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RAF Iraq Personnel, units and locations


[July 1922]

Formed on 13 Oct 1921 by raising Mesopotamian Group to Command Status.

July 1922

Location Command Controlled
Baghdad City RAF Middle East
  • No 1 Squadron - Hinaidi

  • No 6 Squadron - Baghdad West

  • No 8 Squadron - Hinaidi

  • No 30 Squadron - Baghdad West

  • No 45 Squadron - Baghdad

  • No 55 Squadron - Mosul

  • No 70 Squadron - Hinaidi

  • No 84 Squadron - Shaibah

  • Base Pay Office - Baghdad City

  • Aircraft Depot - Baghdad West

  • Stores Depot - Magil, Basrah

  • Meteorological Station - Baghdad

  • Meteorological Station - Basrah

  • Meteorological Station - Shaibah

  • Meteorological Station - Mosul

  • Meteorological Station - Ramadi

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt Amyas E Borton 13 Oct 1921 Officer Commanding, CB, CMG, DSO, AFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr William F MacNeece 13 Oct 1921 DSO, DFC; later AVM W F Foster
Sqn Ldr Lionel T N Gould 25 Jan 921 MC
Sqn Ldr Charles G Tucker 22 Dec 1920  
Sqn Ldr Richard H Peck 22 Nov 1921 OBE; later AM
Flt Lt Reginald E Nicholl  2 Feb 1922 Air Staff (Operations and Intelligence)
Flt Lt Robert D Oxland  6 Jan 1921 Technical (Meteorological) Duties; later AVM
Flt Lt Reginald A Courtney 24 Feb 1922 Technical (Wireless) Duties, MBE
Flt Lt Ludoun J MacLean  1 Apr 1922 Air Staff (Intelligence), MC
Flt Lt Ernest Drudge  4 Feb 1922 Technical Staff Duties (Photos), MBE
Flt Lt Henry V German  2 Feb 1922 Administrative Duties
Flt Lt Arthur H Pearce 12 Jan 1922 Personnel Staff Duties, DFC
Flt Lt Hugh Leedham 22 Dec 1921 Technical (Wireless) Duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt James W Hosking 13 Oct 1921 Technical Staff Duties (Engines), MBE
Flt Lt Guy M Moore  1 Apr 1922 Air Staff (Intelligence), MC
Act Flt Lt Cecil C J Croydon 16 Nov 1920 Accountant Duties
Fg Off Lance H Browning 11 Dec 1920 Technical (Meteorological) Duties, MC, DFC
Fg Off Charles W Attwood 22 Nov 1921 Technical (Wireless) Duties
Fg Off Cuthbert C Bazell 21 Jun 1922 Technical (Wireless) Duties
Fg Off Robert L Hartley 13 Oct 1921 Technical (Wireless) Duties
Fg Off Graham N Coward 13 Oct 1921 Technical (Wireless) Duties
Fg Off Thomas C Tyers 31 Jan 1922 Technical (Wireless) Duties
Fg Off Herbert C F Ellis 13 Oct 1921 Accountant Duties
Stores Officers
Sqn Ldr Rudall W Thomas 13 Oct 1921 Stores Duties, OBE; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Henry L Crichton  6 Jan 1921 Stores Duties, MBE; later AVM
Flt Lt Frederick Petch 18 Nov 1920 Stores Duties, MBE
Flt Lt Arthur T Cooper  6 May 1922 Stores Staff Duties
Flt Lt William A Kingston  6 May 1922 Stores Staff Duties
Fg Off Frederick M Gingold  1 Apr 1922 Works Services Pay Office
Medical Branch
Gp Capt Nelson J Roche 13 Apr 1922 Principal Medical Officer, OBE
Sqn Ldr Reginald H Knowles 13 Oct 1921 MD, DPH
Fg Off Frederick W Goodread 16 May 1922 Quartermaster
For Disposal
Wg Cdr Alexander D Cunningham 19 Jan 1922 CBE; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Jasper W Cruickshank 16 May 1922 OBE
Sqn Ldr William C Hicks 21 Apr 1922 AFC
Sqn Ldr Harold E M Watkins  7 Mar 1922 AFC
Sqn Ldr Douglas Harries 21 Apr 1922 AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr

Richard E Saul

 2 Nov 1921 DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Kenneth C Buss 13 Oct 1921 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Henry Cockerell 26 Nov 1921 OBE
Flt Lt Denis O'Mulholland 21 Apr 1922 AFC
Flt Lt

Geoffrey H Hall

26 Nov 1921 AFC
Flt Lt Alfred W Clemson  2 Jun 1923 OBE, DSC
Flt Lt Seaward N Cole 14 May 1922  
Flt Lt Arthur T Williams  7 Mar 1922  
Flt Lt Horace G Bowen 21 Apr 1922 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John Leacroft  7 Mar 1922 MC
Flt Lt Richard T Nevill 13 Oct 1921  
Flt Lt Horace W Evens  2 Jun 1922  
Flt Lt Leslie O Brown 26 Nov 1921 DSC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Frederick M Rope  7 Mar 1922  
Flt Lt Benjamin C Tooke  2 Jun 1922  
Flt Lt Henry A J Wilson 21 Apr 1922 OBE
Flt Lt Herbert B Russell  7 Mar 1922 AFC
Flt Lt Wilfred R Cox  7 Mar 1922 MC, AFC
Flt Lt George Bowen 19 Dec 1921  
Flt Lt Clement F Horsley  7 Mar 1922 MC
Fg Off Herbert V Rowley 21 Apr 1922 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Sylvester L Quine 26 Nov 1921 MC
Fg Off Henry J Soper  2 Jun 1922  
Fg Off Eyare K Blenkinsop 19 Jan 1922  
Fg Off Bernard T Hood 19 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Victor Croome 21 Apr 1922  
Fg Off Albert G Thackray 21 Apr 1922  
Fg Off John Turner 26 Nov 1921 DFC
Fg Off John T A Lochner 21 Apr 1922  
Fg Off James L Airey  7 Mar 1922 DFC
Plt Off William C Yale 21 Apr 1922  
Stores Officers
Sqn Ldr Francis C Williams  7 Mar 1922 OBE
Sqn Ldr William Millett  7 Mar 1922  
Flt Lt Thomas G Skeats 19 Jan 1922 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Francis J Cooke 21 Apr 1922  

Source - July 1922 Air Force List

Branches: A = Aeroplane, A & S = Aeroplane and Seaplane, Ad = Administrative, S = Seaplane, SO = Staff Officer, T = Technical.

[July 1921]

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