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No 166 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Reformed at Boscombe Down on 1 November 1936 from 'B' Flight of No 97 Squadron

Movement Date Location
20 Jan 1937 Leconfield

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hadley Page Heyford III RAF Leconfield Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

Handley Page Heyford

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John H C Wake

 2 Jan 1937 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Clayton D C Boyce

 1 Nov 1936 later AVM
Flt Lt G R Howie  7 Jun 1937  
Fg Off G M Lindeman   1 Nov 1936  
Plt Off R B Harvey  1 Nov 1936  
Plt Off V P Paterson  1 Nov 1936  
Plt Off N C Harding 19 Dec 1936  
Plt Off C A Richardson  7 Mar 1937  
Plt Off P F Rutter 14 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J W B Richardson 20 Dec 1936  
Plt Off David M Strong 20 Dec 1936 later A/Cdre

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hadley Page Heyford III RAF Leconfield Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr J C Foden  1 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC
Sqn Ldr R W M Clark  6 Jul 1937 DFC
Sqn Ldr

Clayton D C Boyce

 1 Nov 1936 later AVM
Fg Off G M Lindeman   1 Nov 1936  
Fg Off R B Harvey  1 Nov 1936 Navigation duties
Fg Off P F Rutter 14 Mar 1937  
Fg Off J H Barrett 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off V P Paterson  1 Nov 1936 Navigation duties
Plt Off N C Harding 19 Dec 1936  
Plt Off J W B Richardson 20 Dec 1936  
Plt Off David M Strong 20 Dec 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off RE Shorter 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off T P A Bradley  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off G A Lane 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off W B Keddy 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J A Piddington 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off A J Hannigan 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off L A McSherry 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D Gibson 19 Feb 1938  

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12 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hadley Page Heyford III RAF Leconfield Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr J C Foden  1 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC
Sqn Ldr R W M Clark  6 Jul 1937 DFC
Sqn Ldr J B T Whitehead 22 Sep 1938  
Fg Off G M Lindeman   1 Nov 1936  
Fg Off R B Harvey  1 Nov 1936 Navigation duties
Fg Off P F Rutter 14 Mar 1937  
Fg Off J H Barrett 27 Nov 1937  
Fg Off V P Paterson  1 Nov 1936 Navigation duties
Fg Off N C Harding 19 Dec 1936  
Fg Off J W B Richardson 20 Dec 1936  
Fg Off David M Strong 20 Dec 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off J T Bouwens 18 Jul 1938  
Plt Off RE Shorter 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off T P A Bradley  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off G A Lane 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off W B Keddy 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J A Piddington 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off A J Hannigan 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off L A McSherry 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D Gibson 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off A G Gibson 10 Jul 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hadley Page Heyford III RAF Leconfield Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr J C Foden  1 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC
Sqn Ldr R W M Clark  6 Jul 1937 DFC
Sqn Ldr J B T Whitehead 22 Sep 1938  
Fg Off G M Lindeman   1 Nov 1936  
Fg Off R B Harvey  1 Nov 1936 Navigation duties
Fg Off P F Rutter 14 Mar 1937  
Fg Off J H Barrett 27 Nov 1937  
Fg Off V P Paterson  1 Nov 1936 Navigation duties
Fg Off N C Harding 19 Dec 1936  
Fg Off J W B Richardson 20 Dec 1936  
Fg Off David M Strong 20 Dec 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off RE Shorter 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J T Bouwens 18 Jul 1938  
Plt Off T P A Bradley  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off G A Lane 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off W B Keddy 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J A Piddington 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off A J Hannigan 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off L A McSherry 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D Gibson 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off A G Gibson 10 Jul 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO C Tompkins 15 Feb 1939 MM

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hadley Page Heyford III RAF Leconfield Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr J C Foden  1 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC
Sqn Ldr R W M Clark  6 Jul 1937 DFC
Sqn Ldr J B T Whitehead 22 Sep 1938  
Flt Lt G M Lindeman   1 Nov 1936  
Fg Off R B Harvey  1 Nov 1936 Navigation duties
Fg Off P F Rutter 14 Mar 1937  
Fg Off J H Barrett 27 Nov 1937  
Fg Off V P Paterson  1 Nov 1936 Navigation duties
Fg Off N C Harding 19 Dec 1936  
Fg Off J W B Richardson 20 Dec 1936  
Fg Off David M Strong 20 Dec 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off RE Shorter 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off J T Bouwens 18 Jul 1938  
Plt Off T P A Bradley  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off G A Lane 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off W B Keddy 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J A Piddington 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off A J Hannigan 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off L A McSherry 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D Gibson 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off A G Gibson 10 Jul 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO C Tompkins 15 Feb 1939 MM

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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