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No 36 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


[Sep 1928 | Jul 1929 | Jul 1930 | Jul 1931 | Jul 1932 | Jul 1933 | Jul 1934 | Jul 1935 | Jul 1936 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Reformed on 9 October 1928 at RAF Donibristle from the coastal Defence Torpedo Flight, equipped with Hawker Horsleys.

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Horsley RAF Donibristle Coastal Area

Horsley of No 36 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Athol W Mylne

 2 Jul 1928 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Hon Flt Lt Francis P Smythies  2 Jul 1928  
Fg Off George V T Thompson  2 Jul 1928 Armament duties

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Horsley RAF Donibristle Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Athol W Mylne

 2 Jul 1928 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Alexander H J Howlett  6 Sep 1928  
Flt Lt Francis P Smythies  2 Jul 1928  
Fg Off George V T Thompson  2 Jul 1928 Armament duties
Fg Off Duncan S E Vines 23 Jan 1929  
Fg Off William L Bateman 19 Jan 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Arthur M D Howes 19 Jan 1929  
Plt Off Kenneth F T Pickles 28 Dec 1928  
Plt Off Charles V J Pratt  8 Jan 1929  

-

0 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Horsley RAF Donibristle Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Athol W Mylne

 2 Jul 1928 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William N Plenderleith 10 Mar 1930  
Flt Lt Arthur E Beilby 10 Feb 1930  
Flt Lt Francis P Smythies  2 Jul 1928  
Fg Off George V T Thompson  2 Jul 1928 Armament duties
Fg Off Duncan S E Vines 23 Jan 1929  
Fg Off William L Bateman 19 Jan 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Sidney A Davis 16 Dec 1929 Photographic duties, killed in a flying accident - 17 Feb 1931
Fg Off James R Ayling 10 Dec 1929  
Fg Off Charles V J Pratt  8 Jan 1929  
Fg Off Brian A Oakley 13 May 1930  
Plt Off Eric G Sharp 10 Feb 1930  
Plt Off Kenneth W Niblett 25 Nov 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Plt Off Ian B Newbigging 25 Nov 1929 Signals duties

-

0 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
14 Oct 1930 Leuchars for shipment to Far East
14 Nov 1930 RAF Base Seletar

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Horsley RAF Base Singapore Far East Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Athol W Mylne

 2 Jul 1928 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William N Plenderleith 10 Mar 1930  
Flt Lt William C P Bullock  1 Aug 1930 Torpedo duties
Fg Off James R Ayling 10 Dec 1929  
Fg Off Charles V J Pratt  8 Jan 1929  
Fg Off Brian A Oakley 13 May 1930 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Eric G Sharp 10 Feb 1930  
Fg Off Kenneth W Niblett 25 Nov 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Ian B Newbigging 25 Nov 1929 Signals duties

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Horsley RAF Base Singapore Far East Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Athol W Mylne

 2 Jul 1928 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William N Plenderleith 10 Mar 1930  
Flt Lt William C P Bullock  1 Aug 1930 Torpedo duties
Flt Lt John G Elton 12 Feb 1932 later AVM
Fg Off James R Ayling 10 Dec 1929  
Fg Off Brian A Oakley 13 May 1930 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Eric G Sharp 10 Feb 1930  
Fg Off Kenneth W Niblett 25 Nov 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Ian B Newbigging 25 Nov 1929 Signals duties
Fg Off George W P Grant 12 Feb 1932 later A/Cdre
Plt Off John P Massey 22 Dec 1931  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Horsley RAF Base Singapore Far East Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury

23 Sep 1932 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Adrian H Paull  9 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt William C P Bullock  1 Aug 1930 Torpedo duties
Flt Lt John G Elton 12 Feb 1932 later AVM
Fg Off Kenneth W Niblett 25 Nov 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off George W P Grant 12 Feb 1932 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Vincent P J G Doherty  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off John F Stephens  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Eric A Springall  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Robert K Brougham 23 Sep 1932  
Plt Off Douglas G Keddie  9 Feb 1933  
Plt Off Waverley E Cameron  9 Feb 1933  
Plt Off Lancelot F J Taylor  9 Feb 1933  
Plt Off George R Murphy 23 Sep 1932  
Plt Off Norman G Goodman  9 Feb 1933  
Warrant Officers
WO I Vincent G Macario 14 Mar 1932  
WO II Harry Gedd  2 Feb 1933  
WO II James J Burton 15 Feb 1933  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Horsley RAF Base Singapore RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury

23 Sep 1932 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Adrian H Paull  9 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt Cyril B Greet 13 Feb 1934  
Flt Lt John G Elton 12 Feb 1932 later AVM
Fg Off Vincent P J G Doherty  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off John F Stephens  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Eric A Springall  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Robert K Brougham 23 Sep 1932  
Fg Off Douglas G Keddie  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Waverley E Cameron  9 Feb 1933
Fg Off Lancelot F J Taylor  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Norman G Goodman  9 Feb 1933
Plt Off Ronald T Smith  6 Jan 1934 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Warrant Officers
WO II Harry Gedd  2 Feb 1933  
WO II James J Burton 15 Feb 1933  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Horsley

Vickers Vildebeest III (from Jul 1935)

RAF Singapore RAF Far East

 

Vildebeest III of No 36 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury

23 Sep 1932 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Adrian H Paull  9 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt

Charles H Flinn

 2 Feb 1935 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Cyril B Greet 13 Feb 1934  
Flt Lt

Edward B Addison

 2 Feb 1935 later AVM
Flt Lt John G Elton 12 Feb 1932 AFC; later AVM
Fg Off Vincent P J G Doherty  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off John F Stephens  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Eric A Springall  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Douglas G Keddie  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Waverley E Cameron  9 Feb 1933
Fg Off Lancelot F J Taylor  9 Feb 1933  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vildebeest III RAF Singapore RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Edward D H Davies

13 Oct 1935 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt H E King 21 Feb 1936  
Flt Lt Cyril B Greet 13 Feb 1934  
Flt Lt Richard C Keary 27 Sep 1935  
Plt Off James D Melvin 21 Feb 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off A W D Miller 21 Feb 1936  
Plt Off P W Townsend 21 Feb 1936  
Plt Off C E  E Florigny 21 Feb 1936  
Plt Off K N M Eyres 21 Feb 1936
Plt Off R M Longmore 21 Feb 1936  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vildebeest III RAF Seleter RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

George B Beardsworth

 1 Aug 1936 Officer Commanding; later AVM
Flt Lt Richard C Keary 27 Sep 1935  
Flt Lt G F Simond 13 Sep 1936  
Flt Lt R N McKern 23 Feb 1937  
Fg Off James D Melvin 21 Feb 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off A W D Miller 21 Feb 1936  
Fg Off C E  E Florigny 21 Feb 1936  
Fg Off K N M Eyres 21 Feb 1936
Plt Off H R Larkin 18 Jul 1936  
Plt Off R M Longmore 21 Feb 1936  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vildebeest III RAF Seleter RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

George B Beardsworth

 1 Aug 1936 Officer Commanding; later AVM
Flt Lt Richard C Keary 27 Sep 1935  
Act Flt Lt James D Melvin 21 Feb 1936 later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt A W D Miller 21 Feb 1936  
Fg Off C E  E Florigny 21 Feb 1936  
Fg Off K N M Eyres 21 Feb 1936
Fg Off H R Larkin 18 Jul 1936  
Plt Off J R Pennington-Legh  7 Sep 1937  
Plt Off F R Jamieson  7 Sep 1937  
Plt Off R H James 12 Feb 1938  
Plt Off G F Witney 12 Feb 1938  
Plt Off G H B Hutchinson  9 Apr 1938  
Plt Off J G Thomas  9 Apr 1938  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vildebeest III RAF Seleter RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R L Wallace  1 Oct 1938 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr Richard C Keary 27 Sep 1935  
Act Flt Lt James D Melvin 21 Feb 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off C E  E Florigny 21 Feb 1936  
Fg Off K N M Eyres 21 Feb 1936
Fg Off H R Larkin 18 Jul 1936  
Fg Off W H Cliff 14 Sep 1938  
Plt Off J R Pennington-Legh  7 Sep 1937  
Plt Off F R Jamieson  7 Sep 1937  
Plt Off R H James 12 Feb 1938  
Plt Off G F Witney 12 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J G Thomas  9 Apr 1938  
Plt Off J Brandt 14 Sep 1938  
Plt Off T J Gascoigne 14 Sep 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO A J R Howse  3 Oct 1937  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vildebeest III RAF Seleter RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R L Wallace  1 Oct 1938 Officer Commanding
Act Flt Lt James D Melvin 21 Feb 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off W H Cliff 14 Sep 1938  
Fg Off T E Shrapnell-Smith 24 Feb 1939  
Fg Off J R Pennington-Legh  7 Sep 1937  
Fg Off F R Jamieson  7 Sep 1937  
Plt Off R H James 12 Feb 1938  
Plt Off G F Witney 12 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J G Thomas  9 Apr 1938  
Plt Off J Brandt 14 Sep 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vildebeest III RAF Seleter RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R L Wallace  1 Oct 1938 Officer Commanding
Act Flt Lt W H Cliff 14 Sep 1938  
Act Flt Lt J R Pennington-Legh  7 Sep 1937  
Fg Off T E Shrapnell-Smith 24 Feb 1939  
Fg Off F R Jamieson  7 Sep 1937  
Fg Off R H James 12 Feb 1938  
Fg Off G F Witney 12 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J G Thomas  9 Apr 1938  
Plt Off J Brandt 14 Sep 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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