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HQ Flying Training Command Personnel, locations and units 1940 - 1945


[Sep 1940 | Jun 1941 | Jul 1942 | Dec 1943 | Jun 1944 | Jun 1945]

[1937 - 1939 | 1946 +]

This Command was formed by splitting Training Command into two new Commands on 27 May 1940 with its HQ at Shinfield Park, Reading, Berkshire.

September 1940

Address Controlled
Shinfield Park, Reading, Berkshire

Groups: -

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Act AM Laurence A Pattinson  27 May 1940 Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, CB, DSO, MC, DFC; later AM
Act AVM Francis P Don 15 Jul 1940 Air Officer i/c Administration, OBE, later AVM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off D E Williams 27 May 1940 Personal Staff Officer to AOC-in-C
Air Staff
Gp Capt Arthur N Gallehawk 27 May 1940 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC; later A/Cdre
Gp Capt G H Cook 27 May 1940  
Gp Capt John Whitford 27 May 1940 OBE; later AVM
Wg Cdr John Marsden 27 May 1940 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Wallace H Kyle

27 May 1940 later ACM
Sqn Ldr H D U Denison 27 May 1940  
Flt Lt J H Brown 11 Jul 1940  
Fg Off N T Tangye 27 May 1940  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt Alfred S Morris 11 Aug 1940 OBE; later AVM
Gp Capt HRH The Duke of Kent 28 May 1940 Command Welfare Officer, KG, KT, GCMG, GCVO
Wg Cdr Robert F Gandy 27 May 1940 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr J R Fleming 27 May 1940 RAAF
Flt Lt C G Gilbert 22 Jul 1940  
Fg Off F L Chadwick 28 May 1940  
Plt Off G G Braithwaite 27 May 1940  
Plt Off H Campbell 27 May 1940 Personnel Duties, DSO, OBE, TD
Plt Off S Gifford 17 Jul 1940  
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Wg Cdr J H Dand 27 May 1940 MBE
Wg Cdr Geoffrey I L Saye 27 May 1940 AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr D Michell 27 May 1940
Sqn Ldr J A P Owen 27 May 1940
Engineer
Gp Capt

Ernest J Cuckney

27 May 1940 DSC; later AVM
Gp Capt C W Hill 27 May 1940  
Wg Cdr H A Hamersley 27 May 1940 MC
Wg Cdr C T Walkington 27 May 1940
Wg Cdr C Rapley 27 May 1940
Wg Cdr R J Carvell 27 May 1940
Sqn Ldr A F Somerset-Leake 27 May 1940 OBE
Sqn Ldr John A S Outhwaite 27 May 1940 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr T E Guttery 27 May 1940 MBE
Fg Off C Hartley 27 May 1940  
Fg Off R C Pearson 27 May 1940  
Fg Off R M Rankin 27 May 1940  
Fg Off J W Wathes 27 May 1940  
Fg Off J G Freeman 27 May 1940  
Plt Off J H N Brooke 27 May 1940  
Plt Off L P Coughlan 27 May 1940  
Signals
Wg Cdr E M Drummond 27 May 1940 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr G F L Scott 27 May 1940
Sqn Ldr F Thomasson 27 May 1940 DFC, MM
Flt Lt R V de Halpert 27 May 1940
Flt Lt W von R Nicholl 27 May 1940
Fg Off E W Allen 27 May 1940
Fg Off A C Mansbridge 27 May 1940
Plt Off C Denning 24 Jun 1940
Armament
Wg Cdr Gerard Combe  8 Jul 1940 later AVM
Sqn Ldr

D H Carey

27 May 1940  
Sqn Ldr

Michael H Dwyer

27 May 1940 later AVM
Plt Off

G A Worth

27 May 1940  
Photography
Wg Cdr Reginald C Field  5 Jul 1940 later A/Cdre
Equipment
Gp Capt E M Cashmore 27 May 1940  
Wg Cdr F J W Humphreys 27 May 1940  
Sqn Ldr R B Brown 27 May 1940  
Sqn Ldr F B C Fundrey 19 Jun 1940  
Fg Off H Corfield 27 May 1940  
Fg Off L F Styles 27 May 1940  
Fg Off M V J de Fauque de Jonquieres 27 May 1940  
Plt Off J M Barrett 27 May 1940  
Plt Off P S Goods 22 Jul 1940  
Plt Off B F Trevelyn 22 Jul 1940  
Accountant
Gp Capt Herbert F Fuller 27 May 1940 Command Accountant; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr E C M Knott 27 May 1940  
Wg Cdr C W Price 27 May 1940  
Sqn Ldr R G D Thomas 27 May 1940  
Sqn Ldr K A Jackman  9 Jul 1940  
Fg Off H W Kennard 27 May 1940  
Plt Off W H Carey 27 May 1940  
Plt Off William G Morgan 27 May 1940 later AVM
Plt Off H K Shersby 27 May 1940  
Plt Off E W Kirby 21 Jun 1940  
Plt Off E D St Clair 27 May 1940  
Plt Off J S Doughty 27 May 1940  
Medical
Gp Capt H A Hewat 27 May 1940 Principal Medical Officer, MB, ChB, DTM & H
Gp Capt K Biggs 27 May 1940 MC, MRCS, LRCP, DPH
Flt Lt J G Lyon-Brown 27 May 1940 OBE, MB, ChB
Flt Lt B Haring 27 May 1940 MRCS, LRCP, DPH
Fg Off E M Newman 15 Jul 1940 MB, BCh
Educational
Dr A H Robson 27 May 1940 Command Education Officer, OBE, MC, MSc, PhD
Capt S Brew 27 May 1940 Grade II, FRAeS
Works
Mr H V Snook 27 May 1940 Chief Engineer, MIM&CE
Mr R R Hogsden 27 May 1940 AMIM&CE
Mr M Ashmore 27 May 1940  

Aeronautical Inspection - Aircraft

Mr J C Dorney 27 May 1940 Senior Inspection Officer (Assistant Inspector, AID)
Mr L H B Pemberton 27 May 1940 Assistant Inspector, AID, RAFO
Mr G Rees 27 May 1940 Assistant Inspector, AID, RAFO

Aeronautical Inspection - Explosives

Mr S Styles 27 May 1940 Assistant Inspector, AID, RAFO
Miscellaneous Appointments
Flt Lt H P S Clogstoun 27 May 1940 Camp Commandant, MBE
Fg Off F A de Margry  4 Jun 1940  
Fg Off V Hamel-Smith 15 Jun 19400  
Fg Off A J Salton  1 Jul 1940  
Plt Off J Wells 21 Jul 1940  
Plt Off L T Channing  1 Aug 1940  

Source - September 1940 Confidential Air Force List

June 1941

Address Controlled
Shinfield Park, Reading, Berkshire

Groups: -

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Act AM Laurence A Pattinson  27 May 1940 Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, CB, DSO, MC, DFC
Act AVM Francis P Don 15 Jul 1940 Air Officer i/c Administration, OBE
Personal Appointment
Sqn Ldr D E Williams 27 May 1940 Personal Staff Officer to AOC-in-C
Plt Off R P McDouall   Personal Assistant to AOC-in-C
Air Staff
Gp Capt Arthur N Gallehawk 27 May 1940 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC; later A/Cdre
Gp Capt Alban S Ellerton 18 Feb 1941 OBE; later A/Cdre
Gp Capt John Whitford 27 May 1940 OBE; later AVM
Gp Capt F E Bond 27 Nov 1940  
Wg Cdr G H Bowman  7 Jan 1941 DSO, DFC
Wg Cdr John Marsden 27 May 1940 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr H D U Denison 27 May 1940  
Sqn Ldr G J Grindell 14 Aug 1940 AFC
Flt Lt W B W Gracey  1 Jan 1941  
Fg Off M H Molyneux 27 May 1940  
Plt Off R Townsend 25 Nov 1940  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt F Wright 11 Dec 1940  
Wg Cdr Robert F Gandy 27 May 1940 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr J K Brew  2 Dec 1940  
Sqn Ldr W L Halles  8 Oct 1940 Personnel Duties, MC
Flt Lt P G D Taylor  9 Sep 1940  
Flt Lt W von R Nicholl 24 Dec 1940  
Flt Lt F C Fisher 31 Mar 1941  
Plt Off P Yeoman 31 Dec 1940  
Plt Off A A S Hordern 10 Nov 1940  
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Wg Cdr J H Dand 27 May 1940 MBE
Wg Cdr J J Owen  6 Jan 1941  
Sqn Ldr A F M Sisley  1 Feb 1941
Plt Off E O Giffard 15 Sep 1940
Engineer
Gp Capt

Ernest J Cuckney

27 May 1940 Chief Engineer Officer, DSC; later AVM
Wg Cdr C Rapley 27 May 1940
Wg Cdr John A S Outhwaite 27 May 1940 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr T E Guttery 27 May 1940 MBE
Sqn Ldr W A Rollason 17 Apr 1941  
Flt Lt W Lodge 19 Mar 1941  
Flt Lt C Hartley 27 May 1940  
Fg Off R C Pearson 27 May 1940  
Fg Off J McLennan  4 Mar 1941  
Fg Off J C Lawrence 12 Feb 1941  
Fg Off J G Freeman 27 May 1940  
Fg Off L P Coughlan 27 May 1940  
Fg Off S Herbert 27 Feb 1941  
Plt Off S Gifford  9 Sep 1940  
Plt Off W C Cockburn-Mercer 17 Mar 1941  
Plt Off T E St J Killeen 17 Mar 1941  
Plt Off F J B Budgett 17 Mar 1941  
Plt Off W H Clucas 17 Mar 1941  
Plt Off E V Frye 17 Mar 1941  
Plt Off C T Llewellin-Jenkins 17 Mar 1941  
Plt Off H H C Hester  4 Nov 1940  
Plt Off H P E Dean 14 Dec 1940  
Plt Off T Bradley  1 Mar 1941  
Signals
Wg Cdr W R Day  1 May 1941 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr F Thomasson 27 May 1940 DFC, MM
Flt Lt R V de Halpert 27 May 1940
Fg Off E W Allen 27 May 1940
Fg Off A C Mansbridge 27 May 1940
Fg Off E W Eades 20 Dec 1940
Plt Off F E Gutteridge 11 Nov 1940
Plt Off H H Few  3 Jan 1941
Armament
Wg Cdr M B MacKay  1 Dec 1940  
Wg Cdr A W Geogehan 28 Dec 1940  
Fg Off E Powell  1 Mar 1941  
Equipment
Gp Capt E M Cashmore 27 May 1940  
Wg Cdr F J W Humphreys 27 May 1940  
Sqn Ldr F B C Fundrey 19 Jun 1940  
Flt Lt M V J de Fauque de Jonquieres 27 May 1940  
Flt Lt K V McKenzie 23 Sep 1940  
Flt Lt L F Styles 27 May 1940  
Fg Off J M Barrett 27 May 1940  
Plt Off B F Trevelyn 22 Jul 1940  
Plt Off G K Mynett 28 Oct 1940  
Plt Off C J De'ath 25 Nov 1940  
Plt Off P J Herbertson 15 Feb 1941  
Plt Off R E P Barley 18 Apr 1941  
Accountant
Gp Capt Herbert F Fuller 27 May 1940 Command Accountant; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr E C M Knott 27 May 1940  
Wg Cdr C W Price 27 May 1940  
Sqn Ldr K A Jackman  9 Jul 1940  
Fg Off Stanley E D Mills 27 May 1940 later A/Cdre
Fg Off William G Morgan 27 May 1940 later AVM
Fg Off W H Carey 27 May 1940  
Fg Off H K Shersby 27 May 1940  
Plt Off E W Kirby 21 Jun 1940  
Plt Off W Lock 26 Apr 1941  
Plt Off J R L Dougan  7 Mar 1941  
Medical
Gp Capt H A Hewat 27 May 1940 Principal Medical Officer, MB, ChB, DTM & H
Wg Cdr G H H Maxwell 20 Jan 1941 MB, ChB, DPH
Flt Lt J G Lyon-Brown 27 May 1940 OBE, MB, ChB
Photography
Fg Off W F Childs 27 Jan 1941
Educational
Dr A H Robson 27 May 1940 Command Education Officer, OBE, MC, MSc, PhD
Mr E G M Nevile  1 Nov 1940 Grade II, MA, BSc, AFRAeS, RAFVR
Works
Maj Glynn Evans 14 Oct 1940 Chief Engineer, PASI
Mr A G Bonny 10 Oct 1940 Superintending Engineer, AMICE
Mr R R Hogsden 27 May 1940 AMIM&CE

Explosives

Mr J L Davies  2 Oct 1940 Assistant Inspector, AID,
Miscellaneous Appointments
Flt Lt H P S Clogstoun 27 May 1940 Camp Commandant, MBE
Flt Lt J Wells 21 Jul 1940  
Fg Off D Spence 22 Feb 1941  
Fg Off Hon J R Bethell 20 Sep 1940  
Fg Off L I Stranger-Jones 27 Sep 1940  

Source - June 1941 Confidential Air Force List

July 1942

Address Controlled
Shinfield Park, Reading, Berkshire

Groups: -

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AM Sir William L Welsh  7 Jul 1941 Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, KCB, DSC, AFC
AVM George R M Reid 18 Jul 1941 Air Officer i/c Administration, CB, DSO, MC
Air Staff
A/Cdre Meredith Thomas 24 Dec 1941 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Gp Capt M H Ely 15 Jan 1942  
Gp Capt Cyril M Heard 11 Feb 1942 later A/Cdre
Gp Capt Graham C Bladon 15 Apr 1942 Chief Intelligence Officer; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr Gerrard J C Paul 14 Nov 1941 later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr G J Grindell 14 Aug 1940 AFC
Wg Cdr Duncan F Macdonald 16 Jul 1941 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr A N Kingwill  7 May 1941 AFC
Sqn Ldr M M Hutchinson 29 Jun 1941 AFC
Sqn Ldr R M H Noble 29 Dec 1941  
Flt Lt W B W Gracey  1 Jan 1941  
Fg Off T W Kean 27 Oct 1941 AFC
Fg Off C H Walker 16 Apr 1942  
Fg Off Gerald Dixon  7 Oct 1941  
Fg Off J R Stebbing 12 Feb 1942  
Fg Off C H Vaughan 21 Feb 1942  
Plt Off R Townsend 25 Nov 1940  
Plt Off E G Fletcher 19 Jan 1942  
Plt Off W J D Allen  1 May 1942  
Plt Off K R D Durie 25 May 1942  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt A C B Harrison   Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Gp Capt F Wright 11 Dec 1940  
Wg Cdr Robert F Gandy 27 May 1940 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr W L Halles  8 Oct 1940 Personnel Duties, MC
Flt Lt P G D Taylor  9 Sep 1940  
Flt Lt W von R Nicholl 24 Dec 1940  
Flt Lt F C Fisher 31 Mar 1941  
Flt Lt J M Weiss 24 Mar 1942 MBE
Flt Lt R D Barias 30 Apr 1942  
Flt Lt D Spence  1 Feb 1942  
Fg Off E O Giffard 15 Sep 1940  
Fg Off H S Clark 15 Aug 1941  
Fg Off A A S Hordern 10 Nov 1940  
Fg Off H K Purcell 14 Oct 1941  
Fg Off M J Fenwick  5 Jan 1942  
Plt Off J K Brew  2 Dec 1940  
Plt Off G W Brown  8 Aug 1941  
Plt Off K McDowall  6 Feb 1942  
Plt Off P J Barrett  9 Feb 1942  
Plt Off G W N A Smith 24 Jan 1942  
Plt Off J Henderson 31 Jan 1942  
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Wg Cdr Charles E Chilton 19 Nov 1941 later AM
Sqn Ldr A F M Sisley  1 Feb 1941
Sqn Ldr E G Palmer 24 Jan 1942  
Fg Off R F Jones 10 Dec 1941
Engineer
A/Cdre

Ernest J Cuckney

27 May 1940 Chief Engineer Officer, DSC; later AVM
Wg Cdr John A S Outhwaite 27 May 1940 later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr William R Worstall 16 Mar1942 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr T E Guttery 27 May 1940 MBE
Sqn Ldr W Lodge 19 Mar 1941  
Flt Lt C Hartley 27 May 1940  
Flt Lt S Herbert 27 Feb 1941  
Fg Off F J M Pryer  1 Feb 1941  
Fg Off J C Lawrence 12 Feb 1941  
Fg Off J G Freeman 27 May 1940  
Fg Off H McG Jarvis 21 Jul 1941  
Fg Off B E Dunkley  7 Nov 1941  
Fg Off N G N Davis 15 Dec 1941  
Fg Off S Gifford  9 Sep 1940  
Fg Off E V Frye 17 Mar 1941  
Fg Off H H C Hester  4 Nov 1940  
Fg Off T Bradley  1 Mar 1941  
Fg Off C E Mitchell 24 May 1942  
Plt Off L A Daniel 22 Jul 1941  
Plt Off G D Allen 22 Oct 1941  
Plt Off E E Swinbourne  7 Sep[ 1941  
Plt Off A S Beach 18 Mar 1941  
Signals
Wg Cdr W R Day  1 May 1941 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr F Thomasson 27 May 1940 DFC, MM
Flt Lt A C Mansbridge 27 May 1940
Fg Off E W Eades 20 Dec 1940
Fg Off F E Gutteridge 11 Nov 1940
Fg Off H H Few  3 Jan 1941
Plt Off W H Atkinson 11 Mar1942
Plt Off A M Crawford 18 Mar 1942
Armament
Wg Cdr C S Cooper 10 Mar 1942  
Flt Lt E Powell  1 Mar 1941  
Fg Off J R Moir  1 Jun 1941  
Fg Off W G Horley  1 Apr 1942  
Photography
Flt Lt W F Childs 27 Jan 1941  
Fg Off J C S Butement 18 Feb 1942  
Equipment
Gp Capt E M Cashmore 27 May 1940 Chief Equipment Officer
Wg Cdr F J W Humphreys 27 May 1940  
Wg Cdr F B C Fundrey 19 Jun 1940  
Sqn Ldr A Burtenshaw 12 Jan 1942 OBE, MC
Sqn Ldr M V J de Fauque de Jonquieres 27 May 1940  
Sqn Ldr R B Pavey  1 Dec 1941  
Fg Off P J Herbertson 15 Feb 1941  
Fg Off W W Stabb 26 Feb 1942  
Fg Off G K Mynett 28 Oct 1940  
Fg Off C J De'ath 25 Nov 1940  
Plt Off R E P Barley 18 Apr 1941  
Plt Off J Vandy  7 Jan 1942  
Plt Off A A Lines  1 Mar 1942  
Accountant
Gp Capt Herbert F Fuller 27 May 1940 Command Accountant; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr C W Price 27 May 1940  
Wg Cdr J H B Carson 14 Jul 1941  
Sqn Ldr Cuthbert G Stowell 28 Jul 1941 later AVM
Flt Lt J B Fleming  5 Jan 1942  
Fg Off E V Nudds  
Fg Off A H Wilkes  1 Jun 1941  
Fg Off H K Shersby 27 May 1940  
Plt Off E W Kirby 21 Jun 1940  
Plt Off H E Wilson 25 Jan 1941  
Plt Off R G Oram 13 Apr 1942  
Plt Off R E Pragnell  1 Apr 1942  
Medical
A/Cdre H A Hewat 27 May 1940 Principal Medical Officer, MB, ChB, DTM & H
Gp Capt G H H Maxwell 20 Jan 1941 MB, ChB, DPH
Sqn Ldr H P R Smith  3 Apr 1942 MB, BCh, MRCS, LRCP
Sqn Ldr G E M Turner 14 Dec 1941 MRCS, LRCP
Miss (Flt Lt) E D Fenwick 27 Jan 1942 MRCS, LRCP
Fg Off E F Burton  8 Dec 1941 MB, BCh
Physical Training
Fg Off G W Murray 17 Sep 1941  
Educational
Dr A H Robson 27 May 1940 Command Education Officer, OBE, MC, MSc, PhD, RAFVR
Mr F L D Davis 30 Jan 1942 Grade I, BA, BSc, RAFVR
Mr V G Kelly  4 May 1942 Grade I, RAFVR
Mr A Duckett  5 Jan 1942 Grade III, BSc, RAFVR
Works
Maj Glynn Evans 14 Oct 1940 Chief Engineer, PASI
Mr A G Bonny 10 Oct 1940 Superintending Engineer, AMICE
Mr R R Hogsden 27 May 1940 AMIM&CE

Aeronautical Inspection

Mr E P Graham  3 Oct 1940 Chief Inspector of Explosives - Assistant Inspector II, AID,
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off B C Beecroft 12 Jan 1942 WAAF
RAF Regiment
 Brig M A Green 20Feb 1942 OBE, MC
 Maj H Campbell 23 Feb 1942 DSO, OBE, TD
 Plt Off J A Addison 27 Feb 1942
Miscellaneous Appointments
Fg Off G W Cotterill  3 Feb 1942  
Fg Off C J Syred  6 Mar 1942  
Fg Off R M Shaw 26 Apr 1942  
Fg Off F Luxton  1 Oct 1941  

Source - July 1942 Confidential Air Force List

December 1943

Address Controlled
Shinfield Park, Reading, Berkshire

Groups: -

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AM Sir Phillip Babington 17 Aug 1942 Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, KCB, MC, AFC
AVM John O Andrews  5 Jul 1943 Air Officer i/c Administration, CB, DSO, MC
Air Staff
AVM Anthony L Paxton  5 Sep 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC
Gp Capt M H Ely 15 Jan 1942  
Gp Capt John Oliver 27 Jul 1942 AFC; later A/Cdre
Gp Capt John M Cohu 19 Jun 1943 later AVM
Gp Capt C L Lea-Cox  1 May 1943  
Gp Capt B B Caswell 18 Sep 1943  
Wg Cdr A N Kingwill  7 May 1941 AFC
Wg Cdr E H Coleman 31 May 1942 AFC
Wg Cdr The Hon G R Ward 27 May 1943  
Wg Cdr H M Pinfold  3 Jun 1943  
Sqn Ldr H Morris  7 Jun 1942  
Sqn Ldr W B Thompson 11 Jul 1942  
Sqn Ldr R K Browning 25 Aug 1942  
Sqn Ldr C H Walker 16 Apr 1942  
Sqn Ldr J R Stebbing 12 Feb 1942  
Sqn Ldr R R Gregory 15 Dec 1942  
Sqn Ldr C L Elliott 11 Oct 1943  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt A C B Harrison 16 Mar 1942 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Gp Capt Robert F Gandy 27 May 1940 later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr A T Laing 25 Nov 1942  
Wg Cdr P G D Taylor  9 Sep 1940  
Wg Cdr J L Smith 23 Dec 1942  
Wg Cdr W L Halles  8 Oct 1940 Personnel Duties, MC
Sqn Ldr W von R Nicholl 24 Dec 1940  
Sqn Ldr F C Fisher 31 Mar 1941  
Sqn Ldr H S Clark 15 Aug 1941  
Sqn Ldr J H Bolt  3 Sep 1942  
Sqn Ldr E O Giffard 15 Sep 1940  
Sqn Ldr M J Fenwick  5 Jan 1942  
Sqn Ldr C J Syred  6 Mar1942  
Sqn Ldr A H Kemsley  1 Feb 1943  
Sqn Ldr F Honey 19 Sep 1943  
Sqn Ldr H H Botting 16 Jun 1943  
Sqn Ldr K R D Durie  8 Oct 1943  
Sqn Ldr J B C Robertson 23 Sep 1943  
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Wg Cdr L F Brown 14 Mar 1943  
Sqn Ldr L H Carey 25oct 1942
Sqn Ldr E F Sall 26 Aug 1943  
Engineer
A/Cdre Henry E Forrow 20 Aug 1942 Command Engineer Officer, OBE
Gp Capt Herbert W Heslop 12 Aug 1943  OBE; later AVM
Wg Cdr T E Guttery 25 Feb 1942 MBE
Wg Cdr W H Lodge 19 Mar 1941  
Wg Cdr J C Lawrence 12 Feb 1941
Sqn Ldr F J M Pryer  1 Feb 1941  
Sqn Ldr W E Bryan 26 Oct 1942 DFC
Sqn Ldr H H C Hester  4 Nov 1940  
Sqn Ldr T Bradley 19 Jan 1943  
Signals
Gp Capt W R Day  1 May 1941 Command Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr A C Mansbridge 27 May 1940
Sqn Ldr D K Cameron  1 May 1943
Sqn Ldr E F A Suttle  1 Jul 1943
Armament
Sqn Ldr J R Moir  1 Jun 1941  
Sqn Ldr G L Cochrane  4 Sep 1942  
Photography
Sqn Ldr W F Childs 27 Jan 1941  
Equipment
A/Cdre Henry L Crichton 20 Sep 1943 Senior Equipment Staff Officer, MBE
Gp Capt F J W Humphreys 27 May 1940  
Wg Cdr F B C Fundrey 19 Jun 1940  
Wg Cdr L N Sargent 11 Oct 1943  
Sqn Ldr R B Pavey  1 Dec 1941  
Sqn Ldr L J Ryall 16 Aug 1943  
Sqn Ldr P J Herbertson  8 Mar 1943  
Accountant
A/Cdre Reginald Byrne  4 Apr 194? Command Accountant, MC
Gp Capt A E Vautier 26 Jul 1943  
Wg Cdr C W Price 27 May 1940  
Wg Cdr J H B Carson 14 Jul 1941  
Sqn Ldr A H Wilkes  1 Jun 1941  
Sqn Ldr H K Shersby  2 Feb 1942  
Medical
A/Cdre H A Hewat 27 May 1940 Principal Medical Officer, CBE, MB, ChB, DTM & H
Gp Capt J B Gregor 17 Dec 1942 MRCS, LRCP
Sqn Ldr H P R Smith  3 Apr 1942 MB, BCh, MRCS, LRCP
Sqn Ldr R Cudderford  3 Mar 1943 MB, ChB
Sqn Ldr (Miss) E D Fenwick 27 Jan 1942 MRCS, LRCP
Dental
Gp Capt H D Humphreys 18 Aug 1941 Inspecting Dental Officer, LDS
Physical Training
Sqn Ldr G W Murray 17 Sep 1941  
Educational
Dr I B Hart 17 Nov 1942 Command Education Officer, OBE, BSc, PhD, RAFVR
Mr F L D Davis 30 Jan 1942 Grade I, BA, BSc, RAFVR
Mr V G F Kelly  4 May 1942 Grade I, RAFVR
Works
Maj Glynn Evans 14 Oct 1940 Chief Engineer, PASI

Aeronautical Inspection

Mr L Biggins  3 Oct 1941 Command Inspector of Explosives - Assistant Inspector II, AID,
WAAF Staff Officers
Gp Off E F Dacre  1 Jan 1943 WAAF
Sqn Off C E Clough 26 Jun 1940 MBE, WAAF
RAF Regiment
Col W C Storrie 21 Jun 1943 DSO, TD
Wg Cdr F A Latter  1 Jun 1943
Miscellaneous Appointments
Sqn Ldr A H Pownall 21 Dec 1942 MT Engineer
Sqn Ldr D Spence  1 Feb 1942 Camp Commandant

Source - December 1943 Confidential Air Force List

June 1944

Address Controlled
Shinfield Park, Reading, Berkshire

Groups: -

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AM Sir Phillip Babington 17 Aug 1942 Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, KCB, MC, AFC
AVM John O Andrews  5 Jul 1943 Air Officer i/c Administration, CB, DSO, MC
Air Staff
AVM Anthony L Paxton  5 Sep 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, DFC
Gp Capt M H Ely 15 Jan 1942  
Gp Capt John M Cohu 19 Jun 1943 later AVM
Gp Capt C L Lea-Cox  1 May 1943  
Gp Capt B B Caswell 18 Sep 1943  
Wg Cdr A N Kingwill  7 May 1941 OBE, AFC
Wg Cdr P A Tipping 17 Apr 1944 AFC
Wg Cdr H M Pinfold  3 Jun 1943  
Wg Cdr W A Burnside 25 Jan 1944  
Sqn Ldr H Morris  7 Jun 1942  
Sqn Ldr W B Thompson 11 Jul 1942  
Sqn Ldr R K Browning 25 Aug 1942  
Sqn Ldr C L Elliott 11 Oct 1943 AFC
Sqn Ldr E O Giffard 15 Sep 1940  
Sqn Ldr R W Jeary 15 May 1944  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt A C B Harrison 16 Mar 1942 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Gp Capt Robert F Gandy 27 May 1940 later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr A T Laing 25 Nov 1942  
Wg Cdr P G D Taylor  9 Sep 1940  
Wg Cdr J L Smith 23 Dec 1942  
Wg Cdr W L Halles  8 Oct 1940 Personnel Duties, MC
Sqn Ldr W von R Nicholl 24 Dec 1940  
Sqn Ldr H S Clark 15 Aug 1941  
Sqn Ldr J H Bolt  3 Sep 1942  
Sqn Ldr A H Kemsley  1 Feb 1943  
Sqn Ldr F Honey 19 Sep 1943  
Sqn Ldr R M Shaw 30 Nov 1943  
Sqn Ldr H H Botting 16 Jun 1943  
Sqn Ldr K R D Durie  8 Oct 1943  
Sqn Ldr J B C Robertson 23 Sep 1943  
Sqn Ldr K McDowall  1 Dec 1943  
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr E F Sall 26 Aug 1943  
Sqn Ldr C L Wilson 30 Apr 1944
Engineer
A/Cdre Herbert W Heslop 12 Aug 1943 Command Engineer Officer, OBE; later AVM
Gp Capt George B Beardsworth 27 Nov 1943 later AVM
Wg Cdr T E Guttery 25 Feb 1942 MBE
Wg Cdr W H Lodge 19 Mar 1941  
Wg Cdr J C Lawrence 12 Feb 1941
Sqn Ldr W E Bryan 26 Oct 1942 DFC
Sqn Ldr F W Upshall 13 Oct 1943  
Sqn Ldr T Bradley 19 Jan 1943  
Sqn Ldr C W Bates 14 Mar 1944  
Sqn Ldr B Hartley 15 Mar 1944  
Sqn Ldr W E French 20 Mar 1944  
Signals
Gp Capt W R Day  1 May 1941 Command Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr A C Mansbridge 27 May 1940
Sqn Ldr D K Cameron  1 May 1943
Sqn Ldr E F A Suttle  1 Jul 1943
Armament
Gp Capt T J Desmond 22 Nov 1943  
Sqn Ldr J R Moir  1 Jun 1941  
Sqn Ldr G L Cochrane  4 Sep 1942  
Sqn Ldr E S Arnold 29 Mar 1944  
Photography
Sqn Ldr A C Watkins 15 Mar 1944  
Equipment
A/Cdre Henry L Crichton 20 Sep 1943 Senior Equipment Staff Officer, MBE
Gp Capt F J W Humphreys 27 May 1940  
Wg Cdr F B C Fundrey 19 Jun 1940  
Wg Cdr L N Sargent 11 Oct 1943  
Sqn Ldr R B Pavey  1 Dec 1941  
Sqn Ldr P J Herbertson  8 Mar 1943  
Accountant
A/Cdre Reginald Byrne  4 Apr 194? Command Accountant, MC
Gp Capt A E Vautier 26 Jul 1943  
Sqn Ldr A H Wilkes  1 Jun 1941  
Medical
A/Cdre H A Hewat 27 May 1940 Principal Medical Officer, CBE, MB, ChB, DTM & H
Gp Capt J B Gregor 17 Dec 1942 MRCS, LRCP
Sqn Ldr H P R Smith  3 Apr 1942 MB, BCh, MRCS, LRCP
Sqn Ldr D E Mitchell 19 Jan 1944 MB, ChB
Sqn Ldr (Miss) E D Fenwick 27 Jan 1942 MRCS, LRCP
Dental
Gp Capt H D Humphreys 18 Aug 1941 Inspecting Dental Officer, LDS
Physical Training
Sqn Ldr G W Murray 17 Sep 1941  
Educational
Dr I B Hart 17 Nov 1942 Command Education Officer, OBE, BSc, PhD, RAFVR
Mr F L D Davis 30 Jan 1942 Grade I, BA, BSc, RAFVR
Mr V G F Kelly  4 May 1942 Grade I, RAFVR
Works
Maj Glynn Evans 14 Oct 1940 Chief Engineer, PASI

Aeronautical Inspection

Mr J W Busteed   Inspector, AID,
WAAF Staff Officers
Gp Off E F Dacre  1 Jan 1943 WAAF
Sqn Off C E Clough 26 Jun 1940 MBE, WAAF
RAF Regiment
Col W C Storrie 21 Jun 1943 DSO, TD
Wg Cdr F A Latter  1 Jun 1943
Miscellaneous Appointments
Sqn Ldr A H Pownall 21 Dec 1942 MT Engineer
Sqn Ldr D Spence  1 Feb 1942 Camp Commandant
Sqn Ldr S E Parker  5 Feb 1943 Canadian Liaison, MBE, AFC
Sqn Ldr H C Long  5 Feb 1943 Australian Liaison
Sqn Ldr G V Thomson  1 Dec 1942 Provost and Security Liaison Officer

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

June 1945

Address Controlled
Shinfield Park, Reading, Berkshire

Groups: -

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AM Sir Phillip Babington 17 Aug 1942 Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, KCB, MC, AFC
AVM Charles H K Edmonds  8 Jan 1945 Air Officer i/c Administration, CBE, DSO
Air Staff
AVM Anthony L Paxton  5 Sep 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, DFC
Gp Capt C L Lea-Cox  1 May 1943  
Gp Capt Charles H Simpson 18 Dec 1944 later A/Cdre
Gp Capt E L J Rowe 12 Mar 1945  
Wg Cdr L H Baker 28 Dec 1944  
Wg Cdr A N Kingwill  7 May 1941 OBE, AFC
Wg Cdr P A Tipping 17 Apr 1944 AFC
Wg Cdr C F Atkinson 28 Jan 1945  
Sqn Ldr J K Lawrence  5 Jan 1945  
Sqn Ldr H Morris  7 Jun 1942  
Sqn Ldr W B Thompson 11 Jul 1942  
Sqn Ldr R K Browning 25 Aug 1942  
Sqn Ldr E O Giffard 15 Sep 1940  
Sqn Ldr R W Jeary 15 May 1944  
Sqn Ldr W H Forster 14 May 1944 AFC
Sqn Ldr H H Botting 16 Jun 1943  
Sqn Ldr K R D Durie  8 Oct 1943  
Sqn Ldr K McDowall  1 Dec 1943  
Sqn Ldr C L Wilson 30 Apr 1944  
Sqn Ldr J R R Devereaux 15 Aug 1944  
Sqn Ldr C K White 26 Jan 1945  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt A C B Harrison 16 Mar 1942 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, CBE
Gp Capt F Wright 10 Apr 1945  
Wg Cdr A T Laing 25 Nov 1942  
Wg Cdr J L Smith 23 Dec 1942 OBE
Wg Cdr W L Hailes  8 Oct 1940 MC
Wg Cdr W R A Matheson 12 Feb 1945  
Sqn Ldr W von R Nicholl 24 Dec 1940  
Sqn Ldr H S Clark 15 Aug 1941  
Sqn Ldr J H Bolt  3 Sep 1942  
Sqn Ldr A H Kemsley  1 Feb 1943  
Sqn Ldr J B C Robertson 23 Sep 1943  
Sqn Ldr A H Beach  3 Mar 1945 OBE
Sqn Ldr R M Shaw 30 Nov 1943  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
A/Cdre Herbert W Heslop 12 Aug 1943 Command Engineer Officer, OBE; later AVM
Gp Capt R P Cauthery   4 Dec 1944  
Wg Cdr W H Lodge 19 Mar 1941  
Wg Cdr J C Lawrence 12 Feb 1941
Wg Cdr Albert A F Hickman 25 Dec 1944 OBE; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr C A Pope 26 Mar 1945  
Sqn Ldr W E Bryan 26 Oct 1942 DFC
Sqn Ldr C W Bates 14 Mar 1944  
Sqn Ldr W E French 20 Mar 1944  
Sqn Ldr H F R Lillwhite 15 Jun 1944  
Sqn Ldr A J Burnett 20 Nov 1944  
Signals
Gp Capt W R Day  1 May 1941 Command Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr D K Cameron  1 May 1943
Sqn Ldr B C Sandall 11 Oct 1944 DFC
Sqn Ldr W J Foy 12 Dec 1944
Armament
Gp Capt T J Desmond 22 Nov 1943  
Sqn Ldr G L Cochrane  4 Sep 1942  
Sqn Ldr E S Arnold 29 Mar 1944  
Sqn Ldr B L J W Shaw 11 Aug 1944  
Sqn Ldr H Harvey 20 Dec 1944  
Photography
Sqn Ldr A C Watkins 15 Mar 1944  
Equipment
A/Cdre Henry L Crichton 20 Sep 1943 Senior Equipment Staff Officer, MBE
Gp Capt F J W Humphreys 27 May 1940  
Wg Cdr F B C Fundrey 19 Jun 1940  
Wg Cdr R B Pavey  1 Dec 1941  
Sqn Ldr P J Herbertson  8 Mar 1943  
Sqn Ldr F Honey 19 Sep 1943  
Sqn Ldr W A Harris 17 Jan 1945  
Accountant
A/Cdre Reginald Byrne  4 Apr 194? Command Accountant, MC
Gp Capt A E Vautier 26 Jul 1943 MC
Wg Cdr S C George  3 Nov 1944  
Wg Cdr Alistair Gollan  2 Jan 1945 OBE; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr A H Wilkes  1 Jun 1941  
Sqn Ldr H S Maurice-Jones  6 Sep 1944  
Medical
A/Cdre H A Hewat 27 May 1940 Principal Medical Officer, CBE, MB, ChB, DTM & H
Gp Capt J B Gregor 17 Dec 1942 MRCS, LRCP
Wg Cdr J R Cellars 19 Oct 1944 MB, ChB
Sqn Ldr D E Mitchell 19 Jan 1944 MB, ChB
Sqn Ldr (Miss) E D Fenwick 27 Jan 1942 MRCS, LRCP
Dental
Gp Capt R G J Charlesworth 23 Apr 1945 Inspecting Dental Officer, LDS
Physical Training
Sqn Ldr G W Murray 17 Sep 1941  
Educational
Mr D E Williams  3 May 1945 Command Education Officer, MBE, MA, RAFVR
Mr V G F Kelly  4 May 1942 Grade I, BSc, RAFVR
Mr C V G Coleman  1 Jan 1945 BA, RAFVR
Works
Maj Glynn Evans 14 Oct 1940 Chief Engineer, PASI

Aeronautical Inspection

Mr J W Busteed   Inspector, AID,
WAAF Staff Officers
Gp Off L M Crowther 30 Sep 1944 OBE, WAAF
Sqn Off C E Clough 26 Jun 1940 MBE, WAAF
RAF Regiment
Gp Capt A G Jarvis  9 Apr 1945 OBE, AFC
Wg Cdr P O B Brunner  1 May 1945
Central Examination Board
Wg Cdr J C Mitchell 31 Jul 1940  
Sqn Ldr R D Cummings 13 Feb 1943  
Sqn Ldr R Ingram-Johnson 24 Jul 1944  
Sqn Ldr H N Tomblin  4 Aug 1942  
Sqn Ldr A E Dobson  5 Mar 1945 MBE
Miscellaneous Appointments
Wg Cdr C W Burgess 30 Jan 1945 Canadian Liaison, DFC
Sqn Ldr A H Pownall 21 Dec 1942 MT Engineer
Sqn Ldr D Spence  1 Feb 1942 Camp Commandant
Sqn Ldr B McFadden 16 Oct 1944 Australian Liaison, DFM
Sqn Ldr R S Barnes 11 Oct 1943 Provost and Security Liaison Officer

Source - June 1945 Confidential Air Force List

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