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No 27 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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Reformed on 1 April 1920 at Mianwali by redesignating No 99 Squadron, moving to Risalpur on 14 April.

July 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Risalpur, India Indian Group

DH 9A of No 27 Squadron

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Roland J Mounsey A 22 Apr 1920 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt Claude R Cox A  4 Nov 1918 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John L Vachell A 12 Jan 1920 MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Arthur D Pryor A 12 Jan 1920 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John P Hosford Med xx xxx 1919 Medical Officer, MB
Fg Off James H Butler A xx xxx xxxx  
Fg Off Brian A S Lewin A 25 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Louis Murphy A

12 Jan 1920

MC
Fg Off James H Dand A  7 Apr 1920 MBE
Fg Off Charles H Waters A 12 Apr 1919  
Fg Off Orwell E Sharpe A 25 Apr 1918  
Fg Off Thomas Rose A 28 Jan 1920 DFC
Fg Off Alan F Alexander A 28 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Thomas C James T 13 Apr 1920  
Obs Off Eric C Delamain O 25 Apr 1919 MC
Fg Off Harold A L Pattison A  6 Nov 1918  
Obs Off John S F Watson O 17 Jan 1919  
Fg Off Sydney G Newport T  4 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Lewin B Duggan A & S 30 Aug 1918  
Fg Off William R Fairbairn Ad xx Jan 1920  
Fg Off Herbert E King A 25 Apr 1919  
Fg Off John W F Merer A  9 Oct 1918 later AVM
Fg Off Palmer J Parry A 28 Jan 1920  
Obs Off Reginald A C Brie O 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Ian G G Edgar A 19 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Oscar A P Heron A 28 Jan 1920 DFC
Obs Off Bernard J Malyan O 29 Apr 1919  
Obs Off Joe Davison O 25 Apr 1919  
Obs Off Arthur L Willcox O 11 Apr 1919  
Fg Off David C Duncan A 23 Apr 1919  
Obs Off Edwin Cuthbert O xx xxx xxxx  

Source - July 1920 Air Force List

August 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Risalpur, India Indian Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Roland J Mounsey A 22 Apr 1920 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt Claude R Cox A  4 Nov 1918 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John L Vachell A 12 Jan 1920 MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Arthur D Pryor A 12 Jan 1920 later A/Cdre
Fg Off James H Butler A xx xxx xxxx  
Fg Off Brian A S Lewin A 25 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Louis Murphy A

12 Jan 1920

MC
Fg Off James H Dand A  7 Apr 1920 MBE
Fg Off Charles H Waters A 12 Apr 1919  
Fg Off Orwell E Sharpe A 25 Apr 1918  
Fg Off Alan F Alexander A 28 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Thomas Rose A 28 Jan 1920 DFC
Fg Off Thomas C James T 13 Apr 1920  
Obs Off Eric C Delamain O 25 Apr 1919 MC
Fg Off Harold A L Pattison A  6 Nov 1918  
Obs Off John S F Watson O 17 Jan 1919  
Fg Off Charles H N Nunn T  1 Aug 1920  
Fg Off Lewin B Duggan A & S 30 Aug 1918  
Fg Off William R Fairbairn Ad xx Jan 1920  
Fg Off Herbert E King A 25 Apr 1919  
Fg Off John W F Merer A  9 Oct 1918 later AVM
Fg Off Palmer J Parry A 28 Jan 1920  
Obs Off Reginald A C Brie O 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Ian G G Edgar A 19 Dec 1919  
Obs Off Patrick J Hayes O 24 Jul 1920 AFC
Fg Off Oscar A P Heron A 28 Jan 1920 DFC
Obs Off Bernard J Malyan O 29 Apr 1919  
Obs Off Joe Davison O 25 Apr 1919  
Obs Off Arthur L Willcox O 11 Apr 1919  
Fg Off David C Duncan A 23 Apr 1919  
Obs Off Edwin Cuthbert O xx xxx xxxx  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt John P Hosford Med xx xxx 1919 Medical Officer, MB

Source - August 1920 Air Force List

April 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Risalpur, India Indian Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Roland J Mounsey A 22 Ap r 1920 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt Eustace O Grenfell A  6 Jan 1921 MC, AFC
Flt Lt John L Vachell A 12 Jan 1920 MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Arthur F Brooke A 28 Aug 1920  
Fg Off James H Butler A  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Brian A S Lewin A 25 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Louis Murphy A

12 Jan 1920

MC
Fg Off Edward E Turner A 11 Feb 1921 DFC
Fg Off Charles H Waters A 12 Apr 1919  
Fg Off Orwell E Sharpe A 25 Apr 1918  
Fg Off Thomas Rose A 28 Jan 1920 DFC
Fg Off Cecil Jackson A 23 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Thomas C James T 13 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Harold A L Pattison A  6 Nov 1918  
Fg Off Charles H N Nunn T  1 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Lewin B Duggan A & S 30 Aug 1918  
Fg Off John W F Merer A  9 Oct 1918 later AVM
Fg Off Palmer J Parry A 28 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Ian G G Edgar A 19 Dec 1919  
Obs Off Patrick J Hayes O 24 Jul 1920 AFC
Fg Off David C Duncan A 23 Apr 1919  

Source - April 1921 Air Force List

July 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Risalpur, India Indian Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Roland J Mounsey A 22 Ap r 1920 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt Eustace O Grenfell A  6 Jan 1921 MC, AFC
Flt Lt John L Vachell A 12 Jan 1920 MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Arthur F Brooke A 28 Aug 1920  
Fg Off James H Butler A  1 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Brian A S Lewin A 25 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Louis Murphy A

12 Jan 1920

MC
Fg Off Edward E Turner A 11 Feb 1921 DFC
Fg Off Charles H Waters A 12 Apr 1919  
Fg Off Orwell E Sharpe A 25 Apr 1918  
Fg Off Thomas Rose A 28 Jan 1920 DFC
Fg Off Cecil Jackson A 23 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Thomas C James T 13 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Noel H Jay A  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Harold A L Pattison A  6 Nov 1918  
Fg Off Charles H N Nunn T  1 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Lewin B Duggan A & S 30 Aug 1918  
Fg Off John W F Merer A  9 Oct 1918 later AVM
Fg Off Palmer J Parry A 28 Jan 1920  
Obs Off Patrick J Hayes O 24 Jul 1920 AFC
Fg Off David C Duncan A 23 Apr 1919  
Fg Off Percy Chauney A  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Richard S Walter A  8 Mar 1921  

Source - July 1921 Air Force List

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

July 1922

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Risalpur, India Indian Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Roland J Mounsey 22 Apr 1920 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt Eustace O Grenfell  6 Jan 1921 MC, AFC
Flt Lt Reginald T B Houghton  7 Apr 1922 AFC
Fg Off Rene J M de St Leger 19 Jan 1922  
Fg Off George H Harrison  7 Mar 1922 DFC
Fg Off Edward E Turner 11 Feb 1921 DFC, killed in action - 28 Dec 1922
Fg Off Stafford B Harris 24 Nov 1921 AFC
Fg Off Charles H Waters 12 Apr 1919  
Fg Off John Oliver 27 Sep 1921 AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Orwell E Sharpe 25 Apr 1918  
Fg Off Robert B Luard 24 Nov 1921 Killed in a flying accident - 17 Aug 1922
Fg Off Cecil Jackson 23 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Thomas C James 13 Apr 1920  
Fg Off John W F Merer  9 Oct 1918 later AVM
Obs Off Patrick J Hayes 24 Jul 1920 AFC
Fg Off Walter Anderson  6 May 1922  
Fg Off David C Duncan 23 Apr 1919 Killed in a flying accident - 17 Aug 1922
Fg Off Percy Chauney  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Richard S Walter  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Wilfred A Chase  5 May 1922  
Plt Off William A B Brook  7 Mar 1922 later AVM
Plt Off Noel C Hayter-Hames  7 Mar 1922  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Edwin N H Gray  2 Jan 1922  

Source - July 1922 Air Force List

From 14 December 1922 until 20 April 1923, when it returned to Risalpur, it was based at Dardoni

May 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Risalpur, India No 2 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Roland J Mounsey 22 Apr 1920 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt Phillip G Scott  5 Jan 1923  
Flt Lt Reginald T B Houghton  7 Apr 1922 AFC
Flt Lt Kenelm A Lister-Kaye 15 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Rene J M de St Leger 19 Jan 1922  
Fg Off Stafford B Harris 24 Nov 1921 AFC
Fg Off John Oliver 27 Sep 1921 AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off John W F Merer  9 Oct 1918 later AVM
Fg Off Albert E Platford 15 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Charles S Hartung 23 Feb 1923 MM
Fg Off Percy Chauney  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Wilfred A Chase  5 May 1922  
Fg Off Phillip W Adams 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Edward J Dashwood 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Geoffrey P F Hills 13 Dec 1922  
Plt Off William A B Brook  7 Mar 1922 later AVM
Plt Off Noel C Hayter-Hames  7 Mar 1922  
Medical Branch
Fg Off James D Leahy  8 Jan 1923 MC, MB, BA

Source - May 1923 Air Force List

July 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Risalpur, India No 2 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Ralph P Whitehead 15 Mar 1923 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Phillip G Scott  5 Jan 1923  
Flt Lt Reginald T B Houghton  7 Apr 1922 AFC
Flt Lt Kenelm A Lister-Kaye 15 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Rene J M de St Leger 19 Jan 1922  
Fg Off Stafford B Harris 24 Nov 1921 AFC
Fg Off Horace W Westaway 22 Apr 1923  
Fg Off John Oliver 27 Sep 1921 AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off John W F Merer  9 Oct 1918 later AVM
Fg Off Albert E Platford 15 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Charles S Hartung 23 Feb 1923 MM
Fg Off Percy Chauney  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Cyril A Mason 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Wilfred A Chase  5 May 1922  
Fg Off Phillip W Adams 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Edward J Dashwood 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Geoffrey P F Hills 13 Dec 1922  
Obs Off Gerald C Sclater 23 Feb 1923  
Plt Off William A B Brook  7 Mar 1922 later AVM
Plt Off Noel C Hayter-Hames  7 Mar 1922  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Alfred G Knight 23 Feb 1923  
Medical Branch
Fg Off James D Leahy  8 Jan 1923 MC, MB, BA

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

January 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Risalpur, India No 2 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Ralph P Whitehead 15 Mar 1923 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Phillip G Scott  5 Jan 1923  
Flt Lt Frederic H Laurence 14 Sep 1923 MC
Flt Lt Reginald T B Houghton  7 Apr 1922 AFC
Flt Lt Kenelm A Lister-Kaye 15 Feb 1923  
Flt Lt Stafford B Harris 24 Nov 1921 AFC
Flt Lt Strang Graham 23 Nov 1923 MC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Rene J M de St Leger 19 Jan 1922  
Fg Off Clifford W Busk 23 Nov 1923 MC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Horace W Westaway 22 Apr 1923  
Fg Off John Oliver 27 Sep 1921 AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Albert J E Broomfield 15 Oct 1923 DFC
Fg Off Charles E H Allen 14 Sep 1923 DFC
Fg Off John Bradbury 17 Jun 1923  
Fg Off Albert E Platford 15 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Charles S Hartung 23 Feb 1923 MM
Fg Off Cyril A Mason 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Wilfred A Chase  5 May 1922  
Fg Off David J Hugh-Jones 30 Jun 1923  
Fg Off Phillip W Adams 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Edward J Dashwood 13 Dec 1922  
Obs Off Gerald C Sclater 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off William A B Brook  7 Mar 1922 later AVM
Fg Off Noel C Hayter-Hames  7 Mar 1922  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Alfred G Knight 23 Feb 1923  

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

May 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Risalpur, India No 2 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Ralph P Whitehead 15 Mar 1923 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Stafford B Harris 24 Nov 1921 AFC
Flt Lt Strang Graham 23 Nov 1923 MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Clifford W Busk 23 Nov 1923 MC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Rene J M de St Leger 19 Jan 1922  
Fg Off Horace W Westaway 22 Apr 1923  
Fg Off John Oliver 27 Sep 1921 AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Charles E H Allen 14 Sep 1923 DFC
Fg Off Amos F James 29 Dec 1923  
Fg Off John Bradbury 17 Jun 1923  
Fg Off Albert E Platford 15 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Charles S Hartung 23 Feb 1923 MM
Fg Off Cyril A Mason 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Wilfred A Chase  5 May 1922  
Fg Off Edward J Dashwood 13 Dec 1922  
Obs Off Gerald C Sclater 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Noel C Hayter-Hames  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off William A B Brook  7 Mar 1922 later AVM

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Alfred G Knight 23 Feb 1923  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Charles A Lindup 28 Dec 1923  

Source - May 1924 Air Force List

 
Movement Date Location
26 May 1925 Peshawar

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 Peshawar, India No 2 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Lionel M Bailey 27 Nov 1924 Officer Commanding, AFC
Flt Lt John L M de C Hughes-Chamberlain 13 Sep 1924  
Flt Lt Strang Graham 23 Nov 1923 MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William N Cumming  4 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Rene J M de St Leger 19 Jan 1922  
Fg Off James G Western 27 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Charles E H Allen 14 Sep 1923 later AVM
Fg Off John Bradbury 17 Jun 1923  
Fg Off Henry A Boniface 25 Jan 1924  
Fg Off Wilfred A Chase  5 May 1922  
Fg Off Edward F Colam 22 May 1924  
Fg Off Frederick G S Mitchell 12 Sep 1924 later AVM
Fg Off William A D Brook  7 Mar 1922 later AVM
Fg Off William P Wiltshire 21 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Cyril J A Delany 13 Feb 1925  
Plt Off Darrell C Burnley 23 Sep 1924  
Plt Off Charles N A B Mumby 23 Sep 1924  
Plt Off William J Brett 17 Mar 1925  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Ernest V E Andrewartha 22 Dec 1923  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Christopher P Barber 23 Mar 1924  

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
12 Oct 1925 Risalpur

March 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Risalpur, India No 2 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Lionel M Bailey 27 Nov 1924 Officer Commanding, AFC
Flt Lt John L M de C Hughes-Chamberlain 13 Sep 1924  
Flt Lt Charles E H Allen 14 Sep1923 DFC; later AVM
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Edgar H D Spence 15 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Henry A Boniface 25 Jan 1924  
Fg Off Frank W Foster  2 Oct 1925 DFC, DSM
Fg Off Wilfred A Chase  5 May 1922  
Fg Off Edward F Colam 22 May 1924  
Fg Off William A D Brook  7 Mar 1922 later AVM
Fg Off William P Wiltshire 21 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Cyril J A Delany 13 Feb 1925  
Fg Off

James L F Fuller-Good

18 Nov 1925  later AVM
Fg Off Darrell C Burnley 23 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Charles N A B Mumby 23 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Robert O Jones 15 Oct 1925 later AM
Fg Off William J Brett 17 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Aubrey N Francombe 18 Nov 1925  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off William A G Goldsworthy 18 Nov 1925  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Christopher P Barber 23 Mar 1924  
Fg Off Gerard J Hanly 18 Dec 1925  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Risalpur, India No 2 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Lionel M Bailey 27 Nov 1924 Officer Commanding, AFC
Flt Lt John L M de C Hughes-Chamberlain 13 Sep 1924  
Flt Lt Strang Graham 23 Nov 1923 MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Charles E H Allen 14 Sep1923 DFC; later AVM
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Edgar H D Spence 15 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Frank W Foster  2 Oct 1925 DFC, DSM
Fg Off Wilfred A Chase  5 May 1922  
Fg Off Cyril J A Delany 13 Feb 1925  
Fg Off

James L F Fuller-Good

18 Nov 1925  later AVM
Fg Off Darrell C Burnley 23 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Charles N A B Mumby 23 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Robert O Jones 15 Oct 1925 later AM
Fg Off Aubrey N Francombe 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Hector S Martin 10 Mar 1926  
Fg Off Claude W L Trusk  8 Feb 1926  
Plt Off William A Shorten 18 May 1926  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off William A G Goldsworthy 18 Nov 1925  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Gerard J Hanly 18 Dec 1925  

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Risalpur, India No 2 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Lionel M Bailey 27 Nov 1924 Officer Commanding, AFC
Flt Lt John L M de C Hughes-Chamberlain 13 Sep 1924  
Flt Lt Strang Graham 23 Nov 1923 MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Charles E H Allen 14 Sep1923 DFC; later AVM
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Edgar H D Spence 15 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Frank W Foster  2 Oct 1925 Signals Duties, DFC, DSM
Fg Off Cyril J A Delany 13 Feb 1925 Armament Duties
Fg Off

James L F Fuller-Good

18 Nov 1925  later AVM
Fg Off Darrell C Burnley 23 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Charles N A B Mumby 23 Sep 1924  
Fg Off William J P Sloan 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Aubrey N Francombe 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Hector S Martin 10 Mar 1926  
Fg Off Claude W L Trusk  8 Feb 1926  
Fg Off William A Shorten 18 May 1926  
Plt Off George P Butcher 10 Sep 1926  
Plt Off Walter S Townend  7 Jul 1926  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off William A G Goldsworthy 18 Nov 1925  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Gerard J Hanly 18 Dec 1925  

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Risalpur, India RAF India/No 2 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Lionel M Bailey 27 Nov 1924 Officer Commanding, AFC
Flt Lt John L M de C Hughes-Chamberlain 13 Sep 1924  
Flt Lt Strang Graham 23 Nov 1923 MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Charles E H Allen 14 Sep1923 DFC; later AVM
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Edgar H D Spence 15 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Frank W Foster  2 Oct 1925 Signals duties, DFC, DSM
Fg Off Wilfred A Chase  5 May 1922  
Fg Off Cyril J A Delany 13 Feb 1925  
Fg Off

James L F Fuller-Good

18 Nov 1925 Photographic duties;  later AVM
Fg Off Darrell C Burnley 23 Sep 1924  
Fg Off William J P Sloan 21 Sep 1926 Armament duties
Fg Off Aubrey N Francombe 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Hector S Martin 10 Mar 1926  
Fg Off Claude W L Trusk  8 Feb 1926  
Fg Off William A Shorten 18 May 1926  
Fg Off Richard D Adams  7 Apr 1927  
Fg Off George P Butcher 10 Sep 1926  
Plt Off Walter S Townend  7 Jul 1926  
Plt Off Edward G Olsen 20 May 1927  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off William A G Goldsworthy 18 Nov 1925  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Gerard J Hanly 18 Dec 1925  

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

 

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Risalpur, India RAF India/No 2 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Lionel M Bailey 27 Nov 1924 Officer Commanding, AFC
Flt Lt Strang Graham 23 Nov 1923 MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Ian E Brodie

14 Nov 1927 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Arthur R Prendergast 21 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Frank W Foster  2 Oct 1925 Signals duties, DFC, DSM
Fg Off Richard E Bain 23 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Francis J Fressanges  1 Jan 1928 Pilotage (Navigation) duties; later AM
Fg Off

James L F Fuller-Good

18 Nov 1925 Photographic duties;  later AVM
Fg Off William J P Sloan 21 Sep 1926 Armament duties
Fg Off Claude W L Trusk  8 Feb 1926  
Fg Off George P Butcher 10 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Edward G Olsen 20 May 1927  
Fg Off James E McC Henderson  2 Aug 1927  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off William A G Goldsworthy 18 Nov 1925  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Thomas W Wilson  9 Nov 1927  

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Risalpur, India RAF India/No 2 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Lionel M Bailey 27 Nov 1924 Officer Commanding, AFC
Flt Lt

Ian E Brodie

14 Nov 1927 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Arthur R Prendergast 21 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Frank W Foster  2 Oct 1925 Signals duties, DFC, DSM
Fg Off Richard E Bain 23 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Francis J Fressanges  1 Jan 1928 Pilotage (Navigation) duties; later AM
Fg Off

James L F Fuller-Good

18 Nov 1925 Photographic duties;  later AVM
Fg Off William J P Sloan 21 Sep 1926 Armament duties
Fg Off Claude W L Trusk  8 Feb 1926  
Fg Off George P Butcher 10 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Edward G Olsen 20 May 1927  
Plt Off John R Mathews 13 Jun 1928  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off William A G Goldsworthy 18 Nov 1925  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Thomas W Wilson  9 Nov 1927  

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
17 Dec 1928 Kohat

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Kohat, India RAF India/No 1 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Lionel M Bailey 27 Nov 1924 Officer Commanding, AFC
Flt Lt Richard E Bain 23 Feb 1928  
Flt Lt

Ian E Brodie

14 Nov 1927 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Arthur R Prendergast 21 Feb 1928  
Flt Lt Francis J Fressanges  1 Jan 1928 later AM
Fg Off

James L F Fuller-Good

18 Nov 1925 Photographic duties;  later AVM
Fg Off William J P Sloan 21 Sep 1926 Armament duties
Fg Off James C H Tavendale  9 Mar 1929 Signals duties
Fg Off George P Butcher 10 Sep 1926  
Fg Off John R Mathews 13 Jun 1928  
Plt Off Harry J Cross 22 Oct 1928  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti (from Apr 1930) Kohat, India RAF India/No 1 (Indian Wing) Station

Wapiti IIA of No 27 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Francis W Trott  7 Mar 1930 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC
Flt Lt

James L F Fuller-Good

18 Nov 1925 Photographic duties;  later AVM
Flt Lt Archibald H H MacDonald  8 Oct 1929  
Flt Lt Eric C Delamain  8 Oct 1929 MC
Fg Off Hector S Martin 17 Mar 1930  
Fg Off John R Mathews 13 Jun 1928  
Fg Off Harry J Cross 22 Oct 1928  
Plt Off Ambrose M Cowell 17 Mar 1930  
Plt Off Ronald P Cauthery  9 Apr 1930  
Plt Off Percy B Lusk 17 Mar 1930  

-

6 Airman Pilots

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 Kohat, India RAF India/No 1 (Indian Wing) Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Francis W Trott  7 Mar 1930 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC
Flt Lt Eric C Delamain  8 Oct 1929 MC
Flt Lt Richard E Bain  9 Jul 1930  
Flt Lt

James L F Fuller-Good

18 Nov 1925 Photographic duties;  later AVM
Fg Off John R Mathews 13 Jun 1928  
Fg Off de Lancy Cooke  7 Nov 1930 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Ambrose M Cowell 17 Mar 1930  
Fg Off Ronald P Cauthery  9 Apr 1930  
Fg Off Percy B Lusk 17 Mar 1930  
Fg Off Philip F Canning 16 Sep 1930 Armament duties
Plt Off Hubert M Bowes-Lyon 17 Dec 1930  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Gerald M Bryer 14 Aug 1931 Officer Commanding, OBE, AFC
Flt Lt David F Anderson 24 Oct 1931 DFC, AFC
Flt Lt James W Lissett 30 Jan 1932  
Flt Lt John E G Thomas 19 Mar 1932  
Fg Off de Lancy Cooke  7 Nov 1930 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Ambrose M Cowell 17 Mar 1930  
Fg Off Ronald P Cauthery  9 Apr 1930  
Fg Off Percy B Lusk 17 Mar 1930  
Fg Off Alfred C Richardson 26 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Philip F Canning 16 Sep 1930 Armament duties
Fg Off Hubert M Bowes-Lyon 17 Dec 1930  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Gerald M Bryer 14 Aug 1931 Officer Commanding, OBE, AFC
Flt Lt James W Lissett 30 Jan 1932  
Flt Lt Bertram W T Hare 18 Mar 1933  
Flt Lt

Phillip Slocombe

 1 Feb 1933 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt de Lancy Cooke  7 Nov 1930 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off John C Atkins  1 Apr 1933  
Fg Off Norris Kirkham  1 Jan 1933  
Fg Off Hubert M Bowes-Lyon 17 Dec 1930  
Fg Off Henry N G Ransbottom-Isherwood  1 Jan 1933  
Plt Off Francis C de la P Beresford-Peirse  7 Feb 18933  
Plt Off John C Pope 28 Feb 1933 later AVM
Plt Off Peter S Salter 28 Feb 1933  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Gerald M Bryer 14 Aug 1931 Officer Commanding, OBE, AFC
Flt Lt James W Lissett 30 Jan 1932  
Flt Lt

Phillip Slocombe

 1 Feb 1933 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Raymond E Hall  2 Aug 1933  
Flt Lt Bertram W T Hare 18 Mar 1933  
Flt Lt de Lancy Cooke  7 Nov 1930 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off John C Atkins  1 Apr 1933  
Fg Off Norris Kirkham  1 Jan 1933  
Fg Off Hubert M Bowes-Lyon 17 Dec 1930  
Fg Off Henry N G Ransbottom-Isherwood  1 Jan 1933  
Fg Off Cecil L Monckton 22 Jan 1933  
Fg Off Joseph J Watts  4 Jul 1933  
Plt Off Francis C de la P Beresford-Peirse  7 Feb 18933  
Plt Off John C Pope 28 Feb 1933 later AVM
Plt Off Peter S Salter 28 Feb 1933  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt James W Lissett 30 Jan 1932  
Flt Lt Frederick H Isaac 19 Mar 1934 DFC
Flt Lt Raymond E Hall  2 Aug 1933  
Fg Off

John M Cohu

 5 Dec 1933 later AVM
Fg Off Norris Kirkham  1 Jan 1933  
Fg Off Henry N G Ransbottom-Isherwood  1 Jan 1933  
Fg Off Cecil L Monckton 22 Jan 1933  
Fg Off Humphrey W A Chesterman  6 May 1934  
Fg Off Joseph J Watts  4 Jul 1933  
Fg Off Robert A C Carter 13 Nov 1933  
Fg Off Francis C de la P Beresford-Peirse  7 Feb 18933  
Plt Off John C Pope 28 Feb 1933 later AVM
Plt Off Peter S Salter 28 Feb 1933  
Plt Off Rowan S Howe 24 Oct 1933  
Plt Off William M Graham 31 Jan 1934  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Kenneth H Riversdale-Elliot 27 Oct 1934 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Harold M S Wright 18 Nov 1934  
Flt Lt Aubrey W Elias 12 May 1935  
Flt Lt Raymond E Hall  2 Aug 1933  
Flt Lt

John M Cohu

 5 Dec 1933 later AVM
Fg Off Joseph J Watts  4 Jul 1933  
Fg Off

Charles Broughton

30 Mar 1935 later AM
Fg Off Thomas G L Gale 30 Mar 1935  
Fg Off

Willem R Brotherhood

30 Mar 1935 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Ronald A C Barclay 30 Mar 1935  
Fg Off Rowan S Howe 24 Oct 1933  
Plt Off Patrick B H Butler 14 Mar 1935  
Plt Off William M Graham 31 Jan 1934  
Plt Off Cyril C Hodder  7 Nov 1934  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

July 1936

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Kenneth H Riversdale-Elliot 27 Oct 1934 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Harold M S Wright 18 Nov 1934  
Flt Lt Aubrey W Elias 12 May 1935  
Flt Lt Garth R O'Sullivan  9 Sep 1935  
Fg Off Joseph J Watts  4 Jul 1933  
Fg Off

Charles Broughton

30 Mar 1935 later AM
Fg Off Rowan S Howe 24 Oct 1933  
Fg Off Patrick B H Butler 14 Mar 1935  
Fg Off William M Graham 31 Jan 1934  
Plt Off Cyril C Hodder  7 Nov 1934  
Plt Off E K Piercy 14 Mar 1936  
Plt Off J Darwen 14 Mar 1936  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

August 1936

Source - August 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Rowland Costa

 4 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre Rowland Coats
Flt Lt G G House  5 Oct 1936  
Fg Off Patrick B H Butler 14 Mar 1935  
Fg Off William M Graham 31 Jan 1934
Fg Off Cyril C Hodder  7 Nov 1934  
Fg Off E K Piercy 14 Mar 1936  
Plt Off J Darwen 14 Mar 1936  
Plt Off A C Rabagliati 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off A M K Phillips 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off J A W Lawrence 11 Mar 1937  
Plt Off B J Thomas 11 Mar 1937  
Plt Off F F Lambert 11 Feb 1937  
Warrant Officer
WO W J Ralphs 28 Nov 1934  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt C Stephenson  9 Apr 1938  
Flt Lt E K Piercy 14 Mar 1936  
Flt Lt C D Hackett 16 Oct 1937  
Fg Off J Darwen 14 Mar 1936  
Fg Off A C Rabagliati 15 Dec 1936
Fg Off A M K Phillips 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off B J Thomas 11 Mar 1937  
Plt Off F F Lambert 11 Feb 1937  
Plt Off R J Manton 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off F S Powley 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J H Dunn 18 Mar 1938  
APO G P French 27 Apr 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO W P Spinks 19 Mar 1937  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr W N McKechnie  9 Oct 1938 Officer Commanding, EGM
Flt Lt E K Piercy 14 Mar 1936  
Act Flt Lt J Darwen 14 Mar 1936  
Fg Off A C Rabagliati 15 Dec 1936
Fg Off A M K Phillips 15 Dec 1936  
Fg Off F R C Fowle 17 Sep 1938  
Fg Off W R Selkirk 13 Oct 1938  
Fg Off B J Thomas 11 Mar 1937  
Fg Off F F Lambert 11 Feb 1937  
Plt Off R J Manton 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off F S Powley 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J H Dunn 18 Mar 1938  
APO L W Davies  5 Nov 1938  
APO W E Bowden  5 Nov 1938  
APO G F Morley-Mower  5 Nov 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO W R Ratcliffe  2 Dec 1937  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr W N McKechnie  9 Oct 1938 Officer Commanding, EGM
Flt Lt W R Selkirk 13 Oct 1938  
Act Flt Lt J Darwen 14 Mar 1936  
Fg Off F R C Fowle 17 Sep 1938  
Fg Off F F Lambert 11 Feb 1937  
Fg Off B J Thomas 11 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R J Manton 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off F S Powley 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J H Dunn 18 Mar 1938  
APO L W Davies  5 Nov 1938  
APO W E Bowden  5 Nov 1938  
APO G F Morley-Mower  5 Nov 1938  
APO K F P Bond 30 Dec 1938
APO J A Carmichael 30 Dec 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO F B Bramley 23 Nov 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr W N McKechnie  9 Oct 1938 Officer Commanding, EGM
Flt Lt W R Selkirk 13 Oct 1938  
Act Flt Lt J Darwen 14 Mar 1936  
Act Flt Lt F R C Fowle 17 Sep 1938  
Fg Off F F Lambert 11 Feb 1937  
Fg Off B J Thomas 11 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R J Manton 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off F S Powley 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J H Dunn 18 Mar 1938  
Plt Off K F P Bond 30 Dec 1938
Plt Off J A Carmichael 30 Dec 1938  
APO L W Davies  5 Nov 1938  
APO W E Bowden  5 Nov 1938  
APO G F Morley-Mower  5 Nov 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO F B Bramley 23 Nov 1938  
WO H G Bignell 23 Nov 1938  

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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