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RAF Waddington Personnel


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

Date Unit To/From/Formed
5 Oct 1926 No 503 Sqn Formed
3 May 1937 No 50 Sqn Formed
18 May 1937 No 110 Sqn Formed

July 1937

 

County Command/Group Units
near Lincoln, Lincolnshire Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 50 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 110 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 503 (County of Lincoln) (Bomber) Squadron

  • Air Ministry W/T Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr P H Cummings 24 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt R C Bryant   Assistant Adjutant, RAFO

Equipment Branch

Sqn Ldr C H Pownall  1 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt T A Head 12 Mar 1937  
Capt (Ret) A F Best   MC

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt F Rigby  5 Mar 1937  
Capt (Ret) E H Mann   MC

Education Officer

Capt H A Stokes 1 Mar 1937 Grade III, MA

Warrant Officer

WO I C Oakley 20 Apr 1937  
WO I J C Marshall 24 Apr 1937  
WO I J H J Williams 13 May 1937  

 

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Date Unit To/From/Formed
16 Jun 1937 No 44 Sqn From Andover

July 1938

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

  • No 44 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 50 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 110 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 503 (County of Lincoln) (Bomber) Squadron

  • Air Ministry W/T Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr P H Cummings 24 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt J H Page   Adjutant, RAFO
Flt Lt R C Bryant   Assistant Adjutant, RAFO
Flt Lt (Ret) F J Knowler   Engineer duties

Equipment Branch

Sqn Ldr C H Pownall  1 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt (Ret) B T Crook    
Capt (Ret) A F Best   MC

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt F Rigby  5 Mar 1937  
Capt (Ret) E H Mann   MC

Medical Branch

Fg Off H C de B milne 11 Feb 1938 MRCS, LRCP

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off W J S Barnard 29 July 1937  

Commissioned Armament Officer

Fg Off W Robinson 16 Aug 1937  

Education Officer

Capt H A Stokes 1 Mar 1937 Grade III, MA
Mr J J Crampton    

Warrant Officer

WO I C Oakley 20 Apr 1937  
WO I A B Lloyd  1 Oct 1937  
WO I J H J Williams 13 May 1937  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Date Unit To/From/Formed
1 Nov 1938 No 503 Sqn Disbanded

January 1939

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

  • No 44 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 50 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 110 (Bomber) Squadron

  • Air Ministry W/T Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr W J Daddo-Langlois 13 Jul 1938 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr R G Harman  1 Nov 1938  
Flt Lt M Dawnay 24 Jul 1938 Signals duties
Flt Lt J H Page   Adjutant, RAFO
Flt Lt R C Bryant   Assistant Adjutant, RAFO
Flt Lt (Ret) F J Knowler   Engineer duties
Flt Lt H E Sales   RAFO
Maj (Ret) G Forrest   Indian Army

Equipment Branch

Flt Lt R E P Paynter 238 Sep 1938 DCM
Flt Lt (Ret) B T Crook    
Capt (Ret) A F Best   MC

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt F Rigby  5 Mar 1937  
Lt Cdr (Ret) E V B Baker   RN

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off W J S Barnard 29 July 1937  

Commissioned Armament Officer

Fg Off W Robinson 16 Aug 1937  

Education Officer

Capt H A Stokes 1 Mar 1937 Grade III, MA

Warrant Officer

WO C Oakley 20 Apr 1937  
WO W H Brett 25 Apr 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

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

  • No 44 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 50 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 110 (Bomber) Squadron

  • Air Ministry W/T Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr

Leonard H Cockey

13 Jul 1938 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr R G Harman  1 Nov 1938  
Flt Lt M Dawnay 24 Jul 1938 Signals duties
Flt Lt J H Page   Adjutant, RAFO
Flt Lt R C Bryant   Assistant Adjutant, RAFO
Flt Lt (Ret) F J Knowler   Engineer duties
Flt Lt H E Sales   RAFO
Flt Lt G E E Singleton   RAFO
Maj (Ret) G Forrest   Indian Army

Equipment Branch

APO J C Blyth 28 Nov 1938  
Flt Lt (Ret) B T Crook    

Accountant Branch

Fg Off R P Burtt 28 Dec 1938  
Lt Cdr (Ret) E V B Baker   RN

Medical Branch

Fg Off N Hamlin  2 Jan 1939 MRCS, LRCP

Commissioned Armament Officer

Fg Off W Robinson 16 Aug 1937  

Education Officer

Capt H A Stokes 1 Mar 1937 Grade III, MA

Warrant Officer

WO F J Tonkin 16 Feb 1939  
WO J T O Collins 27 Jan 1939  
WO W H Brett 25 Apr 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Date Unit To/From/Formed
11 May 1939 No 110 Sqn To Wattisham
15 Apr 1939 'F' MU From Kenley

May 1939

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

  • No 44 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 50 (Bomber) Squadron

  • Air Ministry W/T Station

Lodger Unit (No 40 (Maintenance) Group: -

  • 'F' Maintenance Unit

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr

Leonard H Cockey

13 Jul 1938 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr R G Harman  1 Nov 1938  
Flt Lt M Dawnay 24 Jul 1938 Signals duties
Flt Lt J H Page   Adjutant, RAFO
Flt Lt R C Bryant   Assistant Adjutant, RAFO
Maj (Ret) G Forrest   Indian Army
Flt Lt H E Sales   RAFO
Flt Lt G E E Singleton   RAFO

Equipment Branch

APO J C Blyth 28 Nov 1938  
Flt Lt (Ret) B T Crook    

Accountant Branch

Fg Off R P Burtt 28 Dec 1938  
Lt Cdr (Ret) E V B Baker   RN

Medical Branch

Fg Off N Hamlin  2 Jan 1939 MRCS, LRCP

Commissioned Armament Officer

Fg Off W Robinson 16 Aug 1937  

Education Officer

Capt H A Stokes 1 Mar 1937 Grade III, MA

Warrant Officer

WO F J Tonkin 16 Feb 1939  
WO R C Woodthorpe 28 Feb 1939  
WO J T O Collins 27 Jan 1939  
WO W H Brett 25 Apr 1938  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

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