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No 201 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


[Jul 1929 | Jul 1930 | Aug 1930 | Sep 1930 | Oct 1930 | Nov 1930 | Dec 1930 | Jul 1931 | Jul 1932 | Jul 1933 | Jan 1934 | Jul 1934 | Jul 1935 | Jul 1936 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Reformed on 1 January 1929 at RAF Calshot by redesignating No 480 (Coastal Reconnaissance) Flight, equipped with Southampton IIs

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short Southampton II RAF Base Calshot Coastal Area/No 10 Group

Southhampton II

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

David G Donald

30 Nov 1928 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later AM
Flt Lt

Lewis G le B Croke

 6 Mar 1929 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Alick C Stevens

 1 Mar 1928* later AM
Flt Lt Guy M Knocker  1 Mar 1928*  
Flt Lt Henry L Beatty 11 Mar 1929  
Fg Off Sidney Wallingford 17 Aug 1927* Armament duties
Fg Off Claude H Turner  1 Mar 1928*  
Plt Off Keith F Jones  6 Mar 1929  
Plt Off Richard B Councell  6 Mar 1929  

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6 Airmen Pilots

* Date of appointment to No 480 (Coastal Reconnaissance) Flight.

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short Southampton II RAF Base Calshot Coastal Area/No 10 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward F Turner 17 Jan 1930 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Alick C Stevens

 1 Mar 1928* later AM
Flt Lt Gilbert H Smith  4 Mar 1929  
Flt Lt

Robert L Ragg

 4 Mar 1929 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Maurice C Pascoe  6 Jan 1930  
Fg Off Claude H Turner  1 Mar 1928*  
Fg Off Keith F Jones  6 Mar 1929  
Fg Off Richard B Councell  6 Mar 1929  
Fg Off Edward J Laine 31 Jul 1929  

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6 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

August 1930

Source - August 1930 Air Force List

September 1930

Source - September 1930 Air Force List

October 1930

Source - October 1930 Air Force List

November 1930

Source - November 1930 Air Force List

December 1930

Source - December 1930 Air Force List

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short Southampton II RAF Base Calshot Coastal Area/No 10 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward F Turner 17 Jan 1930 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Edmund F Waring

 9Feb 1931 DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Maurice C Pascoe  6 Jan 1930  
Flt Lt Cecil S Riccard  7 Jan 1931  
Flt Lt Arthur J Ashton 12 May 1931 attached from RCAF
Fg Off Claude H Turner  1 Mar 1928* Photographic duties
Fg Off Keith F Jones  6 Mar 1929  
Fg Off George C Butler  7 Jan 1931  
Fg Off Edward J Laine 31 Jul 1929  

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1 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short Southampton II RAF Base Calshot Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward F Turner 17 Jan 1930 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Edmund F Waring

 9Feb 1931 DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Charles H Brill  4 Jan 1932  
Flt Lt

Reginald N Waite

 4 Jul 1931 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Patrick J A Hume-Wright  4 Jan 1932  
Flt Lt Maurice C Pascoe  6 Jan 1930  
Flt Lt Cecil S Riccard  7 Jan 1931  
Flt Lt Arthur J Ashton 12 May 1931 attached from RCAF
Fg Off Keith F Jones  6 Mar 1929  
Fg Off George C Butler  7 Jan 1931  
Fg Off Basil A Blythe  4 Jul 1931  
Fg Off Arthur P Glenny  1 Apr 1932  
Fg Off William Halmshaw  4 Jan 1932  
Plt Off

Arthur D Messenger

 1 Apr 1932 later A/Cdre

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3 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short Southampton II RAF Base Calshot Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Cecil G Wigglesworth

25 Apr 1933 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Edmund F Waring

 9Feb 1931 DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Cecil S Riccard  7 Jan 1931  
Flt Lt Geoffrey Francis 10 Apr 1933  
Flt Lt William G Abrams 19 Sep 1932  
Flt Lt

Geoffrey I L Saye

 5 Apr 1933 AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Clifton W Grannum 12 Apr 1933  
Fg Off John E Allen 21 Jun 1932  
Fg Off Leslie T G Barber  9 Jan 1933  
Fg Off Arthur P Glenny  1 Apr 1932  
Fg Off William Halmshaw  4 Jan 1932  
Fg Off Frank Crump 20 Dec 1932  
Fg Off Alban M Carey 20 Dec 1932  
Plt Off Denis I Coote 19 Mar 1933  
Plt Off Andrew N Combe 19 Mar 1933  
Plt Off Douglas Michell 19 Mar 1933  

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3 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short Southampton II RAF Base Calshot Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Cecil G Wigglesworth

25 Apr 1933 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Edmund F Waring

 9Feb 1931 DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Michael W C Ridgeway 16 Sep 1933  
Flt Lt Cecil S Riccard  7 Jan 1931  
Flt Lt Geoffrey Francis 10 Apr 1933  
Flt Lt William G Abrams 19 Sep 1932  
Fg Off John E Allen 21 Jun 1932  
Fg Off Alan C Mitchell 16 Sep 1933  
Fg Off Leslie T G Barber  9 Jan 1933  
Fg Off William Halmshaw  4 Jan 1932  
Fg Off Graham R Canavan  4 Jun 1933  
Fg Off Alister G F Stewart 16 Sep 1933  
Fg Off Denis I Coote 19 Mar 1933  
Plt Off Andrew N Combe 19 Mar 1933  
Plt Off Douglas Michell 19 Mar 1933  

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2 Airmen Pilots

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short Southampton II RAF Base Calshot Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Cecil G Wigglesworth

25 Apr 1933 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Reginald W Hill 3 Jun 1934  
Flt Lt Michael W C Ridgeway 16 Sep 1933  
Flt Lt John E G Thomas 17 Jan 1934 DFC
Flt Lt Geoffrey Francis 10 Apr 1933  
Flt Lt William G Abrams 19 Sep 1932  
Flt Lt Clayton D C Boyce  1 Feb 1934 later AVM
Flt Lt George E Sampson 19 Mar 1934  
Flt Lt John E Allen 21 Jun 1932  
Flt Lt Alan C Mitchell 16 Sep 1933  
Fg Off Charles A Watt  3 Jun 1934  
Fg Off Graham R Canavan  4 Jun 1933  
Fg Off

Colin C McMullen

 4 Dec 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Denis I Coote 19 Mar 1933  
Plt Off Leslie B B King   3 Jun 1934  
Plt Off Kenneth D Stanton  3 Jun 1934  
Plt Off Desmond E B Wheeler  3 Jun 1934  

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2 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short Southampton II RAF Calshot Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John D Breakey

25 Mar 1935 Officer Commanding, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt John E G Thomas 17 Jan 1934 DFC
Flt Lt

Philip Jones

27 Mar 1935 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Alan D Gilmore

28 May 1935 later AVM
Flt Lt John St C Arbuthnott  7 Jun 1935  
Flt Lt Esmond J H F Moreton  7 Jun 1935  
Flt Lt Charles A Watt  3 Jun 1934  
Fg Off Richard T Gething 15 Sep 1934 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Leslie B B King   3 Jun 1934  
Plt Off Patrick H Dunn 15 Sep 1934 later AM
Plt Off Charles R Taylor  1 Dec 1934  
Plt Off George A V Clayton 27 Mar 1935  
Plt Off Harold J Hobbs 27 Mar 1935  
Plt Off Vincent H A McBratney  7 Jun 1935  
Plt Off Albert A de Gruyther 27 Mar 1935  
Plt Off Colin C Byar  7 Jun 1935  
Plt Off Edmond L F Meynell  7 Jun 1935  

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2 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Saro London I (from Apr 1936) RAF Calshot Coastal Command

London I

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John D Breakey

25 Mar 1935 Officer Commanding, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt E S C Davies  4 Jan 1936 AFC
Flt Lt Esmond J H F Moreton  7 Jun 1935  
Flt Lt William D J Michie  1 May 1936 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt R A McMurtrie  1 May 1936  
Fg Off Leslie B B King   3 Jun 1934  
Fg Off Patrick H Dunn 15 Sep 1934 later AM
Fg Off Vincent H A McBratney  7 Jun 1935  
Plt Off G S A Parnaby 30 Dec 1935  
Plt Off A R Leggate 30 Dec 1935  
Plt Off W H Kearney 30 Dec 1935  
Plt Off J R Leggate 30 Dec 1935  
Plt Off J B Brolly  1 May 1936  
Plt Off W I Hammond  1 May 1936  

-

4 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Saro London I RAF Calshot Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John D Breakey

25 Mar 1935 Officer Commanding, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt K R Coates 20 Jun 1936  
Flt Lt R A McMurtrie  1 May 1936  
Flt Lt W Pickersgill 27 Jul 1936  
Fg Off Leslie B B King   3 Jun 1934  
Fg Off Patrick H Dunn 15 Sep 1934 later AM
Plt Off J H Irvin 28 Mar 1937  
Plt Off A C R Thompson 28 Mar 1937  
Plt Off D Ford  4 Jun 1937  
Plt Off John H Chaplin  4 Jun 1937 later A/Cdre
Plt Off J S Kendrick  4 Jun 1937  
Plt Off P R Woodward  4 Jun 1937  

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4 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Saro London II (from Jan 1938) RAF Calshot Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

London II

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr J H O Jones 26 Jul 1937 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr T W G Eady 23 Feb 1938
Flt Lt R A McMurtrie  1 May 1936  
Flt Lt G R Brice 16 Dec 1937  
Flt Lt G A V Clayton  6 May 1938  
Fg Off J H Irvin 28 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J S Kendrick  4 Jun 1937  
Plt Off P R Woodward  4 Jun 1937  
Plt Off W R Gautrey 18 Jul 1937  
Plt Off A G Wincott 18 Jul 1937  
Plt Off H J A Thewles  8 Oct 1937  
Plt Off D King 28 Feb 1938  

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3 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
29 Sep 1938 Invergordon
 7 Oct 1938 Calshot

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Saro London II RAF Calshot Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr T W G Eady 23 Feb 1938 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt A Franklin 31 Jul 1938  
Flt Lt

Denis Finlay

18 Jul 1938 later A/Cdre
Fg Off J H Irvin 28 Mar 1937  
Fg Off P R Woodward  4 Jun 1937  
Fg Off J S Kendrick  4 Jun 1937  
Fg Off W R Gautrey 18 Jul 1937  
Fg Off A G Wincott 18 Jul 1937  
Fg Off H J A Thewles  8 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J D Middleton 29 Jul 1938  
Plt Off W D L Filson-Young 10 Aug 1938  
Plt Off R K Beale 21 Oct 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO C W Holbourn  1 Apr 1934  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Saro London II RAF Calshot Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr C H Cahill  1 Feb 1939 Officer Commanding, AFC
Sqn Ldr T W G Eady 23 Feb 1938  
Flt Lt A Franklin 31 Jul 1938  
Flt Lt

Denis Finlay

18 Jul 1938 Navigation duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off J H Irvin 28 Mar 1937  
Fg Off W R Gautrey 18 Jul 1937  
Fg Off J S Kendrick  4 Jun 1937  
Fg Off H J A Thewles  8 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J D Middleton 29 Jul 1938  
Plt Off W D L Filson-Young 10 Aug 1938  
Plt Off A H Barnes 24 Feb 1939  
Plt Off P J Dundee 24 Feb 1939
Plt Off F McD Hunter 24 Feb 1939  
Warrant Officer
WO C W Holbourn  1 Apr 1934  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Saro London II RAF Calshot Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr C H Cahill  1 Feb 1939 Officer Commanding, AFC
Sqn Ldr

Denis Finlay

18 Jul 1938 Navigation duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt A Franklin 31 Jul 1938  
Flt Lt S T Misselbrook  3 Apr 1939  
Fg Off J H Irvin 28 Mar 1937  
Fg Off W R Gautrey 18 Jul 1937  
Fg Off J S Kendrick  4 Jun 1937  
Fg Off H J A Thewles  8 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J D Middleton 29 Jul 1938  
Plt Off W D L Filson-Young 10 Aug 1938  
Plt Off A H Barnes 24 Feb 1939  
Plt Off P J Dundee 24 Feb 1939
Plt Off F McD Hunter 24 Feb 1939  
Warrant Officer
WO C W Holbourn  1 Apr 1934  

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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