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No 38 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


[Jul 1934 | Jul 1935 | Jul 1936 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Reformed at Mildenhall on 16 Sep 1935 from 'B' Flight of No 99 Squadron equipped with Heyford IIs.

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Heyford III (from Feb 1936) RAF Marham ADGB/No 3 (Bomber) Group

Handley Page Heyford

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Stanley M Park 16 Sep 1935 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Walter H Merton

19 May 1936 later ACM
Fg Off Arthur P Chamberlain 16 Sep 1935
Fg Off Herbert W Dean 16 Sep 1935  
Fg Off James H Love 16 Sep 1935  
Plt Off Archibald J Guthrie 16 Sep 1935  
Plt Off Benjamin H Boon  4 May 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off M Nolan 24 Jan 1936  
Plt Off W R Casley 24 May 1936  
Plt Off J J Raine  4 Jun 1936  
Plt Off P H Bragg  4 Mar 1936  
Plt Off M V Peters-Smith  4 Mar 1936  

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7 Airman Pilots

Warrant Officers
WO II W Morgan 29 Feb 1936

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
5 May 1937 Marham

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Hendon II (from Nov 1936) RAF Marham Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

Hendon II of No 38 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Stanley M Park 16 Sep 1935 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Walter H Merton

19 May 1936 later ACM
Fg Off Arthur P Chamberlain 16 Sep 1935
Fg Off Herbert W Dean 16 Sep 1935  
Fg Off James H Love 16 Sep 1935  
Plt Off Archibald J Guthrie 16 Sep 1935  
Plt Off Benjamin H Boon  4 May 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off M Nolan 24 Jan 1936  
Plt Off W R Casley 24 May 1936  
Plt Off J J Raine  4 Jun 1936  
Plt Off P H Bragg  4 Mar 1936  
Plt Off M V Peters-Smith  4 Mar 1936  

-

7 Airman Pilots

Warrant Officers
WO II W Morgan 29 Feb 1936

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Hendon II RAF Marham Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Edwin S Goodwin

 5 Aug 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt

Walter H Merton

19 May 1936 later ACM
Flt Lt

John R Whitley

 9 Aug 1937 AFC; later AM
Fg Off M Nolan 24 Jan 1936
Fg Off R D B MacFadden 13 Jul 1936 Navigation duties
Plt Off L R Field  7 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J P Hopkins 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off F B Harris  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off A L G Hubbard 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off H H Burnell  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off I K P Cross  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off B V Fanshawe  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off A W G Stuart  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off P H Buckley 19 Oct 1937  
Plt Off D C Maybury 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off I N Bonard 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off P S Touchbourne  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off N Hawxby  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A T Rose-Price  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off I G O Fennton 19 Feb 1938  

-

10 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Wellington I (from Nov 1938) RAF Marham Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

Wellington I of No 38 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Edwin S Goodwin

 5 Aug 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr M W Buckby 18 Nov 1938 MBE, attached from RNZAF
Flt Lt

Walter H Merton

19 May 1936 later ACM
Flt Lt

John R Whitley

 9 Aug 1937 AFC; later AM
Fg Off M Nolan 24 Jan 1936
Fg Off R D B MacFadden 13 Jul 1936 Navigation duties
Fg Off L R Field  7 Mar 1937  
Fg Off J P Hopkins 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off F B Harris  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off A L G Hubbard 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off H H Burnell  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off I K P Cross  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off B V Fanshawe  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off A W G Stuart  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off P H Buckley 19 Oct 1937  
Plt Off D C Maybury 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off I N Bonard 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off N Hawxby  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A T Rose-Price  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off I G O Fennton 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off V A W Rosewarne 11 Jun 1938  
APO D C Carleton 29 Oct 1938 RAFO
APO T Kerr 29 Oct 1938 RAFO

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Wellington I RAF Marham Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Cyril D Adams

 9 Feb 1939 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Walter H Merton

19 May 1936 later ACM
Sqn Ldr

John R Whitley

 9 Aug 1937 AFC; later AM
Sqn Ldr M W Buckby 18 Nov 1938 MBE, attached from RNZAF
Fg Off M Nolan 24 Jan 1936
Fg Off R D B MacFadden 13 Jul 1936 Navigation duties
Fg Off L R Field  7 Mar 1937  
Fg Off J P Hopkins 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off F B Harris  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off A L G Hubbard 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off H H Burnell  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off I K P Cross  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off B V Fanshawe  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off A W G Stuart  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off P H Buckley 19 Oct 1937  
Plt Off D C Maybury 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off I N Bonard 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off N Hawxby  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A T Rose-Price  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off I G O Fennton 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off V A W Rosewarne 11 Jun 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO C H Cronkshaw  6 Nov 1938

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Wellington I RAF Marham Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

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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