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RAF Felixstowe Personnel and units


Until September 1939, Felixstowe was home to the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment, and the following month was transferred to Training Command, who opened No 7 Recruit Training Pool on 13 November 1939.

Personnel Movements: May - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Kemp  3 May 1940 Signals Officer, posted to RAF Gosport
Fg Off Clarkson 21 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Manston for duty with HSL 108
Sqn Ldr R L Edward 28 May 1940 Relinquished command of RAF Felixstowe
Flt Lt J C Richmond 28 May 1940 Assumed temporary command of RAF Felixstowe
Lt Cdr Van Olm 29 May 1940 Dutch Naval Air Service, arrived by air in a Fokker seaplane
Flt Lt Martare 29 May 1940 Dutch Naval Air Service, arrived by air in a Fokker seaplane
Flt Lt Schaper 29 May 1940 Dutch Naval Air Service, arrived by air in a Fokker seaplane
Eng Lt Beets 29 May 1940 Dutch Naval Air Service, arrived by air in a Fokker seaplane
Lt Van Kooy 29 May 1940 Dutch Naval Air Service, arrived by air in a Fokker seaplane
F/O Van Rossum 29 May 1940 Dutch Naval Air Service, arrived by air in a Fokker seaplane
F/O Ritte 29 May 1940 Dutch Naval Air Service, arrived by air in a Fokker seaplane
F/O Den Hollander 29 May 1940 Dutch Naval Air Service, arrived by air in a Fokker seaplane
Flt Lt Haverson  3 Jun 1940 Terminated (commission?) period of service
Lt Cdr Van Olm  6 Jun 1940 Dutch Naval Air Service, proceeded to RAF Pembroke Dock
Flt Lt Martare  6 Jun 1940 Dutch Naval Air Service, proceeded to RAF Pembroke Dock
Flt Lt Schaper  6 Jun 1940 Dutch Naval Air Service, proceeded to RAF Pembroke Dock
Eng Lt Beets  6 Jun 1940 Dutch Naval Air Service, proceeded to RAF Pembroke Dock
Lt Van Kooy  6 Jun 1940 Dutch Naval Air Service, proceeded to RAF Pembroke Dock
F/O Van Rossum  6 Jun 1940 Dutch Naval Air Service, proceeded to RAF Pembroke Dock
F/O Ritte  6 Jun 1940 Dutch Naval Air Service, proceeded to RAF Pembroke Dock
F/O Den Hollander  6 Jun 1940 Dutch Naval Air Service, proceeded to RAF Pembroke Dock
Sgt May Meyer  6 Jun 1940 Dutch Naval Air Service, proceeded to RAF Pembroke Dock
Sgt Van Kooy  6 Jun 1940 Dutch Naval Air Service, proceeded to RAF Pembroke Dock
Sgt Akkers  6 Jun 1940 Dutch Naval Air Service, proceeded to RAF Pembroke Dock
Sgt De Wit  6 Jun 1940 Dutch Naval Air Service, proceeded to RAF Pembroke Dock
Sgt De Reyser  6 Jun 1940 Dutch Naval Air Service, proceeded to RAF Pembroke Dock
Sgt De Borst  6 Jun 1940 Dutch Naval Air Service, proceeded to RAF Pembroke Dock
Cpl Van Tuffelin  6 Jun 1940 Dutch Naval Air Service, proceeded to RAF Pembroke Dock
Cpl Kost  6 Jun 1940 Dutch Naval Air Service, proceeded to RAF Pembroke Dock
Fg Off W L Thomas  9 Jun 1940 Posted to RAF Sullom Voe for duty with HSL 113
Wg Cdr R B Jordan 20 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Manston and assumed command of the Station
Flt Lt J C Richmond 20 Jun 1940 Relinquished temporary command of RAF Felixstowe
AC R E Wiggins 26 Jun 1940 Attempted suicide in the Barrack Block
Plt Off H V Budgen 28 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for Defence duties
Plt Off F H Page 28 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for Defence duties
AC2 R Ewing 29 Jun 1940 Admitted to Littlemore Military Hospital on mental grounds
Fg Off H S Gray  1 Jul 1940 Dental Officer, Posted to RAF Pembroke Dock
Sqn Ldr N Keeble  8 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 13 OTU
Plt Off Lundy  8 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Messing duties
Sqn Ldr N Keeble 10 Jul 1940 Assumed command of RAF Felixstowe
Wg Cdr R B Jordan 10 Jul 1940 Relinquished command of RAF Felixstowe on posting to HQ Scottish Command
Plt Off Simkins 11 Jul 1940 Posted to RAF Dyce
Plt Off Peacock 11 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ Coastal Command Pool
Act Sqn Ldr M G de B Epstein 15 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Middle Wallop
Flt Lt Morgan-Smith 15 Jul 1940 Posted to No 10 (Signals) Recruit Centre, RAF Blackpool
Plt Off Burleigh 15 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Calshot
Plt Off Evans 15 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Calshot
Plt Off Fountain 19 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Defence duties
Act Sqn Ldr M G de B Epstein 19 Jul 1940 Assumed command of RAF Felixstowe
Sqn Ldr N Keeble 19 Jul 1940 Relinquished command of RAF Felixstowe
Plt Off P A G McCarthy 26 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Defence duties
AC2 R E Wiggins 27 Jul 1940 Died in hospital
Sqn Ldr Keeble 28 Jul 1940 Posted to RAF Kinloss
Plt Off Stephens 29 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Bircham Newton for duty as Signals Officer
10 x ACH/WOp/AG  2 Aug 1940 Arrived from No 7 Recruit Centre, Morecombe
18 x ACH/GD

15 x ACH/WOp/AG

1 x ACH/AG

3 x ACH/Observers

13 x ACH/Pilots

 9 Aug 1940 Arrived from No 9 Recruit Centre, Blackpool
10 x ACH/WOp/AG 15 Aug 1940 Posted to No 10 (Signals) Recruit Centre, Blackpool
15x ACH/MBC 23 Aug 1940 Arrived from No 2 Recruit Centre, Cardington
4 x ACH/MBC 23 Aug 1940 Arrived from No 7 Recruit Centre, Morecombe
40 x ACH/GD 30 Aug 1940 Arrived from No 2 Wing, No 5 Recruit Centre, West Kirby
13 x ACH/Pilots 30 Aug 1940 Posted to No 1 Receiving Wing, Babbacombe
1 x Airman  2 Sep 1940 Posted to No 958 Sqn
3 x ACH/GG  4 Sep 1940 Posted to AMES Dunkirk
1 x Airman  4 Sep 1940 Arrived from No 5 Recruit Centre, West Kirby
Flt Lt R J Levick  5 Sep 1940 Medical Officer, posted to RAF Eastchurch, wef 6 Sep 1940
Fg Off R Macpherson  5 Sep 1940 Medical Officer, arrived on attachment from HQ No 16 Group
3  x Airmen  6 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Cranwell
3  x Airmen  6 Sep 1940 Posted to No 958 Sqn
Plt Off T H Marsh  7 Sep 1940 Arrived on attachment from RAF Loughborough for Signals duties
2 x Airmen  9 Sep 1940 Posted from SMW, RAF Little Rissington
1 x Airman 11 Sep 1940 Posted from SMW, RAF Little Rissington
1 x Airman 11 Sep 1940 Posted from No 907 Sqn
1 x Airman 13 Sep 1940 Posted to No 910 Sqn
Plt Off T H Marsh 14 Sep 1940 Posted to No 1 Electrical and Wireless School, RAF Cranwell
Fg Off W R May 16 Sep 1940 Posted from RAF Pembroke Dock for Medical duties
1 x Airman 16 Sep 1940 Posted to No 7 AACU
1 x Airman 16 Sep 1940 Posted to RAF Brize Norton
Fg Off R Macpherson 19 Sep 1940 Medical Officer, returned to HQ No 16 Group
1 x Airman 19 Sep 1940 Posted from No 7 Bombing & Gunnery School
4 x Airmen 20 Sep 1940 Posted from No 6 Recruit Centre, RAF Wilmslow
19 x Airmen 23 Sep 1940 Posted from RAF Melksham
1 x Airman 23 Sep 1940 Posted from No 60 MU, RAF Shipton
1 x Airman 23 Sep 1940 Posted from No 8 SFTS, RAF Montrose
1 x Airman 23 Sep 1940 Posted from RAF Halton
3 x Airmen 24 Sep 1940 Posted from RAF Calshot
1 x Airman 25 Sep 1940 Posted to RAF Leconfield
1 x Airman 25 Sep 1940 Posted to No 231 Sqn
5 x Airmen 27 Sep 1940 Posted from RAF Bridgnorth
1 x Airman 27 Sep 1940 Posted to RAF Uxbridge
1 x Airman 27 Sep 1940 Posted to RAF Evanton
1 x Sgt (MBC)  1 Oct 1940 Posted from No 8 Bombing & Gunnery School, RAF Evanton
Plt Off H V Budgen  2 Oct 1940 Assumed duties of Station Gas Officer on completion of Gas Defence Course
1 x AC2 (ACH/GD)  2 Oct 1940 Posted to No 910 Sqn
1 x LAC (GG)  2 Oct 1940 Posted to No 24 ME Draft, RAF Kirkham
1 x AC2 (MBC)  3 Oct 1940 Posted to No 1 School of General Reconnaissance
7 x AC2  4 Oct 1940 Posted from No 3 Wing, No 4 Recruit Depot, RAF Bridgnorth
1 x Sgt (MBC)  5 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Calshot
1 x Cpl (MBC)  5 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Calshot
2 x AC2 (Fitter IIE)  5 Oct 1940 Posted to No 4 Wing, RAF Hednesford
3 x AC2  5 Oct 1940 Posted from No 11 School of Technical Training, RAF Credenhall
1 x Sgt (GG)  8 Oct 1940 Posted from RAF Binbrook
1 x AC2  8 Oct 1940 Posted from No 11 School of Technical Training, RAF Credenhall
Plt Off P A G McCarthy  8 Oct 1940 Defence Officer, relinquished his commission
1 x Cpl (Driver/Petrol) 10 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Baginton
2 x AC2 (ACH/MBC) 11 Oct 1940 Posted from No 2 Recruit Centre, RAF Cardington
3 x LAC 11 Oct 1940 Posted from No 1 Wing
1 x AC2 12 Oct 1940 Posted from RAF Eastchurch
Plt Off D H Cannon 14 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ Coastal Command
ASO P Wait 14 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from WAAF Officers' School, Reading
ASO S Mather 14 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from WAAF Officers' School, Reading
2 x AC2 14 Oct 1940 Posted from No 3 Wing, RAF Weeton
1 x AC2 14 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Pembrey
1 x AC2 16 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Coltishall
1 x Sgt (ACH/GD) 16 Oct 1940 Posted to HQ, No 34 Group
Plt Off W C Phelps 17 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from Equipment Officers' School
Plt Off N Lyons 17 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Gosport with HSL 112
Fg Off C A Sparks 17 Oct 1940 Admitted to Hospital in Oxford with head injuries
1 x AC2 (ACH/MBC) 18 Oct 1940 Posted from No 1 Wing, No 4 Recruit Centre, RAF Bridgnorth
1 x Sgt (Clerk/GD) 21 Oct 1940 Posted to CFS, RAF Upavon
1 x AC2 22 Oct 1940 Posted from No 2 Wing, No 1 Signals School, RAF Cranwell
1 x LAC 22 Oct 1940 Posted to No 7 ITW, RAF Torquay
2 x LAC (Equip Asst) 22 Oct 1940 Posted to PDC, RAF Uxbridge
9 x AC2 (ACH/WOp) 22 Oct 1940 Posted to No 10 (Signals) Recruit Centre, RAF Blackpool
10 x AC2 23 Oct 1940 Posted from No 9 Recruit Centre, RAF Blackpool
2 x AC2 (MBC) 23 Oct 1940 Posted from RAF Calshot
1 x Cpl (Fitter IIE) 24 Oct 1940 Posted from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
1 x Flt Sgt 25 Oct 1940 Posted to No 3 Signals School, RAF Compton Bassett
1 x AC (WOp)  1 Nov 1940 Posed from No 1 Wing, No 2 Signals School, RAF Yatesbury
1 x AC (ACH/Service Police)  1 Nov 1940 Posed from No 3 Wing, No 4 Recruit Centre, RAF Bridgnorth
5 x AC (ACH/WOp/AG)  2 Nov 1940 Posted to No 10 (Signals) Recruit Centre, RAF Blackpool
1 x Plt Off  4 Nov 1940 Posted to the PRU, RAF Heston for Operations duties
1 x Temp Cpl (WOp)  5 Nov 1940 Posted to RAF Catfoss
1 x Cpl (Equip Asst)  6 Nov 1940 Posted to RAF Rochford
1 x Cpl (ACH/GG)  6 Nov 1940 Posted to RAF Swanton Morley
1 x Plt Off  8 Nov 1940 Posted from Officers' School, RAF Loughborough for Defence duties
4 x ACH/Pilots  9 Nov 1940 Posted from No 9 Recruit Centre, RAF Blackpool
1 x AC (Equip Asst)  9 Nov 1940 Posted from Equipment Training School, RAF Cranwell
4 x AC (ACH/MT Mechanic)  9 Nov 1940 Posted to No 4 Wing, No 8 School of Technical Training, RAF Weeton
2 x AC (ACH/GD)  9 Nov 1940 Posted to Medical Training Depot, RAF Halton
1 x AC (Driver MT)  9 Nov 1940 Posted to RAF Thornaby
Sqn Ldr L W C Bower 11 Nov 1940 Posted from No 1 RAF Depot, RAF Uxbridge to command
1 x Sgt (MBC) 13 Nov 1940 Posted from RAF Jurby
1 x Temp Cpl (ACH/GD) 13 Nov 1940 Posted to RAF Wilmslow for No 25 Draft
1 x AC (MBC) 13 Nov 1940 Posted to RAF St Athans for No 28 Draft
4 x AC (ACH/MT Mechanic) 16 Nov 1940 Posted from No 2 Wing, No 4 Recruit Centre, RAF Bridgnorth
1 x AC (ACH/MT Mechanic) 16 Nov 1940 Posted from No 7 Recruit Centre, RAF Morecombe
Sqn Ldr L W C Bower 18 Nov 1940 Assumed command of RAF Felixstowe
Sqn Ldr M G de B Epstein 18 Nov 1940 Relinquished command of RAF Felixstowe
1 x AC (ACH/WOp/AG) 18 Nov 1940 Posted to No 9 Bombing and Gunnery School, RAF Penrhos
1 x AC (ACH/GG) 18 Nov 1940 Posted to RAF Kenley
1 x Plt Off 19 Nov 1940 Posted from RAF Calshot for Marine Craft duties
Sqn Ldr M G de B Epstein 20 Nov 1940 Posted to RAF Sullom Voe for duty as Sqn Ldr - Administrative
1 x Plt Off 22 Nov 1940 Posted from Officers' School, RAF Loughborough for Defence duties
1 x AC (MBC) 23 Nov 1940 Posted from RAF St Athan
1 x AC (Clerk/GD) 25 Nov 1940 Posted to No 33 SFTS (Canada)
1 x AC (Clerk/GD) 25 Nov 1940 Posted from HQ No 7 Group, RAF Brampton
1 x Sgt (Fitter AE) 26 Nov 1940 Posted from No 3 Wing, RAF St Athan
1 x AC (ACH/GG) 30 Nov 1940 Posted from RAF Eastchurch
1 x Fg Off (Medical)  1 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Bircham Newton
1 x Fg Off (Medical)  1 Dec 1940 Posted from No 928 Sqn
1 x AC (Clerk/GD)  2 Dec 1940 Posted to HQ Army Co-Operation Command, RAF Farnborough
3 x AC (Fitter IIA)  2 Dec 1940 Posted from No 7 School of Technical Training, RAF Innsworth
1 x Plt Off (A & SD)  3 Dec 1940 Posted to the Air Ministry (DDTS)
4 x AC (ACH/Pilots)  3 Dec 1940 Posted to No 1 Receiving Wing, Babbacombe
1 x AC (ACH/MT Mechanic)  6 Dec 1940 Posted from No 4 Wing, No 3 Recruit Centre, RAF Padgate
1 x Sgt (Metal Worker)  7 Dec 1940 Posted to No 8 School of Technical Training, RAF Weeton
1 x Cpl (ACH/GD)  7 Dec 1940 Posted to No 18 OTU, RAF Bramcote
1 x AC (MBC) 10 Dec 1940 Posted from RAF Calshot
11 x AC (ACH/Pilots) 10 Dec 1940 Posted from No 7 Recruit Centre, RAF Morecombe
1 x AC (MBC) 11 Dec 1940 Posted to No 2 PDC, RAF Wilmslow
1 x AC (ACH/Batman) 12 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF St Athan
1 x AC (MBC) 12 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Gosport
1 x AC (ACH/GD) 13 Dec 1940 Posted to No 1 Wing, No 8 School of Technical Training, RAF Weeton
2 x AC (ACH/Batman) 13 Dec 1940 Posted to No 1 Wing, No 8 School of Technical Training, RAF Weeton
1 x AC (Clerk/Accts) 13 Dec 1940 Posted from School of Clerk Accounting, RAF Cranwell
1 x Sgt (MBC) 14 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Kirkwall (crew of HSL 113)
1 x Sgt (Fitter AE) 14 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Kirkwall (crew of HSL 113)
2 x Cpl (MBC) 14 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Kirkwall (crew of HSL 113)
1 x Cpl (WOp) 14 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Kirkwall (crew of HSL 113)
1 x Cpl (WEM) 14 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Kirkwall (crew of HSL 113)
3 x AC (MBC) 14 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Kirkwall (crew of HSL 113)
1 x Cpl (Nursing Orderly) 17 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Thorney Island
1 x AC (MBC) 17 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Calshot
1 x Sgt (ACH/GD) 18 Dec 1940 Posted to No 1 Wing, No 3 Signals School, RAF Compton Bassett
1 x AC (ACH/Observer) 20 Dec 1940 Posted to No 1 Initial Training Wing, RAF Scarborough
1 x Fg Off (Accountant) 21 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Invergordon
1 x AC (Driver MT) 21 Dec 1940 Posted from No 1 Wing, No 3 School of Technical Training, RAF Blackpool
1 x AC (MT Mechanic) 23 Dec 1940 Posted from No 4 Wing, No 8 School of Technical Training, RAF Weeton
1 x AC (ACH/Batman) 26 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Cardiff
1 x Cpl (Carpenter/Boat Builder) 26 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Bowmore, Isle of Islay
2 x AC (Clerk/GD) 27 Dec 1940 Posted from No 4 Recruit Centre, RAF Bridgnorth
6 x AC (ACH/WOp/AG) 31 Dec 1940 Posted to No 10 (Signals) Recruit Centre, RAF Blackpool

Source - RAF Felixstowe ORB

Unit Movements: May - Dec 1940

Unit Date Notes
No 7 Recruit Training Pool 17 May 1940 Closed
RAF Felixstowe 17 May 1940 Transferred from HQ Training Command to HQ Coastal Command and place on Care & Maintenance
High Speed Launch 108 21 May 1940 Arrived from RAF Manston

Source - RAF Felixstowe ORB

This page was last updated on 24/07/20

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