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No 216 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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Arrived at Quantara from France on 3 July 1919, moving to Abu Suier in July 1920.

July 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page O/400 Abu Sueir, Egypt Egyptian Group

Handley Page O/400

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles H Nicholas A 30 Dec 1919 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William R Read A  8 Aug 1919 MC, DFC
Flt Lt James S Browne A 28 Nov 1919 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Victor R Gibbs A 15 Dec 1919 DSC
Flt Lt Robert Halley A 10 Sep 1919  
Flt Lt Edward G O'Gorman Med 15 Feb 1920 Medical Officer, MB
Flt Lt T J X Canton Med 25 May 1920 Medical Officer, MB
Fg Off David A Stewart A 28 Feb 1920 MC, DFC
Fg Off Basil D Frost Ad  3 Jul 1919  
Fg Off Herbert M Coombe A  1 Feb 1920 DFC
Fg Off Albert E Woolbridge A  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Herbert N Hampton A 10 Dec 1919 DFC
Fg Off John A Rudd A 23 May 1919  
Fg Off Pierce J Cox A  1 Feb 1920
Fg Off Arthur R Jones A  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Lionel W Lowen A 19 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Harold G Sawyer A  7 Aug 1919  
Fg Off Denys N Dickson A  5 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Frederick C Griffin T  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Ernest S B Clarke A  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Cecil O Rigden A  1 Feb 1920 Killed in a flying accident - 29 Nov 1920
Fg Off Charles H Flinn A 24 Apr 1920 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John Wesley T  9 Apr 1919  
Fg Off Clarence H Billings A  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Grenville W Wilson A  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Harold C Price A  1 Feb 1920  
Obs Off Eric D Barnes O 24 Apr 1920 later A/Cdre

Source - July 1920 Air Force List

August 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page O/400

De Havilland DH10 (from Aug 1920) 

Abu Sueir, Egypt Egyptian Group

DH10

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Flt Lt William R Read A  8 Aug 1919 MC, DFC
Flt Lt James S Browne A 28 Nov 1919 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Victor R Gibbs A 15 Dec 1919 DSC
Flt Lt Robert Halley A 10 Sep 1919  
Fg Off David A Stewart A 28 Feb 1920 MC, DFC
Fg Off Basil D Frost Ad  3 Jul 1919  
Fg Off Herbert M Coombe A  1 Feb 1920 DFC
Fg Off Albert E Woolbridge A  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Herbert N Hampton A 10 Dec 1919 DFC
Fg Off John A Rudd A 23 May 1919  
Fg Off Pierce J Cox A  1 Feb 1920
Fg Off Harry Bligh A  1 Jun 1920
Fg Off Arthur R Jones A  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Lionel W Lowen A 19 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Harold G Sawyer A  7 Aug 1919  
Fg Off Denys N Dickson A  5 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Frederick C Griffin T  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Ernest S B Clarke A  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off George A R Muschamp A  1 Jun 1920
Fg Off Cecil O Rigden A  1 Feb 1920 Killed in a flying accident - 29 Nov 1920
Fg Off Charles H Flinn A 24 Apr 1920 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John Wesley T  9 Apr 1919  
Fg Off Clarence H Billings A  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Grenville W Wilson A  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off William L Cooke A & S  1 Jun 1920
Fg Off Harold C Price A  1 Feb 1920  
Obs Off Eric D Barnes O 24 Apr 1920 later A/Cdre
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Edward G O'Gorman Med 15 Feb 1920 MB

Source - August 1920 Air Force List

April 1921

 

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page O/400

De Havilland DH10

Heliopolis, Egypt Egyptian Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr William R Read A  8 Aug 1919 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC
Flt Lt Archibald S C Maclaren A 28 Nov 1919 OBE, MC, AFC
Flt Lt Edmund R Tempest A  1 Sep 1920 MC, DFC
Flt Lt James S Browne A 28 Nov 1919 AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off David A Stewart A 28 Feb 1920 MC, DFC
Fg Off Aubrey R M Rickards A  8 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Herbert M Coombe A  1 Feb 1920 DFC, Killed - 8 Jun 1921*
Fg Off James H Jephson A  8 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Albert E Woolbridge A  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Herbert N Hampton A 10 Dec 1919 DFC
Fg Off John A Rudd A 23 May 1919  
Fg Off David S Allan A  5 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Gilbert Martyn A xx xxx 1920  
Fg Off Harry Bligh A  1 Jun 1920
Fg Off Arthur R Jones A  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Lionel W Lowen A 19 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Reginald S Martin A 15 Feb 1921  
Fg Off William L Hanson A 25 Jul 1920  
Fg Off Denys N Dickson A  5 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Ernest S B Clarke A  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Robert H McC Sheppard A  5 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Alfred G Quinnell Ad 31 Dec 1920  
Fg Off James W Mitchell A 25 Jul 1920  
Fg Off Grenville W Wilson A  1 Feb 1920 AFC
Fg Off George S Coggan A 10 Jul 1920  
Obs Off Kenneth H Holley O  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Sidney N Webster A 17 Jan 1921 later AVM
Fg Off Guy P W Chandler A  5 Nov 1920  
Stores Officers
Fg Off Horatio Sleigh Stores  8 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Frederick C Griffin Stores  1 Feb 1920  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Thomas J Thomas Med 28 Jan 1921 MB, BS
Flt Lt Peter H Young Med 12 Aug 1920 MB

Source - April 1921 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
15 Apr 1921 Heliopolis

July 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page O/400 (until Oct 1921)

De Havilland DH10

Heliopolis, Egypt Egyptian Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr William R Read A  8 Aug 1919 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC
Flt Lt Archibald S C Maclaren A 28 Nov 1919 OBE, MC, AFC
Flt Lt James S Browne A 28 Nov 1919 AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off David A Stewart A 28 Feb 1920 MC, DFC
Fg Off Arthur G Jarvis A 23 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Aubrey R M Rickards A  8 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Herbert M Coombe A  1 Feb 1920 DFC, Killed - 8 Jun 1921*
Fg Off James H Jephson A  8 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Albert E Woolbridge A  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Herbert N Hampton A 10 Dec 1919 DFC
Fg Off John A Rudd A 23 May 1919  
Fg Off Gilbert Martyn A xx xxx 1920  
Fg Off Arthur R Jones A  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Lionel W Lowen A 19 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Reginald S Martin A 15 Feb 1921  
Fg Off William L Hanson A 25 Jul 1920  
Fg Off Denys N Dickson A  5 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Ernest S B Clarke A  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Robert H McC Sheppard A  5 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Alfred G Quinnell Ad 31 Dec 1920  
Fg Off James W Mitchell A 25 Jul 1920  
Fg Off Grenville W Wilson A  1 Feb 1920 AFC
Fg Off Guy P W Chandler A  5 Nov 1920  
Fg Off George E Newton A 23 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Phillip F A Curtis A 23 Mar 1921  
Stores Officer
Fg Off Horatio Sleigh Stores  8 Feb 1921  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Thomas J Thomas Med 28 Jan 1921 MB, BS

*His death obviously had not been advised prior to the publication of this edition of the AFL.

Source - July 1921 Air Force List

Branches: A = Aeroplane, A & S = Aeroplane and Seaplane, Ad = Administrative, Med = Medical, O = Observer, T = Technical

July 1922

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

De Havilland DH10 (until Oct 1922)

Vickers Vimy (from Jun 1922)

Heliopolis, Egypt Egyptian Group

Vimy

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles O F Modin 17 Feb 1922 Officer Commanding, DSC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Norman S Douglas  1 May 1922  
Flt Lt Jack Noakes 17 Feb 1922 AFC, MM
Flt Lt Trevor E Salt 18 Apr 1922 AFC
Flt Lt James S Browne 28 Nov 1919 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Edwin S Goodwin 24 Feb 1922 AFC; later AVM
Fg Off Francis H E Reeve 17 Feb 1922 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Gilbert F Smylie 31 Oct 1921 DSC; later  A/Cdre
Fg Off Arthur G Jarvis 23 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Aubrey R M Rickards  8 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Albert E Woodbridge  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Gilbert Martyn 29 Jun1920  
Fg Off Arthur R Jones  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Lionel W Lowen 19 Feb 1920  
Fg Off James W Mitchell 25 Jul 1920  
Fg Off Guy P W Chandler  5 Nov 1920  
Fg Off George E Newton 23 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Phillip F A Curtis 23 Mar 1921 Killed in a flying accident - 23 Feb 1923
Fg Off Walter L Hope 24 Sep 1921  
Stores Officer
Fg Off Horatio Sleigh  8 Feb 1921  
Accountant
Fg Off Geoffrey N Simon 17 Feb 1922  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Christopher T O'Neill 11 Oct 1921 MB
Dental
Flt Lt Norman H Medhurst  3 Mar 1922

Source - July 1922 Air Force List

May 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vimy Heliopolis, Egypt RAF Middle East/Egyptian Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles O F Modin 17 Feb 1922 Officer Commanding, DSC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Norman S Douglas  1 May 1922  
Flt Lt Jack Noakes 17 Feb 1922 AFC, MM
Flt Lt Felix St J Woollard  4 Aug 1922 AFC
Flt Lt James S Browne 28 Nov 1919 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Edwin S Goodwin 24 Feb 1922 AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Neville B Ward 28 Mar 1923  
Flt Lt William C Day 16 Feb 1923 MC
Flt Lt Gilbert Martyn 29 Jun1920  
Flt Lt Gilbert F Smylie 31 Oct 1921 DSC; later  A/Cdre
Fg Off Francis H E Reeve 17 Feb 1922 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Alfred D Rogers  8 Mar 1923

AFC

Fg Off Arthur G Jarvis 23 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Albert E Woodbridge  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Alwyn J Warwick 12 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Arthur R Jones  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off George E Newton 23 Mar 1921  
Fg Off John F Dewar 26 Feb 1923  
Fg Off John E V Lindley 12 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Robert H Miles 12 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Alfred H Love 12 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Henry J Hunter 12 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Alfred M Glover 12 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Raymond M Mahon 12 Nov 1922  
Stores Officer
Fg Off Horatio Sleigh  8 Feb 1921  
Flt Lt Geoffrey N Simon 17 Feb 1922 Accountant
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Peter H Young 31 Oct 1922 MB
Flt Lt Thomas J X Canton  4 Dec 1922 MB
Flt Lt Norman H Medhurst  3 Mar 1922 Dental

Source - May 1923 Air Force List

July 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Vimy

Heliopolis, Egypt RAF Middle East/Egyptian Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles O F Modin 17 Feb 1922 Officer Commanding, DSC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Norman S Douglas  1 May 1922  
Flt Lt Jack Noakes 17 Feb 1922 AFC, MM
Flt Lt Edwin S Goodwin 24 Feb 1922 AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt William C Day 16 Feb 1923 MC
Flt Lt Gilbert Martyn 29 Jun1920  
Flt Lt Gilbert F Smylie 31 Oct 1921 DSC; later  A/Cdre
Fg Off Francis H E Reeve 17 Feb 1922 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Alfred D Rogers  8 Mar 1923

AFC

Fg Off Albert E Woodbridge  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Alwyn J Warwick 12 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Arthur R Jones  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off George E Newton 23 Mar 1921  
Fg Off John F Dewar 26 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Alfred H Love 12 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Henry J Hunter 12 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Alfred M Glover 12 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Raymond M Mahon 12 Nov 1922  
Stores Officer
Fg Off Horatio Sleigh  8 Feb 1921  
Flt Lt Geoffrey N Simon 17 Feb 1922 Accountant
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Peter H Young 31 Oct 1922 MB
Flt Lt Thomas J X Canton  4 Dec 1922 MB
Flt Lt Norman H Medhurst  3 Mar 1922 Dental

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

January 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vimy Heliopolis, Egypt RAF Middle East/Egyptian Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles O F Modin 17 Feb 1922 Officer Commanding, DSC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Jack Noakes 17 Feb 1922 AFC, MM
Flt Lt Edwin S Goodwin 24 Feb 1922 AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt William C Day 16 Feb 1923 MC
Flt Lt Gilbert F Smylie 31 Oct 1921 DSC; later  A/Cdre
Flt Lt Francis H E Reeve 17 Feb 1922 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Alfred D Rogers  8 Mar 1923

AFC

Fg Off Albert E Woodbridge  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Herbert S Broughall 14 Oct 1923 MC
Fg Off Alwyn J Warwick 12 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Gordon Archer 14 Oct 1923  
Fg Off John S Harrison 14 Oct 1923  
Fg Off James W Mitchell  1 Oct 1923  
Fg Off George E Newton 23 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Henry J Hunter 12 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Alfred M Glover 12 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Raymond M Mahon 12 Nov 1922  
Plt Off Leslie V H G Clark  6 Oct 1923  
Stores Officer
Fg Off Horatio Sleigh  8 Feb 1921  
Accountant
Flt Lt Geoffrey N Simon 17 Feb 1922  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Vincent R Smith 10 Oct 1923
Dental
Flt Lt John J Boyle 29 Sep 1923

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

May 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vimy Heliopolis, Egypt RAF Middle East/Egyptian Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles O F Modin 17 Feb 1922 Officer Commanding, DSC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Edwin S Goodwin 24 Feb 1922 AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Wilfred R Cox 23 Dec 1923 MC, AFC
Flt Lt Gilbert F Smylie 31 Oct 1921 DSC; later  A/Cdre
Flt Lt Francis H E Reeve 17 Feb 1922 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Alfred D Rogers  8 Mar 1923

AFC

Fg Off Herbert S Broughall 14 Oct 1923 MC
Fg Off Alwyn J Warwick 12 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Gordon Archer 14 Oct 1923  
Fg Off James W Mitchell  1 Oct 1923  
Fg Off George E Newton 23 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Henry J Hunter 12 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Alfred M Glover 12 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Raymond M Mahon 12 Nov 1922  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Stores Officer
Fg Off Horatio Sleigh  8 Feb 1921  
Accountant
Flt Lt Geoffrey N Simon 17 Feb 1922  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Vincent R Smith 10 Oct 1923
Dental
Flt Lt John J Boyle 29 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

Vickers Vimy

Heliopolis, Egypt RAF Middle East/Egyptian Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Lionel D D McKean 18 Sep 1924 Officer Commanding, OBE; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Robert P Willock  2 Nov 1924 later AVM
Sqn Ldr Albert J Butler 16 Jan 1925 OBE, MC, AFC
Flt Lt Edwin S Goodwin 24 Feb 1922 AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Wilfred R Cox 23 Dec 1923 MC, AFC
Flt Lt Gilbert F Smylie 31 Oct 1921 DSC; later  A/Cdre
Flt Lt Charles W Attwood  1 Apr 1925  
Flt Lt Alfred D Rogers  8 Mar 1923

AFC

Flt Lt John D S Denholm 20 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Herbert J T Russell 27 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Gordon Archer 14 Oct 1923  
Fg Off Rupert H S Mealing 27 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Alfred M Glover 12 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Robert K Emerson 15 Jan 1925  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Richard W Stevenson 31 Jan 1925  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Geoffrey N Simon 17 Feb 1922  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Ernest G Howell 4 May 1925
Dental
Flt Lt John J Boyle 29 Sep 1923

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

March 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vimy

Vickers Victoria II (from Dec 1925)

Heliopolis, Egypt RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Lionel D D McKean 18 Sep 1924 Officer Commanding, OBE; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Robert P Willock  2 Nov 1924 later AVM
Sqn Ldr Charles L Scott 17 Oct 1925 DSC
Flt Lt Edwin S Goodwin 24 Feb 1922 AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Wilfred R Cox 23 Dec 1923 MC, AFC
Flt Lt Eugene J McLoughlin 17 Jan 1926  
Flt Lt James I T Jones 17 Oct 1925 DSO, MC, DFC, MM
Flt Lt Alfred D Rogers  8 Mar 1923

AFC

Flt Lt John D S Denholm 20 Dec 1924  
Flt Lt Herbert J T Russell 27 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Rupert H S Mealing 27 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Alfred M Glover 12 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Robert K Emerson 15 Jan 1925  
Plt Off Horace Miller 15 Sep 1925  
Plt Off William E Symonds  7 Jan 1926  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Richard W Stevenson 31 Jan 1925  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Geoffrey N Simon 17 Feb 1922  
Flt Lt Percival Hay 11 Dec 1925 MC
Medical Branch
Flt Lt George H H Maxwell  5 Nov 1925 MB

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Vimy (until Oct 1926)

Vickers Victoria II (until Oct 1926)

Vickers Victoria III (from Jul 1926)

Heliopolis, Egypt RAF Middle East

Vickers Victoria

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Lionel D D McKean 18 Sep 1924 Officer Commanding, OBE; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Robert P Willock  2 Nov 1924 later AVM
Sqn Ldr Charles L Scott 17 Oct 1925 DSC
Flt Lt Edwin S Goodwin 24 Feb 1922 AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Eugene J McLoughlin 17 Jan 1926  
Flt Lt James I T Jones 17 Oct 1925 DSO, MC, DFC, MM
Flt Lt Alfred D Rogers  8 Mar 1923

AFC

Flt Lt John D S Denholm 20 Dec 1924  
Flt Lt Herbert J T Russell 27 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Rupert H S Mealing 27 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Alfred M Glover 12 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Robert K Emerson 15 Jan 1925  
Fg Off Horace Miller 15 Sep 1925  
Fg Off William E Symonds  7 Jan 1926  
Plt Off Vincent J Sofiano 10 Feb 1926  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Richard W Stevenson 31 Jan 1925  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Percival Hay 11 Dec 1925 MC
Medical Branch
Flt Lt George H H Maxwell  5 Nov 1925 MB

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Victoria III Heliopolis, Egypt RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Lionel D D McKean 18 Sep 1924 Officer Commanding, OBE; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Robert P Willock  2 Nov 1924 later AVM
Sqn Ldr Charles L Scott 17 Oct 1925 DSC
Flt Lt Edwin S Goodwin 24 Feb 1922 AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Archibald H Goldie 11 Aug 1926  
Flt Lt Eugene J McLoughlin 17 Jan 1926  
Flt Lt James I T Jones 17 Oct 1925 Signals duties, DSO, MC, DFC, MM
Flt Lt Alfred D Rogers  8 Mar 1923

AFC

Flt Lt John D S Denholm 20 Dec 1924 Armament duties
Flt Lt Herbert J T Russell 27 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Robert K Emerson 15 Jan 1925  
Fg Off George M Pitts-Tucker 29 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Horace Miller 15 Sep 1925  
Fg Off William E Symonds  7 Jan 1926  
Fg Off Vincent J Sofiano 10 Feb 1926  
Plt Off Patrick G Tweedie  2 Jul 1926  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Richard W Stevenson 31 Jan 1925  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Percival Hay 11 Dec 1925 MC
Medical Branch
Flt Lt George H H Maxwell  5 Nov 1925 MB

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Victoria III

Heliopolis, Egypt RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Lionel D D McKean 18 Sep 1924 Officer Commanding, OBE; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Charles J Mackay  4 Feb 1927 MC, DFC
Sqn Ldr Francis E P Barrington 25 Feb 1927  
Flt Lt Charles McM Laing 17 Oct 1926 MC, AFC
Flt Lt Eugene J McLoughlin 17 Jan 1926  
Flt Lt James I T Jones 17 Oct 1925 Signals duties, DSO, MC, DFC, MM
Flt Lt Alfred D Rogers  8 Mar 1923

AFC

Flt Lt Charles H Horrox 19 Dec 1926 AFC
Flt Lt Eric R C Hobson  4 Nov 1926 DFC
Fg Off Herbert Stafford  2 Jan 1927 Armament duties
Fg Off Robert K Emerson 15 Jan 1925  
Fg Off Francis W L C Beaumont  7 Feb 1927  
Fg Off Maurice A Platts 16 Jan 1927  
Fg Off George M Pitts-Tucker 29 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Harold Thomas 16 Jan 1927  
Fg Off William E Symonds  7 Jan 1926  
Fg Off Geoffrey M E Shaw 14 Feb 1927  
Fg Off Douglas W Gibbon 22 May 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Patrick G Tweedie  2 Jul 1926  

-

4 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Hector B S Ballantyne  2 Jan 1927  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Edward V Humphery 22 Apr 1927  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt William D McKeown 26 Mar 1927 MB

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Victoria III

Heliopolis, Egypt RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Lionel D D McKean 18 Sep 1924 Officer Commanding, OBE; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Charles J Mackay  4 Feb 1927 MC, DFC
Sqn Ldr Francis E P Barrington 25 Feb 1927  
Flt Lt Charles McM Laing 17 Oct 1926 MC, AFC
Flt Lt Noel P Dixon 12 Oct 1927

AFC

Flt Lt Charles H Horrox 19 Dec 1926 AFC
Flt Lt Eric R C Hobson  4 Nov 1926 DFC
Flt Lt Eugene J McLoughlin 17 Jan 1926  
Fg Off Herbert Stafford  2 Jan 1927 Armament duties
Fg Off Bertie W Duley 27 Sep 1927 Signals duties, MM
Fg Off Francis W L C Beaumont  7 Feb 1927  
Fg Off Harold Thomas 16 Jan 1927  
Fg Off William E Symonds  7 Jan 1926  
Fg Off Geoffrey M E Shaw 14 Feb 1927  
Fg Off Douglas W Gibbon 22 May 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Patrick G Tweedie  2 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Richard G Hennessy 26 Aug 1927 DSO, MC
Fg Off Robert C Edwards 17 Sep 1927  
Plt Off John B Knapp 19 Feb 1928  
Plt Off Frederick J Taylor 19 Feb 1928  

-

4 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Hector B S Ballantyne  2 Jan 1927  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Reginald W Collinson 15 Mar 1928  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Ernest J Jenkins  9 Mar 1928

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Victoria III Heliopolis, Egypt RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Lionel D D McKean 18 Sep 1924 Officer Commanding, OBE; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Charles J Mackay  4 Feb 1927 MC, DFC
Sqn Ldr Francis E P Barrington 25 Feb 1927  
Flt Lt Charles McM Laing 17 Oct 1926 MC, AFC
Flt Lt Noel P Dixon 12 Oct 1927

AFC

Flt Lt Charles H Horrox 19 Dec 1926 AFC
Flt Lt Eric R C Hobson  4 Nov 1926 DFC
Fg Off Herbert Stafford  2 Jan 1927 Armament duties
Fg Off Bertie W Duley 27 Sep 1927 Signals duties, MM
Fg Off Francis W L C Beaumont  7 Feb 1927  
Fg Off Harold Thomas 16 Jan 1927  
Fg Off William E Symonds  7 Jan 1926  
Fg Off Geoffrey M E Shaw 14 Feb 1927  
Fg Off Vincent J Sofiano 17 Jul 1928  
Fg Off Douglas W Gibbon 22 May 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Patrick G Tweedie  2 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Richard G Hennessy 26 Aug 1927 DSO, MC
Fg Off Robert C Edwards 17 Sep 1927  
Fg Off Frederick J Taylor 19 Feb 1928  
Plt Off John B Knapp 19 Feb 1928  
Plt Off George R Jackson 28 Jul 1928  

-

4 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Hector B S Ballantyne  2 Jan 1927  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Reginald W Collinson 15 Mar 1928  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Ernest J Jenkins  9 Mar 1928

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Victoria III

Heliopolis, Egypt RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Lionel D D McKean 18 Sep 1924 Officer Commanding, OBE; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Charles J Mackay  4 Feb 1927 MC, DFC
Sqn Ldr Francis E P Barrington 25 Feb 1927  
Flt Lt Charles McM Laing 17 Oct 1926 MC, AFC
Flt Lt Noel P Dixon 12 Oct 1927

AFC

Flt Lt Charles H Horrox 19 Dec 1926 AFC
Flt Lt Eric R C Hobson  4 Nov 1926 DFC
Flt Lt Eugene J McLoughlin 17 Jan 1926  
Fg Off Herbert Stafford  2 Jan 1927 Armament duties
Fg Off Bertie W Duley 27 Sep 1927 Signals duties, MM
Fg Off Francis W L C Beaumont  7 Feb 1927  
Fg Off Harold Thomas 16 Jan 1927  
Fg Off William E Symonds  7 Jan 1926  
Fg Off Geoffrey M E Shaw 14 Feb 1927  
Fg Off Douglas W Gibbon 22 May 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Patrick G Tweedie  2 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Richard G Hennessy 26 Aug 1927 DSO, MC
Fg Off Robert C Edwards 17 Sep 1927  
Plt Off John B Knapp 19 Feb 1928  
Plt Off Frederick J Taylor 19 Feb 1928  

-

4 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Hector B S Ballantyne  2 Jan 1927  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Reginald W Collinson 15 Mar 1928  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Ernest J Jenkins  9 Mar 1928

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Victoria III

Vickers Victoria V

Vickers Victoria IV

Heliopolis, Egypt RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Edward A B Rice

 9 Nov 1929 Officer Commanding, MC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Hubert W G J Penderel 20 Oct 1928 MC
Sqn Ldr Edward R Pretyman 29 Mar 1930  
Flt Lt Edward G Hilton 14 Sep 1929 DFC, AFC
Flt Lt William H Markham  3 Jan 1930  
Flt Lt Horace G P Ovenden 17 Jun 1929 Signals duties
Flt Lt

David D A Greig

29 Mar 1930 DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Alan T K Shipwright  4 Dec 1929 DFC
Flt Lt Douglas W Gibbon 22 May 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Patrick de C Festing-Smith  6 Oct 1929 Armament duties
Fg Off Robert C Edwards 17 Sep 1927  
Fg Off Frederick J Taylor 19 Feb 1928  
Fg Off John B Knapp 19 Feb 1928  
Fg Off George R Jackson 28 Jul 1928  
Fg Off Leslie M Woolveridge  3 Jun 1928  
Fg Off John K Flower 12 Jun 1929  
Fg Off Charles E W N C Pelly  9 Jun 1929  
Fg Off Ralph W Wallace 14 Nov 1929  
Fg Off Walter H E Tew 14 Nov 1929  
Plt Off William N H Banks  6 Feb 1930  

-

7 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Edwin H Walker 19 Apr 1929  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Thomas P E Campbell 27 Mar 1930  

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

Vickers Victoria III

Vickers Victoria V

Heliopolis, Egypt RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Edward A B Rice

 9 Nov 1929 Officer Commanding, MC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Hubert W G J Penderel 20 Oct 1928 MC
Sqn Ldr Edward R Pretyman 29 Mar 1930  
Flt Lt Edward G Hilton 14 Sep 1929 DFC, AFC
Flt Lt William H Markham  3 Jan 1930  
Flt Lt

David D A Greig

29 Mar 1930 DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Alan T K Shipwright  4 Dec 1929 DFC
Fg Off Patrick de C Festing-Smith  6 Oct 1929 Armament duties
Fg Off Frederick J Taylor 19 Feb 1928  
Fg Off John B Knapp 19 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Nigel B Norris  3 Jul 1930 Signals duties
Fg Off Ralph W Wallace 14 Nov 1929  
Fg Off Charles E W N C Pelly  9 Jun 1929  
Fg Off Walter H E Tew 14 Nov 1929  
Fg Off Leonard A Cubitt 14 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Geoffrey G Dixon 14 Sep 1930  
Plt Off Ulic Y Shannon  9 Dec 1930  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Albert E Connolly  3 Nov 1930  

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Victoria III

Vickers Victoria V

Heliopolis, Egypt RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Edward A B Rice

 9 Nov 1929 Officer Commanding, MC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Hubert W G J Penderel 20 Oct 1928 MC
Sqn Ldr

Philip H Mackworth

 1 Apr 1932 DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Edward G Hilton 14 Sep 1929 DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr

Henry E Walker

16 Feb 1932 MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William M Fry 15 Jan 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties, MC
Flt Lt William H Markham  3 Jan 1930  
Flt Lt

James D I Hardman

26 Sep 1931 Armament duties, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Patrick G Chichester 20 Aug 1931  
Flt Lt

The Earl of Bandon

 7 Nov 1931 later ACM
Flt Lt Harold H Martin 18 Apr 1932  
Fg Off Charles E W N C Pelly  9 Jun 1929  
Fg Off Walter H E Tew 14 Nov 1929  
Fg Off Leonard A Cubitt 14 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Geoffrey G Dixon 14 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Ulic Y Shannon  9 Dec 1930  
Fg Off Francis G Mason 10 Jun 1931  
Fg Off Charles P Villiers 26 May 1931  
Plt Off Malin Sorabie  2 Nov 1931  
Plt Off Maurice Hare 16 Mar 1932  
Plt Off Geoffrey F Wood 11 Mar 1932  

-

7 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Albert E Connolly  3 Nov 1930  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off John McL Murray 25 May 1931  

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Victoria III

Vickers Victoria V

Vickers Victoria VI (from Apr 1933)

Heliopolis, Egypt RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Claud W Mackey 26 Apr 1933 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr

Philip H Mackworth

 1 Apr 1932 DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Edward G Hilton 14 Sep 1929 DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr David S Earp 29 Apr 1933 DFC
Flt Lt William M Fry 15 Jan 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties, MC
Flt Lt William H Markham  3 Jan 1930  
Flt Lt

James D I Hardman

26 Sep 1931 Armament duties, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Patrick G Chichester 20 Aug 1931  
Flt Lt

The Earl of Bandon

 7 Nov 1931 later ACM
Flt Lt

Alan P Bett

14 Nov 1932 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Leonard E Dowse  9 Dec 1932  
Fg Off Charles E W N C Pelly  9 Jun 1929  
Fg Off Walter H E Tew 14 Nov 1929  
Fg Off Leonard A Cubitt 14 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Geoffrey G Dixon 14 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Ulic Y Shannon  9 Dec 1930  
Fg Off Edward J Gracie 29 Apr 1933  
Fg Off Francis G Mason 10 Jun 1931  
Fg Off Malin Sorabie  2 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Geoffrey F Wood 11 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Norman W Mackenzie 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Leonard T Jearey 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Maurice Hare 16 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Alan A Saw 28 Feb 1933  
Plt Off Martin C Moore 14 Mar 1933  
Plt Off Richard H Shaw 28 Feb 1933  

-

7 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Albert E Connolly  3 Nov 1930  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off John McL Murray 25 May 1931  
Warrant Officers
WO Frederick J A Willis 20 Nov 1932  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II William Harrop  2 Dec 1931 MM
WO II Harold W Jervis  9 May 1933  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Victoria III

Vickers Victoria V

Vickers Victoria VI

Heliopolis, Egypt RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Claud W Mackey 26 Apr 1933 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr

Philip H Mackworth

 1 Apr 1932 DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Edward G Hilton 14 Sep 1929 DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr David S Earp 29 Apr 1933 DFC
Flt Lt William M Fry 15 Jan 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties, MC
Flt Lt William H Markham  3 Jan 1930  
Flt Lt

James D I Hardman

26 Sep 1931 DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt

The Earl of Bandon

 7 Nov 1931 later ACM
Flt Lt Leonard E Dowse  9 Dec 1932 Armament duties
Fg Off Geoffrey G Dixon 14 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Ulic Y Shannon  9 Dec 1930  
Fg Off Malin Sorabie  2 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Geoffrey F Wood 11 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Leonard T Jearey 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Maurice Hare 16 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Alan A Saw 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Martin C Moore 14 Mar 1933  
Plt Off Richard H Shaw 28 Feb 1933  
Plt Off Frederick W Hilton 19 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Harley Stanton 18 Nov 1933  

-

9 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Flt Lt John W Hustwaite 20 Nov 1933 MBE
Accountant Branch
Fg Off John McL Murray 25 May 1931  
Warrant Officers
WO Frederick J A Willis 20 Nov 1932  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II William Harrop  2 Dec 1931 MM
WO II Harold W Jervis  9 May 1933  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Victoria III

Vickers Victoria V

Vickers Victoria VI

Heliopolis, Egypt RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Claud W Mackey 26 Apr 1933 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr

Philip H Mackworth

 1 Apr 1932 DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Edward G Hilton 14 Sep 1929 DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr David S Earp 29 Apr 1933 DFC
Flt Lt William H Markham  3 Jan 1930  
Flt Lt

James D I Hardman

26 Sep 1931 DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Frank E Watts 13 Dec 1933  
Flt Lt

The Earl of Bandon

 7 Nov 1931 later ACM
Flt Lt Leonard E Dowse  9 Dec 1932 Armament duties
Fg Off Ulic Y Shannon  9 Dec 1930  
Fg Off Malin Sorabie  2 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Geoffrey F Wood 11 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Maurice Hare 16 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Alan A Saw 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Martin C Moore 14 Mar 1933  
Fg Off Richard H Shaw 28 Feb 1933  
Plt Off Frederick W Hilton 19 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Harley Stanton 18 Nov 1933  
Plt Off Robert M Bradley 17 Jan 1934  
Plt Off Basil J Paul 17 Jan 1934  

-

9 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Flt Lt John W Hustwaite 20 Nov 1933 MBE
Accountant Branch
Fg Off John McL Murray 25 May 1931  
Warrant Officers
WO James A Shirley  9 Apr 1934  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II John Leckie  9 Apr 1934  
WO II Harold W Jervis  9 May 1933  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Victoria VI

Vickers Valentia (from Feb 1935)

Heliopolis, Egypt RAF Middle East

Valentia I

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Claud W Mackey 26 Apr 1933 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr

Philip H Mackworth

 1 Apr 1932 DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Sylvester L Quine 29 Oct 1934 MC
Sqn Ldr David S Earp 29 Apr 1933 DFC
Flt Lt Edgar A Hodgson 17 Dec 1934  
Flt Lt

The Earl of Bandon

 7 Nov 1931 later ACM
Flt Lt

Stephen H Hardy

29 Sep 1934 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Henry P F Fagan 25 Mar 1935  
Flt Lt Leonard E Dowse  9 Dec 1932 Armament duties
Fg Off Malin Sorabie  2 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Geoffrey F Wood 11 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Maurice Hare 16 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Alan A Saw 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Frederick W Yates  3 Dec 1934  
Fg Off Richard H Shaw 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Frederick W Hilton 19 Aug 1933  
Fg Off Harley Stanton 18 Nov 1933  
Fg Off Robert M Bradley 17 Jan 1934  
Plt Off Basil J Paul 17 Jan 1934  
Plt Off Frederick C Richardson 18 Jun 1934  
Plt Off Norman de W Boult 18 Jun 1934  
Plt Off Rowland G Musson  1 Oct 1934  

-

9 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Flt Lt Richard N Hesketh  5 Jan 1935  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off George E Shirley 16 Nov 1934  
Warrant Officers
WO James A Shirley  9 Apr 1934  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II John Leckie  9 Apr 1934  
WO II Harold W Jervis  9 May 1933  
WO II John Yeadon 20 Apr 1935 AFM

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Valentia

Heliopolis, Egypt RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Philip H Mackworth

 1 Apr 1932 Officer Commanding, DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr

Sidney E Storrar

 4 Nov 1935 later AVM
Sqn Ldr Charles A Horn 11 Sep 1935  
Sqn Ldr L G Nixon 20 Dec 1935  
Flt Lt R T Taaffe  9 Apr 1936  
Flt Lt Leonard E Dowse  9 Dec 1932 Armament duties
Flt Lt G R Montgomery  9 Nov 1935  
Flt Lt W N Elwy-Jones  8 Jan 1936  
Fg Off Richard H Shaw 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Harley Stanton 18 Nov 1933  
Fg Off Robert M Bradley 17 Jan 1934  
Fg Off Basil J Paul 17 Jan 1934  
Fg Off Frederick C Richardson 18 Jun 1934  
Fg Off Norman de W Boult 18 Jun 1934  
Fg Off Rowland G Musson  1 Oct 1934  
Plt Off Charles W K Nicholls 21 Jun  1935  

-

9 Airman Pilots

Accountant Branch
Fg Off George E Shirley 16 Nov 1934  
Warrant Officers
WO E A Sillitoe 26 Mar 1934  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II John Leckie  9 Apr 1934  
WO II Harold W Jervis  9 May 1933  
WO II John Yeadon 20 Apr 1935 AFM
Under instruction
Plt Off Henry J Irens  9 Nov 1935  
Plt Off John Fulton  9 Nov 1935  
Plt Off James E Pelly Fry  9 Nov 1935  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

August 1936

Source - August 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Valentia

Heliopolis, Egypt RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr G C Gardiner 11 Jan 1937 Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC
Sqn Ldr

Sidney E Storrar

 4 Nov 1935 later AVM
Sqn Ldr Charles A Horn 11 Sep 1935  
Sqn Ldr F M Denny  1 May 1937  
Flt Lt Leonard E Dowse  9 Dec 1932 Armament duties
Flt Lt G R Montgomery  9 Nov 1935  
Flt Lt L A Cubitt 26 Oct 1936  
Flt Lt W S Reed 18 Nov 1936 Engineer duties
Flt Lt R Cleland  1 Apr 1937  
Fg Off Frederick C Richardson 18 Jun 1934  
Fg Off Henry J Irens  9 Nov 1935  
Fg Off John Fulton  9 Nov 1935  
Fg Off James E Pelly Fry  9 Nov 1935  
Plt Off Frederick M Milligan 14 Aug 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off R G Taylor 10 Sep 1936  
Plt Off R J Abrahams  8 Dec 1936  
APO G W De V Le Suer 27 May 1937  
APO L H W Parkin 27 May 1937  
APO D G Tomlinson 27 May 1937  
APO J L Beck 27 May 1937  
APO Anthony W Heward 27 May 1937 later ACM
APO T G Kirby-Green 27 May 1937  
APO K T A Harvey 27 May 1937  
APO E J Hetherington 27 May 1937  
APO P H Jackson 27 May 1937  
APO R P Wallace-Tarry 27 May 1937  

-

9 Airman Pilots

Equipment Branch
Flt Lt W T Lewis 30 Oct 1936  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off George E Shirley 16 Nov 1934  
Warrant Officers
WO J W Mitchell 15 Mar 1937  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Harold W Jervis  9 May 1933  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Valentia

Heliopolis, Egypt RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr G C Gardiner 11 Jan 1937 Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC
Sqn Ldr

Walter L Dawson

15 Nov 1937 later ACM
Sqn Ldr W N Blain 21 Feb 1938  
Sqn Ldr

Gerald B Keily

 1 Apr 1938 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt R Cleland  1 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt R J Bennett 28 Jan 1938  
Flt Lt

Thomas N Coslett

19 Feb 1938 later AM
Fg Off James E Pelly Fry  9 Nov 1935  
Plt Off Frederick M Milligan 14 Aug 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off R G Taylor 10 Sep 1936  
Plt Off R P Wallace-Tarry 27 May 1937  
Plt Off B G Meharg 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off G W De V Le Suer 27 May 1937  
Plt Off D G Tomlinson 27 May 1937  
Plt Off E C C Tomkins 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off C O'S Murphy 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off B M Browning 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off V G Bamber 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off R D Hesketh 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off R J Wells 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off Peter G D Farr 29 Mar 1938 later AVM
Plt Off E L Cullimore 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off R E Ridgway 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off C V Reade 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off R I Alexander 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off C S Bartlett 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off A F Pain 29 Mar 1938  
APO P Gearey 29 Mar 1938  

-

13 Airman Pilots

Equipment Branch
Fg Off Lionel A Jackson 28 Jan 1938 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off George E Shirley 16 Nov 1934  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Valentia

Heliopolis, Egypt RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr G C Gardiner 11 Jan 1937 Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC
Sqn Ldr

Walter L Dawson

15 Nov 1937 later ACM
Sqn Ldr E J Lain 21 Oct 1938  
Sqn Ldr

Gerald B Keily

 1 Apr 1938 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt R J Bennett 28 Jan 1938  
Flt Lt

Thomas N Coslett

19 Feb 1938 later AM
Fg Off Frederick M Milligan 14 Aug 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off R G Taylor 10 Sep 1936  
Plt Off R P Wallace-Tarry 27 May 1937  
Plt Off B G Meharg 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off G W De V Le Suer 27 May 1937  
Plt Off D G Tomlinson 27 May 1937  
Plt Off E C C Tomkins 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off C O'S Murphy 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off Peter G D Farr 29 Mar 1938 later AVM
Plt Off E L Cullimore 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off R E Ridgway 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off C V Reade 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off R I Alexander 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off C S Bartlett 29 Mar 1938  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off L A Jackson 28 Jan 1938  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt George E Shirley 16 Nov 1934  
Fg Off F H Shutt  2 Dec 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Valentia

Heliopolis, Egypt RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr G C Gardiner 11 Jan 1937 Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC
Sqn Ldr P G Chichester 31 Dec 1938  
Sqn Ldr E J Lain 21 Oct 1938  
Sqn Ldr

Gerald B Keily

 1 Apr 1938 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt R J Bennett 28 Jan 1938  
Fg Off R G Taylor 10 Sep 1936  
Plt Off R P Wallace-Tarry 27 May 1937  
Plt Off B G Meharg 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off D G Tomlinson 27 May 1937  
Plt Off E C C Tomkins 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off C O'S Murphy 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off Peter G D Farr 29 Mar 1938 later AVM
Plt Off E L Cullimore 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off R E Ridgway 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off C V Reade 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off R I Alexander 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off C S Bartlett 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off J J E Mahoney 23 Jan 1939  
APO R P J Osborne 21 Dec 1938  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off T J Kinna  1 Feb 1939  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off F H Shutt  2 Dec 1938  
Commissioned Engineer Officer
Fg Off T Clare 19 Jan 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Valentia

Heliopolis, Egypt RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr G C Gardiner 11 Jan 1937 Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC
Sqn Ldr P G Chichester 31 Dec 1938  
Sqn Ldr E J Lain 21 Oct 1938  
Flt Lt R J Bennett 28 Jan 1938  
Fg Off R G Taylor 10 Sep 1936  
Plt Off R P Wallace-Tarry 27 May 1937  
Plt Off B G Meharg 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off D G Tomlinson 27 May 1937  
Plt Off E C C Tomkins 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off C O'S Murphy 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off Peter G D Farr 29 Mar 1938 later AVM
Plt Off E L Cullimore 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off R E Ridgway 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off C V Reade 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off R I Alexander 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off C S Bartlett 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off J J E Mahoney 23 Jan 1939  
Plt Off R P J Osborne 21 Dec 1938  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off T J Kinna  1 Feb 1939  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off F H Shutt  2 Dec 1938  
Commissioned Engineer Officer
Fg Off T Clare 19 Jan 1939  

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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