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No 26 (Army Co-operation) Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


[Jul 1928 | Sep 1928 | Jul 1929 | Jul 1930 | Aug 1930 | Sep 1930 | Oct 1930 | Nov 1930 | Dec 1930 | Jul 1931 | Jul 1932 | Jul 1933 | Jan 1934 | Jul 1934 | Jul 1935 | Jul 1936 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Personnel Movements: Oct 1927 - Jul 1928

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Robert L Stevenson 11 Oct 1927 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 26 Sqn
Flt Lt

Leslie N Hollinghurst

 5 Nov 1927 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'A' Flight

Source - No 26 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/317)

Organisational Movements: Oct 1927 - Jul 1928

Date Notes
11 Oct 1927 Reformed at RAF Catterick with a HQ and one flight equipped with Armstrong Whitworth Atlas aircraft
Atlas
xx May 1928 Squadron ordered to work with Scottish and Northern Commands of the Army

Source - No 26 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/317)

July 1928

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Robert L Stevenson 11 Oct 1927 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Leslie N Hollinghurst

 5 Nov 1927 Officer Commanding 'A' Flight, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Frederick L B Hebbert 22 Feb 1928  
Flt Lt Robert Menzies 11 Oct 1927 Signals duties
Fg Off

Alfred C H Sharp

11 Oct 1927 Armament duties; later AVM
Fg Off Gerald H Loughnan 15 Nov 1927  
Fg Off Frederick C Rowland  8 Jan 1928 Photographic duties
Fg Off Frederick W H Hall  7 Jan 1928  
Fg Off Donald G K Walker 11 Jan  1928  
Fg Off Norman C Pleasance 11 Oct 1927  
Fg Off Morgan Griffiths 10 Nov 1927  
Fg Off Alexander K K Calwell 26 Oct 1927  
Plt Off Basil M Cary 26 Oct 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Plt Off William M Moore  8 Nov 1927  
Plt Off Edgar A Jones 17 Dec 1927  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Robert B Horstman 11 Oct 1927  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off James Lambie 11 Oct 1927  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Henry Penman 23 Jan 1928 MB

 

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul - Sep 1928

Date Notes
 1 Sep 1928 'B' Flight formed

Source - No 26 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/317)

September 1928

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Robert L Stevenson 11 Oct 1927 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Leslie N Hollinghurst

 5 Nov 1927 Officer Commanding 'A' Flight, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Frederick L B Hebbert 22 Feb 1928 Officer Commanding 'B' Flight,
Flt Lt Robert Menzies 11 Oct 1927 Signals duties
Fg Off

Alfred C H Sharp

11 Oct 1927 Armament duties; later AVM
Fg Off Gerald H Loughnan 15 Nov 1927 Adjutant
Fg Off Frederick W H Hall  7 Jan 1928  
Fg Off Donald G K Walker 11 Jan  1928 Photographic duties
Fg Off Norman C Pleasance 11 Oct 1927  
Fg Off Morgan Griffiths 10 Nov 1927  
Fg Off Alexander K K Calwell 26 Oct 1927  
Plt Off Basil M Cary 26 Oct 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Plt Off William M Moore  8 Nov 1927  
Plt Off Edgar A Jones 17 Dec 1927  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Robert B Horstman 11 Oct 1927  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off James Lambie 11 Oct 1927  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Henry Penman 23 Jan 1928 MB

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Sep 1928 - Jul 1929

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off C L Myers  6 Nov 1928 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 H Chadwick  6 Nov 1928 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 26 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/317)

Organisational Movements: Sep 1928 - Jul 1929

Date Notes
 1 Apr 1929 Authority was received for the formation of a third flight but was not completed until September
xx Apr 1929 Squadron was informed it may also be required to provide co-operation with Western Command
20 Apr 1929 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Annual Armament Training
 3 May 1929 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Annual Armament Training

Source - No 26 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/317)

July 1929

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Robert L Stevenson 11 Oct 1927 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Arthur G Jarvis  4 May 1928 Officer Commanding 'A' Flight, AFC
Flt Lt Frederick L B Hebbert 22 Feb 1928 Officer Commanding 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Robert Menzies 11 Oct 1927 Signals duties
Fg Off Gerald H Loughnan 15 Nov 1927  
Fg Off Benson F R M Freeman 21 Feb 1929  
Fg Off Frederick W H Hall  7 Jan 1928  
Fg Off Frederick G S Wilson 21 Jan 1929  
Fg Off Donald G K Walker 11 Jan  1928 Photographic duties
Fg Off Cyril E Kay 28 Jan 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off

George R Weighill

20 Aug 1928 Armament duties;
Fg Off Herbert G Hicks  1 Sep 1928  
Fg Off Harold L Piper  1 Sep 1928  
Fg Off Montague C Collins  1 Sep 1928  
Fg Off Kenneth C T Marshall  4 Nov 1928  
Plt Off Clifton Stephenson 15 Dec 1928  
Plt Off Edgar A Jones 17 Dec 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Plt Off William B Hartwright 15 Dec 1928  
Plt Off Norman C Odbert 15 Dec 1928  
Plt Off John B Fyfe 13 Apr 1929  
Plt Off John W Hawke  2 Apr 1929  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Edmund N D Worsley 19 Jan 1929  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off James Lambie 11 Oct 1927  
Fg Off Richard S Sweet  6 May 1929  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Leslie I Hyder  2 Jan 1929  
Education Officer
Mr Philip H Wood  1 Jan 1929 BSc

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Date Notes
xx Apr 1930 Squadron proceeded to RAF Catfoss for Annual Armament Training
xx Apr 1930 Squadron returned from RAF Catfoss on completion of Annual Armament Training

Source - No 26 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/317)

July 1930

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Robert L Stevenson 11 Oct 1927 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Frederick L B Hebbert 22 Feb 1928 Officer Commanding 'B' Flight
Flt Lt

Richard Grice

18 Jun 1929 Officer Commanding 'A' Flight, DFC, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William E Knowlden  2 Sep 1929 Signals duties
Flt Lt William J Millen  2 Sep 1929  
Flt Lt Gerald H Loughnan 15 Nov 1927  
Fg Off Benson F R M Freeman 21 Feb 1929  
Fg Off Frederick W H Hall  7 Jan 1928  
Fg Off Frederick G S Wilson 21 Jan 1929  
Fg Off Cyril E Kay 28 Jan 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off

George R Weighill

20 Aug 1928 Armament duties;
Fg Off Harold L Piper  1 Sep 1928 Photographic duties
Fg Off Robert L Bennet 18 Jul 1929 Photographic duties
Fg Off Reginald J Clare Hunt 15 Jun 1929  
Fg Off Antony P Anning  3 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Joseph S Shakespeare  3 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Arthur L Brain  3 Sep 1929  
Plt Off Douglas H V Craig  6 Mar 1930  
Plt Off Arthur F C Booth 12 Feb 1930  
Plt Off William M Rankin 12 Feb 1930  
Plt Off Arthur C Watson 12 Feb 1930  
Plt Off Robert C Dawkins  4 Mar 1930  
Plt Off John S D Miles  4 Mar 1930  
Plt Off Cecil V Ogden  4 Mar 1930  
Plt Off Robert Todd  1 Apr 1930  
Plt Off Frank Whittingham  1 Apr 1930  
Plt Off David H G Wood  1 Apr 1930  
Plt Off Roger C Mead 27 Jul 1929 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off Edmund N D Worsley 19 Jan 1929  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Richard S Sweet  6 May 1929  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Leo O'Connor 27 Aug 1926  
Education Officer
Mr Philip H Wood  1 Jan 1929 Acting Grade III, BSc

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 - Jun 1931

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Harold P Broad 19 Jan 1931 Arrived on posting from RAF College, wef 20 Dec 1930
Plt Off Maurice W L'I La V Baker 19 Jan 1931 Arrived on posting from RAF College, wef 20 Dec 1930
Flt Lt Frederick L B Hebbert 19 Jan 1931 Posted to RAF Staff College
Sqn Ldr Paul B Hunter 20 Jan 1931 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 26 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Robert L Stevenson  7 Feb 1931 Relinquished command of No 26 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Paul B Hunter  7 Feb 1931 Assumed command of No 26 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Robert L Stevenson  9 Feb 1931 Posted to the Air Ministry
Plt Off Reginald B Wardman  1 Feb 1931 Arrived on posting
Plt Off John R Watson  1 Feb 1931 Arrived on posting
Fg Off David H G Wood 10 Feb 1931 Posted to RAF Depot
Fg Off David H G Wood 14 Feb 1931 Posted to No 20 Sqn
Fg Off Robert L Bennet  1 Mar 1931 Posted to Night Flying Flight
Plt Off William A A Ashcroft  8 Mar 1931 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt

Richard Grice

10 Mar 1931 Posted to HQ Middle East
Flt Lt

Cyril N Ellen

23 Mar 1931 Arrived on posting
Fg Off D C Harrison 25 Mar 1931 Posted to RAF Sutton Bridge
Fg Off William M Rankin 22 Apr 1931 Posted to No 5 FTS
Fg Off Francis J B Keast 27 Apr 1931 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Chadwick 27 Apr 1931 Posted to No 16 Sqn
Flt Lt William J Millen 21 May 1931 Posted to HQ Inland Area

Source - No 26 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/317)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1930 - Jul 1931

Date Notes
xx Apr 1930 Squadron proceeded to RAF Catfoss for Annual Armament Training
xx Apr 1930 Squadron returned from RAF Catfoss on completion of Annual Armament Training
 4 Apr 1931 Squadron proceeded to RAF Catfoss for Annual Armament Training
 2 May 1931 Squadron returned from RAF Catfoss on completion of Annual Armament Training

Source - No 26 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/317)

July 1931

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Paul B Hunter 21 Jan 1931 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Cyril N Ellen

23 Mar 1931 DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Frederick W H Hall  7 Jan 1928  
Fg Off Joseph S Shakespeare  3 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Arthur L Brain  3 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Arthur F C Booth 12 Feb 1930  
Fg Off Cecil V Ogden  4 Mar 1930  
Fg Off John S D Miles  4 Mar 1930  
Fg Off Thomas W Hodgson  1 Jul 1930 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Robert Todd  1 Apr 1930  
Fg Off Frank Whittingham  1 Apr 1930  
Fg Off Reginald W H Harrison 26 Aug 1930  
Fg Off Stephen W H Egan  9 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Clifford J Hansford  9 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Noel C Hyde  9 Sep 1930 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Francis J B Keast 27 Apr 1931  
Plt Off Clement W W B Conway 23 Dec 1930  
Plt Off George J Holland 23 Dec 1930  
Plt Off Reginald B Wardman  1 Feb 1931  
Plt Off John R Watson  1 Feb 1931  
Plt Off William A A Ashcroft  8 Mar 1931  
Plt Off Harold P Broad 20 Dec 1930 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Maurice W L'I La V Baker 20 Dec 1930  
Stores Branch
Fg Off

Edward J H Starling

20 Dec 1930 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Reginald A J Mullarkey  3 Nov 1930  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Leo O'Connor 27 Aug 1926  
Education Officer
Mr Philip H Wood  1 Jan 1929 Acting Grade III, BSc

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1931 - Jun 1932

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Lennox O Welch 23 Jun 1931 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Cundell 23 Jun 1931 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt R H S Spaight  7 Jul 1931 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Robert L M Hall 26 Jul 1931 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Brice  8 Sep 1931 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Adams 28 Oct 1931 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt

Victor B Bennett

23 Dec 1931 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Brice  4 Jan 1932 Posted to RAF Calshot
Plt Off Harold P Broad  5 Jan 1932 Posted to No 31 Sqn, India
Plt Off Maurice W L'I La V Baker  5 Jan 1932 Posted to No 31 Sqn, India
Fg Off Adams  8 Jan 1932 Posted to No 20 Sqn, India
Plt Off Lionel V Andrews 11 Jan 1932 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Cundell 11 Jan 1932 Posted to No 2 Sqn, RAF Manston
Flt Lt R H S Spaight 18 Jan 1932 Posted to RAF Staff College
Fg Off Reginald B Wardman 12 Feb 1932 Posted to No 5 Sqn, India
Fg Off William A A Ashcroft 23 Feb 1932 Posted to No 31 Sqn, India
Fg Off Frank Whittingham  4 Mar 1932 Posted to No 30 Sqn, Iraq
Fg Off Noel C Hyde  4 Mar 1932 Posted to No 208 Sqn, Egypt
Plt Off Reginald J Twamley  8 Mar 1932 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Hamish McC White  8 Mar 1932 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Arthur H Seymour-Lucas  8 Mar 1932 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Reginald W H Harrison 31 Mar1932 Posted to Coast Defence Flight
Flt Lt Leslie R W Tillard 25 Apr 1932 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Thomas W Hodgson 25 Apr 1932 Posted to Electrical and Wireless School
Fg Off Stephen W H Egan 29 Apr 1932 Posted to No 208 Sqn, Egypt
Flt Lt

Cyril N Ellen

26 May 1932 Posted to No 20 Sqn, India
Fg Off Robert Todd xx Jun 1932 Posted to Home Aircraft Depot, RAF Henlow
Fg Off

Richard K Hamblin

 1 Jun 1932 Promoted to Flt Lt

Source - No 26 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/317)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1931 - Jun 1932

Date Notes
26 Mar 1932 Squadron proceeded to RAF Catfoss for Annual Armament Training
30 Apr 1932 Squadron returned from RAF Catfoss on completion of Annual Armament Training

Source - No 26 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/317)

July 1932

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Paul B Hunter 21 Jan 1931 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Victor B Bennett

23 Dec 1931 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Leslie R W Tillard 25 Apr 1932  
Flt Lt Frederick W H Hall  7 Jan 1928  
Flt Lt

Richard K Hamblin

21 Jul 1931 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Joseph S Shakespeare  3 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Arthur L Brain  3 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Lennox O Welch 23 Jun 1931  
Fg Off John S D Miles  4 Mar 1930  
Fg Off Robert Todd  1 Apr 1930  
Fg Off Clifford J Hansford  9 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Francis J B Keast 27 Apr 1931  
Fg Off George J Holland 23 Dec 1930  
Plt Off Reginald J Twamley  8 Mar 1932  
Plt Off Hamish McC White  8 Mar 1932  
Plt Off Lionel V Andrews 11 Jan 1932  
Plt Off Arthur H Seymour-Lucas  8 Mar 1932
Stores Branch
Fg Off Edward J H Starling 20 Dec 1930 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Robert L M Hall 25 Jul 1931  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Leo O'Connor 27 Aug 1926  
Education Officer
Mr Philip H Wood  1 Jan 1929 Acting Grade III, BSc

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jun 1932 - Jun 1933

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Paul B Hunter  1 Jul 1932 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Sqn Ldr George R A Deacon  8 Aug 1932 Arrived on posting from HQ Inland Area pending assuming command of No 26 Sqn
Fg Off Alexander M Rodgers 20 Aug 1932 Arrived on posting
Wg Cdr Paul B Hunter 22 Aug 1932 Relinquished command of No 26 Sqn
Sqn Ldr George R A Deacon 22 Aug 1932 Assumed command of No 26 Sqn
Fg Off Clifton Stephenson 30 Aug 1932 Arrived on posting from Electrical and Wireless School
Fg Off Ewen O Wanliss  1 Sep 1932 Arrived on posting from No 2 Sqn
Fg Off John R Fraser  4 Sep 1932 Arrived on posting from A & AEE for Stores duty
Plt Off Clement W W B Conway 23 Dec 1930 Posted to No 2 Sqn
Flt Lt Richard C Hancock 12 Sep 1932 Arrived on posting from 'E' Reserve
Fg Off Roderick Jones 14 Sep 1932 Arrived on posting from Air Armament School
Wg Cdr Paul B Hunter 23 Sep 1932 Posted to RAF Base, Singapore
Fg Off Clifford J Hansford  9 Sep 1930 Posted to RAF Depot, Uxbridge
Flt Lt

Richard K Hamblin

 4 Oct 1932 Posted to No 31 Sqn, India
Plt Off Reginald J Twamley  4 Oct 1932 Posted to No 31 Sqn, India
Fg Off Edward J H Starling  4 Oct 1932 Stores Officer, posted to No 8 Sqn, Aden
Flt Lt Michael J DuCray  4 Nov 1932 Arrived on posting from Air Armament School
Fg Off George E B Stoney 17 Nov 1932 Arrived on posting from No 4 Sqn
Plt Off

Anthony G Powell

17 Dec 1932 Arrived on posting from RAF College on appointment to a Permanent Commission
Plt Off Paul de G H Seymour 17 Dec 1932 Arrived on posting from RAF College on appointment to a Permanent Commission
Fg Off J H Pitusaw  5 Jan 1933 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Flt Lt Leo O'Connor  2 Feb 1933 Medical Officer, posted to 'D' Reserve
Plt Off Paul de G H Seymour 12 Feb 1933 Posted to RAF Depot, Uxbridge
Plt Off Hamish McC White 28 Feb 1933 Posted to No 31 Sqn, India
Flt Lt G D Williams  2 Mar 1933 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot, Uxbridge
Fg Off John S D Miles 25 Mar 1933 Posted to School of Army Co-operation, RAF Old Sarum
Fg Off J H Pitusaw  1 Apr 1933 Posted to HQ Middle East
Fg Off Francis J B Keast  9 May 1933 Posted to Coast Defence Co-operation Flight, RAF Eastchurch
Plt Off John M D Ker 13 May 1933 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Flt Lt Frederick W H Hall 17 May 1933 Posted to No 4 Sqn

Source - No 26 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/317)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Date Notes
25 Mar 1933 Squadron proceeded to RAF Catfoss for Annual Armament Training
 6 May 1933 Squadron returned from RAF Catfoss on completion of Annual Armament Training
 1 Jul 1933 Squadron began to re-equip with Hawker Audax aircraft
Hawker Audax

Source - No 26 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/317)

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Atlas

Hawker Audax

RAF Catterick Inland Area/No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr George R A Deacon  8 Aug 1932 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Victor B Bennett

23 Dec 1931 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Leslie R W Tillard 25 Apr 1932  
Flt Lt Michael J DuCray  4 Nov 1932  
Flt Lt Richard C Hancock 12 Sep 1932 Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Fg Off Clifton Stephenson 30 Aug 1932 Signals duties
Fg Off Ewen O Wanliss  1 Sep 1932  
Fg Off Roderick Jones 14 Sep 1932  
Fg Off Joseph S Shakespeare  3 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Arthur L Brain  3 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Lennox O Welch 23 Jun 1931  
Fg Off Douglas C Harrison 15 Aug 1932  
Fg Off George J Holland 23 Dec 1930  
Fg Off George E B Stoney 17 Nov 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Arthur H Seymour-Lucas  8 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Douglas W Morrish 14 Jun 1932  
Fg Off Alexander M Rodgers 20 Aug 1932  
Fg Off Lionel V Andrews 11 Jan 1932  
Plt Off John M D Ker 13 May 1933 later A/Cdre
Plt Off

Anthony G Powell

17 Dec 1932 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off John R Fraser  4 Sep 1932  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Robert L M Hall 25 Jul 1931  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Gwylym O Williams  2 Mar 1933 MRCS, LRCP
Education Officer
Mr Philip H Wood  1 Jan 1929 Acting Grade III, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO II John Yeadon  6 Apr 1931 AFM
WO II William P Williams 31 Jul 1930 AFM
WO II Rudolph Tibbey 17 Mar 1933

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jun 1933 - Jan 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Roderick Jones 11 Jun 1933 Posted to ?
Flt Lt

Selwyn H C Gray

 6 Sep 1933 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot, Uxbridge
Flt Lt Michael J DuCray 21 Jun 1933 Posted to RAF Depot, Uxbridge
Flt Lt

Selwyn H C Gray

24 Jun 1933 Posted to RAF Depot, Uxbridge
Fg Off Patrick Dennehy 26 Jun 1933 Arrived on posting from No 1 Stores Depot
Fg Off George J Holland  1 Jul 1933 Posted to RAF Depot, Uxbridge
Fg Off John R Fraser  1 Aug 1933 Posted to No 1 Stores Depot
Plt Off H Russell  1 Aug 1933 Arrived on posting from School of Army Co-operation, RAF Old Sarum
Plt Off Nicholas H J Tindal  1 Aug 1933 Arrived on posting from School of Army Co-operation, RAF Old Sarum
Plt Off Robert G Bowditch  2 Aug 1933 Arrived on posting from No 16 Sqn
Fg Off Alexander M Rodgers 10 Aug 1933 Posted to No 16 Sqn
Flt Lt Frank D Biggs 18 Aug 1933 Arrived on posting from Home Aircraft Depot, RAF Henlow
Plt Off Herbert J Kirkpatrick 20 Aug 1933 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS, RAF Digby
Plt Off Peter H Holmes 20 Aug 1933 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS, RAF Digby
Plt Off Eric B King 20 Aug 1933 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS, RAF Digby
Fg Off George J Holland  4 Sep 1933 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot, Uxbridge
Flt Lt

Selwyn H C Gray

 6 Sep 1933 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot, Uxbridge

Source - No 26 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/317)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1933 - Jan 1934

Date Notes
27 Sep 1933 Squadron completed re-equipment with Hawker Audax aircraft

Source - No 26 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/317)

January 1934

 

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr George R A Deacon  8 Aug 1932 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Leslie R W Tillard 25 Apr 1932  
Flt Lt Frederick C Rowland  1 Nov 1933  
Flt Lt Patrick E Berryman  5 Oct 1933  
Flt Lt

Selwyn H C Gray

 6 Sep 1933 Officer Commanding 'C' Flight; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Frank D Biggs 18 Aug 1933  
Fg Off Clifton Stephenson 30 Aug 1932 Signals duties
Fg Off Lennox O Welch 23 Jun 1931  
Fg Off Douglas C Harrison 15 Aug 1932  
Fg Off George E B Stoney 17 Nov 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off George J Holland 23 Dec 1930  
Fg Off Arthur H Seymour-Lucas  8 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Douglas W Morrish 14 Jun 1932  
Fg Off Lionel V Andrews 11 Jan 1932  
Fg Off John M D Ker 13 May 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Robert G Bowditch  2 Aug 1933 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Nicholas H J Tindal  1 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Herbert J Kirkpatrick 20 Aug 1933 later AVM
Plt Off Paul de G H Seymour  7 Dec 1933  
Plt Off Athol H Fear 28 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Peter H Holmes 20 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Eric B King 20 Aug 1933  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Patrick Dennehy 26 Jun 1933  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Robert L M Hall 25 Jul 1931  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Gwylym O Williams  2 Mar 1933 MRCS, LRCP
Education Officer
Mr Philip H Wood  1 Jan 1929 Acting Grade III, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO II William P Williams 31 Jul 1930 AFM
WO II Rudolph Tibbey 17 Mar 1933

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Christopher H Stilwell 29 Jan 1934 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 26 Sqn
Sqn Ldr George R A Deacon 14 Feb 1934 Relinquished command of No 26 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Christopher H Stilwell 14 Feb 1934 Assumed command of No 26 Sqn
Plt Off Paul de G H Seymour 15 Apr 1934 Returned from School of Army Co-operation on completion of course
Plt Off Charles R J Pink 15 Apr 1934 Returned from School of Army Co-operation on completion of course
Flt Lt Leslie R W Tillard 16 Apr 1934 Admitted to Hornsea Hospital with serious injuries following a crash at RAF Catfoss
Fg Off A W Vincent 16 Apr 1934 Admitted to Hornsea Hospital with serious injuries following a crash at RAF Catfoss
Fg Off A W Vincent 22 Apr 1934 Transferred from Hornsea Hospital to RAF Hospital, Cranwell
Fg Off A W Vincent  2 May 1934 Discharged from RAF Hospital, Cranwell
Flt Lt Frederick W H Hall 13 May 1934 Arrived on posting from overseas leave
Flt Lt Leslie R W Tillard 13 May 1934 Posted to RAF Depot as non-effective, sick
Fg Off A W Vincent 13 May 1934 Posted to RAF Depot as non-effective, sick
Plt Off Athol H Fear 14 Jun 1934 Admitted to Military Hospital Edinburgh following a flying accident
LAC Fuller 14 Jun 1934 Admitted to Military Hospital Edinburgh following a flying accident

Source - No 26 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/317)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1934

Date Notes
17 Mar 1934 Squadron proceeded to RAF Catfoss for Annual Armament Training
29 Apr 1933 Squadron returned from RAF Catfoss on completion of Annual Armament Training

Source - No 26 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/317)

July 1934

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Christopher H Stilwell 29 Jan 1934 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Frederick W H Hall 13 May 1934  
Flt Lt Frederick C Rowland  1 Nov 1933  
Flt Lt Patrick E Berryman  5 Oct 1933  
Flt Lt

Selwyn H C Gray

 6 Sep 1933 Officer Commanding 'C' Flight; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Clifton Stephenson 30 Aug 1932 Signals duties
Fg Off Lennox O Welch 23 Jun 1931  
Fg Off Douglas C Harrison 15 Aug 1932  
Fg Off George E B Stoney 17 Nov 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off George J Holland 23 Dec 1930  
Fg Off Arthur H Seymour-Lucas  8 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Douglas W Morrish 14 Jun 1932  
Fg Off Lionel V Andrews 11 Jan 1932  
Fg Off John M D Ker 13 May 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Robert G Bowditch  2 Aug 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Nicholas H J Tindal  1 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Paul de G H Seymour  7 Dec 1933  
Plt Off Athol H Fear 28 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Charles R J Pink 16 Dec 1933  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Patrick Dennehy 26 Jun 1933  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Robert L M Hall 25 Jul 1931  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Gwylym O Williams  2 Mar 1933 MRCS, LRCP
Education Officer
Mr Philip H Wood  1 Jan 1929 Acting Grade III, BSc
Civilian Assistant
Flt Lt W B E Powell   RAFO
Warrant Officers
WO II William P Williams 31 Jul 1930 AFM
WO II Rudolph Tibbey 17 Mar 1933

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jun 1934 - Jul 1935

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Douglas C Harrison 28 Jun 1934 Transferred to the RAFO
Flt Lt Clifton Stephenson  4 Jun 1934 Admitted to Catterick Military Hospital following a motor-cycle accident
Fg Off Arthur H Seymour-Lucas  4 Jun 1934 Admitted to Catterick Military Hospital following a motor-cycle accident
Flt Lt Clifton Stephenson 15 Jun 1934 Discharged from Catterick Military Hospital
Fg Off Arthur H Seymour-Lucas 15 Jun 1934 Discharged from Catterick Military Hospital
Flt Lt Geoffrey A G Johnston  5 Jul 1934 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Frederick W H Hall 12 Jul 1934 Posted to A & AEE, RAF Martlesham Heath
Fg Off Lennox O Welch 14 Jul 1934 Returned to Army duty on cessation of secondment
Fg Off George E B Stoney 14 Jul 1934 Transferred to RAFO
Fg Off Arthur E Fairs 24 Jul 1934 Arrived on posting for Accountant duties
Fg Off Douglas W Morrish 30 Jul 1934 Posted to School of Army Co-operation
Fg Off F C Cole 30 Jul 1934 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'A' Flight
Fg Off Robert L M Hall  7 Aug 1934 Posted to RAF Base, Gosport
Fg Off Robert G Bowditch  8 Aug 1934 Posted to Home Aircraft Depot for Officers' Engineering Course
Fg Off Raymond B Packenham 26 Aug 1934 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Birch  2 Sep 1934 Arrived on posting and attached to School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off Vivian  2 Sep 1934 Arrived on posting and attached to School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off Brittain  2 Sep 1934 Arrived on posting and attached to School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off John A Robinson  2 Sep 1934 Arrived on posting and attached to School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off Alistair P W Cane  2 Sep 1934 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Edwin H Walker  2 Sep 1934 Stores Officer, promoted to Flt Lt, wef 1 Aug 1934
Fg Off Arthur E Fairs  2 Sep 1934 Stores Officer, promoted to Flt Lt, wef 1 Aug 1934

Source - No 26 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/317)

Organisational Movements: Jun 1934 - Jul 1935

Date Notes
 9 Sep 1934 Ground Party proceeded to RAF Catfoss for Combined Operations exercises
 9 Sep 1934 Air Party proceeded to RAF Catfoss for Combined Operations exercises
18 Sep 1934 Squadron returned from RAF Catfoss on completion of Combined Operations exercises
28 Feb 1935 Squadron proceeded to RAF Catfoss for Annual Armament Training
 6 Apr 1935 Squadron returned from RAF Catfoss on completion of Annual Armament Training

Source - No 26 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/317)

July 1935

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Christopher H Stilwell 29 Jan 1934 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Frederick W H Hall 13 May 1934  
Flt Lt Frederick C Rowland  1 Nov 1933  
Flt Lt Patrick E Berryman  5 Oct 1933  
Flt Lt Geoffrey A G Johnston  5 Jul 1934 Officer Commanding 'B' Flight;
Flt Lt

Selwyn H C Gray

 6 Sep 1933 Officer Commanding 'C' Flight; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Clifton Stephenson 30 Aug 1932 Signals duties
Fg Off Lionel V Andrews 11 Jan 1932  
Fg Off John M D Ker 13 May 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Raymond B Packenham 26 Aug 1934  
Fg Off Kaye W Goudle 23 Dec 1934  
Fg Off Paul de G H Seymour  7 Dec 1933  
Fg Off John A Robinson  2 Sep 1934  
Plt Off Charles R J Pink 16 Dec 1933  
Plt Off Alistair P W Cane  2 Sep 1934  
Plt Off John L Barker 26 Nov 1934 later AVM
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Edwin H Walker  8 Aug 1934  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Arthur E Fairs 24 Jul 1934 MC
Medical Branch
Fg Off James S Wilson 10 Jun 1935 MB, ChB
Education Officer
Mr Cyril J Whittle  3 Sep 1934 Grade III, MSc
Civilian Assistant
Flt Lt W B E Powell   RAFO
Warrant Officers
WO II Rudolph Tibbey 17 Mar 1933  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jun 1935 - Jul 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Colin P Brown

21 Sep 1935 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 26 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Christopher H Stilwell  2 Oct 1935 Relinquished command of No 26 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Colin P Brown

 2 Oct 1935 Assumed command of No 26 Sqn

Source - No 26 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/317)

Organisational Movements: Jun 1935 - Jul 1936

Date Notes
23 Nov 1935 Detachment proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Emergency Armament Training Camp
13 Dec 1935 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Emergency Armament Training Camp
 1 Mar 1936 Composite Flight proceeded to RAF Catfoss for Annual Armament Training
28 Mar 1936 Composite Flight returned from RAF Catfoss on completion of Annual Armament Training

Source - No 26 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/317)

July 1936

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Colin P Brown

21 Sep 1935 Officer Commanding, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt

James Warburton

19 Nov 1934 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt E H Bellairs 23 Apr 1936 Signals duties
Flt Lt G E Valentine  2 Jan 1936  
Fg Off Raymond B Packenham 26 Aug 1934  
Fg Off Kaye W Goudle 23 Dec 1934  
Fg Off Hugh L Maxwell 27 Apr 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off J C Bevan 16 Mar 1936  
Plt Off John L Barker 26 Nov 1934 later AVM
Plt Off Donald Walker  1 Sep 1935  
Plt Off Brian J R Roberts  2 Mar 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off George W P Derbyshire 14 Oct 1935  
Plt Off David C Yorke 14 Oct 1935  
Plt Off C H Press 14 Dec 1935  
Plt Off J D Green 14 Dec 1935  
Plt Off G A L Cheatle  4 Mar 1936  
Plt Off C A Masterman  4 Mar 1936  
Plt Off R B Cox  4 Mar 1936  
Plt Off C L Page  4 Mar 1936  
APO A D Annand 11 May 1936  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Edwin H Walker  8 Aug 1934  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Arthur E Fairs 24 Jul 1934 MC
Medical Branch
Fg Off James S Wilson 10 Jun 1935 MB, ChB
Education Officer
Mr Cyril J Whittle  3 Sep 1934 Grade III, MSc
Civilian Assistant
Flt Lt (Ret) R W G West    
Warrant Officers
WO I Samuel W Blight  8 Aug 1934  
WO I William P Williams 31 Jul 1930 AFM

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Date Notes
xx Nov 1936 The Squadron Badge was authorised by HM King Edward VIII*
No 26 Squadron badge
16 Feb 1937 Squadron proceeded to RAF Catfoss for Annual Armament Training
20 Mar 1937 Squadron returned from RAF Catfoss on completion of Annual Armament Training

Source - No 26 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/317), except*

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 Audax RAF Catterick Fighter Command/No 22(Army Co-operation) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Colin P Brown

21 Sep 1935 Officer Commanding, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt E H Bellairs 23 Apr 1936 Signals duties
Flt Lt A C Weldon 11 Feb 1937  
Flt Lt Raymond B Packenham 26 Aug 1934  
Flt Lt G P Woodhouse 18 Feb 1937  
Fg Off Kaye W Goudle 23 Dec 1934  
Fg Off J C Bevan 16 Mar 1936  
Fg Off Hugh L Maxwell 27 Apr 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Brian J R Roberts  2 Mar 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John L Barker 26 Nov 1934 later AVM
Fg Off E D Joyce 23 Nov 1936  
Fg Off Donald Walker  1 Sep 1935  
Fg Off David C Yorke 14 Oct 1935  
Plt Off George W P Derbyshire 14 Oct 1935  
Plt Off C H Press 14 Dec 1935  
Plt Off A D Annand 11 May 1936  
Plt Off P J Emerton  1 May 1937  
Plt Off E C Inglefield  1 May 1937  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off K D Stanion 23 Dec 1936  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off G R Bowler 26 Oct 1936  
Warrant Officer
WO I A J Haskell  3 May 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr T J Arbuthnot 30 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 26 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Colin P Brown

12 Oct 1937 Relinquished command of No 26 Sqn
Sqn Ldr T J Arbuthnot 12 Oct 1937 Assumed command of No 26 Sqn

Source - No 26 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/317)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
27 Mar 1938 Squadron proceeded to RAF Aldergrove for Annual Armament Training
21 Apr 1938 Squadron returned from RAF Aldergrove on completion of Annual Armament Training
xx Aug 1937 Squadron commenced re-equipment with the Hawker Hector
Hawker Hector
 2 Sep 1937 Squadron completed re-equipment with the Hawker Hector

Source - No 26 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/317)

July 1938

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr T J Arbuthnot 30 Aug 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt John A Tester 11 Apr 1938 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt R C M Ferrers  2 Oct 1937 Lt, The Cameronians
Flt Lt J C Bevan 16 Mar 1936  
Flt Lt Brian J R Roberts  2 Mar 1936 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John L Barker 26 Nov 1934 later AVM
Capt A R D Serjeant  1 Oct 1937 Air Liaison Officer, GSO3, Royal Artillery
Fg Off Hugh L Maxwell 27 Apr 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off E J Boyle 20 Aug 1937 Lt, The King's Own Scottish Borderers
Fg Off Donald Walker  1 Sep 1935  
Fg Off David C Yorke 14 Oct 1935  
Fg Off C H Press 14 Dec 1935  
Fg Off A D Bryant 24 Apr 1938 Lt, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Fg Off A D Annand 11 May 1936  
Plt Off George W P Derbyshire 14 Oct 1935  
Plt Off E C Inglefield  1 May 1937  
Plt Off Hugh G Malcolm 18 Dec 1937 later Wg Cdr, VC
Plt Off P G St G O'Brian 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off C S Harley  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off L C R Hill  8 Jan 1938  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off R R Goodbody 10 Jan 1938  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off G R Bowler 26 Oct 1936  
Warrant Officer
WO I A J Haskell  3 May 1937  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off E J Boyle 16 Aug 1938 Killed in a flying accident
Dr W D Walker 16 Aug 1938 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 26 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/317)

January 1939

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr T J Arbuthnot 30 Aug 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Brian J R Roberts  2 Mar 1936 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John L Barker 26 Nov 1934 later AVM
Flt Lt Hugh L Maxwell 27 Apr 1936 later A/Cdre
Maj A R D Serjeant  1 Oct 1937 Air Liaison Officer, GSO3, Royal Artillery
Fg Off Donald Walker  1 Sep 1935  
Fg Off David C Yorke 14 Oct 1935  
Fg Off C H Press 14 Dec 1935  
Fg Off A D Bryant 24 Apr 1938 Lt, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Fg Off A D Annand 11 May 1936  
Fg Off E C Inglefield  1 May 1937  
Plt Off Hugh G Malcolm 18 Dec 1937 later Wg Cdr, VC
Plt Off P G St G O'Brian 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off C S Harley  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off L C R Hill  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off P McL Bond 27 Sep 1938  
Plt Off E F P Wheller 27 Sep 1938  
Plt Off J R Valentine 31 Oct 1938  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off R R Goodbody 10 Jan 1938  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off G R Bowler 26 Oct 1936  
Warrant Officer
WO A J Haskell  3 May 1937  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
13 Feb 1939 Squadron proceeded to No 2 ATC, RAF Aldergrove for Annual Armament Training
13 Feb 1939 Squadron commenced re-equipment with the Westland Lysander
Lysander I
 6 Mar 1939 Squadron returned from No 2 ATC, RAF Aldergrove on completion of Annual Armament Training
 1 Apr 1939 Squadron Servicing Section formed
 3 May 1939 Squadron completed re-equipment with the Westland Lysander

Source - No 26 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/317)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hector

Westland Lysander I

RAF Catterick Fighter Command/No 22(Army Co-operation) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr T J Arbuthnot 30 Aug 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt C F Pearce 16 Jan 1939 Signals duties
Flt Lt John L Barker 26 Nov 1934 later AVM
Flt Lt Hugh L Maxwell 27 Apr 1936 later A/Cdre
Maj A R D Serjeant  1 Oct 1937 Air Liaison Officer, GSO3, Royal Artillery
Act Flt Lt B G Carroll 20 Sep 1938  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) A D Bryant 24 Apr 1938 Lt, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Fg Off Donald Walker  1 Sep 1935  
Fg Off A D Annand 11 May 1936  
Fg Off E C Inglefield  1 May 1937  
Fg Off L Mathias 30 Jan 1939  
Plt Off Hugh G Malcolm 18 Dec 1937 later Wg Cdr, VC
Plt Off P G St G O'Brian 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off C S Harley  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off L C R Hill  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off E F P Wheller 27 Sep 1938  
Plt Off J R Valentine 31 Oct 1938  
Plt Off I L B Aitkens 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off J E S Salter 16 Jan 1939  
Warrant Officer
WO A J Haskell  3 May 1937

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hector

Westland Lysander I

RAF Catterick Fighter Command/No 22(Army Co-operation) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr T J Arbuthnot 30 Aug 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt C F Pearce 16 Jan 1939 Signals duties
Flt Lt John L Barker 26 Nov 1934 Officer Commanding 'C' Flight; later AVM
Flt Lt Hugh L Maxwell 27 Apr 1936 later A/Cdre
Maj A R D Serjeant  1 Oct 1937 Air Liaison Officer, GSO3, Royal Artillery
Act Flt Lt B G Carroll 20 Sep 1938  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) A D Bryant 24 Apr 1938 Lt, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Fg Off Donald Walker  1 Sep 1935  
Fg Off A D Annand 11 May 1936  
Fg Off E C Inglefield  1 May 1937 Sqn Navigation Officer
Fg Off L Mathias 30 Jan 1939  
Plt Off Hugh G Malcolm 18 Dec 1937 later Wg Cdr, VC
Plt Off P G St G O'Brian 18 Dec 1937 Adjutant
Plt Off C S Harley  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off L C R Hill  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off E F P Wheller 27 Sep 1938  
Plt Off J R Valentine 31 Oct 1938  
Plt Off I L B Aitkens 17 Dec 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO A J Haskell  3 May 1937
WO A H F Murphy 11 Mar 1939

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Hugh G Malcolm 20 May 1939 Seriously injured in crash during Empire Air Day, Caterick
Fg Off D D Rawlins 27 Aug 1939 Posted in from No 16 Sqn
Fg Off C Bowen-Davies 27 Aug 1939 Posted in from No 16 Sqn
Fg Off J N F Weston  1 Sep 1939 Posted out to No 16 Sqn
Fg Off A B Sproule  3 Sep 1939 Took over duties as Medical Officer (from SHQ)
Flt Lt Donald Walker  9 Sep 1939 Posted out to No 16 Sqn
Flt Lt L Mathias  9 Sep 1939 Posted out to No 16 Sqn
Plt Off P C Joel 10 Sep 1939 Posted in from No 16 Sqn
Plt Off F R Grahame-Evans 10 Sep 1939 Posted in from No 16 Sqn
Flt Lt B G Carroll 13 Sep 1939 Posted out to No 16 Sqn
Flt Lt L Mathias 18 Sep 1939 Posted in from No 16 Sqn
Flt Lt R C M Ferrers 18 Sep 1939 Posted in to command 'B' Flight
Flt Lt P G St G O'Brian 28 Sep 1939 Severely injured in motor accident at Caterick
Plt Off I L B Aitkens 29 Sep 1939 Assumed temporary duties of Adjutant
Flt Lt R D Welland 29 Sep 1939 Posted as temporary replacement of Flt Lt O'Brien as Adjutant
Flt Lt R D Welland 12 Oct 1939 Adjutant, posted to HQ, No 2 Base Area
Plt Off I L B Aitkens 14 Oct 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off A B Sproule  6 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt wef 3 Sep 1939
Plt Off I L B Aitkens  6 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt wef 14 Oct 1939
Plt Off E Marler 20 Nov 1939 Arrived for duties of Adjutant
Plt Off Staples 19 Dec 1939 Posted in to unit
Plt Off Sinclair 19 Dec 1939 Posted in to unit

Source - No 26 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/317)

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
 3 May 1939 Squadron completed re-equipment with the Westland Lysander
22 Aug 1939 Squadron ordered to mobilise
25 Sep 1939 Road Party departed RAF Catterick for Southampton via RAF Upper Heyford
30 Sep 1939 Rail Party departed RAF Catterick for Port of Embarkation
 1 Oct 1939 Rail Party arrived in Southampton
 2 Oct 1939 Main Party arrived in Cherbourg and entrained for Abbeville
 3 Oct 1939 Main Party arrived at Abbeville and then moved to Le Plessiel with the aerodrome at Drucat being allocatd
 8 Oct 1939 Air Party arrived at Drucat
 8 Oct 1939 Remainder of Road Party arrived at Le Plessiel/Drucat
 8 Dec 1939 HQ and personnel moved from Le Plessiel to La Triquerie

Source - No 26 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/317)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt John L Barker 12 Jan 1940 Posted out as an instructor at School of Army Co-operation
Fg Off A D Annand 13 Jan 1940 Appointed to command of 'C' Flight
Plt Off MacPhail 29 Jan 1940 Posted in to unit
Sqn Ldr T J Arbuthnot  1 Feb 1940 Posted out to the Air Ministry
Flt Lt R C M Ferrers  1 Feb 1940 Appointed to command the squadron
Fg Off E C Inglefield  3 Feb 1940 Embarked for UK to undertake a course of instruction at Old Sarum
Plt Off F R Grahame-Evans  6 Feb 1940 Detached to Royal Artillery, 4th Division
Plt Off F R Grahame-Evans 10 Feb 1940 Ceased to be detached to Royal Artillery, 4th Division
Fg Off E Marler 11 Feb 1940 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off A D Annand 13 Feb 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt wef 13 Jan 1940
Plt Off E D Pennington 14 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting to unit
Plt Off R C Wright 14 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting to unit
Plt Off E E Howarth 14 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting to unit
Plt Off J Rhind 14 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting to unit
Cpl S O Slater 21 Feb 1940 Died from injuries
Fg Off E W Goodale 24 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting to unit
Plt Off E F P Wheller 25 Feb 1940 Sent to No 1 General Hospital with German Measles
Fg Off C S Harley  8 Jan 1938 Proceeded to UK on posting to RAF Hawkinge
Plt Off P C Joel 10 Sep 1939 Proceeded to UK on posting to RAF Hawkinge
Flt Lt R C M Ferrers  4 Mar 1940 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Fg Off S J Walsh  7 Mar 1940 Arrived to replace Flt Lt Sproule as Medical Officer
Fg Off A B Sproule   8 Mar 1940 Proceeded to UK on posting
Plt Off E F P Wheller xx xxx 1940 Proceeded on 'Toothbrush Course'
Plt Off B O Egan-Wyer xx xxx 1940 Proceeded on 'Toothbrush Course'
Act Flt Lt I L B Aitkens xx xxx 1940 Proceeded on 'Toothbrush Course'
Plt Off E F P Wheller 20 Mar 1940 Returned from 'Toothbrush Course'
Plt Off B O Egan-Wyer 20 Mar 1940 Returned from 'Toothbrush Course'
Act Flt Lt I L B Aitkens 20 Mar 1940 Returned from 'Toothbrush Course'
The ORB for April was lost during the evacuation
Fg Off Hawkins  4 May 1940 Arrived on posting to the unit as Signals Officer
Plt Off Mackay  4 May 1940 Arrived on posting to the unit
Plt Off E E Howarth 27 May 1940 Killed in action
LAC J A Bolton 27 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J H Deas 27 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt T McLoughlin 27 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off H D Dixon 27 May 1940 Killed in action
LAC D M Nimmo 27 May 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt A D Bryant 29 May 1940 Failed to return from an operation but returned later
Plt Off Stone 29 May 1940 Failed to return from an operation
Plt Off R Wilson  1 Jun 1940 Killed in action
LAC A V Fitzgerald  1 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J C Paterson  1 Jun 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt A Carter  1 Jun 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sqn Ldr R W K Stevens  1 Jun 1940 Assumed command of the unit
Sqn Ldr R C M Ferrers  1 Jun 1940 Appointed as 2 i/c on unit
Plt Off D G Fevez  5 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R D K Cochrane  5 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off G C Knowles  7 Jun 1940 Posted to the unit from the staff of the School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off A E Davies  7 Jun 1940 Posted to the unit from the staff of the School of Army Co-operation
Sqn Ldr R W K Stevens 11 Jun 1940 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Fg Off G F Gregory 17 Jun 1940 Posted to Old Sarum for temporary duty
Flt Lt G C Hill 18 Jun 1940 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Sqn Ldr G C Hill 20 Jun 1940 Posted to No 17 OTU
Flt Lt D D Rawlins 20 Jun 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off J P Lees 20 Jun 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt A D Bryant 21 Jun 1940 Rejoined unit after special leave following being shot down
Plt Off C S Hinitt  1 Jul 1940 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off E F P Wheller  3 Jul 1940 Posted to Boscombe Down for temporary duty
Fg Off E C Inglefield  3 Jul 1940 Posted to unit from School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off A E Hill  5 Jul 1940 Posted to Photographic Development Unit
Flt Lt E W Goodale  7 Jul 1940 Appointed Flt Lt Air
Flt Lt D Weston-Burt  9 Jul 1940 Posted from No 16 Sqn as OC, 'A' Flight
Plt Off M V Redfearn-Smith 11 Jul 1940 Posted to No 4 Sqn
Plt Off R Veal 11 Jul 1940 Posted to No 225 Sqn
Plt Off D Secretan 11 Jul 1940 Posted to No 225 Sqn
Plt Off Dawson 18 Aug 1940 Posted to unit from No 1 School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off Macphail 22 Aug 1940 Posted to No 5 OTU
Plt Off Davis 22 Aug 1940 Posted to No 5 OTU
Plt Off Mileham 22 Aug 1940 Posted to No 5 OTU
Flt Lt A D Bryant 23 Aug 1940 Injured in flying accident
Plt Off T N Smyth 27 Aug 1940 Died from injuries sustained in a flying accident
Sgt A W Terry 27 Aug 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt D Weston-Burt 20 Sep 1940 Attached to CFS
Plt Off Duncan 24 Sep 1940 Posted to unit, 'A' Flight
Plt Off Jenkyns 29 Sep 1940 Posted to unit, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Hall  2 Oct 1940 Arrived from No 22 Group to take over Signals and AA Calibration
Plt Off McNeilly 10 Oct 1940 Posted to unit
Plt Off Axtel 12 Oct 1940 Returned to unit from fighters
Plt Off Axtel 18 Oct 1940 Posted to Ferry Pilots Pool
Wg Cdr R W K Stevens 18 Oct 1940 Posted to No 22 Group
Wg Cdr W D Butler 19 Oct 1940 Assumed command of the squadron
Plt Off Duncan 19 Oct 1940 Posted to CFS for Instructors' Course
Flt Lt Hall 24 Oct 1940 Returned to No 22 Group
Plt Off Barrett  2 Nov 1940 Posted to Central Gunnery School
Plt Off B O Egan-Wyer  2 Nov 1940 Posted to No 309 (Polish) Sqn
Plt Off Owen-Jones 29 Nov 1940 Posted to unit from No 1 School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off Bristow 10 Dec 1940 Proceeded to No 50 Group for Elementary Flying Instructors' Course
Plt Off Bristow 22 Dec 1940 Returned from Elementary Flying Instructors' Course
Plt Off G S Stone (Air Gunner) 22 Dec 1940 Posted to No 4 Sqn
Plt Off Langford 22 Dec 1940 Posted to unit from No 1 School of Army Co-operation
Fg Off C S Hinitt 24 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off James 30 Dec 1940 Assumes duties of Equipment Officer
Flt Lt J R Valentine 30 Dec 1940 Posted to HQ Army Co-operation Command

Source - No 26 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/317)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
xx Apr 1940 Squadron moved from La Triquerie/Drucat to Dieppe
15 May 1940 1st Road Party and Air Party departed Dieppe for Authie
16 May 1940 2nd Road Party departed Dieppe for Authie
17 May 1940 3rd Road Party departed Dieppe for Authie
19 May 1940 Air Party departed Authie for RAF Lympne
20 May 1940 Convoy departed Authie for Cherbourg, camping at Isigny overnight
21 May 1940 Convoy arrived at Cherbourg, personnel embarking on SS Duke of Argyle and MT on SS Floriston
22 May 1940 SS Duke of Argyle sailed from Cherbourg to Southampton, personnel disembarked and entrained for Lympne via Folkestone
 8 Jun 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Lympne to RAF West Malling
 3 Sep 1940 Squadron moved frm RAF West Malling to RAF Gatwick
22 Oct 1940 Squadron commenced re-equipment with the Westland Lysander IIIs
 

Lysander III as used by No 26 Squadron

Source - No 26 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/317)

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