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RAF Dishforth Personnel


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

Date Unit To/From/Formed
25 Jan 1937 No 10 Sqn From Boscombe Down
1 Feb 1937 No 78 Sqn From Boscombe Down

July 1937

 

County Command/Group Units
near Thirsk, North Yorkshire Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 10 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 78 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Gp Capt

Rey G Parry

 7 Jan 1937 Officer Commanding, DSO; later AVM
Flt Lt G Nelson 22 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt V Mercer-Smith   Adjutant, RAFO
Flt Lt C K Turner   Assistant Adjutant, RAFO

Equipment Branch

Flt Lt E E Copper 19 Feb 1937  

Accountant Branch

Fg Off P Griffiths  3 Dec 1936  
Capt (Ret) J D Cameron   OBE

Medical Branch

Flt Lt G P Jones 22 Dec 1936 MB, BCh

Education Officer

Mr R T R Thornhill  4 Jan 1937 BA

Warrant Officers

WO I G W Hepple 13 Jan 1937  
WO I M Kelly  7 Jan 1937  

 

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

County Command/Group Units
near Thirsk, North Yorkshire Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 10 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 78 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Gp Capt

Rey G Parry

 7 Jan 1937 Officer Commanding, DSO; later AVM
Flt Lt H J Forster   Adjutant, RAFO
Flt Lt C K Turner   Assistant Adjutant, RAFO

Equipment Branch

Flt Lt E E Copper 19 Feb 1937  
Capt (Ret) E N Ryder   MBE, DCM

Accountant Branch

Fg Off P Griffiths  3 Dec 1936  
Capt (Ret) J D Cameron   OBE
Lt F W Richings   late RAF

Medical Branch

Flt Lt G P Jones 22 Dec 1936 MB, BCh

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off G G Meager 16 Nov 1937 MBE

Commissioned Signals Officer

Fg Off J Farmer 30 Aug 1937  

Education Officer

Mr R T R Thornhill  4 Jan 1937 BA

Warrant Officers

WO G W Hepple 13 Jan 1937  
WO M Kelly  7 Jan 1937  
WO A B Knowles  6 Nov 1937

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

County Command/Group Units
near Thirsk, North Yorkshire Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 10 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 78 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Gp Capt E G Hopcraft 11 Jul 1938 Officer Commanding, DSC
Sqn Ldr F S Wakeham  5 Dec 1938  
Flt Lt H J Forster   Adjutant, RAFO
Lt (Ret) R C T Speir    
Maj (Ret) J P Huffam   VC
Flt Lt J Collier   RAFO

Equipment Branch

Plt Off T G Robertson 17 Oct 1938  
Capt (Ret) E N Ryder   MBE, DCM

Accountant Branch

Fg Off P Griffiths  3 Dec 1936  
Lt F W Richings   late RAF

Medical Branch

Flt Lt G P Jones 22 Dec 1936 MB, BCh

Dental Branch

Fg Off J F O'Brien 19 Aug 1938 LDS

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off G G Meager 16 Nov 1937 MBE

Commissioned Signals Officer

Fg Off J Farmer 30 Aug 1937  

Education Officer

Mr R T R Thornhill  4 Jan 1937 BA

Warrant Officers

WO G W Hepple 13 Jan 1937  
WO M Kelly  7 Jan 1937  
WO A B Knowles  6 Nov 1937  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

County Command/Group Units
near Thirsk, North Yorkshire Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 10 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 78 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Gp Capt E G Hopcraft 11 Jul 1938 Officer Commanding, DSC
Sqn Ldr F S Wakeham  5 Dec 1938  
Flt Lt H J Forster   Adjutant, RAFO
Lt (Ret) R C T Speir    
Maj (Ret) J P Huffam   VC
Flt Lt J Collier   RAFO
Fg Off G G Dixon   RAFO

Equipment Branch

Plt Off T G Robertson 17 Oct 1938  
Capt (Ret) E N Ryder   MBE, DCM

Accountant Branch

Fg Off P Griffiths  3 Dec 1936  
Lt F W Richings   late RAF

Medical Branch

Flt Lt G P Jones 22 Dec 1936 MB, BCh

Dental Branch

Fg Off J F O'Brien 19 Aug 1938 LDS

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off G G Meager 16 Nov 1937 MBE

Commissioned Signals Officer

Fg Off J Farmer 30 Aug 1937  

Temporary Education Officer

Mr H J Cramp 29 Jan 1939 MSc

Warrant Officers

WO G W Hepple 13 Jan 1937  
WO M Kelly  7 Jan 1937  
WO A B Knowles  6 Nov 1937  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

County Command/Group Units
near Thirsk, North Yorkshire Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 10 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 78 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Gp Capt E G Hopcraft 11 Jul 1938 Officer Commanding, DSC
Sqn Ldr F S Wakeham  5 Dec 1938  
Flt Lt H J Forster   Adjutant, RAFO
Lt (Ret) R C T Speir    
Maj (Ret) J P Huffam   VC
Flt Lt J Collier   RAFO
Fg Off G G Dixon   RAFO

Equipment Branch

Plt Off T G Robertson 17 Oct 1938  
Capt (Ret) E N Ryder   MBE, DCM

Accountant Branch

Fg Off P Griffiths  3 Dec 1936  
Lt F W Richings   late RAF

Medical Branch

Flt Lt G P Jones 22 Dec 1936 MB, BCh

Dental Branch

Fg Off J F O'Brien 19 Aug 1938 LDS

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off G G Meager 16 Nov 1937 MBE

Commissioned Signals Officer

Fg Off J Farmer 30 Aug 1937  

Temporary Education Officer

Mr H J Cramp 29 Jan 1939 MSc

Warrant Officers

WO G W Hepple 13 Jan 1937  
WO M Kelly  7 Jan 1937  
WO A B Knowles  6 Nov 1937  
WO A W Byrne 28 Feb 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

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