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No 208 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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Personnel Movements: Feb - Jul 1920

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr William J M Guilfoyle  1 Feb 1920 Assumed command of No 208 Sqn

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

Organisational Movements: Feb - Jul 1920

Date Notes
 1 Feb 1920 Reformed at Ismailia by redesignating No 113 Squadron
RE8

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

July 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
RE8 Ismailia, Egypt Egyptian Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr William J M Guilfoyle A 12 Mar 1919 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Charles E H Medhurst A 13 Apr 1920 OBE, MC; later ACM
Flt Lt Christopher Musgrave A 21 Dec 1919 AFC
Flt Lt George R A Deacon A 19 Jun 1919  
Fg Off Hugh V Puckridge A  2 Jun 1920 DFC
Obs Off James Kirk O  2 Aug 1919 MC
Fg Off Thomas A Thornton A  3 Apr 1919  
Fg Off Harold E Searson A 28 Feb 1920 DFC
Fg Off Arthur H Flower A 23 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Edward B Jones A 23 Mar 1920 Killed in a flying accident - 14 Apr 1921
Obs Off Montague J Wyatt O 22 Nov 1919 MC
Fg Off Robert L McK Barbour A 23 Feb 1920 DFC
Fg Off Lawrence F Pendred A 23 Feb 1920 DFC; later AM
Fg Off Reginald Jones A 23 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Edmund H Searle A & S 24 Apr 1920  
Obs Off Frank J Smith O  7 Oct 1919 MC, MM, Killed in a flying accident - 14 Apr 1921 (Flt Lt George M Clark also killed)
Fg Off George C W Dufty A  3 Aug 1919  
Obs Off Rodney T Carter O 27 Feb 1919  
Fg Off Ernest F Elliott Stores 24 May 1920  
Fg Off Victor W Helps A & S 11 Jun 1919  
Fg Off William A Armstrong O 24 Apr 1919 Killed in a flying accident - 14 Apr 1921 (Flt Lt George M Clark also killed)
Fg Off Harry W Iles A  2 Oct 1919  
Fg Off Harold J Mitchell A 18 Sep 1918  
Plt Off Laurence W John A & S 24 Jun 1919  

Source - July 1920 Air Force List

August 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
RE8 Ismailia, Egypt Egyptian Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr William J M Guilfoyle A 12 Mar 1919 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Charles E H Medhurst A 13 Apr 1920 OBE, MC; later ACM
Flt Lt Christopher Musgrave A 21 Dec 1919 AFC
Flt Lt George R A Deacon A 19 Jun 1919  
Fg Off Hugh V Puckridge A  2 Jun 1920 DFC
Obs Off James Kirk O  2 Aug 1919 MC
Fg Off Thomas A Thornton A  3 Apr 1919  
Fg Off Harold E Searson A 28 Feb 1920 DFC
Fg Off Arthur H Flower A 23 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Edward B Jones A 23 Mar 1920 Killed in a flying accident - 14 Apr 1921
Obs Off Montague J Wyatt O 22 Nov 1919 MC
Fg Off Robert L McK Barbour A 23 Feb 1920 DFC
Fg Off Lawrence F Pendred A 23 Feb 1920 DFC; later AM
Fg Off Ian C Slater A 25 Jun 1920 Killed in a flying accident - 15 Aug 1921
Fg Off Reginald Jones A 23 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Edmund H Searle A & S 24 Apr 1920  
Obs Off Frank J Smith O  7 Oct 1919 MC, MM, Killed in a flying accident - 14 Apr 1921 (Flt Lt George M Clark also killed)
Fg Off George C W Dufty A  3 Aug 1919  
Fg Off James W Mitchell T 25 Jun 1920  
Fg Off Ernest F Elliott Stores 24 May 1920  
Fg Off Victor W Helps A & S 11 Jun 1919  
Fg Off William A Armstrong O 24 Apr 1919 Killed in a flying accident - 14 Apr 1921 (Flt Lt George M Clark also killed)
Fg Off Harry W Iles A  2 Oct 1919  
Obs Off John R D Goadsby O 25 Jun 1920  
Obs Off John E Prouse O 25 Jun 1920  
Fg Off Harold J Mitchell A 18 Sep 1918  
Plt Off Laurence W John A & S 24 Jun 1919  

Source - August 1920 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Aug 1920 - Apr 1921

Date Notes
xx Oct 1920 Squadron re-equipped with Bristol F2B Fighters
Bristol F2B of No 208 Squadron

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

April 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ismailia, Egypt Egyptian Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr William J M Guilfoyle A 12 Mar 1919 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Horace S Shield A  5 Nov 1920 MC
Flt Lt Kenneth M St C G Leask A  8 Feb 1921 MC, later AVM
Fg Off John W Jones A  8 Feb 1921 later ACM
Fg Off Hugh V Puckridge A  2 Jun 1920 DFC
Fg Off Clarence E W Lockyer A 15 Sep 1920 later AVM
Obs Off Harold E Searson A 28 Feb 1920 DFC
Fg Off Arthur H Flower A 23 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Edward B Jones A 23 Mar 1920 Killed in a flying accident - 14 Apr 1921
Fg Off Lawrence F Pendred A 23 Feb 1920 DFC; later AM
Fg Off Ian C Slater A 25 Jun 1920 Killed in a flying accident - 15 Aug 1921
Fg Off Reginald Jones A 23 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Edmund H Searle A & S 24 Apr 1920  
Obs Off Frank J Smith O  7 Oct 1919 MC, MM, Killed in a flying accident - 14 Apr 1921
Fg Off William A Armstrong O 24 Apr 1919 Killed in a flying accident - 14 Apr 1921
Fg Off Harold J Mitchell A 18 Sep 1918  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Thomas R S Thompson Med 31 May 1920 MB

Source - April 1922 Air Force List

July 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ismailia, Egypt Egyptian Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr William J M Guilfoyle A 12 Mar 1919 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Horace S Shield A  5 Nov 1920 MC
Flt Lt Kenneth M St C G Leask A  8 Feb 1921 MC, later AVM
Flt Lt

Harold M Probyn

A 20 May 1921 DSO; later A/Cdre
Fg Off John W Jones A  8 Feb 1921 later ACM
Fg Off Hugh V Puckridge A  2 Jun 1920 DFC
Fg Off Norman S Dougall A  9 May 1921 DFC
Fg Off Clarence E W Lockyer A 15 Sep 1920 later AVM
Fg Off Clifford A B B Wilcock A 23 May 1921  
Obs Off Harold E Searson A 28 Feb 1920 DFC
Fg Off Arthur H Flower A 23 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Eyare K Blenkinsop A 20 May 1921  
Fg Off Lawrence F Pendred A 23 Feb 1920 DFC; later AM
Fg Off Ian C Slater A 25 Jun 1920 Killed in a flying accident - 15 Aug 1921
Fg Off Reginald Jones A 23 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Frank H Astle T 23 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Edmund H Searle A & S 24 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Basil A Foord A  9 May 1921 MC, DFC
Stores Officer
Fg Off Albert Walters Stores 20 May 1921  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Peter H Young Med 29 Jan 1921 MB

Source - July 1921 Air Force List

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

Personnel Movements: Jul 1921 - Jul 1922

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Augustine ap Ellis 17 Feb 1922 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 208 Sqn

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

July 1922

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ismailia, Egypt Egyptian Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr William J M Guilfoyle 12 Mar 1919 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Augustine ap Ellis 17 Feb 1922 Officer Commanding (designate)
Flt Lt Paul B Hunter 18 Mar 1922  
Flt Lt Kenneth M St C G Leask  8 Feb 1921 MC, later AVM
Flt Lt

Harold M Probyn

20 May 1921 DSO; later A/Cdre
Fg Off John W Jones  8 Feb 1921 later ACM
Fg Off Cedric W Hill 10 Feb 1922  
Fg Off George H Russell 22 Jun 1921 DFC
Fg Off Norman S Dougall  9 May 1921 DFC
Fg Off Clifford A B B Wilcock 23 May 1921  
Fg Off Arthur H Beach 24 Mar 1922  
Obs Off Harold E Searson 28 Feb 1920 DFC
Fg Off Arthur H Flower 23 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Lawrence F Pendred 23 Feb 1920 DFC; later AM
Fg Off Edwin J Ffoulkes-Jones  4 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Frank H Astle 23 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Edmund H Searle 24 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Eric Brewerton 31 Mar 1922 DFC
Fg Off Basil A Foord  9 May 1921 MC, DFC
Fg Off Robert L Edward 17 Feb 1922  
Plt Off George C B Bernard-Smith 25 Apr 1922  
Stores Officer
Fg Off Albert Walters 20 May 1921  
Accountant
Fg Off Robert F C Metcalfe 17 Feb 1922  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Peter H Young 29 Jan 1921 MB

Source - July 1922 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1921 - Jul 1922

Date Notes
25 Sep 1922 Squadron embarked on SS Podesta at Alexandria and set sail for Turkey
30 Sep 1922 Squadron arrived in Constantinople and entrained for San Stephano

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

May 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter San Stephano, Turkey Constantinople Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Augustine ap Ellis 17 Feb 1922 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Paul B Hunter 18 Mar 1922  
Flt Lt Kenneth M St C G Leask  8 Feb 1921 MC, later AVM
Flt Lt

Harold M Probyn

20 May 1921 DSO; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Cedric W Hill 10 Feb 1922  
Flt Lt Arthur H Beach 24 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Harold T Lydford 26 Sep 1922 DFC, later AM
Fg Off Clifford A B B Wilcock 23 May 1921  
Obs Off Harold E Searson 28 Feb 1920 DFC
Fg Off Arthur H Flower 23 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Lawrence F Pendred 23 Feb 1920 DFC; later AM
Fg Off

Graham C Bladon

26 Sep 1922 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Edwin J Ffoulkes-Jones  4 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Frank H Astle 23 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Edmund H Searle 24 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Eric Brewerton 31 Mar 1922 DFC
Fg Off Horace Aldridge 26 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Robert L Edward 17 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Henry J Toye 26 Sep 1922  
Plt Off Edgar A Hodgson 12 Jan 1923  
Plt Off George C B Bernard-Smith 25 Apr 1922  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Albert Walters 20 May 1921  
Fg Off Robert F C Metcalfe 17 Feb 1922 Accountant
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Christopher T O'Neill 26 Sep 1922 MB

Source - May 1923 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May - Jul 1923

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Augustine ap Ellis 30 Jun 1923 Promoted to Wg Cdr

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

July 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter San Stephano, Turkey Constantinople Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Augustine ap Ellis 17 Feb 1922 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Paul B Hunter 18 Mar 1922  
Flt Lt Kenneth M St C G Leask  8 Feb 1921 MC, later AVM
Flt Lt

Harold M Probyn

20 May 1921 DSO; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Cedric W Hill 10 Feb 1922  
Flt Lt Arthur H Beach 24 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Harold T Lydford 26 Sep 1922 DFC, later AM
Fg Off Clifford A B B Wilcock 23 May 1921  
Obs Off Harold E Searson 28 Feb 1920 DFC
Fg Off Arthur H Flower 23 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Lawrence F Pendred 23 Feb 1920 DFC; later AM
Fg Off

Graham C Bladon

26 Sep 1922 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Edwin J Ffoulkes-Jones  4 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Edmund H Searle 24 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Eric Brewerton 31 Mar 1922 DFC
Fg Off Horace Aldridge 26 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Robert L Edward 17 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Henry J Toye 26 Sep 1922  
Plt Off Edgar A Hodgson 12 Jan 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Albert Walters 20 May 1921  
Fg Off Robert F C Metcalfe 17 Feb 1922 Accountant
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Christopher T O'Neill 26 Sep 1922 MB

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1923 - Jan 1924

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr A C Winter xx Oct 1923 Assumed command of No 208 Sqn

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1923 - Jan 1924

Date Notes
 2 Sep 1923 Aircraft despatched to Constantinople for loading onto SS Khartoum
 2 Sep 1923 Stores despatched to Constantinople for loading onto SS Winnon
 5 Sep 1923 SS Khartoum and SS Winnon set sail for Alexandria

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

January 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter RAF Ismailia RAF Middle East/Egyptian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Augustine ap Ellis 17 Feb 1922 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Paul B Hunter 18 Mar 1922  
Flt Lt Claude W Mackey 23 Sep 1923  
Flt Lt

Harold M Probyn

20 May 1921 DSO; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Cedric W Hill 10 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Harold T Lydford 26 Sep 1922 DFC, later AM
Fg Off Sidney E Storrar 20 Aug 1923 later AVM
Fg Off Richard H Wathes  7 Aug 1923  
Fg Off Harold E Searson 28 Feb 1920 DFC
Fg Off James E A Jeakes 14 Oct 1923 DFC
Fg Off William R K Atkinson  1 Aug 1923  
Fg Off Capel S Whellock  3 Sep 1923  
Fg Off William J Millen 14 Oct 1923  
Fg Off Edmund H Searle 24 Apr 1920  
Fg Off John T A Lochner 14 Oct 1923  
Fg Off Horace Aldridge 26 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Robert L Edward 17 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Henry J Toye 26 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Edgar A Hodgson 12 Jan 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Albert Walters 20 May 1921  
Accountant
Fg Off Robert F C Metcalfe 17 Feb 1922  
Plt Off Robert W L Glenn 23 Sep 1923 later AVM
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Eric A Lumley 15 Oct 1923 MC, MB

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - May 1924

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Harold M Probyn xx Jan 1924 Assumed command of No 208 Sqn

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

May 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter RAF Ismailia RAF Middle East/Egyptian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Harold M Probyn 21 May 1921 Officer Commanding, DSO; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Claude W Mackey 23 Sep 1923  
Flt Lt Cedric W Hill 10 Feb 1922  
Flt Lt

Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury

20 May 1921 AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Harold T Lydford 26 Sep 1922 DFC, later AM
Flt Lt George D Daly 23 Dec 1923 DFC
Fg Off Sidney E Storrar 20 Aug 1923 later AVM
Fg Off Richard H Wathes  7 Aug 1923  
Fg Off Harold E Searson 28 Feb 1920 DFC
Fg Off James E A Jeakes 14 Oct 1923 DFC
Fg Off Robert S Bruce 23 Dec 1923  
Fg Off William R K Atkinson  1 Aug 1923  
Fg Off William J Millen 14 Oct 1923  
Fg Off John T A Lochner 14 Oct 1923  
Fg Off Alfred H Love  1 Oct 1923  
Fg Off Henry J Toye 26 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Eric V H Hudson  1 Feb 1924  
Fg Off Jack Dunn  5 Mar 1924  
Fg Off Edgar A Hodgson 12 Jan 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Albert Walters 20 May 1921  
Accountant
Fg Off Robert F C Metcalfe 17 Feb 1922  

Source - May 1924 Air Force List

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
Bristol F2B Fighter RAF Ismailia RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Harold M Probyn 20 May 1921 Officer Commanding, DSO; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Denys Gilley 16 Jan 1925 DFC
Flt Lt John R Cassidy  1 Apr 1925 later AVM
Flt Lt

Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury

20 May 1921 AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Harold E Searson 28 Feb 1920 DFC
Flt Lt James E A Jeakes 14 Oct 1923  
Fg Off Bernard N T S Leete 18 Oct 1924 MBE
Fg Off Robert S Bruce 23 Dec 1923  
Fg Off Frank G Gibbons 15 Apr 1925 DFC
Fg Off William J Millen 14 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Harry R McL Reid 27 Dec1924 DFC
Fg Off Edward F Haylock 18 Oct 1924  
Fg Off Talbot B Bruce 27 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Francis P Adams 24 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Henry J Hunter  9 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Eric V H Hudson  1 Feb 1924  
Fg Off Robert H Windsor 15 Jun 1925  
Fg Off Robert Legg 28 Dec 1924  
Fg Off George H Huxham 21 Nov 1924  
Plt Off Guy N J Stanley-Turner  5 Dec 1924  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Albert Walters 20 May 1921  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Ronald G D Thomas 10 Sep 1924  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt George H H Maxwell 23 May 1924 MB
Education Officer
Capt Reginald P Pridham  1 Apr 1925 Grade III, MC, BA (also at No 4 FTS)

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1925 - Mar 1926

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr A S C MacLaren xx Nov 1925 Assumed command of No 208 Sqn

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

March 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter RAF Ismailia RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Archibald S C MacLaren 18 Nov 1925 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC, DFC, AFC
Flt Lt Denys Gilley 16 Jan 1925 DFC
Flt Lt Joseph H Green 22 Sep 1925  
Flt Lt

Herbert L Rough

17 Oct 1925  
Flt Lt

Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury

20 May 1921 AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt William J Millen 14 Oct 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) John C E A Johnson 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off John W Rose 19 Dec 1925  
Fg Off

Francis F Inglis

18 Jan 1926 later AVM
Fg Off Edward F Haylock 18 Oct 1924  
Fg Off Eric V H Hudson  1 Feb 1924  
Fg Off Edgar A Hodgson  4 Jul 1925  
Fg Off Robert H Windsor 15 Jun 1925  
Fg Off Robert Duncanson 28 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Robert Legg 28 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Charles Lloyd 21 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Nevill Vintcent 17 Oct 1925 DFC
Fg Off Max E R P Storrie 15 Jan 1926  
Fg Off George J Southam 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Frederick W Moxham 22 Sep 1925  
Plt Off Sydney F Bell  5 Oct 1925
Plt Off Guy N J Stanley-Turner  5 Dec 1924  
Plt Off

Henry E Nowell

22 Sep 1924 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off George C Wilson 12 Dec 1925  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Ronald G D Thomas 10 Sep 1924  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Thomas V O'Brien 27 Aug 1925 MB
Education Officer
Capt Reginald P Pridham  1 Apr 1925 Grade III, MC, BA (also at No 4 FTS)

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter RAF Ismailia RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Archibald S C S MacLaren 18 Nov 1925 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC, DFC, AFC
Flt Lt Denys Gilley 16 Jan 1925 DFC
Flt Lt Joseph H Green 22 Sep 1925  
Flt Lt

Herbert L Rough

17 Oct 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) John C E A Johnson 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off John W Rose 19 Dec 1925  
Fg Off

Francis F Inglis

18 Jan 1926 later AVM
Fg Off Eric V H Hudson  1 Feb 1924  
Fg Off Edgar A Hodgson  4 Jul 1925  
Fg Off Robert Duncanson 28 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Robert Legg 28 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Charles Lloyd 21 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Max E R P Storrie 15 Jan 1926  
Fg Off Horace E Rew 19 Mar 1926  
Fg Off George J Southam 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Guy N J Stanley-Turner  5 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Sydney F Bell  5 Oct 1925
Fg Off Harold Walker  5 May 1926  
Plt Off

Henry E Nowell

22 Sep 1924 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off George C Wilson 12 Dec 1925  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Ronald G D Thomas 10 Sep 1924  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Thomas V O'Brien 27 Aug 1925 MB
Education Officer
Capt Reginald P Pridham  1 Apr 1925 Grade III, MC, BA (also at No 4 FTS)

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul - Dec 1926

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr A S C MacLaren xx Nov 1926 Relinquished command of No 208 Sqn on being invalided to the UK
Flt Lt J H Green xx Nov 1926 Assumed temporary command of No 208 Sqn

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

December 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter RAF Ismailia RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Archibald S C S MacLaren 18 Nov 1925 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC, DFC, AFC
Flt Lt Arthur H Flower 21 Sep 1926  
Flt Lt Joseph H Green 22 Sep 1925  
Flt Lt

Herbert L Rough

17 Oct 1925 DFC
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) John C E A Johnson 18 Nov 1925 Signals Duties
Fg Off John W Rose 19 Dec 1925 Engineer Duties
Fg Off

Francis F Inglis

18 Jan 1926 later AVM
Fg Off Edgar A Hodgson  4 Jul 1925  
Fg Off Robert Duncanson 28 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Robert Legg 28 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Charles Lloyd 21 Nov 1925  
Fg Off George H Huxham 20 Oct 1926  
Fg Off Max E R P Storrie 15 Jan 1926 Armament duties
Fg Off Horace E Rew 19 Mar 1926  
Fg Off George J Southam 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Cecil H Morgan  9 Oct 1926  
Fg Off Sydney F Bell  5 Oct 1925
Fg Off

Henry E Nowell

22 Sep 1924 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Henry E Power 24 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Cecil H Noble 21 Sep 1926  
Stores Branch
Fg Off George C Wilson 12 Dec 1925  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Ronald G D Thomas 10 Sep 1924  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Philip D Barling  1 Oct 1926  
Education Officer
Capt Reginald P Pridham  1 Apr 1925 Grade III, MC, BA (also at No 4 FTS)

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1927

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Victor E Lindop 12 Mar 1927 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 208 Sqn, wef 26 Feb 1927
Flt Lt J H Green 14 Mar 1927 Relinquished temporary command of No 208 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Victor E Lindop 14 Mar 1927 Assumed command of No 208 Sqn

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter RAF Ismailia RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Victor E Lindop 26 Feb 1927 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Arthur H Flower 21 Sep 1926  
Flt Lt Joseph H Green 22 Sep 1925  
Flt Lt

Herbert L Rough

17 Oct 1925 DFC
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) John C E A Johnson 18 Nov 1925
Fg Off John W Rose 19 Dec 1925
Fg Off Robert Duncanson 28 Nov 1925  
Fg Off

Robert H S Spaight

11 May 1927 Photographic duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Robert Legg 28 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Charles Lloyd 21 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Max E R P Storrie 15 Jan 1926 Armament duties
Fg Off Francis S S Lamprey 18 Dec 1926  
Fg Off Frederick W Moxham 23 Mar 1927  
Fg Off Cecil H Morgan  9 Oct 1926  
Fg Off

Henry E Nowell

22 Sep 1924 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Henry E Power 24 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Cecil H Noble 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off

Alan D Gilmore

22 Mar 1927 later AVM
Fg Off Alfred V Hammond  7 Dec 1926 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Stores Branch
Fg Off George C Wilson 12 Dec 1925  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Desmond F A Clarke 14 Apr 1927  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt John Parry-Evans 20 Apr 1927  
Education Officer
Capt Reginald P Pridham  1 Apr 1925 Grade III, MC, BA (also at No 4 FTS)

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1927 - Jul 1928

Date Notes
27 Oct 1927 Squadron moved from RAF Ismailia to RAF Heliopolis

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

Movement Date Location
   

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter RAF Heliopolis RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Victor E Lindop 26 Feb 1927 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Arthur H Flower 21 Sep 1926  
Flt Lt Joseph H Green 22 Sep 1925  
Flt Lt John C E A Johnson 18 Nov 1925
Flt Lt Arthur Rowan 27 Sep 1927  
Fg Off

Robert H S Spaight

11 May 1927 Photographic duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Max E R P Storrie 15 Jan 1926 Armament duties
Fg Off Francis S S Lamprey 18 Dec 1926  
Fg Off Frederick W Moxham 23 Mar 1927  
Fg Off Guy N J Stanley-Turner 29 Jun 1927
Fg Off

Henry E Nowell

22 Sep 1924 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Henry E Power 24 Jul 1926  
Fg Off John N Berkley-Miller 23 Dec 1927  
Fg Off Cecil H Noble 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Eric E Fallick 12 Aug 1927  
Fg Off

Alan D Gilmore

22 Mar 1927 later AVM
Fg Off Alfred V Hammond  7 Dec 1926 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Donald V Ivins 12 Aug 1927  
Fg Off Albert A Koch 27 Sep 1927  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Eric G M Charleson 14 Feb 1928  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off John J Calger 31 May 1928  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Charles J S O'Malley  9 Apr 1928  

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul - Sep 1928

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Victor E Lindop 20 Jul 1928 Relinquished command of No 208 Sqn
Sqn Ldr J H Green 20 Jul 1928 Assumed temporary command of No 208 Sqn

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter RAF Heliopolis RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Victor E Lindop 26 Feb 1927 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr Joseph H Green 22 Sep 1925  
Flt Lt Arthur Rowan 27 Sep 1927  
Flt Lt Arthur H Flower 21 Sep 1926  
Flt Lt John C E A Johnson 18 Nov 1925 Signals Duties
Flt Lt

Robert H S Spaight

11 May 1927 Photographic duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Max E R P Storrie 15 Jan 1926 Armament duties
Fg Off Francis S S Lamprey 18 Dec 1926  
Fg Off Guy N J Stanley-Turner 29 Jun 1927
Fg Off Frederick W Moxham 23 Mar 1927  
Fg Off

Henry E Nowell

22 Sep 1924 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Henry E Power 24 Jul 1926  
Fg Off John N Berkley-Miller 23 Dec 1927  
Fg Off Cecil H Noble 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off

Alan D Gilmore

22 Mar 1927 later AVM
Fg Off Alfred V Hammond  7 Dec 1926 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Donald V Ivins 12 Aug 1927  
Fg Off Albert A Koch 27 Sep 1927  
Plt Off David J Hughes-Morgan 28 Jul 1928  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Francis R Lines 23 Jun 1928  
Fg Off Eric G M Charleson 14 Feb 1928  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off John J Calger 31 May 1928  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Charles J S O'Malley  9 Apr 1928  

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Sep 1928 - Jul 1929

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Victor E Lindop 16 Oct 1928 Resumed command of No 208 Sqn
Sqn Ldr J H Green 16 Oct 1928 Relinquished temporary command of No 208 Sqn

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter RAF Heliopolis RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Victor E Lindop 26 Feb 1927 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Arthur H Flower 21 Sep 1926  
Flt Lt John J Lloyd-Williams 29 Jan 1929 MC
Flt Lt John C E A Johnson 18 Nov 1925
Flt Lt

Robert H S Spaight

11 May 1927 Photographic duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Max E R P Storrie 15 Jan 1926 Armament duties
Fg Off John N Berkley-Miller 23 Dec 1927  
Fg Off Cecil H Noble 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off

Alan D Gilmore

22 Mar 1927 later AVM
Fg Off Alfred V Hammond  7 Dec 1926 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Colin S Cadell 11 Jan 1929 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Donald V Ivins 12 Aug 1927  
Fg Off Albert A Koch 27 Sep 1927  
Fg Off Douglas S King 28 Sep 1928  
Fg Off Alexander K K Calwell 28 Sep 1928
Plt Off Peter W A Dudgeon  8 Jan 1929  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Charles I Fry 23 Feb 1929  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off James Charles 26 Mar1929  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Charles J S O'Malley  9 Apr 1928  

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Maurice Moore 29 Mar 1930 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 208 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Victor E Lindop 14 Apr 1930 Relinquished command of No 208 Sqn on posting to HQ Palestine and Transjordan
Sqn Ldr Maurice Moore 14 Apr 1930 Assumed command of No 208 Sqn

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Date Notes
xx May 1930 Squadron re-equipped with Armstrong Whitworth Atlases
Atlas

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Atlas RAF Heliopolis RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Maurice Moore 29 Mar 1930 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt Arthur H Flower 21 Sep 1926  
Flt Lt John J Lloyd-Williams 29 Jan 1929 MC
Flt Lt Arthur R Jones 24 Apr 1930 Signals duties
Flt Lt

Robert H S Spaight

11 May 1927 Photographic duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Cecil H Noble 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Alfred V Hammond  7 Dec 1926 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Colin S Cadell 11 Jan 1929 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Albert A Koch 27 Sep 1927  
Fg Off WWilliam D J Michie 27 Mar 1930 Photographic duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off

Reginald C Field

 3 Jan 1930 Photographic duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Douglas S King 28 Sep 1928  
Fg Off Norman C Odbert 13 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Bernard W Figgins 13 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Donald A L Campbell  8 Oct 1929  
Fg Off Frank R Balfour 27 Mar 1930
Fg Off Peter W A Dudgeon  8 Jan 1929  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Leslie L Bray 12 Sep 1929  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off James Charles 26 Mar1929  

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
Sqn Ldr Maurice Moore  1 May 1931 Relinquished command of No 208 Sqn whilst on Trade Test Board duties
Flt Lt Arthur H Flower  1 May 1931 Assumed temporary command of No 208 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Maurice Moore 31 May 1931 Resumed command of No 208 Sqn
Flt Lt Arthur H Flower 31 May 1931 Relinquished  temporary command of No 208 Sqn

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Atlas RAF Heliopolis RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Maurice Moore 29 Mar 1930 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt Arthur H Flower 21 Sep 1926  
Flt Lt Arthur R Jones 24 Apr 1930 Signals duties,
Flt Lt Francis J O'Doherty 14 Mar 1931  
Flt Lt Alfred V Hammond  7 Dec 1926 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Douglas S King 28 Sep 1928  
Fg Off

Reginald C Field

 3 Jan 1930 Photographic duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Cyril W F Carter 13 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Norman C Odbert 13 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Bernard W Figgins 13 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Donald A L Campbell  8 Oct 1929  
Fg Off Frank R Balfour 27 Mar 1930
Fg Off Peter W A Dudgeon  8 Jan 1929  
Fg Off

Robert Harston

 2Jan 1931 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Claude M Champion de Crespigny 13 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Frederick E Abbott  2 Jan 1931  
Fg Off John E Loverseed 10 Mar 1931  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Leslie L Bray 12 Sep 1929  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Arthur E Fairs  1 Apr 1931 MC

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1931 - Jul 1932

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Maurice Moore  7 Jul 1931 Relinquished command of No 208 Sqn whilst on leave
Flt Lt Arthur H Flower  7 Jul 1931 Assumed temporary command of No 208 Sqn
Flt Lt Arthur R Jones  5 Aug 1931 Killed in a flying accident
LAC E G C Henry  5 Aug 1931 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off Frederick E Abbott  1 Oct 1931 Killed in a flying accident
Sqn Ldr Maurice Moore 27 Oct 1931 Resumed command of No 208 Sqn
Flt Lt Arthur H Flower 27 Oct 1931 Relinquished  temporary command of No 208 Sqn
Flt Lt Francis J O'Doherty 12 Jan 1932 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 D J M Mahoney 12 Jan 1932 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

NB: Dates shown in the ORB are not always clear as to whether they are arrival dates or posting dates

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Atlas RAF Heliopolis RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Maurice Moore 29 Mar 1930 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt Reginald W Hill 21 Mar 1932  
Flt Lt

John H Edwardes Jones

21 Jan 1932 later AM
Flt Lt Isaac J Fitch 28 Nov 1931 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Cyril W F Carter 13 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Norman C Odbert 13 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Bernard W Figgins 13 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Frank R Balfour 27 Mar 1930
Fg Off

Robert Harston

 2Jan 1931 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John E Loverseed 10 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Harold G Adams  8 Jan 1932  
Fg Off Stephen W H Egan 29 Apr 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off

Noel C Hyde

 4 Mar 1932 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John A Hankins  4 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Neville C Hendriks  4 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Charles E Littler  8 Jan 1932  
Fg Off Robert B Dashper  8 Jan 1932  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Leslie L Bray 12 Sep 1929  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Arthur E Fairs  1 Apr 1931 MC

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Maurice Moore 11 Jul 1932 Relinquished command of No 208 Sqn whilst on leave
Flt Lt

Richard Grice

11 Jul 1932 Assumed temporary command of No 208 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Maurice Moore 26 Sep 1932 Resumed command of No 208 Sqn
Flt Lt

Richard Grice

26 Sep 1932 Relinquished  temporary command of No 208 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

John W Jones

 1 Apr 1933 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 208 Sqn
Plt Off W A W Jameson 15 Apr 1933 Died from injuries sustained in a flying accident
LAC A L Alleway 16 Apr 1933 Died from injuries sustained in a flying accident
Sqn Ldr Maurice Moore 29 Jul 1933 Relinquished command of No 208 Sqn on posting to HQ RAF Middle East
Sqn Ldr

John W Jones

29 Apr 1933 Assumed command of No 208 Sqn

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

NB: Dates shown in the ORB are not always clear as to whether they are arrival dates or posting dates

Organisational Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Date Notes
 3 Jan 1933 Officers of the squadron had approved a badge in July 1930 and it was standardised in the form shown below

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Atlas RAF Heliopolis RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John W Jones

 1 Apr 1933 Officer Commanding, later ACM
Flt Lt

Richard Grice

11 Jul 1932 DFC, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Reginald W Hill 21 Mar 1932  
Flt Lt

John H Edwardes Jones

21 Jan 1932 later AM
Flt Lt Isaac J Fitch 28 Nov 1931 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Stephen W H Egan 29 Apr 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off

Noel C Hyde

 4 Mar 1932 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John A Hankins  4 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Neville C Hendriks  4 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Charles E Littler  8 Jan 1932  
Fg Off Robert B Dashper  8 Jan 1932  
Fg Off George Hinckley  1 Oct 1932  
Fg Off Ian V Hue-Williams  9 Dec 1932  
Fg Off Christopher W M Ling  1 Oct 1932  
Fg Off Frederick W L Wild 28 Feb 1933
Plt Off

Thomas A B Parselle

28 Feb 1933 later AVM
Plt Off

John Worrell

28 Feb 1933 later AVM
Plt Off Harold G Leonard-Williams 28 Feb 1933 later AVM
Stores Branch
Fg Off Cyril H W Boldero 23 Sep 1932  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Crystal Lorimer 10 May 1933  
Warrant Officers
WO Charles Maynard   4 Feb 1932  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Frank H J Heading 14 Nov 1932  
WO II William F Childs 27 Apr 1932  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1933 - Jan 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt

Francis R D Swain

12 Sep 1933 Arrived on posting from No 6 Sqn for duty as Adjutant
Fg Off Charles E Littler xx Sep 1933 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Flt Lt Reginald W Hill  1 Oct 1933 Posted to Home Establishment
Plt Off Douglas S Kite 10 Oct 1933 Arrived on posting from the UK
Plt Off Ronald J Knights-Whittome 10 Oct 1933 Arrived on posting from the UK
Plt Off Anthony G Powell 10 Oct 1933 Arrived on posting from the UK

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

NB: Dates shown in the ORB are not always clear as to whether they are arrival dates or posting dates

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Atlas RAF Heliopolis RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John W Jones

 1 Apr 1933 Officer Commanding, later ACM
Flt Lt

Richard Grice

11 Jul 1932 DFC, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Francis R D Swain

12 Sep 1933 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Isaac J Fitch 28 Nov 1931 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Stephen W H Egan 29 Apr 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off

Noel C Hyde

 4 Mar 1932 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John A Hankins  4 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Neville C Hendriks  4 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Charles E Littler  8 Jan 1932  
Fg Off Robert B Dashper  8 Jan 1932  
Fg Off George Hinckley  1 Oct 1932  
Fg Off Ian V Hue-Williams  9 Dec 1932  
Fg Off Christopher W M Ling  1 Oct 1932  
Fg Off Frederick W L Wild 28 Feb 1933
Fg Off

Thomas A B Parselle

28 Feb 1933 later AVM
Fg Off

John Worrell

28 Feb 1933 later AVM
Plt Off Harold G Leonard-Williams 28 Feb 1933 later AVM
Plt Off Douglas S Kite 10 Oct 1933  
Plt Off Ronald J Knights-Whittome 10 Oct 1933  
Plt Off Anthony G Powell 10 Oct 1933 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off Cyril H W Boldero 23 Sep 1932  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Crystal Lorimer 10 May 1933  
Warrant Officers
WO Charles Maynard   4 Feb 1932  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Frank H J Heading 14 Nov 1932  
WO II Francis R Clay 10 Dec 1931  
WO II William F Childs 27 Apr 1932  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Robert B Dashper  1 Jan 1934 Posted to Home Establishment for Armament Officers' Course
Flt Lt Reginald W K Stevens  8 Mar 1934 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment
Flt Lt

William E V Richards

 9 Apr 1934 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot (ME) for Accountant duties
Flt Lt Crystal Lorimer 27 Apr 1934 Posted to Home Establishment
Fg Off Charles E Littler  6 May 1934 Posted to Home Establishment for Engineer Officers' Course
Fg Off Stephen W H Egan  3 Jun 1934 Posted to Home Establishment for transfer to RAFO

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

NB: Dates shown in the ORB are not always clear as to whether they are arrival dates or posting dates

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1934

Date Notes
18 Apr 1934 2 x Hawker Audaxes were collected from the RAF Depot (Middle East) at Aboukir
Hawker Audax

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Atlas

Hawker Audax

RAF Heliopolis RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John W Jones

 1 Apr 1933 Officer Commanding, later ACM
Flt Lt

Richard Grice

11 Jul 1932 DFC, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Francis R D Swain

12 Sep 1933 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

John H Edwardes Jones

21 Jan 1932 later AM
Flt Lt Isaac J Fitch 28 Nov 1931 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Reginald W K Stevens  8 Mar 1934  
Fg Off Stephen W H Egan 29 Apr 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off

Noel C Hyde

 4 Mar 1932 later A/Cdre
Fg Off George Hinckley  1 Oct 1932  
Fg Off Ian V Hue-Williams  9 Dec 1932  
Fg Off Christopher W M Ling  1 Oct 1932  
Fg Off Frederick W L Wild 28 Feb 1933
Fg Off

Thomas A B Parselle

28 Feb 1933 later AVM
Fg Off

John Worrell

28 Feb 1933 later AVM
Fg Off Harold G Leonard-Williams 28 Feb 1933 later AVM
Plt Off Douglas S Kite 10 Oct 1933  
Plt Off Ronald J Knights-Whittome 10 Oct 1933  
Plt Off Anthony G Powell 10 Oct 1933 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off Cyril H W Boldero 23 Sep 1932  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt

William E V Richards

 9 Apr 1934 later A/Cdre
Warrant Officers
WO Charles Maynard   4 Feb 1932  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Frank H J Heading 14 Nov 1932  
WO II William F Childs 27 Apr 1932  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1934 - Jul 1935

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Ian V Hue-Williams 23 Jul 1934 Posted to Home Establishment for Instructors' Course at CFS
Fg Off George Hinckley  6 Aug 1934 Invalided to the Home Establishment
Lt W W Reeve  9 Aug 1934 Attached from 3rd Bn, Grenadier Guards for ILO duties
Lt W W Reeve 30 Nov 1934 Ceased to be attached from 3rd Bn, Grenadier Guards for ILO duties
Sqn Ldr Arthur H Flower 29 Sep 1934 Posted pending assuming command of No 208 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

John W Jones

 1 Nov 1934 Relinquished command of No 208 Sqn on posting to HQ RAF Middle East
Sqn Ldr Arthur H Flower  1 Nov 1934 Assumed command of No 208 Sqn
Plt Off John Thompson 23 Oct 1934 Arrived on posting from No 2 Sqn in the UK
Plt Off Norman D Gilbert-Smith 16 Nov 1934 Arrived on posting from No 16 Sqn in the UK
Flt Lt Reginald W K Stevens  1 Dec 1934 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Flt Lt

William E V Richards

 8 Dec 1934 Accountant Officer, posted to HQ Middle East
Flt Lt Frederick C Chalmers 18 Dec 1934 Arrived on posting from HQ Middle East for Accountant duties
Flt Lt

Francis R D Swain

30 Dec 1934 Posted to Home Establishment
Capt D B Aitken  1 Jan 1935 Attached from 1st Bn, The Seaforth Highlanders for ILO duties
Flt Lt

Alfred G Adnams

xx Feb 1935 Arrived on posting from RAF Hornchurch in the UK, wef 1 Feb 1935
Fg Off John N Tomes  5 Feb 1935 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, RAF Aboukir
Flt Lt

John H Edwardes Jones

11 Mar 1935 Posted to Home Establishment
Fg Off Christopher W M Ling 26 Mar 1935 Posted to Home Establishment
Capt D B Aitken 30 Mar 1935 Ceased to be attached from 1st Bn, The Seaforth Highlanders for ILO duties
Fg Off Robert E G Brittain  9 Apr 1935 Arrived on posting from No 26 Sqn
Flt Lt Isaac J Fitch 27 Apr 1935 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off Douglas S Kite 25 May 1935 Invalided to the UK
Flt Lt

Noel C Hyde

 1 Jun 1935 Assumed command of 'C' Flight

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

NB: Dates shown in the ORB are not always clear as to whether they are arrival dates or posting dates

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax RAF Heliopolis RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur H Flower 29 Sep 1934 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Richard Grice

11 Jul 1932 DFC, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Isaac J Fitch 28 Nov 1931 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Reginald W K Stevens  8 Mar 1934  
Flt Lt

Alfred G Adnams

 1 Feb 1935 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Noel C Hyde

 4 Mar 1932 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Cyril C Musselwhite 15 Nov 1934  
Fg Off Frederick W L Wild 28 Feb 1933
Fg Off

John Worrell

28 Feb 1933 later AVM
Fg Off Harold G Leonard-Williams 28 Feb 1933 later AVM
Fg Off Ronald J Knights-Whittome 10 Oct 1933  
Fg Off Anthony G Powell 10 Oct 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Robert E G Brittain  9 Apr 1935  
Fg Off John N Tomes  5 Feb 1935 later A/Cdre
Plt Off John Thompson 23 Oct 1934  
Plt Off Norman D Gilbert-Smith 16 Nov 1934  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Cyril H W Boldero 23 Sep 1932  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Frederick C Chalmers 18 Dec 1934  
Warrant Officers
WO Charles Maynard   4 Feb 1932  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II William F Childs 27 Apr 1932  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1934 - Jul 1935

Rank Name Date Notes
Lt H A L Montgomery-Campbell  1 Aug 1935 Attached from Royal Tank Corps for duty as Air Liaison Officer
APO G B M Bell  5 Sep 1935 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
APO W C A Church  5 Sep 1935 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
APO G E Harrison  5 Sep 1935 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
APO R D G Wright  5 Sep 1935 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Fg Off Alistair P W Cane 17 Sep 1935 Arrived on posting from No 26 Sqn
Flt Lt G A G Johnston 26 Sep 1935 Arrived on posting from No 26 Sqn
Fg Off A R G Bax xx Sep 1935 Arrived on posting from No 13 Sqn, wef 31 Aug 1935
Flt Lt

Richard Grice

 1 Oct 1935 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Sqn Ldr

Richard Grice

13 Oct 1935 Posted to HQ Middle East for service at Mersa Matruh
Flt Lt Cyril H W Boldero  5 Nov 1935 Stores Officer, posted to RAF Depot (ME)
Flt Lt

Noel C Hyde

14 Nov 1935 Relinquished command of 'C' Flight on posting to RAF Depot (ME)
Fg Off J A Robinson 16 Nov 1935 Arrived on posting from No 26 Sqn
APO V A Pope 25 Nov 1935 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS
Flt Lt C C O'Grady 30 Nov 1935 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS and assumed command of 'C' Flight
Lt T de F Jago 30 Dec 1935 Attached from Royal Horse Artillery for duty with IL Section
Fg Off Frederick W L Wild 12 Jan 1935 Posted to RAF Depot (ME)
Flt Lt R N Hesketh 20 Jan 1936 Arrived on posting from No 216 Sqn for Stores duties
Fg Off Harold G Leonard-Williams 13 Feb 1936 Posted to Home Establishment
Plt Off Ronald J Knights-Whittome 13 Feb 1936 Posted to Home Establishment
Plt Off Anthony G Powell 13 Feb 1936 Posted to Home Establishment
Plt Off J E Jacobs 25 Feb 1936 Arrived on posting from No 30 Sqn, wef 18 Feb 1936
Plt Off F C Hopcraft 25 Feb 1936 Arrived on posting from No 55 Sqn, wef 18 Feb 1936
Capt C F Tod 14 Apr 1936 Attached from Royal Artillery for Air Liaison duties

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

NB: Dates shown in the ORB are not always clear as to whether they are arrival dates or posting dates

Organisational Movements: Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Date Notes
19 Aug 1935 Squadron completed re-equipment with Hawker Audaes
10 Sep 1935

'D' Flight was formed equipped with Hawker Demons

Hawker Demon
 8 Oct 1935 'C' Flight detached to Mersa Matruh
14 Oct 1935 Re-equipment of 'D' Flight with Demons was completed
16 Dec 1935 'A' detached to Mersa Matruh to join 'C' Flight
 5 Jan 1935 'A' and 'C' Flights moved from Mersa Matruh to Mersa Matruh East
 6 Jan 1936 'D' Flight attached to No 29 Squadron at Amriya
24 Jan 1936 Squadron HQ moved from RAF Heliopolis to Mersa Matruh East
16 Mar 1936 All aircraft and personnel of 'D' Flight were transferred to No 64 Squadron on formation
 9 Apr 1936 'C' Flight moved from Mersa Matruh East to RAF Heliopolis
18 Apr 1936 HQ Flight moved from Mersa Matruh East to RAF Heliopolis
23 Apr 1936 'B' Flight detached to Mersa Matruh East
25 Apr 1936 'A' Flight returned to RAF Heliopolis from Mersa Matruh East

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax RAF Heliopolis RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur H Flower 29 Sep 1934 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Isaac J Fitch 28 Nov 1931 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt C C O'Grady  1 Dec 1935  
Flt Lt Reginald W K Stevens  8 Mar 1934  
Flt Lt

Alfred G Adnams

 1 Feb 1935 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Cyril C Musselwhite 15 Nov 1934  
Fg Off

John Worrell

28 Feb 1933 later AVM
Fg Off J A Robinson 16 Nov 1935  
Fg Off Robert E G Brittain  9 Apr 1935  
Fg Off John N Tomes  5 Feb 1935 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John Thompson 23 Oct 1934
Fg Off Norman D Gilbert-Smith 16 Nov 1934  
Fg Off Alistair P W Cane 17 Sep 1935  
Fg Off K Capel-Cure 31 Mar 1936  
Plt Off V A Pope 25 Nov 1935  
Plt Off F C Hopcraft 18 Feb 1936  
Plt Off J E Jacobs 18 Feb 1936  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt R N Hesketh 20 Jan 1936  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Frederick C Chalmers 18 Dec 1934  
Warrant Officers
WO Harold O B Mawdsley 20 Apr 1935  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II William F Childs 27 Apr 1932  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

August 1936

Source - August 1936 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
APO D E C Trench 28 Aug 1936 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS
Sqn Ldr Arthur H Flower  2 Sep 1936 Relinquished command of No 208 Sqn
Flt Lt Isaac J Fitch  2 Sep 1936 Assumed temporary command of No 208 Sqn
Fg Off J A Robinson  2 Sep 1936 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off Robert E G Brittain  2 Sep 1936 Assumed command of 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Reginald W K Stevens 28 Sep 1936 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Cyril C Musselwhite 28 Sep 1936 Posted t Home Establishment on return to Army duty
Fg Off J A Robinson  1 Oct 1936 Promoted to Flt Lt
Fg Off Robert E G Brittain  1 Oct 1936 Promoted to Flt Lt
Plt Off T W C Fazan 21 Oct 1936 Arrived on posting from No 13 Sqn, wef 10 Oct 1936
Flt Lt Reginald W K Stevens  4 Nov 1936 Returned to RAF Heliopolis and Assumed command of Squadron Detachment
Fg Off J A Robinson  4 Nov 1936 Resumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off Robert E G Brittain  9 Nov 1936 Assumed the duties of Adjutant
Flt Lt Reginald W K Stevens  9 Nov 1936 Resumed command of 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Frederick C Chalmers 11 Nov 1936 Posted to Home Establishment
Flt Lt Isaac J Fitch 25 Nov 1936 Relinquished temporary command of No 208 Sqn
Flt Lt C C O'Grady 25 Nov 1936 Assumed temporary command of No 208 Sqn
Flt Lt Isaac J Fitch 26 Nov 1936 Posted to Home establishment for Staff College Course
Sqn Ldr

William A D Brook

 2 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting from HQ Palestine and Transjordan
Flt Lt C C O'Grady  4 Dec 1936 Relinquished temporary command of No 208 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

William A D Brook

 4 Dec 1936 Assumed command of No 208 Sqn
Fg Off

Geoffrey L Seabrook

16 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting from HQ Middle East for Accountant duties
Plt Off J Beavis 30 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting from School of Army Co-operation, wef 19 Dec 1936
Sqn Ldr Arthur H Flower  1 Jan 1937 Posted to HQ Middle East
Fg Off John N Tomes 20 Feb 1937 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off John N Tomes 24 Feb 1937 Promoted to Flt Lt
Flt Lt J A Robinson 24 Feb 1937 Posted to Home Establishment for Signals Course
Fg Off Norman D Gilbert-Smith  8 Mar 1937 Posted to Home Establishment for Signals Course
Fg Off John Thompson 28 Mar 1937 Posted to Home Establishment for Signals Course
Flt Lt Robert E G Brittain 10 May 1937 Posted to Home Establishment for Navigation Course
Plt Off V A Pope 10 May 1937 Assumed the duties of Adjutant
Plt Off A M Brown  9 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 27 May 1937
Plt Off L G Burnand  9 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 27 May 1937
Plt Off K D Currie  9 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 27 May 1937
Plt Off D R Hopper  9 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 27 May 1937
Fg Off K Capel-Cure 10 Jun 1937 Assumed command of 'B' Flight
WO E H McDonald 28 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting from No 216 Sqn for Engineer duties

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

NB: Dates shown in the ORB are not always clear as to whether they are arrival dates or posting dates

Organisational Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Date Notes
31 Jul 1936 'B' Flight returned to RAF Heliopolis from Mersa Matruh East
27 Sep 1936 Rail (Goods) Party departed Abbassia for RAF Ramleh
28 Sep 1936 Advance Air Party (Valentia), departed RAF Heliopolis for RAF Ramleh
28 Sep 1936 Advance Air Party (Audax), departed RAF Heliopolis for RAF Ramleh
29 Sep 1936 Rail (Passenger) Party departed Cairo for RAF Ramleh
30 Sep 1936 Rail (Goods) Party arrived at RAF Ramleh
30 Sep 1936 Rail (Passenger) Party arrived at RAF Ramleh
30 Sep 1936 Main Air Party departed RAF Heliopolis for RAF Ramleh ('A' and 'C' Flights only. 'B' Flight remained at RAF Heliopolis)
 9 Nov 1936 HQ and 'C' Flights returned to RAF Heliopolis
 8 Dec 1936 'A' Flight returned to RAF Heliopolis from RAF Ramleh

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax RAF Heliopolis RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

William A D Brook

 4 Dec 1936 Officer Commanding, later AVM
Flt Lt C C O'Grady  1 Dec 1935  
Flt Lt Reginald W K Stevens  8 Mar 1934  
Flt Lt

Alfred G Adnams

 1 Feb 1935 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John N Tomes  5 Feb 1935 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Alistair P W Cane 17 Sep 1935  
Fg Off K Capel-Cure 31 Mar 1936  
Plt Off V A Pope 25 Nov 1935  
Plt Off F C Hopcraft 18 Feb 1936  
Plt Off J E Jacobs 18 Feb 1936  
Plt Off T W C Fazan 10 Oct 1936  
Plt Off D E C Trench 28 Aug 1936  
Plt Off J Beavis 19 Dec 1936  
Plt Off A M Brown 27 May 1937  
Plt Off L G Burnand 27 May 1937  
Plt Off K D Currie 27 May 1937
Plt Off D R Hopper 27 May 1937  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt R N Hesketh 20 Jan 1936  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off

Geoffrey L Seabrook

16 Dec 1936 later AVM
Warrant Officers
WO Harold O B Mawdsley 20 Apr 1935  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off K Capel-Cure  1 Jul 1937 Promoted to Flt Lt
Flt Lt Reginald W K Stevens  1 Jul 1937 Posted to HQ Middle East for Air Staff duties
WO H O B Mawdsley  3 Jul 1937 Posted to Home Establishment on appointment as a Commissioned Engineer Officer
Plt Off F C Hopcraft 13 Jul 1937 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off V A Pope 16 Jul 1937 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off J E Jacobs 16 Aug 1937 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off Alistair P W Cane 26 Aug 1937 Assumed command of 'C' Flight
Flt Lt C C O'Grady  1 Oct 1937 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Fg Off

Geoffrey L Seabrook

 1 Oct 1937 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Flt Lt

Alfred G Adnams

 1 Oct 1937 Posted to No 4 FTS for Instructor duties
Plt Off T W C Fazan 15 Oct 1937 Promoted to Fg Off
Sqn Ldr C C O'Grady 30 Nov 1937 Posted to Home Establishment
Fg Off Alistair P W Cane 30 Nov 1937 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Flt Lt

Anthony G Powell

23 Nov 1937 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment
Capt L R C Watson  9 Feb 1938 Attached for Air Liaison duties
Capt C F Tod xx Feb 1938 Ceased to be attached from Royal Artillery on posting to the War Office
APO L C Bartram 19 Feb 1938 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, wef 17 Feb 1938
APO R G L Baxter 19 Feb 1938 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, wef 17 Feb 1938
APO R D Williams 19 Feb 1938 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, wef 17 Feb 1938
Flt Lt K E M Holmes 11 Feb 1938 Arrived on posting from RAF Amman for Accountant duties
APO R D Williams 28 Mar 1938 Posted to No 11 Sqn, India
Fg Off J MacDougall 29 Mar 1938 Arrived on posting from from Home Establishment
Fg Off W G Tallyour 29 Mar 1938 Arrived on posting from from Home Establishment
Fg Off F C Hopcraft  1 Apr 1938 Posted to No 6 Sqn, RAF Ramleh
Fg Off J E Jacobs  1 Apr 1938 Posted to No 6 Sqn, RAF Ramleh
Fg Off A R W Shipley 30 Apr 1938 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment
Fg Off R H Humphries 30 Apr 1938 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment
Fg Off E R E Black 30 Apr 1938 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment
Plt Off D E C Trench  6 Jun 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off J Beavis 23 Jun 1938 Promoted to Fg Off

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

NB: Dates shown in the ORB are not always clear as to whether they are arrival dates or posting dates

Organisational Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Date Notes
12 Aug 1937 'C' Flight attended a Training Camp at RAF Aboukir
24 Aug 1937 'C' Flight returned from the Training Camp at RAF Aboukir
24 Aug 1937 'A' Flight attended a Training Camp at RAF Aboukir
 4 Sep 1937 'A' Flight returned from the Training Camp at RAF Aboukir
 4 Sep 1937 'B' Flight attended a Training Camp at RAF Aboukir
16 Sep 1937 'B' Flight returned from the Training Camp at RAF Aboukir
11 Feb 1938 The Squadron Badge which had been authorised by HM King George VI was presented by AVM C T McLean CB, DSO, MC
No 208 Squadron badge

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

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July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax RAF Heliopolis RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

William A D Brook

 4 Dec 1936 Officer Commanding, later AVM
Flt Lt

Anthony G Powell

23 Oct 1937 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John N Tomes  5 Feb 1935 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Alistair P W Cane 17 Sep 1935  
Flt Lt K Capel-Cure 31 Mar 1936  
Capt L R C Watson  1 Mar 1938 Air Liaison Officer (GSO3 ), Royal Signals
Fg Off V A Pope 25 Nov 1935  
Fg Off T W C Fazan 10 Oct 1936  
Fg Off J MacDougall 29 Mar 1938 Lt, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Fg Off W G Tallyour 29 Mar 1938 Lt, The Cameron Highlanders
Fg Off A R W Shipley 30 Apr 1938 Lt, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Fg Off R H Humphries 30 Apr 1938 Lt, Prince of Wales Volunteers
Fg Off E R E Black 30 Apr 1938 Lt, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Plt Off F C Hopcraft 18 Feb 1936  
Plt Off J E Jacobs 18 Feb 1936  
Plt Off D E C Trench 28 Aug 1936  
Plt Off J Beavis 19 Dec 1936  
Plt Off A M Brown 27 May 1937  
Plt Off L G Burnand 27 May 1937  
Plt Off K D Currie 27 May 1937
Plt Off D R Hopper 27 May 1937  
Plt Off L C Bartram 17 Feb 1938  
Plt Off R G L Baxter 17 Feb 1938  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt R N Hesketh 20 Jan 1936  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt K E M Holmes 23 Mar 1938  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off D R Hopper 27 Aug 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
Flt Lt John N Tomes  7 Oct 1938 Posted to HQ Middle East as Officer i/c Training
Fg Off J MacDougall  7 Oct 1938 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off R G L Baxter 16 Oct 1938 Proceeded to the UK on sick leave, pending posting to Home Establishment
Fg Off V A Pope 29 Oct 1938 Attached to No 6 Sqn
Plt Off L G Burnand 23 Oct 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off K D Currie 28 Oct 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off A M Brown  3 Nov 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
Sqn Ldr

William A D Brook

 2 Dec 1938 Relinquished command of No 208 Sqn on posting to No 1 RAF Depot
Sqn Ldr G N J Stanley-Turner  2 Dec 1938 Assumed command of No 208 Sqn
Fg Off P Legge 14 Dec 1938 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment (Hon Flt Lt)
Plt Off M Dean 14 Dec 1938 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment for Equipment duties

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

NB: Dates shown in the ORB are not always clear as to whether they are arrival dates or posting dates

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
28 Jul 1938 A Training Camp was established at RAF Aboukir, with each Flight (in the order 'A', 'C' 'B') attending for 12 days each
31 Aug 1938 The Training Camp at RAF Aboukir was closed down and rear party returned to RAF Heliopolis
28 Sep 1938 Squadron moved from RAF Heliopolis to Mersa Matruh
13 Oct 1938 Squadron returned to RAF Heliopolis from Mersa Matruh

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Lysander I

Westland Lysander II

RAF Heliopolis RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

William A D Brook

 4 Dec 1936 Officer Commanding, later AVM
Sqn Ldr G N J Stanley-Turner 19 Nov 1938
Flt Lt

Anthony G Powell

23 Oct 1937 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Alistair P W Cane 17 Sep 1935  
Flt Lt K Capel-Cure 31 Mar 1936  
Capt L R C Watson  1 Mar 1938 Air Liaison Officer (GSO3 ), Royal Signals
Fg Off J MacDougall 29 Mar 1938 Lt, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Fg Off W G Tallyour 29 Mar 1938 Lt, The Cameron Highlanders
Fg Off A R W Shipley 30 Apr 1938 Lt, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Fg Off R H Humphries 30 Apr 1938 Lt, Prince of Wales Volunteers
Fg Off E R E Black 30 Apr 1938 Lt, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Fg Off V A Pope 25 Nov 1935  
Fg Off P Legge  3 Dec 1938 Capt, Royal Artiliery
Fg Off D E C Trench 28 Aug 1936  
Fg Off J Beavis 19 Dec 1936  
Fg Off L G Burnand 27 May 1937  
Fg Off K D Currie 27 May 1937
Fg Off D R Hopper 27 May 1937  
Plt Off L C Bartram 17 Feb 1938  
Equipment Branch
Flt Lt R N Hesketh 20 Jan 1936  
Plt Off M Dean  2 Dec 1938  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt K E M Holmes 23 Mar 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO L P O'Connor 15 Feb 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off D L R Hutchinson  3 Jan 1939 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment (Hon Flt Lt)
Plt Off J R Aldis  3 Jan 1939 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment
Flt Lt K Capel-Cure 25 Jan 1939 Posted to No 6 FTS
Fg Off P N Isaac  4 Feb 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Cranwell for Accountant duties
Fg Off E H I Webber  8 Mar 1939 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment
Flt Lt K E M Holmes 13 Mar 1939 Accountant Officer, posted to No 4 FTS
Fg Off P N Isaac 18 Mar 1939 Accountant Officer, attached to RAF Nairobi
Flt Lt

Anthony G Powell

 1 Apr 1939 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Flt Lt D L R Hutchinson 27 Apr 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off D R Hopper 27 Apr 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt Alistair P W Cane 27 Apr 1939 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

NB: Dates shown in the ORB are not always clear as to whether they are arrival dates or posting dates

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
xx Jan 1939 Squadron commenced re-equipment with Westland Lysanders
Lysander I

Lysander I of No 208 Squadron

26 Feb 1939 Squadron proceeded to Mersa Matruh for co-operation with the Mobile Division
16 Mar 1939 Squadron returned to RAF  on completion of co-operation with the Mobile Division
xx Apr 1939 Squadron adopted the code letters 'GA'*

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239), except*

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Lysander I RAF Heliopolis RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G N J Stanley-Turner 19 Nov 1938 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

Anthony G Powell

23 Oct 1937 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Alistair P W Cane 17 Sep 1935  
Capt L R C Watson  1 Mar 1938 Air Liaison Officer (GSO3 ), Royal Signals
Fg Off J MacDougall 29 Mar 1938 Lt, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Fg Off W G Tallyour 29 Mar 1938 Lt, The Cameron Highlanders
Fg Off A R W Shipley 30 Apr 1938 Lt, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Fg Off R H Humphries 30 Apr 1938 Lt, Prince of Wales Volunteers
Fg Off E R E Black 30 Apr 1938 Lt, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Fg Off V A Pope 25 Nov 1935  
Fg Off P Legge  3 Dec 1938 Capt, Royal Artillery
Fg Off DL R Hutchinson 23 Dec 1938 Lt, Royal Tank Corps
Fg Off D E C Trench 28 Aug 1936  
Fg Off J Beavis 19 Dec 1936  
Fg Off A M Brown 27 May 1937  
Fg Off L G Burnand 27 May 1937  
Fg Off K D Currie 27 May 1937
Fg Off D R Hopper 27 May 1937  
Plt Off L C Bartram 17 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J R Aldis 23 Dec 1938  
Equipment Branch
Plt Off M Dean  2 Dec 1938  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt K E M Holmes 23 Mar 1938  
Fg Off P N Isaac  4 Feb 1939  
Warrant Officer
WO L P O'Connor 15 Feb 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Lysander I RAF Heliopolis RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G N J Stanley-Turner 19 Nov 1938 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr

Anthony G Powell

23 Oct 1937 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Alistair P W Cane 17 Sep 1935  
Capt L R C Watson  1 Mar 1938 Air Liaison Officer (GSO3 ), Royal Signals
Act Flt Lt V A Pope 25 Nov 1935  
Fg Off J MacDougall 29 Mar 1938 Lt, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Fg Off W G Tallyour 29 Mar 1938 Lt, The Cameron Highlanders
Fg Off A R W Shipley 30 Apr 1938 Lt, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Fg Off R H Humphries 30 Apr 1938 Lt, Prince of Wales Volunteers
Fg Off E R E Black 30 Apr 1938 Lt, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Fg Off P Legge  3 Dec 1938 Capt, Royal Artillery
Fg Off E H I Webber  8 Mar 1939 Lt, Somerset Light Infantry
Fg Off D E C Trench 28 Aug 1936  
Fg Off J Beavis 19 Dec 1936  
Fg Off K D Currie 27 May 1937
Fg Off A M Brown 27 May 1937  
Fg Off L G Burnand 27 May 1937  
Plt Off L C Bartram 17 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J R Aldis 23 Dec 1938  
Equipment Branch
Plt Off M Dean  2 Dec 1938  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt K E M Holmes 23 Mar 1938  
Fg Off P N Isaac  4 Feb 1939  
Warrant Officer
WO L P O'Connor 15 Feb 1938  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May - Sep 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off D L R Hutchinson  3 Jan 1939 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment (Hon Flt Lt)
Plt Off J R Aldis  3 Jan 1939 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment
Flt Lt K Capel-Cure 25 Jan 1939 Posted to No 6 FTS
Fg Off P N Isaac  4 Feb 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Cranwell for Accountant duties
Fg Off E H I Webber  8 Mar 1939 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment
Flt Lt K E M Holmes 13 Mar 1939 Accountant Officer, posted to No 4 FTS
Fg Off P N Isaac 18 Mar 1939 Accountant Officer, attached to RAF Nairobi
Flt Lt

Anthony G Powell

 1 Apr 1939 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Fg Off P N Isaac 24 May 1939 Accountant Officer, ceased to be attached to RAF Nairobi
Fg Off V A Pope 26 May 1939 Ceased to be attached to No 6 Sqn
Flt Lt D L R Hutchinson 27 Apr 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off D R Hopper 27 Apr 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt Alistair P W Cane 27 Apr 1939 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot
Sqn Ldr

Anthony G Powell

29 May 1939 Posted to HQ Egypt Group
Fg Off W G Tallyour xx Jun 1939 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt, wef 2 Mar 1939
APO R J Hardiman 20 Jul 1939 Arrived on posting, wef 18 Jul 1939
Fg Off J MacDougall xx Jul 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 2 Mar 1939
Fg Off D E C Trench xx Jul 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 8 May 1939
Fg Off V A Pope xx Jul 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 26 May 1939
Act Flt Lt D E C Trench  1 Sep 1939 Posted to Home Establishment

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

NB: Dates shown in the ORB are not always clear as to whether they are arrival dates or posting dates

Nominal Roll of Officers: 3 Sep 1939

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr G N J Stanley-Turner Officer Commanding
Fg Off L G Burnand Adjutant
Plt Off M Dean Equipment Officer
Act Flt Lt J MacDougall Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Hon Flt Lt P Legge 'A' Flight
Plt Off L C Bartram 'A' Flight
Plt Off J R Aldis 'A' Flight
Hon Flt Lt R H Humphries Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Fg Off E H I Webber 'B' Flight
Fg Off J Beavis 'B' Flight
Fg Off A M Brown 'B' Flight
Act Flt Lt V A Pope Officer Commanding, 'C' Flight
Hon Flt Lt A R W Shipley 'C' Flight
Fg Off E R E Black 'C' Flight
Fg Off K D Currie 'C' Flight
Plt Off R J Hardiman 'C' Flight
WO L P O'Connor 'C' Flight
Capt G E Knox-Peebles Air Liaison Officer, 1st Bn Royal Tank Regiment
Lt W V Burdon Air Liaison Officer, 11th Hussars (PWO)
Flt Lt J R Cellars Medical Officer

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

Personnel Movements: Sep - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt R E Weld  5 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from 6th Bn Royal Tank Regiment
AC1 F W Wanstall  6 Sep 1939 Died in a bathing accident
Flt Lt A E Hill  9 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from RAFO
Flt Lt D F J Willis 10 Sep 1939 Attached from No 45 Sqn
Plt Off S G Soderholm 10 Sep 1939 Attached from No 45 Sqn
Sgt Plt Wimsett 10 Sep 1939 Attached from No 45 Sqn
Sgt Plt Moulton 10 Sep 1939 Attached from No 45 Sqn
Plt Off R E M Blakeway 13 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from Oxford UAS for Cypher duties
Act Flt Lt W G Tallyour 18 Sep 1939 Returned to the squadron from the UK
Fg Off York 19 Sep 1939 Resumed his attachment for Signals duties after a temporary attachment to HQ No 251 Wing
Flt Lt H H S Brown 21 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt J R Sellars 23 Sep 1939 Posted to RAF Ismailia
Act Flt Lt J R Wilson 12 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off R H C Burwell 16 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off L T Benson 16 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off C E Holdsworth 16 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off R R Stephenson 16 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off D M B Druce 16 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off K E Macrostie 16 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from School of Army Co-operation
Fg Off C I A Jackson 19 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting on being re-seconded from the Army
Fg Off J W Deacon 19 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting on being re-seconded from the Army
Flt Lt C I A Jackson  4 Nov 1939 Returned to his unit, 6th Royal Tank Regiment
AC1 F D Linaker  7 Nov 1939 Died from injuries
Act Flt Lt J R Wilson 28 Nov 1939 Attached to No 47Sqn, Khartoum
Plt Off R E M Blakeway 30 Nov 1939 Posted to No 4 SFTS to undertake pilot training
Plt Off Q J Goar  6 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from HQ RAF Middle East for Cypher duties
Flt Lt J MacDougall  6 Dec 1939 Posted to the UK
Flt Lt W G Tallyour  6 Dec 1939 Posted to the UK
Flt Lt R H Humphries  6 Dec 1939 Posted to the UK
Fg Off E W Seymour-Horsley 11 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 1 Army Co-operation Course
Plt Off D E Waymark 11 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 1 Army Co-operation Course
Plt Off J H Kirton 11 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 1 Army Co-operation Course
Flt Lt A E Hill 20 Dec 1939 Posted to No 253 Wing

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

NB: Dates shown in the ORB are not always clear as to whether they are arrival dates or posting dates

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
22 Jul 1939 'A' Flight proceeded to Mersa Matruh for Air Survey duties
 7 Aug 1939 Remainder of squadron moved to Mersa Matruh to join 'A' Flight
 1 Sep 1939 Squadron moved from Mersa Matruh to Qasaba
10 Sep 1939 A Flight of  4 x Wellesleys was attached from No 45 Sqn
xx Sep 1939 Squadron changed its code letters from 'GA' to 'RG'*
Lysander II of No 208 Squadron
23 Oct 1939 Squadron moved from Qasaba to Maaten Bagush
28 Oct 1939 Squadron returned to Qasaba from Maaten Bagush
 8 Nov 1939 'C' Flight proceeded to RAF Heliopolis to undertake a course
14 Nov 1939 'A' Flight proceeded to RAF Heliopolis
15 Nov 1939 HQ Flight proceeded to RAF Heliopolis, leaving 'B' Flight at Qasaba
21 Dec 1939 'B' Flight commenced moving back to RAF Heliopolis
22 Dec 1939 'B' Flight completed the move back to RAF Heliopolis

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239), except*

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Cpl T S Wilson 13 Feb 1940 Appointed to a Commission in the rank of Plt Off for Air Gunner duties
Sqn Ldr G N J Stanley-Turner  1 Mar 1940 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Plt Off Q J Goar  9 Apr 1940 Cypher Officer, posted to No 112 Sqn for Intelligence duties
Sqn Ldr R A Sprague 10 Apr 1940 Assumed command of No 208 Sqn
Wg Cdr G N J Stanley-Turner 17 Apr 1940 Posted to HQ Palestine and Transjordan
AC2 Bell 11 Apr 1940 Equipment Assistant, arrived on posting from No 211 Sqn
AC1 Milne 13 Apr 1940 Equipment Assistant, arrived on posting from No 33 Sqn
AC1 Brown 15 Apr 1940 Photographer, arrived on posting
Act Sgt Gibbs 16 Apr 1940 Fitter I/Pilot, arrived on posting
Flt Sgt Soper 16 Apr 1940 Fitter I, arrived on posting
Sgt Buckle 16 Apr 1940 Fitter Aero Engine, arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr R E Weld 28 Apr 1940 Posted to HQ Palestine and Transjordan
Fg Off J Beavis 28 Apr 1940 Posted to No 6 Sqn
Flt Lt J R Wilson 25 May 1940 Returned from special duty in the UK and France
Sqn Ldr J W Deacon  3 Jun 1940 Posted to the UK
WO H W Moody  3 Jun 1940 Appointed to a Commission in the Technical (Engineer) Branch
Fg Off L C Bartram  9 Jun 1940 Posted to the UK
Plt Off R C Armour 19 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ, No 202 Group for Cypher duties
Plt Off R H C Burwell 30 Jun 1940 Admitted to an Army Field Hospital near Sidi Barrani suffering from Dysentery
Flt Sgt Davison  4 Jul 1940 Posted to No 103 MU, RAF Aboukir
Cpl L J Neale  7 Jul 1940 Posted to No 70 Sqn
Sqn Ldr R A Sprague  5 Jul 1940 Proceeded to Sidi Barrani to command operations
Flt Lt J R Wilson  5 Jul 1940 Assumed temporary command of No 208 Sqn
Fg Off K D Currie  5 Jul 1940 Assumed temporary command of 'A' Flight
Flt Lt P Legge  9 Jul 1940 Ceased to be attached to Middle East Staff College, Haifa
Flt Lt P Legge  9 Jul 1940 Attached to HQ No 202 Group for Operations Staff duties
Capt S P L Groves 11 Jul 1940 Attached from North Staffordshire Yeomanry for duty as AILO
Cpl Griffiths 12 Jul 1930 Promoted to Temp Sgt and remustered as Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, wef 27 May 1940
Cpl McCue 12 Jul 1930 Promoted to Temp Sgt and remustered as Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, wef 27 May 1940
LAC Feldon 12 Jul 1930 Promoted to Temp Sgt and remustered as Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, wef 27 May 1940
LAC Paynter 12 Jul 1930 Promoted to Temp Sgt and remustered as Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, wef 27 May 1940
Plt Off O Hughes 16 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ RAF Middle East for duty as Adjutant
Plt Off D M B Druce 20 Jul 1940 Admitted to 3/3 Field Hospital
Sgt T Evans 21 Jul 1940 Photographer, arrived on posting from No 211 Sqn
Plt Off R J Hardiman 24 Jul 1940 Admitted to SSQ
Plt Off D M B Druce 24 Jul 1940 Discharged from 3/3 Field Hospital
Plt Off R J Hardiman 27 Jul 1940 Discharged from SSQ
Sgt T Evans  2 Aug 1940 Photographer, posted to No 230 Sqn
Cpl W Lord  2 Aug 1940 ACH, promoted to Temp Sgt and remustered as Air Gunner, wef 27 May 1940
Plt Off R H C Burwell  2 Aug 1940 Returned to flying duties
Fg Off A M Brown  4 Aug 1940 Reported sick with Sand-Fly Fever
Flt Sgt C Evans  7 Aug 1940 Promoted to Act WO, wef 17 Jul 1940
Plt Off D M B Druce  9 Aug 1940 Proceeded to RAF Heliopolis for Medical Board
Flt Lt E R E Black 10 Aug 1940 Assumed temporary command of No 208 Sqn
Flt Lt J R Wilson 10 Aug 1940 Assumed command of 'C' Flight
Plt Off F R Pattullo 10 Aug 1940 Attached from No 80 Sqn to 'C' Flight for Cypher duties, wef 9 Aug 1940
Fg Off A M Brown 10 Aug 1940 Evacuated to 2/5th Casualty Clearing Station
Plt Off K E Macrostie 10 Aug 1940 Evacuated to MRS, Fuka, suffering from desert sores
Plt Off J E Helsfield 14 Aug 1940 Attached from No 202 Group for Intelligence duties
Plt Off C E Holdsworth 17 Aug 1940 Admitted to to 2/5th Casualty Clearing Station with tonsillitis
Flt Lt P Legge 17 Aug 1940 Admitted to to 2/5th Casualty Clearing Station with tonsillitis
Plt Off D M B Druce 18 Aug 1940 Returned from RAF Heliopolis and declared fit for flying
Sgt W N Cockayne 19 Aug 1940 Armourer, posted to No 274 Sqn
Fg Off A M Brown 26 Aug 1940 Returned from Alexandria on completion of sick leave
Cpl D Conroy 26 Aug 1940 Promoted to Act Sgt and remustered as Air Gunner, wef 27 May 1940
LAC M Pepper 26 Aug 1940 Promoted to Act Sgt and remustered as Air Gunner, wef 27 May 1940
Plt Off J E Helsfield 27 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 202 Group for Intelligence duties
Plt Off E N Hewitt 28 Aug 1940 Admitted to 2/5th General Hospital with pleurisy
Flt Lt T W C Fazan 29 Aug 1940 Attached from No 6 Sqn
Fg Off D T St H Dawes 29 Aug 1940 Attached from No 6 Sqn
Plt Off L A Scott 29 Aug 1940 Attached from No 6 Sqn
Plt Off J F Roberts 29 Aug 1940 Attached from No 6 Sqn
Flt Lt P Legge  1 Sep 1940 Returned from sick leave
Plt Off J F Roberts  1 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 6 Sqn on posting to No 208 Sqn
Fg Off E H I Webber  5 Sep 1940 Returned from sick leave
Sqn Ldr R A Sprague  5 Sep 1940 Resumed command of No 208 Sqn
LAC G Constantine  7 Sep 1940 Promoted to Sgt and remustered as Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, wef 10 Aug 1940
LAC R Goddard  7 Sep 1940 Promoted to Sgt and remustered as Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, wef 10 Aug 1940
AC1 W Muldowney  7 Sep 1940 Promoted to Sgt and remustered as Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, wef 10 Aug 1940
Plt Off C E Holdsworth  8 Sep 1940 Returned from sick leave
Capt Lowther 16 Sep 1940 Attached from the Royal Life Guards for duty as AILO
Plt Off B Mendelssohn 18 Sep 1940 Attached from HQ RAF Middle East for duty as Cypher Officer
Maj P M Ruding-Bryan 16 Sep 1940 Attached from the Lothian and Borders Yeomanry for duty as AILO
Plt Off K E Macrostie  2 Oct 1940 Posted to No 6 Sqn
APO J C Mitton  8 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for Cypher duties
Plt Off B Mendelssohn 10 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached from HQ RAF Middle East for duty as Cypher Officer
Capt Lowther 10 Oct 1940 Evacuated from Qaaim
Maj P M Ruding-Bryan 10 Oct 1940 Proceeded to Qaaim for AILO duties
Fg Off E H I Webber 10 Oct 1940 Assumed AILO duties at Qasaba
LAC P Shipman 14 Oct 1940 Promoted to Temp Sgt and remustered as Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, wef 21 Sep 1940
Plt Off D M B Druce 15 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt W Muldowney 15 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt E R E Black 20 Oct 1940 Promoted to Temp Sqn Ldr, wef 1 Sep 1940 and attached to HQ No 202 Group
Plt Off L T Benson 21 Oct 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 3 Sep 1940
Plt Off R R Stephenson 21 Oct 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 3 Sep 1940
Plt Off R J Hardiman 21 Oct 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 3 Sep 1940
Plt Off C E Holdsworth 21 Oct 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 3 Sep 1940
Plt Off J F Roberts 21 Oct 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 3 Sep 1940
Act Sgt D Conroy 24 Oct 1940 Reverted to Cpl on resuming his trade of Armourer
Act Sgt M Pepper 24 Oct 1940 Reverted to LAC on resuming his trade of Fitter II
Fg Off J S Linehan 26 Oct 1940 Attached from No 3 Sqn RAAF for duty as Air Gunner, wef 23 Oct 1940
Fg Off A Hodge 26 Oct 1940 Attached from No 3 Sqn RAAF for duty as Air Gunner, wef 23 Oct 1940
Sgt R S Corthorn 26 Oct 1940 Attached from No 3 Sqn RAAF for duty as Air Gunner, wef 23 Oct 1940
Cpl J W Turner 26 Oct 1940 Attached from No 3 Sqn RAAF for duty as Air Gunner, wef 23 Oct 1940
Cpl G E Giannini 26 Oct 1940 Attached from No 3 Sqn RAAF for duty as Air Gunner, wef 23 Oct 1940
LAC T C Lee 26 Oct 1940 Attached from No 3 Sqn RAAF for duty as Air Gunner, wef 23 Oct 1940
LAC G W Thornton 26 Oct 1940 Attached from No 3 Sqn RAAF for duty as Air Gunner, wef 23 Oct 1940
Plt Off B Attwood  4 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Ismailia
Plt Off J Fortune  4 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Ismailia
Plt Off R H C Burwell 13 Nov 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef  3 Sep 1940
LAC Payne 13 Nov 1940 Promoted to Temp Sgt and remustered as Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, wef 15 Oct 1940
LAC Phillips 13 Nov 1940 Promoted to Temp Sgt and remustered as Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, wef 15 Oct 1940
Plt Off L T Benson 16 Nov 1940 Wounded in action and evacuated to No 21 MRS, Fuka
Sgt Phillips 16 Nov 1940 Wounded in action and evacuated to No 21 MRS, Fuka
Plt Off D E Waymark 22 Nov 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef  3 Sep 1940
Sqn Ldr R A Sprague 26 Nov 1940 Proceeded to RAF Abu Sueir to attend Hurricane Conversion Course
Act Flt Lt P Legge 26 Nov 1940 Assumed temporary command of No 208 Sqn
Plt Off J H Owen 26 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting for Cypher duties
Plt Off J C Mitton 27 Nov 1940 Posted to HQ Middle East for Accountant duties
Flt Sgt Shilland 29 Nov 1940 Promoted to WO and posted to HQ RAF Middle East
Sgt Taylor 29 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting and assumed command of the Photographic Section
Sqn Ldr R A Sprague  1 Dec 1940 Resumed command of No 208 Sqn
Flt Lt P Legge  1 Dec 1940 Relinquished temporary command of No 208 Sqn
Fg Off A M Brown  2 Dec 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 3 Sep 1940
Fg Off K D Currie  2 Dec 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 3 Sep 1940
Fg Off E W Seymour-Horsley  2 Dec 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 7 Sep 1940
Flt Lt J R Wilson  7 Dec 1940 Relinquished command of 'C' Flight
Act Flt Lt L G Burnand  7 Dec 1940 Assumed command of 'C' Flight
Flt Lt E W Seymour-Horsley 11 Dec 1940 Evacuated to MRS, Fuka suffering from neuritis
Act Flt Lt P Legge 12 Dec 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 13 Sep 1940
Sqn Ldr R A Sprague 16 Dec 1940 Relinquished command of No 208 Sqn on posting to AHQ East Africa
Flt Lt J R Wilson 16 Dec 1940 Assumed command of No 208 Sqn
Fg Off R J Hardiman 19 Dec 1940 Transferred from 'A' to 'C' Flight
Flt Lt J R Wilson 20 Dec 1940 Promoted to Temp Sqn Ldr
Fg Off M Dean 20 Dec 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 11 Dec 1940
Fg Off E H I Webber 20 Dec 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 15 Dec 1940

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

NB: Dates shown in the ORB are not always clear as to whether they are arrival dates or posting dates

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
 5 Feb 1940 Workshop personnel returned from RAF Abu Sueir and RAF Fuka and Workshops re-established at RAF Heliopolis
 8 Jun 1940 Advance Road Party departed RAF Heliopolis for Qasaba, over-nighting at Amriya
 9 Jun 1940 Main Road Party departed RAF Heliopolis for Qasaba
 9 Jun 1940 Both Road Parties arrived at Qasaba
10 Jun 1940 Air Party departed RAF Heliopolis for Qasaba
22 Nov 1940 'C' Flight proceeded to RAF Abu Sueir to collect Hawker Hurricanes to be followed by a conversion course at Amriya
Hurricane I of No 208 Squadron (July 1942)
 2 Dec 1940 'C' Flight returned from Amriya, equipped with Hawker Hurricanes

Source - No 208 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1239)

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