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No 57 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


[Jul 1932 | Jul 1933 | Jan 1934 | Jul 1934 | Jul 1935 | Jul 1936 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

The squadron reformed at Netheravon on 20 October 1931, receiving Hawker Harts in November

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart RAF Netheravon (Inland Area) ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

Hawker Hart of No 57 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Horace G Bowen

20 Oct 1931 Officer Commanding, MBE; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Frank Beaumont

15 Feb 1932 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Eric R C Hobson 21 Feb 1932  
Flt Lt Frank M Denny 20 Oct 1931  
Fg Off Herbert L Smith 30 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Francis A J Pollock-Gore 30 Nov 1931  
Fg Off William BThompson  1 Dec 1931  
Fg Off

Eric C Bates

12 Nov 1931 later AVM
Fg Off John G Glen 20 Feb 1932  
Plt Off Francis C Seavill 29 Dec 1931  
Plt Off Cedric H Mallinson  8 Mar 1932  
Plt Off Arthur W M Finny 27 Mar 1932  
Plt Off Roger H Maw  3 May 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Plt Off Thomas A B Parselle 19 Dec 1931 later AVM
Plt Off Eric A Collyns 19 Dec 1931  
Plt Off Rupert H A Leigh 19 Dec 1931 later A/Cdre
Plt Off The Hon George R Ward 11 Feb 1932  
Plt Off The Hon Edward P Ward 11 Feb 1932  

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1 Airman Pilot

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
5 Sep 1932 Upper Heyford

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart RAF Upper Heyford ADGB/Central Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Francis W Trott  5 Jan 1933 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC
Flt Lt

Frank Beaumont

15 Feb 1932 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Herbert N Hampton 23 Feb 1933 DFC
Flt Lt Frank M Denny 20 Oct 1931 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Herbert L Smith 30 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Francis A J Pollock-Gore 30 Nov 1931  
Fg Off William B Thompson  1 Dec 1931  
Fg Off

Eric C Bates

12 Nov 1931 later AVM
Fg Off John G Glen 20 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Hubert F Boss-Walker 17 Sep 1932  
Plt Off Ernest C Kidd 10 Apr 1933 AFM
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Charles Littleproud 26 Feb 1932 MBE

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8 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart RAF Upper Heyford ADGB/Central Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Francis W Trott  5 Jan 1933 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC
Flt Lt

Frank Beaumont

15 Feb 1932 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Herbert N Hampton 23 Feb 1933 DFC
Flt Lt Frank M Denny 20 Oct 1931 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Herbert L Smith 30 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Francis A J Pollock-Gore 30 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Leslie E Dalrymple 24 Aug 1933  
Fg Off William B Thompson  1 Dec 1931  
Fg Off John G Glen 20 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Hubert F Boss-Walker 17 Sep 1932  
Fg Off Norman D Crockart 21Aug 1933  
Plt Off Augustine S Q Robins 21 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Philip C Lawrence 28Aug 1933  
Plt Off George A M Pryde 28 Aug 1933  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Charles Littleproud 26 Feb 1932 MBE

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8 Airmen Pilots

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart RAF Upper Heyford ADGB/Central Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Frederick W Walker

11 Feb 1934 Officer Commanding, DSC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Frank Beaumont

15 Feb 1932 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Herbert N Hampton 23 Feb 1933 DFC
Flt Lt Frank M Denny 20 Oct 1931 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Francis A J Pollock-Gore 30 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Leslie E Dalrymple 24 Aug 1933  
Fg Off William B Thompson  1 Dec 1931  
Fg Off Hubert F Boss-Walker 17 Sep 1932  
Fg Off Norman D Crockart 21Aug 1933  
Plt Off Augustine S Q Robins 21 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Philip C Lawrence 28Aug 1933  
Plt Off George A M Pryde 28 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Arthur T D Barnes 12 Feb 1934  
Warrant Officer
WO Horace Barnes 12 Jan 1934  

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8 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind (from May 1936) RAF Upper Heyford ADGB/No 1 (Bomber) Group

Hawker Hind of No 57 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Frederick W Walker

11 Feb 1934 Officer Commanding, DSC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

John G Franks

24 May 1935 later AVM
Flt Lt John D Greaves  1 Oct 1934
Flt Lt Basil M Carey  8 Dec 1934  
Fg Off Hubert F Boss-Walker 17 Sep 1932  
Fg Off Norman D Crockart 21Aug 1933  
Fg Off James G Macintyre  2 Mar 1935  
Plt Off Arthur T D Barnes 12 Feb 1934  
Plt Off Robert G Yaxley 28 Jul 1934  
Plt Off Ronald E Curry 24 May 1935  
Plt Off Hugh L Dawson  4 Mar 1935  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II James J Burton 29 Mar 1935  

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8 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind RAF Upper Heyford Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Francis H E Reeve

 1 Jul 1935 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt K Lea-Cox 15 Apr 1936  
Flt Lt Hubert F Boss-Walker 30 Aug 1933
Fg Off Norman D Crockart 21Aug 1933  
Plt Off Peter Stevens 14 Oct 1935  
Plt Off L A G S Lewer  4 Mar 1936  
Plt Off R B Nuthall 12 Jun 1936  
APO M W Hamlyn 23 Apr 1936  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II James J Burton 29 Mar 1935  

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7 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind RAF Upper Heyford Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr W L Payne 14 Dec 1936 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off C H D Wardrop 28 Feb 1937  
Fg Off R H Spencer 20 Dec 1936
Plt Off R B Nuthall 12 Jun 1936  
Plt Off James N W Farmer 28 Jun 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off G M Wyatt 28 Jun 1936  
Plt Off R G Hurst  5 Aug 1936  
Plt Off H M Hammond 13 Jul 1936  
Plt Off J Foulsham 31 Aug 1936  
Plt Off C D Milne 19 Dec 1936  
Plt Off J A Roncoroni 10 Aug 1936  
Plt Off M P A Craig Mooney  8 Apr 1937  
APO C T Norman 23 Apr 1937  
APO M J Casey 23 Apr 1937  

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7 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim I (from Mar 1938) RAF Upper Heyford Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

Bristol Blenheim I

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr W L Payne 14 Dec 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt C H D Wardrop 28 Feb 1937  
Fg Off G M Wyatt 28 Jun 1936  
Fg Off J Foulsham 31 Aug 1936
Plt Off C D Milne 19 Dec 1936  
Plt Off R B Nuthall 12 Jun 1936  
Plt Off J A Roncoroni 10 Aug 1936  
Plt Off C T Norman 23 Apr 1937  
Plt Off M J Casey 23 Apr 1937  
Plt Off K H V Day 12 Sep 1937  
Plt Off H G Graham-Hogg 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J S MacL Clarke 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off E F Nind  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off H R Bewley  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A D Morton 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off W W Adam 19 Feb 1938  
APO Archibald C Stewart 17 May 1938 later A/Cdre

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5 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim I RAF Upper Heyford Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr W L Payne 14 Dec 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt C H D Wardrop 28 Feb 1937  
Fg Off G M Wyatt 28 Jun 1936  
Fg Off J Foulsham 31 Aug 1936
Fg Off J A Roncoroni 10 Aug 1936  
Fg Off C D Milne 19 Dec 1936  
Plt Off C T Norman 23 Apr 1937  
Plt Off M J Casey 23 Apr 1937  
Plt Off K H V Day 12 Sep 1937  
Plt Off H G Graham-Hogg 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off E F Nind  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off H R Bewley  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A D Morton 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off W W Adam 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J G Fletcher 10 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J R Grant 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off O C Hume  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off R L Saunders 28 Nov 1938  
APO Archibald C Stewart 17 May 1938 later A/Cdre

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim I RAF Upper Heyford Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr W L Payne 14 Dec 1936 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off G M Wyatt 28 Jun 1936  
Fg Off J Foulsham 31 Aug 1936
Fg Off J A Roncoroni 10 Aug 1936  
Fg Off C D Milne 19 Dec 1936  
Fg Off C T Norman 23 Apr 1937  
Plt Off M J Casey 23 Apr 1937  
Plt Off K H V Day 12 Sep 1937  
Plt Off H G Graham-Hogg 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off E F Nind  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off H R Bewley  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A D Morton 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off W W Adam 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J R Grant 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off O C Hume  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off R L Saunders 28 Nov 1938  
Plt Off Archibald C Stewart 17 May 1938 later A/Cdre
Warrant Officer
WO J G Davies 13 Sep 1934

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim I RAF Upper Heyford Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr W L Payne 14 Dec 1936 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt J A Roncoroni 10 Aug 1936  
Fg Off G M Wyatt 28 Jun 1936  
Fg Off J Foulsham 31 Aug 1936
Fg Off C D Milne 19 Dec 1936  
Fg Off C T Norman 23 Apr 1937  
Plt Off M J Casey 23 Apr 1937  
Plt Off K H V Day 12 Sep 1937  
Plt Off H G Graham-Hogg 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off E F Nind  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off H R Bewley  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A D Morton 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off W W Adam 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J R Grant 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off O C Hume  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off R L Saunders 28 Nov 1938  
Plt Off Archibald C Stewart 17 May 1938 later A/Cdre
Warrant Officer
WO J G Davies 13 Sep 1934

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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