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No 35 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


[Jul 1928 | Jul 1929 | Jul 1930 | Aug 1930 | Sep 1930 | Oct 1930 | Nov 1930 | Dec 1930 | Jul 1931 | Jul 1932 | Jul 1933 | Jan 1934 | Jul 1934 | Jul 1935 | Jul 1936 | Aug 1936 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

 

Personnel Movements: Mar - Jun 1929

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt L M Elworthy  1 Mar 1929 Assumed command of No 35 Sqn
Fg Off J R Ackers  1 Mar 1929 Arrived on posting for Accountant duties
Fg Off Robert A Whyte  5 Mar 1929 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Sqn Ldr Gilbert S M Insall 11 Mar 1929 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt L M Elworthy 12 Mar 1929 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Sqn Ldr Gilbert S M Insall 12 Mar 1929 Assumed command of No 35 Sqn
Sgt Plt M McIntyre 19 Mar 1929 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt C E Rolfe 26 Mar 1929 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Harold Walker 10 Apr 1929 Arrived on posting for Signals duties, wef 22 Mar 1929
Flt Lt L M Elworthy 13 May 1929 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight on posting
Flt Lt Arthur E Beilby 23 May 1929 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off John Coverdale 31 May 1929 Arrived on posting

Source - No 35 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/379)

Organisational Movements: Mar - Jun 1929

Date Notes
 1 Mar 1929 Reformed at RAF Bircham Newton under the control of Wessex Bombing Area
 8 Mar 1929 Five DH9A airframes and four engines arrived as temporary equipment
DH 9A
26 Jun 1929 'B' and 'C' Flight formed

Source - No 35 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/379)

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A RAF Bircham Newton ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Gilbert S M Insall 11 Mar 1929 Officer Commanding, VC, MC
Flt Lt Arthur E Beilby 23 May 1929  
Fg Off Robert A Whyte  5 Mar 1929  
Fg Off Harold Walker 22 Mar 1929 Signals duties
Plt Off John Coverdale 31 May 1929  
Plt Off Reginald R Frith  6 Jun 1929  

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4 Airmen Pilots

Accountant Branch
Fg Off James R Ackers  1 Mar 1929  

 

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jun 1929 - Jul 1930

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Reginald R Frith  6 Jun 1929 Arrived on posting
Plt Off K G Vandyck 15 Jun 1929 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Harold E Dicken 17 Jun 1929 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt R V G Martin  8 Jun 1929 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt E J Corden 15 Jun 1929 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr Gilbert S M Insall  1 Jul 1929 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Sqn Ldr Bernard E Harrison 10 Jul 1929 Assumed command of No 35 Sqn
Wg Cdr Gilbert S M Insall 10 Jul 1929 Relinquished command of No 35 Sqn
Flt Lt Frederick F Garraway 28 Jul 1929 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Harold Walker xx Jul 1929 Departed on posted
Flt Lt Frederick F Garraway  8 Aug 1929 Assumed command of 'B' Flight
Sgt Plt J C Sowden 14 Aug 1929 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt G F Harcourt-Powell 14 Aug 1929 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt J E Hards 22 Aug 1929 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Francis A J Pollock-Gore 27 Aug 1929 Arrived on posting
Fg Off James E Reynolds 27 Aug 1929 Arrived on posting for Stores duties
Fg Off Stewart S Mackay 16 Sep 1929 Arrived on posting, wef 14 Aug 1929
Flt Lt Robert Duncanson 23 Sep 1929 Arrived on posting, wef 16 Aug 1929, and assumed command of 'C' Flight,
Sgt Plt J E Hards 24 Sep 1929 Departed on posting
Sgt Plt E J Corden  7 Oct 1929 Departed on posting
Sgt Plt R V G Martin  9 Oct 1929 Departed on posting
Plt Off B A Oakley 13 Oct 1929 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Michael T M Hyland  4 Nov 1929 Arrived on posting, wef 3 Oct 1929
Plt Off Harcourt-Slade  4 Nov 1929 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt Goldsmith 11 Nov 1929 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt C E Rolfe 12 Nov 1929 Posted to No 12 Sqn
Sgt Plt O'Meara 16 Nov 1929 Posted to No 100 Sqn
Plt Off Harcourt-Slade 12 Jan 1930 Posted to FAA
Plt Off Thomas J Rees 13 Jan 1930 Arrived on posting, wef 14 Dec 1929
Plt Off Harold E Dicken 21 Jan 1930 Attached to School of Air Pilotage for Course
Flt Lt

Eric H Richardson

 3 Feb 1930 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Arthur E Beilby  3 Feb 1930 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off James McGuinness 26 Feb 1930 Arrived on posting for Armament duties
Fg Off Robert A Whyte  3 Mar 1930 Relinquished duties of Adjutant on posting to No 7 Sqn
Fg Off Stewart S Mackay  3 Mar 1930 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off John Coverdale  3 Mar 1930 Attached to School of Photography for Short Course
Sgt Plt Birbeck 24 Mar 1930 Arrived on posting
Plt Off K G Vandyck 25 Mar 1930 Posted to No 100 Sqn
Plt Off Harold E Dicken 28 Apr 1930 Ceased to be attached to School of Air Pilotage ands assumed duties of Air Pilotage Officer
Plt Off B A Oakley 13 May 1930 Posted to No 36 Sqn
Fg Off John Coverdale 30 May 1930 Ceased to be attached to School of Photography and assumed duties of Photographic Officer
Plt Off Thomas J Rees 30 Jun 1930 Attached to RAF Training Base Leuchars for FAA training

Source - No 35 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/379)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Date Notes
 5 Nov 1929 'A' Flight commenced re-equipment with Fairey IIIFs
Fairey IIIF of No 35 Squadron
 5 Nov 1929 'A' Flight completed re-equipment with Fairey IIIFs and 'B' Flight commenced re-equipment
26 Nov 1929 'B' Flight completed re-equipment with Fairey IIIFs
 5 Jan 1930 'C' Flight commenced re-equipment with Fairey IIIFs
21 Jan 1930 'C' Flight completed re-equipment with Fairey IIIFs

Source - No 35 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/379)

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF (from Nov 1929) RAF Bircham Newton ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Bernard E Harrison 10 Jul 1929 Officer Commanding, AFC
Flt Lt

Eric H Richardson

 3 Feb 1930 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Frederick F Garraway 28 Jul 1929  
Flt Lt Robert Duncanson 16 Aug 1929  
Fg Off James McGuinness 26 Feb 1930 Armament duties
Fg Off Patrick J H Halahan 11 Mar 1930  
Fg Off Reginald R Frith  6 Jun 1929  
Fg Off John Coverdale 31 May 1929 Photographic duties
Fg Off Stewart S Mackay 14 Aug 1929  
Fg Off Michael T M Hyland 3 Oct 1929  
Plt Off Thomas J Rees 14 Dec 1929  
Plt Off Harold E Dicken 17 Jun 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties; later A/Cdre
Plt Off Francis A J Pollock-Gore 27 Aug 1929  

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6 Airmen Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off James E Reynolds 27 Aug 1929  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off James R Ackers  1 Mar 1929  

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

Personnel Movements: Jul 1930 - Jul 1931

Rank Name Date Notes
Sgt Plt Fox 18 Aug 1930 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt Goldsmith 18 Aug 1930 Posted to No 12 Sqn
Plt Off Watson  8 Sep 1930 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Bailey  8 Sep 1930 Arrived on posting
Plt Off William J Scott  7 Oct 1930 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Noel Foster-Packer  7 Oct 1930 Arrived on posting

Source - No 35 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/379)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1930 - Jul 1931

Date Notes
10 Aug 1930 Road Party proceeded to its War Station, RAF Upper Heyford, via RAF Henlow
11 Aug 1930 Air Party proceeded to its War Station, RAF Upper Heyford
xx Aug 1930 Squadron returned to RAF Bircham Newton (between 15-18 Aug)

Source - No 35 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/379)

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF RAF Bircham Newton ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Bernard E Harrison 10 Jul 1929 Officer Commanding, AFC
Flt Lt

Eric H Richardson

 3 Feb 1930 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Frederick F Garraway 28 Jul 1929  
Flt Lt Robert Duncanson 16 Aug 1929  
Fg Off John Coverdale 31 May 1929 Photographic duties
Fg Off Michael T M Hyland 3 Oct 1929  
Fg Off Harold E Dicken 17 Jun 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Leslie Watson 13 Aug 1930  
Fg Off Francis A J Pollock-Gore 27 Aug 1929  
Fg Off William J Scott  8 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Noel Foster-Packer  8 Oct 1930  
Plt Off Robert A Byrne 23 Dec 1930  
Plt Off Edwin M Gurney 23 Dec 1930  
Plt Off Leslie E B Stonhill 23 Dec 1930  
Plt Off Alfred C D Webb 19 Mar 1931  
Plt Off Alfred V Bax 29 May 1931 AFM

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3 Airmen Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off James E Reynolds 27 Aug 1929  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off James R Ackers  1 Mar 1929  

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1931 - Jun 1932

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Augustus A Jones 22 Aug 1931 Arrived on posting from Electrical and Wireless School, Cranwell
Fg Off William T F Wightman 26 May 1932 Arrived on posting from RAF Base Gosport, wef 2 May 1932

Source - No 35 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/379)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1931 - Jul 1932

Date Notes
28 Aug 1931 Ground Party proceeded to RAF Andover
29 Aug 1931 Air Party proceeded RAF Andover
 2 Sep 1931 Ground Party returned to RAF Bircham Newton
 3 Sep 1931 Air Party returned to RAF Bircham Newton
 3 May 1932 Squadron moved to RAF Duxford for affiliation duties
15 May 1932 Squadron returned to RAF Bircham Newton from RAF Duxford
23 May 1932 Squadron proceeded to No 2 ATC, RAF North Coates Fitties
 2 Jul 1932 Squadron returned to RAF Bircham Newton from No 2 ATC, RAF North Coates Fitties

Source - No 35 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/379)

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF

Fairey Gordon

RAF Bircham Newton ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Hugh M K Brown 20 Jun 1931 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt John A Elliot 13 Dec 1931  
Flt Lt Robert R Greenlaw  3 Dec 1931  
Flt Lt Augustus A Jones 22 Aug 1931  
Fg Off Noah W Creasy 19 Aug 1931 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off John Coverdale 31 May 1929 Photographic duties
Fg Off William T F Wightman  2 May 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Leslie Watson 13 Aug 1930  
Fg Off William J Scott  8 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Noel Foster-Packer  8 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Alfred C D Webb 19 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Leslie E B Stonhill 23 Dec 1930  
Fg Off William M Hargreaves 26 Sep 1931  
Plt Off Raymond G Whitehead 29 Dec 1931  
Plt Off Alfred V Bax 29 May 1931 AFM
Plt Off John T Longman 19 Dec 1931  
Plt Off Humphrey P Jenkins 19 Dec 1931  

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9 Airmen Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Maurice E  O'B Atkinson  9 Dec 1931  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off James R Ackers  1 Mar 1929  

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off B S Nicholl 20 Jun 1932 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
Fg Off D J Lee 23 Jul 1932 Arrived on posting from RAF Cranwell
Fg Off Donald C Stone 22 Aug 1932 Arrived on posting from the A & AEE
Plt Off John T Longman  4 Sep 1932 Posted to RAF Base Gosport
Fg Off John Coverdale  1 Oct 1932 Posted to No 4 FTS
Plt Off Humphrey P Jenkins  1 Oct 1932 Posted to No 47 Sqn
Fg Off

Alfred Earle

 2 Oct 1932 Arrived on posting, wef 1 Oct 1932
Fg Off Noah W Creasy  5 Oct 1932 Posted to RAF Andover
Fg Off Watson 30 Nov 1932 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Fg Off William M Hargreaves 30 Nov 1932 Assumed duties of Adjutant on posting to RAF Depot, Uxbridge
Fg Off Watson 30 Nov 1932 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off Harris 19 Dec 1932 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
Fg Off J R Ackers 17 Jan 1933 Accountant Officer, posted to No 84 Sqn
Flt Lt John A Elliot 21 Jan 1933 Posted to RAF Staff College, Andover
Fg Off Drew 27 Jan 1933 Posted to No 55 Sqn
Fg Off D J Lee  7 Feb 1933 Posted to Aircraft Depot, India
Plt Off Alfred V Bax  7 Feb 1933 Posted to No 207 Sqn
Flt Lt Albert G Thackray 10 Feb 1933 Arrived on posting from RAF Halton
Plt Off Harris 20 Feb 1933 Posted to No 6 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Hugh M K Brown 20 Feb 1933 Posted to Air Armament School, Eastchurch
Sqn Ldr John F Gordon  8 Mar 1933 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 35 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Vincent Buxton 29 Apr 1933 Arrived on posting, wef 28 Apr 1933, pending assuming command of No 35 Sqn
Sqn Ldr John F Gordon  5 May 1933 Relinquished command of No 35 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Vincent Buxton  5 May 1933 Assumed command of No 35 Sqn
Flt Lt H L Patch  8 May 1933 Attached from SHQ, RAF Bircham Newton as Officer Commanding, 'C' Flight
Flt Lt Albert W Bates  1 Jun 1933 Arrived on posting

Source - No 35 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/379)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Date Notes
 26 Jul 1932 Squadron commenced re-equipment with Fairey Gordons
Gordon II of No 35 Squadron
30 Sep 1932 Squadron completed re-equipment with Fairey Gordons
 7 May 1933 Advance Party proceeded to No 2 ATC, RAF North Coates Fitties
10 May 1933 Air Party proceeded to No 2 ATC, RAF North Coates Fitties
10 Jun 1933 Squadron returned to RAF Bircham Newton from No 2 ATC, RAF North Coates Fitties

Source - No 35 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/379)

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF

Fairey Gordon

RAF Bircham Newton ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John F Gordon  8 Mar 1933 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr Vincent Buxton 28 Apr 1933
Flt Lt Robert R Greenlaw  3 Dec 1931  
Flt Lt Albert G Thackray 10 Feb 1933 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt Albert W Bates  1 Jun 1933  
Flt Lt Augustus A Jones 22 Aug 1931  
Fg Off William T F Wightman  2 May 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off William J Scott  8 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Noel Foster-Packer  8 Oct 1930  
Fg Off

Alfred Earle

 1 Oct 1932 Photographic duties; later ACM
Fg Off Alfred C D Webb 19 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Leslie E B Stonhill 23 Dec 1930  
Fg Off William M Hargreaves 26 Sep 1931  

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9 Airmen Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Maurice E  O'B Atkinson  9 Dec 1931  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Donald C Stone 22 Aug 1932  
Warrant Officers
WO Frederick Wilmshurst 15 Feb 1932 DSM
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Sidney C Griggs  6 Dec 1929 DCM
WO II John Doig 18 Feb 1930  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1933 - Jan 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Leslie E B Stonhill 17 Nov 1933 Posted to Air Armament School, RAF Eastchurch
Plt Off John H R Oldfield 26 Aug 1933 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
Plt Off Clair F Newcombe 16 Sep 1933 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Plt Off Eric T Smith 16 Sep 1933 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS

Source - No 35 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/379)

January 1934

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Vincent Buxton 28 Apr 1933 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt Albert G Thackray 10 Feb 1933 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt Albert W Bates  1 Jun 1933  
Flt Lt Augustus A Jones 22 Aug 1931  
Fg Off William J Scott  8 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Noel Foster-Packer  8 Oct 1930  
Fg Off

Alfred Earle

 1 Oct 1932 Photographic duties; later ACM
Fg Off Alfred C D Webb 19 Mar 1931  
Fg Off William M Hargreaves 26 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Leslie E B Stonhill 23 Dec 1930  
Plt Off Alan C Martin 26 Aug 1933  
Plt Off John H R Oldfield 26 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Patrick D Carden 26 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Clair F Newcombe 16 Sep 1933  
Plt Off Eric T Smith 16 Sep 1933  

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6 Airmen Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Maurice E  O'B Atkinson  9 Dec 1931  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Donald C Stone 22 Aug 1932  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Reginald H Nash 15 Sep 1933  
WO II John Doig 18 Feb 1930  
WO II William J Pond 23 Oct 1933  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off

Alfred Earle

  1 Jan 1934 Posted to School of Photography for Long Course
Plt Off Cox 15 Jan 1934 Arrived on posting from RAF Cranwell
Plt Off Eversfield 15 Jan 1934 Arrived on posting from RAF Cranwell

Source - No 35 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/379)

July 1934

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Vincent Buxton 28 Apr 1933 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt Albert G Thackray 10 Feb 1933 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt Albert W Bates  1 Jun 1932  
Flt Lt Augustus A Jones 22 Aug 1931  
Fg Off William J Scott  8 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Alfred C D Webb 19 Mar 1931  
Fg Off William M Hargreaves 26 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Alan C Martin 26 Aug 1933  
Plt Off John H R Oldfield 26 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Clair F Newcombe 16 Sep 1933  
Plt Off Eric T Smith 16 Sep 1933  

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6 Airmen Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Maurice E  O'B Atkinson  9 Dec 1931  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Donald C Stone 22 Aug 1932  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Reginald H Nash 15 Sep 1933  
WO II Douglas L Eden 24 Apr 1934  
WO II William J Pond 23 Oct 1933  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Vincent Buxton 28 Apr 1933 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt Albert G Thackray 10 Feb 1933 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt Archibald H H MacDonald 21 Dec 1934  
Flt Lt Clifton W Grannum  8 Apr 1935  
Fg Off Horace P Burwood 17 May 1935  
Fg Off John H R Oldfield 26 Aug 1933  
Fg Off William D Woods  4 Mar 1935  
Plt Off Michael H de L Everest 16 Feb 1935  

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6 Airmen Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off John E V Tyzack 11 Mar 1935  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Donald C Stone 22 Aug 1932  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Reginald H Nash 15 Sep 1933  
WO II Douglas L Eden 24 Apr 1934  
WO II William J Pond 23 Oct 1933  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1935 - Jun 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr A P Ritchie 14 Sep 1935 Relinquished command of No 35 Sqn on posting
Sqn Ldr Cedric W Hill 22 Sep 1935 Assumed command of No 35 Sqn
Fg Off Eric A Biddle 13 Oct 1935 Accountant Officer, disembarked at Alexandria and posted to HQ RAF Middle East
Flt Lt Latham 16 Nov 1935 Arrived on posting for Equipment duties
Flt Lt John E V Tyzack 20 Nov 1935 Equipment Officer, posted to HQ No 5 Wing, Khartoum
Sgt Plt Howells 21 Dec 1935 Posted to Home Establishment fore Flying Instructors' Course
Flt Lt S G Connolly 27 Jan 1936 Armament Officer, HQ RAF Middle East, killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt P V Edwards 27 Jan 1936 Killed in a flying accident
LAC F Campling 27 Jan 1936 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt A H Osmond  9 Feb 1936 Arrived on posting for Medical duties, wef 31 Jan 1936
Fg Off H H G R Isherwood  9 Feb 1936 Promoted to Flt Lt
Flt Lt L Freeman 12 Feb 1936 Posted to Iraq Command
Fg Off Horace P Burwood 12 Feb 1936 Posted to Home Establishment
Sgt Plt Bucknell 12 Feb 1936 Posted to Home Establishment
Plt Off R N Wardell  19Feb 1936 Arrived on posting, wef 1 Feb 1936
APO P H Richmond  6 Mar 1936 Arrived on posting
APO G A H Kent  6 Mar 1936 Arrived on posting
APO H H A Ironside  6 Mar 1936 Arrived on posting
Fg Off H H G R Isherwood  9 Mar 1936 Posted to Home Establishment
Flt Lt Latham 12 Mar 1936 Admitted to British Military Hospital, Khartoum
Fg Off John H R Oldfield 14 Mar 1936 Relinquished duties of Adjutant on posting to Home Establishment
Plt Off Frank E Croce 14 Mar 1936 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Plt Off F F Essam 21 Mar 1936 Attached to RAF Aboukir for Parachute Course
Flt Lt Latham  4 Apr 1936 Posted to RAF Heliopolis from British Military Hospital, Khartoum
Flt Lt Latham 13 Apr 1936 Posted to Home Establishment (non-effective, sick)
Fg Off Douglas-Jones 17 Apr 1936 Posted to Home Establishment
Fg Off William D Woods 26 Apr 1936 Posted to Home Establishment
Plt Off F F Essam 27 Apr 1936 Killed in a flying accident
LAC J T Read 27 Apr 1936 Killed in a flying accident
LAC T R Newton 27 Apr 1936 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt Harold R Bardon 28 May 1936 Proceeded to RAF Heliopolis pending posting to Iraq
Flt Lt Albert G Thackray  1 Jun 1936 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Flt Lt A H Osmond  8 Jun 1936 Posted to Home Establishment
Flt Lt H G L Hawkins 10 Jun 1936 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'A' Flight

Source - No 35 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/379)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Date Notes
19 Aug 1935 Squadron proceeded to No 1 ATC, RAF Catfoss
18 Sep 1935 Squadron recalled to RAF Bircham Newton from No 1 ATC, RAF Catfoss
23 Sep 1935 All aircraft flown to RAF Sealand for packing
24 Sep 1935 Squadron MT driven to RAF Sealand for packing
 4 Oct 1935 Squadron personnel embarked on SS Cameronia at Liverpool for the Middle East
13 Oct 1935 Accounts Staff disembarked at Alexandria and posted to HQ RAF Middle East
17 Oct 1935 Squadron disembarked at Port Sudan and entrained for Ed Damer except for re-assembly party
18 Oct 1935 Squadron arrived at Ed Damer
26 Oct 1935 Aircraft arrived at Ed Damer from Port Sudan
18 Mar 1936 Advance Party proceeded to Gebeit
 6 Apr 1936 Air Party proceeded to Gebeit
 7 Apr 1936 Rail Party proceeded to Gebeit

Source - No 35 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/379)

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Gordon RAF Bircham Newton (temporarily detached to the Middle East) ADGB/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Cedric W Hill 22 Sep 1935 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr Albert G Thackray 10 Feb 1933 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt Harold R Bardon 21 Sep 1935  
Flt Lt Clifton W Grannum  8 Apr 1935  
Plt Off Michael H de L Everest 16 Feb 1935  
Plt Off Frank E Croce 27 Jul 1935  
Plt Off R N Wardell  1 Feb 1936  
Plt Off P H Richmond  6 Mar 1936  
Plt Off G A H Kent  6 Mar 1936  
Plt Off H H A Ironside  6 Mar 1936  

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6 Airmen Pilots

Equipment Branch
Flt Lt John E V Tyzack 11 Mar 1935  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Eric A Biddle 19 Sep 1935  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt A H Osmond 31 Jan 1936 MRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Reginald H Nash 15 Sep 1933  
WO II William J Pond 23 Oct 1933  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

August 1936

Source - August 1936 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Albert G Thackray 25 Jun 1936 Posted to HQ No 5 Wing for 'P' Staff duties
Sgt Plt Shearsmith 22 Jul 1936 Posted to Home Establishment fore Flying Instructors' Course
Sqn Ldr Albert G Thackray xx Aug 1936 Reposted to the squadron from HQ N0 5 Wing
Sqn Ldr Cedric W Hill  2 Oct 1936 Relinquished command of No 35 Sqn on posting to command No 1 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Albert G Thackray  2 Oct 1936 Assumed command of No 35 Sqn
Plt Off Frank E Croce 26 Nov 1936 Relinquished duties of Adjutant on posting to No 2 FTS
Plt Off P H Richmond 26 Nov 1936 Assumed duties of Adjutant
APO G R Boles 20 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting
APO W A Howell 20 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting
APO P R Patrick 20 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt Moon 20 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt Adair 20 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting
APO T S R King 10 Jan 1937 Arrived on posting
APO C R B Wigfall 10 Jan 1937 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt Northrop 10 Jan 1937 Arrived on posting
APO C G S Robinson 21 Jan 1937 Arrived on posting
APO C R B Wigfall 11 Mar 1937 Posted to No 60 Sqn, India
Plt Off H H A Ironside 22 Mar 1937 Posted to No 63 Sqn, RAF Upwood
APO C G S Robinson 30 Mar 1937 Posted to HQ RAF Middle East
Plt Off P H Richmond 10 May 1937 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off P R Patrick 10 May 1937 Assumed duties of Adjutant
APO R B Barker 22 May 1937 Arrived on posting
APO D C B Riddick 22 May 1937 Arrived on posting
Plt Off G A H Kent 19 Jul 1937 Posted to No 9 FTS, RAF Hullavington

Source - No 35 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/379)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Date Notes
 3 Aug 1936 Dismantling Party proceeded to Port Sudan
 8 Aug 1936 Aircraft flown to Port Sudan for dismantling
14 Aug 1936 Personnel entrained at Gebeit for Port Sudan and embarked on HMT Somersetshire
18 Aug 1936 Equipment embarked on SS Antilochus
29 Aug 1936 Squadron disembarked at Southampton and entrained for RAF Worthy Down
12 Nov 1936 Erecting Party proceeded to RAF Sealand to re-erect the aircraft
28 Nov 1936 First four aircraft flown from RAF Sealand to RAF Worthy Down
 4 Dec 1936 Erecting Party returned to RAF Worthy Down from RAF Sealand
 7 Dec 1936 Last three aircraft flown from RAF Sealand to RAF Worthy Down
18 Dec 1936 The Squadron Badge which was authorised by HM King Edward VIII in October was presented by ACM Sir John Steel
No 35 Squadron badge
12 Apr 1937 Advance Party proceeded to RAF Aldergrove for Annual Armament Training
 20 Jul 1937 Squadron received first three Vickers Wellesleys to commence re-equipment
Wellesley I of No 35 Squadron - April 1938

Source - No 35 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/379)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Gordon

Vickers Wellesley

RAF Worthy Down Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Albert G Thackray 10 Feb 1933 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Clifton W Grannum  8 Apr 1935  
Plt Off R N Wardell  1 Feb 1936  
Plt Off G A H Kent  6 Mar 1936  
Plt Off G R Boles 20 Dec 1936  
Plt Off W A Howell 20 Dec 1936  
Plt Off P R Patrick 20 Dec 1936  
Plt Off T S R King 10 Jan 1937  
APO R B Barker 22 May 1937  
APO D C B Riddick 22 May 1937  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off C A Ball 26 Oct 1936  

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6 Airmen Pilots

Warrant Officers
WO N L Claxton 18 Dec 1936  
WO E Dracup 30 Aug 1936  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II William J Pond 23 Oct 1933  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off W H Powdrell 27 Jul 1937 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot, Uxbridge
Plt Off I A Mead 31 Jul 1937 Arrived on posting from RAF College, Cranwell
Plt Off A J Goatly  2 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting from Equipment Depot, Kidbrooke for Equipment duties
APO N G Birks  7 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
APO W T Russell  7 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting from No 8 FTS
APO R McD Hall  7 Aug 1937 RAFO, arrived on attachment
APO F W S Keighley  7 Aug 1937 RAFO, arrived on attachment
Fg Off L R Stewart 14 Aug 1937 Attached from No 75 Sqn to instruct pilots on Wellesley aircraft
APO F W S Keighley 16 Aug 1937 RAFO, regraded as a Plt Off and appointed to a Short Service Commission
Fg Off L R Stewart 17 Aug 1937 Ceased to be attached from No 75 Sqn to instruct pilots on Wellesley aircraft
Sgt Plt R C G Harman  9 Sep 1937 Posted to No 5 FTS, RAF Sealand
Plt Off W A Howell 20 Sep 1937 Posted to Electrical and Wireless School, RAF Cranwell
Sgt Plt Flynn 27 Sep 1937 Posted to Electrical and Wireless School, RAF Cranwell
APO R McD Hall 12 Oct 1937 RAFO, ceased to be attached
Plt Off F W S Keighley 20 Oct 1937 Attached to School of Air Navigation for Short Navigation Course
Plt Off W H Powdrell 20 Oct 1937 Attached to CFS for Flying Refresher Course
Sgt Plt E Moon 20 Oct 1937 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt V Hedley 20 Oct 1937 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 G J M Nunn 20 Oct 1937 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt Plt F R Pepper 23 Oct 1937 Posted to No 9 FTS
Plt Off P R Patrick 15 Nov 1937 Attached to RAF Manston for Parachute Course
APO W T Russell 15 Nov 1937 Confirmed in his appointment and regraded Plt Off
Plt Off C A Ball 15 Nov 1937 Confirmed in his appointment and regraded Fg Off
Plt Off P R Patrick 23 Nov 1937 Attached to No 1 FTS RAF Leuchars for FAA Course
Plt Off W H Powdrell 26 Nov 1937 Ceased to be attached to CFS for Flying Refresher Course
Plt Off I A Mead 27 Nov 1937 Assumed duties of Adjutant
APO P R Barr 27 Nov 1937 Arrived on posting from No 8 FTS
APO J R St John 27 Nov 1937 Arrived on posting from No 8 FTS
APO D C B Riddick  6 Dec 1937 Attached to RAF Depot for Gas Defence Course
APO N G Birks 21 Dec 1937 Confirmed in his appointment, wef 23 Nov 1937 and regraded Plt Off, wef 12 Oct 1937
Plt Off A J Goatly  1 Jan 1938 Equipment Officer, promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off P R Patrick  3 Jan 1938 Posted to RAF Gosport for FSR Course
Sgt Plt O'Brien  3 Jan 1938 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot
Plt Off F W S Keighley  8 Jan 1938 Ceased to be ttached to School of Air Navigation for Short Navigation Course
Plt Off W T Russell 10 Jan 1938 Attached to School of Air Navigation for Short Navigation Course
Plt Off R B Barker 10 Jan 1938 Attached to School of Air Navigation for Short Navigation Course
APO T H Myers 19 Feb 1938 Arrived on posting from No 9 FTS, RAF Hullavington
Act Sgt Walsh 20 Feb 1938 Committed suicide
Plt Off D C B Riddick  1 Mar 1938 Posted to RAF Cardington for Ferrying duties
APO J R St John  8 Mar 1938 Confirmed in his appointment and regraded Plt Off
Plt Off W T Russell 19 Mar 1938 Ceased to be attached to School of Air Navigation for Short Navigation Course
Plt Off R B Barker 19 Mar 1938 Ceased to be attached to School of Air Navigation for Short Navigation Course
Plt Off N G Birks 21 Mar 1938 Attached to RAF Depot for Gas Defence Course
APO S P V Bird 26 Mar 1938 RAFO, arrived on posting from No 8 FTS
Fg Off C A Ball 28 Mar 1938 Accountant Officer, posted to No 80 Sqn, RAF Debden
Plt Off N G Birks 31 Mar 1938 Ceased to be attached to RAF Depot for Gas Defence Course
Flt Lt Clifton W Grannum  1 Apr 1938 Posted to No 11 FTS for Administrative duties
Plt Off J L Sanderson 21 Apr 1938 Arrived on posting for Accountant duties
APO G L Cooper  7 May 1938 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
APO I J Spencer  7 May 1938 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
Plt Off J R St John 9 May 1938 Attached to No 3 SoTT, RAF Manston for Parachute Course
Plt Off G R Boles 15 May 1938 Relinquished duties of Squadron Parachute Officer
Plt Off J R St John 15 May 1938 Ceased to be attached to No 3 SoTT and appointed Squadron Parachute Officer
Act Sgt A G Boggis 16 May 1938 Air Observer, posted away
Plt Off R B Barker 22 May 1938 Attached to RAF Abingdon for Link Trainer Course
Plt Off R B Barker 27 May 1938 Ceased to be attached to RAF Abingdon for Link Trainer Course
APO S P V Bird 31 May 1938 RAFO, appointed to a Short Service Commission as a Plt Off on Probation
Plt Off J L Sanderson 11 Jun 1938 Accountant Officer, promoted to Fg Off

Source - No 35 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/379)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
 3 Jan 1938 Squadron proceeded to No 4 ATC, RAF West Freugh for Annual Armament Training
30 Jan 1938 Squadron returned to RAF Worthy Down from No 4 ATC, RAF West Freugh on completion of Annual Armament Training
 12 Apr 1938 Squadron received its first Fairey Battle (Dual Control) to commence re-equipment
Battle I of No 35 Squadron
20 Apr 1938 Squadron moved from RAF Worthy Down to RAF Cottesmore
20 May 1938 Re-equipment with Fairey Battles completed

Source - No 35 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/379)

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I RAF Cottesmore Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Albert G Thackray 10 Feb 1933 Officer Commanding
Fg Off R N Wardell  1 Feb 1936  
Plt Off G R Boles 20 Dec 1936  
Plt Off T S R King 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off W H Powdrell 27 Jul 1937  
Plt Off R B Barker 22 May 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off I A Mead 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off F W S Keighley  7 Aug 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off W T Russell  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off N G Birks  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off P R Barr 27 Nov 1937  
APO J R St John 27 Nov 1937  
APO T H Myers 19 Feb 1938  
APO S P V Bird 26 Mar 1938 RAFO
APO G L Cooper  7 May 1938  
APO I J Spencer  7 May 1938  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off A J Goatly  2 Aug 1937  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off J L Sanderson 21 Apr 1938  

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6 Airmen Pilots

Warrant Officers
WO E Dracup 30 Aug 1936  
WO William J Pond 23 Oct 1933  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Act Fg Off G R Boles  6 Aug 1938 Confirmed in the rank of Fg Off
Plt Off F W S Keighley 16 Aug 1938 Confirmed in his appointment
Plt Off J R St John 21 Aug 1938 Recalled from leave and attached to RAF Shoreham for Civil Navigation Course
Flt Lt H F Chester 29 Aug 1938 Arrived on posting as supernumerary pending assuming command of No 35 Sqn
Flt Sgt Lucas  3 Sep 1938 NCO i/c Photographic Section, posted away
Flt Sgt Want  3 Sep 1938 Assumed duties of NCO i/c Photographic Section
Sqn Ldr Albert G Thackray  5 Sep 1938 Relinquished command of No 35 Sqn on posting to HQ No 2 Group
Flt Lt H F Chester  5 Sep 1938 Assumed command of No 35 Sqn
Plt Off R B Barker 19 Sep 1938 Attached to RAF Cranfield for Refresher Link Trainer Course
Plt Off R B Barker 23 Sep 1938 Ceased to be attached to RAF Cranfield for Refresher Link Trainer Course
Flt Lt H F Chester  1 Oct 1938 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Plt Off P R Barr  4 Oct 1938 Attached to School of Air Navigation for No 44 Short Navigation Course
Plt Off I J Spencer  4 Oct 1938 Attached to School of Air Navigation for No 44 Short Navigation Course
Sqn Ldr H F Chester 22 Oct 1938 Attached to School of Air Navigation for Senior Officers' Short Navigation Course
Plt Off T S R King 23 Oct1938 Promoted to Fg Off
APO J H Sullivan 31 Oct 1938 Arrived on posting from School of Store Keeping and Stores Accounting for Equipment duties
Plt Off L H Carey  1 Nov 1938 Arrived on posting on appointment to a SSC
Sqn Ldr H F Chester 11 Nov 1938 Ceased to be attached to School of Air Navigation on completion of course
Plt Off J R St John 11 Nov 1938 Ceased to be attached to RAF Shoreham for Civil Navigation Course
Sgt Martin 13 Nov 1938 Attached to RAF Shoreham for Civil Navigation Course
AC1 W P Butler 21 Nov 1938 Died from injuries
Plt Off P R Barr 10 Dec 1938 Ceased to be attached to School of Air Navigation for No 44 Short Navigation Course
Plt Off I J Spencer 10 Dec 1938 Ceased to be attached to School of Air Navigation for No 44 Short Navigation Course
Fg Off A J Goatly 23 Dec 1937 Equipment Officer, posted to No 8 Sqn, Aden

Source - No 35 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/379)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
20 Sep 1938 Squadron moved to RAF Manston on mobilisation during the 'Munich Crisis'
30 Sep 1938 Squadron returned from RAF Manston on on end of mobilisation during the 'Munich Crisis'

Source - No 35 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/379)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I RAF Cottesmore Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr H F Chester 29 Aug 1938 Officer Commanding
Act Flt Lt R N Wardell  1 Feb 1936
Fg Off G R Boles 20 Dec 1936  
Fg Off T S R King 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off W H Powdrell 27 Jul 1937  
Plt Off R B Barker 22 May 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off I A Mead 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off F W S Keighley  7 Aug 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off W T Russell  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off N G Birks  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off P R Barr 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J R St John 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off T H Myers 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off S P V Bird 26 Mar 1938 RAFO
Plt Off G L Cooper  7 May 1938  
Plt Off I J Spencer  7 May 1938  
Plt Off L H Carey  9 Jul 1938  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off A J Goatly  2 Aug 1937  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off J L Sanderson 21 Apr 1938
Warrant Officers
WO E Dracup 30 Aug 1936  
WO William J Pond 23 Oct 1933  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off I A Mead 31 Jan 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off R B Barker 10 Feb 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off F W S Keighley 13 Feb 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off G R Boles 17 Feb 1939 OC, 'A' Flight attached to ATS, Hamble for Navigation Course
Act Flt Lt R N Wardell 17 Feb 1939 OC, 'B' Flight attached to ATS, Hamble for Navigation Course
Fg Off I A Mead 17 Feb 1939 Relinquished duties of Adjutant and assumed temporary command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off T S R King 17 Feb 1939 Assumed temporary command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off R B Barker 17 Feb 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Act Flt Lt R N Wardell 19 Feb 1939 Relinquished the acting rank of Flt Lt
Fg Off T S R King  2 Mar 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Fg Off I A Mead  3 Mar 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
APO J H Sullivan  1 Apr 1939 Posted to SHQ, RAF Cottesmore

Source - No 35 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/379)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
20 Feb 1939 Squadron proceeded to No 4 ATC, RAF West Freugh for Annual Armament Training
 1 Mar 1939 Squadron returned to RAF Cottesmore from No 4 ATC, RAF West Freugh due to unserviceability of airfield

Source - No 35 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/379)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I RAF Cottesmore Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr H F Chester 29 Aug 1938 Officer Commanding
Act Flt Lt R N Wardell  1 Feb 1936
Fg Off G R Boles 20 Dec 1936  
Fg Off T S R King 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off W H Powdrell 27 Jul 1937  
Plt Off R B Barker 22 May 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off I A Mead 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off F W S Keighley  7 Aug 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off W T Russell  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off N G Birks  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off P R Barr 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J R St John 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off T H Myers 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off S P V Bird 26 Mar 1938 RAFO
Plt Off G L Cooper  7 May 1938  
Plt Off I J Spencer  7 May 1938  
Plt Off L H Carey  9 Jul 1938  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off J L Sanderson 21 Apr 1938
Warrant Officers
WO S G McCabe    
WO William J Pond 23 Oct 1933  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I RAF Cottesmore Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr H F Chester 29 Aug 1938 Officer Commanding
Act Flt Lt R N Wardell  1 Feb 1936
Fg Off G R Boles 20 Dec 1936  
Fg Off T S R King 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off W H Powdrell 27 Jul 1937  
Plt Off R B Barker 22 May 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off I A Mead 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off F W S Keighley  7 Aug 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off W T Russell  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off N G Birks  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off P R Barr 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J R St John 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off T H Myers 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off S P V Bird 26 Mar 1938 RAFO
Plt Off G L Cooper  7 May 1938  
Plt Off I J Spencer  7 May 1938  
Plt Off L H Carey  9 Jul 1938  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off J L Sanderson 21 Apr 1938
Warrant Officers
WO S G McCabe    

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Apr - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off M A Snowball 11 Apr 1939 Arrived on posting
Fg Off J Paine 14 Apr 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off G L Cooper 17 Apr 1939 Attached to No 3 SoTT, RAF Manston for Parachute Course
Plt Off G L Cooper 22 Apr 1939 Ceased to be attached to No 3 SoTT, RAF Manston for Parachute Course
Plt Off L H Carey 25 Apr 1939 Attached to School of Air Navigation for Short Navigation Course
Plt Off A C Roberts  1 May 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off G L Cooper  5 May 1939 Died from injuries sustained in a flying accident
Sgt J F Tomkins  5 May 1939 Died from injuries sustained in a flying accident
AC2 J Sweeney  5 May 1939 Died from injuries sustained in a flying accident
Fg Off G R Boles 13 May 1939 Ceased to be attached to ATS, Hamble and resumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off R N Wardell 13 May 1939 Ceased to be attached to ATS, Hamble and resumed command of 'B' Flight
Act Flt Lt I A Mead 13 May 1939 Relinquished temporary command of 'A' Flight
Act Flt Lt T S R King 13 May 1939 Relinquished temporary command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off G Robinson 30 May 1939 Arrived on posting and attached to School of Air Navigation for Short Navigation Course
Act Flt Lt I A Mead 15 Jun 1939 Relinquished acting rank of Flt Lt
Act Flt Lt T S R King 15 Jun 1939 Relinquished acting rank of Flt Lt
Fg Off G R Boles 15 Jun 1939 Promoted to the acting rank of Flt Lt
Fg Off R N Wardell 15 Jun 1939 Promoted to the acting rank of Flt Lt
Plt Off L H Carey 30 Jun 1939 Ceased to be attached to School of Air Navigation for Short Navigation Course
Plt Off S P V Bird 14 Jul 1939 Attached to No 3 SoTT, RAF Manston for Parachute Course
Plt Off S P V Bird 21 Jul 1939 Ceased to be attached to No 3 SoTT, RAF Manston for Parachute Course
APO F S Laws 22 Jul 1939 Arrived on posting
APO T D H Davy 22 Jul 1939 Arrived on posting
APO R A R Lee 22 Jul 1939 Arrived on posting
Sgt Holliday 22 Jul 1939 Arrived on posting
Sgt Fletcher 22 Jul 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Le Rougstel 26 Aug 1939 RAFO arrived for duty
Plt Off G Robinson 26 Aug 1939 Reported to his War Appointment
Plt Off L H Carey 26 Aug 1939 Reported to his War Appointment
Plt Off S P V Bird 26 Aug 1939 Reported to his War Appointment
Sgt O'Brien 26 Aug 1939 Reported to his War Appointment
Fg Off A Prescott 27 Aug 1939 RAFO arrived for duty
Fg Off Richardson 27 Aug 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off L H Oakley 28 Aug 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off J D Bowman 20 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting for Admin and Special Duties
Fg Off L L Blome-Jones 21 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off W A R Harris 22 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting
Wg Cdr W M M Hurley 12 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 35 Sqn
Plt Off G A C Rhind 29 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 E W Looker 29 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 B Connor 29 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 35 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/379)

Organisational Movements: Apr - Dec 1939

Date Notes
12 Jul 1939 Squadron received two Avro Ansons for training Observers and Wireless Operators
23 Aug 1939 Advance Party departed RAF Cottesmore for RAF Cranfield
25 Aug 1939 Squadron departed RAF Cottesmore for RAF Cranfield
 3 Sep 1939 Squadron confirmed as non-mobilising for the training of crews for Nos 15 and 40 Squadrons
30 Sep 1939 All flying personnel under training completed their course and were posted to Nos 63 and 98 Squadrons
 1 Oct 1939 The Squadron was amalgamated with No 207 Sqn to form No 1 Group Pool
20 Oct 1939 Squadron advised that it would convert to Blenheim IVs
 8 Sep 1939 Squadron received its first three Bristol Blenheim IVs to commence re-equipment
Bristol Blenheim IV
 7 Dec 1939 Squadron began moving to RAF Bassingbourn
 9 Dec 1939 Squadron completed moving to RAF Bassingbourn

Source - No 35 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/379)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Mar 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Sgt A R Hermels 12 Mar 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Wg Cdr W M M Hurley 24 Mar 1940 Attached to SHQ, RAF Upwood for temporary duty

Source - No 35 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/379)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Mar 1940

Date Notes
 1 Feb 1940 HQ and Servicing Flight moved from RAF Cranfield to RAF Upwood
 5 Feb 1940 Main Party moved from RAF Bassingbourn to RAF Upwood
10 Feb 1940 Squadron aircraft flown from RAF Bassingbourn to RAF Upwood
 8 Apr 1940 Squadron was absorbed into No 17 Operational Training Unit

Source - No 35 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/379)

Personnel Movements: Nov - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr R W P Collings  5 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 35 Sqn
Sqn Ldr P A Gilchrist  5 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt T P A Bradley  5 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off M T G Henry  5 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off R V Warren  5 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off A E Cooper  5 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting for Air Gunner duties
Plt Off L Morgan  5 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting for Engineer duties
Plt Off A E Cooper  5 Dec 1940 Air Gunner Officer detached to SHQ, RAF Leeming on move of the squadron
Plt Off H Andrew  5 Dec 1940 Air Gunner Officer posted from No 51 Sqn, RAF Linton-on-Ouse
Flt Lt G A Lane 12 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 51 Sqn, RAF Topcliffe
Plt Off E G Franklin 12 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 78 Sqn, RAF Dishforth
Plt Off G A L Elliot 12 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 77 Sqn, RAF Topcliffe
Plt Off L J Macdonald 12 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 77 Sqn, RAF Topcliffe
Plt Off W A Tetley 12 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 78 Sqn, RAF Dishforth for duty as Air Observer
Sgt Plt A Woolnough 12 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 78 Sqn, RAF Dishforth
Sgt Plt L Bovington 13 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 51 Sqn, RAF Topcliffe
Sgt Plt S D Greaves 18 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 78 Sqn, RAF Dishforth
Plt Off T D I Robison 21 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 58 Sqn, RAF Linton-on-Ouse

Source - No 35 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/379)

Organisational Movements: Nov - Dec 1940

Date Notes
  5 Nov 1940 Squadron reformed in Bomber Command at RAF Boscombe Down, attached to the A & AEE
13 Nov 1940 Squadron received its first Handley Page Halifax I, L9486
Halifax I
20 Nov 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Boscombe Down to RAF Leeming and placed in No 4 Group
23 Nov 1940 Halifax, L7244 (Prototype) attached for dual training purposes
 5 Dec 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Leeming to RAF Linton-on-Ouse

Source - No 35 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/379)

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