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RAF Leeming Personnel and units


Personnel Movements: Jun - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr K E Ward  3 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr D Tidmarsh  3 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Sqn Ldr - Administrative
Fg Off C J Dolby  3 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Adjutant
Fg Off H W C Hannaford  3 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Accountant Officer
Plt Off E G F Hill  3 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Equipment Officer
Fg Off C J Dolby  3 Jun 1940 Station Adjutant, promoted to Act Flt Lt
Fg Off H W C Hannaford  3 Jun 1940 Station Accountant Officer, promoted to Act Flt Lt
Plt Off E G F Hill  3 Jun 1940 Station Equipment Officer, promoted to Act Fg Off
Fg Off A Rossner  6 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Armament Officer
Plt Off A Thomson  6 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Intelligence Officer
Plt Off A S Newman 14 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Messing Officer
Fg Off D St C L Henderson 16 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Medical Officer
Fg Off A Mellor 17 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Signals Officer
Plt Off L G Bristowe 17 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Flying Disciplinary Officer
Flt Lt H V James 19 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Driffield for duty as Intelligence Officer
Plt Off A Thomson 24 Jun 1940 Intelligence Officer, posted to HQ, No 4 Group
Flt Lt J F Nalder 26 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for Operations Room duties
Mr T H F Gifford 26 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting as Meteorological Officer i/c
Plt Off C E Bicknell 28 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for Engineering duties
Act Fg Off E G F Hill  3 Jul 1940 Station Equipment Officer, promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 29 Jun 1940
Fg Off A Mellor  3 Jul 1940 Signals Officer, promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 29 Jun 1940
Fg Off K A Phillips  9 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 RAF Depot for Equipment duties
Act Flt Lt F J H Bacon  9 Jul 1940 Attached from HQ No 4 Group for Intelligence duties
Plt Off W D Hutcheson  9 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Intelligence duties
Wg Cdr W E Staton 10 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 Sqn pending assuming command of RAF Leeming
Plt Off J Judd 11 Jul 1940 Arrived on commissioning for Defence duties
Plt Off W Oxlade 11 Jul 1940 Arrived on commissioning for Defence duties
Flt Lt H V James 11 Jul 1940 Station Intelligence Officer, promoted to Act (unpaid) Sqn Ldr
Wg Cdr K E Ward 12 Jul 1940 Relinquished command of RAF Leeming
Wg Cdr W E Staton 12 Jul 1940 Assumed command of RAF Leeming
Wg Cdr K E Ward 13 Jul 1940 Posted to RAF Dishforth
Plt Off R H Finch 17 Jul 1940 Arrived on commissioning for Operations Room duties
Plt Off F N la F Flint 17 Jul 1940 Arrived on commissioning for Defence duties
Plt Off R H Cook 17 Jul 1940 Arrived on commissioning for Defence duties
Plt Off C E Bicknell 18 Jul 1940 Engineer Officer, promoted to Act Fg Off
Plt Off L G Black 23 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Linton-on-Ouse for Defence duties
Plt Off L G Black 24 Jul 1940 Defence Officer, promoted to Act Fg Off
Sqn Ldr D P G Davies 26 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Dishforth for duty as C of E Chaplain
ASO W Gemmell 27 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Driffield for Codes and Cypher duties
Sqn Ldr P L Marett 21 Aug 1940 Assumed duties of Senior Operations Officer
Flt Lt F J H Bacon  6 Sep 1940 Assistant Intelligence Officer, posted to RAF Driffield
Wg Cdr P L Marett  8 Nov 1940 Senior Operations Officer, posted overseas
Flt Lt J F Nalder  8 Nov 1940 Assumed duties of Senior Operations Officer

Source - RAF Leeming ORB

Unit Movements: Jun - Dec 1940

Unit Date Notes
SHQ, RAF Leeming  3 Jun 1940 Opening up party arrived and opened station
20 x Airmen, No 78 Sqn 25 Jun 1940 Arrived as an opening up party
Advance Party, No 78 Sqn 28 Jun 1940 Arrived
No 78 Sqn  8 Jul 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Leeming
No 102 Sqn 27 Aug 1940 Arrived from RAF Driffield

Source - RAF Leeming ORB

This page was last updated on 21/08/20

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