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RAF Wittering Personnel


[Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Personnel Movements: Apr - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr D V Carnegie 16 May 1938 Assumed command of RAF Wittering (posted from 21 Apr 1938)
Gp Capt H P Lale 16 May 1938 Relinquished command of RAF Wittering

Source - RAF Wittering ORB

Unit Movements: Apr - Jul 1938

Unit Date Notes
No 23 Sqn 16 May 1938 Arrived from RAF Northolt
No 23 Sqn 17 May 1938 Attached to RAF Aldergrove for Armament Practice Camp
No 213 Sqn 18 May 1938 Arrived from RAF Church Fenton
No 23 Sqn 18 Jun 1938 Returned from RAF Aldergrove on completion of Armament Practice Camp
No 213 Sqn 20 Jun 1938 Attached to RAF Aldergrove for Armament Practice Camp
No 213 Sqn 10 Jul 1938 Returned from RAF Aldergrove on completion of Armament Practice Camp

Source - RAF Wittering ORB

July 1938

County Command/Group Units
Peterborough, Northamptonshire Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 23 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 213 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr

David V Carnegie

21 Apr 1938 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Fg Off R D G Wright 10 Jun 1938  
Flt Lt T R Wheatley   Adjutant, RAFO

Equipment Officers

Flt Lt (Retd) J P Hinks    
Maj (Retd) R K B Walker   MC

Accountant Branch

Fg Off R W Marson 11 Apr 1938  
Maj (Retd) F O Mannion    

Medical Branch

Sqn Ldr P H Perkins 10 Jun 1938 MRCS, LRCP

Education Officer

Capt (TA) H G W Davis  1 Oct 1936 MA, FCS

Warrant Officers

WO I J C Jones  6 May 1938 DCM, MM
WO I C A Harris 24 May 1938  

 

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John Constable-Roberts

26 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting for duty as Sqn Ldr- Administrative, wef 24 Sep 1938

Source - RAF Wittering ORB

Unit Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Unit Date Notes
No 269 31 Oct 1938 Attached from RAF Abbotsinch for affiliation with No 23 Sqn
No 269 12 Nov 1938 Returned to RAF Abbotsinch on completion of affiliation with No 23 Sqn

Source - RAF Wittering ORB

January 1939

County Command/Group Units
Peterborough, Northamptonshire Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 23 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 213 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr

David V Carnegie

21 Apr 1938 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr

John Constable-Roberts

24 Sep 1938 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt J B Altham 10 Jul 1938 Signals duties
Fg Off R D G Wright 10 Jun 1938  
Flt Lt T R Wheatley   Adjutant, RAFO
Fg Off J V Hay   Assistant Adjutant, RAFO

Equipment Officers

Flt Lt (Retd) J P Hinks    
Maj (Retd) R K B Walker   MC

Accountant Branch

Fg Off R W Marson 11 Apr 1938  
Maj (Retd) F O Mannion    

Medical Branch

Flt Lt J C Bowe 31 Oct 1938 MB, BCh, DPH

Education Officer

Mr W E N Clark  9 Sep 1938 BA, AMIMechE, AFRAeS

Warrant Officers

WO J C Jones  6 May 1938 DCM, MM
WO C A Harris 24 May 1938  
WO F H H Rowe 20 Apr 1938  
WO F W Duffett 27 May 1938  
WO G W Parnell 15 Sep 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

County Command/Group Units
Peterborough, Northamptonshire Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 23 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 213 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr

David V Carnegie

21 Apr 1938 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr

John Constable-Roberts

24 Sep 1938 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt J B Altham 10 Jul 1938 Signals duties
Plt Off R A Kellow  7 Feb 1939  
Flt Lt T R Wheatley   Adjutant, RAFO
Capt (Retd) C P B Sawyer   Assistant Adjutant, Indian Army

Equipment Officers

Flt Lt (Retd) J P Hinks    
Maj (Retd) R K B Walker   MC

Accountant Branch

Fg Off R W Marson 11 Apr 1938  
Maj (Retd) F O Mannion    

Medical Branch

Fg Off S J Walsh 15 Feb 1939 MB, BCh

Education Officer

Mr W E N Clark  9 Sep 1938 BA, AMIMechE, AFRAeS

Warrant Officers

WO C A Harris 24 May 1938  
WO F H H Rowe 20 Apr 1938  
WO F W Duffett 27 May 1938  
WO G W Parnell 15 Sep 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

County Command/Group Units
Peterborough, Northamptonshire Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 23 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 213 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr

David V Carnegie

21 Apr 1938 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr

John Constable-Roberts

24 Sep 1938 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt J B Altham 10 Jul 1938 Signals duties
Plt Off R A Kellow  7 Feb 1939  
Flt Lt T R Wheatley   Adjutant, RAFO
Capt (Retd) C P B Sawyer   Assistant Adjutant, Indian Army

Equipment Officers

APO C Murray 27 Mar 1939  
Flt Lt (Retd) J P Hinks    
Maj (Retd) R K B Walker   MC

Accountant Branch

Fg Off R W Marson 11 Apr 1938  
Maj (Retd) F O Mannion    

Medical Branch

Fg Off S J Walsh 15 Feb 1939 MB, BCh

Education Officer

Mr W E N Clark  9 Sep 1938 BA, AMIMechE, AFRAeS

Warrant Officers

WO C A Harris 24 May 1938  
WO F H H Rowe 20 Apr 1938  
WO F W Duffett 27 May 1938  
WO G W Parnell 15 Sep 1938  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R K Brougham 25 May 1939 Arrived on posting from No 73 Sqn for Operations Room duties
Flt Lt T R Wheatley 25 May 1939 Station Adjutant, promoted to Sqn Ldr and posted to RAF Cardington
Maj (Retd) R K B Walker 25 May 1939 Reposted for duty as Station Adjutant
Sqn Ldr

John Constable-Roberts

26 May 1939 Sqn Ldr- Administrative, posted to RAF Mount Batten for Operations Room duties
Plt Off (VR) Eiloart 25 Aug 1939 Arrived on War Appointment
Flt Lt (VR) Hargreaves-Wilson 25 Aug 1939 Arrived on War Appointment for Medical duties
Plt Off (VR) Norris 26 Aug 1939 Arrived on War Appointment for Administrative Operations duties
Plt Off Pattisson 26 Aug 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Thompson 26 Aug 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off (VR) D Arkell  1 Sep 1939 Arrived on War Appointment for Intelligence duties
Hon Flt Lt (VR) Clark  1 Sep 1939 Arrived on War Appointment for Intelligence duties
Plt Off P D F Morgan  1 Sep 1939 Posted to No 7 Air Stores Park, RAF Henlow
Fg Off Tomlinson  2 Sep 1939 Arrived on War Appointment for Sqn Ldr - Administrative duties
Plt Off Harvey Barnes  5 Sep 1939 Arrived on War Appointment for Operations duties
Plt Off Maynard  5 Sep 1939 Arrived on War Appointment for Operations duties
Plt Off Parmee  5 Sep 1939 Arrived on War Appointment for Dental duties
Wg Cdr V S Parker 16 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from HQ No 12 Group pending assuming command
Act Gp Capt D V Carnegie 19 Oct 1939 Relinquished command of RAF Wittering on posting to HQ Fighter Command
Wg Cdr V S Parker 19 Oct 1939 Assumed command of RAF Wittering
Com Ass Barber 14 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting for Codes and Cypher duties
Com Ass Stratton 14 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting for Codes and Cypher duties
Com Cdr W R H Startin 14 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 24 (County of Devon) Coy to command WAAF detachment
Fg Off L H Sagar 22 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Defence Officer
Plt Off S A Barnett 29 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting for Codes and Cypher duties

Source - RAF Wittering ORB

Unit Movements: May - Dec 1939

Unit Date Notes
No 23 Sqn 23 May 1939 Attached to RAF Sutton Bridge for Armament Practice Camp
No 23 Sqn  9 Jun 1939 Returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Armament Practice Camp
1 x Flight, No 213 Sqn  1 Oct 1939 Dispersed to RAF West Raynham 'on readiness' on rotation
1 x Flight, No 23 Sqn  2 Oct 1939 Dispersed to RAF Digby 'on readiness' on rotation
Advance Party, No 610 Sqn  8 Oct 1939 Arrived
Main Party, No 610 Sqn  9 Oct 1939 Arrived
Air and Rear Parties, No 610 Sqn 10 Oct 1939 Arrived

Source - RAF Wittering ORB

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt V S Parker 29 May 1940 Relinquished command of RAF Wittering
Wg Cdr H Broadhurst 29 May 1940 Assumed command of RAF Wittering
APO R V D'Arcy  1 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for Equipment duties
Plt Off S C Parker 12 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for Operations 'B' duties
Flt Lt R G Grant-Ferris 17 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for Operations 'B' duties
Plt Off R W G Scott 20 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for Operations 'B' duties
Plt Off S C Parker 21 Jun 1940 Operations 'B' Officer, posted to RAF Coltishall
Act Flt Lt C S Morice 22 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for Operations 'B' duties
Plt Off L D Ford  1 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Station Defence duties
Plt Off J E Hardy  4 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Station Defence duties
Plt Off A A Williams  4 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Intelligence duties
Plt Off R Carnie  5 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for training in Operations Room duties
Plt Off H P White  8 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Station Defence duties
Plt Off A B Gibaud  9 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Station Defence duties
ASO D Sibley 15 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off D Baber 26 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Equipment duties
ASO D Sibley 29 Jul 1940 Posted to RAF Mildenhall
Plt Off H E Lewis  3 Aug 1940 Posted to RAF Warmwell
ASO A K J Wilde  9 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off H R W Ellison 12 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off R Carnie 14 Aug 1940 Posted to RAF Peterborough
Plt Off G W Buckley 15 Aug 1940 Posted to RAF Duxford
Plt Off S C Parker 16 Aug 1940 Operations 'B' Officer, arrived on posting
ASO E D Charlton 22 Aug 1940 Posted to RAF Church Fenton
Plt Off C W Wentworth-Stanley 24 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off T F Mitchell 28 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off R Greville-Heygate 30 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off L F Miller  3 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from Watnall for Operations duties
Flt Lt R W Hase  3 Sep 1940 Attached to No 1 RAF Depot pending posting to No 203 Group, Sudan
Plt Off W H Holton  6 Sep 1940 Posted to RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey for Station Defence duties
Plt Off K B S Willder 11 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 12 Group for Signals duties
Plt Off M McGuffie 12 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 12 Group for Operations duties
Plt Off R B Hyde 12 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 12 Group for Operations duties
Plt Off C W Wentworth-Stanley 15 Sep 1940 Posted to No 1 Signals School, RAF Cranwell for Specialist Signals Course
Act Sqn Ldr L S Thompson 16 Sep 1940 Posted to HQ No 9 Group for Air Staff duties (Wg Cdr post)
Sqn Ldr E R Bitmead 16 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 29 Sqn for Operations duties, wef 8 Sep 1940
Sqn Ldr R O Mossop 20 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as C of E Chaplain
Act Sqn Ldr C R Pritchard 23 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 12 Group for Operations duties
Fg Off J S Howitt 23 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Halton for Medical duties
Plt Off P C Mortimer 29 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ Fighter Command for Signals duties
Act Flt Lt Fuller 30 Sep 1940 Posted to HQ No 9 Group for Operations duties (Sqn Ldr post)
Flt Lt R W Hase 30 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 1 RAF Depot on posting to HQ No 12 Group
Plt Off K B S Willder 30 Sep 1940 Posted to RAF Church Fenton for Signals duties
Wg Cdr H Broadhurst 21 Dec 1940 Relinquished command of RAF Wittering
Wg Cdr B E Embry 21 Dec 1940 Assumed command of RAF Wittering

Source - RAF Wittering ORB

Unit Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Unit Date Notes
HQ, No 68 Wing  1 Mar 1940 Commenced forming at RAF Wittering
1 x Flight, No 264 Sqn 22 Mar 1940 Arrived from RAF Martlesham Heath
1 x Flight, No 264 Sqn 27 Mar 1940 Returned to RAF Martlesham Heath
No 610 Sqn  4 Apr 1940 Attached to RAF Prestwick for temporary duty (14 days)
Advance Party, No 266 Sqn  6 Apr 1940 Arrived from RAF Martlesham Heath by air
Main Party, No 266 Sqn  7 Apr 1940 Arrived from RAF Martlesham Heath by air and road
1 x Section, No 213 Sqn 13 May 1940 Proceeded to France to join the BEF
'B', No 213 Sqn 16 May 1940 Proceeded to France to join the BEF
'A', No 213 Sqn 18 May 1940 Proceeded to RAF Biggin Hill to operate with the BEF
'B', No 213 Sqn 20 May 1940 Returned from France
'A', No 213 Sqn 23 May 1940 Returned from RAF Biggin Hill
Collyweston Satellite 25 May 1940 Designated 'K3'
No 32 Sqn 26 May 1940 Arrived from France following evacuation
No 32 Sqn 27 May 1940 Dispersed to 'K3' to undertake training
No 23 Sqn 31 May 1940 Detached to 'K3'
No 32 Sqn  4 Jun 1940 Moved to RAF Biggin Hill via RAF Martlesham Heath
No 213 Sqn  4 Jun 1940 Returned from RAF Biggin Hill
No 213 Sqn  9 Jun 1940 Proceeded to RAF Biggin Hill
No 213 Sqn 18 Jun 1940 Returned from RAF Biggin Hill and proceeded to RAF Exeter
Advance Party, No 229 Sqn 26 Jun 1940 Arrived from RAF Digby
Main Party, No 229 Sqn 27 Jun 1940 Arrived from RAF Digby
Advance Party, No 266 Sqn  9 Aug 1940 Moved to RAF Tangmere en-route to RAF Eastchurch
Main Party, No 266 Sqn 10 Aug 1940 Moved to RAF Eastchurch
Rear Party, No 266 Sqn 11 Aug 1940 Moved to RAF Eastchurch
No 74 Sqn 14 Aug 1940 Arrived by air
No 266 Sqn 21 Aug 1940 Arrived from RAF Hornchurch
No 74 Sqn 21 Aug 1940 Moved to RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey
No 1 Sqn  9 Sep 1940 Arrived from RAF Northolt
No 229 Sqn  9 Sep 1940 Moved to RAF Northolt
'A' Flight, No 23 Sqn 12 Sep 1940 Moved to RAF Middle Wallop
'B' Flight, No 23 Sqn 12 Sep 1940 Moved to RAF Ford
1 x Section, No 29 Sqn 12 Sep 1940 Arrived at 'K3' from RAF Digby
Advance Party, No 229 Sqn 19 Sep 1940 Moved to RAF Northolt
Main Party, No 229 Sqn 20 Sep 1940 Moved to RAF Northolt
1 x Flight, No 151 Sqn 12 Nov 1940 Arrived to co-operate with No 29 Sqn on night operations
No 151 Sqn  6 Dec 1940 Arrived from RAF Bramcote
No 229 Sqn 15 Dec 1940 Arrived from RAF Northolt
No 1 Sqn 15 Dec 1940 Moved to RAF Northolt
No 229 Sqn 22 Dec 1940 Moved to RAF Speke
No 25 Sqn 27 Dec 1940 Arrived from RAF Debden

Source - RAF Wittering ORB

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