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Squadron Commanding Officers, Nos 41 - 60 Squadrons


[41 Sqn | 42 Sqn | 43 Sqn | 44 Sqn | 45 Sqn | 46 Sqn | 47 Sqn | 48 Sqn | 49 Sqn | 50 Sqn | 51 Sqn | 52 Sqn | 53 Sqn | 54 Sqn | 55 Sqn | 56 Sqn | 57 Sqn | 58 Sqn | 59 Sqn | 60 Sqn]

No 41 Squadron

20 Jul 1916

Maj J H A Landon DSO OBE

3 Aug 1917

Maj F J Powell OBE

9 Feb 1918

Maj G H Bowman DSO DFC MC*

31 Dec 1919

DB

1 Apr 1923

Sqn Ldr B E Smythies DFC

1 Oct 1923

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

15 Apr 1924

Sqn Ldr G W Murlis-Green DSO*, MC**

8 Feb 1926

Sqn Ldr F Sowrey DSO MC AFC

1 Sep 1928

Sqn Ldr R S Aitken MC AFC

6 Feb 1930

Sqn Ldr Patrick Huskinson MC*; later A/Cdre

24 Oct 1931

Sqn Ldr Stanley F Vincent DFC, AFC; later AVM

1 May 1933

Sqn Ldr John A Boret MC, AFC; later AVM

4 Mar 1937

Sqn Ldr J S L Adams

28 Aug 1939

Sqn Ldr G A G Johnston

23 Oct 1939 Sqn Ldr Charles G Lott; later AVM

22 Apr 1940

Sqn Ldr H R L Hood DFC

8 Sep 1940

Sqn Ldr R C F Lister

14 Sep 1940

Sqn Ldr D O Finlay DFC, AFC

9 Aug 1941

Sqn Ldr L M Gaunce DFC

20 Nov 1941

Sqn Ldr P H Hugo DSO, DFC**

12 Apr 1942

Sqn Ldr J C Fee

28 Jul 1942

Sqn Ldr G C Hyde

3 Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr T F Neil DFC*, AFC

25 Jul 1943

Sqn Ldr B Ingham DFC

20 Nov 1943

Sqn Ldr I G S Matthew DFC

26 Jan 1944

Sqn Ldr G A Glen DFC*

28 May 1944

Sqn Ldr R H Chapman

28 Aug 1944

Sqn Ldr D I Benham DFC AFC

8 Apr 1945

Sqn Ldr J B Shepherd DFC**

28 Jan 1946

Sqn Ldr H Ambrose DFC*

1 Apr 1946

Sqn Ldr P W Lovell

20 Jan 1948

Sqn Ldr W Hoy DFC, AFC

13 Oct 1948

Sqn Ldr H H Moon

xx Nov 1949

Sqn Ldr J Wallace DSO, DFC

19 Mar 1951

Sqn Ldr R B Hesselyn MBE, DFC, DFM*

30 Apr 1951

Sqn Ldr A F Osborne DFC

xx Jul 1951

Sqn Ldr John Miller DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre

xx Jun 1953

Sqn Ldr Maxwell Scannell DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre

xx Sep 1955

Sqn Ldr J Castagnola DSO, DFC*

1 Feb 1958

Wg Cdr J W J Leggett QCVSA

xx Oct 1959

Wg Cdr D W Hutchinson-Smith AFC

xx Dec 1961

Wg Cdr J F Pinnington

1 Sep 1965

Wg Cdr  W Kent AFC

xx Jan 1966

Wg Cdr H E Angell DFC

xx Aug 1968

Wg Cdr G H Dodd

1 Apr 1972

Wg Cdr Brian J Lemon MBE, AFC; later A/Cdre

xx Mar 1974

Wg Cdr Peter D L Gover MBE, AFC, BSc; later A/Cdre

xx Oct 1976

Wg Cdr Charles J Thomson AFC; later ACM

4 Dec 1978

Wg Cdr  C Granville-White

xx Mar 1982

Wg Cdr H H Moses

xx Nov 1984

Wg Cdr  David K Norriss QCVSA; later A/Cdre

xx Mar 1987

Wg Cdr D H Milne-Smith

xx Sep 1989

Wg Cdr G W Pixton DFC, AFC

xx Mar 1992

Wg Cdr D S Griggs AFC, BA

xx Oct 1994

Wg Cdr Christopher N Harper; later AM

xx Jan 1997

Wg Cdr J P Maloney

xx Aug 1999

Wg Cdr Graham A Wright BSc; later A/Cdre

xx Mar 2002

Wg Cdr Mark W G Hopkins MBE, MA, MSc; later A/Cdre

xx Sep 2004

Wg Cdr R M J MacCormac MA

1 Apr 2006

Wg Cdr Gary M Waterfall; later AVM

8 Jun 2007

Wg Cdr A M Myers MBE, MA

xx Nov 2009

Wg Cdr R A Davies MA

6 Jun 2012

Wg Cdr M O Rodden

5 Dec 2014

Wg Cdr S Berry MBE, MEng

No 42 Squadron

1 Jun 1916

Maj J K Kinnear MC

16 Nov 1917

Maj K T Dowding

18 Jan 1918

Maj R G Gould MC

17 Apr 1918

Maj Henry J F Hunter MC; later A/Cdre

xx Nov 1918

Capt W Ledlie

xx Dec 1918

Maj G H B McCall

xx Feb 1919

Capt W Ledlie

26 Jun 1919

DB

14 Dec 1936

Flt Lt W G Campbell

 9 Apr 1937

Sqn Ldr Graham C Bladon; later A/Cdre

23 Nov 1938

Sqn Ldr Horace Waring ; later A/Cdre

xx Dec 1940

Sqn Ldr Roy Faville; later AVM

xx Oct 1941

Wg Cdr Gibson

xx Jan 1942

Wg Cdr M F D Williams

xx Apr 1942

Sqn Ldr W H Cliff DSO

xx May 1942

Wg Cdr M McLoughlin

xx Feb 1943 Wg Cdr R L Carr
xx Jun 1943 Wg Cdr C A Webster

xx Oct 1943

Sqn Ldr G May DFC

xx Sep 1944

Sqn Ldr J G Fogg DFC

xx Feb 1945

Sqn Ldr R E Stout

xx Jul 1945

Sqn Ldr W M Souter

30 Dec1945

DB

 1 Oct 1946

Sqn Ldr D T M Lumsden

xx Feb 1947

Wg Cdr A Gadd DFC

xx Sep 1947

Sqn Ldr R S Hyland DFC, AFC

xx Jun 1952

Sqn Ldr Denys H Sutton later A/Cdre

xx Jul 1954

Sqn Ldr N  H Wilson

xx Jun 1955

Wg Cdr E Donovan DFC

xx Aug 1957

Wg Cdr Thomas P Seymour: later A/Cdre

xx Oct 1957

Wg Cdr Basil W Parsons DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre

xx Nov 1959

Wg Cdr J R Ramsden AFC

xx Nov 1961

Wg Cdr H Mansell

xx Feb 1964

Wg Cdr R A Carson MC, AFC

xx Nov 1965

Wg Cdr D O Parry Davies

xx Nov 1967

Wg Cdr J A Ryan

xx Dec 1969

Wg Cdr B W Lofthouse

xx Aug 1972

Wg Cdr Derek W Hann; later AVM

xx Sep 1974

Wg Cdr T H Watson

xx Jul 1976

Wg Cdr Alan G Hicks; later A/Cdre

xx Jan 1978

Wg Cdr D R Green

xx Jan 1982

Wg Cdr D L Bough

xx xxx xxxx

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

xx xxx 1990

Wg Cdr Robert W Joseph; later A/Cdre

xx xxx 1994

Wg Cdr C J Lawrence

xx xxx 2004

Wg Cdr T Bennington

No 43 Squadron

15 Apr 1916

Maj W Sholto Douglas MC; later MRAF

 7 May 1917

Maj A S W Dore DSO MC

24 Nov 1917

Maj C C Miles MC

xx Jan 1919

Maj R S Lucy

xx Jun 1919

Maj A W C Parr

xx Aug 1919

Maj Arthur J Capel; later AVM

31 Dec 1919

DB

 1 Jul 1925

Sqn Ldr Arthur F Brooks

25 Dec 1927

Sqn Ldr Cyril N Lowe MC, DFC

13 Nov 1930

Sqn Ldr Leonard H Slatter OBE, DSC, DFC; later AM

13 Jun 1932

Sqn Ldr Robert H Hanmer

xx Oct 1934

Sqn Ldr F Wright

15 Apr 1935

Sqn Ldr Arthur M Wray MC, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre

xx Jan 1936

Sqn Ldr Bryan V Reynolds; later AM

xx Aug 1936

Flt Lt R I G Macdougall

10 Dec 1936

Sqn Ldr R E Bain

xx Oct 1939

Sqn Ldr Charles G Lott DSO; later AVM

xx Jul 1940

Sqn Ldr J V Badger DFC

xx Sep 1940

Sqn Ldr C B Hull

xx Sep 1940

Sqn Ldr T F D Morgan

xx Jan 1942

Sqn Ldr Le Roy du Vivier DFC

xx Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr M Rook

xx Aug 1943

Sqn Ldr E Horbaczewski

xx Oct 1943

Sqn Ldr P Parrott

xx Mar 1944

Sqn Ldr P B Laing-Meason

xx Jun 1944

Sqn Ldr A H Jupp

xx Mar 1945

Sqn Ldr J A Hemmingway DFC

xx Dec 1945

Sqn Ldr L W Seal

xx Mar 1946

Sqn Ldr C F Ambrose

xx Feb 1949

Sqn Ldr D L Harvey

xx Feb 1949

Sqn Ldr P R W Wickham

x Dec 1949

Sqn Ldr H R Allen

xx Feb 1952

Sqn Ldr E M Higson

xx Jan 1953

Sqn Ldr R Lelong

xx Aug 1955

Maj R O Roberts USAF

xx Jun 1957

Sqn Ldr John F Langer; later A/Cdre

xx Jul 1959

Sqn Ldr David McL Scrimgeour; later A/Cdre

xx Jul 1961

Sqn Ldr Peter G Peacock; later A/Cdre

xx Oct 1963

Sqn Ldr P H Champniss

xx Oct 1965

Sqn Ldr Harry Davidson; later A/Cdre

xx Jul 1967

Sqn Ldr T Thornton

xx Jul 1969

Wg Cdr  I R Martin AFC

xx Jul 1971

Wg Cdr  J J R Cohu

xx Dec 1973

Wg Cdr  K F Beck

xx Dec 1975

Wg Cdr  Roger H Palin; later ACM

xx May 1978

Wg Cdr  Ian A D McBride; later A/Cdre

xx Dec 1980

Wg Cdr  H A W Drew AFC

xx Aug 1983

Wg Cdr  Anthony J C Bagnall OBE; later ACM

xx Mar 1985

Wg Cdr  A R C Winkles

xx Aug 1987

Wg Cdr  J P Brady

xx Aug 1989

Wg Cdr A D Moir OBE

xx May 1992

Wg Cdr  M Godfrey

xx Aug 1994

Wg Cdr  P D Legg

xx Jan 1997

Gp Capt Simon Bryant; later ACM

xx Sep 1999

Gp Capt Michael P Colley; later AVM

xx Dec 2001

Wg Cdr  Richard J C Powell; later A/Cdre

xx Jun 2004

Wg Cdr  P J Beach MBE

xx Aug 2006

Wg Cdr  S R Notman

xx Apr 2008

Wg Cdr  D J Hazell

xx Jul 2009

DB

No 44 Squadron

15 Apr 1916

?

22 May 1916

DB

24 Jul 1917

Maj T O’B Hubbard MC

29 Aug 1917

Maj G W Murlis-Green DSO MC

11 Jun 1918

Maj Arthur T Harris AFC; later MRAF

19 Dec 1918

Maj T F N Gerrard

xx Mar 1919

Maj Christopher J Q Brand DSO, MC; later AVM

31 Dec 1919

DB

26 Apr 1937

Sqn Ldr J A Tindall

 3 Sep 1939

Wg Cdr John N Boothman AFC; later ACM

 8 Dec 1939

Wg Cdr Walter J M Akerman; later AVM

12 Mar 1940

Wg Cdr D W Reid

20 Mar 1941

Wg Cdr S T Misselbrook DSO

19 Dec 1941

Wg Cdr R A B Learoyd VC

 8 May 1942

Wg Cdr P W Lynch-Blosse DFC

10 May 1942

Wg Cdr K P Smales DSO, DFC

 1 Feb 1943

Wg Cdr J D Nettleton VC

15 Jul 1943

Wg Cdr E A Williamson

 1 Aug 1943

Wg Cdr R L Bowes

 3 Feb 1944

Wg Cdr Francis W Thompson DSO, DFC; later A/Cdre

 9 Nov 1944

Wg Cdr R A Newmarch

 1 Apr 1945

Wg Cdr S E Flett

xx xxx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found

16 Jul 1957

DB

10 Aug 1960

Wg Cdr L F Banks DFC, AFC

25 Oct 1960

Wg Cdr John A G Jackson DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre

 1 Aug 1962

Wg Cdr F R Lockyer

21 Oct 1964

Wg Cdr Michael A D'Arcy; later A/Cdre

27 Jun 1966

Wg Cdr V McNabney GM

19 Jul 1968

Wg Cdr W E Bliss

 7 Jul 1970

Wg Cdr M D Fenner

16 Jun 1972

Wg Cdr C M King

29 May 1974

Wg Cdr D Haller [Temp]

 6 Sep 1974

Wg Cdr D J Dawes

20 Sep 1976

Wg Cdr W A Mears

xx Aug 1978

Wg Cdr A C R Ingoldby

12 Jul 1980

Wg Cdr Simon A Baldwin MBE; later A/Cdre

21 Dec 1982

DB

No 45 Squadron

20 Mar 1916

Capt C E Ryan

27 Mar 1916

Maj L A Strange

24 Apr 1916

Maj W R Read MC

24 Apr 1917

Maj H A Van Ryneveld MC

18 Aug 1917

Capt Arthur T Harris; later MRAF

24 Aug 1917

Maj A M Vaucour MC* DFC (Killed in action on 16 Jul 1918)

16 Jul 1918

Capt R J Dawes DFC

23 Jul 1918

Capt N C Jones

28 Jul 1918

Capt J A Crook MC

21 Oct 1918

Maj A M Miller DSO

 3 Feb 1919

Capt J W Pinder DFC*

26 Sep 1919

?

31 Dec 1919

DB

 2 Apr 1921

Sqn Ldr E M Murray DSO, MC

20 Nov 1922

Sqn Ldr Arthur T Harris AFC; later MRAF

14 Oct 1924

Sqn Ldr Roderic M Hill MC, AFC; later ACM

25 Apr 1927

Sqn Ldr J K Summers MC

15 Nov 1928

Sqn Ldr Francis J Vincent DFC; later A/Cdre

13 Feb 1932

Sqn Ldr Hugh W L Saunders MC, DFC, MM; later ACM

14 Sep 1935

Sqn Ldr Allan R Churchman DFC; later A/Cdre

14 May 1937

Sqn Ldr N V Moreton

 1 Mar 1939

Sqn Ldr E B Webb

20 Apr 1940

Sqn Ldr J W Dallamore (killed in action)

2 Oct 1940

Flt Lt P P Troughton-Smith

 5 Nov 1940

Sqn Ldr V Ray

21 Mar 1941

Sqn Ldr J O Willis DFC

22 Nov 1941

Sqn Ldr F J Austin

26 Nov 1941

Wg Cdr C B B Wallis DFC

 1 Apr 1942

Wg Cdr A Hughes DFC

 5 Aug 1942

Fg Off D G Eve RAAF [Temp]

 3 Oct 1942

Fg Off N W Bayley RAAF [Temp]

 1 Nov 1942

Sqn Ldr A Traill

29 Jan 1944

Sqn Ldr D S Edwards

10 Feb 1944

Wg Cdr H C Stumm DFC, RAAF

13 May 1944

Sqn Ldr D S Edwards

28 May 1944

Wg Cdr R J Walker

25 Mar 1945

Sqn Ldr V S H Duclos

24 May 1945

Flt Lt H A Aykroyd

 3 Jul 1945

Wg Cdr J H Etherton DFC*

 6 Mar 1946

Sqn Ldr G O L Dyke DFC

25 Apr 1946

Wg Cdr F W Snell DFC*

13 May 1946

Sqn Ldr G O L Dyke DFC

 4 Jun 1946

Sqn Ldr E Springthorpe

28 Jun 1946

Sqn Ldr A J P Marvin

22 Nov 1946

Sqn Ldr G C O Key OBE, DFC

22 Sep 1947

Sqn Ldr B H D Foster DSO, DFC*

24 Nov 1947

Sqn Ldr Frank L Dodd DSO, DFC, AFC**; later AVM

26 Jun 1948

Flt Lt K W Dalton-Golding

23 Jul 1948

Sqn Ldr Edward D Crew DSO, DFC*; later A/Cdre

13 Feb 1950

Sqn Ldr A C Blythe DFC

27 Aug 1951

Sqn Ldr Ian S Stockwell DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre

15 Dec 1953

Sqn Ldr V K Jacobs

 6 Jan 1956

Flt Lt R L Maslan

 1 Feb 1956

Sqn Ldr Geoffrey S Cooper; later A/Cdre

18 Nov 1957

Sqn Ldr C C Blount MVO

26 May 1960

Sqn Ldr J W Valentine

27 Nov 1961

Sqn Ldr M J Dawson

17 Dec 1962

Sqn Ldr J B Carruthers

22 Apr 1965

Sqn Ldr Anthony G Skingsley; later ACM

 7 Nov 1967

Sqn Ldr W J A Innes

18 Feb 1970

DB

 1 Aug 1972

Sqn Ldr W T Willman

11 Aug 1972

Sqn Ldr M E Kerr

16 Oct 1972

Wg Cdr T A Hastings

24 Aug 1974

Sqn Ldr Michael J Gibson BSc; later AVM

26 Jul 1976

DB

 1 Jan 1984

Wg Cdr D A Griffiths AFC

 9 Nov 1984

Wg Cdr Gordon L McRobbie; later A/Cdre

28 Nov 1986

Wg Cdr A V B Hawken AFC

19 Jul 1989

Wg Cdr Malcolm Prissick; later A/Cdre

31 Jan 1992

Wg Cdr Alan T Hudson OBE, BSc; later A/Cdre

31 Mar 1992

DB

 1 Jul 1992

Sqn Ldr D Piper

8 May 1996

Sqn Ldr G Griffin                

8 May 1998

Sqn Ldr R C Wigham BSc

19 Jul 2000

Sqn Ldr A Mullen              

4 Nov 2002

Sqn Ldr R S Price                   

31 Jan 2005

Sqn Ldr J D R Bowland BSc 

23 Apr 2007

Sqn Ldr J Reece MEng

 1 Nov 2009

Sqn Ldr T Avery BEng

16 Dec 2011

Wg Cdr R I Berry BSc

 3 Mar 2014 Wg Cdr D W J Catlow

 

No 46 Squadron

19 Apr 1916

Maj G E Todd

16 May 1916

Maj E L Conran

26 May 1916

Maj L Dawes

14 Jul 1916

Maj Phillip Babington MC; later AM

 5 Dec 1917

Maj R H S Mealing

25 Jul 1918

Maj A H O’Hara-Wood

 5 Oct 1918

Maj G Allen

xx Feb 1919

?

31 Dec 1919

DB

xx Sep 1936

Sqn Ldr M F Calder

xx Jun 1937

Sqn Ldr P R Barwell DFC

xx Oct 1939

Sqn Ldr Kenneth B B Cross DFC; later ACM

xx Jun 1940

Sqn Ldr J R Maclachlan

xx Oct 1940

Sqn Ldr A R Collins

31 Oct 1940

Sqn Ldr L M Gaunce DFC

 1 Dec 1940

Sqn Ldr A C Rabagliati DFC

xx May 1942

Sqn Ldr J A A Reid

xx Jul 1942

Wg Cdr G A Reid

xx Oct 1943

Wg Cdr T P K Scade

xx Jun 1944

Wg Cdr R W Dennison

xx Aug 1944

Sqn Ldr G E Robertson [Temp]

xx Nov 1944

Wg Cdr R W Dennison

xx Jan 1945

Wg Cdr B A Coventry

xx Dec 1945

Wg Cdr S G Baggott

xx Mar 1946

Wg Cdr G Dutton

xx Jul 1946

Wg Cdr G Burges

xx Oct 1947

Sqn Ldr E Moody

xx Apr 1948

Sqn Ldr A G Salter

xx Aug 1949

Sqn Ldr A Reece

20 Feb 1950

DB

xx Aug 1954

Sqn Ldr D F C Ross

xx Mar 1955

Wg Cdr F E W Birchfield OBE, DFC

xx Jun 1956

Wg Cdr Harold E White DFC**, AFC; later A/Cdre

xx May 1958

Wg Cdr Frederick B Sowrey AFC; later AM

xx Jun 1960

Wg Cdr D B Wills DFC

Xx Jun 1961

DB

xx Sep 1966

Sqn Ldr Michael J Rayson later A/Cdre

xx Dec 1967

Sqn Ldr J B Gratton

xx Jan 1970

Sqn Ldr David O Crwys-Williams; later A/Cdre

xx Feb 1971

Wg Cdr F A Mallett

xx Apr 1973

Wg Cdr J A Scambler

xx Mar 1975

Wg Cdr S Hitchen

No 47 Squadron

13 Mar 1916

Maj F G Small

11 Aug 1916

Maj C C Wigram

20 Dec 1916

Maj F F Minchin DSO MC

13 Mar 1918

Maj G D Gardner MC 

 6 Jun 1918

Capt B E Berrington

 1 Aug 1918

Maj F A Bates MC

 5 Jan 1919

Capt F W Hudson

11 Jul 1919

Maj Raymond Collishaw  DSO, OBE, DSC, DFC; later AVM

20 Oct 1919

to Russian administration

 1 Feb 1920

Sqn Ldr George R M Reid DSO, MC; later AVM

16 Dec 1920

Sqn Ldr Kenneth C Buss; later A/Cdre

13 Mar 1922

Sqn Ldr Malcolm Henderson DSO; later AVM

22 Sep 1925

Sqn Ldr Reginald S Maxwell MC, DFC

15 Sep 1927

Sqn Ldr Claude R Cox AFC; later A/Cdre

21 Jan 1930

Sqn Ldr Ernest L Howard-Williams MC; later A/Cdre

 4 Mar 1932

Sqn Ldr Andrew MacGregor MBE, DFC; later AVM

27 Oct 1934

Sqn Ldr Gerald E Gibbs MC, later AM

15 Sep 1935

Sqn Ldr Alan P Ritchie AFC; later AVM

16 Aug 1937

Sqn Ldr Geoffrey D Stephenson; later AVM

11 Jan 1939

Sqn Ldr J D A Keary

xx xxx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found

xx Nov 1941

Sqn Ldr E B Grace

xx Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr R L B Carr

xx Oct 1942

Wg Cdr R A Sprague DFC

xx Dec 1942

Wg Cdr D E Bennett

xx May 1943

Wg Cdr A M Taylor DFC

xx Jul 1943

Wg Cdr J A Lee-Evans DFC

xx Nov 1943

Wg Cdr W D L Filson-Young DFC

xx May 1945

Flt Lt J H Etherington DFC

xx Jun 1945

Wg Cdr V S H Duclos

xx Oct 1945

Wg Cdr G H Melville-Jackson DFC

21 Jan 1946

DB

 1 Sep 1946

Wg Cdr W H Ingle DFC

xx Jun 1947

Sqn Ldr W P Peters DFC, AFC

xx Oct 1948

Sqn Ldr P J S Finlayson AFC

xx Nov 1949

Sqn Ldr W J McLean DSO, DFC, AFC

xx Mar 1951

Sqn Ldr R C Wood

xx Oct 1952

Sqn Ldr E W Merrington MBE, DFM

xx Oct 1954

Sqn Ldr D P Boulnois

xx Aug 1956

Sqn Ldr A St J Price

xx Sep 1957

Sqn Ldr G S Taylor

xx Jul 1959

Wg Cdr V H Hemming MBE

xx Aug 1961

Wg Cdr J J Barr

xx Jul 1963

Wg Cdr E W Cropper

xx Oct 1964

Wg Cdr D H Chandler OBE

xx Feb 1968

Wg Cdr ?

xx May 1970

Wg Cdr J E Hannah

29 Nov 1974

Wg Cdr Joseph Hardstaff; later A/Cdre

xx Apr 1978

Wg Cdr R L Fitzpatrick

xx xxx xxxx

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

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr G Cook (2006)

No 48 Squadron

15 Apr 1916

Maj L Parker

10 Nov 1916

Maj R A Bradley

25 Dec 1916

Maj A C Wright

17 Mar 1917

Maj A V Bettington

18 Aug 1917

Maj H S Shield MC

10 Apr 1918

Maj Keith R Park MC; later ACM

16 Nov 1918

Maj F W Stent

xx Mar 1919

?

27 Nov 1919

Sqn Ldr Paul C Maltby DSO, AFC later AVM?

 1 Apr 1920

redesignated No 5 Sqn

25 Nov 1935

Flt Lt A H Love

27 Jan 1936

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

 1 Sep 1938

Wg Cdr J L Findlay RNZAF

xx Nov 1940

Sqn Ldr R H Harris

xx May 1941

Wg Cdr Charles Broughton; later AM

xx Mar 1942

Wg Cdr A de V Leach

xx Jul 1942

Wg Cdr D J Devitt

xx Sep 1943

Wg Cdr T F U Lang AFc

xx Jul 1944

Wg Cdr J A Sproule

xx Sep 1944

Wg Cdr M Hallam DFC

xx Feb 1945

Wg Cdr P D Squires DFC

xx Feb 1946

Wg Cdr T M Buchanan

xx Oct 1947

Sqn Ldr  T R N Wheatley-Smith

xx Feb 1948

Sqn Ldr R C Wood

xx Feb 1949

Sqn Ldr J R St John DSO, DFC

xx Feb 1950

Sqn Ldr T H T Forshaw

xx Apr 1953

Sqn Ldr B V Kerwin

xx Sep 1955

Sqn Ldr L Hague

xx Feb 1958

Sqn Ldr K H Miles AFC

xx Sep 1960

Sqn Ldr J L Gilbert DFC

xx Oct 1962

Sqn Ldr W J P Straker AFC

xx Jun 1965

Sqn Ldr J M Crowley AFC

31 Mar 1967

DB

 2 Oct 1967

Wg Cdr F M Taplin

xx xxx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found

 7 Jan 1976

DB

No 49 Squadron

15 Apr 1917

Maj Arthur S Barratt MC; later ACM

 9 Nov 1917

Maj B H Turner

25 Feb 1918

Maj J R Gould

30 May 1918

Maj B S Benning

 7 Feb 1919

Maj John C Quinnell; later A/Cdre

18 Jul 1919

DB

10 Feb 1936

Flt Lt J R Cunningham

 6 Jul 1936

Sqn Ldr W E Dipple

15 Nov 1937

Sqn Ldr P McG Watt

27 Feb 1939

Wg Cdr John S Chick MC, AFC; later A/Cdre

 1 Dec 1939

Wg Cdr Walter C Sheen; later AVM

 8 Apr 1940

Wg Cdr J W Gillan DFC, AFC

22 Dec 1940

Wg Cdr J N Jefferson

17 Jul 1941

Wg Cdr R D Stubbs DFC

14 May 1942

Wg Cdr L C Slee DSO, AFC

 5 Apr 1943

Wg Cdr P W Johnson DFC, AFC

 1 Oct 1943

Wg Cdr Alexander A Adams; later AVM

 1 May 1944

Wg Cdr M Crocker DFC

23 Jun 1944

Wg Cdr L E Botting

12 Jun 1945

Wg Cdr D Balme

xx Aug 1945

Sqn Ldr A Sandison DFC

14 Nov 1945

Wg Cdr J H Irwin

 4 Dec 1945

Sqn Ldr A Sandison DFC

 5 Feb 1946

Names for this period have not yet been found

1 Aug 1955

DB

 1 May 1956

Sqn Ldr D Roberts DFC, AFc

xx Sep 1956

Wg Cdr K G Hubbard OBE, DFC

xx xxx 1958

Wg Cdr R W Payne AFC

xx xxx 1961

Wg Cdr Alan H Chamberlain AFC; later A/Cdre

xx xxx 1962

Wg Cdr John Langston later A/Cdre

xx xxx 1964

Wg Cdr D J Corbet

xx Mar 1965

Flt Lt B D Pettit

 1 May 1965

DB

No 50 Squadron

15 May 1916

Maj M G Christie DSO

23 Feb 1917

Maj A T Watson

16 Oct 1917

Maj A de B Brandon DSO MC

17 Aug 1918

Maj William Sowrey AFC; later A/Cdre

19 Dec 1918

Maj Arthur T Harris AFC; later MRAF

13 Jun 1919

DB

22 May 1937

Sqn Ldr R B Sutherland

11 Jul 1938

Sqn Ldr/Wg Cdr L Young

10 Apr 1940

Wg Cdr R T Taaffe OBE

12 Jun 1940

Wg Cdr N D Crockart

27 Jun 1940

Wg Cdr G W Golledge

16 Dec 1940

Wg Cdr George A Walker DSO, DFC; later ACM

26 Oct 1941

Wg Cdr R J Oxley DSO, DFC

20 Oct 1941

Wg Cdr W M Russell DFC

11 Aug 1943

Wg Cdr R Mcfarlane DSO, DFC

 6 Dec 1943

Wg Cdr F Pullen DFC

21 Jan 1944

Wg Cdr Anthony W Heward DFC*, AFC; later ACM

21 Jun 1944

Wg Cdr R T Frogley

11 Mar 1945

Wg Cdr J Flint DFC, GM, DFM

25 Jan 1946

Wg Cdr R M Coad AFC

xx May 1946

Wg Cdr G A V Kuyvett

xx May 47      

Sqn Ldr T W Rippingale DSO DFC

xx May 49      

Sqn Ldr A C Peach

31 Jan 1951

DB

15 Aug 1952

Reformed

xx Oct 1952

Sqn Ldr J S Owen

xx Jul 1954

Sqn Ldr G Hampton DFC

May 56           

Sqn Ldr G E Kerridge

Dec 56

Wg Cdr E P Landon DFC

 1 Oct 1959

DB

 1 Aug 1961

Wg Cdr B A Prmavesi

 1 Jul 1963

Wg Cdr William J Stacey later ACM

14 Jun 1965

Wg Cdr J F W Pembridge AFC

22 Jun 1967

Wg Cdr M G Bradley AFC

28 Jul 1969

Wg Cdr Graham T Smeaton; later A/Cdre

18 Dec 1970

Wg Cdr D W Loew

 9 Apr 1973

Wg Cdr A Parkes

 4 Jul 1975

Wg Cdr W Ward

 1 Jul 1977

Wg Cdr Nigel B Baldwin; later AVM

 9 Jul 1979

Wg Cdr Timothy Garden; later AM

25 Jun 1981

Wg Cdr Christopher P Lumb; later A/Cdre

30 Jun 1982

DB

No 51 Squadron

18 Jul 1916

Maj H Wyllie

11 Sep 1917

Maj F C Baker

23 Mar 1918

Maj H Wyllie

21 Aug 1918

Maj H L H Owen

13 Jun 1919

DB

29 Apr 1937

Sqn Ldr R C Wilson

23 Aug 1937

Wg Cdr K H R Elliot DSO

27 Feb 1939

Wg Cdr James Silvester; later A/Cdre

 5 Mar 1940

Wg Cdr A H Owen

 2 Oct 1940

Wg Cdr N F Brescon

16 Dec 1940

Wg Cdr J B Tait

13 Jan 1941

Wg Cdr R C Wilson

 9 May 1951

Wg Cdr Brian K Burnett; later ACM

15 Nov 1941

Wg Cdr P C Pickard DSO, DFC

18 May 1942

Wg Cdr J A H Tuck DSO

 8 Oct 1942

Wg Cdr A V Sawyer DFC

28 Apr 1943

Wg Cdr Alan D Frank DSO, DFC; later AVM

14 Nov 1943

Wg Cdr D S S Wilkerson DFC

 1 Feb 1944

Wg Cdr Richard C Ayling; later AVM

 1 Apr 1944

Wg Cdr C W M Ling

 8 Nov 1944

Wg Cdr H A R Holford

30 Apr 1945

Wg Cdr E F E Barnard

 3 Dec 1945

Wg Cdr D Iveson DSO, DFC

xx Sep 1946 Sqn Ldr G F A Skelton
xx Dec 1947 Sqn Ldr J Hurry DSO, DFC
xx Nov 1948 Sqn Ldr D R S Bevan-John
xx Nov 1949 Sqn Ldr W J A White

30 Oct 1950

DB

21 Aug 1958

Wg Cdr D S V Rake OBE, AFC

xx Sep 1960

Wg Cdr E M Sparrow SDFC

xx Aug 1962

Wg Cdr C K Cooke

xx Oct 1964

Wg Cdr G R Baxter

xx Jul 1966

Wg Cdr Peter D G Terry; later ACM

18 Oct 1968

Wg Cdr Richard C F Pierse; later AVM

xx Sep 1969

Wg Cdr B E Taylor AFC

xx Mar 1971

Wg Cdr Geoffrey J B Claridge; later A/Cdre

xx Dec 1972

Wg Cdr W H Bonner

20 Dec 1974

Wg Cdr Robert H Wood; later AVM

xx Mar 1977

Wg Cdr M Arnold

xx Sep 1979

Wg Cdr D H Barnes OBE

xx Oct 1981

Wg Cdr Brian N J Speed OBE; later A/Cdre

xx Sep 1983

Wg Cdr Ernest W Tyack MRAeS; later A/Cdre

xx Dec 1985

Wg Cdr Peter R Jeffers; later A/Cdre

xx Dec 1988

Wg Cdr Michael L Feenan MA; later A/Cdre

xx Mar 1991

Wg Cdr P M Blee

xx Sep 1993

Wg Cdr P J J Haines

xx May 1996

Wg Cdr B A Smith BA

xx xxx xxxx

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

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr D Paton

xx xxx 2001

Wg Cdr K Havelock

xx xxx 2004

Wg Cdr N Sharpe

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr G Crosby

xx xxx 2014?

Wg Cdr T Talbot

No 52 Squadron

15 May 1916

Maj R A Bradley

 8 Nov 1916

Maj L Parker

 7 Jan 1917

Maj Andre A Walser MC; later A/Cdre

10 Oct 1917

Maj A M Morison

xx Feb 1919

Reduced to Cadre

23 Oct 1919

DB

 3 May 1937

Sqn Ldr L C Bennett

 8 Apr 1940

DB

 1 Jul 1941

Plt Off F Kerr

xx Sep 1941

Flt Lt P Geary

xx Nov 1941

Flt Lt R B Whittington

xx Dec 1941

Sqn Ldr F L Newall

xx Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr K H O Young DFC

xx Feb 1943

Wg Cdr C D R McDonald

xx Feb 1944

Wg Cdr H S Grimsey

xx Jul 1944

Wg Cdr R E La F Wyatt

xx Feb 1945

Wg Cdr W H Barbery DFC, AFC

xx Mar 1945

Wg Cdr J T S Horsfall

xx Sep 1945

Wg Cdr K R Slater AFC

xx Jan 1947

Wg Cdr A R L Griffiths

xx Sep 1947

Wg Cdr P D Squires

xx Mar 1948

Wg Cdr B Smith DFC

xx Feb 1949

Wg Cdr V C Owen-Jones

xx Jun 1950

Wg Cdr E Baldwin DSO, DFC, DFM

xx Oct 1952

Wg Cdr S J Rawlins DFC

xx Apr 1955

Wg Cdr H D Archer DFC

xx Sep 1955

Wg Cdr E W Forwell DFC

xx Feb 1957

Wg Cdr D G F Palmer

xx Jul 1959

Wg Cdr S R Dixon

xx Mar 1960

Wg Cdr G Moss AFC

xx Jul 1962

Wg Cdr J H Elliott

xx Apr 1965

Wg Cdr D S White

xx Apr 1966

DB

xx Dec 1966

Wg Cdr B C Northwood

xx Jan 1969

Wg Cdr D M Higgs

31 Dec 1969

DB

No 53 Squadron

12 Jun 1916

Capt A Claude-Wright

 

14 Oct 1916

Maj C S Wynne-Eyton

 

20 Nov 1917

Maj G Henderson

 

19 Jan 1919

Capt George B A Baker MC; later AVM

 

 3 Feb 1919

Capt F H Davies

 

12 Feb 1919

Maj G B H McCall

 

xx Mar 1919

Capt John L Vachell MC; later A/Cdre

 

25 Oct 1919

DB

 

28 Jun 1937

Sqn Ldr A P C Hannay MC (Major, The Cameron Highlanders)

 

21 Apr 1937

Sqn Ldr W B Murray

 1 Jun 1940

Sqn Ldr E C T Edwards

 7 Sep 1940

Wg Cdr W B Murray DFc

19 Mar 1941

Wg Cdr George W P Grant  later A/Cdre

23 Feb 1942

Wg Cdr J R Leggate

 4 Feb 1943

Wg Cdr H R A Edwards AFC

30 Nov 1943

Wg Cdr R T F Gates AFC

21 Aug 1944

Wg Cdr N B Littlejohn

 8 Nov 1944

Wg Cdr A R Holmes RCAF

24 Jun 1945

Wg Cdr  D MacKenzie

17 Dec 1945

Wg Cdr A Frame

 1 Mar 1946

Wg Cdr Duncan F Hyland-Smith DFC, AFC; later AVM

 3 Jun 1946

Sqn Ldr S A Sharpe

13 Jun 1946

Flt Lt D H Phillips

15 Jun 1946

DB

 1 Dec 1946

Wg Cdr P Fleming

 8 Jul 1947

Wg Cdr G H Gatheral

11 Dec 1947

Sqn Ldr M B Cooper

 1 Jun 1948

Sqn Ldr P C Lemon DSO, DFC

xx Jul 1949

DB

 2 Aug 1949

Sqn Ldr J P Trant

12 May 1952

Sqn Ldr B H Worts

 1 Jun 1954

Sqn Ldr A B J Pearson AFC

 1 Jul 1956

Sqn Ldr A Brown AFC

3 Mar 1958

Sqn Ldr B W Taylor DFC

10 Aug 1960

Wg Cdr A A J Sanders SFC, AFC

16 Jul 1962

Wg Cdr E W Cropper

28 Jun 1963

DB

 1 Nov 1965

Wg Cdr Albert D A Honley AFC; later A/Cdre

 8 Jan 1968

Sqn Ldr M J Middlemist

27 May 1968

Wg Cdr James D Spottiswood later AVM

 1 May 1970

Wg Cdr N A D Nugent

12 Jun 1972

Wg Cdr M J Middlemist

30 Sep 1974

Wg Cdr C A Simpson AFC

14 Sep 1976

DB

No 54 Squadron

21 May 1916

Capt E E Clark

15 Jul 1916

Capt Arthur A B Thomson  MC; later A/Cdre

15 Aug 1916

Capt K K Horn

29 Nov 1917

Maj R S Maxwell MC

xx Feb 1919

Capt V S Bennett

25 Oct 1919

DB

15 Jan 1930

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

 7 Mar 1932

Sqn Ldr Sydney L G Pope DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre

 9 Jan 1933

Sqn Ldr Ivor M Rodney

 8 Oct 1933

Sqn Ldr George D Daly DFC; later AVM

xx Oct 1935

Plt Off C R G Lewis

 5 Feb 1936

Sqn Ldr John R Jones later A/Cdre

23 Aug 1936

Sqn Ldr Cecil A Bouchier OBE, DFC; later AVM

21 Mar 1938

Sqn Ldr Herbert M Pearson; later A/Cdre

xx May 1940

Sqn Ldr E A Douglas-Jones

xx May 1940

Sqn Ldr James A Leathart; later A/Cdre

26 Aug 1940

Sqn Ldr D O Finlay (shot down and wounded on 28 Aug 1940)

28 Aug 1940

? [Temp]

xx Sep 1940

Sqn Ldr T P R Dunworth

xx Dec 1940

Sqn Ldr R F Boyd DFC*

xx Jul 1941

Sqn Ldr N Orton DFC

xx Sep 1941

Sqn Ldr Francis D S Scott-Malden; later AVM

xx Dec 1941

Sqn Ldr P W Hartley

xx Apr 1942

Sqn Ldr E M Gibbs

xx Jan 1944

Sqn Ldr R B Newton DFC

xx Jul 1944

Sqn Ldr S Linnard DFC

xx Jul 1945

Sqn Ldr J B H Nicholas

31 Oct 1945

DB

15 Nov 1945

Sqn Ldr F W M Jenson

xx Oct 1946

Sqn Ldr Michael D Lyne AFC; later AVM

12 May 1948

Sqn Ldr R W Oxspring DFC**

29 Nov 1948

Sqn Ldr Eric W Wright DFC, DFM; later A/Cdre

xx Jun 1949

Sqn Ldr A C Rawlinson DFC*

xx Oct 1949

Sqn Ldr Eric Plumtree DFC; later AVM

xx Sep 1951

Sqn Ldr P J Kelly DFC

xx Nov 1953

Sqn Ldr W M Sizer DFC*

xx Jan 1956

Sqn Ldr William J Stacey later ACM

xx Feb 1958

Sqn Ldr I A N Worby

xx Jun 1960

Sqn Ldr W D Dickinson

xx Apr 1962

Sqn Ldr C P Francis

xx Aug 1963

Sqn Ldr David Harcourt-Smith DFC; later ACM

xx Aug 1965

Sqn Ldr A Neale

xx Aug 1967

?

xx Sep 1969

Wg Cdr R G Bannard

xx Aug 1971

Wg Cdr Harry Davidson; later A/Cdre

xx Dec 1973

Wg Cdr Anthony J Park; later A/Cdre

29 Mar 1974

Wg Cdr Terence W G Carlton; later A/Cdre

xx xxx xxxx

 Names from this point have not yet been found

11 Aug 1978

Wg Cdr Peter J 'Sam' Goddard; later AVM

xx xxx xxxx

 Names from this point have not yet been found

11 Mar 2005

DB

xx Oct 2005

Wg Cdr D Lord

xx xxx xxxx

Names from this point have not yet been found

No 55 Squadron

 8 Jun 1916

Capt B P Greenwood

15 Jun 1916

Maj B C McEwan

31 Oct 1916

Maj John E A Baldwin; later AM

28 Dec 1917

Maj Alexander Gray MC, later AVM

20 Sep 1918

Maj Benjamin J Silly MC, DFC; later A/Cdre

16 Feb 1919

?

22 Jan 1920

DB

 3 Aug 1919

Flt Lt Charles H Elliott-Smith [Acting?]

26 Jan 1921

Sqn Ldr Vivian Gaskell-Blackburn DSC, AFC

21 Nov 1922

Sqn Ldr Tom F Hazell DSO, MC, DFC

23 Nov 1923

Sqn Ldr Edward R L Corballis DSO

22 Sep 1925

Sqn Ldr Eric D Johnson  AFC; later A/Cdre

25 Apr 1928

Sqn Ldr Arthur H Peck  DSO, MC

21 Mar 1929

Sqn Ldr John W B Grigson DSO, DFC; later A/Cdre

24 Jan 1930

Sqn Ldr John W Woodhouse DSO, MC

 2 Jan 1931

Sqn Ldr George C Gardiner DSO, MC

27 May 1933

Sqn Ldr Aubrey R M Rickards OBE, AFC

 1 Feb 1935

Sqn Ldr John A McDonald OBE, AFC

28 Jan 1936

Sqn Ldr Guy W Hayes; later A/Cdre

11 Mar 1938

Sqn Ldr R A T Stowell

xx xxx xxxx

Names from this point have not yet been found

1 Nov 1946

DB

 1 Sep 1960

Wg Cdr R G Wilson DFC, AFC

xx Jun 1963

Wg Cdr A J Houston AFC

xx May 1965

Wg Cdr P B McCorkindale

xx Jun 1967

Wg Cdr H A Harvey

xx May 1969

Wg Cdr J B Carruthers

xx Mar 1971

Wg Cdr C A Herbert

xx Jul 1973

Wg Cdr Anthony J McCreery later A/Cdre

xx xxx xxxx

Names from this point have not yet been found

15 Oct 1993

DB as Victor unit and reformed from No 241 OCU

xx xxx xxxx

Names from this point have not yet been found

31 Mar 1996

DB

 1 Nov 1996

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

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr S Richards (2006)

20 Jan 2011

DB

No 56 Squadron

 8 Jun 1916

Maj Ernest Leslie Gossage DSO, MC; later AM

17 Aug 1916

Maj Arthur A B Thomson  MC; later A/Cdre

 3 Nov 1916

Maj R M Vaughan

21 Dec 1916

Maj H D Harvey-Kelly

31 Jan 1917

Capt C Gallop

 6 Feb 1917

Maj R G Blomfield DSO

29 Oct 1917

Maj R Balcombe-Brown DSO MC

 5 May 1918

Maj E J L W Gilchrist MC DFC

17 Dec 1918

Capt D W Grinnell-Milne DFC

22 Jan 1920

DB

1 Feb 1920

Sqn Ldr Phillip Babington MC, AFC; later AM

 1 Nov 1921

Sqn Ldr G G A Williams

22 Nov 1922

Sqn Ldr Ivor T Lloyd; later A/Cdre

24 Sep 1923

Sqn Ldr Sir Christopher J Q Brand KBE, DSO, MC, DFC; later AVM

22 Sep 1925

Sqn Ldr Francis J Vincent DFC; later A/Cdre

21 Sep 1926

Sqn Ldr Charles H Elliott-Smith AFC; later A/Cdre

 8 Feb 1928

Sqn Ldr Alan Lees; later AM

 1 Jan 1931

Sqn Ldr Herbert V Rowley; later A/Cdre

 1 Feb 1932

Sqn Ldr George E Wilson; later A/Cdre

 1 Oct 1936

Sqn Ldr C L Lea-Cox

23 Jul 1938

Sqn Ldr A E J Pratt

10 Jun 1939

Sqn Ldr E V Knowles

26 Jun 1940

Sqn Ldr G A L Manton

31 Aug 1940

Sqn Ldr H M  Pinfold

15 Jan 1941

Sqn Ldr E N Ryder DFC

18 Jun 1941

Sqn Ldr P P Hanks DFC

20 Dec 1941

Sqn Ldr H S L Dundas DFC

23 Nov 1942

Sqn Ldr A C Johnston DFC

17 Jan 1943

Sqn Ldr T H V Pheloung DFC

28 Jun 1943

Sqn Ldr C J Donovan

16 Sep 1943

Sqn Ldr G L Sinclair DFC

19 May 1944

Sqn Ldr A R Hall DFC

15 Sep 1944

Sqn Ldr D V C Cotes-Preedy GM, DFC

20 Feb 1945

Sqn Ldr R W A MacKichan DFC

13 May 1945

Sqn Ldr M P Kilburn DFC

 1 Apr 1946

Sqn Ldr H W Harrison DFC

 4 Sep 1946

Sqn Ldr R H Holland DFC

 7 Feb 1948

Sqn Ldr T C Wood DFC

18 Jan 1950

Sqn Ldr I S Smith DFC

18 Sep 1950

Sqn Ldr J H W Yeats DFC

30 Jul 1951

Sqn Ldr R J S Spooner AFC

23 May 1953

Sqn Ldr C S Vos DFC

26 Oct 1953

Sqn Ldr G J Storey AFC

19 Dec 1955

Maj J E H Kaisin Belgian Air Force

 2 Dec 1957

Sqn Ldr R J F Dickinson AFC

 1 Jan 1960

Sqn Ldr J R Rogers

11 Dec 1961

Sqn Ldr D J Seward

23 Sep 1963

Sqn Ldr I R Martin

 4 Jan 1966

Wg Cdr C H Bidie AFC

28 Oct 1968

Wg Cdr W E Kelly

 9 Jan 1971

Wg Cdr Brian C Farrer MBE; later A/Cdre

 7 Nov 1972

Wg Cdr M E Bee AFC

 1 Sep 1974

Wg Cdr Allan B Blackley; later AVM

30 Jun 1976

Wg Cdr Michael J D Stear; later ACM

29 Oct 1976

Wg Cdr Robert D Arnott; later A/Cdre

 9 Mar 1979

Wg Cdr B C Johnson OBE

17 Dec 1981

Wg Cdr G Brindle

 9 Mar 1984

Wg Cdr A McKay

21 Feb 1986

Wg Cdr M J Bruce

29 Apr 1988

Wg Cdr B J Titchen

29 Nov 1990

Wg Cdr Barry P Doggett; later A/Cdre

31 Jul 1992

Wg Cdr Peter A Coker; later A/Cdre

19 Dec 1994

Wg Cdr S P Ayres

11 Jul 1997

Wg Cdr D M Wood

 7 Apr 2000

Wg Cdr Ian R W Stewart; later A/Cdre

 4 Oct 2002

Wg Cdr P A Storey

21 Apr 2005

Wg Cdr A P Bowen

22 Jun 2007

Wg Cdr D J Hazell

22 Apr 2008

Wg Cdr R M O’Dell

 1 Sep 2009

Wg Cdr S Larry

 3 Aug 2011

Wg Cdr A J Lyle

 5 Aug 2013

Wg Cdr I Middleton MBE

No 57 Squadron

 8 Jun 1916

Lt A M Lower

14 Jun 1916

Maj L A Pattinson MC

 4 Nov 1917

Maj C A A Hiatt MC

12 Jun 1918

Maj L A Pattinson ?

 9 Sep 1918

Maj G C Bailey DSO

xx xxx 1919

?

31 Dec 1919

DB

20 Oct 1931

Sqn Ldr Horace G Bowen MBE; later A/Cdre

 5 Jan 1933

Sqn Ldr Francis W Trott OBE, MC

11 Feb 1934

Sqn Ldr Frederick W Walker DSC, AFC; later A/Cdre

 1 Jul 1935

Sqn Ldr Francis H E Reeve; later A/Cdre

14 Dec 1936

Sqn Ldr W L Payne

 7 Feb 1940

Wg Cdr A H Garland

24 Feb 1941

Wg Cdr S S Bertram, DFC

 8 May 1941

Wg Cdr J M Southwell, DFC

16 Mar 1942

Wg Cdr M V Peters-Smith, DFC

30 Jul 1942

Wg Cdr E J Laine, DFC

23 Sep 1942

Wg Cdr F C Hopcroft

28 Jul 1943

Wg Cdr W R Haskell

19 Aug 1943

Wg Cdr H W H Fisher DFC

15 Apr 1944

Wg Cdr H Y Humphreys DFC

 8 Jan 1945

Wg Cdr J N Tomes

12 Jun 1945

Names from this point have not yet been found

 9 Dec 1957

DB

13 Jan 1959

Wg Cdr Kenneth C M Giddings OBE, DFC, AFC; later AM

19 May 1960

Wg Cdr Dudley G Bailey; later AVM

 8 Jun 1962

Wg Cdr J R Mason

24 Jul 1964

Wg Cdr Roy D A Smith DFC; later AM

10 Jan 1966

Wg Cdr Hubert D Hall AFC; later AVM

28 May 1968

Wg Cdr Gerald C D Goodyer MVO; later A/Cdre

15 Apr 1970

Wg Cdr H T C Farmer

 2 Jun 1972

Wg Cdr T J Newman

20 May 1974

Wg Cdr M A Sutherland MBE

xx xxx xxxx

Names from this point have not yet been found

30 Jun 1986

DB

 1 Jun 1992

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

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr J Wilson

xx xxx 1997

Wg Cdr R Jenkins

xx xxx 1999

Wg Cdr P O'Meeghan

 1 Mar 2002

DB

1 Oct 2008

Names from this point have not yet been found

No 58 Squadron

xx Mar 1918

Maj John H S Tyssen MC; later AVM

25 Jun 1918

Maj D Gilley  DFC

 6 May 1919

Capt E D Fanshaw

xx May 1919

Capt J Henderson

 7 Jul 1919

Maj Ivor T Lloyd; later A/Cdre

 1 Feb 1920

renumbered as No 70 Sqn

23 May 1925

Sqn Ldr Arthur T Harris AFC; later MRAF

28 Jul 1927

Sqn Ldr Ernest W Norton DSC; later A/Cdre

 5 Aug 1930

Wg Cdr Charles C Miles MC

29 Feb 1932

Wg Cdr Lachlan L MacLean; later A/Cdre

30 Oct 1933

Wg Cdr Charles O F Modin DSC; later A/Cdre

22 Apr 1936

Sqn Ldr Victor E Groom DFC; later AM

 7 Jul 1936

Wg Cdr J Potter

xx May 1940

Wg Cdr J J A Sutton

 7 Nov 1940

Wg Cdr K B F Smith

15 Jun 1941

Wg Cdr R W M Clark

xx Mar1942

Wg Cdr R B Harvey

xx May 1942

Wg Cdr R W M Clark OBE, DFC

xx Aug 1942

Wg Cdr A G F Stewart

xx Mar 1942

Wg Cdr Wilfred E Oulton DFC; later AVM

xx Sep 1943

Wg Cdr John M D Ker; later A/Cdre

xx Apr 1944

Wg Cdr J B Grant

xx Mar 1945

Wg Cdr W H Ingle

25 May 1945

DB

 1 Oct 1946

Wg Cdr Alastair D Panton DFC; later A/Cdre

xx Sep 1947

Wg Cdr A Gadd

xx Nov 1947

Sqn Ldr  J M Rumsey

xx Feb 1947

Sqn Ldr  M M Mair

xx May 1951

Sqn Ldr A D Maclaren

xx Jun 1951

Sqn Ldr J G Bishop

xx Apr 1952

Sqn Ldr R A Hosking

xx Jun 1954

Sqn Ldr E J Holloway

xx Jul 1957

Wg Cdr Colin M Fell AFC; later A/Cdre

xx Oct 1959

Wg Cdr N C Thorne

xx Nov 1962

Wg Cdr P D Thompson

xx Mar 1964

Wg Cdr R H D Dixon

xx Oct 1967

Wg Cdr R L Easterbrook

30 Sep 1970

DB

 1 Aug 1973

Wg Cdr D C Whitman

xx xxx xxxx

Names from this point have not yet been found

26 Jul 1976

DB

No 59 Squadron

1 Aug 1916

Capt A C Horsbrugh

14 Aug 1916

Maj R Egerton MC

27 Dec 1917

Maj C J Mackay MC DFC

27 Aug 1918

Maj A P D Hill

29 Jan 1919

Capt H F Nicholls

19 Feb 1919

Maj C C Durston

 4 Aug 1919

DB

28 Jun 1937

Sqn Ldr James Warburton; later A/Cdre

28 Dec 1937

Sqn Ldr J B Fyfe DFC

xx Jun 1940

Sqn Ldr R G S Morgan Weld-Smith

xx Aug 1940

Wg Cdr J A C Stratton

xx Sep 1941

Wg Cdr C M M Grece DFC

xx Apr 1942

Wg Cdr R H Niven DFC

xx Jun 1942

Wg Cdr G C C Bartlett

xx Jul 1943

Wg Cdr P A Gilchrist DFC

xx Jul 1944

Wg Cdr A A de Gruyther DFC

xx Mar 1945

Wg Cdr N B Littlejohn CBE

xx Jun 1945

Wg Cdr S R Hinks AFC

15 Jun 1946

DB

1 Dec 1947

Sqn Ldr E V Best AFC

xxOct 1949

Sqn Ldr A H Middleton DSO, AFC

31 Oct 1950

DB

20 Aug 1956

Names from this point have not yet been found

 4 Jan 1961

DB

No 60 Squadron

15 May 1916

Maj F F Waldron [Died as PoW]

 3 Jul 1916

Maj R R Smith-Barry

22 Dec 1916

Maj E P Graves

10 Mar 1917

Maj A J L Scott MC

22 Jul 1917

Maj W J C Kennedy-Cochrane-Patrick DSO, MC

29 Dec 1917

Maj B F Moore

xx xxx 1918

Maj J T B McCudden VC, DSO, MC, MM (killed in an accident on his way to take command on 9 Jul 1918)

13 Jul 1918

Maj C M Crowe MC

4 Aug 1918

Maj A C Clarke

xx Jun 1919

?

22 Jan 1920

DB

 1 Apr 1920

Sqn Ldr John C Quinnell

20 Aug 1920

Sqn Ldr Percy C Sherren MC

27 Mar 1922

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

27 Feb 1925

Sqn Ldr Tom F Hazell , DSO, MC, DFC

 2 Sep 1927

Sqn Ldr Roger H Neville MC

12 Feb 1932

Sqn Ldr Kenneth M St C G Leask MC, later AVM

 8 Jan 1933

Sqn Ldr Arthur D Pryor; later AVM

25 Nov 1933

Sqn Ldr Reginald T B Houghton AFC

20 Apr 1936

Sqn Ldr James Silvester; later A/Cdre

16 Oct 1936

Sqn Ldr R H Carter

19 Apr 1938

Sqn Ldr C B Hughes

 7 Mar 1939

Sqn Ldr Sydney R Ubee; later AVM

12 Mar 1940

Wg Cdr R L Vivian

26 Mar 1942

Wg Cdr S J Monroe DFC

 7 Jul 1942

Wg Cdr C B Wallis DSO (died on 24 Jul 1942)

24 Jul 1942

Sqn Ldr E F Cawdrey (OC 'A' Flight)

 3 Sep 1942

Wg Cdr D K Banks AFC

12 Nov 1943

Sqn Ldr R C Lindsell DFC, RCAF

 8 Sep 1944

Sqn Ldr M S J Wilton

 6 Dec 1944

Sqn Ldr J S Humphreys

23 May 1945

Sqn Ldr J B Wales DFC

 4 Feb 1946

Sqn Ldr D M Finn DFC

 9 Dec 1946

Sqn Ldr M H Constable Maxwell DSO, DFC

12 Dec 1947

Sqn Ldr J H S Broughton DFC, AFC

14 Jul 1949

Sqn Ldr W C G Duncan-Smith DSO, AFC

 6 Mar 1952

Sqn Ldr W H Mills DFC

24 Sep 1954

Sqn Ldr H D C Webbe

17 May 1955

Sqn Ldr P W Lovell DFC, AFC

15 Mar 1956

Sqn Ldr Alan F Jenkins later A/Cdre

26 Sep 1958

Sqn Ldr M C N Smart

 1 Nov 1959

Sqn Ldr R Knight

 1 May 1961

Wg Cdr P Smith MBE

10 May 1965

Wg Cdr J Fraser AFC

15 Nov 1965

Wg Cdr Michael H Miller AFC; later A/Cdre

30 Apr 1968

DB

 3 Feb 1969

Names from this point have not yet been found

 1 Apr 1992

DB

xx Jun 1992

Names from this point have not yet been found

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