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RAF Base, Singapore


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This was formed in May 1929 at Seletar in Singapore

July 1929

Location Command/Group Units
Seletar, Singapore Far East Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes

No personnel listed

Source - Air Force List July 1929

July 1930

Location Command/Group Units
Seletar, Singapore Far East Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt Henry M Cave-Browne-Cave  1 Jan 1930 Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC; later AVM

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
Seletar, Singapore Far East Command  

 

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Gp Capt Alan H Jackson 21 Aug 1930 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr William E Reason 31 Jan 1931
Flt Lt Frank L Hopps 22 Nov 1930 AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Dudley d'H Humphreys 17 Jan 1931  
Flt Lt Guy M Knocker 17 Jan 1931  
Flt Lt John F Titmas 14 Oct 1930 Engineer duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William S Allen 17 Jan 1931 Signal duties
Flt Lt Robert D McE Hart 14 Nov 1930 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Victor Croome  5 Mar 1931 Engineer duties
Stores Branch
Sqn Ldr Thomas G Skeats 14 Oct 1930 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt George G C Pigott 22 Nov 1930  
Fg Off Philip P S Rickard 17 Jan 1931  
Accountant Branch
Sqn Ldr Cecil C J Croydon 14 Oct 1930
Fg Off Vladimir Matveieff 17 Jan 1931  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Eustatius W E Griffiths 20 Mar 1931 MB, ChB

 Source - Air Force List July 1931

July 1932

Location Command/Group Units
Seletar, Singapore Far East Command  

 

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Gp Capt Alan H Jackson 21 Aug 1930 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr William E Reason 31 Jan 1931
Flt Lt Frank L Hopps 22 Nov 1930 AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt

John D Breakey

16 May 1931 DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Dudley d'H Humphreys 17 Jan 1931 Adjutant
Flt Lt Guy M Knocker 17 Jan 1931  
Flt Lt William S Allen 17 Jan 1931 Signal duties
Flt Lt Robert D McE Hart 14 Nov 1930 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Robert S Bruce 12 Feb 1932 Armament duties, MBE
Flt Lt Victor Croome  5 Mar 1931 Engineer duties
Stores Branch
Sqn Ldr Thomas G Skeats 14 Oct 1930 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt George G C Pigott 22 Nov 1930  
Fg Off Philip P S Rickard 17 Jan 1931  
Accountant Branch
Sqn Ldr Cecil C J Croydon 14 Oct 1930
Fg Off Vladimir Matveieff 17 Jan 1931  
Medical Branch
Sqn Ldr Albert E Barr-Sim  9 Oct 1931 MB, ChB
Fg Off Eustatius W E Griffiths 20 Mar 1931 MB, ChB
Education Officer
Lt William Miller  1 Nov 1930 DFC, BA

Source - Air Force List July 1932

July 1933

Location Command/Group Units
Seletar, Singapore Far East Command  

 

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Gp Capt Alan H Jackson 21 Aug 1930 Officer Commanding,
Wg Cdr Paul B Hunter 23 Sep 1932 Engineer Duties
Sqn Ldr Frank L Hopps 22 Nov 1930 AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt William N Plenderleith 12 Mar 1933  
Flt Lt Guy M Knocker 17 Jan 1931  
Flt Lt William S Allen 17 Jan 1931 Signal duties
Flt Lt Joseph H Hargroves  3 Jan 1933  
Flt Lt Robert S Bruce 12 Feb 1932 Armament duties, MBE
Flt Lt Victor Croome  5 Mar 1931 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Arthur W B McDonald 23 Sep 1932 Engineer duties; later AM
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Alfred G Knight 23 Sep 1932 MBE
Flt Lt George G C Pigott 22 Nov 1930  
Fg Off Philip P S Rickard 17 Jan 1931  
Accountant Branch
Sqn Ldr Edwin J Grout 23 Sep 1932
Fg Off Vladimir Matveieff 17 Jan 1931  
Medical Branch
Sqn Ldr Albert E Barr-Sim  9 Oct 1931 MB, ChB
Flt Lt Thomas D L Bolan  9 Feb 1933 LRCP & S
Education Officer
Lt William Miller  1 Nov 1930 DFC, BA
Warrant Officers
WO Richard L Pearce 11 Mar 1933  
WO William A Matthew 23 Oct 1932  
WO Herbert W Smith 14 Mar 1932 MBE
WO Percy J Holt 31 Mar 1933  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II James B Meadmore  8 Nov 1931  

Source - Air Force List July 1933

January 1934

 

Location Command/Group Units
Seletar, Singapore Far East Command  

 

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Gp Capt Sydney W Smith  7 Oct 1933 Officer Commanding, OBE; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr Paul B Hunter 23 Sep 1932 Engineer Duties
Sqn Ldr Frank L Hopps 22 Nov 1930 AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt William N Plenderleith 12 Mar 1933  
Flt Lt Guy M Knocker 17 Jan 1931  
Flt Lt Graham C Bladon 22 Sep 1933 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William S Allen 17 Jan 1931 Signal duties
Flt Lt Joseph H Hargroves  3 Jan 1933  
Flt Lt Robert S Bruce 12 Feb 1932 Armament duties, MBE
Flt Lt Victor Croome  5 Mar 1931 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Cyril B Greet 2 Sep 1933  
Flt Lt George A R Muschamp 10 Jun 1933 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Arthur W B McDonald 23 Sep 1932 Engineer duties; later AM
Flt Lt Gordon V Carey  8 Dec 1933  
Flt Lt James D F Bruce  8 Dec 1933 Engineer duties
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Alfred G Knight 23 Sep 1932 MBE
Flt Lt George G C Pigott 22 Nov 1930  
Fg Off Philip P S Rickard 17 Jan 1931  
Fg Off Llewelyn Llewelyn 22 Sep 1933  
Sqn Ldr Edwin J Grout 23 Sep 1932
Fg Off Vladimir Matveieff 17 Jan 1931  
Medical Branch
Sqn Ldr Albert E Barr-Sim  9 Oct 1931 MB, ChB
Flt Lt Thomas D L Bolan  9 Feb 1933 LRCP & S
Education Officer
Mr Reginald H Bennett 18 Aug 1933 MA
Warrant Officers
WO Richard L Pearce 11 Mar 1933  
WO William A Matthew 23 Oct 1932  
WO Herbert W Smith 14 Mar 1932 MBE
WO John F Hall 21 Oct 1933  
WO Percy J Holt 31 Mar 1933  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II James B Meadmore  8 Nov 1931  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

Location Command/Group Units
Seletar, Singapore Far East Command  

 

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Wg Cdr Edward J P Burling  1 Dec 1933 Officer Commanding, DSC, DFC, AFC
Flt Lt Joseph H Hargroves  3 Jan 1933  
Flt Lt Robert S Bruce 12 Feb 1932 Armament duties, MBE
Flt Lt George A R Muschamp 10 Jun 1933 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Arthur W B McDonald 23 Sep 1932 Engineer duties; later AM
Flt Lt James D F Bruce  8 Dec 1933 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Hubert H Chapman  6 Jan 1934 Signal duties; later AVM
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Joe Davison  6 Jan 1934  
Fg Off Llewelyn Llewelyn 22 Sep 1933  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Claude F Goatcher  6 Jan 1934
Fg Off Vernon H Lewis 22 Sep 1933  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Thomas D L Bolan  9 Feb 1933 LRCP & S
Education Officer
Mr Reginald H Bennett 18 Aug 1933 MA
Warrant Officers
WO Richard L Pearce 11 Mar 1933  
WO Leonard Spencer  4 Feb 1934  
WO Percy J Holt 31 Mar 1933  
WO Alfred W Coe  4 Feb 1934  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Harold Stanway  5 Jan 1934  

Source - Air Force List July 1934

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

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