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No 611 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Formed at Hendon 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.

Movement Date Location
1 Apr 1936 Liverpool
6 May 1936 Speke

July 1936

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

Hart Fighter

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G L Pilkington  8 Apr 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt H C Parker 10 Feb 1936  
Plt Off W J Leather 14 May 1936  
Warrant Officer
WO I F J Gracey 21 Mar 1936  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G L Pilkington  8 Apr 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt H C Parker 10 Feb 1936  
Flt Lt P S Salter 13 Jul 1936  
Fg Off J E McComb 25 Sep 1936  
Fg Off J H Little  1 Oct 1936  
Fg Off E C Fieldsend 26 Jan 1937  
Plt Off W J Leather 14 May 1936  
Plt Off W L Lang 15 May 1936  
Plt Off A W Richards 10 Aug 1936  
Plt Off D W S Howroyd 18 Aug 1936  
Plt Off R N Birley  1 Nov 1936 Admin duties
Plt Off K M Stoddart 18 Dec 1936  
Plt Off S H Bazley  4 Apr 1937  
Medical Branch
Fg Off W D Peock 10 Aug 1936 MB, ChB

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

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

Hawker Hind

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G L Pilkington  8 Apr 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt K Lea-Cox  1 Feb 1938  
Flt Lt W M Graham 19 Mar 1938  
Flt Lt J E McComb 25 Sep 1936  
Fg Off J W Carmichael  7 Jun 1937  
Fg Off D Redington 19 Nov 1937  
Fg Off W J Leather 14 May 1936  
Fg Off R N Birley  1 Nov 1936 Admin duties
Plt Off A W Richards 10 Aug 1936  
Plt Off K M Stoddart 18 Dec 1936  
Plt Off S H Bazley  4 Apr 1937  
Plt Off J N O'R Blackwood 12 Jul 1937  
Plt Off R K Crompton 13 Nov 1937  
Plt Off P G Evans 21 Mar 1938  
Plt Off D H Watkins 21 Mar 1938  
Plt Off T D Little 21 Mar 1938  
Equipment Branch
Flt Lt  T Notley 27 Jul 1936  
Medical Branch
Fg Off W D Peock 10 Aug 1936 MB, ChB
Warrant Officer
WO I W Riley  4 May 1936  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G L Pilkington  8 Apr 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt H S Darley  1 Dec 1938  
Flt Lt J E McComb 25 Sep 1936  
Fg Off J W Carmichael  7 Jun 1937  
Fg Off W J Leather 14 May 1936  
Fg Off R N Birley  1 Nov 1936 Admin duties
Plt Off A G Wilson  7 Oct 1938  
Plt Off A W Richards 10 Aug 1936  
Plt Off K M Stoddart 18 Dec 1936  
Plt Off S H Bazley  4 Apr 1937  
Plt Off J N O'R Blackwood 12 Jul 1937  
Plt Off R K Crompton 13 Nov 1937  
Plt Off P G Evans 21 Mar 1938  
Plt Off D H Watkins 21 Mar 1938  
Plt Off T D Little 21 Mar 1938  
Plt Off G N England  8 Jul 1938  
APO H F Leech 19 Sep 1938  
Equipment Branch
Flt Lt  T Notley 27 Jul 1936  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off V R V Cooper  4 Aug 1938  
Medical Branch
Fg Off W D Peock 10 Aug 1936 MB, ChB
Warrant Officer
WO A T Martin  4 Oct 1938

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G L Pilkington  8 Apr 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt H S Darley  1 Dec 1938  
Flt Lt J E McComb 25 Sep 1936  
Fg Off J W Carmichael  7 Jun 1937  
Fg Off W J Leather 14 May 1936  
Fg Off R N Birley  1 Nov 1936 Admin duties
Fg Off K M Stoddart 18 Dec 1936  
Fg Off S H Bazley  4 Apr 1937  
Plt Off A G Wilson  7 Oct 1938  
Plt Off A W Richards 10 Aug 1936  
Plt Off J N O'R Blackwood 12 Jul 1937  
Plt Off R K Crompton 13 Nov 1937  
Plt Off P G Evans 21 Mar 1938  
Plt Off D H Watkins 21 Mar 1938  
Plt Off T D Little 21 Mar 1938  
Plt Off G N England  8 Jul 1938  
APO H F Leech 19 Sep 1938  
APO D A Adams 11 Oct 1938  

Equipment Branch

Flt Lt  T Notley 27 Jul 1936  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off V R V Cooper  4 Aug 1938  
Medical Branch
Fg Off W D Peock 10 Aug 1936 MB, ChB
Warrant Officer
WO A T Martin  4 Oct 1938

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind (until May 1939)

Supermarine Spitfire I (from May 1939)

RAF Speke Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group

Spitfire I of No 611 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G L Pilkington  8 Apr 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt H S Darley  1 Dec 1938  
Flt Lt J E McComb 25 Sep 1936  
Fg Off J W Carmichael  7 Jun 1937  
Fg Off W J Leather 14 May 1936  
Fg Off R N Birley  1 Nov 1936 Admin duties
Fg Off K M Stoddart 18 Dec 1936  
Fg Off S H Bazley  4 Apr 1937  
Fg Off J N O'R Blackwood 12 Jul 1937  
Plt Off A G Wilson  7 Oct 1938  
Plt Off A W Richards 10 Aug 1936  
Plt Off R K Crompton 13 Nov 1937  
Plt Off P G Evans 21 Mar 1938  
Plt Off D H Watkins 21 Mar 1938  
Plt Off T D Little 21 Mar 1938  
Plt Off G N England  8 Jul 1938  
APO H F Leech 19 Sep 1938  
APO D A Adams 11 Oct 1938  

Equipment Branch

Flt Lt  T Notley 27 Jul 1936  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off V R V Cooper  4 Aug 1938  
Medical Branch
Fg Off W D Peock 10 Aug 1936 MB, ChB
Warrant Officer
WO A T Martin  4 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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