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RAF Hemswell Personnel


[Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939]

Date Unit To/From/Formed
9 Feb 1937 No 144 Sqn From Bicester
8 Mar 1937 No 61 Sqn Formed

July 1937

 

County Command/Group Units
near Lincoln, Lincolnshire Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 61 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 144 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr A O Lewis-Roberts 22 Feb 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt A H Coslett-Derby   Adjutant, RAFO
Mr T G Jefferies   Assistant Adjutant, late RAF

Equipment Branch

Flt Lt E G Moore 31 Dec 1936  

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt

John P Cave

31 Dec 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off P N Isaac 23 Apr 1937  

Medical Branch

Flt Lt E Donovan 22 Jan 1937 MB, ChB

Education Officer

Mr T E J Hewitt 18 Jan 1937 BSc

Warrant Officer

WO I L H Rose 19 Mar 1937  
WO I C M Williams 23 Mar 1937  

 

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

County Command/Group Units
near Lincoln, Lincolnshire Bomber Command/No 5 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 61 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 144 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr A O Lewis-Roberts 22 Feb 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt A G D Alderson   Adjutant, RAFO
Lt Col (Ret) H A B Johnson   Assistant Adjutant, Indian Army

Equipment Officers

Flt Lt (Ret) H J Brown    
Capt (Ret) J A Watson    

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt

John P Cave

31 Dec 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off H S Maurice-Jones 14 Feb 1938  
Capt (Ret) C P B Sawyer   Indian Army

Medical Branch

Flt Lt E Donovan 22 Jan 1937 MB, ChB

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off N L Claxton 15 Jul 1937  

Education Officer

Mr T E J Hewitt 18 Jan 1937 BSc

Warrant Officer

WO I C M Williams 23 Mar 1937  
WO I J J Elton 15 Mar 1937  
WO I W J Walker 30 May 1938  
WO I F E Pearce 26 Aug 1937  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

County Command/Group Units
near Lincoln, Lincolnshire Bomber Command/No 5 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 61 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 144 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr A O Lewis-Roberts 22 Feb 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt A G D Alderson   Adjutant, RAFO
Maj (Ret) R W Tobin   Indian Army
Lt Col (Ret) A E K Crossfield   Indian Army, MC

Equipment Branch

Plt Off C R Burstall 17 Oct 1938  
Flt Lt (Ret) H J Brown    

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt

John P Cave

31 Dec 1936 later A/Cdre

Medical Branch

Flt Lt E Donovan 22 Jan 1937 MB, ChB

Education Officer

Mr T E J Hewitt 18 Jan 1937 BSc

Warrant Officer

WO J J Elton 15 Mar 1937  
WO F E Pearce 26 Aug 1937  
WO W B Wilson 29 May 1938  
WO P Brown  2 Sep 1938  
WO W Rowley  3 Oct 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

County Command/Group Units
near Lincoln, Lincolnshire Bomber Command/No 5 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 61 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 144 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Gp Capt

Edward A B Rice

11 Jan 1939 Officer Commanding, MC; later AVM
Flt Lt A G D Alderson   Adjutant, RAFO
Maj (Ret) R W Tobin   Indian Army
Lt Col (Ret) A E K Crossfield   Indian Army, MC

Equipment Branch

Plt Off C R Burstall 17 Oct 1938  
Flt Lt (Ret) H J Brown    

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt

John P Cave

31 Dec 1936 later A/Cdre

Medical Branch

Flt Lt E Donovan 22 Jan 1937 MB, ChB

Education Officer

Mr T E J Hewitt 18 Jan 1937 BSc

Warrant Officer

WO J J Elton 15 Mar 1937  
WO F E Pearce 26 Aug 1937  
WO W B Wilson 29 May 1938  
WO P Brown  2 Sep 1938  
WO V J B Lambert 20 Dec 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

County Command/Group Units
near Lincoln, Lincolnshire Bomber Command/No 5 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 61 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 144 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Gp Capt

Edward A B Rice

11 Jan 1939 Officer Commanding, MC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr R S Darbishire 27 Feb 1939  
Flt Lt A G D Alderson   Adjutant, RAFO
Maj (Ret) R W Tobin   Indian Army
Maj (Ret) D G Ponsonby   DSO
Sqn Ldr St J A Browne   Lt Col (Ret)

Equipment Branch

Plt Off C R Burstall 17 Oct 1938  
APO Geoffrey P S Thomas 27 Mar 1939 later AVM

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt

John P Cave

31 Dec 1936 later A/Cdre

Medical Branch

Flt Lt E Donovan 22 Jan 1937 MB, ChB

Education Officer

Mr T E J Hewitt 18 Jan 1937 BSc

Warrant Officer

WO J J Elton 15 Mar 1937  
WO F E Pearce 26 Aug 1937  
WO W B Wilson 29 May 1938  
WO P Brown  2 Sep 1938  
WO V J B Lambert 20 Dec 1938  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

[Apr 1939 | May 1939]

[Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939]

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