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Inland Area - April 1920

No 1 Group

Unit Location Officer Commanding
No 24 Sqn Kenley Sqn Ldr E H Johnston
No 25 Sqn Forming  
No 39 Sqn Forming  
School of Technical Training (Men) Manston Wg Cdr Lionel W B Rees VC, OBE, MC, AFC
Balloon Stores Depot Kingsnorth Sqn Ldr F C Williams
Inland Area Aircraft Depot Henlow Wg Cdr A V Bettington CMG
No 1 Stores Depot Kidbrooke Wg Cdr M Spicer
No 3 Stores Depot Steventon Wg Cdr S A Hebden
No 4 Stores Depot Ruislip  
No 6 Stores Depot Ascot Sqn Ldr Edye R Manning MC; later A/Cdre
"Q" Stores Depot Feltham Flt Lt T L Stevens
Storage Station, Hawkinge Hawkinge Flt Lt W H E Kemp AFC
Storage Park, Kenley Kenley Sqn Ldr Robert P Willock; later AVM
Central Pay Office Woking Gp Capt R D S Stoney CBE
General Services Pay Office Great Newport Street, London WC2 Gp Capt H C Ellis
Imperial War Museum (RAF Section) London Obs Off A J Insall
RAF Station, Manston Manston Wg Cdr William H Primrose DFC; later A/Cdre

No 3 Group

Unit Location Officer Commanding
No 207 Sqn Bircham Newton Sqn Ldr A W Tedder
Aeroplane Experimental Establishment Martlesham Heath Sqn Ldr A Shekleton DSO
Instrument Design Establishment Biggin Hill Wg Cdr G P Grenfell DSO
No 3 Group Mobile Disposal Sqn 'A' Grantham Sqn Ldr G W Williamson OBE, MC
No 3 Group Mobile Disposal Sqn 'B' Thetford Sqn Ldr C E Bryant DSO

No 7 Group

Unit Location Officer Commanding
Air Pilotage School Andover Sqn Ldr Wilfred A McClaughry DSO, MC, DFC; later AVM
School of Balloon Training Rollestone Camp Flt Lt E R Tempest MC, DFC
Electrical and Wireless School Flower Down Wg Cdr James B Bowen;  later A/Cdre
Flying Instructors School Upavon Wg Cdr Percival K Wise CMG, DSO
No 1 Flying Training School Netheravon Wg Cdr Patrick H L Playfair MC; later AM
School of Photography South Farnborough Sqn Ldr P R Burchall
Storage Station, Boscombe Down Boscombe Down Sqn Ldr A W C V Parr
Storage Station, Brockworth Brockworth Sqn Ldr Charles H K Edmonds DSO, OBE; later AVM
Storage Section, Eastleigh Eastleigh Flt Lt L W Hall
Experimental Section (RAE) South Farnborough Sqn Ldr Roderic M Hill KCB, MC, AFC; later ACM
RAF Officers' Repatriation Camp Winchester Flt Lt P E L Gethin AFC
Records Office Blanford Wg Cdr H B Bonning
School of Army Co-operation (a) Winchester Sqn Ldr Henry J F Hunter MC; later A/Cdre
No 7 Group Accounts Centre (a) Eastleigh Sqn Ldr J W Cruikshank OBE

(a) In the course of disbandment or amalgamation

No 7 Wing

Unit Location Officer Commanding
Coventry Storage Park Coventry Flt Lt A Hunter OBE
No 4 Training Sqn Hooton Park Flt Lt Francis H Coleman; later A/Cdre
No 46 Training Sqn Lincoln Sqn Ldr G G A Williams
Tadcaster Mobile Disposal Sqn Tadcaster Sqn Ldr V Gaskell-Blackburn

No 8 Wing

Unit Location Officer Commanding
No 8 Wing Mobile Disposal Sqn Marske Sqn Ldr T V Lister

Directly Administered by Area HQ

Unit Location Officer Commanding
No 4 Sqn South Farnborough

Charles H B Blount MC; later AVM

RAF Depot Uxbridge Gp Capt J G Hearson
School of Music (administered by RAF Depot) Uxbridge  

Source - April 1920 Air Force List

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