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(No 1) Coast Defence Co-operation/Training Flight Personnel and locations


[Jul 1930 | Jul 1931 | Jul 1932 | Jul 1933 | Jul 1934 | Jul 1935 | Jul 1936 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

This was formed as part of Armament and Gunnery School on 1 December 1924, supposedly becoming an independent unit on 16 May 1927 but it does not appear in the Air Force List as such until after July 1929.

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF RAF Eastchurch Inland Area/No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Arthur King-Lewis 24 Sep 1929 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off Frank L Kingham  8 May 1930  
Fg Off Kenneth C Garvie  8 Mar 1929  
Fg Off Reginald H Donkin 18 Jan 1928  

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF RAF Eastchurch detached to Plymouth Inland Area/No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Arthur King-Lewis 24 Sep 1929 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Frank L Kingham  8 May 1930  
Fg Off David J Hughes-Morgan 12 May 1931  
Fg Off Eric H Coleman 29 Aug 1930  

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF RAF Eastchurch Inland Area/No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John G Walser 27 Feb 1922 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Frank L Kingham  8 May 1930  
Fg Off Peter C Fair  3 Jul 1931  
Fg Off David J Hughes-Morgan 12 May 1931  
Fg Off Eric H Coleman 29 Aug 1930  
Fg Off Reginald W H Harrison 31 Mar 1932  

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

It moved to RAF Gosport and was redesignated Coast Defence Training Flight on 23 May 1933.

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF RAF Base, Gosport Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John G Walser 27 Feb 1922 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off Peter C Fair  3 Jul 1931  
Fg Off Eric H Coleman 29 Aug 1930  
Fg Off Francis J B Keast  9 May 1933  
Fg Off Reginald W H Harrison 31 Mar 1932  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

On 1 August 1933 it became No 1 Coast Defence Training Flight and was absorbed into the establishment of RAF Base Gosport.

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