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No 268 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


Personnel Movements: Sep - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off E D Green 30 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr P de G H Seymour  1 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 268 Sqn
Plt Off Gomm  1 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for Accountant duties
Sqn Ldr D Walker  2 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Sqn Ldr - Ops
Plt Off Midwinter  7 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Sqn Ldr P de G H Seymour  8 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr
Plt Off Goodman 13 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Defence Officer
Plt Off Peters 18 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Code and Cyphers Officer
Plt Off Bastable 19 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Signals Officer
Plt Off Mason 23 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 Sqn
Plt Off Wright 23 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 26 Sqn
Flt Lt Eyres 24 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 Sqn and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Bryant 24 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 26 Sqn and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off Shearman 24 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 Sqn and allocated to 'A' Flight
Plt Off Watts 24 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 Sqn and allocated to 'A' Flight
Plt Off Aitken 24 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 Sqn and allocated to 'A' Flight
Plt Off Dudeney 24 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 Sqn and allocated to 'A' Flight
Fg Off Aitkens 24 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 26 Sqn and allocated to 'B' Flight
Plt Off Tester 24 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 26 Sqn and allocated to 'B' Flight
Plt Off J W M Delafons 24 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 26 Sqn and allocated to 'B' Flight
Plt Off C E Staples 24 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 26 Sqn and allocated to 'B' Flight
Plt Off Graeme-Evans 24 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 26 Sqn and allocated to 'B' Flight
Plt Off C E Staples  2 Nov 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off J W M Delafons  2 Nov 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off Clapin 11 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 School of Army Co-operation, to 'B' Flight
Plt Off Barlow 11 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 School of Army Co-operation, to 'B' Flight
Plt Off Pugh 11 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 School of Army Co-operation, to 'B' Flight
Plt Off Morris 11 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 School of Army Co-operation, to 'A' Flight
Capt Galsworthy 22 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as AILO and assumed command of AIL Section
Capt Grieve 22 Nov 1940 AILO, posted to No 2 Sqn
Sqn Ldr A F Anderson  7 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 268 Sqn
Flt Lt Bryant  7 Dec 1940 Posted to HQ, Army Co-operation Command, Farnborough
Wg Cdr P de G H Seymour 11 Dec 1940 Relinquished command of No 268 Sqn
Wg Cdr A F Anderson 11 Dec 1940 Assumed command of No 268 Sqn
Wg Cdr P de G H Seymour 13 Dec 1940 Posted to No 5 BGS, RAF Jurby
Plt Off A R Goode 18 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt L J Alesbury 18 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off Beresford 22 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'A' Flight

Source - No 268 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1563)

Organisational Movements: Sep - Dec 1940

Date Notes
30 Sep 1940 Squadron formed at Bury St Edmunds
23 Oct 1940 Advance parties arrive from Nos 2 and 16 Sqns
24 Oct 1940 1 x Flight, No 2 Sqn and 1 x Flight, No 26 Sqn arrive with Westland Lysanders to equip No 268 Sqn
Lysander II as used by No 268 Squadron
 1 Nov 1940 2 x Miles Magisters delivered from RAF Little Rissington
Magister - early WW2 scheme
 6 Nov 1940 Squadron advised it would commence Ab-Initio training of Army pupils (Glider pilots)
 7 Nov 1940 6 x  Soldiers arrive to commence pilot training

Source - No 268 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1563)

This page was last updated on 01/08/21

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