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No 1 Indian Wing Personnel, units and locations


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July 1920

Location Command Controlled
Peshawar RAF India
  • Advanced HQ - Manzai

  • No 5 Squadron - Quetta

  • No 20 Squadron - Parachinar

  • No 27 Squadron - Risalpur

  • No 60 Squadron - Risalpur

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Wg Cdr William G S Mitchell    6 Jan 1920 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, AFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Jack E M Atherley Ad 17 Nov 1919
Flt Lt Herbert G P Rees T 12 Feb 1920
Fg Off Charles A Elliott T  8 Jul 1919
Fg Off George F Drudge T 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Charles H N Nunn T 21 Feb 1920  
Fg Off George Baker Stores 12 Dec 1919  

Source - July 1920 Air Force List

August 1920

Location Command Controlled
Peshawar RAF India
  • Advanced HQ - Manzai

  • No 5 Squadron - Quetta

  • No 20 Squadron - Parachinar

  • No 27 Squadron - Risalpur

  • No 60 Squadron - Risalpur

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Wg Cdr William G S Mitchell    6 Jan 1920 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, AFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Jack E M Atherley Ad 17 Nov 1919
Flt Lt Herbert G P Rees T 12 Feb 1920
Fg Off George F Drudge T 12 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Sydney G Newport T   1 Apr 1920
Fg Off Harry A Dinnage T 10 Jul 1920  
Fg Off George Baker Stores 12 Dec 1919  

Source - August 1920 Air Force List

July 1921

Location Command Controlled
Peshawar RAF India
  • Advanced HQ - Manzai

  • No 5 Squadron - Quetta

  • No 20 Squadron - Parachinar

  • No 27 Squadron - Risalpur

  • No 60 Squadron - Risalpur

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Wg Cdr William G S Mitchell    6 Jan 1920 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, AFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Jack E M Atherley Ad 17 Nov 1919
Flt Lt David S Don A  6 Jan 1921
Flt Lt Herbert G P Rees T 12 Feb 1920
Fg Off Charles A Elliott T  8 Jul 1919
Fg Off Eric H Richardson A  7 Nov 1920 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Harry A Dinnage T 10 Jul 1920  
Fg Off Walter R Day T  6 Jan 1921  
Fg Off George Baker Stores 12 Dec 1919  

Source - July 1921 Air Force List

Branches: A = Aeroplane, A & S = Aeroplane and Seaplane, Ad = Administrative, S = Seaplane, SO = Staff Officer, T = Technical.

April 1922

Source - April 1922 Air Force List

July 1922

Location Command Controlled
Peshawar RAF India
  • No 5 Squadron - Quetta

  • No 28 Squadron - Parachinar

  • No 27 Squadron - Risalpur

  • No 60 Squadron - Risalpur

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr William G S Mitchell  6 Jan 1920 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, AFC; later ACM
Flt Lt David S Don  6 Jan 1921
Flt Lt Ernest L Ardley 20 Feb 1922
Fg Off Charles A Elliott  8 Jul 1919
Fg Off Eric H Richardson  7 Nov 1920 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Walter R Day  6 Jan 1921  
Stores Officer
Fg Off Kenneth D G Collier 22 Sep 1921 later A/Cdre

Source - July 1922 Air Force List

May 1923

Source - May 1923 Air Force List

July 1923

Location Command Controlled
Peshawar RAF India
  • No 28 Squadron - Parachinar

  • No 31 Squadron - Dardoni

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr William G S Mitchell  6 Jan 1920 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, AFC; later ACM
Flt Lt David S Don  6 Jan 1921
Flt Lt Ernest L Ardley 20 Feb 1922
Fg Off Charles A Elliott  8 Jul 1919
Fg Off Walter R Day  6 Jan 1921  
Stores Officer
Fg Off Frederick J W Humphreys 23 Feb 1923  

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

January 1924

Location Command Controlled
Peshawar RAF India
  • No 28 Squadron - Parachinar

  • No 31 Squadron - Dardoni

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr William G S Mitchell  6 Jan 1920 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, AFC; later ACM
Flt Lt William W Hart 15 Oct 1923 MBE
Flt Lt David S Don  6 Jan 1921
Flt Lt Ernest L Ardley 20 Feb 1922
Fg Off Charles A Elliott  8 Jul 1919
Fg Off Frederick F Garraway 23 Nov 1923  
Stores Officer
Fg Off Frederick J W Humphreys 23 Feb 1923  

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

May 1924

Location Command Controlled
Peshawar RAF India
  • No 28 Squadron - Parachinar

  • No 5 Squadron - Dardoni

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Eric M Murray 10 Jan 1924 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC
Flt Lt William W Hart 15 Oct 1923 MBE
Flt Lt David S Don  6 Jan 1921
Flt Lt Ernest L Ardley 20 Feb 1922
Fg Off Frederick F Garraway 23 Nov 1923  
Stores Officer
Fg Off Frederick J W Humphreys 23 Feb 1923  

Source - May 1924 Air Force List

January 1925

Source - January 1925 Air Force List

February 1925

Source - February 1925 Air Force List

March 1925

Source - March 1925 Air Force List

April 1925

Source - April 1925 Air Force List

May 1925

Source - May 1925 Air Force List

June 1925

Source - June 1925 Air Force List

July 1925

Location Command Controlled
Peshawar RAF India
  • No 5 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Kohat

  • No 20 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Peshawar

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Andre A Walser   1 Oct 1924 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Alan G Bishop

12 Sep 1924 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Henry M Moody  1 Feb 1924 MC
Fg Off Albert J E Bromfield 25 Mar 1925 DFC
Fg Off Frederick F Garraway 23 Nov 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off William Best  3 Oct 1924  

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

March 1926

 

Location Command Controlled
Peshawar RAF India
  • No 60 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Kohat

  • No 20 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Peshawar

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Andre A Walser   1 Oct 1924 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Alan G Bishop

12 Sep 1924 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Henry M Moody  1 Feb 1924 MC
Fg Off James W Young 18 Nov 1925 MBE
Fg Off Frederick F Garraway 23 Nov 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off William Best  3 Oct 1924  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Location Command Controlled
Peshawar RAF India
  • No 60 (Bombing) Squadron - Kohat

  • No 20 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Peshawar

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Andre A Walser   1 Oct 1924 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Alan G Bishop

12 Sep 1924 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Henry M Moody  1 Feb 1924 MC
Flt Lt James W Young 18 Nov 1925 MBE
Fg Off Stanley J Smeatham 24 Feb 1926
Stores Branch
Fg Off William Best  3 Oct 1924  

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

Location Command Controlled
Peshawar RAF India
  • No 60 (Bombing) Squadron - Kohat

  • No 20 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Peshawar

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Andre A Walser   1 Oct 1924 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Alan G Bishop

12 Sep 1924 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Henry M Moody  1 Feb 1924 MC
Flt Lt James W Young 18 Nov 1925 MBE
Fg Off Stanley J Smeatham 24 Feb 1926
Stores Branch
Fg Off William Best  3 Oct 1924  

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

July 1927

Location Command Controlled
Peshawar RAF India
  • No 60 (Bombing) Squadron - Kohat

  • No 20 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Peshawar

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Andre A Walser   1 Oct 1924 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Alan G Bishop

12 Sep 1924 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Henry D O'Neill

 5 Jan 1927 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John R Wolley  5 Apr 1927
Fg Off Stanley J Smeatham 24 Feb 1926 Photography
Stores Branch
Fg Off Bernard W Hemsley 11 Dec 1926  

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

July 1928

Location Command Controlled
Peshawar RAF India
  • No 60 (Bombing) Squadron - Kohat

    • Detached Flt - Miranshah

  • No 20 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Peshawar

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Andre A Walser   1 Oct 1924 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Alan G Bishop

12 Sep 1924 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Henry D O'Neill

 5 Jan 1927 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt James G Western  2 Apr 1928 Signals duties, MBE
Fg Off Thomas E Worsley 28 Feb 1928 Photographic duties
Stores Branch
Fg Off Bernard W Hemsley 11 Dec 1926  
Education Officer
Capt Hubert A M d'Este  2 Sep 1927 Grade IV (acting Grade III), BSc (also No 2 Indian Wing)

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

Location Command Controlled
Peshawar RAF India
  • No 60 (Bombing) Squadron - Kohat

    • Detached Flt - Miranshah

  • No 20 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Peshawar

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Andre A Walser   1 Oct 1924 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Alan G Bishop

12 Sep 1924 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Henry D O'Neill

 5 Jan 1927 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt James G Western  2 Apr 1928 Signals duties, MBE
Fg Off Thomas E Worsley 28 Feb 1928 Photographic duties
Stores Branch
Fg Off Bernard W Hemsley 11 Dec 1926  
Education Officer
Capt Hubert A M d'Este  2 Sep 1927 Grade IV (acting Grade III), BSc (also No 2 Indian Wing)

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

It was redesignated No 1 (Indian Wing) Station on 1 November 1928.

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