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RAF Farnborough Personnel


[Jul 1933 | Jan 1934 | Jul 1934 | Jul 1935 | Jul 1936 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Date Unit To/From/Formed
30 Apr 1920 No 4 Sqn From Uxbridge
26 Sep 1922 No 4 Sqn To Turkey
18 Sep 1923 No 4 Sqn From Turkey

July 1933

 

County Command/Group Units
Hampshire Inland Area/No 22 Group
  • SHQ

  • School of Photography

  • Experimental Section, RAE

  • No 4 (Army Co-operation) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Frederick C V Laws  1 Feb 1933 Officer Commanding*, OBE
Flt Lt George R Ashton  1 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt

Robert L Ragg

24 Apr 1933 Adjutant, AFC; later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Ernest R Wood  1 Feb 1933  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt William J Heneghan  1 Feb 1933  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II William Morse  1 Apr 1933  

*The OC of this unit also holds the appointment of Commandant, School of Photography

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

County Command/Group Units
Hampshire Inland Area/No 22 Group
  • SHQ

    • School of Photography

    • Experimental Section, RAE

    • No 4 (Army Co-operation) Squadron

  • HQ No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Geoffrey H Bowman 16 Oct 1933 Officer Commanding*, DSO, MC, DFC
Flt Lt

Robert L Ragg

24 Apr 1933 Adjutant, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Francis G Cator 18 Jul 1933 Photographic duties
Fg Off John Bamber  1 Feb 1933  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Herbert J Payne 11 Dec 1933  
Flt Lt Geoffrey L Worthington  6 Sep 1933 later AVM
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt William J Heneghan  1 Feb 1933  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II William Morse  1 Apr 1933  
Supernumerary while on special duty at RAE
Sqn Ldr

William Helmore

 1 Feb 1933 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt George H Randle  1 Feb 1933 Signals duties; later A/Cdre

*The OC of this unit also holds the appointment of Commandant, School of Photography

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

County Command/Group Units
Hampshire Inland Area/No 22 Group
  • SHQ

    • School of Photography

    • Experimental Section, RAE

    • No 4 (Army Co-operation) Squadron

  • HQ No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Geoffrey H Bowman 16 Oct 1933 Officer Commanding*, DSO, MC, DFC
Flt Lt Francis H Shales 27 Feb 1934 Photographic duties
Flt Lt Francis G Cator 18 Jul 1933 Photographic duties
Flt Lt

Robert L Ragg

24 Apr 1933 Adjutant, AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off John Bamber  1 Feb 1933  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Herbert J Payne 11 Dec 1933  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Stanley W Hill 27 Feb 1934  
Warrant Officer
WO Arthur A Simpson 18 May 1934  
Supernumerary while on special duty at RAE
Sqn Ldr

William Helmore

 1 Feb 1933 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt George H Randle  1 Feb 1933 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Robert O Jones  1 Feb 1933 Engineer Duties; later AM

*The OC of this unit also holds the appointment of Commandant, School of Photography

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

County Command/Group Units
Hampshire Inland Area/No 22 Group
  • SHQ

    • School of Photography

    • Experimental Section, RAE

    • No 4 (Army Co-operation) Squadron

  • HQ No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr

Malcolm L Taylor

28 Jul 1934 Officer Commanding*, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Francis H Shales 27 Feb 1934 Photographic duties
Flt Lt

Robert L Ragg

24 Apr 1933 Adjutant, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Claude McC Vincent

 1 De c1934 DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Gordon C Shepherd  1 Dec 1934  
Fg Off

Duncan M Somerville

 1 Jan 1935 later A/Cdre

Stores Branch

Flt Lt Herbert J Payne 11 Dec 1933  

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt Stanley W Hill 27 Feb 1934  

Medical Branch

Sqn Ldr Thomas J X Canton  6 Mar 1935 MB, BCh

Education Officer

Mr Desmond G G O'Shea 16 Jan 1935 Grade III, The O'Shea of Kerry, BA

Warrant Officer

WO Frank Watson  4 Dec 1934  

Supernumerary while on special duty at RAE

Sqn Ldr

William Helmore

 1 Feb 1933 later A/Cdre

*The OC of this unit also holds the appointment of Commandant, School of Photography

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

July 1936

County Command/Group Units
Hampshire Inland Area/No 22 Group
  • SHQ

    • School of Photography

    • Experimental Section, RAE

    • No 4 (Army Co-operation) Squadron

    • No 2 Gunnery Co-operation Flight

  • HQ No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr C Porri 26 Mar 1936 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt P Murgatroyd 20 Jan 1936 Photographic duties
Flt Lt

Duncan M Somerville

 1 Jan 1935 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Cedric A Bell

12 Aug 1935 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Plt Off R N Smith  1 May 1936  

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt Stanley W Hill 27 Feb 1934  

Education Officer

Mr H Falkner  1 Jan 1936 Grade III, MSc, A Inst P

Civilian Assistant

Flt Lt J H Truscott   Adjutant, RAFO

Civilian Stores Officer

Sqn Ldr (Ret) R V J S Hogan    

Warrant Officer

WO Frank Watson  4 Dec 1934  

Supernumerary while on special duty at RAE

Wg Cdr

William Helmore

 1 Feb 1933 later A/Cdre

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Date Unit To/From/Formed
16 Feb 1937 No 4 Sqn To Odiham
28 Jun 1937 No 53 Sqn Formed

July 1937

County Command/Group Units
Hampshire Training Command/No 24 (Training) Group
  • SHQ

    • School of Photography

    • Experimental Section, RAE

Lodger Units (No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group): -

  • HQ No 22 Group

  • No 53 (Army Co-operation) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr C Porri 26 Mar 1936 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt H P Jenkins  9 Nov 1936 Photographic duties
Flt Lt J H Truscott   Adjutant, RAFO
Fg Off N H F Unwin   Assistant Adjutant, RAFO

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt Stanley W Hill 27 Feb 1934  
Sqn Ldr (Ret) E N E Waldron    

Equipment Officers

Sqn Ldr (Ret) R V J S Hogan    
Fg Off (Ret) M R Preece    

Education Officer

Mr R H Bennett   Grade III, MA

Warrant Officers

WO Frank Watson  4 Dec 1934 MBE
WO H J Hamlin 25 Jan 1937  

Supernumerary while on special duty at RAE

Wg Cdr

William Helmore

 1 Feb 1933 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Cedric A Bell

12 Aug 1935 Signals duties; later A/Cdre

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Date Unit To/From/Formed
8 Apr 1938 No 53 Sqn To Odiham

July 1938

County Command/Group Units
Hampshire Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group
  • SHQ

    • School of Photography

    • Experimental Section, RAE

    • No 2 Gunnery Co-operation Flight

    • No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit

  • HQ No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr C Porri 26 Mar 1936 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt H P Jenkins  9 Nov 1936 Photographic duties
Fg Off W H R N Newton-Howes  9 May 1938  
Flt Lt J H Truscott   Adjutant, RAFO

Accountant Officers

Sqn Ldr (Ret) E N E Waldron    
Capt (Ret) C E Kent    
Medical Branch
Flt Lt S G Gordon 11 Dec 1936 MRCS, LRCP

Equipment Officers

Sqn Ldr (Ret) R V J S Hogan    

Education Officer

Capt H W Manley  1 Jan 1938 Grade III, MA

Warrant Officers

WO Frank Watson  4 Dec 1934 MBE

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

County Command/Group Units
Hampshire Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group
  • SHQ

    • School of Photography

    • Experimental Section, RAE

    • No 2 Gunnery Co-operation Flight

    • No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit

  • HQ No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr C Porri 26 Mar 1936 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt H P Jenkins  9 Nov 1936 Photographic duties
Fg Off W H R N Newton-Howes  9 May 1938  
Plt Off S A D Pike  9 Jul 1937  
Plt Off B Graham  9 Jul 1937  
Plt Off L E Chambers  9 Jul 1937  
Flt Lt J H Truscott   Adjutant, RAFO
Capt (Ret) B C Brooks   Barrack Officer

Accountant Officers

Sqn Ldr (Ret) E N E Waldron    
Capt (Ret) C E Kent    
Medical Branch
Flt Lt S G Gordon 11 Dec 1936 MRCS, LRCP

Equipment Officer

Sqn Ldr (Ret) R V J S Hogan    

Education Officer

Capt H W Manley  1 Jan 1938 Grade III, MA

Warrant Officers

WO Frank Watson  4 Dec 1934 MBE

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

County Command/Group Units
Hampshire Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group
  • SHQ

    • School of Photography

    • Royal Aircraft Establishment

    • No 2 Gunnery Co-operation Flight

    • No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit

  • HQ No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr C Porri 26 Mar 1936 Officer Commanding
Fg Off W H R N Newton-Howes  9 May 1938
Plt Off S A D Pike  9 Jul 1937  
Plt Off B Graham  9 Jul 1937  
Plt Off L E Chambers  9 Jul 1937  
Flt Lt J H Truscott   Adjutant, RAFO

Accountant Branch

Fg Off G R Bowler  1 Mar 1939  
Sqn Ldr (Ret) E N E Waldron    
Capt (Ret) C E Kent    
Medical Branch
Flt Lt S G Gordon 11 Dec 1936 MRCS, LRCP

Equipment Officer

Sqn Ldr (Ret) R V J S Hogan    

Education Officer

Capt H W Manley  1 Jan 1938 Grade III, MA

Temporary Education Officer

Mr W Burton  7 Jan 1939 BSc

Warrant Officers

WO Frank Watson  4 Dec 1934 MBE
WO J W Howarth 25 Jan 1939

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

County Command/Group Units
Hampshire Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group
  • SHQ

    • School of Photography

    • Royal Aircraft Establishment

    • No 2 Gunnery Co-operation Flight

    • No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit

  • HQ No 22 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr C Porri 26 Mar 1936 Officer Commanding
Fg Off W H R N Newton-Howes  9 May 1938
Plt Off S A D Pike  9 Jul 1937  
Plt Off B Graham  9 Jul 1937  
Plt Off L E Chambers  9 Jul 1937  
Flt Lt J H Truscott   Adjutant, RAFO

Equipment Branch

APO R S Burles 27 Mar 1939  
Sqn Ldr (Ret) R V J S Hogan    

Accountant Branch

Fg Off G R Bowler  1 Mar 1939  
Sqn Ldr (Ret) E N E Waldron    
Capt (Ret) C E Kent    
Medical Branch
Flt Lt S G Gordon 11 Dec 1936 MRCS, LRCP

Education Officer

Capt H W Manley  1 Jan 1938 Grade III, MA

Temporary Education Officer

Mr W Burton  7 Jan 1939 BSc

Warrant Officers

WO Frank Watson  4 Dec 1934 MBE
WO J W Howarth 25 Jan 1939

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

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