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Inland Water Transport/Marine Section - Personnel and locations


[May 1923 | Jan 1925 | Feb 1925 | Mar 1925 | Apr 1925 | May 1925 | Jun 1925 | Jul 1925 | Mar 1926 | Jul 1926 | Dec 1926 | Jul 1927]

This was formed between July 1921 and July 1922 but officers do not appear to have been appointed until 1 April 1925.

May 1923

Source - May 1923 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

Location Command/Group
Basrah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Frederick H W Guard  1 Apr 1925 Officer Commanding, CMG, CBE, DSO
Flt Lt Alfred W Clemson  1 Apr 1925  
Flt Lt Paul D Robertson  8 May 1925 AFC
Flt Lt Donald C Balfour  1 Apr 1925  
Fg Off Henry J Soper  1 Apr 1925  
Fg Off Clifford C Clark  1 Apr 1925  
Fg Off James Rodger  1 Apr 1925 DSM
Fg Off William Gill  1 Apr 1925  
Fg Off James H Slater  1 Apr 1925  
Fg Off Thomas H Moon  1 Apr 1925  
Plt Off Basil F H Harding  1 Apr 1925  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Frederick R Wilkins  1 Apr 1925  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Robert F C Metcalfe  1 Apr 1925  

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

March 1926

Location Command/Group
Basrah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Frederick H W Guard  1 Apr 1925 Officer Commanding, CMG, CBE, DSO
Flt Lt Paul D Robertson  8 May 1925 AFC
Hon Flt Lt Frederick B Lawrie 11 Sep 1925  
Fg Off Frederick E C Benstead  8 Jan 1926  
Fg Off James Rodger  1 Apr 1925 DSM
Fg Off William Gill  1 Apr 1925  
Fg Off John W Caddy 18 Nov 1925 DSM
Fg Off William Dickison 22 Sep 1925 DSM
Fg Off Charles H Johnson  1 Nov 1925  
Plt Off Basil F H Harding  1 Apr 1925  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Frederick R Wilkins  1 Apr 1925  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Ralf H Cleverly 22 Sep 1925  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Location Command/Group
Basrah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Frederick H W Guard  1 Apr 1925 Officer Commanding, CMG, CBE, DSO
Flt Lt Paul D Robertson  8 May 1925 AM
Flt Lt Brian K D Robertson 17 May 1926 AFC
Hon Flt Lt Frederick B Lawrie 11 Sep 1925  
Hon Flt Lt William F Humphrey 11 May 1926  
Fg Off Frederick E C Benstead  8 Jan 1926  
Fg Off James Rodger  1 Apr 1925 DSM
Fg Off William Gill  1 Apr 1925  
Fg Off John W Caddy 18 Nov 1925 DSM
Fg Off William Dickison 22 Sep 1925 DSM
Fg Off Charles H Johnson  1 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Basil F H Harding  1 Apr 1925  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Frederick R Wilkins  1 Apr 1925  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Ralf H Cleverly 22 Sep 1925  

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

Location Command/Group
Basrah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Wilfrid H Dolphin 11 Jun 1926 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Paul D Robertson  8 May 1925 AM
Flt Lt Brian K D Robertson 17 May 1926 AFC
Hon Flt Lt William F Humphrey 11 May 1926 Engineer Duties
Fg Off James Rodger  1 Apr 1925 Engineer Duties, DSM
Fg Off William Gill  1 Apr 1925 Engineer Duties
Fg Off John W Caddy 18 Nov 1925 Engineer Duties, DSM
Fg Off William Dickison 22 Sep 1925 Engineer Duties, DSM
Fg Off Charles H Johnson  1 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Gerard L Gandy 28 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Basil F H Harding  1 Apr 1925 Engineer Duties
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Frederick R Wilkins  1 Apr 1925  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Ralf H Cleverly 22 Sep 1925  

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

It appears to have been redesignated Marine Section between December 1926 and July 1927.

July 1927

Location Command/Group
Basrah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Wilfrid H Dolphin 11 Jun 1926 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Paul D Robertson  8 May 1925 AM
Fg Off William Dickison 22 Sep 1925 DSM
Fg Off Cecil G C Woledge 17 Feb 1927  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Henry O Fellowes  7 Dec 1926  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Ralf H Cleverly 22 Sep 1925  

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

It appears to have disbanded between July 1927 and July 1928.

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