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Maritime HQ, Chatham (RAF Element) - Principal Personnel


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A formation date for this unit has not yet been found but was possibly 12 May 1952.

1953

Location Command Controlled
Chatham Coastal Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Walter H Hutton   Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Air Plans
Wg Cdr R E G Van der Kiste   DSO
Administrative
Sqn Ldr A R Walker    

Source - October 1953 Air Force List

1954

Also HQ, Air Commander, Nore Sub-Area, Channel Command (COMAIRNORCHAN)

Location Command Controlled
Chatham Coastal Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Harold F G Southey  1 Aug 1954 Air Officer Commanding, CB
Air Plans
Wg Cdr R E G Van der Kiste 12 May 1952 DSO
Administrative
Sqn Ldr A R Walker 12 May 1952  

Source - April 1954 Air Force List

Location Command Controlled
Chatham Coastal Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Harold F G Southey  1 Aug 1954 Air Officer Commanding, CB
Air Plans
Wg Cdr R E G Van der Kiste 12 May 1952 DSO
Administrative
Sqn Ldr B C Horsnell 26 Jul 1954  

Source - October 1954 Air Force List

1955

Also HQ, Air Commander, Nore Sub-Area, Channel Command (COMAIRNORCHAN)

Location Command Controlled
Chatham Coastal Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Harold F G Southey  1 Aug 1954 Air Officer Commanding, CB
Air Plans
Wg Cdr A P Dart 12 May 1952 DSO, DFC
Administrative
Sqn Ldr B C Horsnell 26 Jul 1954  
Signals
Flt Lt W E Mercer 13 Jun 1952  

Source - October 1955 Air Force List

1956

Also HQ, Air Commander, Nore Sub-Area, Channel Command (COMAIRNORCHAN)

Location Command Controlled
Chatham Coastal Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Harold F G Southey  1 Aug 1954 Air Officer Commanding, CB
Air Plans
Wg Cdr A P Dart 12 May 1952 DSO, DFC
Administrative
Sqn Ldr B C Horsnell 26 Jul 1954  
Signals
Flt Lt W E Mercer 13 Jun 1952  

Source - January & April 1956 Air Force List

1957

Also HQ, Air Commander, Nore Sub-Area, Channel Command (COMAIRNORCHAN)

Location Command Controlled
Chatham Coastal Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Fergus A Pearce  4 Jul 1957 Air Officer Commanding, CBE; later Act AVM
Air Staff
Wg Cdr E J Brooks  1 Apr 1957 DFC
Administrative
Sqn Ldr B C Horsnell 26 Jul 1954  
Signals
Flt Lt R Hood 25 Jun 1956  

Source - July & October 1957 Air Force List

1958

Also HQ, Air Commander, Nore Sub-Area, Channel Command (COMAIRNORCHAN)

Location Command Controlled
Chatham Coastal Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Kenneth V Garside 15 Oct 1957 Air Officer Commanding, DFC; later AVM
Air Staff
Wg Cdr E J Brooks  1 Apr 1957 DFC
Administrative
Sqn Ldr R P Flood 12 Aug 1957  

Source - January and April 1958 Air Force List

1959

Also HQ, Air Commander, Nore Sub-Area, Channel Command (COMAIRNORCHAN)

Location Command Controlled
Chatham Coastal Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt P B Osborne  3 Feb 1958 Signals (and OC Unit), DFC

Source - January & October 1959 Air Force List

1960

Also HQ, Air Commander, Nore Sub-Area, Channel Command (COMAIRNORCHAN)

Location Command Controlled
Chatham Coastal Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt P B Osborne  3 Feb 1958 Signals (and OC Unit), DFC

Source - October 1960 Air Force List

1961

Also HQ, Air Commander, Nore Sub-Area, Channel Command (COMAIRNORCHAN)

Location Command Controlled
Chatham Coastal Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt P B Osborne  3 Feb 1958 Signals (and OC Unit), DFC

Source - January 1961 Air Force List

1962

Source - October 1962 Air Force List

1963

Source - October 1963 Air Force List

1964

Source - October 1964 Air Force List

1965

Source - October 1965 Air Force List

1966

Source - October 1966 Air Force List

1967

Source - October 1967 Air Force List

1968

Source - October 1968 Air Force List

1969

Source - October 1969 Air Force List

1970

Source - October 1970 Air Force List

1971

Source - October 1971 Air Force List

1972

Source - October 1972 Air Force List

1973

Source - October 1973 Air Force List

1974

Source - October 1974 Air Force List

1975

Source - October 1975 Air Force List

 

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