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RAF Pembrey Personnel and units


Personnel Movements: May - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt R Smyth-Pigott  6 May 1940 Assumed command of RAF Pembrey
Flt Lt Deighton  6 May 1940 Assumed duties of Station Administrative Officer
Fg Off E M Irving  6 May 1940 Assumed duties of Station Adjutant
Plt Off Davies  6 May 1940 Assumed duties of Assistant Station Adjutant
Fg Off E M Irving 19 Jun 1940 Station Adjutant, posted to HQ No 25 Group
Flt Lt C N Leeston-Smith 19 Jun 1940 Assumed duties of Station Adjutant
AC2 C H Young  6 Oct 1940 Killed in a shooting accident
Gp Capt R Smyth-Pigott 15 Jun 1940 Relinquished command of RAF Pembrey
Gp Capt F W Trott 15 Jun 1940 Assumed command of RAF Pembrey
Gp Capt F W Trott 16 Jun 1940 Relinquished command of RAF Pembrey
Wg Cdr A W Franklyn 17 Jun 1940 Assumed command of RAF Pembrey
Wg Cdr J H Hutchinson 27 Jun 1940 Assumed command of RAF Pembrey
Wg Cdr A W Franklyn 27 Jun 1940 Relinquished command of RAF Pembrey
Wg Cdr J H Hutchinson  8 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off C C Hicks  8 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sqn Ldr B W Knox  8 Oct 1940 Assumed temporary command of RAF Pembrey
Wg Cdr J S L Adams 31 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ Fighter Command and assumed command of RAF Pembrey
Sqn Ldr B W Knox 31 Oct 1940 Relinquished temporary command of RAF Pembrey

Source - RAF Pembrey ORB

Unit Movements: May - Dec 1940

Unit Date Notes
No 2 Air Armament School  6 May 1940 Taken over on formation
No 6 Bombing and Gunnery School  6 May 1940 In the process of formation
Detachment, No 14 OTU  7 Jun 1940 Arrived from Newton Down
SHQ RAF Pembrey 17 Jun 1940 Transferred from Flying Training Command to Fight Command (No 10 Group)
No 92 Sqn 19 Jun 1940 Arrived
'A' Flight, No 92 Sqn 19 Aug 1940 Detached to Bibury
No 92 Sqn  9 Sep 1940 Moved to RAF Biggin Hill
No 79 Sqn  9 Sep 1940 Arrived from RAF Biggin Hill
Advance Party, No 21 Balloon Centre  4 Dec 1940 Arrived from Corston
Main Party, No 21 Balloon Centre  4 Dec 1940 Arrived from Corston
No 56 Sqn 11 Dec 1940 Arrived from RAF Middle Wallop
No 56 Sqn 12 Dec 1940 Returned to RAF Middle Wallop
No 56 Sqn 13 Dec 1940 Arrived from RAF Middle Wallop
No 56 Sqn 14 Dec 1940 Returned to RAF Middle Wallop

Source - RAF Pembrey ORB

This page was last updated on 01/09/20

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