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HQ No 224 Group Personnel, locations and units


[Dec 1943 | Jun 1944 | Jun 1945 | 1957 | 1958 | 1959 | 1960 | 1961 | 1962 | 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968]

This Group was originally formed on 3 February 1942 as No 224 (Fighter) Group to control the air units defending Singapore.  Later that month it moved to Batavia and ceased to exist, being officially disbanded at Mingaladon on 28 March 1942.

It was reformed on 1 April 1942 at Belvedere House, Calcutta to control fighter assets covering Assam and Bengal.  It became No 224 (Composite) Group at Chittagong on 9 December 1942 and by March 1943 this had changed to No 224 (Tactical) Group.

December 1943

Location Command Controlled
Chittagong Air Forces in India
  • Unable to list units at present

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A Gray Alexander Gray  2 Jan 1943 Air Officer Commanding, MC, later AVM
Personal Appointment
Plt Off L W T Gibbs  4 Nov 1942 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt D M Fleming 22 Feb 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer
Wg Cdr P K Devitt 18 Oct 1942  
Sqn Ldr J H Iremonger  9 Dec 1942 DFC
Sqn Ldr E L A Walter  3 Dec 1942 DFC, AFC
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr G E Newton  1 Oct 1942  
Staffs of the Services
Armament
Sqn Ldr R G Prier 28 Jun 1942  
Signals
Wg Cdr W D Melvin 10 Jan 1943  
Medical
Sqn Ldr G A Baker 10 April 1943 Senior Medical Officer, MB, BS

Source - December 1943 Confidential Air Force List

Control was transferred to HQ, 3rd Tactical Air Force on 11 December 1943.  It continued to move forward to keep pace with the Allied advance

June 1944

Location Command Controlled
Chittagong Eastern Air Command

Wings: -

  • No 165 Wing - Jalia

  • No 166 Wing - Chittagong

  • No 167 Wing - Ramu

  • No 169 Wing - Fenny

  • No 177 Wing - Agartala

  • No 182 Wing - Chittagong

Squadrons: -

  • No 20 Squadron

  • No 30 Squadron

  • No 31 Squadron

  • No 60 Squadron

  • No 62 Squadron

  • No 79 Squadron

  • No 82 Squadron

  • No 134 Squadron

  • No 136 Squadron

  • No 152 Squadron

  • No 177 Squadron

  • No 194 Squadron

  • No 211 Squadron

  • No 258 Squadron

  • No 615 Squadron

  • No 656 Squadron

  • No 987 (Barrage Balloon) Squadron

  • No 2941 Squadron, RAF Regiment - Agartala

  • No 2942 Squadron, RAF Regiment - Ramu

  • No 2944 Squadron, RAF Regiment - Dohazari

  • No 2945 Squadron, RAF Regiment - Fenny

  • No 2946 Squadron, RAF Regiment - Chittagong

Other Units: -

  • No 1583 (Calibration) Flight - Chittagong

  • No 5 Operations Room - Chittagong

  • No 6 Operations Room - Agartala

  • No 7 Operations Room - Ramu

  • No 10 Operations Room - Jalia

  • No 21 Operations Room - Chittagong

  • No 226 Air Sea Rescue Unit - Chittagong

  • No 227 Air Sea Rescue Unit - Maiskal Island

  • No 1 Bomb Disposal Squad - Nazir

  • No 2 Bomb Disposal Squad - Chittagong

  • No 3 Bomb Disposal Squad - Dohazari

  • No 5 Bomb Disposal Squad - Fenny

  • No 7 Bomb Disposal Squad - Comilla

  • No 15 Bomb Disposal Squad - Chittagong

  • No 6 Meteorological Forecast Centre - Comilla

  • No 79 Refuelling and Re-Arming Party - Agartala

  • No 81 Refuelling and Re-Arming Party - Fenny

  • No 82 Refuelling and Re-Arming Party - Bawli Bazaar

  • No 83 Refuelling and Re-Arming Party - Chittagong

  • No 85 Refuelling and Re-Arming Party - Dohazari

  • No 86 Refuelling and Re-Arming Party - Ramu

  • No 61 Mobile Field Hospital - Chittagong

  • No 62 Mobile Field Hospital - Cox's Bazaar

  • No 22 Air Support Control - Bawli Bazaar

  • No 6 Base Postal Unit - Chittagong

  • No 3 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit - Agartala

  • No 5 Transit Camp - Chittagong

  • No 6 Transit Camp - Dohazari

  • No 7 Transit Camp - Cox's Bazaar

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Alexander Gray  2 Jan 1943 Air Officer Commanding, MC, later AVM
Personal Appointment
Plt Off A Reyner 29 Jun 1943 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt John D Miller 20 Dec 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer, later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr H M Stephen 21Mar1943 DSO, DFC
Wg Cdr D K Banks 22 Dec 1943 AFC
Wg Cdr A McLaren 11 Oct 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr A Webster 20 Jun 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr J A Busbridge  5 Sep 1943  
Sqn Ldr Neil Cameron  5 Oct 1943 later MRAF
Sqn Ldr J P Hallett 11 Jun 1943  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr G E Newton  1 Oct 1942 Organisation
Sqn Ldr A H Barber 14 Mar 1943  
Sqn Ldr A Terry 13 Aug 1943 Personnel
Sqn Ldr C G Martin 19Aug 1943  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Sqn Ldr W R Morgans  2 Oct 1943  
Armament
Sqn Ldr H G Paul 29Sep 1943 DFC
Signals
Wg Cdr G A Mills 22 Aug 1943  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr J H Sullivan 17 Nov 1943  
Accountant
Sqn Ldr H Bamforth 18 Oct 1943  
Medical
Wg Cdr G A Baker 10 April 1943 Senior Medical Officer, MB, BS
Sqn Ldr C E Waterman 12 Mar 1943 MRCS, LRCP
RAF Regiment
Sqn Ldr G Andrews 15 Jul 1943 MC
Miscellaneous Appointments
Flt Lt L G Robinson   Deputy Assistant Provost Marshal

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

June 1945

Location Command Controlled
Cox's Bazaar AHQ Burma
  • Unable to list units at present

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM The Earl of Bandon 19 Jul 1944 Air Officer Commanding, DSO; later ACM
A/Cdre Horace Waring 25 Apr 1945 Air Officer i/c Administration
Personal Appointment
Flt Off S Franklin  1 Jul 1944 Personal Assistant to AOC, WAAF
Air Staff
A/Cdre George K Horner 18 Apr 1945 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC
Gp Capt H B Pleasance  6 Feb 1945 DFC
Wg Cdr W B Murray 25 Oct 1944 DFC
Wg Cdr T C Parker 21 Jul 1944  
Sqn Ldr E TRrumper  1 Dec 1944  
Sqn Ldr D V G Rees 13 Dec 1944  
Sqn Ldr D T Lees  9 Dec 1944  
Sqn Ldr R Mayes 15 Dec 1944  
Sqn Ldr D B F Nicholls 23 Nov 1944 DFC
Sqn Ldr F G Land  1 Feb 1944  
Sqn Ldr D S Brown  8 Dec 1944  
Sqn Ldr R L Collins 28 Jul 1944  
Sqn Ldr B G R Palma 20 Feb 1944  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt J B Lynch 18 Dec 1944 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Wg Cdr D H Cross 15 Dec 1944 Organisation
Sqn Ldr F C Turnham 30 Nov 1944  
Sqn Ldr A C Torry 13 Aug 1943  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Sqn Ldr W R Morgans  2 Oct 1943  
Signals
Wg Cdr J C Bevan 14 Jul 1944  
Sqn Ldr A E H Cooper  3 Jan 1944  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr E G B Hughes  6 Oct 1944  
Accountant
Sqn Ldr R H Harris  5 Jan 1945  
Medical
Wg Cdr J G Field 12 Aug 1944 MB, ChB, MRCS, LRCP
Educational
Mr P R W Tidmarsh 16 Jun 1942 MA, RAFVR
Meteorological
Sqn Ldr H T D Holgate    
RAF Regiment
Wg Cdr W A Allen 21 Sep 1944
Miscellaneous Appointments
Flt Lt L G Robinson   Deputy Assistant Provost Marshal

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

It was at Kelanang by September 1945 and took part on operation Zipper, the invasion of Malaya, setting up Telok Datok on 14 September before establishing itself at Kuala Lumpur four days later, where it was disbanded by being redesignated AHQ Malaya on 1 October 1945.

It was reformed on 31 August 1957 from AHQ Malaya at Kuala Lumper.

1958

Location Controlled
Kuala Lumper

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM V E Hancock 11 Jun 1957 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DFC, RAAF

Personal Appointment

Fg Off B M Thomas  7 Jun 1957 ADC to AOC, RAAF
Air Staff
A/Cdre A C Stewart  2 Dec 1957 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC, RNZAF
Gp Capt Alexander V R Johnstone 29 Dec 1955 DFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr E Garrad-Cole  8 Jan 1957 MC
Wg Cdr D L Harvey 28 Apr 1957
Wg Cdr Richard G Wakeford 29 Dec 1955 AFC; later AM
Sqn Ldr G Arkley xx Aug 1956
Sqn Ldr J W Barling 16 Sep 1957 DSO, DFC
Sqn Ldr J J Barr 24 Feb 1956
Sqn Ldr S A Barrett xx Jul 1957
Sqn Ldr K G Brinsley  8 Apr 1956 RAAF
Sqn Ldr D R Frostick 24 Oct 1955
Sqn Ldr A T Newman xx Dec 1957
Maj G D Meiklejohn Royal Signals, MBE
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr R S Nichol  6 Apr 1956  
Ground Defence
Sqn Ldr P A Brewer 23 Apr 1956 Senior Ground Defence Staff Officer
Weapons
Sqn Ldr T A Warren 14 Aug 1956
Flight Safety
Sqn Ldr D O Miller 22 May 1956
Reserve Forces
Sqn Ldr H J Cobb 11 Jan 1957 DSO, DFC, AFC
Fighter Control
Sqn Ldr G H Francis  1 Apr 1957 DFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt K W Niblett 20 Sep 1955 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC
Organisation
Sqn Ldr S G Nunn 28 Jun 1956 DFC
Personnel
Sqn Ldr M Hoyle xx Jul 1956 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Equipment
Sqn Ldr T G Lee  8 May 1955  
Staffs of the Services (Administrative Staff)
Educational
Sqn Ldr C Davies 17 Sep 1957 BSc
Works
Wg Cdr Vacant    
Provost
Sqn Ldr R H Fox xx Oct 1956 Deputy Assistant Provost Marshal

Technical Staff

Wg Cdr S Williams xx Aug 1955 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE
Sqn Ldr L M Pankhurst 13 Sep 1956 MBE

Radio

Wg Cdr A Fry xx Aug 1955 BSc
Sqn Ldr A G W Williams 14 May 1957 BSc

Armament

Sqn Ldr G W Spiers 10 Mar 1955 MBE

Source - January 1958 Air Force List

1959

Location Controlled
Kuala Lumper

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM V E Hancock 11 Jun 1957 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DFC, RAAF

Personal Appointment

Fg Off B M Thomas  7 Jun 1957 ADC to AOC, RAAF
Air Staff
A/Cdre A C Stewart  2 Dec 1957 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC, RNZAF
Gp Capt Vacant    
Wg Cdr E Garrad-Cole  8 Jan 1957 MC
Wg Cdr D L Harvey 28 Apr 1957
Sqn Ldr J W Barling 16 Sep 1957 DSO, DFC
Sqn Ldr S A Barrett xx Jul 1957
Sqn Ldr P G Gladstone 18 Jul 1958
Sqn Ldr A T Newman xx Dec 1957
Sqn Ldr R K Parkinson 21 Oct 1957
Sqn Ldr J R Spiers 20 Jun 1958
Maj G D Meiklejohn Royal Signals, MBE
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr D J Carruthers 19 Aug 1958  
Ground Defence
Sqn Ldr R F Duncombe 30 Jul 1958 Senior Ground Defence Staff Officer
Weapons
Sqn Ldr R Street 19 Mar 1958
Reserve Forces
Sqn Ldr H J Cobb 11 Jan 1957 DSO, DFC, AFC
Fighter Control
Sqn Ldr G H Francis  1 Apr 1957 DFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt Peter A Hughes  9 Jan 1958 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC; later A/Cdre
Organisation
Sqn Ldr S G Nunn 28 Jun 1956 DFC
Personnel
Sqn Ldr M Hoyle xx Jul 1956 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Equipment
Sqn Ldr D P Matthews 20 Nov 1957  
Staffs of the Services (Administrative Staff)
Educational
Sqn Ldr C Davies 17 Sep 1957 BSc
Works
Wg Cdr Vacant    
Provost
Sqn Ldr R H Fox xx Oct 1956 Deputy Assistant Provost Marshal

Technical Staff

Wg Cdr F W Walker 21 Jan 1958 Senior Technical Staff Officer, MBE
Sqn Ldr L M Pankhurst 13 Sep 1956 MBE

Radio

Wg Cdr H Clark 29 Dec 1957  
Sqn Ldr F Cotterill 26 Aug 1958 BSc

Armament

Sqn Ldr S E Fawson 17 Jan 1958

Source - January 1959 Air Force List

It moved to RAF Seletar on 31 March 1959.

1960

Location Controlled
Kuala Lumper

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Ronald A R Rae 15 Jun 1959 Air Officer Commanding, CB, OBE

Personal Appointment

Flt Lt P Carter 11 Mary 1959 ADC to AOC,
Air Staff
A/Cdre A C Stewart  2 Dec 1957 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC, RNZAF
Wg Cdr R A E Allen 21 Nov 1959 AFC*
Wg Cdr H Clark 29 Dec 1957
Sqn Ldr J W Barling 16 Sep 1957 DSO, DFC
Sqn Ldr S A Barrett xx Jul 1957
Sqn Ldr P G Gladstone 18 Jul 1958
Sqn Ldr D C Hurst DFC, RAAF
Sqn Ldr A T Newman xx Dec 1957
Sqn Ldr R K Parkinson 21 Oct 1957
Maj G D Meiklejohn Royal Signals, MBE
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr D J Carruthers 19 Aug 1958  
Ground Defence
Sqn Ldr R F Duncombe 30 Jul 1958 Senior Ground Defence Staff Officer
Weapons
Sqn Ldr R Street 19 Mar 1958
Fighter Control
Sqn Ldr A R Daw 19 Sep 1959  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt R N G Allen 25 Nov 1959 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC
Organisation
Sqn Ldr R E Abbott  8 Jun 1959  
Personnel
Sqn Ldr J J Canning 29 Nov 1958 DFC
Equipment
Sqn Ldr D P Matthews 20 Nov 1957  
Staffs of the Services (Administrative Staff)
Educational
Sqn Ldr Vacant    

Technical Staff

Wg Cdr F W Walker 21 Jan 1958 Senior Technical Staff Officer, MBE
Sqn Ldr F H ?Perry  9 Mar 1957 MBE

Radio

Wg Cdr H Clark 29 Dec 1957  

Armament

Sqn Ldr S E Fawson 17 Jan 1958

Source - January 1960 Air Force List

1961

Location Command Controlled
RAF Seletar, Singapore Far East Air Force
  • Unable to list units at present

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Ronald A R Rae 15 Jun 1959 Air Officer Commanding, CB, OBE
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt P Carter 11 May 1959 ADC to AOC,
Air Staff
A/Cdre T F Gill 30 Sep 1960 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, RNZAF
Wg Cdr R A E Allen 21 Nov 1959 AFC*
Sqn Ldr G H Deacon  6 Jan 1960  
Sqn Ldr J I Hamill  1 Oct 1959  
Sqn Ldr W J T Henderson  5 Apr 1960  
Sqn Ldr K J Nicholson 15 Feb 1960  
Sqn Ldr H Pears 10 Sep 1960 DFC
Sqn Ldr R Street 19 Mar 1958  
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr D J Carruthers 19 Aug 1958  
Signals
Sqn Ldr A S Mohan  1 Jan 1961  
Fighter Control
Sqn Ldr A R Daw 19 Sep 1959  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt R N G Allen 25 Nov 1959 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC
Organisation
Sqn Ldr J B McWilliams 26 Mar 1960  
Personnel
Sqn Ldr J J Canning 29 Nov 1958 DFC
Equipment
Sqn Ldr R M R Gilbert  3 May 1960  
Technical Staff
Gp Capt Richard T Morison  1 Jan 1961 Senior Technical Staff Officer, MBE; later AVM
Sqn Ldr G Pierce  5 Nov 1960  
Signals
Sqn Ldr A W Hannaford 29 Dec 1960  
Armament
Sqn Ldr F A Battley 21 Jun 1960  

Source - January 1961 Air Force List

1962

Location Command Controlled
RAF Seletar, Singapore Far East Air Force
  • Unable to list units at present

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Ronald A R Rae 15 Jun 1959 Air Officer Commanding, CB, OBE
Personal Appointment
Fg Off J M Nokes 22 May 1961 ADC to AOC,
Air Staff
A/Cdre T F Gill 30 Sep 1960 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, RNZAF
Wg Cdr J M Ayshford  6 Nov 1961 DFC
Wg Cdr B W Taylor  7 Dec 1960 DFC
Sqn Ldr G H Deacon  6 Jan 1960  
Sqn Ldr J L Dillon  5 Nov 1960  
Sqn Ldr W J T Henderson  5 Apr 1960  
Sqn Ldr K J Nicholson 15 Feb 1960  
Sqn Ldr H Pears 10 Sep 1960 DFC
Sqn Ldr S T G Price 25 Jun 1961 AFM
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr G G Robinson 27 Jan 1961  
Signals
Wg Cdr L G Goody 16 Apr 1961 DFC
Fighter Control
Sqn Ldr A R Daw 19 Sep 1959  
Meteorological
Mr F A Sharp   BSc
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt R N G Allen 25 Nov 1959 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC
Organisation
Sqn Ldr J B McWilliams 26 Mar 1960  
Personnel
Sqn Ldr W E Boteler  8 Apr 1961 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, DFC
Equipment
Sqn Ldr R M R Gilbert  3 May 1960  
Technical Staff
Wg Cdr J W Hume  8 Apr 1961 Senior Technical Staff Officer,
Sqn Ldr G Pierce  5 Nov 1960  
Signals
Sqn Ldr A W Hannaford 29 Dec 1960  
Armament
Sqn Ldr F A Battley 21 Jun 1960  

Source - January 1962 Air Force List

1963

Location Command Controlled
RAF Seletar, Singapore Far East Air Force
  • Unable to list units at present

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM F Headlam 24 Jul 1962 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, RAAF
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt M A Turnbull 20 Jun 1962 ADC to AOC, RAAF
Air Staff
A/Cdre Thomas N Stack  4 Dec 1962 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC; later ACM
Operations
Wg Cdr J M Ayshford  6 Nov 1961 DFC
Wg Cdr B W Taylor  7 Dec 1960 DFC
Wg Cdr G M Malony 11Aug 1962  
Sqn Ldr R F Hillier 28 Aug 1962  
Sqn Ldr L U Matthews 30 Jul 1962  
Sqn Ldr S T G Price 25 Jun 1961 AFM
Sqn Ldr N G Sewell 28 Dec 1960  
Sqn Ldr C J Tedder 30 Sep 1962 DFC
Navigation
Sqn Ldr M J Middlemist  1 Apr 1963  
Maj E C Beacroft   Royal Australian Infantry, MBE
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr G G Robinson 27 Jan 1961  
Signals
Wg Cdr L G Goody 16 Apr 1961 DFC
Sqn Ldr J W Jarrett 10 Jun 1962 RAAF
Fighter Control
Sqn Ldr D J Everett 12 Feb 1962  
Movements
Sqn Ldr H W Robinson 24 Oct 1962  
Meteorological
Mr P F McAllen    
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt R J Walker 25 Jan 1962 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DSO
Organisation
Sqn Ldr R R Austin 31 Aug 1962  
Personnel
Sqn Ldr W E Boteler  8 Apr 1961 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, DFC
Equipment
Sqn Ldr R M Rogers xx Jan 1963  
Technical Staff
Wg Cdr J W Hume  8 Apr 1961 Senior Technical Staff Officer,
Sqn Ldr G Pierce  5 Nov 1960 AFRAeS
Radio
Sqn Ldr A W Hannaford 29 Dec 1960  
Armament
Sqn Ldr J A M MacBean  3 Dec 1962 MBE

Source - Spring 1963 Air Force List

1964

Location Command Controlled
RAF Seletar, Singapore Far East Air Force
  • Unable to list units at present

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM F Headlam 24 Jul 1962 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, RAAF
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt M A Turnbull 20 Jun 1962 ADC to AOC, RAAF
Air Staff
A/Cdre Thomas N Stack  4 Dec 1962 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC; later ACM
Operations
Wg Cdr E K Adair  7 Apr 1963  
Wg Cdr G M Malony 11Aug 1962  
Wg Cdr S J Rawlins  8 Apr 1964 DFC
Sqn Ldr D A R Green 11 Nov 1963  
Sqn Ldr R F Hillier 28 Aug 1962  
Sqn Ldr K N Rice 26 Aug 1963  
Sqn Ldr G A D Simpson  8  Jun 1964  
Sqn Ldr C J Tedder 30 Sep 1962 DFC
Sqn Ldr D Wood 28 Jul 1964 MBE
Maj D J Mannion   Royal Australian Infantry
Navigation
Sqn Ldr M J Middlemist  1 Apr 1963  
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr B H Walker 20 Jan 1964 DFC
Signals
Wg Cdr M J Underhill  1 Nov 1963  
Sqn Ldr J W Jarrett 10 Jun 1962 RAAF
Fighter Control
Sqn Ldr G C Knowles 22 Jun 1964  
Air Traffic Control
Sqn Ldr A M Pollitt 15 Aug 1963 MBE
Flight Safety
Sqn Ldr G Murphy  1 Apr 1963  
Movements
Sqn Ldr H W Robinson 24 Oct 1962  
Meteorological
Mr J H Albion 11 Aug 1963  
Regiment
Sqn Ldr M J Harnetty  1 Sep 1963  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt Harold E White 26 Jun 1964 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC**, AFC; later A/Cdre
Organisation
Sqn Ldr R R Austin 31 Aug 1962  
Personnel
Sqn Ldr R New  2 Apr 1963 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, DFC
Equipment
Sqn Ldr R M Rogers  8 Jan 1963  
Technical Staff
Wg Cdr J B Yates  3 Jan 1964 Senior Technical Staff Officer, AFRAeS
Sqn Ldr R Christie 28 Apr 1963 AFRAeS
Radio
Sqn Ldr H Lanning 19 Jun 1963 DFC
Armament
Sqn Ldr J A M MacBean  3 Dec 1962 MBE
Plans
Sqn Ldr F A E Cramp 11 Jul 1963  

Source - Autumn 1964 Air Force List

1965

Location Command Controlled
RAF Seletar, Singapore Far East Air Force
  • Unable to list units at present

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Christopher N Foxley-Norris 30 Nov 1964 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DSO, OBE, MA; later ACM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt Brian N J Speed 20 Nov 1964 ADC to AOC; later A/Cdre
Air Staff
A/Cdre S J Quill xx Jan 1965 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, DFC, RNZAF
Operations
Wg Cdr E K Adair  7 Apr 1963  
Wg Cdr S J Rawlins  8 Apr 1964 DFC
Wg Cdr R J S Spooner 14 Feb 1965 AFC
Wg Cdr D Wood  1 Jul 1965 MBE
Sqn Ldr C J Barrey  1 Jan 1965 DFC, AFC, DFM
Sqn Ldr D A R Green 11 Nov 1963  
Sqn Ldr N C R Price 22 Mar 1965  
Sqn Ldr G A D Simpson  8  Jun 1964  
Maj D J Mannion   Royal Australian Infantry
Navigation
Sqn Ldr M J Middlemist 14 Apr 1963  
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr B H Walker 20 Jan 1964 DFC
Communications and Electronics
Wg Cdr M J Underhill  1 Nov 1963  
Sqn Ldr Q J Foster 14 Dec 1964 RAAF
Air Traffic Control
Sqn Ldr A M Pollitt 15 Aug 1963 MBE
Flight Safety
Sqn Ldr G Murphy  1 Apr 1963  
Movements
Sqn Ldr K Taylor 26 Mar 1965 DFC
Meteorological
Mr J H Albion 11 Aug 1963  
Regiment
Sqn Ldr M J Harnetty  1 Sep 1963  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt Harold E White 26 Jun 1964 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC**, AFC; later A/Cdre
Plans
Sqn Ldr D H Warren 20 Jan 1965  
Personnel
Sqn Ldr G S Lau 13 Jun 1965 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, OBE
Equipment
Sqn Ldr R M Rogers  8 Jan 1963  
Technical Staff
Wg Cdr J B Yates  3 Jan 1964 Senior Technical Staff Officer, AFRAeS
Sqn Ldr R Christie 28 Apr 1963 AFRAeS
Radio
Sqn Ldr H Lanning 19 Jun 1963 DFC
Armament
Sqn Ldr R B Terry 20 May 1965 BSc, AFRAeS
Plans
Sqn Ldr F A E Cramp 11 Jul 1963  

Source - Autumn 1965 Air Force List

1966

Location Command Controlled
RAF Seletar, Singapore Far East Air Force
  • Unable to list units at present

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Christopher N Foxley-Norris 30 Nov 1964 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DSO, OBE, MA; later ACM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt Brian N J Speed 20 Nov 1964 ADC to AOC; later A/Cdre
Air Staff
A/Cdre S J Quill xx Jan 1965 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, DFC, RNZAF
Operations
Wg Cdr C Bartlett 19 Jan 1966 AFC
Wg Cdr D R Corley 28 Oct 1965  
Wg Cdr R J S Spooner 14 Feb 1965 AFC
Sqn Ldr Dennis Allison  1 Apr 1967 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr C J Barrey  1 Jan 1965 DFC, AFC, DFM
Sqn Ldr D A R Green 11 Nov 1963  
Sqn Ldr A E Heggen  3 Jan 1966 RAAF
Sqn Ldr D S Lockhart  1 Oct 1965 DFC
Sqn Ldr N C R Price 22 Mar 1965  
Sqn Ldr G A D Simpson  8  Jun 1964  
Sqn Ldr B C Swinton-Bland  1 Jul 1965 MBE
Maj D J Mannion   Royal Australian Infantry
Navigation
Sqn Ldr D J Dawes  1 Oct 1965  
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr B H Walker 20 Jan 1964 DFC
Communications and Electronics
Wg Cdr M J Underhill  1 Nov 1963  
Sqn Ldr Q J Foster 14 Dec 1964 RAAF
Air Traffic Control
Sqn Ldr A M Pollitt 15 Aug 1963 MBE
Flight Safety
Sqn Ldr G Murphy  1 Apr 1963  
Movements
Sqn Ldr K Taylor 26 Mar 1965 DFC
Meteorological
Mr J H Albion    
Regiment
Sqn Ldr M J Harnetty  1 Sep 1963  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt Harold E White 26 Jun 1964 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC**, AFC; later A/Cdre
Plans
Sqn Ldr G A P Gordine 30 Aug 1965  
Personnel
Sqn Ldr G S Lau 13 Jun 1965 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, OBE
Equipment
Sqn Ldr K Fitton  1 Dec 1965  
Technical Staff
Wg Cdr J B Yates  3 Jan 1964 Senior Technical Staff Officer, AFRAeS
Sqn Ldr G B Tyler 21 Oct 1965 MBE, BSc, AFRAeS, DCAe
Radio
Sqn Ldr D R Watt 24 Nov 1965  
Armament
Sqn Ldr R B Terry 20 May 1965 BSc, AFRAeS
Plans
Sqn Ldr CC Hopkins 10 Jan 1966  

Source - Spring 1966 Air Force List

1967

Location Command Controlled
RAF Seletar, Singapore Far East Air Force
  • Unable to list units at present

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Christopher N Foxley-Norris 30 Nov 1964 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DSO, OBE, MA; later ACM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt Brian N J Speed 20 Nov 1964 ADC to AOC; later A/Cdre
Air Staff
A/Cdre S J Quill xx Jan 1965 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, DFC, RNZAF
Operations
Gp Capt D Wood 28 Jun 1964 MBE
Maj P F Alcock 19 Nov 1965 Inniskillings
Plans
Sqn Ldr N C R Price 22 Mar 1965  
Sqn Ldr A E Heggen  3 Jan 1966 RAAF
Offensive Support
Wg Cdr R J S Spooner 14 Feb 1965 AFC
Sqn Ldr Dennis Allison  1 Apr 1967 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr G A D Simpson  8  Jun 1964  
Transport Operations
Wg Cdr D R Corley 28 Oct 1965  
Sqn Ldr J M Charlesworth 17 Dec 1964  
Sqn Ldr G A P Gordine 30 Aug 1965  
Operations
Sqn Ldr C J Barrey  1 Jan 1965 DFC, AFC, DFM
Brigade Air  Support Operations
Sqn Ldr D S Lockhart  1 Oct 1965 DFC
Navigation
Sqn Ldr D J Dawes  1 Oct 1965  
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr J E Walton 22 Jul 1966 MBE
Air Traffic Control
Sqn Ldr G C Richmond  1 Apr 1966  
Flight Safety
Sqn Ldr D Stinton  5 Dec 1965 MBE, AFRAeS
Movements
Sqn Ldr K Taylor 26 Mar 1965 DFC
Meteorological
Sqn Ldr J B O'Kane 27 Aug 1966  
Communications and Electronics
Wg Cdr R G Little 30 Apr 1966 MBE
Sqn Ldr Q J Foster 14 Dec 1964 RAAF
Sqn Ldr L W Brighton  2 Jan 1967 RAAF
Regiment
Sqn Ldr J F McDonnell 14 Mar 1966  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt T D Sanderson 14 Nov 1966 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE, AFC
Plans
Sqn Ldr G H Burleigh 28 Mar 1966 AFC
Personnel
Sqn Ldr G S Lau 13 Jun 1965 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, OBE
Equipment
Sqn Ldr K Fitton  1 Dec 1965  
Technical Staff
Wg Cdr A W Pawson 13 Jun 1966 Senior Technical Staff Officer,
Sqn Ldr G B Tyler 21 Oct 1965 MBE, BSc, AFRAeS, DCAe
Plans
Sqn Ldr CC Hopkins 10 Jan 1966  
Armament
Sqn Ldr R B Terry 20 May 1965 BSc, AFRAeS

Source - Spring 1967 Air Force List

1968

Location Command Controlled
RAF Seletar, Singapore Far East Air Force
  • Unable to list units at present

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM B A Eaton  4 Mar 1967 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DSO*, DFC, RAAF
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt J W Sexton  4 Mar 1967 ADC to AOC, RAAF
Air Staff
A/Cdre Vacant   Senior Air Staff Officer,
Operations
Gp Capt T D Sanderson 25 Nov 1966 OBE, AFC
Maj P F Alcock 19 Nov 1965 Inniskillings
Plans
Sqn Ldr A E Heggen  3 Jan 1966 RAAF
Sqn Ldr L W Brighton 16 Jan 1967 RAAF
Sqn Ldr P MacD Randolph  4 Sep 1967  
Offensive Support
Wg Cdr Dennis Allison  1 Apr 1967 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr P C Little 13 Feb 1967  
Transport Support
Wg Cdr H W Guile  8 Jan 1968  
Sqn Ldr P R Bond  9 Oct 1967  
Sqn Ldr G A P Gordine 30 Aug 1965  
Brigade Air  Support Operations
Sqn Ldr D S Lockhart  1 Oct 1965 DFC
Sqn Ldr S D Glassey    

Source - Spring 1968 Air Force List

It disbanded on 1 October 1968

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