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HQ Fighting Area Personnel, units and locations


[Jul 1926 | Jul 1927 | Jul 1928 | Jul 1929 | Jul 1930 | Jul 1931 | Jul 1932 | Jul 1933 | Jul 1934 | Jul 1935]

July 1926

Formed on 20 May 1926 from No 6 Group

Location Command  
Hillingdon House, Uxbridge Air Defences of Great Britain
  • SHQ, RAF Kenley

  • No 24 (Communications) Squadron - Kenley

  • No 32 (Fighter) Squadron - Kenley

  • No 56 (Fighter) Squadron - Biggin Hill

    • Night Flying Flight - Biggin Hill

  • SHQ, RAF Northolt

  • No 41 (Fighter) Squadron - Northolt

  • Communication Flight - Northolt

  • No 25 (Fighter) Squadron - Hawkinge

  • No 17 (Fighter) Squadron - Hawkinge

  • SHQ, RAF Duxford

  • No 19 (Fighter) Squadron - Duxford

  • No 29 (Fighter) Squadron - Duxford

  • No 111 (Fighter) Squadron - Duxford

  • Station Flight - Duxford

  • No 3 (Fighter) Squadron - Upavon

  • No 23 (Fighter) Squadron - Henlow

  • No 43 (Fighter) Squadron - Henlow

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM

Henry R M Brooke-Popham

20 May 1926 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CMG, DSO, AFC; later ACM
Gp Capt Phillip B Joubert de la Ferte 20 May 1926 CMG, DSO; later ACM
Wg Cdr George F Pretyman 20 May 1926 DSO, OBE
Wg Cdr Claude G S Gould 20 May 1926  
Sqn Ldr Edward B Rice 20 May 1926  
Flt Lt Reginald J Read 20 May 1926  
Flt Lt Joseph Blackford 20 May 1926  
Fg Off Sydney Symonds 20 May 1926  
Fg Off William J Richards 20 May 1926  
Fg Off Rudolph T Taffe  5 Jul 1926  
Stores Branch
Sqn Ldr Harold E J Hewitt 20 May 1926

 

Flt Lt Maurice J James 20 May 1926

MBE

Flt Lt Leonard H Vernon  8 Jun 1926
Medical Branch
Sqn Ldr Thomas J Kelly 20 May 1926  
Education Officer
Flt Lt Herbert P Bridges 20 May 1926 BA, LLB, RAFO

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

July 1927

Location Command  
Hillingdon House, Uxbridge Air Defence of Great Britain
  • SHQ, RAF Kenley

  • No 32 (Fighter) Squadron - Kenley

  • No 23 (Fighter) Squadron - Kenley

  • No 56 (Fighter) Squadron - Biggin Hill

  • Night Flying Flight - Biggin Hill

  • SHQ, RAF Northolt

  • No 24 (Communications) Squadron - Northolt

  • No 25 (Fighter) Squadron - Hawkinge

  • No 41 (Fighter) Squadron - Northolt

  • Superintendent, RAF Reserve - Northolt

  • SHQ, RAF Duxford

  • No 19 (Fighter) Squadron - Duxford

  • No 29 (Fighter) Squadron - Duxford

  • No 111 (Fighter) Squadron - Duxford

  • Station Flight - Duxford

  • No 3 (Fighter) Squadron - Upavon

  • No 17 (Fighter) Squadron - Upavon

  • No 1 (Fighter) Squadron - Tangmere

  • No 43 (Fighter) Squadron - Tangmere

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM

Sir Robert Brooke-Popham

20 May 1926 Air Officer Commanding, KCB, CMG, DSO, AFC; later ACM
Gp Capt Philip L W Herbert 22 Aug 1926 CMG, CBE; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr Hugh L Reilly  1 Feb 1927 DSO
Wg Cdr Claude G S Gould 20 May 1926  
Sqn Ldr Edward B Rice 20 May 1926  
Sqn Ldr Horace P Lale  7 Aug 1926 DSO, DFC
Flt Lt John F Titmas  1 Jun 1927 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Joseph Blackford 20 May 1926  
Flt Lt Frank G Brockman  7 Dec 1928 Armament Officer
Flt Lt William J Richards 20 May 1926  
Flt Lt

David D A Greig

11 Apr 1927 DFC
Fg Off Rudolph T Taffe  5 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Ernest S Borthwick-Clarke 15 Jan 1927  
Fg Off Charles Dollery 16 May 1927 MBE
Stores Branch
Sqn Ldr Harry T Foxen 20 Sep 1926

 

Flt Lt Maurice J James 20 May 1926

MBE

Medical Branch
Sqn Ldr Thomas J Kelly 20 May 1926 MC, MB, BA
Education Officer
Lt Joseph A Taylor  7 Jun 1926 MSc

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

July 1928

Location Command  
Hillingdon House, Uxbridge Air Defence of Great Britain
  • Night Flying Flight - Biggin Hill

  • SHQ, RAF Duxford

    • No 19 (Fighter) Squadron - Duxford

    • Station Flight - Duxford

  • SHQ Hawkinge

    • No 25 (Fighter) Squadron - Hawkinge

  • No 111 (Fighter) Squadron - Hornchurch

  • SHQ, RAF Kenley

    • No 32 (Fighter) Squadron - Kenley

    • No 23 (Fighter) Squadron - Kenley

  • SHQ, RAF Northolt

    • No 24 (Communications) Squadron - Northolt

    • No 41 (Fighter) Squadron - Northolt

  • SHQ North Weald

    • No 29 (Fighter) Squadron - North Weald

    • No 56 (Fighter) Squadron - North Weald

  • SHQ Tangmere

    • No 1 (Fighter) Squadron - Tangmere

    • No 43 (Fighter) Squadron - Tangmere

  • SHQ Upavon

    • No 3 (Fighter) Squadron - Upavon

    • No 17 (Fighter) Squadron - Upavon

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM

Sir Robert Brooke-Popham

20 May 1926 Air Officer Commanding, KCB, CMG, DSO, AFC; later ACM
Gp Capt Philip L W Herbert 22 Aug 1926 CMG, CBE; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr Hugh L Reilly  1 Feb 1927 DSO
Wg Cdr Claude G S Gould 20 May 1926  
Sqn Ldr Edward B Rice 20 May 1926  
Sqn Ldr William D Budgen 14 Nov 1927 OBE; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

John L M de C Hughes-Chamberlain

 5 Apr 1928  
Flt Lt

Harold T Lydford

14 May 1928 AFC, later AM
Flt Lt Joseph Blackford 20 May 1926  
Flt Lt John F Titmas  1 Jun 1927 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Frank G Brockman  7 Dec 1928 Armament Officer
Flt Lt William J Richards 30 May 1926  
Fg Off Rudolph T Taffe  5 Jul 1926  
Stores Branch
Sqn Ldr Frederick A Baldwin  1 Sep 1927  
Flt Lt Maurice J James 20 May 1926

MBE

Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Robert F C Metcalfe 19 Mar 1928  
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr Harry M S Turner 22 Aug 1927 MBE, DTM&H, FRS(E)
Education Officer
Lt Joseph A Taylor  7 Jun 1926 MSc

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

July 1929

Location Command  
Hillingdon House, Uxbridge Air Defence of Great Britain
  • Night Flying Flight - Biggin Hill

  • SHQ, RAF Duxford

    • No 19 (Fighter) Squadron - Duxford

    • Station Flight - Duxford

  • No 25 (Fighter) Squadron - Hawkinge

  • No 111 (Fighter) Squadron - Hornchurch

  • SHQ, RAF Kenley

    • No 32 (Fighter) Squadron - Kenley

    • No 23 (Fighter) Squadron - Kenley

  • SHQ, RAF Northolt

    • No 24 (Communications) Squadron - Northolt

    • No 41 (Fighter) Squadron - Northolt

  • SHQ North Weald

    • No 29 (Fighter) Squadron - North Weald

    • No 56 (Fighter) Squadron - North Weald

  • SHQ Tangmere

    • No 1 (Fighter) Squadron - Tangmere

    • No 43 (Fighter) Squadron - Tangmere

  • SHQ Upavon

    • No 3 (Fighter) Squadron - Upavon

    • No 17 (Fighter) Squadron - Upavon

  • Cambridge University Air Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM

Francis R Scarlett

20 May 1926 Air Officer Commanding,  CB, DSO
A/Cdre

Charles R Samson

 1 Oct 1928 CMG, DSO, AFC
Gp Capt Philip L W Herbert 22 Aug 1926 CMG, CBE; later A/Cdre
Gp Capt Ivan T Courtney 15 Apr 1929 CBE
Gp Capt William H Primrose 24 Jan 1929 DFC; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr John Sowrey 17 May 929 DFC
Wg Cdr

Keith R Park

16 Mar 1929 MC, DFC; later ACM
Sqn Ldr George G A Williams 11 Jan 1929  
Sqn Ldr Arthur T Williams 17 Dec 1928 OBE
Sqn Ldr Vincent Greenwood  2 Oct 1928 Signals duties
Sqn Ldr William D Budgen 14 Nov 1927 OBE; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Tilden C Thomson 31 Dec 1928 Engineer duties
Flt Lt

John L M de C Hughes-Chamberlain

 5 Apr 1928  
Flt Lt Ian Cullen 22 Feb 1929 Armament duties, MBE, AFC
Flt Lt

Somerled D Macdonald

10 Jan 1929 DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt William J Richards 30 May 1926  
Stores Branch
Sqn Ldr Frank Anderson 18 Feb 1929  
Flt Lt Maurice J James 20 May 1926

MBE

Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Robert F C Metcalfe 19 Mar 1928  
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr Harry M S Turner 22 Aug 1927 MBE, DTM&H, FRS(E)
Education Officer
Capt Norman Wood 17 Jun 1929  
Works and Buildings Directorate
Lt Col W W Farthing   Superintending Civil Engineer, OBE

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

July 1930

Location Command  
Hillingdon House, Uxbridge Air Defence of Great Britain
  • Night Flying Flight - Biggin Hill

  • SHQ, RAF Duxford

    • No 19 (Fighter) Squadron - Duxford

    • Station Flight - Duxford

  • No 25 (Fighter) Squadron - Hawkinge

  • SHQ, RAF Hornchurch

    • No 54 (Fighter) Squadron)

    • No 111 (Fighter) Squadron - Hornchurch

  • SHQ, RAF Kenley

    • No 32 (Fighter) Squadron - Kenley

    • No 23 (Fighter) Squadron - Kenley

  • SHQ, RAF Northolt

    • No 24 (Communications) Squadron - Northolt

    • No 41 (Fighter) Squadron - Northolt

  • SHQ North Weald

    • No 29 (Fighter) Squadron - North Weald

    • No 56 (Fighter) Squadron - North Weald

  • SHQ Tangmere

    • No 1 (Fighter) Squadron - Tangmere

    • No 43 (Fighter) Squadron - Tangmere

  • SHQ Upavon

    • No 3 (Fighter) Squadron - Upavon

    • No 17 (Fighter) Squadron - Upavon

  • Cambridge University Air Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM

Hugh C T Dowding

28 Dec 1929 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CMG; later ACM
Gp Capt Ivan T Courtney 15 Apr 1929 CBE
Gp Capt William H Primrose 24 Jan 1929 DFC; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr Reginald G D Small 18 Sep 1929  
Wg Cdr Frederick W Stent 11 Feb 1930 MC
Wg Cdr

Keith R Park

16 Mar 1929 MC, DFC; later ACM
Sqn Ldr George G A Williams 11 Jan 1929  
Sqn Ldr Arthur T Williams 17 Dec 1928 OBE
Sqn Ldr Vincent Greenwood  2 Oct 1928 Signals duties
Sqn Ldr William D Budgen 14 Nov 1927 OBE; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Tilden C Thomson 31 Dec 1928 Engineer duties
Sqn Ldr Nicholas W Wadham 27 May 1930  
Sqn Ldr Ian Cullen 22 Feb 1929 Armament duties, MBE, AFC
Flt Lt

John L M de C Hughes-Chamberlain

 5 Apr 1928  
Flt Lt Walter R Day 17 Oct 1929 Signals duties
Flt Lt George H Stainforth 17 Feb 1930  
Stores Branch
Sqn Ldr Frank Anderson 18 Feb 1929  
Flt Lt Maurice J James 20 May 1926

MBE

Accountant Branch
Sqn Ldr Percy A Simmonds  3 Sep 1929  
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr Harry M S Turner 22 Aug 1927 MBE, MD, MRCS, LRCP, DTM&H
Education Officer
Capt Norman Wood 17 Jun 1929 MA PhD
Works and Buildings Directorate
Lt Col W W Farthing   Superintending Civil Engineer, OBE

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

July 1931

Location Command  
Hillingdon House, Uxbridge Air Defence of Great Britain
  • Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Flight - Biggin Hill

  • SHQ, RAF Duxford

    • No 19 (Fighter) Squadron - Duxford

    • Station Flight - Duxford

  • No 25 (Fighter) Squadron - Hawkinge

  • SHQ, RAF Hornchurch

    • No 54 (Fighter) Squadron - Hornchurch

    • No 111 (Fighter) Squadron - Hornchurch

  • SHQ, RAF Kenley

    • No 32 (Fighter) Squadron - Kenley

    • No 23 (Fighter) Squadron - Kenley

  • SHQ, RAF Northolt

    • No 24 (Communications) Squadron - Northolt

    • No 41 (Fighter) Squadron - Northolt

  • SHQ North Weald

    • No 29 (Fighter) Squadron - North Weald

    • No 56 (Fighter) Squadron - North Weald

  • SHQ Tangmere

    • No 1 (Fighter) Squadron - Tangmere

    • No 43 (Fighter) Squadron - Tangmere

  • SHQ Upavon

    • No 3 (Fighter) Squadron - Upavon

    • No 17 (Fighter) Squadron - Upavon

  • Cambridge University Air Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM

Frederick W Bowhill

 4 May 1931 Air Officer Commanding, CMG, DSO; later ACM
Gp Capt William H Primrose 24 Jan 1929 DFC; later A/Cdre
Gp Capt Joseph R W Smtyh-Pigott  1 Apr 1931 DSO
Gp Capt Hugh L Reilly 26 Jul 1930 DSO
Sqn Ldr Vincent Greenwood  2 Oct 1928 Signals duties
Sqn Ldr William D Budgen 14 Nov 1927 OBE; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Tilden C Thomson 31 Dec 1928 Engineer duties
Sqn Ldr

John W B Grigson

 6 Jan 1931 DSO, DFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Nicholas W Wadham 27 May 1930  
Sqn Ldr Ian Cullen 22 Feb 1929 Armament duties, MBE, AFC
Flt Lt

John L M de C Hughes-Chamberlain

 5 Apr 1928  
Flt Lt Walter R Day 17 Oct 1929 Signals duties
Flt Lt William H Golder  7 Mar 1931 DSM
Stores Branch
Sqn Ldr Frank Anderson 18 Feb 1929  
Flt Lt Frederick W Todd  2 Feb 1931  
Accountant Branch
Sqn Ldr Percy A Simmonds  3 Sep 1929  
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr Reginald H Knowles 30 Sep 1930 MD, ChB, DPH
Education Officer
Capt Norman Wood 17 Jun 1929 MA PhD
Works and Buildings Directorate
Lt Col W W Farthing   Superintending Civil Engineer, OBE

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Location Command  
Hillingdon House, Uxbridge Air Defence of Great Britain
  • Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Flight - Biggin Hill

  • SHQ, RAF Duxford

    • No 19 (Fighter) Squadron - Duxford

    • Station Flight - Duxford

  • No 25 (Fighter) Squadron - Hawkinge

  • SHQ, RAF Hornchurch

    • No 54 (Fighter) Squadron - Hornchurch

    • No 111 (Fighter) Squadron - Hornchurch

  • SHQ, RAF Kenley

    • No 32 (Fighter) Squadron - Kenley

    • No 23 (Fighter) Squadron - Kenley

  • SHQ, RAF Northolt

    • No 24 (Communications) Squadron - Northolt

    • No 41 (Fighter) Squadron - Northolt

  • SHQ North Weald

    • No 29 (Fighter) Squadron - North Weald

    • No 56 (Fighter) Squadron - North Weald

  • SHQ Tangmere

    • No 1 (Fighter) Squadron - Tangmere

    • No 43 (Fighter) Squadron - Tangmere

  • SHQ Upavon

    • No 3 (Fighter) Squadron - Upavon

    • No 17 (Fighter) Squadron - Upavon

  • Cambridge University Air Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM

Frederick W Bowhill

 4 May 1931 Air Officer Commanding, CMG, DSO; later ACM
Gp Capt Joseph H A Landon  1 Aug 1931 DSO, OBE
Gp Capt George I Carmichael 12 Apr 1932 DSO, AFC
Gp Capt

John E A Baldwin

 1 Jan 1932 DSO, OBE, ADC; later AM
Wg Cdr

Robert P Willock

20 Dec 1931 later AVM
Wg Cdr Wilfred H Dolphin  3 Sep 1931 Engineer duties
Sqn Ldr Vincent Greenwood  2 Oct 1928 Signals duties
Sqn Ldr William D Budgen 14 Nov 1927 OBE; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Reginald E G Fulljames  7 Feb 1932 Engineer duties, MC
Sqn Ldr Nicholas W Wadham 27 May 1930  
Sqn Ldr Ian Cullen 22 Feb 1929 Armament duties, MBE, AFC
Flt Lt

John L M de C Hughes-Chamberlain

 5 Apr 1928  
Flt Lt John R Wolley  5 Dec 1931 Signals duties
Flt Lt

Barnabas H C Russell

16 Nov 1931 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Sqn Ldr

Arthur E Sutton-Jones

15 Mar 1932  
Flt Lt Rowallan M Taylor  1 Nov 1931  
Accountant Branch
Sqn Ldr Percy A Simmonds  3 Sep 1929  
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr Reginald H Knowles 30 Sep 1930 MD, ChB, DPH
Education Officer
Capt Norman Wood 17 Jun 1929 MA PhD
Works and Buildings Directorate
Lt Col W W Farthing   Superintending Civil Engineer, OBE

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Location Command  
Hillingdon House, Uxbridge Air Defence of Great Britain
  • SHQ, RAF Biggin Hill

    • No 32 (Fighter) Squadron - Biggin Hill

    • No 23 (Fighter) Squadron - Biggin Hill

    • Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Flight - Biggin Hill

  • SHQ, RAF Duxford

    • No 19 (Fighter) Squadron - Duxford

    • Station Flight - Duxford

  • No 25 (Fighter) Squadron - Hawkinge

  • SHQ, RAF Hornchurch

    • No 54 (Fighter) Squadron - Hornchurch

    • No 111 (Fighter) Squadron - Hornchurch

  • SHQ, RAF Northolt

    • No 24 (Communications) Squadron - Northolt

    • No 41 (Fighter) Squadron - Northolt

  • SHQ North Weald

    • No 29 (Fighter) Squadron - North Weald

    • No 56 (Fighter) Squadron - North Weald

  • SHQ Tangmere

    • No 1 (Fighter) Squadron - Tangmere

    • No 43 (Fighter) Squadron - Tangmere

  • SHQ Upavon

    • No 3 (Fighter) Squadron - Upavon

    • No 17 (Fighter) Squadron - Upavon

  • Cambridge University Air Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM

Frederick W Bowhill

 4 May 1931 Air Officer Commanding, CMG, DSO; later ACM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off Felix P R Dunworth 24 Apr 1933 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre

John E A Baldwin

 1 Jan 1932 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, OBE, ADC; later AM
Gp Capt

Henry J F Hunter

 6 Feb 1933 MC; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr

Robert P Willock

20 Dec 1931 later AVM
Sqn Ldr Nicholas W Wadham 27 May 1930  
Group Captain i/c Administration
Gp Capt George I Carmichael 12 Apr 1932 DSO, AFC
Personnel Staff
Sqn Ldr

Harold J Collins

 6 Jul 1932 Senior Personnel Staff Officer; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Herbert G Brookman 17 Dec 1932  
Equipment Staff
Wg Cdr Wilfred H Dolphin  3 Sep 1931 Senior Equipment Staff Officer

Engineer Section

Sqn Ldr Reginald E G Fulljames  7 Feb 1932 MC
Stores Section
Sqn Ldr

Arthur E Sutton-Jones

15 Mar 1932  
Flt Lt

Bertram E Essex

12 Apr 1933  
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Sqn Ldr George V Howard 30 Jan 1933 DFC
Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr Vincent Greenwood  2 Oct 1928  
Flt Lt John R Wolley  5 Dec 1931  
Accountant
Sqn Ldr Percy A Simmonds  3 Sep 1929  
Medical
Wg Cdr Reginald H Knowles 30 Sep 1930 Principal Medical Officer, MD, ChB, DPH
Chaplain
Rev W R Marsh  1 Jan 1933 BD
Educational
Capt Norman Wood 17 Jun 1929 MA PhD
Works
Lt Col W W Farthing   Superintending Civil Engineer, OBE
Warrant Officers
WO I Louis H Mets  5 Feb 1929  
WO I George Glendinning 30 Nov 1929  
WO I John V Edwards 25 Sep 1931  
WO II David McLaren  8 Jan 1929  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

July 1934

Location Command  
Hillingdon House, Uxbridge Air Defence of Great Britain
  • SHQ, RAF Biggin Hill

    • No 32 (Fighter) Squadron - Biggin Hill

    • No 23 (Fighter) Squadron - Biggin Hill

    • Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Flight - Biggin Hill

  • SHQ, RAF Duxford

    • No 19 (Fighter) Squadron - Duxford

    • Station Flight - Duxford

  • No 25 (Fighter) Squadron - Hawkinge

  • SHQ, RAF Hornchurch

    • No 54 (Fighter) Squadron - Hornchurch

    • No 111 (Fighter) Squadron - Hornchurch

  • SHQ Kenley

    • No 3 (Fighter) Squadron - Kenley

    • No 17 (Fighter) Squadron - Kenley

    • RAF Storage Section - Kenley

  • SHQ, RAF Northolt

    • No 24 (Communications) Squadron - Northolt

    • No 41 (Fighter) Squadron - Northolt

  • SHQ North Weald

    • No 29 (Fighter) Squadron - North Weald

    • No 56 (Fighter) Squadron - North Weald

  • SHQ Tangmere

    • No 1 (Fighter) Squadron - Tangmere

    • No 43 (Fighter) Squadron - Tangmere

  • Cambridge University Air Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM

Phillip B Joubert de la Ferte

 2 Jan 1934 Air Officer Commanding, CMG, DSO; later ACM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off Felix P R Dunworth 24 Apr 1933 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt

Owen T Boyd

16 Apr 1934 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, MC, AFC; later AM
Gp Capt

Henry J F Hunter

 6 Feb 1933 MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Harold A Whistler  1 Sep 1933 DSO, DFC
Sqn Ldr Nicholas W Wadham 27 May 1930  
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr Hubert W G J Pendrel  5 Oct 1933 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, MC, AFC
Flt Lt Anthony C B Harrison 18 Jan 1934 MC
Equipment Staff
Gp Capt

Thomas E B Howe

18 Aug 1933 Senior Equipment Staff Officer, AFC, ADC; later A/Cdre

Engineer Section

Wg Cdr Edward Osmond 20 Nov 1933 CBE
Sqn Ldr Clair St Noble 21 Dec 1933  
Stores Section
Sqn Ldr

Arthur E Sutton-Jones

15 Mar 1932  
Sqn Ldr Frank E J Coates  1 Feb 1934  
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Sqn Ldr George V Howard 30 Jan 1933 DFC
Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr Vincent Greenwood  2 Oct 1928 Chief Signals Officer
Flt Lt Harold W St John 11 Oct 1933 DFC
Accountant
Sqn Ldr Frederick W Arthurton 24 Feb 1934  
Medical
Wg Cdr Kenneth Biggs  1 Jan 1934 Principal Medical Officer, MC, MRCS, LRCP, DPH
Chaplain
Rev W R Marsh  1 Jan 1933 BD
Educational
Capt Norman Wood 17 Jun 1929 MA PhD
Works
Lt Col W W Farthing   Superintending Civil Engineer, OBE
Supernumerary
Flt Lt

John Marsden

23 Apr 1934 later A/Cdre
Warrant Officers
WO I George Glendinning 30 Nov 1929 Personnel Staff
WO I John V Edwards 25 Sep 1931 Equipment Staff (Engineer Section)
WO II Walter J Simpson  9 May 1934 Equipment Staff (Stores Section)
WO II David McLaren  8 Jan 1929 Signals

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Location Command  
Hillingdon House, Uxbridge Air Defence of Great Britain
  • SHQ, RAF Biggin Hill

    • No 32 (Fighter) Squadron - Biggin Hill

    • No 23 (Fighter) Squadron - Biggin Hill

    • Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Flight - Biggin Hill

  • SHQ, RAF Duxford

    • No 19 (Fighter) Squadron - Duxford

    • Station Flight - Duxford

  • No 25 (Fighter) Squadron - Hawkinge

  • SHQ, RAF Hornchurch

    • No 54 (Fighter) Squadron - Hornchurch

    • No 111 (Fighter) Squadron - Hornchurch

  • SHQ Kenley

    • No 3 (Fighter) Squadron - Kenley

    • No 17 (Fighter) Squadron - Kenley

    • RAF Storage Section - Kenley

  • SHQ, RAF Northolt

    • No 24 (Communications) Squadron - Northolt

    • No 41 (Fighter) Squadron - Northolt

  • SHQ North Weald

    • No 29 (Fighter) Squadron - North Weald

    • No 56 (Fighter) Squadron - North Weald

  • SHQ Tangmere

    • No 1 (Fighter) Squadron - Tangmere

    • No 43 (Fighter) Squadron - Tangmere

  • Cambridge University Air Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM

Phillip B Joubert de la Ferte

 2 Jan 1934 Air Officer Commanding, CMG, DSO; later ACM
Personal Appointment
Plt Off Michael Dawnay  2 Oct 1934 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt

Owen T Boyd

16 Apr 1934 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, MC, AFC; later AM
Gp Capt

John H S Tyssen

 5 Mar 1935 MC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Harold A Whistler  1 Sep 1933 DSO, DFC
Sqn Ldr

George E Wilson

11 Mar 1935 later A/Cdre
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr Hubert W G J Pendrel  5 Oct 1933 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, MC, AFC
Flt Lt Anthony C B Harrison 18 Jan 1934 MC
Equipment Staff
Gp Capt

Frederick G D Hards

27 Feb 1935 Senior Equipment Staff Officer, DSC, DFC; later AVM

Engineer Section

Wg Cdr Edward Osmond 20 Nov 1933 CBE
Sqn Ldr Alwyn J Warwick  6 Mar 1935  
Stores Section
Sqn Ldr

Arthur E Sutton-Jones

15 Mar 1932  
Sqn Ldr

Eric L Ridley

25 Feb 1935 later A/Cdre
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Sqn Ldr George V Howard 30 Jan 1933 DFC
Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr Vincent Greenwood  2 Oct 1928 Chief Signals Officer
Flt Lt Harold W St John 11 Oct 1933 DFC
Accountant
Sqn Ldr Frederick W Arthurton 24 Feb 1934  
Medical
Wg Cdr Kenneth Biggs  1 Jan 1934 Principal Medical Officer, MC, MRCS, LRCP, DPH
Chaplain
Rev W R Marsh  1 Jan 1933 Staff Chaplain, United Board, BD
Rev William T Rees  3 Dec 1934 Church of England
Educational
Capt Norman Wood 17 Jun 1929 MA PhD
Works
Lt Col W W Farthing   Superintending Civil Engineer, OBE
Warrant Officers
WO I Herbert W Smith 19 Oct 1934 Signals
WO I Lawrence Doyle 15 Oct 1934 Personnel Staff
WO I James W Dunk 14 Jan 1935 Equipment Staff (Engineer), MBE
WO II Walter J Simpson  9 May 1934 Equipment Staff (Stores Section)
Supernumerary
Sqn Ldr Harold A Hamersley  1 Apr 1935 MC

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

This Group was disbanded on 1 May 1936 when it was redesignated HQ No 11 Group

 

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