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Egyptian Group Personnel, units and locations


[Jul 1920 | Aug 1920 | Jul 1921 | Apr 1922 | Jul 1922 | May 1923 | Jul 1923 | Jan 1924 | May 1924]

July 1920

Location Command Controlled
Almaza, Cairo Middle East Area
  • No 70 Squadron - Heliopolis

  • No 16 Training Depot Station (cadre) - Heliopolis

  • No 47 Squadron - Helwan

  • Stores Depot - Alexandria

  • Engine Repair Depot - Abbassia

  • Aircraft Depot - Aboukir

  • Base Record Office - Aboukir

  • No 56 Squadron - Aboukir

  • Base Pay Office - Cairo

  • Meteorological Station - Cairo

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
A/Cdre Oliver Swann     Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Arthur H Measures Stores  2 Jun 1920  
Sqn Ldr Eric L Conran A 18 Jun 1919 MC
Sqn Ldr Douglas Stewart A  2 Jun 1920 MC, AFC
Flt Lt Harold H James A 29 Aug 1919  
Flt Lt Ernest V Longinotto A 15 Sep 1919 AFC
Fg Off Philip H Hunter T  2 Jun 1920  
Fg Off Frank N Trinder T 27 Apr 1919 later AVM
Fg Off George Roberts Stores  3 Jun 1919  
Obs Off Arthur P Ledger O 31 Dec 1919 later AVM
Fg Off Albert D L Carroll A 17 Nov 1919  
Fg Off John Duminy A 23 Jun 1919  
Fg Off Edgar A Turnbull T  1 Nov 1919  
Medical Officers
Sqn Ldr Reginald H Knowles Med  4 Oct 1919  
Fg Off Andrew Watson Med 16 Feb 1920  
Dental
Flt Lt John Wren Dent 10 Apr 1919  
Chaplain
Rev Claude A B Allen   16 Feb 1920 BA

Source - July 1920 Air Force List

August 1920

Location Command Controlled
Almaza, Cairo Middle East Area
  • No 70 Squadron - Heliopolis

  • No 16 Training Depot Station (cadre) - Heliopolis

  • No 47 Squadron - Helwan

  • Detachment - Sollum

  • Stores Depot - Alexandria

  • Engine Repair Depot - Abbassia

  • Aircraft Depot - Aboukir

  • Base Record Office - Aboukir

  • No 56 Squadron - Aboukir

  • Detachment - Beni Surf

  • Base Pay Office - Cairo

  • Meteorological Station - Cairo

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
A/Cdre Oliver Swann     Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Arthur H Measures Stores  2 Jun 1920  
Sqn Ldr Eric L Conran A 18 Jun 1919 MC
Sqn Ldr Douglas Stewart A  2 Jun 1920 MC, AFC
Flt Lt Ernest V Longinotto A 15 Sep 1919 AFC
Fg Off Philip H Hunter T  2 Jun 1920  
Fg Off Albert D L Carroll A 17 Nov 1919  
Fg Off John Duminy A 23 Jun 1919  
Fg Off Edgar A Turnbull T  1 Nov 1919  
Medical Branch
Sqn Ldr Reginald H Knowles Med  4 Oct 1919  
Flt Lt Peter H Young Med 18 May 1920 MB
Fg Off Andrew Watson Med 16 Feb 1920  
Dental
Flt Lt John Wren Dent 10 Apr 1919  
Chaplain
Rev Claude A B Allen   16 Feb 1920 BA

Source - August 1920 Air Force List

July 1921

Location Command Controlled
Almaza, Cairo Middle East Area
  • No 70 Squadron - Heliopolis

  • No 216 Squadron - Heliopolis

  • No 45 Squadron - Almaza

  • No 47 Squadron - Helwan

  • No 56 Squadron - Aboukir

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
A/Cdre Oliver Swann     Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Arthur H Measures Stores  2 Jun 1920  
Sqn Ldr Gilbert J Watney Ad 16 Mar 1920 OBE
Sqn Ldr Douglas Stewart A  2 Jun 1920 MC, AFC
Flt Lt Norman S Douglas Ad 20 Jul 1920
Flt Lt Brian D S Tuke SO 23 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Arthur C Bayley A 11 Apr 1921  
Fg Off Reginald C Creamer A 15 Sep 1920 DFC
Fg Off Bernard T Hood T 16 Mar 1920  
Fg Off James W Lissett A 16 Apr 1920  
Stores Officer
Flt Lt Archibald J Briddon Stores  3 Feb 1921  
Medical Officers
Flt Lt Arthur J O Wigmore Med  1 Dec 1920  
Dental
Flt Lt John Wren Dent 10 Apr 1919  
Chaplain
Rev (Sqn Ldr) Joseph Firth 10 Jul 1920 MC
Under Instruction
Flt Lt Arthur Rowan A  2 Oct 1920
Fg Off George H H Scutt A  2 Oct 1920 MC
Fg Off Edward E P Smith A & S 30 Mar 1921
Obs Off Wilfred Sanderson O 23 Mar 1921 AFC
Obs Off Eric C Delamain O  2 Oct 1920 MC
Obs Off John H Vickers O 25 Oct 1920

Source - July 1921 Air Force List

Branches: A = Aeroplane, A & S = Aeroplane and Seaplane, Dent = Dental, Med = Medical, O = Observer, T = Technical.

April 1922

Source - April 1922 Air Force List

July 1922

Location Command Controlled
Heliopolis Middle East Area
  • No 216 Squadron - Heliopolis

  • No 47 Squadron - Helwan

    • Meteorological Station - Helwan

  • No 56 Squadron - Aboukir

    • Meteorological Station - Aboukir

  • No 4 Flying Training School - Abu Sueir

    • Meteorological Station - Abu Sueir

  • No 208 Squadron - Moascar, Ismailia

    • Meteorological Station - Moascar

    • Care and Maintenance Party - Suez

    • Care and Maintenance Party - Kantara

  • No 2 Armoured Car Company - Heliopolis (less 1 Section)

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Bertie C H Drew  1 Jan 1922 Air Officer Commanding, CMG, CBE; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Arthur H Measures  2 Jun 1920  
Sqn Ldr Thomas W Elsdon 25 Apr 1922  
Sqn Ldr Douglas Stewart  2 Jun 1920 MC, AFC
Flt Lt Brian D S Tuke 23 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Ruthven M C Macfarlane 17 Feb 1922 MC
Fg Off Arthur C Bayley 11 Apr 1921  
Fg Off Reginald C Creamer 15 Sep 1920 DFC
Stores Officer
Flt Lt Duncan Mitchell  1 Dec 1921  
Medical Officers
Sqn Ldr Arthur E Panter  1 Jul 1921 BA
Dental
Flt Lt John Wren 10 Apr 1919

Source - July 1922 Air Force List

May 1923

Source - May 1923 Air Force List

July 1923

Location Command Controlled
Heliopolis Middle East Area
  • No 216 Squadron - Heliopolis

  • No 47 Squadron - Helwan

    • Meteorological Station - Helwan

  • No 4 Flying Training School - Abu Sueir

    • Meteorological Station - Abu Sueir

  • Care and Maintenance Party - Moascar, Ismailia

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Bertie C H Drew  1 Jan 1922 Air Officer Commanding, CMG, CBE; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Arthur H Measures  2 Jun 1920  
Sqn Ldr Thomas W Elsdon 25 Apr 1922  
Sqn Ldr Douglas Stewart  2 Jun 1920 MC, AFC
Flt Lt Brian D S Tuke 23 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Arthur C Bayley 11 Apr 1921  
Fg Off Graham N Coward 21 Apr 1922  
Fg Off Gilbert Lambourne  7 Oct 1922  
Stores Officer
Flt Lt Maurice J James 31 Oct 1922 later A/Cdre
Medical Officers
Sqn Ldr Robert A G Elliot  6 Oct 1922 MB, BA

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

January 1924

Location Command Controlled
Heliopolis RAF Middle East
  • No 216 Squadron - Heliopolis

  • No 47 Squadron - Helwan

    • Meteorological Station - Helwan

  • No 4 Flying Training School - Abu Sueir

    • Meteorological Station - Abu Sueir

  • No 208 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Moascar, Ismailia

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Bertie C H Drew  1 Jan 1922 Air Officer Commanding, CMG, CBE; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Arthur H Measures  2 Jun 1920  
Sqn Ldr Thomas W Elsdon 25 Apr 1922  
Flt Lt Brian D S Tuke 23 Dec 1920  
Flt Lt Arthur C Bayley 11 Apr 1921  
Fg Off Gilbert Lambourne  7 Oct 1922  
Stores Officer
Sqn Ldr Frederick A Baldwin 13 Nov 1923  
Flt Lt Maurice J James 31 Oct 1922 later A/Cdre
Medical Officers
Sqn Ldr Robert A G Elliot  6 Oct 1922 MB, BA

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

May 1924

Location Command Controlled
Heliopolis RAF Middle East
  • No 216 Squadron - Heliopolis

    • Meteorological Station - Heliopolis

  • No 47 Squadron - Helwan

  • No 4 Flying Training School - Abu Sueir

    • Meteorological Station - Abu Sueir

  • No 208 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Moascar, Ismailia

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Bertie C H Drew  1 Jan 1922 Air Officer Commanding, CMG, CBE; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr Alexander C Winter  8 Mar 1924 OBE
Sqn Ldr Thomas W Elsdon 25 Apr 1922  
Sqn Ldr Arthur Coningham 23 Feb 1924 DSO, MC, DFC; later AM
Flt Lt Brian D S Tuke 23 Dec 1920  
Flt Lt Alfred M Blake 23 Feb 1924 AFC
Flt Lt Charles W Attwood 23 Dec 1923  
Fg Off Gilbert Lambourne  7 Oct 1922  
Stores Officer
Sqn Ldr Frederick A Baldwin 13 Nov 1923  
Medical Officers
Sqn Ldr Percival T Rutherford 30 Jan 1924 OBE

Source - May 1924 Air Force List

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