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RAF Hawkinge Personnel


[Jul 1928 | Sep 1928 | Jul 1930 | Jul 1931 | Jul 1932 | Jul 1933 | Jul 1934 | Jul 1935 | Jul 1936 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939]

Date Unit To/From/Formed
26 Apr 1920 No 25 Sqn Formed
28 Sep 1922 No 25 Sqn En-route to Turkey
3 Oct 1923 No 25 Sqn From Turkey

July 1928

County/Country Command/Group Units
near Folkstone, Kent ADGB/Fighting Area
  • SHQ

  • No 25 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Leopold H Stewart  8 Aug 1927  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Christopher W H Moller  3 Oct 1927  
Education Officer
Capt William Walker 11 Apr 1928 Grade IV, BA

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

County/Country Command/Group Units
near Folkstone, Kent ADGB/Fighting Area
  • SHQ

  • No 25 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Leopold H Stewart  8 Aug 1927 Signals Duties
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Christopher W H Moller  3 Oct 1927  
Education Officer
Capt William Walker 11 Apr 1928 Grade IV, BA

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

It lost its status as a Station HQ between September 1928 and July 1929

Date Unit To/From/Formed
30 Nov 1935 No 2 Sqn From Manston

July 1936

County/Country Command/Group Units
near Folkstone, Kent ADGB/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 2 (Army Co-operation) Squadron

  • No 25 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr A C Bayley 26 Jan 1936 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr A D H Foster  4 Nov 1935 Signals duties
Stores Branch
Flt Lt G Matthews 16 Mar 1935  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt B Chadwell  4 Nov 1935  
Education Officer
Maj E W French  6 Mar 1936 Grade III, MC, Reserve of Officers
Civilian Assistant
Capt L S Weedon   Adjutant, late RAF
Warrant Officers
WO I W J Scrivener  4 Nov 1935  
WO II F A Ladell  4 Nov 1935

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

County/Country Command/Group Units
near Folkstone, Kent Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 2 (Army Co-operation) Squadron

  • No 25 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Station HQ
Wg Cdr A C Bayley 26 Jan 1936 Officer Commanding
Capt L S Weedon   Adjutant, late RAF
Equipment Branch
Fg Off R J Williams 23 Feb 1937  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt B Chadwell  4 Nov 1935  
Education Officer
Maj E W French  6 Mar 1936 Grade III, MC, Reserve of Officers
Warrant Officers
WO I W S A Stewart  3 Feb 1937  
WO I R Bibby 18 Sep 1936  
WO II F A Ladell  4 Nov 1935

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

County/Country Command/Group Units
near Folkstone, Kent Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 2 (Army Co-operation) Squadron

  • No 25 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Station HQ
Wg Cdr

Robert A George

 3 Sep 1937 Officer Commanding MC; later AVM
Capt L S Weedon   Adjutant, late RAF
Flt Lt V Mercer Smith   Assistant Adjutant, RAFO
Equipment Branch
Fg Off R J Williams 23 Feb 1937  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt B Chadwell  4 Nov 1935  
Education Officer
Maj E W French  6 Mar 1936 Grade III, MC, Reserve of Officers
Warrant Officers
WO I W S A Stewart  3 Feb 1937  
WO I G Dod  6 Apr 1938  
WO I F A Ladell  4 Nov 1935

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Date Unit To/From/Formed
26 Sept 1938 No 25 Sqn To Northolt
12 Oct 1938 No 25 Sqn From Northolt

January 1939

County/Country Command/Group Units
near Folkstone, Kent Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 2 (Army Co-operation) Squadron

  • No 25 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Station HQ
Wg Cdr

Robert A George

 3 Sep 1937 Officer Commanding MC; later AVM
Capt L S Weedon   Adjutant, late RAF
Flt Lt V Mercer Smith   Assistant Adjutant, RAFO
Equipment Branch
Fg Off R J Williams 23 Feb 1937  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt B Chadwell  4 Nov 1935  
Education Officer
Maj E W French  6 Mar 1936 Grade III, MC, Reserve of Officers
Warrant Officers
WO W S A Stewart  3 Feb 1937  
WO G Dod  6 Apr 1938  
WO F A Ladell  4 Nov 1935
WO W G Lawrence 13 May 1938
WO H H Bootle 27 Oct 1936

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

County/Country Command/Group Units
near Folkstone, Kent Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 2 (Army Co-operation) Squadron

  • No 25 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Station HQ
Wg Cdr

Robert A George

 3 Sep 1937 Officer Commanding MC; later AVM
Capt L S Weedon   Adjutant, late RAF
Flt Lt V Mercer Smith   Assistant Adjutant, RAFO
Equipment Branch
Fg Off R J Williams 23 Feb 1937  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off W E Wolsey 28 Feb 1939  
Education Officer
Maj E W French  6 Mar 1936 Grade III, MC, Reserve of Officers
Warrant Officers
WO W S A Stewart  3 Feb 1937  
WO G Dod  6 Apr 1938  
WO F A Ladell  4 Nov 1935
WO W G Lawrence 13 May 1938
WO H H Bootle 27 Oct 1936
WO E G Alford 14 May 1938

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

County/Country Command/Group Units
near Folkstone, Kent Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 2 (Army Co-operation) Squadron

  • No 25 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Station HQ
Wg Cdr

Robert A George

 3 Sep 1937 Officer Commanding MC; later AVM
Wg Cdr

Lawrence Darvall

 3 Apr 1939 MC; later AM
Capt L S Weedon   Adjutant, late RAF
Flt Lt V Mercer Smith   Assistant Adjutant, RAFO
Equipment Branch
Fg Off R G J White    
Accountant Branch
Fg Off W E Wolsey 28 Feb 1939  
Fg Off T F P Trudgian 11 Feb 1939  
Education Officer
Maj E W French  6 Mar 1936 Grade III, MC, Reserve of Officers
Warrant Officers
WO W S A Stewart  3 Feb 1937  
WO G Dod  6 Apr 1938  
WO F A Ladell  4 Nov 1935
WO W G Lawrence 13 May 1938
WO H H Bootle 27 Oct 1936
WO F J R H Bateman 20 Mar 1939

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

[Apr 1939 | May 1939]

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