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RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey Personnel and units


Personnel Movements: May - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr S H Hardy 15 May 1940 Arrived on posting for assume command of RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey
Fg Off A K H Jones 16 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Martlesham Heath for duty as Station Adjutant
Fg Off A McDougall 16 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Ansty for duty as Station Medical Officer
Act Sqn Ldr C D G Welch 16 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Duxford for duty as Sqn Ldr - Operations
SO C R Ashton 16 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Duxford for WAAF duties
Flt Lt H S I Pearson 16 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Debden for duty as Station Intelligence Officer
Fg Off L D Neeves 16 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Debden for duty as Station Equipment Officer
Plt Off J Bayliss 16 May 1940 Posted to RAF Debden
ASO M Hackney 21 May 1940 Arrived on posting for Codes and Cypher duties
(S)SO M M Bevan 21 May 1940 Arrived on posting for Codes and Cypher duties
ASO J Williamson 21 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Abingdon for Administrative duties
Plt Off C W Mayhew 21 May 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Defence Officer
Fg Off R J Holland 21 May 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 12 Group for Operations 'B' duties
(S)SO M M Bevan 22 May 1940 Attached to RAF Wittering
Fg Off S Mackenzie 23 May 1940 Appointed Assistant Adjutant
Plt Off W Blair 23 May 1940 Appointed Accountant Officer
Fg Off A G Peters 23 May 1940 Appointed Station Signals Officer
Plt Off W Blair 29 May 1940 Accountant Officer, promoted to Act Fg Off
Fg Off L D Neeves 29 May 1940 Station Equipment Officer, promoted to Act Flt Lt
Plt Off E H Dinsley 29 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Debden for Operations duties
Act Flt Lt R W Drewitt 29 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Digby for Operations duties
Flt Lt R V Jameson 29 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Wittering for Operations duties
Act Flt Lt S Harvey Barnes 29 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Wittering for Operations duties
Plt Off E Weale 29 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Wittering for Operations duties
Act Flt Lt A Young 29 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Duxford for Operations duties
Act Flt Lt R J Bunning 29 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Duxford for Operations duties
Plt Off N J Brisbane 31 May 1940 Attached from No 65 Sqn
Fg Off G V Proudman 31 May 1940 Attached from No 65 Sqn
Plt Off A G T Hardy 31 May 1940 Attached from No 65 Sqn
Plt Off T Smart  4 Jun 1940 Attached from No 65 Sqn
Plt Off N J Brisbane  6 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 65 Sqn
Fg Off G V Proudman  6 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 65 Sqn
Plt Off A G T Hardy  6 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 65 Sqn
Plt Off T Smart  6 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 65 Sqn
Flt Lt L T Keary 10 Jun 1940 Appointed Officer i/c SHQ prior to arrival
Act Flt Lt R W Drewitt 10 Jun 1940 Relinquished appointment of Officer i/c SHQ
Flt Lt L T Keary 13 Jun 1940 Arrived fro Gerrard's Cross for duty as Officer i/c SHQ and promoted to Act Sqn Ldr
Fg Off G W Cozens 13 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Biggin Hill for Engineer duties
APO R Landon 13 Jun 1940 Arrived on commissioning for Equipment duties
Sqn Ldr N A F Townend 24 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Shawbury for duty as Chaplain
Plt Off T B N Deane 24 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 12 Group for Station Defence duties
ASO A Klingenberg 24 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Gerrard's Cross for Administrative duties
Flt Lt R V Jameson  3 Jul 1940 Posted to RAF Horsham St Faith for Operations duties
Act Flt Lt T W Brogden  3 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Wittering for Operations duties
ASO M Caudwell  4 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off J P Hallett  4 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from the Air Ministry for Intelligence duties
Fg Off A K H Jones 12 Jul 1940 Station Adjutant, transferred to Operations duties
Fg Off S Mackenzie 12 Jul 1940 Assistant Adjutant, appointed Station Adjutant
Plt Off E H Dinsley 12 Jul 1940 Appointed Assistant Adjutant (Temporary)
Act Flt Lt R W Drewitt 13 Jul 1940 Operations Officer, posted to H No 15 Group
Flt Lt R Outfin 13 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Coltishall for Medical duties
Plt Off R Preedy 13 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Duxford for Operations duties
Fg Off P R Clapham 22 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ, No 12 Group for Operations duties
Plt Off W Morecroft 22 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from Code and Cypher School for Codes and Cypher duties
Act Flt Lt H V Hughes 22 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 4 RSU for Signals duties
Plt Off L H Smith 22 Jul 1940 Arrived on appointment to a commission
Plt Off C W Wilkinson 22 Jul 1940 Arrived on appointment to a commission
Plt Off A W Higgett 22 Jul 1940 Arrived on appointment to a commission
Plt Off R P Levy 22 Jul 1940 Arrived on appointment to a commission
Act Sqn Ldr L T Keary 21 Sep 1940 Returned to School of Administration,  Gerrard's Cross
Act Sqn Ldr C D G Welch 21 Sep 1940 Sqn Ldr - Operations, posted to HQ No 12 Group
Sqn Ldr Shipwright 21 Sep 1940 Assumed duties of Sqn Ldr - Operations
Act Flt Lt T W Brogden 24 Sep 1940 Promoted to Sqn Ldr

Source - RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey ORB

Unit Movements: May - Dec 1940

Unit Date Notes
SHQ, RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey 15 May 1940 Unit formed but station not yet opened
Satellite Airfield - Hibaldstow 18 May 1940 Allocated for use by RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey but not ready for operational use
Satellite Airfield - Manby 18 May 1940 Allocated for use by RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey
Satellite Airfield - Coleby Grange 18 May 1940 Taken over from RAF Digby
Personnel, No 222 Sqn 21 May 1940 Arrived from RAF Digby
No 222 Sqn 23 May 1940 Arrived from RAF Digby
No 253 Sqn 24 May 1940 Arrived from RAF Kenley
No 222 Sqn 28 May 1940 Departed for France but later returned and moved to RAF Hornchurch
No 65 Sqn 29 May 1940 Arrived from RAF Hornchurch
No 222 Sqn  3 Jun 1940 Arrived from RAF Hornchurch
No 65 Sqn 14 Jun 1940 Completed the move to RAF Hornchurch
Station Meteorological Office 24 Jun 1940 Opened
2 x Sections, No 253 Sqn  9 Jul 1940 Moved from Coleby Grange to rear-ward station, RAF Ringway
No 253 Sqn 21 Jul 1940 Departed for RAF Turnhouse
Air Party, No 264 Sqn 23 Jul 1940 Arrived from RAF Duxford
Main Party, No 264 Sqn 24 Jul 1940 Arrived from RAF Duxford
1 x Flight, No 253 Sqn  4 Aug 1940 Moved to rear-ward station, RAF Ringway
1 x Flight, No 253 Sqn 16 Aug 1940 Returned from rear-ward station, RAF Ringway
No 264 Sqn 21 Aug 1940 Moved to RAF Hornchurch
No 74 Sqn 22 Aug 1940 Arrived from RAF Wittering
No 222 Sqn 29 Aug 1940 Departed for RAF Hornchurch
No 264 Sqn 29 Aug 1940 Returned from RAF Hornchurch
No 307 (Polish) Sqn  5 Sep 1940 Commenced forming at RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey
Satellite Airfield - Caistor  9 Sep 1940 Allocated for use by RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey
Satellite Airfield - Coleby Grange  9 Sep 1940 Taken over by RAF Digby
No 74 Sqn 10 Sep 1940 Departed for RAF Coltishall
No 616 Sqn 10 Sep 1940 Arrived from RAF Coltishall
'A' Flight, No 264 Sqn 12 Sep 1940 Began operating from RAF Caistor
'B' Flight, No 264 Sqn 12 Sep 1940 Moved to RAF Northolt
'B' Flight, No 264 Sqn 23 Sep 1940 Moved from RAF Northolt to Luton
11 x pilots, No 307 (Polish) Sqn  2 Oct 1940 Proceeded to School of Army Co-operation, RAF Old Sarum
7 x pilots, No 307 (Polish) Sqn  9 Oct 1940 Proceeded to School of Army Co-operation, RAF Old Sarum
No 264 Sqn 23 Oct 1940 Moved to RAF Martlesham Heath
No 85 Sqn 23 Oct 1940 Arrived from RAF Church Fenton
No 85 Sqn  7 Nov 1940 Departed for RAF Debden (less 1 x Flight)
No 307 (Polish) Sqn  7 Nov 1940 Departed for RAF Jurby
Remainder, No 85 Sqn 21 Nov 1940 Departed for RAF Debden
No 71 (Eagle) Sqn 21 Nov 1940 Arrived from RAF Church Fenton

Source - RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey ORB

This page was last updated on 20/08/20

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