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No 42 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


[Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Reformed at Donibristle on 14 December 1936 from 'B' Flight of No 22 Squadron.

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vildebeest III

Vickers Vildebeest IV (from Mar 1937)

RAF Donibristle Coastal Command

Vildebeest III

 

Vildebeest IV of No 42 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Graham C Bladon

 9 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt C M H Outram 14 Dec 1936  
Plt Off A Hibberd 14 Dec 1936  
Plt Off J S Tupholme 14 Dec 1936  
Plt Off D B M Wright  8 Feb 1937  
Plt Off W H Cliff  8 Feb 1937  
Plt Off J A Richardson  8 Feb 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
11 Mar 1938 Thorney Island

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vildebeest IV RAF Thorney Island Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Graham C Bladon

 9 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Fg Off J S Tupholme 14 Dec 1936  
Fg Off A Hibberd 14 Dec 1936  
Fg Off D B M Wright  8 Feb 1937  
Plt Off W H Cliff  8 Feb 1937  
Plt Off J A Richardson  8 Feb 1937  
Plt Off H J Seagrim 10 Oct 1937  
Plt Off W B Smith 10 Oct 1937  
Plt Off G S P Rooney 10 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J R Bendell 20 Feb 1938  
Plt Off N K Loyd 20 Feb 1938  
Plt Off A H Simmonds 20 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J G Kerby 12 Mar 1938  

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11 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
28 Sep 1938 Thornaby
10 Oct 1938 Thorney Island

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vildebeest IV RAF Thorney Island Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Graham C Bladon

 9 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Horace Waring 23 Nov 1938 later A/Cdre
Fg Off J S Tupholme 14 Dec 1936  
Fg Off A Hibberd 14 Dec 1936  
Fg Off D B M Wright  8 Feb 1937  
Plt Off W H Cliff  8 Feb 1937  
Plt Off H J Seagrim 10 Oct 1937  
Plt Off W B Smith 10 Oct 1937  
Plt Off G S P Rooney 10 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J R Bendell 20 Feb 1938  
Plt Off N K Loyd 20 Feb 1938  
Plt Off A H Simmonds 20 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J G Kerby 12 Mar 1938  
Plt Off D E Ryder  3 Nov 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO L B P Leeson 24 Mar 1937  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vildebeest IV RAF Thorney Island Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Horace Waring 23 Nov 1938 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Fg Off A Hibberd 14 Dec 1936  
Fg Off D B M Wright  8 Feb 1937  
Plt Off H J Seagrim 10 Oct 1937  
Plt Off W B Smith 10 Oct 1937  
Plt Off G S P Rooney 10 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J R Bendell 20 Feb 1938  
Plt Off N K Loyd 20 Feb 1938  
Plt Off A H Simmonds 20 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J G Kerby 12 Mar 1938  
Plt Off D E Ryder  3 Nov 1938  
APO J B Small 14 Jan 1939  
Warrant Officers
WO G Cliffman 15 Feb 1939  
WO T C Caldow  1 Jan 1939  
WO F D Clarke  2 Jan 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vildebeest IV RAF Thorney Island Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Horace Waring 23 Nov 1938 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt A Hibberd 14 Dec 1936  
Act Flt Lt D B M Wright  8 Feb 1937  
Plt Off H J Seagrim 10 Oct 1937  
Plt Off W B Smith 10 Oct 1937  
Plt Off G S P Rooney 10 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J R Bendell 20 Feb 1938  
Plt Off N K Loyd 20 Feb 1938  
Plt Off A H Simmonds 20 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J G Kerby 12 Mar 1938  
Plt Off D E Ryder  3 Nov 1938  
APO J B Small 14 Jan 1939  
Warrant Officers
WO G Cliffman 15 Feb 1939  
WO F D Clarke  2 Jan 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

[Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

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