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Squadron Commanding Officers, Nos 201 - 220 Squadrons


[201 Sqn | 202 Sqn | 203 Sqn | 204 Sqn | 205 Sqn | 206 Sqn | 207 Sqn | 208 Sqn | 209 Sqn | 210 Sqn | 211 Sqn | 212 Sqn | 213 Sqn | 214 Sqn | 215 Sqn | 216 Sqn | 217 Sqn | 218 Sqn | 219 Sqn | 220 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 201 Squadron

xx Oct 1914

Sqn Cdr Arthur M Longmore; later ACM

21 Feb 1915

redesignated No 1 Wing RNAS

xx Jan 1916

Sqn Cdr Robert M Groves; later A/Cdre ('A' Sqn, No 1 Wing)

xx Apr 1916

Sqn Cdr Francis K Haskins; later A/Cdre  ('A' Sqn, No 1 Wing)

 6 Dec 1916

'A' Sqn redesignated No 1 Sqn RNAS

xx Jun 1917

Sqn Cdr R S Dallas DSO

18 Mar 1916

Sqn Cdr/Maj C D Booker DSC

18 Aug 1918

Maj C M Leman MC DFC

 5 Feb 1919

reduced to cadre

31 Dec 1919

DB

 1 Jan 1929

Sqn Ldr David G Donald DFC, AFC; later AM

17 Jan 1930

Sqn Ldr E F Turner

25 Aug 1933

Sqn Ldr Cecil G Wigglesworth AFC; later A/Cdre

25 Mar 1935

Sqn Ldr John D Breakey DFC; later AVM

26 Jul 1937

Wg Cdr J H O Jones

 1 Feb 1939

Wg Cdr C H Cahill DFC, AFC

xx Aug 1940

Wg Cdr C S Riccard

xx Apr 1941

Wg Cdr W G Abrams

xx Dec 1941

Wg Cdr J L Crosbie

xx Aug 1942

Wg Cdr J B Burnett

xx May 1943

Wg Cdr R A C Van der Kiste DSO

xx Jul 1944

Wg Cdr K R Coates

xx Feb 1945

Wg Cdr J Barrett DFC

xx aug 1945

Wg Cdr J W Louw

xx Mar 1946

Wg Cdr W H Tremear

xx May 1947

Wg Cdr J L Crosbie

xx Sep 1947

Sqn Ldr D H F Horner

xx Jan 1949

Sqn Ldr R C L Parkhouse

xx Feb 1950

Sqn Ldr H A S Disney

xx Dce 1950

Sqn Ldr P A S Rumbold

xx Nov 1952

Sqn Ldr R AN McCready

xx Jan 1955

Sqn Ldr D W Bedford

28 Feb 1957

DB

 1 Oct 1958

Wg Cdr J G Roberts

xx Aug 1959

Wg Cdr Alan C Davies; later AM

xx Sep 1961

Wg Cdr R B Roache

xx Jul 1963

Wg Cdr P G Sounth

xx Mar 1965

Wg Cdr W S Northcott

xx Nov 1966

Wg Cdr N Jones

xx Aug 1968

Wg Cdr George A Chesworth DFC; later AVM

xx Mar 1971

Wg Cdr John B Duxbury MBE; later AM

xx Oct 1971

Wg Cdr J M Alcock

xx xxx xxxx

?

xx Aug 1975

Wg Cdr J Morris

xx Aug 1977

Wg Cdr Peter M Stean; later A/Cdre

xx xxx xxxx

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

xx xxx 1993

Wg Cdr A W J Stewart

 2 Jun 2001

Wg Cdr Andrew D Fryer BA, MBA; later A/Cdre

xx Dec 2003

Wg Cdr J C McG Johnston

xx xxx 2006

?

26 May 2011

DB

No 202 Squadron

17 Oct 1914

Wing Cdr Eugene L Gerrard; later A/Cdre

21 Jun 1915

Redesignated No 2 Wing RNAS

 5 Jun 1916

Flt Cdr/Sqn Cdr Douglas C S Evill; later ACM (No 2 Wing)

 5 Nov 1916

Reformed from 'B' Sqn, No 1 Wing RNAS

1 Apr 1917

Sqn Cdr Peregrine F M Fellowes; later A/Cdre

 1 Apr 1918

Sqn Cdr B S Wemp

 7 Apr 1918

Maj R W Gow DSO DSC

 1 Jan 1919

Capt J Robinson

23 Mar 1919

Capt P M Bayley

22 Jan 1920

DB

 9 Apr 1920

Sqn Ldr W G Sitwell

xx xxx xxxx

Sqn Ldr P A Shepherd

16 May 1921

DB

1 Jan 1929

Sqn Ldr C Boumphrey DFC

28 Jan 1930

Sqn Ldr R H Kershaw

17 Jul 1931

Sqn Ldr H W Evans

20 Aug 1932

Sqn Ldr Archibald H Wann later A/Cdre

17 May 1934

Sqn Ldr H O Jones

 5 Dec 1935

Wg Cdr E F Turner AFC

 2 Mar 1937

Wg Cdr G W Bently DFC

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr E A Blake MM

xx Mar 1940

Wg Cdr Alfred D Rogers AFC; later A/Cdre

xx Aug 1940

Sqn Ldr T Q Horner

xx Mar 1941

Wg Cdr L F Brown

xx Feb 1942

Wg Cdr Albert A Case; later AVM

xx Jan 1943

Wg Cdr B E Dobb

xx Dec 1943

Wg Cdr G P Harger DFC

xx Nov 1944

Wg Cdr D S Lyndsay DFC

4 Jun 1945

DB

 1 Oct 1946

Wg Cdr L Coulson

xx Apr 1947

Wg Cdr J R Armistead DFC

xx Mar 1948

Sqn Ldr E W Deacon DSO DFC

xx Nov 1949

Sqn Ldr T A Cox DSO DFC

xx Jan 1951

Sqn Ldr F Ellison AFC

xx Mar 1953

Sqn Ldr G T Thain DFC

xx Mar 1955

Sqn Ldr R Wood DFC

xx Mar 1957

Sqn Ldr C A Sullings AFC

xx Mar 1959

Sqn Ldr K J Barrett

xx Mar 1961

Sqn Ldr M J Davis

xx Mar 1962

Sqn Ldr C J Petheram

xx Mar 1964

Sqn Ldr B A Spry

28 Aug 1964

DB

29 Aug 1964

?

xx Sep 1964

Sqn Ldr G Stafford

xx Oct 1965

Sqn Ldr D E Brett

xx May 1967

Sqn Ldr W A Gayer

xx Jul 1967

Sqn Ldr K Henry

xx Jul 1969

Sqn Ldr P T Taylor AFC

xx Aug 1971

Sqn Ldr R G Reekie

xx Jul 1973

Sqn Ldr I H R Robins

xx Nov 1976

Sqn Ldr G R Spate

xx xxx xxxx

Sqn Ldr P J Chadwick

xx xxx xxxx

Sqn Ldr D Whatling

xx xxx xxxx

Sqn Ldr M P Cocksedge

xx xxx xxxx

Sqn Ldr W J Hurst

xx xxx xxxx

Sqn Ldr O D Wright

xx xxx xxxx

Sqn Ldr M W Leaming

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr O D Wright

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr J A Goodbourn

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr P O Lloyd MBE

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr S N Garden BSc MA RAF

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr W A W James MBE MA RAF

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr A D Bastable MA RAF

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr S Mackmin

xx xxx 2009

Wg Cdr Sue Jarvis

xx xxx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found

xx xxx 2015

DB

 

 

No 203 Squadron

 1 Sep 1914

Sqn Cdr R Bell-Davies

xx xxx 1915

Sqn Cdr Arthur M Longmore; later ACM

xx Aug 1914

Wing Cdr Charles R Samson; later A/Cdre

xx Oct 1914

Sqn Cdr S D A Grey ?

xx xxx 1915

Sqn Cdr R Bell Davies VC ?

xx May 1915

Capt W L Elder ?

 5 Nov 1916

Flt Cdr/Sqn Cdr R F Mulock

xx Oct 1917

Sqn Cdr L S Breadner

23 Jan 1918

Sqn Cdr/Maj Raymond Collishaw  DSO, DSC; later AVM

21 Oct 1918

Maj T F Hazell DSO MC

24 Mar 1919

?

21 Jan 1920

DB

 1 Mar 1920

?

15 Mar 1921

Flt Lt Joseph S T Fall DSC, AFC

 1 Oct 1921

Flt Lt Leonard H Slatter OBE, DSC, DFC; later AM

 1 Apr 1923

DB

 1 Jan 1929

Gp Capt Henry R Busteed OBE, AFC; later A/Cdre

25 Feb 1929

Wg Cdr Thomas E B Howe AFC; later A/Cdre

 6 Feb 1931

Wg Cdr William L Welsh DSC, AFC; later AM

26 Sep 1933

Gp Capt Richard E Saul DFC; later AVM

20 Mar 1936

Gp Capt William B Callaway AFC; later AVM

23 Oct 1937

Gp Capt R H Kershaw

xx Aug 1939

Sqn Ldr M Q Chandler

xx Oct 1940

Sqn Ldr James R Scarlett-Streatfield; later AVM

xx Aug 1940

Sqn Ldr A L H Solano

xx Feb 1941

Wg Cdr D C Smith

xx May 1941

Wg Cdr James R Scarlett-Streatfield; later AVM

xx Aug 1941

Wg Cdr Arthur F Johnson DFC; later A/Cdre

xx Jul 1942

Wg Cdr E B Grace

xx Mar 1943

Wg Cdr E Tennant DFC

xx Oct 1943

Wg Cdr C A Masterman OBE, AFC

xx Jul 1944

Wg Cdr Leslie Fox DSO, DFC; later A/Cdre

xx Jul 1945

Wg Cdr G R Brady OBE

xx xxx 1945

Wg Cdr J K Fleetwood DSO

xx Sep 1946

Sqn Ldr P H Stembridge DFC, AFC

xx Nov 1947

Sqn Ldr Peter H Cribb DSO*, DFC; later A/Cdre

xx Mar 1949

Sqn Ldr J F Carrick

xx Jan 1950

Sqn Ldr C S Johnson DFC

xx Dec 1950

Sqn Ldr A P Dent DSO, DFC

xx Dec 1952

Sqn Ldr T W Horton DSO, DFC

xx Jan 1955

Sqn Ldr A W Barwood DFC

 1 Sep 1956

DB

 1 Nov 1958

Wg Cdr H R Kerr MBE

xx Apr 1960

Wg Cdr W E Hamilton DFC

xx Jul 1962

Wg Cdr D C S Saunders OBE, AFC

xx Aug 1964

Wg Cdr K J Barratt

xx Jun 1966

Wg Cdr W L Smyth

xx Sep 1966

Wg Cdr J Fennell MBE, AFC

xx Nov 1968

Wg Cdr R G Bowyer

xx Nov 1971

Wg Cdr A J Freeborn

xx May 1974

Wg Cdr G A King

xx Jan 1975

Wg Cdr G K Peasley

xx Sep 1976

Wg Cdr J H Carter

31 Dec 1977

DB

16 Oct 1996

Wg Cdr M Williams

xx Oct 1999

Wg Cdr S Turner

xx xxx 2001

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

xx xxx xxxx

Sqn Ldr N Pollard (2007)

No 204 Squadron

24 Mar 1915

?

 3 Aug 1915

Redesignated No 4 Wing RNAS

31 Dec 1916

Reformed from 'A' Sqn, No 5 Wing RNAS

31 Dec 1916

Flt Cdr J C P Wood (temp)

15 Feb 1917

Sqn Cdr J W K Allsop

13 Mar 1917

Sqn Cdr B L Huskisson DSO DSC

 1 Apr 1918

Maj B L Huskisson DSO DSC

27 Jul 1918

Maj Ernest W Norton DSC; later A/Cdre

10 Nov 1918

Maj L S Breadner

21 Nov 1918

Maj Ernest W Norton DSC; later A/Cdre

10 Dec 1918

Maj P Huskinson DSO DSC

10 Jan 1919

Maj R S Lucy

23 Jan 1919

Capt H B Maund C

31 Dec 1919

DB

1 Feb 1929

Sqn Ldr F H Laurence MC

9 Dec 1930

Sqn Ldr Kenneth B Lloyd AFC, later AVM

1 Jan 1934

Sqn Ldr A W Fletcher DFC, AFC, OBE

1 Oct 1936

Sqn Ldr V P Feather

19 Oct 1937

Wg Cdr Kenneth B Lloyd AFC, later AVM

18 Mar 1940

Wg Cdr E S C Davis OBE, AFC

21 Jul 1940

?

14 Aug 1940

Wg Cdr K F T Pickles

22 May 1941

Wg Cdr D I Coote

28 Feb 1943

Wg Cdr P R Hatfield

24 Mar 1943

Wg Cdr C E V Evison

19 Sep 1943

Wg Cdr H J L Hawkins

17 Aug 1944

Wg Cdr A Frame

12 Jan 1945

Wg Cdr D Michell

1 Aug 1947

Sqn Ldr H S Hartley

15 Jan 1948

Sqn Ldr R A Pegler

22 May 1950

Sqn Ldr L W Davies

1 Oct 1952

Sqn Ldr H H Jenkins

1 Jan 1954

Sqn Ldr G Young

25 Jul 1955

Wg Cdr W Beringer

3 Jun 1957

Wg Cdr A D Dart DSO, DFC

23 Jul 1958

Wg Cdr J C W Weller DFC

1 Jun 1960

Wg Cdr Rex D Roe AFC; later ACM

14 Jun 1962

Wg Cdr C K N Lloyd AFC

1 May 1964

Wg Cdr J J Duncombe AFC

7 Mar 1966

Wg Cdr P Kent MBE

17 Jun 1968

Wg Cdr O G Williams

14 Apr 1969

Wg Cdr E P Wild

1 Apr 1971

Sqn Ldr David E Leppard; later A/Cdre

28 Apr 1972

DB

No 205 Squadron

 2 Aug 1915

Sqn Cdr C E Risk

 6 Sep 1915

Wg Cdr Charles L Lambe; later AVM

xx Jun 1916

Sqn Cdr S D A Grey

31 Dec 1916

Sqn Cdr E T Newton-Clare DSO

15 Jul 1917

Sqn Cdr/Maj S J Goble

22 Aug 1918

Capt John M Mason; later A/Cdre

31 Aug 1918

Maj A J Michell-Clarke

28 Sep 1918

Maj J F Gordon

 2 Nov 1918

Maj J B Elliott

xx xxx 1919

?

22 Jan 1920

DB

15 Apr 1920

Flt Lt Edward G Hopcraft DSC

16 Mar 1920

Sqn Ldr David G Donald DFC, AFC; later AM

xx xxx xxxx

Sqn Ldr Rene M Bayley DFC

1 Apr 1923

DB

 8 Jan 1929

Sqn Ldr Gerald E Livock DFC, AFC

17 Jan 1931

Wg Cdr Arthur C Wright AFC; later A/Cdre

xx Dec 1932

Sqn Ldr Bernard McEntegart; later AVM

 2 Jan 1933

Wg Cdr Edward J P Burling DSC, DFC, AFC

xx Dec 1933

Sqn Ldr Bernard McEntegart; later AVM

xx Feb 1934

Sqn Ldr Kenneth B Lloyd AFC, later AVM

 2 Mar 1934

Wg Cdr Charles L Scott DSC

 6 Mar 1936

Sqn Ldr Kenneth B Lloyd AFC, later AVM

xx Nov 1936

Sqn Ldr Alick C Stevens; later AM

xx Jan 1937

Sqn Ldr A W Bates

 5 Feb 1937

Wg Cdr Percy E Maitland MVO, AFC; later AVM

21 Jan 1939

Wg Cdr Albert F Lang MBE, AFC; later AVM

xxAug 1939

Sqn Ldr R B Connall

xx Oct 1939

Wg Cdr Albert F Lang MBE, AFC; later AVM

xx Dec 1939

Wg Cdr R B Connall

xx Mar 1941

Wg Cdr L W Burgess

xx Oct 1941

Wg Cdr R B Connall

31 Mar 1942

DB

23 Jul 1942

Wg Cdr M D Thunder

xx Aug 1943

Wg Cdr N McLelland OBE

xx Feb 1945

Wg Cdr R J Freeman DFC

xx Dec 1945

Wg Cdr R C O Lovelock DFC

xx Mar 1946

Wg Cdr H J A Thewles OBE

xx May 1946

Wg Cdr J H Dunn

xx Aug 1947

Wg Cdr A J Mason DFC

xx Feb 1948

Sqn Ldr C M Owen

xx Feb 1950

Sqn Ldr J E Proctor DFC

xx Feb 1952

Sqn Ldr J T Ormston DFC

xx Dec 1953

Sqn Ldr D J G Norton

xx Jul 1955

Wg Cdr A F Fegen

xx Feb 1958

Wg Cdr R A N McReady OBE

xx Apr 1960

Wg Cdr B A Templeman-Rooke DSO, DFC

xx Oct 1961

Wg Cdr A E Harkness AFC

xx xxx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr R A Pendry AFC

31 Oct 1971

DB

No 206 Squadron

31 Dec 1916

Act Sqn Cdr J J Petre DSC

14 Apr 1917

Sqn Cdr Charles D Breese; later AVM

27 Aug 1917

DB

 1 Nov 1917

Sqn Cdr Charles D Breese; later AVM

 1 Jan 1918

Sqn Cdr/Maj C T Maclaren

23 May 1919

Maj George R M Reid DSO, MC*; later AVM

 1 Feb 1920

redesignated as No 47 Sqn

15 Jun 1936

?

15 Jun 1936

Sqn Ldr A H Love

13 Jul 1936

Wg Cdr Francis J Vincent DFC; later A/Cdre

2 Oct 1936

Wg Cdr H O Long

 3 May 1938

Sqn Ldr H H Martin

 3 May 1938

Wg Cdr J L Findley RNZAF

 1 Sep 1938

Sqn Ldr H H Martin

 9 Jan 1939

Sqn Ldr/Wg Cdr Narborough H D'Aeth; later AVM

17 Jun 1940

Wg Cdr John Constable-Roberts; later A/Cdre

20 Mar 1941

Wg Cdr C D Candy RAAF

12 Jul 1941

Wg Cdr A F Hards

12 Jun 1942

Wg Cdr H D Cooke

30 Jun 1942

Wg Cdr J R S Romanes DFC

16 May 1943

Wg Cdr Ronald B Thomson DSO; later AVM

23 Apr 1944

Wg Cdr A de V Leach DFC

 9 Jan 1944

Wg Cdr J P Selby

24 Jul 1945

Wg Cdr T W T McComb OBE

25 Apr 1946

DB

17 Nov 1947

Sqn Ldr F C Blackmore

xx Mar 1948

Sqn Ldr J C Blair

xx Jul 1948

Sqn Ldr E Moody

31 Aug 1949

DB

1 Dec 1949

Sqn Ldr E A Rockliffe

xx Feb 1950

Sqn Ldr J D Beresford

20 Feb 1950

DB

27 Sep 1952

Sqn Ldr J D Beresford

xx Dec 1954

Sqn Ldr E K Paine

xx Apr 1956

Wg Cdr J E Preston

xx Apr 1958

Wg Cdr R T Billett

xx Jul 1960

Wg Cdr John E Bazalgette DFC; later A/Cdre

xx Jun 1962

Wg Cdr E R Locke OBE

xx Oct 1964

Wg Cdr H R Williams

xx Aug 1966

Wg Cdr S G Nunn OBE, DFC

xx Oct 1968

Wg Cdr D R Dewar

xx May 1970

Wg Cdr J Wild

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr M J W Pierson MBE

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr J Wild

xx xxx 1972

Names for this period have not yet been found

xx Apr 1979

Wg Cdr R C McKinlay

xx xxx xxxx

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

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr Robert W Joseph; later A/Cdre

xx Jul 1994

Wg Cdr Stuart D Butler; later AVM

xx xxx 1999

Wg Cdr T Cross

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr R Noel (until disbandment in 2005)

 1 Apr 2005

DB

 1 Apr 2009

Wg Cdr R Humphries

xx xxx 2010

Wg Cdr S Seymour-Dale

No 207 Squadron

xx Dec 1916

Sqn Cdr Christopher L Courtney; later ACM

 5 Apr 1917

Sqn Cdr J W K Allsop

27 Jun 1917

Sqn Cdr John T Babington; later AM Sir John Tremayne

 1 Jan 1918

Sqn Cdr H A Buss

20 Feb 1918

Sqn Cdr H Stanley-Adams DSC

24 May 1918

Maj G L Thomson

26 Jul 1918

Maj T A Batchelor

 7 Aug 1918

Maj G R Elliott DSO

 5 Jun 1919

Maj M H B Nethersole

20 Jan 1920

DB

1 Feb 1920

Sqn Ldr Arthur W Tedder; later MRAF

24 Jul 1923

Sqn Ldr Vivian Gaskell-Blackburn DSC, AFC

20 Jan 1926

Sqn Ldr John B Graham MC, AFC

28 Nov 1928

Sqn Ldr Edward A Beaulah

28 Mar 1931

Sqn Ldr John W Woodhouse DSO, MC

15 Sep 1933

Sqn Ldr Grahame G Dawson; later AVM

 6 Feb 1935

Sqn Ldr Robert J Rodwell; later A/Cdre

14 Mar 1936

Sqn Ldr J W Lissett

 6 Aug 1938

Sqn Ldr J N D Anderson

19 Apr 1940

DB

 1 Nov 1940

Wg Cdr Noel C Hyde CBE; later A/Cdre

 9 Apr 1941

Sqn Ldr C J D Kydd [Temp]

30 Apr 1941

Wg Cdr J N D Anderson OBE

21 May 1941

Wg Cdr K P Lewis

10 Oct 1941

Wg Cdr C Fothergill

28 May 1941

Wg Cdr F R Jefffs AFC

 7 Dec 1942

Wg Cdr F G L Bain

10 Dec 1942

Wg Cdr Thomas A B Parselle; later AVM

29 May 1943

Wg Cdr P N Jennings

26 Feb 1944

Wg Cdr V J Wheeler DFC*

24 Mar 1944

Wg Cdr J F Grey DSO, DFC

16 Oct 1944

Wg Cdr H R Black AFC

18 Apr 1946

Names for this period have not yet been found

 1 Mar 1950

DB

 4 Jun 1951

Names for this period have not yet been found

27 Mar 1956

DB

 1 Apr 1956

Wg Cdr D D Haig DSO, DFC

xx xxx 1957

Wg Cdr C P N Newman OBE, DFC

xx xxx 1959

Wg Cdr William D Robertson; later A/Cdre

xx xxx 1961

Wg Cdr W E Matin

xx xxx 1963

Wg Cdr Alan D Dick AFC, MA; later A/Cdre

xx xxx 1964

Wg Cdr J F Stewart

xx Mar 1965

Flt Lt B A Sherlock

xx Apr 1965

Flt Lt M J A Bryett

 1 May 1965

DB

 3 Feb 1969

Names for this period have not yet been found

30 Jun 1984

DB

xx Jul 2002

Names for this period have not yet been found

13 Jan 2012

DB

No 208 Squadron

25 Oct 1916

Flt Cdr/Sqn Cdr Geoffrey R Bromet DSO, later AVM

27 Oct 1917

Sqn Cdr C Draper DSC

 1 Apr 1918

Maj C Draper DSC

14 Jan 1919

Maj Harry G Smart; later AVM

 7 Nov 1919

DB

 1 Feb 1920

?

 1 Feb 1920

Sqn Ldr William J M Guilfoyle OBE, MC; later A/Cdre

17 Feb 1922

Sqn Ldr Augustine ap Ellis

xx Nov 1923

Wg Cdr A C Winter

xx Mar 1924

Sqn Ldr Harold M Probyn DSO; later A/Cdre

xx Dec 1925

Sqn Ldr Archibald S C S MacLaren OBE, MC, DFC, AFC

26 Feb 1927

Sqn Ldr Victor E Lindop

29 Mar 1930

Sqn Ldr Maurice Moore OBE

 1 Apr 1933

Sqn Ldr John W Jones; later ACM

29 Sep 1934

Sqn Ldr Arthur H Flower

 4 Dec 1936

Sqn Ldr William A D Brook; later AVM

19 Nov 1938

Sqn Ldr G N J Stanley-Turner

xx Apr 1940

Sqn Ldr R A Sprague

xx Dec 1940

Sqn Ldr J R Wilson

xx Oct 1941

Sqn Ldr L G Burnard DFC

xx Jun 1942

Wg Cdr J K Rogers

xx Sep 1942

Wg Cdr M A Johnson DFC

xx Sep 1943

Wg Cdr E P H Wheeler

xx Jan 1944

Lt Col J P D Blaauw DFC

xx Mar 1945

Wg Cdr J B A Fleming OBE

xx Oct 1945

Sqn Ldr J F Norton DFC

xx Feb 1946

Sqn Ldr R T Llewellyn DFM

xx Jun 1946

Sqn Ldr F J Roder

xx May 1947

Sqn Ldr C F Ambrose DFC

xx Jul 1948

Sqn Ldr J M Morgan

xx Nov 1950

Sqn Ldr F V Morello

xx May 1953

Sqn Ldr T F Neil

xx Nov 1955

Sqn Ldr J N Thorne

xx Jan 1958

Sqn Ldr Sqn Ldr J H Granville-White

31 Mar 1959

DB

 1 Apr 1959

Sqn Ldr R Ramiraz

xx Apr 1961

Sqn Ldr M Goodfellow

xx Mar 1963

Sqn Ldr G N Lewis AFC

xx Apr 1965

Names for this period have not yet been found

10 Sep 1971

DB

 1 Jul 1974

Wg Cdr R F Rogers

27 Nov 1976

Wg Cdr P G Pinney MVO

15 Jun 1979

Wg Cdr Graham R Pitchfork MBE BA; later A/Cdre

 4 Dec 1981

Wg Cdr Ben C Laite; later A/Cdre

31 Mar 1984

DB

  6 Jul 1984

Wg Cdr Jonathan A F Ford; later A/Cdre

 6 Mar 1987

Wg Cdr B S Mahaffey BA

 9 Sep 1989

Wg Cdr A W Cope MBE AFC

27 Mar 1992

Wg Cdr N M Huckins MBE BSc

 1 Apr 1994

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

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr N Clifford

xx xxx 2006

Wg Cdr R G Kelly

xx xxx 2013

Wg Cdr N Gatenby

xx xxx 2015

Wg Cdr C Kidd

No 209 Squadron

 1 Feb 1917

Sqn Cdr H Fawcett

23 Aug 1917

Sqn Cdr T C Vernon

15 Sep 1917

Sqn Cdr Ernest W Norton DSC; later A/Cdre

31 Jan 1918

Sqn Cdr/Maj C H Butler DSO DSC

 6 May 1918

Maj John O Andrews DSO, MC; later AVM

12 Sep 1918

Maj T F N Gerrard DSC

18 Nov 1918

Maj R F Redpath

24 Jun 1919

DB

15 Jan 1930

Sqn Ldr John H O Jones

xx Aug 1930

Wg Cdr C G Tucker

16 Apr 1931

Wg Cdr Edward J P Burling DSC, DFC, AFC

16 Jan 1930

Sqn Ldr John H O Jones

xx Sep 1932

Sqn Ldr Herbert M Massey MC; later A/Cdre

10 May 1934

Wg Cdr Gerald E Livock DFC, AFC

23 Dec 1935

Wg Cdr Claude R Cox OBE, AFC; later A/Cdre

21 Sep 1936

Wg Cdr G W Bentley DFC

15 Jan 1938

Wg Cdr C L Scott DSC

25 Jul 1938

Sqn Ldr W G Abrams

16 Jan 1939

Wg Cdr Cecil G WigglesworthAFC; later A/Cdre

xx Jun 1940

Wg Cdr J E M Bainbridge

xx Feb 1941

Wg Cdr T J MacDermot

xx Nov 1941

Wg Cdr Frederick R Drew; later A/Cdre

xx Dec 1942

Wg Cdr John Barraclough DFC, AFC; later ACM

xx May 1943

Wg Cdr G E Wallace (KIA 20 Aug 1943)

xx Aug 1943

Wg Cdr J T D Rivell

xx Apr 1944

Wg Cdr David B Fitzpatrick OBE, AFC*; later A/Cdre

xx Sep 1944

Wg Cdr P R Woodward DFC

xx May 1946

Lt Col H J T Sheldon SAAF

xx Nov 1946

Wg Cdr L M Lawes

xx xxx 1947

Sqn Ldr P R Hatfield DFC

xx xxx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found

 1 Jan 1955

DB

 1 Nov 1958

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

xx xxx 1960

Sqn Ldr J Cartwright MBE

31 Dec 1968

DB

No 210 Squadron

12 Feb 1917

Sqn Cdr Charles D Breese; later AVM

21 Apr 1917

Sqn Cdr B C Bell DSO DSC

28 Sep 1917

Act Sqn Cdr R F Redpath

 1 Oct 1917

Sqn Cdr/Maj B C Bell DSO DSC

 8 Jan 1919

Capt F C Gorringe

xx Feb 1919

Capt A W Carter DSC

24 Jun 1919

DB

 1 Feb 1920

Sqn Ldr J A G de Courcy

xx Apr 1920

Sqn Ldr Conway W H Pulford; later AVM

xx Sep 1920

Wg Cdr Napier J Gill OBE, MC; later A/Cdre

 1 Apr 1923

DB

11 Apr 1931

Wg Cdr Robert Leckie DSO, DSC, DFC; later AVM

21 Mar 1933

Wg Cdr Arthur T Harris; later MRAF

xx Jul 1933

Wg Cdr R H Kershaw

xx May 1934

Sqn Ldr Albert F Lang; later AVM

14 Oct 1935

Wg Cdr W N Plenderlieth

xx Dec 1938

Sqn Ldr G A Bolland

10 Jan 1939

Wg Cdr W J Daddo-Langlois

xx Jan 1940

Wg Cdr Francis J Fressanges; later AM

xx Jan 1941

Wg Cdr Gareth G Barrett; later A/Cdre

xx Nov 1941

Wg Cdr Walter H Hutton; later A/Cdre

xx Jun 1942

Wg Cdr H B Johnson

xx Jan 1943

Wg Cdr C H Brandon

xx Nov 1943

Wg Cdr S R Gibbs DFC

31 Dec 1943

DB

 1 Jan 1944

Wg Cdr P H Allington

xx Mar 1944

Wg Cdr L W Burgess

xx Oct 1944

Sqn Ldr Smallman

xx Nov 1944

Wg Cdr R W Whittome

 4 Jun 1945

DB

 1 Jun 1946

Sqn Ldr A Henderson AFC

xx Jan 1947

Sqn Ldr F G Paisley DFC

xx Oct 1947

Sqn Ldr William D Hodgkinson DFC, AFC; later ACM

xx Apr 1949

Sqn Ldr P R Casement DSO, DFC

xx Jun 1951

Sqn Ldr P J Cundy

xx Nov 1951

Sqn Ldr E F J Odoire DFC, AFC

xx Aug 1952

Sqn Ldr H H Eccles

xx Jan 1954

Sqn Ldr H R Kerr OBE

xx Dec 1955

Wg Cdr J L Nunn DFC

31 Jan 1957

DB

 1 Dec 1958

Wg Cdr J F Halton

xx xxx 1961

Wg Cdr A F Carvosso

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr J W King

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr D G F Palmer

xx Oct 1970

Sqn Ldr G Moule

31 Oct 1970

DB

 1 Nov 1970

Sqn Ldr G Moule

15 Nov 1971

DB

No 211 Squadron

8 Mar 1917

Sqn Cdr H G Travers

xx Jun 1917

Sqn Cdr H Stanley-Adams DSC

27 Aug 1917

DB

10 Mar 1918

Sqn Cdr H G Travers

26 May 1918

Maj R Loraine DSO MC

25 Jul 1918

Maj George R M Reid MC*; later AVM

10 Mar 1919

Capt H N Lett

24 Jun 1937

Sqn Ldr R J A Ford

29 Mar 1938

Sqn Ldr Sidney H Ware; later A/Cdre

xx xxx xxxx

?

29 Nov 1938

Sqn Ldr Sidney H Ware; later A/Cdre

xx Feb 1939

Sqn Ldr J W B Judge

xx Jul 1940

Sqn Ldr A R G Bax

xx Sep 1940

Sqn Ldr James R Gordon-Finlayson; later AVM

xx Mar 1941

Sqn Ldr R J C Nedwill

xx Mar 1941

Sqn Ldr A T Irvine

xx Apr 1941

Sqn Ldr K C V D Dundas

xx May 1941

Sqn Ldr A S B Blomfield

xx Jul 1941

Wg Cdr D C R Macdonald

xx Jan 1942

Wg Cdr Robert N Bateson; later AVM

19 Feb 1942

DB

14 Aug 1943

?

xx Oct 1943

Sqn Ldr J E S Hill

xx Oct 1943

Wg Cdr P E Meagher

xx Aug 1944

Sqn Ldr J S R Muller–Rowland

xx Oct 1944

Sqn Ldr H E Martineau

xx Dec 1944

Sqn Ldr R N Dagnall

xx Jan 1945

Wg Cdr R C O Lovelock

xx Aug 1945

Wg Cdr D L Harvey

15 Mar 1946

DB

No 212 Squadron

 1 Jul 1917

Sqn Cdr Ernest W Norton DSC; later A/Cdre

15 Sep 1917

Sqn Cdr A R Arnold

 3 Jan 1918

?

 1 Apr 1918

DB

20 Aug 1918

Maj E Cadbury DSC DFC

xx xxx 1918

Lt  R E Keys DFC

 1 Feb 1920

DB

10 Feb 1940

Names for this period have not yet been found

18 Jun 1940

DB

22 Oct 1942

Wg Cdr Richard T Gething AFC; later A/Cdre

xx Oct 1943

Wg Cdr H A B Porteous

 1 Jul 1945

DB

No 213 Squadron

3 Jul 1917

Maj Ronald Graham DSO, DSC; later AVM

21 Nov 1918

Maj A G Tayler

31 Dec 1918

DB

3 May 1937

Sqn Ldr John H Edwardes Jones; later AM

27 May 1940

Sqn Ldr Hector D McGregor DSO; later AM

25 Aug 1940

Sqn Ldr D S MacDonald

14 Nov 1941

Sqn Ldr R Lockhart

16 Jan 1942

Sqn Ldr G V W Kettlewell

18 May 1942

Sqn Ldr M H Young DFC

12 Oct 1942

Sqn Ldr P Olver

1 Jan 1943

Sqn Ldr V C Woodward DFC

24 Aug 1943

Sqn Ldr S R Whiting DFC

16 Sep 1944

Sqn Ldr C S Vos DFC

17 Dec 1944

Sqn Ldr P E Vaughan-Fowler DFC*

17 Jan 1946

Sqn Ldr R S Nash DFC

4 Nov 1946

Sqn Ldr M C Wells

2 Jan 1947

Sqn Ldr D C Colebrook

18 Mar 1948

Sqn Ldr P J Kelley DFC

18 Apr 1949

Sqn Ldr D J A Roe DSO, DFC

14 Sep 1951

Sqn Ldr D M Finn, DFC

31 Mar 1954

Sqn Ldr A J H Kitley

30 Sep 1954

DB

 1 Sep 1955

Wg Cdr H J Dodson AFC

29 Dec 1957

Wg Cdr I R Campbell AFC

10 Aug 1959

Wg Cdr P T Bayley

7 Jun 1961

Wg Cdr S Slater DSO, OBE, DFC*

24 Apr 1964

Wg Cdr R H Arscott

13 Jun 1966

Wg Cdr Thomas E Benson; later A/Cdre

23 May 1968

Wg Cdr M R T Chandler

31 Dec 1969

DB

No 214 Squadron

 9 Dec 1917

Sqn Cdr/Maj Herbert G Brackley DSO, DSC; later A/Cdre

26 Mar 1919

Maj William L Welsh DSC; later AM

xx Jul 1919

Maj Brown

 1 Feb 1920

absorbed by No 216 Sqn

19 Sep 1935

Wg Cdr David F Lucking; later A/Cdre

29 Oct 1937

Wg Cdr O C Bryson MC, DFC, AM

28 Sep 1938

Wg Cdr W Sanderson

xx Feb 1940

Wg Cdr F E Nuttal

xx Oct 1940

Wg Cdr G H Loughnan

xx Mar 1941

Wg Cdr Richard B Jordan DFC; later AM

xx Aug 1941

Wg Cdr G L Cruikshanks

17 Sep 1941

Wg Cdr R D B MacFadden

12 Feb 1942

Wg Cdr E J P Davy

xx Apr 1942

Wg Cdr K D Knocker

15 Jul 1942

Wg Cdr A H Smythe DFC AFC

xx Mar 1943

Wg Cdr M V M Clube

xx Jul 1943

Wg Cdr D J McGlinn

xx Aug 1944

Wg Cdr D D Rogers

xx Mar 1945

Wg Cdr R L Bowes

27 Jul 1945

DB

27 Jul 1945

Names for this period have not yet been found

15 Apr 1946

DB

 5 Nov 1946

Names for this period have not yet been found

30 Dec 1954

DB

15 Jun 1955

Names for this period have not yet been found

 1 Aug 1955

DB

21 Jan 1956

Wg Cdr L H Trent VC, DFC

10 Feb 1958

Wg Cdr Michael J Beetham DFC; later MRAF

xx xxx 1960

Wg Cdr P G Hill

xx xxx 1962

Wg Cdr K Smith DFC

xx xxx 1964

Wg Cdr P B Ma Corkindale

 1 Mar 1965

DB

 1 Jul 1966

Wg Cdr D Mullarkey MBE

10 Jun 1968

Wg Cdr C D Preece AFC

xx Jun 1970

Wg Cdr J R Tucker

12 Jun 1972

Wg Cdr Anthony G Skingsley; later ACM

 5 Jul 1974

Wg Cdr David Parry-Evans; later ACM

11 Jul 1975

Wg Cdr J D Lomas

24 Dec 1976

Sqn Ldr G W Wagstaff

28 Jan 1977

DB

No 215 Squadron

 1 Apr 1918

Maj J F Jones DSC DFC

27 Jul 1918

Maj G L Thomson DSC DFC

 2 Feb 1919

Reduced to cadre

18 Oct 1919

DB

 7 Oct 1935

Flt Lt Douglas J Harrison

xx xxx 1936

?

21 May 1937

Wg Cdr S L Quine

8 Apr 1940

DB

 8 Apr 1940

?

22 May 1940

DB

 9 Dec 1941

Wg Cdr G Warrington

xx Oct 1942

Wg Cdr C A Webster

xx Jun 1943

Wg Cdr D J French

xx Feb 1944

Wg Cdr D H Cross

xx May 1945

Wg Cdr T M Buchanan

15 Feb 1946

DB

 1 Aug 1947

Sqn Ldr E Bell AFC

xx Feb 1948

Sqn Ldr  R M Burns

 1 May 1948

DB

30 Apr 1956

Sqn Ldr J J Woods DFC

xx Sep 1956

Sqn Ldr G F Turner DFC

xx Jul 1958

Sqn Ldr W J Simpson DFC

 1 Sep 1958

DB

 1 May 1963

Wg Cdr A Talbot-Williams

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr ?

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr D Gray

31 Dec 1968

DB

No 216 Squadron

 8 Jan 1918

Sqn Cdr K S Savory

28 Jan 1918

Sqn Cdr H A Buss DSC

 1 Apr 1918

Maj H A Buss DSC

23 Aug 1918

Maj W R Read MC DFC AFC

 5 Mar 1919

Maj H A Buss DSC

xx Jul 1919

Maj W R Read MC DFC AFC

30 Dec 1919

Sqn Ldr Charles H Nicholas; later A/Cdre

 xx xxx 1920

Sqn Ldr William R Read MC, DFC

xx xxx 1921

Sqn Ldr Malcolm Henderson DSO; later AVM

17 Feb 1922

Sqn Ldr Charles O F Modin DSC; later A/Cdre

18 Sep 1924

Wg Cdr Lionel D D McKean OBE; later AVM

 9 Nov 1929

Wg Cdr Edward A B Rice MC; later AVM

26 Apr 1933

Wg Cdr Claud W Mackey

xx xxx 1936

Sqn Ldr Philip H Mackworth DFC; later AVM

11 Jan 1937

Wg Cdr G C Gardiner DSO, DFC

xx May 1940

Wg Cdr S D Chichester

xx Oct 1940

Wg Cdr F J Laine

xx Aug 1941

Wg Cdr G R Howie

xx Jul 1942

Wg Cdr P Ruston

xx Dec1942

Wg Cdr E M Morris

xx Jun 1944

Wg Cdr A L T Naish

xx Nov 1944

Wg Cdr J H Williams AFC

xx Jul 1945

Wg Cdr J E S Morton DFC

xx Aug 1946

Wg Cdr G R Howie DSO

xx Jun 1947

Sqn Ldr R T Mason

xx Sep 1948

Sqn Ldr F Welburn

xx Mar 1951

Sqn Ldr E A Rocliffe

xx Nov 1951

Sqn Ldr Colin M Fell; later A/Cdre

xx Sep 1953

Sqn Ldr W J Swift

xx Jun 1956

Wg Cdr B D Schlick DSO, DFC

xx Oct 1958

Wg Cdr R G Churcher DSO, MVO, DFC

xx Oct 1960

Wg Cdr Norman E Hoad AFC; later AVM

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr D Wright AFC

xx May 1972

Wg Cdr Philip Walker; later A/Cdre

xx Apr 1974

Wg Cdr A R King

xx Jun 1975

Names for this period have not yet been found

30 Dec 1975

DB

 1 Jul 1979

Wg Cdr P G Sturt 

 1 Jul 1980

Wg Cdr Peter J Harding AFC; later AVM

 4 Aug 1980

'DB'

 1 Nov 1984

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

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr R Greene (2002)

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr P Morgan (until 2014)

20 Mar 2014

DB

No 217 Squadron

14 Jan 1918

Sqn Cdr/Maj William L Welsh DSC; later AM

19 Oct 1919

DB

19 Mar 1937

Sqn Ldr/Wg Cdr D d'H Humphreys

xx May 1939

Wg Cdr Arthur P Revington; later A/Cdre

xx Jun 1940

Wg Cdr L H Anderson

xx Jul 1940

Sqn Ldr L B B King

xx Jul 1940

Wg Cdr C  Bolland

xx Mar 1941

Wg Cdr Leslie W C Bower; later AM

xx Jan 1942

Wg Cdr Larkin

xx Feb 1942

Sqn Ldr Taylor DFC, AFC

xx Feb 1942

Wg Cdr S M Boal DFC

xx Apr 1942

Sqn Ldr Taylor DFC, AFC

xx Apr 1942

Wg Cdr W A L Davis

xx Aug 1942

Fg Off C Buckley

xx Oct 1942

Fg Off W E M Price

xx Nov 1942

Wg Cdr A D W Miller

xx Mar 1943

Wg Cdr R J Walker

xx Mar 1944

Wg Cdr J Child

xx Aug 1944

Wg Cdr J G Lingard DFC

xx Aug 1945

Wg Cdr A F Binks DFC

30 Sep 1945

DB

14 Jan 1952

Sqn Ldr M A Ensor DSO, DFC

xx Mar 1954

Sqn Ldr P H Stembridge DFC, AFC

31 Mar 1957

DB

 1 Feb 1958

Names for this period have not yet been found

13 Nov 1959

DB

No 218 Squadron

24 Apr 1918

Maj B S Wemp DFC

28 Dec 1918

Maj C H Hayward

16 Mar 1936

Flt Lt B M Cary

 2 Nov 1936

Sqn Ldr F H Shales

20 Dec 1937

Sqn Ldr L B Duggan

13 Jul 1940

Wg Cdr A R Combe

 2 Feb 1941

Wg Cdr G N Amison

22 Apr 1941

Wg Cdr Herbert J Kirkpatrick; later AVM

 1 Jan 1942

Wg Cdr Paul D Holder; later AM

 1 Sep 1942

Wg Cdr F B M Read

 5 Oct 1942

Wg Cdr O A Morris

28 Mar 1943

Wg Cdr D T Saville

27 Jul 1943

Wg Cdr W G Oldbury

 9 Mar 1944

Wg Cdr R M Fenwick-Wilson

21 Oct 1944

Wg Cdr W J Smith

10 Aug 1945

DB

 1 Dec 1959

Sqn Ldr J C Burch

xx Dec 1961

Sqn Ldr F W Slaughter

23 Aug 1963

DB

No 219 Squadron

22 Jul 1918

Maj G E Livock

xx Jul 1919

?

 7 Feb 1920

DB

 4 Oct 1939

Sqn Ldr Richard L R Atcherley; later AM

xx May 1940

Sqn Ldr J H Little DFC

 4 Feb 1941

Wg Cdr Thomas G Pike DFC*; later MRAF

xx Sep 1941

Wg CdrJ V Wheeler MC, DFC

 xx Jan 1942

Wg Cdr V R Moon AFC

xx Mar 1943

Wg Cdr A D McN Boyd DSO, DFC

xx Aug 1944

Wg Cdr W P Green DSO, DFC (killed in a test flight on 1 Mar 1945)

xx Apr 1945

Wg Cdr B Maitland-Thompson

xx Aug 1945

Wg Cdr Carlisle

xx Oct 1945

Wg Cdr Paine DFC, AFC

xxFeb 1946

Sqn Ldr Peter G K Williamson DFC*; later AVM

 1 Sep 1946

DB

 1 Mar 1951

Sqn Ldr J H V Millington

xx xxx 1952

Sqn Ldr P P Villa

 1 Sep 1954

DB

 5 Sep 1955

Wg Cdr Raymond A Watts; later A/Cdre

31 Jul 1957

DB

22 Oct 1958

Part of the CFE, names for this period have not yet been found

31 Oct 1962

DB

No 220 Squadron

xx Jul 1918

Maj F J E Feeney

xx Oct 1918

Maj John O Andrews DSO, MC; later AVM

 1 May 1919

DB

17 Aug 1936

Sqn Ldr W M M Hurley

 1 Dec 1936

Sqn Ldr F P Smythies

16 Jan 1939

Wg Cdr A H Paull AFC

xx May 1940

Wg Cdr T H Carr DFC, AFC

xx Jul 1941

Wg Cdr C F C Wright DFC

xx Feb 1942

Wg Cdr R T F Gates

xx Sep 1942

Wg Cdr P E Hadow

xx Jan 1944

Wg Cdr James M N PikeDSO, DFC; later A/Cdre

xx Sep 1944

Sqn Ldr R G English

xx Nov 1944

Wg Cdr B O Dias DFC

25 May 1946

DB

24 Sep 1951

Sqn Ldr A E W Laband

xx Oct 1953

Sqn Ldr C W Cornish

xx Nov 1954

Sqn Ldr Cyril B Brown; later A/Cdre

xx Mar 1956

Wg Cdr R E Glover

 1 Oct 1958

DB

22 Jul 1959

Sqn Ldr F R Leatherdale

xx Feb 1962

Sqn Ldr R Henderson

10 Jul 1963

DB

 1 Oct 1963

Shadow designation of MOTU, names for this period have not yet been found

 1 Jul 1970

DB

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