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No 48 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Reformed at Bicester on 25 November 1936 from 'C' Flight of No 101 Squadron.

Movement Date Location
16 Dec 1935 Manston

Saro Cloud

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Anson I (from Mar 1936) RAF Manston Training Command

Avro Anson I

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury

27 Jan 1936 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr A H Love 25 Nov 1935  
Flt Lt G R M Clifford 20 May 136  
Flt Lt J E G Thomas 13 Jan 1936 DFC
Flt Lt T F Moloney  1 Feb 1936 Signals duties
Flt Lt R Chadwick  2 Mar 1936  
Fg Off N G Mulholland 25 Nov 1935  
Fg Off J E Townsend 16 Dec 1935  
Fg Off S T Misselbrook 20 May 1936  
Plt Off C C Byar 16 Apr 1936  
Plt Off P J K Pike 25 Apr 1936  
Plt Off E Banthorpe 25 Apr 1936  
Plt Off J A Chorlton 25 Apr 1936  
Plt Off A R Atkins 25 Apr 1936  
Plt Off S R R Smith 25 Apr 1936  
Plt Off R E X Mack 25 Apr 1936  
Plt Off D K Banks 27 Jan 1936  
Plt Off S Dodds 27 Jan 1936  
Plt Off P D R Hutchings 27 Jan 1936  
Plt Off J Riley 27 Jan 1936  
Plt Off M M J Stevens 27 Jan 1936  

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7 Airman Pilots

Warrant Officer
WO I S Mather  9 May 1936  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Anson I RAF Manston Training Command/No 23 (Training) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury

27 Jan 1936 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt R Chadwick  2 Mar 1936  
Flt Lt Reginald L Mills 28 Sep 1936 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt R H Harris  4 Oct 1936  
Flt Lt A McIlwaine  1 Jul 1936 Signals duties
Flt Lt D Y Feeny 13 Jan 1937  
Flt Lt Viscount Acheson 25 Mar 1937  
Flt Lt N G Mulholland 25 Nov 1935  
Flt Lt R C Gordon  5 May 1937 RCAF
Fg Off F E H Cooper  1 Jan 1937  
Fg Off S R R Smith 25 Apr 1936  
Fg Off E W Martin  7 Jan 1937  
Plt Off C F King  7 Jan 1937  
Plt Off R E X Mack 25 Apr 1936  
Plt Off S Dodds 27 Jan 1936  
Plt Off P D R Hutchings 27 Jan 1936  
Plt Off J Riley 27 Jan 1936  
Plt Off P A M Stickney  7 Jan 1937  
Plt Off M M J Stevens 27 Jan 1936  
Plt Off C E Drapper  4 Oct 1936  

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 Airman Pilots

Warrant Officer
WO I S Mather  9 May 1936  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Anson I RAF Manston Training Command/No 23 (Training) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury

27 Jan 1936 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt R H Harris  4 Oct 1936  
Flt Lt R Chadwick  2 Mar 1936  
Flt Lt C P Villiers 17 Jul 1937  
Flt Lt A McIlwaine  1 Jul 1936 Signals duties
Fg Off N M Bayliss 17 Mar 1938  
Fg Off R E X Mack 25 Apr 1936  
Fg Off M M J Stevens 27 Jan 1936  
Fg Off S Dodds 27 Jan 1936  
Fg Off J Riley 27 Jan 1936  
Fg Off G E Ford 29 Nov 1937  
Plt Off N B Mole 16 Aug 1937  
Plt Off H B M Pearson 19 Mar 1938  
Plt Off D P Bamber 17 Mar 1938  
Plt Off E Tennant  4 Dec 1937  
Plt Off G R Brady  6 Jan 1938  
Plt Off James M N Pike 17 Feb 1938 later A/Cdre
APO R F Finch  7 May 1938  
APO T H V Pheloung  7 May 1938  

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11 Airman Pilots

Warrant Officer
WO I R E Hammond 24 Sep 1937  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
1 Sep 1938 Eastchurch
28 Sep 1938 Thorney Island
10 Oct 1938 Eastchurch

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Anson I RAF Eastchurch Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

Anson I of No 48 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr J L Findlay  1 Sep 1938 Officer Commanding, RNZAF
Sqn Ldr R H Harris  4 Oct 1936  
Act Flt Lt R E X Mack 25 Apr 1936  
Act Flt Lt M M J Stevens 27 Jan 1936  
Fg Off S Dodds 27 Jan 1936  
Fg Off G E Ford 29 Nov 1937  
Plt Off G R Brady  6 Jan 1938  
Plt Off H B M Pearson 19 Mar 1938  
Plt Off J F Ross  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off H G D Devy  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off P C Rolt  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off A V Hunter  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off K Petrie  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off J D Tillott  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off W P Bain  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off R D C Chambers  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off G H Wherry  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off B G Haylock  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off D M Brass  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off B H Arkell 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off J W Collins 17 Sep 1938  
APO J D Williams 17 Sep 1938  
APO I H Meggitt 29 Oct 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Anson I RAF Eastchurch Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr J L Findlay  1 Sep 1938 Officer Commanding, RNZAF
Sqn Ldr R H Harris  4 Oct 1936  
Flt Lt S Dodds  1 Sep 1938  
Act Flt Lt M M J Stevens 27 Jan 1936  
Fg Off G E Ford 29 Nov 1937  
Fg Off G R Brady  6 Jan 1938  
Fg Off H B M Pearson 19 Mar 1938  
Plt Off J F Ross  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off H G D Devy  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off P C Rolt  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off A V Hunter  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off K Petrie  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off J D Tillott  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off W P Bain  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off R D C Chambers  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off G H Wherry  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off B G Haylock  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off D M Brass  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off B H Arkell 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off J W Collins 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off H F D Breese 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off J R Armistead 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off I H Meggitt 29 Oct 1938  
APO J D Williams 17 Sep 1938  
APO B Lewin 17 Dec 1938  
APO D Dews  4 Mar 1939  
APO M J Elworthy  4 Mar 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Anson I RAF Eastchurch Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr J L Findlay  1 Sep 1938 Officer Commanding, RNZAF
Sqn Ldr R H Harris  4 Oct 1936  
Flt Lt S Dodds  1 Sep 1938  
Act Flt Lt M M J Stevens 27 Jan 1936  
Act Flt Lt G E Ford 29 Nov 1937  
Fg Off G R Brady  6 Jan 1938  
Fg Off H B M Pearson 19 Mar 1938  
Plt Off J F Ross  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off H G D Devy  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off P C Rolt  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off A V Hunter  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off K Petrie  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off J D Tillott  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off W P Bain  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off R D C Chambers  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off G H Wherry  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off B G Haylock  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off D M Brass  1 Sep 1938  
Plt Off B H Arkell 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off J W Collins 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off H F D Breese 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off J R Armistead 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off I H Meggitt 29 Oct 1938  
Plt Off B Lewin 17 Dec 1938  
APO J D Williams 17 Sep 1938  
APO D Dews  4 Mar 1939  
APO M J Elworthy  4 Mar 1939  
Warrant Officer
WO H E Arthur  3 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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