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Squadron Commanding Officers, Nos 241 - 260 Squadrons


[241 Sqn | 242 Sqn | 243 Sqn | 244 Sqn | 245 Sqn | 246 Sqn | 247 Sqn | 248 Sqn | 249 Sqn | 250 Sqn | 251 Sqn | 252 Sqn | 253 Sqn | 254 Sqn | 255 Sqn | 256 Sqn | 257 Sqn | 258 Sqn | 259 Sqn | 260 Sqn]

No 241 Squadron

20 Jun 1918

Maj J K Waugh DSC

18 Jun 1919

DB

25 Sep 1940

Wg Cdr Charles R Lousada; later A/Cdre

xx Aug 1941

Wg Cdr John L Barker; later AVM

xx Jun 1943

Wg Cdr O D E Coe DFC

xx Jan 1944

Sqn Ldr E H C Kee

xx Apr 1944

Sqn Ldr Michael H Le Bas; later AVM

xx Nov 1944

Sqn Ldr A J Radcliffe

xx Jun 1945

Sqn Ldr W R Turkington DSO, DFC*

14 Aug 1945

DB

No 242 Squadron

20 Aug 1918

Maj T W Elsdon

15 May 1919

DB

30 Oct 1939

Sqn Ldr F M Gobeil

xx Jun 1940

Sqn Ldr D R S Badar DSO, DFC

xx Mar 1941

Sqn Ldr W P F Treacy

xx Apr 1941

Sqn Ldr Whitney W Straight MC; later A/Cdre

xx Aug 1941

Sqn Ldr W G Wells

xx Nov 1941

Vacant?

xx Jan 1942

Sqn Ldr R E P Brooker DFC

xx Mar 1942

Sqn Ldr Julian

10 Apr 1942

Sqn Ldr T C Parker

xx Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr D Secretan

xx Mar 1943

Sqn Ldr A Eckford

xx May 1943

Sqn Ldr M C B Boddigton

 4 Nov 1944

DB

15 Nov 1944

Sqn Ldr M C B Boddigton

xx Jan 1945

Wg Cdr Harry Burton DSO; later AM

xx Feb 1945

Wg Cdr D W Balden

xx Dec 1945

Wg Cdr D M Walbourn DSO

xx Aug 1946

Wg Cdr E J Wicht DSO, DFC

xx Jun 1947

Wg Cdr C G S Rowan-Robinson DSO, DFC

xx Dec 1947

Wg Cdr B D Sellick DSO, DFC

xx Jan 1948

Sqn Ldr E W Tarrant DFC

xx Feb 1949

Sqn Ldr Nigel M Maynard DFC, AFC; later ACM

xx Apr 1950

Sqn Ldr J C N Cole

 1 May 1950

DB

 1 Oct 1959

Names for this period have not yet been found

30 Sep 1964

DB

No 243 Squadron

20 Aug 1918

Maj C W Scott

15 Mar 1919

DB

11 Mar 1941

Sqn Ldr G B M Bell

xx Dec 1941

Sqn Ldr F J Howell DFC

30 Jan 1942

DB

 1 Jun 1942

Sqn Ldr A E Johnson

xx Feb 1943

Sqn Ldr J E Walker DFC*

xx Jun 1943

Sqn Ldr E C Mackie DFC

xx Nov 1943

Maj W M Langerman

31 Oct 1944

DB

15 Dec 1944

Names for this period have not yet been found

15 Apr 1946

DB

No 244 Squadron

15 Aug 1918

Maj Harold M Probyn; later A/Cdre

22 Jan 1919

DB

 1 Nov 1940

Sqn Ldr H V Alloway

xx Jan 1942

Sqn Ldr F L Newall

xx Apr 1942

Wg Cdr J E C G F Gyll-Murray

xx xxx 1943

Wg Cdr R C Rotherham DFC

xx Jun 1944

Wg Cdr W H Hankin DFC

xx Mar 1945

Sqn Ldr G Burton

 1 May 1945

DB

No 245 Squadron

20 Aug 1918

Maj F D Till

xx Apr 1919

Maj L F Forbes

19 May 1919

DB

30 Oct 1939

Sqn Ldr F A Tyson

xx Nov 1939

Sqn Ldr E W Whiteley DFC

xx Dec 1940

Sqn Ldr J W C Simpson DFC*

xx Jun 1941

Sqn Ldr W F Blackadder DSO

xx Jul 1942

Sqn Ldr H H B Mould

xx Oct 1942

Sqn Ldr S S Hordern

xx Sep 1943

Sqn Ldr J R Collins DFC*

xx Oct 1944

Sqn Ldr A Zeigbergk DFC

xx Aug 1945

Sqn Ldr A Brees DFC

xx Aug 1945

Sqn Ldr T D Williams DFC

10 Aug 1945

DB

10 Aug 1945

Sqn Ldr M Kellett?

xx xxx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found

30 Jun 1957

DB

21 Aug 1958

Names for this period have not yet been found

19 Apr 1963

DB

No 246 Squadron

15 Aug 1918

Capt G C Deans

18 Dec 1918

Maj M S Simpson

19 May 1919

DB

 5 Aug 1942

?

xx Sep 1942

Wg Cdr L M Laws

30 Apr 1943

DB

11 Oct 1944

Sqn Ldr P H L Barclay

xx Oct 1944

Wg Cdr P A Lombard DFC

xx Sep 1945

Wg Cdr S P Daniels DSO, DFC

xx Nov 1945

Wg Cdr W J Wicht DSO, DFC

xx Jan 1946

Wg Cdr S P Daniels DSO, DFC

xx May 1946

Wg Cdr S G Baggott DFC

xx May 1946

Wg Cdr J J K Fleetwood DSO

16 Oct 1946

DB

No 247 Squadron

20 Aug 1918

Capt A T Barker

22 Jan 1919

DB

 1 Aug 1940

Flt Lt G F Chater

24 Sep 1940

Sqn Ldr P G StG O'Brien DFC

18 May 1942

Sqn Ldr J C Melvill DFC

29 Aug 1943

Sqn Ldr E Haabjoern DFC

19 Jan 1944

Sqn Ldr J R McNair DFC

26 Aug 1944

Sqn Ldr B G Stapleton DFC

25 Dec 1944

Flt Lt B T Tatham [Temp]

24 Jan 1945

Sqn Ldr J H Bryant DFC

 1 Dec 1945

Sqn Ldr C Scott-Vos DFC

18 Dec 1946

Sqn Ldr D M Taylor DFC

17 Nov 1947

Sqn Ldr T Balmforth DFC

18 Jan 1948

Sqn Ldr R W Oxspring DSO, DFC

12 Jul 1948

Sqn Ldr A R T Beddow DFC

5 Jul 1949

Sqn Ldr P E Vaughan-Fowler DSO, DFC

18 May 1951

Sqn Ldr G J Gray DFC

19 Nov 1952

Sqn Ldr H G Pattison DFC

25 Apr 1955

Sqn Ldr L S Laughton OBE

28 Jun 1957

Sqn Ldr R A Carson

31 Dec 1957

DB

 1 Jul 1960

Names for this period have not yet been found

31 Dec 1963

DB

No 248 Squadron

20 Aug 1918

Capt P D Robertson

xx Mar 1919

?

 8 Oct 1919

DB

30 Oct 1939

Sqn Ldr J H Hutchinson

xxMar1940

Sqn Ldr V C F Streatfield

xxJan 1941

Sqn Ldr J J E Coates

xx Mar 1941

Sqn Ldr L B B King

xx Apr 1941

Wg Cdr S G Wise DFC

xx Apr 1942

Wg Cdr E L Hyde DFC

xx May 1942

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

xx Oct 1942

Wg Cdr A Montagu-Smith

xx Jul 1943

Wg Cdr F E Burton DFC

xx Feb 1944

Wg Cdr O J M Barron DFC

xx Apr 1944

Wg Cdr A D Phillips DSO, DFC

xx Jul 1944

Wg Cdr G D Sise DSO, DFC

xx Mar 1945

Wg Cdr Roy K Orrock DFC; later A/Cdre

xx Mar 1945

Wg Cdr H N Jackson-Smith DFC

xx Oct 1945

Wg Cdr J V Hoggarth

 1 Oct 1946

DB

No 249 Squadron

18 Aug 1918

Maj/Lt Col E V S Wilberforce

xx Aug 1919

Maj J E B B MacLean

 8 Oct 1919

DB

16 May 1940

Sqn Ldr John Grandy; later MRAF

xx Dec 1940

Sqn Ldr R A Barton DFC

xx Dec 1941

Sqn Ldr E B Mortimer-Rose

xx Jan 1942

Sqn Ldr H J S Beazley

xx Feb 1942

Sqn Ldr P S Turner DFC

xx Mar 1942

Sqn Ldr Stanley B Grant DFC; later AVM

xx Jun 1942

Sqn Ldr P B Lucas

xx Jul 1942

Sqn Ldr R A Mitchell

xx Jul 1942

Sqn Ldr E N Woods

xx Jan 1943

Sqn Ldr M G McLeod

xx Mar 1943

Sqn Ldr J J Lynch DFC*

xx Jul 1943

Sqn Ldr E N Woods DFC*

xx Dec 1943

Sqn Ldr D A S Colvin

xx Jun 1944

Sqn Ldr J Te Kloot

xx Dec 1944

Sqn Ldr C E Edmondson

xx Jun 1945

Flt Lt T H E B Ashworth

16 Aug 1945

DB

23 Oct 1945

Names for this period have not yet been found

15 Oct 1957

DB

15 Oct 1957

Names for this period have not yet been found

24 Feb 1969

DB

No 250 Squadron

31 May 1918

Maj R E Orton

xx Jun 1918

?

xx Nov 1918

Maj F W Merriman AFC

15 May 1919

DB

 1 Apr 1941

Sqn Ldr J E Scoular DFC

xx Sep 1941

Sqn Ldr Edward J Morris; later A/Cdre

xx Apr 1942

Sqn Ldr M T Judd AFC

xx Nov 1942

Sqn Ldr N P W Hancock

xx Feb 1943

Sqn Ldr G B Johns DFC

xx Aug 1943

Maj S van B Theron

xx Apr 1944

Sqn Ldr G J Black DFC

xx May 1944

Maj  J R R Wells DFC

xx Sep 1944

Sqn Ldr P J B Bagshawe

xx Feb 1945

Maj F K Weingartz DFC

xx Jun 1945

Sqn Ldr P J B Bagshawe DFC

xx Dec 1945

Flt Lt  C J Barrey DFC, AFC, DFM

xx Feb 1946

Sqn Ldr A G Todd DFC

30 Dec 1946

DB

No 251 Squadron

 1 May 1918

Maj J D Maude

xx Aug 1918

?

30 Jun 1919

DB

 1 Aug 1944

Names for this period have not yet been found

30 Oct 1945

DB

No 252 Squadron

 7 May 1918

Maj R M Everett

 8 Oct 1919

DB

21 Nov 1940

?

xx Dec 1940

Sqn Ldr R G Yaxley

25 Jun 1941

DB

14 Nov 1941

Sqn Ldr A G Wincott

xx Sep 1942

Wg Cdr P H Bragg

xx Dec 1942

Wg Cdr P B B Ogilvie DSO, DFC

xx May 1943

Wg Cdr D O Butler

xx Dec 1943

Wg Cdr P H Woodruff DFC

xx Mar 1944

Wg Cdr B G Meharg AFC

xx Jun 1944

Wg Cdr D O Butler

xx Mar 1945

Sqn Ldr A S Hunter

xx Apr 1945

Sqn Ldr C M Price-Owen

xx Nov 1945

Wg Cdr K Gray

xx Apr 1946

Wg Cdr D G Hayward

1 Dec 1946

DB

No 253 Squadron

 7 Jun 1918

Maj A Durston

 5 May 1919

DB

30 Oct 1939

Sqn Ldr E D Elliott

xx May 1940

Sqn Ldr David F W Atcherley; later AVM

xx Jun 1940

Sqn Ldr T P Gleave

xx Aug 1940

Sqn Ldr H M Starr

xx Sep 1940

Sqn Ldr G R Edge DFC

xx Sep 1940

Flt Lt R M B Duke-Wooley

xx Nov 1940

Sqn Ldr P R Walker DFC

xx Nov 1941

Sqn Ldr R F Watts

xx May 1942

Sqn Ldr D S Yapp DFC

xx Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr L H T Barlett

xx Jan 1944

Sqn Ldr H Hopkinson

xx May 1944

Sqn Ldr Paul C Webb; later A/Cdre

xx Sep 1944

Sqn Ldr J R C H Graves

xxAug 1946

Sqn Ldr P G Ottewill GM

16 May 1947

DB

18 Apr 1955

Names for this period have not yet been found

 2 Sep 1957

DB

No 254 Squadron

31 May 1918

Maj F G Andreae

22 Feb 1919

DB

30 Oct 1939

Sqn Ldr P A Hunter

xx Jan 1940

Sqn Ldr G K Fairclough

xx Jul 1940

Sqn Ldr Edwards

xx Jul 1940

Sqn Ldr H V Hoskins

xx Jul 1941

Sqn Ldr G C B Bernard-Smith

xx Jan 1942

Wg Cdr R H McConnell DFC

xx Aug 1942

Wg Cdr R E X Mack DFC

xx Apr 1943

Wg Cdr C S Cooper DFC

xx Sep 1943

Wg Cdr A W D Miller

xx Jan 1944

Wg Cdr R E Burns DFC*

xx Sep 1944

Wg Cdr D L Cartridge DSO, DFC*

xx Mar 1946

Wg Cdr Dinsdale

xx xxx 1946

Sqn Ldr P C Lemon DSO, DFC

xx Aug 1946

Sqn Ldr D T M Lumsden

xx Sep 1946

Wg Cdr G H D Evans DSO, DFC

 1 Oct 1946

DB

 1 Dec 1959

Sqn Ldr D E Liddle

xx Aug 1961

Sqn Ldr E W Beer

xx Nov 1961

Sqn Ldr D A Bailey

23 Aug 1963

DB

No 255 Squadron

11 Jun 1918

Capt R R Soar

 7 Sep 1918?

Maj R G Gould (to at least 3 Nov 1918)

8 Oct 1919

DB

23 Nov 1940

Sqn Ldr R Smith

xx Jun 1941

Wg Cdr J S Bartlett DFC

xx Sep 1941

Wg Cdr C M Windsor

xx Dec 1941

Wg Cdr D P D G Kelly

xx Mar 1943

Wg Cdr J H Player DFC

xx Aug 1943

Wg Cdr H W Eliot DFC

xx Feb 1944

Wg Cdr L W Stewart AFC

xx Nov 1944

Wg Cdr J W R Kempe

xx Jul 1945

Wg Cdr J R H Lewis DFC

30 Apr 1946

DB

No 256 Squadron

30 May 1918 

Maj T F N Gerrard DSC

18 Dec 1918

Maj J C P Wood

xx Jun 1919

DB

23 Nov 1940

Sqn Ldr G H Gatheral

xx Sep 1941

Sqn Ldr E C Deanesty DFC

xx Apr 1942

Wg Cdr J S Adams

xx Oct 1942

Wg Cdr T N Hayes

xx Jun 1943

Wg Cdr G R Park DFC

xx Feb 1944

Wg Cdr P M Dobree-Bell

xx Oct 1944

Wg Cdr H W Eliot DSO, DFC

xx Mar 1945

Wg Cdr H E Tappin DFC

xx Dec 1945

Wg Cdr D Giles DFC

xx Jan 1946

Wg Cdr A P Dottridge DFC

12 Sep 1946

DB

17 Nov 1952

Sqn Ldr A D Hindmarsh AFC

xx xxx 1955

Names for this period have not yet been found

21 Jan 1959

DB

No 257 Squadron

xx Jul 1918

?

xx Dec 1918

Maj H deV Leigh

30 Jun 1919

DB

16 May 1940

Sqn Ldr D W Bayne

xx Jul 1940

Sqn Ldr T Harkness

xx Oct 1940

Sqn Ldr R R S Tuck DFC

xx Jul 1941

Sqn Ldr H P Blatchford DFC

xx Sep 1941

Sqn Ldr F J Soper DFC, DFM

xx Oct 1941

Sqn Ldr R E Drake AFC

xx May 1942

Sqn Ldr Peter G Wykeham-Barnes DFC*; later ACM

xx Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr G A Brown DFC

xx Apr 1943

Sqn Ldr C L C Roberts

xx May 1943

Sqn Ldr P H Lee

xx Jul 1943

Sqn Ldr R H Fokes DFM

xx Jun 1944

Sqn Ldr W C Ahrens

xx Jul 1944

Sqn Ldr W J Johnston DFC*

xx Oct 1944

Sqn Ldr D P Jenkins DFC

xx Jan 1945

Sqn Ldr A G Todd DFC

 5 Mar 1945

DB

 1 Sep 1946

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

xx Aug 1950

Sqn Ldr J W Foster DFC, AFC

xx Aug 1952

?

xx xxx 1954

Maj H N Tanner USAF

31 Mar 1957

DB

 1 Jul 1960

Names for this period have not yet been found

31 Dec 1963

DB

No 258 Squadron

15 Aug 1918

Maj E E Clarke

 5 Mar 1919

DB

22 Nov 1940

Sqn Ldr W G Clouston DFC

xx Sep 1941

Sqn Ldr Cooke

xx Sep 1941

Sqn Ldr Thompson

23 Feb 1942

DB

1 Mar 1942

Sqn Ldr Peter C Fletcher; later ACM

xx Aug 1942

Sqn Ldr R J Walker

xx Mar 1943

Sqn Ldr F G Land

xx Feb 1944

Sqn Ldr Neil Cameron DFC; later MRAF

xx Aug 1945

Sqn Ldr W B Berry

xx Nov 1945

Sqn Ldr D M Finn DFC

31 Dec 1945

DB

No 259 Squadron

xx Jul 1918

?

xx xxx 1918

Capt E J Webster

13 Aug 1919

DB

16 Feb 1943

Wg Cdr W N Bisdee

xx Jan 1944

Sqn Ldr L G Virr

xx Feb 1944

Wg Cdr N L Smith

 1 May 1945

DB

No 260 Squadron

xx Aug 1918

?

22 Feb 1919

DB

22 Nov 1940

Sqn Ldr W B Royce DFC

xx Apr 1941

Sqn Ldr A N Cole

xx Apr 1941

Sqn Ldr Christopher J Mount DFC; later A/Cdre

xx Aug 1941

Sqn Ldr D R Walker

xx Mar 1942

Sqn Ldr O V Hanbury DFC*

xx Jul 1942

Sqn Ldr P P Devenish DFC

xx Nov 1942

Sqn Ldr O V Hanbury DSO, DFC*

xx May 1943

Maj E C Saville

xx Sep 1943

Maj P W Venter

xx Apr 1944

Sqn Ldr L A Malins DFC

xx May 1944

Sqn Ldr D P Jandrell

xx Jul 1944

Sqn Ldr G B Johns DSO, DFC

xx Dec 1944

Sqn Ldr P S Blomfield DFC

xx xxx 1945

Flt Lt R S Brown

19 Aug 1945

DB

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