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No 73 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Reformed at Mildenhall on 15 March 1937 equipped with Fury IIs until July 1937.

Fury II

Movement Date Location
12 Jun 1937 Debden

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gladiator I (from Jun 1937) RAF Debden Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group

Gladiator I of No 73 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr E S Finch 19 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt R V McIntyre 23 Mar 1937  
Plt Off N G C Heath 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off D Kain 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J A Thomson 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J R I Bell 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off P H R R Terry 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J E Scoular 15 Mar 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
9 Nov 1937 Digby

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gladiator I RAF Digby Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr E S Finch 19 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off F M Thomas 13 Sep 1937  
Fg Off H C Maudsley 21 Sep 1937  
Plt Off D Kain 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J A Thomson 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J E Scoular 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off T H T Forshaw 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off N Orton  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off E J Kain 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off A D'O Lamarque  7 Jan 1938  
Plt Off H G Paul 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off P Walker 19 Feb 1938  
APO W J W Kingston 26 Mar 1938 RAFO

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hurricane I (from Jul 1938) RAF Digby Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group

Hurricane I of No 73 Squaddron (France - March 1940)

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr E S Finch 19 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt F M Thomas 13 Sep 1937  
Fg Off H C Maudsley 21 Sep 1937  
Fg Off D Kain 15 Mar 1937  
Fg Off J A Thomson 15 Mar 1937  
Fg Off J E Scoular 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off T H T Forshaw 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off N Orton  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off E J Kain 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off A D'O Lamarque  7 Jan 1938  
Plt Off H G Paul 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off P Walker 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off C M Wright 30 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J G Perry 20 Aug 1938  
APO H T Gilbert 17 Sep 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hurricane I RAF Digby Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R K Brougham 13 Feb 1939 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt F M Thomas 13 Sep 1937  
Fg Off J A Thomson 15 Mar 1937  
Fg Off D Kain 15 Mar 1937  
Fg Off J E Scoular 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off N Orton  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off E J Kain 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off A D'O Lamarque  7 Jan 1938  
Plt Off H G Paul 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off P Walker 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off C M Wright 30 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J G Perry 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off R H Clarke 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off G F Brotchie 30 Jan 1939  
APO B B E Duff 17 Dec 1938  
APO G S C Holliday 17 Dec 1838  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hurricane I RAF Digby Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R K Brougham 13 Feb 1939 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt F M Thomas 13 Sep 1937  
Act Flt Lt J A Thomson 15 Mar 1937  
Fg Off D Kain 15 Mar 1937  
Fg Off J E Scoular 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off N Orton  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off E J Kain 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off A D'O Lamarque  7 Jan 1938  
Plt Off H G Paul 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off P Walker 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off C M Wright 30 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J G Perry 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off R H Clarke 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off G F Brotchie 30 Jan 1939  
Plt Off B B E Duff 17 Dec 1938  
APO G S C Holliday 17 Dec 1838  
Warrant Officers
WO W H Neale  1 Mar 1939  
WO A G Haggar 20 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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