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No 14 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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Personnel Movements: Apr - Jul 1920

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr William L Welsh  9 Apr 1920 Assumed command of No 14 Sqn

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

Organisational Movements: Feb - Jul 1920

Date Notes
 1 Feb 1920 Reformed at Ramleh by redesignating No 111 Squadron, equipped with Bristol F2Bs
Bristol F2B H1526 of No 14 Squadon*

Bristol F2B F4712 of No 14 Squadon*

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

July 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ramleh RAF Middle East/Palestine Wing

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr William L Welsh A & S  9 Apr 1920 Officer Commanding, DSC; later AM
Flt Lt Reginald S Maxwell A  4 Mar 1920 Flight Commander, MC, DFC
Flt Lt Edward B Rice A  1 Feb 1920 Flight Commander
Fg Off Christopher Pilkington A 28 Feb 1920 AFC
Obs Off Alfred V McKiever O  2 Jun 1920  
Fg Off Duncan W Grinnell-Milne A 12 Apr 1920 MC, DFC
Fg Off William G Meggitt A 15 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Phillip L Plant A 27 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Hugh B Hammond A 24 Apr 1920 MC
Fg Off Richard Harrison A 28 Feb 1920 DFC; later AVM
Fg Off Ralph M Bankes-Jones A 18 Apr 1919 DCM
Fg Off John C Bulteel O 23 Apr 1919  
Fg Off John J Lloyd-Williams A  5 May 1920 DCM
Fg Off Edward L Barrington A & S 15 Dec 1919 MC, DFC
Fg Off Robert J H Holland A 19 Aug 1919  
Fg Off James Noonan T  2 Jun 1920 DSM
Fg Off Patrick J R King A 15 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Douglas D McA Eastwood A 30 Oct 1919  

Source - July 1920 Air Force List

August 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ramleh RAF Middle East/Palestine Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr William L Welsh A & S  9 Apr 1920 Officer Commanding, DSC; later AM
Flt Lt Edward B Rice A  1 Feb 1920 Flight Commander
Fg Off Christopher Pilkington A 28 Feb 1920 AFC
Fg Off Duncan W Grinnell-Milne A 12 Apr 1920 MC, DFC
Obs Off Alfred V McKiever O  2 Jun 1920  
Fg Off William G Meggitt A 15 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Phillip L Plant A 27 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Hugh B Hammond A 24 Apr 1920 MC
Fg Off Richard Harrison A 28 Feb 1920 DFC; later AVM
Fg Off Godfrey C O'Donnell A 11 Jun 1920 DFC
Fg Off John C Bulteel O 23 Apr 1919  
Fg Off John J Lloyd-Williams A  5 May 1920 DCM
Fg Off Edward L Barrington A & S 15 Dec 1919 MC, DFC
Fg Off Robert J H Holland A 19 Aug 1919  
Fg Off Geoffrey Robinson A 25 Jun 1920  
Fg Off James Noonan T  2 Jun 1920 DSM
Fg Off Patrick J R King A 15 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Douglas D McA Eastwood A 30 Oct 1919  
Fg Off Ernest R Stafford A & S 25 Jun 1920  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Jerome J O'Mullane Med xx xxx 1920  

Source - August 1920 Air Force List

April 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ramleh Middle East Area/Palestine Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr William L Welsh A & S  9 Apr 1920 Officer Commanding, DSC; later AM
Flt Lt Eric J D Routh A  8 Feb 1921 Flight Commander, MC, DFC
Flt Lt George R A Deacon A  1 Feb 1920 MC
Flt Lt Edward B Rice A  1 Feb 1920 Flight Commander
Flt Lt Duncan W Grinnell-Milne A 12 Apr 1920 MC, DFC
Fg Off Christopher Pilkington A 28 Feb 1920 AFC
Fg Off Cedric W Hill A  8 Feb 1921  
Obs Off Alfred V McKiever O  2 Jun 1920  
Fg Off William G Meggitt A 15 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Richard Harrison A 28 Feb 1920 DFC; later AVM
Fg Off Godfrey C O'Donnell A 11 Jun 1920 DFC
Fg Off John C Bulteel O 23 Apr 1919  
Fg Off

Richard Grice

A 23 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Pierse J Cox A 17 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Sydney T B Cripps A 31 Jan 1921  
Fg Off Geoffrey Robinson A 25 Jun 1920  
Fg Off Bertram E Essex O  1 Feb 1920 later AVM
Fg Off Graham S Smith A  8 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Joseph Blackford A  8 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Charles H Flinn A 22 Jul 1920 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Charles H Whitlock T 14 Aug 1920  
Fg Off Joseph H Huxley A 20 May 1921  
Fg Off Ernest R Stafford A 25 Jun 1920  
Plt Off Cuthbert J Collingwood - 15 Feb 1921  
Plt Off Bertram W T Hare - 15 Feb 1921  
Stores Officer
Fg Off Richard Adams Stores 14 Aug 1920  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Thomas Montgomery Med 27 Nov 1920 MB, BA, DPH

Source - April 1921 Air Force List

July 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ramleh Middle East Area/Palestine Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr William L Welsh A & S  9 Apr 1920 Officer Commanding, DSC; later AM
Flt Lt Eric J D Routh A  8 Feb 1921 Flight Commander, MC, DFC
Flt Lt Frank Fernihough Ad    
Fg Off Christopher Pilkington A 28 Feb 1920 AFC
Fg Off Cedric W Hill A  8 Feb 1921  
Obs Off Alfred V McKiever O  2 Jun 1920  
Fg Off William G Meggitt A 15 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Richard Harrison A 28 Feb 1920 DFC; later AVM
Fg Off Alan Jerrard A 23 Mar 1921 VC
Fg Off

Richard Grice

A 23 Dec 1920  
Fg Off William Elliott A 20 May 1921 later ACM
Fg Off Bertram E Essex O  1 Feb 1920 later AVM
Fg Off Graham S Smith A  8 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Joseph Blackford A  8 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Charles H Flinn A 22 Jul 1920 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Charles H Whitlock T 14 Aug 1920  
Fg Off Joseph H Huxley A 20 May 1921  
Fg Off Ernest R Stafford A 25 Jun 1920  
Plt Off Cuthbert J Collingwood - 15 Feb 1921  
Plt Off Bertram W T Hare - 15 Feb 1921  
Stores Officer
Fg Off Richard Adams Stores 14 Aug 1920  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Thomas R S Thompson Med 28 Jan 1921  

Source - July 1921 Air Force List

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

Personnel Movements: Jul 1921 - Jul 1922

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr William L Welsh xx Aug 1921 Relinquished command of No 14 Sqn
Sqn Ldr John S T Bradley  1 Dec 1921 Assumed command of No 14 Sqn

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

July 1922

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ramleh RAF Middle East/Palestine Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John S T Bradley

 1 Dec 1921 Officer Commanding, OBE; later AM
Flt Lt Eric J D Routh  8 Feb 1921 Flight Commander, MC, DFC
Flt Lt Walter S Magrath 30 Nov 1921  
Flt Lt William G Meggitt  1 Feb 1920 MC
Fg Off Christopher Pilkington 28 Feb 1920 AFC
Fg Off Cedric W Hill  8 Feb 1921  
Obs Off Alfred V McKiever  2 Jun 1920  
Fg Off Richard Harrison 28 Feb 1920 DFC; later AVM
Fg Off Charles D Pyne 10 Fe 1922  
Fg Off

Richard Grice

23 Dec 1920 DFC
Fg Off Stuart D Culley 31 May 1922 DSO
Fg Off William Elliott 20 May 1921 later ACM
Fg Off William Sanderson 21 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Joseph Blackford  8 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Charles H Whitlock 14 Aug 1920  
Fg Off Fawcett H Bugge 16 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Ronald R H Bruce  4 May 1922  
Fg Off John Marsden 29 Apr 1922 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Cuthbert J Collingwood 15 Feb 1921  
Plt Off Colin L Falconer 25 Apr 1922 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Rupert W Pontifex 25 Apr 1922  
Stores Officer
Fg Off Richard Adams 14 Aug 1920  
Accountant
Fg Off Wilfred A Wadley 17 Feb 1922  
Medical Branch
Sqn Ldr Arthur J O Wigmore 26 Apr 1922 MB
Flt Lt John T T Forbes  1 Feb 1922  

Source - July 1922 Air Force List

May 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ramleh Palestine Command/Palestine Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John S T Bradley

 1 Dec 1921 Officer Commanding, OBE; later AM
Flt Lt

Ralph S Sorley

21 Apr 1923 DSC, DFC, later AM
Flt Lt William G Meggitt  1 Feb 1920 MC
Flt Lt Richard Harrison 28 Feb 1920 DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt William Elliott 20 May 1921 later ACM
Fg Off James Lawson 21 Apr 1922  
Fg Off Charles D Pyne 10 Fe 1922  
Fg Off

Richard Grice

23 Dec 1920 DFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Stuart D Culley 31 May 1922 DSO
Fg Off William Sanderson 21 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Robert Menzies  5 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Joseph Blackford  8 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Charles H Whitlock 14 Aug 1920  
Fg Off Ronald R H Bruce  4 May 1922  
Fg Off John Marsden 29 Apr 1922 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Cuthbert J Collingwood 15 Feb 1921  
Plt Off Colin L Falconer 25 Apr 1922 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Rupert W Pontifex 25 Apr 1922  
Stores Officer
Fg Off Richard Adams 14 Aug 1920  
Fg Off Wilfred A Wadley 17 Feb 1922 Accountant

Source - May 1923 Air Force List

July 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ramleh Palestine Command/Palestine Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John S T Bradley

 1 Dec 1923 Officer Commanding, OBE; later AM
Flt Lt

Ralph S Sorley

21 Apr 1923 DSC, DFC, later AM
Flt Lt William G Meggitt  1 Feb 1920 MC
Flt Lt Richard Harrison 28 Feb 1920 DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt William Elliott 20 May 1921 later ACM
Fg Off James Lawson 21 Apr 1922  
Fg Off Charles D Pyne 10 Fe 1922  
Fg Off

Richard Grice

23 Dec 1920 DFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Stuart D Culley 31 May 1922 DSO
Fg Off William Sanderson 21 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Robert Menzies  5 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Joseph Blackford  8 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Charles H Whitlock 14 Aug 1920  
Fg Off Ronald R H Bruce  4 May 1922  
Fg Off John Marsden 29 Apr 1922 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Cuthbert J Collingwood 15 Feb 1921  
Plt Off Colin L Falconer 25 Apr 1922 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Rupert W Pontifex 25 Apr 1922  
Stores Officer
Fg Off Richard Adams 14 Aug 1920  
Fg Off Wilfred A Wadley 17 Feb 1922 Accountant

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1923 - Jan 1924

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John S T Bradley 21 Sep 1923 Relinquished command of No 14 Sqn
Sqn Ldr W H Dolphin 21 Sep 1923 Assumed command of No 14 Sqn

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

January 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ramleh Palestine Command/Palestine Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Wilfrid H Dolphin 21 Sep 1923 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr

John S T Bradley

 1 Dec 1923 OBE; later AM
Flt Lt

Ralph S Sorley

21 Apr 1923 DSC, DFC, later AM
Flt Lt Richard Harrison 28 Feb 1920 DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt William Elliott 20 May 1921 later ACM
Flt Lt James Lawson 21 Apr 1922  
Fg Off

Richard Grice

23 Dec 1920 DFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Stuart D Culley 31 May 1922 DSO
Fg Off Robert J Rodwell 14 Oct 1923  
Fg Off Robert Menzies  5 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Joseph Blackford  8 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Charles H Whitlock 14 Aug 1920  
Fg Off Ronald R H Bruce  4 May 1922  
Fg Off John Marsden 29 Apr 1922 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Cuthbert J Collingwood 15 Feb 1921  
Plt Off Colin L Falconer 25 Apr 1922 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Rupert W Pontifex 25 Apr 1922  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Officer
Fg Off Richard Adams 14 Aug 1920  
Accountant
Fg Off Wilfred A Wadley 17 Feb 1922  

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

May 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ramleh Palestine Command/Palestine Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Wilfrid H Dolphin 21 Sep 1922 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Paul B Hunter  4 Apr 1924  
Flt Lt Clement F Horsley 2 Dec 1924 MC
Flt Lt William Elliott 20 May 1921 later ACM
Flt Lt Robert J Rodwell 14 Oct 1923 DFC; later AVM
Fg Off Colin Bousfield 26 Jan 1924  
Fg Off

Richard Grice

23 Dec 1920 DFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Capel S Whellock 20 Feb 1924  
Fg Off Joseph Blackford  8 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Charles H Whitlock 14 Aug 1920  
Fg Off Charles E Stuart 23 Dec 1923  
Fg Off Ronald R H Bruce  4 May 1922  
Fg Off John Marsden 29 Apr 1922 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Cuthbert J Collingwood 15 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Colin L Falconer 25 Apr 1922 later A/Cdre

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Officer
Fg Off Richard Adams 14 Aug 1920  
Accountant
Fg Off Wilfred A Wadley 17 Feb 1922  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Joseph A Quin 16 Nov 1923 MD, BA

Source - May 1924 Air Force List

January 1925

Source - January 1925 Air Force List

February 1925

Source - February 1925 Air Force List

March 1925

Source - March 1925 Air Force List

April 1925

Source - April 1925 Air Force List

May 1925

Source - May 1925 Air Force List

June 1925

Source - June 1925 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: May 1924 - Jul 1925

Date Notes
xx Jun 1924 1 Flight at Amman re-equipped with DH9As
DH9A of No 14 Squadon*

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

Personnel Movements: May 1924 - Jul 1925

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr W H Dolphin  6 Jun 1924 Relinquished command of No 14 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Arthur N Gallehawk  6 Jun 1924 Assumed command of No 14 Sqn

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

July 1925

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter (HQ and 2 Flights)

De Havilland DH9A (1 flight)

Ramleh

Amman

Palestine Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur N Gallehawk

 6 Jun 1924 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Elmer P Roberts 27 Dec 1924 MC, DSM
Flt Lt Clement F Horsley 2 Dec 1924 MC
Flt Lt

Gerald E Gibbs

29 Aug 1924 MC, later AM
Fg Off

Richard Grice

23 Dec 1920 DFC, later A/Cdre
Fg Off Capel S Whellock 20 Feb 1924  
Fg Off Alphonsus M Reidy 27 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Ira H Morris  1 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Thomas H French  3 Dec 1924 DFC
Fg Off John Marsden 29 Apr 1922 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Erwin C Ridlington  1 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Lawrence W Mercer  1 Nov 1924  
Fg Off

David W F Bonham-Carter

18 Mar 1925 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Colin L Falconer 25 Apr 1922 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Charles Lloyd  5 Jan 1925  
Fg Off

Douglas MacFadyen

19 Mar 1925 later AM
Fg Off Athol G S Tuke 11 Mar 1925  
Fg Off William F Langdon  4 Apr 1925  
Plt Off George R A Pallin  5 Jan 1925  

-

1 Airman Pilot

Stores Branch
Fg Off Reginald W Stewart 18 Oct 1924  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off James F R Eales-White 12 Dec 1924  

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1925 - Mar 1926

Date Notes
xx Feb 1926 Squadron completed re-equipment with DH9As
15 Feb 1926 HQ and 2 x Flights moved from Ramleh to Amman

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

March 1926

 

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A (HQ & 2 Flights)

De Havilland DH9A (1 Flight)

Amman

Ramleh

Palestine Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur N Gallehawk

 6 Jun 1924 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Elmer P Roberts 27 Dec 1924 MC, DSM
Flt Lt

Horace E P Wigglesworth

14 Jan 1925 DSC; later AM
Flt Lt Clement F Horsley 2 Dec 1924 MC
Flt Lt

Cyril Chapman

20 Dec 1925 DSC
Fg Off Capel S Whellock 20 Feb 1924  
Fg Off

Horace A Castaldini

18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Henry N Thornton 12 Nov 1925 later AVM
Fg Off John Marsden 29 Apr 1922 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Erwin C Ridlington  1 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Lawrence W Mercer  1 Nov 1924  
Fg Off

David W F Bonham-Carter

18 Mar 1925 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Colin L Falconer 25 Apr 1922 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Ernest V R Lacey 15 Jan 1926  
Fg Off

Douglas MacFadyen

19 Mar 1925 later AM
Fg Off

Thomas B Prickman

22 Sep 1925  later A/Cdre
Fg Off George R A Pallin  5 Jan 1925  
Plt Off Anthony C Evans-Evans 29 Aug 1925  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt James F R Eales-White 12 Dec 1924  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

De Havilland DH9A (HQ & 2 Flights)

De Havilland DH9A (1 Flight)

Amman

Ramleh

Palestine Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur N Gallehawk

 6 Jun 1924 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Elmer P Roberts 27 Dec 1924 MC, DSM
Flt Lt

Horace E P Wigglesworth

14 Jan 1925 DSC; later AM
Flt Lt Clement F Horsley 2 Dec 1924 MC
Flt Lt

Cyril Chapman

20 Dec 1925 DSC
Flt Lt

Howard W Clayton

29 Jan 1926  
Fg Off

Horace A Castaldini

18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Henry N Thornton 12 Nov 1925 later AVM
Fg Off John Marsden 29 Apr 1922 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John S L Adams 18 Mar 1926  
Fg Off Erwin C Ridlington  1 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Lawrence W Mercer  1 Nov 1924  
Fg Off

David W F Bonham-Carter

18 Mar 1925 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Colin L Falconer 25 Apr 1922 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Ernest V R Lacey 15 Jan 1926  
Fg Off

Douglas MacFadyen

19 Mar 1925 later AM
Fg Off

Thomas B Prickman

22 Sep 1925  later A/Cdre
Fg Off George R A Pallin  5 Jan 1925  
Fg Off Anthony C Evans-Evans 29 Aug 1925  
Plt Off Howard A Evans-Evans 29 Jan 1926  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off James F R Eales-White 12 Dec 1924  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Charles V D Rose 10 May 1926  

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A (HQ & 2 Flights)

De Havilland DH9A (1 Flight)

Amman

Ramleh

Palestine Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr James Everidge 11 Jun 1926 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt

Horace E P Wigglesworth

14 Jan 1925 DSC; later AM
Flt Lt Clement F Horsley 2 Dec 1924 MC
Flt Lt

Cyril Chapman

20 Dec 1925 DSC
Flt Lt

Howard W Clayton

29 Jan 1926 Armament Duties
Fg Off

Horace A Castaldini

18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Henry N Thornton 12 Nov 1925 later AVM
Fg Off John Marsden 29 Apr 1922 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John S L Adams 18 Mar 1926  
Fg Off Colin L Falconer 25 Apr 1922 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Ernest V R Lacey 15 Jan 1926  
Fg Off

Douglas MacFadyen

19 Mar 1925 later AM
Fg Off

Thomas B Prickman

22 Sep 1925  later A/Cdre
Fg Off George R A Pallin  5 Jan 1925  
Fg Off Anthony C Evans-Evans 29 Aug 1925  
Plt Off Howard A Evans-Evans 29 Jan 1926  
Plt Off Edward H Collinson  4 Sep 1926  
Plt Off Charles A C Patton  4 Sep 1926  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off James F R Eales-White 12 Dec 1924  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Charles V D Rose 10 May 1926  

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Dec 1926 - Jul 1927

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr James Everidge  2 Dec 1926 Relinquished command of No 14 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Arthur N Gallehawk  2 Dec 1926 Assumed command of No 14 Sqn

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

Source - 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

De Havilland DH9A (HQ & 2 Flights)

De Havilland DH9A (1 Flight)

Amman

Ramleh

RAF Transjordan & Palestine

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur N Gallehawk

 2 Dec 1926 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Vincent Buxton 18 Dec 1926 OBE
Flt Lt

Horace E P Wigglesworth

14 Jan 1925 DSC; later AM
Flt Lt

Henry G Crowe

17 Oct 1926 MC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off

Horace A Castaldini

18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Henry N Thornton 12 Nov 1925 later AVM
Fg Off Colin L Falconer 25 Apr 1922 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Charles H A Stevens 17 Oct 1926  
Fg Off

Thomas B Prickman

22 Sep 1925 Pilotage (Navigation) duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off

Cuthbert G M Anderson

19 Mar 1925  
Fg Off George R A Pallin  5 Jan 1925  
Fg Off Anthony C Evans-Evans 29 Aug 1925  
Fg Off William A Cooke  4 Feb 1927  
Fg Off Charles A C Patton  4 Sep 1926  
Plt Off Gilbert M Beattie 23 Feb 1927  
Plt Off Philip A Moritz 10 Mar 1927  
Plt Off Henry T A Silcox 10 Mar 1927  
Plt Off Francis H Bailey 11 Feb 1927  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Eric G M Charleson 30 Dec 1926  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Reginald W Freeman 12 Jan 1927  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Frank L White 19 May 1927  

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

Nominal Roll of Officers: 1 Aug 1927

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur N Gallehawk

Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

Horace E P Wigglesworth

Flight Commander
Flt Lt

Henry G Crowe

Flight Commander
Flt Lt Henry N Thornton Flight Commander
Fg Off

Horace A Castaldini

 
Fg Off Colin L Falconer  
Fg Off Charles H A Stevens  
Fg Off

Thomas B Prickman

 
Fg Off

Cuthbert G M Anderson

 
Fg Off George R A Pallin  
Fg Off Anthony C Evans-Evans  
Fg Off William A Cooke  
Fg Off Charles A C Patton  
Plt Off Gilbert M Beattie  
Plt Off Philip A Moritz  
Plt Off Henry T A Silcox  
Plt Off Francis H Bailey  
Fg Off Robert G Gore Stores Officer
Flt Lt Reginald W Freeman Accountant Officer
Flt Lt Frank L White Medical Officer

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

Personnel Movements: Jul 1927 - Jan 1928

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur N Gallehawk 26 Sep 1927 Relinquished command of No 14 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Edward G Hopcroft

26 Sep 1927 Assumed command of No 14 Sqn

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

Nominal Roll of Officers and pilots: 1 Jan 1928

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Edward G Hopcroft

Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

Horace E P Wigglesworth

Flight Commander
Flt Lt

Henry G Crowe

Flight Commander
Flt Lt G McCormack Flight Commander
Fg Off Colin L Falconer Adjutant
Flt Lt Robert G Gore Stores Officer
Fg Off Eric G M Charleson Stores Officer
Flt Lt Frank L White Medical Officer
Flt Lt Louis de L Leder Accountant Officer
Fg Off Reginald W Freeman Accountant Officer, awaiting transfer to the UK
Fg Off

Thomas B Prickman

Air Pilotage Officer
Fg Off Patrick de C Festing Smith Armament Officer
Fg Off Charles H A Stevens Photographic Officer
Fg Off Arthur O Moore  
Fg Off William A Cooke  
Fg Off Charles A C Patton  
Fg Off Philip A Moritz  
Fg Off Henry T A Silcox  
Fg Off

Cuthbert G M Anderson

 
Fg Off Francis H Bailey  
Plt Off Gilbert M Beattie  
Plt Off Douglas K Hewison  
Sgt Plt E C Corke  
Sgt Plt E S Alcock  

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1928

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt G McCormack 28 Mar 1928 Killed in a flying accident
LAC J Kimberly 28 Mar 1928 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off John H L Maund 26 Jun 1928 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 J J H Middleton 26 Jun 1928 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

De Havilland DH9A

Amman RAF Transjordan & Palestine

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Edward G Hopcroft

26 Sep 1927 Officer Commanding, DSC
Flt Lt

Henry G Crowe

17 Oct 1926 MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Hugh L P Lester  1 May 1928  
Fg Off

Thomas B Prickman

22 Sep 1925 Pilotage (Navigation) duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off

Cuthbert G M Anderson

19 Mar 1925  
Fg Off John H Hutchinson 17 May 1928  
Fg Off William A Cooke  4 Feb 1927  
Fg Off Charles A C Patton  4 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Patrick de C Festing Smith 19 Sep 1927
Fg Off Henry T A Silcox 10 Mar 1927  
Fg Off Francis H Bailey 11 Feb 1927  
Fg Off Gilbert M Beattie 23 Feb 1927  
Fg Off Arthur O Moore 20 Sep 1927  
Plt Off Douglas K Hewison 21 Sep 1927  
Plt Off John H L Maund 23 Feb 1928  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Flt Lt Robert G Gore  7 Jun 1927  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Louis de L Leder  2 Dec 1927  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Frank L White 19 May 1927  

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul -  Sep 1928

Rank Name Date Notes
Sgt Plt V R Saunders 31 Aug 1928 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt Plt F W Fletcher 31 Aug 1928 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Amman RAF Transjordan & Palestine

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Edward G Hopcroft

26 Sep 1927 Officer Commanding, DSC
Flt Lt

Henry G Crowe

17 Oct 1926 MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Hugh L P Lester  1 May 1928  
Flt Lt Reginald N Waite 18 Jul 1928 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William M M Hurley 10 Jul 1928  
Fg Off

Thomas B Prickman

22 Sep 1925 Pilotage (Navigation) duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off John H Hutchinson 17 May 1928  
Fg Off William A Cooke  4 Feb 1927  
Fg Off Charles A C Patton  4 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Patrick de C Festing Smith 19 Sep 1927
Fg Off Henry T A Silcox 10 Mar 1927  
Fg Off Gilbert M Beattie 23 Feb 1927  
Fg Off Arthur O Moore 20 Sep 1927  
Plt Off Douglas K Hewison 21 Sep 1927  
Plt Off Ronald W M Clark 28 Jul 1928  

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6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Flt Lt Robert G Gore  7 Jun 1927  
Fg Off

Edward A Burridge

13 Jul 1928 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Louis de L Leder  2 Dec 1927  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Frank L White 19 May 1927  

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Sep - Dec 1928

Rank Name Date Notes
Sgt Plt V R Saunders 31 Aug 1928 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt Plt F W Fletcher 31 Aug 1928 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

Nominal Roll of Officers and pilots: 31 Dec 1928

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Edward G Hopcroft

Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Robert B Sutherland Flight Commander
Flt Lt Hugh L P Lester Flight Commander
Flt Lt Reginald N Waite Flight Commander
Flt Lt William M M Hurley Adjutant
Flt Lt Louis de L Leder Accountant Officer
Flt Lt Ernest J Jenkins Medical Officer
Fg Off

Edward A Burridge

Stores Officer
Fg Off Robert A A Cole Air Pilotage Officer
Fg Off Patrick de C Festing Smith Armament Officer
Fg Off Arthur O Moore Photographic Officer
Plt Off R W N Clarke Signals Officer
Flt Lt Cyril B Greet Supernumerary
Flt Lt

Henry G Crowe

On leave in the UK
Fg Off John H Hutchinson  
Fg Off William A Cooke  
Fg Off Henry T A Silcox Attached to No 2 Armoured Car Company
Fg Off C Warson  
Plt Off George E E Singleton  
Plt Off D J Hughes-Morgan  
Sgt Plt E C Corke  
Sgt Plt E S Alcock  
Sgt Plt J Thom  
Sgt Plt J I Richardson  
Sgt Plt R W Knights  
Sgt Plt N S Hopkins  
Sgt Plt R H Owens  

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

De Havilland DH9A

Amman RAF Transjordan & Palestine

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Edward G Hopcroft

26 Sep 1927 Officer Commanding, DSC
Flt Lt Robert B Sutherland 11 Nov 1928 DFC
Flt Lt Cyril B Greet  7 Nov 1928  
Flt Lt Cecil S Riccard  8 Apr 1928  
Fg Off Robert A A Cole 14 Aug 1928  
Fg Off John H Hutchinson 17 May 1928  
Fg Off Alline P Wayte  8 May 1929  
Fg Off Patrick de C Festing Smith 19 Sep 1927
Fg Off Edward C Foreman 11 Jan 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties;
Fg Off Arthur O Moore 20 Sep 1927  
Fg Off George E E Singleton 27 Oct 1928  

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6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off

Edward A Burridge

13 Jul 1928 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Louis de L Leder  2 Dec 1927  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt John Parry-Evans 23 Mar 1929
Flt Lt Ernest J Jenkins  1 Nov 1928

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul - Dec 1929

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Edward G Hopcroft

 3 Dec 1929 Relinquished command of No 14 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Frank O Soden  3 Dec 1929 Assumed command of No 14 Sqn

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

Organisational Movements: Jul - Dec 1929

Date Notes
xx Nov 1929 Squadron received its first Fairey IIIFs to equip Cape - Cairo Flight
Fairey IIIF of No 14 Squadon*

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

Nominal Roll of Officers and pilots: 31 Dec 1929

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Frank O Soden

Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Frank H Woolliams Flight Commander
Flt Lt Cyril B Greet Flight Commander
Flt Lt Max E B P Storrie Flight Commander
Flt Lt Robert B Sutherland Adjutant
Fg Off Arthur O Moore Photographic Officer
Fg Off Alexander L Franks  
Fg Off John H Hutchinson  
Fg Off Alline P Wayte  
Plt Off Paul K Robertson  
Plt Off Charles B Field  
Fg Off Christopher Crowley Medical Officer
Fg Off Thomas I Illiff Stores Officer
Fg Off

John P Cave

Accountant Officer

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1930

Date Notes
 6 Jan 1930 Cape to Cairo Flight 1930 departed RAF Amman for RAF Heliopolis
11 Jan 1930 Cape to Cairo Flight 1930 departed RAF Heliopolis for Cape Town
26 Feb 1930 Cape to Cairo Flight 1930 arrived at RAF Heliopolis from Cape Town
22 Feb 1930 Second flight re-equipped with Fairey IIIFs
xx Mar 1930 Third flight re-equipped with Fairey IIIFs

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Fairey IIIF

Amman RAF Transjordan & Palestine

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Frank O Soden 22 Nov 1929 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt Frank H Woolliams 13 Sep 1929  
Flt Lt Max E B P Storrie 14 Aug 1929  
Flt Lt Cyril B Greet  7 Nov 1928  
Flt Lt John H Hutchinson 17 May 1928  
Fg Off Alline P Wayte  8 May 1929  
Fg Off Alexander L Franks 13 Sep 1929
Fg Off Arthur O Moore 20 Sep 1927  
Fg Off Paul K Robertson 13 Jun 1929  
Plt Off Charles B Field 11 Nov 1929  

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6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Thomas I Illiff  6 Dec 1929  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off

John P Cave

14 Nov 1929 later A/Cdre
Medical Branch
Fg Off Christopher Crowley 29 Oct 1929 MB, BCh

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

Personnel Movements: Jul 1930 - Jul 1931

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt

Richard L R Atcherley

13 Oct 1930 Arrived from the UK in his private Avro Avian

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Fairey IIIF

Amman RAF Transjordan & Palestine

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Frank O Soden 22 Nov 1929 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt Frank H Woolliams 13 Sep 1929  
Flt Lt

Richard L R Atcherley

13 Oct 1930 later AM
Flt Lt Ivor G E Dale 30 Mar 1931  
Fg Off William D J Michie 13 Oct 1930 Photographic duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Patrick J H Halahan  4 Jul 1930  
Fg Off Paul K Robertson 13 Jun 1929  
Fg Off Alan K H Binley  1 Aug 1930 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Alexander L Franks 13 Sep 1929 Armament duties
Fg Off

Lancelot E Jarman

 4 Jul 1930 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Ronald M Smith 24 Feb 1931  

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6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Thomas I Illiff  6 Dec 1929  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off William R Donkin 13 Sep 1930  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Brendan B Kennedy  4 Feb 1931 MB, BCh

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

Nominal Roll of Officers: 31 Dec 1931

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Frank O Soden

Officer Commanding, No 14 Sqn
Flt Lt

Richard L R Atcherley

Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Francis H Ronksley Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Ivor G E Dale Officer Commanding, 'C' Flight
Flt Lt William R Donkin Accountant Officer
Flt Lt Henry E Young Stores Officer
Fg Off Patrick J H Halahan  
Fg Off Francis P Hewitt Adjutant
Fg Off Alan K H Binley  
Fg Off Ronald M Smith  
Fg Off

Lancelot E Jarman

 
Fg Off Alan H Hole  
Fg Off E V N Bramley  
Sqn Ldr Terence J D Atteridge Medical Officer

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

Personnel Movements: Dec 1931 - Jul 1932

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt

Richard L R Atcherley

 6 Jan 1932 Proceeded to RAF Heliopolis with 4 IIIFs for East African Cruise
Fg Off Leslie H Anderson 16 Mar 1932 Arrived on posting, wef 4 Mar 1932
Plt Off George R Moorby 16 Mar 1932 Arrived on posting, wef 4 Mar 1932
Fg Off E V N Bramley 23 May 1932 Killed in a flying accident
LAC Moore 23 May 1932 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

Organisational Movements: Dec 1931 - Jul 1932

Date Notes
 6 Jan 1932 4 x Fairey IIIFs proceeded to RAF Heliopolis to carry out East African Cruise
 2 Apr 1932 4 x Fairey IIIFs returned on conclusion of East African Cruise

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Fairey IIIF

Amman RAF Transjordan & Palestine

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Frank O Soden 22 Nov 1929 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt Francis H Ronksley 27 Nov 1931 MC
Flt Lt

Richard L R Atcherley

13 Oct 1930 later AM
Flt Lt Ivor G E Dale 30 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Alan K H Binley  1 Aug 1930 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Francis P Hewitt 30 Nov 1931 Armament duties
Fg Off Louis P Rowley 15 May 1932  
Fg Off

Lancelot E Jarman

 4 Jul 1930 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Leslie H Anderson  4 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Ronald M Smith 24 Feb 1931  
Fg Off Alan H Hole 25 Jul 1931  
Plt Off George R Moorby  4 Mar 1932  

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6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Flt Lt Henry E Young 25 Jul 1931  
Fg Off Frank G Lee 24 Apr 1932  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off William R Donkin 13 Sep 1930  
Medical Branch
Sqn Ldr Terence J D Atteridge  4 Jun 1931 MRCS, LRCP

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Frank O Soden 29 Oct 1932 Relinquished command of No 14 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Leonard H Cockey

29 Oct 1932 Assumed command of No 14 Sqn
AC1 C Stocks  3 Jan 1933 Killed in a flying accident
LAC R H G Willmott 28 May 1928 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off J Bradley 12 Jun 1933 Killed in a motor accident

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Date Notes
xx Jul 1932 Squadron received it's first Fairey Gordon
Fairey Gordon of No 14 Squadon

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Fairey Gordon

Amman RAF Transjordan & Palestine

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Leonard H Cockey

 1 Oct 1932 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Francis H Ronksley 27 Nov 1931 MC
Flt Lt

Richard L R Atcherley

13 Oct 1930 later AM
Flt Lt Richard J A Ford 10 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Louis P Rowley 15 May 1932  
Fg Off John F Loverseed 15 Mar 1933
Fg Off Leslie H Anderson  4 Mar 1932  
Fg Off George G Stead 13 Apr 1933 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off George R Moorby  4 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Gerald V Barber 27 Aug 1932  
Fg Off Wilfred J F Bull 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off William J H Ekins 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Kenneth F Ferguson 28 Feb 1933  
Plt Off George W Heather 17 Oct 1932  
Plt Off Clair S Byram 28 Feb 1933  

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6 Airman Pilots

Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II James A Shirley 28 Nov 1931  
WO II Robert Kyle  1 Feb 1933  
WO II Llewellyn G Williams  1Feb 1933  
WO II Herbert R Evans 24 Oct 1932  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

Nominal Roll of Officers and pilots: 31 Dec 1933

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Leonard H Cockey

Officer Commanding, No 14 Sqn
Fg Off George R Moorby Adjutant
Flt Lt Richard J A Ford Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Fg Off Gerald V Barber 'A' Flight
Fg Off Wilfred J F Bull 'A' Flight
Fg Off Kenneth F Ferguson 'A' Flight
Sgt T R Harms 'A' Flight
Sgt J W Monk 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Francis H Ronksley Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Fg Off George G Stead 'B' Flight
Fg Off William J H Ekins 'B' Flight
Plt Off Ronald H Young 'B' Flight
Sgt C H Wannop 'B' Flight
Sgt F C W Rogers 'B' Flight
Flt Lt

Alan P Bett

Officer Commanding, 'C' Flight
Fg Off John Coverdale 'C' Flight
Fg Off George W Heather 'C' Flight
Plt Off Clair S Byram 'C' Flight
Sgt E J Hayes 'C' Flight
Sgt C L D Barker 'C' Flight

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Gordon Amman RAF Transjordan & Palestine

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Leonard H Cockey

 1 Oct 1932 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Francis H Ronksley 27 Nov 1931 MC
Flt Lt Richard J A Ford 10 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt

Alan P Bett

18 Jul 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John Coverdale 21 May 1934  
Fg Off John F Loverseed 15 Mar 1933
Fg Off George G Stead 13 Apr 1933 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off George R Moorby  4 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Gerald V Barber 27 Aug 1932  
Fg Off Wilfred J F Bull 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off William J H Ekins 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Kenneth F Ferguson 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off George W Heather 17 Oct 1932  
Plt Off Clair S Byram 28 Feb 1933  
Plt Off Ronald H Young 15 Aug 1933

-

6 Airman Pilots

Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Herbert R Evans 24 Oct 1932  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Fairey Gordon

Amman RAF Transjordan & Palestine

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Leonard H Cockey

 1 Oct 1932 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Ralph A B Stone 14 Apr 1934  
Flt Lt

Alan P Bett

18 Jul 1933 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Ronald W M Clark  8 Mar 1934  
Fg Off John Coverdale 21 May 1934  
Fg Off George G Stead 13 Apr 1933 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off George R Moorby  4 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Gerald V Barber 27 Aug 1932  
Fg Off Wilfred J F Bull 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off William J H Ekins 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Kenneth F Ferguson 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off George W Heather 17 Oct 1932  
Plt Off Clair S Byram 28 Feb 1933  
Plt Off Ronald H Young 15 Aug 1933

-

6 Airman Pilots

Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Herbert R Evans 24 Oct 1932  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Nominal Roll of Officers and pilots: 31 Dec 1934

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Leonard H Cockey

Officer Commanding, No 14 Sqn
Fg Off Kenneth F Ferguson Adjutant
Flt Lt Ralph A B Stone Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Fg Off Wilfred J F Bull 'A' Flight
Plt Off Antony P Hollick 'A' Flight
Sgt T R Harms 'A' Flight
Sgt J W Monk 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Ronald W M Clark Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Fg Off Michael A Aylmer 'B' Flight
Fg Off William J H Ekins 'B' Flight
Plt Off Ronald H Young 'B' Flight
Sgt C H Wannop 'B' Flight
Sgt F C W Rogers 'B' Flight
Sgt R H Payne 'B' Flight
Flt Lt John Coverdale Officer Commanding, 'C' Flight
Fg Off Clair S Byram 'C' Flight
Plt Off Richard G Seys 'C' Flight
Sgt D J Donaldson 'C' Flight
Sgt H J Sooley 'C' Flight

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Fairey Gordon

Amman RAF Transjordan & Palestine

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Leonard H Cockey

 1 Oct 1932 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Ralph A B Stone 14 Apr 1934  
Flt Lt John Coverdale 21 May 1934  
Flt Lt Ronald W M Clark  8 Mar 1934  
Fg Off William J H Ekins 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Kenneth F Ferguson 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Ronald H Young 15 Aug 1933
Fg Off Michael A Aylmer 23 Oct 1934  
Plt Off Antony P Hollick 18 Jun 1934  
Plt Off Richard G Seys  1 Nov 1934  
Plt Off Douglas P Frost  4 Feb 1935  
APO Grahame L Cruickshanks 23 Apr 1935  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1936

Date Notes
20 Sep 1935 'D' Flight formed equipped with Vickers Vincents
xx Dec 1935 'D' Flight equipped with Vickers Vincents
Vincent

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

Nominal Roll of Officers and pilots: 31 Dec 1935

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Thomas C Traill

Officer Commanding, No 14 Sqn
Fg Off Michael A Aylmer Adjutant
Flt Lt Eric B Grace Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Fg Off Wilfred J F Bull 'A' Flight
Plt Off Antony P Hollick 'A' Flight
Plt Off Grahame L Cruickshanks 'A' Flight
Sgt F N Heapey 'A' Flight
Sgt M G Steele 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Ralph A B Stone Detached to No 4 FTS
Flt Lt Ronald W M Clark Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Plt Off Douglas P Frost 'B' Flight
Plt Off D Davies 'B' Flight
Sgt R H Payne 'B' Flight
Sgt L J Brown 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Charles V Howes Officer Commanding, 'C' Flight
Plt Off Richard G Seys 'C' Flight
Plt Off Royd M Fenwick-Wilson 'C' Flight
Sgt D J Donaldson 'C' Flight
Sgt H J Sooley 'C' Flight
Flt Lt J G Franks Officer Commanding, 'D' Flight
Fg Off D P McKeown 'D' Flight
Plt Off W L Collett 'D' Flight
Plt Off F J O Lasbrey 'D' Flight
Sgt C H Richardson 'D' Flight
Sgt H C Morris 'D' Flight

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1936

Date Notes
 8 Jan 1936 'D' Flight completed training and transferred to No 45 Sqn

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Fairey Gordon

Amman HQ British Forces in  Palestine & Transjordan

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Thomas C Traill

 1 Aug 1935 Officer Commanding, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Charles V Howes 16 Aug 1935  
Flt Lt Eric B Grace 19 Jul 1935  
Flt Lt J B Sims  7 May 1936  
Fg Off Michael A Aylmer 23 Oct 1934  
Fg Off Antony P Hollick 18 Jun 1934  
Plt Off Richard G Seys  1 Nov 1934  
Plt Off Douglas P Frost  4 Feb 1935  
Plt Off Grahame L Cruickshanks 23 Apr 1935  
Plt Off Royd M Fenwick-Wilson 24 Aug 1935  
Plt Off J C McG Lunn 20 Feb 1936  
APO M H T Cooke  8 May 1936

-

10 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

August 1936

Source - August 1936 Air Force List

Nominal Roll of Officers and pilots: 31 Dec 1936

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Thomas C Traill

Officer Commanding, No 14 Sqn
Fg Off Michael A Aylmer Adjutant
Flt Lt Eric B Grace Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Fg Off Richard G Seys 'A' Flight
Plt Off Grahame L Cruickshanks 'A' Flight
Sgt F N Heapey 'A' Flight
Sgt C N O'Brien 'A' Flight
Sgt C J Chick 'A' Flight
Flt Lt J B Sims Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Plt Off M H T Cooke 'B' Flight
Plt Off D E Bell 'B' Flight
Sgt Treneer 'B' Flight
Sgt Morison 'B' Flight
Sgt May 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Charles V Howes Officer Commanding, 'C' Flight
Plt Off Royd M Fenwick-Wilson 'C' Flight
Plt Off J C McG Lunn 'C' Flight
Sgt H J Sooley 'C' Flight
Sgt W A M Birt 'C' Flight

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Fairey Gordon

Amman HQ British Forces in  Palestine & Transjordan

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Thomas C Traill

 1 Aug 1935 Officer Commanding, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt J B Sims  7 May 1936  
Flt Lt Michael A Aylmer 23 Oct 1934  
Fg Off C L Gomm 30 Mar 1937  
Fg Off Richard G Seys  1 Nov 1934  
Fg Off Royd M Fenwick-Wilson 24 Aug 1935  
Plt Off J C McG Lunn 20 Feb 1936  
Plt Off M H T Cooke  8 May 1936
Plt Off D E Bell  8 Dec 1936  
APO H D Card 10 Apr 1937  
APO C G S Robinson 10 Apr 1937  
APO Deryck C Stapleton 10 Apr 1937 later AVM
APO J W B Vernon 10 Apr 1937  

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9 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul - Dec 1937

Date Notes
12 Aug 1937 The Squadron Badge, which been authorised in May 1937 was presented by AVM C T Maclean
No 14 Squadron badge

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

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

Nominal Roll of Officers and pilots: 31 Dec 1937

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Thomas C Traill

Officer Commanding, No 14 Sqn
Plt Off D E Bell Adjutant
Act Flt Lt C L Gomm Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Plt Off C G S Robinson 'A' Flight
Plt Off H D Card 'A' Flight
Sgt L A Patey 'A' Flight
Sgt D S M Scott 'A' Flight
Fg Off J C McG Lunn Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Plt Off M H T Cooke 'B' Flight
Sgt R G Morison 'B' Flight
Sgt C R K Bools 'B' Flight
Sgt A F Wimsett 'B' Flight
Sgt B B Witty 'B' Flight
Fg Off Royd M Fenwick-Wilson Officer Commanding, 'C' Flight
Plt Off Deryck C Stapleton 'C' Flight
Sgt C J Chick 'C' Flight
Sgt R B Broadhurst 'C' Flight
Sgt H N Norris 'C' Flight
Sgt R H Sweeting 'C' Flight

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jun 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Anthony D Selway

 4 May 1938 Arrived on posting as supernumerary pending assuming command of No 14 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Thomas C Traill

 5 May 1938 Relinquished command of No 14 Sqn on posting to RAF Helwan
Sqn Ldr

Anthony D Selway

 5 May 1938 Assumed command of No 14 Sqn

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jun 1938

Date Notes
19 Mar 1938 Squadron received its first two Vickers Wellesleys
Wellesley L2697 of No 14 Squadon*

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

Nominal Roll of Officers and pilots: 30 Jun 1938

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Anthony D Selway

Officer Commanding, No 14 Sqn
Plt Off H D Card Adjutant
Plt Off D E Bell Attached to SHQ RAF Amman for duty as Adjutant
Act Flt Lt C L Gomm Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Plt Off R R Helsby 'A' Flight
Plt Off C G S Robinson 'A' Flight
Plt Off C S Kearey 'A' Flight
Sgt L A Patey 'A' Flight
Sgt D S M Scott 'A' Flight
Fg Off J C McG Lunn Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Plt Off M H T Cooke 'B' Flight
APO A C Godfrey 'B' Flight
Sgt R G Morison 'B' Flight
Sgt C R K Bools 'B' Flight
Sgt A F Wimsett 'B' Flight
Fg Off Royd M Fenwick-Wilson Officer Commanding, 'C' Flight
Plt Off Deryck C Stapleton 'C' Flight
Plt Off J C G Macnab 'C' Flight
Sgt C J Chick 'C' Flight
Sgt R B Broadhurst 'C' Flight
Sgt H N Norris 'C' Flight
Sgt R H Sweeting 'C' Flight

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Wellesley

Amman HQ British Forces in  Palestine & Transjordan

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Anthony D Selway

 4 May 1938 Officer Commanding; later AM
Act Flt Lt C L Gomm 30 Mar 1937  
Fg Off Royd M Fenwick-Wilson 24 Aug 1935  
Fg Off J C McG Lunn 20 Feb 1936  
Fg Off M H T Cooke  8 May 1936
Plt Off D E Bell  8 Dec 1936  
Plt Off H D Card 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off C G S Robinson 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off Deryck C Stapleton 10 Apr 1937 later AVM
Plt Off C S Kearey 30 Apr 1938  
Plt Off J C G Macnab 30 Apr 1938  
APO A C Godfrey 17 Feb 1938  

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8 Airman Pilots

Warrant Officers
WO A L Whittaker 13 Mar 1937  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jun 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
APO L S Bullwinkle  8 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS
APO J V Beggren  8 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS
APO R A Green  8 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS
APO C F Greenhill  8 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS
Plt Off J E Jordan  8 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS
Plt Off J E Gorringe-Smith  8 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS
Sgt Brown  8 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS
Sgt Burcher  8 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS
Sgt Gilmore  8 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS
Sgt Dickson  8 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Wellesley

Amman HQ British Forces in  Palestine & Transjordan

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Anthony D Selway

 4 May 1938 Officer Commanding; later AM
Flt Lt C L Gomm 30 Mar 1937  
Act Flt Lt J C McG Lunn 20 Feb 1936  
Fg Off Royd M Fenwick-Wilson 24 Aug 1935  
Fg Off M H T Cooke  8 May 1936
Plt Off H D Card 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off Deryck C Stapleton 10 Apr 1937 later AVM
Plt Off C S Kearey 30 Apr 1938  
Plt Off J C G Macnab 30 Apr 1938  
Plt Off R R Helsby 20 Jun 1938  
Plt Off A C Godfrey 17 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J V Beggren 10 Sep 1938  
Plt Off L S Bullwinkle 10 Sep 1938  
Plt Off J E Gorringe-Smith 10 Sep 1938  
Plt Off RA Green 10 Sep 1938  
Plt Off J E Jordan 10 Sep 1938  
APO G T Dodgshun 10 Sep 1938  
APO C F Greenhill 10 Sep 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO A L Whittaker 13 Mar 1937

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off L S Bullwinkle 13 Feb 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt C J Chick 13 Feb 1939 Killed in a flying accident
LAC D J Segrave 13 Feb 1939 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Wellesley

Amman HQ British Forces in  Palestine & Transjordan

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Anthony D Selway

 4 May 1938 Officer Commanding; later AM
Act Flt Lt J C McG Lunn 20 Feb 1936  
Fg Off Royd M Fenwick-Wilson 24 Aug 1935  
Fg Off M H T Cooke  8 May 1936
Fg Off H D Card 10 Apr 1937  
Fg Off Deryck C Stapleton 10 Apr 1937 later AVM
Plt Off C S Kearey 30 Apr 1938  
Plt Off J C G Macnab 30 Apr 1938  
Plt Off R R Helsby 20 Jun 1938  
Plt Off A C Godfrey 17 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J V Beggren 10 Sep 1938  
Plt Off J E Gorringe-Smith 10 Sep 1938  
Plt Off RA Green 10 Sep 1938  
Plt Off J E Jordan 10 Sep 1938  
Plt Off C F Greenhill 10 Sep 1938  
APO G T Dodgshun 10 Sep 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO B W Killington  8 Dec 1938

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Wellesley

Amman HQ British Forces in  Palestine & Transjordan

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Anthony D Selway

 4 May 1938 Officer Commanding; later AM
Act Flt Lt M H T Cooke  8 May 1936  
Fg Off Royd M Fenwick-Wilson 24 Aug 1935  
Fg Off H D Card 10 Apr 1937  
Fg Off Deryck C Stapleton 10 Apr 1937 later AVM
Fg Off R R Helsby 20 Jun 1938
Plt Off C S Kearey 30 Apr 1938  
Plt Off J C G Macnab 30 Apr 1938  
Plt Off A C Godfrey 17 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J V Beggren 10 Sep 1938  
Plt Off J E Gorringe-Smith 10 Sep 1938  
Plt Off R A Green 10 Sep 1938  
Plt Off J E Jordan 10 Sep 1938  
Plt Off C F Greenhill 10 Sep 1938  
APO G T Dodgshun 10 Sep 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO B W Killington  8 Dec 1938
WO E T Crouch 25 Oct 1937

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off A C Godfrey  2 Sep 1939 Detached to No 30 Sqn to be training on Blenheims
Plt Off W D Matthew  2 Sep 1939 Detached to No 30 Sqn to be training on Blenheims
Plt Off F C B Harrison  2 Sep 1939 Detached to No 30 Sqn to be training on Blenheims
Plt Off J V Beggren  2 Sep 1939 Detached to No 30 Sqn to be training on Blenheims
Plt Off D A R Elliott  2 Sep 1939 Detached to No 30 Sqn to be training on Blenheims
Sgt B T Hopkins  2 Sep 1939 Detached to No 30 Sqn to be training on Blenheims
Plt Off R A Green  2 Sep 1939 Detached to No 55 Sqn to be training on Blenheims
Plt Off D M Illsley  2 Sep 1939 Detached to No 55 Sqn to be training on Blenheims
APO R Garside  2 Sep 1939 Detached to No 55 Sqn to be training on Blenheims
Plt Off J A Ferguson  2 Sep 1939 Detached to No 55 Sqn to be training on Blenheims
Sgt J A Burcher  2 Sep 1939 Detached to No 55 Sqn to be training on Blenheims
Sgt J R Taylor  2 Sep 1939 Detached to No 55 Sqn to be training on Blenheims
Act Flt Lt Willis  7 Oct 1939 OC, 'B' Flight, posted to RAF Amman for duty as Adjutant
Flt Lt A T Irvine 21 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off R W A Turtle 24 Oct 1939 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off J E Gorringe-Smith 24 Oct 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Plt Off R W A Turtle 27 Nov 1939 Transferred to Aboukir as Class 'B' Invalid pending embarkation to UK

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
24 Aug 1939 Squadron moved from RAF Amman to its War Station at RAF Ismailia to join No 1 Bomber Wing
10 Sep 1939 'B' Flight detached to Qasaba and to be known as No 14 Sqn Detached Reconnaissance Flight
22 Sep 1939 No 1 Bomber Wing redesignated No 250 Wing
 2 Oct 1939 'A' Flight detached to Qasaba to relieve 'B' Flight
20 Oct 1939 'C' Flight detached to Qasaba to relieve 'A' Flight
15 Dec 1939 Advance Party, departed RAF Ismailia for RAF Amman
18 Dec 1939 Main Rail and Road Parties, departed RAF Ismailia for RAF Amman
19 Dec 1939 Main Air Party, departed RAF Ismailia for RAF Amman

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jun 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Anthony D Selway

 9 Feb 1940 Proceeded to RAF Abu Sueir with 12 officers and 9 Airmen for Anti-Submarine course
Sqn Ldr

Anthony D Selway

 5 Mar 1940 Returned from RAF Abu Sueir with 12 officers and 9 Airmen on completion of course
Sqn Ldr (Rev) Martin  6 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Chaplain

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jun 1940

Date Notes
xx Apr 1940 Squadron adopts the squadron codes BF
Wellesley L2670 of No 14 Squadon*
 2 May 1940 4 x Wellesleys and rail party left RAF Abu Sueir for Port Sudan
11 May 1940 5 x Wellesleys of 'C' Flight and 1 x Bombay left RAF Amman for Port Sudan
13 May 1940 1 x Wellesley of 'C' Flight left RAF Amman for Port Sudan
18 May 1940 Ground Party, departed RAF Amman for Port Sudan by road, rail and sea
19 May 1940 Ground Party, arrived at RAF Ismailia
20 May 1940 Ground Party, departed RAF Ismailia for Suez, embarking on HT Akbar
21 May 1940 Ground Party on HT Akbar, set sail for Port Sudan
24 May 1940 Ground Party on HT Akbar, arrived in Port Sudan
 6 Jun 1940 Ground Echelon, No 112 Sqn Detached Flight arrived on attachment to No 14 Sqn as 'K' Flight
Gladiator I

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

Nominal Roll of Officers and pilots: 17 Jun 1940

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Anthony D Selway

Officer Commanding, No 14 Sqn
Plt Off B J Hyde Adjutant
Plt Off C D Hill Intelligence Officer
Plt Off E P Southby Codes and Cypher Officer
Plt Off R J Aitken Codes and Cypher Officer
Flt Lt V A F Martin Medical Officer
Fg Off H Parker Equipment Officer
Fg Off R R Helsby Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Plt Off D M Illsley 'A' Flight
Plt Off W D Matthew 'A' Flight
Plt Off C F Greenhill 'A' Flight
Sgt L A J Patey 'A' Flight
Sgt A G Brown 'A' Flight
Sgt E E Blofeld 'A' Flight
Sgt J Potts 'A' Flight
Sgt T W G Morren 'A' Flight
Fg Off S G Soderholm Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Plt Off J A Ferguson 'B' Flight
Plt Off J B Le Cavilier 'B' Flight
Plt Off R J Willetts 'B' Flight
Plt Off A J Smith 'B' Flight
Sgt R G Gilmore 'B' Flight
Sgt A F Wimsett 'B' Flight
Act Flt Lt Deryck C Stapleton Officer Commanding, 'C' Flight
Plt Off T G Rhodes 'C' Flight
Plt Off R A Green 'C' Flight
Plt Off M Mackenzie 'C' Flight
Sgt J A Burcher 'C' Flight
Sgt G E Dickson 'C' Flight
Sgt H N Norris 'C' Flight
Sgt L H Moulton 'C' Flight
Sgt G M Keith 'C' Flight
Sgt B T Hopkins 'C' Flight

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Oct 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off S G Soderholm  3 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Flt Sgt J C Dawson  3 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt B L Trayhurn  3 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A H W Matthews 22 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt H N Norris  2 Sep 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt D'Arcy  2 Sep 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
LAC C D Lampard  2 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J A Ferguson 10 Sep 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Plt Off J Lynch 10 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt T Conway 10 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt N G Birks 20 Sep 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sqn Ldr

Anthony D Selway

24 Sep 1940 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Act Flt Lt Deryck C Stapleton  2 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr and assumed command of No 14 Sqn, wef 28 Sep 1940
Plt Off Donald xx Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Air Observer
Plt Off Whittard xx Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Air Observer
Plt Off Turney xx Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Air Observer
Plt Off Ormiston xx Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Pilot
Plt Off Renniker xx Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Pilot
Sgt Matetich xx Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Pilot

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

Flight Composition: 31 Oct 1940

Rank Name Notes
Flt Lt C D Hill Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Fg Off D M Illsley 'A' Flight
Plt Off Turney 'A' Flight
Plt Off Thomas 'A' Flight
Flt Sgt L A J Patey 'A' Flight
Sgt B T Hopkins 'A' Flight
Sgt Wiltshire 'A' Flight
Sgt Mildren 'A' Flight
Sgt Murrey 'A' Flight
Sgt Owens 'A' Flight
Sgt Frost 'A' Flight
Sgt Hall 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Robinson Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Fg Off R A Green 'B' Flight
Fg Off J B Le Cavilier 'B' Flight
Fg Off R J Willetts 'B' Flight
Plt Off A J Smith 'B' Flight
Plt Off Donald 'B' Flight
Sgt R G Gilmore 'B' Flight
Sgt Taylor 'B' Flight
Sgt E E Blofeld 'B' Flight
Sgt T W G Morren 'B' Flight
Sgt Parker 'B' Flight
Sgt Fretwell 'B' Flight
Sgt Wilkie 'B' Flight
Sgt Cooke 'B' Flight
Sgt Clapham 'B' Flight
Sgt Bury 'B' Flight
Sgt Smith 'B' Flight
Sgt Chilman 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Buchanan Officer Commanding, 'C' Flight
Fg Off M Mackenzie 'C' Flight
Fg Off Matthew 'C' Flight
Fg Off T G Rhodes 'C' Flight
Plt Off Whittard 'C' Flight
Sgt A G Brown 'C' Flight
Sgt J A Burcher 'C' Flight
Sgt G E Dickson 'C' Flight
Sgt L H Moulton 'C' Flight
Sgt J Potts 'C' Flight
Sgt Farrell 'C' Flight
Sgt Small 'C' Flight
Sgt Bosley 'C' Flight
Sgt Hitchin 'C' Flight
Sgt Bartholomew 'C' Flight
Sgt Ball 'C' Flight
Sgt McConnell 'C' Flight
Sgt Lewis 'C' Flight
Sgt Taylor 'C' Flight

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

Operation Crews: 31 Dec 1940

Pilots Observers Air Gunners
Sqn Ldr Deryck C Stapleton Plt Off Whittard  Sgt Bartholomew
Commanding Officer
'A' Flight
Flt Lt C D Hill Sgt Wiltshire LAC Ritchie
Plt Off D M Illsley Plt Off Thomas Sgt Burrows
Plt Off Ormiston Sgt Mildren Sgt Owen
Flt Sgt L A J Patey   Sgt Frost
Sgt Matetich    
Sgt Martin   Sgt Bamber
'B' Flight
Flt Lt Robinson Plt Off Donald Sgt Cooke
Plt Off R A Green Sgt Morton Sgt Chapman
Fg Off J B Le Cavilier Sgt Fretwell Sgt Bury
Plt Off Renniker   Sgt Roy
Sgt Gilmore Sgt Wilkie Sgt Smith
Sgt J R Taylor Sgt Parker Sgt Chilman
'C' Flight
Flt Lt Buchanan Sgt Chaplin  
Fg Off Mackenzie Sgt Farrell  
Plt Off W D Matthew Sgt Bosley Sgt Taylor
Sgt L H Moulton
Sgt Dickson Sgt Cotton Sgt Edley
Sgt J A Burcher
Fg Off J V Beggren - detached to RAF Ismalia
Sgt Potts - Non operational all aircraft

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

Organisational Movements: Jun - Dec 1940

Date Notes
xx Jun 1940 (?) Squadron changed its codes from BF to LY
Wellesley L2647 of No 14 Squadon*
24 Aug 1940 Detachment of 6 aircraft proceeded to Wadi Halfa
24 Aug 1940 Main Party departed Port Sudan for Wadi Halfa, staying the night at Atbara
25 Aug 1940 Main Party departed Atbara and arrived at Wadi Halfa
28 Aug 1940 Detachment of 6 aircraft returned to Port Sudan from Wadi Halfa
24 Sep 1940 Squadron began converting to Bristol Blenheim IVs, whilst continuing operations with Wellesleys
Blenheim IV T1994 of No 14 Squadon*
xx Dec 1940 Squadron relinquished its final Wellesley becoming fully equipped with Blenheims

Source - No 14 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/191)

Images marked * are produced by Pete West via 14 Sqn Association, Copyright Mike Napier©

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