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No 49 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Reformed on 10 February 1936 at Bircham Newton from 'C' Flight of No 18 Squadron equipped with Hawker Hinds

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind RAF Bircham Newton ADGB/No 1 (Bomber) Group

Hawker Hind of No 49 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt J R Cunningham 10 Feb 1936  
Plt Off A E Saunders 10 Feb 1936  
Plt Off G H Sheehan  6 Mar 1936  

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1 Airman Pilot

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
8 Aug 1936 Worthy Down

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind RAF Worthy Down Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr W E Dipple  6 Jul 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt J R L Rumsey 14 Nov 1936  
Plt Off G Lowe 28 Jun 1936
Plt Off G F Lerwill  6 Oct 1936  
Plt Off I D Grant-Crawford 10 Aug 1936  
Plt Off J N de M Tyrrell 25 Dec 1936  
Plt Off R A B Learoyd 10 Jan 1937 Later VC
APO N W Timmerman 23 Apr 1937
APO D White 23 Apr 1937
APO D S Forsyth 22 May 1937  

-

7 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
14 Mar 1938 Scampton

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind RAF Scampton Bomber Command/No 5 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr P McG Watt 15 Nov 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt J R L Rumsey 14 Nov 1936  
Fg Off G Lowe 28 Jun 1936
Fg Off G F Lerwill  6 Oct 1936  
Plt Off J N de M Tyrrell 25 Dec 1936  
Plt Off R A B Learoyd 10 Jan 1937 Later VC
Plt Off N W Timmerman 23 Apr 1937  
Plt Off D White 23 Apr 1937  
Plt Off D S Forsyth 22 May 1937  
Plt Off P L Gibson  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off B A Mitchell 30 Apr 1938  
Plt Off P S Butler 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off R W Stanway 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off E F Pritchard  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J D Haskins  8 Jan 1938
Plt Off J A Riley 27 Nov 1937

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Hampden I RAF Scampton Bomber Command/No 5 (Bomber) Group

Hampden I of No 49 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr P McG Watt 15 Nov 1937 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt G F Lerwill  6 Oct 1936  
Fg Off G Lowe 28 Jun 1936
Plt Off R A B Learoyd 10 Jan 1937 Later VC
Plt Off N W Timmerman 23 Apr 1937  
Plt Off D White 23 Apr 1937  
Plt Off D S Forsyth 22 May 1937  
Plt Off P L Gibson  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off B A Mitchell 30 Apr 1938  
Plt Off P S Butler 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off J D Haskins  8 Jan 1938
Plt Off J A Riley 27 Nov 1937
Plt Off D B Drakes 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off K H P Beauchamp 10 Dec 1938  
Plt Off P D Tunstall  3 Nov 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Hampden I RAF Scampton Bomber Command/No 5 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

John S Chick

27 Feb 1939 Officer Commanding, MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr P McG Watt 15 Nov 1937  
Sqn Ldr W G Rae  2 Jan 1939 RAAF
Act Flt Lt G F Lerwill  6 Oct 1936  
Fg Off G Lowe 28 Jun 1936
Fg Off R A B Learoyd 10 Jan 1937 Later VC
Fg Off N W Timmerman 23 Apr 1937  
Fg Off D White 23 Apr 1937  
Fg Off P S Butler 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off D S Forsyth 22 May 1937  
Plt Off P L Gibson  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off B A Mitchell 30 Apr 1938  
Plt Off J D Haskins  8 Jan 1938
Plt Off J A Riley 27 Nov 1937
Plt Off D B Drakes 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off K H P Beauchamp 10 Dec 1938  
Plt Off P D Tunstall  3 Nov 1938  
Plt Off B L G Harker 28 Jan 1939  
APO J K Bennett 17 Dec 1938  
APO R F Gower 17 Dec 1938  
APO J Lewis 17 Dec 1938  
APO D E Pinchbeck  4 Mar 1939 RAFO
Warrant Officer
WO K B J Randall  5 Jan 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Hampden I RAF Scampton Bomber Command/No 5 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

John S Chick

27 Feb 1939 Officer Commanding, MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr P McG Watt 15 Nov 1937  
Sqn Ldr W G Rae  2 Jan 1939 RAAF
Act Flt Lt G Lowe 28 Jun 1936
Fg Off G F Lerwill  6 Oct 1936  
Fg Off R A B Learoyd 10 Jan 1937 Later VC
Fg Off N W Timmerman 23 Apr 1937  
Fg Off D White 23 Apr 1937  
Fg Off P S Butler 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off D S Forsyth 22 May 1937  
Plt Off P L Gibson  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off B A Mitchell 30 Apr 1938  
Plt Off J D Haskins  8 Jan 1938
Plt Off J A Riley 27 Nov 1937
Plt Off D B Drakes 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off K H P Beauchamp 10 Dec 1938  
Plt Off P D Tunstall  3 Nov 1938  
Plt Off B L G Harker 28 Jan 1939  
Plt Off J K Bennett 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off R F Gower 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off J Lewis 17 Dec 1938  
APO D E Pinchbeck  4 Mar 1939 RAFO
Warrant Officer
WO W Wilson 24 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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