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    Default 185 Squadron 1939

    Hi,

    Can anyone with the ORB check the commanding officer of 185 Squadron between August / October 1939 please.

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    Steve
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    Steve,

    The ORB (and the Air Force List for September 1939) reveals he was 08218 Wing Commander Eric Delano Barnes AFC. He assumed command of 185 Squadron during May 1939, no exact date. He was still with them in late October 1939 but I cannot find any further mention of him. He was probably still OC in April 1940 when the squadron became 14 OTU. During October 1939 he was detached to command RAF Finningley for several weeks.

    Hope this helps,

    Martin Gleeson.

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    Steve,

    You will find more on Barnes, here:

    http://www.rafweb.org/Biographies/BarnesE.htm

    Col.

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