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No 79 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Reformed at Biggin Hill on 22 March 1937 from 'B' Flight of No 32 Squadron

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gauntlet II RAF Biggin Hill Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

Gauntlet II of No 79 Squadron

Gauntlet II of No 79 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Norman A P Pritchett

26 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Plt Off C L C Roberts 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R N Todd-White 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R S J Edwards 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J W E Davies 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off E W Mitchell 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off R S Illingworth 11 Apr 1937  
Plt Off A C Heath 22 Mar 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gauntlet II RAF Biggin Hill Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Norman A P Pritchett

26 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr G D Emms 31 May 1938  
Fg Off W E Legard  7 Jul 1937  
Fg Off A C Heath 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off C L C Roberts 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R N Todd-White 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R S J Edwards 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J W E Davies 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off E W Mitchell 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off R S Illingworth 11 Apr 1937  
Plt Off F J L Duus  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off I M Gundry-White 27 Nov 1937  
APO R P Y Cross  7 May 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO I W Scott 16 May 1938  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hurricane I (from Nov 1938) RAF Biggin Hill Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

Hurricane I of No 79 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G D Emms 31 May 1938 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off W E Legard  7 Jul 1937  
Fg Off C L C Roberts 22 Mar 1937  
Fg Off R S J Edwards 22 Mar 1937  
Fg Off J W E Davies 22 Mar 1937  
Fg Off E W Mitchell 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off F J L Duus  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off R P Y Cross  7 May 1938  
Plt Off G D L Haysom  1 Nov 1938  
Plt Off L L Appleton 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off D E de La Hoyde 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off R G Hulse 29 Oct 1938  
APO T S Lewis 20 Aug 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hurricane I RAF Biggin Hill Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G D Emms 31 May 1938 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr

Colin C McMullen

 8 Jan 1938 later A/Cdre
Fg Off W E Legard  7 Jul 1937  
Fg Off C L C Roberts 22 Mar 1937  
Fg Off R S J Edwards 22 Mar 1937  
Fg Off J W E Davies 22 Mar 1937  
Fg Off E W Mitchell 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off F J L Duus  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off R P Y Cross  7 May 1938  
Plt Off G D L Haysom  1 Nov 1938  
Plt Off L L Appleton 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off D E de La Hoyde 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off R G Hulse 29 Oct 1938  
APO T S Lewis 20 Aug 1938  
APO J J Farrington 17 Dec 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO J E Carslake  9 Mar 1937  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hurricane I RAF Biggin Hill Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G D Emms 31 May 1938 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr

Colin C McMullen

 8 Jan 1938 later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt C L C Roberts 22 Mar 1937  
Fg Off R S J Edwards 22 Mar 1937  
Fg Off J W E Davies 22 Mar 1937  
Fg Off E W Mitchell 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off F J L Duus  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off R P Y Cross  7 May 1938  
Plt Off G D L Haysom  1 Nov 1938  
Plt Off L L Appleton 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off D E de La Hoyde 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off R G Hulse 29 Oct 1938  
Plt Off J J Farrington 17 Dec 1938  
APO T S Lewis 20 Aug 1938  
APO M Paddle  6 Mar 1939  
Warrant Officer
WO J E Carslake  9 Mar 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

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

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