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School of General Reconnaissance Personnel and locations


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

This was formed at RAF Thorney Island on 4 April 1938 within No 17 (Training) Group and assumed the training of navigation and reconnaissance for Coastal Command crews.

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Anson I RAF Thorney Island Coastal Command/No 17 (Training) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr G H Harrison  4 Apr 1938 Officer Commanding, DFC
Sqn Ldr J E Allen  4 Apr 1938
Sqn Ldr

Reginald L Mills

 4 Apr 1938 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt J N McAuley  4 Apr 1938  
Flt Lt W P Welch  4 Apr 1938 Navigation duties
Flt Lt P W Bale  4 Apr 1938 Navigation duties
Flt Lt P A McWhannell  4 Apr 1938 Navigation duties
Flt Lt F C Scott  4 Apr 1938  
Flt Lt T I Davies  4 Apr 1938  
Fg Off J R Leggate  4 Apr 1938  
Fg Off E W Martin  4 Apr 1938  
Fg Off T M Evans  4 Apr 1938  
Fg Off P D R Hutchings  4 Apr 1938 AFC
Plt Off W G Craddock  4 Apr 1938  
Plt Off H F Cox  4 Apr 1938  
Plt Off J G P Greenwood  4 Apr 1938  
Plt Off C E A Garton  4 Apr 1938  
Plt Off D C Pritchard  4 Apr 1938  
Plt Off M O Scott  4 Apr 1938  
Plt Off K W C Bindloss  4 Apr 1938  
Sqn Ldr L G Martin   RAFO
Flt Lt (Ret) F C Langley    

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9 Airmen Pilots

UNDER INSTRUCTION
Wg Cdr H W Evans  4 Apr 1938  
Flt Lt V E Hancock  4 Apr 1938 RAAF
Plt Off W D L Filson Young  4 Apr 1938  
Plt Off W V Gordon  4 Apr 1938  
Plt Off P R Hutfield  4 Apr 1938  
Plt Off J D Middleton  4 Apr 1938  
Plt Off P R M Williams  4 Apr 1938  
Plt Off Kenneth V Garside  4 Apr 1938 later AVM
Plt Off Robert E Craven  4 Apr 1938 later AM
Plt Off G R Leatherbarrow  4 Apr 1938  
APO L E Ellis  4 Apr 1938  
APO S M Farries  4 Apr 1938  
APO David C McKinley  4 Apr 1938 later AVM
APO H C Bailey  4 Apr 1938  
APO W H Flint  4 Apr 1938  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Anson I RAF Thorney Island Coastal Command/No 17 (Training) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr G H Harrison  4 Apr 1938 Officer Commanding, DFC
Sqn Ldr J E Allen  4 Apr 1938
Sqn Ldr

Reginald L Mills

 4 Apr 1938 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr W P Welch  4 Apr 1938 Navigation duties
Flt Lt P W Bale  4 Apr 1938 Navigation duties
Flt Lt P A McWhannell  4 Apr 1938 Navigation duties
Flt Lt F C Scott  4 Apr 1938  
Flt Lt J R Leggate  4 Apr 1938  
Act Flt Lt E W Martin  4 Apr 1938  
Act Flt Lt T M Evans  4 Apr 1938  
Fg Off P D R Hutchings  4 Apr 1938 AFC
Fg Off

John B Russell

10 Jun 1938 later AVM
Fg Off B E Dobb 10 Jun 1938  
Plt Off E C Lilburn 26 Jul 1938  
Plt Off H F Cox  4 Apr 1938  
Plt Off J G P Greenwood  4 Apr 1938  
Plt Off C E A Garton  4 Apr 1938  
Plt Off D C Pritchard  4 Apr 1938  
Plt Off M O Scott  4 Apr 1938  
Plt Off J W Monk  6 Jul 1938  
Plt Off R H Thompson 19 Sep 1938  
Sqn Ldr L G Martin   RAFO
Flt Lt (Ret) F C Langley    
Lt Cdr W P Phillips   late RNR
UNDER INSTRUCTION
Plt Off F MacD Hunter 22 Jun 1938  
Plt Off D R C Bevan-Jones 30 Jul 1938  
Plt Off G H M Pirie 30 Jul 1938  
Plt Off W M Bisdee    
Plt Off R Thomas 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off P J Dundee 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off W H Hankin 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off V M P Pam 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off E Brand 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off E C Minchinton 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off G V Nicholls 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off

David B Fitzpatrick

17 Sep 1938 later A/Cdre
Plt Off A W K Watson 26 Sep 1938  
Plt Off J B Fleming 29 Oct 1938  
Plt Off E M Pain 29 Oct 1938  
APO A H Barnes 20 Aug 1938  
APO L L Jones 17 Sep 1938  
APO G W Sutton 29 Oct 1938  
APO C E W Erison 29 Oct 1938  
APO A Frame 29 Oct 1938  
APO L M Whetham 29 Oct 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Anson I RAF Thorney Island Coastal Command/No 17 (Training) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr G H Harrison  4 Apr 1938 Officer Commanding, DFC
Sqn Ldr J E Allen  4 Apr 1938
Sqn Ldr

Reginald L Mills

 4 Apr 1938 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt P W Bale  4 Apr 1938 Navigation duties
Flt Lt P A McWhannell  4 Apr 1938 Navigation duties
Flt Lt G A V Clayton  1 Nov 1938  
Flt Lt E L F Meynell 30 Jan 1939 Navigation duties
Act Flt Lt E W Martin  4 Apr 1938  
Act Flt Lt T M Evans  4 Apr 1938  
Fg Off P D R Hutchings  4 Apr 1938 AFC
Fg Off

John B Russell

10 Jun 1938 later AVM
Fg Off B E Dobb 10 Jun 1938  
Fg Off E C Lilburn 26 Jul 1938  
Fg Off C E A Garton  4 Apr 1938  
Fg Off H F Cox  4 Apr 1938  
Fg Off D C Pritchard  4 Apr 1938  
Fg Off M O Scott  4 Apr 1938  
Plt Off J G P Greenwood  4 Apr 1938  
Plt Off R H Thompson 19 Sep 1938  
Sqn Ldr L G Martin   RAFO
Flt Lt (Ret) F C Langley    
Lt Cdr W P Phillips   late RNR
UNDER INSTRUCTION
Fg Off P G Heath 30 Jan 1939  
Plt Off W M Bisdee 12 Dec 1938  
Plt Off J B Fleming 29 Oct 1938  
Plt Off P D Parry Jones 12 Dec 1938  
Plt Off J E R Hayter 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off J A Holmes 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off E A Johnston 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off I N M Macdonald 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off H A B Porteus 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off H N Garbutt 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off G W Sutton 29 Oct 1938  
Plt Off C E W Erison 29 Oct 1938  
Plt Off A Frame 29 Oct 1938  
Plt Off E M Pain 29 Oct 1938  
APO L M Whetham 29 Oct 1938  
APO S C Romer 13 Jan 1939  
APO J A Turner 14 Jan 1939  
APO F G Foot  4 Mar 1939  
APO T P Gibson  4 Mar 1939  
APO M A L Smith  4 Mar 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Anson I RAF Thorney Island Coastal Command/No 17 (Training) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr G H Harrison  4 Apr 1938 Officer Commanding, DFC
Sqn Ldr J E Allen  4 Apr 1938
Sqn Ldr

Reginald L Mills

 4 Apr 1938 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr P W Bale  4 Apr 1938 Navigation duties
Flt Lt P A McWhannell  4 Apr 1938 Navigation duties
Flt Lt G A V Clayton  1 Nov 1938  
Flt Lt E L F Meynell 30 Jan 1939 Navigation duties
Flt Lt E W Martin  4 Apr 1938  
Act Flt Lt T M Evans  4 Apr 1938  
Fg Off P D R Hutchings  4 Apr 1938 AFC
Fg Off

John B Russell

10 Jun 1938 later AVM
Fg Off B E Dobb 10 Jun 1938  
Fg Off E C Lilburn 26 Jul 1938  
Fg Off C E A Garton  4 Apr 1938  
Fg Off H F Cox  4 Apr 1938  
Fg Off D C Pritchard  4 Apr 1938  
Fg Off M O Scott  4 Apr 1938  
Plt Off J G P Greenwood  4 Apr 1938  
Plt Off R H Thompson 19 Sep 1938  
Sqn Ldr L G Martin   RAFO
Flt Lt (Ret) F C Langley    
Lt Cdr W P Phillips   late RNR
UNDER INSTRUCTION
Fg Off P G Heath 30 Jan 1939  
Plt Off W M Bisdee 12 Dec 1938  
Plt Off J B Fleming 29 Oct 1938  
Plt Off P D Parry Jones 12 Dec 1938  
Plt Off J E R Hayter 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off J A Holmes 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off E A Johnston 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off I N M Macdonald 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off H A B Porteus 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off H N Garbutt 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off G W Sutton 29 Oct 1938  
Plt Off C E W Erison 29 Oct 1938  
Plt Off A Frame 29 Oct 1938  
Plt Off E M Pain 29 Oct 1938  
Plt Off S C Romer 13 Jan 1939  
Plt Off H W Lamond 29 Mar 1939  
Plt Off W S Rea 29 Mar 1939  
APO L M Whetham 29 Oct 1938  
APO J A Turner 14 Jan 1939  
APO F G Foot  4 Mar 1939  
APO T P Gibson  4 Mar 1939  
APO M A L Smith  4 Mar 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

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