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Groups 50 - 67


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No 50 (Training) Group

Formed 1 Feb 1939 by renaming No 26 (Training) Group and transferring it to Reserve Command. Transferred to Flying Training Command, 27 May 1940.  Disbanded 31 May 1947

1 Feb 1939          Gp Capt - A/Cdre H G Bowen

15 Sep 1943        A/Cdre C E W Lockyer

17 Apr 1944        A/Cdre J J Williamson

 1 Feb 1946         A/Cdre E D Barnes

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No 51 (Training) Group

Formed 11 May 1939 in Reserve Command. Transferred to Flying Training Command, 27 May 1940.  Disbanded 14 Jul 1945.

11 May 1939         Gp Capt J Noakes

30 May 1940:        A/Cdre B E Baker 

7 Mar 1942           A/Cdre G C Bailey

12 Jun 1944           A/Cdre D Iron

 

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No 52 (Training) Group

Due to form Mar 1939 in Reserve Command, but not activated.

 

No 53 (Training) Group

Due to form Mar 1939 in Reserve Command, but not activated.

 

No 54 (Training) Group

Formed 30 Aug 1939 in Reserve Command to control Initial Training Wings. Transferred to Flying Training Command, 27 May 1940.  Disbanded 17 Jun 1946

30 Aug 1939         A/Cdre A C Critchley

21 Jun 1943          AVM G R M Reid

xx xxx xxxx            A/Cdre W J Seward

 24 Jan 1946          A/Cdre A P Ledger

Reformed 1 Apr 1951 to control ITW's and Grading Schools.  All units transferred to No 21 Group, 24 Jun 1953.  Disbanded 10 Jul 1953

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No 60 (Signals) Group

Formed 23 Mar 1940 in Fighter Command to control RDF (Radar) Stations and other Radio units.  Amalgamated with No 26 Group to form No 90 (Signals) Group, 25 Apr 1946.

23 Feb 1940        A/Cdre A L Gregory

27 Mar 1942        AVM R S Aitken

24 Feb 1944         AVM W E Theak

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No 61 Group

Formed 1 Jul 1940 in Northern Ireland. Renamed RAF in Northern Ireland, 1 Aug 1940.

Reformed as No 61 (Eastern Reserve) Group, 2 May 1946 within Reserve Command. Renamed No 61 (Eastern) Group, 1 Aug 1950 on transfer to Home Command.  Renamed No 61 (Southern Reserve) Group,  1 Jan 1957.  Disbanded 31 May 1959.

xx Jul 1940         Gp Capt C R Carr

 1 Aug 1940 - 2 May 1946    Disbanded

3 Jan 1949               AVM T N McEvoy

 7 Nov 1950            Gp Capt R J Gosnall (SASO)

12 Feb 1951            AVM W J Seward

3 May 1954             AVM F St G Braithwaite

2 Apr 1956              AVM J M Cohu

12 Apr 1957            AVM E J Corbally

 

No 62 Group

Formed 15 May 1946 as No 62 (Southern Reserve) Group within Reserve Command. Renamed No 62 (Southern) Group, 1 Aug 1950 on transfer to Home Command.  Absorbed into No 61 Group, 1 Jan 1957

16 May 1949           A/Cdre C A Stevens

24 Sep 1951            A/Cdre R Coats

5 Sep 1953              A/Cdre B C Yarde

22 Sep 1954            A/Cdre M H Dwyer

16 Jan 1956             A/Cdre J R Hallings-Pott

 

No 63 Group

Formed 2 May 1946 as No 63 (Western & Welsh Reserve) Group within Reserve Command. Renamed No 63 (Western & Welsh) Group, 1 Aug 1950 on transfer to Home Command.  Disbanded 1 Feb 1957.

1946 - 48               A/Cdre R L Ragg

22 Mar 1948          A/Cdre G H Vasse

16 Feb 1951           A/Cdre W H Merton

1 Dec 1952             A/Cdre W S Hebden

15 Sep 1955           A/Cdre J B M Wallis

 

No 64 Group

Formed 2 May 1946 as No 64 (Northern Reserve) Group within Reserve Command. Renamed No 64 (Northern) Group, 1 Aug 1950 on transfer to Home Command.  Disbanded xx xxx 1958/9

13 Dec 1948            A/Cdre A D Gillmore

10 May 1951           A/Cdre J Warburton

6 Sep 1953              A/Cdre R L Kippenberger

17 Jul 1954              A/Cdre E L S Ward

18 Feb 1957            AVM H V Satterley

 

No 65 Group

Formed 2 May 1946 as No 65 (London Reserve) Group within Reserve Command. Renamed No 65 (London) Group, 1 Aug 1950 on transfer to Home Command.  Disbanded xx xxx 1950/1?

xx Apr 1948         A/Cdre E D H Davies

1 Jul 1949             A/Cdre A J M Akerman

 

No 66 Group

Formed 2 May 1946 as No 66 (Scottish Reserve) Group within Reserve Command.  Renamed No 66 (Scottish) Group, 1 Aug 1950 on transfer to Home Command.  Disbanded xx xxx 1956/7

 2 May 1946             A/Cdre C S Cadell

1 May 1947              A/Cdre E S Burns

25 Jan 1950              A/Cdre A R Wardle

3 Nov 1952              A/Cdre P D Cracroft

10 Sep 1953             A/Cdre C S Moore

19 Sep 1955             A/Cdre J M Warfield

 

No 67 Group

Formed 31 Mar 1950 as No 67 (Northern Ireland Reserve) Group from RAF in Northern Ireland. Renamed No 67 (Northern Ireland) Group, 1 Aug 1950 on transfer to Home Command.  Disbanded 28 Feb 1957.

 1 Mar 1950             A/Cdre B V Reynolds

19 Apr 1950             A/Cdre N A P Pritchett

20 Aug 1951             A/Cdre H G J E Proud

25 Oct 1954             A/Cdre G W Hayes

 

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