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No 29 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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Personnel  1 Apr 1918 - Aug 1918

Rank Name Date Notes
Lt H R Uttley  2 Apr 1918 Wounded
Lt A G R Gray  7 Apr 1918 Missing, reported POW
Lt J Bursey 18 Apr 1918 Accidentally injured in Nieuport Scout
Lt R J MacLachlan 27 Apr 1918 Accidentally injured in SE5A
2 Lt A Bevan  4 May 1918 Accidentally injured in SE5A
Sgt A S Cardno  6 May 1918 Missing, reported POW
2 Lt R H Walker  6 May 1918 Accidentally injured in SE5A
2 Lt E G Lathan 27 May 1918 Accidentally injured in SE5A
Lt L E Bicknel 27 May 1918 Accidentally injured in SE5A
2 Lt E A W Kent 30 May 1918 Wounded
Lt D Watt 30 May 1918 Accidentally injured in SE5A
2 Lt H A Whittaker 31 May 1918 Wounded
2 Lt L S Court  7 Jun 1918 Accidentally injured in SE5A
2 Lt F T Arnold 22 Jun 1918 Accidentally injured in SE5A
Lt F R Brand 27 Jun 1918 Missing, reported dead
2 Lt L S Court  2 Jul 1918 Accidentally injured in SE5A
Lt W E Durant  2 Jul 1918 Killed in action
Lt R G Pierce  2 Jul 1918 Killed in action
2 Lt F T Arnold  8 Jul 1918 Wounded
Lt H A Whittaker 14 Jul 1918 Wounded
Lt V G Cunningham 31 Jul 1918 Accidentally injured in SE5A
2 Lt E G Ross  2 Aug 1918 Accidentally injured in SE5A
2 Lt M Tison  8 Aug 1918 Missing, reported POW

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)
 

 

Personnel Movements Apr - May 1923

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr The Hon L J E Twistleton-Wykeham-Fiennes  1 Apr 1923 Appointed Officer Commanding

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)
 

Organisational Movements: Apr - May 1923

Date Notes
 1 April 1923 Reformed at Duxford, equipped with Sopwith Snipes
Sopwith Snipe

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)

May 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
None - in process of forming RAF Duxford Inland Area/No 3 Group

Source - May 1923 Air Force List

July 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Sopwith Snipe RAF Duxford Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off James B L H Cordes 14 May 1923  

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

January 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Sopwith Snipe RAF Duxford Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Frederick R Wynne 15 Dec 1923 MBE
Fg Off Robert B Sutherland  7 Nov 1923 DFC
Plt Off Edward B Forster 15 Oct 1923  

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

May 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Sopwith Snipe RAF Duxford Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Frederick R Wynne 15 Dec 1923 MBE
Fg Off Robert B Sutherland  7 Nov 1923 DFC
Fg Off Edward B Forster 15 Oct 1923  
Plt Off Cyril W A Byrne  4 Jan 1924  

Source - May 1924 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Aug 1924 - Jan 1925

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr The Hon L J E Twistleton-Wykeham-Fiennes 12 Aug 1924 Relinquished post of Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr R H G Neville MC 12 Aug 1924 Appointed Officer Commanding
Fg Off C W A Byrne 28 Nov 1924 Killed in flying accident

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)
 

January 1925

Source - January 1925 Air Force List

February 1925

Source - February 1925 Air Force List

March 1925

Source - March 1925 Air Force List

April 1925

Source - April 1925 Air Force List

May 1925

Source - May 1925 Air Force List

June 1925

Source - June 1925 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Aug 1924 - Jul 1925

Date Notes
xx Jan 1925 Squadron re-equipped with Gloster Grebe IIs
Grebe II of No 29 Squadron

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)

July 1925

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Grebe II RAF Duxford Inland Area/No 6 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Roger H G Neville 12 Aug 1924 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Frederick R Wynne 15 Dec 1923 MBE
Flt Lt Basil R Carter 10 Mar 1925 AFC, killed in a flying accident - 25 Sep 1925 (Sgt T J McGrath also killed)
Fg Off Thomas Rose 12Jan 1925 DFC
Fg Off Harold S Davidson 27 Apr 1925  
Fg Off Reginald V Eccles 21 Jul 1924  
Fg Off Robert S Blucke  5 Jan 1925 later AVM
Fg Off Norman J Wiltshire 18 Jun 1924  
Plt Off Reginald W E Bryant 30 Dec 1924  
Plt Off Joseph Summers 15 Dec 1924  
Plt Off William A Tattersall 15 Dec 1924  
Plt Off Walter L McLaren 30 Jun 1924  
Plt Off Phillip E G Sayer 30 Jun 1924  
Plt Off Cecil W N Smith 30 Jun 1924 Killed in a flying accident - 20 Nov 1925
Plt Off Walter Woolett 30 Jun 1924  
Plt Off Richard L R Atcherley 31 Jul 1924 later AM

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3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off William H Harrison  9 Aug 1924  
Accountant
Fg Off Bernard L Blofeld 16 Jun 1924 later A/Cdre
Under Instruction
Plt Off Eustace L Leader  5 Jul 1924  

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1925 - Mar 1926

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt B R Carter 25 Sep 1925 Killed in flying accident
Sgt Plt T J McGrath 25 Sep 1925 Killed in flying accident
Plt Off C W Smith 20 Nov 1925 Killed in flying accident

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)
 

March 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Grebe II RAF Duxford Inland Area/No 6 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Roger H G Neville 12 Aug 1924 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Frederick R Wynne 15 Dec 1923 MBE
Flt Lt Phillippe A de Fontenay  7 Jan 1926 DFC
Fg Off Joseph H Hargroves 15 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Harold S Davidson 27 Apr 1925  
Fg Off Robert S Blucke  5 Jan 1925 later AVM
Fg Off Norman J Wiltshire 18 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Reginald W E Bryant 30 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Joseph Summers 15 Dec 1924  
Fg Off William A Tattersall 15 Dec 1924  
Fg Off John H Sender 30 Jun 1924  
Plt Off Walter L McLaren 30 Jun 1924  
Plt Off Phillip E G Sayer 30 Jun 1924  
Plt Off Walter Woollett 30 Jun 1924  
Plt Off Eustace L Leader  5 Jul 1924  
Plt Off John C Noel 15 Dec 1925  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off John F Young 27 Jul 1925 MM; later A/Cdre
Accountant
Plt Off Fred Rigby 11 Oct 1925  
Under Instruction
Plt Off James E Bolt 28 Sep 1925  
Plt Off Edward G Cayley 28 Sep 1925  
Plt Off Raymond E Hall 28 Sep 1925  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Grebe II RAF Duxford ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Roger H G Neville 12 Aug 1924 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Guy Y Tyrrell 28 Apr 1926 MC
Flt Lt Frederick R Wynne 15 Dec 1923 MBE
Flt Lt Phillippe A de Fontenay  7 Jan 1926 DFC
Fg Off Joseph H Hargroves 15 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Harold S Davidson 27 Apr 1925  
Fg Off Robert S Blucke  5 Jan 1925 later AVM
Fg Off Norman J Wiltshire 18 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Joseph Summers 15 Dec 1924  
Fg Off William A Tattersall 15 Dec 1924  
Fg Off John H Sender 30 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Walter L McLaren 30 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Walter Woollett 30 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Phillip E G Sayer 30 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Eustace L Leader  5 Jul 1924  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off John F Young 27 Jul 1925 MM; later A/Cdre
Accountant
Plt Off Fred Rigby 11 Oct 1925  
Under Instruction
Plt Off James E Bolt 28 Sep 1925  
Plt Off Edward G Cayley 28 Sep 1925  
Plt Off Raymond E Hall 28 Sep 1925  

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Grebe II RAF Duxford ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Roger H G Neville 12 Aug 1924 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Guy Y Tyrrell 28 Apr 1926 MC
Flt Lt Frederick R Wynne 15 Dec 1923 MBE
Fg Off Harold S Davidson 27 Apr 1925  
Fg Off Robert S Blucke  5 Jan 1925 later AVM
Fg Off Norman J Wiltshire 18 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Charles F C Coaker 30 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Richard F Findlay 30 Sep 1926  
Fg Off William A Tattersall 15 Dec 1924 Pilotage (Navigation) Duties
Fg Off Walter L McLaren 30 Jun 1924 Armament Duties
Fg Off Walter Woollett 30 Jun 1924  

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3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off John F Young 27 Jul 1925 MM; later A/Cdre
Accountant
Plt Off Fred Rigby 11 Oct 1925  
Medical Branch
Hon Sqn Ldr Charles A Meaden 23 Jun 1926  
Under Instruction
Plt Off James E Bolt 28 Sep 1925  
Plt Off Edward G Cayley 28 Sep 1925  
Plt Off Raymond E Hall 28 Sep 1925  

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Grebe II RAF Duxford ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Roger H G Neville 12 Aug 1924 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Guy Y Tyrrell 28 Apr 1926 MC
Flt Lt Frederick R Wynne 15 Dec 1923 MBE
Fg Off Harry D Wardle 14 Feb 1927  
Fg Off Norman J Wiltshire 18 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Charles F C Coaker 30 Sep 1926  
Fg Off William A Tattersall 15 Dec 1924 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Walter L McLaren 30 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Richard F Findlay 30 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Walter Woollett 30 Jun 1924 Armament duties
Fg Off Edward G Cayley 28 Sep 1925  
Fg Off Raymond E Hall 28 Sep 1925  
Plt Off James E Bolt 28 Sep 1925  
Plt Off Harry E Milton 17 Feb 1927  
Plt Off John Clarke 11 Dec 1926  

-

4 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Aug 1927 - Apr 1928

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Thomas A Hale-Monro  5 Dec 1927 Posted to Sqn as OC, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Eric Brewerton  1 Jan 1928 Arrived on posting from RAF Base Gosport
Fg Off Walter Woollett  8 Jun 1928 Armament duties
Sgt Plt H Trickett  1 Mar 1928 Killed in flying accident

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)

Organisational Movements: Aug 1924 - Jul 1925

Date Notes
 1 Apr 1928 Squadron moved to RAF North Weald

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)

Personnel Movements Apr - Jul 1928

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Walter Woollett  8 Jun 1928 Appointed OC, 'C' Flight

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)
 

Organisational Movements: Aug 1924 - Jul 1925

Date Notes
xx Mar 1928 Squadron re-equipped with Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIAs
Siskin IIIA of No 29 Squadron
16 Apr 1928 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Annual Armament Practice Camp
 3 May 1928 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIA RAF North Weald ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Malcolm L Taylor

23 Jul 1927 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Guy Y Tyrrell 28 Apr 1926 MC
Flt Lt Eric Brewerton  1 Jan 1928 DFC
Fg Off Thomas A Hale-Monro  5 Dec 1927  
Fg Off Walter L McLaren 30 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Walter Woollett 30 Jun 1924 OC, 'C' Flight
Fg Off Edward G Cayley 28 Sep 1925 Armament duties
Fg Off Raymond E Hall 28 Sep 1925 Signals duties
Plt Off John Clarke 11 Dec 1926 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Plt Off Montague G Philpott 30 Jul 1927  
Plt Off Samuel L Blunt 17 Dec 1927  
Plt Off Malcolm Lowe 30 Dec 1927  

-

4 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIA RAF North Weald ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Malcolm L Taylor

23 Jul 1927 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Guy Y Tyrrell 28 Apr 1926 MC
Flt Lt Eric Brewerton  1 Jan 1928 DFC
Fg Off Thomas A Hale-Monro  5 Dec 1927  
Fg Off Walter L McLaren 30 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Walter Woollett 30 Jun 1924 OC, 'C' Flight
Fg Off Edward G Cayley 28 Sep 1925 Armament duties
Fg Off Raymond E Hall 28 Sep 1925 Signals duties
Plt Off John Clarke 11 Dec 1926 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Plt Off Montague G Philpott 30 Jul 1927  
Plt Off Samuel L Blunt 17 Dec 1927  
Plt Off Nicholas E White 28 Jul 1928  
Plt Off Alexander L Franks 28 Jul 1928  

-

4 Airman Pilots

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Sep 1928 - Jul 1929

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Nicholas E White 28 Jul 1928 Arrived on posting from  RAF College on Appointment to a Permanent Commission
Plt Off Alexander L Franks 28 Jul 1928 Arrived on posting from  RAF College on Appointment to a Permanent Commission
Fg Off Thomas A Hale-Monro 10 Nov 1929 Transferred to Reserve of Air Force Officers
Plt Off Anthony G Lester  1 Dec 1928 Arrived on posting from No 23 Sqn
Plt Off Robert W Letchworth 15 Dec 1928 Arrived on posting from RAF College on Appointment to a Permanent Commission
Flt Lt John V Kelly 22 Jan 1929 Arrived on posting from No 45 Sqn, Middle East
Sgt Plt Berry  3 Feb 1929 Admitted to Woolwich Hospital following crash near Ingatestone
Fg Off Walter Woollett 17 Feb 1929 Relinquished appointment of OC, 'C' Flight
Sqn Ldr

Malcolm L Taylor

26 Feb 1929 Admitted to RAF Hospital, Halton with Appendicitis
Flt Lt John V Kelly 26 Feb 1929 Assumed command of the squadron temporarily
Plt Off Oliver I Gilson  5 Mar 1929 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Flt Lt Eric Brewerton  5 Mar 1929 Assumed command of the squadron temporarily
Plt Off Cyril G Davies  2 Apr 1929 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Sqn Ldr

Malcolm L Taylor

 3 May 1929 Resumed command of the squadron
Fg Off Walter Woollett  5 May 1929 Transferred to Reserve of Air Force Officers
Fg Off Leslie S Hill 21 May 1929 Arrived on posting from No 4 Sqn
Flt Lt Oswald E Worsley 10 Jun 1929 Arrived on posting from RAF Waddington

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)
 

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIA RAF North Weald ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Malcolm L Taylor

23 Jul 1927 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Eric Brewerton  1 Jan 1928 DFC
Flt Lt Oswald E Worsley 10 Jun 1929  
Flt Lt John V Kelly 22 Jan 1929  
Fg Off Raymond E Hall 28 Sep 1925 Signals duties
Fg Off John Clarke 11 Dec 1926 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Leslie S Hill 21 May 1929  
Plt Off Anthony G Lester  1 Dec 1928  
Plt Off Oliver I Gilson  5 Mar 1929  
Plt Off Cyril G Davies  2 Apr 1929  
Plt Off Nicholas E White 28 Jul 1928  
Plt Off Alexander L Franks 28 Jul 1928  
Plt Off Robert W Letchworth 15 Dec 1928  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Alexander L Franks 13 Sep 1929 Completed a course at Armament & Gunnery School and posted overseas
Fg Off Arthur E Louks  3 Sep 1929 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS, arrived 1 Oct 1929
Fg Off John Clarke 11 Oct 1929 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off Anthony G Lester  2 Dec 1929 Posted to No 406 (Fleet Fighter) Flight
Sqn Ldr

P G Scott

 6 Dec 1929 Arrived on posting from Armament & Gunnery School as Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr

Malcolm L Taylor

11 Dec 1929 Posted to School of Photography
Plt Off B H Jones 14 Dec 1929 Arrived on posting from RAF College on Appointment to a Permanent Commission
Plt Off Frank Lemon  4 Mar 1930 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Plt Off Eric A H Tanner  4 Mar 1930 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Plt Off Vivian B Myers  1 Apr 1930 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Plt Off Moray V Ridgeway  1 Apr 1930 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Plt Off Nicholas E White 22 Apr 1930 Posted to No 5 FTS as an Instructor
Plt Off Robert W Letchworth 22 Apr 1930 Posted to No 5 FTS as an Instructor
Sqn Ldr

Eric J D Routh

19 May 1930 Arrived on posting from Special Duty List, South Africa
Sqn Ldr

Eric J D Routh

 9 Jun 1930 Posted to RAF College, Cranwell
Sqn Ldr

P G Scott

 9 Jun 1930 Assumed command of the squadron
Fg Off Cyril G Davies 19 Jun 1930 Posted to No 441 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Flight

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)
 

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIA RAF North Weald ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Eric J D Routh

19 May 1930 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Eric Brewerton  1 Jan 1928 DFC
Flt Lt Oswald E Worsley 10 Jun 1929  
Flt Lt John V Kelly 22 Jan 1929  
Fg Off Raymond E Hall 28 Sep 1925 Signals duties
Fg Off Leslie S Hill 21 May 1929  
Fg Off Oliver I Gilson  5 Mar 1929  
Fg Off Cyril G Davies  2 Apr 1929  
Fg Off Arthur E Louks  3 Sep 1929  
Plt Off Frank Lemon  4 Mar 1930  
Plt Off Eric A H Tanner  4 Mar 1930  
Plt Off Vivian B Myers  1 Apr 1930  
Plt Off Moray V Ridgeway  1 Apr 1930  
Plt Off Benjamin H Jones 14 Dec 1929  

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4 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1930 - Jul 1931

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Oliver I Gilson  5 Aug 1930 Posted to No 5 FTS as an Instructor
Plt Off David V Angell 24 Aug 1930 Arrived on posting from RAF College on Appointment to a Permanent Commission
Fg Off Arthur E Louks  7 Aug 1930 Posted to RAF Base, Gosport
Flt Lt Oswald E Worsley 18 Oct 1930 Killed in a motor car accident
Plt Off D E Milson 21 Oct 1930 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Fg Off Leslie S Hill  5 Nov 1930 Promoted to Flt Lt
Plt Off D E Milson 10 Nov 1930 Posted to No 25 Sqn
Plt Off Vivian B Myers 13 Nov 1930 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off Frank Lemon 14 Nov 1930 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off Eric A H Tanner 14 Nov 1930 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off Moray V Ridgeway 14 Nov 1930 Promoted to Fg Off
Flt Lt

Henry D O'Neill

20 Dec 1930 Arrived on posting from RAF Staff College
Sgt Plt Morton  3 Jan 1931 Transferred to Class 'E' Reserve
Plt Off Benjamin H Jones  4 Jan 1931 Posted to RAF Base, Gosport
Flt Lt Eric Brewerton  8 Jan 1931 Posted to Electrical & Wireless School as Adjutant
Plt Off Frank Lemon 12 Jan 1931 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt Leslie S Hill 14 Feb 1931 Posted to No 11 Sqn, India
Sgt Plt Tribe 24 Feb 1931 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot
Plt Off John C W Staveley  8 Mar 1931 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Plt Off William R Sadler  8 Mar 1931 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Sgt Plt Robinson  8 Mar 1931 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Flt Lt

Henry D O'Neill

11 Mar 1931 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Plt Off David V Angell 19 Mar 1931 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off Edmund H Bellairs 25 Mar 1931 Arrived on posting from No 41 Sqn
Plt Off Ronald B Lees 27 Mar 1931 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot
Plt Off Ronald N Clarke  7 Apr 1931 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Sqn Ldr

Eric J D Routh

14 Apr 1931 Posted to No 10 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Henry D O'Neill

14 Apr 1931 Assumed Command of the squadron
Fg Off Edmund H Bellairs 15 Apr 1931 Posted to HQ Fighting Area as ADC to AOC
Flt Lt

John L Wingate

 7 Apr 1931 Arrived on posting from Special Mission to Japan and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off Vivian B Myers 13 Nov 1930 Transferred to Reserve of Air Force Officers
Flt Lt Allen L R Duke 18 May 1931 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Sgt Plt Payne 29 May 1931 Reverted to basic trade on completion of flying duties
Plt Off Ralph Cleland 29 May 1931 Arrived on posting from No 19 Sqn on Appointment to a Permanent Commission

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)
 

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

Organisational Movements: Jul 1930 - Jul 1931

Date Notes
14 Sep 1930 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Annual Armament Practice Camp
 3 Oct 1930 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp
 4 May 1931 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Annual Armament Practice Camp
22 May 1931 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIA RAF North Weald ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Henry D O'Neill

20 Dec 1930 Officer Commanding, AFC, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

John L Wingate

 7 Apr 1931 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Allen L R Duke 18 May 1931  
Flt Lt John V Kelly 22 Jan 1929  
Fg Off Leslie S Hill 21 May 1929  
Fg Off Edmund H Bellairs 25 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Eric A H Tanner  4 Mar 1930  
Fg Off Moray V Ridgeway  1 Apr 1930  
Plt Off John C W Staveley  8 Mar 1931  
Plt Off William R Sadler  8 Mar 1931  
Plt Off Ronald N Clarke  7 Apr 1931  
Plt Off Ronald B Lees 27 Mar 1931 later AM
Plt Off Ralph Cleland 29 May 1931  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1931 - Jul 1932

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off D Addenbrooke 25 Aug 1931 Arrived on posting from RAF College on Appointment to a Permanent Commission
Fg Off John R S Agar  8 Sep 1931 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Fg Off

Donald C T Bennett

10 Sep 1931 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot
Fg Off George Burdick 28 Sep 1931 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Plt Off

Stanley C Widdows

14 Dec 1931 Arrived on posting from No 43 Sqn
Plt Off Henry G Blair 29 Dec 1931 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
Plt Off Frank H Tyson 19 Dec 1931 Arrived on posting from RAF College on Appointment to a Permanent Commission
Plt Off David V Johnson 19 Dec 1931 Arrived on posting from RAF College on Appointment to a Permanent Commission
Flt Lt John V Kelly 13 Jan 1932 Posted to RAF Depot (non-effective, sick)
Flt Lt Holmes 13 Jan 1932 Attached from SHQ as OC 'C' Flight
Sgt Plt Tribe  1 Feb 1932 Posted to CFS as Flying Instructor
Sgt Plt Berry  1 Feb 1932 Posted to CFS as Flying Instructor
Flt Lt

Hugh H Brookes

12 Feb 1932 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot as OC, 'B' Flight
Plt Off D Addenbrooke 23 Feb 1932 Posted to Aircraft Depot, India
Flt Lt Allen L R Duke  4 Mar 1932 Posted to No 1 Armoured Car Company, Iraq
Flt Lt Holmes  7 Mar 1932 Returned to SHQ
Flt Lt

Hugh H Brookes

 7 Mar 1932 Assumed command of 'C' Flight
Flt Lt

John W F Merer

 7 Mar 1932 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot as OC, 'B' Flight
Plt Off Stanley Keane 27 Mar 1932 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Sgt Plt W A Cheesewright 27 Mar 1932 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Sgt Plt E J Johnson 27 Mar 1932 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Plt Off Ralph Cleland  4 Apr 1932 Posted to RAF Base Calshot for Flying Boat Course
Sgt Plt Robinson  4 Apr 1932 Posted to RAF Base Calshot for Flying Boat Course

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1931 - Jul 1932

Date Notes
xx Jun 1932 Squadron re-equipped with Bristol Bulldog IIAs
Bulldog IIA of No 29 Squadron

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Bulldog IIA (from Jun 1932) RAF North Weald ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Henry D O'Neill

20 Dec 1930 Officer Commanding, AFC, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

John L Wingate

 7 Apr 1931 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

John W F Merer

 7 Mar 1932 later AVM
Flt Lt

Hugh H Brookes

12 Feb 1932 later AVM
Fg Off Eric A H Tanner  4 Mar 1930  
Fg Off Moray V Ridgeway  1 Apr 1930  
Fg Off William R Sadler  8 Mar 1931  
Fg Off John C W Staveley  8 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Ronald N Clarke  7 Apr 1931  
Fg Off Ronald B Lees 27 Mar 1931 later AM
Fg Off

Donald C T Bennett

10 Sep 1931 later AVM
Fg Off George Burdick 28 Sep 1931  
Fg Off John R S Agar  8 Sep 1931  
Plt Off Henry G Blair 29 Dec 1931 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Stanley Keane 27 Mar 1932  
Plt Off

Stanley C Widdows

14 Dec 1931 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Frank H Tyson 19 Dec 1931  
Plt Off David V Johnson 19 Dec 1931  

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5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off

Donald C T Bennett

10 Sep 1931 Posted to RAF Base Gosport
Sgt Plt J T Holt 18 Sep 1932 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Fg Off Ronald N Clarke 21 Nov 1932 Posted to RAF Base Gosport
Fg Off George Burdick  2 Dec 1932 Posted to No 17 Sqn
Flt Lt Robert L McK Barbour 17 Dec 1932 Arrived on posting from RAF Staff College
Sgt Plt Mills 19 Dec 1932 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
Flt Lt

John L Wingate

 1 Jan 1933 Posted to HQ Wessex Bombing Area for Armament duties
Fg Off John R S Agar  8 Jan 1933 Posted to RAF Base Gosport
Flt Lt Samuel L Blunt 16 Jan 1933 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Sgt Plt W A Cheesewright 18 Jan 1933 Posted to Egypt
Flt Lt

Hugh H Brookes

23 Jan 1933 Posted to RAF Staff College
Sgt Plt W Bradshaw 27 Feb 1933 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Sgt Plt W R C Norman 27 Feb 1933 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Sgt Plt E J Johnson 28 Feb 1933 Posted to Iraq
Plt Off

Stanley C Widdows

28 Feb 1933 Posted to No 45 Sqn
Plt Off David V Johnson 28 Feb 1933 Posted to RAF Depot, Middle East
Plt Off Frank H Tyson  2 Mar 1933 Posted to No 404 (Fleet Fighter) Flight, Malta
Fg Off William R Sadler 11 Jun 1933 Posted to RAF Training Base, Leuchars as an Instructor
Fg Off Moray V Ridgeway 21 Jun 1933 Posted to No 24 Sqn

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Date Notes
29 May 1932 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Annual Armament Practice Camp
16 Jun 1932 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Bulldog IIA RAF North Weald ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Henry D O'Neill

20 Dec 1930 Officer Commanding, AFC, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Robert L McK Barbour 17 Dec 1932 DFC
Flt Lt

John W F Merer

 7 Mar 1932 later AVM
Flt Lt Samuel L Blunt 16 Jan 1933  
Fg Off Eric A H Tanner  4 Mar 1930  
Fg Off Moray V Ridgeway  1 Apr 1930  
Fg Off William R Sadler  8 Mar 1931  
Fg Off John C W Staveley  8 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Ronald B Lees 27 Mar 1931 later AM
Fg Off Henry G Blair 29 Dec 1931 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Stanley Keane 27 Mar 1932  
Fg Off George Burdick 28 Sep 1931  
Fg Off John R S Agar  8 Sep 1931  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Ernest A Cousins 21 Jun 1932  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1933 - Jan 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Reginald R Fairweather 15 Jul 1933 Arrived on posting from RAF College on Appointment to a Permanent Commission
Plt Off Kenneth Gray 15 Jul 1933 Arrived on posting from RAF College on Appointment to a Permanent Commission
Sqn Ldr James H Butler 18 Aug 1933 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS as Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr

Henry D O'Neill

24 Aug 1933 Posted to HQ No 1 Air Defence Group
Sqn Ldr James H Butler 24 Aug 1933 Assumed command of the squadron
APO William G Devas 28 Aug 1933 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Act Sgt Plt M Papworth 28 Aug 1933 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Fg Off John G Bigelow 29 Aug 1933 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Bulldog IIA RAF North Weald ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr James H Butler 18 Aug 1933 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Robert L McK Barbour 17 Dec 1932 DFC
Flt Lt

John W F Merer

 7 Mar 1932 later AVM
Flt Lt Samuel L Blunt 16 Jan 1933  
Fg Off Eric A H Tanner  4 Mar 1930  
Fg Off John C W Staveley  8 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Ronald B Lees 27 Mar 1931 later AM
Fg Off Henry G Blair 29 Dec 1931 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Stanley Keane 27 Mar 1932  
Fg Off John G Bigelow 29 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Reginald R Fairweather 15 Jul 1933  
Plt Off Kenneth Gray 15 Jul 1933  
Plt Off William G Devas 28 Aug 1933  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Ernest A Cousins 21 Jun 1932  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jan 1934 - Jul 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt

John W F Merer

22 Jan 1934 Posted to RAF Staff College
Flt Lt John B Lynch  5 Feb 1934 Posted in to command 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Charles F Sealy 22 Mar 1934 Posted in to command 'C' Flight
Flt Lt Robert L McK Barbour  4 Apr 1934 Posted to HQ No 1 Air Defence Group

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Bulldog IIA RAF North Weald ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr James H Butler 18 Aug 1933 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt John B Lynch  5 Feb 1934  
Flt Lt Charles F Sealy 22 Mar 1934  
Flt Lt Samuel L Blunt 16 Jan 1933  
Fg Off Ronald B Lees 27 Mar 1931 later AM
Fg Off Stanley Keane 27 Mar 1932  
Fg Off John G Bigelow 29 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Reginald R Fairweather 15 Jul 1933  
Plt Off Kenneth Gray 15 Jul 1933  
Plt Off William G Devas 28 Aug 1933  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Ernest A Cousins 21 Jun 1932  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1934 - Jul 1935

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Cyril Chapman 20 Aug 1934 Posted in as Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr James H Butler 24 Aug 1934 Posted to Special Duties List (India)
Sqn Ldr Cyril Chapman 24 Aug 1934 Assumed command of the squadron
Fg Off John G Bigelow  3 Sep 1934 Died from injuries sustained in a flying accident
Flt Lt Kenneth A K MacEwen 12 May 1935 Posted in to command 'A' Flight

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1934 - Jul 1935

Date Notes
24 Sep 1934 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Annual Armament Practice Camp
11 Oct 1934 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp
11 Mar 1935 First Hawker Demon collected for re-equipment of the squadron
Demon of No 29 Squadron
xx Apr 1935 Squadron completed re-equipment with Hawker Demons
24 Jun 1935 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Annual Armament Practice Camp
13 Jul 1935 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)


July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Demon RAF North Weald ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Cyril Chapman 20 Aug 1934 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt John B Lynch  5 Feb 1934  
Flt Lt Charles F Sealy 22 Mar 1934  
Flt Lt Kenneth A K MacEwen 12 May 1935  
Fg Off Stanley Keane 27 Mar 1932  
Plt Off Leslie C Bisknell 15 Dec 1935  
Plt Off Robert J B Burns  4 Mar 1935 later A/Cdre
Plt Off John M Thompson  4 Mar 1935 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Ernest F E Barnard 13 May 1935  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Frederick R Gray  4 Feb 1935  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul - Oct 1935

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt G P Charles 22 Sep 1935 Posted in for Signals duties
Fg Off G L Seabrook 22 Sep 1935 Posted in for Accountant duties
Flt Lt Humphrey M Whittle 22 Sep 1935 Posted in to command 'C' Flight

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)

Personnel Movements Oct 1935 - Jul 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt C H Smith 24 Oct 1935 Attached as Medical Officer
Fg Off D F Syder 28 Oct 1935 Attached as Stores Officer
Sqn Ldr Cyril Chapman  4 Nov 1935 Admitted to Ras-el-Tin Military Hospital
Sqn Ldr E P Mackay 13 Nov 1935 Attached and assumed command of squadron
Plt Off R W Hase 25 Nov 1935 Posted in
Plt Off H L I Brown 25 Nov 1935 Posted in
Flt Lt C H Smith 26 Nov 1935 Ceased to be attached as Medical Officer
Sqn Ldr Cyril Chapman 22 Nov 1935 Discharged from Ras-el-Tin Military Hospital and resumed command
Sqn Ldr E P Mackay 22 Nov 1935 Attached but relinquished command of squadron
Sqn Ldr E P Mackay 22 Nov 1935 Ceased to be attached
Sqn Ldr Cyril Chapman  9 Dec 1935 Relinquished command of squadron pending repatriation to UK (sick)
Sqn Ldr E P Mackay 10 Dec 1935 Assumed command of squadron
Flt Lt Munro-Higgs  6 Jan 1936 Posted in with 'D' Flight No 6 Sqn
Plt Off Pinfold  6 Jan 1936 Posted in with 'D' Flight No 6 Sqn
Plt Off Kitley  6 Jan 1936 Posted in with 'D' Flight No 6 Sqn
Plt Off Forshaw  6 Jan 1936 Posted in with 'D' Flight No 6 Sqn
Flt Lt T C MacDonald  9 Jan 1936 Posted in as Medical Officer
Plt Off L C Dennis 13 Jan 1936 Posted to Fleet Air Arm Pool
Plt Off Ernest F E Barnard 14 Jan 1936 Embarked for UK
Plt Off Forshaw 14 Jan 1936 Embarked for UK
Plt Off Fryer 14 Jan 1936 Posted in
Plt Off F M Thomas 14 Jan 1936 Posted in
Fg Off C A Lewis 15 Jan 1936 Ceased to be attached as Medical Officer and posted to Iraq
Plt Off John M Thompson 15 Jan 1936 Ceased to be attached to North Weald and posted to No 56 Sqn
Plt Off D E Gillam  6 Mar 1936 Posted from UK
Plt Off A G F Cunningham  6 Mar 1936 Posted from UK
Flt Lt Munro-Higgs 19 Mar 1936 Posted to No 64 Sqn
Plt Off Pinfold 19 Mar 1936 Posted to No 64 Sqn
Plt Off Kitley 19 Mar 1936 Posted to No 64 Sqn
Plt Off Fryer 19 Mar 1936 Posted to No 64 Sqn
Sqn Ldr D M Fleming 14 Apr 1936 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS pending taking command of squadron
Sqn Ldr E P Mackay 18 Apr 1936 Posted to No 4 FTS and relinquished command of squadron
Sqn Ldr D M Fleming 18 Apr 1936 Assumed command of squadron
Plt Off Leslie C Bisknell 17 Apr 1936 Embarked for UK
Plt Off Robert J B Burns 17 Apr 1936 Embarked for UK
Plt Off L Maxwell-Muller 20 Apr 1936 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS
Fg Off William A K Igoe 23 May 1936 Embarked for UK
Flt Lt John B Lynch  1 Jun 1936 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Flt Lt Humphrey M Whittle  1 Jun 1936 Posted to Iraq
Sqn Ldr John B Lynch  17 Jun 1936 Detached to Atbara to command
Flt Lt P A Hunter 19 Jun 1936 Arrived on posting from Nairobi
Flt Lt P A Hunter 25 Jul 1936 Posted to Home Establishment

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)

Organisational Movements: Oct 1935 - Jul 1936

Date Notes
26 Sep 1935 Aircraft flown to RAF Sealand for packing
27/28 Sep 1935 Squadron MT moved to RAF Sealand for packing
 4 Oct 1935 Personnel embarked on SS Cameronia and sailed for Egypt
 4 Oct 1935 Aircraft and stores embarked on SS Nelius and sailed for Egypt
13 Oct 1935 Personnel disembarked in Alexandria and moved to Aboukir
14 Oct 1935 Aircraft arrived in Alexandria
17 Oct 1935 Aircraft disembarked in Alexandria
25 Oct 1935 Advance Party moved to Amriya to set up camp
31 Oct 1935 Road and Air Parties moved to El Amriya
 6 Jan 1936 'D' Flight No 208 Sqn, attached for training
 6 Jan 1936 'D' Flight No 6 Sqn, transferred to No 29 Sqn as 'D' Flight
16 Mar 1936 'D' Flight No 208 Sqn, posted to Heliopolis for the formation of No 64 Sqn
19 Mar 1936 'D' Flight No 29 Sqn, posted to Heliopolis for the formation of No 64 Sqn
xx Mar 1936 Squadron received 2 x Fairey Gordons for night flying patrols
Gordon
xx Apr 1936 Squadron received 2 x Fairey Gordons for night flying patrols
12 Jun 1936 A detachment proceeded to RAF Helwan for attachment to No 45 Sqn to refit aircraft
29 Jun 1936 A detachment proceeded to RAF Ismailia for air firing
10 Jul 1936 Aircraft of the Ismailia Detachment returned to RAF Helwan
29 Jul 1936 Remainder of squadron moved from RAF Amriya to RAF Helwan
 6 Aug 1936 Squadron moved to RAF Aboukir

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Demon

Fairey Gordon

RAF North Weald, detached to RAF Amiriya, Egypt ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr D M Fleming 14 Apr 1936 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr John B Lynch  5 Feb 1934  
Flt Lt Humphrey M Whittle 22 Sep 1935 Actually left unit on 1 Jun 1936
Flt Lt Kenneth A K MacEwen 12 May 1935  
Fg Off Reginald R Fairweather 15 Jul 1933  
Fg Off William A K Igoe  1 Jul 1935 Actually left unit on 23 May 1936
Plt Off R W Hase 25 Nov 1935  
Plt Off H L I Brown 25 Nov 1935  
Plt Off L Maxwell-Muller 20 Apr 1936  
Plt Off D E Gillam  6 Mar 1936  
Plt Off A G F Cunningham  6 Mar 1936  
Stores Branch
Fg Off D F Syder 25 Nov 1935
Medical Branch
Flt Lt T C Macdonald  7 Jan 1936 MB, ChB
Warrant Officers
WO A J Shimmons 16 Oct 1935  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Frederick R Gray  4 Feb 1935  

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8 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

August 1936

Source - August 1936 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Kenneth A K MacEwen  9 Aug 1936 Embarked on on SS Strathnaver for UK
  7 x Plt Offs 17 Aug 1936 Embarked on on SS Somersetshire for UK
Sqn Ldr John B Lynch 19 Aug 1936 Arrived on posting from Atbara pending taking command of squadron
Sqn Ldr John B Lynch  1 Sep 1936 Assumed command of squadron
Sqn Ldr D M Fleming  1 Sep 1936 Posted to No 4 FTS and relinquished command of squadron
Sqn Ldr John B Lynch  2 Sep 1936 Embarked on HMT Neuralia for UK
Fg Off Reginald R Fairweather  2 Sep 1936 Embarked on HMT Neuralia for UK
  97 Airmen  2 Sep 1936 Embarked on HMT Neuralia for UK
Plt Off Richard I Jones 10 Nov 1936 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Fg Off Reginald R Fairweather 10 Nov 1936 Assumed command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off W P Cambridge 25 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting
APO J S Adams 10 Jan 1937 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Reginald R Fairweather 15 Jan 1937 Promoted to Flt Lt
Plt Off D E Gillam 25 Jan 1937 Posted to No 2 ATS
Plt Off A G F Cunningham  1 Feb 1937 Posted to Air Armament School
Flt Lt Kenneth A K MacEwen 15 Feb 1937 Proceeded to Sutton Bridge for Air Firing Instructors Course
Plt Off L Maxwell-Muller 15 Feb 1937 Proceeded to Sutton Bridge for Air Firing Instructors Course
Plt Off E W Sykes 21 Feb 1937 Arrived on posting
Plt Off H R Bickerstaff 21 Feb 1937 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Reginald R Fairweather  2 Mar 1937 Attached to No 151 Sqn
Flt Lt Kenneth A K MacEwen 12 Mar 1937 Returned from Air Firing Instructors Course
Plt Off L Maxwell-Muller 12 Mar 1937 Returned from Air Firing Instructors Course
Plt Off F M Thomas 15 Mar 1937 Posted to No 73 Sqn
Fg Off Reginald R Fairweather 26 Apr 1937 Posted to Electrical & Wireless School for Specialist Signals Course
Plt Off R W Hase 26 Apr 1937 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off R W Hase 25 May 1937 Promoted to Fg Off
Sqn Ldr John B Lynch  4 Jul 1937 Attached to Manston for Short Navigation Course
Plt Off H F Bromwich 15 Jul 1937 Arrived on posting from Middle East

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Date Notes
10 Jul 1936 Aircraft of the Ismailia Detachment returned to RAF Helwan
29 Jul 1936 Remainder of squadron moved from RAF Amriya to RAF Helwan
 6 Aug 1936 Main Party moved to Aboukir
 7 Aug 1936 Rear Party moved to Aboukir
 2 Sep 1936 en-route to the UK
12 Sep 1936 Arrived in Southampton and proceeded to North Weald
10 Nov 1936 Squadron re-organised on a two-flight basis
xx Apr 1937 The Squadron Badge was authorised by HM King George VI*
No 29 Squadron badge

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341), except*

The Squadron Badge on this page is Crown Copyright and has been produced by Mary Denton on behalf of the RAF Heraldry Trust and is displayed on this page with the permission of the RAFHT.

Crown Copyright is reproduced with the permission of the Directorate of Intellectual Property Rights

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Demon (Turret) RAF North Weald Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John B Lynch  5 Feb 1934 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Kenneth A K MacEwen 12 May 1935  
Fg Off R W Hase 25 Nov 1935  
Plt Off H L I Brown 25 Nov 1935  
Plt Off L Maxwell-Muller 20 Apr 1936  
Plt Off J S Adams 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off W P Cambridge 25 Dec 1936  
Plt Off E W Sykes 21 Feb 1937  
Plt Off H R Bickerstaff 21 Feb 1937  

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8 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Kenneth A K MacEwen  5 Jul 1937 Posted to Superintendent of RAF Reserve
Plt Off H L I Brown  5 Jul 1937 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Sgt Plt E W Hewitt 14 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Plt Off H L I Brown 16 Aug 1937 Promoted to Fg Off
Sgt A C R Wood 30 Sep 1937 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 B T South (No 56 Sqn) 30 Sep 1937 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 R Pull 30 Sep 1937 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off H F Bromwich 20 Nov 1937 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off L Maxwell-Muller 12 Dec 1937 Promoted to Fg Off
Sqn Ldr John B Lynch 15 Dec 1937 Proceeded on leave pending posting to FAA
Flt Lt

Robert C Jonas

17 Dec 1937 Attached from No 64 Sqn and assumed command of the squadron
Plt Off J F Dilworth 19 Dec 1937 Posted in
Sqn Ldr John B Lynch  1 Jan 1938 Posted to HQ Coastal Command
Plt Off L Maxwell-Muller  6 Jan 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
APO P H Lee  8 Jan 1938 Arrived on posting from No 6 FTS
APO A M Campbell  8 Jan 1938 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
Flt Lt

Robert C Jonas

25 Jan 1938 Posted from No 64 Sqn and assumed command of the squadron
Flt Lt

Robert C Jonas

 1 Feb 1938 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Fg Off H L I Brown 29 Jan 1938 Posted to No 25 Sqn
Plt Off L C Jones Bateman 25 Mar 1938 Arrived on posting from No 80 Sqn
Plt Off J T Webster 25 Mar 1938 Arrived on posting from No 80 Sqn
APO P B Unitt 25 Mar 1938 Arrived on posting from No 80 Sqn
Flt Lt P S Gomez  5 Apr 1938 Arrived on posting from No 80 Sqn
Plt Off J T Webster 11 Apr 1938 Posted to No 41 Sqn
Plt Off G V W Kettlewell 26 Apr 1938 Arrived on posting from No 80 Sqn
Fg Off L Maxwell-Muller  4 May 1938 Posted to No 25 Sqn
APO L G H Kells  9 Jul 1938 Arrived on posting from No 8 FTS
APO T C Parker  9 Jul 1938 Arrived on posting from No 8 FTS
Plt Off L C Jones Bateman 25 Mar 1938 Arrived on posting from No 80 Sqn

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
 3 Aug 1937 Squadron attached to RAF Northolt
16 Aug 1937 Squadron ceased to be attached to RAF Northolt
15 Oct 1937 Squadron commenced re-equipment with Hawker Demon (Turret) aircraft
Demon (Turret) of No 29 Squadron
22 Nov 1937 Squadron moved to RAF Debden
 1 Feb 1938 Squadron proceeded to RAF Aldergrove for Annual Armament Practice Camp
11 Oct 1934 Squadron returned from RAF Aldergrove on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)


July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Demon (Turret) RAF Debden Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Robert C Jonas

20 Nov 1937 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre, arrived 17 Dec 1937
Flt Lt P S Gomez  5 Apr 1938  
Fg Off R W Hase 25 Nov 1935  
Fg Off H F Bromwich 15 Jul 1937  
Plt Off J S Adams 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off W P Cambridge 25 Dec 1936  
Plt Off E W Sykes 21 Feb 1937  
Plt Off H R Bickerstaff 21 Feb 1937  
Plt Off J F Dilworth 19 Dec 1937  
Plt Off A M Campbell  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off L C Jones Bateman 25 Mar 1938  
Plt Off P H Lee  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off S H Lyttle 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off C P N Brett 19 Feb 1938  
APO P B Unitt 25 Mar 1938  

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7 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements  Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off L C Jones Bateman 24 Jul 1938 Resigned his SSC
Fg Off R W Hase 25 Jul 1938 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Plt Off E W Sykes 25 Jul 1938 Posted to Gosport on transfer to the Royal Navy
Plt Off P H Lee  8 Aug 1938 Posted to CFS for Flying Instructors Course
Plt Off J F Dilworth  8 Aug 1938 Posted to CFS for Flying Instructors Course
Plt Off S J Scammell 20 Aug 1938 Arrived on posting from No 11 FTS
Plt Off J E Boulton 20 Aug 1938 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
Plt Off J S Adams 25 Aug 1938 Promoted to Act Fg Off and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Act Flt Lt R W Hase 25 Aug 1938 Posted to SHQ Debden
Plt Off W P Cambridge  9 Sep 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
APO H Morgan-Gray 17 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting from No 7 FTS
APO Charles V Winn 17 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting from No 7 FTS
APO S C Norris 17 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting from No 9 FTS
Plt Off L G H Kells 23 Sep 1938 Returned to civil life after completing training
Plt Off T C Parker 23 Sep 1938 Returned to civil life after completing training
APO H Morgan-Gray  9 Oct 1938 Posted to No 4 E & RFTS for navigation course
APO Charles V Winn  9 Oct 1938 Posted to No 4 E & RFTS for navigation course
APO S C Norris  9 Oct 1938 Posted to No 4 E & RFTS for navigation course
Plt Off J E Boulton 23 Oct 1938 Posted to CFS for Flying Instructors Course
APO R F Smythe 24 Oct 1938 Arrived on posting from No 11 FTS
Sqn Ldr

Robert C Jonas

10 Nov 1938 Posted to Middle East
Flt Lt

Maurice W S Robinson

 2 Dec 1938 Arrived on posting from Northolt and promoted to Sqn Ldr as Officer Commanding

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
xx Dec 1938 Squadron commenced re-equipment with Bristol Blenheim IFs
Blenheim IF of No 29 Squadron
 1 Feb 1938 Squadron proceeded to RAF Aldergrove for Annual Armament Practice Camp
11 Oct 1934 Squadron returned from RAF Aldergrove on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim IF RAF Debden Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Maurice W S Robinson

24 Nov 1938 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt P S Gomez  5Apr 1938  
Fg Off W P Cambridge 25 Dec 1936  
Plt Off J S Adams 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off H R Bickerstaff 21 Feb 1937  
Plt Off A M Campbell  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off S H Lyttle 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off C P N Brett 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off S J Scammell 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off R F Smythe 24 Oct 1938  
Plt Off H Morgan-Gray 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off S C Norris 17 Sep 1938  
APO Charles V Winn 17 Sep 1938 later AVM

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements  Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
APO J R D Braham 17 Dec 1938 Arrived on posting from No 11 FTS
Plt Off H R Bickerstaff 21 Feb 1937 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off D H W Hanson 17 Dec 1938 Arrived on posting from RAF College on Appointment to a Permanent Commission
APO H Morgan-Gray 10 Jan 1939 Returned from No 4 E & RFTS
APO Charles V Winn 10 Jan 1939 Returned from No 4 E & RFTS
APO S C Norris 10 Jan 1939 Returned from No 4 E & RFTS
Plt Off L G H Kells 22 Jan 1939 Arrived on posting from Class 'A' Reserve
Plt Off E W W Ellis 31 Jan 1939 Arrived on posting from School of Naval Co-operation
Flt Lt P S Gomez  1 Feb 1939 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Sqn Ldr

Maurice W S Robinson

13 Feb 1939 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot
Sqn Ldr P S Gomez 13 Feb 1939 Assumed command of the squadron
Fg Off H R Bickerstaff 21 Feb 1937 Promoted to Fg Off
       

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)
 

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim IF RAF Debden Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr P S Gomez  5 Apr 1938 Officer Commanding
Fg Off W P Cambridge 25 Dec 1936  
Fg Off J S Adams 10 Jan 1937  
Fg Off H R Bickerstaff 21 Feb 1937  
Plt Off A M Campbell  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off S H Lyttle 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off C P N Brett 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off S J Scammell 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off R F Smythe 24 Oct 1938  
Plt Off H Morgan-Gray 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off S C Norris 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off E W W Ellis 31 Jan 1939  
Plt Off D H W Hanson 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off L H Kells 22 Jan 1939  
APO J R D Braham 17 Dec 1938  
APO Charles V Winn 17 Sep 1938 later AVM
Warrant Officer
WO S J Field 10 Nov 1937  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements  Mar - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off H R Bickerstaff  1 Mar 1939 Posted to RAF Debden
Act Flt Lt R W Hase  1 Mar 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Debden
Plt Off J S Adams 25 Apr 1938 Promoted to Fg Off wef 27 Oct 1938

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)
 

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim IF RAF Debden Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr P S Gomez  5 Apr 1938 Officer Commanding
Act Flt Lt R W Hase  1 Mar 1939  
Act Flt Lt W P Cambridge 25 Dec 1936  
Fg Off J S Adams 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off A M Campbell  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off S H Lyttle 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off C P N Brett 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off S J Scammell 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off R F Smythe 24 Oct 1938  
Plt Off H Morgan-Gray 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off S C Norris 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off E W W Ellis 31 Jan 1939  
Plt Off D H W Hanson 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off L H Kells 22 Jan 1939  
Plt Off J R D Braham 17 Dec 1938  
APO Charles V Winn 17 Sep 1938 later AVM
Warrant Officer
WO S J Field 10 Nov 1937  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements  May - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Act Flt Lt R W Hase 16 Apr 1939 Posted to Electrical & Wireless School
Plt Off S H Lyttle 21 Jun 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Act Flt Lt W P Cambridge 28 Jun 1939 Attached to HQ No 11 Group
Plt Off R S Danby  5 Aug 1939 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
Plt Off J S Barnwell 14 Aug 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF College on Appointment to a Permanent Commission
Plt Off R F Smythe  6 Sep 1939 Posted to No 504 Sqn
Plt Off A J A Llewellin  9 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Duxford
Plt Off J D Humphries 10 Sep 1939 Posted in
Plt Off G P Powles (RAFVR) 15 Sep 1939 Posted in for duties as Adjutant
Flt Lt P E F M S Browne 19 Sep 1939 Posted in for duties as OC, 'B' Flight
Plt Off S C Norris 19 Sep 1939 Posted to No 66 Sqn
Plt Off E W W Ellis  2 Oct 1939 Detached to HQ No 60 Wing in connection with movement of transport to France
Plt Off R S Danby  2 Oct 1939 Posted to No 12 Group Pool for advanced training
Plt Off J D Humphries  2 Oct 1939 Posted to No 12 Group Pool for advanced training
Plt Off G G Crawford 10 Nov 1939 Posted to No 23 Sqn
Plt Off R S Danby 10 Nov 1939 Posted to No 23 Sqn
Plt Off J D Humphries 29 Nov 1939 Detached to No 12 Group Pool for instructor duties
Flt Sgt W H Packer 11 Dec 1939 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
22 May 1939 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Annual Armament Practice Camp
 9 Jun 1939 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)

Personnel Movements  Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt E W Breandale  8 Jan 1940 Attached for special duty in connection with signals (Airborne Interception) equipment
Fg Off E C Rogers  8 May 1940 Posted in for Intelligence duties
Flt Lt P E F M S Browne 21 May 1940 Posted to No 229 Sqn
Fg Off A M Campbell 21 May 1940 Promoted Act Flt Lt and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off D H W Hanson 23 May 1940 Posted to No 17 Sqn
Fg Off J J Carroll 27 May 1940 Posted in as Engineer Officer
Plt Off P W Dunning-White 27 May 1940 Posted in
Plt Off J S Barnwell 19 Jun 1940 Missing, body found 5 Jul 1940
Sgt K L Long 19 Jun 1940 Missing
Plt Off C P N Brett  1 Jul 1940 Posted to No 5 OTU
Sgt Cox  1 Jul 1940 WOp/AG to No 500 Sqn
AC2 Austin  1 Jul 1940 AG/ACH from RAF Jurby
AC2 Isherwood  1 Jul 1940 AG/ACH from RAF Jurby
AC2 Moss  1 Jul 1940 AG/ACH from RAF Jurby
Plt Off D J Anderson  7 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 5 OTU
Plt Off P Byng-Hall  7 Jul 1940 Posted in as Air Gunner
Sqn Ldr E R Bitmead  8 Jul 1940 Posted in to command
Sgt Plt French  8 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 5 OTU
Sgt Allen  9 Jul 1940 WOP/AG to No 20 Sqn
Sgt Garstin  9 Jul 1940 WOP/AG to No 20 Sqn
Sqn Ldr E R Bitmead 10 Jul 1940 Admitted to SSQ
Sqn Ldr E R Bitmead 11 Jul 1940 Transferred to RAF Hospital, Rauceby
Sgt Gatiss 13 Jul 1940 A/Obs to No 13 OTU
Fg Off E C Rogers 14 Jul 1940 Posted to RAF Duxford
Plt Off E L Iliffe 14 Jul 1940 Posted in for Intelligence duties
Sqn Ldr S C Widdows 16 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Aston Down to command
Sqn Ldr E R Bitmead 16 Jul 1940 Reposted to unit as Supernumerary (non-effective, sick)
Plt Off L D Wilson 16 Jul 1940 Posted in as Air Gunner
Plt Off N D Solomon 17 Jul 1940 Posted to No 17 Sqn
Plt Off K M Carver 17 Jul 1940 Posted to No 229 Sqn
Sqn Ldr J S McLean 17 Jul 1940 Posted to HQ No 12 Group
Sgt Plt Bumstead 17 Jul 1940 Posted to No 17 Sqn
Sgt Dossett 26 Jul 1940 WOP/AG to No 105 Sqn
Sgt C J Richardson 31 Jul 1940 AG/R-Aero Killed in a flying accident
Sgt R J Gouldstone  8 Aug 1940 AG/ACH from No 5 OTU
Sgt R R Freeman  8 Aug 1940 AG/ACH from No 5 OTU
Sgt O K Sly  8 Aug 1940 AG/ACH from No 5 OTU
Sgt J Wilsdon  9 Aug 1940 AG/Photo from HQ Bomber Command
Plt Off P A Posted tomlinson 20 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 5 OTU
Sgt Plt E A Percival 22 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 23 Sqn
Plt Off R A Rhodes 25 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R J Gouldstone 25 Aug 1940 Killed in action
AC2 N Jacobson 25 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off P E Penfold  3 Sep 1940 Posted to No 5 OTU
Plt Off Steele  6 Sep 1940 Admitted to RAF Hospital, Rauceby following a car accident (fractured wrist and nose)
Plt Off J R D Braham  6 Sep 1940 Admitted to RAF Hospital, Rauceby following a car accident (lacerated back)
Sgt Plt E A Percival 14 Sep 1940 Admitted to RAF Hospital, Rauceby with cartilage trouble in the knee
AC2 F Walmsley 20 Sep 1940 Flt Mech, to Middle East
AC2 E J Watson 20 Sep 1940 Flt Mech, to Middle East
AC2 W L Willard 20 Sep 1940 Flt Mech, to Middle East
AC2 C F Holt 20 Sep 1940 Flt Mech, to Middle East
Fg Off E W W Ellis 25 Sep 1940 Returned from RAF Officers' Hospital, Posted torquay (eye strain)
Plt Off E L Iliffe 26 Sep 1940 Posted to RAF Duxford
Plt Off H E G Browning 26 Sep 1940 Posted in for Intelligence duties
Plt Off Steele 27 Sep 1940 Discharged from RAF Hospital, Rauceby and proceeded on sick leave
Plt Off J R D Braham 27 Sep 1940 Discharged from RAF Hospital, Rauceby and proceeded on sick leave
Fg Off G P Powles (RAFVR)  1 Oct 1940 Proceeded on embarkation leave
Plt Off R P France  8 Oct 1940 Posted in as Adjutant
Sgt R E Stevens 13 Oct 1940 Killed in action
AC2 A Jackson 13 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt O K Sly 13 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off W K Davison 23 Oct 1940 Posted in
Plt Off E Graham-Little 23 Oct 1940 Posted in
Plt Off C R Miles 23 Oct 1940 Posted in
Plt Off A J Love 23 Oct 1940 Posted in
Plt Off V C Lovell 23 Oct 1940 Posted in
Plt Off J R Crohn 24 Oct 1940 Posted in
Flt Lt J S Adams 28 Oct 1940 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight on being posted to another squadron
Fg Off Charles V Winn 28 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off J Andrews  5 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 80 Wing for Signals duties
Plt Off R J P Barber 11 Nov 1940 Posted to No 9 B & GS
Flt Lt G P Gibson 13 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 16 OTU and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off E D Parker 14 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 14 OTU
Plt Off Wilson 17 Nov 1940 Admitted to RAF Hospital, Rauceby following a flying accident
Plt Off P Byng-Hall 18 Nov 1940 Posted to No 218 Sqn
Flt Lt A M Campbell  1 Dec 1940 Posted to No 258 Sqn
Sgt S Stokoe 19 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt E Jones 19 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A A Wilsdon 19 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Bell 19 Dec 1940 His commission terminated
Plt Off Logie 29 Dec 1940 Posted in

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)
 

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
 4 Apr 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Debden to RAF Drem
10 May 1940 Air Party,  moved from RAF Drem to RAF Debden
10 May 1940 Rail Party,  moved from RAF Drem to RAF Debden
11 May 1940 Rail Party arrived at RAF Debden
11 May 1940 Squadron commence operations from RAF Martlesham Heath, whilst HQ remained at Debden
25 Jun 1940 Squadron commence moving from RAF Debden to RAF Digby
27 Jun 1940 Squadron completed the move to RAF Digby (Wellingore being used as a satellite and Ternhill being used as an ALG)
xx Aug 1940 Squadron received some Hawker Hurricanes
Hurricane I of No 29 Squadron (1940)
 2 Sep 1940 Squadron received its first Bristol Beaufighter IF, R2072
Beaufighter IF of No 29 Squadron
13 Sep 1940 Detachment sent to RAF Wittering
20 Sep 1940 R2072 despatched to RAF St Athan for the fitting of AI equipment and then allocated to No 600 Sqn
17 Oct 1940 Squadron received two Fairey Battles for target towing
24 Oct 1940 Squadron received Beaufighter, R2094
13 Nov1940 Squadron received Beaufighter, R2140 from RAF Shawbury
14 Nov1940 Squadron received Beaufighter, R2141 from RAF St Athan
15 Nov1940 Squadron received Beaufighter, R2150 from RAF St Athan
 1 Dec 1940 Squadron re-organised, 'A' Flight being equipped with Beaufighters and 'B' Flight with Blenheims
 1 Dec 1940 The section at RAF Ternhill was moved to RAF Cranage
xx Dec 1940 Squadron ceased using Hurricanes

Source - No 29 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/341)

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