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No 34 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


[Jul 1934 | Jul 1935 | 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 18 Squadron.

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind (from Jan 1936) RAF Bircham Newton ADGB/No 1 (Bomber) Group

Hawker Hind of No 34 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes

No personnel allocated

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
30 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

Henry F V Battle

 2 Jan 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC; later A/Cdre
Plt Off D Davies 14 Aug 1936  
Plt Off R P S Wyrill 31 Aug 1936
Plt Off N D Guthrie 31 Aug 1936  
Plt Off S P Coulson 19 Dec 1936
Plt Off R N Stidolph 10 Aug 1936  
Plt Off A L N Solano 26 Jan 1937
Plt Off F J L Donaldson 26 Jan 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind (until Jul 1938)

Bristol Blenheim I (from Jul 1938)

RAF Lympne Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

Bristol Blenheim I of No 34 Squadron (pre war markings)

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Henry F V Battle

 2 Jan 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr C E Morse 14 Feb 1938  
Fg Off D Davies 14 Aug 1936 Navigation duties
Fg Off R P S Wyrill 31 Aug 1936
Plt Off S P Coulson 19 Dec 1936
Plt Off D Marshall 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off C Murray 30 Jun 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off G E Thompson 30 Jun 1937
Plt Off J A F Jacklin  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off T J Hanlon 31 Jul 1937 later AVM
Plt Off W J E Craigen  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A J Loughborough  8 Jan 1938
Plt Off A K Furse 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J R Barnley 27 Nov 1937  
APO A T N Scoltock 26 Mar 1938 RAFO
APO D McK Edmondson  7 May 1938  

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4 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
12 Jul 1938 Upper Heyford

January 1939

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

Bristol Blenheim I of No 34 Squadron (coded LB)

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr A W S Matheson 10 Oct 1938 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt D Davies 14 Aug 1936 Navigation duties
Fg Off R P S Wyrill 31 Aug 1936
Fg Off S P Coulson 19 Dec 1936
Fg Off D Marshall 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off T J Hanlon 31 Jul 1937 later AVM
Plt Off G E Thompson 30 Jun 1937
Plt Off J A F Jacklin  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off A K Furse 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J R Barnley 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off A J Loughborough  8 Jan 1938
Plt Off D McK Edmondson  7 May 1938  
Plt Off E G Barrow 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off R Bows 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off A R Watson  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 6 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr A W S Matheson 10 Oct 1938 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt D Davies 14 Aug 1936 Navigation duties
Fg Off R P S Wyrill 31 Aug 1936
Fg Off S P Coulson 19 Dec 1936
Fg Off D Marshall 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off T J Hanlon 31 Jul 1937 later AVM
Plt Off G E Thompson 30 Jun 1937
Plt Off J A F Jacklin  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off A K Furse 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J R Barnley 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off A J Loughborough  8 Jan 1938
Plt Off D McK Edmondson  7 May 1938  
Plt Off E G Barrow 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off R Bows 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off A R Watson  5 Nov 1938  
APO R E Hill 17 Dec 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO F Bidgood 20 Dec 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim I RAF Watton Bomber Command/No 6 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr A W S Matheson 10 Oct 1938 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt D Davies 14 Aug 1936 Navigation duties
Act Flt Lt R P S Wyrill 31 Aug 1936
Fg Off S P Coulson 19 Dec 1936
Fg Off D Marshall 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off T J Hanlon 31 Jul 1937 later AVM
Plt Off G E Thompson 30 Jun 1937
Plt Off J A F Jacklin  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off A K Furse 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J R Barnley 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off A J Loughborough  8 Jan 1938
Plt Off D McK Edmondson  7 May 1938  
Plt Off E G Barrow 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off R Bows 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off A R Watson  5 Nov 1938  
APO R E Hill 17 Dec 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO F Bidgood 20 Dec 1938  

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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