1940 Personnel (Pre-Disbandment)

Squadron Command

Commanding OfficerWing Commander WNM Hurley


  • Air Crew
    • Commissioned Officers
    • Non Commissioned Air Crew
  • Ground Crew
    • Commissioned Officers
    • Non Commissioned Other Ranks

The following are known to have been on strength of (or attached to) the squadron prior to its disbandment in 1940:

Commissioned Officer (Air Crew)

  • Robert Bramston Barker
  • William Michael Mary Hurley
  • James Paine

Non Commissioned Air Crew

  • Alphonse Roger Hermels
  • John Drummond Stein
  • [-] Wallace

Note: Very little information is recorded in the Record Book relating to personnel on strength of the squadron during this period

Ground Personnel

The squadron’s record book contains little or no information regarding Commissioned Officers or Non Commissioned Other Ranks that were on strength of the squadron during the year who carried out:

  • 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)

More information can be found on the following page

– Ground Personnel 1929 to 1940 –

Personnel Losses

Remembering those that lost their life whilst serving with the squadron prior to disbandment in 1940:

  1. Alphonse Roger Hermels L8845 12/03/1940
  2. John Drummond Stein P6918 06/04/1940