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No 36 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations (including Coastal Defence Torpedo Flight)


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Personnel Movements: Jul - Sep 1928

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Athol W Mylne

 2 Jul 1928 Arrived on posting and assumed command of Coastal Defence Torpedo Flight
Hon Flt Lt Francis P Smythies  2 Jul 1928 Arrived on posting
Fg Off George V T Thompson  2 Jul 1928 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr

Athol W Mylne

28 Aug 1928 Assumed command of RAF Dinibristle

Source - No 36 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/383)

Organisational Movements: Jul - Sep 1928

Date Notes
 7 Jul 1928 Formed at RAF Donibristle without any aircraft
 7 Aug 1928 Three Hawker Horsley aircraft were collected from RAF Henlow
Horsley of No 36 Squadron

Source - No 36 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/383)

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Horsley RAF Donibristle Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Athol W Mylne

 2 Jul 1928 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Hon Flt Lt Francis P Smythies  2 Jul 1928  
Fg Off George V T Thompson  2 Jul 1928 Armament duties

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Sep 1928 - Jul 1929

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Athol W Mylne

 2 Jul 1928 Arrived on posting and assumed command of Coastal Defence Torpedo Flight
Hon Flt Lt Francis P Smythies  2 Jul 1928 Arrived on posting
Fg Off George V T Thompson  2 Jul 1928 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr

Athol W Mylne

28 Aug 1928 Assumed command of RAF Donibristle
Flt Lt Alexander H J Howlett  1 Oct 1928 Arrived on posting, wef 6 Sep 1928
Plt Off Kenneth F T Pickles 28 Dec 1928 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Charles V J Pratt  8 Jan 1929 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Arthur M D Howes 10 Jan 1929 Arrived on posting
Fg Off William L Bateman 18 Jan 1929 Arrived on posting
Lt (RN) Martineau 22 Jan 1929 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Duncan S E Vines 23 Jan 1929 Arrived on posting
Lt (RN) Martineau 11 Apr 1929 Posted to HMS Eagle

Source - No 36 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/383)

Organisational Movements: Sep 1928 - Jul 1929

Date Notes
9 Oct 1928

Coastal Defence Torpedo Flight redesignated No 36 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron.

 1 Jan 1929 Squadron received one Blackburn Dart for laying smoke-screens
Blackburn Dart

Source - No 36 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/383)

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Horsley RAF Donibristle Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Athol W Mylne

 2 Jul 1928 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Alexander H J Howlett  6 Sep 1928  
Flt Lt Francis P Smythies  2 Jul 1928  
Fg Off George V T Thompson  2 Jul 1928 Armament duties
Fg Off Duncan S E Vines 23 Jan 1929  
Fg Off William L Bateman 19 Jan 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Arthur M D Howes 19 Jan 1929  
Plt Off Kenneth F T Pickles 28 Dec 1928  
Plt Off Charles V J Pratt  8 Jan 1929  

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0 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Bennet 15 Aug 1929 Arrived on posting
AC2 R H Wilson 28 Oct 1929 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off Kenneth W Niblett 25 Nov 1929 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Ian B Newbigging 25 Nov 1929 Arrived on posting
Plt Off James R Ayling 10 Dec 1929 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Bennet 10 Dec 1929 Posted to No 2 Sqn
Plt Off James R Ayling 29 Dec 1929 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off Sidney A Davis 22 Jan 1930 Arrived on posting, wef 16 Dec 1929
Plt Off Charles V J Pratt 28 Jan 1930 Promoted to Fg Off
Flt Lt Arthur E Beilby  7 Feb 1930 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Eric G Sharp 10 Feb 1930 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt R Burne  4 Mar 1930 Arrived on posting from RAF Base Gosport
Sgt Plt J Hart  4 Mar 1930 Arrived on posting from RAF Base Gosport
Sgt Plt T H Farnsworth  4 Mar 1930 Arrived on posting from RAF Base Gosport
Sgt Plt A E Clift  4 Mar 1930 Arrived on posting from RAF Base Gosport
Sgt Plt G F Lincoln  4 Mar 1930 Arrived on posting from RAF Base Gosport
Sgt Plt W C Dominy  4 Mar 1930 Arrived on posting from RAF Base Gosport
Flt Lt William N Plenderleith 10 Mar 1930 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Kenneth W Niblett  1 Apr 1930 Returned having completed the Air Pilotage Course at RAF Gosport
Plt Off Ian B Newbigging  4 Apr 1930 Returned having completed the Signals Course at RAF Cranwell
Flt Lt Francis P Smythies  8 Apr 1930 Appointed to a Permanent Commission
Fg Off Brian A Oakley 13 May 1930 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Sidney A Davis 24 Jun 1930 Returned having completed the Short Photographic Course at RAF Farnborough

Source - No 36 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/383)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Date Notes
12 Jun 1930 Squadron moved to RAF Kenley to practice formation flying for the RAF Display
28 Jun 1930 Squadron returned from RAF Kenley on completion of the RAF Display

Source - No 36 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/383)

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Horsley RAF Donibristle Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Athol W Mylne

 2 Jul 1928 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William N Plenderleith 10 Mar 1930  
Flt Lt Arthur E Beilby 10 Feb 1930  
Flt Lt Francis P Smythies  2 Jul 1928  
Fg Off George V T Thompson  2 Jul 1928 Armament duties
Fg Off Duncan S E Vines 23 Jan 1929  
Fg Off William L Bateman 19 Jan 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Sidney A Davis 16 Dec 1929 Photographic duties, killed in a flying accident - 17 Feb 1931
Fg Off James R Ayling 10 Dec 1929  
Fg Off Charles V J Pratt  8 Jan 1929  
Fg Off Brian A Oakley 13 May 1930  
Plt Off Eric G Sharp 10 Feb 1930  
Plt Off Kenneth W Niblett 25 Nov 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Plt Off Ian B Newbigging 25 Nov 1929 Signals duties

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0 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 1930 - Jul 1931

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off James R Ayling 18 Aug 1930 Attached to RAF Henlow for Parachute Course
Flt Lt T W S Brown 19 Aug 1930 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt William N Plenderleith  8 Sep 1930 Proceeded to Birkenhead to supervise loading of aircraft
Flt Lt T W S Brown 13 Sep 1930 Sailed on SS City of Barcelona for Karachi
Flt Lt William N Plenderleith 13 Sep 1930 Sailed on SS City of Barcelona for Karachi
Flt Lt T W S Brown xx Nov 1930 Taken ill at Karachi
Fg Off Charles V J Pratt  8 Nov 1930 Disembarked from HMT Lancashire at Karachi
Sgt J R Clifford 30 Nov 1930 Promoted to Flt Sgt
Flt Lt William C P Bullock 19 Dec 1930 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Flt Lt William N Plenderleith 19 Dec 1930 Assumed command of 'B' Flight
Fg Off Sidney A Davis 17 Feb 1931 Killed in a flying accident
Cpl V R R Boyce 17 Feb 1931 Killed in a flying accident
Cpl J Davis  1 Apr 1931 Fitter Torpedo, promoted to Act (paid) Sgt
LAC G Robb  1 Apr 1931 Fitter Aero Engine, promoted to Cpl
LAC L V Mallinson  1 Apr 1931 Wireless Operator Mechanic, promoted to Cpl
Act Sgt H E Pearce  1 Apr 1931 Confirmed in the rank of Sgt
AC1 J Woods  4 Apr 1931 Embarked for the UK on medical grounds
Plt Off Kenneth W Niblett  7 Apr 1931 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 27 Jan 1931
Plt Off Ian B Newbigging  7 Apr 1931 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 27 Jan 1931
Cpl J D Bird  9 May 1931 Arrived on posting for duty as Full-time Air Gunner
Cpl C R McNally  9 May 1931 Arrived on posting for duty as Full-time Air Gunner
Cpl P Taylor  9 May 1931 Arrived on posting for duty as Full-time Air Gunner
Flt Lt J F Titmas 15 Jun 1931 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'A' Flight
 Sgt S C Kemp 24 Jun 1931 Fitter Aero Engine, promoted to Flt Sgt, wef 1 May 1931
LAC A Greenhow 24 Jun 1931 Wireless Operator Mechanic, promoted to Cpl, wef 1 May 1931

Source - No 36 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/383)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1930 - Jul 1931

Date Notes
 8 Sep 1930 8 x Horsleys were loaded onto the SS City of Barcelona at Birkenhead
13 Sep 1930 SS City of Barcelona sailed from Birkenhead for Karachi
16 Sep 1930 10 x Airmen of the Advance Party sailed from Southampton on HMT Somersetshire for Karachi
19 Sep 1930 5 x Officers/1 x WO of the Advance Party sailed from Tilbury on SS Narkunda for Karachi via Bombay
 8 Oct 1930 10 x Airmen of the Advance Party disembarked from HMT Somersetshire at Karachi
11 Oct 1930 Officers of the Advance Party reported to RAF Drigh Road
11 Oct 1930 Aircraft and stores commenced unloading at Karachi
14 Oct 1930 No 2 Draft embarked on HT Lancashire at Southampton
19 Oct 1930 Aircraft and stores completed unloading at Karachi
14 Nov 1930 No 2 Draft disembarked from HT Lancashire at Singapore
 3 Dec 1930 First Flight ('B') departed Karachi for Singapore
 9 Dec 1930 Second Flight ('A') departed Karachi for Singapore
13 Dec 1930 'B' Flight arrived at Singapore
17 Dec 1930 'A' Flight, less one aircraft, arrived at Singapore
19 Dec 1930 Final aircraft of 'A' Flight arrived at Singapore

Source - No 36 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/383)

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Horsley RAF Base Singapore Far East Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Athol W Mylne

 2 Jul 1928 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William N Plenderleith 10 Mar 1930  
Flt Lt William C P Bullock  1 Aug 1930 Torpedo duties
Fg Off James R Ayling 10 Dec 1929  
Fg Off Charles V J Pratt  8 Jan 1929  
Fg Off Brian A Oakley 13 May 1930 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Eric G Sharp 10 Feb 1930  
Fg Off Kenneth W Niblett 25 Nov 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Ian B Newbigging 25 Nov 1929 Signals duties

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1931 - Jul 1932

Rank Name Date Notes
Cpl E V Fritche 20 Oct 1931 Armourer, promoted to Act (paid) Sgt, wef 1 Sep 1931
Cpl A Greenhow  8 Nov 1931 Wireless Operator Mechanic, departed on posting
AC1 F R Owens  8 Nov 1931 Wireless Operator, departed on posting
AC1 C Boyd  8 Nov 1931 Wireless Operator, departed on posting
SM1 T E Pavitt 27 Nov 1931 Wireless Operator Mechanic, departed on posting
Flt Sgt J R Clifford 27 Nov 1931 Fitter Torpedo, departed on posting
Act Sgt E V Fritche 27 Nov 1931 Armourer II, departed on posting
Cpl J D Bird 27 Nov 1931 Air Gunner, departed on posting
Cpl W C Steel  8 Nov 1931 Disembarked from HMT Neuralia and posted for duty as Air Gunner
Cpl A M Stephens  8 Nov 1931 Disembarked from HMT Neuralia and posted for duty as Fitter Torpedo
LAC R W Mackenzie  8 Nov 1931 Disembarked from HMT Neuralia and posted for duty as Fitter Torpedo
LAC D Locke  8 Nov 1931 Disembarked from HMT Neuralia and posted for duty as Wireless Operator Mechanic
AC1 B Lynes  8 Nov 1931 Disembarked from HMT Neuralia and posted for duty as Wireless Operator Mechanic
AC2 E Munn  8 Nov 1931 Disembarked from HMT Neuralia and posted for duty as Wireless Operator
AC2 J Tinley  8 Nov 1931 Arrived on posting from Base HQ for duty as Wireless Operator
Plt Off John P Massey  2 Jan 1932 Arrived on posting on HMT Lancashire, wef 5 Dec 1931, joining 'A' Flight
Fg Off John G Elton 14 Mar 1932 Arrived on posting on HMT Lancashire, wef 12 Feb 1932, assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off George W P Grant 14 Mar 1932 Arrived on posting on HMT Lancashire, wef 12 Feb 1932, joining 'B' Flight
Flt Lt J F Titmas 12 Mar 1932 Departed on posting
Sgt A Williams 14 Mar 1932 Arrived on posting on HMT Neuralia for duty as Photographer
Sgt D O Lockhead 14 Mar 1932 Arrived on posting on HMT Neuralia for duty as Fitter Aero Engine
LAC L E Littlecott 14 Mar 1932 Arrived on posting on HMT Neuralia for duty as Fitter Torpedo
AC1 C Ferns 14 Mar 1932 Arrived on posting on HMT Neuralia for duty as Wireless Operator
Fg Off Ian B Newbigging 18 Mar 1932 Relinquished duties of Officer i/c Signals Section
SM1 Macario 18 Mar 1932 Assumed duties of WO i/c Signals Section
Fg Off Charles V J Pratt 18 Mar 1932 Relinquished duties of Officer i/c Armament Section
SM1 Bates 18 Mar 1932 Assumed duties of WO i/c Armament Section
Fg Off Charles V J Pratt  6 Apr 1932 Embarked on HMT Neuralia on posting to RAF Eastchurch for Long Armament Course
LAC G Reid 27 Apr 1932 Fitter Torpedo, promoted to Cpl, wef 1 Mar 1932
Cpl J Smith  1 May 1932 Fitter Torpedo, promoted to Act (paid) Sgt
LAC J Goodger  1 May 1932 Promoted to Cpl
LAC G A Stoneman  1 May 1932 Promoted to Cpl
LAC R W Mackenzie  1 May 1932 Promoted to Cpl
Fg Off Brian A Oakley  7 May 1932 Assumed command of 'C' Flight
Fg Off John G Elton  1 Jun 1932 Promoted to Flt Lt

Source - No 36 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/383)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1931 - Jan 1932

Date Notes
 7 May 1932 Squadron re-organised in an HQ  and 'A', 'B' and 'C' Flights

Source - No 36 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/383)

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Horsley RAF Base Singapore Far East Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Athol W Mylne

 2 Jul 1928 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William N Plenderleith 10 Mar 1930  
Flt Lt William C P Bullock  1 Aug 1930 Torpedo duties
Flt Lt John G Elton 12 Feb 1932 later AVM
Fg Off James R Ayling 10 Dec 1929  
Fg Off Brian A Oakley 13 May 1930 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Eric G Sharp 10 Feb 1930  
Fg Off Kenneth W Niblett 25 Nov 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Ian B Newbigging 25 Nov 1929 Signals duties
Fg Off George W P Grant 12 Feb 1932 later A/Cdre
Plt Off John P Massey 22 Dec 1931  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Rank Name Date Notes
Cpl A M Stephens  1 Aug 1932 Fitter Torpedo, promoted to Act (paid) Sgt
LAC L E Littlecott  1 Aug 1932 Fitter Torpedo, promoted to Cpl
LAC A Winship  6 Aug 1932 Posted to No 4 FTS, Abu Sueir for Flying Training Course
Sqn Ldr

Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury

23 Oct 1932 Arrived on posting on HT Neuralia, wef 23 Sep 1932
Plt Off Robert K Brougham 23 Oct 1932 Arrived on posting on HT Neuralia, wef 23 Sep 1932, joining 'A' Flight
Plt Off D E Forman 23 Oct 1932 Arrived on posting on HT Neuralia, wef 23 Sep 1932, joining 'A' Flight
Plt Off George R Murphy 23 Oct 1932 Arrived on posting on HT Neuralia, wef 23 Sep 1932, joining 'B' Flight
Fg Off James R Ayling  7 Nov 1932 Relinquished duties of Officer i/c Parachute Section
Plt Off D E Forman  7 Nov 1932 Assumed duties of Officer i/c Parachute Section
Sqn Ldr

Athol W Mylne

 8 Nov 1932 Relinquished command of No 36 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury

 8 Nov 1932 Assumed command of No 36 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Athol W Mylne

19 Nov 1932 Embarked on HT Neuralia on posting to Home Establishment
Fg Off Brian A Oakley 19 Nov 1932 Embarked on HT Neuralia on posting to Home Establishment
Fg Off Eric G Sharp 19 Nov 1932 Embarked on HT Neuralia on posting to Home Establishment
Plt Off John P Massey 19 Nov 1932 Embarked on HT Neuralia on posting to Aden Command
Plt Off D E Forman  2 Dec 1932 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt Plt McLaughlin xx Feb1933 Arrived on posting on HT Neuralia
Sgt Plt Gain xx Feb1933 Arrived on posting on HT Neuralia
Fg Off Ian B Newbigging 26 Feb 1933 Embarked on HT Neuralia on posting to Home Establishment
Fg Off James R Ayling 26 Feb 1933 Embarked on HT Neuralia on posting to Home Establishment
Flt Lt Adrian H Paull 11 Mar 1933 Arrived on posting on HT Lancashire, wef 9 Feb 1933
Fg Off Vincent P J G Doherty 11 Mar 1933 Arrived on posting on HT Lancashire, wef 9 Feb 1933
Fg Off John F Stephens 11 Mar 1933 Arrived on posting on HT Lancashire, wef 9 Feb 1933
Fg Off Eric A Springall 11 Mar 1933 Arrived on posting on HT Lancashire, wef 9 Feb 1933
Plt Off Waverley E Cameron 11 Mar 1933 Arrived on posting on HT Lancashire, wef 9 Feb 1933
Plt Off Lancelot F J Taylor 11 Mar 1933 Arrived on posting on HT Lancashire, wef 9 Feb 1933
Plt Off Norman G Goodman 11 Mar 1933 Arrived on posting on HT Lancashire, wef 9 Feb 1933
Plt Off Douglas G Keddie 11 Mar 1933 Arrived on posting on HT Lancashire, wef 9 Feb 1933
Fg Off George W P Grant 25 Apr 1933 Seriously injured in a flying accident
LAC J J F Firth 25 Apr 1933 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 36 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/383)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Date Notes
23 Jan 1933 India Flight comprising five aircraft departed Seletar for Alor Star
25 Jan 1933 India Flight departed Alor Star for Victoria Point
25 Jan 1933 India Flight departed Alor Star for Tavoy via Victoria Point
26 Jan 1933 India Flight departed Tavoy for Rangoon
28 Jan 1933 India Flight departed Rangoon for Akyab
28 Jan 1933 India Flight departed Rangoon for Akyab
29 Jan 1933 India Flight departed Akyab for Calcutta
31 Jan 1933 India Flight departed Calcutta for Allahabad
 1 Feb 1933 India Flight departed Allahabad for Delhi
 3 Feb 1933 India Flight departed Delhi for Lahore
 4 Feb 1933 India Flight departed Lahore for Peshawar
10 Feb 1933 India Flight departed Peshawar for Ambala
12 Feb 1933 India Flight departed Agra for Allahabad
14 Feb 1933 India Flight departed Allahabad for Dacca via Gaya
15 Feb 1933 India Flight departed Dacca for Akyab via Chittagong
17 Feb 1933 India Flight departed Akyab for Rangoon
18 Feb 1933 India Flight departed Rangoon for Mergui
19 Feb 1933 India Flight departed Mergui for Taiping via Victoria Point
20 Feb 1933 India Flight departed Taiping for Seletar

Source - No 36 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/383)

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Horsley RAF Base Singapore Far East Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury

23 Sep 1932 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Adrian H Paull  9 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt William C P Bullock  1 Aug 1930 Torpedo duties
Flt Lt John G Elton 12 Feb 1932 later AVM
Fg Off Kenneth W Niblett 25 Nov 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off George W P Grant 12 Feb 1932 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Robert K Brougham 23 Sep 1932  
Fg Off Vincent P J G Doherty  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off John F Stephens  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Eric A Springall  9 Feb 1933  
Plt Off Waverley E Cameron  9 Feb 1933  
Plt Off Lancelot F J Taylor  9 Feb 1933  
Plt Off Norman G Goodman  9 Feb 1933  
Plt Off Douglas G Keddie  9 Feb 1933  
Plt Off George R Murphy 23 Sep 1932  
Warrant Officers
WO Vincent G Macario 14 Mar 1932  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Harry Gedd  2 Feb 1933  
WO II James J Burton 15 Feb 1933  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1933 - Jan 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off George W P Grant  7 Jul 1933 Embarked on SS Mantua on posting to Home Establishment
Plt Off Waverley E Cameron 10 Aug 1933 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off Lancelot F J Taylor 10 Aug 1933 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off Norman G Goodman 10 Aug 1933 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off Douglas G Keddie 10 Aug 1933 Promoted to Fg Off
Sgt Plt Carpenter 21 Oct 1933 Arrived on posting on HT Neuralia
Sgt Plt Taylor 21 Oct 1933 Arrived on posting on HT Neuralia
Sgt Plt Thompson 21 Oct 1933 Arrived on posting on HT Neuralia
Sgt Plt Holt 21 Oct 1933 Arrived on posting on HT Neuralia
Flt Lt William C P Bullock 22 Nov 1933 Embarked on H T Neuralia on posting to Home Establishment
Fg Off Kenneth W Niblett 22 Nov 1933 Embarked on H T Neuralia on posting to Home Establishment

Source - No 36 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/383)

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Horsley RAF Base Singapore RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury

23 Sep 1932 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Adrian H Paull  9 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt William C P Bullock  1 Aug 1930 Torpedo duties
Flt Lt John G Elton 12 Feb 1932 later AVM
Fg Off Kenneth W Niblett 25 Nov 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Vincent P J G Doherty  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off John F Stephens  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Eric A Springall  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Robert K Brougham 23 Sep 1932  
Fg Off Douglas G Keddie  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Waverley E Cameron  9 Feb 1933
Fg Off Lancelot F J Taylor  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Norman G Goodman  9 Feb 1933
Fg Off George R Murphy 23 Sep 1932
Warrant Officers
WO Vincent G Macario 14 Mar 1932  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Harry Gedd  2 Feb 1933  
WO II James J Burton 15 Feb 1933  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Talbot-Smith  4 Feb 1934 Arrived on posting on HT Neuralia, joining 'B' Flight

Source - No 36 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/383)

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Horsley RAF Base Singapore RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury

23 Sep 1932 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Adrian H Paull  9 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt Cyril B Greet 13 Feb 1934  
Flt Lt John G Elton 12 Feb 1932 later AVM
Fg Off Vincent P J G Doherty  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off John F Stephens  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Eric A Springall  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Robert K Brougham 23 Sep 1932  
Fg Off Douglas G Keddie  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Waverley E Cameron  9 Feb 1933
Fg Off Lancelot F J Taylor  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Norman G Goodman  9 Feb 1933
Plt Off Ronald T Smith  6 Jan 1934 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Harry Gedd  2 Feb 1933  
WO II James J Burton 15 Feb 1933  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1934 - Jul 1935

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Robert K Brougham 156 Aug 1934 Proceeded to Hong Kong on attachment for duty as Adjutant
Sqn Ldr

Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury

29 Nov 1934 Admitted to Singapore Naval Hospital
Sqn Ldr

Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury

 7 Dec 1934 Discharged from Singapore Naval Hospital
Flt Lt

Charles H Flinn

xx Mar 1935 Arrived on posting as supernumerary, wef 2 Feb 1935
Flt Lt

Edward B Addison

xx Mar 1935 Arrived on posting, wef 2 Feb 1935, to command 'C' Flight
Fg Off John G Elton  7 Jun 1935 Embarked for the UK on posting to Home Establishment

Source - No 36 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/383)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1934 - Jul 1935

Date Notes
 2 Jul 1935 Squadron commenced re-equipment with Vickers Vildebeest IIIs (not camouflaged initially)
Vildebeest III of No 36 Squadron
17 Jul 1935 First Vildebeest flown by the squadron

Source - No 36 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/383)

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Horsley

Vickers Vildebeest III

RAF Singapore RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury

23 Sep 1932 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Adrian H Paull  9 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt

Charles H Flinn

 2 Feb 1935 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Cyril B Greet 13 Feb 1934  
Flt Lt

Edward B Addison

 2 Feb 1935 later AVM
Flt Lt John G Elton 12 Feb 1932 AFC; later AVM
Fg Off Vincent P J G Doherty  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off John F Stephens  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Eric A Springall  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Douglas G Keddie  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Waverley E Cameron  9 Feb 1933
Fg Off Lancelot F J Taylor  9 Feb 1933  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Waverley E Cameron  1 Sep 1935 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Adrian H Paull  9 Sep 1935 Assumed temporary command of No 36 Sqn
Flt Lt Adrian H Paull  1 Oct 1935 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Sqn Ldr

Edward D H Davies

21 Oct 1935 Assumed command of No 36 Sqn
Flt Lt Adrian H Paull 21 Oct 1935 Posted to No 100 Sqn to command
Flt Lt Richard C Keary 29 Oct 1935 Assumed command of 'B' Flight
Flt Lt

Charles H Flinn

 1 Feb 1936 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Sgt Plt J McLaughlin 10 Feb 1936 Selected for a Permanent Commission
Flt Lt H E King 21 Mar 1936 Arrived on posting on HT Neuralia, wef 21 Feb 1936
Plt Off James D Melvin 21 Mar 1936 Arrived on posting on HT Neuralia, wef 21 Feb 1936
Plt Off A W D Miller 21 Mar 1936 Arrived on posting on HT Neuralia, wef 21 Feb 1936
Plt Off P W Townsend 21 Mar 1936 Arrived on posting on HT Neuralia, wef 21 Feb 1936
Plt Off C E  E Florigny 21 Mar 1936 Arrived on posting on HT Neuralia, wef 21 Feb 1936
Plt Off K N M Eyres 21 Mar 1936 Arrived on posting on HT Neuralia, wef 21 Feb 1936
Plt Off R M Longmore 21 Mar 1936 Arrived on posting on HT Neuralia, wef 21 Feb 1936
Plt Off James D Melvin 21 Mar 1936 Assumed command of the Signals Section
Plt Off R M Longmore 21 Mar 1936 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off Waverley E Cameron  6 Apr 1936 Embarked on HT Neuralia on posting to Home Establishment
Fg Off Douglas G Keddie  6 Apr 1936 Embarked on HT Neuralia on posting to Home Establishment
Fg Off Vincent P J G Doherty  6 Apr 1936 Embarked on HT Neuralia on posting to Home Establishment
Plt Off W M Norman 23 May 1936 Killed in a flying accident
Cpl F Johnson 23 May 1936 Killed in a flying accident
LAC S C Hickson 23 May 1936 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 A F Wilson 23 May 1936 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt J T Holt 31 May 1936 Died from injuries

Source - No 36 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/383)

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vildebeest III RAF Singapore RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Edward D H Davies

13 Oct 1935 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt H E King 21 Feb 1936  
Flt Lt Cyril B Greet 13 Feb 1934  
Flt Lt Richard C Keary 27 Sep 1935  
Plt Off James D Melvin 21 Feb 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off A W D Miller 21 Feb 1936  
Plt Off P W Townsend 21 Feb 1936  
Plt Off C E  E Florigny 21 Feb 1936  
Plt Off K N M Eyres 21 Feb 1936
Plt Off R M Longmore 21 Feb 1936  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

August 1936

Source - August 1936 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off H R Larkin 18 Jul 1936 Arrived on posting, joining 'B' Flight
Flt Lt G F Simond Oct/Nov 1936 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Flt Lt F G L Smith Oct/Nov 1936 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'C' Flight
Flt Lt R N McKern Oct/Nov 1936 Arrived on posting as supernumerary
Sgt Plt Langley Oct/Nov 1936 Arrived on posting, joining 'B' Flight
Sgt Plt Atherton Oct/Nov 1936 Arrived on posting, joining 'B' Flight
Sgt Plt Beddow Oct/Nov 1936 Arrived on posting, joining 'A' Flight
Sgt Plt Sellick Oct/Nov 1936 Arrived on posting, joining 'C' Flight
Sqn Ldr

Edward D H Davies

14 Dec 1936 Relinquished command of No 36 Sqn on posting to Home Establishment
Flt Lt

George B Beardsworth

14 Dec 1936 Assumed command of No 36 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Edward D H Davies

22 Dec 1936 Embarked for the UK on posting to Home Establishment
Flt Lt

George B Beardsworth

 1 Feb 1937 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Flt Lt F G L Smith 23 Feb 1937 Posted to SHQ, RAF Seletar
Flt Lt R N McKern 23 Feb 1937 Posted from supernumerary and assumed command of 'C' Flight
Fg Off P W Townsend 23 Apr 1937 Embarked on SS Cathay on posting to the UK on medical grounds

Source - No 36 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/383)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Date Notes
 3 Nov 1936 Reinforcement Flight departed Seletar for Alor Star via Penang
 4 Nov 1936 Reinforcement Flight departed Alor Star for Tavoy via Victoria Point
 5 Nov 1936 Reinforcement Flight departed Tavoy for Rangoon
 6 Nov 1936 Reinforcement Flight departed Rangoon for Calcutta via Akyab
 8 Nov 1936 Reinforcement Flight departed Calcutta for Cawnpore via Gaya
 9 Nov 1936 Reinforcement Flight departed Cawnpore for Ambala
10 Nov 1936 Reinforcement Flight departed Ambala for Risalpur via Lahore
18 Nov 1936 Colonial Development Flight departed Risalpur for Delhi via Lahore
20 Nov 1936 Colonial Development Flight departed Delhi for Allahabad
21 Nov 1936 Colonial Development Flight departed Allahabad for Calcutta (Dum Dum) via Gaya
23 Nov 1936 Colonial Development Flight departed Calcutta (Dum Dum) for Chittagong
23 Nov 1936 'A' & 'C' Flights departed Chittagong for Akyab, via Cox's Bazaar and Alenthengyaw
23 Nov 1936 'B' & 'D' Flights departed Chittagong for Akyab
24 Nov 1936 'A' & 'C' Flights departed Akyab, for Sandoway
25 Nov 1936 'B' & 'D' Flights departed Akyab for Rangoon
25 Nov 1936 'A' & 'C' Flights departed Sandoway for Rangoon
26 Nov 1936 'B' Flight departed Rangoon for Pagoda Point and returned to Rangoon
27 Nov 1936 'A' & 'C' Flights departed Rangoon for Moulmein via Kyakto
28 Nov 1936 'B' & 'D' Flights departed Rangoon for Tavoy via Fenton Point
28 Nov 1936 'A' & 'C' Flights departed Moulmein for Tavoy
29 Nov 1936 Colonial Development Flight departed Tavoy for Bangkok (Don Maung)
 2 Dec 1936 'A' & 'C' Flights departed Bangkok (Don Maung) for Victoria Point
 2 Dec 1936 'B' & 'D' Flights departed Bangkok (Don Maung) for Mergui
 3 Dec 1936 'A' & 'C' Flights departed Victoria Point for Alor Star
 3 Dec 1936 'B' & 'D' Flights departed Mergui for Alor Star
 3 Dec 1936 Colonial Development Flight departed Alor Star for Penang
 5 Dec 1936 Colonial Development Flight departed Penang for Seletar

Source - No 36 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/383)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vildebeest III RAF Seleter RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

George B Beardsworth

 1 Aug 1936 Officer Commanding; later AVM
Flt Lt Richard C Keary 27 Sep 1935  
Flt Lt G F Simond 13 Sep 1936  
Flt Lt R N McKern 23 Feb 1937  
Fg Off James D Melvin 21 Feb 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off A W D Miller 21 Feb 1936  
Fg Off C E  E Florigny 21 Feb 1936  
Fg Off K N M Eyres 21 Feb 1936
Plt Off H R Larkin 18 Jul 1936  
Plt Off R M Longmore 21 Feb 1936  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt G F Simond  1 Aug 1937 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Sqn Ldr G F Simond 13 Aug 1937 Posted to No 100 Sqn to command
Fg Off James D Melvin xx Sep 1937 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off A W D Miller xx Sep 1937 Assumed command of 'B' Flight
Flt Lt R N McKern  4 Oct 1937 Posted to HQ RAF Far East
Plt Off F R Jamieson  4 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting, wef 7 Sep 1937
Plt Off J R Pennington-Legh  4 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting, wef 7 Sep 1937
Plt Off F R Jamieson  1 Nov 1937 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Plt Off R M Longmore  6 Nov 1937 Appointed PA to AOC
Plt Off R H James 15 Mar 1938 Arrived on posting, wef 12 Feb 1938
Plt Off G F Witney 15 Mar 1938 Arrived on posting, wef 12 Feb 1938
Fg Off James D Melvin 18 Apr 1938 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 27 Jan 1938
Fg Off A W D Miller 18 Apr 1938 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 27 Jan 1938
Plt Off G H B Hutchinson 11 May 1938 Arrived on posting, wef 9 Apr 1938
Plt Off G H B Hutchinson 11 May 1938 Arrived on posting, wef 9 Apr 1938
Plt Off J G Thomas 21 Jun 1938 Injured in a flying accident

Source - No 36 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/383)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
xx Sep 1937 Squadron re-organised on a two-flight basis
21 Mar 1938 The Squadron Badge which was authorised by HM King George VI in February was presented by AVM A W Tedder
No 36 Squadron badge

Source - No 36 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/383)

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vildebeest III RAF Seleter RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

George B Beardsworth

 1 Aug 1936 Officer Commanding; later AVM
Flt Lt Richard C Keary 27 Sep 1935  
Act Flt Lt James D Melvin 21 Feb 1936 later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt A W D Miller 21 Feb 1936  
Fg Off C E  E Florigny 21 Feb 1936  
Fg Off K N M Eyres 21 Feb 1936
Fg Off H R Larkin 18 Jul 1936  
Plt Off J R Pennington-Legh  7 Sep 1937  
Plt Off F R Jamieson  7 Sep 1937  
Plt Off R H James 12 Feb 1938  
Plt Off G F Witney 12 Feb 1938  
Plt Off G H B Hutchinson  9 Apr 1938  
Plt Off J G Thomas  9 Apr 1938  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off G H B Hutchinson 12 Aug 1938 Posted to Home Establishment on account of injuries sustained on 21 Jun 1938
Act Flt Lt A W D Miller 13 Aug 1938 Posted to HMS Eagle for Administrative duties
Sqn Ldr

George B Beardsworth

20 Oct 1938 Relinquished command of No 36 Sqn on posting to Home Establishment
Sqn Ldr R L Wallace 20 Oct 1938 Assumed command of No 36 Sqn
Fg Off W H Cliff 20 Oct 1938 Arrived on posting, wef 14 Sep 1938
Plt Off J Brandt 20 Oct 1938 Arrived on posting, wef 14 Sep 1938
Plt Off T J Gascoigne 20 Oct 1938 Arrived on posting, wef 14 Sep 1938
Fg Off C E  E Florigny 24 Oct 1938 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Fg Off K N M Eyres  6 Nov 1938 Embarked on HMT Lancashire on posting to Home Establishment
Fg Off H R Larkin  6 Nov 1938 Embarked on HMT Lancashire on posting to Home Establishment
Act Flt Lt C E  E Florigny  6 Nov 1938 Embarked on HMT Lancashire on posting to Home Establishment
Plt Off F R Jamieson  1 Dec 1938 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off G F Witney  1 Dec 1938 Assumed duties of Adjutant

Source - No 36 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/383)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vildebeest III RAF Seleter RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R L Wallace  1 Oct 1938 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr Richard C Keary 27 Sep 1935  
Act Flt Lt James D Melvin 21 Feb 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off C E  E Florigny 21 Feb 1936  
Fg Off K N M Eyres 21 Feb 1936
Fg Off H R Larkin 18 Jul 1936  
Fg Off W H Cliff 14 Sep 1938  
Plt Off J R Pennington-Legh  7 Sep 1937  
Plt Off F R Jamieson  7 Sep 1937  
Plt Off R H James 12 Feb 1938  
Plt Off G F Witney 12 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J G Thomas  9 Apr 1938  
Plt Off J Brandt 14 Sep 1938  
Plt Off T J Gascoigne 14 Sep 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO A J R Howse  3 Oct 1937  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off T J Gascoigne 27 Jan 1939 Embarked on SS Carthage on posting to Home Establishment
Act Flt Lt James D Melvin 10 Feb 1939 Embarked on SS Rajputana on posting to Home Establishment
Sgt Plt Sellick 24 Feb 1939 Embarked on SS Ranchi on posting to Home Establishment
Fg Off W H Cliff  2 Mar 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Fg Off J R Pennington-Legh  2 Mar 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Fg Off T E Shrapnell-Smith 27 Mar 1939 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 24 Feb 1939
Sgt Plt Forbes 27 Mar 1939 Arrived on posting from the UK
Sgt Plt Holder 27 Mar 1939 Arrived on posting from the UK

Source - No 36 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/383)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vildebeest III RAF Seleter RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R L Wallace  1 Oct 1938 Officer Commanding
Act Flt Lt James D Melvin 21 Feb 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off W H Cliff 14 Sep 1938  
Fg Off T E Shrapnell-Smith 24 Feb 1939  
Fg Off J R Pennington-Legh  7 Sep 1937  
Fg Off F R Jamieson  7 Sep 1937  
Plt Off R H James 12 Feb 1938  
Plt Off G F Witney 12 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J G Thomas  9 Apr 1938  
Plt Off J Brandt 14 Sep 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vildebeest III RAF Seleter RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R L Wallace  1 Oct 1938 Officer Commanding
Act Flt Lt W H Cliff 14 Sep 1938  
Act Flt Lt J R Pennington-Legh  7 Sep 1937  
Fg Off T E Shrapnell-Smith 24 Feb 1939  
Fg Off F R Jamieson  7 Sep 1937  
Fg Off R H James 12 Feb 1938  
Fg Off G F Witney 12 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J G Thomas  9 Apr 1938  
Plt Off J Brandt 14 Sep 1938  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off W Shaw 22 May 1939 Arrived on posting from No 22 Sqn, RAF Thorney Island
Sgt Plt Forbes  3 Jun 1939 Embarked on SS Rawalpindi on posting to RAF Kai Tak, Hong Kong
Fg Off J Compton 17 Jun 1939 Arrived on posting from No 813 Sqn, HMS Eagle
Fg Off J Compton 10 Jul 1939 Posted to HQ RAF Far East for 'P' Staff duties
Plt Off J P Thompson 31 Jul 1939 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment
Plt Off R J Allanson 31 Jul 1939 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment
Plt Off B G Haylock 31 Jul 1939 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment
Plt Off Powell 31 Jul 1939 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment and attached to No 100 Sqn
Plt Off R S Bohm 31 Jul 1939 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment and attached to No 100 Sqn
Plt Off Milligan 31 Jul 1939 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment and attached to No 100 Sqn
Sgt Plt Gray 16 Aug 1939 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment
Sgt Plt Peck 16 Aug 1939 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment and attached to No 100 Sqn
Plt Off J D Tillott 26 Aug 1939 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment
Act Sgt Plt R L W Mitchell 26 Aug 1939 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment
Sgt Plt Lyall 26 Aug 1939 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment
Flt Lt D S E Vines  2 Oct 1939 Attached from Spotter Unit SSVAF
Plt Off N N Birks  9 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from EFTU
Act Flt Lt T E Shrapnell-Smith 16 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
LAC W A J Powell 16 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off N N Birks 20 Oct 1939 Posted to No 205 Sqn
Plt Off R S Bohm 20 Oct 1939 Posted to No 230 Sqn
Plt Off Powell 20 Oct 1939 Ceased to be attached to No 100 Sqn on posting to No 230 Sqn
Plt Off Milligan 20 Oct 1939 Ceased to be attached to No 100 Sqn on posting to No 230 Sqn
Fg Off J R Pennington-Legh 20 Oct 1939 Attached to HQ Far East
Flt Lt G P Longfield 23 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Fg Off T A D Hewan  1 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from Spotter Unit, SSVAF
Fg Off R F C Markham  1 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from Spotter Unit, SSVAF
Sgt W D Beddow  1 Nov 1939 Pilot/Clerk/GD, promoted to Temp Flt Sgt
Sgt R A Pugh  1 Nov 1939 Fitter I, promoted to Flt Sgt
Cpl H L Turner  1 Nov 1939 Fitter Aero Engine, promoted to Sgt
Cpl J Holgate  1 Nov 1939 Fitter I, promoted to Sgt
LAC R B McMicken  1 Nov 1939 Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, promoted to Cpl
LAC L W Rowley  1 Nov 1939 Wireless Operator, promoted to Cpl
LAC J R Birch  1 Nov 1939 ACH/Air Gunner, promoted to Cpl
LAC S Summerfield  1 Nov 1939 ACH/GD, promoted to Cpl
LAC R M Love  1 Nov 1939 ACH/GD, promoted to Cpl
Plt Off W Shaw  6 Nov 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 W Gillanders 23 Nov 1939 Wireless and Electrical Mechanic, reclassified as AC1, wef 3 Sep 1939
AC2 C V McCormac 23 Nov 1939 Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, reclassified as AC1, wef 3 Sep 1939
AC2 J R Hopkinson 23 Nov 1939 Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, reclassified as AC1, wef 3 Sep 1939
AC2 G Brocklehurst 23 Nov 1939 Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, reclassified as AC1, wef 3 Sep 1939
AC1 A E Newton 23 Nov 1939 Fitter II, reclassified as LAC, wef 3 Sep 1939
Sgt Plt R L W Mitchell 24 Nov 1939 Confirmed in the rank and trade of Sgt Pilot/Clerk/GD, wef 21 Mar 1939
Act Sgt L G Manning 28 Nov 1939 Metal Rigger, promoted to Sgt, wef 1 Jun 1939
Act Sgt E F Huffam 28 Nov 1939 Photographer, promoted to Sgt, wef 1 Jun 1939
Temp Sgt F C Burry 28 Nov 1939 Fitter Aero Engine, promoted to Sgt, wef 30 Jun 1939
Temp Sgt G W Howell 28 Nov 1939 Fitter Aero Engine, promoted to Sgt, wef 30 Jun 1939
Flt Sgt G J Symonds 30 Nov 1939 Wireless and Electrical Mechanic, promoted to Temp WO, wef 30 Sep 1939
AC1 F A Lomas 23 Nov 1939 Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, reclassified as LAC, wef 1 Dec 1939
AC1 S A Smith 23 Nov 1939 Clerk/GD, reclassified as LAC, wef 1 Dec 1939
AC1 J R McCourt 23 Nov 1939 Flight Mechanic, reclassified as LAC, wef 1 Dec 1939
AC1 W P Kerslake 23 Nov 1939 Cook and Butcher, reclassified as LAC, wef 1 Dec 1939
Sqn Ldr R L Wallace  6 Dec 1939 Relinquished command of No 36 Sqn on posting
Flt Lt D S E Vines  6 Dec 1939 Assumed command of No 36 Sqn
Fg Off J R Pennington-Legh  9 Dec 1939 Attached to HQ Far East
Sqn Ldr R L Wallace 10 Dec 1939 Posted to Home Establishment
Flt Lt D S E Vines 12 Dec 1939 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr
Sqn Ldr R L Wallace 12 Dec 1939 Embarked at Penang for the UK
Act Flt Lt F R Jamieson 14 Dec 1939 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt, wef 23 Oct 1939
Act Flt Lt F R Jamieson 14 Dec 1939 Relinquished the acting rank of Flt Lt
Fg Off F R Jamieson 15 Dec 1939 Embarked at Singapore on posting to Home Establishment

Source - No 36 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/383)

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
 5 Sep 1939 Detachment of three aircraft proceeded to Kota Bahru, Kalantan
 7 Sep 1939 Detachment of three aircraft proceeded to Kuching, Sarawak
17 Sep 1939 Kota Bahru detachment returned to Seletar
25 Sep 1939 Kuching detachment returned to Seletar

Source - No 36 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/383)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off J D Tillott  1 Jan 1940 Posted to No 100 Sqn
Plt Off R J Allanson  1 Jan 1940 Posted to No 100 Sqn
Plt Off P S Davis  1 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from No 100 Sqn
Plt Off G S Richardson  1 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from No 100 Sqn
Plt Off B G Haylock  3 Jan 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 8 Oct 1939
Fg Off G F Witney  8 Jan 1940 Relinquished duties of Adjutant and assumed command of HQ Flight
Fg Off T A D Hewan  8 Jan 1940 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off R H James 11 Jan 1940 Embarked on SS Thelma on posting to China Bay
Act Cpl W G Swanson 11 Jan 1940 Promoted to Cpl, wef 1 Nov 1939
Fg Off G F Witney  3 Feb 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 8 Jan 1940
Flt Sgt Plt T Atherton  6 Feb 1940 Embarked on SS Nevasa on posting to Home Establishment
Flt Sgt Plt W D Beddow  6 Feb 1940 Embarked on SS Nevasa on posting to Home Establishment
Plt Off J P Thompson 29 Feb 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 31 Dec 1939
Fg Off T A D Hewan 29 Feb 1940 SSVAF, granted a Commission in the RAFVR, wef 1 Nov 1939 (seniority 14 Sep 1939)
Fg Off R F C Markham 29 Feb 1940 SSVAF, granted a Commission in the RAFVR, wef 1 Nov 1939 (seniority 14 Sep 1939)
LAC G Lockey 14 Mar 1939 Fitter Armourer, promoted to Temp Cpl , wef 1 Jan 1940
Act Sqn Ldr D S E Vines 16 Mar 1940 Promoted to Temp Sqn Ldr, wef 1 Jan 1940
AC1 G C Shores 29 Mar 1940 ACH/GD, reclassified as LAC, wef 1 Nov 1939
AC2 S G Legg  1 Apr 1940 Flight Rigger, reclassified as AC1, wef 1 Apr 1940
AC2 A G Flight  1 Apr 1940 Flight Mechanic, reclassified as AC1, wef 1 Apr 1940
AC2 F Greenwood  1 Apr 1940 Flight Mechanic, reclassified as AC1, wef 1 Apr 1940
AC2 A A Meehan  1 Apr 1940 Flight Mechanic, reclassified as AC1, wef 1 Apr 1940
AC2 D H C Morgan  1 Apr 1940 Flight Mechanic, reclassified as AC1, wef 1 Apr 1940
AC2 A R Smith  1 Apr 1940 Flight Rigger, reclassified as AC1, wef 1 Apr 1940
AC2 E Shaw  1 Apr 1940 Flight Mechanic, reclassified as AC1, wef 1 Apr 1940
AC1 G Brocklehurst  1 Apr 1940 Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, reclassified as LAC, wef 1 Apr 1940
AC1 W Prosser  1 Apr 1940 Flight Mechanic, reclassified as LAC, wef 1 Apr 1940
AC1 L R Miles  1 Apr 1940 Flight Rigger, reclassified as LAC, wef 1 Apr 1940
AC1 A J T Little  1 Apr 1940 Flight Rigger, reclassified as LAC, wef 1 Apr 1940
AC1 A Richards  1 Apr 1940 Flight Rigger, reclassified as LAC, wef 1 Apr 1940
LAC M H Pinches  1 Apr 1940 ACH/Air Gunner, promoted to Cpl
LAC J Little  1 Apr 1940 Armourer, promoted to Cpl
Fg Off J P Thompson 13 Apr 1940 Embarked on posting to RAF Kai Tak, Hong Kong
Plt Off P S Davis 27 Apr 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 10 Feb 1940
Plt Off J Brandt 27 Apr 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 10 Feb 1940
Plt Off G S Richardson  3 May 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 18 Mar 1940
Plt Off H B Gray  8 May 1940 Posted to RAF Kai Tak, Hong Kong, wef 11 May 1940
AC2 H Lawson 20 May 1940 ACH, reclassified as AC1, wef 1 Nov 1939
AC2 H J Meikleham 20 May 1940 ACH, reclassified as AC1, wef 1 Nov 1939
LAC J B Seaton 20 May 1940 Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, promoted to Temp Cpl
LAC W Melling 20 May 1940 Wireless Operator, promoted to Temp Cpl
LAC A MacDonald 20 May 1940 Wireless and Electrical Mechanic, promoted to Temp Cpl
Fg Off B G Haylock 20 May 1940 Posted to No 34 Sqn and attached to HQ RAF Far East
Plt Off R J Allanson 20 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 100 Sqn, wef 25 May 1940
Plt Off P E Bedell 25 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Kai Tak on SS Viceroy of India
Cpl R B Meikleham 27 May 1940 Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, promoted to Temp Sgt
Temp Cpl J B Seaton 27 May 1940 Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, promoted to Temp Sgt
LAC G Brocklehurst 27 May 1940 Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, promoted to Temp Sgt
LAC F A Lomas 27 May 1940 Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, promoted to Temp Sgt
LAC W Sutherland 27 May 1940 Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, promoted to Temp Sgt
AC1 J R Hopkinson 27 May 1940 Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, promoted to Temp Sgt
LAC C H Lockwood 29 May 1940 Armourer/Air Gunner, promoted to Temp Cpl
Plt Off R J Allanson 29 May 1940 Proceeded to Kota Bahru as Officer i/c Ground Party
AC2 W J Wood  1 Jun 1940 Flight Rigger, reclassified as AC1
AC2 E Foster  1 Jun 1940 Flight Mechanic, reclassified as AC1
AC2 E H Grimes  1 Jun 1940 Flight Mechanic, reclassified as AC1
AC1 G S Newton  1 Jun 1940 Flight Mechanic, reclassified as LAC
Plt Off G S W Kerslake 18 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from Aircraft Depot, Far East for Engineer duties
Fg Off R F C Markham 29 Jun 1940 Posted to HQ RAF Far East for Staff duties
Sgt Plt M M Holder 25 Jun 1940 Appointed to a Temporary Commission in the GD Branch
AC2 R D Lightburn 25 Jun 1940 Flight Mechanic, reclassified as AC1, wef 1 May 1940
Cpl S G Hellyer 25 Jun 1940 Armourer, promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 1 May 1940
LAC E F Tessier 25 Jun 1940 Wireless and Electrical Mechanic/Air Gunner, promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 1 Apr 1940
Temp Cpl C H Lockwood  1 Jul 1940 Armourer/Air Gunner, promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 27 May 1940
Temp Cpl E F Tessier  1 Jul 1940 Wireless and Electrical Mechanic/Air Gunner, promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 27 May 1940
Temp Cpl M H Pinches  1 Jul 1940 ACH/Air Gunner, promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 27 May 1940
AC1 P P Wilson-North  1 Jul 1940 Flight Mechanic/Air Gunner, promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 27 May 1940
LAC V G Short  1 Jul 1940 Fitter II, promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 1 May 1940
Sgt G Breakspear  1 Jul 1940 Fitter I, promoted to Temp Temp Flt Sgt, wef 15 May 1940
AC1 H Rogers  1 Jul 1940 Flight Mechanic, reclassified as LAC, wef 1 Jun 1940
AC1 A R Smith  1 Jul 1940 Flight Rigger, reclassified as LAC, wef 1 Jun 1940
AC1 T Legg  1 Jul 1940 Flight Rigger, reclassified as LAC, wef 1 Jun 1940
AC2 P Morrell  1 Jul 1940 Flight Rigger, reclassified as AC1, wef 1 Jun 1940
AC1 J Lapish 17 Jul 1940 Wireless Operator/u/t Air Gunner, promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 17 Jun 1940
AC2 W P Tugwell 17 Jul 1940 Wireless Operator/u/t Air Gunner, promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 17 Jun 1940
Fg Off J G Thomas 27 Jul 1940 Embarked at Singapore on posting to Aden Command
Cpl J R Grice  1 Aug 1940 Clerk/GD, promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 15 May 1940
LAC D A Mountcastle  1 Aug 1940 Equipment Assistant, promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 15 May 1940
LAC G A Palmer  1 Aug 1940 Armourer, promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 15 May 1940
Flt Lt G P Longfield  7 Aug 1940 Attached to No 4 AACU for duty as Chief Flying Instructor
Plt Off J Brandt  9 Aug 1940 Attached to HQ RAF Far East for Operations Room duties
Cpl V G Short 18 Aug 1940 Fitter II, drowned in a yachting accident
Fg Off J R Pennington-Legh  1 Sep 1939 Ceased to be attached to HQ RAF Far East on posting to RAF Sembawang, wef 14 Apr 1940
Act Flt Lt W H Clift  1 Sep 1939 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 20 Aug 1940
Plt Off R J Allanson  1 Sep 1939 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 25 May 1940
AC1 H Lawson  1 Sep 1940 ACH/GD, reclassified as LAC, wef 1 May 1940
AC1 H J Meikleham  1 Sep 1940 ACH/GD, reclassified as LAC, wef 1 May 1940
Plt Off J Brandt  2 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to HQ RAF Far East for Operations Room duties
Act Flt Lt G F Witney  1 Oct 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 3 Sep 1940
Flt Sgt H F Moore  1 Oct 1940 Armourer, promoted to Temp WO
Flt Sgt G Jervis-Hunter  1 Oct 1940 Wireless and Electrical Mechanic, promoted to Temp WO
Sgt Morris 26 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No62 Sqn for duty as Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
Flt Sgt W E M Price  1 Nov 1940 Metal Rigger/Pilot, promoted to Temp WO, wef 1 Oct 1940
WO W E M Price  1 Nov 1940 Metal Rigger/Pilot, appointed to a Temporary Commission in the GD Branch
Flt Sgt K E Langley  1 Nov 1940 Metal Rigger/Pilot, appointed to a Temporary Commission in the GD Branch
Sgt B B Callick  1 Nov 1940 Clerk/GD/Pilot, appointed to a Temporary Commission in the GD Branch
LAC A A Stuckey  1 Nov 1940 Flight Rigger, promoted to Temp Cpl
LAC F O Heslop  1 Nov 1940 Flight Rigger, promoted to Temp Cpl
Sgt W P Tugwell 11 Nov 1940 Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, posted to No 100 Sqn
Sgt W Rowell 11 Nov 1940 Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, arrived on posting from No 100 Sqn
Fg Off R F C Markham 27 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ RAF Far East
Flt Lt J Compton  8 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from Aircraft Depot, Far East

Source - No 36 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/383)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
29 May 1940 Ground Party proceeded to Kota Bahru, Kalantan
30 May 1940 Advance Air Party proceeded to Kota Bahru, Kalantan
 3 Jun 1940 Air Party proceeded to Kota Bahru, Kalantan
24 Jun 1940 Kata Bahru detachment returned to RAF Seletar
 1 Jul 1940 Rear Party, Kata Bahru detachment returned to RAF Seletar

Source - No 36 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/383)

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