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No 616 (South Yorkshire) Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


[Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

The squadron was formed at Doncaster on 1 November 1938 by re-numbering No 503 (County of Lincolnshire) Squadron, equipped with Hinds.

Hawker Hind

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gauntlet II (from Jan 1939) Doncaster Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group

Gauntlet II

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr The Rt Hon The Earl  of Lincoln 1 Nov 1938 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Dudley S Radford

 1 Nov 1938 later A/Cdre
Fg Off J N Glover 24 Nov 1938
Fg Off Hon C J F Winn 18 Nov 1938  
Plt Off E F St Aubyn  1 Nov 1938  
Plt Off G E Moberly 1 Nov 1938  
Equipment Branch
Flt Lt H M Pim  1 Nov 1938 MC

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gauntlet II Doncaster Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr The Rt Hon The Earl  of Lincoln 1 Nov 1938 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Dudley S Radford

 1 Nov 1938 later A/Cdre
Fg Off J N Glover 24 Nov 1938
Fg Off O Hellyer  1 Nov 1938
Fg Off Hon C J F Winn 18 Nov 1938  
Plt Off E F St Aubyn  1 Nov 1938  
Plt Off G E Moberly 1 Nov 1938  
Plt Off A H Ward 27 Nov 1938  
Equipment Branch
Flt Lt H M Pim  1 Nov 1938 MC

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gauntlet II

Fairey Battle (from May 1939)

Doncaster Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group

Battle I

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr The Rt Hon The Earl  of Lincoln 1 Nov 1938 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr

Dudley S Radford

 1 Nov 1938 later A/Cdre
Fg Off J N Glover 24 Nov 1938
Fg Off O Hellyer  1 Nov 1938
Fg Off Hon C J F Winn 18 Nov 1938  
Plt Off E F St Aubyn  1 Nov 1938  
Plt Off G E Moberly 1 Nov 1938  
Plt Off A H Ward 27 Nov 1938  
Plt Off R Grimshaw 23 Jan 1939  
Equipment Branch
Flt Lt H M Pim  1 Nov 1938 MC
Warrant Officer
WO J A Paine  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

[Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

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