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No 65 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Reformed on 1 Aug 1934 at Hornchurch.

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Demon RAF Hornchurch ADGB/Fighting Area

Demon of No 65 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Frank O Soden  1 Aug 1934 Officer Commanding, DFC
Sqn Ldr Cecil H Harrison  1 Aug 1934  
Flt Lt Henry W Pearson-Rogers 10 Sep 1934  
Flt Lt

Noel H Fresson

 3 May 1935 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John G Younghusband 28 Oct 1934  
Fg Off Stuart E MacKenzie 15 Sep 1934  
Fg Off Derek Price 15 Sep 1934  
Fg Off Donald E Turner 15 Sep 1934  
Plt Off Haldane Georgeson  4 Mar 1935  
Plt Off Edmund K Piercy 16 Feb 1935  
Plt Off George F Chater  4 Mar 1935

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Demon (until Jul 1936)

Gloster Gauntlet II (from Jul 1936)

RAF Hornchurch ADGB/No 11 (Fighter) Group

Gauntlet II of No 65 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off L C Bicknell 30 May 1936

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gladiator I (from Jun 1937) RAF Hornchurch Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

Gladiator I of No 65 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Charles F H Grace

23 Aug 1936 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt D Cooke 26 May 1937  
Fg Off L C Bicknell 30 May 1936  
Plt Off H S Giddings  5 Aug 1936  
Plt Off R R S Tuck  5 Aug 1936  
Plt Off G A W Saunders 13 Jul 1936  
Plt Off A N Jones 10 Aug 1936  
Plt Off A R Putt 10 Aug 1936  
Plt Off C G C Olive 22 May 1937
APO A H Boyd 22 May 1937  

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3 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gladiator I RAF Hornchurch Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr D Cooke 26 May 1937 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt L C Bicknell 30 May 1936  
Plt Off H S Giddings  5 Aug 1936  
Plt Off G A W Saunders 13 Jul 1936  
Plt Off R R S Tuck  5 Aug 1936  
Plt Off A N Jones 10 Aug 1936  
Plt Off C G C Olive 22 May 1937  
Plt Off A H Boyd 22 May 1937  
Plt Off J C Kennedy 19 Dec 1937  
Plt Off J H Welford 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off L H Leader  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J B H Nicholas  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off C V Proudman 19 Feb 1938  

-

4 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gladiator I RAF Hornchurch Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr D Cooke 26 May 1937 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt L C Bicknell 30 May 1936  
Fg Off H S Giddings  5 Aug 1936  
Fg Off G A W Saunders 13 Jul 1936  
Fg Off A N Jones 10 Aug 1936  
Fg Off C G C Olive 22 May 1937  
Fg Off R R S Tuck  5 Aug 1936  
Plt Off A H Boyd 22 May 1937  
Plt Off J C Kennedy 19 Dec 1937  
Plt Off J H Welford 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J B H Nicholas  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off C V Proudman 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off C B F Kingcombe 30 Jul 1938

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Spitfire I of No 65 Squadron (coded FZ)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gladiator I (until Apr 1939)

Supermarine Spitfire I (from Mar 1939)

RAF Hornchurch Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr D Cooke 26 May 1937 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off H S Giddings  5 Aug 1936  
Fg Off G A W Saunders 13 Jul 1936  
Fg Off A N Jones 10 Aug 1936  
Fg Off C G C Olive 22 May 1937  
Fg Off R R S Tuck  5 Aug 1936  
Fg Off A H Boyd 22 May 1937  
Plt Off J C Kennedy 19 Dec 1937  
Plt Off J H Welford 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J B H Nicholas  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off C V Proudman 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off C B F Kingcombe 30 Jul 1938
Plt Off Stanley B Grant 17 Dec 1938 later AVM
APO J D B McKenzie 17 Dec 1938

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Spitfire I RAF Hornchurch Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr D Cooke 26 May 1937 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt A N Jones 10 Aug 1936  
Fg Off H S Giddings  5 Aug 1936  
Fg Off G A W Saunders 13 Jul 1936  
Fg Off C G C Olive 22 May 1937  
Fg Off R R S Tuck  5 Aug 1936  
Fg Off A H Boyd 22 May 1937  
Plt Off J C Kennedy 19 Dec 1937  
Plt Off J H Welford 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J B H Nicholas  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off C V Proudman 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off C B F Kingcombe 30 Jul 1938
Plt Off Stanley B Grant 17 Dec 1938 later AVM
Plt Off J D B McKenzie 17 Dec 1938
Warrant Officer
WO J W Kent 20 Oct 1936

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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