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No 1 (Indian) Group Personnel, units and locations


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July 1929

Formed 1 November 1928 to administer Nos 1 and 2 (Indian) Wing Stations

Location Command Controlled
Peshawar RAF India
  • No 1 (Indian) Wing Station - Kohat

    • No 27 (Bomber) Squadron - Kohat

    • No 60 (Bomber) Squadron - Kohat

  • No 2 (Indian) Wing Station - Risalpur

    • No 11 (Bomber) Squadron - Risalpur

    • No 39 (Bomber) Squadron - Risalpur

  • No 20 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Peshawar

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Henry Le M Brock

12 Jan 1929 Officer Commanding, DSO; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Alan G Bishop  1 Nov 1928 AFC, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Henry D O'Neill  1 Nov 1928 AFC, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Geoffrey R C Spencer

17 Dec 1928 later AVM
Education Officer
Capt Herbert A M d'Este  2 Sep 1927 Grade IV (Acting Grade III), BSc (also No 2 (Indian Wing) Station)

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

July 1930

Location Command Controlled
Peshawar RAF India
  • No 1 (Indian) Wing Station - Kohat

    • No 27 (Bomber) Squadron - Kohat

    • No 60 (Bomber) Squadron - Kohat

  • No 2 (Indian) Wing Station - Risalpur

    • No 11 (Bomber) Squadron - Risalpur

    • No 39 (Bomber) Squadron - Risalpur

  • No 20 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Peshawar

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Henry Le M Brock

12 Jan 1929 Officer Commanding, DSO; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Leslie N Hollinghurst

 8 Oct 1929 DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt

Noel S Paynter

23 Oct 1929 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Edmund A C Britton

 8 Oct 1929 DFC
Education Officer
Capt Herbert A M d'Este  2 Sep 1927 Grade IV (Acting Grade III), BSc (also No 2 (Indian Wing) Station)

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

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 Controlled
Peshawar RAF India
  • No 1 (Indian) Wing Station - Kohat

    • No 27 (Bomber) Squadron - Kohat

    • No 60 (Bomber) Squadron - Kohat

  • No 2 (Indian) Wing Station - Risalpur

    • No 11 (Bomber) Squadron - Risalpur

    • No 39 (Bomber) Squadron - Risalpur

  • No 20 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Peshawar

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Arthur S Barratt

 2 Apr 1931 Officer Commanding, CMG, MC; later ACM
Sqn Ldr

Leslie N Hollinghurst

 8 Oct 1929 DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Stuart D Culley 14 Feb 1931 DSO
Flt Lt Frank G A Robinson 11 Dec 1930  
Flt Lt

Edmund A C Britton

 8 Oct 1929 DFC

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Location Command Controlled
Peshawar RAF India
  • No 1 (Indian) Wing Station - Kohat

    • No 27 (Bomber) Squadron - Kohat

    • No 60 (Bomber) Squadron - Kohat

  • No 2 (Indian) Wing Station - Risalpur

    • No 11 (Bomber) Squadron - Risalpur

    • No 39 (Bomber) Squadron - Risalpur

  • No 20 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Peshawar

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Arthur S Barratt

 2 Apr 1931 Officer Commanding, CMG, MC; later ACM
Sqn Ldr

Leslie N Hollinghurst

 8 Oct 1929 DFC; later ACM
Sqn Ldr Stuart D Culley 14 Feb 1931 DSO
Flt Lt Charles L Lea-Cox 19 Sep 1931 Adjutant
Flt Lt

Alfred C H Sharp

23 Jan 1932 Armament duties, later AVM
Flt Lt George H Huxham 24 Dec 1931 Signals duties
Stores Branch
Flt Lt William C Farley 22 Dec 1931  

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Location Command Controlled
Peshawar RAF India
  • No 1 (Indian) Wing Station - Kohat

    • No 27 (Bomber) Squadron - Kohat

    • No 60 (Bomber) Squadron - Kohat

  • No 2 (Indian) Wing Station - Risalpur

    • No 11 (Bomber) Squadron - Risalpur

    • No 39 (Bomber) Squadron - Risalpur

  • No 20 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Peshawar

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Bertine E Sutton

 2 Sep 1932 Officer Commanding, DSO, OBE, MC; later AM
Sqn Ldr

Hugh P Lloyd

 2 Jan 1933 MC, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Charles L Lea-Cox 19 Sep 1931 Adjutant
Flt Lt James L Airey  7 Feb 1933 DFC
Flt Lt

Alfred C H Sharp

23 Jan 1932 Armament duties, later AVM
Flt Lt George H Huxham 24 Dec 1931 Signals duties
Stores Branch
Flt Lt William C Farley 22 Dec 1931  
Education Officer
Capt Hubert C Biles 27 Aug 1932 Grade III.
Warrant Officer - 2nd Class
WO II William T Hallett 16 Mar 1933

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

Location Command Controlled
Peshawar RAF India
  • No 1 (Indian) Wing Station - Kohat

    • No 27 (Bomber) Squadron - Kohat

    • No 60 (Bomber) Squadron - Kohat

  • No 2 (Indian) Wing Station - Risalpur

    • No 11 (Bomber) Squadron - Risalpur

    • No 39 (Bomber) Squadron - Risalpur

  • No 20 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Peshawar

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Bertine E Sutton

 2 Sep 1932 Officer Commanding, DSO, OBE, MC; later AM
Sqn Ldr

Hugh P Lloyd

 2 Jan 1933 MC, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Charles L Lea-Cox 19 Sep 1931 Adjutant
Flt Lt James L Airey  7 Feb 1933 DFC
Flt Lt

Alfred C H Sharp

23 Jan 1932 Armament duties, later AVM
Flt Lt George H Huxham 24 Dec 1931 Signals duties
Flt Lt Edmund C Hudleston 24 Nov 1933 Armament duties; later ACM
Stores Branch
Flt Lt William C Farley 22 Dec 1931  
Education Officer
Capt Hubert C Biles 27 Aug 1932 Grade III.
Warrant Officer - 2nd Class
WO II William T Hallett 16 Mar 1933

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

Location Command Controlled
Peshawar RAF India
  • No 1 (Indian) Wing Station - Kohat

    • No 27 (Bomber) Squadron - Kohat

    • No 60 (Bomber) Squadron - Kohat

  • No 2 (Indian) Wing Station - Risalpur

    • No 11 (Bomber) Squadron - Risalpur

    • No 39 (Bomber) Squadron - Risalpur

  • No 20 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Peshawar

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Bertine E Sutton

 2 Sep 1932 Officer Commanding, DSO, OBE, MC; later AM
Sqn Ldr

Hugh P Lloyd

 2 Jan 1933 MC, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Charles L Lea-Cox 19 Sep 1931 Adjutant
Flt Lt James L Airey  7 Feb 1933 DFC
Flt Lt

Gordon H Vasse

 5 Jan 1934 Armament duties, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt George H Huxham 24 Dec 1931 Signals duties
Stores Branch
Flt Lt William C Farley 22 Dec 1931  
Education Officer
Capt Hubert C Biles 27 Aug 1932 Grade III.
Warrant Officer - 2nd Class
WO II William T Hallett 16 Mar 1933

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Location Command Controlled
Peshawar RAF India
  • No 1 (Indian) Wing Station - Kohat

    • No 27 (Bomber) Squadron - Kohat

    • No 60 (Bomber) Squadron - Kohat

  • No 2 (Indian) Wing Station - Risalpur

    • No 11 (Bomber) Squadron - Risalpur

    • No 39 (Bomber) Squadron - Risalpur

  • No 20 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Peshawar

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Act Gp Capt (Wg Cdr)

Norman H Bottomley

 4 Oct 1934 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AM
Sqn Ldr

Hugh P Lloyd

 2 Jan 1933 MC, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Reginald Reay-Jones  9 Feb 1935  
Flt Lt James L Airey  7 Feb 1933 DFC
Flt Lt

Gordon H Vasse

 5 Jan 1934 Armament duties, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Leonard R Stokes  2 Dec 1934 Adjutant
Education Officer
Mr Thomas J D Craig 26 Feb 1935 Grade III, BA
Warrant Officer - 2nd Class
WO II William T Hallett 16 Mar 1933

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

July 1936

Location Command Controlled
Peshawar RAF India
  • No 1 (Indian) Wing Station - Kohat

    • No 27 (Bomber) Squadron - Kohat

    • No 60 (Bomber) Squadron - Kohat

  • No 2 (Indian) Wing Station - Risalpur

    • No 11 (Bomber) Squadron - Risalpur

    • No 39 (Bomber) Squadron - Risalpur

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Norman H Bottomley

 4 Oct 1934 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AM
Air Staff
Sqn Ldr

Eric D Barnes

28 Jan 1936 AFC; later A/Cdre
Administrative
Flt Lt Leonard R Stokes  2 Dec 1934 Adjutant
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Flt Lt M B Mackay  2  Mar 1936  
Services
Signals
Flt Lt C Stephenson 14 Mar 1936  
Educational
Mr Thomas J D Craig 26 Feb 1935 Grade III, BA
Warrant Officer - 2nd Class
WO II William T Hallett 16 Mar 1933

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

Location Command Controlled
Peshawar RAF India
  • No 1 (Indian) Wing Station - Kohat

    • No 27 (Bomber) Squadron - Kohat

    • No 60 (Bomber) Squadron - Kohat

  • No 2 (Indian) Wing Station - Risalpur

    • No 11 (Bomber) Squadron - Risalpur

    • No 39 (Bomber) Squadron - Risalpur

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Norman H Bottomley

 4 Oct 1934 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AM
Air Staff
Sqn Ldr

Eric D Barnes

28 Jan 1936 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt H G Wheeler  2 Nov 1936  
Personnel Staff
Flt Lt W N McKechnie 11 Mar 1937 EGM
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Flt Lt

Edmund C Hudleston

26 Oct 1936 later ACM
Services
Signals
Flt Lt C Stephenson 14 Mar 1936  
Educational
Mr Thomas J D Craig 26 Feb 1935 Grade III, BA
Warrant Officer - 2nd Class
WO II G Glendinning 23 Nov 1936

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Location Command Controlled
Peshawar RAF India
  • No 1 (Indian) Wing Station - Kohat

    • No 27 (Bomber) Squadron - Kohat

    • No 60 (Bomber) Squadron - Kohat

  • No 2 (Indian) Wing Station - Risalpur

    • No 11 (Bomber) Squadron - Risalpur

    • No 39 (Bomber) Squadron - Risalpur

    • No 5 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Risalpur

  • No 20 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Peshawar

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Charles C Darley

 8 Jan 1938 Officer Commanding, AM; later A/Cdre
Air Staff
Sqn Ldr

Sydney R Ubee

25 Apr 1938 later AVM
Flt Lt A H Seymour-Lucas  6 Jan 1938  
Personnel Staff
Flt Lt W N McKechnie 11 Mar 1937 EGM
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Flt Lt Donald M T Macdonald 25 Oct 1937 later AVM
Services
Signals
Flt Lt Leonard J Crosbie  8 Mar 1938  
Educational
Mr Thomas J D Craig 26 Feb 1935 Grade III, BA

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Location Command Controlled
Peshawar RAF India
  • No 1 (Indian) Wing Station - Kohat

    • No 5 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Risalpur

    • No 20 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Peshawar

    • No 27 (Bomber) Squadron - Kohat

    • No 60 (Bomber) Squadron - Kohat

  • No 2 (Indian) Wing Station - Risalpur

    • No 11 (Bomber) Squadron - Risalpur

    • No 39 (Bomber) Squadron - Risalpur

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Charles C Darley

 8 Jan 1938 Officer Commanding, AM; later A/Cdre
Air Staff
Sqn Ldr

Sydney R Ubee

25 Apr 1938 later AVM
Flt Lt A H Seymour-Lucas  6 Jan 1938  
Flt Lt P B B Ogilvie 25 Oct 1938  
Fg Off L E Cryer  4 Nov 1938 DFC
Personnel Staff
Fg Off C D Hackett 18 Sep 1938  
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Sqn Ldr Donald M T Macdonald 25 Oct 1937 later AVM
Sqn Ldr A McBowman 12 Oct 1938  
Services
Signals
Flt Lt G Thripp 30 Oct 1938  
Educational
Mr Thomas J D Craig 26 Feb 1935 Grade III, BA
Supernumerary
Wg Cdr

Henry G Crowe

25 Oct 1938 MC; later A/Cdre

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Location Command Controlled
Peshawar RAF India
  • No 1 (Indian) Wing Station - Kohat

    • No 27 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 60 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 20 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Peshawar

  • No 2 (Indian) Wing Station - Risalpur

    • No 5 (Army Co-operation) Squadron

    • No 11 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 39 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Charles C Darley

 8 Jan 1938 Officer Commanding, AM; later A/Cdre
Air Staff
Wg Cdr H G W Lock 23 Dec 1939 DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr

Sydney R Ubee

25 Apr 1938 later AVM
Flt Lt H P Jenkins 10 Feb 1939  
Flt Lt D G H Spencer  1 Feb 1939  
Fg Off D E W Adamson  6 Feb 1939  
Personnel Staff
Fg Off C D Hackett 18 Sep 1938  
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Sqn Ldr A McBowman 12 Oct 1938  
Services
Signals
Flt Lt G Thripp 30 Oct 1938  
Educational
Mr Thomas J D Craig 26 Feb 1935 Grade III, BA
Supernumerary
Gp Capt

Arthur W F Glenny

15 Dec 1938 MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr

Henry G Crowe

25 Oct 1938 MC; later A/Cdre

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Location Command Controlled
Peshawar RAF India
  • No 1 (Indian) Wing Station - Kohat

    • No 27 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 60 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 20 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Peshawar

  • No 2 (Indian) Wing Station - Risalpur

    • No 5 (Army Co-operation) Squadron

    • No 11 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 39 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Air Staff
Wg Cdr H G W Lock 23 Dec 1939 DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr

Sydney R Ubee

25 Apr 1938 later AVM
Sqn Ldr C G Skinner 11 Mar 1939
Flt Lt H P Jenkins 10 Feb 1939  
Flt Lt D G H Spencer  1 Feb 1939  
Fg Off D E W Adamson  6 Feb 1939  
Personnel Staff
Fg Off C D Hackett 18 Sep 1938  
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Sqn Ldr A McBowman 12 Oct 1938  
Services
Signals
Flt Lt G Thripp 30 Oct 1938  
Educational
Mr Thomas J D Craig 26 Feb 1935 Grade III, BA
Supernumerary
Gp Capt

Arthur W F Glenny

15 Dec 1938 MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr

Henry G Crowe

25 Oct 1938 MC; later A/Cdre

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

December 1939

Location Command Controlled
Peshawar RAF India
  • No 1 (Indian) Wing Station - Kohat

    • No 27 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 60 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 20 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Peshawar

  • No 5 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Risalpur

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Arthur W F Glenny

24 Dec 1938 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Air Staff
Wg Cdr H G W Lock 23 Dec 1939 DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr C G Skinner 11 Mar 1939
Sqn Ldr H P Jenkins 10 Feb 1939  
Sqn Ldr

Sydney R Ubee

25 Apr 1938 later AVM
Flt Lt C L T Wright 17 Aug 1939  
Fg Off D E W Adamson  6 Feb 1939  
Personnel Staff
Flt Lt C D Hackett 18 Sep 1938  
Staff to the Services
Armament
Sqn Ldr S P A Patmore  3 Mar 1939  
Signals
Flt Lt G Thripp 30 Oct 1938  
Educational
Mr A A McGregor 10 Feb 1939 Grade III, BSc
Supernumerary
Wg Cdr

Henry G Crowe

25 Oct 1938 MC; later A/Cdre

Source - December 1939 Confidential Air Force List

June 1941

Location Command Controlled
Peshawar Air Forces in India
  • No units listed

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre John C Russell 18 Mar1940 Officer Commanding, DSO
Air Staff
Wg Cdr H P Jenkins 10 Feb 1939  
Sqn Ldr H E Lowell
Administrative Staff
Plt Off H L W Stevens 18 Sep 1940  
Plt Off D T Lawrie 22 Oct1940  
Staff to the Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr G Thripp 30 Oct 1938  
Educational
Mr A A McGregor 10 Feb 1939 Grade III, BSc, RAFVR
Meteorological
Flt Lt L H Starr 17 Oct 1935 Meteorological Officer, MBE

Source - June 1941 Confidential Air Force List

July 1942

 

Source - July 1942 Confidential Air Force List

December 1943

 

Source - December 1943 Confidential Air Force List

June 1944

 

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

June 1945

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

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