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No 5 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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Reformed at Quetta on 1 April 1920 by redesignating No 48 Squadron.

July 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Quetta, India Indian Group

Bristol F2B of No 5 Squadron (Post WW1)

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Paul C Maltby A 27 Nov 1919 Officer Commanding, DSO, AFC later AVM
Flt Lt Beauchamp St J Boultbee A 12 Jan 1920 Flight Commander, MC
Flt Lt Douglas H M Carbery A 12 Mar 1920 Flight Commander, MC, DFC
Flt Lt Harley A Tweedie A & S  5 Sep 1919 Flight Commander, AFC
Flt Lt John F Lawson A 12 Jan 1920 Flight Commander, AFC
Fg Off Peter Warburton A 15 Sep 1919 MBE
Fg Off Maurice H Butler A xx xxx 1920 DFC
Fg Off Giles N Blennerhassett A 12 Jan 1920 MC
Fg Off Cuthbert J S Dearlove A 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off William K Mercer A 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Raymond de L Stedman A 15 Jun 1919  
Fg Off Anthony C B Harrison Ad 15 Dec 1919 MC
Fg Off Walter J Seward A 15 Jun 1919 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Jack Cottle A 15 Jun 1919 MC
Obs Off George S L Hayward O 28 Jan 1920 MC
Fg Off Frederick Keith A 28 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Walter E Lunnon A  3 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Owen J F Jones-Lloyd A 28 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Kercher A Lister-Kaye A  5 May 1920  
Fg Off Wallis Halford A 28 Jan 1920 DFC
Fg Off Frederick R Hockney A  1 Jan 1920  
Fg Off William J Sivewright A  7 Dec 1919  
Fg Off William V N Grant A  7 Nov 1918  
Fg Off Francis J Phillips A  4 Oct 1918  
Fg Off Walter E Humphreys T 15 Dec 1919 MBE
Obs Off Raymond A Brunton O 11 Aug 1918 MC
Fg Off James P Cafferkey A  6 Nov 1918  
Fg Off Claude V A Bucknall A 22 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Harry A Dinnage T xx xxx 1920  
Fg Off Humphrey G Sullivan A 24   Mar 1920  
Obs Off Bernard J Paget O 28 Jan 1920  
Fg Off W E Purdin A & S 10 Apr 1919  
Obs Off Lionel W Beck O 27 Oct 1918  
Fg Off Barnabas H C Russell A 29 Mar 1919 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Lawrence Whitfield A  6 May 1919  
Plt Off Harry W B Hansford A xx xxx 1920  

Source - July 1920 Air Force List

August 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Quetta, India Indian Group

Bristol F2B of No 5 Squadron (Post WW1)

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Paul C Maltby A 27 Nov 1919 Officer Commanding, DSO, AFC later AVM
Flt Lt Beauchamp St J Boultbee A 12 Jan 1920 Flight Commander, MC
Flt Lt Douglas H M Carbery A 12 Mar 1920 Flight Commander, MC, DFC
Flt Lt Harley A Tweedie A & S  5 Sep 1919 Flight Commander, AFC
Flt Lt John F Lawson A 12 Jan 1920 Flight Commander, AFC
Fg Off Peter Warburton A 15 Sep 1919 MBE
Fg Off Maurice H Butler A xx xxx 1920 DFC
Fg Off Giles N Blennerhassett A 12 Jan 1920 MC
Fg Off Cuthbert J S Dearlove A 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off William K Mercer A 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Leslie N Hollinghurst A 15 Jun 1920 DFC; later ACM
Fg Off Raymond de L Stedman A 15 Jun 1919  
Fg Off Anthony C B Harrison Ad 15 Dec 1919 MC
Fg Off Walter J Seward A 15 Jun 1919 later A/Cdre
Obs Off George S L Hayward O 28 Jan 1920 MC
Fg Off Frederick Keith A 28 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Owen J F Jones-Lloyd A 28 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Kercher A Lister-Kaye A  5 May 1920  
Fg Off Wallis Halford A 28 Jan 1920 DFC
Fg Off Frederick R Hockney A  1 Jan 1920  
Fg Off William V N Grant A  7 Nov 1918  
Fg Off Francis J Phillips A  4 Oct 1918  
Fg Off Walter E Humphreys T 15 Dec 1919 MBE
Obs Off Raymond A Brunton O 11 Aug 1918 MC
Fg Off James P Cafferkey A  6 Nov 1918  
Fg Off Claude V A Bucknall A 22 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Humphrey G Sullivan A 24   Mar 1920  
Obs Off Bernard J Paget O 28 Jan 1920  
Obs Off Lionel W Beck O 27 Oct 1918  
Fg Off Barnabas H C Russell A 29 Mar 1919 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Lawrence Whitfield A  6 May 1919  
Plt Off Harry W B Hansford A xx xxx 1920  

Source - August 1920 Air Force List

April 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Quetta, India Indian Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Paul C Maltby A 27 Nov 1919 Officer Commanding, DSO, AFC later AVM
Flt Lt William H L O'Neill SO  9 Sep 1920 MC
Flt Lt Claude R Cox A  1 Oct 1920 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Wilfred H Dunn A 11 Oct 1920 DSC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Alfred G Bond A & S 11 Dec 1920  
Fg Off William E Somervell A 11 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Maurice H Butler A  1 Feb 1920 DFC
Fg Off Cuthbert J S Dearlove A 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off William K Mercer A 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Leslie N Hollinghurst A 15 Jun 1920 DFC; later ACM
Fg Off Anthony C B Harrison Ad 15 Dec 1919 MC
Fg Off Walter J Seward A 15 Jun 1919 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Jack Cottle A 15 Jun 1919 MC
Obs Off George S L Hayward O 28 Jan 1920 MC
Fg Off Walter E Lunnon A  3 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Owen J F Jones-Lloyd A 28 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Kenelm A Lister-Kaye A  5 May 1920  
Fg Off Wallis Halford A 28 Jan 1920 DFC
Fg Off Francis J Phillips A  4 Oct 1918  
Fg Off John H Woodpitt Ad 23 Aug 1920  
Fg Off James T O'Brien-Saint A  8 Apr 1920  
Fg Off John C Dunbar A 10 Nov 1920  
Fg Off John A B Carr-Halley A & S 11 Feb 1921  
Stores Officers
Flt Lt William R Fairbairn    6 Aug 1920  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt William F Wilson 28 Jul 1920 MC, MB

Source - April 1921 Air Force List

July 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Quetta, India Indian Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Paul C Maltby A 27 Nov 1919 Officer Commanding, DSO, AFC later AVM
Flt Lt William H L O'Neill SO  9 Sep 1920 MC
Flt Lt Claude R Cox A  1 Oct 1920 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Wilfred H Dunn A 11 Oct 1920 DSC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Alfred G Bond A & S 11 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Phillip H Cummings A  1 Feb 1921  
Fg Off William E Somervell A 11 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Maurice H Butler A  1 Feb 1920 DFC
Fg Off Leslie N Hollinghurst A 15 Jun 1920 DFC; later ACM
Fg Off Cuthbert J S Dearlove A 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off William K Mercer A 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Anthony C B Harrison Ad 15 Dec 1919 MC
Fg Off Jack Cottle A 15 Jun 1919 MC
Obs Off George S L Hayward O 28 Jan 1920 MC
Fg Off Wilfred T Lewis A 22 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Walter E Lunnon A  3 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Owen J F Jones-Lloyd A 28 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Kenelm A Lister-Kaye A  5 May 1920  
Fg Off Wallis Halford A 28 Jan 1920 DFC
Fg Off Francis J Phillips A  4 Oct 1918  
Fg Off John H Woodpitt Ad 23 Aug 1920  
Fg Off James T O'Brien-Saint A  8 Apr 1920  
Fg Off John C Dunbar A 10 Nov 1920  
Stores Officers
Flt Lt William R Fairbairn    6 Aug 1920  
Fg Off Edgar J Leech   11 Feb 1921  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt William F Wilson 28 Jul 1920 MC, MB

Source - July 1921 Air Force List

Branches: A = Aeroplane, A & S = Aeroplane and Seaplane, Ad = Administrative, Med = Medical O = Observer, T = Technical

July 1922

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Quetta, India No 1 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Paul C Maltby 27 Nov 1919 Officer Commanding, DSO, AFC later AVM
Flt Lt Wilfred H Dunn 11 Oct 1920 DSC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Alfred G Bond 11 Dec 1920  
Flt Lt William E Somervell 11 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Alfred M West 27 Sep 1921  
Fg Off Cuthbert J S Dearlove 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off William K Mercer 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Anthony C B Harrison 15 Dec 1919 MC
Fg Off Wilfred T Lewis 22 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Kenelm A Lister-Kaye  5 May 1920  
Fg Off Wallis Halford 28 Jan 1920 DFC
Fg Off Edmund A W Kent 19 Jan 1922  
Fg Off John Bradbury 24 Nov 1921  
Fg Off Charles Dollery  9 Mar 1922  
Fg Off James T O'Brien-Saint  8 Apr 1920  
Fg Off John C Dunbar 10 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Gilbert V Wheatley 22 Sep 1921  
Fg Off James A Stedman  3 Dec 1921  
Plt Off Robert E Baugh 19 Jan 1922  
Plt Off Roland A R Mangles  7 Mar 1922  
Plt Off Cecil M O O Springfield  7 Mar 1922  
Stores Officers
Fg Off Edgar J Leech 11 Feb 1921  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt William G L Wambeek 16 May 1921

Source - July 1922 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
26 Oct 1922 Ambala

May 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ambala, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Paul C Maltby 27 Nov 1919 Officer Commanding, DSO, AFC later AVM
Flt Lt Wilfred H Dunn 11 Oct 1920 DSC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Alfred G Bond 11 Dec 1920  
Flt Lt William E Somervell 11 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Alfred M West 27 Sep 1921  
Fg Off Anthony C B Harrison 15 Dec 1919 MC
Fg Off Edmund A W Kent 19 Jan 1922  
Fg Off Thomas H R Riggs 13 Dec 1922 DCM, MM
Fg Off John Bradbury 24 Nov 1921  
Fg Off Charles Dollery  9 Mar 1922  
Fg Off

Barnabas H C Russell

10 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Stanley J Mason 15 Feb 1923  
Fg Off James T O'Brien-Saint  8 Apr 1920  
Fg Off John C Dunbar 10 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Gilbert V Wheatley 22 Sep 1921  
Fg Off Paul N Melitus 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off James A Stedman  3 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Robert E Baugh 19 Jan 1922  
Fg Off John V Roberts 23 Feb 1923  
Plt Off Robert G R Godby 23 Feb 1923  
Plt Off Roland A R Mangles  7 Mar 1922
Stores Branch
Fg Off Edgar J Leech 11 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Frederick W Todd 12 Mar 1923  

Source - May 1923 Air Force List

July 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ambala, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Paul C Maltby 27 Nov 1919 Officer Commanding, DSO, AFC later AVM
Flt Lt Wilfred H Dunn 11 Oct 1920 DSC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Alfred G Bond 11 Dec 1920  
Flt Lt William E Somervell 11 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Alfred M West 27 Sep 1921  
Fg Off Anthony C B Harrison 15 Dec 1919 MC
Fg Off Edmund A W Kent 19 Jan 1922  
Fg Off Thomas H R Riggs 13 Dec 1922 DCM, MM
Fg Off John Bradbury 24 Nov 1921  
Fg Off Charles Dollery  9 Mar 1922  
Fg Off

Barnabas H C Russell

10 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Stanley J Mason 15 Feb 1923  
Fg Off James T O'Brien-Saint  8 Apr 1920  
Fg Off John C Dunbar 10 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Gilbert V Wheatley 22 Sep 1921  
Fg Off Paul N Melitus 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off James A Stedman  3 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Robert E Baugh 19 Jan 1922  
Fg Off John V Roberts 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Robert G R Godby 23 Feb 1923  
Plt Off Roland A R Mangles  7 Mar 1922
Stores Branch
Fg Off Edgar J Leech 11 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Frederick W Todd 12 Mar 1923  

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

January 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ambala, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Paul C Maltby 27 Nov 1919 Officer Commanding, DSO, AFC later AVM
Sqn Ldr

Arthur J Capel

23 Nov 1923 Officer Commanding (designate), DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Wilfred H Dunn 11 Oct 1920 DSC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Alfred G Bond 11 Dec 1920  
Flt Lt William E Somervell 11 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Eric H Richardson 15 Oct 1923  
Fg Off Thomas H R Riggs 13 Dec 1922 DCM, MM
Fg Off Charles Dollery  9 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Stephen McKeever 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off

Barnabas H C Russell

10 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Stanley J Mason 15 Feb 1923  
Fg Off John C Dunbar 10 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Gilbert V Wheatley 22 Sep 1921  
Fg Off Paul N Melitus 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off James A Stedman  3 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Cyril C Musselwhite 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off John V Roberts 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Roger P Mollard 21 Jun 1923  
Fg Off Robert G R Godby 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Roland A R Mangles  7 Mar 1922  
Plt Off Charles H Ratcliffe 14 Sep 1923
Plt Off North Carter 14 Sep 1923 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off Frederick W Todd 12 Mar 1923  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Wilfred E Hodgins  1 Aug 1923  

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
10 Mar 1924 Dardoni

May 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Dardoni, India RAF India/No 1 India Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur J Capel

23 Nov 1923 Officer Commanding, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Wilfred H Dunn 11 Oct 1920 DSC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Alfred G Bond 11 Dec 1920  
Flt Lt William E Somervell 11 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Thomas H R Riggs 13 Dec 1922 DCM, MM
Fg Off Henry J Brown 21 Jan 1924  
Fg Off Charles Dollery  9 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Stephen McKeever 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off

Barnabas H C Russell

10 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Gilbert V Wheatley 22 Sep 1921  
Fg Off Paul N Melitus 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Cyril C Musselwhite 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off John V Roberts 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Roger P Mollard 21 Jun 1923  
Fg Off Robert G R Godby 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Roland A R Mangles  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Maxwell C W C Flint 29 Dec 1923 MC
Fg Off Leonard G Pinnell 29 Dec 1923  
Fg Off Denis G Pinnell 18 Jan 1924  
Plt Off Charles H Ratcliffe 14 Sep 1923
Plt Off Bryan H Carter 29 Dec 1923
Plt Off North Carter 14 Sep 1923 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off Frederick W Todd 12 Mar 1923  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt James D Leahy 13 Mar 1924 MC, MB, BA

Source - May 1924 Air Force List

January 1925

Source - January 1925 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
22 Jan 1925 Kohat

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

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Kohat, India RAF India/No 1 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur J Capel

23 Nov 1923 Officer Commanding, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt James A G Haslam 27 Nov 1924 MC, DFC
Flt Lt

Alfred C Sanderson

27 Nov 1924 DFC; later AM
Flt Lt John A Hollis 26 Jan 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Arthur R Prendergast 30 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Thomas H R Riggs 13 Dec 1922 DCM, MM
Fg Off Reginald Jones 15 Oct 1924  
Fg Off Charles Dollery  9 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Gilbert V Wheatley 22 Sep 1921  
Fg Off Cyril C Musselwhite 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Edward L W H Alms 27 Nov 1924 He was killed in an accident - 1 Mar 1926
Fg Off Sandys P George 12 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Roland A R Mangles  7 Mar 1922
Fg Off Leonard G Pinnell 29 Dec 1923  
Fg Off Dennis G Pinnell 11 Apr 1924  
Fg Off North Carter 14 Sep 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Frank Boston 12 Sep 1924  
Plt Off John B Towsend 20 Dec 1924  
Plt Off Athol E Paish 20 Dec 1924  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Francis A R Smith 15 Mar 1924  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Charles A Lindup  7 Apr 1924  

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
15 Oct 1925 Risalpur

March 1926

 

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Risalpur, India RAF India/No 1 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur J Capel

23 Nov 1923 Officer Commanding, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt James A G Haslam 27 Nov 1924 MC, DFC
Flt Lt

Alfred C Sanderson

27 Nov 1924 DFC; later AM
Flt Lt John A Hollis 26 Jan 1925  
Flt Lt Christopher N H Bilney 18 Dec 1925 later AVM
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Arthur R Prendergast 30 Dec 1924  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Edmund L O Baddeley 26 May 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Russell W M Hall 15 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Reginald Jones 15 Oct 1924  
Fg Off Barnabas H C Russell 18 Nov 1925 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Cyril C Musselwhite 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Edward L W H Alms 27 Nov 1924 He was killed in an accident - 1 Mar 1926
Fg Off Sandys P George 12 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Launcelot R Cutforth  1 Jun 1925  
Fg Off Leonard G Pinnell 29 Dec 1923  
Fg Off Dennis G Pinnell 11 Apr 1924  
Fg Off North Carter 14 Sep 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Randolph A King 28 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Clement C Harris  9 Sep 1925 Lt, RA killed in a flying accident - 6 Jul 1926
Fg Off Frank Boston 12 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Arthur H D Livock 15 Oct 1925
Fg Off Athol E Paish 20 Dec 1924  
Fg Off George D Green  2 Oct 1925  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Francis A R Smith 15 Mar 1924  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Charles A Lindup  7 Apr 1924  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Risalpur, India RAF India/No 1 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur J Capel

23 Nov 1923 Officer Commanding, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt James A G Haslam 27 Nov 1924 MC, DFC
Flt Lt

Alfred C Sanderson

27 Nov 1924 DFC; later AM
Flt Lt John A Hollis 26 Jan 1925  
Flt Lt Christopher N H Bilney 18 Dec 1925 later AVM
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Arthur R Prendergast 30 Dec 1924  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Edmund L O Baddeley 26 May 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Russell W M Hall 15 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Reginald Jones 15 Oct 1924  
Fg Off Barnabas H C Russell 18 Nov 1925 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Sandys P George 12 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Launcelot R Cutforth  1 Jun 1925  
Fg Off North Carter 14 Sep 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Randolph A King 28 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Clement C Harris  9 Sep 1925 Lt, RA killed in a flying accident - 6 Jul 1926
Fg Off Frank Boston 12 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Athol E Paish 20 Dec 1924  
Fg Off George D Green  2 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Dennis Robinson 10 Mar 1926
Plt Off Leonard T Pankhurst  1 Apr 1926 later AVM
Stores Branch
Fg Off Francis A R Smith 15 Mar 1924  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Charles A Lindup  7 Apr 1924  

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Risalpur, India RAF India/No 1 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur J Capel

23 Nov 1923 Officer Commanding, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt James A G Haslam 27 Nov 1924 MC, DFC
Flt Lt

Alfred C Sanderson

27 Nov 1924 DFC; later AM
Flt Lt Christopher N H Bilney 18 Dec 1925 Armament Duties; later AVM
Flt Lt Frederick F Garraway  1 Oct 1926  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Arthur R Prendergast 30 Dec 1924  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Russell W M Hall 15 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Reginald Jones 15 Oct 1924 Signals Duties
Fg Off Barnabas H C Russell 18 Nov 1925 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Francis C Marsh 20 Feb 1926  
Fg Off Sandys P George 12 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Launcelot R Cutforth  1 Jun 1925  
Fg Off North Carter 14 Sep 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Randolph A King 28 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Frank Boston 12 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Athol E Paish 20 Dec 1924  
Fg Off William H Burbury  7 Jul 1925  
Fg Off George D Green  2 Oct 1925 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Dennis Robinson 10 Mar 1926
Plt Off James C McE Gibb  1 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Leonard T Pankhurst  1 Apr 1926 later AVM
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Charles A Lindup  7 Apr 1924  

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Risalpur, India RAF India/No 2 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur J Capel

23 Nov 1923 Officer Commanding, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Alfred C Sanderson

27 Nov 1924 DFC; later AM
Flt Lt Christopher N H Bilney 18 Dec 1925 later AVM
Flt Lt Frederick F Garraway  1 Oct 1926  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Arthur R Prendergast 30 Dec 1924  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Ian E Brodie  7 Dec 1926 Armament; later A/Cdre
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Russell W M Hall 15 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Francis C Marsh 20 Feb 1926  
Fg Off Sandys P George 12 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Launcelot R Cutforth  1 Jun 1925  
Fg Off North Carter 14 Sep 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Frank Boston 12 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Athol E Paish 20 Dec 1924  
Fg Off William H Burbury  7 Jul 1925  
Fg Off George D Green  2 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Nigel K Howard  7 Apr 1927  
Fg Off Gerald B Collet  7 Apr 1927  
Fg Off Leonard T Pankhurst  1 Apr 1926 later AVM
Fg Off George P Chamberlain 14 Apr 1927 later AVM
Plt Off Athal P de Woulf de Wytt 14 Apr 1927  
Plt Off Charles D G Welch 20 May 1927  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Ernest R Wood 27 Oct 1926  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Edmond J Mockler  7 Jan 1927 MB

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Risalpur, India RAF India/No 2 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur J Capel

23 Nov 1923 Officer Commanding, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Alfred C Sanderson

27 Nov 1924 DFC; later AM
Flt Lt Christopher N H Bilney 18 Dec 1925 later AVM
Flt Lt

Barnabas H C Russell

30 Aug 1927 later A/Cdre
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Russell W M Hall 15 Oct 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Ian A Bertram 23 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Sandys P George 12 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Oswald B Swain 20 Sep 1927 Armament duties
Fg Off William H Burbury  7 Jul 1925  
Fg Off John H Powle 12 Oct 1927  
Fg Off James Warburton  6 Dec 1927 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Nigel K Howard  7 Apr 1927  
Fg Off Richard D Adams  1 Oct 1927  
Fg Off Leonard T Pankhurst  1 Apr 1926 later AVM
Fg Off George P Chamberlain 14 Apr 1927 Signals duties; later AVM
Fg Off Charles D G Welch 20 May 1927  
Fg Off Clement P Ashton-Jinks 31 Jan 1928 Photographic duties
Fg Off Walter J Pickard 28 Feb 1928 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Isaac J Fitch  6 Dec 1927 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Donald J R Hylton 21 Jul 1927  
Plt Off John C A Johnson 23 Feb 1928 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off Edward A Slater  7 Jan 1928  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Alexander Dickson 30 Oct 1927 MB
Flt Lt Edmond J Mockler  7 Jan 1927 MB

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Risalpur, India RAF India/No 2 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur J Capel

23 Nov 1923 Officer Commanding, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Alfred C Sanderson

27 Nov 1924 DFC; later AM
Flt Lt Christopher N H Bilney 18 Dec 1925 later AVM
Flt Lt

Barnabas H C Russell

30 Aug 1927 later A/Cdre
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Russell W M Hall 15 Oct 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Ian A Bertram 23 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Sandys P George 12 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Oswald B Swain 20 Sep 1927 Armament duties
Fg Off William H Burbury  7 Jul 1925  
Fg Off John H Powle 12 Oct 1927  
Fg Off James Warburton  6 Dec 1927 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Nigel K Howard  7 Apr 1927  
Fg Off Richard D Adams  1 Oct 1927  
Fg Off George P Chamberlain 14 Apr 1927 Signals duties; later AVM
Fg Off Charles D G Welch 20 May 1927  
Fg Off Clement P Ashton-Jinks 31 Jan 1928 Photographic duties
Fg Off Walter J Pickard 28 Feb 1928 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Isaac J Fitch  6 Dec 1927 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Edward F Wain 23 Jun 1928  
Plt Off Donald J R Hylton 21 Jul 1927  
Plt Off John C A Johnson 23 Feb 1928 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off Edward A Slater  7 Jan 1928  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Alexander Dickson 30 Oct 1927 MB

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
15 Dec 1928 Quetta

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Quetta, India RAF India/No 3 (Indian) Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Oliver C Bryson

20 Oct 1928 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC, AM
Flt Lt John R I Scramber 20 Mar 1929  
Flt Lt Christopher N H Bilney 18 Dec 1925 later AVM
Flt Lt

Barnabas H C Russell

30 Aug 1927 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Oswald B Swain 20 Sep 1927 Armament duties
Fg Off Henry L Drake 16 Oct 1928  
Fg Off John H Powle 12 Oct 1927  
Fg Off James Warburton  6 Dec 1927 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Richard D Adams  1 Oct 1927  
Fg Off George P Chamberlain 14 Apr 1927 Signals duties; later AVM
Fg Off Charles D G Welch 20 May 1927  
Fg Off Clement P Ashton-Jinks 31 Jan 1928 Photographic duties
Fg Off Walter J Pickard 28 Feb 1928 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Isaac J Fitch  6 Dec 1927 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Edward F Wain 23 Jun 1928  
Fg Off Donald J R Hylton 21 Jul 1927  
Fg Off

John C A Johnson

23 Feb 1928 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Hubert W Duffey  4 Jan 1929  
Fg Off Wilfred P J Thomson  4 Jan 1929  
Plt Off Miles R Kelly  4 Jan 1929  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Edward A Slater  7 Jan 1928  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt James Hutchieson 20 Oct 1928 MB

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Quetta, India RAF India/No 3 (Indian) Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Oliver C Bryson

20 Oct 1928 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC, AM
Flt Lt John R I Scramber 20 Mar 1929  
Flt Lt Christopher N H Bilney 18 Dec 1925 later AVM
Flt Lt

Barnabas H C Russell

30 Aug 1927 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Oswald B Swain 20 Sep 1927 Armament duties
Flt Lt James Warburton  6 Dec 1927 later A/Cdre
Fg Off George W Gay  8 Oct 1929 Signals duties
Fg Off George P Chamberlain 14 Apr 1927 Signals duties; later AVM
Fg Off Charles D G Welch 20 May 1927  
Fg Off Edward F Wain 23 Jun 1928  
Fg Off

John C A Johnson

23 Feb 1928 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Hubert W Duffey  4 Jan 1929  
Fg Off Wilfred P J Thomson  4 Jan 1929  
Fg Off Roy J O Bartlett 25 May 1929  
Fg Off Miles R Kelly  4 Jan 1929  
Fg Off John H Brown 21 Jan 1930  
Fg Off Richard C W Ellison 21 Jan 1930  
Fg Off Maurice G Parker 21 Jan 1930  
Plt Off David W Bayne 21 Jan 1930 later A/Cdre
Plt Off William R Beaman  8 Oct 1929  
Plt Off Frank W Stannard 21 Jan 1930  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Morton S Shapcott 12 Jan 1930 later A/Cdre
Medical Branch
Flt Lt James Hutchieson 20 Oct 1928 MB, BCh

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

August 1930

Source - August 1930 Air Force List

September 1930

Source - September 1930 Air Force List

October 1930

Source - October 1930 Air Force List

November 1930

Source - November 1930 Air Force List

December 1930

Source - December 1930 Air Force List

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti (from May 1931) Quetta, India RAF India/No 3 (Indian) Wing

Wapiti IIA

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Oliver C Bryson

20 Oct 1928 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC, AM
Flt Lt James Warburton  6 Dec 1927 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Patrick E Berryman 10 Dec 1930  
Flt Lt Edward G H Russell-Stracey 25 Mar 1931  
Fg Off George W Gay  8 Oct 1929 Signals duties
Fg Off James C Cunningham 28 Oct 1930  
Fg Off

John C A Johnson

23 Feb 1928 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Roy J O Bartlett 25 May 1929  
Fg Off Miles R Kelly  4 Jan 1929  
Fg Off John H Brown 21 Jan 1930  
Fg Off Richard C W Ellison 21 Jan 1930  
Fg Off

Harold A Fenton

 7 Aug 1930 later A/Cdre
Fg Off David W Bayne 21 Jan 1930 later A/Cdre
Fg Off William R Beaman  8 Oct 1929  
Fg Off Justin A Brown 14 Feb 1931 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Christopher H Glover 14 Feb 1931  
Fg Off Frank W Stannard 21 Jan 1930  
Plt Off Frederick F Wicks 16 Sep 1930  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Morton S Shapcott 12 Jan 1930 later A/Cdre
Medical Branch
Fg Off Edward Corner 15 May 1931 MRCS, LRCP

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Quetta, India RAF India/No 3 (Indian) Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr William K Mercer  5 Oct 1931 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

Alfred R Wardle

18 Feb 1932 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Edwin J Ffoulkes-Jones  7 Mar 1932  
Flt Lt Robert L Edward 16 Oct 1931  
Flt Lt George W Gay  8 Oct 1929 Signals duties
Fg Off James C Cunningham 28 Oct 1930  
Fg Off

John C A Johnson

23 Feb 1928 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Roy J O Bartlett 25 May 1929  
Fg Off John H Brown 21 Jan 1930  
Fg Off

Harold A Fenton

 7 Aug 1930 later A/Cdre
Fg Off David W Bayne 21 Jan 1930 later A/Cdre
Fg Off William R Beaman  8 Oct 1929  
Fg Off Justin A Brown 14 Feb 1931 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Christopher H Glover 14 Feb 1931  
Fg Off Frank W Stannard 21 Jan 1930  
Fg Off Frederick F Wicks 16 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Basil P Reynolds 23 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Reginald B Wardman 12 Feb 1932  
Fg Off William J Blighty 23 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Leonard A Bullard 23 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Reginald J W Barnett 12 Feb 1932  
Plt Off

Thomas N Coslett

16 Oct 1931 later AM
Stores Branch
Fg Off Morton S Shapcott 12 Jan 1930 later A/Cdre
Medical Branch
Fg Off Edward Corner 15 May 1931 MRCS, LRCP

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Quetta, India RAF India/No 3 (Indian) Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Aubrey B Ellwood

12 Dec 1932 Officer Commanding, DSC, later AM
Flt Lt Harry R McL Reid  7 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt Robert L Edward 16 Oct 1931  
Flt Lt

Raymond G Hart

 3 Apr 1933 MC; later AM
Flt Lt George W Gay  8 Oct 1929 Signals duties
Flt Lt James C Cunningham 28 Oct 1930  
Flt Lt John B Fyfe 19 Mar 1933  
Flt Lt Geoffrey A G Johnston 12 Sep 1932  
Fg Off Eric J K Megaw 30 Mar 1933  
Fg Off David W Bayne 21 Jan 1930 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Basil P Reynolds 23 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Reginald B Wardman 12 Feb 1932  
Fg Off William J Blighty 23 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Reginald J W Barnett 12 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Arthur H Garland 26 May 1932  
Fg Off

Thomas N Coslett

16 Oct 1931 later AM
Fg Off Hugh V Horner 11 Oct 1932  
Fg Off Philip A de G Tettenborn  7 Feb 1933 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off George A Bartlett 28 Feb 1933  
Plt Off Geoffrey H O Mills 18 Oct 1932  
Plt Off Stephen P Langston 18 Oct 1932  
Plt Off Raymond E de Pentheay O'Kelly  7 Feb 1933  
Plt Off Robert J Gosnell  7 Feb 1933  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Morton S Shapcott 12 Jan 1930 later A/Cdre
Medical Branch
Fg Off Edward Corner 15 May 1931 MRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Robert M Wildbore 17 Nov 1931  
WO II Arthur C Thorne 17 Nov 1932  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Quetta, India RAF India/No 3 (Indian) Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Aubrey B Ellwood

12 Dec 1932 Officer Commanding, DSC, later AM
Sqn Ldr

Cyril N Ellen

15 Nov 1933 Officer Commanding (Designate), DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Harry R McL Reid  7 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt Robert L Edward 16 Oct 1931  
Flt Lt George W Gay  8 Oct 1929 Signals duties
Flt Lt Richard C Hancock 18 Oct 1933  
Flt Lt Geoffrey A G Johnston 12 Sep 1932  
Fg Off Eric J K Megaw 30 Mar 1933  
Fg Off Herbert G J Purcell 21 Apr 1933  
Fg Off Basil P Reynolds 23 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Reginald B Wardman 12 Feb 1932  
Fg Off William J Blighty 23 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Reginald J W Barnett 12 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Arthur H Garland 26 May 1932  
Fg Off

Thomas N Coslett

16 Oct 1931 later AM
Fg Off Hugh V Horner 11 Oct 1932  
Fg Off Philip A de G Tettenborn  7 Feb 1933 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off George A Bartlett 28 Feb 1933  
Plt Off Geoffrey H O Mills 18 Oct 1932  
Plt Off Stephen P Langston 18 Oct 1932  
Plt Off Robert J Gosnell  7 Feb 1933  
Plt Off Colin M Stewart 24 Oct 1933 later AVM
Stores Branch
Fg Off Morton S Shapcott 12 Jan 1930 later A/Cdre
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Robert M Wildbore 17 Nov 1931  
WO II Arthur C Thorne 17 Nov 1932  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Quetta, India RAF India/No 3 (Indian) Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Cyril N Ellen

15 Nov 1933 Officer Commanding, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Harry R McL Reid  7 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt Cuthbert J Collingwood  9 Mar 1934 DFC
Flt Lt George W Gay  8 Oct 1929 Signals duties
Flt Lt Richard C Hancock 18 Oct 1933  
Flt Lt Frank D Biggs 15 Feb 1934  
Flt Lt John B Fyfe 19 Mar 1933  
Flt Lt Geoffrey A G Johnston 12 Sep 1932  
Fg Off Reginald B Wardman 12 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Reginald J W Barnett 12 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Basil P Reynolds 23 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Hugh V Horner 11 Oct 1932  
Fg Off Philip A de G Tettenborn  7 Feb 1933 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Edgar B Waddy  1 Apr 1934  
Fg Off George A Bartlett 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Geoffrey H O Mills 18 Oct 1932  
Fg Off Stephen P Langston 18 Oct 1932  
Fg Off George P Woodhouse 26 Feb 1934  
Fg Off Herbert J Kirkpatrick 15 Feb 1934 later AVM
Fg Off Robert J Gosnell  7 Feb 1933  
Plt Off Bernard H Becker 15 Feb 1934  
Plt Off Bernard A Chacksfield 15 Feb 1934 later AVM
Plt Off Robert G Watson 15 Feb 1934  
Plt Off Colin M Stewart 24 Oct 1933 later AVM
Stores Branch
Fg Off Arthur E Evans 15 Feb 1934 DFC
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Robert M Wildbore 17 Nov 1931  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
9 Jun 1935 Drigh Road (as cadre)

Whilst the unit was reduced to a cadre following the Quetta Earthquake, this does not appear to have been reflected in the following AFL edition: -

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Drigh Road, India RAF India/No 3 (Indian) Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Cyril N Ellen

15 Nov 1933 Officer Commanding, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

William A Opie

15 Mar 1935 later AVM
Flt Lt

Arthur F Hutton

27 Oct 1934 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Claude H Turner  5 Oct 1934  
Flt Lt Frank D Biggs 15 Feb 1934  
Flt Lt Thomas W Hodgson 23 Jan 1935 Signals duties
Fg Off Philip A de G Tettenborn  7 Feb 1933 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Edgar B Waddy  1 Apr 1934  
Fg Off George A Bartlett 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off George P Woodhouse 26 Feb 1934  
Fg Off Herbert J Kirkpatrick 15 Feb 1934 later AVM
Fg Off Colin M Stewart 24 Oct 1933 later AVM
Fg Off Bernard H Becker 15 Feb 1934  
Fg Off Bernard A Chacksfield 15 Feb 1934 later AVM
Fg Off Robert G Watson 15 Feb 1934
Fg Off Charles E S Lockett 24 Mar 1935 later A/Cdre
Plt Off John E Kirk 14 Mar 1935  
Plt Off Howard V Alloway 14 Mar 1935  
Plt Off Desmond G H Spencer 14 Mar 1935  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Charles H E Lyster 27 Oct 1934  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt James S Carshaw 23 Nov 1934 MB, ChB
Warrant Officers
WO Robert M Wildbore 17 Nov 1931  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Ernest E Holmes  2 May 1935  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
1 Aug 1935 Risalpur
15 Oct 1935 Chaklala

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Chaklala, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Harry R McL Reid 25 Feb 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Arthur F Hutton

27 Oct 1934 DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Geoffrey W Tuttle

25 Oct 1935 later AM
Flt Lt

Richard K Hamblin

20 Jul 1935 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Claude H Turner  5 Oct 1934  
Flt Lt A H Garland 19 Feb 1936  
Flt Lt R F Smith 24 Feb 1936  
Flt Lt Philip A de G Tettenborn  7 Feb 1933 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt Charles E S Lockett 24 Mar 1935 later A/Cdre
Fg Off George P Woodhouse 26 Feb 1934  
Fg Off Bernard H Becker 15 Feb 1934  
Fg Off Bernard A Chacksfield 15 Feb 1934 later AVM
Fg Off Robert G Watson 15 Feb 1934
Fg Off John E Kirk 14 Mar 1935  
Fg Off Howard V Alloway 14 Mar 1935  
Fg Off Desmond G H Spencer 14 Mar 1935  
Fg Off G E Jackson 14 Mar 1936  
Fg Off Arthur M A Birch 17 Oct 1935  
Plt Off K N Lees 28 Jan 1936  
Plt Off Tristram B de la P Beresford 28 Jan 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off W E Surplice 28 Jan 1936  
Plt Off F A Holmes 28 Jan 1936  
Plt Off D C Smith 28 Jan 1936  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off Charles H E Lyster 27 Oct 1934  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Herber F Harvey  9 Oct 1935 MB, BS
Warrant Officers
WO G H Sawyer 25 Apr 1936  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II J Burns 17 Apr 1936  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

August 1936

Source - August 1936 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
6 Mar 1937 Miranshah
20 Apr 1937 Risalpur

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Risalpur, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Leslie W Cannon

22 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding, later AVM
Flt Lt

Richard K Hamblin

20 Jul 1935 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt F A J Pollock-Gore 15 Sep 1936  
Flt Lt W D Anderson 18 Oct 1936 DFC
Flt Lt P de G H Seymour 24 Oct 1936  
Fg Off John E Kirk 14 Mar 1935  
Fg Off Howard V Alloway 14 Mar 1935  
Fg Off G E Jackson 14 Mar 1936  
Fg Off Arthur M A Birch 17 Oct 1935  
Fg Off Tristram B de la P Beresford 28 Jan 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off W E Surplice 28 Jan 1936  
Fg Off D C Smith 28 Jan 1936  
Fg Off F A Holmes 28 Jan 1936  
Plt Off William I C Inness 15 Dec 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off O Godfrey 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off G C N Close 15 Dec 1936
Plt Off J F H Weston 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off A S B Blomfield 25 May 1937  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off Charles H E Lyster 27 Oct 1934  
Medical Branch
Fg Off R C O'Grady 11 Feb 1937 MB, BCh
Warrant Officers
WO G H Sawyer 25 Apr 1936  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
8 Nov 1937 Chaklala
22 Apr 1938 Risalpur

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Risalpur, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Harold J G E Proud

 9 Dec 1937 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt W T H Nichols  1 Oct 1937 Signals duties
Flt Lt G E Jackson 14 Mar 1936  
Act Flt Lt W E Surplice 28 Jan 1936  
Fg Off F A Holmes 28 Jan 1936 DFC
Fg Off D C Smith 28 Jan 1936  
Fg Off William I C Inness 15 Dec 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off O Godfrey 15 Dec 1936  
Fg Off W O L Smith 11 Feb 1937  
Fg Off J F H Weston 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off B Barthold  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A S B Blomfield 25 May 1937  
Plt Off P N Jennings  1 Jan 1938  
Plt Off P J Emerton  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off R Baron  5 Oct 1937  
Plt Off C D Lavers  5 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J G O Box  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off D I Fairburn  8 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J A L Fowler  8 Mar 1937  
Plt Off D E W Adamson  8 Mar 1937
Equipment Branch
Act Flt Lt P G Bullen  6 Dec 1937  
Medical Branch
Fg Off R C O'Grady 11 Feb 1937 MB, BCh
Education Officer
Mr E A Stockwell 15 Apr 1937 Grade III, BA
Warrant Officers
WO C H Thorogood 29 Mar 1938  
WO B W Killington 12 Mar 1937  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Risalpur, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Harold J G E Proud

 9 Dec 1937 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr W T H Nichols  1 Oct 1937 Signals duties
Act Flt Lt F A Holmes 28 Jan 1936 DFC
Act Flt Lt D C Smith 28 Jan 1936  
Fg Off William I C Inness 15 Dec 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off W O L Smith 11 Feb 1937  
Fg Off J F H Weston 15 Dec 1936  
Fg Off B Barthold  8 Jan 1938  
Fg Off A S B Blomfield 25 May 1937  
Fg Off P N Jennings  1 Jan 1938  
Fg Off P J Emerton  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off R Baron  5 Oct 1937  
Plt Off C D Lavers  5 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J G O Box  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off D I Fairburn  8 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J A L Fowler  8 Mar 1937  
Plt Off D E W Adamson  8 Mar 1937
Plt Off W D Adams 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off N H Elliott 25 Oct 1938  
Equipment Branch
Act Flt Lt P G Bullen  6 Dec 1937  
Fg Off J P Cody 11 Nov 1938  
Medical Branch
Fg Off P J MacNamara 25 Oct 1938 LRCP & S
Education Officer
Mr E A Stockwell 15 Apr 1937 Grade III, BA
Warrant Officers
WO C H Thorogood 29 Mar 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Risalpur, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr W T H Nichols  1 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding, Signals duties
Act Flt Lt F A Holmes 28 Jan 1936 DFC
Act Flt Lt D C Smith 28 Jan 1936  
Fg Off J F H Weston 15 Dec 1936  
Fg Off B Barthold  8 Jan 1938  
Fg Off A S B Blomfield 25 May 1937  
Fg Off P N Jennings  1 Jan 1938  
Fg Off P J Emerton  8 Jan 1938  
Fg Off C D Lavers  5 Oct 1937  
Fg Off J G O Box  8 Jan 1938  
Fg Off D I Fairburn  8 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R Baron  5 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J A L Fowler  8 Mar 1937  
Plt Off W D Adams 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off N H Elliott 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off G J H Chrystall 23 Dec 1938
Plt Off E F Cawdrey 30 Dec 1938
Plt Off A Garfoot 30 Dec 1938
Plt Off W D W Bird 10 Feb 1939
Plt Off J E T Halle 10 Feb 1939
Plt Off M Savage 10 Feb 1939
Plt Off M Stockdale 10 Feb 1939  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off J P Cody 11 Nov 1938  
Medical Branch
Fg Off P J MacNamara 25 Oct 1938 LRCP & S
Warrant Officers
WO C H Thorogood 29 Mar 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Risalpur, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr W T H Nichols  1 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding, Signals duties
Act Flt Lt F A Holmes 28 Jan 1936 DFC
Act Flt Lt D C Smith 28 Jan 1936  
Fg Off J F H Weston 15 Dec 1936  
Fg Off B Barthold  8 Jan 1938  
Fg Off A S B Blomfield 25 May 1937  
Fg Off P N Jennings  1 Jan 1938  
Fg Off P J Emerton  8 Jan 1938  
Fg Off C D Lavers  5 Oct 1937  
Fg Off J G O Box  8 Jan 1938  
Fg Off D I Fairburn  8 Mar 1937  
Fg Off R Baron  5 Oct 1937  
Fg Off J A L Fowler  8 Mar 1937  
Plt Off W D Adams 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off N H Elliott 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off G J H Chrystall 23 Dec 1938
Plt Off E F Cawdrey 30 Dec 1938
Plt Off A Garfoot 30 Dec 1938
Plt Off W D W Bird 10 Feb 1939
Plt Off J E T Halle 10 Feb 1939
Plt Off M Savage 10 Feb 1939
Plt Off M Stockdale 10 Feb 1939  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off J P Cody 11 Nov 1938  
Medical Branch
Fg Off P J MacNamara 25 Oct 1938 LRCP & S

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Re-equipment and movement dates are based on those shown in 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

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