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March, 2013 Monthly archive

Officers of No 19 (Fighter) Squadron at Duxford, 1928.

RAF Duxford’s Operations Record Book entry for 26 March 1928:

26.3.28 Flight Lieut Montgomery Moore to R.A.F. Station, North Weald at 1000 hrs. Returning to Duxford 1600 hrs same date. Duty: Handing over Secret & Confidential Books of No. 29 (F) Squadron.

 

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Officers of No 19 (Fighter) Squadron at Duxford, 1928.

RAF Duxford’s Operations Record Book entries for 20 March 1928:

20.3.1928 R.A.F. Duxford box R.A.F. Shrewsbury in the R.A.F. Boxing Junior Team Championships Semi-final. Result Duxford 12 points. Shrewsbury 6 points. Boxing took place at Duxford.

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RAF Duxford’s Operations Record Book entries for 19 March 1928:

19.3.1928 Flight Lieutenant O.L. Griffin, Accountant Officer, ceases to be attached to H.Q. A.D.G.B, Uxbridge, on posting to H.Q. Wessex Bombing Area, Andover.

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Wreckage of Gloster Grebe Mark II, J7293, which crashed in March 1928 killing the pilot, Sergeant Trillick

As we get closer to opening Historic Duxford to our visitors on Thursday 28 March, we look back to life at RAF Duxford as it was in March 1928, 80 years ago. This snapshot of life is taken from RAF Duxford’s Operations Record Book (ORB), a daily diary which was completed by every squadron and station in the RAF and which lists all of the main events that happened on each day.

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