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No 39 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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Re-established from cadre at RAF Spittlegate on 21 March 1921.

July 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Spittlegate Inland Area/No 3 Group

DH 9A of No 39 Squadron

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Thomas S Impey A  1 Apr 1921 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Anthony R Arnold A & S  1 Apr 1921 DSC, DFC
Flt Lt Whitworth A C Morgan A  1 Apr 1921 MC
Flt Lt Edwin C Emmett A 16 Apr 1921 MC, DFC
Flt Lt Ernest E Deans A & S 11 Apr 1921 DSC
Fg Off Harry E Kirk Ad  1 Apr 1921 DCM
Fg Off Frederick McB Paul A  1 Apr 1921  
Fg Off John L M de C Hughes-Chamberlain A 12 Apr 1921  
Fg Off George E Randall A DFC  
Fg Off Christopher G Halliday A 18 Apr 1921  
Obs Off Geoffrey R Terry O  1 May 1921
Fg Off Charles W Bragg A  1 Apr 1921  
Fg Off Geoffrey Robinson A  1 Jun 1921 MC
Fg Off Eversley B Green A 27 Apr 1921 MC
Fg Off Oswald T Hazell A  1 Apr 1921  
Obs Off Silvio P B de Moyse-Bucknall O 17 May 1921  
Fg Off George Thornton-Norris A & S  1 May 1921  
Fg Off Graeme P Blackburn A 23 Apr 1921  
Fg Off Henry W Hewson A  7 May 1921  
Stores Officer
Fg Off Charles E Whinney Stores  1 Apr 1921
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Thomas H K MacLaughlin Med  1 Apr 1921

Source - July 1921 Air Force List

Branches: A = Aeroplane, A & S = Aeroplane and Seaplane, Med = Medical O = Observer, T = Technical

July 1922

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Spittlegate Inland Area/No 11 Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur A B Thomson  1 Apr 1921 Officer Commanding, MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Albert L Neale 15 Mar 1922 MC
Flt Lt Edwin C Emmett 16 Apr 1921 MC, DFC
Flt Lt Hugh M K Brown 31 Mar 1922  
Flt Lt Cecil G Mathew  1 Nov 1921  
Fg Off Ian M Matheson 31 Mar 1922
Fg Off John L M de C Hughes-Chamberlain 12 Apr 1921  
Fg Off Alfred C Sanderson 21 Nov 1921 DFC; later AM
Fg Off Raymons de L Stedman  1 Aug 1921  
Fg Off Christopher G Halliday 18 Apr 1921  
Fg Off

Henry G Crowe

21 Nov 1921 MC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off John L Miles 23 Apr 1922  
Fg Off Edward M Drummond 24 Oct 1921
Fg Off Jack Glover 15 Mar 1922  
Fg Off George S Taylor 13 Apr 1922  
Fg Off Albert E Groom 27 Jul 1921 DSM
Fg Off Michael H McErican 19 Dec 1921  
Fg Off George S Coggan 20 Oct 1921  
Obs Off Silvio P B de Moyse-Bucknall 17 May 1921  
Fg Off Eric H Alliott 31 May 1922  
Fg Off Leslie G Lucas 28 Nov 1921  
Fg Off John H Page  8 Nov 1921  
Plt Off John E L Drabble 21 Nov 1921  
Plt Off John R Brown 20 Dec 1921  
Plt Off Frederick G S Mitchell 20 Dec 1921 later AVM
Plt Off Ernest V S Lacey 20 Dec 1921  
Stores Officer
Fg Off Charles E Whinney  1 Apr 1921
Accountants
Fg Off Wilfred E Ennis 22 May 1922
Fg Off Geoffrey W Lynn 23 Oct 1921
Medical Branch
Flt Lt George H H Maxwell 15 May 1922 MB
Chaplain
Rev (Sqn Ldr) Denis F Blackburn 15 Sep 1921
Under Instruction
Plt Off Anthony E B Bateman  1 Apr 1922
Plt Off Eustace J Heaven  1 Apr 1922
Plt Off Patrick J A Hume-Wright  1 Apr 1922
Plt Off Edwin S C Vaughan  1 Apr 1922 MC
Plt Off Guy Wake  1 Apr 1922
Plt Off Archie W B Walker  1 Apr 1922
Plt Off Maurice Wiblin  1 Apr 1922
Plt Off Leonard Young  1 Apr 1922
Plt Off James B Rose  1 Apr 1922

Source - July 1922 Air Force List

July 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Spittlegate Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John T Whittaker  8 Feb 1923 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Albert L Neale 15 Mar 1922 MC
Flt Lt Harry A Smith 27 Oct 1922 MC
Flt Lt Cecil G Mathew  1 Nov 1921  
Flt Lt Percy J Barnett 26 Mar 1923 MC
Fg Off Rowan H Daly 14 May 1923 Killed in a flying accident - 5 Jun 1924
Fg Off Lionel L Leleu 21 Mar 1923  
Fg Off John L Miles 23 Apr 1922  
Fg Off Albert E Groom 27 Jul 1921 DSM
Fg Off Eric H Alliott 31 May 1922  
Fg Off Idris Glyn-Roberts 20 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Michael W C Ridgway  6 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Hubert S R Burt 23 Apr 1923  
Fg Off Leslie G Lucas 28 Nov 1921  
Fg Off John H Page  8 Nov 1921  
Fg Off

Francis V Gauntlett

27 Nov 1922
Fg Off George A Hadley 15 May 1922
Fg Off Stanley F Coles 26 May 1923  
Plt Off Frank Beesley  1 Jan 1923  
Plt Off Ernest C Barlow  1 Dec1922  
Plt Off John R Brown 20 Dec 1921  
Plt Off Frederick G S Mitchell 20 Dec 1921 later AVM
Plt Off Ernest V S Lacey 20 Dec 1921  
Plt Off Walter L Dawson  1 Mar 1923 later ACM
Plt Off Claude B R Pelly  1 Mar 1923 later ACM
Plt Off Edward B Coventry  1 Mar 1923 Killed in a flying accident - 29 Sep 1923
Plt Off Cecil S Riccard  1 Mar 1923  
Plt Off Anson G S Johnson  1 Mar 1923  
Plt Off Ralph W G Lywood 20 Dec 1922  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Harry J Barnham 29 Aug 1922
Fg Off Reginald D Robbins  1 Jun 1923 Accountant
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Joseph A Perdrau 28 Feb 1923 MD
Chaplain
Rev (Sqn Ldr) Denis F Blackburn 15 Sep 1921

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

January 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Spittlegate Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John T Whittaker  8 Feb 1923 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Walter F Anderson  1 Oct 1923 DSO, DFC
Flt Lt Percy J Barnett 26 Mar 1923 MC
Flt Lt Richard M Trevethan 22 Oct 1923 MC
Fg Off Rowan H Daly 14 May 1923 Killed in a flying accident - 5 Jun 1924
Fg Off John L Miles 23 Apr 1922  
Fg Off Frank H Astle 12 Nov 1923  
Fg Off Eric H Alliott 31 May 1922  
Fg Off Idris Glyn-Roberts 20 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Michael W C Ridgway  6 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Hubert S R Burt 23 Apr 1923  
Fg Off Leslie G Lucas 28 Nov 1921  
Fg Off John H Page  8 Nov 1921  
Fg Off

Francis V Gauntlett

27 Nov 1922
Fg Off George A Hadley 15 May 1922
Fg Off Stanley F Coles 26 May 1923  
Plt Off Frank Beesley  1 Jan 1923  
Plt Off Ernest C Barlow  1 Dec1922  
Plt Off Frederick G S Mitchell 20 Dec 1921 later AVM
Plt Off Walter L Dawson  1 Mar 1923 later ACM
Plt Off Claude B R Pelly  1 Mar 1923 later ACM
Plt Off Cecil S Riccard  1 Mar 1923  
Plt Off Anson G S Johnson  1 Mar 1923  
Plt Off Donald L Thomson 15 Aug 1923 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Cyril K J Coggle 15 Aug 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Harry J Barnham 29 Aug 1922
Accountant
Fg Off Reginald D Robbins  1 Jun 1923
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Joseph A Perdrau 28 Feb 1923 MD
Chaplain
Rev (Sqn Ldr) Denis F Blackburn 15 Sep 1921

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

May 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Spittlegate Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John T Whittaker  8 Feb 1923 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Walter F Anderson  1 Oct 1923 DSO, DFC
Flt Lt Harry A Smith 14 Jan 1924 MC
Flt Lt Percy J Barnett 26 Mar 1923 MC
Flt Lt Richard M Trevethan 22 Oct 1923 MC
Fg Off Rowan H Daly 14 May 1923 Killed in a flying accident - 5 Jun 1924
Fg Off John L Miles 23 Apr 1922  
Fg Off Frank H Astle 12 Nov 1923  
Fg Off Eric H Alliott 31 May 1922  
Fg Off Michael W C Ridgway  6 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Hubert S R Burt 23 Apr 1923  
Fg Off Leslie G Lucas 28 Nov 1921  
Fg Off John H Page  8 Nov 1921  
Fg Off

Francis V Gauntlett

27 Nov 1922
Fg Off Idris Glyn-Roberts 20 Feb 1923  
Fg Off George A Hadley 15 May 1922
Fg Off Stanley F Coles 26 May 1923  
Fg Off Ernest C Barlow  1 Dec1922  
Fg Off Frederick G S Mitchell 20 Dec 1921 later AVM
Fg Off Claude B R Pelly  1 Mar 1923 later ACM
Plt Off Anson G S Johnson  1 Mar 1923  
Plt Off Donald L Thomson 15 Aug 1923 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Cyril K J Coggle 15 Aug 1923  
Plt Off Neville W F Mason 19 Dec 1923  
Plt Off William J P Sloan 19 Dec 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Harry J Barnham 29 Aug 1922
Accountant
Fg Off Reginald D Robbins  1 Jun 1923
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Joseph A Perdrau 28 Feb 1923 MD
Chaplain
Rev (Sqn Ldr) Denis F Blackburn 15 Sep 1921

Source - May 1924 Air Force List

January 1925

Source - January 1925 Air Force List

February 1925

Source - February 1925 Air Force List

March 1925

Source - March 1925 Air Force List

April 1925

Source - April 1925 Air Force List

May 1925

Source - May 1925 Air Force List

June 1925

Source - June 1925 Air Force List

July 1925

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A RAF Spittlegate Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Hugh V Champion de Crepigny 26 Jan 1925 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Percy J Barnett 26 Mar 1923 MC
Flt Lt Richard M Trevethan 22 Oct 1923 MC
Fg Off John L Miles 23 Apr 1922  
Fg Off Reginald W Hill 16 Mar 1925
Fg Off Michael W C Ridgway  6 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Hubert S R Burt 23 Apr 1923  
Fg Off John H Page  8 Nov 1921  
Fg Off Idris Glyn-Roberts 20 Feb 1923  
Fg Off George A Hadley 15 May 1922
Fg Off Ernest C Barlow  1 Dec1922  
Fg Off Allen L R Duke 16 Feb 1925  
Fg Off George N P Stringer 16 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Reginald S Barbour 29 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Rodney Beresford 19 Jan 1925  
Fg Off Cyril K J Coggle 15 Aug 1923
Plt Off Charles R Troup 15 Feb 1925  
Plt Off William J P Sloan 19 Dec 1923  
Plt Off Maurice W Goldie 16 Feb 1925  
Plt Off John R W Bowles 31 Jul 1924  
Plt Off George F R Cox 17 Dec 1924  
Plt Off Francis S O'Hanlon 12 Mar 1925  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Harry J Barnham 29 Aug 1922
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Kenneth E M Holmes 29 Apr 1923

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

March 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A RAF Spittlegate Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Hugh V Champion de Crepigny 26 Jan 1925 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Grahame G Dawson 19 Aug 1925 later AVM
Flt Lt Percy J Barnett 26 Mar 1923 MC
Fg Off John L Miles 23 Apr 1922  
Fg Off Reginald W Hill 16 Mar 1925
Fg Off Michael W C Ridgway  6 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Hubert S R Burt 23 Apr 1923  
Fg Off George N P Stringer 16 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Cyril K J Coggle 15 Aug 1923
Fg Off William J P Sloan 19 Dec 1923  
Fg Off Charles R Troup 15 Feb 1925  
Plt Off John R W Bowles 31 Jul 1924  
Plt Off George F R Cox 17 Dec 1924  
Plt Off Francis S O'Hanlon 12 Mar 1925  
Plt Off Thomas E Worsley 30 Jul 1925  
Plt Off Patrick W Lowe-Holmes 16 Dec 1925  
Plt Off Douglas W R Ryley 16 Dec 1925 later AVM

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Flt Lt Harry J Barnham 29 Aug 1922  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Kenneth E M Holmes 29 Apr 1923
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Joseph A Perdrau 16 Jun 1925 MD

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Hugh V Champion de Crepigny 26 Jan 1925 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Matthew A Simpson  1 Jun 1926  
Flt Lt Grahame G Dawson 19 Aug 1925 later AVM
Flt Lt Percy J Barnett 26 Mar 1923 MC
Fg Off John L Miles 23 Apr 1922  
Fg Off Stephen McKeever 23 Apr 1926  
Fg Off Reginald W Hill 16 Mar 1925
Fg Off Michael W C Ridgway  6 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Hubert S R Burt 23 Apr 1923  
Fg Off George N P Stringer 16 Feb 1925  
Fg Off William J P Sloan 19 Dec 1923  
Fg Off Charles R Troup 15 Feb 1925  
Fg Off John R W Bowles 31 Jul 1924  
Plt Off George F R Cox 17 Dec 1924  
Plt Off Francis S O'Hanlon 12 Mar 1925  
Plt Off Frederick B Tomkins 15 Feb 1926  
Plt Off Edward J George 15 Jun 1926
Plt Off Thomas E Worsley 30 Jul 1925  
Plt Off Patrick W Lowe-Holmes 16 Dec 1925  
Plt Off Douglas W R Ryley 16 Dec 1925 later AVM
Plt Off George E Campbell  1 Mar 1926 DFM

-

5 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Flt Lt Reginald A Dolton 8 Feb 1926  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Kenneth E M Holmes 29 Apr 1923
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Joseph A Perdrau 16 Jun 1925 MD

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Hugh V Champion de Crepigny 26 Jan 1925 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Matthew A Simpson  1 Jun 1926  
Flt Lt Grahame G Dawson 19 Aug 1925 later AVM
Flt Lt Percy J Barnett 26 Mar 1923 MC
Fg Off Joseph S Nichol 23 Aug 1926 Signals Duties
Fg Off Stephen McKeever 23 Apr 1926  
Fg Off Reginald W Hill 16 Mar 1925
Fg Off Hubert S R Burt 23 Apr 1923  
Fg Off Charles R Troup 15 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Herbert R Lowry  8 Jun 1926  
Fg Off John R W Bowles 31 Jul 1924  
Fg Off Francis S O'Hanlon 12 Mar 1925  
Plt Off George F R Cox 17 Dec 1924 Pilotage (Navigation) Duties
Plt Off Edward J George 15 Jun 1926
Plt Off Thomas E Worsley 30 Jul 1925 Photographic Duties
Plt Off Leonard G Rumsey 30 Sep 1926  
Plt Off Walter G Woolliams  9 Nov 1926  
Plt Off Patrick W Lowe-Holmes 16 Dec 1925  
Plt Off Douglas W R Ryley 16 Dec 1925 later AVM
Plt Off David N Roberts 30 Jul 1926 later A/Cdre

-

7 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Flt Lt Reginald A Dolton 8 Feb 1926  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Kenneth E M Holmes 29 Apr 1923
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Joseph A Perdrau 16 Jun 1925 MD

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

July 1927

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Hugh V Champion de Crepigny 26 Jan 1925 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Grahame G Dawson 19 Aug 1925 later AVM
Flt Lt Stephen McKeever 23 Apr 1926  
Fg Off Joseph S Nichol 23 Aug 1926 Signals duties
Fg Off Reginald W Hill 16 Mar 1925
Fg Off Hubert S R Burt 23 Apr 1923  
Fg Off Charles R Troup 15 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Herbert R Lowry  8 Jun 1926  
Fg Off Francis S O'Hanlon 12 Mar 1925 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Thomas E Worsley 30 Jul 1925 Photographic duties
Fg Off Edward J George 15 Jun 1926
Fg Off Leonard G Rumsey 30 Sep 1926  
Plt Off James C McE Gibb 24 Mar 1927  
Plt Off Walter G Woolliams  9 Nov 1926  
Plt Off Patrick W Lowe-Holmes 16 Dec 1925  
Plt Off Douglas W R Ryley 16 Dec 1925 later AVM
Plt Off David N Roberts 30 Jul 1926 later A/Cdre

-

9 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Richard M Thomas 31 Oct 1926
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Kenneth E M Holmes 29 Apr 1923

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
12 Jan 1928 Bircham Newton

July 1928

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Hugh V Champion de Crepigny 26 Jan 1925 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt William H Markham 29 Oct 1927  
Flt Lt Stephen McKeever 23 Apr 1926  
Flt Lt William L Payne  7 May 1928  
Fg Off Cyril R Mason 30 Aug 1927  
Fg Off Herbert R Lowry  8 Jun 1926  
Fg Off Douglas W R Ryley 16 Dec 1925 later AVM
Fg Off David N Roberts 30 Jul 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Harry G Wheeler 11 Jun 1928  

-

7 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Richard M Thomas 31 Oct 1926
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Robert Cassels  1 Dec 1927

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Hugh V Champion de Crepigny 26 Jan 1925 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt William H Markham 29 Oct 1927  
Flt Lt Stephen McKeever 23 Apr 1926  
Flt Lt William L Payne  7 May 1928  
Fg Off John St C Arbuthnott 14 Jun 1928  
Fg Off Cyril R Mason 30 Aug 1927  
Fg Off Herbert R Lowry  8 Jun 1926  
Fg Off Douglas W R Ryley 16 Dec 1925 later AVM
Fg Off David N Roberts 30 Jul 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Lewis S Tindall 26 Jun 1928  
Plt Off Harry G Wheeler 11 Jun 1928  
Plt Off Raymond W F Collings 18 Jun 1928  
Plt Off Thomas J Davidson 18 Jun 1928  
Plt Off Alexander C Pearson 18 Jun 1928  

-

7 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Richard M Thomas 31 Oct 1926
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Robert Cassels  1 Dec 1927

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
29 Dec 1928 En-route to India
22 Jan 1929 Risalpur

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti (from Mar 1929) Risalpur, India RAF India/No 2 (Indian Wing) Station

Wapiti IIA

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Hugh V Champion de Crepigny 26 Jan 1925 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Edmond E C Britton 15 Oct 1928 DFC
Flt Lt Stephen McKeever 23 Apr 1926  
Flt Lt Wilfred E Dipple  3 Sep 1928  
Fg Off Herbert R Lowry  8 Jun 1926  
Fg Off Patrick J Stapleton 31 Aug 1928  
Fg Off Douglas W R Ryley 16 Dec 1925 later AVM
Fg Off William N Blain 27 Aug 1928 Signals duties
Fg Off Harry G Wheeler 11 Jun 1928 Photographic duties
Fg Off Raymond W F Collings 18 Jun 1928  
Fg Off Thomas J Davidson 18 Jun 1928  

-

7 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Risalpur, India RAF India/No 2 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Stafford B Harris  4 Apr 1930 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC
Flt Lt Charles L Lea-Cox 21 Jan 1930
Flt Lt Stephen McKeever 23 Apr 1926  
Flt Lt Wilfred E Dipple  3 Sep 1928  
Fg Off Herbert R Lowry  8 Jun 1926  
Fg Off Douglas W R Ryley 16 Dec 1925 later AVM
Fg Off William N Blain 27 Aug 1928 Signals duties
Fg Off Harry G Wheeler 11 Jun 1928 Photographic duties
Fg Off Raymond W F Collings 18 Jun 1928  
Fg Off Thomas J Davidson 18 Jun 1928  
Fg Off Alexander C Pearson 18 Jun 1928  

-

6 Airman Pilots

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
Westland Wapiti Risalpur, India RAF India/No 2 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Stafford B Harris  4 Apr 1930 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC
Flt Lt Charles L Lea-Cox 21 Jan 1930
Flt Lt Stephen McKeever 23 Apr 1926  
Flt Lt Frederick H Isaac 14 Feb 1931  
Fg Off Herbert R Lowry  8 Jun 1926  
Fg Off Douglas W R Ryley 16 Dec 1925 later AVM
Fg Off Raymond W F Collings 18 Jun 1928  
Fg Off Thomas J Davidson 18 Jun 1928  
Fg Off Alexander C Pearson 18 Jun 1928  
Fg Off John O H Lobley 23 Sep 1930 Signals duties
Fg Off

Roland E de T Vintras

14 Feb 1931 Photographic duties; later A/Cdre
Plt Off Howard F Clayton-Danbeny 24 Dec 1930  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart (from Nov 1931) Risalpur, India RAF India/No 2 (Indian Wing) Station

Hawker Hart of No 39 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Stafford B Harris  4 Apr 1930 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC
Flt Lt Frederick H Isaac 14 Feb 1931  
Flt Lt Garth R O'Sullivan 16 Oct 1931
Flt Lt Cuthbert J Collingwood 17 Aug 1931  
Fg Off Herbert R Lowry  8 Jun 1926  
Fg Off John O H Lobley 23 Sep 1930 Signals duties
Fg Off

Roland E de T Vintras

14 Feb 1931 Photographic duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Norris Kirkham 23 Jan 1932  
Fg Off Ronald G E Catt 23 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Ronald Hanson 23 Feb 1932  
Plt Off Norman C S Rutter 23 Feb 1932 later AVM

-

5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart Risalpur, India RAF India/No 2 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Stuart D Culley 10 Mar 1933 Officer Commanding, DSO
Flt Lt Leonard R Stokes  7 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt Garth R O'Sullivan 16 Oct 1931
Flt Lt Cuthbert J Collingwood 17 Aug 1931  
Fg Off John O H Lobley 23 Sep 1930 Signals duties
Fg Off Alfred C Richardson  3 Jan 1933  
Fg Off Ronald G E Catt 23 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Ronald Hanson 23 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Norman C S Rutter 23 Feb 1932 later AVM
Fg Off Roger H Maw 11 Oct 1932  
Fg Off Alexander Moncrieff  2 Nov 1932  
Plt Off Ronald A C Barclay 23 Feb 1932  

-

4 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart Risalpur, India RAF India/No 2 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Stuart D Culley 10 Mar 1933 Officer Commanding, DSO
Flt Lt Garth R O'Sullivan 16 Oct 1931
Flt Lt Cuthbert J Collingwood 17 Aug 1931  
Flt Lt Leonard R Stokes  7 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Alfred C Richardson  3 Jan 1933  
Fg Off Ronald G E Catt 23 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Ronald Hanson 23 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Frederick A A H Strath 15 Aug 1933  
Fg Off Norman C S Rutter 23 Feb 1932 later AVM
Fg Off Roger H Maw 11 Oct 1932  
Fg Off Alexander Moncrieff  2 Nov 1932  
Plt Off Ronald A C Barclay 23 Feb 1932  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart Risalpur, India RAF India/No 2 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Stuart D Culley 10 Mar 1933 Officer Commanding, DSO
Flt Lt Leonard R Stokes  7 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt de Lancy  Cooke 11 Jan 1934
Flt Lt

Henry F V Battle

22 Feb 1931 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Ronald G E Catt 23 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Ronald Hanson 23 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Frederick A A H Strath 15 Aug 1933  
Fg Off Alexander Moncrieff  2 Nov 1932  
Plt Off Thomas G L Gale 13 Nov 1933  
Plt Off Edward B C Davies 13 Nov 1933  
Plt Off Ronald A C Barclay 23 Feb 1932  
Plt Off Charles H T Warner 15 Feb 1934  
Plt Off Alfred O D Cox 26 Feb 1934  
Plt Off John A H Tuck 15 Feb 1934  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart Risalpur, India RAF India/No 2 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Stuart D Culley 10 Mar 1933 Officer Commanding, DSO
Flt Lt Malcolm B Mackay 20 Oct 1934  
Flt Lt Robert O Jones  9 Feb 1935 later AM
Flt Lt Grenville H Shaw 26 Nov 1934  
Fg Off Frederick A A H Strath 15 Aug 1933  
Fg Off David J P Lee 31 Mar 1935 later ACM
Fg Off John C Pope 31 Mar 1935  
Fg Off Samuel P A Patmore 20 Jan 1935  
Fg Off Peter S Salter 31 Mar 1935  
Fg Off Augustine S Q Robins 28 Feb 1935  
Fg Off Charles H T Warner 15 Feb 1934  
Plt Off William G Devas 14 Mar 1935  
Plt Off John S Leslie 18 Dec 1934  
Plt Off Ernest L A Walter 14 Mar 1935  
Plt Off John A H Tuck 15 Feb 1934  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart Risalpur, India RAF India/No 2 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J H Butler  1 Nov 1935 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Robert O Jones  9 Feb 1935 later AM
Flt Lt Grenville H Shaw 26 Nov 1934  
Fg Off David J P Lee 31 Mar 1935 later ACM
Fg Off Augustine S Q Robins 28 Feb 1935  
Fg Off Charles H T Warner 15 Feb 1934  
Fg Off Ernest L A Walter 14 Mar 1935  
Fg Off William G Devas 14 Mar 1935  
Fg Off John S Leslie 18 Dec 1934  
Fg Off John A H Tuck 15 Feb 1934  
Plt Off R H S King 14 Mar 1936  
Plt Off M M Kane 14 Mar 1936  
Plt Off F R Foster 14 Mar 1936  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart Risalpur, India RAF India/No 2 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr S H V Harris  7 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt R S Howe  1 Apr 1937
Flt Lt Augustine S Q Robins 28 Feb 1935  
Fg Off John S Leslie 18 Dec 1934  
Fg Off R H S King 14 Mar 1936
Fg Off P Stevens 15 Oct 1936  
Plt Off M M Kane 14 Mar 1936  
Plt Off G Elsmie 14 Mar 1936  
Plt Off L A G S Lewer 15 Oct 1936  
Plt Off R A Milward 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off C F Darbishire 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off H R Goodman 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off P S Jolliffe 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off F R C Fowle 24 Oct 1936  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart Risalpur, India RAF India/No 2 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr S H V Harris  7 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt John S Leslie 18 Dec 1934
Act Flt Lt P Stevens 15 Oct 1936  
Fg Off M M Kane 14 Mar 1936  
Fg Off G Elsmie 14 Mar 1936
Fg Off L A G S Lewer 15 Oct 1936  
Fg Off R A Milward 15 Dec 1936  
Fg Off C F Darbishire 15 Dec 1936  
Fg Off H R Goodman 15 Dec 1936  
Fg Off P S Jolliffe 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off F R C Fowle 24 Oct 1936  
Plt Off R F Marrack 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off L F M Saunders 21 Nov 1937  
APO S C Holbrow 29 Mar 1938  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart Risalpur, India RAF India/No 2 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Act Flt Lt P Stevens 15 Oct 1936  
Act Flt Lt M M Kane 14 Mar 1936  
Act Flt Lt G Elsmie 14 Mar 1936
Fg Off L A G S Lewer 15 Oct 1936  
Fg Off R A Milward 15 Dec 1936  
Fg Off P S Jolliffe 15 Dec 1936  
Fg Off H R Goodman 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off R F Marrack 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off L F M Saunders 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off S C Holbrow 29 Mar 1938  
APO A G Wilson  5 Nov 1938  
APO I O O'Neill  5 Nov 1938  
APO R A Lewis  5 Nov 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart Risalpur, India Air Forces in India/No 2 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr A F McKenna  9 Dec 1938 Officer Commanding
Act Flt Lt P Stevens 15 Oct 1936  
Act Flt Lt L A G S Lewer 15 Oct 1936  
Act Flt Lt G Elsmie 14 Mar 1936
Fg Off R A Milward 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off R F Marrack 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off L F M Saunders 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off S C Holbrow 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off A G Wilson  5 Nov 1938  
APO J E S White 30 Dec 1938  
APO J Woodroffe 30 Dec 1938  
APO I O O'Neill  5 Nov 1938  
APO R A Lewis  5 Nov 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO D T Way 29 Dec 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart Risalpur, India Air Forces in India/No 2 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr A F McKenna  9 Dec 1938 Officer Commanding
Act Flt Lt P Stevens 15 Oct 1936  
Act Flt Lt L A G S Lewer 15 Oct 1936  
Act Flt Lt G Elsmie 14 Mar 1936
Fg Off R A Milward 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off R F Marrack 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off L F M Saunders 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off S C Holbrow 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off A G Wilson  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off J E S White 30 Dec 1938  
Plt Off J Woodroffe 30 Dec 1938  
APO I O O'Neill  5 Nov 1938  
APO R A Lewis  5 Nov 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO J S Darrant 25 Feb 1938 Also shown as being with No 41 Sqn from the same date in the April CAFL
WO H J Atkins  4 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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