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RAF Debden Personnel


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

Date Unit To/From/Formed
7 Jun 1937 No 87 Sqn From Tangmere
9 Jun 1937 No 80 Sqn From Henlow
12 Jun 1937 No 73 Sqn From Mildenhall

July 1937

 

County Command/Group Units
Saffron Walden, Essex Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 73 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 80 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 87 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr

Sydney L G Pope

21 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt D R Sharman   Adjutant, RAFO
Capt C J Dickinson   late RAF

Equipment Branch

Flt Lt R G A Vallance  1 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt (Ret) H J Brown    

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt C F G Rogers  1 Apr 1937  
Capt (Ret) R MacDonnell    

Medical Branch

Fg Off J H Preston 14 May 1937 MD, CM

Warrant Officer

WO I H V Coulter 22 Apr 1937  

 

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Date Unit To/From/Formed
22 Nov 1937 No 29 Sqn From North Weald
30 Apr 1938 No 80 Sqn To Egypt
1 Jun 1938 No 85 Sqn Formed

July 1938

County Command/Group Units
Saffron Walden, Essex Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 29 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 85 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 87 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr

Sydney L G Pope

21 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt D R Sharman   Adjutant, RAFO
Capt C J Dickinson   late RAF

Equipment Branch

Flt Lt J R Fraser 30 May 1938  
Flt Lt (Ret) H J Brown    

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt C F G Rogers  1 Apr 1937  
Capt (Ret) R MacDonnell    

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off L G Hucker 29 Jul 1937  

Commissioned Signals Officer

Fg Off J F Hall 30 Aug 1937  

Warrant Officer

WO H V Coulter 22 Apr 1937  
WO G W Falers 14 Jun 1937  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Date Unit To/From/Formed
18 Oct 1938 No 85 Sqn To Aldergrove
4 Nov 1938 No 85 Sqn From Aldergrove

January 1939

County Command/Group Units
Saffron Walden, Essex Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 29 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 85 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 87 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr

Sydney L G Pope

21 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr A L Christian 21 Nov 1938  
Fg Off A W Hase 26 Aug 1938  
Flt Lt D R Sharman   Adjutant, RAFO
Capt C J Dickinson   late RAF
Capt A Ross Murray   Assistant Adjutant, RARO

Equipment Officer

Capt (Ret) V G Crews    

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt C F G Rogers  1 Apr 1937  
Capt (Ret) R MacDonnell    

Dental Branch

Flt Lt H B Shay 12 Oct 1938 LDS

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off L G Hucker 29 Jul 1937  

Commissioned Signals Officer

Fg Off J F Hall 30 Aug 1937  

Warrant Officer

WO H V Coulter 22 Apr 1937  
WO G W Falers 14 Jun 1937  
WO A C Reid 22 Jun 1937  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

County Command/Group Units
Saffron Walden, Essex Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 29 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 85 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 87 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Gp Capt E A Fawcus 13 Feb 1939 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr A L Christian 21 Nov 1938  
Fg Off A W Hase 26 Aug 1938  
Flt Lt A T Wynyard-Wright   Adjutant, RAFO
Capt C J Dickinson   late RAF
Capt A Ross Murray   Assistant Adjutant, RARO

Equipment Branch

Fg Off D D M Davies 16 Jan 1939  
Capt (Ret) V G Crews    

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt C F G Rogers  1 Apr 1937  
Capt (Ret) R MacDonnell    

Medical Branch

Fg Off S Bieber  6 Mar 1939 MRCS, LRCP

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off M Downer 27 Feb 1939  
Fg Off L G Hucker 29 Jul 1937  

Commissioned Signals Officer

Fg Off J F Hall 30 Aug 1937  

Temporary Education Officer

Mr J A Birtwistle 22 Apr 1937 MA

Warrant Officer

WO G W Falers 14 Jun 1937  
WO A C Reid 22 Jun 1937  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

County Command/Group Units
Saffron Walden, Essex Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 29 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 85 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 87 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Gp Capt E A Fawcus 13 Feb 1939 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr A L Christian 21 Nov 1938  
Fg Off H R Bickerstaff  1 Mar 1939  
Flt Lt A T Wynyard-Wright   Adjutant, RAFO
Capt C J Dickinson   late RAF
Capt A Ross Murray   Assistant Adjutant, RARO

Equipment Branch

Fg Off D D M Davies 16 Jan 1939  
Capt (Ret) V G Crews    

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt C F G Rogers  1 Apr 1937  
Capt (Ret) R MacDonnell    

Medical Branch

Fg Off S Bieber  6 Mar 1939 MRCS, LRCP

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off M Downer 27 Feb 1939  

Commissioned Signals Officer

Fg Off J F Hall 30 Aug 1937  

Temporary Education Officer

Mr J A Birtwistle 22 Apr 1937 MA

Warrant Officer

WO G W Falers 14 Jun 1937  
WO A C Reid 22 Jun 1937  
WO H Jones 28 Mar 1939  
WO T Murphy 17 Mar 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

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