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No 97 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


[Jul 1934 | Jul 1935 | Jul 1936 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939  | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Reformed at Catfoss on 16 September 1935 from 'B' Flight of No 10 Squadron.

Movement Date Location
26 Sep 1935 Boscombe Down

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Heyford II

Handley Page Heyford I (from Dec 1935)

Handley Page Heyford III (from Mar 1936)

RAF Boscombe Down ADGB/No 3 (Bomber) Group

Handley Page Heyford

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Kenneth E Ward 16 Sep 1935 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Robert H Page 16 Sep 1935  
Fg Off Desmond P Hanafin 16 Sep 1935  
Fg Off Timothy R Manson 16 Sep 1935  
Plt Off Robert A Charles-Auckland 16 Sep 1935  
Plt Off Eric W Martin 21 Sep 1935  
Plt Off G M Lindeman 24 May 1936  
Plt Off E N Rooms 24 May 1936  
Plt Off C F King  4 Jun 1936  
Plt Off K E Kennedy  4 Mar 1936  
Plt Off R B Harvey  4 Mar 1936  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
7 Jan 1937 Leconfield

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Heyford II

Handley Page Heyford I

Handley Page Heyford III

RAF Leconfield Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr G T Richardson 15 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr Kenneth E Ward 16 Sep 1935  
Sqn Ldr A E Paish 22 Apr 1937  
Fg Off Desmond P Hanafin 16 Sep 1935  
Plt Off K E Kennedy  4 Mar 1936  
Plt Off G D Jones  5 Aug 1936  
Plt Off J S Scott 13 Jul 1936  
Plt Off P R Bearre 20 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R Clarke  7 Mar 1937  
Plt Off B G D Nathan 11 Apr 1937  
Plt Off D R Chance 14 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J W C Powell 11 Apr 1937  
Plt Off D Parker 20 Dec 1936  
Plt Off G W Prior 20 Dec 1936  
Plt Off G G Storey 20 Dec 1936  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Heyford II RAF Leconfield Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr E Burton 26 May 1938 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr A E Paish 22 Apr 1937  
Sqn Ldr M W Buckley  8 Nov 1937 MBE, RNZAF
Fg Off K E Kennedy  4 Mar 1936  
Fg Off D Nolan-Neylan 10 Jan 1938  
Plt Off P R Bearre 20 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R Clarke  7 Mar 1937  
Plt Off D R Chance 14 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J W C Powell 11 Apr 1937  
Plt Off D Parker 20 Dec 1936  
Plt Off G W Prior 20 Dec 1936  
Plt Off W R Williams  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off B H M Winslett  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off W R Le H Beatty 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J G Howard 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off A L H Barber 22 Dec 1937  
Plt Off H J Lavers 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J E Carter  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off W H Coleman  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off W A Stenhouse 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off R P Potgieter  8 Jan 1938  
APO F B B Hocking  8 Jan 1938  

-

12 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Heyford II RAF Leconfield Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr E Burton 26 May 1938 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr A E Paish 22 Apr 1937  
Sqn Ldr C P Villiers  5 Dec 1938  
Fg Off K E Kennedy  4 Mar 1936  
Fg Off D Nolan-Neylan 10 Jan 1938  
Fg Off P R Bearre 20 Mar 1937  
Fg Off R Clarke  7 Mar 1937  
Fg Off D R Chance 14 Mar 1937  
Fg Off J W C Powell 11 Apr 1937  
Fg Off D Parker 20 Dec 1936  
Fg Off G W Prior 20 Dec 1936  
Plt Off W R Williams  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off B H M Winslett  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J G Howard 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off A L H Barber 22 Dec 1937  
Plt Off J E Carter  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off W H Coleman  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off W A Stenhouse 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off R P Potgieter  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off W R McComb 17 Sep 1938  
APO F B B Hocking  8 Jan 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Heyford II

Avro Anson I (from Feb 1939)

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley II (from Feb 1939)

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley III (from Feb 1939)

RAF Leconfield Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

Anson I

Whitley II of No 97 Squadron

Whitley III

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr E Burton 26 May 1938 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr A E Paish 22 Apr 1937  
Sqn Ldr C P Villiers  5 Dec 1938  
Fg Off K E Kennedy  4 Mar 1936  
Fg Off D Nolan-Neylan 10 Jan 1938  
Fg Off P R Bearre 20 Mar 1937  
Fg Off R Clarke  7 Mar 1937  
Fg Off D R Chance 14 Mar 1937  
Fg Off D Parker 20 Dec 1936  
Fg Off G W Prior 20 Dec 1936  
Fg Off J W C Powell 11 Apr 1937  
Plt Off W R Williams  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off B H M Winslett  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J G Howard 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off A L H Barber 22 Dec 1937  
Plt Off J E Carter  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off W H Coleman  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off W A Stenhouse 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off R P Potgieter  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off W R McComb 17 Sep 1938  
APO F B B Hocking  8 Jan 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO S E Townson  9 Jan 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Heyford II

Avro Anson I

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley II

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley III

RAF Leconfield Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr E Burton 26 May 1938 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr A E Paish 22 Apr 1937  
Sqn Ldr C P Villiers  5 Dec 1938  
Fg Off K E Kennedy  4 Mar 1936  
Fg Off D Nolan-Neylan 10 Jan 1938  
Fg Off P R Bearre 20 Mar 1937  
Fg Off R Clarke  7 Mar 1937  
Fg Off D R Chance 14 Mar 1937  
Fg Off D Parker 20 Dec 1936  
Fg Off G W Prior 20 Dec 1936  
Plt Off W R Williams  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off B H M Winslett  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J G Howard 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off A L H Barber 22 Dec 1937  
Plt Off J E Carter  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off W H Coleman  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off W A Stenhouse 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off R P Potgieter  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off W R McComb 17 Sep 1938  
APO F B B Hocking  8 Jan 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO S E Townson  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

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