1933


The squadron operated as a light, day bomber squadron throughout 1933


Bircham Newton Airfield Plan (1929) 

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

In October 1933, the Wessex Bombing Area, Air Defence of Great Britain, was split into Central Area and Western Area and No. 35 Squadron was placed under the command of Central Area, ADGB.

ADGB Structure 1933

Personnel

  • Commanding Officer:
    • Squadron Leader HMK Brown
    • 08/03/1933: Handed over to Squadron Leader JF Gordon DFC
    • 05/05/1933: Handed over to Squadron Leader V Buxton OBE
  • Strength

Activities

  • Training
    • Continuation Training (ground and air)
    • Operational Training (ground and air)
  • Exercises (at Command, Group, Station, Squadron or Flight level)
    • Area Exercises
    • Fighter Affiliation Exercise with No. 111 Squadron
    • Fighter Affiliation Exercise with No. 54 Squadron
    • ADGB Exercises (Tangmere)
  • Armament Training (live bombing / firing practice at one of the Armament Training Camps)
    • North Coates Fitties
  • Displays (to ensure ongoing public awareness of the need for a highly trained, efficient air force during peacetime)
    • Hull Civic Week Display

Aircraft

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Fairey Gordon Profile © Malcolm Barrass

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

K1163, K1762, K1775, K1776, K1777, K1778, K2626, K2627, K2629, K2683, K2684, K2685, K2686, K2687, K2688, K2689, K2690, K2694

Aircraft losses and incidents


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