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Squadron Commanding Officers, Nos 21 - 40 Squadrons


[21 Sqn | 22 Sqn | 23 Sqn | 24 Sqn | 25 Sqn | 26 Sqn | 27 Sqn | 28 Sqn | 29 Sqn | 30 Sqn | 31 Sqn | 32 Sqn | 33 Sqn | 34 Sqn | 35 Sqn | 36 Sqn | 37 Sqn | 38 Sqn | 39 Sqn | 40 Sqn]

Up to 1939 the dates shown are those of the officer's appointment to the squadron but there may have been a handover period before he formally assumed command.

No 21 Squadron

23 Jul 1915

Maj F W Richey

18 Apr 1916

Maj J R Campbell-Heathcote

 6 Feb 1917

Maj P E L Gethin

19 Jul 1917

Maj L T N Gould MC

 6 Sep 1918

Maj Andre A Walser MC, DFC; later A/Cdre

12 Jan 1919

Maj D G Joy

 8 Feb 1919

Capt J R Hopkins

 1 Oct 1919

DB

23 Nov 1936

Sqn Ldr P Murgatroyd

28 Jul 1938

Sqn Ldr L T Keens

xx xxx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found

xx xxx 1943

Wg Cdr R H S King

xx Jun 1943

Wg Cdr R M North DFC

xx Feb 1944

Wg Cdr I G E Dale

xx Jul 1944

Wg Cdr D F Denns DFC

xx Oct 1944

Wg Cdr I G E Dale DFC

xx Feb 1945

Wg Cdr V R Oates

xx Mar 1945

Wg Cdr P A Kleboe DFC, AFC

xx Apr 1945

Wg Cdr A G Wilson DFC

xx xxx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found

15 Jan 1959

DB

xx May 1959

Sqn Ldr W J Bishop MBE

xx xxx xxxx

Flt Lt E Ginger

xx xxx 1964

Flt Lt A E F Pullen

xx Jun 1965

DB at Nairobi

xx Jun 1965

Reformed at Khormaksar

xx xxx 1965

Names for this period have not yet been found

xx Feb 1969

P Cornish

xx xxx 1970

Sqn Ldr G Lea

xx xxx 1972

Sqn B Butterworth

31 Mar 1976

DB

No 22 Squadron

 1 Sep 1915

Capt the Hon Lord Lucas

22 Sep 1915

Maj R B Martyn

26 Jan 1917

Maj L W Learmont DSO MC

11 Mar 1918

Maj J A McKelvie

10 Feb 1919

Maj V A H Robeson MC

23 Jul 1919

Maj John C Quinnell; later A/Cdre

31 Dec 1919

DB

 2 Mar 1925

Sqn Ldr Tom H England

 3 May 1927

Sqn Ldr Edward B L Corballis

15 Jul 1927

Sqn Ldr Jack Noakes AFC, MM

 8 Jan 1929

Sqn Ldr Edwin S Goodwin AFC; later AVM

20 Mar 1933

Sqn Ldr Charles E Maitland

 1 May 1934

Sqn Ldr Thomas A Warne-Browne DSC; later AM

12 Sep 1935

Sqn Ldr Rene J M de St Leger

xx Apr 1937

Sqn Ldr W G Campbell

28 Mar 1938

Sqn Ldr M V Ridgway

xx Nov 1939

Wg Cdr H M Mellor

xx Jun 1940

Wg Cdr Francis J St G Braithwaite; later AVM

xx Aug 1941

Wg Cdr J C Mayhew

xx Dec 1941

Wg Cdr W A L Davis

xx Jan 1942

Sqn Ldr J A Bateson

xx Oct 1943

Wg Cdr J M Lander DFC

xx Feb 1945

Wg Cdr C R Gee DFC

xx May 1946

Wg Cdr A Pleasance CBE, DFC

30 Sep 1945

DB

15 Feb 1955

Sqn Ldr P G Bowry

xx Jan 1957

Sqn Ldr J R Ritchie AFC

xx Nov 1958

Sqn Ldr A P Dunn

xx Mar 1961

Sqn Ldr G L Verran

xx Jun 1962

Sqn Ldr L A Barber

xx Jul 1964

Sqn Ldr I C Annable

xx Aug 1966

Sqn Ldr D A W Todman DFC

xx Jul 1968

Sqn Ldr A Salter

xx Aug 1970

Sqn Ldr J Weaver

xx Apr 1972

Sqn Ldr J W Hoskins

xx Nov 1974

Sqn Ldr C G Ford

xx Nov 1976

Sqn Ldr A C Sneddon

xx xxx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found

No 23 Squadron

 1 Sep 1915

Maj Rudolph E T Hogg; later Brig-Gen

20 Sep 1915

Maj L A Strange

11 Feb 1916

Maj Rudolph E T Hogg; later Brig-Gen

24 Apr 1916

Maj A Ross-Hume

21 Jan 1917

Maj J B T Leighton MC

10 May 1917

Maj A M Wilkinson DSO

31 Aug 1917

Maj E O Grenfell MC

28 Oct 1917

Maj C E Bryant DSO*

31 Dec 1919

DB

 1 Jul 1925

Sqn Ldr Raymond Collishaw  DSO, OBE, DSC, DFC; later AVM

21 Jan 1928

Sqn Ldr Arthur G Jones-Williams MC

15 Jan 1930

Sqn Ldr Henry W Woollett DSO, MC

28 Dec 1931

Sqn Ldr Anthony L Paxton DFC; later AVM

13 Feb 1933

Sqn Ldr Henry G Crowe MC; later A/Cdre

xx Sep 1935

Sqn Ldr G V Howard DFC

xx Sep 1935

?

16 Nov 1936

Sqn Ldr R Y Eccles

xx Apr 1939

Sqn Ldr V B J Jackson

xx Oct 1939

Sqn Ldr C E Beamish

xx Jan 1940

Sqn Ldr L C Bicknell

xx Aug 1940

Sqn Ldr George F W Heycock; later A/Cdre

xx Nov 1940

Sqn Ldr G H A Colman

xx Jan 1941

Sqn Ldr George F W Heycock; later A/Cdre

xx Mar 1941

Sqn Ldr Gracie

xx May 1941

Wg Cdr Rupert H A Leigh later A/Cdre

xx Dec 1941

Wg Cdr William J Crisham; later AVM

xx Apr 1942

Wg Cdr B R O'B Hoare DFC*

xx Sep 1942

Wg Cdr Peter G Wykeham-Barnes DSO, DFC*; later ACM

xx Apr 1943

Wg Cdr J R Selby

xx Sep 1943

Wg Cdr P R Burton-Giles DSO, DFC*

xx Dec 1943

Wg Cdr A M Murphy DSO, DFC

xx Dec 1944

Wg Cdr S P Russell DFC

xx Sep 1946

Sqn Ldr Peter G K Williamson DFC*; later AVM

xx Jul 1947

Sqn Ldr D L Norris-Smith

xx Oct 1949

Sqn Ldr V S H Duclos DFC

xx Dec 1951

Sqn Ldr A J Jacomb-Hood DFC

xx Jan 1954

Sqn Ldr M H Constable-Maxwell DSO, DFC

xx Feb 1955

Sqn Ldr C R Winter DFC

xx Jul 1955

Wg Cdr Anthony N Davis DSO, DFC; later A/Cdre

xx Aug 1957

Wg Cdr J E Kilduff

xx Jul 1959

Wg Cdr Graham I Chapman AFC; later A/Cdre

xx Jun 1961

Wg Cdr D B Wills DFC

xxMay 1962

Wg Cdr A J Owen DFC, AFC, DFM

xx Oct 1964

Sqn Ldr J Macleod

xx May 1966

Wg Cdr Keith A Williamson later MRAF

xx Jul 1968

Wg Cdr D McClen

xx May 1970

Wg Cdr R D Stone AFC

xx May 1972

Wg Cdr W B G Hopkins

xx Apr 1975

Wg Cdr I Thompson

xx Nov 1975

Wg Cdr William J Wratten AFC; later ACM

xx xxx 1982

Names for this period have not yet been found

xx xxx 1983

Wg Cdr Ian D MacFadyen; later AM

xx Aug 1983

Names for this period have not yet been found

xx xxx 1985

Wg Cdr Anthony J C Bagnall; later ACM

xx xxx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found

xx xxx 1996

Wg Cdr A R Cook

xx xxx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr/Gp Capt Alan K Gillespie; later A/Cdre

 2 Oct 2009

DB

No 24 Squadron

 1 Sep 1915

Capt A G Moore MC

 1 Oct 1915

Maj L G Hawker VC DSO

29 Nov 1916

Maj C E C Rabaglati MC

23 Mar 1917

Maj A G Moore MC

22 Aug 1917

Maj J G Swart MC

 1 Feb 1918

Maj V A H Robeson MC

 12 Feb 1919

DB

1 Apr 1920

Sqn Ldr E H Johnston

23 Oct 1922

Sqn Ldr Owen T Boyd MC; later AM

22 Oct 1923

Sqn Ldr R S Maxwell

27 Aug 1925

Sqn Ldr W H L O'Neill

20 Sep 1927

Sqn Ldr S N Cole

20 Mar 1929

Sqn Ldr D S Don

3 Oct 1931

Sqn Ldr John Whitford; later AVM

1 Dec 1935

Sqn Ldr H K Goode

xx Jun 1939

Wg Cdr J Anderson

xx Oct 1939

Wg Cdr H K Goode

xx Apr 1941

Wg Cdr H G Lee

xx Jun 1941

Wg Cdr P M W Wright

xx Jun 1942

Wg Cdr H B Collins

xx Sep 1944

Wg Cdr T H Archbell

xx Oct 1945

Wg Cdr E L A Walter

xx Sep 1946

Wg Cdr C W K Nicholls

xx Mar 1948

Wg Cdr P H Lombard

xx Mar 1950

Wg Cdr C F Read (RAAF)

xx Dec 1950

Sqn Ldr H A Nash

xx Oct 1951

Major J N Robbs (SAAF)

xx Oct 1953

Sqn Ldr J L Kerr

xx Sep 1955

Sqn Ldr R B Bolt (RNZAF)

xx Feb 1957

Sqn Ldr M M Mair

xx Oct 1957

Wg Cdr D W Hitchins (RAAF)

xx Oct 1959

Wg Cdr H D Archer

xx Nov 1961

Wg Cdr R B Sillars

xx Nov 1963

Wg Cdr R T Saunders

xx Jan 1966

Wg Cdr G Moss

xx Jan 1968

Wg Cdr John F H Tetley; later AVM

xx Jul 1970

Wg Cdr R D Bates

xx Jul 1972

Wg Cdr M J Hardy

xx Jul 1974

Wg Cdr C E Evans

xx Feb 1976

Wg Cdr M C A Davis

xx Aug 1978

Wg Cdr K Chapman

xx Oct 1980

Wg Cdr D R Jones

xx Mar 1983

Wg Cdr C J M Carrington

xx Jun 1985

Wg Cdr R M Peach

xx Dec 1987

Wg Cdr D B Farquhar

xx Apr 1990

Wg Cdr R D Iredale

xx Oct 1992

Wg Cdr M D Stringer

xx Jun 1995

Wg Cdr R M Bailey

xx Apr 1998

Wg Cdr Paul N Oborn CBE; later A/Cdre

xx Aug 2000

Sqn Ldr G C Cook

xx Dec 2000

Wg Cdr R Hobson

xx Jun 2003

Wg Cdr K Groves

xx Oct 2005

Sqn Ldr S K Marston

xx Dec 2005

Wg Cdr D Turnbull

xx Jun 2008

Wg Cdr A Bacon

xx Nov 2010

Wg Cdr P G Cochrane

xx Feb 2011

Wg Cdr T Jones

xx Dec 2012

Wg Cdr D James

xx Jan 2015

Wg Cdr D Rawlins

No 25 Squadron

25 Sep 1915

Maj Felton V Holt DSO; later AVM

14 Mar 1916

Maj T W C Carthew DSO

15 Mar 1916

Maj R G Cherry

 3 Jun 1917

Maj the Hon. O M Guest

 5 Oct 1917

Maj C S Duffus

26 Jan 1919

Capt J B Fox

13 Feb 1919

Capt S Jones

 2 Mar 1919

Capt George M Lawson MC; later A/Cdre

15 Mar 1919

Capt Charles E H Allen; later AVM

17 Mar 1919

Capt J B Fox

 1 Apr 1919

Capt C T Lally

 4 Apr 1919

Maj C S Duffus

12 Apr 1919

Capt C T Lally

18 Apr 1919

Maj G G A Williams

31 Jan 1920

DB

 1 May 1920

Sqn Ldr Sir Norman Leslie CBE

 6 Feb 1923

Sqn Ldr A H Peck DSO MC

xx Sep 1926

Sqn Ldr E D Atkinson DFC AFC

25 Mar 1927

Sqn Ldr W H Park MC DFC 

1 Jan 1929

Sqn Ldr Lionel G S Payne MC, AFC; later A/Cdre

 6 Feb 1930

Sqn Ldr Robert S Aitken MC, AFC; later AVM

29 Sep 1930

Sqn Ldr Harold M Probyn DSO; later A/Cdre

 8 Feb 1932

Sqn Ldr Walter E G Bryant MBE; later A/Cdre

16 Feb 1933

Sqn Ldr Anthony L Paxton DFC; later AVM

14 Jan 1935

Sqn Ldr William F Dickson DSO, OBE, AFC; later MRAF

19 Feb 1936

Sqn Ldr Harold H Down AFC; later A/Cdre

 3 Sep 1937

Sqn Ldr D M Fleming

16 Jan 1939

Sqn Ldr John R Hallings Pott DSO; later AVM

xx Apr 1940

Sqn Ldr K A K McEwan

xx Jun 1940

Sqn Ldr W W Loxton

xx Aug 1940

Sqn Ldr L J C Mitchell

xx Jan 1941

Sqn Ldr David F W Atcherley DFC; later AVM

xx Aug 1941

Sqn Ldr H P Pleasance DFC bar

xx Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr E G Watkins AFC

xx Mar 1943

Sqn Ldr J L Shaw

xx Apr 1943

Wg Cdr S N L Maude DFC

xx Sep 1943

 Wg Cdr Cathcart M Wight-Boycott DSO; later A/Cdre

xx Aug 1944

Wg Cdr L J C Mitchell

xx Apr 1945

Wg Cdr W Hoy DFC

xx Dec 1945

Sqn Ldr R Goucher DFC

xx May 1946

Flt Lt J Lomas AFC

xx May 1946

Sqn Ldr I Hardiman DFC

xx Apr 1947

Sqn Ldr J Singleton DSO DFC AFC

xx Nov 1948

Sqn Ldr K B McGlashan AFC

xx Jul 1950

Sqn Ldr R W Leggett

xx Jan 1952

Sqn Ldr D C Furse DFC

xx Mar 1954

Sqn Ldr J Cameron-Cox

xx May 1955

Wg Cdr P W Jamieson AFC

xx Nov 1956

Wg Cdr Denis A Trotman AFC; later A/Cdre

xx Oct 1957

Wg Cdr G H Melville-Jackson

xx Jul 1958

Wg Cdr K H H Cook DFC

xx Jan 1960

Wg Cdr J H Walton AFC

xx Oct 1961

Wg Cdr Peter G K Williamson DFC*; later AVM

xx Oct 1963

Sqn Ldr D J Fowler AFC

xx Aug 1964

Sqn Ldr M J Bridges

xx Jul 1965

Sqn Ldr M R S Cunningham

xx Oct 1966

Wg Cdr G Middlebrook MBE

xx Feb 1969

Wg Cdr H D Costain MBE

xx Mar 1973

Wg Cdr Jack Broughton; later A/Cdre

xx Apr 1975

Wg Cdr G A Massie

xx May 1977

Wg Cdr E Durham

xx Dec 1978

Wg Cdr J Ault DFC

xx Nov 1981

Wg Cdr A C Collins

xx Nov 1984

Wg Cdr G C Smith AFC

xx Jul 1987

Wg Cdr J P Anderson

xx Jul 1989

Wg Cdr A M Martin

xx Dec 1992

Wg Cdr J Middleton

xx Jul 1997

Wg Cdr P C Goodman MBE

xx Feb 1998

Wg Cdr A J Deya

xx Jul 2000

Wg Cdr Ian C Morrison; later A/Cdre (Gp Capt from 1 Jan 2003)

xx Feb 2003

Wg Cdr Richard J Atkinson; later A/Cdre (Gp Capt from xx Sep 2005)

xx Sept 2005

Wg Cdr J C Prescott

No 26 Squadron

 8 Oct 1915

Maj G P Wallace

xx Jan 1916

Capt G S Creed [Temp]

20 Mar 1916

Maj G P Wallace

25 Mar 1917

Capt J C Clisdal MC [Temp]

17 May 1917

Maj G P Wallace DSO

8 Jul 1918

DB

11 Oct 1927

Sqn Ldr Robert L Stevenson

21 Jan 1931

Sqn Ldr Paul B Hunter

 8 Aug 1932

Sqn Ldr George R A Deacon

29 Jan 1934

Sqn Ldr Christopher H Stilwell

21 Sep 1935

Sqn Ldr Colin P Brown DFC; later AVM

30 Aug 1937

Sqn Ldr T J Arbuthnot

xx Jan 1940

Sqn Ldr R C M Ferrers

xx Jun 1940

Wg Cdr  R W K Stevens

xx Oct 1940

Wg Cdr W D Butler

xx Jul 1942

Wg Cdr T W C Fazan

xx Apr 1943

Wg Cdr J R Wilson DFC

xx May 1943

Wg Cdr P Hadfield

xx May 1943

Sqn Ldr A H Baird DFC

xx Mar 1944

Sqn Ldr B J A Fleming

xx Jan 1945

Sqn Ldr J F Roberts DFC

xx Jan 1947

Sqn Ldr H Ambrose DFC

xx May 1947

Sqn Ldr J Brandt DFC

xx Dec 1947

Sqn Ldr Arthur D Mitchell DFC*, AFC; later A/Cdre

xx Jun 1948

Sqn Ldr John W Frost DFC; later A/Cdre

xx Sep 1948

Sqn Ldr J F McPhie

xx May 1951

Sqn Ldr T James

xx Mar 1952

Sqn Ldr K Smith DFC

xx Sep 1954

Sqn Ldr John A G Jackson DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre

xx Oct 1955

Sqn Ldr J B Jay

xx Jan 1956

Sqn Ldr John deM Severne AFC; later AVM

xx Sep 1957

DB

xx Jun 1962

Sqn Ldr P H Hart

xx Nov 1965

Absorbed into No 66 Sqn

xx Feb 1969

Names for this period have not yet been found

 1 Apr 1976

DB

No 27 Squadron

 5 Nov 1915

Capt G J Malcolm

xx Nov 1915

Maj S Smith DSO

22 Dec 1915

Maj Amyas E Borton DSO; later AVM

29 Jul 1916

Maj S Smith DSO

21 Sep 1917

Maj W D Beatty

 3 Jan 1918

Maj M G Lee

17 Mar 1918

Maj G D Hill

20 Jan 1919

Capt F A V Cook

 3 Feb 1919

Maj John C Quinnell; later A/Cdre

 6 Feb 1919

Maj G D Hill

26 May 1919

cadre

22 Jan 1920

DB

22 Apr 1920

Sqn Ldr Roland J Mounsey OBE

15 Mar 1923

Sqn Ldr Ralph T Whitehead

27 Nov 1924

Sqn Ldr Lionel M Bailey AFC

 7 Mar 1930

Sqn Ldr Francis W Trott OBE, MC

14 Aug 1931

Sqn Ldr Gerald M Bryer OBE, AFC

27 Oct 1934

Sqn Ldr Kenneth H Riversdale-Elliot

 4 Mar 1937

Sqn Ldr Rowland Costa A/Cdre Rowland Coats

 9 Oct 1938

Sqn Ldr W N McKechnie EGM

xx xxx xxxx

Names for the this period have not yet been found

xx Feb 1941

Sqn Ldr C D Hackett

xx May 1941

Sqn Ldr F R C Fowle

xx Dec 1942

Wg Cdr H C Daish

xx Aug 1943

Wg Cdr J B Nicholson VC

xx Jun 1944

Wg Cdr J H McMichael

xx Mar 1945

Wg Cdr T P A Bradley

xx Apr 1945

Lt Col E T Strever DFC

xx Sep 1945

Wg Cdr A F Binks

xx Nov 1945

Sqn Ldr A G Perrin

 1 Feb 1946

DB

xxNov 1947

Sqn Ldr E J Harrod

xx Sep 1949

Sqn Ldr K Jones DFC

xx Mar 1950

Sqn Ldr D J Penman DSO, DFC

xx Nov 1950

DB

xx xxx 1953

Names for this period have not yet been found

 1 Apr 1961

Wg Cdr V N Cramer

20 Jun 1963

Wg Cdr John Gingell MBE; later ACM

10 Jun 1965

Wg Cdr K C D Nixon AFC

27 May 1967

Wg Cdr P J Goodall

 6 Jun 1969

Wg Cdr J S Cresswell

21 Jun 1971

Wg Cdr I Fraser

29 Mar 1972

DB

 1 Nov 1973

Names for this period have not yet been found except: -

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr John M M Ponsonby; later AVM

xx xxx 1997

Wg Cdr Carl W Dixon; later AVM

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr Sean K P Reynolds; later AVM

xx xxx 2003

Wg Cdr Guy G S van den Berg; later A/Cdre

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr S Shell (2007)

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr N Knight

xx xxx 2016

Wg Cdr P Wadlow

No 28 Squadron

 7 Nov 1915

Capt A C E Marsh

22 Jan 1916

Capt K P Atkinson

15 Feb 1916

Capt L A Tilney

29 Feb 1916

Maj A Shekleton

 7 Jun 1917

Capt Robert D Oxland; later AVM

30 Jun 1917

Capt P C Campbell

12 Jul 1917

Maj H F Glanville

19 Mar 1918

Maj C A Ridley DSO, MC

xx xxx 1918

Maj J M Scott

 8 Oct 1918

Capt Noel S Paynter; later A/Cdre

 1 Nov 1918

Maj William J M Guilfoyle MC; later A/Cdre

24 Dec 1918

Maj J Gilmour

xx Feb 1919

?

20 Jan 1920

DB

16 Jan 1920

Sqn Ldr Robert J F Barton OBE

 7 Mar 1922

Sqn Ldr John T Whittaker MC

 1 Aug 1922

Sqn Ldr Arthur W F Glenny MC, DFC; later A/Cdre

23 Sep 1924

Sqn Ldr Charles S Wynne-Eyton DSO

15 Feb 1926

Sqn Ldr Athol W Mylne; later A/Cdre

23 Feb 1928

Sqn Ldr Arthur F Brookes

20 Mar 1932

Sqn Ldr Frank Fernihough MC

22 Sep 1934

Sqn Ldr Cuthbert J S Dearlove

26 Jun 1936

Sqn Ldr Arthur F Hutton DFC; later A/Cdre

29 Dec 1937

Sqn Ldr Ellacott L S Ward; later A/Cdre

xx xxx 1938

Sqn Ldr Henry G Blair; later A/Cdre [Temp]

22 Dec 1938

Sqn Ldr Ellacott L S Ward; later A/Cdre

xx Dec 1939

Sqn Ldr G E Jackson DFC

xx Jan 1941

Sqn Ldr R M Coad AFC

xx xxx 1941

Sqn Ldr P N Jennings

xxMar 1942

Sqn Ldr O R W Hammerbeck

xx Nov 1942

Sqn Ldr A S Mann

xx Mar 1943

Sqn Ldr Thomas R Pierce; later A/Cdre

xx Aug 1943

Sqn Ldr H G F Larsen

xx Jul 1944

Flt Lt A E Guymer

xx Oct 1944

Sqn Ldr H G F Larsen DFC

xx Feb 1945

Sqn Ldr E G Pannell

xx Apr 1945

Sqn Ldr A E Guymer

xx Jun 1945

Sqn Ldr J Rhind

xx xxx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found

xx Mar 1955

Sqn Ldr J Welch DFC

xx xxx xxxx

Sqn Ldr M I Stanway

xx xxx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found

 2 Jan 1967

DB

xx Apr 1968

Sqn Ldr J Cumming

xx xxx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found

xx xxx 1999

Wg Cdr David J Stubbs OBE; later AVM

xx xxx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found

xx Mar 2006

Wg Cdr R Luck

No 29 Squadron

 7 Nov 1915

Maj L Dawes

25 May 1916

Maj E L Conran MC

 5 Sep 1916

Maj W A R Grattan-Bellew MC

22 Mar 1917

Maj Hugh V Champion de Crespigny MC; later AVM

21 Jul 1917

Maj C M B Chapman MC

 4 Oct 1917

Maj Hugh V Champion de Crespigny MC; later AVM

20 Nov 1917

Maj C H Dixon MC

 8 Feb 1919

Maj Hugh G White; later AVM

31 Dec 1919

DB

1 Apr 1923

Sqn Ldr Twistleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, The Hon L J E

12 Aug 1923

Sqn Ldr R H G Neville MC

12 Aug 1924

Sqn Ldr Malcolm L Taylor AFC; later AVM

10 Aug 1927

Sqn Ldr P E Scott

6 Dec 1929

Sqn Ldr E J D Routh

9 Jun 1930

Sqn Ldr Henry D O'Neill AFC, later A/Cdre

14 Apr 1931

Sqn Ldr J H Butler

18 Aug 1933

Sqn Ldr C Chapman DSC

20 Aug 1934

Sqn Ldr E P Mackay

10 Dec 1935

Sqn Ldr D M Fleming

14 Apr 1936

Sqn Ldr J B Lynch

19 Aug 1937

Sqn Ldr Robert C Jonas; later A/Cdre

17 Dec 1937

Sqn Ldr Maurice W S Robinson; later A/Cdre

2 Dec 1938

Sqn Ldr P S Gomez

13 Feb 1939

Sqn Ldr E R Bitmead

8 Jul 1940

Sqn Ldr Stanley C Widdows DFC; later A/Cdre

16 Jul 1940

Wg Cdr Edward L Colbeck-Welch DFC; later AVM

13 Jun 1941

Wg Cdr R Cleland

10 Jul 1942

Wg Cdr Cathcart M Wight-Boycott DSO*; later A/Cdre

10 Sep 1942

Wg Cdr C M Miller

20 Jan 1943

Wg Cdr R E X Mack DFC

12 Jun 1943

Sqn Ldr P W Arbon

23 Feb 1944

Wg Cdr G F Powell-Shedden DSO, DFC

29 Apr 1944

Wg Cdr John W Allan DSO, DFC; later A/Cdre

18 Dec 1944

Wg Cdr T C Wood DFC

31 Dec 1945

Sqn Ldr D Hawkins DFC

1 Nov 1946

Sqn Ldr M J B Young DFC

10 Mar 1949

Sqn Ldr M Shaw DSO

7 Jul 1949

Sqn Ldr H E Bodien DSO DFC

15 Aug 1951

Sqn Ldr Beresford P T Horsley AFC; later AM

30 Jun 1952

Sqn Ldr Edward B Sismore DSO, DFC**; later A/Cdre

11 May 1953

Wg Cdr John A C Aiken; later ACM

2 Jan 1956

Wg Cdr William Harbison AFC; later AVM

2 Jan 1958

Wg Cdr A R Gordon-Cumming

15 Jul 1959

Wg Cdr R E Gardiner DFC

3 Jul 1961

Wg Cdr Ernest G P Jeffery later A/Cdre

18 Apr 1962

Wg Cdr K Burge

1 Jan 1965

Wg Cdr R Neil

23 Nov 1966

Sqn Ldr L A Boyer

10 May 1967

Wg Cdr Leslie W Phipps AFC; later AVM

18 Sep 1967

Wg Cdr B Carroll

20 Jan 1969

Wg Cdr P Carter

31 Jul 1971

Wg Cdr J D C Hawtin

7 Jul 1973

Wg Cdr B W Lavender AFC

31 Dec 1974

Wg Cdr D I Oakden

4 Jul 1975

Wg Cdr Timothy C Elworthy; later A/Cdre

23 May 1977

Wg Cdr Ian D MacFadyen; later AM

1 Feb 1980

Wg Cdr G C Smith AFC

17 Dec 1982

Wg Cdr Ian D MacFadyen; later AM

1 Jun 1983

Wg Cdr A J H Alcock MBE

2 Aug 1983

Wg Cdr Nigel J Sudborough; later AVM

13 Nov 1985

Wg Cdr Lloyd A Doble; later A/Cdre

1 Apr 1987

Wg Cdr R W D Trotter

10 Nov 1989

Wg Cdr P Hodgson

24 Jul 1992

Wg Cdr Martin J Routledge; later AVM

20 Jan 1995

Wg Cdr Nicholas C Randle; later A/Cdre

18 Jul 1997

Wg Cdr J J Hitchcock

1 Dec 2003

Sqn Ldr I J Hargreaves

1 Apr 2005

Wg Cdr A J Mackay

6 Jun 2007

Sqn Ldr A J Gregory

7 Sep 2007

Wg Cdr J J Stringer

xx Nov 2009

Wg Cdr A J Seymour

xx Jan 2012

Wg Cdr G A Pemberton

No 30 Squadron

30 Apr 1915

Capt H L Reilly

20 Nov 1915

Maj R Gordon RNAS

24 Nov 1915

Maj S D Massy DSO

30 May 1916

Maj E M Murray MC

 7 Aug 1916

Maj J E Tennant DSO MC

10 Jan 1917

Maj H de Havilland DSO

21 Apr 1918

Maj D A Westendarp

24 May 1918

Maj J Everidge MC

 2 May 1919

Reduced to Cadre

 1 Feb 1920

Reformed

31 Mar 1920

Sqn Ldr William Sowrey AFC; later A/Cdre

12 Nov 1920

Sqn Ldr Raymond Collishaw DSO, OBE, DSC, DFC; later AVM

13 Dec 1922

Sqn Ldr Ernest H Johnston OBE

19 Jan 1924

Sqn Ldr James M Robb DFC; later ACM

 5 Jun 1925

Sqn Ldr Francis H Coleman; later A/Cdre

 2 Dec 1927

Sqn Ldr Horace P Lale

18 Jan 1930

Sqn Ldr Robert V Goddard; later AM

 9 Jul 1931

Sqn Ldr George S N Johnston

14 Jul 1932

Sqn Ldr Paul R T J M I C Chamberlayne AFC; later A/Cdre

 8 Mar 1935

Sqn Ldr Arthur L Fiddament DFC; later AVM

24 Oct 1936

Sqn Ldr Archibald J Rankin OBE, AFC; later A/Cdre

21 Aug 1937

Sqn Ldr G H Stainforth AFC

 5 Oct 1937

Sqn Ldr U Y Shannon

xx Jan 1941

Sqn Ldr R A Milward

xx Jun 1941

Sqn Ldr F A Marlow

xx Feb 1942

Sqn Ldr G F Chater DFC

xx May 1942

Sqn Ldr A W A Bayne DFC

xx Feb 1943

Sqn Ldr S R Peacock-Edwards DFC

xx May 1944

Sqn Ldr T A Stevens

31 May 1945

Flt Lt H F Whidborne

xx Jul 1945

Sqn Ldr T H Meyer

6 Aug 1946

Sqn Ldr R A Newberry DFC*

 1 Apr 1947

DB

24 Nov 1947

Sqn Ldr R C Wood

18 Jan 1948

Sqn Ldr A McC Johnstone

 4 Mar 1950

Sqn Ldr A Reece DSO, DFC, AFC

15 Aug 1951

Sqn Ldr R S Kerby

xx Aug 1952

Flt Lt S R Dixon

 1 Sep 1952

Sqn Ldr D A Peacock DFC

 4 Oct 1954

Sqn Ldr P L Whitaker DFC

xx Oct 1956

Sqn Ldr P G Coulson AFC, MBE

19 Nov 1958

Sqn Ldr E J Churchill AFC

xx Oct 1959

Sqn Ldr T C Waugh DFC

 1 Nov 1961

Sqn Ldr C R Evans

20 Dec 1963

Sqn Ldr R A W Harrison DFC

xx Apr 1965

Sqn Ldr R P J King

7 Sep 1967

DB

10 Jun 1968

Wg Cdr K J Parfitt

xx Jan 1971

Wg Cdr D N Galpin

xx Mar 1973

Wg Cdr B P Earle

xx Feb 1975

Wg Cdr J R Hardwick

xx Jul 1977

Wg Cdr A C Tolhurst

xx Sep 1979

Wg Cdr B Latter

xx Sep 1981

Wg Cdr A R Tolcher

xx Sep 1983

Wg Cdr J V Bell

xx Feb 1986

Wg Cdr D M Adams

xx Sep 1988

Wg Cdr D M Guest

xx Apr 1991

Wg Cdr A P T Main MIMgt, MIPD, MRAeS

xx Nov 1993

Wg Cdr R K Gault

xx May 1996

Wg Cdr Jonathan Lamonte; later AVM

xx Aug 1998

Wg Cdr J A Barrass MA, BSc

15 Dec 2000

Wg Cdr P G Dixon

xx xxx 2003

Wg Cdr A Willis

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr D Stamp

xx xxx 2008

Wg Cdr M Wilson

xx xxx 2011

Wg Cdr P Cochrane

No 31 Squadron

11 Oct 1915

Capt C Y MacDonald

27 Mar 1916

Maj C R S Bradley

23 May 1917

Maj S Hutcheson

22 Jul 1917

Maj R G H Murray MC

xx Sep 1918

Capt O Hughes

 1 Dec 1918

Maj E L Millar MBE

10 Aug 1919

Flt Lt D H M Carbery MC DFC

22 Jan 1920

Sqn Ldr A L Neale

26 Jan 1921

Sqn Ldr Arthur T Harris AFC; later MRAF

 6 May 1922

Sqn Ldr Arthur C Maund CBE, DSO; later AVM

xx May 1924

Sqn Ldr Andre A Walser MC, DFC; later A/Cdre

20 Jun 1924

Sqn Ldr Henry S Powell MC

xx Nov 1925

Sqn Ldr J O Archer CBE

 1 Apr 1926

Sqn Ldr John F Gordon DFC

25 Mar 1931

Sqn Ldr Burton Ankers DCM

15 Feb 1934

Sqn Ldr Cuthbert J S Dearlove

27 Oct 1934

Sqn Ldr Ruthven M C Macfarlane MC

19 Oct 1935

Sqn Ldr J L Airey DFC

15 Oct 1936

Sqn Ldr A V Hammond DFC

xx Oct 1938

Sqn Ldr F F Wicks

xx Nov 1938

Sqn Ldr C Stephenson

xx Apr 1939

Wg Cdr G J L Read AFC

xx Dec 1940

Wg Cdr W T H Nicholls

xx Jun 1941

Wg Cdr Sydney R Ubee AFC; later AVM

xx Sep 1941

Wg Cdr H P Jenkins DFC

xx Jun 1942

Wg Cdr W H Burbury AFC

xx May 1943

Wg Cdr H A Olivier

xx Jan 1944

Wg Cdr W H Burbury DFC, AFC

xx Feb 1945

Wg Cdr R O Altman DSO, DFC

xx Sep 1945

Wg Cdr Brian R Macnamara DSO; later A/Cdre

xx Jul 1946

Wg Cdr T W Gillan

xx Sep 1946

Wg Cdr R G F Drickwater

xx xxx xxxx

Sqn Ldr D W S Evans (Acting)

xx Nov 1946

Wg Cdr J M Cooke DSO, DFC

xx Sep 1947

Wg Cdr C Fothergill

xx Jul 1948

Wg Cdr A R Fane de Salis

xx Mar 1950

Wg Cdr R E Risgway DSO

xx Apr 1952

Sqn Ldr C G StD Jeffries DFC

xx Nov 1952

Sqn Ldr N Williamson DFC

xx Nov 1954

Sqn Ldr R F V Ellis

xx Mar 1955

Sqn Ldr J C Stead DFC

xx Jul 1957

Sqn Ldr F H P Cattle AFC

xx Jan 1958

Sqn Ldr L A Ferguson

xx Feb 1958

Wg Cdr Patrick A Kennedy DSO, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre

xx Jun 1960

Wg Cdr C T Dalziel

xx Dec 1962

Wg Cdr Peter H L Scott AFC; later A/Cdre

xx May 1965

Wg Cdr Robert G Price; later AVM

xx May 1967

Wg Cdr R L Bennett

xx Oct 1967

Wg Cdr Raymond J Offord; later A/Cdre

xx Jun 1971

Wg Cdr J C Sprent

 2 Aug 1974

Wg Cdr Thomas H Stonor; later AM

xx Jul 1976

Wg Cdr T J Nash

xx Jul 1978

Wg Cdr R J Howard AFC

xx Dec 1980

Wg Cdr P Edwards

xx xxx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found

xx xxx 1994

Wg Cdr Stephen L Parkinson; later A/Cdre

xx xxx 1997

Wg Cdr S Randles

xx xxx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found

xx Apr 2008

Wg Cdr Ian D Gale; later A/Cdre

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr P Teakle

xx xxx 2013

Wg Cdr R Yates

xx Jan 2015

Wg Cdr J Freeborough

No 32 Squadron

1 Feb 1916

Maj L W Rees VC

xx Jul 1916

Capt S G Gilmour  [Temp]

 7 Jul 1916

Maj T A E Cairnes DSO

 8 Sep 1917

Maj John C Russell; later A/Cdre

31 Dec 1919

DB

xx Jul 1923

Sqn Ldr R S Maxwell MC, DFC

 22 Oct 1923

Sqn Ldr Thomas E B Howe; later A/Cdre

15 Apr 1924

Sqn Ldr Horace P Lale

 3 Aug 1926

Sqn Ldr Reginald B Mansell OBE; later AVM

 1 Dec 1929

Sqn Ldr Brian E Baker DSO, MC, AFC; later AM

 7 Dec 1932

Sqn Ldr Douglas L Blackford; later A/Cdre

26 Mar 1934

Sqn Ldr George T Richardson

12 Apr 1937

Sqn Ldr Arthur W B McDonald; later AM

15 Jan 1938

Sqn Ldr/Wg Cdr Reginald Pyne DFC; later A/Cdre

 8 Dec 1938

Sqn Ldr Thomas B Prickman; later A/Cdre

xx Oct 1939

Sqn Ldr R A Chignell

xx May 1940

Sqn Ldr John Worrall; later AVM

xx Aug 1940

Sqn Ldr M N Crossley DSO, DFC

xx Apr 1941

Sqn Ldr R A B Russell

xx Oct 1941

Sqn Ldr T Grier DFC

xx Dec 1941

Sqn Ldr R L Smith

xx Apr 1942

Sqn Ldr E R Thorn DFC, DFM*

xx Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr E J Gracie DFC

xx Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr J T Shaw

xx Aug 1943

Sqn Ldr D Carlson

xx Dec 1943

Sqn Ldr M S Lewis

xx May 1944

Sqn Ldr N D Harrison

xx Aug 1944

Sqn Ldr G F Silvester DFC

xx xxx xxxx

?

17 Apr 1946

Sqn Ldr Cyril S J West DFC; later Act A/Cdre

xx Feb 1947

Sqn Ldr A G Todd DF

xx Feb 1948

Sqn Ldr G R Crankthorp DFC

xx Jun 1948

Sqn Ldr L F Kelley

xx Aug 1949

Sqn Ldr P G Leggett

xx Nov 1951

Sqn Ldr R N H Courtney DFC

xx May 1952

Sqn Ldr R F T Doe DFC

xx May 1953

Sqn Ldr J A Hemingway DFC

xx Aug 1954

Sqn Ldr A H W Gilchrist DFC

xx Nov 1956

Sqn Ldr G D Sutcliffe

18 Jan 1957

Sqn Ldr P B Wills

17 Sep 1959 Sqn Ldr W F Knapper
15 Nov 1961 Sqn Ldr Michael W P Knight BA; later ACM
22 Oct 1963 Sqn Ldr E S Dodds
21 Jan 1966 Sqn Ldr M J R Waters
12 Jun 1968 Sqn Ldr I Henderson
10 Jan 1969 Sqn Ldr B Butterworth BA
 3 Feb 1969 Sqn Ldr I Semple
 1 Jan 1970 Sqn Ldr A A Wckham
 2 Aug 1971 Wg Cdr G Ross BSc
11 Jun 1973 Wg Cdr G O Graydon
20 Oct 1975 Wg Cdr Thomas G R Osborn MBE; later A/Cdre
23 Dec 1977 Wg Cdr R Felix MVO
21 Dec 1979 Wg Cdr A F A Gallow
12 Dec 1981 Wg Cdr P Goodman
27 Apr 1984 Wg Cdr Martyn J Gardiner BSc (Eng); later AVM

xx xxx xxxx

Names from this period have not yet been found

xx xxx 1995

Wg Cdr A J Barrett

xx xxx xxxx

Names from this period have not yet been found

xx xxx 2001

Wg Cdr John D Maas; later A/Cdre

xx xxx 2003

Wg Cdr D Lee

xx xxx 2005

Wg Cdr T Barrett

No 33 Squadron

15 Jan 1916

Maj Phillip B Joubert de la Ferte; later ACM

 2 Jun 1916

Capt J A Cunningham

13 Jun 1916

Capt W C K Birch

 5 Oct 1916

Maj R M Vaughan

 3 Nov 1916

Maj Arthur A B Thomson  MC; later A/Cdre

21 Nov 1917

Maj C G Burge

 5 Jun 1918

Capt G M Turnbull

13 Jun 1919

DB

10 Apr 1929

Sqn Ldr Francis P Don; later AVM

27 Oct 1929

Sqn Ldr John J Breen; later AM

15 Dec 1930

Sqn Ldr William H de W Waller

18 Jan 1932

Sqn Ldr Robert A George MC; later AVM

 9 Nov 1933

Sqn Ldr Hugh S P Walmsley MC, DFC; later ACM

12 Jan 1935

Sqn Ldr John W Baker MC, DFC; later ACM

23 Sep 1935

Sqn Ldr John Bradbury DFC

 4 May 1937

Sqn Ldr J H McC Reynolds

 3 Sep 1938

Sqn Ldr Hector D McGregor; later AM

xx Dec 1939

Sqn Ldr D V Johnson

xx Aug 1940

Sqn Ldr C Ryley

 xx Mar 1941

Sqn Ldr M T St J Pattle DFC

 xx Jul 1941

Sqn Ldr J W Marsden

xx Dec 1941

Sqn Ldr D L Gould

xx May 1942

Sqn Ldr J Proctor

xx Jul 1942

Sqn Ldr J F F Finnis

xx Nov 1942

Sqn Ldr S C Norris DFC

xx Feb 1943

Sqn Ldr G May

xx Sep 1943

Sqn Ldr R R Mitchell

xx Sep 1944

Sqn Ldr I G S Matthews DFC

xx Mar 1945

Sqn Ldr A W Bower

xxJun 1946

Sqn Ldr R H G Allan DFC

xx Jul 1948

Sqn Ldr Denis G Smallwood DSO, DFC; later ACM

xx Sep 1948

Sqn Ldr A K Furse DFC

xx Apr 1951

Sqn Ldr C C F Cooper

xx Sep 1953

Sqn Ldr N P W Hancock

xx Apr 1955

Sqn Ldr W K Jacobs

xx Oct 1955

Wg Cdr R C Patrick DFC, AFC

xx Oct 1957

Wg Cdr J C Forbes DFM

xx Jan 1958

Wg Cdr N Poole

xx May 1960

Wg Cdr D L Hughes

xx Mar 1962

Wg Cdr C R Gordon

xx Nov 1962

DB

xx xxx 1965

Names from this period have not yet been found

xx xxx 1970

DB

14 Jun 1971

 Names from this period have not yet been found except: -

xx xxx 1994

Wg Cdr Roger Utley; later A/Cdre

xx Oct 1999

Wg Cdr Barry M North; later AM

xx Apr 2002

Wg Cdr Paul Lyall; later A/Cdre

xx xxx 2004

?

xx xxx 2007

Wg Cdr Christopher J Luck; later A/Cdre

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr ?

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr ?

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr M Biggadike

No 34 Squadron

12 Jan 1916

Capt John A Chamier; later A/Cdre (Maj wef 27 Mar 1916)

xx Apr 1917

Maj A H Morton

26 Jun 1917

Maj Charles H B Blount MC; later AVM

29 Apr 1918

Maj R J Mounsey

xx Mar 1919

Capt W H Naylor

25 Oct 1919

DB

xx xxx 1936

?

 2 Jan 1937

Sqn Ldr Henry F V Battle DFC; later A/Cdre

10 Oct 1938

Sqn Ldr A W S Matheson

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr G P Longfield

xx Jun 1942

Wg Cdr T A Cox

xx Aug 1943

Sqn Ldr C P A Newman DFC*

xx Jun 1944

Sqn Ldr J A Bushbridge

xx May 1945

Sqn Ldr G T A Douglas

18 Oct 1945

DB

xx Mar 1949

Names from this period have not yet been found

xx Nov 1952

DB

xx Jul 1954

Sqn Ldr Wilson

xx xxx xxxx

Names from this period have not yet been found

10 Jan 1958

DB

 1 Oct 1960

Sqn Ldr J W Adams

xx xxx xxxx

Sqn Ldr M G Bennett

xx xxx 1964

Wg Cdr D J Green

xx xxx 1966

Sqn Ldr M G Bennett DFC

xx Dec 1967

DB

No 35 Squadron

 3 Feb 1916

Maj B F Vernon-Harcourt

21 Feb 1917

Maj A V Holt DSO

15 Apr 1918

Maj K F Balmain

 8 Sep 1918

Maj Donald F Stevenson  DSO, MC; later AVM

xx Jun 1919

DB

11 Mar 1929

Sqn Ldr Gilbert S M Insall VC, MC

10 Jul 1929

Sqn Ldr Bernard E Harrison AFC

20 Jun 1931

Sqn Ldr Hugh M K Brown

 8 Mar 1932

Sqn Ldr John F Gordon

28 Apr 1933

Sqn Ldr Vincent Buxton OBE

22 Sep 1935

Sqn Ldr Cedric W Hill

xx xxx 1936

Sqn Ldr Albert G Thackray

29 Aug 1938

Sqn Ldr H F Chester

 5 Nov 1940

Wg Cdr R W P Collings AFC

 3 Jul 1941

Wg Cdr B V Robinson DFC, AFC

26 Jan 1942

Wg Cdr John N H Whitworth DSO, DFC*; later A/Cdre

12 Mar 1942

Wg Cdr J H Marks DSO, DFC

20 Sep 1942

Wg Cdr B V Robinson DFC, AFC (Gp Capt from 3 Feb 1943)

 1 May 1943

Wg Cdr D F E C Dean DFC

17 Nov 1943

Wg Cdr S P Daniels

25 Jul 1944

Wg Cdr D F E C Dean DSO, DFC (Gp Capt from Sep 1943)

25 Feb 1945

Wg Cdr H J Le Good AFC

xx xxx xxxx

Names from this period have not yet been found

23 Feb 1950

DB

 1 Sep 1951

Names from this period have not yet been found

11 Sep 1961

DB

 5 Nov 1962

Wg Cdr A A Smailes AFC

16 Apr 1963

Wg Cdr David B Craig; later MRAF

 1 Jun 1965

Wg Cdr Donald A Arnott AFC; later A/Cdre

19 Jun 1967

Wg Cdr H S Carver MVO

 2 Sep 1969

Wg Cdr R K Hepburn

23 Aug 1971

Wg Cdr John B Fitzpatrick; later AM

18 Dec 1972

Wg Cdr K I Watson

xx Jun 1975

Wg Cdr A T Atkinson

xx Jun 1977

Wg Cdr R Sweatman

xx May 1979

Wg Cdr I O Junor

19 Jun 1981

Wg Cdr Nicholas I Hamilton; later A/Cdre

No 36 Squadron

 1 Feb 1916

Capt R O Abercromby

26 Apr 1916

Maj Charles S Burnett; later ACM

26 Oct 1916

Maj A C E Marsh

22 Jan 1917

Maj John H S Tyssen MC; later AVM

 1 Jan 1918

Maj S W Price MC

26 Jul 1918

Maj W J Tempest DSO MC

16 Jan 1919

?

13 Jun 1919

DB

 2 Jul 1928

Sqn Ldr Athol W Mylne; later A/Cdre

23 Sep 1932

Sqn Ldr Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury DFC, AFC; later AVM

xx Sep 1935

Sqn Ldr A H Paull

13 Oct 1935

Sqn Ldr Edward D H Davies; later A/Cdre

 1 Aug 1936

Sqn Ldr George B Beardsworth; later AVM

 1 Oct 1938

Sqn Ldr R L Wallace

xx Dec 1939

Sqn Ldr D S E Vines

xx Feb 1941

Sqn Ldr R C Gaskell

xx Nov 1941

Sqn Ldr G F Witney

xx Oct 1942

Fg Off T S Percival

xx Dec 1942

Flt Lt Desmond E Hawkins DFC; later AVM

xx Jan 1943

Wg Cdr K J Mellor DFC

xx May 1943

Wg Cdr E K Piercy

xx Sep 1943

Wg Cdr D P Marvin

xx Jun 1944

Sqn Ldr G Williams

 4 Jun 1945

DB

 1 Oct 1946

Names from this period have not yet been found

15 Oct 1947

DB

 1 Jul 1953

Sqn Ldr P R Godly

xx Aug 1955

Wg Cdr D A Lindsay OBE, DFC

xx Jan 1957

Sqn Ldr C L Roy DSO

xx Feb 1957

Sqn Ldr D D Pearce

xx Sep 1958

Wg Cdr L W Green DFC

xx Jun 1960

Wg Cdr L F Wolsey

xx Dec 1962

Wg Cdr R J Wilson

xx Oct 1964

Wg Cdr D J Dodimead

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr J D Payling

xx xxx 1966

Names from this period have not yet been found

xx Oct 1969

Wg Cdr G H Gilbert

xx Sep 1971

Wg Cdr R McN Brown

xx Aug 1973

Wg Cdr R A Miller

 3 Nov 1975

DB

No 37 Squadron

15 Apr 1916

?

20 May 1916

DB

15 Sep 1916

Maj W B Hargrave

 1 Nov 1917

Maj F W Honnett

xx Feb 1919

Maj J Sowery

xx Jun 1919

Maj Phillip Babington MC; later AM

 1 Jul 1919

DB

26 Apr 1937

Wg Cdr H V Drew

26 May 1938

Wg Cdr Francis J Fogarty DFC, AFC; later ACM

xx Jun 1940

Wg Cdr Walter H Merton; later ACM

xx Jan 1941

Names from this period have not yet been found

 1 Apr 1947

DB

14 Sep 1947

Names from this period have not yet been found

xx Sep 1967

DB

No 38 Squadron

 1 Apr 1916

Capt G B Rickards

14 Jul 1916

Capt Arthur T Harris; later MRAF

15 Sep 1916

Maj The Hon. L J E Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes

18 Jul 1917

Maj C C Wigram

20 Oct 1918

Maj Robert D Oxland; later AVM

17 Jan 1919

Maj W E Collison

 7 Feb 1919

Capt G T Wix

 4 Jul 1919

DB

16 Sep 1935

Sqn Ldr Stanley M Park

 4 Mar 1937

Sqn Ldr Walter J M Akerman; later AVM

18 May 1937

Wg Cdr J Cottle

3 Jun 1937

Sqn Ldr Walter J M Akerman; later AVM

29 Jun 1937

Sqn Ldr Walter H Merton; later ACM

 5 Aug 1937

Sqn Ldr Edwin S Goodwin AFC; later AVM

15 Jan 1939

Sqn Ldr M W Bukley

 8 Feb 1939

Wg Cdr Cyril D Adams; later A/Cdre

 30 Nov 1939

Wg Cdr J E W Bowles, DFC

 2 Aug 1940

Wg Cdr W P J Thompson, DFC

 1 May 1941

Wg Cdr R J Goswell DFC

21 Oct 1941

Wg Cdr John H Chaplin DSO; later A/Cdre

 8 Jun 1942

Wg Cdr C V J Pratt

15 Dec 1942

Wg Cdr B C Merharg

 1 Jul 1943

Wg Cdr F R Worthington

31 Jul 1943

Wg Cdr W W T Ritchie AFC

25 Jan 1944

Wg Cdr W Appleby-Brown DFC

25 Jan 1945

Wg Cdr R R Barker DSO, AFC

 4 May 1945

Wg Cdr John H Simpson  DFC; later A/Cdre

12 Jul 1946

Wg Cdr K M M Wasse AFC

24 Jan 1947

Sqn Ldr Porter

18 Mar 1947

Wg Cdr V C Barling OBE

15 Sep 1947

Sqn Ldr W G K Gorrie DFC

21 Sep 1948

Sqn Ldr A D Lambert DFC

20 Sep 1949

Sqn Ldr W J O Coleman DFC

 9 May 1952

Sqn Ldr E D T Norman

23 Sep 1954

Sqn Ldr J B McWilliams

17 Jan 1955

Wg Cdr Desmond E Hawkins DFC*; later AVM

 1 Oct 1955

Wg Cdr Wg Cdr H M S Green

28 Apr 1958

Wg Cdr J R Saunders

20 Aug 1960

Wg Cdr A W Harding MBE, AFC

14 May 1963

Wg Cdr I Thomas OBE, DFC

xx xxx 1965

Wg Cdr M O Bergh

31 Mar 1967

DB

No 39 Squadron

19 Apr 1916

Maj Thomas C R Higgins; later A/Cdre

13 Jun 1916

Maj W C H Mansfield

27 Jun 1916

Maj A H Morton MC

20 Mar 1917

Maj R G H Murray MC

 7 Jul 1917

Maj J C Halahan

 9 Aug 1917

Maj W H D Acland MC 

20 Nov 1917

Maj G Allen

24 Apr 1918

Maj W T F Holland

16 Nov 1918

DB

 1 Jul 1919

Sqn Ldr Phillip Babington; later AM

 1 Apr 1921

Sqn Ldr Thomas S Impey

 1 Apr 1921

Sqn Ldr Arthur A B Thomson MC, AFC; later A/Cdre

 8 Feb 1923

Sqn Ldr John T Whittaker MC

26 Jan 1925

Sqn Ldr Hugh V Champion de Crepigny MC, DFC; later AVM

 4 Apr 1930

Sqn Ldr Stafford B Harris DFC, AFC

10 Mar 1933

Sqn Ldr Stuart D Culley DSO

 1 Nov 1935

Sqn Ldr J H Butler

 7 Mar 1937

Sqn Ldr S H V Harris

 9 Dec 1938

Sqn Ldr A F McKenna

xx xxx 1939

Wg Cdr Brookes

 2 Aug 1939

Sqn Ldr A McD Bowman DFC

 4 Sep 1941

Wg Cdr R B Cox

17 Dec 1941

Wg Cdr A I Mason DFC

xx Aug 1942

Wg Cdr R P M Gibbs DSO, DFC

11 Sep 1942

Wg Cdr M L Gaine AFC

12 Jun 1943

Wg Cdr N B Harvey

19 Jun 1944

Wg Cdr A R De L Innis DFC

 1 Mar 1945

Wg Cdr D Griffiths DFC

23 Mar 1946

Wg Cdr C J O'Donovan

30 Jun 1948

Sqn Ldr Alasdair McK S Steedman, DFC; later ACM

21 Apr 1949

Sqn Ldr R D Doleman DSO, DFC

25 Oct 1951

Sqn Ldr J C Coghill DSO, DFC

xx Feb 1954

Sqn Ldr J J O'Meara DSO, DFC

xx Oct 1956

Sqn Ldr A J Owen DFC, DFM

30 Jun 1958

DB

xx Jul 1958

Wg Cdr V C Woodward DFC

xx Aug 1959

Wg Cdr Ruthven L Wade DFC; later ACM

xx Dec 1960

Wg Cdr W L McD Scott

xx Dec 1962

Wg Cdr F G Agnew AFC

xx Jun 1965

Wg Cdr Hugh A Caillard; later AVM

xx Mar 1967

Wg Cdr T P O'Brien

xx Jun 1967

Wg Cdr A MclCobban

xx Jun 1969

Wg Cdr Colin H Foale; later A/Cdre

xx Apr 1971

Wg Cdr Cdr T P O'Brien

xx Apr 1973

Wg Cdr F Allen

xx Jun 1975

Wg Cdr Barry Higgs; later AVM

xx Dec 1977

Wg Cdr L S Frame

xx Dec 1979

Wg Cdr A R P Phipps

 6 Nov 1981

Wg Cdr C Adams AFC

xx Jun 1982

DB

xx xxx xxxx

Names from this period have not yet been found

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr C Mitchell

28 Jul 2006

DB

 1 Jan 2007

Wg Cdr A Jeffrey

xx xxx 2009

Wg Cdr J Ball

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr A Bird

xx xxx 2012

Wg Cdr T Burke

No 40 Squadron

26 Feb 1916

Capt R G Howard

15 Mar 1916

Maj R Loraine MC

12 Feb 1917

Maj L A Tilney MC

 9 Mar 1918

Capt G H Lewis

15 Mar 1918

Maj R S Dallas DSO MC

 1 Jun 1918

Capt I P R Napier

 3 Jun 1918

Maj A W Keen MC

15 Aug 1918

Capt J L Middleton

16 Aug 1918

Capt I P R Napier

20 Aug 1918

Maj R J O Compston DSC, DFC

13 Feb 1919

Capt R L Chidlaw-Roberts

 4 Jul 1919

DB

 1 Apr 1931

Sqn Ldr Malcolm L Taylor AFC; later AVM

 1 Apr 1934

Sqn Ldr Edward I Bussell; later A/Cdre

 6 Aug  1935

Sqn Ldr Arthur P Ledger MBE; later AVM

18 Dec 1936

Sqn Ldr A H H MacDonald

 7 Feb 1938

Sqn Ldr H C Parker

 7 Feb 1939

Sqn Ldr E C Barlow (Wg Cdr fron Apr 1939)

4 Jun 1940

Wg Cdr D Barnett

23 Dec 1940

Wg Cdr E J Davy

23 Aug 1941

Wg Cdr L J Stickley DFC (ME Echelon from Oct 1941)

xx Oct 1941

Sqn Ldr Pretty [Temp] (Home Echelon)

26 Nov 1941

Wg Cdr P G R Heath (Home Echelon)

24 Mar 1942

DB

30 Apr 1942

Wg Cdr R E Ridgway

21 Dec 1942

Wg Cdr J E S Morton

31 Mar 1943

Wg Cdr D R Bagnall DFC

19 Feb 1944

Wg Cdr  J E Kirwan DFC

xx xxx 1944

Sqn Ldr C Mervyn-Jones DFC [Temp] (until 12 Aug 1944)

31 Jan 1945

Wg Cdr P N Smith DFC

 6 Feb 1946

Wg Cdr G A Mills

 5 Sep 1946

Sqn Ldr J D Melrose DFC

 1 Apr 1947

DB

 1 Dec 1947

Sqn Ldr W Beringer

xx Mar 1948

Sqn Ldr B G Meharg AFC

15 Mar 1950

DB

28 Oct 1953

Sqn Ldr K B Rogers DFC AFC

xx May 1956

Sqn Ldr E L Wallane

 1 Feb 1957

DB

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