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No 87 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Reformed at Tangmere on 15 March 1937 from a nucleus proved by No 54 Squadron equipped with Fury IIs until June 1937.

Fury II

Movement Date Location
7 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 87 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John R Jones

15 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt D E Turner 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off G H J Feeny 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off A R L Griffiths 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off M C F Mee 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off C L F Colmore 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R L Lorimer 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R A Milburn 15 Mar 1937  
APO J R M Boothby 24 Apr 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gladiator I (until Aug 1938)

Hawker Hurricane I (from Jul 1938)

RAF Debden Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group

Hurricane I of No 87 Squadron (France - March 1940)

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John R Jones

15 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Frederick S Stapleton  8 Oct 1937 later AVM
Fg Off G H J Feeny 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off C L F Colmore 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R L Lorimer 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R V Jeff  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J A Campbell 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off P H Woodruff  8 Jan 1938  
APO T J Edwards 26 Mar 1938 RAFO
APO T J A King-Joyce 26 Mar 1938 RAFO

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3 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John R Jones

15 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Frederick S Stapleton  8 Oct 1937 later AVM
Fg Off C L F Colmore 22 Mar 1937  
Fg Off R L Lorimer 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R V Jeff  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J A Campbell 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off R M S Rayner 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off F P Joyce  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J D Smith  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off R L Glyde 24 Oct 1938  
Plt Off P C B St John  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off K W Tait 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off T H K O'Brien 20 Aug 1936  
APO J D D Reed 17 Sep 1938  
APO R Watson 17 Sep 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Frederick S Stapleton  8 Oct 1937 later AVM
Fg Off C L F Colmore 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R V Jeff  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J A Campbell 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off R M S Rayner 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off F P Joyce  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J D Smith  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off R L Glyde 24 Oct 1938  
Plt Off P C B St John  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off K W Tait 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off J D D Reed 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off R Watson 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off H J R Dunn 17 Dec 1938  
APO J R Cook 17 Dec 1938  
APO C C D Mackworth 17 Dec 1938  
APO W D David  6 Feb 1939  
Warrant Officer
WO W J Hendley 27 Feb 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Frederick S Stapleton  8 Oct 1937 later AVM
Fg Off C L F Colmore 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R V Jeff  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J A Campbell 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off R M S Rayner 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off F P Joyce  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J D Smith  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off R L Glyde 24 Oct 1938  
Plt Off P C B St John  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off K W Tait 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off J D D Reed 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off R Watson 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off H J R Dunn 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off J R Cook 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off C C D Mackworth 17 Dec 1938  
APO W D David  6 Feb 1939  
Warrant Officer
WO W J Hendley 27 Feb 1939  

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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