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RAF North Coates Fitties Personnel


[Jul 1936 | Aug 1936 | Jul 1937]

July 1936

 

County Command/Group Units
North Thoresby, Lincolnshire Training Command
  • SHQ

  • Air Observers' School

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr

Patrick Huskinson

13 Jan 1936 Officer Commanding, MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr W J Millen  2 Jan 1936  
Flt Lt

Herbert L Messiter

 2 Jan 1936 Engineer duties; later A/Cdre

Stores Branch

Flt Lt E N A Crowe-Browne  6 Apr 1936  

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt G A Linn 27 Dec 1935  

Medical Branch

Fg Off R S Peill  7 Jan 1936 MB, ChB

Education Officer

Mr J L Smith  1 Jan 1936 BSc

Warrant Officer

WO I P N Lee  5 Feb 1936  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

County Command/Group Units
North Thoresby, Lincolnshire Training Command/Armament Group
  • SHQ

  • No 2 Air Armament School

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr

Patrick Huskinson

13 Jan 1936 Officer Commanding, MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr W J Millen  2 Jan 1936  
Flt Lt A E Louks  2 Mar 1937 Engineer duties
Fg Off O D Norwood   Assistant Adjutant, late RAF

Stores Branch

Flt Lt E N A Crowe-Browne  6 Apr 1936  
Sqn Ldr (Ret) C E H C MacPherson    

Accountant Branch

Sqn Ldr G W Lynn  7 Aug 1936  
Capt (Ret) B Francis    

Medical Branch

Fg Off R S Peill  7 Jan 1936 MB, ChB

Education Officer

Mr J L Smith  1 Jan 1936 BSc

Warrant Officer

WO I W Cooke 13 Jul 1936  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

August 1936

Source - August 1936 Air Force List

No 2 Air Armament School became No 1 Air Observers School on 1 March 1938 and took over the station with the SHQ being disbanded.  On 3 September 1939, No 1 AOS began moving to RAF Penrhos and North Coates was placed under Care and Maintenance on 4 September.

Personnel Movements: Sep - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt A V Le Maistre  4 Sep 1939 Appointed Officer i/c Care and Maintenance Party
Sqn Ldr S T Misselbrook 11 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Linton-on-Ouse
Sqn Ldr S T Misselbrook 13 Sep 1939 Assumed command of RAF North Coates
Sqn Ldr S T Misselbrook 30 Sep 1939 Also assumed command of No 2 Recruit Training Pool
Wg Cdr E H Sparling  6 Dec 1939 Assumed command of RAF North Coates
Sqn Ldr S T Misselbrook  6 Dec 1939 Relinquished command of RAF North Coates but retained command of No 2 RTP

Source - RAF North Coates ORB

Unit Movements: Sep - Dec 1939

Unit Date Notes
Rail Party, No 1 AOS  4 Sep 1939 Departed for RAF Penrhos
SHQ, RAF North Coates 13 Sep 1939 Opened
No 2 Recruit Training Pool 30 Sep 1939 Formed at RAF North Coates
No 1 Ground Defence Gunners School 20 Nov 1939 Formed at RAF North Coates

Source - RAF North Coates ORB

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Hewitt 21 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from No 7 AOS and assumed command of Flying Sqn
Gp Capt J M Mason  4 Mar 1940 Assumed command of RAF North Coates
Wg Cdr E H Sparling  4 Mar 1940 Relinquished command of RAF North Coates
Fg Off J W Reade 17 Apr 1940 Departed on posting
Fg Off N S Little 18 Apr 1940 Posted to No 1 Ground Defence Gunners School
Fg Off H G D Devey 22 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off C E Prescott 22 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off W R Norton 22 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting
ASO J M Douglas 22 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off W J Mitchell 23 Apr 1940 Departed on posting
Fg Off G Ryall 29 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt H J Davies  3 May 1940 Arrived on posting for Medical duties
Fg Off G E Machin  3 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 GDGS
Act Sqn Ldr K G P Hendrie  3 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Bircham Newton
Plt Off G C Lugg  7 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Thorney Island
Act Sqn Ldr R W Brierley  8 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Thorney Island
Plt Off C Whitley 10 May 1940 Arrived on attachment from RAF Detling
Fg Off F H H Small 11 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Wick
Fg Off W R Norton 12 May 1940 Detached to the Air Ministry
ASO F G Freeman 14 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Feltwell
Fg Off J J A Scott 14 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Mount Batten
Plt Off I N M MacDonald 14 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 22 Sqn
Plt Off C Whitley 15 May 1940 Ceased to be attached from RAF Detling
Plt Off B A Levey 16 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Bircham Newton
Fg Off H G D Devey 18 May 1940 Posted to RAF Leuchars
ASO J M Carlin 20 May 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 16 Group
Fg Off W R Norton 21 May 1940 Posted to RAF Thorney Island
Fg Off C E Tait 24 May 1940 Arrived on posting from Medical Training Depot, Halton
Sqn Ldr M V Ridgeway 24 May 1940 Posted to SHQ from No 22 Sqn
Plt Off R H Lucky 27 May 1940 Arrived on posting from Directorate of Intelligence, Air Ministry
Fg Off M J Lange 31 May 1940 Posted to RAF Calshot
Plt Off H C Cooke  3 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 14 Group
Flt Lt R E Burns  6 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty with No 2 Mobile Torpedo Base, North Coates
Plt Off J R Cooper  8 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Loughborough
Flt Lt K S Parker 12 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 Bombing and Gunnery School for Administrative duties
Plt Off S C Barber 17 Jun 1940 Arrived on commissioning for duty as Station Defence Officer
Fg Off J L Scott 20 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Calshot
Plt Off P A Calton 29 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off G J Beckett 29 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off B A Levey 30 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 10 Apr 1940
Plt Off G C Lugg 30 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 16 Apr 1940
Fg Off G Ryall 30 Jun 1940 Granted a commission as Fg Off on Probation, wef 29 Apr 1940 [sen: 15 Feb 1940]
Fg Off J J A Scott 30 Jun 1940 Granted a commission as Fg Off on Probation, wef 14 May 1940 [sen: 15 Feb 1940]
Plt Off R H Lucky 30 Jun 1940 Granted a commission as Plt Off on Probation, wef 14 May 1940
Fg Off C E Tait 30 Jun 1940 Granted a commission as Fg Off on Probation, wef 14 May 1940
Plt Off C E Prescott 30 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 4 Jun 1940
Fg Off G Ryall 30 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 4 Jun 1940
Plt Off I N M MacDonald  1 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act Fg Off, wef 26 Jun 1940
Plt Off R H Lucky  1 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act Fg Off, wef 24 Jun 1940
Fg Off G J Mapplebeck  1 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from Air Ministry A11(a) Pool
Plt Off C E Brown  3 Jul 1940 Posted to RAF Ronaldsway
Fg Off J J A Scott  4 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt
Plt Off N Storer  4 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Doncaster
ASO A D Burgess  6 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Bircham Newton
Plt Off H C Cooke  9 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Fg Off
Plt Off R W Hanner 13 Jul 1940 Arrived on commissioning
Act Fg Off R H Lucky 15 Jul 1940 Posted to No 98 Sqn, RAF Scampton
Fg Off G J Mapplebeck 15 Jul 1940 Posted to RAF Aldergrove but attached to RAF North Coates
Act Flt Lt G C Lugg 16 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Sqn Ldr
Act Flt Lt B A Levey 16 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Sqn Ldr
Flt Lt R E Burns 18 Jul 1940 Awarded Symbol 'E'
Fg Off G J Mapplebeck 20 Jul 1940 Ceased to be attached on posting to RAF North Coates
Flt Lt W R Norton 22 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Thorney Island
Act Flt Lt J J A Scott 24 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt
Flt Lt K S Parker 24 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Sqn Ldr
Plt Off J D Syme 24 Jul 1940 Attached from RAF Calshot
APO F A Cleary 25 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Grange-over-Sands
Act Flt Lt S F B Lea 25 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from Base Personnel Staff Office
Act Fg Off H C Cooke 29 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Fg Off
Plt Off F T Bush 29 Jul 1940 Arrived on commissioning from the Air Ministry
Flt Lt H J Davies 31 Jul 1940 Medical Officer, posted to RAF Waddington
Act Flt Lt G C Lugg  5 Aug 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Sqn Ldr, wef 16 Jul 1940
Act Flt Lt B A Levey  5 Aug 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Sqn Ldr, wef 16 Jul 1940
Fg Off D C Walker  6 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Eastchurch
ASO Winton  9 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Thorney Island
Plt Off P A Calton 10 Aug 1940 Returned from RAF Exeter
ASO A D Burgess 11 Aug 1940 Proceeded to RAF School of Administration, Gerrard's Cross for course of instruction
Fg Off H W Smithies 12 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 13 Sqn
Sqn Ldr M V Ridgeway 12 Aug 1940 Posted to HQ No 54 Group
Plt Off J O T Howard 13 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ Coastal Command
Act Flt Lt S F B Lea 14 Aug 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt, wef 27 Jul 1940
Plt Off K W Godfrey 15 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 16 Group for Station Defence duties
ASO J M Douglas 18 Aug 1940 Proceeded to WAAF Officers' School for course of instruction
Fg Off G J Mapplebeck 23 Aug 1940 Posted to the Directorate of Intelligence, Air Ministry
Plt Off J R Cooper 23 Aug 1940 Posted to No 1 Signals School, RAF Cranwell for course of instruction
Fg Off T E Thelluson 26 Aug 1940 Arrived on commissioning
Plt Off S T Blake Smith 26 Aug 1940 Arrived on attachment from RAF Calshot for duty with HSLs at Grimsby
Flt Lt V D Jones 27 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 16 Group
Fg Off H W Smithies 29 Aug 1940 Posted to HQ No 16 Group
ASO J M Douglas  1 Sep 1940 Posted to RAF Heston
ASO L Bell  1 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 16 Group
Flt Lt R E Burns  3 Sep 1940 Granted a Permanent Commission in the rank of Flt Lt, wef 24 Aug 1940
Plt Off E H Goodison 16 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for Operational duties
Flt Lt R W Brierley 21 Sep 1940 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot, Uxbridge
Flt Lt V D Jones 27 Sep 1940 Posted to RAF Andover
Plt Off J G Carter 27 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt C H Levick 27 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt R E Burns  1 Oct 1940 Promoted to Temp Sqn Ldr, wef 1 Sep 1940
Fg Off W J Mather  1 Oct 1940 Promoted to Temp Flt Lt, wef 4 Sep 1940
APO F A Cleary  6 Oct 1940 Regraded as Plt Off on probation
Sqn Ldr R E Burns 11 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Gosport
Plt Off S F Craggs 15 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ Coastal Command for Operational duties
Plt Off G de C M Taylor 18 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Loughborough
Plt Off J Soper 18 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Loughborough
Plt Off J G Carter 25 Oct 1940 Posted to the Air Ministry (DGE) for Equipment duties
ASO A J Jefferson 27 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from WAAF Officers School, Reading
Plt Off J D Syme 29 Oct 1940 Arrived on attachment from RAF Calshot
Act Flt Lt H C Cooke 29 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Sqn Ldr
Fg Off J L Scott 31 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Calshot
Plt Off K W Godfrey  1 Nov 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Fg Off
ASO A J Jefferson  4 Nov 1940 Attached to RAF Detling
Plt Off R L Brooks  5 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 Signals School, RAF Cranwell for Signals duties
Plt Off G de C M Taylor 16 Nov 1940 Posted to No 1 Signals School, RAF Cranwell for Signals course
Plt Off F N G Barnes 16 Nov 1940 Attached from RAF Detling
Act Sqn Ldr H C Cooke 18 Nov 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Sqn Ldr, wef 29 Oct 1940
Fg Off W R Norton 18 Nov 1940 Attached to the Air Ministry for an Intelligence course
Plt Off E F Chapman 19 Nov 1940 Attached from RAF Calshot
ASO A Franks 20 Nov 1940 Attached from HQ No 16 Group
ASO A D Burgess 21 Nov 1940 Proceeded to RAF Halton for course of instruction
Plt Off H O Jones 21 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Thorney Island
Plt Off K W Godfrey 22 Nov 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Fg Off
Plt Off J G Beckett 24 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Cardington
Plt Off R W Hanner 29 Nov 1940 Attached to School of Cookery, RAF Halton
Sqn Ldr R E X Mack  1 Dec 1940 Posted to SHQ from No 22 Sqn
Fg Off W R Norton  6 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to the Air Ministry for No 2 Advanced Intelligence course
Sqn Ldr H J W Carpenter 10 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as RC Chaplain
ASO A D Burgess 10 Dec 1940 Returned from RAF Halton on completion of course of instruction
Plt Off F N G Barnes 12 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF Sullom Voe
ASO A Franks 12 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached from HQ No 16 Group
Fg Off R O'Meara 17 Dec 1940 Attached from RAF Eastchurch
Act SO A D Burgess 17 Dec 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Section Officer, wef 1 Nov 1940
ASO J M Carlin 18 Dec 1940 Attached to Gerrard's Crossfor Disciplinary course
Flt Lt D G Jones 20 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Detling
Plt Off J Soper 27 Dec 1940 Posted to No 2 School of Technical Training
Flt Lt W J Mather 27 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Limavady
Act Flt Lt I N M MacDonald 28 Dec 1940 Posted to No 3 School of Technical Training

Source - RAF North Coates ORB

Unit Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Unit Date Notes
No 2 Recruit Training Pool  8 Jan 1940 Redesignated No 9 Recruits Centre
SHQ, RAF North Coates 26 Feb 1940 Transferred from No 25 Group, Training Command to No 16 Group, Coastal Command
No 235 Sqn 27 Feb 1940 Arrived from RAF Manston
No 248 Sqn 27 Feb 1940 Arrived from RAF Hendon
No 236 Sqn 29 Feb 1940 Arrived from RAF Martlesham Heath
No 248 Sqn  8 Apr 1940 Moved to RAF Thorney Island*
No 22 Sqn  8 Apr 1940 Arrived from RAF Thorney Island*
No 812 Sqn FAA 11 May 1940 Arrived for operational duties
Detachment, No 233 Sqn 18 May 1940 Arrived from RAF Leuchars for temporary duty
Detachment, No 233 Sqn 20 May 1940 Returned to RAF Leuchars on completion of temporary duty
No 812 Sqn FAA 28 May 1940 Moved to RAF Bircham Newton
No 812 Sqn FAA 29 May 1940 Returned from RAF Bircham Newton
9 x aircraft, No 22 Sqn 12 Jun 1940 Proceeded to RAF Wick for operational duties
No 812 Sqn FAA 15 Jun 1940 Moved to RAF Ford
No 812 Sqn FAA 19 Jun 1940 Returned from RAF Ford
9 x aircraft, No 22 Sqn 18 Jun 1940 Returned from RAF Wick
No 1 Ground Defence Gunners School  1 Jul 1940 Moved to RAF Ronaldsway
No 812 Sqn FAA 11 Sep 1940 Moved to RAF Thorney Island
No 812 Sqn FAA 27 Sep 1940 Returned from RAF Thorney Island
No 812 Sqn FAA  2 Nov 1940 Detached to RAF St Eval
Detachment, No 22 Sqn  5 Nov 1940 Detached to RAF St Eval
No 812 Sqn FAA 10 Nov 1940 Returned from RAF St Eval
Detachment, No 22 Sqn 12 Nov 1940 Returned from RAF St Eval
No 812 Sqn FAA  8 Dec 1940 Proceeded to RAF Thorney Island for operations
Detachment, No 22 Sqn  8 Dec 1940 Proceeded to RAF Thorney Island
No 812 Sqn FAA 10 Dec 1940 Proceeded from RAF Thorney Island to RAF St Eval for operations
Detachment, No 22 Sqn 15 Dec 1940 Returned from RAF Thorney Island
No 812 Sqn FAA 16 Dec 1940 Returned from RAF St Eval via RAF Abingdon
6 x aircraft, No 812 Sqn FAA 27 Dec 1940 Proceeded to RAF Thorney Island for operations
2 x aircraft, No 812 Sqn FAA 27 Dec 1940 Proceeded to RAF Detlin for operations

*Taken from other sources as not shown in the ORB

Source - RAF North Coates ORB (Some parts appear to be missing)

 

[Jul 1936 | Jul 1937]

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