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No 21 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Reformed at Bircham Newton on 3 December 1935 from a nucleus provided by No 82 Squadron.

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind RAF Bircham Newton ADGB/No 1 (Bomber) Group

Hawker Hind of No 21 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes

No Personnel allocated

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
25 Jul 1936 Abbotsinch
3 Nov 1936 Lympne

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind RAF Lympne Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr P Murgatroyd 23 Nov 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt A R Sarel 18 Jul 1936  
Plt Off K M McCrudden 31 Aug 1936  
Plt Off R D C Gibson  5 Aug 1936  
Plt Off D I McLeod 31 Aug 1936  
Plt Off L V E Petley 31 Aug 1936  
Plt Off H R P Bridges 25 Mar 1937  
Plt Off Stewart W B Menaul 19 Dec 1936 later AVM
Plt Off S F Coutts-Wood 26 Jan 1937  

-

1 Airman Pilot

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind RAF Lympne Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr P Murgatroyd 23 Nov 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt A R Sarel 18 Jul 1936  
Fg Off K M McCrudden 31 Aug 1936  
Fg Off R D C Gibson  5 Aug 1936  
Fg Off L V E Petley 31 Aug 1936  
Plt Off M W Hamlyn 28 Oct 1937  
Plt Off Stewart W B Menaul 19 Dec 1936 later AVM
Plt Off S F Coutts-Wood 26 Jan 1937  
Plt Off T H Parrott 22 May 1937  
Plt Off P Meston 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off A D Watson 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off R J McDonogh 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off L J W Felgate 19 Feb 1938  
APO A J H Finch 19 Feb 1938  
APO S L Sigurdson  7 May 1938  

-

4 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
15 Aug 1938 Eastchurch

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim I (from Aug 1938) RAF Eastchurch Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

Bristol Blenheim I

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr L T Keens 28 Jul 1938 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off R D C Gibson  5 Aug 1936 Navigation duties
Fg Off K M McCrudden 31 Aug 1936  
Fg Off L V E Petley 31 Aug 1936  
Fg Off Stewart W B Menaul 19 Dec 1936 later AVM
Fg Off M W Hamlyn 28 Oct 1937  
Fg Off S F Coutts-Wood 26 Jan 1937  
Plt Off P Meston 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off A D Watson 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off R J McDonogh 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off L J W Felgate 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off S L Sigurdson  7 May 1938  
Plt Off H D S Dunford-Wood 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off I Stapleton 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off J C G Sarll 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off R G M Gilmore  5 Nov 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
2 Mar 1939 Watton

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim I RAF Watton Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr L T Keens 28 Jul 1938 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off R D C Gibson  5 Aug 1936 Navigation duties
Fg Off K M McCrudden 31 Aug 1936  
Fg Off L V E Petley 31 Aug 1936  
Fg Off Stewart W B Menaul 19 Dec 1936 later AVM
Fg Off M W Hamlyn 28 Oct 1937  
Fg Off S F Coutts-Wood 26 Jan 1937  
Fg Off P Meston 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off A D Watson 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off R J McDonogh 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off L J W Felgate 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off S L Sigurdson  7 May 1938  
Plt Off H D S Dunford-Wood 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off I Stapleton 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off J C G Sarll 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off R G M Gilmore  5 Nov 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim I RAF Watton Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr L T Keens 28 Jul 1938 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt R D C Gibson  5 Aug 1936 Navigation duties
Fg Off K M McCrudden 31 Aug 1936  
Fg Off L V E Petley 31 Aug 1936  
Fg Off Stewart W B Menaul 19 Dec 1936 later AVM
Fg Off M W Hamlyn 28 Oct 1937  
Fg Off S F Coutts-Wood 26 Jan 1937  
Fg Off P Meston 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off A D Watson 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off R J McDonogh 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off L J W Felgate 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off S L Sigurdson  7 May 1938  
Plt Off H D S Dunford-Wood 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off I Stapleton 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off J C G Sarll 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off R G M Gilmore  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off F C Gibbs  7 Mar 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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