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No 88 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Reformed at Waddington on 3 September 1936 from a nucleus provided by No 110 Squadron

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind RAF Waddington Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

Hawker Hind of No 88 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off G R G Henderson

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
17 Jul 1937 Boscombe Down

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I (from Dec 1937) RAF Boscombe Down Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

Battle I of No 88 Squadron (pre-Munich markings)

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr E C Lewis 25 Jul 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt D W H Gardiner 19 Jan 1938  
Fg Off K A Merritt 30 Jun 1938  
Fg Off C A Richardson 28 Jun 1937  
Plt Off G V Aylott 28 Jun 1937  
Plt Off H G Marriott 28 Jun 1937  
Plt Off L H Baker 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off E Parker  4 Jul 1937  
Plt Off A J Madge  5 Jul 1937  
Plt Off R C Graveley  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off F W Snell  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J A F MacLachlan 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D A J Foster 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off L R Tivy 27 Nov 1937  
APO D S G Honor  7 May 1938  
APO J R Saunders  7 May 1938  

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5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I RAF Boscombe Down Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

Battle I of No 88 Squadron (coded RH)

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr E C Lewis 25 Jul 1937 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off K A Merritt 30 Jun 1938  
Fg Off C A Richardson 28 Jun 1937  
Act Fg Off H G Marriott 28 Jun 1937  
Act Fg Off A J Madge  5 Jul 1937  
Plt Off L H Baker 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off R C Graveley  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off F W Snell  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J A F MacLachlan 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D A J Foster 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D S G Honor  7 May 1938  
Plt Off H G Evitt  4 Jun 1938  
Plt Off C C R Anderson 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off W P Heath 20 Aug 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I RAF Boscombe Down Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr K H R Elliott  6 Mar 1939 Officer Commanding, DSO
Sqn Ldr

Thomas C Dickens

31 Dec 1938 later A/Cdre
Fg Off K A Merritt 30 Jun 1938  
Fg Off H G Marriott 28 Jun 1937  
Fg Off A J Madge  5 Jul 1937  
Plt Off L H Baker 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off R C Graveley  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off F W Snell  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J A F MacLachlan 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D A J Foster 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D S G Honor  7 May 1938  
Plt Off H G Evitt  4 Jun 1938  
Plt Off C C R Anderson 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off W P Heath 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off P A Major 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off R M C N Lestang 17 Dec 1938  
APO J D W Gillam 17 Dec 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO A R Clark  9 Jan 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I RAF Boscombe Down Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr K H R Elliott  6 Mar 1939 Officer Commanding, DSO
Sqn Ldr

Thomas C Dickens

31 Dec 1938 later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt K A Merritt 30 Jun 1938  
Fg Off H G Marriott 28 Jun 1937  
Fg Off A J Madge  5 Jul 1937  
Fg Off L H Baker 30 Jun 1937  
Lt E A Popes  4 Apr 1939 SAAF
Plt Off R C Graveley  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off F W Snell  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J A F MacLachlan 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D A J Foster 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D S G Honor  7 May 1938  
Plt Off H G Evitt  4 Jun 1938  
Plt Off C C R Anderson 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off W P Heath 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off P A Major 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off R M C N Lestang 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off J D W Gillam 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off C McK Hill 29 Mar1939  
Warrant Officer
WO A R Clark  9 Jan 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

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

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