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RAF Singapore/Seletar Personnel


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

Date Unit To/From/Formed
8 Jan 1929 No 205 Sqn Formed
14 Nov 1930 No 36 Sqn From Donibristle
6 Jun 193 No 100 Sqn From Donibristle

July 1935

 

Country Command/Group Units
Straits Settlement, Singapore RAF Far East
  • SHQ

    • No 36 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron

    • No 100 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 205 (Flying Boat) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr Edward J P Burling  1 Dec 1933 Officer Commanding, DSC, DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr Charles E Maitland 19 Jan 1935 Engineer duties, DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr Vivian S Parker 16 Oct 1934 DFC, AFC
Flt Lt Joseph H Hargroves  3 Jan 1933  
Flt Lt George A R Muschamp 10 Jun 1933 Engineer duties
Flt Lt

Arthur W B McDonald

23 Sep 1932 Engineer duties; later AM
Flt Lt Horace Waring  2 Feb 1935 Engineer duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Hubert H Chapman

 6 Jan 1934 Signals duties; later AVM

Stores Branch

Flt Lt Joe Davison  6 Jan 1934  
Flt Lt Edward N A Crowe-Browne 15 Mar 1935  

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt Claude F Goatcher  6 Jan 1934  
Flt Lt Vernon H Lewis 22 Sep 1933  

Medical Branch

Flt Lt Thomas D L Bolan  9 Feb 1933 LRCP & S

Commissioned Armament Officer

Fg Off Robert H Garner  1 Mar 1935  

Education Officer

Mr Reginald H Bennett 18 Aug 1933 MA

Warrant Officer

WO I Hubert G J Acfield 16 Nov 1934  
WO I Leonard Spencer  4 Feb 1934  
WO I George B Lewis  4 Feb 1934  
WO I Alfred W Coe  4 Feb 1934  
WO I Arthur A Simpson 18 Feb 1935  
WO I Harold Stanway  5 Jan 1934  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

July 1936

Country Command/Group Units
Straits Settlement, Singapore RAF Far East
  • SHQ

    • No 36 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron

    • No 100 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 205 (Flying Boat) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr C L Scott 11 Mar 1936 Officer Commanding, DSC
Sqn Ldr Charles E Maitland 19 Jan 1935 Engineer duties, DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr Vivian S Parker 16 Oct 1934 DFC, AFC
Flt Lt M S Keogh 21 Feb 1936 Engineer duties, AM
Flt Lt Horace Waring  2 Feb 1935 Engineer duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Hubert H Chapman

 6 Jan 1934 Signals duties; later AVM
Flt Lt C A Watt  6 Mar 1936  
Flt Lt Thomas B Cooper 27 Sep 1935 Engineer duties

Stores Branch

Sqn Ldr Lawrence H Hillier 15 Jun 1935  
Flt Lt Joe Davison  6 Jan 1934  
Flt Lt G G C Pigott 29 Dec 1935  

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt Claude F Goatcher  6 Jan 1934  
Flt Lt Vernon H Lewis 22 Sep 1933  

Medical Branch

Sqn Ldr J Hill 23 Nov 1935 MB, ChB, DPH
Flt Lt Gordon H Stuart 27 Sep 1935 MB, BS, MRCS, LRCP

Commissioned Armament Officer

Fg Off Robert H Garner  1 Mar 1935  

Education Officer

Mr Reginald H Bennett 18 Aug 1933 MA

Warrant Officer

WO I Arthur A Simpson 18 Feb 1935  
WO I H J Beard 25 Nov 1935  
WO I A H Ottaway 21 Mar 1936  
WO I J A C Pride 27 Apr 1936  
WO I Albert F Johnson  5 Jan 1936  
WO I R E W Scarlett 21 Mar 1936  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

The name of the station was changed to Seletar on ?

Date Unit To/From/Formed
8 Jan 1937 No 230 Sqn From Pembroke Dock

July 1937

Country Command/Group Units
Straits Settlement, Singapore RAF Far East
  • SHQ

    • No 36 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron

    • No 100 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 205 (Flying Boat) Squadron

    • No 230 (Flying Boat) Squadron

    • Straits Settlement Volunteer Air Force

    • Inter-Command W/T Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr

Claude R Cox

 9 Oct 1936 Officer Commanding, OBE, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Charles E Maitland 19 Jan 1935 Engineer duties, DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr C E H Allen  1 Oct 1936 Engineer duties, DFC
Sqn Ldr T G Bird  1 Oct 1936 Engineer duties
Sqn Ldr J N D Anderson 25 Oct 1936  
Sqn Ldr M S Keogh 21 Feb 1936 Engineer duties, AM
Sqn Ldr Horace Waring  2 Feb 1935 Engineer duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt R A Chignell 25 Mar 1937 Detachment, Trincomalee
Flt Lt C A Watt  6 Mar 1936  
Flt Lt Thomas B Cooper 27 Sep 1935 Engineer duties
Flt Lt F G L Smith 23 Feb 1937  
Flt Lt

Arthur D Messenger

10 Sep 1936 Signals duties; later A/Cdre

Stores Branch

Sqn Ldr Lawrence H Hillier 15 Jun 1935  
Sqn Ldr G G C Pigott 29 Dec 1935  
Fg Off R W Wallace  9 Oct 1936  
Fg Off B H Alder  1 Oct 1936  

Accountant Branch

Sqn Ldr W E Fisher  1 Oct 1936 MC
Flt Lt K A Jackman 17 Jul 1936  
Fg Off G A Linn  1 Oct 1936  

Medical Branch

Sqn Ldr J Hill 23 Nov 1935 MB, ChB, DPH
Flt Lt Gordon H Stuart 27 Sep 1935 MB, BS, MRCS, LRCP

Dental Branch

Flt Lt W D Guyler 25 Mar 1937 LDS

Commissioned Armament Officer

Fg Off Robert H Garner  1 Mar 1935  

Education Officer

Flt Lt W C Venmore 16 Sep 1936 RAFO

Warrant Officer

WO I E W Allen 25 Nov 1936  
WO I A H Ottaway 21 Mar 1936  
WO I J A C Pride 27 Apr 1936  
WO I R E W Scarlett 21 Mar 1936  
WO I G H Hatch 23 May 1936  
WO I P R Pike 28 Oct 1936 DCM
WO I F C Lewis  8 Oct 1936  
WO I H A May 16 Nov 1936 MBE
WO I S T Towns 21 Mar 1936  
WO I L Davey 23 May 1936  
WO I H V Hughes 23 May 1936 AFM
WO I G H L May 23 May 1936  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Country Command/Group Units
Straits Settlement, Singapore RAF Far East
  • SHQ

    • No 36 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron

    • No 100 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 205 (Flying Boat) Squadron

    • No 230 (Flying Boat) Squadron

    • Straits Settlement Volunteer Air Force

    • Inter-Command W/T Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Gp Capt

Claude R Cox

 9 Oct 1936 Officer Commanding, OBE, AFC; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr

Harold J Roach

 4 Dec 1937 Engineer duties, OBE, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr C E H Allen  1 Oct 1936 Engineer duties, DFC
Sqn Ldr T G Bird  1 Oct 1936 Engineer duties
Sqn Ldr M S Keogh 21 Feb 1936 Engineer duties, AM
Sqn Ldr Horace Waring  2 Feb 1935 Engineer duties; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr J E M MacCallum 15 Jan 1938  
Sqn Ldr Thomas B Cooper 27 Sep 1935 Engineer duties
Sqn Ldr G F Alexander 14 May 1938 Engineer duties
Flt Lt F G L Smith 23 Feb 1937  
Flt Lt

Arthur D Messenger

10 Sep 1936 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Ronald A R Rae 31 Dec 1937 Armament duties; later AVM
Flt Lt A P S Wills 12 Feb 1938  
Fg Off E W Thornewill 21 Mar 1938  

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Equipment Branch

Sqn Ldr H Seidenberg  5 Feb 1938  
Flt Lt H A Wrigley  4 Dec 1937  
Flt Lt J E Reynolds  4 Dec 1937  
Act Flt Lt (Fg Off) R W Wallace  9 Oct 1936  
Fg Off B H Alder  1 Oct 1936  
Fg Off A H Brown 12 Feb 1938  

Accountant Branch

Sqn Ldr W E Fisher  1 Oct 1936 MC
Flt Lt K A Jackman 17 Jul 1936  
Fg Off G A Linn  1 Oct 1936  

Medical Branch

Sqn Ldr C W Coffey 12 Feb 1938 LRCP & S
Flt Lt Gordon H Stuart 27 Sep 1935 MB, BS, MRCS, LRCP

Dental Branch

Flt Lt W D Guyler 25 Mar 1937 LDS

Commissioned Engineer Officers

Fg Off J H Tuckey 11 Sep 1937  
Fg Off E T McKeown  4 Dec 1937  

Education Officer

Mr A T Matthews 14 Jan 1938 BSc

Barrack Officer

Mr A A Godfrey    

Warrant Officer

WO I A H Bushell  3 Oct 1937  
WO I J Y Round  3 Oct 1937  
WO I E S Brown  4 Apr 1938  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Country Command/Group Units
Straits Settlement, Singapore RAF Far East
  • SHQ

    • No 36 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron

    • No 100 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 205 (Flying Boat) Squadron

    • No 230 (Flying Boat) Squadron

    • No 4 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit

    • Aircraft Depot

    • Straits Settlement Volunteer Air Force

    • Inter-Command W/T Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Gp Capt

Claude R Cox

 9 Oct 1936 Officer Commanding, OBE, AFC; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr

Harold J Roach

 4 Dec 1937 Engineer duties, OBE, AFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr C E H Allen  1 Oct 1936 Engineer duties, DFC
Sqn Ldr T G Bird  1 Oct 1936 Engineer duties
Sqn Ldr Thomas B Cooper 27 Sep 1935 Engineer duties
Sqn Ldr G F Alexander 14 May 1938 Engineer duties
Sqn Ldr P Heath  1 Oct 1938  
Sqn Ldr

Arthur D Messenger

10 Sep 1936 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Ronald A R Rae 31 Dec 1937 Armament duties; later AVM
Flt Lt A P S Wills 12 Feb 1938  
Flt Lt L W Wakelin 18 Nov 1938 Engineer duties
Fg Off E W Thornewill 21 Mar 1938  
? D M B Fitzgerald-Lombard   Marine Craft Officer, RAFO
Capt (Ret) R A Pinkney    

Equipment Branch

Wg Cdr H E Tansley 22 Oct 1938 MC
Sqn Ldr H Seidenberg  5 Feb 1938  
Flt Lt H A Wrigley  4 Dec 1937  
Flt Lt J E Reynolds  4 Dec 1937  
Act Flt Lt (Fg Off) R W Wallace  9 Oct 1936  
Fg Off B H Alder  1 Oct 1936  
Fg Off A H Brown 12 Feb 1938  

Accountant Branch

Sqn Ldr W E Fisher  1 Oct 1936 MC
Flt Lt K A Jackman 17 Jul 1936  
Fg Off G A Linn  1 Oct 1936  

Medical Branch

Sqn Ldr C W Coffey 12 Feb 1938 LRCP & S
Flt Lt Gordon H Stuart 27 Sep 1935 MB, BS, MRCS, LRCP

Dental Branch

Flt Lt W D Guyler 25 Mar 1937 LDS

Commissioned Engineer Officers

Fg Off J H Tuckey 11 Sep 1937  
Fg Off E T McKeown  4 Dec 1937  

Education Officer

Mr A T Matthews 14 Jan 1938 BSc

Warrant Officer

WO J Y Round  3 Oct 1937  
WO E S Brown  4 Apr 1938
WO H R Evans 14 Mar 1938  
WO L T Card 24 Feb 1938  
WO G A Cardwell  4 Jul 1938

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Country Command/Group Units
Straits Settlement, Singapore RAF Far East
  • SHQ

    • No 36 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron

    • No 100 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 205 (Flying Boat) Squadron

    • No 230 (Flying Boat) Squadron

    • Aircraft Depot

    • Straits Settlement Volunteer Air Force

    • Inter-Command W/T Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Gp Capt

Claude R Cox

 9 Oct 1936 Officer Commanding, OBE, AFC; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr

Harold J Roach

 4 Dec 1937 Engineer duties, OBE, AFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr C E H Allen  1 Oct 1936 Engineer duties, DFC
Sqn Ldr E B Steadman 24 Feb 1939 Engineer duties
Sqn Ldr G F Alexander 14 May 1938 Engineer duties
Sqn Ldr P Heath  1 Oct 1938  
Sqn Ldr

Arthur D Messenger

10 Sep 1936 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Thomas U C Shirley

28 Nov 1938 later AVM
Sqn Ldr Ronald A R Rae 31 Dec 1937 Armament duties; later AVM
Sqn Ldr K P Lewis 23 Jan 1939 Engineer duties
Sqn Ldr A A Saw 28 Dec 1938 Engineer duties
Sqn Ldr R C Gaskell  7 Jan 1939 Engineer duties
Flt Lt A P S Wills 12 Feb 1938  
Flt Lt L W Wakelin 18 Nov 1938 Engineer duties
Flt Lt E W Thornewill 21 Mar 1938  
Fg Off J S Tupholme 24 Feb 1939  
Plt Off J O Lalor 19 Sep 1938  
? D M B Fitzgerald-Lombard   Marine Craft Officer, RAFO
Capt (Ret) R A Pinkney    

Equipment Branch

Wg Cdr H E Tansley 22 Oct 1938 MC
Sqn Ldr E H Walker  3 Jan 1939  
Flt Lt H A Wrigley  4 Dec 1937  
Flt Lt J E Reynolds  4 Dec 1937  
Fg Off B H Alder  1 Oct 1936  
Fg Off W P Williams 17 Dec 1938 AFM
Plt Off J H Nancarrow 21 Jan 1939  

Accountant Branch

Sqn Ldr W E Fisher  1 Oct 1936 MC
Sqn Ldr S C George 24 Feb 1939  
Flt Lt K A Jackman 17 Jul 1936  
Flt Lt R Trippett 16 Feb 1939  
Fg Off G A Linn  1 Oct 1936  

Medical Branch

Sqn Ldr C W Coffey 12 Feb 1938 LRCP & S
Fg Off J C Groves 21 Oct 1938 MB, ChB
Fg Off C N Young 21 Oct 1938 MB, ChB

Dental Branch

Flt Lt W D Guyler 25 Mar 1937 LDS

Chaplains Branch

Rev A A O'Connor  3 Jan 1939  
Rev D M Rowlands  3 Jan 1939  

Commissioned Signals Officers

Fg Off J Farmer 30 Dec 1938  

Education Officer

Mr A T Matthews 14 Jan 1938 BSc

Warrant Officer

WO C H Lucas 19 Dec 1938  
WO E S Brown  4 Apr 1938
WO G A Cardwell  4 Jul 1938
WO A Rossner 28 Nov 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Country Command/Group Units
Straits Settlement, Singapore RAF Far East
  • SHQ

    • No 36 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron

    • No 100 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 205 (Flying Boat) Squadron

    • No 230 (Flying Boat) Squadron

    • Aircraft Depot

    • Straits Settlement Volunteer Air Force

    • Inter-Command W/T Station

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Gp Capt

Claude R Cox

 9 Oct 1936 Officer Commanding, OBE, AFC; later A/Cdre
Gp Capt

Harold J Roach

 4 Dec 1937 Engineer duties, OBE, AFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr C E H Allen  1 Oct 1936 Engineer duties, DFC
Sqn Ldr E B Steadman 24 Feb 1939 Engineer duties
Sqn Ldr G F Alexander 14 May 1938 Engineer duties
Sqn Ldr

Arthur D Messenger

10 Sep 1936 Signals duties; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Thomas U C Shirley

28 Nov 1938 later AVM
Sqn Ldr Ronald A R Rae 31 Dec 1937 Armament duties; later AVM
Sqn Ldr K P Lewis 23 Jan 1939 Engineer duties
Sqn Ldr A A Saw 28 Dec 1938 Engineer duties
Sqn Ldr R C Gaskell  7 Jan 1939 Engineer duties
Flt Lt A P S Wills 12 Feb 1938  
Flt Lt L W Wakelin 18 Nov 1938 Engineer duties
Flt Lt E W Thornewill 21 Mar 1938  
Fg Off J S Tupholme 24 Feb 1939  
Plt Off J O Lalor 19 Sep 1938  
? D M B Fitzgerald-Lombard   Marine Craft Officer, RAFO
Capt (Ret) R A Pinkney    

Equipment Branch

Wg Cdr H E Tansley 22 Oct 1938 MC
Sqn Ldr E H Walker  3 Jan 1939  
Flt Lt H A Wrigley  4 Dec 1937  
Flt Lt J E Reynolds  4 Dec 1937  
Fg Off B H Alder  1 Oct 1936  
Fg Off W P Williams 17 Dec 1938 AFM
Plt Off J H Nancarrow 21 Jan 1939  

Accountant Branch

Wg Cdr W E Fisher  1 Oct 1936 MC
Sqn Ldr S C George 24 Feb 1939  
Sqn Ldr K A Jackman 17 Jul 1936  
Flt Lt R Trippett 16 Feb 1939  
Fg Off G A Linn  1 Oct 1936  

Medical Branch

Sqn Ldr C W Coffey 12 Feb 1938 LRCP & S
Fg Off J C Groves 21 Oct 1938 MB, ChB
Fg Off C N Young 21 Oct 1938 MB, ChB

Dental Branch

Flt Lt W D Guyler 25 Mar 1937 LDS

Chaplains Branch

Rev A A O'Connor  3 Jan 1939  
Rev D M Rowlands  3 Jan 1939  

Commissioned Signals Officers

Fg Off J Farmer 30 Dec 1938  

Education Officer

Mr A T Matthews 14 Jan 1938 BSc

Warrant Officer

WO C H Lucas 19 Dec 1938  
WO E S Brown  4 Apr 1938
WO G A Cardwell  4 Jul 1938
WO C Kershaw  3 Oct 1937  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

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