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Department of the Air Member for Personnel - Personnel 1962

ACM Sir Walter G Cheshire Air Member for Personnel, KCB, CBE, BA 11 Dec 1961
Mr M Gainsborough Private Secretary  
Mr D J Lythgo Executive Officer  
Directorate-General of Personal Services
AVM James R Gordon-Finlayson Director-General, DSO, DFC, MA  1 May 1960
Mr A J Rayment Personal Assistant  
Chaplaincy Services
The Venerable F W Cocks Chaplain-in-Chief, CB, QHC, MA 19 Mar 1959
Rev A W Hopkins Assistant Chaplain-in-Chief, QHC, BA  8 Mar 1957
Rt Rev Mgr J J Roche Principal Chaplain - RC, CBE, SCA, VG  9 Jan 1962
Mr C J F Gilmore Special Appointment, MA  
Rev J H Wilson Staff Chaplain to Chaplain-in-Chief, MA 22 Aug 1961
Directorate of Personal Services (A)

Robert E Craven

Director, OBE, DFC; later AM  1 May 1961
Gp Capt

E G Rands

Deputy Director, 20 Sep 1961
Wg Cdr J M Ayre    9 May 1960
Wg Cdr I L Dunn   24 Apr 1961
Wg Cdr H E Walmsley DFC* 24 Mar 1959
Wg Cdr T R N Wheatley-Smith   10 Oct 1960
Wg Cdr S Willcocks    1 Jan 1962
Sqn Ldr K Courtnage OBE, AFC  1 Oct 1960
Sqn Ldr T R W Froud   20 Feb 1961
Sqn Ldr E C Henderson MBE 29 Aug 1960
Sqn Ldr E F Lapham   20 Jul 1959
Sqn Ldr E J McDonald OBE 27 Apr 1959
Sqn Ldr W J Malone   13 Jun 1960
Sqn Ldr R Parsons MBE 19 May 1959
Sqn Ldr H C Robinson MBE  5 Dec 1960
Mr J E Cook Higher Executive Officer  
Mr L H Price Higher Executive Officer  
Mr W A Connelley Executive Officer  
Mr H F Andrews Executive Officer  
Sqn Ldr (Ret) P G Farley Special Appointment  
Wg Cdr (Ret) A F Merritt Special Appointment  
Directorate of Personal Services (B)
A/Cdre William N Hibbert Director, FCA  4 Jul 1960
Gp Capt

William G Morgan

Deputy Director, CBE, AACCA; later AVM 22 Jun 1960
Gp Capt

P H Reason

Deputy Director,ACA 13 Sep 1961
Gp Capt

J Sanderson

Deputy Director, FCA 15 Aug 1960
Wg Cdr

G M Gibson

MBE 22 Jun 1960
Wg Cdr

R M Jolly

   1 Jan 1960
Wg Cdr

J B Lewis

  24 Oct 1960
Wg Cdr

J H C Russell

FCA 12 Dec 1960
Wg Cdr N Wilson OBE  7 Mar 1960
Wg Cdr A L Wooldridge FCA 12 Jun 1961
Sqn Ldr B D Davies AFC 21 Mar 1960
Sqn Ldr S E Emberley    1 Mar 1961
Sqn Ldr A A Goddard    1 Apr 1959
Sqn Ldr J E Janes   11 Mar 1959
Sqn Ldr A R Martin    1 Jan 1962
Sqn Ldr R S Mason    5 Jan 1959
Sqn Ldr T M Murray    1 Jan 1960
Sqn Ldr D S T Robertson   12 Feb 1960
Sqn Ldr E AT Sullivan   17 Aug 1961
Sqn Off S Pope MBE, WRAF 10 May 1961
Flt Lt G S Cross   29 Jan 1962
Flt Lt N K Hopkins   23 Oct 1961
Flt Lt B E Nicol BA 18 Sep 1961
Flt Lt W D Preston   27 Jun 1960
Mr J B Laidler Higher Executive Officer  
Mr J B Harris Higher Executive Officer  
Mr V A Loades Higher Executive Officer  
Mr F E Jones Higher Executive Officer  
Mr A J Phillips Executive Officer  
Mr A E Ham Executive Officer  
Mr M G Froud Executive Officer  
Mr J E Thomas Executive Officer  
Mr A W Tompkings Executive Officer  
Mr R E Welsh Executive Officer  
Mr J G Gooderham Executive Officer  
Directorate of Personal Services (Provost Marshal)

William S Gardner

Director, CB, CBE, DFC*, AFC 13 Jun 1960
Gp Capt

C S Harley

Deputy Director,  2 Mar 1960
Wg Cdr

F J Cuttill

Assistant Director,  2 Jan 1960
Wg Cdr G F McMahon DFM 20 Jun 1960
Wg Cdr J L Schooling   22 Feb 1960
Sqn Ldr A Smart BEM 17 Apr 1961
Sqn Ldr N Burton MBE 10 Oct 1960
Sqn Ldr G Innes   26 Nov 1959
Sqn Off D M Williams WRAF 14 Nov 1960
Flt Lt E J Millward BA 25 May 1961
Mr Vacant Higher Executive Officer  
Mr W D Hedley Executive Officer  
Directorate of Women's Royal Air Force
Air Cmdt Dame Anne Stephens Director, DBE, ADC, WRAF  7 Mar 1960
Flt Off D V Webster Personal Staff Officer, WRAF 17 Nov 1958
Gp Off

J L A Conan-Doyle

Deputy Director, OBE, WRAF  4 Apr 1960
Wg Off M F Gunnill WRAF 19 Sep 1961
Wg Off F R Pentland WRAF  2 Nov 1959
Sqn Off G D Bell WRAF  9 May 1960
Sqn Off K M Bright MBE, WRAF 26 Jul 1959
Sqn Off B C Stannard MBE, WRAF 12 Jun 1961
Inspector of Physical Fitness
Gp Capt J R W Blyth AFC, BSc, DPhysEd 21 Jul 1958
Flt Lt W A Batchelor DPhysEd 15 Mar 1960
Director of RAF Sport and Inspector of Recreational Grounds
Wg Cdr (Ret) J Lawson Director, CBE  
Directorate-General of Manning

John G W Weston

Director-General, CB, OBE 18 Jul 1961
Mr P P Howes Personal Assistant  
A/Cdre Frederick J Manning Director, CB, CBE 25 Jul 1960
Mr G A Roberts Director, CBE, BA  
Gp Capt

G K Buckingham

OBE, DFC 15 Aug 1960
Gp Capt

T P F Trudgian

OBE, FCA  1 Apr 1959
Wg Cdr L J M Bunce   11 Jan 1960
Wg Cdr F H A Campbell MBE 18 Sep 1961
Wg Cdr

A C Hollingsworth

   2 Jan 1961
Wg Cdr R W Hurst   17 Aug 1960
Wg Cdr R R Jack FCA, FCCS 11 Dec 1961
Wg Cdr

A J D Maclachlan

DFC 20 Jun 1960
Wg Cdr B Morgan MBE  2 Mar 1959
Wg Cdr

A V Plowright

   9 Aug 1960
Wg Cdr C G Reeve MBE 11 Jan 1960
Wg Off B G Mrtin OBE, WRAF 19 Jun 1961
Sqn Ldr D R K Blucke    4 Apr 1960
Sqn Ldr J E Brough   26 Apr 1960
Sqn Ldr B Catlin   10 Apr 1961
Sqn Ldr F W J Davies   20 Mar 1961
Sqn Ldr K McD Flett   29 Aug 1961
Sqn Ldr C P Francis   31 Mar 1959
Sqn Ldr R D Frost   23 May 1960
Sqn Ldr W H Goldstraw DFC*  8 Nov 1960
Sqn Ldr G R Groom   13 Mar 1961
Sqn Ldr H Hicks BA  1 Jan 1962
Sqn Ldr J T Lilleystone    9 Mar 1961
Sqn Ldr R E Morley   16 Oct 1958
Sqn Ldr T J Page DFM 15 Aug 1961
Sqn Ldr R V Palmer   6 Nov 1961
Sqn Ldr J R Robinson AFC 30 Dec 1959
Sqn Ldr A T Ryland MA, BAI 10 Aug 1961
Sqn Ldr W A Spencer   28 Aug 1961
Sqn Ldr I R Walkington BA 25 Jan 1960
Sqn Ldr C M G Watson   19 Jun 1961
Sqn Off G P Barrett WRAF  1 Mar 1960
Flt Lt A V Rippengal DFC, DFM 26 Jun 1961
Mr H Frost Chief Executive Officer, OBE  
Mr L W Asplin Higher Executive Officer  
Mr P J Parish Higher Executive Officer  
Mr D J Wise Higher Executive Officer  
Mr C K Murfitt Executive Officer  
Miss M E Butlin Executive Officer  
Miss M H Dee Executive Officer  
Mr K F Jefferson Executive Officer  
Mr R W Miller Executive Officer  
Miss P K Sim Executive Officer  
Mr G W Coles Executive Officer  
Miss M J Watt Executive Officer  
Mr D London Executive Officer  
Mr K D Davies Executive Officer  
Mr R E R Dickerson Executive Officer  
Miss D A Fielding Executive Officer  
Mr A E Elliott Executive Officer, BEM  
Mr K M Glock Executive Officer  
Mrs J B Robertson Executive Officer  
Mr J Heyes Executive Officer  
Wg Cdr (Ret) A G T James Special Appointment, OBE  
Mr G H McDonough Higher Statistics Officer  
Mr R J Summerfield Statistics Officer  

Directorate-General of RAF Medical Services

AM Sir Patrick B Lee Potter Director-General, KBE, QHS, MD, ChB, DPH, DTM&H,  1 Feb 1957
AVM J B Wallace Deputy Director-General, OBE, MD, ChB 21 Aug 1961
A/Cdre A Muir Director of Hygiene and Research, MA, BSc, MB, ChB, MRCP (Edin), DTM&H 20 Jun 1959
AVM R Scoggins Director of Dental Services, CBE, QHDS, LDSRCS,  18 Feb 1958

H Keggin

Deputy Director of Dental Services, QHDS, LDS 16 Feb 1959
Gp Capt

J F Sandow

Deputy Director of Medical Personnel and Training, OBE, MRCS, LRCP  2 May 1961


Deputy Director Medical Organisation and Supply  
Gp Capt

J H Lewis

Deputy Director of Aviation Medicine, MA, LMSSA, DPH  1 Dec 1958
Gp Capt

D Stevenson

MBE, MD, ChB, DPH  1 Jul 1960
Wg Cdr

A C Camm

MRCS, LRCP, DLO, DPH 30 Aug 1960
Wg Cdr

R C Rylance

MB, BCh 18 Nov 1960
Wg Cdr M W L White MRCS, LRCP 14 Jul 1958
Sqn Ldr T C L Brown GM, MB, BS, MRCS, LRCP, DPH, DIH 22 Jul 1957
Sqn Ldr R G Covell MRCS, LRCP, DPH  1 Aug 1961
Sqn Ldr J McK Edington MB, BCh  3 Mar1961
Sqn Ldr T Edwards    
Sqn Ldr J G M Harrison MRCS, LRCP  1 May 1961
Miss S E E Buchanan Higher Executive Officer  
Miss J Cleaver Executive Officer  
Miss E M Payne Executive Officer  
Mr G Tudge Executive Officer  
Miss E G Wilson Executive Officer  
Mr P A Wiggins Higher Statistics Officer,  
Mr E A Doggett Statistics Officer  

Nursing Service Branch

Air Cmdt Dame Alice Lowrey Matron-in-Chief, DBE, RRC, QHNS 1 Sep 1959
Gp Off E Maltman Principal Matron, RRC, RFN, SCM  
Miss O E F Price Executive Officer  
Directorate of Educational Services
AVM E Knowles Director, CBE, BSc, AFRAeS  3 Oct 1960
Gp Capt

L F Stanley

Deputy Director, MSc, ARCS, DIC 20 Apr 1959
Gp Capt

P H Wood

Deputy Director, BSc, AInstP 22 Sep 1958
Wg Cdr J A Hope DFC, BSc 15 Sep 1960
Wg Cdr

C H Sleightholme

BSc 10 Dec 1956
Wg Cdr R E Stephens BSc  9 Mar 1961
Wg Cdr T Willcox MSc 27 Nov 1961
Sqn Ldr G W A Airey BSc  6 Apr 1960
Sqn Ldr J A Davies DFC, BA 17 Jul 1961
Sqn Ldr D J Daybell MA 20 Feb 1961
Sqn Ldr G R Earle-Welby MA 19 Sep 1960
Sqn Ldr F W Ellis BSc  2 Feb 1959
Sqn Ldr D R Fayle MC, BSc  6 Jul 1959
Sqn Ldr H Hetherington BA 11 Dec 1961
Sqn Ldr F R Short MA 15 Nov 1960
Sqn Ldr J L Whitbread BA 23 May 1960
Sqn Ldr A E C York BA 19 Dec 1960
Miss W S Wootton Executive Officer  
Miss M J Farley Executive Officer  
Directorate of Legal Services
A/Cdre J E Allen-Jones Director, OBE, MA  7 Oct 1961
Gp Capt


Deputy Director  
Wg Cdr G T Lester    4 May 1961
Wg Cdr W A M Oram   12 Jun 1961
Sqn Ldr R V Mosse   14 Aug 1961
Sqn Off J Mackay MBE  1 Oct 1950
Flt Lt R T Dawson   25 Jul 1960
Flt Lt E Gillett    1 Oct 1950
Flt Lt G F Kennedy    1 Jan 1961
Sqn Ldr (Ret) M H James Special Appointment  
Directorate of Auxiliaries, Reserves and Air Cadets

This Directorate is not shown this edition but as January 1961 and Spring 1963 are the same it assumed the 1962 is also the same

AVM (Ret) Walter J Seward Director, CB, CBE  9 Aug 1954
Wg Cdr E F Pippet OBE 17 Oct 1960
Sqn Ldr H D Costam    2 Mar 1959

Air Secretary

AM Sir Theodore N McEvoy Air Secretary, KCB, CBE, ADC  1 May 1959
Mr M J Budds Private Secretary  
AVM Thomas A B Parselle Deputy Air Secretary, CB, CBE  1 Oct 1961
Miss J M Paterson Personal Assistant  

Alexander V R Johnstone

Director, DFC; later AVM 16 Dec 1961

James D Ronald

Director, AFC  1 Feb 1959
A/Cdre Geoffrey L Seabrook Director, FCA; later AVM  1 Feb 1961
Gp Capt

Ivor G Broom

Deputy Director, DSO, DFC**, AFC; later AM  1 Jul 1960
Gp Capt Edward L Frith Deputy Director, ACCS; later AVM 31 Jul 1961
Gp Capt T A Trotter Deputy Director, 27 Dec 1961
Gp Capt

E F Wain

Deputy Director, OBE 25 May 1959
Gp Capt Archibald L Winskill Deputy Director, CBE, DFC*; later A/Cdre 25 Sep 1961
Gp Capt

H M N Tudor

Deputy Director, DFC, AFC  1 Jan 1962
Wg Cdr K W C Bindloss    4 Apr 1960
Wg Cdr H V Bunting    2 May 1960
Wg Cdr E A Challis OBE 31 Jul 1961
Wg Cdr L H G Coles DFC 16 Jun 1958
Wg Cdr N T Harvey   30 Oct 1961
Wg Cdr J A Hemingway DFC 27 Jun 1960
Wg Cdr R A N McCready OBE 23 Jan 1961
Wg Cdr F Mandeville    1 Jul 1961
Wg Cdr L A Popham OBE  6 Jul 1959
Wg Cdr P H Reason ACA 31 Oct 1960
Wg Cdr I Thomas OBE, DFC  9 May 1960
Sqn Ldr D Adams   23 May 1961
Sqn Ldr John C Atkinson later A/Cdre 28 Mar 1960
Sqn Ldr J Bailey   16 Jul 1961
Sqn Ldr B J Ball DFC 17 Oct 1960
Sqn Ldr P A Blanks   26 Jul 1961
Sqn Ldr H E Boothby   25 Mar1961
Sqn Ldr S H Braithwaite   13 Sep 1960
Sqn Ldr R S Brown MBE  1 Mar 1960
Sqn Ldr

Patrick J Cabourne

BA; later A/Cdre 14 Jul 1961
Sqn Ldr B R Clarke   19 Mar 1960
Sqn Ldr Charles Fountain later A/Cdre 20 Mar 1961
Sqn Ldr Joseph A Gilbert BA; later ACM 14 Aug 1961
Sqn Ldr J A Gill DFM 16 May 1960
Sqn Ldr T E Harrison   13 Mar 1961
Sqn Ldr D G L Heywood    1 Jan 1962
Sqn Ldr K J Hitchcock   14 Jun 1960
Sqn Ldr W J Hurlock   13 Jul 1961
Sqn Ldr N J W Lee   23 Oct 1961
Sqn Ldr J J Miller    8 Jan 1962
Sqn Ldr S L Page BSc  4 Jan 1960
Sqn Ldr K J Parfit   17 Apr 1961
Sqn Ldr D Pearce   27 Feb 1961
Sqn Ldr J Rothwell   21 Aug 1961
Sqn Ldr G Stafford BA 19 Dec 1960
Sqn Ldr W F D Steedman BA  9 Jan 1960
Sqn Ldr V A Stevens   14 Aug 1961
Sqn Ldr J F Stewart   24 Jul 1961
Sqn Ldr E A Taylor    1 Jan 1962
Sqn Ldr A J Whitlock   29 Apr 2957
Flt Lt C C Taylor   21 Jan 1958
Flt Lt S H Woodhouse   15 May 1961
Mr J H L Harrison Higher Executive Officer  
Mr P C Watford Higher Executive Officer  
Mr W E Llewellyn Executive Officer  
Mr J F Taft Executive Officer  
Mrs D Coote Executive Officer  
Mr W D Fraser Executive Officer  
Mr R F Spreadborough Executive Officer  
Mr H T Smith Executive Officer  
Miss I M Kershaw Executive Officer  
Directorate-General of Ground Training
AVM Melvin K D Porter Director-General, CB, CBE, AMIEE, AFRAeS; later AM 16 Oct 1961
Mr I J Johnson Personal Assistant  
Directorate of Technical Training (1)
A/Cdre Albert A F Hickman Director, OBE, AFRAeS  1 Aug 1960
Gp Capt

A G Abel

Deputy Director, BSc 28 Mar 1960
Gp Capt

G W Price

Deputy Director, OBE 12 Sep 1959
Wg Cdr

T G Young

Assistant Director, OBE, BEng, AFRAeS  1 Jan 1960
Wg Cdr A V Breese    7 Jun 1960
Wg Cdr G L Cochranr    23 May 1960
Wg Cdr R Storey AFRAeS 17 Jul 1961
Wg Cdr J L Whitford    5 Oct 1960
Sqn Ldr E Blott AFRAeS  8 Jul 1960
Sqn Ldr R Dimberline AMIME, AFRAeS 11 Sep 1961
Sqn Ldr W T Joyce MBE 30 May 1960
Sqn Ldr E A N Webb AMBIRE  6 Feb 1961
Sqn Ldr A G Wilmot    2 May 1960
Sqn Ldr D C Wilson   28 Aug 1961
Sqn Off I E Smith WRAF  5 Dec 1960
Mr P G Francis Executive Officer  
Directorate of Command and Staff Training
Gp Capt G Lowe Director, CBE, DFC, AFC 31 Mar 1959
Wg Cdr D J H Lay DSO, DFC*  1 Apr 1960
Sqn Ldr F G De Pass    9 Feb 1959
Sqn Ldr D Pine   26 Sep 1960
Sqn Ldr F Ridgeway MBE 22 Jul 1960
Sqn Ldr E J Webb   25 Apr 1960
Flt Lt E J Weston    7 Nov 1960
Mr W T E Rolls Senior Information Officer, DFC, DFM  
Miss E J Trowbridge Executive Officer  
Miss M E Tull Executive Officer  
Miss K T Robinson Executive Officer  
Mr P J Vickery Executive Officer  
Mr I Bellas Special Appointment  
Directorate of Physical Education
Gp Capt J R W Blyth AFC, BSc, DPhysEd 21 Jul 1958
Sqn Ldr Vacant    
Flt Lt A D Collins DPhysEd  5 Jun 1961

Source - January 1962 Air Force List

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