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RAF Henlow Personnel


[Apr 1939 | May 1939]

April 1939

County Command/Group Units
Biggleswade, Bedfordshire Training Command/No 24 (Training) Group

*Commanded by OC RAF Henlow but under HQ Maintenance Command for organisation and policy

 

Rank Name Date Notes

HQ

Gp Capt T C Thomson  2 Jan 1939 Officer Commanding
Wg Cdr C W Hill 28 Feb 1938 Engineer duties
Wg Cdr C F Le Poer Trench 14 Feb 1936  
Wg Cdr A E Case  6 Mar 1939 Engineer duties
Flt Lt R F C Metcalfe   Station Adjutant, RAFO
Fg Off A P Wayte   Assistant Adjutant, RAFO
Maj (Ret) K M Ball    

Accountant Branch

Wg Cdr Thomas C Miller  8 Mar 1936 MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr W R Donkin 29 Aug 1938  
Fg Off W Gardner 21 Dec 1938  
Cdr (Ret) G A Saltren-Willett   RN

Medical Branch

Wg Cdr J D Leahy 25 Jul 1938 MC, MB, ChB
Flt Lt G H Morley  1 Jun 1938 FRCS, LRCP

Dental Branch

Flt Lt W V A Denney 28 Jul 1938  

Chaplains  Branch

Rev J H W Haswell 26 Feb 1938 BA
Rev F E H Trevor 27 Sep 1937 BA
Rev J T Pumphrey 17 Oct 1938  

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off H Cooper 23 Aug 1937  

Education Officers

Mr P H Wood  1 Sep 1938 Grade III, BSc, AInstP
Maj C L Morris 21 Oct 1937 Grade III, AMIEE, AFRAeS
Mr J M Clarke  1 Sep 1937 Grade III, BSc
Mr T S Preston 18 Jul 1938 Grade III, BSc
Mr J E F Voss 21 Apr 1938 Grade III, BSc
Mr H B Walker  1 Sep 1938 Grade III, BSc, AFRAeS
Mr E G Bennison  1 Jul 1938 Temporary, BSc
Mr A K Bradshaw 12 Dec 1938 Temporary, BSc
Mr E Caunce  2 Feb 1939 Temporary, BSc
Mr W H R A Coates  2 Jan 1939 Temporary, BSc
Mr J Delamere  1 Nov 1938 Temporary, BSc
Mr H C Eddows  1 Jan 1936 Temporary, MA
Mr W Hilton  2 Jan 1939 Temporary, MSc
Mr C J Hunt  1 Nov 1938 Temporary, BSc
Mr J T Jones  1 Nov 1938 Temporary, BSc
Mr C N Lewis 21 Feb 1939 Temporary, MSc
Mr L G Mello  1 Feb 1939 Temporary, BSc, ARCS
Mr L Milner  1 Jul 1938 Temporary, BSc
Mr A C Roberts 17 Sep 1937 Temporary, BSc
Mr A B Titmarsh  2 Jan 1939 Temporary, BSc
Mr A C Vivian  1 Jan 1936 Temporary, BA, DSc

Warrant Officers

WO J L Cushings  4 Feb 1939  
WO P A R Juden 15 Sep 1937  
WO R E W Scarlett 15 Nov 1937  
WO F G Mills  2 Aug 1937  
WO W B Greenslade  6 Oct 191937  
WO G F Claydon 20 Sep 1938  
WO W R Cargill 10 Jul 1936  
WO G C Hill 26 Sep 1938  
WO T R Powell 12 Oct 1938  
WO R Gordon 16 Dec 1938  
WO C A Denne  3 Mar 1939  
WO A A O Lawson 31 Mar 1938  
WO A Furlong 28 Dec 1938  
WO W Wallace 26 Feb 1938  
WO M R Laming  3 Feb 1938  

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No 1 Wing

Wg Cdr W J Millen 15 Dec 1938  
Sqn Ldr R G Shaw 27 Feb 1939 Engineer duties

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off H W Barker 12 Jan 1939  

-

Flt Lt F R Bailey   RAFO
Capt (Ret) F M Booth   Indian Army

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No 2 Wing

Wg Cdr W V Hyde 10 Nov 1938  
Sqn Ldr T W Hodgson 14 Nov 1938  

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off W Wolfenden 21 Mar 1938  

-

Flt Lt E L Stokes   RAFO
Flt Lt H R Kavanagh   MBE, RAFO
Flt Lt N L Angelo   RAFO

Equipment Branch

APO G L W Boswell 28 Nov 1938  

Warrant Officers

WO W D Fotheringham 17 Feb 1936  
WO B Urquhart 12 Jan 1939  
WO R W Knight  6 Oct 1938  
WO M C F Witty  2 Jan 1939  
WO R C Pearson 17 Feb 1936  
WO A R Pearce 15 Nov 1938  
WO H C Pimm 15 Nov 1938  
WO F Lowe 15 Nov 1938  
WO A G Hawkes 15 Nov 1938  
WO A Bristow  1 Nov 1938  
WO H W Coomber  1 Nov 1938  
WO J E Richardson  1 Nov 1938  

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Conversion Course

Sqn Ldr W Dickison  1 Aug 1937 Engineer duties, DSM
Fg Off (Ret) R J E Haynes   Engineer duties
Maj (Ret) J A J Farrell   DSO

Education Officers

Lt B McL Ferrier  1 Jan 1936 Grade III, BSc, FRAeS, FRSA
Fg Off J Meadows  2 Aug 1938 Grade III, BSc
Mr A D Button 18 Jul 1938 Grade III, BSc
Mr A J L Collinson  1 Sep 1937 Grade III, BSc
Lt P Knowles  1 Feb 1938 Grade III, BSc, AMICE
Capt C E Nightingale  1 Sep 1938 Grade III, ACGI
Flt Lt E Preston 12 Jan 1938 Grade III, BSc, RAFO
Mr P J E Hills 14 Nov 1938 Temporary, BSc, ACGI
Mr E T Jagger  1 Jul 1938 Temporary, BSc
Mr E J Matthews 22 Aug 1938 Temporary, BSc

Under Instruction

Fg Off L F Gregory 22 Feb 1939  

 

 

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

County Command/Group Units
Biggleswade, Bedfordshire Training Command/No 24 (Training) Group

*Commanded by OC RAF Henlow but under HQ Maintenance Command for organisation and policy

 

Rank Name Date Notes

HQ

Gp Capt T C Thomson  2 Jan 1939 Officer Commanding
Wg Cdr C W Hill 28 Feb 1938 Engineer duties
Wg Cdr C F Le Poer Trench 14 Feb 1936  
Wg Cdr A E Case  6 Mar 1939 Engineer duties
Flt Lt R F C Metcalfe   Station Adjutant, RAFO
Fg Off A P Wayte   Assistant Adjutant, RAFO
Maj (Ret) K M Ball    

Accountant Branch

Wg Cdr Thomas C Miller  8 Mar 1936 MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr W R Donkin 29 Aug 1938  
Fg Off W Gardner 21 Dec 1938  
Cdr (Ret) G A Saltren-Willett   RN

Medical Branch

Wg Cdr J D Leahy 25 Jul 1938 MC, MB, ChB
Flt Lt G H Morley  1 Jun 1938 FRCS, LRCP

Dental Branch

Flt Lt W V A Denney 28 Jul 1938  

Chaplains  Branch

Rev J H W Haswell 26 Feb 1938 BA
Rev F E H Trevor 27 Sep 1937 BA
Rev J T Pumphrey 17 Oct 1938  

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off H Cooper 23 Aug 1937  

Education Officers

Mr P H Wood  1 Sep 1938 Grade III, BSc, AInstP
Maj C L Morris 21 Oct 1937 Grade III, AMIEE, AFRAeS
Mr J M Clarke  1 Sep 1937 Grade III, BSc
Mr T S Preston 18 Jul 1938 Grade III, BSc
Mr J E F Voss 21 Apr 1938 Grade III, BSc
Mr H B Walker  1 Sep 1938 Grade III, BSc, AFRAeS
Mr E G Bennison  1 Jul 1938 Temporary, BSc
Mr A K Bradshaw 12 Dec 1938 Temporary, BSc
Mr E Caunce  2 Feb 1939 Temporary, BSc
Mr W H R A Coates  2 Jan 1939 Temporary, BSc
Mr J Delamere  1 Nov 1938 Temporary, BSc
Mr H C Eddows  1 Jan 1936 Temporary, MA
Mr W Hilton  2 Jan 1939 Temporary, MSc
Mr C J Hunt  1 Nov 1938 Temporary, BSc
Mr J T Jones  1 Nov 1938 Temporary, BSc
Mr C N Lewis 21 Feb 1939 Temporary, MSc
Mr L G Mello  1 Feb 1939 Temporary, BSc, ARCS
Mr L Milner  1 Jul 1938 Temporary, BSc
Mr A C Roberts 17 Sep 1937 Temporary, BSc
Mr A B Titmarsh  2 Jan 1939 Temporary, BSc
Mr A C Vivian  1 Jan 1936 Temporary, BA, DSc

Warrant Officers

WO J L Cushings  4 Feb 1939  
WO P A R Juden 15 Sep 1937  
WO R E W Scarlett 15 Nov 1937  
WO F G Mills  2 Aug 1937  
WO W B Greenslade  6 Oct 191937  
WO G F Claydon 20 Sep 1938  
WO W R Cargill 10 Jul 1936  
WO G C Hill 26 Sep 1938  
WO T R Powell 12 Oct 1938  
WO R Gordon 16 Dec 1938  
WO C A Denne  3 Mar 1939  
WO A A O Lawson 31 Mar 1938  
WO A Furlong 28 Dec 1938  
WO W Wallace 26 Feb 1938  
WO M R Laming  3 Feb 1938  
WO A Jones  3 Mar 1939  
WO A C Ward  1 Mar 1939  

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No 1 Wing

Wg Cdr W J Millen 15 Dec 1938  
Sqn Ldr R G Shaw 27 Feb 1939 Engineer duties

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off H W Barker 12 Jan 1939  

-

Flt Lt F R Bailey   RAFO
Capt (Ret) F M Booth   Indian Army

------

No 2 Wing

Wg Cdr W V Hyde 10 Nov 1938  
Sqn Ldr T W Hodgson 14 Nov 1938  

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off W Wolfenden 21 Mar 1938  

-

Flt Lt E L Stokes   RAFO
Flt Lt H R Kavanagh   MBE, RAFO
Flt Lt N L Angelo   RAFO

Equipment Branch

APO G L W Boswell 28 Nov 1938  

Warrant Officers

WO W D Fotheringham 17 Feb 1936  
WO B Urquhart 12 Jan 1939  
WO R W Knight  6 Oct 1938  
WO M C F Witty  2 Jan 1939  
WO R C Pearson 17 Feb 1936  
WO A R Pearce 15 Nov 1938  
WO H C Pimm 15 Nov 1938  
WO F Lowe 15 Nov 1938  
WO A G Hawkes 15 Nov 1938  
WO A Bristow  1 Nov 1938  
WO H W Coomber  1 Nov 1938  
WO J E Richardson  1 Nov 1938  
WO W H North  9 Dec 1938  

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Conversion Course

Sqn Ldr W Dickison  1 Aug 1937 Engineer duties, DSM
Fg Off (Ret) R J E Haynes   Engineer duties
Maj (Ret) J A J Farrell   DSO

Education Officers

Lt B McL Ferrier  1 Jan 1936 Grade III, BSc, FRAeS, FRSA
Fg Off J Meadows  2 Aug 1938 Grade III, BSc
Mr A D Button 18 Jul 1938 Grade III, BSc
Mr A J L Collinson  1 Sep 1937 Grade III, BSc
Lt P Knowles  1 Feb 1938 Grade III, BSc, AMICE
Capt C E Nightingale  1 Sep 1938 Grade III, ACGI
Flt Lt E Preston 12 Jan 1938 Grade III, BSc, RAFO
Mr P J E Hills 14 Nov 1938 Temporary, BSc, ACGI
Mr E T Jagger  1 Jul 1938 Temporary, BSc
Mr E J Matthews 22 Aug 1938 Temporary, BSc

Under Instruction

Fg Off L F Gregory 22 Feb 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

[Apr 1939 | May 1939]

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