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No 80 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Reformed at Kenley on 8 March 1937 from 'B' Flight of No 17 Squadron equipped with Gauntlet IIs until May 1937

Gauntlet II of No 80 Squadron

Movement Date Location
15 Mar 1937 Henlow
9 Jun 1937 Debden

July 1937

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

Gladiator I of No 80 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Paul S Blockey

17 May 1937 Officer Commanding, later AVM
Flt Lt W W E Oliver  8 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J T Webster  8 Mar 1937  
Plt Off Edward G Jones  8 Mar 1937 later AM
Plt Off L C Jones-Bateman  8 Mar 1937  
Plt Off L G Schwab  8 Mar 1937  
Plt Off A W Oldroyd  8 Mar 1937  
APO R V Evers-Swindell  8 Mar 1937  
APO M J St J Pattle 24 Apr 1937  
APO P B Unitt 22 May 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
30 Apr 1938 en-route to Egypt
10 May 1938 Ismailia

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gladiator I RAF Ismailia RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Paul S Blockey

17 May 1937 Officer Commanding, later AVM
Fg Off H L I Brown 14 Apr 1938
Fg Off G E Horne 14 Apr 1938  
Fg Off Edward G Jones  8 Mar 1937 later AM
Plt Off L G Schwab  8 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R V Evers-Swindell  8 Mar 1937  
Plt Off M C Pearson 28 Mar 1938  
Plt Off

Jack F Roulston

27 Apr 1938 later A/Cdre
Plt Off M J St J Pattle 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off R J Bartholomew 27 Apr 1938  
Plt Off G V W Kettlewell 26 Apr 1938  
Plt Off Peter G Wykeham Barnes 31 Jul 1937 later AM
Plt Off G F G Graham 28 Mar 1938  
Plt Off John H Lapsley 29 Mar 1938 later AM
Plt Off F J Howell 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off E H Dean 28 Mar 1938  

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15 Airman Pilots

Equipment Branch
Fg Off A R Chrisp 29 Mar 1938  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off P S Dundas 10 May 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO I N K M Carke 26 Apr 1938  
WO I H Smith 26 Apr 1938  
WO I Clifford T Jackaman 26 Apr 1938 later A/Cdre

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
24 Sep 1938 Amriya
9 Oct 1938 Ismailia

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gladiator I RAF Ismailia RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Paul S Blockey

17 May 1937 Officer Commanding, later AVM
Sqn Ldr

Robert C Jonas

11 Nov 1938 later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt G E Horne 14 Apr 1938  
Fg Off Edward G Jones  8 Mar 1937 later AM
Fg Off M C Pearson 28 Mar 1938
Fg Off L G Schwab  8 Mar 1937
Plt Off R V Evers-Swindell  8 Mar 1937  
Plt Off M J St J Pattle 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off R J Bartholomew 27 Apr 1938  
Plt Off G V W Kettlewell 26 Apr 1938  
Plt Off Peter G Wykeham Barnes 31 Jul 1937 later AM
Plt Off John H Lapsley 29 Mar 1938 later AM
Plt Off F J Howell 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off E H Dean 28 Mar 1938  
Plt Off K MacI Miller 10 Sep 1938  
Plt Off H V Sykes  2 Dec 1938  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off A R Chrisp 29 Mar 1938  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off P S Dundas 10 May 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO N K M Carke 26 Apr 1938  
WO H Smith 26 Apr 1938  
WO Clifford T Jackaman 26 Apr 1938 later A/Cdre

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
16 Jan 1939 Helwan

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gladiator I RAF Helwan RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Robert C Jonas

11 Nov 1938 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt G E Horne 14 Apr 1938  
Fg Off Edward G Jones  8 Mar 1937 later AM
Fg Off M C Pearson 28 Mar 1938
Fg Off R V Evers-Swindell  8 Mar 1937  
Fg Off M J St J Pattle 24 Apr 1937  
Fg Off G V W Kettlewell 26 Apr 1938  
Fg Off Peter G Wykeham Barnes 31 Jul 1937 later AM
Plt Off R J Bartholomew 27 Apr 1938  
Plt Off John H Lapsley 29 Mar 1938 later AM
Plt Off F J Howell 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off E H Dean 28 Mar 1938  
Plt Off K MacI Miller 10 Sep 1938  
Plt Off H V Sykes  2 Dec 1938  
Plt Off G F Graham 20 Jan 1939  
Plt Off S Linnard 21 Dec 1938  
APO E M Mason 21 Dec 1938  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off A R Chrisp 29 Mar 1938  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off P S Dundas 10 May 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO N K M Carke 26 Apr 1938  
WO H Smith 26 Apr 1938  
WO Clifford T Jackaman 26 Apr 1938 later A/Cdre

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Movement Date Location
21 Apr 1939 Amiriya
19 May 1939 Helwan

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gladiator I RAF Helwan RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Robert C Jonas

11 Nov 1938 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt G E Horne 14 Apr 1938  
Act Flt Lt Edward G Jones  8 Mar 1937 later AM
Fg Off M C Pearson 28 Mar 1938
Fg Off R V Evers-Swindell  8 Mar 1937  
Fg Off M J St J Pattle 24 Apr 1937  
Fg Off G V W Kettlewell 26 Apr 1938  
Fg Off Peter G Wykeham Barnes 31 Jul 1937 later AM
Fg Off G F Graham 20 Jan 1939  
Plt Off R J Bartholomew 27 Apr 1938  
Plt Off John H Lapsley 29 Mar 1938 later AM
Plt Off F J Howell 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off E H Dean 28 Mar 1938  
Plt Off K MacI Miller 10 Sep 1938  
Plt Off H V Sykes  2 Dec 1938  
Plt Off S Linnard 21 Dec 1938  
Plt Off E M Mason 21 Dec 1938  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off A R Chrisp 29 Mar 1938  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off P S Dundas 10 May 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO N K M Carke 26 Apr 1938  
WO H Smith 26 Apr 1938  
WO Clifford T Jackaman 26 Apr 1938 later A/Cdre

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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