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No 2 Air Armament School Personnel and locations


[Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

It was formed from units already operating at RAF North Coates Fitties within the Armament Group, which became No 25 (Armament) Group on 1 December 1937, but it was redesignated No 1 Air Observer School on 1 March 1938.  It was reformed at RAF Eastchurch on the same day, again within No 25 Group.  It's task was to train armourers and air mechanics.

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Eastchurch Training Command/No 25 (Armament) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr A W Franklyn 12 Sep 1938 Officer Commanding, Armament duties
Sqn Ldr James C Stevens  2 Jul 1938  
Sqn Ldr

Duncan M Somerville

 5 Dec 1938 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt E B C Davies 10 Aug 1938  
APO Edward L Frith  5 Dec 1938 later AVM

Commissioned Armament Officers

Fg Off A M Davidson 10 Aug 1938  
Fg Off George Bird  31 May 1935  
Fg Off A Chambers 11 Oct 1937  
Fg Off A J Whiting 15 Jul 1938  
Flt Lt H C Pyper   Adjutant, RAFO
Flt Lt (Ret) F T Eades   Assistant Adjutant
Flt Lt R Macfarlan   RAFO
Flt Lt J Selwyn   Assistant Adjutant, RAFO
Capt D A Macfie   Assistant Adjutant, late RAF

Warrant Officers

WO V E Element 16 Aug 1938  
WO J E W Le Gras 29 Jul 1938  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Eastchurch Training Command/No 25 (Armament) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr A W Franklyn 12 Sep 1938 Officer Commanding, Armament duties
Sqn Ldr James C Stevens  2 Jul 1938  
Sqn Ldr

Duncan M Somerville

 5 Dec 1938 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt E B C Davies 10 Aug 1938  
APO Edward L Frith  5 Dec 1938 later AVM

Commissioned Armament Officers

Fg Off A M Davidson 10 Aug 1938  
Fg Off George Bird  31 May 1935  
Fg Off A Chambers 11 Oct 1937  
Fg Off A J Whiting 15 Jul 1938  
Flt Lt (Ret) F T Eades   Assistant Adjutant
Flt Lt R Macfarlan   RAFO
Flt Lt J Selwyn   Assistant Adjutant, RAFO
Capt D A Macfie   Assistant Adjutant, late RAF

Warrant Officers

WO V E Element 16 Aug 1938  
WO J E W Le Gras 29 Jul 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Eastchurch Training Command/No 25 (Armament) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr A W Franklyn 12 Sep 1938 Officer Commanding, Armament duties
Sqn Ldr James C Stevens  2 Jul 1938  
Sqn Ldr

Duncan M Somerville

 5 Dec 1938 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt E B C Davies 10 Aug 1938  
Flt Lt H M I Eversfield 16 Jan 1939 Armament duties
Fg Off R E Curry  2 Jan 1939  
Fg Off J D Harris  1 Dec 1938  
Plt Off J O C Kercher  1 Dec 1938  

Commissioned Armament Officers

Fg Off A M Davidson 10 Aug 1938  
Fg Off George Bird  31 May 1935  
Fg Off A Chambers 11 Oct 1937  
Fg Off A J Whiting 15 Jul 1938  
Flt Lt J Selwyn   Assistant Adjutant, RAFO
Capt D A Macfie   Assistant Adjutant, late RAF
Flt Lt F J Deighton   Assistant Adjutant, RAFO, Lt Col (Ret) - Indian Army

Warrant Officers

WO V E Element 16 Aug 1938  
WO J E W Le Gras 29 Jul 1938  

UNDER INSTRUCTION

APO R C J Waters 27 Feb 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Eastchurch Training Command/No 25 (Armament) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr A W Franklyn 12 Sep 1938 Officer Commanding, Armament duties
Sqn Ldr James C Stevens  2 Jul 1938  
Sqn Ldr

Duncan M Somerville

 5 Dec 1938 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr D R Shore  1 Apr 1939  
Flt Lt H M I Eversfield 16 Jan 1939 Armament duties
Act Flt Lt J D Harris  1 Dec 1938  
Plt Off J O C Kercher  1 Dec 1938  

Commissioned Armament Officers

Fg Off George Bird  31 May 1935  
Fg Off A Chambers 11 Oct 1937  
Fg Off A J Whiting 15 Jul 1938  
Flt Lt J Selwyn   Assistant Adjutant, RAFO
Capt D A Macfie   Assistant Adjutant, late RAF
Flt Lt F J Deighton   Assistant Adjutant, RAFO, Lt Col (Ret) - Indian Army

Warrant Officers

WO V E Element 16 Aug 1938  
WO J E W Le Gras 29 Jul 1938  
WO C J Collins 20 Jul 1938  
WO C C Willmott 20 Jul 1938  

UNDER INSTRUCTION

APO R C J Waters 27 Feb 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

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