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HQ RAF Gibraltar Personnel, locations and units


[Dec 1943 | Jun 1944 | Jun 1945 | Oct 1949 | 1950 | 1951 | 1952 | 1953 | 1954 | 1955 | 1956 | 1957 | 1958 | 1957 | 1958 | 1959 | 1960 | 1961 | 1962 | 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966]

December 1943

Location Command Controlled
Gibraltar Coastal Command
  • SHQ RAF New Camp

    • No 202 Squadron

    • HSL 142

    • HSL 181

    • HSL 2853

  • SHQ RAF North Front

    • No 233 Squadron

    • No 179 Squadron

    • No 48 Squadron

    • No 544 Squadron (Detachment)

    • No 511 Squadron (Detachment)

    • No 24S Squadron (Detachment)

  • No 351 Signals Unit

  • No 4866 Airfield Construction Flight

  • No 40 Embarkation Unit

  • No 27 ADRU

  • No 237 Maintenance Unit

  • Repair and Salvage Unit
     

  • No 71 ASR Unit

  • No 1676 (Defence) Flight

  • No 1403 (Meteorological) Flight

  • No 1500 (Target Towing) Flight

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Sturley P Simpson 16 Dec 1941 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, MC
Air Staff
Gp Capt G R M Clifford  8 Sep 1942 Senior Air Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr J C Burge  2 Nov 1942  
Sqn Ldr E L Hayward 18 Nov 1942  
Sqn Ldr D C Burnley 22 Dec 1942  
Sqn Ldr R H Pilcher  9 Jul 1943  
Sqn Ldr D M Wellings 15 Nov 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr L Fothergill 18 Jun 1943  
Sqn Ldr J F Powell 18 Jun 1943  
Sqn Ldr R H Brown 15 May 1943  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr J S Stevenson  1 Oct 1943 Senior Administration Officer, OBE
Sqn Ldr W V Roe  1 Feb 1943  
Flt Lt E Withy 30 Apr 1943  
Flt Lt A J M Ross 15 May 1943  
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr D A Blake 16 Feb 1943  
Engineer
Gp Capt B H Ashton  6 Oct 1943  
Signals
Wg Cdr P D N Hackforth 15 May 1943 Chief Signals Officer
Armament
Sqn Ldr G G H Thorburn 16 Feb 1943  
Equipment
Wg Cdr H F S Lowthorpe-Lutwidge  7 Apr 1943 Senior Equipment Staff Officer
Accountant
Wg Cdr C Lorimer  8 Jul 1943 OBE
Photography
Flt Lt A W H MacDonald 18 Jun 1943  
Medical
Sqn Ldr J M Kerr 30 Apr 1943 MB, ChB, DPH
Meteorological
Wg Cdr A L Maidens 21 May 1943 Senior Meteorological Officer
Educational
Mr J H Clapman xx Dec 1942 Grade III, MSc, MA, RAFVR
Physical Training
Flt Lt G J Lloyd  4 Feb 1942  
Works
Flt Lt R T Knowles 21 May 1942  
Miscellaneous Appointments
Sqn Ldr J K Slater 26 Jun 1943  
Sqn Ldr A E Stewart 24 Jun 1943  

Source - December 1943 Confidential Air Force List

June 1944

Location Command Controlled
Gibraltar Coastal Command
  • SHQ RAF New Camp

    • No 202 Squadron

    • HSL 142

    • HSL 181

    • HSL 2853

  • SHQ RAF North Front

    • No 520 Squadron

  • No 351 Signals Unit

  • No 4866 Airfield Construction Flight

  • No 40 Embarkation Unit

  • No 27 ADRU

  • No 237 Maintenance Unit

  • Repair and Salvage Unit
     

  • No 71 ASR Unit

  • No 1403 (Meteorological) Flight

  • No 1500 (Target Towing) Flight

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM William Elliot 22 Feb 1944 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, DFC; later ACM
Air Staff
Gp Capt G Shaw 24 Dec 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr D C Burnley 22 Dec 1942  
Sqn Ldr L Fothergill 18 Jun 1943  
Sqn Ldr J F Powell 18 Jun 1943  
Sqn Ldr R H Brown 15 May 1943  
Sqn Ldr N N McKinnon 29 Feb 1944  
Sqn Ldr C M Johnstone 29 Feb 1944  
Sqn Ldr E E Fitchew 19 Feb 1944 DFC
Sqn Ldr C W Wright 26 Mar 1944  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr J S Stevenson  1 Oct 1943 Senior Administration Officer, OBE
Sqn Ldr W V Roe  1 Feb 1943 Organisation
Flt Lt E Withy 30 Apr 1943  
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr D A Blake 16 Feb 1943  
Engineer
Gp Capt B H Ashton  6 Oct 1943  
Signals
Wg Cdr E C Ashley 29 Jan 1944 Chief Signals Officer
Armament
Sqn Ldr G G H Thorburn 16 Feb 1943  
Equipment
Wg Cdr H F S Lowthorpe-Lutwidge  7 Apr 1943 Senior Equipment Staff Officer
Accountant
Wg Cdr C Lorimer  8 Jul 1943 OBE
Photography
Fg Off L S Hallett 29 Feb 1944  
Medical
Sqn Ldr J M Kerr 30 Apr 1943 MB, ChB, DPH
Meteorological
Wg Cdr A L Maidens 21 May 1943 Senior Meteorological Officer
Educational
Mr J H Clapman xx Dec 1942 Grade III, MSc, MA, RAFVR
Works
Flt Lt B C G Stevens 13 Jan 1944  
Miscellaneous Appointments
Sqn Ldr J K Slater 26 Jun 1943  
Flt Lt R A Preston   Deputy Assistant Provost Marshal

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

June 1945

Location Command Controlled
Gibraltar Coastal Command
  • SHQ RAF North Front

    • No 4866 Airfield Construction Flight

    • No 40 Embarkation Unit

    • No 237 Maintenance Unit

  • No 71 ASR Unit

  • Repair and Salvage Unit

  • No 520 Squadron

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Alick C Stevens  8 Jun 1944 Air Officer Commanding, CB; later AM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt P Gibson 28 Feb 1944 PA to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt G Shaw 24 Dec 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC
Sqn Ldr T L Jones 17 Dec 1944  
Sqn Ldr E E Fitchew 19 Feb 1944 DFC
Sqn Ldr F R E Clark 22 May 1944  
Sqn Ldr W J Witham  9 Sep 1944  
Sqn Ldr J Duncan 30 Dec 1944  
Sqn Ldr G A Greene  1 Jan 1945  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr R P Nelms 28 Feb 1945 Senior Officer i/c Administration , DFC
Sqn Ldr G Davidson 26 Jun 1944 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr W A H Watson  4 Jul 1944  
Signals
Sqn Ldr C J Sutton 19 Apr 1945  
Photography
Fg Off L S Hallett 29 Feb 1944  
Meteorological
Mr J A S Biggs  3 May 1944 MA, RAFVR
Works
Flt Lt B C G Stevens 13 Jan 1944  
WAAF Staff Officer
Sqn Off D M Harding 10 Feb 1945  
Miscellaneous Appointments
Flt Lt R A Preston  8 Feb 1944 Deputy Assistant Provost Marshal
Flt Lt F T B Twomey 23 Oct 1944  

Source - June 1945 Confidential Air Force List

It was downgraded to Group status after this date and before April 1946.

October 1949

Location Command Controlled
Gibraltar Coastal Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Geoffrey R C Spencer  7 Jan 1949 Air Officer Commanding, CBE; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt E E Shand  5 Apr 1948 PA to AOC
Air Staff
Flt Lt H F MacNevin 31 Dec 1948  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr S R R Smith 27 Mar 1948 Senior Officer i/c Administration , DFC

Source - October 1949 Air Force List

1950

Location Command Controlled
Gibraltar Coastal Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Walter G Cheshire  9 Jan 1950 Air Officer Commanding, CBE; later ACM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt E E Shand  5 Apr 1948 PA to AOC
Air Staff
Flt Lt H F MacNevin 31 Dec 1948  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr S R R Smith 27 Mar 1948 Senior Officer i/c Administration , DFC

Source - October 1950 Air Force List

1951

Location Command Controlled
Gibraltar Coastal Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Walter G Cheshire  9 Jan 1950 Air Officer Commanding, CBE; later ACM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt J M B Edwards   PA to AOC
Air Staff
Sqn Ldr G Buckle    
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr S Findlay   Senior Officer i/c Administration , DFC

Source - October 1951 Air Force List

1952

Location Command Controlled
Gibraltar Coastal Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Charles E Chilton  8 Feb 1952 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE; later AM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt L W Birchall 25 Jan 1952 PA to AOC
Air Staff
Sqn Ldr A H Burton   DSO, DFC
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr S Findlay   Senior Officer i/c Administration , DFC

Source - October 1952 Air Force List

1953

Location Command Controlled
Gibraltar Coastal Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Charles E Chilton  8 Feb 1952 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE; later AM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt L W Birchall 25 Jan 1952 PA to AOC
Air Staff
Wg Cdr P J Cundy  4 Jun 1952 DSO, DFC, AFC
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr W H E Marriott  9 Apr 1953 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Technical Staff
Sqn Ldr J L Lendrum 24 Apr 1951  

Source - October 1953 Air Force List

It appears to have become an independent Command at some point in late 1953/early 1954

1954

Location Controlled
Gibraltar
  • RAF Station, North Front

  • No 224 Squadron

  • No 8 Mobile Oxygen Unit

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Gareth G Barrett 21 Sep 1953 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt P S Dignan 21 Aug 1953 PA to AOC
Air Staff
Wg Cdr P J Cundy  4 Jun 1952 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC, AFC
Intelligence
Flt Lt H L Ashley 10 Nov 1950
Signals
Sqn Ldr C E G Tomkins 10 Oct 1952
Ground Defence
Flt Lt G Biggar  5 May 1954 Senior Ground Defence Staff Officer
Staffs of the Services (Air Staff)
Meteorological
Mr E A Cope  5 Jul 1952 BSc, ARCS
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr W H E Marriott  9 Apr 1953 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Equipment
Gp Capt C W Lovatt 21 Jul 1952  
Staffs of the Services (Administrative Staff)
Accountant
Sqn Ldr N Storer  4 Jun 1952
Provost
Flt Lt A Smart 28 Jan 1953 BEM
Medical
Sqn Ldr W G Alexander 14 Oct 1952 MB, ChB
Dental
Sqn Ldr W B McStay  3 Jun 1954 LDS
Chaplain
Rev S W Harrison 21 Jul 1953 GM
Educational
Flt Lt R R V Richards 16 Sep 1954 BA
Works
Mr R Campbell 12 May 1952 AMICE, AMIMunE
Technical Staff
Sqn Ldr G Medd  1 Mar 1954  

Source - October 1954 Air Force List

It was redesignated RAF Gibraltar between these two editions

1955

Location Controlled
Gibraltar  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Gareth G Barrett 21 Sep 1953 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt P S Dignan 21 Aug 1953 PA to AOC
Air Staff
Wg Cdr J B Holgate 11 Jan 1955 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC, AFC
Intelligence
Flt Lt H L Ashley 10 Nov 1950
Signals
Sqn Ldr N W Maskell  7 Apr 1955
Ground Defence
Flt Lt G Biggar  5 May 1954 Senior Ground Defence Staff Officer
Staffs of the Services (Air Staff)
Meteorological
Mr G W Hurst   BSc, ARCS, DIC
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr W H E Marriott  9 Apr 1953 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Equipment
Gp Capt W McQ Pratt 14 Jan 1955  
Staffs of the Services (Administrative Staff)
Accountant
Sqn Ldr E G Downes  4 Dec 1954
Provost
Flt Lt C S Carden  1 Feb 1955  
Medical
Sqn Ldr J G Kingan 14 Oct 1952 MB, ChB
Dental
Sqn Ldr W B McStay  3 Jun 1954 LDS
Chaplain
Rev S W Harrison 21 Jul 1953 GM
Educational
Flt Lt R R V Richards 16 Sep 1954 BA
Works
Mr F C Atton   AMICE, AMIME
Technical Staff
Sqn Ldr G Medd  1 Mar 1954  

Source - April 1955 Air Force List

1956

Location Controlled
Gibraltar  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Gareth G Barrett 21 Sep 1953 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt P S Dignan 21 Aug 1953 PA to AOC
Air Staff
Wg Cdr J B Holgate 11 Jan 1955 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC, AFC
Intelligence
Flt Lt H L Ashley 10 Nov 1950
Signals
Sqn Ldr C E G Tomkins 10 Oct 1952
Ground Defence
Flt Lt G Biggar  5 May 1954 Senior Ground Defence Staff Officer
Staffs of the Services (Air Staff)
Meteorological
Mr E A Cope  5 Jul 1952 BSc, ARCS
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr W H E Marriott  9 Apr 1953 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Equipment
Gp Capt W McQ Pratt 14 Jan 1955  
Staffs of the Services (Administrative Staff)
Accountant
Sqn Ldr E G Downes  4 Dec 1954
Provost
Flt Lt C S Carden  1 Feb 1955  
Medical
Sqn Ldr W G Alexander 14 Oct 1952 MB, ChB
Dental
Sqn Ldr W B McStay  3 Jun 1954 LDS
Chaplain
Rev S W Harrison 21 Jul 1953 GM
Educational
Flt Lt R R V Richards 16 Sep 1954 BA
Works
Mr R Campbell 12 May 1952 AMICE, AMIMunE
Technical Staff
Sqn Ldr G Medd  1 Mar 1954  

Source - January 1956 Air Force List

1957

Location Controlled
Gibraltar  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre John D Miller 12 Jan 1956 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt C E F Cooper 28 Jan 1956 PA to AOC
Air Staff
Wg Cdr E F J Odoire  9 Aug 1956 DFC*, AFC
Sqn Ldr R Coates 12 Aug 1955 DFC, AFC
Intelligence
Flt Lt H L Ashley 10 Nov 1950
Signals
Sqn Ldr N W Maskell  7 Apr 1955
Staffs of the Services (Air Staff)
Meteorological
Mr G W Hurst   BSc, ARCS, DIC
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr H C Robinson 15 May 1956 Senior Officer i/c Administration, MBE
Equipment
Sqn Ldr W A Plowman 11 May 1957  
Staffs of the Services (Administrative Staff)
Accountant
Sqn Ldr E G H Downes  4 Dec 1954 ACA
Provost
Flt Lt C S Carden  1 Feb 1955  
Medical
Sqn Ldr J G Kingan 22 Apr 1955 MB, ChB
Dental
Wg Cdr W B McStay 22 May 1954 LDS
Educational
Flt Lt J J Goddard 18 Mar 1957 BSc
Works
Mr F C Atton   BSc (Eng), AMICE, AMIMunE
Technical Staff
Wg Cdr A W Skingsley  9 Nov 1956 BEM

Source - July 1957 Air Force List

1958

Location Controlled
Gibraltar  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre John D Miller 12 Jan 1956 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt C E F Cooper 28 Jan 1956 PA to AOC
Air Staff
Wg Cdr E F J Odoire  9 Aug 1956 DFC*, AFC
Sqn Ldr R Coates 12 Aug 1955 DFC, AFC
Intelligence
Flt Lt H L Ashley 10 Nov 1950
Signals
Sqn Ldr N W Maskell  7 Apr 1955
Staffs of the Services (Air Staff)
Meteorological
Mr G W Hurst   BSc, ARCS, DIC
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr H C Robinson 15 May 1956 Senior Officer i/c Administration, MBE
Equipment
Sqn Ldr W A Plowman 11 May 1957  
Staffs of the Services (Administrative Staff)
Accountant
Sqn Ldr W Butchart 29 May 1957
Provost
Flt Lt C S Carden  1 Feb 1955  
Medical
Sqn Ldr J G Kingan 22 Apr 1955 MB, ChB
Dental
Wg Cdr C Parmée 22 May 1957 LDSRCS
Chaplain
Rev T R Quin 13 Nov 1955 C of E, MA
Educational
Flt Lt J J Goddard 18 Mar 1957 BSc
Works
Mr F C Atton   BSc (Eng), AMICE, AMIMunE
Technical Staff
Wg Cdr A W Skingsley  9 Nov 1956 BEM

Source - January 1958 Air Force List

1959

Location Controlled
Gibraltar  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Ronald B Thomson 20 May 1957 Air Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt J Gower 28 Apr 1957 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Wg Cdr E F J Odoire  9 Aug 1956 DFC*, AFC
Sqn Ldr G A Law 22 May 1958
Intelligence
Flt Lt F E G Hayter 11 Aug 1958
Signals
Sqn Ldr S G Tatem  6 Feb 1958
Staffs of the Services (Air Staff)
Meteorological
Mr E G Ward    
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr G Robson 12 Nov 1958 Senior Officer i/c Administration, MBE
Equipment
Sqn Ldr W A Plowman 11 May 1957  
Staffs of the Services (Administrative Staff)
Accountant
Sqn Ldr W Butchart 29 May 1957
Provost
Flt Lt F D Edge 21 Sep 1957 MBE
Medical
Sqn Ldr W D S Hepburn 15 Oct 1957 MB, ChB
Dental
Wg Cdr C Parmée 22 May 1957 LDSRCS
Chaplain
Rev J G Steven 21 May 1958 C of E, ALCD
Educational
Flt Lt J J Goddard 18 Mar 1957 BSc
Works
Mr H S Church   AMIMunE
Technical Staff
Wg Cdr A W Skingsley  9 Nov 1956 BEM

Source - January 1959 Air Force List

1960

Location Controlled
Gibraltar  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Ronald B Thomson 20 May 1957 Air Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt R M Sparkes 10 Feb 1959 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Wg Cdr T W Horton 28 Jan 1959 DSO, DFC*
Sqn Ldr G A Law 22 May 1958
Signals
Sqn Ldr S G Tatem  6 Feb 1958
Staffs of the Services (Air Staff)
Meteorological
Mr E G Ward    
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr G Robson 12 Nov 1958 Senior Officer i/c Administration, MBE
Equipment
Sqn Ldr D E Spencer 16 Nov 1959  
Staffs of the Services (Administrative Staff)
Accountant
Sqn Ldr O H Speake 20 Jul 1959  
Medical
Sqn Ldr W D S Hepburn 15 Oct 1957 MB, ChB
Dental
Wg Cdr C Parmée 22 May 1957 LDSRCS
Chaplain
Rev J G Steven 21 May 1958 C of E, ALCD
Educational
Wg Cdr T J Mair  1 Jan 1961 MA, BEd
Works
Mr H S Church   AMIMunE
Technical Staff
Wg Cdr Thomas M G Bury 16 Mar 1959 later A/Cdre

Source - January 1960 Air Force List

1961

Location Command Controlled
Gibraltar Coastal Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre James M N Pike 29 Jul 1960 Air Officer Commanding, DSO, AFC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt R M Sparkes 10 Feb 1959 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Wg Cdr T W Horton 28 Jan 1959 DSO, DFC*
Sqn Ldr J F D Jarmy 20 Oct 1960 DFC
Signals
Sqn Ldr C AF Denton 20 Jun 1960  
Staffs of the Services (Air Staff)
Meteorological
Mr E G Ward    
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr G Robson 12 Nov 1958 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Equipment
Sqn Ldr D E Spencer 16 Nov 1959  
Staffs of the Services (Air Staff)
Accountant
Sqn Ldr O H Speake 20 Jul 1959  
Medical
Sqn Ldr G Gilray 26 Jul 1960 MB, ChB
Dental
Wg Cdr P L Lamb 31 Mar1960 LDS
Catering
Sqn Ldr Vacant    
Chaplain
Rev P S Grimwood 26 Oct 1960 C of E
Educational
Wg Cdr T J Mair  1 Jan 1961 MA, BEd
Works
Mr H S Church   AMIMunE
Technical Staff
Wg Cdr Thomas M G Bury 16 Mar 1959 later A/Cdre

Source - January 1961 Air Force List

1962

Location Command Controlled
Gibraltar Coastal Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre James M N Pike 29 Jul 1960 Air Officer Commanding, DSO, AFC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt P J Sunnucks 21 Aug 1961 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Wg Cdr A M J Kent 22 Aug 1961  
Sqn Ldr J F D Jarmy 20 Oct 1960 DFC
Signals
Sqn Ldr C AF Denton 20 Jun 1960  
Staffs of the Services (Air Staff)
Meteorological
Mr E G Ward    
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr K H Lohan  1 Oct 1961 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Equipment
Sqn Ldr D McNichol 22 May 1961  
Staffs of the Services (Air Staff)
Accountant
Sqn Ldr O H Speake 20 Jul 1959  
Medical
Sqn Ldr G Gilray 26 Jul 1960 MB, ChB
Dental
Wg Cdr P L Lamb 31 Mar1960 LDS
Catering
Sqn Ldr Vacant    
Chaplain
Rev P S Grimwood 26 Oct 1960 C of E
Educational
Sqn Ldr T L Thompson 24 Jul 1961 BSc
Works
Mr H S Church   AMIMunE
Technical Staff
Wg Cdr E J Booker  7 Sep 1961 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE, MM

Source - 1962 Air Force List

1963

Location Command Controlled
Gibraltar Coastal Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre William I C Inness 14 Nov 1962 Air Officer Commanding, CB, OBE
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt W A Hoare 12 Nov 1962 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Wg Cdr A M J Kent 22 Aug 1961  
Sqn Ldr P H Hudgell 23 Apr 1963 MBE
Signals
Sqn Ldr K W Drabble 10 Jan 1963  
Staffs of the Services (Air Staff)
Meteorological
Mr E G Ward    
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr T W Cooper xx Jan 1963 Senior Officer i/c Administration, AFM
Equipment
Sqn Ldr D McNichol 22 May 1961  
Staffs of the Services (Air Staff)
Accountant
Sqn Ldr S A Durrant 22 Jan 1962  
Medical
Wg Cdr E O Barnes 16 Apr 1962 MRCS, LRCP, DPH
Dental
Wg Cdr G T Crook 24 Sep 1962 LDSRDC
Catering
Sqn Ldr A Rowell 27 May 1962  
Chaplain
Rev E G Parke xx Jan 1963 C of E, MA
Educational
Sqn Ldr T L Thompson 24 Jul 1961 BSc
Technical Staff
Wg Cdr E J Booker  7 Sep 1961 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE, MM

Source - Spring 1963 Air Force List

1964

Location Command Controlled
Gibraltar Coastal Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre William I C Inness 14 Nov 1962 Air Officer Commanding, CB, OBE
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt W A Hoare 12 Nov 1962 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Wg Cdr P A S Rumbold  3 Feb 1964  
Sqn Ldr P H Hudgell 23 Apr 1963 MBE
Signals
Sqn Ldr K W Drabble 10 Jan 1963  
Staffs of the Services (Air Staff)
Meteorological
Mr J T Gilbert   BSc - serving at RAF North Front
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr I D Crozier 26 Nov 1963 AFC, AFRAeS
Sqn Ldr T W Cooper xx Jan 1963 Senior Officer i/c Administration, AFM
Equipment
Sqn Ldr F K Knight  7 Oct 1963 serving at RAF North Front
Staffs of the Services (Air Staff)
Accountant
Sqn Ldr S A Durrant 22 Jan 1962 serving at RAF North Front
Medical
Wg Cdr E O Barnes 16 Apr 1962 MRCS, LRCP, DPH - serving at RAF North Front
Dental
Wg Cdr G T Crook 24 Sep 1962 LDSRDC - serving at RAF North Front
Catering
Sqn Ldr A Rowell 27 May 1962 serving at RAF North Front
Chaplain
Rev Vacant    
Educational
Sqn Ldr B Rowland 15 Jan 1964 MA
Works
Mr P A V Smith   BSc (Eng), AMICE, ACGI
Technical Staff
Wg Cdr H G A Scilley 25 Feb 1964 Senior Technical Staff Officer, AFRAeS - serving at RAF North Front

Source - Autumn 1964 Air Force List

1965

Location Command Controlled
Gibraltar Coastal Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre William I C Inness 14 Nov 1962 Air Officer Commanding, CB, OBE
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt W A Hoare 12 Nov 1962 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Wg Cdr P A S Rumbold  3 Feb 1964  
Sqn Ldr P H Hudgell 23 Apr 1963 MBE
Air Traffic Control
Sqn Ldr L K Grzybowski 24 Jul 1964 AFC
Signals
Sqn Ldr K W Drabble 10 Jan 1963  
Staffs of the Services (Air Staff)
Meteorological
Mr J T Gilbert   BSc - serving at RAF North Front
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr A E Shepherd 17 Jun 1965 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Equipment
Sqn Ldr F K Knight  7 Oct 1963 serving at RAF North Front
Staffs of the Services (Air Staff)
Accountant
Sqn Ldr T H B Furness 23 Jun 1964  
Medical
Wg Cdr T A Evershed 11 Aug 1964 BA, MB, BCh, MRCS, LRCP, DPH, DIH
Dental
Wg Cdr R N Tompkins 18 Mar 1963 LDS - serving at RAF North Front
Catering
Sqn Ldr H P Grinham 20 Nov 1964 serving at RAF North Front
Chaplain
Rev F W Price 25 Aug 1964 C of E, BA
Educational
Sqn Ldr B Rowland 15 Jan 1964 MA
Technical Staff
Wg Cdr H G A Scilley 25 Feb 1964 Senior Technical Staff Officer, AFRAeS - serving at RAF North Front

Source - Autumn 1965 Air Force List

1966

Location Command Controlled
Gibraltar Coastal Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Robert D Elliott

 8 Oct 1965 Air Officer Commanding, CB, OBE, DFC; later AVM R Deacon-Elliott
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt W A Hoare 12 Nov 1962 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Wg Cdr P A S Rumbold  3 Feb 1964  
Sqn Ldr P H Hudgell 23 Apr 1963 MBE
Air Traffic Control
Sqn Ldr L K Grzybowski 24 Jul 1964 AFC
Signals
Sqn Ldr K W Drabble 10 Jan 1963  
Staffs of the Services (Air Staff)
Meteorological
Mr J T Gilbert   BSc - serving at RAF North Front
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr A E Shepherd 17 Jun 1965 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Equipment
Sqn Ldr F K Knight  7 Oct 1963 serving at RAF North Front
Staffs of the Services (Air Staff)
Accountant
Sqn Ldr T H B Furness 23 Jun 1964  
Medical
Wg Cdr T A Evershed 11 Aug 1964 BA, MB, BCh, MRCS, LRCP, DPH, DIH
Dental
Wg Cdr R N Tompkins 18 Mar 1963 LDS - serving at RAF North Front
Catering
Sqn Ldr H P Grinham 20 Nov 1964 serving at RAF North Front
Chaplain
Rev F W Price 25 Aug 1964 C of E, BA
Educational
Sqn Ldr B Rowland 15 Jan 1964 MA
Technical Staff
Wg Cdr H G A Scilley 25 Feb 1964 Senior Technical Staff Officer, AFRAeS - serving at RAF North Front

Source - Spring 1966 Air Force List

It disbanded on 30 November 1966

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