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No 9 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


[May 1924 | Jan 1925 | Feb 1925 | Mar 1925 | Apr 1925 | May 1925 | Jun 1925 | Jul 1925 | Mar 1926 | Jul 1926 | Dec 1926 | Jul 1927 | Jul 1928 | Sep 1928 | Jul 1929 | Jul 1930 | Aug 1930 | Sep 1930 | Oct 1930 | Nov 1930 | Dec 1930 | Jul 1931 | Jul 1932 | Jul 1933 | Jan 1934 | Jul 1934 | Jul 1935 | Jul 1936 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Reformed at RAF Upavon on 1 April 1924 before moving to Manston on 30 April

May 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vimy RAF Upavon, Wiltshire Inland Area/No 1 Group

Vimy

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John C Quinnell 23 Apr 1924 DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Gilbert Martyn  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Charles A Horn  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off James N D Anderson  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Hugh C Davies  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Maurice W J Boxall  1 Apr 1924  
Plt Off John W New  1 Apr 1924  
Plt Off Edger A McKinley-Hay  1 Apr 1924  

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1 Airman Pilot

Stores Branch
Fg Off Percy H Wynne-Burt  1 Apr 1924  

Source -May 1924 Air Force List

January 1925

Source - January 1925 Air Force List

February 1925

Source - February 1925 Air Force List

March 1925

Source - March 1925 Air Force List

April 1925

Source - April 1925 Air Force List

May 1925

Source - May 1925 Air Force List

June 1925

Source - June 1925 Air Force List

July 1925

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vimy

Vickers Virginia IV, V & VI

RAF Manston, Kent Inland Area/No 1 Group

 

Virginia II

Virginia IV

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

William J M Guilfoyle

19 Jan 1925 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Albert P V Daly

 1 Aug 1924
Flt Lt

Eric B Grenfell

30 Mar 1925 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Victor R Gibbs  1 Apr 1924 DSC
Flt Lt Gilbert Martyn  1 Apr 1924  
Flt Lt William H Markham 23 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Charles A Horn  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Arthur Neeson  5 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Graeme F Blackburn 19 Oct 1924  
Fg Off Leslie G Nixon  4 Feb 1925  
Fg Off James N D Anderson  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Hugh C Davies  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Alfred Haines  9 Oct 1924  
Fg Off Charles F Roupell 15 May 1924  
Fg Off Gilbert S White 27 May 1925  
Fg Off Patrick G Chichester 14 Jul 1924  
Plt Off Eric A C Bushell 11 Jun 1924  
Plt Off Edger A McKinley-Hay  1 Apr 1924  
Plt Off Angus D McDowell 16 Feb 1925  
Plt Off Richard H Barlow 31 Jul 1924  

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4 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Percy H Wynne-Burt  1 Apr 1924  
Accountant
Fg Off Frederick C Chalmers  5 Feb 1925  
Under Instruction
Flt Lt Evelyn R Whitehouse 20 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Eric C Dearth  1 May 1925  
Plt Off Charles D Shearing 16 Feb 1925  
Plt Off Patrick Clavell-Blount 31 Mar 1925  
Plt Off Seymour A B Harries 31 Mar 1925  
Plt Off Thomas H Rowlands 31 Mar 1925  

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

March 1926

 

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Virginia IV, V & VI RAF Manston, Kent Inland Area/No 1 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

William J M Guilfoyle

19 Jan 1925 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Albert P V Daly

 1 Aug 1924
Flt Lt Victor R Gibbs  1 Apr 1924 DSC
Flt Lt William H Markham 23 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Charles A Horn  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Arthur Neeson  5 Dec 1924  
Fg Off William F Warner  1 Feb 1926  
Fg Off Leslie G Nixon  4 Feb 1925  
Fg Off James N D Anderson  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Alfred Haines  9 Oct 1924  
Fg Off Patrick G Chichester 14 Jul 1924  
Fg Off Angus D McDowell 16 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Richard H Barlow 31 Jul 1924  
Plt Off James A C Florence 12 Oct 1925  
Plt Off Arthur H Frost 12 Oct 1925  
Plt Off Ernest B C Groner 17 Aug 1925  
Plt Off Christopher W Switzer 17 Aug 1925  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Plt Off Edward J Fishenden 17 Nov 1925  
Accountant
Fg Off Frederick C Chalmers  5 Feb 1925  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Virginia IV, VI & VII

RAF Manston, Kent ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Vivian Gaskell-Blackburn 28 Feb 1926 Officer Commanding (Designate), DSC, AFC
Sqn Ldr

William J M Guilfoyle

19 Jan 1925 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Albert P V Daly

 1 Aug 1924
Sqn Ldr Dirk Cloete 18 Jun 1926 MC, AFC
Flt Lt

Walter F Anderson

 1 Apr 1926 DSO, DFC
Flt Lt Victor R Gibbs  1 Apr 1924 DSC
Flt Lt William H Markham 23 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Charles A Horn  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Arthur Neeson  5 Dec 1924  
Fg Off William F Warner  1 Feb 1926  
Fg Off Leslie G Nixon  4 Feb 1925  
Fg Off James N D Anderson  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Alfred Haines  9 Oct 1924  
Fg Off Patrick G Chichester 14 Jul 1924  
Fg Off Richard H Barlow 31 Jul 1924  
Fg Off Christopher W Switzer 17 Aug 1925  
Fg Off James A C Florence 12 Oct 1925  
Plt Off Arthur H Frost 12 Oct 1925  
Plt Off Douglas W Gibbon 15 Feb 1926  
Plt Off Arthur V Harvey 15 Jun 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Wilfred T Jones 29 Jun 1926  

-

7 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Plt Off Edward J Fishenden 17 Nov 1925  
Accountant
Fg Off Frederick C Chalmers  5 Feb 1925

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

 

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Virginia IV, VI & VII RAF Manston, Kent ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Vivian Gaskell-Blackburn 28 Feb 1926 Officer Commanding (Designate), DSC, AFC
Sqn Ldr Dirk Cloete 18 Jun 1926 MC, AFC
Flt Lt

Walter F Anderson

 1 Apr 1926 DSO, DFC
Flt Lt Victor R Gibbs  1 Apr 1924 DSC
Flt Lt William H Markham 23 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Edwin S Osborn 29 Oct 1926 Signals Duties
Fg Off Leslie G Nixon  4 Feb 1925  
Fg Off James N D Anderson  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Alfred Haines  9 Oct 1924 Armament Duties
Fg Off Patrick G Chichester 14 Jul 1924  
Fg Off Richard H Barlow 31 Jul 1924 Photographic Duties
Fg Off James A C Florence 12 Oct 1925  
Plt Off Douglas W Gibbon 15 Feb 1926  
Plt Off Arthur V Harvey 15 Jun 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off John L Adams  9 Nov 1926  
Plt Off John F Dowdeswell  9 Nov 1926  
Plt Off Richard H Winn  9 Nov 1926  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Francis R Lines 23 Jun 1926
Plt Off Edward J Fishenden 17 Nov 1925  

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Virginia VII, VIII & IX

RAF Manston, Kent ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

Virginia VIII

Virginia IX

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Cecil C Durston 29 Dec 1926 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr

Alan Lees

 5 Jan 1927 later AM
Sqn Ldr Eric D Johnson 10 Jun 1927 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Victor R Gibbs  1 Apr 1924 DSC
Flt Lt William H Markham 23 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Thomas J E Thornton 28 Mar 1927 Signals duties
Fg Off Leslie G Nixon  4 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Alfred Haines  9 Oct 1924 Armament duties
Fg Off Patrick G Chichester 14 Jul 1924  
Fg Off Richard H Barlow 31 Jul 1924  
Fg Off Arthur V Harvey 15 Jun 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off John L Adams  9 Nov 1926  
Plt Off Richard H Winn  9 Nov 1926  
Plt Off Willian C Cooper 11 Dec 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Thomas C Dickens 11 Dec 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Charles W Dicken 11 Dec 1926 later A/Cdre

-

9 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Francis R Lines 23 Jun 1926  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off John E Gregson 18 Jan 1927
Under Instruction
Plt Off Geoffrey H Godwin 26 Apr 1927
Plt Off Leonard T Carruthers  1 Sep 1926
Plt Off Thomas H Downes  1 Sep 1926

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Virginia VII & IX

RAF Manston, Kent ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Cecil C Durston 29 Dec 1926 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr

Harry Stewart

15 Mar 1928  
Flt Lt

John L Kirby

 6 Jul 1927 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Albert G Thackray

26 Apr 1928  
Flt Lt Alfred Haines  9 Oct 1924 Armament duties
Fg Off Thomas J E Thornton 28 Mar 1927 Signals duties
Fg Off Charles H Ratcliffe 19 Aug 1927  
Fg Off Patrick G Chichester 14 Jul 1924  
Fg Off Arthur V Harvey 15 Jun 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Geoffrey H Godwin 26 Apr 1927  
Fg Off Kenneth E Parker 21 Jun 1927  
Fg Off Arnold A Rumsey 21 Jun 1927  
Fg Off Thomas H Downes  1 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Leonard T Carruthers  1 Sep 1926  
Plt Off John L Adams  9 Nov 1926  
Plt Off Willian C Cooper 11 Dec 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Charles W Dicken 11 Dec 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off John E Allen 17 Dec 1927  

-

7 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Plt Off Alan H E Frost 20 Apr 1928  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off Vernon H Lewis 17 Jan 1928

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Virginia VII & IX RAF Manston, Kent ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Cecil C Durston 29 Dec 1926 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr

Harry Stewart

15 Mar 1928  
Flt Lt

John L Kirby

 6 Jul 1927 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Albert G Thackray

26 Apr 1928  
Flt Lt Alfred Haines  9 Oct 1924 Armament duties
Fg Off Thomas J E Thornton 28 Mar 1927 Signals duties
Fg Off John R Brown 11 Aug 1928 Signals duties, DFC
Fg Off Charles H Ratcliffe 19 Aug 1927  
Fg Off Patrick G Chichester 14 Jul 1924  
Fg Off Arthur V Harvey 15 Jun 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Geoffrey H Godwin 26 Apr 1927  
Fg Off Kenneth E Parker 21 Jun 1927  
Fg Off Arnold A Rumsey 21 Jun 1927  
Fg Off Thomas H Downes  1 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Leonard T Carruthers  1 Sep 1926  
Fg Off John L Adams  9 Nov 1926  
Fg Off Willian C Cooper 11 Dec 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Charles W Dicken 11 Dec 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Maurice G R Harris 18 Jun 1928  
Plt Off Leonard W W Modley 18 Jun 1928  
Plt Off Alexander P Miller 17 Aug 1928  
Plt Off John E Allen 17 Dec 1927  

-

7 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Plt Off Alan H E Frost 20 Apr 1928  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off Vernon H Lewis 17 Jan 1928

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Virginia VII, IX & X

RAF Manston, Kent ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr William V Strugnell  1 Sep 1928 Officer Commanding, MC
Sqn Ldr

Harry Stewart

15 Mar 1928  
Sqn Ldr John A Sadler 24 Mar 1929  
Flt Lt

John L Kirby

 6 Jul 1927 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Albert G Thackray

26 Apr 1928 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Kenneth C McKenzie 22 Feb 1929 Signals duties, MBE
Fg Off John H Parry 14 Nov 1928  
Fg Off Arthur V Harvey 15 Jun 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Thomas H Downes  1 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Leonard T Carruthers  1 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Willian C Cooper 11 Dec 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Leonard W W Modley 18 Jun 1928  
Fg Off Maurice G R Harris 18 Jun 1928  
Fg Off Alexander P Miller 17 Aug 1928  
Plt Off Hector G Hamilton  9 Dec 1928  
Plt Off John E Allen 17 Dec 1927  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Accountant Branch
Plt Off Vernon H Lewis 17 Jan 1928

 

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Virginia IX & X

RAF Manston, Kent ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr William V Strugnell  1 Sep 1928 Officer Commanding, MC
Sqn Ldr Ryder Young 18 Nov 1929  
Sqn Ldr John A Sadler 24 Mar 1929  
Flt Lt Robert C Savery 10May 1930 DFC
Flt Lt Charles F Toogood  2 May 1930  
Flt Lt

Albert G Thackray

26 Apr 1928 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Kenneth C McKenzie 22 Feb 1929 Signals duties, MBE
Fg Off Thomas H Downes  1 Sep 1926 Armament duties
Fg Off Leonard T Carruthers  1 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Willian C Cooper 11 Dec 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Alexander P Miller 17 Aug 1928  
Fg Off Hector G Hamilton  9 Dec 1928  
Fg Off Dennis L Iremonger 15 Jun 1929  
Plt Off Ronald C A Brooke-Beer 12 Feb 1930  
Plt Off Frederick R W Goad 12 Feb 1930  
Plt Off Vivian R Moon 12 Feb 1930  
Plt Off William R A Matheson  1 Apr 1930  
Plt Off Lionel F H Orr  1 Apr 1930  

-

0 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

August 1930

Source - August 1930 Air Force List

September 1930

Source - September 1930 Air Force List

October 1930

Source - October 1930 Air Force List

November 1930

Source - November 1930 Air Force List

December 1930

Source - December 1930 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
26 Nov 1930 Boscombe Down

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Virginia IX & X

RAF Boscombe Down, Wiltshire ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Frederick W Stent  4 Jan 1931 Officer Commanding, MC
Sqn Ldr

Francis J Linnell

20 Oct 1930  OBE; later AM
Sqn Ldr Eric J D Routh 14 Apr 1931  
Flt Lt Robert C Savery 10May 1930 DFC
Flt Lt Charles F Toogood  2 May 1930  
Flt Lt Henry C V Jolleff 19 Jan 1931  
Fg Off Thomas H Downes  1 Sep 1926 Armament duties
Fg Off Leonard T Carruthers  1 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Denis Dickson 25 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Hector G Hamilton  9 Dec 1928  
Fg Off Vivian R Moon 12 Feb 1930  
Fg Off Ronald C A Brooke-Beer 12 Feb 1930  
Fg Off William R A Matheson  1 Apr 1930  
Fg Off Reuben M Nobleton 13 Aug 1930  
Fg Off Christopher P F Alderson  8 Oct 1930  
Fg Off George W Lawson  8 Oct 1930  
Plt Off Desmond J Alvey 23 Dec 1930  
Plt Off Leslie E Dalrymple 23 Dec 1930  
Plt Off Lionel W V Jennens 23 Dec 1930  
Plt Off John G Masefield  7 Dec 1930  
Plt Off Francis G L Bain  1 Feb 1931  
Plt Off Martin P Price  1 Feb 1931  
Plt Off Albert H Button 22 Sep 1930  

-

9 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Virginia X

RAF Boscombe Down, Wiltshire ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Frederick W Stent  4 Jan 1931 Officer Commanding, MC
Sqn Ldr Victor R Scriven 25 Jul 1931 AFC
Sqn Ldr Eric J D Routh 14 Apr 1931  
Flt Lt Charles R Strudwick  7 Mar 1932  
Flt Lt Charles F Toogood  2 May 1930  
Flt Lt Frank E Nuttall 12 Oct 1931  
Flt Lt Henry C V Jolleff 19 Jan 1931  
Fg Off John J Owen 15 Nov 1931 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off William R A Matheson  1 Apr 1930  
Fg Off Reuben M Nobleton 13 Aug 1930  
Fg Off John  L C Banks 23 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Leslie E Dalrymple 23 Dec 1930  
Fg Off Lionel W V Jennens 23 Dec 1930  
Fg Off John G Masefield  7 Dec 1930  
Fg Off Francis G L Bain  1 Feb 1931  
Fg Off Roger B Brown 23 Jun 1931  
Fg Off William M Rankin 27 Apr 1932  
Plt Off William D Dennehy 29 Dec 1931  
Plt Off Derek G W Somerville 26 Sep 1931  

-

10 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Virginia X

RAF Boscombe Down, Wiltshire ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Athol W Mylne 

19 Feb 1933 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Eric J D Routh 14 Apr 1931  
Sqn Ldr

Eric B Grenfell

 1 May 1933 AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

William M Yool

27 Apr 1933 later AVM
Flt Lt Charles R Strudwick  7 Mar 1932  
Flt Lt Frank E Nuttall 12 Oct 1931  
Fg Off John J Owen 15 Nov 1931 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off John  L C Banks 23 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Leslie E Dalrymple 23 Dec 1930  
Fg Off Francis G L Bain  1 Feb 1931  
Fg Off Derek G W Somerville 26 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Robert H Page 14 Feb 1933  
Plt Off Herbert Y Humphreys 23 Jul 1932  
Plt Off Horace P Burwood 23 Jul 1932  
Plt Off Mark Hastings 17 Dec 1932  
Plt Off Eric J Palmer 30 Mar 1933  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Charles J Dolby 15 Dec 1932  

-

8 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Virginia X RAF Boscombe Down, Wiltshire ADGB/Western Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Athol W Mylne 

19 Feb 1933 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Colin S Richardson 20 Nov 1933 MBE
Sqn Ldr

Eric B Grenfell

 1 May 1933 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John F A Day  1 Nov 1933 AFC
Flt Lt Charles R Strudwick  7 Mar 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt Frank E Nuttall 12 Oct 1931  
Fg Off John J Owen 15 Nov 1931 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off John  L C Banks 23 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Francis G L Bain  1 Feb 1931  
Fg Off Robert H Page 14 Feb 1933  
Plt Off John B Altham 28 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Horace P Burwood 23 Jul 1932  
Plt Off Alexander F Hamilton 20 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Irwin J McGhie 20 Aug 1933  
Plt Off James Buchanan 16 Sep 1933  
Plt Off Geoffrey N Amison 16 Sep 1933  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Charles J Dolby 15 Dec 1932  

-

8 Airman Pilots

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Virginia X

RAF Boscombe Down, Wiltshire ADGB/Western Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Athol W Mylne 

19 Feb 1933 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Colin S Richardson 20 Nov 1933 MBE
Sqn Ldr

Eric B Grenfell

 1 May 1933 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John F A Day  1 Nov 1933 AFC
Flt Lt Charles R Strudwick  7 Mar 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt Frank E Nuttall 12 Oct 1931  
Fg Off Francis G L Bain  1 Feb 1931  
Fg Off Robert H Page 14 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Hugh L Culloch 29 May 1934  
Fg Off John B Altham 28 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Alexander F Hamilton 20 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Irwin J McGhie 20 Aug 1933  
Plt Off John W Young 29 Dec 1933  
Plt Off James Buchanan 16 Sep 1933  
Plt Off Geoffrey N Amison 16 Sep 1933  
Plt Off John N Knowles 16 Dec 1933  
Plt Off Frank M Loudon 11 Mar 1934  
Plt Off Arthur W B Barrett 30 Apr 1934  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Charles J Dolby 15 Dec 1932  

-

8 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Virginia X

RAF Boscombe Down, Wiltshire ADGB/Western Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Geoffrey H Cook 20 Dec 1934 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr Colin S Richardson 20 Nov 1933 MBE
Sqn Ldr Charles Findlay  2 Nov 1934  
Flt Lt John F A Day  1 Nov 1933 AFC
Flt Lt Charles R Strudwick  7 Mar 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt

Raymond G Hart

21 Dec 1934 MC; later AM
Fg Off Irwin J McGhie 20 Aug 1933  
Fg Off John W Young 29 Dec 1933  
Plt Off John J McCarthy 26 Feb 1935  
Plt Off Frank M Loudon 11 Mar 1934  
Plt Off Arthur W B Barrett 30 Apr 1934  
Plt Off Leonard Rose 15 Dec 1934  
Plt Off Ian C Jackson 15 Dec 1934  
Plt Off Alan D Groom  4 Apr 1935  
Plt Off Lionel W Saben  4 Apr 1935  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II George Warrener  2 Oct 1934  

-

8 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
15 Oct 1935 Andover
15 Jan 1936 Aldergrove

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Handley Page Heyford III (from Feb 1936)

RAF Aldergrove ADGB/No 3 (Bomber) Group

Handley Page Heyford

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Geoffrey H Cook 20 Dec 1934 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr H L Rough 23 May 1936 DFC
Flt Lt Hector I Dabinett 24 Oct 1935  
Fg Off Irwin J McGhie 20 Aug 1933  
Fg Off Frank M Loudon 11 Mar 1934  
Plt Off W T Dennis 21 May 1936  
Plt Off A Ovenden 21 May 1936  
Plt Off Leonard Rose 15 Dec 1934  
Plt Off Lionel W Saben  4 Apr 1935  
Plt Off Alan D Groom  4 Apr 1935  
Plt Off C H Mitchell  4 Jun 1936  
Plt Off E P W Hutton 17 Feb 1936  
Plt Off P A M Stickney 17 Feb 1936  
APO D M Barrett 17 Apr 1936  

-

9 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
1 Oct 1936 Scampton

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Handley Page Heyford III

RAF Scampton Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Geoffrey H Cook 20 Dec 1934 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr W Sanderson 25 Dec 1936 AFC
Sqn Ldr G H Shaw 10 May 1937  
Flt Lt Hector I Dabinett 24 Oct 1935  
Fg Off Leonard Rose 15 Dec 1934  
Fg Off Alan D Groom  4 Apr 1935  
Fg Off C H Mitchell  4 Jun 1936  
Fg Off Duncan F Macdonald 10 Feb 1937 later A/Cdre
Plt Off A Ovenden 21 May 1936  
Plt Off E P W Hutton 17 Feb 1936  
Plt Off Y P Wilson  7 Mar 1937  
Plt Off C S H Richardson 18 Jul 1936  
Plt Off P E Torkington-Leech 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off G R E Gregory 11 Oct 1936  
Plt Off I P Grant 25 Dec 1936  
APO F N Hughes 22 May 1937  

-

10 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
10 Mar 1938 Stradishall

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Handley Page Heyford III

RAF Stradishall Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr H A Smith 19 Feb 1938 Officer Commanding, MC
Sqn Ldr W Sanderson 25 Dec 1936 AFC
Sqn Ldr G H Shaw 10 May 1937  
Fg Off Leonard Rose 15 Dec 1934  
Fg Off C H Mitchell  4 Jun 1936  
Fg Off E P W Hutton 17 Feb 1936  
Plt Off P E Torkington-Leech 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off I P Grant 25 Dec 1936  
Plt Off D B Allison  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off T W La B Bamford  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off R J Miles  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J P C Rolt  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J R T Smalley  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off R Thompson  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off R W Turner  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off Charles R C Howlett 14 Aug 1937 later A/Cdre
Plt Off D C E Bailey 19 Feb 1938  
APO A W Jackson 14 Aug 1937  

-

11 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Handley Page Heyford III

Vickers Wellington I (from Jan 1939)

RAF Stradishall Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

Wellington I of No 9 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr L S Lamb 14 Nov 1938  
Sqn Ldr G H Shaw 10 May 1937  
Fg Off E P W Hutton 17 Feb 1936  
Fg Off P E Torkington-Leech 10 Jan 1937  
Fg Off I P Grant 25 Dec 1936  
Plt Off D B Allison  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off T W La B Bamford  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off Charles R C Howlett 14 Aug 1937 later A/Cdre
Plt Off J P C Rolt  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J R T Smalley  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off R Thompson  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off R W Turner  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off D C E Bailey 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off H Rosofsky 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off D T Parrott 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off P C Lambert 30 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J H Crossley 20 Aug 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Handley Page Heyford III

Vickers Wellington I

RAF Stradishall Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Hugh P Lloyd

 2 Jan 1939 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later ACM
Sqn Ldr L S Lamb 14 Nov 1938  
Sqn Ldr G H Shaw 10 May 1937  
Fg Off E P W Hutton 17 Feb 1936  
Fg Off P E Torkington-Leech 10 Jan 1937  
Fg Off I P Grant 25 Dec 1936  
Fg Off D B Allison  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off T W La B Bamford  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off Charles R C Howlett 14 Aug 1937 later A/Cdre
Plt Off J P C Rolt  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J R T Smalley  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off R Thompson  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off R W Turner  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off D C E Bailey 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off H Rosofsky 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off D T Parrott 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off P C Lambert 30 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J H Crossley 20 Aug 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO G W Goat 11 Jan 1939  
WO E G Woobery 20 Dec 1938  
WO P B Gilbert 25 Jan 1937  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Handley Page Heyford III

Vickers Wellington I

RAF Stradishall Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Hugh P Lloyd

 2 Jan 1939 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later ACM
Sqn Ldr L S Lamb 14 Nov 1938  
Sqn Ldr G H Shaw 10 May 1937  
Fg Off E P W Hutton 17 Feb 1936  
Fg Off P E Torkington-Leech 10 Jan 1937  
Fg Off I P Grant 25 Dec 1936  
Fg Off D B Allison  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off T W La B Bamford  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off Charles R C Howlett 14 Aug 1937 later A/Cdre
Plt Off J P C Rolt  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J R T Smalley  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off R Thompson  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off R W Turner  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off D C E Bailey 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off H Rosofsky 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off D T Parrott 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off P C Lambert 30 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J H Crossley 20 Aug 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO G W Goat 11 Jan 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Re-equipment and movement dates are based on those shown in 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

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