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No 502 (Ulster) Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


[May 1925 | Jun 1925 | Jul 1925 | Mar 1926 | Jul 1926 | Dec 1926 | Jul 1927 | Jul 1928 | Sep 1928 | Jul 1929 | Jul 1930 | Jul 1931 | Jul 1932 | Jul 1933 | Jul 1934 | Jul 1935 | Jul 1936 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939  | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Formed 15 May 1925 at RAF Aldergrove as a Special Reserve squadron (staffed in part by regular personnel and in part by special reservists).  Special Reserve Officers are shown in italics

May 1925

Source - May 1925 Air Force List

June 1925

Source - June 1925 Air Force List

July 1925

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vimy

Avro 504K

RAF Aldergrove Special Reserve and Auxiliary Air Force

Vimy

Avro 504K

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Robert D Oxland

30 May 1925 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Edward F Turner 30 May 1925  
Flt Lt Charles F Toogood 30 May 1925  
Flt Lt Bernard C Duke 30 May 1925  
Fg Off Harry W Pierce 30 May 1925  
Fg Off Victor J Hatton 30 May 1925  
Fg Off Henry C Evans 30 May 1925 Died from injuries - 21 Sep 1925
Fg Off Francis F W Hall 30 May 1925  
Fg Off Eric C A Wing 30 May 1925  
Plt Off Francis W C G Tussaud 30 May 1925  
Plt Off William C Ward 30 May 1925  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Harry J Bamber 30 May 1925  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Rodney T Carter 30 May 1925  

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

March 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vimy

Avro 504

RAF Aldergrove Special Reserve and Auxiliary Air Force

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Robert D Oxland

30 May 1925 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Edward F Turner 30 May 1925 AFC
Flt Lt Charles F Toogood 30 May 1925  
Flt Lt Raphael C Preston 29 Jul 1925 AFC
Fg Off Harry W Pierce 30 May 1925  
Fg Off Victor J Hatton 30 May 1925  
Fg Off Francis F W Hall 30 May 1925  
Fg Off Eric C A Wing 30 May 1925  
Fg Off William C Ward 30 May 1925  
Fg Off Edgar A McKinley-Hay 11 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Robert McLaughlin  1 Dec 1925 DFC
Plt Off John S Georgeson 11 Dec 1925  
Stores Branch
Fg Off John C Shakeshaft 17 Aug 1925  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Rodney T Carter 30 May 1925  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vimy

Avro 504

RAF Aldergrove Special Reserve and Auxiliary Air Force
 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Robert D Oxland

30 May 1925 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Edward F Turner 30 May 1925 AFC
Flt Lt Charles F Toogood 30 May 1925  
Flt Lt Raphael C Preston 29 Jul 1925 AFC
Fg Off Harry W Pierce 30 May 1925  
Fg Off Victor J Hatton 30 May 1925  
Fg Off Francis F W Hall 30 May 1925  
Fg Off Eric C A Wing 30 May 1925  
Fg Off Francis W C G Tussaud 30 May 1925  
Fg Off William C Ward 30 May 1925  
Fg Off Edgar A McKinley-Hay 11 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Robert McLaughlin  1 Dec 1925 DFC
Fg Off John S Georgeson 11 Dec 1925  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Edgar V Bashford 23 Feb 1926  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Rodney T Carter 30 May 1925  

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vimy

Avro 504

RAF Aldergrove ADGB/Air Defence Group

Avro 504N

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur C Wright

 1 May 1926 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Edward F Turner 30 May 1925 AFC
Flt Lt Charles F Toogood 30 May 1925  
Flt Lt Raphael C Preston 29 Jul 1925 AFC
Fg Off Harry W Pierce 30 May 1925  
Fg Off Victor J Hatton 30 May 1925  
Fg Off Francis F W Hall 30 May 1925  
Fg Off Eric C A Wing 30 May 1925  
Fg Off William C Ward 30 May 1925  
Fg Off Edgar A McKinley-Hay 11 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Robert McLaughlin  1 Dec 1925 DFC
Fg Off John S Georgeson 11 Dec 1925  
Plt Off Rodney F Part 30 Jul 1926  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Edgar V Bashford 23 Feb 1926  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Crystal Lorimer 11 Aug 1926  
Education Officer
Maj Reuben W Allen 31 Aug 1926 Grade IV, MA

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vimy

Avro 504

RAF Aldergrove ADGB/Air Defence Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur C Wright

 1 May 1926 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Edward F Turner 30 May 1925 AFC
Flt Lt Gilbert H Martingell 27 May 1927 AFC
Fg Off Victor J Hatton 30 May 1925  
Fg Off Francis F W Hall 30 May 1925  
Fg Off Eric C A Wing 30 May 1925  
Fg Off Edgar A McKinley-Hay 11 Dec 1925  
Fg Off John S Georgeson 11 Dec 1925  
Fg Off John A Tindall 26 May 1927  
Fg Off Arnold W A Ricks 26 May 1927  
Plt Off Jack Blackmore 26 May 1927  
Plt Off Henry J Walker 27 May 1927  
Plt Off Rodney F Part 30 Jul 1926  
Plt Off Hugh P Wilson 21 Dec1926  
Plt Off Frank Davison 15 Feb 1927  
Plt Off John Sillery 15 Feb 1927  
Plt Off William Hislop 15 Feb 1927  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Edgar V Bashford 23 Feb 1926  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Crystal Lorimer 11 Aug 1926  
Education Officer
Maj Reuben W Allen 31 Aug 1926 Grade IV, MA

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Hyderabad (from Jul 1928)

Avro 504

RAF Aldergrove ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

Hyderabad

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Arthur C Wright

 1 May 1926 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Horace G Bowen

 1 Feb 1928 MBE; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Ronald S Sugden 20 Dec 1927 AFC
Flt Lt Gilbert H Martingell 27 May 1927 AFC
Flt Lt Raphael C Preston 20 Sep 1927 AFC
Flt Lt Eric C Delamain 25 Aug 1927 MC
Fg Off William C Yale 21 Jun 1927 Signals duties
Fg Off Charles E Galpin  1 Sep 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off John A Tindall 26 May 1927  
Fg Off Henry H Ellison 21 Jun 1927  
Plt Off Frank Davison 15 Feb 1927  
Plt Off John Sillery 15 Feb 1927  
Plt Off Miles V Delap 11 Oct 1927  
Plt Off James F R Hunter 25 Oct 1927  
Plt Off George F Humphries 14 Nov 1927  
Plt Off James S Davidson 21 Nov 1927  
Plt Off John F Bristow 21 Dec 1927  
Plt Off James A Hall 21 Dec 1927  
Plt Off William O'B Knox 21 Dec 1927  
Plt Off Charles E W N C Pelly 21 Dec 1927  
Plt Off Robert C Newton  7 Mar 1928  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Edgar V Bashford 23 Feb 1926  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Crystal Lorimer 11 Aug 1926  
Education Officer
Maj Reuben W Allen 31 Aug 1926 Grade IV, MA

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Hyderabad (from Jul 1928)

Avro 504

RAF Aldergrove ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Arthur C Wright

 1 May 1926 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Horace G Bowen

 1 Feb 1928 MBE; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Ronald S Sugden 20 Dec 1927 AFC
Flt Lt Gilbert H Martingell 27 May 1927 AFC
Flt Lt Raphael C Preston 20 Sep 1927 AFC
Flt Lt Eric C Delamain 25 Aug 1927 MC
Fg Off William C Yale 21 Jun 1927 Signals duties
Fg Off Charles E Galpin  1 Sep 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off John A Tindall 26 May 1927  
Fg Off Henry H Ellison 21 Jun 1927  
Plt Off Frank Davison 15 Feb 1927  
Plt Off John Sillery 15 Feb 1927  
Plt Off Bryan D Nicholas 18 Jun 1928 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Arthur M Stevens 18 Jun 1928  
Plt Off Thomas L Harrison 18 Jun 1928  
Plt Off Miles V Delap 11 Oct 1927  
Plt Off James F R Hunter 25 Oct 1927  
Plt Off George F Humphries 14 Nov 1927  
Plt Off James S Davidson 21 Nov 1927  
Plt Off John F Bristow 21 Dec 1927  
Plt Off James A Hall 21 Dec 1927  
Plt Off William O'B Knox 21 Dec 1927  
Plt Off Charles E W N C Pelly 21 Dec 1927  
Plt Off Robert C Newton  7 Mar 1928  
Plt Off Frederick A Wardell  1 Jun 1928  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Edgar V Bashford 23 Feb 1926  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Crystal Lorimer 11 Aug 1926  
Education Officer
Maj Reuben W Allen 31 Aug 1926 Grade IV, MA

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Hyderabad

Avro 504

RAF Aldergrove ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Arthur C Wright

 1 May 1926 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Charles L King

14 Dec 1928 MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Joseph H Hargroves 8 Apr 1929  
Flt Lt Robert H Haworth-Booth  4 Feb 1929 DFC
Flt Lt Raphael C Preston 20 Sep 1927 AFC
Fg Off Charles E Galpin  1 Sep 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Henry H Ellison 21 Jun 1927  
Fg Off Bryan D Nicholas 18 Jun 1928 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Arthur M Stevens 18 Jun 1928  
Fg Off Thomas L Harrison 18 Jun 1928  
Plt Off Frank Davison 15 Feb 1927  
Plt Off John Sillery 15 Feb 1927  
Plt Off Miles V Delap 11 Oct 1927  
Plt Off James F R Hunter 25 Oct 1927  
Plt Off John F Bristow 21 Dec 1927  
Plt Off James A Hall 21 Dec 1927  
Plt Off William O'B Knox 21 Dec 1927  
Plt Off Eric D Elliott 15 Dec 1928  
Plt Off Alan F Britton 15 Dec 1928  
Plt Off Robert C Newton  7 Mar 1928  
Plt Off John K Brown  8 Oct 1928  
Plt Off David W Reid  8 Oct 1928  
Plt Off George F Humphries  1 May 1929  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Edgar V Bashford 23 Feb 1926  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Crystal Lorimer 11 Aug 1926  
Education Officer
Maj Reuben W Allen 31 Aug 1926 Grade IV, MA

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Hyderabad

Avro 504

RAF Aldergrove ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Francis P Don

 2 Nov 1929 Officer Commanding, later AVM
Sqn Ldr

Charles L King

14 Dec 1928 MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Joseph H Hargroves 8 Apr 1929  
Flt Lt Raphael C Preston 20 Sep 1927 AFC
Flt Lt Robert H Haworth-Booth  4 Feb 1929 DFC
Fg Off Henry H Ellison 21 Jun 1927  
Fg Off Frank Davison 15 Feb 1927  
Fg Off John Sillery 15 Feb 1927  
Fg Off Bryan D Nicholas 18 Jun 1928 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Arthur M Stevens 18 Jun 1928  
Fg Off James A Hall 21 Dec 1927  
Fg Off John F Bristow 21 Dec 1927  
Fg Off Eric D Elliott 15 Dec 1928  
Fg Off Alan F Britton 15 Dec 1928  
Fg Off James F R Hunter 25 Oct 1927  
Fg Off William O'B Knox 21 Dec 1927  
Fg Off George R Montgomery 14 Aug 1929  
Plt Off Robert C Newton  7 Mar 1928  
Plt Off David W Reid  8 Oct 1928  
Plt Off George F Humphries  1 May 1929  
Plt Off Victor O G Bell  1 Jul 1929  
Plt Off Wilfred A W Fitzsimons  1 Jul 1929  
Plt Off Charles W Lindsay  8 Nov 1929  
Plt Off Follett V Bristow 13 Nov 1929  
Plt Off William H  Armstrong 13 Mar 1930  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Edgar V Bashford 23 Feb 1926  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Crystal Lorimer 11 Aug 1926  
Education Officer
Maj Reuben W Allen 31 Aug 1926 Grade IV, MA

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Hyderabad

Avro 504

RAF Aldergrove ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Ralph T Leather 20 Dec 1930 AFC
Sqn Ldr

Charles L King

14 Dec 1928 MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John H Sender 20 Aug 1930 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt Raphael C Preston 20 Sep 1927 AFC
Flt Lt Frank Davison 15 Feb 1927  
Fg Off Henry H Ellison 21 Jun 1927 Armament duties
Fg Off John Sillery 15 Feb 1927  
Fg Off Arthur M Stevens 18 Jun 1928  
Fg Off James A Hall 21 Dec 1927  
Fg Off John F Bristow 21 Dec 1927  
Fg Off Alan F Britton 15 Dec 1928  
Fg Off James F R Hunter 25 Oct 1927  
Fg Off William O'B Knox 21 Dec 1927  
Fg Off Robert C Newton  7 Mar 1928  
Fg Off David W Reid  8 Oct 1928  
Fg Off William E Grant 17 Jun 1930 Died at RAF Hospital, Halton - 2 Feb 1932
Fg Off Francis C Allen 23 Jun 1930  
Fg Off Victor O G Bell  1 Jul 1929  
Fg Off Wilfred A W Fitzsimons  1 Jul 1929  
Fg Off Charles W Lindsay  8 Nov 1929  
Fg Off Follett V Bristow 13 Nov 1929  
Fg Off Graham E Stroud 13 Aug 1930  
Fg Off George E R Stoney 13 Aug 1930  
Plt Off William H  Armstrong 13 Mar 1930  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Edgar V Bashford 23 Feb 1926  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Richard S Sweet  1 Dec1930  
Education Officer
Maj Reuben W Allen 31 Aug 1926 Acting Grade III, MA

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Virginia X (from Dec 1931) RAF Aldergrove ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

Virginia X

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Lionel T N Gould  1 Mar 1932 Officer Commanding, MC
Sqn Ldr Tom O Clogstoun 23 Sep 1931  
Flt Lt John H Sender 20 Aug 1930 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt Harry K Goode  9 Jul 1931 DSO, DFC
Flt Lt Arthur M Stevens 18 Jun 1928  
Fg Off Frederick J Taylor 25 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Geoffrey E Mustard  9 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Frederick A Wardell 28 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Frederick A McNeill 21 May 1932  
Fg Off Edward Poole  9 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Edwin Elgey  9 Nov 1931  
Fg Off John Sillery 15 Feb 1927  
Fg Off James A Hall 21 Dec 1927  
Fg Off John F Bristow 21 Dec 1927  
Fg Off James F R Hunter 25 Oct 1927  
Fg Off Robert C Newton  7 Mar 1928  
Fg Off Victor O G Bell  1 Jul 1929  
Fg Off Charles W Lindsay  8 Nov 1929  
Fg Off William H  Armstrong 13 Mar 1930
Stores Branch
Fg Off Arthur E Haes 13 Oct 1931  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Richard S Sweet  1 Dec1930  
Education Officer
Capt James B Stewart 11 Sep 1931 Grade III, MA

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Virginia X RAF Aldergrove ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Lionel T N Gould  1 Mar 1932 Officer Commanding, MC
Sqn Ldr Tom O Clogstoun 23 Sep 1931  
Sqn Ldr

Henry E Walker

 3 May 1933 MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John H Sender 20 Aug 1930 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt Harry K Goode  9 Jul 1931 DSO, DFC
Flt Lt Frederick J Taylor 25 Feb 1932  
Flt Lt James F R Hunter 25 Oct 1927  
Flt Lt Robert C Newton  7 Mar 1928  
Fg Off Geoffrey E Mustard  9 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Frederick A Wardell 28 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Frederick A McNeill 21 May 1932  
Fg Off Edward Poole  9 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Edwin Elgey  9 Nov 1931  
Fg Off John K Brew 10 Dec 1932  
Fg Off John F Bristow 21 Dec 1927  
Fg Off Charles W Lindsay  8 Nov 1929  
Fg Off William H  Armstrong 13 Mar 1930
Plt Off Henry M Magrath  8 Jun 1932  
Plt Off Henry C Raphael  8 Jun 1932  
Plt Off Frederick Rainsford 17 Dec 1932 later A/Cdre
Plt Off John L C Newton 17 Dec 1932  
Plt Off John A Robinson 11 Feb 1933  
Plt Off Brian G Corry  9 Apr 1933  
Plt Off Robert T Corry 10 Apr 1933  
Plt Off William S Gardner 15 May 1933 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Mervyn J C Stanley 15 May 1933  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Richard S Sweet  1 Dec1930  
Education Officer
Capt James B Stewart 11 Sep 1931 Grade III, MA
Civilian Stores Officer
Flt Lt (Ret) L N Sargent    
Warrant Officers
WO II Alfred H Perry  8 Dec 1932  
WO II Thomas Sexton 12 May 1931  
WO II William A Lewis  7 Jul 1931  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Virginia X RAF Aldergrove ADGB/Western Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

John C Russell

12 Mar 1934 Officer Commanding,  DSO; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Henry E Walker

 3 May 1933 MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John H Sender 20 Aug 1930 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt Harry K Goode  9 Jul 1931 DSO, DFC
Flt Lt Frederick J Taylor 25 Feb 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt John G Llewelyn 28 May 1934  
Flt Lt Robert C Newton  7 Mar 1928  
Flt Lt Charles W Lindsay  8 Nov 1929  
Fg Off Gerald P Marvin 15 Mar 1934  
Fg Off Edwin Elgey  9 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Harry L Tancred 31 Oct 1933  
Fg Off William Pickersgill 15 Mar 1934  
Fg Off David W Reid 27 Oct 1933  
Fg Off Henry M Magrath  8 Jun 1932  
Fg Off Henry C Raphael  8 Jun 1932  
Plt Off Frederick Rainsford 17 Dec 1932 later A/Cdre
Plt Off John L C Newton 17 Dec 1932  
Plt Off Brian G Corry  9 Apr 1933  
Plt Off Robert T Corry 10 Apr 1933  
Plt Off William S Gardner 15 May 1933 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Mervyn J C Stanley 15 May 1933  
Plt Off William B Houston 24 Mar 1934  
Plt Off Dennis C Badger 24 Mar 1934  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Richard S Sweet  1 Dec1930  
Education Officer
Capt James B Stewart 11 Sep 1931 Grade III, MA
Civilian Stores Officer
Flt Lt (Ret) L N Sargent    
Warrant Officers
WO II Thomas Sexton 12 May 1931  
WO II Alfred J Nicholas 24 Apr 1934  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Virginia X RAF Aldergrove ADGB/Western Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

John C Russell

12 Mar 1934 Officer Commanding,  DSO; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Henry E Walker

 3 May 1933 MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Charlton Hallawell

29 Apr 1935 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Frederick J Taylor 25 Feb 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt Henry G Richards  2  Dec 1934  
Flt Lt

Roger C Mead

 8 Jan 1935 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Robert C Newton  7 Mar 1928  
Flt Lt Charles W Lindsay  8 Nov 1929  
Fg Off Ulic Y Shannon  8 Apr 1935  
Fg Off Harry L Tancred 31 Oct 1933  
Fg Off William Pickersgill 15 Mar 1934  
Fg Off David W Reid 27 Oct 1933  
Fg Off

Stanley J Marchbank

10 Apr 1935 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Kenneth D Salmon  2 Jul 1934  
Fg Off Henry M Magrath  8 Jun 1932  
Fg Off Henry C Raphael  8 Jun 1932  
Fg Off Frederick Rainsford 17 Dec 1932 later A/Cdre
Fg Off William S Gardner 15 May 1933 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Brian G Corry  9 Apr 1933  
Plt Off Robert T Corry 10 Apr 1933  
Plt Off Mervyn J C Stanley 15 May 1933  
Plt Off William B Houston 24 Mar 1934  
Plt Off Dennis C Badger 24 Mar 1934  
Plt Off Arthur P B Holmes  5 May 1935  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Richard S Sweet  1 Dec1930  
Education Officer
Capt James B Stewart 11 Sep 1931 Grade III, MA
Civilian Stores Officer
Sqn Ldr (Ret) T Bell   MM
Warrant Officers
WO I Alfred J Nicholas 24 Apr 1934  
WO II Edwin G Edmonds 28 Nov 1934  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

The squadron was transferred to the Auxiliary Air Force on 1 July 1937. Auxiliary Air Force Officers are shown in Italics

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wallace I (from Oct 1935)

Westland Wallace II (from Nov 1935)

RAF Aldergrove ADGB/No 3 (Bomber) Group

Wallace I

Wallace II

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G Y Tyrrell 26 May 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Henry G Richards  2  Dec 1934  
Flt Lt

Roger C Mead

 8 Jan 1935 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Robert C Newton  7 Mar 1928  
Fg Off

Stanley J Marchbank

10 Apr 1935 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Henry M Magrath  8 Jun 1932 Special Reserve
Fg Off Henry C Raphael  8 Jun 1932 Special Reserve
Plt Off Brian G Corry  9 Apr 1933  
Plt Off Robert T Corry 10 Apr 1933  
Fg Off Mervyn J C Stanley 15 May 1933  
Plt Off William B Houston 24 Mar 1934  
Plt Off Arthur P B Holmes  5 May 1935  
Plt Off G L M Malcolmson  5 Oct 1935  
Plt Off G M Gardner 21 Mar 1936  
Medical Branch
Fg Off C W Kidd 23 Jan 136 MD, BCh
Education Officer
Capt James B Stewart 11 Sep 1931 Grade III, MA
Civilian Stores Officer
Sqn Ldr (Ret) T Bell   MM

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind (from Apr 1937) RAF Aldergrove Bomber Command/No 6 (Auxiliary) Group

Hawker Hind of No 502 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Vacant   Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Henry G Richards  2  Dec 1934  
Flt Lt T P Gleave 17 Dec 1936  
Flt Lt Robert C Newton  7 Mar 1928  
Fg Off Henry M Magrath  8 Jun 1932 Special Reserve
Fg Off Henry C Raphael  8 Jun 1932 Special Reserve
Fg Off Brian G Corry  9 Apr 1933  
Fg Off Robert T Corry 10 Apr 1933  
Fg Off Mervyn J C Stanley 15 May 1933  
Plt Off William B Houston 24 Mar 1934  
Plt Off Arthur P B Holmes  5 May 1935  
Plt Off G M Gardner 21 Mar 1936  
Plt Off J R Garrett 12 Jun 1936  
Plt Off S J Harrison  1 Jan 1937  
Medical Branch
Fg Off C W Kidd 23 Jan 136 MD, BCh
Education Officer
Capt James B Stewart 11 Sep 1931 Grade III, MA
Civilian Stores Officer
Sqn Ldr (Ret) T Bell   MM

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind RAF Aldergrove Bomber Command/No 6 (Auxiliary) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr L R Briggs  1 Jul 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt T P Gleave 17 Dec 1936  
Flt Lt Robert C Newton  7 Mar 1928  
Flt Lt Brian G Corry  9 Apr 1933  
Flt Lt Robert T Corry 10 Apr 1933  
Fg Off J A H Tuck 19 Mar 1938  
Fg Off Henry M Magrath  8 Jun 1932 Special Reserve
Fg Off Henry C Raphael  8 Jun 1932 Special Reserve
Fg Off Mervyn J C Stanley 15 May 1933  
Fg Off G M Gardner 21 Mar 1936  
Fg Off J R Garrett 12 Jun 1936  
Plt Off William B Houston 24 Mar 1934  
Plt Off S J Harrison  1 Jan 1937  
Plt Off J C G Bell  1 Jul 1937  
Plt Off W H McGiffin  1 Jul 1937  
Plt Off Y J Kirkpatrick 10 Jul 1937  
Plt Off T M Palmer 21 Jul 1937  
Equipment Branch
Flt Lt W E Bridson 19 Jul 1937  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off W M May 10 Jul 1937  
Medical Branch
Fg Off C W Kidd 23 Jan 136 MD, BCh

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Anson I (from Jan 1939) RAF Aldergrove Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

Anson I  of No 502 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Most Hon The Marquess of Londonderry  9 Aug 1938 Honorary Air Commodore, KG, MVO
Sqn Ldr L R Briggs  1 Jul 1937 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr T P Gleave 17 Dec 1936  
Flt Lt Robert T Corry 10 Apr 1933  
Flt Lt Mervyn J C Stanley 15 May 1933  
Fg Off H M Pinfold 16 Jul 1938  
Fg Off G M Gardner 21 Mar 1936  
Fg Off J R Garrett 12 Jun 1936  
Fg Off S J Harrison  1 Jan 1937  
Plt Off Arthur P B Holmes  5 May 1935  
Plt Off J C G Bell  1 Jul 1937  
Plt Off W H McGiffin  1 Jul 1937  
Plt Off Y J Kirkpatrick 10 Jul 1937 Armament duties
Plt Off T M Palmer 21 Jul 1937  
Plt Off J S N Sewell  1 Mar 1938 Admin duties
Plt Off G Henderson 14 Apr 1938  
Plt Off J C Barclay 13 May 1938  
Equipment Branch
Flt Lt W E Bridson 19 Jul 1937  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off W M May 10 Jul 1937  
Medical Branch
Fg Off C W Kidd 23 Jan 136 MD, BCh

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Anson I RAF Aldergrove Coastal Command/No 18 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Most Hon The Marquess of Londonderry  9 Aug 1938 Honorary Air Commodore, KG, MVO
Sqn Ldr L R Briggs  1 Jul 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt H M W Thomas-Ferrand 16 Jan 1939  
Flt Lt Robert T Corry 10 Apr 1933  
Flt Lt Mervyn J C Stanley 15 May 1933  
Fg Off G M Gardner 21 Mar 1936  
Fg Off J R Garrett 12 Jun 1936  
Fg Off S J Harrison  1 Jan 1937  
Fg Off J C G Bell  1 Jul 1937  
Fg Off W H McGiffin  1 Jul 1937  
Fg Off Y J Kirkpatrick 10 Jul 1937 Armament duties
Plt Off P L Billing 17 Feb 1939  
Plt Off J P V Nicholls 23 Dec 1938  
Plt Off T M Palmer 21 Jul 1937  
Plt Off J S N Sewell  1 Mar 1938 Admin duties
Plt Off G Henderson 14 Apr 1938  
Plt Off J C Barclay 13 May 1938  
Equipment Branch
Flt Lt W E Bridson 19 Jul 1937  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off W M May 10 Jul 1937  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt C W Kidd 23 Jan 136 MD, BCh

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Anson I RAF Aldergrove Coastal Command/No 18 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Most Hon The Marquess of Londonderry  9 Aug 1938 Honorary Air Commodore, KG, MVO
Sqn Ldr L R Briggs  1 Jul 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt H M W Thomas-Ferrand 16 Jan 1939  
Flt Lt Robert T Corry 10 Apr 1933  
Flt Lt Mervyn J C Stanley 15 May 1933  
Fg Off G M Gardner 21 Mar 1936  
Fg Off J R Garrett 12 Jun 1936  
Fg Off S J Harrison  1 Jan 1937  
Fg Off J C G Bell  1 Jul 1937  
Fg Off W H McGiffin  1 Jul 1937  
Fg Off Y J Kirkpatrick 10 Jul 1937 Armament duties
Plt Off P L Billing 17 Feb 1939  
Plt Off J P V Nicholls 23 Dec 1938  
Plt Off J S N Sewell  1 Mar 1938 Admin duties
Plt Off G Henderson 14 Apr 1938  
Plt Off J C Barclay 13 May 1938  
APO G A B Johnston 24 Feb 1939  
Equipment Branch
Flt Lt W E Bridson 19 Jul 1937  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off W M May 10 Jul 1937  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt C W Kidd 23 Jan 136 MD, BCh

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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