May 1943

NEWMARKET

1.5.43
Training.
No flying was done during the morning, in the afternoon three aircraft had their compasses tested, and Air Tests were also carried out. Three successful night cross countries were carried out.
Operations. GARDENING IN THE GIRONDE ESTUARY.
Five aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with Mines of 1500lb, only two aircraft, however, took-off owing to bad weather. They successfully dropped their Mines in the allotted area, and the parachutes were seen to open. Some emeny aircraft and a few searchlights were encountered, but they were ineffective. There was 7/10th. Cloud over the gardening area, although visibility was good, Navigation was very good.

2/5/43.
Training.
The weather dawned fine and it was possible to carry out the following training, Air Firing, Practice Bombing, Height & Load Tests, Compass Tests and Air tests.
Operations. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT DUISBURG.
Ten aircraft were detailed  for this operation, but it was unfortunately cancelled just as the aircraft were preparing for take-off.

3/5/43
Training.
No flying was carried out during the morning, during the afternoon the following training was carried out, Height & Load Tests, Practice Bombing, Cross Countries and Air Tests.
Operations. ATTACKS AGAINST TARGETS AT DUISBURG.
Ten aircraft were detailed for this operation, but it was cancelled during the afternoon.

4/5/43
Training.
Practice Bombing. Fighter Affiliation, Compass Tests and Night flying Tests were carried out.
Operations. ATTACKS AGAINST TARGETS AT DORTMUND.
Ten aircraft were detailed to attack the above targets, with bombs of 2000lb 1000lb and incendiaries of  30lb and 4lb. One aircraft, however, failed to take-off owing to engine trouble. The remaining aircraft successfully dropped their bombs in the target area, with the exception of two which returned early owing to engine trouble. Large fires and explosions were seen, which appeared to come from the centre of the target area. Some A.A.Fire and searchlights were encountered, but they were ineffective. A few enemy aircraft were seen, but no combats took place. No cloud was prevalent in the target area, and visibility was good, ground detail was obscured by the smoke from the fires. Navigation was excellent.

5/5/43
Training.
The weather was bad during the morning and it was only possible to carry out Air Tests. We then prepared for night operations.
Operations. MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS
Six aircraft were detailed to carry out the above attack with Mines of 1500lb. One aircraft, however, failed to take-off and one failed to return. The remaining four aircraft successfully dropped their mines in the allotted area, and all the parachutes were seen to open. Some light A.A.Fire was encountered, but it was ineffective. No enemy aircraft were seen. There was broken cloud in the mining area, although visibility was fairly good. Navigation was very good. The missing aircraft was Stirling  Mk.I. EF.340, captained by Sgt. R.F. Westwood.

6/5/43
Training.
Owing to severe winds, only Air Tests were carried out. During the afternoon aircrew were given Lectures by Specialist Officers and others did ground defence training.
Operations. Nil.

7/5/43.
Training.
Three aircraft carried out an Air/ sea Rescue search, but nothing was seen. The following training was carried out compass Tests, Fighter Affiliation, Air Firing and Three Engined `flying, Height & Load Tests and Air Tests.
Operatons. MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS.
Four aircraft were requied to carry out the above operation, but it was cancelled shortly before  take-off.

8/5/43
Training.
Owing to very strong winds, no flying was carried out. Ground training was therefore given to all crews.
Operations. Nil.

9/5/43
Training.
No flying was carried out during the morning, in the afternoon Air Tests were carried out in preparation for night operations. Two night cross country exercises were also flown.
Operations. GARDENING IN THE ILE DE RE AREA.
Six aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation, with Mines of 1500lb. All of the Mines were dropped in the allotted area and the parachutes were seen to open. One aircraft met heavy A.A.Fire, but it was ineffective , a few enemy aircraft were seen, but no combats took place. The weather was good in the mining area and visibility was also good. Navigation was excellent.

10/5/43
Training.
Bad weather again prevented flying and ground training was therefore carried out. In the afternoon all aircrew attended a Lecture by W/Cdr. M. wyatt, the Squadron commander.
Operations. Nil.

11/5/43
Training.
Weather conditions were reasonable and it was possible to carry out Practice Bombing, Air Firing, Fighter Affiliation, Height & Load Tests and Night Flying Tests.
Operations. ATTACKS AGAINST TARGETS AT BOCHUM
Eleven aircraft were required for this operation, but it was cancelled shortly before the time of take-off owing to bad weather.

12/5/43
Training. The following training was carried out Air Firing, Air Tests and Night Flying Tests. We then prepared for night operations.
Operations. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT DUISBURG.
Nine aircraft were detailed to attack the above targets with bombs of  2000lb, 1000lb and incendiaries of 30lb and 4lb. Stirling Mk.III. BK.721 captained by F/Lt. E.R.M. Appleton, whilst taking off failed to clear an obstruction at the end of the runway and crashed almost immediately afterwards, all the crew with the exception of the captain and the wireless operator, F/Sgt. Cocks, S.G. were killed. The captain received severe injuries and the wireless was also injured, both were admitted to hospital. As a result of this crash two aircraft were unable to take-off. One aircraft returned early owing to the Captain being sick. The remaining five aircraft successfully dropped their bonbs in the target area, and large concentrated fires and some explosions were seen. Some heavy A.A.Fire, co-operating with searchlights was encountered, but it was ineffective. A few enemy aircraft were seen but no combats took place. The weather was very clear in the target area with good visibility except for ground haze which prevented identification. Navigation was very good.

13/5/43
Training.
Crews were resting during the morning and in the afternoon Air Tests were carried out in preparation for night operations.
Operations. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT BOCHUM.
Twelve aircraft were detailed to attack the above targets with bombs of 2000lb, 1000lb, and incendiaries of 30lb and 4lb. Three aircraft, however, were forced to return early owing to engine trouble. The remainder successfully dropped their bombs in the target area, and very large concentrated fires were seen, together with explosions. This is considered to have been a very successful raid. Heavy predicted A.A.Fire co-operation with searchlights was encountered. Several enemy aircraft were seen and some short combats took place. Stirling Mk.I. BK619, captained by Sgt. J.L. Mitchell was attacked by an ME110 and opened fire at 400 yards slightly below our aircraft. The mod-upper gunner fired a medium burst and the enemy aircraft was seen to burst into flames and passed beneath the Stirling. The rear gunner fired a further long burst at 300 yards and the enemy aircraft was seen to turn on its back and dive, hit the ground and explode. The weather was very clear in the target area, but visibility was impaired by slight ground haze. Navigation was good.
Operations. MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS.
One aircraft was detailed to carry out the above operation with Mines of 1500lb which were successfully dropped in the allotted area. No A.A.Fire, searchlights or enemy aircraft were encountered. The weather was clear and visibility was good in the mining area. Navigation was very good.

14/5/43
Training.
During the morning Height & Load Tests, Practice Bombing and Air Tests were carried out. In the afternoon all aircrew attended Lectures and instructional films. One aircraft carried a night cross country exercise.
Operations. Nil.

15/3/43
Training.
As no operations were detailed for tonight it was possible to carry out a large training programme, this included fighter affiliation, Practice Bombing, Height & Load Tests and eight night cross country exercises.
Operations. Nil.

16/5/43
Training.
As the weather was perfect it was possible to carry out the following training; Fighter Affiliation, Compass Tests, and practice Bombing. Six night cross country exercises were also carried out, one of these crashed and two members of the crew were killed.
Operations. MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS.
Four aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation. All of the aircraft successfully dropped their Mines in the allotted area and the parachutes were seen to open. No A.A.Fire or searchlights were encountered. A few enemy aircraft were seen but no combats took place. The weather was clear and visibility was good in the mining area. Navigation was excellent.

17/5/43
Training.
The following training was carried out; Height & Load Tests, Fighter Affiliation, Compass Tests and Air Tests.
Operations. MINING OF THE WEST COAST OF FRANCE.
Two aircraft were detailed for the above operation, with Mines of 1500lb. Which were successfully dropped in the allotted area, and all the parachutes were seen to open. Some A.A.Fire was encountered from flak ships. A few enemy aircraft were seen, but no combats took place. There was no cloud in the mining area and visibility was good. Navigation was excellent.
Operations. MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS.
Four aircraft were required for the above operation, but it was unfortunately cancelled.

18/5/43
Training.
The weather was fine and the following training was carried out: Fighter Affiliation, Practice Bombing and Compass Tests. Six night cross country exercises were also carried out.
Operations. Nil.

19/5/43
Training.
The days training consisted of Air to Sea Firing, Practice Bombing, Compass Tests, and five night cross countries.
Operations. Nil.

20/5/43
Training.
The weather was not good and the following training was carried out; Fighter Affiliation, Practice Bombing, Air to Sea Firing and Air Tests.
Operations. Nil.

21/5/43
Training.
A large training programme was laid on which consisted of Air Sea Firing, Fighter Affiliation, Three-engined flying and High Flying tests.
Operations. MINING IN THE GIRONDE ESTUARY.
Five aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with Mines of 1500lb. All of the aircraft successfully dropped their Mines in the allotted area. Some light A.A.Fire and one searchlight was encountered, but was ineffective. No enemy aircraft were seen. The weather was good and visibility was variable. Navigation was excellent.
Operations. MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS.
Six aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with Mines of 1500lb, All of the aircraft successfully dropped their Mines in the allotted area. And the parachutes were seen to open. No.AAFire, searchlights or enemy aircraft were encountered. The weather was good, but visibility was impaired by sea haze. Navigation was very good..

22.5.43.
Training.
Training consisted of Fighter Affiliation, Height & Lad Tests. One aircraft carried out an Air /Sea Rescue search, but sea fog prevented any observations.
Operations. Nil.

23.5.43
Training.
Air Test and Air Firing was carried out. We then prepared for night operations.
Operations. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT DORTMUND.
Fifteen aircraft were detailed to carry out the above attacks with bombs of 1000lb and incendiaries of 30lb and 4lb. One aircraft returned early owing to engine trouble, and the remaining aircraft successfully dropped their bombs in the target area. Some very large fires were seen, and the bombs were seen to explode amongst large buildings. Medium and Heavy A.A.Fire co-operating with searchlights was encountered. One aircraft was hit whilst over the target, and the port outer propeller was shot off, but the aircraft successfully returned to base. Some enemy aircraft were seen, and two short combats took place, but no damage was sustained to our aircraft. The weather was good in the target area, but identification was difficult owing to smoke from the fires. Navigation was very good. Stirling Mk.III,BK.783 captained by Sergeant S.M. Tietjens failed to return.

24/5/43
Training.
The weather was too bad for flying, and after the usual daily inspections aircrews were stood down.
Operations. Nil.

25/5/43.
Training.
Training consisted of Compass Tests, Circuits & Landings and Night Flying Training.
Operations. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT DUSSELDORF.
Sixteen aircraft were detailed to carry out the above attack with bombs of 1000lb and incendiaries of 30lb and 4lb. Four aircraft returned early owing to engine trouble, and one failed to return. The remaining eleven aircraft successfully dropped their bombs in the target area, and some large explosions were also seen. Both heavy and light A.A.Fire was encountered, co-operationg with searchlights, which were ineffective. Some enemy aircraft were seen and two short combats took place, but no damage was sustained by our aircraft. Ten tenths cloud was prevalent in the target area, but visibility was fairly good. Navigation was very good. This missing aircraft was Stirling Mk.I. BK602, captained by Sergeant T.W. Darton.

26/5/43
Training.
Crews were resting during the morning after the previous night’s operations. During the afternoon Night Flying Tests were flown in preparation for operations.
Operations. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT COLOGNE.
Eleven aircraft were required for this operation, but it was unfortunately cancelled during briefing.

27/5/43
Training.
Training consisted of Practice Bombing, Compass Tests and Night Flying Tests.
Operations. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT ESSEN.
Fourteen aircraft were required for the operation, but instructions were received shortly after briefing, to the effect that it had been cancelled.
Operations. MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS.
Five aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with mines of 1500lbs. All of the aircraft successfully dropped their mines in the allotted area and the parachutes were seen to open. Some light A.A.Fire was encountered, but it was ineffective. No enemy aircraft were seen. The weather was good in the mining area, except for slight sea haze. Navigation was very good.

28/5/43
Training.
Training consisted of Height & Load Tests, Three-engined flying, Compass Tests, Practice Bombing and Air Tests.
Operations. Nil.

29/5/43
Training.
After the completion of daily inspections and night flying training we prepared for night operations.
Operations. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT WUPPERTAL.
Twenty aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with bombs of 2000lb, 1000lb, and incendiaries of 30lb and 4lb. One aircraft failed to take-off owing to the rear turret being unserviceable, and two returned early. Four aircraft failed to return. The remaining thirteen aircraft successfully dropped their bombs in the target area. Very large fires were seen and also some big explosions. Some heavy A.A.Fire was encountered, but it was ineffective. No searchlights were seen. A few enemy aircraft were seen and one short combat took place, but no damage was sustained by our aircraft. The weather was good in the target area, but visibility was impaired by smoke from the fires. Navigation was very good. The missing aircraft were Stirlings Mk.III BK776 Captained by P/O. R.F.Bennett, Mk.I EF398, captained by F/O. R.B. Vernazoni, MK.III EH881 captained by Sgt. J.H. Carey and Mk.III Bf561 captained by Sgt. S.R. Thornley.

30/5/43
Training.
After last night’s strenuous operation, and unservicability of aircraft, all aircrews were stood down for the day.
Operations. Nil.

31/5/43
Training.
Training consisted of a Height & Load Tests, Compass Tests and Night Flying Tests.
Operations. MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS.
Three aircraft were required for this operation, but it was cancelled shortly after briefing.

OUSTANDING EVENTS
Many attacks have been made against targets in the RUHR, including the large scale raids upon DUISBURG, DORTMUND, DUSSELDORF and WUPPERTAL. Mining operations have also been carried out in the GIRONDE ESTUARY, off the FRISIAN ISLANDS, and off the WEST COAST of FRANCE. From these operations seven aircraft have failed to return.

On the night of 12/13th. May 1943 Stirling Mk.111 HK721 Captained by F/Lt. E.R.M APPLETON, whilst taking off on operations, failed to clear an obstruction at the end of the runway and crashed almost immediately afterwards. The aircraft caught fire, and unfortunately all of the crew with the exception of the captain and Wireless Operator were killed. The Captain received severe injuries and the Wireless Operator was also injured, both were admitted to hospital.

On the night 13/14th. may 1943 whilst attacking BOCHUM, Stirling Mk.1 BK619 captained by Sergeant J.L. MITCHELL, encountered a ME 110 which opened fire at 400 yards slightly below his aircraft. The Mid-Upper Gunner fired a medium burst and the enemy aircraft was seen to burst into flames and pass beneath the Stirling. The Rear-Gunner fired a further long burst at 300 yards and the enemy aircraft was seen to turn on its back and dive, hit the ground and explode.

TRAINING.
Ground and air training has been carried out, on as large a scale as operations would allow. Particuar attention has been given to fighter affiliation, abandoning of aircraft, Dinghy Drill, and ground specialist training.
At 01.00 hours on the 17th. May 1943 1943, Sergeant L.C.Wright was carrying out a cross country fight in Stirling Mk.1 BF398, when the starboard outer and port outer engines failed. The aircraft lost height and the Captain ordered the crew to bale out, this included a passenger AC1 BAILEY, R.G. Of the crew who baled out, all landed safely with the exception of Sergeant A.J.Francis, who was reported missing and found four days later. The Captain remained at the controls, as the aircraft was in the vicinity of the Town of STOKE-UPON-TRENT and it appears that rather than crash land over the town, he attempted to land in the nearest field, the aircraft crashed however, and he was killed. The MAYOR of STOKE-UPON-TRENT has been in communicaton with the Squadron, and expressed his admiration, shared also by the townspeople, for the gallentry displayed by Sergeant L.C. WRIGHT.

DECORATIONS – IMMEDIATE.
NZ414263 Sergeant HERBERT JAMES DALZELL was awarded the DISTINGUISHED FLYING MEDAL. He has completed fifteen successful operational sorties, mostly against strongly defended GERMAN targets. On the night 20/21st. April 1943 he was Captain of an aircraft attacking ROSTOCK, which was damaged by collision with another aircraft. His aircraft was damage in the fin and rudder, giving temporary loss of control, although he was flying at only five hundred feet, he managed to right the aircraft and prepared himself for the most flight of four hundred miles back to base. Even though the rudder controls were jammed he reached base and made a perfect landing.

Pilot Officer PETER JOHN BUCK was awarded the DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS. He has completed twenty-six operational sorties and has shown great determination and courage in his attacks, which have mostly been against heavily defended targets. On the night 26/27th. April he was Captain of an aircraft attacking DUISBURG, which encountered, and was severely damaged by. An enemy fighter. The rear gunner was mortally wounded, and the rudder and tail were damaged He evaded the fighter, and commenced a three hundred miles flight back to base. The aircraft was rapidly losing height as the starboard engine had failed, and was difficult to control owing to the useless rudder controls. However, he gave orders for all movable objects to be jettisoned, and with careful pilotage and determination height was maintained, and the aircraft returned to base, where a perfect crash landing was made.

Pilot Officer JOHN HENRY SYMONS was awarded the DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS. He was W/T Operator in the previously  mentioned aircraft, captained by Pilot Officer P.J.Buck. In the attack by the enemy fighter , he was wounded iin the right hand, which caused considerable pain. This however, did not deter him from assisting in the jettisoning  of movable objects in order to maintain height. Afterwards he returned to work his set as other navigation aids had failed. In spite of his wound he used his right hand to tap out messages throughout the remainder of the flight. This enabled the aircraft to be guided by the shortest route back to base. His courage and attention to detail in this work assisted his captain to save the lives of his crew.

NON-IMMEDIATE.
Acting Flight Lieutenant LEO GEORGE TROTT was awarded the DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS.
Flying Officer DUGALD LOUIS POPPELWELL was awarded the DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS.
Flying Officer WILLIAM JOHN SCOLLAY was awarded the DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS.
Pilot Officer HAROLD REGINALD HAMERTON was awarded the DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS.
Flight Sergeant F.A. Stevens was awarded the DISTINGUISHED FLYING MEDAL.
Sergeant M.T.T. MANAWAITI was awarded the DISTINGUISHED FLYING MEDAL.

VISITS.
1/5/43
The Under Secretary of State, Lord SHERWOOD and the Parlimentary Private  Secretary, Lord WIMBORNE, visited the Squadron and saw the personnel.
23/5/43
The Hon. Mr. F. JONES, the New Zealand Minister of Defence, accompanied by Air Commodore NEVILLE, the Air Officer Commanding, R.N.Z.A.F. Overseas, and Mr. MITCHELL of the New Zealand Press, visited the Squadron and met New Zealand personnel informally. The visit was a success and a letter of appreciation was received from the New Zealand Minister of Defence.

CASUALTIES EFFECTING AIRCREW OFFICERS.
A/F/L. R. BROADBENT, NZ391339. GD. Granted that Acting rank of S/Ldr. w.e.f. 25/4/43 (Authy.3G/8937/5/8/P2 dtd. 8/5/43).
P/O. R.O. FRENCH, NZ415756. GD. Granted the Acting rank of F/Lt. w.e.f. 10/5/43 (Authy.3G/8937/5/8/P2 dtd. 25/5/43).
F/L. F.A. ANDREWS, NZ391336. GD. Granted the Acting rank of S/Ldr. w.e.f. 14/5/43 (Authy.3G/8937/5/8/P2 dtd. 25/5/43).
F/L. D.R.APPLETON, 42475. GD. Appointed to the Acting rank of S/Ldr. w.e.f. 7/5/43 (Authy.3G/8937/5/8/P2 dtd. 16/5/43).
F/L. R.H. LAUD, 40625. GD. Appointed to the Acting rank of S/Ldr. w.e.f. 11/5/43 (Authy.3G/8937/5/8/P2 dtd. 16/5/43).
F/O. R.S. PEARCE, 46840 GD. Appointed to the Acting rank of F/Lt. w.e.f. 1/5/43 (Authy.3G/8937/5/8/P2 dtd. 9/4/43).
P/O. L.C. ROBINSON, 143800. GD. Appointed to the Acting rank of F/Lt. w.e.f. 12/5/43 (Authy.3G/8937/5/8/P2 dtd. 25/5/43).

“A” POSTINGS
P/O D. HARDING-SMITH, NZ405265. GD. Posted (Missing) to War Casualties Non-effective Accounts Depot w.e.f. 14/2/43 (Authy. AMO.1294/42 & OC. Unit).
P/O. A.M. BRIDGMAN, NZ41866. GD. Posted (Missing) to War Casualties Non-effective Accounts Depot w.e.f. 4/3/43 (Authy. AMO.1294/42 & OC. Unit).
P/O D.L. THOMPSON, NZ413152. GD. Posted (Missing) to War Casualties Non-effective Accounts Depot w.e.f. 29/4/43 (Authy. AMO.1294/42 & OC. Unit).
P/O. L.S. DIXON, NZ416469. GD. Posted form No.1651 Con.Unit w.e.f. 2/5/43 (Authy, 3G/6601/P4.27/4/43).
P/O. M.T. MANAWAITI, NZ412895. GD. Posted to 5 P.D.C. w.e.f.6/5/43 w.e.f.6/5/43(Authy.A.M.Sig.0.1188 dtd. 2/5/43).
P/O. W.R. PERROTT, NZ41655. GD. Posted from No. 1651 ConUnit w.e.f. 1/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/P4 dtd. 27.4.43).
P/O. J.M. BAILEY, NZ412183. GD. Posted to No.1665 Con.Unit w.e.f. 9/5/43 (Authy. 3Grp.Sig.P910 dtd. 7/5/43).
P/O. P.J. BUCK, NZ413377. GD. Posted to No.1665 Con.Unit w.e.f. 22/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/P4 dtd. 10/5/43).
P/O. W.P. HAMERTON, NZ412918. GD. Posted to No. 1657 Con.Unit w.e.f. 13/5/43 (Authy. 3 Grp.Sig.P.929 dtd. 10/5/43).
P/O. K. DEBENHAM, NZ412211. GD. Posted (Missing) to War Casualties Non-effective accounts depot w.e.f. 17/4/43(Authy.AMO1294/42 & OC.Unit).
F/O. C.F. OMEROD, NZ413340. GD. Posted to No. 1651 Con.Unit w.e.f. 23/5/43(Authy. 3G/6601/P4 dtd. 14/5/43).
F/O. C. EDDY, NZ39003. GD. Posted from Non-effective strength BHQ., Mildenhall w.e.f. 24/5/43(Authy. 3G/6601/33/P4 dtd. 22/5/43).
P/O. R.H. BENTLEY, NZ414580. GD. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. Non-effective Accounts Depot w.e.f. 6/5/43 (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & OC.Unit).
F/O. C.H. RIDDLE, NZ41190. GD.  )Posted from No.1657 Con.Unit w.e.f. 22/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/P4 dtd.19/5/43).
P/O H. TONG, NZ416648. GD. )
F/O. R.B. VERNAZONI, NZ416185. GD )
A/W/C. M. WYATT, 37994. GD. Posted from No. 15 Sqdn. w.e.f. 3/5/43 (Authy .BC/41082/1/p. dtd. 29/4/43).
A/W/C. G.A. LANE, 39595. GD. Posted to RAF.Harwell w.e.f. 10/5/43 (Authy. BC/41082/2/P. dtd. 29/4/43).
P/O. F.A.STEVENS, 142220. GD. Posted to No.22 O.T.U. w.e.f. 6/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/9A/P4 dtd. 25/4/43).
P/O. C.J. BICKHAM, 49977. GD. ) Posted (Missing) to War Cas.Non-effective Accounts Depot w.e.f.29/4/43(Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & OC.Unit).
P/O. D.V. HAMER, 141713. GD. )
F/O. H.S. DABORN, 116534. GD. Posted from No.15 Sqdn. w.e.f. 10/5/43(Authy.3G/6601/P4 dtd. 7/5/43).
P/O. L.C. ROBINSON, 143800. GD. Posted from No.1651. Con.Unit w.e.f. 12/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/P4 dtd. 4/5/43).
A/S/L. G.E. FOWLER, 86427. GD. Posted to No.1665 Con.Unit w.e.f. 18/5/43 (Authy. 3Grp.Sig.P.901 dtd. 5/5/43).
A/S/L. G.M. ALLCOCK, 36215. GD. Posted to No.12 O.T.U. w.e.f. 11/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/B/P4 dtd. 12/5/43).
A/S/L. E.M. APPLETON, 42475. GD. Posted to the Non-effective strength of Base Headquarters, Mildenhall w.e.f. 17/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/3/P4 dtd. 17/5/43).
P/O. J.C. DONNELLY, 103711. GD. Posted to the Non-effective strength of Base H.Q. Mildenhall w.e.f. 20/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/3/P4 dtd. 20/5/43).
P/O. C. LOGAN, AUS405918. GD. Posted to the Non-effective strength of Base HQ.  Mildenhall w.e.f. 7/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/3/P4 dtd. 20/5/43).

“B” ATTACHMENTS.
F/L. R. BROADBENT NZ391339. GD. Ceased to be detached to no.1657 Con.Unit w.e.f. 18/4/43(Authy.OC.Unit).
F/L. F.A. ANDREWS, NZ391336. GD. Ceased to be detached to no.1657 Con.Unit w.e.f. 4/5/43(Authy.OC.Unit).
P/O. H.R. HAMERTON, NZ412357. GD. Ceased to be detached to no.1483 B&G.Flt. w.e.f. 5/5/43(Authy.OC.Unit).
F/O. J. JOLL, NZ40234. GD. Detached to No.1657 Con.Unit w.e.f. 24/4/43 (Authy. 3G/6602/2/P4 dtd. 27/4/43).
Ceased to be detached w.e.f. 19/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6602/2/P4 dtd. 27/4/43).
P/O. T.C. GRAHAM, 125422. GD. Detached to No.1657 Con.Unit w.e.f. 24/4/43 (Authy. 3G/6602/2/P4 dtd. 2/4/43).
P/O. H.V. DUFFETT, 141020. GD. Ceased to be detached to 1657 Con.Unit w.e.f. 4/5/43 (Authy. O.C.Unit).
P/O. T.C. GRAHAM, 125422. GD. Ceased to be detached to 1657 Con.Unit w.e.f. 19/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6602/2/P4 dtd.19/5/43).

“G” APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS.
P/O. R.R. RAYNER, NZ41399. GD. Promoted to the W/S. rank of Flying Officer w.e.f.4/10/42(Authy. 3G/8937/1/p2 dtd. 3/5/43).
P/O. L.S. DIXON, NZ416469. GD. Promoted to the rank of Flying Officer w.e.f. 11/3/43 (Authy. 3G/8937/1/P2 dtd. 5/5/43).
P/O. J. JOHNSTONE, NZ416198. GD. )
P/O. W.R. PERROTT, NZ416155. GD. )
P/O. K.F. DEBENHAM, NZ412211. GD. Appointed to a Commission as P/O. on probation w.e.f. 29/3/43(Authy.AM.ltr.A513623/43/S7 (e)3 dtd. 14/5/43).
P/O. J.C. FABIAN, NZ413720. GD. Appointed to a Commission as P/O. on probation w.e.f. 15/3/43(Authy.AM.ltr.A330160/43/S7 (e)3 dtd. 14/5/43).
P/O. R.H. BENTLEY, NZ414580. GD. Appointed to a Commission as P/O. on probation w.e.f. 9/4/43(Authy.AM.ltr.A535350/43/S7 (e)3 dtd. 24/5/43).
P/O. S.J. CLUBB, NZ414593. GD. Promoted to the rank of Flying Officer w.e.f. 9/4/43(Authy.3G/8937/1/P2 dtd. 23/5/43).
P/O. W. TURNER, NZ416579. GD. Promoted to the rank of Flying Officer w.e.f. 11/3/43(Authy.92G/C.1205/1/P2 dtd. 5/5/43).
P/O. J.C. WALL, 143421. GD. Appointed to a Commission w.e.f. 23/2/43 (Authy.AM. ltr.A526792/43/S7(e)3 dtd.23/4/43).
P/O. J.C. DONNELLY, 112425. GD. Promoted to the W/S. rank of Flying Officer w.e.f. 1/10/42 (Authy.Ext.London Gazette no. 35784 dtd. 5/4/42 & 3 Grp. Rtne.Order 115.
P/O. A.F. MINNIS, 126499. GD. Promoted to the W/S. rank of Flying Officer w.e.f. 27/12/42 (Authy.Ext.London Gazette no. 35891 dtd. 5/2/42 & 3 Grp. Rtne.Order 115.
P/O. E.R. BELFORD, J17419. GD. Appointed to a Commission as  P/O. on probation on 29/4/43 (Authy.AM.ltr.A468805/42/S7(e)3 dtd. 17/5/43).
P/O. C.C. LOGAN, AUS405918. GD. Appointed to a Commission as  P/O. on probation on 20/3/43 (Authy.AM.ltr.A526212/42/S7(e)3 dtd. 6/5/43).

“J” CASUALTIES.
P/O. J. JOHNSTONE, NZ416198. GD. ) Killed on 13/3/43 and struck off the strength of the R.N.Z.A.F. w.e.f. same date.
P/O. S.J. CLUBB, NZ414593. GD. )

DECORATIONS.
P/O. P.J. BUCK, NZ413377. GD. AWARDED THE DISTINGUISED FLYING CROSS on 5/5/43 (Authy.HQBC. Sig.P.983 dtd. 5/5/43.
A/F/L. W.J.SCOLLAY, NZ41497. GD. AWARDED THE DISTINGUISED FLYING CROSS on 14/5/43 (Authy. Ext. London Gazette No.36015 dtd. 14/5/43 & 3Grp.Rtne.Order No.117 dtd. 15/5/43).
P/O. M.T. MANAWAITI, NZ412995. GD. AWARDED THE DISTINGUISED FLYING MEDAL on 13/5/43 (Authy. Ext. London Gazette No.36015 dtd. 14/5/43 & 3Grp.Rtne.Order No.117 dtd. 15/5/43).
P/O. J.H.SYMONS, J16507. GD. AWARDED THE DISTINGUISED FLYING CROSS on 6/5/43 (Authy.HQBC. Sig.P.989 dtd. 6/5/43.

CASUALTIES EFFECTING AIRCREW N.C.O’s.
PROMOTIONS,RECLASSIFiCTIONS ETC.
NZ404946. SGT. A/B. RICHARDS, J.L. Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 1/4/43 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2/M/ NZ404946 dtd. 21/4/43).
NZ404430. SGT. A/B. UPTON, F.W.  Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 1/4/43 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2/M/ NZ404430 dtd. 21/4/43).
NZ404046. SGT. A/G/ SALT, I. Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 1/4/43 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2/M/ NZ404046 dtd. 27/4/43).
NZ404624. SGT.WO/AG. COCKS, S.G.  )Reclassified WO/AG grade 1 w.e.f. 1/5/43 (Authy. Form 167 & O.C.Unit).
NZ404653. SGT.WO/AG. MOSS, D.H. )
NZ411206. SGT. A/B. BUCKLEY, R.C. Promoted T/F/Sgt. w.e.f. 1/4/43 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2M/ NZ411206 dtd. 11/5/43).
NZ404079. SGT.A/G. MACLEOD, N.A. Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 1/4/43 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2/M/ NZ404079 dtd. 17/4/43).
NZ412217. SGT. A/B. FINDLAY, D.W. Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 1/3/43 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2/M/ NZ412217 dtd. 18/5/43).
NZ414332. SGT. A/B. PARKER, M.E. Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 15/5/43 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2/M/ NZ414332 dtd. 20/5/43).
NZ411361. SGT. A/B. BERRIMAN, W.J. Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 1/5/43 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2/M/ NZ411361dtd. 1/5/43).
NZ413337. SGT. A/G. MIDDLETON, C. Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 1/5/43 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2/M/ NZ413337dtd. 18/5/43).
NZ413274. SGT. A/G. MOSS, H.E. Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 15/5/43 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2/M/ NZ413274 dtd. 20/5/43).
NZ414538. SGT. WO/AG. BODLEY, A.J. Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 1/5/43 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2/M/ NZ414538 dtd. 18/5/43).
NZ40364. SGT. PILOT. BLUCK, N.B. Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 1/5/43 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2/M/ NZ40364 dtd. 20/5/43).
NZ414263. SGT. PILOT DALZELL, H.J. Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 1/5/43 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2/M/ NZ414263 dtd. 18/5/43).
NZ416219. SGT. PILOT WILLIAMS, H.C. Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 15/5/43 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2/M/ NZ416219 dtd. 20/5/43).
NZ416565. SGT. PILOT WHITEHEAD, W. Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 15/5/43 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2/M/ NZ416565 dtd. 20/5/43).
NZ412315. SGT. WO/AG. COBB, C.T Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 1/4/43 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2/M/ NZ412315 dtd. 17/5/43).
NZ405780. SGT. WO/AG. JENKINS, E.R. Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 1/4/43 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2/M/ NZ405780 dtd. 17/5/43).
NZ412700. SGT. PILOT. KIDD, R.M. Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 1/5/43 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2/M/ NZ412700 dtd. 23/5/43).
NZ411864. SGT. NAV.B. DAVIDSON, A. Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 1/5/43 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2/M/ NZ411864 dtd. 1/5/43).
NZ411451. SGT. NAV.B. ROSS, D.R. Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 1/5/43 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2/M/ NZ411451 dtd. 18/5/43).
NZ41896. SGT. NAV.B. GOULD, R.F. Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 1/5/43 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2/M/ NZ41896 dtd. 18/5/43).
1313099. SGT. WO/AG. STONE, L.M. Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 1/3/43 (Authy.Recs.Sig.A2/M/ NZ41896 dtd. 7/5/43).
1161218. SGT. WO/AG. HIGGS, J.E. Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 1/3/43 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2/M/ NZ41896 dtd. 28/4/43).
1030026. SGT. WO/AG. HEGARTY, T.J. Reclassified WO/AG grade 1 w.e.f. 1/5/43 (Authy. Form 167 & O.C.Unit).
1256127 SGT. WO/AG. MOSS, R.G. )
1281626. SGT. WO/AG. BENNETTON, R. )
1291580. SGT. WO/AG. TREVAYNE, P.P. Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 1/2/43 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2/M/ 1291580 dtd. 28/4/43).
1250494. SGT. A/G. OWENS, W.H. Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 1/5/43 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2/M/ 1250494 dtd. 20/5/43).
1379771. SGT. NAV.B. SADLER, A.P. Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 1/5/43 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2/M/ 1379771 dtd. 20/5/43).
1041442. SGT. NAV.B. THORNTON, J.M. Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 1/5/43 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2/M/ 1041442 dtd. 20/5/43).
1059933. SGT. WO/AG. MACIVER, D.J. Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 1/3/43 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2/M/ 1059933dtd. 22/5/43).
1319088. SGT. NAV.B. TREGONNING, B. Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 18/5/43 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2/M/ 1319088 dtd. 20/5/43).
1318948. SGT. NAV.B. BANDY, F.A. Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 18/5/43 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2/M/ 1318948 dtd. 20/5/43).
AUS405918. SGT. PILOT. LOGAN, C. Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 28/11/42 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2/M/ AUS/405918 dtd. 20/4/43).
AUS412458. SGT. PILOT. LEWIS, A.E. Promoted T/F/Sgt. W.e.f. 2/10/42 (Authy.Recs.ltr.A2/M/ AUS/412458dtd. 20/4/43).

CASUALTIES.
634968. SGT. F/ENG. ANDREWS, J.S Killed on 13/5/43 and struck off strength of the R.A.F. w.e.f. same date.
1127227. SGT. A/G. WYKES, J. )
1106308. SGT. A/G. MOORE, B.A. )
1294453. SGT. PILOT. WRIGHT, L.C. Killed on 17/5/43 and struck off the strength of the R.A.F. w.e.f. same date.
1815847. A/G. FRANCIS, A.J. )

MOVEMENTS.
NZ405780. SGT WO/AG. JENKINS, Posted (Missing) to War. Cas. Non-effective Accounts Depot w.e.f. 29/4/43 (Authy.AMO. A.1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
NZ415411. SGT. PILOT. HALLIBURTON, K. )
NZ42297. SGT. NAV.B. HUNTER, P.T. )
NZ3922104. SGT. NAV.B. CORIN, H.C. )
NZ413418. SGT. A/G. HOWES, V.C. )
NZ42341. SGT. NAV.B. ROSS, D.R. )
NZ411206. SGT. A/B. BUCKLEY, R.C. )
NZ411737. SGT.WO/AG. BRIAN, W.L. )
NZ415375. SGT. A/G. SHOGREEN, J.M. )
NZ416476. SGT. NAV.B. GALL, J. Posted from No.1657 Con.Unit w.e.f. 23/4/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/P4 dtd. 20/4/43).
NZ416188. SGT. A/B. WHITELAW, C.J. Posted from No.1657 Con.Unit w.e.f. 2/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/P4 dtd. 27/4/43).
NZ42317. SGT. NAV.B. THOMPSON, G.D. )
NZ416483. SGT. PILOT. HARVEY, R.F. Posted from No.1651 Con.Unit w.e.f. 3/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/P4 dtd. 27/4/43).
NZ414302. SGT. NAV.B. KEMP, R.J. )
NZ41435. SGT. A/G. COOKSLEY, B.L. Posted to No.16 O.T.U. w.e.f 2/4/43 (Authy. 3 Grp. Sig.P.86/ dtd. 26/4/43).
NZ40364. SGT. PILOT. BLUCK, N.B. Posted from No. 1651 Con.Unit w.e.f. 4/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/P4 dtd. 27/4/43).
NZ413905. SGT. A/B. STRONG, G.W. )
NZ416460. SGT. NAV.B. COOKSLEY, J.B. )
NZ415640. SGT. PILOT TIETJENS, S. Posted from No.1651 Con.Unit w.e.f. 3/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/P4 dtd. 27/4/43).
NZ417063. Sgt. a/b. joblin, f.j. )
NZ421342. SGT. NAV.B. TURNBULL, G. )
NZ413709. SGT. A/B. LAMB, E.H. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. Non-effective Accounts Dept w.e.f. 6/5/43 (Authy AMO.A1294/42 & O.c.Unit).
NZ414419. SGT. A/G. BOSWELL, J.M. )
NZ413216. SGT. NAV.B. HILL, R. )
NZ417200. SGT. A/B. ELMSLIE, )
NZ415738. SGT. A/B. BISSETT, S.R. Posted from No.1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 14/5/43 (Auuhy. 3G/6601/P4 dtd. 4/5/43).
NZ416112. SGT. NAV.B. HAYES, F.A. )
NZ411593. SGT. NAV.B. ROBERTS, J.L. Posted from No.1657 Con.Unit w.e.f. 15/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/P4 dtd. 4/5/43).
NZ414242. SGT. PILOT. CAREY, J.H. )
NZ417282. SGT. A/B. KNIGHT, P.G. )
NZ39987. F/SGT. WO/AG. BRADY, M. )
NZ404079. SGT. A/G. MACLEOD, N.A.
NZ40109. Sgt. Pilot. THORNLEY, S. Posted from No.1651 Con.Unit w.e.f. 15/5/43 (Authy. 3 Grp.Sig.P.952 dtd. 14/5/43).
NZ416586. SGT. NAV.B. McWILLIAM, A. )
NZ41194. SGT. A/B. MACPHAIL, A.C. )
NZ417138. SGT. PILOT. WILKINSON, E. Posted from No.1651 Con.Unit w.e.f. 15/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/P4 dtd. 10/5/43).
NZ415376. SGT. NAV.B. SIMES, G.N. )
NZ416184. SGT. A/B. TREACHER, N. )
NZ416113. SGT. PILOT. HELM, G.V. Posted from No. 1657 Con. Unit w.e.f. 15/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/P4 dtd. 4/5/43).
NZ421336. SGT. NAV.B. STEWART, D. )
NZ412874. SGT. A/B. FISK, J.G. )
NZ416518. SGT. PILOT. MEE, J.M. Posted from No.1657 Con.Unit w.e.f. 15/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/P4 dtd. 10/5/43).
NZ415814. SGT. NAV.B. BAIN, D.P. )
NZ416465. SGT. PILOT. DARTON, T.W. Posted from No. 1651 Con.Unit w.e.f. 18/5/43 (Authy. 3Grp. Sig. P.966 dtd. 16/5/43).
NZ422668.SGT. A/B. RIORDAN, J. )
NZ421318. SGT. NAV.B. COATES, D.D. )
NZ414310. SGT. A/B. LUXTON, D.N. Posted from No. 1657 Con.Unit w.e.f. 18/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/p4 dtd. 10/5/43).
NZ41896.SGT. NAV.B. GOULD, R.F. Posted from Base Headquarters, Mildenhall (N/E) w.e.f. 17/5/43 (AUTHY. 3G/6601/P4 dtd. 21/5/43.
NZ412217. SGT. A/B. FINDLAY, D.W. CEASED TO detached to No.1657 Con.Unit w.e.f   4/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6602/2/P4 dtd. 28/3/43).
NZ413878. F/S. WO/AG. GRAY, E.H. Detached to 1657 Con.Unit w.e.f. 10/5/43 (Authy. 3Grp.Sig. P.918 dtd. 10/5/43). Ceased to be detached w.e.f. 19/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6602/2/P4 dtd. 19/5/43).
NZ411779. SGT. A/G. REID, W.J. )
NZ412935. SGT. NAV.B. INNES, O.A. Posted from 1657 Con.Unit w.e.f. 22/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/P4 dtd. 19/5/43).
NZ412882. SGT. WO/AG. HOSIE, J.B. Posted to No.1665 con.Unit w.e.f. 23/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/P4 dtd. 7/5/43).
NZ415640. SGT. PILOT. TIETJENS, S. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. Non-effective Accounts depot w.e.f. 24/5/43. (Authy. AMO. Ai294/42 & O.C. Unit).
NZ417063.SGT. A/B. JOBLIN, F.J. )
NZ421342. SGT. NAV.B. TURNBULL, G. )
NZ40624. F/S. WO/AG. COCKS, S.G. Posted to )N/E) strength of Base Headquarters Mildenhall w.e.f. 13/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/3/P4. dtd 22/5/43).
NZ416465. SGT. PILOT. DARTON, T.W. Posted Missing to War Cas (N/E) Accounts Depot w.e.f. 26/5/43 (Authy. AMO. A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
NZ421318. SGT. NAV.B. COATES, D.D. )
NZ422668. SGT. A/B. RIORDAN, J. )
611325. SGT. F/ENG. HILDITCH, W. Posted from No.1651 Con.Unit w.e.f. 1/5/43 (authy. 3G/6601/P4 dtd. 27/4/43).
1302829. SGT. A/G. SQUIRE, H. )
1314162. SGT. WO/AG. MOULD, C.C. )
1809432. SGT. A/G. COLYER, G.W. )
1002941. SGT. A/G. MASSIE, J. Posted from No.1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 2/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/P4 dtd. 27/4/43).
1097049. SGT. WO/AG. FARRAG, J. )
1512607. SGT. F/ENG. SHAW, H. )
1324523. SGT. A/G. LOVELL, B.D. )
1077692. SGT. WO/AG. BELL, R. Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 3/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/P4 dtd. 27/4/43).
1235008. SGT. A/G. VALE, L.R. )
1391814. SGT. F/ENG. WAYMAN, S.J. )
1809725. SGT. A/G. STOREY, G.A. )
1331148. SGT. WO/AG. BOOMSMA, A.T. Posted from 215 Squadron w.e.f. 4/5/43 (Authy. 3 Grp.
Sig. P.878 dtd. 29/4/43).
938834. SGT. F/ENG. GILLARD, J. Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 4/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/P4 dtd. 27/4/43).
1072259. SGT. WO/AG. KENDLAM, M. )
1397680. SGT. A/G. CANT, L.R. )
1434609. SGT. A/G. ARMITAGE, D. )
1127681. SGT. F/ENG. HARKNESS, W. Posted (Missing) to War Casualties (N/E) Accounts Depot, w.e.f. 6/5/43. (Authy. AMO.A1294/42 & O.C.Unit).
1281626. SGT. WO/AG. BENNETTON, F. )
1382746. SGT. A/G. ROGERS, G.H. )
1059932. SGT. WO/AG. WHATMOUGH, T. Posted from No.214 Squadron w.e.f. 6/5/43. (Authy. 3 Grp.Sig.P878 dtd. 29/4/43).
1058958. SGT. F/ENG. FENN, C. Ceased to be detached to No.1657 Con.Unit w.e.f. 18/4/43. (Authy.3 Grp.Sig.P652 dtd. 35/3/43 ).
1161218. SGT.WO/AG. HIGGS, J.E. Ceased to be detached to No.1657 Con. Unit w.e.f. 4/5/43. (Authy.O.C.Unit).
994223. SGT. F/ENG. RILEY, W. )
1059434. SGT. A/G. SHAW, E.A. )
1815847. SGT. A/G. FRANCIS, A.J. )
1315375. SGT. PILOT. BURLEY, A.W. Posted from No.1651 Con.Unit w.e.f. 10/5/43. (Authy. 3G/6601/P4 dtd. 4/5/43).
577918. SGT. F/ENG. RISBRIDGER, R )
1035365. SGT. WO/AG. WILSON, R. )
1154968. SGT. A/G. PETERS, A.F. )
1601799. SGT. A/G. HUBBOCK, J. )
616330. SGT. F/ENG. AMES, A.J. Posted from No.15 Sqdn.,w.e.f. 10/5/43. (Authy. 3G/6601/P4 dtd. 7/5/43).
1314466.SGT. A/B. HEAL, J. )
1412409. SGT. A/G. KEMP, T.R. )
638839.F/S. WO/AG. ROSSITER, H.W. Posted to No.26 O.T.U. w.e.f. 6/5/43. (Authy.3G/6601/7A/P4 dtd. 25/4/43).
1312222.SGT. A/B. KANE, W.B. Dtached to no.1657 Con. Unit w.e.f. 10/5/43. (Authy. 3 Grp.Sig.P918 dtd. 10/5/43).
656588. SGT. PILOT. WOOD, B.B. Posted from No. 1651 Con.Unit w.e.f. 14/5/43. (Authy. 3G/6601/P4 dtd. 4/5/43).
1331432. SGT. WO/AG. READER, E. )
1266998. SGT. F/ENG. WEBB, S.L. )
1609558. SGT. A/G. HOBBS, F. )
1235070. SGT. A/G. HEMMINGS, C. )
1365426. SGT. F/ENG. McCOO, O. Posted from No.1657 Con.Unit w.e.f. 15/5/43. (Authy. 3g/6601/P4 dtd. 4/5/43).
1358765. SGT. A/G. HARRIES, F.T. )
1573067. sgt. A/G. MOORE, J. )
1271480. SGT. WO/AG. BISHOP, A. )
1558635. SGT. F/ENG. ALLAN, S. Posted from No.1657 Con. Unit w.e.f. 15/5/43. (Authy.3G/6601/P4 dtd. 10/5/43).
1384978. SGT. WO/AG. HAYDON, R. )
1493880. SGT. A/G. SOFRIN, J. )
1473046. SGT. A/G. WEBB, R. )
577212. SGT. F/ENG. LEWIS, K.D. )
1312274. SGT. WO/AG. WATERMAN, J. )
1166582. SGT. A/G. STAFFORD, J. )
1810690. SGT. A/G. ROBSON, E. )
1383593. SGT. WO/AG. RUOCCO, D. Posted from No.1651 Con.Unit w.e.f. 15/5/43. (Authy.3Grp.Sig.P952 dtd. 14/5/43).
1811761. SGT. A/G. DARTNALL, J. )
1234152. SGT. A/G. HOOPER, F. )
904570. SGT. F/ENG. LARKIN, C. )
1312222. SGT. A/B. KANE, W. Ceased to be detached to No.1657 Con.Unit w.e.f. 19/5/43. (Authy.3G/6602/2/P4 dtd. 19/5/43).
1276184. SGT. F/ENG. BEAVER, T. Posted from No.1657 Con.Unit w.e.f. 15/5/43 (Authy. /G/6601/P4 dtd. 4/5/43).
1815847. SGT. A/G. FRANCIS, A.J. )
1572718. SGT. A/G. REDPATH, S. Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 18/5/43 (Authy 3 Grp. Sig. P966 dtd. 16/5/43).
1170593. SGT. A/G. WILLSHER, F. )
1234862. SGT. WO/AG. WHITEMAN, J. )
1369879. SGT. F/ENG. McQUATER, A. )
1699810. SGT. A/G. CHANDLER, J. Posted from No.1657 Con. Unit w.e.f. 22/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/P4 dtd. 19.5.43).
1522196. SGT. A/G. CARDOO, A.R. )
1051374. SGT. F/ENG. BRAMWELL, W. )
1021021. SGT. A/G. WATSON, J. Posted to No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 22/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/P4 dtd. 5/5/43).
1068491. SGT. F/ENG. JONES, J.W. )
1284470. SGT. WO/AG. OTTAWAY, F. Posted to No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 23/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/P4/dtd. 24/5/43 ).
941925. SGT. F/ENG. LILLYSTONE, T. )
926902. SGT. A/G. THOMPSON, W.F. Detached to No. 54 C.G.S. w.e.f. 5/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/P4 dtd. 26.4.43).
1077692. SGT. WO/AG. BELL, R. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accounts Depot w.e.f. 24/5/43 (Authy. AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
1235008. SGT. A/G. VALE, L.R. )
1809725. SGT. A/G. STOREY, D.G. )
1391814. SGT. F/ENG. WAYMAN, S.J. )
1290831. SGT. WO/AG. WEAVERS, R.V.  Posted to (N/E) strength Base HQ. Mildenhall w.e.f. 3/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/3/P4 dtd. 22/5/43.
1074630. SGT. WO/AG. DAVIES, D.J. Posted to (N/E) strength Base HQ. Mildenhall w.e.f. 8/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/3/P4 dtd. 22/5/43.
1140022. SGT. F/ENG. BLADES, J. Posted to (N/E) strength Base HQ. Mildenhall w.e.f. 15/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/3/P4 dtd. 22/5/43.
1258390. SGT. A/B. FOX, C.G. Posted to (N/E) strength Base HQ. Mildenhall w.e.f. 6/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/3/P4 dtd. 22/5/43.
1234862. SGT. WO/AG. WHITEMAN, J. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accounts Depot w.e.f. 26/5/43 (Authy.AMO.A.1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
1369879. SGT. F/ENG. McQUATER, A. )
1572718. SGT. A/G. REDPATH, S. )
1170594. SGT. A/G. WILLSHERE, F. P. )
1043604. SGT. A/G. LAWSON, R. Posted to No.7 Squadron w.e.f. 27/5/43 (Authy. 3Grp. Sig. p.510 dtd. 23/5/43).
1404580. SGT. F/ENG. WILLIAMS, J.K. )
798662. SGT. WO/AG. BOURGEOIS, H. Posted from No. 214 Sqdn. w.e.f. 25/5/43 (Authy. 3Grp.P/N.3G/7/43 dtd. 24/5/43).
1318948. F/SGT. A/B. BANDY, F.A. Posted (Missing) to War. Cas. (N/E) Accounts Depot w.e.f. 30/5/43 (Authy. AMO.A1294/42 & O.C.Unit).
1052293. SGT. F/ENG. HARRISON, J.B )
1522196. SGT. SGT. A/G. CARDOO, A. )
1051374. SGT. F/ENG. BRAMWELL, W. )
1250494. F/S. A/G. OWENS, F.A. )
18117661. SGT. A/G. DARTNELL, J.B. )
1383593. SGT. WO/AG. RUOCCO, D. )
1699810. SGT. A/G. CHANDLER, J. )
1234152. SGT. A/G. HOOPER, F.G. )
1276184. SGT. F/ENG. BEAVER, T.E. )
904570. SGT. F/ENG. LARKIN, C.W. )
R93418. F/SGT. NAV.B. RAMSAY, J. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accounts Depot w.e.f. 29/4/43 (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.c.UNIT).
R88751. SGT. A/B. BELFORD,  Ceased to be detatched to No.1657 Con.Unit w.e.f. 18/4/43 (Authy. O.C.Unit).
R115149. SGT. WO/AG. CLARY, G.A. Posted from No. 15 Sqdn. w.e.f. 10/5/43 (AUTHY. 3G/6601/P4 DTD. 5/5/43).
R139159. SGT. A/G. HENRY,E.F. )
R88681. SGT. A/G. GILLISSIE, W. Posted to No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 23/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6601/P4 dtd. 5/5/43).
R62201. SGT. F/ENG. FALLOON, G. Detached to No. 1657 Con. Unit w.e.f. 10/5/43 (Authy. 3Grp.Sig.P918 dtd. 10/5/43 ). Ceased to be detached w.e.f. 23/5/43 (Authy. 3G/6602/2/P4 dtd. 19/5/43).
R86749. F/S. A/G. SORENSON, L.  )
AUS401341. SGT. A/B. WILLIAMS, J. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accounts Depot w.e.f. 6/5/43 (Authy. AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
AUS412458. SGT. PILOT LEWIS, A.E. )
AUS416471. SGT. PILOT WESTWOOD, R.F. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accounts Depot w.e.f. 6/5/43 (Authy. AMO.A1294 & OC Unit).

DECORATIONS
NZ414263 SGT. PILOT.DALZELL, H.J. AWARDED the DISTINGUISHED FLYING MEDAL on 4/5/43 (Authy.HQ.BC.Sig.M647 dtd. 4/5/43).

ARRIVALS AND DESPATCHES OF AIRCRAFT.
2/5/43
Stirling III BF461 Received from No.23 M.U. (Authy. 41G/1313 dated 26/4/43).
Stirling III BF561 Received from Short & Harlands, Belfast. (Authy.41G/1192 dtd. 22/4/43).
Stirling III BK721 Received from Austin Motor Co., Birmingham. (Authy.41G/1372 dtd. 28/4/43).
Stirling III BF459 Received from Short & Harlands, Belfast. (Authy.41G/1101). 22/4/43).
Stirling III BK809 Received from Austin Motor Co., Birmingham. (Authy.41G/1183
Stirling III BK810 Received from Austin Motor Co., Birmingham. (Authy.41G/1183
Stirling III BK783 Received from Austin Motor Co., Birmingham. (Authy.41G/1363
Stirling III BF458 Received from Short & Harlands, Belfast. (Authy.41G/1459)
Stirling III BK817 Received from Austin Motor Co., Birmingham. (Authy.41G/ 1500).
Stirling I BF398 Received from Short Bros., Swindon, (Authy 31G/1462).
5/5/43.
Stirling III BF564 Received from Short & Harlands, Belfast. (Authy.41G/1456)
6/5/43.
Stirling III BF573 Received from Short & Harlands, Belfast. (Authy.41G/1548)
9/5/43
Stirling I EF332 Despatched to No.1657 Con.Unit. (Authy.Form “W”545 dtd. 7/5/43).
14/5/43.
Stirling III EH880 Received from Austin Motor Co., Birmingham. (Authy.41G/1/79).
Stirling III EH881 Received from Austin Motor Co., Birmingham. (Authy.41G/1/91).
Stirling III BF575 Received from Short & Harlands, Belfast. (Authy.41G/1/31)
Stirling III BF573 Despatched to No.149 Squadron, (Authy.Form “W”550).
15/5/43.
Stirling I N3683 Despatched to No.1657 Con. Unit. (Authy.Form “W”545 dtd. 7/5/43).
21/5/43.
Stirling 111 EF408 Received from Short Bros., Rochester. (Authy.41G/1829).
22/5/43
Stirling III BK768 Received from Austin Motor Co., Birmingham. (Authy.41G/ 2008).
23/5/43.
Stirling I EF400 Received from Short Bros., South Marston. (Authy.41G/2020).
28/5/43.
Stirling III BF577 Received from Short & Harland, Belfast. (Authy.41G/2086).

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