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No 6 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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Organisational Movements: Jul 1919 - Jul 1920

Date Notes
16 Jul 1919 Arrived in Basrah from France, equipped with Bristol F2B Fighters
Bristol F2B
6 Sep 1919 Squadron moved from Basrah to Baghdad West

Source - 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

July 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Baghdad West, Mesopotamia Middle East Area/Mesopotamian Wing

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Flt Lt George C Pirie A 18 Sep 1919 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Harry G Smart A  9 Feb 1920  
Flt Lt Meredith Thomas A 13 Feb 1920 AFC
Fg Off Ralph S Sorley A 13 Feb 1920 DSC
Fg Off Louis G Paget A 22 Jan 1920 AFC
Fg Off Edgar T Carpenter A 13 Feb 1920 AFC
Fg Off Llewellyn R Briggs A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off James Lawson A  9 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Richard F Wilson Stores 30 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Robert A W Powell Ad 25 Mar 1920  
Fg Off John M Glaisher A  9 Mar 1920 DFC
Fg Off Arthur A Beach A  9 Feb 1920  
Fg Off John Duncan Ad 25 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Stuart D Culley A & S 13 Feb 1920 DSO
Fg Off Christopher T Walkington A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Eric Wormell A 30 Apr 1919  
Fg Off John W Nixon Ad 13 Feb 1920 Died - 1 Jun 1921
Fg Off Charles V Frith A xx xxx 1919  
Fg Off Robert D C Palmer A xx xxx xxxx DFC, died from injuries - 2 Aug 1920
Fg Off Edwin J Ffoulkes-Jones A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Robert Sterling A 18 Jul 1918 DFC
Fg Off Robert N Essell A xx xxx xxxx Killed - 9 Dec 1920
Fg Off Ernest H Rundle T 10 May 1920  
Fg Off Wilfred E Dipple A & S 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Eric Brewerton A & S 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off John F Young A & S 10 Apr 1920 MM; later A/Cdre
Fg Off David D A Greig A & S 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off George Croft T 22 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Arthur J Brister T 30 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Bert E Herbert A & S  9 Mar 1920 DCM
Fg Off Frederick R Eason A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Arthur Knox A xx xxx xxxx  
Fg Off John H Vickers O xx xxx xxxx  
Fg Off Harry H Hand O xx xxx xxxx MM
Plt Off Harry Mottershaw O 30 Sep 1918  
Plt Off Arthur B Morris O 27 Apr 1919  

Source - July 1920 Air Force List

August 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Baghdad West, Mesopotamia Middle East Area/Mesopotamian Wing

Bristol F2B

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward A B Rice A 28 May 1920 Officer Commanding, MC; later AVM
Flt Lt George C Pirie A 18 Sep 1919 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Harry G Smart A  9 Feb 1920  
Flt Lt Meredith Thomas A 13 Feb 1920 AFC
Fg Off Ralph S Sorley A 13 Feb 1920 DSC
Fg Off Louis G Paget A 22 Jan 1920 AFC
Fg Off Edgar T Carpenter A 13 Feb 1920 AFC
Fg Off Llewellyn R Briggs A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off James Lawson A  9 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Richard F Wilson Stores 30 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Robert A W Powell Ad 25 Mar 1920  
Fg Off John M Glaisher A  9 Mar 1920 DFC
Fg Off Arthur A Beach A  9 Feb 1920  
Fg Off John Duncan Ad 25 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Stuart D Culley A & S 13 Feb 1920 DSO
Fg Off Christopher T Walkington A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Eric Wormell A 30 Apr 1919  
Fg Off John W Nixon Ad 13 Feb 1920 Died - 1 Jun 1921
Fg Off Charles V Frith A xx xxx 1919  
Fg Off Edwin J Ffoulkes-Jones A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Robert Sterling A 18 Jul 1918 DFC
Fg Off Robert N Essell A xx xxx xxxx Killed - 9 Dec 1920
Fg Off Ernest H Rundle T 10 May 1920  
Fg Off Wilfred E Dipple A & S 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Eric Brewerton A & S 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off John F Young A & S 10 Apr 1920 MM; later A/Cdre
Fg Off David D A Greig A & S 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Norman Dainty T 18 Jun 1920  
Fg Off George Croft T 22 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Arthur J Brister T 30 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Bert E Herbert A & S  9 Mar 1920 DCM
Fg Off Frederick R Eason A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Arthur Knox A xx xxx xxxx  
Fg Off John H Vickers O xx xxx xxxx  
Fg Off Harry H Hand O xx xxx xxxx MM

Source - August 1920 Air Force List

April 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Baghdad West, Mesopotamia Middle East Area/Mesopotamian Wing

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward A B Rice A 28 May 1920 Officer Commanding, MC; later AVM
Flt Lt George C Pirie A 18 Sep 1919 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Harry G Smart A  9 Feb 1920  
Flt Lt Meredith Thomas A 13 Feb 1920 AFC
Flt Lt Ernest A Fawcus A 12 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Ralph S Sorley A 13 Feb 1920 DSC
Fg Off Edgar T Carpenter A 13 Feb 1920 AFC
Fg Off Llewellyn R Briggs A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off James Lawson A  9 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Robert A W Powell Ad 25 Mar 1920  
Fg Off John M Glaisher A  9 Mar 1920 DFC
Fg Off Arthur A Beach A  9 Feb 1920  
Fg Off John Duncan Ad 25 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Stuart D Culley A & S 13 Feb 1920 DSO
Fg Off William C Pruden A 11 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Eric Wormell A 30 Apr 1919  
Fg Off Matthew J Langley A 22 Dec 1920 DFC
Fg Off Edwin J Ffoulkes-Jones A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Wilfred E Dipple A & S 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Eric Brewerton A & S 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off John F Young A & S 10 Apr 1920 MM; later A/Cdre
Fg Off David D A Greig A & S 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Norman Dainty T 18 Jun 1920  
Fg Off George Croft T 22 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Arthur J Brister T 30 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Frederick R Eason A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Vollrath C Cordingley A & S 14 Oct 1920  
Fg Off Arthur E Bielby A 14 Oct 1920  

Source - April 1921 Air Force List

July 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Baghdad West, Mesopotamia Middle East Area/Mesopotamian Wing

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward A B Rice A 28 May 1920 Officer Commanding, MC; later AVM
Flt Lt Harry G Smart A  9 Feb 1920 later AVM
Flt Lt Edmund R Tempest A  3 Jan 1921 MC, Died - 17 Dec 1921
Flt Lt Ernest A Fawcus A 12 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Ralph S Sorley A 13 Feb 1920 DSC; later AM
Fg Off Louis G Paget A 22 Jan 1920 AFC
Fg Off Edgar T Carpenter A 13 Feb 1920 AFC
Fg Off Llewellyn R Briggs A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off James Lawson A  9 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Robert A W Powell Ad 25 Mar 1920  
Fg Off John M Glaisher A  9 Mar 1920 DFC
Fg Off Arthur A Beach A  9 Feb 1920  
Fg Off John Duncan Ad 25 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Stuart D Culley A & S 13 Feb 1920 DSO
Fg Off William C Pruden A 11 Dec 1920  
Fg Off Eric Wormell A 30 Apr 1919  
Fg Off Matthew J Langley A 22 Dec 1920 DFC
Fg Off Edwin J Ffoulkes-Jones A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Wilfred E Dipple A & S 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Eric Brewerton A & S 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off John F Young A & S 10 Apr 1920 MM; later A/Cdre
Fg Off David D A Greig A & S 13 Feb 1920 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Norman Dainty T 18 Jun 1920  
Fg Off George Croft T 22 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Arthur J Brister T 30 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Bert E Herbert A & S  9 Mar 1920 DCM
Fg Off Frederick R Eason A 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Vollrath C Cordingley A & S 14 Oct 1920  
Fg Off Arthur E Bielby A 14 Oct 1920  

Source - July 1921 Air Force List

Branches: A = Aeroplane, A & S = Aeroplane and Seaplane, Ad = Administrative, Med = Medical O = Observer, T = Technical

July 1922

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Baghdad West, Mesopotamia Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edye R Manning 21 Apr 1922 Officer Commanding, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Harry G Smart  9 Feb 1920 later AVM
Flt Lt Matthew B Frew  8 Dec 1921 DSO, MC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Colin S Richardson 19 Dec 1921 MBE
Flt Lt Ralph S Sorley 13 Feb 1920 DSC; later AM
Fg Off Samuel J Sibley 31 Jan 1922  
Fg Off Gerald E Gibbs  8 Dec 1921 MC; later AM
Fg Off Llewellyn R Briggs 13 Feb 1920  
Fg Off James Lawson  9 Feb 1920  
Fg Off William C Pruden 11 Dec 1920  
Fg Off David D A Greig 13 Feb 1920 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Vollrath C Cordingley 14 Oct 1920  
Fg Off Arthur E Bielby 14 Oct 1920  
Fg Off Anthony W Wood 24 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Alan T K Shipwright  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off William F Davenport 19 Jan 1922  
Fg Off Charles E Stuart 24 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Harry E McL Reid 31 Jan 1922  
Fg Off John G Argles  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Talbot B Bruce 19 Jan 1922 MC
Plt Off David W F Bonham-Carter  7 Mar 1922 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Thomas J Desmond  7 Mar 1922  

Source - July 1922 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1922 - May 1923

Date Notes
20 Oct 1922 Squadron moved from Baghdad West to RAF Hinaidi

Source - 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

May 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Hinaidi RAF Iraq

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edye R Manning 21 Apr 1922 Officer Commanding, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt James M Robb  9 Feb 1920 DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Matthew B Frew  8 Dec 1921 DSO, MC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Elmer P Roberts 14 Sep 1922 MC, DCM
Flt Lt Gerald E Gibbs  8 Dec 1921 MC; later AM
Fg Off James C Stevens 22 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Walter A B Savile 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off John McFarlane 14 Sep 1922 MC
Fg Off Arthur E Bielby 14 Oct 1920  
Fg Off Anthony W Wood 24 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Alan T K Shipwright  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off William F Davenport 19 Jan 1922  
Fg Off Charles E Stuart 24 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Harry E McL Reid 31 Jan 1922  
Fg Off John G Argles  8 Dec 1921  
Plt Off David W F Bonham-Carter  7 Mar 1922 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Thomas J Desmond  7 Mar 1922  
Plt Off Douglas MacFadyen 13 Dec 1922 later AM
Stores Branch
Fg Off Clarence T Davis  3 May 1922  
Fg Off James F R Eales-White 18 Jul 1922 Accountant

Source - May 1923 Air Force List

July 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Hinaidi RAF Iraq

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edye R Manning 21 Apr 1922 Officer Commanding, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt James M Robb  9 Feb 1920 DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Matthew B Frew  8 Dec 1921 DSO, MC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Elmer P Roberts 14 Sep 1922 MC, DCM
Flt Lt Gerald E Gibbs  8 Dec 1921 MC; later AM
Fg Off Garth R O'Sullivan 27 Mar 1923  
Fg Off James C Stevens 22 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Walter A B Savile 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off John McFarlane 14 Sep 1922 MC
Fg Off Arthur E Bielby 14 Oct 1920  
Fg Off Anthony W Wood 24 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Alan T K Shipwright  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off William F Davenport 19 Jan 1922  
Fg Off Charles E Stuart 24 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Harry E McL Reid 31 Jan 1922  
Fg Off John G Argles  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Gordon H Vasse  3 Apr 1923 later A/Cdre
Plt Off David W F Bonham-Carter  7 Mar 1922 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Douglas MacFadyen 13 Dec 1922 later AM
Stores Branch
Fg Off Clarence T Davis  3 May 1922  
Fg Off James F R Eales-White 18 Jul 1922 Accountant

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

January 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edye R Manning 21 Apr 1922 Officer Commanding, MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Dudley S K Crosbie 23 Nov 1923 Officer Commanding (designate), OBE
Flt Lt James M Robb  9 Feb 1920 DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Elmer P Roberts 14 Sep 1922 MC, DCM
Flt Lt Arthur L Russell 23 Nov 1923  
Flt Lt Herbert L Rough 14 Sep 1923 DFC
Fg Off Cyril Chapman 23 Nov 1923 DSC
Fg Off James C Stevens 22 Nov 1922  
Fg Off Walter A B Savile 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off John McFarlane 14 Sep 1922 MC
Fg Off Alan T K Shipwright  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Charles E Stuart 24 Feb 1922  
Fg Off Harry E McL Reid 31 Jan 1922  
Fg Off Gordon H Vasse  3 Apr 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off William H Stiles 24 Nov 1923  
Fg Off David W F Bonham-Carter  7 Mar 1922 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Thomas J Desmond  8 Jun 1923  
Plt Off Douglas MacFadyen 13 Dec 1922 later AM
-
3 Airman Pilots
Stores Branch
Fg Off Clarence T Davis  3 May 1922  
Fg Off Albert T Wells 23 Nov 1923  
Accountant
Fg Off James F R Eales-White 18 Jul 1922  

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

May 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Hinaidi Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Dudley S K Crosbie 23 Nov 1923 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt Elmer P Roberts 14 Sep 1922 MC, DCM
Flt Lt Arthur L Russell 23 Nov 1923  
Flt Lt Herbert L Rough 14 Sep 1923 DFC
Flt Lt Cyril Chapman 23 Nov 1923 DSC
Flt Lt John McFarlane 14 Sep 1922 MC
Fg Off Walter A B Savile 14 Sep 1922  
Fg Off Alan T K Shipwright  8 Dec 1921  
Fg Off Harry E McL Reid 31 Jan 1922  
Fg Off Gordon H Vasse  3 Apr 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off William H Stiles 24 Nov 1923  
Fg Off David W F Bonham-Carter  7 Mar 1922 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Thomas J Desmond  8 Jun 1923  
Fg Off Rupert W Pontifex 21 Dec 1923  
Fg Off Douglas MacFadyen 13 Dec 1922 later AM
Fg Off Thomas J Woods 18 Jan 1924  
Plt Off Harold V Michell    
-
3 Airman Pilots
Stores Branch
Fg Off Albert T Wells 23 Nov 1923  
Accountant
Fg Off James F R Eales-White 18 Jul 1922  

Source - May 1924 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: May 1924 - Jul 1925

Date Notes
19 May 1924 Squadron moved from RAF Hinaidi to Mosul
26 May 1924 Squadron moved from Mosul to Kirkuk
29 May 1924 Squadron moved from Kirkuk to Mosul
14 Sep 1924 Squadron moved from Mosul to Zakho
 1 Nov 1924 Squadron moved from Zakho to Mosul

Source - 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

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

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Mosul, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Dudley S K Crosbie 23 Nov 1923 Officer Commanding, OBE
Flt Lt Howard O Long 24 Sep 1924  
Flt Lt Herbert L Rough 14 Sep 1924  
Flt Lt William A Duncan  1 May 1925  
Flt Lt Cyril Chapman 23 Nov 1924  
Flt Lt Walter A B Savile 14 Sep 1922  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Robert H Stewart-Peter 21 Jun 1925  
Fg Off William E Purdin  5 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Gordon H Vasse  3 Apr 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off William H Stiles 24 Nov 1923  
Fg Off Howell V David 17 Nov 1924  
Fg Off James B Barnett 18 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Irwin N C Clarke 30 Dec 1924 DSC
Fg Off Thomas J Woods 18 Jan 1924  
Fg Off Harold P Morris  1 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Geoffrey H W Selby-Lowndes 18 Sep 1924  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Harry F Webb 18 Sep 1924  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Edward V Humphrey 27 Nov 1924  

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

March 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Mosul, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Donald F Stevenson

13 Nov 1925 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC; later AVM
Flt Lt Joseph S T Fall  3 Oct 1925 DSC, AFC
Flt Lt Howard O Long 24 Sep 1924 DSO
Flt Lt Charles Findlay 18 Nov 1925 DFC
Flt Lt Frederick Thomasson  1 Jan 1926 DFC, MM
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Robert H Stewart-Peter 21 Jun 1925  
Fg Off Henry J Gemmel  22 Sep 1925  
Fg Off William E Purdin  5 Feb 1925  
Fg Off William H Stiles 24 Nov 1923  
Fg Off Irwin N C Clarke 30 Dec 1924 DSC
Fg Off Frank C Farrington 18 Nov 1925 MC
Fg Off George Terrell 28 Jun 1925  
Fg Off Harold P Morris  1 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Ralph Barrett 21 Jun 1925  
Fg Off Geoffrey H W Selby-Lowndes 18 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Charles F Steventon 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Henry T R Cripps 22 Sep 1925  
Fg Off Guy H Jennings-Bramly 22 Sep 1925  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Harry F Webb 18 Sep 1924  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Edward V Humphrey 27 Nov 1924  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Mosul, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Donald F Stevenson

13 Nov 1925 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC; later AVM
Flt Lt Joseph S T Fall  3 Oct 1925 DSC, AFC
Flt Lt Howard O Long 24 Sep 1924 DSO
Flt Lt Charles Findlay 18 Nov 1925 DFC
Flt Lt Frederick Thomasson  1 Jan 1926 DFC, MM
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Robert H Stewart-Peter 21 Jun 1925  
Fg Off Henry J Gemmel  22 Sep 1925  
Fg Off William E Purdin  5 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Irwin N C Clarke 30 Dec 1924 DSC
Fg Off Frank C Farrington 18 Nov 1925 MC
Fg Off Charles H A Stevens 27 Feb 1926  
Fg Off George Terrell 28 Jun 1925  
Fg Off John J Nolan  2 May 1926  
Fg Off Ralph Barrett 21 Jun 1925  
Fg Off Geoffrey H W Selby-Lowndes 18 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Charles F Steventon 18 Nov 1925  
Fg Off Henry T R Cripps 22 Sep 1925  
Plt Off Reginald G M Hill  1 Apr 1926  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Harry F Webb 18 Sep 1924  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Edward V Humphrey 27 Nov 1924  
Education Officer
Maj Frank C W Taylor 14 May 1926 Grade IV (acting Grade III)

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Mosul, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Donald F Stevenson

13 Nov 1925 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC; later AVM
Flt Lt Joseph S T Fall  3 Oct 1925 DSC, AFC
Flt Lt Charles Findlay 18 Nov 1925 DFC
Flt Lt Henry J Gemmel  22 Sep 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Robert H Stewart-Peter 21 Jun 1925  
Fg Off Thomas J E Thornton  9 Jun 1926 Signals Duties
Fg Off Irwin N C Clarke 30 Dec 1924 DSC
Fg Off Kenneth C Garvie  5 Oct 1926  
Fg Off Frank C Farrington 18 Nov 1925 MC
Fg Off Charles H A Stevens 27 Feb 1926  
Fg Off John J Nolan  2 May 1926  
Fg Off Ralph Barrett 21 Jun 1925  
Fg Off Geoffrey H W Selby-Lowndes 18 Sep 1924  
Fg Off Charles F Steventon 18 Nov 1925 Photographic Duties
Fg Off Henry T R Cripps 22 Sep 1925  
Fg Off Herbert T J Jagger 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Reginald G M Hill  1 Apr 1926  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Harry F Webb 18 Sep 1924  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Edward V Humphrey 27 Nov 1924  
Education Officer
Maj Frank C W Taylor 14 May 1926 Grade IV (acting Grade III)

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Mosul, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Cyril N Lowe 24 Nov 1926 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC
Flt Lt Joseph S T Fall  3 Oct 1925 DSC, AFC
Flt Lt Charles Findlay 18 Nov 1925 DFC
Flt Lt Henry J Gemmel  22 Sep 1925  
Flt Lt

William E G Mann

17 Jan 1927 Signals duties, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Percy J Clayson  1 Apr 1927 MC, DFC
Fg Off Albert E Groom  1 Apr 1927 Armament duties, DSM
Fg Off Frank C Farrington 18 Nov 1925 MC
Fg Off John J Nolan  2 May 1926  
Fg Off Ronald Scott-Taylor 20 Apr 1927  
Fg Off Ralph Barrett 21 Jun 1925  
Fg Off Charles F Steventon 18 Nov 1925 Photographic duties
Fg Off Alexander B Kay  7 Dec 1926 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Herbert T J Jagger 21 Sep 1926  
Plt Off Reginald G M Hill  1 Apr 1926  
Fg Off Denniss Robinson  8 Apr 1927  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Harry F Webb 18 Sep 1924  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Frederick C Chalmers 30 Dec 1926  
Education Officer
Maj Frank C W Taylor 14 May 1926 Grade IV (acting Grade III)

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Mosul, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Claude H Keith 10 Jan 1928 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Gerald S Oddie

 2 Dec 1927 DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Allan L A Perry-Keene

24 Feb 1928 later AVM
Flt Lt

William E G Mann

17 Jan 1927 Signals duties, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Percy J Clayson  1 Apr 1927 MC, DFC
Flt Lt George H Russell  9 Mar 1928 DFC
Fg Off Frank C Farrington 18 Nov 1925 MC
Fg Off John J Nolan  2 May 1926  
Fg Off Alexander B Kay  7 Dec 1926 Pilotage (Navigation) duties, died from injuries - 4 Jul 1928
Fg Off Herbert T J Jagger 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Francis S Hodder 30 Mar 1928  
Fg Off John G Parkin 20 Sep 1927  
Fg Off Charles H L Evans 20 Sep 1927  
Plt Off Grosvenor Selk 20 Sep 1927  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Frederick C Griffin  2 Dec 1927  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Frederick C Chalmers 30 Dec 1926  
Education Officer
Maj Frank C W Taylor 14 May 1926 Grade IV (acting Grade III)

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Mosul, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Claude H Keith 10 Jan 1928 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Gerald S Oddie

 2 Dec 1927 DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Allan L A Perry-Keene

24 Feb 1928 later AVM
Flt Lt

William E G Mann

17 Jan 1927 Signals duties, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Percy J Clayson  1 Apr 1927 MC, DFC
Flt Lt George H Russell  9 Mar 1928 DFC
Flt Lt Frank C Farrington 18 Nov 1925 MC
Fg Off Herbert T J Jagger 21 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Lionel B McGoverne  9 Mar 1928  
Fg Off Francis S Hodder 30 Mar 1928  
Fg Off John G Parkin 20 Sep 1927  
Fg Off Charles H L Evans 20 Sep 1927  
Plt Off Grosvenor Selk 20 Sep 1927  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Frederick C Griffin  2 Dec 1927  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Frederick C Chalmers 30 Dec 1926  
Education Officer
Mr Joshua Silver   Grade IV (acting Grade III), BSc

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Mosul, Iraq Iraq Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Claude H Keith 10 Jan 1928 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Gerald S Oddie

 2 Dec 1927 DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Allan L A Perry-Keene

24 Feb 1928 later AVM
Flt Lt George H Russell  9 Mar 1928 DFC
Fg Off Maxwell C W C Flint 23 Jul 1928  
Fg Off Patrick J Bett 27 Nov 1928  
Fg Off Lionel B McGoverne  9 Mar 1928  
Fg Off Francis S Hodder 30 Mar 1928  
Fg Off John G Parkin 20 Sep 1927  
Fg Off Charles H L Evans 20 Sep 1927  
Fg Off Grosvenor Selk 20 Sep 1927  
Fg Off Frederick Townsend 11 Jan 1929 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Cedric H Hockley 19 Apr 1929  
Fg Off Stephen R Sherman 20 Oct 1928  
Fg Off Ernest L J Rowe 11 Jan 1929 Photographic duties
Fg Off

Lawrence P Moore

11 Jan 1929 later A/Cdre

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Frederick C Griffin  2 Dec 1927  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Rodney T Carter  6 Nov 1928  
Education Officer
Mr Joshua Silver 22 Jun 1928 Grade IV (acting Grade III), BSc

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Cedric H Hockley  1 Jan 1930 Admitted to Palestine General Hospital, Sarafand
Fg Off John E MacCallum 30 Jan 1930 Arrived on posting, wef 18 Jan 1930
Plt Off Kenneth P Lewis 30 Jan 1930 Arrived on posting, wef 18 Jan 1930
Sqn Ldr

Claude R Cox

28 Feb 1930 Arrived on posting, wef 21 Feb 1930
Fg Off Richard A Sprague  2 Mar 1930 Arrived on posting, wef 13 Nov 1929
Fg Off Cedric H Hockley  8 Mar 1930 Discharged from Palestine General Hospital, Sarafand
Flt Lt Stephen C Strafford 12 Mar 1930 Arrived on posting, wef 1 Mar 1930
Sqn Ldr Claude H Keith 16 Mar 1930 Relinquished command of No 6 Sqn on posting
Sqn Ldr

Claude R Cox

16 Mar 1930 Assumed command of No 6 Sqn
Flt Lt Reginald W E Bryant  1 Apr 1930 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Fairhead 10 Apr 1930 Posted to Home Establishment
Flt Lt G V Howard  1 May 1930 Departed on posting
Fg Off Clifton Stephenson  7 May 1930 Arrived on posting, wef 26 Apr 1930
Fg Off John G Parkin 16 Jun 1930 Departed on posting

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1930

Date Notes
28 Oct 1929 Moved from Mosul, Iraq to Ismailia, Egypt
 9 Dec 1929 Moved from Ismailia, Egypt to Ramleh, Palestine
24 Jun 1930 'B' Flight moved from Ramleh, Palestine to Ismailia, Egypt, leaving 'A' Flight at Ramleh

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter Ismailia, Egypt RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Claude R Cox

21 Feb 1930 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Stephen C Strafford  1 Mar 1930 later AM
Flt Lt

Francis R D Swain

13 Nov 1929 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Reginald W E Bryant  1 Apr 1930  
Fg Off Patrick J Bett 27 Nov 1928  
Fg Off John G Parkin 20 Sep 1927  
Fg Off Grosvenor Selk 20 Sep 1927  
Fg Off Cedric H Hockley 19 Apr 1929  
Fg Off Ernest L J Rowe 11 Jan 1929 Photographic duties
Fg Off Percy Kinsey 12 Oct 1929  
Fg Off Clifton Stephenson 26 Apr 1930  
Fg Off John E MacCallum 18 Jan 1920 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Richard A Sprague 13 Nov 1929  
Plt Off Kenneth P Lewis 18 Jan 1930  

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3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Maurice J Scott  3 Dec 1929  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Rodney T Carter  6 Nov 1928  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Henry Penman  1 Nov 1929 MB, ChB

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

Personnel Movements: Jul 1930 - Jun 1931

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Stephen C Strafford 26 Aug 1930 Admitted to Government General Hospital, Jerusalem following landing accident
Fg Off S P Richards  5 Dec 1930 Admitted to Palestine General Hospital, Sarafand following flying accident
Sqn Ldr Rev J C Thomas  5 Dec 1930 Admitted to Palestine General Hospital, Sarafand following flying accident
Sqn Ldr

John P Coleman

16 Jan 1931 Arrived on posting, wef 2 Jan 1931, pending assuming command of No 6 Sqn
Flt Lt Arthur E West 17 Jan 1931 Arrived on posting from No 2 Armoured Car Company for Accountant duties
Sqn Ldr

Claude R Cox

 1 Feb 1931 Relinquished command of No 6 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

John P Coleman

 1 Feb 1931 Assumed command of No 6 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Claude R Cox

 4 Feb 1931 Posted to AHQ Palestine and Transjordan
Fg Off Percy Kinsey  1 Mar 1931 Posted to Home Establishment to attend Long Signals Course
Fg Off Rodney T Carter 25 Mar 1931 Accountant Officer, posted to Home Establishment
Fg Off Patrick J Bett 25 Mar 1931 Accountant Officer, posted to Home Establishment
LAC W H Smith 27 Mar 1931 Killed in a starting accident
Flt Lt A R French  8 May 1931 Attached for temporary duty as Medical Officer
Flt Lt J Cottle  4 Jun 1931 Arrived on posting from No 2 ACC and assumed command of 'C' Flight

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1930 - Jun 1931

Date Notes
 8 Sep 1930 'B' Flight moved to Ramleh
 8 Sep 1930 'C' Flight returned from Ramleh
15 Nov 1930 'A' Flight moved to Ramleh
15 Nov 1930 'B' Flight returned from Ramleh
25 Jan 1931 'B' Flight moved to Ramleh
25 Jan 1931 'A' Flight returned from Ramleh
 1 Apr 1931 Squadron designation was changed from 'Army Co-operation' to 'Bomber'
 4 Apr 1931 'A' Flight moved to Ramleh
10 Apr 1931 'A' Flight returned from Ramleh
10 Jun 1931 Two Fairey Gordons received
Gordon I of No 6 Squadron

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol F2B Fighter

Fairey Gordon

Ismailia RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John P Coleman

 2 Jan 1931 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Francis R D Swain

13 Nov 1929 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Reginald W E Bryant  1 Apr 1930  
Fg Off Clifton Stephenson 26 Apr 1930 Signals duties
Fg Off John E MacCallum 18 Jan 1920 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Richard A Sprague 13 Nov 1929  
Fg Off Singleton P Richards 13 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Roderick Jones 15 Nov 1930  
Fg Off Kenneth P Lewis 18 Jan 1930  
Fg Off Kenneth M Cass 14 Sep 1930  

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4 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Cedric M P Hartley 23 Aug 1930  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Arthur E West 27 Jan 1931  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Henry Penman  1 Nov 1929 MB, ChB

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul - Dec 1931

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Roderick Jones  8 Jun 1931 Invalided to Home Establishment
Fg Off Patrick Connolly  9 Jun 1931 Arrived on posting from Aircraft Depot, Aboukir
Fg Off Clifton Stephenson 27 Jul 1931 Posted to Home Establishment to attend Long Signals Course
Flt Lt A R French 25 Aug 1931 Ceased to be attached for temporary duty as Medical Officer
Flt Lt G H J Williams 25 Aug 1931 Attached from HQ Middle East for temporary duty as Medical Officer
Fg Off H H Martin 27 Aug 1931 Arrived on posting from No 47 Sqn
Flt Lt G H J Williams 24 Sep 1931 Ceased to be attached for temporary duty as Medical Officer
Flt Lt Henry Penman 24 Sep 1931 Medical Officer, resumed his duties on return from leave in the UK
Fg Off F E Abbott  1 Oct 1931 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off Alfred J Howell  2 Oct 1931 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot, Aboukir for Stores duties
Flt Lt J Freeman-Fowler  7 Oct 1931 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment for Accountant duties
Flt Lt Arthur E West 11 Oct 1931 Posted to Home Establishment
Flt Lt J Freeman-Fowler 27 Nov 1931 Accountant Officer, died in hospital

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

Nominal Roll of Officers - 1 Jan 1932

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

John P Coleman

Officer Commanding, No 6 Sqn
Flt Lt Eric Burton Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Flt Lt

Francis R D Swain

Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Wilfred Sanderson Officer Commanding, 'C' Flight
Flt Lt Henry Penman Medical Officer
Fg Off Singleton P Richards  
Fg Off Patrick Connolly  
Fg Off Kenneth M Cass  
Fg Off H H Martin  
Fg Off Richard A Sprague  
Fg Off Kenneth P Lewis  
Fg Off John E MacCallum Adjutant
Fg Off Alfred J Howell Stores Officer
Fg Off J P Cave Attached  from HQ Middle East for Accountant duties
Flt Lt J Cottle Supernumerary
WO G Bird Armament
WO R H Livingstone Engineer
WO E A Patterson Disciplinarian
Flt Lt C W Attwood Officer Commanding W/T Station
WO J Farmer Signals

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1932

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Roderick Jones  8 Jun 1931 Invalided to Home Establishment
Fg Off Patrick Connolly  9 Jun 1931 Arrived on posting from Aircraft Depot, Aboukir
Fg Off Clifton Stephenson 27 Jul 1931 Posted to Home Establishment to attend Long Signals Course
Flt Lt A R French 25 Aug 1931 Ceased to be attached for temporary duty as Medical Officer
Flt Lt G H J Williams 25 Aug 1931 Attached from HQ Middle East for temporary duty as Medical Officer
Fg Off H H Martin 27 Aug 1931 Arrived on posting from No 47 Sqn
Flt Lt G H J Williams 24 Sep 1931 Ceased to be attached for temporary duty as Medical Officer
Flt Lt Henry Penman 24 Sep 1931 Medical Officer, resumed his duties on return from leave in the UK
Fg Off F E Abbott  1 Oct 1931 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off Alfred J Howell  2 Oct 1931 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot, Aboukir for Stores duties
Flt Lt J Freeman-Fowler  7 Oct 1931 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment for Accountant duties
Flt Lt Arthur E West 11 Oct 1931 Posted to Home Establishment
Flt Lt J Freeman-Fowler 27 Nov 1931 Accountant Officer, died in hospital
Flt Lt J Cottle  8 Jan 1932 Assumed temporary command of No 6 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

John P Coleman

 8 Jan 1932 Proceeded on two months leave
Fg Off Patrick Connolly 22 Jan 1932 Posted to 'A' Flight, Ramleh
Fg Off H H Martin 29 Jan 1932 Posted from 'A' Flight, Ramleh to 'C' Flight, Ismailia
Flt Lt J Cottle  8 Mar 1932 Relinquished temporary command of No 6 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

John P Coleman

 8 Mar 1932 Resumed command of No 6 Sqn
Fg Off Denis E Milson 17 Mar 1932 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 4 Mar 1932
Plt Off Stanley W F Smyth 12 Mar 1932 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, Abu Sueir
Fg Off John E MacCallum 24 Mar 1932 Relinquished post of Adjutant on posting to Home Establishment
Plt Off Kenneth P Lewis 24 Mar 1932 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off Edgar G Reed 30 Mar 1932 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 18 Mar 1932
Plt Off Stanley W F Smyth 15 Apr 1932 Detached to 'C' Flight, Ramleh
Plt Off John S Sabine 15 Apr 1932 Arrived on posting to RAF Depot, Middle East
Fg Off H H Martin 18 Apr 1932 Posted to No 216 Sqn, Heliopolis
Plt Off John S Sabine 18 Apr 1932 Detached to No 208 Sqn for temporary duty
Fg Off Desmond J Alvey 11 May 1932 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 29 Apr 1932
Flt Lt J Cottle 21 May 1932 Seconded to Egyptian Air Force
Sqn Ldr Rev Hubert F Daniels  1 Jun 1932  Arrived on posting from RAF Halton, wef 6 May 1932

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

Organisational Movements: Jun 1931 - Jul 1932

Date Notes
31 Jul 1931 'B' Flight returned from Ramleh
31 Jul 1931 'A' Flight moved to Ramleh
28 Nov 1931 'C' Flight moved to Ramleh
28 Nov 1931 'A' Flight returned from Ramleh
 1 Jun 1932 Commenced re-equipping with Fairey Gordons
Gordon I of No 6 Squadron
 2 Jun 1932 'A' Flight at Ismailia fully equipped with Fairey Gordons
 7 Jun 1932 'B' Flight at Ismailia fully equipped with Fairey Gordons

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Fairey Gordon

Ismailia RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John P Coleman

 2 Jan 1931 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Francis R D Swain

13 Nov 1929 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Eric Burton 24 Oct 1931  
Flt Lt Wilfred Sanderson 28 Nov 1931 AFC
Fg Off Patrick Connolly  9 Jun 1931  
Fg Off Richard A Sprague 13 Nov 1929  
Fg Off Singleton P Richards 13 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Kenneth P Lewis 18 Jan 1930  
Fg Off Kenneth M Cass 14 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Edgar G Reed 18 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Denis E Milson  4 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Desmond J Alvey 29 Apr 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Plt Off John S Sabine 14 Apr 1932  
Plt Off Stanley W F Smyth 21 Mar 1932  

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6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Alfred J Howell  2 Oct 1931  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off John E Gregson  8 Jan 1932  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Henry Penman  1 Nov 1929 MB, ChB
Chaplains Branch
Rev Hubert F Daniels  6 May 1932  
Education Officer
Mr Hubert F Browne 14 Aug 1931 Grade III, MSc

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Richard A Sprague  4 Sep 1932 Posted to Home Establishment to undertake Flying Instructors' Course
Fg Off Hugh de M Middleton 13 Sep 1932 Arrived on posting as supernumerary from No 47 Sqn, wef 12 Sep 1932
Fg Off Patrick Connolly  8 Oct 1932 Posted to Home Establishment
Plt Off Richard E Barnett  1 Nov 1932 Arrived on posting as supernumerary from RAF Depot, Middle East
Sqn Ldr Rev Hubert F Daniels  1 Nov 1932  Posted to No 4 FTS, Abu Sueir
Plt Off Stanley W F Smyth 20 Nov 1932 Posted to Home Establishment on being invalided from RAF
Sqn Ldr

John P Coleman

 9 Jan 1933 Proceeded on 61 day's leave
Flt Lt Eric Burton  9 Jan 1933 Assumed temporary command of No 6 Sqn
Flt Lt Howard A Evans-Evans  6 Feb 1933 Arrived on posting from HQ Palestine and Transjordan
Flt Lt

Francis R D Swain

28 Mar 1933 Departed Ismailia as part of the Cairo-Rhodesia Flight
Fg Off Desmond J Alvey 28 Mar 1933 Departed Ismailia as part of the Cairo-Rhodesia Flight
Fg Off S P Richards 28 Mar 1933 Departed Ismailia as part of the Cairo-Rhodesia Flight
Plt Off Kenneth P Lewis 28 Mar 1933 Departed Ismailia as part of the Cairo-Rhodesia Flight
Plt Off John S Sabine 28 Mar 1933 Departed Ismailia as part of the Cairo-Rhodesia Flight
Fg Off John W B Judge 28 Mar 1933 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 28 Feb 1933
Fg Off Philip A Hunter 28 Mar 1933 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 28 Feb 1933
Fg Off John J A Sutton 28 Mar 1933 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 28 Feb 1933
Plt Off Paul I Harris 28 Mar 1933 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 28 Feb 1933
Fg Off Ronald M Smith 29 Apr 1933 Arrived on posting from No 14 Sqn
Flt Lt

Francis R D Swain

20 Jun 1933 Returned to Ismailia on completion of the Cairo-Rhodesia Flight
Fg Off Desmond J Alvey 20 Jun 1933 Returned to Ismailia on completion of the Cairo-Rhodesia Flight
Fg Off S P Richards 20 Jun 1933 Admitted to SSQ, Heliopolis on return from the Cairo-Rhodesia Flight
Plt Off Kenneth P Lewis 20 Jun 1933 Returned to Ismailia on completion of the Cairo-Rhodesia Flight
Plt Off John S Sabine 20 Jun 1933 Returned to Ismailia on completion of the Cairo-Rhodesia Flight
Plt Off Kenneth P Lewis 20 Jun 1933 Returned to Ismailia on completion of the Cairo-Rhodesia Flight

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Date Notes
28 Mar 1933 Cairo-Rhodesia Flight (5 aircraft) departed Ismailia for Heliopolis
31 Mar 1933 Cairo-Rhodesia Flight (5 aircraft) departed Heliopolis for Rhodesia
 1 Apr 1933 Cairo-Rhodesia Flight flew from Wadi Halfa to Khartoum
 3 Apr 1933 Cairo-Rhodesia Flight flew from Khartoum to Malakal
 4 Apr 1933 Cairo-Rhodesia Flight flew from Malakal to Juba
 5 Apr 1933 Cairo-Rhodesia Flight flew from Juba to Entebbe
 7 Apr 1933 Cairo-Rhodesia Flight flew from Entebbe to Tabora
 8 Apr 1933 Cairo-Rhodesia Flight flew from Tabora to Abercorn
10 Apr 1933 Cairo-Rhodesia Flight flew from Abercorn to Broken Hill
14 Apr 1933 Cairo-Rhodesia Flight flew from Broken Hill to Livingstone
21 Apr 1933 Cairo-Rhodesia Flight flew from Livingstone to Bulawayo
29 Apr 1933 Cairo-Rhodesia Flight flew from Bulawayo to Salisbury
 1 May 1933 Cairo-Rhodesia Flight flew from Salisbury around surrounding district
13 May 1933 Cairo-Rhodesia Flight flew from Salisbury to Broken Hill
15 May 1933 Cairo-Rhodesia Flight flew from Broken Hill to Fort Jameson
16 May 1933 Cairo-Rhodesia Flight flew from Fort Jameson around surrounding district
23 May 1933 Cairo-Rhodesia Flight flew from Fort Jameson to Chileka
24 May 1933 Cairo-Rhodesia Flight flew from Chileka around surrounding district
27 May 1933 Cairo-Rhodesia Flight flew from Chileka to Zomba
 5 Jun 1933 Cairo-Rhodesia Flight flew from Zomba to Fort Jameson
 6 Jun 1933 Cairo-Rhodesia Flight flew from Fort Jameson to Abercorn
 7 Jun 1933 Cairo-Rhodesia Flight flew from Abercorn to Tabora
 8 Jun 1933 Cairo-Rhodesia Flight flew from Tabora to Nairobi
12 Jun 1933 Cairo-Rhodesia Flight flew from Nairobi to Troro
14 Jun 1933 Cairo-Rhodesia Flight flew from Troro to Juba
15 Jun 1933 Cairo-Rhodesia Flight flew from Juba to Malakal
16 Jun 1933 Cairo-Rhodesia Flight flew from Malakal to Khartoum
18 Jun 1933 Cairo-Rhodesia Flight flew from Khartoum to Wadi Halfa
19 Jun 1933 Cairo-Rhodesia Flight flew from Wadi Halfa to Heliopolis
20 Jun 1933 Cairo-Rhodesia Flight flew from Heliopolis to Ismailia

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Fairey Gordon

Ismailia

Ramleh (1 Flight)

RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John P Coleman

 2 Jan 1931 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Francis R D Swain

13 Nov 1929 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Eric Burton 24 Oct 1931  
Flt Lt Howard A Evans-Evans  6 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt Wilfred Sanderson 28 Nov 1931 AFC
Fg Off Singleton P Richards 13 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Kenneth P Lewis 18 Jan 1930  
Fg Off Kenneth M Cass 14 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Hugh de M Middleton 12 Sep 1932  
Fg Off Edgar G Reed 18 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Denis E Milson  4 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Desmond J Alvey 29 Apr 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Ronald M Smith 29 Apr 1933  
Fg Off John S Sabine 14 Apr 1932  
Fg Off John W B Judge 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Philip A Hunter 28 Feb 1933  
Plt Off Richard E Barnett  1 Nov 1932  
Fg Off John J A Sutton 28 Feb 1933  
Plt Off Paul I Harris 28 Feb 1933  

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6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Alfred J Howell  2 Oct 1931  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off John E Gregson  8 Jan 1932  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Henry Penman  1 Nov 1929 MB, ChB
Education Officer
Mr Hubert F Browne 14 Aug 1931 Grade III, MSc
Warrant Officers
WO George Bird 21 Mar 1931  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Edward A Patterson  2 Dec 1931  
WO II Robert H Livingstone  1 Apr 1930  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1933 - Jan 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Kenneth P Lewis  4 Jul 1933 Posted to Home Establishment
Fg Off S P Richards 17 Jul 1933 Posted to Home Establishment
Fg Off William N H Banks  1 Aug 1933 Arrived on posting from No 47 Sqn
Flt Lt Gwyn H J Williams 17 Aug 1933 Arrived on posting from RAF Heliopolis
Fg Off Ronald M Smith 22 Aug 1933 Posted to No 45 Sqn, RAF Helwan
Flt Lt

Francis R D Swain

12 Sep 1933 Posted to No 208 Sqn, RAF Heliopolis
Flt Lt Henry Penman  6 Nov 1933 Medical Officer, posted to Home Establishment
Flt Lt Leslie C Bennett  1 Dec 1933 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, Abu Sueir
Flt Lt Howard A Evans-Evans  3 Dec 1933 Posted to Home Establishment

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1933 - Jan 1934

Date Notes
30 Oct 1933 Whole Squadron moved to Ramleh
 2 Nov 1933 'A' Flight returned from Ramleh
14 Nov 1933 'B' Flight returned from Ramleh

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

Nominal Roll of Officers - 1 Jan 1932

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

John P Coleman

Officer Commanding, No 6 Sqn
Flt Lt Eric Burton Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Leslie C Bennett Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Wilfred Sanderson Officer Commanding, 'C' Flight
Flt Lt Gwyn H J Williams Medical Officer
Fg Off Philip A Hunter  
Fg Off Paul I Harris  
Fg Off Desmond J Alvey  
Fg Off Kenneth M Cass  
Fg Off John W B Judge  
Fg Off Edgar G Reed  
Fg Off Denis E Milson Adjutant
Fg Off Alfred J Howell Stores Officer
Fg Off John E Gregson Accountant Officer
Fg Off John S Sabine Supernumerary, not filling an establishment vacancy
Fg Off John J A Sutton Supernumerary, not filling an establishment vacancy
Fg Off Richard E Barnett Supernumerary, not filling an establishment vacancy
Fg Off William N H Banks Supernumerary, not filling an establishment vacancy
Fg Off Hugh de M Middleton Supernumerary, not filling an establishment vacancy
Flt Lt Howard A Evans-Evans Supernumerary, not filling an establishment vacancy
WO George Bird Armament
WO II Robert H Livingstone Engineering
WO II Edward A Patterson Disciplinarian
Sqn Ldr C W Attwood Officer Commanding, W/T Station
WO P Allerston Signals
WO W E Wendon Signals

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Gordon Ismailia

Ramleh (1 Flight)

RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John P Coleman

 2 Jan 1931 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Eric Burton 24 Oct 1931  
Flt Lt Howard A Evans-Evans  6 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt Wilfred Sanderson 28 Nov 1931 AFC
Fg Off William N H Banks  1 Aug 1933  
Fg Off Kenneth M Cass 14 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Hugh de M Middleton 12 Sep 1932  
Fg Off Edgar G Reed 18 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Denis E Milson  4 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Desmond J Alvey 29 Apr 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off John S Sabine 14 Apr 1932  
Fg Off John W B Judge 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Philip A Hunter 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off John J A Sutton 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Richard E Barnett  1 Nov 1932  
Fg Off Paul I Harris 28 Feb 1933  

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6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Alfred J Howell  2 Oct 1931  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off John E Gregson  8 Jan 1932  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Gwyn H J Williams 17 Aug 1933 MRCS, LRCP
Education Officer
Mr Hubert F Browne 14 Aug 1931 Grade III, MSc
Warrant Officers
WO George Bird 21 Mar 1931  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Edward A Patterson  2 Dec 1931  
WO II Robert H Livingstone  1 Apr 1930  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jun 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Herbert M Massey

22 Jan 1934 Arrived on posting from the UK, pending assuming command, wef 10 Jan 1934
Flt Lt L I Hyder 22 Jan 1934 Arrived on posting from the UK
Plt Off John S Sabine 31 Jan 1934 Posted to No 47 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

John P Coleman

 1 Feb 1934 Relinquished command of No 6 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Herbert M Massey

 1 Feb 1934 Assumed command of No 6 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

John P Coleman

 2 Feb 1934 Proceeded on leave pending posting
Fg Off James B T Whitehead  4 Fen 1934 Arrived on posting from No 47 Sqn, wef 30 Jan 1934
Flt Lt Gwyn H J Williams  5 Feb 1934 Medical Officer, posted to RAF General Hospital, Sarafand
Fg Off Edgar G Reed  9 Feb 1934 Posted to Communication Flight, Ramleh
Fg Off Hugh de M Middleton  6 May 1934 Embarked on SS Nahkunda on being posted to Home Establishment
Fg Off Kenneth M Cass  6 May 1934 Embarked on SS Nahkunda on being posted to Home Establishment

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jun 1934

Date Notes
 8 Jan 1934 'A' Flight moved to Ramleh
10 Jan 1934 'B' Flight moved to Ramleh
18 Jan 1934 'A' Flight returned from Ramleh
18 Jan 1934 'B' Flight returned from Ramleh

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Fairey Gordon

Ismailia

Ramleh (1 Flight)

RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Herbert M Massey

10 Jan 1934 Officer Commanding, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Eric Burton 24 Oct 1931  
Flt Lt Wilfred Sanderson 28 Nov 1931 AFC
Flt Lt Leslie C Bennett  1 Dec 1933  
Fg Off Denis E Milson  4 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Desmond J Alvey 29 Apr 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off John W B Judge 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Philip A Hunter 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off John J A Sutton 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Paul I Harris 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Richard E Barnett  1 Nov 1932  
Fg Off James B T Whitehead 30 Jan 1934  

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6 Airman Pilots

Medical Branch
Flt Lt Leslie I Hyder 10 Jan 1934 MRCS, LRCP
Education Officer
Mr Hubert F Browne 14 Aug 1931 Grade III, MSc
Civilian Assistant
Fg Off S A D Lane    
Warrant Officers
WO Vincent G Macario 17 Mar 1934  
WO George Bird 21 Mar 1931  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Edward A Patterson  2 Dec 1931  
WO II Francis Walton 26 Apr 1934  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jun 1934 - Jan 1935

Date Notes
22 Jun 1934 'C' Flight returned from Ramleh
22 Jun 1934 'B' Flight moved to Ramleh
 4 Jul 1934 'C' Flight moved to Ramleh
 5 Jul 1934 'B' Flight returned from Ramleh
15 Nov 1934 'B' Flight moved to Ramleh
15 Nov 1934 'C' Flight moved to Ramleh
24 Nov 1934 'C' Flight moved to Ramleh
27 Nov 1934 'B' Flight returned from Ramleh

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

Nominal Roll of Officers - 1 Jan 1935

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Herbert M Massey

Officer Commanding, No 6 Sqn
Flt Lt Charles H Tighe Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Flt Lt William A Tattersall Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Joseph H McC Reynolds Officer Commanding, 'C' Flight
Flt Lt L I Hyder Medical Officer
Fg Off J B Sims  
Fg Off John J A Sutton  
Fg Off Richard E Barnett  
Fg Off Paul I Harris  
Plt Off Walter A Theed  
Plt Off Ernest M Withy  
Fg Off Philip A Hunter Adjutant
Fg Off John E Gregson Accountant Officer
Fg Off Alfred J Howell Stores Officer
Fg Off John W B Judge Supernumerary, not filling an establishment vacancy
WO George Bird Armament
WO Vincent G Macario Signals
WO T Drinkwater Engineer
WO II Edward A Patterson Disciplinarian
Flt Lt J Cherrill Officer Commanding, W/T Station
WO W E Wendon Signals
WO J Lindsay Signals

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1935

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Humphrey P Jenkins 17 Apr 1935 Arrived on posting from No 216 Sqn

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1935

Date Notes
 7 Feb 1935 'C' Flight returned from Ramleh to participate in the Squadron's 21st Anniversary celebrations
xx Feb 1935 'C' Flight returned to Ramleh
 9 Apr 1935 'A' Flight moved to Ramleh
 9 Apr 1935 'C' Flight moved to Ismailia to undertake Air Firing exercises
26 Apr 1935 'C' Flight returned to Ramleh
27 Apr 1935 'A' Flight returned from Ramleh

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Fairey Gordon

Ismailia

Ramleh (1 Flight)

RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Herbert M Massey

10 Jan 1934 Officer Commanding, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William A Tattersall  1 Dec 1934  
Flt Lt Charles H Tighe 16 Nov 1934  
Flt Lt Joseph H McC Reynolds 24 Aug 1934  
Fg Off Jack B Sims 20 Jul 1934  
Fg Off John W B Judge 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Philip A Hunter 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off John J A Sutton 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Humphrey P Jenkins 17 Apr 1935  
Fg Off Paul I Harris 28 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Richard E Barnett  1 Nov 1932  
Plt Off Walter A Theed 18 Jun 1934  
Plt Off Ernest M Withy 18 Jun 1934  

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6 Airman Pilots

Medical Branch
Flt Lt Leslie I Hyder 10 Jan 1934 MRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officers
WO Vincent G Macario 17 Mar 1934  
WO Tom Drinkwater 22 Mar 1934  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1935 - Jan 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Richard E Burns 24 Aug 1935 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, Abu Sueir
Flt Lt W R Munro Higgs 19 Sep 1935 Arrived on posting from the UK for 'D' Flight
Fg Off F W C Shute 19 Sep 1935 Arrived on posting from the UK for 'D' Flight
APO R G Forshaw 19 Sep 1935 Arrived on posting from the UK for 'D' Flight
APO H M Pinfold 19 Sep 1935 Arrived on posting from the UK for 'D' Flight
Sgt Hey 20 Sep 1935 Arrived on posting for 'D' Flight
Sgt Gilbert 20 Sep 1935 Arrived on posting for 'D' Flight
Flt Lt J W Rose 26 Sep 1935 Arrived on posting to command the W/T Station
Fg Off Humphrey P Jenkins 30 Sep 1935 Proceeded to Port Said on posting to UK for Long Photographic Course
Fg Off Gordon Thripp  9 Oct 1935 Arrived on posting from No 47 Sqn
Fg Off Paul I Harris 13 Oct 1935 Posted to No 47 Sqn
APO H D Cooke 25 Nov 1935 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, Abu Sueir
APO R W F Kitley 25 Nov 1935 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, Abu Sueir

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1935 - Jan 1936

Date Notes
11 Sep 1935 Personnel began arriving on formation of 'D' Flight to operate Hawker Demon aircraft
20 Sep 1935 'D' Flight personnel proceeded to RAF Depot, Aboukir to erect the Demons
Hawker Demon
27 Sep 1935 First Hawker Hart Trainer (K4898) arrived for training purposes and squadron commenced re-equipment
Hart of No 6 Squadron
 9 Oct 1935 'C' Flight moved to Ismailia having handed their Gordons to No 14 Sqn
16 Oct 1935 Squadron completed re-equipping with Harts (12 IR and 3 IR) and Demons (6)
 1 Nov 1935 'C' Flight (4 aircraft) returned to Ramleh

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

Nominal Roll of Officers - 1 Jan 1936

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Herbert M Massey

Officer Commanding, No 6 Sqn
Flt Lt Charles H Tighe Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Flt Lt William A Tattersall Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Joseph H McC Reynolds Officer Commanding, 'C' Flight
Sqn Ldr L I Hyder Medical Officer
Fg Off Philip A Hunter Adjutant
Fg Off J B Sims  
Fg Off Gordon Thripp  
Fg Off John J A Sutton  
Plt Off Walter A Theed  
Plt Off Ernest M Withy  
Plt Off Richard E Burns  
APO R W F Kitley  
Flt Lt W R Munro Higgs Officer Commanding, 'D' Flight
APO R G Forshaw 'D' Flight
APO H M Pinfold 'D' Flight
Fg Off John E Gregson Accountant Officer
Fg Off Alfred J Howell Stores Officer
WO T Drinkwater Engineer
WO Vincent G Macario Signals
WO II R Jenkins Disciplinarian
Flt Lt J W Rose Officer Commanding, W/T Station
WO W E Wendon Signals
WO J Lindsay Signals

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt J B Sims  7 May 1936 Posted to No 14 Sqn, Amman
Flt Lt Joseph H McC Reynolds  22 Jun 1936 Admitted to RAF General Hospital, Sarafand
Sgt Allitt 27 Jun 1936 Detached for duty with the Communications Flight (Ramleh)

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1936

Date Notes
 6 Jan 1936 'D' Flight transferred to No 29 Sqn at Amriya
 6 Jan 1936 'D' Flight No 45 Sqn arrived from Helwan to join No 6 Sqn
 5 Feb 1936 Squadron temporarily detached to Qasaba advanced landing ground
 8 Feb 1936 Squadron returned from Qasaba advanced landing ground
27 Apr 1936 Squadron temporarily detached to Qasaba advanced landing ground for TRUEFORCE Exercise No 3
30 Apr 1936 Squadron returned from Qasaba advanced landing ground
26 May 1936 'B' Flight moved to Ramleh
29 May 1936 Sqn HQ and 'A' Flight moved to Ramleh

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Demon

Hawker Hart

Ismailia

Ramleh (1 Flight)

RAF Middle East

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Herbert M Massey

10 Jan 1934 Officer Commanding, MC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt R W M Clark  1 May 1936  
Flt Lt A N Luxmoore  6 Jan 1936  
Flt Lt John J A Sutton 28 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt Philip A Hunter 28 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt Charles H Tighe 16 Nob 1934  
Flt Lt Joseph H McC Reynolds 24 Aug 1934  
Fg Off Gordon Thripp  9 Oct 1935  
Fg Off Walter A Theed 18 Jun 1934  
Fg Off Ernest M Withy 18 Jun 1934  
Plt Off Richard E Burns 24 Aug 1935  
Plt Off K J Rampling  6 Jan 1936  
Plt Off T B Hunter  6 Jan 1936  
Plt Off R C Waddell 18 Feb 1936  
Plt Off J F Walker  1 Feb 1936  

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5 Airman Pilots

Medical Branch
Flt Lt Leslie I Hyder 10 Jan 1934 MRCS, LRCP
Warrant Officers
WO Vincent G Macario 17 Mar 1934  
WO T J W S Pearce  6 Apr 1936  

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

August 1936

Source - August 1936 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Joseph H McC Reynolds  12 Jul 1936 Discharged from RAF General Hospital, Sarafand, proceeded on sick leave
Lt H A L Montgomery-Campbell 22 Aug 1936 Attached from Royal Tank Corps for Air Liaison duties
Plt Off T B Hunter  3 Sep 1936 Killed in action
AC1 E G W Lincoln  3 Sep 1936 Killed in action
Sqn Ldr

Herbert M Massey

 3 Sep 1936 Wounded in action and admitted to RAF General Hospital, Sarafand
Flt Lt Charles H Tighe  3 Sep 1936 Assumed temporary command of No 6 Sqn
APO Douglas M Amlot 12 Sep 1936 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, Abu Sueir, wef 14 Aug 1936
APO W I McConnell 12 Sep 1936 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, Abu Sueir
Act Sgt Packer 12 Sep 1936 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, Abu Sueir
Act Sgt Ballam 12 Sep 1936 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, Abu Sueir
Sqn Ldr

Herbert M Massey

14 Sep 1936 Discharged from RAF General Hospital, Sarafand, proceeded on sick leave
Plt Off K J Rampling 24 Sep 1936 Wounded in action and admitted to RAF General Hospital, Sarafand
Sqn Ldr

Herbert M Massey

30 Sep 1936 Resumed command of No 6 Sqn
Plt Off K J Rampling 19 Oct 1936 Resumed duties on completion of sick leave
Plt Off K J Rampling 28 Nov 1936 Posted to No 47 Sqn
Plt Off J F Walker 28 Nov 1936 Posted to No 47 Sqn
Flt Lt A N Luxmoore 29 Nov 1936 'D' Flight, departed on return to Home Establishment
Flt Lt Charles H Tighe  1 Dec 1936 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Flt Lt J H Mc Campbell  1 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off H R Coventry  1 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting and posted to 'B' Flight
Flt Lt J H Mc Campbell  3 Dec 1936 Assumed temporary command of No 6 Sqn
APO B P Hart  8 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting
Fg Off F W C Shute  8 Dec 1936 'D' Flight, departed on return to Home Establishment
APO H D Cooke 15 Dec 1936 Posted to No 33 Sqn
Flt Lt S R Groom 22 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'B' Flight, wef 19 Dec 1936
Fg Off John W B Judge 28 Dec 1936 Embarked at Port Said for Home Establishment on posting
Sqn Ldr

Herbert M Massey

30 Dec 1936 Resumed command of No 6 Sqn
Flt Lt R W M Clark  1 Jan 1937 Attached to No 4 FTS
Sqn Ldr

Herbert M Massey

 1 Jan 1937 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Sqn Ldr E R C Hobson xx Jan 1937 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 6 Sqn
Sqn Ldr E R C Hobson 21 Jan 1937 Assumed command of No 6 Sqn
Wg Cdr

Herbert M Massey

22 Jan 1937 Embarked for Home Establishment on posting
Sgt Pinchard  8 Feb 1937 Arrived on posting and posted to to 'B' Flight
Fg Off Hoare (RAFO) 14 Feb 1937 Arrived for one week's Reserve Training
Fg Off Gordon Thripp 15 Feb 1937 Posted to Home Establishment
Sgt Plt C V Haines  1 Mar 1937 Posted to RAF Depot, Aboukir
Fg Off W K Brett (RAFO)  8 Mar 1937 Arrived for one week's Reserve Training
Sgt Plt A E Dale 14 Mar 1937 Posted to Home Establishment
Flt Lt S R Groom 15 Mar 1937 Assumed temporary command of No 6 Sqn
Flt Lt S R Groom 19 Mar 1937 Relinquished temporary command of No 6 Sqn
Flt Lt R W M Clark 28 Mar 1937 Ceased to be attached to No 4 FTS on posting to Home Establishment
APO W I McConnell  3 Apr 1937 Posted to No 223 Sqn, Nairobi
APO R B Langlois 12 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 10 Apr 1937
APO D J H Lay 12 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 10 Apr 1937
APO F T May 12 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 10 Apr 1937
APO E T Williams 12 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 10 Apr 1937
APO C S F Wood 12 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 10 Apr 1937
Sgt Plt F W Woolley 12 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, Abu Sueir
Fg Off Ernest M Withy 20 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from No 233 Sqn on completion of sick leave, wef 10 Mar 1937
Sqn Ldr Joseph H McC Reynolds  4 May 1937 Posted to No 33 Sqn to command
Flt Lt S R Groom  4 May 1937 Assumed command of 'C' Flight
Fg Off H R Coventry  4 May 1937 Assumed command of 'B' Flight
Sqn Ldr J H Mc Campbell  9 May 1937 Embarked at Port Said for Home Establishment on posting
Fg Off Ernest M Withy  9 May 1937 Assumed command of 'A' Flight

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Date Notes
 6 Jan 1936 'D' Flight transferred to No 29 Sqn at Amriya
 6 Jan 1936 'D' Flight No 45 Sqn arrived from Helwan to join No 6 Sqn
 5 Feb 1936 Squadron temporarily detached to Qasaba advanced landing ground
 8 Feb 1936 Squadron returned from Qasaba advanced landing ground
27 Apr 1936 Squadron temporarily detached to Qasaba advanced landing ground for TRUEFORCE Exercise No 3
30 Apr 1936 Squadron returned from Qasaba advanced landing ground
26 May 1936 'B' Flight moved to Ramleh
29 May 1936 Sqn HQ and 'A' Flight moved to Ramleh
12 Nov 1936 'A' Flight returned to Ismailia
18 Nov 1936 'D' Flight returned to Ismailia
19 Nov 1936 'B' Flight and Squadron HQ returned to Ismailia
23 Nov 1936 'D' Flight disbanded
23 Apr 1937 'B' Flight moved to Ramleh
 3 May 1937 'B' Flight returned from Ramleh
 3 May 1937 'A' Flight moved to Ramleh
10 May 1937 'A' Flight returned from Ramleh

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Hart

Ismailia RAF Palestine and Transjordan

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr E R C Hobson 19 Jan 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt S R Groom 19 Dec 1936  
Fg Off Ernest M Withy 18 Jun 1934  
Fg Off Richard E Burns 24 Aug 1935  
Fg Off H R Coventry  1 Dec 1936  
Plt Off R C Waddell 18 Feb 1936  
Plt Off Douglas M Amlot 14 Aug 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off B P Hart  8 Dec 1936  
APO R B Langlois 10 Apr 1937  
APO D J H Lay 10 Apr 1937  
APO F T May 10 Apr 1937  
APO E T Williams 10 Apr 1937  
APO C S F Wood 10 Apr 1937  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Warrant Officers
WO T J W S Pearce  6 Apr 1936  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Sgt Plt A V Bone  5 Jul 1937 Posted to the UK on compassionate grounds
Plt Off Richard E Burns  7 Jul 1937 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
APO E T Williams  7 Jul 1937 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Plt Off Richard E Burns 12 Jul 1937 Assumed temporary command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off Ernest M Withy 17 Jul 1937 Posted to Home Establishment
Plt Off R C Waddell 19 Jul 1937 Assumed temporary command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off Richard E Burns 19 Jul 1937 Assumed temporary command of 'C' Flight
Sgt Plt Holt 20 Jul 1937 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, Abu Sueir
Sgt Plt Edwards 20 Jul 1937 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, Abu Sueir
Flt Lt S R Groom 23 Aug 1937 Assumed temporary command of No 6 Sqn
Sgt Plt Stubbs 11 Sep 1937 Arrived on posting from No 47 Sqn
Sqn Ldr E R C Hobson 19 Sep 1937 Resumed command of No 6 Sqn
Flt Lt S R Groom 19 Sep 1937 Relinquished temporary command of No 6 Sqn
Sgt Plt F W Woolley 25 Sep 1937 Posted to SHQ RAF Ramleh for Flying duties
Sgt Plt Sooley 30 Sep 1937 Posted to Home Establishment
Sgt Plt Pinchard 30 Sep 1937 Posted to Home Establishment
Sgt Plt J Onions 25 Sep 1937 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, Abu Sueir
Flt Lt S R Groom  1 Oct 1937 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Sgt Plt Coggins  3 Nov 1937 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, Abu Sueir
Plt Off O R W Hammerbeck 20 Feb 1938 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, Abu Sueir, wef 17 Feb 1938
Plt Off Douglas M Amlot 24 Feb 1938 Assumed temporary command of 'C' Flight
Plt Off F T May 24 Feb 1938 Assumed temporary duties of Adjutant
Fg Off F C Hopcroft  1 Apr 1938 Arrived on Posting from No 208 Sqn and assumed command of 'C' Flight
Fg Off J E Jacobs  1 Apr 1938 Arrived on Posting from No 208 Sqn
Plt Off Douglas M Amlot  1 Apr 1938 Relinquished temporary command of 'C' Flight
Sqn Ldr E R C Hobson  9 Apr 1938 He died from gun shot wounds
Sqn Ldr A D Selway  9 Apr 1938 Assumed temporary command of No 6 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Alfred G Adnams 18 Apr 1938 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 6 Sqn, wef 13 Apr 1938
Sqn Ldr A D Selway 18 Apr 1938 Relinquished temporary command of No 6 Sqn
Fg Off J E Jacobs 27 Apr 1938 Died from injuries
APO F J Austin  4 Jun 1938 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, Abu Sueir, wef 27 May 1938
APO J E McFall  4 Jun 1938 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, Abu Sueir, wef 27 May 1938
APO F E G Hayter  4 Jun 1938 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, Abu Sueir, wef 27 May 1938
APO H G Fletcher  4 Jun 1938 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, Abu Sueir, wef 27 May 1938
Sqn Ldr

Noel C Singer

 6 Jul 1938 Arrived on posting to assume command of No 6 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Alfred G Adnams  7 Jul 1938 Relinquished command of No 6 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Noel C Singer

 7 Jul 1938 Assumed command of No 6 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Alfred G Adnams 10 Jul 1938 Posted to Home Establishment
Fg Off Richard E Burns  6 Aug 1938 Posted to Home Establishment for Specialist Engineering Course
Plt Off F T May 26 Aug 1938 Killed in action
AC1 T Bagge 26 Aug 1938 Killed in action

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
22 Nov 1937 Ramleh
25 Oct 1937 'C' Flight made a visit to French Air Force in Syria
25 Oct 1937 'B' Flight moved to Ramleh
29 Oct 1937 'B' Flight returned from Ramleh
19 Nov 1937 'B' Flight moved to Ramleh
22 Nov 1937 Squadron HQ moved to Ramleh
 3 Jan 1938 Advance Party, 'B' Flight moved to Samakh
 5 Jan 1938 Main Party, 'B' Flight moved to Samakh
10 Jan 1938 Squadron began to receive Hawker Hardys from No 30 Sqn
Hawker Hardy
13 Jan 1938 Air Party, 'A' Flight moved to Ramleh
14 Jan 1938 Rail Party, 'A' Flight arrived at Ramleh
xx Jan 1938 The Squadron Badge was authorised by HM King George VI*
No 6 Squadron badge
21 Feb 1938 'A' Flight moved to Samakh
22 Feb 1938 'B' Flight moved to Ramleh
10 Mar 1938 'B' Flight moved to Samakh and returned the same day

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73), except*

The Squadron Badge on this page is Crown Copyright and has been produced by Mary Denton on behalf of the RAF Heraldry Trust and is displayed on this page with the permission of the RAFHT.

Crown Copyright is reproduced with the permission of the Directorate of Intellectual Property Rights

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Hardy

Ramleh RAF Palestine and Transjordan

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Alfred G Adnams

17 Apr 1938 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Fg Off Richard E Burns 24 Aug 1935  
Fg Off R C Waddell 18 Feb 1936  
Fg Off F C Hopcroft  1 Apr 1938  
Plt Off Douglas M Amlot 14 Aug 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off B P Hart  8 Dec 1936  
Plt Off R B Langlois 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off D J H Lay 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off F T May 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off E T Williams 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off C S F Wood 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off O R W Hammerbeck 17 Feb 1938  
APO F J Austin 27 May 1938  
APO J E McFall 27 May 1938  
APO F E G Hayter 27 May 1938  
APO H G Fletcher 27 May 1938  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off H L I Brown  5 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting from No 80 Sqn
Plt Off C G E Saunders  6 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting from No 113 Sqn
Plt Off B P Hart  5 Oct 1938 Posted to Home Establishment on transfer to the Air Branch, Royal Navy
Sgt H C Tarrant Packer 11 Oct 1938 Killed in action
APO F J Austin  1 Nov 1938 Posted to No 47 Sqn
Plt Off R A Field 15 Nov 1938  Arrived on posting from No 47 Sqn, wef 9 Nov 1938
APO F E G Hayter 30 Nov 1938 Regraded as Plt Off on probation, wef 16 Aug 1938
APO F J Austin 30 Nov 1938 Regraded as Plt Off on probation, wef 16 Aug 1938
Fg Off H L I Brown 30 Nov 1938 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 16 Aug 1938

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
29 Nov 1938 'C' Flight returned to Ramleh from Haifa
29 Nov 1938 'B' Flight moved to Haifa

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Hardy

Ramleh RAF Palestine and Transjordan

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Noel C Singer

 6 Jul 1938 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt H L I Brown  5 Sep 1938  
Act Flt Lt F C Hopcroft  1 Apr 1938  
Fg Off Douglas M Amlot 14 Aug 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off R B Langlois 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off D J H Lay 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off E T Williams 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off C S F Wood 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off O R W Hammerbeck 17 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J E McFall 27 May 1938  
Plt Off H G Fletcher 27 May 1938  
Plt Off C G E Saunders  6 Sep 1938  
Plt Off F E G Hayter 27 May 1938  
Plt Off R A Field  9 Nov 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO A Hamilton 10 Mar 1937  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
APO Sir Roderick A MacRobert   3 Jan 1939 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, Abu Sueir, wef 9 Nov 1938
Plt Off R B Langlois 14 Mar 1939 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 18 Jan 1939
Fg Off Douglas M Amlot 21 Mar 1939 Appointed to a Medium Service Commission
Plt Off E T Williams 14 Apr 1939 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 18 Feb 1939

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Hardy

Ramleh RAF Palestine and Transjordan

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Noel C Singer

 6 Jul 1938 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt F C Hopcroft  1 Apr 1938  
Act Flt Lt H L I Brown  5 Sep 1938  
Fg Off Douglas M Amlot 14 Aug 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off D J H Lay 10 Apr 1937  
Fg Off C S F Wood 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off R B Langlois 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off E T Williams 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off O R W Hammerbeck 17 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J E McFall 27 May 1938  
Plt Off H G Fletcher 27 May 1938  
Plt Off C G E Saunders  6 Sep 1938  
Plt Off F E G Hayter 27 May 1938  
Plt Off R A Field  9 Nov 1938  
APO Sir Roderick A MacRobert  9 Nov 1938 Bt

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Hardy

Ramleh RAF Palestine and Transjordan

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Noel C Singer

 6 Jul 1938 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt F C Hopcroft  1 Apr 1938  
Act Flt Lt H L I Brown  5 Sep 1938  
Fg Off Douglas M Amlot 14 Aug 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off D J H Lay 10 Apr 1937  
Fg Off C S F Wood 10 Apr 1937  
Fg Off R B Langlois 10 Apr 1937  
Fg Off E T Williams 10 Apr 1937  
Plt Off O R W Hammerbeck 17 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J E McFall 27 May 1938 DFC
Plt Off H G Fletcher 27 May 1938  
Plt Off C G E Saunders  6 Sep 1938  
Plt Off F E G Hayter 27 May 1938  
Plt Off R A Field  9 Nov 1938  
Plt Off Sir Roderick A MacRobert  9 Nov 1938 Bt

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Sep 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off V A Pope 20 Apr 1939 Arrived on posting from No 208 Sqn
Fg Off D T St H Dawes 25 Apr 1939 Arrived on posting from No 47 Sqn
Fg Off Douglas M Amlot 25 May 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 2 Mar 1939
Fg Off D T St H Dawes 25 May 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 2 Mar 1939
LAC H D Dyer  9 Jun 1939 Killed in an accident
AC1 H G Wheaton  9 Jun 1939 Killed in an accident
Plt Off C G E Saunders  9 Jun 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off J F Roberts 19 Jun 1939 Arrived on posting from Singapore
Plt Off Sir Roderick A MacRobert 19 Jun 1939 Attached to HQ Palestine and Transjordan as P A to AOC
Fg Off D J H Lay 18 Jul 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 27 May 1939
Plt Off J C Wilson 24 Jul 1939 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS, Abu Sueir
Plt Off R A Field  1 Aug 1939 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 12 Jun 1939
Plt Off J E McFall  9 Aug 1939 Proceeded to Abu Sueir for Navigation Course
Fg Off C G E Saunders 10 Aug 1939 Ceased to be attached to HQ Palestine and Transjordan
Act Flt Lt Douglas M Amlot 14 Aug 1939 Embarked on HT Somersetshire on posting to UK for Flying Instructors' Course
Plt Off J C Wilson 19 Aug 1939 Attached to HQ Palestine and Transjordan as P A to AOC
Plt Off L A Scott 28 Aug 1939 Arrived on posting from No 80 Sqn
Plt Off J E McFall 29 Aug 1939 Returned from Abu Sueir on suspension of Navigation Course
Plt Off Sir Roderick A MacRobert  1 Sep 1939 Returned to the squadron on recall from leave in the UK

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Sep 1939

Date Notes
 1 Aug 1939 'A' Flight moved from Haifa to Ramleh
 1 Aug 1939 'C' Flight moved from Ramleh to Haifa
24 Aug 1939 'A' Flight commenced re-equipment with Gloster Gauntlets
Gauntlet II

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

Nominal Roll of Officers - 3 Sep 1939

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Noel C Singer

Officer Commanding, No 6 Sqn
Plt Off F E G Hayter Adjutant
Act Flt Lt H L I Brown Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Fg Off D T St H Dawes 'A' Flight
Fg Off C G E Saunders 'A' Flight, Accounts and Imprest Holder
Fg Off R A Field 'A' Flight and Assistant Station Adjutant
Plt Off L A Scott 'A' Flight and Censor Officer
Sgt E P Coughlan 'A' Flight
Sgt G M Donaldson 'A' Flight
Fg Off C S F Wood Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Fg Off R B Langlois 'B' Flight and Officer i/c Link Trainer
Plt Off J E McFall 'B' Flight and Assistant Adjutant
Plt Off H G Fletcher 'B' Flight, Parachutes and Mess Secretary
Plt Off Sir Roderick A MacRobert 'B' Flight, Officer i/c Photographic Section
Sgt J A Jarvis 'B' Flight
Act Flt Lt D J H Lay Officer Commanding, 'C' Flight
Fg Off E T Williams 'C' Flight
Plt Off O R W Hammerbeck 'C' Flight
Plt Off J F Roberts 'C' Flight
Flt Sgt F H Stubbs 'C' Flight
Sgt W F Smallwood 'C' Flight
Plt Off J C Wilson Attached to HQ Palestine and Transjordan as P A to AOC

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

Personnel Movements: Sep - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Sgt F H Stubbs  4 Sep 1939 Admitted to the Military Hospital, Haifa with a gun shot wound
Flt Sgt F H Stubbs  5 Sep 1939 Discharged from the Military Hospital, Haifa as unfit for flying duties
Fg Off R A Field 13 Oct 1939 Admitted to the RAF General Hospital, Sarafand with Sand Fly Fever
Fg Off D T St H Dawes 16 Oct 1939 Returned from RAF Abu Sueir on completion of Anti-Gas course
Fg Off J F Roberts 21 Oct 1939 Proceeded to RAF Abu Sueir for Anti-Gas course
Fg Off R A Field 21 Oct 1939 Discharged from the RAF General Hospital, Sarafand
Plt Off J E McFall 26 Oct 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Plt Off F E G Hayter 26 Oct 1939 Relinquished duties of Adjutant on reverting to Flying duties with 'C' Flight
Fg Off D T St H Dawes 15 Nov 1939 Admitted to the RAF General Hospital, Sarafand following a flying accident
AC1 Smith 15 Nov 1939 Admitted to the RAF General Hospital, Sarafand following a flying accident
Fg Off J F Roberts 24 Nov 1939 Returned from RAF Abu Sueir on completion of Anti-Gas course
Sqn Ldr

Noel C Singer

19 Dec 1939 Relinquished command of No 6 Sqn of posting to Home Establishment
Act Flt Lt H L I Brown 19 Dec 1939 Assumed command of No 6 Sqn
Fg Off C G E Saunders 19 Dec 1939 Assumed command of 'C' Flight
Plt Off F E G Hayter 21 Dec 1939 Attached to Beirut, Syria to assist British Liaison Officer
Fg Off C S F Wood 21 Dec 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt and assumed command of 'B' Flight, wef 14 Aug 1939

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

Organisational Movements: Sep - Dec 1939

Date Notes
xx Sep 1939 Squadron received it's first Westland Lysanders
Lysander I as used by No 6 Squadron
xx Dec 1939 Squadron relinquished its Westland Lysanders

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Feb 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr W N McKechnie  8 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 6 Sqn
Plt Off Sir Roderick A MacRobert 10 Jan 1940 Attached to SHQ RAF Ismailia pending embarkation to Aden
Sqn Ldr

Noel C Singer

11 Jan 1940 Embarked on HMT Dilwara for transit to Home Establishment
Plt Off P E R Pike 31 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from No 102 Maintenance Unit
Plt Off O R W Hammerbeck  6 Feb 1940 Promoted to Fg Off
LAC K Ayton 24 Feb 1940 Fitter Armourer, promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 1 Jan 1940
LAC R E Pilkington 24 Feb 1940 Fitter Armourer, promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 1 Jan 1940

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

Nominal Roll of Officers - 1 Mar 1940

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr W N McKechnie Officer Commanding, No 6 Sqn
Plt Off J E McFall Adjutant
Act Flt Lt H L I Brown Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Fg Off C G E Saunders 'A' Flight and Imprest Holder
Fg Off O R W Hammerbeck 'A' Flight
Plt Off L A Scott 'A' Flight and Censor Officer
Sgt E P Coughlan 'A' Flight, awaiting posting
Sgt G M Donaldson 'A' Flight, awaiting posting
Act Flt Lt C S F Wood Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Fg Off D T St H Dawes 'A' Flight and Officer i/c Gas
Fg Off R A Field 'A' Flight, Officer i/c Link Trainer and Assistant Adjutant
Plt Off H G Fletcher 'B' Flight and Mess Secretary
Plt Off E N Clark 'B' Flight and Cypher Officer
Flt Sgt F H Stubbs 'B' Flight, awaiting posting
Sgt J A Jarvis 'B' Flight, awaiting posting
Act Flt Lt D J H Lay Officer Commanding, 'C' Flight
Fg Off E T Williams 'C' Flight and Officer i/c Parachute Section
Plt Off F E G Hayter 'C' Flight and Sqn Intelligence Officer
Plt Off J F Roberts 'C' Flight and Officer i/c Maps and Charts
Plt Off P S A Hillier 'C' Flight and Sqn History and Operational Returns
Plt Off P E R Pike 'C' Flight and Sqn Navigation Officer
Sgt W F Smallwood 'C' Flight, awaiting posting

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

Personnel Movements: Mar - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
 Capt R M Scott 9 Mar 1940 Royal Sussex Regt, attached from No 45 Sqn for duty as Air Intelligence Liaison Officer
 Capt E J Inkson 11 Mar 1940 South Staffs Regt, attached from No 45 Sqn for duty as Air Intelligence Liaison Officer
Maj L R C Watson 12 Mar 1940 Attached from Royal Corps of Signals to conduct short Army Co-op Course
Flt Lt J R Wilson 12 Mar 1940 Attached from No 208 Sqn to conduct short Army Co-op Course
Flt Lt T W C Fazan 13 Mar 1940 Attached from No 2 ACC for Army Co-operation duties
Fg Off T H Davison 14 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting from No 112 Sqn
Plt Off P I Wheeler 14 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting from No 102 MU
Plt Off C J S Metford 14 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting from No 55 Sqn
Plt Off F W Chadwick 14 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting from No 30 Sqn
30 x Aircrafthands 14 Mar 1940 Arrived in a draft from the UK
1 x Clerk/GD 14 Mar 1940 Arrived in a draft from the UK
4 x Equipment Assistants 14 Mar 1940 Arrived in a draft from the UK
3 x Photographers 14 Mar 1940 Arrived in a draft from the UK
Sgt E P Coughlan 15 Mar 1940 Posted to No 55 Sqn
Sgt G M Donaldson 15 Mar 1940 Posted to No 112 Sqn
Sgt W F Smallwood 15 Mar 1940 Posted to No 30 Sqn
Flt Sgt F H Stubbs 21 Mar 1940 Posted to No 33 Sqn
Flt Sgt J A Jarvis 21 Mar 1940 Ceased to be attached from SHQ Flight, RAF Ramleh
9 x Flight Riggers 23 Mar 1940 Arrived in a draft from the UK
4 x Instrument Repairers 23 Mar 1940 Arrived in a draft from the UK
9 x Flight Mechanics 23 Mar 1940 Arrived in a draft from the UK
10 x Aircrafthands 23 Mar 1940 Arrived in a draft from the UK
2 x Fitters II (E) 23 Mar 1940 Arrived in a draft from the UK
Fg Off O R W Hammerbeck 26 Mar 1940 Admitted to No 12 Military Hospital, Sarafand with a strained knee tendon
Maj L R C Watson 30 Mar 1940 Ceased to be attached from Royal Corps of Signals on completion of short Army Co-op Course
Flt Lt J R Wilson 30 Mar 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 208 Sqn on completion of short Army Co-op Course
Plt Off J E McFall  1 Apr 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 16 Mar 1940
Plt Off B E Peck  2 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from No 113 Sqn
10 x Wireless Operators  3 Apr 1940 Arrived in a draft from the UK
2 x Fitters Aero Engine  3 Apr 1940 Arrived in a draft from the UK
2 x Flight Riggers  3 Apr 1940 Arrived in a draft from the UK
3 x Carpenter Riggers  3 Apr 1940 Arrived in a draft from the UK
1 x Fabric Worker  3 Apr 1940 Arrived in a draft from the UK
4 x Flight Mechanics  3 Apr 1940 Arrived in a draft from the UK
3 x Cooks and Butchers  3 Apr 1940 Arrived in a draft from the UK
1 x Electrician  3 Apr 1940 Arrived in a draft from the UK
Plt Off P S A Hillier  4 Apr 1940 Detached to Lydda hutted camp to act as Camp Commandant
Sgt A J Bootyman  4 Apr 1940 Aircrafthand, promoted to Act (paid) Flt Sgt
Sgt V Knight  4 Apr 1940 Fitter Aero Engine, promoted to Act (paid) Flt Sgt
1 x NCO Cook and Butchers  4 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting
3 x Wireless Operators  4 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off C G E Saunders 10 Apr 1940 Relinquished duties of Imprest Holder
Fg Off E T Williams 10 Apr 1940 Assumed duties of Imprest Holder
Fg Off R A Field 10 Apr 1940 Relinquished duties of Officer i/c Link Trainer
Plt Off L A Scott 10 Apr 1940 Assumed duties of Officer i/c Link Trainer
Plt Off P I Wheeler 10 Apr 1940 Assumed duties of MT Officer
Fg Off R A Field 10 Apr 1940 Relinquished duties of Officer i/c Photographic Section
Plt Off F E G Hayter 10 Apr 1940 Assumed duties of Officer i/c Photographic Section
Fg Off D T St H Dawes 10 Apr 1940 Relinquished duties of Officer i/c Gas
Fg Off J F Roberts 10 Apr 1940 Assumed duties of Officer i/c Gas
Fg Off O R W Hammerbeck 11 Apr 1940 Discharged from No 12 Military Hospital, Sarafand with a strained knee tendon
WO W T Stacey 12 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Equipment Officer
Plt Off P S A Hillier 15 Apr 1940 Ceased to be detached to Lydda hutted camp on closing of the camp
Plt Off F W Chadwick 20 Apr 1940 Posted to No 30 Sqn
Fg Off J Beavis 29 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from No 208 Sqn
LAC J Scott  1 May 1940 Wireless Operator, promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 1 Mar 1940
LAC R Haxton  1 May 1940 Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 1 Mar 1940
LAC E Greenhalgh  1 May 1940 Wireless Operator, promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 1 Mar 1940
LAC K Duke  1 May 1940 Wireless Operator, promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 1 Mar 1940
LAC D G Copley  1 May 1940 Wireless and Electrical Mechanic, promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 1 Mar 1940
LAC H Jakeman  1 May 1940 Wireless Operator, promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 1 Mar 1940
Sgt H J Owen  3 May 1940 Air Observer, posted to No 113 Sqn
Sgt J G Juggins  3 May 1940 Air Observer, posted to No 113 Sqn
Sgt C A Bourne  3 May 1940 Air Observer, posted to No 211 Sqn
Plt Off E G Barnard  8 May 1940 Arrived on posting from the UK for Codes and Cypher duties
Plt Off H A Chapman  8 May 1940 Arrived on posting from the UK for Codes and Cypher duties
WO W T Stacey 17 May 1940 Discharged from the RAF on being commissioned as an Equipment Officer
Fg Off W T Stacey 17 May 1940 Posted to the squadron for duty as Equipment Officer
Fg Off A Morgan 17 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 102 MU for Signals duties
Fg Off T H Davison 20 May 1940 Admitted to the Australian Military Hospital, Gaza Ridge with Pyrexia
Fg Off J E McFall  1 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 16 Mar 1940
Flt Lt T W C Fazan  1 Jun 1940 Posted from No 2 ACC
Flt Lt D J H Lay  1 Jun 1940 Admitted to No 12 Military Hospital, Sarafand
Fg Off E T Williams  3 Jun 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt E M Mould  3 Jun 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off O R W Hammerbeck 13 Jun 1940 Admitted to No 62 Military Hospital, Jerusalem
Capt I K Whittaker 14 Jun 1940 Attached from 2nd Australian Imperial Force for duty as Air Intelligence Liaison Officer
Flt Lt D J H Lay 14 Jun 1940 Discharged from No 12 Military Hospital, Sarafand
Plt Off J C Wilson 25 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ Palestine and Transjordan
Flt Lt T W C Fazan 27 Jun 1940 Admitted to No 62 Military Hospital, Jerusalem
Plt Off L A Scott 27 Jun 1940 Admitted to No 62 Military Hospital, Jerusalem
Lt A B Millard 28 Jun 1940 Attached from 2nd Australian Imperial Force for duty as Air Intelligence Liaison Officer
Plt Off F E G Hayter  1 Jul 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 16 Feb 1940
Flt Sgt R Hinton  1 Jul 1940 Fitter I, promoted to Act (paid) WO, wef 30 Jun 1940
Fg Off O R W Hammerbeck  8 Jul 1940 Discharged from No 62 Military Hospital, Jerusalem
Flt Lt T W C Fazan  8 Jul 1940 Discharged from No 62 Military Hospital, Jerusalem
Sgt G E Baker  9 Jul 1940 Fitter I, promoted to Act Flt Sgt
Plt Off H A Chapman 10 Jul 1940 Codes and Cypher Officer, attached to HQ RAF Middle East
 Capt R M Scott 16 Jul 1940 Air Intelligence Liaison Officer at Gaza returned to Ramleh
Capt I K Whittaker 16 Jul 1940 Assumed Air Intelligence Liaison duties at Gaza
Lt A B Millard 16 Jul 1940 Assumed Air Intelligence Liaison duties at Gaza
WO T G Samuels 17 Jul 1940 Attached on appointment to a commission in the Engineering Branch in the rank of Fg Off
Plt Off L A Scott 23 Jul 1940 Discharged from No 62 Military Hospital, Jerusalem
Plt Off J C Wilson 23 Jul 1940 Admitted to No 60 Military Hospital, Jerusalem
Fg Off A Morgan  1 Aug 1940 Signals Officer, promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt
Fg Off T G Samuels  7 Aug 1940 Posted to No 113 Sqn
Lt G H Lowther 19 Aug 1940 Attached from Household Cavalry Brigade for duty as Air Intelligence Liaison Officer
Cpl D G Copley 20 Aug 1940 Wireless and Electrical Mechanic, promoted to Act Sgt and remustered as Air Gunner
LAC J H Allen 20 Aug 1940 Fitter II, promoted to Act Sgt and remustered as Air Gunner
LAC J L Seed 20 Aug 1940 Wireless and Electrical Mechanic, promoted to Act Sgt and remustered as Air Gunner
Flt Lt T W C Fazan 28 Aug 1940 Attached to No 208 Sqn, Egypt
Fg Off D T St H Dawes 28 Aug 1940 Attached to No 208 Sqn, Egypt
Plt Off L A Scott 28 Aug 1940 Attached to No 208 Sqn, Egypt
Plt Off J F Roberts 28 Aug 1940 Attached to No 208 Sqn, Egypt
Fg Off F E G Hayter 29 Aug 1940 Detached to Haifa on Special Duty
Plt Off J F Roberts  1 Sep 1940 Posted to No 208 Sqn, Egypt
Flt Lt H L I Brown  4 Sep 1940 Posted to No 112 Sqn
Fg Off C G E Saunders  4 Sep 1940 Assumed temporary command of 'A' Flight
Flt Lt E C G Badcock  9 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Act Flt Lt J E McFall  9 Sep 1940 Relinquished duties of Adjutant on posting to 'C' Flight
Sqn Ldr W N McKechnie  7 Sep 1940 Assumed temporary command of RAF Ramleh
Flt Lt D J H Lay  7 Sep 1940 Assumed temporary command of No 6 Sqn
Sqn Ldr W N McKechnie  9 Sep 1940 Seriously injured by bomb splinters during an Italian air raid on Tel Aviv
Fg Off F E G Hayter 12 Sep 1940 Returned from Special Duty in Haifa
Flt Lt D J H Lay 13 Sep 1940 Attached to No 208 Sqn with 'C' Flight
Lt G H Lowther 13 Sep 1940 Air Intelligence Liaison Officer, promoted to Capt and attached to No 208 Sqn with 'C' Flight
Act Flt Lt C S F Wood 13 Sep 1940 Assumed temporary command of No 6 Sqn
Flt Lt H A Tracey 14 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Medical Officer
Sqn Ldr R E Weld 16 Sep 1940 Attached from HQ Palestine and Transjordan and assumed temporary command of No 6 Sqn
Flt Lt T W C Fazan 17 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 208 Sqn, Egypt
Fg Off D T St H Dawes 17 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 208 Sqn, Egypt
Plt Off L A Scott 17 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 208 Sqn, Egypt
Flt Lt T W C Fazan 17 Sep 1940 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Act Flt Lt J E McFall 26 Sep 1940 Relinquished acting rank of Flt Lt, wef 13 Sep 1940
Plt Off K E Macrostie 29 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 208 Sqn
Fg Off C G E Saunders 18 Oct 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt (seniority 3 Sep 1940)
Fg Off R A Field 18 Oct 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt (seniority 3 Sep 1940)
Plt Off K E Macrostie 18 Oct 1940 Promoted to Fg Off (seniority 16 May 1940)
Plt Off H G Fletcher 18 Oct 1940 Promoted to Fg Off (seniority 3 Sep 1940)
Sqn Ldr R E Weld 21 Oct 1940 Assumed temporary command of RAF Ramleh
Sgt Duke 23 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting to 'C' Flight for duty as Air Gunner
Sgt Campbell 23 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting to 'C' Flight for duty as Air Gunner
Act Sgt D G Copley 25 Oct 1940 Reverted to his basic trade of Wireless and Electrical Mechanic and rank of Cpl
Act Sgt J H Allen 25 Oct 1940 Reverted to his basic trade of Fitter II and classification of LAC
Sqn Ldr W N McKechnie 26 Oct 1940 Assumed temporary command of RAF Ramleh
Sqn Ldr R E Weld 26 Oct 1940 Relinquished temporary command of RAF Ramleh
Flt Lt E C G Badcock 31 Oct 1940 Adjutant, posted to the Middle East Cypher School
Fg Off O R W Hammerbeck 31 Oct 1940 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off J Beavis  2 Nov 1940 Attached to Middle East Staff College, Haifa for No 2 Course
Flt Lt A Morgan  5 Nov 1940 Signals Officer, posted to SHQ RAF Ramleh
Plt Off P I Wheeler  7 Nov 1940 Discharged from No 62 Military Hospital as fit for ground duties
Fg Off J Beavis 22 Nov 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 25 Jun 1940
Act Flt Lt C S F Wood 22 Nov 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 3 Sep 1940
Plt Off C J S Metford 22 Nov 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 3 Sep 1940
Plt Off E N Clark 22 Nov 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 3 Sep 1940
Plt Off P I Wheeler 22 Nov 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 3 Sep 1940
Fg Off D T St H Dawes 30 Nov 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 3 Sep 1940
Sqn Ldr R E Weld  5 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached on being posted to command of No 6 Sqn, wef 10 Oct 1940
Flt Lt T W C Fazan 14 Dec 1940 Promoted to Sqn Ldr and posted to command No 430 Flight, in the Sudan
Flt Lt D T St H Dawes 14 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R Chantry 14 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt G E D Low 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from SHQ RAF Ramleh for duty as Adjutant
Plt Off P M Moulding 17 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 70 OTU, allocated to 'B' Flight at Qasbaba
Plt Off R A Griffith 18 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Ismailia
 Capt E J Inkson 19 Dec 1940 Air Intelligence Liaison Officer, posted to Nairobi

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
14 Feb 1940 Squadron commenced re-equipment with Westland Lysanders
Lysander II of No 6 Squadron
14 Feb 1940 Squadron role changed Bomber and General Purpose to Army Co-operation
28 Feb 1940 Squadron began disposing of its Gauntlets to 112 Sqn
 5 Mar 1940 Squadron began disposing of its Hardys to No 102 MU
10 Apr 1940 'B' Flight departed Ramleh for Gaza
17 Apr 1940 Final Hardy left the squadron for No 102 MU
 7 Jun 1940 Final Gauntlet left the squadron for No 112 Sqn
30 Jul 1940 Advance Party, 'B' Flight returned to Ramleh from Gaza
30 Jul 1940 Advance Party, 'A' Flight departed Ramleh for Gaza
1 Aug 1940 Main Party, 'B' Flight returned to Ramleh from Gaza
1 Aug 1940 Main Party, 'A' Flight departed Ramleh for Gaza
13 Sep 1940 Road Party, 'C' Flight departed Ramleh on attachment to No 208 Sqn at Qasbaba
13 Sep 1940 Air Party, 'C' Flight departed Ramleh on attachment to No 208 Sqn at Qasbaba and landed at RAF Heliopolis
14 Sep 1940 Road Party, 'C' Flight arrived at RAF Heliopolis
17 Sep 1940 Advance Party, 'A' Flight returned to Ramleh from Gaza
18 Sep 1940 Main Party, 'A' Flight returned to Ramleh from Gaza
18 Sep 1940 Road Party, 'C' Flight departed RAF Heliopolis for Amriya
19 Sep 1940 Road Party, 'C' Flight departed Amriya and arrived at Qasbaba
19 Sep 1940 Air Party, 'C' Flight departed RAF Heliopolis and arrived at Qasbaba
 7 Nov 1940 'B' Flight departed Ramleh on attachment to No 208 Sqn at Qasbaba, by road, rail and air
 8 Nov 1940 'C' Flight departed Qasbaba on ceasing to be attached to No 208 Sqn

Source - No 6 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/73)

Re-equipment and movement dates are based on those shown in 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

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