1930


The squadron operated as a light, day bomber squadron throughout 1930


Squadron aircraft at the 1930 Royal Pageant, Hendon (Source: British Pathe)

 

Stationed at:

  • Bircham Newton (Norfolk)

Role

  • Light, day bomber squadron for despatch overseas in support of the RAF’s role in maintaining law and order in overseas territories, in times of emergency

Command

  • Wessex Bombing Area, Air Defence of Great Britain (ADGB)

ADGB Structure 1929

Personnel

  • Commanding Officer: Squadron Leader BE Harrison
  • Strength:

Activities

  • Training
    • Continuation Training (ground and air)
    • Operational Training (ground and air)
  • Exercises (at Command, Group, Station, Squadron or Flight level)
    • Camera Obscura
    • Fighter Affiliation Exercises (Duxford)
    • Fighting Area Tactical Exercises
    • ADGB Exercise (Upper Heyford)
  • Armament Training (live bombing / firing practice at one of the Armament Training Camps)
    • Catfoss
    • Porton
  • Displays (to ensure ongoing public awareness of the need for a highly trained, efficient air force during peacetime)
    • Hendon
    • Andover

Aircraft

FaireyIIIFProfile

Fairey IIIF Profile © Malcolm Barrass

Aircraft known to have been on charge of the squadron included:

  • Fairy IIIF:
    • J9785, J9786, J9787, J9788, J9789, J9790, J9791, J9797, J9798, J9799, J9800, J9820, J9821, J9822, J9674, J9171

Aircraft losses and incidents 

      • None Recorded

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