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No 233 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Organisational Movements: May - Jul 1937

Date Notes
18 May 1937 Reformed at Upper Heyford
Anson I of No 233 Squadron (camouflage scheme)
 9 Jul 1937 Squadron moved from RAF Upper Heyford to RAF Thornaby

Source - 'RAF Squadrons' - C G Jefford

July 1937

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John B M Wallis

22 May 1937 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Plt Off C A Butler 22 May 1937  
Plt Off L F Cooper 22 May 1937  
Plt Off L W Lowden 22 May 1937  
Plt Off G P Robinson 22 May 1937  
Plt Off F O Thresher 22 May 1937  
Plt Off C A Turner 22 May 1937  

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7 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: May - Jul 1937

Date Notes
xx Dec 1937 The Squadron Badge was authorised by HM King George VI
No 233 Squadron badge

July 1938

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Lewis G le B Croke

 8 Nov 1937 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt D Y Feeny 12 Nov 1937  
Fg Off J D S Huxley 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off C A Butler 22 May 1937  
Plt Off L F Cooper 22 May 1937  
Plt Off G P Robinson 22 May 1937  
Plt Off F O Thresher 22 May 1937  
Plt Off A F Barber 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off B A Coventry 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off G V W Davies 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off E D Godfrey 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off H E Hopkins 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off A J Mould 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off R D Williams 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off C A Wallis 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off C H Clark  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off G Edwards  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off T W T McComb  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off D McKenzie  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J Dunn 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off R H Immelman 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off N F Morris 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off D L Vercoe 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off A S Peter 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off T Waddington 27 Nov 1937  

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16 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: May - Jul 1937

Date Notes
 1 Sep 1938 Squadron moved from RAF Thornaby to RAF Leuchars
28 Sep 1938 Squadron moved from RAF Leuchars to RAF Montrose
10 Oct 1938 Squadron moved from RAF Montrose to RAF Leuchars

Source - 'RAF Squadrons' - C G Jefford

January 1939

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Lewis G le B Croke

 8 Nov 1937 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr D Y Feeny 12 Nov 1937  
Fg Off L F Cooper 22 May 1937  
Fg Off G P Robinson 22 May 1937  
Fg Off C A Butler 22 May 1937  
Act Fg Off E D Godfrey 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off A F Barber 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off B A Coventry 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off G V W Davies 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off H E Hopkins 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off A J Mould 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off R D Williams 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off C A Wallis 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off C H Clark  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off G Edwards  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off T W T McComb  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off D McKenzie  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J Dunn 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off R H Immelman 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off D L Vercoe 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off A S Peter 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off P W H Kite  4 Jun 1938  
Plt Off A W Nelson  4 Jun 1938  
Plt Off L Hinks-Edwards 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off J B Ensor 17 Sep 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Anson I RAF Leuchars Coastal Command/No 18 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Lewis G le B Croke

 8 Nov 1937 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr D Y Feeny 12 Nov 1937  
Fg Off L F Cooper 22 May 1937  
Fg Off G P Robinson 22 May 1937  
Fg Off C A Butler 22 May 1937  
Fg Off A H McLaren 17 Feb 1939  
Fg Off H E Hopkins 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off A J Mould 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off C A Wallis 30 Jun 1937  
Act Fg Off E D Godfrey 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off A F Barber 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off B A Coventry 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off G V W Davies 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off R D Williams 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off C H Clark  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off G Edwards  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off T W T McComb  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off D McKenzie  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J Dunn 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off R H Immelman 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off D L Vercoe 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off A S Peter 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off P W H Kite  4 Jun 1938  
Plt Off A W Nelson  4 Jun 1938  
Plt Off L Hinks-Edwards 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off J B Ensor 17 Sep 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Anson I RAF Leuchars Coastal Command/No 18 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Lewis G le B Croke

 8 Nov 1937 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr D Y Feeny 12 Nov 1937  
Act Flt Lt E D Godfrey 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off L F Cooper 22 May 1937  
Fg Off G P Robinson 22 May 1937  
Fg Off C A Butler 22 May 1937  
Fg Off A H McLaren 17 Feb 1939  
Fg Off H E Hopkins 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off A J Mould 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off C A Wallis 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off R D Williams 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off A F Barber 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off B A Coventry 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off G V W Davies 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off C H Clark  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off G Edwards  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off T W T McComb  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off D McKenzie  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J Dunn 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off R H Immelman 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off D L Vercoe 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off A S Peter 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off P W H Kite  4 Jun 1938  
Plt Off A W Nelson  4 Jun 1938  
Plt Off L Hinks-Edwards 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off J B Ensor 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off G J D Yorke 29 Mar 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Sep - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt G P Robinson  4 Sep 1939 Killed in a flying accident - OC, 'A' Flight
Fg Off E D Godfrey  4 Sep 1939 Killed in a flying accident - Sqn Mobilisation Officer
Fg Off C A McLaren  5 Sep 1939 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off H E Hopkins  5 Sep 1939 Assumed duties of Sqn Mobilisation Officer and relinquished post of Photographic Officer
Plt Off J B Ensor  5 Sep 1939 Assumed duties of Sqn Photographic Officer
Plt Off L J H Ewing  5 Sep 1939 Declared medically unfit for flying
Fg Off C H Clark 19 Sep 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Stradishall
Sgt Hartnell 21 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Sealand for duty with the Armament Section
Sgt Powell 22 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF West Raynham for duty with the Armament Section
Flt Sgt Wood 23 Sep 1939 Promoted to Act WO
Sgt Glover 23 Sep 1939 Declared medically unfit for flying
Flt Lt Scott 24 Sep 1939 Attached from No 612 Sqn
Fg Off Benzie 24 Sep 1939 Attached from No 612 Sqn
Fg Off C A McLaren 25 Sep 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Flt Lt Scott 28 Sep 1939 Ceased to be attached from No 612 Sqn
Fg Off Benzie 28 Sep 1939 Ceased to be attached from No 612 Sqn
Fg Off Middleton 28 Sep 1939 Attached from No 612 Sqn
Fg Off Russell 28 Sep 1939 Attached from No 612 Sqn
Plt Off L Hinks-Edwards 28 Sep 1939 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot, wef 2 Sep 1939
Sgt Glover 30 Sep 1939 Attached to No 1 RAF Depot for medical treatment
Fg Off Middleton  1 Oct 1939 Ceased to be attached from No 612 Sqn
Fg Off Russell  1 Oct 1939 Ceased to be attached from No 612 Sqn
Flt Lt R C I Pearse  4 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Cpl Goward  4 Oct 1939 Transferred from 'A' Flight to ' C' Flight
Fg Off C H Clark 10 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off W E Lockley 10 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 B N Blades 10 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 W McK Cochrane 10 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
WO Wood 12 Oct 1939 Posted to No 11 SFTS, RAF Shawbury
Plt Off J Dunn 14 Oct 1939 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 21 Jul 1939
Plt Off R H Immelman 14 Oct 1939 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 21 Jul 1939
APO E J Wicht 14 Oct 1939 Promoted to Plt Off, wef 2 Sep 1939
APO E S Rhein 14 Oct 1939 Promoted to Plt Off, wef 6 Oct 1939
Plt Off G J D Yorke 16 Oct 1939 Attached to RAF Scampton for Navigation duties
Sgt Ather 16 Oct 1939 Attached to RAF Scampton for Navigation duties
Fg Off G V W Davies 26 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 6 Sep 1939
Sgt Gaite 27 Oct 1939 Promoted to Temp Flt Sgt, wef 24 Oct 1939
Plt Off Shaw 29 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting for duty with 'D' Flight
Sqn Ldr Fairclough 30 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting for duty with 'D' Flight
Flt Lt Meagher 30 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting for duty with 'D' Flight
Fg Off Baird 30 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting for duty with 'D' Flight
Plt Off George 30 Oct 1939 Attached from RAF Church Fenton to instruct in Blenheim Fighter Tactics
Fg Off Bain 31 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting for duty with 'D' Flight
Cpl Burns  1 Nov 1939 Promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 31 Oct 1939
Plt Off G J D Yorke  2 Nov 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Scampton for Navigation duties
Sgt Ather  2 Nov 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Scampton for Navigation duties
Fg Off B A Coventry  7 Nov 1939 Returned to the squadron for flying duties following a month on ground duties
Sgt Glover 16 Nov 1939 Ceased to be attached to No 1 RAF Depot on completion of medical treatment
Plt Off D L Vercoe 17 Nov 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Sqn Ldr W C P Bullock 17 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr
Flt Sgt Porteous 21 Nov 1939 Disciplinarian NCO, posted to RAF Cranwell
Fg Off D L Vercoe 23 Nov 1939 Attached to No 25 Sqn, RAF Wittering for Navigation duties
Plt Off J B Ensor 23 Nov 1939 Attached to No 25 Sqn, RAF Wittering for Navigation duties
Sgt Hawken 23 Nov 1939 Attached to No 25 Sqn, RAF Wittering for Navigation duties
Sgt Hallam 23 Nov 1939 Attached to No 25 Sqn, RAF Wittering for Navigation duties
Fg Off B A Coventry 24 Nov 1939 Attached to RAF Kinloss for Navigation duties
Sgt Callinan 24 Nov 1939 Attached to RAF Kinloss for Navigation duties
Flt Sgt Cope 28 Nov 1939 Posted to No 217 Sqn
Flt Sgt Porteous 30 Nov 1939 Disciplinarian NCO, reposted from RAF Cranwell
Act Flt Lt C A McLaren  1 Dec 1939 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight
Flt Lt R Pearse  1 Dec 1939 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off D L Vercoe  3 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached to No 25 Sqn, RAF Wittering for Navigation duties
Plt Off J B Ensor  3 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached to No 25 Sqn, RAF Wittering for Navigation duties
Sgt Hawken  3 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached to No 25 Sqn, RAF Wittering for Navigation duties
Sgt Hallam  3 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached to No 25 Sqn, RAF Wittering for Navigation duties
Fg Off B A Coventry  4 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Kinloss for Navigation duties
Flt Sgt Watson  6 Dec 1939 Transferred from 'B' Flight to Workshops
Flt Sgt Gaite  6 Dec 1939 Assumed duties in 'B' Flight
Fg Off C A Wallis  6 Dec 1939 Assumed duties of Regional Control Liaison Officer
Cpl Makin  7 Dec 1939 Promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 27 Nov 1939
Sgt Callinan  7 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Kinloss for Navigation duties
Plt Off Piejus 17 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from School of General Reconnaissance
Plt Off G K Brackenridge 17 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from School of General Reconnaissance
Plt Off Puller 17 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from School of General Reconnaissance
Plt Off Troughton-Smith 17 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from School of General Reconnaissance
Plt Off Matson 30 Dec 1939 Assumed duties of Officer i/c Compasses
Plt Off A W Nelson 30 Dec 1939 Relinquished duties of Officer i/c Compasses, pending posting to Aden
Fg Off J Dunn 31 Dec 1939 Attached to RAF Boscombe Down for Instrument Flying Course
Plt Off G J D Yorke 31 Dec 1939 Attached to RAF St Athan for Astro-Navigation Course
Plt Off E W Tacon 31 Dec 1939 Attached to RAF St Athan for Astro-Navigation Course

Source - No 233 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1430)

Organisational Movements: Aug - Dec 1939

Date Notes
xx Aug 1939 Squadron commenced re-equipment with Hudson Is
Hudson I of No 233 Squadron
13  Sep 1939 'C' Flight declared operational on Hudsons and its Ansons were transferred to 'A' and 'B' Flights
18 Oct 1939 Anson, K6300 was collected by No 500 Sqn
23 Oct 1939 Ansons, K8839, N4961 and N4958 were collected by No 269 Sqn
23 Oct 1939 Anson, K8835 was collected by No 48 Sqn
29 Oct 1939 6 x Bristol Blenheim IVs delivered for the formation of 'D' Flight
Bristol Blenheim IV
 6 Nov 1939 Ansons, K8777, K8821 and K6298 were collected by the School of General Reconnaissance
12 Nov 1939 2 x Ansons were collected by the School of General Reconnaissance
 2 Dec 1939 Last Anson, K8815, was collected by the School of General Reconnaissance
 2 Dec 1939 3 x Blenheims of 'D' Flight detached to RAF Bircham Newton
 3 Dec 1939 2 x Blenheims of 'D' Flight detached to RAF Bircham Newton

Source - No 233 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1430)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Sgt F F Bousfield  7 Jan 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt F F Hallam  7 Jan 1940 Killed in a flying accident
LAC A W Smith  7 Jan 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off A W Nelson  9 Jan 1940 Embarked on HT Ettrick on posting to No 203 Sqn, Aden
Plt Off Foster 14 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Air Gunner
Plt Off T W T McComb 18 Jan 1940 Posted to RAF Silloth for Instructor duties
Plt Off R H Immelman 25 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 612 Sqn
Sgt McCrossan 27 Jan 1940 Attached to RAF St Athan for Astro-Navigation Course
Plt Off R Cookson 28 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 16 Group for duty as Adjutant
Act Flt Lt G V W Davies 28 Jan 1940 Relinquished duties of Adjutant and reverts to Fg Off
Sgt Francis  6 Feb 1940 Attached to HQ No 16 Group
Plt Off B C Paton  7 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting from School of General Reconnaissance, RAF Thorney Island
Plt Off Baudoux  7 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting from School of General Reconnaissance, RAF Thorney Island
Plt Off J H Horan  7 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting from School of General Reconnaissance, RAF Thorney Island
Sgt Hawken  9 Feb 1940 Attached to RAF St Athan for Astro-Navigation Course
Fg Off R Cookson 10 Feb 1940 Adjutant, promoted to Act Fg Off, wef 28 Jan 1940
Fg Off C A McLaren 11 Feb 1940 Admitted to SSQ
Fg Off J Dunn 11 Feb 1940 Admitted to SSQ
Fg Off Wallis 16 Feb 1940 Transferred from 'B' Flight to 'C' Flight
Plt Off Matson 16 Feb 1940 Admitted to SSQ
Fg Off C A McLaren 18 Feb 1940 Transferred to Gleneagles Hospital
Fg Off J Dunn 18 Feb 1940 Transferred to Gleneagles Hospital
Plt Off Matson 18 Feb 1940 Transferred to Gleneagles Hospital
Plt Off Grant 19 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Air Gunner
Sgt Parlear? 20 Feb 1940 WEM, arrived on posting from SHQ RAF Leuchars for Signals duties
Cpl Macnaughton 22 Feb 1940 ACH/AG, promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 1 Feb 1940
Sgt McCrossan 25 Feb 1940 Returned from School of Air Navigation
Flt Sgt Burns 25 Feb 1940 WOp, posted to RAF Andover
Sgt Callinan 25 Feb 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Thornaby
Plt Off Baudoux 25 Feb 1940 Admitted to SSQ
Sgt Powell 26 Feb 1940 Fitter/Armourer, promoted to Temp Flt Sgt
Plt Off Holland  1 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Wick for duty as Air Gunner
Plt Off Grant  2 Mar 1940 Proceeded to RAF Boscombe Down for a course on tracer bullets
Flt Sgt Powell  4 Mar 1940 Fitter/Armourer, posted to No 253 Sqn, RAF Filton
LAC Wilson  6 Mar 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl
Plt Off Grant  7 Mar 1940 Returned from RAF Boscombe Down
Sgt Hawken  9 Mar 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF St Athan
Plt Off Foster 10 Mar 1940 Proceeded to RAF Warmwell for Advanced Air Gunners course
Sgt Plt Axe 12 Mar 1940 Promoted to Temp Flt Sgt, wef 1 Mar1940
Flt Lt R C I Pearse 18 Mar 1940 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight on posting to RAF Waddington for Regional Control duties
Fg Off C A McLaren 18 Mar 1940 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off E S Rhein 17 Mar 1940 Attached to PDU, RAF Heston
Fg Off R D Williams 21 Mar 1940 Admitted to SSQ
Sgt Ather 25 Mar 1940 Proceeded to RAF Boscombe Down for Blind Flying Course
Fg Off C A McLaren 27 Mar 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 18 Mar 1940
Cpl G R M Taylor 27 Mar 1940 Promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 1 Mar 1940
LAC Thomas 28 Mar 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 1 Mar 1940
LAC Purves 28 Mar 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 1 Mar 1940
Flt Lt C A McLaren 28 Mar 1940 Admitted to Gleneagles Hospital
Plt Off B C Paton 31 Mar 1940 Proceeded to RAF Ringway for Hudson Conversion Course
Flt Lt R C I Pearse  3 Apr 1940 Departed on posting to RAF Waddington for Regional Control duties
Flt Lt C A McLaren  6 Apr 1940 Discharged from Gleneagles Hospital
LAC Shellard  7 Apr 1940 Carpenter/Rigger, promoted to Temp Cpl
LAC Martin  7 Apr 1940 Carpenter/Rigger, promoted to Temp Cpl
Plt Off A E Evans 11 Apr 1940 Died from wounds
Flt Lt C A McLaren 12 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off G J D Yorke 12 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Cpl M Wilson 12 Apr 1940 Killed in action
LAC J A Milne 12 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Flt Sgt Taylor 13 Apr 1940 WEM, posted to No 15 SFTS, RAF Lossiemouth
Fg Off R D Williams 13 Apr 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Sgt J L Hawken 13 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Sgt S McCrossan 13 Apr 1940 Killed in action
LAC A R S Brown 13 Apr 1940 Killed in action
AC1 T W Lerway 13 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R S Callinan 13 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J S Scarffe 13 Apr 1940 Killed in action
LAC L Thomas 13 Apr 1940 Killed in action
LAC P Murray 13 Apr 1940 Killed in action
AC2 Anderson 14 Apr 1940 ACH, reclassified to AC1, wef 1 Apr 1940
AC2 Walker 14 Apr 1940 ACH, reclassified to AC1, wef 1 Apr 1940
Cpl MacDonald 21 Apr 1940 Fitter/Armourer, attached to Boulton Paul Ltd for course
Cpl Fisher 25 Apr 1940 Instrument Maker, promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 1 Apr 1940
Cpl MacDonald 28 Apr 1940 Fitter/Armourer, ceased to be attached to Boulton Paul Ltd for course
Sgt Lewis  9 May 1940 Promoted to Temp Flt Sgt, wef 1 Apr 1940
Sgt Hartnell 11 May 1940 Armourer, attached to No 1 AAS, RAF Manby for Senior Armament Instructors' Course
Sgt Plt Francis 12 May 1940 Reverted to Cpl in his basic trade on medical grounds and posted to No 75 Sqn
Fg Off C Higham 12 May 1940 Adjutant, posted to RAF Upper Heyford
Plt Off R Cookson 12 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 7 AACU for duty as Adjutant
Cpl Thomas 15 May 1940 WEM, posted to RAF Sumburgh
LAC Heron 19 May 1940 Armourer, promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 1 May 1940
LAC Moody 19 May 1940 Metal Rigger (A/C), promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 1 May 1940
LAC Heron 19 May 1940 Armourer, promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 1 May 1940
Flt Sgt Porteous 22 May 1940 Disciplinarian NCO, promoted to Temp WO, wef 15 May 1940
Cpl Redpath 22 May 1940 Clerk/GD, promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 15 May 1940
Cpl Heron 24 May 1940 Armourer, attached to No 1 AAS, RAF Manby for course in demolition of high explosives
WO Porteous 25 May 1940 Posted to RAF Leuhars
Cpl Moody 26 May 1940 Metal Rigger (A/C), posted to No 5 AACU, RAF Ringway
LAC Walmsley 27 May 1940 Flight Rigger, promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 1 May 1940
Sgt Cowey 27 May 1940 Reported for duty from Hudson Conversion Course
Flt Sgt West 28 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Drem for duty as Disciplinary NCO
Wg Cdr W C P Bullock  1 Jun 1940 Relinquished command of No 233 Sqn on posting to RAF West Freugh
Sqn Ldr H A Purvis  1 Jun 1940 Assumed command of No 233 Sqn and promoted to Act Wg Cdr
Plt Off E S Rhein  2 Jun 1940 Attached to RAF St Athan for Advanced Observers' Course
Fg Off J Dunn  5 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J L Piercey  5 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R C Dodd  5 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Cpl R Purvis  5 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off S G Stone  8 Jun 1940 Posted from School of General Reconnaissance and attached to No 1 (C) OTU
Plt Off L G Williams  8 Jun 1940 Posted from School of General Reconnaissance and attached to No 1 (C) OTU
Sgt Brown  8 Jun 1940 Posted from School of General Reconnaissance and attached to No 1 (C) OTU
Flt Lt C A Butler 14 Jun 1940 Admitted to Convalescent Hone, Grantown-on-Spey
Flt Lt C A Butler 20 Jun 1940 Discharged from Convalescent Hone, Grantown-on-Spey
Sqn Ldr D Y Feeny 21 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off C A Wallis 21 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt G W E Walton 21 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt C G M Wilson 21 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt Ather 29 Jun 1940 Discharged from RAF on appointment to a commission
Plt Off Hanks  6 Jul 1940 Posted from School of General Reconnaissance and attached to No 1 (C) OTU
Flt Sgt Smithson  7 Jul 1940 Discharged from RAF on appointment to a commission
Flt Sgt Gaite  7 Jul 1940 Discharged from RAF on appointment to a commission
Sgt Hartnell  7 Jul 1940 Armourer, ceased to be attached to No 1 AAS, RAF Manby
Fg Off R H Immelman  8 Jul 1940 Posted to No 1 (C) OTU for Instructor duties
Plt Off J G Forbes  8 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 School of General Reconnaissance
Plt Off Bruce  8 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 School of General Reconnaissance
Plt Off L J H Ewing  9 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off R M Buchanan  9 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R G Ireland  9 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt D C Sinclair  9 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off L G Williams 10 Jul 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 1 (C) OTU
Plt Off Shaw 12 Jul 1940 Returned from CGS, RAF Warmwell on completion of Gunnery Course
Plt Off S G Stone 15 Jul 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 1 (C) OTU
Plt Off Winnicott 20 Jul 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 1 (C) OTU
Plt Off Welply 21 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 (C) OTU
Plt Off J H Horan 22 Jul 1940 Attached to RAF St Athan for Advanced Observers' Course
Plt Off J H Horan 23 Jul 1940 Returned from RAF St Athan due to postponement of Advanced Observers' Course
Plt Off Whiting 24 Jul 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 1 (C) OTU
LAC H F Tedder 31 Jul 1940 Clerk/GD, posted to RAF Hornchurch
LAC F H Grundy 31 Jul 1940 FME, arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Plt Off J H Horan 31 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off B C Paton 31 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt W G Cameron 31 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt S Morgan 31 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off G K Brackenridge  5 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off J McIntosh  5 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt D Bruce  5 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt A Russell  5 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt H Knowles 24 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off L G Williams  3 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off H G Gilbert  3 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J Greig  3 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt H F Thorndyke  3 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off J G Forbes  4 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off H B Allan  4 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt A G Davidson  4 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt T Rutter  4 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 233 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1430)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
 7 Jan 1940 Squadron informed that 'D' Flight was to form the nucleus of a new squadron at RAF Bircham Newton
 8 Jan 1940 Advance rail party, 'D' Flight departed RAF Leuchars for RAF Bircham Newton
 9 Jan 1940 Main road party, 'D' Flight departed RAF Leuchars for RAF Bircham Newton
10 Jan 1940 Rear rail party, 'D' Flight departed RAF Leuchars for RAF Bircham Newton
 2 Apr 1940 'B' Flight detached to RAF Wick
 2 Aug 1940 4 x aircraft detached to RAF Aldergrove
 4 Aug 1940 6 x aircraft detached to RAF Aldergrove
 8 Aug 1940 2 x aircraft detached to RAF Aldergrove
14 Sep 1940 Detachment at RAF Aldergrove returned to RAF Leuchars
xx Oct 1940 Squadron received some Hudson IIs
Hudson II of No 233 Squadron

Source - No 233 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1430)

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