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No 5 Armament Training Camp/Station - Personnel and locations


[Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

This was formed on  1 January 1937 at West Freugh in Armament Group.

July 1937

Location Command/Group
West Freugh, Stranraer, Wigtownshire Armament Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Cedric E V Porter

 1 Jan 1937 Officer Commanding; later AVM
Sqn Ldr M B Mackay 26 Feb 1937
Sqn Ldr Hubert L Patch  1 Jan 1937 Armament Duties; later ACM
Flt Lt W J H Lindley 16 Apr 1937  
Plt Off P M Hamilton-Hall  8 Feb 1937  
Plt Off F Harrison 26 Apr 1937  
Equipment Officer
Fg Off (Ret) J F Mehigan    

Medical Branch

Flt Lt E W R Fairley 20 Jan 1937 MRCS, LRCP
Capt J Collier   late RAF

Education Officer

Capt J W L Birkbeck 15 Feb 1937 Grade III, AFC, BSc

Warrant Officers

WO T J A Cresswell 12 Feb 1937  
WO W T Richings 21 May 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

It was transferred to No 25 (Armament) Group on 1 December 1937 and redesignated No 4 Armament Training Station on 1 April 1938.

July 1938

Location Command/Group
West Freugh, Stranraer, Wigtownshire No 25 (Armament) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Ralph S Sorley  6 Dec 1937 Officer Commanding, OBE, DSC, DFC; later AM
Sqn Ldr M B Mackay 26 Feb 1937 Armament Duties
Sqn Ldr W J H Lindley 16 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt Willem R Brotherhood   3 Jul 1937 Armament Duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt L Coulson   3 Jul 1937 Armament Duties
Plt Off K B T Burns 25 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J I Baker 26 Mar 1938  
APO R M Coste  7 May 1938  
APO W H Stratton  7 May 1938  
Fg Off H E Greenberry   late RAF
Fg Off J D Loughnan   Marine Craft Section, Lt RNR (Ret)
Equipment Officer
Fg Off (Ret) J F Mehigan    

Medical Branch

Flt Lt E W R Fairley 20 Jan 1937 MRCS, LRCP

Dental Branch

Flt Lt A C Wilkie 19 Jul 1937 BDS

Warrant Officers

WO W T Richings 21 May 1937  
WO A G Beese 14 Jun 1937  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Location Command/Group
West Freugh, Stranraer, Wigtownshire No 25 (Armament) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Ralph S Sorley  6 Dec 1937 Officer Commanding, OBE, DSC, DFC; later AM
Sqn Ldr M B Mackay 26 Feb 1937 Armament Duties
Flt Lt L Coulson   3 Jul 1937 Armament Duties
Flt Lt A F R Bennett 15 Aug 1938 Armament Duties
Act Flt Lt O R C Moseley 16 Jun 1938  
Plt Off K B T Burns 25 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J I Baker 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off R M Coste  7 May 1938  
Plt Off W H Stratton  7 May 1938  
Fg Off H E Greenberry   late RAF
Fg Off J D Loughnan   Marine Craft Section, Lt RNR (Ret)
Equipment Officer
Fg Off (Ret) J F Mehigan    

Accountant Branch

Fg Off J B Denning  1 Oct 1938  

Medical Branch

Flt Lt E W R Fairley 20 Jan 1937 MRCS, LRCP

 Warrant Officers

WO A G Beese 14 Jun 1937  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Location Command/Group
West Freugh, Stranraer, Wigtownshire No 25 (Armament) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr M B Mackay 26 Feb 1937 Armament Duties
Flt Lt L Coulson   3 Jul 1937 Armament Duties
Flt Lt A F R Bennett 15 Aug 1938 Armament Duties
Act Flt Lt O R C Moseley 16 Jun 1938  
Plt Off K B T Burns 25 Feb 1938  
Plt Off R M Coste  7 May 1938  
Plt Off W H Stratton  7 May 1938  
Fg Off H E Greenberry   late RAF
Fg Off J D Loughnan   Marine Craft Section, Lt RNR (Ret)
Equipment Officer
Fg Off (Ret) J F Mehigan    

Accountant Branch

Fg Off J B Denning  1 Oct 1938  

Medical Branch

Flt Lt E W R Fairley 20 Jan 1937 MRCS, LRCP

Temporary Education Officer

Mr W A Butterfield 19 Aug 1938 BSc

 Warrant Officer

WO A G Beese 14 Jun 1937  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Location Command/Group
West Freugh, Stranraer, Wigtownshire No 25 (Armament) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr M B Mackay 26 Feb 1937 Officer Commanding/Armament Duties
Flt Lt L Coulson   3 Jul 1937 Armament Duties
Flt Lt A F R Bennett 15 Aug 1938 Armament Duties
Act Flt Lt O R C Moseley 16 Jun 1938  
Plt Off K B T Burns 25 Feb 1938  
Plt Off R M Coste  7 May 1938  
Plt Off W H Stratton  7 May 1938  
Fg Off H E Greenberry   late RAF
Fg Off J D Loughnan   Marine Craft Section, Lt RNR (Ret)
Equipment Branch
APO A M H Cole 27 Mar 1939  
Fg Off (Ret) J F Mehigan    

Accountant Branch

Fg Off J B Denning  1 Oct 1938  

Medical Branch

Flt Lt E W R Fairley 20 Jan 1937 MRCS, LRCP

Temporary Education Officer

Mr W A Butterfield 19 Aug 1938 BSc

 Warrant Officer

WO A G Beese 14 Jun 1937  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

It was redesignated No 4 Air Observer School on 3 September 1939.

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