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No 7 Flying Training School Personnel and locations


[Jul 1936 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

This school formed at RAF Peterborough on 2 December 1935 within No 23 Group.

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Tutor

Hawker Hart

Hawker Audax

Hawker Fury

RAF Peterborough Training Command/No 23 (Training) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt A Shekleton 16 Dec 1935 Officer Commanding, DSO, OBE
Sqn Ldr C R Strudwick  2 Dec 1935
Sqn Ldr S McKeever 20 Mar 1936 DFC
Sqn Ldr E A C Britton 24 Feb 1936 DFC
Flt Lt N W F Mason  2 Dec 1935  
Flt Lt E S Finch  8 Jun 1936  
Flt Lt J S Phillips  1 Jan 1936  
Flt Lt K P Lewis  2 Dec 1935 Engineer duties
Flt Lt L M Hooper 27 Jan 1936 Armament duties
Flt Lt J Whitehead  2 Dec 1935  
Flt Lt R G Harman 16 Dec 1935  
Flt Lt T Q Horner  2 Dec 1935 Navigation duties
Flt Lt S M Moseley 30 Mar 1936  
Flt Lt R N McKern 16 Dec 1935  
Flt Lt W W Stainthorpe 16 Dec 1935  
Flt Lt O A Morris  6 Apr 1935  
Flt Lt L F J Taylor 30 Mar 1936  
Fg Off F H Tyson 16 Dec 1935  
Fg Off W L Stedman  6 Apr 1936  
Fg Off W R Cox 16 Dec 1935 Navigation duties
Plt Off S Lugg 25 May 1936  
Plt Off Albert A F Hickman   9 Jun 1936 later A/Cdre

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9 Airmen Pilots

Accountant Branch
Flt Lt H A Murton  2 Dec 1935  
Flt Lt C Lorimer 27 Apr 1936  
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr W J G Walker  1 Dec 1935 MRCS, LRCP
Fg Off E B Harvey  9 Mar 1936 MRCS, LRCP
Education Officer
Maj W K Birch  1 Jan 1936 Grade III, OBE, MA
Civilian Assistants
Fg Off J E Preston   Adjutant, late RAF
Fg Off J H Leach   RAFO
Fg Off G E E Singleton   RAFO
Fg Off C G Davies   RAFO
Civilian Stores Officers
Sqn Ldr (Ret) J H Dale    
Flt Lt (Ret) A T Shaw    
Warrant Officers
WO I C H Stone  2 Dec 1935  
WO I J E Watson  3 Dec 1935 MBE
WO I E J Adams 21 Feb 1936  
WO I A S Summers  2 Jan 1936  
WO II L Brown 20 Dec 1935  

UNDER INSTRUCTION

APO L E Abel  4 Jan 1936  
APO R H Adams  4 Jan 1936  
APO R W Aitken-Quack  4 Jan 1936  
APO F D Beales  4 Jan 1936  
APO R Bickford  4 Jan 1936  
APO G K Buckingham  4 Jan 1936  
APO D H Burnside  4 Jan 1936  
APO V S Butler  4 Jan 1936  
APO R B Carr  4 Jan 1936  
APO K C Doran  4 Jan 1936  
APO A G Duguid  4 Jan 1936  
APO A J Elliott  4 Jan 1936  
APO B D Griffin  4 Jan 1936  
APO H M Hammond  4 Jan 1936  
APO C H Heber-Percy  4 Jan 1936  
APO L C Jones-Bateman  4 Jan 1936  
APO M N McF Kennedy  4 Jan 1936  
APO C B Lamb  4 Jan 1936  
APO R D B MacFadden  4 Jan 1936  
APO W D Morford  4 Jan 1936  
APO V R Paterson  4 Jan 1936  
APO J C Richards  4 Jan 1936  
APO C S H Richardson  4 Jan 1936  
APO G A W Saunders  4 Jan 1936  
APO K H Savage  4 Jan 1936  
APO J S Scott  4 Jan 1936  
APO K G Sharp  4 Jan 1936  
APO B S Tomlin  4 Jan 1936  
APO J Walmsley  4 Jan 1936  
APO W L Warner  4 Jan 1936  
APO J P M Woolley  4 Jan 1936  
APO C P Bomford 18 Apr 1936  
APO J H Coghlan 18 Apr 1936  
APO D B Hobson 18 Apr 1936  
APO E J S Jones 18 Apr 1936  
APO P D'A Lister 18 Apr 1936  
APO E E M Angell 18 Apr 1936  
APO J C Boulter 18 Apr 1936  
APO P H E Burke 18 Apr 1936  
APO W D Coppinger 18 Apr 1936  
APO S P Crawley 18 Apr 1936  
APO J T MacInnes 18 Apr 1936  
APO R D H Maxwell 18 Apr 1936  
APO J E Scoular 18 Apr 1936  
APO P G Chapman 18 Apr 1936  
APO H Henry-May 18 Apr 1936  
APO P F R Valiant 18 Apr 1936  
APO J S Kendrick 18 Apr 1936  
APO P H R R Terry 18 Apr 1936  
APO J A Bateson 18 Apr 1936  
APO G S Braithwaite 18 Apr 1936  
APO T F T Chambers 18 Apr 1936  
APO W G Craddock 18 Apr 1936  
APO L F Henstock 18 Apr 1936  
APO J E Y Le Moine 18 Apr 1936  
APO J H McMichael 18 Apr 1936  
APO V Mitchell 18 Apr 1936  
APO P J S Shaughnessy 18 Apr 1936  
APO C L Olsson  2 May 1936  
APO G R Fielder 30 Apr 1936  
APO S R Gibbs 30 Apr 1936  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Peterborough Training Command/No 23 (Training) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt A Shekleton 16 Dec 1935 Officer Commanding, DSO, OBE
Sqn Ldr C R Strudwick  2 Dec 1935
Sqn Ldr E A C Britton 24 Feb 1936 DFC
Sqn Ldr E H M David 30 Nov 1936
Flt Lt J V Yonge 13 Feb 1937  
Flt Lt L M Hooper 27 Jan 1936 Armament duties
Flt Lt J Whitehead  2 Dec 1935  
Flt Lt S M Moseley 30 Mar 1936  
Flt Lt R G C Arnold 26 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt O A Morris  6 Apr 1935  
Flt Lt W P Welch 11 Nov 1936 Navigation duties
Fg Off W L Stedman  6 Apr 1936  
Flt Lt N D Crockart  9 Nov 1936  
Flt Lt R J Gosnell 22 Mar 1937  
Flt Lt H S Darley 22 Mar 1937  
Fg Off S G Pritchard 26 Apr 1937  
Plt Off S Lugg 25 May 1936  
Plt Off Albert A F Hickman  9 Jun 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off H Stringer 24 May 1937  
Flt Lt J E Preston   Adjutant, RAFO
Fg Off G E E Singleton   Assistant to CFI, RAFO
Fg Off C G Davies   Advanced Training Sqn, RAFO

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11 Airmen Pilots

Accountant Branch
Flt Lt H A Murton  2 Dec 1935  
Pay-Lt (Ret) I C Martin   RN
Medical Branch
Sqn Ldr A A Townsend 28 Jul 1936 MB, BCh
Fg Off S Paul  5 Apr 1937 MRCS, LRCP
Education Officer
Maj W K Birch  1 Jan 1936 Grade III, OBE, MA
Equipment Officers
Sqn Ldr (Ret) J H Dale    
Flt Lt (Ret) A T Shaw    
Warrant Officers
WO I A E Bell 25 Feb 1937  
WO I C H Stone  2 Dec 1935  
WO I E J Adams 21 Feb 1936  
WO I A S Summers  2 Jan 1936  
WO II L Brown 20 Dec 1935  

UNDER INSTRUCTION

APO A F Barber 14 Nov 1936  
APO H A Bethune 14 Nov 1936  
APO T C Brock 14 Nov 1936  
APO P Campbell 14 Nov 1936  
APO J N G Carter 14 Nov 1936  
APO J F Chandler 14 Nov 1936  
APO W G Clouston 14 Nov 1936  
APO B A Coventry 14 Nov 1936  
APO G V W Davies 14 Nov 1936  
APO G F Dean 14 Nov 1936  
APO D Devoto 14 Nov 1936  
APO L J Fry 14 Nov 1936  
APO J C Hamilton 14 Nov 1936  
APO Frank Hume 14 Nov 1936  
APO C S Kearey 14 Nov 1936  
APO J C G MacNab 14 Nov 1936  
APO Graham R Magill 14 Nov 1936 later AVM
APO J E Mahony 14 Nov 1936  
APO D P Marvin 14 Nov 1936  
APO D C Mauger 14 Nov 1936  
APO J A Meade 14 Nov 1936  
APO D S Munro 14 Nov 1936  
APO J B Murray 14 Nov 1936  
APO T G Page 14 Nov 1936  
APO E J C Richardson 14 Nov 1936  
APO G S P Rooney 14 Nov 1936  
APO H S Shaw 14 Nov 1936  
APO G Smith 14 Nov 1936  
APO R E G Van der Kiste 14 Nov 1936  
APO A D Watson 14 Nov 1936  
APO G F Witney 14 Nov 1936  
APO J F P Brough 20 Mar 1937  
APO R J Cosgrove 20 Mar 1937  
APO D C F Good 20 Mar 1937  
APO C L Hullock 20 Mar 1937  
APO D Marshall 20 Mar 1937  
APO J Paine 20 Mar 1937  
APO K R Rogers 20 Mar 1937  
APO W B Wright 20 Mar 1937  
APO W S Barton 20 Mar 1937  
APO R A Couchman 20 Mar 1937  
APO F G Dutton 20 Mar 1937  
APO G Harries 20 Mar 1937  
APO L H McFarlane 20 Mar 1937  
APO D W Reacher 20 Mar 1937  
APO H M Selwyn 20 Mar 1937  
APO J R Bland 20 Mar 1937  
APO M J Brady 20 Mar 1937  
APO H G Muller 20 Mar 1937  
APO G Packe 20 Mar 1937  
APO D D Pryde 20 Mar 1937  
APO R E Smissen 20 Mar 1937  
APO P R Barr 20 Mar 1937  
APO I N Bonard 20 Mar 1937  
APO J T Heath 20 Mar 1937  
APO R Moseby 20 Mar 1937  
APO D F A McBain 20 Mar 1937  
APO P L Burke 20 Mar 1937  
APO J A D Sturges 20 Mar 1937  
APO P D Dear 20 Mar 1937  
APO W P Green 20 Mar 1937  
APO E V Hulbert 20 Mar 1937  
APO J Adams 20 Mar 1937  
APO P J R Kitchen 20 Mar 1937  
APO J H Newberry 20 Mar 1937  
APO S A Peacock 20 Mar 1937  
APO R Sawrey-Cookson 20 Mar 1937  
APO P L Dakeyne 20 Mar 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Peterborough Training Command/No 23 (Training) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt A Shekleton 16 Dec 1935 Officer Commanding, DSO, OBE
Sqn Ldr C R Strudwick  2 Dec 1935
Sqn Ldr E H M David 30 Nov 1936
Sqn Ldr T H Moon 26 Jun 1937 Engineer duties
Sqn Ldr A C Mitchell 10 Jan 1938
Flt Lt R G C Arnold 26 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt O A Morris  6 Apr 1935  
Flt Lt A Threapleton  6 Nov 1937  
Flt Lt H R Allen  3 Jul 1937 Armament duties
Flt Lt J J Watts 13 Dec 1937  
Fg Off W L Stedman  6 Apr 1936  
Flt Lt H S Darley 22 Mar 1937  
Flt Lt G R Howie  6 Nov 1937  
Flt Lt

Fred Rump

19 Mar 1938 later A/Cdre
Fg Off B G Morris 16 Aug 1937  
Fg Off S G Pritchard 26 Apr 1937  
Fg Off Albert A F Hickman  9 Jun 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off H Stringer 24 May 1937  
Plt Off J A Coltart  1 Jun 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off K J McDonald  6 Jan 1938 Navigation duties
Plt Off J H White  1 Jun 1938  
Flt Lt J E Preston   Adjutant, RAFO
Fg Off G E E Singleton   Assistant to CFI, RAFO
Fg Off E W Fenton   Advanced Training Sqn, RAFO
Capt (Ret) J R Gifford   Assistant Adjutant, MBE, MC

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13 Airmen Pilots

Equipment Officers
Sqn Ldr (Ret) J H Dale    
Capt (Ret) G Barrett    
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt H A Murton  2 Dec 1935  
Pay-Lt (Ret) I C Martin   RN
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr R L C Fisher 13 Feb 1938 MB, BCh, DOMS
Dental Branch
Flt Lt L C Bellsham-Revell 31 Jan 1938 LDS
Commissioned Engineer Officers
Fg Off J Bradshaw 17 Jun 1937  
Fg Off M W Moore 29 Jul 1937  
Education Officer
Capt D R McWhinnie  1 Sep 1937 Grade III, AFRAeS
Warrant Officers
WO A E Bell 25 Feb 1937  
WO C H Stone  2 Dec 1935  
WO A S Summers  2 Jan 1936  
WO A J Huggard 15 Jun 1937  
WO J M Kavanagh  5 Nov 1937  

UNDER INSTRUCTION

Plt Off G de L Harvie 25 Oct 1937  
Plt Off P D Walker 25 Oct 1937  
APO P S Q Anderson 24 Oct 1937  
APO L J Ashfield 24 Oct 1937  
APO R A Barker 24 Oct 1937  
APO E G Barrow 24 Oct 1937  
APO W A Blake 24 Oct 1937  
APO H E Broadsmith 24 Oct 1937  
APO J A H Cooper 24 Oct 1937  
APO H D S Dunford-Wood 24 Oct 1937  
APO H  Innes 24 Oct 1937  
APO C N McVeigh 24 Oct 1937  
APO G B Mitchell 24 Oct 1937  
APO J W Oliver 24 Oct 1937  
APO A S L Owensmith 24 Oct 1937  
APO O A G Oxley 24 Oct 1937  
APO I G Shaw 24 Oct 1937  
APO R K F Bell-Irving 24 Oct 1937  
APO G E Bould 24 Oct 1937  
APO A A M Dawbarn 24 Oct 1937  
APO E B Liddell 24 Oct 1937  
APO P H M Richey 17 Nov 1937  
APO W E Bowden  5 Mar 1938  
APO D A Garner  5 Mar 1938  
APO J E Hibbert  5 Mar 1938  
APO E C Minchinton  5 Mar 1938  
APO H Morgan-Gray  5 Mar 1938  
APO C E L Powell  5 Mar 1938  
APO W Shaw  5 Mar 1938  
APO A MacC Stott  5 Mar 1938  
APO R E Hunter  5 Mar 1938  
APO L L Appleton  5 Mar 1938  
APO K R Butler  5 Mar 1938  
APO E Cassidy  5 Mar 1938  
APO D E de la Hoyde  5 Mar 1938  
APO P E Dodson  5 Mar 1938  
APO J B Ensor  5 Mar 1938  
APO A S B Godrich  5 Mar 1938  
APO J B Golden  5 Mar 1938  
APO D C Hellard  5 Mar 1938  
APO S W Jarvis  5 Mar 1938  
APO L L Jones  5 Mar 1938  
APO J O C Kercher  5 Mar 1938  
APO D A T Millikin  5 Mar 1938  
APO G V Nicholls  5 Mar 1938  
APO L O O'Neill  5 Mar 1938  
APO D H Walsh  5 Mar 1938  
APO C A Weeks  5 Mar 1938  
APO M A L Williams  5 Mar 1938  
APO

Charles V Winn

 5 Mar 1938 later AVM
APO D N Walton 11 Mar 1938  
APO W C Turner  9 Mar 1938  
APO J N Kentish 12 Mar 1938  
APO P C D Eaton  5 Mar 1938  
APO J Browning 10 Mar 1938  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Peterborough Training Command/No 23 (Training) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt A Shekleton 16 Dec 1935 Officer Commanding, DSO, OBE
Sqn Ldr E H M David 30 Nov 1936
Sqn Ldr T H Moon 26 Jun 1937 Engineer duties
Sqn Ldr D McC Gordon 22 Sep 1938
Sqn Ldr R G C Arnold 26 Apr 1937
Sqn Ldr O A Morris  6 Apr 1935
Flt Lt A Threapleton  6 Nov 1937  
Flt Lt H R Allen  3 Jul 1937 Armament duties
Flt Lt J J Watts 13 Dec 1937  
Fg Off W L Stedman  6 Apr 1936  
Flt Lt

Fred Rump

19 Mar 1938 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt S G Pritchard 26 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt J A H Tuck 23 Jul 1938  
Fg Off C F King 16 Jul 1938  
Fg Off J H White  1 Jun 1938  
Fg Off J A Coltart  1 Jun 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off H Stringer 24 May 1937  
Plt Off P S Q Andersen  7 Oct 1938  
Flt Lt J E Preston   Adjutant, RAFO
Fg Off G E E Singleton   Assistant to CFI, RAFO
Fg Off E W Fenton   Advanced Training Sqn, RAFO
Capt (Ret) A C Clayton   Assistant Adjutant
Fg Off R C Pretty   Assistant Adjutant, RAFO
Capt (Ret) J R Gifford   Assistant Adjutant, MBE, MC
Equipment Officers
Sqn Ldr (Ret) J H Dale    
Capt (Ret) G Barrett    
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt H A Murton  2 Dec 1935  
Maj (Ret) G J B E Massy   MC
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr R L C Fisher 13 Feb 1938 MB, BCh, DOMS
Commissioned Engineer Officers
Fg Off J Bradshaw 17 Jun 1937  
Fg Off M W Moore 29 Jul 1937  
Education Officer
Capt D R McWhinnie  1 Sep 1937 Grade III, AFRAeS
Warrant Officers
WO A E Bell 25 Feb 1937  
WO C H Stone  2 Dec 1935  
WO E W Franklin 26 Aug 1938  
WO J M Kavanagh  5 Nov 1937  
WO W I Waters 20 Nov 1935  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Peterborough Training Command/No 23 (Training) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt A Shekleton 16 Dec 1935 Officer Commanding, DSO, OBE
Sqn Ldr T H Moon 26 Jun 1937 Engineer duties
Sqn Ldr D McC Gordon 22 Sep 1938
Sqn Ldr O A Morris  6 Apr 1935
Flt Lt H R Allen  3 Jul 1937 Armament duties
Flt Lt J J Watts 13 Dec 1937  
Flt Lt S G Pritchard 26 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt J A H Tuck 23 Jul 1938  
Fg Off W L Stedman  6 Apr 1936  
Act Flt Lt C F King 16 Jul 1938  
Fg Off John W Bayley 18 Jan 1939 later A/Cdre
Fg Off J H White  1 Jun 1938  
Fg Off J A Coltart  1 Jun 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off H Stringer 24 May 1937  
Plt Off P S Q Andersen  7 Oct 1938  
Plt Off D W Gathercole 23 Dec 1938  
Flt Lt J E Preston   Adjutant, RAFO
Fg Off E W Fenton   Advanced Training Sqn, RAFO
Capt (Ret) A C Clayton   Assistant Adjutant
Fg Off R C Pretty   Assistant Adjutant, RAFO
Equipment Officers
Sqn Ldr (Ret) J H Dale    
Capt (Ret) G Barrett    
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt H A Murton  2 Dec 1935  
Maj (Ret) G J B E Massy   MC
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr R L C Fisher 13 Feb 1938 MB, BCh, DOMS
Commissioned Engineer Officers
Fg Off J Bradshaw 17 Jun 1937  
Fg Off M W Moore 29 Jul 1937  
Education Officer
Capt D R McWhinnie  1 Sep 1937 Grade III, AFRAeS
Warrant Officers
WO A E Bell 25 Feb 1937  
WO C H Stone  2 Dec 1935  
WO E W Franklin 26 Aug 1938  
WO J M Kavanagh  5 Nov 1937  
WO W I Waters 20 Nov 1935  
WO A R Glading 30 Dec 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Peterborough Training Command/No 23 (Training) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt A Shekleton 16 Dec 1935 Officer Commanding, DSO, OBE
Sqn Ldr T H Moon 26 Jun 1937 Engineer duties
Sqn Ldr D McC Gordon 22 Sep 1938
Sqn Ldr O A Morris  6 Apr 1935
Sqn Ldr H R Allen  3 Jul 1937 Armament duties
Sqn Ldr W L Stedman  6 Apr 1936  
Flt Lt H de C A Woodhouse 27 Mar 1939  
Flt Lt S G Pritchard 26 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt J A H Tuck 23 Jul 1938  
Flt Lt M D Edwards 27 Mar 1939 RCAF
Act Flt Lt C F King 16 Jul 1938  
Act Flt Lt H Stringer 24 May 1937  
Fg Off John W Bayley 18 Jan 1939 later A/Cdre
Fg Off J H White  1 Jun 1938  
Fg Off J A Coltart  1 Jun 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off P S Q Andersen  7 Oct 1938  
Plt Off D W Gathercole 23 Dec 1938  
Plt Off E B Morse 16 Feb 1939 Navigation duties
Plt Off W J M Longmore 27 Mar 1939  
Flt Lt J E Preston   Adjutant, RAFO
Capt (Ret) A C Clayton   Assistant Adjutant
Fg Off A H Jones   Assistant Adjutant, RAFO
Fg Off G Baker   Assistant Adjutant, RAFO
Equipment Branch
Plt Off B G Dickenson    
Sqn Ldr (Ret) J H Dale    
Capt (Ret) G Barrett    
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt H A Murton  2 Dec 1935  
Maj (Ret) G J B E Massy   MC
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr R L C Fisher 13 Feb 1938 MB, BCh, DOMS
Commissioned Engineer Officers
Fg Off M W Moore 29 Jul 1937  
Education Officer
Capt D R McWhinnie  1 Sep 1937 Grade III, AFRAeS
Warrant Officers
WO A E Bell 25 Feb 1937  
WO C H Stone  2 Dec 1935  
WO E W Franklin 26 Aug 1938  
WO J M Kavanagh  5 Nov 1937  
WO W I Waters 20 Nov 1935  
WO A R Glading 30 Dec 1938  
WO F A Davie 21 Mar 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

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