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Far East Flight - Personnel and locations


[Jul 1927 | Jul 1928 Sep 1928]

This was formed at Felixstowe on 17 May 1927.

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Southampton II RAF Felixstowe Coastal Area

Southhampton II

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt Henry M Cave-Browne-Cave 17 May 1927 Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Gerald E Livock 17 May 1927 DFC
Flt Lt Percy E Maitland 17 May 1927 AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Sidney T Freeman 17 May 1927 MBE
Flt Lt David V Carnegie 17 May 1927 AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Cecil G Wigglesworth 17 May 1927 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Herbert G Sawyer 17 May 1927 AFC
Fg Off Bernard Cheesman 17 May 1927 MBE
Fg Off Stuart D Scott 17 May 1927  
Fg Off Gilbert E Nicholetts 17 May 1927 later AM

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

It departed from Felixstowe on 14 October 1927, arriving at Karachi on 16 December and then onto Singapore, arriving on 28 February 1928.

It departed on a tour of Australia on 21 May 1928 which lasted until 15 September.

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Southampton II On tour  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt Henry M Cave-Browne-Cave 17 May 1927 Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Gerald E Livock 17 May 1927 DFC
Flt Lt Percy E Maitland 17 May 1927 AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Sidney T Freeman 17 May 1927 MBE
Flt Lt David V Carnegie 17 May 1927 AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Cecil G Wigglesworth 17 May 1927 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Herbert G Sawyer 17 May 1927 AFC
Flt Lt Stuart D Scott 17 May 1927  
Fg Off Bernard Cheesman 17 May 1927 MBE
Fg Off Gilbert E Nicholetts 17 May 1927 later AM
Stores Branch
Fg Off Leonard Horwood 18 Aug 1927 MC

Medical Branch

Fg Off Thomas McClurkin 11 Feb 1928 MB, DPH, D & PMH

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Southampton II On tour  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt Henry M Cave-Browne-Cave 17 May 1927 Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Gerald E Livock 17 May 1927 DFC
Flt Lt Percy E Maitland 17 May 1927 AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Sidney T Freeman 17 May 1927 MBE
Flt Lt David V Carnegie 17 May 1927 AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Cecil G Wigglesworth 17 May 1927 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Herbert G Sawyer 17 May 1927 AFC
Flt Lt Stuart D Scott 17 May 1927  
Fg Off Bernard Cheesman 17 May 1927 MBE
Fg Off Gilbert E Nicholetts 17 May 1927 later AM
Stores Branch
Fg Off Leonard Horwood 18 Aug 1927 MC

Medical Branch

Fg Off Thomas McClurkin 11 Feb 1928 MB, DPH, D & PMH

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

From 1 - 18 November 1928 it was in transit to Hong Kong for a detachment, returning to Singapore on 29 November and arriving on 11 December.

It was redesignated No 205 Squadron on 8 January 1929.

[Jul 1927 | Jul 1928 Sep 1928]

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