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RAF Turnhouse Personnel


[Jul 1937 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Date Unit To/From/Formed
14 Oct 1925 No 603 Sqn Formed
4 Aug 1936 No 83 Sqn Formed

July 1937

 

County Command/Group Units
Edinburgh 12, Scotland Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 83 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 603 (City of Edinburgh) (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr W K Mercer  1 Feb 1937 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt G M F O'Brien   DSC, RAFO

Equipment Branch

Flt Lt A W Rule 25 Nov 1936  

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt F W Judge 29 Aug 1936  

Medical Branch

Flt Lt R G James 10 Oct 1936 MRCS, LRCP

Education Officer

Mr H Priestley  1 Feb 1937 Grade III, BSc, PhD, AInstP

Warrant Officers

WO W Jenkins 25 Oct 1936  
WO H K Jones 12 Nov 1936  
WO A Kemsley 20 Oct 1936 DSM

 

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Date Unit To/From/Formed
14 Mar 1938 No 83 Sqn To Scampton

Having reverted to a single squadron station, it probably lost its SHQ in March 1938

April 1939

County Command/Group Units
Edinburgh, Scotland Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 603 (City of Edinburgh) (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr D M Fleming 30 Jan 1939 Officer Commanding
Fg Off K T Thompson  7 Nov 1938  
Plt Off G T Dogshun 29 Nov 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

County Command/Group Units
Edinburgh, Scotland Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 603 (City of Edinburgh) (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr D M Fleming 30 Jan 1939 Officer Commanding
Fg Off K T Thompson  7 Nov 1938  
Plt Off G T Dogshun 29 Nov 1938  
Plt Off T G Pace 17 Feb 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

[Jul 1937 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

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