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No 63 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Reformed at Andover on 15 February 1937 from 'B' Flight of No 12 Squadron equipped with Hawker Hinds until April.

Hawker Hind of No 63 Squadron

Movement Date Location
3 Mar 1937 Upwood

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax (until Aug 1937)

Fairey Battle I (from May 1937)

RAF Upwood Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Hawker Audax

Battle I of No 63 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr V S Parker 22 Feb 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt T H L Nicholls 15 Feb 1937  
Plt Off H H A Ironside 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off K Ault 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R H G Grey 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J W S Fowler 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off L V James 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off B J Rogers 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off P Corbishley 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J Ellis 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off A E Hyde Parker 24 Apr 1937  
APO C L G Back 24 Apr 1937  
APO J G W Swain 22 May 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I RAF Upwood Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John A Hawkings 11 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt T H L Nicholls 15 Feb 1937  
Fg Off H H A Ironside 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R H G Grey 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J W S Fowler 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off L V James 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off B J Rogers 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off P Corbishley 22 Mar 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off J Ellis 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J G W Swain 22 May 1937  
Plt Off W M Blom 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off W S Herd  8 Jan 1938  
APO F G Haywood 26 Mar 1938 RAFO

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5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I RAF Upwood Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John A Hawkings 11 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt T H L Nicholls 15 Feb 1937  
Fg Off L V James 22 Mar 1937  
Fg Off P Corbishley 22 Mar 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off J W S Fowler 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off B J Rogers 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J G W Swain 22 May 1937  
Plt Off W M Blom 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off W S Herd  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J Ing 19 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J E Watts  6 Sep 1938  
Plt Off F H Savage 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off P C D Eaton  4 Jun 1938  
Plt Off H E Broadsmith  4 Jun 1938  
Plt Off H G L Lawson  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J C Martin  9 Jul 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Anson I

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I

Avro Anson I (from Mar 1939)

RAF Upwood Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John A Hawkings 11 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt T H L Nicholls 15 Feb 1937  
Fg Off L V James 22 Mar 1937  
Fg Off P Corbishley 22 Mar 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off J W S Fowler 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off B J Rogers 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J G W Swain 22 May 1937  
Plt Off W M Blom 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off W S Herd  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J Ing 19 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J E Watts  6 Sep 1938  
Plt Off F H Savage 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off P C D Eaton  4 Jun 1938  
Plt Off H E Broadsmith  4 Jun 1938  
Plt Off H G L Lawson  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J C Martin  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off C B Coventry 28 Jan 1939  
Plt Off I S Henderson 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off K P MacKenzie 17 Dec 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I

Avro Anson I

RAF Upwood Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John A Hawkings 11 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt T H L Nicholls 15 Feb 1937  
Fg Off L V James 22 Mar 1937  
Fg Off P Corbishley 22 Mar 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off J W S Fowler 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off B J Rogers 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J G W Swain 22 May 1937  
Plt Off W M Blom 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off W S Herd  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J Ing 19 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J E Watts  6 Sep 1938  
Plt Off F H Savage 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off P C D Eaton  4 Jun 1938  
Plt Off H E Broadsmith  4 Jun 1938  
Plt Off H G L Lawson  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J C Martin  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off C B Coventry 28 Jan 1939  
Plt Off I S Henderson 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off K P MacKenzie 17 Dec 1938  

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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