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No 35 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


[Jul 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 on 1 March 1929 at RAF Bircham Newton equipped with DH9As

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A RAF Bircham Newton ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

DH 9A

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Gilbert S M Insall 11 Mar 1929 Officer Commanding, VC, MC
Flt Lt Arthur E Beilby 23 May 1929  
Fg Off Robert A Whyte  5 Mar 1929  
Fg Off Harold Walker 22 Mar 1929 Signals duties
Plt Off John Coverdale 31 May 1929  
Plt Off Reginald R Frith  6 Jun 1929  

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4 Airmen Pilots

Accountant Branch
Fg Off James R Ackers  1 Mar 1929  

 

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF (from Nov 1929) RAF Bircham Newton ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

Fairey IIIF of No 35 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Bernard E Harrison 10 Jul 1929 Officer Commanding, AFC
Flt Lt

Eric H Richardson

 3 Feb 1930 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Frederick F Garraway 28 Jul 1929  
Flt Lt Robert Duncanson 16 Aug 1929  
Fg Off James McGuinness 26 Feb 1930 Armament duties
Fg Off Patrick J H Halahan 11 Mar 1930  
Fg Off Reginald R Frith  6 Jun 1929  
Fg Off John Coverdale 31 May 1929 Photographic duties
Fg Off Stewart S Mackay 14 Aug 1929  
Fg Off Michael T M Hyland 3 Oct 1929  
Plt Off Thomas J Rees 14 Dec 1929  
Plt Off Harold E Dicken 17 Jun 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties; later A/Cdre
Plt Off Francis A J Pollock-Gore 27 Jul 1929  

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6 Airmen Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off James E Reynolds 27 Aug 1929  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off James R Ackers  1 Mar 1929  

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

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF RAF Bircham Newton ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Bernard E Harrison 10 Jul 1929 Officer Commanding, AFC
Flt Lt

Eric H Richardson

 3 Feb 1930 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Frederick F Garraway 28 Jul 1929  
Flt Lt Robert Duncanson 16 Aug 1929  
Fg Off John Coverdale 31 May 1929 Photographic duties
Fg Off Michael T M Hyland 3 Oct 1929  
Fg Off Harold E Dicken 17 Jun 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Leslie Watson 13 Aug 1930  
Fg Off Francis A J Pollock-Gore 27 Jul 1929  
Fg Off William J Scott  8 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Noel Foster-Packer  8 Oct 1930  
Plt Off Robert A Byrne 23 Dec 1930  
Plt Off Edwin M Gurney 23 Dec 1930  
Plt Off Leslie E B Stonhill 23 Dec 1930  
Plt Off Alfred C D Webb 19 Mar 1931  
Plt Off Alfred V Bax 29 May 1931 AFM

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3 Airmen Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off James E Reynolds 27 Aug 1929  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off James R Ackers  1 Mar 1929  

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF (until Sep 1932)

Fairey Gordon (from Jul 1932)

RAF Bircham Newton ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

Gordon II of No 35 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Hugh M K Brown 20 Jun 1931 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt John A Elliot 13 Dec 1931  
Flt Lt Robert R Greenlaw  3 Dec 1931  
Flt Lt Augustus A Jones 22 Aug 1931  
Fg Off Noah W Creasy 19 Aug 1931 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off John Coverdale 31 May 1929 Photographic duties
Fg Off William T F Wightman  2 May 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Leslie Watson 13 Aug 1930  
Fg Off William J Scott  8 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Noel Foster-Packer  8 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Alfred C D Webb 19 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Leslie E B Stonhill 23 Dec 1930  
Fg Off William M Hargreaves 26 Sep 1931  
Plt Off Raymond G Whitehead 29 Dec 1931  
Plt Off Alfred V Bax 29 May 1931 AFM
Plt Off John T Longman 19 Dec 1931  
Plt Off Humphrey P Jenkins 19 Dec 1931  

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9 Airmen Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Maurice E  O'B Atkinson  9 Dec 1931  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off James R Ackers  1 Mar 1929  

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF (until Sep 1932)

Fairey Gordon (from Jul 1932)

RAF Bircham Newton ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John F Gordon  8 Mar 1932 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr Vincent Buxton 28 Apr 1933
Flt Lt Robert R Greenlaw  3 Dec 1931  
Flt Lt Albert G Thackray 10 Feb 1933 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt Albert W Bates  1 Jun 1932  
Flt Lt Augustus A Jones 22 Aug 1931  
Fg Off William T F Wightman  2 May 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off William J Scott  8 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Noel Foster-Packer  8 Oct 1930  
Fg Off

Alfred Earle

 1 Oct 1932 Photographic duties; later ACM
Fg Off Alfred C D Webb 19 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Leslie E B Stonhill 23 Dec 1930  
Fg Off William M Hargreaves 26 Sep 1931  

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9 Airmen Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Maurice E  O'B Atkinson  9 Dec 1931  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Donald C Stone 22 Aug 1932  
Warrant Officers
WO Frederick Wilmshurst 15 Feb 1932 DSM
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Sidney C Griggs  6 Dec 1929 DCM
WO II John Doig 18 Feb 1930  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Gordon RAF Bircham Newton ADGB/Central Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Vincent Buxton 28 Apr 1933 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt Albert G Thackray 10 Feb 1933 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt Albert W Bates  1 Jun 1932  
Flt Lt Augustus A Jones 22 Aug 1931  
Fg Off William J Scott  8 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Noel Foster-Packer  8 Oct 1930  
Fg Off

Alfred Earle

 1 Oct 1932 Photographic duties; later ACM
Fg Off Alfred C D Webb 19 Mar 1931  
Fg Off William M Hargreaves 26 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Leslie E B Stonhill 23 Dec 1930  
Plt Off Alan C Martin 26 Aug 1933  
Plt Off John H R Oldfield 26 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Patrick D Carden 26 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Clair F Newcombe 16 Sep 1933  
Plt Off Eric T Smith 16 Sep 1933  

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6 Airmen Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Maurice E  O'B Atkinson  9 Dec 1931  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Donald C Stone 22 Aug 1932  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Reginald H Nash 15 Sep 1933  
WO II John Doig 18 Feb 1930  
WO II William J Pond 23 Oct 1933  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Gordon RAF Bircham Newton ADGB/Central Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Vincent Buxton 28 Apr 1933 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt Albert G Thackray 10 Feb 1933 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt Albert W Bates  1 Jun 1932  
Flt Lt Augustus A Jones 22 Aug 1931  
Fg Off William J Scott  8 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Alfred C D Webb 19 Mar 1931  
Fg Off William M Hargreaves 26 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Alan C Martin 26 Aug 1933  
Plt Off John H R Oldfield 26 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Clair F Newcombe 16 Sep 1933  
Plt Off Eric T Smith 16 Sep 1933  

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6 Airmen Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Maurice E  O'B Atkinson  9 Dec 1931  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Donald C Stone 22 Aug 1932  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Reginald H Nash 15 Sep 1933  
WO II Douglas L Eden 24 Apr 1934  
WO II William J Pond 23 Oct 1933  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Gordon RAF Bircham Newton ADGB/Central Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Vincent Buxton 28 Apr 1933 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt Albert G Thackray 10 Feb 1933 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt Archibald H H MacDonald 21 Dec 1934  
Flt Lt Clifton W Grannum  8 Apr 1935  
Fg Off Horace P Burwood 17 May 1935  
Fg Off John H R Oldfield 26 Aug 1933  
Fg Off William D Woods  4 Mar 1935  
Plt Off Michael H de L Everest 16 Feb 1935  

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6 Airmen Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off John E V Tyzack 11 Mar 1935  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Donald C Stone 22 Aug 1932  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Reginald H Nash 15 Sep 1933  
WO II Douglas L Eden 24 Apr 1934  
WO II William J Pond 23 Oct 1933  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
 4 Oct 1935 en-route to the Sudan
20 Oct 1935 Port Sudan
28 Oct 1935 Ed Damer
7 Apr 1936 Gebeit

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Gordon (until Aug 1936) RAF Bircham Newton (temporarily detached to the Middle East) ADGB/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Cedric W Hill 22 Sep 1935 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr Albert G Thackray 10 Feb 1933 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt Harold R Bardon 21 Sep 1935  
Flt Lt Clifton W Grannum  8 Apr 1935  
Plt Off Michael H de L Everest 16 Feb 1935  
Plt Off Frank E Croce 27 Jul 1935  
Plt Off R N Wardell  1 Feb 1936  
Plt Off P H Richmond  6 Mar 1936  
Plt Off G A H Kent  6 Mar 1936  
Plt Off H H A Ironside  6 Mar 1936  

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6 Airmen Pilots

Equipment Branch
Flt Lt John E V Tyzack 11 Mar 1935  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Eric A Biddle 19 Sep 1935  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt A H Osmond 31 Jan 1936 MRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Reginald H Nash 15 Sep 1933  
WO II William J Pond 23 Oct 1933  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
14 Aug 1936 en-route to the UK
26 Aug 1936 Worthy Down

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Gordon (Nov 1936 - Sep 1937)

Vickers Wellesley (from Jul 1937)

RAF Worthy Down Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

Wellesley I of No 35 Squadron - April 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Albert G Thackray 10 Feb 1933 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Clifton W Grannum  8 Apr 1935  
Plt Off R N Wardell  1 Feb 1936  
Plt Off G A H Kent  6 Mar 1936  
Plt Off G R Boles 20 Dec 1936  
Plt Off W A Howell 20 Dec 1936  
Plt Off P R Patrick 20 Dec 1936  
Plt Off T S R King 10 Jan 1937  
APO R B Barker 22 May 1937  
APO D C B Riddick 22 May 1937  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off C A Ball 26 Oct 1936  

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6 Airmen Pilots

Warrant Officers
WO N L Claxton 18 Dec 1936  
WO E Dracup 30 Aug 1936  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II William J Pond 23 Oct 1933  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
20 Apr 1938 Cottesmore

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I (from Apr 1938) RAF Cottesmore Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

Battle I of No 35 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Albert G Thackray 10 Feb 1933 Officer Commanding
Fg Off R N Wardell  1 Feb 1936  
Plt Off G R Boles 20 Dec 1936  
Plt Off T S R King 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off W H Powdrell 27 Jul 1937  
Plt Off R B Barker 22 May 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off I A Mead 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off F W S Keighley  7 Aug 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off W T Russell  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off N G Birks  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off P R Barr 27 Nov 1937  
APO J R St John 27 Nov 1937  
APO T H Myers 19 Feb 1938  
APO S P V Bird 26 Mar 1938 RAFO
APO G L Cooper  7 May 1938  
APO R J Spencer  7 May 1938  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off A J Goatly  2 Aug 1937  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off J L Sanderson 21 Apr 1938  

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6 Airmen Pilots

Warrant Officers
WO E Dracup 30 Aug 1936  
WO William J Pond 23 Oct 1933  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I RAF Cottesmore Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr H F Chester 29 Aug 1938 Officer Commanding
Act Flt Lt R N Wardell  1 Feb 1936
Fg Off G R Boles 20 Dec 1936  
Fg Off T S R King 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off W H Powdrell 27 Jul 1937  
Plt Off R B Barker 22 May 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off I A Mead 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off F W S Keighley  7 Aug 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off W T Russell  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off N G Birks  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off P R Barr 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J R St John 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off T H Myers 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off S P V Bird 26 Mar 1938 RAFO
Plt Off G L Cooper  7 May 1938  
Plt Off R J Spencer  7 May 1938  
Plt Off L H Carey  9 Jul 1938  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off A J Goatly  2 Aug 1937  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off J L Sanderson 21 Apr 1938
Warrant Officers
WO E Dracup 30 Aug 1936  
WO William J Pond 23 Oct 1933  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I RAF Cottesmore Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr H F Chester 29 Aug 1938 Officer Commanding
Act Flt Lt R N Wardell  1 Feb 1936
Fg Off G R Boles 20 Dec 1936  
Fg Off T S R King 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off W H Powdrell 27 Jul 1937  
Plt Off R B Barker 22 May 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off I A Mead 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off F W S Keighley  7 Aug 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off W T Russell  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off N G Birks  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off P R Barr 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J R St John 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off T H Myers 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off S P V Bird 26 Mar 1938 RAFO
Plt Off G L Cooper  7 May 1938  
Plt Off R J Spencer  7 May 1938  
Plt Off L H Carey  9 Jul 1938  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off J L Sanderson 21 Apr 1938
Warrant Officers
WO S G McCabe    
WO William J Pond 23 Oct 1933  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I RAF Cottesmore Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr H F Chester 29 Aug 1938 Officer Commanding
Act Flt Lt R N Wardell  1 Feb 1936
Fg Off G R Boles 20 Dec 1936  
Fg Off T S R King 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off W H Powdrell 27 Jul 1937  
Plt Off R B Barker 22 May 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off I A Mead 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off F W S Keighley  7 Aug 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off W T Russell  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off N G Birks  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off P R Barr 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J R St John 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off T H Myers 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off S P V Bird 26 Mar 1938 RAFO
Plt Off G L Cooper  7 May 1938  
Plt Off R J Spencer  7 May 1938  
Plt Off L H Carey  9 Jul 1938  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off J L Sanderson 21 Apr 1938
Warrant Officers
WO S G McCabe    

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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