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No 10 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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Reformed at Upper Heyford on 3 January 1928

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Hyderabad RAF Upper Heyford ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

Hyderabad of No 10 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Henry R Busteed

 3 Jan 1928 Officer Commanding, OBE, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Richard S Lucy 10 Jan 1928 AFC
Flt Lt Alexander A C Hyde  5 Jan 1928 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off John S Phillips 28 Apr 1928  
Fg Off Gerald L Gandy  5 Jan 1928  
Fg Off Eric C Boucher  3 Jan 1928 Armament duties
Plt Off Cecil R Clarke  2 May 1928  
Plt Off Garth E Klein  2 May 1928  

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1 Airmen Pilot

 

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Hyderabad RAF Upper Heyford ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Arthur T Whitelock

 4 Apr 1929 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr

George C Pirie

21 May 1929 MC, DFC; later ACM
Sqn Ldr Richard S Lucy 10 Jan 1928 AFC
Sqn Ldr

Arthur S G Lee

17 Dec 1928 MC; later AVM
Flt Lt Alexander A C Hyde  5 Jan 1928 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt Edwin S C Vaughan 17 Jan 1929 MC
Flt Lt Leslie S Potter 21 May 1929  
Fg Off John S Phillips 28 Apr 1928  
Fg Off Leslie E Mizen  5 Nov 1928  
Fg Off Edward C L Richardson  9 Dec 1928  
Fg Off Gordon L G Richmond  5 Nov 1928  
Fg Off Cecil R Clarke  2 May 1928  
Fg Off Garth E Klein  2 May 1928  
Fg Off Alliston T C Hazeldine 18 Jun 1928  
Fg Off Francis T K Bullmore 22 Nov 1928  
Plt Off Richard C Warner 15 Dec 1928  
Plt Off Leslie E A Wright 15 Dec 1928  

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6 Airmen Pilot

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Hyderabad RAF Upper Heyford ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Arthur T Whitelock

 4 Apr 1929 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr

Arthur S G Lee

17 Dec 1928 MC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Whitworth A C Morgan 30 Dec 1929 MC
Flt Lt Alexander A C Hyde  5 Jan 1928 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt John M Glaisher 16 Jan 1930 DFC
Flt Lt George A R Muschamp  3Sep 1929  
Fg Off George H Huxham 24 Oct 1929 Signals duties
Fg Off Edward C L Richardson  9 Dec 1928  
Fg Off Gordon L G Richmond  5 Nov 1928  
Fg Off Cecil R Clarke  2 May 1928  
Fg Off Garth E Klein  2 May 1928  
Fg Off Francis T K Bullmore 22 Nov 1928  
Fg Off Richard C Warner 15 Dec 1928  
Fg Off Leslie E A Wright 15 Dec 1928  
Plt Off Guy H A Blackwood 12 Feb 1930  
Plt Off Trevor W Hoyle 12 Feb 1930  
Plt Off Guy D Fleming  1 Apr 1930  

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6 Airmen Pilot

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
 1 Apr 1931 Boscombe Down

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Hyderabad

Handley Page Hinaidi (from Dec 1930)

RAF Boscombe Down, Wiltshire ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

Hinaidi of No 10 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Percy C Sherren  4 Aug 1930 Officer Commanding, MC
Sqn Ldr Wilfred Underhill 23 Jan 1931 DSC
Sqn Ldr Whitworth A C Morgan 30 Dec 1929 MC
Flt Lt Brian A S Lewin  1 Apr 1931  
Flt Lt George A R Muschamp  3Sep 1929  
Flt Lt George H Huxham 24 Oct 1929 Signals duties
Fg Off Cecil G C Woledge  2 Dec 1930 Signals duties
Fg Off Cecil R Clarke  2 May 1928  
Fg Off Garth E Klein  2 May 1928  
Fg Off Alliston T C Haxledine 15 Apr 1931  
Fg Off Philip F Luxton 15 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Francis T K Bullmore 22 Nov 1928  
Fg Off Robert I Johnson  1 Nov 1930  
Fg Off Guy H A Blackwood 12 Feb 1930  
Fg Off Guy D Fleming  1 Apr 1930  
Fg Off Edward Poole 30 Aug 1930  
Fg Off Norman D Lamb  8 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Ivor O Baldwin  8 Oct 1930  
Plt Off Robert P J Leborgne 23 Dec 1930  
Plt Off Hector L Dabinett  1 Feb 1931  
Plt Off Jeffrey H Supple 13 Aug 1930  

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9 Airmen Pilot

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Handley Page Hinaidi

RAF Boscombe Down, Wiltshire ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Percy C Sherren  4 Aug 1930 Officer Commanding, MC
Sqn Ldr

Douglas Colyer

22 Mar 1932 DFC; later AM
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey H Hall 15 Jan 1932 AFC
Flt Lt Brian A S Lewin  1 Apr 1931  
Flt Lt George A R Muschamp  3Sep 1929  
Flt Lt Kenneth E Ward  7 Aug 1931  
Flt Lt Robert B Sutherland  5 May 1932 DFC
Fg Off Francis T K Bullmore 22 Nov 1928  
Fg Off Cecil Sarsfield-Sampson 21 May 1932  
Fg Off Arthur E V Mathias  5 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Ivor O Baldwin  8 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Roy H Cave-Penney  6 Apr 1932  
Fg Off Jeffrey H Supple 13 Aug 1930  
Fg Off Alan J McDougall 23 Jun 1931  
Plt Off Frederick W Yates 11 Oct 1931  
Plt Off Norman P Samuels 29 Dec 1931  
Plt Off Alban M Carey 17 Aug 1931  

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8 Airmen Pilot

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Virginia X (from Sep 1932)

RAF Boscombe Down, Wiltshire ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

Virginia X

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Henry K Thorold

 1 Feb 1933 Officer Commanding, DSC, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr

Douglas Colyer

22 Mar 1932 DFC; later AM
Sqn Ldr John C Brooke 20 Jan 1933 DSC
Flt Lt Kenneth E Ward  7 Aug 1931  
Flt Lt Richard H Barlow 13 Mar 1933  
Flt Lt Arthur J L Hughes 29 Aug 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt Denis Dickson 13 Jul 1932  
Fg Off Arthur E V Mathias  5 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Ivor O Baldwin  8 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Cecil J Farrell 3 Apr 1933  
Fg Off Douglas M Lynch-Staunton 20 Jun 1932  
Fg Off Vincent G Govett 23 Feb 1933  
Plt Off Donald R Shore 23 Jul 1932  
Plt Off Samuel P A Patmore 17 Dec 1932  
Plt Off William W E Oliver 30 Mar 1933  
Warrant Officers
WO II Alister McIntosh  8 Jun 1931  

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8 Airmen Pilot

Source - July 1933 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 Charles B Dalison 28 Aug 1933 Officer Commanding, AFC
Sqn Ldr

Alban S Ellerton

 1 Feb 1934 OBE; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Reginald E G Fulljames  7 Feb 1934
Flt Lt

Phillip Slocombe

20 Mar 1934 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Arthur J L Hughes 29 Aug 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt Denis Dickson 13 Jul 1932  
Fg Off Ivor O Baldwin  8 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Cecil J Farrell 3 Apr 1933  
Fg Off Maynard D C Biggie 28 Dec 1933  
Fg Off Cedric H Mallinson 28 Aug 1933  
Fg Off Charles H R Bullock 28 Aug 1933  
Fg Off Vincent G Govett 23 Feb 1933  
Plt Off William W E Oliver 30 Mar 1933  
Plt Off John P Selby 22 Dec 1933  
Plt Off Gilbert R Howie 16 Sep 1933  
Plt Off Eric C Harding 16 Dec 1933  
Plt Off Desmond P Hanafin 16 Dec 1933  
Warrant Officers
WO II Stephen E May 16 Jan 1934  

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8 Airmen Pilot

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Handley Page Heyford II (from Aug 1934)

RAF Boscombe Down, Wiltshire ADGB/Western Area

Heyford I of No 10 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Matthew B Frew

 1 Aug 1934 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr

Alban S Ellerton

 1 Feb 1934 OBE; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Reginald E G Fulljames  7 Feb 1934
Flt Lt

Phillip Slocombe

20 Mar 1934 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Arthur J L Hughes 29 Aug 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt John M Glaisher  3 Aug 1934 DFC
Fg Off Ronald G E Catt  4 Mar 1935  
Fg Off Cedric H Mallinson 28 Aug 1933  
Fg Off Robert H Page  4 Jan 1935  
Fg Off John P Selby 22 Dec 1933  
Plt Off Eric C Harding 16 Dec 1933  
Plt Off Desmond P Hanafin 16 Dec 1933  
Plt Off Timothy R Manson 28 Jul 1934  
Plt Off Robert A Charles-Auckland  4 Mar 1935  
Plt Off John Duncan  4 Mar 1935  
Plt Off Eric A Verdon-Roe  4 Mar 1935  
Warrant Officers
WO II Stephen E May 16 Jan 1934  

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8 Airmen Pilot

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Handley Page Heyford II

Handley Page Heyford III (from Nov 1935)

RAF Boscombe Down, Wiltshire ADGB/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Matthew B Frew

 1 Aug 1934 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr J C Foden  6 Dec 1935 AFC
Flt Lt Ronald G E Catt  4 Mar 1935  
Fg Off John P Selby 22 Dec 1933  
Fg Off Eric C Harding 16 Dec 1933  
Plt Off Eric A Verdon-Roe  4 Mar 1935  
Plt Off Jack Edwardes  6 Sep 1935  
Plt Off S E F Curry  4 Jun 1936  
Plt Off H A R Holford 29 Feb 1936  
Plt Off R Williams 29 Feb 1936  
Plt Off D Nolan-Neylan 29 Feb 1936  
APO J L M Bell  4 Mar 1936
Warrant Officers
WO II A C Townsend 10 Mar 1936  

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6 Airmen Pilot

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
25 Jan 1937 Dishforth

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley I (from Mar 1937

RAF Dishforth Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

Whitley I of No 10 Squadron (without gun turrets)

Whitley I of No 10 Squadron (with gun turrets)

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Strang Graham

15 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding, MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr J C Foden  6 Dec 1935 AFC
Sqn Ldr T S Horry 26 Apr 1937 DFC, AFC
Fg Off P E Hadlow  5 Apr 1937  
Plt Off R Williams 29 Feb 1936  
Plt Off J L M Bell  4 Mar 1936  
Plt Off J B Tait  1 Aug 1936  
Plt Off R Bickford 13 Jul 1936  
Plt Off A A N Breckon 16 Aug 1936  
Plt Off A J Goldie 20 Dec 1936  
Plt Off J W Allsop 22 May 1937  
APO E Parker 22 May 1937
APO A S Phillips 22 May 1937  
Warrant Officers
WO II A C Townsend 10 Mar 1936  

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12 Airmen Pilot

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley I

RAF Dishforth Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

Whitley I of No 10 Squadron (PB code letters)

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr E B Steedman 23 Aug 1937
Sqn Ldr R C Jordan 29 Jan 1938
Fg Off P E Hadlow  5 Apr 1937  
Fg Off R Williams 29 Feb 1936  
Fg Off J L M Bell  4 Mar 1936  
Plt Off J B Tait  1 Aug 1936  
Plt Off R Bickford 13 Jul 1936  
Plt Off A A N Breckon 16 Aug 1936  
Plt Off A J Goldie 20 Dec 1936  
Plt Off G R G Henderson 25 Dec 1936
Plt Off J W Allsop 22 May 1937  
Plt Off A S Phillips 22 May 1937  
Plt Off F J Lucas  7 Aug 1937
Plt Off J S Young  7 Aug 1937
Plt Off G L C Bagshaw 13 Sep 1937
Plt Off W E J MacWhirter  4 Sep 1937
Plt Off W H Nelson 27 Nov 1937
Plt Off W M Nixon 27 Nov 1937
Plt Off F W Miller  4 Sep 1937
Plt Off M T G Henry 19 Feb 1938
APO J R C Young 26 Mar 1938 RAFO
Warrant Officers
WO II A C Townsend 10 Mar 1936  

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10 Airmen Pilot

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley I

RAF Dishforth Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

William E Staton

10 Jun 1938 Officer Commanding,  MC, DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr F A J Pollock-Gore  8 Aug 1938
Sqn Ldr E B Steedman 23 Aug 1937
Sqn Ldr R C Jordan 29 Jan 1938
Fg Off R Williams 29 Feb 1936  
Fg Off J B Tait  1 Aug 1936  
Fg Off R Bickford 13 Jul 1936  
Fg Off A A N Breckon 16 Aug 1936  
Fg Off A J Goldie 20 Dec 1936  
Fg Off G L C Bagshaw 13 Sep 1937
Fg Off J W Allsop 22 May 1937  
Plt Off A S Phillips 22 May 1937  
Plt Off F J Lucas  7 Aug 1937
Plt Off J S Young  7 Aug 1937
Plt Off L H W Parkin 12 Jul 1938  
Plt Off W H Nelson 27 Nov 1937
Plt Off W M Nixon 27 Nov 1937
Plt Off F W Miller  4 Sep 1937
Plt Off M T G Henry 19 Feb 1938
Plt Off K G J Wakefield 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off H V Smith 11 Jun 1938
Plt Off R H Kewish 10 Jul 1938
Plt Off P S Harvey 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off A G Salmon 24 Sep 1938
Plt Off A W Ellis  7 Oct 1938
Plt Off A F W Miles 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off D A Willis 22 Oct 1938
Plt Off R V Warren 29 Oct 1938
Warrant Officer
WO A C Townsend 10 Mar 1936  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley I

RAF Dishforth Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

William E Staton

10 Jun 1938 Officer Commanding,  MC, DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr F A J Pollock-Gore  8 Aug 1938
Sqn Ldr

John N H Whitworth

 2 Feb 1939 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr R C Jordan 29 Jan 1938
Fg Off R Williams 29 Feb 1936  
Fg Off J B Tait  1 Aug 1936  
Fg Off R Bickford 13 Jul 1936  
Fg Off A A N Breckon 16 Aug 1936  
Fg Off A J Goldie 20 Dec 1936  
Fg Off G L C Bagshaw 13 Sep 1937
Fg Off J W Allsop 22 May 1937  
Fg Off A S Phillips 22 May 1937  
Fg Off L H W Parkin 12 Jul 1938  
Plt Off F J Lucas  7 Aug 1937
Plt Off J S Young  7 Aug 1937
Plt Off W H Nelson 27 Nov 1937
Plt Off W M Nixon 27 Nov 1937
Plt Off M T G Henry 19 Feb 1938
Plt Off K G J Wakefield 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off H V Smith 11 Jun 1938
Plt Off R H Kewish 10 Jul 1938
Plt Off P S Harvey 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off A G Salmon 24 Sep 1938
Plt Off A W Ellis  7 Oct 1938
Plt Off D A Willis 22 Oct 1938
Plt Off R V Warren 29 Oct 1938
Warrant Officer
WO A C Townsend 10 Mar 1936  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Whitley IV of No 10 Squadron (PB code letters)

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley I

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley IV (from May 1939)

RAF Dishforth Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

William E Staton

10 Jun 1938 Officer Commanding,  MC, DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr F A J Pollock-Gore  8 Aug 1938
Sqn Ldr

John N H Whitworth

 2 Feb 1939 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr R C Jordan 29 Jan 1938
Fg Off R Williams 29 Feb 1936  
Fg Off J B Tait  1 Aug 1936  
Fg Off R Bickford 13 Jul 1936  
Fg Off A A N Breckon 16 Aug 1936  
Fg Off A J Goldie 20 Dec 1936  
Fg Off G L C Bagshaw 13 Sep 1937
Fg Off J W Allsop 22 May 1937  
Fg Off A S Phillips 22 May 1937  
Fg Off L H W Parkin 12 Jul 1938  
Plt Off F J Lucas  7 Aug 1937
Plt Off J S Young  7 Aug 1937
Plt Off W H Nelson 27 Nov 1937
Plt Off W M Nixon 27 Nov 1937
Plt Off M T G Henry 19 Feb 1938
Plt Off K G J Wakefield 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off H V Smith 11 Jun 1938
Plt Off R H Kewish 10 Jul 1938
Plt Off P S Harvey 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off A G Salmon 24 Sep 1938
Plt Off A W Ellis  7 Oct 1938
Plt Off D A Willis 22 Oct 1938
Plt Off R V Warren 29 Oct 1938
Warrant Officer
WO A C Townsend 10 Mar 1936  

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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