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No 99 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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Personnel Movements Apr-May 1924

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt William H Markham  1 Apr 1924 Reported for duty on formation
Flt Lt Albert P V Daly  4 Apr 1924 Reported for duty on formation
Fg Off Francis W Barkley  1 Apr 1924 Reported for duty on formation
Fg Off Francis E W Davis  1 Apr 1924 Reported for duty on formation
Fg Off Robert B Fleming  1 Apr 1924 Reported for duty on formation
Fg Off Frank W Mundy  1 Apr 1924 Reported for duty on formation
Fg Off Victor J Hatton  1 Apr 1924 Reported for duty on formation
Plt Off Henry R F Baxter  1 Apr 1924 Reported for duty on formation
Plt Off Charles W Gore  1 Apr 1924 Stores, reported for duty on formation
Sqn Ldr George R M Reid 23 Apr 1924 Reported for duty and assumed command of the squadron

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

Organisational Movements: Apr - May 1924

Date Notes
 1 Apr 1924

Reformed at RAF Netheravon, initially equipped with a single Vickers Vimy, but owing to inadequate hanger space at Netheravon had to be flown from and to Worthy Down each day.

Vimy

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

May 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vimy RAF Netheravon Inland Area/No 7 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr George R M Reid 23 Apr 1924 DSO, MC; later AVM
Flt Lt Albert P V Daly  4 Apr 1924  
Flt Lt William H Markham  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Francis W Barkley  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Francis E W Davis  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Robert B Fleming  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Frank W Mundy  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Victor J Hatton  1 Apr 1924  
Plt Off Henry R F Baxter  1 Apr 1924  
Stores Branch
Plt Off Charles W Gore  1 Apr 1924 later A/Cdre

Source - May 1924 Air Force List

Personnel Movements May 1924 - Jul 1925

Rank Name Date Notes
  3 x Ab Initio Pupils xx Jun 1924 Reported for duty from No 1 FTS
Plt Off C S M Woode 27 Feb 1925 Killed in a flying accident
  3 x Ab Initio Pupils 31 Mar 1925 Reported for duty

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

Organisational Movements: Apr - May 1924

Date Notes
15 May 1924 Squadron received an Avro 504K for training ab initio pilots
31 May 1924 Squadron moved from RAF Netheravon to RAF Bircham Newton
xx Aug 1924 Squadron commenced re-equipment with Avro Aldershot IIIs
Aldershot of No 99 Squadron

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

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

July 1925

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Aldershot III RAF Bircham Newton Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr George R M Reid 23 Apr 1924 DSO, MC; later AVM
Flt Lt Leslie F Forbes 15 Apr 1925 MC
Flt Lt

Herbert I T Beardsworth

 1 Apr 1924 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Leo J Riordan 28 Apr 1925 AFC
Fg Off Walter G Jones 18 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Francis E W Davis  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Oswald K Stirling-Webb 11 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Robert B Fleming  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Frank W Mundy  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Eric V Major 11 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Oswald B Swain  9 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Alfred H Grace 12 Jun 1924  
Plt Off Aubrey W G Martin 16 Feb 1925  

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4 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Horatio Sleigh 17 Nov 1924  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Desmond F A Clarke 23 Jun 1924  
Under Instruction
Fg Off Arthur F McC Riggs  5 Dec 1924  
Fg Off John H Parry 14 Apr 1925  
Plt Off Frederick H S David 16 Feb 1925  
Plt Off Francis H Hannaford 31 Mar 1925  
Plt Off Richard R Turner 31 Mar 1925  
Plt Off William G Wainwright-Fahey 31 Mar 1925  

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul - Dec 1925

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr George R M Reid  1 Jul 1925 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Wg Cdr George R M Reid  4 Sep 1925 Posted to RAF Spittlegate as OC
Sqn Ldr L T N Gould  4 Sep 1925 Reported for duty and assumed command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr L T N Gould 24 Sep 1925 Posted to No 100 Sqn
Sqn Ldr William J Ryan  1 Oct 1925 Reported for duty and assumed command of the squadron
     
       
Fg Off Francis W Barkley  1 Apr 1924 Reported for duty on formation
Fg Off Francis E W Davis  1 Apr 1924 Reported for duty on formation
Fg Off Robert B Fleming  1 Apr 1924 Reported for duty on formation
Fg Off Frank W Mundy  1 Apr 1924 Reported for duty on formation
Fg Off Victor J Hatton  1 Apr 1924 Reported for duty on formation
Plt Off Henry R F Baxter  1 Apr 1924 Reported for duty on formation
Plt Off Charles W Gore  1 Apr 1924 Stores, reported for duty on formation

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

Organisational Movements: Apr - May 1924

Date Notes
xx Dec 1925 Squadron commenced re-equipment with Handley Page Hyderabads
Hyderabad of No 99 Squadron

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

March 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Hyderabad RAF Bircham Newton Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr William J Ryan  1 Oct 1925 CBE
Sqn Ldr Leslie F Forbes 15 Apr 1925 MC
Flt Lt Leonard J St G Bayly  1 Oct 1925 MC
Flt Lt Leo J Riordan 28 Apr 1925 AFC
Fg Off Robert F Casey 15 Feb 1926 DFC
Fg Off Walter G Jones 18 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Francis E W Davis  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Frank W Mundy  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Charles H Ratcliffe  3 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Oswald B Swain  9 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Alfred H Grace 12 Jun 1924  
Fg Off John H Parry 14 Apr 1925  
Fg Off Aubrey W G Martin 16 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Frederick H S David 16 Feb 1925  
Plt Off Adrian H W J Cocks 16 Nov 1925  
Plt Off Joseph A P Harrison 16 Feb 1926  

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5 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Plt Off Donald J Divett 17 Nov 1925  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Reginald W Collinson 15 Dec 1925  
Under Instruction
Fg Off Percy Hill  7 Oct 1925  
Plt Off Francis H Hannaford 31 Mar 1925  
Plt Off Richard R Turner 31 Mar 1925  
Plt Off William G Wainwright-Fahey 31 Mar 1925  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Hyderabad RAF Bircham Newton ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr William J Ryan  1 Oct 1925 CBE
Sqn Ldr Leslie F Forbes 15 Apr 1925 MC
Sqn Ldr

John H D'Albiac

25 May 1926 DSO, later AM
Flt Lt Leonard J St G Bayly  1 Oct 1925 MC
Flt Lt

Ronald Ivelaw-Chapman

10 Jun 1926 DFC; later ACM
Fg Off Walter G Jones 18 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Francis E W Davis  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Frank W Mundy  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Charles H Ratcliffe  3 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Oswald B Swain  9 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Alfred H Grace 12 Jun 1924  
Fg Off John H Parry 14 Apr 1925  
Fg Off Aubrey W G Martin 16 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Frederick H S David 16 Feb 1925  
Plt Off Adrian H W J Cocks 16 Nov 1925  
Plt Off John D Greaves 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Denys S Thomas 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Joseph A P Harrison 16 Feb 1926  

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7 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Plt Off Donald J Divett 17 Nov 1925  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Reginald W Collinson 15 Dec 1925  
Under Instruction
Fg Off Percy Hill  7 Oct 1925  
Plt Off Francis H Hannaford 31 Mar 1925  
Plt Off William G Wainwright-Fahey 31 Mar 1925  

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Hyderabad RAF Bircham Newton ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr William J Ryan  1 Oct 1925 CBE
Sqn Ldr

John H D'Albiac

25 May 1926 DSO, later AM
Sqn Ldr Leonard J St G Bayly  1 Oct 1925 MC
Flt Lt

Ronald Ivelaw-Chapman

10 Jun 1926 DFC; later ACM
Fg Off Walter G Jones 18 Mar 1925 Signals Duties
Fg Off Francis E W Davis  1 Apr 1924 Armament Duties
Fg Off Frank W Mundy  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Charles H Ratcliffe  3 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Alfred H Grace 12 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Percy Hill  7 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Aubrey W G Martin 16 Feb 1925 Pilotage (Navigation) Duties
Fg Off Frederick H S David 16 Feb 1925  
Plt Off Adrian H W J Cocks 16 Nov 1925  
Plt Off Francis H Hannaford 31 Mar 1925  
Plt Off William G Wainwright Fahey 31 Mar 1925  
Plt Off John D Greaves 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Denys S Thomas 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Joseph A P Harrison 16 Feb 1926  

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6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Plt Off Donald J Divett 17 Nov 1925  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Reginald W Collinson 15 Dec 1925  
Under Instruction
Plt Off James F Moir  1 Sep 1926  
Plt Off Ralph S Munday  1 Sep 1926  
Plt Off Geoffrey A Robinson  1 Sep 1926  

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Dec 1926 - Jul 1927

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr William J Ryan  1 Jan 1927 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Sqn Ldr William B Hargrave  2 Apr 1927 Assumed command of the squadron
Wg Cdr Bernard E Smythies 30 Apr 1927 Reported for duty and assumed command of the squadron

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Hyderabad RAF Bircham Newton ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Bernard E Smythies 30 Apr 1927 Officer Commanding, DFC
Sqn Ldr William B Hargrave  7 Mar 1927 OBE
Sqn Ldr Leonard J St G Bayly  1 Oct 1925 MC
Flt Lt

Ronald Ivelaw-Chapman

10 Jun 1926 DFC; later ACM
Fg Off Walter G Jones 18 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Francis E W Davis  1 Apr 1924 Armament duties
Fg Off Bertie W Dulay 20 Feb 1927 Signals duties, MM
Fg Off Charles H Ratcliffe  3 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Alfred H Grace 12 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Percy Hill  7 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Aubrey W G Martin 16 Feb 1925 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Frederick H S David 16 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Adrian H W J Cocks 16 Nov 1925 Signals duties
Fg Off William G Wainwright Fahey 31 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Francis H Hannaford 31 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Joseph A P Harrison 16 Feb 1926  
Fg Off John D Greaves 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Hugh C Johnson 14 Dec 1926  
Plt Off Harold B Maugham 11 Dec 1926  

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8 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Capel S Whellock 29 Dec 1926  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Fred Rigby  9 Dec 1926  
Under Instruction
Plt Off James F Moir  1 Sep 1926  
Plt Off Ralph S Munday  1 Sep 1926  

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1927 - Jul 1928

Date Notes
 5 Jan 1928 Squadron moved from RAF Bircham Newton to RAF Upper Heyford

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Hyderabad RAF Upper Heyford ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Bernard E Smythies 30 Apr 1927 Officer Commanding, DFC
Sqn Ldr William B Hargrave  7 Mar 1927 OBE
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey H Cock 21 Jan 1928 MC
Flt Lt

Alban S Ellerton

28 Jan 1928 OBE; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Herbert S Broughall

10 Sep 1927 MC, DFC
Fg Off Percy Hill  7 Oct 1925 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Aubrey W G Martin 16 Feb 1925 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Frederick H S David 16 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Francis H Hannaford 31 Mar 1925  
Fg Off John D Greaves 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Hugh C Johnson 14 Dec 1926  
Fg Off Walter G Woolliams 21 Nov 1927  
Fg Off Edward T M Smalley 21 Jun 1927  
Fg Off James F Moir  1 Sep 1926  
Plt Off James D F Bruce 19 Dec 1927  
Plt Off Robert J P Morris 19 Dec 1927 later A/Cdre
Plt Off John F McKenna  2 May 1928  

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6 Airman Pilots

Under Instruction
Plt Off Henry C V Jolleff 27 Jan 1928

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul - Sep 1928

Date Notes
 9 Jul 1928 Squadron proceeded to RAF North Coates Fitties for Annual Armament Training
 2 Aug 1928 Squadron returned from RAF North Coates Fitties on completion of Annual Armament Training

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Hyderabad RAF Upper Heyford ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Bernard E Smythies 30 Apr 1927 Officer Commanding, DFC
Sqn Ldr William B Hargrave  7 Mar 1927 OBE
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey H Cock 21 Jan 1928 MC
Flt Lt

Alban S Ellerton

28 Jan 1928 OBE; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Herbert S Broughall

10 Sep 1927 MC, DFC
Fg Off Charles V Lock 18 May 1928 Armament duties
Fg Off Percy Hill  7 Oct 1925 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Aubrey W G Martin 16 Feb 1925 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Frederick H S David 16 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Francis H Hannaford 31 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Hugh C Johnson 14 Dec 1926  
Fg Off Walter G Woolliams 21 Nov 1927  
Fg Off Edward T M Smalley 21 Jun 1927  
Fg Off James F Moir  1 Sep 1926  
Fg Off James D F Bruce 19 Dec 1927  
Fg Off Robert J P Morris 19 Dec 1927 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Douglas I Stewart 18 Jun 1928  
Plt Off John F McKenna  2 May 1928  
Plt Off William R Worstall 28 Jul 1928 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Cedric B Hughes 28 Jul 1928  
Plt Off John W Homer 28 Jul 1928  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Sep 1928 - Jul 1929

Date Notes
20 May 1929 Squadron proceeded to RAF Catfoss for Annual Armament Training
15 Jun 1929 Squadron returned from RAF Catfoss on completion of Annual Armament Training

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Hyderabad RAF Upper Heyford ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Bernard E Smythies 30 Apr 1927 Officer Commanding, DFC
Sqn Ldr William B Hargrave  7 Mar 1927 OBE
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey H Cock 21 Jan 1928 MC
Sqn Ldr

Alban S Ellerton

28 Jan 1928 OBE; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Cecil B Riddle  8 Apr 1929  
Flt Lt

Herbert S Broughall

10 Sep 1927 MC, DFC
Flt Lt Charles V Lock 18 May 1928 Armament duties
Fg Off Percy Hill  7 Oct 1925 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Henry C V Joliff 27 Jan 1928 Signals duties
Fg Off Francis H Hannaford 31 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Hugh C Johnson 14 Dec 1926 Photographic duties
Fg Off Walter G Woolliams 21 Nov 1927  
Fg Off James F Moir  1 Sep 1926  
Fg Off James D F Bruce 19 Dec 1927  
Fg Off Robert J P Morris 19 Dec 1927 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John F McKenna  2 May 1928  
Fg Off Douglas I Stewart 18 Jun 1928  
Plt Off Cedric B Hughes 28 Jul 1928  
Plt Off John W Homer 28 Jul 1928  

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9 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Bernard E Smythies 26 Jul 1929 Posted to RAF North Weald as OC
Wg Cdr William B Hargrave 26 Jul 1929 Assumed command of the squadron
Wg Cdr William B Hargrave 19 Oct 1929 Posted to RAF Andover as OC
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey H Cock 19 Oct 1929 Assumed command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr

Eric B Grenfell

21 Nov 1929 Appointed OC, 'A' Flight
Wg Cdr

Harry G Smart

13 Feb 1930 Reported for duty (Posting dated 5 Feb 1930)
Wg Cdr

Harry G Smart

13 Feb 1930 Assumed command of the squadron

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

Organisational Movements:  Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Date Notes
 2 Oct 1929 'B' Flight received two Handley Page Hinaidis
Hinaidi of No 99 Squadron
30 Oct 1929 2 x Hyderabads delivered to No 502 Sqn, RAF Aldergrove
21 Nov 1929 'B' Flight completed re-equipment with Hinaidis

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Hinaidi

Handley Page Hyderabad

RAF Upper Heyford ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Harry G Smart

 5 Feb 1930 Officer Commanding, OBE, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr

Eric B Grenfell

12 Sep 1929 AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey H Cock 21 Jan 1928 MC
Flt Lt William M Fry  2 Mr 1920  
Flt Lt

Frank L Hopps

 4 Mar 1930 Pilotage (Navigation) duties, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Denis H Carey 15 Jun 1930  
Flt Lt Vorley Harris 11 Oct 1929  
Fg Off Hugh C Johnson 14 Dec 1926 Photographic duties
Fg Off Walter G Woolliams 21 Nov 1927  
Fg Off James D F Bruce 19 Dec 1927  
Fg Off Robert J P Morris 19 Dec 1927 Armament duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off John F McKenna  2 May 1928  
Fg Off Vere S W Smyth 23 Jan 1930 Signals duties
Fg Off Cedric B Hughes 28 Jul 1928  
Fg Off John W Homer 28 Jul 1928  
Plt Off Robert A Davies 12 Feb 1930  
Plt Off Gerald P Marvin 12 Feb 1930  
Plt Off Geoffrey E Mustard 12 Feb 1930  
Plt Off John K Brew  4 Jan 1930  
Plt Off Harold V Satterly 19 May 1930 later AVM

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5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1930 - Jul 1931

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur L Gregory  8 Jul 1930 Reported for duty
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey H Cock 10 Oct 1930 Posted to No 2 FTS
Sqn Ldr Arthur L Gregory  1 Jan 1931 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Sqn Ldr Reginald J Sanceau 26 Jan 1931 Reported for duty as OC, 'B' Flight
Fg Off Walter G Woolliams 29 Jan 1931 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Fg Off George R Montgomery 29 Jan 1931 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Wg Cdr Arthur L Gregory 10 Feb 1931 Posted to MAEE, Felixstowe
Fg Off George R Montgomery 15 Apr 1931 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off Harold V Satterly 15 Apr 1931 Assumed duties of Adjutant

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

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

Organisational Movements:  Jul 1930 - Jul 1931

Date Notes
 5 Aug 1930 By this date the Hinaidis with wooden fuselages had been replaced by metal fuselage examples
10 Aug 1930 Road convoy departed RAF Upper Heyford for RAF Wittering
11 Aug 1930 Road convoy departed RAF Wittering for RAF Waddington
11 Aug 1930 Air Party, departed RAF Upper Heyford for RAF Waddington for Air Exercises 1930
16 Aug 1930 Air Party, departed RAF Waddington for RAF Upper Heyford on completion of Air Exercises 1930
17 Aug 1930 Road convoy arrived at RAF Upper Heyford
 1 Sep 1930 Squadron proceeded to RAF Catfoss for Annual Armament Training
27 Sep 1930 Squadron returned from RAF Catfoss on completion of Annual Armament Training
 1 Jun 1931 Squadron proceeded to RAF Catfoss for Annual Armament Training
26 Jun 1931 Squadron returned from RAF Catfoss on completion of Annual Armament Training

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Hinaidi RAF Upper Heyford ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Harry G Smart

 5 Feb 1930 Officer Commanding, OBE, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr

Eric B Grenfell

12 Sep 1929 AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Reginald J Sanceau 26 Jan 1931  
Flt Lt Denis H Carey 15 Jun 1930  
Flt Lt John C E A Johnson  7 Nov 1930  
Flt Lt Vorley Harris 11 Oct 1929  
Fg Off Walter G Woolliams 21 Nov 1927  
Fg Off Leonard W Howard 14 Jan 1931  
Fg Off Vere S W Smyth 23 Jan 1930 Signals duties
Fg Off Cedric B Hughes 28 Jul 1928  
Fg Off George R Montgomery  1 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Geoffrey E Mustard 12 Feb 1930  
Fg Off Robert A Davies 12 Feb 1930  
Fg Off Gerald P Marvin 12 Feb 1930  
Fg Off John P Sutton  8 Oct 1930  
Plt Off Edwin Elgey 23 Dec 1930  
Plt Off William C Pitts 23 Dec 1930  
Plt Off John K Brew  4 Jan 1930  
Plt Off Terence J MacDermott  8 Mar 1931  
Plt Off John G B O'Hagan  7 Apr 1931  
Plt Off Harold V Satterly 19 May 1930 later AVM

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10 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1931 - Jul 1932

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R F S Leslie 30 Jul 1931 Reported for duty as OC, 'A' Flight
Fg Off Harold V Satterly  1 Feb 1932 Relinquished duties of Adjutant on being attached to CFS
Fg Off Walter G Woolliams  1 Feb 1932 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Sqn Ldr Hall  7 Feb 1932 Attached for course on twin-engined aircraft
Sqn Ldr R F S Leslie 25 Mar 1932 Posted to RAF Depot (Non-effective, sick)
Sqn Ldr Ernest A Fawcus 15 Apr 1932 Reported for duty as OC, 'A' Flight
Fg Off Walter G Woolliams  9 May 1932 Relinquished duties of Adjutant on being posted to No 50 Sqn
Fg Off John K Brew  9 May 1932 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Flt Lt David S Earp  1 Jun 1932 Promoted to Sqn Ldr

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

Organisational Movements:  Jul 1931 - Jul 1932

Date Notes
13 Jun 1932 Squadron proceeded to No 2 ATC, RAF North Coates Fitties for Annual Armament Training
 9 Jul 1932 Squadron returned from No 2 ATC, RAF North Coates Fitties on completion of Annual Armament Training

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Hinaidi RAF Upper Heyford ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Harry G Smart

 5 Feb 1930 Officer Commanding, OBE, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Ernest A Fawcus 15 Apr 1932  
Sqn Ldr Reginald J Sanceau 26 Jan 1931  
Sqn Ldr David S Earp 28 Apr 1932 DFC
Flt Lt Cecil B Riddle 15 Apr 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt John R Bell 21 May 1932 DFC
Flt Lt Denis H Carey 15 Jun 1930  
Flt Lt Harold W Raeburn 28 Jun 1931  
Fg Off Leonard W Howard 14 Jan 1931  
Fg Off Vere S W Smyth 23 Jan 1930 Signals duties
Fg Off Graham R Stroud 13 May 1932  
Fg Off William C Pitts 23 Dec 1930  
Fg Off John K Brew  4 Jan 1930  
Fg Off John G B O'Hagan  7 Apr 1931  
Fg Off William E Hooper 23 Jun 1931  
Fg Off Graham R Canavan 26 Sep 1931  
Plt Off Lennox S Lamb 29 Dec 1931  
Plt Off Edward R S Johnston 11 Oct 1931  
Plt Off David W Reid 13 Jul 1931  
Plt Off Albert W Geoghegan 19 Dec 1931  
Plt Off

John N H Whitworth

19 Dec 1931 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Hanry D Raynham 19 Dec 1931  

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8 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Eric D Johnson

16 Jul 1932 Reported for duty as Supernumerary
Wg Cdr

Harry G Smart

 1 Aug 1932 Posted to HQ, Inland Area
Wg Cdr

Eric D Johnson

16 Jul 1932 Assumed command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr David S Earp 19 Sep 1932 Posted to No 9 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Archibald S Maskell 13 Nov 1932 Reported for duty as OC, 'B' Flight
Sqn Ldr J F Gordon 13 Nov 1932 Attached for Conversion Course
Sqn Ldr J F Gordon  9 Dec 1932 Ceased to be attached on completion of Conversion Course
Sqn Ldr Reginald J Sanceau 20 Dec 1932 Posted to Home Aircraft Depot
Sqn Ldr Seymour S Benson  8 Feb 1933 Attached for Conversion Course
Sqn Ldr Seymour S Benson 23 Feb 1933 Ceased to be attached on completion of Conversion Course
Flt Lt John R Bell  1 Apr 1933 Reported for duty as Adjutant (AFL states 21 May 1932?)
Flt Lt Festing-Smith  1 Apr 1933 Relinquished duties of Adjutant on posting to No 70 Sqn
Sqn Ldr J H Dand  1 May 1933 Attached for Conversion Course
Sqn Ldr J H Dand 20 May 1933 Ceased to be attached on completion of Conversion Course

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Hinaidi RAF Upper Heyford ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Eric D Johnson

16 Jul 1932 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Ernest A Fawcus 15 Apr 1932  
Sqn Ldr Archibald S Maskell 13 Nov 1932  
Flt Lt John R Bell 21 May 1932 DFC
Flt Lt Harold W Raeburn 28 Jun 1931  
Flt Lt Leslie M Woolveridge 19 Sep 1932  
Fg Off Walter H Hutton 17 Oct 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Arthur F C Booth 29 Aug 1932  
Fg Off Graham R Stroud 13 May 1932  
Fg Off William C Pitts 23 Dec 1930  
Fg Off John G B O'Hagan  7 Apr 1931  
Fg Off Richard J R H Makgill 13 Feb 1933  
Fg Off David W Reid 13 Jul 1931  
Plt Off David A Pemberton 17 Dec 1932  
Plt Off Eris S Butler 10 Apr 1933 later AVM
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Thomas H Jones 14 Dec 1931  

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8 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1933 - Jan 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Archibald S Maskell 30 Jun 1933 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Sqn Ldr Richard M Trevethan 11 Aug 1933 Reported for duty as OC, 'B' Flight
Wg Cdr Archibald S Maskell 25 Sep 1933 Posted to HQ Fighting Area

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

Organisational Movements:  Jul 1933 - Jan 1934

Date Notes
31 Aug 1933 Road convoy proceeded to No 1 ATC, RAF Catfoss for Annual Armament Training
 4 Sep 1933 Air party proceeded to No 1 ATC, RAF Catfoss for Annual Armament Training
30 Sep 1933 Squadron returned from No 1 ATC, RAF Catfoss on completion of Annual Armament Training
14 Nov 1933 First Handley Page Heyford I was received
 2 Dec 1933 Second Handley Page Heyford I was received
15 Dec 1933 Third Handley Page Heyford I was received
 5 Jan 1934 Two more Handley Page Heyford Is received
23 Mar 1934 Squadron completed re-equipment with Heyford aircraft

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

January 1934

 

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Heyford I RAF Upper Heyford ADGB/Central Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Eric D Johnson

16 Jul 1932 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Ernest A Fawcus 15 Apr 1932  
Sqn Ldr Richard M Trevethan 11 Aug 1933  
Flt Lt John R Bell 21 May 1932 DFC
Flt Lt Stanley M Park 10 Jul 1933  
Flt Lt Atholl E Paish 30 Oct 1933  
Fg Off Arthur F C Booth 29 Aug 1932  
Fg Off Eric H Coleman 30 Jun 1933  
Fg Off Graham R Stroud 13 May 1932  
Fg Off John G B O'Hagan  7 Apr 1931  
Fg Off Richard J R H Makgill 13 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Douglas M Lynch-Staunton 17 Oct 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties;
Plt Off David A Pemberton 17 Dec 1932  
Plt Off Eris S Butler 10 Apr 1933 later AVM
Plt Off George N Hancock 15 Jul 1933  
Plt Off Montagu F B Read 27 Sep 1933  
Plt Off Alfred T H Willis 20 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Hubert W Dean 16 Sep 1933  
Plt Off Patrick S Foss 16 Sep 1933  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Thomas H Jones 14 Dec 1931  

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8 Airman Pilots

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1933 - Jan 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Francis J Linnell

23 Dec 1933 Reported for duty as Supernumerary
Wg Cdr

Eric D Johnson

16 Jul 1932 Posted to HQ Central Area as Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Wg Cdr

Francis J Linnell

13 Jan 1934 Assumed command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr Richard M Trevethan 14 May 1934 Posted to RAF Depot

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Heyford I RAF Upper Heyford ADGB/Central Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Francis J Linnell

23 Dec 1933 Officer Commanding, OBE; later AM
Sqn Ldr Ernest A Fawcus 15 Apr 1932  
Flt Lt John R Bell 21 May 1932 DFC
Flt Lt Stanley M Park 10 Jul 1933  
Flt Lt

John L Kirby

10 Mar 1934 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Graham R Stroud 13 May 1932  
Fg Off John G B O'Hagan  7 Apr 1931  
Fg Off Douglas M Lynch-Staunton 17 Oct 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties;
Plt Off Eris S Butler 10 Apr 1933 later AVM
Plt Off George N Hancock 15 Jul 1933  
Plt Off Montagu F B Read 27 Sep 1933  
Plt Off Alfred T H Willis 20 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Hubert W Dean 16 Sep 1933  
Plt Off James H G Saril 11 Jan 1934  
Plt Off Hugo M  Thomas-Ferrand 18 Feb 1934  
Plt Off Thomas R Vickers 16 May 1934  
Warrant Officers
WO Arthur Worden 24 Apr 1934  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Thomas H Jones 14 Dec 1931  

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8 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1934 - Jul 1935

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John G S Candy 30 Jun 1934 Reported for duty as OC, 'B' Flight
Sgt G Robinson  6 Jul 1934 Killed in a flying accident
Wg Cdr

Francis J Linnell

16 Oct 1934 Posted to RAF Mildenhall as OC pending the move of the squadron there
Sqn Ldr John G S Candy 16 Oct 1934 Assumed temporary command of the squadron
Wg Cdr

Francis J Linnell

15 Nov 1934 Resumed command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr Ernest A Fawcus  9 Apr 1932 Posted to HQ RAF Iraq for 'E' duties
Sqn Ldr Hedley V Drew 20 May 1935 Reported for duty as OC, 'A' Flight

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

Organisational Movements:  Jul 1934 - Jul 1935

Date Notes
15 Nov 1934 Squadron moved from RAF Upper Heyford to RAF Mildenhall
xx Nov 1934 Squadron received some Heyford IIs

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Heyford I

Handley Page Heyford II

RAF Mildenhall ADGB/Western Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Francis J Linnell

23 Dec 1933 Officer Commanding, OBE; later AM
Sqn Ldr John G S Candy 30 Jun 1934 DFC
Sqn Ldr Hedley V Drew 20 May 1935 OBE, AFC
Sqn Ldr John R Bell 21 May 1932 DFC
Sqn Ldr Stanley M Park 10 Jul 1933  
Flt Lt

John L Kirby

10 Mar 1934 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Robert Menzies  2 Apr 1935 Signals duties
Fg Off Arthur  P Chamberlain  2 Sep 1934  
Fg Off Alfred T H Willis 20 Aug 1933  
Fg Off Hubert W Dean 16 Sep 1933  
Fg Off Montagu F B Read 27 Sep 1933  
Plt Off Hugo M  Thomas-Ferrand 18 Feb 1934  
Plt Off Thomas R Vickers 16 May 1934  
Plt Off James H Lowe 28 Jul 1934  
Plt Off Stanley S Bertram  2 Sep 1934  
Plt Off Archibald J Guthrie  4 Mar 1935  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Hector B S Ballantyne 16 Oct 1934  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Douglas Sender 16 Oct 1934  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Andrew S Burns 15 Mar 1935 MB, ChB
Chaplains Branch
Rev Charles P N Rowland 12 Apr 1935 MA
Education Officer
Mr Hugh Falkner  1 Jan 1935 Grade III, MSc, AInstP
Civilian Assistant
Flt Lt (Ret) A Lees    
Warrant Officers
WO Samuel Wray  3 May 1935  
WO Horace Barnes 16 Oct 1934  
WO Arthur Worden 24 Apr 1934  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Thomas H Jones 14 Dec 1931  

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8 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John G S Candy 11 Jul 1935 Posted to RAF Cranwell
Sqn Ldr Stanley M Park 11 Jul 1935 Appointed OC, 'B' Flight
Wg Cdr

Francis J Linnell

14 Jul 1935 Posted to the Air Ministry (Directorate of Organisation)
Sqn Ldr Hedley V Drew 14 Jul 1935 Assumed temporary command of the squadron
  'B' Flight 16 Sep 1935 Posted to No 38 Sqn on formation
Sqn Ldr Stanley M Park 16 Sep 1935 Posted to No 38 Sqn on formation
Sqn Ldr

Alfred D Rogers

18 Nov 1935 Reported for duty
Sqn Ldr Hedley V Drew  1 Jan 1936 Promoted to Wg Cdr

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

Organisational Movements:  Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Date Notes
16 Sep 1935 'B' Flight detached to form the nucleus of No 38 Sqn
xx Dec 1935 Squadron received some Heyford IIIs

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Heyford I

Handley Page Heyford II

Handley Page Heyford III

RAF Mildenhall ADGB/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Hedley V Drew 20 May 1935 Officer Commanding, OBE, AFC
Sqn Ldr

Alfred D Rogers

18 Nov 1935 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt V Harris  4 Jan 1936  
Flt Lt Ulic Y Shannon  7 Oct 1935  
Fg Off Alfred T H Willis 20 Aug 1933  
Fg Off George A Walker  1 Sep 1935  
Fg Off Hugo M  Thomas-Ferrand 18 Feb 1934  
Fg Off Thomas R Vickers 16 May 1934  
Fg Off Stanley S Bertram  2 Sep 1934  
Plt Off Frank Holman 16 Oct 1935  
Plt Off K L Ashfold 21 Feb 1936  
Plt Off E H T Thwaites 29 Feb 1936  
Plt Off A M Smith 29 Feb 1936  
APO J A O'Neill 29 Feb 1936  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II F C Sheppard 21 Mar 1936  

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7 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt V Harris  1 Dec 1936 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Sqn Ldr V Harris 11 Feb 1937 Posted to HQ, RAF Iraq for Air Staff (Intelligence) duties
Wg Cdr Hedley V Drew 12 Apr 1937 Posted to RAF Uxbridge for Administrative duties
Sqn Ldr

Alfred D Rogers

12 Apr 1937 Assumed temporary command of the squadron
  'B' Flight 12 Apr 1937 Posted to No 149 Sqn on formation
Flt Lt Alfred T H Willis 12 Apr 1937 Posted to No 149 Sqn on formation
Sqn Ldr J F Griffiths 22 Apr 1937 Reported for duty
Sqn Ldr J F Griffiths 26 Apr 1937 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Wg Cdr

Henry E Walker

21 Jun 1937 Reported for duty as Supernumerary
Sqn Ldr

Alfred D Rogers

26 Jun 1937 Relinquished command of the squadron
Wg Cdr

Henry E Walker

26 Jun 1937 Assumed command of the squadron

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

Organisational Movements:  Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Date Notes
12 Apr 1937 'B' Flight detached to form the nucleus of No 49 Sqn

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Heyford I

Handley Page Heyford II

Handley Page Heyford III

RAF Mildenhall Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Henry E Walker

21 Jun 1937 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Alfred D Rogers

18 Nov 1935 AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr J F Griffiths 22 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt Ulic Y Shannon  7 Oct 1935  
Fg Off Hugo M  Thomas-Ferrand 18 Feb 1934  
Fg Off Thomas R Vickers 16 May 1934  
Fg Off Stanley S Bertram  2 Sep 1934  
Plt Off E H T Thwaites 29 Feb 1936  
Plt Off A M Smith 29 Feb 1936  
Plt Off G R Fielder 25 Oct 1936  
APO J A H Cooper 22 May 1937  
APO J P Dyer 22 May 1937  
APO C B G Robinson 22 May 1937  
       
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II F C Sheppard 21 Mar 1936  

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10 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Andrew McKee

 8 Nov 1937 Reported for duty and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Sqn Ldr

Alfred D Rogers

15 Nov 1937 Posted to HQ, No 23 Group (ORB states No 5 Group?)

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

Organisational Movements:  Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
xx Sep 1937 Squadron disposed of the Heyford Is
21 Dec 1937 The Squadron Badge was authorised by HM King George VI
No 99 Squadron badge
 3 Jan 1938 Squadron proceeded to No 8 ATC, RAF Evanton for Annual Armament Training
25 Jan 1938 Air Party returned from No 8 ATC, RAF Evanton on completion of Annual Armament Training
29 Jan 1938 Rail party returned from No 8 ATC, RAF Evanton on completion of Annual Armament Training

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

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 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Heyford II

Handley Page Heyford III

RAF Mildenhall Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Henry E Walker

21 Jun 1937 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Andrew McKee

 8 Nov 1937 later AM
Sqn Ldr J F Griffiths 22 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt G E Peacock 18 Oct 1937  
Fg Off E H T Thwaites 29 Feb 1936  
Fg Off A M Smith 29 Feb 1936  
Plt Off G R Fielder 25 Oct 1936  
Plt Off J A H Cooper 22 May 1937  
Plt Off J P Dyer 22 May 1937  
Plt Off C B G Robinson 22 May 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off J F P Brough 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off P Campbell 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J F Chandler 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off R H Dingle  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J R Brown  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off G L M Schrader 31 Dec 1937  
Plt Off J T I Challes 31 Dec 1937  
Plt Off T G Kirby-Green 25 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J L Beck  5 Dec 1937  
Plt Off G J Hetherington  5 Dec 1937  
Plt Off E V Hulbert 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off H G Muller 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off D G Stanley 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off A H Siminson 27 Nov 1937  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II F C Sheppard 21 Mar 1936  

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10 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sgt R A Cowan 29 Sep 1938 Killed in a flying accident
Sqn Ldr

Andrew McKee

28 Oct 1938 Posted to HQ, No 3 Group
Sqn Ldr R C E Catt 17 Nov 1938 Reported for duty and assumed command of 'B' Flight

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

Organisational Movements:  Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
xx Aug 1938 Squadron disposed of the Heyford IIs
10 Oct 1938 Squadron commenced re-equipment with Vickers Wellington Is
Wellington I
xx Nov 1938 Squadron disposed of the Heyford IIIs

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Wellington I RAF Mildenhall Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Henry E Walker

21 Jun 1937 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr J F Griffiths 22 Apr 1937  
Sqn Ldr R C E Catt 17 Nov 1938  
Flt Lt G E Peacock 18 Oct 1937  
Fg Off E H T Thwaites 29 Feb 1936  
Fg Off A M Smith 29 Feb 1936  
Fg Off G R Fielder 25 Oct 1936  
Fg Off J F P Brough 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off J L Beck  5 Dec 1937  
Plt Off J A H Cooper 22 May 1937  
Plt Off J P Dyer 22 May 1937  
Plt Off P Campbell 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J F Chandler 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off R H Dingle  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J R Brown  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off G L M Schrader 31 Dec 1937  
Plt Off J T I Challes 31 Dec 1937  
Plt Off T G Kirby-Green 25 Jan 1938  
Plt Off G J Hetherington  5 Dec 1937  
Plt Off E V Hulbert 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off H G Muller 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off D G Stanley 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off A H Siminson 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J M Hillier  5 Nov 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO F C Sheppard 21 Mar 1936  

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10 Airman Pilots

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off A M Smith  1 Apr 1937 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off D G Stanley  1 Apr 1937 Assumed duties of Adjutant

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Wellington I RAF Mildenhall Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Henry E Walker

21 Jun 1937 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr J F Griffiths 22 Apr 1937  
Sqn Ldr R C E Catt 17 Nov 1938  
Flt Lt G E Peacock 18 Oct 1937  
Fg Off E H T Thwaites 29 Feb 1936  
Fg Off A M Smith 29 Feb 1936  
Fg Off G R Fielder 25 Oct 1936  
Fg Off J F P Brough 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off J L Beck  5 Dec 1937  
Fg Off G J Hetherington  5 Dec 1937  
Fg Off G L M Schrader 31 Dec 1937  
Fg Off J T I Challes 31 Dec 1937  
Fg Off J P Dyer 22 May 1937  
Fg Off T G Kirby-Green 25 Jan 1938  
Fg Off J A H Cooper 22 May 1937  
Plt Off P Campbell 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J F Chandler 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off R H Dingle  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J R Brown  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off E V Hulbert 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off H G Muller 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off D G Stanley 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off A H Siminson 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J M Hillier  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off A J Payn 17 Dec 1938  
APO F N Lines  4 Mar 1939 RAFO
Warrant Officers
WO F C Sheppard 21 Mar 1936  
WO W J Frost 10 Jan 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Wellington I RAF Mildenhall Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Henry E Walker

21 Jun 1937 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr J F Griffiths 22 Apr 1937  
Sqn Ldr R C E Catt 17 Nov 1938  
Fg Off E H T Thwaites 29 Feb 1936  
Fg Off A M Smith 29 Feb 1936  
Fg Off G R Fielder 25 Oct 1936  
Fg Off J F P Brough 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off J L Beck  5 Dec 1937  
Fg Off G J Hetherington  5 Dec 1937  
Fg Off G L M Schrader 31 Dec 1937  
Fg Off J T I Challes 31 Dec 1937  
Fg Off J P Dyer 22 May 1937  
Fg Off T G Kirby-Green 25 Jan 1938  
Fg Off J A H Cooper 22 May 1937  
Plt Off P Campbell 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J F Chandler 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off R H Dingle  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off N A Burt 25 Feb 1939  
Plt Off E V Hulbert 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off H G Muller 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off D G Stanley 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off A H Siminson 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J M Hillier  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off A J Payn 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off F N Lines  5 Mar 1939  
Warrant Officers
WO F C Sheppard 21 Mar 1936  
WO W J Frost 10 Jan 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements May - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off A M Smith 24 May 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt wef 1 Apr 1939
Fg Off G R Fielder  8 Jun 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt wef 1 Apr 1939
In early August  1939 the squadron tool part in a Mobilisation exercise during which crews were declared to be missing (believed killed) with replacements being posted in but it is not clear whether these personnel remained with unit on conclusion of the exercise.  Most of the 'casualties' appear later in the records 'safe and well'.  There are no entries in the ORB between 9 August and 1 September 1939
Plt Off Knight  3 Sep 1939 Posted to No 215 Sqn
Plt Off Barnard  3 Sep 1939 Posted to No 215 Sqn
Plt Off Deaves  3 Sep 1939 Posted to No 215 Sqn
Plt Off Hoey  3 Sep 1939 Posted to No 215 Sqn
Fg Off J F Chandler  6 Sep 1939 Posted to No 9 Sqn
Plt Off F A H Lambart  6 Sep 1939 Reported for duty from No 115 Sqn
Plt Off A J Payn  7 Sep 1939 Posted to No 75 Sqn for training
Plt Off J T I Challes 11 Sep 1939 Posted to No 214 Sqn for training
Plt Off H P Evans 11 Sep 1939 Posted to No 214 Sqn for training
Fg Off O L Williams 11 Sep 1939 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off J P Trewby 11 Sep 1939 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn
Act Flt Lt G R Fielder 18 Sep 1939 Admitted to RAF Hospital, Halton
Wg Cdr

Henry E Walker

27 Sep 1939 Proceeded to HQ, No 54 Group pending posting
Sqn Ldr J F Griffiths 27 Sep 1939 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr and assumed command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr

Andrew McKee

28 Sep 1939 Reported for duty from HQ, No 3 Group
Plt Off J M Hillier 29 Sep 1939 Returned to unit from Air Gunnery Course at Boscombe Down
Fg Off A F Smith  5 Oct 1939 Reported for duty from No 215 Sqn
Plt Off N L Lewis  5 Oct 1939 Reported for duty from No 21 Sqn
Plt Off G L Crosby  5 Oct 1939 Reported for duty from No 215 Sqn
Plt Off F A H Lambart  7 Oct 1939 Attached to School of Air Navigation for Astro-Navigation Course
Plt Off J L Beck  8 Oct 1939 Attached to School of Air Navigation for No 1 War Course (Navigation)
Plt Off H S Taylor 14 Oct 1939 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off A H R Bourne 16 Oct 1939 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off A S W Prioleau 16 Oct 1939 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn
Act Flt Lt G R Fielder 20 Oct 1939 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot (Non-effective, sick) wef 22 Sep 1939
Fg Off J F P Brough 20 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt wef 18 Sep 1939
Fg Off D G Stanley 20 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt wef 6 Sep 1939
Plt Off A J Payn 23 Oct 1939 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn on completion of training
Plt Off A H R Bourne 23 Oct 1939 Posted to No 9 Sqn
Flt Lt A M Smith  8 Nov 1939 Posted to RAF Boscombe Down
Plt Lt J J McKenzie 18 Nov 1939 Reported for duty from No 65 Sqn pending assuming duties of Adjutant
Fg Off Thomas R Thomas 28 Nov 1939 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off J C Young 28 Nov 1939 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn
Fg Off G E B Stoney  6 Dec 1939 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off G L Crosby  9 Dec 1939 Posted No 38 Sqn
Sgt Beddow  9 Dec 1939 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn
Flt Lt E J Hetherington 14 Dec 1939 Died from injuries
Plt Off A J Payn 14 Dec 1939 Injured in flying accident and admitted to Newmarket Hospital
Cpl A Sharp 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
AC1 R Entwistle 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Sgt R H J Brace 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Sgt C D Caldwell 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Sgt R Allon 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
AC2 H Houldsworth 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Cpl E Corry 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Cpl T D Dodds 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Flt Sgt J E K Healey 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Sgt W F Antell 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Sgt B T Boram 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
LAC H E Beaumont 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
AC2 W R Pountain 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
LAC R Forsyth 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Fg Off J A H Cooper 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Fg Off J P Trewby 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
AC1 F G Hooker 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Cpl H G Whitehouse 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
LAC R T Carr 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Sgt G E F Martin 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Flt Sgt W H Downey 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Sgt T E Jones 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
AC2 F J Johnson 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
LAC D G Hodge 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Sgt F G Goodwin 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Sgt E B Morgan 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Plt Off N L Lewis 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Sgt H Hulme 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Sgt W J Atkins 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
AC1 R Heywood 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Cpl T Hunter 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
LAC C Watson 14 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Plt Off J Brain 15 Dec 1939 Attached from No 214 Sqn
LAC R H Willis 20 Dec 1939 Died from injuries
Plt Off J N Carter 20 Dec 1939 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off W H Thallon 20 Dec 1939 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

Organisational Movements:  May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
 2 Sep 1939 Squadron moved to Newmarket, leaving the maintenance facilities at RAF Mildenhall
 9 Sep 1939 Squadron received its first Wellington IA, N2870
Wellington IA
 9 Sep 1939 Squadron returned to RAF Mildenhall from Newmarket
11 Sep 1939 Squadron commenced moving to Elmdon
15 Sep 1939 Aircraft moved back to Newmarket, whilst personnel returned to RAF Mildenhall
19 Sep 1939 Sqn HQ moved to Newmarket but aircraft continued to proceed to Mildenhall prior to undertaking operations
26 Sep 1939 3 x Wellington IAs collected from RAF Hullavington
30 Sep 1939 Wellington I, L4222, collected by No 214 Sqn
 1 Oct 1939 Squadron re-organised on a section (three aircraft) basis with Squadron Maintenance Unit being at RAF Mildenhall
19 Oct 1939 Wellington IA, N2911, arrived at Mildenhall on allocation
20 Oct 1939 Wellington IA, N2912, arrived at Newmarket on allocation
21 Oct 1939 Wellington IAs, N2913 and N2914, arrived at Newmarket on allocation
26 Oct 1939 Wellington I, L4225, delivered to No 19 MU, RAF St Athan
31 Oct 1939 Wellington Is, L4244, L4228, L4309 and L4247 allotted to No 24 MU, RAF Ternhill
 5 Nov 1939 Orderly Room moved from RAF Mildenhall to Newmarket
28 Nov 1939 12 x aircraft and crews proceeded to RAF Lossiemouth
 4 Dec 1939 12 x aircraft and crews returned from RAF Lossiemouth
 6 Dec 1939 Wellington IA, N2999, arrived at Mildenhall from the manufacturers
16 Dec 1939 8 x new Wellington IAs delivered by ferry pilots to replace those lost on 14 Dec 1939

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

Personnel Movements Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Willis  3 Jan 1940 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn
Fg Off W H Carr-Birckbeck 10 Jan 1940 Air Gunner, reported for duty from Mildenhall
Plt Off Poole 10 Jan 1940 Air Gunner, reported for duty from Mildenhall
Sqn Ldr Bertram 12 Jan 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off W E Clarkson 19 Jan 1940 Reported for duty in the Operations Room
Sqn Ldr J H G Sarll 27 Jan 1940 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off J Salmond 27 Jan 1940 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off J S Trotter 31 Jan 1940 Air Gunner, reported for duty
Sqn Ldr R C E Catt 31 Jan 1940 Posted to RAF Uxbridge (Non-effective, sick) on admission to RAF Hospital, Matlock
Act Flt Lt D G Stanley  2 Feb 1940 Relinquished duties of Adjutant wef 1 Feb 1940
Plt Lt J J McKenzie  2 Feb 1940 Assumed duties of Adjutant wef 1 Feb 1940
Plt Off T J Warner  4 Feb 1940 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn
Fg Off J L Beck  5 Feb 1940 Reported for duty from School of Air Navigation as Sqn Navigation Instructor
Plt Off W E Clarkson  7 Feb 1940 Posted to RAF Honington
Plt Off Burt  9 Feb 1940 Proceeded to School of Air Navigation for Navigation Course
Plt Off Roman 12 Feb 1940 Posted to No 38 Sqn
Plt Off A H Draper 12 Feb 1940 Air Gunner, reported for duty from No 38 Sqn
Fg Off C L Gilbert 13 Feb 1940 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn
Fg Off J L Beck 14 Feb 1940 Posted to No 214 Sqn
Fg Off D G Stanley 15 Feb 1940 Attached to RAF Harwell for Group Pool training course
Fg Off G E B Stoney 23 Feb 1940 Posted to RAF Harwell
Fg Off O L Williams & crew 24 Feb 1940 Forced landed in Belgium and interned
Plt Off A Stewart  3 Mar 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J N Carter  3 Mar 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A K Saxon  3 Mar 1940 Killed in action
LAC J C Forster  3 Mar 1940 Killed in action
AC1 P W Corvan  3 Mar 1940 Killed in action
AC2 F Hart  3 Mar 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt T S Rivett-Carnac  8 Mar 1940 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn
Fg Off B W Currie  8 Mar 1940 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off P A Willatt  8 Mar 1940 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off B A Power  8 Mar 1940 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off D W Holford  8 Mar 1940 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off A H Draper  9 Mar 1940 Air Gunner, attached to RAF Mildenhall for operational duties
Act Wg Cdr J F Griffiths 12 Mar 1940 Promoted to Temp Wg Cdr wef 1 Mar 1940
Flt Lt T S Rivett-Carnac 13 Mar 1940 Posted to No 9 Sqn
Plt Off C J A G Brain 15 Mar 1940 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off E Evans 26 Mar 1940 Attached from RAF Mildenhall for temporary Intelligence duties
Fg Off B W Currie  1 Apr 1940 Attached to RAF Mildenhall for special duties
  R G Williams  1 Apr 1940 Appointed to a commission
Plt Off G J Lynes  2 Apr 1940 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off J L Moore  2 Apr 1940 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off D J D'Alton  2 Apr 1940 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn
Fg Off C L Gilbert  9 Apr 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt
Fg Off C L Gilbert 16 Apr 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt wef 23 Feb 1940
Fg Off A F Smith 18 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J G C Salmond 18 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Sgt E H Williams 18 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Cpl R S Bryson 18 Apr 1940 Killed in action
LAC F A B Haynes 18 Apr 1940 Killed in action
AC1 J Booth 18 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off P C Pickard 20 Apr 1940 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off J L Nocre 20 Apr 1940 Posted to No 215 Sqn
Plt Off W H Thallon 21 Apr 1940 Attached to RAE Farnborough for Short Oxygen Course
Plt Off M Rowell 22 Apr 1940 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn
Fg Off F A H Lambart 22 Apr 1940 Posted to No 214 Sqn
Plt Off W H Thallon 23 Apr 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAE Farnborough for Short Oxygen Course
Plt Off H G Muller  1 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off G A H Poole  1 May 1940 Killed in action
Flt Sgt J W L G Brent  1 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt P C Cunningham  1 May 1940 Killed in action
AC1 D Lilley  1 May 1940 Killed in action
AC1 J M O'Sullivan  1 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J H F Hansen  4 May 1940 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off T J Warner  4 May 1940 Posted to No 215 Sqn
Plt Off G M Rothwell 16 May 1940 Reported for duty from No 15 OTU
Plt Off R H Gordon 16 May 1940 Reported for duty from No 15 OTU
Plt Off G A Isbell 16 May 1940 Reported for duty from No 15 OTU
Fg Off O L Williams 16 May 1940 Returned to the unit from internment in Belgium
Plt Off J S Trotter 16 May 1940 Returned to the unit from internment in Belgium
Plt Off R A G Willis 16 May 1940 Returned to the unit from internment in Belgium
Plt Off D J D'Alton 16 May 1940 Attached to CGS for No 6 Advanced Course
Act Flt Lt J F P Brough 17 May 1940 Posted to RAF Bassingbourn
Act Flt Lt C L Gilbert 17 May 1940 Posted to RAF Harwell
Fg Off J P Dyer 22 May 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off O L Williams 22 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J S Trotter 25 May 1940 Attached to No 15 OTU for training
Plt Off J C Young 30 May 1930 Killed in action
Plt Off P D Short  2 Jun 1940 Reported for duty from No 15 OTU
Plt Off P A W Thomas  2 Jun 1940 Reported for duty from No 15 OTU
Plt Off A E Cooper  2 Jun 1940 Reported for duty from No 15 OTU
Flt Lt J Fulton  4 Jun 1940 Reported for duty from RAE Farnborough
Plt Off T J Warner  4 Jun 1940 Attached from No 215 Sqn
Plt Off T J Warner  5 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 215 Sqn
Plt Off A J Payn 10 Jun 1940 Reported for duty from No 1 RAF Depot
Plt Off J L Scott 11 Jun 1940 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn
Fg Off Thomas R Thomas 12 Jun 1940 Posted to No 11 OTU
Plt Off W E M Keller 13 Jun 1940 Reported for duty from No 15 OTU
Plt Off J W P Perkins 13 Jun 1940 Reported for duty from No 15 OTU
Plt Off G E Milnes 14 Jun 1940 Reported for duty from No 15 OTU
Wg Cdr J F Griffiths 15 Jun 1940 Detached to No 71 Wing
Sqn Ldr S S Bartram 15 Jun 1940 Detached to No 71 Wing
Flt Lt W H Carr-Birckbeck 15 Jun 1940 Detached to No 71 Wing
Flt Lt P C Pickard 15 Jun 1940 Detached to No 71 Wing
Plt Off P A W Thomas 15 Jun 1940 Detached to No 71 Wing
Plt Off R G Williams 15 Jun 1940 Detached to No 71 Wing
Plt Off G J Lynes 15 Jun 1940 Detached to No 71 Wing
Plt Off D W Holford 15 Jun 1940 Detached to No 71 Wing
Plt Off P D Short 15 Jun 1940 Detached to No 71 Wing
Plt Off C G A G Brain 15 Jun 1940 Detached to No 71 Wing
Plt Off R A G Willis 15 Jun 1940 Detached to No 71 Wing
Plt Off A H Draper 15 Jun 1940 Detached to No 71 Wing
Wg Cdr J F Griffiths 17 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 71 Wing
Sqn Ldr S S Bartram 17 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 71 Wing
Flt Lt W H Carr-Birckbeck 17 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 71 Wing
Flt Lt P C Pickard 17 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 71 Wing
Plt Off P A W Thomas 17 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 71 Wing
Plt Off R G Williams 17 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 71 Wing
Plt Off G J Lynes 17 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 71 Wing
Plt Off D W Holford 17 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 71 Wing
Plt Off P D Short 17 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 71 Wing
Plt Off C G A G Brain 1 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 71 Wing
Plt Off R A G Willis 17 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 71 Wing
Plt Off A H Draper 17 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 71 Wing
Plt Off A H Draper 17 Jun 1940 Posted to No 37 Sqn
Plt Off C G Christophers 17 Jun 1940 Reported for duty from No 11 OTU
Plt Off C O Bastian 17 Jun 1940 Reported for duty from No 11 OTU
Plt Off R G Williams 22 Jun 1940 Posted to RAF Harwell
Fg Off B W Currie 25 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Mildenhall on posting to No 15 Group, Mount Batten wef 31 May 1940
Wg Cdr R J A Ford 29 Jun 1940 Reported for duty and assumed command wef 11 Jun 1940
Flt Lt R E Curry 29 Jun 1940 Reported for duty wef 27 Jun 1940
Plt Off E A Morrison 29 Jun 1940 Reported for duty wef 27 Jun 1940
Plt Off F W H Simpson 29 Jun 1940 Reported for duty wef 27 Jun 1940
Plt Off A Minassian  3 Jul 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off A Minassian  3 Jul 1940 Attached to RAF Stradishall
Plt Off C G A G Brain  5 Jul 1940 Posted to No 20 OTU wef 3 Jul 1940
Plt Off A E Cooper  5 Jul 1940 Attached to Stirling Flight, Boscombe Down wef 3 Jul 1940
Plt Off R A G Willis  6 Jul 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Plt Off J W P Perkins  6 Jul 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt K A R MacArthur  6 Jul 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt G T Sexton  6 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt C J Scanlon  6 Jul 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Wg Cdr R J A Ford  6 Jul 1940 Attached to RAF Mildenhall wef 2 Jul 1940
Plt Off A W Belbin  6 Jul 1940 Attached to RAF Manby wef 1 Jul 1940
Plt Off A Minassian  8 Jul 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Stradishall
Plt Off A Minassian  8 Jul 1940 Attached to RAF Mildenhall
Flt Lt R E Curry 10 Jul 1940 Posted to No 214 Sqn
Plt Off P J Valachos 12 Jul 1940 Reported for duty wef 11 Jul 1940
Plt Off W T A Womack 12 Jul 1940 Reported for duty wef 11 Jul 1940
Plt Off E S Hallows 12 Jul 1940 Reported for duty wef 11 Jul 1940
Plt Off H F Towler 14 Jul 1940 Attached from RAF Mildenhall wef 13 Jul 1940
Plt Off J D Chown 17 Jul 1940 Reported for duty wef 16 Jul 1940
Plt Off B Parnell 17 Jul 1940 Reported for duty wef 16 Jul 1940
Plt Off C A Fraser-Petherbridge 17 Jul 1940 Reported for duty wef 16 Jul 1940
Plt Off D J D'Alton 18 Jul 1940 Posted to CGS
Flt Lt W H Carr-Birckbeck 18 Jul 1940 Posted to HQ No 1 Group
Plt Off B A Power 25 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J L Scott 25 Jul 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt H J Casselden 25 Jul 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt H F Heritage 25 Jul 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt A L Walker 25 Jul 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt K R Sellwood 25 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt P C Pickard 29 Jun 1940 Posted to No 333 Sqn
Wg Cdr J F Griffiths 30 Jul 1940 Posted to HQ, No 5 Group wef 15 Jun 1940
Plt Off R W Jones  2 Aug 1940 Reported for duty from No 11 OTU wef 31 Jul 1940
Plt Off M L Gauntlett  2 Aug 1940 Reported for duty from No 11 OTU wef 31 Jul 1940
Plt Off D G Martin  2 Aug 1940 Reported for duty from No 11 OTU wef 31 Jul 1940
Plt Off A O L Stevens  2 Aug 1940 Reported for duty from No 11 OTU wef 31 Jul 1940
Plt Off E A Morrison  1 Aug 1940 Posted to No 311 Sqn
Plt Off J B G Stratton  2 Aug 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off A W Pate 11 Aug 1940 Attached from RAF Mildenhall
Plt Off D W Holford 12 Aug 1940 Posted to No 11 OTU
Plt Off M C A Linden 12 Aug 1940 Reported for duty from No 15 OTU
Plt Off J P A Davidson 12 Aug 1940 Reported for duty from No 15 OTU
Sqn Ldr J B Black 14 Aug 1940 Reported for duty from No 11 OTU
Plt Off M M Henderson 14 Aug 1940 Reported for duty from No 11 OTU
Plt Off T H Bax 14 Aug 1940 Reported for duty from No 11 OTU
Plt Off A J Payn 16 Aug 1940 Posted to No 214 Sqn
Plt Off A Minassian 18 Aug 1940 Posted to No 333 Sqn
Plt Off F W H Stevens 20 Aug 1940 Attached to No 3 Group
Plt Off A E Cooper 21 Aug 1940 Posted to RAF Boscombe Down wef 3 Jul 1940
Fg Off E Evans 21 Aug 1940 Attached from RAF Mildenhall wef 8 Jul 1940
Plt Off W H Thallon 23 Aug 1940 Posted to RAF Bassingbourn
Plt Off F E Vivian 23 Aug 1940 Posted in from No 15 OTU
Plt Off H E De Forest 23 Aug 1940 Posted in from No 15 OTU
Plt Off J H M Davies 23 Aug 1940 Posted in from No 15 OTU
Plt Off J R Hoppe 23 Aug 1940 Posted in from No 15 OTU
Plt Off J J MacKenzie 29 Aug 1940 Posted to RAF Dyce
Plt Off P D Short 29 Aug 1940 Posted to RAF Bassingbourn
Plt Off H M Carpenter  2 Sep 1939 Posted in wef 13 Aug 1940
Plt Off G J Lynes  9 Sep 1940 Posted to CFS
Plt Off P A Willatt 10 Sep 1940 Posted to RAF Harwell
Flt Lt F G L Bain 11 Sep 1940 Posted in wef 8 Sep 1940
Sqn Ldr H B Bell 11 Sep 1940 Reported for duty
Sqn Ldr S S Bartram 13 Sep 1940 Posted to HQ, No 3 Group wef 7 Sep 1940
Flt Lt K T A Harvey 13 Sep 1940 Posted in wef 10 Sep 1940
Plt Off G C Milnes 14 Sep 1940 Posted to Reserve Flight, No 214 Sqn
Plt Off B Parnell 14 Sep 1940 Posted to Reserve Flight, No 214 Sqn
Plt Off M C A Linden 18 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt V Beverley 18 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt D T Heard 18 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt H E Smart 18 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt T Watson 18 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt M E L Wood 18 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off F W H Simpson 19 Sep 1940 Posted to No 2 School of General Reconnaissance wef 15 Sep 1940
Plt Off J S Trotter 19 Sep 1940 Posted to RAF Harwell wef 17 Sep 1940
Flt Lt F G L Bain 26 Sep 1940 Posted to No 75 Sqn wef 23 Sep 1940
Sqn Ldr F V H Wild 12 Oct 1940 Posted in wef 9 Oct 1940
Plt Off A R Head 12 Oct 1940 Posted in wef 9 Oct 1940
Plt Off L F Middleton 12 Oct 1940 Posted in wef 9 Oct 1940
Sqn Ldr C J Scott Dickins 14 Oct 1940 Posted in wef 12 Oct 1940
Sqn Ldr J Fulton 18 Oct 1940 Posted to No 311 Sqn wef 16 Oct 1940
Fg Off W E N Keller 13 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt D R Frederick 13 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A R Mattick 13 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt C H Douglas 13 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt B Shuttleworth 13 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A Wright 13 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off E S I Hallows 30 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off T H Bax  1 Nov 1940 Posted to No 9 Sqn wef 31 Oct 1940
Plt Off L F Berry  1 Nov 1940 Posted to No 9 Sqn wef 31 Oct 1940
Flt Lt R W Jones  7 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off A O L Stevens  7 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off M L Gauntlett  7 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt C D M Canning  7 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J Fraser  7 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt H C Westley  7 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J H M Davies  9 Nov 1940 Posted to No 214 Sqn wef 8 Nov 1940
Plt Off R H Gordon  9 Nov 1940 Posted to No 214 Sqn wef 8 Nov 1940
Plt Off M Rowell  9 Nov 1940 Posted to No 214 Sqn wef 8 Nov 1940
Fg Off A P Pritchard 17 Nov 1940 Posted to No 214 Sqn wef 16 Nov 1940
Plt Off O S Ogilvie 17 Nov 1940 Posted to No 214 Sqn wef 16 Nov 1940
Plt Off R G G M Marsden 18 Nov 1940 Posted in from No 15 OTU wef 13 Nov 1940
Plt Off L H Mercer 22 Nov 1940 Posted to No 20 OTU wef 20 Nov 1940
Plt Off T Fairhurst 22 Nov 1940 Posted to No 20 OTU wef 20 Nov 1940
Plt Off R G G M Marsden 25 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Flt Sgt F Swatton 25 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J A Bowler 25 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt W R A Dick 25 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A MacNab 25 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R W Powell 25 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off G D Chapman 28 Nov 1940 Posted in from No 37 Sqn
Plt Off J E K Marshall? 28 Nov 1940 Posted in from No 37 Sqn
Plt Off S B Hodgson? 28 Nov 1940 Posted in from No 37 Sqn
Plt Off ? 28 Nov 1940 Posted in from No 37 Sqn
Sqn Ldr H B Bell  2 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Mildenhall wef 1 Dec 1940
Plt Off G M Rothwell  2 Dec 1940 Posted to No 15 OTU
Flt Lt R H Jackson  3 Dec 1940 Posted in from No 15 OTU wef 2 Dec 1940
Fg Off F H Vivian  5 Dec 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Plt Off H G de Forest  5 Dec 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Plt Off J R Hoppe  5 Dec 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt E Gage  5 Dec 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt R E Bush  5 Dec 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt C H C Wright  5 Dec 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Plt Off P J Valachos 12 Dec 1940 Posted to Reserve Flight, No 214 Sqn wef 10 Dec 1940
Plt Off N Butler 13 Dec 1940 Posted to No 11 OTU wef 12 Dec 1940
Plt Off A W Belbin 16 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Boscombe Down wef 12 Dec 1940
Plt Off C A Fraser-Petherbridge 31 Dec 1940 Posted to No 11 OTU wef 28 Dec 1940
Plt Off R B Osborn 31 Dec 1940 Posted in No 15 OTU wef 27 Dec 1940
Plt Off I O N Smith 31 Dec 1940 Posted in No 11 OTU wef 28 Dec 1940
Plt Off W N Dixon 31 Dec 1940 Posted in No 15 OTU wef 30 Dec 1940
Plt Off P A Goodwyn 31 Dec 1940 Posted in No 15 OTU wef 30 Dec 1940

Source - No 99 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/788)

Organisational Movements:  Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
xx Mar 1940 Squadron commenced re-equipment with Wellington ICs
xx Apr 1940 Squadron completed re-equipment with Wellington ICs

Source - 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

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