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No 604 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


[Jul 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 on 17 March 1930 at Hendon as part of the Auxiliary Air Force.  It was manned by part time Auxiliary Air Force personnel assisted by a small permanent staff.  Auxiliary Air Force Officers shown in italics.

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro 504

De Havilland DH9A

RAF Hendon ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

Avro 504K

Avro 504N

DH 9A

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon Wg Cdr (Sqn Ldr) Alan S W Dore 19 Mar 1930 Officer Commanding, DSO
Flt Lt

Francis J Fogarty

17 Mar 1930 DFC; later ACM
Fg Off

Richard J Legg

19 May 1930 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Abraham E Chatterton 19 Mar 1930  
Stores Branch
Fg Off William H Bowden 29 Mar 1930  

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro 504

Westland Wapiti (from Jun 1930)

RAF Hendon ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

Wapiti IIA

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon Wg Cdr (Sqn Ldr) Alan S W Dore 19 Mar 1930 Officer Commanding, DSO
Flt Lt

Francis J Fogarty

17 Mar 1930 DFC; later ACM
Fg Off

Richard J Legg

19 May 1930 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Denys H Beck  1 May 1930  
Plt Off Abraham E Chatterton 19 Mar 1930  
Plt Off Christopher P Gabriel  2 Jun 1930  
Plt Off Lewin E A Healy  6 Jun 1930  
Plt Off Richard Smallman-Tew 21 Jun 1930  
Plt Off Ivan G Statham 23 Jun 1930  
Plt Off John Cherry 19 Aug 1930  
Plt Off Charles D Griffiths 29 Sep 1930  
Plt Off Michael F Anderson  4 Nov 1930  
Plt Off Hugh C Hebard 16 Mar 1931  
Plt Off Roderick A Chisholm 16 Mar 1931 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Guy S Wellby 21 Apr 1931  

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Westland Wapiti

RAF Hendon ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon Wg Cdr (Sqn Ldr) Alan S W Dore 19 Mar 1930 Officer Commanding, DSO
Flt Lt

Francis J Fogarty

17 Mar 1930 DFC; later ACM
Fg Off Rupert S Darbyshire 24 Aug 1931  
Fg Off Denys H Beck  1 May 1930  
Fg Off Abraham E Chatterton 19 Mar 1930  
Fg Off Christopher P Gabriel  2 Jun 1930  
Fg Off Lewin E A Healy  6 Jun 1930  
Fg Off Richard Smallman-Tew 21 Jun 1930  
Fg Off Ivan G Statham 23 Jun 1930  
Fg Off John Cherry 19 Aug 1930  
Fg Off Charles D Griffiths 29 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Michael F Anderson  4 Nov 1930  
Plt Off Hugh C Hebard 16 Mar 1931  
Plt Off Roderick A Chisholm 16 Mar 1931 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Guy S Wellby 21 Apr 1931  
Plt Off Richard A Budd 22 Sep 1931  
Plt Off Michael E Doulton 29 Sep 1931  
Plt Off Robert L Nimmo  8 Dec 1931  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Alfred T G Thomas  7 Jul 1931 MB, BS

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Westland Wapiti

RAF Hendon ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon Sir Samuel J G Hoare  3 Jun 1932 Honorary Air Commodore, Bart, GBE, CMG, DL, JP, MP
Hon Wg Cdr (Sqn Ldr) Alan S W Dore 19 Mar 1930 Officer Commanding, DSO
Flt Lt

Francis J Fogarty

17 Mar 1930 DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Christopher P Gabriel  2 Jun 1930  
Flt Lt Lewin E A Healy  6 Jun 1930  
Fg Off

Alexander A Adams

23 Jan 1933 later AVM
Fg Off Denys H Beck  1 May 1930  
Fg Off Abraham E Chatterton 19 Mar 1930  
Fg Off Richard Smallman-Tew 21 Jun 1930  
Fg Off Ivan G Statham 23 Jun 1930  
Fg Off John Cherry 19 Aug 1930  
Fg Off Michael F Anderson  4 Nov 1930  
Fg Off Hugh C Hebard 16 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Roderick A Chisholm 16 Mar 1931 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Guy S Wellby 21 Apr 1931  
Fg Off Robert Rendle 29 Nov 1932  
Fg Off Richard A Budd 22 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Michael E Doulton 29 Sep 1931  
Plt Off Robert L Nimmo  8 Dec 1931  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Leonard F Caunter  1 Feb 1933  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Alfred T G Thomas  7 Jul 1931 MB, BS
Warrant Officer
WO II Richard Jenkyn 18 Mar 1930 DCM

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Westland Wapiti

RAF Hendon ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon Sir Samuel J G Hoare  3 Jun 1932 Honorary Air Commodore, Bart, GCSI, GBE, CMG, DL, JP, MP
Hon Wg Cdr (Sqn Ldr) Alan S W Dore 19 Mar 1930 Officer Commanding, DSO
Flt Lt

Francis W Long

 8 Mar 1934 later AVM
Flt Lt Christopher P Gabriel  2 Jun 1930  
Flt Lt Lewin E A Healy  6 Jun 1930  
Flt Lt Ivan G Statham 23 Jun 1930  
Fg Off

Alexander A Adams

23 Jan 1933 later AVM
Fg Off Abraham E Chatterton 19 Mar 1930  
Fg Off Richard Smallman-Tew 21 Jun 1930  
Fg Off John Cherry 19 Aug 1930  
Fg Off Michael F Anderson  4 Nov 1930  
Fg Off Hugh C Hebard 16 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Roderick A Chisholm 16 Mar 1931 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Guy S Wellby 21 Apr 1931  
Fg Off Robert Rendle 29 Nov 1932  
Fg Off Richard A Budd 22 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Michael E Doulton 29 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Robert L Nimmo  8 Dec 1931  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Leonard F Caunter  1 Feb 1933  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Alfred T G Thomas  7 Jul 1931 MB, BS

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

From September 1934 to June 1935 the squadron operated Hawker Harts pending the arrival of Demons.

Hawker Hart of No 604 Squadron

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Demon (from Jun 1935)

RAF Hendon ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

Demon of No 604 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon Sir Samuel J G Hoare  3 Jun 1932 Honorary Air Commodore, Bart, GCSI, GBE, CMG, DL, JP, MP
Sqn Ldr Christopher P Gabriel  2 Jun 1930 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Edward H M David  6 Dec 1934  
Flt Lt John Cherry 19 Aug 1930  
Flt Lt Lewin E A Healy  6 Jun 1930  
Flt Lt Ivan G Statham 23 Jun 1930  
Fg Off

Alexander A Adams

23 Jan 1933 later AVM
Fg Off

John Grandy

15 Apr 1935 later MRAF
Fg Off Michael F Anderson  4 Nov 1930  
Fg Off Hugh C Hebard 16 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Guy S Wellby 21 Apr 1931  
Fg Off Robert Rendle 29 Nov 1932  
Fg Off Richard A Budd 22 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Michael E Doulton 29 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Robert L Nimmo  8 Dec 1931  
Plt Off Stanley H Skinner 24 Jul 1934  
Plt Off Alan L Maffey  3 Sep 1934  
Plt Off Edward N Prescott 19 Sep 1934  
Plt Off Michael T Harraway 27 Nov 1934  
Plt Off Arthur R Fane de Salis 19 Dec 1934  
Plt Off John A Davies 10 Mar 1935  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Leonard F Caunter  1 Feb 1933  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Alfred T G Thomas  7 Jul 1931 MB, BS

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Demon

RAF Hendon ADGB/No 6 (Auxiliary) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon Sir Samuel J G Hoare  3 Jun 1932 Honorary Air Commodore, Bart, GCSI, GBE, CMG, DL, JP, MP
Sqn Ldr Christopher P Gabriel  2 Jun 1930 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Edward H M David  6 Dec 1934  
Flt Lt M V Gibbon  6 Jan 1935  
Flt Lt John Cherry 19 Aug 1930  
Flt Lt Lewin E A Healy  6 Jun 1930 Armament duties
Flt Lt Michael F Anderson  4 Nov 1930  
Flt Lt Hugh C Hebard 16 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Robert Rendle 29 Nov 1932  
Fg Off Richard A Budd 22 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Michael E Doulton 29 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Stanley H Skinner 24 Jul 1934  
Plt Off Alan L Maffey  3 Sep 1934  
Plt Off Edward N Prescott 19 Sep 1934  
Plt Off Michael T Harraway 27 Nov 1934  
Plt Off John A Davies 10 Mar 1935  
Plt Off George O Budd 15 Jun 1935  
Plt Off Philip C Wheeler 10 Aug 1935  
Plt Off J W Charters 24 Oct 1935  
Plt Off M R Montagu  5 Nov 1935  
Plt Off J B Selway  5 May 1936  
Plt Off J Cunningham  7 May 1936  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Leonard F Caunter  1 Feb 1933  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Alfred T G Thomas  7 Jul 1931 MB, BS

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Demon

RAF Hendon Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon Sir Samuel J G Hoare  3 Jun 1932 Honorary Air Commodore, Bart, GCSI, GBE, CMG, DL, JP, MP
Sqn Ldr Christopher P Gabriel  2 Jun 1930 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

Robert C Jonas

19 Oct 1935 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Lewin E A Healy  6 Jun 1930 Armament duties
Flt Lt Michael F Anderson  4 Nov 1930  
Flt Lt Hugh C Hebard 16 Mar 1931  
Fg Off P Ruston 13 Aug 1936  
Fg Off Richard A Budd 22 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Stanley H Skinner 24 Jul 1934  
Fg Off Edward N Prescott 19 Sep 1934  
Fg Off John A Davies 10 Mar 1935  
Fg Off George O Budd 15 Jun 1935  
Plt Off Alan L Maffey  3 Sep 1934  
Plt Off Michael T Harraway 27 Nov 1934  
Plt Off Philip C Wheeler 10 Aug 1935  
Plt Off J W Charters 24 Oct 1935 Admin duties
Plt Off J B Selway  5 May 1936  
Plt Off J Cunningham  7 May 1936  
Plt Off P C F Lawton  4 Jul 1936  
Plt Off J D St C Oliff-Lee  4 Jul 1936  
Plt Off P W D Heal 24 Mar 1937  
Plt Off B H Mohoney 20 Apr 1937  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Leonard F Caunter  1 Feb 1933  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off C R Griffiths 13 Oct 1936  
Medical Branch
Fg Off W D Coltart  1 Aug 1936 MB, BS, FRCS, LRCP

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Demon

RAF Hendon Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon Sir Samuel J G Hoare  3 Jun 1932 Honorary Air Commodore, Bart, GCSI, GBE, CMG, DL, JP, MP
Sqn Ldr Christopher P Gabriel  2 Jun 1930 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt A J Biggar 31 Jul 1937  
Flt Lt C F C Wright  2 Dec 1937  
Flt Lt Lewin E A Healy  6 Jun 1930 Armament duties
Flt Lt Michael F Anderson  4 Nov 1930  
Flt Lt Hugh C Hebard 16 Mar 1931  
Flt Lt Richard A Budd 22 Sep 1931  
Fg Off George O Budd 15 Jun 1935  
Fg Off Stanley H Skinner 24 Jul 1934  
Fg Off Edward N Prescott 19 Sep 1934  
Fg Off John A Davies 10 Mar 1935  
Fg Off Philip C Wheeler 10 Aug 1935  
Fg Off Alan L Maffey  3 Sep 1934  
Fg Off J W Charters 24 Oct 1935  
Fg Off J Cunningham  7 May 1936  
Fg Off P C F Lawton  4 Jul 1936  
Fg Off J D St C Oliff-Lee  4 Jul 1936 Admin duties
Plt Off J B Selway  5 May 1936  
Plt Off P W D Heal 24 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R H Scott 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off A S Hunter 17 Apr 1937  
Plt Off H Speke 10 Jul 1937  
Plt Off D W Burnett-Rae  7 Mar 1938  
Plt Off C D E Skinner 28 Mar 1938  
Plt Off J H M Rabone  7 Mar 1938  
Plt Off H P Oldham 30 Apr 1938  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt F A Mitchell  29 Jul 1937  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off C R Griffiths 13 Oct 1936  
Medical Branch
Fg Off W D Coltart  1 Aug 1936 MB, BS, FRCS, LRCP

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Bristol Blenheim IF (from Jan 1939)

RAF Hendon Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

Blenheim IF of No 604 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon Sir Samuel J G Hoare  3 Jun 1932 Honorary Air Commodore, Bart, GCSI, GBE, CMG, DL, JP, MP
Sqn Ldr Christopher P Gabriel  2 Jun 1930 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt A J Biggar 31 Jul 1937  
Flt Lt C F C Wright  2 Dec 1937  
Flt Lt Lewin E A Healy  6 Jun 1930 Armament duties
Flt Lt Michael F Anderson  4 Nov 1930  
Flt Lt Richard A Budd 22 Sep 1931  
Fg Off George O Budd 15 Jun 1935  
Fg Off Stanley H Skinner 24 Jul 1934  
Fg Off Edward N Prescott 19 Sep 1934  
Fg Off John A Davies 10 Mar 1935  
Fg Off Philip C Wheeler 10 Aug 1935  
Fg Off J W Charters 24 Oct 1935  
Fg Off J Cunningham  7 May 1936  
Fg Off P C F Lawton  4 Jul 1936  
Fg Off J D St C Oliff-Lee  4 Jul 1936 Admin duties
Fg Off P W D Heal 24 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J B Selway  5 May 1936  
Plt Off R H Scott 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off A S Hunter 17 Apr 1937  
Plt Off H Speke 10 Jul 1937  
Plt Off D W Burnett-Rae  7 Mar 1938  
Plt Off C D E Skinner 28 Mar 1938  
Plt Off J H M Rabone  7 Mar 1938  
Plt Off H P Oldham 30 Apr 1938  
APO D E Teden 27 Oct 1933  

Equipment Branch

Flt Lt F A Mitchell  29 Jul 1937  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off C R Griffiths 13 Oct 1936  
Medical Branch
Fg Off W D Coltart  1 Aug 1936 MB, BS, FRCS, LRCP

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Bristol Blenheim IF

RAF Hendon Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon Sir Samuel J G Hoare  3 Jun 1932 Honorary Air Commodore, Bart, GCSI, GBE, CMG, DL, JP, MP
Sqn Ldr Richard A Budd 15 Jun 1935 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt A J Biggar 31 Jul 1937  
Flt Lt Lewin E A Healy  6 Jun 1930 Armament duties
Flt Lt Michael F Anderson  4 Nov 1930  
Fg Off George O Budd 15 Jun 1935  
Fg Off Stanley H Skinner 24 Jul 1934  
Fg Off Edward N Prescott 19 Sep 1934  
Fg Off John A Davies 10 Mar 1935  
Fg Off Philip C Wheeler 10 Aug 1935  
Fg Off J W Charters 24 Oct 1935  
Fg Off J Cunningham  7 May 1936  
Fg Off P C F Lawton  4 Jul 1936  
Fg Off J D St C Oliff-Lee  4 Jul 1936 Admin duties
Fg Off P W D Heal 24 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J B Selway  5 May 1936  
Plt Off R H Scott 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off A S Hunter 17 Apr 1937  
Plt Off H Speke 10 Jul 1937  
Plt Off D W Burnett-Rae  7 Mar 1938  
Plt Off C D E Skinner 28 Mar 1938  
Plt Off J H M Rabone  7 Mar 1938  
Plt Off H P Oldham 30 Apr 1938  
Plt Off P E Lewis 23 Dec 1938  
APO D E Teden 27 Oct 1933  

Equipment Branch

Flt Lt F A Mitchell  29 Jul 1937  
Medical Branch
Fg Off W D Coltart  1 Aug 1936 MB, BS, FRCS, LRCP

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Bristol Blenheim IF

RAF Hendon Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon Sir Samuel J G Hoare  3 Jun 1932 Honorary Air Commodore, Bart, GCSI, GBE, CMG, DL, JP, MP
Sqn Ldr Richard A Budd 15 Jun 1935 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr A J Biggar 31 Jul 1937  
Flt Lt Lewin E A Healy  6 Jun 1930 Armament duties
Flt Lt Michael F Anderson  4 Nov 1930  
Fg Off George O Budd 15 Jun 1935  
Fg Off Stanley H Skinner 24 Jul 1934  
Fg Off Edward N Prescott 19 Sep 1934  
Fg Off John A Davies 10 Mar 1935  
Fg Off Philip C Wheeler 10 Aug 1935  
Fg Off J W Charters 24 Oct 1935  
Fg Off J Cunningham  7 May 1936  
Fg Off P C F Lawton  4 Jul 1936  
Fg Off J D St C Oliff-Lee  4 Jul 1936 Admin duties
Fg Off P W D Heal 24 Mar 1937  
Fg Off R H Scott 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off J B Selway  5 May 1936  
Plt Off A S Hunter 17 Apr 1937  
Plt Off H Speke 10 Jul 1937  
Plt Off D W Burnett-Rae  7 Mar 1938  
Plt Off C D E Skinner 28 Mar 1938  
Plt Off J H M Rabone  7 Mar 1938  
Plt Off H P Oldham 30 Apr 1938  
Plt Off P E Lewis 23 Dec 1938  
APO D E Teden 27 Oct 1933  

Equipment Branch

Flt Lt F A Mitchell  29 Jul 1937  
Medical Branch
Fg Off W D Coltart  1 Aug 1936 MB, BS, FRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officer
WO A Hamilton  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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