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No 102 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Reformed at Worthy Down on 1 October 1935 from 'B' Flight of No 7 Squadron.

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Heyford II

Handley Page Heyford III (from Dec 1935)

RAF Worthy Down ADGB/No 3 (Bomber) Group

Handley Page Heyford

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles W Attwood  1 Oct 1935 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off

William F Beckwith

 1 Oct 1935 later AVM
Fg Off Percival C Hilton  1 Oct 1935  
Plt Off John E C G F Gyll-Murray  1 Oct 1935  
Plt Off Gradon T Gilbert  1 Oct 1935  
Plt Off J H Van 21 Feb 1936  
Plt Off M G W Clifford 17 Feb 1936  

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5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
3 Sep 1936 Finningley
7 Jul 1937 Honington

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Heyford III RAF Honington Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Leslie M Iles

21 Jan 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr H M G Parker 19 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt C P Villiers 10 Aug 1936  
Fg Off Gradon T Gilbert  1 Oct 1935  
Fg Off Percival C Hilton  1 Oct 1935  
Plt Off J H Van 21 Feb 1936  
Plt Off G H Sheehan  6 Oct 1936
Plt Off M G W Clifford 17 Feb 1936  
Plt Off R J M Bangay  1 Aug 1936  
Plt Off B G L Betbeder 28 Jun 1936  
Plt Off B S Tomlin 13 Jul 1936  
Plt Off R S Cannell 16 Aug 1936  
Plt Off T A Bunting 25 Dec 1936  

-

8 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Heyford III RAF Honington Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Leslie M Iles

21 Jan 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr H M G Parker 19 Apr 1937  
Sqn Ldr N A Pearce 14 Jun  1937  
Fg Off G H Sheehan  6 Oct 1936  
Fg Off M G W Clifford 17 Feb 1936  
Fg Off R J M Bangay  1 Aug 1936  
Fg Off B S Tomlin 13 Jul 1936  
Fg Off R S Cannell 16 Aug 1936  
Plt Off J K Cannon  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off W C G Cogman  7 Aug 1937
Plt Off K H P Murphy  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off D W H Owen  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J F McKinlay 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off O G Horrigan 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off A B Thompson 15 Nov 1937  
Plt Off L H MacFarlane 23 Oct 1937
Plt Off W Dodson 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off H H Jackson 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off W P Copinger  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off R A M Luckman  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off R C Bisset  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off M R Skeet  8 Jan 1938  

-

11 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
11 Jul 1938 Driffield

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Heyford III

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley III (from Oct 1938)

RAF Driffield Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

Whitley III of No 102 Squadron (early markings)

Whitley III of No 102 Squadron (TQ code letters)

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr C F Toogood  1 Sep 1938 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr H M G Parker 19 Apr 1937  
Sqn Ldr R R Nash 11 Jul 1938  
Sqn Ldr S S Murray 21 Nov 1938  
Fg Off R J M Bangay  1 Aug 1936  
Fg Off B S Tomlin 13 Jul 1936  
Fg Off R S Cannell 16 Aug 1936  
Plt Off J K Cannon  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off W C G Cogman  7 Aug 1937
Plt Off K H P Murphy  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off D W H Owen  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J F McKinlay 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off O G Horrigan 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off A B Thompson 15 Nov 1937  
Plt Off W Dodson 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off H H Jackson 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off R A M Luckman  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off R C Bisset  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off R C Kierstead 20 Aug 1938
Plt Off A W Mack 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off L Miller 10 Dec 1938  
Plt Off J D Warne 10 Dec 1938  
Plt Off K N Gray 22 Oct 1938
Plt Off J J McKay  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off A H Hewitt  5 Nov 1938

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Heyford III

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley III

RAF Driffield Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr C F Toogood  1 Sep 1938 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr H M G Parker 19 Apr 1937  
Sqn Ldr R R Nash 11 Jul 1938  
Sqn Ldr S S Murray 21 Nov 1938  
Fg Off R J M Bangay  1 Aug 1936  
Fg Off B S Tomlin 13 Jul 1936  
Fg Off R S Cannell 16 Aug 1936  
Plt Off J K Cannon  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off W C G Cogman  7 Aug 1937
Plt Off K H P Murphy  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off D W H Owen  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off O G Horrigan 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off A B Thompson 15 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J F McKinlay 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off R A M Luckman  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off R C Bisset  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off R C Kierstead 20 Aug 1938
Plt Off A W Mack 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off K N Gray 22 Oct 1938
Plt Off J J McKay  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off A H Hewitt  5 Nov 1938
Plt Off L Miller 10 Dec 1938  
Plt Off J D Warne 10 Dec 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO H T Lloyd  1 Jan 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Heyford III (until May 1939)

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley III

RAF Driffield Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr C F Toogood  1 Sep 1938 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr H M G Parker 19 Apr 1937  
Sqn Ldr R R Nash 11 Jul 1938  
Sqn Ldr S S Murray 21 Nov 1938  
Fg Off R J M Bangay  1 Aug 1936  
Fg Off B S Tomlin 13 Jul 1936  
Fg Off R S Cannell 16 Aug 1936  
Fg Off J F McKinlay 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J K Cannon  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off W C G Cogman  7 Aug 1937
Plt Off K H P Murphy  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off D W H Owen  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off O G Horrigan 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off A B Thompson 15 Nov 1937  
Plt Off R A M Luckman  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off R C Bisset  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off R C Kierstead 20 Aug 1938
Plt Off A W Mack 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off K N Gray 22 Oct 1938
Plt Off J J McKay  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off A H Hewitt  5 Nov 1938
Plt Off L Miller 10 Dec 1938  
Plt Off J D Warne 10 Dec 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO H T Lloyd  1 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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