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No 144 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Reformed at Bicester on 11 January from 'B' Flight of No 101 Squadron equipped with Overstrands until February 1937

Overstrand

Movement Date Location
9 Feb 1937 Hemswell

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Anson I

Hawker Audax (from Mar 1937)

RAF Hemswell Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

Anson I

Hawker Audax

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr C W L Truck 30 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off G T Toland 11 Jan 1937  
Fg Off V C Wood 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J N Dowland 11 Jan 1937  
Plt Off G Thomas  2 Feb 1937  
Plt Off F C Stibbard 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R D Stubbs 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off D H Maxwell 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J B J Boardman 21 Feb 1937  
Plt Off G F Rodney 21 Feb 1937  
Plt Off G E Saddington 21 Feb 1937  
Plt Off Thomas W Piper 21 Feb 1937 later AM
APO R D Baughan 21 Feb 1937  
APO N C Beck 21 Feb 1937  
APO L C Mitchell 24 Apr 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim I (from Aug 1937) RAF Hemswell Bomber Command/No 5 (Bomber) Group

Bristol Blenheim I

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G M Knocker 15 Sep 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt V C Wood 22 Mar 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off J N Dowland 11 Jan 1937  
Fg Off R D Stubbs 22 Mar 1937  
Fg Off G Thomas  2 Feb 1937  
Plt Off F C Stibbard 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R D Baughan 21 Feb 1937  
Plt Off N C Beck 21 Feb 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off V Viatkin 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D H Edwards  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off C D Curtis 19 Feb 1938  
APO C E Jones  7 May 1938  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim I RAF Hemswell Bomber Command/No 5 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Reginald C Field

23 Jul 1938 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt V C Wood 22 Mar 1937 Navigation duties
Act Flt Lt J N Dowland 11 Jan 1937  
Fg Off R D Stubbs 22 Mar 1937  
Fg Off G Thomas  2 Feb 1937  
Fg Off F C Stibbard 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R D Baughan 21 Feb 1937  
Plt Off N C Beck 21 Feb 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off V Viatkin 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D H Edwards  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off C D Curtis 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off C E Jones  7 May 1938  
Plt Off E P Willcox  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off R W Reynolds 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off P D S Bennett 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off P S Goulder 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off E Coton 20 Aug 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Hampden I of No 144 Squadron (coded NV) - May 1939

Hampden I of No 144 Squadron (coded PL)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim I (until Apr 1939)

Handley Page Hampden (from Mar 1939)

RAF Hemswell Bomber Command/No 5 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Reginald C Field

23 Jul 1938 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr J C Cunningham 31 Dec 1938  
Flt Lt V C Wood 22 Mar 1937 Navigation duties
Act Flt Lt J N Dowland 11 Jan 1937  
Fg Off G Thomas  2 Feb 1937  
Fg Off N C Beck 21 Feb 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off F C Stibbard 22 Mar 1937  
Fg Off R D Stubbs 22 Mar 1937  
Fg Off R D Baughan 21 Feb 1937  
Plt Off V Viatkin 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D H Edwards  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off C D Curtis 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off C E Jones  7 May 1938  
Plt Off E P Willcox  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off R W Reynolds 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off P D S Bennett 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off P S Goulder 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off E Coton 20 Aug 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Hampden RAF Hemswell Bomber Command/No 5 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Reginald C Field

23 Jul 1938 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr J C Cunningham 31 Dec 1938  
Flt Lt V C Wood 22 Mar 1937 Navigation duties
Act Flt Lt J N Dowland 11 Jan 1937  
Act Flt Lt R D Stubbs 22 Mar 1937  
Fg Off G Thomas  2 Feb 1937  
Fg Off N C Beck 21 Feb 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off F C Stibbard 22 Mar 1937  
Fg Off R D Baughan 21 Feb 1937  
Plt Off V Viatkin 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D H Edwards  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off C D Curtis 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off C E Jones  7 May 1938  
Plt Off E P Willcox  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off R W Reynolds 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off P D S Bennett 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off P S Goulder 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off E Coton 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off N N Ezeckiel 11 Mar 1939  
Plt Off H L James 11 Mar 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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