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HQ No 16 Group Personnel, units and locations


[Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939 | Dec 1939 | Jun 1941 | Jul 1942 | Dec 1943 | Jun 1944 | Jun 1945]

Reformed as No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group in Coastal Command on 1 December 1936 at Wykeham Hall, Lee-on-Solent

July 1937

Location Command  
Wykeham Hall, Lee-on-Solent Coastal Command
  • SHQ, RAF Abbotsinch

    • No 269 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Bircham Newton

    • No 206 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • No 220 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • No 201 (Flying Boat) Squadron - Calshot

  • SHQ, RAF Donibristle

    • No 22 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron

    • No 42 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron

  • Bombing Range - Dalgety Bay

  • RAF Camp, Evanton

  • SHQ, RAF Felixstowe (Admin of Personnel only)

    • No 209 (Flying Boat) Squadron

    • Landgaurd Bombing Range

  • SHQ, RAF Mount Batten

    • No 204 (Flying Boat) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Pembroke Dock

    • No 210 (Flying Boat) Squadron

    • No 228 (Flying Boat) Squadron

    • Floating Dock

  • No 217 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron - Tangmere

  • SHQ, RAF Thornaby

    • No 233 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • No 224 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM

Henry M Cave-Browne-Cave

27 Apr 1937 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DSO, DFC
Air Staff
Gp Capt

Reginald L G Marix

 1 Feb 1937 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO; later AVM
Wg Cdr G E Livock  2 Jan 1937  
Sqn Ldr

David F W Atcherley

 2 Jan 1937 later AVM
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr H S Scroggs 13 May 1937 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Flt Lt W B Hellard   RAFO
Attached to the Staff
Navigation
Sqn Ldr R L Crofton  1 Dec 1936
Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr C W Attwood 19 May 1937 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr

George P Chamberlain

 2 Jan 1937 later AVM
Flt Lt W A Floyer   RAFO
Warrant Officer
WO I P Marcario  2 Feb 1937 Personnel Staff

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

The HQ for this Group moved to RAF Le-on-Solent on 1 December 1937.

July 1938

Location Command  
RAF Lee-on-Solent Coastal Command
  • SHQ, RAF Abbotsinch

    • No 269 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Bircham Newton

    • No 206 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • No 220 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • No 201 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron - Calshot

  • Bombing Range - Dalgety Bay

  • RAF Camp, Evanton

  • SHQ, RAF Felixstowe (Admin of Personnel only)

    • No 209 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • Landgaurd Bombing Range

  • SHQ, RAF Mount Batten

    • No 204 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Pembroke Dock

    • No 210 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • No 228 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • Floating Dock

  • No 217 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron - Tangmere

  • SHQ, RAF Thornaby

    • No 233 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • No 224 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Thorney Island

    • No 22 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron - Thorney Island

    • No 42 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron - Thorney Island

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM

Henry M Cave-Browne-Cave

27 Apr 1937 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DSO, DFC
Air Staff
Gp Capt

Reginald L G Marix

 1 Feb 1937 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO; later AVM
Wg Cdr J McFarlane 18 Nov 1937 MC, AFC
Sqn Ldr

David F W Atcherley

 2 Jan 1937 later AVM
Sqn Ldr Frederick R Drew 24 Feb 1938 later A/Cdre
       
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr H S Scroggs 13 May 1937 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Flt Lt W B Hellard   RAFO
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Sqn Ldr J C C Slater  4 Jan 1938
Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr C W Attwood 19 May 1937 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr

George P Chamberlain

 2 Jan 1937 later AVM
Flt Lt W A Floyer   RAFO
Warrant Officer
WO I P Marcario  2 Feb 1937 Personnel Staff

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

The HQ for this Group moved to Chatham on 26 September 1938, then back to Lee-on-Solent on 8 October and then again on 8 November 1938 to Black Lion Fields, Gillingham, Kent.

January 1939

Location Command  
Black Lion Fields, Gillingham, Kent Coastal Command
  • SHQ, RAF Bircham Newton

    • No 206 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • No 220 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • No 201 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron - Calshot

  • Bombing Range - Dalgety Bay

  • No 500 (County of Kent) (GR) Squadron - Detling

  • No 48 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron - Eastchurch

  • RAF Camp, Evanton

  • SHQ, RAF Felixstowe (Admin of Personnel only)

    • No 209 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • Landgaurd Bombing Range

  • SHQ, RAF Mount Batten

    • No 204 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Pembroke Dock

    • No 210 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • No 228 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • Floating Dock

  • No 217 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron - Tangmere

  • SHQ, RAF Thornaby

    • No 233 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • No 224 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Thorney Island

    • No 22 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron - Thorney Island

    • No 42 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron - Thorney Island

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Air Staff
Gp Capt

Reginald L G Marix

 1 Feb 1937 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO; later AVM
Wg Cdr

Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury

19 Sep 1938 DFC, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr E F Haylock 17 Oct 1938  
Sqn Ldr H M Whittle  1 Dec 1938  
Sqn Ldr G R Brice  2 Aug 1938  
       
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr H S Scroggs 13 May 1937 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Sqn Ldr J C C Slater  4 Jan 1938
Armament
Sqn Ldr

James R Scarlett

19 Jun 1938 later AVM
Services
Signals
Wg Cdr C W Attwood 19 May 1937 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr R C Richmond  1 Jul 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO P Marcario  2 Feb 1937 Personnel Staff

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Location Command  
Black Lion Fields, Gillingham, Kent Coastal Command
  • SHQ, RAF Bircham Newton

    • No 206 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • No 220 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • SHQ Calshot

    • No 201 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • No 240 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • No 500 (County of Kent) (GR) Squadron - Detling

  • No 48 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron - Eastchurch

  • SHQ, RAF Felixstowe (Admin of Personnel only)

    • No 209 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • Landgaurd Bombing Range

  • SHQ, RAF Mount Batten

    • No 204 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Pembroke Dock

    • No 210 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • No 228 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • Floating Dock

  • No 217 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron - Tangmere

  • SHQ, RAF Thorney Island

    • No 22 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron - Thorney Island

    • No 42 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron - Thorney Island

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Air Staff
Gp Capt

Reginald L G Marix

 1 Feb 1937 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO; later AVM
Wg Cdr

Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury

19 Sep 1938 DFC, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr E F Haylock 17 Oct 1938  
Fg Off W H Ingle 11 Jan 1939  
Fg Off A G Wincott  3 Jan 1939  
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr H S Scroggs 13 May 1937 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Flt Lt R Macfarlan   RAFO
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Sqn Ldr J C C Slater  4 Jan 1938
Armament
Sqn Ldr

James R Scarlett

19 Jun 1938 later AVM
Sqn Ldr W P Welch 13 Feb 1939
Flt Lt H J Hobbs 30 Jan 1939
Services
Signals
Wg Cdr C W Attwood 19 May 1937 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr R C Richmond  1 Jul 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO P Marcario  2 Feb 1937 Personnel Staff

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Location Command  
Black Lion Fields, Gillingham, Kent Coastal Command
  • SHQ, RAF Bircham Newton

    • No 206 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • No 220 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • SHQ Calshot

    • No 201 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • No 240 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • No 500 (County of Kent) (GR) Squadron - Detling

  • No 48 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron - Eastchurch

  • SHQ, RAF Felixstowe (Admin of Personnel only)

    • No 209 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • Landgaurd Bombing Range

  • SHQ, RAF Mount Batten

    • No 204 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Pembroke Dock

    • No 210 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • No 228 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • Floating Dock

  • No 217 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron - Tangmere

  • SHQ, RAF Thorney Island

    • No 22 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron - Thorney Island

    • No 42 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron - Thorney Island

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Air Staff
Gp Capt

Reginald L G Marix

 1 Feb 1937 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO; later AVM
Wg Cdr

Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury

19 Sep 1938 DFC, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr E F Haylock 17 Oct 1938  
Fg Off W H Ingle 11 Jan 1939  
Fg Off A G Wincott  3 Jan 1939  
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr H S Scroggs 13 May 1937 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Flt Lt R Macfarlan   RAFO
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Sqn Ldr J C C Slater  4 Jan 1938
Armament
Sqn Ldr W P Welch 13 Feb 1939
Flt Lt H J Hobbs 30 Jan 1939
Services
Signals
Wg Cdr C W Attwood 19 May 1937 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr R C Richmond  1 Jul 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO P Marcario  2 Feb 1937 Personnel Staff

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

December 1939

Location Command  
Black Lion Fields, Gillingham, Kent Coastal Command
  • SHQ, RAF Bircham Newton

    • No 42 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron

    • No 206 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Detling

    • No 500 (County of Kent) (GR) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Thorney Island

    • No 22 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron

    • No 48 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • No 1 General Reconnaissance Unit - Manston

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Reginald L G Marix

 1 Feb 1937 Officer Commanding, DSO; later AVM
Air Staff
Wg Cdr

Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury

19 Sep 1938 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr C B Greet 12 Oct 1939  
Sqn Ldr T H Carr 19 Jun 1939  
Sqn Ldr E N Colbeck-Welch  6 Aug 1939  
Sqn Ldr R Chadwick 17 Jun 1939  
Fg Off W H Ingle 11 Jan 1939  
Fg Off A G Wincott  3 Jan 1939  
Plt Off C W T MacGillivray 30 Sep 1939  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr H S Scroggs 13 May 1937 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Flt Lt R Macfarlan   RAFO
Lt E A S Howes   Code and Cypher duties
Capt C A Moore   late RAF
Staffs of the Services
Armament
Sqn Ldr W G Bannister 17 Apr 1939
Engineer
Sqn Ldr T G Young 25 Aug 1939  
Navigation
Sqn Ldr W P Welch 13 Feb 1939
Flt Lt H J Hobbs 30 Jan 1939
Signals
Wg Cdr C W Attwood 19 May 1937 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr R C Richmond  1 Jul 1938  
Flying
Plt Off A E Bull 27 Aug 1939  
Meteorological
Mr J Pepper   Meteorological Officer, MA, BSc, PhD

Source - December 1939 Confidential Air Force List

June 1941

Location Command  
Black Lion Fields, Gillingham, Kent Coastal Command
  • SHQ, RAF Bircham Newton

    • No 206 Squadron

    • No 235 Squadron

    • No 1403 Flight

  • SHQ RAF Detling

    • No 500 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Eastchurch

  • SHQ RAF Felixstowe

  • SHQ RAF North Coates

    • No 22 Squadron

    • No 2 Mobile Torpedo Base

  • SHQ, RAF Thorney Island

    • No 59 Squadron

    • No 404 Squadron RCAF

    • No 407 Squadron RCAF

  • No 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit - Benson*

  • No 86 Squadron - Wattisham**

* Station in No 6 Group

** Station in No 2 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM John H S Tyssen  8 Jan 1940 Officer Commanding, MC; later AVM
Air Staff
Wg Cdr N V Moreton  8 Apr 1941 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr C B Greet 12 Oct 1939  
Wg Cdr C P Gabriel 20 Jun 1940 OBE
Wg Cdr Frederick R Drew 12 Aug 1940 later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr John Constable-Roberts 20 Feb 1941 later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr B H Jones  2 May 1941  
Sqn Ldr R Chadwick 17 Jun 1939  
Sqn Ldr J W Young  8 Apr 1940  
Sqn Ldr H L Nunn 14 Sep 1940 DSC, DFC
Flt Lt H J Hobbs 30 Jan 1939  
Flt Lt J L Clayton 30 Jul 1940  
Flt Lt W H Stiles 17 Feb 1941  
Flt Lt P K Stead  1 May 1941  
Fg Off C W T MacGillivray 30 Sep 1939  
Fg Off A K Langton  4 Nov 1939  
Fg Off H C Tootal 31 Jul 1940  
Fg Off G L Wright 18 Oct 1940 DSM
Fg Off H M Bentley 28 Jan 1941  
Fg Off J A A Barber  5 May 1941  
Plt Off J E Mulholland  6 Mar 1940  
Plt Off G I Thorman 16 May 1940  
Plt Off Hon G B Bellow 30 May 1940 MVO
Plt Off A A Ferguson 12 Jun 1940  
Plt Off H P Taylor 26 Aug 1940  
Plt Off R G Moore  4 Oct 1940  
Plt Off R C A Thompson 19 Oct 1940  
Plt Off D C Lynch  2 Jan 1941  
Plt Off H L Leedham-Green 16 Feb 1941  
Plt Off F F Ogilvy  1 May 1941  
Plt Off E J S Easton 19 May 1941  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr H S Scroggs 13 May 1937 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Flt Lt R Macfarlan   RAFO
Fg Off E Hills  7 Apr 1941  
Plt Off F F Walter  1 Mar 1940  
Plt Off W B Frampton 27 Apr 1941  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Wg Cdr R G Shaw  9 Jun 1940  
Signals
Gp Capt J A Elliott 26 Jun 1940 Chief Signals Officer
Flt Lt W G Preston 25 Aug 1939  
Fg Off D R R Fair 22 Apr 1940  
Fg Off H F Cowin  5 May 1940  
Plt Off H C Page 25 Aug 1939  
Armament
Sqn Ldr I H D Walker 25 Feb 1940
Photography
Plt Off A Pearlman  8 Apr 1941  
Physical Training
Plt Off W E Emptage  8 Nov 1940  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr W G Olver  1 Apr 1941 MBE
Medical
Sqn Ldr R W Durand  2 Aug 1940 Senior Medical Officer, MRCS, LRCP
Fg Off G A Mandow 23 Sep 1940 BCh
Fg Off J B O'Meara  6 Jan 1941  
Meteorological
Mr J Pepper   Senior Meteorological Officer, MA, BSc, PhD
Miscellaneous Appointments
Fg Off J W Radbone  4 Jun 1940  
Fg Off C A Moore  1 Sep 1939  
Plt Off J H Willsher 19 Jun 1940  

Source - June 1941 Confidential Air Force List

July 1942

Location Command  
Black Lion Fields, Gillingham, Kent Coastal Command
  • SHQ, RAF Benson

    • The King's Flight

    • No 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit

  • SHQ, RAF Bircham Newton

    • No 235 Squadron

    • No 279 Squadron

    • No 407 Squadron RCAF

    • No 1401 Flight

  • SHQ RAF Detling

    • No 280 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Felixstowe

  • SHQ RAF North Coates

    • No 59 Squadron

    • No 415 Squadron RCAF

    • No 2 Mobile Torpedo Base

  • SHQ, RAF Thorney Island

    • No 143 Squadron

    • No 233 Squadron

    • No 489 Squadron RNZAF

    • No 2 Armament Practice Camp

  • No 236 Squadron - Wattisham

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Act AVM Brian E Baker 12 Jul 1942 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, AFC; later AM
Air Staff
Wg Cdr C J P Flood 22 Apr 1942 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr H M W Thomas-Ferrand 14 Nov1941  
Wg Cdr A G F Stewart 18 Oct 1941  
Wg Cdr Leslie W C Bower 28 Jan 1942 later AM
Wg Cdr R G Corry 16 Apr 1942  
Sqn Ldr L S S Edeson 22 Apr 1942  
Sqn Ldr P K Stead  1 May 1941  
Sqn Ldr W H Stiles 17 Feb 1941  
Flt Lt G L Wright 18 Oct 1940 DSM
Flt Lt H M Bentley 28 Jan 1941  
Flt Lt P V Burton 19 Jan 1942  
Flt Lt H C T Browne 12 Nov 1941  
Flt Lt D Shawe 11 Feb 1942 DFC
Flt Lt W N Basson  3 Feb 1942  
Fg Off R V Palmer  5 Jun 1941  
Fg Off G F Collins  1 Jul 1941  
Fg Off C A Barber  1 Jan 1942  
Fg Off P R Magrath  2 Jan 1942  
Fg Off R E Brabyn  5 Jun 1941  
Fg Off C D Gray 23 Nov 1941  
Fg Off E S Shapley 20 May 1941  
Fg Off E H Goodison  3 Aug 1941  
Fg Off S F Craggs 27 Dec 1941  
Fg Off G H A Lane 18 Mar1942  
Plt Off R J Hunt  1 Jul 1941  
Plt Off R W B Burton 14 Jul 1941  
Plt Off S A Stevens 15 Sep 1941  
Plt Off R F Jessup 16 Feb 1942  
Plt Off C F Rhodes  9 Feb 1941  
Plt Off H Cooper 10 Oct 1941  
Plt Off R W Spencer  9 Dec 1941  
Plt Off E R Gough 23 Mar 1942  
Administrative Staff
Flt Lt W B Frampton 27 Apr 1941 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Flt Lt F F Walter  1 Mar 1940  
Flt Lt C W T MacGillivray 30 Sep 1939  
Fg Off E H Stuart 29 Dec1941  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Flt Lt G M Somers  5 Sep 1941  
Signals
Wg Cdr A McIlwaine 21 Jul 1941 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr W G Preston 25 Aug 1939 DFC
Fg Off P A Tarry 28 Jul 1941  
Fg Off W G Ahern 19 Jul 1940  
Fg Off V J Chipperfield 24 Mar 1942  
Fg Off W H H Smith 28 Nov 1941  
Armament
Wg Cdr W G Bannister 23 Mar1940
Photography
Fg Off A Pearlman 21 Nov 1941  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr W G Olver  1 Apr 1941 OBE
Medical
Sqn Ldr R W Durand  2 Aug 1940 Senior Medical Officer, MRCS, LRCP
Flt Lt E L Ellis 17 Mar 1942 MRCS, LRCP
Meteorological
Dr J Pepper   Senior Meteorological Officer, MA, BSc, PhD
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off E B Richdale 16 Jul 1941 WAAF
RAF Regiment
 Maj M Bennetts 23 Feb 1942 MC
 Fg Off E Hills 23 Feb 1942
Miscellaneous Appointments
Sqn Ldr D W Mackay 16 Jun 1941  
Fg Off W H Shrubsole 12 Jun 1941  

Source - July 1942 Confidential Air Force List

December 1943

Location Command  
Black Lion Fields, Gillingham, Kent Coastal Command
  • SHQ, RAF Benson

    • HQ No 106 Wing

    • No 540 Squadron

    • No 541 Squadron

    • No 542 Squadron

    • No 544 Squadron

    • No 309 Ferry Training Unit

  • SHQ, RAF Bircham Newton

    • No 279 Squadron

    • No 415 Squadron RCAF

    • No 521 Squadron

    • No 1525 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

    • No 3504 Servicing Unit

    • ASR Training Unit

    • No 2 Armament Practice Camp

  • SHQ RAF Calshot

    • No 6 Flying Boat Servicing Unit

  • SHQ RAF Dyce

    • No 8 Operational Training Unit

    • No 1509 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

  • SHQ RAF Felixstowe

    • No 26 ASR Marine Craft Unit

  • SHQ, RAF Gosport

    • Torpedo Development Unit

    • No 3502 Servicing Unit

  • SHQ, RAF Langham

  • SHQ RAF North Coates

    • No 236 Squadron

    • No 254 Squadron

    • No 22 Mobile Servicing Unit (Torpedo)

  • SHQ, RAF Thornaby

    • No 280 Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Thorney Island

  • No 21 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Bridlington

  • No 22 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Grimsby

  • No 23 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Wells-on-Sea

  • No 24 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Gorleston-on-Sea

  • No 27 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Dover

  • No 28 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Newhaven

  • No 29 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Littlehampton

  • No 30 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Cowes

  • No 31 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Sheerness

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Frank L Hopps 28 Jul 1943 Officer Commanding, CBE, AFC
Air Staff
Gp Capt Frederick L Pearce 12 Oct 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr B O Dias 10 Dec 1942 DFC
Wg Cdr J B Brolly 12 Apr 1943  
Wg Cdr V H P Lynham 17 May 1943 DSO
Wg Cdr P H Woodruff 24 Sep 1943 DFC
Wg Cdr H J Garlick 29 Aug 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr W H Stiles 17 Feb 1941  
Sqn Ldr H M Bentley 28 Jan 1941  
Sqn Ldr R Jay 23 Aug 1943  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr W B Frampton 27 Apr 1941 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Sqn Ldr C W T MacGillivray  2 Oct 1943 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr Denys H Sutton 21 Oct 1943 later A/Cdre
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr S G Whiting 17 Aug 1943 DFC
Engineer
Sqn Ldr P A Walker 23 Jul 1943  
Signals
Wg Cdr A W Daniels  2 May 1942 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr F H V Gould 22 Mar 1943  
Armament
Sqn Ldr G Ryall 14 May 1942
Equipment
Sqn Ldr W G Olver  1 Apr 1941 OBE
Medical
Wg Cdr G S Strachan 26 Apr 1943 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB
Meteorological
Mr E A Cope   Senior Meteorological Officer, BSc, ARCS
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off M G Blain 18 Aug 1943 WAAF
RAF Regiment
Sqn Ldr E C East 11 May 1943

Source - December 1943 Confidential Air Force List

June 1944

Location Command  
Black Lion Fields, Gillingham, Kent Coastal Command
  • SHQ, RAF Bircham Newton

    • No 279 Squadron

    • No 415 Squadron RCAF

    • No 521 Squadron

    • No 3504 Servicing Unit

    • No 2 Armament Practice Camp

  • SHQ RAF Calshot

    • No 6 Flying Boat Servicing Unit

    • No 32 ASR Marine Craft Unit

  • SHQ RAF Felixstowe

    • No 26 ASR Marine Craft Unit

  • SHQ, RAF Gosport

    • Aircraft Torpedo Development Unit

    • No 3502 Servicing Unit

  • SHQ, RAF Langham

    • No 455 Squadron RAAF

    • No 489 Squadron RNZAF

  • SHQ RAF North Coates

    • No 143 Squadron

    • No 236 Squadron

    • No 254 Squadron

    • No 22 Mobile Servicing Unit (Torpedo)

  • SHQ, RAF Thornaby

  • SHQ, RAF Thorney Island

  • No 280 Squadron - Strubby

  • No 21 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Bridlington

  • No 22 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Grimsby

  • No 24 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Gorleston-on-Sea

  • No 27 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Dover and Ramsgate

  • No 28 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Newhaven

  • No 30 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Cowes

  • No 31 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Sheerness

  • No 16 Group Communication Flight - Detling

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Frank L Hopps 28 Jul 1943 Officer Commanding, CBE, AFC
Air Staff
Gp Capt Frederick L Pearce 12 Oct 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr B O Dias 10 Dec 1942 DFC
Wg Cdr V H Furlong  3 Apr 1944  
Wg Cdr DB G Corry 10 Feb 1944 DFC
Wg Cdr A T Staveley  4 Jan 1944  
Wg Cdr H J Garlick 29 Aug 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr G F Collins 20 Jan 1944  
Sqn Ldr H M Bentley 28 Jan 1941  
Sqn Ldr Denys H Sutton 21 Oct 1943 later A/Cdre
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr W B Frampton 27 Apr 1941 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Sqn Ldr C W T MacGillivray  2 Oct 1943 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr F A Waller  2 Mar 1944  
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr S G Whiting 17 Aug 1943 DFC
Engineer
Sqn Ldr W J Renwick 16 Jan 1944  
Signals
Wg Cdr A W Daniels  2 May 1942 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr F H V Gould 22 Mar 1943  
Armament
Sqn Ldr H C Haley 24 Nov 1943
Equipment
Sqn Ldr W G Olver  1 Apr 1941 OBE
Medical
Wg Cdr O M Fraser 10 Feb 1944 MB, ChB
Educational
Mr E T Symonds 29 May 1944 MA, RAFVR
Meteorological
Mr E A Cope   Senior Meteorological Officer, BSc, ARCS
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off M G Blain 18 Aug 1943 WAAF
RAF Regiment
Lt Col W P B Fraser  3 Oct 1943 DSO
Sqn Ldr L J Gibbons 18 Jan 1944

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

June 1945

Location Command  
Black Lion Fields, Gillingham, Kent Coastal Command
  • SHQ, RAF Bircham Newton

    • No 157 Wing

    • No 119 Squadron

    • No 534 Squadron

    • No 10 RAF Instructors' School (EVT)

  • SHQ RAF Calshot

    • School of Air Sea Rescue

    • No 6 Flying Boat Servicing Unit

    • No 101 ASR Marine Craft Unit

    • No 102 ASR Marine Craft Unit

    • No 103 ASR Marine Craft Unit

    • No 104 ASR Marine Craft Unit

    • No 105 ASR Marine Craft Unit

  • SHQ RAF Felixstowe

    • No 26 ASR Marine Craft Unit

  • SHQ, RAF Gosport

    • Aircraft Torpedo Development Unit

    • No 3502 Servicing Unit

  • SHQ, RAF Langham

    • No 521 Squadron

    • No 612 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF North Coates

    • No 236 Squadron

    • No 254 Squadron

    • No 22 Mobile Servicing Unit (Torpedo)

  • SHQ, RAF Thorney Island

    • No 278 Squadron

    • Air Sea Warfare Development Unit

  • No 280 Squadron - Beccles

  • No 2 Armament Practice Camp - Docking

  • No 21 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Bridlington

  • No 22 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Grimsby

  • No 24 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Gorleston-on-Sea

  • No 27 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Ramsgate

  • No 28 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Newhaven

  • No 31 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Sheerness

  • No 40 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Weymouth

  • No 16 Group Communication Flight - Rochester

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Frank L Hopps 28 Jul 1943 Officer Commanding, CBE, AFC
Air Staff
A/Cdre Frederick L Pearce 12 Oct 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC
Wg Cdr T C P Maxwell 14 Oct 1944 DFC
Wg Cdr J A C Parsons  1 Apr 1945  
Wg Cdr R L C Branson 19 Oct 1944  
Wg Cdr A T Staveley  4 Jun 1944  
Wg Cdr Ronald G Knott  4 Jun 1945 DSO, DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr G F Collins 20 Jan 1944  
Sqn Ldr H M Bentley 28 Jan 1941  
Sqn Ldr A H Comfort 24 Apr 1945 DFC
Sqn Ldr C A Barber  1 Jan 1941  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr W B Frampton 27 Apr 1941 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Sqn Ldr C W T MacGillivray  2 Oct 1943 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr F A Waller  2 Mar 1944 Organisation
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr S G Whiting 17 Aug 1943 DFC
Engineer
Sqn Ldr W J Renwick 16 Jan 1944  
Signals
Wg Cdr A W Daniels  2 May 1942 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr F H V Gould 22 Mar 1943  
Armament
Sqn Ldr A W Attrill 21 Jan 1945
Equipment
Sqn Ldr W G Olver  1 Apr 1941 OBE
Medical
Wg Cdr O M Fraser 10 Feb 1944 MB, ChB
Educational
Mr E T Symonds 29 May 1944 MA, RAFVR
Meteorological
Mr E A Cope   Senior Meteorological Officer, BSc, ARCS
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off K Coleman 23 Sep 1944 WAAF
RAF Regiment
Lt Col W P B Fraser  3 Oct 1943 DSO
Sqn Ldr L J Gibbons 18 Jan 1944
Miscellaneous Appointments
Sqn Ldr A Barwood 21 Jan 1945 DFC
Sqn Ldr J L Scott 24 Mar 1945

Source - June 1945 Confidential Air Force List

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