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United Kingdom Air Traffic Service HQ/HQ Military Air Traffic Operations - Personnel


[1960 | 1961 | 1962 | 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969 | 1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975]

This was probably formed in mid 1959.

1960

Location Command Controlled
RAF Bentley Priory Fighter Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Harry J Hickey 28 Sep 1959 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Air Staff
Gp Capt F J Robinson 28 Sep 1959 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, DFC
Plans
Wg Cdr Vacant    
Sqn Ldr F Jesson  1 Jun 1959  
Maj H H Sherrard  2 Nov 1959 USAF
Lt Cdr R H Hughes 17 Aug 1959 RN

Operations

Wg Cdr Vacant    
Sqn Ldr A F Davidson  1 Jun 1959  
Sqn Ldr J H Lowes  1 Jun 1959 OBE, AFC
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr Vacant   Senior Officer i/c Administration,

Technical Staff

Signals

Sqn Ldr C B Dixon 22 Jun 1959  

Source - January 1960 Air Force List

Location Command Controlled
RAF Bentley Priory Fighter Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Harry J Hickey 28 Sep 1959 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Air Staff
Gp Capt F J Robinson 28 Sep 1959 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, DFC
Plans
Wg Cdr R C Brown 16 Jan 1960  
Sqn Ldr A F Davidson  1 Jun 1959  
Sqn Ldr F Jesson  1 Jun 1959  
Maj H H Sherrard  2 Nov 1959 USAF
Lt Cdr R H Hughes 17 Aug 1959 RN

Operations

Wg Cdr G C Brunner  6 Jan 1960 AFC*
Sqn Ldr J H Lowes  1 Jun 1959 OBE, AFC
Sqn Ldr J H Ratcliff 25 Jan 1960 DFC
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr G G Thompson 18 Jan 1960 Senior Officer i/c Administration, MBE, DFM

Technical Staff

Signals

Sqn Ldr C B Dixon 22 Jun 1959  

Source - October 1960 Air Force List

1961

Location Command Controlled
RAF Bentley Priory Fighter Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Harry J Hickey 28 Sep 1959 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Air Staff
Gp Capt F J Robinson 28 Sep 1959 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, DFC
Plans
Wg Cdr R C Brown 16 Jan 1960  
Wg Cdr F Jesson  1 Jun 1959  
Sqn Ldr A F Davidson  1 Jun 1959  
Maj H H Sherrard  2 Nov 1959 USAF
Lt Cdr R H Hughes 17 Aug 1959 RN

Operations

Wg Cdr G C Brunner  6 Jan 1960 AFC*
Sqn Ldr J H Lowes  1 Jun 1959 OBE, AFC
Sqn Ldr J H Ratcliff 25 Jan 1960 DFC
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr G G Thompson 18 Jan 1960 Senior Officer i/c Administration, MBE, DFM

Technical Staff

Signals

Sqn Ldr C B Dixon 22 Jun 1959  
Miscellaneous Appointment
Mr F Kelly   Statistics

Source - January 1961 Air Force List

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Harry J Hickey 28 Sep 1959 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Air Staff
Gp Capt F J Robinson 28 Sep 1959 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, DFC
Plans
Wg Cdr R C Brown 16 Jan 1960  
Wg Cdr F Jesson  1 Jun 1959  
Sqn Ldr A F Davidson  1 Jun 1959  
Maj H H Sherrard  2 Nov 1959 USAF
Lt Cdr R H Hughes 17 Aug 1959 RN

Operations

Wg Cdr G C Brunner  6 Jan 1960 AFC*
Sqn Ldr J H Lowes  1 Jun 1959 OBE, AFC
Sqn Ldr J H Ratcliff 25 Jan 1960 DFC
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr G G Thompson 18 Jan 1960 Senior Officer i/c Administration, MBE, DFM

Technical Staff

Signals

Sqn Ldr C B Dixon 22 Jun 1959  
Miscellaneous Appointment
Mr F Kelly   Statistics

Source - October 1961 Air Force List

1962

Location Command Controlled
RAF Bentley Priory Fighter Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre John M Thompson 1 Feb 1962 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DSO, DFC*, AFC
Air Staff
Gp Capt F J Robinson 28 Sep 1959 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, DFC

Operations

Wg Cdr G C Brunner  6 Jan 1960 AFC*
Wg Cdr B Bainbridge 23 May 1960 MBE, DFC
Lt Cdr M Graham 14 May 1961 RN
Plans
Wg Cdr R C Brown 16 Jan 1960  
Sqn Ldr J R Alexander  3 Aug 1960 DFC, DFM
Sqn Ldr A F Davidson  1 Jun 1959  
Sqn Ldr G T Donaldson  6 Jul 1960  
Special Projects
Wg Cdr F Jesson  1 Jun 1959  
Sqn Ldr A Coutts-Smith  2 May 1960  
Sqn Ldr P Eaude 17 Jun 1959  
Lt Col H H Sherrard  2 Nov 1959 USAF
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr D S Lister 11 Sep 1961 Senior Officer i/c Administration, MBE, DFM

Technical Staff

Signals

Sqn Ldr A H Brinsley 19 Jun 1961  
Miscellaneous Appointment
Mr H Percival   Civil Aviation Liaison Officer
Mr G Beardshall   Statistics

Source - October 1962 Air Force List

1963

Location Command Controlled
RAF Bentley Priory Fighter Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre John M Thompson 1 Feb 1962 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DSO, DFC*, AFC
Air Staff
Gp Capt F J Robinson 28 Sep 1959 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, DFC

Operations

Wg Cdr G C Brunner  6 Jan 1960 AFC*
Sqn Ldr L J D Omissi 11 Dec 1961  
Sqn Ldr V A Stapley  5 Mar 1962 MBE, DFC
Plans
Wg Cdr W H Pope 21 Jan 1962  
Sqn Ldr J R Alexander  3 Aug 1960 DFC, DFM
Lt Cdr M Graham 14 May 1961 RN
Special Projects
Wg Cdr J A Kennedy 23 Jul 1962  
Sqn Ldr Raymond J Offord 24 Sep 1962 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr R Reeve 20 Nov 1962  
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr D S Lister 11 Sep 1961 Senior Officer i/c Administration, MBE, DFM

Technical Staff

Signals

Sqn Ldr A H Brinsley 19 Jun 1961  
Miscellaneous Appointment
Mr H Percival   Civil Aviation Liaison Officer
Mr K Pratt   Civil Aviation Liaison Officer
Mr Vacant   Statistics

Source - Spring 1963 Air Force List

1964

Location Command Controlled
Hillingdon House, RAF Uxbridge Fighter Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre John M Thompson 1 Feb 1962 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DSO, DFC*, AFC
Personal Appointment
Plt Off W S Hill 7 Jan 1963 ADC to AOC, WRAF
Air Staff
Gp Capt G C Brunner 13 Jan 1963 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC*

Operations

Wg Cdr J A Jarvis  3 Feb 1963 DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr J A V Short 22 Jun 1964  
Lt Col D S Rogillio Jr  1 Nov 1963 USAF
Sqn Ldr J M Fryer  1 Jun 1964 DFM
Sqn Ldr

Raymond J Offord

24 Sep 1962 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr R Reeve 17 Nov 1962  
Lt Cdr T G H Thomas 14 Jan 1963 RN
Plans
Wg Cdr D A White 15 Jun 1964  
Sqn Ldr B J Noble  7 Jan 1963  
Sqn Ldr D Tasker 28 Oct 1963 AFC
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr W L Baxter 11 Feb 1963 Senior Officer i/c Administration

Technical Staff

Electronics

Sqn Ldr J F Claxton  1 Jun 1964 BA

Statistics

Sqn Ldr (Ret) E Robinson  1 Jan 1963  

Source - Autumn 1964 Air Force List

It moved to Hillingdon House, RAF Uxbridge in January 1965 and at some point, as yet undetermined, it changed its name to HQ Military Air Traffic Operations

1965

Location Command Controlled
Hillingdon House, RAF Uxbridge Fighter Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre John M Thompson 1 Feb 1962 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DSO, DFC*, AFC
Personal Appointment
Plt Off J J C Wood 12 Oct 1964 ADC to AOC, WRAF
Air Staff
Gp Capt G C Brunner 13 Jan 1963 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC*

Operations

Wg Cdr J A Jarvis  3 Feb 1963 DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr J A V Short 22 Jun 1964  
Sqn Ldr A G Ellis 30 Nov 1964  
Sqn Ldr J M Fryer  1 Jun 1964 DFM
Sqn Ldr R Chadwick 19 Oct 1964 MBE
Lt Col D S Rogillio Jr  1 Nov 1963 USAF
Lt Cdr T G H Thomas 14 Jan 1963 RN
Plans
Wg Cdr D Newell  1 Jul 1965  
Wg Cdr D A White 15 Jun 1964  
Sqn Ldr A Campey  5 Apr 1965 AFC
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr W D Dickinson 24 May 1965 Senior Officer i/c Administration

Technical Staff

Electronics

Sqn Ldr J F Claxton  1 Jun 1964 BA

Statistics

Sqn Ldr (Ret) E Robinson  1 Jan 1963  

 

Source - Autumn 1965 Air Force List

1966

Location Command Controlled
Hillingdon House, RAF Uxbridge Fighter Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Peter M Brothers 19 Oct 1966 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DSO, DFC*
Personal Appointment
Plt Off J J C Wood 12 Oct 1964 ADC to AOC, WRAF
Air Staff
Gp Capt G C Brunner 13 Jan 1863 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC*

Operations

Wg Cdr A F Davidson 25 Oct 1965 DFC
Wg Cdr J A V Short 22 Jun 1964  
Sqn Ldr A G Ellis 30 Nov 1964  
Sqn Ldr J M Fryer  1 Jun 1964 DFM
Sqn Ldr R Chadwick 19 Oct 1964 MBE
Lt Cdr K A Remmington 28 Jun 1965 RN
Plans
Wg Cdr D A White 15 Jun 1964  
Sqn Ldr A Campey  5 Apr 1965 AFC
Sqn Ldr R A McKay 30 Aug 1965  
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr W D Dickinson 24 May 1965 Senior Officer i/c Administration

Technical Staff

Electronics

Sqn Ldr D Perry  5 Nov 1965  

Statistics

Sqn Ldr (Ret) E Robinson  1 Jan 1963  

Source - Spring 1966 Air Force List

1967

Location Command Controlled
Hillingdon House, RAF Uxbridge Fighter Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Peter M Brothers 19 Oct 1966 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DSO, DFC*
Personal Appointment
Plt Off J J C Wood 12 Oct 1964 ADC to AOC, WRAF
Air Staff
Gp Capt W H Pope 27 May 1966 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE

Operations

Wg Cdr A F Davidson 25 Oct 1965 DFC
Wg Cdr J A V Short 22 Jun 1964  
Sqn Ldr A G Ellis 30 Nov 1964  
Sqn Ldr K M Pearch 19 Dec 1966  
Sqn Ldr R C Corker 12 Dec 1966 DFC
Lt Cdr K A Remmington 28 Jun 1965 RN
Plans
Wg Cdr R A McKay 27 Jun 1966  
Sqn Ldr A Campey  5 Apr 1965 AFC
Sqn Ldr D W B Chippington 27 Jun 1966  
Joint Airmiss Section
Sqn Ldr D A Ward 25 Apr 1966  
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr H Jepson 12 Dec 1966 Senior Officer i/c Administration

Technical Staff

Electronics

Sqn Ldr D Perry  5 Nov 1965  

Statistics

Sqn Ldr (Ret) E Robinson  1 Jan 1963  

Source - Spring 1967 Air Force List

It was transferred to the control of Strike Command with Group status on 30 April 1968.

1968

Location Command Controlled
Hillingdon House, RAF Uxbridge Strike Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Peter M Brothers 19 Oct 1966 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DSO, DFC*
Personal Appointment
Fg Off S R Scales 12 Dec 1966 ADC to AOC, WRAF
Air Staff
Gp Capt N S Dower 17 Nov 1967 Senior Air Staff Officer,

Operations

Wg Cdr A F Davidson 25 Oct 1965 DFC
Wg Cdr P Eaude  5 Jun 1967  
Sqn Ldr R C Corker 12 Dec 1966 DFC
Sqn Ldr B R Kent  2 Jan 1967  
Sqn Ldr K M Pearch 19 Dec 1966  
Lt Cdr H J Legate  4 Sep 1967 RN
Plans
Wg Cdr R A McKay 27 Jun 1966  
Sqn Ldr D W B Chippington 27 Jun 1966  
Sqn Ldr I C B Brettell  6 Nov 1967  
Joint Airmiss Section
Sqn Ldr B W Wellcombe 12 Jun 1967  
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr H Jepson 12 Dec1966 Senior Officer i/c Administration

Technical Staff

Group Electrical Engineer

Sqn Ldr R W Kemsley 30 Oct 1967  

Statistics

Sqn Ldr (Ret) E Robinson  1 Jan 1963  

Source - 1968 Air Force List

1969

The listings for this year are currently unavailable

Source - October 1969 Air Force List

1970

Location Command Controlled
Hillingdon House, RAF Uxbridge Strike Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Ernest W Tacon  7 Feb 1968 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DSO, MVO, DFC*, AFC*
Personal Appointment
Fg Off K M Bradley 16 Jun 1969 ADC to AOC, WRAF
Air Staff
Gp Capt N S Dower 17 Nov 1967 Senior Air Staff Officer,

Operations

Wg Cdr T D Walker 12 Feb 1968 MBE
Wg Cdr J H J Merriman 15 Sep 1969 MBE
Sqn Ldr R C Corker 12 Dec 1966 DFC
Sqn Ldr K M Pearch 19 Dec 1966  
Sqn Ldr A J Ross 18 Aug 1969  
Lt Cdr N E Segar 20 Oct 1969 RN
Plans
Wg Cdr K B Crosby 16 May 1968  
Sqn Ldr S G Perry 16 Dec 1968  
Joint Airmiss Section
Sqn Ldr J N Bird  3 Mar1968  
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr W D Brunger 16 May 1968 Senior Officer i/c Administration

Technical Staff

Group Electrical Engineer

Sqn Ldr R W Kemsley 30 Oct 1967  

Statistics

Sqn Ldr (Ret) E Robinson  1 Jan 1963  

Source - Spring 1970 Air Force List

1971

Source - Spring 1971 Air Force List

1972

Source - Spring 1972 Air Force List

1973

Source - Spring 1973 Air Force List

1974

Source - Spring 1974 Air Force List

1975

Source - Spring 1975 Air Force List

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