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Distribution of Duties - Air Ministry (1945)


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Department of the Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Air - Finance Divisions

Air Force Pay Division (F2)

AL30

Pay and allowances of officers and airmen of the regular air force and auxiliary and reserve forces of the Allied Air Forces, including Allied personnel commissioned or enlisted in the RAFVR, of officers and airwomen of the WAAF and members of the Princess Mary's RAF Nursing Service.

AL45

Pay and allowances of officers, airmen and airwomen and of members of the Princess Mary's RAF Nursing Service.

Name Status Role/Duties
C J Kirk Assistant Secretary Head of Division
E H G Metcalfe (AL30)

F C Fayers (AL45)

Principal Control of F 2 (b) and F 2 (c)
W Taylor (AL30)

W H S Rew (AL45)

Principal Control of F 2 (d)
A W Wilson Senior Staff Officer Control of F 2 (a)
J A Smith (AL30) Principal (Retired Civil Servant) Control of F 2 (e)
Miss G Nixon (AL30) Temporary Administrative Assistant For duties - see F 2 (d)

F2 (a)

F W Cross

Miss D M Sinclair (AL30)

J McHale (AL45)

Staff  Officer (Branch Security Officer)

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

AL30

Pay of officers of the RAF, RAFO, RAFVR, AAF, RAF Regiment, WAAF, etc, whilst employed on the active list.

Financial questions relating to rank on entry, promotion, transfer between branches, leave, sick leave, retirement, invaliding and relinquishment of commissions.

AL45

Pay of officers

Financial questions relating to rank on entry, promotion, transfer between branches, leave, sick leave, retirement, invaliding and relinquishment of commissions.

L S Lambert Higher Clerical Officer Pay of officers lent to Dominion, Colonial or foreign governments or employed with the RAF Levies or Aden Levies.

Liaison with India Office on pay of RAF officers on Indian Establishment.

Financial questions relating to pay of officer prisoners of war and internees. (AL30)

Language awards.

Kitchener Medical Scholarship grants.

Allowances of Air Attaches.

F2 (b)

S Weatherup (AL30)

E Morris (AL45)

E Morris (AL30)

A E Rymill (AL45)

R J Bates AL45)

Staff  Officer

Staff  Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

AL30

Pay and additional pay of airmen, boys, airwomen, nursing service, VADs, native officers and other ranks of the RAF Levies, Aden Protectorate Levies, personnel enlisted abroad, prisoners of war, internees, etc, airmen lent to Dominion, Colonial or foreign governments etc.

Financial aspects of enlistment, leave, sick leave, remustering, discharge and other conditions of service.

Language awards - RAF Levies and Aden Protectorate Levies.

National health, pensions and unemployment insurance of above personnel and officers of the RAF and WAAF.

AL45

Pay and additional pay of airmen, boys, airwomen, nursing service, VADs, native officers and other ranks of the RAF Levies, Aden Protectorate Levies, airmen lent to Dominion, Colonial or foreign governments etc.

Financial aspects of enlistment, leave, sick leave, remustering, discharge and other conditions of service.

Language awards.

National health, pensions and unemployment insurance of above personnel and officers.

F2 (c)

F W Nightingale

A E Rymill (AL30)

V H French (AL45)

Staff  Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

AL30

Family and dependants' allowances of airmen and airwomen.

AL45

Rates and conditions of entitlement of airmen and airwomen to family and dependants' allowances.

F2 (d)

Miss G Nixon (AL30)

W S Trotman

E W S Ball

Miss A M Knott (AL45)

W H G Crowhurst

Temporary Administrative Assistant

Staff  Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

AL30

Officers' and airmen's allowances other than family and dependants allowances.

AL45

Rates and conditions of entitlement of officers to consolidated  (separated families) allowances, outfit, tropical kit and servants allowances and of all ranks to field, colonial, Mediterranean and Far East allowances.

Conditions of entitlement of officers to lodging, fuel and light and furniture allowances (for rates see F3 and F6 (furniture only))

F2 (e) (not in AL45)

Vacant   Pay and allowances of Allied Air Forces.

AL30 - Aug 1944 and AL45 - Dec 1945

Supplies and Transportation Finance Division (F3)

Financial questions relating to rations, solid fuel, electricity and gas, barrack services, transport of personnel and stores, travelling and subsistence, and Service billeting; preparation of estimates for these services.

Name Status Role/Duties
L F Schooling Assistant Secretary Head of Division
J B Gotts Acting Principal (Retired Civil Servant) Control of F3 (c), (d), (j) and (m)
E H Abraham Acting Principal Control of F3 (e), (f) and (g)

Air Ministry and MAP representative on: -

  • Government Traffic (Railway Charges) Committee
  • Road Haulage (Rates) Joint Consultative Committee
W H Banks Acting Senior Staff Officer Control of F3 (a) and (b) and F3 Liaison at Harrogate

F3 (a)

S G Mitchell Staff Officer Head of Section
M McTernan Higher Clerical Officer Financial questions and estimates relating to electricity and gas, including examination of agreements and payment of bills.

Rates of lodging, fuel and light allowances of Dominion and Allied personnel.

Co-ordination of estimates, etc for Votes 2A a C.

C W C Davis Higher Clerical Officer Financial questions and estimates relating to supplies of solid fuels, including payment of bills; entitlement and scales of fuel and light at home stations, including civil aviation stations.
E M Sharp Higher Clerical Officer Financial questions in connection with Service billeting; rates of lodging, fuel and light allowances (other than for Dominion and Allied personnel); scales, etc of fuel and light, and estimates, for overseas stations.
Miss R Noble Higher Clerical Officer Supervision of all bills and payment schedules dealt with by F3 (a); contractors' queries, audit of cash accounts, including receipts for issues on repayment; claims from other Government departments

F3 (b)

H Keeton

Miss E C Redford

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Financial questions of principle and entitlement relating to rations, ration allowances and messing arrangements generally.

Home ration estimates.

Assessment of messing ration values and cash ration allowances at home.

Special rates of ration allowance

Contracts for messing other than Elementary Flying Training Schools.

Flying and emergency rations.

Board and washing allowance for members of the RAF Nursing Service.

Charges for messing supplied to non-entitled personnel

F C Nelson

R L J Black

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Financial questions and estimates relating to water and barracks services (scavenging, rat destruction, chimney sweeping, window cleaning)

Payment of bills and audit of cash accounts.

Co-ordination of statements and returns in relation to estimates and other general financial questions affecting the Division as a whole.

Contracts for messing and accommodation of airmen at Elementary Flying Training Schools and payment of relevant bills.

W J Edwards Higher Clerical Officer Financial questions and estimates relating to rations and ration allowances overseas, Dominion and Allied personnel - home and overseas, prisoners of war in enemy hands and internees.

Payment of bills for ration commodities.

Audit of home and overseas cash account (rations).

F3 (c)
E L Palmer Staff Officer Head of Section
S W Ranger

R T Sutherland

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

General questions relating to travelling allowances and expenses of Service personnel

Marine war risks insurance of personal baggage

Miss C A Millis Higher Clerical Officer Miscellaneous questions relating to travelling expenses of Service personnel, including missions overseas.

Examination of travelling claims of Service personnel paid by RAF units other than those in Bomber, Flying Training, Technical Training, Maintenance and Balloon Commands.

Miss C E Scriven Higher Clerical Officer Railway and omnibus passenger accounts in respect of Service personnel
Miss D G Sawtell Higher Clerical Officer Examination of travelling claims of Service personnel paid by RAF units in Bomber, Flying Training, Technical Training, Maintenance and Balloon Commands.

Transportation incidental to funerals of Service personnel.

F3 (d)

J V Russell Staff Officer Head of Section
Miss C R Duckett Higher Clerical Officer Questions of entitlement to sea passages.

Financial questions and estimates relating to ocean transport of personnel and stores.

Financial questions in respect of Government passengers and freight carried by BOAC.

Marine war risks insurance (except personal baggage)

D C Saunders Higher Clerical Officer Questions of entitlement to the use of RAF Mechanical Transport and Marine Craft

Application of the Assisted Travel Scheme

Questions relating to RAF use of ferries and bridges

Miss D Ager Higher Clerical Officer Financial questions concerning he use of Civil Airlines (other than BOAC)

Settlement of accounts for the use of Civil Air Transport (including BOAC) and Dock and Harbour Dues and Charges.

F3 (e)
J H Bennett Staff Officer Head of Section
Mrs R D Pyne Higher Clerical Officer (Temporary) General policy and financial questions relating to road, rail, canal and coastwise transport of RAF, AM and MAP stores; negotiations on behalf of other finance divisions; settlement of disputed claims in respect of material lost or damaged in transit.

Audit of cash accounts and payment of agency claims in respect of stores transportation charges.

Examination and payment of accounts for conveyance of stores by canal.

Miscellaneous accounts from contractors in respect of movements not covered by Govern consignment notes.

T D Dorman Higher Clerical Officer Estimates, forecasts and appropriation accounts for Vote 2G2.

Expenditure record and notation of carriage charges required under Lease-Lend arrangements.

F3 Suspense Account No 5 debits and clearances

Recovery of carriage charges arising in accounts paid by F3 (e), F3 (f) and F3 (g), except MAP Emergency Transport Pool Accounts, which are not Government liabilities.

Emergency issue of RAF Carrier's Notes for delivery of stores from contractors.

Central records of carriage conditions of AM and MAP contracts

F3 (f)
Miss E L Smith Staff Officer Head of Section
Miss M A Kay Higher Clerical Officer Examination of and payment of direct claims for: -
  • transport of goods (except aviation fuel) by merchandise trains of the LNER and GWR
  • transport of goods (except aviation fuel) by shipping companies operating between ports in the British Isles.
  • demurrage of railway wagons
Miss G L Matthews Higher Clerical Officer Examination of and payment of direct claims for transport of goods (except aviation fuel) by merchandise trains of all railways except the LNER and GWR and of all goods by passenger train.
D C Evans Higher Clerical Officer Examination of and payment of accounts received from road haulage contractors an 'C' licence vehicle operators not controlled by the Ministry of War Transport (except aviation fuel) A - F
W E C Andrews Higher Clerical Officer Examination of and payment of accounts received from road haulage contractors an 'C' licence vehicle operators not controlled by the Ministry of War Transport (except aviation fuel) C - P
F W Braley Higher Clerical Officer Examination of and payment of accounts received from road haulage contractors an 'C' licence vehicle operators not controlled by the Ministry of War Transport (except aviation fuel) Q - Z
F3 (g)
F A Jones Staff Officer Head of Section
G Jefferies Higher Clerical Officer Co-ordination and policy questions relating to the use of Ministry of War Transport Road Haulage Organisation.

Authorisation of issue of Ministry of War Transport Confirmation Note (Govt traffic) forms RH/T/2A to contractors.

Liability check of traffic carried in MWT operated vehicles on AM and MAP account and recoveries from contractors in respect of commercial liabilities.

Record of MWT controlled haulage undertakings and check and payment of accounts.

Road haulage contracts.

General road rating and costing questions.

Miss I W King Higher Clerical Officer Examination of and payment of accounts relating to movements of Air Ministry aviation fuels; accounts by civilian road hauliers of salvaged aircraft and accounts received from Lep Transport Ltd.

General financial and contractual questions relative to the operation of MAP Emergency Transport Pools and operation of F3 (Emergency Transport) Suspense Account.

F3 (j)
J Norman Staff Officer Head of Section
H G Wade Higher Clerical Officer Payment of claims for subsistence and detention allowances and travelling - HQ civilian staff (part).

Civilian railway passenger accounts

Questions relating to leave journeys for evacuated staff.

E J Hall Higher Clerical Officer General questions relating to subsistence and travelling - civilian staff.

Claims from staff serving wit Missions and special appointments.

O M Sharvell Higher Clerical Officer Payment of claims for subsistence and detention allowances and travelling - HQ civilian staff (part).

Authorisation of travelling claims for Observer Corps and Meteorological staff serving at non self-accounting units.

F3 Imprest Account No 1

W A Turney Higher Clerical Officer Pre-audit of civilian travelling and subsistence claims submitted by outstations for direction or guidance and of all claims from civil aviation radio personnel.

Applications for inclusion in civilian list of authorised users of civilian cars.

F3 (m)
G M Haslam Staff Officer Head of Section
H E G Nagle Higher Clerical Officer General financial questions relating to permanent removals of civilian staff; examination and payment of removal claims.
E J Cotmore Higher Clerical Officer General questions relating to removals arising from evacuation and duration-of-war moves of civilian staff; examination and payment of removal claims.
N J P Richards Higher Clerical Officer Examination of cash accounts (Works Areas) in respect of travelling and subsistence claims.

Estimates relating to subsistence allowance, removal and travelling expenses - civilian staff.

Co-ordination of estimates, forecasts and financial returns for Vote 2G

Examination and payment of accounts for storage of furniture for civilian staff serving overseas.

Miss E M Corpe Higher Clerical Officer Examination of cash accounts (except Works Areas) in respect of travelling and subsistence claims.
F3 Liaison at Harrogate
C J Hogben Staff Officer Liaison duties

AL34 - Jan 1945

Material Finance (Ground and Aircraft Equipment) Division (F4)

(Note: This division at present carries out functions on behalf both of the Air Ministry (as F 4) and the Ministry of Aircraft Production (as PS 11))

Financial questions and estimates relating to: -

Name Status Role/Duties
A R Walford Assistant Secretary Head of Division

Member of Awards to Inventors Committee, and Co-ordination of Oil Policy Committee.

C T Southgate Principal Control of F 4 (a)
Vacant Temporary Administrative Officer Control of F 4 (b), (c)* and (e)

*F 4 (c) reports direct to the Head o F4 in respect of petrol and oil questions.

P E Smith Senior Staff Officer Control of F 4 (f).

Member of the MT Policy Committee and RAF Marine Craft Policy Committee.

F 4 (a)

F Newell

G Vowles

F Davies

Staff Officer (Branch Security Officer)

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Financial questions relating to wireless and radiolocation equipment, and telephone and cypher apparatus.

F 4 (b)

S A W Evans

F T H Farthing

Staff Officer (see also F 4(e))

Higher Clerical Officer

Financial questions relating to bombs and CD weapons.

F 4 (c)

J A Millson

J F Holliwell

Higher Executive Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Financial questions relating to petrol, oil and lubricants, administration of aviation fuel reserve and distribution depots; ammunition, pyrotechnics and torpedoes.

F 4 (e)

S A W Evans

F C Scroggs

Staff Officer  (Branch Security Officer)(see also F 4(b))

Higher Clerical Officer

Financial questions relating to medical, educational, EVT and meteorological stores, including payment of contractors' bills and claims from other Departments.

F 4 (f)

H R Papworth

J E Wiltshire

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Financial questions relating to -
  • mechanical transport
  • hirings without drivers
  • balloons and hydrogen
  • marine craft
  • maintenance of marine equipment
  • salvage at sea

Repayment rate for mechanical transport and marine craft.

General financial questions affecting F 4.

AL43 - Oct 1945

Works and Lands Finance Division (F5)

  1. Financial questions relating to works, buildings and lands

  2. Preparation of estimated for above services.

  3. Liaison with other Government Departments for RAF occupation of lands and buildings.

Name Status Role/Duties
E C Kitts Assistant Secretary Head of Division
H W Walsh Principal Control of F 5 (b)
G C Brown Senior Staff Officer Control of F 5 (a) and F 5 (e)
H G Rivett Senior Staff Officer Control of F 5 (d)
Miss D M Wilde Temporary Administrative Assistant For duties see F 5 (d) marked *
S G Robinson Senior Staff Officer Control of F 5 (c)
P K Almond Senior Staff Officer Control of F 5 (f)

Liaison officer; liaison with other Government Departments on selection of sites, etc.

F5 (a)

F J Nightingale

G L Sabbage

C R Crook

Staff  Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Financial questions relating to works services, proposals for land purchase and scales of accommodation for operational stations at home, experimental and research establishment, satellite and relief landing grounds.

F5 (b)

L C G Nelson

L R G Dixon

Staff  Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Financial questions relating to works services,  land purchase and scales of accommodation for all overseas stations.
A A Landsell Higher Clerical Officer Estimate for Vote 4

F5 (c)

P E Richards Staff  Officer (Head of Section) Branch Security Officer

Write-off of damages to buildings.

J A Ackroyd Higher Clerical Officer Vote 4 ledger accounts; Control of Branch Suspense Accounts; Works repayment services.
P J A Low Higher Clerical Officer Examination of contractors' bills (Ph-Sp and Petroleum Board) for works services and stores.

General extra-contractual and ex-gratia claims; inter-departmental claims for agency works services.

Vacant Higher Clerical Officer Examination of contractors' bills (La-Pe except Petroleum Board)
V J Peacock Staff  Officer (Head of Section) Branch staffing matters
E V Armstrong Higher Clerical Officer Examination of contractors' bills (Co-Ge) for works services and stores.
A F Watts Higher Clerical Officer Examination of contractors' bills (Sr-Z)
S L Apsey Higher Clerical Officer Audit of claims arising under Price Variation clauses in contracts.
Miss F M Harding Higher Clerical Officer Preparation of schedules for payment.

Examination of bills for Outside Surveyors' Fees, Branch Post, distribution, stationery and press.

S J Orchard Staff  Officer (Head of Section) General bill questions, RAF cash accounts.
W A Rowell Higher Clerical Officer Audit of final bills for works services amounting to 100,000 or over; all 'target cost' bills; returnable containers; (Form 482 for all works stores shipped overseas from UK).
F Chalk Higher Clerical Officer Examination of contractors' bills (A-Cl) for works services and stores.
H A Tietjen Higher Clerical Officer Examination of contractors' bills (Gi-K)

F5 (d)

A L Scrimshaw Staff  Officer Financial questions in connection with negotiations for purchase or sale of land or buildings; flying and clearance rights; requisitioning; hirings; lettings; occupation of quarters; completion of purchases; payment of rents
B G R Crockett Higher Clerical Officer Purchase, sale, hiring on requisition of lands.

Works on land.

Lettings

Tithes and Land Tax.

Examination of Works Area cash accounts.

Telecommunications.*

W R Pye Higher Clerical Officer MAP requisitions; Airfields,* land and buildings questions relating to training schools under contract.*
Mrs E S Bush Higher Clerical Officer Requisition or hiring of buildings;* damage claims in billets;* examination of RAF cash accounts.

F5 (e)

F B Flindell

C H Ballard

Staff  Officer (Head of Section)

Higher Clerical Officer

Financial questions relating to works services in connection with maintenance units (including reserve storage), Barrage Balloon units, Auxiliary Air Force, Observer Corps and Training Stations.

F5 (f)

A A Lindsell Higher Clerical Officer Estimates for Vote 4, costings and returns.

AL37 - May 1945

Material Finance (Aircraft, Engines, Barrack Stores and Clothing) Division (F6)

(Note: This division at present carries out functions on behalf both of the Air Ministry (as F 6) and the Ministry of Aircraft Production (as PS 12))

  1. Financial questions and estimates relating to: -

    1. requirements of aircraft, engines and their spares.

    2. sales of aircraft and equipment under Export Credits or other arrangements.

    3. requirements of barrack and hospital equipment, other non-technical stores and clothing

    4. requirements of armament; instruments; electrical, photographic, workshop and ground equipment and ancillary equipment.

  2. Preparation of estimates and liability statements.

  3. Preparation of prices of equipment included in the RAF Vocabulary of Stores (AP1086) and lists of airframe and engine spares. Pricing of equipment issued from Air Ministry and MAP stocks.

  4. Maintenance of records of Reciprocal Aid to USAAF and of Mutual Aid to all Allied Countries with Military Supply Agreements.  Assessment of cost of Dominion and Allied Squadrons serving with the RAF.

  5. Financial questions relating to RAF Film Production Units.

 

Name Status Role/Duties
E W Short Assistant Secretary Head of Division
E H Cross Principal Control of F 6 (b)
G Taylor Principal Control of F 6 (e)
H Whyte Temporary Administrative Officer Control of F 6 (d)
G Wall Senior Staff Officer Control of F 6 (c).
H Wilcox Senior Staff Officer Control of F 6 (a).

F 6 (a)

T L Weston

G F Jackson

Staff Officer (Branch Security Officer)

Higher Clerical Officer

Financial questions and estimates relating to furniture, barrack, hospital and camp equipment, accoutrements, cleaning and laundry materials, disinfectants, harness and saddlery, veterinary stores, trumpets and drums.

Cash grants to RAF messes and initial grants for the provision of sports gear and recreational facilities at RAF Stations.

G L Konrath Higher Clerical Officer Payment of contractors' bills for barrack and miscellaneous stores and repairs thereto.

Claims by other Departments, Dominion and Allied Governments.

Audit for cash accounts for equipment of services appropriate to all branches of F6.

Miss E Petty Higher Clerical Officer Financial questions and estimates relating to barrack and personal laundry and dry-cleaning services; entitlement and cash allowances; remaking of bedding, disinfection and decontamination services.

Provision of civilian clothing, or cash allowances in lieu, and retention of service clothing for RAF and WAAF personnel on discharge or release from the service.

Assessment of claims against repatriated officers in respect of issue of public clothing whilst prisoners of war, internees or escapees.

F 6 (b)

R Nott Staff Officer (Branch Security Officer)  
A E Merriott Higher Clerical Officer Examination and authorisation of demands for and financial questions relating to badges; uniform and protective clothing (excluding flying clothing and anti-gas clothing) for the RAF, Dominion and Allied Air Forces, ATC, RAF Levies, Nursing Services and civilian employees.

Repair of clothing and footwear.

Haircutting, cleaning and toilet allowances.

Payment of contractors' bills.

J M Furness Higher Clerical Officer Examination and authorisation of demands for and financial questions relating to necessaries; clothing material (excluding flying clothing materials); anti-gas, WAAF and civilian clothing (other than for RAF and WAAF personnel on discharge or release from the service).

Kit deficiencies.

Replacement of lost medals.

Estimates of expenditure to be recorded against Vote 2E.

Capitation rates and Squadron charges.

Financial records of clothing supplied under Mutual Aid and Military Supplies Agreements.

Claims in respect of clothing  by other Departments and Dominions.

F 6 (c)

E A Petty

W Hancock

Miss E M Jaques

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Temporary Assistant

Examination and authorisation of demands for and financial questions relating to provision of airframe and propeller spares and special aircraft handling equipment.
J A Dunne

Miss H A Jackson

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

As above, in respect of airframes, engines, propellers and flying clothing.

Impressment of civil aircraft.

J O'Neill Higher Clerical Officer As above, in respect of engine spares and accessories.

F 6 (d)

J B Heatley

R G Newman

Miss M Garratt

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Financial questions relative to aircraft and technical and warlike stores required for the Empire Air Training Scheme and other Training Schemes in the Dominions.

Financial questions relating to aircraft, spares and technical equipment to Dominion, Allied and Foreign Governments and other approved purchasers on repayment, including preparation of claims.

Preparation of claims for issues of barrack stores and clothing in repayment terms.

Preparation of estimates for Appropriations-in-Aid for AM Vote 3.

Co-ordination of Estimates.

Appropriation Accounts explanations and forecasts of expenditure for Vote 3.

F Rose

A Greaves

Staff Officer

Temporary Assistant

Preparation of estimates and financial adjustment for aircraft and technical and warlike stores used by Dominion and Allied Forces operating with the RAF.

Preparation of estimates for technical and warlike stores required for new formations.

J O Spicer Temporary Assistant Records of aircraft and technical and warlike stores issued to the US Forces in the UK and issues from UK to US Government Departments on Reciprocal Aid terms.

Record and preparation of claims for technical and warlike stores issued to the USSR on repayment and Mutual Aid terms.

Records of aircraft and technical and warlike stores issued on Mutual Aid terms to Allied and Foreign Governments (including Portugal, France, Czechoslovakia, China, Poland, Holland and Belgium).

Claims for and records of stores and equipment supplied under Export Credit Guarantee arrangments.

T J Flint

Miss M A Maughan

A Stokell

J W Pykett

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Temporary Assistant

Temporary Assistant

(Central Pricing Section).

Recording and preparing prices for: -

  • all equipment included in RAF Vocabulary of Stores (AP1086)
  • schedules of airframes, aero-engines and MT spares, etc.

Receipt, acknowledgement and distribution of Repayment issue vouchers under Form 1917 procedure.

Pricing of vouchers and claims for technical and warlike stores (excluding light metals raw materials controlled by Light Metal Control), barrack stores and clothing for recovery and other financial action by the Air Ministry and MAP.

F 6 (e)

W W Kemp

Miss G L Hardman

H R French

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Financial questions relating to armaments, and ground, workshop and ancillary equipment.
E H Greenbrook

A B Charlton

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Financial questions relating to: -
  • navigational and other instruments
  • electrical and photographic equipment
  • RAF Film Production Unit

AL44 - Nov 1945

Pensions, Air Training Corps and Miscellaneous (F7)

  1. General financial questions relating to Service non-effective benefits.

  2. Payments for, and financial questions relating to medical, hospital and dental treatment

  3. Half-pay, retired pay, pensions, gratuities and other non-effective payments to or in respect of Service personnel (including nurses) except payments under Ministry of Pensions regulations in respect of disablement or death attributable to service on the 1914-18 or the present war.  Disability payments to air force cadets, pupil pilots and members of University Air Squadrons.  Non-effective payments to or in respect of Air Training Corps civilian instructors, warrant officers and cadets.  Airmen's service gratuities.

  4. War gratuities. Post-war credits.

  5. Indian Non-effective Account.

  6. Air Training Corps finance.  Pre-entry training finance generally

  7. Financial questions relating to flying, ground and technical training under civilian contract of Service personnel; civil aircraft hirings.

  8. Welfare finance.

  9. Miscellaneous financial questions.  Miscellaneous payments and receipts.

AL34 - Jan 1945

  1. General financial questions relating to Service non-effective benefits.

  2. Payments for, and financial questions relating to medical, hospital and dental treatment

  3. Half-pay, retired pay, pensions, gratuities and other non-effective payments to or in respect of Service personnel (including nurses) except payments under Ministry of Pensions regulations in respect of disablement or death attributable to service on the 1914-18 or 1939-45.  Disability payments to air force cadets, pupil pilots and members of University Air Squadrons.  Non-effective payments to or in respect of Air Training Corps civilian instructors, warrant officers and cadets.  Airmen's service gratuities.

  4. War gratuities. Post-war credits.

  5. Indian Non-effective Account.

AL 43 - Oct 1945

Name Status Role/Duties
K H S Edwards Assistant Secretary Head of Division
H A Wood Principal Control of F7 (a) and F7 (c).  (Hospital etc, treatment of Service personnel)

Advice on matters common to F7 (a), F7 (b) and F7 (c)

C E Wright Temporary Administration Officer Control of F7 (d), F7 (e) and F7 (f).
H Lager Senior Staff Officer Control of F7 (b) and F7 (c). (Pensions etc, awards to widows etc)
B L H Humphreys Temporary Administrative Assistant For duties see -  F7 (d) and F7 (f). (Not in AL43)
F7 (a)
J H Tarran Staff Officer Head of Section
J A Tully Higher Clerical Officer Such of the matters referred to below as relate to permanent regular officers and nurses, temporary officers serving on a retired pay-earning basis and officers of the Iraq and Aden Protectorate Levies.
J E Brownson Higher Clerical Officer Such of the matters referred to below as relate to other classes of officer personnel
  • Questions concerning half-pay, retired pay, disability retired pay and other non-effective benefits and gratuities of officer personnel.
  • Authorisation of half-pay, award of retired pay and non-effective benefits of officer personnel (including British Army officers of the Iraq and Aden Protectorate Levies.) except disability retired pay and other non-effective benefits payable in respect of disablement attributable to service during the war of 1914-18 or the present war (AL34), or of 1939-45 (AL43)
  • Assessment (for Ministry of Pensions) of
    1. disability retired pay awarded in respect of disablement attributable to service in the present war to airmen granted temporary commissions while serving on peace-time engagements and
    2. disability retired pay awarded, as under peace-time regulations to officers and nurses in respect of disablement attributable to service during the present war; liaison with the Ministry of Pensions in respect of officer personnel disabled by war service.
  • War gratuities of officers and nurses
  • Co-ordination of estimates, liability statements and note for Appropriation Account relating to Vote 11.
  • Indian Non-effective Account.
  • Non-effective questions arising out of inter-governmental loans of Service personnel and other similar transactions.
F7 (b)
D J Payne

R J Armstrong

Staff Officer (Head of Section)

Higher Clerical Officer

Questions concerning disability pensions and other disability benefits of 'other rank' personnel (including British soldiers of the Iraq and Aden Protectorate Levies.)

War gratuities and post-war credits of 'other rank' personnel

Award of disability pensions and other disability benefits of 'other rank' personnel, except in respect of disablement attributable to service during the war of 1914-18 or the present war.

Award of disability payments to Air Training Corps civilian instructors, warrant officers and cadets.

Assessment (for Ministry of Pensions) of disability pensions awarded, as under peace-time regulations, to 'other rank' personnel in respect of disablement attributable to service during the present war

Liaison with Ministry of Pensions in respect of 'other rank' personnel disabled by war service.

L S Irons

(also see F7 (c))

Higher Clerical Officer Questions concerning Service pensions and other non-effective benefits payable to 'other rank' personnel in respect of service or in respect of decorations.

Award of such benefits (except decoration gratuities).

F7 (c)
D McCall

A H Colton

Staff Officer (Head of Section)

Higher Clerical Officer

Payments for, and financial questions relating to hospital, dental and medical treatment of Service personnel (including nurses), pupil pilots, ATC civilian instructors, warrant officers and cadets.
L S Irons

(also see F7 (b))

Higher Clerical Officer Award of pensions, allowances and gratuities to widows, children and other dependants of deceased officers and other ranks (including British Army officers and soldiers of the Iraq and Aden Protectorate Levies.) and to the children and other dependants of deceased of nurses, except in respect of death attributable to service during the war of 1914-18 or the present war.

Liaison with the Ministry of Pensions regarding awards in respect of death attributable to war service.

Administration of grants from the Relief Fund and the Caldwell Request.

F7 (d) (Not in AL43)
H Arscott Staff Officer Head of Section
W G Stuart Higher Clerical Officer General co-ordination and control of ATC finance, including University Air Squadron finance.

Issue of grants to school units of ATC and to the ATC Board of Finance.

Control of expenditure by school units of the ATC.

Control of expenditure on certain services by Regional Commandants, the Commandant for Scotland and Area Commanders in Scotland.

Relations with the ATC Board of Finance.

Communications with the Treasury on ATC matters, except where responsibility for this is specifically delegated to other branches.

Financial representation on the committee responsible for the administration of the 'Hack' Fund.

Issue of grants to Territorial Army and Air Force Associations, and general financial questions concerning such Associations.

Financial questions relating to peace-time emoluments to of the non-regular forces.

F7 (e)
G S Barnes Staff Officer Head of Section
R W Harrison

(also see F7 (f))

Higher Clerical Officer Payments for and financial questions relating to flying, ground and technical training under civil contract, of Service personnel.
W D Findlay

(also see F7 (f))

Higher Clerical Officer Financial questions relating to funeral expenses of Service personnel, including grants towards relatives' expenses.
F7 (f) (Not in AL43)
E J Jones Staff Officer Head of Section

Secretary of Alastrean House Committee

R W Harrison

(also see F7 (e))

Higher Clerical Officer Payments for and financial questions relating to the National Pigeon Service.

Co-ordination of estimates and liability statements for portions of Votes 5 and 6 and for Vote 9 as a whole.

W D Findlay

(also see F7 (e))

Higher Clerical Officer Financial questions relating to air force welfare; control of expenditure from RAF Welfare Grant; financial aspects of Alastrean House Scheme.

Miscellaneous financial matters including payment of fees to: -

  • experts and consultants
  • lecturers
  • examiners
  • officiating chaplains
  • part-time medical practitioners
  • dental surgeons
  • unofficial members of selection boards and committees and meteorological observers etc

Payments of out-of-pocket expenses not covered by regulations

Awards to civilians for services rendered to the RAF.

Payment for books, stationary, etc chargeable to HMSO Charge Account; payments for maps and postage.

Rewards for salvage of RAF property; grants from public funds to charitable and other institutions.

AL34 - Jan 1945 and AL 43 - Oct 1945

Miscellaneous Finance Division (F8)

  1. Welfare finance.

  2. General co-ordination and control of Air Training Corps and University Air Squadron finance in all its aspects.

  3. Co-ordination of financial questions relating to the non-regular forces.

  4. Issue of grants to County Associations and County Association finance generally.

  5. Expenditure on provision of flying training ad other training under civilian contract and on civil aircraft hirings.

  6. Expenditure on funerals of Service personnel.

  7. Miscellaneous financial questions; miscellaneous payments and receipts.

Name Status Role/Duties
W C Clements Assistant Secretary Head of Division
C E Wright Temporary Administrative Assistant Control of F 8 (c) and  F 8 (d)
A S Pryor Senior Staff Officer Control of F 8 (a) and F 8 (b)
F8 (a)
H Arscott Staff Officer (Head of Section) Head of Section
W G Stuart Higher Clerical Officer Issue of grants to school units of ATC and to the ATC Board of Finance.

Control of expenditure by school units of the ATC.

Control of expenditure on certain services by ATC Commandants, the ATC Commandant for Scotland and ATC Area Commanders in Scotland.

ATC course of instruction and camps.

ATC training, including gliding.

The co-ordination of financial questions relating the non-regular forces in peace-time.

Issue of grants to County Associations and County Association financial generally.

F8 (b)
B L H Humphreys Temporary Administrative Assistant  (Head of Section) Financial questions relating to accommodation of ATC units and execution of works services for such units.

Financial administration of ATC accommodation scheme.

Financial questions relating to University Air Squadrons.

Travelling expenses of ATC personnel.

Financial entitlement of ATC personnel generally.

Amendments to ATC regulations.

F8 (c)
G S Barnes

R W Harrison

Staff Officer (Head of Section)

Higher Clerical Officer (also see F8 (d))

Payments for, and financial questions relating to, the provision of  flying training and other training under civil contract.

Civil aircraft hirings.

W D Findlay

 

Higher Clerical Officer (also see F8 (d)) Funeral of Service personnel.

Grants towards expenses of bereaved relatives.

F8 (d)
E J Jones Staff Officer Head of Section

Secretary of Alastrean House Committee

R W Harrison

(also see F8 (c))

Higher Clerical Officer Payments for, and financial questions relating to, the National Pigeon Service.

Co-ordination of estimates and liability statements for portions of Votes 5 and 6 and for Vote 9 as a whole.

W D Findlay

(also see F8 (c))

Higher Clerical Officer Miscellaneous financial matters including payment of fees to: -
  • experts and consultants
  • lecturers
  • examiners
  • officiating chaplains
  • part-time civilian medical practitioners
  • dental surgeons
  • unofficial members of selection boards and committees
  • meteorological observers etc

Payments of out-of-pocket expenses not covered by regulations

Awards to civilians for services rendered to the RAF.

Payment for books, stationary, etc chargeable to HMSO Charge Account; payments for maps and postage.

Rewards for salvage of RAF property

Miss M S Lee Higher Clerical Officer Control of expenditure from RAF Welfare Grant and other similar grants; control and co-ordination of RAF welfare expenditure generally.

Grants from public funds to charitable and other institutions.

AL 43 - Oct 1945

RAF Establishments Finance Division (F11)

  1. Financial examination of RAF establishments, including aircraft establishments (other than operational squadrons)

  2. RAF Establishments Committee (Home and Overseas)

Name Status Role/Duties
W F Connolly Assistant Secretary Head of Division

Finance Member of RAF Establishments Committee.

J E Lambert Senior Staff Officer Control of F11 (a), F11 (b), F11 (f), F11 (g), F11 (h) and F11 (j).
F 11 (a)
F E Browning

F W Agar

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Examination of service establishments proposals; audit of Command ceilings and local war establishments for Flying Training and Techical Training Commands; Special Duties List and RAFNI.

Member of RAF Establishments Sub-Committee 'B'

F 11 (b)
J S Mills

L W Beard

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Duties as above for Transport Command and BAFO.

Member of RAF Establishments Sub-Committees 'C' and 'G'

F 11 (d)
W A Botting

R A Dods

Staff Officer

Staff Officer

Joint Secretaries, RAF Establishment Committee.
C A Turnnidge Staff Officer RAF Establishments Committee - Financial appreciations of decisions.

Monthly statement of: -

  • decisions affecting air-rank posts
  • decisions reached by Sub-Committees in terms of personnel numbers

Maintenance of records; preparation and issue of reports in final form; duplication and circulation of Overseas Establishments Committee reports.

F 11 (f)
H Briggs

F W Cranmer-Gordon

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Duties as above (F 11 (a)) for Bomber and Coastal Commands.

Member of RAF Establishments Sub-Committee 'A'

F 11 (g)
E H Johnson Staff Officer Duties as above (F 11 (a)) for Fighter Command and inter-Command transfers.

Member of RAF Establishments Sub-Committee 'E'

F 11 (h)
J Bellamy

S T Wright

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Duties as above (F 11 (a)) for Maintenance Command, Nos 26 and 60 Groups and MAP.

Member of RAF Establishments Sub-Committee 'F'

F 11 (j)
G A M Corner

D O'Brien

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Duties as above (F 11 (a)) for Miscellaneous establishments.

Examination of aircraft establishments for training units, communications flights and squadrons.

General establishment questions.

Member of RAF Establishments Sub-Committee 'D'

Committees located overseas
H G Wells Senior Staff Officer Western European Establishments Committee
M H Hawkins

W G Shillam

Senior Staff Officer

Staff Officer

Asian Establishments Committee
J M Gladden Senior Staff Officer Mediterranean Establishments Committee
F Husband Senior Staff Officer Middle East Establishments Sub-Committee

AL41 - Aug 1945

General Establishment Proposals and MT and Marine Craft Finance Division (F12)

  1. Financial examination of mechanical transport and marine craft establishments.

  2. Overseas establishments: promotion proposals for RAF, WAAF and Allied Officers in relation to numbers of approved posts.

  3. Estimates and appropriation account for pay of RAF and WAAF personnel.

  4. Examination of proposals affecting intake and training and of general questions affecting careers, branches and trades of RAF, WAAF and Allied personnel.

  5. Post-war problems in relation to the above.

F12 reports direct to AUS (S) on MT and Marine Craft questions.

Name Status Role/Duties
A E Slater Assistant Secretary Head of Division
T J Hardy Senior Staff Officer Control of F12 (a) and  F12 (b)
F 12 (a)
W G C Miller

J H Kirby

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Examination of forecasts of personnel requirements to meet programmes, including proposals affect intake and training of personnel

Financial examination of general questions concerning careers, branches and trades, of RAF, WAAF and Allied personnel.

Post-war problems.

J W H Crossley

Miss G E Bailey

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Preparation of estimates of expenditure and appropriation account for pay of RAF, WAAF and Allied personnel.

Forecasts of personnel strength (Vote A) for estimates .

Financial approval of overhead establishments for periodical promotions of RAF, and WAAF officers and personnel of Allied forces.

F 12 (b)
H N Beaumont

W Chambers

H D Mackay

Staff Officer

Staff Officer

Staff Officer

Members of MT and Marine Craft establishment committees.
Miss I M Spencer Higher Clerical Officer Examination of RAF establishment programmes of mechanical transport and marine craft at home and overseas, including Air Ministry MT establishments and personal cars allotted to RAF officers, etc.

AL41 - Aug 1945 and AL42 - Sep 1945

Source - List of Staff and Distribution of Duties, 1945 - AIR 20/7518

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