November 1942

Rowley Mile
1.11.42
Movement of Squadron to R.A.F. Satellite, Rowley Mile, Newmarket.
This movement was carried out under the Command of Squadron Leader R.S. Crawford by road in Squadron and R.A.F. Station, Mildenhall, Motor Transport.

Period to 9.11.42
TRAINING AND OPERATIONS.
No Training or Operations were carried out during this period, as both “A” and “B” Flights were at Conversion Unit, Oakington, carrying out conversion to Stirling aircraft.

10.11.42
Movement of :B: Flight from Conversion Unit, Oakington to R.A.F. Satellite, Rowley Mile, Newmarket.
Personnel moved in two main parties, an Air and a Road Party. Te Road party travelled with equipment in lorries and coaches provided by R.A.F. Station Mildenhall. The Air party consisted of 7 Officers and 42 Sergeants who proceeded with aircraft following route detailed by Operations Room, R.A.F. Station, Oakington.
The Air and Road parties moved under the control of Squadron Leader Crompton and Warrant Officer Cooper, respectively.

11.11.42
TRAINING
1.40                   Sergeant Bettles carried out Height Test in Stirling I, BF396.
1.30                   Sergeant Franklin carried out Height Test in Stirling I, BK615.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

12.11.42
TRAINING.
NIL.

OPERATIONS.
NIL.

13.11.42
TRAINING.
1.30                   Sergeant Rouseau carried out Height Test in Stirling I, R9247.
1.50                   Wing Commander Mitchell and Flight Sergeant Rothschild carried out local circuits in Stirling I, R9243.

OPERATIONS.
NIL.

14.11.42
TRAINING.
1.10                   Flight Sergeant Bailey carried out local test in Stirling I, BK609.
2.00                   Flight Sergeant Blincoe carried out Height Test in Stirling I, BK608.
1.15                   Sergeant Franklin carried out Bombing Training in Stirling I, BK615.
.25                     Flight Sergeant Rothschild carried out local training in Stirling I, BK396.
2.00                   Flight Sergeant McCullogh, Flight Sergeant Tolley carried out Bombing training in Stirling I, R9243.

OPERATIONS.
NIL.

15.11.42
TRAINING.
NIL

OPERATIONS.
NIL.

16.11.42
TRAINING.
2.20                   Flight Sergeant Bailey carried out local formation flying to Downham and return, in Stirling I, R9245.
.20                     Sergeant Franklin carried out local formation flying to Downham and return, in Stirling I, BK615.
.40                     Sergeant Rousseau carried out local formation flying to Downham and return, in Stirling I, BF397.
1.00                   Ft/Lt. Parish carried out local formation flying to Downham and return, in Stirling R9243.
2.30                   Flight Sergeant Blincoe carried out “Bullseye” exercise in Stirling I, BK608.

OPERATIONS.
NIL.

17.11.42
TRAINING.
2.00                   Sergeant Sharpe flew to Mildenhall, Chipping Warden and return in Stirling I, BJ756.
1.55                   Sergeant Burton flew to Mildenhall and return, in StirlingI, X3747.
1.00                   Sergeant Rothschild carried out formation flying to Oakington and return in StirlingI, BF396.
3.40                   Sergeant Franklin carried out “Bullseye: exercise in Stirling I, BF396.
3.25                   Sergeant Rousseau carried out “Bullseye: exercise in Stirling I, R9247.
4.45                   Sergeant Bailey carried out “Bullseye: exercise in Stirling I, BF397.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

18.11.42
TRAINING.
.30                     Flight Sergeant Bailey flew to Castle Camp to Base in Stirling I, BF398.
.40                     Dergeant Sharpe flew to Oakington in Stirling I, BJ756.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

19.11.42
TRAINING.
.30                     Flight Sergeant Bailey carried out a local Test in Stirling I, BF398.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

20.11.42
TRAINING.
Nil.

OPERATIONS. Attack against Targets at Turin.
Four aircraft were detailed to attack the above target. Bomb load of 4lb. incendiaries were dropped in the target area by two of the aircraft, the other two aircraft returned early their bomb loads dropped over South of France and in the Wash. Large fires were seen in the centre of the Town. A smoke screen was seen, suspected to have come form generators on South of Town. A few light A.A. guns were on the river bend near Marshalling Yards and some light also North of Town. All were very inaccurate. No searchlights were seen. Some enemy aircraft were seen but no attacks were made. The weather over the target area was very good, visibility being also good. Navigation was good by Astro, T.R. and D.R. the target being easy to identify by the bend in the river.

21.11.42
TRAINING.
3.12                   Sergeant Scott carried out Bullseye Exercise in Stirling I, BF398.
3.12                   Sergeant Bettles carried out “Bullseye” exercise in Stirling I, R9247.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

22.11.42           
TRAINING.
1.20                   Squadron Leader `fowler, Flight Sergeant Rothschild and Sergeant Franklin carried out All Up Weight Test in Stirling I, R9243.
.30                     Sergeant Sharpe flew to East Wretham in Stirling I, BJ756.
1.45                   Pilot Officer Trott and Flight Sergeannt Curr flew to Warboys and East Wretham in Oxford DF258.

OPERATIONS. Attacks against Targets at STUTTGART
Two aircraft were detailed to attack the above target. Bomb laod of 4;b. incendiaires were dropped by one of the aircraft in the target area, the other aircraft returned early as the rear turret became unserviceable. This raid was a good concentrated attack, fires were seen in the centre of the Town. Four searchlights were operating from the South of the Town which were ineffective. A few enemy aircraft were seen but no attacks were made. The weather was good with some slouds to the edge of Stuttgart. Navigation was good by D.R. T.R. loops and fixes.

23.11.42
TRAINING
Nil.

OPERATIONS.
Nil

24.11.42
TRAINING
Nil.

OPERATIONS.
Nil

25.11.42
TRAINING
.35                     Flight Lieutenant Parish carried out local flying in Stirling I, BK609.
.25                     Sergeant Bettles carried out Local Test in Stirling I, BK619.

OPERATIONS.
Nil

26.11.42
TRAINING
Nil.

OPERATIONS.
Nil

27.11.42
TRAINING
Nil.

OPERATIONS.
Nil

28.11.42
TRAINING
.50                     Sergeant Rousseau and Flight Sergeant Rothschild flew to Downham Market in Stirling I, R9243 to collect Stirling I, BK615.
1.00                   FLight Sergeant Rothschild Ferried Stirling I, BK615 from Downham Market via Oakington.
Stirling I, BF captained by Sergeant Broady H.J.K, whilst Training at the Conversion Unit, Oakington crashed, by flying into the ground. All of the crew were killed, except for the mid-upper gunner who was seriously injured, and has since died.

OPERATIONS. Attack against Targets at TURIN.
Four aircraft were detailed to attack the above target. Bomb load of 1,000lb. 500lb. were dropped in the target area by three of the aircraft, the Captain of the other aircraft being forced to jettison his bombs in the Alps, as one engine cut out and he was unable to maintain height with his bomb load. This raid was very successful, large fires being seen in the whole of the town, it appeared to be on fire from end to end. It is thought by the crews that both the Lancia and Fiat works were ablaze. There was some light A.A. fire at the target, but heavy and light A.A. fire was encountered at Dieppe and Amien area. Only one searchlight was seen at Turin. A few enemy aircraft were seen but no combats took place. The weather was cloudy to the Alps, it then cleared and was clear but hazy at Turin. Navigation was good by D.R. T.R. and Astro. Stirling I, BK608 captained by flight Sergeant Blincoe ran short of Petrol when nearing base, the engines were failing and the aircraft was losing height, when at 900 feet be gave his crew the option of bailing out, two of the crew, the Navigator and the Rear Gunner baled out at 600 feet and landed safely, about 3 miles North of Stradishall, the aircraft crash landed at Stradishall, none of the remainder of the crew being injured.

29.11.42.
TRAINING.
1.45                   Squadron Leader Fowler and Flight Sergeant Rothschild flew to Nortcoates and return in Oxford DF258.

OPERATIONS. Attack against Targets at TURIN.
Two aircraft were detailed to attack the above targets, with bomb load of 1,000 lb. and 500lbs Both of the aircraft failed to reach target. Stirling I, BK609 captained by FLight Sergeant McCullough had to abandon the sortie owing to faulty bomb release gear, the bombs were jettisoned 66 miles West of Turin, the aircraft then ran out of petrol over French territory, he managed to reach this country and landed at Bradwell Bay, overshooting the aerodrome, The air Bomber being slightly injured. Stirling I, BK618 captained by Sgt. Scott returned early , his bombs being dropped in the Wash. The weather was very bad on the way to the target and also over England on return, visibility being Nil. Navigation was Good by T.R. and D.R.

30.11.42
TRAINING.
1.30                   Sgt. Rousseau flew to Bradwell Bay to collect F/Sgt. McCullough and crew.
.30                     P/O Trott flew to Hendon in Oxford DF258.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.
OUTSTANDING EVENTS
CONVERSION OF SQUADRON FROM WELLINGTON TO STIRLING AIRCRAFT.
The Conversion is still progressing satisfactorily at Conversion Unit, Oakington. After converting to Stirlings 7 crews of “B” Flight arrived at Rowley Mile with their aircraft on the 8th of November 1942. The conversion had gone according to plan and with a most commendable lack of trouble of any sort. The remainder of the aircrew and the ground staff of “B” Flight arrived at Rowley Mile on the 10th of November 1942.
“A” Flight is still continuing its conversion at Oakington, they appear to be having trouble owing to bad weather and various other snags which are holding up training. A particularly unfortunate incident was when Sergeant Broady and his crew were killed when their Stirling aircraft crashed whilst training at Oakington on the 28th of November.
“A” Flight is expected to arrive at Rowley Mile at the beginning of December.

TRAINING.
A good deal of training has been carried out by “B” Flight at Rowley Mile this month, the unfavourable weather holding up Operations.

OPERATIONS.
After being detailed for operations on two occasions, which were later scrubbed, “B” Flight were detailed on the 20th. November for the Squadron’s first operation with Stirlings.. The target chosen was Turin, Pilot Officer Trott being the first 75(NZ) Squadron aircraft to take off on real business, the other aircraft taking part were captained by Flight Sergeant Bailey, Sergeant Franklin and Flight Lietenant Parish. Great credit is due to all ground crew and ground service personnel for the success of all four aircraft in getting away on the first operation, although the results were not impressive, as only two aircraft reached the target. Three further operations were carried out during the month, but bad weather has been against us this month, much to the disgust of the aircrews..

VISITS
On the 28th. November 1942, the Squadron was visited by the Air Officer Commanding No.3 Group, Air Vice Marshal, The Honourable R.A. Cochrane, C.B.E., A.F.C.

ACTIVITIES OF AIR-CREWS DETACHED TO CONVERSION UNIT R.A.F. STATION, OAKINGTON.
The following training has been carried out:-
1.11.42 1.00     P/O Bishop and Sergt. Scott in Stirling I, BK609. – Dual
“             .30       F/O Gwilliam and Sergt. Franklin in Stirling I, R2943 – Dual.
2.11.42 1.00     S/Ldr. Crompton and F/Sgt. McCullough in Stirling I, BF398 – Dual and Solo.
“             2.00     P/O Bishop and Sergt. Scott – Air Test and Dual in Stirling I, BF397.
3.11.42 .25       S/Ldr. Crompton and Sergt. Bettles in Stirling I, R9243 – Night Dual.
“            .40       F/O Gwilliam and P/O trot in Stirling I, BF397 – Night Dual.
4.11.42 1.00     S/Ldr. Crompton and F/Sgt. Dumall in Stirling I, BF398 – Dual and Solo.
“             .30      F/Sgt. Watson and F/Sgt. Bailey in Stirling I, R2945 – Air Test.
“              .30      P/O Bishop and Sergt. Scott in Stirling I, BF396 – Dual.
“           1.10      Sergt. Bettles in Stirling I, BK608 to Lakenheath and return.
“             .30      F/O Gwilliam and Sergt. Franklin in Stirling I, R9243 – Dual.
6.11.42   .30      P/O Bishop and Sergt. Scott, in Stirling I, BF396 – Check Landing.
“             .30      Sergt. Scott in Stirling I, BF396 – Solo.
“           2.20      F/Sgt. Dunmall in Stirling I, R2945 – Local Flying Practice.
“           1.30      P/O Trott in Stirling I, R9243 – Practice Bombing.
“           2.20      F/O Gwilliam and Sergt. Rouseau in Stirling I, BF398 – Dual and Solo.
“           2.30      F/Sgt. Blincoe in Stirling I, BK608 – Air to Sea Firing.
“           1.35      F/Sgt. Bailey in Stirling I, BK609 – Air Firing.
“             .40       S/Ldr. Crompton in Stirling I, R9243 – to Newmarket and Return.
“           1.45      F/O Gwilliam and Sergt. Franklin in Stirling I, BF398 – Dual and Solo.
“           1.20      Sergt. Scott in Stirling I, BF397 – Local Flying Practice.
“           1.35      S/Ldr. Crompton and Sergt. Bettles in Stirling I, BF396 – Night Dual and Solo.
6.11.42  2.05     F/O Gwilliam and P/O Trott in Stirling I, R9243 – Night Dual and Solo.
7.11.42  1.40     F/Sgt. Rothschild and Sergt. Rousseau in Stirling I, R9247 – Air Test & Local Flying Practice.
“             2.00     Sergt. Scott in Stirling I, BF396 – Local Flying Practice.
“             2.30     F/Sergt. Dunmall in Stirling I, R9245 – Local Flying Practice.
“             1.45     Sergt. Franklin in Stirling I, BF398 – Local Flying Practice.
“             1.00     F/Sgt. McCullough in Stirling I, BF398 – Night Flying Test.
“             1.50     F/Sergt. Blincoe in Stirling I, BK608 – Night Flying Test.
“             3.15     P/O Bishop and F/Sergt. Blincoe in Stirling I, BK608 – Dual and Solo.
“             2.15     F/O Gwilliam and F/Sergt. Bailey in Stirling I, BF397 – Dual and Solo.
“             2.05     F/Sergt. Watson and F/Sergt. McCullough in Stirling I, BF398 – Dual and Solo.
8.11.42  1.00     F/Sergt. Bailey in Stirling I, R9245 – Air Test.
“             .45       Sergt. Scott in Stirling I, BF397 – Circuits and Landings.
“             1.30     Sergt. Franking in Stirling I, R9247 – Circuits and Landings.
“             1.45     F/Sergt. Dunmall in Stirling I, BF398 – Circuits and Landings.
“             1.15     F/Sergt. Blincoe in Stirling I, BK608 – Air Test.
“             .30       P/O Trott in Stirling I, R9243 – to Newmarket.
“             .30       Sergt. Bettles in Stirling I, BF396 – to Newmarket.
“             1.00     F/Sergt. Bailey in Stirling I, BK618 – Air Test.
“             .40       F/Sergt. Rothschild and Sergt. Rousseau in Stirling I, R9250 – Air Test.
“             1.30 F/Sergt. McCullough in Stirling I, BF398 – Solo.
“             .30       S/Ldr. Crompton and Sergt. Rousseau in Stirling I, R9247 – Dual and Solo.
“             1.45     F/O Gwilliam and Sergt. Franklin in Stirling I, BF392 – Dual and Solo.
“             2.10     P/O Bishop and Sergt. Scott in Stirling I, R9250 – Dual and Solo.
“             2.50     S/Ldr. Crompton and Sergt. Rousseau in Stirling I, BK619 – Dual and Solo.
9.11.42  1.30     Sergt. Franklin in Stirling I, BK615 – Local Flying Practice.
“             .50       Sergt. Scott in Stirling I, R9250 – Air to Sea Flying.
“             1.45     F/Sergt. Watson and F/Lt. Brabyn in Stirling I, BK615 – Circuits.
“             .45       F/Sergt. McCulloch in Stirling I, BF398 – to Newmarket.
“             .40       F/Sergt. Blincoe in Stirling I, BK608 – to Newmarket.
“             .35       F/Sergt. Bailey in Stirling I, R9245 – to Newmarket.
“             2.00     F/O Gwilliams and Sergt. Franklin in Stirling I, BK615 – Dual and Solo.
“             2.00     Sergt. Rousseau in Stirling I, BK619 – Solo.
10.11.42 .25      Sergt. Franklin in Stirling I, BK615 – to Newmarket.
“             .30       Sergt. Rousseau in Stirling I, R9247 – to Newmarket.
“             .55       S/Ldr. Crompton in Stirling I, R9250 – to Stradishall and return.
“             .43       P/O Bishop and F/Sergt. Dunmall in Stirling I, BF620 – Local Flying Training and Air Test.
11.11.42 .30      P/O Bishop in Stirling I, R9246 – Air Test.
“             1.00     Sergt. Scott, F/Sergt. Watson, F/Sergt. Dunmall in Stirling I, BK619 – to Bourne and return.
“             .50       F/Sergt. Watson in Stirling I, BK619 – Bourne to Oakington.
“             .20       F/Sergt. Dunmall in Stirling I, BK618 – Bourne to Oakington.
13.11.42 .30      P/O Bishop and Sergt. Buck in Stirling I, BF400 – Air Test and Local Flying Training.
“             .25       F/Sergt. Watson and Sergt. Broady, in Stirling I, BF399 – Air Test & Local Flying Training.
“             1.35     F/Sergt. Dunmall in Stirling I, BF620 – Air Firing.
“             .30       Sergt. Scott in Stirling I, R9245 – Air Firing.
“             1.10     S/Ldr. Crompton and P.O Jacobson in Stirling I, BK619 – Air Test to Marham and return.
14.11.42  .25     F/Sergt. Watson and `F/Lt. Sandeman in Stirling I, R9245 – Dual.
“             2.05     S/Ldr. Crompton and P/O Jacobson in Stirling I, BF399 – Dual.
“             .25       Sergt. Scott in Stirling I, BF392 – to Newmarket.
“             1.30     P/O Bishop and Sergt. Buck in Stirling I, BK620 – Intial Dual.
16.11.42 1.00    P/O Bishop and Sergt. Buck in Stirling I, BK620 – Dual.
“             1.45     F/Sergt. Watson and F/Lt. Sandeman in Stirling I, BK619 – Dual.
“             2.25     Sergt. Scott and Sergt. Boyle in Stirling I, BK620 – Height Test, Flow Test, and Consumption Test.
“             .40       F/Sergt. Dunmall in Stirling I, BF399 – Air Test, to Newmarket and Return.
“             .25       F/Sergt. Watson and F/Sergt. Dunmall in Stirling I, BK619 Dual . Solo and Test.
17.11.42 1.20   F/Sergt. Watson and F/Lt. Sandeman in Stirling I, BK619 Dual and Solo.
“             .40       Sergt. Scott in Stirling I, BK620 – Air Test.
“             .25       S/Ldr. Crompton and Sergt. Broady in Stirling I, BF399 – Air Test.
“             2.35     F/Sergt. Watson and F/Sergt. Dunmall in Stirling I, BK619 – Dual and Solo.
“             1.00     P/O Bishop and Sergt. Scott in Stirling I, BK620 – Dual and Solo.
“             .15       Sgt. Scott in Stirling I, BF399 – Solo landings.
18.11.42 .30      P/O Bishop in Stirling I, BK619 – Air Test and Local flying training.
“             .45       F/O Gwilliam and S/Sgt Jackson in Stirling I, R9250 – Air test.
19.11.42 2.30    S/L. Crompton and P/O Jacobson in Stirling I, R9250 – Dual and solo.
“             2.05     P/O. Bishop, Sgt. Buck and Sgt. Scott in Stirling I, R9250 – To Newmarket and return. Dual and Solo.
“             2.30     F/O. Gwilliam and F/S Jackson in Stirling I, BK619 – Dual.
“             1.25     F/S. Watson and F/L. Sandeman in Stirling I, BK620 – Check landing and solo.
20.11.42 2.00     F/O Gwilliam and F/S. Jackson in Stirling I, R9250 – Dual and solo.
“             2.00     F/S. Watson. P/O. Donnelly in Stirling I, BK620 – Dual.
“             2.15     P/O. Bishop, Sgt. Broady in Stirling I, R9250 – Dual.
“             1.10     S/L. Crompton, P/O. Jacobson in Stirling I, BK619 – Dual and solo.
21/11/422.00     F/L. Sandeman in Stirling I, R9245 – Solo.
“             .45       F/O. Gwilliam, F/S. Jackson in Stirling I, BK619 – Dual and solo.
“             1.50     P/O. Bishop and Sgt. Broady in Stirling I, BK619 – Dual and Solo.
“             .50       F/S. Watson, P/O. Donnelly in Stirling I, R9245 – Dual.
“             1.50     S/L. Crompton, Sgt. Buck in Stirling I, R9250 – Check landing and solo.
“             1.15     S/L. Crompton, F/S. Dunmall in Stirling I, BK619 – Dual and Solo. To Bourne and return.
“             2.30     S/L. Crompton, F/S. Dunmall in Stirling I, R9250 – Dual and solo.
22.11.42  .30     F/S Watson, P/O. Donnelly in Stirling I, BK619 – Dual and solo.
“             1.10     F/S. Jackson in Stirling I, R9250 – Solo.
“             1.15     F/O. Gwilliam, F/O. Jacobson in Stirling I, BK619 – Dual and solo.
“              .40       P/O. Bishop in Stirling I, BK617 – To Newmarket.
“             .30       F/L. Sandeman in Stirling I, BF398 – To Newmarket.
“             1.15     S/L. Crompton, P/O. Donnelly in Stirling I, BF399 – Air Test. To NEwmarket and return.
23.11.42 1.45    P/O Jacobson in Stirling I, BK619 – Local flying practice.
“             1.00     F/S. Watson, P/O. Donnelly in Stirling I, BF399 – Dual and solo.
“             2.10     F/S. Jackson in Stirling I, BK617 – Low flying practice.
24.11.42 2.40    Sgt. Buck in Stirling I, R9246 to Marham. Air to air firing. Crashed near Upwood. All uninjured.
“             1.00     F/S. Watson, P/O. Donnelly in Stirling I, BF396 – Check dual and solo.
“             .30       P/O. Bishop, Sgt. Lord in Stirling I, BK618 – Air test.
27.11.42. 1.00   P/O. Bishop, Sgt. Lord in Stirling I, BF399 – Dual.
“             1.30     F/S Jacksonin Stirling I, BK619 – Local flying.
“             .50       SGT. Broady in Stirling I, BK618 – To Newmarket and circuits.
“             .50       F/L. Sandeman in Stirling I, BK620 – Local.
“             2.00     P/O. Donnelly in Stirling I, BF396 – Local circuits and landings.
“             1.35     S/L. Crompton, F/S. Jackson in Stirling I, BK617 – Dual and solo.
“             2.05     F/S. Watson. F/L. Sandeman in Stirling I, BK620 – Dual and solo.
“             1.00     S/L. Crompton, F/S. Jackson in Stirling I, BF396 – Dual and solo.
28.11.42 2.00    P/O. Bishop, Sgt. Lord in Stirling I, BK619 – Dual.
“             .30       F/O. Gwilliam, Sgt. Dalzell in Stirling I, BK619 – Dual.
“             2.15     F/O. Gwilliam and Sgt. Dalzell in Stirling I, BF396 – Dual.
“             1.30     F/O. Jacobson in Stirling I, BK620 – Local flying practice.
“             2.30     P/O. Bishop, Sgt. Broady in Stirling I, BF399 – Night Dual.
“             2.30     F/O. GWillaim, F/S. Jackson in Stirling I, BF397 – Check dual and solo.
29.11.42  .30     F/O. Gwilliam, Sgt. Dalzell in Stirling I, BK617 – Dual and solo.
“             .30       P/O. Donnelly in Stirling I, BF396 – Solo.
“             1.30     Sgt. Dalzell in Stirling I, BK617 – Solo. C& L.
“             1.15     F/O. Jacobson in Stirling I, BK620 – Local flying practice.
30.11.42 1.45    P/O. Donnelly in Stirling I, BF396 – Solo local.
“             .45       F/O. Gwilliam, Sgt. Davey in Stirling I, BF397 – Dual.
“             1.30     Sgt. Dalzell in Stirling I, BK617 – Solo.
“             2.00     S/L. Crompton, Sgt. Lord in Stirling I, BK617 – Check landing and solo.
“             .40       F/O. Jacobson in Stirling I, BK620 – Solo.
“             2.00     F/O. Gwilliam and Sgt. Davey in Stirling I, BF396 – Dual.
“             1.55     S/L. Crompton, F/O. Jacobson in Stirling I, BK617 – Dual and solo.

ACTING RANKS
P/O (A/F/O) R. Kempster 46046 Tech. Appointed the rank of Acting Flight Lieutenant w.e.f. 1.11.42. Authority 3 Group Postagram 3G/8937/5/8/P2 dated 12.11.42.

“A” POSTINGS
F/L (A/S/L) R.J. Newton NZ40984 G.D. Ceased to be attached to P.D.C. West Kirby on posting to H.Q. No.227 Group, India, w.e.f. 25.8.42. Authority 3G/8991/1/P2 dated 1.11.42.
P/O L. Chambers NZ403758 G.D. Posted to No. 26 O.T.U. w.e.f. 30.10.42. Authority 3 Group Postagram 3G/6601/7A/Pd dated 25.10.42.
F/L (A/S/L) G.E. Fowler 86427 G.D. Posted to this Unit w.e.f. 2.11.42 authority H.Q.B.C., Postagram BC/41085/3/p dated 32.10.42.
F/O R.S. Pearce 46840 G.D. Posted to this Unit w.e.f. 5.11.42. Authority 3 Group Signal P634 dated 4.11.42.
F/O W.G. Horne 411983 G.D. Posted to Air Ministry Unit w.e.f. 26.10.42. Authority Air Ministry Signal P3860 dated 27.10.42.
F/O B.G. Wallace NZ403482 G.D. Posted to this Unit w.e.f. 9.11.42. Authority 1 Group Postagram 1G/8G/901/5/P4 dated 5.11.42.
F/O B.G Wallace NZ403482 G.D. Posted to No. 1651 Conversation Unit w.e.f. 26.11.42. Authority 3 Group Signal P763 dated 24.11.42.
F/O G.L.R. Heywood NZ40622 G.D. Posted to this Unit w.e.f. 28.11.42. Authority 3 Group Signal P771 dated 26.11.42.
P/O H. Lowe 115129 G.D. Posted to this Unit w.e.f. 29.11.42. Authority 3 Group Postagram 3G/6601/3/P4 dated 27.11.42.
A/P/O C.H. Thompson 125340 Tech. Posted to this Unit w.e.f. 20.11.42. Authority H.Q.B.C., Postagram BC/40998/1/P dated 23.11.42.
P/O N.F. Vincent AUS411382 G.D. Posted to No. 460 Squadron w.e.f. 24.9.42. Authority H.Q.B.C., Signal dated 23.9.42.

“B” ATTACHMENTS
S/L J.A. Crompton 74668 G.D. Ceased to be attached to this Unit from No. * A.G.S. w.e.f. 28.10.42.
P/O E.N. Holding NZ402185 G.D. Attached to R.A.F. Station, Cranage w.e.f. 25.10.42. Authority 3 Group awaited.
P/O L.G. Trott NZ412743 G.D. Ceased to be attached to R.A.F. Station, Oakington, w.e.f. 8.11.42.
P/O W.J.R. Scollay NZ41497 G.D.
P/O D.L. Popplewell NZ41357 G.D.
P/O G.A. Lunn J10875 G.D. Ceased to be attached to R.A.F. Station , Oakington w.e.f. 9.11.42.
P/O C.F. Ormerod NZ413340 G.D.
P/O D.A. Stuart-White 105152 G.D.
F/L B.G. Wallace NZ403482 G.D. Attached to R.A.F. Station, Oakington, w.e.f. 9.11.42. Authority 3G/S.8004/10/SOA dated 12.10.42. Ceased to be attached to the R.A.F. Station, Oakington on being attached to No.1445 Flight w.e.f. 11.11.42. Authority 3 Group Signal P685 dated 11.11.42.
P/O G.A. Lunn J10875 G.D. ttached to C.G.S. w.e.f. 18.11.42. Authority 3 Group Postagram 3G/6607/7/P4 dated 2.11.42.
P/O R.R. Rayner NZ41399 G.D. Attached to No. 115 Squadron w.e.f. 29.10.42. Authority pending.
P/O E.G. Redman     G.D.
F/L R.B. Walker 63736 Med. Ceased to be attached to R.A.F. Station, Halton, w.e.f. 5.11.42.
P/O E.N. Holding NZ402185 G.D. Ceased to be attached to R.A.F. Station, Cranage w.e.f. 17.11.42.
F/L C.W. Parish 81927 G.D. Ceased to be attached to R.A.F. Station , Oakington, w.e.f.15.11.42.
P/O G.A. Lunn J10875 G.D. Attached to R.A.F. Station, Oakington, w.e.f. 15.10.42. Authority 3G/S8004/10/SOA dated 12.10.42.
F/O B.G. Wallace NZ403482 G.D. Ceased to be attached to No,1445 Flight w.e.f. 21.11.42.

“G” APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS.
P/O G.A. Lunn J10875 G.D. Promoted to the rank of Temporary Flying Officer w.e.f. 1.10.42. Authority 3 Group letter 3G/8937/1/P2 dated 14.11.42.
P/O G.H. Jacobson NZ41533 G.D. Promoted to the War substantive Rank of flying Officer w.e.f. 1.9.42. Authority 3 Group Letter 3G/8937/1/P2 dated 20.11.42.
P/O C.F. Omerod NZ413340 ) G.D. Promoted to the War Substantive Rank of Flying Officer w.e.f. 1.10.42. Authority 3 Group letter 3G/8937/1/P2 dated 25.11.42.
P/O D.L. Popplewell NZ41357 G.D.
P/O W.J.R. Scollay NZ41497 G.D.
P/O L.G. Trott NZ412743
P/O K.J. Bettles 133994 G.D. Appointed to a commission as Pilot Officer on Probation on 9.10.42. Authority Air Ministry letter A.459832/42/S.7 (f) 1.B. dated 24.11.42.

“P” DECORATIONS
A/F/L F.J. Chunn NZ40733 G.D. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on 27.10.42. Authority extract London Gazette. Serial No.35739 dated 27.10.42 and Group Routine Orders Ser., No.229/230 dated 28.10.42.

ARRIVALS AND DESPATCHES OF AIRCRAFT. (Including Allotments of Stirling Aircraft omitted from last month’s Record).
16.10.42            Stirling I N3704 Received from No.15 Squadron, Auth:BS.7573.
18.10.42            Stirling I BK609 Received from Austin’s Auth: 41G/7539.
20.10.42            Stirling I, BF311 Received from 149 Squadron Auth: Form “W” 458/S.
21.10.42           Stirling I, BK608 Received from Austin’s Birmingham Auth: 41G/7159.
21.10.42           Stirling I, BK615 Received from Austin’s Birmingham Auth: 41G/7601.
21.10.42          Stirling I, R9247 Received from Short Bros., South Marston Auth: 41G/7540.
21.10.42          Stirling I, R9243 Received from Short Bros., Rochester Auth: 41G/7585.
23.10.42          Stirling I, BF397 Received from 1657 Conversion Unit Auth: Foem “W” 476/S.
23.10.42          Stirling I, BF396 Received from 1657 Conversion Unit Auth: Form “W” 476/S.
24.10.42          Stirling I, BF398 Received from Short Bros., Harlands, Belfast Auth: 41G/7541.
24.10.42          Stirling I, BK618 Received from Austin’s Birmingham Auth: 41G/7639.
24.10.42          Stirling I, BK617 Received from Austin’s Birmingham Auth: 41G/7655.
25.10.42          Stirling I, R9245 Received from Short Bros., Swindon Auth: 41G/7590.
31.10.42         Stirling I, BK620 Received from Austin’s Birmingham Auth: 41G/7737.
31.10.42         Stirling I, R9246 Received from Short Bros., Rochester Auth: 41G/7689.
2.11.42           Stirling I, R9250 Received from Short Bros., Swindon Auth: 41G/7756.
3.11.42           Stirling I, BK619 Received from Austin’s Birmingham Auth: 41G/7683.
7.11.42           Stirling I, BF399 Received from Short & Harlands, Belfast, Auth: 41G/7541.
“                       Stirling I,BF400
7.11.42           Stirling I, R9248 Received from Short Bros., Swindon Auth: 41G/7656.
8.11.42           Wellington III X3931 Despatched to 1483 Flight, Marham, Auth: Form “W” 473/S dated 7.11.42.
“                      Wellington III BJ758
“                      Wellington III X3636
9.11.42          Wellington III Z1747 Despatched to 1483 Flight Auth: Form “W” 473/S dated 7.11.42.
15.11.42        Wellington III X3747 Despatched to No.12 O.T.U. Auth: H.Q.B.C., Q200 dated 14.11.42.
24.11.42        Wellington III BJ756 Depatched to No.115 Squadron Auth: Form”W” 484 dated 24.11.42