RAFĀ Cardington Camp

RAF Cardington Officers 1936 - 1945

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W/Cdr A A Fraser-Harris

The photograph left is of W/Cdr A A Fraser-Harris who served at RAF Cardington between 1938 -1947. I can find little about this man - can anyone supply any information about him.?

Wing Commander Richard Sidney Yates (shown left) was a senior balloon officer at the station in the Second World War (dates unknown). This highly decorated man had served with distinction in the First World War and later re-enlisted in the Royal Air Force and served at Cardington.
Prior to WW1 Richard Sydney Yates joined the Royal Horse Artillery as a junior soldier and was stationed with "U" battery in India (8th Lucknow Brigade). On declaration of World War I on August 1914 his unit was sent to France arriving there in Oct 1941. By 1917 he had gained a commission and was the recipient of two gallantry awards.

His first, the Military Medal was gained at the Somme and his citation was as follows:

RAF Cardington Officer Listings 1937/1938.

7. RAF Cardington 1938 cropped

Shown left and below are extracts from the official annual RAF officer listings for 1937 and 1938. These record all officers serving at the station and give us a useful snapshot of the Units on site during these years. If you recognise any of the names please make contact.

4. No 2 RAF depot 1937
6. Balloon Training Unit 1938 cropped
5. Balloon Development establishment 1938 cropped

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