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No 70 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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Reformed on 1 February 1920 at RAF Heliopolis by redesignating No 58 Squadron, equipped with Handley Page O/400 and Vickers Vimys, but the O/400s left in April.

July 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vimy Heliopolis, Egypt Middle East Area/Egyptian Group

Vimy

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Sydney W Smith A 28 Feb 1920 Officer Commanding, OBE; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Ivor T Lloyd A 18 Jun 1919 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Richard C L Holme A 17 Sep 1919 MC
Flt Lt Robert Jope-Slade Ad 13 Nov 1919 DSC
Fg Off Ian D A McDonald A 29 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Kenneth B Lloyd A 17 Sep 1919 AFC; later AVM
Fg Off Sydney G Frogley A  8 Mar 1920 DSO, DFC
Fg Off Phillips M McSwiney A  8 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Edward G Hilton A & S  3 May 1919  
Fg Off Charles E Barraclough A  4 Jul 1918  
Fg Off William W Saunders A 26 Mar 1920 AFC
Fg Off Hugh J Young Ad 10 Apr 1919 MBE
Obs Off Patrick Loftus O 10 Mar 1919  
Fg Off James C Foden A 13 Nov 1918 AFC
Fg Off Leslie A Walters A 15 May 1920  
Plt Off Fred Dorsey A 10 Nov 1919  

Date prior to 1 February 1920 indicate previous service with No 58 Squadron.

Source - July 1920 Air Force List

July 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vimy Heliopolis, Egypt Middle East Area/Egyptian Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Sydney W Smith A 28 Feb 1920 Officer Commanding, OBE; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Richard C L Holme A 17 Sep 1919 MC
Flt Lt Robert Jope-Slade Ad 13 Nov 1919 DSC
Fg Off Kenneth B Lloyd A 17 Sep 1919 AFC; later AVM
Fg Off William H Markham A 25 Jul 1920  
Fg Off Tom O Clogstoun A 30 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Thomas A Thornton A 25 Jul 1920  
Fg Off Phillips M McSwiney A  8 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Edward G Hilton A & S  1 Feb 1920 AFC
Fg Off John M Mason A  1 Jan 1921 DSC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Herbert S Broughall A  8 Feb 1921 MC
Fg Off Dudley d'H Humphreys A & S 10 Jun 1920  
Fg Off Stanley M Park A 25 Jul 1920  
Fg Off Ernest W Nicholson A 17 Nov 1920  
Fg Off John J Lloyd-Williams A  2 Mar 1920 MC
Fg Off Thomas S Horry A 25 Jul 1920 DFC
Fg Off John S J Craigen A 25 Jul 1920  
Fg Off Eric H Oxley-Boyle A  8 Feb 1921  
Fg Off William W Saunders A  3 May 1921  
Fg Off Charles J Poole T 25 Jul 1920  
Obs Off Montague J Wyatt O 25 Jul 1920 MC
Fg Off Hugh J Young Ad 10 Apr 1919 MBE
Obs Off James S Nichol O 20 Jul 1920  
Fg Off James C Foden A 13 Nov 1918 AFC
Stores Officer
Fg Off Maurice J James Stores 20 Sep 1920 later A/Cdre
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Edward G O'Gorman Med 13 Apr 1920  
Dental Branch
Flt Lt John Wren Den  1 Feb 1920  

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
16 Jan 1922 Baghdad West
31 May 1922 Hinaidi

July 1922

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vimy

Vickers Vernon (from Feb 1922)

Hinaidi RAF Iraq

Vernon of No 45 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Sydney W Smith 28 Feb 1920 Officer Commanding, OBE; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Francis P Don

 8 Dec 1921 later AVM
Flt Lt Christopher R Richardson 19 Jan 1922  
Flt Lt Edward F Turner 21 Apr 1922 AFC
Flt Lt Robert Jope-Slade 13 Nov 1919 DSC
Fg Off Tom O Clogstoun 30 Mar 1920  
Fg Off James C Stevens 21 Apr 1922  
Fg Off Herbert N Hampton  1 Nov 1921 DFC
Fg Off Phillips M McSwiney  8 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Edward G Hilton  1 Feb 1920 AFC
Fg Off Herbert S Broughall  8 Feb 1921 MC
Fg Off Dudley d'H Humphreys 10 Jun 1920  
Fg Off Ernest W Nicholson 17 Nov 1920  
Fg Off John J Lloyd-Williams  2 Mar 1920 MC
Fg Off Edward L Barrington 24 Feb 1922 MC, DFC
Fg Off Thomas S Horry 25 Jul 1920 DFC
Fg Off John S J Craigen 25 Jul 1920  
Fg Off Eric H Oxley-Boyle  8 Feb 1921  
Fg Off William W Saunders  3 May 1921  
Fg Off Hugh J Young 10 Apr 1919 MBE
Fg Off James C Foden 13 Nov 1918 AFC
Fg Off Marion H Aten 31 Oct 1921 DFC
Fg Off John T Hall  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Archer S White  8 Dec 1921  AFC
Fg Off Oswald E Worsley 31 Oct 1921  
Stores Officer
Fg Off Maurice J James 20 Sep 1920 MBE; later A/Cdre

Source - July 1922 Air Force List

July 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vernon I

Vickers Vernon II (from Jan 1923)

Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Sydney W Smith 28 Feb 1920 Officer Commanding, OBE; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Hugh E F Wyncoll

 1 Dec 1922 OBE, MC
Flt Lt Richard C Hardstaff  5 Mar 1923  
Flt Lt Alfred M Blake 13 Dec 1922 AFC
Flt Lt Edward F Turner 21 Apr 1923 AFC
Flt Lt Phillips M McSwiney  8 Mar 1920  
Flt Lt Edward G Hilton  1 Feb 1920 AFC
Fg Off William H Markham 25 Jul 1920  
Fg Off Dudley d'H Humphreys 10 Jun 1920  
Fg Off Ernest W Nicholson 17 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Thomas S Horry 25 Jul 1920 DFC
Fg Off James C Foden 13 Nov 1918 AFC
Fg Off Marion H Aten 31 Oct 1921 DFC
Fg Off Oswald E Worsley 31 Oct 1921  
Fg Off Thomas N Stack 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off John T Hall  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Robert D V Howard 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Sydney A Lane 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Gilbert H Smith 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Douglas M N Coles 13 Dec 1922  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Eric L Ridley 23 Feb 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John C Christian 18 Jul 1922 Accountant

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

January 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vernon I & II Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Douglas C S Evill 12 Oct 1923 Officer Commanding, DSC, AFC; later ACM
Flt Lt James E B B MacLean 10 Oct 1923  
Flt Lt

Hugh E F Wyncoll

 1 Dec 1922 OBE, MC
Flt Lt Richard C Hardstaff  5 Mar 1923  
Flt Lt Charles L Scott 14 Sep 1923 DSC
Flt Lt James A Slater 25 Sep 1923 MC, AFC
Flt Lt Alfred M Blake 13 Dec 1922 AFC
Flt Lt John F Roche 14 Sep 1923  
Flt Lt Edward F Turner 21 Apr 1923 AFC
Flt Lt Eugene J McLoughlin 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off James C Foden 13 Nov 1918 AFC
Fg Off Lionel W Beck 25 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Marion H Aten 31 Oct 1921 DFC
Fg Off Oswald E Worsley 31 Oct 1921  
Fg Off Thomas N Stack 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off John T Hall  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Robert D V Howard 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Sydney A Lane 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Gilbert H Smith 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Douglas M N Coles 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Charles Sutton 19 May 1923  
Fg Off Leonard Butler 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off John S Phillips 23 Nov 1923  
Fg Off Dennis R Dawson 23 Nov 1923  
Plt Off Alexander M Rowe 23 Nov 1923  
Plt Off Edmund C Roark 23 Nov 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Eric L Ridley 23 Feb 1923 later A/Cdre
Accountant
Fg Off John C Christian 18 Jul 1922  

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

May 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vernon I & II Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Douglas C S Evill 12 Oct 1923 Officer Commanding, DSC, AFC; later ACM
Flt Lt James E B B MacLean 10 Oct 1923  
Flt Lt

Hugh E F Wyncoll

 1 Dec 1922 OBE, MC
Flt Lt Richard C Hardstaff  5 Mar 1923  
Flt Lt Charles L Scott 14 Sep 1923 DSC
Flt Lt James A Slater 25 Sep 1923 MC, AFC
Flt Lt John F Roche 14 Sep 1923  
Flt Lt Edward F Turner 21 Apr 1923 AFC
Flt Lt Eugene J McLoughlin 14 Sep 1923  
Flt Lt Gilbert H Martingell 17 Mar 1924  
Flt Lt James C Foden 13 Nov 1918 AFC
Fg Off Herbert J T Russell  8 Jan 1924  
Fg Off Lionel W Beck 25 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Oswald E Worsley 31 Oct 1921 DFC
Fg Off Thomas N Stack 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off John T Hall  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Robert D V Howard 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Sydney A Lane 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Gilbert H Smith 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Douglas M N Coles 13 Dec 1922  
Fg Off Charles Sutton 19 May 1923  
Fg Off Leonard Butler 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off John S Phillips 23 Nov 1923  
Fg Off Dennis R Dawson 23 Nov 1923  
Fg Off Alexander M Rowe 23 Nov 1923  
Plt Off Edmund C Roark 23 Nov 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Eric L Ridley 23 Feb 1923 later A/Cdre
Accountant
Fg Off John C Christian 18 Jul 1922  

Source - May 1924 Air Force List

 
Movement Date Location
26 May 1924 Kingerban
29 May 1924 Hinaidi

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
Vickers Vernon I & II Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Theodore Q Studd  1 Sep 1924 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt Charles L Scott 14 Sep 1923 DSC
Flt Lt James J Williamson 11 Apr 1924 DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Eugene J McLoughlin 14 Sep 1923  
Flt Lt Gilbert H Martingell 17 Mar 1924  
Flt Lt Frederick Thomasson  1 May 1925  
Fg Off Charles H Cahill 20 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Thomas O Oakes  3 May 1925  
Fg Off Eric R C Hobson  1 Jan 1925  
Fg Off Lionel W Beck 25 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Leonard Butler 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off John S Phillips 23 Nov 1923  
Fg Off Alexander M Rowe 23 Nov 1923  
Fg Off George Terrill 14 May 1924  
Fg Off John W New 18 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Patrick R Stroud  6 Aug 1924  
Fg Off George J Gaynor 8 Mar 1925  
Plt Off George M Pitts-Tucker 25 Mar 1925  
Plt Off James E Preston  5 Feb 1925  
Plt Off Harold Thomas  5 Feb 1925  

-

4 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Hector R S Ballantyne 18 Sep 1924  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Eric K Grimshaw  6 Feb 1925  

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

March 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vernon II

Vickers Vernon III (from Jul 1925)

Vickers Victoria III (from Feb 1926)

Hinaidi Iraq Command

Vickers Victoria

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Ernest W Norton  1 Dec 1925 Officer Commanding, DSC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Theodore Q Studd  1 Sep 1924 DFC
Flt Lt Gilbert H Martingell 17 Mar 1924  
Flt Lt Maurice Ballard 22 Oct 1925  
Flt Lt

Charles L King

15 Dec 1925 MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Francis C B Savile 22 Sep 1925  
Flt Lt Charles H Cahill 20 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Alexander A C Hyde 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Thomas O Oakes  3 May 1925  
Fg Off Eric R C Hobson  1 Jan 1925 DFC
Fg Off Lionel W Beck 25 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Leonard Butler 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off John R Brown 18 Nov 1926 DFC
Fg Off John W New 18 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Patrick R Stroud  6 Aug 1924  
Fg Off George J Gaynor 8 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Henry D Mitchelmore 21 Jun 1925  
Fg Off James E Preston  5 Feb 1925  
Fg Off George M Pitts-Tucker 25 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Harold Thomas  5 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Harry T Messenger  3 Oct 1925  
Fg Off William Von R Nicholl 18 Nov 1925  
Plt Off Harry T Messenger  3 Oct 1925  

-

1 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Hector R S Ballantyne 18 Sep 1924  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Eric K Grimshaw  6 Feb 1925  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vernon II

Vickers Vernon III

Vickers Victoria III

Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Ernest W Norton  1 Dec 1925 Officer Commanding, DSC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Theodore Q Studd  1 Sep 1924 DFC
Sqn Ldr William S Caster  8 May 1926 MC
Flt Lt Gilbert H Martingell 17 Mar 1924  
Flt Lt Maurice Ballard 22 Oct 1925  
Flt Lt

Charles L King

15 Dec 1925 MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Francis C B Savile 22 Sep 1925  
Flt Lt Charles H Cahill 20 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Alexander A C Hyde 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Thomas O Oakes  3 May 1925  
Fg Off Eric R C Hobson  1 Jan 1925 DFC
Fg Off Lionel W Beck 25 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Leonard Butler 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off John R Brown 18 Nov 1926 DFC
Fg Off John W New 18 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Patrick R Stroud  6 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Henry D Mitchelmore 21 Jun 1925  
Fg Off James E Preston  5 Feb 1925  
Fg Off George M Pitts-Tucker 25 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Harold Thomas  5 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Harry T Messenger  3 Oct 1925  
Fg Off William Von R Nicholl 18 Nov 1925  
Plt Off Eric G D Stewart 22 Feb 1926  

-

4 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Hector R S Ballantyne 18 Sep 1924  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off William J Heneghan 19 May 1926  
Fg Off Eric K Grimshaw  6 Feb 1925  

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vernon III

Vickers Victoria III

Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Hazelton R Nicholl

 3 Sep 1926 Officer Commanding, OBE; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Claude H Keith 21 Sep 1926  
Sqn Ldr Theodore Q Studd  1 Sep 1924 DFC
Sqn Ldr William S Caster  8 May 1926 MC
Flt Lt Thomas Henderson 21 Sep 1926 MC, AFC
Flt Lt

Kenneth B Lloyd

21 Sep 1926 AFC, later AVM
Flt Lt Gilbert H Martingell 17 Mar 1924  
Flt Lt

Charles L King

15 Dec 1925 MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Francis C B Savile 22 Sep 1925  
Flt Lt Charles H Cahill 20 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Alexander A C Hyde 18 Nov 1925 Armament Duties
Fg Off Thomas O Oakes  3 May 1925  
Fg Off Eric R C Hobson  1 Jan 1925 DFC
Fg Off Leonard Butler 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off John R Brown 18 Nov 1926 Signal Branch, DFC
Fg Off Gilbert S White 22 Sep 1925  
Fg Off John H Parry 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off John W New 18 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Patrick R Stroud  6 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Henry D Mitchelmore 21 Jun 1925  
Fg Off James E Preston  5 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Harry T Messenger  3 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Christopher W Switzer 21 Sep 1926 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Eric G D Stewart 22 Feb 1926 MC
Plt Off Harold V Crowder  1 Oct 1926  
Plt Off Frederick G H Ewens  1 Oct 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Edward C L Richardson 27 Jul 1926  
Plt Off William J M Spaight  1 Oct 1926  

-

2 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Hector R S Ballantyne 18 Sep 1924  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off William J Heneghan 19 May 1926

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vernon III

Vickers Victoria III (from Feb 1926)

Hinaidi Iraq Command

Vickers Victoria

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Hazelton R Nicholl

 3 Sep 1926 Officer Commanding, OBE; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Gilbert S M Insall 25 Apr 1927 VC, MC
Sqn Ldr Claude H Keith 21 Sep 1926  
Flt Lt

Kenneth B Lloyd

21 Sep 1926 AFC, later AVM
Flt Lt

Charles L King

15 Dec 1925 MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Francis C B Savile 22 Sep 1925  
Flt Lt Thomas S Horry 22 Oct 1926 DFC
Flt Lt Alexander A C Hyde 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off John H Parry 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Leslie S Potter 23 May 1927  
Fg Off Harry T Messenger  3 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Christopher W Switzer 21 Sep 1926 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Eric G D Stewart 22 Feb 1926 MC
Fg Off Frederick G H Ewens  1 Oct 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Edward C L Richardson 27 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Harold V Crowder  1 Oct 1926  
Fg Off William J M Spaight  1 Oct 1926  

-

7 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Joe Davison  2 Jan 1927  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off William J Heneghan 19 May 1926

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Victoria III

Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Hazelton R Nicholl

 3 Sep 1926 Officer Commanding, OBE; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Gilbert S M Insall 25 Apr 1927 VC, MC
Sqn Ldr Reginald S Maxwell  1 Nov 1927 MC, DFC
Flt Lt

Charles L King

15 Dec 1925 MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Thomas S Horry 22 Oct 1926 DFC
Flt Lt

Ronald Ivelaw-Chapman

23 Feb 1928 DFC; later ACM
Fg Off John H Parry 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Leslie S Potter 23 May 1927  
Fg Off Harry T Messenger  3 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Christopher W Switzer 21 Sep 1926 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Paul McK Terry  9 Mar 1928  
Fg Off Eric G D Stewart 22 Feb 1926 MC
Fg Off Edward C L Richardson 27 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Harold V Crowder  1 Oct 1926  
Fg Off William J M Spaight  1 Oct 1926  
Fg Off Lionel H Anness 23 Feb 1928 Armament duties
Fg Off Colin A Anderson 20 Sep 1927  
Plt Off Bertram H Ashton  3 Oct 1927  
Plt Off Robert C Greenhalgh 14 Jul 1927  
Plt Off Arthur R  S Davies  4 May 1928  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Frank W Felgate 20 Sep 1927 later AVM

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Victoria III Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Hazelton R Nicholl

 3 Sep 1926 Officer Commanding, OBE; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Gilbert S M Insall 25 Apr 1927 VC, MC
Sqn Ldr Reginald S Maxwell  1 Nov 1927 MC, DFC
Sqn Ldr

Charles L King

15 Dec 1925 MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Thomas S Horry 22 Oct 1926 DFC
Flt Lt

Ronald Ivelaw-Chapman

23 Feb 1928 DFC; later ACM
Fg Off John H Parry 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Leslie S Potter 23 May 1927  
Fg Off Harry T Messenger  3 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Christopher W Switzer 21 Sep 1926 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Paul McK Terry  9 Mar 1928  
Fg Off Eric G D Stewart 22 Feb 1926 MC
Fg Off Edward C L Richardson 27 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Harold V Crowder  1 Oct 1926  
Fg Off William J M Spaight  1 Oct 1926  
Fg Off Lionel H Anness 23 Feb 1928 Armament duties
Fg Off Colin A Anderson 20 Sep 1927  
Plt Off Bertram H Ashton  3 Oct 1927  
Plt Off Robert C Greenhalgh 14 Jul 1927  
Plt Off Arthur R  S Davies  4 May 1928  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Frank W Felgate 20 Sep 1927 later AVM

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Victoria III

Vickers Victoria IV (from Nov 1928)

Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

John A G De Courcey

20 Oct 1928 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr Edward B Rice 20 Oct 1928  
Sqn Ldr Reginald S Maxwell  1 Nov 1927 MC, DFC
Flt Lt

John M Mason

20 Oct 1928 DSC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Thomas S Horry 22 Oct 1926 DFC
Flt Lt

Ronald Ivelaw-Chapman

23 Feb 1928 DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt

Charles A Horn

11 Jan 1929
Flt Lt

Edward S C Davis

23 Feb 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Paul McK Terry  9 Mar 1928  
Fg Off Harold V Crowder  1 Oct 1926  
Fg Off William J M Spaight  1 Oct 1926  
Fg Off Lionel H Anness 23 Feb 1928 Armament duties
Fg Off Bertram H Ashton  3 Oct 1927  
Fg Off Arthur R  S Davies  4 May 1928  
Fg Off Ivo B Beesley  2 Aug 1929  
Plt Off Oswald G Williams  2 Aug 1928  
Plt Off Sydney R Ubee  3 Jan 1929 later AVM
Plt Off George F Hales  3 Jan 1929  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Frank W Felgate 20 Sep 1927 later AVM

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Victoria III

Vickers Victoria IV

Vickers Victoria V (from Apr 1930)

Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Reginald S Maxwell  1 Nov 1927 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC
Sqn Ldr Edward B Rice 20 Oct 1928  
Sqn Ldr Donald W Clappen 14 Feb 1930 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

John M Mason

20 Oct 1928 DSC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Charles A Horn

11 Jan 1929
Flt Lt Gerard L Gandy 30 Apr 1930  
Flt Lt

Edward S C Davis

23 Feb 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Paul McK Terry  9 Mar 1928

 

Fg Off Thomas L Harrison 21 Jan 1930 Armament duties
Fg Off Sydney R Ubee  3 Jan 1929 later AVM
Fg Off Patrick J J Cullinan 13 Jun 1929  
Fg Off George A E Harkness 13 Jun 1929  
Fg Off Ronald Louis 13 Jun 1929  
Plt Off Alwyn G M Cary  6 Sep 1929  
Plt Off Cecil Sarfield-Sampson 13 Sep 1929  
Plt Off Roy H Cave-Penney 14 Feb 1930  
Plt Off Harold B Robertson 10 Apr 1930  
Plt Off Frederick A Wardell  6 Sep 1929  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off John E R Sowman  8 Oct 1929 later A/Cdre

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Victoria III

Vickers Victoria IV

Vickers Victoria V

Vickers Victoria VI (from Jul 1931)

Hinaidi Iraq Command

Vickers Victoria VI

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Charles H B Blount

 3 Oct 1930 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Ryder Young  7 Oct 1930  
Sqn Ldr George S N Johnston 15 May 1931  
Flt Lt

Robert M Foster

 7 Oct 1930 DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt John M Glaisher 10 Mar 1931 DFC
Flt Lt

Sidney N Webster

18 Aug 1930 AFC, later AVM
Flt Lt

Edward S C Davis

23 Feb 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Paul McK Terry  9 Mar 1928

 

Fg Off Thomas L Harrison 21 Jan 1930 Armament duties
Fg Off George A E Harkness 13 Jun 1929  
Fg Off Ronald Louis 13 Jun 1929  
Fg Off Alwyn G M Cary  6 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Frederick A Wardell  6 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Roy H Cave-Penney 14 Feb 1930  
Fg Off Harold B Robertson 10 Apr 1930  
Fg Off Douglas W H Heath 11 Jan 1931  
Fg Off Herbert R Clay 11 Jul 1930  

-

7 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Harold W Penney  7 Jul 1930 later A/Cdre

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Victoria III

Vickers Victoria IV

Vickers Victoria V

Vickers Victoria VI

Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr George C Bailey 18 Mar 1932 Officer Commanding, DSO; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Ryder Young  7 Oct 1930  
Sqn Ldr George T Richardson  4 Mar 1932  
Flt Lt

Robert M Foster

 7 Oct 1930 DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt

John L Kirby

 4 Mar 1932 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

John H C Wake

13 Sep 1931 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

George D Harvey

23 Jan 1932 later AVM
Flt Lt Paul McK Terry  9 Mar 1928

AFC

Fg Off Alwyn G M Cary  6 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Guy H A Blackwood 23 Jan 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Ian L S McNichol 23 Jan 1932  
Fg Off Douglas W H Heath 11 Jan 1931  
Fg Off Herbert R Clay 11 Jul 1930  
Fg Off Horace L J Hawkins 15 May 1931  
Plt Off Bernard A Casey 16 Oct 1931 later A/Cdre
Plt Off William Pickersgill 16 Oct 1931  
Plt Off Harry L Tancred 16 Oct 1931  
Plt Off Alfred Threapleton 19 May 1932  
Stores Branch
Fg Off James E Reynolds 26 Jan 1932  

-

8 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Victoria III

Vickers Victoria IV

Vickers Victoria V

Vickers Victoria VI

Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr George C Bailey 18 Mar 1932 Officer Commanding, DSO; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Ernest J Cuckney

 1 Oct 1932 DSC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr George T Richardson  4 Mar 1932  
Flt Lt

George D Harvey

23 Jan 1932 later AVM
Flt Lt Patrick V Williams  4 Oct 1932
Flt Lt Patrick de C Festing Smith  1 Apr 1933
Fg Off Guy H A Blackwood 23 Jan 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Ian L S McNichol 23 Jan 1932  
Fg Off Herbert R Clay 11 Jul 1930  
Fg Off John G Mansfield 27 Jan 1933  
Fg Off William E Hooper 27 Jan 1933  
Fg Off Maurice R D Trewby 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off John A Dobson 27 Jan 1933  
Fg Off Bernard A Casey 16 Oct 1931 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Lennox S Lamb  8 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Harry L Tancred 16 Oct 1931  
Fg Off William Pickersgill 16 Oct 1931  
Fg Off George H Denholm 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Malcolm F Calder 29 Aug 1932  
Plt Off John N H Whitworth 28 Feb 1932 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off James E Reynolds 26 Jan 1932  
Warrant Officers
WO II George D Merron 17 Feb 1932  
WO II George G Meager 10 Mar 1933  
WO II Arthur Wordon 11 Nov 1931  

-

8 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Victoria V

Vickers Victoria VI

Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Henry K Thorold

26 Feb 1934 Officer Commanding, DSC, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr

Ernest J Cuckney

 1 Oct 1932 DSC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr James H Dand 26 Feb 1934 MBE
Sqn Ldr

William M Yool

12 Oct 1933 later AVM
Flt Lt Patrick V Williams  4 Oct 1932
Flt Lt Patrick de C Festing Smith  1 Apr 1933
Flt Lt Ivan McL Cameron 12 Oct 1933
Flt Lt Leonard S Snaith 14 Apr 1934 AFC
Fg Off John J Owen 10 Jan 1934 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Herbert R Clay 11 Jul 1930  
Fg Off John G Mansfield 27 Jan 1933  
Fg Off William E Hooper 27 Jan 1933  
Fg Off Maurice R D Trewby 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off John A Dobson 27 Jan 1933  
Fg Off Lennox S Lamb  8 Feb 1933  
Fg Off George H Denholm 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Malcolm F Calder 29 Aug 1932  
Fg Off John N H Whitworth 28 Feb 1932 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Gerald J Spence 25 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Norman W Wakelin 25 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Hamilton C S Vetch 26 Jan 1933  
Plt Off George W Colledge 26 Jan 1933  
Plt Off Frederick E H Cooper 26 Jan 1933  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Gordon C Allen 26 Feb 1934  
Warrant Officers
WO I George G Meager 10 Mar 1933  
WO I John Raeside 23 Mar 1934  
WO II John Doig 23 Mar 1934  

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9 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Victoria V

Vickers Victoria VI

Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

William Sowrey

 1 Sep 1934 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Howard O Long 10 Oct 1934 DSO
Sqn Ldr James H Dand 26 Feb 1934 MBE
Sqn Ldr

William M Yool

12 Oct 1933 later AVM
Flt Lt Joseph A P Harrison 10 Oct 1934
Flt Lt Ivan McL Cameron 12 Oct 1933
Flt Lt Leonard S Snaith 14 Apr 1934 AFC
Flt Lt John J Owen 10 Jan 1934 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Maurice R D Trewby 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off John N H Whitworth 28 Feb 1932 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Arthur H Jarrand 10 Oct 1934  
Fg Off Norman W Wakelin 25 Aug 1933  
Fg Off Gerald J Spence 25 Aug 1933  
Fg Off Ian H D Walker 10 Oct 1934  
Fg Off Gilbert R Howie 23 Jan 1935  
Plt Off Hamilton C S Vetch 26 Jan 1933  
Plt Off George W Colledge 26 Jan 1933  
Plt Off Frederick E H Cooper 26 Jan 1933  
Plt Off Denys F Balsdon 29 Jun 1934  
Plt Off Robert E Sharp  6 Apr 1935  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Gordon C Allen 26 Feb 1934  
Warrant Officers
WO I John C Steadman 21 Feb 1935  
WO I John Raeside 23 Mar 1934  

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9 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Victoria VI

Vickers Valentia (from Nov 1935)

Hinaidi Iraq Command

Valentia I

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

William Sowrey

 1 Sep 1934 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr Howard O Long 10 Oct 1934 DSO
Sqn Ldr C Findlay 28 Jan 1936 DFC
Sqn Ldr John Bussey  9 Nov 1935  
Flt Lt Joseph A P Harrison 10 Oct 1934
Flt Lt Ivan McL Cameron 12 Oct 1933
Flt Lt Leonard S Snaith 14 Apr 1934 AFC
Fg Off Arthur H Jarrand 10 Oct 1934  
Fg Off Ian H D Walker 10 Oct 1934  
Fg Off Gilbert R Howie 23 Jan 1935  
Fg Off Denys F Balsdon 29 Jun 1934  
Plt Off Robert E Sharp  6 Apr 1935  
Fg Off Charles Fothergill 30 Aug 1935  
Fg Off Alan Flowerdew 25 Jun 1935  
Under instruction
Plt Off Kenneth J Mellor  9 Nov 1935  
Plt Off John B Voyce  9 Nov 1935 later A/Cdre
Plt Off William A L Locker  9 Nov 1935  
Plt Off James Mercer  9 Nov 1935  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off T A Head 10 Apr 1936  
Warrant Officers
WO I M Kemp 10 Apr 1936  
WO I F E Boyce 10 Apr 1936  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Valentia

Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr W R D Acland  1 Jun 1936 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr C Findlay 28 Jan 1936 DFC
Sqn Ldr J H Woodin 24 Oct 1936  
Sqn Ldr John Bussey  9 Nov 1935  
Flt Lt

Joseph Cox

24 Oct 1936 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt R G Coventry 24 Oct 1936
Fg Off Kenneth J Mellor  9 Nov 1935  
Fg Off J Edwardes 24 Oct 1936  
Fg Off Charles Fothergill 30 Aug 1935  
Fg Off John B Voyce  9 Nov 1935 later A/Cdre
Fg Off William A L Locker  9 Nov 1935  
Fg Off James Mercer  9 Nov 1935  
Fg Off G R H Black 24 Oct 1936
Plt Off J N Mahler 21 Aug 1936  
Plt Off J A Mackie 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off S J Monroe 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off W C S A G Cooper  3 Apr 1937  
APO J F H Booth  6 Apr 1937  
APO J S Douglas Cooper 12 Apr 1937  
APO G E Watkins 12 Apr 1937  
APO G C Kain 27 May 1937  
APO D F Laslett 27 May 1937  
APO G L M Schrader 27 May 1937  
APO G V Gordon 27 May 1937  
APO E A Williamson 27 May 1937  
APO J T I Charles 27 May 1937  
APO R C Dundas 27 May 1937  
APO D W Lindsay 27 May 1937  
APO E J Sheeran 27 May 1937  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off Cyril J Salmon 24 Oct 1936 later A/Cdre
Warrant Officers
WO I M Kemp 10 Apr 1936  
WO I F E Boyce 10 Apr 1936  
WO I B E Gilder 13 May 1936  

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9 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
16 Oct 1937 Dhibban/Habbaniya

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Valentia

Habbaniya Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr H S Broughall 23 Apr 1938 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC
Sqn Ldr J H Woodin 24 Oct 1936  
Sqn Ldr A Allen 15 Nov 1937  
Sqn Ldr

Joseph Cox

24 Oct 1936 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr W R Beaman 24 Mar 1938  
Flt Lt

Dudley G Lewis

30 Apr 1938 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt R G Coventry 24 Oct 1936
Fg Off G R H Black 24 Oct 1936
Plt Off J N Mahler 21 Aug 1936  
Plt Off J A Mackie 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off S J Monroe 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off J F H Booth  6 Apr 1937  
Plt Off W C S A G Cooper  3 Apr 1937  
Plt Off J S Douglas Cooper 12 Apr 1937  
Plt Off G E Watkins 12 Apr 1937  
Plt Off Terence R Thomas  9 Jan 1938 later A/Cdre
Plt Off R G Le Dieu 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off J A Gray 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off B D Wigginton 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off H W Barnard 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off E Garrod-Cole 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off H J Honour 29 Mar 1938  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off Cyril J Salmon 24 Oct 1936 later A/Cdre
Warrant Officers
WO I J A C Robinson 17 Nov 1936  
WO I N Kiddier 15 Nov 1937  

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12 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Valentia

Habbaniya Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr H S Broughall 23 Apr 1938 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC
Sqn Ldr A Allen 15 Nov 1937  
Sqn Ldr

John G Elton

25 Oct 1938 AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr R V McIntyre 27 Aug 1938
Sqn Ldr H A Simmons 19 Oct 1938  
Flt Lt R G Coventry 24 Oct 1936
Fg Off Terence R Thomas  9 Jan 1938 later A/Cdre
Fg Off J A Mackie 15 Dec 1936  
Fg Off S J Monroe 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off J F H Booth  6 Apr 1937  
Plt Off J S Douglas Cooper 12 Apr 1937  
Plt Off G E Watkins 12 Apr 1937  
Plt Off R G Le Dieu 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off J A Gray 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off B D Wigginton 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off H W Barnard 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off E Garrod-Cole 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off H J Honour 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off V G Bamber 13 Oct 1938  
Plt Off B M Browning 13 Oct 1938  
Plt Off P Gearey 13 Oct 1938  
Plt Off R D Hesketh 13 Oct 1938  
Plt Off A F Pain 13 Oct 1938  
Plt Off R J Wells 13 Oct 1938  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off Cyril J R Salmon 24 Oct 1936 later A/Cdre
Warrant Officers
WO A S Kerr 23 Jul 1938  
WO L W Ayres 13 Apr 1938  
WO N Kiddier 15 Nov 1937

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Valentia

Habbaniya Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr H S Broughall 23 Apr 1938 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC
Wg Cdr

John W F Merer

10 Feb 1939 later AVM
Sqn Ldr

John G Elton

25 Oct 1938 AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr R V McIntyre 27 Aug 1938
Sqn Ldr H A Simmons 19 Oct 1938  
Fg Off Terence R Thomas  9 Jan 1938 later A/Cdre
Fg Off S J Monroe 15 Dec 1936  
Fg Off G E Watkins 12 Apr 1937  
Plt Off R G Le Dieu 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off J A Gray 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off B D Wigginton 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off H W Barnard 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off E Garrod-Cole 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off H J Honour 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off V G Bamber 13 Oct 1938  
Plt Off B M Browning 13 Oct 1938  
Plt Off P Gearey 13 Oct 1938  
Plt Off R D Hesketh 13 Oct 1938  
Plt Off A F Pain 13 Oct 1938  
Plt Off R J Wells 13 Oct 1938  
APO F A Connolly  4 Jan 1939  
Warrant Officers
WO A S Kerr 23 Jul 1938  
WO J W Wilson 18 Nov 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Valentia

Habbaniya Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

John W F Merer

10 Feb 1939 Officer Commanding; later AVM
Sqn Ldr

John G Elton

25 Oct 1938 AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr R V McIntyre 27 Aug 1938
Sqn Ldr H A Simmons 19 Oct 1938  
Fg Off Terence R Thomas  9 Jan 1938 later A/Cdre
Fg Off S J Monroe 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off J A Gray 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off B D Wigginton 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off H W Barnard 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off E Garrod-Cole 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off H J Honour 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off V G Bamber 13 Oct 1938  
Plt Off B M Browning 13 Oct 1938  
Plt Off P Gearey 13 Oct 1938  
Plt Off R D Hesketh 13 Oct 1938  
Plt Off A F Pain 13 Oct 1938  
Plt Off R J Wells 13 Oct 1938  
Plt Off F A Connolly  4 Jan 1939  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off M G Lees  8 Mar 1939  
Warrant Officers
WO A S Kerr 23 Jul 1938  
WO J W Wilson 18 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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