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RAF Coltishall Personnel and units


Personnel Movements: May - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr W K Beisiegel 15 May 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr L Henshell xx May 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Sqn Ldr - Administration
Sqn Ldr P H Hunter xx May 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Equipment Officer
Plt Off M W Howard xx May 1940 Arrived on posting for Equipment duties
Fg Off W B J Webber xx May 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Adjutant
Plt Off A H C Plunkett xx May 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Assistant Adjutant
Fg Off A Maybaum xx May 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Intelligence Officer
Fg Off J L Evans xx May 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Defence Officer
Fg Off Hendley xx May 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Engineer Officer
Flt Lt L V G Barrow xx May 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Operations Controller
Flt Lt D W T Fox xx May 1940 Arrived on posting for Operations duties
Flt Lt C Walton xx May 1940 Arrived on posting for Operations duties
Fg Off A M Anderson xx May 1940 Arrived on posting for Operations duties
Plt Off J H Sprott xx May 1940 Arrived on posting for Operations duties
Plt Off R Mawdesley xx May 1940 Arrived on posting for Operations duties
Plt Off Chance xx May 1940 Arrived on posting for Operations duties
Plt Off Parker xx May 1940 Arrived on posting for Operations duties
Fg Off J D M Sutherland xx May 1940 Arrived on posting for Accountant duties
Plt Off C W Masters xx May 1940 Arrived on posting for Accountant duties
ASO Frampton xx May 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as WAAF Administration Officer
ASO M M Bevan xx May 1940 Arrived on posting for Codes and Cypher duties
Sqn Ldr E R Langmore xx May 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Chaplain
Flt Lt K B Redmond  2 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Medical Officer
Fg Off F W Wilton  4 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Intelligence duties
Plt Off W Biddle  8 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Station Defence duties
Plt Off E G Gordon-Poggi  8 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Station Defence duties
Fg Off E H Jones 12 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from the Medical Training Depot for Medical duties
Fg Off H I Baigel 12 Jul 1940 Medical Officer, posted out
Plt Off J H Emmerson 12 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Loughborough for Signals duties
Plt Off H G H Phipps 17 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Station Defence duties
Plt Off E Howard 19 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Station Defence duties
Plt Off H W Cleland 20 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 12 Group for Operations 'B' duties
Plt Off W T C Morgan 23 Jul 1940 Codes and Cypher Officer, posted to Calne
Plt Off Aitken 24 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 12 Group for Codes and Cypher duties
Plt Off Alexander 25 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Equipment duties
Sqn Ldr E J Smart 25 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting and attached to Stoke Holy Cross for Operations duties
Plt Off R W G Scott 29 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting and attached to Stoke Holy Cross for Operations duties
ASO P Macmahon 31 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Old Sarum for Codes and Cypher duties
Fg Off A Maybaum 31 Jul 1940 Station Intelligence Officer, promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 10 Jun 1940
Plt Off S R Painter  1 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from Worcester for Flying Disciplinary duties
Plt Off H G Donald  5 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 12 Group for Operations 'B' duties
ASO T H Dunn 12 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for WAAF Administration duties
Plt Off H R Schleman  29 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 12 Group for Operations 'B' duties
Plt Off R Dobson  4 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 12 Group for Operations duties
Plt Off M W Howard  7 Sep 1940 Equipment Officer, posted to RAF Henlow
Plt Off J M Williamson 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for Operational duties
ASO B Dix-Perkins  1 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from Reading for WAAF Administration duties
Fg Off W J G Murphy  6 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Church Fenton for Equipment duties
Sqn Ldr P H Hunter 10 Oct 1940 Station Equipment Officer, posted to RAF Farnborough
Plt Off B Westlake  1 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from Swanage for duty as Messing Officer
ASO M Hackney 13 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Kirton Lindsey for Codes and Cypher duties
Plt Off Farmiloe  4 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 12 Group for Operations Room duties

Source - RAF Coltishall ORB

Unit Movements: May - Dec 1940

Unit Date Notes
No 66 Sqn 15 May 1940 In situ at the Station prior to opening
No 242 Sqn 20 Jun 1940 Remnants of this unit arrived from France to refit
RAF Coltishall 23 Jun 1940 Declared operational
No 66 Sqn  3 Sep 1940 Departed from RAF Coltishall for RAF Kenley
No 616 Sqn  3 Sep 1940 Arrived from RAF Kenley
No 74 Sqn  9 Sep 1940 Arrived from RAF Kirton Lindsey
No 616 Sqn  9 Sep 1940 Departed from RAF Coltishall for RAF Kirton Lindsey
No 74 Sqn 15 Oct 1940 Departed from RAF Coltishall for RAF Biggin Hill
No 64 Sqn 15 Oct 1940 Arrived at RAF Coltishall from RAF Biggin Hill
No 242 Sqn 20 Oct 1940 Departed from RAF Coltishall for RAF Duxford
No 72 Sqn 20 Oct 1940 Arrived at RAF Coltishall from RAF Duxford
No 64 Sqn 10 Nov 1940 Departed from RAF Coltishall for RAF Hornchurch
No 222 Sqn 11 Nov 1940 Arrived at RAF Coltishall from RAF Hornchurch
No 72 Sqn 29 Nov 1940 Departed from RAF Coltishall for RAF Leuchars
No 242 Sqn 30 Nov 1940 Arrived at RAF Coltishall from RAF Duxford
No 257 Sqn (part) 15 Dec 1940 Arrived at RAF Coltishall from RAF Martlesham Heath
Air Party, No 242 Sqn 17 Dec 1940 Departed RAF Coltishall for RAF Martlesham Heath
No 257 Sqn (rest) 17 Dec 1940 Arrived at RAF Coltishall from RAF Martlesham Heath

Source - RAF Coltishall ORB

This page was last updated on 10/07/20

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