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Squadron Commanding Officers, Nos 161 - 200 Squadrons


[161 Sqn | 162 Sqn | 163 Sqn | 164 Sqn | 165 Sqn | 166 Sqn | 167 Sqn | 168 Sqn | 169 Sqn | 170 Sqn | 171 Sqn | 172 Sqn | 173 Sqn | 174 Sqn | 175 Sqn | 176 Sqn | 177 Sqn | 178 Sqn | 179 Sqn | 180 Sqn| No 181 Sqn | No 182 Sqn | No 183 Sqn | No 184 Sqn | No 185 Sqn | No 186 Sqn | No 187 Sqn | No 189 Sqn | No 190 Sqn | No 191 Sqn | No 192 Sqn | No 193 Sqn | No 194 Sqn | No 195 Sqn | No 196 Sqn | No 197 Sqn | No 198 Sqn | No 199 Sqn | No 200 Sqn]

No 161 Squadron

15 Feb 1942

Wg Cdr Edward H Fielden DFC, AFC; later AVM

xx Oct 1942

Wg Cdr P C Pickard, DSO**, DFC

xx May 1943

Wg Cdr Lewis M Hodges DFC*; later ACM

xx Jan 1945

Wg Cdr G Watson

xx Feb 1945

Wg Cdr M A Brogan, DFC

xx Mar 1945

Wg Cdr L F Ratcliff, DFC, AFC

 5 Jun 1945

DB

No 162 Squadron

 4 Jan 1942

Wg Cdr D H S Rusher DSO

xx Mar 1943

Wg Cdr G F L Scott

xx Dec 1943

Wg Cdr Appleby-Brown

xx Jan 1944

Sqn Ldr H A Lax

25 Sep 1944

DB

16 Dec 1944

Wg Cdr J D Bolton DFC

10 Apr 1945

Wg Cdr M K Sewell DFC

14 Jul 1946

DB

No 163 Squadron

10 Jul 1942

Names for this period have not yet been found

16 Jun 1943

DB

25 Jan 1945

Wg Cdr Ivor G Broom DFC; later AM

10 Aug 1945

DB

No 164 Squadron

 6 Apr 1942

Sqn Ldr T Rowland

xx Feb 1943

Sqn Ldr D P McKeown DFC

xx Sep 1943

Sqn Ldr H A B Russell DFC

xx May 1944

Sqn Ldr P H Beake DFC

xx Aug 1944

Sqn Ldr I D Waddy

xx Aug 1944

Sqn Ldr R van Lierde DFC*

xx Jan 1945

Sqn Ldr P L Bateman-Jones

xx Aug 1945

Sqn Ldr P C Farnes DFM

31 Aug 1946

DB

No 165 Squadron

 6 Apr 1942

Sqn Ldr Archibald L Winskill; later A/Cdre

xx Aug 1942

Sqn Ldr H J L Hallowes DFC

xx Mar 1943

Sqn Ldr E G A Seghers DFC

xx Jun 1943

Sqn Ldr H A S Johnston DFC

xx Jan 1944

Sqn Ldr M E Blackstone

xx Nov 1944

Sqn Ldr J E Storrar DFC

xx Mar 1945

Sqn Ldr B E Gale DFC

xx Jan 1946

Sqn Ldr K C Doran DFC*

1 Sep 1946

DB

11 Jan 1956

Names for this period have not yet been found

13 Mar 1958

DB

No 166 Squadron

13 Jun 1918

?

31 May 1919

DB

 1 Nov 1936

?

 2 Jan 1937

Sqn Ldr John H C Wake; later A/Cdre

 1 Oct 1937

Wg Cdr J C Foden AFC

 6 Apr 1940

DB

26 Jan 1943

Wg Cdr R A C Barclay

 3 Jul 1943

Wg Cdr R J Twamley

15 Dec 1943

Wg Cdr Colin Scragg; later AVM

15 Jan 1944

Wg Cdr F S Powley

30 Apr 1944

Wg Cdr D A Gamer

14 Dec 1944

Wg Cdr R L Vivian

17 Aug 1945

?

18 Nov 1945

DB

No 167 Squadron

18 Nov 1918

?

21 May 1919

DB

 6 Apr 1942

Sqn Ldr D S Edwards

xx Feb 1943

Sqn Ldr Archibald C Stewart; later A/Cdre

12 Jun 1943

DB

 1 Oct 1944

Wg Cdr H R Collins AFC

 1 Feb 1946

DB

 1 Feb 1953

Names for this period have not yet been found

15 Sep 1958

DB

No 168 Squadron

15 Jun 1942

Wg Cdr G F Watson Smyth

xx Jun 1943

Sqn Ldr P W Mason DFC

xx Jun 1944

Sqn Ldr D W Barlow DFC

xx Aug 1944

Sqn Ldr D A D L Nichols

xx Oct 1944

Sqn Ldr L H Lambert DFC

26 Feb 1945

DB

No 169 Squadron

15 Jun 1942

Wg Cdr E G Campbell-Voullaire DFC

xx Jun 1943

Sqn Ldr Eric Plumtree CBE, DFC; later AVM

30 Sep 1943

DB

 1 Oct 1943

Wg Cdr E J Gracie DFC

xx Feb 1944

Wg Cdr R G Slade

xx Apr 1944

Wg Cdr N B R Bromley OBE

xx Sep 1944

Wg Cdr T A Heath DFC, AFC

xx Jan 1945

Wg Cdr N E Reeves DSO, DFC

10 Aug 1945

DB

No 170 Squadron

15 Jun 1942

Sqn Ldr G B Walford

xx Aug 1942

Wg Cdr J A C Fuller

xx Jun 1943

Sqn Ldr G P Wildish

15 Jan 1944

DB

15 Oct 1944

Wg Cdr P D W Hackforth

25 Feb 1945

Sqn Ldr/Wg Cdr Basil Templeman-Rooke

15 Nov 1945

DB

No 171 Squadron

15 Jun 1942

Wg Cdr P Hadfield

31 Dec 1942

DB

 7 Sep 1944

Wg Cdr M W Renault

27 Jul 1945

DB

No 172 Squadron

 4 Apr 1942

Wg Cdr John B Russell; later AVM

xx Oct 1942

Wg Cdr J B Brolly

xx Mar 1943

Wg Cdr R G Musson

xx Aug 1943

Wg Cdr E G Palmer

xx May 1944

Wg Cdr K Petrie

xx Jun 1944

Wg Cdr S R Ramsey Smith

xx Apr 1945

Wg Cdr C E Payne

 4 Jun 1945

DB

No 173 Squadron

 9 Jul 1942

Sqn Ldr/Wg Cdr T H Archbell DFC

29 Feb 1944

DB

 1 Feb 1953

Sqn Ldr P R Robinson

xx Jun 1953

Sqn Ldr N Briggs AFC

 1 Nov 1953

Sqn Ldr P E H Thomas AFC

 2 Sep 1957

DB

No 174 Squadron

 3 Mar 1942

Sqn Ldr R C Wilkinson DFM*

xx May 1942

Sqn Ldr Page

xx Aug 1942

Sqn Ldr Fayolle

xx Aug 1942

Sqn Ldr W W McConnell DFC

xx Feb 1944

Sqn Ldr William Pitt-Brown; later A/Cdre

xx Aug 1944

Sqn Ldr J C Melvill

xx Jan 1945

Sqn Ldr D T N Kelly

xx Mar 1945

Sqn Ldr R R Monk DFC

10 Apr 1945

DB

26 Aug 1945

Sqn Ldr D Murray DFC

7 Sep 1945

DB

 7 Sep 1945

Sqn Ldr Usher DFC, DFM

20 Apr 1946

DB

No 175 Squadron

 3 Mar 1942

Sqn Ldr F M Smith

xx Mar 1942

Sqn Ldr J R Pennington-Legh DFC

xx Jul 1943

Sqn Ldr R T P Davidson

xx Sep 1943

Sqn Ldr M R Ingle-Finch

xx Nov 1944

Sqn Ldr R W Campbell

30 Sep 1945

DB

No 176 Squadron

xx Jan 1943

Wg Cdr J A O'MNeill DFC

15 Jun 1943

Wg Cdr H G Goddard DFC, AFC

xx Feb 1944

Wg Cdr G R Nottage AFC

xx Oct 1944

Wg Cdr P G Hill

xx Jan 1945

Wg Cdr G M Merrifield AFC

xx Sep 1945

Sqn Ldr L W H Welch DFC*

 1 Jun 1946

DB

11 Jan 1956

Names for this period have not yet been found

22 Oct 1958

DB

No 177 Squadron

11 Jan 1943

Fg Off A P Wills

xx Mar 1943

Plt Off H G A Scilley

xx Jun 1943

Wg Cdr P H Baldwin

xxJan 1944

Wg Cdr J E S Hill

xx Sep 1944

Wg Cdr H B Hunt DSO, DFC

xx Nov 1944

Wg Cdr G R Nottage DFC

1 Jul 1945

DB

No 178 Squadron

15 Jan 1943

Names for this period have not yet been found

15 Apr 1946

DB

No 179 Squadron

 1 Sep 1942

Wg Cdr A N Combe AFC

xx Jul 1943

Wg Cdr Jeaffreson H Greswell DSO, DFC; later A/Cdre

xx Mar 1944

Wg Cdr R R Russell

xx Jan 1945

Wg Cdr P H Alington DFC

xx Dec 1945

Wg Cdr L M Moore

xx Feb 1946

Sqn Ldr A W Hornby (179X to Sep 1946)

xx Feb 1946

Sqn Ldr A E Henderson (179Y to Jun 1946)

30 Sep 1946

DB

No 180 Squadron

11 Sep 1942

Wg Cdr C C Hodder

xx Jun 1943

Wg Cdr Graham R Magill DFC*; later AVM

27 Sep 1943

Wg Cdr J F Castle DFC

12 May 1944

Wg Cdr R W Goodwin

 4 Jul 1944

Wg Cdr N deW Boult DFC, AFC

 1 Aug 1944

Wg Cdr R I K Edwards DFC, AFC

 1 Dec1944

Wg Cdr K J Powell DFC

14 Feb 1945

Wg Cdr T A Cox DSO

 1 May 1945

Wg Cdr J R Davenport

31 Mar 1946

DB

No 181 Squadron

25 Aug 1942

Sqn Ldr Denis Crowley-Milling DFC; later AM

xx Aug 1943

Sqn Ldr F W M Jensen AFC

xx Nov 1943

Sqn Ldr J G Keep

xx May 1944

Sqn Ldr Christopher D North-Lewis DFC; later A/Cdre

xx Aug 1944

Sqn Ldr A E S Vincent DFC

xx Dec 1944

Sqn Ldr W H B Short DFC

xx Dec 1944

Sqn Ldr D R Crawford

xx Feb 1945

Sqn Ldr H Ambrose DFC

30 Sep 1945

DB

No 182 Squadron

25 Aug 1942

Sqn Ldr T P Pugh DFC

xx Aug 1943

Sqn Ldr D R Walker

xx Oct 1943

Sqn Ldr M E Reid

xx Apr 1944

Maj D H Barlow SAAF

xx Aug 1944

Sqn Ldr G J Gray DFC

xx Mar 1945

Sqn Ldr J D Derry DFC

30 Sep 1945

DB

No 183 Squadron

 1 Nov 1942

Sqn Ldr A V Gowers DFC

xx Oct 1943

Sqn Ldr W Draing

xx Apr 1944

Sqn Ldr F H Scarlett

xx Jul 1944

Sqn Ldr R W Mulliner

xx Jan 1945

Sqn Ldr H M Mason

xx Feb 1945

Sqn Ldr J R Cullen DFC

xx Oct 1945

Sqn Ldr F W M Mason DFC, AFC

15 Nov 1945

DB

No 184 Squadron

 1 Dec 1942

Sqn Ldr J Rose DFC

 5 Aug 1944

Sqn Ldr J W Wilson DFC

 9 Oct 1944

Sqn Ldr W B Edwards DFC

10 Nov 1944

Sqn Ldr W Smith DFC

29 Aug 1945

DB

No 185 Squadron

21 Oct 1918

?

14 Apr 1919

DB

 1 Mar 1938

?

 1 Jun 1938

Flt Lt/Sqn Ldr D Addenbrooke

13 Oct 1938

Sqn Ldr A E Louks

 8 Apr 1940

DB

 8 Apr 1940

?

17 May 1940

DB

12 May 1941

Sqn Ldr P W Mould DFC

xx Oct 1941

Sqn Ldr Pike

xx Jan 1942

Sqn Ldr McGregor

xx Feb 1942

Sqn Ldr P D Chaffe

xx Mar 1942

Sqn Ldr M Rose

xx May 1942

Sqn Ldr Lloyd DFC

xx Jun 1942

Sqn Ldr Lawrence

xx Jul 1942

Sqn Ldr W G New

xx Aug 1942

Maj C J O Swales SAAF

xx Nov 1942

Sqn Ldr B E G White

xx Feb 1943

Sqn Ldr H A Crafts

xx Jun 1943

Sqn Ldr Ian N MacDougall DFC; later A/Cdre

xx Jan 1944

Sqn Ldr T W Wilmott DFM

xx Sep 1944

Sqn Ldr M V Christopherson

14 Aug 1945

DB

15 Sep 1951

Sqn Ldr R A Inness

xx Sep 1952

Sqn Ldr P H P Roberts

 1 May 1953

DB

No 186 Squadron

31 Dec 1918

?

 1 Feb 1920

DB

27 Apr 1943

Sqn Ldr F E G Hayter

xx Jan 1944

Sqn Ldr W H Ireson

5 Apr 1944

DB

 1 Oct 1944

?

 7 Oct 1944

Wg Cdr John H Giles DFC; later A/Cdre

16 Mar 1945

Wg Cdr E L Hancock

17 Jul 1945

DB

No 187 Squadron

 1 Feb 1945

Wg Cdr R I Alexander DFC

xx Sep 1945

Wg Cdr V G Daw DFC, AFC

xx Mar 1946

Wg Cdr P Fleming

 1 Dec 1946

DB

 1 Feb 1953

Names for this period have not yet been found

 2 Sep 1957

DB

No 189 Squadron

15 Oct 1944

Wg Cdr J S Shorthouse DFC

xx Jun 1945

?

20 Nov 1945

DB

No 190 Squadron

17 Feb 1943

?

xx Mar 1943

Wg Cdr P H Alington DFC

 1 Jan 1944

DB

 5 Jan 1944

Wg Cdr G E Harrison

xx Oct 1944

Wg Cdr R H Bunker DSO, DFC*

xx Apr 1945

Wg Cdr G H Bridge DFC

xx Jul 1945

Wg CdrL C Bartram

21 Jan 1946

DB

No 191 Squadron

17 May 1943

Wg Cdr K E Cornbe

xx Oct 1944

Wg Cdr R A Phillips

xx Apr 1945

Wg Cdr Arthur F Johnson DFC; later A/Cdre

15 Jun 1945

DB

No 192 Squadron

4 Jan 1943

Wg Cdr Charles V D Willis; later A/Cdre

12 Mar 1943

Wg Cdr E P M Fernbank

xx Jun 1944

Wg Cdr D W Donaldson DSO, DFC

22 Aug 1945

DB

15 Jul 1951

Sqn Ldr W A C Emmett

18 Jan 1954     Sqn Ldr Norman H Hoad, AFC
xx xxx 1955 Sqn Ldr W M Dixon DSO, DFC, AFC (promoted W/C 1 Jan 56) 
7 July 1958 Wg Cdr D S V Rake OBE, AFC (took command 1 Aug 58)

21 Aug 1958

DB

No 193 Squadron

18 Dec 1942

Sqn Ldr W H A Wright

xx Jan 1943

Sqn Ldr G W Petrie

xx Feb 1944

Sqn Ldr D G Ross DFC

xx Jun 1944

Sqn Ldr J C Button

xx Aug 1944

Sqn Ldr J M G Plamondon

xx Nov 1944

Sqn Ldr C D Erasmus DFC

xxApr 1945

Sqn Ldr D M Taylor

31 Aug 1945

DB

No 194 Squadron

13 Oct 1942

Wg Cdr A C Pearson

xx Jun 1944

Wg Cdr R T Chisholm

xx Dec 1944

Wg Cdr R C Crawford

xx Jun 1945

Sqn Ldr P M Bristow

xx Aug 1945

Wg Cdr D Penman DSO, DFC

15 Feb 1946

DB

 2 Feb 1953

Sqn Ldr G R G Henderson, AFC

xx xxx 1955

Sqn Ldr C R Turner

xx xxx 1957

Sqn Ldr F Barnes

 3 Jun 1959

DB

No 195 Squadron

15 Nov 1942

?

15 Feb 1944

DB

1 Oct 1944

Wg Cdr D H Burnside, DFC*

10 Apr 1945

Wg Cdr B R W Forster

17 Apr 1944

Wg Cdr D H Burnside, DFC*

25 Apr 1945

Wg Cdr A E Cairnes

14 Aug 1945

DB

No 196 Squadron

 7 Nov 1942

Wg Cdr R H Waterhouse

31 Mar 1943

Wg Cdr A Duguid

26 Jun 1943

Wg Cdr N Alexander DFC

xx Aug 1944

Wg Cdr M W L Baker

xx Feb 1945

Wg Cdr R T F Turner DFC, MC

xx Jan 1946

Wg Cdr J Blackburn DSO*, DFC*

16 Mar 1946

DB

No 197 Squadron

21 Nov 1942

Sqn Ldr P O Prevot DFC

xx Jun 1943

Sqn Ldr A H Corkett

xx Jul 1943

Sqn Ldr M P C Holmes DFC

xx Jan 1944

Sqn Ldr D M Taylor DFC

xx Jul 1944

Sqn Ldr A H Smith DFC*

xx Jan 1945

Sqn Ldr R C Curwen DFC

xx Feb 1945

Sqn Ldr K J Harding DFC

xx Aug 1945

Sqn Ldr R E G Sherward DFC

31 Aug 1945

DB

No 198 Squadron

 7 Dec 1942

Sqn Ldr J W Villa DFC

xx May 1943

Sqn Ldr J Manak DFC

xx Aug 1943

Sqn Ldr C C F Cooper

xx Aug 1943

Sqn Ldr J M Bryan DFC

xx Nov 1943

Sqn Ldr J R Baldwin DSO, DFC*

xx Apr 1944

Sqn Ldr J M Bryan DFC

xx May 1944

Sqn Ldr J Niblett DFC

xx June 1944

Sqn Ldr I J Davies DFC

xx June 1944

Sqn Ldr Y P E H Ezanno

xx Oct 1944

Sqn Ldr A W Ridler

xx Dec 1944

Sqn Ldr N J Durrant DFC

15 Sep 1945

DB

No 199 Squadron

 7 Nov 1942

Wg Cdr C R Hattersley

1 Dec 1942

Wg Cdr A S B Blomfield

20 Mar 1943

Wg Cdr L W Howard DFC

 6 Oct 1943

Wg Cdr N A N Bray DFC

xx Aug 1944

Names for this period have not yet been found

29 Jul 1945

DB

15 Jul 1951

Names for this period have not yet been found

17 Dec 1958

DB

No 200 Squadron

25 May 1941

Wg Cdr C D Candy

xx Jun 1941

Wg Cdr D O Dias

xx Sep 1942

Wg Cdr W H Ingle

xx Sep 1943

Wg Cdr J B P Thomas

xx Nov 1944

Wg Cdr G McKenzie DFC

15 May 1945

DB

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