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No 217 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Reformed at Boscombe Down on 15 March 1937.

Movement Date Location
7 Jun 1937 Tangmere

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Anson I RAF Tangmere Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

Anson I of No 217 Squadron (pre-war scheme)

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr D d'H Humphreys 19 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt R N Clarke 28 Mar 1937  
Fg Off F B Chapman 28 Mar 1937  
Plt Off Jeaffreson H Greswell 15 Mar 1937 later A/Cdre
Plt Off S M Boal 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off G E Ford 20 Apr 1937  
Plt Off H A A Webster 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J A Bateson 28 Mar 1937  
Plt Off D E Hughes 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off N B Mole 15 Mar 1937  
APO J E Bussey 24 Apr 1937  
APO V H Furlong 24 Apr 1937  
APO C H Milton 24 Apr 1937  
APO K F Arnold 24 Apr 1937  
APO D P Bamber 24 Apr 1937  
APO A H McLaren 24 Apr 1937  
APO D C Pritchard 24 Apr 1937  
APO D A Robertson 24 Apr 1937  
APO L S S Edeson 22 May 1937  
APO B T Scott 22 May 1937  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
16 Aug 1937 Bicester
13 Sep 1937 Tangmere

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Anson I RAF Tangmere Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr D d'H Humphreys 19 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr

Lawrence P Moore

 1 Jul 1937 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt R N Clarke 28 Mar 1937  
Flt Lt T U Rolfe  1 Mar 1938 Navigation duties
Flt Lt F B Chapman 28 Mar 1937  
Fg Off P W Townsend  5 Feb 1938  
Fg Off Jeaffreson H Greswell 15 Mar 1937 later A/Cdre
Plt Off S M Boal 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J A Bateson 28 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J E Bussey 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off V H Furlong 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off C H Milton 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off K F Arnold 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off A H McLaren 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off D A Robertson 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off L S S Edeson 22 May 1937  
Plt Off B T Scott 22 May 1937  
Plt Off R F D Anstead  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off A V Hunter  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off K Petrie  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J D Tilliott  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off J A C White  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off W P Green 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J A D Stuges 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off W P Bain 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off R D C Chambers 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off L M Moore 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off T I Mathewson 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off J W Boreham 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off B G Haylock 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J P Thompson 26 Mar 1938  

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15 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
28 Sep 1938 Warmwell
10 Oct 1938 Tangmere

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Anson I RAF Tangmere Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

Anson I of No 217 Squadron (camouflage scheme)

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr D d'H Humphreys 19 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr

Lawrence P Moore

 1 Jul 1937 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt F B Chapman 28 Mar 1937  
Fg Off Jeaffreson H Greswell 15 Mar 1937 later A/Cdre
Fg Off S M Boal 15 Mar 1937  
Fg Off J A Bateson 28 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J E Bussey 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off V H Furlong 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off C H Milton 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off K F Arnold 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off A H McLaren 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off L S S Edeson 22 May 1937  
Plt Off B T Scott 22 May 1937  
Plt Off R F D Anstead  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J A C White  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off W P Green 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J A D Stuges 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off L M Moore 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off T I Mathewson 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off J P Thompson 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off C E L Powell 17 Sep 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Anson I RAF Tangmere Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr D d'H Humphreys 19 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr

Lawrence P Moore

 1 Jul 1937 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt R C Gordon 28 May 1938 RCAF
Act Flt Lt Jeaffreson H Greswell 15 Mar 1937 later A/Cdre
Fg Off S M Boal 15 Mar 1937  
Fg Off J A Bateson 28 Mar 1937  
Fg Off K F Arnold 24 Apr 1937  
Fg Off J E Bussey 24 Apr 1937  
Fg Off V H Furlong 24 Apr 1937  
Fg Off C H Milton 24 Apr 1937  
Fg Off L S S Edeson 22 May 1937  
Fg Off B T Scott 22 May 1937  
Plt Off R F D Anstead  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J A C White  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off W P Green 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off L M Moore 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off T I Mathewson 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off J P Thompson 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off Arthur F Johnson 14 Jan 1939 later A/Cdre
Plt Off A G M Paul  1 Mar 1939  
APO R J Fursman 17 Dec 1938  
APO K J Heinbuch 14 Jan 1939  
APO A Blackwell  4 Mar 1939  
APO A Gordon Peiniger  4 Mar 1939  
APO J A R M Reid  4 Mar 1939  
Warrant Officer
WO E R Cuff 22 May 1937  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Anson I RAF Tangmere Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr D d'H Humphreys 19 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr

Lawrence P Moore

 1 Jul 1937 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt R C Gordon 28 May 1938 RCAF
Act Flt Lt Jeaffreson H Greswell 15 Mar 1937 later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt S M Boal 15 Mar 1937  
Fg Off J A Bateson 28 Mar 1937  
Fg Off K F Arnold 24 Apr 1937  
Fg Off J E Bussey 24 Apr 1937  
Fg Off V H Furlong 24 Apr 1937  
Fg Off C H Milton 24 Apr 1937  
Fg Off L S S Edeson 22 May 1937  
Fg Off B T Scott 22 May 1937  
Plt Off R F D Anstead  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J A C White  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off W P Green 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off L M Moore 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off T I Mathewson 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off J P Thompson 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off Arthur F Johnson 14 Jan 1939 later A/Cdre
Plt Off A G M Paul  1 Mar 1939  
Plt Off R J Fursman 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off R W Gair 29 Mar 1939  
Plt Off L G W Lililly 29 Mar 1939  
APO K J Heinbuch 14 Jan 1939  
APO A Blackwell  4 Mar 1939  
APO A Gordon Peiniger  4 Mar 1939  
APO J A R M Reid  4 Mar 1939  
Warrant Officer
WO H Clarke  1 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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