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No 139 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Reformed at Wyton on 3 September 1936.

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind (until Jul 1937) RAF Wyton Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

Hawker Hind of No 139 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Louis W Dickens

 5 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt F J Taylor  9 Mar 1937  
Plt Off I J Fawdry 19 Dec 1936  
Plt Off R D Tate 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off C J C Lee 1 Oct 1936  
Plt Off E E M Angell 25 Oct 1936  
Plt Off R A G Morgan 25 Dec 1936  
Plt Off M F Hendry 25 Dec 1936  
Plt Off G E Grey Smith 22 May 1937  
Plt Off A C MacLachlan 21 Feb 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim I (from Jul 1937) RAF Wyton Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

Blenheim I of No 139 Squadron (pre war markings)

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Louis W Dickens

 5 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt W I Scott 14 Feb 1938  
Act Flt Lt T G Tideman 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off R D Tate 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off E E M Angell 25 Oct 1936 Navigation duties
Plt Off M F Hendry 25 Dec 1936  
Plt Off G E Grey Smith 22 May 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off A C MacLachlan 21 Feb 1937  
Plt Off A McPherson 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off M L McColm  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off N E W Pepper  7 Aug 1937  

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7 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

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

Bristol Blenheim I of No 139 Squadron (coded SY)

Bristoil Blenheim I of No 139 Squadron (coded XD)

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Louis W Dickens

 5 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt W I Scott 14 Feb 1938  
Act Flt Lt T G Tideman 29 Mar 1938  
Fg Off M F Hendry 25 Dec 1936  
Fg Off G E Grey Smith 22 May 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off A C MacLachlan 21 Feb 1937  
Plt Off A McPherson 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off M L McColm  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off N E W Pepper  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off T R Turnbull  7 Oct 1938  
Plt Off C A Webster  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off N A Sellars 17 Sep 1938  
APO M D H Wilson 29 Oct 1938 RAFO

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Louis W Dickens

 5 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt W I Scott 14 Feb 1938  
Act Flt Lt T G Tideman 29 Mar 1938  
Fg Off M F Hendry 25 Dec 1936  
Fg Off G E Grey Smith 22 May 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off A C MacLachlan 21 Feb 1937  
Plt Off A McPherson 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off M L McColm  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off N E W Pepper  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off B S Ambrose 19 Jan 1939  
Plt Off N A Sellars 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off T R Turnbull  7 Oct 1938  
Plt Off C A Webster  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off J E Turner 20 Dec 1938  
Plt Off F A Plinston 17 Dec 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Louis W Dickens

 5 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt W I Scott 14 Feb 1938  
Act Flt Lt T G Tideman 29 Mar 1938  
Fg Off M F Hendry 25 Dec 1936  
Fg Off G E Grey Smith 22 May 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off A C MacLachlan 21 Feb 1937  
Fg Off A McPherson 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off M L McColm  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off N E W Pepper  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off B S Ambrose 19 Jan 1939  
Plt Off N A Sellars 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off T R Turnbull  7 Oct 1938  
Plt Off C A Webster  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off J E Turner 20 Dec 1938  
Plt Off F A Plinston 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off D G Marshall 22 Feb 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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