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Instrument Design Establishment (Home) - RAF Personnel and locations


[Apr 1920 | May 1920 | Jun 1920 | Jul 1920 | Aug 1920 | Jul 1921 | Apr 1922 | Jul 1922]

This was formed on 1 November 1919 at Biggin Hill by redesignating the W/T Experimental Establishment as the Instrument Design Establishment.

It was redesignated the Instrument Design Establishment (Home) on 16 March 1920.

April 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Various Biggin Hill, Kent Inland Area

 

Rank Name Branch Notes
Wg Cdr George P Grenfell Officer Commanding, DSO
Flt Lt Leslie A McDougald T  
Flt Lt

Arthur L Gregory

T MBE, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Cresswell Turner A AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt James Robinson T  
Flt Lt Horace L Crowther T  
Flt Lt John F Roche A  
Hon Flt Lt Robert Blackith Stores  
Fg Off Edward Thornton A  
Fg Off George G Banting A later AVM
Fg Off Walter W Scott-Davidson T  
Fg Off Arthur W Judge T  
Fg Off Arthur J Elliott T  
Fg Off Edward A Blake A MM
Fg Off Hubert J Adkins T  
Fg Off William E Barber T  
Fg Off Herbert C Gammon T  
Fg Off Elsom G Giblin T  
Fg Off Robert T Smith T  
Hon Fg Off Reginald I Wells T  

Source - Apr 1920 Air Force List

May 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Various Biggin Hill, Kent Inland Area

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Wg Cdr George P Grenfell Officer Commanding, DSO
Flt Lt Eric R Vaisey A 24 Apr 1920  
Flt Lt Leslie A McDougald T    
Flt Lt

Arthur L Gregory

T   MBE, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Cresswell Turner A   AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt George H Reid S 10 Apr 1920 DFC
Flt Lt John F Roche A    
Hon Flt Lt Robert Blackith Stores 18 Nov 1919  
Fg Off Edward Thornton A  4 Dec 1919  
Fg Off George G Banting A   later AVM
Fg Off Walter W Scott-Davidson T  5 Nov 1919  
Fg Off Arthur J Elliott T  6 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Edward A Blake A 26 Mar 1920 MM
Fg Off Hubert J Adkins T    
Fg Off Herbert C Gammon T    
Fg Off Elsom G Giblin T    
Fg Off Walbanke A Pritt A 24 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Reginald I Wells T    

Source - May 1920 Air Force List

June 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Various Biggin Hill, Kent Inland Area

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Wg Cdr George P Grenfell 12 Dec 1918 Officer Commanding, DSO
Flt Lt Eric R Vaisey A 24 Apr 1920  
Flt Lt Leslie A McDougald T 29 Jan 1917  
Flt Lt

Arthur L Gregory

T  5 Oct 1919 MBE, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt George H Reid S 10 Apr 1920 DFC
Flt Lt John F Roche A 26 Mar 1919  
Hon Flt Lt Robert Blackith Stores 18 Nov 1919  
Fg Off Edward Thornton A  4 Dec 1919  
Fg Off George G Banting A 11 Mar1918 later AVM
Fg Off Walbanke A Pritt A 24 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Thomas C Traill A 18 May 1920 DFC; later AVM
Fg Off Walter W Scott-Davidson T  5 Nov 1919  
Fg Off Arthur J Elliott T  6 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Edward A Blake A 26 Mar 1920 MM
Fg Off Hubert J Adkins T 27 Nov 1918  
Fg Off Herbert C Gammon T 20 Sep 1919  
Fg Off Elsom G Giblin T 12 Oct 1919  

Source - June 1920 Air Force List

July 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Various Biggin Hill, Kent Inland Area

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Wg Cdr George P Grenfell 12 Dec 1918 Officer Commanding, DSO
Flt Lt Leslie A McDougald T 29 Jan 1917  
Flt Lt

Arthur L Gregory

T  5 Oct 1919 MBE, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt George H Reid S 10 Apr 1920 DFC
Flt Lt John F Roche A 26 Mar 1919  
Hon Flt Lt Robert Blackith Stores 18 Nov 1919  
Fg Off Edward Thornton A  4 Dec 1919  
Fg Off George G Banting A 11 Mar1918 later AVM
Fg Off Arthur J Elliott T  6 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Thomas C Traill A 18 May 1920 DFC; later AVM
Fg Off Walter W Scott-Davidson T  5 Nov 1919  
Fg Off William Liniker Stores 30 Jun 1920  
Fg Off Edward A Blake A 26 Mar 1920 MM
Fg Off Herbert C Gammon T 20 Sep 1919  
Fg Off Hubert J Adkins T 27 Nov 1918  
Fg Off William R Oulton A 14 Jun 1920 AFC

Source - July 1920 Air Force List

August 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Various Biggin Hill, Kent Inland Area

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Wg Cdr George P Grenfell 12 Dec 1918 Officer Commanding, DSO
Flt Lt Leslie A McDougald T 29 Jan 1917  
Flt Lt

Arthur L Gregory

T  5 Oct 1919 MBE, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt George H Reid S 10 Apr 1920 DFC
Flt Lt John F Roche A 26 Mar 1919  
Hon Flt Lt Robert Blackith Stores 18 Nov 1919  
Fg Off Edward Thornton A  4 Dec 1919  
Fg Off George G Banting A 11 Mar1918 later AVM
Fg Off Arthur J Elliott T  6 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Thomas C Traill A 18 May 1920 DFC; later AVM
Fg Off Walter W Scott-Davidson T  5 Nov 1919  
Fg Off William Liniker Stores 30 Jun 1920  
Fg Off Edward A Blake A 26 Mar 1920 MM
Fg Off Hubert J Adkins T 27 Nov 1918  
Fg Off Herbert C Gammon T 20 Sep 1919  
Fg Off William R Oulton A 14 Jun 1920 AFC

Source - August 1920 Air Force List

July 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Various Biggin Hill, Kent Inland Area

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Wg Cdr George P Grenfell 12 Dec 1918 Officer Commanding, DSO
Sqn Ldr Vernon S Brown T 20 Sep 1920 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Arthur L Gregory

T  5 Oct 1919 MBE, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John R Howett A  9 Aug 1920  
Flt Lt John K Waugh S  1 Mar 1921 DSC
Flt Lt George H Reid S 10 Apr 1920 DFC
Flt Lt John F Roche A 26 Mar 1919  
Flt Lt Arthur J Elliott T  6 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Charles D Fuller A  7 Mar 1921  
Fg Off William R Oulton A 14 Jun 1920 AFC
Fg Off Arthur F Wynne A  1 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Allan L A Perry-Keene A 22 Oct 1920 later AVM
Fg Off Thomas C Traill A 18 May 1920 DFC; later AVM
Fg Off Sydney G Newport T 31 Jan 1921  
Fg Off Robert L Hartley T 19 Oct 1920 AFC
Fg Off Hubert J Adkins T 27 Nov 1918  
Fg Off Herbert C Gammon T 20 Sep 1919  
Fg Off Frank Jezzard T  1 Jun 1921 MBE
Fg Off Reginald S Carroll A 27 Jun 1921 AFC
Stores Officers
Flt Lt Arthur R Thomas    8 Apr 1921  
Fg Off Robert Blackith   18 Nov 1919  
Fg Off William H Harrison   21 Mar 1921  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Christopher P Barber   18 May 1921  

Source - July 1921 Air Force List

It was disbanded on 1 April 1922 and its work transferred to the Royal Aircraft Establishment but was still listed in the July 1922 edition

April 1922

Source - April 1922 Air Force Lis

July 1922

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Various Biggin Hill, Kent Inland Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr George P Grenfell 12 Dec 1918 Officer Commanding, DSO
Flt Lt Leicester E Taylor 12 Aug 1921  
Flt Lt Whitworth A C Morgan  1 Aug 1921  
Fg Off Charles D Fuller  7 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Hubert J Adkins 27 Nov 1918  
Stores Officers
Fg Off Robert Blackith 18 Nov 1919  
Fg Off William H Harrison 21 Mar 1921  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Christopher P Barber 18 May 1921  

Source - July 1922 Air Force List.

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