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RAF Swinderby Personnel and units


Personnel Movements: Aug - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off R A V Dismore 30 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Engineer duties with No 305 Sqn
Plt Off B E Goodwin 31 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Equipment duties
Fg Off R H Rodber  1 Aug 1940 Attached from HQ No 1 Group for Signals duties, wef 29 Jul 1940
Flt Lt F E North  2 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Hucknall for duty as Station Administrative Officer
Flt Lt R S Egerton-Green  2 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Newton for duty as Station Adjutant
Flt Lt G J Davies  6 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Cosford for duty as Station Engineer Officer
Plt Off A B W Thomas  7 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Defence Officer
Fg Off T V Mendelsohn  7 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Cardington for duty as Station Medical Officer
Plt Off Melhuish  8 Aug 1940 Arrived on posted for duty with No 305 Sqn but employed as Assistant Station Adjutant
Plt Off J R Skelton 10 Aug 1940 Arrived on posted from RAF Wyton for duty Accountant Officer
Flt Lt G J Davies 12 Aug 1940 Station Engineer Officer, proceeded to RAF Cosford
Plt Off H F Dempster 15 Aug 1940 Arrived on attachment from HQ, No 1 Group for Codes and Cypher duties
Fg Off F S Nichol 16 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Halton for Medical duties
Flt Lt G J Davies 16 Aug 1940 Station Engineer Officer, returned from RAF Cosford
Wg Cdr E C Lewis 17 Aug 1940 Arrived on attachment from RAF Bramcote and assumed command of RAF Swinderby
ASO J M Payn 19 Aug 1940 Arrived on attachment from HQ, No 1 Group for Codes and Cypher duties
ASO B M Ralphs 19 Aug 1940 Arrived on attachment from RAF Newton for Codes and Cypher duties
Fg Off T V Mendelsohn 19 Aug 1940 Station Medical Officer, posted to No 5 AONS, Weston-super-Mare
Flt Lt R F Stubbs 19 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from Weston-super-Mare for duty as Station Medical Officer
Plt Off H W Simpson 20 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Sydenham for Signals duties
Flt Lt C Wise 22 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ Bomber Command for Intelligence duties
Flt Lt F E North 23 Aug 1940 Station Administrative Officer, promoted to Act (paid) Sqn Ldr, wef 6 Aug 1940
Plt Off A M Thomson 23 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Weeton for Intelligence duties
Plt Off H F Dempster 24 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached for Codes and Cypher duties on posting to RAF Detling
Act Sqn Ldr J A Ingram 24 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 1 Group for Operations Room duties
ASO G M Bradfield 26 Aug 1940 Arrived on attachment from HQ, No 1 Group for Codes and Cypher duties
ASO B M Ralphs 26 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached from RAF Newton for Codes and Cypher duties
Fg Off O H Downing 26 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Watton for Equipment duties
Fg Off K Kattowski 26 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Bramcote
Fg Off L Hilton 26 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Hornchurch for Armament duties
Plt Off R G Buck 28 Aug 1940 Arrived on attachment from HQ Coastal Command for temporary duty
Fg Off R H Rodber  1 Sep 1940 Posted from HQ No 1 Group for Signals duties on ceasing to be attached
Plt Off H W Simpson  1 Sep 1940 Posted to HQ No 1 Group for Signals duties
Plt Off A J Brown  1 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Marham for Intelligence duties
Wg Cdr W L M Macdonald  1 Sep 1940 Attached from HQ No 1 Group for temporary duty
Wg Cdr E C Lewis  2 Sep 1940 Proceeded on special leave
Wg Cdr W L M Macdonald  2 Sep 1940 Assumed temporary command of RAF Swinderby
Plt Off A B W Thomas  2 Sep 1940 Station Defence Officer, promoted to Act Fg Off
Plt Off R A V Dismore  2 Sep 1940 Proceeded to RAF Bramcote on ceasing to be attached
Plt Off Melhuish  2 Sep 1940 Proceeded to RAF Bramcote on ceasing to be attached
Plt Off J Hood  2 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for Defence duties
Wg Cdr E C Lewis  3 Sep 1940 Resumed command of RAF Swinderby
Wg Cdr W L M Macdonald  3 Sep 1940 Relinquished temporary command of RAF Swinderby and returned to HQ No 1 Group
Plt Off Panter  3 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for Messing duties
Plt Off G H G Cattell  3 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for Defence duties
Plt Off E A Culff  3 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for Defence duties
Act Gp Capt L F Pendred  4 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting and assumed command of RAF Swinderby
Plt Off W E Ogle-Skan  8 Sep 1940 Returned to RAF Pembroke Dock on ceasing to be attached
Plt Off R G Buck  8 Sep 1940 Returned to HQ Coastal Command on ceasing to be attached
Wg Cdr E C Lewis  8 Sep 1940 Returned to RAF Bramcote on ceasing to be attached
Plt Off S J Murdoch  8 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Loughborough for Operations Room duties
Plt Off E A C Seacombe  8 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Loughborough for Operations Room duties
Plt Off E A Culff 13 Sep 1940 Defence Officer, proceeded to Rollestone Camp for Anti-Gas Course
Plt Off J Hood 13 Sep 1940 Defence Officer, proceeded to RAF Ronaldsway for Ground Defence Course
Wg Cdr Sadler 13 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Bramcote
Fg Off O H Downing 15 Sep 1940 Station Equipment Officer, promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 26 Aug 1940
ASO G M Bradfield 15 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached on proceeding to WAAF Officers' Disciplinary School
ASO B M Ralphs 15 Sep 1940 Arrived on attachment from HQ, No 1 Group for Codes and Cypher duties
Plt Off F B Thompson 16 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from Rollestone Camp for Defence duties
Plt Off J R Skelton 16 Sep 1940 Accountant Officer, promoted to Act Fg Off, wef 19 Aug 1940
Fg Off R H Rodber 18 Sep 1940 Signals Officer, promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 29 Aug 1940
Plt Off D G Bee 21 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting Grange-over Sands for duty as Assistant Accountant Officer
Plt Off A M Thomson 21 Sep 1940 Intelligence Officer, promoted to Act (paid) Fg Off, wef 23 Aug 1940
ASO G M Bradfield 21 Sep 1940 Returned from WAAF Officers' Disciplinary School
Plt Off R G Peerless 26 Sep 1940 Arrived on attachment from HQ No 1 Group
Plt Off R A Abbott 29 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting Grange-over Sands for Equipment duties
Plt Off C D Curtis 29 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting Grange-over Sands for Equipment duties
Plt Off E A Culff 29 Sep 1940 Defence Officer, returned from Rollestone Camp on completion of Anti-Gas Course
Flt Lt R S Egerton-Green 30 Sep 1940 Station Adjutant, attached to RAF School of Administration, Gerrard's Cross
Fg Off R F Helm 30 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for Operations Room duties
ASO G M Bradfield  1 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached on posting to RAF Swinderby for Codes and Cypher duties
ASO B M Ralphs  1 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached on posting to RAF Swinderby for Codes and Cypher duties
Plt Off J Hood  2 Oct 1940 Defence Officer, returned from RAF Ronaldsway on completion of Ground Defence Course
ASO B M Ralphs  5 Oct 1940 Retired from the WAAF
Plt Off J D S Nowell  6 Oct 1940 Arrived on attachment from HQ No 1 Group
Plt Off A J Brown  7 Oct 1940 Intelligence Officer, posted to HQ No 1 Group
Flt Lt Burdick  9 Oct 1940 Arrived on attachment from HQ No 31 Group
Plt Off R H Siddons  9 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from Directorate of Intelligence
Fg Off L Hilton xx Oct 1940 Armament Officer, promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt, wef 26 Aug 1940
Act Fg Off J R Skelton xx Oct 1940 Accountant Officer, promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt, wef 19 Aug 1940
Plt Off J C Sumner 11 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Loughborough
Flt Lt Burdick 11 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached from HQ No 31 Group
Flt Lt L Hilton 17 Oct 1940 Armament Officer, attached to RAF Honington
Plt Off A A Cookson 18 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 115 Sqn to train Polish personnel on Wellingtons
Plt Off R E Kirby 18 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 115 Sqn to train Polish personnel on Wellingtons
2 x Sgt WOps 18 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 115 Sqn to train Polish personnel on Wellingtons
1 x Sgt Air Observer 18 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 44 Sqn to train Polish personnel on Wellingtons
Flt Lt R S Egerton-Green 18 Oct 1940 Station Adjutant, returned from RAF School of Administration, Gerrard's Cross
Plt Off J A Rogers 19 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Honington
Flt Lt L Hilton 21 Oct 1940 Armament Officer, ceased to be attached to RAF Honington
Act Fg Off A M Thomson  1 Nov 1940 Intelligence Officer, promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt
Act Fg Off A B W Thomas  1 Nov 1940 Station Defence Officer, promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt
Flt Lt R F Stubbs  6 Nov 1940 Station Medical Officer, attached to HQ No 1 Group
Plt Off F C Clarke  7 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting for Administrative duties
Flt Lt W K Young 15 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Newton for duty as Station Adjutant
Flt Lt R F Stubbs 15 Nov 1940 Station Medical Officer, ceased to be attached to HQ No 1 Group
Flt Lt R S Egerton-Green 16 Nov 1940 Station Adjutant, proceeded to RAF Newton pending posting to RAF Syerston
Plt Off J C Sumner 16 Nov 1940 Posted to No 1 Signals School, RAF Cranwell
Plt Off S J Murdoch 16 Nov 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Fg Off
Plt Off R G Peerless 17 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached on posting to RAF Syerston for Administrative duties
Plt Off J G Desborough 18 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 13 OTU
Plt Off J G Desborough 19 Nov 1940 Attached to RAF Syerston
Flt Lt Lawrence 20 Nov 1940 Attached to RAF Manby
Flt Lt J D Harris 20 Nov 1940 Attached to RAF Manby
Plt Off J D S Nowell 20 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached from HQ No 1 Group on posting to RAF Marham
Flt Lt W Smierzchalski 21 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from the Air Ministry
Flt Lt J D Harris 21 Nov 1940 Recalled from RAF Manby and attached to RAF Binbrook
Flt Lt L Hilton 25 Nov 1940 Armament Officer, attached to Parnall Aircraft, Yate
Flt Lt O H Downing 25 Nov 1940 Station Equipment Officer, posted to HQ Bomber Command and attached to RAF Syerston
Act Gp Capt L F Pendred  1 Dec 1940 Promoted to Temp Gp Capt
Plt Off J Hood  7 Dec 1940 Defence Officer, proceeded to Rollestone Camp for Anti-Gas Course
Act Fg Off S J Murdoch  7 Dec 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Fg Off
Plt Off R H Siddons 11 Dec 1940 Posted to Directorate of Intelligence
Plt Off E A Culff 12 Dec 1940 Defence Officer, attached to RAF Syerston
Act Flt Lt B E Goodwin 19 Dec 1940 Equipment Officer, promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt
Plt Off J Hood 22 Dec 1940 Defence Officer, returned from Rollestone Camp on completion of Anti-Gas Course
Flt Lt W C Ward 29 Dec 1940 Arrive don posting from HQ No 1 Group for Intelligence duties

Source - RAF Swinderby ORB

Unit Movements: Aug - Dec 1940

Unit Date Notes
Opening Up Party  1 Aug 1940 Arrived
Advance Party, No 300 Sqn 22 Aug 1940 Arrived from RAF Bramcote
Rear Party, No 300 Sqn 23 Aug 1940 Arrived from RAF Bramcote
Main and Air Parties, No 301 Sqn 28 Aug 1940 Arrived from RAF Bramcote
Rear Party, No 301 Sqn 29 Aug 1940 Arrived from RAF Bramcote
No 93 Maintenance Unit  1 Nov 1940 Parenting duties assumed by RAF Swinderby

Source - RAF Swinderby ORB

This page was last updated on 10/09/20

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