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RAF Cranwell Personnel, units and locations


[Dec 1919 | Jan 1920 | Feb 1920 | Mar 1920 | May 1920 | Jun 1920 | Jul 1920 | Jul 1921 | Jul 1922 | Jul 1923 | Jul 1925 | Jul 1926 | Jul 1927 | Jul 1928 | Jul 1929 | Jul 1930 | Jul 1931 | Jul 1932 | Jul 1933 | Jul 1934 | Jul 1935 | Jul 1936]

Formed at RAF Cranwell on 1 November 1919.

December 1919

Address Controlled
Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire

All unit at RAF Cranwell

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre C A H Longcroft  1 Nov 1919 Air Officer Commanding, CMG, DSO, AFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr A L Godman  1 Nov 1919 Staff Officer 1st Class, CMG, DSO; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt W B Callaway  1 Nov 1919 Staff Officer 3rd Class, AFC; later AVM
Plt Off W A Glasper  1 Nov 1919 Staff Officer 3rd Class

Source - December 1919 Air Force List

January 1920

Leaving - None

Arriving - None

Source - January 1920 Air Force List

February 1920

Leaving

Rank Name Notes
Flt Lt W B Callaway Staff Officer 3rd Class, AFC; later AVM

Arriving - None

Source - February1920 Air Force List

March 1920

Address Controlled
Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire

RAF (Cadet) College comprising: -

  1. Flying Wing

  2. Hospital

  3. Meteorological Station

  4. Boys' Training Wing

  5. Airship Maintenance Party

  6. Aeroplane Storage Station

  7. Wireless Station

Leaving - None

Arriving - None

Source - March 1920 Air Force List

May 1920

Address Controlled
Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire

RAF (Cadet) College comprising: -

  1. Flying Wing

  2. Hospital

  3. Meteorological Station

  4. No 2 School of Technical Training (Boys)

  5. Airship Maintenance Party

  6. Aeroplane Storage Station

  7. Wireless Station

  8. RAF (Cadet) College Band

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Charles A H Longcroft  1 Nov 1919 Air Officer Commanding, CMG, DSO, AFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr Arthur L Godman  1 Nov 1919 Assistant Commandant, CMG, DSO; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Cyril G Burge xx xxx 1920 Adjutant, OBE
Flt Lt Joseph Pearce xx xxx 1920 Technical Duties (Armament, OBE
Flt Lt Cyril Porri xx xxx 1920 Technical Duties (Law and Photographic)
Flt Lt Bernard J W Brady xx xxx 1920 PT Duties, DSM
Fg Off William S Allen xx xxx 1920 Technical Duties (Wireless)
Fg Off Walter R Castings xx xxx 1920 Administrative 'R' Duties (Assistant Adjutant and Personnel)
Wg Cdr George D Bateman xx xxx 1920 Principal Medical Officer, OBE
Flt Lt Laurence S Wooliwis xx xxx 1920 Dental Officer

Source - May 1920 Air Force List

June 1920

There were the following changes: -

Leaving - none

Arriving

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Wallace Inman xx xxx 1920 Dental Officer

Source - June1920 Air Force List

July 1920

Unit (Air) Officer Commanding
RAF (Cadet) College A/Cdre C A H Longcroft
Flying Wing Wg Cdr L W B Rees VC
Hospital Sqn Ldr G Cranstoun
Meteorological Station  
No 2 School of Technical Training (Boys)  
Airship Maintenance Party  
Aeroplane Storage Station  
Wireless Station  
RAF (Cadet) College Band  

There were no changes

Source - July 1920 Air Force List

For details of Flight Cadets graduating in 1920 click here.

July 1921

Address Controlled
Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire

RAF (Cadet) College comprising: -

  1. Ground Wing

  2. Flying Wing

  3. Boys' Wing

  4. RAF (Cadet) College Band

  5. Hospital

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Charles A H Longcroft  1 Nov 1919 Air Officer Commanding, CMG, DSO, AFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr Arthur L Godman  1 Nov 1919 Assistant Commandant, CMG, DSO; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Donald I Ingpen 11 Oct 1920 Law Officer
Fg Off Walter R Castings  1 Apr 1918 Personnel Duties
Stores Officers
Sqn Ldr George A Hilliar 21 Jan 1921  
Flt Lt William J King 23 Jul 1918 DCM
Fg Off Frederick T McElwee 12 Nov 1919  
Fg Off Frank K Battey-Pratt 22 Mar 1921  
Fg Off William Best 16 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Thomas Thomson 20 May 1920  
Medical Administration
Sqn Ldr Henry W Scott  1 Apr 1921 Acting Principal Medical Officer and CO, RAF Hospital, Cranwell, MB, BA
Flt Lt Laurence S Wooliwis 20 Apr 1918 Dental Officer

Source - July 1921 Air Force List

For details of Flight Cadets graduating in 1921 click here.

July 1922

Address Controlled
Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire

RAF (Cadet) College comprising: -

  1. Ground Wing

  2. Flying Wing

  3. Boys' Wing

  4. RAF (Cadet) College Band

  5. Hospital

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Charles A H Longcroft  1 Nov 1919 Air Officer Commanding, CMG, DSO, AFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr Arthur L Godman  1 Nov 1919 Assistant Commandant, CMG, DSO; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Arthur J Capel  3 Apr 1922 Adjutant; later AVM
Flt Lt

Claude R Cox

  Personnel Staff Duties, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Donald I Ingpen 11 Oct 1920 Law Officer
Fg Off Walter R Castings  1 Apr 1918 Personnel Duties
Stores Officers
Sqn Ldr George A Hilliar 21 Jan 1921 Stores Duties
Flt Lt Frederick T McElwee 12 Nov 1919 Stores Duties
Fg Off Frank K Battey-Pratt 22 Mar 1921 Stores Duties
Fg Off John P Crichton  9 Jan 1922 Commissariat Duties
Fg Off George Baker  8 Mar 1922 Stores Duties
Fg Off William Best 16 Dec 1920 Stores Duties
Fg Off Thomas Thomson 20 May 1920 Stores Duties
Accountant
Flt Lt Algernon W P Phillips 13 Aug 1921  
Fg Off John C Brice  6 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Joseph W Gray 17 Aug 1921  
Fg Off Ernest W Horncastle 21 Sep 1921  
Fg Off Francis H Wakeford 13 Aug 1921  
Fg Off Eric J Stokoe 16 Dec 1920 Supernumerary
Fg Off Ronald G D Thomas 22 May 1922  
Medical Administration
Sqn Ldr Henry W Scott  1 Apr 1921 Acting Principal Medical Officer and CO, RAF Hospital, Cranwell, MB, BA
Dental
Flt Lt Laurence Somerville-Wooliwis 20 Apr 1918 Dental Officer

Source - July 1922 Air Force List

For details of Flight Cadets graduating in 1922 click here.

July 1923

Address Controlled
Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
  1. Cadet College

  2. Boys' Wing

  3. RAF (Cadet) College Band

  4. Hospital

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Charles A H Longcroft  1 Nov 1919 Air Officer Commanding, CMG, DSO, AFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr Laurence A Pattinson  2 Dec 1922 Administrative Duties, DSO, MC, DFC; later AM
Flt Lt Donald I Ingpen 11 Oct 1920 Law Officer
Fg Off Walter R Castings  1 Apr 1918 Personnel Duties
Stores Officers
Sqn Ldr Francis C Williams 21 Jan 1921 Stores Duties, OBE
Flt Lt Nevill R Fuller 26 Jul 1922 Supernumerary, Stores Duties
Flt Lt Frederick T McElwee 12 Nov 1919 Stores Duties
Fg Off John P Crichton  9 Jan 1922 Stores Duties
Fg Off John Piggott  2 Oct 1922 Stores Duties
Fg Off George Baker  8 Mar 1922 Stores Duties
Fg Off Thomas Thomson 20 May 1920 Stores Duties
Accountant
Sqn Ldr Herbert F Fuller 13 Mar 1923  
Flt Lt Algernon W P Phillips 13 Aug 1921  
Fg Off John C Brice  6 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Joseph W Gray 17 Aug 1921  
Fg Off Francis H Wakeford 13 Aug 1921  
Medical Administration
Wg Cdr Henry W Scott  1 Apr 1921 Principal Medical Officer and CO, RAF Hospital, Cranwell, MB, BA
Dental
Flt Lt Laurence Somerville-Wooliwis  1 Jul 1921  
Flt Lt Alfred Williams 13 Nov 1922  
Chaplains Branch
Rev James Black 15 Dec 1922 OBE, MA

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

For details of Flight Cadets graduating in 1923 click here.

For details of Flight Cadets graduating in 1924 click here.

July 1925

Address Controlled
Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
  1. Cadet College

  2. Boys' Wing

  3. RAF (Cadet) College Band

  4. Hospital

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Amyas E Borton

15 Aug 1923 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CMG, DSO, AFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr Laurence A Pattinson  2 Dec 1922 Administrative Duties, DSO, MC, DFC; later AM
Flt Lt Ewen W Simpson 25 Sep 1923 Personnel Staff Duties
Fg Off Ralph E Meek 24 Jan 1925 Supernumerary (Personnel Staff Duties)
Stores Branch
Sqn Ldr Francis C Williams 21 Jan 1921 Stores Duties, OBE
Flt Lt Wilfred C Green 14 Feb 1924 Stores Duties
Flt Lt Frederick T McElwee 12 Nov 1919 Stores Duties
Fg Off Charles E Tidy 30 Oct 1924 Stores Duties
Fg Off George Baker  8 Mar 1922 Commissariat Duties
Fg Off Christopher J Elliott 21 Nov 1924 Stores Duties
Accountant Branch
Sqn Ldr Herbert F Fuller 13 Mar 1923 Accountant Duties
Flt Lt Algernon W P Phillips 13 Aug 1921 Accountant Duties
Fg Off Francis H Wakeford 13 Aug 1921 Accountant Duties
Plt Off Archibald McBroom 18 May 1925 Accountant Duties
Plt Off Stanley W Hill 26 Jan 1925 Supernumerary (Accountant Duties)
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr Henry W Scott  1 Apr 1921 Principal Medical Officer and CO, RAF Hospital, Cranwell, MB, BA
Dental
Flt Lt Laurence Somerville-Wooliwis  1 Jul 1921  
Flt Lt John H W Fitzgerald 16 Jul 1923  
Fg Off Frank S S Whiter 23 May 1924  
Chaplains Branch
Rev David A Gillan  1 Sep 1923 MA, BD
Rev Francis G B Sutherland 10 Nov 1924  
Education Officer
Capt Alfred S Thomas 17 Sep 1923 Grade III, MC

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

For details of Flight Cadets graduating in 1925 click here.

July 1926

Address Controlled
Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
  1. Cadet College

  2. No 4 Apprentices Wing

  3. Band

  4. Hospital

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Amyas E Borton

15 Aug 1923 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CMG, DSO, AFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr

Sydney W Smith

21 Feb 1926 Administrative Duties, OBE; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Ewen W Simpson 25 Sep 1923 Personnel Staff Duties
Flt Lt Ralph E Meek 24 Jan 1925 Personnel Staff Duties
Stores Branch
Sqn Ldr Frank Tedman 24 Mar 1926 Stores Duties, MBE
Flt Lt Frederick T McElwee 12 Nov 1919 Stores Duties
Fg Off Charles E Tidy 30 Oct 1924 Stores Duties
Fg Off George Baker  8 Mar 1922 Commissariat Duties
Fg Off Christopher J Elliott 21 Nov 1924 Stores Duties
Accountant Branch
Wg Cdr Herbert G Jones  8 Feb 1926 Command Accountant; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Algernon W P Phillips 13 Aug 1921 Accountant Duties
Fg Off Bernard E Hume-Wright 20 Nov 1925 Accountant Duties
Fg Off Stanley W Hill 26 Jan 1925 Supernumerary (Accountant Duties)
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr Arthur S Glynn 8 Jun 1925 Principal Medical Officer and CO, RAF Hospital, Cranwell, MB
Dental
Flt Lt Douglas H W Williamson  7 Jan 1926  
Fg Off Herbert R Peek  1 Feb 1926  
Fg Off Frank S S Whiter 23 May 1924  
Chaplains Branch
Rev Mackenzie J Eland 31 Dec 1925  
Rev Francis G B Sutherland 10 Nov 1924  
Rev Murdo K MacLeod  1 Apr 1926 MA, FSA
Education Officer
Capt Alfred S Thomas 17 Sep 1923 Grade III, MC
Civilian Assistant (and Accountant Cadet College)
Mr J Healy    

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

The full Air Force List for December 1926 is available

For details of Flight Cadets graduating in 1926 click here.

 

July 1927

Address Controlled
Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
  1. Cadet College

  2. Band

  3. Hospital

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Frederick C Halahan

 1 Nov 1926 Air Officer Commanding, CMG, CBE, DSO, MVO; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Robert Halley  1 Oct 1926 Administrative Duties, DFC, AFC
Flt Lt Robert A George  6 Aug 1926 Personnel Staff Duties, MC; later AVM
Stores Branch
Sqn Ldr Frederick Grave  7 Feb 1927 Stores Duties, MBE
Flt Lt Frederick T McElwee 24 Mar 1926 Stores Duties
Flt Lt Archibald J Briddon  7 Feb 1927 Instructor of Stores Course
Fg Off Charles E Tidy 30 Oct 1924 Stores Duties
Fg Off Francis D D Gausen  1 Nov 1926 Stores (Commissariat) Duties
Fg Off Christopher J Elliott 21 Nov 1924 Stores Duties
Accountant Branch
Wg Cdr Herbert G Jones  8 Feb 1926 Command Accountant; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Algernon W P Phillips 13 Aug 1921 Accountant Duties, OBE
Fg Off Stanley W Hill  8 Nov 1926 Accountant Duties
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr William Tyrrell  1 Jun 1927 Principal Medical Officer, DSO, MC, MB, DPH
Dental
Flt Lt Herbert O Sumerling  1 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Frank S S Whiter 23 May 1924  
Chaplains Branch
Rev Thomas Browne  1 Jun 1927 DD, PhD
Education Officer
Capt Alfred S Thomas 17 Sep 1923 Grade III, MC
Civilian Assistant (and Accountant Cadet College)
Mr J Healy    

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

For details of Flight Cadets graduating in 1927 click here.

July 1928

Address Controlled
Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
  1. Cadet College

  2. Band

  3. Hospital

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Frederick C Halahan

 1 Nov 1926 Air Officer Commanding, CMG, CBE, DSO, MVO; later AVM
Gp Capt Robert Halley  1 Oct 1926 Administrative Duties, DFC, AFC
Flt Lt Robert A George  6 Aug 1926 Personnel Staff Duties, MC; later AVM
Stores Branch
Sqn Ldr Frederick Grave  7 Feb 1927 Stores Duties, MBE
Flt Lt Thomas A G Hawley 24 May 1928 Stores (Commissariat) Duties
Flt Lt William G MacD Nicholl 10 Oct 1927 Instructor of Stores Course
Fg Off Charles E Tidy 30 Oct 1924 Stores Duties
Fg Off Francis D D Gausen  1 Nov 1926 Stores (Commissariat) Duties
Fg Off Joe Davison 30 Oct 1927 Stores Duties
Accountant Branch
Wg Cdr Herbert G Jones  8 Feb 1926 Command Accountant; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Ernest C Green  6 Feb 1928 Accountant Duties
Fg Off Stanley W Hill  8 Nov 1926 Accountant Duties
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr William Tyrrell  1 Jun 1927 Principal Medical Officer, DSO, MC, MB, DPH
Dental
Flt Lt Herbert O Sumerling  1 Jul 1926  
Flt Lt Arthur H Mills  1 Jun 1928  
Chaplains Branch
Rev Thomas Browne  1 Jun 1927 DD, PhD
Rev William T Rees 15 Sep 1927 BD
Education Officer
Capt Alfred S Thomas 17 Sep 1923 Grade III, MC
Civilian Assistant (and Accountant Cadet College)
Mr J Healy    
Stores Branch - Under Instruction
Fg Off Richard N Hesketh 28 Apr 1928  
Fg Off Bernard G Pool 28 Apr 1928  
Plt Off Gerald Matthews 28 Apr 1928  
Plt Off Edward N A Crowe-Browne 28 Apr 1928  
Plt Off Maurice J Scott 28 Apr 1928  
Plt Off Leslie F Oldridge 28 Apr 1928  
Plt Off Arthur W Ride 28 Apr 1928  
Plt Off John S French 28 Apr 1928  
Plt Off Edward J H Starling 28 Apr 1928 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Patrick Dennehy 28 Apr 1928  
Plt Off John W Hunt 28 Apr 1928  
Plt Off Philip V Edwards 28 Apr 1928  
Plt Off Henry E Preston 28 Apr 1928  
Plt Off James E Reynolds 28 Apr 1928  
Plt Off Frank G Lee 28 Apr 1928  

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

For details of Flight Cadets graduating in 1928 click here.

July 1929

Address Controlled
Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
  1. Cadet College

  2. Band

  3. Hospital

  4. Commissariat Depot

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Frederick C Halahan

 1 Nov 1926 Air Officer Commanding, CMG, CBE, DSO, MVO; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Albert Durston 18 Nov 1928 Administrative Duties, AFC; later AM
Flt Lt Robert A George  6 Aug 1926 Personnel Staff Duties, MC; later AVM
Stores Branch
Sqn Ldr Thomas Fawdrey 14 Nov 1928 Stores Duties, MBE; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Thomas A G Hawley 24 May 1928 Stores (Commissariat) Duties
Flt Lt William G MacD Nicholl 10 Oct 1927 Instructor of Stores Course
Fg Off Francis A R Smith  2 Aug 1928 Stores Duties
Fg Off Joe Davison 30 Oct 1927 Stores Duties
Accountant Branch
Wg Cdr Joseph Rylands 22 Feb 1929 Command Accountant; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Albert Holmes   Accountant Duties
Fg Off Ernest C Green  6 Feb 1928 Accountant Duties
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr William Tyrrell  1 Jun 1927 Principal Medical Officer, DSO, MC, MB, DPH
Dental
Flt Lt Herbert O Sumerling  1 Jul 1926  
Chaplains Branch
Rev Murdo K MacLeod 14 Nov 1928 MA, FSA
Rev Arthur H Dolphin 14 Nov 1928 AKC
Supernumerary
Wg Cdr

Malcolm Henderson

 4 May 1929 DSO; later AVM
Accountant Branch - Under Instruction
Plt Off Herbert D Nicholson  2 Jun 1929  
Plt Off Charles E Hunter  2 Jun 1929  
Plt Off Frederick W Judge  2 Jun 1929  
Plt Off George E Shirley  2 Jun 1929  
Plt Off Eric A Biddle  2 Jun 1929  
Plt Off Charles F G Rogers  2 Jun 1929  
Plt Off Kenneth Fraser  2 Jun 1929  
Education Officer
Maj Frank C W Taylor  1 Sep 1928 Grade III
Works and Building Directorate
Mr J W Green Principal Works and Buildings Officer

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

For details of Flight Cadets graduating in 1929 click here.

July 1930

Address Controlled
Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
  1. Cadet College

  2. Electrical and Wireless School

  3. Band

  4. Hospital

  5. Commissariat Depot

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Arthur M Longmore

16 Dec 1929 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DSO; later ACM
Wg Cdr Malcolm Henderson  4 May 1929 Air Staff Duties, DSO; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Albert Durston 18 Nov 1928 Administrative Duties, AFC; later AM
Sqn Ldr Philip G Scott  9 Jun 1930 Administrative Duties
Flt Lt Charles Findley  2 Apr 1920 Personnel Staff Duties, DFC
Stores Branch
Sqn Ldr Thomas Fawdrey 14 Nov 1928 Stores Duties, MBE; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Edwin H Eldridge  2 Nov 1929 Stores (Commissariat) Duties
Flt Lt Robert Craig 19 Nov 1929 Stores Dutieas
Fg Off Francis A R Smith  2 Aug 1928 Stores Duties
Fg Off Joe Davison 30 Oct 1927 Stores Duties
Accountant Branch
Wg Cdr Joseph Rylands 22 Feb 1929 Command Accountant; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Arthur R Thomas 17 Jan 1930 Accountant Duties
Flt Lt Gilbert Goodall 31 Dec 1929 Accountant Duties
Plt Off Frederick W Judge  3 Jun 1929 Accountant Duties
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr William Tyrrell  1 Jun 1927 Principal Medical Officer, DSO, MC, MB, BCh, DPH
Dental
Flt Lt Herbert O Sumerling  1 Jul 1926  
Chaplains Branch
Rev Denis F Blackburn  7 Jan 1930  
Rev John A Jagoe  1 Sep 1929 MA
Rev Murdo K MacLeod 14 Nov 1928 MA, FSA
Accountant Branch - Under Instruction
Plt Off David Lumgair  2 Jun 1930  
Plt Off Charles G Sharp  2 Jun 1930  
Plt Off Charles A Profitt  2 Jun 1930  
Plt Off Percival Griffiths  2 Jun 1930  
Plt Off Richard Peel  2 Jun 1930  
Plt Off John G Wigley  2 Jun 1930  
Plt Off William J R Cann  2 Jun 1930  
Plt Off Robert F Fleming  2 Jun 1930  
Education Officer
Lt Herbert G Morcom 23 May 1929 Grade III, BEng, AMIEE
Works and Building Directorate
Mr J W Green Principal Works and Buildings Officer

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

For details of Flight Cadets graduating in 1930 click here.

July 1931

Address Controlled
Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
  1. Cadet College

  2. Electrical and Wireless School

  3. Band

  4. Hospital

  5. Commissariat Depot

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Arthur M Longmore

16 Dec 1929 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DSO; later ACM
Wg Cdr Malcolm Henderson  4 May 1929 Air Staff Duties, DSO; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Philip G Scott  9 Jun 1930 Administrative Duties
Flt Lt Charles Findley  2 Apr 1920 Personnel Staff Duties, DFC
Stores Branch
Sqn Ldr Thomas Fawdrey 14 Nov 1928 Stores Duties, MBE; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William A O Honey 26 Jan 1931 Stores Duties
Flt Lt Robert Craig 19 Nov 1929 Stores Dutieas
Fg Off Francis A R Smith  2 Aug 1928 Stores Duties
Fg Off Joe Davison 30 Oct 1927 Stores Duties
Fg Off William A Lee  1 Aug 1930 Stores Duties
Accountant Branch
Wg Cdr

Percy J Wiseman

21 Nov 1930 Command Accountant; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Arthur R Thomas 17 Jan 1930 Accountant Duties
Flt Lt Gilbert Goodall 31 Dec 1929 Accountant Duties
Plt Off David Lumgair 11 Aug 1930 Accountant Duties
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr Harold B Porteous  7 Mar 1931 Principal Medical Officer, MB, ChB, DPM, DPH
Dental
Fg Off Francis F Kennedy 15 Dec 1930  
Chaplains Branch
Rev Denis F Blackburn  7 Jan 1930  
Rev John A Jagoe  1 Sep 1929 MA
Rev Murdo K MacLeod 14 Nov 1928 MA, FSA
Rev Arthur R A Watson  1 May 1930 MA
Accountant Branch - Under Instruction
Plt Off William M Lyons  1 Jun 1931  
Plt Off Frederick C Hayward  1 Jun 1931  
Plt Off Cuthbert G Stowell  1 Jun 1931 later AVM
Plt Off Thomas E Horsfield  1 Jun 1931  
Plt Off Leslie Hornabrook  1 Jun 1931  
Plt Off Emmanuel Bowman  1 Jun 1931  
Educational Service
Mr Reginald H Bennett  1Sep 1930 Grade III, MA
Works and Building Directorate
Mr J W Green Principal Works and Buildings Officer

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

For details of Flight Cadets graduating in 1931 click here.

July 1932

Address Controlled
Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
  1. RAF College

  2. Electrical and Wireless School

  3. Band

  4. Hospital

  5. Commissariat Depot

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Arthur M Longmore

16 Dec 1929 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DSO; later ACM
Sqn Ldr Wyndham B Farrington 19 Dec 1931  
Sqn Ldr Philip G Scott  9 Jun 1930 Administrative Duties
Sqn Ldr

Oswald R Gayford

 9 Sep 1931 Flying duties with Long Range Flight, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Reginald Y Eccles 21 May 1932 Personnel Staff Duties
Stores Branch
Sqn Ldr Patrick J Murphy  1 Aug 1931 Stores Duties
Flt Lt Patrick F Connaughton 23 Jul 1931  
Flt Lt Eustace G Keeping  7 Mar 1932  
Flt Lt Henry T H Copeland 12 Feb 1932  
Fg Off William A Lee  1 Aug 1930  
Fg Off Bryan S Cartmel 11 Dec 1931  
Accountant Branch
Wg Cdr

Percy J Wiseman

21 Nov 1930 Command Accountant; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Arthur R Thomas 17 Jan 1930  
Flt Lt Gilbert Goodall 31 Dec 1929  
Plt Off Cuthbert G Stowell 21 Jul 1931 later AVM
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr Harold B Porteous  7 Mar 1931 Principal Medical Officer, MB, ChB, DPM, DPH
Dental
Fg Off Francis F Kennedy 15 Dec 1930  
Chaplains Branch
Rev Denis F Blackburn  7 Jan 1930  
Rev John A Jagoe  1 Sep 1929 MA
Rev Murdo K MacLeod 14 Nov 1928 MA, FSA
Rev George H Piercy  7 Dec 1931 BA
Educational Service
Mr Reginald H Bennett  1Sep 1930 Grade III, MA
Works and Building Directorate
Mr J W Green Principal Works and Buildings Officer
Civil Assistant and Accountant
Mr John H S Lager

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

For details of Flight Cadets graduating in 1932 click here.

July 1933

Address Controlled
Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
  1. RAF College

  2. Electrical and Wireless School

  3. Band

  4. Hospital

  5. Supplies Depot

  6. School of Stores Accounting and Storekeeping

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

William G S Mitchell

30 Jan 1933 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DSO, MC, AFC; later ACM

Air Staff

Wg Cdr Wyndham B Farrington 19 Dec 1931  

Personnel Staff

Flt Lt Reginald Y Eccles 21 May 1932 Personnel Staff Duties

Equipment Staff

Sqn Ldr Patrick J Murphy  1 Aug 1931 Senior Equipment Staff Officer

Services

Accountant
Wg Cdr Thomas H Evans  6 Feb 1933 Command Accountant;
Medical
Wg Cdr Harold B Porteous  7 Mar 1931 Principal Medical Officer, MB, ChB, DPM, DPH
Flt Lt Francis F Kennedy 15 Dec 1930 Dental Branch, LDS
Fg Off Victor H Weeks 25 Oct 1932 Dental Branch, LDS
Chaplains Branch
Rev Denis F Blackburn  7 Jan 1930  
Rev John A Jagoe  1 Sep 1929 MA
Rev Murdo K MacLeod 14 Nov 1928 MA, FSA
Rev Kenneth C H Warner 10 Jan 1933 DSO, MA
Educational Service
Mr Reginald H Bennett  1Sep 1930 Grade III, MA
Capt Hubert A M d'Este 30 Jan 1933 Grade III, BSc
Works
Mr J W Green Principal Works and Buildings Officer
Meteorological
Mr W A Harwood Assistant Superintendent
Miscellaneous Appointments
Mr John H S Lager Civil Assistant and Accountant
Flt Lt E W Simpson Civilian Assistant, RAFO
Fg Off E A Turnbull Civilian Assistant, RAFO
Fg Off E J Fishenden Civilian Assistant, RAFO
For Station Duties
Sqn Ldr Philip G Scott  9 Jun 1930 Administrative Duties
Flt Lt

Geoffrey R C Spencer

18 Nov 1932 For duty with Administrative Wing; later AVM
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Patrick F Connaughton 23 Jul 1931 Supplies Duties
Flt Lt Henry T H Copeland 12 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Cyril Thripp 31 May 1933 For duty with Administrative Wing
Accountant Branch
Sqn Ldr Arthur R Thomas 17 Jan 1930  
Flt Lt Louis de L Leder  1 Mar 1933  
Fg Off Cuthbert G Stowell 21 Jul 1931 later AVM
Under Instruction
Accountant Branch
Plt Off James S B Anderson  7 Jun 1933  
Plt Off Reginald F L Hart  7 Jun 1933  
Plt Off Geoffrey L Seabrook  7 Jun 1933 later AVM
Supernumerary
Flt Lt

Gilbert E Nicholetts

 7 Jan 1933 Flying duties with Long Range Flight, AFC; later AM
Warrant Officers
WO I Francis T Parker  7 Jun 1933  
WO I Joseph E Beresford  4 Aug 1928  
WO I Albert E Sims 15 Aug 1932  
WO II Robert W Ware 28 Jun 1929  
WO II Montague Kemp 10 Nov 1926  
WO II Ernest G Parry  8 Jul 1931  
WO II Henry Lovegrove 21 Nov 1932  
WO II Francis J Gracey 14 Aug 1931  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

For details of Flight Cadets graduating in 1933 click here.

July 1934

Address Controlled
Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
  1. RAF College

  2. Electrical and Wireless School

  3. Band

  4. Hospital

  5. Supplies Depot

  6. School of Stores Accounting and Storekeeping

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

William G S Mitchell

30 Jan 1933 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DSO, MC, AFC; later ACM

Air Staff

Wg Cdr Edward R Pretyman  1 May 1934 AFC

Personnel Staff

Flt Lt Reginald Y Eccles 21 May 1932 Personnel Staff Duties

Equipment Staff

Sqn Ldr Neville R Fuller 22 Jan 1934 Senior Equipment Staff Officer
Stores Section
Fg Off Cyril Thripp 31 May 1933  

Services

Medical
Gp Capt Frank N B Smartt 31 May 1934 Principal Medical Officer, MB, ChB
Flt Lt Joseph J Lawson 31 Oct 1933 Senior Dental Officer, LDS
Flt Lt Patrick J C Keane 14 Feb 1934 Dental Branch, LDS
Chaplains Branch
Rev Denis F Blackburn  7 Jan 1930  
Rev John A Jagoe  1 Sep 1929 MA
Rev Murdo K MacLeod 14 Nov 1928 MA, FSA
Rev Christopher R Richardson  4 Dec 1933  
Educational Service
Mr Ivor B Hart  1 Jun 1934 Grade I, OBE, BSc PhD
Capt Thomas Gibson  1 Sep 1938 Grade III
Capt Hubert A M d'Este 30 Jan 1933 Grade III, BSc
Works
Mr J W Green Principal Works and Buildings Officer
Meteorological
Mr R P Batty Assistant Superintendent, BA
Miscellaneous Appointments
Mr John H S Lager Civil Assistant and Accountant
Sqn Ldr E W Simpson Civilian Assistant (Legal and Administrative), RAFO
Fg Off E A Turnbull Civilian Assistant, RAFO
Fg Off E J Fishenden Civilian Barrack Officer, RAFO
For Station Duties
Sqn Ldr

Sturley P Simpson

 4 Oct 1933 MC, later AVM
Flt Lt William Catchpole 29 Jan 1934 For duty with Administrative Wing, AFC
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Henry T H Copeland 12 Feb 1932 Supplies Duties - Administrative Wing
Flt Lt

Frank W Felgate

10 Apr 1934 For duty with Administrative Wing; later AVM
Fg Off Robert C V Ash  6 Jan 1933 For duty with Administrative Wing
Accountant Branch
Sqn Ldr Walter R Westcombe 15 Oct 1933  
Flt Lt Louis de L Leder  1 Mar 1933  
Fg Off Maurice L Jones 13 Aug 1933 For duty with Administrative Wing
Supernumerary (Under Instruction)
Accountant Branch
Plt Off William N Hibbert  9 Jun 1934 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Richard C S Allin  9 Jun 1934  
Plt Off Alistair Golian  9 Jun 1934  
Warrant Officers
WO I Francis T Parker  7 Jun 1933 Discipline
WO I Albert E Sims 15 Aug 1932 Band, LRAM, ARCM
WO I John E Linford 20 Oct 1933 Equipment Staff (Stores Section)
WO II Montague Kemp 10 Nov 1926 Service Police
WO II Ernest G Parry  8 Jul 1931 Accountant
WO II Henry Lovegrove 21 Nov 1932 Discipline

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

For details of Flight Cadets graduating in 1934 click here.

July 1935

Address Controlled
Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
  1. RAF College

  2. Electrical and Wireless School

  3. Band

  4. Hospital

  5. Supplies Depot

  6. School of Stores Accounting and Storekeeping

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Henry M Cave-Browne-Cave

 3 Dec 1934 Air Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC; later AVM

Wing Commander i/c Administration

Wg Cdr Edward R Pretyman  1 May 1934 AFC

Personnel Staff

Flt Lt Reginald Y Eccles 21 May 1932 Personnel Staff Duties

Equipment Staff

Sqn Ldr Neville R Fuller 22 Jan 1934 Senior Equipment Staff Officer
Stores Section
Fg Off Cyril Thripp 31 May 1933  

Services

Accountant
Wg Cdr Charles P Ogden  3 Dec 1934 Command Accountant, OBE
Medical
Gp Capt Frank N B Smartt 31 May 1934 Principal Medical Officer, MB, ChB
Flt Lt Joseph J Lawson 31 Oct 1933 Senior Dental Officer, LDS
Flt Lt Patrick J C Keane 14 Feb 1934 Dental Branch, LDS
Chaplains Branch
Rev Denis F Blackburn  7 Jan 1930  
Rev John A Jagoe  1 Sep 1929 MA
Rev Murdo K MacLeod 14 Nov 1928 PhD, MA, FSA
Rev Alan S Giles 11 Dec 1934 BA
Educational Service
Mr Ivor B Hart  1 Jun 1934 Grade I, OBE, BSc PhD
Capt Thomas Gibson  1 Sep 1938 Grade III
Mr Philip J Pollock  1 Jan 1935 Grade III, MA, AMICE
Works
Mr J W Green Principal Works and Buildings Officer
Meteorological
Mr R P Batty Assistant Superintendent, BA
Miscellaneous Appointments
Mr John H S Lager Civil Assistant and Accountant
Sqn Ldr E W Simpson Civilian Assistant (Legal and Administrative), RAFO
Flt Lt (Ret) G G Mobsby Civilian Assistant
Fg Off E J Fishenden Civilian Barrack Officer, RAFO
For Station Duties
Sqn Ldr Brian K D Robertson 12 Mar 1935 For duty with Administrative Wing, AFC
Flt Lt William Catchpole 29 Jan 1934 For duty with Administrative Wing, AFC
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Wallis St J Littlewood 30 Jul 1934 Supplies Duties - Administrative Wing
Flt Lt George J Gaynor 20 Feb 1935 For duty with Administrative Wing
Fg Off William MacI King 28 Jul 1934 For duty with Administrative Wing; later AVM
Accountant Branch
Sqn Ldr Walter R Westcombe 15 Oct 1933  
Flt Lt Louis de L Leder  1 Mar 1933  
Flt Lt

Ernest L G Le Dieu

10 Jun 1935 For duty with Administrative Wing; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Maurice L Jones 13 Aug 1933 For duty with Administrative Wing
Warrant Officers
WO I Albert E Bell 24 Jul 1934 Discipline
WO I Albert E Sims 15 Aug 1932 Band, LRAM, ARCM
WO I John E Linford 20 Oct 1933 Equipment Staff (Stores Section)
WO II Ernest G Parry  8 Jul 1931 Accountant
WO II Henry Lovegrove 21 Nov 1932 Discipline

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

For details of Flight Cadets graduating in 1935 click here.

July 1936

Address Controlled
Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
  1. RAF College

  2. Electrical and Wireless School

  3. Band

  4. Hospital

  5. Supplies Depot

  6. School of Stores Accounting and Storekeeping

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Henry M Cave-Browne-Cave

 3 Dec 1934 Air Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC; later AVM

Wing Commander i/c Administration

Wg Cdr J H O Jones 19 Mar 1936  

Personnel Staff

Flt Lt Reginald Y Eccles 21 May 1932 Personnel Staff Duties

Equipment Staff

Wg Cdr B W M Williams 14 Jan 1936 Stores Branch, Senior Equipment Staff Officer

Services

Accountant
Wg Cdr Charles P Ogden  3 Dec 1934 Command Accountant, OBE
Plt Off W G Thorn  1 Apr 1936  
Medical
Wg Cdr J K R Landelis  6 Feb 1936 Principal Medical Officer (Temp), MB, FRCS(E)
Flt Lt Joseph J Lawson 31 Oct 1933 Senior Dental Officer, LDS
Flt Lt Patrick J C Keane 14 Feb 1934 Dental Branch, LDS
Fg Off R M Brown  9 Mar 1936 Dental Branch, LDS
Chaplains Branch
Rev Denis F Blackburn  7 Jan 1930  
Rev H Thomas  4 Sep 1934 BA
Rev Alan S Giles 11 Dec 1934 BA
Rev A J Potts  9 Jan 1936  
Rev L Wright 14 May 1936  
Educational Service
Capt B A Smith  2 Sep 1933 Grade I, MA
Capt Thomas Gibson  1 Sep 1938 Grade III
Mr Philip J Pollock  1 Jan 1935 Grade III, MA, AMICE
Works
Mr J W Green Principal Works and Buildings Officer
Meteorological
Mr R P Batty Assistant Superintendent, BA
Miscellaneous Appointments
Mr John H S Lager Civil Assistant and Accountant
Sqn Ldr E W Simpson Civilian Assistant (Legal and Administrative), RAFO
Flt Lt (Ret) G G Mobsby Civilian Assistant
Flt Lt J C W Staveley Civilian Assistant - For duty with Administrative Wing, RAFO
Fg Off E J Fishenden Civilian Barrack Officer, RAFO
For Station Duties
Sqn Ldr F G A Robinson 18 Feb 1936 For duty with Administrative Wing, DFC
Stores Branch
Flt Lt C Thripp 31 May 1933 For duty with Administrative Wing
Flt Lt F D D Gaussen  6 May 1936 For duty with Administrative Wing
Fg Off J G B O'Hagan  6 Jan 1936 For duty with Administrative Wing
Fg Off F C Crowdy 14 Apr 1936 For duty with Administrative Wing
Accountant Branch
Sqn Ldr Walter R Westcombe 15 Oct 1933  
Flt Lt

Ernest L G Le Dieu

10 Jun 1935 For duty with Administrative Wing; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Maurice L Jones 13 Aug 1933 For duty with Administrative Wing
Warrant Officers
WO I Albert E Sims 15 Aug 1932 Band, LRAM, ARCM
WO I S R Brown 21 Mar 1936 Accountant
WO I John E Linford 20 Oct 1933 Equipment Staff (Stores Section)
WO I Henry Lovegrove 21 Nov 1932 Discipline

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

For details of Flight Cadets graduating in 1936 click here.

Reduced to Group status under the control of Training Command on 9 July 1936, although still shown in the Command section of the July 1936 Air Force List

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