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No 108 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Reformed at Upper Heyford on 4 January 1937 from 'B' Flight of No 57 Squadron.

Movement Date Location
18 Feb 1937 Farnborough
 7 Jul 1937 Cranfield

July 1937

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

Hawker Hind of No 108 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J H Powle 15 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off J M Southwell 25 Jan 1937  
Fg Off Paul D Holder  4 Jan 1937 later AM
Plt Off A W Lee 16 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J Culliford  4 Jan 1937  
Plt Off F E Williams  4 Jan 1937  
Plt Off H C Tootal 24 Apr 1937  
APO J F Armstrong 22 May 1937  
APO K H V Day 22 May 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
2 May 1938 Bassingbourn

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim I (from Jun 1938) RAF Bassingbourn Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

Bristol Blenheim of No 108 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J H Powle 15 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt H F Chester 22 Feb 1938  
Fg Off A W Lee 16 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J F Armstrong 22 May 1937  
Plt Off D R D Green 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off A E Thompson  4 Oct 1937  
Plt Off K H Walsh 31 Jan 1938  
Plt Off G T Palmer  5 Nov 1937  
Plt Off G P Hewson  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off R C Beaman  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off J D W Murray 27 Nov 1937  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim I RAF Bassingbourn Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J H Powle 15 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off A W Lee 16 Mar 1937  
Act Fg Off A E Thompson  4 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J F Armstrong 22 May 1937  
Plt Off D R D Green 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off K H Walsh 31 Jan 1938  
Plt Off G T Palmer  5 Nov 1937  
Plt Off R C Beaman  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off J D W Murray 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off C B Jordan 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off M E Redgrave 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off M J Tully 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off L S Delaney  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off J D Cody  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off N Tasker  5 Nov 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim I RAF Bassingbourn Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J H Powle 15 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Samuel C Elworthy

11 Jan 1939 later MRAF
Fg Off A W Lee 16 Mar 1937  
Fg Off A E Thompson  4 Oct 1937  
Fg Off D R D Green 31 Jul 1937  
Fg Off F Harrison 30 Jan 1939  
Plt Off J F Armstrong 22 May 1937  
Plt Off K H Walsh 31 Jan 1938  
Plt Off G T Palmer  5 Nov 1937  
Plt Off R C Beaman  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off J D W Murray 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off C B Jordan 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off M E Redgrave 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off M J Tully 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off L S Delaney  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off J D Cody  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off N Tasker  5 Nov 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim I

Avro Anson I (from May 1939)

RAF Bassingbourn Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

Anson I

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J H Powle 15 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Samuel C Elworthy

11 Jan 1939 later MRAF
Act Flt Lt A E Thompson  4 Oct 1937  
Fg Off A W Lee 16 Mar 1937  
Fg Off D R D Green 31 Jul 1937  
Fg Off F Harrison 30 Jan 1939  
Plt Off J F Armstrong 22 May 1937  
Plt Off K H Walsh 31 Jan 1938  
Plt Off G T Palmer  5 Nov 1937  
Plt Off R C Beaman  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off J D W Murray 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off C B Jordan 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off M E Redgrave 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off M J Tully 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off L S Delaney  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off J D Cody  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off N Tasker  5 Nov 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO C E Benney  4 Jan 1937  

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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