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Meteorological/Station Flight, Duxford Personnel and locations


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This was probably formed on 9 January 1925 at RAF Duxford.

January 1925

Source - January 1925 Air Force List

February 1925

Source - February 1925 Air Force List

March 1925

Source - March 1925 Air Force List

April 1925

Source - April 1925 Air Force List

May 1925

Source - May 1925 Air Force List

June 1925

Source - June 1925 Air Force List

July 1925

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Duxford Inland Area/No 6 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Sydney T B Cripps  9 Jan 1925 DFC
Fg Off Harold M S Wright  9 Jan 1925  

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

March 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Duxford Inland Area/No 6 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Harold M S Wright  1 May 1926  
Fg Off Joseph H McC Reynolds  1 May 1926  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

It was probably redesignated Station Flight, RAF Duxford on 1 May 1926.

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Duxford Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Talbot B Bruce  1 May 1926 MC
Fg Off Harold M S Wright  1 May 1926  
Fg Off Joseph H McC Reynolds  1 May 1926  

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Duxford Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Talbot B Bruce  1 May 1926 MC
Fg Off Edward H Fielden 13 Sep 1926 later AVM
Fg Off Joseph H McC Reynolds  1 May 1926  

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Duxford Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Talbot B Bruce  1 May 1926 MC
Fg Off Edward H Fielden 13 Sep 1926 later AVM
Fg Off Joseph H McC Reynolds  1 May 1926  
Fg Off Edmund G Hordern  1 Jan 1927  

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro 504

Bristol F2B

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin

RAF Duxford Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Thomas H French  6 Sep 1927 Officer Commanding, DFC
Fg Off Edward H Fielden 13 Sep 1926 later AVM
Fg Off Edmund G Hordern  1 Jan 1927  
Fg Off Richard R Nash 20 Dec 1927  
-
1 Airman pilot

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro 504

Bristol F2B

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin

RAF Duxford Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Thomas H French  6 Sep 1927 Officer Commanding, DFC
Fg Off Edward H Fielden 13 Sep 1926 later AVM
Fg Off Edmund G Hordern  1 Jan 1927  
Fg Off Richard R Nash 20 Dec 1927  
-
1 Airman pilot

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro 504

Bristol F2B

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin

RAF Duxford Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Thomas H French  6 Sep 1927 Officer Commanding, DFC
Fg Off Frank E Nuttall 15 Nov 1928  
Fg Off Edmund G Hordern  1 Jan 1927  
Fg Off Richard R Nash 20 Dec 1927  

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro 504

Bristol F2B

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin

RAF Duxford Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Thomas H French  6 Sep 1927 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt George D Harvey 18 Dec 1929 later AVM
Fg Off Frederick G Downing  8 Mar 1929  
Fg Off Cecil S Ellison 28 Apr 1930  
-
1 Airman pilot

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

August 1930

Source - August 1930 Air Force List

September 1930

Source - September 1930 Air Force List

October 1930

Source - October 1930 Air Force List

November 1930

Source - November 1930 Air Force List

December 1930

Source - December 1930 Air Force List

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro 504

Bristol F2B

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin

RAF Duxford Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt George D Harvey 18 Dec 1929 Officer Commanding, later AVM
Fg Off John V Yonge  1 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Cecil S Ellison 28 Apr 1930  
Fg Off John S Pole  3 May 1931  
-
1 Airman pilot

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro 504

Bristol F2B

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin

RAF Duxford Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Ernest C Barlow  6 Feb 1932 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off Cecil S Ellison 28 Apr 1930  
Fg Off John S Pole  3 May 1931  
Fg Off George E Sampson 19 Aug 1931  
Fg Off Eric E Noddings  4 Feb 1932  

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro 504

Armstrong Whitworth Atlas

RAF Duxford Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Herbert I T Beardsworth 13 Sep 1932 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Joseph Cox 12 Jan 1933 later AVM
Fg Off George E Sampson 19 Aug 1931  
Fg Off Denis H F Barnett  2 Sep 1932 later ACM
Fg Off Eric E Noddings  4 Feb 1932  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro 504

Armstrong Whitworth Atlas

Avro Tutor

RAF Duxford Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Herbert I T Beardsworth 13 Sep 1932 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Joseph Cox 12 Jan 1933 later AVM
Fg Off Hugh L McCulloch  1 Sep 1933  
Fg Off Eric E Noddings  4 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Leslie W C Bower 18 Nov 1933 later AM
Fg Off George N Snarey 17 Jun 1932  
Fg Off Jeffrey K Quill 11 Dec 1933  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro 504

Armstrong Whitworth Atlas

Avro Tutor

RAF Duxford Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John S Chick 15 Jan 1934 Officer Commanding, MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off William R Beaman 23 Mar 1934  
Fg Off William R Sadler 24 May 1934  
Fg Off Leslie W C Bower 18 Nov 1933 later AM
Fg Off Neville C Hendrickz 13 May 1934  
Fg Off George N Snarey 17 Jun 1932  
Fg Off John N Jefferson 13 May 1934  
Fg Off Jeffrey K Quill 11 Dec 1933  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart

Avro Tutor

RAF Duxford Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John S Chick 15 Jan 1934 Officer Commanding, MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William R Sadler 24 May 1934  
Fg Off John N Jefferson 13 May 1934  
Fg Off Rodney L Wilkinson 22 Oct 1934  
Fg Off Richard C Reynell  6 Dec 1934  
Fg Off Jeffrey K Quill 11 Dec 1933  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart

Avro Tutor

RAF Duxford No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Paul R T J M I C Chamberlayne 19 Aug 1935 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John N Jefferson 13 May 1934  
Flt Lt Rodney L Wilkinson 22 Oct 1934  
Flt Lt J L H Fletcher 16 Dec 1935  
Plt Off K G Stodart 31 Dec 1935  
Plt Off P S Hutchinson 18 May 1936  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Duxford No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr N W F Mason 15 Jan 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Kenneth B B Cross  1 Sep 1936 later ACM
Flt Lt K F Ferguson 13 Jan 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Duxford No 12 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr N W F Mason 15 Jan 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Kenneth B B Cross  1 Sep 1936 later ACM
Flt Lt R K Brougham 12 Jul 1937  
-
1 Airman pilot

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Duxford No 12 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr N W F Mason 15 Jan 1937 Officer Commanding,

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Duxford No 12 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr N W F Mason 15 Jan 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Fred Rump  2 Jan 1930 later A/Cdre

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Duxford No 12 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr N W F Mason 15 Jan 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Fred Rump  2 Jan 1930 later A/Cdre

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

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