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RAF Ismailia Personnel


[Jul 1934 | Jul 1935 | Jul 1936 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Date Unit To/From/Formed
2 Nov 1933 No 6 Sqn From Ramleh

July 1934

 

Country Command/Group Units
Egypt RAF Middle East
  • SHQ Ismailia

  • No 6 (Army Co-operation) Squadron (HQ & 2 Flights)

  • Wireless Station

  • Meteorological Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Stores Branch
Fg Off Alfred J Howell  1 May 1934  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off John E Gregson  1 May 1934  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Country Command/Group Units
Egypt RAF Middle East
  • SHQ Ismailia

  • No 6 (Army Co-operation) Squadron (HQ & 2 Flights)**

  • Wireless Station

  • Meteorological Station

** Under AOC Palestine and Transjordan for operations

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Stores Branch

Fg Off Alfred J Howell  1 May 1934  

Accountant Branch

Fg Off John E Gregson  1 May 1934  

Civilian Assistant

Fg Off S A D Lane    

Education Officer

Mr Leslie F Stanley  5 Jan 1935 MSc, ARCS, DIC

Warrant Officers

WO I James Lindsay  1 May 1934  
WO I William E Wendon   1 May 1934  
WO II Richard Jenkyn 15 Apr 1935 DSM

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Date Unit To/From/Formed
29 May 1936 No 6 Sqn To Ramleh

July 1936

Country Command/Group Units
Egypt RAF Middle East
  • SHQ Ismailia

  • Wireless Station

  • Meteorological Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr

Francis H Coleman

 3 Oct 1935 Officer Commanding, DSO; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John W Rose 17 Sep 1935 Signals duties, DSM

Stores Branch

Fg Off Alfred J Howell  1 May 1934  

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt

Robert W L Glenn

26 Feb 1936 later AVM
Education Officer
Lt B A Bird  1 Jan 1936 Grade III
Civilian Assistant
Fg Off S A D Lane    
Warrant Officers
WO I James Lindsay  1 May 1934  
WO I William E Wendon   1 May 1934  
WO II Richard Jenkyn 15 Apr 1935 DCM

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Date Unit To/From/Formed
14 Nov 1936 No33 Sqn From Gaza
19 Nov 1936 No 6 Sqn From Ramleh

July 1937

Country Command/Group Units
Egypt RAF Middle East
  • SHQ Ismailia

  • No 6 (Army Co-operation) Squadron

  • No 33 (Bomber) Squadron (temporarily detached from Bomber Command)

  • Inter Command Wireless Station

  • Meteorological Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr

Francis H Coleman

 3 Oct 1935 Officer Commanding, DSO; later A/Cdre
Fg Off P H Gibbings 24 Apr 1937 Adjutant

Equipment Branch

Flt Lt Cecil J Nobbs 13 Nov 1936 later A/Cdre

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt H D Nicholson 17 Apr 1937  
Medical Branch
Sqn Ldr P H Perkins 18 Dec 1936 MRCS, LRCP
Education Officer
Lt B A Bird  1 Jan 1936 Grade III
Warrant Officers
WO II Richard Jenkyn 15 Apr 1935 DCM

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Date Unit To/From/Formed
22 Nov 1937 No 6 Sqn To Ramleh
10 May 1938 No 80 Sqn From UK

July 1938

Country Command/Group Units
Egypt RAF Middle East
  • SHQ Ismailia

  • No 33 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 80 (Fighter) Squadron

  • Inter Command Wireless Station

  • Meteorological Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr

William E G Mann

20 Apr 1938 Officer Commanding, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt J Cherrill 21 Mar 1938  
Flt Lt F A Wardell  9 Nov 1937 Adjutant

Equipment Branch

Flt Lt W T Lewis 23 Jan 1938  
Fg Off T J Kinna 17 Jul 1937  

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt H D Nicholson 17 Apr 1937  
Fg Off D F Blain 17 Apr 1937  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt J H Preston 10 May 1938 MD, CM
Flt Lt J R Cellars 10 Mar 1938 MB, ChB
Education Officer
Lt B A Bird  1 Jan 1936 Grade III
Warrant Officers
WO I P R Pike 24 Apr 1938 DCM
WO I A E Nicol  1 Nov 1937  
WO I C F Howard 25 Oct 1937  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Date Unit To/From/Formed
24 Sep 1938 No 80 Sqn To Amriya
9 Oct1938 No 80 Sqn From Amriya

January 1939

Country Command/Group Units
Egypt RAF Middle East
  • SHQ Ismailia

  • No 33 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 80 (Fighter) Squadron

  • Inter Command Wireless Station

  • Meteorological Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr

William E G Mann

20 Apr 1938 Officer Commanding, DFC; later A/Cdre
Plt Off G F Graham 31 Oct 1938  

Equipment Branch

Flt Lt W T Lewis 23 Jan 1938  
Fg Off T J Kinna 17 Jul 1937  

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt H D Nicholson 17 Apr 1937  
Fg Off D F Blain 17 Apr 1937  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt J H Preston 10 May 1938 MD, CM
Flt Lt R L Scott 15 Jun 1938 MB, ChB
Education Officer
Mr F G Carroll  8 Sep 1938 Grade III, BSc, ARCS
Warrant Officers
WO P R Pike 24 Apr 1938 DCM
WO L Scullard  4 Jul 1938  
WO C F Howard 25 Oct 1937  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Date Unit To/From/Formed
16 Jan 1939 No 45 Sqn From Helwan
16 Jan 1939 No 80 Sqn To Helwan
31 Jan 1939 No 211 Sqn From Helwan
24 Apr 1939 No 33 Sqn To Helwan

April 1939

Country Command/Group Units
Egypt RAF Middle East
  • SHQ Ismailia

  • No 45 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No211 (Bomber) Squadron

  • Inter Command Wireless Station

  • Meteorological Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr W R Cox 19 Jan 1939 Officer Commanding, MC, AFC
Flt Lt W A Theed 20 Jan 1939 Armament duties
Sqn Ldr J S Harrison   Adjutant, RAFO

Equipment Branch

Fg Off E F Curtis  4 Feb 1939  
Fg Off H F Levell 20 Jan 1939  

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt H D Nicholson 17 Apr 1937  
Fg Off D F Blain 17 Apr 1937  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt J H Preston 10 May 1938 MD, CM
Flt Lt F V Maclaine 15 Dec 1938 MB, BCh
Commissioned Engineer Officer
Fg Off H W Smith  8 Sep 1939 MBE
Education Officer
Mr F G Carroll  8 Sep 1938 Grade III, BSc, ARCS
Warrant Officers
WO P R Pike 24 Apr 1938 DCM
WO L Scullard  4 Jul 1938  
WO C F Howard 25 Oct 1937  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Country Command/Group Units
Egypt RAF Middle East
  • SHQ Ismailia

  • No 45 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No211 (Bomber) Squadron

  • Inter Command Wireless Station

  • Meteorological Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Gp Capt W R Cox 19 Jan 1939 Officer Commanding, MC, AFC
Flt Lt W A Theed 20 Jan 1939 Armament duties
Sqn Ldr J S Harrison   Adjutant, RAFO

Equipment Branch

Fg Off E F Curtis  4 Feb 1939  
Fg Off H F Levell 20 Jan 1939  

Accountant Branch

Fg Off D F Blain 17 Apr 1937  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt F V Maclaine 15 Dec 1938 MB, BCh
Commissioned Engineer Officer
Fg Off H W Smith  8 Sep 1939 MBE
Education Officer
Mr F G Carroll  8 Sep 1938 Grade III, BSc, ARCS
Warrant Officers
WO P R Pike 24 Apr 1938 DCM
WO C F Howard 25 Oct 1937

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

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