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Squadron Commanding Officers, Nos 600 - 1435 Squadrons


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No 600 Squadron

14 Oct 1925

?

17 Nov 1925

Wg Cdr A W H James, MC

19 Nov 1926

Sqn Ldr the Hon F E Guest PC, CBE, DSo, MP

19 Nov 1931

Sqn Ldr S B Collett

xx Jul 1934

Sqn Ldr P G Stewart

xx Jun 1937

Sqn Ldr G L S Dawson Damer, the Viscount Carlow

xx Dec 1939

Sqn Ldr J M Wells

xx May 1940

Flt Lt/Sqn Ldr D de B Clarke

xx Sep 1940

Sqn Ldr Hugh L Maxwell DSO; later A/Cdre

xx Nov 1940

Sqn Ldr C A Pritchard

xx Jan 1941

Wg Cdr G Stainforth, AFC

xx Dec 1941

Wg Cdr Herbert M Pearson; later A/Cdre

xx May 1942

Wg Cdr A G Miller, DFC

xx Nov 1942

Wg Cdr J R Watson

xx Dec 1942

Wg Cdr C P Green, DSO, DFC

xx Mar 1944

Wg Cdr L H Styles, DFC

xx Dec 1944

Wg Cdr A H Drummond

21 Aug 1945

DB

10 May 1946

?

xx Jul 1946

Sqn Ldr T N Hayes, DFC

xx Jul 1948

Sqn Ldr D E Proudlove

xx Aug 1950

Sqn Ldr J P Meadows, DFC, AFC

xx Oct 1953

Sqn Ldr J McCormack, AFC

10 Mar 1957

DB

No 601 Squadron

14 Oct 1925

Sqn Ldr Lord E Grosvenor (appointed 1 Aug 1925)

23 Sep 1929

Sqn Ldr Rt Hon Sir Philip Sassoon, MP

xx xxx 1931

Sqn Ldr Henry N St V Norman later A/Cdre

xx Jul 1934

Sqn Ldr R Shaw, DFC

xx Mar 1936

Sqn Ldr B S Thynne

xx Dec 1939

Sqn Ldr L Guinness

xx Jun 1940

Sqn Ldr M Aitken, DFC

xx Jul 1940

Sqn Ldr W F C Hobson

xx Aug 1940

Sqn Ldr E F Ward

xx Aug 1940

Sqn Ldr Sir Archibald Hope, OBE, DFC

xx Dec 1940

Sqn Ldr J A O'Neill, DFC

xx Apr 1941

Sqn Ldr E J Gracie, DFC

xx Dec 1941

Sqn Ldr E J Jones

xx Mar 1942

Sqn Ldr J D Bisdee, DFC

xx Apr 1942

Sqn Ldr R G A Barclay, DFC

xx Jul 1942

Sqn Ldr J D Bisdee, DFC

xx Aug 1942

Sqn Ldr A V Clowes, DFC, DFM

xx Mar 1943

Sqn Ldr G H F Plinston, DFC

xx Mar 1943

Sqn Ldr J S Taylor, DFC

xx Jun 1943

Sqn Ldr S Skalski, VM, KW, DSO, DFC**

xx Sep 1943

Maj M S Osler, DFC

xx Mar 1944

Sqn Ldr J H Nicholls, DFC

xx Jul 1944

Sqn Ldr R W Turkington, DFC

xx Jan 1945

Sqn Ldr C T Stimpson

14 Aug 1945

DB

10 May 1946

?

xx Jun 1946

Sqn Ldr The Hon Max Aitken, DSO, DFC

xx Jun 1948

Sqn Ldr H S L Dundas, DSO*, DFC

xx xxx1950

Sqn Ldr P H M Richey, DFC

xx xxx 1952

Sqn Ldr C C MacCarthy-Jones

xx Jan 1957

Sqn Ldr Peter Edelston, DFC, AFC

10 Mar 1957

DB

No 602 Squadron

12 Sep 1925

Sqn Ldr C N Lowe, MC, DFC

 1 Feb 1926

Sqn Ldr J D Latta, MC

 6 May 1927

Sqn Ldr J Fullerton

xx Jun 1931

Sqn Ldr Lord Clydesdale, AFC, MP

xx Jun 1936

Sqn Ldr D F McIntyre, AFC

xx Oct 1937

Sqn Ldr A D Farquhar, DFC

xx Mar 1940

Sqn Ldr G Pinkerton, DFC

xx Jul 1940

Sqn Ldr Alexander V R Johnstone DFC; later AVM

 4 Jun 1941

Sqn Ldr P E Meagher

 1 Aug 1941

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

xx Jan 1942

Sqn Ldr B E Finucane, DSO, DFC*

xx Jun 1942

Sqn Ldr Peter M Brothers DFC; later A/Cdre

xx Oct 1942

Sqn Ldr M F Beytagh, DFC

xx Oct 1943

Sqn Ldr R A Sutherland

 8 Jul 1944

Sqn Ldr J J Le Roux, DFC** (posted N/E sick - 1 Aug)

xx Aug 1944

Sqn Ldr A R Stewart

xx Sep 1944

Sqn Ldr R A Sutherland, DFC

15 May 1945

DB

10 May 1946

Sqn Ldr M Robinson, AFC

xx xxx 1950

Sqn Ldr H M Stephen, DSO, DFC

xx xxx 1952

Sqn Ldr J A Forrest

xx Dec 1953

Sqn Ldr R B Davidson, DFC

xx xxx 1956

Sqn Ldr C D Bartman

10 Mar 1957

DB

 1 Jul 2006

Sqn Ldr G Lyall AE

xx xxx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found

No 603 Squadron

 1 Aug 1925

Sqn Ldr J A McKelvie, AFC

14 Apr 1931

Sqn Ldr H Murray-Philipson, MP

 1 Apr 1934

Sqn Ldr Lord G N Douglas-Hamilton, AFC

 1 Apr 1938

Sqn Ldr E H Stevens

 4 Jun 1940

Sqn Ldr G L Denholm, DFC

 1 Apr 1941

Sqn Ldr F M Smith

25 Jul 1941

Sqn Ldr M J Loudon

17 Oct 1941

Sqn Ldr R G Forshaw

18 Dec 1941

Sqn Ldr Lord D Douglas-Hamilton

20 Jul 1942

Sqn Ldr W A Douglas

10 Apr 1942

Sqn Ldr P Illingworth (Officer commanding Ground Party)

 3 Aug 1942

Sqn Ldr F W Marshall

28 Jan 1943

Wg Cdr H A Chater

 1 Dec 1943

Wg Cdr J R H Lewis, DFC

15 Jun 1944

Wg Cdr J T D Revell

 2 Aug 1944

Sqn Ldr C D Paine [Temp]

23 Sep 1944

Wg Cdr Sir Christopher N Foxley-Norris; later ACM

26 Dec 1944

DB

10 Jan 1945

Sqn Ldr E H M Patterson, DFC

26 Jan 1945

Sqn Ldr T C Rigler, DFC, DFM

 1 Apr 1945

Sqn Ldr H R P Pertwee, DFC

15 Aug 1945

DB

10 May 1946

?

11 Jun 1946

Sqn Ldr G K Gilroy, DSO, DFC

23 Sep 1949

Sqn Ldr J W E Holmes, DFC, AFC

 1 Dec 1950

Sqn Ldr P J Anson, DFC

23 Mar 1953

Sqn Ldr R L R Davies, DFC

25 Aug 1953

Sqn Ldr R Schofield

 9 May 1956

Sqn Ldr M E Hobson, AFC

10 Mar 1957

DB

 1 Oct 1999

Wg Cdr A J Beaton

xx xxx 2006

Sqn Ldr D Morrison QVRM AE

 1 Mar 2010

Sqn Ldr J D Rodgers

 1 Mar 2012

Sqn Ldr J J Riley

No 604 Squadron

17 Mar 1930

Wg Cdr A S W Dore, DSO, TD

xx Mar 1935

Sqn Ldr G P Gabriel

xx Jan 1939

Sqn Ldr R A Budd

xx Mar 1940

Sqn Ldr M F Anderson

xx Feb 1941

Wg Cdr C H Appleton

xx Aug 1941

Wg Cdr J Cunningham, DSO*, DFC

xx Jul 1942

Wg Cdr Wood, AFC

xx Apr 1943

Wg Cdr M H Constable-Maxwell, DFC

xx Jul 1944

Wg Cdr Frederick D Hughes DFC**, AFC, MA; later AVM

18 Apr 1945

DB

10 May 1946

?

xx Jun 1946

Wg Cdr J Cunningham, DSO**, DFC*

xx Jan 1948

Sqn Ldr K T Lofts, DFC*

xx May 1951

Sqn Ldr A Deytrikh

xx Sep 1953

Sqn Ldr T P Turnbull, DFC

10 Mar 1957

DB

No 605 Squadron

5 Oct 1926

Sqn Ldr J A C Wright, AFC, TD (appointed 6 Jul 1926)

 1 Mar 1936

Sqn Ldr Lord Willoughby de Broke, MC, AFC

xx Dec 1939

Sqn Ldr G V Perry

xx May 1940

Flt Lt R G Grant-Ferris, MP [Temp]

xx Jun 1940

Sqn Ldr W M Churchill, DSO, DFC

xx Sep 1940

Sqn Ldr A A McKellar, DSO, DFC

xx Nov 1940

Flt Lt C F Currant, DFC [Temp]

xx Nov 1940

Sqn Ldr G R Edge, DFC

xx Sep 1941

Sqn Ldr R Reid

xx Jan 1942

Sqn Ldr S E Andrews, DFM (Detachment in Malta)

xx Feb 1942

Flt Lt D W A Stones, DFC (Detachment in Malta)

xx Feb 1942

Sqn Ldr Eric W Wright DFM; later A/Cdre (Detachment in Far East)

27 Feb 1942

Malta Detachment DB

 6 Mar 1942

Presumed DB in the Far East

10 Jun 1942

Wg Cdr P W Townsend, DSO, DFC

xx Aug 1942

Wg Cdr G L Denholm, DFC

xx May 1943

Wg Cdr Charles D TomalinDFC, AFC; later A/Cdre

xx Sep 1943

Wg Cdr B R O'B Hoare, DSO, DFC*

xx Apr 1944

Wg Cdr N J Starr, DFC

xx Sep 1944

W/Cdr R A Mitchell, DFC*

xx Mar 1945

Sqn Ldr A G Woods, DFC (acting)

xx Apr 1945

W/Cdr A W Horne, DFC, AFC

xx Jul 1945

Sqn Ldr I F McCall, DFC (acting)

31 Aug 1945

DB

10 May 1946

?

xx Jun 1946

Sqn Ldr R J Walker, DSO

xx Dec 1947

Sqn Ldr R C T Goodwin, TD

xx Jul 1949

Sqn Ldr J A Timmis

xx Aug 1951

Sqn Ldr P M R Walton, BSc

xx Nov 1955

Sqn Ldr R E Tickner

xx Aug 2014

Wg Cdr M Sherburn

xx Sep 2015

Sqn Ldr R Newton

10 Mar 1957

DB

No 606 Squadron

 1 Oct 1999

Names for this period have not yet been found

No 607 Squadron

17 Mar 1930

Flt Lt M Wiblin [Temp]

13 Jun 1930

Sqn Ldr W L Runciman

xx Jan 1939

Sqn Ldr L E Smith

xx May 1940

Sqn Ldr G M Fidler

18 May 1940

Sqn Ldr J A Vick

xx xx Oct 1940

Sqn Ldr A W Vincent

xx Mar 1941

Sqn Ldr G D Craig

xx Nov 1941

Sqn Ldr H C Dawson

xx Dec 1941

Sqn Ldr N J Mowat, DSO

xx Oct 1942

Sqn Ldr R H Holland, DFC

xx Mar 1943

Sqn Ldr N J Mowat, DSO

xx Apr 1943

Sqn Ldr P J T Stephenson, DFC

xx Mar 1944

Sqn Ldr G G A Davies

xx May 1945

Sqn Ldr C M Humphreys

xx Jun 1945

Sqn Ldr C O J Pegge, DFC

19 Aug 1945

DB

10 May 1946

Sqn Ldr J R Kyall, DSO, OBE, DFC

xx xxx 1949

Sqn Ldr J M Bazin, DSO, DFC

xx xxx 1951

Sqn Ldr A B Dunford, DFC

xx Sep 1953

Sqn Ldr J A Stephen

xx Jun 1956

Sqn Ldr G Gray

10 Mar 1957

DB

No 608 Squadron

17 Mar 1930

Flt Lt Colin L Falconer; later A/Cdre [Adjutant]

23 Apr 1930

Sqn Ldr W Howard-Davies

xx xxx 1932

Sqn Ldr I W H Thomson

xx Dec 1934

Sqn Ldr Geoffrey H Ambl; later AVM

xx Dec 1938

Wg Cdr G Shaw, DFC

xx May 1941

Wg Cdr R S Derbyshire

xx Nov 1941

Wg Cdr P D R Hutchings, AFC

xx Feb 1943

Wg Cdr C M M Grece, DFC

xx Dec 1943

Wg Cdr Denis Finlay; later A/Cdre

 2 Jul 1944

DB

 1 Aug 1944

Wg Cdr W W G Scott DFC

23 Nov 1944

Wg Cdr R C Alabaster, DSO, DFC

29 Apr 1945

Wg Cdr K Gray

24 Aug 1945

DB

10 May 1946

?

xx Jul 1946

Sqn Ldr W A Brown, DFC

xx xxx 1950

Sqn Ldr F A Robinson

xx xxx 1952

Sqn Ldr G A Martin, DFC, AFC

xx xxx 1955

Sqn Ldr H D Costain

10 Mar 1957

DB

No 609 Squadron

10 Feb 1936

Sqn Ldr Harald Peake later A/Cdre

 8 Dec 1938

Sqn Ldr Geoffrey H Ambl; later AVM

28 Dec 1939

Sqn Ldr M T Avent

28 Jun 1940

Sqn Ldr H S Darley, DSO

 4 Oct 1940

Sqn Ldr M Lister Robinson, DSO, DFC

29 Jul 1941

Sqn Ldr G K Gilroy, DFC*

 1 Jun 1942

Sqn Ldr P H M Richey, DFC*

30 Oct 1942

Sqn Ldr R P Beamont, DSO, DFC*

 5 May 1943

Sqn Ldr A Ingle, DFC, AFC

18 Aug 1943

Sqn Ldr P G Thornton-Brown, DFC

29 Dec 1943

Sqn Ldr J C Wells, DFC

30 Jun 1944

Sqn Ldr L E J M Geerts, DFC

14 Aug 1944

Sqn Ldr R A Lallemant, DFC*

17 Sep 1944

Sqn Ldr T Y Wallace, DFM

14 Nov 1944

Sqn Ldr C J G Demoulin, DFC

 6 Dec 1944

Sqn Ldr E R A Roberts, DFC

16 Mar 1945

Sqn Ldr L W F Stark, DFC*, AFC

15 Sep 1945

DB

10 May 1946

Sqn Ldr P H Womersley, DFC*

xx Jan 1950

Sqn Ldr A Hudson, DFC, AFC

xx Dec 1953

Sqn Ldr E T Evans

xx Jan 1956

Sqn Ldr D Shaw

10 Mar 1957

DB

No 610 Squadron

10 Feb 1936

Sqn Ldr I R Parker

xx Jan 1940

Sqn Ldr A L Franks, AFC

29 May 1940

Sqn Ldr A T Smith

xx Jul 1940

Sqn Ldr J Ellis, DFC*

xx Apr 1941

Sqn Ldr H de C A Woodhouse, AFC

xx Jun 1941

Sqn Ldr K Holden, DFC

 4 Nov 1941

Sqn Ldr B J Wicks, DFC

xx Dec 1941

Sqn Ldr C O J Pegge, DFC

xx Feb 1942

Sqn Ldr G S K Haywood

xx Jul 1942

Sqn Ldr James E Johnson DFC*; later AVM

xx Mar 1943

Sqn Ldr W A Laurie, DFC

xx Jan 1944

Sqn Ldr R A Newbury, DFC*

xx Feb 1945

Flt Lt Shepherd

3 Mar 1945

DB

10 May 1946

?

xx Jun 1946

Sqn Ldr P G Lamb, AFC

xx Mar 1948

Sqn Ldr R D Graesser

 1 Apr 1950

Sqn Ldr C S Bamberger, DFC*

xx xxx 1952

Sqn Ldr H C Rigby

xx xxx 1954

Sqn Ldr J E Storrar, DFC*, AFC

10 Mar 1957

DB

No 611 Squadron

10 Feb 1936

Flt Lt H C Parker [Adjutant]

 8 Ap 1936

Sqn Ldr G L Pilkington

4 Sep 1939

Sqn Ldr J E McComb, DFC

19 Oct 1940

Sqn Ldr E R Bitmead, DFC

18 May 1941

Sqn Ldr Frederick S Stapleton DFC; later AVM

28 Jun 1941

Sqn Ldr E H Thomas, DFC

17 Nov 1941

Sqn Ldr D H Watkins, DFC

12 Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr H T Armstrong, DFC

17 Feb 1943

Sqn Ldr C Haw, DFM

22 Apr 1943

Sqn Ldr E F J Chorley, DFC

26 Aug 1943

Sqn Ldr W A Douglas, DFC

26 Aug 1944

Sqn Ldr P R McGregor

17 Jan 1945

Sqn Ldr D H Seaton, DFC

13 Jul 1945

Sqn Ldr P C P Farnes, DFM

15 Aug 1945

DB

10 May 1946

Sqn Ldr W J Leather, DFC

31 Aug 1948

Sqn Ldr R P Beamont, DSO, DFC

6 Nov 1951

Sqn Ldr H R P Pertwee, DFC

xx May 1952

Sqn Ldr D P Sampson, DFC

xx May 1952

Sqn Ldr S G Nunn, DFC

15 Jan 1954

Sqn Ldr S Kirtley

1 Jun 1956

Sqn Ldr S Walker

10 Mar 1957

DB

No 612 Squadron

 1 Jun 1937

Flt Lt R B Wardman [Adutant]

15 Jun 1937

Sqn Ldr Finlay Crerar; later A/Cdre

xx Jun 1940

Wg Cdr John B M Wallis; later A/Cdre

xx Jul 1941

Wg Cdr D R Shore

xx Jan 1942

Wg Cdr R T Corry

xx Jul 1942

Wg Cdr R M Longmore, CBE

xx Apr 1943

Wg Cdr J S Kendrick

xx Jun 1943

Wg Cdr John B Russell DSO; later AVM

xx Jan 1944

Wg Cdr D M Brass, DSO

xx Feb 1945

Wg Cdr A M Taylor

xx May 1945

Wg Cdr G Henderson

 9 Jul 1945

DB

10 May 1946

?

xx Nov 1946

Sqn Ldr R R Russell

xx Aug 1948

Sqn Ldr Child

xx Oct 1948

Sqn Ldr Webb

xx xxx 1951

Sqn Ldr Guy Cory AFC

xx xxx 1952

Sqn Ldr Nigel H McLean

xx xxx 1955

Sqn Ldr T E Johnston, DFC

xx Feb 1957

Flt Lt Robertson

10 Mar 1957

DB

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr A Moodie (2013)

No 613 Squadron

13 Mar 1939

Flt D C R Macdonald [Adjutant]

11 Apr 1939

Sqn Ldr E Rhodes

xx Jan 1940

Sqn Ldr A F Anderson

xx Jul 1940

Wg Cdr John N T Stephenson; later AVM

xx Jun 1941

Wg Cdr Viscount Acheson

xx Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr C L Page

xx Dec 1942

Wg Cdr Charles B E Burt-Andrews; later A/Cdre

xx Oct 1943

Wg Cdr K H Blair, DFC

xx Feb 1944

Wg Cdr Robert N Bateson DFC; later AVM

xx Jun 1944

Wg Cdr C Newman

xx Dec 1944

Wg Cdr P B Lucas, DSO, DFC

7 Aug 1945

DB

10 May 1946

?

xx Nov 1946

Sqn Ldr J S Morton, DFC*

xx Mar 1951

Sqn Ldr J B Wales

xx Dec 1956

?

10 Mar 1957

DB

No 614 Squadron

 1 Jun 1937

Flt Lt R G C Morgan-Smith [Adjutant]

 8 Jun 1937

Sqn Ldr R E C Cadman

xx Sep 1939

Flt Lt L J Stickley

xx Nov 1939

Sqn Ldr W R Wills-Sandford

xx Jan 1940

Sqn Ldr A A N Malan

xx Jun 1940

Wg Cdr D J Eayrs

xx Feb 1941

Wg Cdr H M Mulliken

xx Aug 1941

Wg Cdr R E S Skelton

xx Jun 1942

Wg Cdr H T Sutton

xx Aug 1943

Wg Cdr C K Bonner

25 Jan 1944

DB

15 Feb 1944

Wg Cdr W T Russell

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr J S Laird

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr E B R Lockwood

27 Jul 1945

DB

10 May 1946

Sqn Ldr W H Irving

xx Jul 1950

Sqn Ldr E H McHardy, DSO, DFC*

xx xxx 1954

S Ldr H J E Howe

10 Mar 1957

DB

No 615 Squadron

 1 Jun 1937

Sqn Ldr Arthur V Harvey; later A/Cdre

xx Mar 1940

Sqn Ldr J R Kyall, DSO, DFC

xx Dec 1940

Sqn Ldr Holmwood

xx Feb 1941

Sqn Ldr Anthony Eyre DFC

xx Apr 1941

Sqn Ldr G F Powell-Shedden

xx Jul 1941

Sqn Ldr D E Gillam, DSO, DFC*, AFC

xx Feb 1942

Sqn Ldr B L Duckenfield, DFC

xx Jan 1943

Sqn Ldr W D Williams, DFC

xx Mar 1943

Sqn Ldr R H Holland, DFC

xx Jan 1944

Sqn Ldr D W McCormack, DFC*

xx Aug 1944

Flt Lt K F Gannon

xx Sep 1944

Sqn Ldr T H Meyer

10 Jun 1945

DB

10 Jun 1945

Sqn Ldr P J Anson

25 Sep 1945

DB

10 May 1946

?

xx Jul 1946

Sqn Ldr R G Kellett, DSO, DFC

xx xxx 1949

Sqn Ldr P K Devitt

xx xxx 1950

Sqn Ldr N F Duke, DSO, OBE, DFC**, AFC

xx xxx 1951

Sqn Ldr Frederick B Sowrey AFC; later AM

xx Jan 1954

Sqn Ldr R A Eeles

10 Mar 1957

DB

No 616 Squadron

 1 Nov 1938

Sqn Ldr the Earl of Lincoln

xx Sep 1939

Sqn Ldr Walter K Beisiegel; later A/Cdre

xx May 1940

Sqn Ldr M Robinson

xx Sep 1940

Sqn Ldr H F Burton, DFC

xx Sep 1941

Sqn Ldr C F Gray, DFC*

xx Feb 1942

Sqn Ldr H L I Brown, DFC

xx Jan 1943

Sqn Ldr G S K Haywood

xx Apr 1943

Sqn Ldr P W Lefevre, DFC

xx Apr 1943

Sqn Ldr P B Lucas, DFC

xx Jul 1943

Sqn Ldr L W Watts, DFC

xx Jul 1944

Wg Cdr A McDowall, DFM*

xx May 1945

Wg Cdr E E Schrader, DFC

30 Aug 1945

DB

10 May 1946

?

xx Jul 1946

Sqn Ldr K Holden, DFC

xx Dec 1950

Sqn Ldr L H Casson, DFC

xx Nov 1954

Sqn Ldr W G Abel

10 Mar 1957

DB

No 617 Squadron

23 Mar 1943

Wg Cdr G P Gibson

xx Aug 1943

Wg Cdr G W Holden

xx Sep 1943

Sqn Ldr Harold B Martin; later AM

xx Nov 1943

 Wg Cdr G L Cheshire

xx Jul 1944

Wg Cdr J B Tait

xx Dec 1944

Wg Cdr J E Fauquier

xx Apr 1945

Wg Cdr J E Grindon

xx Jun 1945

Wg Cdr C Fothergill

xx Apr 1946

Sqn Ldr C K Saxelby

xx May 1947

Wg Cdr C D Milne (for goodwill visit to USA)

xx Jul 1947

Sqn Ldr C K Saxelby

xx Feb 1948

Sqn Ldr P G Brodie

xx May 1950

Sqn Ldr W H Thallon

xx Jun 1952

Sqn Ldr M J O'Bryen-Nichols

xx Dec 1952

Sqn Ldr D Roberts

xx May 1954

Sqn Ldr J A Ruck

15 Dec 1955

DB

 1 May 1958

Wg Cdr Douglas Bower OBE, AFC; later AVM

 7 May 1960

Wg Cdr L G A Bastard

 9 Dec 1962

Wg Cdr H G Currell

22 Mar 1965

Wg Cdr D G L Heywood

23 Mar 1967

Wg Cdr Robert C Allen; later A/Cdre

14 Mar 1969

Wg Cdr C A Vasey

29 Mar 1971

Wg Cdr F M A Hines

22 Oct 1973

Wg Cdr V L Warrington

 8 Sep 1975

Wg Cdr R B Gilvary

xx Jul 1977

Wg Cdr F Mason (brief tenure due to illness)

xx Jul 1977

Wg Cdr J N Stephenson-Oliver

xx Aug 1979

Wg Cdr J N Herbertson

31 Dec 1981

DB

 1 Jan 1983

Wg Cdr Anthony J Harrison; later AVM

xx Jun 1985

Wg Cdr P J J Day

xx Jan 1988

Wg Cdr Nigel J Day; later AVM

xx May 1990

Wg Cdr R D Iveson

xx Mar 1993

Wg Cdr J H Dickinson

xx Jul 1995

Wg Cdr Ian L Dugmore; later A/Cdre

xx Mar 1998

Wg Cdr G E Thwaites

xx Sep 2000

Wg Cdr D G Robertson

xx Jul 2003

Wg Cdr A Monkman

xx Jan 2006

Wg Cdr Simon P Rochelle; later A/Cdre

xx Jan 2008

Wg Cdr David J E Cooper; later A/Cdre

xx Oct 2010

Wg Cdr K D Taylor

xx Oct 2012

Wg Cdr D S Arthurton

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr S Grapes

No 618 Squadron

26 Mar 1943

?

xx Apr 1943

Sqn Ldr C T Rose, DFC, DFM

xx Apr 1943

Wg Cdr G H B Hutchinson

xx Sep 1943

Fg Off H B Mcready

xx Jul 1944

Wg Cdr G H B Hutchinson

xx Oct 1944

Gp Capt R C Keary

21 Jul 1945

DB

No 619 Squadron

18 Apr 1943

?

20 Apr 1943

Wg Cdr I J McGhie, DFC

20 Aug 1943

Wg Cdr W Abercromby, DFC

 4 Dec 1943

Wg Cdr J R Jeudwine, OBE, DFC

23 May 1944

Wg Cdr J R Maling, AFC

28 Jul 1944

Wg Cdr A R Millward, DFC

21 Feb 1945

Wg Cdr S G Birch, DFC

14 Jun 1945

Wg Cdr Flett

18 Jul 1945

DB

No 620 Squadron

17 Jun 1943

Sqn Ldr F H Austin

19 Jun 1943

Wg Cdr D H Lee, DFC

4 Oct 1944

Wg Cdr G T Wynne-Powell, DFC

1 Jul 1945

Wg Cdr G H Briggs, DFC

27 Jul 1945

Wg Cdr K R Slater, AFC

xx Sep 1945

Wg Cdr R I Alexander, DFC

xx xxx 1946

Wg Cdr M Thomas

 1 Sep 1946

DB

No 621 Squadron

12 Sep 1943

Wg Cdr P Green, OBE, AFC

xx Dec 1944

Wg Cdr F T Gardiner, DFC

xx Nov 1945

Sqn Ldr G Schofield

xx Feb 1946

Wg Cdr B E Peck, DFC

 1 Sep 1946

DB

No 622 Squadron

10 Aug 1943

Sqn Ldr J Martin

20 Aug 1943

Wg Cdr G H N Gibson DFC

 1 Feb 1944

Wg Cdr I C K Swales DFC, DFM

19 Oct 1944

Wg Cdr G K Buckingham

15 Aug 1945

DB

 1 Nov 1950

Wg Cdr R H McIntosh

30 Sep 1953

DB

1 Oct 2012

Sqn Ldr R M O'Brien

No 623 Squadron

10 Aug 1943

?

18 Aug 1943

Wg Cdr E J Little, DFC (Killed in action, 31 Aug 1943)

 6 Sep 1943

Wg Cdr G T Wynne-Powell

29 Nov 1943

Wg Cdr Frederick M Milligan AFC; later A/Cdre

 6 Dec 1943

DB

No 624 Squadron

22 Sep 1943

Sqn Ldr J B Austin DFC [Temp]

xx Nov 1943

Wg Cdr C S G Stanbury, DSO, DFC

xx Dec 1944

Sqn Ldr G M Gallagher

30 Nov 1945

DB

No 625 Squadron

 1 Oct 1943

Wg Cdr T Preston

26 Mar 1944

Wg Cdr D D Haig

16 Sep 1944

Wg Cdr Mackay

18 Nov 1944

Wg Cdr John L Barker; later AVM

7 Oct 1945

DB

No 626 Squadron

 7 Nov 1943

Wg Cdr P Haynes

 8 Feb 1944

Wg Cdr Q W A Ross

25 Mar 1944

Wg Cdr G F Rodney

11 Oct 1944

Wg Cdr J H N Molesworth

16 Apr 1945

Wg Cdr D F Nixon

14 Oct 1945

DB

No 627 Squadron

 7 Nov 1943

?

13 Nov 1943

Wg Cdr R P Elliott, DSO, DFC*

 3 Jun 1944

Wg Cdr G W Curry, DSO, DFC*

22 Jan 1945

Wg Cdr B R W Hallows, DFC

10 Apr 1945

Wg Cdr R Kingsford-Smith, DSO, DFC, RAAF

 1 Jun 1945

Wg Cdr C W Scott AFC, RNZAF

30 Sep 1945

DB

No 628 Squadron

21 Mar 1944

Names for this period have not yet been found

 1 Oct 1944

DB

No 630 Squadron

15 Nov 1943

Wg Cdr M Crocker DFC

12 Dec 1963

Wg Cdr J D Rollinson DFC

 1 Feb 1944

Wg Cdr W Deas DFC

12 Jul 1944

Wg Cdr L M Blome-Jones DFC

xx Sep 1944

Wg Cdr J E Grindon DFC

28 Apr 1945

Wg Cdr F W L Wild DFC

18 Jul 1945

DB

No 631 Squadron

 1 Dec1943

Names for this period have not yet been found

11 Feb 1949

DB

No 635 Squadron

20 Mar 1944

Wg Cdr A G S Cousens DSO, DFC

22 Apr 1944

?

27 Apr 1944

Wg Cdr Walter T Brooks; later A/Cdre

11 Jul 1944

Wg Cdr S Baker DSO, DFC

xx Mar 1945

Wg Cdr J W Fordham

 1 Sep 1945

DB

No 639 Squadron

 1 Dec 1943

Names for this period have not yet been found

30 Apr 1945

DB

No 640 Squadron

 7 Jan 1944

Wg Cdr D J Eayrs

20 Apr 1944

Wg Cdr Wilfred Carter DFC later AVM

 4 Jun 1944

Wg Cdr M T Maw

14 Aug 1944

Wg Cdr J M Viney DFC

22 Jan 1945

Wg Cdr E C Badcoe DFC

 7 May 1945

DB

No 644 Squadron

23 Feb 1944

Sqn Ldr A G Norman, DFC

16 Mar 1944

Wg Cdr V A Pope

10 Nov 1944

Wg Cdr E L Archer, AFC

25 Jun 1945

Wg Cdr W H Ingle AFC

 1 Sep 1946

DB

No 650 Squadron

 1 Dec 1943

Names for this period have not yet been found

26 Jun 1945

DB

No 651 Squadron

 1 Aug 1941

Names for this period have not yet been found

 1 Nov 1955

DB

 1 Nov 1955

Names for this period have not yet been found

 1 Sep 1957

Transferred to Army Air Corps

No 652 Squadron

 1 May 1942

Names for this period have not yet been found

 1 Sep 1957

Transferred to Army Air Corps

No 653 Squadron

20 Jun 1942

Names for this period have not yet been found

15 Sep 1945

DB

No 654 Squadron

15 Jul 1942

Names for this period have not yet been found

24 Jun 1947

DB

No 655 Squadron

30 Nov 1942

Names for this period have not yet been found

31 Aug 1945

DB

No 656 Squadron

31 Dec 1942

Names for this period have not yet been found

15 Jan 1947

DB

29 Jun 1948

Names for this period have not yet been found

1 Sep 1957

Transferred to Army Air Corps

No 657 Squadron

31 Jan 1943

Names for this period have not yet been found

 1 Nov 1955

DB

No 658 Squadron

30 Apr 1943

Names for this period have not yet been found

15 Oct 1946

DB

No 659 Squadron

30 Apr 1943

Names for this period have not yet been found

14 Aug 1947

DB

No 660 Squadron

31 Jul 1943

Names for this period have not yet been found

31 May 1946

DB

No 661 Squadron

31 Aug 1943

Names for this period have not yet been found

31 Oct 1945

DB

 1 May 1949

Names for this period have not yet been found

10 Mar 1957

DB

No 662 Squadron

30 Sep 1943

Maj G A Hill

15 Dec 1945

DB

 1 Feb 1949

Names for this period have not yet been found

10 Mar 1957

DB

No 663 Squadron

14 Aug 1944

Sqn Ldr E Pawlikowski

29 Oct 1946

DB

1 Jul 1949

Names for this period have not yet been found

10 Mar 1957

DB

No 664 Squadron

 9 Dec 1944

Maj D R Ely RCA

xx Jan 1945

Maj D W Blyth RCA

xx xxx 1944

Maj N Reilander RCA

 1 Sep 1949

Names for this period have not yet been found

10 Mar 1957

DB

No 665 Squadron

22 Jan 1945

Maj D R Ely RCA

xx xxx 1945

Maj G A Eaton MC, RCA

xx Mar 1945

Maj N Reilander RCA

10 Jul 1945

DB

No 666 Squadron

 5 Mar 1945

Maj D R Ely RCA

12 Jun 1945

Maj A B Stewart

30 Sep 1945

DB

1 May 1949

Names for this period have not yet been found

10 Mar 1957

DB

No 667 Squadron

 1 Dec 1943

Sqn Ldr J A Meads

28 Sep 1945

Flt Lt K Laverty

 3 Oct 1945

Sqn Ldr Doran

20 Dec 1945

DB

No 668 Squadron

16 Nov 1944

Names for this period have not yet been found

10 Nov 1945

DB

No 669 Squadron

16 Nov 1944

Names for this period have not yet been found

10 Nov 1945

DB

No 670 Squadron

30 Dec 1944

Names for this period have not yet been found

 1 Jul 1946

DB

No 671 Squadron

 1 Jan 1945

Names for this period have not yet been found

25 Oct 1945

DB

No 672 Squadron

21 Jan 1945

Names for this period have not yet been found

 1 Jul 1946

DB

No 673 Squadron

27 Jan 1945

Names for this period have not yet been found

25 Oct 1945

DB

No 679 Squadron

 1 Dec 1943

Names for this period have not yet been found

26 Jun 1945

DB

No 680 Squadron

 1 Feb 1943

Wg Cdr James R Whelan DFC*; later A/Cdre

xx Oct 1944

Wg Cdr J C Paish

 1 Sep 1946

DB

No 681 Squadron

25 Jan 1943

Wg Cdr S G Wise, DFC*

xx Dec 1943

Wg Cdr F D Proctor, DFC

xx Apr 1945

Wg Cdr D B Pearson

xx May 1946

Sqn Ldr H Roberts

 1 Aug 1946

DB

No 682 Squadron

 1 Feb 1943

Sqn Ldr Alfred H W Ball DSO, DFC; later AM

xx Jul 1943

Sqn Ldr J T Morgan, DSO

xx Jul 1944

Sqn Ldr R C Buchanan, DFC

xx Mar 1945

Sqn Ldr H B Oldfield

xx Aug 1945

Sqn Ldr B R Kenwright, DFC

14 Sep 1945

DB

No 683 Squadron

 8 Feb 1943

Wg Cdr A Warburton, DSO*, DFC*

xx Oct 1943

Sqn Ldr H S Smith, DFC

xx Aug 1944

Sqn Ldr R T Turton, DFC

xx Apr 1945

Sqn Ldr E R Pearson, DFC

21 Dec 1945

DB

 1 Aug 1950

?

xx Nov 1950

Sqn Ldr Ian D N Lawson DFC*; later AVM

xx xxx 1952

Sqn Ldr N N Ezekiel

30 Nov 1953

DB

No 684 Squadron

29 Sep 1943

Sqn Ldr B S Jones

xx Dec 1943

Wg Cdr W B Murray

xx Nov 1944

Wg Cdr W E M Lowry, DFC

xx Nov 1945

Wg Cdr K J Newman, DFC*, RNZAF

xx Apr 1946

Wg Cdr J R H Merrifield, DSO, DFC*

 1 Sep 1946

DB

No 691 Squadron

 1 Dec 1943

Names for this period have not yet been found

11 Feb 1949

DB

No 692 Squadron

 1 Jan 1944

Wg Cdr W G Lockhart, DSO, DFC

xx Mar 1944

Wg Cdr S D Watts, DFC, RNZAF

xx Jul 1944

Wg Cdr J Northrop, DFC, AFC

20 Sep 1945

DB

No 695 Squadron

 1 Dec 1943

Names for this period have not yet been found

11 Feb 1949

DB

No 1435 Squadron

 2 Aug 1942

Sqn Ldr A D J Lovell DFC*

xx Jan 1943

Sqn Ldr W A Smith DFC

xx Jan 1943

Sqn Ldr H F O'Neill DFC

xx Jul 1943

Sqn Ldr R Webb

xx Feb 1944

Sqn Ldr J D Clements

15 Mar 1944

Sqn Ldr N V Glew (KIFA - Hurricane KX929, 17 May 1944)

17 May 1944

Maj F J M Meaker

xx Jan 1945

Sqn Ldr R G G Saril

 9 May 1945

DB

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