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No 609 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Formed at Yeadon on 10 February 1936 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 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart RAF Yeadon ADGB/No 6 (Auxiliary) Group

Hart Fighter

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Harald Peake 10 Feb 1936 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt N C Odbert 10 Feb 1936  
Fg Off The Rt Hon The Earl of Lincoln 24 Apr 1936  
Plt Off S G Beaumont 24 Apr 1936  
Medical Branch
Fg Off T McM Boyle 24 Apr 1936 MB, ChB, MRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officer
WO I D Yellowly  1 Apr 1936  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart RAF Yeadon Bomber Command/No 6 (Auxiliary) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Harald Peake 10 Feb 1936 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt N C Odbert 10 Feb 1936  
Flt Lt A W S Matheson 13 Jul 1936  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) The Rt Hon The Earl of Lincoln 24 Apr 1936 Admin duties
Fg Off W Humble 24 Apr 1936  
Fg Off P R Nickols 24 Apr 1936  
Plt Off S G Beaumont 24 Apr 1936  
Plt Off L H Sagar 19 May 1936  
Plt Off P Drummond-Hay 28 Aug 1936  
Plt Off D Persse-Joynt 29 Aug 1936  
Plt Off P H Barran 20 Apr 1937  
Plt Off J E Rylands 27 Apr 1927  
Equipment Branch
Flt Lt R Burges 27 Jul 1936  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off G G Robinson 26 Oct 1936  
Medical Branch
Fg Off T McM Boyle 24 Apr 1936 MB, ChB, MRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officer
WO I ? Faux  6 May 1936  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind (from Jan 1938) RAF Yeadon Bomber Command/No 6 (Auxiliary) Group

Hawker Hind of No 609 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon The Earl of Harewood 12 Oct 1937 Honorary Air Commodore, KG, GCVO, DSO, TD
Sqn Ldr Harald Peake 10 Feb 1936 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt G W Golledge 16 May 1938  
Flt Lt A W S Matheson 13 Jul 1936  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) The Rt Hon The Earl of Lincoln 24 Apr 1936 Admin duties
Fg Off P R Nickols 24 Apr 1936  
Plt Off S G Beaumont 24 Apr 1936  
Plt Off L H Sagar 19 May 1936  
Plt Off P Drummond-Hay 28 Aug 1936  
Plt Off D Persse-Joynt 29 Aug 1936  
Plt Off P H Barran 20 Apr 1937  
Plt Off J E Rylands 27 Apr 1927  
Plt Off A R Edge 22 Jun 1937  
Plt Off B W Little 12 Jul 1937  
Plt Off J C Gilbert 25 Jul 1937  
Equipment Branch
Flt Lt R Burges 27 Jul 1936  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off G G Robinson 26 Oct 1936  
Medical Branch
Fg Off T McM Boyle 24 Apr 1936 MB, ChB, MRCS, LRCP

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind RAF Yeadon Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon The Earl of Harewood 12 Oct 1937 Honorary Air Commodore, KG, GCVO, DSO, TD
Sqn Ldr

Geoffrey H Ambler

 1 Nov 1938 Officer Commanding,  later AVM
Flt Lt G W Golledge 16 May 1938  
Fg Off P R Nickols 24 Apr 1936 Armament duties
Fg Off P Drummond-Hay 28 Aug 1936  
Fg Off D Persse-Joynt 29 Aug 1936  
Plt Off J G Fletcher  7 Oct 1938  
Plt Off S G Beaumont 24 Apr 1936  
Plt Off L H Sagar 19 May 1936  
Plt Off P H Barran 20 Apr 1937  
Plt Off J E Rylands 27 Apr 1927  
Plt Off A R Edge 22 Jun 1937  
Plt Off B W Little 12 Jul 1937  
Plt Off J C Gilbert 25 Jul 1937  
Plt Off G D A Ayre 13 May 1938  
Plt Off J Dawson  8 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J C Dundas 18 Jul 1938  
Plt Off D M Crook 22 Sep 1938  
APO G T M Mitchell 10 Nov 1938  
Equipment Branch
Flt Lt R Burges 27 Jul 1936  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off A G Sudworth  8 Oct 1938  
Medical Branch
Fg Off T McM Boyle 24 Apr 1936 MB, ChB, MRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officer
WO C Harvey  1 Oct 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind RAF Yeadon Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon The Earl of Harewood 12 Oct 1937 Honorary Air Commodore, KG, GCVO, DSO, TD
Sqn Ldr

Geoffrey H Ambler

 1 Nov 1938 Officer Commanding,  later AVM
Flt Lt G W Golledge 16 May 1938  
Fg Off P R Nickols 24 Apr 1936 Armament duties
Fg Off P Drummond-Hay 28 Aug 1936  
Fg Off D Persse-Joynt 29 Aug 1936  
Fg Off L H Sagar 19 May 1936  
Fg Off P H Barran 20 Apr 1937  
Plt Off J G Fletcher  7 Oct 1938  
Plt Off S G Beaumont 24 Apr 1936  
Plt Off A R Edge 22 Jun 1937  
Plt Off B W Little 12 Jul 1937  
Plt Off J C Gilbert 25 Jul 1937  
Plt Off G D A Ayre 13 May 1938  
Plt Off J Dawson  8 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J C Dundas 18 Jul 1938  
Plt Off D M Crook 22 Sep 1938  
APO G T M Mitchell 10 Nov 1938  
APO A J Blayney 20 Nov 1938  
Equipment Branch
Flt Lt R Burges 27 Jul 1936  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off A G Sudworth  8 Oct 1938  
Medical Branch
Fg Off T McM Boyle 24 Apr 1936 MB, ChB, MRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officer
WO C Harvey  1 Oct 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind RAF Yeadon Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon The Earl of Harewood 12 Oct 1937 Honorary Air Commodore, KG, GCVO, DSO, TD
Sqn Ldr

Geoffrey H Ambler

 1 Nov 1938 Officer Commanding,  later AVM
Flt Lt G W Golledge 16 May 1938  
Fg Off P R Nickols 24 Apr 1936 Armament duties
Fg Off P Drummond-Hay 28 Aug 1936  
Fg Off D Persse-Joynt 29 Aug 1936  
Fg Off L H Sagar 19 May 1936  
Fg Off P H Barran 20 Apr 1937  
Plt Off J G Fletcher  7 Oct 1938  
Plt Off S G Beaumont 24 Apr 1936  
Plt Off A R Edge 22 Jun 1937  
Plt Off B W Little 12 Jul 1937  
Plt Off J C Gilbert 25 Jul 1937  
Plt Off G D A Ayre 13 May 1938  
Plt Off J Dawson  8 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J C Dundas 18 Jul 1938  
Plt Off D M Crook 22 Sep 1938  
APO G T M Mitchell 10 Nov 1938  
APO A J Blayney 20 Nov 1938  
Equipment Branch
Flt Lt R Burges 27 Jul 1936  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off A G Sudworth  8 Oct 1938  
Medical Branch
Fg Off T McM Boyle 24 Apr 1936 MB, ChB, MRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officer
WO C Harvey  1 Oct 1938  

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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