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No 252 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


Personnel Movements: Nov - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt T M Lockyer 25 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 206 Sqn and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off R W Hurst 29 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ Maintenance Command and assumed duties of Adjutant
Sqn Ldr R G Yaxley  1 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ Coastal Command and assumed command of No 252 Sqn
Fg Off W H King  3 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Sumburgh for Engineer duties
Sub-Lt (A) K Holme RN  5 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 149 Sqn
Flt Lt R E Jay  8 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 500 Sqn and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Fg Off D G Lane  8 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 500 Sqn
Lt (A) R E Gardner RNVR  8 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 242 Sqn
Sub-Lt (A) R J Cork RN  8 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 242 Sqn
Fg Off C A S Greenhill  8 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 206 Sqn
Sub-Lt (A) R D B Hopkins RN 10 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 226 Sqn
Plt Off P S Hirst 10 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 4 BGS
Plt Off J C Davidson 11 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 8 BGS
Flt Sgt G Browne 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 210 Sqn for Observer/WOp duties
Flt Sgt J Tranter 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 210 Sqn for Observer/WOp duties
Sgt G Hall 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 210 Sqn for Observer/WOp duties
Sgt S Cross 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 210 Sqn for Observer/WOp duties
Sgt D Cutts 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 210 Sqn for Observer/WOp duties
Sgt D Bowie 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 210 Sqn for Observer/WOp duties
Plt Off J G Lingard 17 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 219 Sqn
Plt Off S E Fryer 21 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 502 Sqn for Observer duties
Flt Sgt G Donaldson 23 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 210 Sqn for Observer/WOp duties
Sgt H Buckley 23 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 210 Sqn for Observer/WOp duties

Source - No 252 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1508)

Organisational Movements: Nov - Dec 1940

Date Notes
21 Nov 1940 Formed at RAF Bircham Newton as a Fighter Reconnaissance unit in Coastal Command
 1 Dec 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Bircham Newton to RAF Chivenor
15 Dec 1940 2 x Blenheim Is, L1279 and L6792, collected from No 235 Sqn, RAF Bircham Newton for twin-engine training
Bristol Blenheim IF
26 Dec 1940 First Bristol Beaufighter I, R2199 collected from No 19 MU, RAF St Athan for training
Beaufighter I of No 252 Squadron
27 Dec 1940 1 x Beaufighter I, R2198 collected from No 235 Sqn, RAF Bircham Newton
30 Dec 1940 3 x Blenheim IVs, L5078, V5741 and V5738 collected from No 15 MU, RAF Wroughton for twin-engine training
Bristol Blenheim IVF

Source - No 252 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1508)

This page was last updated on 25/07/21

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