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No 60 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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Organisational Movements: Apr - Jul 1920

Date Notes
 1 Apr 1920

Squadron reformed at RAF Risalpur by redesignating No 97 Squadron, equipped with Airco DH10s and DH10As.

DH10

Source - 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

July 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Airco DH10/DH10A Risalpur, India Indian Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John Charles Quinnell A 30 Jan 1919 Officer Commanding, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Hugh V Champion de Crespigny A 12 Jan 1920 MC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Ronald Graham S 15 May 1919 DSO, DSC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt John B Fox A 13 Jan 1920 MC
Fg Off Robert A George A  1 Feb 1920 MC; later AVM
Fg Off George T Richardson A  1 Feb 1920  
Obs Off Robert Hamilton O  7 Jan 1920 MC
Obs Off Thomas Humble O 14 May 1919  
Fg Off Maurice Ballard A 18 Jul 1919  
Fg Off Charles F Le P Trench A  7 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Edward I Bussell A 18 Jul 1919 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Basil R Carter A 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Ronald Ivelaw-Chapman A 18 Jul 1919 DFC; later ACM
Obs Off Eric M Greenwood O 18 Jul 1919  
Obs Off Geoffrey R Terry O 18 Jul 1919  
Obs Off Daniel Wills O 18 Jul 1919  
Fg Off Campbell A Hoy T 18 Jul 1919 MC
Fg Off George Scarrott Ad 29 Jan 1920 later A/Cdre
Obs Off William G Hanton O 18 Jul 1919  
Obs Off Charles H F Nesbit O 18 Jul 1919  
Fg Off Robert Menzies A 18 Dec 1919  
Fg Off John A Elliott T 12 Jan 1920  
Obs Off Carl S Miller O 18 Jul 1919  
Obs Off Douglas H Murray O 18 Jul 1919  
Fg Off Edward N Fenton A 18 Jul 1919  
Obs Off Richard T Rich O 18 Jul 1919  
Obs Off Arthur E Reynolds O 18 Jul 1919  
Fg Off Sidney N Webster A 18 Jul 1919 later AVM
Plt Off Francis D D Gaussen Stores  7 Apr 1920  

Source - July 1920 Air Force List

August 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Airco DH10/DH10A Risalpur, India Indian Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John Charles Quinnell A 30 Jan 1919 Officer Commanding, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Hugh V Champion de Crespigny A 12 Jan 1920 MC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Ronald Graham S 15 May 1919 DSO, DSC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt John B Fox A 13 Jan 1920 MC
Fg Off Robert A George A  1 Feb 1920 MC; later AVM
Fg Off George T Richardson A  1 Feb 1920  
Obs Off Robert Hamilton O  7 Jan 1920 MC
Obs Off Thomas Humble O 14 May 1919  
Fg Off Maurice Ballard A 18 Jul 1919  
Fg Off Charles F Le P Trench A  7 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Edward I Bussell A 18 Jul 1919 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Basil R Carter A 12 Jan 1920  
Obs Off Arthur E Reynolds O  2 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Ronald Ivelaw-Chapman A 18 Jul 1919 DFC; later ACM
Obs Off Eric M Greenwood O 18 Jul 1919  
Obs Off Geoffrey R Terry O 18 Jul 1919  
Obs Off Daniel Wills O 18 Jul 1919  
Fg Off George Scarrott Ad 29 Jan 1920 later A/Cdre
Obs Off William G Hanton O 18 Jul 1919  
Obs Off Charles H F Nesbit O 18 Jul 1919  
Obs Off Carl S Miller O 18 Jul 1919  
Obs Off Douglas H Murray O 18 Jul 1919  
Fg Off Edward N Fenton A 18 Jul 1919  
Obs Off Richard T Rich O 18 Jul 1919  
Fg Off Sidney N Webster A 18 Jul 1919 later AVM
Plt Off Francis D D Gaussen Stores  7 Apr 1920  

Source - August 1920 Air Force List

April 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Airco DH10/DH10A Risalpur, India Indian Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Percy C Sherren A 20 Aug 1920 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Hugh V Champion de Crespigny A 12 Jan 1920 MC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Ronald Graham S 15 May 1919 DSO, DSC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt George F Lines A  4 May 1921 MC
Fg Off Robert A George A  1 Feb 1920 MC; later AVM
Fg Off Harold A Hamersley A 12 Nov 1920 MC
Fg Off George T Richardson A  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Harold C Calvey A  7 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Maurice Ballard A 18 Jul 1919  
Fg Off Percy J Gardiner A  7 Dec 1920 Killed in a flying accident - 13 Jan 1922
Fg Off Edward I Bussell A 18 Jul 1919 later A/Cdre
Fg Off

John S Chick

A  7 Dec 1920 MC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Walter A N Appleford A 11 Dec 1920  
Fg Off David S Allan A  3 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Arthur M G Cosgrave A  6 Jan 1921  
Fg Off Ronald Ivelaw-Chapman A 18 Jul 1919 DFC; later ACM
Fg Off George Scarrott Ad 29 Jan 1920 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Roy L Castle T 12 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Edward N Fenton A 18 Jul 1919  
Obs Off Richard T Rich O 18 Jul 1919  
Stores Officer
Fg Off Francis D D Gaussen Stores  7 Apr 1920  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt James C Smyth Med 26 Jun 1920  

Source - April 1921 Air Force List

July 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Airco DH10/DH10A Risalpur, India Indian Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Percy C Sherren A 20 Aug 1920 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Hugh V Champion de Crespigny A 12 Jan 1920 MC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Ronald Graham S 15 May 1919 DSO, DSC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt George F Lines A  4 May 1921 MC
Fg Off Harold A Hamersley A 12 Nov 1920 MC
Fg Off Robert A George A  1 Feb 1920 MC; later AVM
Fg Off George T Richardson A  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Harold C Calvey A  7 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Percy J Gardiner A  7 Dec 1920 Killed in a flying accident - 13 Jan 1922
Fg Off Edward I Bussell A 18 Jul 1919 later A/Cdre
Fg Off

John S Chick

A  7 Dec 1920 MC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Walter A N Appleford A 11 Dec 1920  
Fg Off David S Allan A  3 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Guy N Wilton A  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Arthur M G Cosgrave A  6 Jan 1921  
Fg Off Ronald Ivelaw-Chapman A 18 Jul 1919 DFC; later ACM
Fg Off George Scarrott Ad 29 Jan 1920 later A/Cdre
Fg Off James C Belford A  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Roy L Castle T 12 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Edward A Blake A  4 May 1921 MM
Fg Off Edward N Fenton A 18 Jul 1919  
Fg Off Sidney N Webster A 18 Jul 1919 later AVM
Obs Off Richard T Rich O 18 Jul 1919  
Stores Officer
Fg Off Francis D D Gaussen Stores  7 Apr 1920  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt James C Smyth Med 26 Jun 1920  

Source - July 1921 Air Force List

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

July 1922

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Airco DH10/DH10A Risalpur, India No 1 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Hugh V Champion de Crespigny  1 Feb 1920 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Robert A George  1 Feb 1920 MC; later AVM
Flt Lt Albert F V Daly  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off George F Lines  4 May 1921 MC
Fg Off Harold A Hamersley 12 Nov 1920 MC
Fg Off Paul R T J M I C Chamberlayne 28 Jul 1921 AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Harold C Calvey  7 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Edward I Bussell 18 Jul 1919 later A/Cdre
Fg Off William N Cumming  1 Jun 1921  
Fg Off David S Allan  3 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Guy N Wilton  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off James C Belford  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off

John W Sole

20 May 1921  
Fg Off Edward A Blake  4 May 1921 MM
Fg Off Thomas O Oakes  6 May 1922  
Fg Off Edward N Fenton 18 Jul 1919  
Fg Off Sidney N Webster 18 Jul 1919 later AVM
Fg Off Graeme F Blackburn  2 Nov 1921  
Fg Off John K Smith 21 Apr 1922  
Fg Off Lancelot de G Sieveking  6 May 1922 DFC
Plt Off      
Stores Officer
Fg Off Francis D D Gaussen  7 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Frank E Shersby 15 May 1922  
Fg Off Richard T Rich  1 Feb 1920  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt William F Wilson 18 May 1921 MC, MB

Source - July 1922 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1922 - May 1923

Date Notes
xx Mar 1923

Squadron Re-equipped with Airco DH9As

DH 9A of No 60 Squadron
xx Apr 1923 Squadron disposed of its final DH10

Source - 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

May 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Airco DH9A Risalpur, India No 2 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Hugh V Champion de Crespigny  1 Feb 1920 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Albert F V Daly  7 Mar 1922  
Flt Lt Robert A George  1 Feb 1920 MC; later AVM
Flt Lt Cuthbert J S Dearlove 15 Feb 1923  
Flt Lt Edward I Bussell 18 Jul 1919 later A/Cdre
Fg Off George F Lines  4 May 1921 MC
Fg Off William N Cumming  1 Jun 1921  
Fg Off David S Allan  3 Mar 1921  
Fg Off James C Belford  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Martin W Nolan 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Thomas O Oakes  6 May 1922  
Fg Off Sidney N Webster 18 Jul 1919 later AVM
Fg Off Graeme F Blackburn  2 Nov 1921  
Fg Off Kenneth R Thomas 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Leslie G Nixon 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off John K Smith 21 Apr 1922  
Fg Off Basil P Jones 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Miles Tallentire 13 Dec 1922 Died from injuries - 14 Oct 1923
Fg Off Cyril Gardner 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Harry E Greenberry 23 Feb 1923  
Plt Off Charles F H Grace 23 Feb 1923 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off Cecil W Rugg  1 Apr 1923  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Charles Y Roberts  2 Jan 1923

Source - May 1923 Air Force List

July 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Airco DH9A Risalpur, India No 2 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Hugh V Champion de Crespigny  1 Feb 1920 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Albert F V Daly  7 Mar 1922  
Flt Lt Robert A George  1 Feb 1920 MC; later AVM
Flt Lt Cuthbert J S Dearlove 15 Feb 1923  
Fg Off George F Lines  4 May 1921 MC
Fg Off William N Cumming  1 Jun 1921  
Fg Off David S Allan  3 Mar 1921  
Fg Off James C Belford  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Thomas O Oakes  6 May 1922  
Fg Off Sidney N Webster 18 Jul 1919 later AVM
Fg Off Graeme F Blackburn  2 Nov 1921  
Fg Off Kenneth R Thomas 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Leslie G Nixon 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off John K Smith 21 Apr 1922  
Fg Off William G Nicholls 15 Apr 1923  
Fg Off Basil P Jones 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Miles Tallentire 13 Dec 1922 Died from injuries - 14 Oct 1923
Fg Off Cyril Gardner 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Harry E Greenberry 23 Feb 1923  
Plt Off Charles F H Grace 23 Feb 1923 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off Cecil W Rugg  1 Apr 1923  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Charles Y Roberts  2 Jan 1923

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

January 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Airco DH9A Risalpur, India No 2 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Hugh V Champion de Crespigny  1 Feb 1920 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Archibald W H James 14 Sep 1923 Officer Commanding (Designate), MC
Flt Lt Albert F V Daly  7 Mar 1922  
Flt Lt Robert C Savery 14 Sep 1923 DFC
Flt Lt Robert A George  1 Feb 1920 MC; later AVM
Fg Off William N Cumming  1 Jun 1921  
Fg Off David S Allan  3 Mar 1921  
Fg Off James C Belford  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Thomas O Oakes  6 May 1922  
Fg Off Lawrence W Aiken 15 Oct 1923  
Fg Off Graeme F Blackburn  2 Nov 1921  
Fg Off Kenneth R Thomas 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Leslie G Nixon 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off John K Smith 21 Apr 1922  
Fg Off William G Nicholls 15 Apr 1923  
Fg Off Basil P Jones 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Cyril Gardner 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Harry E Greenberry 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Charles F H Grace 23 Feb 1923 later A/Cdre

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Cecil W Rugg  1 Apr 1923  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Charles Y Roberts  2 Jan 1923

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

May 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Airco DH9A Risalpur, India No 2 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Archibald W H James 14 Sep 1923 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Robert C Savery 14 Sep 1923 DFC
Flt Lt Robert A George  1 Feb 1920 MC; later AVM
Hon Flt Lt Alfred J Carlielle 29 Nov 1923  
Fg Off William N Cumming  1 Jun 1921  
Fg Off David S Allan  3 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Thomas O Oakes  6 May 1922  
Fg Off Lawrence W Aiken 15 Oct 1923  
Fg Off Graeme F Blackburn  2 Nov 1921  
Fg Off Kenneth R Thomas 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Leslie G Nixon 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off John K Smith 21 Apr 1922  
Fg Off William G Nicholls 15 Apr 1923  
Fg Off Basil P Jones 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Cyril Gardner 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Harry E Greenberry 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Charles F H Grace 23 Feb 1923 later A/Cdre

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Cecil W Rugg  1 Apr 1923  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Charles Y Roberts  2 Jan 1923

Source - May 1924 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: May 1924 - Jul 1925

Date Notes
29 May 1925 Squadron moved from Risalpur to Peshawar

Source - 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

January 1925

Source - January 1925 Air Force List

February 1925

Source - February 1925 Air Force List

March 1925

Source - March 1925 Air Force List

April 1925

Source - April 1925 Air Force List

May 1925

Source - May 1925 Air Force List

June 1925

Source - June 1925 Air Force List

July 1925

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Airco DH9A Peshawar, India No 2 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Tom F Hazell 27 Feb 1925 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, DFC
Flt Lt Robert C Savery 14 Sep 1923 DFC
Flt Lt Clifford W Busk  19 Jan 1925 MC, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John W Baker 21 Jan 1924 MC, later ACM
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Robert O Rigg 13 Mar 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) William H Vetch  3 Oct 1924  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) George N Carroll 23 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Basil P Jones 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Cyril Gardner 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off John J T Cocks 23 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Claude B R Pelly 12 Sep 1924 later ACM
Fg Off Cecil J Pooley  6 May 1925  
Fg Off Gerald H Rawlinson 25 Jan 1924  
Fg Off Donald L Thomson 27 Nov 1924 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Neville W F Mason 23 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Wilfred Wynter-Morgan  2 May 1925 MC; later A/Cdre

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Cecil W Rugg  1 Apr 1923  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt William J Hutchinson 18 Aug 1924 MB

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1925 - Mar 1926

Date Notes
15 Oct 1925 Squadron moved from Peshawar to Kohat

Source - 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

March 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Airco DH9A Kohat, India No 2 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Tom F Hazell 27 Feb 1925 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, DFC
Flt Lt Robert C Savery 14 Sep 1923 DFC
Flt Lt Clifford W Busk  19 Jan 1925 MC, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John W Baker 21 Jan 1924 MC, later ACM
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Robert O Rigg 13 Mar 1925 Killed in a flying accident - 12 Mar 1927
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Robert Stiven  2 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Noel S Paynter   later A/Cdre
Fg Off John J T Cocks 23 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Claude B R Pelly 12 Sep 1924 later ACM
Fg Off Cecil J Pooley  6 May 1925  
Fg Off Gerald H Rawlinson 25 Jan 1924  
Fg Off Donald L Thomson 27 Nov 1924 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Edward C de V Lart 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Neville W F Mason 23 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Frederick E R Dixon 21 Jul 1925 MC
Fg Off Wilfred Wynter-Morgan  2 May 1925 MC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Vincent W Soltau 21 Jul 1925  
Plt Off Robert W Holden  4 Jul 1925  
Plt Off Harold W Raeburn  9 Sep 1925  
Plt Off David J Lloyd  9 Sep 1925  

-

2 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Cecil W Rugg  1 Apr 1923  
Medical Branch
Fg Off James MacC Kilpatrick 18 Dec 1925 MB

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Airco DH9A Kohat, India No 2 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Tom F Hazell 27 Feb 1925 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, DFC
Flt Lt Robert C Savery 14 Sep 1923 DFC
Flt Lt Clifford W Busk  19 Jan 1925 MC, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John W Baker 21 Jan 1924 MC, later ACM
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Robert O Rigg 13 Mar 1925 Killed in a flying accident - 12 Mar 1927
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Robert Stiven  2 Oct 1925  
Fg Off John J T Cocks 23 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Claude B R Pelly 12 Sep 1924 later ACM
Fg Off Gerald H Rawlinson 25 Jan 1924  
Fg Off Francis V Beamish 15 Mar 1926  
Fg Off Donald L Thomson 27 Nov 1924 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Edward C de V Lart 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Neville W F Mason 23 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Wilfred Wynter-Morgan  2 May 1925 MC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Vincent W Soltau 21 Jul 1925  
Fg Off William T Holmes 19 Apr 1926  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Cecil W Rugg  1 Apr 1923  
Medical Branch
Fg Off James MacC Kilpatrick 18 Dec 1925 MB

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Airco DH9A Kohat, India RAF India/No 1 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Tom F Hazell 27 Feb 1925 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, DFC
Flt Lt Robert C Savery 14 Sep 1923 DFC
Flt Lt Clifford W Busk  19 Jan 1925 MC, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John W Baker 21 Jan 1924 MC, later ACM
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Robert Stiven  2 Oct 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Robert O Rigg 13 Mar 1925 Killed in a flying accident - 12 Mar 1927
Fg Off John J T Cocks 23 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Claude B R Pelly 12 Sep 1924 later ACM
Fg Off Gerald I C Peacocke 10 Mar 1926  
Fg Off Donald L Thomson 27 Nov 1924 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Edward C de V Lart 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Wilfred Wynter-Morgan  2 May 1925 MC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Vincent W Soltau 21 Jul 1925  
Fg Off William T Holmes 19 Apr 1926  
Fg Off James S Blomfield  1 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Robert C Whittle 14 Aug 1926  

-

4 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Herbert Parker  1 Oct 1926  
Fg Off Cecil W Rugg  1 Apr 1923  
Medical Branch
Fg Off James MacC Kilpatrick 18 Dec 1925 MB

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Airco DH9A Kohat, India RAF India/No 1 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Tom F Hazell 27 Feb 1925 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, DFC
Flt Lt Robert C Savery 14 Sep 1923 DFC
Flt Lt Clifford W Busk  19 Jan 1925 MC, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John W Baker 21 Jan 1924 MC, later ACM
Fg Off John J T Cocks 23 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Claude B R Pelly 12 Sep 1924 later ACM
Fg Off Donald L Thomson 27 Nov 1924 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Edward C de V Lart 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off John H Powle  7 Apr 1927  
Fg Off Wilfred Wynter-Morgan  2 May 1925 MC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Vincent W Soltau 21 Jul 1925  
Fg Off William T Holmes 19 Apr 1926  
Fg Off Reginald H Holmes  7 Dec 1926 Signals duties
Fg Off John H Barringer 24 Jan 1927  
Fg Off James S Blomfield  1 Jun 1926  
Fg Off Harold R Bardon 29 Apr 1927 Armament duties
Fg Off John A Hawkings 10 Apr 1927 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Robert C Whittle 14 Aug 1926  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Herbert Parker  1 Oct 1926  
Medical Branch
Fg Off James MacC Kilpatrick 18 Dec 1925 MB

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Airco DH9A Kohat, India RAF India/No 1 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Roger H Neville  2 Sep 1927 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Clifford W Busk  19 Jan 1925 MC, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Stanley J Smeatham  1 Apr 1928 Photographic duties
Fg Off Claude B R Pelly 12 Sep 1924 later ACM
Fg Off Donald L Thomson 27 Nov 1924 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Edward C de V Lart 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Wilfred Wynter-Morgan  2 May 1925 MC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Vincent W Soltau 21 Jul 1925  
Fg Off Adrian H W J Cocks 28 Feb 1928 Signals duties
Fg Off John H Barringer 24 Jan 1927  
Fg Off Harold R Bardon 29 Apr 1927 Armament duties
Fg Off John A Hawkings 10 Apr 1927 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Robert C Whittle 14 Aug 1926  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Herbert Parker  1 Oct 1926  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Gerard J Hanly  4 Nov 1927 MB

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Airco DH9A Kohat, India RAF India/No 1 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Roger H Neville  2 Sep 1927 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Clifford W Busk  19 Jan 1925 MC, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Stanley J Smeatham  1 Apr 1928 Photographic duties
Fg Off Claude B R Pelly 12 Sep 1924 later ACM
Fg Off Donald L Thomson 27 Nov 1924 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Edward C de V Lart 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Vincent W Soltau 21 Jul 1925  
Fg Off Adrian H W J Cocks 28 Feb 1928 Signals duties
Fg Off John H Barringer 24 Jan 1927  
Fg Off Robert C Whittle 14 Aug 1926  
Fg Off Herbert G Wisher 23 Jun 1928  
Plt Off Gilbert M G S Jenkins 28 Jun 1928  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Herbert Parker  1 Oct 1926  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Gerard J Hanly  4 Nov 1927 MB

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Airco DH9A Kohat, India RAF India/No 1 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Roger H Neville  2 Sep 1927 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt James McBain 16 Oct 1928 DFC
Flt Lt Stanley J Smeatham  1 Apr 1928 Photographic duties
Flt Lt Claude B R Pelly 12 Sep 1924 later ACM
Flt Lt Edward C de V Lart 18 Nov 1925
Fg Off Adrian H W J Cocks 28 Feb 1928 Signals duties
Fg Off John H Barringer 24 Jan 1927  
Fg Off Thomas E Worsley  1 Nov 1928 Photographic duties
Fg Off Herbert G Wisher 23 Jun 1928  
Fg Off

Herbert D Spreckley

20 Oct 1928 Armament duties; later AM
Fg Off Gilbert M G S Jenkins 28 Jun 1928  
Fg Off Frederick W Murison  1 Aug 1928  
Plt Off George K Horner  1 Aug 1928 later A/Cdre

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Date Notes
xx Mar 1930

Squadron re-equipped with Westland Wapitis

Wapiti IIA of No 60 Squadron

Source - 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Kohat, India RAF India/No 1 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Roger H Neville  2 Sep 1927 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt James McBain 16 Oct 1928 DFC
Flt Lt Edward C de V Lart 18 Nov 1925
Fg Off Thomas E Worsley  1 Nov 1928 Photographic duties
Fg Off

Herbert D Spreckley

20 Oct 1928 Armament duties; later AM
Fg Off Gilbert M G S Jenkins 28 Jun 1929  
Fg Off Frederick W Murison  1 Aug 1928  
Fg Off Ernest N V Everett  1 Jan 1930  
Fg Off Alfred Haywood  1 Jan 1930  
Fg Off Arnold Wall 21 Jan 1930  
Plt Off John G W Weston 21 Jan 1930 Signals duties; later AVM
Plt Off Herbert M B Collins  9 Apr 1930  

-

4 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

August 1930

Source - August 1930 Air Force List

September 1930

Source - September 1930 Air Force List

October 1930

Source - October 1930 Air Force List

November 1930

Source - November 1930 Air Force List

December 1930

Source - December 1930 Air Force List

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Kohat, India RAF India/No 1 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Roger H Neville  2 Sep 1927 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt James McBain 16 Oct 1928 DFC
Flt Lt Gerald M Bryer 10 Jan 1931 OBE, AFC
Flt Lt Charles F le Poer Trench  7 Oct 1930
Fg Off Rodney F Part  7 Oct 1930 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Frederick W Murison  1 Aug 1928  
Fg Off George K Horner  9 Dec 1930 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Ernest N V Everett  1 Jan 1930  
Fg Off Alfred Haywood  1 Jan 1930  
Fg Off Arnold Wall 21 Jan 1930 Armament duties
Fg Off John G W Weston 21 Jan 1930 Signals duties; later AVM
Fg Off Herbert M B Collins  9 Apr 1930  
Fg Off John A Nicholson 28 Apr 1931  

-

7 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Kohat, India RAF India/No 1 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Kenneth M St C G Leask

12 Feb 1932 Officer Commanding, MC, later AVM
Flt Lt Cecil H Harrison 24 Jan 1932
Flt Lt Edmund A C Britton 25 Sep 1931 DFC
Flt Lt Geoffrey C Stemp 16 Oct 1931
Flt Lt Rodney F Part  7 Oct 1930 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt Thomas H Downes 29 Oct 1931 Armament duties
Fg Off Ernest N V Everett  1 Jan 1930  
Fg Off Alfred Haywood  1 Jan 1930  
Fg Off Herbert M B Collins  9 Apr 1930  
Fg Off Maurice E Pickford  1 Mar 1932
Fg Off John A Nicholson 28 Apr 1931  
Plt Off

Maurice W S Robinson

 4 Apr 1932 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Derek Addenbrooke 15 Mar 1932  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Kohat, India RAF India/No 1 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur D Pryor

 8 Jan 1933 Officer Commanding, later AVM
Flt Lt Cecil H Harrison 24 Jan 1932
Flt Lt Edmund A C Britton 25 Sep 1931 DFC
Flt Lt Geoffrey C Stemp 16 Oct 1931
Fg Off Herbert M B Collins  9 Apr 1930  
Fg Off

Maurice W S Robinson

 4 Apr 1932 later A/Cdre
Fg Off William G A Coulson 11 Oct 1932  
Fg Off

Peter H Hamley

 7 Feb 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Derek Addenbrooke 15 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Richard H Younghusband 10 Dec 1932
Fg Off Anthony D Isemonger  2 Nov 1932  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Kohat, India RAF India/No 1 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Arthur D Pryor

 8 Jan 1933 Officer Commanding, later AVM
Flt Lt Cecil H Harrison 24 Jan 1932
Flt Lt Edmund A C Britton 25 Sep 1931 DFC
Flt Lt Geoffrey C Stemp 16 Oct 1931
Fg Off Raymond W P Collings 17 Mar 1933  
Fg Off Ralph B Abraham  1 Apr 1933  
Fg Off

Maurice W S Robinson

 4 Apr 1932 later A/Cdre
Fg Off William G A Coulson 11 Oct 1932  
Fg Off

Peter H Hamley

 7 Feb 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Derek Addenbrooke 15 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Richard H Younghusband 10 Dec 1932
Fg Off Anthony D Isemonger  2 Nov 1932  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Kohat, India RAF India/No 1 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Reginald T B Houghton 25 Nov 1933 Officer Commanding, AFC
Flt Lt

North Carter

 8 Mar 1934 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Atholl E Paish 15 Feb 1934
Flt Lt Geoffrey C Stemp 16 Oct 1931
Fg Off William G A Coulson 11 Oct 1932  
Fg Off

Peter H Hamley

 7 Feb 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off

Norman C S Rutter

 1 Apr 1934 later AVM
Fg Off Richard H Younghusband 10 Dec 1932
Fg Off Anthony D Isemonger  2 Nov 1932  
Fg Off William H Mitchell 24 Oct 1933  
Fg Off

David J P Lee

13 Nov 1933 later ACM
Plt Off Igor W Braye 18 Oct 1933  
Plt Off Herbert M T Eversfield 15 Feb 1934  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Kohat, India RAF India/No 1 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Reginald T B Houghton 25 Nov 1933 Officer Commanding, AFC
Flt Lt

North Carter

 8 Mar 1934 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Atholl E Paish 15 Feb 1934
Flt Lt Maurice J Adam  5 Jan 1935
Fg Off Joseph Y Humphreys  4 Aug 1934  
Fg Off William G A Coulson 11 Oct 1932  
Fg Off Anthony D Isemonger  2 Nov 1932  
Fg Off William H Mitchell 24 Oct 1933  
Fg Off Edward B C Davies 17 Apr 1935
Plt Off Igor W Braye 18 Oct 1933  
Plt Off Herbert M T Eversfield 15 Feb 1934  
Plt Off Alfred O D Cox 30 Mar 1935
Plt Off James B P Thomas 14 Mar 1935  
Warrant Officer
WO Edward W Walker  7 Jun 1934  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Alfred O D Cox  8 Feb 1936 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt Atholl E Paish  2 Apr 1936 Posted to Aircraft Depot, Karachi
Plt Off J R Maling  6 Apr 1936 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 14 Mar 1936
Plt Off F L Newall  6 Apr 1936 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 14 Mar 1936
Fg Off Anthony D Isemonger 16 Apr 1936 Posted to Aircraft Depot, Karachi
Fg Off Edward B C Davies 18 Apr 1936 Posted to Home Establishment
Flt Lt J V Yonge 19 Apr 1936 Arrived on posting from Aircraft Depot and assumed command of 'B' Flight, wef 17 Apr 1936
Plt Off F R Foster 20 Apr 1936 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 18 Mar 1936
Plt Off W R Selkirk 20 Apr 1936 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 18 Mar 1936
Sqn Ldr Reginald T B Houghton 14 May 1936 Relinquished command of No 60 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

James Silvester

14 May 1936 Assumed command of No 60 Sqn

Source - No 60 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/562)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Date Notes
 7 Feb 1936 Squadron departed from Kohat on long distance flight to Singapore, reaching Delhi
 8 Feb 1936 Squadron departed Delhi for Dum Dum (Calcutta), with 'A' Flight reaching Cawnpore, 'C' Flight returning to Delhi, and 'B' Flight reaching Dum Dum
 9 Feb 1936 'A' and 'C' Flights reached Dum Dum via Gaya
10 Feb 1936 Squadron reached Rangoon via Akyab
11 Feb 1936 Squadron reached Mergui
12 Feb 1936 Squadron reached Penang
13 Feb 1936 Squadron reached RAF Seletar, Singapore
27 Feb 1936 Squadron departed RAF Seletar, Singapore for the return to Kohat
29 Feb 1936 Squadron arrived at Rangoon
 2 Mar 1936 Squadron departed Rangoon
 5 Mar 1936 Squadron arrived at Kohat

Source - No 60 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/562)

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Kohat, India RAF India/No 1 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

James Silvester

20 Apr 1936 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Leslie W Cannon

 8 Nov 1935 later AVM
Flt Lt J V Yonge 17 Apr 1936
Flt Lt H G Wheeler  6 Mar 1936
Fg Off Joseph Y Humphreys  4 Aug 1934  
Fg Off William H Forbes Mitchell 24 Oct 1933  
Fg Off Igor W Braye 18 Oct 1933  
Fg Off Herbert M T Eversfield 15 Feb 1934  
Fg Off James B P Thomas 14 Mar 1935
Plt Off J R Maling 14 Mar 1936  
Plt Off F L Newall 14 Mar 1936  
Plt Off F R Foster 18 Mar 1936
Plt Off W R Selkirk 18 Mar 1936  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

August 1936

Source - August 1936 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Joseph Y Humphreys  2 Jul 1936 Invalided to the UK following a prolonged illness
Plt Off J R Maling  8 Oct 1936 Posted to the Aircraft Depot, Karachi
Plt Off A E Saunders 15 Oct 1936 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment
Plt Off A J Young 15 Oct 1936 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment
Plt Off A B Olney 15 Oct 1936 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment
Sqn Ldr

James Silvester

20 Oct 1936 Relinquished command of No 60 Sqn
Sqn Ldr R H Carter 20 Oct 1936 Assumed command of No 60 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

James Silvester

23 Oct 1936 Embarked for the UK
Fg Off William H Forbes Mitchell 23 Oct 1936 Embarked for the UK
Fg Off Herbert M T Eversfield  8 Nov 1936 Posted to Aircraft Park, Lahore
Flt Lt J V Yonge 14 Nov 1936 Posted to Home Establishment
Flt Lt H G Wheeler 28 Nov 1936 Posted to Home Establishment
Flt Lt P S Blockey  1 Dec 1936 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Sqn Ldr P S Blockey 18 Feb 1937 Posted to Home Establishment
Flt Lt

Sydney R Ubee

12 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 11 Feb 1937 to command 'B' Flight
Fg Off E L A Walter  1 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from Risalpur and assumed command of 'C' Flight
Plt Off J F Grey  3 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 11 Mar 1937
Plt Off J H Giles  3 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 11 Mar 1937
Plt Off R B Smith  3 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 11 Mar 1937
Plt Off C R B Wigfall  3 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 11 Mar 1937
Plt Off A J Young  9 Apr 1937 Assumed command of Training Flight
Fg Off James B P Thomas 17 Apr 1937 Posted to Home Establishment
Fg Off E L A Walter  2 May 1937 Promoted to Flt Lt
Fg Off Igor W Braye 18 Jun 1937 Promoted to Flt Lt
Plt Off A E Saunders 18 Jun 1937 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off F L Newall 18 Jun 1937 Promoted to Fg Off

Source - No 60 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/562)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Date Notes
22 Nov 1936 Squadron proceeded to Karachi for first Armament Training Camp established in India
12 Dec 1936 Squadron returned from Karachi on completion of Armament Training Camp
 9 Apr 1937 Training Flight formed

Source - No 60 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/562)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Kohat, India RAF India/No 1 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R H Carter 16 Oct 1936 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

Sydney R Ubee

11 Feb 1937 later AVM
Flt Lt E L A Walter  1 Apr 1937
Flt Lt Igor W Braye 18 Oct 1933
Fg Off F L Newall 14 Mar 1936  
Fg Off A E Saunders 15 Oct 1936  
Plt Off A J Young 15 Oct 1936  
Plt Off A B Olney 15 Oct 1936  
Plt Off F R Foster 18 Mar 1936
Plt Off W R Selkirk 18 Mar 1936  
Plt Off J F Grey 11 Mar 1937
Plt Off J H Giles 11 Mar 1937 later A/Cdre
Plt Off R B Smith 11 Mar 1937  
Plt Off C R B Wigfall 11 Mar 1937  
Warrant Officers
WO W S Bow  3 Dec 1936  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off F R Foster 31 Jul 1937 Promoted to Fg Off
Flt Lt

Sydney R Ubee

 1 Oct 1937 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Sqn Ldr John H T Simpson  8 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting from Aircraft Depot, Karachi
Sqn Ldr R H Carter 20 Oct 1937 Relinquished command of No 60 Sqn on posting to HQ RAF India
Sqn Ldr John H T Simpson 20 Oct 1937 Assumed command of No 60 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Sydney R Ubee

22 Oct 1937 Posted to Bomber Transport Flight, Lahore
Sqn Ldr John H T Simpson 15 Apr 1938 Relinquished command of No 60 Sqn on posting to Home Establishment
Sqn Ldr C B Hughes 15 Apr 1938 Arrived on posting from Risalpur and assumed command of No 60 Sqn
Flt Lt E L A Walter 17 Apr 1938 Posted to Home Establishment

Source - No 60 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/562)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
17 Nov 1936 Rail Party proceeded to Karachi for Armament Training Camp
19 Nov 1936 Rail Party arrived at Karachi for Armament Training Camp
19 Nov 1936 Air Party proceeded to Karachi for Armament Training Camp
 8 Dec 1937 Air Party returned from Karachi on completion of Armament Training Camp
 8 Dec 1937 Rail Party departed Karachi on completion of Armament Training Camp
11 Dec 1937 Rail Party arrived at Kohat
11 Jan 1938 Squadron departed Kohat for Singapore
15 Jan 1938 Squadron arrived RAF Seletar, Singapore
 1 Feb 1938 Squadron moved from RAF Seletar to RAF Tengah
18 Feb 1938 8 x aircraft departed RAF Tengah for Kohat
24 Feb 1938 6 x aircraft arrived at Kohat
28 Feb 1938 2 x aircraft arrived at Kohat
 2 Mar 1938 4 x aircraft departed RAF Tengah for Kohat
 8 Mar 1938 4 x aircraft arrived at Kohat
29 Mar 1938 The Squadron Badge which had been authorised by HM King George VI was presented by the AOC
No 60 Squadron badge
17 Apr 1938 One Flight detached to Miranshah for operations
13 May 1938 Detached Flight returned to Kohat
23 May 1938 Detachment proceeded to Miranshah for operations and continued to be rotated by the Flights

Source - No 60 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/562)

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 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Kohat, India RAF India/No 1 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr C B Hughes 19 Apr 1938 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Igor W Braye 18 Oct 1933
Fg Off F L Newall 14 Mar 1936  
Fg Off A E Saunders 15 Oct 1936  
Fg Off F R Foster 18 Mar 1936
Fg Off W R Selkirk 18 Mar 1936  
Plt Off J F Grey 11 Mar 1937
Plt Off J H Giles 11 Mar 1937 later A/Cdre
Plt Off R B Smith 11 Mar 1937  
Plt Off C R B Wigfall 11 Mar 1937  
Plt Off N E R Wilkes 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J A B Dobson 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off G  W Goodwin  5 Apr 1938  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off G  W Goodwin 12 Sep 1938 Attached to Armament Training Camp, Karachi
Plt Off J A B Dobson 16 Sep 1938 Attached to RAF Hill Depot for Navigation Course
Fg Off W R Selkirk 13 Oct 1938 Posted to No 27 Sqn
Plt Off R B Smith 13 Oct 1938 Attached to No 27 Sqn for duty with Coastal Defence Training Flight, Madras
Act Flt Lt F L Newall xx Nov 1938 Posted to Home Establishment
Plt Off G  W Goodwin xx Nov 1938 Posted to Home Establishment
Fg Off J H Giles xx Nov 1938 Posted to Communications Flight, Delhi
Fg Off R H S King xx Nov 1938 Arrived on posting from Communications Flight, Delhi

Source - No 60 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/562)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
24 Oct 1938 Detachment returned to Kohat from Miranshah

Source - No 60 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/562)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Kohat, India RAF India/No 1 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr C B Hughes 19 Apr 1938 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Igor W Braye 18 Oct 1933
Act Flt Lt A E Saunders 15 Oct 1936  
Fg Off F R Foster 18 Mar 1936
Fg Off J F Grey 11 Mar 1937
Fg Off J H Giles 11 Mar 1937 later A/Cdre
Fg Off R B Smith 11 Mar 1937  
Fg Off C R B Wigfall 11 Mar 1937  
Plt Off N E R Wilkes 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J A B Dobson 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off G  W Goodwin  5 Apr 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
xx Jan 1939 Some personnel attached to Ambala for instruction on Blenheim aircraft
25 Feb 1939 Road Party departed Kohat for Ambala
27 Feb 1939 Road Party arrived at Ambala
27 Feb 1939 Rail Party departed Kohat
28 Feb 1939 Rail Party at at Ambala
 2 Mar 1939 Air Party, departed Kohat for Ambala
xx Mar 1939 Training continued throughout the month on the Bristol Blenheim I
Bristol Blenheim I of No 60 Squadron (coded AD) pre 1939

Source - No 60 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/562)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti

Bristol Blenheim I

Ambala, India RAF India/No 1 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr C B Hughes 19 Apr 1938 Officer Commanding
Act Flt Lt F R Foster 18 Mar 1936
Act Flt Lt A E Saunders 15 Oct 1936  
Fg Off R H S King 28 Nov 1938
Fg Off J F Grey 11 Mar 1937
Fg Off R B Smith 11 Mar 1937  
Fg Off C R B Wigfall 11 Mar 1937  
Plt Off N E R Wilkes 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J A B Dobson 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off R B Chassels 30 Dec 1938  
APO B F C Houston 30 Dec 1938  
APO D G Hunter 30 Dec 1938  
APO J G Mann 30 Dec 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO H G Blake 16 Jan 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti

Bristol Blenheim I

Ambala, India RAF India/No 1 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr C B Hughes 19 Apr 1938 Officer Commanding
Act Flt Lt F R Foster 18 Mar 1936
Act Flt Lt A E Saunders 15 Oct 1936  
Act Flt Lt R H S King 28 Nov 1938
Fg Off J F Grey 11 Mar 1937
Fg Off R B Smith 11 Mar 1937  
Fg Off C R B Wigfall 11 Mar 1937  
Plt Off N E R Wilkes 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J A B Dobson 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off R B Chassels 30 Dec 1938  
Plt Off B F C Houston 30 Dec 1938  
Plt Off D G Hunter 30 Dec 1938  
APO J G Mann 30 Dec 1938  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt E S Sidey  1 Mar 1939 MB, ChB
Warrant Officer
WO H G Blake 16 Jan 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Mar - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr C B Hughes  7 Mar 1939 Relinquished command of No 60 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Sydney R Ubee

 7 Mar 1939 Assumed command of No 60 Sqn
APO F N Barber 17 Mar 1939 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment
Sqn Ldr C B Hughes xx Mar 1939 Posted to Home Establishment
Act Flt Lt F R Foster xx Mar 1939 Posted to Home Establishment
Flt Lt C L Y Wright xx Apr 1939 Command Navigation Officer, attached for Navigational instruction duties
Plt Off W D W Bird 15 Apr 1939 Arrived on posting from No No 5 Sqn for Gas duties
Sqn Ldr

Sydney R Ubee

 6 Aug 1939 Admitted to Walker Hospital, Simla
Sqn Ldr A F McKenna 16 Aug 1939 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 60 Sqn
Flt Lt A E Saunders xx Aug 1939 Posted to No 5 Sqn
Flt Lt F A Holmes xx Aug 1939 Arrived on posting from No 5 Sqn
Plt Off J W Appleton  9 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from Aircraft Depot for duty with 'Y' Flight
Sqn Ldr

Sydney R Ubee

19 Sep 1939 Resumed command of No 60 Sqn
Sqn Ldr A F McKenna 19 Sep 1939 Relinquished command of No 60 Sqn but assumed command of Training Flight
Fg Off C R B Wigfall 29 Oct 1939 Ceased to be attached to 'Y' Flight
Fg Off R B Chassels 29 Oct 1939 Attached to 'Y' Flight
Plt Off F N Barber 29 Oct 1939 Attached to 'Z' Flight
Plt Off J N Kentish xx Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off I O O'Neill xx Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr A F McKenna  4 Dec 1939 Posted to AHQ India

Source - No 60 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/562)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1939

Date Notes
27 Jun 1939 1st Phase of re-equipment completed with 4 x Blenheim IE on strength
xx Jun 1939 A Training Flight was formed with the 4 x IE Blenheims
28 Aug 1939 Detachment of two aircraft ('Z' Flight) sent to Dum Dum, Calcutta for Coast Defence duties
 3 Sep 1939 Further detachment of two aircraft ('Y' Flight) sent to St Thomas Mount, Madras for Coast Defence duties
24 Oct 1939 Detachment of two aircraft ('V' Flight) sent to Juhu, Bombay for Coast Defence duties
 9 Nov 1939 Detachment of two aircraft ('H' Flight) sent to Drigh Road, Karachi for Coast Defence duties
12 Dec 1939 Detachment of two Blenheims ('W' Flight) sent to Drigh Road, Karachi for Coast Defence duties
12 Dec 1939 'H' Flight probably returned to Ambala

Source - No 60 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/562)

Nominal Roll of Officer - 31 Dec 1939

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Sydney R Ubee

Officer Commanding
Flt Lt C D P Franklin
Flt Lt F A Holmes  
Act Flt Lt R B Smith  
Act Flt Lt J F Grey
Fg Off C R B Wigfall  
Plt Off J A B Dobson  
Fg Off W D W Bird
Fg Off J N Kentish  
Fg Off I O O'Neill  
Plt Off R B Chassels  
Plt Off J G Mann  
Plt Off J W Appleton  
Plt Off B F C Houston  
Plt Off F N Barber  

Source - No 60 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/562)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
It is doubtful whether an ORB for the period Jan 1940 - Jan 1941 was kept
19 Sep 1940 Squadron moved from Ambala to Lahore with detachments at Peshawar and Jiwani

Source - 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

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