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RAF Transjordan and Palestine/HQ Palestine and Transjordan Personnel, units and locations


[Dec 1926 | Jul 1927 | Jul 1928 | Sep 1928 | Jul 1929 | Jul 1930 | Aug 1930 | Sep 1930 | Oct 1930 | Nov 1930 | Dec 1930 | Jul 1931 | Jul 1932 | Jul 1933 | Jan 1934 | Jul 1934 | Jul 1935]

This was formed from Palestine Command and RAF Transjordan on 1 October 1926.

December 1926

 

Location Command Controlled
Amman Palestine Command
  • HQ - Amman

  • No 14 (Bombing) Squadron (HQ and 2 flights)- Amman

  • No 2 Armoured Car Company (1 Section) - Amman

  • No 2 Armoured Car Company (HQ and 2 Sections) - Ramleh

  • No 14 (Bombing) Squadron (1 flight)- Ramleh

  • Meteorological Station - Amman

  • Supply Depot - Sarafand

  • MT Repair Section - Sarafand

  • RAF Hospital - Sarafand

  • W/T Station - Helwan

  • No 2 Wireless Telegraphy Company, Royal Corps of Signals - Sarafand

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Eugene L Gerrard   1 Oct 1926 Air Officer Commanding, CMG, DSO
Gp Capt Lionel W B Rees   1 Oct 1926 VC, OBE, MC, AFC
Sqn Ldr Edward R L Corballis   1 Oct 1926 DSO, OBE
Flt Lt Nicholas W Wadham  1 Oct 1926  
Flt Lt Allan R Churchman  1 Oct 1926 DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John R Cassidy  1 Oct 1926 later AVM
Flt Lt Harold A L Pattison  1 Oct 1926 Signals Duties
Capt Arthur G Salisbury-Jones  1 Oct 1926 Attached, MC
Stores Branch
Sqn Ldr John S Coggin  1 Oct 1926
Flt Lt Walter Thorne  1 Oct 1926 later AVM
Fg Off Robert Q Bamber  1 Oct 1926
Chaplains Branch
Rev John H P Still  1 Oct 1926 BA

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

July 1927

Location Command Controlled
Amman Palestine Command
  • HQ - Amman

  • No 14 (Army Co-operation) Squadron (1 flight)- Amman

  • 'C' Section, No 2 Armoured Car Company - Amman

  • Meteorological Station - Amman

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt Lionel W B Rees   1 Oct 1926 Officer Commanding, VC, OBE, MC, AFC
Loc Maj (Capt) John A Codrington  9 Oct 1926 Attached, local Major
Flt Lt Harold A L Pattison  1 Oct 1926  
Flt Lt Nicholas W Wadham  1 Oct 1926  
Fg Off Benjamin J J Nimmo  1 Nov 1926
Fg Off Vincent J Sofiano 12 Jan 1927
Chaplains Branch
Rev John H P Still  1 Oct 1926 BA
Education Officer
2 Lt Eric B Classon 18 Feb 1927

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

July 1928

Location Command Controlled
Amman Palestine Command
  • HQ - Amman

  • No 14 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Amman

  • 'C' Section, No 2 Armoured Car Company - Amman

  • Meteorological Station - Amman

  • Meteorological Station - Ramleh

  • Supply Depot - Sarafand

  • RAF Hospital - Sarafand

  • W/T Station - Jerusalem

  • W/T Station - Ma'an

  • No 2 Wireless Telegraphy Company, Royal Corps of Signals - Sarafand

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt Lionel W B Rees   1 Oct 1926 Officer Commanding, VC, OBE, MC, AFC
Sqn Ldr Norman C Spratt  6 Jun 1927 OBE
Loc Maj (Capt) John A Codrington  9 Oct 1926 Attached, local Major
Flt Lt Nicholas W Wadham  1 Oct 1926  
Flt Lt William G E Hayman 30 Mar 1928  
Flt Lt Reginald N Davy  8 Jan 1928  
Flt Lt Gerald P H Carter 19 Sep 1927 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Alan T K Shipwright 30 Mar 1928 DFC
Flt Lt John V Kelly  3 Mar 1928  
Fg Off Vincent J Sofiano 12 Jan 1927
Stores Branch
Fg Off

Edward A Burridge

 2 Dec 1927 later A/Cdre
Chaplains Branch
Rev John G Stephens 15 Oct 1927 BA
Education Officer
Mr Reginald H Bennett  1 Sep 1927 Grade III, BA

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

Location Command Controlled
Amman Palestine Command
  • HQ - Amman

  • No 14 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Amman

  • No 2 Armoured Car Company - Amman

  • Meteorological Station - Amman

  • Meteorological Station - Ramleh

  • Supply Depot - Sarafand

  • RAF Hospital - Sarafand

  • W/T Station - Jerusalem

  • W/T Station - Ma'an

  • No 2 Wireless Telegraphy Company, Royal Corps of Signals - Sarafand

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt Lionel W B Rees   1 Oct 1926 Officer Commanding, VC, OBE, MC, AFC
Sqn Ldr Norman C Spratt  6 Jun 1927 OBE
Loc Maj (Capt) John A Codrington  9 Oct 1926 Attached, local Major
Flt Lt Nicholas W Wadham  1 Oct 1926  
Flt Lt William G E Hayman 30 Mar 1928  
Flt Lt Reginald N Davy  8 Jan 1928  
Flt Lt Gerald P H Carter 19 Sep 1927 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Alan T K Shipwright 30 Mar 1928 DFC
Flt Lt John V Kelly  3 Mar 1928  
Fg Off Vincent J Sofiano 12 Jan 1927
Stores Branch
Fg Off

Edward A Burridge

 2 Dec 1927 later A/Cdre
Chaplains Branch
Rev John G Stephens 15 Oct 1927 BA
Education Officer
Mr Reginald H Bennett  1 Sep 1927 Grade III, BA

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

July 1929

Location Command Controlled
Amman RAF Middle East
  • HQ - Amman

  • No 14 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Amman

  • No 2 Armoured Car Company (HQ and 2 Sections)- Amman

  • Meteorological Station - Amman

  • Meteorological Station - Ramleh

  • Supply Depot - Sarafand

  • RAF Hospital - Sarafand

  • W/T Station - Jerusalem

  • W/T Station - Ma'an

  • No 2 Wireless Telegraphy Company, Royal Corps of Signals - Sarafand

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Patrick H L Playfair

15 Nov 1928 Officer Commanding, MC; later AM
Sqn Ldr Joseph H Green 27 Oct 1928  
Act Sqn Ldr (Flt Lt) William Elliott 10 Feb 1929 DFC; later ACM
Loc Maj (Capt) John A Codrington  9 Oct 1926 Attached, local Major
Flt Lt William G E Hayman 30 Mar 1928  
Flt Lt Reginald N Davy  8 Jan 1928  
Flt Lt Gerald P H Carter 19 Sep 1927 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Alan T K Shipwright 30 Mar 1928 DFC
Fg Off Richard G Hennessy  7 Dec 1928 DSO, MC
Fg Off Royle F J Strange 29 Sep 1928
Stores Branch
Fg Off

Josiah E Truss

11 Jan 1929 MC
Chaplains Branch
Rev Harold Thomas 21 Sep 1928 BA
Education Officer
Mr Reginald H Bennett  1 Sep 1927 Grade III, BA

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

July 1930

Location Command Controlled
Amman

(Temporarily relocated to Customs House, Jerusalem)

RAF Middle East
  • SHQ - Amman

    • No 14 (Bomber) Squadron - Amman

    • Meteorological Station - Amman

    • No 2 Armoured Car Company (1 Section)- Amman

  • No 2 Armoured Car Company (HQ and 1 Sections)- Ramleh

  • Meteorological Station - Ramleh

  • No 2 Armoured Car Company (1 Section)- Haifa

  • No 2 Armoured Car Company (1 Section)- Roshpina

  • Supply Depot - Sarafand

  • RAF Hospital - Sarafand

  • W/T Station - Jerusalem

  • No 2 Wireless Telegraphy Company, Royal Corps of Signals - Sarafand

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Patrick H L Playfair

15 Nov 1928 Air Officer Commanding, MC; later AM
Wg Cdr

John C Russell

 7 Mar 1930 DSO; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

George B A Baker

25 Feb 1930 MC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Victor S E Lindop 15 Apr 1930  
Sqn Ldr Joseph H Green 27 Oct 1928  
Sqn Ldr Victor R Gibbs 15 Apr 1930 DSC
Act Sqn Ldr (Flt Lt) William Elliott 10 Feb 1929 DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt William H Poole 10 Feb 1929 AFC, MM
Flt Lt

Lawrence F Pendred

 1 Mar 1930 DFC; later AM
Fg Off Graham N Coward 27 Mar 1930 Signals duties
Fg Off John P Domvile 31 May 1930  
Fg Off Vincent J Sofiano  6 Jun 1930  
Fg Off Howard A Evans-Evans 13 Sep 1929 Signals duties
Fg Off Richard G Hennessy  7 Dec 1928 DSO, MC
Fg Off Royle F J Strange 29 Sep 1928
Stores Branch
Fg Off

Josiah E Truss

11 Jan 1929 MC
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr Thomas J Kelly 12 Apr 1930 MC, MD, BCh
Chaplains Branch
Rev Harold Thomas 21 Sep 1928 BA
Education Officer
Mr Reginald H Bennett  1 Sep 1927 Grade III, BA

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

 Old Fast Hotel Building, Jerusalem

RAF Middle East
  • SHQ - Amman

    • No 14 (Bomber) Squadron - Amman

    • Meteorological Station - Amman

    • No 2 Armoured Car Company (1 Section)- Amman

  • No 2 Armoured Car Company (HQ, A, B & C Sections)- Ramleh

  • No 6 (Bomber) Squadron (1 Flight) - Ramleh

  • Meteorological Station - Ramleh

  • No 2 Armoured Car Company (Half 'D' Section)- Ma'an

  • No 2 Armoured Car Company (Half 'D' Section)- Eastern Frontier

  • Supply Depot - Sarafand

  • RAF Hospital - Sarafand

  • W/T Station - Jerusalem

 

Transjordan Frontier Force
  • HQ - Zerka, Transjordan

    • 1st Battalion The King's Own Royal Regiment

    • 1st Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment

    • No 2 Wireless Telegraphy Company, Royal Corps of Signals

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Wilfrid R Freeman

20 Nov 1930 Air Officer Commanding, DSO, MC; later ACM
Act Gp Capt (Wg Cdr)

John C Russell

 7 Mar 1930 DSO; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

George B A Baker

25 Feb 1930 MC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr

Claude R Cox

 4 Feb 1931 AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Victor S E Lindop 15 Apr 1930  
Sqn Ldr Charles R Davidson  5 Jun 1931  
Act Sqn Ldr (Flt Lt) William Elliott 10 Feb 1929 DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Stephen C Strafford 18 Feb 1931 DFC; later AM
Flt Lt

Lawrence F Pendred

 1 Mar 1930 DFC; later AM
Flt Lt Owen R Pigott 16 May 1931 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Graham N Coward 27 Mar 1930 Signals duties
Flt Lt Royle F J Strange 29 Sep 1928
Flt Lt Alfred C Cuming  5 Sep 1930  
Flt Lt Howard A Evans-Evans 13 Sep 1929 Signals duties
Flt Lt Sydney H Woolf 28 Nov 1930  
Fg Off John P Domvile 31 May 1930  
Fg Off Vincent J Sofiano  6 Jun 1930  
Stores Branch
Fg Off

Josiah E Truss

11 Jan 1929 MC
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr Thomas J Kelly 12 Apr 1930 MC, MD, BCh
Chaplains Branch
Rev Kenneth C H Warner 19 Jan 1931 DSO, MA
Education Officer
Mr John R Morgan 16 Aug 1930 Grade III, BSc

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Location Command Controlled

 Old Fast Hotel Building, Jerusalem

RAF Middle East
  • SHQ - Amman

    • No 14 (Bomber) Squadron - Amman

    • Meteorological Station - Amman

  • No 2 Armoured Car Company (HQ, A, B & D Sections)- Ramleh

  • No 6 (Bomber) Squadron (1 Flight) - Ramleh

  • Meteorological Station - Ramleh

  • No 2 Armoured Car Company ('C' Section)- Ma'an

  • Supply Depot - Sarafand

  • RAF Hospital - Sarafand

 

Transjordan Frontier Force
  • HQ - Zerka, Transjordan

    • 1st Battalion The Royal Scot's Fusiliers

    • 1st Battalion The Middlesex Regiment

    • No 2 Wireless Telegraphy Company, Royal Corps of Signals

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Wilfrid R Freeman

20 Nov 1930 Air Officer Commanding, DSO, MC; later ACM
Act Gp Capt (Wg Cdr)

John C Russell

 7 Mar 1930 DSO; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Frederick W Walker

13 Jul 1931 DSC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Charles R Davidson  5 Jun 1931  
Sqn Ldr

Charles R Steele

26 Jun 1931 DFC; later AM
Sqn Ldr

Francis H E Reeve

 4 Feb 1932 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Stephen C Strafford 18 Feb 1931 DFC; later AM
Flt Lt

Lawrence F Pendred

 1 Mar 1930 DFC; later AM
Flt Lt Owen R Pigott 16 May 1931 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Graham N Coward 27 Mar 1930 Signals duties
Flt Lt Royle F J Strange 29 Sep 1928
Flt Lt Alfred C Cuming  5 Sep 1930  
Flt Lt Howard A Evans-Evans 13 Sep 1929 Signals duties
Flt Lt John P Domvile 31 May 1930  
Flt Lt Vincent J Sofiano  6 Jun 1930  
Fg Off Norman X Sheldrick 27 May 1931  
Fg Off Robert Macfarlan 27 Nov 1931  
Stores Branch
Fg Off

Josiah E Truss

11 Jan 1929 MC
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr Thomas J Kelly 12 Apr 1930 MC, MD, BCh
Chaplains Branch
Rev Kenneth C H Warner 19 Jan 1931 DSO, MA
Education Officer
Mr John R Morgan 16 Aug 1930 Grade III, BSc
Attached for Intelligence Duties
Capt J P Shelley 15 Dec 1931

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

By April 1933 it had been redesignated HQ Palestine and Transjordan.

July 1933

Location Command Controlled

 Old Fast Hotel Building, Jerusalem

RAF Middle East
  • SHQ - Amman

    • No 14 (Bomber) Squadron

    • Meteorological Station

  • No 6 (Bomber) Squadron (HQ & 2 Flights) - Ismailia

  • No 2 Armoured Car Company ('C' Section)- Ma'an

  • SHQ Ramleh

    • No 6 (Bomber) Squadron (1 Flight)

    • No 2 Armoured Car Company (HQ, A, B & D Sections)

    • Meteorological Station

  • Supply Depot - Sarafand

  • RAF Hospital - Sarafand

 

Transjordan Frontier Force
  • HQ - Zerka, Transjordan

    • 2nd Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders

    • 1st Battalion The Royal Ulster Rifles

    • No 2 Wireless Telegraphy Company, Royal Corps of Signals

    • 14 Company, Royal Army Service Corps

    • Supply Depot, Royal Army Service Corps

    • Detachment, Royal Army Medical Corps

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Wilfrid R Freeman

20 Nov 1930 Air Officer Commanding, DSO, MC; later ACM
Act Gp Capt (Wg Cdr)

John C Russell

 7 Mar 1930 DSO; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Frederic H Laurence  1 Oct 1932 MC
Sqn Ldr Frank O Soden  1 Nov 1932 DFC
Sqn Ldr Charles R Davidson  5 Jun 1931  
Sqn Ldr

Charles R Steele

26 Jun 1931 DFC; later AM
Sqn Ldr

Francis H E Reeve

 4 Feb 1932 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Stephen C Strafford 18 Feb 1931 DFC; later AM
Flt Lt

Lawrence F Pendred

 1 Mar 1930 DFC; later AM
Flt Lt John R D Goadsby  1 Oct 1932 Signals duties
Flt Lt Owen R Pigott 16 May 1931 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Royle F J Strange 29 Sep 1928
Flt Lt Alfred C Cuming  5 Sep 1930  
Flt Lt John P Domvile 31 May 1930  
Flt Lt Vincent J Sofiano  6 Jun 1930  
Fg Off Rodney L Wilkinson  1 Oct 1932  
Fg Off Robert Macfarlan 27 Nov 1931  
Stores Branch
Fg Off

Josiah E Truss

11 Jan 1929 MC
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr Thomas J Kelly 12 Apr 1930 MC, MD, BCh
Chaplains Branch
Rev John H P Still  1 Oct 1932 MA
Education Officer
Mr John R Morgan 16 Aug 1930 Grade III, BSc
Attached for Intelligence Duties
Capt J P Shelley 15 Dec 1931
Warrant Officer
WO II William H Poole 21 Nov 1932

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

Location Command Controlled
 Old Fast Hotel Building, Jerusalem RAF Middle East
  • SHQ - Amman

    • No 14 (Bomber) Squadron (HQ & 3 Flights)

    • Meteorological Station

    • 'B' Section, No 2 Armoured Car Company

  • 'C' Section, No 2 Armoured Car Company - Haifa

  • No 6 (Bomber) Squadron (HQ & 2 Flights) - Ismailia

  • 'C' Section, No 2 Armoured Car Company - Nablus

  • SHQ Ramleh

    • No 6 (Bomber) Squadron (2 Flights)

    • No 2 Armoured Car Company (HQ, 'A' & 'E' Sections)

    • Meteorological Station

  • Supply Depot - Sarafand

  • RAF Hospital - Sarafand

 

Transjordan Frontier Force
  • HQ - Zerka, Transjordan

    • 2nd Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders

    • 1st Battalion The Royal Ulster Rifles

    • No 2 Wireless Telegraphy Company, Royal Corps of Signals

    • 14 Company, Royal Army Service Corps

    • Supply Depot, Royal Army Service Corps

    • Detachment, Royal Army Medical Corps

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Richard E C Pierse

30 Sep 1933 Air Officer Commanding, DSO, AFC; later ACM
Wg Cdr

John C Russell

 7 Mar 1930 DSO; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr

Donald F Stevenson  

 1 Dec 1933 DSO, MC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Frederic H Laurence  1 Oct 1932 MC
Sqn Ldr Frank O Soden  1 Nov 1932 DFC
Sqn Ldr Charles R Davidson  5 Jun 1931  
Sqn Ldr

Francis H E Reeve

 4 Feb 1932 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Stephen C Strafford 18 Feb 1931 DFC; later AM
Flt Lt

Lawrence F Pendred

 1 Mar 1930 MBE, DFC; later AM
Flt Lt John R D Goadsby  1 Oct 1932 Signals duties
Flt Lt Owen R Pigott 16 May 1931 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Royle F J Strange 29 Sep 1928
Flt Lt Alfred C Cuming  5 Sep 1930  
Flt Lt John P Domvile 31 May 1930  
Flt Lt Vincent J Sofiano  6 Jun 1930  
Fg Off Robert Macfarlan 27 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Rodney L Wilkinson  1 Oct 1932  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt

Josiah E Truss

11 Jan 1929 MC
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr Thomas J Kelly 12 Apr 1930 MC, MD, BCh
Chaplains Branch
Rev John H P Still  1 Oct 1932 MA
Education Officer
Mr John R Morgan 16 Aug 1930 Grade III, BSc
Attached for Intelligence Duties
Capt J P Shelley 15 Dec 1931
Warrant Officer - 2nd Class
WO II William H Poole 21 Nov 1932

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

Location Command Controlled

 Old Fast Hotel Building, Jerusalem

RAF Middle East
  • SHQ - Amman

    • No 14 (Bomber) Squadron

    • Meteorological Station

  • SHQ Ramleh

    • No 6 (Bomber) Squadron (1 Flight)

    • No 2 Armoured Car Company

    • Meteorological Station

  • Supply Depot - Sarafand

  • RAF Hospital - Sarafand

 

Transjordan Frontier Force
  • HQ - Zerka, Transjordan

    • 1st Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders

    • 1st Battalion The Gordon Highlanders

    • No 2 Wireless Telegraphy Company, Royal Corps of Signals

    • 14 Company, Royal Army Service Corps

    • Detachment, No 33 Company, Royal Army Medical Corps

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Richard E C Pierse

30 Sep 1933 Air Officer Commanding, DSO, AFC; later ACM
Wg Cdr

Donald F Stevenson  

 1 Dec 1933 DSO, MC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Frederic H Laurence  1 Oct 1932 MC
Sqn Ldr Charles R Davidson  5 Jun 1931  
Sqn Ldr

Francis H E Reeve

 4 Feb 1932 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Stephen C Strafford 18 Feb 1931 DFC; later AM
Sqn Ldr

Alexander P Davidson

 8 Mar 1934 later AVM
Sqn Ldr George S Reed  1 Oct 1933 OBE
Flt Lt

Lawrence F Pendred

 1 Mar 1930 MBE, DFC; later AM
Flt Lt

George W Birkinshaw

15 Apr 1934 Engineer Duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

William A D Brook

16 Jan 1934 later AVM
Flt Lt John R D Goadsby  1 Oct 1932 Signals duties
Flt Lt Owen R Pigott 16 May 1931 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Royle F J Strange 29 Sep 1928
Flt Lt Alfred C Cuming  5 Sep 1930  
Flt Lt John P Domvile 31 May 1930  
Flt Lt Vincent J Sofiano  6 Jun 1930  
Fg Off Robert Macfarlan 27 Nov 1931  
Plt Off David A Pemberton  8 Mar 1934  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Clifford Hanson-Abbott 16 Mar 1934
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr Thomas J Kelly 12 Apr 1930 MC, MD, BCh
Chaplains Branch
Rev John H P Still  1 Oct 1932 MA
Education Officer
Mr John R Morgan 16 Aug 1930 Grade III, BSc
Attached for Intelligence Duties
Capt J P Shelley 15 Dec 1931
Warrant Officer - 2nd Class
WO II William H Poole 21 Nov 1932

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Location Command Controlled

 Old Fast Hotel Building, Jerusalem

RAF Middle East
  • SHQ - Amman

    • No 14 (Bomber) Squadron

    • Meteorological Station

  • SHQ Ramleh

    • No 6 (Bomber) Squadron (1 Flight)

    • No 2 Armoured Car Company

    • Meteorological Station

  • Supply Depot - Sarafand

  • RAF Hospital - Sarafand

 

Transjordan Frontier Force
  • HQ - Zerka, Transjordan

    • 2nd Battalion The Lancashire Fusiliers

    • 2nd Battalion The Berkshire Regiment

    • No 2 Wireless Telegraphy Company, Royal Corps of Signals

    • 14 Company, Royal Army Service Corps

    • Supply Depot, Royal Army Service Corps

    • Detachment, No 33 Company, Royal Army Medical Corps

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Richard E C Pierse

30 Sep 1933 Air Officer Commanding, DSO, AFC; later ACM
Wg Cdr

Donald F Stevenson  

 1 Dec 1933 DSO, MC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Frederic H Laurence  1 Oct 1932 MC
Sqn Ldr Bertrand A Malet  9 Apr 1935 Signals Duties, DFC
Sqn Ldr

Andrew MacGregor

27 Nov 1934 MBE, DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr

Alexander P Davidson

 8 Mar 1934 later AVM
Sqn Ldr George S Reed  1 Oct 1933 OBE
Act Sqn Ldr (Flt Lt) Robert J Montgomery-Moore 23 Jun 1934  
Flt Lt

George W Birkinshaw

15 Apr 1934 Engineer Duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

William A D Brook

16 Jan 1934 later AVM
Flt Lt

Walter L Dawson

 5 Jan 1935 later ACM
Flt Lt Royle F J Strange 29 Sep 1928
Flt Lt Alfred C Cuming  5 Sep 1930  
Flt Lt John P Domvile 31 May 1930  
Flt Lt Vincent J Sofiano  6 Jun 1930  
Flt Lt Robert Macfarlan 27 Nov 1931  
Fg Off David A Pemberton  8 Mar 1934  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Clifford Hanson-Abbott 16 Mar 1934
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr John Rothwell 28 Dec 1934 MB, BCh
Chaplains Branch
Rev William P Hughes 16 Nov 1934 LTh
Education Officer
Capt Donald R McWhinnie  3 Sep 1934 Grade III, AFRAeS
Attached for Intelligence Duties
Maj J P Shelley 15 Dec 1931
Warrant Officer - 2nd Class
WO II William H Poole 21 Nov 1932

Sometime between July 1935 and July 1936, this HQ was raised to Command status as HQ British Forces in Palestine and Transjordan.

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