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No 28 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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Organisational Movements: Apr - Jul 1920

Date Notes
1 Apr 1920 Reformed at Ambala by redesignating No 114 Squadron, equipped with Bristol F2B Fighters
 7 Jun 1920 No 28 Sqn ceased to come under the direct control of HQ RAF India and was placed under HQ No 4 Wing, Ambala
10 Jul 1920 HQ No 4 Wing redesignated No 2 (Indian) Wing

Source - No 28 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/332)

July 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ambala, India No 2 (Indian) Wing/RAF India

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Robert J F Barton SO 16 Jan 1920 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt Thomas Hinshelwood A 11 Feb 1920 DSC, DFC
Flt Lt John O Andrews A 16 Nov 1919 DSO, MC; later AVM
Flt Lt Cecil C Durston A xx Dec 1919  
Flt Lt Victor S E Lindop A 13 Jan 1920  
Flt Lt Arthur Rowan A 22 Apr 1920  
Flt Lt Abraham Briscoe Med 27 Dec 1919 Medical Officer, MB
Fg Off Charles R Steele A  3 Dec 1919 DFC; later AM
Fg Off Cyril F Brewerton A 27 Nov 1919 DSC
Fg Off Aubrey B Ellwood A 12 Jan 1920 DSC; later AM
Fg Off John A Boret A 16 Mar 1920 MC, AFC; later AVM
Fg Off Frederick L B Hebbert A 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Leo J Riordan A 16 Nov 1919 AFC
Fg Off Arthur M Wray A 28 Jan 1920 MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off John H Cooper A 28 Jan 1920 MC
Fg Off Kenneth H Brown A  1 Apr 1918  
Fg Off Harold H Sharp T 28 Jan 1920  
Obs Off Charles D Palmer O xx xxx 1920  
Obs Off Harold Smith O 28 Jan 1920 DFC
Fg Off Charles Eaton A 19 Dec 1919  
Obs Off George H H Scott O 18 Dec 1919 MC
Fg Off Adrian W Franklyn A 27 Nov 1919 MC
Fg Off Francis H Ronksley A 27 Nov 1919 MC
Fg Off Hugh P Lloyd A 15 Dec 1919 MC, DFC; later ACM
Obs Off Adrian H Erskine-Lindop O 18 Jan 1920 MC
Fg Off Cecil A Bouchier A 28 Jan 1920 DFC
Fg Off Herbert W Heslop A 28 Jan 1920 later AVM
Obs Off Jack Glover O 16 Nov 1919  
Fg Off Cyril S Gray A 30 Mar 1920  
Fg Off William J Richards T 28 Jan 1920  
Obs Off Maurice C Trench O  6 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Laurence H Irving-Bell A 18 Nov 1919  
Fg Off John J Ironmonger T 15 Dec 1919  
Obs Off Henry A Boniface O 15 Dec 1919  
Fg Off William C Green Stores 15 Dec 1919 MC
Obs Off Josiah E Truss O 16 Jan 1919 MC

Source - July 1920 Air Force List

August 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ambala, India No 2 (Indian) Wing/RAF India

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Robert J F Barton SO 16 Jan 1920 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt Cecil C Durston A xx Dec 1919  
Flt Lt Victor S E Lindop A 13 Jan 1920  
Flt Lt Arthur Rowan A 22 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Charles R Steele A  3 Dec 1919 DFC; later AM
Fg Off Cyril F Brewerton A 27 Nov 1919 DSC
Fg Off John A Boret A 16 Mar 1920 MC, AFC; later AVM
Fg Off Frederick L B Hebbert A 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Leo J Riordan A 16 Nov 1919 AFC
Fg Off Arthur M Wray A 28 Jan 1920 MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off John H Cooper A 28 Jan 1920 MC
Fg Off Kenneth H Brown A  1 Apr 1918  
Fg Off Harold H Sharp T 28 Jan 1920  
Obs Off Charles D Palmer O xx xxx 1920  
Obs Off Harold Smith O 28 Jan 1920 DFC
Obs Off George H H Scott O 18 Dec 1919 MC
Fg Off Hugh P Lloyd A 15 Dec 1919 MC, DFC; later ACM
Fg Off Herbert W Heslop A 28 Jan 1920 later AVM
Obs Off Jack Glover O 16 Nov 1919  
Obs Off Maurice C Trench O  6 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Laurence H Irving-Bell A 18 Nov 1919  
Obs Off Henry A Boniface O 15 Dec 1919  
Fg Off William C Green Stores 15 Dec 1919 MC
Obs Off Josiah E Truss O 16 Jan 1919 MC
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Abraham Briscoe Med 27 Dec 1919 Medical Officer, MB

Source - August 1920 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Aug 1920 - Jul 1921

Date Notes
31 Dec 1920 Squadron attached to Northern Command

Source - No 28 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/332)

April 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ambala, India No 2 (Indian) Wing/Indian Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Robert J F Barton SO 16 Jan 1920 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt Cecil C Durston A xx Dec 1919  
Flt Lt Victor S E Lindop A 13 Jan 1920  
Flt Lt Kenneth H Brown A  1 Apr 1918  
Fg Off Charles R Steele A  3 Dec 1919 DFC; later AM
Fg Off Cyril F Brewerton A 27 Nov 1919 DSC
Fg Off John A Boret A 16 Mar 1920 MC, AFC; later AVM
Fg Off Frederick L B Hebbert A 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Horace G P Ovenden A 10 Jan 1921  
Fg Off Norman C Saward A 11 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Arthur M Wray A 28 Jan 1920 MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Charles F Toogood A 25 Sep 1920  
Fg Off Hugh P Lloyd A 15 Dec 1919 MC, DFC; later ACM
Fg Off Gilbert L Blake A 19 Oct 1920  
Fg Off John L Kirby A 15 Sep 1920  
Fg Off Wilfred J Rivett-Carnac A  6 Jan 1921 MBE
Fg Off William H Poole A 11 Feb 1921 AFC, MM
Fg Off Herbert W Heslop A 28 Jan 1920 later AVM
Fg Off Lawrence H I Bell A  1 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Donald E Hall A & S 18 Sep 1920  
Stores Officers
Flt Lt William C Green Stores 15 Dec 1919 MC
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Phillip C Livingstone Med 10 Sep 1920 Medical Officer, DPH

Source - April 1921 Air Force List

July 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ambala, India Indian Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Robert J F Barton SO 16 Jan 1920 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt Cecil C Durston A xx Dec 1919  
Flt Lt Victor S E Lindop A 13 Jan 1920  
Flt Lt Kenneth H Brown A  1 Apr 1918  
Fg Off Charles R Steele A  3 Dec 1919 DFC; later AM
Fg Off Cyril F Brewerton A 27 Nov 1919 DSC
Fg Off John A Boret A 16 Mar 1920 MC, AFC; later AVM
Fg Off Frederick L B Hebbert A 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Horace G P Ovenden A 10 Jan 1921  
Fg Off Norman C Saward A 11 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Arthur M Wray A 28 Jan 1920 MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Maurice W Baseden A  1 Apr 1921  
Fg Off Hugh P Lloyd A 15 Dec 1919 MC, DFC; later ACM
Fg Off Gilbert L Blake A 19 Oct 1920  
Fg Off Wilfred J Rivett-Carnac A  6 Jan 1921 MBE
Fg Off William H Poole A 11 Feb 1921 AFC, MM
Fg Off Herbert W Heslop A 28 Jan 1920 later AVM
Fg Off Cecil Walker A  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Lawrence H I Bell A  1 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Leonard B Lewis T  4 May 1920  
Fg Off Harold H Storrs A  1 Apr 1921  
Fg Off Donald E Hall A & S 18 Sep 1920  
Stores Officers
Flt Lt William C Green Stores 15 Dec 1919 MC
Fg Off Henry F J Taylor Stores  8 Mar 1921  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Phillip C Livingstone Med 10 Sep 1920 Medical Officer, DPH

Source - July 1921 Air Force List

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

Organisational Movements: Jul 1921 - Jul 1922

Date Notes
15 Oct 1921 Squadron moved to Kohat and attached to Waziristan Force
16 Dec 1921 4 x aircraft detached to Dardoni
15 Apr 1922 Squadron moved to Parachinar*

Source - No 28 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/332)

*Source - 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

July 1922

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Parachinar, India No 1 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John T Whittaker  7 Mar 1922 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Frederick J Powell 17 Sep 1921 MC
Flt Lt Hubert W G Jones 17 Sep 1921 MC
Flt Lt Victor S E Lindop 13 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Charles R Steele  3 Dec 1919 DFC; later AM
Fg Off Cyril F Brewerton 27 Nov 1919 DSC
Fg Off John A Boret 16 Mar 1920 MC, AFC; later AVM
Fg Off Frederick L B Hebbert 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Henry J Q Campbell 17 Sep 1921  
Fg Off Norman C Saward 11 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Arthur M Wray 28 Jan 1920 MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Guy M Knocker 28 Oct 1920  
Fg Off Maurice W Baseden  1 Apr 1921  
Fg Off Hugh P Lloyd 15 Dec 1919 MC, DFC; later ACM
Fg Off Oswald D Freeman  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Wilfred J Rivett-Carnac  6 Jan 1921 MBE
Fg Off William H Poole 11 Feb 1921 AFC, MM
Fg Off Herbert W Heslop 28 Jan 1920 later AVM
Fg Off Cecil Walker  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Leonard B Lewis  4 May 1920  
Stores Officers
Fg Off Charles H Masters 19 Jan 1922  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Abraham Briscoe 18 Oct 1921 MB

Source - July 1922 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1922 - Jul 1923

Date Notes
10 Oct 1922 Squadron moved to Kohat*
12 Dec 1922 Squadron moved to Dardoni*
17 Mar 1923 Squadron moved to Tank*
19 Apr 1923 Squadron moved to Peshawar

Source - No 28 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/332)

*Source - 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

May 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Peshawar, India No 1 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur W F Glenny

 1 Aug 1922 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Hugh P Lloyd 15 Dec 1919 MC, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Evan R B Playford 31 Oct 1922  
Flt Lt Charles R Steele  3 Dec 1919 DFC; later AM
Flt Lt Cyril F Brewerton 27 Nov 1919 DSC
Fg Off

William E Theak

12 Jan 1923 later AVM
Fg Off Frederick L B Hebbert 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Norman C Saward 11 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Arthur M Wray 28 Jan 1920 MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Oswald D Freeman  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Herbert W Heslop 28 Jan 1920 later AVM
Fg Off Robert F Casey 15 Dec 1922 DFC
Fg Off Reginald Pyne 23 Feb 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Cecil Walker  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Edward J Rossiter  7 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Quintin A Kennedy 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off George J Rayner 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Thompson J Shaw 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Fielding G Whitmore 23 Feb 1923 Killed in a flying accident - 21 Aug 1923
Fg Off Ian P Anderson 23 Feb 1923 Killed in a flying accident - 28 Jul 1924
Stores Officers
Fg Off Charles H Masters 19 Jan 1922  
Fg Off Henry T H Copeland 18 Nov 1922  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt William P Wilson  9 Oct 1922 MC, MB

Source - May 1923 Air Force List

July 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Peshawar, India No 1 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur W F Glenny

 1 Aug 1922 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Hugh P Lloyd 15 Dec 1919 MC, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Evan R B Playford 31 Oct 1922  
Flt Lt Cyril F Brewerton 27 Nov 1919 DSC
Fg Off

William E Theak

12 Jan 1923 later AVM
Fg Off Frederick L B Hebbert 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Norman C Saward 11 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Arthur M Wray 28 Jan 1920 MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Herbert W Heslop 28 Jan 1920 later AVM
Fg Off Robert F Casey 15 Dec 1922 DFC
Fg Off Reginald Pyne 23 Feb 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Cecil Walker  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Edward J Rossiter  7 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Quintin A Kennedy 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off John L Hayward 10 May 1923  
Fg Off George J Rayner 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Edward C N Jefferies 10 May 1923
Fg Off Thompson J Shaw 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Fielding G Whitmore 23 Feb 1923 Killed in a flying accident - 21 Aug 1923
Fg Off Ian P Anderson 23 Feb 1923 Killed in a flying accident - 28 Jul 1924
Medical Branch
Flt Lt William P Wilson  9 Oct 1922 MC, MB

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

January 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Peshawar, India No 1 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur W F Glenny

 1 Aug 1922 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Henry S Powell 14 Sep 1923 Officer Commanding (Designate), MC
Flt Lt Hugh G White 23 Nov 1923 later AVM
Flt Lt Evan R B Playford 31 Oct 1922  
Flt Lt

William E Theak

12 Jan 1923 later AVM
Flt Lt Frederick L B Hebbert 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Norman C Saward 11 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Henry M Moody 30 Aug 1923 MC
Fg Off John W Baker 23 Nov 1923 MC; later ACM
Fg Off Robert F Casey 15 Dec 1922 DFC
Fg Off Charles H F Nesbit 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Cecil Walker  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Edward J Rossiter  7 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Quintin A Kennedy 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off John L Hayward 10 May 1923  
Fg Off Alfred G Lawe 13 Oct 1923  
Fg Off Angus B Cree 21 Oct 1923  
Fg Off Edward C N Jefferies 10 May 1923
Fg Off Thompson J Shaw 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Ian P Anderson 23 Feb 1923 Killed in a flying accident - 28 Jul 1924
Fg Off Edward Bell 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Ralph A B Stone 14 Sep 1923  
Plt Off Douglas McG Morphy 14 Sep 1923  
Plt Off

Victor B Bennett

14 Sep 1923 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off Wiiliam Best 13 Dec 1922  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Edwin N H Gray 14 Oct 1923 DPH

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

May 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Peshawar, India No 1 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Henry S Powell 14 Sep 1923 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Hugh G White 23 Nov 1923 later AVM
Flt Lt Evan R B Playford 31 Oct 1922  
Flt Lt

William E Theak

12 Jan 1923 later AVM
Flt Lt Frederick L B Hebbert 12 Jan 1920  
Flt Lt Eric Burton  7 Mar 1924  
Flt Lt Henry M Moody 30 Aug 1923 MC
Flt Lt John W Baker 23 Nov 1923 MC; later ACM
Fg Off Norman C Saward 11 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Albert J E Broomfield 15 Oct 1923 DFC
Fg Off Charles H F Nesbit 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Cecil Walker  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Edward J Rossiter  7 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Quintin A Kennedy 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off John L Hayward 10 May 1923  
Fg Off Alfred G Lawe 13 Oct 1923  
Fg Off Angus B Cree 21 Oct 1923  
Fg Off Edward C N Jefferies 10 May 1923
Fg Off Ian P Anderson 23 Feb 1923 Killed in a flying accident - 28 Jul 1924
Fg Off Edward Bell 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Ralph A B Stone 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Douglas McG Morphy 14 Sep 1923  
Plt Off

Victor B Bennett

14 Sep 1923 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off Wiiliam Best 13 Dec 1922  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Edwin N H Gray 14 Oct 1923 DPH

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

Personnel Movements: May 1924 - Jul 1925

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Ian P Anderson 28 Jul 1924 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 K R Taylor 28 Jul 1924 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off Edward Bell 28 Jul 1924 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 P Slack 30 Jul 1924 Died from injuries sustained in a flying accident
Fg Off Douglas McG Morphy  4 Aug 1924 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off T D Berridge 30 Mar 1925 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 28 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/332)

Organisational Movements: May 1924 - Jul 1925

Date Notes
19 May 1924 2 x aircraft detached to Dardoni to support No 5 Sqn
23 May 1924 2 x aircraft ceased to be detached to Dardoni
 5 Jan 1925 Squadron moved to Quetta (Western Command)

Source - No 28 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/332)

July 1925

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Quetta, India No 3 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Charles S Wynne-Eyton

23 Sep 1924 Officer Commanding, DSO
Flt Lt William A Skeats  1 Oct 1924  
Flt Lt Reginald E G Fulljames  2 Nov 1924 MC
Flt Lt Arthur J Osborn  5 Jan 1925  
Flt Lt Hugh G White 23 Nov 1923 later AVM
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Kenneth M Murray 15 Apr 1924  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Alastair N MacNeal 15 Apr 1924  
Fg Off

Leonard de V Chisman

27 Feb 1925 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Charles H F Nesbit 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off John L Hayward 10 May 1923  
Fg Off Edward C N Jefferies 10 May 1923
Fg Off Harold S Hobby  2 Mar 1925 MC
Fg Off John E Bowring 27 Nov 1924 MC
Fg Off Ralph A B Stone 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off

Victor B Bennett

14 Sep 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Ernest A Healy 11 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Cyril Wilson 27 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Timothy Featherstonhaugh  1 May 1925  
Fg Off William J B Rodwell  3Mar 1924  
Plt Off Alfred S Lewis 12 Sep 1924  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Fitzgerald C C B Hichens 24 Jan 1925  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Becher F Haytherathwaite  5 Jan 1925 MB, BA

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

The squadron records for the period 1926 to 1931 are missing

March 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Quetta, India No 3 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Charles S Wynne-Eyton

23 Sep 1924 Officer Commanding, DSO
Flt Lt Reginald E G Fulljames  2 Nov 1924 MC
Flt Lt Arthur J Osborn  5 Jan 1925  
Flt Lt Hugh G White 23 Nov 1923 later AVM
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Kenneth M Murray 15 Apr 1924  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Alastair N MacNeal 15 Apr 1924  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) William H Vetch 15 Apr 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Hedley W A Fox  6 Jun 1925  
Fg Off

Leonard de V Chisman

27 Feb 1925 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Charles H F Nesbit 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Robert E M Milne 11 Aug 1925  
Fg Off John E Bowring 27 Nov 1924 MC
Fg Off John B Knocker 18 Nov 1925
Fg Off Walter J M Akerman 18 Nov 1925 later AVM
Fg Off Ralph A B Stone 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off

Victor B Bennett

14 Sep 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Ernest A Healy 11 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Timothy Featherstonhaugh  1 May 1925  
Fg Off William J B Rodwell  3Mar 1924  
Fg Off Alfred S Lewis 12 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Edward C N Jefferies 10 May 1923
Fg Off Cyril Wilson 27 Nov 1924  
Fg Off James A P A Yearsley  1 Jun 1925  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Fitzgerald C C B Hichens 24 Jan 1925  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Brian W Cross 18 Dec 1925  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Quetta, India No 3 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Athol W Mylne

15 Feb 1926 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Hugh G White 23 Nov 1923 later AVM
Flt Lt Edward Thornton  2 Apr 1926  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Kenneth M Murray 15 Apr 1924  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Alastair N MacNeal 15 Apr 1924 Killed in a flying accident - 29 Dec 1926
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) William H Vetch 15 Apr 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Hedley W A Fox  6 Jun 1925  
Fg Off James G Western  7 Apr 1926  
Fg Off

Leonard de V Chisman

27 Feb 1925 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Robert E M Milne 11 Aug 1925  
Fg Off John E Bowring 27 Nov 1924 MC
Fg Off John B Knocker 18 Nov 1925
Fg Off Ralph A B Stone 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off

Victor B Bennett

14 Sep 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Ernest A Healy 11 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Timothy Featherstonhaugh  1 May 1925  
Fg Off William J B Rodwell  3Mar 1924  
Fg Off

Richard B Jordan

12 Feb 1926 later AM
Fg Off Alfred S Lewis 12 Sep 1924  
Fg Off

Adolphus D Davies

24 Mar 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off James A P A Yearsley  1 Jun 1925  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Fitzgerald C C B Hichens 24 Jan 1925  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Brian W Cross 18 Dec 1925  

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ambala, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Athol W Mylne

15 Feb 1926 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Hugh G White 23 Nov 1923 later AVM
Flt Lt Edward Thornton  2 Apr 1926  
Flt Lt Robert E M Milne 11 Aug 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Kenneth M Murray 15 Apr 1924  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Alastair N MacNeal 15 Apr 1924 Killed in a flying accident - 29 Dec 1926
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) William H Vetch 15 Apr 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Hedley W A Fox  6 Jun 1925  
Fg Off James G Western  7 Apr 1926 Signals duties, MBE
Fg Off

Leonard de V Chisman

27 Feb 1925 Armament Duties, later A/Cdre
Fg Off John E Bowring 27 Nov 1924 MC
Fg Off John B Knocker 18 Nov 1925
Fg Off

Walter J M Akerman

18 Nov 1926 later AVM
Fg Off Ralph A B Stone 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off

Victor B Bennett

14 Sep 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Ernest A Healy 11 Jun 1924  
Fg Off

Richard B Jordan

12 Feb 1926 Pilotage (Navigation) duties, later AM
Fg Off Alfred S Lewis 12 Sep 1924  
Fg Off

Adolphus D Davies

24 Mar 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Gerald W R Russell 10 Sep 1926
Fg Off Edwin J Ellis  1 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Albert J Holmes 21 Sep 1926  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Fitzgerald C C B Hichens 24 Jan 1925  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Brian W Cross 18 Dec 1925  

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
15 Dec 1926 Ambala

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ambala, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Athol W Mylne

15 Feb 1926 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Hugh G White 23 Nov 1923 later AVM
Flt Lt Edward Thornton  2 Apr 1926  
Flt Lt James G Western  7 Apr 1926 Signals duties, MBE
Flt Lt Robert E M Milne 11 Aug 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) William H Vetch 15 Apr 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Hedley W A Fox  6 Jun 1925  
Fg Off

Leonard de V Chisman

27 Feb 1925 later A/Cdre
Fg Off

Walter J M Akerman

18 Nov 1926 later AVM
Fg Off Ralph A B Stone 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off

Victor B Bennett

14 Sep 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Ernest A Healy 11 Jun 1924  
Fg Off

Richard B Jordan

12 Feb 1926 Pilotage (Navigation) duties, later AM
Fg Off Alfred S Lewis 12 Sep 1924  
Fg Off

Adolphus D Davies

24 Mar 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Gerald W R Russell 10 Sep 1926
Fg Off Edwin J Ellis  1 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Robert L Burnett 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Patrick E Berryman  1 Mar 1927  
Fg Off John C Lewis 21 May 1927  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Montague W Keey 18 Dec 1926  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Gerald P O'Connell 13 Dec 1926  

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ambala, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur F Brookes

23 Feb 1928 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Hugh G White 23 Nov 1923 later AVM
Flt Lt Edward Thornton  2 Apr 1926  
Flt Lt Robert E M Milne 11 Aug 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Hedley W A Fox  6 Jun 1925  
Fg Off

Richard B Jordan

12 Feb 1926 Pilotage (Navigation) duties, later AM
Fg Off

Adolphus D Davies

24 Mar 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off

John E G H Thomas

28 Feb 1928 Signals duties
Fg Off Gerald W R Russell 10 Sep 1926
Fg Off

George B Beardsworth

28 Feb 1928 Armament duties; later AVM
Fg Off Edwin J Ellis  1 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Robert L Burnett 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Charles J Veevers 26 May 1927  
Fg Off Patrick E Berryman  1 Mar 1927  
Fg Off John C Lewis 21 May 1927  
Fg Off Leslie C Phillips  6 Dec 1927  
Fg Off Charles E Eckersley-Maslin 20 Jun 1927  
Fg Off Ronald J Carvell 23 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Bernard G Farrow 23 Feb 1928  
Plt Off Cyril C D Williams 28 Feb 1928  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Montague W Keey 18 Dec 1926  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Graham S Strachen 13 Apr 1928 MB

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ambala, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur F Brookes

23 Feb 1928 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Edward Thornton  2 Apr 1926  
Flt Lt John W Turton-Jones  8 Jul 1928  
Flt Lt Robert E M Milne 11 Aug 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Hedley W A Fox  6 Jun 1925  
Fg Off

Richard B Jordan

12 Feb 1926 Pilotage (Navigation) duties, later AM
Fg Off

Adolphus D Davies

24 Mar 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off

John E G H Thomas

28 Feb 1928 Signals duties
Fg Off Gerald W R Russell 10 Sep 1926
Fg Off

George B Beardsworth

28 Feb 1928 Armament duties; later AVM
Fg Off Edwin J Ellis  1 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Robert L Burnett 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Charles J Veevers 26 May 1927  
Fg Off Patrick E Berryman  1 Mar 1927  
Fg Off John C Lewis 21 May 1927  
Fg Off Leslie C Phillips  6 Dec 1927  
Fg Off John F Griffiths 25 May 1928  
Fg Off Ronald J Carvell 23 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Bernard G Farrow 23 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Cyril C D Williams 28 Feb 1928  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Montague W Keey 18 Dec 1926  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Graham S Strachen 13 Apr 1928 MB

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ambala, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur F Brookes

23 Feb 1928 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Edward Thornton  2 Apr 1926  
Flt Lt John W Turton-Jones  8 Jul 1928  
Flt Lt Robert E M Milne 11 Aug 1925  
Flt Lt

John E G H Thomas

28 Feb 1928 Signals duties
Fg Off

George B Beardsworth

28 Feb 1928 Armament duties; later AVM
Fg Off Edwin J Ellis  1 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Robert L Burnett 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Charles J Veevers 26 May 1927  
Fg Off Patrick E Berryman  1 Mar 1927  
Fg Off John C Lewis 21 May 1927  
Fg Off Leslie C Phillips  6 Dec 1927  
Fg Off Ronald J Carvell 23 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Bernard G Farrow 23 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Cyril C D Williams 28 Feb 1928  
Fg Off

William G H Ewing

20 Oct 1928 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Geoffrey A G Johnston 29 Dec 1928  
Fg Off Harry A G Comerford 20 Oct 1928
Fg Off Denis Dickson  1 Apr 1929
Fg Off Archibald M Watts-Read  3 May 1929  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Montague W Keey 18 Dec 1926  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Graham S Strachen 13 Apr 1928 MB

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ambala, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur F Brookes

23 Feb 1928 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Edwin J Ffoulkes-Jones  8 Oct 1929  
Flt Lt

Montagu D Ommanney

 9 Oct 1929 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John F F Pain  7 May 1930  
Flt Lt

Raymond G Hart

 7 Mar 1930 Signals duties, MC; later AM
Fg Off Patrick E Berryman  1 Mar 1927  
Fg Off Leslie C Phillips  6 Dec 1927  
Fg Off Cyril C D Williams 28 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Archibald M Watts-Read  3 May 1929  
Fg Off

William G H Ewing

20 Oct 1928 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Geoffrey A G Johnston 29 Dec 1928  
Fg Off Harry A G Comerford 20 Oct 1928
Fg Off Thomas W G Eady 10 Jul 1929  
Fg Off John A C Stratton  8 Oct 1929  
Fg Off

Laurence F Sinclair

21 Jan 1930 later AVM
Plt Off Henry G Richards  8 Oct 1929  
Plt Off Frank D Lockwood  7 Mar 1930  
Plt Off Leonard V G Barrow 21 Jan 1930  
Plt Off Maurice L Heath 21 Jan 1930 later AM
Stores Branch
Fg Off Montague W Keey 18 Dec 1926  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Gerald P O'Connell 16 Aug 1929 MB, BCh
Education Officer
Capt William F Foulston 28 Oct 1929 Grade III, MA

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

August 1930

Source - August 1930 Air Force List

September 1930

Source - September 1930 Air Force List

October 1930

Source - October 1930 Air Force List

November 1930

Source - November 1930 Air Force List

December 1930

Source - December 1930 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1925 - Mar 1926

Date Notes
13 Aug 1930 Squadron moved to Risalpur*
 1 Dec 1930 Squadron moved to Ambala*

*Source - 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ambala, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur F Brookes

23 Feb 1928 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Edwin J Ffoulkes-Jones  8 Oct 1929  
Flt Lt

Montagu D Ommanney

 9 Oct 1929 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John F F Pain  7 May 1930  
Flt Lt

Raymond G Hart

 7 Mar 1930 Signals duties, MC; later AM
Fg Off Geoffrey A G Johnston 29 Dec 1928  
Fg Off Harry A G Comerford 20 Oct 1928
Fg Off Archibald M Watts-Read  3 May 1929  
Fg Off John A C Stratton  8 Oct 1929  
Fg Off

Laurence F Sinclair

21 Jan 1930 later AVM
Fg Off Henry G Richards  8 Oct 1929  
Fg Off Douglas H V Craig  7 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Leonard V G Barrow 21 Jan 1930  
Fg Off Arthur C Watson  7 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Eric J K Magaw 14 Feb 1931  
Fg Off Herbert G J Purcell 14 Feb 1931  
Fg Off Ronald L Phillips 23 Sep 1930 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Maurice L Heath 21 Jan 1930 later AM
Stores Branch
Fg Off Charles L Gilbert 14 Mar 1931  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt John D Leahy  9 Mar 1931 MC, MB, BCh
Education Officer
Capt William F Foulston 28 Oct 1929 Grade III, MA

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1931 - Jul 1932

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Frank Fernihough 20 Mar 1932 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 28 Sqn
Sqn Ldr F W Trott 29 Mar 1932 Relinquished command of No 28 Sqn on posting to Home Estabishment
Sqn Ldr Frank Fernihough 29 Mar 1932 Assumed command of No 28 Sqn

Source - No 28 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/332)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1931 - Jul 1932

Date Notes
xx Sep 1931* Squadron commenced re-equipment with Westland Wapiti aircraft
Wapiti IIA

*Source - 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Ambala, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Frank Fernihough 20 Mar 1932 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt

Noel L Desoer

28 Mar 1932 later  AVM
Flt Lt Robert Menzies 15 Dec 1931 Signals duties,
Flt Lt

David F W Atcherley

16 Oct 1931 later AVM
Flt Lt

Selwyn H C Gray

 1 Mar 1932 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Vyvian Q Blackden 16 Apr 1932
Fg Off Geoffrey A G Johnston 29 Dec 1928 Photographic duties
Fg Off Archibald M Watts-Read  3 May 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Austin W Sandeman  4 Apr 1932  
Fg Off Douglas H V Craig  7 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Leonard V G Barrow 21 Jan 1930  
Fg Off Arthur C Watson  7 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Eric J K Magaw 14 Feb 1931  
Fg Off Herbert G J Purcell 14 Feb 1931  
Fg Off Ronald L Phillips 23 Sep 1930 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Maurice L Heath 21 Jan 1930 later AM
Fg Off George Nelson 23 Feb 1932  
Fg Off William T Ratcliffe 16 Oct 1931  
Fg Off Richard W G Love 23 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Leslie J M White 23 Feb 1932  
Plt Off Charles M Windsor 15 Oct 1931  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Charles L Gilbert 14 Mar 1931  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Graham S Strachan 30 Nov 1931 MB, ChB
Education Officer
Capt Henry A Stokes 25 Nov 1931 Grade III, BA

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off R B Young 16 Mar 1933 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off Denis H Furze 30 Jun 1933 Killed in a flying accident
LAC A W Lusty 30 Jun 1933 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 28 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/332)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Date Notes
 1 Jan 1933 Squadron, less 'C' Flight proceeded to Jhansi for Eastern Command Exercises and Manoeuvres
 2 Jan 1933 'C' Flight departed Ambala for Singapore, landing at Allahabad
 3 Jan 1933 'C' Flight departed Allahabad for Dacca
 4 Jan 1933 'C' Flight departed Dacca for Akyab
 5 Jan 1933 'C' Flight departed Akyab for Rangoon
 7 Jan 1933 'C' Flight departed Rangoon for Tavoy
 8 Jan 1933 'C' Flight departed Tavoy for Victoria Point
 9 Jan 1933 'C' Flight departed Victoria Point for Alor Star
10 Jan 1933 'C' Flight departed Alor Star for Taiping
11 Jan 1933 'C' Flight departed Taiping for Singapore
15 Jan 1933 'C' Flight departed Singapore for Alor Star
16 Jan 1933 'C' Flight departed Alor Star for Victoria Point
17 Jan 1933 'C' Flight departed Victoria Point for Rangoon
18 Jan 1933 'C' Flight departed Rangoon for Calcutta
20 Jan 1933 'C' Flight departed Calcutta for Allahabad
20 Jan 1933 'C' Flight departed Allahabad for Ambala
24 Jan 1933 Squadron, less 'C' Flight returned from Jhansi on completion of Eastern Command Exercises and Manoeuvres

Source - No 28 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/332)

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Ambala, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Frank Fernihough 20 Mar 1932 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt

Noel L Desoer

28 Mar 1932 later  AVM
Flt Lt

Victor E Groom

26 Oct 1932 DFC; later AM
Flt Lt

David F W Atcherley

16 Oct 1931 later AVM
Flt Lt Gerald H Loughnan  1 Apr 1933  
Fg Off Basil M Carey  7 Oct 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off

Noel H Fresson

21 Jul 1932 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Austin W Sandeman  4 Apr 1932  
Fg Off

William J Crisham

 7 Feb 1933 Signals duties; later AVM
Fg Off Douglas H V Craig  7 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Edward E Ellison  5 Dec 1932  
Fg Off Christopher H Glover  4 Mar 1933  
Fg Off William T Ratcliffe 16 Oct 1931  
Fg Off John R Palmer 26 Mar 1933  
Fg Off Leslie J M White 23 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Charles M Windsor 15 Oct 1931  
Fg Off Rupert V Bucknall 25 Nov 1932  
Fg Off William L Stewart  7 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Charles E S Lockett 27 May 1933 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Thomas F U Lang 27 May 1933  
Plt Off

Robert Sorel-Cameron

18 Oct 1932 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Denis H Furze 28 Feb 1933  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Archibald Connock 12 Mar 1933  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Roland L Raymond  4 Oct 1932 MB, ChM, FRCS(E)
Education Officer
Capt Henry A Stokes 25 Nov 1931 Grade III, BA
Warrant Officers
WO Frederick W Jenkins 15 Mar 1932  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Frank Watson 17 Nov 1931  
WO II Benjamin H Rolles 24 Feb 1932  
WO II Albert V Collett 20 Nov 1932  
WO II Arthur Chambers 16 Nov 1932  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1933 - Jan 1934

Date Notes
18 Aug 1933 'C' Flight moved to Risalpur for operations
 4 Sep 1933 'C' Flight returned to Ambala on cancellation of operations
 1 Dec 1933 'C' Flight detached to Jhansi
13 Dec 1933 'A' Flight detached to Ferozepore
17 Dec 1933 'A' and 'C' Flights returned to Ambala
 1 Jan 1934 'B' Flight detached to Jhansi
21 Jan 1934 'A' Flight detached to Jhansi
28 Jan 1934 'A' and 'B' Flights returned to Ambala

Source - No 28 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/332)

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Ambala, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Frank Fernihough 20 Mar 1932 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt

Noel L Desoer

28 Mar 1932 later  AVM
Flt Lt

Victor E Groom

26 Oct 1932 DFC; later AM
Flt Lt Gerald H Loughnan  1 Apr 1933  
Flt Lt John B Fyfe  1 Jun 1934 AFC
Flt Lt

Noel H Fresson

21 Jul 1932 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Basil M Carey  7 Oct 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Austin W Sandeman  4 Apr 1932  
Fg Off

William J Crisham

 7 Feb 1933 Signals duties; later AVM
Fg Off

Charles R Lousada

24 Oct 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Edward E Ellison  5 Dec 1932  
Fg Off Christopher H Glover  4 Mar 1933  
Fg Off William T Ratcliffe 16 Oct 1931  
Fg Off John R Palmer 26 Mar 1933  
Fg Off Leslie J M White 23 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Charles M Windsor 15 Oct 1931  
Fg Off Rupert V Bucknall 25 Nov 1932  
Fg Off William L Stewart  7 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Charles E S Lockett 27 May 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off

Robert Sorel-Cameron

18 Oct 1932 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Thomas F U Lang 27 May 1933  
Fg Off Horace R Allen 18 Oct 1933
Fg Off William McA McAulay 24 Oct 1933  
Fg Off Arthur W Langton 24 Oct 1933  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Archibald Connock 12 Mar 1933  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Roland L Raymond  4 Oct 1932 MB, ChM, FRCS(E)
Education Officer
Capt Henry A Stokes 25 Nov 1931 Grade III, BA
Warrant Officers
WO Frederick W Jenkins 15 Mar 1932  
WO Frank Watson 17 Nov 1931  
WO Benjamin H Rolles 24 Feb 1932  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Arthur Chambers 16 Nov 1932  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Ambala, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Frank Fernihough 20 Mar 1932 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Findlay W Sinclair 15 Feb 1934 DFC
Flt Lt

Henry E Nowell

15 Feb 1934 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Robert L Edward 12 Mar 1934  
Flt Lt John B Fyfe  1 Jun 1934  
Flt Lt

William J Crisham

 7 Feb 1933 Signals duties; later AVM
Fg Off

Charles R Lousada

24 Oct 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off William T Ratcliffe 16 Oct 1931  
Fg Off John R Palmer 26 Mar 1933  
Fg Off Leslie J M White 23 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Charles M Windsor 15 Oct 1931  
Fg Off Maurice W L I La V Baker  1 Apr 1934  
Fg Off Rupert V Bucknall 25 Nov 1932  
Fg Off William L Stewart  7 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Charles E S Lockett 27 May 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off

Robert Sorel-Cameron

18 Oct 1932 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Thomas F U Lang 27 May 1933  
Fg Off Horace R Allen 18 Oct 1933
Fg Off William McA McAulay 24 Oct 1933  
Fg Off Arthur W Langton 24 Oct 1933  
Plt Off Alfred F R Bennett 15 Feb 1934  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Archibald Connock 12 Mar 1933  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Roland L Raymond  4 Oct 1932 MB, ChM, FRCS(E)
Education Officer
Capt Henry A Stokes 25 Nov 1931 Grade III, BA
Warrant Officers
WO Frederick W Jenkins 15 Mar 1932  
WO Benjamin H Rolles 24 Feb 1932  
WO Arthur Chambers 16 Nov 1932  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II William Scott 28 Mar 1934  
WO II James Burns 17 Nov 1933  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jun 1934 - Jul 1935

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Frank Fernihough 15 Jun 1934 Relinquished command of No 28 Sqn on posting to Aircraft Park, Lahore
Flt Lt Findlay W Sinclair 15 Jun 1934 Assumed temporary command of No 28 Sqn
Fg Off Thomas F U Lang 10 Sep 1934 Attached to School of Artillery, Kakul for 5th (British) Officers Course
Fg Off Thomas F U Lang 15 Sep 1934 Ceased to be attached to School of Artillery, Kakul for 5th (British) Officers Course
Sqn Ldr Cuthbert J S Dearlove 22 Sep 1934 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 28 Sqn
Flt Lt Findlay W Sinclair 24 Sep 1934 Relinquished temporary command of No 28 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Cuthbert J S Dearlove 24 Sep 1934 Assumed command of No 28 Sqn

Source - No 28 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/332)

Organisational Movements: Jun 1934 - Jul 1935

Date Notes
 6 Jan 1935 2 x Flights proceeded to Delhi to participate in Eastern Command Brigade training
20 Jan 1935 2 x Flights completed participation in Eastern Command Brigade training
21 Jan 1935 Squadron concentrated at Delhi for Eastern Command Manoeuvres
27 Jan 1935 Squadron returned to Ambala on completion of Eastern Command Manoeuvres
 1 Jun 1935 Squadron began flying relief missions to Quetta following the Earthquake
10 Jun 1935 Squadron completed flying relief missions to Quetta following the Earthquake

Source - No 28 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/332)

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Ambala, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Cuthbert J S Dearlove 22 Sep 1934 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Henry E Nowell

15 Feb 1934 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Robert L Edward 12 Mar 1934  
Flt Lt Ronald J Carvell 27 Oct 1934  
Flt Lt

William J Crisham

 7 Feb 1933 Signals duties; later AVM
Fg Off Roger F Smith 25 May 1934  
Fg Off Rupert V Bucknall 25 Nov 1932  
Fg Off

Robert Sorel-Cameron

18 Oct 1932 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Stephen P Langston 20 Mar 1935  
Fg Off William McA McAulay 24 Oct 1933  
Fg Off Horace R Allen 18 Oct 1933
Fg Off Arthur W Langton 24 Oct 1933  
Fg Off Mervyn H Rhys 30 Mar 1935  
Fg Off Crichton C Morton 20 Mar 1935 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Paul B Wood 14 Mar 1935  
Fg Off Alfred F R Bennett 15 Feb 1934  
Fg Off Alan C Mills 27 Oct 1934  
Plt Off Hans M T Neugebauer 18 Dec 1934  
Plt Off Donald N J P Leggett 10 Oct 1934  
Plt Off Eric H P Clarke 10 Oct 1934  
Plt Off Peter J A Riddell  9 Feb 1935  
Stores Branch
Fg Off

Ronald C Storrar

12 Dec 1934 later AVM
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Vivian D'A Blackburn 10 Oct 1934 MB, ChB
Education Officer
Capt Henry A Stokes 25 Nov 1931 Grade III, BA
Warrant Officers
WO Frederick W Jenkins 15 Mar 1932  
WO John V Edwards  8 Nov 1934  
WO Arthur Chambers 16 Nov 1932  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II William Scott 28 Mar 1934  
WO II James Burns 17 Nov 1933  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Peter J A Riddell  1 Aug 1935 Attached to the School of Artillery, Kakul for course
Plt Off Peter J A Riddell 28 Aug 1935 Ceased to be attached to the School of Artillery, Kakul on completion of course
Fg Off Alfred F R Bennett 18 Feb 1936 Proceeded to Belgaum for Anti-Gas Course
Plt Off T G Tideman 27 Feb 1936 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 28 Jan 1936
Fg Off Crichton C Morton 29 Feb 1936 Posted to Home Establishment
Fg Off Horace R Allen  4 Mar 1936 Posted to Home Establishment
Plt Off Peter J A Riddell  4 Mar 1936 Posted to HQ RAF India for duty as PA to AOC
Fg Off Alfred F R Bennett 10 Mar 1936 Returned from Belgaum on completion ofr Anti-Gas Course
Plt Off P H R Saunders  2 Apr 1936 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 14 Mar 1936
Plt Off J C Miller  2 Apr 1936 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 14 Mar 1936
Plt Off E T T Nelson  2 Apr 1936 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 14 Mar 1936
Plt Off A S Downes  2 Apr 1936 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 14 Mar 1936
Plt Off J P Marriott 17 Apr 1936 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 18 Mar 1936
Fg Off Mervyn H Rhys 21 Apr 1936 Posted to Home Establishment
Fg Off C M Rodgers 22 May 1936 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 26 Mar 1936
Plt Off P H R Saunders 22 May 1936 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 2 Mar 1936
Fg Off P H R Saunders 25 May 1936 Proceeded to Abbottabad for Mountain Warfare Course
Fg Off P H R Saunders  6 Jun 1936 Returned from Abbottabad on completion of Mountain Warfare Course
Plt Off J C Miller 11 Jun 1936 Proceeded to Abbottabad for Mountain Warfare Course
Plt Off T G Tideman  6 May 1936 Absent from duty due to sickness
Plt Off J C Miller 20 Jun 1936 Returned from Abbottabad on completion of Mountain Warfare Course
Flt Lt

Arthur F Hutton

26 Jun 1936 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 28 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Cuthbert J S Dearlove 29 Jun 1936 Relinquished command of No 28 Sqn
Flt Lt

Arthur F Hutton

29 Jun 1936 Assumed temporary command of No 28 Sqn

Source - No 28 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/332)

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax Ambala, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Cuthbert J S Dearlove 22 Sep 1934 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Robert L Edward 12 Mar 1934  
Flt Lt John Norwood  9 Sep 1935  
Flt Lt T M Abraham 15 Nov 1935  
Flt Lt Ronald J Carvell 27 Oct 1934  
Flt Lt Alexander M Rodgers 17 Oct 1935 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Robert Sorel-Cameron

18 Oct 1932 later A/Cdre
Fg Off William McA McAulay 24 Oct 1933  
Fg Off Paul B Wood 14 Mar 1935  
Fg Off Arthur W Langton 24 Oct 1933  
Fg Off Alfred F R Bennett 15 Feb 1934  
Fg Off Alan C Mills 27 Oct 1934  
Fg Off Donald N J P Leggett 10 Oct 1934  
Fg Off Eric H P Clarke 10 Oct 1934  
Fg Off P H R Saunders 14 Mar 1936  
Fg Off Robert V L Pattison 17 Oct 1935
Plt Off E T T Nelson 14 Mar 1936  
Plt Off A S Downes 14 Mar 1936  
Plt Off Denis M Newman 17 Oct 1935  
Plt Off J L Stickley 16 Mar 1936  
Plt Off John C Millar 14 Mar 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off J P Marriott 18 Mar 1936  
Plt Off T G Tideman 28 Jan 1936  
Plt Off F M Thomas  1 Feb 1936  
Stores Branch
Fg Off

Ronald C Storrar

12 Dec 1934 later AVM
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Victor H Tompkins 21 Sep 1935 MRCS, LRCP
Education Officer
Mr Clifford H Sleightholme  2 Sep 1935 Grade III, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO Frederick W Jenkins 15 Mar 1932  
WO John V Edwards  8 Nov 1934  
WO Arthur Chambers 16 Nov 1932  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II William Scott 28 Mar 1934  
WO II G D Merron 17 Mar 1938  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

August 1936

Source - August 1936 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Cuthbert J S Dearlove  1 Jul 1936 Posted to Home Establishment
Plt Off T G Tideman  4 Jul 1936 Sent on sick leave ex-India until 1 Oct 1936
Plt Off Denis M Newman 24 Jul 1936 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 22 Jun 1936
Flt Lt Alexander M Rodgers 25 Jul 1936 Attached to the School of Artillery, Kakul for 5th (British) Officers' Course
Fg Off Eric H P Clarke 15 Aug 1936 Attached to the School of Artillery, Kakul for Short Artillery Course
Flt Lt Ronald J Carvell 13 Sep 1936 Posted to No 20 Sqn as Adjutant
Fg Off W J Craig 29 Sep 1936 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Flt Lt

Arthur F Hutton

 1 Oct 1936 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Flt Lt

Robert Sorel-Cameron

15 Oct 1936 Posted to Home Establishment
Flt Lt Robert L Edward 15 Oct 1936 Posted to Home Establishment
Fg Off Arthur W Langton 15 Oct 1936 Posted to Home Establishment
Plt Off A S Downes 19 Oct 1936 Proceeded to Belgaum for Anti-Gas Course
Flt Lt Laurence F Sinclair  4 Nov 1936 Arrived on posting from the UK
Plt Off J Vivian  4 Nov 1936 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 15 Oct 1936
Plt Off C A Masterman  4 Nov 1936 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 15 Oct 1936
Plt Off L J Kiggell  4 Nov 1936 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 15 Oct 1936
Fg Off Alan C Mills  5 Nov 1936 Posted to No 31 Sqn
Flt Lt C B Hughes 10 Nov 1936 Arrived on posting from HQ RAF India for Signals duties
Flt Lt John Norwood 12 Nov 1936 Posted to Home Establishment
Fg Off W J Craig 16 Nov 1936 Adjutant, promoted to Flt Lt, wef 11 Sep 1936
Fg Off William McA McAulay 16 Nov 1936 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 11 Sep 1936
Fg Off Paul B Wood 16 Nov 1936 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef  1 Oct 1936
Flt Lt Alexander M Rodgers 26 Nov 1936 Posted to the SD List for duty as Adjutant to No 1 Sqn, IAF
Flt Lt W J Craig 28 Nov 1936 Adjutant, posted to Home Establishment
Flt Lt William McA McAulay 28 Nov 1936 Posted to Home Establishment
Fg Off P H R Saunders 28 Nov 1936 Assumed temporary duties of Adjutant
Flt Lt

Roger C Mead

26 Jan 1937 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant, wef 1 Jan 1937
Plt Off J C Miller 14 Feb 1937 Attached to Belgaum for Anti-Gas Course
Plt Off J C Miller  9 Mar 1937 Ceased to be attached to Belgaum for Anti-Gas Course
Flt Lt Paul B Wood 22 Feb 1937 Posted to Home Establishment
Fg Off Alfred F R Bennett 22 Feb 1937 Posted to Home Establishment
Plt Off A W T Traill 14 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef  11 Feb 1937
Fg Off V D Jones 14 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting from the UK for Medical duties, wef  11 Mar 1937
Flt Lt Victor H Tompkins 25 Mar 1937 Departed on posting to Home Establishment
Fg Off C D P Franklin  1 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef  11 Mar 1937
Plt Off

Charles B E Burt-Andrews

 1 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef  11 Feb 1937
Plt Off I A Ferguson  1 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef  11 Feb 1937
Flt Lt Laurence F Sinclair xx xxx 1937 Admitted to hospital
Plt Off J L Stickley 29 Apr 1937 Promoted to Fg Off
Flt Lt Laurence F Sinclair  2 May 1937 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight on posting to HQ RAF India
Flt Lt P de G H Seymour  2 May 1937 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off P H R Saunders  2 May 1937 Relinquished duties of Adjutant and assumed duties of Intelligence Officer
Flt Lt

Roger C Mead

 2 May 1937 Arrived from Ambala for duty as Adjutant
Plt Off

Charles B E Burt-Andrews

 6 May 1937 Admitted to hospital with Dysentery (discharged by 24 May 1937)
Fg Off J L Stickley 11 May 1937 Admitted to hospital with a fever
Fg Off J L Stickley 15 May 1937 Discharged from hospital
Plt Off

Charles B E Burt-Andrews

20 Jun 1937 Admitted to hospital with second attack of Dysentery
Plt Off

Charles B E Burt-Andrews

22 Jun 1937 Discharged from hospital

Source - No 28 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/332)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Date Notes
 2 Jul 1936 'A' Flight proceeded to Karachi for re-equipment with Hawker Audax aircraft
Audax of No 28 Squadron (coded BF)
11 Jul 1936 'A' Flight returned from Karachi following re-equipment with Hawker Audax aircraft
13 Jul 1936 'B' Flight proceeded to Karachi for re-equipment with Hawker Audax aircraft
23 Jul 1936 'A' Flight returned from Karachi following re-equipment with Hawker Audax aircraft
xx Oct 1936 The Squadron Badge was authorised by HM King Edward VIII*
No 28 Squadron badge
 4 Feb 1937 One Flight proceeded to Karachi for Armament Practice Camp
11 Feb 1937 One Flight proceeded to Karachi for Armament Practice Camp
13 Feb 1937 One Flight proceeded to Karachi for Armament Practice Camp
16 Feb 1937 First Flight returned from Karachi on completion of Armament Practice Camp
20 Feb 1937 Second Flight returned from Karachi on completion of Armament Practice Camp
26 Feb 1937 Third Flight returned from Karachi on completion of Armament Practice Camp
13 Apr 1937 Squadron warned to be prepared to undertake operations in Waziristan
17 Apr 1937 Road Party departed Ambala for Manzai
18 Apr 1937 Air Party with Immediate Reserves departed Ambala for Peshawar
19 Apr 1937 Rail Party departed Ambala for Manzai
23 Apr 1937 Air Party comprising 'A' and 'C' Flights departed Ambala for Manzai, via Lahore
24 May 1937 'A' Flight detached to Miranshah
31 May 1937 'A' Flight returned from Miranshah
26 Jun 1937 'A' Flight proceeded to Hill Depot

Source - No 28 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/332), 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 Ambala, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur F Hutton

26 Jun 1936 Officer Commanding, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt T M Abraham 15 Nov 1935  
Flt Lt C B Hughes 10 Nov 1936 Signals duties
Flt Lt

Roger C Mead

 1 Jan 1937 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Eric H P Clarke 10 Oct 1934  
Fg Off P H R Saunders 14 Mar 1936  
Fg Off Robert V L Pattison 17 Oct 1935
Fg Off Denis M Newman 17 Oct 1935  
Fg Off J L Stickley 16 Mar 1936  
Fg Off John C Millar 14 Mar 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off E T T Nelson 14 Mar 1936  
Fg Off A S Downes 14 Mar 1936  
Fg Off J P Marriott 18 Mar 1936  
Plt Off J Vivian 15 Oct 1936  
Plt Off C A Masterman 15 Oct 1936  
Plt Off L J Kiggell 15 Oct 1936  
Plt Off A W T Traill 11 Feb 1937  
Plt Off

Charles B E Burt-Andrews

11 Feb 1937 later A/Cdre
Plt Off I A Ferguson 11 Feb 1937  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off C D P Franklin 11 Mar 1937  
Medical Branch
Fg Off V D Jones 11 Mar 1937 MRCS, LRCP
Education Officer
Mr Clifford H Sleightholme  2 Sep 1935 Grade III, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO John V Edwards  8 Nov 1934  
WO A E Willis  8 Nov 1934  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II William Scott 28 Mar 1934  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt T M Abraham  5 Jul 1937 Posted to Fort Sandeman
Fg Off Eric H P Clarke 25 Jul 1937 Assumed command of 'B' Flight at Miranshah
Fg Off J L Stickley  5 Sep 1937 Attached to No 1 (Indian) Wing Station for Bomber Transport conversion course
Mr Clifford H Sleightholme 21 Sep 1937 Education Officer, posted to Peshawar
Mr W Wilson 23 Sep 1937 Arrived on posting for duty as Education Officer, wef 23 Aug 1937
Lt G E Drought  1 Oct 1937 Attached for duty as ALO, Royal Artillery
Fg Off Eric H P Clarke  4 Oct 1937 Posted to the Aircraft Depot, Karachi
Lt C Inkson 11 Oct 1937 Attached for duty as ILO, South Staffordshire Regiment
Plt Off A K Byrne 29 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 5 Oct 1937
APO K W Bonnar 29 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 5 Oct 1937
Plt Off I A Ferguson 29 Oct 1937 Attached to Miranshah
Plt Off J Vivian  6 Nov 1937 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 15 Sep 1937
Flt Lt C B Hughes  9 Nov 1937 Posted to No 39 Sqn
Fg Off Denis M Newman 17 Nov 1937 Posted to No 60 Sqn
Plt Off C A Masterman 27 Nov 1937 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 16 Oct 1937
Sqn Ldr

Arthur F Hutton

11 Jan 1938 Relinquished command of No 28 Sqn on posting to Home Establishment
Sqn Ldr

Ellacott L S Ward

13 Jan 1938 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 28 Sqn, wef 29 Dec 1937
Plt Off L J Kiggell 21 Jan 1938 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 16 Nov 1937
Plt Off J G Towle 31 Jan 1938 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 8 Jan 1938
Plt Off W A Harris 31 Jan 1938 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 8 Jan 1938
Fg Off V D Jones 11 Feb 1938 Medical Officer, promoted to Flt Lt
Fg Off J C Miller 23 Feb 1938 Posted to Home Establishment
Plt Off

Charles B E Burt-Andrews

23 Feb 1938 Relinquished duties of Assistant Adjutant
Fg Off J Vivian 23 Feb 1938 Assumed duties of Assistant Adjutant
Fg Off Denis M Newman  3 Mar 1938 Arrived on posting from No 60 Sqn and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Sqn Ldr

Ellacott L S Ward

 1 Apr 1938 Assumed temporary command of SHQ, RAF Ambala
Flt Lt

Roger C Mead

 1 Apr 1938 Posted to SHQ, RAF Ambala for Administrative duties
Fg Off J Vivian  1 Apr 1938 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Plt Off P R ap Ellis   1 Apr 1938 Arrived on posting from te UK, wef 8 Mar 1938
Plt Off H G F Gaubert   1 Apr 1938 Arrived on posting from te UK, wef 8 Mar 1938
Fg Off J L Stickley  2 Apr 1938 Ceased to be attached to No 1 (Indian) Wing Station on completion of course
Plt Off

Charles B E Burt-Andrews

 4 Apr 1938 Attached to Aircraft Depot as Instructor to pilots for the Afghan Air Force
Flt Lt E S Sidey  5 Apr 1938 Arrived on posting for Medical duties
Flt Lt V D Jones  7 Apr 1938 Medical Officer, posted to Karachi
Sqn Ldr

Ellacott L S Ward

11 Apr 1938 Relinquished temporary command of SHQ, RAF Ambala
Fg Off P H R Saunders 15 Apr 1938 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 2 Mar 1938
Plt Off J G Towle 15 Apr 1938 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 6 Feb 1938
Flt Lt P H R Saunders 21 Apr 1938 Relinquished command of 'C' Flight on posting to Home Establishment
Fg Off J L Stickley 21 Apr 1938 Assumed command of 'C' Flight
Plt Off W A Harris 23 Apr 1938 Attached to the School of Artillery, Kakul for Short Artillery Course
Plt Off W A Harris  1 May 1938 Ceased to be attached to the School of Artillery, Kakul for Short Artillery Course
Fg Off Denis M Newman  2 May 1938 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 27 Jan 1938
Plt Off

Charles B E Burt-Andrews

23 May 1938 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 26 Apr 1938
Fg Off Denis M Newman  9 Jun 1938 Relinquished the acting rank of Flt Lt, wef 1 Mar 1938
Plt Off I A Ferguson 27 Jun 1938 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 1 Mar 1938
Fg Off Denis M Newman 27 Jun 1938 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 1 Mar 1938
Fg Off J L Stickley 27 Jun 1938 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 22 Apr 1938
Fg Off J P Marriott 27 Jun 1938 Assumed duties of Adjutant

Source - No 28 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/332)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
 6 Jul 1937 'B' Flight detached to Miranshah
10 Jul 1937 Air Party departed Manzai, for Ambala via Lahore
10 Jul 1937 Road Party departed Manzai, for Ambala
10 Jul 1937 Rail Party departed Manzai, for Ambala
11 Jul 1937 Rail Party arrived at Ambala
16 Jul 1937 Road Party arrived at Ambala
29 Jul 1937 Air Party, 'B' Flight departed Miranshah for Ambala via Lahore
29 Jul 1937 Rail Party, 'B' Flight departed Miranshah for Ambala
31 Jul 1937 Rail Party, 'B' Flight arrived at Ambala
22 Aug 1937 'A' Flight returned to Ambala from Hill Depot
25 Oct 1937 Squadron detached to Bareilly
30 Oct 1937 Squadron returned from Bareilly
10 Feb 1938 Squadron proceeded to Karachi for Annual Armament Training Camp
23 Feb 1938 Squadron returned from Karachi on completion of Annual Armament Training Camp

Source - No 28 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/332)

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax Ambala, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Ellacott L S Ward

29 Dec 1937 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Henry G Blair  5 Oct 1937 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt P de G H Seymour  2 May 1937  
Act Flt Lt Denis M Newman 17 Oct 1935  
Act Flt Lt J L Stickley 16 Mar 1936  
Fg Off E T T Nelson 14 Mar 1936  
Fg Off A S Downes 14 Mar 1936  
Fg Off J P Marriott 18 Mar 1936  
Fg Off J Vivian 15 Oct 1936  
Fg Off C A Masterman 15 Oct 1936  
Fg Off L J Kiggell 15 Oct 1936
Fg Off J G Towle  8 Jan 1938  
Fg Off

Charles B E Burt-Andrews

11 Feb 1937 later A/Cdre
Fg Off I A Ferguson 11 Feb 1937  
Plt Off A W T Traill 11 Feb 1937  
Plt Off W A Harris  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off K W Bonnar  5 Oct 1937  
Plt Off A K Byrne  5 Oct 1937  
Plt Off P R ap Ellis  8 Mar 1938  
Plt Off H G F Gaubert  8 Mar 1938  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off C D P Franklin 11 Mar 1937  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt E S Sidey  5 Apr 1938 MB, ChB
Education Officer
Mr W Wilson 23 Aug 1937 Grade III, BEng
Warrant Officers
WO W Rudd 27 Oct 1937  
WO R W Williams  5 Mar 1938  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off R D Williams  1 Jul 1938 Arrived on posting from No 11 Sqn, wef 30 Jun 1938
Sqn Ldr

Ellacott L S Ward

10 Jul 1938 Relinquished command of No 28 Sqn (leave)
Flt Lt Henry G Blair 10 Jul 1938 Assumed temporary command of No 28 Sqn
Plt Off A W T Traill 31 Jul 1938 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 26 Jun 1938
Flt Lt J L Stickley  8 Aug 1938 Attached to German Nanga Parbat Expedition as Liaison Officer (3 weeks)
Plt Off W A Harris  9 Aug 1938 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 19 Jun 1938
APO K W Bonnar 27 Aug 1938 Attached to the School of Artillery, Kakul for Artillery Course (1 week)
Flt Lt Henry G Blair 29 Aug 1938 Relinquished temporary command of No 28 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Roger C Mead

29 Aug 1938 Assumed temporary command of No 28 Sqn
Plt Off A K Byrne  7 Sep 1938 Died in hospital
Sqn Ldr

Ellacott L S Ward

24 Sep 1938 Returned from leave but did not resume command due to pending posting
Flt Lt Henry G Blair 25 Sep 1938 Assumed temporary command of No 28 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Roger C Mead

25 Sep 1938 Relinquished temporary command of No 28 Sqn
Flt Lt Henry G Blair 29 Sep 1938 Relinquished temporary command of No 28 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Ellacott L S Ward

29 Sep 1938 Resumed command of No 28 Sqn due to international situation
Fg Off E T T Nelson  1 Oct 1938 Posted to SHQ, RAF Ambala for duty as Adjutant
Flt Lt Henry G Blair  9 Oct 1938 Resumed temporary command of No 28 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Ellacott L S Ward

 9 Oct 1938 Relinquished command of No 28 Sqn due to end of international situation
Sqn Ldr

Ellacott L S Ward

11 Oct 1938 Posted to Staff College, Quetta
Plt Off P R ap Ellis 20 Oct 1938 Attached to School of Chemical Warfare, Belgaum for Anti-Gas Course
Plt Off P R ap Ellis 14 Nov 1938 Ceased to be attached to School of Chemical Warfare, Belgaum for Anti-Gas Course
Plt Off H G F Gaubert  8 Nov 1938 Attached to SHQ RAF Ambala for Air Staff duties
Fg Off J P Marriott 14 Nov 1938 Assumed command of 'C' Flight
Flt Lt J L Stickley 14 Nov 1938 Relinquished command of 'C' Flight on posting to the Communications Flight, Lahore
Fg Off J Vivian 14 Nov 1938 Posted to No 31 Sqn
Fg Off C D P Franklin 14 Nov 1938 Equipment Officer, promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 1 Oct 1938
Fg Off J G Towle 20 Nov 1938 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Plt Off W C Duncan 23 Nov 1938 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 25 Oct 1938
Plt Off E C Fyson 23 Nov 1938 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 25 Oct 1938
Plt Off L F Malone 23 Nov 1938 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 25 Oct 1938
Plt Off A S Johnston 23 Nov 1938 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 25 Oct 1938
Fg Off

Charles B E Burt-Andrews

13 Dec 1938 Ceased to be attached to Aircraft Depot
Flt Lt Henry G Blair 19 Dec 1938 Promoted to Sqn Ldr, wef 1 Dec 1938
Plt Off I A Ferguson 21 Dec 1938 Ceased to be attached to Armament Training Camp, Karachi
Sqn Ldr Henry G Blair 22 Dec 1938 Relinquished command of No 28 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Ellacott L S Ward

22 Dec 1938 Assumed command of No 28 Sqn on completion of duty as Staff College, Quetta

Source - No 28 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/332)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax Ambala, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Henry G Blair  5 Oct 1937 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt P de G H Seymour  2 May 1937  
Act Flt Lt Denis M Newman 17 Oct 1935  
Fg Off A S Downes 14 Mar 1936  
Fg Off J P Marriott 18 Mar 1936  
Fg Off C A Masterman 15 Oct 1936  
Fg Off L J Kiggell 15 Oct 1936
Fg Off J G Towle  8 Jan 1938  
Fg Off

Charles B E Burt-Andrews

11 Feb 1937 later A/Cdre
Fg Off I A Ferguson 11 Feb 1937  
Fg Off A W T Traill 11 Feb 1937  
Fg Off W A Harris  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off K W Bonnar  5 Oct 1937  
Plt Off P R ap Ellis  8 Mar 1938  
Plt Off H G F Gaubert  8 Mar 1938  
Plt Off R D Williams 30 Jun 1938  
Plt Off W C Duncan 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off E C Fyson 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off L F Malone 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off A S Johnston 25 Oct 1938  
Equipment Branch
Act Flt Lt C D P Franklin 11 Mar 1937  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt E S Sidey  5 Apr 1938 MB, ChB
Education Officer
Mr W Wilson 23 Aug 1937 Grade III, BEng
Warrant Officers
WO W Rudd 27 Oct 1937  
WO R W Williams  5 Mar 1938  
WO B H Rodber 25 May 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off K R Butler 16 Jan 1939 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 23 Dec 1938
Plt Off G M Carmichael 16 Jan 1939 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 23 Dec 1938
Flt Lt Denis M Newman 30 Jan 1939 Posted to Home Establishment
Fg Off I A Ferguson 31 Jan 1939 Posted to Home Establishment
Plt Off C A Masterman 30 Jan 1939 Assumed command of 'B' Flight
LAC I P Ashton 31 Jan 1939 Killed in an accident
Fg Off R E Siminson  9 Feb 1939 Arrived on posting from No 1 (Indian) Wing Station for Equipment duties
Flt Lt N F Simpson 14 Feb 1939 Arrived on posting from No 31 Sqn for Signals duties
Sqn Ldr Henry G Blair 25 Feb 1939 Posted to No 31 Sqn
Plt Off L F Malone 17 Feb 1939 Proceeded to Poona to attend Southern Command Intelligence Course
Plt Off P R ap Ellis 21 Feb 1939 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 31 Jan 1939
Plt Off L F Malone 28 Feb 1939 Returned from Poona on completion of Southern Command Intelligence Course
Act Flt Lt C D P Franklin  1 Mar 1939 Equipment Officer, posted to SHQ RAF Ambala on move of No 28 Sqn
Flt Lt E S Sidey  1 Mar 1939 Medical Officer, posted to SHQ RAF Ambala on move of No 28 Sqn
Mr W Wilson  1 Mar 1939 Education Officer, posted to SHQ RAF Ambala on move of No 28 Sqn
Plt Off D M Woodman  5 Mar 1939 Arrived on posting from the School of Army Co-operation, wef 10 Feb 1939
Plt Off A M Stott  5 Mar 1939 Arrived on posting from the School of Army Co-operation, wef 10 Feb 1939
Plt Off W C Duncan 15 Mar1939 Attached to 1st (Abbotabad) Infantry Brigade as RAF Liaison Officer
Plt Off H G F Gaubert 17 Mar1939 Attached to 2nd (Rawalpindi) Infantry Brigade as RAF Liaison Officer
Plt Off W C Duncan 21 Mar1939 Ceased to be attached to 1st (Abbotabad) Infantry Brigade as RAF Liaison Officer
Plt Off H G F Gaubert 23 Mar1939 Ceased to be attached to 2nd (Rawalpindi) Infantry Brigade as RAF Liaison Officer
Plt Off K W Bonnar 30 Mar 1939 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 13 Feb 1939
Fg Off

Charles B E Burt-Andrews

16 Apr 1939 Ceased to be attached to Afghan Training Flight at Ambala
Fg Off P R ap Ellis 24 Apr 1939 Attached to School of Artillery, Kakul for Artillery course
Fg Off P R ap Ellis 29 Apr 1939 Ceased to be attached to School of Artillery, Kakul for Artillery course

Source - No 28 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/332)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
25 Feb 1939 MT Convoy departed Ambala for Kohat
27 Feb 1939 Rail Party departed Ambala for Kohat
 2 Mar 1939 Air Party, 'A' and 'B' Flights departed Ambala for Kohat (delayed from 27 Feb 1939 due to bad weather)
 2 Mar 1939 Air Party, 'A' and 'B' Flights landed at Risalpur due to Kohat being waterlogged
 3 Mar 1939 Air Party, 'A' and 'B' Flights departed Risalpur for Kohat
 3 Mar 1939 'A' Flight detached to Miranshah
24 Mar 1939 Air Party, 'A' Flight returned to Kohat due to the situation in Europe
25 Mar 1939 Ground Party, 'A' Flight returned to Kohat due to the situation in Europe

Source - No 28 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/332)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax Kohat, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Henry G Blair  5 Oct 1937 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Ellacott L S Ward

22 Dec 1938 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt P de G H Seymour  2 May 1937  
Flt Lt N F Simpson 14 Feb 1939 Signals duties
Act Flt Lt J P Marriott 18 Mar 1936  
Fg Off C A Masterman 15 Oct 1936  
Fg Off J G Towle  8 Jan 1938  
Fg Off

Charles B E Burt-Andrews

11 Feb 1937 later A/Cdre
Fg Off A W T Traill 11 Feb 1937  
Fg Off W A Harris  8 Jan 1938  
Fg Off K W Bonnar  5 Oct 1937  
Fg Off P R ap Ellis  8 Mar 1938  
Plt Off H G F Gaubert  8 Mar 1938  
Plt Off R D Williams 30 Jun 1938  
Plt Off W C Duncan 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off E C Fyson 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off L F Malone 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off A S Johnston 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off K R Butler 23 Dec 1938  
Plt Off G M Carmichael 23 Dec 1938  
Plt Off A M Stott 10 Feb 1939  
Plt Off D M Woodman 10 Feb 1939  
Equipment Branch
Act Flt Lt C D P Franklin 11 Mar 1937  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt E S Sidey  5 Apr 1938 MB, ChB
Education Officer
Mr W Wilson 23 Aug 1937 Grade III, BEng
Warrant Officers
WO A Houghton 26 Nov 1938  
WO R W Williams  5 Mar 1938  
WO W R Ratcliff  9 Jan 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax Kohat, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Ellacott L S Ward

22 Dec 1938 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Henry G Blair  5 Oct 1937 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr P de G H Seymour  2 May 1937  
Flt Lt N F Simpson 14 Feb 1939 Signals duties
Act Flt Lt J P Marriott 18 Mar 1936  
Fg Off C A Masterman 15 Oct 1936  
Fg Off J G Towle  8 Jan 1938  
Fg Off

Charles B E Burt-Andrews

11 Feb 1937 later A/Cdre
Fg Off A W T Traill 11 Feb 1937  
Fg Off W A Harris  8 Jan 1938  
Fg Off K W Bonnar  5 Oct 1937  
Fg Off P R ap Ellis  8 Mar 1938  
Plt Off H G F Gaubert  8 Mar 1938  
Plt Off R D Williams 30 Jun 1938  
Plt Off W C Duncan 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off E C Fyson 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off L F Malone 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off A S Johnston 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off K R Butler 23 Dec 1938  
Plt Off G M Carmichael 23 Dec 1938  
Plt Off A M Stott 10 Feb 1939  
Plt Off D M Woodman 10 Feb 1939  
Equipment Branch
Act Flt Lt C D P Franklin 11 Mar 1937  
Fg Off R E Siminson  9 Feb 1939  
Education Officer
Mr W Wilson 23 Aug 1937 Grade III, BEng
Warrant Officers
WO A Houghton 26 Nov 1938  
WO J S C Bannerman 27 Feb 1939 MC, DCM
WO W R Ratcliff  9 Jan 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt P de G H Seymour  8 May 1937 Promoted to Sqn Ldr, wef 1 Apr 1939
Sqn Ldr P de G H Seymour  8 May 1937 Posted to No 1 (Indian) Group, wef 4 May 1939
Plt Off R D Williams 14 May 1939 Proceeded to Murree to attend Northern Command Intelligence Course
Plt Off A S Johnston 14 May 1939 Proceeded to Abbotabad for Frontier Warfare Course
Fg Off

Charles B E Burt-Andrews

15 May 1939 Reverted to Imperial Establishment on secondment to Afghan Air Force
Plt Off A S Johnston  4 Jun 1939 Returned from Abbotabad on completion of Frontier Warfare Course
Plt Off W C Duncan 10 Jun 1939 Proceeded to Abbotabad for Frontier Warfare Course
Plt Off W C Duncan 30 Jun 1939 Returned from Abbotabad on completion of Frontier Warfare Course
Plt Off W C Duncan  8 Jul 1939 Seriously injured in flying accident
AC1 J B Baxter  8 Jul 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off A W T Traill 18 Jul 1939 OC, 'B' Flight, promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 19 Apr 1939
Flt Lt J P Marriott 22 Jul 1939 Posted to Home Establishment
Sqn Ldr

Ellacott L S Ward

 1 Aug 1939 Proceeded to Miranshah and assumed command of the station
Fg Off P R ap Ellis 26 Aug 1939 Attached to Bannu Brigade as RAF Liaison OPfficer
Sqn Ldr

Ellacott L S Ward

29 Aug 1939 Returned from Miranshah and relinquished command of the station
Fg Off S E A Brown  6 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from No 31 Sqn
Plt Off M W H Uphill  6 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from No 31 Sqn
Plt Off A S Mann  6 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from No 31 Sqn
Fg Off P R ap Ellis 11 Sep 1939 Ceased to be attached to Bannu Brigade as RAF Liaison Officer
Flt Lt J Clarke-Taylor 21 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from No 1 (Indian) Wing for Medical duties
Fg Off J G Towle 26 Sep 1939 Returned from leave in the UK and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off K W Bonnar 26 Sep 1939 Relinquished command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off W C Duncan 31 Sep 1939 Returned from sick leave
Capt G S Frizelle  1 Oct 1939 Attached from 1st Bn Royal Ulster Rifles as Air Intelligence Liaison Officer
Fg Off P R ap Ellis 25 Oct 1939 Admitted to Combined Indian Military Hospital following a horse riding accident
Plt Off W C Duncan 29 Oct 1939 Attached to the Aircraft Depot, Karachi
Plt Off H G F Gaubert   1 Dec 1939 Attached to RAF Kohat for Squadron Armament Officers' Course
Plt Off W C Duncan  7 Dec 1939 Posted to the Aircraft Depot, Karachi for Administrative duties
Flt Lt W E Surplice  7 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from Aircraft Depot and assumed command of 'C' Flight
Flt Lt A W T Traill  7 Dec 1939 Attached to Thal Brigade
Plt Off L F Malone  7 Dec 1939 Attached to Thal Brigade
Flt Lt A W T Traill 10 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached to Thal Brigade
Plt Off L F Malone 10 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached to Thal Brigade
Sqn Ldr

Ellacott L S Ward

12 Dec 1939 Relinquished command of No 28 Sqn on posting to Home Establishment
Flt Lt G E Jackson 12 Dec 1939 Assumed command of No 28 Sqn and promoted to Act Sqn Ldr
Fg Off S E A Brown 14 Dec 1939 Posted to AFS Ambala for Administrative duties
Plt Off W E Bowden 17 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 27 Sqn
Plt Off G F Morley-Mower 17 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 27 Sqn
Plt Off R A Yates-Earl 31 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 31 Sqn

Source - No 28 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/332)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
11 Jun 1939 'B' Flight detached to Miranshah for operations
16 Jul 1939 'A' Flight relieved 'B' Flight at Miranshah
18 Jul 1939 Road Party, 'A' Flight arrived at Miranshah
29 Aug 1939 'A' Flight returned to Kohat
 9 Sep 1939 'B' Flight departed Kohat for Peshawar
 9 Sep 1939 'A' Flight departed Kohat for Peshawar
13 Sep 1939 Squadron returned to Kohat
31 Oct 1939 'A' Flight detached to Arawali
10 Nov 1939 'A' Flight returned to Kohat from Arawali
20 Nov 1939 Squadron re-organised into three operational flights and a servicing flight
15 Dec 1939 'B' Flight detached to Minzai
15 Dec 1939 'C' Flight detached to Miranshah

Source - No 28 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/332)

Nominal Roll of Officers - 31 Dec 1939

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

G E Jackson

Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt N F Simpson Signals duties
Flt Lt W E Surplice Officer Commanding 'C' Flight
Act Flt Lt A W T Traill Officer Commanding 'A' Flight
Fg Off J G Towle Officer Commanding 'B' Flight
Fg Off P R ap Ellis  
Fg Off K W Bonnar  
Plt Off H G F Gaubert  
Plt Off R D Williams  
Plt Off R A Yates-Earl  
Plt Off E C Fyson  
Plt Off A S Johnston  
Plt Off L F Malone  
Plt Off A S Mann  
Plt Off M W H Uphill  
Plt Off G M Carmichael  
Plt Off K R Butler  
Plt Off A M Stott  
Plt Off D M Woodman  
Plt Off W E Bowden  
Plt Off G F Morley-Mower  
Flt Lt J Clarke-Taylor Medical Officer
Fg Off R E Siminson Equipment Officer

Source - No 28 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/332)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt N F Simpson  1 Jan 1940 Posted to No 5 Sqn at Fort Sandeman as Officer Commanding
Plt Off K R Butler  4 Jan 1940 Attached to Peshawar for Officers' Photographic Course
Fg Off J G Towle 20 Jan 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 3 Sep 1939
Plt Off W E Bowden 14 Feb 1940 Attached to RAF Kohat for Cypher duties
Plt Off E C Fyson 15 Feb 1940 Posted to AHQ India
Flt Lt J Clarke-Taylor 17 Feb 1940 Attached to School of Chemical Warfare for Gas Course
Flt Lt J Clarke-Taylor xx Feb 1940 Appointed to a Permanent Commission, wef 4 Jan 1940
Fg Off R W Williams 22 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting for Signals duties
Flt Lt J Clarke-Taylor xx Mar 1940 Attended Anti-Malarial Course at the Malarial Institute of India, New Delhi
Fg Off H G F Gaubert  3 Apr 1940 Attached to Armament Training Camp, Karachi as Officer i/c Safety Boat
Plt Off A M Stott  5 May 1940 Proceeded to Abbotabad for Mountain Warfare Course
Act Flt Lt J G Towle 12 May 1940 Proceeded to Murree for Northern Command Intelligence Course
Fg Off P R ap Ellis 12 May 1940 Proceeded to Murree for Northern Command Intelligence Course
Plt Off A M Stott 28 May 1940 Returned from Abbotabad on completion of Mountain Warfare Course
LAC J M Ross 22 Jul 1940 Died at Miranshah

Source - No 28 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/332)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
 1 Jan 1940 'A' Flight detached to Miranshah
24 Jan 1940 Air Party, 'B' Flight returned to Kohat from Minzai
26 Jan 1940 Road Party, 'B' Flight returned to Kohat from Minzai
15 Feb 1940 'A' Flight returned to Kohat from Miranshah
19 Feb 1940 'B' Flight returned to Kohat from Miranshah
22 Apr 1940 'B' Flight detached to Miranshah for operations
24 Jul 1940 'B' Flight returned to Kohat from Miranshah
15 Aug 1940 'C' Flight detached to Miranshah for operations
23 Aug 1940 'C' Flight returned to Kohat from Miranshah
11 Sep 1940 'A' Flight detached to Miranshah for operations
16 Sep 1940 'A' Flight returned to Kohat from Miranshah
19 Sep 1940 'C' Flight detached to Risalpur
23 Sep 1940 'A' Flight detached to Miranshah for operations
24 Sep 1940 'C' Flight returned to Kohat from Risalpur
16 Oct 1940 'C' Flight detached to Karachi for Armament Training Camp
30 Oct 1940 'C' Flight returned to Kohat from Karachi on completion of Armament Training Camp
 1 Dec 1940 'C' Flight detached to New Delhi
21 Dec 1940 'C' Flight returned to Kohat from New Delhi
27 Dec 1930 'A' Flight returned to Kohat from Miranshah
28 Dec 1940 'C' Flight detached to Miranshah

Source - No 28 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/332)

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