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No 59 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Reformed at Old Sarum on 28 June 1937.

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hector RAF Old Sarum Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

Hector of No 59 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

James Warburton

* Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Fg Off R Leigh *
Fg Off R H Humphries *  
Fg Off J W Deacon *  
Fg Off H M Starr *  
Fg Off H T Sutton *  
Plt Off G V Smither *  
Plt Off E F Pippett *  

* No date recorded

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hector RAF Old Sarum Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J B Fyfe 28 Dec 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt Peter H Holmes 30 Jun 1937 Signals duties; later AVM
Flt Lt R Leigh 28 Jun 1937 Lt, Royal Artillery
Flt Lt J W Deacon 28 Jun 1937 Lt, Worcester Regiment
Flt Lt C A H Evans  5 Oct 1937  
Capt W S Clarke  1 Feb 1938 Air Liaison Officer, GSO3, Royal Tank Regiment
Fg Off W J Muspratt-Williams 15 Aug 1937 Lt, Lincolnshire Regiment
Fg Off W B Hallmark 15 Aug 1937 Lt, Cheshire Regiment
Fg Off H T Sutton 28 Jun 1937  
Fg Off P A Hawks 24 Apr 1938 2Lt, The King's Regiment
Fg Off E F Pippett 28 Jun 1937  
Plt Off G V Smither 28 Jun 1937  
Plt Off M I Murdoch 20 Aug 1937  
Plt Off G H D Evans 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off F D Bird 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off R N Chudleigh  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A J Handley  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J D Rochfort  8 Jan 1938  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off F P Dawson  3 Jan 1938  
Accountant  Branch
Plt Off R P Bennett  4 Aug 1937  
Warrant Officer
WO I E Evans 20 Apr 1938  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hector RAF Old Sarum Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J B Fyfe 28 Dec 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC
Maj W S Clarke  1 Feb 1938 Air Liaison Officer, GSO3, Royal Tank Regiment
Flt Lt Peter H Holmes 30 Jun 1937 Signals duties; later AVM
Flt Lt R Leigh 28 Jun 1937 Lt (Local Capt), Royal Artillery
Flt Lt J W Deacon 28 Jun 1937 Lt (Local Capt), Worcester Regiment
Act Flt Lt H T Sutton 28 Jun 1937  
Fg Off W J Muspratt-Williams 15 Aug 1937 Lt, Lincolnshire Regiment
Fg Off W B Hallmark 15 Aug 1937 Lt, Cheshire Regiment
Fg Off P A Hawks 24 Apr 1938 2Lt, The King's Regiment
Fg Off E F Pippett 28 Jun 1937  
Fg Off G V Smither 28 Jun 1937  
Plt Off M I Murdoch 20 Aug 1937  
Plt Off G H D Evans 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off F D Bird 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off R N Chudleigh  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A J Handley  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J D Rochfort  8 Jan 1938  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off F P Dawson  3 Jan 1938  
Accountant  Branch
Plt Off R P Bennett  4 Aug 1937  
Warrant Officer
WO E Evans 20 Apr 1938

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hector RAF Old Sarum Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J B Fyfe 28 Dec 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt Peter H Holmes 30 Jun 1937 Signals duties; later AVM
Flt Lt A C G Wimbush  6 Feb 1937  
Maj W S Clarke  1 Feb 1938 Air Liaison Officer, GSO3, Royal Tank Regiment
Act Flt Lt H T Sutton 28 Jun 1937  
Fg Off W J Muspratt-Williams 15 Aug 1937 Lt, Lincolnshire Regiment
Fg Off W B Hallmark 15 Aug 1937 Lt, Cheshire Regiment
Fg Off P A Hawks 24 Apr 1938 2Lt, The King's Regiment
Fg Off E F Pippett 28 Jun 1937  
Fg Off G V Smither 28 Jun 1937  
Plt Off M I Murdoch 20 Aug 1937  
Plt Off G H D Evans 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off F D Bird 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off R N Chudleigh  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A J Handley  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J D Rochfort  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off N A van Someren 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off J F Roberts 16 Jan 1939  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off F P Dawson  3 Jan 1938  
Accountant  Branch
Plt Off R P Bennett  4 Aug 1937  
Warrant Officers
WO E Evans 20 Apr 1938
WO R L Bloodworth 15 Feb 1939

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Movement Date Location
11 May 1939 Andover

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hector

Bristol Blenheim IV (from May 1939)

RAF Andover Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

Bristol Blenheim IV of No 59 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J B Fyfe 28 Dec 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC
Sqn Ldr Peter H Holmes 30 Jun 1937 Signals duties; later AVM
Flt Lt A C G Wimbush  6 Feb 1937  
Maj W S Clarke  1 Feb 1938 Air Liaison Officer, GSO3, Royal Tank Regiment
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) D C Curme  9 Mar 1939 Capt, Royal Artillery
Act Flt Lt H T Sutton 28 Jun 1937  
Fg Off W J Muspratt-Williams 15 Aug 1937 Lt, Lincolnshire Regiment
Fg Off W B Hallmark 15 Aug 1937 Lt, Cheshire Regiment
Fg Off P A Hawks 24 Apr 1938 2Lt, The King's Regiment
Fg Off E F Pippett 28 Jun 1937  
Fg Off G V Smither 28 Jun 1937  
Plt Off M I Murdoch 20 Aug 1937  
Plt Off G H D Evans 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off F D Bird 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off R N Chudleigh  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A J Handley  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J D Rochfort  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off N A van Someren 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off J F Roberts 16 Jan 1939  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off F P Dawson  3 Jan 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO E Evans 20 Apr 1938
WO R L Bloodworth 15 Feb 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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