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No 204 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 February 1929 at RAF Mount Batten, equipped with Southampton IIs

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Southampton II RAF Mount Batten Coastal Area

Southhampton II

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Frederic H Laurence  1 Feb 1929 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt George W Bentley  1 Apr 1929 DFC
Flt Lt Leonard G Maxton  7 Mar 1929 AFC
Flt Lt Edward S Moulton-Barrett  7 Mar 1929  
Flt Lt John D Breakey  1 Feb 1929 Engineer duties, DFC; later AVM
Fg Off Alister L Mortimer  8 Feb 1929  
Fg Off Francis R Worthington  2 Apr 1929  
Fg Off John C K Rogers  7 Mar 1929  
Plt Off Alfred W Hunt 23 Feb 1929  
Plt Off Rolf D Williams 25 Mar 1929  

 

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Southampton II RAF Mount Batten Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Sydney W Smith

15 Jan 1930 Officer Commanding, OBE; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Frederic H Laurence  1 Feb 1929 MC
Flt Lt

Kenneth B Lloyd

13 Sep 1929 AFC, later AVM
Flt Lt Edward S Moulton-Barrett  7 Mar 1929  
Flt Lt Narborough H D'Aeth 31 Aug 1929 later AVM
Flt Lt William H Jinman 18 Mar 1930 Engineer duties, MBE
Fg Off Francis R Worthington  2 Apr 1929  
Fg Off Alfred W Hunt 23 Feb 1929  
Fg Off Rolf D Williams 25 Mar 1929  
Plt Off Leslie Crocker 17 Mar 1930  
Plt Off Wilfred I H Burke 17 Mar 1930  

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
Supermarine Southampton II RAF Mount Batten Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Kenneth B Lloyd

13 Sep 1929 Officer Commanding, AFC, later AVM
Flt Lt Edward S Moulton-Barrett  7 Mar 1929  
Flt Lt Leonard K Barnes  5 Feb 1931 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Ronald H Carter  6 Feb 1931  
Flt Lt William H Jinman 18 Mar 1930 Engineer duties, MBE
Fg Off Francis R Worthington  2 Apr 1929  
Fg Off Denis F Satchwell  6 Feb 1931  
-
2 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Southampton II RAF Mount Batten Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Kenneth B Lloyd

13 Sep 1929 Officer Commanding, AFC, later AVM
Flt Lt Francis C B Savile  7 Jul 1831  
Flt Lt Leonard K Barnes  5 Feb 1931 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Ronald H Carter  6 Feb 1931  
Flt Lt Alfred H Willetts  7 Jun 1932 Engineer duries
Fg Off Denis F Satchwell  6 Feb 1931  
Plt Off

Wilfred E Oulton

 4 Apr 1932 later AVM
Plt Off Wyndham P Welch  1 Apr 1932  
Plt Off David I P Macnair  1 Apr 1932  
-
1 Airman Pilot

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Southampton II RAF Mount Batten Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Kenneth B Lloyd

13 Sep 1929 Officer Commanding, AFC, later AVM
Flt Lt Francis C B Savile  7 Jul 1831  
Flt Lt Alfred H Willetts  7 Jun 1932 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Ernest L J Rowe 19 Sep 1932  
Flt Lt

Charles W Dicken

20 Dec 1932 Navigation duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Denis F Satchwell  6 Feb 1931  
Fg Off Thomas B Cooper 21 Jun 1932  
Fg Off John G G Moore 19 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Frederic R Newell 19 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Ralph Cleland 19 Sep 1932  
Fg Off David I P Macnair  1 Apr 1932  
Fg Off Barry S Nicholl 19 Mar 1932  
-
2 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Southampton II RAF Mount Batten Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Kenneth B Lloyd

13 Sep 1929 Officer Commanding, AFC, later AVM
Flt Lt Alfred H Willetts  7 Jun 1932 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Ernest L J Rowe 19 Sep 1932  
Flt Lt Lionel G Martin  7 Oct 1933  
Flt Lt

Charles W Dicken

20 Dec 1932 Navigation duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Thomas B Cooper 21 Jun 1932  
Fg Off Frederic R Newell 19 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Laurence B Belcham  4 Jun 1933  
Fg Off Raymond I B Winn  4 Jun 1933  
Fg Off Barry S Nicholl 19 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Donald W Baird  4 Jun 1933  
-
2 Airman Pilots

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Southampton II RAF Mount Batten Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Albert W Fletcher 22 Dec 1933 Officer Commanding, OBE, DFC, AFC
Flt Lt Lionel G Martin  7 Oct 1933  
Flt Lt Vincent P Feather 14 Jan 1934 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Ernest L J Rowe 19 Sep 1932  
Flt Lt

Charles W Dicken

20 Dec 1932 Navigation duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off George F Humphries  4 Dec 1933  
Fg Off Frederic R Newell 19 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Raymond I B Winn  4 Jun 1933  
Fg Off Ronald J Bennett  4 Dec 1933  
Fg Off Edward R Berry 17 Mar 1934  
Fg Off Joseph J Zwarenstein  3 Jun 1934  
Fg Off Barry S Nicholl 19 Mar 1932  
Plt Off Charles H Brandon  3 Jun 1934  
-
2 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Southampton II RAF Mount Batten Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Albert W Fletcher 22 Dec 1933 Officer Commanding, OBE, DFC, AFC
Flt Lt Lionel G Martin  7 Oct 1933  
Flt Lt Vincent P Feather 14 Jan 1934 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Montague C Collins 15 Oct 1934  
Fg Off Frederic R Newell 19 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Rodney A Phillips 15 Apr 1935  
Fg Off Raymond I B Winn  5 Jun 1933  
Fg Off Ronald J Bennett  4 Dec 1933  
Fg Off Joseph J Zwarenstein  3 Jun 1934  
Fg Off Lawrence W Burgess 15 Sep 1934  
Plt Off Robert H S McConnell 15 Sep 1934
Plt Off Francis C Scott  1 Dec 1934
Plt Off Harold O B Mawdsley 20 Apr 1935
Plt Off Sidney T Misselbrook  1 Dec 1934
Plt Off Thomas I Davies  7 Jun 1935  
-
2 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Southampton II (until Oct 1935)

Supermarine Scapa (from Aug 1935)

RAF Mount Batten Coastal Command

Scapa

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Albert W Fletcher 22 Dec 1933 Officer Commanding, OBE, DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr Vincent P Feather 14 Jan 1934  
Flt Lt B H Ashton 12 Dec 1935  
Flt Lt Montague C Collins 15 Oct 1934  
Flt Lt Raymond I B Winn  5 Jun 1933  
Flt Lt Ronald J Bennett  4 Dec 1933  
Flt Lt Lawrence W Burgess 15 Sep 1934  
Fg Off William S Jenkins 31 Aug 1935 Navigation duties
Fg Off Robert H S McConnell 15 Sep 1934  
Fg Off Francis C Scott  1 Dec 1934  
Plt Off Thomas I Davies  7 Jun 1935  
-
2 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Saro London I (from Oct 1936)

Saro London II (from Oct 1936)

RAF Mount Batten Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

London I

London II

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Vincent P Feather 14 Jan 1934 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt B M Cary 23 Dec 1936  
Flt Lt W A J Satchell  5 Jun 1937  
Flt Lt William S Jenkins 31 Aug 1935 Navigation duties
Fg Off Robert H S McConnell 15 Sep 1934  
Plt Off H B Johnson 23 Nov 1936  
Plt Off E A Whiteley 23 Dec 1936  
Plt Off E L Hyde 23 Dec 1936  
Plt Off J Barrett 23 Dec 1936  
Plt Off S R Gibbs  5 Jun 1937  
-
2 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Saro London I

Saro London II

RAF Mount Batten Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Kenneth B Lloyd

19 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC, later AVM
Sqn Ldr Vincent P Feather 14 Jan 1934  
Flt Lt B M Cary 23 Dec 1936  
Flt Lt W A J Satchell  5 Jun 1937  
Flt Lt William S Jenkins 31 Aug 1935 Navigation duties
Flt Lt H M T Neugebauer  8 Oct 1937  
Fg Off H B Johnson 23 Nov 1936  
Fg Off E L Hyde 23 Dec 1936  
Plt Off J Barrett 23 Dec 1936  
Plt Off R P A Harrison  8 Oct 1937  
Plt Off S R Gibbs  5 Jun 1937  
Plt Off F Phillips 18 Jul 1937  
Plt Off R C O Lovelock 18 Jul 1937  
Plt Off D E Hughes  8 Oct 1937  
-
3 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Saro London I

Saro London II

RAF Mount Batten Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Kenneth B Lloyd

19 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC, later AVM
Sqn Ldr E S Moulton-Barrett 22 Aug 1938  
Flt Lt H M T Neugebauer  8 Oct 1937  
Flt Lt J B P Thomas 18 Jul 1938 Navigation duties
Fg Off H B Johnson 23 Nov 1936  
Fg Off E L Hyde 23 Dec 1936  
Fg Off J Barrett 23 Dec 1936  
Fg Off R P A Harrison  8 Oct 1937  
Fg Off S R Gibbs  5 Jun 1937  
Fg Off F Phillips 18 Jul 1937  
Fg Off R C O Lovelock 18 Jul 1937  
Fg Off D E Hughes  8 Oct 1937  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Saro London I

Saro London II

RAF Mount Batten Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Kenneth B Lloyd

19 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC, later AVM
Sqn Ldr E S Moulton-Barrett 22 Aug 1938  
Flt Lt J B P Thomas 18 Jul 1938 Navigation duties
Fg Off E L Hyde 23 Dec 1936  
Fg Off H B Johnson 23 Nov 1936  
Fg Off R P A Harrison  8 Oct 1937  
Fg Off S R Gibbs  5 Jun 1937  
Fg Off F Phillips 18 Jul 1937  
Fg Off R C O Lovelock 18 Jul 1937  
Fg Off D E Hughes  8 Oct 1937  
Fg Off J Barrett 23 Dec 1936  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Saro London I

Saro London II

RAF Mount Batten Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Kenneth B Lloyd

19 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC, later AVM
Sqn Ldr E S Moulton-Barrett 22 Aug 1938  
Flt Lt J B P Thomas 18 Jul 1938 Navigation duties
Act Flt Lt E L Hyde 23 Dec 1936  
Act Flt Lt H B Johnson 23 Nov 1936  
Act Flt Lt R P A Harrison  8 Oct 1937  
Act Flt Lt J Barrett 23 Dec 1936  
Fg Off S R Gibbs  5 Jun 1937  
Fg Off F Phillips 18 Jul 1937  
Fg Off R C O Lovelock 18 Jul 1937  
Fg Off D E Hughes  8 Oct 1937  
Warrant Officer
WO G Pearce  3 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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