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RAF Croydon Personnel and units


Personnel Movements: Sep - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Cooper 25 Aug 1939 Arrived for duty as Liaison Officer
Flt Lt Cooper 30 Aug 1939 Appointed Camp Commandant of satellite
Fg Off Thomas  9 Sep 1939 Appointed Assistant Camp Commandant
Sqn Ldr Chapman 17 Nov 1939 Posted to No 2 Electrical and Wireless School, Yatesbury
Fg Off Dimsdale 21 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting for duty as Aerodrome Control Officer
Flt Lt Hawker 24 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting for duty as Camp Commandant
Fg Off Dimsdale  6 Dec 1939 Aerodrome Control Officer, posted to RAF Tangmere

Source - RAF Croydon ORB

Unit Movements: Sep - Dec 1939

Unit Date Notes
RAF Croydon 30 Aug 1939 Opened as a satellite of RAF Kenley
No 3 Sqn  2 Sep 1939 Arrived from Biggin Hill
No 17 Sqn  8 Sep 1939 Arrived on opening
No 615 Sqn  8 Sep 1939 Arrived on opening
No 3 Sqn 10 Sep 1939 Moved to Manston
No 3 Sqn 17 Sep 1939 Returned from Manston
Cadre Wing  7 Oct 1939 Formed at RAF Croydon for service in France
No 145 Sqn 10 Oct 1939 Formed at RAF Croydon
No 3 Sqn 12 Oct 1939 Moved to Manston
Cadre Wing 18 Oct 1939 Departed RAF Croydon for France
No 3 Sqn 13 Nov 1939 Returned from Manston
No 607 Sqn (part) 13 Nov 1939 Arrived pending departure to France
No 607 Sqn (remainder) 14 Nov 1939 Arrived pending departure to France
No 607 Sqn 15 Nov 1939 Departed RAF Croydon for France
No 615 Sqn 15 Nov 1939 Departed RAF Croydon for France
No 92 Sqn (part) 28 Dec 1939 Arrived
No 92 Sqn (remainder) 29 Dec 1939 Arrived

Source - RAF Croydon ORB

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off G W Burgess 19 Nov 1940 Appointed Administrative Officer (Refuelling and Rearming Party) at Croydon
Plt Off J R Humerston 22 Nov 1940 Appointed Engineer Officer (Refuelling and Rearming Party) at Croydon
Plt Off E C Allen 25 Nov 1940 Appointed Education Officer at Croydon

Source - RAF Croydon ORB

Unit Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Unit Date Notes
Advance Party, No 145 Sqn  7 May 1940 Proceeded to RAF Filton
Advance Party, No 92 Sqn  8 May 1940 Proceeded to RAF Northolt
Main Party, No 145 Sqn  9 May 1940 Proceeded to RAF Filton
Main Party, No 92 Sqn  9 May 1940 Proceeded to RAF Northolt
No 3 Sqn detachment 16 May 1939 Attached from RAF Kenley
No 110 Sqn RCAF 20 May 1940 Detachment of ground personnel arrived from RAF Old Sarum to service aircraft of No 2 Sqn
Aircraft, No 2 Sqn 20 May 1940 Arrived from France for servicing
Ground personnel, No 2 Sqn 21 May 1940 Arrived from France for servicing
No 110 Sqn RCAF 21 May 1940 Departed RAF Croydon for RAF Bekesbourne
Personnel, No 615 Sqn (part) 22 May 1940 Arrived from France
No 607 Sqn (part) 22 May 1940 Arrived from France
Personnel, No 242 Sqn (part) 22 May 1940 Arrived from France
Ground personnel, No 2 Sqn 23 May 1940 Proceeded to RAF Biggin Hill
Aircraft, No 2 Sqn 23 May 1940 Departed RAF Croydon for RAF Bekesbourne
Personnel, No 607 Sqn (part) 23 May 1940 Arrived from France
Personnel, No 615 Sqn 28 May 1940 Departed RAF Croydon for RAF Kenley
Personnel, No 111 Sqn (part) 28 May 1940 Arrived at RAF Croydon from RAF North Weald
Personnel, No 61 Wing (part) 31 May 1940 Arrived at RAF Croydon from France
13 x Hurricanes, No 111 Sqn  4 Jun 1940 Arrived at RAF Croydon from RAF North Weald
Main Party, No 607 Sqn  4 Jun 1940 Departed RAF Croydon for RAF Usworth
Air Crew, No 607 Sqn  5 Jun 1940 Departed RAF Croydon for RAF Usworth by air (Ensign G-ADTC)
Personnel, No 111 Sqn (part)  5 Jun 1940 Arrived at RAF Croydon from RAF North Weald
No 501 Sqn (part) 19 Jun 1940 Arrived at RAF Croydon from France
No 501 Sqn (part) 20 Jun 1940 Arrived at RAF Croydon from France
Personnel, No 61 Wing 20 Jun 1940 Departed RAF Croydon on disbandment of the Wing
No 1 Sqn RCAF 16 Aug 1940 Departed from RAF Croydon
No 85 Sqn 19 Aug 1940 Arrived at RAF Croydon
No 111 Sqn 18 Sep 1940 Departed RAF Croydon
No 605 Sqn 18 Sep 1940 Arrived at RAF Croydon

Source - RAF Croydon ORB

This page was last updated on 11/07/20

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