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HQ No 18 Group Personnel, units and locations 1946 - 1969


[Oct 1949 | 1950 | 1951 | 1952 | 1953 | 1954 | 1955 | 1956 | 1957 | 1958 | 1959 | 1960 | 1961 | 1962 | 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969]

[1939 - 1945] [1975 - 1996]

October 1949

Location Command  
Pitreavie Castle, Rosyth, Dunfermline, Fife Coastal Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM David V Carnegie 17 Jun 1948 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, AFC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt R A W Harrison 19 May 1949 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt W G Abrams 14 Mar 1949 Senior Air Staff Officer
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt N de W Boult 21 Oct 1948 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC, AFC

Technical Staff

Gp Capt H H Laurie  3 Apr 1948 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE

Source - October 1949 Air Force List

1950

Location Command  
Pitreavie Castle, Rosyth, Dunfermline, Fife Coastal Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM David V Carnegie 17 Jun 1948 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, AFC
Personal Appointment
Plt Off C H Bidie  1 Jun 1950 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt W G Abrams 14 Mar 1949 Senior Air Staff Officer
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt N de W Boult 21 Oct 1948 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC, AFC

Technical Staff

Gp Capt H H Laurie  3 Apr 1948 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE

Source - April 1950 Air Force List

1951

Location Command  
Pitreavie Castle, Rosyth, Dunfermline, Fife Coastal Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Harold T Lydford  1 Nov 1950 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, AFC, later AM
Personal Appointment
Plt Off C H Bidie  1 Jun 1950 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt W G Abrams 14 Mar 1949 Senior Air Staff Officer
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr W D David  9 Apr 1951 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC, AFC

Technical Staff

Gp Capt H H Laurie  3 Apr 1948 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE

Source - April 1951 Air Force List

1952

Location Command  
Pitreavie Castle, Rosyth, Dunfermline, Fife Coastal Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Harold T Lydford  1 Nov 1950 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, AFC, later AM
Personal Appointment
Plt Off C H Bidie  1 Jun 1950 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt P Haynes 25 Jun 1951 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, DFC
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr W D David  9 Apr 1951 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC, AFC

Technical Staff

Wg Cdr N A Gwyther  3 Sep 1951 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE

Source - April 1952 Air Force List

1953

Location Command  
Pitreavie Castle, Rosyth, Dunfermline, Fife Coastal Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Robert L Ragg 29 Sep 1952 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, AFC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt R W Payne 28 Apr 1952 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt John M D Ker 29 Sep 1952 Senior Air Staff Officer; later A/Cdre
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr N B Harvey  2 Mar1953 Senior Officer i/c Administration,DSO

Technical Staff

Wg Cdr N A Gwyther  3 Sep 1951 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE

Source - April 1953 Air Force List

1954

Location Command  
Pitreavie Castle, Rosyth, Dunfermline, Fife Coastal Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Robert L Ragg 29 Sep 1952 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, AFC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt P N Boyles  6 Oct 1953 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt John M D Ker 29 Sep 1952 Senior Air Staff Officer; later A/Cdre
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr N B Harvey  2 Mar1953 Senior Officer i/c Administration,DSO

Technical Staff

Wg Cdr N A Gwyther  3 Sep 1951 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE

Source - April 1954 Air Force List

Also HQ of Air Commander, Northern Sub-Area Eastern Atlantic Area, Atlantic Command (COMAIRNORLANT)

Location Command  
Pitreavie Castle, Rosyth, Dunfermline, Fife Coastal Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Robert L Ragg 29 Sep 1952 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, AFC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt F H P Cattle 19 Jul 1954 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt John M D Ker 29 Sep 1952 Senior Air Staff Officer; later A/Cdre
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr N B Harvey  2 Mar1953 Senior Officer i/c Administration,DSO

Technical Staff

Wg Cdr N A Gwyther  3 Sep 1951 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE

Source - October 1954 Air Force List

1955

Also HQ of Air Commander, Northern Sub-Area Eastern Atlantic Area, Atlantic Command (COMAIRNORLANT)

Location Command  
Pitreavie Castle, Rosyth, Dunfermline, Fife Coastal Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Peter D Cracroft  1 Apr 1955 Air Officer Commanding and Senior Air Force Officer - Scotland, CB, AFC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt F H P Cattle 19 Jul 1954 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt John M D Ker 29 Sep 1952 Senior Air Staff Officer; later A/Cdre
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr N B Harvey  2 Mar 1953 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DSO

Technical Staff

Wg Cdr N A Gwyther  3 Sep 1951 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE

Source - October 1955 Air Force List

1956

Also HQ of Air Commander, Northern Sub-Area Eastern Atlantic Area, Atlantic Command (COMAIRNORLANT)

Location Command  
Pitreavie Castle, Rosyth, Dunfermline, Fife Coastal Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Peter D Cracroft  1 Apr 1955 Air Officer Commanding and Senior Air Force Officer - Scotland, CB, AFC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt F H P Cattle 19 Jul 1954 ADC to AOC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt J O W Oliver  4 Nov 1955 Senior Officer i/c Administration, CB, DSO, DFC

Technical Staff

Wg Cdr N A Gwyther  3 Sep 1951 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE

Source - April 1956 Air Force List

1957

Also HQ of Air Commander, Northern Sub-Area Eastern Atlantic Area, Atlantic Command (COMAIRNORLANT)

Location Command  
Pitreavie Castle, Rosyth, Dunfermline, Fife Coastal Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Peter D Cracroft  1 Apr 1955 Air Officer Commanding and Senior Air Force Officer - Scotland, CB, AFC
Personal Appointment
Fg Off R B Pringle 28 Dec 1956 ADC to AOC,
Air Staff
Gp Capt J L Crosbie  2 May 1956 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE
Wg Cdr A E W Laband  5 May 1957  
Wg Cdr F Squire 21 Jan 1957 DSO, DFC
Sqn Ldr E D T Norman 13 Dec 1954  
Sqn Ldr R S Taylor 19 Jun 1956 AFC
Air Traffic Control
Sqn Ldr A G W Gold  6 Mar 1956 AFC
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr A G W Livingstone 24 Oct 1955 DFC
Weapons
Sqn Ldr F A B Newton 16 May 1956  
Signals
Sqn Ldr M D Rafferty 14 Jan 1957  
Marine
Sqn Ldr L R Flower 13 Oct 1955 MBE, MM
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt J O W Oliver  4 Nov 1955 Senior Officer i/c Administration, CB, DSO, DFC
Sqn Ldr J F D Jarmy  4 Apr 1955 DFC
Sqn Ldr A M Young 18 Mar 1957  
Staffs of the Staff (Administrative Staff)
Medical
Wg Cdr H D Conway  6 Apr 1955 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB, DPH, DIH
Technical Staff
Wg Cdr J R Fraser 29 Nov 1954 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE
Armament
Sqn Ldr D J Barnes  7 May 1956  
Radio
Sqn Ldr S C Turner  4 Jun 1956  

Source - April & July 1957 Air Force List

1958

Also HQ of Air Commander, Northern Sub-Area Eastern Atlantic Area, Atlantic Command (COMAIRNORLANT)

Location Command  
Pitreavie Castle, Rosyth, Dunfermline, Fife Coastal Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Peter D Cracroft  1 Apr 1955 Air Officer Commanding and Senior Air Force Officer - Scotland, CB, AFC
Personal Appointment
Fg Off R B Pringle 28 Dec 1956 ADC to AOC,
Air Staff
Gp Capt J L Crosbie  2 May 1956 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE
Wg Cdr A E W Laband  5 May 1957  
Wg Cdr F Squire 21 Jan 1957 DSO, DFC
Sqn Ldr R S Taylor 19 Jun 1956 AFC
Sqn Ldr E F Tolman 11 Nov 1957  
Air Traffic Control
Sqn Ldr A G W Gold  6 Mar 1956 AFC
Weapons
Sqn Ldr F A B Newton 16 May 1956  
Signals
Sqn Ldr M D Rafferty 14 Jan 1957  
Marine
Sqn Ldr L R Flower 13 Oct 1955 MBE, MM
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr N G Allerdice 28 Oct 1957 DFC
Staffs of the Staff (Administrative Staff)
Medical
Wg Cdr H D Conway  6 Apr 1955 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB, DPH, DIH
Meteorological
Mr E E Jessop   MSc
Technical Staff
Wg Cdr J R Fraser 29 Nov 1954 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE
Armament
Sqn Ldr D J Barnes  7 May 1956  
Radio
Sqn Ldr S C Turner  4 Jun 1956  

Source - January and April 1958 Air Force List

1959

Also HQ of Air Commander, Northern Sub-Area Eastern Atlantic Area, Atlantic Command (COMAIRNORLANT)

Changes between January 1958 and April 1959

Intelligence
Sqn Ldr E J Webb 17 Mar 1958  

Source - January 1959 Air Force List

Location Command  
Pitreavie Castle, Rosyth, Dunfermline, Fife Coastal Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Anthony D Selway 22 Sep 1958 Air Officer Commanding and Senior Air Force Officer - Scotland, CB, DFC; later AM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt R S Blockey  8 Aug 1958 ADC to AOC,
Air Staff
Gp Capt P Norton-Smith 12  Jan 1959 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr H M S Green  1 Jul 1958  
Wg Cdr A E W Laband  5 May 1957  
Sqn Ldr E F Tolman 11 Nov 1957  
Electronics
Sqn Ldr S Denovan 10 Nov 1958 MBE, AFM
Signals
Sqn Ldr M D Rafferty 14 Jan 1957  
Air Traffic Control
Sqn Ldr A G W Gold  6 Mar 1956 AFC
Marine
Sqn Ldr R H Hardy  1 Mar 1958  
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr M T Bartlett 13 Jul 1959  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr C Marshall  3 Mar 1958 Senior Officer i/c Administration, MBE
Sqn Ldr N G Allerdice 28 Oct 1957 DFC
Organisation
Sqn Ldr G D Sutcliffe  9 Jun 1958  
Medical
Wg Cdr H D Conway  6 Apr 1955 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB, DPH, DIH
Sqn Ldr J R Wood 29 Dec 1958 MB,, ChB
Meteorological
Mr E E Jessop   MSc
Technical Staff
Wg Cdr W D Woods  2 Dec 1957 Senior Technical Staff Officer, BEng, BSc, AFRAeS
Marine Craft, MT and Inst.
Sqn Ldr W T Scott 18 Aug 1958  
Radio Electrical
Sqn Ldr L S W Durston 28 Jul 1958 MBE

Source - October 1959 Air Force List

1960

Also HQ of Air Commander, Northern Sub-Area Eastern Atlantic Area, Atlantic Command (COMAIRNORLANT)

Location Command  
Pitreavie Castle, Rosyth, Dunfermline, Fife Coastal Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Ronald B Thomson  7 Jul 1960 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DSO, DFC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt R S Blockey  8 Aug 1958 ADC to AOC,
Air Staff
Gp Capt P Norton-Smith 12  Jan 1959 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr H M S Green  1 Jul 1958  
Wg Cdr J A Moss  9 Nov 1959  
Sqn Ldr T Kennedy 27 Oct 1959 DFC
Maj E D Davis 20 Aug 1959 USAF
Electronics
Sqn Ldr S Denovan 10 Nov 1958 MBE, AFM
Signals
Sqn Ldr M D Rafferty 14 Jan 1957  
Air Traffic Control
Sqn Ldr G H M Nichols  2 Nov 1959  
Marine
Sqn Ldr H F Riches  9 Nov 1959  
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr M T Bartlett 13 Jul 1959  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr C Marshall  3 Mar 1958 Senior Officer i/c Administration, MBE
Sqn Ldr N G Allerdice 28 Oct 1957 DFC
Organisation
Sqn Ldr G D Sutcliffe  9 Jun 1958  
Medical
Wg Cdr W G Alexander  7 Jun 1959 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB
Sqn Ldr J R Wood 29 Dec 1958 MB,, ChB
Meteorological
Mr E E Jessop   MSc
Technical Staff
Wg Cdr R Los 14 Dec 1959 Senior Technical Staff Officer, MBE
Engineering Technical (Marine Craft, MT and Armament)
Sqn Ldr W T Scott 18 Aug 1958  
Signals
Sqn Ldr A St J F Smith  9 May 1960  
Miscellaneous Appointment
Flt Lt M F O Clarke 16 Mar 1959 OC Unit

Source - October 1960 Air Force List

1961

Also HQ of Air Commander, Northern Sub-Area Eastern Atlantic Area, Atlantic Command Atlantic (COMAIRNORLANT)

Location Command  
Pitreavie Castle, Rosyth, Dunfermline, Fife Coastal Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Ronald B Thomson  7 Jul 1960 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DSO, DFC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt Vacant   ADC to AOC,
Air Staff
Gp Capt P Norton-Smith 12  Jan 1959 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr A F Boyd 23 Jan 1961 DFC
Wg Cdr M F J Mathews  8 Aug 1960 AFC
Sqn Ldr T Kennedy 27 Oct 1959 DFC
Maj E D Davis 20 Aug 1959 USAF
Electronics
Sqn Ldr S Denovan 10 Nov 1958 MBE, AFM
Signals
Sqn Ldr M D Rafferty 14 Jan 1957  
Air Traffic Control
Sqn Ldr G H M Nichols  2 Nov 1959  
Marine
Sqn Ldr H F Riches  9 Nov 1959  
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr B R King 26 Jun 1960  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr T S W Towell 25 Jun 1960 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC, DFM
Sqn Ldr W G Baynton 20 Jun 1960  
Medical
Wg Cdr W G Alexander  7 Jun 1959 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB
Sqn Ldr C M C Smelt  5 Sep 1960 MB, ChB
Meteorological
Mr E E Jessop   MSc
Technical Staff
Wg Cdr R Los 14 Dec 1959 Senior Technical Staff Officer, MBE
Engineering Technical (Marine Craft, MT and Armament)
Sqn Ldr W T Scott 18 Aug 1958  
Signals
Sqn Ldr A St J F Smith  9 May 1960  
Miscellaneous Appointment
Flt Lt M F O Clarke 16 Mar 1959 OC Unit

Source - January 1961 Air Force List

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Ronald B Thomson  7 Jul 1960 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DSO, DFC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt R D Bates 23 Jan 1961 ADC to AOC,
Air Staff
Gp Capt P Norton-Smith 12  Jan 1959 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr A F Boyd 23 Jan 1961 DFC
Wg Cdr M F J Mathews  8 Aug 1960 AFC
Sqn Ldr T Kennedy 27 Oct 1959 DFC
Maj E D Davis 20 Aug 1959 USAF
Electronics
Sqn Ldr R A Denney 16 Feb 1961  
Air Traffic Control
Sqn Ldr R W H Charles 15 Mar1961  
Marine
Sqn Ldr H F Riches  9 Nov 1959  
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr B R King 26 Jun 1960  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr T S W Towell 25 Jun 1960 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC, DFM
Sqn Ldr W G Baynton 20 Jun 1960  
Medical
Wg Cdr W G Alexander  7 Jun 1959 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB
Sqn Ldr C M C Smelt  5 Sep 1960 MB, ChB
Meteorological
Mr E E Jessop   MSc
Technical Staff
Wg Cdr R Los 14 Dec 1959 Senior Technical Staff Officer, MBE
Engineering Technical (Marine Craft, MT and Armament)
Sqn Ldr W T Scott 18 Aug 1958  
Signals
Sqn Ldr F J Hoblyn  8 May 1961  
Sqn Ldr D D Martin 22 Mar 1961 OBE
Miscellaneous Appointment
Flt Lt M F O Clarke 16 Mar 1959 OC Unit

Source - October 1961 Air Force List

Changes between October 1961 and October 1962

Miscellaneous Appointment
Sqn Ldr J L A Bailey  1 Feb 1961 OC Unit

Source - January 1962 Air Force List

1962

Also HQ of Air Commander, Northern Sub-Area Eastern Atlantic Area, Atlantic Command (COMAIRNORLANT)

Location Command  
Pitreavie Castle, Rosyth, Dunfermline, Fife Coastal Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Ronald B Thomson  7 Jul 1960 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DSO, DFC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt R D Bates 23 Jan 1961 ADC to AOC,
Air Staff
Gp Capt Basil W Parsons  9 Oct 1961 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdr
Wg Cdr A F Boyd 23 Jan 1961 DFC
Wg Cdr M F J Mathews  8 Aug 1960 AFC
Sqn Ldr T Kennedy 27 Oct 1959 DFC
Lt Cdr R E Babcock   USN
Electronics
Sqn Ldr R A Denney 16 Feb 1961  
Signals
Sqn Ldr D D Martin 22 Mar 1961 OBE
Air Traffic Control
Sqn Ldr R W H Charles 15 Mar1961  
Marine
Sqn Ldr L Brockman-More 25 May 1961  
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr B R King 26 Jun 1960  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr M Paterson 14 May 1962 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC
Sqn Ldr W G Baynton 20 Jun 1960  
Medical
Wg Cdr F D Campbell 13 Nov 1961 Senior Medical Officer, LRCP, LRCS, LRFPS
Sqn Ldr W B Kennedy 11 Sep 1961 MB, ChB
Meteorological
Mr E E Jessop   MSc
Technical Staff
Wg Cdr R D Romanis 26 Feb 1962 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE
Engineering Technical (Marine Craft, MT and Armament)
Sqn Ldr W T Scott 18 Aug 1958  
Radio
Sqn Ldr F J Hoblyn  8 May 1961  
Miscellaneous Appointment
Sqn Ldr W B B Naples 15 Feb 1962 OC Unit

Source - October 1962 Air Force List

1963

Also HQ of Air Commander, Northern Sub-Area Eastern Atlantic Area, Allied Command Atlantic (COMAIRNORLANT) and Air Officer Scotland

Location Command  
Pitreavie Castle, Rosyth, Dunfermline, Fife Coastal Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Kenneth V Garside 15 Feb 1963 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DFC, MA
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt M A Hicks 15 Feb 1963 ADC to AOC,
Air Staff
Gp Capt Basil W Parsons  9 Oct 1961 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdr
Wg Cdr A F Boyd 23 Jan 1961 DFC
Wg Cdr E R Bangor-Jones 18 Feb 1963  
Sqn Ldr S H Cox  2 Jul 1962  
Sqn Ldr R A Denney 16 Feb 1961  
Sqn Ldr R S Lloyd  4 Jan 1963  
Air Traffic Control
Sqn Ldr R W H Charles 15 Mar1961  
Marine
Sqn Ldr L Brockman-More 25 May 1961  
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr D M Cowan 10 Nov 1962  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr M Paterson 14 May 1962 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC
Sqn Ldr L G Hurrell  1 Nov 1962  
Medical
Wg Cdr F D Campbell 13 Nov 1961 Senior Medical Officer, LRCP, LRCS, LRFPS
Sqn Ldr W B Kennedy 11 Sep 1961 MB, ChB
Meteorological
Mr E E Jessop   MSc
Technical Staff
Wg Cdr R D Romanis 26 Feb 1962 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE
Engineering Technical (Marine Craft, MT and Armament)
Sqn Ldr W G Jenkins 31 Dec 1962  
Radio
Sqn Ldr D D Martin 22 Mar 1961 OBE
Sqn Ldr F J Hoblyn  8 May 1961  
Miscellaneous Appointment
Sqn Ldr I C Murison 10 Sep 1962 OC Unit, AFC

Source - Spring 1963 Air Force List

1964

Also HQ of Maritime Air Commander, Northern Sub-Area Eastern Atlantic Area, Allied Command Atlantic (COMAIRNORLANT), HQ Maritime Air Commander, Nore Sub-Area Allied Command Channel (COMMAIRNORECHAN) and Air Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland

Location Command  
Pitreavie Castle, Rosyth, Dunfermline, Fife Coastal Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Kenneth V Garside 15 Feb 1963 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DFC, MA
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt R L B Bell 14 Oct 1963 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt Rex D Roe  1 Jul 1964 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC; later ACM
Wg Cdr E R Bangor-Jones 18 Feb 1963  
Wg Cdr R S Lloyd  6 Jan 1964  
Sqn Ldr D A Arm 20 May 1963  
Sqn Ldr B G Roberts 13 Jan 1964 AFC
Lt Cdr R B Borthwick   USN
Navigation
Sqn Ldr S H Cox 14 May 1962  
Signals
Wg Cdr S R Hodge  9 Dec 1963  
Flt Lt R H Dickson  3 Feb 1964  
Marine
Sqn Ldr L Brockman-More 25 May 1961  
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr J A Crispin 30 Sep 1963  
Training
Sqn Ldr V A Robins  1 Apr 1964  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr M Paterson 14 May 1962 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC
Sqn Ldr L G Hurrell  1 Nov 1962  
Meteorological
Mr E E Jessop   MSc
Technical Staff
Wg Cdr H R Rees 25 May 1964 Senior Technical Staff Officer, AFRAeS
Engineering Technical (Marine Craft, MT and Armament)
Sqn Ldr E R Hanslip 16 Dec 1963  
Radio
Sqn Ldr W Turner 28 Jan 1963  
Miscellaneous Appointment
Sqn Ldr I C Murison 10 Sep 1962 OC Unit, AFC
Operations/Communications Officer
Sqn Ldr F J Hoblyn  1 Feb 1963  

Source - Autumn 1964 Air Force List

1965

Also HQ of Maritime Air Commander, Northern Sub-Area Eastern Atlantic Area, Allied Command Atlantic (COMAIRNORLANT), HQ Maritime Air Commander, Nore Sub-Area Allied Command Channel (COMMAIRNORECHAN) and Air Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland

Location Command  
Pitreavie Castle, Rosyth, Dunfermline, Fife Coastal Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Kenneth V Garside 15 Feb 1963 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DFC, MA
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt

Andrew L Roberts

12 Apr 1965 ADC to AOC; later AVM
Air Staff
Gp Capt Rex D Roe  1 Jul 1964 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC; later ACM
Wg Cdr R S Lloyd  6 Jan 1964  
Wg Cdr E J A Patterson 26 Jun 1965  
Sqn Ldr D A Arm 20 May 1963  
Sqn Ldr C McI Cassels 25 Jun 1965  
Sqn Ldr B G Roberts 13 Jan 1964 AFC
Lt Cdr R B Borthwick   USN
Navigation
Sqn Ldr S H Cox 14 May 1962  
Electronics
Sqn Ldr V A Robins    
Signals
Wg Cdr S R Hodge  9 Dec 1963  
Flt Lt R B Stephen 30 Jul 1964  
Marine
Sqn Ldr T H Finn 24 Jun 1965 MMar
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr J A Crispin 30 Sep 1963  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr F Symmons 12 Oct 1964 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC, DFM
Sqn Ldr T W H Kearton 14 Jan 1965  
Medical
Gp Capt J M Ferguson 21 Sep 1964 MRCS, LRCP, DPH
Meteorological
Mr E E Jessop   MSc
Technical Staff
Wg Cdr H R Rees 25 May 1964 Senior Technical Staff Officer, AFRAeS
Engineering Technical (Marine Craft, MT and Armament)
Sqn Ldr E R Hanslip 16 Dec 1963  
Radio
Sqn Ldr L D Day 14 Dec 1964  
Miscellaneous Appointment
Sqn Ldr I C Murison 10 Sep 1962 OC Unit, AFC

Source - Autumn 1965 Air Force List

1966

Also HQ of Maritime Air Commander, Northern Sub-Area Eastern Atlantic Area, Allied Command Atlantic (COMAIRNORLANT), HQ Maritime Air Commander, Nore Sub-Area Allied Command Channel (COMMAIRNORECHAN) and Air Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland

Location Command  
Pitreavie Castle, Rosyth, Dunfermline, Fife Coastal Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Alexander V R Johnstone 25 Sep 1965 Air Officer Commanding and Air Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland, CB, DFC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt

Andrew L Roberts

12 Apr 1965 ADC to AOC; later AVM
Air Staff
Gp Capt Rex D Roe  1 Jul 1964 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC; later ACM
Wg Cdr R S Lloyd  6 Jan 1964  
Wg Cdr E J A Patterson 26 Jun 1965  
Sqn Ldr C McI Cassels 25 Jun 1965  
Sqn Ldr P V Coffey 15 Oct 1965  
Sqn Ldr B G Roberts 13 Jan 1964 AFC
Navigation
Sqn Ldr S H Cox 14 May 1962  
Electronics
Sqn Ldr V A Robins    
Signals
Wg Cdr S R Hodge  9 Dec 1963  
Flt Lt R B Stephen 30 Jul 1964  
Marine
Sqn Ldr T H Finn 24 Jun 1965 MMar
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr J A Crispin 30 Sep 1963  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr F Symmons 12 Oct 1964 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC, DFM
Sqn Ldr T W H Kearton 14 Jan 1965  
Medical
Gp Capt J M Ferguson 21 Sep 1964 MRCS, LRCP, DPH
Meteorological
Mr E E Jessop   MSc
Technical Staff
Wg Cdr H R Rees 25 May 1964 Senior Technical Staff Officer, AFRAeS
Engineering Technical (Marine Craft, MT and Armament)
Sqn Ldr E R Hanslip 16 Dec 1963  
Radio
Sqn Ldr L D Day 14 Dec 1964  
Miscellaneous Appointment
Sqn Ldr R C Wright  1 Nov 1965 OC Unit,

Source - Spring 1966 Air Force List

1967

Also HQ of Maritime Air Commander, Northern Sub-Area Eastern Atlantic Area, Allied Command Atlantic (COMAIRNORLANT), HQ Maritime Air Commander, Nore Sub-Area Allied Command Channel (COMMAIRNORECHAN) and Air Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland

Location Command  
Pitreavie Castle, Rosyth, Dunfermline, Fife Coastal Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Alexander V R Johnstone 25 Sep 1965 Air Officer Commanding and Air Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland, CB, DFC
Personal Appointment
Fg Off I MacGregor 25 Nov 1966 ADC to AOC,
Air Staff
Gp Capt Rex D Roe  1 Jul 1964 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC; later ACM
Wg Cdr J J Duncombe 25 Apr 1966 AFC
Wg Cdr E J A Patterson 26 Jun 1965  
Sqn Ldr W W Bibby  6 Jun 1966  
Sqn Ldr P V Coffey 15 Oct 1965  
Sqn Ldr C F P Thompson 14 May 1966  
Lt Cdr R E Fredrick   USN
Navigation
Sqn Ldr G K Peasley 13 Sep 1965 AFC
Electronics
Sqn Ldr A Denovan 10 Oct 1966 MBE, DFM
Signals
Wg Cdr J Rennie 18 Jul 1966  
Flt Lt R B Stephen 30 Jul 1964  
Marine
Sqn Ldr T H Finn 24 Jun 1965 MMar
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr J A Crispin 30 Sep 1963  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr W E Pettifer 25 Jan 1967 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Sqn Ldr T W H Kearton 14 Jan 1965  
Medical
Gp Capt J A B Mounsey 30 Nov 1965 MBE, MRCS, LRCP
Meteorological
Mr J M Pollock   MA
Engineering Staff
Wg Cdr J O Edwards  5 Dec1966 Senior Officer Engineering
Sqn Ldr E R Hanslip 16 Dec 1963 Group Mechanical Engineer, BSc
Sqn Ldr J W H Jones 26 Sep 1966 Group Electrical Engineer
Miscellaneous Appointment
Sqn Ldr R C Wright  1 Nov 1965 OC Unit,

Source - Spring 1967 Air Force List

1968

Also HQ of Maritime Air Commander, Northern Sub-Area Eastern Atlantic Area, Allied Command Atlantic (COMAIRNORLANT), HQ Maritime Air Commander, Nore Sub-Area Allied Command Channel (COMMAIRNORECHAN) and Air Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland

Location Command  
Pitreavie Castle, Rosyth, Dunfermline, Fife Coastal Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Alexander V R Johnstone 25 Sep 1965 Air Officer Commanding and Air Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland, CB, DFC
Personal Appointment
Fg Off I MacGregor 25 Nov 1966 ADC to AOC,
Air Staff
Gp Capt David C Saunders  9 Jun 1967 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, AFC; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr J J Duncombe 25 Apr 1966 AFC
Wg Cdr E J A Patterson 26 Jun 1965  
Sqn Ldr W W Bibby  6 Jun 1966  
Sqn Ldr P V Coffey 15 Oct 1965  
Sqn Ldr C F P Thompson 14 May 1966  
Navigation
Sqn Ldr G K Peasley 13 Sep 1965 AFC
Electronics
Sqn Ldr A Denovan 10 Oct 1966 MBE, DFM
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr P J G Elton  6 Mar1967  
Marine
Sqn Ldr J E F Williams 25 Sep 1967  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr W E Pettifer 25 Jan 1967 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Sqn Ldr M R S Cunningham 22 May 1967  
Regional Liaison Officer (Scotland)
Sqn Ldr J W Sutherland 30 Aug 1967 AFC
Meteorological
Mr J M Pollock   MA
Engineering Staff
Wg Cdr J O Edwards  5 Dec1966 Senior Officer Engineering
Sqn Ldr D A R Matthews  1 Feb 1967 Group Mechanical Engineer, BSc
Sqn Ldr J W H Jones 26 Sep 1966 Group Electrical Engineer
Miscellaneous Appointment
Sqn Ldr S A Burness 11 Sep 1967 OC Unit,

Source - 1968 Air Force List

1969

The listings for this year are currently unavailable

Source - 1969 Air Force List

The HQ at Pitrevie Castle became HQ Northern Maritime Air Region on 28 November 1969 and on the same day Coastal Command was redesignated No 18 (Maritime) Group within Strike Command

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