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RAF Usworth Personnel


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

Date Unit To/From/Formed
17 Mar 1930 No 607 Sqn Formed
26 Feb 1937 No 103 Sqn From Andover

July 1937

 

County Command/Group Units
Sunderland, County Durham Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 103 (Bomber) Squadron

Lodger unit (No 12 (Fighter) Group): -

  • No 607 (County of Durham) (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr G Y Tyrrell 29 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding, MC
Fg Off G A Atkinson   Assistant Adjutant, late RAF

Equipment Branch

Fg Off F G Metcalf  2 Mar 1937  
  A H Erskine Lindop   MC (Ret)

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt R Trippett  2 Feb 1937  
Plt Off J B H Hobin 28 Apr 1937  

Education Officer

Mr E G Dunstan  1 Feb 1937 BSc

Warrant Officers

WO I G F Dell  5 Mar 1937  
WO I G Pearce 16 Feb 1937  
WO I W Wolfenden 12 Mar 1937  

 

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

County Command/Group Units
Sunderland, County Durham Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 103 (Bomber) Squadron

Lodger unit (No 12 (Fighter) Group): -

  • No 607 (County of Durham) (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr G Y Tyrrell 29 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding, MC
Plt Off G F Brotchie 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off E W Yates 13 Jun 1938  
Flt Lt J R Stewart   Adjutant, RAFO
Fg Off G A Atkinson   Assistant Adjutant, late RAF

Equipment Branch

Flt Lt R E P Paynter  7 Mar 1938  
Fg Off (Ret) C Reynolds    
Lt (Ret) H F S Lowthorpe-Lutwidge   RN

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt R Trippett  2 Feb 1937  
Lt (Ret) W H Fiddler   Indian Army

Education Officer

Mr E G Dunstan  1 Feb 1937 BSc

Warrant Officers

WO I G Pearce 16 Feb 1937  
WO I J A Williams 21 Sep 1937  
WO I T Shannon 29 Oct 1937  
WO I A C Howell 27 May 1938  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Date Unit To/From/Formed
2 Sep 1938 No 103 Sqn To Abingdon

January 1939

County Command/Group Units
Sunderland, County Durham Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 607 (County of Durham) (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Sqn Ldr Herbert W Mermagen 10 Oct 1938 Officer Commanding (Acting?); later A/Cdre
Plt Off G F Brotchie 13 Jun 1938  
Fg Off G A Atkinson   Assistant Adjutant, late RAF

Equipment Officer

Fg Off (Ret) C Reynolds    

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt R Trippett  2 Feb 1937  

Dental Branch

Flt Lt E Martin  7 Oct 1938 LDS

Education Officer

Mr E G Dunstan  1 Feb 1937 BSc

Warrant Officers

WO G Pearce 16 Feb 1937  
WO T Shannon 29 Oct 1937  
WO A C Howell 27 May 1938

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

County Command/Group Units
Sunderland, County Durham Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 607 (County of Durham) (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Sqn Ldr Herbert W Mermagen 10 Oct 1938 Officer Commanding (Acting?); later A/Cdre
Fg Off J C Boulter 30 Jan 1939  
Plt Off J B W Humpherson  2 Feb 1939  
Flt Lt J M Evans   RAFO

Equipment Officer

Lt (Ret) W H Fiddler   Indian Army, MBE

Accountant Officer

Flt Lt R Trippett  2 Feb 1937  

Medical Branch

Fg Off E B Bright 15 Feb 1939 MB, ChB

Dental Branch

Flt Lt J F M Sampson  9 Feb 1939 LDS

Education Officer

Mr E G Dunstan  1 Feb 1937 BSc

Warrant Officers

WO T Shannon 29 Oct 1937  
WO A C Howell 27 May 1938

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

County Command/Group Units
Sunderland, County Durham Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 607 (County of Durham) (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Sqn Ldr Herbert W Mermagen 10 Oct 1938 Officer Commanding (Acting?); later A/Cdre
Fg Off J C Boulter 30 Jan 1939  
Plt Off J B W Humpherson  2 Feb 1939  
Flt Lt J M Evans   RAFO

Equipment Officer

Lt (Ret) W H Fiddler   Indian Army, MBE

Accountant Officer

Flt Lt R Trippett  2 Feb 1937  

Medical Branch

Fg Off E B Bright 15 Feb 1939 MB, ChB

Dental Branch

Flt Lt J F M Sampson  9 Feb 1939 LDS

Education Officer

Mr E G Dunstan  1 Feb 1937 BSc

Warrant Officers

WO A C Howell 27 May 1938

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

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