About Leonard Rooks BEM

About Leonard Rooks BEM

I’m grateful to Leonard Rooks’ son Len who supplied this information and the photographs within this section. Born 1909 Taunton, Somerset Followed his father as wood worker and trained as a cabinet maker. Left Taunton in 1930’s presumably because of lack of work and joined RAF. Was posted to Hinaidi, Iraq and served as LAC…

Pilots in Command

Pilots in Command

Here’s a list of surnames of the pilots in command in Leslie Rogers’ logbook. While based in Hinaidi, Iraq between November 1930 and November 1937 and flying mostly Westland Wapitis and Vickers Vincents. Hawkings Rook McNewman Oldfield Gibbon Cattell Knowles Wright Berrill Hilton Hopcroft Carr Donald MacDonald McMath Hayes Wallis Hancock Graham Blyth Mahaddie Gillan…