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No 1 (Bomber) Group Personnel, units and locations 1946 - 1967


[Oct 1949 | 1950 | 1951 | 1952 | 1953 | 1954 | 1955 | 1956 | 1957 | 1958 | 1959 | 1960 | 1961 | 1962 | 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967]

[1920 - 1926 | 1936 - 1945 | 1968 onwards]

Listings for 1946 - 1948 are currently not available and from 1949 only principal personnel can be shown.

October 1949

Location Command Controlled
Bawtry Hall, Bawtry, West Yorkshire Bomber Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM George H Mills 24 Jan 1949 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DFC; later AM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt A W Ringer  1 Jan 1948 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt R A T Stowell  7 Jul 1949 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, DFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt P J R King  1 Oct 1947 Senior Officer i/c Administration,

Technical Staff

Gp Capt G A R Muschmp 31 Jul 1949 Senior Technical Staff Officer, MA

Source - October 1949 Air Force List

1950

Location Command Controlled
Bawtry Hall, Bawtry, West Yorkshire Bomber Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM George H Mills 24 Jan 1949 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DFC; later AM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off M A McNeile  6 Jan 1950 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt R A T Stowell  7 Jul 1949 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, DFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt Robert F Gandy  3 Oct 1949 Senior Officer i/c Administration; later A/Cdre

Technical Staff

Gp Capt G A R Muschmp 31 Jul 1949 Senior Technical Staff Officer, MA

Source - October 1950 Air Force List

1951

Location Command Controlled
Bawtry Hall, Bawtry, West Yorkshire Bomber Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Dermot A Boyle 5 Apr 1951 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, AFC; later MRAF
Personal Appointment
Fg Off M A McNeile  6 Jan 1950 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt R A T Stowell  7 Jul 1949 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, DFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt Robert F Gandy  3 Oct 1949 Senior Officer i/c Administration; later A/Cdre

Technical Staff

Gp Capt G A R Muschmp 31 Jul 1949 Senior Technical Staff Officer, MA

Source - April 1951 Air Force List

1952

Location Command Controlled
RAF Bawtry, Doncaster, West Yorkshire Bomber Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Dermot A Boyle 5 Apr 1951 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, AFC; later MRAF
Personal Appointment
Fg Off Bertrand Brownlow  2 May 1952 Personal Assistant to AOC; later AVM
Air Staff
Gp Capt

Michael H Dwyer

 3 Jun 1952 Senior Air Staff Officer; later AVM
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt R A McMurtrie  3 Mar 1952 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DSO, DFCe

Technical Staff

Gp Capt Alan Pyke  5 Nov 1951 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE, AFRAeS; later A/Cdre

Source - October 1952 Air Force List

1953

Location Command Controlled
RAF Bawtry, Doncaster, West Yorkshire Bomber Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM John R Whitley 27 Apr 1953 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, DSO, AFC; later AM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off T W Cooper 30 Mar 1952 Personal Assistant to AOC, AFM
Air Staff
Gp Capt

Michael H Dwyer

 3 Jun 1952 Senior Air Staff Officer; later AVM
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt R A McMurtrie  3 Mar 1952 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DSO, DFC

Technical Staff

Gp Capt Alan Pyke  5 Nov 1951 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE, AFRAeS; later A/Cdre

Source - October 953 Air Force List

1954

Location Command Controlled
RAF Bawtry, Doncaster, West Yorkshire Bomber Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM John R Whitley 27 Apr 1953 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, DSO, AFC; later AM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off T W Cooper 30 Mar 1952 ADC to AOC, AFM
Air Staff
Gp Capt

Michael H Dwyer

 3 Jun 1952 Senior Air Staff Officer; later AVM
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt M F D Williams  1 Mar 1954 Senior Officer i/c Administration, CBE, DSO

Technical Staff

Gp Capt R J Rackham  4 Jan 1954 Senior Technical Staff Officer, MA, AMICE, AMIME, FRAeS, DCAe

Source - April 1954 Air Force List

Location Command Controlled
RAF Bawtry, Doncaster, West Yorkshire Bomber Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM John R Whitley 27 Apr 1953 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, DSO, AFC; later AM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off T W Cooper 30 Mar 1952 ADC to AOC, AFM
Air Staff
Gp Capt

Vacant

  Senior Air Staff Officer
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt M F D Williams  1 Mar 1954 Senior Officer i/c Administration, CBE, DSO

Technical Staff

Gp Capt R J Rackham  4 Jan 1954 Senior Technical Staff Officer, MA, AMICE, AMIME, FRAeS, DCAe

Source - October 1954 Air Force List

1955

Location Command Controlled
RAF Bawtry, Doncaster, West Yorkshire Bomber Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM John R Whitley 27 Apr 1953 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, DSO, AFC; later AM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off F M Smithson 30 Mar 1955 ADC to AOC,
Air Staff
Gp Capt John N H Whitworth 13 Sep 1954 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC*; later A/Cdre
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt M F D Williams  1 Mar 1954 Senior Officer i/c Administration, CBE, DSO

Technical Staff

Gp Capt R J Rackham  4 Jan 1954 Senior Technical Staff Officer, MA, AMICE, AMIME, FRAeS, DCAe

Source - October 1955 Air Force List

1956

Location Command Controlled
RAF Bawtry, Doncaster, West Yorkshire Bomber Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM John R Whitley 27 Apr 1953 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, DSO, AFC; later AM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off F M Smithson 30 Mar 1955 ADC to AOC,
Air Staff
Gp Capt John N H Whitworth 13 Sep 1954 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC*; later A/Cdre
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt G B M Bell 17 Oct 1955 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE

Technical Staff

Gp Capt J W White  9 May 195? Senior Technical Staff Officer, MBE

Source - April 1956 Air Force List

1957

Location Command Controlled
RAF Bawtry, Doncaster, West Yorkshire Bomber Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM George A Walker  3 Oct 1956 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DSO, DFC, ADC; later ACM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off Anthony W Fraser 11 Jun 1956 ADC to AOC; later A/Cdre
Air Staff
A/Cdre John N H Whitworth 13 Sep 1954 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC*
Wg Cdr J Finch 17 Dec 1956 OBE, DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr R H Golightly  5 Nov 1956 DFC, AFC
Operations
Wg Cdr Angus A N Nicholson 16 Mar 1956 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr J A Ruck 10 Jan 1956 DFC
Sqn Ldr L G A Bastard 11 Jan 1957 AFC
Air Traffic Control
Sqn Ldr L J Hilton  2 Apr 1956  
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr W W Bibby  8 Sep 1954  
Navigation
Sqn Ldr N Marriott  9 Jan 1956 DFC
Weapons
Sqn Ldr N J Cape  3 Jan 1956  
Signals
Sqn Ldr R A Hargreaves 24 Sep 1954 RAAF
Flight Safety
Sqn Ldr A J Ogilvie  7 Dec 1955 DSO, DFC, AFC
Staffs of the Staff (Air Staff)
Meteorological
Mr C J M Aanensen   MSc
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt G B M Bell 17 Oct 1955 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE
Sqn Ldr B A Colvin 22 May 1956  
Staffs of the Staff (Administrative Staff)
Medical
Wg Cdr R L Scott 16 Mar 1954 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB
Statistics
Mr T E Guttery   MBE, AFRAeS
Technical Staff
Gp Capt J W White  9 May 1958 Senior Technical Staff Officer, MBE
Armament
Sqn Ldr B K Morris  4 Jan 1956  
Engineers
Sqn Ldr C G Keheley 24 Oct 1955  
Sqn Ldr R J Sills 24 Jan 1955 OBE
Radio
Sqn Ldr G W M Merritt 10 Aug 1953 BEM

Source - April & July 1957 Air Force List

1958

Location Command Controlled
RAF Bawtry, Doncaster, West Yorkshire Bomber Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM George A Walker  3 Oct 1956 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DSO, DFC, ADC; later ACM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt D R M Watson 31 Mar 1958 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre Thomas O Prickett  8 May 1958 Senior Air Staff Officer, CB, DSO, DFC; later ACM
Wg Cdr J Finch 17 Dec 1956 OBE, DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr R H Golightly  5 Nov 1956 DFC, AFC
Operations
Wg Cdr Angus A N Nicholson 16 Mar 1956 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr J A Ruck 10 Jan 1956 DFC
Sqn Ldr L G A Bastard 11 Jan 1957 AFC
Sqn Ldr W L Donley 17 Dec 1957 DFC, DFM
Air Traffic Control
Sqn Ldr L J Hilton  2 Apr 1956  
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr D O Miller 14 Mar 1958  
Navigation
Sqn Ldr N Marriott  9 Jan 1956 DFC
Weapons
Sqn Ldr N J Cape  3 Jan 1956  
Signals
Sqn Ldr A L Northey  8 May 1957 RAAF
Flight Safety
Sqn Ldr K R Lang 14 Oct 1957  
Staffs of the Staff (Air Staff)
Meteorological
Mr C J M Aanensen   MSc
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt G B M Bell 17 Oct 1955 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE
Sqn Ldr R T Howard 13 Jan 1958 AFC
Staffs of the Staff (Administrative Staff)
Medical
Gp Capt J B Ross  1 Nov 1957 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB, DTM&H
Statistics
Mr T E Guttery   MBE, AFRAeS
Technical Staff
Gp Capt J W White  9 May 1958 Senior Technical Staff Officer, MBE
Armament
Sqn Ldr W Turner  3 Feb 1958 GM
Engineers
Sqn Ldr C G Keheley 24 Oct 1955  
Sqn Ldr R J Sills 24 Jan 1955 OBE
Radio
Sqn Ldr Vacant    

Source - April 1958 Air Force List

1959

Changes between January 1958 and October 1959

Medical
Wg Cdr W G Alexander 19 Nov 1958 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB
Radio
Sqn Ldr D J Bolter 21 Apr 1948  

Source - January 1959 Air Force List

Location Command Controlled
RAF Bawtry, Doncaster, West Yorkshire Bomber Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM John G Davis 14 Jun 1959 Air Officer Commanding, CB, OBE, MA; later ACM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt D R M Watson 31 Mar 1958 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre Thomas O Prickett  8 May 1958 Senior Air Staff Officer, CB, DSO, DFC; later ACM
Wg Cdr J Finch 17 Dec 1956 OBE, DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr S R Nicholls  1 Jan 1959  
Sqn Ldr A Rowden 15 Sep 1958  
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr R C Stewart 10 Nov 1958  
Navigation
Sqn Ldr R A Seymour  1 Jul 1958 AFC
Operations
Wg Cdr K B Rogers 15 Oct 1958 DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr L G A Bastard 11 Jan 1957 AFC
Sqn Ldr W L Donley 17 Dec 1957 DFC, DFM
Sqn Ldr J F Rothwell 21 Apr 1958  
Air Traffic Control
Sqn Ldr J C Price  2 Feb 1959  
Weapons
Sqn Ldr S S Douglas 16 Jun 1958  
Signals
Sqn Ldr A L Northey  8 May 1957 RAAF
Flight Safety
Sqn Ldr K R Lang 14 Oct 1957  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt L E Botting  1 Dec 1958 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC
Sqn Ldr R T Howard 13 Jan 1958 AFC
Staffs of the Staff (Administrative Staff)
Meteorological
Mr C J M Aanensen   MSc
Medical
Wg Cdr Vacant   Senior Medical Officer
Technical Staff
Gp Capt Vacant   Senior Technical Staff Officer
Engineers
Sqn Ldr J H Cater 30 Jun 1958 AFC
Sqn Ldr R J Sills 24 Jan 1955 OBE
Radio
Sqn Ldr H M Bryant 18 Nov 1958  
Armament
Sqn Ldr W Turner  3 Feb 1958 GM
Miscellaneous Appointment
Mr T E Guttery   Statistical Officer, MBE, AFRAeS

Source - October 1959 Air Force List

Changes between October 1959 and October 1960

Operations
Wg Cdr L G A Bastard  1 Jan 1960 AFC

Source - January 1960 Air Force List

1960

Location Command Controlled
RAF Bawtry, Doncaster, West Yorkshire Bomber Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM John G Davis 14 Jun 1959 Air Officer Commanding, CB, OBE, MA; later ACM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt P G W Lewis  1 Jun 1959 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre Thomas O Prickett  8 May 1958 Senior Air Staff Officer, CB, DSO, DFC; later ACM
Wg Cdr D H Chopping  6 Jul 1959 DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr A M Charlesworth  8 Jul 1959 DFC
Sqn Ldr R S Nichol  1 Jan 1959  
Sqn Ldr A Rowden 15 Sep 1958  
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr R C Stewart 10 Nov 1958  
Navigation
Sqn Ldr W E Bliss  1 May 1959  
Operations
Wg Cdr K B Rogers 15 Oct 1958 DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr B I S Perowne  6 Jul  1959  
Sqn Ldr J F Rothwell 21 Apr 1958  
Sqn Ldr F R C Staff 28 Mar 1960  
Air Traffic Control
Sqn Ldr J C Price  2 Feb 1959  
Weapons
Sqn Ldr S S Douglas 16 Jun 1958  
Signals
Sqn Ldr J A Robb  4 May 1959 RAAF
Flight Safety
Sqn Ldr L E H Scotchmer 17 Feb 1960  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt L E Botting  1 Dec 1958 Senior Officer i/c Administration, CBE, DFC
Sqn Ldr R T Howard 13 Jan 1958 AFC
Sqn Ldr J Slater  1 Jul 1959 Organisation, DFC, AFC
Staffs of the Staff (Administrative Staff)
Meteorological
Mr C J M Aanensen   MSc
Medical
Wg Cdr P A Lee  1 Jun 1959 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB, DPH, DIH
Technical Staff
Gp Capt R C Fordham 14 Feb 1959 Senior Technical Staff Officer, MBE
Engineers
Sqn Ldr J H Cater 30 Jun 1958 AFC
Sqn Ldr R J Sills 24 Jan 1955 OBE
Radio
Sqn Ldr H M Bryant 18 Nov 1958  
Armament
Sqn Ldr W Turner  3 Feb 1958 GM
Miscellaneous Appointment
Mr T Guttery   Statistical Officer, MBE, AFRAeS
Dental
Gp Capt J J Lawson 15 Jan 1960 Principal Dental Officer Northern Area, LDS

Source - October 1960 Air Force List

1961

Location Command Controlled
RAF Bawtry, Doncaster, West Yorkshire Bomber Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM John G Davis 14 Jun 1959 Air Officer Commanding, CB, OBE, MA; later ACM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt J S Cresswell 27 May 1960 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre Philip E Warcup 19 Dec 1960 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE
Wg Cdr D H Chopping  6 Jul 1959 DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr A M Charlesworth  8 Jul 1959 DFC
Sqn Ldr F G Mackay  7 Nov 1960 BSc (Eng)
Sqn Ldr A Rowden 15 Sep 1958  
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr R C Stewart 10 Nov 1958  
Navigation
Sqn Ldr W E Bliss  1 May 1959  
Operations
Wg Cdr Douglas Bower 23 May 1960 OBE, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr H F McNabb  4 Jul 1960 DFC
Sqn Ldr B I S Perowne  6 Jul  1959 AFC
Sqn Ldr F R C Staff 28 Mar 1960 MBE
Air Traffic Control
Sqn Ldr J C Price  2 Feb 1959 DFM
Weapons
Sqn Ldr S S Douglas 16 Jun 1958  
Signals
Sqn Ldr J A Robb  4 May 1959 RAAF
Flight Safety
Sqn Ldr L E H Scotchmer 17 Feb 1960  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt F M Osborn 21 Aug 1960 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE, DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr   22 Jul 1960  
Sqn Ldr J Slater  1 Jul 1959 Organisation, DFC, AFC
Staffs of the Staff (Administrative Staff)
Meteorological
Mr C J M Aanensen   MSc
Medical
Wg Cdr P A Lee  1 Jun 1959 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB, DPH, DIH
Technical Staff
Gp Capt R C Fordham 14 Feb 1959 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE, AFRAeS
Engineers
Sqn Ldr J H Cater 30 Jun 1958 AFC
Sqn Ldr R J A Jones 24 Sep 1960  
Sqn Ldr D A Thomas 10 Oct 1960  
Radio
Sqn Ldr H M Bryant 18 Nov 1958  
Armament
Sqn Ldr W Turner  3 Feb 1958 GM
Miscellaneous Appointment
Mr T Guttery   Statistical Officer, MBE, AFRAeS

Source - January 1961 Air Force List

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM John G Davis 14 Jun 1959 Air Officer Commanding, CB, OBE, MA; later ACM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt J S Cresswell 27 May 1960 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre Frederic O S Dobell  9 Jan 1961 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, MA
Wg Cdr D H Chopping  6 Jul 1959 DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr A M Charlesworth  8 Jul 1959 DFC
Sqn Ldr D M L Lob 17 Dec 1960 AFC
Sqn Ldr F G Mackay  7 Nov 1960 BSc (Eng)
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr R C Stewart 10 Nov 1958  
Navigation
Sqn Ldr D I Griffiths 10 Oct 1960 DFC
Operations
Wg Cdr F P Walker  1 May 1961 AFC*
Sqn Ldr H F McNabb  4 Jul 1960 DFC
Sqn Ldr B I S Perowne  6 Jul  1959 AFC
Sqn Ldr F R C Staff 28 Mar 1960 MBE
Air Traffic Control
Sqn Ldr J C Price  2 Feb 1959 DFM
Weapons
Sqn Ldr D S Collier  1 May 1961 AFC
Signals
Sqn Ldr R A Moore 14 Feb 1961 RAAF
Flight Safety
Sqn Ldr A G Weller 10 Apr 1961 AFC
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr D E King 1 Jul 1961 DFC
Sqn Ldr J Slater  1 Jul 1959 Organisation, DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr S Baillie 16 Nov 1959 Equipment
Staffs of the Staff (Administrative Staff)
Meteorological
Mr C J M Aanensen   MSc
Technical Staff
Gp Capt R C Fordham 14 Feb 1959 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE, AFRAeS
Engineers
Sqn Ldr J H Cater 30 Jun 1958 AFC
Sqn Ldr R J A Jones 24 Sep 1960  
Sqn Ldr D A Thomas 10 Oct 1960  
Radio
Sqn Ldr H M Bryant 18 Nov 1958  
Armament
Sqn Ldr P Clay 13 Mar 1961 BSc
Miscellaneous Appointment
Mr R Williams   Statistics

Source - October 1961 Air Force List

1962

Location Command Controlled
RAF Bawtry, Doncaster, West Yorkshire Bomber Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Patrick H Dunn  1 Dec 1961 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, DFC; later AM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt D E Balmford  1 Dec 1961 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre Frederic O S Dobell  9 Jan 1961 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, MA
Wg Cdr D H Chopping  6 Jul 1959 DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr D M L Lob 17 Dec 1960 AFC
Sqn Ldr F G Mackay  7 Nov 1960 BSc (Eng)
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr R J Cole 26 Jun 1961 AFC
Navigation
Sqn Ldr D I Griffiths 10 Oct 1960 DFC
Operations
Wg Cdr F P Walker  1 May 1961 AFC*
Sqn Ldr John A Bell   8 Aug 1961 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr H F McNabb  4 Jul 1960 DFC
Sqn Ldr F R C Staff 28 Mar 1960 MBE
Air Traffic Control
Sqn Ldr P F Varey 29 Jul 1961 MBE
Weapons
Sqn Ldr D S Collier  1 May 1961 AFC
Signals
Sqn Ldr R A Moore 14 Feb 1961 RAAF
Flight Safety
Sqn Ldr A G Weller 10 Apr 1961 AFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt H R Hall 24 Jul 1961 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE, DFC, BCom
Sqn Ldr L G Berry  1 Aug 1961 DFC
Sqn Ldr J J Canning 11 Jun 1961 Organisation, DFC
Sqn Ldr A V Henshaw 29 Nov 1961 Equipment, MBE
Staffs of the Staff (Administrative Staff)
Meteorological
Mr C J M Aanensen   MSc
Technical Staff
Gp Capt Thomas M G Bury 22 Nov 1961 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE; later A/Cdre
Engineers
Sqn Ldr R J A Jones 24 Sep 1960  
Sqn Ldr H Pepper  5 Feb 1962  
Sqn Ldr D A Thomas 10 Oct 1960  
Radio
Sqn Ldr H M Bryant 18 Nov 1958  
Armament
Sqn Ldr P Clay 13 Mar 1961 BSc
Miscellaneous Appointment
Gp Capt J J Lawson 15 Jan 1960 Principal Dental Officer - Northern Area, LDS
Mr R Williams   Statistics

Source - October 1962 Air Force List

1963

Location Command Controlled
RAF Bawtry, Doncaster, West Yorkshire Bomber Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Patrick H Dunn  1 Dec 1961 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, DFC; later AM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt D E Balmford  1 Dec 1961 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre Alan H C Boxer 18 Mar 1963 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr R H Arscott 24 Jul 1961  
Sqn Ldr F G Mackay  7 Nov 1960 BSc (Eng)
Sqn Ldr L C Spargo 19 Nov 1962  
Navigation
Sqn Ldr E W Bunkhall  7 Aug 1962  
Operations
Wg Cdr F P Walker  1 May 1961 AFC*
Sqn Ldr D R Dewar 30 Apr 1962  
Sqn Ldr H F McNabb  4 Jul 1960 DFC
Sqn Ldr G Myers 20 Aug 1962  
Air Traffic Control
Sqn Ldr P F Varey 29 Jul 1961 MBE
Weapons
Sqn Ldr D S Collier  1 May 1961 AFC
Signals
Wg Cdr J G Boagey 1 Feb 1963 MBE
Flight Safety
Sqn Ldr A G Weller 10 Apr 1961 AFC
Security
Sqn Ldr C W Hobgen 18 Jun 1962  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt H R Hall 24 Jul 1961 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE, DFC, BCom
Sqn Ldr L G Berry  1 Aug 1961 DFC
Sqn Ldr J J Canning 11 Jun 1961 Organisation, DFC
Sqn Ldr A V Henshaw 29 Nov 1961 Equipment, MBE
Staffs of the Staff (Administrative Staff)
Meteorological
Mr D W Rhead   BSc
Technical Staff
Gp Capt Thomas M G Bury 22 Nov 1961 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE; later A/Cdre
Engineers
Sqn Ldr R L Groves  5 Nov 1962  
Sqn Ldr H Pepper  5 Feb 1962  
Sqn Ldr A S Willis  8 Oct 1962  
Radio
Sqn Ldr A E Chandler 23 Jul 1962  
Armament
Sqn Ldr P Clay 13 Mar 1961 BSc
Miscellaneous Appointment
Mr R Williams   Statistics

Source - Spring 1963 Air Force List

1964

Location Command Controlled
RAF Bawtry, Doncaster, West Yorkshire Bomber Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Deryck C Stapleton  1 May 1964 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, DFC, AFC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt B A Riley 16 Apr 1963 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre Alan H C Boxer 18 Mar 1963 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC; later AVM
Operations
Wg Cdr F P Walker  1 May 1961 OBE, AFC*
Sqn Ldr J A W Clubb  1 Jan 1962  
Sqn Ldr D R Dewar 30 Apr 1962  
Sqn Ldr G Myers 20 Aug 1962  
Sqn Ldr M W R H Tyler 11 Feb 1963  
Training
Wg Cdr D B D Hamley 24 Feb 1964  
Sqn Ldr L C Spargo 19 Nov 1962  
Air Traffic Control
Sqn Ldr J H Lowes 13 Feb 1964 OBE, AFC
Navigation
Sqn Ldr E W Bunkhall  7 Aug 1962  
Weapons
Sqn Ldr A W Strickland 28 Oct 1963  
Signals
Wg Cdr J G Boagey 1 Feb 1963 MBE
Flight Safety
Sqn Ldr J Wilkinson 12 Mar 1963  
Security
Sqn Ldr C W Hobgen 18 Jun 1962  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt W M Dixon 16 Sep 1963 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DSO, DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr Thomas E Benson 19 May 1964 Senior Personnel Staff Officer; later A/Cdre
Organisation
Sqn Ldr R V Stephenson 16 Mar 1964  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr J D Lambert 17 Aug 1964  
Staffs of the Staff (Administrative Staff)
Meteorological
Mr G A Cornfield   BSc
Technical Staff
Gp Capt Thomas M G Bury 22 Nov 1961 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE; later A/Cdre
Engineers
Sqn Ldr R L Groves  5 Nov 1962  
Sqn Ldr H Pepper  5 Feb 1962  
Sqn Ldr A S Willis  8 Oct 1962  
Radio
Sqn Ldr Vacant    
Armament
Sqn Ldr V C W Marriott 18 Nov 1963  
Miscellaneous Appointment
Statistics
Mr R Williams    

Source - Autumn 1964 Air Force List

1965

Location Command Controlled
RAF Bawtry, Doncaster, West Yorkshire Bomber Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Deryck C Stapleton  1 May 1964 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, DFC, AFC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt S J Pratt  1 Jun 1964 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre Ian R Campbell 24 May 1965 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, AFC; later AVM
Operations
Wg Cdr Philip J Lageson 20 Jul 1964 DFC, AFC; later AM
Sqn Ldr E A J Crooks  8 Mar 1965 AFC
Sqn Ldr R H Mullineaux 27 Apr 1964  
Sqn Ldr L F Symes 11 Jan 1965  
Sqn Ldr M W R H Tyler 11 Feb 1963  
Training
Wg Cdr D B D Hamley 24 Feb 1964  
Sqn Ldr J M McCann 17 Dec 1964 AFC
Air Traffic Control
Sqn Ldr J H Lowes 13 Feb 1964 OBE, AFC
Navigation
Sqn Ldr I Fraser 28 Dec 1964  
Weapons
Sqn Ldr A W Strickland 28 Oct 1963  
Signals
Wg Cdr A G Harris 21 Jun 1965  
Flight Safety
Sqn Ldr B W Wellicome 12 Oct 1964  
Security
Sqn Ldr D S Hodge  3 Jul 1964  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt W M Dixon 16 Sep 1963 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DSO, DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr W J Hurley  4 Aug 1965 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Organisation
Sqn Ldr R V Stephenson 16 Mar 1964  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr J D Lambert 17 Aug 1964  
Staffs of the Staff (Administrative Staff)
Meteorological
Mr G A Cornfield   BSc
Technical Staff
Gp Capt D C Goodrich 15 Feb 1965 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE; later A/Cdre
Engineers
Sqn Ldr R L Groves  5 Nov 1962  
Sqn Ldr R C Salmon  2 Jun 1965  
Sqn Ldr A S Willis  8 Oct 1962  
Radio
Sqn Ldr A E Oldham 13 Jul 1964  
Armament
Sqn Ldr V C W Marriott 18 Nov 1963  
Miscellaneous Appointment
Statistics
Mr A Bell    

Source - Autumn 1965 Air Force List

1966

Location Command Controlled
RAF Bawtry, Doncaster, West Yorkshire Bomber Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Deryck C Stapleton  1 May 1964 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, DFC, AFC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt S J Pratt  1 Jun 1964 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre Ian R Campbell 24 May 1965 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, AFC; later AVM
Operations
Wg Cdr Philip J Lageson 20 Jul 1964 DFC, AFC; later AM
Sqn Ldr E A J Crooks  8 Mar 1965 AFC
Sqn Ldr R H Mullineaux 27 Apr 1964  
Sqn Ldr L F Symes 11 Jan 1965  
Sqn Ldr M W R H Tyler 11 Feb 1963  
Training
Wg Cdr D B D Hamley 24 Feb 1964  
Sqn Ldr J M McCann 17 Dec 1964 AFC
Air Traffic Control
Sqn Ldr T W Craig 18 Oct 1965  
Navigation
Sqn Ldr I Fraser 28 Dec 1964  
Weapons
Sqn Ldr A W Strickland 28 Oct 1963  
Signals
Wg Cdr A G Harris 21 Jun 1965  
Flight Safety
Sqn Ldr B W Wellicome 12 Oct 1964  
Security
Sqn Ldr D S Hodge  3 Jul 1964  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt J B Wray 10 Jan 1966 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC
Sqn Ldr W J Hurley  4 Aug 1965 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Organisation
Sqn Ldr W B B Naples 19 Sep 1965  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr J D Lambert 17 Aug 1964  
Staffs of the Staff (Administrative Staff)
Meteorological
Mr G A Cornfield   BSc
Technical Staff
Gp Capt D C Goodrich 15 Feb 1965 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE; later A/Cdre
Engineers
Sqn Ldr H W A Newman 17 Jan 1966  
Sqn Ldr R C Salmon  2 Jun 1965  
Radio
Sqn Ldr Vacant    
Armament
Sqn Ldr V C W Marriott 18 Nov 1963  
Miscellaneous Appointment
Statistics
Mr A Bell    

Source - Spring 1966 Air Force List

1967

Location Command Controlled
RAF Bawtry, Doncaster, West Yorkshire Bomber Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Michael H Le Bas  1 Jun 1966 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, DSO, AFC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt G H Arkell-Hardwick 18 Jul 1966 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre Ian R Campbell 24 May 1965 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, AFC; later AVM
Operations
Wg Cdr Graham T Smeaton 15 Aug 1966 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr E A J Crooks  8 Mar 1965 AFC
Sqn Ldr L F Symes 11 Jan 1965  
Sqn Ldr C W Ward  8 Jul 1966  
Training
Wg Cdr M de Burgh 24 Nov 1966  
Sqn Ldr J M McCann 17 Dec 1964 AFC
Air Traffic Control
Sqn Ldr R M Farley 15 Aug 1966  
Navigation
Sqn Ldr I Fraser 28 Dec 1964  
Weapons
Sqn Ldr R E Atkinson  8 Mar 1966  
Signals
Wg Cdr A G Harris 21 Jun 1965  
Flight Safety
Sqn Ldr B W Wellicome 12 Oct 1964  
Security
Sqn Ldr D S Hodge  3 Jul 1964  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt J B Wray 10 Jan 1966 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC
Sqn Ldr J G Calvert  1 Aug 1966 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, DFC
Organisation
Sqn Ldr W B B Naples 19 Sep 1965  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr C E Kearney 11 Jul 1966  
Staffs of the Staff (Administrative Staff)
Meteorological
Mr G A Cornfield   BSc
Technical Staff
Gp Capt D C Goodrich 15 Feb 1965 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE; later A/Cdre
Engineers
Sqn Ldr H W A Newman 17 Jan 1966  
Sqn Ldr R C Salmon  2 Jun 1965  
Radio
Sqn Ldr R L Armstrong 18 Dec 1965 MIERE
Armament
Sqn Ldr C A Fieldhouse 14 Sep 1966 Group Armament Officer
Miscellaneous Appointment
Dental
Gp Capt G W Hargreaves 12 Feb 1965 Principal Dental Officer - Northern Area, LDS
Statistics
Mr A Bell    

Source - Spring 1967 Air Force List

It was absorbed into a new No 1 (Bomber) Group on 30 April 1968 under the control of Strike Command.

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