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HQ No 18 Group - Personnel 1970 - 1996


[1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975]

[1939 - 1945] [1946 - 1969]

This Group was reformed on 28 November 1969 by redesignating Coastal Command which was absorbed into Strike Command on the same day.

1970

Also HQ of Commander Maritime Air, Eastern Atlantic Area, Allied Command Atlantic (COMMAIREASTLANT), HQ Commander Maritime Air, Allied Command Channel (COMMAIRCHAN)

Location Command  
RAF Northwood Strike Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AM Sir Robert E Craven 28 Nov 1969 Air Officer Commanding, KBE, CB, DFC, MBIM
Personal Appointment
Sqn Ldr S W R A Key  8 Dec 1969 PSO to AOC
Flt Lt F S Bebbington 28 Nov 1969 ADC to AOC,
Air Staff
AVM Gordon Young 28 Nov 1969 Chief of Staff, CBE
Nimrod Project Team
Wg Cdr D R Lock 28 Nov 1969 OBE
Sqn Ldr D Richards 28 Nov 1969 BA
Signals Plans
Wg Cdr H J Lavery 28 Nov 1969  
Sqn Ldr A P Melbourne 28 Nov 1969  
Air Plans
Gp Capt K W J Tarrant 28 Nov 1969 DFC
Operations/Training
A/Cdre Brian G T Stanbridge 28 Nov 1969  MVO, AFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr J J Duncombe 28 Nov 1969 AFC
Wg Cdr J N Burgess 28 Nov 1969 MMar
Wg Cdr D I Fairbairn 28 Nov 1969  
Wg Cdr M H J Colman 28 Nov 1969  
Sqn Ldr T M Dyson 28 Nov 1969  
Sqn Ldr J W A Currie 28 Nov 1969  
Sqn Ldr R G Iles 28 Nov 1969 AFC
Sqn Ldr A G Scott 28 Nov 1969 MBE
Sqn Ldr J H Voaden 28 Nov 1969  
Sqn Ldr W A Westhead 28 Nov 1969  
Sqn Ldr G J Page 28 Nov 1969  
Sqn Ldr G A D Simpson 28 Nov 1969  
Sqn Ldr J W Scoble 28 Nov 1969  
Joint Acoustic Analysis Centre
Sqn Ldr C J Dyer 28 Nov 1969  
Meteorological
Mr P F Illsley   BSc
Instructors with Royal Navy
Wg Cdr D O Parry-Davies 28 Nov 1969  
Sqn Ldr J Morris 28 Nov 1969 BSc
Categorisation Board
Sqn Ldr J D Denham 28 Nov 1969  
Flight Safety Officer
Sqn Ldr E W Beer 28 Nov 1969  
Intelligence
Wg Cdr A C Moore 28 Nov 1969 CEng, MIERE, AMBIM
Sqn Ldr D A Arm 28 Nov 1969  
Security
Sqn Ldr J W P Kyle 28 Nov 1969  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt J N Kentish 28 Nov 1969 Senior Officer i/c Administration, CBE, DFC
Wg Cdr G F Clarke 28 Nov 1969  
Sqn Ldr E L Nieass 28 Nov 1969 MBE
Personnel
Sqn Ldr C P Reed 28 Nov 1969 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, DFC
Physical Fitness
Sqn Ldr P H Jones 28 Nov 1969  
Equipment Staff
Wg Cdr B E K Pemberton-Pigott 28 Nov 1969  
Sqn Ldr M A Howells 28 Nov 1969  
Sqn Ldr J E Freeman 28 Nov 1969 AMBIM
Statistics Staff
Mr L Ridley    
Engineering Staff
Gp Capt J D Palmer 28 Nov 1969 Senior Officer Engineering, OBE, BSc, CEng, MIEE, DipEl
Electrical Engineering
Wg Cdr A T Vacquier 28 Nov 1969 MIERE
Sqn Ldr R T Garton 28 Nov 1969 MBE
Sqn Ldr K W Drabble 28 Nov 1969  
Sqn Ldr D G Evans 28 Nov 1969  
Maj J E McNeil 28 Nov 1969 Canadian Forces
Mechanical Engineering
Wg Cdr R M Morton 28 Nov 1969 CEng, AFRAeS, AMBIM
Sqn Ldr R Hallums 28 Nov 1969  
Sqn Ldr J F Smith 28 Nov 1969  
Sqn Ldr C K Davis 28 Nov 1969  
Sqn Ldr R L Cator 28 Nov 1969 MBE, AFRAeS
Miscellaneous Appointment
Wg Cdr J E Jacobs 16 Dec 1968 OC RAF Northwood, OBE, AMBIM

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

It was amalgamated with No 11 Group to form No 11/18 Group on 1 April 1996.

[1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975]

[1939 - 1945] [1946 - 1969]

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