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No 4 Armoured Car Company - Personnel and locations


[May 1923 | Jul 1923 | Jan 1924 | May 1924 | Jan 1925 | Feb 1925 | Mar 1925 | Apr 1925 | May 1925 | Jun 1925 | Jul 1925 | Mar 1926 | Jul 1926 | Dec 1926]

This was formed on 3 November 1922 on board the SS Braemar Castle en route to Iraq.

May 1923

Equipment operated Location Command/Group
Rolls Royce Armoured Cars

Lancia Armoured Cars

Armed Fords

Crossley Touring Car

Motorcycles

Crossley 4 x 2 Light Tenders

Leyland 3-Ton Heavy Tender

Baghdad, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Robert P Willock

 3 Nov 1922 Officer Commanding; later AVM
Flt Lt George F P Warren  3 Nov 1922  
Flt Lt Hugh M K Brown  3 Nov 1922  
Fg Off James H Winch  3 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Charles H Goring  3 Nov 1922 DSO, MC
Fg Off Harry Norrington  3 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Archibald W Crees  3 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Francis R Offord  3 Nov 1922  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Charles J Polden  3 Nov 1922  
Accountant
Fg Off Oswald K Griffin  3 Nov 1922 later A/Cdre

Source - May 1923 Air Force List

July 1923

Equipment operated Location Command/Group
Rolls Royce Armoured Cars

Lancia Armoured Cars

Armed Fords

Crossley Touring Car

Triumph Motorcycles

Crossley 4 x 2 Light Tenders

Leyland 3-Ton Heavy Tender

Baghdad, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Robert P Willock

 3 Nov 1922 Officer Commanding; later AVM
Flt Lt George F P Warren  3 Nov 1922  
Flt Lt Hugh M K Brown  3 Nov 1922  
Flt Lt Robert J Slade 24 Apr 1923 DSC
Fg Off James H Winch  3 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Charles H Goring  3 Nov 1922 DSO, MC
Fg Off Harry Norrington  3 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Archibald W Crees  3 Nov 1922  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Charles J Polden  3 Nov 1922  
Accountant
Fg Off Oswald K Griffin  3 Nov 1922 later A/Cdre

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

January 1924

Equipment operated Location Command/Group
Rolls Royce Armoured Cars

Lancia Armoured Cars

Armed Fords

Crossley Touring Car

Triumph Motorcycles

Crossley 4 x 2 Light Tenders

Leyland 3-Ton Heavy Tender

RAF Hinaidi, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Robert P Willock

 3 Nov 1922 Officer Commanding; later AVM
Flt Lt George F P Warren  3 Nov 1922  
Flt Lt Alexander J Long 14 Sep 1923  
Flt Lt Robert Jope- Slade 24 Apr 1923 DSC
Flt Lt Maurice Ballard 23 Nov 1923  
Flt Lt Charles H Goring  3 Nov 1922 DSO, MC
Fg Off John E MacLennan 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off James H Winch  3 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Leslie W Park 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Harry Norrington  3 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Archibald W Crees  3 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Francis R Offord 14 Sep 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Charles J Polden  3 Nov 1922  
Accountant
Fg Off Oswald K Griffin  3 Nov 1922 later A/Cdre

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

May 1924

Equipment operated Location Command/Group
Rolls Royce Armoured Cars

Lancia Armoured Cars

Armed Fords

Crossley Touring Car

Triumph Motorcycles

Crossley 4 x 2 Light Tenders

Leyland 3-Ton Heavy Tender

RAF Hinaidi, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Robert P Willock

 3 Nov 1922 Officer Commanding; later AVM
Flt Lt George F P Warren  3 Nov 1922  
Flt Lt Alexander J Long 14 Sep 1923  
Flt Lt Maurice Ballard 23 Nov 1923  
Flt Lt Charles H Goring  3 Nov 1922 DSO, MC
Flt Lt John D S Denholm  1 Mar 1924  
Fg Off James H Winch  3 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Harry Norrington  3 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Archibald W Crees  3 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Francis R Offord 14 Sep 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Charles J Polden  3 Nov 1922  
Accountant
Fg Off Oswald K Griffin  3 Nov 1922 later A/Cdre

Source - May 1924 Air Force List

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

Equipment operated Location Command/Group
Rolls Royce Armoured Cars

Lancia Armoured Cars

Armed Fords

Crossley Touring Car

Triumph Motorcycles

Crossley 4 x 2 Light Tenders

Leyland 3-Ton Heavy Tender

RAF Hinaidi, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Gilbert G H Cooke 18 Sep 1924 Officer Commanding, DSC, AFC
Flt Lt George F P Warren  3 Nov 1922  
Flt Lt Lewis V Hirst  1 Apr 1925  
Flt Lt Alexander J Long 14 Sep 1923  
Flt Lt Maurice Ballard 23 Nov 1923  
Fg Off George A Kysh  5 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Archibald W Crees  3 Nov 1922  
Fg Off James C Jeffrey 14 Sep 1923 MC
Fg Off Francis R Offord 14 Sep 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Charles J Polden  3 Nov 1922  
Accountant
Fg Off John Freeman-Fowler  8 Oct 1924  

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

March 1926

Equipment operated Location Command/Group
Rolls Royce Armoured Cars

Lancia Armoured Cars

Armed Fords

Crossley Touring Car

Triumph Motorcycles

Crossley 4 x 2 Light Tenders

Leyland 3-Ton Heavy Tender

RAF Hinaidi, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr George E Godsave 21 Sep 1925 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt George F P Warren  3 Nov 1922  
Flt Lt Lewis V Hirst  1 Apr 1925  
Flt Lt Ronan L Sweeny 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off George A Kysh  5 Dec 1924  
Fg Off James E Buckland 22 Sep 1925  
Fg Off Archibald W Crees  3 Nov 1922  
Fg Off James C Jeffrey  1 Apr 1925 MC
Fg Off Francis R Offord 14 Sep 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Charles J Polden  3 Nov 1922  
Fg Off John R Gardiner 22 Sep 1925  
Accountant
Fg Off William R Donkin 22 Sep 1925  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Equipment operated Location Command/Group
Rolls Royce Armoured Cars

Lancia Armoured Cars

Armed Fords

Crossley Touring Car

Triumph Motorcycles

Crossley 4 x 2 Light Tenders

Leyland 3-Ton Heavy Tender

RAF Hinaidi, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr George E Godsave 21 Sep 1925 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Bernard J W Brady  5 Mar 1926 DSM
Flt Lt Jack Cottle  8 Apr 1926 MC, DFC
Flt Lt Ronan L Sweeny 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off James E Buckland 22 Sep 1925  
Fg Off James C Jeffrey  1 Apr 1925 MC
Fg Off Francis R Offord 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Guy H Jennings-Bramly  1 Feb 1926  
Fg Off Ronald A Ford 25 May 1926  
Stores Branch
Fg Off John R Gardiner 22 Sep 1925  
Accountant
Fg Off William R Donkin 22 Sep 1925  

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

Equipment operated Location Command/Group
Rolls Royce Armoured Cars

Lancia Armoured Cars

Armed Fords

Crossley Touring Car

Triumph Motorcycles

Crossley 4 x 2 Light Tenders

Leyland 3-Ton Heavy Tender

RAF Hinaidi, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr George E Godsave 21 Sep 1925 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Bernard J W Brady  5 Mar 1926 DSM
Flt Lt Jack Cottle  8 Apr 1926 MC, DFC
Flt Lt Frederick E C Benstead 30 Sep 1926  
Fg Off James E Buckland 22 Sep 1925  
Fg Off Guy G H Du Boulay  1 Sep 1926  
Fg Off James C Jeffrey  1 Apr 1925 MC
Fg Off Guy H Jennings-Bramly  1 Feb 1926  
Fg Off Ronald A Ford 25 May 1926  
Stores Branch
Fg Off John R Gardiner 22 Sep 1925  
Accountant
Fg Off William R Donkin 22 Sep 1925  

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

It was disbanded on 1 April 1927.

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