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RAF Habbaniya (Dhibban) Personnel


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

Date Unit To/From/Formed
19 Oct 1936 No 30 Sqn From Mosul

July 1937

 

Country Command/Group Units
Iraq Iraq Command
  • SHQ

  • No 30 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Gp Capt

Alfred S Morris

19 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding, OBE; later AVM

Accountant Branch

Wg Cdr A W P Phillips 19 Apr 1937 OBE

Medical Branch

Sqn Ldr J Hutchieson  1 Apr 1937 MB, BCh, DPH
Flt Lt W G S Roberts 19 May 1937  
Flt Lt F L Whitehead 11 Feb 1937 MD, CM

 

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

The name of this station was changed to Habbaniya on ?

Date Unit To/From/Formed
14 Sep 1937 No 55 Sqn From Hinaidi
16 Oct 1937 No 70 Sqn From Hinaidi

July 1938

Country Command/Group Units
Iraq Iraq Command
  • SHQ

  • HQ Iraq Command

  • Aircraft Depot

  • No 30 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 55 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 70 (Bomber Transport) Squadron

  • No 1 Armoured Car Company

  • RAF General Hospital

  • Supplies Depot

  • Communication Flight

  • Iraq Levies

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Gp Capt R S Maxwell  2 Feb 1938 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC, AFC
Flt Lt H J Paine  1 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt A W Geoghegan 14 Apr 1938 Armament duties

Accountant Branch

Wg Cdr A W P Phillips 19 Apr 1937 OBE
Sqn Ldr R T Carter 30 Apr 1938  
Flt Lt F M Hall 15 Dec 1937  
Flt Lt R Peel 12 Jul 1937  
Fg Off R O Heath 30 Apr 1938  
Fg Off P H Roscoe 29 Mar 1938  
Fg Off D W J Brown 28 Jan 1938  

Medical Branch

Sqn Ldr J W McAleer 12 Apr 1938 MB, BCh, DTM & H
Flt Lt J H Neal 22 Jan 1938 MRCS, LRCP
Flt Lt J P Brazil 30 Jan 1938 MRCS, LRCP

Warrant Officers

WO I R G Plumb 30 Nov 1937  
WO I A Wade 18 Oct 1937  
WO I J Pirie  4 Nov 1937  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Country Command/Group Units
Iraq Iraq Command
  • SHQ

  • HQ Iraq Command

  • Aircraft Depot

  • No 30 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 55 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 70 (Bomber Transport) Squadron

  • No 1 Armoured Car Company

  • RAF General Hospital

  • Supplies Depot

  • Communication Flight

  • Iraq Levies

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Gp Capt R S Maxwell  2 Feb 1938 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC, AFC
Gp Capt T Q Studd 25 Oct 1938 DFC
Sqn Ldr H J Paine  1 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt A W Geoghegan 14 Apr 1938 Armament duties

Accountant Branch

Wg Cdr P Hay 25 Oct 1938  
Sqn Ldr R T Carter 30 Apr 1938  
Flt Lt R Peel 12 Jul 1937  
Fg Off R O Heath 30 Apr 1938  
Fg Off P H Roscoe 29 Mar 1938  

Medical Branch

Flt Lt C C Barker 27 May 1938 MB, ChB
Flt Lt J H Neal 22 Jan 1938 MRCS, LRCP
Flt Lt J P Brazil 30 Jan 1938 MRCS, LRCP

Warrant Officers

WO A Wade 18 Oct 1937  
WO J Pirie  4 Nov 1937  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Country Command/Group Units
Iraq Iraq Command
  • SHQ

  • HQ Iraq Command

  • Aircraft Depot

  • No 30 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 55 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 70 (Bomber Transport) Squadron

  • No 1 Armoured Car Company

  • RAF General Hospital

  • Supplies Depot

  • Communication Flight

  • Iraq Levies

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Gp Capt T Q Studd 25 Oct 1938 Officer Commanding, DFC
Sqn Ldr A W Geoghegan 14 Apr 1938 Armament duties
Fg Off P B Chamberlain 22 Jan 1939  
Plt Off A C H Haines 25 Oct 1938 Adjutant

Accountant Branch

Wg Cdr P Hay 25 Oct 1938  
Sqn Ldr R T Carter 30 Apr 1938  
Flt Lt R Peel 12 Jul 1937  
Fg Off R O Heath 30 Apr 1938  
Fg Off P H Roscoe 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off R D I Scott 10 Feb 1939  

Medical Branch

Flt Lt L N Trethowen 30 Nov 1938 MRCS, LRCP
Flt Lt J P Brazil 30 Jan 1938 MRCS, LRCP

Warrant Officers

WO A Wade 18 Oct 1937  
WO J Pirie  4 Nov 1937  
WO E S McQuillan  4 Jan 1939  
WO F J Allan 18 Nov 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Country Command/Group Units
Iraq Iraq Command
  • SHQ

  • HQ Iraq Command

  • Aircraft Depot

  • No 30 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 55 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 70 (Bomber Transport) Squadron

  • No 1 Armoured Car Company

  • RAF General Hospital

  • Supplies Depot

  • Communication Flight

  • Iraq Levies

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Gp Capt T Q Studd 25 Oct 1938 Officer Commanding, DFC
Sqn Ldr A W Geoghegan 14 Apr 1938 Armament duties
Fg Off P B Chamberlain 22 Jan 1939  
Plt Off A C H Haines 25 Oct 1938 Adjutant

Accountant Branch

Wg Cdr P Hay 25 Oct 1938  
Sqn Ldr R T Carter 30 Apr 1938  
Flt Lt R Peel 12 Jul 1937  
Fg Off R O Heath 30 Apr 1938  
Fg Off P H Roscoe 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off R D I Scott 10 Feb 1939  

Medical Branch

Flt Lt L N Trethowen 30 Nov 1938 MRCS, LRCP
Flt Lt J P Brazil 30 Jan 1938 MRCS, LRCP

Warrant Officers

WO A Wade 18 Oct 1937  
WO J Pirie  4 Nov 1937  
WO E S McQuillan  4 Jan 1939  
WO F J Allan 18 Nov 1938  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

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