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Flying Boat Development Flight - Personnel and locations


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This was formed on 1 January 1924 at RAF Cattewater to provide aircraft for HMS Pegasus and embarked as RAF Unit, HMS Pegasus on 20 Mar 1924.

It reformed on 1 May 1924 at RAF Felixstowe.

January 1925

Source - January 1925 Air Force List

February 1925

Source - February 1925 Air Force List

March 1925

Source - March 1925 Air Force List

April 1925

Source - April 1925 Air Force List

May 1925

Source - May 1925 Air Force List

June 1925

Source - June 1925 Air Force List

July 1925

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Various RAF Felixstowe, Suffolk Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Archibald S C S MacLaren 23 Oct 1924 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Bernard C H Cross 11 May 1920 DFC
Hon Flt Lt Francis P Smythies 17 Mar 1925  

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

March 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Various RAF Felixstowe, Suffolk Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Gerald E Livock 14 Sep 1925 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt Bernard C H Cross 11 May 1920 DFC
Hon Flt Lt Francis P Smythies 17 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Leon Martin  9 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Alfred R Wardle  9 Jul 1925 later A/Cdre

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Various RAF Felixstowe, Suffolk Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Gerald E Livock 14 Sep 1925 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt Bernard C H Cross 11 May 1920 DFC
Hon Flt Lt Francis P Smythies 17 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Leon Martin  9 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Alfred R Wardle  9 Jul 1925 later A/Cdre

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Various RAF Felixstowe, Suffolk Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Gerald E Livock 14 Sep 1925 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt Bernard C H Cross 11 May 1920 DFC
Hon Flt Lt Francis P Smythies 17 Mar 1925  

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Various RAF Felixstowe, Suffolk Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles L Scott  9 May 1927 Officer Commanding, DSC
Flt Lt Bernard C H Cross 11 May 1920 DFC
Hon Flt Lt Francis P Smythies 17 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Frederick W W Wilson  1 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Reginald H Stocken 17 Feb 1927  
Plt Off William G Abrams 17 May 1927  
Plt Off Charles E Chilton 17 May 1927 later AM
Plt Off Roy S Darbishire 17 May 1927  

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Various RAF Felixstowe, Suffolk Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles L Scott  9 May 1927 Officer Commanding, DSC
Flt Lt Bernard C H Cross 11 May 1920 DFC
Fg Off Lascelles S Birt  3 Mar 1928  
Fg Off Leslie L King  5 Jan 1928 DFC
Fg Off Alister L Mortimer 29 Mar 1928  
Fg Off William G Abrams 17 May 1927  

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

 

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Various RAF Felixstowe, Suffolk Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles L Scott  9 May 1927 Officer Commanding, DSC
Flt Lt Bernard C H Cross 11 May 1920 DFC
Fg Off Lascelles S Birt  3 Mar 1928  
Fg Off Leslie L King  5 Jan 1928 DFC
Fg Off Alister L Mortimer 29 Mar 1928  
Fg Off William G Abrams 17 May 1927  

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Various RAF Felixstowe, Suffolk Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles L Scott  9 May 1927 Officer Commanding, DSC
Flt Lt John Duminy 18 Sep 1928  
Flt Lt Edward P M Davis 17 Dec 1928 AFC, AM
Fg Off Leslie L King  5 Jan 1928 DFC

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Various RAF Felixstowe, Suffolk Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Augustus H Orlebar  2 Dec 1929 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Edward P M Davis 17 Dec 1928 AFC, AM
Fg Off Leslie L King  5 Jan 1928 DFC
Plt Off Bryant T Shelley 31 Jul 1929  
Plt Off Francis C Sturgiss 31 Jul 1929 Photography duties
Attached from Royal Canadian Air Force
Flt Lt Alan H Hull 23 Oct 1929  

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Various RAF Felixstowe, Suffolk Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Edward P M Davis 17 Dec 1928 Officer Commanding, AFC, AM
Fg Off Leslie L King  5 Jan 1928 DFC
Fg Off Bryant T Shelley 31 Jul 1929  
Fg Off Francis C Sturgiss 31 Jul 1929 Photography duties

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

It was absorbed into the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment on 14 March 1932.

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