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No 1 Armament Training Camp/Station Personnel and locations


[Jul 1932 | Jul 1933 | Jan 1934 | Jul 1934 | Jul 1935 | Jul 1936 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

This was formed on 1 January 1932 at RAF Catfoss under the control of the Air Armament School.  The camp was usually open from March until October allowing squadrons to spend a week at a time  carrying out live bombing or firing practices, using the range at Skipsea.

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hosted visiting aircraft RAF Catfoss Inland Area/Air Armament School

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Geoffrey H Bowman  1 Mar 1932 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Christopher N H Bilney

 1 Mar 1932 Armament duties; later AVM
Flt Lt Patrick W Lowe-Holes  6  Mar 1932 Armament duties
Fg Off Noel F V Henkel 16 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Alfred C Larmouth 12 Mar 1932  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Charles G Harold 24 Mar 1932 MB, BCh

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hosted visiting aircraft RAF Catfoss Inland Area/Air Armament School

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Percy C Sherren 28 Feb 1933 Officer Commanding, MC,
Flt Lt

Leonard de V Chisman

 1 Mar 1933 Armament duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Howard E E Weblin 24 Mar 1933  
Fg Off Claude M Champion de Crespigny  3 Mar 1933  
Fg Off

Edmund C Hudleston

 3 Mar 1933 Armament duties; later ACM
Fg Off Frank B H Hayward 11 May 1933  
Fg Off Alister W S Matheson 20 Mar 1933  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Robert E W Fisher 21 Mar 1933 MB, BCh
Civilian Stores Officer
Flt Lt (Ret) R G Sims    

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hosted visiting aircraft RAF Catfoss Inland Area/Air Armament School

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Civilian Stores Officer
Flt Lt (Ret) R G Sims    

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

Control was transferred to Armament Group on 1 February 1934

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hosted visiting aircraft RAF Catfoss Inland Area/Armament Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Percy C Sherren 27 Feb 1934 Officer Commanding, MC,
Sqn Ldr Edward R Openshaw 26 Feb 1934 Armament duties, AFC
Flt Lt Charles Snow 11 Mar 1934  
Flt Lt Roy J O Bartlett 28 Feb 1934  
Fg Off Claude M Champion de Crespigny 28 Feb 1934  
Fg Off

Howard Ford

26 Feb 1934 Armament duties; later AVM
Fg Off Frank B H Hayward 26 Feb 1934  
Fg Off Thomas A Jefferson 17 Mar 1934  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Harold S Barber 14 Mar 1934 MB, BCh
Civilian Stores Officer
Flt Lt (Ret) R G Sims    

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hosted visiting aircraft RAF Catfoss Inland Area/Armament Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Edward B Rice 25 Feb 1935 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr Wilfred R Cox 24 Feb 1935 Armament duties, MC, AFC
Flt Lt Duncan B McGill 28 Feb 1935  
Flt Lt John N Baxter  4 Mar 1935 Armament duties
Fg Off John R Palmer 28 Feb 1935  
Fg Off Anthony R Collins 28 Feb 1935  
Plt Off Frederick J Mannng 17 Dec 1934 later A/Cdre
Medical Branch
Flt Lt George M Anderson  3 May 1935 MB, ChB
Civilian Stores Officer
Flt Lt (Ret) R G Sims    

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hosted visiting aircraft RAF Catfoss Training Command/Armament Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr E C Emmett 16 Feb 1936 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC
Sqn Ldr

Cedric E V Porter

10 Feb 1936 later AVM
Flt Lt

Alfred C H Sharp

 1 Aug 1935 later AVM
Flt Lt Anthony R Collins 28 Feb 1936  
Fg Off E M Lewis 20 Nov 1935  
Plt Off Frederick J Mannng 17 Dec 1934 later A/Cdre

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2 Airmen Pilots

Medical Branch
Fg Off H E Bellringer  1 Mar 1936  
Civilian Assistant
Flt Lt H C V Jolleff   RAFO
Civilian Stores Officer
Flt Lt (Ret) R G Sims    

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hosted visiting aircraft RAF Catfoss Training Command/Armament Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr E C Emmett 16 Feb 1936 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC
Sqn Ldr F H Whitmore 27 Sep 1936 MBE, DSC
Flt Lt D W Baird  6 Aug 1936  
Flt Lt F W Dixon-Wright 16 Dec 1 936  
Plt Off G B Andrews  3 Feb 1937  
Fg Off S J Gilbert   Assistant Adjutant, late RAF
Commissioned Armament Officer
Fg Off A M Davidson 22 Mar 1937  

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2 Airmen Pilots

Medical Branch
Fg Off R M Outfin  4 Jan 1937 LMSSA
Equipment Officer
Flt Lt (Ret) R G Sims    
Education Officer
Mr R L Smith 19 Jan 1937 Grade II, BSc

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Control was transferred to No 25 (Armament) Group on 1 December 1937

It was redesignated No 1 Armament Training Station on 1 April 1938 and was now open all year.

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hosted visiting aircraft RAF Catfoss Training Command/No 25 (Armament) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr C T Anderson 17 Jan 1938 Officer Commanding, DFC
Sqn Ldr G C Stemp  3 Jul 1937 Armament duties
Flt Lt

George A Walker

21 Dec 1937 Armament duties; later ACM
Fg Off P A M Stickney 22 Jun 1937  
Plt Off H A A Webster 16 Aug 1937  
APO F T Knight  7 May 1937  
APO A L V Barnes  7 May 1937  
APO A M Ross  7 May 1937  
Fg Off S J Gilbert   Assistant Adjutant, late RAF

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3 Airmen Pilots

Medical Branch
Fg Off R M Outfin  4 Jan 1937 LMSSA
Commissioned Armament Officer
Fg Off A M Davidson 22 Mar 1937  
Equipment Officer
Flt Lt (Ret) R G Sims    
Education Officer
Mr R L Smith 19 Jan 1937 Grade II, BSc
Warrant Officer
WO H W Biggs  9 Jun 1937  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hosted visiting aircraft RAF Catfoss Training Command/No 25 (Armament) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr C T Anderson 17 Jan 1938 Officer Commanding, DFC
Sqn Ldr G C Stemp  3 Jul 1937 Armament duties
Flt Lt H M T Eversfield 15 Aug 1938 Armament duties
Fg Off J R Henderson 14 Jun 1938  
Fg Off P A M Stickney 22 Jun 1937  
Fg Off H A A Webster 16 Aug 1937  
Plt Off F T Knight  7 May 1937  
Plt Off A L V Barnes  7 May 1937  
Plt Off A M Ross  7 May 1937  
Plt Off G D Firmin 17 Sep 1938  
APO C G Christophers 17 Sep 1938  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off B T Procter  1 Oct 1938  
Flt Lt S C Harker   Adjutant, RAFO
Medical Branch
Fg Off R M Outfin  4 Jan 1937 LMSSA
Commissioned Armament Officer
Fg Off E W Walker  1 Sep 1938  
Equipment Officer
Flt Lt (Ret) R G Sims    
Education Officer
Mr R L Smith 19 Jan 1937 Grade II, BSc
Warrant Officer
WO H W Biggs  9 Jun 1937  
WO J V Saunders 21 Mar 1936  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hosted visiting aircraft RAF Catfoss Training Command/No 25 (Armament) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr C T Anderson 17 Jan 1938 Officer Commanding, DFC
Sqn Ldr G C Stemp  3 Jul 1937 Armament duties
Sqn Ldr D J P MacNair 19 Dec 1938 Armament duties
Fg Off T M Lockyer  6 Feb 1939  
Fg Off J G Priest 17 Dec 1938 Armament duties
Fg Off J R Henderson 14 Jun 1938  
Fg Off H A A Webster 16 Aug 1937  
Plt Off F T Knight  7 May 1937  
Plt Off A M Ross  7 May 1937  
Plt Off A L V Barnes  7 May 1937  
Plt Off G D Firmin 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off C G Christophers 17 Sep 1938  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off B T Procter  1 Oct 1938  
Flt Lt S C Harker   Adjutant, RAFO
Medical Branch
Fg Off E C Easson 15 Feb 1939  
Commissioned Armament Officer
Fg Off E W Walker  1 Sep 1938  
Equipment Officer
Flt Lt (Ret) R G Sims    
Education Officer
Mr R L Smith 19 Jan 1937 Grade II, BSc
Warrant Officer
WO H W Biggs  9 Jun 1937  
WO J V Saunders 21 Mar 1936  
WO A E Clark 18 Feb 1939  
WO G Beattie 23 Jan 1939  
WO D L Diment 19 Feb 1939  
WO B L Croucher 17 Feb 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hosted visiting aircraft RAF Catfoss Training Command/No 25 (Armament) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr C T Anderson 17 Jan 1938 Officer Commanding, DFC
Sqn Ldr D J P MacNair 19 Dec 1938 Armament duties
Fg Off T M Lockyer  6 Feb 1939  
Fg Off J G Priest 17 Dec 1938 Armament duties
Fg Off J R Henderson 14 Jun 1938  
Fg Off H A A Webster 16 Aug 1937  
Plt Off G D Firmin 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off C G Christophers 17 Sep 1938  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off B T Procter  1 Oct 1938  
Flt Lt S C Harker   Adjutant, RAFO
Medical Branch
Fg Off E C Easson 15 Feb 1939  
Commissioned Armament Officer
Fg Off E W Walker  1 Sep 1938  
Equipment Officer
Flt Lt (Ret) R G Sims    
Education Officer
Mr R L Smith 19 Jan 1937 Grade II, BSc
Warrant Officer
WO H W Biggs  9 Jun 1937  
WO J V Saunders 21 Mar 1936  
WO A E Clark 18 Feb 1939  
WO G Beattie 23 Jan 1939  
WO D L Diment 19 Feb 1939  
WO B L Croucher 17 Feb 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

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