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RAF Yeadon Personnel and units


Nominal Roll of Officers: 27 Aug 1939

Rank Name Notes
Flt Lt R Burges Officer Commanding
Plt Off G T Dodgshun Station Adjutant
Flt Lt (AAF) T Mc M Boyle Medical Officer
APO (AAF) P A Womersley General Duties
APO (AAF) D M Crook General Duties
APO (AAF) G T M Mitchell General Duties
APO (AAF) M J Appleby General Duties
Plt Off A M Fletcher Accountant Officer
Mr (AAF) J R Newsome Pupil Pilot
Mr (AAF) G N Gaunt Pupil Pilot

Source - RAF Yeadon ORB

Personnel Movements: Aug - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Mrs Carby Hall  4 Sep 1939 Attached for duty as Officer i/c WAAF Detachment
Miss Senior Smith  4 Sep 1939 Attached for duty as Senior Leader WAAF Detachment
APO (AAF) G T M Mitchell  7 Sep 1939 Admitted to RAF Hospital, Halton, wef 4 Sep 1939
LAC R D Taylor 12 Sep 1939 Posted to No 609 Sqn, RAF Catterick
LAC J Blaikie 13 Sep 1939 Promoted to Act Cpl
Plt Off G T Dodgshun 14 Sep 1939 Station Adjutant, promoted to Act Flt Lt
Plt Off L H Clemas 15 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Drem for Equipment duties
Cpl Fairless 18 Sep 1939 Promoted to Temp Sgt
AC Wood 23 Sep 1939 Posted to No 609 Sqn, RAF Catterick
AC Summerscales 23 Sep 1939 Posted to No 609 Sqn, RAF Catterick
AC Thornton 23 Sep 1939 Posted to No 609 Sqn, RAF Catterick
AC2 J B Flockton 23 Sep 1939 Attached to No 609 Sqn, RAF Catterick
AC2 Phoenix 29 Sep 1939 Posted to No 2 Wing, RAF Henlow
AC2 Fitzpatrick 29 Sep 1939 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot (Non-effective) on admission to hospital
Flt Lt (AAF) T Mc M Boyle 30 Sep 1939 Reported sick in SSQ
Flt Lt O Scarborough  2 Oct 1939 Attached from RAF Catterick
AC2 Woods  3 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 2 Wing, RAF St Athan
AC2 Noble  3 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 2 Wing, RAF St Athan
AC2 Williams  4 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Ternhill
APO (AAF) P A Womersley  7 Oct 1939 Posted to No 6 SFTS, RAF Little Rissington
APO (AAF) D M Crook  7 Oct 1939 Posted to No 6 SFTS, RAF Little Rissington
APO (AAF) G T M Mitchell  7 Oct 1939 Posted to No 6 SFTS, RAF Little Rissington
AC2 W L Crowther  7 Oct 1939 Discharged from hospital
APO (AAF) M J Appleby 11 Oct 1939 Posted to No 6 SFTS, RAF Little Rissington
Cpl R W Smith 11 Oct 1939 Posted to No 6 SFTS, RAF Little Rissington
AC2 G W Ellis 12 Oct 1939 Admitted to SSQ
Sgt A R J Thorogood 13 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 5 Wing, RAF Halton
LAC J Cardle 14 Oct 1939 ACH-Telephobe Operator, promoted to Act Cpl
Cpl G E Ingall 14 Oct 1939 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot (Non-effective) on admission to hospital
AC J Greenall 14 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 2 Wing, RAF Locking
AC F Hall 14 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 2 Wing, RAF Locking
Flt Lt O Scarborough 17 Oct 1939 Ceased to be attached from RAF Catterick
Flt Lt (AAF) T Mc M Boyle 17 Oct 1939 Resumed duties on ceasing to be sick
Pupil Pilot J R Newsome 21 Oct 1939 Posted to No 8 EFTS
Pupil Pilot G N Gaunt 21 Oct 1939 Posted to No 8 EFTS
LAC W D Brearley 21 Oct 1939 Posted to No 8 EFTS
LAC B A Rutterford 21 Oct 1939 Posted to No 8 EFTS
Cpl Sinclair 24 Oct 1939 Posted to No 949 Sqn, Warrington
AC T F Baxter 24 Oct 1939 Posted to No 944 Sqn, Hull
AC2 C Oxley 24 Oct 1939 Admitted to Leeds General Infirmary
AC F Parsons 25 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 1 SFTS, RAF Ternhill
AC McKeswick 25 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 1 SFTS, RAF Ternhill
LAC E B McColl 25 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 8 SFTS, RAF Montrose
LAC E Johns 25 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 11 SFTS, RAF Shawbury
LAC W Johnson 25 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Feltwell
Act Sgt Plt Wileman 25 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 14 SFTS, RAF Kinloss
Cpl R P Turner 26 Oct 1939 Posted to No 609 Sqn, Drem
Cpl J E Pape 26 Oct 1939 Posted to No 609 Sqn, Drem
AC G Oldfield 26 Oct 1939 Posted to No 609 Sqn, Drem
AC G W Earnshaw 26 Oct 1939 Posted to No 609 Sqn, Drem
AC A S Fletcher 26 Oct 1939 Posted to No 609 Sqn, Drem
AC G Lean 26 Oct 1939 Posted to No 609 Sqn, Drem
AC E Lightowler 26 Oct 1939 Posted to No 609 Sqn, Drem
AC G W Hart 26 Oct 1939 Posted to No 609 Sqn, Drem
AC S E Stockdale 26 Oct 1939 Posted to No 609 Sqn, Drem
AC H R Piper 26 Oct 1939 Posted to No 609 Sqn, Drem
AC G E Bradbury 26 Oct 1939 Posted to No 609 Sqn, Drem
AC K Wilson 26 Oct 1939 Posted to No 609 Sqn, Drem
AC A Thompson 26 Oct 1939 Posted to No 609 Sqn, Drem
AC E A Robinson 26 Oct 1939 Posted to No 609 Sqn, Drem
AC J J Eastwood 28 Oct 1939 Attached to RAF Turnhouse
AC W Powell 28 Oct 1939 Attached to RAF Turnhouse
LAC J Miles 29 Oct 1939 Posted to No 942 Sqn, Hull
AC2 G W Ellis 30 Oct 1939 Discharged from SSQ
Cpl C Meggison 31 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Marham
AC F Hall  1 Nov 1939 Admitted to SSQ
AC M J Thompson  2 Nov 1939 Posted to No 609 Sqn, Drem
Cpl J Blaikie  3 Nov 1939 Posted to MTD, RAF Halton
AC2 C Oxley  4 Nov 1939 Discharged from Leeds General Infirmary and admitted to SSQ
AC A Goodison  7 Nov 1939 Posted to RAF Leconfield
AC F Hall  7 Nov 1939 Discharged from SSQ
AC C L H Booth  8 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Catterick
AC2 R Fitzpatrick 29 Sep 1939 Returned from No 1 RAF Depot (Non-effective) on discharge from hospital
AC J J Eastwood 11 Nov 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Turnhouse
AC W Powell 11 Nov 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Turnhouse
AC2 C Oxley 12 Nov 1939 Discharged from SSQ
Cpl W A C Cox 14 Nov 1939 Promoted to Temp Sgt
Sgt R F Martin 14 Nov 1939 Posted to RAF Waddington
AC J J Eastwood 14 Nov 1939 Attached to RAF Yatesbury for trade training
AC R Fitzpartick 14 Nov 1939 Attached to RAF Yatesbury for trade training
AC W Powell 14 Nov 1939 Attached to RAF Yatesbury for trade training
AC McLevy 14 Nov 1939 Attached to RAF Yatesbury for trade training
AC Fothergill 14 Nov 1939 Attached to RAF Yatesbury for trade training
AC Wilkinson 14 Nov 1939 Attached to RAF Yatesbury for trade training
LAC L Seed 14 Nov 1939 Posted to RAF Silloth
AC2 G W Ellis 15 Nov 1939 Admitted to RAF Hospital, Cranwell
AC2 J B Flockton 16 Nov 1939 Ceased to be attached to No 609 Sqn, RAF Catterick
AC F Bottomley 24 Nov 1939 Attached to RAF Uxbridge
AC W Swift 24 Nov 1939 Attached to RAF Uxbridge
AC S Waterson 24 Nov 1939 Admitted to SSQ
LAC J Connell 29 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 12 SFTS, RAF Grantham
AC S Waterson 29 Nov 1939 Discharged from SSQ
LAC E Heppenstall 30 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Newark
AC F Bottomley  2 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Uxbridge
AC W Swift  2 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Uxbridge
Flt Sgt O Finch  3 Dec 1939 Attached
AC Rock  3 Dec 1939 Attached
AC Douglas  3 Dec 1939 Attached
LAC W Cummins  6 Dec 1939 Attached
LAC F Locker  6 Dec 1939 Attached
AC W S Edwards  6 Dec 1939 Attached
AC G A Hudson  6 Dec 1939 Attached
AC J S Crisp  6 Dec 1939 Attached
AC R W Diss  6 Dec 1939 Attached
AC2 G W Ellis  6 Dec 1939 Discharged from RAF Hospital, Cranwell
AC T A Atkinson  6 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 3 Mobilisation Pool, West Drayton
AC G Greaves  6 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 10 SFTS, RAF Ternhill
Sgt A R J Thorogood  7 Dec 1939 Attached to Blackburn Aircraft Works, Brough
LAC E Johns  7 Dec 1939 Attached to Blackburn Aircraft Works, Brough
LAC F Parsons  7 Dec 1939 Attached to Blackburn Aircraft Works, Brough
LAC Sherwood 11 Dec 1939 Attached
A/A W James 11 Dec 1939 Attached from No 2 Wing, RAF Cosford
Cpl E Taylor 14 Dec 1939 Posted to RAF Drem (plus 39 Other Ranks)
Flt Sgt O Finch 15 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached
AC Rock 15 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached
AC Douglas 15 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached
AC R A Calton 16 Dec 1939 Posted to No 609 Sqn, RAF drem
LAC W Cummins 16 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached
LAC F Locker 16 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached
AC W S Edwards 16 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached
AC G A Hudson 16 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached
AC J S Crisp 16 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached
AC R W Diss 16 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached
AC Garside 16 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached
AC1 T A Atkinson 16 Dec 1939 Remustered to Wireless and Electrical Mechanic
Sgt Boddington 17 Dec 1939 Admitted to SSQ
AC F Hughes 18 Dec 1939 Remustered to ACH u/t Torpedoman and posted to RAF Gosport
AC L Patten 18 Dec 1939 Remustered to ACH u/t Torpedoman and posted to RAF Gosport
AC Vooden 20 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 2 Wing, RAF Padgate
AC Evans 20 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 2 Wing, RAF Padgate
Flt Lt R Burges 28 Dec 1939 Relinquished command of RAF Yeadon
Fg Off J H Smith 28 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 616 Sqn, Doncaster and assumed command of RAF Yeadon
Act Flt Lt G T Dodgshun 29 Dec 1939 Station Adjutant, reverted to Plt Off on posting to RAF Harwell
AC2 G W Ellis 30 Dec 1939 Posted to No 609 Sqn, RAF Drem
LAC C Ramskill 29 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 11 SFTS, RAF Shawbury

Source - RAF Yeadon ORB

Unit Movements: Aug - Dec 1939

Unit Date Notes
No 609 Sqn 23 Aug 1939 Embodied into the RAF
SHQ, RAF Yeadon 23 Aug 1939 Opened on embodiment
No 609 Sqn 27 Aug 1939 Moved to RAF Catterick
No 5 (West Riding) Company WAAF  4 Sep 1939 Attached

Source - RAF Yeadon ORB

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
LAC E Heppenstall  1 Jan 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl
LAC J Connell  1 Jan 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl
Plt Off L H Clemas 23 Jan 1940 Equipment Officer, promoted to Fg Off
LAC J H Howe  1 Mar 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl
Fg Off J H Smith  7 Mar 1940 Relinquished command of RAF Yeadon on posting to the Air Ministry
Plt Off R W Hemsley  9 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Acklington and assumed command of RAF Yeadon
Temp Sgt W A C Cox 30 Apr 1930 Promoted to Act Flt Sgt
LAC E B McColl  1 May 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl
LAC E Johns  1 May 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl
LAC Parker  1 Jun 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl
Plt Off R A Sutherland  2 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting as Officer i/c W/T Fitting Party
Fg Off A J Sayer  4 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for Flying duties with Station Flight
Plt Off R A Sutherland  6 Jun 1940 Admitted to RAF Hospital, Halton
Fg Off A J Sayer 13 Jun 1940 Assumed duties of Station Defence Officer
LAC Thomson 15 Jun 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl
Plt Off R A Sutherland 16 Jun 1940 Discharged from RAF Hospital, Halton
Plt Off A M Fletcher 17 Jun 1940 Appointed Station Fire Officer
Plt Off L H Clemas 17 Jun 1940 Appointed Station Gas Officer
Plt Off R A Sutherland 17 Jun 1940 Appointed Station Defence Officer
LAC Johnson 21 Jun 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl
Fg Off S M Greig 28 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 150 Sqn for Equipment duties
AC2 G R Frear 28 Jun 1940 Died in Seacroft Hospital
LAC G Ruthven 29 Jun 1940 Discharged on appointment to a commission
Cpl Turner  1 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Sgt
Fg Off G Hutchison  1 Jul 1940 Attached from MTD, RAF Halton
Plt Off L H Clemas  6 Jul 1940 Equipment Officer, posted to No 8 RSU, RAF Speke
Fg Off H Halson 12 Jul 1940 Attached from MTD, RAF Halton
Act Sgt Turner 13 Jul 1940 Promoted to Temp Sgt
Fg Off G Hutchison 15 Jul 1940 Ceased to be attached on posting to HQ No 60 Group
Plt Off A Willson 19 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Station Defence duties
Plt Off A M Fletcher 29 Jul 1940 Promoted to Fg Off
LAC Field 31 Jul 1940 Discharged on being found medically unfit for Air Force service
Cpl Barham  1 Aug 1940 Promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 1 Jul 1940
LAC Stevenson 11 Aug 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 1 Jul 1940
LAC Darlow 11 Aug 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 1 Jul 1940
Cpl E B McColl 12 Aug 1940 Killed in an air raid at RAF Hawkinge
Fg Off A J Sayer 12 Aug 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 4 Jun 1940
Fg Off E Sankey 14 Aug 1940 Attached from A11 (1C), Air Ministry for Intelligence duties
LAC Griffiths 16 Aug 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl
LAC Parsons 21 Aug 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl
Plt Off R W Hemsley 23 Aug 1940 Relinquished command of RAF Yeadon
Act Flt Lt A J Sayer 23 Aug 1940 Assumed command of RAF Yeadon
Fg Off E Sankey 24 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached from A11 (1C), Air Ministry for Intelligence duties
Fg Off C M D Eales 25 Aug 1940 Attached from A1 (1k), Air Ministry for Intelligence duties
LAC Marshal 25 Sep 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl
Plt Off J P Eskdale  4 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for Equipment duties, wef 27 Sep 1940
Plt Off R A Sutherland  5 Oct 1940 Station Defence Officer, admitted to RAF Hospital, Halton
Flt Lt E J G Hill  5 Oct 1940 Attached for duty with No 4 Group CMO
Plt Off P Hancock  7 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for duty with MRFU
Plt Off R A Sutherland  7 Oct 1940 Station Defence Officer, discharged from RAF Hospital, Halton
Fg Off C M D Eales 12 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached and proceeded to RAF Thornaby
Plt Off A Willson 17 Oct 1940 Discharged from Seacroft Hospital, Leeds
Plt Off C H Kilpatrick 17 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for Station Defence duties
Plt Off G W Palmer 21 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for Station Defence duties
Cpl D P Holgate 22 Oct 1940 Promoted to Temp Sgt
Plt Off G Palgrave Brown 24 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for Station Defence duties
Plt Off C H Kilpatrick 25 Oct 1940 Attached to RAF Ronaldsway for Ground Defence course
Cpl S Baxter 29 Oct 1940 RAF Police, promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 1 Aug 1940
Fg Off F Connor  3 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 234 Sqn
APO H S Coley  5 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Stanmore for Accountant duties
Cpl L Carr  7 Nov 1940 Clerk/Accounts, promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 1 Jun 1940
Cpl J Howe  8 Nov 1940 Clerk/GD, promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 1 Oct 1940
Cpl Cardle 15 Nov 1940 ACH/GD, promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 1 Oct 1940
Fg Off A M Fletcher 21 Nov 1940 Accountant Officer, posted to RAF Grangemouth
Plt Off R A Sutherland 23 Nov 1940 Station Defence Officer, promoted to Fg Off, wef 3 Sep 1940
Plt Off C D Gillin 25 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from Grange-over-Sands for Equipment duties
Plt Off A Willson 30 Nov 1940 Admitted to RAF Officers' Hospital, Torquay
Fg Off S M Greig  1 Dec 1940 Equipment Officer, promoted to Flt Lt
ASO S Wiles  5 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ, No 12 Group for Codes and Cypher duties
ASO M M Bevan  5 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Coltishall for Codes and Cypher duties
Plt Off C D Gillin  5 Dec 1940 Equipment Officer, posted to RAF Church Fenton
Cpl F A E Phillips 10 Dec 1940 Promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 1 Nov 1940
Act Flt Lt A J Sayer 11 Dec 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 9 Sep 1940
APO H S Coley 11 Dec 1940 Accountant Officer, regraded as Plt Off, wef 11 Oct 1940
Fg Off R A Sutherland 12 Dec 1940 Station Defence Officer, posted to No 54 OTU, RAF Church Fenton
Fg Off H V Caunt 15 Dec 1940 Attached from RAF Catterick for Station Defence duties
Fg Off F W Ford 15 Dec 1940 Attached from RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey for Medical duties
Plt Off G W Palmer 16 Dec 1940 Detached to RAF Catterick for Station Defence duties
Plt Off J P Eskdale 20 Dec 1940 Equipment Officer, detached to RAF Wittering
Fg Off H Halson 21 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached on posting to RAF Yeadon
Fg Off F W Ford 24 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached from RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey for Medical duties
Plt Off C E Eden 26 Dec 1940 Attached from RAF Digby for Administrative duties
Fg Off F H P Connor 27 Dec 1940 Posted to No 59 OTU
Cpl J D Watt 27 Dec 1940 Metal Rigger, promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 1 Dec 1940
Fg Off P G D Hancock 28 Dec 1940 Posted to No 1 Air Armament School, RAF Manby
ASO G R Thornton 29 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from Codes and Cypher School for Codes and Cypher duties

Source - RAF Yeadon ORB

Unit Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Unit Date Notes
No 5 (West Riding) Company WAAF  4 Mar 1940 Disbanded
RAF W/T Fitting  2 Jun 1940 Transferred from Stapleford Abbott
No 4 Group Central Maintenance Organisation  6 Oct 1940 Formed at RAF Yeadon

Source - RAF Yeadon ORB

This page was last updated on 30/09/20

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