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No 66 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Reformed at Duxford on 20 July 1936 from 'C' Flight of No 19 Squadron

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gauntlet II RAF Duxford Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group

Gauntlet II of No 66 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr V Croome 17 Dec 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Roland E de T Vintras

 1 Nov 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off T N K Walker 20 Jul 1936  
Plt Off P E S F M Browne 19 Dec 1936  
Plt Off R E Lovett 16 Aug 1936  
Plt Off L R Helps 20 Dec 1936  
Plt Off L M Beavis 25 Dec 1936  
Plt Off K McL Gillies 25 Dec 1936  
Plt Off R M Power 22 May 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gauntlet II RAF Duxford Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

James L F Fuller-Good

12 Feb 1938 Officer Commanding, later AVM
Flt Lt W G Devas 22 Jan 1938  
Fg Off E H Jago  6 Dec  1937  
Fg Off R E Lovett 16 Aug 1936  
Plt Off P E S F M Browne 19 Dec 1936  
Plt Off K McL Gillies 25 Dec 1936  
Plt Off R M Power 22 May 1937  
Plt Off C T V Craxton 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off E W Campbell-Colquhoun  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J W Graafstra  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off S A Levenson 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off R F Rimmer 27 Nov 1937  

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5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Spitfire I (from Oct 1938) RAF Duxford Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group

Spitfire I of No 66 Squadron (early production example - coded RB)

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

James L F Fuller-Good

12 Feb 1938 Officer Commanding, later AVM
Act Flt Lt E H Jago  6 Dec  1937  
Fg Off A C Heath 17 May 1938  
Fg Off R E Lovett 16 Aug 1936  
Fg Off P E S F M Browne 19 Dec 1936  
Fg Off K McL Gillies 25 Dec 1936  
Fg Off R M Power 22 May 1937  
Plt Off C T V Craxton 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off E W Campbell-Colquhoun  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J W Graafstra  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off R F Rimmer 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D G B Paton  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off H C Kennard 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off R A Acworth 17 Sep 1938  
APO R L Jeffrey    
Warrant Officer
WO I J W Kent 20 Oct 1936  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Spitfire I RAF Duxford Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

James L F Fuller-Good

12 Feb 1938 Officer Commanding, later AVM
Act Flt Lt E H Jago  6 Dec  1937  
Act Flt Lt A C Heath 17 May 1938  
Fg Off R E Lovett 16 Aug 1936  
Fg Off P E S F M Browne 19 Dec 1936  
Fg Off K McL Gillies 25 Dec 1936  
Fg Off R M Power 22 May 1937  
Plt Off E W Campbell-Colquhoun  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J W Graafstra  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off R F Rimmer 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D G B Paton  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off H C Kennard 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off R A Acworth 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off W A Smith 31 Jan 1939  
Plt Off G A Brown 30 Jan 1939  
APO R L Jeffrey 29 Oct 1938  
APO R W Oxspring 17 Dec 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO W B Lang  4 Feb 1939  
WO J W Kent 20 Oct 1936  
WO F H Speller 27 Jan 1937  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Spitfire I RAF Duxford Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

James L F Fuller-Good

12 Feb 1938 Officer Commanding, later AVM
Act Flt Lt E H Jago  6 Dec  1937  
Act Flt Lt A C Heath 17 May 1938  
Fg Off R E Lovett 16 Aug 1936  
Fg Off P E S F M Browne 19 Dec 1936  
Fg Off K McL Gillies 25 Dec 1936  
Fg Off R M Power 22 May 1937  
Plt Off E W Campbell-Colquhoun  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J W Graafstra  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off R F Rimmer 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D G B Paton  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off H C Kennard 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off R A Acworth 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off W A Smith 31 Jan 1939  
Plt Off G A Brown 30 Jan 1939  
Plt Off R L Jeffrey 29 Oct 1938  
Plt Off R W Oxspring 17 Dec 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO W B Lang  4 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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