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No 256 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


Personnel Movements: Nov - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off J C Ford 29 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant and assumed temporary command of No 256 Sqn
Fg Off M N Sims  1 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Engineer Officer
Plt Off N L Land  8 Dec 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting
LAC Austin  8 Dec 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl
Plt Off R G W Bragg 12 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Intelligence Officer
Sgt Williams 12 Dec 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting
Sgt Low 14 Dec 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting
Sgt Harris 14 Dec 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting
LAC Higgins 14 Dec 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl
Sgt Neil 15 Dec 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting
Sgt Parkes 16 Dec 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting
Sgt Walden 16 Dec 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting
Sgt Robinson 16 Dec 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting
Sgt Clifford 16 Dec 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting
Sgt Mulligan 16 Dec 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting
Sgt Simmonds 16 Dec 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting
Sgt Smith 16 Dec 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting
Sgt Adams 16 Dec 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting
Sgt B J Adams 16 Dec 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting
Sgt Plt McKeon 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt Hochnell 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt Leonard 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off D Toome 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off P L Caldwell 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off D L Hughes 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off D H West 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt W Ross 17 Dec 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting
Sgt R Porter 17 Dec 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting
Sgt L P Trim 17 Dec 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting
Flt Sgt Plt C Stenton 18 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt J Macdonald 18 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
LAC Hamilton 18 Dec 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl
Sgt Plt A G Hall 20 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off F T Reynolds 21 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt D Rees 21 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off J C Ford 21 Dec 1940 Adjutant, promoted to Fg Off, wef 29 Nov 1940
Sgt Plt J Tweedale 26 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off J C Ford 29 Dec 1940 Relinquished temporary command of No 256 Sqn
Sqn Ldr G H Gatheral 29 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 256 Sqn

Source - No 256 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/?1523)

Organisational Movements: Nov - Dec 1940

Date Notes
23 Nov 1940 Squadron formed at RAF Catterick as a Defiant night fighter unit
23 Nov 1940 Personnel commenced arriving
27 Nov 1940 8 x Boulton Paul Defiant Is delivered
Defiant I of No 256 Squadron

Source - No 256 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1523)

This page was last updated on 27/07/21

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