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RAF Calafrana/Kalafrana Personnel


[Jul 1935 | Jul 1936 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Date Unit To/From/Formed
1 Jan 1929 No 202 Sqn Formed

July 1935

 

Country Command/Group Units
Malta RAF Mediterranean
  • SHQ

  • No 202 (Flying Boat) Squadron

  • No 447 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Flight - when accommodated

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt John Sowrey 29 Mar 1934 Officer Commanding, AFC
Sqn Ldr

Eric B Grenfell

28 Sep 1934 Armament duties, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Cedric W Broadberry 14 Aug 1931 Engineer duties, MC
Sqn Ldr George E Ransom  2 Feb 1934  
Flt Lt John M J C J I Rock de Besombes  1 Oct 1933 Adjutant
Flt Lt William E James  4 Mar 1932 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Archibald H Harrison 26 Sep 1931 Engineer duties, DSM

Stores Branch

Flt Lt Douglas A W Sugden 25 May 1934  

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt William J Heneghan 14 Apr 1934  
Fg Off Robert F Fleming 28 Sep 1934  

Medical Branch

Flt Lt Frederick E Lipscomb  1 Mar 1935 MRCS, LRCP, DPH, DTM & H
Flt Lt George Gilchrist 24 Nov 1933 MB, BS

Education Officer

Lt Edward A F Reeve  1 Sep 1930 Grade III, MSc, PhD

Civilian Stores Officer

Sqn Ldr (Ret) L A Lavender    

Warrant Officers

WO I Frank Clay 17 Jan 1933  
WO I Fred C Freemantle 14 Apr 1934  
WO I Horace Furner 30 Apr 1934  
WO I Douglas J Hancock 30 Nov 1934  
WO I Samson R Brown 23 Nov 1932  
WO II Albert E L Endley 30 Apr 1934  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

July 1936

Country Command/Group Units
Malta RAF Mediterranean
  • SHQ

  • No 202 (Flying Boat) Squadron

  • No 447 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Flight - when accommodated

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Reginald L G Marix

27 Apr 1936 Officer Commanding, DSO; later AVM
Sqn Ldr

Eric B Grenfell

28 Sep 1934 Armament duties, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr George E Ransom  2 Feb 1934  
Sqn Ldr H P G Leigh 22 Nov 1935 Engineer duties
Flt Lt John M J C J I Rock de Besombes  1 Oct 1933 Adjutant
Flt Lt William E James  4 Mar 1932 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Archibald H Harrison 26 Sep 1931 Engineer duties, DSM
Flt Lt J Cherrill 13 Oct 1935 Signals duties

Stores Branch

Flt Lt John F Young  5 Jul 1935 later A/Cdre

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt William J Heneghan 14 Apr 1934  
Fg Off Robert F Fleming 28 Sep 1934  

Medical Branch

Sqn Ldr Albert F Cook  8 Nov 1935 LRCP & S
Flt Lt George Gilchrist 24 Nov 1933 MB, BS

Education Officer

Capt  E T Weddell 14 Jan 1936 Grade III, MC, BSc

Civilian Stores Officer

Sqn Ldr (Ret) L A Lavender    

Warrant Officers

WO I Frank Clay 17 Jan 1933  
WO I Fred C Freemantle 14 Apr 1934  
WO I Horace Furner 30 Apr 1934  
WO I Douglas J Hancock 30 Nov 1934  
WO I C H Leggott 13 Mar 1936 DCM
WO II Albert E L Endley 30 Apr 1934  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

The spelling of the station name was formally changed to Kalafrana on ?

July 1937

Country Command/Group Units
Malta RAF Mediterranean
  • SHQ

  • No 202 (Flying Boat) Squadron

  • No 447 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Flight - when accommodated

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt F E P Barrington 26 Oct 1936 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr George E Ransom  2 Feb 1934  
Sqn Ldr H P G Leigh 22 Nov 1935 Engineer duties
Flt Lt G E Sampson 13 Feb 1937 Adjutant
Flt Lt W D J Michie  2 Mar 1937  
Flt Lt J Cherrill 13 Oct 1935 Signals duties

Equipment Branch

Flt Lt John F Young  5 Jul 1935 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr (Ret) L A Lavender    

Accountant Branch

Fg Off W N Hibbert 13 Feb 1937  
Fg Off Robert F Fleming 28 Sep 1934  

Medical Branch

Sqn Ldr Albert F Cook  8 Nov 1935 LRCP & S
Flt Lt George Gilchrist 24 Nov 1933 MB, BS

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off H Hipwood 17 Nov 1936  

Education Officer

Capt  E T Weddell 14 Jan 1936 Grade III, MC, BSc

Warrant Officers

WO I Frank Clay 17 Jan 1933  
WO I Douglas J Hancock 30 Nov 1934  
WO I J F Barleycorn 31 Jul 1936  
WO I C H Leggott 13 Mar 1936 DCM
WO I A E Wyatt 12 Dec 1936  
WO I H R Evans  6 Jul 1936  
WO II Albert E L Endley 30 Apr 1934  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

The spelling was changed to Kalafrana on ?

July 1938

Country Command/Group Units
Malta RAF Mediterranean
  • SHQ

  • No 202 (Flying Boat) Squadron

  • No 3 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit

  • No 701 (Catapult) Flight - when accommodated

  • No 705 (Catapult) Flight - when accommodated

  • No 711 (Catapult) Flight - when accommodated

  • No 713 (Catapult) Flight - when accommodated

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr G W Bentley 17 Oct 1938 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr P W M Wright 30 Oct 1938  
Sqn Ldr H G Wisher 20 Dec 1037  
Sqn Ldr W D J Machie  2 Mar 1937  
Sqn Ldr John M Warfield 30 Ape 1938 Armament duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt C C Morton 17 Jul 1937 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off A G F Cunningham 18 Nov 1938 Adjutant
Fg Off W S Pryde 18 Nov 1938  
Lt E W T Hardie   Marine Craft Officer, late RNR

Equipment Branch

Sqn Ldr A T Wells  3 Dec 1938  
Fg Off A W Bridger 29 Mar 1938  
Fg Off C P Marshall   later RAF

Accountant Branch

Sqn Ldr D J Sherlock 29 Mar 1938  
Act Flt Lt (Fg Off) W N Hibbert 13 Feb 1937  

Medical Branch

Sqn Ldr Albert F Cook  8 Nov 1935 LRCP & S

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off H Hipwood 17 Nov 1936  
Fg Off I F Chambers 20 Nov 1937  

Warrant Officers

WO I J F Barleycorn 31 Jul 1936  
WO I T Sexton 28 Jan 1938  
WO I A P Scardifield  6 Apr 1938  
WO I J W Hartzig 12 Jul 1938  
WO I G A V Collins  6 Apr 1938  
WO I A P Brennan 22 Aug 1936  
WO I A E Hewes  7 Jun 1938  
WO I F W Hudson 26 Jun 1938  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

The listing for this month is currently missing from my sources

April 1939

Country Command/Group Units
Malta RAF Mediterranean
  • SHQ

  • No 202 (Flying Boat) Squadron

  • No 701 (Catapult) Flight - when accommodated

  • No 705 (Catapult) Flight - when accommodated

  • No 711 (Catapult) Flight - when accommodated

  • No 713 (Catapult) Flight - when accommodated

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt F E P Barrington 17 Dec 1938 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr P W M Wright 30 Oct 1938  
Sqn Ldr H G Wisher 20 Dec 1037  
Sqn Ldr W D J Machie  2 Mar 1937  
Flt Lt C C Morton 17 Jul 1937 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off A G F Cunningham 18 Nov 1938 Adjutant
Fg Off W S Pryde 18 Nov 1938  
Lt E W T Hardie   Marine Craft Officer, late RNR

Equipment Branch

Sqn Ldr A T Wells  3 Dec 1938  
Fg Off A W Bridger 29 Mar 1938  
Fg Off C P Marshall   later RAF

Accountant Branch

Sqn Ldr D J Sherlock 29 Mar 1938  
Act Flt Lt (Fg Off) W N Hibbert 13 Feb 1937  

Medical Branch

Flt Lt R L Soper 11 Feb 1939 MRCS, LRCP, DA

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off H Hipwood 17 Nov 1936  
Fg Off I F Chambers 20 Nov 1937  

Warrant Officers

WO J F Barleycorn 31 Jul 1936  
WO T Sexton 28 Jan 1938  
WO A P Scardifield  6 Apr 1938  
WO J W Hartzig 12 Jul 1938  
WO G A V Collins  6 Apr 1938  
WO A P Brennan 22 Aug 1936  
WO A E Hewes  7 Jun 1938  
WO F W Hudson 26 Jun 1938  
WO W R Hardeman 17 Feb 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Country Command/Group Units
Malta RAF Mediterranean
  • SHQ

  • No 202 (Flying Boat) Squadron

  • No 701 (Catapult) Flight - when accommodated

  • No 705 (Catapult) Flight - when accommodated

  • No 711 (Catapult) Flight - when accommodated

  • No 713 (Catapult) Flight - when accommodated

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt F E P Barrington 17 Dec 1938 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr P W M Wright 30 Oct 1938  
Sqn Ldr H G Wisher 20 Dec 1037  
Sqn Ldr W D J Machie  2 Mar 1937  
Sqn Ldr C C Morton 17 Jul 1937 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off A G F Cunningham 18 Nov 1938 Adjutant
Fg Off W S Pryde 18 Nov 1938  
Lt E W T Hardie   Marine Craft Officer, late RNR

Equipment Branch

Sqn Ldr A T Wells  3 Dec 1938  
Fg Off A W Bridger 29 Mar 1938  
Fg Off C P Marshall   later RAF

Accountant Branch

Sqn Ldr D J Sherlock 29 Mar 1938  
Act Flt Lt (Fg Off) W N Hibbert 13 Feb 1937  

Medical Branch

Flt Lt R L Soper 11 Feb 1939 MRCS, LRCP, DA

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off H Hipwood 17 Nov 1936  
Fg Off I F Chambers 20 Nov 1937  

Warrant Officers

WO T Sexton 28 Jan 1938  
WO A P Scardifield  6 Apr 1938  
WO G A V Collins  6 Apr 1938  
WO A P Brennan 22 Aug 1936  
WO A E Hewes  7 Jun 1938  
WO F W Hudson 26 Jun 1938  
WO W R Hardeman 17 Feb 1939  
WO L W Toe 23 Mar 1939  
WO E A Glover 10 Mar 1936  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Date Unit To/From/Formed
10 Sep 1939 No 202 Sqn To Gibraltar

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