Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation


Home Page

Main Menu

Quick Menu

Members' Area

What New?

About this site

Reunions

Help Needed?

Glossary

Bibliography

Sign Guest Book

View Guest Book

Link to Amazon

Online Store

Contact Me


Aircraft Depot - Egypt


[May 1920 | Jun 1920 | Jul 1920 | Aug 1920 | Apr 1921 | Jul 1921 | Jul 1922 | May 1923 | Jul 1923 | Jan 1924 | May 1924 | Jan 1925 | Feb 1925 | Mar 1925 | Apr 1925 | May 1925 | Jun 1925 | Jul 1925]

The formation and disbandment dates for this unit have not been found as yet.

May 1920

Location Command/Group
Aboukir Middle East Area/Egyptian Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Albert E Pettingell T 16 Nov 1919 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Donald R McWhinnie Ad    
Flt Lt Ryder Young T 25 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Charles F Blunt T 17 Jul 1919  
Fg Off Walter D Scott Stores 17 Jul 1919  
Fg Off Alfred E Lindon T 17 Jul 1919  
Fg Off Bernard A De Nevers A 17 Jul 1919  
Fg Off Albert T E Witt T  8 Dec 1919 MBE
Fg Off Paul Colbeck Ad 17 Jul 1919 MBE
Fg Off Clarence T Davis T 17 Jul 1919  
Fg Off William B Fredericks Stores 10 Oct 1919  
Fg Off John K MacDonald T    
Fg Off Alexander Maughan T    
Hon Fg Off Alfred T Hughes Stores 13 Dec 1919  
Plt Off Robert T Tumner T 20 Aug 1919  
Plt Off Esmond Chadwick-Brown A & S 17 Jul 1919  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Tom N Wilthew Med 30 Dec 1918  
Chaplain
Rev Claude A B Allen     BA, relative rank of Flt Lt

Source - Air Force List May 1920

June 1920

Location Command/Group
Aboukir Middle East Area/Egyptian Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Albert E Pettingell T 16 Nov 1919
Sqn Ldr Joseph Kemper T 14 Apr 1920 MBE
Flt Lt Frank Tedman Stores 21 Apr 1920 MBE
Flt Lt Ryder Young T 25 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Charles F Blunt T 17 Jul 1919  
Fg Off Alfred E Lindon T 17 Jul 1919  
Fg Off Bernard A De Nevers A 17 Jul 1919  
Fg Off Albert T E Witt T  8 Dec 1919 MBE
Fg Off Paul Colbeck Ad 17 Jul 1919 MBE
Fg Off Mark F Tomkins T 20 May 1920  
Fg Off William B Fredericks Stores 10 Oct 1919  
Fg Off John K MacDonald T 29 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Alexander Maughan T 17 Jul 1919  
Hon Fg Off Alfred T Hughes Stores 13 Dec 1919  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Tom N Wilthew Med 30 Dec 1918  
Chaplain
Rev Claude A B Allen     BA, relative rank of Flt Lt

Source - Air Force List June 1920

July 1920

Location Command/Group
Aboukir Middle East Area/Egyptian Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Frederick H Unwin T 28 Feb 1920
Sqn Ldr Albert E Pettingell T 16 Nov 1919
Sqn Ldr Joseph Kemper T 14 Apr 1920 MBE
Flt Lt Charles E Wardle SO  2 Jun 1920  
Flt Lt Frank Tedman Stores 21 Apr 1920 MBE
Flt Lt Aubrey L Lingard T  2 Jun 1920  
Flt Lt Ryder Young T 25 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Albert E Dark T  4 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Charles F Blunt T 17 Jul 1919  
Fg Off Alfred E Lindon T 17 Jul 1919  
Fg Off Bernard A De Nevers A 17 Jul 1919  
Fg Off Albert T E Witt T  8 Dec 1919 MBE
Fg Off Paul Colbeck Ad 17 Jul 1919 MBE
Fg Off Mark F Tomkins T 20 May 1920  
Fg Off William Allen T  2 Jun 1920  
Fg Off William B Fredericks Stores 10 Oct 1919  
Fg Off John K MacDonald T 29 Jan 1920  
Hon Fg Off Alfred T Hughes Stores 13 Dec 1919  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Tom N Wilthew Med 30 Dec 1918  

 

Source - Air Force List July 1920

August 1920

Location Command/Group
Aboukir Middle East Area/Egyptian Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Frederick H Unwin T 28 Feb 1920
Sqn Ldr Joseph Kemper T 14 Apr 1920 MBE
Flt Lt Charles E Wardle SO  2 Jun 1920  
Flt Lt Frank Tedman Stores 21 Apr 1920 MBE
Flt Lt Aubrey L Lingard T  2 Jun 1920  
Flt Lt Ryder Young T 25 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Albert E Dark T  4 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Charles F Blunt T 17 Jul 1919  
Fg Off Bernard A De Nevers A 17 Jul 1919  
Fg Off Albert T E Witt T  8 Dec 1919 MBE
Fg Off Paul Colbeck Ad 17 Jul 1919 MBE
Fg Off Mark F Tomkins T 20 May 1920  
Fg Off William Allen T  2 Jun 1920  
Fg Off William B Fredericks Stores 10 Oct 1919  
Fg Off John K MacDonald T 29 Jan 1920  
Hon Fg Off Alfred T Hughes Stores 13 Dec 1919  
Plt Off Frederick W Taylor T 19 Jul 1920  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Tom N Wilthew Med 30 Dec 1918  
Flt Lt Robert S Overton   31 May 1920  

Source - August 1920 Air Force List

April 1922

Location Command/Group
Aboukir Middle East Area

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Wg Cdr Norman Goldsmith 26 Apr 1920 Officer Commanding, OBE
Sqn Ldr Frederick H Unwin T 28 Feb 1920
Sqn Ldr Joseph Kemper T 14 Apr 1920 MBE
Flt Lt Charles E Wardle SO  2 Jun 1920  
Flt Lt Aubrey L Lingard T  2 Jun 1920  
Flt Lt Ryder Young T 25 Dec 1919  
Flt Lt William E C B C Forsyth S  2 Jun 1920  
Flt Lt Stanley Frost T 15 Sep 1920 MBE
Flt Lt Walter H Park A & S 27 Aug 1920 MC, DFC
Fg Off Albert E Dark T  4 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Bernard A De Nevers A 17 Jul 1919  
Fg Off Philip H Hunter T  7 Jan 1921  
Fg Off Paul Colbeck Ad 17 Jul 1919 MBE
Fg Off Albert E W Finch T 24 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Mark F Tomkins T 20 May 1920  
Fg Off Albert B L Carroll A 26 Apr 1920  
Fg Off James Noonan T 25 Jul 1920 DSM
Fg Off Frederick T Jacobs T  5 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Ernest Smith T 26 Jun 1920  
Fg Off Frederick W Taylor T 19 Jul 1920  
Fg Off William Allen T  2 Jun 1920  
Stores Officers
Flt Lt Frank Tedman   21 Apr 1920 MBE
Fg Off Herbert J Payne   25 Jul 1920  
Fg Off William B Frederick   26 Apr 1920  
Medical Branch
Sqn Ldr Robert S Overton   31 May 1920  
Chaplain
Rev Claude A B Allen     MA, relative rank of Sqn Ldr
Supernumerary (Non-effective - Sick)
Fg Off Frederick Williams A 17 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Charles V Firth A  7 Jan 1921  

Source - April 1922 Air Force List

July 1921

Location Command/Group
Aboukir Middle East Area

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Wg Cdr Norman Goldsmith 26 Apr 1920 Officer Commanding, OBE
Sqn Ldr Frederick H Unwin T 28 Feb 1920
Sqn Ldr Joseph Kemper T 14 Apr 1920 MBE
Flt Lt Aubrey L Lingard T  2 Jun 1920  
Flt Lt William E C B C Forsyth S  2 Jun 1920  
Flt Lt Stanley Frost T 15 Sep 1920 MBE
Flt Lt Walter H Park A & S 27 Aug 1920 MC, DFC
Fg Off Albert E Dark T  4 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Basil H Godfrey Ad  9 May 1921  
Fg Off

George G Banting

A 20 May 1921 later AVM
Fg Off Bernard A De Nevers A 17 Jul 1919  
Fg Off Philip H Hunter T  7 Jan 1921  
Fg Off Paul Colbeck Ad 17 Jul 1919 MBE
Fg Off Albert E W Finch T 24 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Mark F Tomkins T 20 May 1920  
Fg Off James Noonan T 25 Jul 1920 DSM
Fg Off Frederick T Jacobs T  5 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Frederick W Taylor T 19 Jul 1920  
Fg Off Ernest Smith T 26 Jun 1920  
Fg Off William Allen T  2 Jun 1920  
Fg Off Robert H Rose A & S 20 May 1921  
Stores Officers
Flt Lt Frank Tedman   21 Apr 1920 MBE
Fg Off William B Frederick   26 Apr 1920  
Medical Branch
Sqn Ldr Robert S Overton   31 May 1920  
Chaplain
Rev Claude A B Allen     MA, relative rank of Sqn Ldr

 

Source - Air Force List July 1921

July 1922

Location Command/Group
Aboukir Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Richard C M Pink 29 Nov 1921 Officer Commanding, CBE; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Frederick H Unwin 28 Feb 1920
Sqn Ldr Archibald Corbett-Wilson 29 Apr 1922
Sqn Ldr Joseph Kemper 14 Apr 1920 MBE
Flt Lt Edward L P Morgan 17 Feb 1922  
Flt Lt Richard W Dawes 17 Feb 1922  
Flt Lt William E C B C Forsyth  2 Jun 1920  
Flt Lt Stanley Frost 15 Sep 1920 MBE
Flt Lt Neville B Ward 29 Apr 1922  
Flt Lt Robert W Edwards 17 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Richard D Starley 17 Feb 1922 MC
Fg Off Albert E Dark  4 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Basil H Godfrey  9 May 1921  
Fg Off

George G Banting

20 May 1921 later AVM
Fg Off Philip H Hunter  7 Jan 1921  
Fg Off Stewart E Mailer  6 Jul 1921 AFC
Fg Off Frederick T Jacobs  5 Nov 1920  
Fg Off William Morgan 18 Apr 1922  
Fg Off Thomas H Moon 29 Apr 1922  
Fg Off George E Litton  1 Dec 1921  
Fg Off William Allen  2 Jun 1920  
Fg Off Ronald T Shepherd 10 Apr 1922  
Stores Officers
Fg Off William B Frederick 26 Apr 1920  
Accountants
Fg Off John Freeman-Fowler 21 Jan 1922  
Fg Off Bernard C Powell 17 Feb 1922  
Medical Branch
Sqn Ldr D'Arcy Power 15 Aug 1921 MC
Chaplain
Rev Claude A B Allen 31 Mar 1922 MA, relative rank of Sqn Ldr
Supernumerary Non-effective (Sick)
Fg Off Henry Webb 20 May 1922  

 

Source - Air Force List July 1922

May 1923

Location Command/Group
Aboukir Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Richard C M Pink 29 Nov 1921 Officer Commanding, CBE; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Alfred H S Steele-Perkins 13 Oct 1922 OBE
Sqn Ldr Frederick H Unwin 28 Feb 1920 OBE
Sqn Ldr Vivian Gaskell-Blackburn 20 Feb 1923 DSC, AFC
Flt Lt Edward L P Morgan 17 Feb 1922  
Flt Lt Wilfrid H Dolphin 24 Dec 1922  
Flt Lt Richard W Dawes 17 Feb 1922  
Flt Lt Robert W Edwards 17 Feb 1922  
Flt Lt Anthony L Paxton  5 Nov 1922 DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt John W Jones  6 Mar 1923 later ACM
Fg Off Richard D Starley 17 Feb 1922 MC
Fg Off Albert E Dark  4 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Basil H Godfrey  9 May 1921  
Fg Off

George G Banting

20 May 1921 later AVM
Fg Off Philip H Hunter  7 Jan 1921  
Fg Off George G Mobsby 24 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Frederick T Jacobs  5 Nov 1920  
Fg Off William Morgan 18 Apr 1922  
Fg Off Thomas H Moon 29 Apr 1922  
Fg Off George E Litton  1 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Frederic R Eason  1 Jan 1923  
Stores Officers
Fg Off William B Frederick 26 Apr 1920  
Fg Off John Freeman-Fowler 21 Jan 1922 Accountant
Fg Off Bernard C Powell 17 Feb 1922 Accountant
Medical Branch
Flt Lt John T T Forbes 12 Oct 1922  
Dental
Flt Lt John Wren 28 Apr 1922  
Chaplain
Rev Maurice H Edwards 31 Mar 1922 MA

Source - May 1923 Air Force List

July 1923

Location Command/Group
Aboukir Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Richard C M Pink 29 Nov 1921 Officer Commanding, CBE; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Alfred H S Steele-Perkins 13 Oct 1922 OBE
Sqn Ldr Frederick H Unwin 28 Feb 1920 OBE
Sqn Ldr Vivian Gaskell-Blackburn 20 Feb 1923 DSC, AFC
Sqn Ldr Keith R Park  5 May 1923 MC; later ACM
Flt Lt Edward L P Morgan 17 Feb 1922  
Flt Lt Wilfrid H Dolphin 24 Dec 1922  
Flt Lt Robert W Edwards 17 Feb 1922  
Flt Lt Richard W Dawes 17 Feb 1922  
Flt Lt Anthony L Paxton  5 Nov 1922 DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt John W Jones  6 Mar 1923 later ACM
Fg Off Richard D Starley 17 Feb 1922 MC
Fg Off Albert E Dark  4 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Basil H Godfrey  9 May 1921  
Fg Off

George G Banting

20 May 1921 later AVM
Fg Off Philip H Hunter  7 Jan 1921  
Fg Off George G Mobsby 24 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Frederick T Jacobs  5 Nov 1920  
Fg Off William Morgan 18 Apr 1922  
Fg Off Thomas H Moon 29 Apr 1922  
Fg Off George E Litton  1 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Frederic R Eason  1 Jan 1923  
Stores Officers
Flt Lt James L Denman  5 May1923  
Fg Off William B Frederick 26 Apr 1920  
Accountants
Fg Off John Freeman-Fowler 21 Jan 1922  
Fg Off Bernard C Powell 17 Feb 1922  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt John T T Forbes 12 Oct 1922  
Dental
Flt Lt John Wren 28 Apr 1922  
Chaplain
Rev Maurice H Edwards 31 Mar 1922 MA

 

Source - Air Force List July 1923

January 1924

Location Command/Group
Aboukir Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Richard C M Pink 29 Nov 1921 Officer Commanding, CBE; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr Sacheverell A Hebden 14 Sep 1923 Officer Commanding (designate), OBE
Sqn Ldr Alfred H S Steele-Perkins 13 Oct 1922 OBE
Sqn Ldr Frederick H Unwin 28 Feb 1920 OBE
Flt Lt Frank Fernihough 10 Sep 1923 MC
Flt Lt Edward L P Morgan 17 Feb 1922  
Flt Lt Richard W Dawes 17 Feb 1922  
Flt Lt Robert W Edwards 17 Feb 1922  
Flt Lt Anthony L Paxton  5 Nov 1922 DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt John W Jones  6 Mar 1923 later ACM
Fg Off Richard D Starley 17 Feb 1922 MC
Fg Off Basil H Godfrey  9 May 1921  
Fg Off

George G Banting

20 May 1921 later AVM
Fg Off Ralph H W Empson 14 Oct 1923  
Fg Off Edwin S Steddy 14 Oct 1923  
Fg Off James V Reeve 14 Oct 1923  
Fg Off George G Mobsby 24 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Frederick T Jacobs  5 Nov 1920  
Fg Off William Morgan 18 Apr 1922  
Fg Off Frederic R Eason  1 Jan 1923  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt James L Denman  5 May1923  
Fg Off William B Frederick 26 Apr 1920  
Accountants
Fg Off John Freeman-Fowler 21 Jan 1922  
Fg Off Bernard C Powell 17 Feb 1922  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt (H Sqn Ldr) Alexander G Lovett-Campbell 17 Sep 1923 MB
Flt Lt John T T Forbes 12 Oct 1923  
Dental
Flt Lt Norman H Medhurst  2 Oct 1923  
Chaplain
Rev Maurice H Edwards 31 Mar 1922 MA
Rev Harold Thomas  3 Nov 1923 BA

Source - Air Force List January 1924

May 1924

Location Command/Group
Aboukir Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Sacheverell A Hebden 14 Sep 1923 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr Alfred H S Steele-Perkins 13 Oct 1922 OBE
Sqn Ldr Alfred J Curtis  1 Feb 1924
Sqn Ldr Edye R Manning 20 Jan 1924 MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Reginald B Mansell  1 Feb 1924 OBE; later AVM
Flt Lt Frank Fernihough 10 Sep 1923 MC
Flt Lt Edward L P Morgan 17 Feb 1922  
Flt Lt Richard W Dawes 17 Feb 1922  
Flt Lt Robert W Edwards 17 Feb 1922  
Flt Lt Anthony L Paxton  5 Nov 1922 DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt John W Jones  6 Mar 1923 later ACM
Flt Lt

George G Banting

20 May 1921 later AVM
Fg Off Richard D Starley 17 Feb 1922 MC
Fg Off John C Barracclough 26 Jan 1924  
Fg Off Ralph H W Empson 14 Oct 1923  
Fg Off Edwin S Steddy 14 Oct 1923  
Fg Off Albert Page  1 Feb 1923  
Fg Off James V Reeve 14 Oct 1923  
Fg Off George G Mobsby 24 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Frederick J Knowler 18 Jan 1924  
Fg Off Frederick T Jacobs  5 Nov 1920  
Fg Off William Morgan 18 Apr 1922  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt James L Denman  5 May1923  
Fg Off James Lundon    
Accountants
Fg Off John Freeman-Fowler 21 Jan 1922  
Fg Off Bernard C Powell 17 Feb 1922  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Eric A Lumley  2 Feb 1924 MC, MB
Dental
Flt Lt Norman H Medhurst  2 Oct 1923  
Chaplain
Rev Harold Thomas  3 Nov 1923 BA

 

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
Aboukir Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt Frederick W Bowhill 19 Feb 1925 Officer Commanding, CMG, DSO; later ACM
Wg Cdr Alfred H S Steele-Perkins 13 Oct 1922 OBE
Sqn Ldr Vernon S Brown  1 Apr 1924 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Frank Fernihough 10 Sep 1923 MC
Flt Lt Malcolm L Taylor 16 Oct 1924 AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Edward L P Morgan 17 Feb 1922  
Flt Lt Andrew Ferris  1 Nov 1924  
Flt Lt Robert W Edwards 17 Feb 1922  
Flt Lt

George G Banting

20 May 1921 later AVM
Flt Lt Alwyn J Warwick 26 Jan 1925  
Flt Lt Richard D Starley 17 Feb 1922 MC
Fg Off Norbray Liddall 19 Oct 1924  
Fg Off Charles D Pyne  1 Jan 1925  
Fg Off Edwin S Steddy 14 Oct 1923  
Fg Off Harry Norrington 18 Oct 1924  
Fg Off Albert Page  1 Feb 1923  
Fg Off George G Mobsby 24 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Walter Anderson  1 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Frederick J Knowler 18 Jan 1924  
Fg Off Francis F Inglis 15 Apr 1925 later AVM
Fg Off Henry N Thornton  1 Feb 1925 later AVM
Stores Branch
Flt Lt James L Denman  5 May1923  
Fg Off Wallis StJ Littlewood 27 Dec 1924  
Fg Off William Liniker 29 May 125  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Ernest N E Waldron 13 Aug 1934  
Medical Branch
Sqn Ldr Percival T rutherford  1 Mar 1925 OBE
Dental Branch
Flt Lt Harold J Higgins 17 Jan 1925  
Chaplain Branch
Rev George H Collier 18 Sep 1924 MA
Rev Thomas Browne 27 Dec 1924 DD, PhD
Education Officer
Capt Richard L Mason    

 

Source - Air Force List July 1925

It merged with the Stores Depot and Engine Repair Depot to form the RAF Depot, Middle East on 7 October 1925.

[May 1920 | Jun 1920 | Jul 1920 | Aug 1920 | Apr 1921 | Jul 1921 | Jul 1922 | May 1923 | Jul 1923 | Jan 1924 | May 1924 | Jan 1925 | Feb 1925 | Mar 1925 | Apr 1925 | May 1925 | Jun 1925 | Jul 1925]

This page was last updated on 07/07/18

         [Top of Page]