Party, No 808 Sqn FAA  8 Sep 1940 Arrived from St Mirryn, Cornwall
Aircraft, No 3 Sqn 14 Sep 1940 Departed RAF Castletown for RAF Turnhouse
Ground Party, No 3 Sqn 14 Sep 1940 Departed RAF Castletown for RAF Turnhouse by rail
Air Party, No 3 Sqn 14 Sep 1940 Departed RAF Castletown for RAF Turnhouse
Advance Party, No 232 Sqn 17 Sep 1940 Arrived from the Shetlands by air
8 x Hurricanes, No 232 Sqn 18 Sep 1940 Arrived from the Shetlands
Main Party, No 232 Sqn 19 Sep 1940 Arrived from the Shetlands by air
Rear Party, No 232 Sqn 20 Sep 1940 Arrived from the Shetlands by air
Ground Party, No 808 Sqn FAA  2 Oct 1940 Departed RAF Castletown for RNAS Donibristle by train
Aircraft, No 808 Sqn FAA  2 Oct 1940 Departed RAF Castletown for RNAS Donibristle
3 x Aircraft, No 808 Sqn FAA  3 Oct 1940 Departed RAF Castletown for RNAS Donibristle
No 232 Sqn less 1 section 13 Oct 1940 Moved to the satellite aerodrome at Skitten
Ground Party, No 3 Sqn 13 Oct 1940 Arrived from Thurso by road after travelling by train from Dyce via Montrose
RAF Castletown 13 Oct 1940 Operational control assumed by No 14 Group
11 x Hurricanes, No 232 Sqn 22 Oct 1940 Departed RAF Skitten for RAF Drem
Air Party, No 232 Sqn 22 Oct 1940 Departed RAF Skitten for RAF Drem by air
Ground Party, No 232 Sqn 24 Oct 1940 Entrained at Thurso for RAF Drem
No 3 Sqn  6 Nov 1940 Declared operational at RAF Castletown
10 x Hurricanes, No 232 Sqn 11 Nov 1940 Arrived at RAF Castletown from RAF Drem
Air Party, No 232 Sqn 11 Nov 1940 Arrived at RAF Castletown from RAF Drem
10 x Hurricanes, No 232 Sqn 11 Nov 1940 Moved from RAF Castletown to RAF Skitten
Air Party, No 232 Sqn 11 Nov 1940 Moved from RAF Castletown to RAF Skitten by road
Ground Party, No 232 Sqn 12 Nov 1940 Arrived at RAF Wick from RAF Drem en-route to RAF Skitten
No 260 Sqn 23 Nov 1940 Commenced forming at RAF Castletown
Advance Party, No 232 Sqn 30 Nov 1940 Departed RAF Skitten for RAF Elgin by road to Wick
9 x Hurricanes, No 232 Sqn  4 Dec 1940 Departed RAF Skitten for RAF Elgin
Ground Party, No 232 Sqn  4 Dec 1940 Departed RAF Skitten for Wick then by rail to RAF Elgin
No 260 Sqn  5 Dec 1940 Moved from RAF Castletown to RAF Skitten
No 1 (RCAF) Sqn  9 Dec 1940 Arrived at RAF Wick from RAF Prestwick
Personnel, No 1 (RCAF) Sqn  9 Dec 1940 Arrived at RAF Wick from RAF Prestwick by rail
No 1 (RCAF) Sqn 10 Dec 1940 Declared operational at RAF Castletown
MT, No 1 (RCAF) Sqn 13 Dec 1940 Arrived at RAF Wick from RAF Prestwick by road
Rear Party, No 1 (RCAF) Sqn 14 Dec 1940 Arrived at RAF Wick from Thurso having travelled by rail from RAF Prestwick
Air Party, No 3 Sqn  1 Jan 1941 Departed RAF Castletown for RAF Sumburgh by air
'A' Flight, No 3 Sqn  2 Jan 1941 Departed RAF Castletown for RAF Sumburgh
HQ & 'B' Flight, No 3 Sqn  7 Jan 1941 Departed RAF Castletown for RAF Skeabrae by air

Source - RAF Castletown ORB

This page was last updated on 07/07/20

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