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No 84 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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Reformed on 13 August 1920 at Baghdad West but personnel appear to have been allocated prior to that date.

July 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Forming at Baghdad West, Mesopotamia Mesopotamian Group

DH 9A of No 84 Squadron

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Bertrand L Huskisson A  2 May 1920 Officer Commanding, DSC, DSM
Flt Lt Henry K Thorold A  2 May 1920 DSC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Walter S Magrath A  2 May 1920  
Fg Off Harry N C Robinson A  2 May 1920 MC
Fg Off Cedric E V Porter A 14 May 1920 later AVM
Fg Off Henry C E Bockett-Pugh A & S 17 May 1920 DFC, killed in action - 22 Sep 1920 (Fg Off Ian McDonald also killed)
Fg Off Hugh W L Saunders A  2 May 1920 MC, DFC, MM; later ACM
Fg Off Gilbert Martyn A  2 May 1920  
Fg Off George W C Ravenhill A  2 May 1920  
Fg Off John B Stockbridge A & S  2 May 1920  

Source - July 1920 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
20 Sep 1920 Shaibah

July 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Shaibah, Iraq Mesopotamian Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Bertrand L Huskisson A  2 May 1920 Officer Commanding, DSC, DSM
Flt Lt Henry K Thorold A  2 May 1920 DSC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Walter S Magrath A  2 May 1920  
Flt Lt Hugh W L Saunders A  2 May 1920 MC, DFC, MM; later ACM
Fg Off Harry N C Robinson A  2 May 1920 MC
Fg Off Cedric E V Porter A 14 May 1920 later AVM
Fg Off George C Gardiner A 30 Jul 1920 DFC
Fg Off Christopher T Walkington A  6 Aug 1920  
Fg Off Anthony L Paxton A  2 Aug 1920 later AVM
Fg Off Joseph H Hargroves A 11 Dec 1920
Fg Off Francis J Fogarty A 12 Nov 1920 later ACM
Fg Off Frederick R Wynne A 11 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Maitland Hyslop A 12 Nov 1920 Killed - 30 Sep 1921
Fg Off George W C Ravenhill A  2 May 1920  
Fg Off John B Stockbridge A & S  2 May 1920  
Fg Off Bert E Herbert A & S  2 May 1920  
Fg Off Albert J H Taylor A  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Henry J Armitage A  2 Aug 1920
Plt Off Cyril Brewe T  7 Sep 1920 Died - 22 Jun 1921*
Stores Officers
Fg Off Wilfred A Glasper Stores  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Hector G McKechnie Stores  4 Sep 1920  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Frederick J Murphy Med 19 Aug 1920 MB

*His death obviously had not been advised prior to the publication of this edition of the AFL.

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 Shaibah, Iraq RAF Iraq

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Bertrand L Huskisson  2 May 1920 Officer Commanding, DSC, DSM
Flt Lt Henry K Thorold  2 May 1920 DSC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Hugh W L Saunders  2 May 1920 MC, DFC, MM; later ACM
Flt Lt Cedric E V Porter 14 May 1920 later AVM
Fg Off Francis J W Mellersh  7 Mar 1922 AFC; later AVM
Fg Off Gilbert H Elliott  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Anthony L Paxton  2 Aug 1920 later AVM
Fg Off Joseph H Hargroves 11 Dec 1920
Fg Off Francis J Fogarty 12 Nov 1920 later ACM
Fg Off Frederick R Wynne 11 Dec 1920  
Fg Off William J Millen 20 Sep 1921
Fg Off John S Harrison  1 Apr 1922  
Fg Off Leonard E Dowse  7 Mar 1922
Fg Off Frederick R Eason  8 May 1921  
Fg Off Henry J Armitage  2 Aug 1920
Fg Off Albert J Redman 23 Sep 1920 DFC
Fg Off George Thornton-Norris  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Reginald W Hill  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Henry W Hewson 20 Sep 1921  
Fg Off Gordon L Mollot-O'Neill 19 Jan 1922  
Fg Off Charles E Kelly  4 Feb 1922  
Stores Officers
Fg Off Wilfred A Glasper  8 Mar 1921  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Phillip A Hall 24 Nov 1921 MB, BA

Source - July 1922 Air Force List

July 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Shaibah, Iraq RAF Iraq

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Vernon S Brown  6 May 1923 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Roy W Chappell

 20 Feb 1923 MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Horace E P Wigglesworth 23 Feb 1923 DSC, later AM
Flt Lt Hugh W L Saunders  2 May 1920 MC, DFC, MM; later ACM
Flt Lt Norman H Jenkins 14 Sep 1922 DFC, DSM
Fg Off Francis J W Mellersh  7 Mar 1922 AFC; later AVM
Fg Off Gilbert H Elliott  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Francis J Fogarty 12 Nov 1920 later ACM
Fg Off William J Millen 20 Sep 1921
Fg Off John S Harrison  1 Apr 1922  
Fg Off James V Reeve  1 Apr 1922  
Fg Off Leonard E Dowse  7 Mar 1922
Fg Off George Thornton-Norris  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Reginald W Hill  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Henry W Hewson 20 Sep 1921  
Fg Off Charles E Kelly  4 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Francis F Inglis 13 Dec 1922 later AVM
Fg Off John de la P B Preston 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Robert H Windsor 23 Feb 1923  
Plt Off Robert C Harrison 2 Feb 1923 Killed in a flying accident - 4 Jan 1924
Stores Branch
Fg Off Wilfred A Glasper  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Valentine B Ranford  5 Feb 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Alfred C Pritchard 21 Mar 1923 Accountant

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

January 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Shaibah, Iraq RAF Iraq

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Vernon S Brown  6 May 1923 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Edward D Atkinson 14 Sep 1923 DFC, AFC
Flt Lt Horace E P Wigglesworth 23 Feb 1923 DSC, later AM
Flt Lt Hugh W L Saunders  2 May 1920 MC, DFC, MM; later ACM
Flt Lt Norman H Jenkins 14 Sep 1922 DFC, DSM
Fg Off Francis J W Mellersh  7 Mar 1922 AFC; later AVM
Fg Off Gilbert H Elliott  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Leonard E Dowse  7 Mar 1922
Fg Off Thomas H Moon 25 Sep 1923  
Fg Off George Thornton-Norris  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Reginald W Hill  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Henry W Hewson 20 Sep 1921  
Fg Off Charles E Kelly  4 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Francis F Inglis 13 Dec 1922 later AVM
Fg Off John de la P B Preston 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Robert H Windsor 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Robert C Harrison 2 Feb 1923 Killed in a flying accident - 4 Jan 1924
Fg Off John  R Brown 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Ernest V S Lacey 14 Sep 1923  
Plt Off John H G Franklin 14 Sep 1923
Stores Branch
Fg Off Wilfred A Glasper  8 Mar 1921  
Fg Off Valentine B Ranford  5 Feb 1923 later A/Cdre
Accountant
Fg Off Alfred C Pritchard 21 Mar 1923  

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

From 5 March to 21 April 1924 it was based at Djaliba.

May 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Shaibah, Iraq RAF Iraq

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward D Atkinson 14 Sep 1923 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC (from 18 Feb 1924)
Flt Lt Horace E P Wigglesworth 23 Feb 1923 DSC, later AM
Flt Lt Hugh W L Saunders  2 May 1920 MC, DFC, MM; later ACM
Flt Lt Norman H Jenkins 14 Sep 1922 DFC, DSM
Fg Off Herbert V Rowley 19 Jan 1924 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Gilbert H Elliott  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Thomas H Moon 25 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Albert E Groom 23 Nov 1923 DSM
Fg Off George Thornton-Norris  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Reginald W Hill  7 Mar 1922  
Fg Off Charles E Kelly  4 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Francis F Inglis 13 Dec 1922 later AVM
Fg Off John de la P B Preston 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Robert H Windsor 23 Feb 1923  
Fg Off Howell V David  4 Mar 1924  
Fg Off John  R Brown 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Ernest V S Lacey 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Robert Duncanson 29 Feb 1924
Fg Off John H G Franklin 14 Sep 1923
Stores Branch
Fg Off Valentine B Ranford  5 Feb 1923 later A/Cdre
Accountant
Fg Off Alfred C Pritchard 21 Mar 1923  

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
De Havilland DH9A Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr David E Stodart 18 Sep 1924 Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC
Flt Lt

Cyril J Truran

13 Mar 1925 AFC
Flt Lt Horace E P Wigglesworth 23 Feb 1923 DSC, later AM
Flt Lt Norman H Jenkins 14 Sep 1922 DFC, DSM
Fg Off Albert E Groom 23 Nov 1923  
Fg Off Sydney A Lane  20 May 1925  
Fg Off Ernest V S Lacey 14 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Gordon C Shepherd 18 Sep 1924
Fg Off Robert Duncanson 29 Feb 1924  
Fg Off Ernest N E Waldron 23 Sep 1924  
Fg Off

Walter L Dawson

27 Nov 1924 later ACM
Fg Off Cecil S Riccard 27 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Bryan H Shaw 28 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Ronald H Carter 27 Nov 1924  
Fg Off James E Tomes 18 Sep 1924 Killed in a flying accident - 15 Apr 1926
Plt Off John J FitzGerald  5 Feb 1925 Killed in a flying accident - 12 Aug 1925

-

35 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Wilfred T Lewis  2 Apr 1925  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Alfred C Pritchard 21 Mar 1923  

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

March 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr David E Stodart 18 Sep 1924 Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC
Flt Lt Robert H Hanmer  2 Oct 1925 MC
Flt Lt Brian K D Robertson 22 Sep 1925 AFC
Flt Lt Andrew A Ward 17 Jan 1925  
Fg Off Albert E Groom 23 Nov 1923  
Fg Off Gordon C Shepherd 18 Sep 1924
Fg Off Howard E E Weblin 23 Sep 1924  
Fg Off

Robert H S Spaight

18 Nov 1925 later A/Cdre
Fg Off

Walter L Dawson

27 Nov 1924 later ACM
Fg Off Cecil S Riccard 27 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Bryan H Shaw 28 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Alfred W Rowbotham 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Ronald H Carter 27 Nov 1924  
Fg Off James E Tomes 18 Sep 1924 Killed in a flying accident - 15 Apr 1926
Fg Off Maurice W Goldie 29 Jan 1926  
Plt Off Norman A West 22 Sep 1925  

-

2 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Wilfred T Lewis  2 Apr 1925  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Frederick C Warner 22 Sep 1925  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr David E Stodart 18 Sep 1924 Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC
Flt Lt Robert H Hanmer  2 Oct 1925 MC
Flt Lt John F T Barrett  8 May 1926 DFC
Fg Off Sidney C Black 12 Feb 1926 MM
Fg Off Albert E Groom 23 Nov 1923  
Fg Off Gordon C Shepherd 18 Sep 1924
Fg Off

Robert H S Spaight

18 Nov 1925 later A/Cdre
Fg Off

Walter L Dawson

27 Nov 1924 later ACM
Fg Off Cecil S Riccard 27 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Bryan H Shaw 28 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Alfred W Rowbotham 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Ronald H Carter 27 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Norman A West 22 Sep 1925  
Fg Off Maurice W Goldie 29 Jan 1926  
Fg Off Albert L Ottway  1 May 1926

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Wilfred T Lewis  2 Apr 1925  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Robert W L Glenn 12 Feb 1926 later AVM

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr David E Stodart 18 Sep 1924 Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC
Flt Lt Robert H Hanmer  2 Oct 1925 MC
Flt Lt Norbert M D Russell 17 Jul 1926  
Flt Lt John F T Barrett  8 May 1926 DFC
Fg Off Sidney C Black 12 Feb 1926 Signals Duties, MM
Fg Off Albert E Groom 23 Nov 1923 Armament duties, DSM
Fg Off Gordon C Shepherd 18 Sep 1924
Fg Off

Robert H S Spaight

18 Nov 1925 Photographic Duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off

Walter L Dawson

27 Nov 1924 later ACM
Fg Off Cecil S Riccard 27 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Frank E Nuttall 21 Sep 1926
Fg Off Alfred W Rowbotham 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Ronald H Carter 27 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Norman A West 22 Sep 1925  
Fg Off William Von R Nicholl  8 Jun 1926  
Fg Off Maurice W Goldie 29 Jan 1926  
Fg Off Stephen H Hardy 21 Sep 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Frederick B Tomkins 21 Sep 1926  
Plt Off Robert Matheson 21 Sep 1926  

-

4 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Wilfred T Lewis  2 Apr 1925  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Robert W L Glenn 12 Feb 1926 later AVM

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Francis J Vincent

11 Feb 1927 Officer Commanding, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Brian K D Robertson 24 Jan 1927 AFC
Flt Lt John F T Barrett  8 May 1926 DFC
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Ulrick C de Burgh  3 May 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt Norbert M D Russell 17 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Frank Porter  1 Apr 1927 Signals duties
Fg Off Henry S Sandford  1 Apr 1927
Fg Off Frank E Nuttall 21 Sep 1926
Fg Off Norman A West 22 Sep 1925  
Fg Off William Von R Nicholl  8 Jun 1926  
Fg Off Maurice W Goldie 29 Jan 1926 Armament duties
Fg Off Stephen H Hardy 21 Sep 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Frederick B Tomkins 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Robert Matheson 21 Sep 1926  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Wilfred T Lewis  2 Apr 1925  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Robert W L Glenn 12 Feb 1926 later AVM

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Francis J Vincent

11 Feb 1927 Officer Commanding, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Norman H Jenkins  8 Mar 1928 OBE, DFC, DSM
Flt Lt Henry G W Lock 30 Mar 1928 DFC
Flt Lt

Francis J Fogarty

23 Feb 1928 DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt John F T Barrett  8 May 1926 DFC
Flt Lt Michael W C Ridgway  5 Aug 1927  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Ulrick C de Burgh  3 May 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Henry S Sandford  1 Apr 1927
Fg Off Frank E Nuttall 21 Sep 1926
Fg Off Stephen H Hardy 21 Sep 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Philip B Chubb  8 Mar 1928
Fg Off Frederick B Tomkins 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Robert Matheson 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off

Richard Kellett

20 Sep 1927 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Ulrich S Mackay 30 Mar 1928  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Donald J Divett  7 Dec 1927  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Gilbert Goodall 20 Sep 1927  
Education Officer
Capt Frank Harrison  1 Oct 1927 MA

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
De Havilland DH9A Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Francis J Vincent

11 Feb 1927 Officer Commanding, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Henry G W Lock 30 Mar 1928 DFC
Flt Lt

Francis J Fogarty

23 Feb 1928 DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt John F T Barrett  8 May 1926 DFC
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Ulrick C de Burgh  3 May 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Frank E Nuttall 21 Sep 1926
Fg Off Stephen H Hardy 21 Sep 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Frederick B Tomkins 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Robert Matheson 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off

Richard Kellett

20 Sep 1927 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Ulrich S Mackay 30 Mar 1928  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Donald J Divett  7 Dec 1927  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Gilbert Goodall 20 Sep 1927  
Education Officer
Capt Frank Harrison  1 Oct 1927 MA

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti (from Oct 1928) Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

Wapiti IIA of No 84 Squadron

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John J Breen

11 Feb 1927 Officer Commanding, later AM
Flt Lt Henry G W Lock 30 Mar 1928 DFC
Flt Lt

Francis J Fogarty

23 Feb 1928 DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Colin P Brown 16 Mar 1929 DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Edward M Drummond 20 Oct 1928 Signals duties
Fg Off Stephen H Hardy 21 Sep 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Arthur F Merritt 25 Apr 1929
Fg Off Norman C Pleasance 20 Oct 1928 Armament duties
Fg Off Jack H Harris 20 Oct 1928 Pilotage (Navigation) duties; later AVM
Fg Off Ulrich S Mackay 30 Mar 1928  
Fg Off Frank G Fairhead 29 Apr 1929
Fg Off Mayre G Sedorski  2 Aug 1928  
Plt Off John A S Outhwaite  3 Jan 1929 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Geoffrey F Overbury 12 Apr 1929  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Robert B Brown 11 Jan 1929  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Kenneth A Jackman 19 Apr 1929  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Leslie I Hyder  1 Jul 1928  
Education Officer
Capt Alfred S Thomas 17 Aug 1928 Grade III, MC

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Harry Stewart

 8 Oct 1929 Officer Commanding, killed in a flying accident - 5 Jan 1931
Flt Lt Leonard E M Gillman 18 Jan 1930  
Flt Lt Edward M Drummond 20 Oct 1928 Signals duties
Flt Lt

Sidney N Webster

29 Mar 1930 AFC, later AVM
Flt Lt Wilfred J Pearson  9 Nov 1929  
Fg Off Arthur F Merritt 25 Apr 1929
Fg Off

Jack H Harris

20 Oct 1928 Pilotage (Navigation) duties; later AVM
Fg Off Mayre G Sedorski  2 Aug 1928  
Fg Off Robert A T Stowell  8 Oct 1929 Armament duties
Fg Off John A S Outhwaite  3 Jan 1929 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John R Robins 13 Jun 1929
Plt Off Richard M Messiter 15 Nov 1929  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Robert B Brown 11 Jan 1929  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Robert Cassels  9 Nov 1929  
Education Officer
Capt Alfred S Thomas 17 Aug 1928 Grade III, MC

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

August 1930

Source - August 1930 Air Force List

September 1930

Source - September 1930 Air Force List

October 1930

Source - October 1930 Air Force List

November 1930

Source - November 1930 Air Force List

December 1930

Source - December 1930 Air Force List

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Richard C Hardstaff 12 Jan 1931 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt John F T Barrett 10 Mar 1931 DSO, DFC
Flt Lt Wilfred J Pearson  9 Nov 1929  
Flt Lt Arthur E Rogenhagen  2 Jan 1931  
Flt Lt

Hugh H Brookes

 5 Oct 1930 later AVM
Fg Off Thomas H Carr  7 Oct 1930 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Mayre G Sedorski  2 Aug 1928  
Fg Off Robert A T Stowell  8 Oct 1929 Armament duties
Fg Off Thomas W G Eady 26 Oct 1930
Fg Off John R Robins 13 Jun 1929
Fg Off Richard M Messiter 15 Nov 1929  
Fg Off Sidney M Bell 10 Mar 1931
Plt Off Richard V Alexander 20 Feb 1931  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off George Blinman  7 Oct 1930  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off George H  White 24 Oct 1930  
Education Officer
Lt Percy Knowles 16 Aug 1930 Grade III, BSc, AMICE

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Vacant Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt John F T Barrett 10 Mar 1931 DSO, DFC
Flt Lt Edward E Arnold  6 May 1932 DFC
Flt Lt Arthur E Rogenhagen  2 Jan 1931  
Flt Lt Thomas H Carr  7 Oct 1930 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Wilfred S C Adams  3 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Sidney M Bell 10 Mar 1931
Fg Off Hurll F Chester 26 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Richard V Alexander 20 Feb 1931  
Fg Off Leonard J Crosbie 23 Jan 1932
Fg Off Guy A Bolland 23 Jan 1932
Fg Off Thomas A Jefferson 12 Jun 1931  
Plt Off Eric W Whitley 13 Nov 1931  
Plt Off David Sloan  4 Apr 1932  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off George Blinman  7 Oct 1930  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Maurice L Jones 26 Oct 1931  

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Stanley F Vincent

29 Apr 1933 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Robert J Rodwell  8 Feb 1933 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Edward E Arnold  6 May 1932 DFC
Flt Lt Cyril Walter  4 Oct 1932  
Fg Off Hurll F Chester 26 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Jeffrey H Supple  4 Oct 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Leonard J Crosbie 23 Jan 1932
Fg Off Guy A Bolland 23 Jan 1932
Fg Off Thomas A Jefferson 12 Jun 1931  
Fg Off Eric W Whitley 13 Nov 1931  
Fg Off David Sloan  4 Apr 1932
Fg Off Cedric W Williams 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off William W Stainthorpe 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Thomas C Chambers  2 Nov 1932  
Plt Off Arthur Franklin 20 Mar 1933  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off

Roland G Seymour

 1 Oct 1932 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Maurice L Jones 26 Oct 1931  
Fg Off Percival Griffiths 10 Feb 1933  
Education Officer
Mr Percy H Legg 19 Aug 1932 Grade III, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO Edward W Walker 24 Feb 1932  
WO William R Foyle  9 Mar 1933  
WO Arthur Hibbins  9 Mar 1933 MM
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Frederick Williams 28 Oct 1932  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Stanley F Vincent

29 Apr 1933 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Robert J Rodwell  8 Feb 1933 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Edward E Arnold  6 May 1932 DFC
Flt Lt Cyril Walter  4 Oct 1932  
Flt Lt Anthony C Evans-Evans 18 Oct 1933  
Flt Lt William A Thompson 17 May 1933 Signals duties
Fg Off Jeffrey H Supple  4 Oct 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Leonard J Crosbie 23 Jan 1932
Fg Off Guy A Bolland 23 Jan 1932
Fg Off Thomas A Jefferson 12 Jun 1931  
Fg Off Eric W Whitley 13 Nov 1931  
Fg Off David Sloan  4 Apr 1932
Fg Off Cedric W Williams 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off William W Stainthorpe 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Thomas C Chambers  2 Nov 1932  
Plt Off Arthur Franklin 20 Mar 1933  
Plt Off Harold G L Allsop 25 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Edward H Wainwright  6 Oct 1933  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off

Roland G Seymour

 1 Oct 1932 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Kenneth Fraser 10 Nov 1933  
Medical Branch
Fg Off William P Griffin 14 May 1934 MB, BCh
Education Officer
Mr Percy H Legg 19 Aug 1932 Grade III, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO Edward W Walker 24 Feb 1932  
WO William R Foyle  9 Mar 1933  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Walter Robinson 22 Mar 1934  
WO II Frederick Williams 28 Oct 1932  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Stanley F Vincent

29 Apr 1933 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Robert J Rodwell  8 Feb 1933 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Cyril Walter  4 Oct 1932  
Flt Lt Anthony C Evans-Evans 18 Oct 1933  
Flt Lt William A Thompson 17 May 1933 Signals duties
Fg Off David Sloan  4 Apr 1932
Fg Off Cedric W Williams 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off William W Stainthorpe 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Thomas C Chambers  2 Nov 1932  
Fg Off Arthur Franklin 20 Mar 1933  
Plt Off Harold G L Allsop 25 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Edward H Wainwright  6 Oct 1933  
Plt Off Ronald J F Craig 21 Nov 1933
Plt Off Anthony G Strutt 26 Jan 1934

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off

Roland G Seymour

 1 Oct 1932 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Kenneth Fraser 10 Nov 1933  
Fg Off Percival Griffiths 10 Feb 1933  
Education Officer
Mr Percy H Legg 19 Aug 1932 Grade III, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO Edward W Walker 24 Feb 1932  
WO William R Foyle  9 Mar 1933  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Frederick Williams 28 Oct 1932  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vincent (from Dec 1934) Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

Vincent

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Francis J Fogarty

 1 Feb 1935 Officer Commanding, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Frank E Nuttall  1 Feb 1935  
Flt Lt George P Macdonald 10 Oct 1934  
Flt Lt Anthony C Evans-Evans 18 Oct 1933  
Flt Lt

Willian C Cooper

10 Oct 1934 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off John A P Owen 10 Oct 1934
Fg Off Harold G L Allsop 25 Aug 1933  
Fg Off Edward H Wainwright  6 Oct 1933  
Plt Off Robert G Prier 10 Oct 1933  
Plt Off Ronald J F Craig 21 Nov 1933  
Plt Off Anthony G Strutt 26 Jan 1934  
Plt Off Patrick E Meagher 22 Jun 1934
Plt Off Wilfred N Stubbs  3 Nov 1934

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Flt Lt Thomas A Head 10 Oct 1934  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Rowland D Pratt 12 Jan 1935  
Education Officer
Mr Arthur G Abel  3 Sep 1934 Grade III, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO Charles L Trevithick 21 Feb 1935  
WO William A E Tredwell 30 Apr 1935  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Walter Robinson 22 Mar 1934  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vincent Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Francis J Fogarty

 1 Feb 1935 Officer Commanding, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Frank E Nuttall  1 Feb 1935  
Flt Lt Anthony C Evans-Evans 18 Oct 1933  
Flt Lt George P Macdonald 10 Oct 1934  
Flt Lt G P Charles 16 Nov 1935 Signals duties
Fg Off John A P Owen 10 Oct 1934
Fg Off Robert G Prier 10 Oct 1933  
Fg Off Ronald J F Craig 21 Nov 1933  
Fg Off Patrick E Meagher 22 Jun 1934  
Plt Off Wilfred N Stubbs  3 Nov 1934
Plt Off William F Barton 30 Aug 1935  
Plt Off Kenneth S Batchelor 30 Aug 1935  

-

7 Airman Pilots

Equipment Branch
Flt Lt

Edward A Burridge

18 Mar 1936 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off R F L Hart 23 Apr 1936  
Education Officer
Mr Arthur G Abel  3 Sep 1934 Grade III, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO Charles L Trevithick 21 Feb 1935  
WO William A E Tredwell 30 Apr 1935  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vincent Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr C H A Stevens  5 Mar 1937 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr A Allen 24 Oct 1936
Flt Lt P Kinsey 24 Oct 1936 Signals duties
Flt Lt G F Overbury 22 May 1937  
Fg Off William F Barton 30 Aug 1935
Fg Off Kenneth S Batchelor 30 Aug 1935  
Plt Off L L Hunt 24 Oct 1936  
Plt Off P A Tipping 24 Oct 1936
Plt Off G T Openshaw 21 Aug 1936  
Plt Off W K Williams 15 Dec 1936  
APO J S Dunlevie  6 Apr 1937  
APO R H McClatchey 12 Apr 1937  

-

7 Airman Pilots

Equipment Branch
Sqn Ldr

Edward A Burridge

18 Mar 1936 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off R F L Hart 23 Apr 1936  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt W J L Dean 11 May 1937 MB, ChB
Education Officer
Mr A T Ryland 19 Aug 1936 Grade III, MA, BAI
Warrant Officers
WO A E Davies 16 Nov 1936  
WO W C Cox 16 Nov 1936  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vincent Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Denis H F Barnett

 8 Apr 1938 Officer Commanding; later ACM
Flt Lt H A Simmons  5 Oct 1937  
Flt Lt Paul D Holder  8 Jan 1938 later AM
Fg Off L L Hunt 24 Oct 1936
Fg Off P A Tipping 24 Oct 1936  
Plt Off G T Openshaw 21 Aug 1936  
Plt Off W K Williams 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off L P Cattell 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off R A Towgood  9 Nov 1937
Plt Off G Tanner 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off A J H Finch 29 Mar 1938
Plt Off G J Stonhill 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off D R Walker 29 Mar 1938  

-

4 Airman Pilots

Equipment Branch
Flt Lt T I Illiff  7 Jun 1937  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off H C Fleming 29 Mar 1938  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt W J L Dean 11 May 1937 MB, ChB
Commissioned Signals Officer
Fg Off R K Nicholas  5 Oct 1937  
Education Officer
Mr C E P Suttle  7 Jan 1938 Grade III, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO L T Wright  6 Mar 1937  
WO W G Hughes 20 Dec 1937  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vincent Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Donald L Thomson 25 Oct 1938 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Paul D Holder  8 Jan 1938 later AM
Flt Lt

Dudley G Lewis

30 Aug 1938 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt A R Leggate 15 Jun 1938  
Fg Off P A Tipping 24 Oct 1936  
Fg Off L L Hunt 24 Oct 1936
Fg Off O Godfrey  6 Oct 1938  
Fg Off W K Williams 15 Dec 1936  
Plt Off L P Cattell 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off R A Towgood  9 Nov 1937
Plt Off G J Stonhill 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off A F Murdie 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off D H Walsh 25 Oct 1938
Equipment Branch
Fg off H F Thomas 25 Oct 1938 MBE
Accountant Branch
Fg Off H C Fleming 29 Mar 1938  
Medical Branch
Fg Off J B Ross  3 Jun 1938 MB, ChB
Commissioned Signals Officer
Fg Off R K Nicholas  5 Oct 1937  
Education Officer
Mr C E P Suttle  7 Jan 1938 Grade III, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO L T Wright  6 Mar 1937  
WO W G Hughes 20 Dec 1937  
WO E G Chamberlain  7 Oct 1937  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Bristol Blenheim I of No 84 Squadron

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vincent

Bristol Blenheim I (from Feb 1939)

Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Donald L Thomson 25 Oct 1938 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Paul D Holder  8 Jan 1938 later AM
Flt Lt

Dudley G Lewis

30 Aug 1938 later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt O Godfrey  6 Oct 1938  
Plt Off L P Cattell 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off R A Towgood  9 Nov 1937
Plt Off G J Stonhill 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off A F Murdie 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off D H Walsh 25 Oct 1938
APO J F Evans  4 Jan 1939  
Equipment Branch
Fg off H F Thomas 25 Oct 1938 MBE
Accountant Branch
Fg Off H C Fleming 29 Mar 1938  
Medical Branch
Fg Off J B Ross  3 Jun 1938 MB, ChB
Commissioned Signals Officer
Fg Off R K Nicholas  5 Oct 1937  
Education Officer
Mr C E P Suttle  7 Jan 1938 Grade III, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO L T Wright  6 Mar 1937  
WO W G Hughes 20 Dec 1937  
WO E G Chamberlain  7 Oct 1937  
WO A E Pell  4 Nov 1937  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vincent (until Jun 1939)

Bristol Blenheim I

Shaibah, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Donald L Thomson 25 Oct 1938 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Dudley G Lewis

30 Aug 1938 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Paul D Holder  8 Jan 1938 later AM
Act Flt Lt O Godfrey  6 Oct 1938  
Act Flt Lt (Plt Off) L P Cattell 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off R A Towgood  9 Nov 1937
Plt Off G J Stonhill 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off A F Murdie 25 Oct 1938  
Plt Off D H Walsh 25 Oct 1938
Plt Off J F Evans  4 Jan 1939  
Equipment Branch
Fg off H F Thomas 25 Oct 1938 MBE
Accountant Branch
Fg Off H C Fleming 29 Mar 1938  
Medical Branch
Fg Off J B Ross  3 Jun 1938 MB, ChB
Commissioned Signals Officer
Fg Off R K Nicholas  5 Oct 1937  
Education Officer
Mr C E P Suttle  7 Jan 1938 Grade III, BSc
Warrant Officers
WO A Smith 23 Feb 1939  
WO L T Wright  6 Mar 1937  
WO W G Hughes 20 Dec 1937  
WO E G Chamberlain  7 Oct 1937  
WO A E Pell  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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