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No 19 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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Reformed at Duxford as a single flight on 1 April 1923, attached to No 2 Flying Training School, acting as an 'advanced' training element on single set fighters.

Organisational Movements: Apr - May 1923

Date Notes
 1 Apr 1923

Reformed at Duxford, attached to No 2 Flying Training School, acting as an 'advanced' training element on single set fighters.

 1 Apr 1923

Squadron equipped with Sopwith Snipes and Avro 504Ks

Snipe of No 19 Squadron

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

May 1923

 

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
None - in the process of forming RAF Duxford Inland Area/No 3 Group

Source - May 1923 Air Force List

July 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Sopwith Snipe RAF Duxford Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Edward A Sullock 16 Apr 1923 AFC

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

January 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Sopwith Snipe RAF Duxford Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt

Geoffrey A H Pidcock

15 Dec 1923 later AVM
Fg Off Reginald C B Brading 19 Nov 1923 DFC
Fg Off Sydney T B Cripps 19 Nov 1923 DFC
Fg Off Douglas P Hadow 14 Nov 1923 MC

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

May 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Sopwith Snipe RAF Duxford Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Theodore J West  1 Apr 1924 MC
Flt Lt

Geoffrey A H Pidcock

15 Dec 1923 later AVM
Fg Off Reginald C B Brading 19 Nov 1923 DFC
Fg Off Sydney T B Cripps 19 Nov 1923 DFC
Fg Off George H Stainforth 10 Apr 1924  

Source - May 1924 Air Force List

Brought up to full squadron strength on 1 June 1924.

January 1925

Source - January 1925 Air Force List

February 1925

Source - February 1925 Air Force List

March 1925

Source - March 1925 Air Force List

April 1925

Source - April 1925 Air Force List

May 1925

Source - May 1925 Air Force List

June 1925

Source - June 1925 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May 1924 - Jul 1925

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt T J West  1 Apr 1924 Assumed temporary command of No 19 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Phillip Babington 28 Jul 1924 Assumed command of No 19 Sqn

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

Organisational Movements: May 1924 - Jul 1925

Date Notes
 1 Jun 1924 Squadron brought up to full strength
30 Jun 1924

Ceased to be attached to No 2 Flying Training School when that unit moved from RAF Duxford

xx Dec 1924 Squadron re-equipped with Gloster Grebe IIs but retained a flight of Avro 504 Ks
Grebe of No 19 Squadron

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

July 1925

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Grebe II RAF Duxford Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Phillip Babington

26 Jul 1924 MC, AFC; later AM
Flt Lt Harry A Smith 18 May 1925 MC
Flt Lt Theodore J West  1 Apr 1924 MC
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Ulric C de Burgh 12 Sep 1924  
Fg Off George H Stainforth 10 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Charles V Leek 29 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Herbert V Kerckhove 27 Apr 1925 MC, killed in flying accident - 2 Jul 1925
Fg Off Edward G Whinny  1 May 1924  
Plt Off John E Clayton 15 Jun 1924  
Plt Off Phillips P Grey 30 Jun 1924  
Plt Off Francis F Wilkinson 15 Jun 1924  
Plt Off John A T Ryde 31 Jul 1924  

-

2 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Richard T Rich 11 Jun 1924  
Under Instruction
Plt Off Cyril R Cubitt 30 Jun 1924  
Plt Off Roy N T Cape 30 Jun 1924  
Plt Off Henry C B Jolleff 30 Jun 1924  
Plt Off Albert L Ottway 30 Jun 1924  
Plt Off George A Cruickshank  5 Jul 1924  

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1925 - Mar 1926

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Phillip Babington  1 Jul 1925 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Wg Cdr Phillip Babington 21 Jul 1925 Assumed command of RAF Duxford
Sqn Ldr

Hubert W G Jones

23 Jul 1925 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 19 Sqn

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

March 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Grebe II RAF Duxford Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Hubert W G Jones

23 Jul 1925 MC
Flt Lt Theodore J West  1 Apr 1924 MC
Flt Lt Cyril R Smythe 20 Jul 1925  
Fg Off George W Higgs 28 Jan 1926  
Fg Off Cyril Walter 16 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Eric A C Bushell 24 Aug 1925  
Fg Off Phillips P Grey 30 Dec 1924  
Fg Off John E Clayton 15 Dec 1924  
Plt Off Cyril R Cubitt 30 Jun 1924  
Plt Off Roy N T Gape 30 Jun 1924 Killed in a flying accident - 18 Aug 1926
Plt Off Clarence G Crowden 15 Jun 1925  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Richard T Rich 11 Jun 1924  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off Douglas Sender 21 Jan 1926  
Under Instruction
Plt Off Henry C B Jolleff 30 Jun 1924  
Plt Off Phillip R Barwell 28 Sep 1925  
Plt Off Frederick G Downing 28 Sep 1925  
Plt Off Geoffrey W Tuttle 28 Sep 1925 later AM

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Grebe II RAF Duxford ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Hubert W G Jones

23 Jul 1925 MC
Flt Lt Theodore J West  1 Apr 1924 MC
Flt Lt Francis H D Henwood 21 Jun 1926 DFC
Flt Lt Cyril R Smythe 20 Jul 1925  
Fg Off George W Higgs 28 Jan 1926  
Fg Off Cyril Walter 16 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Eric A C Bushell 24 Aug 1925  
Fg Off Phillips P Grey 30 Dec 1924  
Fg Off John E Clayton 15 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Henry C B Jolleff 30 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Cyril R Cubitt 30 Jun 1924  
Plt Off Clarence G Crowden 15 Jun 1925  
Plt Off Roy N T Gape 30 Jun 1924  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off James E Welman 30 Mar 1926  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off Douglas Sender 21 Jan 1926  
Under Instruction
Plt Off Phillip R Barwell 28 Sep 1925  
Plt Off Frederick G Downing 28 Sep 1925  
Plt Off Geoffrey W Tuttle 28 Sep 1925 later AM

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul - Dec 1926

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Roy N T Gape 18 Aug 1926 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

December 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Grebe II RAF Duxford ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Hubert W G Jones

23 Jul 1925 MC
Flt Lt Cyril R Smythe 20 Jul 1925  
Fg Off George W Higgs 28 Jan 1926 Armament Duties
Fg Off Phillips P Grey 30 Dec 1924  
Fg Off John E Clayton 15 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Henry C B Jolleff 30 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Cyril R Cubitt 30 Jun 1924 Pilotage (Navigation) Duties
Fg Off Clarence G Crowden 15 Jun 1925  
Plt Off William A Andrews 20 Sep 1926 MC
Plt Off John F Lawn 20 Sep 1926 DFC

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off James E Welman 30 Mar 1926  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off Douglas Sender 21 Jan 1926  
Under Instruction
Plt Off Phillip R Barwell 28 Sep 1925  
Plt Off Frederick G Downing 28 Sep 1925  
Plt Off Geoffrey W Tuttle 28 Sep 1925 later AM

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1926 - Jul 1927

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Clarence G Crowden 30 Nov 1926 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Grebe II RAF Duxford ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Hubert W G Jones

23 Jul 1925 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Maxwell H Coote 21 Feb 1927  
Flt Lt Frank H Gibbons 16 Mar 1927 DFC
Fg Off George W Higgs 28 Jan 1926  
Fg Off Phillips P Grey 30 Dec 1924  
Fg Off John E Clayton 15 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Henry C B Jolleff 30 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Cyril R Cubitt 30 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Geoffrey W Tuttle 28 Sep 1925 later AM
Fg Off Phillip R Barwell 28 Sep 1925  
Fg Off Frederick G Downing 28 Sep 1925  
Plt Off William A Andrews 20 Sep 1926  
Plt Off John F Lawn 20 Sep 1926  
Plt Off William N Blain 11 Dec 1926  
Plt Off Evan C Lewis 11 Dec 1926  
Plt Off Peter L A Berthon 11 Dec 1926  
Plt Off Roger P Teale 11 Dec 1926  

-

4 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1927 - Jul 1928

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Hubert W G Jones

 1 May 1928 Assumed temporary command of RAF Duxford
Flt Lt Maxwell H Coote  1 May 1928 Assumed temporary command of No 19 Sqn

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1927 - Jul 1928

Date Notes
 9 Jul 1927 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Annual Armament Practice Camp
23 Jul 1927 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp
 9 Mar 1928 Squadron received its first Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIA
Siskin IIIA of No 19 Squadron
 5 Apr 1928 Squadron completed its re-equipment with Siskins

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIA RAF Duxford ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Hubert W G Jones

23 Jul 1925 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Maxwell H Coote 21 Feb 1927  
Flt Lt George A F Bucknall 23 Jan 1928 Killed in a flying accident - 28 Feb 1929
Fg Off Phillips P Grey 30 Dec 1924  
Fg Off John E Clayton 15 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Cyril R Cubitt 30 Jun 1924 Pilotage ( Navigation) duties
Fg Off Vincent C Taylor 12 Mar 1928  
Fg Off Geoffrey W Tuttle 28 Sep 1925 later AM
Fg Off Phillip R Barwell 28 Sep 1925  
Fg Off Frederick G Downing 28 Sep 1925  
Plt Off William N Blain 11 Dec 1926 Armament duties
Plt Off Evan C Lewis 11 Dec 1926  
Plt Off Roger P Teale 11 Dec 1926  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul - Sep 192

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edwin C Emmett 10 Aug 1928 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 19 Sqn

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

Organisational Movements: Jul - Sep 1928

Date Notes
 9 Jul 1928 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Annual Armament Practice Camp
27 Jul 1928 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIA RAF Duxford ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Hubert W G Jones

23 Jul 1925 Officer Commanding, MC
Sqn Ldr Edwin C Emmett 10 Aug 1928 Officer Commanding (Designate), MC, DFC
Flt Lt Maxwell H Coote 21 Feb 1927  
Flt Lt George A F Bucknall 23 Jan 1928  
Fg Off John E Clayton 15 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Cyril R Cubitt 30 Jun 1924 Pilotage ( Navigation) duties
Fg Off Vincent C Taylor 12 Mar 1928  
Fg Off Geoffrey W Tuttle 28 Sep 1925 later AM
Fg Off Phillip R Barwell 28 Sep 1925  
Fg Off Frederick G Downing 28 Sep 1925  
Fg Off William N Blain 11 Dec 1926 Armament duties
Plt Off Evan C Lewis 11 Dec 1926  
Plt Off Roger P Teale 11 Dec 1926  

-

4 Airman Pilots

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Sep 1928 - Jul 1929

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edwin C Emmett 10 Aug 1928 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 19 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Hubert W G Jones

28 Aug 1928 Relinquished command of No 19 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Edwin C Emmett 28 Aug 1928 Assumed command of No 19 Sqn
Flt Lt Maxwell H Coote 28 Aug 1928 Assumed temporary command of No 19 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Edwin C Emmett 28 Aug 1928 Assumed temporary command of RAF Duxford
Flt Lt Maxwell H Coote 12 Dec 1928 Placed on the Retired List at his own request
Flt Lt George A F Bucknall 12 Dec 1928 Assumed temporary command of No 19 Sqn
Fg Off E G Cayley 20 Jan 1929 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt George A F Bucknall 11 Feb 1929 Relinquished temporary command of No 19 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Edwin C Emmett 11 Feb 1929 Relinquished temporary command of RAF Duxford
Flt Lt George A F Bucknall 28 Feb 1929 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off William J Crisham  5 Mar 1929 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Ernest G Banham  5 Mar 1929 Arrived on posting
Plt Off John H Lock  5 Mar 1929 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Ralph D Cotton  5 Mar 1929 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt Archibald J Rankin 15 Mar 1929 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt Norman Young 10 Apr 1929 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt Edward R Openshaw 11 Apr 1929 Arrived on posting
Fg Off J W Bayes 16 May 1929 Killed in a flying accident
Sqn Ldr Edwin C Emmett 12 Jun 1929 Relinquished command of No 19 Sqn on posting
Flt Lt Edward R Openshaw 12 Jun 1929 Assumed temporary command of No 19 Sqn

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

Organisational Movements: Sep 1928 - Jul 1929

Date Notes
17 Jun 1929 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Annual Armament Practice Camp
 5 Jul 1929 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIA RAF Duxford ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edwin C Emmett 10 Aug 1928 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC
Flt Lt Archibald J Rankin 15 Mar 1929 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Edward R Openshaw 11 Apr 1929  
Flt Lt Norman Young 10 Apr 1929  
Fg Off Walter J H Lindley 17 Oct 1928  
Fg Off Roger P Teale 11 Dec 1926 Signals duties killed in a flying accident - 8 Apr 1930
Fg Off Leslie V Bennett  1 Sep 1928  
Plt Off William J Crisham  5 Mar 1929 later AVM
Plt Off Ernest G Banham  5 Mar 1929
Plt Off John H Lock  5 Mar 1929  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Leonard H Slatter 31 Jul 1929 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 19 Sqn
Flt Lt Edward R Openshaw 31 Jul 1929 Relinquished temporary command of No 19 Sqn
Plt Off Alfred G Adnams  3 Sep 1929 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Plt Off William J Crisham 16 Sep 1929 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off Ernest G Banham 16 Sep 1929 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off John H Lock 16 Sep 1929 Promoted to Fg Off
Flt Lt John S L Adams 21 Oct 1929 Arrived on posting from Home Aircraft Depot, RAF Henlow
Sqn Ldr Leonard H Slatter 23 Oct 1929 Relinquished command of No 19 Sqn on posting to No 111 Sqn
Flt Lt Edward R Openshaw 23 Oct 1929 Assumed temporary command of No 19 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Charles R Keary  9 Dec 1929 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 19 Sqn
Flt Lt Edward R Openshaw  9 Dec 1929 Relinquished temporary command of No 19 Sqn
Plt Off Richard V McIntyre 14 Dec 1929 Arrived on posting from RAF College on being appointed to a Permanent Commission
Fg Off F G Downing 14 Dec 1929 Attached to No 19 Sqn whilst serving with the Meteorological Flight
Flt Lt Archibald J Rankin  3 Jan 1930 Posted to No 70 Sqn, Iraq
Sqn Ldr Charles R Keary 19 Jan 1930 Assumed temporary command of RAF Duxford
Flt Lt Edward R Openshaw 19 Jan 1930 Assumed temporary command of No 19 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Charles R Keary  8 Mar 1930 Resumed command of No 19 Sqn
Flt Lt Edward R Openshaw  8 Mar 1930 Relinquished temporary command of No 19 Sqn
Plt Off Alfred G Adnams 14 Mar 1930 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off Edward L Brackenbury  1 Apr 1930 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Flt Lt Norman Young  2 Apr 1930 Posted to RAF Lee-on-Solent to command No 441 Flight
Fg Off Roger P Teale  8 Apr 1930 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off Ralph D Cotton  8 May 1930 Posted to No 32 Sqn
Plt Off Kenneth A K MacEwen  8 May 1930 Arrived on posting from No 4 Sqn

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Date Notes
14 Dec 1929 The Meteorological Flight, RAF Duxford was attached to No 19 Sqn
20 Jun 1930 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Annual Armament Practice Camp
 4 Jul 1930 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIA RAF Duxford ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles R Keary  9 Dec 1929 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Edward R Openshaw 11 Apr 1929  
Flt Lt John S L Adams 21 Oct 1929  
Fg Off Walter J H Lindley 17 Oct 1928  
Fg Off Leslie V Bennett  1 Sep 1928  
Fg Off William J Crisham  5 Mar 1929 later AVM
Fg Off Ernest G Banham  5 Mar 1929
Fg Off John H Lock  5 Mar 1929  
Fg Off Alfred G Adnams  3 Sep 1929 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Kenneth A K MacEwen  8 May 1930  
Plt Off Edward L Brackenbury  1 Apr 1930  
Plt Off Richard V McIntyre 14 Dec 1929  

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5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

August 1930

Source - August 1930 Air Force List

September 1930

Source - September 1930 Air Force List

October 1930

Source - October 1930 Air Force List

November 1930

Source - November 1930 Air Force List

December 1930

Source - December 1930 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1920 - Jul 1931

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Kenneth A K MacEwen 25 Jul 1930 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off William M L MacDonald 29 Jul 1930 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Plt Off William J Crisham  5 Aug 1930 Posted to No 2 FTS for Flying Instructor duties
Fg Off Leslie V Bennett  5 Aug 1930 Posted to No 5 FTS for Flying Instructor duties
Plt Off Bernard N Matson  9 Sep 1930 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Plt Off J A S Hamilton  9 Sep 1930 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Flt Lt Henry  W Pearson-Rogers 12 Sep 1930 Arrived on posting from No 24 Sqn
Fg Off F G Downing 28 Sep 1930 Ceased to be attached to No 19 Sqn on transfer to RAFO
Plt Off Bruce W E R Bonsey  8 Oct 1930 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Fg Off W S C Adams 13 Oct 1930 Arrived on posting from No 4 Sqn
Plt Off Edward L Brackenbury 13 Oct 1930 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off William M L MacDonald 14 Oct 1930 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off J W B Pugh 15 Oct 1930 Attached from SHQ RAF Duxford whilst serving with the Meteorological Flight
Flt Lt Edward R Openshaw  5 Nov 1930 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Sqn Ldr Edward R Openshaw  7 Nov 1930 Posted to No 111 Sqn, RAF Hornchurch
Plt Off J A S Hamilton  2 Dec 1930 Admitted to Saffron Waldron Hospital following a flying accident
Fg Off Walter J H Lindley 12 Dec 1930 Posted to No 2 FTS for Flying Instructor duties
Fg Off Alfred G Adnams 12 Dec 1930 Posted to No 5 FTS for Flying Instructor duties
Plt Off J A S Hamilton 22 Dec 1930 Transferred from Saffron Waldron Hospital to RAF Hospital, Halton
Plt Off Lawrence G Belchem 20 Dec 1930 Arrived on posting from RAF College on being appointed to a Permanent Commission
Plt Off J A S Hamilton 19 Jan 1931 Posted to RAF Depot as Supernumerary, Non-effective, sick
Plt Off Richard V McIntyre 25 Feb 1931 Posted to No 447 Flight, Malta
Plt Off Bernard N Matson 13 Mar 1931 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off W S C Adams 27 Mar 1931 Posted to the Aircraft Depot, Iraq
Plt Off Alister W S Matheson 27 Mar 1931 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot
Plt Off Bruce W E R Bonsey  2 Apr 1931 Admitted to Chelmsford Hospital following a flying accident
Plt Off Bruce W E R Bonsey  5 Apr 1931 Transferred from Chelmsford Hospital to King Edward VII's Hospital, London
Plt Off James A S Brown  9 Apr 1931 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS, wef 7 Apr 1931
Fg Off John H Lock 20 Apr 1931 Reposted to No 19 Sqn on completion of Air Pilotage Course
Fg Off Hugh A J de S Barrow 27 Apr 1931 Arrived on posting from CFS, RAF Wittering
Plt Off Bruce W E R Bonsey  4 May 1931 Discharged from King Edward VII's Hospital, London
Fg Off Ernest G Banham  4 May 1931 Relinquished duties of Adjutant and proceeded to RAF Base Calshot for Air Pilotage Course
Fg Off Hugh A J de S Barrow 11 May 1931 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off Ernest G Banham 11 May 1931 Reposted to No 19 Sqn on completion of Air Pilotage Course
Flt Lt Edward C de V Lart 15 May 1931 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot
Fg Off Kenneth A K MacEwen 18 May 1931 Proceeded to CFS, RAF Wittering for Flying Instructors' Course
Sgt Plt Cleland 28 May 1931 Posted to No 29 Sqn on appointment to a Permanent Commission as Plt Off on Probation

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1930 - Jul 1931

Date Notes
15 Jun 1931 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Annual Armament Practice Camp
 3 Jul 1931 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIA RAF Duxford ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles R Keary  9 Dec 1929 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt John S L Adams 21 Oct 1929  
Flt Lt Edward C de V Lart 15 May 1931  
Flt Lt Henry  W Pearson-Rogers 12 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Hugh A J de S Barrow 27 Apr 1931  
Fg Off Ernest G Banham  5 Mar 1929
Fg Off John H Lock  5 Mar 1929 Adjutant
Fg Off Kenneth A K MacEwen  8 May 1930  
Fg Off Edward L Brackenbury  1 Apr 1930  
Fg Off William M L MacDonald 29 Jul 1930 later ACM
Fg Off Bernard N Matson  9 Sep 1930  
Plt Off Bruce W E R Bonsey  8 Oct 1930  
Plt Off James A S Brown  7 Apr 1931  
Plt Off Lawrence G Belchem 20 Dec 1930  
Plt Off Alister W S Matheson 27 Mar 1931  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1931 - Jan 1932

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Bruce W E R Bonsey  1 Jul 1931 Posted to the RAF Depot as Supernumerary, Non-effective, sick
Sqn Ldr

Alfred C Sanderson

13 Jul 1931 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 19 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Charles R Keary 25 Jul 1931 Relinquished command of No 19 Sqn on posting to Home Communication Sqn, RAF Hendon
Sqn Ldr

Alfred C Sanderson

25 Jul 1931 Assumed command of No 19 Sqn
Plt Off Bruce W E R Bonsey 29 Jul 1931 Reposted to the unit from RAF Depot on ceasing to be Supernumerary, Non-effective, sick
Flt Sgt E Cairncross  1 Aug 1931 Fitter AE, promoted to WO II and posted to No 4 Sqn
Fg Off Kenneth A K MacEwen  5 Aug 1931 Posted to RAF College, Cranwell on completion of Flying Instructors' Course
Plt Off J A S Hamilton  4 Sep 1931 Attached from RAF Depot as Supernumerary, Non-effective, sick
Plt Off Thomas H Burleigh  7 Sep 1931 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Plt Off Elliot Foster 26 Sep 1931 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Fg Off Edward L Brackenbury 24 Oct 1930 Posted to No 1 Armoured Car Company, Iraq
Plt Off Alister W S Matheson 28 Oct 1931 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off Ernest G Banham 16 Nov 1931 Posted to No 24 Sqn for Air Pilotage duties
Plt Off Geoffrey T Jarman 29 Dec 1930 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS, wef 20 Dec 1931

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1931 - Jan 1932

Date Notes
xx Sep 1931 Squadron re-equipped with Bristol Bulldogs

Bulldog IIA of No 19 Squadron

Bulldog II of No 19 Squadron (Commanding Officer's aircraft)

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

Nominal Roll of Officers and pilots: 1 Jan 1932

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Alfred C Sanderson

Officer Commanding, DFC; later AM
Fg Off Hugh A J de S Barrow Adjutant
Flt Lt Edward C de V Lart 'A' Flight Commander
Flt Lt John S L Adams 'B' Flight Commander
Flt Lt Henry  W Pearson-Rogers 'C' Flight Commander
Fg Off John H Lock 'A' Flight, Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Bruce W E R Bonsey 'A' Flight
Fg Off Thomas H Burleigh 'A' Flight
Sgt R Parr 'A' Flight
Fg Off William M L MacDonald 'B' Flight; later ACM
Fg Off Bernard N Matson 'B' Flight
Fg Off Alister W S Matheson 'B' Flight
Sgt J C Kay 'B' Flight
Sgt R B Bryan 'B' Flight
Sgt R E Drake 'B' Flight
Fg Off James A S Brown 'C' Flight
Plt Off Lawrence G Belchem 'C' Flight
Plt Off Geoffrey T Jarman 'C' Flight; later A/Cdre
Sgt

Charles G Lott

'C' Flight; later AVM
Sgt W J Rye 'C' Flight
Fg Off J B W Pugh Meteorological Flight, attached from SHQ
Sgt W Wallace Meteorological Flight, attached from SHQ

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1932

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off E E Noddings 24 Jan 1932 Arrived from No 1 Sqn and attached for duty with the Meteorological Flight
Fg Off Arthur W Vincent 29 Jan 1932 Arrived on posting from No 17 Sqn
Plt Off Reginald H Hobbs 27 Mar 1932 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS and allocated to 'C' Flight
Plt Off Dudley Scorgie 27 Mar 1932 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS and allocated to 'B' Flight
Fg Off Hugh A J de S Barrow  1 Jun 1932 Promoted to Flt Lt
Plt Off William M L MacDonald 13 Jun 1932 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Flt Lt Hugh A J de S Barrow 13 Jun 1932 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Fg Off G N Sharey 17 Jun 1932 Arrived on attachment from No 32 Sqn for duty with the Meteorological Flight
Fg Off J B W Pugh 18 Jun 1932 Relinquished duty with the Meteorological Flight on being transferred to RAFO

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1932

Date Notes
23 May 1932 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Annual Armament Practice Camp
11 Jun 1932 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Bulldog II/IIA RAF Duxford ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Alfred C Sanderson

17 Jul 1931 Officer Commanding, DFC; later AM
Flt Lt John S L Adams 21 Oct 1929  
Flt Lt Edward C de V Lart 15 May 1931  
Flt Lt Henry  W Pearson-Rogers 12 Sep 1930  
Flt Lt Hugh A J de S Barrow 27 Apr 1931  
Fg Off John H Lock  5 Mar 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off William M L MacDonald 29 Jul 1930 Adjutant; later ACM
Fg Off Bernard N Matson  9 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Arthur W Vincent 29 Jan 1932
Fg Off Alister W S Matheson 27 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Bruce W E R Bonsey  8 Oct 1930  
Fg Off James A S Brown  7 Apr 1931  
Fg Off Thomas H Burleigh  8 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Elliot Foster 26 Sep 1931  
Plt Off Lawrence G Belchem 20 Dec 1930  
Plt Off Geoffrey T Jarman 20 Dec 1930 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Reginald H Hobbs 27 Mar 1932  
Plt Off Dudley Scorgie 27 Mar 1932  

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Source - July 1932 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Hugh A J de S Barrow 11 Jul 1932 Posted to No 32 Sqn
Plt Off John R A Peel 23 Jul 1932 Arrived on posting from RAF College on being appointed to a Permanent Commission
Fg Off Geoffrey T Jarman  1 Oct 1932 Posted to No 47 Sqn, Khartoum
Flt Lt Edward C de V Lart 14 Dec 1932 Posted to RAF North Weald but remained attached to No 19 Sqn
Fg Off Lawrence G Belchem  2 Jan 1933 Proceeded to RAF Calshot for Flying Boat Pilots' Course
Plt Off E B C Davies xx Jan 1933 Arrived on posting from RAF College on being appointed to a Permanent Commission
Flt Lt Cecil S Ellison 16 Jan 1933 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'A' Flight, wef 31 Dec 1932
Flt Lt Edward C de V Lart 16 Jan 1933 Ceased to be attached and departed on posting to RAF North Weald
Fg Off Arthur W Vincent  8 Feb 1933 Posted to School of Army Co-operation, RAF Old Sarum
Fg Off Alister W S Matheson  8 Feb 1933 Posted to Air Armament School, RAF Eastchurch
Fg Off William M L MacDonald 13 Mar 1932 Relinquished duties of Adjutant on posting to CFS
Fg Off Thomas H Burleigh 13 Mar 1932 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Plt Off E B C Davies  4 May 1933 Posted to India
Sgt Plt C G Lott 10 Jul 1933 Appointed to a Permanent Commission

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Bulldog II/IIA RAF Duxford ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Alfred C Sanderson

17 Jul 1931 Officer Commanding, DFC; later AM
Flt Lt John S L Adams 21 Oct 1929  
Flt Lt Henry  W Pearson-Rogers 12 Sep 1930  
Flt Lt Cecil S Ellison 31 Dec 1932  
Fg Off William M L MacDonald 29 Jul 1930 later ACM
Fg Off Bernard N Matson  9 Sep 1930  
Fg Off James A S Brown  7 Apr 1931  
Fg Off Thomas H Burleigh  8 Sep 1931 Adjutant
Fg Off Elliot Foster 26 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Reginald H Hobbs 27 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Dudley Scorgie 27 Mar 1932  
Plt Off John R A Peel 23 Jul 1932  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II John Williams 18 Oct 1929  

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Source - July 1933 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1933 - Jan 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off George R Peacock 15 Jul 1933 Arrived on posting from RAF College on being appointed to a Permanent Commission
Plt Off Bernard N Matson  9 Aug 1933 Posted to RAF Henlow for Officers' Engineering Course
Plt Off John H Hill 25 Aug 1933 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
Plt Off Stephen F Godden 25 Aug 1933 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
Plt Off Reginald H Hobbs 19 Oct 1933 Reposted to the unit from sick leave following a flying accident in April

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1933 - Jan 1934

Date Notes
18 Sep 1933 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Annual Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Bulldog II/IIA RAF Duxford ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Alfred C Sanderson

17 Jul 1931 Officer Commanding, DFC; later AM
Flt Lt John S L Adams 21 Oct 1929  
Flt Lt Henry W Pearson-Rogers 12 Sep 1930  
Flt Lt

Harry Broadhurst

20 Nov 1933 later ACM
Fg Off George Burdick 17 Nov 1933  
Fg Off James A S Brown 31 May 1934  
Fg Off Thomas H Burleigh  8 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Elliot Foster 26 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Reginald H Hobbs 27 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Dudley Scorgie 27 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Stephen F Godden 26 Aug 1933  
Fg Off Stuart E MacKenzie 16 Sep 1933  
Plt Off John R A Peel 23 Jul 1932  
Plt Off John H Hill 21 Aug 1933  
Plt Off George R Peacock 15 Jul 1933  
Plt Off Donald E Turner 16 Sep 1933  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II John Williams 18 Oct 1929  

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Source - January 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John R Cassidy

 8 Feb 1934 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 19 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Alfred C Sanderson

 8 Fen 1934 Relinquished command of No 19 Sqn on posting to the Dept of the CAS

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Bulldog II/IIA RAF Duxford ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John R Cassidy

 8 Feb 1934 Officer Commanding, later AVM
Flt Lt

Harry Broadhurst

20 Nov 1933 later ACM
Flt Lt Henry W Pearson-Rogers 12 Sep 1930  
Flt Lt

Claude B R Pelly

26 Apr 1934 MC, later ACM
Fg Off George Burdick 17 Nov 1933  
Fg Off James A S Brown 31 May 1934  
Fg Off Thomas H Burleigh  8 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Elliot Foster 26 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Reginald H Hobbs 27 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Dudley Scorgie 27 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Stephen F Godden 26 Aug 1933  
Fg Off Stuart E MacKenzie 16 Sep 1933  
Plt Off John H Hill 21 Aug 193  
Plt Off George R Peacock 15 Jul 1933  
Plt Off Donald E Turner 16 Sep 1933  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II John Williams 18 Oct 1929  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Nominal Roll of Officers and pilots: 1 Jan 1935

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

John R Cassidy

Officer Commanding, later AVM
Flt Lt

Harry Broadhurst

Flight Commander, later ACM
Flt Lt Victor Croome Flight Commander
Flt Lt

Claude B R Pelly

Flight Commander, MC, later ACM
Fg Off Thomas H Burleigh  
Fg Off Stephen F Godden  
Fg Off James A S Brown  
Fg Off George Burdick  
Fg Off Elliot Foster  
Fg Off Reginald H Hobbs  
Sgt W J Rye  
Sgt A E Feather  
Sgt L Gregory  
Sgt J S W Bignal  
Sgt J S Graham  

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1935

Date Notes
25 Jan 1935 Squadron began re-equipment with Gloster Gauntlet Is
Gauntlet I of No 19 Squadron
11 Jun 1935 Squadron moved to RAF Henlow temporarily as RAF Duxford was to be used in connection with the Royal Review
20 Jul 1935 Squadron returned to RAF Duxford on completion of the Royal Review

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gauntlet I RAF Duxford ADGB/Fighting Area

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John R Cassidy

 8 Feb 1934 Officer Commanding, later AVM
Flt Lt

Harry Broadhurst

20 Nov 1933 later ACM
Flt Lt Victor Croome 28 Aug 1934  
Flt Lt

Claude B R Pelly

26 Apr 1934 MC, later ACM
Fg Off George Burdick 17 Nov 1933  
Fg Off Thomas H Burleigh  8 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Elliot Foster 26 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Reginald H Hobbs 27 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Stephen F Godden 26 Aug 1933  
Fg Off James R MacLachlan  4 Mar 1935  
Plt Off Brenus G Morris  4 Mar 1935  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1935 - Jan 1936

Date Notes
 9 Sep 1935 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Annual Armament Practice Camp
19 Sep 1935 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

Nominal Roll of Officers and pilots: 1 Jan 1936

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

John R Cassidy

Officer Commanding, later AVM
Flt Lt

Harry Broadhurst

Flight Commander, later ACM
Flt Lt Victor Croome Flight Commander
Flt Lt

Claude B R Pelly

Flight Commander, MC, later ACM
Fg Off Reginald H Hobbs Adjutant
Fg Off James R MacLachlan  
Plt Off Brenus G Morris  
Plt Off Duncan W Balden  
Sgt W J Rye  
Sgt A E Feather  
Sgt E J Johnson  
Sgt F W J Padden  

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J W Turton-Jones  4 Jan 1936 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 19 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

John R Cassidy

 6 Jan 1936 Relinquished command of No 19 Sqn on posting to Electrical and Wireless School
Sqn Ldr J W Turton-Jones  6 Jan 1936 Assumed command of No 19 Sqn

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1936

Date Notes
xx May 1936 The Squadron Badge was authorised by HM King Edward VIII*
No 19 Squadron badge

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

The Squadron Badge on this page is Crown Copyright and has been produced by Mary Denton on behalf of the RAF Heraldry Trust and is displayed on this page with the permission of the RAFHT.

Crown Copyright is reproduced with the permission of the Directorate of Intellectual Property Rights

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gauntlet I RAF Duxford ADGB/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J W Turton-Jones  4 Jan 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Harry Broadhurst

20 Nov 1933 later ACM
Flt Lt Victor Croome 28 Aug 1934  
Fg Off James R MacLachlan  4 Mar 1935  
Plt Off Brenus G Morris  4 Mar 1935 Adjutant
Plt Off Duncan W Balden  27 Jul 1935  
Plt Off A R Fane de Salis  2 Mar 1936  
Plt Off T N K Walker  2 Mar 1936  
Plt Off J R Pascoe-Webb  6 Mar 1936  
Plt Off R L Smith 22 Jan 1936  
Plt Off G A Corder 29 Feb 1936  
Plt Off J A Kent 29 Feb 1936  
Plt Off R J Ommanney  4 Mar 1936  

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3 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1936 - Jan 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Reginald H Hobbs  3 Mar 1936 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Fg Off Brenus G Morris  3 Mar 1936 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Flt Lt Victor Croome 20 Jul 1936 Transferred to No 66 Sqn to command on formation
Plt Off T N K Walker 20 Jul 1936 Transferred to No 66 Sqn to command on formation
Plt Off J R Pascoe-Webb 20 Jul 1936 Transferred to No 66 Sqn to command on formation
Flt Lt

Harry Broadhurst

13 Nov 1936 Posted to No 4 FTS, RAF Abu Sueir for duty as Chief Ground Instructor

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1936 - Jan 1937

Date Notes
20 Jul 1936  'B' Flight was detached to form the nucleus of No 66 Squadron
24 Aug 1936 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Annual Armament Practice Camp
25 Aug 1936 Squadron re-organised on a two-flight basis due to shortage of Fitters and Riggers
11 Sep 1936 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

August 1936

Source - August 1936 Air Force List

Nominal Roll of Officers and pilots: 1 Jan 1937

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr J W Turton-Jones Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt James R MacLachlan Flight Commander, later ACM
Fg Off A R Fane de Salis  
Fg Off Brenus G Morris Adjutant
Plt Off Duncan W Balden  
Plt Off J A G Gordon  
Plt Off J A Kent  
Plt Off W M Penmen  
APO C R D Stewart  
APO A J Banham  
APO N G C Heath  
APO D Genders  
APO J E Schoular  
APO P H R R Terry  
Sgt A R Aggett  
Sgt J H Coleman  
Sgt G C Unwin  
Sgt H Steere  

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Duncan W Balden  6 Feb 1937 Posted to No 800 Sqn, HMS Courageous
Fg Off Brenus G Morris 12 Feb 1937 Relinquished duties of Adjutant on posting to No 605 Sqn
Plt Off C R D Stewart 12 Feb 1937 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Plt Off N G C Heath 15 Feb 1937 Posted to No 73 Sqn
Plt Off J E Schoular 15 Feb 1937 Posted to No 73 Sqn
Plt Off P H R R Terry 15 Feb 1937 Posted to No 73 Sqn
Sgt A R Aggett 15 Feb 1937 Posted to No 73 Sqn
Flt Lt James R MacLachlan 22 Mar 1937 Posted to No 213 Sqn
APO E H Thomas 24 May 1937 Arrived on posting from No 6 FTS
Plt Off W M Penmen 29 Jun 1937 Attached to RAF Calshot pending posting to FAA
Plt Off C R D Stewart 29 Jun 1937 Posted to HQ, No 12 Group as PA toAOC
Plt Off A J Banham 29 Jun 1937 Assumed duties of Adjutant

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1937

Date Notes
 3 May 1937 Squadron proceeded to No 3 ATC, RAF Sutton Bridge for Annual Armament Practice Camp
22 May 1937 Squadron returned from No 3 ATC, RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp
x Sep 1936 Squadron began receiving with Gloster Gauntlet IIs
Gauntlet II

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gauntlet I

Gloster Gauntlet II

RAF Duxford Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J W Turton-Jones  4 Jan 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt A R Fane de Salis  2 Mar 1936  
Plt Off J A Kent 29 Feb 1936  
Plt Off W M Penman 31 Aug 1936  
Plt Off C R D Stewart 10 Aug 1936  
Plt Off A J Banham 24 Aug 1936  
Plt Off D Genders 11 Oct 1936 Adjutant
APO J A G Gordon 25 Oct 1936  
APO E H Thomas 22 May 1937  

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5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1937 - Jan 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off W G Clouston 30 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting from No 7 FTS
Plt Off T G Pace 30 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting from No 7 FTS
Plt Off L C Withall  6 Sep 1937 Arrived on posting on completion of flying training
Plt Off James B Coward  6 Sep 1937 Arrived on posting on completion of flying training
Plt Off M C F Mee  5 Nov 1937 Arrived on posting on completion of flying training
APO A I Robinson  5 Nov 1937 Arrived on posting on completion of flying training
Flt Sgt G A Coote 18 Nov 1937 ACH, posted to No 615 Sqn
APO G L Sinclair  6 Dec 1937 Arrived on posting on completion of flying training
Sqn Ldr

Henry I Cozens

21 Dec 1937 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 19 Sqn

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

Nominal Roll of Officers and pilots: 1 Jan 1938

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Henry I Cozens

Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt A R Fane de Salis  
Fg Off J A G Gordon  
Fg Off A J Banham  
Plt Off D Genders  
Plt Off M C F Mee  
Plt Off E H Thomas  
Plt Off W G Clouston  
Plt Off T G Pace  
Plt Off L C Withall  
APO R B Pearson  
APO

James B Coward

later A/Cdre
APO A I Robinson  
APO G L Sinclair  
Sgt J H Coleman  
Sgt G C Unwin  
Sgt H Steere  
Sgt J A Potter  
Sgt P S Gunning  
Sgt Andrews  

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J W Turton-Jones  2 Jan 1938 Relinquished command of No 19 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Henry I Cozens

 2 Jan 1938 Assumed command of No 19 Sqn
Flt Lt A R Fane de Salis 16 Jan 1938 Posted to RAF Eastchurch
APO G E Ball 19 Feb 1938 Arrived on posting from No 7 FTS
APO R B Pearson  8 Mar 1938 Transferred to RAFO after 1 year's training
APO B G Piddocke 20 Jun 1938 Arrived on posting from No 8 FTS

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1938

Date Notes
23 May 1938 Squadron proceeded to No 3 ATC, RAF Sutton Bridge for Annual Armament Practice Camp
18 Jun 1938 Squadron returned from No 3 ATC, RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gauntlet I

Gloster Gauntlet II

RAF Duxford Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Henry I Cozens

18 Dec 1937 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Fg Off J A G Gordon 25 Oct 1936 'A' Flight Commander
Fg Off A J Banham 24 Aug 1936 'B' Flight Commander
Plt Off M C F Mee 5 Nov 1937  
Plt Off A I Robinson 23 Oct 937  
Plt Off D Genders 11 Oct 1936  
Plt Off E H Thomas 22 May 1937  
Plt Off W G Clouston 30 Jun 1937 Adjutant
Plt Off T G Pace 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off L C Withall  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off James B Coward  4 Sep 1937 later A/Cdre
Plt Off G L Sinclair 27 Nov 1937  

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Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off D Genders 26 Jul 1938 Posted to CFS, RAF Upavon
Fg Off A J Banham 26 Jul 1938 Relinquished duties of Adjutant on assuming command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off W G Clouston 26 Jul 1938 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Plt Off G W Petrie 12 Aug 1938 Arrived on posting from RAF College, wef 30 Jul 1938
Plt Off M C F Mee 15 Aug 1938 Posted to RAF Digby
Sgt Plt Jones 23 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Plt Off D V S Evans 27 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from No 9 FTS
Plt Off F N Brinsden  8 Oct 1938 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Sgt Plt Jones 26 Oct 1938 Posted to CFS, RAF Upavon
APO R Marples 31 Oct 1938 RAFO, arrived on posting from No 8 FTS
Plt Off A J L Llewellin  8 Nov 1938 Arrived on posting from No 1 AACU, RAF Farnborough

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

Organisational Movements:  Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
4 Aug 1938 Squadron received its first Supermarine Spitfire I, the first RAF squadron to receive the type
Spitfire I of No 19 Squadron (early production example)
xx Oct 1938 Squadron adopted the code letters WZ
19 Dec 1938 Squadron completed re-equipment with Spitfires

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Supermarine Spitfire I

RAF Duxford Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Henry I Cozens

18 Dec 1937 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt J A G Gordon 25 Oct 1936 'A' Flight Commander
Fg Off A J Banham 24 Aug 1936 'B' Flight Commander
Plt Off E H Thomas 22 May 1937  
Plt Off W G Clouston 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off T G Pace 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off L C Withall  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off James B Coward  4 Sep 1937 later A/Cdre
Plt Off A I Robinson 23 Oct 937  
Plt Off G L Sinclair 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off G E Ball 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off G W Petrie 30 Jul 1938  
Plt Off B G Piddocke  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off F N Brinsden  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off A J L Llewellin  7 Nov 1938  
Plt Off D V S Evans 17 Sep 1939  
APO R Marples 29 Oct 1938  
APO J A Bennett 11 Nov 1938  

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5 Airman Pilots: -

Sgt J H Coleman 11 Nov 1938  
Sgt G C Unwin 11 Nov 1938  
Sgt H Steere 11 Nov 1938  
Sgt J A Potter 11 Nov 1938  
Sgt P S Gunning 11 Nov 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Act Flt Lt Hall 14 Jan 1939 Attached for temporary duty
Act Flt Lt Hall 21 Jan 1939 Ceased to be attached for temporary duty
Act Flt Lt J A G Gordon 23 Jan 1939 Promoted to Flt Lt
Plt Off A I Robinson  6 Feb 1939 Proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Air Firing Instructors' Course
Plt Off L A Scott 13 Feb 1939 Proceeded to RAF Manston for Parachute Course
Plt Off T G Pace 17 Feb 1939 Posted to RAF Turnhouse
Plt Off L A Scott 18 Feb 1939 Returned from RAF Manston on completion of Parachute Course
Plt Off A I Robinson 24 Feb 1939 Returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Air Firing Instructors' Course
Fg Off A J Banham  2 Mar 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Plt Off W G Clouston 11 Mar 1939 Proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Air Firing Instructors' Course
Plt Off W G Clouston 18 Mar 1939 Returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Air Firing Instructors' Course
Plt Off G C Matheson 20 Mar 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Catterick
Plt Off B G Piddocke 20 Mar 1939 Posted to RAF Catterick
Plt Off W G Clouston 20 Mar 1939 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off F N Brinsden 20 Mar 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Plt Off W G Clouston 28 Mar 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off E H Thomas 10 Apr 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off L C Withall 12 Apr 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off A J L Llewellin 13 Apr 1939 Attached to No 1 RAF Depot for Anti-Gas Course
       
       
       
     
       
       
       
       
       
     
       
Plt Off D Genders 26 Jul 1938 Posted to CFS, RAF Upavon
Plt Off G W Petrie 12 Aug 1938 Arrived on posting from RAF College, wef 30 Jul 1938
Plt Off M C F Mee 15 Aug 1938 Posted to RAF Digby
Sgt Plt Jones 23 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Plt Off D V S Evans 27 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from No 9 FTS
APO R Marples 31 Oct 1938 RAFO, arrived on posting from No 8 FTS
APO J A Bennett 11 Nov 1938  
Sqn Ldr

Henry I Cozens

 2 Jan 1938 Assumed command of No 19 Sqn
Flt Lt A R Fane de Salis 16 Jan 1938 Posted to RAF Eastchurch
APO G E Ball 19 Feb 1938 Arrived on posting from No 7 FTS
APO R B Pearson  8 Mar 1938 Transferred to RAFO after 1 year's training
    20 Jun 1938  
Plt Off James B Coward  6 Sep 1937 Arrived on posting on completion of flying training
Flt Sgt G A Coote 18 Nov 1937 ACH, posted to No 615 Sqn
APO G L Sinclair  6 Dec 1937 Arrived on posting on completion of flying training
Sqn Ldr

Henry I Cozens

21 Dec 1937 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 19 Sqn
Flt Lt Reginald H Hobbs  3 Mar 1936  

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

Organisational Movements:  Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
4 Aug 1938 Squadron received its first Supermarine Spitfire I, the first RAF squadron to receive the type
 
19 Dec 1938 Squadron completed re-equipment with Spitfires
23 May 1938 Squadron proceeded to No 3 ATC, RAF Sutton Bridge for Annual Armament Practice Camp
18 Jun 1938 Squadron returned from No 3 ATC, RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp
   
   
   
11 Jun 1935 Squadron moved to RAF Henlow temporarily as RAF Duxford was to be used in connection with the Royal Review
20 Jul 1935 Squadron returned to RAF Duxford on completion of the Royal Review
14 Dec 1929 The Meteorological Flight, RAF Duxford was attached to No 19 Sqn
 5 Apr 1928 Squadron completed its re-equipment with Siskins
 1 Jun 1924 Squadron brought up to full strength
30 Jun 1924

Ceased to be attached to No 2 Flying Training School when that unit moved from RAF Duxford

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Supermarine Spitfire I

RAF Duxford Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Henry I Cozens

18 Dec 1937 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt J A G Gordon 25 Oct 1936  
Fg Off A J Banham 24 Aug 1936  
Fg Off W G Clouston 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off E H Thomas 22 May 1937  
Plt Off T G Pace 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off L C Withall  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off James B Coward  4 Sep 1937 later A/Cdre
Plt Off A I Robinson 23 Oct 937  
Plt Off G L Sinclair 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off G E Ball 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off G W Petrie 30 Jul 1938  
Plt Off B G Piddocke  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off F N Brinsden  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off A J L Llewellin  7 Nov 1938  
Plt Off D V S Evans 17 Sep 1939  
APO L A Scott 17 Dec 1938  
APO J A Bennett 11 Nov 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Act Flt Lt Hall 14 Jan 1939 Attached for temporary duty
Act Flt Lt Hall 21 Jan 1939 Ceased to be attached for temporary duty
Act Flt Lt J A G Gordon 23 Jan 1939 Promoted to Flt Lt
Plt Off A I Robinson  6 Feb 1939 Proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Air Firing Instructors' Course
Plt Off L A Scott 13 Feb 1939 Proceeded to RAF Manston for Parachute Course
Plt Off T G Pace 17 Feb 1939 Posted to RAF Turnhouse
Plt Off L A Scott 18 Feb 1939 Returned from RAF Manston on completion of Parachute Course
Plt Off A I Robinson 24 Feb 1939 Returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Air Firing Instructors' Course
Fg Off A J Banham  2 Mar 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Plt Off W G Clouston 11 Mar 1939 Proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Air Firing Instructors' Course
Plt Off W G Clouston 18 Mar 1939 Returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Air Firing Instructors' Course
Plt Off G C Matheson 20 Mar 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Catterick
Plt Off B G Piddocke 20 Mar 1939 Posted to RAF Catterick
Plt Off W G Clouston 20 Mar 1939 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off F N Brinsden 20 Mar 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Plt Off W G Clouston 28 Mar 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off E H Thomas 10 Apr 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off L C Withall 12 Apr 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off A J L Llewellin 13 Apr 1939 Attached to No 1 RAF Depot for Anti-Gas Course
Fg Off E H Thomas 24 Apr 1939 Posted to RAF College, Cranwell

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Supermarine Spitfire I

RAF Duxford Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Henry I Cozens

18 Dec 1937 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt J A G Gordon 25 Oct 1936  
Act Flt Lt A J Banham 24 Aug 1936  
Fg Off W G Clouston 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off E H Thomas 22 May 1937  
Plt Off L C Withall  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off James B Coward  4 Sep 1937 later A/Cdre
Plt Off A I Robinson 23 Oct 937  
Plt Off G L Sinclair 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off G E Ball 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off G W Petrie 30 Jul 1938  
Plt Off F N Brinsden  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off A J L Llewellin  7 Nov 1938  
Plt Off D V S Evans 17 Sep 1939  
Plt Off G C Matheson 20 Mar 1939  
APO L A Scott 17 Dec 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO J A Bennett 11 Nov 1937  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May - Sep 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off R Marples  8 May 1939 Reposted to No 19 Sqn for Flying duties
Plt Off D V S Evans 17 May 1939 Posted to Middle East Command (No 112 Sqn)
Plt Off L A Scott 17 May 1939 Posted to Middle East Command (No 112 Sqn)
Plt Off J B Sanderson 17 May 1939 Posted to Middle East Command (No 112 Sqn)
Flt Lt J A G Gordon 30 May 1939 Posted to RAF Manston for Navigation Course
Fg Off L C Withall 30 May 1939 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off James B Coward 12 Jun 1939 Transferred to 'A' Flight
Plt Off A J L Llewellin 12 Jun 1939 Transferred to 'A' Flight
Plt Off Vincent 13 Jun 1939 RAFVR, ceased to be attached and proceeded to RAF Upwood
Plt Off James B Coward 16 Jun 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off A I Robinson 21 Jun 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off R Marples 16 Jul 1939 Returned from RAF Manston on completion of Parachute Course
Plt Off T G Pace 18 Jul 1939 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'B' Flight
Plt Off Price 22 Jul 1939 Ceased to be attached
Plt Off M D Lyne 14 Aug 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF College on appointment to a Permanent Commission, wef 29 Jul 1939

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

Nominal Roll of Officers and pilots: 3 Sep 1939

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Henry I Cozens

Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Plt Off F N Brinsden Adjutant
Flt Lt L C Withall 'A' Flight Commander
Flt Lt A J Banham 'B' Flight Commander
Fg Off W G Clouston  
Fg Off T G Pace  
Fg Off

James B Coward

later A/Cdre
Fg Off A I Robinson  
Fg Off G C Matheson  
Plt Off G L Sinclair  
Plt Off G E Ball  
Plt Off A J A Llewellin  
Plt Off G W Petre  
Plt Off L Marples  
Plt Off

Michael D Lyne

later AVM
Plt Off L A Haines  
Plt Off J H Bowring  
Flt Sgt H Steere  
Sgt J H Coleman  
Sgt G C Unwin  
Sgt J A Potter  
Sgt P S Gunning  
Sgt T Boyd  
Sgt A E A Bruce RAFVR

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

Personnel Movements: Sep - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sgt B I J Jennings  4 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Cranwell for flying duties
APO P V Watson  5 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Manby for flying duties
Plt Off L Marples  8 Sep 1939 Posted to No 610 Sqn, Hooton Park
Plt Off A J A Llewellin  9 Sep 1939 Posted to No 29 Sqn, Debden
Sgt T Boyd 10 Sep 1939 Posted to No 213 Sqn, Wittering
Flt Lt B J E Lane 10 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from No 213 Sqn, Wittering
Plt Off J H Bowring 12 Sep 1939 Posted to No 610 Sqn, Hooton Park
Sgt J A Potter 17 Sep 1939 Posted to No 611 Sqn
Flt Lt A J Banham 17 Sep 1939 Posted to No 611 Sqn
Fg Off G Bliss 27 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from HQ Fighter Command
Act Flt Lt L C Withall 30 Sep 1939 Posted to No 126 Sqn as Flight Commander
Fg Off W G Clouston  1 Oct 1939 Promoted to Flt Lt to command 'B' Flight
Fg Off G Bliss  2 Oct 1939 Assumes duties of Adjutant
Plt Off F N Brinsden  2 Oct 1939 Relinquished duties as Adjutant and joined 'A' Flight for flying duties
APO P V Watson  5 Oct 1939 Admitted to Littleport Hospital with appendix problems
Plt Off H A Trenchard 20 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 2 Ferry Pilot Pool
Fg Off

James B Coward

 4 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt and posted to No 266 Sqn as Flight Commander
Fg Off G L Sinclair DFC  8 Nov 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off G Bliss 20 Nov 1939 Attached to AHQ Duxford for special duties
Plt Off F N Brinsden 20 Nov 1939 Resumed duties as Adjutant
Plt Off G W Petre 22 Nov 1939 Attended Link Trainers Instructors' Course
Plt Off

Michael D Lyne

22 Nov 1939 Attended Link Trainers Instructors' Course
Plt Off G W Petre 25 Nov 1939 Returned from Link Trainers Instructors' Course
Plt Off

Michael D Lyne

25 Nov 1939 Returned from Link Trainers Instructors' Course
APO P V Watson  6 Dec 1939 Returned from hospital and sick leave
Plt Off G E Ball 11 Dec 1939 Posted to temporary duty as Liaison Officer on convoys
Plt Off H C Barker 15 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 12 Group Pool, Aston Down
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey D Stephenson 20 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from Air Ministry, prior to assuming command; later A/Cdre

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

Organisational Movements:  Sep - Dec 1939

Date Notes
xx Sep 1939 Squadron codes changed from WZ to QV

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Henry I Cozens

 1 Jan 1940 Promoted to Wg Cdr and posted to Air Ministry
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey D Stephenson  1 Jan 1940 Assumed command of squadron
Plt Off H Nichols 24 Jan 1940 Posted as Adjutant vice Plt Off Brinsden
Plt Off G W Petre 30 Jan 1940 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off G C Matheson 1 Feb 1940 Posted to No 1 Photographic Development Flight, Heston
Fg Off D R S Bader  7 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting from refresher course, CFS
Fg Off G C Matheson  8 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 Photographic Development Flight, Heston
Plt Off H A Trenchard 29 Feb 1940 Killed in night flying accident
Fg Off A I Robinson  6 Mar 1940 Admitted to hospital with severe appendicitis
Plt Off F N Brinsden 27 Mar 1940 Promoted to Fg Off
Sgt J H Coleman  1 Apr 1940 Appointed to commission as Plt Off
Sgt P S Gunning  1 Apr 1940 Appointed to commission as Plt Off
Plt Off Lawson 15 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from No 46 Sqn
Plt Off Walsh 16 Apr 1940 Attached from Sutton Bridge
Fg Off D R S Bader 16 Apr 1940 Posted to No 222 Sqn as Flight Commander
Plt Off J H Coleman 22 Apr 1940 Posted to No 21 Sqn
Plt Off P S Gunning 22 Apr 1940 Posted to No 266 Sqn
Fg Off A I Robinson 26 Apr 1940 Returned from hospital and sick leave
Fg Off T G Pace 26 Apr 1940 Posted to No 85 Sqn
Plt Off Walsh 26 Apr 1940 Returned to Sutton Bridge
Fg Off A I Robinson 17 May 1940 Promoted Flt Lt and posted to No 222 Sqn as Flight Commander
Plt Off Sutherland xx May 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Burgoyne xx May 1940 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey D Stephenson 26 May 1940 Failed to return from operations
Plt Off P V Watson 26 May 1940 Failed to return from operations
Sgt Irwin 26 May 1940 Failed to return from operations
Sqn Ldr Pinkham 31 May 1940 Arrived on posting from Sutton Bridge as Commanding Officer
Sub Lt Blake  1 Jul 1940 RN, arrived on posting from 7 OTU
Sgt O'Donnell  1 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from 7 OTU
Fg Off G L Sinclair DFC  3 Jul 1940 Returned from sick leave
Plt Off Haines  5 Jul 1940 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off G L Sinclair DFC 10 Jul 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt and posted to No 310 Sqn as Flight Commander
Sgt Birch 13 Jul 1940 Killed in flying accident
Plt Off Sutherland 30 Jul 1940 Posted to AFDU for course
Fg Off Parrott 31 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from Aston Down
Plt Off Sutherland  4 Aug 1940 Killed whilst flying as a passenger in a Blenheim of the AFDU
Fg Off Thomas 18 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Cranwell
Flt Sgt Sydney 18 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Sutton Bridge
Fg Off Thomas 24 Aug 1940 Posted to No 266 Sqn
Flt Sgt Sydney 24 Aug 1940 Posted to No 266 Sqn
Plt Off Dolezal 24 Aug 1940 Attached from No 310 Sqn
Plt Off Hradil 24 Aug 1940 Attached from No 310 Sqn
Sgt Plzack 24 Aug 1940 Attached from No 310 Sqn
Sgt Marek 24 Aug 1940 Attached from No 310 Sqn
Plt Off Aeberhardt 31 Aug 1940 Killed whilst attempting land a damaged machine
Fg Off Forshaw  2 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Johnstone  2 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Ward  2 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Forshaw  5 Sep 1940 Posted to No 611 Sqn
Plt Off Johnstone  5 Sep 1940 Posted to No 611 Sqn
Sgt Ward  5 Sep 1940 Posted to No 611 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Pinkham  5 Sep 1940 killed in action
Flt Lt B J E Lane  5 Sep 1940 Promoted to Sqn Ldr and assumed command of No 19 Sqn
Fg Off Lawson  5 Sep 1940 Promoted Flt Lt to command 'A' Flight
Plt Off Jones 12 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Charnock 12 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Lloyd 12 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Potter 15 Sep 1940 Missing in action, later reported POW
Sgt Fulford 25 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Macgregor 25 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Scott 25 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Boswell 25 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Burgoyne 27 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off Parrott 14 Oct 1940 Posted to Gravesend
Sgt Lloyd 14 Oct 1940 Posted to Biggin Hill
Sub Lt Blake 29 Oct 1940 RN, killed in action
Sgt H A C Roden 15 Nov 1940 Injured whilst attempting a forced landing, died the following day
Flt Sgt H Steere  8 Dec 1940 Posted to CFS
Plt Off P G B Davies 12 Dec 1940 Promoted Flt Lt and to No 310 Sqn as Flight Commander
Plt Off Stevens 24 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 242 Sqn
Sgt Ivey 24 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 242 Sqn
Flt Sgt Unwin 26 Dec 1940 Promoted to WO
Sgt Boswell 28 Dec 1940 Admitted to hospital following a motor accident
Sgt O'Brennan 28 Dec 1940 Admitted to hospital following a motor accident

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

Organisational Movements:  Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
17 Apr 1940 Squadron moved to RAF Horsham St Faith
16 May 1940 Squadron returned to RAF Duxford
25 May 1940 Squadron moved to RAF Hornchurch
 6 Jun 1940 Squadron returned to RAF Duxford
xx Jun 1940 Squadron received some cannon armed Spitfire IBs
Spitfire Ib of No 19 Squadron
25 Jun 1940 Squadron moved to the satellite airfield at Fowlmere
 3 Jul 1940 Squadron returned to RAF Duxford
24 Jul 1940 'B' Flight moved to RAF Coltishall
25 Jul 1940 'A' Flight moved to Fowlmere
30 Jul 1940 Squadron moved to RAF Martlesham Heath and then to Fowlmere
31 Jul 1940 'B' Flight moved to RAF Coltishall
 4 Sep 1940 Squadron disposed of Spitfire IBs
25 Sep 1940 Squadron received Spitfire IIs
Spitfire IIA
 1 Nov 1940 Squadron moved to RAF Duxford

Source - No 19 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/252)

 

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