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RAF Spittlegate/RAF Grantham Personnel


[Jan 1925 | Feb 1925 | Mar 1925 | Apr 1925 | May 1925 | Jun 1925 | Jul 1925 | Mar 1926 | Jul 1926 | Dec 1926 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939  Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Date Unit To/From/Formed
12 Mar 1921 No 39 Sqn From Kenley
 4 Feb 1922 No 100 Sqn From Kenley

January 1925

Source - January 1925 Air Force List

February 1925

Source - February 1925 Air Force List

March 1925

Source - March 1925 Air Force List

April 1925

Source - April 1925 Air Force List

May 1925

Source - May 1925 Air Force List

June 1925

Source - June 1925 Air Force List

July 1925

County/Country Command Units
Grantham, Lincolnshire, England Inland Area/No 3 Group
  • No 39 (Bombing) Squadron

  • No 100 (Bombing) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Frederick Petch  8 Jun 1925 OBE

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

March 1926

 

County/Country Command Units
Grantham, Lincolnshire, England Inland Area/No 3 Group
  • No 39 (Bombing) Squadron

  • No 100 (Bombing) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

George R M Reid

15 Sep 1925 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC; later AVM
Flt Lt Frank G A Robinson  6 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Frank H Astle 22 Feb 1926  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

County/Country Command Units
Grantham, Lincolnshire, England Wessex Bombing Area
  • No 39 (Bombing) Squadron

  • No 100 (Bombing) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

George R M Reid

15 Sep 1925 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC; later AVM
Flt Lt Frank G A Robinson  6 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Angus D McDowell  9 Mar 1925  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Harry J Barnham 2 Feb 1926  

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

July 1927

County/Country Command Units
Grantham, Lincolnshire, England Wessex Bombing Area
  • No 39 (Bombing) Squadron

  • No 100 (Bombing) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

George R M Reid

15 Sep 1925 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC; later AVM
Flt Lt Frank G A Robinson  6 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Angus D McDowell  9 Mar 1925  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Horatio Sleigh  3 May 1927  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Joseph A Perdrau  1 Feb 1927 MD
Education Officer
Capt Herbert S Davis  1 Sep 1923 Grade III, MA

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

July 1928

No 39 Squadron left on 21 January 1928 and Spittlegate became home to No 3 Flying Training School.  At around the same time the station changed its name to RAF Grantham and lost its independent status as a RAF Station, now being commanded by OC, No 3 FTS.

July 1938

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

  • HQ, No 5 (Bomber) Group

Lodger unit : -

  • HQ, No 23 (Training) Group

  • Central Examination Board (Training Command)

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr W J Daddo-Langlois 15 Jul 1937 Officer Commanding
Plt Off I D Grant-Crawford 14 Oct 1937  
Plt Off A G Griffin 29 Apr 1938  
Flt Lt J C Mitchell   Adjutant, RAFO
Capt M Tod   Assistant Adjutant, late RAF

Equipment Officers

Sqn Ldr (Ret) F Petch   OBE
Capt (Ret) G Knott    

Accountant Branch

Fg Off F V M Rich 31 Jul 1937  
Maj (Ret) H V Bayliss   DSO, MC

Dental Branch

Flt Lt S CAllen 16 Aug 1937 LDS

Education Officer

2 Lt G Tupholme 16 Aug 1937 Grade III

Warrant Officers

WO I W A H Cullum 24 Aug 1937  
WO I P Dobbins 11 Aug 1937  
WO I J Goude  2 Sep 1937  
WO I A C Gardiner 18 Nov 1937  
WO I A A East 21 Apr 1938  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

County Command Units
Lincolnshire Training Command/No 23 (Training) Group
  • SHQ

  • Central Examination Board (Training Command)

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Plt Off J S Dunlevie 29 Sep  1938  
Plt Off T D Calnan 31 Oct 1938  
Plt Off P D Parry Jones 13 Oct 1938  
Flt Lt J C Mitchell   Adjutant, RAFO
Maj (Ret) The Hon W F Somerset    

Equipment Officers

Sqn Ldr (Ret) F Petch   OBE
Capt (Ret) G Knott    

Accountant Officer

Maj (Ret) H V Bayliss DSO, MC

Education Officer

Mr R L Saunders 1 Sep 1938 Grade III, MA

Warrant Officers

WO P Dobbins 11 Aug 1937  
WO A C Gardiner 18 Nov 1937

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

County Command Units
 Lincolnshire Training Command/No 23 (Training) Group
  • SHQ

  • Central Examination Board (Training Command)

  • No 12 Flying Training School

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Flt Lt J C Mitchell   Adjutant, RAFO
Maj (Ret) The Hon W F Somerset    

Equipment Officers

Sqn Ldr (Ret) F Petch   OBE
Capt (Ret) G Knott    

Accountant Officer

Maj (Ret) H V Bayliss DSO, MC

Education Officer

Mr R L Saunders 1 Sep 1938 Grade III, MA

Warrant Officers

WO S G Briden 27 Oct 1938  

Supernumerary

Gp Capt Charles L King 21 Nov 1938 MC, DFC; later A/Cdre

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

County Command Units
Lincolnshire Training Command/No 23 (Training) Group
  • SHQ

  • Central Examination Board (Training Command)

  • No 12 Flying Training School

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Flt Lt J C Mitchell   Adjutant, RAFO
Maj (Ret) The Hon W F Somerset    

Equipment Branch

APO C W Lovatt 27 Mar 1939  
Sqn Ldr (Ret) F Petch   OBE
Capt (Ret) G Knott    

Accountant Officer

Maj (Ret) H V Bayliss DSO, MC

Education Officer

Mr R L Saunders 1 Sep 1938 Grade III, MA

Warrant Officers

WO S G Briden 27 Oct 1938  

Supernumerary

Gp Capt Charles L King 21 Nov 1938 MC, DFC; later A/Cdre

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

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