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Squadron Commanding Officers, Nos 450 - 490 Squadrons


[450 Sqn | 451 Sqn | 452 Sqn | 453 Sqn | 454 Sqn | 455 Sqn | 456 Sqn | 457 Sqn | 458 Sqn | 459 Sqn | 460 Sqn | 461 Sqn | 462 Sqn | 463 Sqn | 464 Sqn | 466 Sqn | 467 Sqn | No 485 Sqn | No 486 Sqn | No 487 Sqn | No 488 Sqn | No 489 Sqn | No 490 Sqn

No 450 Squadron

25 Mar 1941

Flt Lt B McR Shepherd [Temp]

31 May 1941

Sqn Ldr G H Steege

 7 May 1942

Sqn Ldr A D Ferguson

18 Oct 1942

Sqn Ldr J E A Williams DFC

 2 Nov 1942

Sqn Ldr M C H Barber DFC

16 Mar 1943

Sqn Ldr J P Bartle

 6 Nov 1943

Sqn Ldr S G Welshman DFM

 6 Dec 1943

Sqn Ldr K R Sands

 7 Apr 1944

Sqn Ldr R T Hudson DFC

15 Jun 1944

Sqn Ldr J D Gleeson

25 Oct 1944

Sqn Ldr J C Doyle DFC*

20 Aug 1945

DB

No 451 Squadron

25 Feb 1941

Plt Off W L Langslow [acting]

13 Jun 1941

Flt Lt B R Pelly (acting)

24 Jun 1941

Sqn Ldr V A Pope DSO

16 Oct 1941

Sqn Ldr R D Williams DFC

25 Feb 1942

Sqn Ldr A D Ferguson DFC

 1 Jul 1942

Wg Cdr D R Chapman

21 Apr 1943

Sqn Ldr J Paine

 7 Sep 1943

Sqn Ldr R N B Stevens DFC*

xx xxx 1944

Sqn Ldr E E Kirkham

 7 Jul 1944

Sqn Ldr W W B Gale

26 Jul 1944

Sqn Ldr G W Small DFC

26 Jan 1945

Sqn Ldr C W Robertson DFC

 7 Sep 1945

Sqn Ldr G Falconer

21 Jan 1946

DB

No 452 Squadron

 8 Apr 1941

Sqn Ldr R G Dutton DFC*

15 Jun 1941

Sqn Ldr R W Bungey

25 Jan 1942

Sqn Ldr K W Truscott

18 Mar 1942

Sqn Ldr R E Thorold-Smith, DFC

30 Mar 1943

Sqn Ldr R S MacDonald

 3 Feb 1944

Sqn Ldr Louis Thomas Spence

16 Dec 1944

Transferred to RAAF control

No 453 Squadron

29 Jul 1941

Flt Lt W K Wells

17 Aug 1941

Sqn Ldr W F Allshorn

 6 Sep 1941

Sqn Ldr W J Harper

 2 Dec 1941

Sqn Ldr T A Vigors

15 Dec 1941

Sqn Ldr W J Harper

12 Jun 1942

Sqn Ldr F V Morello

 4 Aug 1942

Flt Lt J R Ratten

13 Jan 1943

Wg Cdr J H Slater AFC [KIA]

14 Mar 1943

Sqn Ldr J R Ratten

11 May 1943

Sqn Ldr K M Barclay

28 Sep 1943

Sqn Ldr D G Andrews DFC

 2 May 1944

Sqn Ldr D H Smith

28 Sep 1944

Sqn Ldr E A R Esau DFC

27 Aug 1945

Sqn Ldr D M Davidson DFC

 7 Jan 1946

Flt Lt T E Hilton DFC

21 Jan 1946

DB

No 454 Squadron

16 Oct 1942

Wg Cdr I L Campbell

 4 Oct 1943

Wg Cdr J A G Coates CBE, DFC

 1 Apr 1944

Wg Cdr M J Moore DFC

25 Nov 1944

Wg Cdr A Henderson OBE, MID

19 May 1945

Wg Cdr J G Rees DFC

20 Aug 1945

DB

No 455 Squadron

23 May 1941

Sqn Ldr J H W Lawson [Temp]

xx xxx 1941

Wg Cdr D J French

1 Jul 1941

Wg Cdr J E C G F Gyll-Murray

12 Dec 1941

Wg Cdr G M Lindeman

6 Feb 1943

Wg Cdr R Holmes

29 Nov 1943

Wg Cdr J N Davenport, DSO, DFC*

23 Oct 1944

Wg Cdr C G Milson, DSO*, DFC*

25 May 1945

DB

No 456 Squadron

30 Jun 1941

Wg Cdr C G C Olive DFC

27 Mar 1942

Wg Cdr E C Wolfe

 1 Feb 1943

Wg Cdr Michael H Dwyer; later AVM

 1 Jun 1943

Wg Cdr G Howden

14 Dec 1943

Wg Cdr K M Hampshire DSO*, DFC

 1 Jul 1944

Wg Cdr B Howard DFC

29 May 1945

Sqn Ldr R B Cowper

15 Jun 1945

DB

No 457 Squadron

20 Jun 1941

Sqn Ldr Peter M Brothers; later A/Cdre

 4 Jun 1942

Sqn Ldr K E James

 2 Feb 1944

Sqn Ldr T H Trimble

27 Nov 1944

Sqn Ldr B D Watson

xx Jul 1945

Transferred to RAAF control

No 458 Squadron

1 Sep 1941

Wg Cdr N G Mulholland DFC

15 Feb 1942

Sqn Ldr L L Johnston

 1 Jun 1943

Lt Col B R McKenzie SAAF

27 Sep 1943

Wg Cdr J Dowling

 1 Jul 1944

Wg Cdr R C MacKay DFC

 8 Jun 1945

DB

No 459 Squadron

10 Feb 1942

Sqn Ldr P W Howson [acting]

19 Apr 1942

Wg Cdr K S Hennock

15 Sep 1942

Wg Cdr P W Howson

 5 Oct 1943

Wg Cdr A D Henderson

 9 Nov 1944

Wg Cdr C E Payne

10 Apr 1945

DB

No 460 Squadron

15 Nov 1941

Wg Cdr A L G Hubbard DSO, DFC

xx Sep 1942

Wg Cdr K W Kaufman DFC

xx Dec 1942

Wg Cdr J F Dilworth DFC

xx Feb 1943

Wg Cdr C E Martin DSO, DFC

xx Sep 1943

Wg Cdr R A Norman DSO, DFC

xx Oct 1943

Wg Cdr F A Arthur DFC

xx Jan 1944

Wg Cdr H D Marsh DFC

xx May 1944

Wg Cdr J K Douglas DFC

xx Oct 1944

Wg Cdr K R J Parsons DSO, DFC

xx Nov 1944

Sqn Ldr J Clark, DFC

xx Dec 1944

Wg Cdr W E Roberts DFC

xx Jan 1945

Wg Cdr M G Cowan DSO

xx Jul 1945

Wg Cdr P H Swan DSO, DFC

10 Oct 1945

DB

No 461 Squadron

xx May 1942

Wg Cdr N A R Halliday

xx Aug 1942

Wg Cdr R C O Lovelock

xx Jan 1943

Wg Cdr D L G Douglas DFC

xx Feb 1944

Wg Cdr J M Hampshire DFC

xx Feb 1945

Wg Cdr R R Oldham

4 Jun 1945

DB

No 462 Squadron

7 Sep 1942

Wg Cdr D O Young DSO, DFC, AFC

9 Oct 1942

Wg Cdr George P Seymour-Price DFC; later A/Cdre

14 Jan 1943

Wg Cdr P G B Warner, DSO

17 Jul 1943

Sqn Ldr R O Buskell DFC [Temp]

29 Aug 1943

Wg Cdr W T Russell

12 Aug 1944

Wg Cdr D E S Shannon, DFC

17 Jan 1945

Wg Cdr P McC Paull

24 Sep 1945

DB

No 463 Squadron

25 Nov 1943

Wg Cdr R Kingsford-Smith, DSO, DFC

19 Jun 1944

Flt Lt D R Donaldson DFC, AFC [Temp]

25 Jun 1944

Wg Cdr W A Forbes DSO, DFC

18 Jan 1945

Wg Cdr K M Kemp DFC

xx Jul 1945

Wg Cdr M G Cowan DSO

25 Sep 1945

DB

No 464 Squadron

 1 Sep 1942

Wg Cdr R H Young, DSO, AFC,

27 Apr 1943

Wg Cdr H J W Meakin, DFC

 6 Jan 1944

Wg Cdr R W Iredale, DFC

22 Jun 1944

Wg Cdr G Panitz, DFC

23 Aug 1944

Wg Cdr A W Langton, DFC, AFC

15 Jan 1945

Wg Cdr N F Vincent, DFC

25 Sep 1945

DB

No 466 Squadron

10 Oct 1942

Wg Cdr R E Bailey

29 Sep 1943

Wg Cdr D T Forsyth

23 May 1944

Wg Cdr H W Connolly

20 Oct 1944

Wg Cdr A Wharton

 3 Apr 1945

Wg Cdr A Hollings

26 Oct 1945

DB

No 467 Squadron

 7 Nov 1942

Wg Cdr C L Gomm DSO, DFC

18 Aug 1943

Wg Cdr J R Balmer OBE, DFC

12 May 1944

Wg Cdr W L Brill DSO, DFC*

 8 Feb 1945

Wg Cdr J K Douglas DFC, AFC

 9 Feb 1945

Wg Cdr E Le Page Langlois DFC

 4 Mar 1945

Wg Cdr I A H Hay

30 Sep 1945

DB

No 485 Squadron

 1 Mar 1941

Sqn Ldr M W B Knight

23 Nov 1941

Sqn Ldr E P Wells DFC

 5 May 1942

Sqn Ldr R J C Grant DFM

xx Mar 1943

Sqn Ldr R W Baker DFC

xx Jul 1943

Sqn Ldr J M Checketts DFC

xx Sep 1943

Sqn Ldr M R D Hume

xx Feb 1944

Sqn Ldr J B Niven

xx Sep 1944

Sqn Ldr J G Pattison

xx Feb 1945

Sqn Ldr K J Macdonald

xx Jul 1945

Sqn Ldr S F Brown

26 Aug 1945

DB

No 486 Squadron

 3 Mar 1942

Sqn Ldr C L C Roberts

 1 Apr 1943

Sqn Ldr D J Scott DFC*

25 Sep 1943

Sqn Ldr I D Waddy DFC

 7 Jan 1944

Sqn Ldr J H Iremonger DFC

11 Dec 1944

Sqn Ldr A E Umbers DFC*

15 Feb 1945

Sqn Ldr K G Taylor-Cannon DFC

21 Apr 1945

Sqn Ldr W E Schrader DFC

2 May 1945

Sqn Ldr C J Sheddan DFC

 7 Sep 1945

DB

No 487 Squadron

xx Aug 1942

Wg Cdr F C Seavill

xx Dec 1942

Wg Cdr G J Grindell

xx May 1943

Wg Cdr A G Wilson

xx Feb 1944

Wg Cdr I S Smith DFC

xx Aug 1944

Wg Cdr R C Porteous

xx Jan 1945

Wg Cdr F H Denton DFC

xx Feb 1945

Wg Cdr W P Kemp

19 Sep 1945

DB

No 488 Squadron

xx Sep 1941

Sqn Ldr W G Clouston

xx Jan 1942

Sqn Ldr J N McKenzie

xx Jun 1942

Wg Cdr R M Trousdale DFC

xx Feb 1943

Wg Cdr J Nesbitt-Dufort DSO

xx Jul 1943

Wg Cdr A R Burton-Giles

xx Sep 1943

Wg Cdr Peter H Hamley; later A/Cdre

xx Jan 1944

Wg Cdr R C Haine DFC

xx Oct 1944

Wg Cdr R G Watts

26 Apr 1945

DB

No 489 Squadron

xx Aug 1941

Wg Cdr J A S Brown

xx Oct 1942

Wg Cdr V C Darling

xx Aug 1943

Wg Cdr J S Dinsdale DSO, DFC

xx Aug 1944

Wg Cdr L A Robertson

xx Feb 1945

Wg Cdr D H Hammond DSO, DFC*

 1 Aug 1945

DB

No 490 Squadron

xx Jun 1943

Wg Cdr  D W Baird DFC

xx Dec 1943

Wg Cdr B S Nicholl

xx Oct 1944

Wg Cdr T F Gill

30 Jun 1945

DB

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