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RAF Finningley Personnel


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

Date Unit To/From/Formed
3 Sep 1936 No 7 Sqn From Worthy Down
12 Apr 1937 No 76 Sqn Formed

July 1937

 

County Command/Group Units
near Doncaster, West Yorkshire Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 7 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 76 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Gp Capt

Henry J F Hunter

18 Jan 1937 Officer Commanding, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Alfred T Monks

 9 Nov 1936 Signals duties; later AVM
Flt Lt M G Bircham   Adjutant, RAFO
Fg Off R V Weeks   Assistant Adjutant, late RAF

Equipment Branch

Flt Lt E H Walker 30 Jul 1936  
Fg Off (Ret) C Reynolds    

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt J G Wigley 30 Jul 1936  
Plt Off S M MacIldowie  4 Aug 1936  
Pay-Lt (Ret) J T McBride   RN

Medical Branch

Flt Lt D J Sheehan 19 Aug 1936 MRCS, LRCP

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off E T McKeown 26 Oct 1936  

Education Officer

Mr B N Keeling  1 Sep 1936 BA

Warrant Officer

WO I G Bottomley 18 Aug 1936  
WO I A A Lesster 16 Sep 1936  

 

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

County Command/Group Units
near Doncaster, West Yorkshire Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 7 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 76 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Gp Capt

Henry J F Hunter

18 Jan 1937 Officer Commanding, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Harold G Leonard-Williams 30 Jun 1937 Signals duties; later AVM
Flt Lt M G Bircham   Adjutant, RAFO
Flt Lt C W Halfhide   Engineer duties, RAFO
Fg Off R J F Wells   Assistant Adjutant, late RAF

Equipment Branch

Fg Off F E Bastin 13 Dec 1937  
Lt (Ret) W G Oliver   MBE, MSM, RN

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt J G Wigley 30 Jul 1936  
Pay-Lt (Ret) J T McBride   RN

Medical Branch

Flt Lt J F Dales 12 Jul 1937 MRCS, LRCP

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off A J Shimmons 26 May 1938  

Education Officer

Mr B N Keeling  1 Sep 1936 BA

Warrant Officer

WO I G Bottomley 18 Aug 1936  
WO I A A Lesster 16 Sep 1936  
WO I I T Tugwell 14 May 1938  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

County Command/Group Units
near Doncaster, West Yorkshire Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 7 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 76 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Gp Capt

Henry J F Hunter

18 Jan 1937 Officer Commanding, MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr M F Calder  5 Dec 1938  
Flt Lt N F Simpson 30 Jun 1938 Signals duties
Flt Lt M G Bircham   Adjutant, RAFO
Flt Lt C W Halfhide   Engineer duties, RAFO
Lt Col (Ret) J M Brickman   Assistant Adjutant, Indian Army
Lt Col (Ret) J A Ferguson   OBE, Indian Army

Equipment Branch

Fg Off F E Bastin 13 Dec 1937  

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt J G Wigley 30 Jul 1936  
Pay-Lt (Ret) J T McBride   RN

Dental Branch

Flt Lt A C Wilkie 24 Aug 1938 LDS

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off A J Shimmons 26 May 1938  

Education Officer

Mr B N Keeling  1 Sep 1936 BA

Warrant Officer

WO G Bottomley 18 Aug 1936  
WO A A Lesster 16 Sep 1936  
WO I T Tugwell 14 May 1938  
WO A E Llyod 25 Jul 1938  
WO E F Pearce  1 Dec 1938

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

County Command/Group Units
near Doncaster, West Yorkshire Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 7 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 76 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Gp Capt

Henry J F Hunter

18 Jan 1937 Officer Commanding, MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr M F Calder  5 Dec 1938  
Flt Lt M G Bircham   Adjutant, RAFO
Flt Lt C W Halfhide   Engineer duties, RAFO
Lt Col (Ret) J M Brickman   Assistant Adjutant, Indian Army
Lt Col (Ret) J A Ferguson   OBE, Indian Army

Equipment Branch

Fg Off F E Bastin 13 Dec 1937  
Lt (Ret) W G Oliver   MBE, MSM, RN

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt J G Wigley 30 Jul 1936  
Pay-Lt (Ret) J T McBride   RN

Medical Branch

Fg Off V P Geoghegan  2 Jan 1939 MB, CHB, MRCS, LRCP

Dental Branch

Flt Lt A C Wilkie 24 Aug 1938 LDS

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off A J Shimmons 26 May 1938  

Temporary Education Officer

Mr W J Matthews 15 Aug 1938 BA

Warrant Officer

WO A A Lesster 16 Sep 1936  
WO I T Tugwell 14 May 1938  
WO E F Pearce  1 Dec 1938

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

County Command/Group Units
near Doncaster, West Yorkshire Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 7 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 76 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Gp Capt

Henry J F Hunter

18 Jan 1937 Officer Commanding, MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr M F Calder  5 Dec 1938  
Flt Lt M G Bircham   Adjutant, RAFO
Flt Lt C W Halfhide   Engineer duties, RAFO
Lt Col (Ret) J M Brickman   Assistant Adjutant, Indian Army
Lt Col (Ret) J A Ferguson   OBE, Indian Army

Equipment Branch

Fg Off F E Bastin 13 Dec 1937
APO E F Wisdom  6 Mar 1939  
Lt (Ret) W G Oliver   MBE, MSM, RN

Accountant Officer

Pay-Lt (Ret) J T McBride   RN

Medical Branch

Fg Off V P Geoghegan  2 Jan 1939 MB, CHB, MRCS, LRCP

Dental Branch

Flt Lt A C Wilkie 24 Aug 1938 LDS

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off A J Shimmons 26 May 1938  

Temporary Education Officer

Mr W J Matthews 15 Aug 1938 BA

Warrant Officer

WO A A Lesster 16 Sep 1936  
WO I T Tugwell 14 May 1938  
WO E F Pearce  1 Dec 1938

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

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