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No 218 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Reformed at Upper Heyford on 16 March 1936  from 'C' Flight of No 57 Squadron.

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind RAF Upper Heyford ADGB/No 1 (Bomber) Group

Hawker Hind of No 218 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt B M Cary 16 Mar 1936  
Plt Off A B Olney 16 Mar 1936  

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3 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind RAF Upper Heyford Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr F H Shales  2 Nov 1936 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr J C Cunningham  1 Jun 1937  
Flt Lt A L Christian 20 Oct 1936  
Plt Off H C Daish 30 Sep 1936  
Plt Off F D Beales 13 Jul 1936  
Plt Off A V Rogers 31 Aug 1936  
Plt Off G Beavis 24 Aug 1936  
Plt Off A Beck  4 Jan 1937  
Plt Off R J Oxley  4 Jan 1937  
Plt Off C A R Crews 25 Dec 1936  
Plt Off E A Hunt 25 Dec 1936  

-

2 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
22 Apr 1938 Boscombe Down

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I (from Jan 1938) RAF Boscombe Down Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

Battle I of No 218 Squadron (pre-Munich markings)

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr L B Duggan 20 Dec 1937 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off J E Inees-Crump 30 Jun 1936  
Fg Off H C Daish 30 Sep 1936  
Fg Off A V Rogers 31 Aug 1936  
Plt Off F D Beales 13 Jul 1936 Navigation duties
Plt Off W Kinane 31 Jan 1938  
Plt Off C A R Crews 25 Dec 1936  
Plt Off J Mc M Hughes 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off T C Brock 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off D Devoto 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J E Mahony 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off R H Balls 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J L Calvert 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off F H Fox 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off I G Richmond 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J F R Crane 19 Feb 1938  
APO W H Shaw  7 May 1938  

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4 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I RAF Boscombe Down Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

Battle I of No 218 Squadron (coded HA)

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr L B Duggan 20 Dec 1937 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr G N Warrington  4 Nov 1938  
Fg Off H C Daish 30 Sep 1936  
Fg Off A V Rogers 31 Aug 1936  
Fg Off W Kinane 31 Jan 1938  
Fg Off C A R Crews 25 Dec 1936  
Plt Off J Mc M Hughes 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off J E Mahony 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off R H Balls 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off I G Richmond 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J F R Crane 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off W H Shaw  7 May 1938  
Plt Off M G Robin 17 Oct 1938  
APO G M D Roberts  4 Jun 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I RAF Boscombe Down Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr L B Duggan 20 Dec 1937 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr G N Warrington  4 Nov 1938  
Fg Off H C Daish 30 Sep 1936  
Fg Off A V Rogers 31 Aug 1936  
Fg Off C A R Crews 25 Dec 1936  
Fg Off W Kinane 31 Jan 1938  
Fg Off J Mc M Hughes 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off J E Mahony 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off R H Balls 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off I G Richmond 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J F R Crane 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off W H Shaw  7 May 1938  
Plt Off M G Robin 17 Oct 1938  
Plt Off M I Freeman 28 Jan 1939  
Plt Off R Thynne 28 Jan 1939  
APO A M Imrie 17 Dec 1938  
APO H O Forth 17 Dec 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO E W Etteridge  3 Jan 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I RAF Boscombe Down Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr L B Duggan 20 Dec 1937 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr G N Warrington  4 Nov 1938  
Act Flt Lt H C Daish 30 Sep 1936  
Fg Off A V Rogers 31 Aug 1936  
Fg Off C A R Crews 25 Dec 1936  
Fg Off W Kinane 31 Jan 1938  
Fg Off J Mc M Hughes 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off J E Mahony 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off R H Balls 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off I G Richmond 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J F R Crane 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off W H Shaw  7 May 1938  
Plt Off M G Robin 17 Oct 1938  
Plt Off M I Freeman 28 Jan 1939  
Plt Off R Thynne 28 Jan 1939  
Plt Off A M Imrie 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off H O Forth 17 Dec 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO E W Etteridge  3 Jan 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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