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Air Pilotage School/Air Navigation School/School of Air Navigation Personnel and locations


[Apr 1920 | May 1920 | Jun 1920 | Jul 1920 | Aug 1920 | Jul 1921 | Apr 1922 | Jul 1933 | Jan 1934 | Jul 1934 | Jul 1935 | Jul 1936 |Aug 1936Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Originally formed at Andover as the School of Air Pilotage on 23 Sep 1919 by amalgamating No's 1 and 2 Schools of Navigation and Bomb Dropping, it was renamed the Air Pilotage School on 23 December 1919 but was reduced to a cadre on 1 Apr 1920.

April 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B

Airco DH9A

Avro 504K

Handley Page O/400

Sopwith Snipe

RAF Andover Inland Area/No 7 Group

 

Rank Name Branch Notes
Sqn Ldr Dermott L Allen A AFC
Sqn Ldr

Wilfred A McClaughry

A DSO, MC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt

Eric B Grenfell

A later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Reginald A Courtney

T OBE
Flt Lt William A Skeate A  
Flt Lt Alfred L Messinger A  
Flt Lt Alfred G Bond A AFC
Flt Lt Charles H Awcock T OBE
Flt Lt Thomas E B Howe A AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Archibald G Weir A  
Fg Off Denys Gilley A DFC
Fg Off Geoffrey W Hemming A  
Fg Off Charles B Dick-Cleland Ad  
Fg Off Aubrey R M Rickards A  
Fg Off James R M Simpson A  
Fg Off Charles A C Fidler T DCM
Fg Off John Turner T  
Plt Off Charles E Cullen T  
Plt Off George A Maddams Stores  

Source - Apr 1920 Air Force List

May 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B

Airco DH9A

Avro 504K

Handley Page O/400

Sopwith Snipe

RAF Andover Inland Area/No 7 Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Dermott L Allen A 24 Nov 1919 AFC
Sqn Ldr

Wilfred A McClaughry

A DSO, MC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt

Eric B Grenfell

A 25 Mar 1920 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Reginald A Courtney

T 19 Jan 1920 OBE
Flt Lt Stanley Frost T 16 Apr 1920  
Flt Lt William A Skeate A 21 Nov 1919  
Flt Lt Alfred L Messinger A 17 Jan 1920  
Flt Lt Alfred G Bond A 16 Oct 1919 AFC
Flt Lt Charles H Awcock T   OBE
Flt Lt Thomas E B Howe A  5 Sep 1919 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Michael A J Orde A 15 Mar 1920  
Flt Lt Archibald G Weir A 18 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Denys Gilley A   DFC
Fg Off Aubrey R M Rickards A    
Fg Off Frederick W W Wilson A  8 Apr 1920  
Fg Off James R M Simpson A 30 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Percy J Clayson A  7 Apr 1920 MC, AFC
Fg Off Charles A C Fidler T 17 Sep 1919 DCM
Fg Off John Turner T  2 Dec 1919  
Plt Off Charles E Cullen T 12 Sep 1919  
Plt Off George A Maddams Stores    

Source - May 1920 Air Force List

June 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B

Airco DH9A

Avro 504K

Handley Page O/400

Sopwith Snipe

RAF Andover Inland Area/No 7 Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Wilfred A McClaughry

A 27 Feb 1919 DSO, MC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt

Eric B Grenfell

A 25 Mar 1920 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Stanley Frost T 16 Apr 1920  
Flt Lt William A Skeate A 21 Nov 1919  
Flt Lt Thomas E B Howe A  5 Sep 1919 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Archibald G Weir A 18 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Denys Gilley A  6 Jun 1919 DFC
Fg Off Aubrey R M Rickards A 3 Jun 1919  
Fg Off Frederick W W Wilson A  8 Apr 1920  
Fg Off James R M Simpson A 30 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Percy J Clayson A  7 Apr 1920 MC, AFC
Fg Off John Turner T  2 Dec 1919  
Plt Off Charles E Cullen T 12 Sep 1919  
Plt Off George A Maddams Stores 30 Jun 1919  

Source - June 1920 Air Force List

July 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B

Airco DH9A

Avro 504K

Handley Page O/400

Sopwith Snipe

RAF Andover Inland Area/No 7 Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Wilfred A McClaughry

A 27 Feb 1919 DSO, MC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt

Eric B Grenfell

A 25 Mar 1920 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Stanley Frost T 16 Apr 1920  
Flt Lt William A Skeate A 21 Nov 1919  
Flt Lt Thomas E B Howe A  5 Sep 1919 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Archibald G Weir A 18 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Denys Gilley A  6 Jun 1919 DFC
Fg Off Aubrey R M Rickards A 3 Jun 1919  
Fg Off Frederick W W Wilson A  8 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Percy J Clayson A  7 Apr 1920 MC, AFC
Fg Off Charles E Cullen T 12 Sep 1919  
Plt Off George A Maddams Stores 30 Jun 1919  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Richard G J McCullagh Med  4 Jun 1920  

Source - July 1920 Air Force List

August 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B

Airco DH9A

Avro 504K

Handley Page O/400

Sopwith Snipe

RAF Andover Inland Area/No 7 Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Wilfred A McClaughry

A 27 Feb 1919 DSO, MC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Richard S Lucy A 21 Jul 1920  
Flt Lt Stanley Frost T 16 Apr 1920  
Flt Lt William A Skeate A 21 Nov 1919  
Flt Lt Thomas E B Howe A  5 Sep 1919 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Archibald G Weir A 18 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Denys Gilley A  6 Jun 1919 DFC
Fg Off Aubrey R M Rickards A 3 Jun 1919  
Fg Off Frederick W W Wilson A  8 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Percy J Clayson A  7 Apr 1920 MC, AFC
Fg Off Charles E Cullen T 12 Sep 1919  
Fg Off Rowan H Daly A  4 Aug 1920 DSC, DFC
Plt Off George A Maddams Stores 30 Jun 1919  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Richard G J McCullagh Med  4 Jun 1920  

Source - August 1920 Air Force List

July 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B

Airco DH9A

Avro 504K

Handley Page O/400

Sopwith Snipe

RAF Andover Inland Area/No 7 Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Wilfred A McClaughry

A 27 Feb 1919 DSO, MC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Gerge E Godsave T 24 Feb 1921  
Flt Lt Thomas E B Howe A  5 Sep 1919 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Percy J Wiseman

Ad 31 Mar 1921 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Denys Gilley A  6 Jun 1919 DFC
Flt Lt Charles B Dick-Cleland Ad 26 May 1921  
Fg Off Eric Burton A  1 Sep 1920  
Fg Off Alwyn J Warwick A  7 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Harold E Cardwell A 11 Apr 1921  
Stores Officers
Flt Lt Algenon W P Phillips Acct  5 Mar 1921 OBE
Flt Lt Richard Whyte Acct  5 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Charles E Cullen Acct 23 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Ralf H Cleverly Acct 25 Apr 1921  
Fg Off Arthur D Stonehouse Acct  4 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Frederick W Arthurton Acct  5 Mar 1921  
Fg Off John R Bond Acct  5 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Harold J Cooper Acct  5 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Oswald K Griffin Acct  5 Mar 1921 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John S Griffiths Acct  5 Mar 1921 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Percival Hay Acct  5 Mar 1921 MC
Fg Off Charles W Rogers Acct  5 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Geoffrey N Simon Acct  5 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Robert E Steggall Acct  5 Mar 1921 MBE
Fg Off John Sullivan Acct  5 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Wilfred A Wadley Acct  5 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Francis H Wakeford Acct  5 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Walter R Westcombe Acct  5 Mar 1921  
Plt Off Cecil W Rugg Acct  5 Mar 1921  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Charles A E I Brownlee   20 May 1921 MB
UNDER INSTRUCTION
Flt Lt Charles G Murray SO   9 May 1921  
Act Flt Lt (Fg Off) Herbert F Fuller Ad  9 May 1921 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Edwin J Grout A  9 May 1921  
Fg Off Arthur C Lobley A  9 May 1921  
Stores Officers
Flt Lt Charles H Moore Acct  5 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Percy A Simmons Acct  9 May 1921  
Fg Off Cecil G Prior Acct  5 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Eric F Carrall Acct  9 May 1921  
Fg Off Robert C Clayton Acct  9 May 1921  
Fg Off Eric J Stokoe Acct  9 May 1921  
Fg Off Leonard A W Stower Acct  9 May 1921 MC
Fg Off James F R Eales-White Acct  9 May 1921  
Plt Off Richard C Hancock Acct  9 May 1921  

Source - July 1921 Air Force List

Branches: A = Aeroplane, A & S = Aeroplane and Seaplane, Acct = Accountant, Ad = Administrative, S = Seaplane, SO = Staff Officer, T = Technical.

April 1922

Source - April 1922 Air Force List

The cadre had ceased to exist on 1 April 1922 and formally disbanded on 15 January 1923.

The school reformed on 26 October 1931 at RAF Northolt as a third flight of No 24 Squadron, but disbanded again in April 1932

The school reformed at RAF Andover on 5 May 1933 from the Air Pilotage Flight

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Tutor RAF Andover ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr John K Summers  5 May 1933 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt John H Woodin  6 Jun 1933  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Tutor

Saro Cloud

RAF Andover Western Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr John K Summers  5 May 1933 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt William L Payne 18 Jul 1933  
Flt Lt

Alan D Gilmore

13 Nov 1933 later AVM
Fg Off David I P Macnair 25 Oct 1933  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Tutor

Saro Cloud

RAF Andover Western Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr John K Summers  5 May 1933 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt William L Payne 18 Jul 1933  
Flt Lt

Alan D Gilmore

13 Nov 1933 later AVM
Fg Off Leslie T G Barber 18 Jan 1934  
Fg Off David I P Macnair 25 Oct 1933  
Civilian Assistant
Capt G F Meagher   AFC, AFRAeS, late RAF

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

The School was redesignated the Air Navigation School on 25 Jan 1935.

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Tutor

Saro Cloud

RAF Andover Western Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr John K Summers  5 May 1933 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt William L Payne 18 Jul 1933  
Flt Lt George R M Clifford 29 Apr 1935  
Fg Off David I P Macnair 25 Oct 1933  
Fg Off Barry S Nicholl 17 Jan 1935  
Civilian Assistant
Capt G F Meagher   AFC, AFRAeS, late RAF

 

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
6 Jan 1936 RAF Manston

The school was redesignated the School of Air Navigation on 6 January 1936

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Prefect

Saro Cloud

RAF Manston Training Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr John K Summers  6 Jan 1936 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr P D Robertson  6 Jan 1936 Navigation duties
Sqn Ldr

Reginald N Waite

 6 Jan 1936 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William L Payne  6 Jan 1936  
Flt Lt E R M Walker  6 Jan 1936 Navigation duties
Flt Lt K W Niblett  6 Jan 1936 Navigation duties
Flt Lt W E Rankin 20May 1936  
Fg Off Charles R Taylor  6 Jan 1936  
Fg Off

Richard T Gething

18 May 1936 later A/Cdre
Civilian Assistants
Fg Off (Ret) B S Brice   AFC
Lt Cdr (Ret) S R Sunnocks   RN
UNDER INSTRUCTION
Flt Lt

Geoffrey I L Saye

27 Apr 1936 AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt L F Brown 27 Apr 1936  
Flt Lt J J Owen 27 Apr 1936  
Flt Lt W P Welch 27 Apr 1936  
Flt Lt G J L Read 27 Apr 1936  
Flt Lt

Wilfred E Oulton

17 Mar 1936 later AVM
Plt Off H D Newman  6 Mar 1936  
Plt Off E A Whiteley  6 Mar 1936  
Plt Off A W Fletcher 29 Feb 1936  
Plt Off

John B Russell

29 Feb 1936 later AVM
Plt Off A D C Fair 29 Feb 1936  
Plt Off T M Evans 29 Feb 1936  
Plt Off C G Isacke 29 Feb 1936  
Plt Off

Robert R Holder

29 Feb 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off O  R C Moseley 29 Feb 1936  
Plt Off E L Hyde  4 Mar 1936  
Plt Off J V Hoggarth  4 Mar 1936  
Plt Off T M Lockyer 17 Feb 1936  
Plt Off P M Hamilton-Hall 17 Feb 1936  
Plt Off H B Johnson 17 Feb 1936  
Plt Off R N Keeble 17 Feb 1936  
APO G F Lerwill 29 Feb 1936  
SUPERNUMERARY
APO B Bell 11 May 1936  
APO W H Biddell 11 May 1936  
APO E J Brooks 11 May 1936  
APO B E Dobb 11 May 1936  
APO C E Draper 11 May 1936  
APO M A L S Giles 11 May 1936  
APO J MacL H Sinclair 11 May 1936  
APO P White 11 May 1936  
South African Air Force
Lt R C Hiemstra 13 Jan 1936  
Royal Canadian Air Force
Fg Off J G Bryans 27 Apr 1936  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

August 1936

Source - August 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro Prefect

Saro Cloud

RAF Manston Training Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr P D Robertson  6 Jan 1936 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr G H Harrison 10 Sep 1936 Navigation duties
Flt Lt J E Allen  2 Nov 1936  
Flt Lt R J Cooper 30 Nov 1936 Navigation duties
Flt Lt K W Niblett  6 Jan 1936 Navigation duties
Flt Lt

Wilfred E Oulton

11 Nov 1936 Navigation duties; later AVM
Flt Lt T U Rolfe 20 Sep 1936  
Flt Lt E Shipley  5 Oct 1936  
Fg Off P A McWhannell 15 Jan 1937  
Fg Off Charles R Taylor  6 Jan 1936  
Fg Off F C Scott 14 Dec 1936  
Fg Off

Fred Rump

22 Feb 1937 later A/Cdre
Fg Off T R Manson 11 Jan 1937  
Fg Off G J Wright 17 May 1937  
Fg Off (Ret) B S Brice   AFC
Lt Cdr (Ret) S R Sunnocks   RN
Flt Lt L G Martin   Instructor, RAFO
Capt B A Millson   late RAF
SUPERNUMERARY
Flt Lt

Richard T Gething

18 May 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off A W B Barrett 15 Nov 1936  
UNDER INSTRUCTION
Flt Lt J A P Owen 23 Mar 1937  
Flt Lt A M Murduch 11 Jan 1937 RAAF
Flt Lt A L Walters  2 Feb 1937 RAAF
Fg Off R G Musson 23 Mar 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Manston Training Command/No 23 (Training) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr P D Robertson  6 Jan 1936 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr A W Bates  6 Jun 1938  
Sqn Ldr F M Denny  2 May 1938  
Sqn Ldr R J Cooper 30 Nov 1936 Navigation duties
Flt Lt

Gareth G Barrett

 6 Jun 1938 Navigation duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Wilfred E Oulton

11 Nov 1936 Navigation duties; later AVM
Flt Lt T Q Horner 26 Mar 1938 Navigation duties
Flt Lt

Fergus A Pearce

20 Jun 1937 Navigation duties; later Act AVM
Flt Lt A V Bax  1 Jun 1937 Navigation duties, AFM
Flt Lt L B B King  9 May 1938  
Flt Lt A W B Barrett 28 Mar 1938 Navigation duties
Fg Off T F Harvey 19 Mar 1938 Navigation duties
Plt Off J W Fordham 19 Mar 1938  
Plt Off N D Guthrie  6 Jun 1938  
Fg Off (Ret) B S Brice   Adjutant, AFC
Lt Cdr (Ret) S R Sunnocks   Instructor, RN
Cdr (Ret) W A Willock   RN
-
1 Airman Pilot
UNDER INSTRUCTION
Flt Lt B Paddon 27 Dec 1937  
Flt Lt C R Taylor 27 Dec 1937  
Flt Lt

John G Davis

27 Dec 1937 later ACM
Flt Lt R E G Brittain 27 Dec 1937  
Flt Lt P B Wood 27 Dec 1937  
Flt Lt T L Moseley 27 Dec 1937  
Flt Lt

Denis Finlay

27 Dec 1937 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt P E Hadow 27 Dec 1937  
Flt Lt J B P Thomas 27 Dec 1937  
Flt Lt F C Richardson 27 Dec 1937  
Flt Lt C L Y Wright 31 Dec 1937  
Flt Lt

Henry R Graham

 4 Apr 1938 later AVM
Flt Lt D G Stokes  4 Apr 1938  
Fg Off

John B Voyce

 4 Apr 1938 later A/Cdre
Fg Off H M Mitchell  3 Apr 1938 Auxiliary Air Force
Plt Off M Fleming 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off J M D Irvine 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off B G Meyer 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off D T Parrott 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off M E Redgrave 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off H Rosofsky 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off J F Sharp 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off M J Tully 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off N Williams 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off J Ing 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off D A Fordham 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off R A Green 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off C B Jordan 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off A L MacEwen 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off C F Kirkwood-Hackett 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off E Q Moody 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off D G Ogilvie 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off S B Bintley 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off F E Board 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off Harry Burton 26 Mar 1938 later AM
Plt Off R D Davis 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off G T Rhodes 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off V A W Rosewarne 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off E F Tonge 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off K G J Wakefield 26 Mar 1938  
2 Lt J Devoy 28 Dec 1937 Eire Air Force
APO R B G E Clark 26 Mar 1938  
APO D B Gericke 26 Mar 1938  
APO L J Rooney 26 Mar 1938  
APO H V Smith 26 Mar 1938  
APO G E Walker 26 Mar 1938  
APO J C G Saril 26 Mar 1938  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Manston Training Command/No 23 (Training) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr P D Robertson  6 Jan 1936 Officer Commanding
Wg Cdr

Edmund F Waring

12 Sep 1938 DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr A W Bates  6 Jun 1938  
Sqn Ldr F M Denny  2 May 1938  
Sqn Ldr R J Cooper 30 Nov 1936 Navigation duties
Sqn Ldr

Gareth G Barrett

 6 Jun 1938 Navigation duties; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Wilfred E Oulton

11 Nov 1936 Navigation duties; later AVM
Sqn Ldr A McIlwaine  5 Jul 1938 Signals duties
Sqn Ldr

Fergus A Pearce

20 Jun 1937 Navigation duties; later Act AVM
Sqn Ldr A V Bax  1 Jun 1937 Navigation duties, AFM
Flt Lt T Q Horner 26 Mar 1938 Navigation duties
Flt Lt P B Wood 27 Dec 1937  
Flt Lt W S Jenkins  1 Jul 1938 Navigation duties
Flt Lt T L Moseley 27 Dec 1937  
Flt Lt L B B King  9 May 1938 Navigation duties
Flt Lt A W B Barrett 28 Mar 1938 Navigation duties
Flt Lt F C Richardson 27 Dec 1937  
Act Flt Lt J Riley  5 Jul 1938  
Fg Off N M Bayliss  5 Jul 1938  
Fg Off J D S Huxley 10 Jun 1938 Navigation duties
Fg Off T F Harvey 19 Mar 1938 Navigation duties
Fg Off N D Guthrie  6 Jun 1938  
Fg Off N B Mole  5 Jul 1938  
Fg Off A M Taylor 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off J W Fordham 19 Mar 1938 Navigation duties
Plt Off A F Binks 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off L R Cohen 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off J W Boreham  9 Jun 1938  
Plt Off K W C Bindloss  7 Jul 1938 Navigation duties
Plt Off D P Bamber  5 Jul 1938  
Plt Off E Tennant  5 Jul 1938  
Plt Off R F Finch  5 Jul 1938  
Plt Off T H V Pheloung  5 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J R Neill 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off R K F Bell-Irving 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off J A H Cooper 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off A C Glenday 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off R A Craigie 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off A L McDowell 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off R W McCarthy 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off N McClelland 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off C B G Robinson 25 Sep 1938  
APO T E Brammell 18 Jul 1938  
APO W G Thompson 18 Jul 1938  
APO J C R Brown 18 Jul 1938  
APO F C Willis 18 Jul 1938  
APO R F Hatton 18 Jul 1938  
Fg Off (Ret) B S Brice   Adjutant, AFC
Lt Cdr (Ret) S R Sunnocks   Instructor, RN
Cdr (Ret) W A Willock   RN
Flt Lt F J Watts   Assistant Adjutant, late RAF
-
1 Airman Pilot
UNDER INSTRUCTION
Flt Lt C L Y Wright 31 Dec 1937  
Flt Lt

Henry R Graham

 4 Apr 1938 later AVM
Flt Lt D G Stokes  4 Apr 1938  
Flt Lt J P Selby  4 Jul 1938  
Flt Lt R A I Harrison  4 Jul 1938  
Flt Lt J A K Petitt  5 Jul 1938  
Flt Lt H J Hobbs  5 Jul 1938  
Fg Off

John B Voyce

 4 Apr 1938 later A/Cdre
Fg Off E L F Fawcett  5 Jul 1938  
Plt Off G H M Pirie 30 Jul 1938  
Plt Off K G Davis 29 Aug 1938  
Plt Off J C Stevenson 14 Nov 1938  
Plt Off J L Ellis 14 Nov 1938  
Plt Off M I Freeman 14 Nov 1938  
Plt Off N J Robertson 14 Nov 1938  
Plt Off J R Taylor 14 Nov 1938  
Plt Off P Ward Hunt 14 Nov 1938  
APO A B S Holdsworth  3 Oct 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Manston Training Command/No 23 (Training) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr P D Robertson  6 Jan 1936 Officer Commanding
Wg Cdr

Edmund F Waring

12 Sep 1938 DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr A W Bates  6 Jun 1938  
Sqn Ldr F M Denny  2 May 1938  
Sqn Ldr R J Cooper 30 Nov 1936 Navigation duties
Sqn Ldr

Gareth G Barrett

 6 Jun 1938 Navigation duties; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Wilfred E Oulton

11 Nov 1936 Navigation duties; later AVM
Sqn Ldr A McIlwaine  5 Jul 1938 Signals duties
Sqn Ldr A V Bax  1 Jun 1937 Navigation duties, AFM
Flt Lt T Q Horner 26 Mar 1938 Navigation duties
Flt Lt

Brian K Burnett

 2 Mar 1939 later ACM
Flt Lt P B Wood 27 Dec 1937  
Flt Lt W S Jenkins  1 Jul 1938 Navigation duties
Flt Lt T L Moseley 27 Dec 1937  
Flt Lt A W B Barrett 28 Mar 1938 Navigation duties
Flt Lt F C Richardson 27 Dec 1937  
Flt Lt D G Stokes 30 Jan 1939 Navigation duties
Act Flt Lt J Riley  5 Jul 1938  
Act Flt Lt N M Bayliss  5 Jul 1938  
Fg Off J D S Huxley 10 Jun 1938 Navigation duties
Fg Off T F Harvey 19 Mar 1938 Navigation duties
Fg Off N D Guthrie  6 Jun 1938  
Fg Off N B Mole  5 Jul 1938  
Fg Off A M Taylor 13 Jun 1938  
Fg Off

John B Voyce

30 Jan 1939 later A/Cdre
Fg Off E Tennant  5 Jul 1938  
Fg Off C B G Robinson 25 Sep 1938  
Act Fg Off D P Bamber  5 Jul 1938  
Plt Off D C Mauger  9 Feb 1939 Navigation duties
Plt Off J W Fordham 19 Mar 1938 Navigation duties
Plt Off A F Binks 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off L R Cohen 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off J W Boreham  9 Jun 1938  
Plt Off K W C Bindloss  7 Jul 1938 Navigation duties
Plt Off R F Finch  5 Jul 1938  
Plt Off T H V Pheloung  5 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J R Neill 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off R K F Bell-Irving 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off J A H Cooper 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off A C Glenday 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off R A Craigie 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off A L McDowell 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off R W McCarthy 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off N McClelland 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off E D Chantler  8 Jan 1939 Navigation duties
APO T E Brammell 18 Jul 1938  
APO W G Thompson 18 Jul 1938  
APO J C R Brown 18 Jul 1938  
APO F C Willis 18 Jul 1938  
APO R F Hatton 18 Jul 1938  
Fg Off (Ret) B S Brice   Adjutant, AFC
Lt Cdr (Ret) S R Sunnocks   Instructor, RN
Cdr (Ret) W A Willock   RN
Flt Lt F J Watts   Assistant Adjutant, late RAF
Commissioned Engineer Officer
Fg Off S Mather 10 Oct 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO J H J Williams 30 Dec 1938  
WO R E Hammond  5 Jul 1938  
UNDER INSTRUCTION
Flt Lt R A I Harrison  4 Jul 1938  
Flt Lt C Charlton-Jones 14 Nov 1938  
Flt Lt

Brian J R Roberts

14 Nov 1938 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt C N Fleming 14 Nov 1938  
Flt Lt J H Lowe 14 Nov 1938  
Flt Lt E E Vielle 14 Nov 1938  
Flt Lt K E Cornab 31 Jan 1939  
Flt Lt W A Hughes 30 Jan 1939  
Flt Lt R E Baxter 30 Jan 1939  
Flt Lt F R Miller 30 Jan 1939 RCAF
Fg Off E L F Fawcett  5 Jul 1938  
Fg Off A J F Churchill 14 Nov 1938  
Fg Off J W H Bray 30 Jan 1939  
Fg Off I G Morrison 30 Jan 1939  
Fg Off E Banthorpe 30 Jan 1939  
Fg Off R H Warcup 30 Jan 1939  
Fg Off D W Kingwell 31 Jan 1939 RAAF
Plt Off G H M Pirie 30 Jul 1938  
Plt Off K G Davis 29 Aug 1938  
Plt Off J L Ellis 14 Nov 1938  
Plt Off P A L Farrell 30 Jan 1939  
Plt Off P B Sentance 30 Jan 1939  
Plt Off A E Brian 30 Jan 1939  
Plt Off M A Snowball 30 Jan 1939  
Plt Off H I Emden 30 Jan 1939  
APO A B S Holdsworth  3 Oct 1938  
APO N A Burt 14 Nov 1938  
APO W P Cumberland 14 Nov 1938  
APO A S Luxmoore 14 Nov 1938  
APO D R Bagnall 30 Jan 1939  
APO J R Canham 30 Jan 1939  
APO T F C Churcher 30 Jan 1939  
APO J E A Friend 30 Jan 1939  
APO P G Sooby 30 Jan 1939  
APO W J Thompson 30 Jan 1939  
APO P W M West 30 Jan 1939  
APO J P Gilliard 30 Jan 1939  
APO D A C Keating 30 Jan 1939  
APO R H Moore 30 Jan 1939  
APO A D Pilcher 30 Jan 1939  
APO M K Sewell 30 Jan 1939  
APO R D Shepherd 30 Jan 1939  
APO H Thompson 30 Jan 1939  
APO James Wallace 30 Jan 1939 later A/Cdre
APO F A Walton 30 Jan 1939  
APO P A S Baker 30 Jan 1939  
APO D A R Elliott 30 Jan 1939  
APO J A Ferguson 30 Jan 1939  
APO R Garside 30 Jan 1939  
APO G H Jackson 30 Jan 1939  
APO M T E Jenkins 30 Jan 1939  
APO E P Phillips 30 Jan 1939  
APO J O'B Power 30 Jan 1939  
APO K N A Ellis 30 Jan 1939  
APO H E White 30 Jan 1939  
APO J P Mitchell  2 Jan 1939  
APO P Peters  2 Jan 1939  
APO A A Campbell  2 Jan 1939  
APO B A Martyr  2 Jan 1939  
APO K D'A Taute  2 Jan 1939  
APO P V Arderne  2 Jan 1939  
APO F D Middleton  2 Jan 1939  
APO P F Dingwall  2 Jan 1939  
APO R J Dunlop Mackenzie  2 Jan 1939  
APO N N Ezekiel  2 Jan 1939  
APO D A Helsby  2 Jan 1939  
APO H Lee  2 Jan 1939  
APO R Hadingham  2 Jan 1939  
APO J D G Withers  2 Jan 1939  
APO J D Goode  2 Jan 1939  
APO G L Crosby  2 Jan 1939  
APO B Deaves  2 Jan 1939  
APO W C Hoey  2 Jan 1939  
APO J F Painter  2 Jan 1939  
APO A G Pascoe  2 Jan 1939  
APO M Thomas  2 Jan 1939  
APO J Clift  2 Jan 1939  
APO C R Hattersley  2 Jan 1939  
APO A Webster  2 Jan 1939  
APO T C Cundill  2 Jan 1939  
APO A H Gould  2 Jan 1939  
APO P Harris  2 Jan 1939  
APO H S James  2 Jan 1939  
APO K Jones  2 Jan 1939  
APO J C MacIntosh  2 Jan 1939  
APO N G Macfarlane  2 Jan 1939  
APO J S A Russell  2 Jan 1939  
APO A H G Trueman  2 Jan 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
  RAF Manston Training Command/No 23 (Training) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr P D Robertson  6 Jan 1936 Officer Commanding
Wg Cdr

Edmund F Waring

12 Sep 1938 DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr A W Bates  6 Jun 1938  
Sqn Ldr F M Denny  2 May 1938  
Sqn Ldr R J Cooper 30 Nov 1936 Navigation duties
Sqn Ldr

Gareth G Barrett

 6 Jun 1938 Navigation duties; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Wilfred E Oulton

11 Nov 1936 Navigation duties; later AVM
Sqn Ldr A McIlwaine  5 Jul 1938 Signals duties
Sqn Ldr

Brian K Burnett

 2 Mar 1939 later ACM
Sqn Ldr P B Wood 27 Dec 1937  
Sqn Ldr W S Jenkins  1 Jul 1938 Navigation duties
Sqn Ldr T L Moseley 27 Dec 1937  
Sqn Ldr T Q Horner 26 Mar 1938 Navigation duties
Sqn Ldr

Richard T Gething

 6 Mar 1939 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt A W B Barrett 28 Mar 1938 Navigation duties
Flt Lt F C Richardson 27 Dec 1937  
Flt Lt D G Stokes 30 Jan 1939 Navigation duties
Act Flt Lt J Riley  5 Jul 1938  
Act Flt Lt N M Bayliss  5 Jul 1938  
Act Flt Lt N B Mole  5 Jul 1938  
Fg Off J D S Huxley 10 Jun 1938 Navigation duties
Fg Off T F Harvey 19 Mar 1938 Navigation duties
Fg Off N D Guthrie  6 Jun 1938  
Fg Off J W Powell  2 Jan 1939  
Fg Off A M Taylor 13 Jun 1938  
Fg Off

John B Voyce

30 Jan 1939 later A/Cdre
Fg Off E Tennant  5 Jul 1938  
Fg Off C B G Robinson 25 Sep 1938  
Fg Off G E Watkins  8 Mar 1939  
Fg Off E H Thompson 20 Mar 1939 Navigation duties
Fg Off K W C Bindloss  7 Jul 1938 Navigation duties
Fg Off D P Bamber  5 Jul 1938  
Fg Off E D Chantler  8 Jan 1939 Navigation duties
Fg Off J W Fordham 19 Mar 1938 Navigation duties
Plt Off D C Mauger  9 Feb 1939 Navigation duties
Plt Off A F Binks 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off L R Cohen 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off J W Boreham  9 Jun 1938  
Plt Off R F Finch  5 Jul 1938  
Plt Off T H V Pheloung  5 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J R Neill 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off R K F Bell-Irving 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off J A H Cooper 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off A C Glenday 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off R A Craigie 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off A L McDowell 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off R W McCarthy 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off N McClelland 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off H B Bell-Sayer 20 Mar 1939  
APO T E Brammell 18 Jul 1938  
APO W G Thompson 18 Jul 1938  
APO J C R Brown 18 Jul 1938  
APO F C Willis 18 Jul 1938  
APO R F Hatton 18 Jul 1938  
Fg Off (Ret) B S Brice   Adjutant, AFC
Lt Cdr (Ret) S R Sunnocks   Instructor, RN
Cdr (Ret) W A Willock   RN
Flt Lt F J Watts   Sqn Adjutant, RAFO
Flt Lt G Austin   Assistant Adjutant, late RAF
Commissioned Engineer Officer
Fg Off S Mather 10 Oct 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO J H J Williams 30 Dec 1938  
WO R E Hammond  5 Jul 1938  
UNDER INSTRUCTION
Flt Lt C Charlton-Jones 14 Nov 1938  
Flt Lt

Brian J R Roberts

14 Nov 1938 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt C N Fleming 14 Nov 1938  
Flt Lt J H Lowe 14 Nov 1938  
Flt Lt E E Vielle 14 Nov 1938  
Flt Lt K E Cornab 31 Jan 1939  
Flt Lt W A Hughes 30 Jan 1939  
Flt Lt R E Baxter 30 Jan 1939  
Flt Lt F R Miller 30 Jan 1939 RCAF
Fg Off E L F Fawcett  5 Jul 1938  
Fg Off A J F Churchill 14 Nov 1938  
Fg Off J W H Bray 30 Jan 1939  
Fg Off E Banthorpe 30 Jan 1939  
Fg Off R H Warcup 30 Jan 1939  
Fg Off D W Kingwell 31 Jan 1939 RAAF
Plt Off K G Davis 29 Aug 1938  
Plt Off J L Ellis 14 Nov 1938  
Plt Off P A L Farrell 30 Jan 1939  
Plt Off P B Sentance 30 Jan 1939  
Plt Off A E Brian 30 Jan 1939  
Plt Off M A Snowball 30 Jan 1939  
Plt Off H I Emden 30 Jan 1939  
Plt Off G L Crosby  2 Jan 1939  
Plt Off B Deaves  2 Jan 1939  
Plt Off W C Hoey  2 Jan 1939  
Plt Off J F Painter  2 Jan 1939  
Plt Off P Harris  2 Jan 1939  
Plt Off N G Macfarlane  2 Jan 1939  
Plt Off K Jones  2 Jan 1939  
APO A B S Holdsworth  3 Oct 1938  
APO D R Bagnall 30 Jan 1939  
APO J R Canham 30 Jan 1939  
APO T F C Churcher 30 Jan 1939  
APO J E A Friend 30 Jan 1939  
APO P G Sooby 30 Jan 1939  
APO W J Thompson 30 Jan 1939  
APO P W M West 30 Jan 1939  
APO J P Gilliard 30 Jan 1939  
APO D A C Keating 30 Jan 1939  
APO R H Moore 30 Jan 1939  
APO M K Sewell 30 Jan 1939  
APO R D Shepherd 30 Jan 1939  
APO H Thompson 30 Jan 1939  
APO James Wallace 30 Jan 1939 later A/Cdre
APO F A Walton 30 Jan 1939  
APO P A S Baker 30 Jan 1939  
APO D A R Elliott 30 Jan 1939  
APO J A Ferguson 30 Jan 1939  
APO R Garside 30 Jan 1939  
APO G H Jackson 30 Jan 1939  
APO M T E Jenkins 30 Jan 1939  
APO E P Phillips 30 Jan 1939  
APO J O'B Power 30 Jan 1939  
APO K N A Ellis 30 Jan 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

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