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Stores Depot, Iraq


[Jul 1922 | 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 | Dec 1926 | Jul 1927]

A formation and disbandment date has been found as yet, but it was possibly formed on 1 April 1922.

July 1922

Location Command/Group
Magil, Basrah RAF Iraq

 

Rank Name

Branch

Notes
Sqn Ldr Lawrence Auker 21 Apr 1922 Officer Commanding, OBE
Stores Officers
Flt Lt Henry S F T Jerrard  6 May 1922 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Arthur McC Goddard  6 May 1922  
Fg Off Claud A Longhurst 14 Mar 1922  
Fg Off John Mahoney  6 May 1922  
Fg Off Richard W Stevenson  6 May 1922  
Fg Off Frederick W Todd  9 Feb 1922  
Fg Off George G C Pigott  6 May 1922  
General Duties Branch
Flt Lt Henry W Woollett  1 Apr 1922  
Fg Off James V Reeve  1 Apr 1922  

Source - Air Force List July 1922

May 1923

Location Command/Group
Magil, Basrah Iraq Command

 

Rank Name

Branch

Notes
Sqn Ldr Lawrence Auker 21 Apr 1922 Officer Commanding, OBE
Stores Officers
Sqn Ldr Ephraim W Havers 23 Feb 1923 Officer Commanding (Designate); later AVM
Flt Lt Henry S F T Jerrard  6 May 1922 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Arthur E Sutton-Jones 14 Sep 1922 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Alfred H Comfort 14 Sep 1922  
Flt Lt Francis R Berresford  1 Oct 1922  
Flt Lt Ernest N E Waldron 18 Jul 1922 Accountant
Fg Off William J Cleasby 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Edwin I T Duffield  3 May 1923  
Fg Off John Mahoney  6 May 1922  
Fg Off Reginald W Stewart 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Albert E F McCreary 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off George G C Pigott  6 May 1922  
Fg Off Geoffrey W Lynn 13 Dec 1922 Accountant
General Duties Branch
Fg Off Robert J Montgomery-Moore  7 Feb 1923  
Fg Off James A McLaren 23 Feb 1923 MC
Fg Off Horace T Satterford 22 Nov 1922  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Frederick W Goodread 10 Jun 1922 Quartermaster

Source - May 1923 Air Force List

July 1923

Location Command/Group
Magil, Basrah Iraq Command

 

Rank Name

Branch

Notes
Sqn Ldr Ephraim W Havers 23 Feb 1923 Officer Commanding; later AVM
Stores Officers
Flt Lt Henry S F T Jerrard  6 May 1922 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Arthur E Sutton-Jones 14 Sep 1922 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Alfred H Comfort 14 Sep 1922  
Flt Lt Francis R Berresford  1 Oct 1922  
Fg Off William J Cleasby 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Edwin I T Duffield  3 May 1923  
Fg Off John Mahoney  6 May 1922  
Fg Off Reginald W Stewart 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Albert E F McCreary 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off George G C Pigott  6 May 1922  
Accountants
Flt Lt Ernest N E Waldron 18 Jul 1922  
Fg Off Geoffrey W Lynn 13 Dec 1922  
General Duties Branch
Fg Off Robert J Montgomery-Moore  7 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Horace T Satterford 22 Nov 1922  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt James Prendergast 19 Feb 1923 MB, BA
Fg Off Frederick W Goodread 10 Jun 1922 Quartermaster

 

Source - Air Force List July 1923

January 1924

Location Command/Group
Magil, Basrah Iraq Command

 

Rank Name

Branch

Notes
Sqn Ldr Ephraim W Havers 23 Feb 1923 Officer Commanding; later AVM
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Henry S F T Jerrard  6 May 1922 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Alfred H Comfort 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off William J Cleasby 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Edwin I T Duffield  3 May 1923  
Fg Off John Mahoney  6 May 1922  
Fg Off Reginald W Stewart 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Leonard T Sanderson 14 Sep 1923 DCM
Fg Off Albert E F McCreary 23 Feb 1923  
Accountants
Flt Lt Ernest N E Waldron 18 Jul 1922  
Fg Off Geoffrey W Lynn 13 Dec 1922  
General Duties Branch
Fg Off Robert J Montgomery-Moore  7 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Alexander Lees 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Albert E Thompson 25 Sep 1923  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt James Prendergast 19 Feb 1923 MB, BA
Fg Off Walter Gamblen 11 Nov 1923 Quartermaster
Fg Off Frederick W Goodread 10 Jun 1922 Quartermaster

 

Source - Air Force List January 1924

May 1924

Location Command/Group
Magil, Basrah Iraq Command

 

Rank Name

Branch

Notes
Sqn Ldr Ephraim W Havers 23 Feb 1923 Officer Commanding; later AVM
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Henry S F T Jerrard  6 May 1922 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William R P Allen 23 Nov 1923  
Flt Lt Alfred H Comfort 14 Sep 1922  
Flt Lt Charles E Norris 28 Jan 1924 OBE
Fg Off William J Cleasby 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Edwin I T Duffield  3 May 1923  
Fg Off John Mahoney  6 May 1922  
Fg Off John McCarthy 27 Jan 1924  
Fg Off Reginald W Stewart 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Albert E F McCreary 23 Feb 1923  
Accountants
Flt Lt Ernest N E Waldron 18 Jul 1922  
Fg Off Geoffrey W Lynn 13 Dec 1922  
General Duties Branch
Fg Off Alexander Lees 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Albert E Thompson 25 Sep 1923  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Howard B Troup 13 Feb 1924  
Flt Lt James Prendergast 19 Feb 1923 MB, BA
Fg Off Walter Gamblen 11 Nov 1923 Quartermaster

 

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
Magil, Basrah Iraq Command

 

Rank Name

Branch

Notes
Sqn Ldr Walter J B Curtis 27 Nov 1924 Officer Commanding, OBE; later AVM
Stores Branch
Flt Lt William R P Allen 23 Nov 1923  
Flt Lt Arthur M Saywood  1 May 1925  
Flt Lt Charles E Norris 28 Jan 1924 OBE
Flt Lt Frederick J W Humphreys  1 Apr 1925  
Fg Off Arthur  McC Goddard 27 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Robert Craig 18 Sep 1924  
Fg Off John McCarthy 27 Jan 1924  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Herbert W Capener 2 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Ernest W Horncastle 27 Nov 1924  
General Duties Branch
Flt Lt Archibald W Symington  1 May 1925 MC
Fg Off Alexander Lees 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Robert B Harnden 18 Sep 1924  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Walter Gamblen 11 Nov 1923 Quartermaster

Source - Air Force List July 1925

March 1926

Location Command/Group
Magil, Basrah Iraq Command

 

Rank Name

Branch

Notes
Sqn Ldr Walter J B Curtis 27 Nov 1924 Officer Commanding, OBE; later AVM
Stores Branch
Flt Lt William R P Allen 23 Nov 1923  
Flt Lt Thomas E Drowley 22 Sep 1925 later AVM
Flt Lt Charles E Norris 28 Jan 1924 OBE
Flt Lt Robert Craig 18 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Arthur  McC Goddard 27 Nov 1924  
Fg Off John McCarthy 27 Jan 1924  
Fg Off Frank W Taylor 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Albert J Cox 22 Sep 1925 MBE
Fg Off Frank W van Blommestein 18 Nov 1925  
General Duties Branch
Flt Lt Sidney H Ware 22 Sep 1925 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Alexander Lees 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Robert B Harnden 18 Sep 1924  
Fg Off John E L Drabble 18 Nov 1925  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Herbert W Capener 2 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Bernard L Blofeld 22 Sep 1925 later A/Cdre
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Edwin Bennett 22 Sep 1925 Quartermaster

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Location Command/Group
Magil, Basrah Iraq Command

 

Rank Name

Branch

Notes
Sqn Ldr Walter J B Curtis 27 Nov 1924 Officer Commanding, OBE; later AVM
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Duncan Mitchell 27 Jan 1926  
Flt Lt Thomas E Drowley 22 Sep 1925 later AVM
Flt Lt Charles E Norris 28 Jan 1924 OBE
Flt Lt Robert Craig 18 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Frank W Taylor 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Albert J Cox 22 Sep 1925 MBE
Plt Off George H Doveton  7 May 1925  
General Duties Branch
Flt Lt Sidney H Ware 22 Sep 1925 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Robert B Harnden 18 Sep 1924  
Fg Off John E L Drabble 18 Nov 1925  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Herbert W Capener 2 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Bernard L Blofeld 22 Sep 1925 later A/Cdre
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Edwin Bennett 22 Sep 1925 Quartermaster

 

Source - Air Force List July 1926

December 1926

Location Command/Group
Magil, Basrah Iraq Command

 

Rank Name

Branch

Notes
Sqn Ldr Walter J B Curtis 27 Nov 1924 Officer Commanding, OBE; later AVM
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Thomas E Drowley 22 Sep 1925 later AVM
Flt Lt Charles E Norris 28 Jan 1924 OBE
Flt Lt Robert Craig 18 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Frank W Taylor 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Albert J Cox 22 Sep 1925 MBE
Fg Off Alfred J Walker 21 Sep 1926  
Plt Off George H Doveton  7 May 1925  
General Duties Branch
Fg Off Robert B Harnden 18 Sep 1924  
Fg Off John E L Drabble 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Edward B Forster  2 Oct 1926  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Bernard L Blofeld 22 Sep 1925 later A/Cdre
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Edwin Bennett 22 Sep 1925 Quartermaster
Fg Off Frederick W Goodread  1 Sep 1926 Quartermaster

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

It was probably redesignated RAF Base and Stores Depot on 1 May 1927.

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