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No 8 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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Reformed at Helwan on  18 October 1920

Movement Date Location
11 Dec 1920 Suez
23 Feb 1921 Basrah
 4 Mar 1921 Baghdad West

July 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Baghdad West, Mesopotamia Middle East Area/Mesopotamian Group

DH 9A of No 8 Squadron

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Dermott L Allen A 18 Oct 1920 Officer Commanding, AFC
Flt Lt Claud W Mackey A 23 Nov 1920  
Flt Lt Henry W Woollett A 28 Jan 1921 DSO, MC
Fg Off William E Theak A  5 Nov 1920 later AVM
Fg Off Arthur L Chick A 19 Nov 1920 AFC
Fg Off Frederick W W Wilson A  5 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Robert B Sutherland A 23 Dec 1920 DFC
Fg Off Henry B Pett A  5 Nov 1920 MC
Fg Off Alexander H Klynes A 23 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Kenneth L Boswell A 23 Dec 1920 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Frank H Barton A 19 Nov 1920 Killed in a flying accident - 13 Jan 1922
Fg Off Guy L Carter A  5 Nov 1920 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Ralph E Keys A 23 Dec 1920 DFC
Fg Off John E H Littlewood A 23 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Denys A Cox O 19 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Albert G Peace A 23 Dec 1920 Killed in a flying accident - 13 Jan 1922
Fg Off Edward J Rossiter T 23 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Phillip Bailey T  4 May 1921  
Fg Off Cyril O Anson   23 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Wilfred B J Humphrey   26 Jan 1921  
Fg Off Arthur Turner A 10 Nov 1920 MM
Fg Off Cyril R L Shaw A 23 Dec 1920  
Stores Officer
Fg Off Francis A Skoulding Stores 21 Jan 1921 later A/Cdre
Medical Branch
Fg Off Thomas Montgomery Med 29 Jan 1921 MB, DPH, BA

Source - July 1921 Air Force List

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

Movement Date Location
29 Dec 1921 Hinaidi

July 1922

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Hinaidi RAF Iraq

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey H Bowman 24 Feb 1922 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, DFC
Flt Lt Claud W Mackey 23 Nov 1920  
Flt Lt Walter H Park 25 Jan 1921 MC, DFC
Flt Lt Herbert M Massey 24 Feb 1922 MC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off William E Theak  5 Nov 1920 later AVM
Fg Off Arthur L Chick 19 Nov 1920 AFC
Fg Off Sydney L G Pope 21 Apr 1922 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Robert B Sutherland 23 Dec 1920 DFC
Fg Off George D Daly  4 Jan 1922 later AVM
Fg Off Henry B Pett  5 Nov 1920 MC
Fg Off Cecil W Usher  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Alexander H Klynes 23 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Guy L Carter  5 Nov 1920 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John E H Littlewood 23 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Edward J Rossiter 23 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Phillip Bailey  4 May 1921  
Fg Off Wilfred B J Humphrey 26 Jan 1921  
Fg Off Arthur Turner 10 Dec 1920 MM
Fg Off Cyril R L Shaw 23 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Herbert R Sayers 19 Jan 1922  
Plt Off George H Mills  7 Mar 1922 later ACM
Stores Officer
Fg Off Francis A Skoulding 21 Jan 1921 later A/Cdre

Source - July 1922 Air Force List

July 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A

Nieuport Nighthawk attached for trials during 1923

Hinaidi Iraq Command

Nieuport Nighthawk

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey H Bowman 24 Feb 1922 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, DFC
Flt Lt Reginald E Nicoll 16 Dec 1922  
Flt Lt Geoffrey H Cock 23 Feb 1923 MC
Flt Lt William E C B C Forsyth 14 Mar 1923  
Flt Lt Walter H Park 25 Jan 1921 MC, DFC
Fg Off Francis J E Feeny 13 Dec 1922 DSO
Fg Off Reginald F Browne 23 Feb 1923 DFC
Fg Off Sydney L G Pope 21 Apr 1922 later A/Cdre
Fg Off George D Daly  4 Jan 1922 later AVM
Fg Off Cecil W Usher  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Matthew C Dick 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off John M Wyer 14 Sep 1922 MBE, DSM
Fg Off Herbert R Sayers 19 Jan 1922  
Fg Off Talbot B Bruce 14 Mar 1923 MC
Fg Off John E R Hysom 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off John S L Adams 14 Sep 1922  
Plt Off George H Mills  7 Mar 1922 later ACM
Plt Off Nevill Vintcent 13 Dec 1922  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Frank E Shersby 13 Oct 1922  
Fg Off Wilfred E Ennis 18 Jul 1922 Accountant

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

January 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey H Bowman 24 Feb 1922 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, DFC
Flt Lt Geoffrey H Cock 23 Feb 1923 MC
Flt Lt John Leacroft 10 Jul 1923 MC
Flt Lt William E C B C Forsyth 14 Mar 1923  
Flt Lt Jack Cottle 22 Oct 1923 MBE, DFC
Fg Off Francis J E Feeny 13 Dec 1922 DSO
Fg Off Reginald F Browne 23 Feb 1923 DFC
Fg Off George D Daly  4 Jan 1922 later AVM
Fg Off Matthew C Dick 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off John M Wyer 14 Sep 1922 MBE, DSM
Fg Off Talbot B Bruce 14 Mar 1923 MC
Fg Off John S L Adams 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off George H Mills  7 Mar 1922 later ACM
Fg Off Charles H A Farnan 23 Nov 1923  
Fg Off Robert Duncanson 23 Nov 1923  
Plt Off Nevill Vintcent 13 Dec 1922  
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6 Airman Pilots
Stores Branch
Fg Off Frank E Shersby 13 Oct 1922  
Accountant
Fg Off Wilfred E Ennis 18 Jul 1922  

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

May 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey H Bowman 24 Feb 1922 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, DFC
Sqn Ldr Frederick Sowrey  5 Feb 1924 Officer Commanding (Designate), DSO, MC, AFC
Flt Lt Geoffrey H Cock 23 Feb 1923 MC
Flt Lt William E C B C Forsyth 14 Mar 1923  
Flt Lt Jack Cottle 22 Oct 1923 MBE, DFC
Flt Lt John E MacLennan  7 Mar 1924  
Fg Off Francis J E Feeny 13 Dec 1922 DSO
Fg Off Reginald F Browne 23 Feb 1923 DFC
Fg Off Matthew C Dick 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off John M Wyer 14 Sep 1922 MBE, DSM
Fg Off Talbot B Bruce 14 Mar 1923 MC
Fg Off John S L Adams 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off George H Mills  7 Mar 1922 later ACM
Fg Off Charles H A Farnan 23 Nov 1923  
Fg Off Nevill Vintcent 13 Dec 1922 later AVM
Plt Off Harold P Morris 18 Jan 1924  
Plt Off Noel H F Unwin 18 Jan 1924  
Plt Off Eric R Newbigging 18 Jan 1924  
-
6 Airman Pilots
Stores Branch
Fg Off Frank E Shersby 13 Oct 1922  
Accountant
Fg Off Wilfred E Ennis 18 Jul 1922  

Source - May 1924 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
26 May 1924 Kirkuk
29 May 1924 Hinaidi

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
De Havilland DH9A Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Wilfred A McClaughry

18 Sep 1924 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Geoffrey H Cock 23 Feb 1923 MC
Flt Lt Arthur G Jones-Williams 25 Jul 1924 MC
Flt Lt Dudley K Cameron  1 May 1925  
Flt Lt Thomas S Ivens 27 Nov 1924  
Flt Lt Rowland J Divers 18 Sep 1924 MBE
Fg Off Matthew C Dick 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Alfred P White 18 Sep 1924
Fg Off John S L Adams 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Charles H A Farnan 23 Nov 1923  
Fg Off Nevill Vintcent 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Noel H F Unwin 18 Jan 1924  
Fg Off Sydney M Thomas 23 Sep 1924  
Plt Off Leslie H Ross 23 Sep 1924  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Reginald G D Macrostie 18 Sep 1924  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Arthur C Lobley  6 Nov 1924  

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

March 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Wilfred A McClaughry

18 Sep 1924 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Dudley K Cameron  1 May 1925  
Flt Lt Thomas S Ivens 27 Nov 1924  
Flt Lt Edward P Mackay 22 Sep 1925  
Flt Lt Rowland J Divers 18 Sep 1924 MBE
Fg Off Matthew C Dick 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Alfred P White 18 Sep 1924
Fg Off John S L Adams 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Charles H A Farnan 23 Nov 1923  
Fg Off Reginald S Barbour 22 Sep 1925  
Fg Off Sydney M Thomas 23 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Leslie H Ross 23 Sep 1924  
Plt Off Maurice H Jenks  3 Oct 1925  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Reginald G D Macrostie 18 Sep 1924  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Walter W Deane 22 Sep 1925  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Wilfred A McClaughry

18 Sep 1924 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Thomas S Ivens 27 Nov 1924  
Flt Lt Edward P Mackay 22 Sep 1925  
Flt Lt Matthew C Dick 14 Sep 1922  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Frank L Woledge  5 Mar 1926  
Fg Off Alfred P White 18 Sep 1924
Fg Off Charles H A Farnan 23 Nov 1923
Fg Off Reginald S Barbour 22 Sep 1925  
Fg Off Ronald Melbourne 12 Feb 1926  
Fg Off Sydney M Thomas 23 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Leslie H Ross 23 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Maurice H Jenks  3 Oct 1925  
Plt Off George N Hoar 19 Mar 1926  
Plt Off Basil A C Danbury 12 Feb 1926  
Plt Off Brian W Knox 12 Feb 1926  

-

7 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Reginald G D Macrostie 18 Sep 1924 MBE
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Walter W Deane 22 Sep 1925  

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Wilfred A McClaughry

18 Sep 1924 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Thomas S Ivens 27 Nov 1924  
Flt Lt Edward P Mackay 22 Sep 1925  
Flt Lt Matthew C Dick 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Alfred P White 18 Sep 1924
Fg Off Charles H A Farnan 23 Nov 1923
Fg Off Howard E E Weblin 11 Apr 1926  
Fg Off Reginald S Barbour 22 Sep 1925  
Fg Off Ronald Melbourne 12 Feb 1926  
Fg Off Leslie H Ross 23 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Maurice H Jenks  3 Oct 1925  
Plt Off George N Hoar 19 Mar 1926  
Plt Off Basil A C Danbury 12 Feb 1926  
Plt Off Brian W Knox 12 Feb 1926  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Reginald G D Macrostie 18 Sep 1924 MBE
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Walter W Deane 22 Sep 1925  

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
27 Feb 1927 Khormaksar , Aden

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Khormaksar, Aden Middle East Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Wilfred A McClaughry

18 Sep 1924 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Thomas S Ivens 27 Nov 1924  
Flt Lt Edward P Mackay 22 Sep 1925  
Flt Lt Leonard M Elworthy  7 Dec 1926  
Flt Lt Harry K Goode  1 Mar 1927 DSO, DFC
Fg Off John R Brown  4 Feb 1927 Signals duties, DFC
Fg Off George N P Stringer 27 Jan 1927 Armament duties
Fg Off Reginald S Barbour 22 Sep 1925  
Fg Off Ronald Melbourne 12 Feb 1926  
Fg Off Leslie H Ross 23 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Guy N J Stanley-Turner  1 Mar 1927  
Fg Off George N Hoar 19 Mar 1926  
Fg Off Basil A C Danbury 12 Feb 1926  
Fg Off Brian W Knox 12 Feb 1926  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Cecil B Horsfield  7 Dec 1926  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Walter W Deane 22 Sep 1925  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Philip D Barling  1 Mar 1927 MB

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF (from Jan 1928) Khormaksar, Aden Aden Command

Fairey IIIF

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey H Bowman 21 Jan 1928 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, DFC
Flt Lt Leonard M Elworthy  7 Dec 1926  
Flt Lt Edward N T Edwardes  6 Jan 1928 Killed in a flying accident - 14 Aug 1928
Flt Lt Thomas W S Brown 27 Sep 1927  
Fg Off Walter G Jones 30 Mar 1928 Signals duties, DFC
Fg Off George N P Stringer 27 Jan 1927 Armament duties
Fg Off Francis S O'Hanlon 23 Feb 1928 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Basil A C Danbury 12 Feb 1926  
Fg Off Brian W Knox 12 Feb 1926  
Fg Off William G Campbell 30 Mar 1928  
Fg Off Frank Gower-Jones  2 Dec 1927  
Fg Off Aubrey Allen 23 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Francis J Moon 30 Mar 1928 Photographic duties

-

7 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Cecil B Horsfield  7 Dec 1926  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Frank C Langley  2 Dec 1927  
Medical Branch
Fg Off John E Foran  1 May 1928 MB

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF Khormaksar, Aden Aden Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey H Bowman 21 Jan 1928 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, DFC
Flt Lt Leonard M Elworthy  7 Dec 1926  
Fg Off Walter G Jones 30 Mar 1928 Signals duties, DFC
Fg Off George N P Stringer 27 Jan 1927 Armament duties
Fg Off Francis S O'Hanlon 23 Feb 1928 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Basil A C Danbury 12 Feb 1926  
Fg Off Brian W Knox 12 Feb 1926  
Fg Off William G Campbell 30 Mar 1928  
Fg Off Frank Gower-Jones  2 Dec 1927  
Fg Off Aubrey Allen 23 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Francis J Moon 30 Mar 1928 Photographic duties

-

7 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Cecil B Horsfield  7 Dec 1926  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Frank C Langley  2 Dec 1927  
Medical Branch
Fg Off John E Foran  1 May 1928 MB

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF Khormaksar, Aden Aden Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Hon Ralph A Cochrane

 1 Feb 1929 Officer Commanding, AFC; later ACM
Flt Lt

Charles B S Spackman

17 Aug 1928 DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt

Gerald S Shaw

 1 Dec 1928 Photographic duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William L Payne 15 Apr 1929  
Fg Off Walter G Jones 30 Mar 1928 Signals duties, DFC
Fg Off Francis S O'Hanlon 23 Feb 1928 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off William G Campbell 30 Mar 1928  
Fg Off Geoffrey N Pilcher 24 Nov 1929 Armament duties
Fg Off Frank Gower-Jones  2 Dec 1927  
Fg Off Aubrey Allen 23 Feb 1928  
Plt Off Arthur L Wealt  4 May 1929  

-

7 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Henry Seidenberg 12 Jan 1929  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Claude F Goatcher  1 Aug 1928  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Edward A Rice  1 Jan 1929 MB

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF Khormaksar, Aden Aden Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John L Vachell

14 Nov 1929 Officer Commanding, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Gerald S Shaw

 1 Dec 1928 Photographic duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William L Payne 15 Apr 1929  
Flt Lt Reginald Y Eccles  3 Feb 1930  
Fg Off George P Macdonald 30 Dec 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Geoffrey N Pilcher 24 Nov 1929 Armament duties, killed in a flying accident - 26 Jul 1930
Fg Off Frank Gower-Jones  2 Dec 1927  
Fg Off Joseph Cox 12 Jun 1929 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Arthur L Wealt  4 May 1929  
Fg Off Arthur H Abbott 14 Nov 1929
Plt Off Frank L P Henzell 30 Aug 1929  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Henry Seidenberg 12 Jan 1929  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Fred Rigby  8 Oct 1929  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Edward A Rice  1 Jan 1929 MB, BCh

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF Khormaksar, Aden Aden Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Ralph S Sorley

 2 Jan 1931 Officer Commanding, DSC, DFC; later AM
Flt Lt George H Harrison 15 Nov 1930  
Flt Lt Reginald Y Eccles  3 Feb 1930  
Flt Lt Francis G Cator 28 Jan 1931  
Flt Lt Asa F Lingard  3 Feb 1930  
Fg Off George P Macdonald 30 Dec 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Frederick C G Freeman 26 Sep 1930 Armament duties
Fg Off Arthur L Wealt  4 May 1929  
Fg Off Arthur H Abbott 14 Nov 1929
Fg Off Frank L P Henzell 30 Aug 1929  
Fg Off Horatio E Sales 27 Mar 1931 Signals duties

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Edward F Smith 13 Feb 1931  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Fred Rigby  8 Oct 1929  
Medical Branch
Sqn Ldr William E Barnes  2 Mar 1931 MRCS, LRCP

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF Khormaksar, Aden Aden Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Ralph S Sorley

 2 Jan 1931 Officer Commanding, DSC, DFC; later AM
Flt Lt George H Harrison 15 Nov 1930  
Flt Lt Arthur E Bielby 16 Oct 1932  
Flt Lt

Francis W Long

12 Feb 1932 later AVM
Flt Lt Francis G Cator 28 Jan 1931  
Fg Off Frederick C G Freeman 26 Sep 1930 Armament duties
Fg Off Horatio E Sales 27 Mar 1931 Signals duties
Fg Off Hugh R Black 12 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Morgan B Edwards 16 Oct 1931  
Fg Off Denys B D Field 12 Feb 1932
Plt Off James R Wemyss 14 Oct 1931  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Edward F Smith 13 Feb 1931  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Harold D Connor 16 Oct 1931  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Abraham H Barclay 13 Apr 1931 MB, BCh

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF Khormaksar, Aden Aden Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Herbert B Russell

13 Jan 1933 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Arthur E Bielby 16 Oct 1932  
Flt Lt Douglas MacFadyen  8 Feb 1933 later AM
Flt Lt Faulkner M V May  4 Oct 1932 Navigation duties
Flt Lt Edward J George  4 Oct 1932  
Fg Off Hugh R Black 12 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Morgan B Edwards 16 Oct 1931  
Fg Off Roland G Harman  8 Feb 1933
Fg Off James R Wemyss 14 Oct 1931  
Fg Off Ronald H Harris  4 Oct 1932
Fg Off Francis C Seavill  8 Feb 1933
Fg Off Edgar J N Heaven  4 Oct 1932  
Plt Off John P Massey 18 Nov 1932
Plt Off Reginald Monks  8 Feb 1933
Plt Off Eric A Collyns  4 Oct 1932  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off

Edward J H Starling

 4 Oct 1932 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off

Ernest L G Le Dieu

 8 Dec 1932 later A/Cdre
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Alfred M Weston 21 Oct 1932 MRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officers
WO I Vincent J Casey 28 Feb 1932  
WO II Arthur R Clarke 27 Nov 1931  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF Khormaksar, Aden Aden Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Herbert B Russell

13 Jan 1933 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt William E Purdin 18 Oct 1933  
Flt Lt Maurice H Ely 26 Feb 1934 Signals duties
Flt Lt Douglas MacFadyen  8 Feb 1933 later AM
Flt Lt Faulkner M V May  4 Oct 1932 Navigation duties
Flt Lt Edward J George  4 Oct 1932  
Fg Off Roland G Harman  8 Feb 1933
Fg Off Ronald H Harris  4 Oct 1932
Fg Off Francis C Seavill  8 Feb 1933
Fg Off Edgar J N Heaven  4 Oct 1932  
Fg Off Reginald Monks  8 Feb 1933
Plt Off Henry M Cox  1 Feb 1934
APO Frank D Nugent 20 Apr 1934  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off

Edward J H Starling

 4 Oct 1932 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off

Ernest L G Le Dieu

 8 Dec 1932 later A/Cdre
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Hugh J Melville  5 Sep 1933 MB, ChB
Warrant Officers
WO I Frederick C Whenman  3 Nov 1933  
WO II Alister McIntosh 14 Mar 1934  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vincent (from Feb 1935) Khormaksar, Aden Aden Command

Vincent of No 8 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Hugh S P Walmsley

 9 Feb 1935 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt William E Purdin 18 Oct 1933  
Flt Lt Maurice H Ely 26 Feb 1934 Signals duties
Flt Lt

Charles E N Guest

 9 Feb 1935 later AM
Flt Lt

Narborough H D'Aeth

10 Oct 1934 Navigation duties, later AVM
Flt Lt Victor G A Hatcher 10 Oct 1934 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Mark Hastings  1 Jul 1934
Fg Off Anthony C P Carver 10 Oct 1934
Fg Off Denis S Spencer 10 Oct 1934
Fg Off Horace S Darley  9 Feb 1935  
Fg Off Reginald Monks  8 Feb 1933
Plt Off Henry M Cox  1 Feb 1934
Plt Off Frank D Nugent 20 Apr 1934  
Plt Off Roy R Gregory 21 Jun 1934  
Plt Off John M Southwell  7 Nov 1934  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off

Edwin J Smith

10 Oct 1934 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off David Lumgair 22 Feb 1935  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt William P Stamm 24 Feb 1935 MB, BS, MRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officers
WO I Frederick C Whenman  3 Nov 1933  
WO II Charles J Dolby  4 Mar 1935  
WO II Francis R Clay 24 Feb 1935  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

'D' Flight was formed on 5 October 1935 equipped with Hawker Demons but was transferred to No 41 Squadron on 1 November 1935.

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vincent Khormaksar, Aden Aden Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Hugh S P Walmsley

 9 Feb 1935 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later ACM
Sqn Ldr

Narborough H D'Aeth

10 Oct 1934 Navigation duties, later AVM
Flt Lt Victor G A Hatcher 10 Oct 1934 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt F J Taylor  8 Nov 1935  
Flt Lt Walter D Butler  9 Nov 1935 Signals duties
Fg Off A R Glencross 18 Mar 1936
Fg Off Anthony C P Carver 10 Oct 1934
Fg Off Denis S Spencer 10 Oct 1934
Fg Off Horace S Darley  9 Feb 1935  
Fg Off Roy R Gregory 21 Jun 1934  
Plt Off John M Southwell  7 Nov 1934  
Plt Off C E R Tait 28 Mar 1936
Plt Off R I K Edwards 28 Mar 1936  

-

4 Airman Pilots

Equipment Branch
Fg Off William MacI King  8 Nov 1935 later AVM
Fg Off Sidney G Walker 17 Apr 1936 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off David Lumgair 22 Feb 1935  
Fg Off T E Horsfield  8 Dec 1935  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt William P Stamm 24 Feb 1935 MB, BS, MRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officers
WO I P Hall 20 Sep 1935 MBE
WO I H N Tomblin 15 Dec 1935  
WO I Charles J Dolby  4 Mar 1935  
WO I Francis R Clay 24 Feb 1935  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vincent Khormaksar, Aden British Forces in Aden

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J F T Barrett 11 Feb 1937 Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC
Flt Lt

William G H Ewing

12 Jun 1936 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Walter D Butler  9 Nov 1935 Signals duties
Flt Lt G Farnhill  1 Aug 1936  
Flt Lt John C MacDonald 24 Oct 1936 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt A R Glencross 18 Mar 1936 Navigation duties
Flt Lt Anthony C P Carver 10 Oct 1934
Fg Off R E Curry  1 Aug 1936
Fg Off John W Bayley 24 Oct 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off C E R Tait 28 Mar 1936  
Fg Off R I K Edwards 28 Mar 1936  
Plt Off John M Southwell  7 Nov 1934  
Plt Off F W Flood 24 Oct 1936
Plt Off P J G Davies 24 Oct 1936  

-

4 Airman Pilots

Equipment Branch
Fg Off W McI King  8 Nov 1935  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off T E Horsfield  8 Dec 1935  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt J S Wilson 18 Mar 1937 MB, ChB
Warrant Officers
WO I P Hall 20 Sep 1935 MBE
WO I H N Tomblin 15 Dec 1935  
WO I W G Banfield 11 Dec 1936  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vincent Khormaksar, Aden British Forces in Aden

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J F T Barrett 11 Feb 1937 Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC
Sqn Ldr

Ronald L Philips

 8 Mar 1938 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr G Farnhill  1 Aug 1936  
Flt Lt A R Glencross 18 Mar 1936 Navigation duties
Fg Off R E Curry  1 Aug 1936
Fg Off John W Bayley 24 Oct 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off R I K Edwards 28 Mar 1936  
Plt Off H St G Turner 16 Jul 1937  
Plt Off P V Morello 16 Jul 1937  
Plt Off S A F Robertson 16 Jul 1937  
Plt Off M A Goodwin 16 Jul 1937  
Plt Off P A Nicholas 21 Nov 1937
Plt Off G C Gauthier 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off F C Powles 21 Nov 1937  
APO R S Chill 23 Feb 1938
APO G S Fry 23 Feb 1938  
APO J W Marsden 18 Mar 1938  
APO R J Melville-Townsend 18 Mar 1938
APO W B Price-Owen  5 Apr 1938  
APO D S Winning 18 Mar 1938  

-

8 Airman Pilots

Equipment Branch
Flt Lt H M S Dawes 14 Oct 1937  
Accountant Branch
Act Flt Lt

Cuthbert G Stowell

 8 Mar 1938 later AVM
Medical Branch
Flt Lt D G Smith 14 Oct 1937 MB, ChB
Warrant Officers
WO I A V Lewis 21 Oct 1937  
WO I J Mann 31 Oct 1937  
WO I E H White  9 Nov 1938  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vincent Khormaksar, Aden British Forces in Aden

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr J F T Barrett 11 Feb 1937 Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC
Sqn Ldr

Ronald L Philips

 8 Mar 1938 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt A R Glencross 18 Mar 1936 Navigation duties
Flt Lt T U Rolfe 25 Oct 1938 Navigation duties
Flt Lt J B Usher 25 Oct 1938 Signals duties
Act Flt Lt R I K Edwards 28 Mar 1936  
Fg Off F W Flood 18 Oct 1938
Plt Off H St G Turner 16 Jul 1937  
Plt Off P V Morello 16 Jul 1937  
Plt Off M A Goodwin 16 Jul 1937  
Plt Off P A Nicholas 21 Nov 1937
Plt Off G C Gauthier 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off F C Powles 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off R S Chill 23 Feb 1938
Plt Off G S Fry 23 Feb 1938  
Plt Off W B Price-Owen  5 Apr 1938  
Plt Off D S Winning 18 Mar 1938  
Plt Off R J Melville-Townsend 18 Mar 1938  
Plt Off M O Howell 25 Oct 1938  
APO R C Young 25 Oct 1938

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8 Airman Pilots

Equipment Branch
Fg Off K D Stanion  9 Nov 1938  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt

Cuthbert G Stowell

 8 Mar 1938 later AVM
Medical Branch
Flt Lt D G Smith 14 Oct 1937 MB, ChB
Warrant Officers
WO A V Lewis 21 Oct 1937  
WO J Mann 31 Oct 1937  
WO E H White  9 Nov 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vincent Khormaksar, Aden British Forces in Aden

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Ronald L Philips

 8 Mar 1938 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt T U Rolfe 25 Oct 1938 Navigation duties
Flt Lt J B Usher 25 Oct 1938 Signals duties
Act Flt Lt F W Flood 18 Oct 1938  
Act Fg Off H St G Turner 16 Jul 1937  
Act Fg Off P V Morello 16 Jul 1937  
Plt Off M A Goodwin 16 Jul 1937  
Plt Off P A Nicholas 21 Nov 1937
Plt Off G C Gauthier 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off F C Powles 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off R S Chill 23 Feb 1938
Plt Off G S Fry 23 Feb 1938  
Plt Off W B Price-Owen  5 Apr 1938  
Plt Off D S Winning 18 Mar 1938  
Plt Off R J Melville-Townsend 18 Mar 1938  
Plt Off M O Howell 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off R C Young 25 Oct 1938
APO P S Gordon 30 Dec 1938
Equipment Branch
Fg Off K D Stanion  9 Nov 1938  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt

Cuthbert G Stowell

 8 Mar 1938 later AVM
Medical Branch
Flt Lt J W G Weddie  6 Feb 1939 MB, BS
Warrant Officers
WO A V Lewis 21 Oct 1937  
WO J Mann 31 Oct 1937  
WO E L Thompson 24 Jan 1938  
WO H S H Meech 31 Oct 1937  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Bristol Blenheim of No 8 Squadron

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vincent

Bristol Blenheim I (from Apr 1939)

Khormaksar, Aden British Forces in Aden

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Ronald L Philips

 8 Mar 1938 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr T U Rolfe 25 Oct 1938 Navigation duties
Flt Lt J B Usher 25 Oct 1938 Signals duties
Act Flt Lt F W Flood 18 Oct 1938  
Act Fg Off H St G Turner 16 Jul 1937  
Act Fg Off P V Morello 16 Jul 1937  
Plt Off M A Goodwin 16 Jul 1937  
Plt Off P A Nicholas 21 Nov 1937
Plt Off G C Gauthier 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off F C Powles 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off R S Chill 23 Feb 1938
Plt Off G S Fry 23 Feb 1938  
Plt Off W B Price-Owen  5 Apr 1938  
Plt Off D S Winning 18 Mar 1938  
Plt Off R J Melville-Townsend 18 Mar 1938  
Plt Off M O Howell 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off R C Young 25 Oct 1938
Plt Off P S Gordon 30 Dec 1938
Plt Off W P Cumberland 18 Mar 1939
Equipment Branch
Fg Off K D Stanion  9 Nov 1938  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt

Cuthbert G Stowell

 8 Mar 1938 later AVM
Medical Branch
Flt Lt J W G Weddie  6 Feb 1939 MB, BS
Warrant Officers
WO A V Lewis 21 Oct 1937  
WO J Mann 31 Oct 1937  

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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