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Squadron Commanding Officers, Nos 400 - 443 Squadrons


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No 400 Squadron

25 Feb 1940

Wg Cdr W D Van Vliet

xx Sep 1940

Wg Cdr E H Evans

xx Nov 1940

Wg Cdr R M McKay

xx Aug 1941

Wg Cdr H W Kerby

xx May 1942

Wg Cdr R C A Waddell DSO, DFC

xx Jul 1943

Sqn Ldr W B Woods DFC

xx Sep 1943

Wg Cdr R A Ellis DFC

xx Nov 1944

Sqn Ldr M G Brown DFC*

xx Jul 1944

Sqn Ldr J A Morton DFC

 7 Aug 1945

DB

No 401 Squadron

20 Jun 1940

Sqn Ldr E A McNab DFC

xx Nov 1940

Sqn Ldr G R McGregor DFC

xx Dec 1940

Sqn Ldr P B Pitcher

xx xxx 1941

Sqn Ldr A D Nesbit

xx xxx xxxx

Sqn Ldr H R Johnstone

xx xxx 1942

Sqn Ldr A G Douglas

xx xxx 1942

Sqn Ldr K L B Hodson DFC

xx Jan 1943

Sqn Ldr E L Neal DFC

xx Dec 1943

Sqn Ldr L M Cameron DFC

xx Jun 1944

Sqn Ldr I F Kennedy DFC

xx Jul 1944

Sqn Ldr H C Trainor DFC

xx Sep 1944

Sqn Ldr R I A Smith DFC*

xx xxx 1944

Sqn Ldr H J Everard DFC

xx Jan 1945

Sqn Ldr W T Klersy DFC*

xx May 1945

Sqn Ldr E A Ker

23 Jun 1945

DB

No 402 Squadron

11 Dec 1940

Sqn Ldr W F Hanna

xx Jan 1941

Sqn Ldr G R McGregor DFC

xx Apr 1941

Sqn Ldr V B Corbett

xx Dec 1941

Sqn Ldr R E Morrow DFC

xx Aug 1942

Sqn Ldr D G Malloy

xx May 1943

Sqn Ldr L V Chadburn DFC

xx Jun 1943

Sqn Ldr G W Northcott DFC

xx Jul 1944

Sqn Ldr W G Dodd

xx Oct 1944

Sqn Ldr J B Lawrence

xx Feb 1945

Sqn Ldr L A Moore

xx Mar 1945

Sqn Ldr D C Gordon

 1 Jul 1945

DB

No 403 Squadron

 1 Mar 1941

Sqn Ldr Morris

xx Aug 1941

Sqn Ldr Lee-Knight DFC

xx Sep 1941

Sqn Ldr A G Douglas

xx Jan 1942

Sqn Ldr C N S Campbell

xx May 1942

Sqn Ldr Alan C Deere DFC*; later A/Cdre

xx Aug 1942

Sqn Ldr L S Ford DFC

xx Apr 1943

Sqn Ldr C M Maywood DFC

xx Jun 1943

Sqn Ldr H C Godefroy DFC

xx Oct 1943

Sqn Ldr R A Buckham

xx Jun 1944

Sqn Ldr E P Wood

xx Nov 1944

Sqn Ldr J E Collier

xx Feb 1945

Sqn Ldr H A M Zary DFC

xx May 1945

Sqn Ldr A E Fleming

1 Jul 1945

DB

No 404 Squadron

 1 May 1941

Wg Cdr P H Woodruff

xx Jun 1942

Wg Cdr J A Dixon

xx Jul 1942

Wg Cdr E H McHardy DFC*

xx Oct 1942

Wg Cdr G G Truscott

xx Sep 1943

Wg Cdr C A Willis

xx Apr 1944

Wg Cdr A K Gatwood DSO, DFC*

xx Aug 1944

Wg Cdr E W Pierce

25 May 1945

DB

No 405 Squadron

23 Apr 1941

?

 8 May 1941

Sqn Ldr D G Tomlinson

20 May 1941

Wg Cdr P A Gilchrist DFC

25 Jul 1941

Sqn Ldr W B Keddy [Temp]

17 Aug 1941

Wg Cdr R M Fenwick-Wilson

16 Feb 1942

Wg Cdr G D MacAllister

27 Feb 1962

Wg Cdr J E Fauquier DFC

 7 Aug 1942

Wg Cdr L D G Fraser DFC

19 Nov 1942

Wg Cdr A C P Clayton DFC

19 Apr 1943

Wg Cdr J E Fauquier DFC

22 Jan 1944

Wg Cdr R J Lane DSO, DFC

23 Aug 1944

Wg Cdr C W Palmer DFC

26 Sep 1944

Wg Cdr H A Morrison DSO, DFC

 1 Nov 1944

Gp Capt W F M Newson DFC

 1 Sep 1945

DB

No 406 Squadron

10 May 1941

Wg Cdr Douglas G Morris DFC; later AM

xx Aug 1942

Wg Cdr R A Wills

xx Mar 1943

Wg Cdr I R Stephenson

xx Aug 1943

Wg Cdr R C Fumerton DFC*

xx Jul 1944

Wg Cdr D J Williams DFC

xx Nov 1944

Wg Cdr R Bannock DFC*

xx May 1945

Wg Cdr R G Gray DFC*

 1 Sep 1945

DB

No 407 Squadron

 8 May 1941

Wg Cdr H M Styles DSO

xx Jan 1942

Wg Cdr A C Brown DSO, DFC

xx Sep 1942

Wg Cdr C F King

xx Nov 1942

Wg Cdr J C Archer

xx Sep 1943

Sqn Ldr D G Pickard

xx Oct 1943

Wg Cdr R A Ashman

xx Nov 1944

Wg Cdr K C Wilson

 4 Jun 1945

DB

No 408 Squadron

24 Jun 1941

Wg Cdr N W Timmerman DSO, DFC

26 Mar 1942

Wg Cdr A C P Clayton DFC*

18 May 1942

Wg Cdr J D Twigg

 1 Sep 1942

Wg Cdr W D S Ferris DFC

28 Oct 1943

Wg Cdr A C Mair DFC

27 Nov 1943

Wg Cdr D S Jacobs DFC

24 May 1944

Wg Cdr A R McLernon DFC

14 Oct 1944

Wg Cdr J F Easton DFC

26 Nov 1944

Wg Cdr F R Sharp DFC

 5 Sep 1945

DB

No 409 Squadron

17 Jun 1941

Sqn Ldr N B Petersen

xx xxx 1941

Wg Cdr P Y Davoud DFC

xx Feb 1943

Wg Cdr J W Reid

xx Jul 1944

Wg Cdr M W Beveridge DFC

xx Oct 1944

Wg Cdr J D Somerville DSO, DFC

xx Mar 1945

Wg Cdr F Hatton

 1 Jul 1945

DB

No 410 Squadron

30 Jun 1941

Sqn Ldr P Y Davoud

xx Sep 1941

Sqn Ldr M Lipton

xx Aug 1942

Wg Cdr F W Hillcock

xx May 1943

Wg Cdr G H Elms

xx Feb 1944

Wg Cdr G A Hiltz

xx Apr 1945

Wg Cdr E P Heybrook

 9 Jun 1945

DB

No 411 Squadron

15 Jun 1941

Sqn Ldr Pitcher

xx Dec 1941

Sqn Ldr P S Turner DFC*

xx Feb 1942

Sqn Ldr R B Newton DFC

xx Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr Bretz

xx Mar 1943

Sqn Ldr D G E Ball

xx Apr 1943

Sqn Ldr B D Russel DFC

xx Jul 1943

Sqn Ldr G C Semple

xx Sep 1943

Sqn Ldr I Ormston DFC

xx Dec 1943

Sqn Ldr J D McFarlane

xx Apr 1944

Sqn Ldr N R Fowlow DFC

xx May 1944

Sqn Ldr G D Robertson

xx Jul 1944

Sqn Ldr R K Hayward DSO, DFC

xx Sep 1944

Sqn Ldr E G Lapp

xx Dec 1944

Sqn Ldr J N Newell

15 Mar 1946

DB

No 412 Squadron

30 Jun 1941

Sqn Ldr C W Trevena

xx Nov 1941

Sqn Ldr J D Morrison

xx Apr 1942

Sqn Ldr R C Weston

29 Jul 1942

Sqn Ldr J C Fee DFC

26 Nov 1942

Sqn Ldr F W Kelly

xx Jun 1943

Sqn Ldr G C Keefer DFC

xx Apr 1944

Sqn Ldr J Sheppard

xx Aug 1944

Sqn Ldr D H Dover DFC

xx Jan 1945

Sqn Ldr M D Boyd

xx May 1945

Sqn Ldr D J Dewan

15 Mar 1946

DB

No 413 Squadron

 1 Jul 1941

Wg Cdr V H A McBratney

xx Aug 1941

Wg Cdr R G Briese

xx Nov 1941

Wg Cdr J D Twigg

xx Mar 1942

Wg Cdr J L Plant

xx Oct 1942

Wg Cdr J C Scott DSO

xx Jun 1943

Wg Cdr L H Randall DFC

xx Sep 1944

Wg Cdr S R McMillan

23 Feb 1945

DB

No 414 Squadron

12 Aug 1941

?

xx Sep 1941

Wg Cdr D M Smith

xx Jul 1942

Wg Cdr R F Begg

xx Jun 1943

Sqn Ldr J M Godfrey

xx Jul 1943

Sqn Ldr H P Peters DFC

xx Nov 1943

Sqn Ldr G H Stover DFC

xx Jun 1944

Sqn Ldr R T Hutchinson DFC

xx Oct 1944

Sqn Ldr G Wonnacott DFC*

xx Mar 1945

Sqn Ldr F S Gilbertson DFC

xx Apr 1945

Sqn Ldr J B Prendergast DFC

 7 Aug 1945

DB

No 415 Squadron

20 Aug 1941

Wg Cdr E L Wurtele

xx Aug 1942

Wg Cdr R R Dennis

xx Nov 1942

Wg Cdr W W Bean

xx Mar 1943

Wg Cdr G H D Evans

xx Aug 1943

Wg Cdr C G Rutten DSO

12 Jul 1944

Wg Cdr J G McNeill DFC

22 Aug 1944

Wg Cdr J H L Lecomte DFC

31 Oct 1944

Wg Cdr F W Ball

15 May 1945

DB

No 416 Squadron

18 Nov 1946

Sqn Ldr Paul C Webb; later A/Cdre

xx Mar 1942

Sqn Ldr L V Chadburn DFC

xx Jan 1943

Sqn Ldr F H Boulton

xx May 1943

Sqn Ldr R W McNair DFC

xx Jun 1943

Sqn Ldr F E Grant

xx Aug 1943

Sqn Ldr R H Walker

xx Oct 1943

Sqn Ldr F E Green DFC

xx Jun 1944

Sqn Ldr J F McElroy

xx Nov 1944

Sqn Ldr J D Mitchener DFC

xx Jan 1946

Flt Lt Grey

15 Mar 1946

DB

No 417 Squadron

27 Nov 1941

?

xx Dec 1941

Sqn Ldr C E Malfroy

xx Mar 1942

Sqn Ldr P B Pitcher

xx Nov 1942

Sqn Ldr F B Foster

xx Jun 1943

Sqn Ldr P S Turner DFC*

xx Nov 1943

Sqn Ldr A U Houle

xx Feb 1944

Sqn Ldr K L Magee

xx Mar 1944

Sqn Ldr W B Hay

xx Jun 1944

Sqn Ldr O C Kallio DFC

xx Nov 1944

Sqn Ldr D Goldberg

 1 Jul 1945

DB

No 418 Squadron

15 Nov 1941

Wg Cdr G H Gatheral

xx Mar 1942

Wg Cdr F C Hopcroft DFC

xx Apr 1942

Wg Cdr G H Gatheral

xx May 1942

Wg Cdr A E Saunders

xx Dec 1942

Wg Cdr J H Little DFC

xx Jun 1943

Wg Cdr P Y Davoud DFC

xx Jan 1944

Wg Cdr D C S MacDonald

xx Feb 1944

Wg Cdr R Bennell DFC

xx Mar 1944

Wg Cdr A Barker

xx Oct 1944

Wg Cdr R Bannock DFC

xx Nov 1944

Wg Cdr J C Wickett

xx Feb 1945

Wg Cdr D B Annan

xxMay1945

Sqn Ldr H D Cleveland

7 Sep 1945

DB

No 419 Squadron

15 Dec 1941

?

21 Dec 1941

Wg Cdr J Fulton, DSO, DFC, AFC

29 Jul 1942

Sqn Ldr Wolfe [Temp]

 5 Aug 1942

Wg Cdr A P Walsh, DFC, AFC

 8 Sep 1942

Wg Cdr M M Fleming DSO, DFC

11 Oct 1943

Wg Cdr G A McMurdy

25 Oct 1943

Wg Cdr W P Pleasance DFC*

22 Aug 1944

Wg Cdr D C Hagerman DFC*

26 Jan 1945

Wg Cdr C M E Ferguson

 5 Sep 1945

DB

No 420 Squadron

19 Dec 1941

Wg Cdr D A R Bradshaw

12 Apr 1943

Wg Cdr D McIntosh

 8 Apr 1944

Wg Cdr G McKenna

24 Oct 1944

Wg Cdr G Edwards

24 Nov 1944

Wg Cdr W Phalen

28 Jan 1945

Wg Cdr F McCarthy

24 Apr 1945

Wg Cdr R Gray

5 Sep 1945

DB

No 421 Squadron

 9 Apr 1942

Sqn Ldr F W Kelly

xx Jul 1942

Sqn Ldr F C Willis

xx Nov 1942

Sqn Ldr F E Green DFC

xx Apr 1943

Sqn Ldr J D Hall

xx Jun 1943

Sqn Ldr R W McNair DFC*

xx Oct 1943

Sqn Ldr C M Maywood DFC

xx Oct 1943

Sqn Ldr J F Lambert

xx Dec 1943

Sqn Ldr W A G Conrad DFC

xx Jul 1944

Sqn Ldr W A Prest

xx Nov 1944

Sqn Ldr J D Browne DFC

23 Jul 1945

DB

No 422 Squadron

2 Apr 1942

?

xx Jun 1942

Sqn Ldr J S Kendrick

xx Jul 1942

Wg Cdr L W Skey DFC

xx Oct 1943

Wg Cdr J R Frizzle

xx Oct 1944

Wg Cdr J R Sumner

 4 Sep 1945

DB

No 423 Squadron

18 May 1942

Wg Cdr F J Rump

xx Jul 1943

Wg Cdr L G G J Archambault

xx Jul 1944

Wg Cdr P J Grant

xx Mar 1945

Wg Cdr S R McMillan

4 Sep 1945

DB

No 424 Squadron

15 Oct 1942

Wg Cdr H M Carscallen

17 Apr 1943

Wg Cdr G S Roy

18 Dec 1943

Wg Cdr A N Martin

27 Jan 1944

Wg Cdr J D Blane

15 Aug 1944

Wg Cdr G S Roy

10 Oct 1944

Sqn Ldr N Loudoun [Temp]

19 Oct 1944

Wg Cdr C Marshall

27 Mar 1945

Wg Cdr R Norris

15 Oct 1945

DB

No 425 Squadron

25 Jun 1942

Wg Cdr J W M St Pierre

 1 Oct 1943

Wg Cdr B D Richer

 4 Apr 1944

Wg Cdr R A McLernon

24 May 1944

Wg Cdr L H Lecomte

23 Aug 1944

Wg Cdr H C Ledoux

 5 Sep 1945

DB

No 426 Squadron

15 Oct 1942

Wg Cdr S S Blanchard

15 Feb 1943

Wg Cdr L Crooks DSO, DFC

18 Aug 1943

Wg Cdr C H Swetman DSO, DFC

 8 Apr 1944

Wg Cdr E C Hamber DFC

11 Jul 1944

Wg Cdr C W Burgess DFC

 3 Jan 1945

Wg Cdr F C Carling-Kelly AFC

29 Jan 1945

Wg Cdr C M Black DFC

31 Dec 1945

DB

No 427 Squadron

 7 Nov 1942

Wg Cdr D H Burnside

 6 Sep 1943

Wg Cdr R S Turnbull

14 Jun 1944

Wg Cdr C Cribb

28 Aug 1944

Wg Cdr E Bryson

27 Sep 1944

Wg Cdr V Ganderton

31 May 1946

DB

No 428 Squadron

 7 Nov 1942

Wg Cdr Alfred Earle; later ACM

21 Feb 1943

Wg Cdr D W M Smith DFC

15 Sep 1943

Wg Cdr W R Suggitt DFC

31 Oct 1943

Wg Cdr D T French DFC

 9 May 1944

Wg Cdr W A G McLeish DFC

 8 Aug 1944

Wg Cdr A C Hull DFC

 2 Jan 1945

Wg Cdr M W Gall

 5 Sep 1945

DB

No 429 Squadron

 7 Nov 1942

Wg Cdr J A P Owen

 1 Jun 1943

Wg Cdr J L Savard DFC

28 Jun 1943

Wg Cdr J A Piddington

30 Jul 1943

Wg Cdr J D Patterson DFC

 1 May 1944

Wg Cdr A F Avant AFC

10 Oct 1944

Wg Cdr R L Bolduc

 9 Apr 1945

Wg Cdr E Evans

31 May 1945

DB

No 430 Squadron

 1 Jan 1943

Wg Cdr E H G Moncrieff AFC

xx Jul 1943

Sqn Ldr R A Ellis DFC

xx Sep 1943

Sqn Ldr F H Chesters

xx Oct 1944

Sqn Ldr J Watts

xx Mar 1945

Sqn Ldr C D Bricker DFC

xx May 1945

Sqn Ldr H W Russell

 7 Aug 1945

DB

No 431 Squadron

11 Nov 1942

?

 1 Dec 1942

Wg Cdr J Coverdale

26 Jun 1943

Wg Cdr W D M Newson

14 May 1944

Wg Cdr H R Dow

27 Jul 1944

Wg Cdr E M Mitchell

14 Jan 1945

Wg Cdr R F Davenport

18 Mar 1945

Wg Cdr W McKinnon

5 Sep 1945

DB

No 432 Squadron

 1 May 1943

Wg Cdr H W Kerby

30 Jul 1943

Wg Cdr W A McKay

31 May 1944

Wg Cdr J F K MacDonald

26 Jul 1944

Wg Cdr A D R Lowe

29 Sep 1944

Wg Cdr J F K MacDonald

29 Jan 1945

Wg Cdr S H Minhinnick

28 Feb 1945

Wg Cdr K A France

15 May 1945

DB

No 433 Squadron

25 Sep 1943

?

 9 Nov 1943

Wg Cdr C B Sinton DFC

31 May 1944

Wg Cdr A J Lewington

 6 Nov 1944

Wg Cdr G A Tambling

 1 Aug 1945

 

15 Oct 1945

DB

No 434 Squadron

13 Jun 1943

Wg Cdr C E Harris

 7 Feb 1944

Wg Cdr C S Bartlett

13 Jun 1944

Wg Cdr F H Watkins

30 Aug 1944

Wg Cdr A L Blackburn

 8 Apr 1945

Wg Cdr J C Mulvihill

5 Sep 1945

DB

No 435 Squadron

20 Aug 1944

?

xx Oct 1944

Wg Cdr R W Goodwin

xx Nov 1944

Wg Cdr T P Harnett

xx Aug 1945

Wg Cdr C N McVeigh AFC

31 Mar 1946

DB

No 436 Squadron

20 Aug 1944

?

xx Oct 1944

Wg Cdr R A Gordon DSO, DFC

xx Aug 1945

Wg Cdr R L Denison DFC

22 Jun 1946

DB

No 437 Squadron

 4 Sep 1944

Wg Cdr J A Sproule DFC

xx Sep 1945

Wg Cdr A R Holmes

15 Jun 1946

DB

No 438 Squadron

15 Nov 1943

Sqn Ldr F Grant

xx Jul 1944

Sqn Ldr J R Beirnes

xx Oct 1944

Sqn Ldr R F Reid

xx Dec 1944

Flt Lt P Wilson

xx Jan 1945

Sqn Ldr J E Hogg

xx Mar 1945

Sqn Ldr J R Beirnes DFC

xx Jun 1945

Flt Lt R A Brown

xx Jun 1945

Flt Lt P Bissky

xx Jun 1945

Flt Lt M Harrison

26 Aug 1945

DB

No 439 Squadron

 1 Jan 1944

Sqn Ldr W M Smith

xx Mar 1944

Sqn Ldr H H Norsworthy

 xx Sep 1944

Sqn Ldr K J Fiset DFC

xx Dec 1944

Sqn Ldr R G Crosby

xx Jan 1945

Sqn Ldr J H Beatty

26 Aug 1945

DB

No 440 Squadron

 1 Feb 1944

Sqn Ldr W H Pentland

xx Oct 1944

Sqn Ldr A E Monson

xx Dec 1944

Sqn Ldr H O Gooding

xx Mar 1945

Sqn Ldr R Coffey

xx Aug 1945

Sqn Ldr A E Monson DFC

26 Aug 1945

DB

No 441 Squadron

 8 Feb 1944

?

xx Mar 1944

Sqn Ldr G U Hill DFC

xx Apr 1944

Sqn Ldr J D Browne

xx Jul 1944

Sqn Ldr T A Brannagan

xx Aug 1944

Sqn Ldr R H Walker

 7 Aug 1945

DB

No 442 Squadron

xx Feb 1944

Sqn Ldr B R Walker

xx Apr 1944

Sqn Ldr B D Russell DFC*

xx Jul 1944

Sqn Ldr H J Dowding

xx Sep 1944

Sqn Ldr W A Olmsted

xx Dec 1944

Sqn Ldr M E Jowsey DFC

xx Feb 1945

Sqn Ldr M Johnston

 7 Aug 1945

DB

No 443 Squadron

8 Feb 1944

Sqn Ldr H W McLeod

xx Sep 1944

Sqn Ldr A H Sager

xx Apr 1945

Sqn Ldr T J de Courcy

xx Jun 1945

Sqn Ldr H R Finley

xx Sep 1945

Sqn Ldr C D J Bricker

15 Mar 1946

DB

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