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No 22 Group Personnel, units and locations 1946 - 1972


[Oct 1949 | 1950 | 1951 | 1952 | 1953 | 1954 | 1955 | 1956 | 1957 | 1958 | 1959 | 1960 | 1961 | 1962 | 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969 | 1970 | 1971]

[1926 - 1945]

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

October 1949

Location Command Controlled
Bruntingdale Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Percy E Maitland 19 Jan 1948 Air Officer Commanding, CB, MVO, AFC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt P A Stiff  1 Feb 1949 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt E A Douglas-Jones 15 Mar 1948 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt A W Younghusband 11 Oct 1948 Senior Officer i/c Administration,

Source - October 1949 Air Force List

1950

Location Command Controlled
Bruntingdale Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Bryan V Reynolds 15 Jul 1950 Air Officer Commanding, CBE; later AM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt P A Stiff  1 Feb 1949 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt T F U Lang  3 Oct 1949 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt A W Younghusband 11 Oct 1948 Senior Officer i/c Administration,

Source - April 1950 Air Force List

1951

Location Command Controlled
Bruntingdale Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Bryan V Reynolds 15 Jul 1950 Air Officer Commanding, CBE; later AM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt P A Stiff  1 Feb 1949 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt T F U Lang  3 Oct 1949 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt R S Sweet 12 Mar1951 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE

Source - April 1951 Air Force List

1952

Location Command Controlled
Bruntingdale Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Bryan V Reynolds 15 Jul 1950 Air Officer Commanding, CBE; later AM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt P A Stiff  1 Feb 1949 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt John H T Simpson  2 Jul 1951 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, AFC; later A/Cdre
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt R S Sweet 12 Mar1951 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE

Source - April 1952 Air Force List

1953

Location Command Controlled
Bruntingdale Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Walter H Merton 25 Aug 1952 Air Officer Commanding, OBE; later ACM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt J Badeni 10 Sep 1952 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt John H T Simpson  2 Jul 1951 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, AFC; later A/Cdre
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt R S Sweet 12 Mar 1951 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE

Source - April 1953 Air Force List

1954

Location Command Controlled
Bruntingdale Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM James L F Fuller-Good  1 Dec 1953 Air Officer Commanding, CVO, CBE
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt J S Hamilton  1 Dec 1953 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt James D Ronald 15 Feb 1954 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC; later A/Cdre
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt W S Calder 15 Feb 1954 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE

Source - April & October 1954 Air Force List

1955

Location Command Controlled
Bruntingdale Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM James L F Fuller-Good  1 Dec 1953 Air Officer Commanding, CVO, CBE
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt J S Hamilton  1 Dec 1953 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt James D Ronald 15 Feb 1954 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC; later A/Cdre
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt W S Calder 15 Feb 1954 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE

Source - October 1955 Air Force List

1956

Location Command Controlled
Bruntingdale Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM James L F Fuller-Good  1 Dec 1953 Air Officer Commanding, CVO, CBE
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt J S Hamilton  1 Dec 1953 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt J F Newman 12 Dec 1955 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt G R Bowler 18 May 1955 Senior Officer i/c Administration,

Source - April 1956 Air Force List

1957

Location Command Controlled
Bruntingdale Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Roy Faville 15 Jan 1957 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt R Hoare 15 Jan 1957 ADC to AOC,
Air Staff
Gp Capt J F Newman 12 Dec 1955 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC
Wg Cdr H S Grimsey 22 Oct 1956 OBE, DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr A M Montagu-Smith 12 Jul 1956  
Sqn Ldr A G Miles 30 Jan 1956 DFC*
Sqn Ldr R J Neal 22 Oct 1956 DFC
Ground Defence
Sqn Ldr S J Furneaux 18 Feb 1957 Senior Ground Defence Staff Officer
Educational
Wg Cdr W S C Watkins  3 Sep 1956 BSc
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt G R Bowler 18 May 1955 Senior Officer i/c Administration,
Sqn Ldr E Anslow 20 Dec 1954 DFC
Staffs of the Staff (Administrative Staff)
Medical
Gp Capt P A Lee  7 May 1956 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB, DPH
Recruiting
Wg Cdr P D Scott  4 Mar 1957  
Miscellaneous Appointment
Flt Lt A S Hawrylowicz  8 Oct 1956 Camp Commandant

Source - April & July 1957 Air Force List

1958

Location Command Controlled
Bruntingdale Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Roy Faville 15 Jan 1957 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt R Hoare 15 Jan 1957 ADC to AOC,
Air Staff
Gp Capt J F Newman 12 Dec 1955 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC
Wg Cdr H S Grimsey 22 Oct 1956 OBE, DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr H T Sutton 12 May 1958 OBE, DFC
Sqn Ldr N J Keeley 18 Dec 1957  
Sqn Ldr A G Miles 30 Jan 1956 DFC*
Ground Defence
Sqn Ldr H K Penfold 31 Oct 1957 Senior Ground Defence Staff Officer
Educational
Wg Cdr W S C Watkins  3 Sep 1956 BSc
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt J W Taylor 18 Nov 1957 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE
Sqn Ldr R J Millington 30 May 1957 DFC
Staffs of the Staff (Administrative Staff)
Medical
Gp Capt G Gilchrist 20 Jan 1958 Senior Medical Officer, MB, BS
Recruiting
Wg Cdr F Vernon 21 Mar 1958 MBE
Miscellaneous Appointment
Gp Capt F F Kennedy  1 May 1957 Principal Dental Officer - Western Area, LDS
Flt Lt A S Hawrylowicz  8 Oct 1956 Camp Commandant

Source - April 1958 Air Force List

1959

Location Command Controlled
Bruntingdale Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Roy Faville 15 Jan 1957 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt R Hoare 15 Jan 1957 ADC to AOC,
Air Staff
Gp Capt D D Rogers  7 Jan 1959 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE
Wg Cdr H S Grimsey 22 Oct 1956 OBE, DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr H T Sutton 12 May 1958 OBE, DFC
Sqn Ldr N J Keeley 18 Dec 1957  
Sqn Ldr M O Bell  8 Oct 1958  
Ground Defence
Sqn Ldr H K Penfold 31 Oct 1957 Senior Ground Defence Staff Officer
Educational
Wg Cdr G G Edwards  1 Apr 1959 BA
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt J W Taylor 18 Nov 1957 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE
Sqn Ldr W M G King 20 Oct 1958 MBE, DFM
Staffs of the Staff (Administrative Staff)
Medical
Gp Capt G Gilchrist 20 Jan 1958 Senior Medical Officer, MB, BS
Recruiting
Wg Cdr F Vernon 21 Mar 1958 MBE
Statistics
Mr R Bain    
Miscellaneous Appointment
Gp Capt F F Kennedy  1 May 1957 Principal Dental Officer - Western Area, LDS
Flt Lt R W Harrison 29 May 1959 Camp Commandant

Source - October 1959 Air Force List

1960

Location Command Controlled
Bruntingdale Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Roy Faville 15 Jan 1957 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt G M Wade  6 Jan 1960 ADC to AOC, MBE
Air Staff
Gp Capt D D Rogers  7 Jan 1959 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE
Wg Cdr H S Grimsey 22 Oct 1956 OBE, DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr H T Sutton 12 May 1958 OBE, DFC
Sqn Ldr N J Keeley 18 Dec 1957  
Sqn Ldr J R Leatherdale  2 Nov 1959  
Sqn Ldr H K Penfold 31 Oct 1957 Senior Ground Defence Staff Officer
Educational
Wg Cdr G G Edwards  1 Apr 1959 BA
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt J W Taylor 18 Nov 1957 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE
Sqn Ldr W M G King 20 Oct 1958 MBE, DFM
Staffs of the Staff (Administrative Staff)
Medical
Gp Capt H C S Pimblett  7 Sep 1959 Senior Medical Officer, CBE, MD, BS, DObstRCOG
Recruiting
Wg Cdr R P ap Ellis 21 Jan 1960  
Statistics
Mr R Bain    
Miscellaneous Appointment
Gp Capt G W Hargreaves 25 Jan 1960 Principal Dental Officer - Western Area, LDS
Flt Lt R W Harrison 29 May 1959 Camp Commandant

Source - October 1960 Air Force List

1961

Location Command Controlled
Bruntingdale Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Bernard A Chacksfield 12 Sep 1960 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, AFRAeS
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt G M Wade  6 Jan 1960 ADC to AOC, MBE
Air Staff
Gp Capt D D Rogers  7 Jan 1959 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE
Wg Cdr J D Beresford 13 Jun 1960  
Wg Cdr J S Orr 18 Jul 1960 OBE
Sqn Ldr N J Keeley 18 Dec 1957  
Sqn Ldr W McDean 16 Aug 1960  
Sqn Ldr J R Leatherdale  2 Nov 1959  
Educational
Wg Cdr G G Edwards  1 Apr 1959 BA
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt G G Robinson  3 Oct 1960 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE
Sqn Ldr W M G King 20 Oct 1958 MBE, DFM
Staffs of the Staff (Administrative Staff)
Medical
Gp Capt H C S Pimblett  7 Sep 1959 Senior Medical Officer, CBE, MD, BS, DObstRCOG
Recruiting
Wg Cdr R P ap Ellis 21 Jan 1960  
Miscellaneous Appointment
Flt Lt A Baxter 24 Oct 1960 Camp Commandant

Source - January 1961 Air Force List

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Bernard A Chacksfield 12 Sep 1960 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, AFRAeS
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt G M Wade  6 Jan 1960 ADC to AOC, MBE
Air Staff
Gp Capt A E Lowe 20 Feb 1961 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, DFC
Wg Cdr J D Beresford 13 Jun 1960  
Wg Cdr J S Orr 18 Jul 1960 OBE
Sqn Ldr N J Keeley 18 Dec 1957  
Sqn Ldr J R Leatherdale  2 Nov 1959  
Sqn Ldr W F Turner 24 Apr 1961  
Educational
Wg Cdr G G Edwards  1 Apr 1959 BA
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt G G Robinson  3 Oct 1960 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE
Sqn Ldr A M Durling 28 Jan 1961  
Staffs of the Staff (Administrative Staff)
Medical
Gp Capt H C S Pimblett  7 Sep 1959 Senior Medical Officer, CBE, MD, BS, DObstRCOG
Recruiting
Wg Cdr R P ap Ellis 21 Jan 1960  
Miscellaneous Appointment
Flt Lt A Baxter 24 Oct 1960 Camp Commandant

Source - October 1961 Air Force List

Changes between October 1961 and October 1962

Medical
Gp Capt D W I Thomas  1 Jun 1961 Senior Medical Officer, CBE, MD, BS, DObstRCOG

Source - January 1962 Air Force List

1962

Location Command Controlled
Bruntingdale Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Bernard A Chacksfield 12 Sep 1960 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, AFRAeS
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt P D Raeburn 16 Feb 1962 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt A E Lowe 20 Feb 1961 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, DFC
Wg Cdr W Alexander 18 Dec 1961  
Wg Cdr J D Beresford 13 Jun 1960  
Sqn Ldr J A Clark 29 May 1961  
Sqn Ldr P G Gibson  8 Jan 1962  
Sqn Ldr J R Leatherdale  2 Nov 1959  
Educational
Wg Cdr W T Blanchard  9 Oct 1961 BSc
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt G G Robinson  3 Oct 1960 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE
Sqn Ldr A M Durling 28 Jan 1961  
Miscellaneous Appointment
Gp Capt G W Hargreaves 25 Jan 1960 Principal Dental Officer - Western Area, LDS
Flt Lt A Baxter 24 Oct 1960 Camp Commandant

Source - October 1962 Air Force List

1963

Location Command Controlled
Bruntingdale Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Albert A Case 12 Nov 1962 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt P D Raeburn 16 Feb 1962 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt A E Lowe 20 Feb 1961 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, DFC
Wg Cdr W Alexander 18 Dec 1961  
Wg Cdr J D Beresford 13 Jun 1960  
Sqn Ldr M J Burgess 31 Oct 1962  
Sqn Ldr J A Clark 29 May 1961  
Sqn Ldr H P Grinham  3 Dec 1962  
Educational
Wg Cdr W T Blanchard  9 Oct 1961 BSc
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt E R H Craven 12 Jun 1962 Senior Officer i/c Administration,
Sqn Ldr A M Durling 28 Jan 1961  
Medical
Gp Capt J L Roche 28 Sep 1962 LRCP&S, DPH
Dental
Gp Capt V H Weeks 19 Aug 1962 Principal Dental Officer - Western Area, LDSRCS
Miscellaneous Appointment
Flt Lt H W Hollands 31 Dec 1962 Camp Commandant

Source - Spring 1963 Air Force List

1964

Location Command Controlled
Bruntingdale Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Albert A Case 12 Nov 1962 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Personal Appointment
Fg Off R B Manley 15 Jun 1964 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt R J Gosnell 28 Oct 1963 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC
Wg Cdr K C Roberts 21 Jan 1963  
Sqn Ldr E E Cooper 14 Jan 1963  
Sqn Ldr D J Park  6 Jan 1964 DFM
Sqn Ldr E A Vautier 30 Jun 1964  
Educational
Wg Cdr W T Blanchard  9 Oct 1961 BSc
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt A H G Davis 13 Jan 1964 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Sqn Ldr R F Sheppard 20 Jan 1964  
Dental
Gp Capt V H Weeks 19 Aug 1962 Principal Dental Officer - Western Area, LDSRCS

Source - Autumn 1964 Air Force List

1965

Location Command Controlled
Bruntingdale Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Albert A Case 12 Nov 1962 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Personal Appointment
Fg Off R B Manley 15 Jun 1964 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt R J Gosnell 28 Oct 1963 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC
Wg Cdr P W Lovell 24 Mar 1965 DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr D J Park  6 Jan 1964 DFM
Sqn Ldr F A Smith  8 Feb 1965  
Sqn Ldr E A Vautier 30 Jun 1964  
Educational
Wg Cdr E M Allies  7 Dec 1964 MBE, DFC, BA
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt A H G Davis 13 Jan 1964 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Sqn Ldr R F Sheppard 20 Jan 1964  
Dental
Gp Capt J B Karran 21 Oct 1964 Principal Dental Officer - Western Area, LDS

Source - Autumn 1965 Air Force List

1966

Location Command Controlled
Bruntingdale Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM William V Crawford-Compton 15 Jan 1966 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, DSO*, DFC*
Personal Appointment
Fg Off R B Manley 15 Jun 1964 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt W T H Howell 24 Jan 1968 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, DFC
Wg Cdr P W Lovell 24 Mar 1965 DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr D J Park  6 Jan 1964 DFM
Sqn Ldr F A Smith  8 Feb 1965  
Sqn Ldr E A Vautier 30 Jun 1964  
Educational
Wg Cdr E M Allies  7 Dec 1964 MBE, DFC, BA
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt A H G Davis 13 Jan 1964 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Sqn Ldr S Ryan  6 Dec 1965  
Dental
Gp Capt J B Karran 21 Oct 1964 Principal Dental Officer - Western Area, LDS

Source - Spring 1966 Air Force List

1967

Location Command Controlled
Bruntingdale Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM William V Crawford-Compton 15 Jan 1966 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, DSO*, DFC*
Air Staff
Gp Capt W T H Howell 24 Jan 1968 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, DFC
Wg Cdr G Newberry 20 Jan 1966 OBE
Sqn Ldr F A Smith  8 Feb 1965  
Sqn Ldr E A Vautier 30 Jun 1964  
Educational
Wg Cdr J D Jolly 16 Jan 1967 MBE, MA
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt H R Edge 17 Oct 1966 Senior Officer i/c Administration, AFC
Sqn Ldr J R Milne  9 Oct 1967 MBE
Dental
Gp Capt J B Karran 21 Oct 1964 Principal Dental Officer - Western Area, LDS

Source - Spring 1967 Air Force List

1968

Location Command Controlled
Bruntingdale Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM William V Crawford-Compton 15 Jan 1966 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, DSO*, DFC*
Air Staff
Gp Capt W T H Howell 24 Jan 1968 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, DFC
Wg Cdr E M Sparrow 18 Sep 1967 DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr F A Smith  8 Feb 1965  
Sqn Ldr E A Vautier 30 Jun 1964  
Educational
Wg Cdr J D Jolly 16 Jan 1967 MBE, MA
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt H R Edge 17 Oct 1966 Senior Officer i/c Administration, AFC
Sqn Ldr J R Milne  9 Oct 1967 MBE

Source - Spring 1968 Air Force List

1969

The listings for this year are currently unavailable

Source - October 1969 Air Force List

1970

Location Command Controlled
Bruntingdale Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Eric Plumtree  1 Jan 1970 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DFC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt T J L Gauvain 30 Jun 1969 ADC to AOC, MA
Air Staff
Gp Capt D A Maddox  5 Jul 1968 Senior Air Staff Officer, MBIM
Wg Cdr B J Scowen 15 May 1968 DFC
Wg Cdr J D Jolly  1 Jun 1968 MBE, MA
Wg Cdr D C Furse 30 Dec 1968 DFC
Sqn Ldr T C Porteous  1 Jul 1968  
Sqn Ldr D A Wood  1 Jul 1968  
Sqn Ldr R A Lewis 12 May 1969 BA
Sqn Ldr J R Powell 25 Aug 1969  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt B G Martin 11 Nov 1968 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE
Sqn Ldr J R Milne  9 Oct 1967 MBE
Engineering Staff
Sqn Ldr J R C Spencer  1 Jun 1968 Senior Officer Engineering
Regional Liaison Officer (No 9 Region)
Sqn Ldr W K Owen 11 Aug 1969 AFC, DFM

Source - Spring 1970 Air Force List

1971

Source - Spring 1971 Air Force List

It disbanded on 31 January 1972.

It reformed on 30 October 2006 at RAF Innsworth and moved to High Wycombe in late 2007.

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