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No 40 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


[Jul 1928 | Jul 1929 | Jul 1930 | Jul 1931 | Jul 1932 | Jul 1933 | Jan 1934 | Jul 1934 | Jul 1935 | Jul 1936 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Reformed at RAF Upper Heyford on 1 April 1931 equipped with Fairey Gordons.

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Gordon RAF Upper Heyford ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

Gordon I of No 40 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Malcolm L Taylor

 1 Apr 1931 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Robert J H Holland 14 Apr 1931  
Flt Lt John E L Drabble  1 Apr 1931  
Flt Lt Percy Hill  1 Apr 1931  
Fg Off Henry V L'Amy 20 Apr 1931  
Fg Off George Calvert  5 May 1931  
Fg Off Adam C Bailey  1 Apr 1931  
Fg Off Vincent A Dawson  1 Apr 1931  
Fg Off Edgar G Reed  5 May 1931  
Plt Off Robert B  Whittingham  5 May 1931  

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0 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Gordon RAF Upper Heyford ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Malcolm L Taylor

 1 Apr 1931 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Robert J H Holland 14 Apr 1931  
Flt Lt John E L Drabble  1 Apr 1931  
Flt Lt Christopher C Edwards 18 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Hugh P Wilson  4 Feb 1932 Armament duties
Fg Off Lionel F H Orr  1 Oct 1932  
Fg Off Henry V L'Amy 20 Apr 1931  
Fg Off Norman C M Styche 23 Jun 1931  
Plt Off Ambrose Taylor  8 Sep 1931  
Plt Off Owen P E Williams 29 Dec 1931  
Plt Off William H N Turner 25 Jul 1931  
Plt Off Robert H Page 25 Jul 1931  
Plt Off George W Montagu  19 Dec 1931  

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6 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Gordon RAF Abingdon ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Malcolm L Taylor

 1 Apr 1931 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Robert J H Holland 14 Apr 1931  
Flt Lt Adrian W Franklyn 16 Feb 1933 MC
Flt Lt Eric C Delamain 24 Aug 1932 MC
Fg Off Henry V L'Amy 20 Apr 1931  
Fg Off Norman C M Styche 23 Jun 1931  
Fg Off Clifford G Skinner 20 May 1933  
Fg Off Richard G Shaw 20 Jun 1932  
Fg Off Owen P E Williams 29 Dec 1931  
Fg Off Walter J Small 18 May 1932  
Fg Off Richard G M Apthorp 20 Jun 1932  
Plt Off Arthur W Sweeney 19 Dec 1932  
Plt Off George W Montagu  19 Dec 1931  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Charles F Glenn  1 Dec 1932  

-

8 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Gordon RAF Abingdon ADGB/Central Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Malcolm L Taylor

 1 Apr 1931 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Robert J H Holland 14 Apr 1931  
Flt Lt Adrian W Franklyn 16 Feb 1933 MC
Flt Lt Eric C Delamain 24 Aug 1932 MC
Fg Off Henry V L'Amy 20 Apr 1931  
Fg Off William C Pitts  9 Oct 1933  
Fg Off Clifford G Skinner 20 May 1933 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Richard G Shaw 20 Jun 1932  
Fg Off Walter J Small 18 May 1932  
Fg Off Richard G M Apthorp 20 Jun 1932  
Fg Off Arthur W Sweeney 19 Dec 1932  
Plt Off Hugh J F Le Good 20 Aug 1933  
Plt Off James O Carter 16 Sep 1933  
Plt Off John C Evans 16 Sep 1933  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Charles F Glenn  1 Dec 1932  

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6 Airmen Pilots

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Gordon RAF Abingdon ADGB/Central Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Edward I Bussell

 1 Apr 1934 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Harry A G Comerford 15 Mar 1934  
Flt Lt Adrian W Franklyn 16 Feb 1933 MC
Flt Lt Eric C Delamain 24 Aug 1932 MC
Fg Off Clifford G Skinner 20 May 1933 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Walter J Small 18 May 1932  
Fg Off Richard G M Apthorp 20 Jun 1932  
Plt Off Hugh J F Le Good 20 Aug 1933  
Plt Off John C Evans 16 Sep 1933  
Plt Off Gordon Thripp 16 Dec 1933  
Plt Off Geoffrey A Mills 16 Dec 1933  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Charles F Glenn  1 Dec 1932  

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6 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Gordon RAF Abingdon ADGB/Central Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Edward I Bussell

 1 Apr 1934 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Christopher N H Bilney

 5 Feb 1935 later AVM
Flt Lt Cecil Guppy 30 Nov 1934  
Flt Lt Augustus A Jones  4 Oct 1934  
Fg Off Walter J Small 18 May 1932  
Fg Off Hugh J F Le Good 20 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Alexander Ross  5 Mar 1935  
Plt Off Desmond E Cattell  4 Mar 1935  
Plt Off John W Hathorn 16 Feb 1935  
Warrant Officers
WO Frederick C Root  8 Apr 1931  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Charles F Glenn  1 Dec 1932  

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6 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Between November 1935 and March 1936  the squadron operated Hart Specials

Hawker Hart (Special) of No 40 Squadron

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind (from Mar 1936) RAF Abingdon ADGB/No 1 (Bomber) Group

Hawker Hind of No 40 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur P Ledger

 6 Aug  1935 Officer Commanding, MBE; later AVM
Flt Lt F H Shales 17 Feb 1935  
Fg Off Basil V Robinson 15 Aug 1935  
Plt Off John W Hathorn 16 Feb 1935  
Plt Off John W Bayley 27 Jul 1935  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Charles F Glenn  1 Dec 1932  

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6 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind RAF Abingdon Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr A H H MacDonald 18 Dec 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt D Addenbrooke  1 Jun 1937  
Flt Lt Dudley G Lewis  1 Jun 1937 later A/Cdre
Plt Off John W Hathorn 16 Feb 1935  
Plt Off W G Moseby 28 Jul 1936  
Plt Off L E Abel 13 Jul 1936  
Plt Off L D Wilson 19 Dec 1936  
Plt Off T N Partridge 24 Aug 1936  
Plt Off G W C Gleed  1 Apr 1937  
Plt Off W W Macfarlane 21 Feb 1937  
APO A G Griffin 24 Apr 1937  
APO A E Thompson 24 Apr 1937  
APO R H Batt 22 May 1937  
APO D F Elliot 22 May 1937  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Charles F Glenn  1 Dec 1932  

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6 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind RAF Abingdon Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr H C Parker  7 Feb 1938 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off L E Abel 13 Jul 1936  
Plt Off L D Wilson 19 Dec 1936  
Plt Off G W C Gleed  1 Apr 1937  
Plt Off W W Macfarlane 21 Feb 1937  
Plt Off R H Batt 22 May 1937  
Plt Off R Moseby 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off R McL Burns 18 Dec 1937  
APO A S Gilbert 26 Mar 1938 RAFO
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Charles F Glenn  1 Dec 1932  

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5 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I (from Jul 1938) RAF Abingdon Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

Battle I

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr H C Parker  7 Feb 1938 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off W G Moseby 28 Jul 1936 Navigation duties
Fg Off L E Abel 13 Jul 1936  
Fg Off L D Wilson 19 Dec 1936  
Fg Off G W C Gleed  1 Apr 1937  
Fg Off W W Macfarlane 21 Feb 1937  
Plt Off R H Batt 22 May 1937  
Plt Off R McL Burns 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off C W Bromley 15 Jun 1938  
Plt Off P J H Rowan  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off R H Jacoby 21 Jun 1938  
Plt Off J E Edwards  6 Sep 1938  
Plt Off R L C Todd 30 Sep 1938  
Plt Off F R McAuliffe 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off P F T Wakeford 20 Aug 1938  
APO K Bell 29 Oct 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I RAF Abingdon Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr H C Parker  7 Feb 1938 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt W G Moseby 28 Jul 1936 Navigation duties
Fg Off L E Abel 13 Jul 1936  
Fg Off L D Wilson 19 Dec 1936  
Fg Off G W C Gleed  1 Apr 1937  
Fg Off H L Smeddie 15 Feb 1939  
Plt Off R H Batt 22 May 1937  
Plt Off R McL Burns 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off C W Bromley 15 Jun 1938  
Plt Off P J H Rowan  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off R H Jacoby 21 Jun 1938  
Plt Off J E Edwards  6 Sep 1938  
Plt Off R L C Todd 30 Sep 1938  
Plt Off F R McAuliffe 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off P F T Wakeford 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off I P Hinton 28 Jan 1939  
Plt Off B I M Skidmore 28 Jan 1939  
Plt Off J C Stevenson 28 Jan 1939  
Plt Off G D Hill 28 Jan 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I RAF Abingdon Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr H C Parker  7 Feb 1938 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr E C Barlow  7 Feb 1939
Act Flt Lt W G Moseby 28 Jul 1936 Navigation duties
Act Flt Lt L E Abel 13 Jul 1936  
Fg Off L D Wilson 19 Dec 1936  
Fg Off G W C Gleed  1 Apr 1937  
Fg Off H L Smeddie 15 Feb 1939  
Plt Off R H Batt 22 May 1937  
Plt Off R McL Burns 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off C W Bromley 15 Jun 1938  
Plt Off P J H Rowan  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off R H Jacoby 21 Jun 1938  
Plt Off J E Edwards  6 Sep 1938  
Plt Off R L C Todd 30 Sep 1938  
Plt Off F R McAuliffe 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off P F T Wakeford 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off I P Hinton 28 Jan 1939  
Plt Off B I M Skidmore 28 Jan 1939  
Plt Off J C Stevenson 28 Jan 1939  
Plt Off G D Hill 28 Jan 1939  
Plt Off K Bell 21 Mar 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Re-equipment and movement dates are based on those shown in 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

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