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No 3 Indian Wing Personnel, units and locations


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May 1923

Location Command Controlled
Quetta RAF India
  • No 20 Squadron - Quetta

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr John C Halahan 15 Feb 1923 Officer Commanding, CBE, AFC
Flt Lt John L Vachell 15 Feb 1923 MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Charles T Anderson 23 Feb 1923 DFC
Obs Off Patrick J Hayes 25 Feb 1923 AFC
Stores Officer
Fg Off Alfred S Berry 23 Feb 1923

Source - May 1923 Air Force List

July 1923

Location Command Controlled
Quetta RAF India
  • No 20 Squadron - Quetta

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr John C Halahan 15 Feb 1923 Officer Commanding, CBE, AFC
Flt Lt John L Vachell 15 Feb 1923 MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Charles T Anderson 23 Feb 1923 DFC
Obs Off Patrick J Hayes 25 Feb 1923 AFC
Stores Officer
Fg Off Alfred S Berry 23 Feb 1923

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

January 1924

Location Command Controlled
Quetta RAF India
  • No 20 Squadron - Quetta

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr John C Halahan 15 Feb 1923 Officer Commanding, CBE, AFC
Flt Lt Charles T Anderson 23 Feb 1923 DFC
Flt Lt

Harold S Kerby

14 Sep 1923 DSC, AFC; later AVM
Stores Officer
Fg Off Alfred S Berry 23 Feb 1923

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

May 1924

Location Command Controlled
Quetta RAF India
  • No 20 Squadron - Quetta

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr John C Halahan 15 Feb 1923 Officer Commanding, CBE, AFC
Flt Lt Charles T Anderson 23 Feb 1923 DFC
Flt Lt

Harold S Kerby

14 Sep 1923 DSC, AFC; later AVM
Stores Officer
Fg Off Alfred S Berry 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
Quetta RAF India
  • No 28 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Quetta

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr John C Halahan 15 Feb 1923 Officer Commanding, CBE
Flt Lt Robert L Stevenson 27 Nov 1924 MC
Flt Lt

Harold S Kerby

14 Sep 1923 DSC, AFC; later AVM

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

March 1926

 

Location Command Controlled
Quetta RAF India
  • No 28 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Quetta

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Robert L Stevenson 27 Nov 1924 MC
Flt Lt

Harold S Kerby

14 Sep 1923 DSC, AFC; later AVM
Stores Branch
Fg Off Sidney R L Poole 18 Nov 1925

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Location Command Controlled
Quetta RAF India
  • No 28 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Quetta

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr John O Archer 25 Jan 1926 Officer Commanding, CBE
Flt Lt Robert L Stevenson 27 Nov 1924 MC
Flt Lt

Harold S Kerby

14 Sep 1923 DSC, AFC; later AVM
Stores Branch
Fg Off Sidney R L Poole 18 Nov 1925

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

Location Command Controlled
Quetta RAF India
  • No 28 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Quetta

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr John O Archer 25 Jan 1926 Officer Commanding, CBE
Flt Lt Robert L Stevenson 27 Nov 1924 MC
Flt Lt

Harold S Kerby

14 Sep 1923 DSC, AFC; later AVM
Stores Branch
Fg Off Sidney R L Poole 18 Nov 1925

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

July 1927

Location Command Controlled
Quetta RAF India
  • No 31 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Quetta

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr John O Archer 25 Jan 1926 Officer Commanding, CBE
Flt Lt

Barnabas H C Russell

 1 Apr 1927 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Harold S Kerby

14 Sep 1923 DSC, AFC; later AVM
Stores Branch
Fg Off Sidney R L Poole 18 Nov 1925

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

July 1928

Location Command Controlled
Quetta RAF India
  • No 31 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Quetta

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr John O Archer 25 Jan 1926 Officer Commanding, CBE
Flt Lt Frederick F Garraway 10 Aug 1927  
Flt Lt

Harold S Kerby

14 Sep 1923 DSC, AFC; later AVM
Stores Branch
Fg Off James E Welman 20 Jun 1927

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

Location Command Controlled
Quetta RAF India
  • No 31 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Quetta

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr John O Archer 25 Jan 1926 Officer Commanding, CBE
Flt Lt Frederick F Garraway 10 Aug 1927  
Flt Lt

Harold S Kerby

14 Sep 1923 DSC, AFC; later AVM
Stores Branch
Fg Off James E Welman 20 Jun 1927

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

July 1929

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

  • No 31 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Quetta

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr John O Archer 25 Jan 1926 Officer Commanding, CBE
Flt Lt Alfred C Sanderson 15 Apr 1929 DFC; later AM
Flt Lt

Victor E Groom

12 Feb 1929 DFC; later AM
Education Officer
Lt Robert A Smith  1 Apr 1929 Grade IV (Acting Grade III), BSc

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

July 1930

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

  • No 31 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Quetta

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr John O Archer 25 Jan 1926 Officer Commanding, CBE
Flt Lt

Victor E Groom

12 Feb 1929 DFC; later AM
Flt Lt Leslie R  W Tillard  5 Apr 1930  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Christopher W H Moller 14 Feb 1930
Education Officer
Lt Ralph A Smith  1 Apr 1929 Grade IV (Acting Grade III), BSc

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

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

  • No 31 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Quetta

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Horace Gordon-Dean

 7 Oct 1930 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Victor E Groom

12 Feb 1929 DFC; later AM
Flt Lt Leslie R  W Tillard  5 Apr 1930  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Christopher W H Moller 14 Feb 1930
Education Officer
Lt Ralph A Smith  1 Apr 1929 Grade IV (Acting Grade III), BSc

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

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

  • No 31 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Quetta

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Horace Gordon-Dean

 7 Oct 1930 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr James MacG Fairweather  5 Jan 1932 DFC
Flt Lt Robert A Whyte 16 Oct 1931 Adjutant
Stores Branch
Fg Off Christopher W H Moller 14 Feb 1930
Education Officer
Lt Ralph A Smith  1 Apr 1929 Grade III, BSc

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

July 1933

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

  • No 31 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Quetta

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Horace Gordon-Dean

 7 Oct 1930 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr James MacG Fairweather  5 Jan 1932 DFC
Flt Lt Robert A Whyte 16 Oct 1931 Adjutant
Flt Lt

Gordon H Vasse

 7 Feb 1933 Armament duties, later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off Christopher W H Moller 14 Feb 1930
Education Officer
Lt Ralph A Smith  1 Apr 1929 Grade III, BSc

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

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

  • No 31 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Quetta

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Horace Gordon-Dean

 7 Oct 1930 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr James MacG Fairweather  5 Jan 1932 DFC
Flt Lt

Gordon H Vasse

 7 Feb 1933 Armament duties, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Robert A Whyte 16 Oct 1931 Adjutant
Education Officer
Lt Ralph A Smith  1 Apr 1929 Grade III, BSc

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

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

  • No 31 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Quetta

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Malcolm Henderson

10 Dec 1933 Officer Commanding, DSO; later AVM
Sqn Ldr James MacG Fairweather  5 Jan 1932 DFC
Flt Lt Robert A Whyte 16 Oct 1931 Adjutant
Flt Lt

Cyril M Heard

30 Dec 1933 Armament duties, later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Clarence T Davis 28 May 1933
Education Officer
Mr Thomas J D Craig 26 Feb 1935 Grade III, BA

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Location Command Controlled
Karachi RAF India
  • No 5 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Quetta

  • No 31 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Quetta

 

Personnel listings are not shown in this edition of the Air Force List

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

July 1936

Location Command Controlled
Chakala (Provisionally) RAF India
  • No 5 (Army Co-operation) Squadron - Chakala

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

John C Slessor

15 Feb 1935 Officer Commanding, MC, later MRAF
Sqn Ldr Reginald Reay-Jones 16 Apr 1935  
Flt Lt F A J Pllock-Gore 28 Jan 1936

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

August 1936

Source - August 1936 Air Force List

July 1937

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

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr B Ankers  9 Feb 1937 Officer Commanding, DCM
Sqn Ldr Reginald Reay-Jones 16 Apr 1935  
Educational
Mr E A Stockwell  14 Jan 1935 Grade III, BA

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

This Wing was absorbed into No 1 (Indian) Group on 25 April 1938, however the following staff are still listed on the strength of the unit as follows: -

July 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Eric D Barnes

25 Apr 1938 AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr G H H Proctor  4 May 1938  
Flt Lt W S P Simmonds 10 Nov 1937

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Eric D Barnes

25 Apr 1938 AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr G H H Proctor  4 May 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G H H Proctor  4 May 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John M D Ker

25 Feb 1939 later A/Cdre

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

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