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Superintendent of RAF Reserve/Superintendent of the Reserve and Civil Flying Training Schools - Personnel and locations


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This was formed on 1 May 1923 at RAF Northolt.

July 1923

Location Command/Group
RAF Northolt Inland Area/No 1 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes

The personnel listing for this edition is currently unavailable

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

January 1924

Location Command/Group
RAF Northolt Inland Area/No 1 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Francis K Haskins  1 May 1923 Superintendent of RAF Reserve, DSC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Robert H C Usher  1 May 1923  
Hon Flt Lt John E Catherall  1 May 1923  
Stores Branch - Accountant
Fg Off Lionel J Marden  1 May 1923  

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

May 1924

Location Command/Group
RAF Northolt Inland Area/No 1 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Francis K Haskins  1 May 1923 Superintendent of RAF Reserve, DSC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Alfred W C V Parr 11 Feb 1924  
Flt Lt Robert H C Usher  1 May 1923  
Hon Flt Lt John E Catherall  1 May 1923  
Stores Branch - Accountant
Fg Off Lionel J Marden  1 May 1923  

Source - May 1924 Air Force List

July 1925

Location Command/Group
RAF Northolt Inland Area/No 6 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Francis K Haskins  1 May 1923 Superintendent of RAF Reserve, DSC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Alfred W C V Parr 11 Feb 1924  
Flt Lt Richard S Lucy 13 Jul 1924 AFC
Hon Flt Lt John E Catherall  1 May 1923  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Lionel J Marden  1 May 1923  

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

March 1926

Location Command/Group
RAF Northolt Inland Area/No 6 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Francis K Haskins  1 May 1923 Superintendent of RAF Reserve, DSC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Alfred W C V Parr 11 Feb 1924  
Sqn Ldr Richard S Lucy 13 Jul 1924 AFC
Flt Lt Frederick J Powell  9 Jul 1925 MC
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Lionel J Marden  1 May 1923  
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr Thomas S Rippon  1 May 1924 OBE
Flt Lt Albert E Barr-Sim 30 Jan 1926 MB

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Location Command/Group
RAF Northolt Inland Area/No 21 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Francis K Haskins  1 May 1923 Superintendent of RAF Reserve, DSC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Richard S Lucy 13 Jul 1924 AFC
Flt Lt Frederick J Powell  9 Jul 1925 MC
Flt Lt Alfred M Blake 15 Mar 1926 AFC
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Robert F C Metcalfe  1 Apr 1926  
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr Thomas S Rippon  1 May 1924 OBE

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

Location Command/Group
RAF Northolt Inland Area/No 21 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Francis K Haskins  1 May 1923 Superintendent of RAF Reserve, DSC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Richard S Lucy 13 Jul 1924 AFC
Flt Lt Frederick J Powell  9 Jul 1925 MC
Flt Lt Eric J D Routh  5 Sep 1926 AFC
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Robert F C Metcalfe  1 Apr 1926  
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr Thomas S Rippon  1 May 1924 OBE

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

July 1927

Location Command/Group
RAF Northolt Air Defence of Great Britain

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Dudley S K Crosbie 26 Jan 1927 Superintendent of RAF Reserve, OBE
Sqn Ldr Richard S Lucy 13 Jul 1924 AFC
Flt Lt Eric J D Routh  5 Sep 1926  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Robert F C Metcalfe  1 Apr 1926  
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr Thomas S Rippon  1 May 1924 OBE

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

It moved to RAF Hendon on 1 December 1927.

July 1928

Location Command/Group
RAF Hendon Air Defence of Great Britain

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Dudley S K Crosbie 26 Jan 1927 Superintendent of RAF Reserve/OC RAF Hendon, OBE
Sqn Ldr Leonard H Slatter 25 Jan 1928 OBE, DSC, DFC; later AM
Accountant Branch
Fg Off John L Armstrong  4 Jan 1928  
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr Thomas S Rippon  1 May 1924 OBE

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

 

Location Command/Group
RAF Hendon Air Defence of Great Britain

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Dudley S K Crosbie 26 Jan 1927 Superintendent of RAF Reserve/OC RAF Hendon, OBE
Sqn Ldr Leonard H Slatter 25 Jan 1928 OBE, DSC, DFC; later AM
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr Thomas S Rippon  1 May 1924 OBE

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

July 1929

Location Command/Group
RAF Hendon Air Defence of Great Britain

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr William J M Guilfoyle  1 Jan 1929 Superintendent of RAF Reserve/OC RAF Hendon, OBE, MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Reginald F S Leslie 15 Jan 1929 DSC, DFC, AFC
Flt Lt Edward H M David  1 Oct 1928  

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

July 1930

Location Command/Group
RAF Hendon Air Defence of Great Britain

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr William J M Guilfoyle  1 Jan 1929 Superintendent of RAF Reserve/OC RAF Hendon, OBE, MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Alfred P Maurice 11 Feb 1930 DFC
Flt Lt Edward H M David  1 Oct 1928  
Fg Off Wilfrid E Barnes 22 Dec 1929  

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/Group
RAF Hendon Air Defence of Great Britain

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr William J M Guilfoyle  1 Jan 1929 Superintendent of RAF Reserve/OC RAF Hendon, OBE, MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

James M Robb

28 Jul 1930 DSO, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt William F Lovering  8 Feb 1931  
Fg Off Charles R J Hawkins 12 Nov 1930  

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Location Command/Group
RAF Hendon Air Defence of Great Britain

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr William J M Guilfoyle  1 Jan 1929 Superintendent of RAF Reserve/OC RAF Hendon, OBE, MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Benjamin J Silly 15 Jan 1932 MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Edward A Sullock 12 Feb 1932  
Fg Off John D Richardson 16 Feb 1932  

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Location Command/Group
RAF Hendon Air Defence of Great Britain

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr William J M Guilfoyle  1 Jan 1929 Superintendent of RAF Reserve/OC RAF Hendon, OBE, MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Benjamin J Silly 15 Jan 1932 MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Thomas H French 12 Apr 1933 DFC
Fg Off Kenneth D Knocker  1 May 1933  
Civilian Assistant
Sqn Ldr (Ret) A J Currie    

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

Location Command/Group
RAF Hendon Air Defence of Great Britain

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Robert Leckie 30 Jan 1933 Superintendent of RAF Reserve/OC RAF Hendon, DSO, DSC, DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr George C Gardiner 14 Jun 1933 DSO, DFC
Flt Lt Thomas H French 12 Apr 1933 DFC
Fg Off Edward J Laine 25 Oct 1933  
Civilian Assistant
Sqn Ldr (Ret) A J Currie    

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

Location Command/Group
RAF Hendon Air Defence of Great Britain

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Robert Leckie 30 Jan 1933 Superintendent of RAF Reserve/OC RAF Hendon, DSO, DSC, DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr George C Gardiner 14 Jun 1933 DSO, DFC
Flt Lt Thomas H French 12 Apr 1933 DFC
Fg Off Edward J Laine 25 Oct 1933  
Civilian Assistant
Sqn Ldr (Ret) A J Currie    

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Location Command/Group
RAF Hendon Air Defence of Great Britain

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Robert Leckie 30 Jan 1933 Superintendent of RAF Reserve/OC RAF Hendon, DSO, DSC, DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr William H Poole 17 Jan 1935 AFC, MM
Flt Lt Thomas H French 12 Apr 1933 DFC
Flt Lt Laurence F Sinclair 26 May 1935 later AVM
Flt Lt Edward J Laine 25 Oct 1933  
Civilian Assistant
Sqn Ldr (Ret) A J Currie    

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

It was redesignated Superintendent of the Reserve and Civil Flying Training Schools on 1 June 1936.

July 1936

Location Command/Group
RAF Hendon Training Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt Robert Leckie 30 Jan 1933 Superintendent of Reserve, DSO, DSC, DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr John Whitford  1 Dec 1935 OBE; later AVM
Sqn Ldr William H Poole 17 Jan 1935 AFC, MM
Sqn Ldr Thomas H French 12 Apr 1933 DFC
Sqn Ldr J H Hargroves  9 Dec 1935  
Flt Lt R A Sprague  2 Jun 1936  
Flt Lt Eric B Webb 14 Oct 1935  
Flt Lt Ernest L J Rowe 24 Aug 1935  
Flt Lt Laurence F Sinclair 26 May 1935 later AVM
Flt Lt Edward J Laine 25 Oct 1933  
Flt Lt Harold B Collins 25 Nov 1935 Engineer duties
Flt Lt H F Chester  3 Jun 1936  
Flt Lt Walter C Sheen  4 Jun 1936 later AVM
Civilian Assistant
Sqn Ldr (Ret) A J Currie    
Civilian Accountant Officer
Fg Off F L Wood   late RAF

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

Location Command/Group
RAF Hendon Training Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Conway W H Pulford

14 Sep 1936 Superintendent of the Reserve, OBE, AFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr T Q Studd  1 Jun 1937  
Wg Cdr John Whitford  1 Dec 1935 OBE; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Guy L Carter 17 Aug 1936 AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr O B Swain 15 Jan 1937 Armament duties
Sqn Ldr Eric B Webb 14 Oct 1935  
Flt Lt John N T Stephenson  7 Mar 1937 later AVM
Flt Lt R A Sprague  2 Jun 1936  
Flt Lt

Edward J Corbally

 8 Feb 1937 later AVM
Flt Lt H F Chester  3 Jun 1936  
Flt Lt Lancelot E Jarman 14 Jan 1937 Engineer duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt T C Chambers 10 May 1937  
Flt Lt Rex L Kippenberger 28 Sep 1936 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Walter C Sheen  4 Jun 1936 later AVM
Flt Lt W W Stainthorpe 28 Sep 1936  
Flt Lt C W M Ling  3 May 1937  
Flt Lt D Michell 29 May 1937 Navigation duties
Civilian Assistant
Sqn Ldr (Ret) A J Currie   Assistant Adjutant
Accountant Branch
Sqn Ldr E C M Knott 22 Aug 1936  
Pay-Lt (Ret) H Ince   RN
Medical Branch
Wg Cdr R W White 14 Jul 1936 MRCS, LRCP
Sqn Ldr R L C Fisher 23 Feb 1937 MB, BCh, DOMS
Flt Lt T C Macdonald 28 Nov 1936 MB, ChB
Flt Lt H C de B Milne   MRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officer
WO II C E D Boslsto 19 Feb 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

It was raised to Group status as No 26 Group on 1 December 1937.

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