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RAF Thorney Island Personnel


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

Date Unit To/From/Formed
10 Mar 1938 No 22 Sqn From Donibristle
11 Mar 1938 No 42 Sqn From Donibristle

July 1938

County Command/Group Units
Emsworth, Hampshire Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 22 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron

  • No 42 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Gp Capt

John C Russell

21 Mar 1938 Officer Commanding, DSO; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr J S Dewar 28 Mar 1938  
Flt Lt Roy Faville 19 Mar 1938 Engineer duties; later AVM
Flt Lt S A D Lane   Adjutant, RAFO

Equipment Officers

Sqn Ldr (Ret) V J B Jacobs    
Eng Cdr (Ret) F W Farlow   RN

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt T P E Campbell  5 Apr 1938  
Cdr (Ret) R Makin   RN

Medical Branch

Flt Lt O S M Williams 23 Feb 1938 MRCS, LRCP

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off H N Tomblin 20 Apr 1938  

Commissioned Signals Officer

Fg Off P Allerston 25 Apr 1938  

Warrant Officers

WO I H Lee 15 Mar 1938  
WO I A Purdie 10 Mar 1938  
WO I A H Burleigh 20 Apr 1938  

 

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Date Unit To/From/Formed
28 Sep 1938 No 42 Sqn To Thornaby
10 Oct 1938 No 42 Sqn From Thornaby

January 1939

County Command/Group Units
Emsworth, Hampshire Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 22 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron

  • No 42 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron

Lodger unit (No 17 (Training) Group): -

  • School of General Reconnaissance

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Gp Capt

John C Russell

21 Mar 1938 Officer Commanding, DSO; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr J S Dewar 28 Mar 1938  
Sqn Ldr Roy Faville 19 Mar 1938 Engineer duties; later AVM
Flt Lt S A D Lane   Adjutant, RAFO

Equipment Officers

Sqn Ldr (Ret) V J B Jacobs    
Eng Cdr (Ret) F W Farlow   RN

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt T P E Campbell  5 Apr 1938  
Cdr (Ret) R Makin   RN

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off H N Tomblin 20 Apr 1938  

Commissioned Signals Officer

Fg Off P Allerston 25 Apr 1938  

Warrant Officers

WO H Lee 15 Mar 1938  
WO R D Gibson 14 Nov 1938  
WO A H Burleigh 20 Apr 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

County Command/Group Units
Emsworth, Hampshire Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 22 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron

  • No 42 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron

Lodger unit (No 17 (Training) Group): -

  • School of General Reconnaissance

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Gp Capt

John C Russell

21 Mar 1938 Officer Commanding, DSO; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr J S Dewar 28 Mar 1938  
Sqn Ldr Roy Faville 19 Mar 1938 Engineer duties; later AVM
Flt Lt S A D Lane   Adjutant, RAFO
Capt (Ret) B W Browning   Assistant Adjutant

Equipment Officers

Sqn Ldr (Ret) V J B Jacobs    
Eng Cdr (Ret) F W Farlow   RN

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt T P E Campbell  5 Apr 1938  
Cdr (Ret) R Makin   RN

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off H N Tomblin 20 Apr 1938  

Commissioned Signals Officer

Fg Off P Allerston 25 Apr 1938  

Temporary Education Officer

Mr G E Craggs 15 Feb 1939 BSc

Warrant Officers

WO H Lee 15 Mar 1938  
WO R D Gibson 14 Nov 1938  
WO F Spikins 27 Feb 1939  
WO A J R Howse 31 Jan 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

County Command/Group Units
Emsworth, Hampshire Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 22 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron

  • No 42 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron

Lodger unit (No 17 (Training) Group): -

  • School of General Reconnaissance

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Gp Capt R S Maxwell 14 Mar 1939 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr J S Dewar 28 Mar 1938  
Sqn Ldr Roy Faville 19 Mar 1938 Engineer duties; later AVM
Flt Lt S A D Lane   Adjutant, RAFO
Capt (Ret) B W Browning   Assistant Adjutant

Equipment Branch

Plt Off A McI Peacock  6 Mar 1939  
Plt Off A W B Scott 27 Mar 1939  
Sqn Ldr (Ret) V J B Jacobs    
Eng Cdr (Ret) F W Farlow   RN

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt T P E Campbell  5 Apr 1938  
Cdr (Ret) R Makin   RN

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off H N Tomblin 20 Apr 1938  

Commissioned Signals Officer

Fg Off P Allerston 25 Apr 1938  

Temporary Education Officer

Mr G E Craggs 15 Feb 1939 BSc

Warrant Officers

WO H Lee 15 Mar 1938  
WO R D Gibson 14 Nov 1938  
WO F Spikins 27 Feb 1939  
WO A J R Howse 31 Jan 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

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