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RAF Lympne Personnel


[Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939]

Personnel Movements: Oct 1936 - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt P W D Wright 28 Oct 1936 Arrived with advance party of Nos 21 and 34 Sqns to open station and assumed command
Wg Cdr B E Baker 15 Nov 1936 Assumed command on RAF Lympne
Flt Lt P W D Wright 15 Nov 1936 Relinquished command of RAF Lympne
Wg Cdr B E Baker  8 Dec 1936 Relinquished command of RAF Lympne
Wg Cdr W A C Morgan  8 Dec 1936 Assumed command on RAF Lympne

Source - RAF Lympne ORB

Unit Movements: Oct 1936 - Jul 1937

Unit Date Notes
SHQ, RAF Lympne 28 Oct 1936 Opening up party arrived from RAF Abbotsinch
SHQ, RAF Lympne  4 Nov 1936 Opened
No 21 Sqn  4 Nov 1936 Arrived from RAF Abbotsinch
No 34 Sqn  4 Nov 1936 Arrived from RAF Abbotsinch

Source - RAF Lympne ORB

July 1937

 

County Command/Group Units
near Hythe, Kent Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 21 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 34 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr W A C Morgan 14 Dec 1936 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt G Brenton-Coward   Adjutant, RAFO
Fg Off R A Davies   Assistant Adjutant, RAFO

Equipment Officers

Wg Cdr (Ret) P M Brambleby    
Maj (Ret) A S Fraser    

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt J E Gregson 30 Mar 1936  
Maj (Ret) D G Ponsonby    

Medical Branch

Flt Lt P A Lee 10 Apr 1937 MB, ChB

Education Officer

Mr J Kerr 14 Nov 1936 MA, BSc

Warrant Officer

WO I C M Rutland 17 Apr 1937  
WO I F H Pearce  6 Nov 1936  
WO I A T Bishop  6 Nov 1936  
WO I E D Robinson 20 Nov 1936 DCM

 

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Unit Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Unit Date Notes
Element, No 12 Sqn  5 Dec 1937 Attached to RAF Lympne to complete No 72 Wing during Bomber Command Tactical Exercise
Element, No 12 Sqn 10 Dec 1937 Ceased to be attached to RAF Lympne on completion of Bomber Command Tactical Exercise

Source - RAF Lympne ORB

July 1938

County Command/Group Units
near Hythe, Kent Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 21 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 34 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr W A C Morgan 14 Dec 1936 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt W H Day   Adjutant, RAFO
Fg Off R A Davies   Assistant Adjutant, RAFO

Equipment Officers

Wg Cdr (Ret) P M Brambleby    
Maj (Ret) A S Fraser    

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt J E Gregson 30 Mar 1936  
Maj (Ret) D G Ponsonby    

Medical Branch

Flt Lt P A Lee 10 Apr 1937 MB, ChB

Warrant Officer

WO I F Walton 26 Apr 1938  
WO I F E Boyce 30 Dec 1937  
WO I A T Bishop  6 Nov 1936  
WO I D Smith 20 Aug 1937  
WO I W C Saunders 13 Sep 1937

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jul 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt P A Lee 28 Aug 1938 Medical Officer, posted to RAF Aldergrove
Flt Lt J E Gregson  1 Sep 1938 Accountant Officer, posted to RAF Leuchars
Fg Off R A Davies  5 Sep 1938 Assistant Adjutant, attached to HQ Bomber Command pending posting to RAF Leuchars
Wg Cdr W A C Morgan 26 Sep 1938 Relinquished command on RAF Lympne on posting to RAF Upper Heyford
Maj (Ret) A S Fraser 26 Sep 1938 Assistant Equipment Officer, posted to RAF St Athan

Source - RAF Lympne ORB

Unit Movements: Jul 1938 - Jul 1939

Unit Date Notes
No 34 Sqn 11 Jul 1938 Moved to RAF Upper Heyford
No 21 Sqn  5 Aug 1938 Attached to RAF Waddington for duty during Home Defence Exercises
No 21 Sqn  9 Aug 1938 Ceased to be attached to RAF Waddington on completion of duty during Home Defence Exercises
No 21 Sqn 15 Aug 1938 Moved to RAF Eastchurch
SHQ, RAF Lympne 15 Aug 1938 Station partially closed
School of Clerks Accounting 17 Oct 1938 Opened at RAF Lympne as an independent unit
RAF Lympne 17 Oct 1938 Transferred from Bomber Command to Training Command
School of Clerks Accounting xx xxx 1939 Moved to RAF Cranwell between May and November
RAF Lympne xx xxx 1939 Closed?

Source - RAF Lympne ORB

Personnel Movements: Jun - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt L T P Aldworth 10 Jun 1940 Arrived with 122 Airmen from No 7 Recruit Centre, Morecombe
Flt L T P Aldworth 10 Jun 1940 Assumed command of RAF Lympne
Plt Off A D Rutherford-Jones 11 Jun 1940 Equipment Officer, arrived on posting and assumed command of RAF Lympne
Fg Off A F Jones 12 Jun 1940 Equipment Officer, arrived on posting from No 14 Balloon Centre
Flt Lt T P Aldworth 12 Jun 1940 Returned to No 7 Recruit Centre, Morecombe
Fg Off T Hogan 15 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Lossiemouth and assumed command of RAF Lympne
Plt Off A D Rutherford-Jones 15 Jun 1940 Equipment Officer, relinquished command of RAF Lympne
Plt Off D R Norman 16 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ Fighter Command for Codes and Cypher duties
Plt Off E V Hambry 16 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Driffield for Accountant duties
Plt Off D R Norman 21 Jun 1940 Codes and Cypher Officer, proceeded to RAF Weeton pending posting to Aden
Flt Lt D H Montgomery 24 Jun 1940 Arribved on posting and assumed command of the station
Plt Off R P B D Radclyffe 25 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for Codes and Cypher duties
Plt Off C Trenchard 26 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for Station Defence duties
Plt Off F Kennedy  4 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Station Defence duties
Fg Off C Huddlestone 18 Jul 1940 Arrived on attachment for duty as Medical Officer
Plt Off B N Cull 21 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Station Defence duties
Fg Off T Hogan 22 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Fg Off C Huddlestone  2 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached on being posted for duty as Medical Officer
Plt Off R P B D Radclyffe  4 Aug 1940 Admitted to RN Hospital, Folkestone and reposted as non-effective, sick
Plt Off A D Rutherford-Jones  7 Aug 1940 Equipment Officer, attached to RAF Hawkinge for duty with Servicing Flight
Fg Off C Huddlestone 11 Aug 1940 Medical Officer, attached to RAF Farnborough for course of instruction
Plt Off R Cunningham-Jones 11 Aug 1940 Attached from RAF Hawkinge for temporary Medical duties
Plt Off R P B D Radclyffe 13 Aug 1940 Transferred from RN Hospital, Folkestone to RAF Hospital, Halton
Plt Off R Cunningham-Jones 14 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached from RAF Hawkinge on completion of temporary Medical duties
Plt Off A D Rutherford-Jones  20 Aug 1940 Equipment Officer, ceased to be attached to RAF Hawkinge for duty with Servicing Flight
Plt Off J G Garthwaite 30 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for Codes and Cypher duties
Plt Off C Trenchard 23 Sep 1940 Station Defence Officer, posted to No 1 SFTS
Plt Off V R L Heywood 24 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off B N Cull  1 Oct 1940 Station Defence Officer, detached to RAF Ford
Plt Off J G Garthwaite 10 Oct 1940 Codes and Cypher Officer, posted to No 1 School of Air Navigation
Pt Off L A Willington 12 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Northolt for Equipment duties
Plt Off A D Rutherford-Jones 16 Oct 1940 Equipment Officer, posted to RAF Northolt
Plt Off R P B D Radclyffe 17 Oct 1940 Discharged from RAF Hospital, Matlock
Act Fg Off F Kennedy 22 Oct 1940 Station Defence Officer, promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt

Source - RAF Lympne ORB

Unit Movements: Jun - Dec 1940

Unit Date Notes
Care and Maintenance Party  9 Jun 1940 Formed at RAF Lympne

Source - RAF Lympne ORB

 

[Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939]

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