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This was formed at Hinaidi on 1 October 1922.

May 1923

Location Command/Group
Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur Burtenshaw 26 Jan 1923 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC

Source - May 1923 Air Force List

July 1923

Location Command/Group
Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur Burtenshaw 26 Jan 1923 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC

 

Source - Air Force List July 1923

January 1924

Location Command/Group
Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur Burtenshaw 26 Jan 1923 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC

Source - Air Force List January 1924

May 1924

Location Command/Group
Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur Burtenshaw 26 Jan 1923 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC

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
Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur Burtenshaw 26 Jan 1923 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC
Stores Officers
Capt Stuart Greaves 25 Apr 1924 Indian Army - attached, MC
Capt Robert McV Hofford  1 Oct 1922 Indian Army - attached
Capt Clement L Lewis  5 Oct 1922 Indian Army - attached

Source - Air Force List July 1925

March 1926

Location Command/Group
Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur Burtenshaw 26 Jan 1923 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC
Stores Officers
Capt Stuart Greaves 25 Apr 1924 Indian Army - attached, MC
Capt Harry R Hamilton-Cox

 3 Apr 1925

Indian Army - attached

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Location Command/Group
Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Stores Officers
Sqn Ldr Arthur Burtenshaw 26 Jan 1923 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC
Flt Lt Patrick F Connaughton  6 Feb 1926
Fg Off George W Longstaff  6 Feb 1926
Fg Off Percy H Burt 11 Mar 1926

Source - Air Force List July 1926

December 1926

Location Command/Group
Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Stores Officers
Sqn Ldr Arthur Burtenshaw 26 Jan 1923 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC
Flt Lt Patrick F Connaughton  6 Feb 1926
Fg Off George W Longstaff  6 Feb 1926
Fg Off Percy H Burt 11 Mar 1926

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

July 1927

Location Command/Group
Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur Burtenshaw 26 Jan 1923 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC
Stores Officers
Flt Lt Francis H Sims 15 Jan 1927 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Patrick F Connaughton  6 Feb 1926
Fg Off George W Longstaff  6 Feb 1926

Source - Air Force List July 1927

July 1928

Location Command/Group
Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Stores Officers
Sqn Ldr Walter F Bryant  6 Jan 1928 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Reginald V Robinson  1 Aug 1927
Fg Off George W Longstaff  6 Feb 1926
Fg Off George F P Warren  2 Dec 1927

Source - Air Force List July 1928

September 1928

Location Command/Group
Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Stores Officers
Flt Lt Reginald V Robinson  1 Aug 1927
Fg Off George W Longstaff  6 Feb 1926
Fg Off George F P Warren  2 Dec 1927

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

July 1929

Location Command/Group
Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Stores Officers
Flt Lt Edwin H Eldridge  4 Oct 1928
Flt Lt Norman Dainty 13 Oct 1928
Fg Off George W Longstaff  6 Feb 1926

Source - Air Force List July 1929

This came under the control of Directorate - Supply and Transport Services between July 1929 and July 1930

July 1930

Location Command/Group
Hinaidi Supply and Transport Services/Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Stores Officers
Sqn Ldr Arthur B Wiggin 13 Sep 1929 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Wallis St J Littlewood 12 Nov 1928
Flt Lt Norman Dainty 13 Oct 1928
Fg Off George W Longstaff  6 Feb 1926

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
Hinaidi Supply and Transport Services/Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Stores Officers
Sqn Ldr Arthur B Wiggin 13 Sep 1929 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Henry T H Copeland 16 Feb 1931
Fg Off John S French  2 Nov 1930

 Source - Air Force List July 1931

July 1932

Location Command/Group
Hinaidi Supply and Transport Services/Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Stores Officers
Sqn Ldr Henry S F T Jerrard 26 Sep 1931 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Percy H Burt 24 Oct 1931
Fg Off John S French  2 Nov 1930

Source - Air Force List July 1932

July 1933

Location Command/Group
Hinaidi Supply and Transport Services/Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Stores Officers
Sqn Ldr Henry S F T Jerrard 26 Sep 1931 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Percy H Burt 24 Oct 1931
Fg Off John S French  2 Nov 1930
Civilian Supplies Officer
Flt Lt (Ret) J C Shakeshaft  

Source - Air Force List July 1933

January 1934

Location Command/Group
Hinaidi Supply and Transport Services/Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Stores Officers
Sqn Ldr Henry S F T Jerrard 26 Sep 1931 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Percy H Burt 24 Oct 1931
Civilian Supplies Officer
Flt Lt (Ret) J C Shakeshaft  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

Location Command/Group
Hinaidi Supply and Transport Services/Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Stores Officers
Sqn Ldr Leonard H Vernon 10 Jan 1934 Officer Commanding
Fg Off Harold A Sudbury 10 Jan 1934
Civilian Supplies Officer
Flt Lt (Ret) T A G Hawley
Flt Lt (Ret) J C Shakeshaft  

Source - Air Force List July 1934

July 1935

Location Command/Group
Hinaidi Supply and Transport Services/Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Stores Officers
Sqn Ldr Leonard H Vernon 10 Jan 1934 Officer Commanding
Fg Off Frederick C Read 28 Feb 1935
Fg Off Harold A Sudbury 10 Jan 1934
Civilian Supplies Officer
Flt Lt (Ret) J C Shakeshaft  

Source - Air Force List July 1935

July 1936

Location Command/Group
Hinaidi Supply and Transport Services/Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Stores Officers
Fg Off Arnold Wall  9 Nov 1935
Civilian Supplies Officers
Flt Lt (Ret) J C Shakeshaft  
Sqn Ldr A Davidson   RAFO

Source - Air Force List July 1936

August 1936

Source - August 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

The entry in this edition is currently missing

Source - Air Force List July 1937

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