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No 11 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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Organisational Movements: Jan - May 1923

Date Notes
13 Jan 1923 Reformed at RAF Andover from a cadre provided by the Air Pilotage School with a HQ and one Flight, equipped with DH9As
DH 9A

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Nominal Roll of Officer: 1 Feb 1923

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward A B Rice Officer Commanding, No 11 Sqn
Flt Lt Thomas E B Howe Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Aneurin E Jenkins Medical Officer
Fg Off Ernest S Borthwick-Clarke Adjutant
Fg Off Charles E Cullen Stores Officer
Fg Off Arthur D Stonehouse Accountant Officer
Fg Off F G S Short Accountant Officer
Fg Off Harold E Cardwell Men's Messing
Fg Off Sextus E Sutcliffe Officers' Mess
Fg Off Edgar M Milling Transport Officer
Fg Off A A Ward Attached to Staff College Flight
Fg Off Kenneth H Holley  
Fg Off Christopher Ayling Attached to School of Photography, RAF Farnborough
Plt Off Thomas C Dodd Attached to Armament and Gunnery School, RAF Eastchurch

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Personnel Movements: Jan - May 1923

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Llewellyn R Briggs 17 Mar 1923 Arrived on posting and assumed duties of Adjutant

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

May 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A RAF Andover Inland Area/No 7 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward A B Rice 15 Jan 1923 MC; later AVM
Flt Lt Thomas E B Howe 15 Jan 1923 AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Llewellyn R Briggs 17 Mar 1923  
Fg Off Edgar M Milling 15 Jan 1923  
Fg Off Christopher Ayling 15 Jan 1923  
Fg Off Sextus E Sutcliffe 15 Jan 1923  
Fg Off Harold E Cardwell 15 Jan 1923  
Fg Off Ernest S Borthwick-Clarke 15 Jan 1923  
Fg Off Kenneth H Holley 15 Jan 1923  
Plt Off Thomas C Dodd 15 Jan 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Charles E Cullen 15 Jan 1923  
Fg Off Arthur D Stonehouse 15 Jan 1923 Accountant
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Aneurin E Jenkins 15 Jan 1923  

Source - May 1923 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May - Jul 1923

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Thomas E B Howe  1 May 1923 Posted to No 32 Sqn on promotion to Sqn Ldr
Flt Lt Arthur P Ledger  4 May 1923 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'A' Flight

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

July 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A RAF Andover Inland Area/No 7 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward A B Rice 15 Jan 1923 MC; later AVM
Flt Lt Arthur P Ledger  4 May 1923 MBE; later AVM
Fg Off Llewellyn R Briggs 17 Mar 1923  
Fg Off Edgar M Milling 15 Jan 1923  
Fg Off Christopher Ayling 15 Jan 1923  
Fg Off Sextus E Sutcliffe 15 Jan 1923  
Fg Off Ernest S Borthwick-Clarke 15 Jan 1923  
Fg Off Kenneth H Holley 15 Jan 1923  
Fg Off Arthur Turner 22 May 1922 MM
Plt Off Thomas C Dodd 15 Jan 1923  
Plt Off Alan Thomson 22 May 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Charles E Cullen 15 Jan 1923  
Fg Off Arthur D Stonehouse 15 Jan 1923 Accountant
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Aneurin E Jenkins 15 Jan 1923  

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1923 - Jan 1924

Date Notes
16 Sep 1923 Squadron moved from RAF Andover to RAF Bircham Newton
 1 Oct 1923 'A' Flight detached to RAF Catterick to undertake special photographic work for the Staff College
 xx Dec 1923 'A' Flight returned from RAF Catterick on completion of special photographic work for the Staff College

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

January 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A RAF Andover Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward A B Rice 15 Jan 1923 MC; later AVM
Flt Lt Arthur P Ledger  4 May 1923 MBE; later AVM
Fg Off Llewellyn R Briggs 17 Mar 1923  
Fg Off Edgar M Milling 15 Jan 1923  
Fg Off Kenneth H Holley 15 Jan 1923  
Fg Off Thomas C Dodd 15 Jan 1923  
Plt Off Alan Thomson 22 May 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Charles E Cullen 15 Jan 1923  
Accountant
Fg Off Arthur D Stonehouse 15 Jan 1923  

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

May 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A RAF Andover Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward A B Rice 15 Jan 1923 MC; later AVM
Flt Lt Arthur P Ledger  4 May 1923 MBE; later AVM
Flt Lt Kenelm A Lister-Kaye 17 Feb 1924  
Flt Lt Llewellyn R Briggs 17 Mar 1923  
Fg Off Christopher Ayling 16 Apr 1924  
Fg Off John J C Cocks  7 Mar 1924  
Fg Off Thomas C Dodd 15 Jan 1923  
Fg Off Alan Thomson 22 May 1923  
Plt Off Robert A A Cole 14 Mar 1924  
Plt Off James E Tomes 26 Feb 1924  
Plt Off James L F Fuller-Good 19 Dec 1923 later AVM
Plt Off William C Ward 19 Dec 1923  

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3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Harry B Hawker  1 Mar 1924  
Accountant
Fg Off Arthur D Stonehouse 15 Jan 1923  

Source - May 1924 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Apr 1924 - Jul 1925

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Kenelm A Lister-Kaye  1 Jun 1924 Assumed command of 'B' Flight on formation
Flt Lt Arthur P Ledger xx Jul 1924 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight on posting
Fg Off Cyril D Spiers xx Jul 1924 Assumed temporary command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off Cyril D Spiers 30 Oct 1924 Relinquished temporary command of 'A' Flight
Flt Lt William M Yool 30 Oct 1924 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Llewellyn R Briggs  1 Dec 1924 Assumed command of 'B' Flight
Fg Off Cyril D Spiers  1 Dec 1924 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Flt Lt Kenelm A Lister-Kaye 17 Dec 1924 Placed on Retired List

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Organisational Movements: Apr 1924 - Jul 1925

Date Notes
xx Apr 1924 Squadron re-equipped with Fairey Fawns
Fairey Fawn
31 May 1924 Squadron moved from RAF Bircham Newton to RAF Netheravon
 1 Jun 1924 'B' Flight formed

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

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
Fairey Fawn RAF Netheravon Inland Area/No 7 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward A B Rice 15 Jan 1923 MC; later AVM
Flt Lt John Whitford  4 May 1923 later AVM
Flt Lt Llewellyn R Briggs 17 Mar 1923  
Flt Lt William M Yool 10 Oct 1924 later AVM
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Albert W Bates 29 Dec 1924  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Walter B O Fox 28 Jan 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Richard F Carter 16 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Cyril D Spiers  9 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Walter N Sherlock 30 Mar 1925  
Fg Off James U McKinnon  8 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Horace S C Bassett 20 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Francis R D Swain  9 Jun 1924 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Alison W Daly 29 Dec 1924  
Plt Off James L F Fuller-Good 19 Dec 1923 later AVM
Plt Off Cecil V Fevez 28 Jan 1925  
Plt Off John M Cohu 16 Feb 1925 later AVM
Plt Off Richard C L Limbert 28 Mar 1925  

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1 Airman Pilot

Stores Branch
Fg Off Edward A Slater 23 Mar 1925  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off William R Donkin 14 Oct 1924  
Under Instruction
Plt Off William J Kelly 31 Mar 1925  
Plt Off Robert Matheson 31 Mar 1925  
Plt Off Henry A M Weir 31 Mar 1925  

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

March 1926

 

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Fawn RAF Netheravon Inland Area/No 7 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward A B Rice 15 Jan 1923 MC; later AVM
Flt Lt John Whitford  4 May 1923 later AVM
Flt Lt Llewellyn R Briggs 17 Mar 1923  
Flt Lt William M Yool 10 Oct 1924 later AVM
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Walter B O Fox 28 Jan 1925  
Fg Off Cyril D Spiers  9 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Walter N Sherlock 30 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Horace S C Bassett 20 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Francis R D Swain  9 Jun 1924 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John M Cohu 16 Feb 1925 later AVM
Plt Off William F Rimmer 17 Aug 1925  
Plt Off Frederick Priestman 30 Sep 1925  
Plt Off Herbert G Wisher 16 Dec 1925  
Plt Off Patrick de C Festing-Smith 16 Dec 1925  

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3 Airman Pilot

Stores Branch
Fg Off Christopher W H Moller 18 Sep 1925  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off Donald C Stone 21 Jan 1926  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Fawn RAF Netheravon Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward A B Rice 15 Jan 1923 MC; later AVM
Flt Lt John Whitford  4 May 1923 later AVM
Flt Lt Llewellyn R Briggs 17 Mar 1923  
Flt Lt William M Yool 10 Oct 1924 later AVM
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Walter B O Fox 28 Jan 1925  
Fg Off Cyril D Spiers  9 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Walter N Sherlock 30 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Alison W Daly 29 Dec 1924  
Plt Off Frederick Priestman 30 Sep 1925  
Plt Off Herbert G Wisher 16 Dec 1925  
Plt Off Patrick de C Festing-Smith 16 Dec 1925  

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7 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Christopher W H Moller 18 Sep 1925  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off Donald C Stone 21 Jan 1926  

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul - Dec 1926

Date Notes
 1 Sep 1926 Ground party, proceeded to the Practice Camp at Weston Zoyland
 1 Sep 1926 Ground party, proceeded to the Practice Camp at Weston Zoyland
 4 Sep 1926 Squadron returned from the Practice Camp at Weston Zoyland
 4 Nov 1926 Two Hawker Horsley received to commence re-equipment
Horsley

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

December 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Fawn RAF Netheravon Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward A B Rice 15 Jan 1923 MC; later AVM
Flt Lt John Whitford  4 May 1923 later AVM
Flt Lt Llewellyn R Briggs 17 Mar 1923  
Flt Lt William M Yool 10 Oct 1924 later AVM
Flt Lt Edward J A Burke  4 Aug 1926  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Walter B O Fox 28 Jan 1925 Armament Duties
Fg Off Cyril D Spiers  9 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Frank A Swoffer 17 Aug 1926 MBE
Fg Off Alison W Daly 29 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Thomas B Fenwick 31 Aug 1926 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Cecil U G Tristram 22 Jun 1926 Signals duties
Plt Off Frederick Priestman 30 Sep 1925 Photographic Duties
Plt Off Herbert G Wisher 16 Dec 1925  
Plt Off Patrick de C Festing-Smith 16 Dec 1925  
Plt Off Wilfred L Freebody 30 Jul 1927 later AVM
Plt Off Francis J Moon 30 Jul 1927  

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6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off George F Warren 28 Aug 1926  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off Donald C Stone 21 Jan 1926  
Under Instruction
Plt Off John G Elton  1 Sep 1926 later AVM
Plt Off Leslie Newcombe  1 Sep 1926  
Plt Off Harry Broadhurst  1 Oct 1926 later ACM

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

Nominal Roll of Officer: 15 Jan 1927

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward A B Rice Officer Commanding, No 11 Sqn
Flt Lt William M Yool Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Flt Lt John Whitford Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Cyril D Spiers Officer Commanding, 'C' Flight (but later he is shown as only taking over this flight on 14 Mar 1927)
Fg Off Frank A Swoffer Adjutant
Fg Off George F Warren Stores Officer
Fg Off Donald C Stone Accountant Officer
Fg Off Thomas B Fenwick Officer i/c Workshops
Fg Off Cecil U G Tristram Officer i/c W/T
Plt Off Frederick Priestman Officer i/c Photographic Section
Plt Off Herbert G Wisher Officer i/c Air Pilotage
Plt Off Patrick de C Festing-Smith Officer i/c Armament
Plt Off Wilfred L Freebody Officer i/c Messing
Plt Off Francis J Moon Officer i/c Parachutes

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1927

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Cyril D Spiers  1 Jan 1927 Assumed temporary command of 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Llewellyn R Briggs 14 Mar 1927 Relinquished command of 'C' Flight on posting to RAF Base Gosport
Fg Off Cyril D Spiers 14 Mar 1927 Assumed command of 'C' Flight
Plt Off Frederick Priestman 18 Mar 1927 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off Francis J Moon 18 May 1927 Assumed duties of Photographic Officer

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1927

Date Notes
26 May 1927 'A' and 'B' Flights, proceeded to the Practice Camp at Weston Zoyland
30 Jun 1927 'A' and 'B' Flights, returned from the Practice Camp at Weston Zoyland
xx May 1927 Squadron completed re-equipment with Hawker Horsleys

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Horsley RAF Netheravon ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward A B Rice 15 Jan 1923 MC; later AVM
Flt Lt John Whitford  4 May 1923 later AVM
Flt Lt Cyril D Spiers  9 Jun 1924  
Flt Lt William M Yool 10 Oct 1924 later AVM
Fg Off Frank A Swoffer 17 Aug 1926 MBE
Fg Off Thomas B Fenwick 31 Aug 1926 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Cecil U G Tristram 22 Jun 1926 Signals duties
Fg Off Francis W Field  2 Feb 1927  
Plt Off Herbert G Wisher 16 Dec 1925  
Plt Off Patrick de C Festing-Smith 16 Dec 1925  
Plt Off Lowman S T Brown 17 Feb 1927  
Plt Off Aubrey Allen 23 May 1927  
Plt Off Arthur M D Howes 20 May 1927  
Plt Off Wilfred L Freebody 30 Jul 1927 later AVM
Plt Off Francis J Moon 30 Jul 1927  

-

10 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Edward G Northway  1 May 1927  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off Donald C Stone 21 Jan 1926  
Under Instruction
Plt Off Neville R Buckle 12 May 1927 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Joseph H Pool 28 Apr 1927  
Plt Off Lewis S Tindall  3 May 1927  
Plt Off John G Elton  1 Sep 1926 later AVM
Plt Off Leslie Newcombe  1 Sep 1926  
Plt Off Harry Broadhurst  1 Oct 1926 later ACM

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1927 - Apr 1928

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Francis J Moon 15 Aug 1927 Attached to School of Photography, RAF Farnborough
Plt Off Lowman S T Brown 15 Aug 1927 Assumed duties of Photographic Officer
Fg Off P W Lowe-Holmes 19 Aug 1927 Attached from No 39 Sqn for Armament duties pending completion of Armament course
Plt Off Patrick de C Festing-Smith 19 Aug 1927 Armament Officer, Under orders to proceed overseas
Plt Off Herbert G Wisher 19 Aug 1927 Relinquished Air Pilotage duties on posting overseas
Fg Off Thomas B Fenwick 19 Aug 1927 Assumed duties of Air Pilotage Officer
Flt Lt Cyril D Spiers 13 Sep 1927 Relinquished command of 'C' Flight on being transferred to RAFO
Flt Lt Frank A Swoffer 13 Sep 1927 Assumed command of 'C' Flight
Fg Off Cecil U G Tristram 13 Sep 1927 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Flt Lt William M Yool 16 Sep 1927 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight on posting
Plt Off Wilfred L Freebody 16 Sep 1927 Assumed temporary command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off Herbert G Wisher 20 Sep 1927 Proceeded overseas with No 1 Overseas Draft
Plt Off Patrick de C Festing-Smith 20 Sep 1927 Proceeded overseas with No 1 Overseas Draft
Fg Off Thomas B Fenwick 20 Sep 1927 Relinquished duties of Air Pilotage Officer
Plt Off Wilfred L Freebody 20 Sep 1927 Assumed duties of Air Pilotage Officer
Flt Lt Victor R Gibbs  7 Oct 1927 Arrived on posting and command of 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Frank A Swoffer  7 Oct 1927 Relinquished command of 'C' Flight on being transferred to RAFO
Plt Off Wilfred L Freebody  7 Oct 1927 Relinquished temporary command of 'A' Flight and assumed command of 'C' Flight
Fg Off Thomas B Fenwick  7 Oct 1927 Relinquished duties of Officer i/c Workshops
Plt Off Neville R Buckle  7 Oct 1927 Assumed duties of Officer i/c Workshops
Fg Off Bertram W T Hare 30 Oct 1927 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'C' Flight
Plt Off Wilfred L Freebody 30 Oct 1927 Relinquished temporary command of 'C' Flight
Sqn Ldr Edward A B Rice  1 Jan 1928 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Fg Off Bertram W T Hare  1 Jan 1928 Promoted to Flt Lt
Sqn Ldr Philip H Cummings 23 Jan 1928 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 11 Sqn
Wg Cdr Edward A B Rice 26 Jan 1928 Relinquished command of No 11 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Philip H Cummings 26 Jan 1928 Assumed command of No 11 Sqn
Fg Off Aubrey Allen 23 Feb 1928 Posted to No 8 Sqn, Aden
Fg Off Francis J Moon 29 Mar 1928 Posted to No 8 Sqn, Aden
Plt Off John G Elton  2 Apr 1928 Posted to No 101 Sqn on formation

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Nominal Roll of Officer:  3 Apr 1928

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr Philip H Cummings Officer Commanding, No 11 Sqn
Flt Lt Victor R Gibbs Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Flt Lt John Whitford Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Bertram W T Hare Officer Commanding, 'C' Flight
Fg Off Cecil U G Tristram Adjutant
Fg Off Francis W Field Armament Officer
Fg Off P W Lowe-Holmes Attached to Armament course
Fg Off Lowman S T Brown Attached to Photography course
Fg Off Neville R Buckle Officer i/c Workshops
Plt Off Arthur M D Howes Attached to Parachute course
Fg Off Wilfred L Freebody Officer i/c Air Pilotage
Fg Off Joseph H Pool Officer i/c Messing
Plt Off Leslie Newcombe  
Plt Off Harry Broadhurst Attached to Signals Course

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Horsley RAF Netheravon ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Philip H Cummings 23 Jan 1928 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt John Whitford 24 Feb 1925 later AVM
Flt Lt Victor R Gibbs  7 Oct 1927 DSC
Flt Lt Bertram W T Hare 30 Sep 1927  
Fg Off Cecil U G Tristram 22 Jun 1926  
Fg Off Francis W Field  2 Feb 1927 Armament duties
Fg Off Lowman S T Brown 17 Feb 1927  
Fg Off Neville R Buckle 12 May 1927 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Arthur M D Howes 20 May 1927  
Fg Off Wilfred L Freebody 30 Jul 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties; later AVM
Fg Off Harry Broadhurst  1 Oct 1926 Signals duties; later ACM
Fg Off Leslie Newcombe  1 Sep 1926  

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7 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Edward G Northway  1 May 1927  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off Donald C Stone 21 Jan 1926  

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul - Sep 1928

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Frederic G Ferrier 18 Jun 1928 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Alan L T Naish 18 Jun 1928 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Richard W A Stroud 18 Jun 1928 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Joseph H Pool 17 Jul 1928 Posted to Night Flying Flight, RAF Biggin Hill
Fg Off Leslie Newcombe  1 Sep 1928 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off Francis W Field 10 Sep 1928 Posted to No 7 Sqn, RAF Worthy Down
Fg Off Arthur M D Howes 17 Sep 1928 Posted to Andover Communications Flight
Fg Off Neville R Buckle 17 Sep 1928 Posted to No 100 Sqn
Plt Off Alan L T Naish 19 Sep 1928 Posted to No 100 Sqn
Plt Off Michael G Bircham 24 Sep 1928 Arrived on posting

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

September 1928

 

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Horsley RAF Netheravon ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Philip H Cummings 23 Jan 1928 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt John Whitford 24 Feb 1925 later AVM
Flt Lt Victor R Gibbs  7 Oct 1927 DSC
Flt Lt Bertram W T Hare 30 Sep 1927  
Fg Off Cecil U G Tristram 22 Jun 1926  
Fg Off Francis W Field  2 Feb 1927 Armament duties
Fg Off Patrick W Lowe-Holmes 21 Dec 1927 Armament duties
Fg Off Lowman S T Brown 17 Feb 1927 Photographic Duties
Fg Off Neville R Buckle 12 May 1927 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Arthur M D Howes 20 May 1927  
Fg Off Wilfred L Freebody 30 Jul 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties; later AVM
Fg Off Harry Broadhurst  1 Oct 1926 Signals duties; later ACM
Fg Off Leslie Newcombe  1 Sep 1926  
Plt Off Frederic G Ferrier 18 Jun 1928  
Plt Off Alan L T Naish 18 Jun 1928  
Plt Off Richard W A Stroud 18 Jun 1928 Killed in action - 17 May 1930

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5 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Edward G Northway  1 May 1927  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off Donald C Stone 21 Jan 1926  

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Sep 1928 - Jan 1929

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Burton Ankers  2 Oct 1928 Arrived on posting from School of Photography
Flt Lt E C Delamain  5 Oct 1928 Arrived on posting from No 502 Sqn
Fg Off Donald C Stone  8 Oct 1928 Accountant Officer, posted to RAF Cattewater
Fg Off Cecil U G Tristram  9 Oct 1928 Transferred to Class 'A' Reserve
Flt Lt John Whitford 15 Oct 1928 Posted to No 502 Sqn
Flt Lt E C Delamain 19 Nov 1928 Posted to No 3 FTS for duty as Adjutant

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Organisational Movements: Sep 1928 - Janul 1929

Date Notes
xx Oct 1929 Some Westland Wapitis were received for training
 2 Nov 1928 Seven Horsleys collected by No 100 Sqn
10 Nov 1928 Flying officially ceased by No 11 Sqn
29 Dec 1928 Squadron sailed from Southampton on HMT Nevassa
22 Jan 1929 Squadron arrived at Risalpur

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Nominal Roll of Officers and pilots:  January 1929

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr Philip H Cummings Officer Commanding, No 11 Sqn
Flt Lt Burton Ankers Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Frank G A Robinson Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Bertram W T Hare Officer Commanding, 'C' Flight
Fg Off P W Lowe-Holmes Armament Officer
Fg Off Lowman S T Brown Photographic Officer
Fg Off Wilfred L Freebody Air Pilotage Officer
Plt Off Harry Broadhurst Signals Officer
Fg Off Leslie Newcombe Adjutant
Plt Off Michael G Bircham Officer i/c Workshops
Plt Off Alan L T Naish  
Plt Off Richard W A Stroud  
Sgt G W T Thomas  
Sgt E Mayne  
Sgt D Grout  
Sgt R Jarred  
Sgt O C Clarke  

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1929

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off P G J Atkinson 13 Mar 1929 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS
Fg Off Wilfred L Freebody 22 Apr 1929 Proceeded to Belgaum for Gas Course
Sgt O C Clarke 22 Apr 1929 Proceeded to Belgaum for Gas Course
Fg Off Wilfred L Freebody 12 May 1929 Returned from Belgaum on completion of Gas Course
Sgt O C Clarke 12 May 1929 Returned from Belgaum on completion of Gas Course
Flt Lt Burton Ankers xx Jun 1929 Attended Northern Command Intelligence Course

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1929

Date Notes
 1 Apr 1929 Squadron received its full complement of Westland Wapitis
Wapiti I

Wapiti IIA

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti RAF Risalpur RAF India/No 2 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Philip H Cummings 23 Jan 1928 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt Burton Ankers  2 Oct 1928 DCM
Flt Lt Frank G A Robinson 25 Nov 1928  
Flt Lt Bertram W T Hare 30 Sep 1927  
Fg Off Patrick W Lowe-Holmes 21 Dec 1927 Armament duties
Fg Off Lowman S T Brown 17 Feb 1927 Photographic duties
Fg Off Wilfred L Freebody 30 Jul 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties; later AVM
Fg Off Harry Broadhurst  1 Oct 1926 Signals duties; later ACM
Fg Off Leslie Newcombe  1 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Frederic G Ferrier 18 Jun 1928  
Fg Off Richard W A Stroud 18 Jun 1928  
Plt Off Michael G Bircham 24 Sep 1928  

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5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Michael G Bircham  3 Oct 1929 Transferred to the Reserve on taking up a civilian appointment
Flt Lt Burton Ankers 13 Oct 1929 Posted to HQ, No 2 (Indian) Wing for Photographic duties
Plt Off P G J Atkinson 13 Mar 1930 Posted to Home Establishment on medical grounds following a flying accident
Flt Lt Cecil Feather 25 Mar 1930 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off Charles S Millar  9 Apr 1930 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS and allocated to 'B' Flight
Fg Off Wilfred L Freebody 26 Apr 1930 Posted to Home Establishment for Long Engineering Course
Fg Off Richard W A Stroud 17 May 1930 Killed in action
AC1 S Wiltshire 17 May 1930 Killed whilst attempting to land, his pilot having already been killed

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Date Notes
30 Dec 1929 'C' Flight detached to Miranshah (6 weeks)
 1 Apr 1930 'A' Flight detached to Miranshah
17 Jun 1930 'A' Flight returned from Miranshah

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti RAF Risalpur RAF India/No 2 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Philip H Cummings 23 Jan 1928 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt Cecil Feather 24 Mar 1930  
Flt Lt Frank G A Robinson 25 Nov 1928  
Flt Lt Bertram W T Hare 30 Sep 1927  
Fg Off Patrick W Lowe-Holmes 21 Dec 1927 Armament duties
Fg Off Lowman S T Brown 17 Feb 1927 Photographic duties
Fg Off Harry Broadhurst  1 Oct 1926 Signals duties; later ACM
Fg Off Leslie Newcombe  1 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Frederic G Ferrier 18 Jun 1928  
Plt Off Charles S Millar  9 Apr 1930  

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6 Airman Pilots

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

January 1934

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1930 - Jul 1931

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Frank G A Robinson xx Jul 1930 Posted to HQ No 1 (Indian) Group for Intelligence duties
Sgt O C Clarke 26 Sep 1930 Killed in a flying accident
LAC S F Valentine 26 Sep 1930 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off Nicholson 27 Sep 1930 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS
Fg Off Lowman S T Brown 15 Oct 1930 Posted to Home Establishment pending transfer to the Reserve
Flt Lt Cecil Feather 15 Nov 1930 Posted to Home Establishment on completion of overseas tour
Plt Off John Grierson 27 Nov 1930 Arrived on posting from the UK by air in his own DH Moth
Fg Off Geoffrey N Roberts xx Nov 1930 Arrived on posting from the UK (but this date differs from AFL dates?)
Plt Off Maurice J Adam xx Nov 1930 Arrived on posting from the UK (but this date differs from AFL dates?)
Plt Off Ralph B Abraham xx Nov 1930 Arrived on posting from the UK (but this date differs from AFL dates?)
Plt Off John C Atkins xx Nov 1930 Arrived on posting from the UK (but this date differs from AFL dates?)
Fg Off Patrick W Lowe-Holmes 10 Dec 1930 Proceeded to Home Establishment for Long Armament Course
Flt Lt Edgar A McKinley-Hay 22 Nov 1930 Arrived on posting and command of 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Raymond E Hall xx Mar 1931 Arrived on posting and command of 'B' Flight, wef 14 Feb 1931
Fg Off Anthony O Molesworth xx Mar 1931 Arrived on posting for Armament duties, wef 14 Feb 1931
Plt Off Leslie W C Bower xx Mar 1931 Arrived on posting, wef 14 Feb 1931

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti RAF Risalpur RAF India/No 2 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Philip H Cummings 23 Jan 1928 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt Bertram W T Hare 30 Sep 1927  
Flt Lt Edgar A McKinley-Hay 22 Nov 1930  
Flt Lt Raymond E Hall 14 Feb 1931  
Fg Off Frederic G Ferrier 18 Jun 1928  
Fg Off Anthony O Molesworth 14 Feb 1931 Armament duties
Fg Off Charles S Miller  9 Apr 1930  
Fg Off Maurice J Adam 28 Apr 1931  
Plt Off John Grierson  3 Oct 1930 Photographic duties
Plt Off Leslie W C Bower 14 Feb 1931 Pilotage (Navigation) duties; later AVM

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Source - July 1931 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1931 - Jan 1932

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Cecil L Monckton xx Jun 1931 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS (but this date differs from AFL date?)
Fg Off Trevor W Hoyle 28 Nov 1931 Arrived on posting from the Aircraft Park, Lahore, wef 27 Nov 1931
Sqn Ldr Philip H Cummings  1 Dec 1931 Relinquished command of No 11 Sqn on posting to Aircraft Depot, Karachi
Flt Lt F H Isaac  1 Dec 1931 No 39 Sqn, assumed temporary command of No 11 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Reginald T B Houghton 18 Jan 1932 Arrived on posting from the UK and assumed command of No 11 Sqn, wef 24 Dec 1931

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Nominal Roll of Officers:  18 Jan 1932

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr Reginald T B Houghton Officer Commanding, No 11 Sqn
Flt Lt Raymond E Hall Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Edgar A McKinley-Hay Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Bertram W T Hare Officer Commanding, 'C' Flight
Fg Off Frederic G Ferrier  
Fg Off Anthony O Molesworth Armament Officer
Fg Off Trevor W Hoyle  
Fg Off Geoffrey N Roberts Adjutant
Fg Off Maurice J Adam  
Fg Off Ralph B Abraham  
Fg Off John C Atkins  
Fg Off Leslie W C Bower Air Pilotage Officer
Fg Off Cecil L Monckton  

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1932

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Humphrey W A Chesterman 23 Feb 1932 Arrived on posting from the UK (but this date differs from AFL date?)
Flt Lt Edgar A McKinley-Hay 10 May 1932 Posted to Aircraft Depot, Karachi

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1932

Date Notes
26 Feb 1932 'A' Flight re-equipped with Hawker Harts
Hart of No 11 Squadron
xx Jul 1932 'C' Flight re-equipped with Hawker Harts

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart RAF Risalpur RAF India/No 2 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Reginald T B Houghton 24 Dec 1931 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Bertram W T Hare 30 Sep 1927  
Flt Lt Raymond E Hall 14 Feb 1931  
Fg Off Frederic G Ferrier 18 Jun 1928  
Fg Off Geoffrey N Roberts 19 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Trevor W Hoyle 27 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Anthony O Molesworth 14 Feb 1931 Armament duties
Fg Off Maurice J Adam 28 Apr 1931  
Fg Off Ralph B Abraham 19 Sep 1931  
Fg Off John C Atkins 23 Jan 1932  
Fg Off Leslie W C Bower 14 Feb 1931 Pilotage (Navigation) duties; later AVM

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Source - July 1932 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Anthony O Molesworth 21 Dec 1932 Posted to Reserve Pool, Aircraft Depot, pending repatriation to the UK
Flt Lt Walter J H Lindley  4 Jan 1933 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 10 Dec 1932
Flt Lt Bertram W T Hare 18 Mar 1933 Posted to No 27 Sqn
Plt Off Maurice J Adam  5 Mar 1933 Posted to Aircraft Depot, Karachi
Flt Lt Malcolm B Mackay 12 Mar 1933 Arrived on posting from the UK
Plt Off Joscelyn F H du Boulay 25 Mar 1933 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 28 Feb 1933
Plt Off Willem R Brotherhood 25 Mar 1933 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 28 Feb 1933
Plt Off John C Atkins  1 Apr 1933 Posted to No 27 Sqn
Plt Off Ralph B Abraham  1 Apr 1933 Posted to No 60 Sqn
Fg Off David Barclay  1 Apr 1933 Arrived on posting from No 27 Sqn
Fg Off Raymond W P Collings  1 Apr 1933 Arrived on posting from No 60 Sqn

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Date Notes
xx Aug 1932 'B' Flight re-equipped with Hawker Harts

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart RAF Risalpur RAF India/No 2 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Reginald T B Houghton 24 Dec 1931 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Bertram W T Hare 30 Sep 1927  
Flt Lt Raymond E Hall 14 Feb 1931  
Flt Lt Walter J H Lindley 10 Dec 1932  
Fg Off Raymond W P Collings  1 Apr 1933  
Fg Off Geoffrey N Roberts 19 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Trevor W Hoyle 27 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Ralph B Abraham 19 Sep 1931  
Fg Off David Barclay  1 Apr 1933  
Fg Off Cecil L Monckton 6 Jul 1932  
Fg Off Humphrey W A Chesterman  1 Jan 1933  
Plt Off Joscelyn F H du Boulay 28 Feb 1933  

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Source - July 1933 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1933 - Jan 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Cecil L Monckton 22 Jun 1933 Posted to No 27 Sqn
Fg Off Herbert M Bowes-Lyon 22 Jun 1933 Arrived on posting from No 27 Sqn
Plt Off R E Watts xx Jul 1933 Ceased to be attached from the Aircraft Depot on posting to No 27 Sqn
Flt Lt Raymond E Hall  2 Aug 1933 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight on posting to No 27 Sqn
Fg Off David Barclay  1 Apr 1933 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off Leslie W C Bower  6 Aug 1933 Posted to Home Establishment
Plt Off Joscelyn F H du Boulay 24 Oct 1933 Posted to Home Establishment as medically unfit for service in India
Plt Off R A C Barclay 22 Nov 933 Attached to 'A' Flight for detachment to Delhi
Plt Off T G L Gale 22 Nov 933 Attached to 'A' Flight for detachment to Delhi
Sgt Craig 22 Nov 933 Attached to 'A' Flight for detachment to Delhi
Fg Off Humphrey W A Chesterman  5 Nov 1933 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off Geoffrey N Roberts  5 Nov 1933 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Fg Off Trevor W Hoyle  8 Nov 1933 Sailed for the UK pending transfer to the Reserve
Fg Off Geoffrey N Roberts 22 Nov 1933 Sailed for the UK pending transfer to the Reserve
Fg Off Raymond W P Collings 22 Nov 1933 Sailed for the UK pending transfer to the Reserve
Fg Off David Barclay 20 Nov 1933 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Philip L P Marett 20 Nov 1933 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 18 Oct 1933 and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off Roy P H Carew 20 Nov 1933 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 18 Oct 1933 and allocated to 'A' Flight
Plt Off Wilfred L Stedman 20 Nov 1933 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 24 Oct 1933 and allocated to 'B' Flight
Plt Off Fernald M C Corelli 20 Nov 1933 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 24 Oct 1933 and allocated to 'C' Flight
Plt Off Charles C House 20 Nov 1933 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 24 Oct 1933 and allocated to 'B' Flight
Sgt Plt W Parsons 20 Nov 1933 Arrived on posting from the UK and allocated to 'C' Flight
Sgt Plt E J Greenwood 20 Nov 1933 Arrived on posting from the UK and allocated to 'A' Flight
Sqn Ldr C Le Poer Trench 25 Nov 1933 Assumed command of No 11 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Reginald T B Houghton 25 Nov 1933 Posted to RAF Kohat

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1933 - Jan 1934

Date Notes
 8 Nov 1933 'B' Flight detached to Delhi
22 Nov 1933 'B' Flight returned from detachment at Delhi
22 Nov 1933 'A' Flight detached to Delhi

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart RAF Risalpur RAF India/No 2 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Reginald T B Houghton 24 Dec 1931 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Malcolm B Mackay 12 Mar 1933  
Flt Lt Walter J H Lindley 10 Dec 1932  
Flt Lt Philip L P Marett 18 Oct 1933  
Fg Off Geoffrey N Roberts 19 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Herbert M B Collins 1 Apr 1933  
Fg Off David Barclay  1 Apr 1933  
Fg Off Herbert M Bowes-Lyon 22 Jun 1933  
Fg Off Humphrey W A Chesterman  1 Jan 1933  
Plt Off Charles Broughton 13 Nov 1933 later AM
Plt Off Roy P H Carew 18 Oct 1933  
Plt Off Fernald M C Corelli 24 Oct 1933  

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Source - January 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Mar 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Walter J H Lindley  1 Jan 1934 Attached to 'C' Flight for the flight to Singapore
Fg Off Herbert M Bowes-Lyon  1 Jan 1934 Assumed temporary command of 'B' Flight
Sgt Price  5 Feb 1934 Damaged a wig tip on landing at Rangoon and had to remain there for repairs
Plt Off Willem R Brotherhood  7 Feb 1934 Crashed whilst landing at Mergui
Fg Off Humphrey W A Chesterman  1 Mar 1934 Proceeded on leave pending posting to No 27 Sqn
Plt Off Norman C Jones 10 Mar 1934 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 15 Feb 1934

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Mar 1934

Date Notes
 1 Feb 1934 'C' Flight departed on a flight to Singapore
25 Feb 1934 Three aircraft arrived back from Singapore, one having had to be returned by sea following a landing accident

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Nominal Roll of Officers:  31 Mar 1934

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles F le Poer Trench Officer Commanding, No 11 Sqn
Flt Lt Malcolm B Mackay  
Flt Lt Philip L P Marett  
Flt Lt Walter J H Lindley  
Fg Off David Barclay  
Fg Off Herbert M Bowes-Lyon  
Fg Off Wilfred L Stedman  
Fg Off Charles Broughton  
Plt Off Willem R Brotherhood  
Plt Off Norman C Jones  
Plt Off Fernald M C Corelli  
Plt Off Charles C House  
Plt Off Roy P H Carew  

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Personnel Movements: Mar - Jul 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Derek Addenbrooke  1 Apr 1934 Arrived on posting from No 60 Sqn
Fg Off David Barclay 24 Apr 1934 Posted to Home Establishment pending transfer to the Reserve

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart RAF Risalpur RAF India/No 2 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles F le Poer Trench 21 Nov 1933 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Malcolm B Mackay 12 Mar 1933  
Flt Lt Philip L P Marett 18 Oct 1933  
Flt Lt Walter J H Lindley 10 Dec 1932  
Fg Off Herbert M Bowes-Lyon 22 Jun 1933  
Fg Off Derek Addenbrooke  1 Apr 1934  
Fg Off Wilfred L Stedman 24 Oct 1933  
Fg Off Charles Broughton 13 Nov 1933 later AM
Plt Off Willem R Brotherhood 28 Feb 1933 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Norman C Jones 15 Feb 1934  
Plt Off Roy P H Carew 18 Oct 1933  
Plt Off Fernald M C Corelli 24 Oct 1933  
Plt Off Charles C House 24 Oct 1933  

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Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Nominal Roll of Officers:  30 Sep 1934

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles F le Poer Trench Officer Commanding, No 11 Sqn
Flt Lt Philip L P Marett Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Walter J H Lindley Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Malcolm B Mackay Officer Commanding, 'C' Flight
Fg Off Herbert M Bowes-Lyon  
Fg Off Derek Addenbrooke  
Fg Off Wilfred L Stedman  
Fg Off Charles Broughton  
Plt Off Willem R Brotherhood  
Plt Off Norman C Jones  
Plt Off Fernald M C Corelli Adjutant
Plt Off Charles C House  
Plt Off Roy P H Carew  

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Personnel Movements: Sep 1934 - Feb 1935

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Herbert M Bowes-Lyon 10 Oct 1934 Posted to Home Establishment pending transfer to the Reserve
Flt Lt Malcolm B Mackay 20 Oct 1934 Posed to No 39 Sqn
Flt Lt

Henry F V Battle

20 Oct 1934 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'C' Flight
Flt Lt Walter J H Lindley 23 Oct 1934 Relinquished command of 'B' Flight pending posting
Fg Off Derek Addenbrooke 23 Oct 1934 Assumed command of 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Walter J H Lindley  1 Nov 1934 Posed to the Aircraft Park, Lahore
Plt Off David W H Gardner xx Nov 1934 Arrived on posting, wef 27 Oct 1934 and allocated to 'A' Flight
Sgt Plt Beeching  8 Nov 1934 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'B' Flight
Sgt Plt Norris  8 Nov 1934 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'C' Flight
Sgt Plt Snowden 13 Nov 1934 Posted to Home Establishment
Sgt Plt Pickard 13 Nov 1934 Posted to Home Establishment

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Organisational Movements: Sep 1934 - Feb 1935

Date Notes
 2 Jan 1935 Squadron departed on a long distance training flight to Singapore
 8 Jan 1935 11 Aircraft arrived in Singapore, one have been left behind at Dacca following a landing accident
15 Jan 1935 Squadron departed Singapore on its return to Risalpur
24 Jan 1935 Squadron arrived back at Risalpur

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Source - 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

Nominal Roll of Officers:  28 Feb 1935

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles F le Poer Trench Officer Commanding, No 11 Sqn
Flt Lt Philip L P Marett Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Fg Off Derek Addenbrooke Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt

Henry F V Battle

Officer Commanding, 'C' Flight
Fg Off Wilfred L Stedman  
Fg Off Charles Broughton  
Fg Off Willem R Brotherhood  
Plt Off Norman C Jones  
Plt Off Fernald M C Corelli Adjutant
Plt Off Charles C House  
Plt Off Roy P H Carew  
Plt Off David W H Gardner  

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Personnel Movements: Feb - Mar 1935

Rank Name Date Notes
Sgt Plt Price  5 Mar 1935 Posted to Home Establishment
Sgt Plt Palethorpe  5 Mar 1935 Posted to Home Establishment
Sgt Plt Graham  5 Mar 1935 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment and allocated to 'C' Flight
Sgt Plt Tice  5 Mar 1935 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment and allocated to 'A' Flight
Flt Lt

Frederick G H Ewens

22 Mar 1935 Arrive on posting and assumed command of 'B' Flight, wef 28 Feb 1935
Fg Off Willem R Brotherhood 31 Mar 1935 Posted to No 27 Sqn, Kohat
Fg Off Charles Broughton 31 Mar 1935 Posted to No 27 Sqn, Kohat
Fg Off Peter H Hamley 31 Mar 1935 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'C' Flight
Fg Off Robert A C Carter 31 Mar 1935 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'A' Flight

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Nominal Roll of Officers:  31 Mar 1935

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles F le Poer Trench Officer Commanding, No 11 Sqn
Flt Lt Philip L P Marett Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Flt Lt

Frederick G H Ewens

Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt

Henry F V Battle

Officer Commanding, 'C' Flight
Fg Off Derek Addenbrooke  
Fg Off Peter H Hamley  
Fg Off Wilfred L Stedman  
Fg Off Robert A C Carter  
Plt Off Norman C Jones  
Plt Off Fernald M C Corelli Adjutant
Plt Off Charles C House  
Plt Off Roy P H Carew  
Plt Off David W H Gardner  

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Personnel Movements: Mar - Jul 1935

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off James W Buchanan  5 Apr 1935 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment and allocated to 'B' Flight, wef 14 Mar 1935
Plt Off Norman C Jones  8 Apr 1935 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 15 Jan 1935
Flt Lt

Henry F V Battle

18 May 1935 Assumed temporary command of No 11 Sqn
Sqn Ldr C Le Poer Trench 18 May 1935 Relinquished command of No 11 Sqn, pending assuming command of RAF Hill Depot
Plt Off Wilfred L Stedman  4 Jun 1935 Proceeded on leave to the UK
Plt Off Fernald M C Corelli  5 Jun 1935 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 12 Mar 1935
Plt Off Charles C House  5 Jun 1935 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 12 Mar 1935
Flt Lt Philip L P Marett 14 Jun 1935 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off Norman C Jones 14 Jun 1935 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off Robert A C Carter 15 Jun 1935 Proceeded on leave pending leaving India
Flt Lt Philip L P Marett 17 Jun 1935 Proceeded on leave pending assuming duties of Adjutant, RAF Hill Depot
Plt Off David W H Gardner 18 Jun 1935 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 2 Apr 1935
LAC J M Cooke 15 Jul 1935 Died in hospital
Plt Off Roy P H Carew 20 Jul 1935 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 12 May 1935

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart RAF Risalpur RAF India/No 2 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles F le Poer Trench 21 Nov 1933 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Philip L P Marett 18 Oct 1933  
Flt Lt

Henry F V Battle

28 Feb 1935 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Frederick G H Ewens

28 Feb 1935 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Peter H Hamley 31 Mar 1935 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Robert A C Carter 31 Mar 1935  
Fg Off Wilfred L Stedman 24 Oct 1933  
Fg Off Norman C Jones 15 Feb 1934  
Fg Off Fernald M C Corelli 24 Oct 1933  
Fg Off Charles C House 24 Oct 1933  
Fg Off David W H Gardner 27 Oct 1934  
Fg Off James W Buchanan 14 Mar 1935  
Plt Off Roy P H Carew 18 Oct 1933  

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Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Roy P H Carew 20 Jul 1935 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 12 May 1935
Fg Off Fernald M C Corelli 25 Jul 1935 Admitted to British Military Hospital, Peshawar
Fg Off James W Buchanan 25 Jul 1935 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off Derek Addenbrooke 11 Aug 1935 Posted to Home Establishment
Fg Off Fernald M C Corelli 16 Aug 1935 Transferred to British Military Hospital, Rawalpindi
Fg Off James W Buchanan 21 Aug 1935 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Fg Off Norman C Jones 21 Aug 1935 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off Peter H Hamley 22 Aug 1935 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off Fernald M C Corelli 31 Aug 1935 Transferred to Central Hospital for Mental Diseases, Poona and declared insane
Fg Off Norman C Jones  6 Sep 1935 Relinquished duties of Adjutant whilst on leave
Fg Off Robert A C Carter  6 Sep 1935 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Flt Lt Philip L P Marett 14 Sep 1935 Ceased to be attached to RAF Hill Depot
Flt Lt Philip L P Marett 16 Sep 1935 Posted to No 1 (Indian) Wing Station, Kohat
Plt Off Wilfred L Stedman 17 Sep 1935 Absorbed into Home Establishment on expiry of his leave in the UK
Fg Off Robert A C Carter 20 Sep 1935 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Fg Off Norman C Jones 20 Sep 1935 Resumed duties of Adjutant
Flt Lt Walter J H Lindley 30 Sep 1935 Arrived on posting from the Aircraft Park, Lahore
Flt Lt

Henry F V Battle

 7 Oct 1935 Relinquished temporary command of No 11 Sqn on proceeding on leave to the UK
Flt Lt

Frederick G H Ewens

 7 Oct 1935 Assumed temporary command of No 11 Sqn
Flt Lt

Henry F V Battle

15 Oct 1935 Proceeded on leave to the UK
Flt Lt N C Pleasance 21 Oct 1935 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'C' Flight
Fg Off Robert A C Carter 21 Oct 1935 Relinquished command of 'C' Flight
Fg Off Charles C House 25 Oct 1935 Proceeded to Army School of Education, Belgaum for Anti-Gas Course
Fg Off Fernald M C Corelli  9 Nov 1935 Invalided to UK and absorbed into Home Establishment on 1 Dec 1935
Sqn Ldr C Le Poer Trench 14 Nov 1935 Proceeded to UK on leave pending being absorbed into Home Establishment
Flt Lt

Alfred R Wardle

19 Nov 1935 Arrived on posting from HQ RAF India and assumed command of No 11 Sqn
Fg Off Charles C House 20 Nov 1935 Returned from Army School of Education, Belgaum on completion of Anti-Gas Course
Flt Lt

Alfred R Wardle

 1 Dec 1935 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Sgt Plt Tice 20 Dec 1935 Remustered to his basic trade of Rigger and reverted to rank of Cpl
Sgt Plt Bishop 28 Feb 1936 Arrived on posting from the UK
Plt Off M P C Corkery 14 Mar 1936 Arrived on posting
Plt Off T S Jameson 14 Mar 1936 Arrived on posting
Plt Off A G G Baird 14 Mar 1936 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Anthony G Dudgeon 18 Mar 1936 Arrived on posting, wef 14 Mar 1936
Plt Off W L Rowbottom 18 Mar 1936 Arrived on posting, wef 14 Mar 1936
Fg Off Charles C House 14 Apr 1936 Posted to the Aircraft Depot, Karachi
Flt Lt

Frederick G H Ewens

15 Apr 1936 Posted to HQ No 2 (Indian) Wing as Air Staff Officer
Fg Off Robert A C Carter 21 Apr 1936 Proceeded to the UK on leave pending being absorbed into Home Establishment

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Date Notes
26 Nov 1935 'B' Flight proceeded to Bombay
11 Dec 1935 'B' Flight returned from Bombay

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart RAF Risalpur RAF India/No 2 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Alfred R Wardle

19 Nov 1935 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Walter J H Lindley 30 Sep 1935  
Flt Lt N C Pleasance 21 Oct 1935  
Fg Off Norman C Jones 15 Feb 1934  
Fg Off David W H Gardner 27 Oct 1934  
Fg Off James W Buchanan 14 Mar 1935  
Fg Off Roy P H Carew 18 Oct 1933  
Plt Off M P C Corkery 14 Mar 1936  
Plt Off T S Jameson 14 Mar 1936  
Plt Off A G G Baird 14 Mar 1936  
Plt Off Anthony G Dudgeon 14 Mar 1936 later AVM
Plt Off W L Rowbottom 14 Mar 1936  

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Source - July 1936 Air Force List

August 1936

Source - August 1936 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul - Dec 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off J J Watts 20 Jul 1936 Arrived on posting
LAC E J Brundle 29 Jul 1936 Died in Nowshera Hospital
Sqn Ldr

Alfred R Wardle

 4 Sep 1936 Proceeded on leave
Flt Lt N C Pleasance  4 Sep 1936 Assumed temporary command of No 11 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Robert O Jones

 7 Sep 1936 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 11 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Alfred R Wardle

 7 Sep 1936 Posted as supernumerary
Fg Off R S Howe  1 Oct 1936 Arrived on attachment and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Fg Off J J Watts  1 Oct 1936 Promoted to Flt Lt
Fg Off R S Howe  1 Oct 1936 Promoted to Flt Lt
Fg Off James W Buchanan  9 Oct 1936 Detached to Armament Training Camp, Karachi
Sqn Ldr

Alfred R Wardle

20 Oct 1936 Departed on posting to Home Establishment
Flt Lt J J Watts 20 Oct 1936 Departed on posting to Home Establishment
Flt Lt R S Howe 24 Oct 1936 Ceased to be attached on posting to No 11 Sqn
Flt Lt Walter J H Lindley 14 Nov 1936 Posted to the Aircraft Park, Lahore
Flt Lt N C Pleasance 21 Nov 1936 Departed on posting to Home Establishment
Fg Off James W Buchanan 24 Dec 1936 Returned from Armament Training Camp, Karachi

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Organisational Movements: Jul - Dec 1936

Date Notes
 8 Nov 1936 Squadron proceeded to Armament Training Camp, Karachi
28 Nov 1936 Squadron returned from Armament Training Camp, Karachi

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Nominal Roll of Officers:  31 Dec 1936

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Robert O Jones

Officer Commanding, No 11 Sqn
Flt Lt R S Howe Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Fg Off Norman C Jones Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Fg Off David W H Gardner Officer Commanding, 'C' Flight
Fg Off James W Buchanan  
Fg Off Roy P H Carew  
Fg Off M P C Corkery  
Plt Off T S Jameson  
Plt Off A G G Baird  
Plt Off Anthony G Dudgeon Adjutant
Plt Off W L Rowbottom  

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt W V L Spendlove  4 Jan 1937 Arrived on posting, wef 17 Dec 1936 and assumed command of 'C' Flight
Fg Off Roy P H Carew 13 Feb 1937 Resigned his commission and departed for the UK
APO S A Ellaby 15 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting, wef 11 Mar 1937
Fg Off Norman C Jones 15 Mar 1937 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 15 Jan 1937
Flt Lt Norman C Jones 17 Mar 1937 Embarked at Karachi on posting to Home Establishment
Flt Lt R S Howe  1 Apr 1937 Posted to No 39 Sqn
Plt Off J C Betts  3 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 11 Mar 1937
Plt Off J H D Chapple  3 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 11 Mar 1937
APO D S Richardson  3 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 11 Mar 1937
APO G P Westropp-Bennett  3 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 11 Mar 1937
Fg Off David W H Gardner 31 May 1937 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 2 Apr 1937
Fg Off James W Buchanan 10 Jun 1937 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 23 Apr 1937
Flt Lt W V L Spendlove 21 Jun 1937 Attached to Aircraft Park, Lahore for flying instructional duties
Plt Off M P C Corkery  5 Jul 1937 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 19 Apr 1937
APO S A Ellaby  5 Jul 1937 Confirmed in his appointment and regraded as Plt Off, wef 23 Mar 1937
Flt Lt W V L Spendlove 12 Jul 1937 Attached to Aircraft Depot, Drigh Road for flying instructional duties
Plt Off Anthony G Dudgeon 12 Jul 1937 Attached to Aircraft Depot, Drigh Road for flying instructional duties

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1937

Date Notes
 1 Jan 1937 12 x aircraft departed on a long distance practice flight to Singapore
 7 Feb 1937 12 x aircraft departed Singapore on the return flight to Risalpur
11 Feb 1937 11 x aircraft arrived at Risalpur from Singapore, one aircraft having been damaged in Rangoon and returned by sea
xx May 1937 The Squadron Badge was authorised by HM King George VI*
No XI Squadron badge

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157), except*

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July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart RAF Risalpur RAF India/No 2 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Robert O Jones

 7 Sep 1936 Officer Commanding, later AM
Flt Lt David W H Gardner 27 Oct 1934  
Flt Lt James W Buchanan 14 Mar 1935  
Flt Lt W V L Spendlove 17 Dec 1936  
Fg Off M P C Corkery 14 Mar 1936  
Plt Off T S Jameson 14 Mar 1936  
Plt Off A G G Baird 14 Mar 1936  
Plt Off Anthony G Dudgeon 14 Mar 1936 later AVM
Plt Off W L Rowbottom 14 Mar 1936  
Plt Off J C Betts 11 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J H D Chapple 11 Mar 1937  
Plt Off S A Ellaby 11 Mar 1937  
APO D S Richardson 11 Mar 1937  
APO G P Westropp-Bennett 11 Mar 1937  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul - Dec 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off T S Jameson  4 Aug 1937 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 19 May 1937
Plt Off A G G Baird  4 Aug 1937 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 19 May 1937
Plt Off Anthony G Dudgeon  4 Aug 1937 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 14 Jun 1937
Plt Off W L Rowbottom  4 Aug 1937 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 14 Jun 1937
APO D S Richardson 27 Aug 1937 Confirmed in his appointment and regraded as Plt Off, wef 11 May 1937
APO G P Westropp-Bennett 27 Aug 1937 Confirmed in his appointment and regraded as Plt Off, wef 18 May 1937
Flt Lt W V L Spendlove 28 Sep 1937 Ceased to be attached to Aircraft Depot, Drigh Road for flying instructional duties
Fg Off A G G Baird  28 Sep 1937 Proceeded to Armament Training Camp, Drigh Road
Fg Off Anthony G Dudgeon  7 Oct 1937 Ceased to be attached to Aircraft Depot, Drigh Road for flying instructional duties
Flt Lt David W H Gardner 12 Oct 1937 Embarked at Karachi on posting to Home Establishment
Plt Off J H D Chapple 21 Oct 1937 Proceeded to Belgaum for Anti-Gas Course
APO A T Staveley  5 Dec 1937 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 21 Nov 1937
Flt Lt W V L Spendlove  9 Dec 1937 Posted to HQ, No 2 (Indian) Wing

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Organisational Movements: Jul - Dec 1937

Date Notes
 2 Nov 1937 Squadron proceeded to Armament Training Camp, Karachi
22 Nov 1937 Squadron returned from Armament Training Camp, Karachi

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Nominal Roll of Officers:  31 Dec 1937

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Robert O Jones

Officer Commanding, No 11 Sqn
Flt Lt James W Buchanan  
Fg Off M P C Corkery  
Fg Off T S Jameson  
Fg Off A G G Baird  
Fg Off Anthony G Dudgeon Adjutant
Fg Off W L Rowbottom  
Plt Off J C Betts  
Plt Off J H D Chapple  
Plt Off S A Ellaby  
Plt Off D S Richardson  
Plt Off G P Westropp-Bennett  
APO A T Staveley  
WO A F Fowles  

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Robert O Jones

 1 Jan 1938 Assumed temporary command on No 2 (Indian) Wing
Flt Lt James W Buchanan  1 Jan 1938 Assumed temporary command on No 11 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Robert O Jones

 8 Jan 1938 Resumed command on No 11 Sqn
Flt Lt James W Buchanan  8 Jan 1938 Relinquished temporary command on No 11 Sqn
Fg Off M P C Corkery 17 Feb 1938 Awarded a non-specialist Permanent Commission
Sqn Ldr

Robert O Jones

19 Feb 1938 Proceeded to Delhi for a conference
Fg Off Anthony G Dudgeon 19 Feb 1938 Assumed temporary command on No 11 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Robert O Jones

26 Feb 1938 Resumed command on No 11 Sqn
Fg Off Anthony G Dudgeon 26 Feb 1938 Relinquished temporary command on No 11 Sqn
Plt Off A G G Baird  1 May 1938 Assumed temporary command on No 11 Sqn
Fg Off Anthony G Dudgeon  1 Jun 1938 Assumed temporary command on No 11 Sqn
Fg Off T M Tinker  1 Jul 1938 Act Flt Lt, wef 14 Mar 1938
Fg Off M P C Corkery  1 Jul 1938 Act Flt Lt, wef 19 Apr 1938

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1938

Date Notes
 9 Apr 1938 9 x aircraft departed from RAF Risalpur on a reinforcement flight to Egypt
15 Apr 1938 9 x aircraft arrived at RAF Heliopolis
26 Apr 1938 9 x aircraft arrived at RAF Risalpur from RAF Heliopolis

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart RAF Risalpur RAF India/No 2 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Robert O Jones

 7 Sep 1936 Officer Commanding, later AM
Act Flt Lt M P C Corkery 14 Mar 1936  
Act Flt Lt T M Tinker 21 Jan 1838  
Fg Off A G G Baird 14 Mar 1936  
Fg Off Anthony G Dudgeon 14 Mar 1936 later AVM
Fg Off W L Rowbottom 14 Mar 1936  
Plt Off J C Betts 11 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J H D Chapple 11 Mar 1937  
Plt Off S A Ellaby 11 Mar 1937  
Plt Off D S Richardson 11 Mar 1937  
Plt Off G P Westropp-Bennett 11 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R D Williams 29 Mar 1938  
APO A T Staveley 21 Nov 1937  
APO J N Thornewill 29 Mar 1938  

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5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off W L Rowbottom 23 Jul 1938 Killed in a flying accident
Sqn Ldr

Robert O Jones

30 Jul 1938 Embarked  for the UK on posting to Home Establishment
Flt Lt M P C Corkery  1 Aug 1938 Assumed temporary command on No 11 Sqn
Fg Off Anthony G Dudgeon  1 Aug 1938 Relinquished temporary command on No 11 Sqn
Fg Off A G G Baird 18 Aug 1938 Promoted to act Flt Lt, wef 19 May 1938
Plt Off D S Richardson 31 Aug 1938 Died from injuries
APO J N Thornewill 14 Sep 1938 Confirmed in his appointment and regraded as Plt Off, wef 6 May 1938
APO A T Staveley 24 Sep 1938 Confirmed in his appointment, wef 1 Mar 1938 and regraded as Plt Off, wef 4 Jan 1938
Plt Off J C Betts 24 Sep 1938 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 27 Aug 1938
Plt Off J H D Chapple 24 Sep 1938 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 27 Aug 1938
Fg Off J H D Chapple 30 Sep 1938 Attached to the Aircraft Park in connection with possible mobilisation
1 x Sgt Plt and 2 x Air Gunners 30 Sep 1938 Attached to the Aircraft Park in connection with possible mobilisation
Plt Off S A Ellaby 30 Sep 1938 Posted to RAF Ambala in connection with possible mobilisation
Plt Off S A Ellaby  7 Oct 1938 Re-posted to No 11 Sqn from RAF Ambala
1 x Sgt Plt and 2 x Air Gunners  8 Oct 1938 Ceased to be attached to the Aircraft Park in connection with possible mobilisation
Fg Off J H D Chapple 10 Oct 1938 Ceased to be attached to the Aircraft Park in connection with possible mobilisation
Plt Off G P Westropp-Bennett 16 Oct 1938 Proceeded to Army School of Education, Belgaum for Anti-Gas Course
Plt Off S A Ellaby 31 Oct 1938 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 23 Oct 1938
Plt Off C O'Donoghue 23 Nov 1938 Posted to No 11 Sqn
APO J N Kentish 28 Nov 1938 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 5 Nov 1938

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Organisational Movements:  Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
 9 Apr 1938 9 x aircraft departed from RAF Risalpur on a reinforcement flight to Egypt
15 Apr 1938 9 x aircraft arrived at RAF Heliopolis
26 Apr 1938 9 x aircraft arrived at RAF Risalpur from RAF Heliopolis

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Nominal Roll of Officers:  31 Dec 1938

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr W V L Spendlove Officer Commanding, No 11 Sqn
Act Flt Lt T M Tinker Officer Commanding, 'C' Flight
Act Flt Lt A G G Baird Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Fg Off Anthony G Dudgeon Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Fg Off J H D Chapple Attached to Bomber Transport Flight
Fg Off J C Betts  
Fg Off S A Ellaby Adjutant
Plt Off G P Westropp-Bennett  
Plt Off A T Staveley  
Plt Off C O'Donoghue Detached to Armament Training Camp, Karachi
APO J N Kentish  

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart RAF Risalpur RAF India/No 2 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr W V L Spendlove 30 Jul 1938 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt M P C Corkery 14 Mar 1936  
Act Flt Lt T M Tinker 21 Jan 1938  
Act Flt Lt A G G Baird 14 Mar 1936  
Fg Off Anthony G Dudgeon 14 Mar 1936 later AVM
Fg Off W L Rowbottom 14 Mar 1936  
Fg Off J C Betts 11 Mar 1937  
Fg Off J H D Chapple 11 Mar 1937  
Fg Off S A Ellaby 11 Mar 1937  
Plt Off G P Westropp-Bennett 11 Mar 1937  
Plt Off A T Staveley 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J N Thornewill 29 Mar 1938  
APO J N Kentish  5 Nov 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
APO J N Kentish  3 Jan 1939 Confirmed in his appointment and regraded as Plt Off, wef 29 Nov 1938
APO G Rowbotham 12 Jan 1939 Arrived on posting from Middle East Command, wef 30 Dec 1938
APO T G Waymouth 12 Jan 1939 Arrived on posting from Middle East Command, wef 30 Dec 1938
Sgt Plt Bishop 15 Jan 1939 Posted to No 60 Sqn
Flt Sgt Plt Parsons  8 Feb 1939 Posted to the UK
Flt Sgt Plt Graham  8 Feb 1939 Posted to the UK
Fg Off Anthony G Dudgeon 21 Feb 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 28 Nov 1938
3 x NCO Plts 17 Mar 1939 Arrived on posting from the UK
APO T G Waymouth 27 Mar 1939 Confirmed in his appointment and regraded as Plt Off, wef 20 Dec 1938

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Nominal Roll of Officers and NCO Pilots:  1 Apr 1939

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr W V L Spendlove Officer Commanding, No 11 Sqn
Act Flt Lt T M Tinker Officer Commanding, 'C' Flight
Act Flt Lt A G G Baird Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Act Flt Lt Anthony G Dudgeon Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Fg Off J H D Chapple Attached to Bomber Transport Flight
Fg Off J C Betts  
Fg Off S A Ellaby Adjutant
Plt Off G P Westropp-Bennett  
Plt Off A T Staveley  
Plt Off C O'Donoghue  
APO J N Kentish  
Plt Off T G Waymouth  
APO G Rowbotham  
Sgt Plt Huggins  
Sgt Plt Birt  
Sgt Plt Bailey  
Sgt Plt Foad  
Sgt Plt Crossley  
Sgt Plt Gill  

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart RAF Risalpur RAF India/No 2 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr W V L Spendlove 30 Jul 1938 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt Anthony G Dudgeon 14 Mar 1936 later AVM
Act Flt Lt T M Tinker 21 Jan 1838  
Act Flt Lt A G G Baird 14 Mar 1936  
Fg Off J C Betts 11 Mar 1937  
Fg Off J H D Chapple 11 Mar 1937  
Fg Off S A Ellaby 11 Mar 1937  
Plt Off G P Westropp-Bennett 11 Mar 1937  
Plt Off A T Staveley 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J N Thornewill 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off J N Kentish  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off C O'Donoghue 23 Nov 1938  
Plt Off T G Waymouth 30 Dec 1939  
APO G Rowbotham 30 Dec 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart RAF Risalpur RAF India/No 2 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr W V L Spendlove 30 Jul 1938 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt Anthony G Dudgeon 14 Mar 1936 later AVM
Act Flt Lt T M Tinker 21 Jan 1838  
Act Flt Lt A G G Baird 14 Mar 1936  
Fg Off J C Betts 11 Mar 1937  
Fg Off J H D Chapple 11 Mar 1937  
Fg Off S A Ellaby 11 Mar 1937  
Plt Off G P Westropp-Bennett 11 Mar 1937  
Plt Off A T Staveley 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J N Thornewill 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off J N Kentish  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off C O'Donoghue 23 Nov 1938  
Plt Off T G Waymouth 30 Dec 1939  
APO G Rowbotham 30 Dec 1938  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Apr - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off G P Westropp-Bennett  3 Apr 1939 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 10 Jan 1939
APO G Rowbotham  3 Apr 1939 Confirmed in his appointment and regraded as Plt Off, wef  7 Mar 1939
Fg Off J C Betts 14 Apr 1939 Detached to RAF Hill Depot for duty as Assistant Adjutant
Fg Off S A Ellaby xx Jun 1939 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off G Rowbotham xx Jun 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Sqn Ldr W V L Spendlove 13 Jun 1939 Proceeded to RAF Ambala to undertake a twin-engined conversion course
Flt Lt Anthony G Dudgeon 13 Jun 1939 Proceeded to RAF Ambala to undertake a twin-engined conversion course
Fg Off S A Ellaby 13 Jun 1939 Proceeded to RAF Ambala to undertake a twin-engined conversion course
Fg Off J A W Lawrence xx Aug 1939 Attached from Aircraft Depot for reinforcement flight to Singapore
Sgt Plt Barry xx Aug 1939 Attached from No 60 Sqn for reinforcement flight to Singapore
Flt Lt T M Tinker 31 Aug 1939 Returned to India from RAF Tengah
Fg Off J C Betts 31 Aug 1939 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off A T Staveley  4 Sep 1939 Arrived at RAF Tengah after four months leave in the UK
Fg Off J A W Lawrence  4 Sep 1939 Loaned to No 39 Sqn
Flt Lt M Oxford  6 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from the Reserve for flying duties
Flt Lt M Oxford  9 Sep 1939 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Flt Lt M Oxford 23 Oct 1939 Posted to HQ RAF Far East
Fg Off J C Betts 23 Oct 1939 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off S A Ellaby 31 Oct 1939 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off J C Betts 12 Dec 1939 Attached to HQ No 2 Wing due to a dislocated shoulder

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Organisational Movements:  Apr - Dec 1939

Date Notes
30 Apr 1939 1st Party departed to Egypt to collect Blenheims
Bristol Blenheim of No 11 Squadron
20 Jul 1939 First Bristol Blenheim I departed RAF Heliopolis for RAF Risalpur
28 Jul 1939 Squadron fully equipped with Blenheims at RAF Risalpur
 5 Aug 1939 9 x aircraft departed from RAF Risalpur on a reinforcement flight to Singapore
 7 Aug 1939 8 x aircraft arrived at RAF Tengah, one having force landed in Calcutta en-route
19 Aug 1939 9th aircraft arrived at RAF Tengah, having force landed in Calcutta en-route
 9 Sep 1939 Squadron moved from RAF Tengah to RAF Kallang in Malaya

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Nominal Roll of Officers and NCO Pilots:  1 Jan 1940

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr W V L Spendlove Officer Commanding, No 11 Sqn
Flt Lt Anthony G Dudgeon Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Fg Off S A Ellaby Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Fg Off A T Staveley 'B' Flight
Plt Off C O'Donoghue 'B' Flight
Plt Off G Rowbotham Adjutant and 'A' Flight
Sgt Plt Bailey 'A' Flight
Sgt Plt Barry 'A' Flight
Sgt Plt Birt 'B' Flight
Sgt Plt Crossley 'B' Flight, under training

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off A T Staveley  4 Jan 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 4 Oct 1939
Sqn Ldr W V L Spendlove 15 Feb 1940 Departed on posting to India
Sqn Ldr Henry G Blair 15 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting from No 31 Sqn and assumed command
Plt Off C O'Donoghue 19 Feb 1940 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Plt Off G Rowbotham 19 Feb 1940 Assumed duties of Intelligence Officer in the Operations room
Fg Off A T Staveley 26 Mar 1940 Departed on appointment as ADC to the Governor of Straits Settlement
Fg Off J A W Lawrence  4 May 1940 Posted to No 11 Sqn for flying duties
Fg Off S A Ellaby  4 May 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 11 Jan 1940
Fg Off Blomfield  5 May 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Mann  5 May 1940 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr Henry G Blair  9 May 1940 Attached to HQ Middle East for Signals duties
Flt Lt S A Ellaby  9 May 1940 Assumed temporary command on No 11 Sqn
Plt Off G Rowbotham 19 May 1940 Arrived at Amabla from Akyab and joined ground party two days later
Flt Lt D C Smith  6 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 60 Sqn and assumed command of No 11 Sqn
Plt Off Herrtage 15 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from the Middle East
Plt Off Brocklebank 15 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from the Middle East
Plt Off Gudgeon 15 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from the Middle East
Act Flt Lt S A Ellaby 26 Jul 1940 Declared unfit for flying duties due to Eye Strain
Flt Lt P Stevens 19 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 39 Sqn and assumed command of No 11 Sqn
Flt Lt D C Smith 19 Aug 1940 Posted to No 8 Sqn
Plt Off Moore & crew 23 Aug 1940 Transferred from No 39 Sqn
Sgt Thornton & crew 23 Aug 1940 Transferred from No 39 Sqn
Flt Lt P Stevens 23 Aug 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr, wef 19 Aug 1940
Fg Off S A Ellaby 26 Aug 1940 Posted to SHQ, RAF Sheikh Othman for duty as Adjutant
Plt Off M K Holland 23 Sep 1940 Attached from No 203 Sqn (also 1 x observer and 1 x air gunner)
Plt Off M K Holland  7 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 203 Sqn on posting to No 11 Sqn
Plt Off R H K Coombes 29 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 8 Sqn
Plt Off M K Holland 17 Nov 1940 Posted to Egypt
Flt Lt J A W Lawrence  5 Dec 1940 Attached to No 55 Sqn with detachment of three Blenheims
Plt Off Darling 12 Dec 1940 Relinquished duties of Adjutant on joining the detachment with No 55 Sqn
Plt Off R H K Coombes 12 Dec 1940 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off G Rowbotham 31 Dec 1940 Assumed command of the detachment with No 55 Sqn
Flt Lt J A W Lawrence 31 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 55 Sqn on return to RAF Helwan

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

Organisational Movements:  Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
17 Apr 1940 Squadron departed from RAF Kallang for the return to India in three flights of three
20 Apr 1940 8 x aircraft arrived at RAF Lahore, one having remained at Akyab requiring an engine change
 5 May 1940 8 x aircraft departed RAF Lahore for Karachi where an extra aircraft was taken on charge
 6 May 1940 Squadron departed Karachi for Egypt via Jiwani, Sharjah, Bahrein, Shaibah, Habbaniya and Lydda
 9 May 1940 Squadron arrived at Ismailia
Due to the lack of ground personnel, who were still in transit from Singapore to India, the squadron was split into three flights, each being attached to other Blenheim squadrons as follows: -

'A' Flight - No 113 Sqn at RAF Heliopolis

'B' Flight - No 55 Sqn at RAF Ismailia

'C' Flight - No 30 Sqn at RAF Ismailia

 1 Jun 1940 Ground Party departed Lahore for Bombay
 3 Jun 1940 Ground Party arrived in Bombay
 4 Jun 1940 Ground Party departed Bombay for Egypt
10 Jun 1940 Ground Party arrived in Aden and ordered to disembark and moved to Sheikh Othman
15 Jun 1940 5 x aircraft departed Egypt and landed at Port Sudan
16 Jun 1940 5 x aircraft departed Port Sudan and arrived at Sheikh Othman
29 Nov 1940 1st Air Party (5 x aircraft) departed RAF Sheikh Othman for Port Sudan via Kameran Island
29 Nov 1940 1st Air Party (5 x aircraft) departed Port Sudan for Wadi Halfa
 1 Dec 1940 1st Air Party (5 x aircraft) departed Wadi Halfa and arrived at RAF Helwan
 2 Dec 1940 Sea Party departed RAF Sheikh Othman for Steamer Point and embarked on HMS Chantala
 3 Dec 1940 HMS Chantala set sail
 5 Dec 1940 Detachment (3 x aircraft) proceeded to Fuka and attached to No 55 Sqn
 9 Dec 1940 HMS Chantala docked in Port Tewfiq.  Sea Party disembarked and entrained for RAF Helwan

Source - No 11 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/157)

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