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No 103 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Reformed at Andover on 10 August 1936.

Movement Date Location
26 Feb 1937 Usworth

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind RAF Usworth Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

Hawker Hind of No 103 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr D H Carey 14 Sep 1936 Officer Commanding,
Plt Off E P Mortimer 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off H L Smeddle 11 Oct 1936  
Plt Off F D D Jones 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off P J S Shaughnessy 25 Oct 1936  
Plt Off C R Kelaher 22 May 1937  
Plt Off J R Havers 24 Apr 1937  
APO A J Carver 22 May 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind RAF Usworth Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr W J Millen  8 Feb 1938 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off R B Nuthall 13 Jan 1938  
Plt Off D E Bennett 15 Jun 1937  
Plt Off P J S Shaughnessy 25 Oct 1936  
Plt Off C R Kelaher 22 May 1937  
Plt Off J R Havers 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off D D A Kelly 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off A J Carver 22 May 1937  
Plt Off J A Ingram 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off A L Vipan 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J Hobbs 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off T J R Lawman 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J N Leyden  8 Jan 1938  
APO L A Lynn  7 May 1938
APO G B Morgan-Dean  7 May 1938  
APO T P Pugh  7 May 1938  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
2 Sep 1938 Abingdon

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I (from Jul 1938) RAF Abingdon Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

Battle I of No 103 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J Coverdale  8 Aug 1938 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt C E R Tait  4 Sep 1938  
Fg Off M C Wells 12 Sep 1938  
Fg Off D E Bennett 15 Jun 1937  
Fg Off C R Kelaher 22 May 1937  
Plt Off J R Havers 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off D D A Kelly 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off A J Carver 22 May 1937  
Plt Off J A Ingram 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off A L Vipan 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J Hobbs 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off T J R Lawman 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J N Leyden  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off T B Fitzgerald 15 Jun 1938  
Plt Off Sidney W R Hughes 15 Jun 1938 later AM
Plt Off L A Lynn  7 May 1938  
Plt Off G B Morgan-Dean  7 May 1938  
Plt Off T P Pugh  7 May 1938  
Plt Off R D Max  6 Sep 1938  
Plt Off K N Rea 20 Aug 1938
Plt Off P J C Harper 29 Oct 1938  
Plt Off A R D Barratt  5 Nov 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
1 Apr 1939 Benson

April 1939

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr H J Gemmel 27 Feb 1939 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr J Coverdale  8 Aug 1938  
Flt Lt C E R Tait  4 Sep 1938  
Fg Off M C Wells 12 Sep 1938  
Fg Off D E Bennett 15 Jun 1937  
Fg Off C R Kelaher 22 May 1937  
Fg Off J R Havers 24 Apr 1937  
Fg Off D D A Kelly 31 Jul 1937  
Fg Off A J Carver 22 May 1937  
Plt Off J A Ingram 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off A L Vipan 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J Hobbs 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off T J R Lawman 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J N Leyden  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off L A Lynn  7 May 1938  
Plt Off G B Morgan-Dean  7 May 1938  
Plt Off T P Pugh  7 May 1938  
Plt Off T B Fitzgerald 15 Jun 1938  
Plt Off K N Rea 20 Aug 1938
Plt Off R D Max  6 Sep 1938  
Plt Off A R D Barratt  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off P J C Harper 29 Oct 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr H J Gemmel 27 Feb 1939 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr J Coverdale  8 Aug 1938  
Flt Lt C E R Tait  4 Sep 1938  
Fg Off M C Wells 12 Sep 1938  
Fg Off D E Bennett 15 Jun 1937  
Fg Off J R Havers 24 Apr 1937  
Fg Off D D A Kelly 31 Jul 1937  
Fg Off A J Carver 22 May 1937  
Fg Off J A Ingram 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off A L Vipan 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J Hobbs 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off T J R Lawman 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J N Leyden  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off L A Lynn  7 May 1938  
Plt Off G B Morgan-Dean  7 May 1938  
Plt Off T P Pugh  7 May 1938  
Plt Off T B Fitzgerald 15 Jun 1938  
Plt Off K N Rea 20 Aug 1938
Plt Off R D Max  6 Sep 1938  
Plt Off A R D Barratt  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off P J C Harper 29 Oct 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

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