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No 2 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations 1920 - 1939


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Reformed at Oranmore on 1 February 1920 by redesignating No 105 Squadron.

April 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Oranmore No 11 (Irish) Group

Bristol F2B of No 2 Squadron

Rank Name Branch Notes
Sqn Ldr Barry F More A Officer Commanding
Flt Lt William H de W Waller A Flight Commander, AFC
Flt Lt Hugh J Seagrave A Flight Commander
Flt Lt Horace G Bowen A Flight Commander, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Richard G J McCullagh Med  
Fg Off Vernon W Burgess A AFC
Fg Off Arthur L Chick A AFC
Fg Off George H Russell A DFC
Fg Off Edmund L Zink A  
Fg Off Leslie G Harrison A  
Fg Off Albert B Jones A  
Obs Off Pierre C Campbell-Martin O  
Obs Off John F G Boyle O  
Fg Off Lionel C Hooton A MC
Obs Off Patrick J Bradley O  
Obs Off Henry G Crowe O MC, later A/Cdre
Fg Off William D Gardiner A DFC
Fg Off Edward A B Urmston A  
Fg Off Matthew C Dick A  
Fg Off Thomas McM Shields A DFC
Fg Off Kenneth L Harris A MC
Fg Off Robert F Casey A DFC
Fg Off James Noonan T DSM
Fg Off Patrick Fitzpatrick T  
Fg Off Stephen McKeever A  
Fg Off Arthur T Wells Stores  
Plt Off Vernon F Whatling T  
Plt Off Donald W Beard A  
Plt Off Harry S Lindfield A  

Source - April 1920 Air Force List

July 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Fermoy (from 20 July 1920) No 11 (Irish) Wing

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Frederick W Stent A 18 May 1920 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt William H de W Waller A 16 Jul 1919 Flight Commander, AFC
Flt Lt Hugh J Segrave A 25 Aug 1919 Flight Commander, AFC
Flt Lt Harold M Ireland A 26 Apr 1920 Flight Commander, DFC
Fg Off Vernon W Burgess A  8 Oct 1919 AFC
Fg Off Arthur L Chick A  8 Oct 1919 AFC
Fg Off George H Russell A   DFC
Fg Off Edmund L Zink A  5 Nov 1919  
Fg Off Ernest G Green A 14 Jun 1920 MC
Fg Off Albert B Jones A 14 Apr 1919 Supernumerary in hospital
Fg Off Donald W Beard A 13 Jul 1919 Supernumerary in hospital
Obs Off Pierre C Campbell-Martin O 14 Apr 1919  
Obs Off John F G Boyle O  8 Oct 1918  
Fg Off Lionel C Hooton A 27 Oct 1919 MC
Fg Off John G Horne A  7 Jul 1920  
Obs Off Henry G Crowe O  8 Oct 1919 MC, later A/Cdre
Fg Off William D Gardiner A 23 Oct 1919 DFC
Fg Off Edward A B Urmston A  8 Oct 1919  
Fg Off Edward P Mackay A 14 Jun 1920  
Fg Off Thomas McM Shields A 14 Apr 1919 DFC
Fg Off Kenneth L Harris A  5 Nov 1919 MC
Fg Off Vernon F Whatling T 18 Mar 1920 DCM
Fg Off Stephen McKeever A  5 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Arthur T Wells Stores 6 Mar1920  

Source - July 1920 Air Force List

August 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Fermoy (from 20 July 1920) No 11 (Irish) Wing

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Frederick W Stent A 18 May 1920 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Frank Hudson A  7 Aug 1920 Flight Commander, MC
Flt Lt Hugh J Segrave A 25 Aug 1919 Flight Commander, AFC
Flt Lt Harold M Ireland A 26 Apr 1920 Flight Commander, DFC
Fg Off Vernon W Burgess A  8 Oct 1919 AFC
Fg Off Arthur L Chick A  8 Oct 1919 AFC
Fg Off George H Russell A   DFC
Fg Off Edmund L Zink A  5 Nov 1919  
Fg Off Ernest G Green A 14 Jun 1920 MC
Fg Off Albert B Jones A 14 Apr 1919 Supernumerary in hospital
Obs Off Pierre C Campbell-Martin O 14 Apr 1919  
Obs Off John F G Boyle O  8 Oct 1918  
Fg Off Lionel C Hooton A 27 Oct 1919 MC
Fg Off John G Horne A  7 Jul 1920  
Obs Off Henry G Crowe O  8 Oct 1919 MC, later A/Cdre
Fg Off William D Gardiner A 23 Oct 1919 DFC
Fg Off Edward P Mackay A 14 Jun 1920  
Fg Off Thomas McM Shields A 14 Apr 1919 DFC
Fg Off Kenneth L Harris A  5 Nov 1919 MC
Fg Off Arthur T Wells Stores 6 Mar1920  
Fg Off Herbert Stafford T 20 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Vernon F Whatling T 18 Mar 1920 DCM
Fg Off Donald W Beard A 13 Jul 1919 Supernumerary in hospital
Fg Off Stephen McKeever A  5 Dec 1919  

Source - August 1920 Air Force List

April 1921

 

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Fermoy No 11 (Irish) Wing

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Albert J Butler A 18 Aug 1920 Officer Commanding, MC, AFC
Flt Lt Frank Hudson A  7 Aug 1920 Flight Commander, MC
Flt Lt Harold M Ireland A 26 Apr 1920 Flight Commander, DFC
Flt Lt Herbert B Russell A  1 Feb 1921 Flight Commander, AFC; later AVM
Fg Off George H Russell A  1 Feb 1920 DFC
Fg Off Ernest G Green A 14 Jun 1920 MC
Fg Off James F Stallard A  7 Mar 1921  
Obs Off Patrick J Bradley O  1 May 1921  
Fg Off Lionel C Hooton A 27 Oct 1919 MC
Fg Off John G Horne A  7 Jul 1920  
Fg Off Samuel L H Potter A  5 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Aubrey F White A 15 Sep 1920  
Fg Off Robert F C Metcalfe A 13 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Henry G Crowe O  8 Oct 1919 MC, later A/Cdre
Fg Off Edward P Mackay A 14 Jun 1920  
Fg Off Amos F James A  3 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Thomas McM Shields A 14 Apr 1919 DFC
Fg Off John L Miles T 20 Nov 1920  
Fg Off William K Rose A & S 16 Sep 1920  
Fg Off Kenneth L Harris A  5 Nov 1919 MC
Fg Off Robert G Mullette A  8 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Herbert Stafford T 20 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Stephen McKeever A  5 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Charles S Hartung A 25 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Noel V Moreton A 18 Aug 1920  
Stores Officer
Fg Off Elias G Steer Stores 11 Oct 1920  

Source - April 1921 Air Force List

July 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Fermoy No 11 (Irish) Wing

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Albert J Butler A 18 Aug 1920 Officer Commanding, MC, AFC
Flt Lt Frank Hudson A  7 Aug 1920 Flight Commander, MC
Flt Lt Harold M Ireland A 26 Apr 1920 Flight Commander, DFC
Flt Lt Herbert B Russell A  1 Feb 1921 Flight Commander, AFC; later AVM
Fg Off George H Russell A  1 Feb 1920 DFC
Fg Off Ernest G Green A 14 Jun 1920 MC
Fg Off James F Stallard A  7 Mar 1921  
Obs Off Patrick J Bradley O  1 May 1921  
Fg Off John G Horne A  7 Jul 1920  
Fg Off Samuel L H Potter A  5 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Aubrey F White A 15 Sep 1920  
Fg Off Robert F C Metcalfe A 13 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Henry G Crowe O  8 Oct 1919 MC, later A/Cdre
Fg Off Edward P Mackay A 14 Jun 1920  
Fg Off Amos F James A  3 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Thomas McM Shields A 14 Apr 1919 DFC
Fg Off John L Miles T 20 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Kenneth L Harris A  5 Nov 1919 MC
Fg Off Robert G Mullette A  8 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Herbert Stafford T 20 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Stephen McKeever A  5 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Charles S Hartung A 25 Nov 1920  
Stores Officer
Fg Off Elias G Steer Stores 11 Oct 1920  

Source - July 1921 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
13 Feb 1922

 2 Jun 1922

Digby

Aldergrove

July 1922

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Aldergrove No 12 Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Leslie F Forbes 15 May 1922 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Frank Hudson  7 Aug 1920 MC
Flt Lt Ernest E Deans  3 Apr 1922 DSC
Flt Lt Denys Gilley 25 Jul 1921 DFC
Flt Lt Kenneth L Harris  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off William L Fenwick  3 Apr 1922  
Fg Off Edgar M Milling  1 Mar 1922  
Fg Off James F Stallard  7 Mar 1921  
Obs Off Patrick J Bradley  1 May 1921  
Fg Off John G Horne  7 Jul 1920  
Fg Off Samuel L H Potter  5 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Aubrey F White 15 Sep 1920  
Fg Off Noel L Desoer 21 Nov 1921 later AVM
Fg Off David Craik  1 May 1922 DFC
Fg Off Harry Wisnekowitz 15 Jul 1921 MC
Fg Off Amos F James  3 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Thomas McM Shields 14 Apr 1919 DFC
Fg Off Robert F Casey 29 Mar 1922 DFC
Fg Off Charles A F Nesbit 25 Jun 1921  
Fg Off Herbert Stafford 20 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Lionel J Booth  6 Oct 1921  
Fg Off Stephen McKeever  5 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Bruce G Drake 25 Jun 1921  
Fg Off Oswald T Hazell 21 Nov 1921  
Fg Off Douglas H Murray 25 Jun 1921  
Fg Off Lawrence J Hoare 22 May 1922  
Plt Off Robert G R Godby 15 May 1922  
Plt Off Desmond R Loch 15 May 1922  
Plt Off Albert Maybaum 15 May 1922  
Plt Off John V Roberts 15 May 1922  
Stores Officer
Fg Off Elias G Steer 11 Oct 1920  
Accountant
Fg Off Walter W Deane 23 Jun 1921  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Thomas H K MacLaughlin 17 May 1922  

Source - July 1922 Air Force List

Date Location
27 Sep 1922 South Farnborough

 

May 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter South Farnborough Inland Area/No 7 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Leslie F Forbes 15 May 1922 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Frank Hudson  7 Aug 1920 MC
Flt Lt Henry C Todd 15 Jan 1923  
Flt Lt Alfred G Taylor  9 Jan 1923 AFC
Fg Off Geoffrey W Hemming 23 Oct 1922 DSC
Fg Off James F Stallard  7 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Hilton O Brown 12 Sep 1922  
Fg Off John G Horne  7 Jul 1920  
Fg Off Samuel L H Potter  5 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Noel L Desoer 21 Nov 1921 later AVM
Fg Off Amos F James  3 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Herbert Stafford 20 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Lionel J Booth  6 Oct 1921  
Fg Off Stephen McKeever  5 Dec 1919  
Fg Off George E Pratt 23 Oct 1922  
Fg Off Alec R Farrow 23 Oct 1922  
Plt Off Albert Maybaum 15 May 1922  
Fg Off Herbert P L Gardner  1 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Francis L Hudson  1 Dec 1922  
Plt Off Arthur E Golds 27 Dec 1922  
Plt Off Benjamin J J Nimmo 27 Dec 1922  
Plt Off Kenneth R Boulton  1 Jan 1923  
Plt Off John F Bythall  1 Jan 1923  
Plt Off Ellis Reid 19 Nov 1922  
Plt Off William A Opie 20 Dec 1923 later AVM
Plt Off Richard B Jordan 20 Dec 1923 later AM
Plt Off Frank E Nuttall 20 Dec 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Elias G Steer 11 Oct 1920  
Fg Off Walter W Deane 23 Jun 1921 Accountant
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Charles A E I Brownlee 28 Oct 1922 MB

Source - May 1923 Air Force List

July 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter South Farnborough Inland Area/No 7 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Leslie F Forbes 15 May 1922 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Frank Hudson  7 Aug 1920 MC
Flt Lt Henry C Todd 15 Jan 1923  
Flt Lt Denys Gilley 25 Jul 1921 DFC
Flt Lt Henry G W Lock 13 Apr 1923  
Fg Off Geoffrey W Hemming 23 Oct 1922 DSC
Fg Off James F Stallard  7 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Hilton O Brown 12 Sep 1922  
Fg Off John G Horne  7 Jul 1920  
Fg Off Samuel L H Potter  5 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Noel L Desoer 21 Nov 1921 later AVM
Fg Off Amos F James  3 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Lionel J Booth  6 Oct 1921  
Fg Off Stephen McKeever  5 Dec 1919  
Fg Off George E Pratt 23 Oct 1922  
Fg Off Alec R Farrow 23 Oct 1922  
Plt Off Albert Maybaum 15 May 1922  
Fg Off Herbert P L Gardner  1 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Francis L Hudson  1 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Benjamin J J Nimmo 27 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Arthur E Golds 27 Dec 1922  
Fg Off John F Bythall  1 Jan 1923  
Plt Off Kenneth R Boulton  1 Jan 1923  
Plt Off Cecil J Stone 11 Jun 1923  
Plt Off John V Holman  1 May 1923  
Plt Off Ellis Reid 19 Nov 1922  
Plt Off William A Opie 20 Dec 1923 later AVM
Plt Off Richard B Jordan 20 Dec 1923 later AM
Plt Off Frank E Nuttall 20 Dec 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Elias G Steer 11 Oct 1920  
Fg Off Walter W Deane 23 Jun 1921 Accountant
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Charles A E I Brownlee 28 Oct 1922 MB

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

Date Location
17 Sep 1923 Andover

January 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Andover Inland Area/No 7 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Leslie F Forbes 15 May 1922 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Henry C Todd 15 Jan 1923  
Flt Lt Denys Gilley 25 Jul 1921 DFC
Flt Lt Henry G W Lock 13 Apr 1923  
Flt Lt James F Stallard  7 Mar 1921  
Fg Off (Hon Flt Lt) Lionel F Marson  1 Nov 1923 MC
Fg Off Geoffrey W Hemming 23 Oct 1922 DSC
Fg Off Noel L Desoer 21 Nov 1921 later AVM
Fg Off Edwin S Osborn 22 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Alec R Farrow 23 Oct 1922  
Fg Off Albert Maybaum 15 May 1922  
Fg Off Herbert P L Gardner  1 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Francis L Hudson  1 Dec 1922  
Fg Off John F Bythall  1 Jan 1923  
Fg Off Arthur E Golds 27 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Cecil J Stone 11 Jun 1923  
Fg Off John V Holman  1 May 1923  
Plt Off Frederick W M Downer 26 Oct 1923  
Plt Off Francis R D Swain 22 Oct 1923 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Reginald V M Odbert 22 Oct 1923  
Plt Off Oswald B Swain 22 Oct 1923  
Plt Off Francis Larman 15 Dec 1923  
Plt Off Frank B Robinson 15 Dec 1923  
Plt Off William A Opie 20 Dec 1923 later AVM
Plt Off Richard B Jordan 20 Dec 1923 later AM
Plt Off Frank E Nuttall 20 Dec 1923  
Plt Off Thomas B Prickman 24 Sep 1923 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Reginald A P Roberts 15 Aug 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off William A G Goldsworthy 27 Aug 1923  
Accountant
Fg Off Walter W Deane 23 Jun 1921  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Aneurin E Jenkins 14 Sep 1923  

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

Date Location
31 Mar 1924 Manston

May 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Manston Inland Area/No 1 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Leslie F Forbes 15 May 1922 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Henry C Todd 15 Jan 1923  
Flt Lt

Arthur L Fiddament

23 Mar 1924 DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Henry G W Lock 13 Apr 1923  
Flt Lt James F Stallard  7 Mar 1921  
Fg Off (Hon Flt Lt) Lionel F Marson  1 Nov 1923 MC
Fg Off Geoffrey W Hemming 23 Oct 1922 DSC
Fg Off Noel L Desoer 21 Nov 1921 later AVM
Fg Off Edwin S Osborn 22 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Alec R Farrow 23 Oct 1922  
Fg Off Franis J C Rybot  4 Feb 1924  
Fg Off George C Oldham  5 Mar 1924  
Fg Off Percival J Chambers 29 Jan 1924  
Fg Off Herbert P L Gardner  1 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Francis L Hudson  1 Dec 1922  
Fg Off John F Bythall  1 Jan 1923  
Fg Off Arthur E Golds 27 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Cecil J Stone 11 Jun 1923  
Fg Off John V Holman  1 May 1923  
Plt Off Frederick W M Downer 26 Oct 1923  
Plt Off Francis R D Swain 22 Oct 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Oswald B Swain 22 Oct 1923  
Plt Off Reginald V M Odbert 22 Oct 1923  
Fg Off John Mac P Darroch  6 Mar 1925  
Plt Off Francis Larman 15 Dec 1923  
Plt Off Frank B Robinson 15 Dec 1923  
Plt Off William A Opie 20 Dec 1923 later AVM
Plt Off Richard B Jordan 20 Dec 1923 later AM
Plt Off Thomas B Prickman 24 Sep 1923 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Reginald A P Roberts 15 Aug 1923  
Plt Off Reginald R Reedman 19 Dec 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off William A G Goldsworthy 27 Aug 1923  
Accountant
Fg Off Robert C Clayton 24 Mar 1924  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Aneurin E Jenkins 14 Sep 1923  

Source - May 1924 Air Force List

January 1925

Source - January 1925 Air Force List

February 1925

Source - February 1925 Air Force List

March 1925

Source - March 1925 Air Force List

April 1925

Source - April 1925 Air Force List

May 1925

Source - May 1925 Air Force List

June 1925

Source - June 1925 Air Force List

July 1925

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Manston Inland Area/No 7 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Richard E Saul

 2 Mar 1925 Officer Commanding, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Stuart D Culley 22 May 1924 DSO
Flt Lt

Noel L Desoer

2 Feb 1923 later  AVM
Flt Lt James F Stafford  6 Apr 1925  
Fg Off Edwin S Osborn 22 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Alan T K Shipwright   6 Mar 1925 DFC
Fg Off Francis J C Rybot  4 Feb 1924  
Fg Off George C Oldham  5 Mar 1924  
Fg Off Percival J Chambers 29 Jan 1924  
Fg Off Francis L Hudson  1 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Herbert P L Gardner  1 Dec 1922  
Fg Off John F Bythall  1 Jan 1923  
Fg Off Cecil J Stone 11 Jun 1923  
Fg Off John V Holman  1 May 1923  
Fg Off Arthur B Smith 15 Dec 1924 MC
Fg Off Henry C E C P Dalrymple 31 Mar 1925  
Fg Off John Mac P Darroch  6 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Richard B Jordan 20 Dec 1923 later AM
Fg Off Francis Larman 15 Dec 1923  
Fg Off Frank B Robinson 15 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Reginald R P Roberts 15 Aug 1923  
Fg Off Thomas B Prickman 24 Sep 1923 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Reginald R Reedman 19 Dec 1923  
Plt Off George D Green 15 Dec 1924  
Plt Off Gerald W R Russell 15 Dec 1924  
Plt Off Montague E de L Hayes 15 May 1925  
Plt Off Henry E Nowell  9 Mar 1925 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off William A G Goldworthy 27 Aug 1923  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Robert C Clayton 24 Mar 1924  

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

March 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Manston Inland Area/No 1 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Richard E Saul

 2 Mar 1925 Officer Commanding, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt

Walter E G Bryant

31 Jan 1926 MBE; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William E Somervell 14 Dec 1925 AFC
Flt Lt Ruthven M C Macfarlane 10 Dec 1925 MC
Flt Lt

Noel L Desoer

2 Feb 1923 later  AVM
Fg Off Christopher Ayling 17 Aug 1925  
Fg Off Robert Menzies  1 Feb 1926  
Fg Off Edwin S Osborn 22 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Alan T K Shipwright   6 Mar 1925 DFC
Fg Off George C Oldham  5 Mar 1924  
Fg Off Herbert P L Gardner  1 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Cecil J Stone 11 Jun 1923  
Fg Off John V Holman  1 May 1923  
Fg Off Henry C E C P Dalrymple 31 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Richard B Jordan 20 Dec 1923 later AM
Fg Off Patrick J Bett 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Francis Larman 15 Dec 1923  
Fg Off Reginald R Reedman 19 Dec 1923 Killed in a flying accident - 10 Sep 1926
Fg Off Allen H Wheeler 15 Dec 1925 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Gerald W R Russell 15 Dec 1924  
Plt Off Cecil H Noble 15 Jun 1925  
Plt Off Gerald B Collet 17 Aug 1925  
Plt Off Montague E de L Hayes 15 May 1925  
Plt Off Robert L Burnett 15 Dec 1925  
Plt Off Alfred V Hammond 30 Jul 1925  
Plt Off Leslie W Cannon 30 Jul 1925 later AVM
Plt Off Cyril M Heard 16 Dec 1925 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off Eric  G M Charleson 17 Nov 1925  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off Cyril L Dook 21 Jan 1926  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Manston Inland Area/No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Richard E Saul

 2 Mar 1925 Officer Commanding, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt

Walter E G Bryant

31 Jan 1926 MBE; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William E Somervell 14 Dec 1925 AFC
Flt Lt

Noel L Desoer

2 Feb 1923 later  AVM
Fg Off Christopher Ayling 17 Aug 1925  
Fg Off John A Elliott 15 Apr 1925  
Fg Off Edwin S Osborn 22 Sep 1923  
Fg Off George C Oldham  5 Mar 1924  
Fg Off Percival J Chambers 29 Jan 1924  
Fg Off Herbert P L Gardner  1 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Cecil J Stone 11 Jun 1923  
Fg Off John V Holman  1 May 1923  
Fg Off Henry C E C P Dalrymple 31 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Patrick J Bett 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Francis Larman 15 Dec 1923  
Fg Off Reginald R Reedman 19 Dec 1923 Killed in a flying accident - 10 Sep 1926
Fg Off Allen H Wheeler 15 Dec 1925 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Jack Hadden 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Cecil H Noble 15 Jun 1925  
Plt Off Gerald B Collet 17 Aug 1925  
Plt Off Robert L Burnett 15 Dec 1925  
Plt Off Charles J Veevers 15 Feb 1926  
Plt Off Frederick W H Hall 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Alan E Hill 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off John C Lewis 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Geoffrey H Walker 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Frederick G S Wilson 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Alfred V Hammond 30 Jul 1925  
Plt Off Leslie W Cannon 30 Jul 1925 later AVM
Plt Off Cyril M Heard 16 Dec 1925 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off Eric  G M Charleson 17 Nov 1925  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off Cyril L Dook 21 Jan 1926  

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Manston Inland Area/No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Richard E Saul

 2 Mar 1925 Officer Commanding, DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr

William Sowrey

  1 Oct 1926 Officer Commanding (Designate),
Flt Lt

Walter E G Bryant

31 Jan 1926 MBE; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William E Somervell 14 Dec 1925 AFC
Fg Off John A Elliott 15 Apr 1925  
Fg Off John V Holman  1 May 1923  
Fg Off Patrick J Bett 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Francis Larman 15 Dec 1923  
Fg Off Jack Hadden 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Gerald B Collet 17 Aug 1925  
Plt Off Charles J Veevers 15 Feb 1926  
Plt Off Frederick W H Hall 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Alan E Hill 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off John C Lewis 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Geoffrey H Walker 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Frederick G S Wilson 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Alfred V Hammond 30 Jul 1925 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Plt Off Leslie W Cannon 30 Jul 1925 later AVM
Plt Off William F Lovering 13 Aug 1926  
Plt Off William H Shorter 13 Aug 1926  
Plt Off Donald D K Walker 13 Aug 1926  
Plt Off Thomas B Byrne  9 Nov 1926  
Plt Off Horace J J Mumford-Mathews  9 Nov 1926 Killed in a flying accident - 14 Mar 1928
Plt Off Edgar G C Stokes  9 Nov 1926  
Plt Off Ernest L Wilson  9 Nov 1926  
Plt Off Cyril M Heard 16 Dec 1925 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Harold H Martin 30 Jul 1926  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Percival Alderson 23 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Eric G M Charleson 23 Jun 1926  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off Cyril L Dook 21 Jan 1926  

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
20 Apr 1927 en-route to China on HMS Hermes
31 May 1927 Shanghai Racecourse

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Shanghai RAF China

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

William Sowrey

  1 Oct 1926 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Leslie N Hollinghurst

11 Apr 1927 DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Henry G W Lock 11 Apr 1927  
Flt Lt James McBain  4 Feb 1927  
Flt Lt

James F Stallard

15 Dec 1926  
Fg Off Frederick Simpson 20 Apr 1927 Engineering officer
Fg Off Edwin S Osborn 22 Sep 1923 Signals officer
Fg Off Patrick J Bett 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Charles H Tighe 13 Apr 1927  
Fg Off Jack Hadden 15 Jun 1926 Lt, Black Watch, killed in a flying accident - 2 Apr 1928
Fg Off Brian E Moody 14 Dec 1926  
Fg Off Alan E Hill 15 Jun 1926 Pilotage officer
Fg Off John R Jones 13 Apr 1927 Photography officer; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Frederick W H Hall 15 Jun 1926  
Fg Off Frederick G S Wilson 15 Jun 1926  
Fg Off Donald G K Walker 13 Aug 1926  
Plt Off William F Lovering 13 Aug 1926  
Plt Off Horace J J Mumford-Mathews  9 Nov 1926 Killed in a flying accident - 14 Mar 1928
Plt Off Edgar G C Stokes  9 Nov 1926  
Plt Off Ernest L Wilson  9 Nov 1926  
Plt Off Cyril M Heard 16 Dec 1925 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off Percival Alderson 23 Jun 1926  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Richard E Barrett 13 Dec 1926  
Medical Branch
Sqn Ldr Albert E Barr-Sim 20 Apr 1927 MB
Flt Lt James D Leahy 20 Apr 1927 MC, MB, BA

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
13 Sep 1927 en-route to UK on HMS Hermes
27 Oct 1927 RAF Manston

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Manston Inland Area/No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Harold M Probyn

  1 Oct 1926 Officer Commanding, DSO; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt James McBain  4 Feb 1927  
Flt Lt Alfred H Love  4 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Edwin S Osborn 22 Sep 1923 Signals officer
Fg Off Patrick J Bett 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Brian E Moody 14 Dec 1926  
Fg Off Alan E Hill 15 Jun 1926 Pilotage officer
Fg Off

Leslie W Cannon

 1 Jun  1927 later AVM
Fg Off David F W Atcherley 20 Feb 1928 later AVM
Fg Off Edgar G C Stokes  9 Nov 1928  
Fg Off Ernest L Wilson  9 Nov 1926  
Fg Off Cedric H Hockly  3 Apr 1928  
Fg Off William T Walton 20 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Cyril E Kay 20 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Henry B Collins 20 Feb 1928  
Plt Off Percy F G Bradley 20 Feb 1928  
Plt Off Richard C Hancock 20 Feb 1928  
Plt Off George H H Procter 17 Dec 1927  
Plt Off Hewson C Parker 17 Dec 1927  
Plt Off John E MacCallum 17 Dec 1927  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Percival Alderson 23 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Duncan G McDiarmid 20 Apr 1928  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Richard E Barrett 13 Dec 1926  

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Manston Inland Area/No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Harold M Probyn

  1 Oct 1926 Officer Commanding, DSO; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Arthur L Chick 23 Aug 1928 AFC
Flt Lt James McBain  4 Feb 1927  
Flt Lt Alfred H Love  4 Feb 1928  
Flt Lt John R Wolley 31 Jul 1928 Engineer duties
Fg Off Edwin S Osborn 22 Sep 1923 Signals officer
Fg Off Patrick J Bett 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Brian E Moody 14 Dec 1926  
Fg Off Alan E Hill 15 Jun 1926 Pilotage officer
Fg Off

Leslie W Cannon

 1 Jun  1927 later AVM
Fg Off David F W Atcherley 20 Feb 1928 later AVM
Fg Off Edgar G C Stokes  9 Nov 1928  
Fg Off Ernest L Wilson  9 Nov 1926  
Fg Off Cedric H Hockly  3 Apr 1928  
Fg Off William T Walton 20 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Cyril E Kay 20 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Henry B Collins 20 Feb 1928  
Plt Off Percy F G Bradley 20 Feb 1928  
Plt Off Richard C Hancock 20 Feb 1928  
Plt Off Hubert W Duffey 18 Jun  1928  
Plt Off Douglas G P FitzPatrick 18 Jun  1928  
Plt Off Noel H Fresson 18 Jun  1928 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Miles R Kelly 18 Jun  1928  
Plt Off Wilfred P J Thomson 18 Jun  1928  
Plt Off George H H Procter 17 Dec 1927  
Plt Off Hewson C Parker 17 Dec 1927  
Plt Off John E MacCallum 17 Dec 1927  
Plt Off John T Stephenson 28 Jul 1928  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Percival Alderson 23 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Duncan G McDiarmid 20 Apr 1928  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Richard E Barrett 13 Dec 1926  
Plt Off Harry A Frost 25 Jul 1928  

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Manston Inland Area/No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Harold M Probyn

  1 Oct 1926 Officer Commanding, DSO; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Christopher H Stilwell  6 Dec 1928  
Flt Lt John R Wolley 31 Jul 1928 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Alfred H Love  4 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Charles F Stevenson 30 Jan 1929 Photographic duties
Fg Off Brian E Moody 14 Dec 1926  
Fg Off David F W Atcherley 20 Feb 1928 later AVM
Fg Off Ernest L Wilson  9 Nov 1926  
Fg Off William T Walton 20 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Henry B Collins 20 Feb 1928  
Fg Off William M Moore  4 Mar 1929 Armament duties
Fg Off William D J Michie  1 Sep 1928 later A/Cdre
Plt Off George H H Procter 17 Dec 1927  
Plt Off Hewson C Parker 17 Dec 1927 Signals duties
Plt Off John E MacCallum 17 Dec 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Plt Off Rupert S Darbyshire  5 Mar 1929  
Plt Off Harold J Forster  5 May 1929  
Plt Off Harold T Lines 17 May 1929  
Plt Off Gerald E F Proctor  5 May 1929  
Plt Off Ronald F A W Williams  5 May 1929  
Plt Off Donald A L Campbell  2 Apr 1929  
Plt Off John T Stephenson 28 Jul 1928  
Plt Off Douglas J Eayrs 15 Dec 1928  
Plt Off Frank D Lockwood 15 Dec 1928  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Duncan G McDiarmid 20 Apr 1928  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Maurice L Jones 27 Aug 1928  

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Atlas (from Dec 1929) Manston Inland Area/No 22 Group

Atlas

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Harold M Probyn

  1 Oct 1926 Officer Commanding, DSO; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Christopher H Stilwell  6 Dec 1928  
Flt Lt Alfred H Love  4 Feb 1928  
Flt Lt

Allan R Churchman

16 Aug 1929 DFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Robert R Bennett  1 Jan 1930 Signals duties
Fg Off David F W Atcherley 20 Feb 1928 later AVM
Fg Off Henry B Collins 20 Feb 1928  
Fg Off William M Moore  4 Mar 1929 Armament duties
Fg Off Edward L Mole 14 Dec 1929  
Fg Off Rupert S Darbyshire  5 Mar 1929  
Fg Off Ronald F A W Williams  5 May 1929  
Fg Off Gerald E F Proctor  5 May 1929  
Fg Off Harold T Lines 17 May 1929 Photographic duties
Fg Off Richard A Beynon 14 Aug 1929  
Fg Off Kenneth W Pell  3 Sep 1929  
Plt Off Harold J Forster  5 May 1929  
Plt Off James W C Glen 14 Dec 1929  
Plt Off George B Musson 14 Dec 1929  
Plt Off Bernard J Hurren  4 Mar 1930  
Plt Off Charles R Lousada  4 Mar 1930 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Charles M Rees  4 Mar 1930  
Plt Off John E Loverseed  1 Apr 1930  
Plt Off Eric J K Megan  1 Apr 1930  
Plt Off Ronald L Philips 27 Jul 1929 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Frederick F Wiles 14 Dec 1929  
Plt Off Joseph Y Humphreys 14 Dec 1929  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Roland G Seymour  8 Aug 1929 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Vernon H Lewis  8 Aug 1929  

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

August 1930

Source - August 1930 Air Force List

September 1930

Source - September 1930 Air Force List

October 1930

Source - October 1930 Air Force List

November 1930

Source - November 1930 Air Force List

December 1930

Source - December 1930 Air Force List

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Atlas Manston Inland Area/No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Sydney E Toomer

23 Sep 1930 Officer Commanding, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Christopher H Stilwell  6 Dec 1928  
Flt Lt William E Knowlden  7 Sep 1930 Signals duties
Flt Lt Frank C Farrington 24 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Henry B Collins 20 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Edward L Mole 14 Dec 1929  
Fg Off Ewen O Wanliss  9 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Harold T Lines 17 May 1929 Photographic duties
Fg Off Richard A Beynon 14 Aug 1929  
Fg Off Kenneth W Pell  3 Sep 1929  
Fg Off George B Musson 14 Dec 1929  
Fg Off Harold J Forster  5 May 1929  
Fg Off Glynn Silyn-Roberts 23 Dec 1930 later AVM
Fg Off Charles M Rees  4 Mar 1930  
Fg Off Noel Stratton 17 Jun 1930  
Fg Off Ian N Roome  9 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Eric D Mills 20 Oct 1930  
Plt Off Joseph Y Humphreys 14 Dec 1929  
Plt Off Richard A McMurtie 23 Dec 1930  
Plt Off Henry T Clark  1 Feb 1931  
Plt Off Robert C H Crosthwaite  1 Feb 1931  
Plt Off Neville C Hendrikz  1 Feb 1931  
Plt Off Leslie H Anderson  8 Mar 1931  
Plt Off Gerald V Barber  7 Apr 1931  
Plt Off Reginald J W Barnett  7 Apr 1931  
Plt Off George F K Donaldson  7 Apr 1931  
Plt Off Thomas N Coslett 20 Dec 1930 later AM
Plt Off Charles M Windsor 20 Dec 1930  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Roland G Seymour  8 Aug 1929 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Vernon H Lewis  8 Aug 1929  

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Atlas Manston Inland Area/No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Sydney E Toomer

23 Sep 1930 Officer Commanding, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Joseph Blackford  1 Mar 1932  
Flt Lt William E Knowlden  7 Sep 1930 Signals duties
Flt Lt

Harold A Haines

28 Sep 1931 DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Frank C Farrington 24 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Anthony G C Somerhough 18 May 1932  
Fg Off Edward L Mole 14 Dec 1929  
Fg Off Ewen O Wanliss  9 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Harold T Lines 17 May 1929 Photographic duties
Fg Off Kenneth W Pell  3 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Harold J Forster  5 May 1929  
Fg Off Glynn Silyn-Roberts 23 Dec 1930 later AVM
Fg Off Leslie S Cundell 11 Jan 1932  
Fg Off Douglas C Harrison  1 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Ian N Roome  9 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Richard A McMurtie 23 Dec 1930  
Fg Off Robert C H Crosthwaite  1 Feb 1931  
Fg Off Joseph Y Humphreys 14 Dec 1929  
Fg Off John J Murphy 24 Sep 1931 later A/Cdre
Plt Off John G Younghusband 26 Sep 1931  
Plt Off Robert C Richmond 29 Dec 1931  
Plt Off Jack M Wilson 29 Dec 1931  
Plt Off Edgar B Waddy 26 Sep 1931  
Plt Off Stephen P Langston 19 Dec 1931  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Roland G Seymour  8 Aug 1929 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Vernon H Lewis  8 Aug 1929  

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax (from May 1933) Manston Inland Area/No 22 Group

Hawker Audax

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Philip F Fullard

 7 Jan 1933 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Joseph Blackford 26 May 1933  
Flt Lt Findlay W Sinclair 25 Feb 1931 DFC
Flt Lt Frank C Farrington 24 Mar 1931  
Flt Lt Thomas F Moloney 12 Apr 1933 Signals duties
Flt Lt Alfred V Hammond  7 Nov 1932 Adjutant
Fg Off Anthony G C Somerhough 18 May 1932  
Fg Off Kenneth W Pell  3 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Leslie S Cundell 11 Jan 1932  
Fg Off Ian N Roome  9 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Joseph Y Humphreys 14 Dec 1929  
Fg Off John J Murphy 24 Sep 1931 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John G Younghusband 26 Sep 1931 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Walter R Farley  3 Apr 1933  
Fg Off Robert C Richmond 29 Dec 1931  
Fg Off Lewis W Oliver 20 Dec 1932  
Fg Off Paul R J Leborgne 18 Sep 1932  
Plt Off Frank W Dixon-Wright 19 Dec 1932  
Plt Off Richard G Stone 17 Dec 1932  
Plt Off Melvin K D Porter 17 Dec 1932 later AM
Plt Off Douglas S Kite 17 Dec 1932  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Kenneth N Smith  6 Aug 1932  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Vernon H Lewis  8 Aug 1929  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Hubert R Clowes  9 Mar 1932  
WO II Alfred C Mansbridge  8 May 1931  
WO II Charles F Hayward  7 Apr 1933  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax Manston Inland Area/No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Joseph H Green 17 Nov 1933 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Joseph Blackford 26 May 1933  
Flt Lt Thomas G Bird  7 Aug 1933  
Flt Lt Findlay W Sinclair 25 Feb 1931 DFC
Flt Lt Thomas F Moloney 12 Apr 1933 Signals duties
Flt Lt Alfred V Hammond  7 Nov 1932 Adjutant
Fg Off Anthony G C Somerhough 18 May 1932  
Fg Off Leslie S Cundell 11 Jan 1932  
Fg Off Ian N Roome  9 Sep 1930  
Fg Off John J Murphy 24 Sep 1931 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John G Younghusband 26 Sep 1931 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Walter R Farley  3 Apr 1933  
Fg Off Lewis W Oliver 20 Dec 1932  
Fg Off Paul R J Leborgne 18 Sep 1932  
Fg Off Frank W Dixon-Wright 19 Dec 1932  
Plt Off Richard G Stone 17 Dec 1932  
Plt Off Melvin K D Porter 17 Dec 1932 later AM
Plt Off Bernard H Becker 19 Nov 1933  
Plt Off William B Murray 19 Nov 1933  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Kenneth N Smith  6 Aug 1932  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off

Cuthbert G Stowell

27 Aug 1933 later AVM
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Harold G Cook  9 Mar 1933  
WO II Alfred C Mansbridge  8 May 1931  
WO II Charles F Hayward  7 Apr 1933  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax Manston Inland Area/No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Joseph H Green 17 Nov 1933 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Joseph Blackford 26 May 1933  
Flt Lt John A Elliott  1 Jun 1934  
Flt Lt Roland A R Mangles  6 Mar 1934  
Flt Lt Thomas F Moloney 12 Apr 1933 Signals duties
Flt Lt Alfred V Hammond  7 Nov 1932 Adjutant
Fg Off Leslie S Cundell 11 Jan 1932  
Fg Off Ian N Roome  9 Sep 1930  
Fg Off John J Murphy 24 Sep 1931 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John G Younghusband 26 Sep 1931 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Walter R Farley  3 Apr 1933  
Fg Off Lewis W Oliver 20 Dec 1932  
Fg Off Paul R J Leborgne 18 Sep 1932  
Fg Off Frank W Dixon-Wright 19 Dec 1932  
Plt Off Melvin K D Porter 17 Dec 1932 later AM
Plt Off John Thompson 16 Dec 1933  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Henry M S Dawes 15 Jan 1933  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off

Cuthbert G Stowell

27 Aug 1933 later AVM
Warrant Officers
WO James K Tough  3 Jul 1933  
WO Walter Polle 23 Dec 1931  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Harold G Cook  9 Mar 1933  
WO II Alfred C Mansbridge  8 May 1931  
WO II Charles F Hayward  7 Apr 1933  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax Manston Inland Area/No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Joseph H Green 17 Nov 1933 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Roland A R Mangles  6 Mar 1934  
Flt Lt Thomas F Moloney 12 Apr 1933 Signals duties
Flt Lt Alfred V Hammond  7 Nov 1932 Adjutant
Flt Lt Arthur C Watson  3 Sep 1934 Signals duties
Fg Off Anthony A N Malan 26 Aug 1934
Fg Off Francis A Paynter  2 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Ronald C M Ferrers 29 Apr 1935  
Plt Off Charles L Dann  4 Mar 1935 BSc; later A/Cdre
Plt Off Paul W Ashton 28 Jul 1934  
Plt Off Kenneth Capel-Cure  2 Sep 1934  
Plt Off Robert V R Pattison  2 Sep 1934  
Plt Off Charles F Sarsby  2 Sep 1934  
Plt Off Arthur M A Birch 21 Nov 1934  
Plt Off Donald B Hatfield 15 Dec 1934 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Gerald Matthews 29 Jul 1934  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off

Cuthbert G Stowell

27 Aug 1933 later AVM
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Charles F Hayward  7 Apr 1933  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
30 Nov 1935 To Hawkinge

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax Hawkinge ADGB/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Noel L Desoer

 6 Jul 1936 Officer Commanding, later  AVM
Flt Lt Arthur C Watson  3 Sep 1934 Signals duties
Flt Lt Andrew J W Geddes 20 Nov 1935 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Anthony A N Malan 26 Aug 1934
Fg Off Francis A Paynter  2 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Ronald C M Ferrers 29 Apr 1935  
Fg Off Charles L Dann  4 Mar 1935 BSc; later A/Cdre
Fg Off John W Deacon 23 Aug 1935  
Fg Off P W Stansfield 21 Dec 1935  
Fg Off Charles F Sarsby  2 Sep 1934  
Plt Off Donald B Hatfield 15 Dec 1934 later A/Cdre
Plt Off George P Flew  1 Sep 1935  
Plt Off Basil G Carroll  1 Sep 1935  
Plt Off R K Jeffries 14 Dec 1935  
Plt Off P F Edinger 22 Jan 1936  
APO Charles B E Burt-Andrews 11 May 1936 later A/Cdre
APO J Butterworth 11 May 1936  
Stores Branch
Plt Off Cyril J R Salmon  1 Apr 1936 later AVM
Warrant Officers
WO William S A Stewart  9 May 1935  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Charles F Hayward  7 Apr 1933  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

August 1936

Source - August 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax Hawkinge Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Noel L Desoer

 6 Jul 1936 Officer Commanding, later  AVM
Flt Lt Arthur C Watson  3 Sep 1934 Signals duties
Flt Lt Andrew J W Geddes 20 Nov 1935 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Anthony A N Malan 26 Aug 1934
Fg Off Ronald C M Ferrers 29 Apr 1935  
Fg Off P W Stansfield 21 Dec 1935  
Fg Off A C G Wimbush 23 Nov 1935  
Fg Off J K M Drysdale 25 Apr 1937  
Fg Off Donald B Hatfield 15 Dec 1934 later A/Cdre
Fg Off I C B Worthington-Wilmer 25 Apr 1937  
Fg Off George P Flew  1 Sep 1935  
Plt Off R K Jeffries 14 Dec 1935  
Plt Off P F Edinger 22 Jan 1936  
Plt Off R A G Petrie 28 Jun 1936  
Plt Off J G Towle 28 Jun 1936  
Plt Off T D Calnan 19 Dec 1936  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off R F Folley  8 Sep 1936  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off P S Dundas 15 Apr 1937  
Warrant Officer
WO William S A Stewart  9 May 1935  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hector (from Sep 1937) Hawkinge Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

Hawker Hector

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr William A Opie  1 Jan 1938 Officer Commanding; later AVM
Flt Lt Andrew J W Geddes 20 Nov 1935 Lt (Local Capt) RA; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Melvin K D Porter

30 Jun 1937 Signals duties; later AM
Capt H M Whitcombe  1 Feb 1938 Royal Engineers, Air Liaison Officer
Act Flt Lt (Fg Off) H M Starr 19 Jan 1938  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) P W Stansfield 21 Dec 1935 Lt, Royal Tank Corps
Fg Off A C G Wimbush 23 Nov 1935 Lt, Royal Tank Corps
Fg Off J K M Drysdale 25 Apr 1937 Lt, Royal Tank Corps
Fg Off I C B Worthington-Wilmer 25 Apr 1937 Lt, Royal Tank Corps
Fg Off George P Flew  1 Sep 1935  
Fg Off R K Jeffries 14 Dec 1935  
Fg Off P F Edinger 22 Jan 1936  
Fg Off R A G Petrie 28 Jun 1936  
Fg Off J D Green  9 Aug 1937  
Fg Off F M Benito 24 Apr 1938 Lt, Prince of Wales Volunteers
Plt Off T D Calnan 19 Dec 1936  
Plt Off I L M Hallam  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J K Rogers  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off G B Walford 29 Apr 1938  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off F G C Gilbert 19 Jul 1937  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off T P F Trudgian 14 May 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO D W Hamilton 22 Jan 1938  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Lysander I (from Jul 1938) Hawkinge Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

Lysander I

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr William A Opie  1 Jan 1938 Officer Commanding; later AVM
Flt Lt

Melvin K D Porter

30 Jun 1937 Signals duties; later AM
Flt Lt P W Stansfield 21 Dec 1935 Lt, Royal Tank Corps
Flt Lt H M Starr 19 Jan 1938  
Maj H M Whitcombe  1 Feb 1938 Royal Engineers, Air Liaison Officer
Fg Off A C G Wimbush 23 Nov 1935 Lt, Royal Tank Corps
Fg Off J K M Drysdale 25 Apr 1937 Lt, Royal Tank Corps
Fg Off I C B Worthington-Wilmer 25 Apr 1937 Lt, Royal Tank Corps
Fg Off R K Jeffries 14 Dec 1935  
Fg Off J D Green  9 Aug 1937  
Fg Off F M Benito 24 Apr 1938 Lt, Prince of Wales Volunteers
Fg Off E J M Lang 22 Aug 1938 Lt, Sherwood Foresters
Fg Off P F Edinger 22 Jan 1936  
Fg Off R A G Petrie 28 Jun 1936  
Plt Off I L M Hallam  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J K Rogers  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off G B Walford 29 Apr 1938  
Equipment Branch
Plt Off R G J White 15 Aug 1938  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off T P F Trudgian 14 May 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO D W Hamilton 22 Jan 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Lysander I Hawkinge Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr William A Opie  1 Jan 1938 Officer Commanding; later AVM
Flt Lt

Melvin K D Porter

30 Jun 1937 Signals duties; later AM
Flt Lt P W Stansfield 21 Dec 1935 Lt, Royal Tank Corps
Flt Lt H M Starr 19 Jan 1938  
Maj H M Whitcombe  1 Feb 1938 Royal Engineers, Air Liaison Officer
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) J K M Drysdale 25 Apr 1937 Lt, Royal Tank Corps
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) I C B Worthington-Wilmer 25 Apr 1937 Lt, Royal Tank Corps
Fg Off J D Green  9 Aug 1937  
Fg Off F M Benito 24 Apr 1938 Lt, Prince of Wales Volunteers
Fg Off E J M Lang 22 Aug 1938 Lt, Sherwood Foresters
Fg Off P F Edinger 22 Jan 1936  
Fg Off R A G Petrie 28 Jun 1936  
Plt Off I L M Hallam  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J K Rogers  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off G B Walford 29 Apr 1938  
Plt Off C F M Chapman 17 Dec 1938  
Equipment Branch
Plt Off R G J White 15 Aug 1938  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off T P F Trudgian 14 May 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO D W Hamilton 22 Jan 1938  
WO S G Lucas 14 Jul 1936  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Lysander I Hawkinge Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr William A Opie  1 Jan 1938 Officer Commanding; later AVM
Sqn Ldr

Melvin K D Porter

30 Jun 1937 Signals duties; later AM
Flt Lt P W Stansfield 21 Dec 1935 Lt, Royal Tank Corps
Flt Lt H M Starr 19 Jan 1938  
Maj H M Whitcombe  1 Feb 1938 Royal Engineers, Air Liaison Officer
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) J K M Drysdale 25 Apr 1937 Lt, Royal Tank Corps
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) I C B Worthington-Wilmer 25 Apr 1937 Lt, Royal Tank Corps
Fg Off J D Green  9 Aug 1937  
Fg Off F M Benito 24 Apr 1938 Lt, Prince of Wales Volunteers
Fg Off E J M Lang 22 Aug 1938 Lt, Sherwood Foresters
Fg Off P F Edinger 22 Jan 1936  
Plt Off I L M Hallam  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J K Rogers  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off G B Walford 29 Apr 1938  
Plt Off C F M Chapman 17 Dec 1938  
Equipment Branch
Plt Off William J Maggs  6 Mar 1939 later AVM
Warrant Officer
WO D W Hamilton 22 Jan 1938  
WO S G Lucas 14 Jul 1936  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Re-equipment and movement dates are based on those shown in 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

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