1951 (Squadron Reformed)

No. 35 Squadron (as part of the Washington Training Unit) was responsible for training crews to fly the Boeing B-29a [Washington]

The Unit completed its task of converting seven squadrons to Washington aircraft on 21st July 1951 and on 1st September 1951, the identity of No. 35 Squadron was assumed (having previously been placed into number plate status)

Stationed at:

  • RAF Marham (Norfolk)

Role

  • From September 1951
    • Ongoing training of replacement crews for the Washington Squadrons (A Flight)
    • Medium bomber and standby Air Sea Rescue squadron (B Flight)

Note: Up until September 1951, personnel were training crews to fly the Boeing B-29a [Washington] (as part of the Washington Training Unit)


Command

  • No 3 Group, Bomber Command

Squadron Command

  • Commanding Officer:
    • Squadron Leader FR Flynn AFC

Strength (from September 1951)

Unknown 35 Squadron crew
[Source: Washington Times]


Activities (from 1st September 1951)

A Flight

  • Training replacement crews for the Washington Squadrons

B Flight

Air Crew

  • Ground Training (on station and off station)
    • Lectures / Courses
    • Emergency, Escape, Dinghy and Survival Drills
    • “Trade” related Refresher Courses
  • Flying Training
  • Ongoing Assessments, Checks and Classifications
  • Cross Country, Bombing, Air Defence and Fighter Affiliation Exercises
    • Exercise Bait (December)
  • Displays / Flypasts
    • Battle of Britain Flypast (September 1951)

(#) All information prior to this date would have been recorded in the Washington Training Unit Record Book

Ground Personnel

  • Daily inspection, servicing and preparation of squadron aircraft, in readiness for air operations
  • Squadron related Administrative Duties

Aircraft

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

Washington Profile

BOEING B-29 [WASHINGTON]

Profile © Malcolm Barrass

The following link provides more details about the aircraft that were on charge of the squadron, along with information on the known losses and incidents: