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Palestine Command Personnel, units and locations


[May 1923 | Jul 1923 | Jan 1924 | May 1924 | Jan 1925 | Feb 1925 | Mar 1925 | Apr 1925 | May 1925 | Jun 1925 | Jul 1925 | Mar 1926 | Jul 1926]

Formed by raising Palestine Wing to Command status in September 1922

May 1923

Location Controlled
Bir Salem, Ludd
  • Palestine Horse Transport Company - Sarafand

  • Supply Depot - Sarafand

  • Ordnance Depot - Sarafand

  • Palestine General Hospital - Ludd

  • Combined Hospital - Jenin

  • Sick Quarters - Samakh

  • Command Accounts Office - Bir Salem

Palestine Wing - Bir Salem

  • No 14 Squadron - Ramleh

    • Meteorological Station - Ramleh

  • No 1 Armoured Car Company (HQ & 2 Sections) - Jerusalem

    • 1 Section

  • No 2 Armoured Car Company (HQ & 1 Section) - Jerusalem

    • 1 Section

  • MT Workshops and Pool

RAF Trans-Jordania

  • HQ - Amman

  • Flying Section - Amman

  • 1 Section of No 2 Armoured Car Company - Amman

  • Meteorological Station - Amman

Palestine Brigade

  • 1st Battalion, 14th Punjab Regiment - Sarafand

  • 31st Lancers (less 1 Squadron) - Sarafand

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Maj-Gen (Temp AVM) Sir Henry H Tudor 16 Jun 1922 General Officer Commanding, KCB, CMG
Col Cuthbert Evans 15 May 1922 GSO I, CB, CMG, DSO
Col Hector G Reid  9 Mar 1922 Colonel i/c Administration, CMG, CBE, DSO
Maj Cyril A Shute 16 May 1922 Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General - Indian Army, CBE
Maj Ronald H Mylne 25 May 1922 Deputy Assistant Adjutant General - Indian Army, MC
Flt Lt William H de W Waller 15 Jun 1922 ADC to GOC, AFC
Capt Arthur H Cope 15 May 1922 GSO III, DSO
Capt Duncan McCallum 15 May 1922 Liaison Officer, Syria, MC
Supply Administration
Bt Lt Col William Elliott  1 Sep 1922 Deputy Assistant Director Supply and Transport, CB, CBE, DSO, RASC
Medical Administration
Lt Col Archibald N Fleming   (Assistant) Director of Medical Services, DSO, MB, FRCS(E) - Indian Army
Chaplains Branch
Rev George A Davies 13 Dec 1922 BA
Local Audit
Mr C J Galpin   Chief Auditor and Adviser on Expenditure to GOC, DSO
Mr R Bartholomew   Assistant to Chief Auditor
Mr F W Filbee   Accounts Officer (acting)

Source - May 1923 Air Force List

July 1923

Location Controlled
Bir Salem, Ludd
  • 1st Battalion, 14th Punjab Regiment - Sarafand

  • 31st Lancers (less 1 Squadron) - Sarafand

  • Palestine Horse Transport Company - Sarafand

  • Supply Depot - Sarafand

  • Ordnance Depot - Sarafand

  • Embarkation Staff - Suez

  • Palestine General Hospital - Ludd

  • Combined Hospital - Jenin

  • Sick Quarters - Samakh

  • Detention Hospital - Jerusalem

  • Command Accounts Office - Bir Salem

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Maj-Gen (Temp AVM) Sir Henry H Tudor 16 Jun 1922 General Officer Commanding, KCB, CMG
Col Cuthbert Evans 15 May 1922 GSO I, CB, CMG, DSO
Col Hector G Reid  9 Mar 1922 Colonel i/c Administration, CMG, CBE, DSO
Maj Cyril A Shute 16 May 1922 Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General - Indian Army, CBE
Maj Edmund de W Waller  5 May 1923 Deputy Assistant Adjutant General - Indian Army, MC
Flt Lt Felix St J Woollard  4 May 1923 Camp Commandant, AFC
Flt Lt William H de W Waller 15 Jun 1922 ADC to GOC, AFC
Capt Arthur H Cope 15 May 1922 GSO III, DSO
Capt Duncan McCallum 15 May 1922 Liaison Officer, Syria, MC
Supply Administration
Bt Lt Col William Elliott  1 Sep 1922 Deputy Assistant Director Supply and Transport, CB, CBE, DSO, RASC
Medical Administration
Lt Col Archibald N Fleming   (Assistant) Director of Medical Services, DSO, MB, FRCS(E) - Indian Army
Flt Lt Terence C St C Morton  5 May 1923 Supernumerary
Flt Lt Thomas M Walker  5 May 1923 Supernumerary
Flt Lt Harry Steele  5 May 1923 Quartermaster (Medical)
Chaplains Branch
Rev George A Davies 13 Dec 1922 BA
Local Audit
Mr C J Galpin   Chief Auditor and Adviser on Expenditure to GOC, DSO
Mr R Bartholomew   Assistant to Chief Auditor
Mr F W Filbee   Accounts Officer (acting)

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

January 1924

Location Controlled
Bir Salem, Ludd
  • 2nd Battalion, 1Duke of Wellington's Regiment - Jarusalem

  • Supply Depot - Sarafand

  • Palestine General Hospital - Ludd

  • Combined Hospital - Jenin

  • Command Accounts Office - Bir Salem

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Maj-Gen (Temp AVM) Sir Henry H Tudor 16 Jun 1922 General Officer Commanding, KCB, CMG
Col Hector G Reid  9 Mar 1922 Colonel i/c Administration, CMG, CBE, DSO
Maj Cyril A Shute 16 May 1922 Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General - Indian Army, CBE
Maj Edmund de W Waller  5 May 1923 Deputy Assistant Adjutant General - Indian Army, MC
Flt Lt Felix St J Woollard  4 May 1923 Camp Commandant, AFC
Flt Lt William H de W Waller 15 Jun 1922 ADC to GOC, AFC
Capt Arthur H Cope 15 May 1922 GSO III, DSO
Capt Duncan McCallum 15 May 1922 Liaison Officer, Syria, MC
Medical Administration
Wg Cdr William Tyrell 28 Jul 1923 Principal Medical Officer and OC, Palestine General Hospital, DSO, MC, MB, DPH
Flt Lt John H B Landells   Supernumerary (Pending Disposal), MB
Chaplains Branch
Rev George A Davies 13 Dec 1922 BA
Local Audit
Mr C J Galpin   Chief Auditor and Adviser on Expenditure to GOC, DSO
Mr R Bartholomew   Assistant to Chief Auditor
Mr F W Filbee   Accounts Officer (acting)

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

May 1924

Location Controlled
Bir Salem, Ludd
  • No 14 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Ramleh

    • Meteorological Station - Ramleh

  • No 2 Armoured Car Company (HQ and 2 Sections) - Sarafand

    • 'D' Section, No 2 ACC - Jerusalem

    • Repair Section - Sarafand

    • Transport Section - Sarafand

  • Supply Depot - Sarafand

  • Palestine General Hospital - Ludd

  • Combined Hospital - Jenin

  • Command Accounts Office - Bir Salem

  • 9th Queen's Royal Lancers - Sarafand

  • 2nd Battalion, 1Duke of Wellington's Regiment - Jarusalem

  • No 2 Wireless Company (HQ and No 1 Section), Royal Corps of Signals - Sarafand

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Eugene L Gerrard 29 Feb 1924 Air Officer Commanding, CMG, DSO
Col Hector G Reid  9 Mar 1922 Colonel i/c Administration, CMG, CBE, DSO
Sqn Ldr William H de W Waller 15 Jun 1922 AFC
Maj Cyril A Shute 16 May 1922 Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General - Indian Army, CBE
Maj Edmund de W Waller  5 May 1923 Deputy Assistant Adjutant General - Indian Army, MC
Flt Lt Felix St J Woollard  4 May 1923 Camp Commandant, AFC
Capt Arthur H Cope 15 May 1922 GSO III, DSO
Capt Duncan McCallum 15 May 1922 Liaison Officer, Syria, MC
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Walter Thorne  2 Apr 1924 Stores Staff Duties; later AVM
Medical Administration
Wg Cdr William Tyrell 28 Jul 1923 Principal Medical Officer and OC, Palestine General Hospital, DSO, MC, MB, DPH
Sqn Ldr Robert A G Elliott   Deputy Principal Medical Officer
Flt Lt John H B Landells   Supernumerary (Pending Disposal), MB
Chaplains Branch
Rev George A Davies 13 Dec 1922 BA
Local Audit
Mr C J Galpin   Chief Auditor and Adviser on Expenditure to GOC, DSO
Mr R Bartholomew   Assistant to Chief Auditor
Mr F W Filbee   Accounts Officer (acting)

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

Location Controlled
Bir Salem, Ludd
  • No 14 (Army Co-operation) Squadron (less 1 flight) - Ramleh

    • Meteorological Station - Ramleh

  • No 2 Armoured Car Company (HQ and 'A' Section) - Sarafand

    • 'B' Section, No 2 ACC - Jerusalem

    • Repair Section - Sarafand

    • Transport Section - Sarafand

  • Supply Depot - Sarafand

  • Palestine General Hospital - Ludd

  • 9th Queen's Royal Lancers - Sarafand

  • No 2 Wireless Company (HQ and No 1 Section), Royal Corps of Signals - Sarafand

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Eugene L Gerrard 29 Feb 1924 Air Officer Commanding, CMG, DSO
Wg Cdr William H Primrose  7 Mar 1925 Air Staff Duties, DFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Herbert A Michell 15 Apr 1924 Personnel Staff Duties
Maj Norman S Hart 17 Jun 1924 GSO II, The Rifles
Maj Cyril A Shute 16 May 1922 Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General - Indian Army, CBE
Maj Arthur G Salisbury-Jones 24 Apr 1924 Liaison Officer, Syria (Class FF) - Capt, Coldstream Guards
Flt Lt Felix St J Woollard  4 May 1923 Camp Commandant, AFC
Flt Lt Slyvester L Quine  1 Feb 1924 Signals Duties, MC
Fg Off Frederick T Eades 18 Oct 1924 Signals Duties
Fg Off Frank C T Rowe 24 Feb 1925 Personnel Staff Duties
Stores Branch
Sqn Ldr John S Goggin  1 Feb 1924 Stores Staff Duties
Flt Lt Walter Thorne  2 Apr 1924 later AVM
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr William Tyrell 28 Jul 1923 Principal Medical Officer and OC, Palestine General Hospital, DSO, MC, MB, DPH
Sqn Ldr Robert A G Elliott   Deputy Principal Medical Officer
Chaplains Branch
Rev Mackenzie J Eland 27 Jun 1924  
Education Officer
Maj Richard R Willis 16 Feb 1924 Grade IV (acting Grade III), VC
Command Accounts Office
Sqn Ldr Percy J Wiseman 23 Sep 1924 HQ Accountant Officer
Flt Lt John Sullivan 15 Oct 1924  
Fg Off Herbert C Roberts  6 Oct 1922  

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

March 1926

Location Controlled
Bir Salem, Ludd
  • No 14 (Army Co-operation) Squadron (less 1 flight) - Ramleh

    • Meteorological Station - Ramleh

  • No 2 Armoured Car Company (HQ and 'A' Section) - Sarafand

    • 'B' Section, No 2 ACC - Jerusalem

    • Repair Section - Sarafand

    • Transport Section - Sarafand

  • Supply Depot - Sarafand

  • Palestine General Hospital - Ludd

  • 9th Queen's Royal Lancers - Sarafand

  • No 2 Wireless Company, Royal Corps of Signals - Sarafand

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Eugene L Gerrard 29 Feb 1924 Air Officer Commanding, CMG, DSO
Wg Cdr William H Primrose  7 Mar 1925 Air Staff Duties, DFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Edward R L Corballis 30 Oct 1925 Personnel Staff Duties, DSO, OBE
Maj Norman S Hart 17 Jun 1924 GSO II, The Rifles
Maj Cyril A Shute 16 May 1922 Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General - Indian Army, CBE
Maj Arthur G Salisbury-Jones 24 Apr 1924 Liaison Officer, Syria (Class FF) - Capt, Coldstream Guards
Flt Lt

Allan R Churchman

12 Dec 1925 Personnel Staff Duties, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John R Cassidy 11 Dec 1925 Signals Duties; later AVM
Fg Off Terence Sullivan 12 Dec 1925 Signals Duties
Fg Off Frank C T Rowe 24 Feb 1925 Personnel Staff Duties
Stores Branch
Sqn Ldr John S Goggin  1 Feb 1924 Stores Staff Duties
Flt Lt Walter Thorne  2 Apr 1924 later AVM
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr William Tyrell 28 Jul 1923 Principal Medical Officer and OC, Palestine General Hospital, DSO, MC, MB, DPH
Sqn Ldr Robert A G Elliott   Deputy Principal Medical Officer
Chaplains Branch
Rev John H P Still 18 Dec 1925 BA
Education Officer
Maj Richard R Willis 16 Feb 1924 Grade IV (acting Grade III), VC
Command Accounts Office
Sqn Ldr Percy J Wiseman 23 Sep 1924 HQ Accountant Officer
Flt Lt John Sullivan 15 Oct 1924  
Fg Off Herbert C Roberts  6 Oct 1922  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Location Controlled
Bir Salem, Ludd
  • No 14 (Army Co-operation) Squadron (less 1 flight) - Ramleh

    • Meteorological Station - Ramleh

  • No 2 Armoured Car Company (HQ and 'A' Section) - Sarafand

    • 'B' Section, No 2 ACC - Jerusalem

    • Repair Section - Sarafand

    • Transport Section - Sarafand

  • Supply Depot - Sarafand

  • Palestine General Hospital - Ludd

  • 9th Queen's Royal Lancers - Sarafand

  • No 2 Wireless Company (HQ and No 1 Section), Royal Corps of Signals - Sarafand

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Eugene L Gerrard 29 Feb 1924 Air Officer Commanding, CMG, DSO
Wg Cdr William H Primrose  7 Mar 1925 Air Staff Duties, DFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Edward R L Corballis 30 Oct 1925 Personnel Staff Duties, DSO, OBE
Maj Cyril A Shute 16 May 1922 Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General - Indian Army, CBE
Maj Arthur G Salisbury-Jones 24 Apr 1924 Liaison Officer, Syria (Class FF) - Capt, Coldstream Guards
Flt Lt

Allan R Churchman

12 Dec 1925 Personnel Staff Duties, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John R Cassidy 11 Dec 1925 Signals Duties; later AVM
Fg Off Capel S Whellock  1 Feb 1926 Camp Commandant
Fg Off Terence Sullivan 12 Dec 1925 Signals Duties
Stores Branch
Sqn Ldr John S Goggin  1 Feb 1924 Stores Staff Duties
Flt Lt Walter Thorne  2 Apr 1924 later AVM
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr William Tyrell 28 Jul 1923 Principal Medical Officer and OC, Palestine General Hospital, DSO, MC, MB, DPH
Sqn Ldr William A S Duck  1 Apr 1926 Deputy Principal Medical Officer
Chaplains Branch
Rev John H P Still 18 Dec 1925 BA
Education Officer
Maj Richard R Willis 16 Feb 1924 Grade IV (acting Grade III), VC
Command Accounts Office
Sqn Ldr Percy J Wiseman 23 Sep 1924 Command Accountant
Flt Lt John Sullivan 15 Oct 1924  

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

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