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[Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Date Unit To/From/Formed
2 May 1938 No 104 Sqn From Hucknall
2 May 1938 No 108 Sqn From Cranfield

July 1938

County Command/Group Units
Kneesworth, Royston, Hertfordshire Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 104 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 108 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr F Wright 28 Mar 1938 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt G M F O'Brien   DSC, RAFO
Maj (Ret) N R Taitt   Assistant Adjutant

Equipment Officers

Sqn Ldr (Ret) L A Lavender    
Flt Lt (Ret) L T Sanderson   DSM

Accountant Branch

Fg Off S R Brown 28 Mar 1938  

Warrant Officers

WO F E Groom 28 Mar 1938  
WO G F Cockell 19 Apr 1938  

 

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

County Command/Group Units
Kneesworth, Royston, Hertfordshire Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 104 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 108 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr F Wright 28 Mar 1938 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey T Jarman  5 Dec 1938 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt E J Palmer 15 Aug 1938 Armament duties
Flt Lt G M F O'Brien   DSC, RAFO
Maj (Ret) N R Taitt   Assistant Adjutant
Lt Col (Ret) P R Quayle   Indian Army

Equipment Officers

Sqn Ldr (Ret) L A Lavender    
Flt Lt (Ret) L T Sanderson   DSM

Accountant Branch

Fg Off S R Brown 28 Mar 1938  
Capt (Ret) J D Cameron   OBE

Education Officer

Mr W H Jones  1 Apr 1938 Grade III, BA

Warrant Officers

WO F E Groom 28 Mar 1938  
WO G F Cockell 19 Apr 1938  
WO H H Bucknall  2 Jun 1938

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

County Command/Group Units
Kneesworth, Royston, Hertfordshire Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 104 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 108 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr F Wright 28 Mar 1938 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey T Jarman  5 Dec 1938 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt E J Palmer 15 Aug 1938 Armament duties
Flt Lt G M F O'Brien   DSC, RAFO
Maj (Ret) N R Taitt   Assistant Adjutant
Lt Col (Ret) P R Quayle   Indian Army
Fg Off (Ret) H J White    

Equipment Branch

Fg Off G Rhys  1 Feb 1939  
APO H J S Anderson 28 Nov 1938  
APO S McN Greig  1 Feb 1939  
Sqn Ldr (Ret) L A Lavender    

Accountant Branch

Fg Off S R Brown 28 Mar 1938  
Capt (Ret) J D Cameron   OBE

Education Officer

Mr W H Jones  1 Apr 1938 Grade III, BA

Warrant Officers

WO F E Groom 28 Mar 1938  
WO G F Cockell 19 Apr 1938  
WO H H Bucknall  2 Jun 1938

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

County Command/Group Units
Kneesworth, Royston, Hertfordshire Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 104 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 108 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr F Wright 28 Mar 1938 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey T Jarman  5 Dec 1938 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr E J Palmer 15 Aug 1938 Armament duties
Flt Lt G M F O'Brien   DSC, RAFO
Maj (Ret) N R Taitt   Assistant Adjutant
Lt Col (Ret) P R Quayle   Indian Army

Equipment Branch

APO H J S Anderson 28 Nov 1938  
Fg Off (Ret) H J White    

Accountant Branch

Fg Off S R Brown 28 Mar 1938  
Capt (Ret) J D Cameron   OBE

Education Officer

Mr W H Jones  1 Apr 1938 Grade III, BA

Warrant Officers

WO F E Groom 28 Mar 1938  
WO G F Cockell 19 Apr 1938  
WO H H Bucknall  2 Jun 1938

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

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