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

Date Unit To/From/Formed
1 Jun 1937 No 72 Sqn From Tangmere
1 Jul 1937 No 213 Sqn From Northolt

July 1937

 

County Command/Group Units
near Tadcaster, North Yorkshire Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 72 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 213 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr W E Swann 19 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt J P Cafferkey   Adjutant, RAFO
Fg Off C H Williams   Assistant Adjutant, RAFO

Equipment Branch

Fg Off J H Barnes  1 Apr 1937  
Maj (Ret) V R Guise   OBE, MC

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt L Chegwidden  1 Apr 1937  
Capt (Ret) J Aylward    

Medical Branch

Fg Off W T Buckle 24 May 1937 MB, ChB

 

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Date Unit To/From/Formed
18 May 1938 No 64 Sqn From Martlesham Heath
18 May 1938 No 213 Sqn To Wittering

July 1938

County Command/Group Units
near Tadcaster, North Yorkshire Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 72 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 64 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr G T Richadson  4 May 1938 Officer Commanding
Plt Off A J O Jeffrey 10 Jun 1938  
Flt Lt J P Cafferkey   Adjutant, RAFO
Fg Off C H Williams   Assistant Adjutant, RAFO
Capt (Ret) M K St J Carpendale    

Equipment Branch

Fg Off F G Carle  1 Feb 1938  
Fg Off A H Gee 16 Dec 1937 MM

Accountant Branch

Fg Off C H Leggott 13 Dec 1937 DCM
Capt (Ret) J Aylward    

Medical Branch

Fg Off W T Buckle 24 May 1937 MB, ChB

Warrant Officer

WO A Figg  3 Aug 1937  
WO C Balsdon 15 Jul 1937  
WO A J Wild  6 Sep 1937

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

County Command/Group Units
near Tadcaster, North Yorkshire Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 72 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 64 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr G T Richadson  4 May 1938 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr E C H Crostwaite 25 Sep 1938  
Plt Off A J O Jeffrey 10 Jun 1938  
Flt Lt J P Cafferkey   Adjutant, RAFO
Capt (Ret) M K St J Carpendale   Assistant Adjutant

Equipment Branch

Fg Off F G Carle  1 Feb 1938  

Accountant Branch

Fg Off C H Leggott 13 Dec 1937 DCM
Capt (Ret) J Aylward    

Medical Branch

Fg Off W T Buckle 24 May 1937 MB, ChB

Warrant Officer

WO A Figg  3 Aug 1937  
WO C Balsdon 15 Jul 1937  
WO A J Wild  6 Sep 1937  
WO L O'Neill 20 Apr 1938  
WO S M Girling 27 May 1938  
WO E Speak  7 Apr 1937

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

County Command/Group Units
near Tadcaster, North Yorkshire Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 72 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 64 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr G T Richadson  4 May 1938 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr E C H Crostwaite 25 Sep 1938  
Plt Off L J Fry  2 Feb 1939  
Flt Lt J P Cafferkey   Adjutant, RAFO
Capt (Ret) M K St J Carpendale   Assistant Adjutant

Equipment Branch

Fg Off F G Carle  1 Feb 1938  

Accountant Branch

Fg Off C H Leggott 13 Dec 1937 DCM
Capt (Ret) J Aylward    

Medical Branch

Fg Off W T Buckle 24 May 1937 MB, ChB

Temporary Education Officer

Mr J R Povey 19 Apr 1937 BSc

Warrant Officer

WO A Figg  3 Aug 1937  
WO C Balsdon 15 Jul 1937  
WO A J Wild  6 Sep 1937  
WO S M Girling 27 May 1938  
WO E Speak  7 Apr 1937

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

County Command/Group Units
near Tadcaster, North Yorkshire Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 72 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 64 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr G T Richadson  4 May 1938 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr E C H Crostwaite 25 Sep 1938  
Plt Off L J Fry  2 Feb 1939  
Flt Lt J P Cafferkey   Adjutant, RAFO
Capt (Ret) M K St J Carpendale   Assistant Adjutant

Equipment Branch

Fg Off F G Carle  1 Feb 1938  

Accountant Branch

Fg Off C H Leggott 13 Dec 1937 DCM
Capt (Ret) J Aylward    

Medical Branch

Fg Off W T Buckle 24 May 1937 MB, ChB

Temporary Education Officer

Mr J R Povey 19 Apr 1937 BSc

Warrant Officer

WO A Figg  3 Aug 1937  
WO C Balsdon 15 Jul 1937  
WO A J Wild  6 Sep 1937  
WO S M Girling 27 May 1938  
WO E Speak  7 Apr 1937

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

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