March 1943

Newmarket

1.3.43
TRAINING
Little training was carried out, as we were preparing for night operations. F/Sgt. Tolley, however, carried out dual circuits and solo landings, thus completing his conversion to Stirling aircraft.
OPERATIONS. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT BERLIN.
Eight aircraft  were detailed to carry out the above attacks with bombs of 1,000 lb. 500 lb. and incendiaries of 30 lb. and 4 lb. Two aircraft, however, were forced to return early owing to inter-comm,, and rear turret trouble, their bombs being jettisoned. The remaining six aircraft successfully attacked the target. This is considered to be a first class effort, colossal fires were seen, which were well concentrated and were seen up to 150 miles away as  the aircraft were returning. Three aircraft were hit by A.A. fire in the Ruhr area but they returned safely. The defenses in the target area were very poor, little A.A. fire and few searchlights being encountered. Some enemy aircraft were seen but no combats took place. There was slight cloud in the target area, although visibility was very good and ground detail could be seen very clearly. Navigation was excellent.

 2.3.43
TRANING
Aircraft serviceability was poor after the recent incessant work and as we were not on operations a general stand down was given. During the morning, however, two aircraft carried out air tests and air firing.
OPERATIONS. NIL

3.3.43
TRAINING
We were on operations once again so little training was carried out, after N.F.Ts. we prepared for night operations
OPERATIONS ATTACKS AGAINST TARGETS AT HAMBURG.
Nine aircraft were detailed to carry out the above attacks with bombs of 2,000 lb. 500 lb. and incendiaries of 30 lb. and 4 lb. One of the aircraft, however, failed to start owing to a burst tail tyre wheel and another returned early owing to the rear turret being unserviceable. The remaining seven aircraft all successfully dropped their bombs in the target area, large fires were seen, which were lighting up the whole of the area. Both heavy and light intense A.A. fire was encountered, two aircraft being slightly hit. Searchlights were operation, mainly in cones. Very few enemy aircraft were seen and no combats took place. There was some haze at the target area, visibility was fairly good. Navigation was very good.
OPERATIONS MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS.
Three aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operations, with mines of 1500 lb. Two of the aircraft successfully  dropped their mines in the allotted area, the other aircraft failed to return. No A.A. fire or searchlights were encountered. Sergt. French the Captain of Stirling 1 BF398, met a JU88 on the homeward journey, after a short exchange of firing the enemy aircraft disappeared. The weather was very clear and visibility was good. Navigation was very good. The missing aircraft was Stirling 1 N6123, captained by Sergt. R.C.Going.

4.3.43
TRAINING
Bad visibility and fog prevented flying , so ground training was carried out.
OPERATIONS NIL

5.3.43
TRAINING
Air firing and tests were carried out besides night flying training, in readiness for night operations.
OPERATIONS. ATTACKS AGAINST TARGETS AT ESSEN.
Nine aircraft were detailed to attack the above target with bombs of 2,000 lb. 1,00lb. and incendiaries of 30 lb. and 4 lb. Unfortunately, one aircraft crashed one minute after take-off as one of the engines seized, the pilot however, made a good crash landing and he and the crew escaped unhurt. Another aircraft was forced to return early owing to engine trouble. The remaining seven aircraft successfully dropped their bombs in the target area. A very large concentration of fires were seen with huge buildings in their midst, leaving no doubt as to the success of the operation. The glow from the fires was seen at the Dutch coast as our aircraft were homeward bound. Both light and heavy intense A.A. fire co-operating with searchlights, were encountered. A few enemy aircraft were seen but no combats took place, There was slight ground haze at the target, although visibility was very good. Navigation was very good. For the success of the operation a message of congratulations was received from the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief.

6.3.43
TRAINING
The weather was poor during the day, tests only being carried out.
OPERATIONS. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT ESSEN.
Eight aircraft were detailed for this operation, but shortly before take off it was cancelled owing to bad weather.

7.3.43
TRAINING
A ground mist prevailed during the morning but it cleared at mid-day, during the afternoon seven crews carried out Fighter Affiliation and two crews carried out local flying and height and load tests.
OPERATIONS. NIL

8.3.43
TRAINING
After the usual daily inspections were completed, local flying was carried out,, together with three engine flying and Fighter Affiliation.
OPERATIONS. ATTACKS AGAINST TARGETS AT NURENBURG.
Nine aircraft were detailed to carry out the above attack with bombs of 2,000 lb. 1,000 lb. 500 lb and incendiaries of 30 lb. and 4 lb. One aircraft returned early owing to engine trouble and another failed to return. The remaining seven aircraft successfully dropped their bombs in the target area, large fires being seen, one large explosion from the centre of target, was seen one hundred miles away as the aircraft were returning. Both light and heavy A.A. fire was encountered co-operating with searchlights, they however, proved to be ineffective. Stirling 1 BK646 captained by P/O Lowe, was attacked by an enemy aircraft near Saarbrucken on the return journey. The enemy aircraft opened fire with cannon and a stream of tracer came into the cockpit, one exploding near the second pilot’s leg. Corkscrew tactics were adopted, but after seven minutes the enemy aircraft was lost. The only casualties were the second pilot, who was wounded in the leg and the Captain, who had slight face cuts. The aircraft successfully returned to base. There was a slight haze at the target, although visibility fairly good. Navigation was very good. The missing aircraft was Stirling 1 BF437, captained by Sergeant C.R. Davey.

9.3.43
TRAINING
After local flying and night flying training we prepared for night operations.
OPERATIONS. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT MUNICH.
Five aircraft were detailed to carry out the above attack, with bombs of 1,000 lb. 500lb. and incendiaries of  30 lb. and 4 lb. One aircraft however, got too far off track on the way to the target; after futile attempts to get back on correct course, the mission had to be abandoned. The remaining four aircraft successfully dropped their bombs in the target area, intense fires being seen, black smoke was rising from these fires up to a height of 10,000 feet. One large explosion was also seen from the centre of the target. Both light and heavy A.A. fire was encountered which was intense at first but was dying down as the attack developed. Visibility was  very good and ground detail could be seen clearly. Navigation was very good.
OPERATIONS. MINING IN THE GIRONDE ESTUARY.
Three aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with mines of 1500 lb. One of the aircraft, however, returned early owing to engine trouble , the remaining two aircraft successfully dropped their mines in the allotted area and the parachutes were seen to open. Some A.A. fire was encountered near BLAYE and Stirling 1 BF398, captained by Sgt. French was hit, but he safely returned to base. Visibility was poor in the mining area, 10/10ths. Cloud being prevalent. Navigation was good.

10.3.43
TRAINING
During the morning local flying was carried out. As we were not detailed for operations the crews were given arrest as they were tired after the previous two nights’ work.
OPERATIONS NIL.

11.3.43
TRAINING
After local flying and night flying training we prepared for night operations.
OPERATIONS. ATTACKS AGAINST TARGETS AT STUTTGART.
Nine aircraft were detailed to carry out the above attacks with bombs of 30 lb. and 4 lb. incendiaries. One of the aircraft, however, failed  to take off as it proved to be unserviceable. The remaining eight aircraft successfully dropped their incendiaries in the target area. There were heavy fires, which were well concentrated in the centre of the town. There was a moderate amount of heavy A.A. fire which was co-operating with searchlights, one aircraft being coned for two minutes but he escaped unscathed. Some enemy aircraft were seen but no combats took place. There was slight have over the target area although visibility was good and ground detail could be seen. Navigation was very good.

12.3.43
TRAINING
The weather was fine again and we were required for night operations, local and night flying training only, was flown.
OPERATIONS. ATTACKS AGAINST TARGETS AT ESSEN.
Seven aircraft were detailed to carry out the above attack with bombs of 2,000 lb. 1,000 lb. and incendiaries of 30 lb. and 4 lb. One aircraft, however, returned early owing to the rear turret being unserviceable, the remaining six aircraft successfully dropped their bombs in the target area. Large fire were seen, which lit up the whole of the area, one crew reported that they saw two large explosions which appeared to come from the Krupps works. Both heavy and light A.A. fire was encountered. It was intense, although not too bad considering the target, the searchlights however, proved to be troublesome. Some enemy aircraft were seen, but no combats took place. There was smoke and haze over the target, although visibility was fairly good. Navigation was very good.

13.3.43
TRAINING.
Little training was carried out as the crews were resting after the previous night’s work. Local flying and height and load tests were carried out.
OPERATION NIL.

14.3.43
TRAINING.
Ground haze persisted throughout the day, this confined us to local flying and night flying training.
OPERATIONS. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT BERLIN.
Preparations were made in readiness for this operation but it was cancelled an hour and a half before take-off time.

15.3.43
TRAINING
Fog persisted throughout the day and visibility was poor, one aircraft only carried out night training.
OPERATIONS ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT AUGSBURG.
Ten aircraft were required for this operation but it was cancelled early in the afternoon owing to bead weather.

16.3.43
TRAINING
Thick fog persisted throughout the morning until mid-day. In the afternoon visibility was just good enough for local flying, so air tests, D.R. runs and air firing were carried out.
OPERATIONS. ATTACKS AGAINST TARGETS AT AUGSBURG
Eight aircraft were required for this operation, but it was once again cancelled owing to bad weather.

17.3.43
TRAINING
We were stood down from operations today and it was hoped to carry out Fighter Affiliation, but unfortunately this did not materialize. Height and laod tests, air tests and local flying was therefore carried out.
OPERATIONS. NIL.

18.3.43
TRAINING
It was foggy during the morning, but cleared up considerably in the afternoon. Training consisted mainly of fighter affiliation exercises with 3 Group Fighter Circus. One height and load test was carried out.
OPERATIONS. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT ST.NAZAIRE.
Preparations were made in readiness for this operation but it was cancelled shortly before take-off.

19.3.43
TRAINING
Visibility was again bad, Two aircraft however, carried out Fighter Affiliation and another did an air test during  the morning. No flying was carried out during the afternoon.
OPERATIONS. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT ST.NAZAIRE.
Preparations were commenced in readiness for the operation. It was cancelled, however, at 21.30 hours, in anticipation of fog at base on return, which proved to be correct.

20.3.43
TRAINING.
Weather conditions were again poor. We were detailed for operations, however, and night flying training was carried out.
OPERATIONS. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT ST.NAZAIRE.
Preparations were made in readiness for this operation, but the meteorological outlook again called for a cancellation, which came through about 18,00 hours.

21.3.43.
TRAINING.
Weather proved to be bad again and we were not required for night operations. Height and load tests and air tests were carried out. At 11.00 hours all crews were lectured on A.A. fire by the Group Liaison Officer, this proved to be very interesting, especially to new crews. During the afternoon rugger and soccer games were played.
OPERATIONS. NIL.

22.3.43
TRAINING.
The outlook was again poor but visibility improved  by mid-morning. During the afternoon  height and  load tests, air tests and one cross-country, were carried out.
OPERATIONS. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT ST.NAZAIRE.
Nine aircraft were detailed to carry out the above attack with 30 lb. 4 lb. incendiary bombs. One aircraft however, failed to take off as it was found to be unserviceable. A general recall, however, was broadcast when the aircraft were about twenty minutes from the target. They all brought their bombs back with the exception of one, which was forced to jettison them.

23.3.43
TRAINING
Visibility was bad during the morning but it cleared at mid-day. The following training was therefore carried out, cross-countries, bombing and fighter affiliation, height and load tests, and two night cross-countries.
OPERATIONS. MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS.
One aircraft was detailed to carry out the above operation with mines of 1500 lb. All the mines were successfully dropped in the morning area and five of the parachutes were seen to open. It was quite an uneventful trip, no A.A. fire, searchlights, or enemy aircraft being encountered. There was haze over the sea up to a height of 4,000 feet. Navigation was very good.

24.3.43
TRAINING
As we were detailed for night operations only night flying training and air tests were carried out.
OPERATIONS. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT KIEL.
Eleven aircraft were required for this operation, but unfortunately it was canceled early in the evening.

25.3.43
TRAINING
The weather was bad and height and load tests was the only training carried out. During the morning Squadron Leader G.E. Fowler gave a lecture on Fighter Tactics, which proved very instructive.
OPERATIONS. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT COLOGNE.
Twelve aircraft were required for this operation, but unfortunately it was cancelled shortly before take-off.

26.3.43
TRAINING
During the day the weather still continued to be unfavourable. Ground training was therefore, carried out.
3.15
Sergt. Whitehead carried out a night cross-country in Stirling N683.
OPERATIONS. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT DUISBURG.
Twelve aircraft were required for this operation, but it was cancelled at 17.30 hours, owing to unfavourable weather at base.

27.3.43
TRAINING
One loop-swing, low level flying and air tests was the only training carried out, as we were required for night operations.
OPERATIONS. ATTACKS AGAINST TARGETS AT BERLIN.
Eleven aircraft were detailed to carry pot the above attacks. With bombs of 1,000 lb. and incendiaries of 30 lb. and 4 lb. One of these aircraft returned early as it failed to maintain height. The remaining aircraft successfully dropped  their bombs in the target area. It was difficult to judge the effectiveness of our bombs as there was thick ground haze in the target area. Two aircraft were hit by A.A. fire, which was intense, but not effective. Many searchlights were seen, but no combats took place. The weather was not very good, although it was fairly clear over the target except for ground haze. Navigation was very good.

28.3.43
TRAINING
Today’s training consisted of one cross-country, one air test and two height and les tests.
OPERATION. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT ST.NAZAIRE
Two aircraft were detailed to carry out the above attack with incendiary bombs of 30 lb. and 4 lb. They both successfully dropped their bombs in the target area, and good fires were seen to start. Moderate and heavy A.A. fire co-operating with searchlights, was encountered, but it was inaccurate. No enemy aircraft were seen the weather at the target was very good, with clear visibility. Navigation was good.

29.3.43
TRAINING.
During the morning height and load tests, air tests, night flying training and one cross-country were carried out. We then prepared for night operations.
OPERATIONS. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT BERLIN.
Ten aircraft were detailed to carry out the above attacks, with bombs of 1000 lb. and incendiaries of 30 lb. and 4 lb. Two of the aircraft failed to takeoff, as they were found to be unserviceable and three returned early. The remaining five aircraft successfully dropped their bombs in the target area. Very large fires were seen, which were well concentrated and spreading. The glow from these fires was seen 100 miles away on the homeward journey. Intense heavy and light A.A. fire was encountered, with many searchlights co-operation all round the city. One aircraft was slightly damaged by A.A. fire. Some enemy aircraft were seen but no combats took place. The weather was clear, although hazy. Visibility however, was fairly good. Navigation was good.
OPERATIONS. MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS
One aircraft was detailed to carry out this operation, with mines of 1500 lbs. which were successfully dropped in the allotted area, and the parachutes seen to open. No A.A. fire, enemy aircraft, or searchlights were encountered. Rain and cloud was prevalent in the mining area, although visibility was fairly good. Navigation was very good.

30.3.43.
TRAINING.
Unfavourable weather conditions persisted and training was confined to air tests and night flying training.
OPERATIONS. NIL.

31.3.43
TRAINING
It was only possible to carry out air tests  as violent winds were sweeping the aerodrome.
OPERATIONS. NIL.

OUTSTANDING EVENTS
Operations have not been on a large scale this month, owing to unfavourable weather conditions, although those participated in have been successful. During this period, two aircraft have failed to return.
Training has been carried out on as large a scale as weather conditions would allow. Particular attention has been paid to Fighter Affiliation and dinghy drill.
A new Flight is to be formed in the Squadron, to be known as “C” Flight and is to be operationally fit by the 1st. April. It is proposed that Pilot Officer D.C.Lowe will take charge of the Flight, pending the posting in of a Squadron Leader. This will increase our establishment to twenty four aircraft with three reserves.

VISITS
8.3.43
His Royal Highness, Air Marshal the Duke of Gloucester, visited the Station, accompanied  by Group Captain J.A. Powell D.S.O., O.B.E., and was received by the Squadron Commander, Wing Commander G.A. Lane, D.F.C.,
31.3.43
Two Officers from the U.S. Army Air Corps visited the Station and gave a demonstration of the U.S.A. Bomb Servicing Truck and Trailer. This demostrtion was also attended by representatives from Air Ministry, the U.S. Army Air Force and Headquarters, Bomber Command.
31.3.43
The Air Officer Commanding, Air Commodore A.McKee, D.S.O., D.F.C., A.F.C., visited the Station and inspected the Squadron.

DECORATIONS.
Flying Officer R.S. Pearce, the Squadron Signals Leader, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, on the 12th March 1943 (Authority Extract London Gazette, Serial No.35936 dated 12/3/43 and 3 Group Routine Orders Serial No. 71/72, dated 13/3/43).

CASUALTIES EFFECTING OFFICERS.
ACTING RANKS.
F/O W.J.R. SCOLLAY NZ41497 (GD) Appointed to the rank of Acting `flight Lieutenant w.e.f. 7/3/43. Authy. 3 Grp.Pgram 3G/8937/5/8/P2 dated 22.3.43.)

“A” POSTINGS.
F/O C. EDDY NZ239003 (GD) Posted to the Non-Effective strength of R.A.f. Station Mildenhall, w.e.f. 9.3.43 (Authy. 3 Grp.Pgram. 3G/66-1/3/P4 dated 14/3/43.)
P/O C.J. BICKHAM 49977 (GD) Posted to this Unit w.e.f. 13/3/43 (Authy. 3 Grp.Sig.,P/990 dated 9/3/43.)
P/O D.E. BROWN J16846 (GD) Posted Missing to War Casualties (Non-Effective) Accs., Depot Uxbridge, w.e.f. 14/2/43 (Authy.A.M.O. A1294/42)/
P/O  W. MacAlpine NZ403551 (GD) Posted Missing to War Casualties (Non-Effective) Accs., Depot, Uxbridge w.e.f. 18/12/43 (Authy.A.M.O. A1294/42)
F/O A/F/L. C. WESTERMAN J6650 (GD) Posted to the Non-Effective strength of R.A.F. Midenhall w.e.f. 12/3/43. (Authy. 3 Grp. Pgram. 3G/6601/3/P4 dated 16/3/43).
P/O R.A. WILLIAMS 140912 (GD) Posted Missing to War Casualties (Non-Effective) Accs., Depot, Uxbridge, w.e.f. 14/2/43. (Authy.A.M.O. A.1294/42).
A/F/L. R. BROADBENT NZ391399 (GD) Posted to this Unit w.e.f. 23/3/43 (Authy. 92 Grp.Sig.P/756 dated 16/3/43).
F/O W.J.R. SCOLLAY NZ41497 (GB) Re-posted to this Unit to F/Lt. Navigation post, w.e.f. 7/3/43. (Authy. 3 Grp. Letter 3G/6601/P4 dated 22/3/43.)
F/O D. POPELWELL NZ41357 (GD) Posted to No.1657 Con.,Unit w.e.f. 25/3/43 (Authy.3 Grp.Signal P/978 dated 8/3/43).
F/O C. EDDY NZ39003 (GD) Posted to this Unit w.e.f. 24/2/43 (Authy. 3 Grp.Sig.,P/866 dated 22/2/43).
P/O J. JACKSON 140920 (GD) Posted to No. 12 O.T.U. w.e.f. 25/3/43 (Authy. 3 Grp.Sig.P/635 dated 23/3/43).
P/O T.H. BROWN 131998 (GD) Posted to No. 7 Squadron w.e.f. 17/3/43. (Authy. 3 Grp.Sig.P/546 dated 15/3/43).

“B” ATTACHMENTS.
P/O D.L. SCOTT 136921 MED. Attached from 1651 C.U. w.e.f. 5/3/43. (Authy. 3 Grp. Pgram. 3G/8992/13/P2. Dated 28/2/43). Ceased to be attached w.e.f. 8/3/43.
F/O R.S. PEARCE 46840 (GD) Detached to R.A.F. Stanmore w.e.f. 3/3/43. Ceased to be detached w.e.f. 5/3/43. (Authy. 3 Grp. Letter 3G/6601/23/P4 dated 22/2/43.
A/F/L G.R. HEYWOOD NZ40622 (GD) Detached to No.16 O.T.U. w.e.f. 21/3/43 (Authy. 3 Grp.Pgram.3G/8149/P4 dated 25/2/43).
F/O H.R. HANERTON NZ412918 (GD) Detached to No. 1483 B. & G. Flight w.e.f. 24/3/43. (Authy. 3 Grp.Sig. P/636 dated 23/3/43).

“G” APPOINTMENTS
F/O D.E. BROWNE J16846  (GD) Appointed to a commission as P/O on probation on 5/2/43. (Authy.A.M.letter A469002/42/S.7 (f) 1 (b) dated 3/3/43).
F/O M.O. CLARK NZ404895 (GD) Appointed to a commission as P/O on probation on 14/22/42. (Authy.A.M.letter A494027/43/S.7 (f) 1 (b) dated 23/2/43).
P/O R.O. FRENCH NZ415756 (GD) Appointed to a commission as P/O on probation on 23/1/43. (Authy.A.M.letter A495601/43/S.7 (f) 1 (b) dated 6/3/43).
F/O K. GROVES NZ415819 (GD) Appointed to a commission as P/O on probation on 23/1/43. (Authy.A.M.letter A495602/43/S.7 (f) 1 (b) dated 23/2/43).
P/O J. JACKSON 140920 (GD) Appointed to a commission as P/O on probation on 17/1/43. (Authy.A.M.letter A499765/43/S.7 (f) 1 (b) dated 4/3/43).
P/O A.W. LANE 139406 (GD) Appointed to a commission as P/O on probation on 10/12/43. (Authy.A.M.letter A494727/43/S.7 (f) 1 (b) dated 19/2/43).
P/O W.D. McALPINE NZ403551 (GD) Appointed to a commission as P/O on probation on 14/12/43. (Authy.A.M.letter A494073/43/S.7 (f) 1 (b) dated 23/2/43).
P/O W. STUCKEY 51042 (GD) Appointed to a commission as P/O on probation on 19/1/43. (Authy.A.M.letter A494431/43/S.7 (f) 1 (b) dated 20/2/43).
P/O A.G. TOLLEY NZ411954 (GD) Appointed to a commission as P/O on probation on 15/1/43. (Authy.A.M.letter A494075/43/S.7 (f) 1 (b) dated 23/2/43).
P/O D.L. THOMPSON NZ413152 (GD) Appointed to a commission as P/O on probation on 17/1/43. (Authy.A.M.letter A495604/43/S.7 (f) 1 (b) dated 23/2/43).
P/O R.A. WILLIAMS 140912 (GD) Appointed to a commission as P/O on probation on 17/1/43. (Authy.A.M.letter A499292/43/S.7 (f) 1 (b) dated 4/3/43).
P/O W.E. GIBBES NZ404535 (GD) Appointed to a commission as P/O on probation on 1/2/43. (Authy.A.M.letter A508212/43/S.7 (f) 1 (b) dated 12/3/43).
P/O F.C. CARSWELL NZ404457 (GD) Appointed to a commission as P/O on probation on 23/1/43. (Authy.A.M.letter A494078/43/S.7 (f) 1 (b) dated 12/3/43).
P/O D.G. McCASKILL NZ413573 (GD) Appointed to a commission as P/O on probation on 21/2/43. (Authy.A.M.letter A513994/43/S.7 (f) 1 (b) dated 22/3/43).
P/O D.V. HAMER 141713 (GD) Appointed to a commission as P/O on probation on 21/2/43. (Authy.A.M.letter A494073/43/S.7 (f) 1 (b) dated 20/3/43).
A/S/L G.E. FOWLER 86427 (GD) Reclassified to Navigator (B) w.e.f. 21/1/43. (Authy.A.M.O. A.52/43 and O.C. Unit).
P/O A.F. MINNIS 126499 (GD)        “                      “                      “                      “
P/O E.G. REDMAN (GD) 125567    “                      “                      “                      “
A/F/L J.J MANSON 104475 (GD)    “                      “                      “                      “

DECORATIONS.
F/O R.S. PEARCE 46840 (GD) Awarded the Dintinguised Flying Cross on 12/3/43 (Authy. Extract London Gazette Serial No. 35936 dated 12/3/43 and Group Routine Order Ser.No.71/72 dated 13/3/43).

CASUALTIES EFFECTING AIR-CREW N.C.Os.
MOVEMENTS.
1066314 SGT. Nav. JACKSON D. Posted to No.1657 C,U. w.e.f. 26/2/43 (Authy. 3 Grp.Sig.P/897 dated 24/2/43).
R102353 SGT. Pilot. WAY J.O. )
NZ402533 SGT. Nav. BERGIN J. )
1312222 SGT. A/B. KANE W.V. ) Detached to No.1651 Con. Unit, w.e.f. 1/3/43 (Authy. H.Q.3 Grp.Sugnal P/915 dated 27/2/43).
NZ412878 SGT. W/AG. GRAY E.R )
NZ401779 SGT. A/G. REID W.J. )
R86749 SGT. A/G. SORENSON L.C )
R62201 SGT. F/E. FALLOON G. )
NZ404562 SGT. A/B WIGGINS H. Ceased to be detached to No.1651 Con.Unit w.e.f. 26/2/43 on posting to No. 149 Squadron w.e.f. same date (Authy. 3 Grp.Sig.P/911 dated 26/2/43).
1085457 SGT. A/G. HANCOCK G.
642538 SGT. A/G. WILKINSON Posted to R.A.F Station Mildenhall, (N/E) w.e.f. 18/2/43. (Authy. 3 Grp.letter 3G/6601/3 P4 dated 25/2/43).
NZ41896 SGT. Nav. GOULD R.
1255832 SGT. A/G. HOLDERNESS )
778858 SGT. A/G. LUCAS H.D. )
1443087 SGT. Nav. FRANKLIN D. )
1316125 SGT. A/B. HORTON A.J  ) Posted from this Unit to No. 1657 Con. Unit w.e.f. 25/2/43 (Authy. 3 Grp.Sig. P/886 dated 22/2/43).
1381355 SGT. W/AG. ROGERS W.E )
NZ41866 SGT. Nav. BRIDGMAN A. )
1409013 SGT. F/E. WEAVERS E.H )
1071970 SGT. W/AG. EYRE K.C. ) Posted (Missing) to War Casualties Non-Effective, Accounts Depot, Uxbridge. 4/3/43. (Authy. A.M.O A.1294/42).
1382215 F/S. A/G. WILLIS F.A )
547841 SGT. A/G. STEWART F. )
NZ414493 SGT. A/G. BURTON C.S. )
NZ414278 SGT. Pilot GOING R.C. )
NZ404946 SGT. A/B. RICHARDS J.L. Posted to this Unit from Non-Effective R.A.F. Mildenhall w.e.f. 4/3/43. (Authy. 3G/6601/3/P4 dated 4/3/43).
930235 SGT. A/G. PHILLIPS A. Posted to this Unit w.e.f. 24/12/42 (Authy. 3 Grp.Sig. P/947 dated 23/3/43).
1332658 SGT. Pilot WILLIAMS R.A. )
R107928 SGT. Nav. BROWNE D.E. )
569992 SGT. F/E. GUDMUNSEN K. )
1178766 SGT. W/AG. SMITH T.H. ) Posted (Missing to War Casualties Non-Effective Accounts Depot, Uxbridge. W.e.f. 14/2/43. (Authy. A.M.O. A.1294/42).
657922 SGT. A/B. SAWYER H. )
R92498 SGT. A/G. WILLIS L. )
NZ405265 SGT. A/G. HARDING-SMITH D. )
NZ413937 SGT. Pilot DAVEY C. )
R84152 S/SGT. Nav. ARLEN A. )
528778 SGT. F/E. HOWLETT A.E. ) Posted (Missing) to War Casualties Non-Effective Accounts Depot, Uxbridge, w.e.f. 9/3/43. (Authy. A.M.O. A.1294/42).
1313099 SGT. W/OP. STONE L.M. )
1344759 SGT. A/B. BRODIE I.J. )
632983 SGT. A/G. FEENAN A.J. )
1450019 SGT. A/G. TARRANT A.B. )
NZ403579 F/SGT. W/AG. KAVANAGH T. Posted to this Unit from R.A.F. (Non-Effective) Mildenhall w.e.f. 1/3/43 (Authy. 3 Group letter 3G/6601/3/P4 dated 8/3/43).
NZ401466 F/SGT. A/G. SMITH C. Ceased to be attached to the R.A.F. w.e.f. 28/9/42 on repatriation to New Zealand. (Authy. 3G/8982/2/P4 dated 11/3/43).
AUS412458 SGT.Pilot LEWIS A.E. )
NZ413418 SGT. A/G. HOWES V.C. )
1271879 SGT. W/AG. MOULTON F. ) Posted to this Unit w.e.f. 14.3.43 (Authy. 3 Grp.Sig.P/990 dated 9/3/43).
1369996 SGT. F/E. GRAHAM A. )
964185 SGT. A/G. WHITHART )
NZ402515 W/O. Pilot BURKE T. Posted to No.1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 12/3/43 (Authy. 3 Grp.Sig.P/985 dtd. 9/3/43).
NZ413096 SGT. Pilot LORD M. )
NZ405459 F/S. Nav. WELLINGTON )
1265850 SGT. W/AG. YOUNG N. )
1303883 SGT. A/G. McKERRELL ) Posted to No. 7 Squadron w.e.f. 17.3.43 (Authy. 3 Grp.Sig.P/546 dtd. 15/3/43).
1312946 SGT. A/G. OLIVER J.R. )
979904 SGT. F/E. NASH L. )
NZ411789 SGT. A/G. BURT H. Posted to 1651 Con.Unit w.e.f. 19/3/43 (Authy. 3 Grp.Sig.P/545 dtd. 15/3/43).
NZ415411 SGT. Pilot HALLIBURTON )
NZ42297 SGT. Nav. HUNTER F. )
1261331 SGT. A/B. SCARFE L. )
1074630 SGT. W/AG. DAVIES D.J. ) Posted to this Unit w.e.f. 16/3/43 (Authy. 3 Grp.Sig.P/527 dtd. 13/3/43). )
1393248 SGT. A/G. BOXALL C.H. )
NZ392104 SGT. A/G. HOWELL A.C. )
946455 SGT. F/E. SIDHU D.S. )
NZ413573 SGT. Pilot McCASKILL )
NZ42295 SGT. Nav. GRAINGER )
1211032 SGT. W/AG. GREEN W. )
NZ415378 SGT. A/G. SMITH A.A. ) Posted to this Unit w.e.f. 14/3/43 (Authy. 3 Grp.Sig P/516 dtd. 12/3/43.
1609864 SGT. A/G. COOK E.D. )
1371651 SGT. F/E. McVICAR A. )
519416 SGT. A/B. ELWELL K. )
NZ416565 Sgt. Pilot WHITEHEAD W.
NZ439022 SGT. Nav. DOBSON T.
NZ414332 SGT. A/B. PARKER M. ) Posted to this Unit w.e.f. 16/3/43. (Authy. 3 Grp.Sig.P/990 dated 9/3/43).
NZ41228 SGT. W/AG. PARKER C.
NZ416431 SGT. A/G. JAMIESON V.R.
1000621 SGT. A/G. STOKES G.
537228 SGT. F/E. McLELLAN H.
NZ404946 SGT. A/B. RICHARDS Posted to this Unit from (N/E) R.A.F. Station, Mildenhall w.e.f. 4/3/43 (Authy. 3 Grp. Letter 3G/6601/3/P4 dated 4/3/43).
1059993 SGT. W/AG. McIVER A. Ceased to be attached on posting to this Unit w.e.f. 16/12/42 (Authy. 3 Grp. Sig. P/529 dated 13/3/42).
NZ417269 SGT. Nav. CORIN Posted to this Unit w.e.f. 13/3/43 (Authy. 3 Grp.Sig.P/990 dtd. 9/3/43.
963403 F/S. Pilot HAMER D. )
NZ411451 SGT, Nav. ROSS D.R. )
NZ411737 SGT. W/AG. BRIAN W. )
NZ415375 SGT. A/G. SHOGREN J. ) Posted to this Unit w.e.f. 17/3/43. (Authy. 3 Grp. Sig P/581 dated 17/3/43).
1301281 SGT. A/G. HOLME H. )
950013 SGT. F/E. LENNOX G. )
NZ411206 SGT. A/B. BUCKLEY R.  )
649196 SGT. A/G. VICCARS E.C. ) Posted to No. 1651 C.U. w.e.f. 22/3/43 (Authy. 3 Grp.Sig.P/545 dated 15/3/43).
1255832 SGT. A/G. HOLDERNESS C. )
1316125 SGT. A/B. HORTON A.J. ) Posted to No. 12 O.T.U. w.e.f. 23/3/43 (Authy. 3 Grp.Pgram 3G/6601/7A/P4 dated 13/3/43).
1381335 SGT. W/AG. ROGERS W.E. )
1443087 SGT. Nav. FRANKLIN D. )
NZ411779 SGT. A/G. REID W. Ceased to be detached to No.1651 Con Unit w.e.f. 28/2/43 on posting w.e.f. same date (Authy. 3 Grp.Sig.P633 dated 23/3/43).
740441 W/O Pilot MURRAY M.P. Posted to this Unit w.e.f. 28/3/43 (Authy. 93 Group Pgram.93G/5352/3/P4 dtd. 19/3/43.

PROMOTIONS
NZ412895 SGT. W/AG. MANAWAITI M. Promoted to the rank of T/F/Sergt. w.e.f. 1/3/43. (Authy.Recs.Sig.A2M/695 dated 12/3/43.

ARRIVALS AND DESPATCHES OF AIRCRAFT.
1.3.43
Stirling Mk.1 R9200 received from No.1149 Squadron (Authy.Form “w” 511 dated 9/2/43).
Stirling Mk.1 W7513 received from No.1149 Squadron (Authy.Form “w” 517 dated 19/2/43).
2.3.43
Stirling Mk.111 BF465 received from No.15 Squadron (Authy.Form “w” 519 dated 28/2/43).
9.3.43
Stirling Mk.1 BF412 received from Short & Harlands (Authy.41G/54).
Stirling Mk.1 BF456 received from Short & Harlands (Authy.41G/51).
11.3.43
Stirling Mk.111 BK664 received from Messrs. Austin’s, Birmingham (Authy.41G/133).
13.3.43
Stirling Mk.111 BF467 received from Short & Harlands (Authy.41G/126 dated 9/3/43).
Stirling Mk.1 BF614 received from Messrs. Austin’s, Birmingham (Authy.41G/217).
24.3.43
Stirling Mk.1 EF332 and Stirling Mk.1 EF340 received from No.149 Squadron (Authy.Form “w” 320 dated 19/3/43).

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