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RAF Exeter Personnel and units


Personnel Movements: Jul - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R H E Emson  6 Jul 1940 Relinquished command of the Station
Sqn Ldr J S Dewar  6 Jul 1940 OC, No 87 Sqn, also assumed command of the Station
Fg Off F Summers  6 Jul 1940 In post on opening as Medical Officer
Fg Off D D M Davies  6 Jul 1940 In post on opening as Equipment Officer
Plt Off T F Frost  6 Jul 1940 In post on opening as Accountant Officer
Plt Off C E S Bower  6 Jul 1940 In post on opening as Defence Officer
Act Flt Lt D Mumford  6 Jul 1940 In post on opening as Operations Officer
Act Flt Lt V E Stoneham  6 Jul 1940 In post on opening as Operations Officer
Fg Off W G Greenaway  6 Jul 1940 In post on opening as Operations Officer
ASO F M A Pierce  6 Jul 1940 In post on opening as Codes and Cypher Officer
Flt Lt R W Stewart  6 Jul 1940 In post on opening, attached  from GRU as Adjutant
Plt Off H G Shrubb  8 Jul 1940 Arrived on commissioning for duty as Defence Officer
Sqn Ldr J S Dewar 12 Jul 1940 Posted from No 87 Sqn to assume command of the Station
Sqn Ldr R H E Emson 12 Jul 1940 Assumed command of GRU
WO Fisher 12 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Armament Warrant Officer
Plt Off R E C Knight-Bruce 15 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 15 Group for duty as Adjutant
Flt Lt J Jewell 16 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Pembrey for duty as Station Engineer Officer
Plt Off N K Worthington 19 Jul 1940 Arrived on commissioning for duty as Defence Officer
Plt Off R E Shaw 20 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Biggin Hill for Signals duties
Plt Off P P Grey 20 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from from HQ No 10 Group for Operations duties
Act Flt Lt D Mumford 21 Jul 1940 Operations Officer, attached to RAF Northolt for Controllers' Course
Plt Off P Gurrey 22 Jul 1940 Arrived on commissioning for duty as Defence Officer
Fg Off W G Greenaway 29 Jul 1940 Operations Officer, posted to RAF Marham
ASO D Betbeder  1 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Mildenhall for duty as Codes and Cypher Officer
Flt Lt H W Toms  3 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from Medical Training Depot, Halton for Medical duties
Fg Off E M Sopwith  3 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Eastchurch for Equipment duties
Act Sqn Ldr H Wyke-Wickham  7 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Usworth
Fg Off F Summers 13 Aug 1940 Medical Officer, promoted to Flt Lt with seniority of 5 Jun 1939
Sqn Ldr J H K Dagger 15 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Halton for duty as Chaplain
Act Fg Off H Shackell 16 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Stanmore
Sqn Ldr E Weddell 16 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Tangmere for Intelligence duties
Sqn Ldr J S Dewar 17 Aug 1940 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr, wef 5 Jul 1940
Plt Off H Maddox 17 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Yatesbury for duty at AMES Sidmouth
Plt Off C S Fleet 20 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from the Air Ministry for duty as Assistant Adjutant
Sqn Ldr E Weddell 25 Aug 1940 Intelligence Officer, posted to SDL for duty with No 8 Army Corps
Act Flt Lt H de G Domville 26 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from the RAF Finningley for duty as Station Intelligence Officer
Plt Off J H Baring-Gould 28 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from the RAF St Eval for Administrative duties
Plt Off R B C Pilliner 29 Aug 1940 Attached from HQ No 10 Group
Flt Lt A Hulme 31 Aug 1940 Attached from RAF St Eval
Plt Off E B Lewis  2 Sep 1940 No 213 Sqn, appointed Station Sports Officer
Plt Off C S Fleet  3 Sep 1940 Assistant Adjutant, appointed Station Messing Officer
Plt Off H G Shrubb  3 Sep 1940 Defence Officer, relinquished duties of Station Messing Officer
Flt Lt H W Toms  4 Sep 1940 Medical Officer, posted to RAF Odiham
Fg Off D D M Davies  6 Jul 1940 Equipment Officer, promoted to Act Flt Lt to fill establishment vacancy, wef 18 Jun 1940
Plt Off R E C Knight-Bruce  6 Sep1940 Adjutant, promoted to Act Flt Lt to fill establishment vacancy, wef 17 Jul 1940
Plt Off C E S Bower  6 Sep1940 Defence Officer, promoted to Act Flt Lt to fill establishment vacancy, wef 17 Jul 1940
Plt Off T F Frost  6 Sep1940 Accountant Officer, promoted to Act Fg Off to fill establishment vacancy, wef 16 Jun 1940
Fg Off F Constable  6 Sep1940 Arrived on posting from Medical Training Depot, Halton for Medical duties
Plt Off F Tann 11 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting on commissioning for duty as Adjutant at AMES Sidmouth
Wg Cdr J S Dewar 12 Sep 1940 Went missing during a flight from Exeter to Tangmere
Sqn Ldr R S Mills 13 Sep 1940 Assumed temporary command of the Station (OC, No 87 Sqn)
ASO V Alpine 15 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF West Drayton for duty as Codes and Cypher Officer
Fg Off J McCartney 16 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Middle Wallop for Equipment duties
Plt Off P P Grey 16 Sep 1940 Returned from RAF Northolt on completion of Controllers Course
Fg Off E M Sopwith 17 Sep 1940 Equipment Officer, posted to RAF Middle Wallop
Plt Off D B Ogilvie 24 Sep 1940 No 601 Sqn, appointed Station Parachute Officer
Plt Off W Hemingway 25 Sep 1940 Arrived on commissioning for Administrative duties at AMES Sidmouth
Act Flt Lt R E C Knight-Bruce 28 Sep1940 Relinquished post of Adjutant on resignation of his commission
Plt Off F Tann 28 Sep 1940 Adjutant, AMES Sidmouth, posted to No 71 Sqn, RAF Church Fenton  for duty as Adjutant
Plt Off W Bryden  1 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from Equipment Officers School for Equipment duties
Plt Off N B Dyke  4 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Loughborough awaiting an Engineering course
Sqn Ldr H S Darley  5 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 609 Sqn and assumed command of the Station
Sqn Ldr H S Darley  6 Oct 1940 Station Commander, promoted to Act Wg Cdr
Plt Off J Ripon 11 Oct 1940 No 601 Sqn, appointed Station Parachute Officer
Plt Off D B Ogilvie 11 Oct 1940 No 601 Sqn, relinquished duties of Station Parachute Officer
Plt Off N K Worthington 12 Oct 1940 Defence Officer, completed Ground Gunnery Course at Ronaldsway, IOM
Flt Lt A V Stoneham 12 Oct 1940 Returned on completion the Controllers' Course at RAF Northolt
Plt Off C P Barratt 18 Oct 1940 Arrived on commissioning for duty as Station Messing Officer
Flt Lt J Jewell 24 Oct 1940 Station Engineer Officer, completed 3-day course with Rolls Royce, Derby
Plt Off P S Saunders 28 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Dyce for Engineer duties
Plt Off A S Clarke 28 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ Fighter Command for Accountant duties
ASO D Betbeder 28 Oct 1940 Codes and Cypher Officer, returned from a course at WAAF Disciplinary School
Plt Off A G Shepherd 30 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from Jurby, IOM for duty as Adjutant with GRU
Plt Off J H Baring-Gould 31 Oct 1940 Promoted t o Act Fg Off, wef 28 Sep 1940
Fg Off R M D Anderson  1 Nov 1940 Posted from No 601 Sqn for duty as Station Adjutant
Act Flt Lt Sterne  4 Nov 1940 Attached  from No 7 RMU, wef 21 Oct 1940
Sqn Ldr Hart  9 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Kenley for Accountant duty
Fg Off J H Baring-Gould 10 Nov 1940 Detached to RAF School of Administration for Administrative course
ASO D Betbeder 11 Nov 1940 Codes and Cypher Officer, attached to HQ No 10 Group for temporary duty
Plt Off McGrath 11 Nov 1940 Posted to RAF Exeter on admission to RAF Hospital, Halton, wef 16 Aug 1940
Plt Off P P Grey 13 Nov 1940 Proceeded to RAF Halton for Medical board
Plt Off R B C Pilliner 18 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached from HQ No 10 Group on posting to RAF Speke
Fg Off H Wyke-Wickham 18 Nov 1940 Posted to RAF Baginton, wef 22 Oct 1940
Plt Off H Maddox 20 Nov 1940 Posted to Personnel Despatch Centre, RAF Uxbridge, wef 18 Nov 1940
Plt Off N B Dyke 20 Nov 1940 Posted to RAF School of Aeronautical Engineering for Engineering course, wef 19 Nov 1940
Plt Off W Bryden 20 Nov 1940 Posted to Personnel Despatch Centre, RAF Uxbridge for Equipment duties
Flt Lt A V Stoneham 24 Nov 1940 Posted to HQ No 9 Group
Fg Off J H Baring-Gould 24 Nov 1940 Returned from RAF School of Administration on completion of Administrative course
Fg Off J Cock 24 Nov 1940 Posted from No 87 Sqn as non-effective, sick
Fg Off H Mitchell 24 Nov 1940 Posted from No 87 Sqn as non-effective, sick
Plt Off D N Thomas 26 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Educational Officer
Plt Off O'Callaghan 26 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from Grange-over-Sands
Plt Off T F Frost 28 Nov1940 Accountant Officer, relinquished acting rank of Fg Off on posting to RAF Rochford
Plt Off R E Shaw  1 Dec 1940 Signals Officer, attached to RAF Yatesbury
Flt Lt A Hulme  1 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Exeter on ceasing to be attached from RAF St Eval, wef 25 Oct 1940
Fg Off H Mitchell  7 Dec 1940 Posted to No 8 SFTS, RAF Montrose (see 12 Dec 1940)
Fg Off J Cock  8 Dec 1940 Posted to No 2 CFS, RAF Cranwell (see 12 Dec 1940)
Act Fg Off R M D Anderson  7 Dec 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 28 Oct 1940
Act Fg Off J H Baring-Gould  7 Dec 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 31 Oct 1940
ASO Henderson-Howe 11 Dec 1940 Attached from RAF Aston Down
Fg Off H Mitchell 12 Dec 1940 Posted to No 87 Sqn on ceasing to be non-effective, sick
Fg Off J Cock 12 Dec 1940 Posted to No 87 Sqn on ceasing to be non-effective, sick
Flt Lt H de G Domville 12 Dec 1940 Station Intelligence Officer, attached to the Air Ministry (Unit), wef 8 Dec 1940
Fg Off de Routen 15 Dec 1940 Posted to No 601 Sqn and proceeded to RAF Northolt
Plt Off W Hemingway 19 Dec 1940 Promoted to Act Fg Off, wef 24 Nov 1940
Fg Off Britton 19 Dec 1940 Posted from No 263 Sqn as non-effective, sick, wef 4 Dec 1940
Plt Off van Lierde 21 Dec 1940 Posted to No 87 Sqn on ceasing to be non-effective, sick, wef 16 Dec 1940
Plt Off C P Barratt 21 Dec 1940 Attached to School of Cookery for Messing Officers' course, wef 29 Nov 1940
Flt Lt H de G Domville 24 Dec 1940 Station Intelligence Officer, returned from Advanced Intelligence course

Source - RAF Exeter ORB

Unit Movements: Jul - Dec 1940

Unit Date Notes
SHQ RAF Exeter  6 Jul 1940 Opening under the control of No 10 Group, Fighter Command
No 87 Sqn  6 Jul 1940 In situ on opening
No 213 Sqn  6 Jul 1940 In situ on opening
RAE Detachment  6 Jul 1940 In situ on opening
Gunnery Research Unit  6 Jul 1940 In situ on opening
AMES Sidmouth 18 Jul 1940 Opened under the control of No 60 Group but parented by RAF Exeter
PAC Training School  3 Sep 1940 Transferred from RAF Exeter to Denham
No 601 Sqn 25 Sep 1940 Arrived from RAF Tangmere
No 213 Sqn 25 Sep 1940 Moved to RAF Tangmere
No 87 Sqn 27 Nov 1940 Moved to RAF Colerne
No 263 Sqn 28 Nov 1940 Arrived from RAF Drem

Source - RAF Exeter ORB

This page was last updated on 24/07/20

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