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No 20 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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The squadron arrived in India, from France, on 16 June 1919, establishing itself at Risalpur until moving to Parachinar on 21 July 1919, Bannu on 2 September and back to Parachinar on 18 July 1920.

July 1920

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

Bristol F2B

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John H S Tyssen A 22 Apr 1920 Officer Commanding, MC; later AVM
Flt Lt John C Russell A 26 Apr 1919 DSO; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Charles E W Foster A 25 Jan 1919  
Flt Lt Arthur W F Glenny A  9 Sep 1919 MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Thomas F W Thompson A 12 Jan 1920  
Flt Lt Herbert McW Daniel Med 20 Oct 1919 Medical Officer, MB
Fg Off James D Hewett A  8 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Horace G P Ovenden A 28 Feb 1919  
Fg Off Robert M Foster A 15 Dec 1919 DFC
Obs Off Norman S Dougall O 28 Jan 1920 DFC
Fg Off Maxwell H Findlay A 25 Dec 1919 DFC, DSC
Fg Off Denis R Mullen Ad xx xxx 1919  
Fg Off George E Randall A 28 Jun 1918 DFC
Fg Off Guy M Knocker A 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Charles F Toogood A 28 Feb 1919  
Fg Off Arthur L Fiddament A 12 Jan 1920 later AVM
Fg Off William E Staton A 12 Jan 1920 MC, DFC; later AVM
Fg Off Bertrand R Harris A 31 Dec 1918  
Fg Off Leslie G Harvey A 12 Jan 1920 later AM
Fg Off John L Kirby A 23 Mar 1920 later A/Cdre
Fg Off George H Allison A  1 Mar 1919  
Fg Off Hubert E Winch A 12 Jan 1920  
Obs Off Thomas L Jones O 30 Apr 1919  
Fg Off Malcolm H Armstrong T 10 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Edmund A C Britton A 29 Mar 1919  
Fg Off William McGowan O 29 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Sidney C Rose T 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off George McCormack O 23 Apr 1919  
Fg Off Basil A Foord O 11 Nov 1918 MC
Fg Off George C Maillard Stores 15 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Clement G Boothroyd O  6 Jun 1918  
Fg Off Donald E Hall A & S 28 Feb 1919  
Fg Off Herbert J Gye A 25 Sep 1918  
Fg Off Maurice St J Ross O 30 Apr 1919  
Fg Off Silvio P B de Moyse Bucknall O 27 Sep 1918  

Source - July 1920 Air Force List

August 1920

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

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John H S Tyssen A 22 Apr 1920 Officer Commanding, MC; later AVM
Flt Lt John C Russell A 26 Apr 1919 DSO; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Charles E W Foster A 25 Jan 1919  
Flt Lt Arthur W F Glenny A  9 Sep 1919 MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off James D Hewett A  8 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Horace G P Ovenden A 28 Feb 1919  
Fg Off Robert M Foster A 15 Dec 1919 DFC
Obs Off Norman S Dougall O 28 Jan 1920 DFC
Fg Off Maxwell H Findlay A 25 Dec 1919 DFC, DSC
Fg Off Denis R Mullen Ad xx xxx 1919  
Fg Off George E Randall A 28 Jun 1918 DFC
Fg Off Guy M Knocker A 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Charles F Toogood A 28 Feb 1919  
Fg Off Arthur L Fiddament A 12 Jan 1920 later AVM
Fg Off William E Staton A 12 Jan 1920 MC, DFC; later AVM
Fg Off Bertrand R Harris A 31 Dec 1918  
Fg Off Leslie G Harvey A 12 Jan 1920 later AM
Fg Off John L Kirby A 23 Mar 1920 later A/Cdre
Fg Off George H Allison A  1 Mar 1919  
Fg Off Hubert E Winch A 12 Jan 1920  
Obs Off Thomas L Jones O 30 Apr 1919  
Fg Off Malcolm H Armstrong T 10 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Edmund A C Britton A 29 Mar 1919 DFC
Fg Off William McGowan O 29 Mar 1920  
Fg Off George McCormack O 23 Apr 1919  
Fg Off Basil A Foord O 11 Nov 1918 MC
Fg Off George C Maillard Stores 15 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Clement G Boothroyd O  6 Jun 1918  
Fg Off Donald E Hall A & S 28 Feb 1919  
Fg Off Herbert J Gye A 25 Sep 1918  
Fg Off Maurice St J Ross O 30 Apr 1919  
Fg Off Silvio P B de Moyse Bucknall O 27 Sep 1918  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Herbert McW Daniel Med 20 Oct 1919 Medical Officer, MB

Source - August 1920 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
 5 Nov 1920 Tank
11 Apr 1921 Parachinar

July 1921

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

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John H S Tyssen A 22 Apr 1920 Officer Commanding, MC; later AVM
Flt Lt John C Slessor A  4 May 1921 MC; later MRAF
Flt Lt Charles E W Foster A 25 Jan 1919  
Flt Lt Arthur W F Glenny A  9 Sep 1919 MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John B Fox A 14 Sep 1920 Killed in a flying accident - 3 Mar 1922
Fg Off James D Hewett A  8 Dec 1919 MC
Fg Off Alfred W Saunders A  1 Apr 1921 DFC
Fg Off Robert M Foster A 15 Dec 1919 DFC; later ACM
Fg Off Clifford H Bird A  6 Jan 1921  
Fg Off Guy M Knocker A 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off George R C Oliver Ad  6 Jan 1921  
Fg Off Arthur L Fiddament A 12 Jan 1920 later AVM
Fg Off Joseph Buckley A 22 Dec 1920 Killed in a flying accident - 3 Mar 1922
Fg Off William E Staton A 12 Jan 1920 MC, DFC; later AVM
Fg Off Bertrand R Harris A 31 Dec 1918  
Fg Off Cyril R Smythe A 11 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Leslie G Harvey A 12 Jan 1920 later AM
Fg Off Raymond E Bright A  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Hubert E Winch A 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off James P Cafferkey A  8 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Malcolm H Armstrong T 10 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Edmund A C Britton A 29 Mar 1919  
Fg Off Maurice St J Ross O 30 Apr 1919  
Fg Off Gerald  A Elliott A  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Edmund C Usher-Somers A  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Robert V D White A  8 Mar 1921  
Stores Officer
Fg Off George W Sturman Stores 26 Jan 1921  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Abraham Briscoe Med 20 Dec 1920 Medical Officer, MB

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
17 Oct 1921 Ambala

April 1922

Source - April 1922 Air Force List

July 1922

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ambala, India No 2 (Indian) Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John H S Tyssen 22 Apr 1920 Officer Commanding, MC; later AVM
Flt Lt Ralph T Leather 22 Sep 1921 AFC
Flt Lt John C Slessor  4 May 1921 MC; later MRAF
Flt Lt Charles R Keary 15 Apr 1922  
Fg Off Reginald R Scar 31 Jan 1922 DSC
Fg Off Malcolm D Nares 27 Sep 1921 AFC
Fg Off Alfred W Saunders  1 Apr 1921 DFC
Fg Off Robert M Foster 15 Dec 1919 DFC; later ACM
Fg Off Clifford H Bird  6 Jan 1921  
Fg Off George R C Oliver  6 Jan 1921  
Fg Off Arthur L Fiddament 12 Jan 1920 later AVM
Fg Off Cyril R Smythe 11 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Leslie G Harvey 12 Jan 1920 later AM
Fg Off Harold F Luck  6 May 1922  
Fg Off Gerald  A Elliott  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Edmund C Usher-Somers  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Robert V D White  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off William G Nicholls  2 Jun 1922  
Plt Off Cecil D Robertson 21 Jun 1922 MM
Stores Officer
Fg Off George W Sturman 26 Jan 1921  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Phillip C Livingston 16 Oct 1921 DPH

Source - July 1922 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
24 Oct 1922 Quetta

May 1923

Source - May 1923 Air Force List

July 1923

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Ralph T Leather 22 Sep 1921 Officer Commanding, AFC
Flt Lt Charles R Keary 15 Apr 1922  
Flt Lt Malcolm D Nares 27 Sep 1921 AFC
Flt Lt Paul R T J M I C Chamberlayne 15 Feb 1923 AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Reginald R Scar 31 Jan 1922 DSC
Fg Off Robert M Foster 15 Dec 1919 DFC; later ACM
Fg Off George R C Oliver  6 Jan 1921  
Fg Off Cyril R Smythe 11 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Joseph H Hargroves  3 Feb 1923
Fg Off Leslie G Harvey 12 Jan 1920 later AM
Fg Off Martin W Nolan 15 Apr 1923  
Fg Off John W Sole  5 Jul 1922  
Fg Off Harold F Luck  6 May 1922  
Fg Off Edmund C Usher-Somers  8 Mar 1921 Killed in a flying accident - 14 May 1924
Fg Off Robert V D White  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Robert W H Cook  5 Apr 1923  
Fg Off Alexander P C Hannay 18 Apr 1923 MC
Fg Off Beresford C W Windle 13 Dec 1922 DFC
Fg Off Cecil D Robertson 21 Jun 1922 MM
Fg Off Sidney H Cooper 23 Feb 1922  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Edward C K H Foreman 28 Jan 1923

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

January 1924

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Ralph T Leather 22 Sep 1921 Officer Commanding, AFC
Flt Lt Malcolm D Nares 27 Sep 1921 AFC
Flt Lt Paul R T J M I C Chamberlayne 15 Feb 1923 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Charles R Davidson 12 Nov 1923 MC
Fg Off Percy H Davy 23 Nov 1923
Fg Off George R C Oliver  6 Jan 1921  
Fg Off Cyril R Smythe 11 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Joseph H Hargroves  3 Feb 1923
Fg Off Walter R Day 15 Oct 1923  
Fg Off Harold F Luck  6 May 1922  
Fg Off Edmund C Usher-Somers  8 Mar 1921 Killed in a flying accident - 14 May 1924
Fg Off Robert V D White  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Robert W H Cook  5 Apr 1923  
Fg Off Alexander P C Hannay 18 Apr 1923 MC
Fg Off Cecil D Robertson 31 Jan 1922 MM
Fg Off John N Jaques 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off

Colin W Weedon

14 Sep 1923 later AM
Fg Off Arthur L Harris 15 Oct 1923  
Fg Off Sidney H Cooper 23 Feb 1922  
Plt Off Arthur King-Lewis 14 Sep 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Herbert A Lotherington  14 Sep 1923
Medical Branch
Fg Off Edward C K H Foreman 28 Jan 1923

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
 5 Jan 1925 Peshawar

May 1924

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Cyril B Cooke 23 Jun 1924 Officer Commanding; later AM
Flt Lt Malcolm D Nares 27 Sep 1921 AFC
Flt Lt Paul R T J M I C Chamberlayne 15 Feb 1923 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Charles R Davidson 12 Nov 1923 MC
Fg Off John A Hollis 16 Jan 1924
Fg Off George R C Oliver  6 Jan 1921  
Fg Off Cyril R Smythe 11 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Joseph H Hargroves  3 Feb 1923
Fg Off Hugh L P Lester 18 Jan 1924  
Fg Off Lawrence Darvall 19 Feb 1924 MC; later AM
Fg Off Walter R Day 15 Oct 1923  
Fg Off Edmund C Usher-Somers  8 Mar 1921 Killed in a flying accident - 14 May 1924
Fg Off Robert V D White  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Robert W H Cook  5 Apr 1923  
Fg Off Alexander P C Hannay 18 Apr 1923 MC
Fg Off Cecil D Robertson 31 Jan 1922 MM
Fg Off John N Jaques 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off

Colin W Weedon

14 Sep 1923 later AM
Fg Off Arthur L Harris 15 Oct 1923  
Fg Off Sidney H Cooper 23 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Brownlow R C Coope 16 Jan 1924  
Fg Off Arthur King-Lewis 14 Sep 1923  
Plt Off William J E Rodwell 14 Sep 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Herbert A Lotherington  14 Sep 1923
Medical Branch
Fg Off Edward C K H Foreman 28 Jan 1923

Source - May 1924 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
22 May 1925 Kohat (Operational Flights)

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 Kohat, India (HQ remained at Peshawar) No 3 (Indian) Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Cyril B Cooke 23 Jun 1924 Officer Commanding; later AM
Flt Lt Cecil A Stevens 23 Sep 1924 MC; later AVM
Flt Lt

Paul R T J M I C Chamberlayne

15 Feb 1923 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Charles E Davidson 23 Nov 1923 MC
Fg Off Thomas Humble 27 Nov 1924
Fg Off Joseph H Hargroves  3 Feb 1923

Fg Off Hugh L P Lester 18 Jan 1924  
Fg Off Amos F James 21 Jan 1925  
Fg Off Lawrence Darvall 19 Feb 1924 MC; later AM
Fg Off Robert W H Cook  5 Apr 1923  
Fg Off John N Jaques 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Colin W Weedon 14 Sep 1923 later AM
Fg Off Geoffrey R C Spencer 12 Sep 1924 later AVM
Fg Off Edgar T O Hughes 23 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Harold R Holdway 14 Apr 1925  
Fg Off Arthur King-Lewis 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Arthur B D Liveck  1 May 1925  
Plt Off Roderick F de H Reed 30 Dec 1924  
Plt Off Leslie R Shaw 30 Dec 1924  
Plt Off Robert K Coupland 27 Feb 1925  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Robert Lamb  5 Jan 1925
Medical Branch
Flt Lt William E Barnes  2 Jan 1925

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
12 Oct 1925 Peshawar

March 1926

 

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Peshawar, India No 1 (Indian) Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John B Cole-Hamilton

23 Jun 1924 Officer Commanding; later AVM
Flt Lt Cecil A Stevens 23 Sep 1924 MC; later AVM
Flt Lt

Paul R T J M I C Chamberlayne

15 Feb 1923 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Charles E Davidson 23 Nov 1923 MC
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Freke W Wiseman-Clarke 15 Oct 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Leslie S Hamilton 15 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Amos F James 21 Jan 1925  
Fg Off Lawrence Darvall 19 Feb 1924 MC; later AM
Fg Off Charles Dollery  6 Oct 1925
Fg Off John R Wolley 22 Mar 1925

Fg Off Colin W Weedon 14 Sep 1923 later AM
Fg Off Geoffrey R C Spencer 12 Sep 1924 later AVM
Fg Off Dennis C Prance  6 Jan 1926  
Fg Off Robert L Yates 8 Jun 1925  
Fg Off Harold R Holdway 14 Apr 1925  
Fg Off Reginald W Pilling 15 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Arthur B Smith 18 Nov 1925 MC
Fg Off Arthur King-Lewis 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off James A Mollison 20 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Leslie R Shaw 30 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Robert K Coupland 27 Feb 1925  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Robert Lamb  5 Jan 1925
Medical Branch
Flt Lt William E Barnes  2 Jan 1925

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Peshawar, India No 1 (Indian) Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John B Cole-Hamilton

23 Jun 1924 Officer Commanding; later AVM
Flt Lt Cecil A Stevens 23 Sep 1924 MC; later AVM
Flt Lt

Paul R T J M I C Chamberlayne

15 Feb 1923 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Charles E Davidson 23 Nov 1923 MC
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Freke W Wiseman-Clarke 15 Oct 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Leslie S Hamilton 15 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Amos F James 21 Jan 1925  
Fg Off Lawrence Darvall 19 Feb 1924 MC; later AM
Fg Off Charles Dollery  6 Oct 1925
Fg Off John R Wolley 22 Mar 1925

Fg Off Colin W Weedon 14 Sep 1923 later AM
Fg Off Geoffrey R C Spencer 12 Sep 1924 later AVM
Fg Off Dennis C Prance  6 Jan 1926  
Fg Off Robert L Yates 8 Jun 1925  
Fg Off Harold R Holdway 14 Apr 1925  
Fg Off Reginald W Pilling 15 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Arthur B Smith 18 Nov 1925 MC
Fg Off Arthur King-Lewis 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off James A Mollison 20 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Leslie R Shaw 30 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Robert K Coupland 27 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Phillip H Nicholls 15 Dec 1925 Died from injuries - 5 Oct 1926
Stores Branch
Fg Off Robert Lamb  5 Jan 1925
Medical Branch
Flt Lt William E Barnes  2 Jan 1925

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John V Steel 23 Jul 1926 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt Cecil A Stevens 23 Sep 1924 MC; later AVM
Flt Lt

Paul R T J M I C Chamberlayne

15 Feb 1923 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Charles E Davidson 23 Nov 1923 MC
Flt Lt Lawrence Darvall 19 Feb 1924 MC; later AM
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Freke W Wiseman-Clarke 15 Oct 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Leslie S Hamilton 15 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Charles Dollery  6 Oct 1925 Armament duties
Fg Off John R Wolley 22 Mar 1925

Fg Off Colin W Weedon 14 Sep 1923 later AM
Fg Off Geoffrey R C Spencer 12 Sep 1924 later AVM
Fg Off Dennis C Prance  6 Jan 1926 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Harold R Holdway 14 Apr 1925  
Fg Off Reginald W Pilling 15 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Arthur B Smith 18 Nov 1925 MC
Fg Off Arthur King-Lewis 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Charles R Hancock 22 Jul 1926
Fg Off Gwyther W P Irwin 22 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Robert K Coupland 27 Feb 1925  
Plt Off Robert L Burnett 21 Sep 1926  
Plt Off Ellacott L S Ward 22 Sep 1926 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off Robert Lamb  5 Jan 1925
Medical Branch
Flt Lt William E Barnes  2 Jan 1925

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

July 1927

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John V Steel 23 Jul 1926 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt Charles E Davidson 23 Nov 1923 MC
Flt Lt Frederick H Laurence 19 Apr 1927 MC
Flt Lt

James W Young

 5 Apr 1927 Signals duties, MBE
Flt Lt

Noel S Paynter

 1 Jun 1927 later A/Cdre
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Freke W Wiseman-Clarke 15 Oct 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Leslie S Hamilton 15 Oct 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Albert E G Forrest 16 Dec 1926  
Fg Off Lionel J Booth 11 Dec 1926 Armament duties
Fg Off Colin W Weedon 14 Sep 1923 later AM
Fg Off Geoffrey R C Spencer 12 Sep 1924 later AVM
Fg Off Dennis C Prance  6 Jan 1926 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Harold R Holdway 14 Apr 1925  
Fg Off Reginald W Pilling 15 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Arthur B Smith 18 Nov 1925 MC
Fg Off Arthur King-Lewis 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Gwyther W P Irwin 22 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Charles R Hancock 22 Jul 1926
Fg Off Robert K Coupland 27 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Edward G H Russell-Stracey  7 Dec 1926
Plt Off Ellacott L S Ward 22 Sep 1926 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off Percy J Mote  7 Dec 1926
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Alexander Dickson 26 Oct 1926

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

July 1928

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Charles H Nicholas

17 Mar 1928 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Noel S Paynter

 1 Jun 1927 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Geoffrey R C Spencer 12 Sep 1924 later AVM
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Freke W Wiseman-Clarke 15 Oct 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Leslie S Hamilton 15 Oct 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Albert E G Forrest 16 Dec 1926  
Fg Off Lionel J Booth 11 Dec 1926 Armament duties
Fg Off Reginald W Pilling 15 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Arthur B Smith 18 Nov 1925 MC
Fg Off Charles R Hancock 22 Jul 1926
Fg Off Gwyther W P Irwin 22 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Robert K Coupland 27 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Reginald H Holmes  4 Apr 1928 Signals duties
Fg Off

Edward D MacL Hopkins

28 Feb 1928 Armament duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Walter R J Spittle 20 Jun 1927  
Fg Off Edward G H Russell-Stracey  7 Dec 1926
Fg Off Ellacott L S Ward 22 Sep 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Lee C L Murray 31 Jan 1928  
Fg Off Geoffrey M Buxton 23 Feb 1928  
Fg Off James C Cunningham 10 May 1928  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Percy J Mote  7 Dec 1926
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Christopher T O'Neill 20 Sep 1927 OBE, MB

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Charles H Nicholas

17 Mar 1928 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Noel S Paynter

 1 Jun 1927 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Geoffrey R C Spencer 12 Sep 1924 later AVM
Flt Lt Freke W Wiseman-Clarke 15 Oct 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Leslie S Hamilton 15 Oct 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Albert E G Forrest 16 Dec 1926  
Fg Off Lionel J Booth 11 Dec 1926 Armament duties
Fg Off Reginald W Pilling 15 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Arthur B Smith 18 Nov 1925 MC
Fg Off Charles R Hancock 22 Jul 1926
Fg Off Gwyther W P Irwin 22 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Robert K Coupland 27 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Reginald H Holmes  4 Apr 1928 Signals duties
Fg Off

Edward D MacL Hopkins

28 Feb 1928 Armament duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Walter R J Spittle 20 Jun 1927  
Fg Off Edward G H Russell-Stracey  7 Dec 1926
Fg Off Ellacott L S Ward 22 Sep 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Lee C L Murray 31 Jan 1928  
Fg Off Geoffrey M Buxton 23 Feb 1928  
Fg Off James C Cunningham 10 May 1928  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Percy J Mote  7 Dec 1926
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Christopher T O'Neill 20 Sep 1927 OBE, MB

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Peshawar, India RAF India/No 1 (Indian) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Charles H Nicholas

17 Mar 1928 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Noel S Paynter

 1 Jun 1927 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Noel L Desoer

20 Oct 1928 later  AVM
Flt Lt William K Mercer  4 Jan 1929  
Fg Off Lionel J Booth 11 Dec 1926 Armament duties
Fg Off Charles R Hancock 22 Jul 1926
Fg Off

Edward D MacL Hopkins

28 Feb 1928 Armament duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Walter R J Spittle 20 Jun 1927  
Fg Off Edward G H Russell-Stracey  7 Dec 1926
Fg Off

John R Jones

 9 Mar 1929 Photographic duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Ellacott L S Ward 22 Sep 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off

Selwyn H C Gray

24 Aug 1928 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Geoffrey M Buxton 23 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Vyvian Q Blackden 20 Oct 1928 Photographic duties
Fg Off Basil M Cary  4 Jan1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Geoffrey W Monk 20 Oct 1928  
Fg Off Richard C Hancock 20 Oct 1928  
Plt Off Walter D Butler  6 Apr 1929  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Percy J Mote  7 Dec 1926
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Christopher T O'Neill 20 Sep 1927 OBE, MB

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Peshawar, India RAF India/No 1 (Indian) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Leslie O Brown

 7 Mar 1930 Officer Commanding, DSO, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt William K Mercer  4 Jan 1929  
Flt Lt

Noel L Desoer

20 Oct 1928 later  AVM
Flt Lt Robert Menzies  8 Oct 1929 Signals duties
Flt Lt Charles R Hancock 22 Jul 1926
Fg Off Edward G H Russell-Stracey  7 Dec 1926
Fg Off

John R Jones

 9 Mar 1929 Photographic duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Ellacott L S Ward 22 Sep 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off

Selwyn H C Gray

24 Aug 1928 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Vyvian Q Blackden 20 Oct 1928 Photographic duties
Fg Off Basil M Cary  4 Jan1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Geoffrey W Monk 20 Oct 1928  
Fg Off Richard C Hancock 20 Oct 1928  
Fg Off Walter D Butler  6 Apr 1929  
Fg Off John B Fyffe  8 Oct 1929  
Fg Off Edward Rotheram 10 Jul 1929  
Fg Off

Geoffrey N E Tindal-Carill-Worsley

 7 Mar 1930 Armament duties; later A/Cdre
Plt Off Douglas J Eayrs 21 Jan 1930  
Plt Off Joseph H Manning-Fox  8 Oct 1929  
Plt Off David W Lane 21 Jan 1930 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off Percy J Mote  7 Dec 1926
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Roy W White  8 Oct 1929 MRCS, LCRP

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 IIA (from Jan 1931) Peshawar, India RAF India/No 1 (Indian) Group

Wapiti IIA

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Leslie O Brown

 7 Mar 1930 Officer Commanding, DSO, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt William K Mercer  4 Jan 1929  
Flt Lt Robert Menzies  8 Oct 1929 Signals duties
Flt Lt Gerald H Loughman 22 Nov 1930  
Flt Lt

John R Jones

 9 Mar 1929 Photographic duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Vyvian Q Blackden 20 Oct 1928 Photographic duties
Fg Off Basil M Cary  4 Jan1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Geoffrey W Monk 20 Oct 1928  
Fg Off Richard C Hancock 20 Oct 1928  
Fg Off John B Fyffe  8 Oct 1929  
Fg Off Edward Rotheram 10 Jul 1929  
Fg Off

Geoffrey N E Tindal-Carill-Worsley

 7 Mar 1930 Armament duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Douglas J Eayrs 21 Jan 1930  
Fg Off James S Douglas  7 Aug 1930
Fg Off Edward E Ellison 23 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Brian Paddon 14 Feb 1931  
Fg Off David W Lane 21 Jan 1930 later A/Cdre
Fg Off

William S Hebden

16 Sep 1930 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off Percy J Mote  7 Dec 1926
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Roy W White  8 Oct 1929 MRCS, LCRP

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Peshawar, India RAF India/No 1 (Indian) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Leslie O Brown

 7 Mar 1930 Officer Commanding, DSO, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt

Cyril N Ellen

26 May 1932 DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Edgar J Kingston-McClaughry

24 Mar 1932 DSO, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Gerald H Loughman 22 Nov 1930  
Flt Lt

John R Jones

 9 Mar 1929 Photographic duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Basil M Cary  4 Jan1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off John B Fyffe  8 Oct 1929  
Fg Off Edward Rotheram 10 Jul 1929  
Fg Off Maurice G Parker 15 Oct 1931  
Fg Off Douglas J Eayrs 21 Jan 1930  
Fg Off Joseph H Manning-Fox 12 Oct 1931  
Fg Off James S Douglas  7 Aug 1930
Fg Off Edward E Ellison 23 Sep 1930  
Fg Off David W Lane 21 Jan 1930 later A/Cdre
Fg Off

William S Hebden

16 Sep 1930 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Donald H A Golege-Steel 25 Oct 1931  
Fg Off

Reginald G Wild

23 Feb 1932  
Fg Off John R Watson 16 Oct 1931  
Fg Off

Rowland B Harrison

12 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Philip Haynes  5 Jan 1932  
Fg Off George P K Donaldson 12 Feb 1932  
Plt Off William T H Nichols 16 Oct 1931  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Wallace G S Wood 15 Oct 1931
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Roy W White  8 Oct 1929 MRCS, LCRP

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Peshawar, India RAF India/No 1 (Indian) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Leslie N Hollinghurst

 9 Nov 1932 Officer Commanding, OBE, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt

Cyril N Ellen

26 May 1932 DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Edgar J Kingston-McClaughry

24 Mar 1932 DSO, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Robert Menzies 23 Mar 1933  
Flt Lt John Norwood  7 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt Terence J Arbuthnot 18 Oct 1932 Signals duties
Fg Off Walter R Munro Higgs 30 Jul 1932  
Fg Off Roy J O Bartlett  1 Apr 1933  
Fg Off Archibald M Watts-Read  9 Oct 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Joseph H Manning-Fox 12 Oct 1931  
Fg Off James S Douglas  7 Aug 1930
Fg Off David W Lane 21 Jan 1930 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John R Watson 16 Oct 1931  
Fg Off

Rowland B Harrison

12 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Philip Haynes  5 Jan 1932  
Fg Off George P K Donaldson 12 Feb 1932  
Fg Off William T H Nichols 16 Oct 1931  
Fg Off Cyril N Carpenter 11 Oct 1932  
Fg Off Edgar B Waddy 28 Feb 1933  
Plt Off Alan Pyke 18 Oct 1932 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Eric F Porter 18 Oct 1932  
Plt Off William M Keddie  7 Feb 1933  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Wallace G S Wood 15 Oct 1931
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Andrew Harvey 21 Oct 1932 MB, BCh
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Charles Ripley 12 Mar 1933  
WO II William Morgan 11 Mar 1933  
WO II Charles Oakley 15 Mar 1932  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Peshawar, India RAF India/No 1 (Indian) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Leslie N Hollinghurst

 9 Nov 1932 Officer Commanding, OBE, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Robert Menzies 23 Mar 1933  
Flt Lt

David F W Atcherley

29 May 1933 later AVM
Flt Lt John Norwood  7 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt Terence J Arbuthnot 18 Oct 1932 Signals duties
Flt Lt Walter R Munro Higgs 30 Jul 1932  
Fg Off Roy J O Bartlett  1 Apr 1933  
Fg Off Archibald M Watts-Read  9 Oct 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off

David W Bayne

 1 Sep 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John R Watson 16 Oct 1931  
Fg Off

Rowland B Harrison

12 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Philip Haynes  5 Jan 1932  
Fg Off George P K Donaldson 12 Feb 1932  
Fg Off William T H Nichols 16 Oct 1931  
Fg Off Cyril N Carpenter 11 Oct 1932  
Fg Off Edgar B Waddy 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Alan Pyke 18 Oct 1932 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Eric F Porter 18 Oct 1932  
Fg Off William M Keddie  7 Feb 1933  
Fg Off William J Craig 24 Oct 1933
Plt Off William D Anderson 18 Oct 1933  
Plt Off Arthur J Biggar 18 Oct 1933  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Wallace G S Wood 15 Oct 1931
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Andrew Harvey 21 Oct 1932 MB, BCh
Flt Lt Victor H Tomkins 12 May 1933 MRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II William Morgan 11 Mar 1933  
WO II Charles Oakley 15 Mar 1932  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Peshawar, India RAF India/No 1 (Indian) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Leslie N Hollinghurst

 9 Nov 1932 Officer Commanding, OBE, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Robert Menzies 23 Mar 1933  
Flt Lt

David F W Atcherley

29 May 1933 later AVM
Flt Lt John Norwood  7 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt Terence J Arbuthnot 18 Oct 1932 Signals duties
Flt Lt Walter R Munro Higgs 30 Jul 1932  
Fg Off

David W Bayne

 1 Sep 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John R Watson 16 Oct 1931  
Fg Off William J Brighty  1 Apr 1934  
Fg Off George P K Donaldson 12 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Arthur H Garland  5 Mar 1934  
Fg Off Cyril N Carpenter 11 Oct 1932  
Fg Off Alan Pyke 18 Oct 1932 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Eric F Porter 18 Oct 1932  
Fg Off William S P Simonds 26 Feb 1934  
Fg Off William J Craig 24 Oct 1933
Plt Off William D Anderson 18 Oct 1933  
Plt Off Arthur J Biggar 18 Oct 1933  
Plt Off Charles F Pearce 15 Feb 1934  
Plt Off William B Murray  8 Mar 1934  
Plt Off Alexander J Kennedy 26 Feb 1934  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Wallace G S Wood 15 Oct 1931
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Andrew Harvey 21 Oct 1932 MB, BCh
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Charles Ripley 12 Mar 1933  
WO II William Morgan 11 Mar 1933  
WO II Charles Oakley 15 Mar 1932  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Peshawar, India RAF India/No 1 (Indian) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr James McG Fairweather 28 Sep 1934 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt Harry R McL Reid 21 Nov 1934 DFC
Flt Lt

David F W Atcherley

29 May 1933 later AVM
Flt Lt John Norwood  7 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt Terence J Arbuthnot 18 Oct 1932 Signals duties
Flt Lt Francis C Cole 27 Oct 1934  
Fg Off Arthur H Garland  5 Mar 1934  
Fg Off William S P Simonds 26 Feb 1934  
Fg Off William J Craig 24 Oct 1933
Fg Off Claude R D L Lloyd 30 Mar 1935  
Fg Off Theodore U Rolfe 30 Mar 1935  
Fg Off Robert J Gosnell 30 Mar 1935  
Fg Off William D Anderson 18 Oct 1933  
Fg Off Arthur J Biggar 18 Oct 1933  
Fg Off William B Murray  8 Mar 1934  
Fg Off Alexander J Kennedy 26 Feb 1934  
Fg Off Charles F Pearce 15 Feb 1934  
Fg Off Eric T Smith 10 Oct 1934  
Plt Off Charles M B Renshaw 10 Oct 1934  
Plt Off Peter H Dutton 10 Oct 1934  
Plt Off Robert C F Lister 28 Feb 1935  
Plt Off Christopher L Y Wright 28 Feb 1935  
Stores Branch
Fg Off William A Lee  2 Feb 1935
Medical Branch
Flt Lt James F Sandow 19 Dec 1933 MRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officers
WO Charles Oakley 15 Mar 1932  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II George D Merron 17 Nov 1933  
WO II William Morgan 11 Mar 1933  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax (from Dec 1935) Peshawar, India RAF India/No 3 (Indian) Wing

Hawker Audax

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr James McG Fairweather 28 Sep 1934 Officer Commanding, DFC
Sqn Ldr

Leonard de V Chisman

14 Apr 1936 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Cyril M Heard

30 Sep 1935 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Terence J Arbuthnot 18 Oct 1932 Signals duties
Flt Lt H McC White 24 Feb 1936  
Fg Off William S P Simonds 26 Feb 1934  
Fg Off William J Craig 24 Oct 1933
Fg Off Claude R D L Lloyd 30 Mar 1935  
Fg Off Theodore U Rolfe 30 Mar 1935  
Fg Off William D Anderson 18 Oct 1933 DFC
Fg Off Arthur J Biggar 18 Oct 1933  
Fg Off William B Murray  8 Mar 1934  
Fg Off Alexander J Kennedy 26 Feb 1934  
Fg Off Charles F Pearce 15 Feb 1934  
Fg Off Eric T Smith 10 Oct 1934  
Fg Off Charles M B Renshaw 10 Oct 1934  
Fg Off Peter H Dutton 10 Oct 1934  
Fg Off Robert C F Lister 28 Feb 1935  
Fg Off Christopher L Y Wright 28 Feb 1935  
Fg Off Richard L Vivian 17 Oct 1935  
Plt Off J B Black 14 Mar 1936  
Plt Off R M Coad 18 Mar 1936  
Plt Off A N Cole 18 Mar 1936  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off William A Lee  2 Feb 1935
Medical Branch
Flt Lt James F Sandow 19 Dec 1933 MRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officers
WO Charles Oakley 15 Mar 1932  
WO F P Gee 25 Feb 1936  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

August 1936

Source - August 1936 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
2 Dec 1936 Miranshah
24 Dec 1936 Peshawar
7 Jan 1937 Miranshah
16 Jan 1937 Peshawar
20 Apr 1937 Miranshah

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax Miranshah RAF India/No 3 (Indian) Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Leonard de V Chisman

14 Apr 1936 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Terence J Arbuthnot 18 Oct 1932 Signals duties
Flt Lt R J Carvell 15 Sep 1936  
Flt Lt C H Turner 15 Sep 1936  
Flt Lt F C Daubney 20 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt William S P Simonds 26 Feb 1934  
Fg Off Peter H Dutton 10 Oct 1934  
Fg Off Robert C F Lister 28 Feb 1935  
Fg Off Christopher L Y Wright 28 Feb 1935  
Fg Off Richard L Vivian 17 Oct 1935  
Fg Off J B Black 14 Mar 1936
Fg Off R M Coad 18 Mar 1936  
Fg Off A N Cole 18 Mar 1936  
Plt Off L E Cryer 24 Oct 1936  
Plt Off G A L Cheatle 15 Oct 1936  
Plt Off A G T James 15 Oct 1936  
Plt Off C H Jones 15 Oct 1936  
Plt Off N A N Bray 24 Oct 1936  
Plt Off G H N Gibson 24 Oct 1936  
Plt Off R B Cox 24 Oct 1936  
Plt Off P M J Evans 11 Feb 1937  
Plt Off C P V Hervey 11 Feb 1937  
APO T H Parrott 22 May 1937  
Equipment Branch
Flt Lt William A Lee  2 Feb 1935
Medical Branch
Flt Lt J L Walsh 20 Apr 1937 MB, BS
Warrant Officers
WO F P Gee 25 Feb 1936  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
14 Aug 1937 Peshawar
13 May 1938 Miranshah

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax Miranshah RAF India/No 1 (Indian) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Basil E Embry

16 Nov 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Richard L Vivian 17 Oct 1935  
Flt Lt F C Daubney 20 Apr 1937  
Act Flt Lt

Tristram B de la P Beresford

22 Dec 1937 later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt R M Coad 18 Mar 1936  
Act Flt Lt A N Cole 18 Mar 1936  
Fg Off L E Cryer 24 Oct 1936  
Fg Off N A N Bray 24 Oct 1936  
Fg Off A G T James 15 Oct 1936  
Fg Off C H Jones 15 Oct 1936
Fg Off G H N Gibson 24 Oct 1936  
Plt Off R B Cox 24 Oct 1936  
Plt Off P M J Evans 11 Feb 1937  
Plt Off C P V Hervey 11 Feb 1937  
Plt Off J G Fraser  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off C A Harris  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off R T Frogley  8 Mar 1938  
Plt Off T L Howell  8 Mar 1938  
Plt Off M D Day  5 Apr 1938  
Plt Off Ronald G Knott  8 Mar 1938 later AVM
Equipment Branch
Flt Lt A Selby  1 Feb 1938
Medical Branch
Flt Lt J L Walsh 20 Apr 1937 MB, BS
Education Officer
Mr C H Sleightholme 21 Sep 1937 Grade III, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO N Gardner 27 Oct 1937 DFM

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax Miranshah RAF India/No 1 (Indian) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Roger C Mead

 1 Oct 1938 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Richard L Vivian 17 Oct 1935  
Flt Lt O H D Blomfield  5 Nov 1938 Signals duties
Act Flt Lt

Tristram B de la P Beresford

22 Dec 1937 later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt R M Coad 18 Mar 1936  
Act Flt Lt A N Cole 18 Mar 1936  
Fg Off N A N Bray 24 Oct 1936 DFC
Fg Off A G T James 15 Oct 1936  
Fg Off C H Jones 15 Oct 1936
Fg Off G H N Gibson 24 Oct 1936  
Fg Off R B Cox 24 Oct 1936  
Fg Off P M J Evans 11 Feb 1937  
Fg Off C P V Hervey 11 Feb 1937  
Fg Off J G Fraser  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off C A Harris  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off R T Frogley  8 Mar 1938  
Plt Off T L Howell  8 Mar 1938  
Plt Off M D Day  5 Apr 1938  
Plt Off Ronald G Knott  8 Mar 1938 later AVM
Plt Off P J A Byers 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off S T Cooper 25 Oct 1938  
Equipment Branch
Flt Lt A Selby  1 Feb 1938
Fg Off D J Barber 11 Nov 1938
Medical Branch
Flt Lt J L Walsh 20 Apr 1937 MB, BS
Education Officer
Mr C H Sleightholme 21 Sep 1937 Grade III, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO N Gardner 27 Oct 1937 DFM
WO H L Pilford 21 Aug 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax Miranshah RAF India/No 1 (Indian) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Roger C Mead

 1 Oct 1938 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Richard L Vivian 17 Oct 1935  
Flt Lt O H D Blomfield  5 Nov 1938 Signals duties
Flt Lt

Tristram B de la P Beresford

22 Dec 1937 later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt R M Coad 18 Mar 1936  
Act Flt Lt N A N Bray 24 Oct 1936 DFC
Fg Off A G T James 15 Oct 1936  
Fg Off C H Jones 15 Oct 1936
Fg Off G H N Gibson 24 Oct 1936  
Fg Off P M J Evans 11 Feb 1937  
Fg Off C P V Hervey 11 Feb 1937  
Fg Off J G Fraser  8 Jan 1938  
Fg Off R T Frogley  8 Mar 1938  
Plt Off C A Harris  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off T L Howell  8 Mar 1938  
Plt Off M D Day  5 Apr 1938  
Plt Off Ronald G Knott  8 Mar 1938 later AVM
Plt Off P J A Byers 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off S T Cooper 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off J H Iremonger 23 Dec 1938  
Plt Off A D Mitchell 23 Dec 1938 later A/Cdre
Plt Off A MacC Stott 10 Feb 1939  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off D J Barber 11 Nov 1938
Medical Branch
Flt Lt J L Walsh 20 Apr 1937 MB, BS
Flt Lt R G Haynes 10 Feb 1939 MRCS, LRCP
Education Officer
Mr C H Sleightholme 21 Sep 1937 Grade III, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO N Gardner 27 Oct 1937 DFM
WO G J Goldstone 27 Oct 1937  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax Miranshah RAF India/No 1 (Indian) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Roger C Mead

 1 Oct 1938 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Richard L Vivian 17 Oct 1935  
Flt Lt O H D Blomfield  5 Nov 1938 Signals duties
Flt Lt

Tristram B de la P Beresford

22 Dec 1937 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt R M Coad 18 Mar 1936  
Act Flt Lt N A N Bray 24 Oct 1936 DFC
Fg Off A G T James 15 Oct 1936  
Fg Off C H Jones 15 Oct 1936
Fg Off G H N Gibson 24 Oct 1936  
Fg Off C P V Hervey 11 Feb 1937  
Fg Off J G Fraser  8 Jan 1938  
Fg Off R T Frogley  8 Mar 1938  
Plt Off C A Harris  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off T L Howell  8 Mar 1938  
Plt Off M D Day  5 Apr 1938  
Plt Off Ronald G Knott  8 Mar 1938 later AVM
Plt Off P J A Byers 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off S T Cooper 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off J H Iremonger 23 Dec 1938  
Plt Off A D Mitchell 23 Dec 1938 later A/Cdre
Plt Off A MacC Stott 10 Feb 1939  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off D J Barber 11 Nov 1938
Medical Branch
Flt Lt J L Walsh 20 Apr 1937 MB, BS
Flt Lt R G Haynes 10 Feb 1939 MRCS, LRCP
Education Officer
Mr C H Sleightholme 21 Sep 1937 Grade III, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO N Gardner 27 Oct 1937 DFM
WO G J Goldstone 27 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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