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RAF Cape Flight - Personnel and locations


[Mar 1926 | Jul 1926]

This was formed on 6 November 1925 at RAF Northolt and left by ship for Egypt on 22 November.  It left RAF Heliopolis on 1 March 1926 and arrived in Cape Town in April.  It left Cape Town on 19 April 1926  and arrived back at Heliopolis on 27 May.  After the aircraft were overhauled at the RAF Depot, Aboukir, they were fitted with floats and the Flight flew back to the UK on 9 June 1926 arriving at Lee-on-Solent on 21 June.

March 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IID Lee-on-Solent  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Conway W H Pulford  6 Nov 1925 Officer Commanding, OBE, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Edwin C Emmett  9 Nov 1925 MC, DFC
Flt Lt William E Reason  3 Dec 1925  
Flt Lt Philip H Mackworth 16 Nov 1925 DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Eustace J L Hope  9 Nov 1925 AFC
Flt Lt Leonard E M Gillman 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Augustus A Jones 30 Nov 1925  
Fg Off William L Payne  6 Nov 1925  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IID Lee-on-Solent  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Conway W H Pulford  6 Nov 1925 Officer Commanding, OBE, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Edwin C Emmett  9 Nov 1925 MC, DFC
Flt Lt William E Reason  3 Dec 1925  
Flt Lt Philip H Mackworth 16 Nov 1925 DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Eustace J L Hope  9 Nov 1925 AFC
Flt Lt Leonard E M Gillman 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Augustus A Jones 30 Nov 1925  
Fg Off William L Payne  6 Nov 1925  

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

It disbanded at RAF Lee-on-Solent on 12 July 1926.

[Mar 1926 | Jul 1926]

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