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No 78 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Reformed at Boscombe Down on 1 November 1936 from 'B' Flight of No 10 Squadron

Movement Date Location
1 Feb 1938 Dishforth

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Heyford III RAF Dishforth Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

Handley Page Heyford

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Richard Harrison  3 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr G H Huxham  7 Jun 1937  
Flt Lt R G E Catt  1 Nov 1936  
Fg Off M Hallam 20 Mar 1937  
Fg Off E A Verdon Roe  1 Nov 1936  
Fg Off S E F Curry  1 Nov 1936  
Plt Off H A R Holford  1 Nov 1936  
Plt Off D Nolan-Neyland  1 Nov 1936  
Plt Off D A ffrench-Mullen 19 Dec 1936  
Plt Off F Aikens  1 Nov 1936  
Plt Off F C Rivers  1 Nov 1936  
Plt Off R K Wildey 20 Mar 1937  
Plt Off G L Raphael 20 Mar 1937  
Plt Off A P G Hyde 25 Dec 1936  
APO A A Proctor 22 May 1937  
Warrant Officers
WO II J Burns  7 Apr 1937

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2 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley I (from Jul 1937) RAF Dishforth Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

Whitley I of No 78 Squadron (without turrets)

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Richard Harrison  3 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr G H Huxham  7 Jun 1937  
Sqn Ldr J A P Harrison  7 Jul 1937  
Fg Off M Hallam 20 Mar 1937  
Fg Off S E F Curry  1 Nov 1936  
Fg Off R K Wildey 20 Mar 1937  
Fg Off F Aikens  1 Nov 1936  
Plt Off D A ffrench-Mullen 19 Dec 1936  
Plt Off F C Rivers  1 Nov 1936  
Plt Off G L Raphael 20 Mar 1937  
Plt Off A P G Hyde 25 Dec 1936  
Plt Off A A Proctor 22 May 1937  
Plt Off H M Selwyn 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J S Scott 15 Dec 1937  
Plt Off J B Garland  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off G Packe 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off R F Clarke  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off I E M Methven  8 Jan 1938  
APO P E W Walker 26 Mar 1938 RAFO
Warrant Officers
WO II J Burns  7 Apr 1937

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10 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley I RAF Dishforth Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Richard Harrison  3 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr G H Huxham  7 Jun 1937  
Sqn Ldr J A P Harrison  7 Jul 1937  
Flt Lt M Hallam 20 Mar 1937  
Fg Off S E F Curry  1 Nov 1936  
Fg Off R K Wildey 20 Mar 1937  
Fg Off F Aikens  1 Nov 1936  
Fg Off D A ffrench-Mullen 19 Dec 1936  
Fg Off F C Rivers  1 Nov 1936  
Fg Off G L Raphael 20 Mar 1937  
Fg Off J S Scott 15 Dec 1937  
Fg Off A P G Hyde 25 Dec 1936  
Plt Off A A Proctor 22 May 1937  
Plt Off H M Selwyn 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J B Garland  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off G Packe 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off R F Clarke  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off M M Fleming 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off R S Crawford 12 Sep 1938  
Plt Off P G Whitby 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off A M L Selby 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off L D Wood 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off S P Swenson 24 Sep 1938  
Plt Off G B Baker  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off W C Espley 22 Oct 1938  
Plt Off G L Norman 29 Oct 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO J Burns  7 Apr 1937

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley I RAF Dishforth Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Richard Harrison  3 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr G H Huxham  7 Jun 1937  
Sqn Ldr J A P Harrison  7 Jul 1937  
Flt Lt M Hallam 20 Mar 1937  
Fg Off S E F Curry  1 Nov 1936  
Fg Off R K Wildey 20 Mar 1937  
Fg Off F Aikens  1 Nov 1936  
Fg Off D A ffrench-Mullen 19 Dec 1936  
Fg Off F C Rivers  1 Nov 1936  
Fg Off G L Raphael 20 Mar 1937  
Fg Off J S Scott 15 Dec 1937  
Fg Off A P G Hyde 25 Dec 1936  
Plt Off A A Proctor 22 May 1937  
Plt Off H M Selwyn 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J B Garland  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off G Packe 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off R F Clarke  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off M M Fleming 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off R S Crawford 12 Sep 1938  
Plt Off P G Whitby 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off A M L Selby 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off L D Wood 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off S P Swenson 24 Sep 1938  
Plt Off G B Baker  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off W C Espley 22 Oct 1938  
Plt Off G L Norman 29 Oct 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO J Burns  7 Apr 1937

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley I RAF Dishforth Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Richard Harrison  3 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr G H Huxham  7 Jun 1937  
Sqn Ldr J A P Harrison  7 Jul 1937  
Flt Lt M Hallam 20 Mar 1937  
Fg Off S E F Curry  1 Nov 1936  
Fg Off R K Wildey 20 Mar 1937  
Fg Off F Aikens  1 Nov 1936  
Fg Off D A ffrench-Mullen 19 Dec 1936  
Fg Off F C Rivers  1 Nov 1936  
Fg Off G L Raphael 20 Mar 1937  
Fg Off J S Scott 15 Dec 1937  
Fg Off A P G Hyde 25 Dec 1936  
Plt Off A A Proctor 22 May 1937  
Plt Off H M Selwyn 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J B Garland  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off G Packe 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off R F Clarke  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off M M Fleming 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off R S Crawford 12 Sep 1938  
Plt Off P G Whitby 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off A M L Selby 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off L D Wood 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off S P Swenson 24 Sep 1938  
Plt Off G B Baker  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off W C Espley 22 Oct 1938  
Plt Off G L Norman 29 Oct 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO J Burns  7 Apr 1937

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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