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Station Flight, Abingdon - Personnel and locations


[Jul 1933 | Jul 1934 | Jul 1935 | Jul 1936 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Atlas

Avro 504

RAF Abingdon, Berkshire Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr William A K Dalzell  9 Jan 1933 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off John A Powell  1 Sep 1932  
Fg Off Sydney S Murray  1 Sep 1932  

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1 Airmen Pilot

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart

Avro Tutor

De Havilland Moth

RAF Abingdon, Berkshire Central Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Guy M Knocker  8 Oct 1934 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off Sydney S Murray  1 Sep 1932  
Fg Off Roger C Mead 18 Nov 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Eric C Bates 19 Jun 1933 later AVM
Fg Off Herbert W Mermagen 13 May 1934 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Hugh R A Edwards 13 May 1934  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart

Avro Tutor

De Havilland Moth

RAF Abingdon, Berkshire Central Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Guy M Knocker  8 Oct 1934 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt John E MacCallum 10 Dec 1934  
Fg Off Eric C Bates 19 Jun 1933 later AVM
Fg Off Hugh R A Edwards 13 May 1934  
Fg Off Frank E Stokes 17 May 1935  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Abingdon, Berkshire No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Guy M Knocker  8 Oct 1934 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off Eric C Bates 19 Jun 1933 later AVM
Fg Off Hugh R A Edwards 13 May 1934  
Fg Off D Addenbrooke 16 Dec 1935  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Abingdon, Berkshire No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Guy M Knocker  8 Oct 1934 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt John N H Whitworth 13 Jul 1936 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt R H Young 18 May 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Abingdon, Berkshire No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Peter D Cracroft

 1 Sep 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt P F Canning 10 Jan 1938  
Flt Lt John N H Whitworth 13 Jul 1936 later A/Cdre

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Abingdon, Berkshire No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Peter D Cracroft

 1 Sep 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt John N H Whitworth 13 Jul 1936 later A/Cdre

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Abingdon, Berkshire No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Peter D Cracroft

 1 Sep 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Abingdon, Berkshire No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Peter D Cracroft

 1 Sep 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Fg Off M C P Corkery 27 Mar 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

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