The squadron operated as a light, day bomber squadron throughout 1932

Stationed at:

  • Bircham Newton (Norfolk)
  • Detached to Duxford (03/05/1932 to 15/05/1932)
  • Detached to North Coates Fitties (23/05/1932 to 02/07/1932)

Bircham Newton


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


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

Squadron Command

  • Commanding Officer:
    • Squadron Leader HMK Brown



Air Crew

  • Ground Training
  • Flying Training
  • Ongoing checks and assessments
  • Cross Country, Bombing, Air Defence and Fighter Affiliation Exercises
    • Camera Obscura Exercises [Scunthorpe, Theapston, Andover and Bristol] (April 1932)
    • Fighter Affiliation [Duxford] (May 1932)
    • Air Exercises [Hawkinge] (July 1932)
  • Armament Training (live bombing / firing practice at one of the Armament Training Camps)
    • North Coates Fitties (May and June 1932)
  • Displays (to ensure ongoing public awareness of the need for a highly trained, efficient air force during peacetime)
    • None Recorded

Ground Personnel

  • Daily servicing, ongoing maintenance and scheduled servicing of squadron aircraft and equipment
  • Other squadron related technical and administrative duties (such as Logistics, Air Operations Support, Intelligence, Administration and Personnel / Medical support)


The squadron was equipped with the following aircraft types (from its own establishment):


Profile © Malcolm Barrass


Between July and September 1932 the squadron re-equipped with the Fairey Gordon, a single-engine general purpose / light bomber

Fairey Gordon Profile © Malcolm Barrass

The following pages identify the serial numbers of the aircraft that were on charge of No. 35 Squadron during 1932, along with details of known losses and incidents: