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No 31 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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The squadron had been based at Risalpur from 5 October 1916 but moved to Mhow on 15 April 1920.

July 1920

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

Bristol F2B

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Albert L Neale A 22 Jan 1920 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Geoffrey W Roberts SO 15 Dec 1919 MC
Flt Lt John C O Dickson A 12 Jan 1920 DFC
Flt Lt Frederick J Watts A  1 Aug 1919  
Fg Off Richard W G West A 25 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Walter M Long Ad 22 Apr 1920  
Obs Off Maurice Moore O 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Percy H Davy A  9 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Clarence E Williamson-Jones A 12 Jan 1920 DFC
Fg Off Kenneth E Ward A 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Harold H Down A 28 Jan 1920 AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Raymond H Latham Stores  1 Jan 1920  
Obs Off Cyril N Ellen O  5 Dec 1919 DFC; later A/Cdre
Obs Off Richard S Greenslade O  3 Jul 1919  
Fg Off Noel S Paynter A 15 Dec 1919 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Phillip H Cummings A 12 Jan 1920 DFC
Obs Off Albert J Cox O 18 Feb 1919  
Fg Off Maurice W Baseden A  2 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Gerald S Oddie A 24 May 1919 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Roy A Vosper A 23 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Frank G A Robinson A  8 Dec 1919  
Obs Off Harry Wisnekowitz O 15 Dec 1919 MC
Fg Off Gilbert L Blake A xx xxx xxxx  
Fg Off Lionel C Dodkins A xx xxx 1918  
Fg Off Eustace G Keeping A 27 Apr 1919  
Fg Off Ronald B Dormor T  3 Jul 1919  
Obs Off Harold J Collins O 28 Jan 1920 later A/Cdre
Obs Off Gordon L Nicholson O 25 Mar 1919  
Fg Off Harry K Goode A 27 Feb 1920 DSO, DFC
Fg Off Ernest A J Brown A 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off John D Jackson A  6 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Edward N Hewitt T xx xxx 1919  
Obs Off Lawrence J Hoare O 29 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Claude McC Vincent A 23 Feb 1919 later AVM

Source - July 1920 Air Force List

July 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Cawnpore (from 26 Nov 1920) Indian Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur T Harris   26 Jan 1921 Officer Commanding, AFC; later MRAF
Flt Lt Albert L Neale A 22 Jan 1920 Flight Commander, MC
Flt Lt Frederick J Watts A  1 Aug 1919  
Flt Lt Thomas F W Thompson A 16 Jun 1920  
Flt Lt

William A Coryton

A 23 Dec 1920 MVO; later ACM
Fg Off Walter M Long Ad 22 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Percy H Davy A  9 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Kenneth E Ward A 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Noel S Paynter A 15 Dec 1919 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Even R B Playford A & S 11 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Gerald S Oddie A 24 May 1919 DFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Hugh R Junor A 13 Feb 1919 DFC
Fg Off Frank G A Robinson A  8 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Gordon C Huggard A 10 Sep 1920  
Fg Off Eustace G Keeping A 27 Apr 1919  
Fg Off Ronald B Dormor T  3 Jul 1919  
Fg Off James V Gascoyne A  1 Apr 1921  
Fg Off Ian G G Edgar A  1 Mar 1921 DFC
Fg Off Ernest A J Brown A 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off John D Jackson A  6 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Claude McC Vincent A 23 Feb 1919 DFC; later AVM
Fg Off Noel V Morton A  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Edmund C Brown A & S 29 Apr 1921  
Stores Officer
Fg Off Reginald H Smyth Stores  11 Dec 1920 MC
Medical Branch
Fg Off Herbert McW Daniel Med  15 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
Bristol F2B Fighter Cawnpore, India Indian Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur T Harris 26 Jan 1921 Officer Commanding, AFC; later MRAF
Sqn Ldr Arthur C Maund  6 May 1922 CBE, DSO; later AVM
Flt Lt Phillip J Scott  1 Oct 1921  
Flt Lt Frederick J Watts  1 Aug 1919  
Flt Lt Thomas F W Thompson 16 Jun 1920  
Flt Lt

William A Coryton

23 Dec 1920 MVO; later ACM
Fg Off

Aubrey B Ellwood

 1 Oct 1921 DSC, later AM
Fg Off Eric Burton  6 May 1922  
Fg Off Thomas K Breakell 22 Sep 1921  
Fg Off Phillippe A de Fontenay 24 Nov 1921  
Fg Off Even R B Playford 11 Feb 1921  
Fg Off Hugh R Junor 13 Feb 1919 DFC
Fg Off Willett A B Buscarlet 19 Dec 1921 later AVM
Fg Off Ronald B Dormor  3 Jul 1919  
Fg Off Leslie H Ridley 20 Sep 1921  
Fg Off John D Jackson  6 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Claude McC Vincent 23 Feb 1919 DFC; later AVM
Fg Off Noel V Morton  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Edmund C Brown 29 Apr 1921  
Fg Off William N Lancaster  4 Oct 1921  
Fg Off William R B Annesley  3 Dec 1921  
Fg Off James D I Hardman  6 May 1922 DFC; later ACM
Plt Off Gerard Coombe  7 Mar 1922 later AVM
Plt Off Charles W Gore  7 Mar 1922 later A/Cdre
Stores Officer
Fg Off Valentine B Ranford  4 Feb 1922  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Richard S Topham 26 Oct 1921 MB, DPH

Source - July 1922 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
31 Oct 1921 Peshawar
17 Apr 1923 Dardoni

July 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Dardoni, India No 1 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur C Maund  6 May 1922 Officer Commanding, CBE, DSO; later AVM
Flt Lt Frederick J Watts  1 Aug 1919  
Flt Lt Thomas F W Thompson 16 Jun 1920  
Flt Lt

William A Coryton

23 Dec 1920 MVO; later ACM
Fg Off

Aubrey B Ellwood

 1 Oct 1921 DSC, later AM
Fg Off Eric Burton  6 May 1922  
Fg Off Phillippe A de Fontenay 24 Nov 1921  
Fg Off Leslie H Ridley 20 Sep 1921  
Fg Off Donald R Mitchell 22Apr 1923 MBE
Fg Off Noel V Morton  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Richard S Walter 24 Aug 1922  
Fg Off Alfred L Pearce  6 May 1922  
Fg Off William R B Annesley  3 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Hedley Ford  6 May 1922 DFC
Fg Off James D I Hardman  6 May 1922 DFC; later ACM
Fg Off George F Mackay 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Arthur Findley 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Angus B Cree 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Brendan J O'Connor Hanstock 15 Apr 1923  
Plt Off Gerard Coombe  7 Mar 1922 later AVM
Stores Branch
Fg Off

Francis A Skoulding

19 Dec 1922 later A/Cdre
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Edwin N H Gray 11 Oct 1922 DPH

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

January 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Dardoni, India No 1 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur C Maund  6 May 1922 Officer Commanding, CBE, DSO; later AVM
Flt Lt Athol W Mylne 14 Sep 1923 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

William A Coryton

23 Dec 1920 MVO, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt John G Walser  2 Oct 1923 MC
Fg Off Eric Burton  6 May 1922  
Fg Off Phillippe A de Fontenay 24 Nov 1921  
Fg Off

Reginald Pyne

 3 Sep 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Leslie H Ridley 20 Sep 1921  
Fg Off Frank W Wrench 15 Oct 1923  
Fg Off Noel V Morton  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Richard S Walter 24 Aug 1922  
Fg Off Alfred L Pearce  6 May 1922  
Fg Off Hedley Ford  6 May 1922 DFC
Fg Off James D I Hardman  6 May 1922 DFC; later ACM
Fg Off George F Mackay 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Arthur Findley 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Brendan J O'Connor Hanstock 15 Apr 1923  
Fg Off Gerard Combe  7 Mar 1922 later AVM
Fg Off George W Gay 14 Sep 1923  
Plt Off Robert R S Waller 14 Sep 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off

Francis A Skoulding

19 Dec 1922 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Francis A R Smith 14 Sep 1923  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt James D Leahy 14 Oct 1923 MC, MB, BA

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
13 Mar 1924 Ambala

May 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ambala, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Athol W Mylne 14 Sep 1923 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

William A Coryton

23 Dec 1920 MVO, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt John G Walser  2 Oct 1923 MC
Fg Off Phillippe A de Fontenay 24 Nov 1921  
Fg Off

Reginald Pyne

 3 Sep 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Leslie H Ridley 20 Sep 1921  
Fg Off Frank W Wrench 15 Oct 1923  
Fg Off James B V Glyde 19 Nov 1923  
Fg Off Noel V Morton  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Richard S Walter 24 Aug 1922  
Fg Off Alfred L Pearce  6 May 1922  
Fg Off Hedley Ford  6 May 1922 DFC
Fg Off James D I Hardman  6 May 1922 DFC; later ACM
Fg Off George F Mackay 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Arthur Findley 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Brendan J O'Connor Hanstock 15 Apr 1923  
Fg Off Gerard Combe  7 Mar 1922 later AVM
Fg Off George W Gay 14 Sep 1923  
Plt Off Robert R S Waller 14 Sep 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Francis A R Smith 14 Sep 1923  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Wilfred E Hodgins 13 Mar 1924 MB

Source - May 1924 Air Force List

January 1925

Source - January 1925 Air Force List

February 1925

Source - February 1925 Air Force List

March 1925

Source - March 1925 Air Force List

April 1925

Source - April 1925 Air Force List

May 1925

Source - May 1925 Air Force List

June 1925

Source - June 1925 Air Force List

July 1925

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ambala RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Henry S Powell 20 Jun 1924 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt George O Venn  3 Oct 1924 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John G Walser  2 Oct 1923 MC
Flt Lt Percy H Davy 16 Feb 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Leslie S Ingle  1 Jan 1925 MC
Fg Off

Reginald Pyne

 3 Sep 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Leslie H Ridley 20 Sep 1921  
Fg Off Reginald J Willson 27 Nov 1924  
Fg Off James B V Glyde 19 Nov 1923  
Fg Off Alfred L Pearce  6 May 1922  
Fg Off James D I Hardman  6 May 1922 DFC; later ACM
Fg Off Leslie W Lane 11 Jun 1924  
Fg Off

Gerard Coombe

 7 Mar 1922 later AVM
Fg Off George W Gay 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Francis M Rooth 29 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Albert E Stewart 21 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Gordon H Bennett 21 Jan 1925  
Plt Off Douglas T H Hooke 27 Nov 1924  
Plt Off Randel E Slacke 30 Dec 1924  
Fg Off      
Stores Branch
Fg Off

John H P Clarke

 5 Mar 1924  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Wilfred E Hodgins  3 Mar 1924 MB

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

March 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ambala, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr John O Archer 18 Nov 1925 Officer Commanding, CBE
Flt Lt George O Venn  3 Oct 1924 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John G Walser  2 Oct 1923 MC
Flt Lt Percy H Davy 16 Feb 1925  
Flt Lt Charles R Strudwick 18 Nov 1925  
Flt Lt John W Turton Jones 26 Sep 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Leslie S Ingle  1 Jan 1925 MC
Fg Off James G Western 15 Jan 1926 MBE
Fg Off

Reginald Pyne

 3 Sep 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Reginald J Willson 27 Nov 1924  
Fg Off James B V Glyde 19 Nov 1923  
Fg Off James D I Hardman  6 May 1922 DFC; later ACM
Fg Off George W Gay 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Francis M Rooth 29 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Albert E Stewart 21 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Gordon H Bennett 21 Jan 1925  
Fg Off

William A Opie

10 May 1925 later AVM
Fg Off Noel T Goodwin  9 Sep 1925  
Fg Off Francis V Beamish 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Reginald A P Roberts  6 Jan 1926  
Fg Off Randel E Slacke 30 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Hugh M Groves 15 Jan 1926  
Fg Off George A Simons 27 May 1925  
Plt Off Henry B Barrett  9 Sep 1925  
Stores Branch
Fg Off

John H P Clarke

 5 Mar 1924  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Wilfred E Hodgins  3 Mar 1924 MB

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ambala, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John F Gordon  1 Apr 1926 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt George O Venn  3 Oct 1924 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Percy H Davy 16 Feb 1925  
Flt Lt Charles R Strudwick 18 Nov 1925  
Flt Lt John W Turton Jones 26 Sep 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Leslie S Ingle  1 Jan 1925 MC
Fg Off

Noel S Paynter

21 Apr 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off

Reginald Pyne

 3 Sep 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off James B V Glyde 19 Nov 1923  
Fg Off James D I Hardman  6 May 1922 DFC; later ACM
Fg Off John B H Rogers 15 May 1926  
Fg Off George W Gay 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Francis M Rooth 29 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Gordon H Bennett 21 Jan 1925  
Fg Off

William A Opie

10 May 1925 later AVM
Fg Off Noel T Goodwin  9 Sep 1925  
Fg Off Reginald A P Roberts  6 Jan 1926  
Fg Off Randel E Slacke 30 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Hugh M Groves 15 Jan 1926  
Fg Off

Arthur F Hutton

10 Mar 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off George A Simons 27 May 1925  
Fg Off Jack C Marcy 10 Mar 1926  
Fg Off Cecil Feather 10 Mar 1926  
Fg Off Henry B Barrett  9 Sep 1925  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Montague W Keey 20 Apr 1926  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Wilfred E Hodgins  3 Mar 1924 MB

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John F Gordon  1 Apr 1926 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt George O Venn  3 Oct 1924 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Charles R Strudwick 18 Nov 1925  
Flt Lt John W Turton Jones 26 Sep 1925  
Flt Lt

Noel S Paynter

21 Apr 1926 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Reginald Pyne

 3 Sep 1923 later A/Cdre
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Leslie S Ingle  1 Jan 1925 MC
Fg Off James B V Glyde 19 Nov 1923 Armament Duties
Fg Off John B H Rogers 15 May 1926 Signals Duties
Fg Off Francis M Rooth 29 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Gordon H Bennett 21 Jan 1925  
Fg Off

William A Opie

10 May 1925 later AVM
Fg Off Noel T Goodwin  9 Sep 1925  
Fg Off Reginald A P Roberts  6 Jan 1926  
Fg Off Randel E Slacke 30 Dec 1924 Killed in a flying accident - 24 Jul 1927
Fg Off Hugh M Groves 15 Jan 1926  
Fg Off George A Simons 27 May 1925  
Fg Off Jack C Marcy 10 Mar 1926  
Fg Off Cecil Feather 10 Mar 1926  
Plt Off James W M Nancarrow 22 Jul 1926  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Montague W Keey 20 Apr 1926  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Wilfred E Hodgins  3 Mar 1924 MB

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
15 Dec 1926 Quetta

July 1927

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John F Gordon  1 Apr 1926 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt George O Venn  3 Oct 1924 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Charles R Strudwick 18 Nov 1925  
Flt Lt John W Turton Jones 26 Sep 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Leslie S Ingle  1 Jan 1925 MC
Fg Off John B H Rogers 15 May 1926  
Fg Off Francis M Rooth 29 Dec 1924  
Fg Off

William A Opie

10 May 1925 later AVM
Fg Off Reginald A P Roberts  6 Jan 1926  
Fg Off Randel E Slacke 30 Dec 1924 Killed in a flying accident - 24 Jul 1927
Fg Off

Montagu D Ommanney

 7 Dec 1926 Armament duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Hugh M Groves 15 Jan 1926  
Fg Off George A Simons 27 May 1925  
Fg Off Cecil Feather 10 Mar 1926  
Fg Off

Leslie R W Tillard

11 Dec 1926 Photographic duties
Fg Off Hugh C MacPhail 11 Dec 1926  
Fg Off Albert J Holmes 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off James W M Nancarrow 22 Jul 1926  
Fg Off William L Robertson  1 Oct 1926  
Fg Off Arthur J L Hughes  1 Oct 1926  
Fg Off Thomas K Merrett  7 Apr 1927  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Fitzgerald C C B Hichens 13 Dec 1926  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Brian W Cross 13 Dec 1926  

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

July 1928

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John F Gordon  1 Apr 1926 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt

Walter J M Akerman

23 Mar 1928 later AVM
Flt Lt Charles R Strudwick 18 Nov 1925  
Flt Lt John W Turton Jones 26 Sep 1925  
Fg Off

William A Opie

10 May 1925 later AVM
Fg Off

Robert S Blucke

20 Sep 1927 Signals duties; later AVM
Fg Off Reginald A P Roberts  6 Jan 1926  
Fg Off

Montagu D Ommanney

 7 Dec 1926 Armament duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Hugh M Groves 15 Jan 1926  
Fg Off Cecil Feather 10 Mar 1926  
Fg Off

Leslie R W Tillard

11 Dec 1926 Photographic duties
Fg Off Hugh C MacPhail 11 Dec 1926  
Fg Off Albert J Holmes 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off James W M Nancarrow 22 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Arthur J L Hughes  1 Oct 1926  
Fg Off Thomas K Merrett  7 Apr 1927  
Fg Off John N Young 24 Jun 1927  
Fg Off Carlton G Lucas 23 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Leonard T Keens 23 Feb 1928  
Fg Off John W Pease 23 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Clarence R McEvoy  7 Jan 1928 Pilotage (Navigation) duties, killed in a flying accident - 3 Jul 1928
Stores Branch
Fg Off Fitzgerald C C B Hichens 13 Dec 1926  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Cecil G J Nicolls 23 Oct 1927 MB

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John F Gordon  1 Apr 1926 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt

Walter J M Akerman

23 Mar 1928 later AVM
Flt Lt Charles R Strudwick 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off

William A Opie

10 May 1925 later AVM
Fg Off

Robert S Blucke

20 Sep 1927 Signals duties; later AVM
Fg Off Reginald A P Roberts  6 Jan 1926  
Fg Off

Montagu D Ommanney

 7 Dec 1926 Armament duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Hugh M Groves 15 Jan 1926  
Fg Off Cecil Feather 10 Mar 1926  
Fg Off

Leslie R W Tillard

11 Dec 1926 Photographic duties
Fg Off Hugh C MacPhail 11 Dec 1926  
Fg Off Albert J Holmes 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off James W M Nancarrow 22 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Arthur J L Hughes  1 Oct 1926  
Fg Off Thomas K Merrett  7 Apr 1927  
Fg Off John N Young 24 Jun 1927  
Fg Off Carlton G Lucas 23 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Leonard T Keens 23 Feb 1928  
Fg Off John W Pease 23 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Kenneth C Netherton  4 Jul 1928  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Fitzgerald C C B Hichens 13 Dec 1926  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Cecil G J Nicolls 23 Oct 1927 MB

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

July 1929

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John F Gordon  1 Apr 1926 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt Charles R Strudwick 18 Nov 1925  
Flt Lt

Walter J M Akerman

23 Mar 1928 later AVM
Flt Lt

Robert S Blucke

20 Sep 1927 Signals duties; later AVM
Flt Lt Reginald A P Roberts  6 Jan 1926  
Flt Lt Hugh M Groves 15 Jan 1926  
Fg Off

Montagu D Ommanney

 7 Dec 1926 Armament duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Cecil Feather 10 Mar 1926  
Fg Off

Leslie R W Tillard

11 Dec 1926 Photographic duties
Fg Off Albert J Holmes 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Arthur J L Hughes  1 Oct 1926  
Fg Off Thomas K Merrett  7 Apr 1927  
Fg Off John N Young 24 Jun 1927  
Fg Off Leonard T Keens 23 Feb 1928  
Fg Off John W Pease 23 Feb 1928  
Fg Off

Robert G Forbes

20 Oct 1928  
Fg Off Noel H Freeson  4 Jan 1929 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Walter R Monro Higgs  4 Jan 1929  
Fg Off Austin W Sandeman  4 Jan 1929  
Fg Off de Lancy Cooke  3 May 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Stores Branch
Fg Off Robert S Sawyer 20 Oct 1928  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Brian W Cross  2 Sep 1928  

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

July 1930

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John F Gordon  1 Apr 1926 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt Charles R Strudwick 18 Nov 1925  
Flt Lt

Walter J M Akerman

23 Mar 1928 later AVM
Flt Lt John B H Rogers 20 Nov 1929 Signals duties
Flt Lt Reginald A P Roberts  6 Jan 1926  
Fg Off Arthur J L Hughes  1 Oct 1926  
Fg Off John W Pease 23 Feb 1928  
Fg Off

James R Mutch

23 Jul 1929 later A/Cdre
Fg Off

Robert G Forbes

20 Oct 1928  
Fg Off Noel H Freeson  4 Jan 1929 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Walter R Monro Higgs  4 Jan 1929  
Fg Off Austin W Sandeman  4 Jan 1929  
Fg Off de Lancy Cooke  3 May 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Frederick L Truman  6 Nov 1929  
Fg Off Hubert J A Williams 10 Apr 1930  
Fg Off Geoffrey W J Jarrett 21 Jan 1930  
Plt Off James A Easton  7 Mar 1930 Armament duties; later A/Cdre
Plt Off Guy P Charles 21 Jan 1930 Signals duties
Stores Branch
Fg Off Robert S Sawyer 20 Oct 1928  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Robert L C Fisher  8 Oct 1929 MB, BCh

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti (from Feb 1931) Quetta, India RAF India/No 3 Indian Wing

Wapiti IIA

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Burton Ankers 25 Mar 1931 Officer Commanding, DCM
Flt Lt

Aubrey B Ellwood

10 Jan 1931 DSC, later AM
Flt Lt Arthur J L Hughes  1 Oct 1926  
Flt Lt John F Griffiths  6 Jan 1931  
Flt Lt Edgar G C Stokes  7 Oct 1930 Signals duties
Fg Off

Robert G Forbes

20 Oct 1928  
Fg Off Noel H Freeson  4 Jan 1929 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Walter R Monro Higgs  4 Jan 1929  
Fg Off Austin W Sandeman  4 Jan 1929  
Fg Off Frederick L Truman  6 Nov 1929  
Fg Off Hubert J A Williams 10 Apr 1930  
Fg Off Geoffrey W J Jarrett 21 Jan 1930  
Fg Off

Henry P Fraser

 7 Oct 1930 later AM
Fg Off James A Easton  7 Mar 1930 Armament duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Guy P Charles 21 Jan 1930 Signals duties
Fg Off Denis R Knapp  7 Oct 1930  
Fg Off James W C Glen  7 Oct 1930  
Fg Off

Herbert L Messiter

22 May 1931 Pilotage (Navigation) duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Donald H A Golage-Steel 14 Feb 1931  
Fg Off

Roger C Mead

 7 Aug 1930 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off Robert S Sawyer 20 Oct 1928  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Robert L C Fisher  8 Oct 1929 MB, BCh

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Quetta, India RAF India/No 3 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Burton Ankers 25 Mar 1931 Officer Commanding, DCM
Sqn Ldr

Aubrey B Ellwood

10 Jan 1931 DSC, later AM
Flt Lt James R Addams  5 Jan 1932 AFC
Flt Lt John F Griffiths  6 Jan 1931
Flt Lt Edgar G C Stokes  7 Oct 1930 Signals duties
Fg Off Harry A G Comerford 18 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Noel H Freeson  4 Jan 1929 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Walter R Monro Higgs  4 Jan 1929  
Fg Off Wilfred P J Thompson 16 Apr 1932  
Fg Off Frederick L Truman  6 Nov 1929  
Fg Off Hubert J A Williams 10 Apr 1930  
Fg Off Geoffrey W J Jarrett 21 Jan 1930  
Fg Off

Henry P Fraser

 7 Oct 1930 later AM
Fg Off Henry G Richards 29 Apr 1932  
Fg Off Denis R Knapp  7 Oct 1930  
Fg Off James W C Glen  7 Oct 1930  
Fg Off

Herbert L Messiter

22 May 1931 Pilotage (Navigation) duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off

Roger C Mead

 7 Aug 1930 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Charles A M Kyrke-Smith 23 Jan 1932  
Fg Off John R Palmer 16 Oct 1931  
Fg Off Harvey C O'Loughlin 23 Feb 1932  
Fg Off William A A Ashcroft 23 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Arthur H Garland 26 May 1932  
Plt Off

Harold P Broad

 5 Jan 1932 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Maurice W L'I La V Baker  5 Jan 1932  
Plt Off Roger F Smith 12 Feb 1932  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Bedford Allen 31 Mar 1932  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Robert L C Fisher  8 Oct 1929 MB, BCh

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Quetta, India RAF India/No 3 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Burton Ankers 25 Mar 1931 Officer Commanding, DCM
Flt Lt Edwin J Ffoulkes-Jones  8 Aug 1932
Flt Lt James R Addams  5 Jan 1932 AFC
Flt Lt

Richard K Hamblin

 4 Oct 1932 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Vyvian Q Blackden 31 Dec 1932
Flt Lt Harry A G Comerford 18 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Wilfred P J Thompson 16 Apr 1932  
Fg Off Henry G Richards 29 Apr 1932  
Fg Off Denis R Knapp  7 Oct 1930  
Fg Off James W C Glen  7 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Charles A M Kyrke-Smith 23 Jan 1932  
Fg Off William A A Ashcroft 23 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Reginald G Wilde  1 Apr 1933  
Fg Off Maurice W L'I La V Baker  5 Jan 1932  
Fg Off Roger F Smith 12 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Reginald J Twamley  4 Oct 1932  
Fg Off Hamish McC White 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Michael H Dwyer 28 Feb 1933 later AVM
Plt Off Mervyn H Rhys  7 Feb 1933  
Plt Off Claude R D L Lloyd  7 Feb 1933  
Plt Off Crichton C Morton  7 Feb 1933 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Theodore H Rolfe  7 Feb 1933  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Bedford Allen 31 Mar 1932  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Roy W White  3 Nov 1932 MRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officers
WO II Victor E Punter 17 Nov 1931  
WO II Alec W Edwards 28 Jan 1932  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Quetta, India RAF India/No 3 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Cuthbert J S Dearlove 15 Feb 1934 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Edwin J Ffoulkes-Jones  8 Aug 1932
Flt Lt James R Addams  5 Jan 1932 AFC
Flt Lt

Richard K Hamblin

 4 Oct 1932 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John V Yonge 24 Oct 1933
Flt Lt Claude H Turner 24 Oct 1933  
Fg Off Henry G Richards 29 Apr 1932  
Fg Off Charles A M Kyrke-Smith 23 Jan 1932  
Fg Off Joseph Y Humphreys 24 Oct 1933  
Fg Off Reginald G Wilde  1 Apr 1933  
Fg Off William A A Ashcroft 23 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Roger F Smith 12 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Reginald J Twamley  4 Oct 1932  
Fg Off Hamish McC White 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Michael H Dwyer 28 Feb 1933 later AVM
Fg Off Eric G Thompson 24 Oct 1933  
Fg Off Claude R D L Lloyd  7 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Crichton C Morton  7 Feb 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Theodore H Rolfe  7 Feb 1933  
Plt Off Peter H Holmes 15 Feb 1934 later AVM
Plt Off Eric B King 15 Feb 1934  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Bedford Allen 31 Mar 1932  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Victor H Tompkins 16 Nov 1933 MRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officers
WO II Victor E Punter 17 Nov 1931  
WO II Alec W Edwards 28 Jan 1932  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
8 Jun 1935 Drigh Road (cadre)

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Drigh Road, India RAF India/No 3 Indian Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Ruthven M C Macfarlane 27 Oct 1934 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt

Leonard de V Chisman

28 Feb 1935 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William C Yale 15 Oct 1934  
Flt Lt George H Huxham 28 Sep 1934  
Flt Lt John V Yonge 24 Oct 1933
Flt Lt

Richard K Hamblin

 4 Oct 1932 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Reginald J Twamley  4 Oct 1932  
Fg Off Hamish McC White 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off William L Stewart 23 Mar 1935  
Fg Off Michael H Dwyer 28 Feb 1933 later AVM
Fg Off Thomas F U Lang 23 Mar 1935  
Fg Off Eric G Thompson 24 Oct 1933  
Fg Off Peter H Holmes 15 Feb 1934 later AVM
Fg Off Eric B King 15 Feb 1934  
Fg Off Patrick N J Wilkins 10 Oct 1934  
Plt Off William T King 18 Dec 1934  
Plt Off James R Gillman 18 Dec 1934  
Plt Off Donald G Stokes 28 Feb 1935  
Plt Off Richard J Burrough 28 Feb 1935  
Plt Off Dudley Saward 28 Feb 1935  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Edgar N Lowe 16 Feb 1935 later AVM
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Victor H Tompkins 16 Nov 1933 MRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officers
WO I William G Bates  8 Nov 1934  
WO II John Campbell 15 Mar 1935  
WO II Alec W Edwards 28 Jan 1932  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
1 Aug 1935 Drigh Road (re-established)

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Drigh Road, Karachi, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J L Airey 19 Oct 1935 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt William C Yale 15 Oct 1934  
Flt Lt George H Huxham 28 Sep 1934  
Flt Lt Frederick F Wicks 17 Oct 1935 Signals duties, DFC
Flt Lt Michael H Dwyer 28 Feb 1933 later AVM
Flt Lt William L Stewart 23 Mar 1935
Flt Lt Reginald J Twamley  4 Oct 1932
Fg Off Eric G Thompson 24 Oct 1933  
Fg Off R J Gosnell 26 Apr 1936  
Fg Off James R Gillman 18 Dec 1934  
Fg Off William T King 18 Dec 1934  
Fg Off Donald G Stokes 28 Feb 1935  
Fg Off Richard J Burrough 28 Feb 1935  
Plt Off Peter T Philpott 28 Jan 1936 later AVM
Plt Off C D Hackett 28 Jan 1936  
Plt Off T M Tinker 28 Jan 1936  
Plt Off W G Wells 28 Jan 1936  
Plt Off R P Widdowson 18 Mar 1936  
Plt Off K M M Wasse 14 Mar 1936  
Plt Off R N Cook 14 Mar 1936  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Edgar N Lowe 16 Feb 1935 later AVM
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Robert E W Fisher  5 Oct 1935 MB, BCh
Warrant Officers
WO I A B Kendall 25 Feb 1936  
WO I W Robinson 17 Apr 1935  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Drigh Road, Karachi, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J L Airey 19 Oct 1935 Officer Commanding, DFC
Sqn Ldr A V Hammond 15 Oct 1936  
Flt Lt Frederick F Wicks 17 Oct 1935 Signals duties, DFC
Flt Lt Eric G Thompson 24 Oct 1933  
Flt Lt A C Mills  5 Nov 1936  
Fg Off James R Gillman 18 Dec 1934  
Fg Off William T King 18 Dec 1934  
Fg Off Donald G Stokes 28 Feb 1935  
Fg Off Richard J Burrough 28 Feb 1935  
Fg Off Peter T Philpott 28 Jan 1936 later AVM
Fg Off C D Hackett 28 Jan 1936  
Fg Off T M Tinker 28 Jan 1936  
Fg Off W G Wells 28 Jan 1936  
Fg Off R P Widdowson 18 Mar 1936  
Fg Off K M M Wasse 14 Mar 1936  
Plt Off R N Cook 14 Mar 1936  
Plt Off P B Chamberlain 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off M G Stevenson 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off J H Grant 11 Feb 1937  
Plt Off D H Holmes 11 Feb 1937  
Plt Off P N Jennings 25 May 1937  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt H H Hilliar 28 Oct 1936  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt P A Cooper 29 Nov 1936 MRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officers
WO I R D Gough 23 Nov 1936  
WO I W Robinson 17 Apr 1935  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Drigh Road, Karachi, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr A V Hammond 15 Oct 1936 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt Frederick F Wicks 17 Oct 1935 Signals duties, DFC
Flt Lt Richard J Burrough 28 Feb 1935  
Act Flt Lt R P Widdowson 18 Mar 1936  
Act Flt Lt W G Wells 28 Jan 1936  
Fg Off Peter T Philpott 28 Jan 1936 later AVM
Fg Off K M M Wasse 14 Mar 1936  
Fg Off R N Cook 14 Mar 1936  
Fg Off P B Chamberlain 15 Dec 1936  
Fg Off M G Stevenson 15 Dec 1936  
Fg Off D H Holmes 11 Feb 1937  
Plt Off C E Ealand  5 Oct 1937  
Plt Off G R N H Jan  5 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J D Stephens  5 Oct 1937  
Plt Off S E A Brown  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off K F Mackie  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off Leslie D Mavor  8 Mar 1938 later AM
Plt Off P M Wigg  8 Mar 1938  
Plt Off E W Tate  8 Mar 1938  
Plt Off E W Tremlett  8 Mar 1938
Stores Branch
Fg Off M C R White 17 Oct 1937  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt V D Jones  4 Apr 1938 MRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officers
WO I W L Cushing 27 Nov 1937  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
27 Oct 1938 Lahore

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Lahore, India RAF India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr C Stephenson 17 Oct 1938 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr Frederick F Wicks 17 Oct 1935 Signals duties, DFC
Flt Lt Richard J Burrough 28 Feb 1935  
Act Flt Lt R P Widdowson 18 Mar 1936  
Act Flt Lt W G Wells 28 Jan 1936  
Fg Off Peter T Philpott 28 Jan 1936 later AVM
Fg Off K M M Wasse 14 Mar 1936  
Fg Off R N Cook 14 Mar 1936  
Fg Off P B Chamberlain 15 Dec 1936  
Fg Off J Vivian  8 Nov 1938  
Fg Off D H Holmes 11 Feb 1937  
Plt Off C E Ealand  5 Oct 1937  
Plt Off G R N H Jan  5 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J D Stephens  5 Oct 1937  
Plt Off S E A Brown  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off K F Mackie  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off Leslie D Mavor  8 Mar 1938 later AM
Plt Off P M Wigg  8 Mar 1938  
Plt Off E W Tate  8 Mar 1938  
Plt Off E W Tremlett  8 Mar 1938
Plt Off A S Mann 25 Oct 1938
Plt Off M W H Uphill 25 Oct 1938
Plt Off D W T Withers 25 Oct 1938
Plt Off R A Yates-Earl 25 Oct 1938
Stores Branch
Fg Off M C R White 17 Oct 1937  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt V D Jones  4 Apr 1938 MRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officers
WO W L Cushing 27 Nov 1937  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Valentia of No 31 Squadron

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti

Vickers Valentia (from Apr 1939)

Lahore, India Air Forces in India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr C Stephenson 17 Oct 1938 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Peter T Philpott 28 Jan 1936 later AVM
Act Flt Lt W G Wells 28 Jan 1936  
Act Flt Lt J Vivian  8 Nov 1938  
Fg Off D H Holmes 11 Feb 1937  
Fg Off G R N H Jan  5 Oct 1937  
Fg Off J D Stephens  5 Oct 1937  
Fg Off S E A Brown  8 Jan 1938  
Fg Off K F Mackie  8 Jan 1938  
Fg Off Leslie D Mavor  8 Mar 1938 later AM
Fg Off W O L Smith 26 Jan 1939  
Fg Off P M Wigg  8 Mar 1938  
Plt Off E W Tate  8 Mar 1938  
Plt Off E W Tremlett  8 Mar 1938
Plt Off A S Mann 25 Oct 1938
Plt Off M W H Uphill 25 Oct 1938
Plt Off D W T Withers 25 Oct 1938
Plt Off R A Yates-Earl 25 Oct 1938
Plt Off C W McN Newman 23 Dec 1938  
Plt Off W Pitt-Brown 23 Dec 1938 later A/Cdre
Plt Off R W Turnbull 23 Dec 1938  
APO L A Wood 30 Dec 1938  
Stores Branch
Fg Off M C R White 17 Oct 1937  
Warrant Officers
WO W L Cushing 27 Nov 1937  
WO B A Chatfield 26 Feb 1936  
WO A Hathaway 12 Mar 1937  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti

Vickers Valentia (from Apr 1939)

Lahore, India Air Forces in India

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Peter T Philpott 28 Jan 1936 later AVM
Act Flt Lt W G Wells 28 Jan 1936  
Act Flt Lt J Vivian  8 Nov 1938  
Fg Off D H Burnside 13 Dec 1937  
Fg Off D H Holmes 11 Feb 1937  
Fg Off G R N H Jan  5 Oct 1937  
Fg Off J D Stephens  5 Oct 1937  
Fg Off S E A Brown  8 Jan 1938  
Fg Off K F Mackie  8 Jan 1938  
Fg Off Leslie D Mavor  8 Mar 1938 later AM
Fg Off W O L Smith 26 Jan 1939  
Fg Off P M Wigg  8 Mar 1938  
Plt Off E W Tate  8 Mar 1938  
Plt Off E W Tremlett  8 Mar 1938
Plt Off A S Mann 25 Oct 1938
Plt Off M W H Uphill 25 Oct 1938
Plt Off D W T Withers 25 Oct 1938
Plt Off R A Yates-Earl 25 Oct 1938
Plt Off C W McN Newman 23 Dec 1938  
Plt Off W Pitt-Brown 23 Dec 1938 later A/Cdre
Plt Off R W Turnbull 23 Dec 1938  
Plt Off B W McMillan  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off L A Wood 30 Dec 1938  
Stores Branch
Fg Off M C R White 17 Oct 1937  
Warrant Officers
WO W L Cushing 27 Nov 1937  
WO S L West 10 Mar 1939  
WO B A Chatfield 26 Feb 1936  
WO A Hathaway 12 Mar 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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