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Squadron Commanding Officers, Nos 121 - 140 Squadrons


[121 Sqn | 122 Sqn | 123 Sqn | 124 Sqn | 125 Sqn | 126 Sqn | 127 Sqn | 128 Sqn | 129 Sqn | 130 Sqn | 131 Sqn | 132 Sqn | 133 Sqn | 134 Sqn | 135 Sqn | 136 Sqn | 137 Sqn | 138 Sqn | 139 Sqn | 140 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 121 Squadron

xx May 1941

Sqn Ldr Powell DFC

xx Jan 1942

Sqn Ldr H C Kennard DFC

xx Aug 1942

Sqn Ldr D W Wiliams DFC

29 Sep 1942

Transferred to USAAF

No 122 Squadron

xx Mar 1918

Maj A S C McLaren MC

xx May 1919

?

xx May 1941

Sqn Ldr H West

xx Aug 1941

Sqn Ldr R Miller

xx Apr 1942

Sqn Ldr J Fajtl (Czech)

xx May 1942

Sqn Ldr Prevot (Belgian)

xx Jul 1942

Sqn Ldr J R C Kilian

xx Nov 1942

Sqn Ldr D E Kingaby DFM**

xx May 1943

Sqn Ldr P W R Wickham DFC

xx Dec 1943

Sqn Ldr Archibald C Stewart; later A/Cdre

xx Mar 1944

Sqn Ldr I A Morrin

xx Apr 1944

Sqn Ldr T H Drinkwater DFC

xx May 1944

Sqn Ldr E L Joyce DFM

xx Jun 1944

Sqn Ldr J T Shaw DSO, DFC

xx Jul 1944

Sqn Ldr R L Stillwell DFM

xx Sep 1944

Sqn Ldr J K Porteous DFC

xx Nov 1944

Sqn Ldr K H Osborne-Young DFC

xx Feb 1945

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

xx Aug 1945

Sqn Ldr Lovell

 1 Apr 1946

DB

No 123 Squadron

xx Jan 1918

?

 5 Feb 1920

DB

10 May 1941

Sqn Ldr D M Jack

xx Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr B Statham

xx Dec 1942

Sqn Ldr K C Powell

xx Mar1943

Sqn Ldr K N T Lee

xx Jul 1943

Sqn Ldr A J McGregor

20 Jan 1945

DB

No 124 Squadron

 1 Feb 1918

?

17 Aug 1918

DB

10 May 1941

Sqn Ldr R M B Duke-Wooley DFC

xx Jun 1942

Sqn Ldr T Balmforth DFC

xx Jan 1943

Sqn Ldr J C Nelson (US)

xx Jun1943

Sqn Ldr T Balmforth DFC

xx Sep 1944

Sqn Ldr G W Scott AFC

xx Jun 1945

Sqn Ldr H W Harrison

 1 Apr 1946

DB

No 125 Squadron

 1 Feb 1918

?

17 Aug 1918

DB

16 Jun 1941

Sqn Ldr H M Mitchell DFC

xx Dec 1941

Sqn Ldr E G Barwell

xx Feb 1942

Sqn Ldr D V Ivins

xx Jun 1942

Sqn Ldr C P Green DFC

xx Dec 1942

Sqn Ldr R F H Clarke

xx Oct 1943

Wg Cdr John G Topham DSO, DFC*; later A/Cdre

xx Dec 1944

Wg Cdr G L Howitt DFC

xx Oct 1945

Wg Cdr V R Snell

20 Nov 1945

DB

31 Mar 1955

Wg Cdr R L W Baely

xx May 1957

DB

No 126 Squadron

1 Feb 1918

?

17 Aug 1918

DB

28 Jun 1941

Sqn Ldr A C Rabagliati DFC

xx Oct 1941

Sqn Ldr P W Lefevre DFC

xx Mar 1942

Sqn Ldr E J Gracie

xx May 1942

Sqn Ldr Barton

xx xxx 1942

Sqn Ldr Winfield

xx Aug 1942

Sqn Ldr B J Wicks

xx xxx xxxx

Sqn Ldr J R Mann

xx May 1943

Sqn Ldr H S Jackson

xx xxx 1943

Sqn Ldr W T Page

xx Nov 1943

Sqn Ldr K B L Debenham

xx Dec 1943

Sqn Ldr W W Swinden

xx Jun 1944

Sqn Ldr J A Plagis

xx Dec 1944

Sqn Ldr J Garden DFC

xx Feb 1945

Maj A Austela DFC

xx May 1945

Sqn Ldr A R Hall DFC

26 Apr 1946

DB

No 127 Squadron

1 Feb 1918

?

 4 Jul 1918

Absorbed into No 49 TDS

29 Jun1941

Sqn Ldr Bodman

xx Sep 1941

Sqn Ldr L P O'Connor

xx Feb 1942 

Sqn Ldr D R Walker

xx Jun 1942

Sqn Ldr C O J Pegge DFC

xx Apr 1943

Sqn Ldr D Kain

xx Jul 1943

Sqn Ldr P W Lovell

xx Oct 1943

Sqn Ldr C F Bradley

xx Oct 1944

Sqn Ldr F W Lister  DFC

xx Nov 1944

Sqn Ldr O Smik

xx Dec 1944

Sqn Ldr R W F Sampson DFC

xx Jan 1945

Sqn Ldr F W Lister  DFC

30 Apr 1945

DB

No 128 Squadron

 1 Feb 1918

?

 4 Jul 1918

DB

 7 Oct 1941

Sqn Ldr B Drake

xx Mar 1942

Sqn Ldr J I Kilmartin

xx Aug 1942

Sqn Ldr H A B Russell

8 Mar 1943

DB

15 Sep 1944

Wg Cdr K J Burrough DFC

31 Mar 1946

DB

No 129 Squadron

 1 Mar 1918

?

 4 Jul 1918

DB

16 Jun 1941

Sqn Ldr D L Armitage

xx Sep 1941

Sqn Ldr R J Abrahams

xx Jan 1942

Sqn Ldr R H Thomas

xx Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr H A C Gonay

xx Sep 1943

Sqn Ldr P V K Tripe RCAF

xx Nov 1943

Sqn Ldr C Haw DFC

xx Jul 1944

Sqn Ldr P D Thompson DFC

xx Apr 1945

Sqn Ldr Kenneth C M Giddings DFC; later AM

xx Jan 1946

Sqn Ldr Wright

xx Feb 1946

Sqn Ldr Counter DFC

xx Jun 1946

Sqn Ldr E Garrad-Cole

 1 Sep 1946

DB

No 130 Squadron

 1 Mar 1918

?

 4 Jul 1918

DB

20 Jun 1941

Sqn Ldr C J Donovan

 1 Oct 1941

Sqn Ldr E P P Gibbs DFC

16 Jul 1942

Sqn Ldr P J Simpson DFC

xx Jan 1943

Sqn Ldr W H A Wright

xx Oct 1943

Sqn Ldr J R Cooksey

 1 Nov 1943

Sqn Ldr R F Inness

13 Feb 1944

DB

5 Apr 1944

Sqn Ldr W H Ireson

xx Aug 1944

Sqn Ldr P V K Tripe RCAF

10 Apr 1945

Sqn Ldr F G Wooley DFC

23 Jul 1946

Sqn Ldr R N A Courtney DFC

31 Jan 1947

DB

 1 Aug 1953

Sqn Ldr ?

30 Apr 1957

DB

No 131 Squadron

15 Mar 1918

?

 4 Jul 1918

DB

30 Jun 1941

Sqn Ldr John M Thompson DFC; later A/Cdre

xx Nov 1941

Sqn Ldr M G F Pedley DFC

xx Aug 1942

Sqn Ldr P R W Wickham

xx Nov 1942

Sqn Ldr J S Firfield

xx Mar 1943

Sqn Ldr J J O'Meara DFC*

xx May 1944

Sqn Ldr Ian N MacDougall CBE, DFC; later A/Cdre

xx Oct 1944

Sqn Ldr C O J Pegge DFC

xx Jun 1945

DB

15 Jul 1945

Sqn Ldr C G Ford

xx Oct 1945

Sqn Ldr J R Graham

31 Dec 1945

DB

No 132 Squadron

 1 Mar 1918

?

23 Dec 1918

DB

 7 Jul 1941

Sqn Ldr A W A Bayne DFC

xx Feb 1942

Sqn LdrK A Mackay

xx May 1942

Sqn Ldr J R Ritchie

xx Aug 1943

Sqn Ldr F F Colloredo-Mansfield DFC

xx Jan 1944

Sqn Ldr A G Page DFC

xx Jul 1944

Sqn Ldr K L Charney DFC*

15 Apr 1946

DB

No 133 Squadron

 1 Mar 1918

?

 4 Jul 1918

DB

29 Jul 1941

Sqn Ldr G A Brown

xx Nov 1941

Sqn Ldr E H Thomas

xx Aug 1942

Sqn Ldr C W McColpin

29 Sep 1942

Transferred to USAAF

No 134 Squadron

 1 Mar 1918

?

 4 Jul 1918

DB

31 Jul 1941

Sqn Ldr A G Miller

xx Feb 1942

Sqn Ldr K T Lofts DFC

xx Apr 1942

Sqn Ldr P W Hartley

xx Apr 1942

Sqn Ldr A M D Howes

xx Nov 1942

Sqn Ldr A C Mills

xx Jan1943

Sqn Ldr P S Turner DFC*

xx Jun 1943

Sqn Ldr W H Stratton DFC

xx May 1944

Sqn Ldr D K McDonald

xx Apr 1945

Sqn Ldr C G Ford

15 Jul 1945

DB

No 135 Squadron

 1 Apr 1918

?

 4 Jul 1918

DB

15 Aug 1941

Sqn Ldr F C Carey DFC*, DFM

xx Feb 1942

Sqn Ldr F B Sutton

xx xxx 1942

Sqn Ldr W J Harper

xx Jul 1942

Sqn Ldr H S Giddings

xx Feb 1943

Sqn Ldr I N Bayles

xx Nov 1943

Sqn Ldr A C Stone DFC

xx Mar1944

Sqn Ldr L C C Hawkins DFC

26 Jun 1945

DB

No 136 Squadron

 1 Apr 1918

?

 4 Jul 1918

DB

20 Aug 1941

Sqn Ldr T A F Elsdon, DFC

xx Jul 1942

Sqn Ldr A W Ridler

xx Feb 1943

Sqn Ldr A W A Bayne, DFC

xx Jun 1943

Sqn Ldr A N Constantine

xx Mar 1944

Sqn Ldr E O Watson

xx Oct 1944

Sqn Ldr D G Soga

xx Jun 1945

Sqn Ldr A J H Kitley

xx Oct 1945

Flt Lt. J D R Cameron

xx Dec 1945

Sqn Ldr M Paddle

xx Dec 1945

Sqn Ldr D M Finn, DFC

xx Jan 1946

Sqn Ldr G B Smither, DFC

12 May 1946

DB

No 137 Squadron

1 Apr 1918

?

 4 Jul 1918

DB

20 Sept 1941

Sqn Ldr J Sample DFC

xx Nov 1941

Sqn Ldr H St J Coghlan

xx May 1943

Sqn Ldr J B Wray DFC

xx Dec 1943

Sqn Ldr J R Dennehey DFC

xx Apr 1944

Sqn Ldr G Piltingsrud DFC

xx Sep 1944

Sqn Ldr E T Brough DFC

xx Dec 1944

Sqn Ldr R G V Barraclough

xx Mar 1945

Sqn Ldr D Murray DFC

25 Aug 1945

DB

No 138 Squadron

30 Sep 1918

?

 1 Feb 1919

DB

25 Aug 1941

Wg Cdr E V Knowles DFC

18 Nov 1941

Wg Cdr W R Farley DFC

21 Apr 1942

Wg Cdr R C Hockey DSO,DFC

28 Feb 1943

Wg Cdr K S Batchelor DFC

25 May 1943

Wg Cdr R D Speare DFC

 1 May 1944

Wg Cdr W McF Russell DFC

 9 May 1944

Wg Cdr Wilfred J Burnett DFC; later A/Cdre

17 Dec 1945

Wg Cdr T B C Murray DSO, DFC

26 Apr 1945

Sqn Ldr H W Wilkie [Temp]

xx xxx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found

 1 Sep 1950

DB

 1 Jan 1955

Wg Cdr R G W Oakley DSO, DFC, DFM

xx xxx 1957

Wg Cdr S Baker DSO, DFC

xx xxx 1960

Wg Cdr H M Chinnery MVO, AFC

 1 Apr 1962

DB

No 139 Squadron

 3 Jul 1918

Capt A A Harcourt-Vernon

15 Jul 1918

Maj W G Barker

29 Sep 1918

Maj H H Kitchener

25 Feb 1919

Reduced to cadre

 7 Mar 1919

DB

 5 Mar 1937

Sqn Ldr Louis W Dickens; later A/Cdre

xx xxx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found

 3 Jul 1942

Wg Cdr W P Shand DFC

 4 Apr 1943

Sqn Ldr V R G Harcourt

4 May 1943

Wg Cdr R W Reynolds DSO, DFC

xx Aug 1943

Gp Capt L C Slee DSO, DFC

xx Feb 1944

Wg Cdr G H Womersley DSO, DFC

 7 Oct 1944

Wg Cdr John B Voyce; later A/Cdre

 1 Mar 1945

Wg Cdr J R G Ralston DFC, AFC, DFM

xx Apr 1946

Sqn Ldr D G Stokes

xx May 1947

Sqn Ldr J H Frampton

xx Nov 1947

Sqn Ldr David A Green DSO, DFC; later A/Cdre

xx Dec 1947

Sqn Ldr J W Appleton

xx Aug 1948

Sqn Ldr G W Curry DSO, DFC

xx Sep 1948

Sqn Ldr R G W Oakley DSO, DFC, DFM

xx Jan 1951

Sqn Ldr Thomas R Pierce; later A/Cdre

xx xxx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found

31 Dec 1959

DB

 1 Feb 1962

Wg Cdr Brian W Plenderleith MA; later AVM

19 Oct 1964

Wg Cdr John G G Beddoes; later AVM

11 Oct 1965

Wg Cdr D S Bell DFC, AFC

28 Oct 1967

Wg Cdr F McClory

31 Dec 1968

DB

No 140 Squadron

 1 May 1918

?

 4 Jul 1918

DB

17 Sep 1941

Sqn Ldr E C Le Mesurier DSO, DFC

xx Jun 1942

Sqn Ldr G F K Webb DFC

xx Jul 1942

Wg Cdr E C Le Mesurier DSO, DFC

xx Jun 1943

Wg Cdr R I M Bowen DFC

xx Aug 1944

Sqn Ldr C D N Longley DFC

xx Sep 1944

Wg Cdr C F M Chapman OBE (killed on 29 Sep 1944 in a flying accident)

xx Sept 1944

Wg Cdr Frederic O S Dobell; later A/Cdre

xx Apr 1945

Wg Cdr D R M Frostick

10 Nov 1945

DB

[121 Sqn | 122 Sqn | 123 Sqn | 124 Sqn | 125 Sqn | 126 Sqn | 127 Sqn | 128 Sqn | 129 Sqn | 130 Sqn | 131 Sqn | 132 Sqn | 133 Sqn | 134 Sqn | 135 Sqn | 136 Sqn | 137 Sqn | 138 Sqn | 139 Sqn | 140 Sqn]

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