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[Jul 1928 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Date Unit To/From/Formed
10 Jan 1928 No 100 Sqn From Spittlegate

July 1928

County Command/Group Units
Oxfordshire ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area
  • SHQ

  • No 100 (Bombing) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Henry S Scroggs 30 Nov 1927  
Fg Off Graham M Coward  3 Jan 1928  
Fg Off Albert E Groom  3 Mar 1928 Armament duties, DSM
Medical Branch
Fg Off Denis A Wilson 29 Jan 1928  

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

It lost its status as a Station HQ between July 1928 and July 1929 but regained it on 21 December 1936

Date Unit To/From/Formed
 1 Dec 1934 No 101 Sqn From Andover
15 Mar 1937 No 90 Sqn Formed

July 1937

County Command/Group Units
Oxfordshire Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 90 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 101 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Arthur D Pryor

21 Dec 1936 Officer Commanding, later AVM
Sqn Ldr (Ret) E L P Morgan   Adjutant
Capt A N Greg   late RAF
Equipment Branch
Fg Off H C Adams 21 Dec 1936  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off F H Shutt 21 Dec 1936  
Maj (Ret) R O Skinner    
Education Officer
Capt H C Biles 21 Dec 1936 Grade III, Reserve of Officers
Warrant Officers
WO I A Springate  1 Jan 1937  
WO I J E Pearsall  1 Jan 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

County Command/Group Units
Oxfordshire Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 90 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 101 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr C J S DEarlove 12 May 1938 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr (Ret) E L P Morgan   Adjutant
Capt A N Greg   late RAF
Equipment Branch
Fg Off H C Adams 21 Dec 1936  
Capt (Ret) H M Goldsmith    
Accountant Branch
Fg Off F H Shutt 21 Dec 1936  
Maj (Ret) R O Skinner    
Medical Branch
Fg Off B G Haynes 15 Dec 1937 MB, BS
Commissioned Engineer Officer
Fg Off R L Bell 15 Jul 1937  
Education Officer
Capt H C Biles 21 Dec 1936 Grade III, Reserve of Officers
Warrant Officers
WO A Springate  1 Jan 1937  
WO R H Thomas 30 Jul 1937  
WO H Walters  7 Apr 1938  
WO J Temple 14 Feb 1938  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

County Command/Group Units
Oxfordshire Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 90 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 101 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr C J S Dearlove 12 May 1938 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr W J Hickey  5 Dec 1938  
Sqn Ldr (Ret) E L P Morgan   Adjutant
Maj (Ret) R T H Reynolds   Assistant Adjutant
Capt (Ret) E B Donovan    
Equipment Officer
Capt (Ret) H M Goldsmith    
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt J R Ackers 15 Sep 1938  
Maj (Ret) R O Skinner    
Medical Branch
Fg Off B G Haynes 15 Dec 1937 MB, BS
Commissioned Engineer Officer
Fg Off R L Bell 15 Jul 1937  
Education Officer
Mr J W Sim   Grade III, MA, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO M Neville 16 Aug 1938  
WO A Springate  1 Jan 1937  
WO H Walters  7 Apr 1938  
WO H L Wheeler 26 Sep 1938 MC, DCM
WO J A Williams 17 Nov 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

County Command/Group Units
Oxfordshire Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 90 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 101 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Gp Capt R M Field 28 Dec 1938 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr W J Hickey  5 Dec 1938  
Sqn Ldr (Ret) E L P Morgan   Adjutant
Maj (Ret) R T H Reynolds   Assistant Adjutant
Capt (Ret) E B Donovan    
Equipment Branch
APO K J Wood    
Capt (Ret) H M Goldsmith    
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt J R Ackers 15 Sep 1938  
Maj (Ret) R O Skinner    
Medical Branch
Fg Off J C Jackson  8 Feb 1939 MRCS, LRCP
Education Officer
Mr J W Sim   Grade III, MA, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO M Neville 16 Aug 1938  
WO H Walters  7 Apr 1938  
WO H L Wheeler 26 Sep 1938 MC, DCM
WO J A Williams 17 Nov 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Date Unit To/From/Formed
9 May 1939 No 101 Sqn To West Raynham
9 May 1939 No 12 Sqn From Andover
9 May 1939 No 142 Sqn From Andover
10 May 1939 No 90 Sqn To West Raynham

May 1939

County Command/Group Units
Oxfordshire Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 12 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 142 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Gp Capt R M Field 28 Dec 1938 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr W J Hickey  5 Dec 1938  
Sqn Ldr (Ret) E L P Morgan   Adjutant
Maj (Ret) R T H Reynolds   Assistant Adjutant
Capt (Ret) E B Donovan    
Equipment Branch
APO K J Wood    
APO J C Cracroft-Rice 27 Mar 1939  
Capt (Ret) H M Goldsmith    
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt J R Ackers 15 Sep 1938  
Maj (Ret) R O Skinner    
Medical Branch
Fg Off J C Jackson  8 Feb 1939 MRCS, LRCP
Education Officer
Mr J W Sim   Grade III, MA, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO M Neville 16 Aug 1938  
WO H Walters  7 Apr 1938  
WO H L Wheeler 26 Sep 1938 MC, DCM
WO J A Williams 17 Nov 1938  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

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