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No 85 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Reformed at Debden on 1 June 1938 from 'A' Flight of No 87 Squadron

July 1938

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

Gladiator I

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt D E Turner  1 Jun 1938  
Plt Off J R M Boothby  1 Jun 1938  
Plt Off R H A Lee  1 Jun 1938  
Plt Off K H Blair  1 Jun 1938  
Plt Off D H Allen  1 Jun 1938  
Plt Off W N Lepine  1 Jun 1938  

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4 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hurricane I (from Sep 1938) RAF Debden Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

Hurricane I of No 85 Squadron

Hurricane I of No 85 Squadron (France - 1940)

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

David F W Atcherley

27 Sep 1938 Officer Commanding, later AVM
Flt Lt A C P Carver 12 Aug 1938  
Plt Off J R M Boothby  1 Jun 1938  
Plt Off R H A Lee  1 Jun 1938  
Plt Off K H Blair  1 Jun 1938  
Plt Off D H Allen  1 Jun 1938  
Plt Off W N Lepine  1 Jun 1938  
Plt Off L R G Mitchell 27 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J W Leckey  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off D V G Mawhood  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off A B Angus  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off R N F Fowler  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off P P Woods-Scawen 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off A P Stephenson 20 Aug 1938  
APO A V Gowers  10 Aug 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

David F W Atcherley

27 Sep 1938 Officer Commanding, later AVM
Flt Lt A C P Carver 12 Aug 1938  
Fg Off R L Lorimer 28 Dec 1938  
Fg Off J R M Boothby  1 Jun 1938  
Fg Off R H A Lee  1 Jun 1938  
Plt Off K H Blair  1 Jun 1938  
Plt Off D H Allen  1 Jun 1938  
Plt Off W N Lepine  1 Jun 1938  
Plt Off L R G Mitchell 27 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J W Leckey  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off D V G Mawhood  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off A B Angus  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off R N F Fowler  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off P P Woods-Scawen 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off A P Stephenson 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off D H Clarke 17 Dec 1939  
APO A V Gowers 10 Aug 1938  
APO J A Hemingway 17 Dec 1938  
APO M H G Rawlinson  6 Feb 1939  
Warrant Officers
WO H V Coulter 16 Jan 1939  
WO S R Newton  1 Jun 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

David F W Atcherley

27 Sep 1938 Officer Commanding, later AVM
Act Flt Lt R L Lorimer 28 Dec 1938  
Act Flt Lt R H A Lee  1 Jun 1938  
Fg Off J R M Boothby  1 Jun 1938  
Plt Off K H Blair  1 Jun 1938  
Plt Off D H Allen  1 Jun 1938  
Plt Off W N Lepine  1 Jun 1938  
Plt Off L R G Mitchell 27 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J W Leckey  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off D V G Mawhood  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off A B Angus  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off P P Woods-Scawen 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off A P Stephenson 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off D H Clarke 17 Dec 1939  
Plt Off A V Gowers 10 Aug 1938  
Plt Off J A Hemingway 17 Dec 1938  
APO M H G Rawlinson  6 Feb 1939  
Warrant Officers
WO H V Coulter 16 Jan 1939  
WO S R Newton  1 Jun 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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