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Department of the Chief of the Air Staff - Personnel July 1947


MRAF The Lord Tedder Chief of the Air Staff, GCB  1 Jan 1946
Mr B Humpreys-Davies Private Secretary  
Sqn Ldr M P Fellowes Personal Assistant  
Sqn Ldr G H Wiles    1 May 1940
AM Sir William F Dickson Vice Chief of the Air Staff,KBE, CB, DSO, AFC; later MRAF  
Mr M McF Davis Private Secretary  
Miss E C Perry Assistant Private Secretary  
Mr S T Gunnis Personal Assistant  

James D I Hardman

Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Operations), CB, OBE, DFC; later ACM  
Wg Cdr G L Sinclair Staff Officer, DFC  

John N Boothman

Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Technical Requirements), CB, DFC, AFC; later ACM  
Gp Capt J E Allen Staff Officer  
AVM Lawrence F Pendred Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Intelligence), CB, MBE, DFC; later AM  
Miss P D White Personal Assistant  
AVM Robert M Foster Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Policy), CB, CBE, DFC; later ACM  
Sqn Ldr J A McCorquodale Staff Officer  7 Jun 1944
Scientific Adviser to the Air Ministry
Dr H R Hulme MA, PhD
Scientific Adviser on Telecommunications
Sir Robert Watson-Watt Scientific Adviser on Telecommunications, CB, FRS
Miss I G Smith Private Secretary  
Directorate-General of Signals

William E Theak

Director-General, CBE  6 Oct 1945
Directorate of Signals

Leslie Dalton-Morris

Director; CBE; later AM  
Gp Capt Henry G Blair Deputy Director; later A/Cdre 11 Sep 1944
Gp Capt N D Gilbart-Smith Deputy Director, CBE  
Gp Capt Crichton C Morton Deputy Director, CBE; later A/Cdre  
Gp Capt N F Simpson Deputy Director  
Gp Capt H D Mountford Deputy Director  
Wg Cdr E C G Babcock OBE  1 May 1944
Wg Cdr Benjamin H Boon later A/Cdre  
Wg Cdr L T Card    
Wg Cdr J E Kirk    
Wg Cdr L Maxwell-Miller    
Wg Cdr S C W Rudd    
Wg Cdr B J Stevenson   22 Nov 1945
Wg Cdr D G Viney    
Wg Cdr J H Woffindin    
Sqn Ldr W H A Bourne    
Sqn Ldr R C Couzens   28 Nov 1946
Sqn Ldr A Fry    
Sqn Ldr E A Fawcett    
Sqn Ldr E E Harris    
Sqn Ldr E C Hubbard    
Sqn Ldr V O Joseph    
Sqn Ldr N W Maskell    
Sqn Ldr G B Masters   13 Sep 1945
Sqn Ldr J G O Moore    
Sqn Ldr D A Oxby DSO, DFC, DFM  
Sqn Ldr C G Payne    
Sqn Ldr W C Proctor    
Sqn Ldr R H Rodber    
Sqn Ldr Eric V Stokes later A/Cdre  
Sqn Ldr J L Whitford    
Flt Lt G Barnett    
Flt Lt D N P Batty    
Flt Lt D H Beckett    
Flt Lt D L Hart    
Flt Lt E G A Hart    
Flt Lt J Hepburn    
Flt Lt J Lovatt    4 Nov 1946
Flt Lt H T Regester    
Flt Lt E B Williams    
Flt Lt J G Wilson   27 Sep 1945
Flt Off A Sissons WAAF  
Maj J E J Perkins    
Mr J F Watson Acting Staff Officer, MBE  
Mr L Barnes Acting Higher Clerical Officer on loan from other Government Dept
Directorate of Radio
A/Cdre Eric H Richardson Director, CBE  
Gp Capt P Allerston Deputy Director  
Gp Capt George H Randle Deputy Director; later A/Cdre  25 Sep 1944
Wg Cdr G W Emeny    
Wg Cdr R V Fiddick   28 Aug 1944
Wg Cdr L R Ridley    
Wg Cdr P H S Wood OBE  
Sqn Ldr G Asher    
Sqn Ldr A E Basford    
Sqn Ldr J F Brown    1 Oct 1945
Sqn Ldr A H Dormer    
Sqn Ldr W J Gale    
Sqn Ldr D R Gilding    
Sqn Ldr John Goodman later A/Cdre 16 Oct 1945
Sqn Ldr F Griffin    
Sqn Ldr G W Hancock    
Sqn Ldr C S Hawley    
Sqn Ldr F E Ludgate   19 Jan 1943
Sqn Ldr Gordon M McMinn later A/Cdre  
Sqn Ldr C F Mills    
Sqn Ldr R J Mitchell    
Sqn Ldr B T Pook    
Sqn Ldr L J Wright    
Flt Lt A R Aldridge   24 Aug 1944
Flt Lt F W Church    
Flt Lt W J Dowd    
Flt Lt A Fraser    
Flt Lt R G Golder   17 May 1943
Flt Lt W Jopling BEM  
Flt Lt L J Lewis    4 Mar 1943
Flt Lt M D Logan    
Flt Lt E H Sandall    1 Jan 1945
Mr A E G Allan Senior Technical Officer  
Mr C F Sutton Senior Technical Officer  
Mr G G Craig Acting Staff Officer  
Mr S H Hodges Acting Staff Officer  
Mr J D Swallow Acting Higher Clerical Officer  
Mr A W Haddock Acting Higher Clerical Officer  
Mr G A Ashton Acting Higher Clerical Officer  
Mr C Alfred Acting Higher Clerical Officer on loan from another Government Dept.
Mr W G Boyd Acting Higher Clerical Office on loan from another Government Dept.

Directorate-General of Armament

AVM Gerard Combe Director-General  5 Feb 1945
Gp Capt John Marson Deputy Director; later AVM  
Gp Capt Maurice L Heath, OBE; later AM  
Wg Cdr G Bird    
Wg Cdr C N Harrison    
Wg Cdr Evelyn M T Howell later AVM  
Wg Cdr W J Macken    
Wg Cdr G P Woodhouse    
Sqn Ldr D C Baillie    
Sqn Ldr R Bibby    
Sqn Ldr J D Bird    
Sqn Ldr T B Jones    
Sqn Ldr J W Mills    
Sqn Ldr D T Way OBE  
Flt Lt T V Batty    
Flt Lt J D Bird    
Flt Lt D Bishop    
Flt Lt L T Brook    
Flt Lt G A Fricker    
Flt Lt A Gibson    
Flt Lt G Greenfield    
Flt Lt W A Jones    
Flt Lt D R Levinson BEM  
Flt Lt J F Palmer    
Flt Lt K C Price    
Flt Lt R S Raydin    
Flt Lt W Turner    
Flt Lt A W Uphill    
Commandant-General of the RAF Regiment and Inspector Ground Combat Training
Maj-Gen A E Robinson Commandant-General, DSO  4 May 1945
Flt Off H E M Johnson Staff Officer, WAAF 11 Feb 1946
A/Cdre Harold J G E Proud Director, CBE 14 Jan 1946
Gp Capt M D Thunder Deputy Director 16 Jul 1945
Wg Cdr R W Hurst Assistant Director 14 Aug 1945
Wg Cdr H W C Springham   22 Nov 1946
Lt Col H H Farthing    3 Sep 1945
Lt Col R P Freeman Taylor    1 Dec 1946
Sqn Ldr H R J Adams   17 Feb 1946
Sqn Ldr A A Baxter   14 May 1946
Sqn Ldr F T Russell   16 Jun 1947
Sqn Ldr H H Wood-Glover    3 Jun 1947
Sqn Off P Vine WAAF 25 Nov 1945
Flt Off E M Caldwell WAAF 17 Dec 1945
Deputy Directorate of Science
Dr B G Dickens Superintendent, OBE, BSc, ARCS, DIC, PhD  
Dr G A Roberts Senior Principal Scientific Officer, BA  
Mr H L Beards Principal Scientific Officer, BSc  
Dr A Charlesby Principal Scientific Officer, BSc, PhD, DIC, FInstP  
Mr I A Hockmayer Principal Scientific Officer, BSc, MIEE, ACRAS  
Dr J B Parry Principal Scientific Officer, BA, PhD, ABPsC  
Mr H D Poole Principal Scientific Officer,  
Mr F J Prewett Principal Scientific Officer, MA  
Mr E C Williams Principal Scientific Officer, BSc, MSc, FInstP  
Mr I G de Teissier Senior Scientific Officer, BA  
Mr R Cockett Senior Scientific Officer, BA, DipEd, ASPsS  
Mr P D Greenall Senior Scientific Officer, MSc, DipEd  
Mr F Morgan Senior Scientific Officer, BA  
Dr G W Robertson Senior Scientific Officer, BSc, PhD  
Mr F C Watts Senior Scientific Officer, MA, FSS  
Mr A Cassie Scientific Officer, MA  
Miss E M Giles Scientific Officer,  
Mr A Walker Scientific Officer,  
Mr T Whittaker Senior Experimental Officer, MIPE  
Mr W E Pryor Experimental Officer  
Mr T E Shrimpton Experimental Officer  
Sqn Ldr J Ellerd Styles    
Fg Off W H Penny    
Mr P J Fowler Staff Officer  
Mr P M G Carter Junior Executive Officer  
Mr W E Dowling Junior Executive Officer  
Mr B B Peachey Junior Executive Officer  
Mr J R North Junior Executive Officer  
Mr D D Asprey Junior Executive Officer  
Mr D Drew Junior Executive Officer  
Miss M A Allan Special Appointment, MA, EdB  
Mrs H S Anthony Special Appointment, MA  
Dr E M Backett Special Appointment, PhD, BSc (Hon), MBBS  
Mr H Maddox Special Appointment, BA  
Mr D K Wheeler Special Appointment, BA (Hon), DipEd  
Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Operations)
Directorate of Operations
A/Cdre Francis J Fressanges Director, CB; later AM  
Gp Capt Clayton D C Boyce Deputy Director; later AVM  
Gp Capt Neville R Buckle Deputy Director; later A/Cdre  
Gp Capt R C Gaskell Deputy Director,  
Gp Capt M B Edwards Deputy Director, OBE  
Wg Cdr I M Crosbie    
Wg Cdr M M Kane MBE 10 Oct 1945
Wg Cdr W J Marshall MBE 30 Nov 1945
Wg Cdr W W T Ritchie AFC 10 May 1945
Wg Cdr J H Sindall DSO 24 Jul 1945
Wg Cdr H C Westwood    
Cdr G R Carver RN  
Sqn Ldr V H Buscall    
Sqn Ldr T S Kitching    
Sqn Ldr L Newbould    
Sqn Ldr Angus A N Nicholson later A/Cdre 19 May 1945
Sqn Ldr C M Owen DFC  3 Sep 1945
Sqn Ldr L G Press AFC 13 Nov 1945
Sqn Ldr J R Urwin-Mann DSO, DFC  1 Aug 1945
Sqn Ldr D A Watson DFC  
Flt Lt C G Peters    
Flt Lt T Simpson    
Flt Off M K Fearnehough WAAF  
SO F Dumbarsteen WAAF  
Directorate of Navigation
A/Cdre Geoffrey I L Saye Director, OBE, AFC; later AVM  
Gp Capt John G Davis Deputy Director, OBE; later ACM  
Wg Cdr R T Billett Assistant Director  
Wg Cdr R H S Mealing Assistant Director,  
Wg Cdr W G Oldbury Assistant Director, DFC  
Wg Cdr T Q Horner    
Wg Cdr J P Selby    
Sqn Ldr I M Brodie    
Sqn Ldr J F Crook    
Sqn Ldr

John F Davis

DFC; later A/Cdre  
Sqn Ldr H R Hall    
Sqn Ldr W L Farqhurson    
Sqn Ldr P S Huggett    
Sqn Ldr J A King    
Sqn Ldr G G Petty    
Sqn Ldr J Wood    
Flt Lt F R W Bagshaw    
Flt Lt C O Beck    
Flt Lt J M Helme    
Flt Lt J H Misselbrook   14 Oct 1946
Flt Lt T S Steuart    
Flt Lt K Tebbutt   10 Sep 1945
Flt Off E Smorthwaite WAAF  
Directorate of Air Support and Transport Operations

David F W Atcherley

Director, CBE, DSO, DFC; later AVM  
Gp Capt Frederick F Rainsford Deputy Director; later A/Cdre  
Wg Cdr R W Cox    
Wg Cdr R C Love DSO, DFC 24 Sep 1946
Wg Cdr K F Mackie DFC 17 Aug 1946
Wg Cdr Edward G L Millington CBE, DFC; later A/Cdre  
Lt Col E G Hollist    
Sqn Ldr H S Burrows   28 Feb 1945
Sqn Ldr L A Malins    6 Oct 1945
Sqn Ldr J A Newington AFC  
Maj E S Lough    
Maj F M Shaw    
Deputy Directorate of Accident Prevention
Gp Capt A F Anderson Deputy Director, DSO, DFC 17 Dec 1945
Wg Cdr H Budden DSO, DSC  
Wg Cdr W C E Craig DFC  
Wg Cdr R T Frogley   13 Dec1945
Wg Cdr Ian N MacDougall DFC; later A/Cdre  
Wg Cdr J J McKay DSO, DFC  
Wg Cdr G F Rodney    
Wg Cdr A J M Smythe OBE, DFC  
Wg Cdr W H Maitland Walker    
Sqn Ldr P A Alt    
Sqn Ldr F W Chadwick DFC  2 Aug 1946
Sqn Ldr J K Haseldon DFC  
Sqn Ldr W E V Malins    
Sqn Ldr W M Mason    
Sqn Ldr L W Percival MBE  
Sqn Ldr S H Redmond    
Lt Cdr H Jones Naval Liaison Officer, RN  
Flt Lt F V Armstrong    
Flt Lt J B Ball    
Flt Lt E S Bone    
Flt Lt N E Bowen    
Flt Lt W H Cheek DFC  
Flt Lt K W Cook    
Flt Lt C J Davies    
Flt Lt W R Gunn GM  
Flt Lt D Hill    
Flt Lt D F W Hinton    
Flt Lt P W Humphries    
Flt Lt R J A Jones    
Flt Lt K G Marks    
Flt Lt C A Newman   28 Oct 1944
Flt Lt E J Poole    1 Nov 1944
Flt Lt J B Robertson    
Flt Lt G J Smith    
Flt Lt F G Sullivan    
Flt Lt R Thompson    
Flt Lt R H Vernon   12 Oct 1945
Flt Lt O E Willis    
Mr K P H Hunt Special Appointment  
Miss E A K Knott Acting Higher Clerical Officer  
Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Technical Requirements)
Directorate of Operational Requirements (A)

Thomas G Pike

Director, CB, CBE, DFC; later MRAF 21 Jul 1941
Gp Capt T B Cooper Deputy Director, OBE, DFC 10 Feb 1945
Gp Capt Charles L Dann Deputy Director, OBE, BSc; later A/Cdre  
Wg Cdr E G Campbell-Voullaire DFC  1 Dec 1946
Wg Cdr R D Elliott   26 Aug 1946
Wg Cdr D E B Wheeler    
Wg Cdr B A C Wood DFC  
Wg Cdr S Wroath AFC  
Lt Col J F T Scott    
Sqn Ldr Colin C M Baker later A/Cdre  
Sqn Ldr S E Harrison   13 Aug 1945
Sqn Ldr Thomas P Seymour later A/Cdre  
Sqn Ldr J Quinn DFC  8 Apr 1947
Sqn Ldr David C H Simmonds later A/Cdre  6 Dec 1945
Mr W F Jaggs Acting Staff Officer  
Mr E W Bates Acting Higher Clerical Officer  
Directorate of Operational Requirements (E)

Colin P Brown

Director, CBE, DFC; later AVM 19 Aug 1942
Gp Capt L F Brown Deputy Director  
Wg Cdr R E Drake OBE, AFC  
Wg Cdr W B S Simpson    
Wg Cdr E A Whiteley DFC  
Sqn Ldr Charles S Betts later AVM 27 Jan 1945
Sqn Ldr John R Burges later A/Cdre  
Sqn Ldr H R Figg DFC, DFM  
Sqn Ldr R E Glover    
Sqn Ldr T C MacNamara    7 Jan 1946
Sqn Ldr G H Williams    
Deputy Directorate of Air Tactics
Gp Capt L C Slee Deputy Director, DSO, DFC 16 Dec 1945
Wg Cdr E H McHardy    
Wg Cdr J F Newman DSO, DFC 17 Jan 1946
Wg Cdr B G Morris    
Wg Cdr G J Rayner    
Wg Cdr Philip J Sanders DFC; later A/Cdre  
Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Intelligence)
Directorate of Intelligence (Operations)
A/Cdre John G Hawtrey Director, CBE; later AVM  9 Dec 1946
Wg Cdr

James R Whelan

Assistant Director, DSO, DFC; later A/Cdre  3 May 1946
Wg Cdr Alan H C Boxer DSO, DFC; later AVM 31 Mar 1946
Wg Cdr P H Hugo DSO, DFC 25 Feb 1946
Sqn Ldr J Garden DFC 29 Aug 1946
Sqn Ldr A Leitch    
Sqn Ldr C E L Powell    7 Jul 1947
Flt Lt E Vear    
Mr S F Mason Acting Higher Clerical Officer  
Mr A W Welham Acting Higher Clerical Officer  
Deputy Directorate of Intelligence (3)
Gp Capt John M D Ker Deputy Director; later A/Cdre 28 Jul 1947
Wg Cdr P Baldwin   16 Jun 1947
Wg Cdr A Bruce   18 Jan 1946
Wg Cdr W J Hething RAAF 22 May 1947
Sqn Ldr G H Avent DSC, RCAF  9 Jan 1947
Sqn Ldr K Dear   11 Feb 1945
Sqn Ldr F R Godsmark   30 Dec 1946
Sqn Ldr  R C Jebb    7 May 1946
Sqn Ldr V G J Phillips    1 Oct 1945
Sqn Ldr G P Wildish AFC 28 May 1947
Flt Lt W C P Cory    1 Sep 1945
Flt Lt R T Edwards    3 Apr 1947
Flt Lt W A Harrison    1 Aug 1946
Flt Lt A M Hay    1 Nov 1946
Flt Lt E I Williams   11 Jul 1946
Flt Off M E Curtis WAAF 23 Dec 1941
Flt Off G Deans WAAF  5 Aug 1942
Flt Off E M Wheatley WAAF 13 May 1947
Mr G F M Carter Junior Executive Officer  
Mr F P De Little Junior Executive Officer  
Mr O T Berry Junior Executive Officer, MBE  
Mr A G Anderson Higher Clerical Officer  
Mr J S Childs Higher Clerical Officer  
Mr J J Hampton Higher Clerical Officer  
Mr A Hodges Higher Clerical Officer  
Mr G A Lewis Higher Clerical Officer, MBE  

Deputy Directorate of Intelligence (Research)

Gp Capt G M Buxton Deputy Director, OBE  
Assistant Directorate of Intelligence (2)
Wg Cdr Vacant Assistant Director  
Wg Cdr Christopher H Hartley DFC, AFC; later AM  1 Nov 1946
Sqn Ldr S G Brown   31 Oct 1946
Sqn Ldr C Dunkerley    1 May 1946
Sqn Ldr W R Hardeman OBE  6 May 1946
Flt Lt W J Brett   23 Jun 1944
Flt Lt R W W Buckley    1 Apr 1946
Flt Lt K W Cowell    9 Jan 1947
Flt Lt S E Cowen   11 Apr 1946
Flt Lt J F Hall   28 Oct 1946
Flt Lt S C Hill    1 Jun 1946
Flt Lt F J Lee   25  Apr 1944
Flt Lt P L Morgan   18 Sep 1946
Flt Lt J L Newton   17 Jan 1946
Flt Lt J P E Peters    1 Feb 1946
Flt Lt J B Pow   17 Jan 1946
Flt Lt K C Rogers    2 Nov 1945
Assistant Directorate of Intelligence (Science)
Dr J H Lees Assistant Director, MA, PhD, FRAeS  
Dr J G A Griffiths Principal Scientific Officer, BA, PhD, FRIC  
Dr A T Horton Principal Scientific Officer, MA, DFC, PhD  
Mr D J Garrard Senior Scientific Officer, BA  
Mr E G Ackerman Scientific Officer, GM  
Mr H G Cundall Experimental Officer  
Mr G E Kippax Junior Executive Officer  
Deputy Directorate of Intelligence (Organisation and Security)
Gp Capt Ian E Brodie Deputy Director, OBE; later A/Cdre  7 Jul 1947
Wg Cdr D J McGlinn DFC 10 Jul 1946
Wg Cdr F E Ratcliffe OBE 18 Jan 1947
Sqn Ldr W H Angus   16 Jan 1946
Sqn Ldr N E Canton MBE, DFC  6 May 1947
Sqn Ldr H H Oak-Rhind    3 Dec 1942
Flt Lt J S F Blundell DFC  7 May 1946
Flt Lt L V Cruikshank    1 Aug 1946
Flt Lt A F Derry    9 Oct 1945
Flt Lt S W Wilding   20 Jun 1945
Fg Off R A Walker   27 Dec 1946
Mr A H Bates Acting Staff Officer  
Mr S E Little Acting Staff Officer  
Mr J C MacNair Acting Higher Clerical Officer  
Deputy Directorate of Allied Air Co-operation and Foreign Liaison
Gp Capt Walter G Cheshire Deputy Director; later ACM  
Wg Cdr P Sawson    
Wg Cdr J M Kentish    
Wg Cdr C P N Newman    1 Sep 1946
Wg Cdr R W Turner    
Sqn Ldr R Bailey    
Sqn Ldr M K Forter   28 Nov 1943
Sqn Ldr C S Gray DSO, DFC  
Sqn Ldr B V Hunter    
Sqn Ldr C Marshall    
Sqn Ldr C F M Mervyn Jones    
Sqn Ldr M S J Wilton    
Sqn Ldr Philip H G Wintle    
Flt Lt D J Bathfield    
Flt Lt T R Bishop    
Flt Lt C M Dennehy    
Flt Lt P T Murphy    
Flt Lt F Pichel-Juan DFC  
Flt Lt D A Stevenson    
Flt Lt W E Sutton    
Flt Lt H I Tingley    
Flt Lt F J Venn    
Flt Off J M Beggs WAAF  
Flt Off E Spowart WAAF 28 Oct 1943
Mr J B Hogan Acting Staff Officer, MBE  
Mr H C Slade Acting Higher Clerical Officer  
Mr H P Orviss Acting Higher Clerical Officer  
Mr A E T Facey Acting Higher Clerical Officer on loan from another Government Department
Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Policy)
Directorate of Plans

George H Mills

Director, CB, DFC; later AM  
Gp Capt John H Edwardes Jones Deputy Director, CBE, DFC, AFC; later AM 13 Nov 1945
Gp Capt Charles S Moore OBE; later AVM  
Wg Cdr

Reginald H C Burwell

DFC; later A/Cdre  
Wg Cdr P W D Heal AFC  
Wg Cdr W A Toyne   5 Oct 1945
Wg Cdr E R M Walker    
Directorate of Policy (Air Staff)

William A D Brook

Director, CBE; later AVM  3 Aug 1946
Gp Capt Bernard A Casey Deputy Director; later A/Cdre  3 Dec 1945
Gp Capt

Henry P Fraser

Deputy Director, CBE, AFC; later AM 22 Feb 1947
Gp Capt David W Lane Deputy Director, CBE; later A/Cdre  
Gp Capt Donald M T Macdonald Deputy Director, later  AVM 30 May 1945
Wg Cdr W Bradshaw OBE, DFC  
Wg Cdr William V Crawford-Compton  DSO, DFC; later AVM  
Wg Cdr Leslie Fox DSO, DFC; later A/Cdre  6 Dec 1945
Wg Cdr

Stanley B Grant

later AVM  
Wg Cdr C F Harrington   25 Nov 1946
Wg Cdr M W B Knight    
Wg Cdr John H Lapsley OBE, DFC; later AM  
Wg Cdr D F M Macdonald    
Wg Cdr Christopher J Mount DSO, DFC; later A/Cdr  
Wg Cdr G M Robinson DFC  
Wg Cdr J A Thompson    
Air Staff Policy 1
Wg Cdr Alan D Frank later AVM  

Source - July 1947 Air Force List

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