Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation


Home Page

Main Menu

Quick Menu

Members' Area

What New?

About this site

Reunions

Help Needed?

Glossary

Bibliography

Sign Guest Book

View Guest Book

Link to Amazon

Online Store

Contact Me


No 215 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


[Jul 1934 | Jul 1935 | Jul 1936 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939  | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Reformed at Worthy Down on 1 Oct 1935 from 'C' Flight of No 58 Squadron

Movement Date Location
14 Jan 1936 Upper Heyford

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Virginia X RAF Upper Heyford ADGB/No 3 (Bomber) Group

Virginia X

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Douglas J Harrison  7 Oct 1935  
Flt Lt W M Hargreaves  1 May 1936  
Flt Lt F B Bristow  3 Apr 1936  
Fg Off Howard L Fry  7 Oct 1935  
Plt Off J E Dutton 25 May 1936  
Plt Off Paul Ruston  7 Oct 1935  
Plt Off

Frederick F Rainsford

20 Jan 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off K C Gill 24 May 1936  
Plt Off J N Glover  1 Jun 1936  
Plt Off George D Garvin  4 Jun 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off G I L Corder  4 Mar 1936  
Plt Off D A Hamilton  4 Mar 1936  
Plt Off G R Humphries 17 Feb 1936  

-

7 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
3 Sep 1936 Driffield

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Virginia X

Avro Anson I (from Feb 1937)

RAF Driffield Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

Anson I

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr S L Quine 21 May 1937 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr

John L Kirby

27 Sep 1936 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt G F Whistondale  5 Aug 1936  
Flt Lt Howard L Fry  7 Oct 1935  
Fg Off George D Garvin  4 Jun 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off J N Glover  1 Jun 1936  
Plt Off

Frederick F Rainsford

20 Jan 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off D A Hamilton  4 Mar 1936  
Plt Off G R Humphries 17 Feb 1936  
Plt Off J W Fordham  1 Aug 1936  
Plt Off P F R Vaillant 25 Oct 1936  
Plt Off G V Aylott 25 Dec 1936  
Plt Off R N Haynes 22 May 1937  
Plt Off D D Middleton 22 May 1937  
Plt Off      

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Harrow (from Aug 1937) RAF Driffield Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

Harrow of No 215 Squadron (Pre-Munich)

Harrow of No 215 Squadron (Post-Munich)

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr S L Quine 21 May 1937 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr

John L Kirby

27 Sep 1936 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr R R Nash  4 May 1938  
Flt Lt G F Whistondale  5 Aug 1936  
Fg Off

Frederick F Rainsford

20 Jan 1936 Navigation duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off D A Hamilton  4 Mar 1936  
Fg Off G R Humphries 17 Feb 1936 Navigation duties
Fg Off J W Fordham  1 Aug 1936  
Plt Off P F R Vaillant 25 Oct 1936  
Plt Off R N Haynes 22 May 1937  
Plt Off D D Middleton 22 May 1937  
Plt Off A F Smith  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off G H Smith  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off A H C Cox 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off M D Dontai 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off G K F Garrad 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off H S Taylor 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off H N Burrows  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J H C Speirs  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off T I S Munro 19 Feb 1938  
APO P L Morgan 23 Oct 1937  

-

11 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
25 Jul 1938 Honington

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Harrow RAF Honington Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr S L Quine 21 May 1937 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr E J George 18 Jul 1938  
Sqn Ldr A H Button 10 Oct 1938  
Fg Off

Frederick F Rainsford

20 Jan 1936 Navigation duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off J W Fordham  1 Aug 1936  
Fg Off P F R Vaillant 25 Oct 1936  
Plt Off D D Middleton 22 May 1937  
Plt Off A F Smith  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off G H Smith  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off P L Morgan 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off A H C Cox 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off M D Dontai 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off G K F Garrad 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off H S Taylor 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off H N Burrows  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J H C Speirs  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off Harry Burton 11 Jun 1938 later AM
Plt Off N Williams 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off N L Lewis  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off D B Barnard  5 Nov 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Harrow RAF Honington Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr S L Quine 21 May 1937 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr E J George 18 Jul 1938  
Sqn Ldr A H Button 10 Oct 1938  
Fg Off

Frederick F Rainsford

20 Jan 1936 Navigation duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off J W Fordham  1 Aug 1936  
Fg Off P F R Vaillant 25 Oct 1936  
Plt Off D D Middleton 22 May 1937  
Plt Off A F Smith  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off G H Smith  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off P L Morgan 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off A H C Cox 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off G K F Garrad 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off H S Taylor 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off H N Burrows  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J H C Speirs  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off Harry Burton 11 Jun 1938 later AM
Plt Off N Williams 11 Jun 1938 Navigation duties
Plt Off N L Lewis  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off D B Barnard  5 Nov 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO E S Leary  1 Feb 1939  
WO C H Moore 10 Nov 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Harrow RAF Honington Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr S L Quine 21 May 1937 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr E J George 18 Jul 1938  
Sqn Ldr A H Button 10 Oct 1938  
Fg Off

Frederick F Rainsford

20 Jan 1936 Navigation duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off J W Fordham  1 Aug 1936  
Fg Off C L Olssen  1 Mar 1939  
Fg Off H L McL Bulloch  1 Mar 1939  
Fg Off P F R Vaillant 25 Oct 1936  
Plt Off D D Middleton 22 May 1937  
Plt Off A F Smith  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off G H Smith  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off P L Morgan 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off A H C Cox 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off H N Burrows  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off Harry Burton 11 Jun 1938 later AM
Plt Off N Williams 11 Jun 1938 Navigation duties
Warrant Officers
WO C H Moore 10 Nov 1938  

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 1934 | Jul 1935 | Jul 1936 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939  | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

This page was last updated on 26/05/17 using FrontPage 2003

         [Top of Page]