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No 142 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Reformed at Netheravon on 1 June 1934.

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart RAF Netheravon ADGB/Central Area

Hawker Hart of No 142 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Albert O Lewis-Roberts  1 Jun 1934 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt Denis H Carey  1 Jun 1934

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
3 Jan 1935 Andover

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart RAF Andover (detached to Middle East) ADGB/Western Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Albert O Lewis-Roberts  1 Jun 1934 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt Charles E H Allen 22 Aug 1934 DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt

Sidney H Ware

22 Jan 1935 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt James W Lissett  4 Mar 1935  
Fg Off John G Davis  2 Sep 1934 later ACM
Fg Off David N Kington-Blair-Oliphant 27 Jan 1935 later AVM
Plt Off Kenneth J McKay 14 Sep 1934  
Plt Off John C Taylor  2 Sep 1934  
Plt Off Evelyn M T Howell 15 Dec 1934  
Plt Off Henry C Sawyer 15 Dec 1934  
Warrant Officer
WO II Frank Smith  4 Mar 1935  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
3 Oct 1935 en-route to Middle East
13 Oct 1935 Aboukir
26 Oct 1935 Mersa Matruh

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart RAF Andover (detached to Middle East) ADGB/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Albert O Lewis-Roberts  1 Jun 1934 Officer Commanding, DFC
Sqn Ldr

Sidney H Ware

22 Jan 1935 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Henry J Walker 21 Sep 1935
Flt Lt Alexander E Taylor 24 Sep 1935
Flt Lt

Ronald A R Rae

10 Aug 1935 later AVM
Fg Off David N Kington-Blair-Oliphant 27 Jan 1935 later AVM
Fg Off Kenneth J McKay 14 Sep 1934  
Plt Off Evelyn M T Howell 15 Dec 1934  
Plt Off F W Richmond  1 Feb 1936  
Plt Off J L Wells  6 Mar 1936  
Plt Off G W C Watson  6 Mar 1936  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Herbert W C Springham 22 Sep 1935  
Warrant Officers
WO I Edward W Long 22 Sep 1935  
WO I W R Frost 13 Oct 1935  

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7 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
3 Aug 1936 Ismailia
5 Nov 1936 Aboukir
20 Nov 1936 en-route to UK
3 Dec 1936 Andover

It's Hawker Harts were left in the Middle East on its return to the UK.

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind (from Jan 1937) RAF Andover Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

Hawker Hind of No 142 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr E C de V Lart 17 Feb 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt P S Foss 20 Mar 1937
Fg Off Kenneth J McKay 14 Sep 1934  
Plt Off J R L Edminson 20 Mar 1937  
APO W S L Smallman 21 Feb 1937  
APO J M Hewson 21 Feb 1937  

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7 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

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

Battle I of No 142 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Richard K Hamblin

31 Mar 1938 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt P S Foss 20 Mar 1937
Plt Off K G Sharp 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J M Hewson 27 May 1937  
Plt Off J Paine 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off K R Rogers 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off W B Wight 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J C Archer 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off H R MacD Beall 30 Jun 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off M H Roth 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off N M McElligott  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J G Hick  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off D G Lough 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D B Brooks  8 Jan 1938  
APO S G M Wheeler 27 Nov 1937  
APO A R Fordham 26 Mar 1938 RAFO
APO A D J Martin  7 May 1938  
APO A D Gosman  7 May 1938  

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4 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Richard K Hamblin

31 Mar 1938 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt P J A Riddell 17 Jul 1938
Fg Off J Paine 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off K R Rogers 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off W B Wight 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J M Hewson 27 May 1937  
Plt Off J C Archer 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off M H Roth 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J G Hick  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off D B Brooks  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A D J Martin  7 May 1938  
Plt Off A D Gosman  7 May 1938  
Plt Off W D K Franklin 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off R C Ferguson  5 Nov 1938  
APO A L Ricalton 29 Oct 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I RAF Andover Bomber Command/No1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr A R Combe 31 Dec 1938 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt P J A Riddell 17 Jul 1938
Fg Off J Paine 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off K R Rogers 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off W B Wight 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off J C Archer 31 Jul 1937  
Fg Off J M Hewson 27 May 1937  
Plt Off M H Roth 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off D B Brooks  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A D J Martin  7 May 1938  
Plt Off A D Gosman  7 May 1938  
Plt Off W D K Franklin 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off R C Ferguson  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off A L Ricalton 29 Oct 1938  
APO M G Arathoon 17 Dec 1938  
APO H H Taylor 17 Dec 1938  
APO A C Ennis  4 Mar 1939 RAFO
Warrant Officer
WO E R Woof  3 Dec 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Movement Date Location
9 May 1939 Bicester

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I RAF Bicester Bomber Command/No1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Colin L Falconer

20 Mar 1939 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr A R Combe 31 Dec 1938  
Flt Lt P J A Riddell 17 Jul 1938
Fg Off J Paine 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off K R Rogers 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off W B Wight 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off J C Archer 31 Jul 1937  
Fg Off J M Hewson 27 May 1937  
Plt Off M H Roth 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off D B Brooks  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A D J Martin  7 May 1938  
Plt Off A D Gosman  7 May 1938  
Plt Off W D K Franklin 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off R C Ferguson  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off A L Ricalton 29 Oct 1938  
Plt Off M G Arathoon 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off J C Chalmers  8 Mar 1939  
APO H H Taylor 17 Dec 1938  
APO A C Ennis  4 Mar 1939 RAFO
Warrant Officer
WO E R Woof  3 Dec 1938  
WO T Smith 23 Feb 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

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