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RAF Gatwick Personnel and units


Personnel Movements: Jul - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt C J A Delaney  6 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Andover for duty as Armament Officer
Flt Lt R G S Grant  6 Jul 1940 Arrived on attachment from RAF Halton for duty as Medical Officer, wef 5 Jul 1940
Sqn Ldr E A K Crossfield  9 Jul 1940 Posted to SDL for Intelligence duties with Central Combined Operations Room, wef 16 Jun 1940
Fg Off J E W Le Gras 11 Jul 1940 Posted to No 2 School of Army Co-operation
Flt Lt C J A Delaney 11 Jul 1940 Assumed duties of Station Armament Officer
Fg Off T G Blackwell 16 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 Works Area, BAFF for duty as Assistant Accountant Officer
Flt Lt T H T Forshaw 16 Jul 1940 Assumed the duties of Station Gas officer
Flt Lt C J A Delaney 16 Jul 1940 Assumed duties of Station Defence Officer
Flt Lt A Rex Moxey 18 Jul 1940 Posted to RAF Filton for Intelligence duties
Flt Lt R G S Grant 18 Jul 1940 Ceased to be attached from RAF Halton on posting for duty as Medical Officer
Gp Capt J Cottle 21 Jul 1940 Posted for duty as Officer Commanding of RAF Gatwick
Plt Off C P Cowper 22 Jul 1940 Arrived on commissioning in the RAFVR for Defence duties
Plt Off W A G O'Brian 25 Jul 1940 MT Officer, posted to No 1 MT Company, Darlington
Fg Off L G Yabsley 25 Jul 1940 Signals Officer, posted to RAF Aldergrove
Plt Off H P Chaplin 25 Jul 1940 Arrived on commissioning in the RAFVR for Defence duties
Plt Off J D P Watney 26 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from Equipment Training School for Equipment duties
Flt Lt O E Ward 29 Jul 1940 Adjutant, posted to HQ No 22 Group for 'P' Staff duties
Flt Lt T H T Forshaw 29 Jul 1940 Assumed the duties of Station Adjutant
Plt Off C H Bacon 29 Jul 1940 Attached for temporary duty
Sqn Ldr S S Fielden 30 Jul 1940 Posted to HQ No 22 Group for Operations duties
Plt Off C H Bacon 31 Jul 1940 Ceased to be attached on posting to No 4 Ferry Pilots Pool
ASO P K Foxall  3 Aug 1940 Posted to RAF Andover for Codes and Cypher duties
Fg Off T G Blackwell  4 Aug 1940 Accountant Officer, promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 17 Jul 1940
Gp Capt J Cottle  5 Aug 1940 Posting as Officer Commanding postponed
Plt Off E R Jones-Humphreys  6 Aug 1940 Assumed the duties of Station Gas officer
Sqn Ldr J D Gardiner  6 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 50 Wing for Administrative duties
ASO P M Spratt  7 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Chipping Norton for Codes and Cypher duties
Gp Capt J Cottle 12 Aug 1940 Relinquished command of RAF Gatwick on posting to the Air Ministry
Sqn Ldr J D Gardiner 12 Aug 1940 Assumed command of RAF Gatwick
Flt Lt O E Ward 12 Aug 1940 Adjutant, posted to RAF Odiham
Plt Off C V Knight 12 Aug 1940 Assumed the duties of Adjutant
Plt Off J D P Watney 13 Aug 1940 Assumed the duties of Station Transport Officer
Flt Lt T H T Forshaw 13 Aug 1940 Relinquished the duties of Station Transport Officer
Flt Lt C J A Delaney 15 Aug 1940 Station Armament Officer, posted to RAF Eastchurch
Plt Off D E Willington 17 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for duty of Station Defence Officer
Flt Lt T H T Forshaw 25 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Odiham on posting to No 7 OTU
Plt Off H P Chaplin  1 Sep 1940 Assumed duties of Fire Officer
Plt Off C P Cowper  1 Sep 1940 Station Fire Officer, posted out
Sqn Ldr J D Gardiner  2 Sep 1940 Relinquished command of RAF Gatwick on posting to No 50 Group Pool
Fg Off A R Hungerford  2 Sep 1940 Assumed command of RAF Gatwick
Fg Off A R Hungerford 12 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr
Plt Off D E Willington 20 Sep 1940 Station Defence Officer, attached to Northern Command Weapons Training School for course
Plt Off Franklin 21 Sep 1940 Attached to SHQ from No 26 Sqn
Flt Lt E D Crundell 31 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 AONS

Source - RAF Gatwick ORB

Unit Movements: Jul - Dec 1940

Unit Date Notes
Advance Party, No 53 Sqn  2 Jul 1940 Departed RAF Gatwick for RAF Detling
Bus Party, No 53 Sqn  3 Jul 1940 Departed RAF Gatwick for RAF Detling
Road Party, No 53 Sqn  3 Jul 1940 Departed RAF Gatwick for RAF Detling
Air Party, No 53 Sqn  3 Jul 1940 Departed RAF Gatwick for RAF Detling
Road Party, No 98 Sqn 23 Jul 1940 Departed RAF Gatwick pending posting to Iceland
Main Party, No 98 Sqn 26 Jul 1940 Departed RAF Gatwick pending posting to Iceland
No 26 Sqn  3 Sep 1940 Arrived at RAF Gatwick
Some Personnel, No 141 Sqn 18 Sep 1940 Arrived from RAF Turnhouse
Airmen, No 141 Sqn 22 Oct 1940 Arrived by rail
Officers, No 141 Sqn 23 Oct 1940 Arrived
'B' Flight, No 239 Sqn 31 Dec 1940 Arrived at RAF Gatwick

Source - RAF Gatwick ORB

This page was last updated on 30/07/20

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