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RAF Honington Personnel


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

Date Unit To/From/Formed
7 Jul 1937 No 102 Sqn From Finningley
7 Jul 1937 No 77 Sqn From Finningley

July 1937

 

County Command/Group Units
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 77 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 102 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr

William Sowrey

 3 May 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Capt (Ret) J E M Atherley   Assistant Adjutant

Equipment Branch

Fg Off W Dalton  3 May 1937  
Lt Col (Ret) C W Ford    

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt C Lorimer  3 May 1937  

Medical Branch

Flt Lt C F R Briggs 24 May 1937 BS, MB, MRCS, LRCP

 

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

County Command/Group Units
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 77 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 102 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr

William Sowrey

 3 May 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Capt (Ret) J E M Atherley   Adjutant
Flt Lt F T K Bullmore   Assistant Adjutant, RAFO

Equipment Officers

Flt Lt (Ret) H J Brown    
Lt Col (Ret) C W Ford    

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt C Lorimer  3 May 1937  
Pay-Lt C Tyers   RN

Medical Branch

Flt Lt C F R Briggs 24 May 1937 BS, MB, MRCS, LRCP

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off L Davey 29 Jul 1937  

Warrant Officer

WO I A Matthews 28 Jul 1937  
WO I H G G Matthews  5 Jul 1937  
WO I A E Hawkridge 16 Sep 1937  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Date Unit To/From/Formed
11 Jul 1938 No 75 Sqn From Driffield
11 Jul 1938 No 102 Sqn To Driffield
25 Jul 1938 No 77 Sqn To Driffield
25 Jul 1938 No 215 Sqn From Driffield

January 1939

County Command/Group Units
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 75 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 215 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr

William Sowrey

 3 May 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt J E M Atherley   Adjutant, RAFO
Capt (Ret) G D Sanford   Assistant Adjutant
Maj (Ret) F J Harrington    

Equipment Officers

Flt Lt (Ret) H J Brown    
Lt Col (Ret) C W Ford    

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt C Lorimer  3 May 1937  
Pay-Lt C Tyers   RN

Medical Branch

Flt Lt C F R Briggs 24 May 1937 BS, MB, MRCS, LRCP

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off L Davey 29 Jul 1937  

Warrant Officer

WO A Matthews 28 Jul 1937  
WO H G G Matthews  5 Jul 1937  
WO A E Hawkridge 16 Sep 1937  
WO R Tibbey 25 Aug 1937  
WO A G Ansell 10 Oct 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

County Command/Group Units
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 75 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 215 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr

William Sowrey

 3 May 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt J E M Atherley   Adjutant, RAFO
Capt (Ret) G D Sanford   Assistant Adjutant
Maj (Ret) F J Harrington    

Equipment Officers

Flt Lt (Ret) H J Brown    
Lt Col (Ret) C W Ford    

Accountant Branch

Fg Off C H Wood 13 Feb 1939  
Pay-Lt C Tyers   RN

Medical Branch

Flt Lt C F R Briggs 24 May 1937 BS, MB, MRCS, LRCP

Temporary Education Officer

Mr R E James  1 Jun 1937 MSc

Warrant Officer

WO A Matthews 28 Jul 1937  
WO H G G Matthews  5 Jul 1937  
WO A E Hawkridge 16 Sep 1937  
WO R Tibbey 25 Aug 1937  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

County Command/Group Units
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 75 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 215 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr

William Sowrey

 3 May 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt J E M Atherley   Adjutant, RAFO
Capt (Ret) G D Sanford   Assistant Adjutant
Maj (Ret) F J Harrington    

Equipment Branch

APO C C Murdoch 27 Mar 1939  
Flt Lt (Ret) H J Brown    

Accountant Branch

Fg Off C H Wood 13 Feb 1939  
Pay-Lt C Tyers   RN

Medical Branch

Flt Lt C F R Briggs 24 May 1937 BS, MB, MRCS, LRCP

Temporary Education Officer

Mr R E James  1 Jun 1937 MSc

Warrant Officer

WO A Matthews 28 Jul 1937  
WO H G G Matthews  5 Jul 1937  
WO A E Hawkridge 16 Sep 1937  
WO R Tibbey 25 Aug 1937  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

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