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No 30 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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It was reformed from No 63 Squadron at Baghdad West on 1 February 1920.

July 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
RE8 Baghdad West, Mesopotamia Mesopotamian Group

RE8

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr William Sowrey A 31 Mar 1920 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Franks L Robinson A  1 Mar 1920 Flight Commander, DSO, MC
Flt Lt Frank Nuttall A 29 Feb 1920 Flight Commander, MC, DFC, AFC, killed in flying accident - 18 Sep 1920
Fg Off Hepworth A V Hill A  1 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Reginald F Browne A  9 Feb 1920 DFC
Fg Off Finlay McQuistan A 25 Mar 1920 DFC
Fg Off James A W Binnie A  9 Feb 1920
Fg Off Wilfred G Jacks A  1 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Henry A Anson A  1 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Edward J A J Burke A 25 Mar 1920  
Fg Off John R Bell A 21 Mar 1920 DFC
Fg Off William A Rochelle A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off William Sidebottom A 22 Apr 1920 DFC, failed to return - 8 Dec 1920
Fg Off Somerled D Macdonald A  1 Mar 1920 DFC; later AVM
Fg Off Phillip J T Baddiley A  1 Mar 1920  
Obs Off Alfred C Walker O  1 Apr 1918  
Fg Off Humphrey W Baggs A  1 Mar 1920  
Fg Off William Bentley A  9 Feb 1920 DFC
Fg Off John A H Savage SO 10 May 1920  
Fg Off Sydney F Woods A  1 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Graham C Bladon A 13 Mar 1920 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Frank C Daniel A  1 Mar 1920  
Fg Off William C Egerton A  1 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Frederick J H Ayscough A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Geldart Kidd A & S  9 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Oswald G Gregson A  9 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Harold B Williams A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Henry F V Battle A  9 Mar 1920 later A/Cdre
Fg Off George A Gowler A  9 Feb 1920  
Plt Off Eric R N Main A  1 Mar 1920

Source - July 1920 Air Force List

July 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A (from Oct 1920) Baghdad West, Mesopotamia Mesopotamian Group

DH 9A of No 30 Squadron

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr William Sowrey A 31 Mar 1920 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Raymond Collishaw A 12 Nov 1920 Flight Commander, DSO, OBE, DSC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt

Meredith Thomas

A xx xxx 1920 Flight Commander, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Edmund P Hardman A 12 Nov 1920 Flight Commander
Fg Off James A W Binnie A  9 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Edward J A Burke A 25 Mar 1920  
Fg Off John R Bell A 21 Mar 1920 DFC
Fg Off William A Rochelle A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off John  F T Barrett A 11 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Percy J Clayson A  8 Mar 1921 MC, DFC
Fg Off Noel L Desoer A 16 Jun 1920 later AVM
Fg Off Sydney T B Cripps A 12 Apr 1921  
Fg Off Humphrey W Baggs A  1 Mar 1920  
Fg Off William Bentley A  9 Feb 1920 DFC
Fg Off Graham C Bladon A 13 Mar 1920 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Henry G W Lock A 18 Jun 1920  
Fg Off Lawrence W Allen T 11 Jun 1920 MC
Fg Off Frederick J H Ayscough A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Geldart Kidd A & S  9 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Oswald G Gregson A  9 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Harold B Williams A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Henry F V Battle A  9 Mar 1920 later A/Cdre
Fg Off George A Gowler A  9 Feb 1920  
Obs Off Fawcett H Bugge O  7 Jun 1920  
Obs Off Albert J Redman O 4 Sep 1920 DFC

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 Baghdad West, Mesopotamia RAF Iraq

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Raymond Collishaw 12 Nov 1920 Officer Commanding, DSO, OBE, DSC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Richard S Lucy  8 Dec 1921 AFC
Flt Lt

Meredith Thomas

13 Feb 1920 AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Charles P O Bartlett 24 Feb 1922 DSC
Flt Lt Edmund P Hardman 12 Nov 1920 DFC
Flt Lt Samuel M Kinkead 31 Jan 1922 DSO, DSC, DFC
Fg Off Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury  7 Mar 1922 AFC; later AVM
Fg Off Duncan Maclaren  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off John  F T Barrett 11 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Sydney T B Cripps 12 Apr 1921  
Fg Off Evelyn A Locke-Waters  7 Mar 1922 Killed in a flying accident - 6 Oct 1922
Fg Off Robert S Bruce  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Guy Y Tyrrell  3 Dec 1921 MC
Fg Off Cyril E F Arthur  8 Dec 1921
Fg Off Gerald A Atkinson  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Frederick J Brunton  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Peter R Cawdell 24 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Thomas H French 31 Jan 1922 DFC
Fg Off Walter N Sherlock  4 Feb 1922  
Plt Off Edward H M David 15 Sep 1921  
Plt Off John G Hawtrey 21 Apr 1922 later AVM
Plt Off Robert D Whelan  7 Mar 1922  
Stores Officer
Fg Off Edwin I T Duffield  3 Dec 1921  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Thomas Montgomery 11 Oct 1921 MB, DPH, BA

Source - July 1922 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
3 Dec 1922 Hinaidi

July 1923

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Raymond Collishaw 12 Nov 1920 Officer Commanding, DSO, OBE, DSC, DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Ernest H Johnston 13 Dec 1922 Officer Commanding (designate), OBE
Flt Lt

Eric J D Routh

24 Dec 1922  
Flt Lt Richard S Lucy  8 Dec 1921 AFC
Flt Lt Noel Keeble 23 Feb 1923 DSO, DFC
Flt Lt Samuel M Kinkead 31 Jan 1922 DSO, DSC, DFC
Flt Lt John S Horsey 17 May 1823  
Fg Off Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury  7 Mar 1922 AFC; later AVM
Fg Off Duncan Maclaren  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Robert S Bruce  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Gerald A Atkinson  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Frederick J Brunton  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Peter R Cawdell 24 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Thomas H French 31 Jan 1922 DFC
Fg Off Walter N Sherlock  4 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Travis W Shortridge 14 Mar 1923  
Fg Off Marcus G Penny 14 Mar 1923  
Fg Off Edward H M David 15 Sep 1921  
Plt Off John G Hawtrey 21 Apr 1922 later AVM
Plt Off Robert D Whelan  7 Mar 1922  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Edgar V Bashford  3 May 1922  
Accountant
Fg Off William E V Richards 18 Jul 1922 later A/Cdre

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

January 1924

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Ernest H Johnston 13 Dec 1922 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt

Eric J D Routh

24 Dec 1922  
Flt Lt Noel Keeble 23 Feb 1923 DSO, DFC
Flt Lt Samuel M Kinkead 31 Jan 1922 DSO, DSC, DFC
Flt Lt Stanley F Vincent 14 Sep 1923 AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury  7 Mar 1922 AFC; later AVM
Fg Off John F Horsey 17 May 1923  
Fg Off Robert S Bruce  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Frank G Brockman 23 Nov 1923  
Fg Off Herbert J T Russell 23 Nov 1923  
Fg Off James L Airey 30 Jun 1923  
Fg Off Gerald A Atkinson  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Frederick J Brunton  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Peter R Cawdell 24 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Thomas H French 31 Jan 1922 DFC
Fg Off Walter N Sherlock  4 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Travis W Shortridge 14 Mar 1923  
Fg Off Marcus G Penny 14 Mar 1923  
Fg Off Edward H M David 15 Sep 1921  
Plt Off John G Hawtrey 21 Apr 1922 later AVM
Plt Off Robert D Whelan  7 Mar 1922  
Plt Off Charles E N Guest 14 Sep 1923 later AM

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Edgar V Bashford  3 May 1922  
Fg Off George C Wilson 14 Sep 1923  
Accountant
Fg Off William E V Richards 18 Jul 1922 later A/Cdre

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

May 1924

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

James M Robb

19 Jan 1924 Officer Commanding, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt

Eric J D Routh

24 Dec 1922  
Flt Lt Noel Keeble 23 Feb 1923 DSO, DFC
Flt Lt Samuel M Kinkead 31 Jan 1922 DSO, DSC, DFC
Flt Lt Stanley F Vincent 14 Sep 1923 AFC; later AVM
Fg Off John F Horsey 17 May 1923  
Fg Off Frank G Brockman 23 Nov 1923  
Fg Off James L Airey 30 Jun 1923  
Fg Off Gerald A Atkinson  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Frederick J Brunton  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Peter R Cawdell 24 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Thomas H French 31 Jan 1922 DFC
Fg Off Walter N Sherlock  4 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Robert L Edward  9 Jan 1924  
Fg Off Marcus G Penny 14 Mar 1923  
Fg Off Edward H M David 15 Sep 1921  
Plt Off John G Hawtrey 21 Apr 1922 later AVM
Plt Off Robert D Whelan  7 Mar 1922  
Plt Off Charles E N Guest 14 Sep 1923 later AM
Stores Branch
Fg Off George C Wilson 14 Sep 1923  
Accountant
Fg Off William E V Richards 18 Jul 1922 later A/Cdre

Source - May 1924 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
18 May 1924 Kirkuk

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 Kirkuk Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

James M Robb

19 Jan 1924 Officer Commanding, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt William S Caster 18 Sep 1924 MC
Flt Lt Sturley P Simpson  4 Feb 1925 later AVM
Flt Lt Noel Keeble 23 Feb 1923 DSO, DFC
Flt Lt Stanley F Vincent 14 Sep 1923 AFC; later AVM
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Frederick B Lawrie 30 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Frank G Brookman 23 Nov 1923  
Fg Off Robert L Edward  9 Jan 1924  
Fg Off Marcus G Penny 14 Mar 1923 Killed in a flying accident - 8 Jul 1925
Fg Off Charles E N Guest 14 Sep 1923 later AM
Fg Off Frank S Henderson  9 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Richard H Giles  6 Aug 1924  
Plt Off Hugh N Davies 27 Nov 1924  
Plt Off Cuthbert G M Anderson 23 Sep 1924  
Plt Off Leonard C Lewis 23 Sep 1924  
Plt Off Francis W L C Beaumont 18 Sep 1924  

-

4 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off George C Wilson  14 Sep 1923  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Frank M Hall 27 Nov 1924  

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
15 Feb 1926 Hinaidi

March 1926

 

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Francis H Coleman

 5 Jun 1925 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr William S Caster 18 Sep 1924 MC
Flt Lt Norman H Jenkins  9 Nov 1925 OBE, DFC, DSM
Flt Lt Frank G Brookman 23 Nov 1923  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) William F Humphrey 22 Sep 1925  
Fg Off Basil E Embry  1 Dec 1925 AFC; later ACM
Fg Off Charles E N Guest 14 Sep 1923 later AM
Fg Off Allen L R Duke 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Richard H Giles  6 Aug 1924  
Plt Off Hugh N Davies 27 Nov 1924  
Plt Off Cuthbert G M Anderson 23 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Rolf B H Jackson 29 Dec 1925  
Plt Off Frank M Denny 18 Nov 1925  

-

1 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off

Leslie J V Bates

22 Sep 1925 later AVM
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Frank M Hall 27 Nov 1924  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Francis H Coleman

 5 Jun 1925 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Richard Harrison

12 Feb 1926 later AVM
Flt Lt Norman H Jenkins  9 Nov 1925 OBE, DFC, DSM
Flt Lt James MacG Fairweather 11 Apr 1926 DFC
Flt Lt Frank G Brookman 23 Nov 1923  
Fg Off Basil E Embry  1 Dec 1925 AFC; later ACM
Fg Off Charles E N Guest 14 Sep 1923 later AM
Fg Off Allen L R Duke 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Richard H Giles  6 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Hugh N Davies 27 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Cuthbert G M Anderson 23 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Rolf B H Jackson 29 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Hugh M G Parker  5 Mar 1926  
Fg Off Frank M Denny 18 Nov 1925  
Plt Off Leslie R Mizen  5 Mar 1926  
Plt Off Phillip B Chubb 22 Feb 1926  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off

Leslie J V Bates

22 Sep 1925 later AVM
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Frank M Hall 27 Nov 1924  

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

 

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Francis H Coleman

 5 Jun 1925 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Howard O Long  1 Oct 1926 DSO
Flt Lt James MacG Fairweather 11 Apr 1926 DFC
Fg Off Basil E Embry  1 Dec 1925 AFC; later ACM
Fg Off Charles E N Guest 14 Sep 1923 later AM
Fg Off Allen L R Duke 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off George N P Stringer 21 Sep 1925 Armament duties
Fg Off Richard H Giles  6 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Hugh N Davies 27 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Cuthbert G M Anderson 23 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Rolf B H Jackson 29 Dec 1925 Pilotage (Navigation) Duties
Fg Off Hugh M G Parker  5 Mar 1926  
Fg Off Frank M Denny 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Leslie R Mizen  5 Mar 1926  
Fg Off John A E Inkster 27 Jul 1926  
Fg Off William F Bryanton 27 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Phillip B Chubb 22 Feb 1926  
Plt Off Henry A S Byrne  1 Oct 1926  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off

Leslie J V Bates

22 Sep 1925 later AVM
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Frank M Hall 27 Nov 1924  

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
11 Apr 1927 Kirkuk

July 1927

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Francis H Coleman

 5 Jun 1925 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Richard Harrison

12 Feb 1926 DFC, later AVM
Flt Lt Howard O Long  1 Oct 1926 DSO
Flt Lt Cuthbert J S Dearlove  1 Nov 1926  
Fg Off Sidney C Black  1 Apr 1927 Signals duties, MM
Fg Off Basil E Embry  1 Dec 1925 AFC; later ACM
Fg Off Maurice W J Boxall 18 Jan 1927 Armament duties
Fg Off Edward B Forster 11 Dec 1926  
Fg Off Charles E N Guest 14 Sep 1923 later AM
Fg Off Allen L R Duke 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Hugh M G Parker  5 Mar 1926  
Fg Off Frank M Denny 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Alfred T S Studdert  1 Nov 1926  
Fg Off Leslie R Mizen  5 Mar 1926  
Fg Off William F Bryanton 27 Jul 1926  
Fg Off John A E Inkster 27 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Henry A S Byrne  1 Oct 1926  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off

Leslie J V Bates

22 Sep 1925 later AVM
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Frank M Hall 27 Nov 1924  

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
27 Oct 1927 Hinaidi

July 1928

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Horace P Lale  2 Dec 1927 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Richard Harrison

12 Feb 1926 DFC, later AVM
Flt Lt

Eric D Barnes

22 Oct 1927 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John N Boothman 24 Feb 1928 later ACM
Flt Lt Gilbert H Smith  8 Mar 1928  
Flt Lt Ernest C Barlow 23 Mar 1928  
Fg Off Kenneth C Garvie 22 Oct 1927  
Fg Off Maxwell C W C Flint 20 Oct 1927 Signals duties, MC
Fg Off Alfred T S Studdert  1 Nov 1926  
Fg Off Leslie R Mizen  5 Mar 1926  
Fg Off William F Bryanton 27 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Henry A S Byrne  1 Oct 1926  
Fg Off John T Riggs 20 Sep 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Plt Off Harold V Forbes  3 Oct 1927  
Plt Off Robert F Gandy 24 Feb 1928 later A/Cdre

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off

Leslie J V Bates

22 Sep 1925 later AVM

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Horace P Lale  2 Dec 1927 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Ernest C Barlow 23 Mar 1928  
Flt Lt

Eric D Barnes

22 Oct 1927 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John N Boothman 24 Feb 1928 later ACM
Fg Off Maxwell C W C Flint 20 Oct 1927 Signals duties, MC
Fg Off Alfred T S Studdert  1 Nov 1926  
Fg Off Leslie R Mizen  5 Mar 1926  
Fg Off William F Bryanton 27 Jul 1926  
Fg Off John T Riggs 20 Sep 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Harold V Forbes  3 Oct 1927  
Plt Off Robert F Gandy 24 Feb 1928 later A/Cdre

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off

Leslie J V Bates

22 Sep 1925 later AVM

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A (until Sep 1929)

Westland Wapiti (from Apr 1929)

Hinaidi Iraq Command

Wapiti II of No 30 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Horace P Lale  2 Dec 1927 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Pat Murgatroyd

25 Jan 1929  
Flt Lt

John M Burd

18 Feb 1929 MC
Flt Lt Ernest C Barlow 23 Mar 1928  
Flt Lt Gilbert H Smith  8 Mar 1928  
Fg Off William F Bryanton 27 Jul 1926  
Fg Off

Richard Kellett

15 Jan 1929 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Henry J Walker 11 Jan 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Harold V Forbes  3 Oct 1927  
Fg Off

John Marson

11 Jan 1929 later AVM
Fg Off Robert F Gandy 24 Feb 1928 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Peter W M Wright  2 Aug 1928  
Plt Off Charles H R Little  3 Jan 1929  
Plt Off Geoffrey Wood 30 Oct 1928  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off

Osmond G Ridley

11 Jan 1929  

 

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
23 Oct 1929 Mosul

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Mosul Iraq Command

Wapiti IIA of No 30 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Robert V Goddard 18 Jan 1930 Officer Commanding; later AM
Flt Lt

Arthur P Ledger

18 Jan 1930 MBE; later AVM
Flt Lt John R Bell 29 Mar 1930 DFC
Flt Lt

Archibald J Rankin

 8 Feb 1930 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

John M Burd

18 Feb 1929 MC, died on 12 Oct 1930
Fg Off

Richard Kellett

15 Jan 1929 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Henry J Walker 11 Jan 1929  
Fg Off

John Marson

11 Jan 1929 Armament duties; later AVM
Fg Off Robert F Gandy 24 Feb 1928 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Peter W M Wright  2 Aug 1928  
Fg Off Charles P Hanlon 29 Mar 1930 Died - 26 Dec 1930
Fg Off Eric C Passmore 13 Jun 1929  
Plt Off Hugh L McCulloch 15 Nov 1929  
Plt Off Frederick A McNeill 29 Mar 1930  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off

Osmond G Ridley

11 Jan 1929  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off William S Calder  1 Oct 1929  
Education Officer
Lt Bernard A Bird 21 Jan 1930 Grade III

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Mosul Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Robert V Goddard 18 Jan 1930 Officer Commanding; later AM
Flt Lt

Arthur P Ledger

18 Jan 1930 MBE; later AVM
Flt Lt John R Bell 29 Mar 1930 DFC
Flt Lt

Archibald J Rankin

 8 Feb 1930 AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Richard C Warner 10 Nov 1930  
Fg Off Walter H Jones  7 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Eric C Passmore 13 Jun 1929  
Fg Off Geoffrey D Emms 27 Jan 1931
Fg Off Hugh L McCulloch 15 Nov 1929  
Fg Off Frederick A McNeill 29 Mar 1930  
Fg Off Arthur N Luxmoore 29 Mar 1930  
Plt Off Edward J P Davy 27 Jan 1931  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Leonard Taylor  2 Jan 1931 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off William S Calder  1 Oct 1929  
Education Officer
Lt Bernard A Bird 21 Jan 1930 Grade III

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Mosul Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr George S N Johnston  9 Jul 1931 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt John Bradbury 23 Jan 1932 DFC
Flt Lt

Gerard Combe

 4 Mar 1932 later AVM
Flt Lt Neville W F Mason 26 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Richard C Warner 10 Nov 1930  
Fg Off Geoffrey D Emms 27 Jan 1931
Fg Off Frank Whittingham  4 Mar 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Denis A Messiter 24 Oct 1931  
Fg Off John T Mynors 16 Oct 1931  
Fg Off Arthur N Luxmoore 29 Mar 1930  
Fg Off Edward J P Davy 27 Jan 1931  
Plt Off Kenneth Lea-Cox 18 Dec 1931  
Plt Off Thomas H L Nicholls 19 May 1932  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Leonard Taylor  2 Jan 1931 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off John H Glenn 28 Jun 1932  
Education Officer
Mr Harold Ashman 22 Jan 1932 Grade III, BSc

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Mosul Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Paul R T J M I C Chamberlayne

14 Jul 1932 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John Bradbury 23 Jan 1932 DFC
Flt Lt

Gerard Combe

 4 Mar 1932 later AVM
Flt Lt Neville W F Mason 26 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Frank Whittingham  4 Mar 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Denis A Messiter 24 Oct 1931  
Fg Off John T Mynors 16 Oct 1931  
Fg Off Anthony R Collins 28 Feb 1931  
Fg Off George F A Skelton 28 Feb 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Kenneth Lea-Cox 18 Dec 1931  
Fg Off Alan D Grace 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Terence G Lovell-Gregg 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Thomas H L Nicholls 19 May 1932  
Plt Off David L Dustin  1 Oct 1932  
Plt Off David Prowse  4 Oct 1932  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Flt Lt

William F Langdon

15 Mar 1933 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off John H Glenn 28 Jun 1932  
Education Officer
Mr Harold Ashman 22 Jan 1932 Grade III, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO II Albert E Easterbrook 23 Jan 1932 AFM
WO II Albert E L Endley  8 Feb 1933  
WO II John T Cuthbertson 14 Jan 1933  
WO II Leslie A Bett 17 Nov 1931  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Mosul Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Paul R T J M I C Chamberlayne

14 Jul 1932 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

David W F Bonham-Carter

16 Jan 1934 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Thomas B Prickman

18 Oct 193 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Richard J Legg

26 Feb 1934 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Anthony R Collins 28 Feb 1931 Adjutant
Fg Off George F A Skelton 28 Feb 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Alan D Grace 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Terence G Lovell-Gregg 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off David L Dustin  1 Oct 1932  
Plt Off David Prowse  4 Oct 1932  
Plt Off Henry S Miles  8 Sep 1933  
Plt Off Alexander Ross 28 Jan 1934  
Plt Off Nigel W D Marwood-Elton 28 Jan 1934  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Flt Lt

William F Langdon

15 Mar 1933 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off James R Ackers 22 Mar 1934  
Education Officer
Lt Arthur Prescott 29 Dec 1933 Grade III
Warrant Officers
WO I Charles H Spry 22 Mar 1934  
WO I James Heffernan 13 Nov 1933  
WO II John T Cuthbertson 14 Jan 1933  
WO II Harold H Laurie 12 Mar 1934  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti (until Aug 1935)

Hawker Hardy (from Apr 1935)

Mosul Iraq Command

 

Hawker Hardy of No 30 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur L Fiddament

 8 Mar 1935 Officer Commanding, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Arthur F Scroggs 24 Aug 1934  
Flt Lt

Thomas B Prickman

18 Oct 193 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Richard J Legg

26 Feb 1934 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Eric J Palmer  7 Mar 1935  
Fg Off Herbert R Tidd 10 Oct 1934
Fg Off Henry S Miles  8 Sep 1933  
Plt Off Nigel W D Marwood-Elton 28 Jan 1934  
Plt Off Richard G Slade  3 Nov 1934  
Plt Off Victor H P Lynham  3 Nov 1934  
Plt Off Charles N Fleming  6 Feb 1935  
Plt Off Stanley G Pritchard  6 Feb 1935  
Plt Off George A Richmond  6 Feb 1935  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Flt Lt Maurice E O'B Atkinson  1 Feb 1935  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Charles F G Rogers 10 Oct 1934  
Education Officer
Lt Arthur Prescott 29 Dec 1933 Grade III
Warrant Officers
WO I Charles H Spry 22 Mar 1934  
WO I James Heffernan 13 Nov 1933  
WO I John Doig 21 Feb 1935  
WO II William R Lockhart 21 Feb 1935  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hardy Mosul Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur L Fiddament

 8 Mar 1935 Officer Commanding, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt

Bryan D Nicholas

28 Jan 1936 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Harold E Dicken 28 Jan 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Eric J Palmer  7 Mar 1935  
Fg Off Herbert R Tidd 10 Oct 1934
Fg Off Richard G Slade  3 Nov 1934  
Plt Off Victor H P Lynham  3 Nov 1934  
Plt Off Charles N Fleming  6 Feb 1935  
Plt Off Stanley G Pritchard  6 Feb 1935  
Plt Off George A Richmond  6 Feb 1935  
Plt Off William I Scott 30 Aug 1935  

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5 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Flt Lt Maurice E O'B Atkinson  1 Feb 1935  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Charles F G Rogers 10 Oct 1934  
Education Officer
Flt Lt H Preston  4 Jan 1936 Grade III, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO I A Peyton 10 Apr 1936  
WO I F E Edwards 10 Apr 1936  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
19 Oct 1936 Dhibban (Habbaniya)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hardy Dhibban (Habbaniya) British Forces in Iraq

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Archibald J Rankin

24 Oct 1936 Officer Commanding, OBE, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Bryan D Nicholas

28 Jan 1936 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Harold E Dicken 28 Jan 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Richard G Slade  3 Nov 1934  
Fg Off William I Scott 30 Aug 1935  
Fg Off J H Slater 24 Apr 1937
Plt Off V E R Williams 26 Feb 1937  
Plt Off F A Marlow 24 Oct 1936  
Plt Off F R Allister 24 Oct 1936  
Plt Off E F Pope 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off C A Stephen 15 Dec 1936  
APO B Brooke  6 Apr 1937  
APO B A Miller 12 Apr 1937  

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5 Airman Pilots

Equipment Branch
Flt Lt T I Illiff 13 Sep 1936  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off E Bowman  5 Nov 1936  
Education Officer
Flt Lt H Preston  4 Jan 1936 Grade III, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO I A Peyton 10 Apr 1936  
WO I F E Edwards 10 Apr 1936  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim I (from Jan 1938) Habbaniya British Forces in Iraq

Bristol Blenheim I of 'A' Flight No 30 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G H Stainforth 21 Aug 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC
Flt Lt U Y Shannon  5 Oct 1937 Navigation duties
Act Flt Lt J H Slater 24 Apr 1937
Fg Off V E R Williams 26 Feb 1937  
Fg Off F A Marlow 24 Oct 1936  
Plt Off E F Pope 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off C A Stephen 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off B Brooke  6 Apr 1937  
Plt Off B A Miller 12 Apr 1937  
Plt Off A C H Haines  9 Nov 1937  

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6 Airman Pilots

Equipment Branch
Flt Lt A Connock  1 Jun 1937  
Warrant Officers
WO I A S Summers  4 Nov 1937  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim I Habbaniya British Forces in Iraq

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G H Stainforth 21 Aug 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC
Sqn Ldr U Y Shannon  5 Oct 1937 Navigation duties
Act Flt Lt J H Slater 24 Apr 1937
Act Flt Lt F A Marlow 24 Oct 1936
Fg Off C F Darbishire  6 Sep 1938  
Plt Off B Brooke  6 Apr 1937  
Plt Off B A Miller 12 Apr 1937  
Plt Off A J H Finch 29 Jul 1938  
Plt Off I C Swann 25 Jul 1938  
Plt Off D R Walker 29 Jul 1938  
Plt Off G Tanner  3 Aug 1938  
Plt Off D A T Millikin 25 Oct 1938  
APO J E Lydall 25 Oct 1938  
Equipment Branch
Flt Lt A Connock  1 Jun 1937  
Plt Off C J G Ferguson 25 Oct 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO A S Summers  4 Nov 1937

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim I Habbaniya British Forces in Iraq

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr U Y Shannon  5 Oct 1937 Navigation duties
Act Flt Lt C F Darbishire  6 Sep 1938  
Act Flt Lt F A Marlow 24 Oct 1936
Plt Off B A Miller 12 Apr 1937  
Plt Off B Brooke  6 Apr 1937  
Plt Off A J H Finch 29 Jul 1938  
Plt Off I C Swann 25 Jul 1938  
Plt Off D R Walker 29 Jul 1938  
Plt Off G Tanner  3 Aug 1938  
Plt Off D A T Millikin 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off J E Lydall 25 Oct 1938  
Equipment Branch
Plt Off C J G Ferguson 25 Oct 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO A S Summers  4 Nov 1937

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim I Habbaniya British Forces in Iraq

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr U Y Shannon  5 Oct 1937 Navigation duties
Act Flt Lt C F Darbishire  6 Sep 1938  
Act Flt Lt F A Marlow 24 Oct 1936
Act Flt Lt (Plt Off) A J H Finch 29 Jul 1938  
Fg Off A M K Phillips 14 Mar 1939  
Plt Off B A Miller 12 Apr 1937  
Plt Off B Brooke  6 Apr 1937  
Plt Off I C Swann 25 Jul 1938  
Plt Off D R Walker 29 Jul 1938  
Plt Off G Tanner  3 Aug 1938  
Plt Off D A T Millikin 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off J E Lydall 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off R G Le Dieu  7 Mar 1939  
Equipment Branch
Plt Off C J G Ferguson 25 Oct 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO A S Summers  4 Nov 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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