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Squadron Commanding Officers, Nos No 261 - 299 Squadrons


[No 261 Sqn | No 262 Sqn | No 263 Sqn | No 264 Sqn | No 265 Sqn | No 266 Sqn | No 267 Sqn | No 268 Sqn | No 269 Sqn | 270 Sqn | 271 Sqn | 272 Sqn | 273 Sqn | 274 Sqn | 275 Sqn | 276 Sqn | 277 Sqn | 278 Sqn | 279 Sqn | 280 Sqn| No 281 Sqn | No 282 Sqn | No 283 Sqn | No 284 Sqn | No 285 Sqn | No 286 Sqn | No 287 Sqn | No 288 Sqn | No 289 Sqn | No 290 Sqn | No 291 Sqn | No 292 Sqn | No 293 Sqn | No 294 Sqn | No 295 Sqn | No 296 Sqn | No 297 Sqn | No 298 Sqn | No 299 Sqn]

No 261 Squadron

20 Aug 1918

Capt C L Scott

13 Sep 1919

DB

 2 Aug 1940

Sqn Ldr D W Balden

xx Nov 1940

Sqn Ldr A J Trumble

xx Feb 1941

Sqn Ldr R N Lambert

xx Apr 1941

Sqn Ldr C D Whittingham

12 May 1941

DB

12 Jul 1941

Sqn Ldr E M Mason DFC

xx Jan 1942

Sqn Ldr D R Walker

xx Mar 1942

Sqn Ldr A G Lewis

xx Jun 1942

Sqn Ldr R T P Davidson

xx Aug 1942

Sqn Ldr E G R Downey

xx Jun 1943

Sqn Ldr R N H Courney

xx Dec 1943

Sqn Ldr C F Counter DFC

xx May 1944

Sqn Ldr R E A Mason

xx Dec 1944

Sqn Ldr R H Fletcher

xx Jun 1945

Sqn Ldr J R Graham

25 Sep 1945

DB

No 262 Squadron

29 Sep 1942

?

xx Feb 1943

Wg Cdr G E Wallace

xx May 1943

Wg Cdr K W Garside DFC

xx Dec 1943

Wg Cdr D B Esmonde-White

xx Jul 1944

Lt Col R D Madeley

xx Dec 1944

Wg Cdr E S S Nash DFC, AFC

15 Feb 1945

DB

No 263 Squadron

27 Sep 1918

?

16 May 1919

DB

 2 Oct 1939

Sqn Ldr J W Donaldson, DSO, AFC

10 Jun 1940

Sqn Ldr Henry Eeles; later A/Cdre

xx Dec 1940

Sqn Ldr Munro

xx Feb 1941

Sqn Ldr A H Donaldson, DFC, AFC

xx Aug 1941

Sqn Ldr T P Pugh, DFC

xx Feb 1942

Sqn Ldr R S Woodward, DFC

11 Dec 1942

Sqn Ldr G B Warnes, DSO, DFC

xx Jun 1943

Sqn Ldr E R Baker, DSO, DFC*

xx Dec 1943

Sqn Ldr G B Warnes, DSO, DFC

25 Feb 1944

Sqn Ldr H A C Gonay

xx Jun 1944

Sqn Ldr R D Rutter, DFC

xx Jan 1945

Sqn Ldr M T S Rumbold, DFC*

30 Aug 1945

DB

30 Aug 1945

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

xx xxx xxxx

Sqn Ldr R Aytoun

xx xxx 1956

Sqn Ldr D Fitzgerald

 2 Jul 1958

DB

 1 Jun 1959

Names for this period have not yet been found

30 Jun 1963

DB

No 264 Squadron

29 Sep 1918

Maj R M Field

 1 Mar 1919

DB

30 Oct 1939

Sqn Ldr Stephen H Hardy; later A/Cdre

24 Mar 1940

Sqn Ldr P A Hunter DSO

29 Aug 1940

Sqn Ldr George D Garvin; later A/Cdre

xx Nov 1940

Sqn LdrA T D Sanders DFC

16 Jun 1941

Sqn Ldr Philip J Sanders DFC; later A/Cdre

18 Dec 1941

Sqn Ldr C A Cooke

14 May 1942

Wg Cdr  H M Kerr DFC

24 Jun 1943

Wg Cdr W J Alington

24 Apr 1944

Wg Cdr E S Smith DFC

26 Jun 1945

Wg Cdr E G Barwell DFC*

25 Aug 1945

DB

20 Nov 1945

Wg Cdr V R Snell

xx Jan 1946

Sqn Ldr R D Doleman DSO, DFC

xx Jul 1946

Sqn Ldr R J H Roberts

xx Jan 1948

Sqn Ldr W Stewart

xx Jan 1950

Sqn Ldr W F Thomas

xx Jan 1950

Sqn Ldr  J Lomas DFC, AFC

xx Jul 1953

Sqn Ldr H M Tudor DFC, AFC

xx Dec 1955

Wg Cdr J C Forbes DFM

30 Sep 1957

DB

 1 Dec 1958

Names for this period have not yet been found

30 Nov 1962

DB

No 265 Squadron

11 Mar 1943

Wg Cdr H J Hobbs

xx Jan 1944

Wg Cdr J W Louw DFC

xx Feb 1945

Lt Col Sheldon

 1 May 1945

DB

No 266 Squadron

27 Sep 1918

?

 1 Feb 1919

Capt J A Sadler

 1 Sep 1919

DB

30 Oct 1939

Sqn Ldr J W A Hunnard

xx Jul 1940

Sqn Ldr R L Wilkinson

xx Aug 1940

Sqn Ldr D G H Spencer

xx Sep 1940

Sqn Ldr Patrick G Jameson DFC; later A/Cdre

xx Jun 1941

Sqn Ldr Tristram B de la P Beresford; later A/Cdre

xx Oct 1941

Sqn Ldr C L Green DFC

xx Jul 1943

Sqn Ldr A S Macintyre

xx Aug 1943

Sqn Ldr P W L Lefevre

xx Mar 1944

Sqn Ldr J W E Holmes

xx Jul 1944

Sqn Ldr J D Wright

xx Oct 1944

Sqn Ldr J H Deall

xxMar 1945

Sqn Ldr R A G Sheward

 6 Aug 1945

DB

 1 Sep 1946

Sqn Ldr J A Plagis DSO, DFC*

xx Dec1947

Sqn Ldr D L Harvey

11 Feb 1949

DB

14 Jul 1952

Sqn Ldr Colin W Coulthard; later AVM

xx xxx 1954

?

16 Nov 1957

DB

 1 Dec 1959

Sqn Ldr G Middlebrook

30 Jun 1964

DB

No 267 Squadron

27 Sep 1918

Maj A E Pettingell

29 May 1919

Sqn Ldr E Osmond CBE

27 Oct 1920

Sqn Ldr W G Sitwell

16 May 1921

Sqn Ldr P A Shepherd

xx xxx xxxx

Flt Lt ?

 1 Apr 1923

DB

20 Aug 1940

Wg Cdr C S Wynne-Eaton DSO

xx Jul 1942

Wg Cdr J A P Harrison

xx Aug 1942

Wg Cdr J P S Smith

xx Oct 1942

Wg Cdr C S Wynne-Eaton DSO

xx Feb 1943

Wg Cdr E W Whittaker DFC

xx May 1943

Wg Cdr A N Francombe MBE

xx Mar 1945

Wg Cdr W S Hilary DFC, DFM

xx Aug 1945

Wg Cdr R A R Chalmers

21 Jul 1946

DB

15 Feb 1954

Sqn Ldr M E J Hickmott

xx xxx 1955

Sqn Ldr T W G Godfrey DFC

xx xxx 1957

Sqn Ldr M L Hamilton

 1 Nov 1958

DB

 1 Nov 1962

Wg Cdr A Steedman

xx xxx xxxx

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

xx Dec 1968

Wg Cdr S A Price

30 Jun 1970

DB

No 268 Squadron

27 Sep 1918

Maj A M Cave

11 Oct 1919

DB

30 Sep 1940

Wg Cdr P de G H Seymour

xx Dec 1940

Wg Cdr A F Anderson DFC

xx Nov 1942

Wg Cdr P W A Dudgeon DFC

xx Apr 1943

Wg Cdr C W M Ling

xx Jun1943

Sqn Ldr A G Pallot

xx xxx 1943

Sqn Ldr A S Mann DFC

xx xxx 1945

Sqn Ldr C T P Stephenson DFC*

1 Oct 1945

DB

16 Oct 1945

Names for this period have not yet been found

31 Mar 1946

DB

No 269 Squadron

 6 Oct 1918

Maj P L Holmes DSC

xx Sep 1919

Flt Lt H Stewart

xx Oct 1919

Sqn Ldr Kenneth C Buss; later A/Cdre

15 Nov 1919

DB

 7 Dec 1936

Sqn Ldr J A Dixon

22 May 1937

Sqn Ldr Norman S Allinson; later AVM

23 Jul 1938

Wg Cdr H W Evens

xx Jun 1939

Wg Cdr Frederick L Pearce DSO, DFC; later A/Cdre

xx Aug 1940

Wg Cdr R A McMurtrie DSO, DFC

xx Jul 1941

Wg Cdr M H Kelly

xx Mar 1942

Wg Cdr J G Davis

xx Feb 1943

Wg Cdr J Riley

xx Dec 1943

Wg Cdr R H Warcup

xx Dec 1944

Wg Cdr G A B Cooper

xx May 1945

Wg Cdr H C Bailey

xx Jan 1946

Wg Cdr J S Dinsdale DSO, DFC

10 Mar 1946

DB

 1 Jan 1952

Sqn Ldr G F Morley-Mower DFC

xx Mar 1952

Sqn Ldr E D Pennington AFC

xx May 1954

Sqn Ldr J Quinn DFC

xx Aug 1955

Sqn Ldr P Norton-Smith

xx Nov 1956

Sqn Ldr A P Morgan

 1 Dec 1958

DB

22 Jul 1959

Sqn Ldr T A Dicks

xx Jun 1961

Sqn Ldr P Edelsten

24 May 1963

DB

No 270 Squadron

 6 Oct 1918

Maj E J Hodsoll

15 Sep 1919

DB

12 Nov 1942

Names for this period have not yet been found

30 Jun 1945

DB

No 271 Squadron

27 Sep 1918

?

 9 Dec 1918

DB

 1 May 1940

Sqn Ldr B V Robinson

xx Sep 1940

Wg Cdr J N Glover

xx Mar 1943

Wg Cdr K J D Dickson AFC

xx Sep 1943

Wg Cdr M Booth

xx Jan 1945

Lt Col J S Joubert AFC

xx Aug 1945

Wg Cdr P Peters DFC

 1 Dec 1946

DB

No 272 Squadron

15 Aug 1918

Maj T V Lister

 5 Mar 1919

DB

18 Nov 1940

Sqn Ldr A W Fletcher DFC*

xx Oct 1941

Wg Cdr R C Yaxley DSO, MC, DFC

xx Feb 1942

Sqn Ldr Moggarth

xx Feb 1942

Sqn Ldr Lydall

xx Mar 1942

Sqn Ldr C V Ogden

xx Sep 1942

Wg Cdr J M White

xx Oct 1942

Sqn Ldr A Watson DSO, DFC

xx Nov 1942

Wg Cdr J K Buchanan DSO, DFC*

xx Jun 1943

Wg Cdr W A Wild

xx Jan 1944

Wg Cdr D H Lowe

xx Sep 1944

Wg Cdr G R Park DFC

xx Nov 1944

Wg Cdr R N Lambert DFC

xx Dec 1944

Sqn Ldr R K H Johnston DFC

xx Feb 1945

Sqn Ldr A J Mottram DFC

xx Mar 1945

Wg Cdr J R H Lewis DFC

30 Apr 1945

DB

No 273 Squadron

xx Aug 1918

Maj A S Maskell

xx Jan 1919

?

 5 Jun 1919

DB

 1 Aug 1939

Names for this period have not yet been found

xx Apr 1942

Sqn Ldr A N Constantine

xx Jun 1943

Sqn Ldr R C Graves

xx Dec 1943

Sqn Ldr C S Courtney-Clarke

xx Jan 1944

Sqn Ldr R Mayes

xx Dec 1944

Sqn Ldr I N Bayles

xx Apr 1945

Sqn Ldr L A Thorogood

xx Jun 1945

Sqn Ldr G B Sylvester

xx Nov 1945

Sqn Ldr W J Hibbert

31 Jan 1946

DB

No 274 Squadron

15 Jun 1919

Maj C H Darley DSC* DFC  [Killed whilst flying 28 Sep 1919]

19 Aug 1920

DB

19 Aug 1940

Sqn Ldr Patrick H DunnDFC; later AM

xx Feb 1941

Sqn Ldr John H Lapsley DFC; later AM

xx Apr 1941

Sqn Ldr G E Hawkins

xx Aug 1941

Sqn Ldr D S G Honor DFC*

xx Nov 1941

Sqn Ldr S Linnard

xx Mar 1942

Sqn Ldr Dean

xx Jul 1942

Sqn Ldr J C Hayter

xx Sep 1942

Maj J R R Wells DFC

xx Jul 1943

Sqn Ldr D L Gould DFC

xx Oct 1943

Sqn Ldr J M Morgan DFC, AM

xx Mar 1944

Sqn Ldr J F Edwards DFC, DFM

xx Aug 1944

Sqn Ldr M G Barnett DFC

xx Sep 1944

Sqn Ldr J R Heap

xx Nov 1944

Sqn Ldr A H Baird DFC

xx Feb 1945

Sqn Ldr D C Fairbanks DFC*

xx Mar 1945

Sqn Ldr W J Hibbert

xx Apr 1945

Sqn Ldr D C Usher DFC, DFM

 7 Sep 1945

DB

No 275 Squadron

15 Oct 1941

Names for this period have not yet been found

15 Feb 1945

DB

 1 Mar 1953

Flt Lt D C Kearns

xx xx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found

 1 Sep 1959

DB

No 276 Squadron

21 Oct 1941

Names for this period have not yet been found

14 Nov 1945

DB

No 277 Squadron

22 Dec 1941

Names for this period have not yet been found

15 Feb 1945

DB

No 278 Squadron

 1 Oct 1941

Names for this period have not yet been found

15 Oct 1945

DB

No 279 Squadron

29 Nov 1941

Sqn Ldr/Wg Cdr V H P Lynham DSO

22 Jan 1943

Wg Cdr B G Corry DFC

10 Feb 1944

Wg Cdr N W C Bindloss

xx xxx 1944

Wg Cdr H F Cox

10 Mar 1946

DB

No 280 Squadron

12 Dec 1941

Names for this period have not yet been found

21 Jun 1946

DB

No 281 Squadron

29 Mar 1942

Names for this period have not yet been found

22 Nov 1943

DB

22 Nov 1943

Names for this period have not yet been found

24 Oct 1945

DB

No 282 Squadron

 1 Jan 1943

Names for this period have not yet been found

 9 Jul 1945

DB

No 283 Squadron

11 Feb 1943

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

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr R Crampton

31 Mar 1946

DB

No 284 Squadron

 7 May 1943

Names for this period have not yet been found

21 Sep 1945

DB

15 Oct 1956

Names for this period have not yet been found

 1 Aug 1959

DB

No 285 Squadron

 1 Dec 1941

Names for this period have not yet been found

26 Jun 1945

DB

No 286 Squadron

17 Nov 1941

Names for this period have not yet been found

xx xxx 1943

Sqn Ldr F 'Dimmy' Joyce

16 May 1945

DB

No 287 Squadron

19 Nov 1941

Names for this period have not yet been found

15 Jun 1946

DB

No 288 Squadron

18 Nov 1941

Flt Lt B P A Vallance (Sqn Ldr from 13 Dec 1941)

1 May 1942

Flt Lt Thornton-Brown (Sqn Ldr from 16 Jun 1942)

 4 Apr 1943

Sqn Ldr A DaCosta AFC

23 Mar 1945

Flt Lt Pawsey

 3 Apr 1945

Sqn Ldr Simpson

xx xxx 1945

Sqn Ldr O R W Hammerbeck

15 Jun 1946

DB

16 Mar 1953

Names for this period have not yet been found

30 Sep 1957

DB

No 289 Squadron

17 Nov 1941

Names for this period have not yet been found

26 Jun 1945

DB

No 290 Squadron

 1 Dec 1943

Names for this period have not yet been found

27 Oct 1945

DB

No 291 Squadron

1 Dec 1943 Flt Lt J D Benson AFC

21 Jan 1944

Sqn Ldr G Cohen

xx Jul 1944

Sqn Ldr Lusk

25 Jan 1945

Sqn Ldr O R W Hammerbeck

26 Jun 1945

DB

No 292 Squadron

 1 Feb 1944

Wg Cdr E A Starling

15 Jun 1945

DB

No 293 Squadron

28 Nov 1943

Sqn Ldr R W Pye

xx Oct 1944

Sqn Ldr W R Gellatly RNZAF

xx Aug 1945

Sqn Ldr R J Cruttenden

5 Apr 1945

DB

No 294 Squadron

24 Sep 1943

Flt Lt S A M Morrison

xx Jan 1944

Wg Cdr R G M Walker DFC

xx Feb 1945

Wg Cdr D B Bennett DFC

 8 Apr 1946

DB

No 295 Squadron

3 Aug 1942

Sqn Ldr A B Wilkinson [Temp]

29 Aug 1942

Wg Cdr G P Marvin

 1 Jan 1943

Wg Cdr P V M Lysaght [Temp]

19 Feb 1943

Sqn Ldr L C Bartram [Temp]

xx Mar 1943

Wg Cdr Brian R Macnamara; later A/Cdre

14 Sep 1944

Wg Cdr H E Angell DFC

xx Nov 1945

Wg Cdr R N Stidolph

21 Jan 1946

DB

 1 Feb 1946

Names for this period have not yet been found

 1 Apr 1946

DB

10 Sep 1947

Names for this period have not yet been found

 1 Nov 1948

DB

No 296 Squadron

25 Jan 1942

Sqn Ldr P B N Davis

xx Oct 1942

Wg Cdr P R May AFC

xx Jul 1943

Wg Cdr L C Bartram

xx Aug 1943

Wg Cdr D I McInnies

xx Oct 1944

Sqn Ldr R W Jamieson

xx Feb 1945

Wg Cdr T C Musgrave

23 Jan 1946

DB

No 297 Squadron

22 Jan 1942

Wg Cdr B A Oakley

27 Apr 1942

Wg Cdr R B Wardman AFC

 1 Feb 1943

Wg Cdr G F K Donaldson DFC, AFC

13 Aug 1943

Wg Cdr N B Hallmark AFC [Temp]

31 Aug 1943

Wg Cdr R W G Kitley

 4 Nov 1943

Sqn Ldr. P B N Davis DSO

29 Dec 1943

Wg Cdr J G Minifie

14 Sep 1944

Wg Cdr J R Grice

 4 Dec 1944

Wg Cdr E G Dean DFC

 1 Apr 1946

DB

 1 Apr 1946

Names for this period have not yet been found

15 Nov 1950

DB

No 298 Squadron

24 Aug 1942

Sqn Ldr L C Bartram

4 Nov 1943

Sqn Ldr C H Briggs

4 Dec 1943

Wg Cdr D H Duder DSO, DFC

xx Jan 1945

Wg Cdr Law-Wright DSC, DFC

17 Apr 1945

Wg Cdr J Stewart DFC

xx xxx 1945

Wg Cdr A G Norman, DFC

xx Jan 1946

Wg Cdr W G Gardiner, DFC, AFC

21 Dec 1946

DB

No 299 Squadron

4 Nov 1943

Wg Cdr R W G Kitley

28 Dec 1943

Wg Cdr P B N Davis DSO

19 Sep 1944

Wg Cdr P N Jennings [Temp]

 1 Nov 1944

Wg Cdr C B R Colenso DFC

31 Dec 1944

Wg Cdr P N Jennings

xx Sep 1945

Wg Cdr R N Stidolph

15 Feb 1946

DB

[No 261 Sqn | No 262 Sqn | No 263 Sqn | No 264 Sqn | No 265 Sqn | No 266 Sqn | No 267 Sqn | No 268 Sqn | No 269 Sqn | 270 Sqn | 271 Sqn | 272 Sqn | 273 Sqn | 274 Sqn | 275 Sqn | 276 Sqn | 277 Sqn | 278 Sqn | 279 Sqn | 280 Sqn| No 281 Sqn | No 282 Sqn | No 283 Sqn | No 284 Sqn | No 285 Sqn | No 286 Sqn | No 287 Sqn | No 288 Sqn | No 289 Sqn | No 290 Sqn | No 291 Sqn | No 292 Sqn | No 293 Sqn | No 294 Sqn | No 295 Sqn | No 296 Sqn | No 297 Sqn | No 298 Sqn | No 299 Sqn]

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