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RAF Base, Malta


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This was formed on 1 August 1923 from HQ Flight, Malta and No 481 Flight

January 1924

Location Command/Group Units
Calafrana, Malta RAF Mediterranean
  • No 481 Flight

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arnold J Miley 28 Aug 1923 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt Thomas W Elmhirst  1 Aug 1923 AFC; later AM
Fg Off/Obs Off William E James  1 Aug 1923  
Fg Off/Obs Off William R Haywood  1 Aug 1923  
Fg Off/Obs Off Frederick H H Twelvetree  1 Aug 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off John  C Shakeshaft  1 Aug 1923  
Fg Off Harry B Hawker 28 Aug 1923  
Accountant
Flt Lt Robert M Grundy  1 Aug 1923  

Source - Air Force List January 1924

May 1924

Location Command/Group Units
Calafrana, Malta RAF Mediterranean
  • No 481 Flight

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Leonard H Slatter 26 Jan 1924 Officer Commanding, OBE, DSC, DFC; later AM
Fg Off/Obs Off William E James  1 Aug 1923  
Fg Off/Obs Off William R Haywood  1 Aug 1923  
Fg Off/Obs Off Frederick H H Twelvetree  1 Aug 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off John  C Shakeshaft  1 Aug 1923  
Fg Off Harry B Hawker 28 Aug 1923  
Accountant
Flt Lt Robert M Grundy  1 Aug 1923  

Source - Air Force List May 1924

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

Location Command/Group Units
Calafrana, Malta RAF Mediterranean
  • No 481 Flight

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Leonard H Slatter 26 Jan 1924 Officer Commanding, OBE, DSC, DFC; later AM
Flt Lt Harold W Evens 13 Mar 1925  
Fg Off/Obs Off Horace G P Ovenden 30 Apr 1925  
Fg Off/Obs Off William E James  1 Aug 1923  
Fg Off/Obs Off Victor H Clift  6 Nov 1924  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Frank E Shersby 27 Feb 1925  
Accountant
Flt Lt Robert M Grundy  1 Aug 1923  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Edmond F N Currey 26 Jan 1925  

Source - Air Force List July 1925

March 1926

Location Command/Group Units
Calafrana, Malta RAF Mediterranean
  • No 481 Flight

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Leonard H Slatter 26 Jan 1924 Officer Commanding, OBE, DSC, DFC; later AM
Flt Lt Harold W Evens 13 Mar 1925  
Hon Flt Lt Rowley Kennedy 31 Oct 1925  
Fg Off/Obs Off Horace G P Ovenden 30 Apr 1925  
Fg Off/Obs Off William E James  1 Aug 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Frank E Shersby 27 Feb 1925  
Accountant
Flt Lt James H B Carron 12 Dec 1925  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Edmond F N Currey 26 Jan 1925  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Location Command/Group Units
Calafrana, Malta RAF Mediterranean
  • No 481 Flight

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off James C Stevens  7 Dec 1925  
Fg Off William E James  1 Aug 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Frank E Shersby 27 Feb 1925  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt James H B Carron 12 Dec 1925  
Medical Branch
Hon Sqn Ldr Edmond F N Currey 26 Jan 1925  

Source - Air Force List July 1926

December 1926

Location Command/Group Units
Calafrana, Malta RAF Mediterranean
  • HQ

  • No 481 Flight

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Gilbert G H Cooke 20 Aug 1926 Officer Commanding, DSC, AFC
Flt Lt Colin Boumphrey 15 Oct 1926  
Fg Off James C Stevens  7 Dec 1925 Armament duties
Fg Off William E James  1 Aug 1923 Engineer duties
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Frank E Shersby 27 Feb 1925  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off William E V Richards 25 Aug 1926 later A/Cdre
Medical Branch
Hon Sqn Ldr Edmond F N Currey 26 Jan 1925  

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

July 1927

Location Command/Group Units
Calafrana, Malta RAF Mediterranean
  • No 402 Flight

  • No 421 Flight (half)

  • No 423 Flight

  • No 460 Flight

  • No 481 Flight

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Gilbert G H Cooke 20 Aug 1926 Officer Commanding, DSC, AFC
Sqn Ldr Eric B Beauman 23 Nov 1926  
Flt Lt Colin Boumphrey 15 Oct 1926  
Flt Lt Albert E Case 22 Mar 1927 Engineer duties
Flt Lt James C Stevens  7 Dec 1925 Armament duties
Fg Off Christopher O Towler 19 Oct 1926 Engineer duties, DSM
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Lawrence H Hillier 29 Nov 1926  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Ernest W Horncastle  2 Jan 1927  
Medical Branch
Hon Sqn Ldr Edmond F N Currey 26 Jan 1925  

Source - Air Force List July 1927

July 1928

Location Command/Group Units
Calafrana, Malta RAF Mediterranean
  • No 402 Flight

  • No 404 Flight

  • No 407 Flight

  • No 423 Flight

  • No 445 Flight

  • No 446 Flight

  • No 460 Flight

  • No 463 Flight

  • No 464 Flight

  • No 481 Flight

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Gilbert G H Cooke 20 Aug 1926 Officer Commanding, DSC, AFC
Sqn Ldr Eric B Beauman 23 Nov 1926  
Flt Lt Ferdinand M F West 30 Mar 1928 VC, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William V Simons 15 Oct 1927 Armament duties
Flt Lt Albert E Case 22 Mar 1927 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Christopher O Towler 19 Oct 1926 Engineer duties, DSM
Fg Off William Dickison  1 Oct 1927 Engineer duties, DSM
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Lawrence H Hillier 29 Nov 1926  
Fg Off Ernest G Jolliffe 30 Mar 1928  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Ernest W Horncastle  2 Jan 1927  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt John B Gregor 14 Jul 1927  
Education Officer
Capt Albert B Fanstone  1 Nov 1927 Grade III, AFC, MA, AFRAeS

Source - Air Force List July 1928

September 1928

Location Command/Group Units
Calafrana, Malta RAF Mediterranean
  • No 402 Flight

  • No 404 Flight

  • No 407 Flight

  • No 423 Flight

  • No 445 Flight

  • No 446 Flight

  • No 460 Flight

  • No 463 Flight

  • No 464 Flight

  • No 481 (Coastal Reconnaissance) Flight

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Gilbert G H Cooke 20 Aug 1926 Officer Commanding, DSC, AFC
Sqn Ldr Eric B Beauman 23 Nov 1926  
Flt Lt Ferdinand M F West 30 Mar 1928 VC, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William V Simons 15 Oct 1927 Armament duties
Flt Lt Albert E Case 22 Mar 1927 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Christopher O Towler 19 Oct 1926 Engineer duties, DSM
Fg Off William Dickison  1 Oct 1927 Engineer duties, DSM
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Lawrence H Hillier 29 Nov 1926  
Fg Off Ernest G Jolliffe 30 Mar 1928  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Ernest W Horncastle  2 Jan 1927  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt John B Gregor 14 Jul 1927  
Education Officer
Capt Albert B Fanstone  1 Nov 1927 Grade III, AFC, MA, AFRAeS

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

July 1929

Location Command/Group Units
Calafrana, Malta RAF Mediterranean
  • No 202 (Flying Boat) Squadron

  • No 402 Flight

  • No 404 Flight

  • No 407 Flight

  • No 445 Flight

  • No 446 Flight

  • No 448 Flight

  • No 460 Flight

  • No 463 Flight

  • No 464 Flight

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Gilbert G H Cooke 20 Aug 1926 Officer Commanding, DSC, AFC
Sqn Ldr Alexander Gray 27 Oct 1928 MC, later AVM
Sqn Ldr Ronald H Kershaw 30 Oct 1928  
Flt Lt Ferdinand M F West 30 Mar 1928 VC, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William V Simons 15 Oct 1927 Armament duties
Flt Lt Albert E Case 22 Mar 1927 Engineer duties
Fg Off William Dickison  1 Oct 1927 Engineer duties, DSM
Fg Off John G Franks 24 Sep 1928 later AVM
Fg Off Victor G A Hatcher  2 Nov 1928 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Eustace G Keeping 29 Sep 1928  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Ernest W Horncastle  2 Jan 1927  
Fg Off Arthur L Derry 24 May 1929 later A/Cdre
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Philip D Burling 25 Nov 1928 MB
Fg Off Alistair R French 20 Oct 1928  
Education Officer
Capt Albert B Fanstone  1 Nov 1927 Grade III, AFC, MA, AFRAeS

Source - Air Force List July 1929

July 1930

Location Command/Group Units
Calafrana, Malta RAF Mediterranean
  • No 202 (Flying Boat) Squadron

  • No 402 Flight

  • No 448 Flight

  • No 460 Flight

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Frederick G D Hards 18 Jan 1930 Officer Commanding, DSC, DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Wilfrid H Dolphin 28 Feb 1930  
Sqn Ldr Ferdinand M F West 30 Mar 1928 VC, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Philip M McSwiney 27 Mar 1930 Armament duties
Flt Lt Albert E Case 22 Mar 1927 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Geoffrey D Middleton  5 Mar 1930  
Fg Off William Dickison  1 Oct 1927 Engineer duties, DSM
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Eustace G Keeping 29 Sep 1928  
Fg Off

Bertram E Essex

 5 Jul 1929 later AVM
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Kenneth R Money  8 Oct 1929 OBE
Fg Off Arthur L Derry 24 May 1929 later A/Cdre
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Llewelyn C Palmer Jones  5 Aug 1929 MB, ChB
Education Officer
Capt Albert B Fanstone  1 Nov 1927 Grade III, AFC, MA, AFRAeS

Source - Air Force List July 1930

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

Location Command/Group Units
Calafrana, Malta RAF Mediterranean
  • No 202 (Flying Boat) Squadron

  • No 402 Flight

  • No 448 Flight

  • No 460 Flight

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Frederick G D Hards 18 Jan 1930 Officer Commanding, DSC, DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Wilfrid H Dolphin 28 Feb 1930  
Sqn Ldr Ferdinand M F West 30 Mar 1928 VC, MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Philip M McSwiney 27 Mar 1930 Armament duties
Flt Lt Albert E Case 22 Mar 1927 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Humphrey M Whittle 23 Mar 1931  
Flt Lt William Dickison  1 Oct 1927 Engineer duties, DSM
Flt Lt Harold F Luck 22 May 1931  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Eustace G Keeping 29 Sep 1928  
Fg Off

Bertram E Essex

 5 Jul 1929 later AVM
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Kenneth R Money  8 Oct 1929 OBE
Fg Off Norman Wallett 10 Mar1931  
Medical Branch
Sqn Ldr Charles A Lindup 28 Dec 1930 MRCS, LRCP
Education Officer
Dr/Lt Edward A F Reeve  1 Sep 1930 Grade III, MSc, PhD

 Source - Air Force List July 1931

July 1932

Location Command/Group Units
Calafrana, Malta RAF Mediterranean
  • No 202 (Flying Boat) Squadron

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Francis J Linnell 26 Sep 1931 Officer Commanding, OBE; later AM
Sqn Ldr Ferdinand M F West 30 Mar 1928 VC, MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Philip M McSwiney 27 Mar 1930 Armament duties
Sqn Ldr Edric W Broadberry 14 Aug 1931 Engineer duties, MC
Flt Lt William E James  4 Mar 1932  
Flt Lt Thomas H Perry-Keene  4 Mar 1932 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Archibald H Harrison 26 Sep 1931 Engineer duties, DSM
Flt Lt Harold F Luck 22 May 1931 Adjutant
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Albert E F McCreary 18 Dec 1931  
Flt Lt

Bertram E Essex

 5 Jul 1929 later AVM
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Francis H Wakeford  8 Jan 1932  
Fg Off Norman Wallett 10 Mar1931  
Medical Branch
Sqn Ldr Edward C K H Foreman  6 Dec 1931 MRCS, LRCP
Flt Lt Andrew S Burns  4 Dec 1931 MB, ChB
Education Officer
Dr/Lt Edward A F Reeve  1 Sep 1930 Grade III, MSc, PhD

Source - Air Force List July 1932

July 1933

Location Command/Group Units
Calafrana, Malta RAF Mediterranean
  • No 202 (Flying Boat) Squadron

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Reginald L G Marix

19 Sep 1932 Officer Commanding, DSO; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Harold W Evens  7 Sep 1932  
Sqn Ldr Philip M McSwiney 27 Mar 1930 Armament duties
Sqn Ldr Edric W Broadberry 14 Aug 1931 Engineer duties, MC
Flt Lt John C M Hay 26 Sep 1931 Adjutant
Flt Lt William E James  4 Mar 1932  
Flt Lt Thomas H Perry-Keene  4 Mar 1932 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Archibald H Harrison 26 Sep 1931 Engineer duties, DSM
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Albert E F McCreary 18 Dec 1931  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Francis H Wakeford  8 Jan 1932  
Fg Off Norman Wallett 10 Mar1931  
Medical Branch
Sqn Ldr Edward C K H Foreman  6 Dec 1931 MRCS, LRCP
Fg Off Edwin Donovan  9 Feb 1933 MB, ChB
Education Officer
Dr/Lt Edward A F Reeve  1 Sep 1930 Grade III, MSc, PhD
Civilian Stores Officer
Sqn Ldr (Ret) L A Lavender    
Warrant Officers
WO Frank Clay 17 Jan 1933  
WO Edwin J Adams  4 Apr 1930  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Edwin Dodd  6 Dec 1928  
WO II Reginald A Stacey 30 Apr 1930  
WO II Wellis Tomlinson 25 Nov 1925  
WO II Sanson R Brown 23 Nov 1932  
WO II William H King  6 Dec 1931  

Source - Air Force List July 1933

January 1934

 

Location Command/Group Units
Calafrana, Malta RAF Mediterranean
  • No 202 (Flying Boat) Squadron

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Reginald L G Marix

19 Sep 1932 Officer Commanding, DSO; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Harold W Evens  7 Sep 1932  
Sqn Ldr Philip M McSwiney 27 Mar 1930 Armament duties
Sqn Ldr Edric W Broadberry 14 Aug 1931 Engineer duties, MC
Flt Lt John M J C J I Rock de Besombes  1 Oct 1933 Adjutant
Flt Lt William E James  4 Mar 1932  
Flt Lt Archibald H Harrison 26 Sep 1931 Engineer duties, DSM
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Albert E F McCreary 18 Dec 1931  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Norman Wallett 10 Mar1931  
Medical Branch
Sqn Ldr Edward C K H Foreman  6 Dec 1931 MRCS, LRCP
Fg Off George Gilchrist 24 Nov 1933 MB, BS
Dental Branch
Flt Lt William D Guyler 10 Nov 1933 LDS
Education Officer
Dr/Lt Edward A F Reeve  1 Sep 1930 Grade III, MSc, PhD
Civilian Stores Officer
Sqn Ldr (Ret) L A Lavender    
Warrant Officers
WO Frank Clay 17 Jan 1933  
WO Edwin J Adams  4 Apr 1930  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Edwin Dodd  6 Dec 1928  
WO II Wellis Tomlinson 25 Nov 1925  
WO II Sanson R Brown 23 Nov 1932  
WO II William H King  6 Dec 1931  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

Location Command/Group Units
Calafrana, Malta RAF Mediterranean
  • No 202 (Flying Boat) Squadron

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt John Sowrey 29 Mar 1934 Officer Commanding, AFC
Sqn Ldr Philip M McSwiney 27 Mar 1930 Armament duties
Sqn Ldr Edric W Broadberry 14 Aug 1931 Engineer duties, MC
Sqn Ldr George E Ranson  2 Feb 1934  
Flt Lt John M J C J I Rock de Besombes  1 Oct 1933 Adjutant
Flt Lt William E James  4 Mar 1932 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Archibald H Harrison 26 Sep 1931 Engineer duties, DSM
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Douglas A W Sugden 25 May 1934  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt William J Heneghan 14 Apr 1934  
Fg Off Norman Wallett 10 Mar1931  
Medical Branch
Sqn Ldr Edward C K H Foreman  6 Dec 1931 MRCS, LRCP
Dental Branch
Flt Lt William D Guyler 10 Nov 1933 LDS
Education Officer
Dr/Lt Edward A F Reeve  1 Sep 1930 Grade III, MSc, PhD
Civilian Stores Officer
Sqn Ldr (Ret) L A Lavender    
Warrant Officers
WO Frank Clay 17 Jan 1933  
WO Fred C Freemantle 14 Apr 1934  
WO Horace Furner 30 Apr 1934  
WO Edwin J Adams  4 Apr 1930  
WO Sanson R Brown 23 Nov 1932  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Albert E Engleys 30 Apr 1934  

Source - Air Force List July 1934

It was disbanded on 1 April 1935 by being redesignating RAF Station Calafrana

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