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No 206 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


[Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Personnel Movements: Jun 1936 - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr A H Love 15 Jun 1936 Assumed command of No 206 Sqn on formation
Wg Cdr Francis J Vincent 13 Jul 1936 Assumed command of No 206 Sqn
Sqn Ldr A H Love 13 Jul 1936 Relinquished command of No 206 Sqn
Wg Cdr H O Long 22 Oct 1936 Assumed command of No 206 Sqn
Wg Cdr Francis J Vincent 22 Oct 1936 Relinquished command of No 206 Sqn
Wg Cdr Francis J Vincent  5 Nov 1936 Relinquished command of No 206 Sqn

Source - No 206 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1221)

Organisational Movements: Jun 1936 - Jul 1937

Date Notes
15 Jun 1936

Reformed at Manston from 'C' Flight of No 48 Squadron, under the control of No 23 Group

Anson I
30 Jul 1936 Squadron moved from RAF Manston to RAF Bircham Newton
 4 Aug 1936 Squadron was transferred from No 23 Group, Training Command to Coastal Command
14 Sep 1936 Squadron commenced the conversion training of pilots from FTS for GR squadrons
 6 Jun 1937 Squadron ceased conversion training

Source - No 206 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1221)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Anson I RAF Bircham Newton Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr H O Long  2 Oct 1936 Officer Commanding, DSO
Sqn Ldr G M Buxton  7 Oct 1936
Flt Lt W N H Banks 19 Jul 1936  
Flt Lt E F Porter  9 Sep 1936  
Plt Off P J K Pike 26 Jul 1936  
Plt Off E Banthorpe 26 Jul 1936  
Plt Off J A Chorlton 14 Jul 1936  
Plt Off A R Atkins 14 Jul 1936  
Plt Off D K Banks 21 Jul 1936  
Plt Off W H Biddell  4 Oct 1936  
Plt Off B E Dobb  4 Oct 1936  

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5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jun 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr H O Long  9 May 1938 Relinquished command of No 206 Sqn on posting to HQ Bomber Command
Sqn Ldr H H Martin  9 May 1938 Assumed command of No 206 Sqn

Source - No 206 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1221)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
 3 Jan 1938 Squadron proceeded to RAF Leuchars for Annual Armament Training
31 Jan 1938 Squadron returned from RAF Leuchars on completion of Annual Armament Training
11 Mar 1938 The Squadron Badge which had been authorised by HM King George VI was presented by the AOC, No 16 Group
 badge

Source - No 206 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1221)

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
Avro Anson I RAF Bircham Newton Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr H H Martin  3 May 1938 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt R C Gordon 12 Nov 1937 RCAF
Fg Off P J K Pike 26 Jul 1936  
Fg Off E Banthorpe 26 Jul 1936  
Fg Off A R Atkins 14 Jul 1936  
Fg Off W H Biddell  4 Oct 1936  
Plt Off G F Dean 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off Frank Hume 30 Jun 1937 later A/Cdre
Plt Off D P Marvin 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off R E G Van der Kist 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off K B Corbould 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J W B Davis 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off B O Dias 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J R S Romanes 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off M A Scott 30 Jun 1937
Plt Off R H Thompson 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J F Ross  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off P C Rolt  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off G D O de Le M Hutchesson  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off H G D Devey  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off E A Good  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off L R Cohen 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off A R Holmes 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off R T Hunn 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off A M G Lywood 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off D D McPetrie 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J R Bland 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off P D Dear 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off A S Mirylees 15 Nov 1937  
Plt Off G H Wherry 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off A F Binks 27 Nov 1937  

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16 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Act Flt Lt P J K Pike  1 Nov 1938 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off M A Scott  1 Nov 1938 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 R W S Rae  1 Nov 1938 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 D A Wilson  1 Nov 1938 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 206 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1221)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Anson I RAF Bircham Newton Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr H H Martin  3 May 1938 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr L W Burgess  1 Dec 1938
Act Flt Lt E Banthorpe 26 Jul 1936  
Act Flt Lt A R Atkins 14 Jul 1936  
Fg Off W H Biddell  4 Oct 1936  
Plt Off G F Dean 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off Frank Hume 30 Jun 1937 later A/Cdre
Plt Off D P Marvin 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off R E G Van der Kist 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J W B Davis 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off B O Dias 30 Jun 1937
Plt Off J R S Romanes 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off G D O de Le M Hutchesson  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off E A Good  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off A R Holmes 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off R T Hunn 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off D D McPetrie 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J R Bland 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off A S Mirylees 15 Nov 1937  
APO G W Brant 29 Oct 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Narborough H D'Aeth

 9 Jan 1939 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 206 Sqn
Sqn Ldr H H Martin 13 Jan 1939 Relinquished command of No 206 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Narborough H D'Aeth

13 Jan 1939 Assumed command of No 206 Sqn
Sqn Ldr H H Martin 23 Jan 1939 Posted to RAF Staff College
Sqn Ldr

Narborough H D'Aeth

 1 Apr 1939 Promoted to Wg Cdr

Source - No 206 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1221)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
 9 Jan 1939 Squadron proceeded to RAF Leuchars for Annual Armament Training
28 Jan 1939 Squadron returned from RAF Leuchars on completion of Annual Armament Training
xx Apr 1939 Squadron adopted the code letters from 'WD'*

Source - No 206 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1221), except *

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Anson I RAF Bircham Newton Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Frederick L Pearce

16 Jan 1939 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Narborough H D'Aeth

 9 Jan 1939 Officer Commanding; later AVM
Sqn Ldr H H Martin  3 May 1938
Sqn Ldr L W Burgess  1 Dec 1938
Act Flt Lt A R Atkins 14 Jul 1936  
Fg Off W H Biddell  4 Oct 1936  
Plt Off Frank Hume 30 Jun 1937 later A/Cdre
Plt Off D P Marvin 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off R E G Van der Kist 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J W B Davis 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off B O Dias 30 Jun 1937
Plt Off J R S Romanes 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off G D O de Le M Hutchesson  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off E A Good  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off A R Holmes 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off R T Hunn 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off D D McPetrie 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J R Bland 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off A S Mirylees 15 Nov 1937  
Plt Off G W Brant 29 Oct 1938  
APO N A Edwards 14 Jan 1939  
APO M D Evans 14 Jan 1939  
APO D M Harry 14 Jan 1939  
APO S R Henderson 14 Jan 1939  
APO R Stevenson  2 Feb 1939  
APO C A S Greenhill  4 Mar 1939  
APO G P Watson  4 Mar 1939  
Warrant Officer
WO G W Leedham  2 Mar 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Anson I RAF Bircham Newton Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Narborough H D'Aeth

 9 Jan 1939 Officer Commanding; later AVM
Wg Cdr

Frederick L Pearce

16 Jan 1939 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr H H Martin  3 May 1938
Sqn Ldr L W Burgess  1 Dec 1938
Act Flt Lt A R Atkins 14 Jul 1936  
Act Flt Lt W H Biddell  4 Oct 1936  
Act Flt Lt J R S Romanes 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off Frank Hume 30 Jun 1937 later A/Cdre
Fg Off J W B Davis 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off B O Dias 30 Jun 1937
Plt Off D P Marvin 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off R E G Van der Kist 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off G D O de Le M Hutchesson  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off E A Good  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off A R Holmes 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off R T Hunn 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off D D McPetrie 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J R Bland 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off A S Mirylees 15 Nov 1937  
Plt Off G W Brant 29 Oct 1938  
Plt Off R Stevenson  2 Feb 1939  
APO N A Edwards 14 Jan 1939  
APO M D Evans 14 Jan 1939  
APO D M Harry 14 Jan 1939  
APO S R Henderson 14 Jan 1939  
APO C A S Greenhill  4 Mar 1939  
APO G P Watson  4 Mar 1939  
Warrant Officer
WO G W Leedham  2 Mar 1938  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off J W B Davis  1 Sep 1939 Attached to No 149 Sqn for duty as GR Observer
Plt Off S R Henderson  1 Sep 1939 Attached to No 149 Sqn for duty as GR Observer
Sgt Plt C R Alexander  1 Sep 1939 Attached to No 149 Sqn for duty as GR Observer
Sgt Plt C N Crook  1 Sep 1939 Attached to No 149 Sqn for duty as GR Observer
Sqn Ldr W A Hughes  3 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Thorney Island
Plt Off L H Edwards  5 Sep 1939 Failed to return from a patrol, later reported to be a POW
Sgt A O Heslop  5 Sep 1939 Killed in action
LAC J Quilter  5 Sep 1939 Killed in action
AC1 G Sheffield  5 Sep 1939 Killed in action
Fg Off J W B Davis 11 Sep 1939 Ceased to be attached to No 149 Sqn for duty as GR Observer
Plt Off S R Henderson 11 Sep 1939 Ceased to be attached to No 149 Sqn for duty as GR Observer
Sgt Plt C R Alexander 11 Sep 1939 Ceased to be attached to No 149 Sqn for duty as GR Observer
Sgt Plt C N Crook 11 Sep 1939 Ceased to be attached to No 149 Sqn for duty as GR Observer
Fg Off D P Marvin 16 Sep 1939 Attached to Bomber Command for duty as GR Observer
Sgt Plt Tansley 16 Sep 1939 Attached to Bomber Command for duty as GR Observer
Sgt Plt E Abbott 16 Sep 1939 Attached to Bomber Command for duty as GR Observer
Plt Off Stocken 16 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Hucknall
Plt Off Stocken 30 Nov 1939 Assumed command of the Moth Flight
Plt Off Stocken 30 Nov 1939 Assumed command of the Moth Flight
Plt Off Knowles 30 Nov 1939 Allocated to the Moth Flight
Plt Off Carmichael 30 Nov 1939 Allocated to the Moth Flight
Plt Off Carr 30 Nov 1939 Allocated to the Moth Flight
Plt Off Ward 30 Nov 1939 Allocated to the Moth Flight
Plt Off Hodgkinson 30 Nov 1939 Allocated to the Moth Flight
Plt Off J H Grimes  6 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Sgt V D Macmillan  6 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Cpl H J Cockayne  6 Dec 1939 Killed in action
LAC J C Bagley  6 Dec 1939 Killed in action

Source - No 206 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1221)

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
xx Sep 1939 Squadron changed its code letters from 'WD' to 'VX'*
Anson I of No 206 Squadron (camouflage scheme)
10 Oct 1939 'A' Flight proceeded to RAF Hooton Park
30 Nov 1939 A Moth Flight was formed at RAF Hooton Park under the control of 'A' Flight
30 Nov 1939 Personnel of 'A' Flight at RAF Hooton Park proceeded to RAF Silloth for conversion to Hudsons

Source - No 206 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1221), except*

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off A S Mirylees  5 Jan 1940 Posted to Canada
Plt Off L B Small  5 Jan 1940 Attached from No 42 Sqn
Plt Off Russells  5 Jan 1940 Attached from No 42 Sqn
Plt Off Bowen  5 Jan 1940 Attached from No 42 Sqn
Plt Off Clark  5 Jan 1940 Attached from No 42 Sqn
Plt Off L B Small  6 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached on posting from No 42 Sqn
Plt Off Russells  6 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached on posting from No 42 Sqn
Plt Off Bouwens  6 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached on posting from No 42 Sqn
Plt Off Clark  6 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached on posting from No 42 Sqn
Fg Off A R Holmes  9 Jan 1940 Posted to No 203 Sqn, Aden
Plt Off Bernitt  9 Jan 1940 Posted to No 203 Sqn, Aden
Sqn Ldr Carr  8 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Sqn Ldr - Flying
Plt Off R Rustom 26 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Curtis 26 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt Cave 26 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt Sims 26 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off B O Dias  5 Mar 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt to command 'C' Flight
LAC E Townend  3 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off I L Gray 12 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt M Moore 12 May 1940 Killed in action
LAC R J Sloan 12 May 1940 Killed in action
AC1 B Gill 12 May 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off G D O de Le M Hutchesson 18 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off A Bouwens 18 May 1940 Killed in action
Cpl R E Gumbrill 18 May 1940 Killed in action
AC1 J L Durant 18 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off R J Lennox-French 18 May 1940 Killed in action
Flt Sgt G A Turner 18 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt E Abbott 18 May 1940 Killed in action
AC1 W A Tomlinson 18 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt E A Judge 19 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt W Jones 19 May 1940 Killed in action
Cpl A J Metcalfe 19 May 1940 Killed in action
AC1 H C Mewett 19 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J A Clark 22 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off M J Giles 22 May 1940 Killed in action
LAC L J Britton 22 May 1940 Killed in action
AC1 J F Peel 22 May 1940 Killed in action
Wg Cdr

Narborough H D'Aeth

19 Jun 1940 Relinquished command of No 206 Sqn
Wg Cdr John Constable-Roberts 19 Jun 1940 Assumed command of No 206 Sqn
Plt Off R T Kean  5 Aug 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off R Rustom  5 Aug 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt F H Hull  5 Aug 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt D Mannion  5 Aug 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off J R H Lascelles 14 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off J G I Acheson 14 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J T Farlowe 14 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R E Garstin 14 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off D E Teden 15 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J L De Keyser 15 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt W Kent 15 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J Steel 15 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off H A Skeats 19 Nov 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt P L Brace 19 Nov 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt S Bradley 19 Nov 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt J H Moss 19 Nov 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off R Ward 20 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off K J Dobbie 20 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt G R Ellerington 20 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt N G Riddell 20 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 206 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1222)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
26 Mar 1940 First two Lockheed Hudson Is ferried from RAF Silloth by 'A' Flight
Hudson I of No 206 Squadron
27 Mar 1940 1 x Hudson I delivered from RAF Silloth
28 Mar 1940 1 x Hudson I delivered from RAF Silloth
29 Mar 1940 1 x Hudson I delivered from RAF Silloth
30 Mar 1940 2 x Hudson Is delivered from RAF Silloth
30 Mar 1940 'A' Flight returned from RAF Silloth on completion of Hudson conversion
31 Mar 1940 'A' Flight commenced armament training on Hudsons
 1 Apr 1940 'B' Flight proceeded to RAF Ringway for conversion on Hudsons
 4 Apr 1940 1 x Hudson I delivered from RAF Silloth
12 Apr 1940 'A' Flight commenced operations with Hudsons
xx Oct 1940 Squadron commenced re-equipment with Hudson IIs
Hudson II of No 206 Squadron

Source - No 206 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1222)

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