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No 601 (County of London) Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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Formed on 14 October 1925 at RAF Northolt as part of the Auxiliary Air Force.  It was manned by part time Auxiliary Air Force personnel assisted by a small permanent staff.  Auxiliary Air Force Officers shown in italics.

March 1926

 

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro 504

De Havilland DH9A

Northolt HQ Special Reserve and Auxiliary Air Force

DH 9A of No 601 Squadron

Avro 504K

Avro 504N

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Lord Edward A Grosvenor  1 Aug 1925 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

Horace G Bowen

14 Oct 1925 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off William B Francis 16 Nov 1925  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt James D  Driberg 26 Jan 1926 OBE, MC, FRCS

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro 504

De Havilland DH9A

Northolt HQ Special Reserve and Auxiliary Air Force

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Lord Edward A Grosvenor  1 Aug 1925 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

Horace G Bowen

14 Oct 1925 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Henry B Pett  5 Apr 1926 MC
Plt Off Edward D W Reid 11 May 1926  
Stores Branch
Fg Off William B Francis 16 Nov 1925  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Douglas H W Arnot 27 Apr 1926  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt James D  Driberg 26 Jan 1926 OBE, MC, FRCS

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

 

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro 504

De Havilland DH9A

RAF Hendon HQ Special Reserve and Auxiliary Air Force

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Lord Edward A Grosvenor  1 Aug 1925 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

Horace G Bowen

14 Oct 1925 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Henry B Pett  5 Apr 1926 MC
Flt Lt Stanley B Collett  6 Jul 1926  
Flt Lt Robert A Grosvenor 27 Jul 1926 MC
Plt Off Edward D W Reid 11 May 1926  
Plt Off John J Parkes 13 Jul 1926  
Plt Off Norman H Jones 20 Jul 1926  
Plt Off Henry N St V Norman 20 Jul 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Rupert Bellville 10 Aug 1926  
Plt Off John S Schreber 14 Aug 1926  
Stores Branch
Fg Off William F Langdon 12 Sep 1926 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Douglas H W Arnot 27 Apr 1926  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt James D  Driberg 26 Jan 1926 OBE, MC, FRCS

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
18 Jan 1927 RAF Hendon

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro 504

De Havilland DH9A

RAF Hendon ADGB/Air Defence Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Lord Edward A Grosvenor  1 Aug 1925 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

Horace G Bowen

14 Oct 1925 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Henry B Pett  5 Apr 1926 MC
Flt Lt Stanley B Collett  6 Jul 1926  
Flt Lt Robert A Grosvenor 27 Jul 1926 MC
Plt Off Edward D W Reid 11 May 1926  
Plt Off John J Parkes 13 Jul 1926  
Plt Off Henry N St V Norman 20 Jul 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Norman H Jones 20 Jul 1926  
Plt Off Rupert Bellville 10 Aug 1926  
Plt Off John S Schreber 14 Aug 1926  
Plt Off Robert I Forbes-Leith 17 Aug 1926  
Plt Off Ashley G Howard 25 Jan 1927  
Stores Branch
Fg Off William F Langdon 12 Sep 1926 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Douglas H W Arnot 27 Apr 1926  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt James D  Driberg 26 Jan 1926 OBE, MC, FRCS

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro 504

De Havilland DH9A

RAF Hendon ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Lord Edward A Grosvenor  1 Aug 1925 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

Henry N Thornton

14 Oct 1925 later AVM
Flt Lt Henry B Pett  5 Apr 1926 MC
Flt Lt Stanley B Collett  6 Jul 1926  
Flt Lt Robert A Grosvenor 27 Jul 1926 MC
Fg Off Geoffrey J C Mahoney 15 Jul 1927  
Fg Off Edward D W Reid 11 May 1926  
Fg Off John J Parkes 13 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Henry N St V Norman 20 Jul 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Norman H Jones 20 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Rupert Bellville 10 Aug 1926  
Fg Off John S Schreber 14 Aug 1926  
Fg Off Richard G Shaw 26 Mar 1928 DFC
Plt Off Ashley G Howard 25 Jan 1927  
Plt Off Thomas J R Cornewall-Walker 17 Aug 1926  
Plt Off Sydney A Moss  5 Aug 1928  
Stores Branch
Fg Off William F Langdon 12 Sep 1926 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Douglas H W Arnot 27 Apr 1926  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt James D  Driberg 26 Jan 1926 OBE, MC, FRCS

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro 504

De Havilland DH9A

RAF Hendon ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Lord Edward A Grosvenor  1 Aug 1925 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

Henry N Thornton

14 Oct 1925 later AVM
Flt Lt Stanley B Collett  6 Jul 1926  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Robert A Grosvenor 27 Jul 1926 MC
Fg Off Geoffrey J C Mahoney 15 Jul 1927  
Fg Off Edward D W Reid 11 May 1926  
Fg Off John J Parkes 13 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Henry N St V Norman 20 Jul 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Norman H Jones 20 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Rupert Bellville 10 Aug 1926  
Fg Off John S Schreber 14 Aug 1926  
Fg Off Richard G Shaw 26 Mar 1928 DFC
Fg Off Ashley G Howard 25 Jan 1927  
Plt Off Thomas J R Cornewall-Walker 17 Aug 1926  
Plt Off Sydney A Moss  5 Aug 1928  
Plt Off Eric A Huntingdon-Whiteley  7 Jun 1928  
Plt Off William E Windham 26 Jun 1928  
Plt Off Iain A Murray 17 Jul 1928  
Stores Branch
Fg Off William F Langdon 12 Sep 1926 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Douglas H W Arnot 27 Apr 1926  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt James D  Driberg 26 Jan 1926 OBE, MC, FRCS

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro 504

De Havilland DH9A

RAF Hendon ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Lord Edward A Grosvenor  1 Aug 1925 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

Henry N Thornton

14 Oct 1925 later AVM
Flt Lt Stanley B Collett  6 Jul 1926  
Flt Lt Edward D W Reid 11 May 1926  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Robert A Grosvenor 27 Jul 1926 MC
Fg Off Geoffrey J C Mahoney 15 Jul 1927  
Fg Off John J Parkes 13 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Henry N St V Norman 20 Jul 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Norman H Jones 20 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Rupert Bellville 10 Aug 1926  
Fg Off John S Schreber 14 Aug 1926  
Fg Off Richard G Shaw 26 Mar 1928 DFC
Fg Off Ashley G Howard 25 Jan 1927  
Plt Off Thomas J R Cornewall-Walker 17 Aug 1926  
Plt Off Eric A Huntingdon-Whiteley  7 Jun 1928  
Plt Off William E Windham 26 Jun 1928  
Plt Off Iain A Murray 17 Jul 1928  
Plt Off Brian S Thynne 30 Mar 1930  
Plt Off Peter Du Cane 12 Apr 1929  
Stores Branch
Fg Off William F Langdon 12 Sep 1926 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Douglas H W Arnot 27 Apr 1926  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt James D  Driberg 26 Jan 1926 OBE, MC, FRCS

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro 504

Westland Wapiti (from Nov 1929)

RAF Hendon ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

Wapiti IIA of No 601 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr The Rt Hon Sir Philip Sassoon 23 Sep 1929 Officer Commanding, Bart, GBE, CMG, MP
Flt Lt

Henry N Thornton

14 Oct 1925 later AVM
Flt Lt Stanley B Collett  6 Jul 1926  
Flt Lt John J Parkes 13 Jul 1926  
Flt Lt Henry N St V Norman 20 Jul 1926 later A/Cdre
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Robert A Grosvenor 27 Jul 1926 MC
Fg Off John W Gillan 16 Dec 1929  
Fg Off Norman H Jones 20 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Rupert Bellville 10 Aug 1926  
Fg Off John S Schreber 14 Aug 1926  
Fg Off Richard G Shaw 26 Mar 1928 DFC
Fg Off Ashley G Howard 25 Jan 1927  
Fg Off Thomas J R Cornewall-Walker 17 Aug 1926  
Fg Off Iain A Murray 17 Jul 1928  
Fg Off William E Windham 26 Jun 1928  
Hon Fg Off (Plt Off) Peter Du Cane 12 Apr 1929  
Plt Off Eric A Huntingdon-Whiteley  7 Jun 1928  
Plt Off Brian S Thynne 30 Mar 1930  
Plt Off Thomas L E B Guinness 31 Mar 1929  
Plt Off Nigel R W Seely  9 Apr 1929  
Plt Off Hon George R Ward 27 Jun 1929  
Plt Off Robert Y Sanders  8 Aug 1929  
Plt Off Hon William D S Montagu 12 Feb 1930  
Stores Branch
Fg Off William F Langdon 12 Sep 1926 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Douglas H W Arnot 27 Apr 1926  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Edward D W Reid 11 May 1926 MB

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

August 1930

Source - August 1930 Air Force List

September 1930

Source - September 1930 Air Force List

October 1930

Source - October 1930 Air Force List

November 1930

Source - November 1930 Air Force List

December 1930

Source - December 1930 Air Force List

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro 504

Westland Wapiti

RAF Hendon ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon Sir Samuel G Hoare 11 Nov 1930 Bart, GBE, CMG, DL, JP, MP
Sqn Ldr The Rt Hon Sir Philip Sassoon 23 Sep 1929 Officer Commanding, Bart, GBE, CMG, MP
Flt Lt

Dermot A Boyle

 5 Jan 1931 later MRAF
Flt Lt Stanley B Collett  6 Jul 1926  
Flt Lt John J Parkes 13 Jul 1926  
Flt Lt Henry N St V Norman 20 Jul 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Norman H Jones 20 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Rupert Bellville 10 Aug 1926  
Fg Off Richard G Shaw 26 Mar 1928 DFC
Fg Off Ashley G Howard 25 Jan 1927  
Fg Off Thomas J R Cornewall-Walker 17 Aug 1926  
Fg Off Iain A Murray 17 Jul 1928  
Fg Off Peter Du Cane 12 Apr 1929  
Fg Off Brian S Thynne 30 Mar 1930  
Fg Off Thomas L E B Guinness 31 Mar 1929  
Fg Off Nigel R W Seely  9 Apr 1929  
Fg Off Hon George R Ward 27 Jun 1929  
Plt Off George R A Elsmie 13 Apr 1931  
Plt Off Hon William D S Montagu 12 Feb 1930  
Plt Off Alfred C M Jackaman  3 May 1930  
Plt Off Hon Edward F Ward 29 Nov 1930  
Plt Off Robert J Holland  3 Apr 1931  
Stores Branch
Fg Off William F Langdon 12 Sep 1926 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Plt Off John G S Donaldson 19 Feb 1931  

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Westland Wapiti

RAF Hendon

Town HQ - 54 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, W11

ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon Sir Philip Sassoon  3 Jun 1932 Honorary Air Commodore, Bart, GBE, CMG, MP
Sqn Ldr Henry N St V Norman 20 Jul 1926 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Dermot A Boyle

 5 Jan 1931 later MRAF
Flt Lt Richard G Shaw 26 Mar 1928 DFC
Flt Lt John J Parkes 13 Jul 1926  
Fg Off George R A Elsmie 13 Apr 1931  
Fg Off Rupert Bellville 10 Aug 1926  
Fg Off Iain A Murray 17 Jul 1928  
Fg Off Brian S Thynne 30 Mar 1930  
Fg Off Thomas L E B Guinness 31 Mar 1929 MP
Fg Off Nigel R W Seely  9 Apr 1929  
Fg Off Hon William D S Montagu 12 Feb 1930  
Fg Off Alfred C M Jackaman  3 May 1930  
Plt Off Robert J Holland  3 Apr 1931  
Plt Off Viscount Knebworth 25 Aug 1931 MP
Plt Off Peter J Clive 27 Sep 1931  
Plt Off Craven G Hohler  7 Mar 1932  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off John G S Donaldson 19 Feb 1931  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Terence E Cawthorne  1 May 1931 FRCS, LRCP

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Hart (from Feb 1933)

RAF Hendon

Town HQ - 54 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, W11

ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

Hawker Hart of No 601 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon Sir Philip Sassoon  3 Jun 1932 Honorary Air Commodore, Bart, GBE, CMG, MP
Sqn Ldr Henry N St V Norman 20 Jul 1926 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Eric R C Hobson  7 Mar 1932 DFC
Flt Lt Richard G Shaw 26 Mar 1928 DFC
Flt Lt John J Parkes 13 Jul 1926  
Flt Lt Brian S Thynne 30 Mar 1930  
Fg Off George R A Elsmie 13 Apr 1931  
Fg Off Rupert Bellville 10 Aug 1926  
Fg Off Iain A Murray 17 Jul 1928  
Fg Off Thomas L E B Guinness 31 Mar 1929 MP
Fg Off Nigel R W Seely  9 Apr 1929  
Fg Off Hon William D S Montagu 12 Feb 1930  
Fg Off Alfred C M Jackaman  3 May 1930  
Fg Off Robert J Holland  3 Apr 1931  
Plt Off Peter J Clive 27 Sep 1931  
Plt Off Craven G Hohler  7 Mar 1932  
Plt Off Roger J Bushell 10 Aug 1932  
Plt Off Reginald A Farquhar  4 Nov 1932  
Plt Off Anthony P Gray  5 Nov 1932  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt George Baker  1 Feb 1932  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart RAF Hendon

Town HQ - 54 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, W11

ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon Sir Philip Sassoon  3 Jun 1932 Honorary Air Commodore, Bart, GBE, CMG, MP
Sqn Ldr Henry N St V Norman 20 Jul 1926 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

John G Hawtrey

 8 Jul 1933 later AVM
Flt Lt Richard G Shaw 26 Mar 1928 DFC
Flt Lt Brian S Thynne 30 Mar 1930  
Fg Off George R A Elsmie 13 Apr 1931  
Fg Off Thomas L E B Guinness 31 Mar 1929 MP
Fg Off Nigel R W Seely  9 Apr 1929  
Fg Off Hon William D S Montagu 12 Feb 1930  
Fg Off Alfred C M Jackaman  3 May 1930  
Fg Off Robert J Holland  3 Apr 1931  
Fg Off Peter J Clive 27 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Craven G Hohler  7 Mar 1932  
Plt Off Roger J Bushell 10 Aug 1932  
Plt Off Anthony P Gray  5 Nov 1932  
Plt Off Anthony C W Norman 25 Jul 1933  
Plt Off Roger A E Luard 24 Nov 1933  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt George Baker  1 Feb 1932  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Hart

RAF Hendon

Town HQ - 54 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, W11

ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon Sir Philip Sassoon  3 Jun 1932 Honorary Air Commodore, Bart, GBE, CMG, MP
Sqn Ldr Henry N St V Norman 20 Jul 1926 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

John G Hawtrey

 8 Jul 1933 later AVM
Flt Lt Richard G Shaw 26 Mar 1928 DFC
Flt Lt Nigel R W Seely  9 Apr 1929  
Flt Lt Brian S Thynne 30 Mar 1930  
Fg Off George R A Elsmie 13 Apr 1931  
Fg Off Hon William D S Montagu 12 Feb 1930  
Fg Off Alfred C M Jackaman  3 May 1930  
Fg Off Robert J Holland  3 Apr 1931  
Fg Off Peter J Clive 27 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Craven G Hohler  7 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Roger J Bushell 10 Aug 1932  
Plt Off Anthony P Gray  5 Nov 1932  
Plt Off Anthony C W Norman 25 Jul 1933  
Plt Off Roger A E Luard 24 Nov 1933  
Plt Off Paul R Foley 20 Mar 1934  
Plt Off John G Grace 21 Mar 1934  
Plt Off George H Mansell 27 Apr 1934  
Plt Off Michael F Peacock 29 May 1934  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Reginald W Stewart  25 Feb 1934  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Hart

RAF Hendon

Town HQ - 54 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, W11

ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon Sir Philip Sassoon  3 Jun 1932 Honorary Air Commodore, Bart, GBE, CMG, MP
Sqn Ldr Richard G Shaw 26 Mar 1928 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt

John G Hawtrey

 8 Jul 1933 later AVM
Flt Lt Nigel R W Seely  9 Apr 1929  
Flt Lt Brian S Thynne 30 Mar 1930  
Fg Off

Thomas A B Parselle

25 Nov 1934 later AVM
Fg Off Robert J Holland  3 Apr 1931  
Fg Off Peter J Clive 27 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Craven G Hohler  7 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Roger J Bushell 10 Aug 1932  
Fg Off Anthony P Gray  5 Nov 1932  
Fg Off Anthony C W Norman 25 Jul 1933  
Plt Off Roger A E Luard 24 Nov 1933  
Plt Off Paul R Foley 20 Mar 1934  
Plt Off John G Grace 21 Mar 1934  
Plt Off George H Mansell 27 Apr 1934  
Plt Off Michael F Peacock 29 May 1934  
Plt Off James H Little 25 Jul 1934  
Plt Off Henry S Cavendish  4 Aug 1934  
Plt Off Peter B Robinson  5 Aug 1934  
Plt Off Sir Archibald P Hope 25 Jan 1935 Bt
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Reginald W Stewart  25 Feb 1934  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Harold W Walter 12 Dec 1931 MB, BS

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Hart

RAF Hendon

Town HQ - 54 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, W11

ADGB/No 6 (Auxiliary) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon Sir Philip Sassoon  3 Jun 1932 Honorary Air Commodore, Bart, GBE, CMG, MP
Sqn Ldr Brian S Thynne 30 Mar 1930 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr

John G Hawtrey

 8 Jul 1933 later AVM
Fg Off C R J Pink  6 May 1936  
Fg Off Peter J Clive 27 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Roger J Bushell 10 Aug 1932  
Fg Off Anthony P Gray  5 Nov 1932  
Fg Off Anthony C W Norman 25 Jul 1933  
Fg Off Roger A E Luard 24 Nov 1933  
Fg Off Paul R Foley 20 Mar 1934  
Fg Off Michael F Peacock 29 May 1934  
Fg Off Peter B Robinson  5 Aug 1934  
Fg Off James H Little 25 Jul 1934  
Plt Off John G Grace 21 Mar 1934  
Plt Off George H Mansell 27 Apr 1934  
Plt Off Henry S Cavendish  4 Aug 1934  
Plt Off Sir Archibald P Hope 25 Jan 1935 Bt
Plt Off William P Clyde 30 Jul 1935  
Plt Off Hon Maxwell Aitken 11 Sep 1935  
Plt Off Clement R Sarel  8 Oct 1935  
Plt Off S H Gilliat 28 Oct 1935  
Plt Off W F Carnaby  3 Jan 1936  
Plt Off C J Donovan 11 Apr 1936  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Reginald W Stewart  25 Feb 1934  
Medical Branch
Fg Off John H Williams 11 Sep 1934 MRCS, LRCP

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Hart

RAF Hendon

Town HQ - 54 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, W11

Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon Sir Philip Sassoon  3 Jun 1932 Honorary Air Commodore, Bart, GBE, CMG, MP
Sqn Ldr Brian S Thynne 30 Mar 1930 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr J W Gillan 16 Dec 1936  
Flt Lt Roger J Bushell 10 Aug 1932  
Flt Lt Anthony C W Norman 25 Jul 1933  
Fg Off C R J Pink  6 May 1936  
Fg Off Anthony P Gray  5 Nov 1932  
Fg Off Roger A E Luard 24 Nov 1933  
Fg Off Paul R Foley 20 Mar 1934  
Fg Off Michael F Peacock 29 May 1934  
Fg Off Peter B Robinson  5 Aug 1934  
Fg Off Henry S Cavendish  4 Aug 1934  
Fg Off Sir Archibald P Hope 25 Jan 1935 Bt
Fg Off William P Clyde 30 Jul 1935  
Fg Off Hon Maxwell Aitken 11 Sep 1935  
Plt Off George H Mansell 27 Apr 1934  
Plt Off Clement R Sarel  8 Oct 1935 Armament duties
Plt Off W F Carnaby  3 Jan 1936  
Plt Off C A Lee-Steere 31 Jul 1936  
Plt Off A M Crawley 31 Jul 1936  
Plt Off C R Davis  7 Aug 1936  
Plt Off Hon J Grimston 14 Jan 1937  
Plt Off G I Cuthbert 18 Mar 1937  
Plt Off C P Green 26 Mar 1937  
Plt Off G W S Cleaver  8 Apr 1937  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Reginald W Stewart  25 Feb 1934  
Capt (Ret) J J Westmoreland    
Medical Branch
Fg Off John H Williams 11 Sep 1934 MRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officer
WO C A J Goodfellow 10 Nov 1936  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Demon (from Aug 1937)

RAF Hendon

Town HQ - 54 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, W11

Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

Demon of No 601 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon Sir Philip Sassoon  3 Jun 1932 Honorary Air Commodore, Bart, GBE, CMG, MP
Sqn Ldr Brian S Thynne 30 Mar 1930 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt J R A Peel 23 Sep 1937  
Flt Lt D A Pemberton 23 Jul 1937  
Flt Lt Roger J Bushell 10 Aug 1932  
Flt Lt Anthony C W Norman 25 Jul 1933  
Flt Lt Roger A E Luard 24 Nov 1933  
Fg Off Paul R Foley 20 Mar 1934  
Fg Off Michael F Peacock 29 May 1934  
Fg Off Peter B Robinson  5 Aug 1934  
Fg Off J H Little 15 Nov 1937  
Fg Off Henry S Cavendish  4 Aug 1934  
Fg Off Sir Archibald P Hope 25 Jan 1935 Bt
Fg Off Hon Maxwell Aitken 11 Sep 1935  
Plt Off C A Lee-Steere 31 Jul 1936  
Plt Off A M Crawley 31 Jul 1936  
Plt Off C R Davis  7 Aug 1936  
Plt Off Hon J Grimston 14 Jan 1937  
Plt Off G I Cuthbert 18 Mar 1937  
Plt Off C P Green 26 Mar 1937  
Plt Off G W S Cleaver  8 Apr 1937  
Plt Off T G Waterlow 27 Apr 1937 Admin duties
Plt Off G R Branch  7 May 1937 EGM
Plt Off T E Hubbard  7 May 1937  
Plt Off B H Black 17 Jul 1937  
Plt Off W H Rhodes-Moorhouse 28 Jul 1938  
Plt Off H J Riddle 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off R M B Rowley 11 Feb 1938  
Plt Off C J H Riddle 14 Apr 1938  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt T Calcott   4 Apr 1938  
Medical Branch
Fg Off John H Williams 11 Sep 1934 MRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officer
WO C A J Goodfellow 10 Nov 1936  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Gloster Gauntlet (from Dec 1938)

Bristol Blenheim IF (from Jan 1939)

RAF Hendon

Town HQ - 54 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, W11

Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

Gauntlet II

Blenheim IF

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon Sir Philip Sassoon  3 Jun 1932 Honorary Air Commodore, Bart, GBE, CMG, MP
Sqn Ldr Brian S Thynne 30 Mar 1930 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt J R A Peel 23 Sep 1937  
Flt Lt Roger J Bushell 10 Aug 1932  
Flt Lt Paul R Foley 20 Mar 1934  
Flt Lt Roger A E Luard 24 Nov 1933  
Fg Off D Genders  7 Oct 1938  
Fg Off Michael F Peacock 29 May 1934  
Fg Off J H Little 15 Nov 1937  
Fg Off Henry S Cavendish  4 Aug 1934  
Fg Off Sir Archibald P Hope 25 Jan 1935 Bt
Fg Off Hon Maxwell Aitken 11 Sep 1935  
Fg Off C A Lee-Steere 31 Jul 1936  
Fg Off G W S Cleaver  8 Apr 1937  
Fg Off T G Waterlow 27 Apr 1937 Admin duties
Plt Off C R Davis  7 Aug 1936  
Plt Off Hon J Grimston 14 Jan 1937  
Plt Off G I Cuthbert 18 Mar 1937  
Plt Off C P Green 26 Mar 1937  
Plt Off G R Branch  7 May 1937 EGM
Plt Off T E Hubbard  7 May 1937  
Plt Off B H Black 17 Jul 1937  
Plt Off W H Rhodes-Moorhouse 28 Jul 1938  
Plt Off H J Riddle 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off R M B Rowley 11 Feb 1938  
Plt Off C J H Riddle 14 Apr 1938  
Plt Off R S Demetriadi 23 Jul 1938  
Equipment Branch
Flt Lt T Calcott   4 Apr 1938  
Medical Branch
Fg Off John H Williams 11 Sep 1934 MRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officer
WO W H Burdett 22 Nov 1934  
WO C A J Goodfellow 10 Nov 1936  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Bristol Blenheim IF

RAF Hendon

Town HQ - 54 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, W11

Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon Sir Philip Sassoon  3 Jun 1932 Honorary Air Commodore, Bart, GBE, CMG, MP
Sqn Ldr Brian S Thynne 30 Mar 1930 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt J R A Peel 23 Sep 1937  
Flt Lt Roger J Bushell 10 Aug 1932  
Flt Lt Paul R Foley 20 Mar 1934  
Flt Lt Roger A E Luard 24 Nov 1933  
Fg Off D Genders  7 Oct 1938  
Fg Off Michael F Peacock 29 May 1934  
Fg Off J H Little 15 Nov 1937  
Fg Off Henry S Cavendish  4 Aug 1934  
Fg Off Sir Archibald P Hope 25 Jan 1935 Bt
Fg Off Hon Maxwell Aitken 11 Sep 1935  
Fg Off C A Lee-Steere 31 Jul 1936  
Fg Off G W S Cleaver  8 Apr 1937  
Fg Off T G Waterlow 27 Apr 1937 Admin duties
Plt Off C R Davis  7 Aug 1936  
Plt Off G I Cuthbert 18 Mar 1937  
Plt Off C P Green 26 Mar 1937  
Plt Off G R Branch  7 May 1937 EGM
Plt Off T E Hubbard  7 May 1937  
Plt Off B H Black 17 Jul 1937  
Plt Off W H Rhodes-Moorhouse 28 Jul 1938  
Plt Off H J Riddle 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off R M B Rowley 11 Feb 1938  
Plt Off C J H Riddle 14 Apr 1938  
Plt Off R S Demetriadi 23 Jul 1938  
Plt Off W Rathbone  2 Nov 1938  
APO J M Hinds 23 Oct 1938  
APO J L Smithers 27 Nov 1938  
APO P W Dunning White 27 Nov 1938  
Equipment Branch
Flt Lt T Calcott   4 Apr 1938  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off J Liddell-Simpson 20 Jan 1939  
Medical Branch
Fg Off John H Williams 11 Sep 1934 MRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officer
WO C A J Goodfellow 10 Nov 1936  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Bristol Blenheim IF

RAF Hendon

Town HQ - 54 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, W11

Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon Sir Philip Sassoon  3 Jun 1932 Honorary Air Commodore, Bart, GBE, CMG, MP
Sqn Ldr Brian S Thynne 30 Mar 1930 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr J R A Peel 23 Sep 1937  
Flt Lt Roger J Bushell 10 Aug 1932  
Flt Lt Paul R Foley 20 Mar 1934  
Flt Lt Roger A E Luard 24 Nov 1933  
Fg Off D Genders  7 Oct 1938  
Fg Off Michael F Peacock 29 May 1934  
Fg Off J H Little 15 Nov 1937  
Fg Off Henry S Cavendish  4 Aug 1934  
Fg Off Sir Archibald P Hope 25 Jan 1935 Bt
Fg Off Hon Maxwell Aitken 11 Sep 1935  
Fg Off C A Lee-Steere 31 Jul 1936  
Fg Off G W S Cleaver  8 Apr 1937  
Fg Off T G Waterlow 27 Apr 1937 Admin duties
Fg Off W H Rhodes-Moorhouse 28 Jul 1938  
Fg Off H J Riddle 31 Jul 1937  
Fg Off G R Branch  7 May 1937 EGM
Fg Off T E Hubbard  7 May 1937  
Plt Off C R Davis  7 Aug 1936  
Plt Off G I Cuthbert 18 Mar 1937  
Plt Off C P Green 26 Mar 1937  
Plt Off B H Black 17 Jul 1937  
Plt Off R M B Rowley 11 Feb 1938  
Plt Off C J H Riddle 14 Apr 1938  
Plt Off R S Demetriadi 23 Jul 1938  
Plt Off W Rathbone  2 Nov 1938  
APO J M Hinds 23 Oct 1938  
APO J L Smithers 27 Nov 1938  
APO P W Dunning White 27 Nov 1938  
Equipment Branch
Flt Lt T Calcott   4 Apr 1938  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off J Liddell-Simpson 20 Jan 1939  
Medical Branch
Fg Off John H Williams 11 Sep 1934 MRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officer
WO C A J Goodfellow 10 Nov 1936  
WO F E Speller  1 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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