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No 11 (Fighter) Group Pool - Personnel and locations


[Apr 1939 | May 1939]

This was formed at Andover on 14 January 1939 to provide training on more modern types for pilots leaving FTSs before they joined an operational squadron.

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle

Hawker Hurricane I

RAF Andover No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John R Jones 23 Feb 1939 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Fg Off P C Pinkham 16 Jan 1939  
Fg Off M L Robinson 14 Jan 1939  
Plt Off P A N Cox 14 Jan 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

 

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle

Hawker Hurricane I

RAF Andover No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John R Jones 23 Feb 1939 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Fg Off P C Pinkham 16 Jan 1939  
Fg Off M L Robinson 14 Jan 1939  
Fg Off P A N Cox 14 Jan 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

It moved to St Athan on 1 July 1939 and was redesignated No 6 Operational Training Unit on moving to RAF Sutton Bridge on 9 March 1940.

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