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RAF Tangmere Personnel


[Dec 1926 | Jul 1927 | 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]

December 1926

County/Country Command/Group Units
Chichester, Sussex, England ADGB/Fighting Area No units allocated

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

John H S Tyssen

23 Nov 1926 Officer Commanding, MC; later AVM
Stores Branch
Flt Lt

Thomas G Bowler

23 Nov 1926 later AVM

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

Date Unit To/From/Formed
12 Dec 1926 No 43 Sqn From Henlow
1 Feb 1927 No 1 Sqn Formed

July 1927

County/Country Command/Group Units
Chichester, Sussex, England ADGB/Fighting Area
  • SHQ

  • No 1 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 43 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

John H S Tyssen

23 Nov 1926 Officer Commanding, MC; later AVM
Flt Lt Robert H Hanmer  2 Jan 1927 MC
Stores Branch
Flt Lt

Thomas G Bowler

23 Nov 1926 later AVM
Fg Off Osmond G Ridley  1 Feb 1927 MC
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Percival Hay 17 Apr 1927 MC
Plt Off Arthur L Derry  1 Feb 1927  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Lewis P McCullagh 17 Jan 1927 MB
Dental
Fg Off Frederick F Anslow 24 Jan 1927  
Education Officer
Mr Joshua Silver 10 Jan 1927 BSc

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

July 1928

County/Country Command/Group Units
Chichester, Sussex, England ADGB/Fighting Area
  • SHQ

  • No 1 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 43 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

John H S Tyssen

23 Nov 1926 Officer Commanding, MC; later AVM
Flt Lt Robert H Hanmer  2 Jan 1927 MC
Stores Branch
Flt Lt

Thomas G Bowler

23 Nov 1926 later AVM
Fg Off William H Bowden 24 Oct 1927  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt William W Deane 22 May 1928  
Fg Off

Arthur L Derry

 1 Feb 1927 later A/Cdre
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Lewis P McCullagh 17 Jan 1927 MB
Education Officer
2  Lt Percy Alderton 1 Feb 1928 Grade IV, AMIEE

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

County/Country Command/Group Units
Chichester, Sussex, England ADGB/Fighting Area
  • SHQ

  • No 1 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 43 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

John H S Tyssen

23 Nov 1926 Officer Commanding, MC; later AVM
Flt Lt Robert H Hanmer  2 Jan 1927 MC
Stores Branch
Flt Lt

Thomas G Bowler

23 Nov 1926 later AVM
Fg Off William H Bowden 24 Oct 1927  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt William W Deane 22 May 1928  
Fg Off

Arthur L Derry

 1 Feb 1927 later A/Cdre
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Lewis P McCullagh 17 Jan 1927 MB
Education Officer
2  Lt Percy Alderton 1 Feb 1928 Grade IV, AMIEE

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

July 1929

County/Country Command/Group Units
Chichester, Sussex, England ADGB/Fighting Area
  • SHQ

  • No 1 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 43 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

John B Graham

23 Nov 1926 Officer Commanding, MC, AFC
Flt Lt Thomas P Y Moore 15 Aug 1928 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Robert H Hanmer  2 Jan 1927 MC
Stores Branch
Flt Lt

Thomas G Bowler

23 Nov 1926 later AVM
Fg Off Cyrus P Marshall  7 Nov 1928  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt William W Deane 22 May 1928  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Valentine V Brown 25 Jun 1929  
Education Officer
2  Lt Percy Alderton 1 Feb 1928 Grade IV, AMIEE

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

July 1930

County/Country Command/Group Units
Chichester, Sussex, England ADGB/Fighting Area
  • SHQ

  • No 1 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 43 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

John B Graham

23 Nov 1926 Officer Commanding, MC, AFC
Flt Lt Edgar T Carpenter 17 Feb 1930 Signals duties, AFC
Flt Lt John R D Goadsby 17 Mar 1930  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt

Hugh Jones

 5 Nov 1929  
Fg Off Cyrus P Marshall  7 Nov 1928  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt William W Deane 22 May 1928  
Fg Off Herbert D Nicholson 22 Jul 1929  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Valentine V Brown 25 Jun 1929  
Education Officer
2  Lt Percy Alderton 1 Feb 1928 Grade IV (Acting Grade III), AMIEE

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
Chichester, Sussex, England ADGB/Fighting Area
  • SHQ

  • No 1 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 43 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

John B Graham

23 Nov 1926 Officer Commanding, MC, AFC
Flt Lt John R D Goadsby 17 Mar 1930  
Flt Lt

Frederick G H Ewens

29 Jul 1930 Signals duties, later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Flt Lt

Hugh Jones

 5 Nov 1929  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt William W Deane 22 May 1928  
Fg Off Herbert D Nicholson 22 Jul 1929  
Education Officer
2  Lt Percy Alderton 1 Feb 1928 Grade IV (Acting Grade III), AMIEE

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

County/Country Command/Group Units
Chichester, Sussex, England ADGB/Fighting Area
  • SHQ

  • No 1 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 43 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Roy M Drummond

22 Nov 1931 Officer Commanding, DSO, OBE, MC; later AM
Flt Lt John R D Goadsby 17 Mar 1930  
Flt Lt

Frederick G H Ewens

29 Jul 1930 Signals duties, later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Athol G Stratford-Tuke 25 Apr 1932  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt William W Deane 22 May 1928  
Fg Off Ronald G Dyer 17 May 1932  
Plt Off William M Lyon 21 Jul 1931  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Maurice Pearson 18 May 1932 MRCS, LRCP, LDS
Education Officer
2  Lt Percy Alderton 1 Feb 1928 Grade III, AMIEE

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

County/Country Command/Group Units
Chichester, Sussex, England ADGB/Fighting Area
  • SHQ

  • No 1 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 43 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

George C Pirie

 2 Jun 1933 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt John W Turton Jones  7 Sep 1932 Adjutant
Flt Lt Edgar T Carpenter  2 Jan 1933 Signals duties, AFC
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Francis R Lines 10 Sep 1932  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt William W Deane 22 May 1928  
Fg Off Kenneth R M Holmes 27 Mar 1933  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Maurice Pearson 18 May 1932 MRCS, LRCP, LDS
Dental Branch
Fg Off Patrick J C Keane 16 Mar 1933 LDS
Education Officer
2  Lt Percy Alderton 1 Feb 1928 Grade III, AMIEE
Civilian Stores Officer
Sqn Ldr (Ret) P Adams   OBE
Warrant Officers
WO George Buchan  6 Apr 1929  
WO John C Jones  8 Apr 1939 DCM, MM
WO Albert E Bell  2 Feb 1932  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II John A C Pride 10 Jun 1931  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

County/Country Command/Group Units
Chichester, Sussex, England ADGB/Fighting Area
  • SHQ

  • No 1 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 43 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

George C Pirie

 2 Jun 1933 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt John W Turton Jones  7 Sep 1932 Adjutant
Fg Off Thomas W Hodgson 25 Jul 1933 Signals duties
Stores Branch
Flt Lt George J Gaynor  3 Dec 1933  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Kenneth R M Holmes 27 Mar 1933  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Maurice Pearson 18 May 1932 MRCS, LRCP, LDS
Dental Branch
Fg Off Patrick J C Keane 16 Mar 1933 LDS
Education Officer
2 Lt Percy Alderton 1 Feb 1928 Grade III, AMIEE
Civilian Stores Officer
Sqn Ldr (Ret) P Adams   OBE
Warrant Officers
WO George Buchan  6 Apr 1929  
WO John C Jones  8Apr 1929 DCM, MM
WO Albert E Bell  2 Feb 1932  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II John A C Pride 10 Jun 1931  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

County/Country Command/Group Units
Chichester, Sussex, England ADGB/Fighting Area
  • SHQ

  • No 1 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 43 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

George C Pirie

 2 Jun 1933 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt John W Turton Jones  7 Sep 1932 Adjutant
Fg Off Thomas W Hodgson 25 Jul 1933 Signals duties
Stores Branch
Flt Lt George G C Pigott  1 Feb 1934  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Kenneth R M Holmes 27 Mar 1933  
Fg Off Herbert D Nicholson 16 Feb 1934  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Maurice Pearson 18 May 1932 MRCS, LRCP, LDS
Education Officer
2  Lt Percy Alderton 1 Feb 1928 Grade III, AMIEE
Civilian Stores Officer
Sqn Ldr (Ret) P Adams   OBE
Warrant Officers
WO George Buchan  6 Apr 1929  
WO Albert E Bell  2 Feb 1932  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II John A C Pride 10 Jun 1931  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

County/Country Command/Group Units
Chichester, Sussex, England ADGB/Fighting Area
  • SHQ

  • No 1 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 43 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Station HQ
Wg Cdr

Reginald B Mansell

 1 Feb 1935 Officer Commanding, OBE; later AVM
Flt Lt

Montagu D Ommanney

17 Dec 1934 Adjutant; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Harold G Adams 15 Jul 1934 Signals duties
Stores Branch
Flt Lt George G C Pigott  1 Feb 1934  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Kenneth R M Holmes 27 Mar 1933  
Fg Off Herbert D Nicholson 16 Feb 1934  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt John F S Wiseman  5 Jul 1934 MB, ChB
Education Officer
2  Lt Percy Alderton 1 Feb 1928 Grade III, AMIEE
Civilian Stores Officer
Sqn Ldr (Ret) P Adams   OBE
Warrant Officers
WO Philip N Lee 17 Jul 1934  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II John A C Pride 10 Jun 1931  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

July 1936

County/Country Command/Group Units
Chichester, Sussex, England ADGB/No 11 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 1 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 43 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Station HQ
Wg Cdr

Leonard H Slatter

 9 Aug 1935 Officer Commanding, OBE, DSC, DFC; later AM

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt H Crowther 23 Mar 1936  

Medical Branch

Flt Lt John F S Wiseman  5 Jul 1934 MB, ChB

Commissioned Signals Officer

Fg Off A W Coe 16 Apr 1936  

Education Officer

2  Lt Percy Alderton 1 Feb 1928 Grade III, AMIEE

Civilian Assistant

Flt Lt E Drudge   Adjutant, MBE, RAFO

Civilian Stores Officer

Sqn Ldr (Ret) P Adams   OBE
Flt Lt (Ret) G Oliver    

Warrant Officers

WO Reginald A Stacey 14 Jun 1935  
WO Archibald E Clayton  6 Jul 1935  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II E A Patterson 11 Feb 1935  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Date Unit To/From/Formed
7 Jun 1937 No 217 Sqn From Boscombe Down

July 1937

County/Country Command/Group Units
Chichester, Sussex, England Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 1 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 43 (Fighter) Squadron

Lodger Unit (No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group): -

  • No 217 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Station HQ
Wg Cdr C W Hill 13 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr H Little  9 Feb 1937 Engineer duties
Flt Lt E Drudge   Adjutant, MBE, RAFO
Fg Off S A D Lane   Assistant Adjutant, late RAF

Accountant Branch

Flt Lt H Crowther 23 Mar 1936  
Fg Off W F Barrell   RAFO

Medical Branch

Fg Off E J Moynahan 28 Jan 1937 MRCS, LRCP

Commissioned Signals Officer

Fg Off A W Coe 16 Apr 1936  

Education Officer

2  Lt Percy Alderton 1 Feb 1928 Grade III, AMIEE

Civilian Stores Officer

Sqn Ldr (Ret) P Adams   OBE
Flt Lt (Ret) G Oliver    

Warrant Officers

WO Reginald A Stacey 14 Jun 1935  
WO Archibald E Clayton  6 Jul 1935  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II E A Patterson 11 Feb 1935  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Date Unit To/From/Formed
16 Aug 1937 No 217 Sqn To Bicester
13 Sep 1937 No 217 Sqn From Bicester

July 1938

County/Country Command/Group Units
Chichester, Sussex, England Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 1 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 43 (Fighter) Squadron

Lodger Unit (No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group): -

  • No 217 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Station HQ
Gp Capt

Keith R Park

28 Dec 1937 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC, ADC; later ACM
Gp Capt F Sowrey  9 Jun 1938  DSO, MC, AFC
Wg Cdr J L Findlay  7 Mar 1938 Attached from RNZAF
Flt Lt E Drudge   Adjutant, MBE, RAFO
Capt (Ret) E G Holden   Assistant Adjutant, late RAF

Accountant Officer

Fg Off W F Barrell   RAFO

Medical Branch

Fg Off E J Moynahan 28 Jan 1937 MRCS, LRCP

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off A E Pearce  1 Jul 1937  

Commissioned Signals Officer

Fg Off G D D Gammack 12 Jan 1938  

Commissioned Armament Officer

Fg Off T J A Cresswell 14 Apr 1938  

Education Officer

2  Lt Percy Alderton 1 Feb 1928 Grade III, AMIEE

Civilian Stores Officer

Sqn Ldr (Ret) P Adams   OBE
Flt Lt (Ret) G Oliver    

Warrant Officers

WO Reginald A Stacey 14 Jun 1935  
WO E A Patterson 11 Feb 1935  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Date Unit To/From/Formed
28 Sep 1938 No 217 Sqn To Warmwell
10 Oct 1938 No 217 Sqn From Warmwell

January 1939

County/Country Command/Group Units
Chichester, Sussex, England Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 1 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 43 (Fighter) Squadron

Lodger Unit (No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group): -

  • No 217 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Station HQ
Gp Capt F Sowrey  9 Jun 1938 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, AFC
Sqn Ldr C H A Stevens 13 Aug 1938  
Flt Lt P E Hadow  1 Nov 1938 Navigation duties
Fg Off A Flowerdew 16 Jun 1938  
Flt Lt E Drudge   Adjutant, MBE, RAFO
Capt (Ret) E G Holden   Assistant Adjutant, late RAF

Equipment Branch

Fg Off H C Adams 14 Nov 1938  

Accountant Officers

Fg Off W F Barrell   RAFO
Cdr (Ret) J R P Thompson   RN

Medical Branch

Fg Off E J Moynahan 28 Jan 1937 MRCS, LRCP

Commissioned Engineer Officer

Fg Off A E Pearce  1 Jul 1937  

Commissioned Signals Officer

Fg Off G D D Gammack 12 Jan 1938  

Commissioned Armament Officer

Fg Off T J A Cresswell 14 Apr 1938  

Education Officer

2  Lt Percy Alderton 1 Feb 1928 Grade III, AMIEE

Equipment Officers

Sqn Ldr (Ret) P Adams   OBE
Flt Lt (Ret) G Oliver    

Warrant Officers

WO E A Patterson 11 Feb 1935  
WO S W E Smith 27 May 1938  
WO D G Potter  3 Oct 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

County/Country Command/Group Units
Chichester, Sussex, England Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 1 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 43 (Fighter) Squadron

Lodger Unit (No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group): -

  • No 217 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Station HQ
Gp Capt F Sowrey  9 Jun 1938 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, AFC
Sqn Ldr C H A Stevens 13 Aug 1938  
Flt Lt P E Hadow  1 Nov 1938 Navigation duties
Fg Off A Flowerdew 16 Jun 1938  
Flt Lt E Drudge   Adjutant, MBE, RAFO
Capt (Ret) E G Holden   Assistant Adjutant, late RAF

Equipment Branch

Fg Off H C Adams 14 Nov 1938  
Sqn Ldr (Ret) P Adams   OBE

Accountant Officers

Fg Off W F Barrell   RAFO
Cdr (Ret) J R P Thompson   RN

Medical Branch

Fg Off E J Moynahan 28 Jan 1937 MRCS, LRCP

Commissioned Signals Officer

Fg Off G D D Gammack 12 Jan 1938  

Commissioned Armament Officer

Fg Off T J A Cresswell 14 Apr 1938  

Warrant Officers

WO E A Patterson 11 Feb 1935  
WO S W E Smith 27 May 1938  
WO D G Potter  3 Oct 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

County/Country Command/Group Units
Chichester, Sussex, England Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 1 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 43 (Fighter) Squadron

Lodger Unit (No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group): -

  • No 217 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Station HQ
Gp Capt F Sowrey  9 Jun 1938 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, AFC
Sqn Ldr C H A Stevens 13 Aug 1938  
Sqn Ldr P E Hadow  1 Nov 1938 Navigation duties
Fg Off A Flowerdew 16 Jun 1938  
Flt Lt E Drudge   Adjutant, MBE, RAFO
Capt (Ret) E G Holden   Assistant Adjutant, late RAF

Equipment Branch

Fg Off H C Adams 14 Nov 1938  
APO Eric D Hills 27 Mar 1939 later AVM
Sqn Ldr (Ret) P Adams   OBE

Accountant Officers

Fg Off W F Barrell   RAFO
Cdr (Ret) J R P Thompson   RN

Medical Branch

Fg Off E J Moynahan 28 Jan 1937 MRCS, LRCP

Commissioned Signals Officer

Fg Off G D D Gammack 12 Jan 1938  

Commissioned Armament Officer

Fg Off T J A Cresswell 14 Apr 1938  

Warrant Officers

WO E A Patterson 11 Feb 1935  
WO S W E Smith 27 May 1938  
WO D G Potter  3 Oct 1938  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

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