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No 185 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Reformed at Abingdon on 1 March 1938 from 'B' Flight of No 40 Squadron.

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind (until Jul 1938)

Fairey Battle I (from Jun 1938)

RAF Abingdon Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

Hawker Hind

Battle I

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt D Addenbrooke  1 Jun 1938  
Fg Off A H Smythe  1 Jun 1938  
Plt Off R P Nelms  1 Jun 1938  
Plt Off C Cakebread  1 Jun 1938  
Plt Off G G Avis  1 Jun 1938  

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3 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
1 Sep 1938 Thornaby
27 Sep 1938 Grantham
15 Oct 1938 Thornaby

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I RAF Thornaby Bomber Command/No 5 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr D Addenbrooke  1 Jun 1938  
Sqn Ldr A E Louks 13 Oct 1938  
Plt Off R P Nelms  1 Jun 1938  
Plt Off C Cakebread  1 Jun 1938  
Plt Off G G Avis  1 Jun 1938  
Plt Off J M D Irvine 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off A M Murphy 30 Jul 1938  
Plt Off W A Blake 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off E B Liddell 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off D H Jacklin  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off N H Svendsen  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off S Moxham 20 Aug 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I RAF Thornaby Bomber Command/No 5 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr A E Louks 13 Oct 1938  
Act Fg Off R P Nelms  1 Jun 1938  
Plt Off C Cakebread  1 Jun 1938  
Plt Off G G Avis  1 Jun 1938  
Plt Off J M D Irvine 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off A M Murphy 30 Jul 1938  
Plt Off W A Blake 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off E B Liddell 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off D H Jacklin  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off N H Svendsen  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off S Moxham 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off W A C Mulloy 28 Jan 1939  
Plt Off R R Harper 17 Dec 1938  
APO R H Bunker 17 Dec 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO E V Osmond 20 Feb 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I RAF Thornaby Bomber Command/No 5 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr A E Louks 13 Oct 1938  
Sqn Ldr F D Terdery  3 Apr 1939  
Act Flt Lt (Plt Off) R P Nelms  1 Jun 1938  
Act Flt Lt (Plt Off) G G Avis  1 Jun 1938  
Plt Off C Cakebread  1 Jun 1938  
Plt Off J M D Irvine 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off A M Murphy 30 Jul 1938  
Plt Off W A Blake 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off E B Liddell 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off D H Jacklin  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off N H Svendsen  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off S Moxham 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off W A C Mulloy 28 Jan 1939  
Plt Off R R Harper 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off R H Bunker 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off R Hadingham 11 Mar 1939  
Plt Off J D G Withers 11 Mar 1939  
APO W O D Tweddell  3 Apr 1939  
Warrant Officer
WO E V Osmond 20 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 1938 | Jan 1939  | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

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