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No 240 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Reformed at Calshot on 30 March 1937  by renaming 'C' Flight, Seaplane Training Squadron.

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short Scapa RAF Calshot Coastal Command/No 17 (Training) Group

Scapa

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J McFarlane  1 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt G F Humphries  1 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt Frederick R Drew  1 Apr 1937 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt G R Brice  1 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt A G F Stewart  1 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt J C Sisson  1 Apr 1937  
Fg Off G S A Parnaby  1 Apr 1937  
Plt Off Leslie Fox 10 May 1937 later A/Cdre

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short Scapa RAF Calshot Coastal Command/No 17 (Training) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr M W C Ridgway 14 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt A G F Stewart  1 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt J C Sisson  1 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt R H S McConnell  6 Jul 1937  
Flt Lt A A de Gruyther  6 Jun 1938  
Fg Off A W Fletcher 17 Dec 1937  
Plt Off Leslie Fox 10 May 1937 later A/Cdre

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short Scapa (until Jan 1939)

Short Singapore III (from Nov 1938)

RAF Calshot Coastal Command/No 17 (Training) Group

Singapore III

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr M W C Ridgway 14 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr A G F Stewart  1 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt J W Young 16 May 1938  
Flt Lt A A de Gruyther  6 Jun 1938  
Fg Off A W Fletcher 17 Dec 1937  
Fg Off J MacL H Sinclair  9 Nov 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Short Singapore III

RAF Calshot Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr M W C Ridgway 14 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr A G F Stewart  1 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt J W Young 16 May 1938  
Flt Lt A A de Gruyther  6 Jun 1938  
Fg Off A W Fletcher 17 Dec 1937  
Fg Off J MacL H Sinclair  9 Nov 1938  
Plt Off H C Bailey  6 Dec 1938  
Plt Off V M P Pam 24 Feb 1939  
Plt Off G H M Piril 24 Feb 1939  
Plt Off R Thomas 24 Feb 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Short Singapore III

RAF Calshot Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr M W C Ridgway 14 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr A G F Stewart  1 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt J W Young 16 May 1938  
Flt Lt A A de Gruyther  6 Jun 1938  
Fg Off J MacL H Sinclair  9 Nov 1938  
Plt Off H C Bailey  6 Dec 1938  
Plt Off V M P Pam 24 Feb 1939  
Plt Off G H M Piril 24 Feb 1939  
Plt Off R Thomas 24 Feb 1939  
Warrant Officer
WO J Nash  6 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

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

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