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RAF Hendon Personnel


[Jul 1928 | Sep 1928 | Jul 1929 | Jul 1930 | Aug 1930 | Sep 1930 | Oct 1930 | Nov 1930 | Dec 1930 | Jul 1931 | Jul 1932 | 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
18 Jan 1927 No 600 Sqn From Northolt
18 Jan 1927 No 601 Sqn From Northolt

July 1928

County/Country Command/Group Units
Middlesex ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group
  • No 600 (City of London) (Bombing) Squadron

  • No 601 (County of London) (Bombing) Squadron

  • Superintendent, RAF Reserve

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Dudley S K Crosbie 15 Nov 1927 Officer Commanding/Superintendent of RAF Reserve, OBE 
Flt Lt Guy G H Du Boulay  2 Apr 1928  
Fg Off Alfred S Lewis 13 May 1928  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Albert J Adams 21 Apr 1928  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Ralf H Cleverly  8 May 1928  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Charles S de Segundo 13 Mar 1928 OBE, VD, MC, BS
Education Officer
Flt Lt Herbert P Bridges  7 Mar 1927 Grade III, BA, LLD, RAFO

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

County/Country Command/Group Units
Middlesex ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group
  • No 600 (City of London) (Bombing) Squadron

  • No 601 (County of London) (Bombing) Squadron

  • Superintendent, RAF Reserve

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Dudley S K Crosbie 15 Nov 1927 Officer Commanding/Superintendent of RAF Reserve, OBE 
Flt Lt Guy G H Du Boulay  2 Apr 1928  
Fg Off Alfred S Lewis 13 May 1928  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Albert J Adams 21 Apr 1928  
Plt Off Christopher L Thompson 20 Apr 1928  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Ralf H Cleverly  8 May 1928  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt John G Russell  9 Jul 1928 MB, BA
Flt Lt Charles S de Segundo 13 Mar 1928 OBE, VD, MC, BS
Education Officer
Flt Lt Herbert P Bridges  7 Mar 1927 Grade III, BA, LLD, RAFO

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

July 1929

County/Country Command/Group Units
Middlesex ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group
  • No 600 (City of London) (Bombing) Squadron

  • No 601 (County of London) (Bombing) Squadron

  • Superintendent, RAF Reserve

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

William J M Guilfoyle

 1 Jan 1929 Officer Commanding/Superintendent of RAF Reserve, OBE, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Guy G H Du Boulay  2 Apr 1928  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt William B Frederick 17 Feb 1929  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Ralf H Cleverly  8 May 1928  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Becher F Haythornthwaite  9 Sep 1928 MB, BA
Education Officer
Flt Lt Herbert P Bridges  7 Mar 1927 Grade III, BA, LLD, RAFO

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

Date Unit To/From/Formed
17 Mar 1930 No 604 Sqn Formed

July 1930

County/Country Command/Group Units
Middlesex ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group
  • SHQ

  • No 600 (City of London) (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 601 (County of London) (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 604 (County of Middlesex) (Bomber) Squadron

  • Superintendent, RAF Reserve

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

William J M Guilfoyle

 1 Jan 1929 Officer Commanding/Superintendent of RAF Reserve, OBE, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

John L Kirby

 5 Jan 1930 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Flt Lt William B Frederick 17 Feb 1929  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Ernest W Horncastle  9 Jan 1930  
Education Officer
Flt Lt Herbert P Bridges  7 Mar 1927 Grade III, BA, LLD, RAFO

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

August 1930

Source - August 1930 Air Force List

September 1930

Source - September 1930 Air Force List

October 1930

Source - October 1930 Air Force List

November 1930

Source - November 1930 Air Force List

December 1930

Source - December 1930 Air Force List

July 1931

County/Country Command/Group Units
Middlesex ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group
  • SHQ

  • No 600 (City of London) (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 601 (County of London) (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 604 (County of Middlesex) (Bomber) Squadron

  • Superintendent, RAF Reserve

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

William J M Guilfoyle

 1 Jan 1929 Officer Commanding/Superintendent of RAF Reserve, OBE, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

John L Kirby

 5 Jan 1930 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off Wilfred T Lewis 23 Oct 1930  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Ernest W Horncastle  9 Jan 1930  
Plt Off Charles A Proffitt 11 Aug 1930  
Education Officer
Sqn Ldr Herbert P Bridges  7 Mar 1927 Grade III, BA, LLD, RAFO

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

County/Country Command/Group Units
Middlesex ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group
  • SHQ

  • No 600 (City of London) (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 601 (County of London) (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 604 (County of Middlesex) (Bomber) Squadron

  • Superintendent, RAF Reserve

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

William J M Guilfoyle

 1 Jan 1929 Officer Commanding/Superintendent of RAF Reserve, OBE, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Bernard T Hood 12 Feb 1932 Adjutant
Stores Branch
Fg Off Wilfred T Lewis 23 Oct 1930  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Ernest W Horncastle  9 Jan 1930  
Plt Off Charles A Proffitt 11 Aug 1930  
Education Officer
Capt Ewart G M Neville  1 Sep 1931 Grade III, MA, BSc, AFRAeS

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

Date Unit To/From/Formed
10 Jul 1933 No 24 Sqn From Northolt

July 1933

County/Country Command/Group Units
Middlesex ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group
  • SHQ

  • No 24 (Communication) Squadron

  • No 600 (City of London) (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 601 (County of London) (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 604 (County of Middlesex) (Bomber) Squadron

  • Superintendent, RAF Reserve

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Robert Leckie

30 Jan 1933 Officer Commanding/Superintendent of RAF Reserve, DSO, DSC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Bernard T Hood 12 Feb 1932 Adjutant
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Cecil B Horsfield 13 Jun 1932  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Desmond F A Clarke  1 Apr 1933  
Plt Off Charles A Proffitt 11 Aug 1930  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Cornelius W Coffey  1 May 1933 LRCP & S
Education Officer
Lt Donald McKenzie  1 Sep 1932 Grade III, BSc
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Percy C Stocks  7 Apr 1933  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

County/Country Command/Group Units
Middlesex ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group
  • SHQ

  • No 24 (Communication) Squadron

  • No 600 (City of London) (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 601 (County of London) (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 604 (County of Middlesex) (Bomber) Squadron

  • Superintendent, RAF Reserve

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Robert Leckie

30 Jan 1933 Officer Commanding/Superintendent of RAF Reserve, DSO, DSC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Bernard T Hood 12 Feb 1932 Adjutant
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Archibald P Woollett 10 Jul 1933  
Accountant Branch
Sqn Ldr Edward C M Knott 25 Jun 1933  
Plt Off

Geoffrey L Seabrook

24 Jul 1933 later AVM
Education Officer
Capt William F Foulston  1 Sep 1933 Grade III, MA
Civilian Assistant
Flt Lt (Ret) B D S Tuke    
Warrant Officers
WO John Sullivan 15 Nov 1933  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

County/Country Command/Group Units
Middlesex ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group
  • SHQ

  • No 24 (Communication) Squadron

  • No 600 (City of London) (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 601 (County of London) (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 604 (County of Middlesex) (Bomber) Squadron

  • Superintendent, RAF Reserve

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Robert Leckie

30 Jan 1933 Officer Commanding/Superintendent of RAF Reserve, DSO, DSC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Bernard T Hood 12 Feb 1932 Adjutant
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Archibald P Woollett 10 Jul 1933  
Fg Off Donald Stephenson 12 Mar 1934  
Accountant Branch
Sqn Ldr Edward C M Knott 25 Jun 1933  
Plt Off

Geoffrey L Seabrook

24 Jul 1933 later AVM
Medical Branch
Sqn Ldr Herbert Mc W Daniel  1 May 1934 MD, FRCS, LRCP
Education Officer
Capt William F Foulston  1 Sep 1933 Grade III, MA
Civilian Assistant
Flt Lt (Ret) B D S Tuke    
Warrant Officers
WO John Sullivan 15 Nov 1933  
WO John Goldsmith 12 Mar 1934  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

County/Country Command/Group Units
Middlesex ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group
  • SHQ

  • No 24 (Communication) Squadron

  • No 600 (City of London) (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 601 (County of London) (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 604 (County of Middlesex) (Bomber) Squadron

  • Superintendent, RAF Reserve

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Robert Leckie

30 Jan 1933 Officer Commanding/Superintendent of RAF Reserve, DSO, DSC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Barry K Goode 21 Nov 1934 Adjutant
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Archibald P Woollett 10 Jul 1933  
Fg Off Arthur H McM Hely 28 Jul 1934 later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Sqn Ldr Edward C M Knott 25 Jun 1933  
Plt Off

Geoffrey L Seabrook

24 Jul 1933 later AVM
Medical Branch
Sqn Ldr Frank E Johnson 18 Feb 1935 MRCS, LRCP
Education Officer
Capt William F Foulston  1 Sep 1933 Grade III, MA
Civilian Assistant
Flt Lt (Ret) B D S Tuke    
Warrant Officers
WO John Sullivan 15 Nov 1933  
WO John Goldsmith 12 Mar 1934  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

July 1936

County/Country Command/Group Units
Middlesex ADGB/No 6 (Auxiliary) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 24 (Communication) Squadron

  • No 600 (City of London) (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 601 (County of London) (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 604 (County of Middlesex) (Bomber) Squadron

  • Superintendent, RAF Reserve

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Station HQ
Wg Cdr Charles C Miles 26 Jun 1935 Officer Commanding, MC
Stores Branch
Flt Lt J W Stokes 20 Jan 1935  

Accountant Branch

Sqn Ldr Edward C M Knott 25 Jun 1933  
Flt Lt S C Wyatt 27 Feb 1936  
Medical Branch
Sqn Ldr Frank E Johnson 18 Feb 1935 MRCS, LRCP
Education Officer
Capt William F Foulston  1 Sep 1933 Grade III, MA
Civilian Assistant
Flt Lt (Ret) B D S Tuke   Adjutant
Capt J C Mitchell   late RAF
Civilian Stores Officer
Flt Lt (Ret) A Jukes   MBE
Warrant Officer
WO John Sullivan 15 Nov 1933  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

County/Country Command/Group Units
Middlesex Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 24 (Communication) Squadron

  • No 600 (City of London) (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 601 (County of London) (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 604 (County of Middlesex) (Fighter) Squadron

  • 'A' Equipment Depot

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Station HQ
Wg Cdr

Edward I Bussell

24 May 1937 Officer Commanding,  later A/Cdre
Flt Lt (Ret) B D S Tuke   Adjutant
Capt J C Mitchell   Assistant Adjutant, late RAF
Equipment Officers
Flt Lt (Ret) A Jukes   MBE
Cdr (Ret) F H Pugh   RN

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt S C Wyatt 27 Feb 1936  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt E B Harvey 13 Sep 1936 MRCS, LRCP
Education Officer
Mr A Hall  1  Jan 1937 Grade III, BEng
Warrant Officer
WO John Sullivan 15 Nov 1933  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

County/Country Command/Group Units
Middlesex Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 24 (Communication) Squadron

  • No 600 (City of London) (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 601 (County of London) (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 604 (County of Middlesex) (Fighter) Squadron

  • 'A' Equipment Depot

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Station HQ
Wg Cdr V Buxton 22 Nov 1937 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt (Ret) B D S Tuke   Adjutant
Flt Lt (Ret) S A Turner   Assistant Adjutant
Equipment Officers
Flt Lt (Ret) A Jukes   MBE
Cdr (Ret) F H Pugh   RN

Accountant Branch

Fg Off W E Hicks 11 Oct 1937  
Fg Off S M MacIldowie 15 Sep 1937  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt D J Dawson  1 Jul 1937 MRCS, LRCP
Education Officer
Mr A Hall  1  Jan 1937 Grade III, BEng
Warrant Officers
WO S W Collard 21 Apr 1938  
WO L Avery  4 Jun 1937  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

County/Country Command/Group Units
Middlesex Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 24 (Communication) Squadron

  • No 600 (City of London) (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 601 (County of London) (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 604 (County of Middlesex) (Fighter) Squadron

  • 'A' Equipment Depot

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Station HQ
Wg Cdr V Buxton 22 Nov 1937 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt (Ret) B D S Tuke   Adjutant
Capt (Ret W J McCann   Assistant Adjutant
Equipment Officers
Flt Lt (Ret) A Jukes   MBE
Cdr (Ret) F H Pugh   RN

Accountant Branch

Fg Off W E Hicks 11 Oct 1937  
Fg Off S M MacIldowie 15 Sep 1937  
Medical Branch
Fg Off J E Dalton 28 Nov 1938  
Commissioned Signals Officer
Fg Off L Avery 30 Jun 1938  
Education Officer
Mr A Hall  1  Jan 1937 Grade III, BEng
Warrant Officers
WO S W Collard 21 Apr 1938  
WO H W Kennard  9 Aug 1937  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

County/Country Command/Group Units
Middlesex Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 24 (Communication) Squadron

  • No 600 (City of London) (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 601 (County of London) (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 604 (County of Middlesex) (Fighter) Squadron

  • 'A' Equipment Depot

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Station HQ
Wg Cdr V Buxton 22 Nov 1937 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt (Ret) B D S Tuke   Adjutant
Capt (Ret W J McCann   Assistant Adjutant
Equipment Officers
Flt Lt (Ret) A Jukes   MBE
Cdr (Ret) F H Pugh   RN

Accountant Branch

Fg Off W E Hicks 11 Oct 1937  
Fg Off S M MacIldowie 15 Sep 1937  
Fg Off G A Cornish 20 Feb 1939  
Medical Branch
Fg Off J E Dalton 28 Nov 1938  
Education Officer
Mr A Hall  1  Jan 1937 Grade III, BEng
Warrant Officers
WO S W Collard 21 Apr 1938  
WO H W Kennard  9 Aug 1937  
WO R H Banham 24 Jan 1935  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

County/Country Command/Group Units
Middlesex Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 24 (Communication) Squadron

  • No 600 (City of London) (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 601 (County of London) (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 604 (County of Middlesex) (Fighter) Squadron

  • 'A' Equipment Depot

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Station HQ
Wg Cdr V Buxton 22 Nov 1937 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt (Ret) B D S Tuke   Adjutant
Capt (Ret) W J McCann   Assistant Adjutant
Flt Lt W T Doherty   RAFO
Equipment Officer
Cdr (Ret) F H Pugh   RN

Accountant Branch

Fg Off W E Hicks 11 Oct 1937  
Fg Off S M MacIldowie 15 Sep 1937  
Fg Off G A Cornish 20 Feb 1939  
Medical Branch
Fg Off J E Dalton 28 Nov 1938  
Education Officer
Mr A Hall  1  Jan 1937 Grade III, BEng
Warrant Officers
WO S W Collard 21 Apr 1938  
WO H W Kennard  9 Aug 1937  
WO C G Wareham  1 Mar 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

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