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RAF Turnhouse Personnel


[Jul 1937 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Personnel Movements: Aug 1936 - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Lord G N Douglas-Hamilton  4 Aug 1936 OC, No 603 Sqn AAF, assumed command of RAF Turnhouse
Flt Lt F W Judge 29 Aug 1936 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Accountant Officer
Fg Off M F B Read  5 Oct 1936 Attached from No 83 Sqn for duty as Station Adjutant
Flt Lt R G James 10 Oct 1936 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Medical Officer
Flt Lt A W Rule 25 Nov 1936 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Equipment Officer
Sqn Ldr Lord G N Douglas-Hamilton  2 Jan 1937 Relinquished command of RAF Turnhouse
Sqn Ldr D A Boyle  2 Jan 1937 OC, No 83 Sqn, assumed command of RAF Turnhouse
Flt Lt G M F O'Brien 21 Jan 1937 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Adjutant
Fg Off M F B Read 21 Jan 1937 Ceased to be attached from No 83 Sqn for duty as Station Adjutant
Sqn Ldr D A Boyle  1 Feb 1937 Relinquished command of RAF Turnhouse
Wg Cdr W K Mercer  1 Feb 1937 Assumed command of RAF Turnhouse
Mr H Priestley  1 Feb 1937 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Education Officer

Source - RAF Turnhouse ORB

Unit Movements: Aug 1936 - Jul 1937

Unit Date Notes
No 603 Sqn AAF 14 Oct 1925 In situ on formation of SHQ
SHQ, RAF Turnhouse  4 Aug 1936 Opened
No 83 Sqn  4 Aug 1936 Formed at RAF Turnhouse
No 83 Sqn 27 Feb 1937 Proceeded to Armament Training Camp, RAF Leuchars
No 83 Sqn 26 Mar 1937 Returned from Armament Training Camp, RAF Leuchars

Source - RAF Turnhouse ORB

July 1937

 

County Command/Group Units
Edinburgh 12, Scotland Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 83 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 603 (City of Edinburgh) (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr W K Mercer  1 Feb 1937 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt G M F O'Brien   DSC, RAFO

Equipment Branch

Flt Lt A W Rule 25 Nov 1936  

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt F W Judge 29 Aug 1936  

Medical Branch

Flt Lt R G James 10 Oct 1936 MRCS, LRCP

Education Officer

Mr H Priestley  1 Feb 1937 Grade III, BSc, PhD, AInstP

Warrant Officers

WO W Jenkins 25 Oct 1936  
WO H K Jones 12 Nov 1936  
WO A Kemsley 20 Oct 1936 DSM

 

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1937 - Apr 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off H S Maurice-Jones  4 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting for Accountant duties
Flt Lt E N A Crowe-Browne 18 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Equipment Officer
Flt Lt A W Rule  1 Sep 1937 Posted to RAF Cranwell
Wg Cdr G S Oddie 29 Nov 1937 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of RAF Turnhouse
Wg Cdr W K Mercer  4 Dec 1937 Relinquished command of RAF Turnhouse on posting to RAF Kenley
Wg Cdr G S Oddie  4 Dec 1937 Assumed command of RAF Turnhouse
Flt Lt A W Smith  1 Jan 1938 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Medical Officer
Flt Lt R G James  6 Jan 1938 Station Medical Officer, transferred to RAFO
Plt Off H S Maurice-Jones  1 Feb 1938 Accountant Officer, posted to RAF Hemswell
Flt Lt A W Smith 15 Mar 1938 Station Medical Officer, posted to Central Medical Establishment
Flt Lt (Retd) G M F O'Brien 28 Mar 1938 Station Adjutant, posted to RAF Bassingbourn
Flt Lt E N A Crowe-Browne 15 Apr 1938 Station Equipment Officer, posted to Directorate of Equipment (E1)
Wg Cdr G S Oddie 15 Apr 1938 Relinquished command of RAF Turnhouse on posting to RAF Boscombe Down
Flt Lt F W Judge 15 Apr 1938 Station Accountant Officer, posted to the Air Ministry but attached to No 603 Sqn
Mr H Priestley 15 Apr 1938 Station Education Officer, posted to RAF Donibristle but attached to No 603 Sqn

Source - RAF Turnhouse ORB

Unit Movements: Jul 1937 - Apr 1938

Unit Date Notes
No 83 Sqn  9 Mar 1938 Moved to RAF Scampton
SHQ, RAF Turnhouse 15 Apr 1938 Closed

Source - RAF Turnhouse ORB

April 1939

County Command/Group Units
Edinburgh, Scotland Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ (in process of formation)

  • No 603 (City of Edinburgh) (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr D M Fleming 30 Jan 1939 Officer Commanding
Fg Off K T Thompson  7 Nov 1938  
Plt Off G T Dogshun 29 Nov 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

County Command/Group Units
Edinburgh, Scotland Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ (in process of formation)

  • No 603 (City of Edinburgh) (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr D M Fleming 30 Jan 1939 Officer Commanding
Fg Off K T Thompson  7 Nov 1938  
Plt Off G T Dogshun 29 Nov 1938  
Plt Off T G Pace 17 Feb 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Nominal Roll of Officers: 3 Sep 1939

Rank Name Notes
Station HQ
Wg Cdr D M Fleming Officer Commanding, RAF Turnhouse and 'S' Sector
Sqn Ldr J N Tomes Sqn Ldr - Administrative (Acting)
Flt Lt (VR) E R Evans Station Adjutant
Flt Lt W H Scott Babcock Station Equipment Officer
Fg Off (AAF) T C Garden Station Accountant Officer
Plt Off A J Smith Assistant Accountant Officer
Flt Lt (VR) H Chambers Intelligence Officer
Flt Lt (VR) H Priestley Intelligence Officer
Flt Lt I A G L Dick Station Medical Officer
Flt Lt (AAF) J L Jack Station Armament officer
Sqn Ldr (Rev) (VR) J Rossi-Brown Station Chaplain
Flt Lt (VR) R Munro Station Engineer Officer
Fg Off (Retd) P Coyle Station Transport Officer
Com Ass E Potts Officer i/c detachment of 3rd (City of Edinburgh) WAAF Company
Sector Operations Room
Wg Cdr D M Fleming Sector Controller
Sqn Ldr J N Tomes Controller
Sqn Ldr (VR) R Johnstone Controller
Sqn Ldr (AAF) E H Stevens Controller
Fg Off K T Thompson Operations Officer 'B'
Fg Off A G Griffin Operations Officer 'B' (attached)
Plt Off B J G Carbury Operations Officer 'B'
Sqn Ldr (VR) S H B Harris  
2 Lt R Pettie Gunnery Liaison Officer (attached from 36th AA Brigade TA)
2 Lt R Macmillan Gunnery Liaison Officer (attached from 71st AA Regt TA)
2 Lt J Macmichen Gunnery Liaison Officer (attached from 36th AA Brigade TA)
Communication Flight
Fg Off J C Hamilton  
Plt Off J T O'Brien  
Sgt Plt H W Peel  

Source - RAF Turnhouse ORB

Personnel Movements: Sep - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sub-Lt (RN) J L Murray  5 Sep 1939 Reported for duty as Liaison Officer with Rosyth
Sub-Lt (RN) B B Ball  6 Sep 1939 Reported for duty as Liaison Officer with Rosyth
Plt Off (VR) G A Milbank  6 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting
Lt (RN) E F A Dykes  7 Sep 1939 Reported for duty as Liaison Officer with Rosyth
Sqn Ldr (RAFO) D S Green  7 Sep 1939 Reported for duty at his War Appointment
Plt Off G Henderson  7 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Uxbridge
Sqn Ldr (VR) S H B Harris  7 Sep 1939 Posted to the Air Ministry
Plt Off J T O'Brien  7 Sep 1939 Posted to RAF Wyton
Sqn Ldr C Guppy  8 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Thornaby for Operations duties
Capt W G Matthewson 11 Sep 1939 Attached from 51st AA Batt, RE for temporary Searchlight Liaison duties
Capt R G Oliver 12 Sep 1939 Attached from 51st AA Batt, RE for temporary Searchlight Liaison duties
2 Lt J P Patullo 13 Sep 1939 Attached from 52nd S/L Regt, RA for temporary Searchlight Liaison duties
2 Lt J A R Moffatt 13 Sep 1939 Attached from 56th S/L Regt, RA for temporary Searchlight Liaison duties
Sqn Ldr C Guppy 14 Sep 1939 Posted to RAF St Athan
Flt Lt (Retd) Sir K Lister Kaye 16 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting for Operations Room duties
Plt Off (VR) H L Benson 16 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting for Interrogation duties
Fg Off A G Griffin 17 Sep 1939 Ceased to be attached on posting to RAF Cranfield
Plt Off (VR) T Waitt 19 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting for Operations Room duties
Capt W G Matthewson 20 Sep 1939 Ceased to be attached for temporary Searchlight Liaison duties
Lt D E Baird 20 Sep 1939 Attached from 57th S/L Batty, RA for temporary Searchlight Liaison duties
Flt Lt (AAF) J L Jack 20 Sep 1939 Station Armament Officer, promoted to Sqn Ldr
Fg Off J C Downie 22 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting for Signals duties
Fg Off W Cameron 22 Sep 1939 Attached from RAF Abbotsinch for temporary Intelligence duties
Fg Off W Cameron 26 Sep 1939 Ceased to be attached from RAF Abbotsinch for temporary Intelligence duties
Flt Lt (RAFO) F Gower-Jones  1 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting for Operations Room duties
2 Lt J P Patullo  2 Oct 1939 Ceased to be attached for temporary Searchlight Liaison duties
2 Lt J H Horne  2 Oct 1939 Attached from 4/5th Royal Scots for temporary Searchlight Liaison duties
Plt Off G Henderson  4 Oct 1939 Posted to No 32 Sqn
Sqn Ldr J L Jack  6 Oct 1939 Station Armament Officer, posted to HQ No 25 Group
Plt Off B J G Carbury  6 Oct 1939 Attached to No 603 Sqn for Flying duties
Sqn Ldr W A Richardson  6 Oct 1939 Reported for duty to command No 141 Sqn, in process of forming
Capt R Pettie  7 Oct 1939 Ceased to be attached from 94th AA Batty
Capt T Young  9 Oct 1939 Attached from 94th AA Batty for Searchlight Liaison duties
Lt (RN) G J Bishop 10 Oct 1939 Reported for duty as Naval Liaison Officer
Lt (RN) F H Coventry 10 Oct 1939 Reported for duty as Naval Liaison Officer
2 Lt R Macmillan 12 Oct 1939 Ceased to be attached from 71st AA Regt
2 Lt W A Stephenson 12 Oct 1939 Attached from 71st AA Regt for Gunnery Liaison duties
Sub-Lt (RN) O S O'Neill 12 Oct 1939 Reported for duty as Naval Liaison Officer
Cpl C C Snowden 12 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Sgt
Plt Off H L Benson 14 Oct 1939 Posted to No 602 Sqn for Intelligence duties
Plt Off E R Bowman 14 Oct 1939 Attached from HQ No 18 Group
Plt Off R Kidson 15 Oct 1939 Proceeded to RAF Uxbridge for Anti-Gas Course
LAC N White 16 Oct 1939 Promoted to Temp Cpl
LAC Bracegirdle 16 Oct 1939 Promoted to Temp Cpl
LAC C T Madders 16 Oct 1939 Promoted to Temp Cpl
Plt Off (VR) G E Pickton 17 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting for Codes and Cypher duties
Fg Off J C Hamilton 18 Oct 1939 Ceased to be attached on posting to No 22 Sqn, RAF Thorney Island
Capt The Hon G S Maclay 22 Oct 1939 Attached from 57th S/L Regt for Searchlight Liaison duties
Capt R G Oliver 22 Oct 1939 Ceased to be attached for temporary Searchlight Liaison duties
Plt Off H G Yelland 23 Oct 1939 Arrived on attachment from No 141 Sqn for temporary duty
Plt Off R M Williams 23 Oct 1939 Arrived on attachment from No 141 Sqn for temporary duty
Plt Off D F Wilson 23 Oct 1939 Arrived on attachment from No 141 Sqn for temporary duty
Plt Off B J G Carbury 24 Oct 1939 Posted to No 603 Sqn for Flying duties
Capt D E Baird 25 Oct 1939 Ceased to be attached for temporary Searchlight Liaison duties
Plt Off H L Benson 25 Oct 1939 Reposted from No 602 Sqn for Intelligence duties
Fg Off (AAF) F W Rushmer  1 Nov 1939 Proceeded to RAF Bircham Newton for recognition instruction
Plt Off (VR) W E Warden  1 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting
SO C Glegg  1 Nov 1939 Posted to Pitreavie Castle
Fg Off A H Burleigh  2 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Engineer Officer
Flt Lt G L Denholm  2 Nov 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Northolt
Fg Off H K Macdonald  2 Nov 1939 Proceeded to Methil on convoy liaison duties
Fg Off (AAF) F W Rushmer  3 Nov 1939 Returned from RAF Bircham Newton on completion of recognition instruction
Flt Lt F A Rice  4 Nov 1939 Arrived on attachment for Press Liaison duties
Fg Off I L J Cunningham  4 Nov 1939 Attached to RAF Leuchars for special duty
Plt Off J R C Young  4 Nov 1939 Arrived on attachment
WO B West  4 Nov 1939 Posted to RAF Church Fenton
LAC W Meekin  4 Nov 1939 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 16 Oct 1939
LAC W Fairburn  4 Nov 1939 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 16 Oct 1939
LAC S A Irving  4 Nov 1939 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 28 Oct 1939
Fg Off H K Macdonald  7 Nov 1939 Returned from Methil on completion of convoy liaison duties
Flt Lt H Chambers  7 Nov 1939 Proceeded to Harwich on convoy duty
Flt Lt H Chambers 11 Nov 1939 Returned from Harwich on completion of convoy duty
Plt Off (VR) G E Pickton 11 Nov 1939 Proceeded to Oxford for Codes and Cypher course
2 Lt R M McLaren 11 Nov 1939 Ceased to be attached for Searchlight Liaison duties
2 Lt R Kemp 14 Nov 1939 Attached from 56th S/L Regt for Searchlight Liaison duties
Plt Off H G Yelland 15 Nov 1939 Ceased to be attached on completion of temporary duty
Plt Off D F Wilson 15 Nov 1939 Ceased to be attached on completion of temporary duty
Plt Off J M MacDougall 15 Nov 1939 Ceased to be attached on completion of temporary duty
Cpl R Mackenzie 15 Nov 1939 Promoted to Temp Sgt
Cpl R Crowhurst 15 Nov 1939 Promoted to Temp Sgt
Fg Off D G Morrison 16 Nov 1939 Arrived on attached for Signals duties
Plt Off (VR) W E Warden 16 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr
2 Lt J A R Moffatt 16 Nov 1939 Ceased to be attached on completion of temporary Searchlight Liaison duties
Fg Off (AAF) F W Rushmer 17 Nov 1939 Assumed command of 'B' Flight, No 603 Sqn
Flt Lt G L Denholm 18 Nov 1939 Assumed command of 'A' Flight, No 603 Sqn
Capt The Hon G S Maclay 22 Nov 1939 Ceased to be attached from 57th S/L Regt for Searchlight Liaison duties
Act Sqn Ldr W E Warden 27 Nov 1939 Authorised to undertake full duties as Sector Controller
Sqn Ldr (RAFO) D S Green 27 Nov 1939 Proceeded on leave pending temporary release to civil duties
Plt Off A Lewin 29 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting for Operations 'B' duties
Plt Off (VR) E Rose 30 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting for Intelligence duties
Plt Off (VR) J E A Barton 30 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting for Intelligence duties
Plt Off E R Bowman 30 Nov 1939 Proceeded on convoy liaison duties
Flt Lt (VR) C F H Sergent  1 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting for duty as Medical Officer
Flt Lt (RAFO) L G Gray  1 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Abbotsinch
Flt Lt (VR) H Priestley  4 Dec 1939 Intelligence Officer, posted to RAF Leconfield
Plt Off (VR) G E Pickton  4 Dec 1939 Returned from Oxford on completion of Codes and Cypher course
Plt Off J B R Ellison  4 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting for Intelligence duties
Com Ass M D Greenlees  4 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting for duty as Officer i/c WAAF detachment
Com Ass M H Workman  4 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting for Codes and Cypher duties
Sqn Ldr (RAFO) D S Green  5 Dec 1939 Released from the RAF
Plt Off E R Bowman  6 Dec 1939 Returned from convoy liaison duties
Act Sqn Ldr W E Warden 10 Dec 1939 Relieved of the duties of Sector Controller
Flt Lt K T Thompson 10 Dec 1939 Assumed duties of Sector Controller
2 Lt T G Dempster 10 Dec 1939 Arrived on attachment from 94th AA Regt for Gunnery Liaison duties
Sgt R Berry 12 Dec 1939 Appointed to a commission in the rank of Plt Off on Probation
Plt Off W E Gemmel 13 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting for Operations duties
2 Lt J H Horne 15 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached for temporary Searchlight Liaison duties
2 Lt J P Patullo 13 Sep 1939 Attached from 52nd S/L Regt, for Searchlight Liaison duties
Fg Off C O Bean 16 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting for Administrative duties
Plt Off (VR) J E A Barton 16 Dec 1939 Transferred to RAF Prestwick for temporary Intelligence duties with No 603 Sqn
Flt Lt G A Milbank 17 Dec 1939 Commenced training as Sector Controller
Capt H O Barnaby 18 Dec 1939 Attached from 51st AA Brigade, for Searchlight Liaison duties
Flt Lt (RAFO) L G Gray 23 Dec 1939 Admitted to RAF Hospital, Halton
ASO E Potts 23 Dec 1939 Posted to No 19 Balloon Centre
Flt Lt (RAFO) F Gower-Jones 24 Dec 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off E R Bowman 24 Dec 1939 Injured in a flying accident (see above)
Maj S C Harvey 26 Dec 1939 Attached from 94th AA Regt for Gunnery Liaison duties
Capt A I Scott 28 Dec 1939 Attached from 57th S/L Regt, for Searchlight Liaison duties
2 Lt E D Guthrie 30 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached from 320 AA Coy, RE, for Searchlight Liaison duties
2 Lt T G Dempster 30 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached from 94th AA Regt for Gunnery Liaison duties
2 Lt R Kemp 31 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached from 56th S/L Regt for Searchlight Liaison duties
Plt Off H M Bongard 31 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting for duty as Assistant Equipment Officer

Source - RAF Turnhouse ORB

Unit Movements: Jan - Dec 1939

Unit Date Notes
No 603 Sqn AAF 14 Oct 1925 In situ on formation of SHQ
SHQ, RAF Turnhouse xx xxx 1939 Re-opened under the control of No 12 Group
SHQ, RAF Turnhouse xx May 1939 Transferred to the control of No 13 Group
No 141 Sqn  4 Oct 1939 Commenced forming at RAF Turnhouse
No 141 Sqn 20 Oct 1939 Moved to RAF Grangemouth
No 603 Sqn 16 Dec 1939 Moved to RAF Prestwick

Source - RAF Turnhouse ORB

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr L J Neale  1 Jan 1940 Attached from RAF Wick for training in Operations Room duties
Plt Off S L Hooper  1 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting for Operations 'B' duties
2 Lt R Macmillan  1 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached from 71st AA Regt
Flt Lt H Chambers  3 Jan 1940 Attached to RAF Drem for temporary duty
Fg Off C O Bean  3 Jan 1940 Relinquished duties of Assistant Adjutant on posting
Act Flt Lt W W Lendon  4 Jan 1940 Attached from RAF Wick for training in Operations Room duties
Fg Off N Wyke-Wickham  4 Jan 1940 Attached for training in Operations Room duties
Fg Off P F Cook  4 Jan 1940 Attached for training in Operations Room duties
Plt Off C R Humphries  7 Jan 1940 Attached to RAF Hastings for temporary duty
Sqn Ldr L J Neale  9 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached from RAF Wick for training in Operations Room duties
Plt Off C R Humphries  9 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Hastings on completion of temporary duty
Flt Lt G A Milbank 10 Jan 1940 Resumed duties as Sector Controller
Plt Off C R Humpries 11 Jan 1940 Assumed duties of Assistant Adjutant
Flt Lt I Kirkpatrick 11 Jan 1940 Attached from No 603 Sqn
Maj S C Harvey 11 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached from 94th AA Regt for Gunnery Liaison duties
Fg Off N Wyke-Wickham 11 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached for training in Operations Room duties
Fg Off P F Cook 11 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached for training in Operations Room duties
Flt Lt N S Lott 12 Jan 1940 Attached from RAF Wick for training in Operations Room duties
Flt Lt H Chambers 14 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Drem for temporary Intelligence duty
Fg Off P Coyle 15 Jan 1940 Relinquished post of MT Officer on admission to RAF Hospital, Halton
Act Flt Lt W W Lendon 15 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached from RAF Wick for training in Operations Room duties
2 Lt W A Stephenson 16 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached from 71st AA Regt for Gunnery Liaison duties
Capt K S Morton 16 Jan 1940 Attached from 74th AA Regt for Gunnery Liaison duties
Capt H O Barnaby 18 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached from 51st AA Brigade, for Searchlight Liaison duties
Flt Lt N S Lott 19 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached from RAF Wick for training in Operations Room duties
Plt Off W G Roy 21 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting for Accountant duties
Plt Off H L Benson 22 Jan 1940 Interrogation Officer, attached to Cockfosters Camp for course
Plt Off I Mackie 23 Jan 1940 Arrived on attachment from RAF Drem for Intelligence Liaison duties
Plt Off T Waitt 23 Jan 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 25 Sep 1939
Plt Off I Mackie 24 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached from RAF Drem for Intelligence Liaison duties
Fg Off T C Garden 25 Jan 1940 Station Accountant Officer, promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 3 Sep 1939
Plt Off H M Bongard 25 Jan 1940 Assistant Equipment Officer, attached to No 2 MU for course
Plt Off H L Benson 27 Jan 1940 Interrogation Officer, returned from Cockfosters Camp on completion of course
Plt Off G E Pickton 28 Jan 1940  Codes and Cypher Officer, promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 11 Oct 1939
Capt K S Morton 30 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached from 74th AA Regt for Gunnery Liaison duties
Plt Off H M Bongard 30 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 2 MU on completion of course
2 Lt T G Dempster  1 Feb 1940 Arrived on attachment from 228th AA Bty for Gunnery Liaison duties
2 Lt J P Patullo  1 Feb 1940 Ceased to be attached from 52nd S/L Regt, for Searchlight Liaison duties
Flt Lt I Kirkpatrick  1 Feb 1940 Posted to No 2 Ferry Pilots Pool, wef 27 Jan 1940
Plt Off H L Benson  1 Feb 1940 Resumed duties as Interrogation Officer
Plt Off G C Hunter  1 Feb 1940 Attached from No 603 Sqn for medical observation
Plt Off A Lewin  2 Feb 1940 Confirmed in his rank and promoted to Fg Off, wef 22 Nov 1939
Flt Lt G A Milbank  3 Feb 1940 Sector Controller, attached to AMES Drone Hill for duty as Sub-Controller
Plt Off J E A Barton  3 Feb 1940 Intelligence Officer, attached to RAF Drem
2 Lt T G Thompson  3 Feb 1940 Arrived on attachment from 83rd AA Regt for Gunnery Liaison duties
2 Lt J H Allen  7 Feb 1940 Arrived on attachment from 404th AA Bty for Searchlight Liaison duties
Act Sqn Ldr W E Warden  8 Feb 1940 Relinquished acting rank of Sqn Ldr on ceasing to hold a commission
Plt Off J E A Barton  9 Feb 1940 Intelligence Officer, attached to No 603 Sqn
Lt Cdr J M Barry 10 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Senior Naval Liaison Officer
Capt H O Barnaby 10 Feb 1940 Ceased to be attached for Searchlight Liaison duties
2 Lt T G Dempster 10 Feb 1940 Ceased to be attached from 228th AA Bty for Gunnery Liaison duties
Act Flt Lt E R Evans 11 Feb 1940 Attached to School of Administration for Course
Sqn Ldr J N Tomes 12 Feb 1940 Assumed duties of Operations Officer and relinquished duties of Sqn Ldr - Administrative
Flt Lt K T Thompson 12 Feb 1940 Relinquished duties of Operations Officer
Sqn Ldr Sir K Lister Kaye 12 Feb 1940 Assumed duties of Sqn Ldr - Administrative
Lt (RN) E F A Dykes 13 Feb 1940 Naval Liaison Officer, departed on posting
Flt Lt H W Scarnell 14 Feb 1940 Attached from RAF Drem for Operations 'B' duties
Flt Lt A Cairns-Smith 14 Feb 1940 Attached from RAF Drem for Operations duties
Sqn Ldr J N Tomes 15 Feb 1940 Operations Officer, posted to the Air Ministry
2 Lt O R Fisk 16 Feb 1940 Arrived on attachment from 100th AA Regt for Gunnery Liaison duties
2 Lt D L Muir-Simpson 18 Feb 1940 Arrived on attachment from 56th S/L Regt for Searchlight Liaison duties
Fg Off J S Ritchie 19 Feb 1940 Attached from No 603 Sqn
Fg Off J M Abel 19 Feb 1940 Attached from No 605 Sqn for Operations duties
Flt Lt G A Milbank 21 Feb 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr, wef 1 Feb 1940
Plt Off J B R Ellison 21 Feb 1940 Promoted to Act Fg Off, wef 20 Dec 1939
Plt Off W E Gemmel 21 Feb 1940 Promoted to Act Fg Off, wef  8 Jan 1940
Plt Off S L Hooper 21 Feb 1940 Promoted to Act Fg Off, wef 11 Dec 1939
Sqn Ldr E H Stevens 22 Feb 1940 Ceased to be attached on completion of duties as Controller
2 Lt O R Fisk 26 Feb 1940 Ceased to be attached from 100th AA Regt for Gunnery Liaison duties
Flt Lt H W Scarnell 28 Feb 1940 Ceased to be attached from RAF Drem for Operations 'B' duties
2 Lt C A Hope 28 Feb 1940 Arrived on attachment from 52nd S/L Regt for Searchlight Liaison duties
Capt A I Scott 28 Feb 1940 Ceased to be attached from 57th S/L Regt, for Searchlight Liaison duties
Plt Off W G Roy 29 Feb 1940 Accountant Officer, posted to No 3 Base Accounts Section
Fg Off J S Ritchie  1 Mar 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 603 Sqn
Fg Off A Lewin  1 Mar 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 29 Feb 1940
2 Lt O R Fisk  1 Mar 1940 Arrived on attachment from 304th AA Bty for Gunnery Liaison duties
2 Lt T G Thompson  1 Mar 1940 Ceased to be attached from 83rd AA Regt for Gunnery Liaison duties
Fg Off J M Abel  2 Mar 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 605 Sqn for Operations duties
Act Flt Lt E R Evans  3 Mar 1940 Ceased to be attached to School of Administration on completion of No 5 War Course
Sqn Ldr M T Avent  4 Mar 1940 Attached from No 609 Sqn for duty as Controller
Plt Off G Higham  4 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting for Operations 'B' duties
Plt Off V F Crosthwaite  4 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting for Operations 'B' duties
2 Lt J H Horne  4 Mar 1940 Attached from 4/5th Royal Scots for temporary Searchlight Liaison duties
2 Lt D L Muir-Simpson  4 Mar 1940 Ceased to be attached from 56th S/L Regt for Searchlight Liaison duties
Lt O B Gordon  4 Mar 1940 Ceased to be attached from 56th S/L Regt for Searchlight Liaison duties
Plt Off C R Humpries  5 Mar 1940 Posted to HQ No 13 Group
Plt Off H M Bongard  5 Mar 1940 Assistant Equipment Officer, admitted to Military Hospital, Edinburgh
Plt Off C D Peel  8 Mar 1940 Attached from No 603 Sqn on medical grounds
Fg Off P Coyle  8 Mar 1940 Reverted to the Retired List
Sub-Lt W I K Hutton  9 Mar 1940 Attached for Naval Liaison duties
Flt Lt G E Pickton 15 Mar 1940  Codes and Cypher Officer, attached to RAF Church Fenton
Flt Lt K T Thompson 16 Mar 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Flt Lt A Cairns-Smith 16 Mar 1940 Ceased to be attached from RAF Drem for Operations duties
2 Lt O R Fisk 16 Mar 1940 Ceased to be attached from 304th AA Bty for Gunnery Liaison duties
2 Lt T G Thompson 16 Mar 1940 Arrived on attachment from 83rd AA Regt for Gunnery Liaison duties
Sqn Ldr M T Avent 18 Mar 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 609 Sqn for duty as Controller
Plt Off R W G Scott 18 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Sub-Controller
Fg Off W E Gemmel 20 Mar 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Flt Lt H W Scarnell 25 Mar 1940 Attached from RAF Drem for Operations 'B' duties
Plt Off R W G Scott 28 Mar 1940 Proceeded to AMES Douglas Wood for duty as Sub-Controller
2 Lt J M S Hendry 30 Mar 1940 Arrived on attachment from 56th S/L Regt for Searchlight Liaison duties
ASO M M Robertson-Durham  1 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from AM Codes and Cypher School, wef 11 Mar 1940
Flt Lt G E Pickton  1 Apr 1940  Codes and Cypher Officer, ceased to be attached to RAF Church Fenton
Flt Lt J D Urie  1 Apr 1940 Arrived on attachment for training in Controller's duties
ASO M H H Workman  2 Apr 1940 Codes and Cypher Officer, attached to RAF Leconfield
Flt Lt H W Scarnell  2 Apr 1940 Ceased to be attached from RAF Drem for Operations 'B' duties
Sub-Lt W I K Hutton  2 Apr 1940 Ceased to be attached for Naval Liaison duties
2 Lt H Spence  2 Apr 1940 Ceased to be attached from 94th AA Regt for Searchlight Liaison duties
Plt Off G Higham  3 Apr 1940 Posted to No 7 AACU for Administrative duties
2 Lt J H Allen  3 Apr 1940 Ceased to be attached from 404th AA Bty for Searchlight Liaison duties
Capt J Blair  3 Apr 1940 Attached from 57th S/L Regt for Searchlight Liaison duties
Plt Off C D Peel  4 Apr 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 603 Sqn on medical grounds
Plt Off W K Sutton  5 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Assistant Adjutant, wef 8 Mar 1940
Plt Off C R Humphries  8 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 13 Group for duty as Station Adjutant
Act Flt Lt E R Evans  8 Apr 1940 Station Adjutant, posted to RAF Evanton for Administrative duties
Plt Off C R Humphries  8 Apr 1940 Station Adjutant, promoted to Act Flt Lt
Act Fg Off S L Hooper  8 Apr 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Fg Off G T Wynne-Powell 10 Apr 1940 Appointed Parachute officer
Flt Lt M Robinson 11 Apr 1940 Attached from No 602 Sqn for duty as Controller
Flt Lt J D Urie 13 Apr 1940 Ceased to be attached on completion of training as Controller
ASO E F M Richards 14 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting for Codes and Cypher duties
2 Lt J L Patterson 14 Apr 1940 Attached from 4/5th Royal Scots for Searchlight Liaison duties
ASO M H H Workman 15 Apr 1940 Codes and Cypher Officer, posted to RAF Leconfield
2 Lt R McMillan 15 Apr 1940 Arrived on attachment from 71st Regt for Gunnery Liaison duties
2 Lt J H Horne 16 Apr 1940 Ceased to be attached from 4/5th Royal Scots for Searchlight Liaison duties
Flt Lt F H Badcock 16 Apr 1940 Attached from No 1 MU for Convoy duties
Flt Lt B H Barron 17 Apr 1940 Attached from No 609 Sqn for Controller's duties
Flt Lt H W Scarnell 19 Apr 1940 Arrived on attachment from RAF Drem for Operations 'B' duties
Flt Lt M Robinson 19 Apr 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 602 Sqn for duty as Controller
Sub-Lt W I K Hutton 20 Apr 1940 Attached for Naval Liaison duties
Plt Off V F Crosthwaite 20 Apr 1940 Operations 'B', attached to HQ No 13 Group
ASO M D Greenlees 21 Apr 1940 Officer i/c WAAF detachment, posted to RAF Abbotsinch
Plt Off G C Hunter 21 Apr 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 603 Sqn
ASO M B Swan 22 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting for Administrative duties
Fg Off G T Wynne-Powell 22 Apr 1940 Parachute officer, ceased to be attached from No 18 Group on posting to No 603 Sqn
Plt Off D J B Rose 22 Apr 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Drem on posting to RAF Drem
Plt Off W L Blackburn 22 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Drem
Flt Lt G L Denholm 22 Apr 1940 Attached from No 603 Sqn for Controller's duties
2 Lt H H H Cordwent 22 Apr 1940 Arrived on attachment from 55th LAA Bty for Gunnery Liaison duties
Flt Lt L W D Pittendrigh 23 Apr 1940 Attached from No 1 MU for Convoy duties
2 Lt R McMillan 23 Apr 1940 Ceased to be attached from 71st Regt for Gunnery Liaison duties
Fg Off T B Byrne 24 Apr 1940 Attached from HQ No 18 Group for Duty with the Communications Flight
Flt Lt B H Barron 24 Apr 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 609 Sqn for Controller's duties
Fg Off T B Byrne 24 Apr 1940 Assumed duties of Station Parachute Officer
Plt Off W L Blackburn 25 Apr 1940 Attached to No 602 Sqn, RAF Dyce for Intelligence duties
Plt Off (VR) J E A Barton 25 Apr 1940 Attached to No 602 Sqn, RAF Dyce for Supervisory Intelligence duties
2 Lt J F Tennant 25 Apr 1940 Arrived on attachment from 56th S/L Regt for Searchlight Liaison duties
2 Lt J M S Hendry 25 Apr 1940 Ceased to be attached from 56th S/L Regt for Searchlight Liaison duties
Plt Off E R Bowman 30 Apr 1940 Ceased to be attached from HQ No 18 Group
Flt Lt F H Badcock  1 May 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 1 MU for Convoy duties
2 Lt R H McMullan  2 May 1940 Ceased to be attached from 102nd Regt for Gunnery Liaison duties
Plt Off V F Crosthwaite  2 May 1940 Operations 'B', posted to HQ No 13 Group
Flt Lt H W Scarnell  2 May 1940 Posted from RAF Drem for Operations 'B' duties
Fg Off T B Byrne  3 May 1940 Relinquished duties of Station Parachute Officer
Flt Lt A Lewin  3 May 1940 Assumed duties of Station Parachute Officer
Plt Off J E A Barton  5 May 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 602 Sqn, RAF Dyce for Supervisory Intelligence duties
Flt Lt G L Denholm  6 May 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 603 Sqn for Controller's duties
Sqn Ldr (Rev) J Rossi-Brown  6 May 1940 Station Chaplain, ceased to be attached on return to No 603 Sqn
2 Lt H L Williams  6 May 1940 Arrived on attachment from 51st S/L Regt for Searchlight Liaison duties
Flt Lt A Lewin  7 May 1940 Relinquished duties of Station Parachute Officer
Flt Lt G Waterson  7 May 1940 No 603 Sqn, assumed duties of Station Parachute Officer
Fg Off T B Byrne  7 May 1940 Ceased to be attached from HQ No 18 Group
Flt Lt W E Gemmell  8 May 1940 Appointed Officer i/c Watch Office
Flt Lt G L Denholm  8 May 1940 Appointed Officer i/c Aerodrome
2 Lt J L Patterson  8 May 1940 Ceased to be attached from 4/5th Royal Scots for Searchlight Liaison duties
Flt Lt L W D Pittendrigh  9 May 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 1 MU for Convoy duties
Plt Off B J G Carbury 12 May 1940 Appointed Officer i/c Watch Office
Flt Lt W E Gemmell 12 May 1940 Relinquished duties of Officer i/c Watch Office
Flt Lt H W Scarnell 14 May 1940 Appointed Station Defence Officer
Sub-Lt (RN) J L Murray 14 May 1940 Relinquished duties of Station Defence Officer
Flt Lt I A G L Dick 16 May 1940 Station Medical Officer, posted to RAF Hospital, Littleport
2 Lt G S Colling 16 May 1940 Ceased to be attached from 57th LAA Bty
Capt C D'O Jackson 20 May 1940 Arrived on attachment for Gunnery Liaison duties
Fg Off G W Alexander 20 May 1940 Arrived on attachment for Survey duties
Flt Lt R F Boyd 20 May 1940 Attached from No 602 Sqn for duty in the Operations Room
Fg Off J B R Ellison 20 May 1940 Proceeded to RAF Drem for Intelligence duties
Plt Off G J Drake 21 May 1940 Attached from No 263 Sqn
Fg Off J B R Ellison 26 May 1940 Returned from RAF Drem on completion of Intelligence duties
Fg Off J F Blick 26 May 1940 Attached from No 263 Sqn
Fg Off F W Yates 26 May 1940 Attached from No 263 Sqn
Maj R A Marshall 26 May 1940 Arrived on attachment for Gunnery Liaison duties
2 Lt H I M Kay 26 May 1940 Arrived on attachment from 9th AG Bty for Gunnery Liaison duties
Lt J S Barker 27 May 1940 Arrived on attachment from HQ, 6th QOCH for duty as Searchlight Control Officer
Fg Off G W Alexander 28 May 1940 Ceased to be attached for Survey duties
Flt Lt H Chambers 29 May 1940 Appointed Officer i/c Maps
Plt Off J E A Barton 31 May 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 602 Sqn on posting to No 603 Sqn
Fg Off J B R Ellison 31 May 1940 Attached to RAF Drem for Intelligence duties
2 Lt H I M Kay  1 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached from 9th AG Bty for Gunnery Liaison duties
Fg Off J B R Ellison  3 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Drem for Intelligence duties
Flt Lt R F Boyd  3 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 602 Sqn for duty in the Operations Room
Sub-Lt W I K Hutton  3 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached for Naval Liaison duties
Plt Off G J Drake  5 Jun 1940 Proceeded to RAF Acklington for Range duties
Sqn Ldr W J Satchell  5 Jun 1940 Arrived from Ashtown Down for attachment to No 141 Sqn
Fg Off J B R Ellison  5 Jun 1940 Attached to RAF Grangemouth for Intelligence duties with No 141 Sqn
Capt J Blair  5 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached from 57th S/L Regt for Searchlight Liaison duties
Flt Lt W E Gemmell  6 Jun 1940 Assumed duties of Fire Officer
Fg Off J B R Ellison  6 Jun 1940 Relinquished duties of Fire Officer
2 Lt T G Thompson  6 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached from 83rd AA Regt for Gunnery Liaison duties
Plt Off J A E Inkster  7 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Bawdsey for duty as Sub-Controller at AMES Douglas Wood
Fg Off F W Yates  8 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 263 Sqn on posting to HQ No 15 Group for Cypher duties
Plt Off G J Drake 13 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached on posting to No 607 Sqn
Plt Off M Gordon 14 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from the Air Ministry for Defence duties
Fg Off J F Blick 14 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 263 Sqn on posting to RAF Drem
ASO A D Dalziel 16 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 18 Group for Administrative duties
Wg Cdr D M Fleming 17 Jun 1940 Relinquished command of RAF Turnhouse
Gp Capt C R Keary 17 Jun 1940 Assumed command of RAF Turnhouse
Plt Off J Waddingham 17 Jun 1940 Attached from No 141 Sqn
ASO E F M Richards 17 Jun 1940 Codes and Cypher Officer, attached to RAF Drem
2 Lt F W McClenaghan 19 Jun 1940 Arrived on attachment from 55th LAA Bty for Controllers' duties
Wg Cdr D M Fleming 20 Jun 1940 Attached to RAF Uxbridge for Controllers' Course
Plt Off M Gordon 22 Jun 1940 Defence Officer, proceeded to Rollestone Camp for Anti-Gas Course
Flt Lt C F H Sergent 23 Jun 1940 Station Medical Officer, proceeded to RAF Farnborough for Oxygen course
Plt Off J Waddingham 24 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 141 Sqn
Plt Off H Medhurst 28 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 13 Group for Defence duties
Plt Off R Croft 28 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 13 Group for Defence duties
Gp Capt C R Keary 29 Jun 1940 Relinquished command of RAF Turnhouse on returning to RAF Drem
Fg Off E W Cole 29 Jun 1940 Attached from No 2633 Sqn for Intelligence duties
2 Lt R B Lincoln 29 Jun 1940 Arrived on attachment from 55th LAA Bty for Controllers' duties
Sqn Ldr E H Stevens 30 Jun 1940 Assumed temporary command of RAF Turnhouse
Wg Cdr D M Fleming  1 Jul 1940 Resumed command of RAF Turnhouse
Sqn Ldr E H Stevens  1 Jul 1940 Relinquished temporary command of RAF Turnhouse
Fg Off E W Cole  2 Jul 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 2633 Sqn for Intelligence duties
Plt Off K Campbell  4 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Intelligence duties
Plt Off E Montague-Smith  4 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Defence duties
Plt Off A J Smith  5 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 603 Sqn for Accountant duties
Plt Off M Gordon  6 Jul 1940 Defence Officer, returned from Rollestone Camp on completion of Anti-Gas Course
Flt Lt W E Gemmell  7 Jul 1940 Relinquished duties of Fire Officer
Flt Lt H W Scarnell  7 Jul 1940 Assumed duties of Fire Officer
Plt Off H N Tamblyn  7 Jul 1940 No 141 Sqn, appointed Officer i/c Night Flying Equipment and Landing Ground Inspector
Flt Lt W E Gemmell  7 Jul 1940 Attached to RAF Northolt for course
Plt Off G C Hunter 11 Jul 1940 Appointed Officer i/c Night Flying Equipment
Plt Off H N Tamblyn 11 Jul 1940 Relinquished appointment as Officer i/c Night Flying Equipment and Landing Ground Inspector
Flt Lt N J Mowat 11 Jul 1940 Appointed as Landing Ground Inspector
Plt Off W K Sutton 12 Jul 1940 Assistant Adjutant, posted to No 87 Sqn for duty as Adjutant
Plt Off R A Orchard 12 Jul 1940 Attached from No 141 Sqn whilst in Gogar Burn Convalescing Hospital
Plt Off Lanning 12 Jul 1940 Attached from No 141 Sqn whilst in Gogar Burn Convalescing Hospital
ASO M B Swan 13 Jul 1940 Ceased to be attached to Gerrard's Cross on completion of Administrative course
Lt M Chown 14 Jul 1940 Ceased to be attached
Sqn Ldr G C Pinkerton 17 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 602 Sqn, RAF Drem
Wg Cdr The Duke of Hamilton 18 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 11 Group pending assuming command of RAF Turnhouse
Plt Off M Gordon 19 Jul 1940 Defence Officer, assumed duties of Gas Officer
Flt Lt W E Gemmell 20 Jul 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Northolt on completion of course
Plt Off J A Sykes 20 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Church Fenton for duty as Assistant Adjutant
Plt Off G C Hunter 21 Jul 1940 Attached from No 603 Sqn as Non-Effective, sick
Plt Off G C Hunter 23 Jul 1940 Appointed Officer i/c Station Flight
Plt Off G C Hunter 25 Jul 1940 Appointed Officer i/c Link Trainer and i/c Aerodrome
Plt Off C Robertson 28 Jul 1940 Attached from No 603 Sqn as Non-Effective, sick
Wg Cdr The Duke of Hamilton 30 Jul 1940 Assumed command of RAF Turnhouse
Wg Cdr D M Fleming 30 Jul 1940 Posted to HQ No 11 Group for Operations duties, wef 25 Jul 1940
Plt Off M R Haseler  2 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr G C Pinkerton  4 Aug 1940 Returned from RAF Northolt and assumed duty as Controller
ASO M M Robertson-Durham  5 Aug 1940 Codes and Cypher Officer, attached to RAF Catterick
Plt Off G C Hunter  6 Aug 1940 Returned from RAF Dyce and RAF Montrose
Fg Off R C Gillhespy 10 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Church Fenton for Medical duties
Flt Lt H W Scarnell 12 Aug 1940 Relinquished duties of Fire Officer
Plt Off E Montague-Smith 12 Aug 1940 Assumed duties of Fire Officer
Plt Off G C Hunter 12 Aug 1940 Attached to No 603 Sqn for duty as Squadron Adjutant
Plt Off H Medhurst 13 Aug 1940 Defence Officer, proceeded to Ronaldsway for Gunnery course
Fg Off D L Power 15 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Cardington for duty as Dental Officer
Flt Lt K T Thompson 17 Aug 1940 Relinquished duties of Operations Officer
Flt Lt W E Gemmell 17 Aug 1940 Assumed duties of Operations Officer
Sqn Ldr Sir K Lister Kaye 19 Aug 1940 Sqn Ldr - Administrative, posted to No 1 RAF Depot
Plt Off M R Haseler 19 Aug 1940 Attached to RAF Drem
Sqn Ldr K T Thompson 20 Aug 1940 Attached to RAF Uxbridge for Controllers' course
Plt Off R Croft 20 Aug 1940 Defence Officer, posted to RAF Skeabrae
Plt Off F H Dean 21 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for Operations 'B' duties
Plt Off T A Tunnicliffe 21 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for Operations 'B' duties
Flt Lt W A McKenzie 21 Aug 1940 Arrived on attachment from the Air Ministry
Fg Off R C Longsdon 22 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 605 Sqn for duty as Sqn Ldr - Administrative
Plt Off Henderson 23 Aug 1940 Posted to No 1 Signals School for Specialist Signals course
Lt (RA) D M Campbell 23 Aug 1940 Attached for instruction in Gun Liaison duties
Capt (RA) R Rowley 23 Aug 1940 Attached for instruction in Gun Liaison duties
Capt (RE) R N Gellan 23 Aug 1940 Attached for instruction in Gun Liaison duties
Plt Off R M Kay 24 Aug 1941 Arrived on posting from RAF Loughborough
2 Lt R B Lincoln 26 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached from 55th LAA Bty for Controllers' duties
Plt Off M R Haseler 29 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Drem
Plt Off S T D Wallace VC 29 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for Defence duties
2 Lt J A R Moffatt 29 Aug 1940 Attached from 56th S/L Regt for Searchlight Liaison duties
Plt Off M R Haseler 31 Aug 1940 Flying Discipline Officer, assumed duties of Aerodrome Control Officer
Fg Off R S Nicholson 31 Aug 1940 Attached to RAF Farnborough for Oxygen course
Sqn Ldr (Rev) J Rossi-Brown  1 Sep 1940 Attached from No 603 Sqn for duty as Station Chaplain
Sqn Ldr E H Stevens  1 Sep 1940 Attached from No 603 Sqn
Sqn Ldr K T Thompson  1 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Uxbridge on completion of Sector Controllers' course
Plt Off R W Goodburn  1 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from Grange-over-Sands, for Accountant duties, wef 29 Aug 1940
Lt (RA) P T Parker  1 Sep 1940 Attached for instruction in Gun Liaison duties
Act Flt Lt A J Smith  2 Sep 1940 Attached to Grange-over-Sands for Accountant Instructor duties
Maj Sykes  3 Sep 1940 Appointed Officer i/c Co-ordination of Defence
Fg Off P J O'Connor  6 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from MTD, Halton for Medical duties with No 16 ACSB
Fg Off R S Nicholson  7 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Farnborough on completion of Oxygen course
Fg Off M N Phillips  7 Sep 1940 Posted to RAF Hospital, Cosford for Medical duties on ceasing attachment to No 16 ACSB
Lt B G Read  7 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached for Operations Room duties
Capt J W Rossie  7 Sep 1940 Attached from 32/55 Bty for Operations Room duties
2 Lt W Nisbett  7 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached from 32/55 Bty on completion of Operations Room course
Sqn Ldr E H Stevens 10 Sep 1940 Assumed duties of Sqn Ldr - Operations
Capt (RA) G S Fiddes 10 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached on completion of Gun Liaison duties
Plt Off H Medhurst 11 Sep 1940 Defence Officer, appointed Station Security Officer
Fg Off R C Longsdon 11 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt whilst filling post of  Sqn Ldr - Administrative, wef 19 Aug 1940
Plt Off F H C Pickering 11 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from the Air Ministry for Defence duties
Plt Off M R Haseler 12 Sep 1940 Attached to RAF Drem for Night Flying Control duties
Sqn Ldr G A Milbank 12 Sep 1940 Attached to RAF Kenley for Sub-Controller duties
2 Lt (RA) N M Pirdles 12 Sep 1940 Attached for Gun Liaison duties
2 Lt (RA) S O R Blackwell 12 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached on completion of Gun Liaison duties
Plt Off E J Burfield-Carpenter 13 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from the Air Ministry for Defence duties
Plt Off R M Kay 14 Sep 1941 Posted to No 1 Signals School for Specialist Signals course
Plt Off G C Hunter 16 Sep 1940 Appointed Aerodrome Officer
Plt Off M R Haseler 16 Sep 1940 Attached to RAF Drem as temporary Aerodrome Officer
2 Lt J F Tennant 16 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached from 56th S/L Regt for Searchlight Liaison duties
Flt Lt H C Page 17 Sep 1940 Attached from RAF Kidbrooke for duty in connection with VHF Installation
Plt Off C Robertson 17 Sep 1940 Proceeded to RAF Halton for Medical board
Capt (RE) R N Gellan 17 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached for instruction in Gun Liaison duties
Flt Lt J M Shewell 19 Sep 1940 Attached from HQ No 13 Group for Controller duties
Sqn Ldr K T Thompson 20 Sep 1940 Posted to Fighter Sector HQ, Aldergrove for Controller duties
Act Flt Lt A E Arnott 24 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Drem for Equipment duties
Plt Off Chappell 25 Sep 1940 Appointed Officer i/c Link Trainer
Flt Lt H C Page 26 Sep 1940 Attached to RAF Drem for duty in connection with VHF Installation
Sqn Ldr R Johnstone 29 Sep 1940 Attached to RAF Northolt for Sector Controllers' course
Flt Lt W E Gemmell  1 Oct 1940 Assumed duties of Operations Officer
Sqn Ldr E H Stevens  1 Oct 1940 Relinquished duties of Operations Officer on posting to RAF Ford
2 Lt (RA) S T Hickling  1 Oct 1940 Attached for Gun Liaison duties
Plt Off P J Marsh  4 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Loughborough for Engineering duties
Capt (RE) R N Gellan  5 Oct 1940 Attached for Gun Liaison duties
Plt Off J A E Inkster 10 Oct 1940 Attached from AMES Douglas Wood for Operations 'B' duties
Act Flt Lt G E Pickton 10 Oct 1940 Posted to No 7 SFTS, RAF Peterborough for Codes and Cypher duties
ASO A D Dalziel 12 Oct 1940 Posted to Signals School, Worcester for Administrative duties
ASO A H Waters 12 Oct 1940 Attached from HQ No 13 Group for Codes and Cypher duties
Sqn Ldr R Johnstone 12 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Northolt on completion of Sector Controllers' course
ASO E F M Richards 13 Oct 1940 Codes and Cypher Officer, attached to WAAF Disciplinary School, Reading
Fg Off J M MacIntyre 13 Oct 1940 Attached from No 3 Sqn for duty as Assistant Adjutant
Plt Off V McConnell 14 Oct 1940 Attached from AMES Drone Hill
Flt Lt A Lewin 14 Oct 1940 Attached to AMES Drone Hill for duty as Sub-Controller
Maj Sykes 14 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached for duty as Officer i/c Co-ordination of Defence
Plt Off K B S Willder 16 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Church Fenton for Signals duties
Plt Off E D Saul 16 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Wick for Administrative duties
ASO A H Waters 19 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached from HQ No 13 Group for Codes and Cypher duties
ASO E F M Richards 19 Oct 1940 Codes and Cypher Officer, ceased to be attached to WAAF Disciplinary School, Reading
Plt Off A W Miller 23 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 8 SoTT for Operations 'B' duties
Flt Lt W F Blackadder 24 Oct 1940 Attached from No 607 Sqn for Controller's duties
Fg Off W E Coutts 25 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Halton for Medical duties
Plt Off L Crawford 26 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached from RAF Drem
Plt Off E Montague-Smith 26 Oct 1940 Defence Officer, attached to HQ No 13 Group
Plt Off K G Hart 27 Oct 1940 Attached from No 607 Sqn as Non-effective, sick
ASO A H Waters 27 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 13 Group for Codes and Cypher duties
ASO E F M Richards 28 Oct 1940 Codes and Cypher Officer, attached to HQ No 13 Group
ASO M K D Lilburn 28 Oct 1940 Attached from HQ No 13 Group for Codes and Cypher duties
Maj J P M Wright 30 Oct 1940 Attached for Operations Room duties
Plt Off S T D Wallace VC 30 Oct 1940 Defence Officer, appointed temporary Fire Officer
Fg Off G E T Scrase 31 Oct 1940 Attached from No 600 Sqn for Operations Room duties
Plt Off E Montague-Smith  1 Nov 1940 Defence Officer, posted to HQ No 13 Group
Fg Off J M MacIntyre  1 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached on posting from No 3 Sqn for duty as Assistant Adjutant
Plt Off J A Sykes  1 Nov 1940 Posted to No 3 Sqn for duty as Adjutant
Act Flt Lt J W Higgins  1 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 13 Group for duty as Station Defence Officer
Plt Off S B Demier  1 Nov 1940 Posted to No 1 Air Armament School, RAF Manby
Plt Off N S McConnell  4 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached from RAF Usworth
Plt Off J A L Hill  5 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Loughborough for Messing duties
Flt Lt Blackadder  6 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 607 Sqn for Controller's duties
Act Flt Lt A J Smith  7 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to Grange-over-Sands on posting to the Air Ministry
Plt Off R W Goodburn  7 Nov 1940 Reposted to RAF Turnhouse for duty as Assistant Accountant
Plt Off A Glendinning  7 Nov 1940 Attached from No 245 Sqn for Intelligence duties
Plt Off R A Orchard  9 Nov 1940 Posted to No 10 OTU for Operational Training
Fg Off A T E Witt  9 Nov 1940 Attached from CTTB, West Drayton for duty with No 16 ACSB, Edinburgh
Plt Off G H Roberts  9 Nov 1940 Attached from Record Officer, Ruislip for duty with No 16 ACSB, Edinburgh
Plt Off C D Gillies 11 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Loughborough for Defence duties
ASO I R Taylor 11 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from WAAF Officers' School Reading for Administrative duties
Fg Off R S Nicholson 11 Nov 1940 Medical Officer, posted to RAF Henlow
Sqn Ldr W H Scott Babcock 12 Nov 1940 Station Equipment Officer, posted to Middle East Command
Plt Off H M Bongard 12 Nov 1940 Assistant Equipment Officer, posted to Middle East Command
Plt Off C Robertson 14 Nov 1940 Attached to RAF Drem as Duty Pilot
2 Lt (RA) G Turner 14 Nov 1940 Attached for Gun Liaison duties
2 Lt (RA) S C O'Shea 14 Nov 1940 Attached for Gun Liaison duties
ASO E F M Richards 14 Nov 1940 Codes and Cypher Officer, ceased to be attached to HQ No 13 Group
ASO M K D Lilburn 14 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached from HQ No 13 Group for Codes and Cypher duties
Lt (RA) G H Lamb 15 Nov 1940 Attached for Gun Liaison duties
Plt Off P J Marsh 16 Nov 1940 Posted to School of Aeronautical Engineering, RAF Henlow
Fg Off R C Gillhespy 16 Nov 1940 Medical Officer, attached to RAF Farnborough for High Altitude course
Plt Off C R Renshaw 18 Nov 1940 Posted to RAF Usworth
Plt Off A W Miller 18 Nov 1940 Attached to No 16 ACSB for duty as Adjutant
2 Lt (RA) S L Baxter 18 Nov 1940 Attached for Gun Liaison duties
Flt Lt F R Kemp 19 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 Signals School for Medical duties
Plt Off G C Andrewartha 19 Nov 1940 Attached from HQ No 13 Group
Act Flt Lt A H Burleigh 20 Nov 1940 Station Engineer Officer, posted to No 9 School of Technical Training
Sqn Ldr (Rev) J Rossi-Brown 23 Nov 1940 Posted from No 603 Sqn for duty as Station Chaplain
Plt Off K B S Willder 23 Nov 1940 Signals Officer, attached to RAF Yatesbury for course
Flt Lt J M Shewell 24 Nov 1940 Posted from HQ No 13 Group for Controller duties
2 Lt (RA) D L Botham 24 Nov 1940 Attached for Gun Liaison duties
Maj T Young 29 Nov 1940 Attached for Searchlight Liaison duties
Fg Off L O'Neille  1 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 72 Sqn for Engineer duties
Plt Off J A E Inkster  1 Dec 1940 Posted to No 51 Group Pool for refresher flying course with No 5 EFTS
2 Lt (RA) E Scadding  1 Dec 1940 Attached for Gun Liaison duties
2 Lt (RA) J F McKendam  1 Dec 1940 Attached for Gun Liaison duties
Flt Lt A Lewin  1 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to AMES Drone Hill for duty as Sub-Controller
Plt Off L C Cole  1 Dec 1940 Attached from RAF North Weald
Sqn Ldr E L Roberts  1 Dec 1940 Attached from RAF North Weald
Act Flt Lt S L Hooper  1 Dec 1940 Attached from RAF North Weald
Flt Lt J M Shewell  1 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF North Weald
Plt Off K B S Willder  2 Dec 1940 Signals Officer, ceased to be attached to RAF Yatesbury on completion of course
Plt Off R Forster  2 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from the Air Ministry for duty as Education Officer
Gp Capt H Gordon-Dean  2 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 43 Group for duty with No 16 ACSB, Edinburgh
Sub-Lt (RNVR) A Jarvie  3 Dec 1940 Attached for Naval Liaison duties
Sqn Ldr A E Cairns  3 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached from HQ No 13 Group
ASO M M Robertson-Durham  3 Dec 1940 Attached to the WAAF Officers' Disciplinary School
Plt Off A W Miller  4 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 16 ACSB for duty as Adjutant
Plt Off N Wilkinson  5 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Usworth for Operations duties
Fg Off J M MacIntyre  5 Dec 1940 Assistant Adjutant, reposted for Operations duties
Plt Off T A Tunnicliffe  5 Dec 1940 Operations 'B' Officer, repostd for duty as Assistant Adjutant
Lt (RA) G H Lamb  5 Dec 1940 Attached for Gun Liaison duties
2 Lt (RA) S C O'Shea  5 Dec 1940 Attached for Gun Liaison duties
Flt Lt R C Longsdon  6 Dec 1940 Sqn Ldr - Administrative, promoted to Act Sqn Ldr
Flt Lt H Chambers  8 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF Intelligence School, Harrow for No 3 Advanced Intelligence course
Gp Capt C R Keary  9 Dec 1940 President, No 16 ACSB, posted to the Air Ministry
Gp Capt H Gordon-Dean  9 Dec 1940 Assumed duty as President, No 16 ACSB, Edinburgh
Fg Off G E T Scrase  9 Dec 1940 Posted from No 600 Sqn for Operations Room duties
Sub-Lt (RNVR) A Jarvie  9 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached for Naval Liaison duties
2 Lt (RA) S L Baxter  9 Dec 1940 Attached for Gun Liaison duties
Plt Off E B Eddy  9 Dec 1940 Attached from HQ No 13 Group for Intelligence duties
Flt Lt C F Goddard 10 Dec 1940 Attached to AMES Pevensey for Sub-Controller duties
ASO M M Robertson-Durham 11 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to the WAAF Officers' Disciplinary School
Plt Off A W Miller 12 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Usworth for Operations duties
2 Lt (RA) H B Faulkner 13 Dec 1940 Attached for Gun Liaison duties
2 Lt (RA) G Turner 13 Dec 1940 Attached for Gun Liaison duties
Plt Off F H C Pickering 13 Dec 1940 Assumed duties of Station Defence Officer
Plt Off M Gordon 13 Dec 1940 Relinquished duties of Station Defence Officer
Act Flt Lt J C Downie 14 Dec 1940 Signals Officer, attached to No 2 Signals School, Yatesbury for No 13 RDF Course
2 Lt (RA) W H Goodard 14 Dec 1940 Attached for Gun Liaison duties
Fg Off E R Taylor 15 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 607 Sqn fore duty as Adjutant
Flt Lt F R Kemp 15 Dec 1940 Posted to Embarkation Unit, Glasgow, pending posting for SMO duties in Canada
Fg Off G E T Scrase 16 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Catterick for Sqn Ldr Night Controller Operations duties
Plt Off F H C Pickering 16 Dec 1940 Relinquished duties of Anti-Gas Officer
Plt Off E J Burfield-Carpenter 16 Dec 1940 Assumed duties of Anti-Gas Officer
Act Flt Lt C R Humphries 17 Dec 1940 Station Adjutant, posted to RAF Grangemouth for duty as Sqn Ldr - Administrative
Lt (RA) D H Hopkin 17 Dec 1940 Attached for Gun Liaison duties
Flt Lt C D Craig 18 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 607 Sqn for Operations duties
Lt (RA) G H Lamb 18 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached for Gun Liaison duties
2 Lt (RA) W Blackwell 19 Dec 1940 Attached for Gun Liaison duties
Capt C Latham 20 Dec 1940 Attached for Gun Liaison duties
Wg Cdr A F Scroggs 21 Dec 1940 Attached from No 1 RAF Depot on posting to No 59 OTU
Act Flt Lt J C Downie 21 Dec 1940 Signals Officer, ceased to be attached to No 2 Signals School, on completion of No 13 RDF Course
Plt Off E B Eddy 22 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached from HQ No 13 Group for Intelligence duties
Flt Lt S G Beaumont 21 Dec 1940 Attached from RAF Hawarden on posting to No 59 OTU
Flt Lt H Chambers 22 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Intelligence School on completion of No 3 Advanced Intelligence course
2 Lt (RA) W H S Wilson 22 Dec 1940 Attached for Gun Liaison duties
Flt Lt W F Blackadder 23 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Usworth for Controller's duties (Sqn Ldr post)
Fg Off L J Simon 23 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Acklington for Medical duties
Lt (RA) D H Hopkin 23 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached for Gun Liaison duties
2 Lt (RA) W H Goodard 23 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached for Gun Liaison duties
Sub-Lt (RNVR) A Jarvie 25 Dec 1940 Attached for Naval Liaison duties
2 Lt (RA) G Turner 27 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached for Gun Liaison duties on attachment to RAF Dyce
2 Lt (RA) H B Faulkner 27 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached for Gun Liaison duties on attachment to RAF Dyce
Plt Off L C Cole 29 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached from RAF North Weald
Capt C Latham 29 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached for Gun Liaison duties

Source - RAF Turnhouse ORB

Unit Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Unit Date Notes
Servicing Party, No 43 Sqn 24 Apr 1940 Arrived at RAF Turnhouse
Servicing Party, No 111 Sqn 25 Apr 1940 Arrived at RAF Turnhouse
No 263 Sqn  3 May 1940 Arrived at RAF Turnhouse
Servicing Party, No 43 Sqn  4 May 1940 Departed RAF Turnhouse
No 603 Sqn  5 May 1940 Arrived from RAF Drem
Communications Flight  6 May 1940 Moved to RAF Leuchars
Servicing Party, No 111 Sqn  7 May 1940 Departed RAF Turnhouse
No 263 Sqn  7 May 1940 5 Officers and 200 airmen departed RAF Turnhouse
No 263 Sqn 12 May 1940 6 Officers and 64 airmen departed RAF Turnhouse
No 609 Sqn 18 May 1940 Moved to RAF Northolt
No 263 Sqn 21 May 1940 34 airmen departed RAF Turnhouse
No 263 Sqn 21 May 1940 28 airmen attached to RAF Turnhouse
No 245 Sqn  5 Jun 1940 Arrived at RAF Turnhouse
No 141 Sqn  5 Jul 1940 Returned from RAF Prestwick
No 141 Sqn 13 Jul 1940 Moved to RAF West Malling
1 x Flight, No 602 Sqn 19 Jul 1940 Moved to RAF Dyce
3 x aircraft, No 603 Sqn 19 Jul 1940 Moved to RAF Montrose
No 253 Sqn 21 Jul 1940 Arrived at RAF Turnhouse from RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey
No 602 Sqn 21 Jul 1940 Moved to RAF Drem
No 603 Sqn 23 Aug 1940 Arrived from RAF Dyce and RAF Montrose
No 253 Sqn 23 Aug 1940 Moved to RAF Prestwick
No 141 Sqn 30 Aug 1940 Arrived from RAF Dyce and RAF Montrose
No 603 Sqn 12 Sep 1940 Departed for RAF Hornchurch
'B' Flight No 141 Sqn 12 Sep 1940 Departed for RAF Biggin Hill
No 65 Sqn 13 Sep 1940 Arrived from RAF Hornchurch
No 3 Sqn 14 Sep 1940 Arrived from RAF Castletown
'A' Flight, No 3 Sqn  8 Oct 1940 Moved to RAF Dyce
'B' Flight, No 3 Sqn  8 Oct 1940 Moved to RAF Montrose
No 607 Sqn 11 Oct 1940 Arrived at RAF Turnhouse
'A' Flight No 141 Sqn 15 Oct 1940 Departed for RAF Drem
No 65 Sqn  8 Nov 1940 Moved to RAF Leuchars due to unserviceability of the aerodrome
No 607 Sqn  8 Nov 1940 Moved to RAF Drem due to unserviceability of the aerodrome

Source - RAF Turnhouse ORB

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