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No 13 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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Organisational Movements: Apr - May 1924

Date Notes
 1 April 1924 The squadron reformed at RAF Kenley from the Signals Co-operation Flight, equipped with Bristol F2Bs
Bristol F2B

Source - 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

May 1924

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt James A G Haslam  1 Feb 1924 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off Eric Wormell  1 Feb 1924  
Fg Off Harry MacMillan  1 Feb 1924  
Fg Off Archibald H Stirling  9 Mar 1924  
Fg Off Douglas G Brodie 18 Mar 1924  

Source - May 1924 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: May 1924 - Jan 1925

Date Notes
30 May 1924 Moved to RAF Andover

Source - 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

January 1925

Source - January 1925 Air Force List

February 1925

Source - February 1925 Air Force List

March 1925

Source - March 1925 Air Force List

April 1925

Source - April 1925 Air Force List

May 1925

Source - May 1925 Air Force List

June 1925

Source - June 1925 Air Force List

July 1925

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Cecil C Durston 23 May 1924 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Christopher T Pilkington 14 Aug 1924 AFC
Flt Lt Henry G W Lock 30 Sep 1924 DFC
Flt Lt William E Theak 17 Apr 1925 later AVM
Fg Off Archibald C Heaven  6 Jun 1924 MC
Fg Off Eric Wormell  1 Feb 1924  
Fg Off Francis J Phillips 15 Aug 1924  
Fg Off James T O'Brien-Saint 20 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Harry MacMillan  1 Feb 1924  
Fg Off Charles E Stuart  2 Nov 1924  
Fg Off John H Tanner 26 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Douglas G Brodie 18 Mar 1924  
Fg Off Owen V Lee 14 Aug 1924  
Fg Off George C B Bernard-Smith 23 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Henry L R Gough  1 Dec 1924  
Plt Off Henry T R Cripps 15 Dec 1924  
Plt Off Guy H Jennings-Bramley 15 Dec 1924  
Plt Off Jack C Macey 15 Dec 1924  
Plt Off John F Nicholas 15 Dec 1924  
Plt Off Charles F Steventon 15 Dec 1924  
Plt Off James Warburton 31 Jul 1924 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Leslie R W Tillard 31 Jul 1924  
Plt Off George B Beardsworth 17 Dec 1924 later AVM
Plt Off Norman S Allinson 17 Dec 1924 later AVM
Accountant Branch
Fg Off William F Barrell 23 Jun 1924  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Cecil G J Nichollls 24 May 1925 MB

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

March 1926

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Cecil C Durston 23 May 1924 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Christopher T Pilkington 14 Aug 1924 AFC
Flt Lt Henry G W Lock 30 Sep 1924 DFC
Flt Lt William E Theak 17 Apr 1925 later AVM
Fg Off Eric Wormell  1 Feb 1924  
Fg Off Francis J Phillips 15 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Frank W Wrench  7 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Harry MacMillan  1 Feb 1924  
Fg Off Charles E Stuart  2 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Douglas G Brodie 18 Mar 1924  
Fg Off Owen V Lee 14 Aug 1924  
Fg Off George C B Bernard-Smith 23 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Henry L R Gough  1 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Archibald C Heaven  6 Jun 1924 MC
Fg Off Archibald R Hamilton 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off John H Powle 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Charles H Tighe 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off John F Nicholas 15 Dec 1924  
Fg Off James Warburton 31 Jul 1924 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Leslie R W Tillard 31 Jul 1924  
Plt Off Alfred O Pollard 17 Aug 1925 VC, MC, DCM
Plt Off Reginald G M Hill 17 Aug 1925  
Plt Off Frederick C Rowland 17 Aug 1925  
Plt Off Hugh C Macphail 17 Aug 1925  
Plt Off George B Beardsworth 17 Dec 1924 later AVM
Plt Off Norman S Allinson 17 Dec 1924 later AVM
Plt Off Alan D Gilmore 30 Jul 1925 later AVM
Plt Off Henry W Pearson-Rogers 16 Dec 1925  
Stores Branch
Plt Off George H Doveton 17 Nov 1925  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off William F Barrell 23 Jun 1924  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Cecil C Durston 23 May 1924 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Christopher T Pilkington 14 Aug 1924 AFC
Flt Lt Henry G W Lock 30 Sep 1924 DFC
Flt Lt William E Theak 17 Apr 1925 later AVM
Fg Off Eric Wormell  1 Feb 1924  
Fg Off Francis J Phillips 15 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Frank W Wrench  7 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Harry MacMillan  1 Feb 1924  
Fg Off Charles E Stuart  2 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Douglas G Brodie 18 Mar 1924  
Fg Off Owen V Lee 14 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Theodore H J Wright 29 Mar 1926 Lt, Seaforth Highlanders, killed in a flying accident - 16 Aug 1926
Fg Off Henry L R Gough  1 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Archibald R Hamilton 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Mounteney Kortright 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off John H Powle 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Charles H Tighe 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Alexander G Boon 15 Jun 1926  
Fg Off John F Nicholas 15 Dec 1924  
Fg Off James Warburton 31 Jul 1924 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Leslie R W Tillard 31 Jul 1924  
Fg Off Alfred O Pollard 17 Aug 1925 VC, MC, DCM
Plt Off Frederick C Rowland 17 Aug 1925  
Plt Off Hugh C Macphail 17 Aug 1925  
Plt Off George B Beardsworth 17 Dec 1924 later AVM
Plt Off Norman S Allinson 17 Dec 1924 later AVM
Plt Off Verney T Norwood 15 Feb 1926  
Plt Off Pascoe E Grenfell 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Francis S Hodder 29 Jun 1926  
Plt Off John W Stokes 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Alan D Gilmore 30 Jul 1925 later AVM
Plt Off Henry W Pearson-Rogers 16 Dec 1925  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Richard T Rich  1 Apr 1926  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off William F Barrell 23 Jun 1924  

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

The Squadron ORB only begins in October 1926

Personnel Movements: Oct - Dec 1926

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Henry I Hanmer  1 Oct 1926 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 13 Sqn
Wg Cdr Cecil C Durston 16 Nov 1926 Relinquished command of No 13 Sqn on posting to HQ No 21 Group
Sqn Ldr Henry I Hanmer 16 Nov 1926 Assumed command of No 13 Sqn

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

December 1926

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Henry I Hanmer  1 Oct 1926 Officer Commanding, assumed command on 16 Nov 1926
Flt Lt Henry G W Lock 30 Sep 1924 DFC
Flt Lt William E Theak 17 Apr 1925 later AVM
Fg Off Eric Wormell  1 Feb 1924  
Fg Off Francis J Phillips 15 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Frank W Wrench  7 Oct 1925 Signals duties
Fg Off Douglas G Brodie 18 Mar 1924  
Fg Off Archibald R Hamilton 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Mounteney Kortright 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off John H Powle 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Charles H Tighe 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Alexander G Boon 15 Jun 1926 Lt, Royal Scots,
Fg Off John F Nicholas 15 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Philip N R Hallward 13 Aug 1926  
Fg Off James Warburton 31 Jul 1924 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Leslie R W Tillard 31 Jul 1924  
Fg Off Alfred O Pollard 17 Aug 1925 VC, MC, DCM
Fg Off Frederick C Rowland 17 Aug 1925  
Fg Off Hugh C Macphail 17 Aug 1925  
Fg Off George B Beardsworth 17 Dec 1924 later AVM
Fg Off Norman S Allinson 17 Dec 1924 later AVM
Plt Off Verney T Norwood 15 Feb 1926  
Plt Off Pascoe E Grenfell 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Francis S Hodder 29 Jun 1926  
Plt Off John W Stokes 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Alan D Gilmore 30 Jul 1925 later AVM
Plt Off Colin A Anderson  9 Nov 1926  
Plt Off Lionel G Gray  9 Nov 1926  
Plt Off Frank J Parker  9 Nov 1926  
Plt Off Leslie C Philips  9 Nov 1926  
Plt Off Henry W Pearson-Rogers 16 Dec 1925  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Richard T Rich  1 Apr 1926  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off William F Barrell 23 Jun 1924  

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Dec 1926 - Jul 1927

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr George R A Deacon  3 Apr 1927 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 13 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Henry I Hanmer 13 Apr 1927 Relinquished command of No 13 Sqn on posting
Sqn Ldr George R A Deacon 13 Apr 1927 Assumed command of No 13 Sqn

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

Organisational Movements: Dec 1926 - Jul 1927

Date Notes
19 Apr 1927 'B' Flight proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for annual Armament Practice Camp
 5 May 1927 'B' Flight returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of annual Armament Practice Camp
 5 May 1927 'A' Flight proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for annual Armament Practice Camp
19 May 1927 'A' Flight returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of annual Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

July 1927

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr George R A Deacon  2 Apr 1927 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt William E Theak 17 Apr 1925 later AVM
Flt Lt Paul R T J M I C Chamberlayne 10 Jun 1927 AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Cyril G C Sullivan 15 Dec 1927 Signals duties
Fg Off Alexander G Boon 15 Jun 1926 Lt, Royal Scots
Fg Off John F Nicholas 15 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Philip N R Hallward 13 Aug 1926  
Fg Off James Warburton 31 Jul 1924 later A/Cdre
Fg Off George B Beardsworth 17 Dec 1924 Armament duties; later AVM
Fg Off Norman S Allinson 17 Dec 1924 later AVM
Fg Off Herbert D Gunton 14 Dec 1926  
Fg Off Francis S Hodder 29 Jun 1926  
Fg Off John W Stokes 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off William H Shorter 20 Apr 1927  
Plt Off Colin A Anderson  9 Nov 1926  
Plt Off Lionel G Gray  9 Nov 1926  
Plt Off Frank J Parker  9 Nov 1926  
Plt Off Leslie C Philips  9 Nov 1926  
Plt Off Walter J Pickard 20 Apr 1927  
Plt Off Reginald H Donkin 14 Dec 1926  
Plt Off Selwyn H C Gray 14 Dec 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Edwin S Baverstock 11 May 1927  
Plt Off Cedric H Hockly 17 May 1927  
Plt Off Leonard T Keens 17 May 1927  
Plt Off Bernard F O Smith 23 May 1927  
Plt Off William R Baird 21 May 1927  
Plt Off John C A Johnson 11 Dec 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Archibald M Watts-Read 11 Dec 1926  
Plt Off John Marson 11 Dec 1926 later AVM
Accountant Branch
Fg Off William F Barrell 23 Jun 1924  

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1927 - Jul 1928

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off William H Shorter 18 Jul 1927 Killed in a flying accident
AC Rogers 18 Jul 1927 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off Alexander G Boon  1 Aug 1927 killed in a flying accident
LAC Vincent  1 Aug 1927 killed in a flying accident
Sqn Ldr Hugh H MacL Fraser  8 Aug 1927 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 13 Sqn
Sqn Ldr George R A Deacon  4 Oct 1927 Relinquished command of No 13 Sqn on posting
Sqn Ldr Hugh H MacL Fraser  4 Oct 1927 Assumed command of No 13 Sqn

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1927 - Jul 1928

Date Notes
 1 Aug 1927 Squadron moved to Manston to work with 4th Division
17 Aug 1927 First Armstrong Whitworth Atlas received pending re-equipment
Atlas
22 Sep 1927 Squadron returned to Andover
xx Jan 1928 Re-equipment with Atlas aircraft completed
17 Apr 1928 'A' Flight proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for annual Armament Practice Camp
 4 May 1928 'B' Flight proceeded to RA Practice Camp, Okehampton
 4 May 1928 Squadron HQ moved to RAF Odiham
 5 May 1928 'A' Flight moved to RAF Odiham from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of annual Armament Practice Camp
 5 May 1928 'C' Flight proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for annual Armament Practice Camp
23 May 1928 'C' Flight moved to RAF Odiham from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of annual Armament Practice Camp
27 May 1928 'B' Flight proceeded from Okehampton to RAF Sutton Bridge for annual Armament Practice Camp
16 Jun 1928 'B' Flight moved to RAF Odiham from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of annual Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

July 1928

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Hugh H MacL Fraser  8 Aug 1927 Officer Commanding; later AVM
Flt Lt William E Theak 17 Apr 1925 later AVM
Flt Lt Paul R T J M I C Chamberlayne 10 Jun 1927 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Ralph E Meek 20 Apr 1928 Signals duties
Flt Lt Ruthven M C Macfarlane 17 Apr 1927  
Fg Off Archibald R Hamilton  4 May 1928  
Fg Off John F Nicholas 15 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Philip N R Hallward 13 Aug 1926  
Fg Off Norman S Allinson 17 Dec 1924 later AVM
Fg Off Herbert D Gunton 14 Dec 1926  
Fg Off Pascoe E Grenfell  1 Nov 1927  
Fg Off Thomas M Abraham 21 Jun 1927  
Fg Off Vernon D Morshead 22 Aug 1927 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Douglas S King 22 Aug 1927  
Plt Off Edwin S Baverstock 11 May 1927  
Plt Off Archibald M Watts-Read 11 Dec 1926  
Plt Off John Marson 11 Dec 1926 Armament duties; later AVM
Plt Off Geoffrey A G Johnson 19 Dec 1927  
Plt Off Geoffrey W Monk 20 Feb 1928  
Plt Off Robert G Forbes 20 Feb 1928  
Plt Off de Lancy Cooke 30 Jul 1927  
Plt Off Roy J O Bartlett 30 Jul 1927  
Plt Off John S Dewar 17 Dec 1927  
Plt Off Reginald C Field 17 Dec 1927 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off

Harold D Jackman

 1 Nov 1927 later AM
Plt Off Howard W Penney 20 Apr 1928 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Harold A Murton 21 Feb 1928  

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Hugh H MacL Fraser  8 Aug 1927 Officer Commanding; later AVM
Flt Lt William E Theak 17 Apr 1925 later AVM
Flt Lt Paul R T J M I C Chamberlayne 10 Jun 1927 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Ralph E Meek 20 Apr 1928 Signals duties
Flt Lt Ruthven M C Macfarlane 17 Apr 1927  
Fg Off Archibald R Hamilton  4 May 1928  
Fg Off John F Nicholas 15 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Philip N R Hallward 13 Aug 1926  
Fg Off Norman S Allinson 17 Dec 1924 later AVM
Fg Off Herbert D Gunton 14 Dec 1926  
Fg Off Pascoe E Grenfell  1 Nov 1927  
Fg Off Thomas M Abraham 21 Jun 1927  
Fg Off Vernon D Morshead 22 Aug 1927 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Douglas S King 22 Aug 1927  
Fg Off Archibald M Watts-Read 11 Dec 1926  
Fg Off John Marson 11 Dec 1926 Armament duties; later AVM
Plt Off Edwin S Baverstock 11 May 1927  
Plt Off Geoffrey A G Johnson 19 Dec 1927  
Plt Off Geoffrey W Monk 20 Feb 1928  
Plt Off Robert G Forbes 20 Feb 1928  
Plt Off Edward S Bateman 18 Jun 1928  
Plt Off Denis Dickson 18 Jun 1928  
Plt Off Walter R Munro Higgs 18 Jun 1928  
Plt Off de Lancy Cooke 30 Jul 1927  
Plt Off Roy J O Bartlett 30 Jul 1927  
Plt Off John S Dewar 17 Dec 1927  
Plt Off Reginald C Field 17 Dec 1927 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Richard A Sprague 28 Jul 1928  
Stores Branch
Fg Off

Harold D Jackman

 1 Nov 1927 later AM
Plt Off Howard W Penney 20 Apr 1928 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Harold A Murton 21 Feb 1928  

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Aug 1928 - Jul 1929

Date Notes
20 Aug 1928 Squadron moved from RAF Odiham to Milton Gate Camp, Wilmington, Sussex
24 Sep 1928 Squadron returned to RAF Andover
 2 Apr 1929 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for annual Armament Practice Camp
19 Apr 1929 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge to RAF Odiham for Summer Camp

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

Source - 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

July 1929

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Hugh H MacL Fraser  8 Aug 1927 Officer Commanding; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Colin S Richardson 24 Aug 1928 Signals duties
Flt Lt Edmond H Searle 22 Apr 1929  
Flt Lt Paul R T J M I C Chamberlayne 10 Jun 1927 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Henry R F Baxter  4 Mar 1929 Armament duties
Fg Off Charles H Tighe  1 Dec 1928  
Fg Off Philip N R Hallward 13 Aug 1926  
Fg Off Norman S Allinson 17 Dec 1924 later AVM
Fg Off Vivian S Bazalgette 12 Nov 1928  
Fg Off Pascoe E Grenfell  1 Nov 1927  
Fg Off Thomas M Abraham 21 Jun 1927  
Fg Off Vernon D Morshead 22 Aug 1927 Photographic duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Geoffrey F Simond  1 Sep 1928  
Fg Off Jack E Markby  1 Sep 1928  
Fg Off James C B Tizling  1 Sep 1928  
Fg Off John E M Bainbridge 15 Dec 1928  
Plt Off Alaister Le R S Upton  1 Sep 1928  
Plt Off John S Dewar 17 Dec 1927  
Plt Off Reginald C Field 17 Dec 1927 Photographic duties; later A/Cdre
Plt Off William R C Wilkins 15 Dec 1928  
Plt Off Bernard W Figgins 15 Dec 1928  
Plt Off Frank R Balfour  2 Apr 1929  
Plt Off Richard A Sprague 28 Jul 1928  
Plt Off Henry G Richards 15 Dec 1928  
Plt Off Joseph H Manning-Fox 15 Dec 1928  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Howard W Penney 20 Apr 1928 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Lewis Chegwiddon 10 Feb 1929  

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off James C B Tizling 17 Oct 1929 Seriously injured in an air collision in Atlas, J9045
Sqn Ldr

John B Cole-Hamilton

 1 Nov 1929 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 13 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Hugh H MacL Fraser 18 Nov 1929 Relinquished command of No 13 Sqn but remained as supernumerary
Sqn Ldr

John B Cole-Hamilton

18 Nov 1929 Assumed command of No 13 Sqn

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Date Notes
19 Aug 1929 Squadron, less 'C' Flight, returned to RAF Andover
31 Aug 1929 'C' Flight returned to RAF Andover
23 Sep 1929 Squadron commenced moving to RAF Netheravon
28 Sep 1929 Squadron completed its move from RAF Andover to RAF Netheravon
31 Mar 1930 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for annual Armament Practice Camp
25 Apr 1930 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of annual Armament Practice Camp
19 May 1930 Squadron moved from RAF Netheravon to RAF Odiham for Mobilisation Exercise
27 May 1930 Squadron conducted first move of Mobilisation Exercise from RAF Odiham to RAF Northolt
30 May 1930 Squadron conducted second move of Mobilisation Exercise from RAF Northolt to RAF Henlow
 1 Jun 1930 Squadron conducted third move of Mobilisation Exercise from RAF Henlow to RAF Bicester
 2 Jun 1930 Squadron returned to RAF Odiham on completion of  Mobilisation Exercise

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

July 1930

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John B Cole-Hamilton

 1 Nov 1929 Officer Commanding; later AVM
Flt Lt

William E Theak

31 Aug 1929 Signals duties; later AVM
Flt Lt Edmond H Searle 22 Apr 1929  
Flt Lt

Leonard de V Chisman

 1 May 1930 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

William A D Brook

 8 Jul 1929 later AVM
Fg Off Pascoe E Grenfell  1 Nov 1927  
Fg Off Thomas M Abraham 21 Jun 1927 Armament duties
Fg Off Vernon D Morshead 22 Aug 1927 Photographic duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Geoffrey F Simond  1 Sep 1928  
Fg Off John E M Bainbridge 15 Dec 1928  
Fg Off William R C Wilkins 15 Dec 1928  
Fg Off Roderick Jones 14 Aug 1929  
Fg Off Gerrard J C Paul 12 Feb 1930 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Alexander F Powell  3 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Francis J St G Braithwaite 12 Feb 1930 later AVM
Fg Off Harold B Collins  4 Mar 1930  
Fg Off Denis H F Barnett  4 Mar 1930 later ACM
Plt Off Herbert R Collins  3 Sep 1929  
Plt Off Frederick E Abbott 14 Dec1929  
Plt Off James S Douglas 14 Dec1929  
Plt Off Gerald B Keily  4 Mar 1930 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Geoffrey Farnhill  1 Apr 1930  
Plt Off Maxwell E M Perkins  1 Apr 1930 later AVM
Plt Off Eric H Coleman  1 Apr 1930  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Arthur E Haes  6 Mar 1930  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Lewis Chegwiddon 10 Feb 1929  

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

August 1930

Source - August 1930 Air Force List

September 1930

Source - September 1930 Air Force List

October 1930

Source - October 1930 Air Force List

November 1930

Source - November 1930 Air Force List

December 1930

Source - December 1930 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1930 - Jul 1931

Date Notes
 1 Sep 1930 Squadron returned to RAF Netheravon from RAF Odiham
 7 Sep 1930 Squadron moved to RAF Andover for Divisional Manoeuvres
19 Sep 1930 Squadron returned to RAF Netheravon on completion of Divisional Manoeuvres
18 May 1931 Squadron proceeded to RAF Odiham for Summer Training Season

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Atlas RAF Netheravon

Temporarily detached to RAF Odiham

Inland Area/No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John B Cole-Hamilton

 1 Nov 1929 Officer Commanding; later AVM
Flt Lt

Colin P Brown

 1 Feb 1931 Signals duties, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt

Leonard de V Chisman

 1 May 1930 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

William A D Brook

 8 Jul 1929 later AVM
Flt Lt Guy N J Stanley-Turner 10 Dec 1930  
Fg Off Ernest L J Rowe 21 Oct 1930 Photographic duties
Fg Off George R Weighill 30 Oct 1930 Armament duties
Fg Off Geoffrey F Simond  1 Sep 1928  
Fg Off John E M Bainbridge 15 Dec 1928  
Fg Off William R C Wilkins 15 Dec 1928  
Fg Off Francis J St G Braithwaite 12 Feb 1930 later AVM
Fg Off Denis H F Barnett  4 Mar 1930 later ACM
Fg Off Alexander F Powell  3 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Herbert R Collins  3 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Thomas B Cooper  8 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Maxwell E M Perkins  1 Apr 1930 later AVM
Fg Off Geoffrey Farnhill  1 Apr 1930  
Fg Off John M Waddell 17 Jun 1930  
Fg Off Douglas W Lydall 17 Jun 1930  
Fg Off Harold G Adams  9 Sep 1930  
Plt Off Charles A Washer  9 Sep 1930  
Plt Off Basil P Reynolds 23 Dec 1930  
Plt Off Charles E Littler 26 Jul 1930  
Plt Off Robert B Dashper 26 Jul 1930  
Stores Branch
Fg Off George H Doveton 13 Mar 1931  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Lewis Chegwiddon 10 Feb 1929  
Supernumerary on disbandment of No 1 FTS
Stores Branch
Flt Lt

Eric L Ridley

 1 Feb 1931 later A/Cdre
Medical Branch
Sqn Ldr Arthur J O Wigmore  1 Feb1931 MB, ChB, MRCS, LRCP

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1931 - Jul 1932

Date Notes
 8 Aug 1931 Squadron returned from RAF Odiham on completion of Summer Training Season
xx May 1932 Squadron began re-equipment with Hawker Audaxes
Audax of No 13 Squadron
29 Jul 1932 Re-equipment completed

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

July 1932

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John W Jones

 9 Nov 1931 Officer Commanding; later ACM
Flt Lt Herbert L Rough  7 Mar 1932  
Flt Lt

Colin P Brown

 1 Feb 1931 Signals duties, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt

Leonard de V Chisman

 1 May 1930 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Harold Thomas  5 May 1932  
Fg Off William R C Wilkins 15 Dec 1928  
Fg Off Herbert R Collins  3 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Frederick C Tracey  8 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Maxwell E M Perkins  1 Apr 1930 later AVM
Fg Off Geoffrey Farnhill  1 Apr 1930  
Fg Off Douglas W Lydall 17 Jun 1930  
Fg Off Howard Ford  8 Sep 1931 later AVM
Fg Off John G G Moore  8 Mar 1932  
Plt Off Herbert L Andrews 29 Dec 1931  
Plt Off Walter R Farley 29 Dec 1931  
Plt Off George Hinckley 29 Dec 1931  
Plt Off Ian V Hue-Williams 29 Dec 1931  
Plt Off John M Warfield 29 Dec 1931 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Rupert V Bucknell  8 Mar 1932  
Plt Off Jasper G Cardale  9 Sep 1931  
Plt Off Geoffrey H O Mills 19 Dec 1931  
Stores Branch
Fg Off George H Doveton 13 Mar 1931  

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1932 - Jun 1933

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off John N Jefferson 29 Aug 1932 Arrived on posting
Plt Off G A Bartlett 29 Aug 1932 Arrived on posting
Plt Off R B Young 29 Aug 1932 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Robert W Hay 18 Sep 1932 Arrived on posting
Fg Off John G G Moore  3 Oct 1932 Posed to Flying Boat Course, RAF Calshot
Fg Off George Hinckley  3 Oct 1932 Posted to No 208 Sqn
Fg Off Rupert V Bucknell  4 Oct 1932 Posted to No 5 Sqn
Plt Off Geoffrey H O Mills  4 Oct 1932 Posted to No 5 Sqn
Fg Off Douglas W Lydall 24 Nov 1932 Posted to No 4 Sqn
Plt Off George E Valentine 19 Dec 1932 Arrived on posting
Plt Off George P Woodhouse 19 Dec 1932 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Alec P S Wills 19 Dec 1932 Arrived on posting
Lt (RA) P T R U Bassett 20 Dec 1932 Ceased to be attached for duty as SAO
Fg Off William R C Wilkins 31 Dec 1932 Transferred to RAFO
Plt Off Philip R Robinson 16 Jan 1933 Arrived on posting from RAF College, Cranwell, wef 17 Dec 1932
Plt Off Alfonso R G Bax 16 Jan 1933 Arrived on posting from RAF College, Cranwell, wef 17 Dec 1932
Flt Lt

Allen Hesketh

16 Jan 1933 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant and attached to School of Photography
Lt (RA) R C S Hall 23 Jan 1933 Attached for duty as SAO
Fg Off George Blinman 30 Jan 1933 Arrived on posting for duty as Stores Officer
Flt Lt Thomas Humble  2 Feb 1933 Arrived on posting, wef 30 Jan 1933
Fg Off George H Doveton  3 Feb 1933 Stores Officer, posted to SHQ, RAF Andover
Flt Lt

Leonard de V Chisman

 5 Feb 1933 Posted to the Air Armament School, RAF Eastchurch
Plt Off R B Young  7 Feb 1933 Posted to India
Fg Off Lawrence E Chiswell 15 Feb 1933 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Neill C Ogilvie-Forbes  1 Apr 1933 Arrived on posting from Special Duties List for duty as Adjutant
Sqn Ldr Herbert L Rough  7 Mar 1932 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 13 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

John W Jones

 1 Apr 1933 Relinquished command of No 13 Sqn on posting to No 208 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Herbert L Rough  1 Apr 1933 Assumed command of No 13 Sqn
Lt C Clifton  6 May 1933 Arrived on attachment for duty as ILO (1st Ox & Bucks LI)
Flt Lt

Allen Hesketh

 7 May 1933 Assumed command of 'A' Flight

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Date Notes
20 Aug 1932 Squadron moved to RAF Odiham for Brigade Training
20 Sep 1932 Squadron returned to RAF Netheravon from RAF Odiham
25 Mar 1933 Squadron proceeded to No 2 ATC, RAF North Coates Fitties for annual Armament Practice Camp
23 May 1933 Squadron proceeded to RAF Odiham for Summer Training Season
19 Jun 1933 Squadron returned from RAF Odiham on completion of Summer Training Season

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

July 1933

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Herbert L Rough  7 Mar 1932 Officer Commanding (from 1 Apr 1933)
Flt Lt Thomas Humble 30 Jan 1933 'B' Flight Commander
Flt Lt

Allen Hesketh

16 Jan 1933 'A' Flight Commander, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Neill C Ogilvie-Forbes  1 Apr 1933 Adjutant, later AVM
Flt Lt Harold Thomas  5 May 1932  
Flt Lt Adrian H W J Cocks 10 Jul 1932 Signals duties
Fg Off Jack M Israel 20 Sep 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Herbert R Collins  3 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Frederick C Tracey  8 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Lawrence E Chiswell 15 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Clifford J Hansford 12 Dec 1932  
Fg Off George E Valentine 19 Dec 1932  
Fg Off Nigel C Walker 11 Jul 1932  
Fg Off John N Jefferson 29 Aug 1932  
Fg Off Herbert L Andrews 29 Dec 1931  
Fg Off John M Warfield 29 Dec 1931 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Jasper G Cardale  9 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Robert W Hay 18 Sep 1932  
Plt Off Alec P S Wills 19 Dec 1932  
Plt Off George P Woodhouse 19 Dec 1932  
Plt Off Philip R Robinson 17 Dec 1932  
Plt Off Alfonso R G Bax 17 Dec 1932  
Stores Branch
Fg Off George Blinman 30 Jan 1933  
Warrant Officers
WO William Lodge 14 Dec 1931  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Percy R Pike 29 Dec 1931 DCM
WO II Frederick A Coombs 22 Jan 1933  
WO II Arthur E L Worster  9 Dec 1931  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1933 - Jan 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Jack M Israel 29 Jun 1933 Transferred to RAFO
Flt Lt

William C Cooper  

24 Jul 1933 Arrived on posting from Cambridge UAS for Signals duties
Flt Lt Adrian H W J Cocks  8 Aug 1933 Posted to Special Duties List  for Signals duties at RAE
Flt Lt Thomas Humble 24 Aug 1933 Posted to No 16 Sqn
Flt Lt

Arthur F Hutton

24 Aug 1933 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Fg Off Herbert R Collins 14 Sep 1933 Transferred to RAFO
Fg Off Jasper G Cardale 29 Sep 1933 Posted to Coast Defence Flight, RAF Gosport
Flt Lt Harold Thomas  3 Jan 1934 Transferred to RAFO

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1933 - Jan 1934

Date Notes
24 Jul 1933 Squadron moved to RAF Odiham for Brigade Training
26 Aug 1933 Squadron returned to RAF Netheravon from RAF Odiham

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

January 1934

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Herbert L Rough  7 Mar 1932 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

Allen Hesketh

16 Jan 1933 'A' Flight Commander, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Neill C Ogilvie-Forbes  1 Apr 1933 later AVM
Flt Lt

Arthur F Hutton

24 Aug 1933 'B' Flight Commander, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Harold Thomas  5 May 1932  
Flt Lt

William C Cooper  

25 Jul 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Frederick C Tracey  8 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Lawrence E Chiswell 15 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Clifford J Hansford 12 Dec 1932  
Fg Off George E Valentine 19 Dec 1932  
Fg Off Nigel C Walker 11 Jul 1932  
Fg Off John N Jefferson 29 Aug 1932  
Fg Off Herbert L Andrews 29 Dec 1931  
Fg Off John M Warfield 29 Dec 1931 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Robert W Hay 18 Sep 1932  
Fg Off George P Woodhouse 19 Dec 1932  
Fg Off Alec P S Wills 19 Dec 1932  
Plt Off Philip R Robinson 17 Dec 1932  
Plt Off Alfonso R G Bax 17 Dec 1932  
Stores Branch
Fg Off George Blinman 30 Jan 1933  
Warrant Officers
WO William Lodge 14 Dec 1931  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Percy R Pike 29 Dec 1931 DCM
WO II Arthur E L Worster  9 Dec 1931  
WO II Winfred G P Watling  6 Oct 1933  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Harold Thomas  3 Jan 1934 Transferred to RAFO
Plt Off Philip R Robinson  3 Feb 1934 Posted to No 823 Sqn
Plt Off George P Woodhouse 26 Feb 1934 Posted to No 5 Sqn, India
Plt Off Eric H P Clarke 11 Mar 1934 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Plt Off James R Gillman 11 Mar 1934 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Flt Lt

William A Opie

19 Mar 1934 Arrived on posting from No 1 SoTT, RAF Halton
Sqn Ldr Peter Warburton 7 May 1934 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 13 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Herbert L Rough 21 May 1934 Relinquished command of No 13 Sqn on posting to RAF Depot, Uxbridge
Sqn Ldr Peter Warburton 21 May 1934 Assumed command of No 13 Sqn
Plt Off John N Jefferson 13 May 1934 Posted to Station Flight, RAF Duxford
Fg Off Robert W Hay 14 May 1934 Posted to RAF Depot, Uxbridge, wef 7 Jan 1934

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1934

Date Notes
23 Mar 1934 Squadron proceeded to No 3 ATC, RAF Sutton Bridge for annual Armament Practice Camp
 7 May 1934 Squadron returned from No 3 ATC, RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of annual Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

July 1934

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Peter Warburton 7 May 1934 Officer Commanding, MBE
Flt Lt

William A Opie

19 Mar 1934 later AVM
Flt Lt

Allen Hesketh

16 Jan 1933 DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Neill C Ogilvie-Forbes  1 Apr 1933 later AVM
Flt Lt

Arthur F Hutton

24 Aug 1933 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

William C Cooper  

25 Jul 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Frederick C Tracey  8 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Lawrence E Chiswell 15 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Clifford J Hansford 12 Dec 1932  
Fg Off George E Valentine 19 Dec 1932  
Fg Off Nigel C Walker 11 Jul 1932  
Fg Off Herbert L Andrews 29 Dec 1931  
Fg Off John M Warfield 29 Dec 1931 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Alec P S Wills 19 Dec 1932  
Plt Off Alfonso R G Bax 11 Sep 1933  
Plt Off Eric H P Clarke 11 Mar 1934  
Plt Off James R Gillman 11 Mar 1934  
Stores Branch
Fg Off George Blinman 30 Jan 1933  
Warrant Officers
WO William Lodge 14 Dec 1931  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Percy R Pike 29 Dec 1931 DCM
WO II Arthur E L Worster 9 Dec 1931  
WO II Winfred G P Watling  6 Oct 1933  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1934 - Jul 1935

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Percy Kinsey 23 Jul 1934 Arrived on posting from Cambridge University Course
Fg Off Nigel C Walker  8 Aug 1934 Posted to Home Aircraft Depot for Engineering Course
Fg Off Lawrence E Chiswell 10 Aug 1934 Transferred to RAFO
Fg Off Alan F Anderson 26 Aug 1934 Arrived on posting from RAF Training Base, Leuchars
Plt Off R C F Lister 27 Aug 1934 Arrived on posting from RAF College, Cranwell
Plt Off D Saward 27 Aug 1934 Arrived on posting from RAF College, Cranwell
Flt Lt Robert G Forbes 19 Aug 1934 Arrived on posting from Home Aircraft Depot
Plt Off Anthony M Mulliken  2 Sep 1934 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Plt Off Denis M Newman  2 Sep 1934 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Fg Off Clifford J Hansford 13 Sep 1934 Transferred to RAFO
Sqn Ldr

George O Venn

25 Mar 1935 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 13 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Peter Warburton 25 Apr 1935 Relinquished command of No 13 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

George O Venn

25 Apr 1935 Assumed command of No 13 Sqn

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1934 - Jul 1935

Date Notes
 9 Jul 1934 Squadron moved to Bordon Camp
 2 Aug 1934 Squadron returned to RAF Netheravon from Bordon Camp
30 Mar 1935 Squadron proceeded to No 3 ATC, RAF Sutton Bridge for annual Armament Practice Camp
 3 May 1935 Squadron returned from No 3 ATC, RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of annual Armament Practice Camp
 3 May 1935 Squadron moved from RAF Netheravon to RAF Old Sarum

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax RAF Old Sarum Inland Area/No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

George O Venn

25 Mar 1935 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Neill C Ogilvie-Forbes  1 Apr 1933 later AVM
Flt Lt Percy Kinsey 23 Jul 1934 Signals duties
Flt Lt Robert G Forbes 19 Aug 1934  
Flt Lt Archibald M Watts-Read 25 Sep 1934  
Flt Lt Alexander Lewis  1 Apr 1935 attached from RCAF
Fg Off George E Valentine 19 Dec 1932  
Fg Off Herbert L Andrews 29 Dec 1931  
Fg Off John M Warfield 29 Dec 1931 Adjutant, later A/Cdre
Fg Off Alec P S Wills 19 Dec 1932  
Fg Off Alan F Anderson 26 Aug 1934  
Fg Off Alfonso R G Bax 11 Sep 1933  
Fg Off Kenneth J McIntyre 29 Apr 1935 later A/Cdre
Plt Off John O Hinks  2 Mar 1935  
Plt Off Anthony M Mulliken  2 Sep 1934  
Plt Off Denis M Newman  2 Sep 1934  
Plt Off Harold M Starr  4 Mar 1935  
Stores Branch
Fg Off George Blinman 30 Jan 1933  
Warrant Officers
WO Archibald E Clayson 30 Mar 1935  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Percy R Pike 29 Dec 1931 DCM
WO II Arthur E L Worster 9 Dec 1931  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
Capt J T de H Vaizey  5 Jan 1936 Arrived on posting for duty as ALO (Royal Artillery)
Lt Ashley  1 May 1936 Attached for duty as ALO duties

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Date Notes
29 Feb 1936 Squadron proceeded to No 2 ATC, RAF North Coates Fitties for annual Armament Practice Camp
29 Mar 1936 Squadron returned from No 2 ATC, RAF North Coates Fitties on completion of annual Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

July 1936

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

George O Venn

25 Mar 1935 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Archibald M Watts-Read 25 Sep 1934  
Flt Lt John M Warfield 29 Dec 1931 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Thomas U C Shirley

15 Jul 1935 Adjutant & Signals duties; later AVM
Fg Off Alan F Anderson 26 Aug 1934  
Fg Off Kenneth J McIntyre 29 Apr 1935 later A/Cdre
Fg Off T K Lacey 21 Dec 1935  
Fg Off C L Troop 27 Apr 1934  
Fg Off Anthony M Mulliken  2 Sep 1934  
Plt Off Harold M Starr  4 Mar 1935  
Plt Off Roy F See  1 Sep 1935  
Plt Off M P Skinner 14 Dec 1935  
Plt Off B E Smith-Rewse 14 Dec 1935  
Plt Off A de V Leach 22 Jan 1936  
Plt Off J R Wilson 22 Jan 1936  
Plt Off L E Cryer 29 Feb 1936  
Plt Off N A N Bray 29 Feb 1936  
Plt Off T W C Fazan 29 Feb 1936  
Plt Off C H Jones  4 Mar 1936  
APO P Hadfield 11 May 1936  
Equipment Branch
Plt Off M C R White  1 Apr 1936  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Harry A Frost 16 Aug 1935  
Warrant Officers
WO Ernest Leopold  1 Jul 1935  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II P C Stocks 16 Apr 1936  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt

Thomas U C Shirley

 1 Jul 1936 Signals Officer, posted to RAF Kai Tak, Hong Kong
Flt Lt G H O Mills  1 Jul 1936 Arrived on posting for duty as Signals Officer
Plt Off Roy F See  4 Nov 1936 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 H G Gray  4 Nov 1936 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off Alan F Anderson 15 Jan 1937 Promoted to Flt Lt
Flt Lt Archibald M Watts-Read  1 Feb 1937 Attached to the School of Air Navigation, RAF Manston
Flt Lt C G Hill  9 Feb 1937 Arrived on posting from No 4 Sqn
Capt N E Hoare  1 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting for duty as second ALO (The Buffs)
Sqn Ldr

George O Venn

 1 Apr 1937 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Sqn Ldr

George O Venn

19 Apr 1937 Relinquished command of No 13 Sqn on posting to HQ, No 4 Group
Sqn Ldr

Selwyn H C Gray

19 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 13 Sqn
Fg Off R H Humphries 25 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from No 1 FTS (Lt, Prince of Wales Regiment)
Fg Off J McDougall 25 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from No 1 FTS (Lt, Duke of Cumberland's Light Infantry)
Plt Off W H M Brookes  1 May 1937 Arrived on posting on completion of Army Co-operation Course
Plt Off R C Porteous  1 May 1937 Arrived on posting on completion of Army Co-operation Course
Plt Off D St Q Robinson  1 May 1937 Arrived on posting on completion of Army Co-operation Course
Plt Off J G Fraser  1 May 1937 Re-joined the squadron on completion of Army Co-operation Course
Flt Lt Archibald M Watts-Read 22 May 1937 Attached to RAF Calshot for Flying Boat Course
Fg Off R H Humphries 31 May 1937 Proceeded to RAF Old Sarum for Army Co-operation Course
Fg Off J McDougall 31 May 1937 Proceeded to RAF Old Sarum for Army Co-operation Course
Flt Lt P B Wood  8 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting on arrival from India
Fg Off Kenneth J McIntyre 28 Jun 1937 Posted to No 53 Sqn
Fg Off R H Humphries 28 Jun 1937 Posted to No 59 Sqn on formation
Plt Off Harold M Starr 28 Jun 1937 Posted to No 59 Sqn on formation
Plt Off M P Skinner 14 Jun 1937 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off B E Smith-Rewse 14 Jun 1937 Promoted to Fg Off

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Date Notes
16 Feb 1937 Squadron completed its move from RAF Old Sarum to RAF Odiham
xx Feb 1937 Squadron began re-equipment with Hawker Hectors
Hector of No 13 Squadron
xx Feb 1937 The Squadron Badge was authorised by HM King George VI*
No XIII Squadron badge
 1 May 1937 Re-equipment completed

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

The Squadron Badge on this page is Crown Copyright and has been produced by Mary Denton on behalf of the RAF Heraldry Trust and is displayed on this page with the permission of the RAFHT.

Crown Copyright is reproduced with the permission of the Directorate of Intellectual Property Rights

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hector RAF Odiham Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Selwyn H C Gray

19 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt G H O Mills  1 Jul 1936 Signals duties
Flt Lt Alan F Anderson 26 Aug 1934 'C' Flight Commander
Flt Lt C G Hill  9 Feb 1937 'A' Flight Commander
Flt Lt P B Wood  8 Jun 1937 'B' Flight Commander
Fg Off T K Lacey 21 Dec 1935  
Fg Off C L Troop 27 Apr 1934  
Fg Off Anthony M Mulliken  2 Sep 1934  
Fg Off J McDougall 25 Apr 1937  
Plt Off M P Skinner 14 Dec 1935 Adjutant
Plt Off B E Smith-Rewse 14 Dec 1935  
Plt Off A de V Leach 22 Jan 1936  
Plt Off J R Wilson 22 Jan 1936  
Plt Off P Hadfield 11 May 1936  
Plt Off J G Fraser 19 Dec 1936  
Plt Off W H M Brookes  1 May 1937  
Plt Off R C Porteous  1 May 1937  
Plt Off D St Q Robinson  1 May 1937  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off J G B O'Hagan 13 Sep 1936  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off P S Gee 26 Oct 1936  
Warrant Officers
WO Ernest Leopold  1 Jul 1935  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II P C Stocks 16 Apr 1936  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off D Greville Bell 28 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting on being invalided home from India
Plt Off R H E Dowse-Brennan  2 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting for Equipment duties
Fg Off G F Watson-Smyth 15 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting from No 1 FTS (2 Lt, Duke of Cumberland's Light Infantry)
Fg Off T Adam 15 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting from No 1 FTS  (Lt, Gordon Highlanders)
Plt Off P S Gee  4 Sep 1937 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off A de V Leach 15 Sep 1937 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off J R Wilson 15 Sep 1937 Promoted to Fg Off
Flt Lt C G Hill 18 Sep 1937 Returned to Army duty on completion of first secondment
Fg Off Anthony M Mulliken 19 Sep 1937 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Flt Lt P B Wood 26 Oct 1937 Attached to the School of Air Navigation, RAF Manston
Fg Off R H N Graham 16 Nov 1937 Arrived on posting from No 1 FTS (Capt, West Riding Regiment)
Plt Off H F G Gambert 13 Dec 1937 Attached pending posting overseas
Plt Off R T Frogley 13 Dec 1937 Attached pending posting overseas
Plt Off J A L Fowler 13 Dec 1937 Attached pending posting overseas
Flt Lt P B Wood 27 Dec 1937 Posted to the School of Air Navigation, RAF Manston
Plt Off J G Fraser  8 Jan 1938 Posted to No 20 Sqn, India
Plt Off E W Bundock  8 Jan 1938 Arrived on posting from No 1 FTS
Flt Lt Alan F Anderson 15 Jan 1938 Returned to Army duty on completion of first secondment
Plt Off R H E Dowse-Brennan 28 Jan 1938 Posed to No 1 (Indian) Wing Station, India
Fg Off T K Lacey  5 Feb 1938 Posted to No 4 Sqn
Fg Off R H N Graham  6 Feb 1938 Proceeded to RAF Old Sarum for Army Co-operation Course
2 Lt N F Chance 14 Feb 1938 Attached for training
Plt Off D Greville Bell 17 Feb 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
2 Lt N F Chance 26 Feb 1938 Ceased to be attached for training
Plt Off H F G Gambert  8 Mar 1938 Posted to RAF India
Plt Off J A L Fowler  8 Mar 1938 Posted to RAF India
Fg Off J McDougall 29 Mar 1938 Posted to No 208 Sqn, Egypt
Fg Off J G B O'Hagan 30 Mar 1938 Equipment Officer, posted to RAF Depot, Middle East
Fg Off W P Williams  1 Apr 1938 Arrived on posting for duty as Equipment Officer
Fg Off W D Blackwood 24 Apr 1938 Arrived on posting from No 1 FTS (Lt, Royal Tank Corps)
Act Flt Lt Anthony M Mulliken  1 May 1938 Confirmed in the rank of Flt Lt
Fg Off R H N Graham  3 May 1938 Appointed Honorary Flt Lt
Plt Off P Hadfield 23 May 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off E W Bundock 29 May 1938 Proceeded to RAF Old Sarum for Army Co-operation Course
Fg Off W D Blackwood 29 May 1938 Proceeded to RAF Old Sarum for Army Co-operation Course
Plt Off P L Dakeyne 30 May 1938 Arrived on posting

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
26 Mar 1938 Squadron proceeded to ATC, RAF Aldergrove for annual Armament Practice Camp
22 Apr 1938 Squadron returned from ATC, RAF Aldergrove on completion of annual Armament Practice Camp
13 Jun 1938 Squadron began a practice mobilisation
18 Jun 1938 Squadron departed RAF Odiham for RAF Boscombe Down by road and air
22 Jun 1938 Squadron departed RAF Boscombe Down and returned to RAF Odiham

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hector RAF Odiham Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Selwyn H C Gray

19 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt G H O Mills  1 Jul 1936 Signals duties
Flt Lt Anthony M Mulliken  2 Sep 1934 'A' Flight Commander
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) R H N Graham 16 Nov 1937 Capt, West Riding Regiment
Capt J T de H Vaizey  1 Feb 1936 Air Liaison Officer, GSO3, Royal Artillery
Fg Off C L Troop 27 Apr 1934 Lt, Duke of Wellington's Regiment
Fg Off G F Watson-Smyth 15 Aug 1937 2 Lt, Duke of Cumberland's Light Infantry
Fg Off T Adam 15 Aug 1937 Lt, Gordon Highlanders
Fg Off M P Skinner 14 Dec 1935  
Fg Off B E Smith-Rewse 14 Dec 1935  
Fg Off A de V Leach 22 Jan 1936  
Fg Off W D Blackwood 24 Apr 1938 Lt, Royal Tank Corps
Fg Off J R Wilson 22 Jan 1936  
Fg Off D Greville Bell 28 Jun 1937 Adjutant
Fg Off P Hadfield 11 May 1936  
Plt Off W H M Brookes  1 May 1937  
Plt Off R C Porteous  1 May 1937  
Plt Off D St Q Robinson  1 May 1937  
Plt Off E W Bundock  8 Jan 1938  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off W P Williams  1 Apr 1938 AFM
Accountant Branch
Plt Off P S Gee 26 Oct 1936  
Warrant Officers
WO Ernest Leopold  1 Jul 1935  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II P C Stocks 16 Apr 1936  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off D Greville Bell  1 Jul 1938 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off M P Skinner  1 Jul 1938 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Fg Off A de V Leach 13 Jul 1938 Transferred to the RAFO
Fg Off T Adam  2 Aug 1938 Attached to RAF Uxbridge for Anti-Gas Course
2 Lt Buckley 16 Jul 1938 Attached for training (Royal Artillery TA)
2 Lt Buckley 30 Jul 1938 Ceased to be attached for training (Royal Artillery TA)
Plt Off D St Q Robinson  6 Aug 1938 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off B E Smith-Rewse 16 Aug 1938 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 14 Jun 1938
2 Lt Cobb 18 Aug 1938 Attached for training (Northampton Regiment SR)
2 Lt Bailey 19 Aug 1938 Attached for training (Somerset Light Infantry SR)
2 Lt Cobb 28 Aug 1938 Ceased to be attached for training (Northampton Regiment SR)
Capt J D B Drury-Lowe  1 Oct 1938 Returned to the Scots Guards on cessation of duty as Assistant ALO
Plt Off D K Morgan 31 Oct 1938 Arrived on posting for Equipment duties
Plt Off P L Dakeyne  1 Nov 1938 Attached to RAF Manston for Parachute Course
Plt Off P L Dakeyne 12 Nov 1938 Ceased to be attached to RAF Manston for Parachute Course
Fg Off C L Troop 15 Nov 1938 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 23 Oct 1938
Plt Off R C Porteous 17 Nov 1938 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 15 Sep 1937
Plt Off W H M Brookes 23 Nov 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off T Adam  1 Dec 1938 Relinquished his RAF Commission on returning to Army duty
Fg Off W P Williams 17 Dec 1938 Equipment Officer, posted to RAF Singapore

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
26 Mar 1938 Squadron proceeded to ATC, RAF Aldergrove for annual Armament Practice Camp
22 Apr 1938 Squadron returned from ATC, RAF Aldergrove on completion of annual Armament Practice Camp
13 Jun 1938 Squadron began a practice mobilisation
18 Jun 1938 Squadron departed RAF Odiham for RAF Boscombe Down by road and air
22 Jun 1938 Squadron departed RAF Boscombe Down and returned to RAF Odiham

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Lysander II RAF Odiham Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Selwyn H C Gray

19 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Maj J T de H Vaizey  1 Feb 1936 Air Liaison Officer, GSO3, Royal Artillery
Flt Lt J Thompson  1 Aug 1938 Signals duties
Flt Lt Anthony M Mulliken  2 Sep 1934  
Flt Lt C L Troop 27 Apr 1934 Lt, Duke of Wellington's Regiment
Act Flt Lt B E Smith-Rewse 14 Dec 1935  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) R H N Graham 16 Nov 1937 Capt, West Riding Regiment
Fg Off G F Watson-Smyth 15 Aug 1937  
Fg Off T Adam 15 Aug 1937 2 Lt, Gordon Highlanders
Fg Off M P Skinner 14 Dec 1935  
Fg Off W D Blackwood 24 Apr 1938 Lt, Royal Tank Corps
Fg Off J R Wilson 22 Jan 1936  
Fg Off D Greville Bell 28 Jun 1937  
Fg Off P Hadfield 11 May 1936  
Fg Off W H M Brookes  1 May 1937  
Fg Off R C Porteous  1 May 1937  
Plt Off E W Bundock  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off P L Dakeyne 30 May 1938  
Plt Off D K Morgan 31 Oct 1938  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off W P Williams  1 Apr 1938 AFM
Accountant Branch
Plt Off P S Gee 26 Oct 1936  
Warrant Officers
WO Ernest Leopold  1 Jul 1935  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off G F Watson-Smyth 16 Feb 1939 Appointed Honorary Flt Lt, wef 1 Feb 1939
Plt Off P S Gee 25 Mar 1939 Posted to RAF Upper Heyford
Plt Off E W Bundock 26 Mar 1939 Proceeded to RAF Manston for Parachute Course

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
23 Jan 1939 Squadron began re-equipment with Westland Lysander IIs
Lysander II of No 13 Squadron
14 Feb 1939 Re-equipment completed

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Lysander II RAF Odiham Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Selwyn H C Gray

19 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Maj J T de H Vaizey  1 Feb 1936 Air Liaison Officer, GSO3, Royal Artillery
Flt Lt J Thompson  1 Aug 1938 Signals duties
Flt Lt Anthony M Mulliken  2 Sep 1934  
Flt Lt C L Troop 27 Apr 1934 Lt, Duke of Wellington's Regiment
Fg Off G F Watson-Smyth 15 Aug 1937  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) R H N Graham 16 Nov 1937 Capt, West Riding Regiment
Fg Off T Adam 15 Aug 1937 2 Lt, Gordon Highlanders
Fg Off M P Skinner 14 Dec 1935  
Fg Off W D Blackwood 24 Apr 1938 Lt, Royal Tank Corps
Fg Off J R Wilson 22 Jan 1936  
Fg Off D Greville Bell 28 Jun 1937 Killed in flying accident 28 Apr 1939
Fg Off P Hadfield 11 May 1936  
Fg Off W H M Brookes  1 May 1937  
Fg Off R C Porteous  1 May 1937  
Plt Off E W Bundock  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off P L Dakeyne 30 May 1938  
Equipment  Branch
Plt Off D K Morgan 31 Oct 1938  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off P S Gee 26 Oct 1936  
Warrant Officers
WO Ernest Leopold  1 Jul 1935  
WO R S Neill 22 Feb 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Lysander II RAF Odiham Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Selwyn H C Gray

19 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Maj J T de H Vaizey  1 Feb 1936 Air Liaison Officer, GSO3, Royal Artillery
Flt Lt J Thompson  1 Aug 1938 Signals duties
Flt Lt Anthony M Mulliken  2 Sep 1934  
Flt Lt C L Troop 27 Apr 1934 Lt, Duke of Wellington's Regiment
Fg Off G F Watson-Smyth 15 Aug 1937  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) R H N Graham 16 Nov 1937 Capt, West Riding Regiment
Fg Off T Adam 15 Aug 1937 2 Lt, Gordon Highlanders
Fg Off M P Skinner 14 Dec 1935  
Fg Off W D Blackwood 24 Apr 1938 Lt, Royal Tank Corps
Fg Off J R Wilson 22 Jan 1936  
Fg Off P Hadfield 11 May 1936  
Fg Off W H M Brookes  1 May 1937  
Fg Off R C Porteous  1 May 1937  
Plt Off E W Bundock  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off P L Dakeyne 30 May 1938  
Equipment Branch
Plt Off D K Morgan 31 Oct 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO Ernest Leopold  1 Jul 1935  
WO R S Neill 22 Feb 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Apr - Sep 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Hon D W C Keppel  1 Apr 1939 Arrived on posting
Fg Off J W Horndall  1 Apr 1939 Arrived on posting
Lt P H A Burke 12 Apr 1939 Attached from the Grenadier Guards for duty as Assistant ALO
Plt Off H B Gilchrist 15 Apr 1939 Arrived on posting from AuxAF on appointment to a Short Service Commission
Fg Off D Greville Bell 28 Apr 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off P Hadfield  1 May 1939 Appointed Adjutant
Plt Off B S Jones  1 May 1939 Arrived on posting from School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off P L Dakeyne  1 May 1939 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 3 Feb 1939
Fg Off Hon D W C Keppel  1 Jun 1939 Attached to School of Army Co-operation for Army Co-operation Course
Fg Off J W Horndall  1 Jun 1939 Attached to School of Army Co-operation for Army Co-operation Course
Plt Off H B Gilchrist  1 Jun 1939 Attached to School of Army Co-operation for Army Co-operation Course
Fg Off P Hadfield  1 Jun 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 8 May 1939
Lt W R Gray 17 Jul 1939 Attached from RASC (SR)
Fg Off J R Wilson 15 Aug 1939 Attached to Military Mission to Egypt
Fg Off Hon D W C Keppel 18 Aug 1939 Ceased to be attached to School of Army Co-operation on completion of Course
Fg Off J W Horndall 18 Aug 1939 Ceased to be attached to School of Army Co-operation on completion of Course
Plt Off H B Gilchrist 18 Aug 1939 Ceased to be attached to School of Army Co-operation on completion of Course

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

Nominal Roll of Officers: 1 Sep 1939

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Selwyn H C Gray

Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt G F Watson-Smyth Adjutant
Fg Off G Gostick Signals duties
Flt Lt ? Thomas Equipment Officer
Plt Off D K Morgan  
Fg Off W H M Brookes OC, HQ Flight
Flt Lt M P Skinner OC, 'A' Flight
Flt Lt P Hadfield 'A' Flight
Fg Off R C Porteous 'A' Flight
Plt Off E W Bundock 'A' Flight
Plt Off H B Gilchrist 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Anthony M Mulliken OC, 'B' Flight
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) R H N Graham Navigation Officer, 'B' Flight, Capt, West Riding Regiment
Fg Off J R Davenport 'B' Flight
Fg Off J W W Hurndall 'B' Flight
Flt Lt C L Troop OC, 'C' Flight, Lt, Duke of Wellington's Regiment
Fg Off W D Blackwood MT Officer, 'C' Flight, Lt, Royal Tank Corps
Fg Off Hon D W C Kepple 'C' Flight,
Fg Off P L Dakeyne 'C' Flight,
Plt Off B S Jones 'C' Flight,

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

Personnel Movements: Sep - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off J R Davenport  2 Sep 1939 Ordered to proceed to France on Billeting duties
AC Tyson  2 Sep 1939 Messing Orderly, ordered to proceed to France as an interpreter
Flt Lt M P Skinner  6 Dec 1939 Died from injuries
LAC E Whitehead  6 Dec 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt R H N Graham  9 Dec 1939 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off Borg-Banks 16 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

Organisational Movements: Sep - Dec 1939

Date Notes
13 Sep 1939 Advance Party, departed RAF Odiham for Southampton
17 Sep 1939 Main Party, departed RAF Odiham for Southampton
22 Sep 1939 Rail Party, departed RAF Odiham for Hook Station and then to Southampton
22 Sep 1939 Rail Party, embarked on SS Maid of Orleans at Southampton
23 Sep 1939 Rail Party arrived at Cherbourg, disembarked from SS Maid of Orleans and entrained
24 Sep 1939 Rail Party arrived at Peronne and bussed to Mons-en-Chausse
26 Sep 1939 MT Party arrived at Mons-en-Chausse
 2 Oct 1939 Air Party arrived at Mons-en-Chausse

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jun 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Craig  2 Jan 1940 Attached from No 607 Sqn
Fg Off Craig  5 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 607 Sqn
Plt Off J G Cole 29 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting with a draft of 23 Airmen
AC2 Doherty  7 Feb 1940 Admitted to No 3 Casualty Clearing Station with Meningitis
Plt Off Borg-Banks 18 Feb 1940 Proceeded to RAF Boscombe Down for course in Gas Spraying
Plt Off A J Simpson 18 Feb 1940 Proceeded to RAF Boscombe Down for course in Gas Spraying
Sgt Ch Pujos 20 Feb 1940 Attached from French Air Force for Liaison duties
Plt Off Borg-Banks 24 Feb 1940 Returned from RAF Boscombe Down on completion of Gas Spraying course
Plt Off A J Simpson 24 Feb 1940 Returned from RAF Boscombe Down on completion of Gas Spraying course
Fg Off W H M Brookes 24 Feb 1940 Posted to No 416 Flight, RAF Hawkinge
Plt Off B S Jones 24 Feb 1940 Posted to No 416 Flight, RAF Hawkinge
Fg Off Hon D W C Keppel  9 Mar 1940 Proceeded to RAF Boscombe Down for course in Gas Spraying
Plt Off N W Walders  9 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting by air
Plt Off J R Bellerby 11 Mar 1940 Allocated to 'A' Flight (arrival date not recorded)
Plt Off N W Walders 11 Mar 1940 Allocated to 'A' Flight
Plt Off E M McCassey 11 Mar 1940 Allocated to 'B' Flight (arrival date not recorded)
Plt Off G R J Williams 11 Mar 1940 Allocated to 'B' Flight (arrival date not recorded)
Plt Off J D True 11 Mar 1940 Allocated to 'B' Flight (arrival date not recorded)
Plt Off J G Cole 11 Mar 1940 Allocated to 'C' Flight (arrival date not recorded)
Plt Off D M Stathers 11 Mar 1940 Allocated to 'C' Flight (arrival date not recorded)
Plt Off Morrice 11 Mar 1940 Allocated to 'C' Flight (arrival date not recorded)
Sqn Ldr

Selwyn H C Gray

14 Mar 1940 Promoted to Temp Wg Cdr
Capt Campbell 19 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as AILO
Capt Oxbarrow 19 Mar 1940 Relinquished duties of AILO on posting to HQ BAFF
Plt Off C C McCarthy-Jones 23 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off P L Keeble 23 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Jenkins 23 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt C L Troop 28 Mar1940 Promoted to Sqn Ldr, wef 1 Mar1940
Capt (RA) J R Scarlett 19 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as AILO
The Records for April and May 1940 were lost during the evacuation from France

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

Nominal Roll of Officers: 1 Jun 1940

Rank Name Notes
Wg Cdr

Selwyn H C Gray

Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr C L Troop 2nd in command, Lt, Duke of Wellington's Regiment
Flt Lt G F Watson-Smyth Flight Lieutenant Operations
Flt Lt J M Barnes Squadron Medical Officer
Flt Lt P Hadfield OC, 'B' Flight
Fg Off R C Porteous OC, 'A' Flight
Hon Flt Lt Hon D W C Kepple OC, 'C' Flight,
Fg Off W D Blackwood Unit Ground Defence Officer, Lt, Royal Tank Corps
Fg Off E W Bundock  
Fg Off G Gostick Unit Signals duties
Fg Off D K Morgan Unit Equipment & Parachute Officer
Plt Lt R Taylor Squadron Adjutant
Plt Off J R Bellerby  
Plt Off N W Walders  
Plt Off A J Simpson  
Plt Off J G Cole Squadron Navigation Officer
Plt Off D M Agnew  
Plt Off Alfred H W Ball Unit Fire Officer; later AM
Plt Off E M McCassey Unit Armament Officer
Plt Off Christopher N Foxley-Norris later ACM
Plt Off R A Payne  
Plt Off J D True Unit MT Officer
Plt Off G R J Williams Billeting Officer
Plt Off C C McCarthy-Jones  
Plt Off P L Keeble  
Plt Off D M Stathers Unit Sports Officer
Plt Off J V Renwick Air Gunner Officer
Plt Off N N Sagar Air Gunner Officer
Plt Off H B Gilchrist  
Capt J A N Burke Senior Army Intelligence Liaison Officer, Grenadier Guards
Hon Capt J R Scarlett Army Intelligence Liaison Officer,

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

Personnel Movements: Jun - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Capt (RA) V J C Marshall 14 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as AILO
Flt Lt E M Barnes 14 Jun 1940 Posted to SHQ, RAF Hooton Park, wef 6 Jun 1940
Capt (RA) J N N Coombes 19 Jun 1940 Attached for duty as AILO
Capt (RA) J R Scarlett  4 Jul 1940 AILO, returned to Army duty
Fg Off P L Dakeyne  6 Jul 1940 Posted to Photographic Development Unit, RAF Heston
Plt Off Christopher N Foxley-Norris 16 Jul 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 3 Nov 1939
Plt Off N N Sagar 16 Jul 1940 Attached to RAF Farnborough
Plt Off O V Hanbury  4 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off R H B Riggall  4 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 School of Army Co-operation
Wg Cdr William J Crisham 14 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting and attached to No 1 SAC for refresher training
Fg Off P Hadfield 18 Aug 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 6 Apr 1940
Wg Cdr William J Crisham 19 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 1 SAC for refresher training
Plt Off O V Hanbury 23 Aug 1940 Posted to No 7 OTU for conversion to fighter aircraft
Plt Off E M McCassey 23 Aug 1940 Posted to No 7 OTU for conversion to fighter aircraft
Plt Off R A Payne 23 Aug 1940 Posted to No 7 OTU for conversion to fighter aircraft
Plt Off I H Crosby 23 Aug 1940 Posted to No 7 OTU for conversion to fighter aircraft
Plt Off N W Walders 23 Aug 1940 Attached to RAF Odiham for conversion to 'Roc' aircraft
Wg Cdr

Selwyn H C Gray

28 Aug 1940 Posted to HQ No 28 Group
Wg Cdr William J Crisham 28 Aug 1940 Assumed command of No 13 Sqn
Plt Off J N Midwinter  4 Sep 1940 Air Gunner, posted back to the squadron from hospital
Fg Off Christopher N Foxley-Norris  7 Sep 1940 Posted to No 5 OTU for conversion to fighter aircraft
Plt Off N W Walders 10 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Odiham
Plt Off J R Bellerby 15 Sep 1940 Attached to No 225 Sqn
Plt Off Pollard 15 Sep 1940 Attached from No 225 Sqn
Flt Lt Hon D W C Keppel 17 Sep 1940 Transferred to No 231 Sqn, RAF Newtownards
Plt Off R H B Riggall 17 Sep 1940 Transferred to No 231 Sqn, RAF Newtownards
Plt Off J G Cole 17 Sep 1940 Transferred to No 231 Sqn, RAF Newtownards
Plt Off Morrice 17 Sep 1940 Transferred to No 231 Sqn, RAF Newtownards
Plt Off Lee 19 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 SAC
Plt Off D G Redman 19 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 SAC
Plt Off J R Bellerby 20 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 225 Sqn
Plt Off N W Walders 21 Sep 1940 Attached to RAF Odiham for duty with 'Roc' Flight
Plt Off Lee 21 Sep 1940 Posted to No 231 Sqn, RAF Aldergrove
Plt Off Pollard 22 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 225 Sqn
Plt Off N N Sagar 24 Sep 1940 Attached to 'Roc' Flight, RAF Odiham from RAF Farnborough
Plt Off P L Keeble 27 Sep 1940 Proceeded to Rollestone Camp for Anti-Gas Course
Plt Off D G Redman 28 Sep 1940 Attached to No 26 Sqn, RAF Gatwick for AA Calibration duties
Plt Off Alfred H W Ball 28 Sep 1940 Attached to No 26 Sqn, RAF Gatwick for AA Calibration duties
Plt Off C C McCarthy-Jones 28 Sep 1940 Attached to No 26 Sqn, RAF Gatwick for AA Calibration duties
Plt Off J N Midwinter  6 Oct 1940 Posted to No 268 Sqn for duty as Adjutant
Fg Off E W Bundock  7 Oct 1940 Attached to RAF Warmwell for rescue duties
Plt Off D M Agnew  8 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Warmwell for rescue duties
Fg Off H B Gilchrist 10 Oct 1940 Attached to RAF Warmwell for rescue duties
Plt Off G R J Williams 10 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Warmwell for rescue duties
Plt Off P L Keeble 12 Oct 1940 Returned from Rollestone Camp on completion of Anti-Gas Course
Plt Off M B Cookson 13 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for Photographic duties
Flt Lt G Gostick 14 Oct 1940 Attached to RAF Gatwick for AA Calibration exercises
Plt Off M E Crocker 18 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for Air Gunner duties
Plt Off A J Simpson 19 Oct 1940 Admitted to RAF Hospital, Cosford
Fg Off R E Heath 20 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for Codes and Cypher duties
Flt Lt R C Porteous 23 Oct 1940 Admitted to Station Hospital, West Kirby
Flt Lt G F Watson-Smyth 23 Oct 1940 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off J R Bellerby 24 Oct 1940 Attached to RAF Warmwell for rescue duties
Fg Off H B Gilchrist 24 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Warmwell for rescue duties
Plt Off J D True 24 Oct 1940 Attached to RAF Warmwell for rescue duties
Fg Off E W Bundock 25 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Warmwell for rescue duties
Plt Off P W L Thomas 27 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Capt (RA) J N N Coombes 31 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached for duty as AILO
Fg Off C G Agelasto  1 Nov 1940 Posted to No 14 EFTS for flying training
Fg Off E W Bundock  6 Nov 1940 Posted to No 309 (Polish) Sqn
Plt Off D M Stathers 13 Nov 1940 Attached to RAF Warmwell for rescue duties
Plt Off J D True 13 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Warmwell for rescue duties
Act Capt J D Wadsworth 15 Nov 1940 Attached from The Suffolk regiment for duty with AILO Section
Plt Off M E Crocker 16 Nov 1940 Attached to No 1 School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off D M Agnew 19 Nov 1940 Killed in a flying accident
LAC D F Giles 19 Nov 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off D G Redman 21 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 26 Sqn, RAF Gatwick for AA Calibration duties
Plt Off Alfred H W Ball 21 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 26 Sqn, RAF Gatwick for AA Calibration duties
Plt Off N D Gough 29 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 School of Army Co-operation
Fg Off D K Morgan  1 Dec 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt
Flt Lt G Gostick  1 Dec 1940 Attached to No 26 Sqn, RAF Gatwick
Plt Off P L Keeble  5 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF Warmwell for rescue duties
Fg Off J R Bellerby  5 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Warmwell for rescue duties
Plt Off N W Walders  7 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Odiham for duty with 'Roc' Flight
Plt Off N N Sagar  7 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to 'Roc' Flight, RAF Odiham from RAF Farnborough
Plt Off C C McCarthy-Jones  9 Dec 1940 Posed to CFS
Plt Off M E Crocker 14 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 1 School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off M E Crocker 14 Dec 1940 Attached to No 1 Air Armament School
Fg Off J R Bellerby 18 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off J W B Hudson 21 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off R A Yates-Earl 28 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 RAF Depot
Plt Off Alfred H W Ball 28 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF Warmwell for rescue duties
AC1 L H Allison 29 Dec 1940 Fitter II, died from pneumonia
Plt Off G E Main 31 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Tangmere

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

Organisational Movements: Jun - Dec 1940

Date Notes
by 1 Jun 1940 The squadron was located at RAF Hooton Park
17 Jun 1940 Squadron moved to RAF Speke
 6 Jul 1940 'B' Flight detached to RAF Hooton Park
13 Jul 1940 Remainder of squadron moved to RAF Hooton Park
14 Sep 1940 'C' Flight transferred to No 321 Sqn, RAF Newtownards on reduction in establishment
20 Nov 1940 Re-equipment with Lysander IIIs completed
Lysander III as used by No 13 Squadron

Source - No 13 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/181)

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