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No 6 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 Jasper W Cruickshank  3 Nov 1922 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt Charles E Wardle  3 Nov 1922  
Flt Lt Henry A J Wilson  3 Nov 1922 OBE
Fg Off Frederick C Baker  3 Nov 1922  
Fg Off John C Walker  3 Nov 1922  
Fg Off George A Kysh  3 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Gerald A Elliot  3 Nov 1922  
Plt Off William C Yale  3 Nov 1922  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Douglas A W Sugden  3 Nov 1922  
Accountant
Fg Off Alfred C Pritchard  3 Nov 1922  

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 Jasper W Cruickshank  3 Nov 1922 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt Charles E Wardle  3 Nov 1922  
Flt Lt Henry A J Wilson  3 Nov 1922 OBE
Fg Off Frederick C Baker  3 Nov 1922  
Fg Off John C Walker  3 Nov 1922  
Fg Off George A Kysh  3 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Gerald A Elliot  3 Nov 1922  
Plt Off William C Yale  3 Nov 1922  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Douglas A W Sugden  3 Nov 1922  

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 Jasper W Cruickshank  3 Nov 1922 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt Charles E Wardle  3 Nov 1922  
Flt Lt Sturley P Simpson 23 Nov 1923 later AVM
Flt Lt Henry A J Wilson  3 Nov 1922 OBE
Flt Lt George T Richardson 14 Sep 1923  
Flt Lt Rowallan M Taylor 23 Jun 1923 MC
Fg Off John C Walker  3 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Gerald A Elliot  3 Nov 1922  
Fg Off William C Yale  3 Nov 1922  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Douglas A W Sugden  3 Nov 1922  

Source - January 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

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 Jasper W Cruickshank  3 Nov 1922 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt Charles E Wardle  3 Nov 1922  
Flt Lt Sturley P Simpson 23 Nov 1923 later AVM
Flt Lt George T Richardson 14 Sep 1923  
Flt Lt Rowallan M Taylor 23 Jun 1923 MC
Fg Off Leslie W Park 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Lorenzo T Kerry  5 Dec 1923  
Fg Off Gerald A Elliot  3 Nov 1922  
Fg Off William C Yale  3 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Benjamin J J Nimmo 23 Nov 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Douglas A W Sugden  3 Nov 1922  

Source - May 1924 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

Ernest W Norton

 5 Dec 1924 Officer Commanding, DSC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Charles E Wardle  3 Nov 1922  
Flt Lt George T Richardson 14 Sep 1923  
Flt Lt John H MacLennan  1 Jan 1925  
Fg Off Leslie W Park 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Lorenzo T Kerry  5 Dec 1923  
Fg Off Gerald A Elliot  3 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Lancelot H Cooper  1 Apr 1925  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Douglas A W Sugden  3 Nov 1922  
Accountant
Fg Off James M Adams  4 Apr 1925  

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 Eric M Pollard 22 Sep 1925 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

Alban S Ellerton

22 Sep 1925 OBE; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Archibald W Symington 11 Sep 1925 MC
Fg Off Leslie W Park 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Lorenzo T Kerry  5 Dec 1923 MC
Fg Off Gerald A Elliot  3 Nov 1922 MC
Fg Off Lancelot H Cooper  1 Apr 1925  
Fg Off Alexander M Rowe  8 Nov 1925  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Douglas A W Sugden  3 Nov 1922  
Accountant
Fg Off James M Adams  4 Apr 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 Eric M Pollard 22 Sep 1925 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

Alban S Ellerton

22 Sep 1925 OBE; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Charles McM Laing 28 Mar 1926 MC, AFC
Flt Lt Archibald W Symington 11 Sep 1925 MC
Fg Off George A Kysh 28 Mar 1926  
Fg Off Leslie W Park 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Gerald A Elliot  3 Nov 1922 MC
Fg Off Lancelot H Cooper  1 Apr 1925  
Fg Off Alexander M Rowe  8 Nov 1925  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Douglas A W Sugden  3 Nov 1922  
Accountant
Fg Off James M Adams  4 Apr 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 Francis R Alford 10 Aug 1926 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

Alban S Ellerton

22 Sep 1925 OBE; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Charles McM Laing 28 Mar 1926 MC, AFC
Fg Off George A Kysh 28 Mar 1926  
Fg Off Henry S Sandiford 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Gerald A Elliot  3 Nov 1922 MC
Fg Off Michael W C Ridgway 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Lancelot H Cooper  1 Apr 1925  
Fg Off Albert L Ottway  1 Oct 1926  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Douglas A W Sugden  3 Nov 1922  
Accountant
Fg Off James M Adams  4 Apr 1925  
Fg Off Harold J Titherington 21 Sep 1926  

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

It was disbanded on 1 April 1927.

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