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No 207 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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Organisational Movements: Feb - Apr 1920

Date Notes
 1 Feb 1920 Reformed at RAF Bircham Newton as a cadre based on a nucleus provided by No 274 Squadron.

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

April 1920 (Cadre)

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
No equipment Bircham Newton Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Rank Name Branch Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur W Tedder A Officer Commanding; later MRAF
Flt Lt Arthur N Benge A Flight Commander
Flt Lt Geoffrey H Hooper A Flight Commander, MC, DFC
Fg Off Robert H Parry Med  
Fg Off Eugene J McLoughlin A  
Fg Off Frank L Hopps A AFC; later AVM
Obs Off Christopher W H Moller O  
Fg Off Allan L A Perry-Keene A later AVM
Fg Off Lawrence A W Deane A  
Fg Off Hugh Nelson T  
Obs Off Christopher C Abraham O  
Plt Off Amos V Pepperell T  

Source - April 1920 Air Force List

July 1920 (Cadre)

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
No equipment Bircham Newton Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur W Tedder A  1 Feb 1920 Officer Commanding; later MRAF
Flt Lt Arthur N Benge A 17 Feb 1920 Flight Commander
Flt Lt Geoffrey H Hooper A 17 Dec 1919 Flight Commander, MC, DFC
Fg Off Phillip A Hall Med  1 Apr 1920 MB, BA
Fg Off John R Ramsay Stores  7 Jun 1920  
Fg Off Frank L Hopps A 10 Sep 1919 AFC; later AVM
Obs Off Christopher W H Moller O  1 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Allan L A Perry-Keene A 19 Nov 1919 later AVM
Fg Off Lawrence A W Deane A 16 Feb 1919  
Fg Off Hugh Nelson T xx xxx 1919  
Obs Off Christopher C Abraham O 29 Nov 1919

 

Source - July 1920 Air Force List

August 1920 (Cadre)

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
No equipment Bircham Newton Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur W Tedder A  1 Feb 1920 Officer Commanding; later MRAF
Flt Lt Arthur N Benge A 17 Feb 1920 Flight Commander
Flt Lt Geoffrey H Hooper A 17 Dec 1919 Flight Commander, MC, DFC
Fg Off Eugene J McLoughlin A    
Fg Off Frank L Hopps A 10 Sep 1919 AFC; later AVM
Obs Off Christopher W H Moller O  1 Mar 1920  
Obs Off Christopher C Abraham O 29 Nov 1919
Fg Off Allan L A Perry-Keene A 19 Nov 1919 later AVM
Fg Off John R Ramsay Stores  7 Jun 1920  
Fg Off Hugh Nelson T xx xxx 1919  
Fg Off Lawrence A W Deane A 16 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Seymour C Harker A 27 Jul 1920  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Phillip A Hall Med  1 Apr 1920 MB, BA

Source - August 1920 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Aug 1920 - Jul 1921

Date Notes
xx Apr 1921 Squadron was equipped with De Havilland DH9As
DH 9A of No 207 Squadron

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

July 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Bircham Newton Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur W Tedder A  1 Feb 1920 Officer Commanding; later MRAF
Flt Lt Leonard J St G Bayly A 14 Mar 1921  
Flt Lt Geoffrey H Hooper A 17 Dec 1919 MC, DFC
Flt Lt

Arthur D Pryor

A  1 Apr 1921  
Flt Lt Edmund M Pizey A 25 Apr 1921  
Fg Off

Henry D O'Neill

A  9 May 1921 AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Godfrey C O'Donnell A 12 Apr 1921 DFC
Fg Off William J Walsh A  1 May 1921  
Fg Off Evelyn A Locke-Waters A  1 May 1921  
Fg Off Herbert G Sawyer A 26 Mar 1921 AFC
Fg Off Charles E Barraclough A 16 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Capel S Whellock A 29 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Willian J Millen A 11 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Eric J Moule A  1 Apr 1921  
Fg Off John Sutherland A 27 Aug 1920 MBE
Fg Off Harry N V Le V Noel A 21 Feb 1921  
Obs Off Bernard J Malyan O  8 Mar 1921
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Henry B Smith Med  4 Oct 1920 MB

Source - July 1921 Air Force List

Branches: A = Aeroplane, A & S = Aeroplane and Seaplane, Med = Medical O = Observer, T = Technical

April 1922

Source - April 1922 Air Force List

July 1922

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Bircham Newton Inland Area/No 11 Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur W Tedder  1 Feb 1920 Officer Commanding; later MRAF
Flt Lt John F Gordon 28 Nov 1921 DFC
Flt Lt John S Holloway 28 Nov 1921  
Flt Lt William R S Humphreys 16 Sep 1921 AFC
Flt Lt Clarence E W Lockyer 26 Apr 1922 later AVM
Flt Lt Richard M Trevethan 28 Nov 1921 MC
Fg Off

Lambert Eardley-Wilmot

14 Nov 1921  
Fg Off Leonard M Elworthy 21 Nov 1921  
Fg Off William E Knowlden 15 May 1922  
Fg Off

Sidney E Storrar

28 Nov 1921 later AVM
Fg Off Lionel L Leleu 15 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Charles D Palmer 15 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Charlton Hallawell 21 Nov 1921 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Lawrence A W Deane  7 Nov 1921  
Fg Off Frederick J H Ayscough 18 Apr 1922  
Fg Off Capel S Whellock 29 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Herbert G Rowe 21 Nov 1921  
Fg Off Herbert E King  1 May 1922  
Fg Off Sydney C Rose 25 Mar 1922  
Fg Off

Harold A Haines

15 Mar 1922 DFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Charles S Hartung 21 Nov 1921 MM
Fg Off Archibald H H MacDonald 15 May 1922  
Fg Off Michael W C Ridgeway 12 Jul 1921  
Fg Off Hubert S R Burt 12 Jul 1921  
Plt Off Maurice H Ely 29 Mar 1922  
Plt Off Thomas W S Brown 15 May 1922  
Plt Off Edwin S Edwardes 15 May 1922  
Plt Off Harry E Greenberry 15 May 1922  
Plt Off Ernest C Moon 15 May 1922  
Plt Off Arthur D H Foster 29 Mar 1922  
Plt Off Ralph A B Stone 20 Dec 1921  
Stores Officer
Fg Off Herbert J Payne  1 Apr 1922
Accountants
Fg Off William E Fisher 22 May 1922 MC
Fg Off Alfred E Scaife 25 Oct 1921
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Henry B Smith  4 Oct 1920 MB

Source - July 1922 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1922 - Apr 1923

Date Notes
26 Sep 1922 Advance Party departed RAF Bircham Newton  for Liverpool
28 Sep 1922 Main Party departed RAF Bircham Newton  for Liverpool
29 Sep 1922 OC and first party embarked on SS Eboe and set sail for Turkey
30 Sep 1922 Second party embarked on SS Khartoum and set sail for Turkey
 3 Oct 1922 Two officers departed on overland route to Turkey
 6 Oct 1922 Two officers who had travelled overland arrived at San Stephano, Turkey
10 Oct 1922 SS Eboe arrived at San Stephano, Turkey
11 Oct 1922 SS Khartoum arrived at San Stephano, Turkey

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

May 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A San Stephano Constantinople Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur W Tedder  1 Feb 1920 Officer Commanding; later MRAF
Flt Lt Arthur N Benge 28 Sep 1922  
Flt Lt

Arthur D Pryor

21 Jun 1922 later AVM
Flt Lt Phillip H Cummings  1 Aug 1922 DFC
Flt Lt Richard M Trevethan 28 Nov 1921 MC
Fg Off

Lambert Eardley-Wilmot

14 Nov 1921  
Fg Off Leonard M Elworthy 21 Nov 1921  
Fg Off William E Knowlden 15 May 1922  
Fg Off

Sidney E Storrar

28 Nov 1921 later AVM
Fg Off Charles D Palmer 15 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Charlton Hallawell 21 Nov 1921 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Capel S Whellock 29 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Herbert G Rowe 21 Nov 1921  
Fg Off Reginald J Willson 25 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Archibald H H MacDonald 15 May 1922  
Fg Off Maurice H Ely 29 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Thomas W S Brown 15 May 1922  
Fg Off Edwin S Edwardes 15 May 1922  
Fg Off Ernest C Moon 15 May 1922  
Fg Off Arthur D H Foster 29 Mar 1922  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Herbert J Payne  1 Apr 1922
Fg Off Alfred E Scaife 25 Oct 1921 Accountant
Medical Branch
Hon Flt Lt Harold W Street 21 Sep 1922 MB

Source - May 1923 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Apr - Jul 1923

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon Flt Lt Harold W Street 24 Apr 1923 Died in hospital

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

July 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A San Stephano Constantinople Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur W Tedder  1 Feb 1920 Officer Commanding; later MRAF
Flt Lt Arthur N Benge 28 Sep 1922  
Flt Lt

Arthur D Pryor

21 Jun 1922 later AVM
Flt Lt Phillip H Cummings  1 Aug 1922 DFC
Flt Lt Richard M Trevethan 28 Nov 1921 MC
Fg Off

Lambert Eardley-Wilmot

14 Nov 1921  
Fg Off Leonard M Elworthy 21 Nov 1921  
Fg Off William E Knowlden 15 May 1922  
Fg Off

Sidney E Storrar

28 Nov 1921 later AVM
Fg Off Charles D Palmer 15 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Charlton Hallawell 21 Nov 1921 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Capel S Whellock 29 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Herbert G Rowe 21 Nov 1921  
Fg Off Reginald J Willson 25 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Archibald H H MacDonald 15 May 1922  
Fg Off Maurice H Ely 29 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Thomas W S Brown 15 May 1922  
Fg Off Edwin S Edwardes 15 May 1922  
Fg Off Ernest C Moon 15 May 1922  
Fg Off Arthur D H Foster 29 Mar 1922  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Herbert J Payne  1 Apr 1922
Fg Off Alfred E Scaife 25 Oct 1921 Accountant
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Henry B Smith  4 Oct 1920 MB

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1923 - Jan 1924

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Vivian Gaskell-Blackburn 24 Jul 1923 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 207 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Arthur W Tedder  6 Aug 1923 Relinquished command of No 207 Sqn on posting to RN Staff College
Sqn Ldr Vivian Gaskell-Blackburn  6 Aug 1923 Assumed command of No 207 Sqn
Fg Off Capel S Whellock xx Sep 1923 Posted to No 208 Sqn

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1923 - Jan 1924

Date Notes
23 Sep 1923 Squadron embarked on HMS Vedic and set sail for the UK
 3 Oct 1923 HMS Vedic arrived in Southampton, squadron disembarked and proceeded to RAF Eastchurch

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

January 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A RAF Eastchurch Inland Area/No 1 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Vivian Gaskell-Blackburn 24 Jul 1923 Officer Commanding, DSC, AFC
Flt Lt Arthur N Benge 28 Sep 1922  
Flt Lt

Arthur D Pryor

21 Jun 1922 later AVM
Flt Lt Phillip H Cummings  1 Aug 1922 DFC
Flt Lt Leonard M Elworthy 21 Nov 1921  
Fg Off

Lambert Eardley-Wilmot

14 Nov 1921  
Fg Off William E Knowlden 15 May 1922  
Fg Off Charles D Palmer 15 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Charlton Hallawell 21 Nov 1921 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Herbert G Rowe 21 Nov 1921  
Fg Off John W F Merer 28 Nov 1923 later AVM
Fg Off Reginald J Willson 25 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Archibald H H MacDonald 15 May 1922  
Fg Off Maurice H Ely 29 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Thomas W S Brown 15 May 1922  
Fg Off Edwin S Edwardes 15 May 1922  
Fg Off Arthur D H Foster 29 Mar 1922  
Fg Off

Lionel H Weedon

15 Oct 1923  
Plt Off Francis J Fressanges  3 Oct 1923 later AM
Plt Off Norman A P Pritchett  3 Oct 1923 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off Herbert J Payne  1 Apr 1922
Accountant
Fg Off Alfred E Scaife 25 Oct 1921

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - May 1924

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Louis W Dickens 19 Jan 1924 Arrived from RAF College on appointment to a Permanent Commission, wef 19 Dec 1923
Plt Off Francis W L C Beaumont 19 Jan 1924 Arrived from RAF College on appointment to a Permanent Commission, wef 19 Dec 1923
Fg Off Bernard G Pool  4 Mar 1924 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot
Flt Lt Phillip H Cummings 19 Mar 1924 Appointed to a Permanent Commission

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

Organisational Movements: Jan - May 1924

Date Notes
15 May 1924 Squadron detached to RAF Spittlegate
25 Jun 1924 Squadron moved to RAF Northolt
30 Jun 1924 Squadron returned to RAF Eastchurch

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

May 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A RAF Eastchurch Inland Area/No 1 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Vivian Gaskell-Blackburn 24 Jul 1923 Officer Commanding, DSC, AFC
Flt Lt Arthur N Benge 28 Sep 1922  
Flt Lt

Arthur D Pryor

21 Jun 1922 later AVM
Flt Lt Phillip H Cummings  1 Aug 1922 DFC
Flt Lt Leonard M Elworthy 21 Nov 1921  
Fg Off

Lambert Eardley-Wilmot

14 Nov 1921  
Fg Off William E Knowlden 15 May 1922  
Fg Off Charles D Palmer 15 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Charlton Hallawell 21 Nov 1921 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Herbert G Rowe 21 Nov 1921  
Fg Off John W F Merer 28 Nov 1923 later AVM
Fg Off Reginald J Willson 25 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Archibald H H MacDonald 15 May 1922  
Fg Off Maurice H Ely 29 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Thomas W S Brown 15 May 1922  
Fg Off Edwin S Edwardes 15 May 1922  
Fg Off Arthur D H Foster 29 Mar 1922  
Fg Off

Lionel H Weedon

15 Oct 1923  
Fg Off Bernard G Pool  4 Mar 1924  
Plt Off Francis J Fressanges  3 Oct 1923 later AM
Plt Off Norman A P Pritchett  3 Oct 1923 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Louis W Dickens 19 Dec 1923 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Francis W L C Beaumont 19 Dec 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Herbert J Payne  1 Apr 1922
Accountant
Fg Off Alfred E Scaife 25 Oct 1921

Source - May 1924 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May 1924 - Jul 1925

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off John W F Merer  2 Aug 1924 Posted to RAE, Farnborough, wef 1 Aug 1924
Plt Off Frank M Denny 30 Aug 1924 Arrived from RAF College on appointment to a Permanent Commission, wef 31 Jul 1924
Plt Off Francis W L C Beaumont 18 Sep 1924 Posted to No 30 Sqn, Iraq
Fg Off Archibald H H MacDonald  3 Nov 1924 Posted to Armament and Gunnery School
Fg Off

Lambert Eardley-Wilmot

 3 Nov 1924 Posted to No 28 Sqn, India
Fg Off Reginald J Willson  3 Nov 1924 Posted to No 31 Sqn, India
Flt Lt

Arthur D Pryor

14 Mar 1925 Posted to the Air Ministry as PA to the CAS
Flt Lt Arthur N Benge 31 Mar 1925 Posted to the RA F Depot, pending posting to the Directorate of Personal Services
Flt Lt Herbert S Boughall 14 Apr 1923 Arrived on posting from Overseas
Plt Off M E de L Hayes 21 Apr 1925 Arrived on posting from No 39 Sqn
Plt Off M E de L Hayes 18 May 1925 Posted to No 2 Sqn

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

Organisational Movements: May 1924 - Jul 1925

Date Notes
15 May 1924 Squadron detached to RAF Spittlegate
25 Jun 1924 Squadron moved to RAF Northolt
30 Jun 1924 Squadron returned to RAF Eastchurch

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

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
De Havilland DH9A RAF Eastchurch Inland Area/No 1 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Vivian Gaskell-Blackburn 24 Jul 1923 Officer Commanding, DSC, AFC
Flt Lt Phillip H Cummings  1 Aug 1922 DFC
Flt Lt Leonard M Elworthy 21 Nov 1921  
Flt Lt Herbert S Boughall 14 Apr 1923 MC, DFC
Fg Off

Lambert Eardley-Wilmot

14 Nov 1921  
Fg Off William E Knowlden 15 May 1922  
Fg Off Charles D Palmer 15 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Charlton Hallawell 21 Nov 1921 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Herbert G Rowe 21 Nov 1921  
Fg Off Maurice H Ely 29 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Thomas W S Brown 15 May 1922  
Fg Off Edwin S Edwardes 15 May 1922  
Fg Off Arthur D H Foster 29 Mar 1922  
Fg Off

Lionel H Weedon

15 Oct 1923  
Fg Off Bernard G Pool  4 Mar 1924  
Fg Off Michael J DuCray  4 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Francis J Fressanges  3 Oct 1923 later AM
Fg Off Norman A P Pritchett  3 Oct 1923 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Louis W Dickens 19 Dec 1923 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Ronald A Ford 16 Feb 1925  
Plt Off Aubrey N Francombe 16 Feb 1925  
Plt Off Frank M Denny 31 Jul 1924  

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3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Herbert J Payne  1 Apr 1922
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Alfred E Scaife 25 Oct 1921

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1925 - Mar 1926

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Norman A P Pritchett  1 Jul 1925 Posted to No 43 Sqn
Fg Off Francis G Cator  7 Jul 1925 Arrived on posting from HQ Coastal Area
Fg Off William E Knowlden 20 Jul 1925 Posted to No 100 Sqn
Fg Off Bernard G Pool 29 Jul 1925 Posted to RAF Depot
Plt Off J D Armour 31 Jul 1925 Arrived from RAF College on appointment to a Permanent Commission, wef 30 Jul 1925
Plt Off Basil A C Danbury 31 Jul 1925 Arrived from RAF College on appointment to a Permanent Commission, wef 30 Jul 1925
Plt Off Harry H V Tristem 31 Jul 1925 Arrived from RAF College on appointment to a Permanent Commission, wef 30 Jul 1925
Plt Off Ronald C Wilson 31 Jul 1925 Arrived from RAF College on appointment to a Permanent Commission, wef 30 Jul 1925
Plt Off Charles H G Bremridge 31 Jul 1925 Arrived from RAF College on appointment to a Permanent Commission, wef 30 Jul 1925
Fg Off Herbert G Rowe  4 Aug 1925 Posted to RAE Farnborough
Fg Off Michael J Du Cray 24 Aug 1925 Posed to No 5 FTS
Fg Off De Lart 17 Aug 1925 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Fg Off Ronald Melbourne 17 Aug 1925 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Plt Off G I C Peacock 17 Aug 1925 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Plt Off Edgar C G Babcock 17 Aug 1925 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Sqn Ldr Vivian Gaskell-Blackburn  1 Jan 1926 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Fg Off Charlton Hallawell  1 Jan 1926 Promoted to Flt Lt and posted to No 11 Sqn
Fg Off Maurice H Ely  1 Jan 1926 Promoted to Flt Lt
Sqn Ldr John B Graham 20 Jan 1926 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot pending assuming command of No 207 Sqn
Wg Cdr Vivian Gaskell-Blackburn  1 Feb 1926 Relinquished command of No 207 Sqn on posting to No 9 Sqn
Sqn Ldr John B Graham  1 Feb 1926 Assumed command of No 207 Sqn
Fg Off Ronald Melbourne 12 Feb 1926 Posted to No 8 Sqn
Plt Off Basil A C Danbury 12 Feb 1926 Posted to No 8 Sqn
Plt Off John H Barringer 15 Feb 1926 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Plt Off Colin Heard-White 15 Feb 1926 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

March 1926

 

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A RAF Eastchurch Inland Area/No 1 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Vivian Gaskell-Blackburn 24 Jul 1923 Officer Commanding, DSC, AFC
Sqn Ldr John B Graham 20 Jan 1926 Officer Commanding (Designate), MC, AFC
Flt Lt Phillip H Cummings  1 Aug 1922 DFC
Flt Lt Leonard M Elworthy 21 Nov 1921  
Flt Lt Herbert S Boughall 14 Apr 1923 MC, DFC
Flt Lt Charlton Hallawell 21 Nov 1921 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Maurice H Ely 29 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Thomas W S Brown 15 May 1922  
Fg Off Edwin S Edwardes 15 May 1922  
Fg Off Arthur D H Foster 29 Mar 1922  
Fg Off

Lionel H Weedon

15 Oct 1923  
Fg Off Francis G Cator  7 Jul 1925  
Fg Off Francis J Fressanges  3 Oct 1923 later AM
Fg Off Ronald Melbourne 17 Aug 1925  
Fg Off Louis W Dickens 19 Dec 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Ronald A Ford 16 Feb 1925  
Plt Off Edgar C G Babcock 17 Aug 1925  
Plt Off Basil A C Danbury 30 Jul 1925  
Plt Off Harry H V Tristem 30 Jul 1925  
Plt Off Ronald C Wilson 30 Jul 1925  
Plt Off Charles H G Bremridge 30 Jul 1925  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Herbert J Payne  1 Apr 1922
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Ernest C Green 4 Nov 1925

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Mar - Jul 1926

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Arthur H Owen  1 Mar 1926 Arrived on posting from overseas
Fg Off Ronald A Ford  5 Mar 1926 Posted to No 84 Sqn
Fg Off Edwin S Edwardes 30 Mar 1926 Transferred to RAFO

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A RAF Eastchurch ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John B Graham 20 Jan 1926 Officer Commanding, MC, AFC
Flt Lt Phillip H Cummings  1 Aug 1922 DFC
Flt Lt Leonard M Elworthy 21 Nov 1921  
Flt Lt Herbert S Broughall 14 Apr 1923 MC, DFC
Fg Off Maurice H Ely 29 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Thomas W S Brown 15 May 1922  
Fg Off Arthur D H Foster 29 Mar 1922  
Fg Off

Lionel H Weedon

15 Oct 1923  
Fg Off Francis G Cator  7 Jul 1925  
Fg Off Francis J Fressanges  3 Oct 1923 later AM
Fg Off Harold W Raeburn  3 May 1926  
Fg Off Edgar C G Babcock 17 Aug 1925  
Plt Off John H Barringer 15 Feb 1926  
Plt Off Louis W Dickens 19 Dec 1923 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Colin Heard-White 15 Feb 1926  
Plt Off Stanley F Prince 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Harry H V Tristem 30 Jul 1925  
Plt Off Ronald C Wilson 30 Jul 1925  
Plt Off Charles H G Bremridge 30 Jul 1925  
Plt Off Arthur H Owen  1 Mar 1926  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Herbert J Payne  1 Apr 1922
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Ernest C Green 4 Nov 1925

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul - Dec 1926

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Maurice H Ely xx Sep 1926 Posted to SHQ RAF Basrah
Fg Off Herbert J Payne xx Sep 1926 Stores Officer, posted to SHQ RAF Basrah
Plt Off Colin Heard-White xx Sep 1926 Posted to No 55 Sqn
Plt Off Wilfred E Barnes 30 Sep 1926 Arrived on posting from CFS
Plt Off Jack Blackmore 30 Sep 1926 Arrived on posting from CFS
Plt Off William G Campbell 30 Sep 1926 Arrived on posting from CFS
Plt Off Leslie H Mason 30 Sep 1926 Arrived on posting from CFS
Plt Off Robert Benham  9 Nov 1926 Arrived on posting from No 1 FTS
Sgt G F Taylor 11 Nov 1926 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt Leonard M Elworthy xx Dec 1926 Posted to 8 Sqn
Plt Off Donald Mackenzie 14 Dec 1926 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

Organisational Movements: Jul - Dec 1926

Date Notes
27 Sep 1926 Squadron proceeded to Weston Zoyland for Armament Practice Camp
 8 Oct 1926 Squadron returned from Weston Zoyland on completion of Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

December 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A RAF Eastchurch ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John B Graham 20 Jan 1926 Officer Commanding, MC, AFC
Flt Lt Phillip H Cummings  1 Aug 1922 DFC
Flt Lt Leonard M Elworthy 21 Nov 1921  
Flt Lt Herbert S Broughall 14 Apr 1923 MC, DFC
Fg Off Arthur D H Foster 29 Mar 1922  
Fg Off

Lionel H Weedon

15 Oct 1923 Armament Duties
Fg Off Francis J Fressanges  3 Oct 1923 Pilotage (Navigation) Duties; later AM
Plt Off Louis W Dickens 19 Dec 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Harold W Raeburn  3 May 1926  
Fg Off Edgar C G Babcock 17 Aug 1925 Signals Duties
Plt Off John H Barringer 15 Feb 1926  
Plt Off Stanley F Prince 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Ronald C Wilson 30 Jul 1925  
Plt Off Charles H G Bremridge 30 Jul 1925  
Plt Off Wilfred E Barnes 30 Sep 1926  
Plt Off Jack Blackmore 30 Sep 1926  
Plt Off William G Campbell 30 Sep 1926  
Plt Off Leslie H Mason 30 Sep 1926  
Plt Off Robert Benham  9 Nov 1926  

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6 Airman Pilots

Accountant Branch
Fg Off John A Stephenson  1 Sep 1926

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1927

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Ronald C Wilson  1 Jan 1927 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off Charles H G Bremridge  1 Jan 1927 Promoted to Fg Off
Flt Lt Herbert G Rowe 24 Jan 1927 Arrived on posting  from School of Photography and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Fg Off W S Lea xx Jan 1927 Arrived on posting from RAF Leuchars
Fg Off Leonard Taylor 21 Jan 1927 Arrived on posting from MT Repair Depot, Shrewsbury for Stores duty
Fg Off Harold W Raeburn xx Jan 1927 Posted to No 2 FTS
Fg Off Edgar C G Babcock xx Jan 1927 Posted to Electrical and Wireless School, Cranwell
Fg Off John H Barringer xx Jan 1927 Posted to No 60 Sqn
Plt Off Jack H Harris 21 Feb 1927 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Plt Off Harold P Hudson 21 Feb 1927 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Plt Off Edward C Foreman 21 Feb 1927 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Fg Off W S Lea xx Feb 1927 Posted to No 423 (Fleet Spotter) Flight
Plt Off Stanley F Prince xx Feb 1927 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off Wilfred E Barnes xx Mar 1927 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off Jack Blackmore xx Jun 1927 Posted to No 502 Sqn
Plt Off Edward C Foreman xx Jun 1927 Posted to No 600 Sqn AAF
Sgt C W Francis xx Jun 1927 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1927

Date Notes
19 Apr 1927 Squadron proceeded to Weston Zoyland for Armament Practice Camp
24 May 1927 Squadron returned from Weston Zoyland on completion of Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A RAF Eastchurch ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John B Graham 20 Jan 1926 Officer Commanding, MC, AFC
Flt Lt Phillip H Cummings  1 Aug 1922 DFC
Flt Lt Herbert G Rowe 24 Jan 1927  
Flt Lt Herbert S Broughall 14 Apr 1923 MC, DFC
Fg Off Thomas W S Brown 15 May 1922  
Fg Off Arthur D H Foster 29 Mar 1922  
Fg Off

Lionel H Weedon

15 Oct 1923  
Fg Off Francis J Fressanges  3 Oct 1923 later AM
Plt Off Louis W Dickens 19 Dec 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Ronald C Wilson 30 Jul 1925  
Fg Off Charles H G Bremridge 30 Jul 1925  
Fg Off Stanley F Prince 15 Jun 1926  
Fg Off Wilfred E Barnes 30 Sep 1926  
Fg Off William G Campbell 30 Sep 1926  
Plt Off Leslie H Mason 30 Sep 1926  
Plt Off Robert Benham  9 Nov 1926  
Plt Off Donald Mackenzie 14 Dec 1926  
Plt Off Jack H Harris 21 Feb 1927 later AVM
Plt Off Harold P Hudson 21 Feb 1927  
Plt Off Edward C Foreman 21 Feb 1927  

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10 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Leonard Taylor 21 Jan 1927 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off John A Stephenson  1 Sep 1926

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1927 - Jul 1928

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Thomas W S Brown  1 Jul 1927 Promoted to Flt Lt
Fg Off Arthur D H Foster  1 Jul 1927 Promoted to Flt Lt
Plt Off Donald Mackenzie  1 Jul 1927 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off Leslie H Mason  1 Jul 1927 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off Charles H G Bremridge xx Jul 1927 Posted to RAF cranwell
Plt Off James A H Louden 30 Jul 1927 Arrived from RAF College on appointment to a Permanent Commission
Plt Off Arthur P F M Berkeley 30 Jul 1927 Arrived from RAF College on appointment to a Permanent Commission
Fg Off Kenneth C McKenzie  3 Sep 1927 Arrived on posting from Electrical and Wireless School
Flt Lt Herbert S Boughall xx Sep 1927 Posted to No 99 Sqn
Flt Lt Herbert G Rowe xx Sep 1927 Posted to No 47 Sqn
Fg Off Louis W Dickens xx Sep 1927 Posted to No 4 FTS
Fg Off Francis J Fressanges xx Sep 1927 Posted to Karachi
Flt Lt Thomas W S Brown xx Sep 1927 Posted to No 8 Sqn
Fg Off Ronald C Wilson xx Sep 1927 Posted to No 45 Sqn
Plt Off G H G Stratford-Jenkins xx Oct 1927 Arrived on posting from No 1 FTS
Fg Off Philip S Cook 22 Nov 1927 Arrived on posting from No 100 Sqn
Flt Lt Phillip H Cummings xx Dec 1927 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Sqn Ldr Phillip H Cummings xx Jan 1928 Posted to No 11 Sqn to command
Flt Lt

William Elliott

23 Jan 1928 Arrived on posting from the Air Ministry
Sgt W B Maltman  2 Mar 1928 Killed in a flying accident
LAC S C Mason  2 Mar 1928 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 W G Lowman  2 Mar 1928 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off William G Campbell xx Mar 1928 Posted to No 8 Sqn
Fg Off Leslie H Mason xx Apr 1928 Posted to No 3 FTS
Plt Off G H G Stratford-Jenkins xx Apr 1928 Posted to Karachi
Fg Off

Lionel H Weedon

xx May 1928 Resigned his commission on transfer to the RCAF
Flt Lt Garrett M F O'Brien  8 May 1928 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot
Sqn Ldr John B Graham xx Jun 1928 Promoted to Wg Cdr

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1927 - Jul 1928

Date Notes
xx Dec 1927 Squadron commenced re-equipment with Fairey IIIFs
Fairey IIIF of No 207 Squadron
xx Feb 1928 The last of the DH9As were dispatched by rail and air
 4 Jul 1928 Squadron proceeded to Weston Zoyland for Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF RAF Eastchurch ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John B Graham 20 Jan 1926 Officer Commanding, MC, AFC
Flt Lt Garrett M F O'Brien  8 May 1928 DSC
Flt Lt

William Elliott

23 Jan 1928 DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Arthur D H Foster 29 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Kenneth C McKenzie  3 Sep 1927 Signals duties, MBE
Fg Off Stanley F Prince 15 Jun 1926 Photographic duties
Fg Off Wilfred E Barnes 30 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Robert Benham  9 Nov 1926  
Fg Off Donald Mackenzie 14 Dec 1926  
Fg Off Jack H Harris 21 Feb 1927 later AVM
Fg Off Edward C Foreman 21 Feb 1927  
Fg Off Philip S Cook 22 Nov 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Plt Off Lewis S Tindall 14 Mar 1928  
Plt Off Harold P Hudson 21 Feb 1927  
Plt Off James A H Louden 30 Jul 1927  
Plt Off Arthur P F M Berkeley 30 Jul 1927  

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4 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Leonard Taylor 21 Jan 1927 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off John A Stephenson  1 Sep 1926

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul - Sep 1928

Date Notes
 4 Aug 1928 Squadron returned from Weston Zoyland on completion of Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF RAF Eastchurch ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John B Graham 20 Jan 1926 Officer Commanding, MC, AFC
Flt Lt Garrett M F O'Brien  8 May 1928 DSC
Flt Lt

William Elliott

23 Jan 1928 DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Arthur D H Foster 29 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Kenneth C McKenzie  3 Sep 1927 Signals duties, MBE
Fg Off Stanley F Prince 15 Jun 1926 Photographic duties
Fg Off Wilfred E Barnes 30 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Robert Benham  9 Nov 1926  
Fg Off Donald Mackenzie 14 Dec 1926  
Fg Off Jack H Harris 21 Feb 1927 later AVM
Fg Off Edward C Foreman 21 Feb 1927  
Fg Off Philip S Cook 22 Nov 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Harold P Hudson 21 Feb 1927  
Plt Off Noel E Whalley 18 Jun 1928  
Plt Off James A H Louden 30 Jul 1927  
Plt Off Arthur P F M Berkeley 30 Jul 1927  

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5 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Leonard Taylor 21 Jan 1927 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off John A Stephenson  1 Sep 1926

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Sep 1928 - Jul 1929

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Robert Benham xx Sep 1928 Posted to No 12 Sqn
Plt Off Jack H Harris xx Sep 1928 Posted to No 84 Sqn
Plt Off P C Fair xx Sep 1928 Arrived on posting from No 1 FTS
Plt Off James A H Louden 17 Oct 1928 Resigned his commission
Wg Cdr John B Graham xx Dec 1928 Posted to RAF Tangmere to command
Sqn Ldr Edward A Beaulah xx Dec 1928 Assumed command of No 207 Sqn
Fg Off H L Hayes xx Jan 1929 Lt, RN, arrived on posting from RAF Leuchars
Fg Off C C R Rodd xx Jan 1929 Lt, RN, arrived on posting from RAF Leuchars
Plt Off John G W Weston xx Jan 1929 Arrived from RAF College on appointment to a Permanent Commission, wef 15 Dec 1928
Plt Off N E Whalley xx Jan 1929 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS, wef xx Jun 1928
Fg Off Edward C Foreman xx Jan 1929 Posted to No 14 Sqn
Fg Off H L Hayes xx Jan 1929 Lt, RN, posted to No 421 (Fleet Spotter) Flight
Fg Off C C R Rodd xx Jan 1929 Lt, RN, posted to No 421 (Fleet Spotter) Flight
Flt Lt Herbert G Brookman  1 Feb 1929 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot (ex Iraq)
Flt Lt

John F T Barrett

 7 Feb 1929 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot (ex FAA)
Flt Lt

William Elliott

xx Feb 1929 Posted to HQ Transjordan and Palestine
Flt Lt Arthur D H Foster xx Feb 1929 Posted to HQ Iraq Command
Plt Off Arthur P F M Berkeley xx Feb 1929 Posted to No 402 (Fleet Fighter) Flight
Plt Off Harold P Hudson xx Apr 1929 Posted to No 101 Sqn
Plt Off S G Butler xx May 1929 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
Plt Off P C Fair xx May 1929 Posted to Communications Flight, RAF Andover
Plt Off S G Butler xx May 1929 Posted to No 100 Sqn

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF RAF Eastchurch ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward A Beaulah 28 Nov 1928 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Garrett M F O'Brien  8 May 1928 DSC
Flt Lt

John F T Barrett

 7 Feb 1929 DSO, DFC
Flt Lt Herbert G Brookman  1 Feb 1929  
Fg Off Stanley F Prince 15 Jun 1926 Photographic duties
Fg Off Wilfred E Barnes 30 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Donald Mackenzie 14 Dec 1926 , - 21 Jan 1930
Fg Off Philip S Cook 22 Nov 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Kenneth C McKenzie  3 Sep 1927 Signals duties, MBE
Plt Off John G W Weston 15 Dec 1928 later AVM

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6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Leonard Taylor 21 Jan 1927 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off John A Stephenson  1 Sep 1926

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Stanley F Prince 17 Jul 1929 Killed in a flying accident
LAC E W Buttershaw 17 Jul 1929 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off Arthur N I Worger Slade  3 Oct 1929 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Plt Off Charles R J Hawkins  3 Oct 1929 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Plt Off Philip F Canning xx Oct 1929 Arrived on appointment to a SSC from the Special Reserve
Fg Off Frank D Biggs 18 Nov 1929 Arrived on posting from No 58 Sqn for Photographic duties
Fg Off Henry C V Jolleff  9 Dec 1929 Arrived on posting from No 99 Sqn for duty as Adjutant
Plt Off Henry V L'Amy 14 Dec 1929 Arrived on posting No 2 FTS
Fg Off Wilfred E Barnes xx Dec 1929 Posted to Superintendent of Reserve
Plt Off Donald Mackenzie 21 Jan 1930 Killed in flying accident
Cpl L E Barnard 21 Jan 1930 Killed in flying accident
Plt Off John G W Weston 21 Jan 1930 Posted to No 60 Sqn
Plt Off George S King 12 Feb 1930 Arrived on posting from No 1 FTS
Fg Off William T Walton  3 Mar 1930 Arrived on posting from No 2 Sqn for Armament duties
Plt Off George S King xx Apr 1930 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off Arthur N I Worger Slade xx Apr 1930 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off Charles R J Hawkins xx Apr 1930 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off Donald T Saville 19 May 1930 Posted from No 17 Sqn for Pilotage (Navigation) duties (but detached?)

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Date Notes
 9 Nov 1929 Squadron completed its move from RAF Eastchurch to RAF Bircham Newton

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF RAF Bircham Newton ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward A Beaulah 28 Nov 1928 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Garrett M F O'Brien  8 May 1928 DSC
Flt Lt

John F T Barrett

 7 Feb 1929 DSO, DFC
Flt Lt Herbert G Brookman  1 Feb 1929  
Fg Off Henry C V Jolleff  9 Dec 1929  
Fg Off Philip S Cook 22 Nov 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off William T Walton  3 Mar 1930 Armament duties
Fg Off Frank D Biggs 18 Nov 1929 Photographic duties
Fg Off Donald T Saville 19 May 1930 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off George S King 12 Feb 1930  
Fg Off Arthur N I Worger Slade  3 Oct 1929  
Fg Off Charles R J Hawkins  3 Oct 1929  
Plt Off Henry V L'Amy 14 Dec 1929  
Plt Off Philip F Canning 14 Dec 1929  

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6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Leonard Taylor 21 Jan 1927 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off John A Stephenson  1 Sep 1926

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 George S King xx Jul 1930 Posted to No 45 Sqn
Plt Off N C Walker xx Aug 1930 Arrived from RAF College on appointment to a Permanent Commission
Plt Off Philip F Canning xx Sep 1930 Posted to No 27 Sqn
Fg Off W J P Sloan xx Sep 1930 Arrived on posting from No 33 Sqn for Armament duties
Flt Lt

Sidney E Storrar

 6 Oct 1930 Arrived on posting from No 7 Sqn
Fg Off Donald T Saville 13 Oct 1930 Reported for duty
Plt Off Henry M Gahan  8 Oct 1930 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Plt Off Noel Hill 18 Oct 1930 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Plt Off V A Dawson xx Oct 1930 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Flt Lt Garrett M F O'Brien xx Oct 1930 Posted to No 504 Sqn
Fg Off William T Walton xx Oct 1930 Posted to No 7 Sqn
Plt Off Henry V L'Amy xx Oct 1930 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off Philip S Cook xx Nov 1930 Posted to RAF Depot as Non-effective (sick)
Flt Off Charles R J Hawkins xx Nov 1930 Posted to Superintendent of Reserve
Fg Off Henry C V Jolleff xx Nov 1930 Promoted to Flt Lt
Fg Off Lewis V Hirst  2 Dec 1930 Arrived on posting from No 1 (Apprentices) Wing, RAF Halton
Plt Off Robert T Cazelet 20 Dec 1930 Arrived from RAF College on appointment to a Permanent Commission
Plt Off Hurll F Chester 23 Dec 1930 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
Plt Off Douglas W Lucke 23 Dec 1930 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
Plt Off William R Thompson 23 Dec 1930 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
Flt Lt Henry C V Jolleff xx Jan 1931 Posted to No 9 Sqn
Fg Off Donald T Saville xx Jan 1931 Posted to RAF Base, Calshot
Fg Off Leonard Taylor xx Jan 1931 Posted to No 84 Sqn
Plt Off N C Walker xx Jan 1931 Posted to RAF Base, Calshot
Flt Lt

Sidney H Ware

23 Feb 1931 Arrived on posting from No 24 Sqn
Fg Off Norman Alexander 23 Feb 1931 Arrived on posting from No 501 Sqn
Fg Off W J P Sloan xx Feb 1931 Posted to RAF Depot as Non-effective (sick)
Sqn Ldr John W Woodhouse 28 Mar 1931 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot pending assuming command of No 207 Sqn
Flt Lt

John F T Barrett

xx Mar 1931 Posted to Iraq
Sqn Ldr Edward A Beaulah xx Apr 1931 Relinquished command of No 207 Sqn on posting to HQ Wessex Bombing Area
Sqn Ldr John W Woodhouse xx Apr 1931 Assumed command of No 207 Sqn
Plt Off V A Dawson xx Apr 1931 Posted to No 40 Sqn, RAF Upper Heyford
Plt Off Edgar J N Heaven  7 Apr 1931 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Plt Off Henry M Gahan xx Apr 1931 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off Noel Hill xx Apr 1931 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off E J Gracie xx Jun 1931 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
Plt Off J W Bateman xx Jun 1931 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1930 - Jul 1931

Date Notes
11 May 1931 Squadron proceeded to North Coates Fitties for Armament Practice Camp
21 Jun 1931 Squadron returned from North Coates Fitties on completion of Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF RAF Bircham Newton ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John W Woodhouse 28 Mar 1931 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC
Flt Lt

Sidney E Storrar

 6 Oct 1930 later AVM
Flt Lt

Sidney H Ware

23 Feb 1931 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Herbert G Brookman  1 Feb 1929  
Fg Off Frank D Biggs 18 Nov 1929 Photographic duties
Fg Off Arthur N I Worger Slade  3 Oct 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Norman Alexander 23 Feb 1931  
Fg Off Henry M Gahan  8 Oct 1930  
Plt Off Noel Hill 18 Oct 1930  
Plt Off Hurll F Chester 23 Dec 1930  
Plt Off Douglas W Lucke 23 Dec 1930  
Plt Off William R Thompson 23 Dec 1930  
Plt Off Edgar J N Heaven  7 Apr 1931  
Plt Off Robert T Cazelet 20 Dec 1930  

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9 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Lewis V Hirst  2 Dec 1930
Accountant Branch
Fg Off John A Stephenson  1 Sep 1926

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1931 - Jul 1932

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Hurll F Chester xx Jul 1931 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off Douglas W Lucke xx Jul 1931 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off William R Thompson xx Jul 1931 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off Frank D Biggs xx Aug 1931 Posted to Home Aircraft Depot, RAF Henlow
Fg Off Hurll F Chester xx Sep 1931 Posted to No 84 Sqn, Iraq
Fg Off Guy D Fleming  9 Sep 1931 Arrived on posting from No 40 Sqn
Plt Off Paget xx Sep 1931 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
Plt Off Ronald H Harris 26 Sep 1931 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Fg Off Douglas W Lucke xx Nov 1931 Posted to No 504 Sqn
Plt Off E J Gracie xx Nov 1931 Posted to No 18 Sqn
Fg Off William R Thompson xx Jul 1931 Posted to No 57 Sqn
Flt Lt

George W Birkinshaw

19 Dec 1931 Arrived on posting from RAF Staff College
Plt Off Mervyn F D Williams 19 Dec 1931 Arrived from RAF College on appointment to a Permanent Commission
Plt Off Walter P Sutcliffe 19 Dec 1931 Arrived from RAF College on appointment to a Permanent Commission
Plt Off Frederick A A H Strath 29 Dec 1931 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
Plt Off Robert T Cazelet xx Jan 1932 Posted to RAF Base, Gosport
Flt Lt

Sidney E Storrar

xx Jan 1932 Posted to RAF Staff College
Flt Lt Herbert G Brookman xx Jan 1932 Posted to RAF Staff College
Flt Lt Cyril Walter 14 Jan 1932 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
Plt Off J W Bateman xx Jan 1932 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off J W Bateman xx Apr 1932 Posted to RAF Base, Calshot
Plt Off Robert G Bowditch  8 Apr 1932 Arrived on appointment to a Permanent Commission
Fg Off Lewis V Hirst xx Jun 1932 Promoted to Flt Lt
Fg Off M H Jenks xx Jun 1932 Arrived on posting from RAF Andover
Flt Lt Lewis V Hirst xx Jul 1932 Posted to HQ Wessex Bombing Area

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF RAF Bircham Newton ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John W Woodhouse 28 Mar 1931 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC
Flt Lt

Sidney H Ware

23 Feb 1931 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

George W Birkinshaw

19 Dec 1931 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Cyril Walter 14 Jan 1932  
Fg Off Arthur N I Worger Slade  3 Oct 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Guy D Fleming  9 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Norman Alexander 23 Feb 1931  
Fg Off Henry M Gahan  8 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Noel Hill 18 Oct 1930  
Plt Off Edgar J N Heaven 19 Feb 1932  
Plt Off Ronald H Harris 26 Sep 1931  
Plt Off Frederick A A H Strath 29 Dec 1931  
Plt Off Mervyn F D Williams 19 Dec 1931  
Plt Off Walter P Sutcliffe 19 Dec 1931 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Robert G Bowditch  8 Apr 1932 later A/Cdre

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7 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Lewis V Hirst  2 Dec 1930
Accountant Branch
Fg Off John A Stephenson  1 Sep 1926

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Ronald H Harris xx Jul 1932 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off T G L Gale xx Aug 1932 Arrived from RAF College on appointment to a Permanent Commission
Plt Off Frederick A A H Strath xx Aug 1932 Promoted to Fg Off
Flt Lt Frank Wright  6 Sep 1932 Arrived on posting from No 55 Sqn
Plt Off Robert G Bowditch xx Sep 1932 Posted to RAF Depot
Fg Off Reuben M Nobleton xx Oct 1932 Arrived on posting from No 9 Sqn
Flt Lt Cyril Walter xx Oct 1932 Posted to No 84 Sqn, Iraq
Fg Off Ronald H Harris xx Oct 1932 Posted to No 8 Sqn, Aden
Plt Off Edgar J N Heaven xx Oct 1932 Posted to No 8 Sqn, Aden
Fg Off Frederick A A H Strath xx Dec 1932 Posted to India
Fg Off M H Jenks xx Dec 1932 Promoted to Flt Lt
Sqn Ldr John W Woodhouse  1 Jan 1933 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Plt Off Walter P Sutcliffe  1 Jan 1933 Posted to RAF Base, Gosport
Fg Off M H Jenks xx Jan 1933 Posted to HMS Eagle
Fg Off Norman Alexander xx Jan 1933 Posted to Station Flight, RAF Andover
Sqn Ldr

John L Vachell

19 Jan 1933 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot pending assuming command of No 207 Sqn
Fg Off Malcolm M McMullan 23 Jan 1933 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot (ex Iraq) for Stores duties
Wg Cdr John W Woodhouse  1 Feb 1933 Relinquished command of No 207 Sqn on posting to No 2 ATC, North Coates Fitties
Sqn Ldr

John L Vachell

 1 Feb 1933 Assumed command of No 207 Sqn
Plt Off T G L Gale xx Feb 1932 Posted to India
Fg Off Arthur N I Worger Slade xx Feb 1932 Posted to No 15 Sqn, RAF Martlesham Heath
Flt Lt

George W Birkinshaw

28 Feb 1932 Posted to the Middle East
Fg Off Alfred V Bax  7 Feb 1933 Arrived on posting from No 35 Sqn, RAF Bircham Newton
Flt Lt Bertram A J Crummy 20 Feb 1933 Arrived on posting from No 33 Sqn, RAF Bicester
Plt Off Howard S Laws 17 Mar 1933 Arrived on posting from No 40 Sqn, RAF Abingdon
Plt Off Frank D Terdrey 10 Apr 1933 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot
Plt Off Mervyn F D Williams xx May 1932 Posted to RAF Base, Gosport
Fg Off Reuben M Nobleton xx May 1932 Posted to No 2 ASU, RAF Cardington

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Date Notes
 4 Jul 1932 Squadron proceeded to No 2 ATC, RAF North Coates Fitties for Armament Practice Camp
13 Aug 1932 Squadron returned from No 2 ATC, RAF North Coates Fitties on completion of Armament Practice Camp
xx Aug 1932 Squadron commenced re-equipment with Fairey Gordons
Gordon I of No 207 Squadron
26 Jun 1933 Squadron proceeded to No 2 ATC, RAF North Coates Fitties for Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Gordon RAF Bircham Newton ADGB/Central Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John L Vachell

19 Jan 1933 Officer Commanding, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Frank Wright  6 Sep 1932  
Flt Lt

Sidney H Ware

23 Feb 1931 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Bertram A J Crummy 20 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Guy D Fleming  9 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Henry M Gahan  8 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Noel Hill 18 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Alfred V Bax  7 Feb 1933 Pilotage (Navigation) Duties, AFM
Plt Off Howard S Laws 17 Mar 1933  
Plt Off Frank D Terdrey 10 Apr 1933  

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3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Malcolm M McMullan 23 Jan 1933
Accountant Branch
Fg Off John A Stephenson  1 Sep 1926
Warrant Officers
WO John F Hall  9 Mar 1931  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Henry J Sanders 17 Jun 1931  
WO II Leslie G Markwick 14 Nov 1932  
WO II William S Bow 27 Feb 1931  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1933 - Jan 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Norman C Jones 15 Jul 1933 Arrived from RAF College on appointment to a Permanent Commission
Sqn Ldr

John L Vachell

 1 Jul 1933 Promoted to Wg Cdr, wef 1 Jan 1933
Plt Off Peter H P Simonds 28 Aug 1933 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Plt Off Charles H T Warner 28 Aug 1933 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Plt Off Horace S Darley 20 Aug 1933 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
Plt Off Nigel Hope 21 Aug 1933 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
Fg Off Owen A Morris  5 Sep 1933 Arrived on posting from No 10 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Grahame G Dawson

15 Sep 1933 Arrived on posting from Station Flight, Andover, pending assuming command of No 207 Sqn
Wg Cdr

John L Vachell

xx Sep 1933 Relinquished command of No 207 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Grahame G Dawson

xx Sep 1933 Assumed command of No 207 Sqn
Wg Cdr

John L Vachell

10 Oct 1933 Departed on posting to HQ Iraq Command
Sqn Ldr

Grahame G Dawson

15 Nov 1933 Attached to CFS for Instrument Flying Course
Sqn Ldr

Grahame G Dawson

 7 Dec 1933 Ceased to be attached to CFS for Instrument Flying Course

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1933 - Jan 1934

Date Notes
28 Jul 1933 Squadron returned from No 2 ATC, RAF North Coates Fitties on completion of Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Gordon RAF Bircham Newton ADGB/Central Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Grahame G Dawson

15 Sep 1933 Officer Commanding,later AVM
Flt Lt Frank Wright  6 Sep 1932  
Flt Lt

Sidney H Ware

23 Feb 1931 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Bertram A J Crummy 20 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Guy D Fleming  9 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Noel Hill 18 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Owen A Morris  5 Sep 1933  
Plt Off Howard S Laws 17 Mar 1933  
Plt Off Nigel Hope 21 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Frank D Terdrey 10 Apr 1933  
Plt Off Norman C Jones 15 Jul 1933  
Plt Off Horace S Darley 20 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Peter H P Simonds 28 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Charles H T Warner 28 Aug 1933  

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6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Malcolm M McMullan 23 Jan 1933
Accountant Branch
Fg Off John A Stephenson  1 Sep 1926
Warrant Officers
WO Henry J Sanders 17 Jun 1931  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Leslie G Markwick 14 Nov 1932  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Frank D Terdrey  1 Jan 1934 Posted to RAF Base, Calshot
Plt Off Alan E Cairnes 15 Jan 1934 Arrived from RAF College on appointment to a Permanent Commission, wef 16 Dec 1933
Plt Off David P Barclay 15 Jan 1934 Arrived from RAF College on appointment to a Permanent Commission, wef 16 Dec 1933
Plt Off Charles H T Warner 15 Feb 1934 Posted to No 39 Sqn, India
Plt Off Norman C Jones 15 Feb 1934 Posted to No 11 Sqn, India
Fg Off Eric A Biddle 19 Feb 1934 Arrived on posting from HQ Inland Area for Accountant duties
Fg Off John A Stephenson  8 Mar 1934 Accountant Officer, posted to SHQ, RAF Ramleh
Fg Off Noel Hill 22 Jun 1934 Posted to Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Flight, RAF Biggin Hill
Plt Off Nigel Hope 25 Jun 1934 Posted to No 820 (FSR) Sqn, HMS Courageous

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1934

Date Notes
24 Apr 1934 Squadron proceeded to No 1 ATC, RAF Catfoss for Armament Practice Camp
19 May 1934 Squadron recalled from No 1 ATC, RAF Catfoss on completion of Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Gordon RAF Bircham Newton ADGB/Central Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Grahame G Dawson

15 Sep 1933 Officer Commanding,later AVM
Flt Lt

Sidney H Ware

23 Feb 1931 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Frank Wright  6 Sep 1932  
Flt Lt Bertram A J Crummy 20 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Noel Hill 18 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Owen A Morris  5 Sep 1933  
Plt Off Howard S Laws 17 Mar 1933  
Plt Off Nigel Hope 21 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Horace S Darley 20 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Peter H P Simonds 28 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Alan E Cairnes 16 Dec 1933  
Plt Off David P Barclay 16 Dec 1933  

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6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Malcolm M McMullan 23 Jan 1933
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Eric A Biddle 19 Feb 1934
Warrant Officers
WO John J A Scott 15 Jan 1934  
WO Henry J Sanders 17 Jun 1931  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Leslie G Markwick 14 Nov 1932  

 

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1934 - Jul 1935

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Grahame G Dawson

 1 Jul 1934 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Sqn Ldr Percy E Maitland  9 Aug 1934 Assumed command of No 207 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Grahame G Dawson

 9 Aug 1934 Relinquished command of No 207 Sqn
Plt Off Peter H P Simonds 28 Aug 1934 Died from injuries
Flt Lt Frank Wright  1 Oct 1934 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Fg Off Malcolm M McMullan 15 Oct 1934 Promoted to Flt Lt
Sqn Ldr Frank Wright 16 Oct 1934 Posted to No 43 Sqn
Flt Lt Geoffrey F Overbury 26 Nov 1934 Arrived on posting from RAF Leuchars
Flt Lt Cecil Guppy 29 Nov 1934 Posted to No 40 Sqn, RAF Abingdon
Fg Off

Walter C Sheen

 3 Dec 1934 Arrived on posting from RAF Wittering
Sqn Ldr Percy E Maitland  1 Jan 1935 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Flt Lt Bertram A J Crummy  7 Jan 1935 Assumed temporary command of No 207 Sqn
Wg Cdr Percy E Maitland  7 Jan 1935 Relinquished command of No 207 Sqn on posting to RAF Depot
Flt Lt

Sidney H Ware

27 Jan 1935 Posted to No 142 Sqn
Flt Lt Percy F G Bradley 27 Jan 1935 Arrived on posting from No 142 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Robert J Rodwell  6 Feb 1935 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 207 Sqn
Flt Lt Bertram A J Crummy  6 Feb 1935 Relinquished temporary command of No 207 Sqn
Plt Off Horace S Darley  8 Feb 1935 Posted to No 8 Sqn, Aden
Plt Off Grenville A Kitching 16 Feb 1935 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS
Fg Off Owen A Morris 28 Feb 1935 Posted to No 501 Sqn, Filton
Plt Off Peter Fleming  4 Mar 1935 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, wef 3 Mar 1935

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1934 - Jul 1935

Date Notes
11 Jun 1935 Squadron proceeded to No 1 ATC, RAF Catfoss for Armament Practice Camp
19 Jul 1935 Squadron returned from No 1 ATC, RAF Catfoss on completion of Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Gordon RAF Bircham Newton ADGB/Central Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Robert J Rodwell  6 Feb 1935 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Percy F G Bradley 22 Jan 1935  
Flt Lt Bertram A J Crummy 20 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt Geoffrey F Overbury 26 Nov 1934  
Fg Off

Walter C Sheen

 3 Dec 1934 later AVM
Fg Off Howard S Laws 17 Mar 1933  
Plt Off Alan E Cairnes 16 Dec 1933  
Plt Off David P Barclay 16 Dec 1933  
Plt Off Peter Fleming  3 Mar 1935  
Plt Off Grenville A Kitching 16 Feb 1935  

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Stores Branch
Flt Lt Malcolm M McMullan 23 Jan 1933
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Eric A Biddle 19 Feb 1934
Warrant Officers
WO John J A Scott 15 Jan 1934  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Leslie G Markwick 14 Nov 1932  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off D Davies 20 Jan 1936 Arrived on posting from No 14 Sqn, Amman
Flt Lt P V Edwards 27 Jan 1936 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt A L Christian  2 Feb 1936 Posted to No 4 Aircraft Park
APO P J H Harrington  6 Mar 1936 Arrived on posting from No 6 FTS
APO G F Hall  6 Mar 1936 Arrived on posting from No 6 FTS
APO P G Heath  6 Mar 1936 Arrived on posting from No 6 FTS
Sqn Ldr Robert J Rodwell 14 Mar 1936 Relinquished command of No 207 Sqn on being posted to the UK due to ill health
Sqn Ldr J W Lissett 18 Mar 1936 Arrived on posting from No 142 Sqn and assumed command of No 207 Sqn, wef 14 Mar 1936
Fg Off Howard S Laws 20 Apr 1936 Departed on posting to Home Establishment
Fg Off David P Barclay 20 Apr 1936 Departed on posting to Home Establishment
Plt Off D E Cattell 20 Apr 1936 Departed on posting to Home Establishment
Flt Lt

Stanley C Widdows

 6 May 1936 Arrived on posting from No 47 Sqn and assumed command of 'C' Flight
Flt Lt P H Wilcox 16 May 1936 Arrived on posting from Air Depot, Middle East for Stores duty
Flt Lt Geoffrey F Overbury 28 May 1936 Posted to No 1 Armoured Car Company, Iraq
Flt Lt George F Whistondale  2 Jun 1936 Proceeded to UK on leave and was absorbed into the Home Establishment
Plt Off D Davies  2 Jun 1936 Proceeded to UK on leave and was absorbed into the Home Establishment
Flt Lt Bertram A J Crummy 18 Jun 1936 Posted to Home Establishment
Flt Lt James Kemp 22 Jun 1936 Medical Officer, posted to RAF General Hospital, Sarafand

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Date Notes
xx Sep 1935 Squadron aircraft flown to Packing Depot, RAF Sealand to be packed for shipment to the Middle East
xx Sep 1935 Squadron aircraft loaded onto the SS Antilochus
xx Sep 1935 Various posting in and out took place during the month
 4 Oct 1935 Squadron personnel embarked on SS Cameronia and set sail for the Middle East
 4 Oct 1935 SS Antilochus set sail for the Middle East
20 Oct 1935 SS Cameronia arrived in Port Sudan and personnel disembarked
21 Oct 1935 SS Antilochus arrived at Port Sudan and unloading of the aircraft began
28 Oct 1935 All aircraft had been erected and air tested and  were flown to a landing ground at Ed Damer
 6 Apr 1936 Squadron moved to Gebeit, Sudan
23 Apr 1936 Squadron re-equipped with Vickers Vincents
Vincent
xx May 1936 The Squadron Badge was authorised by HM King Edward VIII
No 207 Squadron badge

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

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

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

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vincent Gebeit, Sudan Detached from ADGB/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J W Lissett 14 Mar 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Bertram A J Crummy 20 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt George F Whistondale 22 Sep 1935  
Flt Lt Geoffrey F Overbury 26 Nov 1934  
Flt Lt Arnold L Christian 22 Sep 1935  
Flt Lt

Stanley C Widdows

 6 May 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Alan E Cairnes 16 Dec 1933  
Plt Off Peter Fleming  3 Mar 1935  
Plt Off Grenville A Kitching 16 Feb 1935  
Plt Off D Davies 20 Jan 1936  
Plt Off P J H Harrington  6 Mar 1936  
Plt Off G F Hall  6 Mar 1936  
Plt Off P G Heath  6 Mar 1936  

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Stores Branch
Flt Lt P H Wilcox 16 May 1936
Medical Branch
Flt Lt James Kemp 23 Sep 1935 MB, ChB, DPH
Warrant Officers
WO John J A Scott  4 Oct 1935  
WO David J Day  4 Oct 1935  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Leslie G Markwick 14 Nov 1932  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

August 1936

Source - August 1936 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1936 - May 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J W Lissett 14 Aug 1936 Embarked on HMT Somersetshire for the return to the UK
Plt Off Peter Fleming 14 Aug 1936 Embarked on HMT Somersetshire for the return to the UK
Plt Off Grenville A Kitching 14 Aug 1936 Embarked on HMT Somersetshire for the return to the UK
Plt Off P J H Harrington 14 Aug 1936 Embarked on HMT Somersetshire for the return to the UK
Fg Off Alan E Cairnes 14 Aug 1936 Embarked on SS Antilochus for the return to the UK
Plt Off G F Hall 14 Aug 1936 Embarked on SS Antilochus for the return to the UK
Plt Off P G Heath 14 Aug 1936 Embarked on SS Antilochus for the return to the UK
Flt Lt P H Wilcox 14 Aug 1936 Posted to the Port Detachment, Port Sudan
Flt Lt

Stanley C Widdows

17 Aug 1936 Disembarked from HMT Somersetshire at Port Said on posting to RAF Ramleh
Plt Off Peter Fleming 16 Oct 1936 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off Grenville A Kitching 16 Oct 1936 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off T P F Trudgian 25 Oct 1936 Arrived on posting from RAF Cranwell for Accountant duties
Fg Off Grenville A Kitching 28 Nov 1936 Posted to No 6 FTS
Plt Off J R L Edminson 20 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Plt Off G V Lane 20 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Plt Off B R O'B Hoare 10 Jan 1937 Arrived on posting from No 11 FTS
Plt Off R B Smith 10 Jan 1937 Arrived on posting from No 11 FTS
Plt Off E T Williams xx Feb 1937 Arrived on posting from No 7 FTS
Plt Off F T May xx Feb 1937 Arrived on posting from No 7 FTS
Plt Off R B Smith 11 Mar 1937 Posted to India Command
Plt Off G F Hall 20 Mar 1937 Posted to No 142 Sqn
Plt Off J R L Edminson 20 Mar 1937 Posted to No 142 Sqn
Plt Off E T Williams 30 Mar 1937 Posted to Middle East Command
Plt Off F T May 30 Mar 1937 Posted to Middle East Command
APO H E Angell 24 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from No 8 FTS
APO A J Hudson 24 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from No 8 FTS
APO P C Rolls 24 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from No 8 FTS
Fg Off Alan E Cairnes 25 Apr 1937 Posted to CFS, RAF Upavon for Flying Instructors' Course
Sgt Plt Christmas  4 May 1937 Appointed to a Permanent Commission and posted to No 6 FTS
Plt Off L L Johnson 22 May 1937 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
Plt Off P G Heath 25 May 1937 Posted to No 11 FTS

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Date Notes
15 Jul 1936 Squadron was instructed to hand the Vincents to No 47 Sqn and took over 47's Fairey Gordons
Gordon I of No 207 Squadron
16 Jul 1936 Squadron badge was presented by Gp Capt R Collishaw
14 Aug 1936 Squadron personnel embarked on HMT Somersetshire and set sail for the UK
19 Aug 1936 SS Antilochus, with the squadron's aircraft set sail for the UK
29 Aug 1936 Squadron personnel disembarked on HMT Somersetshire on arrival at Southampton and proceeded to RAF Worthy Down
29 Aug 1936 Squadron transferred to No 2 Group, Bomber Command
12 Sep 1936 SS Antilochus arrived in Liverpool and the aircraft were unloaded and dispatched to the Packing Depot, RAF Sealand
xx Oct 1936 Squadron was reformed on a two-flight basis
xx Nov 1936 A detachment of airmen proceeded to the Packing Depot to assemble 16 x Gordons (12 x IE and 4 x IR)
24 Dec 1936 The last Gordon was flown from RAF Sealand to RAF Worthy Down

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Gordon RAF Worthy Down Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J W Lissett 14 Mar 1936 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off Alan E Cairnes 16 Dec 1933  
Fg Off Peter Fleming  3 Mar 1935  
Plt Off P J H Harrington  6 Mar 1936  
Plt Off G V Lane 20 Dec 1936  
Plt Off B R O'B Hoare 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off L L Johnson 22 May 1937  
APO H E Angell 24 Apr 1937  
APO A J Hudson 24 Apr 1937  
APO P C Rolls 24 Apr 1937  

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Accountant Branch
Plt Off T P F Trudgian 26 Oct 1936
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II W Tomlinson 12 Apr 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jun 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
APO R P W R Robinson 30 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
APO D L R Halliday 30 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
APO W B Baxter 30 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting from No 9 FTS
APO D L R Halliday 25 Jul 1937 Attached to RAF Manston for Parachute Course
Plt Off Henry N G Wheeler 31 Jul 1937 Arrived on posting from the RAF College on appointment to a Permanent Commission
APO D L R Halliday  2 Aug 1937 Ceased to be attached to RAF Manston for Parachute Course
Plt Off Aberdein  2 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting from the Equipment Training School
Plt Off T P F Trudgian  4 Sep 1937 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off W B Baxter  5 Sep 1937 Attached to RAF Manston for Parachute Course
Plt Off P J H Harrington  6 Sep 1937 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off Aberdein  5 Oct 1937 Equipment Officer, posted to No 1 (Indian) Wing
Fg Off Peter Fleming 16 Oct 1937 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Plt Off G V Lane 17 Oct 1937 Attached to Air Service Training, Hamble for Short Navigation Course
Plt Off H E Angell 17 Oct 1937 Attached to Air Service Training, Hamble for Short Navigation Course
Plt Off G V Lane 17 Oct 1937 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off Henry N G Wheeler 18 Oct 1937 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Plt Off B R O'B Hoare  7 Nov 1937 Attached to CFS, RAF Upavon for Link Trainer Instructors Course
Plt Off B R O'B Hoare 13 Nov 1937 Ceased to be attached to CFS, RAF Upavon and appointed Link Trainer Instructor
Plt Off T P F Trudgian 21 Nov 1937 Attached to RAF Linton-on-Ouse for temporary duty
Plt Off G V Lane 19 Jan 1938 Ceased to be attached to Air Service Training, Hamble
Plt Off H E Angell 19 Jan 1938 Ceased to be attached to Air Service Training, Hamble
Fg Off G Filmer  3 Jan 1938 Arrived on posting from HQ Middle East for Equipment duties
APO H G K Waring 19 Feb 1938 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
APO T L Bingham-Hall 19 Feb 1938 Arrived on posting from No 7 FTS
Plt Off R P W R Robinson  7 Mar1938 Posted to RAF Cardington for Ferrying duties
Plt Off L L Johnson 22 Mar 1938 Attached to RAF Manston for Short Navigation Course
Fg Off P J H Harrington 24 Mar 1938 Posted to Station Flight, RAF Andover
Sgt W Bateman 13 Apr 1938 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt S W Hill 22 Apr 1938 Arrived on posting from RAF Cottesmore for Accountant duties
APO N C S Riddell  7 May 1938 Arrived on posting from No 6 FTS
APO G C Shepherd  7 May 1938 Arrived on posting from No 6 FTS
APO J K Collins  7 May 1938 Arrived on posting from No 11 FTS
APO T L Bingham-Hall 10 May 1938 Confirmed in his  appointment and regraded Plt Off
Fg Off T P F Trudgian 14 May 1938 Accountant Officer, posted to No 2 Sqn, RAF Hawkinge
Plt Off G V Lane 20 May 1938 Promoted to Act Fg Off
APO H G K Waring 27 May 1938 Confirmed in his  appointment and regraded Plt Off
Plt Off L L Johnson 28 May 1938 Ceased to be attached to RAF Manston
Flt Lt S W Hill  1 Jun 1938 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Plt Off A J Hudson  7 Jun 1938 Attached to RAF Uxbridge for Anti-Gas Course
Plt Off A J Hudson 17 Jun 1938 Ceased to be attached to RAF Uxbridge for Anti-Gas Course

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
31 Aug 1937 Squadron commenced re-equipment by collecting its first Vickers Wellesley from Brooklands
Wellesley
12 Nov 1937 Squadron completed re-equipment by collecting its first Vickers Wellesley from Brooklands
31 Jan 1938 Squadron proceeded to No 4 ATC, RAF West Freugh for Armament Practice Camp
28 Feb 1938 Squadron returned from No 4 ATC, RAF West Freugh on completion of Armament Practice Camp
20 Apr 1938 Squadron completed its move from RAF Worthy Down to RAF Cottesmore
xx Apr 1938 Squadron received Fairey Battles on re-equipment
Battle I of No 207 Squadron

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle RAF Cottesmore Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J W Lissett 14 Mar 1936 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt Peter Fleming  3 Mar 1935  
Plt Off G V Lane 20 Dec 1936 Navigation duties
Plt Off B R O'B Hoare 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off L L Johnson 22 May 1937  
Plt Off H E Angell 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off A J Hudson 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off P C Rolls 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off Henry N G Wheeler 31 Jul 1937 later ACM
Plt Off W B Baxter 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off D L R Halliday 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off T L Bingham-Hall 19 Feb 1938  
APO H G K Waring 19 Feb 1938  
APO J K Collins  7 May 1938  
APO N C S Riddell  7 May 1938  
APO G C Shepherd  7 May 1938  

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Equipment Branch
Fg Off G Filmer  3 Jan 1938
Accountant Branch
Sqn Ldr S W Hill 22 Apr 1938
Warrant Officers
WO G Watson 11 Jun 1937  
WO W Tomlinson 12 Apr 1937  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Act Fg Off G V Lane  6 Jul 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
APO W A Griffiths  9 Jul 1938 RAFO, arrived on posting from No 8 FTS, RAF Montrose
Fg Off F V M Rich 11 Jul 1938 Arrived on posting from RAF Grantham for Accountant duties
APO J K Collins 12 Jul 1938 Confirmed in his appointment and regraded Plt Off
APO G C Shepherd 12 Jul 1938 Confirmed in his appointment and regraded Plt Off
Flt Lt S W Hill 18 Jul 1938 Accountant Officer, posted to No 1 AAS, RAF Manby
Sqn Ldr J N D Anderson  6 Aug 1938 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot (ex-Singapore), pending assuming command of No 207 Sqn
APO N C S Riddell  7 Aug 1938 Confirmed in his appointment and regraded Plt Off
Sqn Ldr J W Lissett 20 Aug 1938 Relinquished command of No 207 Sqn on posting to HQ Training Command
Sqn Ldr J N D Anderson 20 Aug 1938 Assumed command of No 207 Sqn
Plt Off B R O'B Hoare 21 Aug 1938 Attached to Imperial Navigation School, Shoreham for Short Navigation Course
Plt Off L L Johnson  1 Sep 1939 Promoted to Act Fg Off
Act Flt Lt Peter Fleming  3 Sep 1938 Posted to the Middle East as ADC to HM's Ambassador to Egypt
Plt Off H H Haszard  6 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting (ex RNZAF) from RAF Depot
Sqn Ldr J N D Anderson 19 Sep 1938 Attached to RAF Manston for Short Navigation Course
Act Fg Off L L Johnson 19 Sep 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off B R O'B Hoare 23 Sep 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
APO W A Griffiths 23 Sep 1938 RAFO, confirmed in his appointment and regraded Plt Off and granted a Short Service Commission
Sqn Ldr J N D Anderson 29 Sep 1938 Recalled from RAF Manston due to International Crisis
Plt Off P C Rolls  3 Oct 1938 Attached to RAF Manston for Short Navigation Course
Plt Off B R O'B Hoare 11 Nov 1938 Ceased to be attached to Imperial Navigation School, Shoreham
Plt Off D L R Halliday 11 Nov 1938 Attached to Imperial Navigation School, Shoreham for Short Navigation Course
APO J Wilson 29 Oct 1938 RAFO, arrived on posting from No 10 FTS, RAF Ternhill
Plt Off P C Rolls 13 Dec 1938 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle RAF Cottesmore Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J N D Anderson  6 Aug 1938 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off G V Lane 20 Dec 1936 Navigation duties
Fg Off B R O'B Hoare 10 Jan 1937  
Fg Off L L Johnson 22 May 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off H E Angell 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off A J Hudson 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off Henry N G Wheeler 31 Jul 1937 later ACM
Plt Off W B Baxter 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off D L R Halliday 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off T L Bingham-Hall 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off H G K Waring 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J K Collins  7 May 1938  
Plt Off N C S Riddell  7 May 1938  
Plt Off G C Shepherd  7 May 1938  
Plt Off H H Haszard  6 Sep 1938  
Plt Off W A Griffiths  9 Jul 1938  
APO J Wilson 29 Oct 1938 RAFO

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Equipment Branch
Fg Off G Filmer  3 Jan 1938
Accountant Branch
Fg Off F V M Rich 11 Jul 1938
Warrant Officers
WO G Watson 11 Jun 1937  
WO W Tomlinson 12 Apr 1937  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off G C Shepherd 23 Mar 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt F C T Norman 23 Mar 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 J T S Randle 23 Mar 1939 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle RAF Cottesmore Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J N D Anderson  6 Aug 1938 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off G V Lane 20 Dec 1936 Navigation duties
Fg Off B R O'B Hoare 10 Jan 1937  
Fg Off L L Johnson 22 May 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off H E Angell 24 Apr 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off A J Hudson 24 Apr 1937  
Fg Off Henry N G Wheeler 31 Jul 1937 later ACM
Plt Off W B Baxter 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off D L R Halliday 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off T L Bingham-Hall 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off H G K Waring 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J K Collins  7 May 1938  
Plt Off G C Shepherd  7 May 1938  
Plt Off H H Haszard  6 Sep 1938  
Plt Off N C S Riddell  7 May 1938  
Plt Off W A Griffiths  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J Wilson 17 Jan 1939  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off G Filmer  3 Jan 1938
Accountant Branch
Fg Off F V M Rich 11 Jul 1938
Warrant Officers
WO G Watson 11 Jun 1937  
WO W Tomlinson 12 Apr 1937  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle RAF Cottesmore Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J N D Anderson  6 Aug 1938 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt G V Lane 20 Dec 1936 Navigation duties
Act Flt Lt L L Johnson 22 May 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off B R O'B Hoare 10 Jan 1937  
Fg Off H E Angell 24 Apr 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off A J Hudson 24 Apr 1937  
Fg Off Henry N G Wheeler 31 Jul 1937 later ACM
Fg Off W B Baxter 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off D L R Halliday 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off T L Bingham-Hall 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off H G K Waring 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J K Collins  7 May 1938  
Plt Off G C Shepherd  7 May 1938  
Plt Off H H Haszard  6 Sep 1938  
Plt Off N C S Riddell  7 May 1938  
Plt Off W A Griffiths  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J Wilson 17 Jan 1939  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off G Filmer  3 Jan 1938
Accountant Branch
Fg Off F V M Rich 11 Jul 1938
Warrant Officers
WO G Watson 11 Jun 1937  

Personnel Movements: Apr - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J C C Slater 24 Apr 1939 Arrived on posting from No 16 Group for dity as Officer i/c Training
Plt Off J E Hull 19 Sep 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 R Malcolm 19 Sep 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off J English 23 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Plt Off T L Bingham-Hall 23 Sep 1939 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off T R Williams 28 Nov 1939 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

Organisational Movements: Apr - Dec 1939

Date Notes
30 Jul 1939 Squadron proceeded to No 8 ATC, RAF Evanton for Armament Training Camp
20 Aug 1939 Squadron returned from No 8 ATC, RAF Evanton on completion of Armament Training Camp
xx Jul 1939 Squadron received some Avro Ansons*
Anson I
24 Aug 1939 Squadron moved from RAF Cottesmore to RAF Cranfield
 3 Sep 1939 Squadron assumed non-mobilising training role and was transferred to No 6 Group
 7 Sep 1939 Squadron advised that it was to became a Group Pool Squadron
 8 Dec 1939 Squadron commenced the move to RAF Cottesmore
 9 Dec 1939 Squadron completed the move to RAF Cottesmore

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233), except *

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Between January and April the ORB does not give personnel movements
Sqn Ldr Noel C Hyde  1 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting and attached to A & AEE to training Avro Manchesters
Act Sqn Ldr C J F Kydd  1 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting and attached to A & AEE to training Avro Manchesters
Fg Off J A Siebert  1 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting and attached to A & AEE to training Avro Manchesters
Fg Off P R Burton-Gyles  1 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting and attached to A & AEE to training Avro Manchesters
Plt Off E T McCabe  1 Nov 1940 Engineering Officer, arrived on posting and attached to A & AEE to training Avro Manchesters
Act Flt Lt D J French 10 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Noel C Hyde 16 Nov 1940 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr and assumed command of No 207 Sqn, wef 1 Nov 1940
Plt Off G Hipkin 25 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Squadron Gunnery Officer
Fg Off W J Lewis  1 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 44 Sqn
Fg Off F E Eustace  6 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from SHQ, RAF Waddington
Plt Off G Hipkin  9 Dec 1940 Squadron Gunnery Officer, promoted to Act Fg Off, wef 10 Nov 1940
Act Wg Cdr Noel C Hyde  1 Dec 1940 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Fg Off A J Locke 14 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Scampton for duty as Adjutant
Plt Off A A Morgan 22 Dec 1940 Air Observer, arrived on posting from CTS, RAF Finningley
Fg Off J L Nunn 29 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from CTS, RAF Finningley
Fg Off H T Morgan 29 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from CTS, RAF Finningley
Plt Off W H Sheen 29 Dec 1940 Air Observer, arrived on posting from CTS, RAF Finningley

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
 5 Apr 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Cottesmore to RAF Cranfield*
19 Apr 1940 Squadron was disbanded on being absorbed into No 12 Operational Training Unit*
 1 Nov 1940 Squadron was reformed at RAF Waddington in No 5 Group, Bomber Command
 1 Nov 1940 Initial squadron personnel attached to A & AEE, RAF Boscombe Down for training on Avro Manchesters
 6 Nov 1940 Avro Manchester, L7279 collected from No 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton
Manchester I of No 207 Squadron
 8 Nov 1940 Manchester, L7279 flown from RAF Boscombe Down to RAF Waddington
 8 Nov 1940 Squadron personnel moved from RAF Boscombe Down to RAF Waddington by air and rail
10 Nov 1940 Manchester, L7278 collected from No 27 MU, RAF Shawbury

Source - No 207 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1233), except *

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