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No 6 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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Arrived in Basrah from France on 16 July 1919, moving to Baghdad West on 6 September 1919.

July 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Baghdad West, Mesopotamia Middle East Area/Mesopotamian Wing

Bristol F2B

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Flt Lt George C Pirie A 18 Sep 1919 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Harry G Smart A  9 Feb 1920  
Flt Lt Meredith Thomas A 13 Feb 1920 AFC
Fg Off Ralph S Sorley A 13 Feb 1920 DSC
Fg Off Louis G Paget A 22 Jan 1920 AFC
Fg Off Edgar T Carpenter A 13 Feb 1920 AFC
Fg Off Llewellyn R Briggs A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off James Lawson A  9 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Richard F Wilson Stores 30 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Robert A W Powell Ad 25 Mar 1920  
Fg Off John M Glaisher A  9 Mar 1920 DFC
Fg Off Arthur A Beach A  9 Feb 1920  
Fg Off John Duncan Ad 25 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Stuart D Culley A & S 13 Feb 1920 DSO
Fg Off Christopher T Walkington A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Eric Wormell A 30 Apr 1919  
Fg Off John W Nixon Ad 13 Feb 1920 Died - 1 Jun 1921
Fg Off Charles V Frith A xx xxx 1919  
Fg Off Robert D C Palmer A xx xxx xxxx DFC, died from injuries - 2 Aug 1920
Fg Off Edwin J Ffoulkes-Jones A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Robert Sterling A 18 Jul 1918 DFC
Fg Off Robert N Essell A xx xxx xxxx Killed - 9 Dec 1920
Fg Off Ernest H Rundle T 10 May 1920  
Fg Off Wilfred E Dipple A & S 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Eric Brewerton A & S 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off John F Young A & S 10 Apr 1920 MM; later A/Cdre
Fg Off David D A Greig A & S 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off George Croft T 22 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Arthur J Brister T 30 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Bert E Herbert A & S  9 Mar 1920 DCM
Fg Off Frederick R Eason A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Arthur Knox A xx xxx xxxx  
Fg Off John H Vickers O xx xxx xxxx  
Fg Off Harry H Hand O xx xxx xxxx MM
Plt Off Harry Mottershaw O 30 Sep 1918  
Plt Off Arthur B Morris O 27 Apr 1919  

Source - July 1920 Air Force List

August 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Baghdad West, Mesopotamia Middle East Area/Mesopotamian Wing

Bristol F2B

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward A B Rice A 28 May 1920 Officer Commanding, MC; later AVM
Flt Lt George C Pirie A 18 Sep 1919 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Harry G Smart A  9 Feb 1920  
Flt Lt Meredith Thomas A 13 Feb 1920 AFC
Fg Off Ralph S Sorley A 13 Feb 1920 DSC
Fg Off Louis G Paget A 22 Jan 1920 AFC
Fg Off Edgar T Carpenter A 13 Feb 1920 AFC
Fg Off Llewellyn R Briggs A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off James Lawson A  9 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Richard F Wilson Stores 30 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Robert A W Powell Ad 25 Mar 1920  
Fg Off John M Glaisher A  9 Mar 1920 DFC
Fg Off Arthur A Beach A  9 Feb 1920  
Fg Off John Duncan Ad 25 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Stuart D Culley A & S 13 Feb 1920 DSO
Fg Off Christopher T Walkington A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Eric Wormell A 30 Apr 1919  
Fg Off John W Nixon Ad 13 Feb 1920 Died - 1 Jun 1921
Fg Off Charles V Frith A xx xxx 1919  
Fg Off Edwin J Ffoulkes-Jones A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Robert Sterling A 18 Jul 1918 DFC
Fg Off Robert N Essell A xx xxx xxxx Killed - 9 Dec 1920
Fg Off Ernest H Rundle T 10 May 1920  
Fg Off Wilfred E Dipple A & S 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Eric Brewerton A & S 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off John F Young A & S 10 Apr 1920 MM; later A/Cdre
Fg Off David D A Greig A & S 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Norman Dainty T 18 Jun 1920  
Fg Off George Croft T 22 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Arthur J Brister T 30 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Bert E Herbert A & S  9 Mar 1920 DCM
Fg Off Frederick R Eason A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Arthur Knox A xx xxx xxxx  
Fg Off John H Vickers O xx xxx xxxx  
Fg Off Harry H Hand O xx xxx xxxx MM

Source - August 1920 Air Force List

July 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Baghdad West, Mesopotamia Middle East Area/Mesopotamian Wing

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward A B Rice A 28 May 1920 Officer Commanding, MC; later AVM
Flt Lt Harry G Smart A  9 Feb 1920 later AVM
Flt Lt Edmund R Tempest A  3 Jan 1921 MC, Died - 17 Dec 1921
Flt Lt Ernest A Fawcus A 12 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Ralph S Sorley A 13 Feb 1920 DSC; later AM
Fg Off Louis G Paget A 22 Jan 1920 AFC
Fg Off Edgar T Carpenter A 13 Feb 1920 AFC
Fg Off Llewellyn R Briggs A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off James Lawson A  9 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Robert A W Powell Ad 25 Mar 1920  
Fg Off John M Glaisher A  9 Mar 1920 DFC
Fg Off Arthur A Beach A  9 Feb 1920  
Fg Off John Duncan Ad 25 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Stuart D Culley A & S 13 Feb 1920 DSO
Fg Off William C Pruden A 11 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Eric Wormell A 30 Apr 1919  
Fg Off Matthew J Langley A 22 Dec 1920 DFC
Fg Off Edwin J Ffoulkes-Jones A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Wilfred E Dipple A & S 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Eric Brewerton A & S 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off John F Young A & S 10 Apr 1920 MM; later A/Cdre
Fg Off David D A Greig A & S 13 Feb 1920 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Norman Dainty T 18 Jun 1920  
Fg Off George Croft T 22 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Arthur J Brister T 30 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Bert E Herbert A & S  9 Mar 1920 DCM
Fg Off Frederick R Eason A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Vollrath C Cordingley A & S 14 Oct 1920  
Fg Off Arthur E Bielby A 14 Oct 1920  

Source - July 1921 Air Force List

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

April 1922

Source - April 1922 Air Force List

July 1922

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Baghdad West, Mesopotamia Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edye R Manning 21 Apr 1922 Officer Commanding, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Harry G Smart  9 Feb 1920 later AVM
Flt Lt Matthew B Frew  8 Dec 1921 DSO, MC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Colin S Richardson 19 Dec 1921 MBE
Flt Lt Ralph S Sorley 13 Feb 1920 DSC; later AM
Fg Off Samuel J Sibley 31 Jan 1922  
Fg Off Gerald E Gibbs  8 Dec 1921 MC; later AM
Fg Off Llewellyn R Briggs 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off James Lawson  9 Feb 1920  
Fg Off William C Pruden 11 Dec 1920  
Fg Off David D A Greig 13 Feb 1920 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Vollrath C Cordingley 14 Oct 1920  
Fg Off Arthur E Bielby 14 Oct 1920  
Fg Off Anthony W Wood 24 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Alan T K Shipwright  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off William F Davenport 19 Jan 1922  
Fg Off Charles E Stuart 24 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Harry E McL Reid 31 Jan 1922  
Fg Off John G Argles  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Talbot B Bruce 19 Jan 1922 MC
Plt Off David W F Bonham-Carter  7 Mar 1922 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Thomas J Desmond  7 Mar 1922  

Source - July 1922 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
20 Oct 1922 Hinaidi

May 1923

Source - May 1923 Air Force List

July 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Hinaidi RAF Iraq

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edye R Manning 21 Apr 1922 Officer Commanding, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt James M Robb  9 Feb 1920 DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Matthew B Frew  8 Dec 1921 DSO, MC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Elmer P Roberts 14 Sep 1922 MC, DCM
Flt Lt Gerald E Gibbs  8 Dec 1921 MC; later AM
Fg Off Garth R O'Sullivan 27 Mar 1923  
Fg Off James C Stevens 22 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Walter A B Savile 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off John McFarlane 14 Sep 1922 MC
Fg Off Arthur E Bielby 14 Oct 1920  
Fg Off Anthony W Wood 24 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Alan T K Shipwright  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off William F Davenport 19 Jan 1922  
Fg Off Charles E Stuart 24 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Harry E McL Reid 31 Jan 1922  
Fg Off John G Argles  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Gordon H Vasse  3 Apr 1923 later A/Cdre
Plt Off David W F Bonham-Carter  7 Mar 1922 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Douglas MacFadyen 13 Dec 1922 later AM
Stores Branch
Fg Off Clarence T Davis  3 May 1922  
Fg Off James F R Eales-White 18 Jul 1922 Accountant

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

January 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edye R Manning 21 Apr 1922 Officer Commanding, MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Dudley S K Crosbie 23 Nov 1923 Officer Commanding (designate), OBE
Flt Lt James M Robb  9 Feb 1920 DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Elmer P Roberts 14 Sep 1922 MC, DCM
Flt Lt Arthur L Russell 23 Nov 1923  
Flt Lt Herbert L Rough 14 Sep 1923 DFC
Fg Off Cyril Chapman 23 Nov 1923 DSC
Fg Off James C Stevens 22 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Walter A B Savile 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off John McFarlane 14 Sep 1922 MC
Fg Off Alan T K Shipwright  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Charles E Stuart 24 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Harry E McL Reid 31 Jan 1922  
Fg Off Gordon H Vasse  3 Apr 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off William H Stiles 24 Nov 1923  
Fg Off David W F Bonham-Carter  7 Mar 1922 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Thomas J Desmond  8 Jun 1923  
Plt Off Douglas MacFadyen 13 Dec 1922 later AM
-
3 Airman Pilots
Stores Branch
Fg Off Clarence T Davis  3 May 1922  
Fg Off Albert T Wells 23 Nov 1923  
Accountant
Fg Off James F R Eales-White 18 Jul 1922  

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

May 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Dudley S K Crosbie 23 Nov 1923 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt Elmer P Roberts 14 Sep 1922 MC, DCM
Flt Lt Arthur L Russell 23 Nov 1923  
Flt Lt Herbert L Rough 14 Sep 1923 DFC
Flt Lt Cyril Chapman 23 Nov 1923 DSC
Flt Lt John McFarlane 14 Sep 1922 MC
Fg Off Walter A B Savile 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Alan T K Shipwright  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Harry E McL Reid 31 Jan 1922  
Fg Off Gordon H Vasse  3 Apr 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off William H Stiles 24 Nov 1923  
Fg Off David W F Bonham-Carter  7 Mar 1922 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Thomas J Desmond  8 Jun 1923  
Fg Off Rupert W Pontifex 21 Dec 1923  
Fg Off Douglas MacFadyen 13 Dec 1922 later AM
Fg Off Thomas J Woods 18 Jan 1924  
Plt Off Harold V Michell    
-
3 Airman Pilots
Stores Branch
Fg Off Albert T Wells 23 Nov 1923  
Accountant
Fg Off James F R Eales-White 18 Jul 1922  

Source - May 1924 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
19 May 1924 Mosul
26 May 1924 Kirkuk
29 May 1924 Mosul
14 Sep 1924 Zakho
 1 Nov 1924 Mosul

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

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Mosul, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Dudley S K Crosbie 23 Nov 1923 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt Howard O Long 24 Sep 1924  
Flt Lt Herbert L Rough 14 Sep 1924  
Flt Lt William A Duncan  1 May 1925  
Flt Lt Cyril Chapman 23 Nov 1924  
Flt Lt Walter A B Savile 14 Sep 1922  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Robert H Stewart-Peter 21 Jun 1925  
Fg Off William E Purdin  5 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Gordon H Vasse  3 Apr 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off William H Stiles 24 Nov 1923  
Fg Off Howell V David 17 Nov 1924  
Fg Off James B Barnett 18 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Irwin N C Clarke 30 Dec 1924 DSC
Fg Off Thomas J Woods 18 Jan 1924  
Fg Off Harold P Morris  1 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Geoffrey H W Selby-Lowndes 18 Sep 1924  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Harry F Webb 18 Sep 1924  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Edward V Humphrey 27 Nov 1924  

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

March 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Mosul, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Donald F Stevenson

13 Nov 1925 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC; later AVM
Flt Lt Joseph S T Fall  3 Oct 1925 DSC, AFC
Flt Lt Howard O Long 24 Sep 1924 DSO
Flt Lt Charles Findlay 18 Nov 1925 DFC
Flt Lt Frederick Thomasson  1 Jan 1926 DFC, MM
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Robert H Stewart-Peter 21 Jun 1925  
Fg Off Henry J Gemmel  22 Sep 1925  
Fg Off William E Purdin  5 Feb 1925  
Fg Off William H Stiles 24 Nov 1923  
Fg Off Irwin N C Clarke 30 Dec 1924 DSC
Fg Off Frank C Farrington 18 Nov 1925 MC
Fg Off George Terrell 28 Jun 1925  
Fg Off Harold P Morris  1 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Ralph Barrett 21 Jun 1925  
Fg Off Geoffrey H W Selby-Lowndes 18 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Charles F Steventon 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Henry T R Cripps 22 Sep 1925  
Fg Off Guy H Jennings-Bramly 22 Sep 1925  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Harry F Webb 18 Sep 1924  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Edward V Humphrey 27 Nov 1924  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Mosul, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Donald F Stevenson

13 Nov 1925 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC; later AVM
Flt Lt Joseph S T Fall  3 Oct 1925 DSC, AFC
Flt Lt Howard O Long 24 Sep 1924 DSO
Flt Lt Charles Findlay 18 Nov 1925 DFC
Flt Lt Frederick Thomasson  1 Jan 1926 DFC, MM
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Robert H Stewart-Peter 21 Jun 1925  
Fg Off Henry J Gemmel  22 Sep 1925  
Fg Off William E Purdin  5 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Irwin N C Clarke 30 Dec 1924 DSC
Fg Off Frank C Farrington 18 Nov 1925 MC
Fg Off Charles H A Stevens 27 Feb 1926  
Fg Off George Terrell 28 Jun 1925  
Fg Off John J Nolan  2 May 1926  
Fg Off Ralph Barrett 21 Jun 1925  
Fg Off Geoffrey H W Selby-Lowndes 18 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Charles F Steventon 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Henry T R Cripps 22 Sep 1925  
Plt Off Reginald G M Hill  1 Apr 1926  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Harry F Webb 18 Sep 1924  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Edward V Humphrey 27 Nov 1924  
Education Officer
Maj Frank C W Taylor 14 May 1926 Grade IV (acting Grade III)

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Mosul, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Donald F Stevenson

13 Nov 1925 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC; later AVM
Flt Lt Joseph S T Fall  3 Oct 1925 DSC, AFC
Flt Lt Charles Findlay 18 Nov 1925 DFC
Flt Lt Henry J Gemmel  22 Sep 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Robert H Stewart-Peter 21 Jun 1925  
Fg Off Thomas J E Thornton  9 Jun 1926 Signals Duties
Fg Off Irwin N C Clarke 30 Dec 1924 DSC
Fg Off Kenneth C Garvie  5 Oct 1926  
Fg Off Frank C Farrington 18 Nov 1925 MC
Fg Off Charles H A Stevens 27 Feb 1926  
Fg Off John J Nolan  2 May 1926  
Fg Off Ralph Barrett 21 Jun 1925  
Fg Off Geoffrey H W Selby-Lowndes 18 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Charles F Steventon 18 Nov 1925 Photographic Duties
Fg Off Henry T R Cripps 22 Sep 1925  
Fg Off Herbert T J Jagger 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Reginald G M Hill  1 Apr 1926  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Harry F Webb 18 Sep 1924  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Edward V Humphrey 27 Nov 1924  
Education Officer
Maj Frank C W Taylor 14 May 1926 Grade IV (acting Grade III)

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Mosul, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Cyril N Lowe 24 Nov 1926 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC
Flt Lt Joseph S T Fall  3 Oct 1925 DSC, AFC
Flt Lt Charles Findlay 18 Nov 1925 DFC
Flt Lt Henry J Gemmel  22 Sep 1925  
Flt Lt

William E G Mann

17 Jan 1927 Signals duties, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Percy J Clayson  1 Apr 1927 MC, DFC
Fg Off Albert E Groom  1 Apr 1927 Armament duties, DSM
Fg Off Frank C Farrington 18 Nov 1925 MC
Fg Off John J Nolan  2 May 1926  
Fg Off Ronald Scott-Taylor 20 Apr 1927  
Fg Off Ralph Barrett 21 Jun 1925  
Fg Off Charles F Steventon 18 Nov 1925 Photographic duties
Fg Off Alexander B Kay  7 Dec 1926 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Herbert T J Jagger 21 Sep 1926  
Plt Off Reginald G M Hill  1 Apr 1926  
Fg Off Denniss Robinson  8 Apr 1927  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Harry F Webb 18 Sep 1924  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Frederick C Chalmers 30 Dec 1926  
Education Officer
Maj Frank C W Taylor 14 May 1926 Grade IV (acting Grade III)

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Mosul, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Claude H Keith 10 Jan 1928 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Gerald S Oddie

 2 Dec 1927 DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Allan L A Perry-Keene

24 Feb 1928 later AVM
Flt Lt

William E G Mann

17 Jan 1927 Signals duties, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Percy J Clayson  1 Apr 1927 MC, DFC
Flt Lt George H Russell  9 Mar 1928 DFC
Fg Off Frank C Farrington 18 Nov 1925 MC
Fg Off John J Nolan  2 May 1926  
Fg Off Alexander B Kay  7 Dec 1926 Pilotage (Navigation) duties, died from injuries - 4 Jul 1928
Fg Off Herbert T J Jagger 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Francis S Hodder 30 Mar 1928  
Fg Off John G Parkin 20 Sep 1927  
Fg Off Charles H L Evans 20 Sep 1927  
Plt Off Grosvenor Selk 20 Sep 1927  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Frederick C Griffin  2 Dec 1927  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Frederick C Chalmers 30 Dec 1926  
Education Officer
Maj Frank C W Taylor 14 May 1926 Grade IV (acting Grade III)

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Mosul, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Claude H Keith 10 Jan 1928 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Gerald S Oddie

 2 Dec 1927 DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Allan L A Perry-Keene

24 Feb 1928 later AVM
Flt Lt

William E G Mann

17 Jan 1927 Signals duties, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Percy J Clayson  1 Apr 1927 MC, DFC
Flt Lt George H Russell  9 Mar 1928 DFC
Flt Lt Frank C Farrington 18 Nov 1925 MC
Fg Off Herbert T J Jagger 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Lionel B McGoverne  9 Mar 1928  
Fg Off Francis S Hodder 30 Mar 1928  
Fg Off John G Parkin 20 Sep 1927  
Fg Off Charles H L Evans 20 Sep 1927  
Plt Off Grosvenor Selk 20 Sep 1927  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Frederick C Griffin  2 Dec 1927  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Frederick C Chalmers 30 Dec 1926  
Education Officer
Mr Joshua Silver   Grade IV (acting Grade III), BSc

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Mosul, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Claude H Keith 10 Jan 1928 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Gerald S Oddie

 2 Dec 1927 DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Allan L A Perry-Keene

24 Feb 1928 later AVM
Flt Lt George H Russell  9 Mar 1928 DFC
Fg Off Maxwell C W C Flint 23 Jul 1928  
Fg Off Patrick J Bett 27 Nov 1928  
Fg Off Lionel B McGoverne  9 Mar 1928  
Fg Off Francis S Hodder 30 Mar 1928  
Fg Off John G Parkin 20 Sep 1927  
Fg Off Charles H L Evans 20 Sep 1927  
Fg Off Grosvenor Selk 20 Sep 1927  
Fg Off Frederick Townsend 11 Jan 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Cedric H Hockley 19 Apr 1929  
Fg Off Stephen R Sherman 20 Oct 1928  
Fg Off Ernest L J Rowe 11 Jan 1929 Photographic duties
Fg Off

Lawrence P Moore

11 Jan 1929 later A/Cdre

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Frederick C Griffin  2 Dec 1927  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Rodney T Carter  6 Nov 1928  
Education Officer
Mr Joshua Silver 22 Jun 1928 Grade IV (acting Grade III), BSc

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
28 Oct 1929 Ismailia
 9 Dec1929 Ramleh
24 Jun 1930 Ismailia

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ismailia, Egypt RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Claude R Cox

21 Feb 1930 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Stephen C Strafford  1 Mar 1930 later AM
Flt Lt

Francis R D Swain

13 Nov 1929 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Reginald W E Bryant  1 Apr 1930  
Fg Off Patrick J Bett 27 Nov 1928  
Fg Off John G Parkin 20 Sep 1927  
Fg Off Grosvenor Selk 20 Sep 1927  
Fg Off Cedric H Hockley 19 Apr 1929  
Fg Off Ernest L J Rowe 11 Jan 1929 Photographic duties
Fg Off Percy Kinsey 12 Oct 1929  
Fg Off Clifton Stephenson 26 Apr 1930  
Fg Off John E MacCallum 18 Jan 1920 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Richard A Sprague 13 Nov 1929  
Plt Off Kenneth P Lewis 18 Jan 1930  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Maurice J Scott  3 Dec 1929  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Rodney T Carter  6 Nov 1928  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Henry Penman  1 Nov 1929 MB, ChB

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

Movement Date Location
15 Nov 1930 Ramleh
25 Jan 1931 Ismailia

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter

Fairey Gordon (from Jun 1931)

Ismailia RAF Middle East

Gordon I of No 6 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John P Coleman

 2 Jan 1931 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Francis R D Swain

13 Nov 1929 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Reginald W E Bryant  1 Apr 1930  
Fg Off Clifton Stephenson 26 Apr 1930 Signals duties
Fg Off John E MacCallum 18 Jan 1920 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Richard A Sprague 13 Nov 1929  
Fg Off Singleton P Richards 13 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Roderick Jones 15 Nov 1930  
Fg Off Kenneth P Lewis 18 Jan 1930  
Fg Off Kenneth M Cass 14 Sep 1930  

-

4 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Cedric M P Hartley 23 Aug 1930  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Arthur E West 27 Jan 1931  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Henry Penman  1 Nov 1929 MB, ChB

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Fairey Gordon

Ismailia RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John P Coleman

 2 Jan 1931 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Francis R D Swain

13 Nov 1929 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Eric Burton 24 Oct 1931  
Flt Lt Wilfred Sanderson 28 Nov 1931 AFC
Fg Off Patrick Connolly  9 Jun 1931  
Fg Off Richard A Sprague 13 Nov 1929  
Fg Off Singleton P Richards 13 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Kenneth P Lewis 18 Jan 1930  
Fg Off Kenneth M Cass 14 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Edgar G Reed 18 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Denis E Milson  4 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Desmond J Alvey 29 Apr 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Plt Off John S Sabine 14 Apr 1932  
Plt Off Stanley W F Smyth 21 Mar 1932  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Alfred J Howell  2 Oct 1931  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off John E Gregson  8 Jan 1932  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Henry Penman  1 Nov 1929 MB, ChB
Chaplains Branch
Rev Hubert F Daniels  6 May 1932  
Education Officer
Mr Hubert F Browne 14 Aug 1931 Grade III, MSc

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Fairey Gordon

Ismailia

Ramleh (1 Flight)

RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John P Coleman

 2 Jan 1931 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Francis R D Swain

13 Nov 1929 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Eric Burton 24 Oct 1931  
Flt Lt Howard A Evans-Evans  6 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt Wilfred Sanderson 28 Nov 1931 AFC
Fg Off Singleton P Richards 13 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Kenneth P Lewis 18 Jan 1930  
Fg Off Kenneth M Cass 14 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Hugh de M Middleton 12 Sep 1932  
Fg Off Edgar G Reed 18 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Denis E Milson  4 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Desmond J Alvey 29 Apr 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Ronald M Smith 29 Apr 1933  
Fg Off John S Sabine 14 Apr 1932  
Fg Off John W B Judge 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Philip A Hunter 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off John J A Sutton 28 Feb 1933  
Plt Off Paul I Harris 28 Feb 1933  
Plt Off Richard E Barnett  1 Nov 1932  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Alfred J Howell  2 Oct 1931  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off John E Gregson  8 Jan 1932  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Henry Penman  1 Nov 1929 MB, ChB
Education Officer
Mr Hubert F Browne 14 Aug 1931 Grade III, MSc
Warrant Officers
WO George Bird 21 Mar 1931  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Edward A Patterson  2 Dec 1931  
WO II Robert H Livingstone  1 Apr 1930  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Gordon Ismailia

Ramleh (1 Flight)

RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John P Coleman

 2 Jan 1931 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Eric Burton 24 Oct 1931  
Flt Lt Howard A Evans-Evans  6 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt Wilfred Sanderson 28 Nov 1931 AFC
Fg Off William N H Banks  1 Aug 1933  
Fg Off Kenneth M Cass 14 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Hugh de M Middleton 12 Sep 1932  
Fg Off Edgar G Reed 18 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Denis E Milson  4 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Desmond J Alvey 29 Apr 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off John S Sabine 14 Apr 1932  
Fg Off John W B Judge 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Philip A Hunter 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off John J A Sutton 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Richard E Barnett  1 Nov 1932  
Fg Off Paul I Harris 28 Feb 1933  

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6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Alfred J Howell  2 Oct 1931  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off John E Gregson  8 Jan 1932  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Gwyn H J Williams 17 Aug 1933 MRCS, LRCP
Education Officer
Mr Hubert F Browne 14 Aug 1931 Grade III, MSc
Warrant Officers
WO George Bird 21 Mar 1931  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Edward A Patterson  2 Dec 1931  
WO II Robert H Livingstone  1 Apr 1930  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
30 Oct 1933 Ramleh
 2 Nov 1933 Ismailia

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Fairey Gordon

Ismailia

Ramleh (1 Flight)

RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Herbert M Massey

10 Jan 1934 Officer Commanding, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Eric Burton 24 Oct 1931  
Flt Lt Wilfred Sanderson 28 Nov 1931 AFC
Flt Lt Leslie C Bennett  1 Dec 1933  
Fg Off Denis E Milson  4 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Desmond J Alvey 29 Apr 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off John W B Judge 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Philip A Hunter 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off John J A Sutton 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Paul I Harris 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Richard E Barnett  1 Nov 1932  
Fg Off James B T Whitehead 30 Jan 1934  

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6 Airman Pilots

Medical Branch
Flt Lt Leslie I Hyder 10 Jan 1934 MRCS, LRCP
Education Officer
Mr Hubert F Browne 14 Aug 1931 Grade III, MSc
Civilian Assistant
Fg Off S A D Lane    
Warrant Officers
WO Vincent G Macario 17 Mar 1934  
WO George Bird 21 Mar 1931  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Edward A Patterson  2 Dec 1931  
WO II Francis Walton 26 Apr 1934  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Fairey Gordon

Ismailia

Ramleh (1 Flight)

RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Herbert M Massey

10 Jan 1934 Officer Commanding, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William A Tattersall  1 Dec 1934  
Flt Lt Charles H Tighe 16 Nob 1934  
Flt Lt Joseph H McC Reynolds 24 Aug 1934  
Fg Off Jack B Sims 20 Jul 1934  
Fg Off John W B Judge 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Philip A Hunter 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off John J A Sutton 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Humphrey P Jenkins 17 Apr 1935  
Fg Off Paul I Harris 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Richard E Barnett  1 Nov 1932  
Plt Off Walter A Theed 18 Jun 1934  
Plt Off Ernest M Withy 18 Jun 1934  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Medical Branch
Flt Lt Leslie I Hyder 10 Jan 1934 MRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officers
WO Vincent G Macario 17 Mar 1934  
WO Tom Drinkwater 22 Mar 1934  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
29 May 1936 Ramleh
19 Nov 1936 Ismailia

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Demon (from Sep 1935 - 'D' Flt only)

Hawker Hart (from Oct 1935)

Ismailia

Ramleh (1 Flight)

RAF Middle East

Hart of No 6 Squadron

Hawker Demon

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Herbert M Massey

10 Jan 1934 Officer Commanding, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt R W M Clark  1 May 1936  
Flt Lt A N Luxmoore  6 Jan 1936  
Flt Lt John J A Sutton 28 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt Philip A Hunter 28 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt Charles H Tighe 16 Nob 1934  
Flt Lt Joseph H McC Reynolds 24 Aug 1934  
Fg Off Gordon Thripp  9 Oct 1935  
Fg Off Walter A Theed 18 Jun 1934  
Fg Off Ernest M Withy 18 Jun 1934  
Plt Off Richard E Burns 24 Aug 1935  
Plt Off K J Rampling  6 Jan 1936  
Plt Off T B Hunter  6 Jan 1936  
Plt Off R C Waddell 18 Feb 1936  
Plt Off J F Walker  1 Feb 1936  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Medical Branch
Flt Lt Leslie I Hyder 10 Jan 1934 MRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officers
WO Vincent G Macario 17 Mar 1934  
WO T J W S Pearce  6 Apr 1936  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

August 1936

Source - August 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Hart

Ismailia RAF Palestine and Transjordan

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr E R C Hobson 19 Jan 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt S R Groom 19 Dec 1936  
Fg Off Ernest M Withy 18 Jun 1934  
Fg Off Richard E Burns 24 Aug 1935  
Fg Off H R Coventry  1 Dec 1936  
Plt Off R C Waddell 18 Feb 1936  
Plt Off Douglas M Amlot 14 Aug 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off B P Hart  8 Dec 1936  
APO R B Langlois 10 Apr 1937  
APO D J H Lay 10 Apr 1937  
APO F T May 10 Apr 1937  
APO E T Williams 10 Apr 1937  
APO C S F Wood 10 Apr 1937  

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5 Airman Pilots

Warrant Officers
WO T J W S Pearce  6 Apr 1936  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
22 Nov 1937 Ramleh

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Hardy (from Jan 1938)

Ramleh RAF Palestine and Transjordan

Hawker Hardy

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Alfred G Adnams

17 Apr 1938 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Fg Off Richard E Burns 24 Aug 1935  
Fg Off R C Waddell 18 Feb 1936  
Fg Off F C Hopcroft  1 Apr 1938  
Plt Off Douglas M Amlot 14 Aug 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off B P Hart  8 Dec 1936  
Plt Off R B Langlois 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off D J H Lay 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off F T May 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off E T Williams 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off C S F Wood 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off O R W Hammerbeck 17 Feb 1938  
APO F J Austin 27 May 1938  
APO J E McFall 27 May 1938  
APO F E G Hayter 27 May 1938  
APO H G Fletcher 27 May 1938  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Hardy

Ramleh RAF Palestine and Transjordan

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Noel C Singer

 6 Jul 1938 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt H L I Brown  5 Sep 1938  
Act Flt Lt F C Hopcroft  1 Apr 1938  
Fg Off Douglas M Amlot 14 Aug 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off R B Langlois 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off D J H Lay 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off E T Williams 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off C S F Wood 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off O R W Hammerbeck 17 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J E McFall 27 May 1938  
Plt Off H G Fletcher 27 May 1938  
Plt Off C G E Saunders  6 Sep 1938  
Plt Off F E G Hayter 27 May 1938  
Plt Off R A Field  9 Nov 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO A Hamilton 10 Mar 1937  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Hardy

Ramleh RAF Palestine and Transjordan

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Noel C Singer

 6 Jul 1938 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt F C Hopcroft  1 Apr 1938  
Act Flt Lt H L I Brown  5 Sep 1938  
Fg Off Douglas M Amlot 14 Aug 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off D J H Lay 10 Apr 1937  
Fg Off C S F Wood 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off R B Langlois 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off E T Williams 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off O R W Hammerbeck 17 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J E McFall 27 May 1938  
Plt Off H G Fletcher 27 May 1938  
Plt Off C G E Saunders  6 Sep 1938  
Plt Off F E G Hayter 27 May 1938  
Plt Off R A Field  9 Nov 1938  
APO Sir Roderick A MacRobert  9 Nov 1938 Bt

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Hardy

Ramleh RAF Palestine and Transjordan

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Noel C Singer

 6 Jul 1938 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt F C Hopcroft  1 Apr 1938  
Act Flt Lt H L I Brown  5 Sep 1938  
Fg Off Douglas M Amlot 14 Aug 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off D J H Lay 10 Apr 1937  
Fg Off C S F Wood 10 Apr 1937  
Fg Off R B Langlois 10 Apr 1937  
Fg Off E T Williams 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off O R W Hammerbeck 17 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J E McFall 27 May 1938 DFC
Plt Off H G Fletcher 27 May 1938  
Plt Off C G E Saunders  6 Sep 1938  
Plt Off F E G Hayter 27 May 1938  
Plt Off R A Field  9 Nov 1938  
Plt Off Sir Roderick A MacRobert  9 Nov 1938 Bt

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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