January to April 1940 – No. 75 (Bomber) Squadron

Harwell

3.1.40
Squadron Leader R.S. RYAN attached to No.75 Squadron from No. 3 Group pool.

4.1.40
F/Lt. P.F.R. VAILLANT, Flying Officer CHIVERS, Flying officer OLSSON, and Pilot Officer BJELKE-PETERSON attached to No. 75 Squadron from 215 Squadron.

6.1.40
Pilot Officer C.M. HORFALL took over duties of Adjutant, No. 75 Squadron.

8.1.40
Flight Lieutenant R.N.J. WHITE took over duties of Adjutant, Station Headquarters.
Flying Officer CHIVERS returned to 215 Squadron.
Flying Officer R.D. SPEARE attached to No. 148 Squadron.

13.1.40
Flying Officers P.F.R. VAILLANT and OLSSON returned to 215 Squadron.

15.1.40
Flying Officer L.H. EDDISON returned to 148 Squadron after temporary duty.

16.1.40
Pilot Officer J. DEAVES attached from No. 215 Squadron.
Flying Officer B.O.C. STEVENS killed in flying accident.

19.1.40
Wing Commander R.A.A. COLE and Squadron Leader E.P.W. HUTTON posted to No. 75 Squadron from No. 9 Squadron.

23.1.40
Wing Commander R.A.A. COLE assumed command on No. 75 Squadron.

31.1.40
Squadron Leader G.E. PEACOCK posted to No. 9 Squadron, Honington.

3.2.40
S/Ldr. P. De G.H. SEYMOUR posted to R.A.F. Feltwell W.E.F. 9/2/40.

5.2.40
S/Ldr. R.S. RYAN posted to No. 75 Squadron from No. 3 Group H.Q.

11.1.40
S/Ldr. E.W.P. HUTTON posted to No. 75 Squadron from Honington.

14 to 17.1.40
Eleven crews exercised in “Dry Swims.” Fleeting targets over CUXHAVEN.

20 to 22.2.40
Eleven crews exercised in “Dry Swims.” RUHR valley targets.

1.3.40
Pilot Officer B. DEAVES ceased to be attached to 75 Squadron and returned to own unit Bassingbourne.

9.3.40
No. 6 course left Harwell for Stradishall. (First Course to benefit from dry sweeps).Pilot Officer E.G.B. REID posted to “A” Flight, No. 75 Squadron as seasoned instructor.

12.3.40
Flight Lieutenant G.F. RODNEY A.F.C. attached to “A” Flight, No. 75 Squadron for temporary duty. Flight Lieutenant N.M. BOFFEE attached to “B” Flight, 148 Squadron for temporary duty.

14.3.40
Dry Sweep for Course 7, attack on Belgium Frontier.

21.3.40
No. 7 Course left for Stradishall.

25.3.40
F/Lt N.M. BOFFEE attached to 214 Squadron, Stradishall pending posting.

31.3.40
Demonstration bombing by Flying Officer K.R. BALL and Sergeant PURDY.T.

4.4.40
75 Squadron ceased to exist at Harwell.
New Zealand Squadron assume name of 75 Squadron.
Officers today on strength:- W/Cmdr. R.A.A. COLE, S/Ldr. R.S. RYAN,
A/S/Ldr. E.P.W . HUTTON, F/Lt. L.P. GRANT, A/F/Lt. N.M. BOFFEE,
A/F/Lt. W.T.C. SEALE, A/F/Lt. C.M. HORSFALL, (R.A.F.V.R.),
F/O. R.D. SPEARE, F/O. R. SAWREY-COOKSON, F/O. P.H. JACKSON,
F/O. J.L. REES, F/O. R.D. DAVIS, F/O. P.J.R. KITCHIN, F/O. K.R. BALL,
F/O. E.G.B. REID.

6.4.40
No. 8 Course left Harwell – Reported on later as being best of all yet.

No. 75 (Bomber) Squadron R.A.F. ceased to exist, and The New Zealand Squadron takes over the Number Plate W.E.F. 4.4.40.

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