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No 935 (County of Glamorgan) (Balloon) Sqn Personnel and locations


[Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Auxiliary Air Force personnel shown in italics.

Personnel Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Mr E J S L Brooks 31 Jan 1939 Appointed for duty as Officer Commanding
Flt Lt L J Woollam 31 Jan 1939 RAFO, arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Sgt Owen 31 Jan 1939 ACH, arrived on posting
Cpl Crowle 31 Jan 1939 Accounts, arrived on posting
LAC Hitchman 31 Jan 1939 Clerk/GD, arrived on posting
LAC Jones 31 Jan 1939 Medical Orderly, arrived on posting
AC1 Britton 31 Jan 1939 Equipment Assistant, arrived on posting
AC1 Thomas 31 Jan 1939 Clerk/GD, arrived on posting
Mr E J S L Brooks 28 Feb 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Sqn Ldr, wef 31 Jan 1939
Mr A E Renwick 28 Feb 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as an Flt Lt wef 31 Jan 1939
Sgt E Owen 28 Feb 1939 Balloon Operator, arrived on posting for instructional duties
AC1 W J Jones 28 Feb 1939 Balloon Operator, arrived on posting for instructional duties
AC2 L Evans 28 Feb 1939 Balloon Operator, arrived on posting for instructional duties
APO A H P Noel 17 Mar 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as an APO, wef 28 Feb 1939
APO A G Matthew 22 Mar 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as an APO, wef 2 Feb 1939
Capt H T Rees 27 Mar 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as an APO, wef 28 Feb 1939

Source - No 935 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2276)  & London Gazette

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
31 Jan 1939

Squadron formed at Windsor Slipways, Cardiff as part of the Auxiliary Air Force being administered by No 614 Sqn AAF for pay, etc

31 Jan 1939

Recruitment of AAF personnel commenced

14 Feb 1939 First batch of attestations carried out

Source - No 935 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2276)

April 1939

Balloon Centre Command/Group
Not yet allocated Balloon Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr E J S L Brooks 31 Jan 1939 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt A E Renwick 31 Jan 1939 MC

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Balloon Centre Command/Group
Not yet allocated Balloon Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr E J S L Brooks 31 Jan 1939 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt A E Renwick 31 Jan 1939 MC
APO A G Matthew  2 Feb 1939  
APO A H P Noel 28 Feb 1939  
APO H T Rees 28 Feb 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Dr E Llewellyn 15 Aug 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Fg Off, wef  2 Aug 1939
Rt Hon The Earl of Plymouth 26 Sep 1939 Appointed Honorary Air Commodore, wef 11 Sep 1939
Plt Off A P Woodyatt 10 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting for Equipment duties
Flt Lt L J Woollam 14 Nov 1939 Relinquished commission in RAFO on appointment to commission in RAFVR, wef 1 Sep 1939
Plt Off J H P Brain 16 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting on appointment to commission in RAFVR
APO A G Matthew 21 Nov 1939 Confirmed in his appointment and regraded as Plt Off, wef 3 Sep 1939
APO A H P Noel 21 Nov 1939 Confirmed in his appointment and regraded as Plt Off, wef 3 Sep 1939
Plt Off C C Downing 26 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting for Accountant duties
APO H G Lewis  8 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting, wef 2 Dec 1939
Plt Off J H P Brain 28 Dec 1939 Attached to No 930 Sqn, Southampton with nine airmen

Source - No 935 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2276)  & London Gazette

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
 9 May 1939 Recruitment ended on completion of initial establishment
30 Jun 1939 Squadron HQ commenced move from Windsor Slipways, Cardiff to No 14 Balloon Centre, Caerau, Ely, Cardiff
 7 Jul 1939 Temporary HQ at Windsor Slipways, Cardiff closed on completion of move
23 Aug 1939 Mobilisation notices sent out to AAF personnel
24 Aug 1939 Squadron mobilised

Source - No 935 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2276)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Act Fg Off A H P Noel  4 Jan 1940 Attached to No 930 Sqn, Southampton
Flt Lt L J Woollam 14 Jan 1940 Attached to HQ No 32 Group for Organisation duties
Flt Lt A H Jones 15 Jan 1940 Attached from No 930 Sqn, Southampton
Plt Off J H P Brain 21 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 930 Sqn, Southampton
Act Fg Off A H P Noel 21 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 930 Sqn, Southampton
Plt Off R Broadbent 25 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from No 927 Sqn for Barrage Control duties
Fg Off Smissen 31 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off C W Kiln 31 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off R J Colclough 31 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt A E Renwick 21 Feb 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Sqn Ldr, wef 20 Feb 1940
Fg Off E Llewellyn 28 Feb 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 17 Feb 1940 and posted to No 14 Balloon Centre, wef 19 Feb 1940
Plt Off C C Downing 13 Mar 1940 Accountant Officer, posted to No 953 Sqn
Plt Off A G Matthew 23 Mar 1940 Attached to No 930 Sqn with 24 airmen for course on waterborne balloons
APO H G Lewis 23 Mar 1940 Attached to No 934 Sqn with 12 airmen for course on waterborne kites
Act Fg Off A H P Noel 24 Mar 1940 Attached to No 12 Balloon Centre for course (1 week)
Plt Off J H P Brain 24 Mar 1940 Attached to No 12 Balloon Centre for course (1 week)
Plt Off C C Downing  2 Apr 1940 Accountant Officer, arrived on posting from No 953 Sqn
Plt Off J H P Brain 15 Apr 1940 Posted to No 932 Sqn
APO H G Lewis 17 Apr 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 934 Sqn with 12 airmen for course on waterborne kites
Plt Off H W G England 19 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off A G Matthew 19 Apr 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 930 Sqn with 24 airmen for course on waterborne balloons
Act Flt Lt C M Stock 20 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off B H Allin 20 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off R J Colclough 20 Apr 1940 Posted to No 953 Sqn
Plt Off C C Downing 23 Apr 1940 Accountant Officer, posted to No 920 Sqn
Plt Off A G Matthew 23 Apr 1940 Attached to HQ No 33 Group
Plt Off J C E Luard 23 Apr 1940 Attached to HQ No 33 Group
Plt Off J C E Luard  2 May 1940 Ceased to be attached to HQ No 33 Group
Plt Off A G Matthew  3 May 1940 Ceased to be attached to HQ No 33 Group
Plt Off A G Matthew  4 May 1940 Proceeded to No 17 Balloon Centre with Maintenance party for Trawlers (part of 1st echelon)
Plt Off B H Allin  6 May 1940 Proceeded to No 17 Balloon Centre on temporary duty
Fg Off J Maloney  8 May 1940 Proceeded to No 929 Sqn with 34 airmen (balance of 1st echelon)
Plt Off C W Kiln  8 May 1940 Proceeded to No 929 Sqn
Plt Off J C E Luard 10 May 1940 Proceeded to No 18 Balloon Centre with road convoy and 27 airmen
Plt Off P N Drew-Wilkinson 10 May 1940 Proceeded to No 18 Balloon Centre with 21 airmen  (balance of 2nd echelon)
WO E Owen 10 May 1940 Proceeded to No 18 Balloon Centre
Sqn Ldr A E Renwick 11 May 1940 Proceeded to No 18 Balloon Centre
Plt Off J C E Luard 15 May 1940 Returned from No 18 Balloon Centre
Flt Lt A A Radclyffe 25 May 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Engineer Officer
Plt Off J C E Luard 25 May 1940 Proceeded to Air Ministry on posting
Sqn Ldr A E Renwick 28 May 1940 Proceeded to No 11 Balloon Centre
Fg Off J E T Gwynne 31 May 1940 Barrage Control Officer, posted to No 14 Balloon Centre
Plt Off A P Woodyatt 31 May 1940 Equipment Officer, posted to No 14 Balloon Centre
Flt Lt L B Ridley  3 Jun 1940 Attached from No 956 Sqn
Plt Off S P Gough  3 Jun 1940 Attached from No 956 Sqn
Fg Off Smissen  7 Jun 1940 Transferred from Barrage Control duties to Flying duties
Plt Off H G Lewis  7 Jun 1940 Posted to No 934 Sqn for Kite Flying duties
Flt Lt A A Radclyffe 10 Jun 1940 Engineer Officer, posted to No 11 Balloon Centre
Plt Off P Wright 16 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Cranwell
Plt Off R Broadbent 21 Jun 1940 Posted to No 934 Sqn for Kite Flying duties
Plt Off N E de Gruchy  8 Jul 1940 Attached from No 924 Sqn
Act Flt Lt R J Baker-Wilbraham  9 Jul 1940 Attached from No 934 Sqn and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off F H Toogood 10 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting on appointment to a commission
Plt Off N E de Gruchy 11 Jul 1940 Posted to No 35 Maintenance Unit
Act Flt Lt K C M Stock 11 Jul 1940 Attached to HQ, No 32 Group
Act Sqn Ldr L J Woollam  6 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 32 Group and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Act Flt Lt R J Baker-Wilbraham  6 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 934 Sqn and relinquished command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off G W Shuter 22 Aug 1940 Attached from No 951 Sqn pending posting for Flt Lt (Balloons) duties, wef 20 Aug 1940
Plt Off G H Gray 23 Aug 1940 Attached for Equipment duties
Flt Lt L B Ridley 24 Aug 1940 Attached to No 959 Sqn pending posting for Flt Lt (Balloons) duties, wef 23 Aug 1940
Act Fg Off A H P Noel 26 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 13 Balloon Centre on posting to No 959 Sqn, wef 21 Aug 1940
Flt Lt A H Jones 28 Aug 1940 Reposted to No 935 Sqn as Supernumerary, non-effective (sick)
Plt Off S C Smallman 28 Aug 1940 Attached to No 969 Sqn, pending posting
Plt Off T A John 29 Aug 1940 A & SD Branch, arrived on posting
Fg Off G W Shuter 30 Aug 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt, wef 27 Aug 1940
Plt Off G H Gray  5 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached for Equipment duties on posting to No 912 Sqn
Plt Off P N Drew-Wilkinson  6 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Fg Off, wef 15 Aug 1940
Plt Off S C Smallman 12 Sep 1940 Posted to No 969 Sqn, wef 29 Aug 1940
Plt Off C R Pottinger 12 Sep 1940 Attached for Equipment duties
Plt Off G H Gray 13 Sep 1940 Attached from No 912 Sqn for Equipment duties
Plt Off C R Pottinger 14 Sep 1940 Attached to No 912 Sqn for Equipment duties
AC1 S T Parnall 25 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt A H Jones  3 Oct 1940 Relinquished his commission
Plt Off G Wright  5 Oct 1940 Attached to No 957 Sqn
Plt Off H W G England  7 Oct 1940 Posted to No 11 Balloon Centre
Plt Off G Wright  7 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 957 Sqn
Fg Off P S Byrne 14 Oct 1940 Attached from No 951 Sqn
Plt Off C W Kiln 14 Oct 1940 Attached to No 933 Sqn
Fg Off P S Byrne 19 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 951 Sqn
Plt Off C W Kiln 19 Oct 1940 Posted to No 933 Sqn
Plt Off C V L Hooman 20 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting and attached to No 12 Balloon Centre for Kite duties
Plt Off T A John 26 Oct 1940 Attached to Rollestone Camp for Anti-Gas Course
Plt Off W W Toothill 31 Oct 1940 Arrived on attachment
Act Flt Lt A G Matthew  4 Nov 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 3 Sep 1940
LAC R G Mumford  6 Nov 1940 Died in hospital
Fg Off J O Fishcher-Sobell  8 Nov 1940 Attached from No 926 Sqn
Plt Off T A John  8 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to Rollestone Camp for Anti-Gas Course
Plt Off C V L Hooman 10 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 12 Balloon Centre and attached to No 13 Balloon Centre
Fg Off G P Ritchie 11 Nov 1940 Attached from No 930 Sqn and assumed command of 'C' Flight
Act Flt Lt G W Shuter 13 Nov 1940 Attached to No 930 Sqn
Fg Off G P Ritchie 14 Nov 1940 Posted from No 930 Sqn and assumed command of 'C' Flight
Fg Off J O Fishcher-Sobell 14 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 926 Sqn and attached to No 11 Balloon Centre
Act Flt Lt G W Shuter 14 Nov 1940 Posted to No 930 Sqn and relinquished rank of Act Flt Lt
Act Flt Lt A G Matthew 26 Nov 1940 Attached to No 951 Sqn
Act Flt Lt A G Matthew 28 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 951 Sqn
Plt Off C W Simister  2 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 946 Sqn and attached to No 929 Sqn
Plt Off R B Crombie  2 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 946 Sqn
Plt Off G H Gray  2 Dec 1940 Posted from No 912 Sqn for Equipment duties
Plt Off C R Pottinger  2 Dec 1940 Posted to No 912 Sqn for Equipment duties
Plt Off C W Simister 10 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 929 Sqn
Plt Off C W Simister 14 Dec 1940 Reported for duty
Fg Off G P Ritchie 15 Dec 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt, wef 10 Nov 1940
Plt Off W W Toothill 19 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached on posting to the squadron, wef 29 Oct 1940
Plt Off S P Gough 31 Dec 1940 Attached to No 917 Sqn, pending posting

Source - No 935 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2276)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
 8 Mar 1940 Advance party departed No 14 Balloon Centre
10 Mar 1940 Advance party at 'H' Maintenance Unit
20 Mar 1940 Advance party returned to No 14 Balloon Centre following cancellation of proposed move
 4 May 1940 Squadron commenced moving to Scotland - see officer movements above
15 May 1940 30 tons of equipment despatched to RAF Embarkation Officer, Glasgow
16 May 1940 Decision to move squadron to NWEF cancelled
20 May 1940 1st Echelon to remain at Rosyth, 2nd Echelon to remain at Glasgow, whilst 3rd Echelon to remain at Cardiff, all to conduct training
28 May 1940 Squadron ordered to concentrate by road and rail at No 11 Balloon Centre, Bristol
30 May 1940 Squadron arrived by road and rail at No 11 Balloon Centre, Bristol
 3 Jun 1940 Detachment for No 956 Sqn (2 officers and 111 airmen) arrived
 8 Jun 1940 'A' Flight deployed to RAF Filton
13 Jun 1940 'C' Flight completed its deployment with HQ at Site 20
15 Jun 1940 'B' Flight completed its deployment with HQ at Site 14

Source - No 935 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2276)

[Apr 1939 | May 1939]

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