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No 84 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1936

Date Notes
xx May 1920 Re-formation commenced at Baghdad West
13 Aug 1920

Squadron officially reformed at Baghdad West, equipped with DH9As

DH 9A of No 84 Squadron

Source - No 84 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/694)

July 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Forming at Baghdad West, Mesopotamia Mesopotamian Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Bertrand L Huskisson A  2 May 1920 Officer Commanding, DSC, DSM
Flt Lt Henry K Thorold A  2 May 1920 DSC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Walter S Magrath A  2 May 1920  
Fg Off Harry N C Robinson A  2 May 1920 MC
Fg Off Cedric E V Porter A 14 May 1920 later AVM
Fg Off Henry C E Bockett-Pugh A & S 17 May 1920 DFC, killed in action - 22 Sep 1920 (Fg Off Ian McDonald also killed)
Fg Off Hugh W L Saunders A  2 May 1920 MC, DFC, MM; later ACM
Fg Off Gilbert Martyn A  2 May 1920  
Fg Off George W C Ravenhill A  2 May 1920  
Fg Off John B Stockbridge A & S  2 May 1920  

Source - July 1920 Air Force List

August 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Forming at Baghdad West, Mesopotamia Mesopotamian Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Bertrand L Huskisson A  2 May 1920 Officer Commanding, DSC, DSM
Flt Lt Henry K Thorold A  2 May 1920 DSC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Walter S Magrath A  2 May 1920  
Fg Off Harry N C Robinson A  2 May 1920 MC
Fg Off Cedric E V Porter A 14 May 1920 later AVM
Fg Off Henry C E Bockett-Pugh A & S 17 May 1920 DFC, killed in action - 22 Sep 1920 (Fg Off Ian McDonald also killed)
Fg Off Anthony L Paxton A  2 Aug 1920 later AVM
Fg Off Hugh W L Saunders A  2 May 1920 MC, DFC, MM; later ACM
Fg Off Gilbert Martyn A  2 May 1920  
Fg Off George W C Ravenhill A  2 May 1920  
Fg Off John B Stockbridge A & S  2 May 1920  
Fg Off Henry J Armitage A  29 May 1920

Source - August 1920 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: May 1920 - Jul 1921

Date Notes
20 Dec 1920 Sqn HQ and 'B' Flight moved from Baghdad West to RAF Shaibah
20 Dec 1920 'A' Flight moved from Baghdad West to Nasiriyah
14 Dec 1920 'A' Flight moved from Nasiroyah to RAF Shaibah

Source - No 84 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/694)

April 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Shaibah, Iraq Mesopotamian Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Bertrand L Huskisson A  2 May 1920 Officer Commanding, DSC, DSM
Sqn Ldr Franks L Robinson A 26 Jul 1920 DSO, MC
Flt Lt Henry K Thorold A  2 May 1920 DSC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Walter S Magrath A  2 May 1920  
Flt Lt Hugh W L Saunders A  2 May 1920 MC, DFC, MM; later ACM
Fg Off Harry N C Robinson A  2 May 1920 MC
Fg Off Cedric E V Porter A 14 May 1920 later AVM
Fg Off George C Gardiner A 30 Jul 1920 DFC
Fg Off Christopher T Walkington A  6 Aug 1920  
Fg Off Anthony L Paxton A  2 Aug 1920 later AVM
Fg Off Joseph H Hargroves A 11 Dec 1920
Fg Off Frederick R Wynne A 11 Dec 1920  
Fg Off George W C Ravenhill A  2 May 1920  
Fg Off John B Stockbridge A & S  2 May 1920  
Fg Off Bert E Herbert A & S  2 May 1920  
Fg Off Henry J Armitage A 29 May 1920
Plt Off Cyril Brewe T  7 Sep 1920 Died - 22 Jun 1921*
Stores Officers
Fg Off Hector G McKechnie Stores  4 Sep 1920  

Source - April 1921 Air Force List

July 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Shaibah, Iraq Mesopotamian Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Bertrand L Huskisson A  2 May 1920 Officer Commanding, DSC, DSM
Flt Lt Henry K Thorold A  2 May 1920 DSC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Walter S Magrath A  2 May 1920  
Flt Lt Hugh W L Saunders A  2 May 1920 MC, DFC, MM; later ACM
Fg Off Harry N C Robinson A  2 May 1920 MC
Fg Off Cedric E V Porter A 14 May 1920 later AVM
Fg Off George C Gardiner A 30 Jul 1920 DFC
Fg Off Christopher T Walkington A  6 Aug 1920  
Fg Off Anthony L Paxton A  2 Aug 1920 later AVM
Fg Off Joseph H Hargroves A 11 Dec 1920
Fg Off Francis J Fogarty A 12 Nov 1920 later ACM
Fg Off Frederick R Wynne A 11 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Maitland Hyslop A 12 Nov 1920 Killed - 30 Sep 1921
Fg Off George W C Ravenhill A  2 May 1920  
Fg Off John B Stockbridge A & S  2 May 1920  
Fg Off Bert E Herbert A & S  2 May 1920  
Fg Off Albert J H Taylor A  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Henry J Armitage A 29 May 1920
Plt Off Cyril Brewe T  7 Sep 1920 Died - 22 Jun 1921*
Stores Officers
Fg Off Wilfred A Glasper Stores  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Hector G McKechnie Stores  4 Sep 1920  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Frederick J Murphy Med 19 Aug 1920 MB

*His death obviously had not been advised prior to the publication of this edition of the AFL.

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
De Havilland DH9A Shaibah, Iraq RAF Iraq

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Bertrand L Huskisson  2 May 1920 Officer Commanding, DSC, DSM
Flt Lt Henry K Thorold  2 May 1920 DSC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Hugh W L Saunders  2 May 1920 MC, DFC, MM; later ACM
Flt Lt Cedric E V Porter 14 May 1920 later AVM
Fg Off Francis J W Mellersh  7 Mar 1922 AFC; later AVM
Fg Off Gilbert H Elliott  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Anthony L Paxton  2 Aug 1920 later AVM
Fg Off Joseph H Hargroves 11 Dec 1920
Fg Off Francis J Fogarty 12 Nov 1920 later ACM
Fg Off Frederick R Wynne 11 Dec 1920  
Fg Off William J Millen 20 Sep 1921
Fg Off John S Harrison  1 Apr 1922  
Fg Off Leonard E Dowse  7 Mar 1922
Fg Off Frederick R Eason  8 May 1921  
Fg Off Henry J Armitage  2 Aug 1920
Fg Off Albert J Redman 23 Sep 1920 DFC
Fg Off George Thornton-Norris  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Reginald W Hill  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Henry W Hewson 20 Sep 1921  
Fg Off Gordon L Mollot-O'Neill 19 Jan 1922  
Fg Off Charles E Kelly  4 Feb 1922  
Stores Officers
Fg Off Wilfred A Glasper  8 Mar 1921  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Phillip A Hall 24 Nov 1921 MB, BA

Source - July 1922 Air Force List

May 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Shaibah, Iraq RAF Iraq

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Vernon S Brown  6 May 1923 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Geoffrey H Cook 23 Feb 1923 MC
Flt Lt

Roy W Chappell

20 Feb 1923 MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Horace E P Wigglesworth 23 Feb 1923 DSC, later AM
Flt Lt Hugh W L Saunders  2 May 1920 MC, DFC, MM; later ACM
Flt Lt Norman H Jenkins 14 Sep 1922 DFC, DSM
Fg Off Francis J W Mellersh  7 Mar 1922 AFC; later AVM
Fg Off Gilbert H Elliott  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Francis J Fogarty 12 Nov 1920 later ACM
Fg Off William J Millen 20 Sep 1921
Fg Off John S Harrison  1 Apr 1922  
Fg Off James V Reeve  1 Apr 1922  
Fg Off Leonard E Dowse  7 Mar 1922
Fg Off George Thornton-Norris  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Reginald W Hill  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Henry W Hewson 20 Sep 1921  
Fg Off Charles E Kelly  4 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Francis F Inglis 13 Dec 1922 later AVM
Fg Off John de la P B Preston 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Henry A Anson 23 Feb 1923  
Plt Off Robert H Windsor 23 Feb 1923
Stores Branch
Fg Off Wilfred A Glasper  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Valentine B Ranford  5 Feb 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Alick J Moore 18 Jul 1922 Accountant
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Thomas J Thomas 28 Jan 1923 MB

Source - May 1923 Air Force List

July 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Shaibah, Iraq RAF Iraq

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Vernon S Brown  6 May 1923 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Roy W Chappell

 20 Feb 1923 MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Horace E P Wigglesworth 23 Feb 1923 DSC, later AM
Flt Lt Hugh W L Saunders  2 May 1920 MC, DFC, MM; later ACM
Flt Lt Norman H Jenkins 14 Sep 1922 DFC, DSM
Fg Off Francis J W Mellersh  7 Mar 1922 AFC; later AVM
Fg Off Gilbert H Elliott  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Francis J Fogarty 12 Nov 1920 later ACM
Fg Off William J Millen 20 Sep 1921
Fg Off John S Harrison  1 Apr 1922  
Fg Off James V Reeve  1 Apr 1922  
Fg Off Leonard E Dowse  7 Mar 1922
Fg Off George Thornton-Norris  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Reginald W Hill  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Henry W Hewson 20 Sep 1921  
Fg Off Charles E Kelly  4 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Francis F Inglis 13 Dec 1922 later AVM
Fg Off John de la P B Preston 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Robert H Windsor 23 Feb 1923  
Plt Off Robert C Harrison 2 Feb 1923 Killed in a flying accident - 4 Jan 1924
Stores Branch
Fg Off Wilfred A Glasper  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Valentine B Ranford  5 Feb 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Alfred C Pritchard 21 Mar 1923 Accountant

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

January 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Shaibah, Iraq RAF Iraq

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Vernon S Brown  6 May 1923 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Edward D Atkinson 14 Sep 1923 DFC, AFC
Flt Lt Horace E P Wigglesworth 23 Feb 1923 DSC, later AM
Flt Lt Hugh W L Saunders  2 May 1920 MC, DFC, MM; later ACM
Flt Lt Norman H Jenkins 14 Sep 1922 DFC, DSM
Fg Off Francis J W Mellersh  7 Mar 1922 AFC; later AVM
Fg Off Gilbert H Elliott  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Leonard E Dowse  7 Mar 1922
Fg Off Thomas H Moon 25 Sep 1923  
Fg Off George Thornton-Norris  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Reginald W Hill  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Henry W Hewson 20 Sep 1921  
Fg Off Charles E Kelly  4 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Francis F Inglis 13 Dec 1922 later AVM
Fg Off John de la P B Preston 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Robert H Windsor 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Robert C Harrison 2 Feb 1923 Killed in a flying accident - 4 Jan 1924
Fg Off John  R Brown 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Ernest V S Lacey 14 Sep 1923  
Plt Off John H G Franklin 14 Sep 1923
Stores Branch
Fg Off Wilfred A Glasper  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Valentine B Ranford  5 Feb 1923 later A/Cdre
Accountant
Fg Off Alfred C Pritchard 21 Mar 1923  

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

From 5 March to 21 April 1924 it was based at Djaliba.

May 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Shaibah, Iraq RAF Iraq

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward D Atkinson 14 Sep 1923 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC (from 18 Feb 1924)
Flt Lt Horace E P Wigglesworth 23 Feb 1923 DSC, later AM
Flt Lt Hugh W L Saunders  2 May 1920 MC, DFC, MM; later ACM
Flt Lt Norman H Jenkins 14 Sep 1922 DFC, DSM
Fg Off Herbert V Rowley 19 Jan 1924 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Gilbert H Elliott  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Thomas H Moon 25 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Albert E Groom 23 Nov 1923 DSM
Fg Off George Thornton-Norris  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Reginald W Hill  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Charles E Kelly  4 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Francis F Inglis 13 Dec 1922 later AVM
Fg Off John de la P B Preston 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Robert H Windsor 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Howell V David  4 Mar 1924  
Fg Off John  R Brown 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Ernest V S Lacey 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Robert Duncanson 29 Feb 1924
Fg Off John H G Franklin 14 Sep 1923
Stores Branch
Fg Off Valentine B Ranford  5 Feb 1923 later A/Cdre
Accountant
Fg Off Alfred C Pritchard 21 Mar 1923  

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

July 1925

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr David E Stodart 18 Sep 1924 Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC
Flt Lt

Cyril J Truran

13 Mar 1925 AFC
Flt Lt Horace E P Wigglesworth 23 Feb 1923 DSC, later AM
Flt Lt Norman H Jenkins 14 Sep 1922 DFC, DSM
Fg Off Albert E Groom 23 Nov 1923  
Fg Off Sydney A Lane  20 May 1925  
Fg Off Ernest V S Lacey 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Gordon C Shepherd 18 Sep 1924
Fg Off Robert Duncanson 29 Feb 1924  
Fg Off Ernest N E Waldron 23 Sep 1924  
Fg Off

Walter L Dawson

27 Nov 1924 later ACM
Fg Off Cecil S Riccard 27 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Bryan H Shaw 28 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Ronald H Carter 27 Nov 1924  
Fg Off James E Tomes 18 Sep 1924 Killed in a flying accident - 15 Apr 1926
Plt Off John J FitzGerald  5 Feb 1925 Killed in a flying accident - 12 Aug 1925

-

35 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Wilfred T Lewis  2 Apr 1925  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Alfred C Pritchard 21 Mar 1923  

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

March 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr David E Stodart 18 Sep 1924 Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC
Flt Lt Robert H Hanmer  2 Oct 1925 MC
Flt Lt Brian K D Robertson 22 Sep 1925 AFC
Flt Lt Andrew A Ward 17 Jan 1925  
Fg Off Albert E Groom 23 Nov 1923  
Fg Off Gordon C Shepherd 18 Sep 1924
Fg Off Howard E E Weblin 23 Sep 1924  
Fg Off

Robert H S Spaight

18 Nov 1925 later A/Cdre
Fg Off

Walter L Dawson

27 Nov 1924 later ACM
Fg Off Cecil S Riccard 27 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Bryan H Shaw 28 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Alfred W Rowbotham 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Ronald H Carter 27 Nov 1924  
Fg Off James E Tomes 18 Sep 1924 Killed in a flying accident - 15 Apr 1926
Fg Off Maurice W Goldie 29 Jan 1926  
Plt Off Norman A West 22 Sep 1925  

-

2 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Wilfred T Lewis  2 Apr 1925  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Frederick C Warner 22 Sep 1925  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr David E Stodart 18 Sep 1924 Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC
Flt Lt Robert H Hanmer  2 Oct 1925 MC
Flt Lt John F T Barrett  8 May 1926 DFC
Fg Off Sidney C Black 12 Feb 1926 MM
Fg Off Albert E Groom 23 Nov 1923  
Fg Off Gordon C Shepherd 18 Sep 1924
Fg Off

Robert H S Spaight

18 Nov 1925 later A/Cdre
Fg Off

Walter L Dawson

27 Nov 1924 later ACM
Fg Off Cecil S Riccard 27 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Bryan H Shaw 28 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Alfred W Rowbotham 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Ronald H Carter 27 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Norman A West 22 Sep 1925  
Fg Off Maurice W Goldie 29 Jan 1926  
Fg Off Albert L Ottway  1 May 1926

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Wilfred T Lewis  2 Apr 1925  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Robert W L Glenn 12 Feb 1926 later AVM

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr David E Stodart 18 Sep 1924 Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC
Flt Lt Robert H Hanmer  2 Oct 1925 MC
Flt Lt Norbert M D Russell 17 Jul 1926  
Flt Lt John F T Barrett  8 May 1926 DFC
Fg Off Sidney C Black 12 Feb 1926 Signals Duties, MM
Fg Off Albert E Groom 23 Nov 1923 Armament duties, DSM
Fg Off Gordon C Shepherd 18 Sep 1924
Fg Off

Robert H S Spaight

18 Nov 1925 Photographic Duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off

Walter L Dawson

27 Nov 1924 later ACM
Fg Off Cecil S Riccard 27 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Frank E Nuttall 21 Sep 1926
Fg Off Alfred W Rowbotham 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Ronald H Carter 27 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Norman A West 22 Sep 1925  
Fg Off William Von R Nicholl  8 Jun 1926  
Fg Off Maurice W Goldie 29 Jan 1926  
Fg Off Stephen H Hardy 21 Sep 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Frederick B Tomkins 21 Sep 1926  
Plt Off Robert Matheson 21 Sep 1926  

-

4 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Wilfred T Lewis  2 Apr 1925  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Robert W L Glenn 12 Feb 1926 later AVM

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Francis J Vincent

11 Feb 1927 Officer Commanding, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Brian K D Robertson 24 Jan 1927 AFC
Flt Lt John F T Barrett  8 May 1926 DFC
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Ulrick C de Burgh  3 May 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt Norbert M D Russell 17 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Frank Porter  1 Apr 1927 Signals duties
Fg Off Henry S Sandford  1 Apr 1927
Fg Off Frank E Nuttall 21 Sep 1926
Fg Off Norman A West 22 Sep 1925  
Fg Off William Von R Nicholl  8 Jun 1926  
Fg Off Maurice W Goldie 29 Jan 1926 Armament duties
Fg Off Stephen H Hardy 21 Sep 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Frederick B Tomkins 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Robert Matheson 21 Sep 1926  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Wilfred T Lewis  2 Apr 1925  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Robert W L Glenn 12 Feb 1926 later AVM

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1927 - Jul 1928

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off

Richard Kellett

13 Oct 1927 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment for Signals duties, wef 20 Sep 1927
Fg Off Gilbert Goodall 13 Oct 1927 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment for Accountant duties, wef 20 Sep 1927
Hon Flt Lt W B O Fox 13 Oct 1927 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment for Aramament duties, wef 20 Sep 1927
Fg Off Maurice W Goldie 15 Oct 1927 Proceeded to UK on leave pending posting to CFS for Instructors' Course
Fg Off Robert W L Glenn 16 Oct 1927 Accountant Officer, embarked on HT Somersetshire on posting to Home Establishment
Sgt A A Cole 19 Nov 1927 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 P Conlon 19 Nov 1927 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off E B Forster 26 May 1928 Killed in a motor accident
Sgt F G Bamford 12 Jun 1928 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 A S Frost 12 Jun 1928 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt Henry G W Lock 29 Jun 1928 Assumed temporary command of No 84 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Francis J Vincent 29 Jun 1928 Proceeded on leave to the UK

Source - No 84 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/694)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1927 - Jul 1928

Date Notes
17 Oct 1927 Detachment proceeded to Nasiriyah for operations
 5 Nov 1927 Detachment returned from Nasiriyah
14 Nov 1927 Detachment, 'VINCOL' proceeded to Abu Ghar for operations
24 Nov 1927 Detachment, 'VINCOL' returned from Abu Ghar
11 Jan 1928 Detachment, 'NUCOL' proceeded to Nugrat Salman for operations
11 Jan 1928 Detachment, proceeded from Nugrat Salman to Aqubbah
24 Jan 1928 Detachment, proceeded from Aqubbah back to Nugrat Salman
19 Feb 1928 Detachment at Nugrat Salman appears to end

Source - No 84 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/694)

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Francis J Vincent

11 Feb 1927 Officer Commanding, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Norman H Jenkins  8 Mar 1928 OBE, DFC, DSM
Flt Lt Henry G W Lock 30 Mar 1928 DFC
Flt Lt

Francis J Fogarty

23 Feb 1928 DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt John F T Barrett  8 May 1926 DFC
Flt Lt Michael W C Ridgway  5 Aug 1927  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Ulrick C de Burgh  3 May 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Henry S Sandford  1 Apr 1927
Fg Off Frank E Nuttall 21 Sep 1926
Fg Off Stephen H Hardy 21 Sep 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Philip B Chubb  8 Mar 1928
Fg Off Frederick B Tomkins 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Robert Matheson 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off

Richard Kellett

20 Sep 1927 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Ulrich S Mackay 30 Mar 1928  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Donald J Divett  7 Dec 1927  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Gilbert Goodall 20 Sep 1927  
Education Officer
Capt Frank Harrison  1 Oct 1927 MA

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul - Sep 1928

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Mayre G Sedorski  2 Aug 1928 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, RAF Abu Sueir

Source - No 84 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/694)

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Francis J Vincent

11 Feb 1927 Officer Commanding, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Henry G W Lock 30 Mar 1928 DFC
Flt Lt

Francis J Fogarty

23 Feb 1928 DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt John F T Barrett  8 May 1926 DFC
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Ulrick C de Burgh  3 May 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Frank E Nuttall 21 Sep 1926
Fg Off Frederick B Tomkins 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Stephen H Hardy 21 Sep 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Robert Matheson 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off

Richard Kellett

20 Sep 1927 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Ulrich S Mackay 30 Mar 1928  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Donald J Divett  7 Dec 1927  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Gilbert Goodall 20 Sep 1927  
Education Officer
Capt Frank Harrison  1 Oct 1927 MA

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Sep 1928 - Jul 1929

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John J Breen

22 Oct 1928 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 84 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Francis J Vincent 22 Oct 1928 Posted to No 45 Sqn on return from leave in the UK
Flt Lt Edward I Bussell 12 Nov 1928 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 20 Oct 1928
Flt Lt Edward M Drummond 12 Nov 1928 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment for Signals duties, wef 20 Oct 1928
Fg Off Norman C Pleasance 12 Nov 1928 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 20 Oct 1928
Fg Off Jack H Harris 12 Nov 1928 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 20 Oct 1928
Fg Off J H S Richard 12 Nov 1928 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment for Accountant duties, wef 20 Oct 1928
Flt Lt John F T Barrett 13 Nov 1928 Departed on posting
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Ulrick C de Burgh 13 Nov 1928 Departed on posting
Flt Lt Hyder 13 Nov 1928 Departed on posting
Fg Off Robert Matheson 13 Nov 1928 Departed on posting
Fg Off Frank E Nuttall 13 Nov 1928 Departed on posting
Fg Off Frederick B Tomkins 13 Nov 1928 Departed on posting
AC1 J R Knight  3 Mar 1929 Killed in action
Flt Lt C G Halliday 27 Jun 1929 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 84 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/694)

Organisational Movements: Sep 1928 - Jul 1929

Date Notes
16 Oct 1928 Two flights completed re-equipment with Westland Wapitis
Wapiti IIA of No 84 Squadron

Source - No 84 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/694)

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John J Breen

22 Oct 1928 Officer Commanding, later AM
Flt Lt Henry G W Lock 30 Mar 1928 DFC
Flt Lt

Francis J Fogarty

23 Feb 1928 DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Colin P Brown 16 Mar 1929 DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Edward M Drummond 20 Oct 1928 Signals duties
Fg Off Stephen H Hardy 21 Sep 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Arthur F Merritt 25 Apr 1929
Fg Off Norman C Pleasance 20 Oct 1928 Armament duties
Fg Off Jack H Harris 20 Oct 1928 Pilotage (Navigation) duties; later AVM
Fg Off Ulrich S Mackay 30 Mar 1928  
Fg Off Frank G Fairhead 29 Apr 1929
Fg Off Mayre G Sedorski  2 Aug 1928  
Plt Off John A S Outhwaite  3 Jan 1929 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Geoffrey F Overbury 12 Apr 1929  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Robert B Brown 11 Jan 1929  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Kenneth A Jackman 19 Apr 1929  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Leslie I Hyder  1 Jul 1928  
Education Officer
Capt Alfred S Thomas 17 Aug 1928 Grade III, MC

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Harry Stewart

30 Oct 1929 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 8 Oct 1929
Fg Off Robert A T Stowell 30 Oct 1929 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 8 Oct 1929
Sqn Ldr

Harry Stewart

 7 Nov 1929 Assumed command of No 84 Sqn

Source - No 84 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/694)

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Harry Stewart

 8 Oct 1929 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Leonard E M Gillman 18 Jan 1930  
Flt Lt Edward M Drummond 20 Oct 1928 Signals duties
Flt Lt

Sidney N Webster

29 Mar 1930 AFC, later AVM
Flt Lt Wilfred J Pearson  9 Nov 1929  
Fg Off Arthur F Merritt 25 Apr 1929
Fg Off

Jack H Harris

20 Oct 1928 Pilotage (Navigation) duties; later AVM
Fg Off Mayre G Sedorski  2 Aug 1928  
Fg Off Robert A T Stowell  8 Oct 1929 Armament duties
Fg Off John A S Outhwaite  3 Jan 1929 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John R Robins 13 Jun 1929
Plt Off Richard M Messiter 15 Nov 1929  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Robert B Brown 11 Jan 1929  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Robert Cassels  9 Nov 1929  
Education Officer
Capt Alfred S Thomas 17 Aug 1928 Grade III, MC

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

August 1930

Source - August 1930 Air Force List

September 1930

Source - September 1930 Air Force List

October 1930

Source - October 1930 Air Force List

November 1930

Source - November 1930 Air Force List

December 1930

Source - December 1930 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1930 - Jun 1931

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt

Sidney N Webster

 1 Jul 1930 Departed on posting
Flt Lt R H Horniman 15 Jul 1930 Attached from No 203 Sqn
Fg Off Arthur F Merritt  8 Aug 1930 Posted to Home Establishment
Fg Off George Blinman 23 Oct 1930 Arrived on posting, wef 7 Oct 1930 for Stores duties
Fg Off Robert B Brown xx Oct 1930 Stores Officer, departed on posting
Fg Off George H  White 24 Oct 1930 Arrived on posting for Accountant duties
Fg Off Robert Cassels xx Oct 1930 Accountant Officer, posted to RAF Hinaidi
Flt Lt R H Horniman 27 Oct 1930 Ceased to be attached from No 203 Sqn
Flt Lt

Hugh H Brookes

27 Oct 1930 Arrived on posting from AHQ Iraq, wef 5 Oct 1930
Fg Off Thomas H Carr 31 Oct 1930 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 7 Oct 1930
Plt Off G D Emms 31 Oct 1930 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment
Sgt Plt Staples 31 Oct 1930 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment
Sgt Plt Miles 31 Oct 1930 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment
Sqn Ldr

Harry Stewart

 5 Jan 1931 Killed in a flying accident
Sqn Ldr Richard C Hardstaff 12 Jan 1931 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 84 Sqn
Flt Lt Arthur E Rogenhagen   1 Feb 1931 Arrived on posting, wef 2 Jan 1931 and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off Richard V Alexander 26 Feb 1931 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, RAF Abu Sueir, wef 20 Feb 1931
Flt Lt Edward M Drummond  7 Mar 1931 Departed on posting
Plt Off John A S Outhwaite  7 Mar 1931 Departed on posting
Fg Off Sidney M Bell 31 Mar 1931 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 10 Mar 1931
Sgt Plt G D Edwards 23 May 1931 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, RAF Abu Sueir

Source - No 84 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/694)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1930 - Jul 1931

Date Notes
 8 Dec 1930 'C' Flight commence re-equipment with Westland Wapitis
10 Dec 1930 'C' Flight completed re-equipment with Westland Wapitis

Source - No 84 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/694)

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Richard C Hardstaff 12 Jan 1931 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt John F T Barrett 10 Mar 1931 DSO, DFC
Flt Lt Wilfred J Pearson  9 Nov 1929  
Flt Lt Arthur E Rogenhagen  2 Jan 1931  
Flt Lt

Hugh H Brookes

 5 Oct 1930 later AVM
Fg Off Thomas H Carr  7 Oct 1930 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Mayre G Sedorski  2 Aug 1928  
Fg Off Robert A T Stowell  8 Oct 1929 Armament duties
Fg Off Thomas W G Eady 26 Oct 1930
Fg Off John R Robins 13 Jun 1929
Fg Off Richard M Messiter 15 Nov 1929  
Fg Off Sidney M Bell 10 Mar 1931
Plt Off Richard V Alexander 20 Feb 1931  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off George Blinman  7 Oct 1930  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off George H  White 24 Oct 1930  
Education Officer
Lt Percy Knowles 16 Aug 1930 Grade III, BSc, AMICE

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1931 - Jul 1932

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Thomas W G Eady  8 Jun 1931 Posted to Home Establishment
Plt Off Thomas A Jefferson 19 Jun 1931 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, RAF Abu Sueir, wef 12 Jun 1931
Fg Off John R Robins 27 Jun 1931 Proceeded on leave to UK pending transfer to Home Establishment
Flt Lt Wilfred J Pearson 21 Jul 1931 Proceeded on leave pending transfer to Home Establishment
Fg Off Mayre G Sedorski 23 Oct 1931 Proceeded on leave to UK pending transfer to Home Establishment
Sgt Plt F D Terdrey  4 Sep 1931 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, RAF Abu Sueir
Fg Off Richard M Messiter  5 Sep 1931 Proceeded on leave to UK pending transfer to Home Establishment
Fg Off Hurll F Chester 13 Oct 1931 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 26 Sep 1931
Act Sgt Plt R S Horn 21 Oct 1931 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, RAF Abu Sueir
Fg Off Maurice L Jones 27 Oct 1931 Arrived on posting from RAF Hinaidi for Accountant duties
Fg Off Wilfred S C Adams  3 Nov 1931 Arrived on posting from Aircraft Depot, Hinaidi
Fg Off George H  White  5 Nov 1931 Accountant Officer, posted to RAF Hinaidi
Flt Lt J G Russell  9 Nov 1931 Arrived on attachment from RAF General Hospital for duty as Medical Officer
Flt Lt

Hugh H Brookes

11 Nov 1931 Posted to Home Establishment
Fg Off Robert A T Stowell 11 Nov 1931 Posted to Home Establishment
Sgt Plt W C A Jenner 11 Nov 1931 Posted to Home Establishment
Flt Lt A Sheehan 17 Nov 1931 Ceased to be attached from RAF General Hospital for duty as Medical Officer
Plt Off Eric W Whitley 19 Nov 1931 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, RAF Abu Sueir, wef 13 Nov 1931
Sqn Ldr Richard C Hardstaff  1 Jan 1932 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Fg Off Leonard J Crosbie 16 Feb 1932 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 23 Jan 1932
Fg Off Guy A Bolland 16 Feb 1932 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 23 Jan 1932
SM1 Gee 18 Feb 1932 Posted to Home Establishment
Sgt Plt Cordon 18 Feb 1932 Posted to Home Establishment
SM1 Walker 24 Feb 1932 Arrived on posting from No 208 Sqn for duty as Weapon Training Officer
Fg Off E A Gudgeon 28 Mar 1932 Arrived on attachment from RAF General Hospital for duty as Medical Officer
Flt Lt J G Russell  2 Apr 1932 Ceased to be attached from RAF General Hospital for duty as Medical Officer
Plt Off David Sloan  8 Apr 1932 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, RAF Abu Sueir, wef 4 Apr 1932
Wg Cdr Richard C Hardstaff 12 Apr 1932 Posted to Home Establishment
Flt Lt John F T Barrett 12 Apr 1932 Assumed temporary command of No 84 Sqn
Flt Lt Edward E Arnold 24 May 1932 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 6 May 1932

Source - No 84 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/694)

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt John F T Barrett 10 Mar 1931 Temporary Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC
Flt Lt Edward E Arnold  6 May 1932 DFC
Flt Lt Arthur E Rogenhagen  2 Jan 1931  
Flt Lt Thomas H Carr  7 Oct 1930 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Wilfred S C Adams  3 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Sidney M Bell 10 Mar 1931
Fg Off Hurll F Chester 26 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Richard V Alexander 20 Feb 1931  
Fg Off Leonard J Crosbie 23 Jan 1932
Fg Off Guy A Bolland 23 Jan 1932
Fg Off Thomas A Jefferson 12 Jun 1931  
Plt Off Eric W Whitley 13 Nov 1931  
Plt Off David Sloan  4 Apr 1932  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off George Blinman  7 Oct 1930  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Maurice L Jones 26 Oct 1931  

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Edward E Arnold  3 Jul 1932 Assumed command of 'C' Flight
Flt Lt Thomas H Carr  3 Jul 1932 Proceeded on leave to the UK pending transfer to Home Establishment
Sgt Plt R W Linnett  2 Sep 1932 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, RAF Abu Sueir
Flt Lt John F T Barrett  7 Sep 1932 Relinquished temporary command of No 84 Sqn
Sqn Ldr P L Plant  7 Sep 1932 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 84 Sqn
Flt Lt John F T Barrett  7 Oct 1932 Proceeded on leave to the UK pending posting to Khartoum
Fg Off

Roland G Seymour

18 Oct 1932 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment for Stores duties, wef 1 Oct 1932
Flt Lt Cyril Walter 28 Oct 1932 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 4 Oct 1932
Fg Off Jeffrey H Supple 28 Oct 1932 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 4 Oct 1932
Flt Lt Cyril Walter 28 Oct 1932 Assumed command of 'B' Flight
Fg Off Wilfred S C Adams 28 Oct 1932 Relinquished command of 'B' Flight
Fg Off Sidney M Bell 29 Oct 1932 Departed on posting to Home Establishment
Fg Off Richard V Alexander 29 Oct 1932 Departed on posting to Home Establishment
Fg Off George Blinman 29 Oct 1932 Departed on posting to Home Establishment
Fg Off Thomas C Chambers  5 Nov 1932 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, RAF Abu Sueir, wef 2 Nov 1932
Sqn Ldr P L Plant  3 Feb 1933 Proceeded on leave to Paris and resigned his commission whilst there
Flt Lt Edward E Arnold  3 Feb 1933 Assumed temporary command of No 84 Sqn
Flt Lt Robert J Rodwell  9 Mar 1933 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 8 Feb 1933
Flt Lt Edward E Arnold  9 Mar 1933 Relinquished temporary command of No 84 Sqn
Flt Lt Robert J Rodwell  9 Mar 1933 Assumed temporary command of No 84 Sqn
Flt Lt Arthur E Rogenhagen 11 Mar 1933 Posted to Home Establishment
Fg Off Cedric W Williams 16 Mar 1933 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 28 Feb 1933
Fg Off William W Stainthorpe 17 Mar 1933 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 28 Feb 1933
Plt Off Arthur Franklin 22 Mar 1933 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, RAF Abu Sueir, wef 20 Mar 1933
Fg Off Wilfred S C Adams 11 Apr 1933 Posted to Home Establishment
Sqn Ldr

Stanley F Vincent

20 May 1933 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 29 Apr 1933 and assumed command of No 84 Sqn
Flt Lt Robert J Rodwell 20 May 1933 Relinquished temporary command of No 84 Sqn

Source - No 84 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/694)

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Stanley F Vincent

29 Apr 1933 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Robert J Rodwell  8 Feb 1933 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Edward E Arnold  6 May 1932 DFC
Flt Lt Cyril Walter  4 Oct 1932  
Fg Off Hurll F Chester 26 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Jeffrey H Supple  4 Oct 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Leonard J Crosbie 23 Jan 1932
Fg Off Guy A Bolland 23 Jan 1932
Fg Off Thomas A Jefferson 12 Jun 1931  
Fg Off Eric W Whitley 13 Nov 1931  
Fg Off David Sloan  4 Apr 1932
Fg Off Cedric W Williams 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off William W Stainthorpe 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Thomas C Chambers  2 Nov 1932  
Plt Off Arthur Franklin 20 Mar 1933  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off

Roland G Seymour

 1 Oct 1932 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Maurice L Jones 26 Oct 1931  
Fg Off Percival Griffiths 10 Feb 1933  
Education Officer
Mr Percy H Legg 19 Aug 1932 Grade III, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO Edward W Walker 24 Feb 1932  
WO William R Foyle  9 Mar 1933  
WO Arthur Hibbins  9 Mar 1933 MM
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Frederick Williams 28 Oct 1932  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Hurll F Chester 19 Jun 1933 Posted to Home Establishment
Plt Off Harold G L Allsop 29 Aug 1933 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, RAF Abu Sueir, wef 25 Aug 1933
Plt Off Edward H Wainwright 10 Oct 1933 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, RAF Abu Sueir, wef 6 Oct 1933
Flt Lt Anthony C Evans-Evans 10 Nov 1933 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 18 Oct 1933
Flt Lt Edward E Arnold 12 Nov 1933 Posted to Home Establishment
Fg Off Thomas A Jefferson 12 Nov 1933 Posted to Home Establishment
Fg Off Percival Griffiths 12 Nov 1933 Posted to Home Establishment

Source - No 84 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/694)

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Stanley F Vincent

29 Apr 1933 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Robert J Rodwell  8 Feb 1933 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Edward E Arnold  6 May 1932 DFC
Flt Lt Cyril Walter  4 Oct 1932  
Flt Lt Anthony C Evans-Evans 18 Oct 1933  
Flt Lt William A Thompson 17 May 1933 Signals duties
Fg Off Jeffrey H Supple  4 Oct 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Leonard J Crosbie 23 Jan 1932
Fg Off Guy A Bolland 23 Jan 1932
Fg Off Thomas A Jefferson 12 Jun 1931  
Fg Off Eric W Whitley 13 Nov 1931  
Fg Off David Sloan  4 Apr 1932
Fg Off Cedric W Williams 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off William W Stainthorpe 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Thomas C Chambers  2 Nov 1932  
Plt Off Arthur Franklin 20 Mar 1933  
Plt Off Harold G L Allsop 25 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Edward H Wainwright  6 Oct 1933  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off

Roland G Seymour

 1 Oct 1932 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Kenneth Fraser 10 Nov 1933  
Medical Branch
Fg Off William P Griffin 14 May 1934 MB, BCh
Education Officer
Mr Percy H Legg 19 Aug 1932 Grade III, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO Edward W Walker 24 Feb 1932  
WO William R Foyle  9 Mar 1933  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Walter Robinson 22 Mar 1934  
WO II Frederick Williams 28 Oct 1932  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jun 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off R J F Craig 27 Nov 1933 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, RAF Abu Sueir
Plt Off Anthony G Strutt 30 Jan 1934 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, RAF Abu Sueir, wef 26 Jan 1934
Fg Off Guy A Bolland 23 Mar 1934 Posted to Home Establishment
Fg Off Jeffrey H Supple 28 May 1934 Died in hospital

Source - No 84 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/694)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1934

Date Notes
15 Jan 1934 4 x aircraft formed Singapore Flight to undertake Iraq-Singapore Reinforcement Scheme
15 Jan 1934 Singapore Flight flew from Shaibah to Sharjah via Muharraq
16 Jan 1934 Singapore Flight flew from Sharjah to Karachi via Gwadur
18 Jan 1934 Singapore Flight flew from Karachi to Jodhpur
19 Jan 1934 Singapore Flight flew from Jodhpur to Allahabad via Jhansi
20 Jan 1934 Singapore Flight flew from Allahabad to Calcutta via Gaya
22 Jan 1934 Singapore Flight flew from Calcutta to Akyab
23 Jan 1934 Singapore Flight flew from Akyab to Rangoon
24 Jan 1934 Singapore Flight flew from Rangoon to Tavoy
25 Jan 1934 Singapore Flight flew from Tavoy to Taiping via Victoria Point
26 Jan 1934 Singapore Flight flew from Taiping to Seletar, Singapore
 1 Feb 1934 Singapore Flight flew from Seletar, Singapore to Alor Star via Taiping
 2 Feb 1934 Singapore Flight flew from Alor Star to Tavoy via Victoria Point
 3 Feb 1934 Singapore Flight flew from Tavoy to Rangoon
 5 Feb 1934 Singapore Flight flew from Rangoon to Akyab
 6 Feb 1934 Singapore Flight flew from Akyab to Calcutta
 9 Feb 1934 Singapore Flight flew from Calcutta to Allahabad via Gaya
10 Feb 1934 Singapore Flight flew from Allahabad to Jodhpur via Jhansi
12 Feb 1934 Singapore Flight flew from Jodhpur to Karachi
15 Feb 1934 Singapore Flight flew from Karachi to Gwadur
16 Feb 1934 Singapore Flight flew from Gwadur to Sharjah
17 Feb 1934 Singapore Flight flew from Sharjah to Bahrein
18 Feb 1934 Singapore Flight flew from Bahrein to Shaibah

Source - No 84 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/694)

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Stanley F Vincent

29 Apr 1933 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Robert J Rodwell  8 Feb 1933 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Cyril Walter  4 Oct 1932  
Flt Lt Anthony C Evans-Evans 18 Oct 1933  
Flt Lt William A Thompson 17 May 1933 Signals duties
Fg Off David Sloan  4 Apr 1932
Fg Off Cedric W Williams 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off William W Stainthorpe 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Thomas C Chambers  2 Nov 1932  
Fg Off Arthur Franklin 20 Mar 1933  
Plt Off Harold G L Allsop 25 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Edward H Wainwright  6 Oct 1933  
Plt Off Ronald J F Craig 21 Nov 1933
Plt Off Anthony G Strutt 26 Jan 1934

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off

Roland G Seymour

 1 Oct 1932 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Kenneth Fraser 10 Nov 1933  
Fg Off Percival Griffiths 10 Feb 1933  
Education Officer
Mr Percy H Legg 19 Aug 1932 Grade III, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO Edward W Walker 24 Feb 1932  
WO William R Foyle  9 Mar 1933  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Frederick Williams 28 Oct 1932  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jun 1934 - Jul 1935

Rank Name Date Notes
APO Patrick E Meagher 26 Jun 1934 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, RAF Abu Sueir, wef 22 Jun 1934
Sgt Plt Higgs  4 Sep 1934 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, RAF Abu Sueir
Flt Lt Cyril Walter 20 Sep 1934 Proceeded on leave to the UK pending posting to Home Establishment
Flt Lt George P Macdonald  1 Nov 1934 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 10 Oct 1934
Flt Lt

Willian C Cooper

 1 Nov 1934 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 10 Oct 1934 for Signals duties
Flt Lt Thomas A Head  1 Nov 1934 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 10 Oct 1934 for Stores duties
Fg Off John A P Owen  1 Nov 1934 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 10 Oct 1934
Plt Off Robert G Prier  1 Nov 1934 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 10 Oct 1934
Sqn Ldr Robert J Rodwell  3 Nov 1934 Posted to Home Establishment
Fg Off

Roland G Seymour

 3 Nov 1934 Stores Officer, posted to Home Establishment
Fg Off Cedric W Williams  3 Nov 1934 Posted to Home Establishment
Fg Off Arthur Franklin  3 Nov 1934 Posted to Home Establishment
Fg Off Thomas C Chambers  3 Nov 1934 Posted to Home Establishment
Flt Lt William A Thompson  3 Nov 1934 Signals Officer, posted to Home Establishment
Sgt Johnson  3 Nov 1934 Posted to Home Establishment
Sgt Scrase  3 Nov 1934 Posted to Home Establishment
Sgt Beeton  3 Nov 1934 Posted to Home Establishment
Plt Off Wilfred N Stubbs  6 Nov 1934 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, RAF Abu Sueir, wef 3 Nov 1934
Sgt Plt Christian 24 Nov 1934 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, RAF Abu Sueir
Sgt Plt Grossey 24 Nov 1934 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, RAF Abu Sueir
Sqn Ldr

Stanley F Vincent

30 Jan 1935 Relinquished command of No 84 Sqn on posting to Home Establishment
Flt Lt Anthony C Evans-Evans 30 Jan 1935 Assumed temporary command of No 84 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Francis J Fogarty

19 Feb 1935 Arrived on posting, wef 1 Feb 1935, and assumed command of No 84 Sqn
Flt Lt Anthony C Evans-Evans 19 Feb 1935 Relinquished temporary command of No 84 Sqn

Source - No 84 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/694)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1934 - Jul 1935

Date Notes
10 Dec 1934 Squadron received a dual-control Vickers Vincent in preparation for re-equipment
Vincent
31 Dec 1934 Squadron had collected 10 Vincents during the month for re-equipment

Source - No 84 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/694)

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vincent Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Francis J Fogarty

 1 Feb 1935 Officer Commanding, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Frank E Nuttall  1 Feb 1935  
Flt Lt George P Macdonald 10 Oct 1934  
Flt Lt Anthony C Evans-Evans 18 Oct 1933  
Flt Lt

Willian C Cooper

10 Oct 1934 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off John A P Owen 10 Oct 1934
Fg Off Harold G L Allsop 25 Aug 1933  
Fg Off Edward H Wainwright  6 Oct 1933  
Plt Off Ronald J F Craig 21 Nov 1933  
Plt Off Robert G Prier 10 Oct 1933  
Plt Off Anthony G Strutt 26 Jan 1934  
Plt Off Patrick E Meagher 22 Jun 1934
Plt Off Wilfred N Stubbs  3 Nov 1934

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Flt Lt Thomas A Head 10 Oct 1934  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Rowland D Pratt 12 Jan 1935  
Education Officer
Mr Arthur G Abel  3 Sep 1934 Grade III, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO Charles L Trevithick 21 Feb 1935  
WO William A E Tredwell 30 Apr 1935  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Walter Robinson 22 Mar 1934  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vincent Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Francis J Fogarty

 1 Feb 1935 Officer Commanding, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Frank E Nuttall  1 Feb 1935  
Flt Lt Anthony C Evans-Evans 18 Oct 1933  
Flt Lt George P Macdonald 10 Oct 1934  
Flt Lt G P Charles 16 Nov 1935 Signals duties
Fg Off John A P Owen 10 Oct 1934
Fg Off Robert G Prier 10 Oct 1933  
Fg Off Ronald J F Craig 21 Nov 1933  
Fg Off Patrick E Meagher 22 Jun 1934  
Plt Off Wilfred N Stubbs  3 Nov 1934
Plt Off William F Barton 30 Aug 1935  
Plt Off Kenneth S Batchelor 30 Aug 1935  

-

7 Airman Pilots

Equipment Branch
Flt Lt

Edward A Burridge

18 Mar 1936 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off R F L Hart 23 Apr 1936  
Education Officer
Mr Arthur G Abel  3 Sep 1934 Grade III, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO Charles L Trevithick 21 Feb 1935  
WO William A E Tredwell 30 Apr 1935  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

August 1936

Source - August 1936 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jun 1934 - Jul 1935

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr C H A Stevens 12 Mar 1937 Assumed command of No 84 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Francis J Fogarty

12 Mar 1937 Relinquished command of No 84 Sqn

Source - No 84 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/694)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Date Notes
12 Jan 1937 12 x Vincents departed RAF Shaibah for Singapore
24 Jan 1937 10 Vincents arrived in Singapore, two aircraft being left behind en-route
15 Feb 1937 10 x Vincents departed Singapore for RAF Shaibah
24 Feb 1937 12 Vincents arrived at RAF Shaibah from Singapore, having collected the two aircraft left on the outward journey
18 May 1937 The Squadron Badge which had been authorised by HM King Edward VIII was presented by AVM C L Courtney
No 84 Squadron badge
21 Jun 1937 Squadron Establishment of reserve aircraft amended to 5 IR and 6 WR (war reserve)

Source - No 84 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/694)

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
Vickers Vincent Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr C H A Stevens  5 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr A Allen 24 Oct 1936
Flt Lt P Kinsey 24 Oct 1936 Signals duties
Flt Lt G F Overbury 22 May 1937  
Fg Off William F Barton 30 Aug 1935
Fg Off Kenneth S Batchelor 30 Aug 1935  
Plt Off L L Hunt 24 Oct 1936  
Plt Off P A Tipping 24 Oct 1936
Plt Off G T Openshaw 21 Aug 1936  
Plt Off W K Williams 15 Dec 1936  
APO J S Dunlevie  6 Apr 1937  
APO R H McClatchey 12 Apr 1937  

-

7 Airman Pilots

Equipment Branch
Sqn Ldr

Edward A Burridge

18 Mar 1936 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off R F L Hart 23 Apr 1936  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt W J L Dean 11 May 1937 MB, ChB
Education Officer
Mr A T Ryland 19 Aug 1936 Grade III, MA, BAI
Warrant Officers
WO A E Davies 16 Nov 1936  
WO W C Cox 16 Nov 1936  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Denis H F Barnett

14 Apr 1938 Arrived on posting, wef 8 Apr 1938 from Communications Flight, Habbainiya
Sqn Ldr C H A Stevens 14 Apr 1938 Relinquished command of No 84 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Denis H F Barnett

14 Apr 1938 Assumed command of No 84 Sqn

Source - No 84 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/694)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
11 Jan 1938 12 x IE Vincents departed RAF Shaibah for Singapore
15 Jan 1938  4 x IR Vincents departed RAF Shaibah for Singapore
 8 Feb 1937 10 x IE Vincents departed Singapore for RAF Shaibah
10 Feb 1937  3 x IR Vincents departed Singapore for RAF Shaibah
29 Sep 1938 Ground Party departed RAF Shaibah by train for RAF Habbaniya as a result of International Crisis

Source - No 84 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/694)

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vincent Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Denis H F Barnett

 8 Apr 1938 Officer Commanding; later ACM
Flt Lt H A Simmons  5 Oct 1937  
Flt Lt Paul D Holder  8 Jan 1938 later AM
Fg Off L L Hunt 24 Oct 1936
Fg Off P A Tipping 24 Oct 1936  
Plt Off G T Openshaw 21 Aug 1936  
Plt Off W K Williams 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off L P Cattell 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off R A Towgood  9 Nov 1937
Plt Off G Tanner 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off A J H Finch 29 Mar 1938
Plt Off G J Stonhill 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off D R Walker 29 Mar 1938  

-

4 Airman Pilots

Equipment Branch
Flt Lt T I Illiff  7 Jun 1937  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off H C Fleming 29 Mar 1938  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt W J L Dean 11 May 1937 MB, ChB
Commissioned Signals Officer
Fg Off R K Nicholas  5 Oct 1937  
Education Officer
Mr C E P Suttle  7 Jan 1938 Grade III, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO L T Wright  6 Mar 1937  
WO W G Hughes 20 Dec 1937  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Donald L Thomson 25 Oct 1938 Arrived on posting, wef 25 Oct 1938 from No 9 FTS, RAF Hullavington
Sqn Ldr

Denis H F Barnett

15 Nov 1938 Relinquished command of No 84 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Donald L Thomson 15 Nov 1938 Assumed command of No 84 Sqn

Source - No 84 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/694)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vincent Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Donald L Thomson 25 Oct 1938 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Paul D Holder  8 Jan 1938 later AM
Flt Lt

Dudley G Lewis

30 Aug 1938 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt A R Leggate 15 Jun 1938  
Fg Off P A Tipping 24 Oct 1936  
Fg Off L L Hunt 24 Oct 1936
Fg Off O Godfrey  6 Oct 1938  
Fg Off W K Williams 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off L P Cattell 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off R A Towgood  9 Nov 1937
Plt Off G J Stonhill 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off A F Murdie 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off D H Walsh 25 Oct 1938
Equipment Branch
Fg off H F Thomas 25 Oct 1938 MBE
Accountant Branch
Fg Off H C Fleming 29 Mar 1938  
Medical Branch
Fg Off J B Ross  3 Jun 1938 MB, ChB
Commissioned Signals Officer
Fg Off R K Nicholas  5 Oct 1937  
Education Officer
Mr C E P Suttle  7 Jan 1938 Grade III, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO L T Wright  6 Mar 1937  
WO W G Hughes 20 Dec 1937  
WO E G Chamberlain  7 Oct 1937  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
17 Feb 1938 Squadron received its first Bristol Blenheim for re-equipment
Bristol Blenheim I of No 84 Squadron

Source - No 84 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/694)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vincent

Bristol Blenheim I

Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Donald L Thomson 25 Oct 1938 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Paul D Holder  8 Jan 1938 later AM
Flt Lt

Dudley G Lewis

30 Aug 1938 later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt O Godfrey  6 Oct 1938  
Plt Off L P Cattell 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off R A Towgood  9 Nov 1937
Plt Off G J Stonhill 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off A F Murdie 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off D H Walsh 25 Oct 1938
APO J F Evans  4 Jan 1939  
Equipment Branch
Fg off H F Thomas 25 Oct 1938 MBE
Accountant Branch
Fg Off H C Fleming 29 Mar 1938  
Medical Branch
Fg Off J B Ross  3 Jun 1938 MB, ChB
Commissioned Signals Officer
Fg Off R K Nicholas  5 Oct 1937  
Education Officer
Mr C E P Suttle  7 Jan 1938 Grade III, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO L T Wright  6 Mar 1937  
WO W G Hughes 20 Dec 1937  
WO E G Chamberlain  7 Oct 1937  
WO A E Pell  4 Nov 1937  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vincent (until Jun 1939)

Bristol Blenheim I

Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Donald L Thomson 25 Oct 1938 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Dudley G Lewis

30 Aug 1938 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Paul D Holder  8 Jan 1938 later AM
Act Flt Lt O Godfrey  6 Oct 1938  
Act Flt Lt (Plt Off) L P Cattell 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off R A Towgood  9 Nov 1937
Plt Off G J Stonhill 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off A F Murdie 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off D H Walsh 25 Oct 1938
Plt Off J F Evans  4 Jan 1939  
Equipment Branch
Fg off H F Thomas 25 Oct 1938 MBE
Accountant Branch
Fg Off H C Fleming 29 Mar 1938  
Medical Branch
Fg Off J B Ross  3 Jun 1938 MB, ChB
Commissioned Signals Officer
Fg Off R K Nicholas  5 Oct 1937  
Education Officer
Mr C E P Suttle  7 Jan 1938 Grade III, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO A Smith 23 Feb 1939  
WO L T Wright  6 Mar 1937  
WO W G Hughes 20 Dec 1937  
WO E G Chamberlain  7 Oct 1937  
WO A E Pell  4 Nov 1937  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Act Flt Lt L P Cattell 25 Sep 1939 Flight Commander, admitted to SSQ
Fg Off P H Roscoe 30 Sep 1939 Accountant Officer, admitted to SSQ
Act Flt Lt L P Cattell  1 Oct 1939 Flight Commander, discharged from SSQ
Fg Off J E Spillard  4 Oct 1 939 Arrived on posting on commissioning as a Signals Officer
Fg Off M G Stevenson  6 Oct 1940 Adjutant, promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 9 Sep 1939
Fg Off P H Roscoe  7 Oct 1939 Accountant Officer, discharged from SSQ
Flt Lt R K Nicholas 18 Oct 1939 Signals Officer, departed for RAF Habbaniya on posting to Middle East
Fg Off J E Spillard 18 Oct 1 939 Assumed duties of Station Signals Officer
Flt Lt N P R Clyde 12  Nov 1939 Medical Officer, admitted to SSQ and transferred to SSQ Makinah
Fg Off P H Roscoe 22 Nov 1939 Accountant Officer, promoted to Flt Lt, wef 16 Sep 1939
Plt Off J L Christie 27 Nov 1939 Attached from AHQ for instruction in Administrative duties
Flt Lt N P R Clyde 27  Nov 1939 Medical Officer, discharged from SSQ Makinah
Mr C E P Suttle 30 Nov 1939 Education Officer, departed for RAF Habbaniya en-route to the UK
Plt Off D H Walsh  8 Dec 1939 Posted to No 4 SFTS, RAF Habbaniya
Plt Off N W Pinnington  8 Dec 1939 Attached to AHQ Iraq
Fg Off J M Mahler 14 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from AHQ Iraq
Plt Off J L Christie 21 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached from AHQ for instruction in Administrative duties

Source - No 84 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/695)

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
 3 Jun 1939 Squadron completed re-equipment with Blenheim Is (12 x IE and 6 x IR)
 3 Sep 1939 Squadron warned it may be required to move to Aden via Egypt
30 Sep 1939 Squadron informed it should revert to normal peace-time training

Source - No 84 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/695)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Donald L Thomson  1 Jan 1940 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Flt Lt N P R Clyde 10 Jan 1940 Medical Officer, admitted to SSQ and transferred to SSQ Makinah
Sgt Plt J Balch 11 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from Aircraft Depot, Iraq
WO A Smith 12 Jan 1940 SWO, departed on posting
Sqn Ldr

Dudley G Lewis

13 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from 'S' Sqn pending assuming command of No 84 Sqn
Sgt Plt G Bailey 13 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from No 102 MU, Egypt
Sgt Plt A Gordon 13 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from No 102 MU, Egypt
Sgt Plt H Brattan 13 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from No 102 MU, Egypt
Sgt Plt G Horsham 15 Jan 1940 Posted to No 4 SFTS for duty as an Instructor
Sgt Plt W E Smart 15 Jan 1940 Posted to No 4 SFTS for duty as an Instructor
Plt Off G J Stonhill 17 Jan 1940 Posted to No 4 SFTS
Wg Cdr Donald L Thomson 25 Jan 1940 Relinquished command of No 84 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Dudley G Lewis

25 Jan 1940 Assumed command of No 84 Sqn
Flt Sgt J T Stevens 26 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 Armoured Car Company for duty as SWO
Wg Cdr Donald L Thomson 28 Jan 1940 Departed on posting to AHQ Iraq
Act Cpl N Hampson 30 Jan 1940 Died in hospital
Sgt Plt Williams  9 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting from No 102 MU, Egypt
Sgt Plt Thomas  9 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting from No 102 MU, Egypt
Sgt Plt Shaw  9 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting from No 102 MU, Egypt
Sgt Plt Nuttall  9 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting from No 102 MU, Egypt
Sgt Plt McVea  9 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting from No 102 MU, Egypt
Sgt Plt M P Cazelet  9 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting from No 102 MU, Egypt
Flt Lt P H Roscoe 16 Feb 1940 Accountant Officer, admitted to SSQ
Act Flt Lt M G Stevenson 26 Feb 1940 Adjutant, promoted to Flt Lt, wef 1 Feb 1940
Act Flt Lt O Godfrey 26 Feb 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 1 Feb 1940
Plt Off Colenso 12 Mar 1940 Admitted to SSQ
Plt Off Colenso 15 Mar 1940 Discharged from SSQ
Flt Lt J M Mahler  7 Apr 1940 Admitted to RAF General Hospital, Habbaniya
Flt Lt J M Mahler 16 Apr 1940 Discharged from RAF General Hospital, Habbaniya
Plt Off A K Passmore 22 Apr 1940 Assumed the duties of Adjutant
Flt Lt M G Stevenson 22 Apr 1940 Relinquished the duties of Adjutant
APO C P L Streatfield 25 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting for Intelligence duties
Flt Lt M G Stevenson  8 May 1940 Posted to RAF Habbaniya
Plt Off Pyne 14 May 1940 Posted to RAF Habbaniya
Plt Off Trevor-Roper 15 May 1940 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt P H Roscoe  1 Jun 1940 Accountant Officer, promoted to Sqn Ldr
Sgt Plt Sidaway  7 Jun 1940 Posted to Home Establishment
Sgt Plt McVea  7 Jun 1940 Posted to Home Establishment
Sgt Plt Williams  7 Jun 1940 Posted to Home Establishment
Flt Sgt R B Bryan 20 Jun 1940 Appointed to a commission as a Plt Off in the Technical Branch
APO C P L Streatfield 21 Jun 1940 Intelligence Officer, departed for RAF Habbaniya on posting to Middle East
Plt Off R S George 25 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for Equipment duties
Plt Off R B Bryan  5 Jul 1940 Posted to Aircraft Depot, Iraq
Flt Lt H F Thomas  9 Jul 1940 Equipment Officer, posted to RAF Basrah
Plt Off R G Bird 10 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off R Keble-White 10 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off K Linton 13 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 4 SFTS
Sqn Ldr H C Fleming 24 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Accountant duties
Sqn Ldr P H Roscoe 26 Jul 1940 Accountant Officer, departed to RAF Habbaniya on posting
Act Fg Off A K Passmore  8 Aug 1940 Adjutant, promoted to Act Flt Lt
Plt Off R Keble-White 20 Aug 1940 Admitted to SSQ and transferred to SSQ Makinah on Dangerously Ill List
Plt Off R Keble-White 21 Aug 1940 Transferred from SSQ Makinah to RAF General Hospital, Habbaniya
Act Fg Off A F Murdie  1 Sep 1940 Officer i/c 'A' Flight, promoted to Act Flt Lt
Fg Off Judd 15 Sep 1940 Admitted to RAF General Hospital, Habbaniya
Flt Lt Dawson 16 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for Equipment duties
Sqn Ldr Clowes 16 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for Engineering duties
Plt Off R S George 17 Sep 1940 Officer i/c Ground Echelon, admitted to RAF General Hospital, Habbaniya
Flt Lt Dawson 17 Sep 1940 Took over as Officer i/c Ground Echelon
Plt Off R Keble-White  1 Oct 1940 Posted to TURP
Plt Off K Linton  4 Oct 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 3 Oct 1940
Cpl Walls  5 Oct 1940 Proceeded to No 102 MU for Parachute Packing Course
LAC Talbot  6 Oct 1940 Proceeded to No 102 MU for Parachute Packing Course
Flt Lt Dawson  7 Oct 1940 Supernumerary Equipment Officer, posted to No 32 ASP
Act Flt Lt L P Cattell 15 Oct 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 3 Sep 1940
Act Flt Lt R A Towgood 15 Oct 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 3 Sep 1940
Act Flt Lt A K Passmore 15 Oct 1940 Adjutant, promoted to Fg Off, wef 3 Sep 1940
Plt Off Symington 18 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ Middle East for Engineering duties
Sqn Ldr Clowes 18 Oct 1940 Engineer Officer, reposted as supernumerary
Act Flt Lt A K Passmore 22 Oct 1940 Relinquished duties of Adjutant on joining 'C' Flight for flying duties
Plt Off R G Bird 22 Oct 1940 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Flt Lt A F Mudie 14 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Flt Sgt E H Lord 14 Nov 1940 Killed in action
LAC W J S Chick 14 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt W F Sidaway 14 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A J W Friend 14 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt C P Hoare 14 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J F Evans 16 Nov 1940 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off R G Bird 28 Nov 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt Scott 28 Nov 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt Davis 28 Nov 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Flt Lt L P Cattell  7 Dec  1940 Killed in action
Sgt F L Carter  7 Dec  1940 Killed in action
Sgt H E A Taylor  7 Dec  1940 Killed in action
Sgt Plt M P Cazelet  7 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt Plt K J Ridgewell  7 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt Plt J D Shilling  7 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt Russell 11 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'C' Flight
Sgt Dicks 11 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'C' Flight
Sgt Blackburn 11 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'C' Flight
Fg Off Plinstone 11 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'A' Flight
Sgt Tozer 11 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'A' Flight
Sgt McLaughlin 11 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'A' Flight
Fg Off P F Miles 22 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt B A C Brooker 22 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt F G Moir 22 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off J F Evans 22 Dec 1940 Failed to return from an operation but later returned safely
Sgt Offord 22 Dec 1940 Failed to return from an operation but later returned safely
Sgt A L Sargeant 22 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Eldred 24 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Loudon 24 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Acres 24 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off A A N Nicholson 30 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off D A Taylor 30 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off R O Day 30 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt D A Owen 30 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt A J Hallist 30 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt K G Lee 30 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting

Source - No 84 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/695)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
13 Sept 1940 Ground echelon departed RAF Shaibah for Baghdad West
17 Sept 1940 Ground echelon departed RAF Habbaniya for RAF Heliopolis, over-nighting at LG5
19 Sept 1940 Ground echelon arrived at H4
21 Sept 1940 Ground echelon arrived at RAF Amman
23 Sep 1940 Air Party departed RAF Shaibah for RAF Habbaniya
23 Sept 1940 Ground echelon arrived at Beersheba
24 Sep 1940 Air Party departed RAF Habbaniya for RAF Heliopolis via Lydda
24 Sept 1940 Ground echelon arrived at RAF Ismailia
25 Sept 1940 Ground echelon arrived at RAF Heliopolis
21 Oct 1940 Ground Convoy departed RAF Heliopolis for Amriya
22 Oct 1940 'B' Flight departed on detachment to Fuka in the Western Desert
22 Oct 1940 'C' Flights departed on detachment to Qotifiya in the Western Desert
 5 Nov 1940 'B and 'C' Flights returned to RAF Heliopolis
 8 Nov 1940 'A' Flight departed RAF Heliopolis for Eleusis in Greece
10 Nov 1940 Ground Party departed RAF Heliopolis for Alexandria
10 Nov 1940 A' Flight moved from Eleusis to Menidi
11 Nov 1940 Ground Party commenced loading on to SS Clan Macarthur
13 Nov 1940 Ground Party completed being loaded on to SS Clan Macarthur
14 Nov 1940 SS Clan Macarthur departed Alexandria for Greece
15 Nov 1940 Personnel boarded HMS Glasgow, Gloucester, Sydney and York
16 Nov 1940 Vessels arrived at Piraeus in Greece and squadron proceeded to Tatoi aerodrome
18 Nov 1940 MT arrived at Tatoi
22 Nov 1940 'B' and C' Flight arrived at Tatoi

Source - No 84 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/695)

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