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No 16 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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Reformed on 1 April 1924 by redesignating the Co-operation Squadron of the School of Army Co-operation at Old Sarum

May 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
None Old Sarum Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
No Personnel listed yet

Source - May 1924 Air Force List

January 1925

Source - January 1925 Air Force List

February 1925

Source - February 1925 Air Force List

March 1925

Source - March 1925 Air Force List

April 1925

Source - April 1925 Air Force List

May 1925

Source - May 1925 Air Force List

June 1925

Source - June 1925 Air Force List

July 1925

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter RAF Old Sarum Inland Area/No 7 Group

Bristol F2B

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John O Archer  1 Apr 1924 Officer Commanding, CBE
Flt Lt Eric J D Routh  16 Feb 1925  
Flt Lt Frederick J Watts  1 Apr 1925  
Flt Lt Cedric W Hill 21 Feb 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Thomas K Burton  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off

Barnabas H C Russell

23 Feb 1925 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Noel V Moreton 15 Feb 1925
Fg Off Robert V D White 17 Apr 1925  
Fg Off Alexander P C Hannay  8 Mar 1925 MC
Fg Off Travis W Shortridge  8 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Cuthbert  J Collingwood 12 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Gordon V Carey  8 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Arthur L Harris  5 Jun 1925  
Fg Off Stanley H Cooper 16 Apr 1925  
Fg Off William J Eldridge  8 Aug 1924 DSO, MC
Fg Off Iain O'B McGregor  8 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Christian A Ravn  8 Aug 1924  
Fg Off John B Knocker  1 Oct 1924  
Fg Off Hugh A J de S Barrow 18 May 1925  
Plt Off Gerald H Loughnan 31 Mar 1925

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

March 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter RAF Old Sarum Inland Area/No 7 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Eric J D Routh  16 Feb 1925  
Flt Lt Frederick J Watts  1 Apr 1925  
Flt Lt Cedric W Hill 21 Feb 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Thomas K Burton  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off

Leonard A Parker

23 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Noel V Moreton 15 Feb 1925
Fg Off Alexander P C Hannay  8 Mar 1925 MC
Fg Off Cuthbert  J Collingwood 12 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Gordon V Carey  8 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Stanley H Cooper 16 Apr 1925  
Fg Off William J Eldridge  8 Aug 1924 DSO, MC
Fg Off Iain O'B McGregor  8 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Christian A Ravn  8 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Hugh A J de S Barrow 18 May 1925  
Fg Off John J Nolan 17 Aug 1925  
Plt Off Gerald H Loughnan 31 Mar 1925
Plt Off Richard D Adams 15 Dec 1925  
Plt Off Edward Addis 15 Dec 1925  
Plt Off Cedric A Bell 15 Dec 1925 later A/Cdre
Plt Off John V Yonge 16 Dec 1925  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter RAF Old Sarum Inland Area/No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

William A Coryton

26 Aug 1925 Officer Commanding, MVO; later ACM
Flt Lt Frank Fernihough  8 Apr 1926 MC
Flt Lt Frederick J Watts  1 Apr 1925  
Flt Lt

Robert P M Whitham

 1 Apr 1926 MC; later AVM
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Thomas K Burton  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off

Leonard A Parker

23 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Noel V Moreton 15 Feb 1925
Fg Off Alexander P C Hannay  8 Mar 1925 MC
Fg Off Cuthbert  J Collingwood 12 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Gordon V Carey  8 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Stanley H Cooper 16 Apr 1925  
Fg Off William J Eldridge  8 Aug 1924 DSO, MC
Fg Off Iain O'B McGregor  8 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Hugh A J de S Barrow 18 May 1925  
Plt Off Gerald H Loughnan 31 Mar 1925
Plt Off Arthur C Watkins 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Richard D Adams 15 Dec 1925  
Plt Off Edward Addis 15 Dec 1925  
Plt Off Cedric A Bell 15 Dec 1925 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Alfred L R Page 15 Feb 1926 Killed in a flying accident - 31 Aug 1926
Plt Off Stanley C Parker 15 Feb 1926  
Plt Off Edward G H Russell-Stracey 15 Feb 1926  
Plt Off Walter R J Spittle 15 Feb 1926  
Plt Off Geoffrey H C Ingle 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Thomas K Merritt 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Ronald A Willis 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off John V Yonge 16 Dec 1925  

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter RAF Old Sarum Inland Area/No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

William A Coryton

26 Aug 1925 Officer Commanding, MVO; later ACM
Flt Lt Frederick J Watts  1 Apr 1925  
Flt Lt

Robert P M Whitham

 1 Apr 1926 MC; later AVM
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Thomas K Burton  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off

Leonard A Parker

23 Feb 1925 Signals Duties
Fg Off Noel V Moreton 15 Feb 1925 Pilotage (Navigation) Duties
Fg Off James D I Hardman  8 Oct 1926 DFC; later ACM
Fg Off Cuthbert  J Collingwood 12 Feb 1925  
Fg Off William J Eldridge  8 Aug 1924 DSO, MC
Fg Off Iain O'B McGregor  8 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Leslie W Lane 13 Sep 1926 MC
Fg Off Hugh A J de S Barrow 18 May 1925  
Fg Off John F P Pain  9 Nov 1926  
Fg Off Gerald H Loughnan 31 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Cedric A Bell 15 Dec 1925 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Edward Addis 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Richard D Adams 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Arthur C Watkins 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Stanley C Parker 15 Feb 1926  
Plt Off Edward G H Russell-Stracey 15 Feb 1926  
Plt Off Walter R J Spittle 15 Feb 1926  
Plt Off Geoffrey H C Ingle 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Thomas K Merritt 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Ronald A Willis 15 Jun 1926  
Plt Off Arthur W Shaw 13 Aug 1926  
Plt Off Donald V Ivens  9 Nov 1926  
Plt Off John V Yonge 16 Dec 1925  

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter RAF Old Sarum Inland Area/No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

William A Coryton

26 Aug 1925 Officer Commanding, MVO; later ACM
Flt Lt Charles T Anderson 21 Feb 1927 DFC
Flt Lt

Robert P M Whitham

 1 Apr 1926 MC; later AVM
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Thomas K Burton  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off

Leonard A Parker

23 Feb 1925  
Fg Off James D I Hardman  8 Oct 1926 Armament duties, DFC; later ACM
Fg Off Hugh A J de S Barrow 18 May 1925  
Fg Off Arthur C Watkins 15 Jun 1926  
Fg Off Cedric A Bell 15 Dec 1925 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Ronald A Willis 15 Jun 1926 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Geoffrey H C Ingle 15 Jun 1926  
Fg Off Arthur W Shaw 13 Aug 1926  
Plt Off Donald V Ivens  9 Nov 1926  
Plt Off John G Parkin 12 Feb 1927  
Plt Off Antony W H Nelson 17 Feb 1927  
Plt Off Clarence  R McEvoy 20 Apr 1927  
Plt Off Charles H L Evans 14 Dec 1926  
Plt Off Carlton G Lucas 14 Dec 1926
Plt Off Gerald A Underdown 23 Mar 1927  
Plt Off Andrew A Leslie 21 Mar 1927  
Plt Off Edward F Wain  2 Apr 1927  
Plt Off Kenneth C Netherton 18 May 1927  
Plt Off Stanley Pritchard-Barrett 11 May 1927  
Plt Off Harold J G E Proud 11 May 1927 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Vyvian Q Blackden 10 May 1927  
Plt Off Basil M Cary 20 Apr 1927  

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter RAF Old Sarum Inland Area/No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

William A Coryton

26 Aug 1925 Officer Commanding, MVO; later ACM
Flt Lt Charles T Anderson 21 Feb 1927 DFC
Flt Lt

Robert P M Whitham

 1 Apr 1926 MC; later AVM
Flt Lt Eric J D Routh 30 May 1928  
Flt Lt Noel V Morton 28 Jan 1928  
Fg Off

Leonard A Parker

23 Feb 1925  
Fg Off John F F Pain 17 Sep 1927
Fg Off Vivian S Bazalgette 21 Jun 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Christopher H Schofield 21 Jun 1927  
Fg Off Arthur C Watkins 15 Jun 1926 Photographic duties
Fg Off Cedric A Bell 15 Dec 1925 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Benson  F R M Freeman 22 Aug 1927  
Fg Off John W Thompson 22 Aug 1927  
Fg Off Ronald A Willis 15 Jun 1926 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Arthur W Shaw 13 Aug 1926 Armament duties,
Fg Off Andrew A Leslie 21 Mar 1927 Armament duties,
Fg Off Ernest L J Rowe 22 Aug 1927  
Plt Off Stanley Pritchard-Barrett 11 May 1927  
Plt Off Vyvian Q Blackden 10 May 1927  
Plt Off Harry A G Comerford 19 Dec 1927  
Plt Off Austin W Sandeman 30 Jul 1927  
Plt Off Walter D Butler 30 Jul 1927  

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter RAF Old Sarum Inland Area/No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

William A Coryton

26 Aug 1925 Officer Commanding, MVO; later ACM
Flt Lt Charles T Anderson 21 Feb 1927 DFC
Flt Lt Eric J D Routh 30 May 1928  
Flt Lt Noel V Morton 28 Jan 1928  
Fg Off

Leonard A Parker

23 Feb 1925  
Fg Off John F F Pain 17 Sep 1927
Fg Off Vivian S Bazalgette 21 Jun 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Christopher H Schofield 21 Jun 1927  
Fg Off Arthur C Watkins 15 Jun 1926 Photographic duties
Fg Off Cedric A Bell 15 Dec 1925 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Benson  F R M Freeman 22 Aug 1927  
Fg Off John W Thompson 22 Aug 1927  
Fg Off Ronald A Willis 15 Jun 1926 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Arthur W Shaw 13 Aug 1926 Armament duties,
Fg Off Andrew A Leslie 21 Mar 1927 Armament duties,
Fg Off Ernest L J Rowe 22 Aug 1927  
Fg Off Vyvian Q Blackden 10 May 1927  
Plt Off Stanley Pritchard-Barrett 11 May 1927  
Plt Off Harry A G Comerford 19 Dec 1927  
Plt Off Austin W Sandeman 30 Jul 1927  
Plt Off Walter D Butler 30 Jul 1927  
Plt Off Reginald J Cooper 28 Jul 1928  
Plt Off John A C Stratton 28 Jul 1928  

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter RAF Old Sarum Inland Area/No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Denis O Mulholland

25 Sep 1928 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Noel V Moreton 28 Jan 1928  
Flt Lt Ulex Ewart 25 Nov 1928 Attached from RAAF
Fg Off

Leonard A Parker

23 Feb 1925 Signals duties
Fg Off Reginald W Pilling  6 Jun 1929
Fg Off John F F Pain 17 Sep 1927
Fg Off Christopher H Schofield 21 Jun 1927  
Fg Off John W Thompson 22 Aug 1927  
Fg Off Ronald A Willis 15 Jun 1926 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Andrew A Leslie 21 Mar 1927 Armament duties,
Fg Off Charles K Turner  1 Sep 1928  
Fg Off James W Smith  1 Sep 1928  
Fg Off Percy Kinsey  2 Apr 1929  
Plt Off Frederick B Taylor  5 Mar 1929  
Plt Off Reginald J Cooper 28 Jul 1928  
Plt Off John A C Stratton 28 Jul 1928  
Plt Off Guy P Charles 15 Dec 1928  

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter RAF Old Sarum Inland Area/No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Denis O Mulholland

25 Sep 1928 Officer Commanding, AFC
Flt Lt Sylvester L Quine 20 Sep 1929 MC
Flt Lt Thomas G Bird 26 May 1930  
Flt Lt Noel V Moreton 28 Jan 1928  
Flt Lt Ulex Ewart 25 Nov 1928 Attached from RAAF
Capt Christopher J Venter 30 Jul 1929 Attached from SAAF
Fg Off

Leonard A Parker

23 Feb 1925 Signals duties
Fg Off Ronald A Willis 15 Jun 1926 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Andrew A Leslie 21 Mar 1927 Armament duties,
Fg Off Charles K Turner  1 Sep 1928  
Fg Off Frederick B Taylor  5 Mar 1929  
Fg Off Henry P Fraser 12 Feb 1930 later AM
Fg Off Denis F Satchwell 21 Dec 1929
Fg Off Robert Harston 12 Feb 1930 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Robert C Jonas 15 Dec 1928 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Denis B Knapp 14 Dec 1929  
Plt Off George R Warner  4 Jun 1930  
Plt Off Herbert L Messiter  4 Mar 1930 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Hamilton A Shotter  4 Mar 1930  
Plt Off Sydney S Murray 27 Jul 1929  
Plt Off William S Hebden 27 Jul 1929 later A/Cdre

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
Armstrong Whitworth Atlas (from Jan 1931) RAF Old Sarum Inland Area/No 22 Group

Atlas

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Denis O Mulholland

25 Sep 1928 Officer Commanding, AFC
Flt Lt Sylvester L Quine 20 Sep 1929 MC
Flt Lt John R I Scrambler 20 May 1931 AFC
Flt Lt Robert L Edward  4 Nov 1930  
Fg Off

Leonard A Parker

23 Feb 1925 Signals duties
Fg Off Andrew A Leslie 21 Mar 1927 Armament duties,
Fg Off Charles K Turner  1 Sep 1928  
Fg Off Francis J P Dewhurst 3 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Thomas W Walker 23 Dec 1930  
Fg Off Hamilton A Shotter  4 Mar 1930 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Archibald H Houghton 17 Jun 1930
Fg Off George S Coleman 26 Aug 1930
Fg Off Hugh O Woodhouse 26 Aug 1930  
Fg Off George B S Coleman  9 Sep 1930  
Plt Off Robert C Parker 26 Mar 1931  
Plt Off Mervyn G C Chadwick 27 Apr 1931  
Plt Off Charles A M Kyrke-Smith  1 Feb 1931  
Plt Off Richard W G Love  1 Feb 1931  
Plt Off Philip Haynes  7 Apr 1931  
Plt Off Gwym M Williams  7 Apr 1931  
Plt Off John Whitehead 26 Jul 1930  
Plt Off Albert G Cleland 26 Jul 1930  
Plt Off William T H Nichols 20 Dec 1930  

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Atlas RAF Old Sarum Inland Area/No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Allan R Churchman

17 Aug 1931 Officer Commanding, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John R I Scrambler 20 May 1931 AFC
Flt Lt Harold A L Pattison 22 Oct 1931  
Flt Lt Thomas G Bird 11 Apr 1932  
Flt Lt Terence J Arbuthnot 21 Jul 1931 Signals duties
Fg Off Francis J P Dewhurst 3 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Thomas W Walker 23 Dec 1930  
Fg Off John S Hindmarsh 23 Jun 1931  
Fg Off Hamilton A Shotter  4 Mar 1930 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off George S Coleman 26 Aug 1930
Fg Off Hugh O Woodhouse 26 Aug 1930  
Fg Off Robert C Parker 26 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Mervyn G C Chadwick 27 Apr 1931  
Fg Off Gwym M Williams  7 Apr 1931  
Fg Off John Whitehead 26 Jul 1930  
Plt Off Frederick S Wakeham 29 Dec 1931  
Plt Off Robert Sorel-Cameron 29 Dec 1931 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Alan Pyke 19 Dec 1931 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Eric F Porter 19 Dec 1931  

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Atlas RAF Old Sarum Inland Area/No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Allan R Churchman

17 Aug 1931 Officer Commanding, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John R I Scrambler 20 May 1931 AFC
Flt Lt Thomas G Bird 11 Apr 1932  
Flt Lt Thomas P P F Fagan 1 Apr 1933 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Claude H Turner 12 May 1933  
Flt Lt Walter D Butler 30 Aug 1932 Signals duties
Fg Off Thomas W Walker 23 Dec 1930  
Fg Off Hamilton A Shotter  4 Mar 1930 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off George S Coleman 26 Aug 1930
Fg Off Hugh O Woodhouse 26 Aug 1930  
Fg Off Robert C Parker 26 Mar 1931  
Fg Off William B Bailey 20 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Frederick S Wakeham 29 Dec 1931  
Fg Off John F L Zorn 29 Aug 1932  
Plt Off Robert L Crossman 29 Aug 1932  
Plt Off Ronald J Knights-Whittome 17 Dec 1932  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax (from Dec 1933) RAF Old Sarum Inland Area/No 22 Group

Audax of No 16 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt John R I Scrambler 20 May 1931 AFC
Flt Lt George H Russell 28 Oct 1933 DFC
Flt Lt Thomas Humble 24 Aug 1933  
Flt Lt Thomas P P F Fagan 1 Apr 1933 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Walter D Butler 30 Aug 1932 Signals duties
Fg Off Thomas W Walker 23 Dec 1930  
Fg Off Hamilton A Shotter  4 Mar 1930 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Cecil V Ogden 19 Jul 1933
Fg Off George S Coleman 26 Aug 1930
Fg Off Hugh O Woodhouse 26 Aug 1930  
Fg Off Robert C Parker 26 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Alexander M Rodgers 10 Aug 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Frederick S Wakeham 29 Dec 1931  
Fg Off John F L Zorn 29 Aug 1932  
Fg Off Reginald G S Morgan-Smith 16 Sep 1933  
Plt Off Bernard A Chacksfield 15 Jul 1933 later AVM
Plt Off Charles F Pearce 15 Jul 1933  
Plt Off Peter L Donkin 15 Jul 1933 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Robert G Watson 15 Jul 1933  
Plt Off John A Hotham 15 Jul 1933  
Plt Off Patrick N J Wilkins 16 Sep 1933  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off George E Shirley  1 Jun 1934  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax RAF Old Sarum Inland Area/No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Robert P M Whitham

 4 Jun 1934 Officer Commanding, MC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr John R I Scrambler 20 May 1931 AFC
Flt Lt George H Russell 28 Oct 1933 DFC
Flt Lt Thomas Humble 24 Aug 1933  
Flt Lt Thomas P P F Fagan 1 Apr 1933 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Walter D Butler 30 Aug 1932 Signals duties
Fg Off George S Coleman 26 Aug 1930
Fg Off Hugh O Woodhouse 26 Aug 1930  
Fg Off Robert C Parker 26 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Frederick S Wakeham 29 Dec 1931  
Fg Off John F L Zorn 29 Aug 1932  
Fg Off Reginald G S Morgan-Smith 16 Sep 1933  
Plt Off Peter L Donkin 15 Jul 1933 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Patrick N J Wilkins 16 Sep 1933  
Plt Off Charles M B Renshaw 16 Apr 1934  
Plt Off Norman D Gilbert-Smith 11 Mar 1934  
Plt Off William T King 11 Mar 1934  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off George E Shirley  1 Jun 1934  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax RAF Old Sarum Inland Area/No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Robert P M Whitham

 4 Jun 1934 Officer Commanding, MC; later AVM
Flt Lt George H Russell 28 Oct 1933 DFC
Flt Lt Thomas Humble 24 Aug 1933  
Flt Lt John F T Pain 23 May 1935  
Flt Lt Thomas P P F Fagan 1 Apr 1933 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Walter D Butler 30 Aug 1932 Signals duties
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Iain O'B MacGregor  3 Nov 1934
Fg Off James N McAuley 30 Jul 1934  
Fg Off John F L Zorn 29 Aug 1932  
Fg Off Peter L Donkin 15 Jul 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Rowland E Weld 29 Apr 1935  
Plt Off George E Jackson  2 Sep 1934  
Plt Off Patrick H R Saunders  2 Sep 1934  
Plt Off Bruce Robinson  2 Sep 1934 later AVM
Stores Branch
Fg Off

Roland G Seymour

14 Jan 1935 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off William M Lyons 24 Feb 1935  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Ernest C Ford  1 Jun 1934  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax RAF Old Sarum ADGB/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Thomas Humble  1 Jan 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt John F L Zorn 29 Aug 1932  
Flt Lt Iain O'B MacGregor  3 Nov 1934  
Flt Lt William T H Nichols 26 Jul 1935 Signals duties
Fg Off Peter L Donkin 15 Jul 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Rowland E Weld 29 Apr 1935  
Fg Off E A Howell 27 Jul 1935  
Fg Off Robert Leigh 23 Aug 1935  
Fg Off H C Bazeley 27 Apr 1936  
Fg Off Bruce Robinson  2 Sep 1934 later AVM
Plt Off G W Peel  2 Mar 1936  
Plt Off Frederic S D Burgis 14 Oct 1935  
Plt Off Ronald M Elms 14 Oct 1935  
Plt Off Harry R Sutton 14 Oct 1935  
Plt Off G H N Gibson  4 Mar 1936  
Plt Off A G T James  4 Mar 1936  
Plt Off L J Kiggell  4 Mar 1936  
APO I A Ferguson  6 May 1936  
APO G C N Close 11 May 1936  
APO D D Rawlins 11 May 1936  
Stores Branch
Fg Off

Roland G Seymour

14 Jan 1935 later A/Cdre
Warrant Officer
WO John W Faulkner 17 Jun 1935  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Ernest C Ford  1 Jun 1934  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax RAF Old Sarum Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Thomas Humble  1 Jan 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt William T H Nichols 26 Jul 1935 Signals duties
Flt Lt Peter L Donkin 15 Jul 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Rowland E Weld 29 Apr 1935  
Fg Off E A Howell 27 Jul 1935  
Fg Off G W Peel  2 Mar 1936  
Fg Off Bruce Robinson  2 Sep 1934 later AVM
Fg Off S S Fielden 11 Dec 1936  
Fg Off J F Maffett 25 Apr 1937  
Fg Off R E S Skelton 23 Nov 1936  
Fg Off W G Tailyour 25 Apr 1937  
Plt Off D D Rawlins 11 May 1936  
Plt Off D Weston Burt 19 Dec 1936  
Plt Off G R Shepley  2 Feb 1937  
Plt Off L Aitken 10 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J M Holden  1 May 1937  
Stores Branch
Fg Off J E Garwood  4 Oct 1936  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off K M Crick  4 Aug 1936  
Warrant Officer
WO John W Faulkner 17 Jun 1935  
WO W F Childs  9 Jul 1936  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Lysander I (from May 1938) RAF Old Sarum Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

Lysander I of No 16 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Thomas Humble  1 Jan 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Colin M Stewart

30 Jun 1937 Signals duties; later AVM
Flt Lt Peter L Donkin 15 Jul 1933 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Rowland E Weld 29 Apr 1935 Capt, Royal Tank Regiment
Flt Lt G W Peel  2 Mar 1936  
Capt G H Hunt  1 Feb 1938 Air Liaison Officer. GSO3, Rifle Brigade
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) R E S Skelton 23 Nov 1936 Capt, Royal Tank Regiment
Fg Off S S Fielden 11 Dec 1936 Lt, Royal Artillery
Fg Off J F Maffett 25 Apr 1937 Lt, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment
Fg Off W R Clapham 24 Apr 1938 Lt, Manchester Regiment
Fg Off D D Rawlins 11 May 1936  
Fg Off G R Shepley  2 Feb 1937  
Fg Off L Aitken 10 Mar 1937  
Plt Off D Weston Burt 19 Dec 1936  
Plt Off H F Wood 30 Nov 1937  
Plt Off H B Bell-Syer 23 Jan 1938  
Plt Off C Bowen-Davies 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off W S Barton  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A F Doidge  8 Jan 1938  
Stores Branch
Fg Off E G Edmonds  8 Apr 1938  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off K M Crick  4 Aug 1936  
Warrant Officer
WO John W Faulkner 17 Jun 1935  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Lysander I RAF Old Sarum Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G P Charles 12 Sep 1938 Officer Commanding,
Maj G H Hunt  1 Feb 1938 Air Liaison Officer. GSO3, Rifle Brigade
Flt Lt

Colin M Stewart

30 Jun 1937 Signals duties; later AVM
Flt Lt Peter L Donkin 15 Jul 1933 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt T K Lacey 12 Sep 1938 Capt, Gloucester Regiment
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) R E S Skelton 23 Nov 1936 Capt, Royal Tank Regiment
Fg Off S S Fielden 11 Dec 1936 Lt, Royal Artillery
Fg Off J F Maffett 25 Apr 1937 Lt, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment
Fg Off W R Clapham 24 Apr 1938 Lt, Manchester Regiment
Fg Off J R Davenport 14 Aug 1938 Lt, Royal Artillery
Fg Off C L Page 21 Jun 1938  
Fg Off D D Rawlins 11 May 1936  
Fg Off G R Shepley  2 Feb 1937  
Fg Off L Aitken 10 Mar 1937  
Fg Off D Weston Burt 19 Dec 1936  
Plt Off H F Wood 30 Nov 1937  
Plt Off H B Bell-Syer 23 Jan 1938  
Plt Off C Bowen-Davies 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off W S Barton  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A F Doidge  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off L C Hooke 31 Oct 1938  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off P H Baker 17 Oct 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO John W Faulkner 17 Jun 1935  
WO J E Richardson  7 Jul 1937  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Lysander I RAF Old Sarum Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G P Charles 12 Sep 1938 Officer Commanding,
Maj G H Hunt  1 Feb 1938 Air Liaison Officer. GSO3, Rifle Brigade
Flt Lt

Colin M Stewart

30 Jun 1937 Signals duties; later AVM
Flt Lt T K Lacey 12 Sep 1938 Capt, Gloucester Regiment
Flt Lt R E S Skelton 23 Nov 1936 Capt, Royal Tank Regiment
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) S S Fielden 11 Dec 1936 Lt, Royal Artillery
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) W R Clapham 24 Apr 1938 Lt, Manchester Regiment
Fg Off J F Maffett 25 Apr 1937 Lt, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment
Fg Off W R Clapham 24 Apr 1938 Lt, Manchester Regiment
Fg Off D C Yorke  9 Jan 1939  
Fg Off J R Davenport 14 Aug 1938 Lt, Royal Artillery
Fg Off C L Page 21 Jun 1938  
Fg Off D D Rawlins 11 May 1936  
Fg Off G R Shepley  2 Feb 1937  
Fg Off L Aitken 10 Mar 1937  
Fg Off D Weston Burt 19 Dec 1936  
Fg Off H F Wood 30 Nov 1937  
Plt Off H B Bell-Syer 23 Jan 1938  
Plt Off C Bowen-Davies 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off W S Barton  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A F Doidge  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off L C Hooke 31 Oct 1938  
Plt Off M L G Henderson 17 Dec  1938  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off P H Baker 17 Oct 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO John W Faulkner 17 Jun 1935  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Lysander II (from Apr 1939) RAF Old Sarum Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G P Charles 12 Sep 1938 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr

Colin M Stewart

30 Jun 1937 Signals duties; later AVM
Maj G H Hunt  1 Feb 1938 Air Liaison Officer. GSO3, Rifle Brigade
Flt Lt T K Lacey 12 Sep 1938 Capt, Gloucester Regiment
Flt Lt R E S Skelton 23 Nov 1936 Capt, Royal Tank Regiment
Act Flt Lt D C Yorke  9 Jan 1939  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) W R Clapham 24 Apr 1938 Lt, Manchester Regiment
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) S S Fielden 11 Dec 1936 Lt, Royal Artillery
Fg Off J F Maffett 25 Apr 1937 Lt, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment
Fg Off J R Davenport 14 Aug 1938 Lt, Royal Artillery
Fg Off C L Page 21 Jun 1938  
Fg Off D D Rawlins 11 May 1936  
Fg Off G R Shepley  2 Feb 1937  
Fg Off L Aitken 10 Mar 1937  
Fg Off D Weston Burt 19 Dec 1936  
Fg Off H F Wood 30 Nov 1937  
Plt Off C Bowen-Davies 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off W S Barton  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A F Doidge  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off L C Hooke 31 Oct 1938  
Plt Off M L G Henderson 17 Dec  1938  
Warrant Officer
WO John W Faulkner 17 Jun 1935  
WO W Corden 27 Mar 1939  

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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