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Practice Camp/No 2/Temporary Armament Training Camp/Station, North Coates Fitties - Personnel and locations


[Jul 1927 | Sep 1928 | Jul 1928 | Jul 1929 | Jul 1930 | Jul 1931 | Jul 1932 | Jul 1933 | Jul 1934 | Jul 1935 | Jul 1936 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938]

Practice Camps were temporary units usually set up in March/April each year to permit operational squadrons to carry out live firing and bombing practices on nearby ranges.  They usually closed around October/November, this continuing until the early 1930s

July 1927

Location Command/Group
North Coates Fitties, Lincolnshire Inland Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Albert Durston  1 Apr 1927 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AM
Flt Lt

Allan L A Perry-Keene

 1 Apr 1927 Armament duties; later AVM
Fg Off Terence H Finney  1 Apr 1927  

Medical Branch

Fg Off Leonard Freeman  1 Apr 1927  

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

July 1928

Location Command/Group
North Coates Fitties, Lincolnshire Inland Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Albert Durston  1 Apr 1927 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AM
Flt Lt Alexander McR Moffatt 29 Mar 1928 Armament duties
Fg Off Robert A Whyte 14 Apr 1928  
Fg Off Antony W H Nelson 29 Mar 1928  

Medical Branch

Fg Off Gwyn H J Williams 29 Mar 1928  

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

Location Command/Group
North Coates Fitties, Lincolnshire Inland Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Albert Durston  1 Apr 1927 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AM
Flt Lt Alexander McR Moffatt 29 Mar 1928 Armament duties
Fg Off Robert A Whyte 14 Apr 1928  
Fg Off Antony W H Nelson 29 Mar 1928  

Medical Branch

Fg Off Gwyn H J Williams 29 Mar 1928  

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

July 1929

Location Command/Group
North Coates Fitties, Lincolnshire Inland Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Cedric F Gordon 20 Mar 1929 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Gordon H Vasse 30 Mar 1929 Armament duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William Morgan 20 Mar 1929  
Fg Off Antony W H Nelson 20 Mar 1929  
Fg Off James McGuinness 20 Mar 1929  

Medical Branch

Fg Off Gwyn H J Williams  8 Apr 1929  

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

July 1930

Location Command/Group
North Coates Fitties, Lincolnshire Inland Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Edward Osmond  8 Mar 1930 Officer Commanding, CBE
Flt Lt Gordon H Vasse  8 Mar 1930 Armament duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Norman S Allinson  8 Mar 1930 Armament duties; later AVM
Fg Off Fred Miller  8 Mar 1930 Armament duties, DSM
Fg Off Arthur M D Howes  8 Mar 1930  
Fg Off Patrick G J Atkinson  8 Mar 1930  

Medical Branch

Fg Off John Murphy 26 Mar 1930 MB, BCh

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

July 1931

Location Command/Group
North Coates Fitties, Lincolnshire Inland Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Reginald S Maxwell 12 Mar 1931 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC, AFC
Flt Lt Adrian W Franklyn 10 Mar 1931 Armament duties, MC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Harold J G E Proud 15 Mar 1931 Armament duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Lawrence E Chiswell 10 Mar 1931  

Medical Branch

Fg Off Andrew Harvey 11 May 1931 MB, BCh

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

It was redesignated No 2 Armament Training Camp on 1 January 1932 under the control of the Air Armament School.

July 1932

Location Command/Group
North Coates Fitties, Lincolnshire Air Armament School

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Siegfried R Watkins  1 Mar 1932 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Charlton Hallawell

20 Feb 1932 Armament duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Montague G Philpott 20 Mar 1932 Armament duties
Fg Off Charles R J Hawkins 20 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Richard M Messiter 20 Mar 1932  

Medical Branch

Flt Lt Neil I Smith 18 Mar 1932 MD, ChB

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Location Command/Group
North Coates Fitties, Lincolnshire Air Armament School

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr John W Woodhouse 28 Feb 1933 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr Clifford W Busk  2 Mar 1933 Armament duties, MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Charles E St J Beamish  3 Mar 1933  
Fg Off Charles R J Hawkins 25 Mar 1933  
Fg Off Gerald P Marvin 24 Mar 1933  
Fg Off Lionel R S Freestone  3 Mar 1933 Armament duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Patrick H Maxwell 20 Mar 1933  

Medical Branch

Flt Lt Lewis P McCullagh 22 Mar 1933  

Civilian Stores Officer

Fg Off (Ret) J F Mehigan    

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

July 1934

Location Command/Group
North Coates Fitties, Lincolnshire Inland Area/Armament Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Francis W Trott 28 Feb 1934 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC
Flt Lt Donald R Mitchell  6 Mar 1934 Armament duties, MBE
Flt Lt Hubert L Patch 24 Mar 1934 Armament duties; later ACM
Flt Lt Basil M Cary 24 Mar 1934  
Fg Off

Guy Bearne

26 Feb 1934 Armament duties; later AVM
Fg Off Alfred Threapleton 24 Mar 1934  
Plt Off James O Carter 17 Apr 1934  

Medical Branch

Flt Lt Donald R Crabb 22 Mar 1934 MRCS, LRCP

Civilian Stores Officer

Fg Off (Ret) J F Mehigan    

Warrant Officer

WO II Charles Littleproud  2 Mar 1934  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Location Command/Group
North Coates Fitties, Lincolnshire Inland Area/Armament Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Lionel M Bailey 10 Feb 1935 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Donald R Mitchell  6 Jan 1935 Armament duties, MBE
Flt Lt Brian Paddon 10 Feb 1935  
Fg Off Robert B Dashper 17 Feb 1935 Armament duties
Fg Off Alfred Threapleton 24 Mar 1935  
Fg Off Eric M Lewis 25 Feb 1935  

Medical Branch

Flt Lt Gwyn H J Williams 18 Jan 1935 MRCS, LRCP

Civilian Stores Officer

Fg Off (Ret) J F Mehigan    

Warrant Officer

WO II Charles Littleproud  2 Mar 1934  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

July 1936

Location Command/Group
North Coates Fitties, Lincolnshire Training Command/Armament Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Allen Hesketh 14 Feb 1936 Officer Commanding, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Lionel R S Freestone  1 Feb 1936 Armament duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off R V Bucknall 16 Mar 1936  
Fg Off Reginald H E Emson 30 Apr 1936 Armament duties; later AM

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2 Airman Pilots

Civilian Assistant

Mr B B Dowling    

Civilian Stores Officer

Fg Off (Ret) J F Mehigan    

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

It was redesignated Armament Training Camp, North Coates Fitties on 6 October 1936.

July 1937

Location Command/Group
North Coates Fitties, Lincolnshire Training Command/Armament Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Allen Hesketh 14 Feb 1936 Officer Commanding, DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Douglas W R Ryley 27 Jul 1936 Armament duties; later AVM
Flt Lt R V Bucknall 16 Mar 1936  
Fg Off D M H Craven 12 Apr 1937  
Plt Off W G Lockhart 15 Apr 1937  

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Mr B B Dowling   Assistant Adjutant, late RAF

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2 Airman Pilots

Warrant Officer

WO S T Rainsbury  6 Oct 1936  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

It was redesignated Temporary Armament Training Station, North Coates Fitties on 1 April 1938.

July 1938

Location Command/Group
North Coates Fitties, Lincolnshire Training Command/No 25 (Armament) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John Marsden  1 Nov 1937 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt C J Giles 10 Jul 1937 Armament duties
Flt Lt D M H Craven 12 Apr 1937  
Plt Off W G Lockhart 15 Apr 1937  

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3 Airman Pilots

Commissioned Armament Officer

Fg Off E W Walker  6 Apr 1938  

Warrant Officers

WO A F Fowles 16 May 1938  
WO S T Rainsbury  6 Oct 1936  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

It was disbanded on 15 August 1938

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