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Special Reserve and Auxiliary Air Force Personnel, units and locations


[Jul 1925 | Mar 1926 | Jul 1926 | Dec 1926]

July 1925

Address Controlled
145 Sloane Street, Sloane Square, London SW1

Special Reserve Units

  • No 502 (Bombing) Squadron - Aldergrove

Auxiliary Air Force Units

  • None at present

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Cyril L N Newall 14 May  1925 Air Officer Commanding, CMG, CBE, AM; later MRAF
Sqn Ldr Cecil H Haywood 14 May  1925 Personnel Staff Duties
Flt Lt John P Coleman 14 May  1925 Air Staff Duties, AFC; later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Thomas J Organ 14 May  1925 Stores Duties
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt William H Holle 18 May  1925 Accountant Duties
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr Thomas S Rippon 23 May 1925 Senior Medical Officer

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

March 1926

Address Controlled
145 Sloane Street, Sloane Square, London SW1

Special Reserve Units

  • No 502 (Ulster) Bombing Squadron - Aldergrove

Auxiliary Air Force Units

  • No 600 City of London (Bombing) Squadron - Northolt

  • No 601 County of London (Bombing) Squadron - Northolt

  • No 602 City of Glasgow (Bombing) Squadron - Renfrew

  • No 603 City of Edinburgh (Bombing) Squadron - Turnhouse

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

John G Hearson

 1 Dec 1925 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, DSO
Sqn Ldr Henry Dawes 18 Aug 1925 Personnel Staff Duties
Flt Lt

Donald W Clappen

10 Dec 1925 Technical Staff Duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John P Coleman 14 May  1925 Air Staff Duties, AFC; later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Thomas J Organ 14 May  1925 Stores Duties
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt William H Holle 18 May  1925 Command Accountant, MBE
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr Thomas S Rippon  1 Jun 1925 Senior Medical Officer, OBE

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Address Controlled
145 Sloane Street, Sloane Square, London SW1

Special Reserve Units

  • No 502 (Ulster) Bombing Squadron - Aldergrove

Auxiliary Air Force Units

  • No 600 City of London (Bombing) Squadron - Northolt

  • No 601 County of London (Bombing) Squadron - Northolt

  • No 602 City of Glasgow (Bombing) Squadron - Renfrew

  • No 603 City of Edinburgh (Bombing) Squadron - Turnhouse

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

John G Hearson

 1 Dec 1925 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, DSO
Sqn Ldr Henry Dawes 18 Aug 1925 Personnel Staff Duties
Flt Lt

Donald W Clappen

10 Dec 1925 Technical Staff Duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John P Coleman 14 May  1925 Air Staff Duties, AFC; later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Thomas J Organ 14 May  1925 Stores Duties
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt William H Holle 18 May  1925 Command Accountant, MBE
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr Thomas S Rippon  1 Jun 1925 Senior Medical Officer, OBE
Flt Lt Albert E Barr-Sim  1 Jun 1926  

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

Address Controlled
145 Sloane Street, Sloane Square, London SW1

Special Reserve Units

  • No 502 (Ulster) Bombing Squadron - Aldergrove

  • No 503 (Bombing) Squadron - Aldergrove

Auxiliary Air Force Units

  • No 600 City of London (Bombing) Squadron - Northolt

  • No 601 County of London (Bombing) Squadron - Northolt

  • No 602 City of Glasgow (Bombing) Squadron - Renfrew

  • No 603 City of Edinburgh (Bombing) Squadron - Turnhouse

  • No 605 County of Warwick (Bombing) Squadron - Castle Bromwich

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

John G Hearson

 1 Dec 1925 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, DSO
Sqn Ldr Henry Dawes 18 Aug 1925 Personnel Staff Duties
Flt Lt

Donald W Clappen

10 Dec 1925 Technical Staff Duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John P Coleman 14 May  1925 Air Staff Duties, AFC; later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Thomas J Organ 14 May  1925 Stores Duties
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt William H Holle 18 May  1925 Command Accountant, MBE
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr Thomas S Rippon  1 Jun 1925 Senior Medical Officer, OBE
Flt Lt Albert E Barr-Sim  1 Jun 1926  

Under AOC-in-C, ADGB for purposes of training only

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

Reduced to Group status and redesignated Air Defence Group on 18 Jul 1927.

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