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Coastal Area - July 1930

Directly Administered by Area HQ

Unit Location Officer Commanding
Inspector of Recruiting (a) Gwydyr House, London SW1 Sqn Ldr A N Benge
RAF Recruiting Depot Gwydyr House, London SW1  
Central Medical Establishment (b) 3-4 Clement's Inn, WC2  
Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment (c) RAF Felixstowe Gp Capt G R Bromet
  1. Flying Boat Development Flt
  1. RAF Felixstowe
  1. Sqn Ldr A H Orlebar
RAF Training Base RAF Leuchars Gp Capt F E T Hewlett
  1. No 445 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Flt
  2. Accommodation for a total of 3 FAA Flights
  1. Flt Lt D S Allan
Station HQ RAF Donibristle Wg Cdr G S M Insall VC
  1. No 36 (Torpedo Bomber) Sqn
  2. No 401 (Fleet Fighter) Flt
  3. No 404 (Fleet Fighter) Flt
  4. No 407 (Fleet Fighter) Flt
  1. Sqn Ldr A W Mylne
  2. Flt Lt W V Hyde
  3. Flt Lt L C Sharman (Lt Cdr, RN)
  4. Flt Lt A T S Leguen de Lacroix
RAF Units for    
  1. HMS Furious
  2. HMS Courageous
  3. HMS Glorious
  1. Wg Cdr W B Callaway
  2. Wg Cdr R Collishaw
  3. Wg Cdr B L Huskisson
Station HQ RAF Mount Batten Vacant
  1. No 204 (Flying Boat) Sqn
  2. No 209 (Flying Boat) Sqn
  1. Wg Cdr S W Smith
  2. Sqn Ldr J H O Jones

No 10 Group

Unit Location Officer Commanding
RAF Base Calshot Gp Capt E R C Nanson
  1. HQ
  2. No 201 (Flying Boat) Sqn
  3. HQ Training Sqn
  4. Navigation School
  5. Seaplane Training Flt
  6. Marine Training Section
  1. see above
  2. Sqn Ldr E F Turner
School of Naval Co-operation RAF Lee-on-Solent Wg Cdr D G Donald
No 444 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Flt RAF Lee-on-Solent Flt Lt G R O'Sullivan
RAF Base Gosport  
  1. Base HQ
  2. Flying Section
  3. Torpedo Development Section
  4. Marine Craft Section
  5. No 446 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Flt
  6. RAF Auxiliary 'Adastral'
  7. Storage Unit
  8. Accommodation for a total of 6 FAA Flights
  1. Wg Cdr J H S Tyssen
  2. Flt Lt R St A Malleson (Lt Cdr RN)
RAF Floating Dock RAF Portland Fg Off H J Soper

(a) Controlled directly by the Air Ministry

(b) Under the Director of Medical Services for technical administration (medical)

(c) Directly under Air Ministry for technical administration

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

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