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RAF Balloon Centre/No 2 Balloon Training Unit - Personnel and locations


[Jul 1932 | Jul 1933 | Jul 1934 | Jan 1934 | Jul 1935 | Jul 1936 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

This was formed on 3 November 1931 from the School of Balloon Training at Rollestone Camp, Larkhill as part of No 22 Group.

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Nil Rollestone Camp, Larkhill, Wiltshire Inland Area/No22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Cedric F Gordon 12 Mar 1931 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC, DFC
Fg Off Fred Miller  1 Nov 1930 DSM
Fg Off Frederick B Taylor 13 May 1931  
Fg Off Collin C C Manson 14 Mar 1929  
Fg Off Cyril Ray 19 Mar 1929  

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Nil Rollestone Camp, Larkhill, Wiltshire Inland Area/No22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Cedric F Gordon 12 Mar 1931 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC, DFC
Fg Off Collin C C Manson 14 Mar 1929  
Fg Off Cyril Ray 19 Mar 1929  
APO Arthur Green 22 May 1933  
Civilian Stores Officer
Fg Off (Ret) J Evason    

Warrant Officers

WO Leonard G Wheeler  4 Feb 1922  

Warrant Officers - 2nd Class

WO II George W Salt  6 May 1930  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Nil Rollestone Camp, Larkhill, Wiltshire Inland Area/No22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Cedric F Gordon 12 Mar 1931 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC, DFC
Plt Off Arthur Green 22 May 1933  
Plt Off Richard M Hall 15 Jun 1933  
Civilian Stores Officer
Fg Off (Ret) J Evason    

Warrant Officers

WO Leonard G Wheeler  4 Feb 1922  

Warrant Officers - 2nd Class

WO II George W Salt  6 May 1930  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Nil Rollestone Camp, Larkhill, Wiltshire Inland Area/No22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Cedric F Gordon 12 Mar 1931 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC, DFC
Plt Off Arthur Green 22 May 1933  
Plt Off Richard M Hall 15 Jun 1933  
Civilian Stores Officer
Fg Off (Ret) J Evason    

Warrant Officers

WO Leonard G Wheeler  4 Feb 1922  

Warrant Officers - 2nd Class

WO II George W Salt  6 May 1930  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Nil Rollestone Camp, Larkhill, Wiltshire Inland Area/No22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Bernard E Harrison  5 Nov 1934 Officer Commanding, AFC
Flt Lt Denis H Carey 25 Feb 1935  
Plt Off Richard M Hall 15 Jun 1933  
APO Clement N Swann 15 Dec 1934  
Civilian Stores Officer
Fg Off (Ret) J Evason    

Warrant Officers

WO Leonard G Wheeler  4 Feb 1922  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Nil Rollestone Camp, Larkhill, Wiltshire ADGB/No22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Bernard E Harrison  5 Nov 1934 Officer Commanding, AFC
Flt Lt Denis H Carey 25 Feb 1935  
Fg Off Richard M Hall 15 Jun 1933  
Plt Off Clement N Swann 15 Dec 1934  
APO Richard H Paterson 27 Sep 1935  

Education Officer

Lt William G Gould  2 Sep 1935 Grade III, AMINA, AFRAeS, late RNVR
Civilian Stores Officer
Fg Off (Ret) J Evason    

Warrant Officers

WO Leonard G Wheeler  4 Feb 1922  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

It was redesignated No 2 Balloon Training Unit on 1 November 1936.

July 1937

Location Command/Group
Rollestone Camp, Salisbury, Wiltshire Training Command/No 24 (Training) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt E J Prothero  8 Dec 936  
Flt Lt G I Menzies  1 Mar1937  
Fg Off Richard M Hall 15 Jun 1933  
Plt Off T F T Chambers 29 Jun 1936  

Education Officer

Lt William G Gould  2 Sep 1935 Grade III, AMINA, AFRAeS, late RNVR
Equipment Officer
Lt (Ret) F A Mitchell    

Warrant Officers

WO Leonard G Wheeler  4 Feb 1922  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Location Command/Group
Rollestone Camp, Salisbury, Wiltshire Training Command/No 24 (Training) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr E G C Stokes 11 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt E J Prothero  8 Dec 936  
Fg Off J E Thornton  7 Feb 1938  
Plt Off T F T Chambers 29 Jun 1936  
Plt Off T G Robertson 13 May 1938  
Flt Lt J Evason   AAF
Equipment Officer
Flt Lt W H Anderson   RAFO

Education Officer

Lt William G Gould  2 Sep 1935 Grade III, AMINA, AFRAeS, late RNVR

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Location Command/Group
Rollestone Camp, Salisbury, Wiltshire Training Command/No 24 (Training) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr E G C Stokes 11 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding
Plt Off T F T Chambers 29 Jun 1936  
Equipment Officer
Cdr J R D Freeman   DSO, RN

Education Officer

Lt William G Gould  2 Sep 1935 Grade III, AMINA, AFRAeS, late RNVR

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

It moved to Cardington on 1 February 1939 but continued to be shown at Rollestone in the April CAFL.

April 1939

Location Command/Group
Rollestone Camp, Salisbury, Wiltshire Training Command/No 24 (Training) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off T F T Chambers 29 Jun 1936  
Equipment Officer
Flt Lt W H Anderson   RAFO

Education Officer

Lt William G Gould  2 Sep 1935 Grade III, AMINA, AFRAeS, late RNVR

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Location Command/Group
Cardington, Bedfordshire Balloon Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off T F T Chambers 29 Jun 1936  
Equipment Officer
Flt Lt W H Anderson   RAFO

Education Officer

Lt William G Gould  2 Sep 1935 Grade III, AMINA, AFRAeS, late RNVR

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

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