Squadron Commanding Officers, Nos 141 - 160 Squadrons


[141 Sqn | 142 Sqn | 143 Sqn | 144 Sqn | 145 Sqn | 146 Sqn | 147 Sqn | 148 Sqn | 149 Sqn | 150 Sqn | 151 Sqn | 152 Sqn | 153 Sqn | 154 Sqn | 155 Sqn | 156 Sqn | 157 Sqn | 158 Sqn | 159 Sqn | 160 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 141 Squadron

 1 Jan 1918

Maj Phillip Babington MC; later AM

 9 Feb 1918

Maj Brian E Baker DSO, MC; later AM

xx Dec 1919

Sqn Ldr The Hon. L J E Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes

 1 Feb 1920

DB

 4 Oct 1939

Sqn Ldr W A Richardson

xx Sep 1940

Sqn Ldr E C Wolfe

xx Jul 1941

Wg Cdr George F W Heycock; later A/Cdre

xx Aug 1942

Wg Cdr D Parker

xx Oct 1943

Wg Cdr K C Roberts AFC

xx Feb 1944

Wg Cdr F P Davies DFC

xx Jun 1944

Wg Cdr Charles V Winn DSO, DFC; later AVM

 7 Sep 1945

DB

17 Jun 1946

Names for this period have not yet been found

xx xxx 1955

Sqn Ldr J O Dalley, DFM

xx xxx 1956

Names for this period have not yet been found

16 Jan 1958

DB

 1 Apr 1959

Names for this period have not yet been found

31 Mar 1964

DB

No 142 Squadron

 2 Feb 1918

?

xx xxx 1918

Maj A J Evans   [PoW 19 Mar 1918]

20 Jan 1919

Maj R G H Murray

 1 Feb 1920

redesignated as No 55 Sqn

 1 Jun 1934

Sqn Ldr Albert O Lewis-Roberts DFC

17 Feb 1937

Sqn Ldr E C de V Lart

31 Mar 1938

Sqn Ldr Richard K Hamblin; later A/Cdre

31 Dec 1938

Sqn Ldr A R Combe

20 Mar 1939

Wg Cdr Colin L Falconer; later A/Cdre

 1 Oct 1940

Wg Cdr W R Sadler

11 Jul 1941

Wg Cdr Rex L Kippenberger; later A/Cdre

20 Nov 1941

Wg Cdr S S Bertram

27 Apr 1942

Wg Cdr D G Simmons

11 Nov 1942

Wg Cdr T W Bamford

xx Dec 1942

Detachment to Middle East

27 Jan 1943

Home echelon merged with No 150 Sqn to form No 166 Sqn

xx xxx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found

 5 Oct 1944

DB

25 Oct 1944

Wg Cdr B G D Nathan

28 Sep 1945

DB

No 143 Squadron

 1 Feb 1918

?

14 Feb 1918

Maj F Sowrey DSO MC

xx xxx 1919

?

31 Oct 1919

DB

15 Jun 1941

Sqn Ldr G G Stockdale

xx Jul 1941

Sqn Ldr G V Carey

xx Jan 1942

Sqn Ldr J R Holgate

xx Feb 1942

Flt Lt Stewart Johnson

xx Apr 1942

Wg Cdr E W Thornwill

xx Dec 1942

Wg Cdr W D V Bennett DFC, AFC

xx Jun 1943

Wg Cdr R N Lambert DFC

xx Nov 1943

Wg Cdr E H Hardy DSO, DFC*

xx Dec 1944

Wg Cdr J M Maurice DSO, DFC

xx Feb 1945

Wg Cdr Christopher N Foxley-Norris DSO; later ACM

25 May 1945

DB

No 144 Squadron

29 Apr 1918

Maj A H Peck DSO MC*

20 Oct 1918

?

 4 Feb 1919

DB

11 Jan 1937

?

30 Mar 1937

Sqn Ldr C W L Truck

15 Sep 1937

Sqn Ldr G M Knocker

23 Jul 1938

Sqn Ldr Reginald C Field; later A/Cdre

xx Sep 1939

Wg Cdr J C Cunningham

29 Sep 1939

Wg Cdr Richard B Jordan; later AM

xx May 1940

Wg Cdr A N Luxmoore

12 May 1940

Wg Cdr J J Watts DSO

13 Jun 1940

Wg Cdr J E C G F Gyll-Murray DSO

xx Jan 1941

Wg Cdr William S Gardner DFC; later A/Cdre

xx Nov 1941

Wg Cdr D D Christie

xx Jan 1942

Wg Cdr G F Simond

12 Feb 1942

Wg Cdr J J Bennett DFC

xx Jul 1942

Wg Cdr J McLaughlin

xx Aug 1943

Wg Cdr D O F Lumsden DFC

xx Aug 1944

Wg Cdr A Gadd

25 May 1945

DB

No 145 Squadron

19 Jul 1918

Maj R M Drummond DSO, MC; later AM

xx Apr 1919

?

10 Oct 1939

Sqn Ldr John D Miller; later A/Cdre

xx Jun 1940

Sqn Ldr J R A Peel

xx Jan 1941

Sqn Ldr W J Leather DFC

xx Apr 1941

Sqn Ldr P S Turner DFC

22 Oct 1941

Sqn Ldr D J L Lovell DFC

21 May 1942

Sqn Ldr C N Overton

xx Aug 1942

Sqn Ldr P G H Mathews

22 Nov 1942

Sqn Ldr R Marples DFC

26 Jan 1943

Sqn Ldr L C Wade DFC*

xx Nov 1943

Sqn Ldr O C Kallio DFC

xx Mar 1944

Sqn Ldr N F Duke DSO, DFC*

xx Sep 1944

Sqn Ldr S W F Daniel DFC*

xx Jul 1945

Sqn Ldr C H Saunders DFC

19 Aug 1945

DB

 1 Mar 1952

Sqn Ldr C A Rennie DFM

xx xxx 1953

Sqn Ldr F A Johnson DFC

xx xxx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found

15 Oct 1957

DB

No 146 Squadron

15 Oct 1941

Sqn Ldr B Barthold

31 Mar 1942

Sqn Ldr M B Czernin

18 Nov 1942

Sqn Ldr G R T Williams

xx Oct 1943

Sqn Ldr L M O'Lerary AFC

xx Oct 1944

Sqn Ldr R A C Weir

xx Apr 1945

Sqn Ldr M W Hubble

xx Apr 1945

W M Souter DFC

 1 Jul 1945

DB

No 147 Squadron

17 Oct 1941

Names for this period have not yet been found

15 Feb 1943

DB

xx Sep 1944

Wg Cdr C E F Riley AFC

15 Sep 1946

DB

 1 Feb 1953

Names for this period have not yet been found

15 Sep 1958

DB

No 148 Squadron

10 Feb 1918

Maj Ivor T Lloyd; later A/Cdre

xx Feb 1919

?

 4 Jul 1919

DB

 9 Jun 1937

Sqn Ldr Richard Kellett; later A/Cdre

 4 Dec 1937

Sqn Ldr Harold A Haines DFC; later A/Cdre

8 Apr 1940

DB

30 Apr 1940

?

23 May 1940

DB

14 Dec1940

Wg Cdr Lewis

24 Jul 1941

Wg Cdr Frederick F Rainsford DFC; later A/Cdre

xx xxx 1942

Wg Cdr Rollinson

31 Dec 1942

DB

14 Mar 1943

Wg Cdr J Blackburn DSO, DFC*

xx Dec 1943

Wg Cdr D L Pitt DSO, AFC

xx Aug 1944

Wg Cdr D C Hayward DSO

15 Jan 1946

DB

 4 Nov 1946

Names for this period have not yet been found

 1 Jul 1955

DB

 1 Jul 1956

Wg Cdr Wilfred J Burnett DSO, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre

xx xxx 1957

Wg Cdr F C D Wright DFC

xx Apr 1959

Wg Cdr T Helfer DFC, AFC

xx May 1959

Wg Cdr Douglas C Lowe DFC, AFC; later ACM

xx xxx 1961

Wg Cdr H K Rees

xx xxx 1963

Wg Cdr D H Tew AFC

xx Apr 1965

Flt Lt C V Taylor

 1 May 1965

DB

No 149 Squadron

 3 Mar 1918

Maj P B Greenwood

1 Aug 1919

DB

12 Apr 1937

Reformed

31 May 1937

Sqn Ldr/Wg Cdr Eric H Richardson; later A/Cdre

 5 Jan 1939

Wg Cdr G H Russell DFC

 6 Nov 1939

Wg Cdr Richard Kellett AFC; later A/Cdre

10 May 1940

Wg Cdr John R Whitley AFC; later AM

24 Nov 1940

Sqn Ldr G W Heather

28 Nov 1940

Wg Cdr J A Powell DSO

17 May 1941

Wg Cdr Beaman

26 Nov 1941

Wg Cdr G J Spence

xx May 1942

Wg Cdr C Charlton-Jones

29 Aug 1942

Wg Cdr K M M Wasse DFC

xx Apr 1942

Wg Cdr G E Harrison DFC

15 Sep 1943

Wg Cdr C R B Wigfall

 7 May 1944

Wg Cdr M E Pickford DFC*

29 Jan 1945

Wg Cdr L H Kay DFC

25 Feb 1945

Wg Cdr W D Chilton DSO DFC, AFC

 5 Sep 1945

Sqn Ldr B C Versey

24 Sep 1945

Wg Cdr J Kennedy

16 Apr 1946

Sqn Ldr K Ruskell DFC

22 Jan 1947

Wg Cdr F R Foster

 7 May 1947

Sqn Ldr A B Goldie

14 May 1948

Sqn Ldr K H Blair

13 Aug 1949

Sqn Ldr Canton MBE, DFC

 1 Mar 1950

DB

 9 Aug 1950

Sqn Ldr Canton MBE, DFC

12 May 1952

Sqn Ldr J Finch DFC, AFC

15 Jan 1953

Flt Lt  K J Ryall DFC

 4 Feb 1953

Flt Lt F Fruin

16 Mar 1953

Sqn Ldr R E R Adams

 8 Mar 1954

Flt Lt K J Ryall DFC

24 May 1954

Sqn Ldr R E R Adams

10 Sep 1955

Sqn Ldr J P E Peters

31 Aug 1956

DB

No 150 Squadron

 1 Apr 1918

?

xx Dec 1918

Maj W R B McBain MC AFC

18 Sep 1919

DB

 8 Aug 1938

?

20 Aug 1938

Act Flt Lt John E Innes-Crump; later A/Cdre

 1 Oct 1938

Sqn Ldr William M L MacDonald; later ACM

13 Mar 1939

Wg Cdr Allen Hesketh DFC; later AVM

 3 Dec 1940

Wg Cdr Gerrard J C Paul; later A/Cdre

17 Jun 1941

Wg Cdr Robert A C Carter; later A/Cdre

 6 Dec 1941

Wg Cdr K J Mellor

29 Jun 1942

Wg Cdr E J Carter

 1 Dec 1942

Wg Cdr R A C Barclay

27  Jan 1943

Names for this period have not yet been found

5 Oct 1944

DB

 1 Nov 1944

Wg Cdr G G Avis

19 Apr 1945

Wg Cdr P A Rippon

 7 Nov 1945

DB

 1 Aug 1959

Sqn Ldr E R G Haines

xx Mar1960

Sqn Ldr D H Downs

xx Sep 1961

Sqn Ldr R G Milton

 9 Apr 1963

DB

No 151 Squadron

12 Jun 1918

Maj G W Murlis-Green DSO MC

 9 Jul 1918

Maj Christopher J Q Brand DSO, MC, DFC; later AVM

10 Sep 1919

DB

31 Aug 1936

Sqn Ldr/Wg Cdr W V Hyde

14 Nov 1938

Sqn Ldr Edward M Donaldson; later A/Cdre

xx Aug 1940

Sqn Ldr J A G Gordon

xx Sep 1940

Sqn Ldr G King

xx Sep 1940

Sqn Ldr West

xx Dec 1940

Sqn Ldr Adams, DFC

xx Oct 1941

Sqn Ldr McDougall

xx Feb 1942

Wg Cdr I S Smith, DFC

xx Mar 1943

Wg Cdr D V Ivins

xx May 1943

Wg Cdr S P Richards, AFC

xx Oct 1943

Wg Cdr G H Goodman DSO, DFC

xx Dec 1944

Sqn Ldr J A Wright DFC

xx xxx 1946

Sqn Ldr P S Q Andersen

10 Oct 1946

DB

15 Sep 1951

Sqn Ldr D Boyle

xx xxx 1953

Sqn Ldr D B Ainsworth

xx May 1956

Sqn Ldr I Cosby

xx Oct 1956

Sqn Ldr Boardman

xx Mar 1958

Sqn Ldr John W Frost DFC; later A/Cdre

xx Oct 1958

Sqn Ldr Leslie G P Martin; later A/Cdre

xx Jan 1961

Sqn Ldr D O Luke

25 May 1963

DB

xx Sep 1981

Sqn Ldr D Sharp

xx Feb 1983

Sqn Ldr J Hall

xx Jan 1984

Sqn Ldr R Burroughs

xx Jan 1987

Sqn Ldr G P H Croasdale

No 152 Squadron

 1 Oct 1918

?

16 Nov 1918

Maj E Henty

24 Nov 1918

Maj William Sowrey; later A/Cdre

xx Feb 1919

?

30 Jun 1919

DB

 2 Oct 1939

Sqn Ldr F W C Shute

xx Mar 1940

Sqn Ldr P K Devitt

xx Nov 1940

Sqn Ldr Boitel-Gill DFC

xx Jun 1941

Sqn Ldr J Darwen

xx Apr 1942

Sqn Ldr Harold A C Bird-Wilson DFC; later AVM

xx Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr J E J Sing

xx Apr 1943

Sqn Ldr F W Lister DFC

xx Aug 1943

Sqn Ldr M R B Ingram DFC

xx Jul 1944

Maj W H Hoffe

xx Jan 1945

Sqn Ldr G Ker DFC

xx Jan 1946

Sqn Ldr Ross P Harding; later AVM

10 Mar1946

DB

 8 May 1946

Sqn Ldr G B Smither DFC

xx Jun 1946

Sqn Ldr C T A Douglas DFC

15 Jan 1947

DB

30 Jun 1954

Names for this period have not yet been found

31 Jul 1958

DB

 1 Oct 1958

Names for this period have not yet been found

15 Nov 1967

DB

No 153 Squadron

 4 Nov 1918

?

13 Jun 1919

DB

24 Oct 1941

Sqn Ldr J E J Sing DFC

xx Mar 1942

Wg Cdr W G Mosby

xx Dec 1942

Wg Cdr H G Goddard DFC, AFC

xx Dec 1942

Wg Cdr W G Mosby DFC

xx Sep 1943

Wg Cdr I R Stephenson

xx Dec 1943

Wg Cdr J R H Gayner

xx Jul 1944

Wg Cdr J W R Kempe

 5 Sep 1944

DB

 7 Oct 1944

Wg Cdr F S Powley

 5 Apr 1945

Sqn Ldr T W Rippingale [Temp]

 9 Apr 1945

Wg Cdr G F Rodney

28 Sep 1945

DB

28 Feb 1955

Names for this period have not yet been found

 2 Jul 1958

DB

No 154 Squadron

 7 Aug 1918

?

11 Sep 1918

DB

17 Nov 1941

Sqn Ldr George D Garvin; later A/Cdre

xx Dec 1941

Sqn Ldr Cheatie

xx Mar 1942

Sqn Ldr D Carlson DFC

xx Mar 1943

Sqn Ldr A C G Wenman

xx Aug 1943

Sqn Ldr C H Saunders DFC

29 Oct 1944

DB

 5 Nov 1944

Sqn Ldr G J Stonhill

19 Mar 1945

DB

No 155 Squadron

14 Sep 1918

?

 7 Dec 1918

DB

 1 Apr 1942

Sqn Ldr D W A Stoner DFC*

xx Nov 1942

Sqn Ldr C G St D Jeffries DFC

xx Nov 1943

Sqn Ldr D Winton DFC

xx May 1944

Sqn Ldr A N Johnstone DFC

xx Jul 1944

Sqn Ldr I R Krohn

xx May 1945

Sqn Ldr Conway

xx Nov 1945

Sqn Ldr L A Thorogood

31 Aug 1946

DB

 1 Sep 1954

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

xx xxx xxxx

Sqn Ldr L L Harland DFC

 3 Jun 1959

DB

No 156 Squadron

12 Oct 1918

?

 9 Dec 1918

DB

14 Feb 1942

Wg Cdr P G R Heath

20 May 1942

Wg Cdr H L Price

30 Jul 1942

Wg Cdr R N Cook

28 Oct 1942

Wg Cdr T S Rivett-Carnac DFC

 8 Jun 1943

Wg Cdr R W P Collings AFC

15 Jan 1944

Wg Cdr E C Eaton DFC

27 Apr 1944

?

xx May 1944

Wg Cdr/Gp Capt T L Bingham-Hall DFC

21 Nov 1944

Wg Cdr D B Falconer DFC, AFC

30 Dec 1944

Wg Cdr T E Ison DSO, DFC

10 Apr 1945

Wg Cdr A J L Craig DSO, DFC

15 Sep 1945

DB

No 157 Squadron

14 Jul 1918

?

 1 Feb 1919

DB

15 Dec 1941

Wg Cdr R G Slade

xx Jan 1943

Wg Cdr V J Wheeler MC, DFC

xx Aug 1943

Wg Cdr J A Mackie

xx Mar 1944

Wg Cdr H D U Denison

xx Jun 1944

Wg Cdr W K Davison

xx Sep 1944

Wg Cdr K H P Beauchamp DSO, DFC

16 Aug 1945

DB

No 158 Squadron

 4 Sep 1918

?

20 Nov 1918

DB

14 Feb 1942

Wg Cdr P Stevens DFC

 7 Oct 1942

Wg Cdr C G S R Robinson DFC

10 Mar 1943

Wg Cdr T R Hope DFC

11 Aug 1943

Wg Cdr C C Calder DSO, DFC

 7 Jun 1944

Wg Cdr P Dobson DSO, DFC, AFC

 7 Mar 1945

Wg Cdr G B Read DFC

28 Dec 1945

DB

No 159 Squadron

 2 Jan 1942

Wg Cdr C G Skinner

xx Feb 1943

Wg Cdr H M Boffee DFC

xxDec 1943

Wg Cdr J P Hopkins DFC

xx Jul 1944

Wg Cdr J Blackburn DSO, DFC

xx Dec 1944

Wg Cdr B F Burbridge

xx Feb 1945

Wg Cdr L B Ercolani DSO*, DFC

 1 Jun 1946

DB

No 160 Squadron

16 Jan 1942

Names for this period have not yet been found

xx Mar 1943

Wg Cdr C A Butler

xx Jan 1944

Wg Cdr G R Brady

xx Nov 1944

Wg Cdr William J Stacey DSO, DFC; later ACM

xx May 1945

Wg Cdr G McKenzie DFC

xx Sep 1945

Wg Cdr R D Williams

 1 Oct 1946

DB

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