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Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Flight/Unit/No 1 AACU - Personnel and locations


[Jul 1931 | Jul 1932 | Jul 1933 | Jan 1934 | Jul 1934 | Jul 1935 | Jul 1936 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

This was supposedly formed by redesignating the Night Flying Flight at Biggin Hill on 22 October 1931 but the July 1931 edition shows it already under the new designation so it was perhaps redesignated on 22 October 1930.

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Horsley RAF Biggin Hill Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Cyril B Cooke  1 Nov 1929 Officer Commanding; later AM
Flt Lt Leonard M Elworthy 26 Mar 1931
Fg Off Herbert J Brown 21 Jan 1930  
Fg Off John St C Arbuthnott 10 Jan 1930  
Fg Off Nicholas A Pearce 26 Jan 1929  
Fg Off Robert R Bennett  1 Mar 1931 Signal duties
Fg Off Lionel F H Orr 27 May 1931  
Plt Off Cecil J Farrell 24 May 1931  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Leslie W Park 25 Jan 1929  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Ernest L G Le Dieu 18 Oct 1929 later A/Cdre

Medical Branch

Flt Lt Guy Kinneir  7 Apr 1931 MRCS, LRCP

Education Officer

Lt Harry Woffenden 11 Feb 1931 Grade III, MEng, AMIMechE

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Horsley RAF Biggin Hill Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr George O Venn  6 Oct 1931 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William A Thompson 19 Dec 1931 Signal duties
Flt Lt John St C Arbuthnott 10 Jan 1930
Fg Off Robert R Bennett  1 Mar 1931 Signal duties
Fg Off Eric W Downing 22 Oct 1931  
Fg Off Roderick J T Barrett 18 Mar1932  
Fg Off Cecil J Farrell 24 May 1931  
Fg Off Robert A Byrne 27 Apr 1932  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Leslie W Park 25 Jan 1929  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Ernest L G Le Dieu 18 Oct 1929 later A/Cdre

Medical Branch

Flt Lt Guy Kinneir  7 Apr 1931 MRCS, LRCP

Education Officer

Lt Harry Woffenden 11 Feb 1931 Grade III, MEng, AMIMechE

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Horsley RAF Biggin Hill Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr George O Venn  6 Oct 1931 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Esmond J H F Moreton 29 May 1933
Flt Lt Robert S Blucke 23 Mar1933 later AVM
Fg Off Robert R Bennett  1 Mar 1931 Adjutant
Fg Off Roderick J T Barrett 18 Mar1932  
Fg Off Edward R S Johnston  4 Oct 1932  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Horsley

Westland Wallace

RAF Biggin Hill Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr George O Venn  6 Oct 1931 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Robert S Blucke 23 Mar1933 later AVM
Fg Off Edward R S Johnston  4 Oct 1932  
Fg Off Owen P E Williams 18 Sep 1933  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Horsley

Westland Wallace

RAF Biggin Hill Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr George O Venn  6 Oct 1931 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Miles  H Garnons-Williams 29 Dec 1933
Fg Off Eric E Noddings  1 Feb 1934  
Fg Off Arthur N Luxmoore 15 Dec 1933 Adjutant
Fg Off Edward R S Johnston  4 Oct 1932  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wallace

Hawker Tomtit

RAF Biggin Hill Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Frederick R Wynne 17 Sep 1934 Officer Commanding, MBE
Flt Lt Miles  H Garnons-Williams 29 Dec 1933
Fg Off Edward R S Johnston  4 Oct 1932  
Fg Off John C Evans 10 Oct 1934  
Fg Off William B Fleming 10 Dec 1934 Adjutant

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

It was transferred to No 11 (Fighter) Group on 1 May 1936 and redesignated Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit on 14 March 1936.

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Biggin Hill No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Frederick R Wynne 17 Sep 1934 Officer Commanding, MBE
Flt Lt G K Tulloch  6 Apr 1936
Flt Lt V G Govett 27 May 1936
Fg Off H P Burwood  1 Apr 1936  
Fg Off John C Evans 10 Oct 1934  
Fg Off William B Fleming 10 Dec 1934 Adjutant
Fg Off J B Usher  2 Dec 1935  
Fg Off A F Bandidt  6 Apr 1936  
Fg Off J G Munro  6 Apr 1936  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

It was redesignated No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit on 10 February 1937

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Biggin Hill No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr D S Allan  8 Jun 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt R A C Barclay 16 Aug 1936
Flt Lt J G Munro  6 Apr 1936
Fg Off H M Cox  4 Aug 1936  
Fg Off D Saward 16 Aug 1936  
Fg Off A F Bandidt  6 Apr 1936  
Plt Off G V Fryer 11 Apr 1937  
Plt Off R H A Beresford 12 Apr 1937  
Plt Off C H Bull 25 Apr 1937  
Plt Off W P Shand 26 Apr 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF South Farnborough No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Frank Beaumont  2 May 1938 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr D SAllan  8 Jun 1937
Sqn Ldr A F Britton 16 May 1938
Sqn Ldr G K Tulloch 27 Jul 1937 Engineer duties
Flt Lt N V Odbert 30 May 1938
Flt Lt Charles G Lott 19 Apr 1938 later AVM
Flt Lt G C Tomlinson  2 May 1938
Flt Lt D W Williams 27 Jul 1937
Flt Lt J H Lowe 16 May1938
Fg Off G V Fryer 11 Apr 1937  
Fg Off W P Shand 26 Apr 1937  
Plt Off C H Bull 25 Apr 1937  
Plt Off C S Kemp 25 Apr 1938  
Plt Off C F Gibson 26 Mar1938  
Plt Off R L Glyde 26 Mar1938  
Plt Off R A G Ellen 26 Mar1938  
Plt Off A J A Llewellin 26 Mar1938  
Plt Off M G Robin 26 Mar1938  
APO J A Pritchard  7 May 1938  
APO D W S Howroyd  7 May 1938  
APO A J Oettle  7 May 1938  
APO D Clyde Smith  7 May 1938  
APO G Vivian  7 May 1938  

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 10 Airmen Pilots

Warrant Officer

WO H J Hamlin  8 Apr 1938  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF South Farnborough No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Frank Beaumont  2 May 1938 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt J H Lowe 16 May1938
Flt Lt Alan Pyke 13 Jun 1938 later A/Cdre
Fg Off K S Batchelor  9 Jun 1938  
Fg Off G C Hyde 31 Oct 1938  
Fg Off C H Bull 25 Apr 1937  
Plt Off C F Gibson 26 Mar1938  
Plt Off R A G Ellen 26 Mar1938  
Plt Off D Clyde Smith  7 May 1938  
Plt Off D W S Howroyd  7 May 1938  

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off F H Catton 22 Jun 1938  

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Flt Lt N H F Unwin   Adjutant, RAFO

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF South Farnborough No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Frank Beaumont  2 May 1938 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Alan Pyke 13 Jun 1938 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt D F Balsdon 19 Dec 1938
Fg Off K S Batchelor  9 Jun 1938  
Fg Off A C Rabagilati 19 Jan 1939  
Fg Off P A Tipping 10 Feb 1939  
Fg Off G C Hyde 31 Oct 1938  
Fg Off G K Buckingham  6 Mar 1939  
Plt Off C F Gibson 26 Mar1938  
Plt Off R A G Ellen 26 Mar1938  
Plt Off D Clyde Smith  7 May 1938  
Plt Off D W S Howroyd  7 May 1938  
Plt Off L H Schwind  9 Jan 1939  
Plt Off P E Dobson 27 Feb 1939  
APO D E Hawkins 17 Dec 1938 later AVM
APO P R Johnson 14 Jan 1939  
APO R Willoughby 14 Jan 1939  
APO M J C Harwood 14 Jan 1939  
APO W R Macpherson 14 Jan 1939  
APO D B H Mc Hardy 14 Jan 1939  
APO R C Mathieson 14 Jan 1939  
APO J M Morgan 14 Jan 1939  
APO J Cruttenden 14 Jan 1939  
APO T Grier 14 Jan 1939  
APO G J C Hogan 14 Jan 1939  
APO S Brandt 14 Jan 1939  
APO C A Connor 14 Jan 1939  
APO J A A Gibson 14 Jan 1939  
APO D P Wade 14 Jan 1939  
APO W A Young 14 Jan 1939  
APO D N W L Anthony 14 Jan 1939  
APO J W Hamill 14 Jan 1939  
APO L G G Potts 14 Jan 1939  
APO B V Rees 14 Jan 1939  
APO C F Turner  4 Mar 1939  

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off F H Catton 22 Jun 1938  

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Flt Lt N H F Unwin   Adjutant, RAFO

Warrant Officers

WO S V Vaisey 27 Jan 1939  
WO E W Eades 29 Jan 1938  
WO L E Farrell 31 Jan 1939  
WO W M Barry 31 Jan 1939  
WO J E Parker 31 Jan 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

 

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF South Farnborough No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Frank Beaumont  2 May 1938 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

John C MacDonald

 2 Apr 1939 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Edward R Pearce  1 Mar 1939 Engineer duties; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Alan Pyke 13 Jun 1938 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr G W Montagu  3 Apr 1939
Flt Lt D Price  1 Mar 1939 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Robert A C Carter  1 Mar 1939 Engineer duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt H Stanton  1 Mar 1939 Engineer duties
Flt Lt D F Balsdon 19 Dec 1938
Flt Lt D M Newman 14 Mar 1939
Act Flt Lt G C Hyde 31 Oct 1938
Fg Off K S Batchelor  9 Jun 1938  
Fg Off F J O Lasbrey 20 Mar 1939  
Fg Off C E E Florigny 11 Mar 1939  
Fg Off K M M Wasse  6 Mar 1939  
Fg Off A C Rabagilati 19 Jan 1939  
Fg Off P A Tipping 10 Feb 1939  
Fg Off G K Buckingham  6 Mar 1939  
Plt Off C F Gibson 26 Mar1938  
Plt Off R A G Ellen 26 Mar1938  
Plt Off D Clyde Smith  7 May 1938  
Plt Off D W S Howroyd  7 May 1938  
Plt Off L H Schwind  9 Jan 1939  
Plt Off P E Dobson 27 Feb 1939  
Plt Off J G Minifie  6 Mar 1939  
Plt Off G P Wildish  6 Mar 1939  
Plt Off D E Hawkins 17 Dec 1938 later AVM
Plt Off D N W L Anthony 14 Jan 1939  
APO P R Johnson 14 Jan 1939  
APO R Willoughby 14 Jan 1939  
APO M J C Harwood 14 Jan 1939  
APO W R Macpherson 14 Jan 1939  
APO D B H Mc Hardy 14 Jan 1939  
APO R C Mathieson 14 Jan 1939  
APO J M Morgan 14 Jan 1939  
APO J Cruttenden 14 Jan 1939  
APO T Grier 14 Jan 1939  
APO G J C Hogan 14 Jan 1939  
APO S Brandt 14 Jan 1939  
APO C A Connor 14 Jan 1939  
APO J A A Gibson 14 Jan 1939  
APO D P Wade 14 Jan 1939  
APO W A Young 14 Jan 1939  
APO J W Hamill 14 Jan 1939  
APO L G G Potts 14 Jan 1939  
APO B V Rees 14 Jan 1939  
APO C F Turner  4 Mar 1939  

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off F H Catton 22 Jun 1938  

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Flt Lt N H F Unwin   Adjutant, RAFO

Warrant Officers

WO G H L May  8 Mar 1939  
WO E W Eades 29 Jan 1938  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

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