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RAF Basrah Personnel


[Mar 1926 | Jul 1926 | Dec 1926]

March 1926

County/Country Command Units
Basrah, Iraq Iraq Command
  • Stores Depot - Margil

  • Base Supply Depot - Margil

  • Combined Hospital - Ashar

  • Inland Water Transport - Basrah

  • No 84 (Bombing) Squadron - Shaibah

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Charles E H Rathborne

22 Sep 1925 Officer Commanding, DSO; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Charles E H James 14 Aug 1925 MC
Sqn Ldr Archibald S Maskell 22 Sep 1925  
Flt Lt Colin S Richardson 12 Sep 1924 MBE
Flt Lt John G S Candy  5 Jan 1926 DFC
Flt Lt Charles J Brockbank 23 Nov 1923 MBE
Flt Lt Walter B E Powell 18 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Reginald C B Brading 18 Nov 1925 DFC
Fg Off Albert E Thompson  1 Jan 1925  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Frederick J W Humphreys 28 Oct 1925  
Chaplains  Branch
Rev George A Davies 30 Jan 1925  
Education Officer
Maj Leonard J Danby  1 Sep 1924 Grade IV (acting Grade III), MC

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

County/Country Command Units
Basrah, Iraq Iraq Command
  • No 4 Armoured Car Company (1 section) - Basrah

  • Stores Depot - Margil

  • Base Supply Depot - Margil

  • Combined Hospital - Ashar

  • Inland Water Transport - Basrah

  • No 84 (Bombing) Squadron - Shaibah

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Charles E H Rathborne

22 Sep 1925 Officer Commanding, DSO; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Charles E H James 14 Aug 1925 MC
Flt Lt John G S Candy  5 Jan 1926 DFC
Flt Lt Charles J Brockbank 23 Nov 1923 MBE
Flt Lt Walter B E Powell 18 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Reginald C B Brading 18 Nov 1925 DFC
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Frederick J W Humphreys 28 Oct 1925  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Christopher P Barber 31 Jan 1926  
Fg Off Cecil J MacQuillen  6 Feb 1926 MB, BA
Chaplains  Branch
Rev George A Davies 30 Jan 1925  
Education Officer
Maj Edward W French  5 Mar 1926 Grade IV (acting Grade III), MC, Res of Off

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

County/Country Command Units
Basrah, Iraq Iraq Command
  • No 4 Armoured Car Company (1 section) - Basrah

  • Stores Depot - Margil

  • Base Supply Depot - Margil

  • Combined Hospital - Ashar

  • Inland Water Transport - Basrah

  • No 84 (Bombing) Squadron - Shaibah

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Charles E H Rathborne

22 Sep 1925 Officer Commanding, DSO; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Gilbert S M Insall 21 Sep 1926 VC, MC
Sqn Ldr Charles E H James 14 Aug 1925 MC
Sqn Ldr Archibald S Maskell 22 Sep 1925  
Flt Lt John G S Candy  5 Jan 1926 DFC
Flt Lt Walter B E Powell 18 Sep 1924  
Flt Lt Sidney H Ware  2 Oct 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Maurice H Ely 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Cecil G C Woledge 23 Oct 1926  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Frederick J W Humphreys 28 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Herbert J Payne 21 Sep 1926  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Herbert C Patterson 21 Jun 1926  
Fg Off Brian L Edwards 14 Oct 1926 MB
Fg Off Edward A Aslett 14 Oct 1926  
Chaplains  Branch
Rev George A Davies 30 Jan 1925  
Education Officer
Maj Edward W French  5 Mar 1926 Grade IV (acting Grade III), MC, Res of Off

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

It was placed on Care and Maintenance on 1 May 1927.

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