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HQ No 38 Group Personnel, locations and units


[Dec 1943 | Jun 1944 | Jun 1945 | Oct 1949 | 1950 | 1960 | 1961 | 1962 | 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969 | 1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975]

This was formed as No 38 (Airborne Forces) Group on 11 October 1943 from No 38 Wing at RAF Netheravon within Tactical Air Force, Fighter Command.  It was transferred to the control of HQ Allied Expeditionary Air Force on 15 November 1943.

December 1943

Location Command Controlled
Netheravon Allied Expeditionary Air Force
  • SHQ RAF Ashbourne

    • No 42 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Netheravon

    • No 1 Heavy Glider Maintenance Unit

    • No 1 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit

    • No 2 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit

    • No 4 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit

  • SHQ RAF Ringway

    • Parachute Training School

  • SHQ RAF Stoney Cross

    • No 297 Squadron

    • No 299 Squadron

  • No 295 Squadron - Hurn

  • No 296 Squadron - Hurn

  • No 298 Squadron - Tarrant Rushton

  • No 570 Squadron - Hurn

  • Airborne Forces Tactical Development Unit - Tarrant Rushton

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Leslie N Hollinghurst  6 Nov 1943 Air Officer Commanding, CB, OBE, DFC; later ACM
Air Staff
A/Cdre F M Bladin  3 Dec 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, RAAF
Gp Capt R B Wardman 23 May 1943 OBE, DFC
Wg Cdr N B Hallmark  8 Aug 1943 DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr H T Sutton  8 Nov 1943 OBE, DFC
Wg Cdr R W Hurst 15 Jun 1943  
Sqn Ldr L Wright 14 Dec 1942  
Sqn Ldr T C Musgrave 30 Oct 1943  
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr R E C Cadman 26 Jan 1943 Organisation
Sqn Ldr R G Taylor  3 Nov 1943 Personnel
Staffs of the Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr

Guy C Godfrey

26 Jan 1942 later A/Cdre
Engineer
Sqn Ldr E M Lewis 30 Apr 1943  
Medical
Wg Cdr J E Howell 9 Dec 943 MB, ChB
Miscellaneous Appointments
Lt Col R L Sherbrooke 25 Mar 1942 DSo
Sqn Ldr W Lazoryk 15 Sep 1943  

Source - December 1943 Confidential Air Force List

Control was transferred to HQ Air Defence of Great Britain on 10 January 1944.

June 1944

Location Command Controlled
Netheravon Air Defence of Great Britain
  • SHQ RAF Ashbourne

    • No 42 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Brize Norton

    • No 296 Squadron

    • No 297 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Harwell

    • No 295 Squadron

    • No 570 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Netheravon

    • No 1 Heavy Glider Maintenance Unit

    • No 1 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit

    • No 4 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit

    • No 6 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit

    • No 7 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit

    • No 38 Group Communication Flight

    • No 1677 Flight

  • SHQ RAF Ringway

    • Parachute Training School

  • SHQ RAF Stoney Cross

  • SHQ RAF Tilstock

    • No 81 Operational Training Unit

    • No 1665 Conversion Unit

  • No 190 Squadron - Fairford

  • No 196 Squadron - Keevil

  • No 298 Squadron - Tarrant Rushton

  • No 299 Squadron - Keevil

  • No 620 Squadron - Fairford

  • No 644 Squadron - Tarrant Rushton

  • Airborne Forces Tactical Development Unit - Tarrant Rushton

  • Operational & Refresher Training Unit - Thruxton

  • No 1526 (Beam Approach Training) Flight - Thruxton

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Leslie N Hollinghurst  6 Nov 1943 Air Officer Commanding, CB, OBE, DFC; later ACM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt A T Edmunds 22 Feb 1944 Personal Assistant to AOC, MC
Air Staff
A/Cdre F M Bladin  3 Dec 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, RAAF
Gp Capt A J Biggar 21 Feb 1944  
Wg Cdr N B Hallmark  8 Aug 1943 DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr L Wright 14 Dec 1942  
Sqn Ldr T C Musgrave 30 Oct 1943 OBE
Sqn Ldr T R Turnbull 15 Nov 1943  
Sqn Ldr H W Ward  1 Nov 1943 AFC
Sqn Ldr G R Colenso 20 Dec 1943  
Sqn Ldr W W Legh-Jones  5 Feb 1944  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt D J Alvey  3 Dec 1943 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Wg Cdr P D Finn 24 Jan 1944 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr A S Coldham 17 Jan 1944  
Sqn Ldr R E C Cadman 26 Jan 1943 Organisation
Sqn Ldr H P Johnston  5 Mar 1944  
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr D R L Wallace 19 Nov 1943 FC
Engineer
Wg Cdr C Howells 22 Nov 1943  
Signals
Sqn Ldr

Guy C Godfrey

26 Jan 1942 later A/Cdre
Equipment
Sqn Ldr A R G Woolfrey 17 Dec 1943  
Medical
Wg Cdr J E Howell 9 Dec 943 MB, ChB
Meteorological
Mr L Jacobs   MA, MSc
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off C M Rawcliffe 30 Mar 1944 WAAF
RAF Regiment
Lt Col R L Sherbrooke 25 Mar 1942 DSO
Miscellaneous Appointments
Sqn Ldr W Lazoryk 15 Sep 1943  

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

It moved to Marks Hill, Colchester on 12 October 1944 and was transferred to the control of Transport Command on 1 June 1945 (but not shown as such in the June 1945 CAFL).

June 1945

Location Command Controlled
Marks Hill, Colchester Fighter Command
  • SHQ RAF Earls Colne

    • No 296 Squadron

    • No 297 Squadron

    • No 38 Group Communication Flight

  • SHQ RAF Great Dunmow

    • No 190 Squadron

    • No 620 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Keevil

    • No 22 Heavy Glider Conversion Unit

  • SHQ RAF Netheravon

    • No 1 Heavy Glider Maintenance Unit

    • No 1 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit

    • No 4 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit

    • No 6 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit

    • No 7 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit

  • SHQ RAF Ringway

    • No 1 Parachute Training School

  • SHQ RAF Rivenhall

    • No 295 Squadron

    • No 570 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Saltby

    • No 1665 Conversion Unit

  • SHQ RAF Shepherds Grove

    • No 196 Squadron

    • No 299 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Shobdon

    • No 5 Glider Training School

  • SHQ RAF Tarrant Rushton

    • No 298 Squadron

    • No 644 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Tempsford

    • No 161 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Tilstock

    • No 81 Operational Training Unit

  • No 1667 Flight - Matching

  • Operational & Refresher Training Unit - Matching

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM James R Scarlett-Streatfield 18 Oct 1944 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt G L Wilson 18 Oct 1944 Personal Assistant to AOC, MC
Air Staff
A/Cdre Noel C Singer 19 Feb 1945 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC
Gp Capt A J Biggar 21 Feb 1944 DSO, DFC
Gp Capt R C Hockey 31 Jan 1944  
Wg Cdr H L Tudor  3 Nov 1944  
Wg Cdr L J Joel  4 Aug 1944 DFC
Wg Cdr J R Grice  4 Dec 1944 DFC
Sqn Ldr W W Legh-Jones  5 Feb 1944  
Sqn Ldr F N Royle-Bantoft  9 Mar 1944  
Sqn Ldr P H Y Smith 29 Apr 1944  
Sqn Ldr R F W Cleaver 27 Jan 1945 DSO, DFC
Sqn Ldr D S Gibb 15 Dec 1945 DFC
Sqn Ldr R H Jesse 15 Nov 1943  
Sqn Ldr H G Knill 27 Mar 1945  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt D J Alvey  3 Dec 1943 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Wg Cdr P D Finn 24 Jan 1944 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, OBE
Wg Cdr R E C Cadman 26 Jan 1943 OBE
Sqn Ldr J J B Rutter 31 Dec 1944  
Sqn Ldr H P Johnston  5 Mar 1944 Organisation
Sqn Ldr J W Ebbutt 12 Jun 1944  
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Wg Cdr D R L Wallace 19 Nov 1943 MBE, DFC
Sqn Ldr F T Collins 20 Oct 1944 DSO
Engineer
Wg Cdr J R C Lane 20 Nov 1944  
Sqn Ldr G T Websdale 18 Mar 1944 MC
Sqn Ldr D R R H Surgeoner  1 Feb 1945  
Signals
Wg Cdr

Guy C Godfrey

26 Jan 1942 MBE; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr R Stone 31 Jan 1945  
Sqn Ldr F W Campbell 16 May 1944  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr A R G Woolfrey 17 Dec 1943  
Medical
Wg Cdr J E Howell 9 Dec 943 MB, ChB
Educational
Mr M G Lloyd-Jones 10 May 1945 BSc
Meteorological
Wg Cdr L Jacobs   MA, MSc
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off J M Williamson WAAF
RAF Regiment
Lt Col R L Sherbrooke 25 Mar 1942 DSO

Source - June 1945 Confidential Air Force List

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

October 1949

Location Command Controlled
RAF Upavon, Marlborough Transport Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Alfred C H Sharp 17 Jan 1948 Air Officer Commanding, DSO, AFC
Air Staff
Gp Capt R B Wardman 1 Jul 1947 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, AFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt G Francis 24 Feb 1947 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DSO, AFC

Technical Staff

Wg Cdr E J Gribben 29 Dec 1948 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE

Source - October 1949 Air Force List

1950

Location Command Controlled
RAF Upavon, Marlborough Transport Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Edgar J Kingston-McClaughry 25 Jan 1950 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, DSO, DFC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt H F McNabb 16 Jan 1950 Personal Assistant to AOC, DFC
Air Staff
Gp Capt Archibald P Campbell 10 Oct 1949 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE; later A/Cdre
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt J W B Judge 26 Oct 1949 Senior Officer i/c Administration

Technical Staff

Wg Cdr E J Gribben 29 Dec 1948 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE

Source - April 1950 Air Force List

It disbanded on 1 February 1951

It reformed 1 January 1960 as No 38 (Air Support) Group at RAF Upavon within Air Support Command, moving to RAF Odiham on 17 May 1960.

1960

Location Command Controlled
RAF Odiham, Basingstoke, Hampshire Transport Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM

Peter G Wykeham

 1 Jan 1960 Air Officer Commanding, DSO*, OBE, DFC*, AFC; later ACM
Air Staff
Gp Capt Charles V Winn  1 Jan 1960 Chief of Staff, DSO, OBE, DFC; later AVM
Transport Support Training
Sqn Ldr J A H Armstrong  1 Jan 1960 MBE
Sqn Ldr R E Tickner  1 Jan 1960  

Source - January 1960 Air Force List

Location Command Controlled
RAF Odiham, Basingstoke, Hampshire Transport Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM

Peter G Wykeham

 1 Jan 1960 Air Officer Commanding, DSO*, OBE, DFC*, AFC; later ACM
Personal Appointment
Capt N T Baldwick  1 Jan 1960 Military Assistant to AOC, AAC
Air Staff
Gp Capt Charles V Winn  1 Jan 1960 Chief of Staff, DSO, OBE, DFC; later AVM
Operations
Wg Cdr W I Harris  1 Jan 1960 AFC
Sqn Ldr P E Berry  4 Jan 1960 DFC
Plans
Lt Col M C Hall  1 Feb 1960 MC, RA
Maj L B A Thacker  1 Jan 1960 RASC
Maj W R Corbould  7 Mar 1960 Para
Sqn Ldr C W Watson 19 Apr 1960 AFC
Air Movements
Sqn Ldr William G Carr  1 Jan 1960 MBE; later A/Cdre
Navigation
Sqn Ldr C C Bevan  1 Jan 1960 DFC
Training
Wg Cdr E W Talbot  1 Jan 1960 DFC
Sqn Ldr J A H Armstrong  1 Jan 1960 MBE
Sqn Ldr R E Tickner  1 Jan 1960  
Technical
Sqn Ldr A T Jarrett  1 Feb 1960 MBE
Signals
Sqn Ldr C E Allso  4 Jan 1960  

Source - October 1960 Air Force List

1961

Location Command Controlled
RAF Odiham, Basingstoke, Hampshire Transport Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM

Peter G Wykeham

 1 Jan 1960 Air Officer Commanding, DSO*, OBE, DFC*, AFC; later ACM
Personal Appointment
Capt N T Baldwick  1 Jan 1960 Military Assistant to AOC, AAC
Air Staff
Gp Capt Charles V Winn  1 Jan 1960 Chief of Staff, DSO, OBE, DFC; later AVM
Operations
Wg Cdr W I Harris  1 Jan 1960 AFC
Sqn Ldr P E Berry  4 Jan 1960 DFC
Plans
Lt Col M C Hall  1 Feb 1960 MC, RA
Maj D S Barker-Simson   RASC
Maj W R Corbould  7 Mar 1960 Para
Sqn Ldr C W Watson 19 Apr 1960 AFC
Admin Plans
Wg Cdr William G Carr  1 Jan 1961 MBE; later A/Cdre
Navigation
Sqn Ldr C C Bevan  1 Jan 1960 DFC
Training
Wg Cdr E W Talbot  1 Jan 1960 DFC
Sqn Ldr J A H Armstrong  1 Jan 1960 MBE
Sqn Ldr R E Tickner  2 Mar 1960  
Technical
Sqn Ldr A T Jarrett  1 Feb 1960 MBE
Signals
Sqn Ldr C E Allso  4 Jan 1960  

Source - January 1961 Air Force List

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM

Peter G Wykeham

 1 Jan 1960 Air Officer Commanding, DSO*, OBE, DFC*, AFC; later ACM
Personal Appointment
Capt N T Baldwick  1 Jan 1960 Military Assistant to AOC, AAC
Air Staff
Gp Capt Charles V Winn  1 Jan 1960 Chief of Staff, DSO, OBE, DFC; later AVM
Operations
Wg Cdr J B Mahoney 17 Apr 1961  
Sqn Ldr P E Berry  4 Jan 1960 DFC
Sqn Ldr E Chelmick 23 Dec 1960  
Sqn Ldr K J E Hannah 24 Apr 1961  
Plans & Operational Requirements
Lt Col M C Hall  1 Feb 1960 MC, RA
Wg Cdr H King  2 May 1961  
Maj D S Barker-Simson 28 Dec 1960 RASC
Maj W R Corbould  7 Mar 1960 Parachute Regiment
Sqn Ldr T P Fargher  1 Mar 1961 DFC
Sqn Ldr C W Watson 19 Apr 1960 AFC
Flight Safety
Sqn Ldr P Porter 14 Dec 1960 DFC
Meteorological
Mr W H C Wright    
Training
Wg Cdr E W Talbot  1 Jan 1960 DFC*
Sqn Ldr J A H Armstrong  1 Jan 1960 MBE
Sqn Ldr R E Tickner  2 Mar 1960  
Sqn Ldr D Wood  5 Jun 1961  
Sqn Ldr F E Zaccheo  2 Jan 1961  
Signals
Sqn Ldr C E Allso  4 Jan 1960  
Maj L S McCarthy  9 Nov 1960 Royal Signals
Administrative and Technical Staff
Gp Capt S P Hagger 17 Apr 1961 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Admin Plans
Wg Cdr William G Carr  1 Jan 1961 MBE; later A/Cdre
Personnel
Sqn Ldr M G Elliot 26 Nov 1960 FCCS
Technical
Wg Cdr L L Flowerdew  xx Mar 1961 Senior Technical Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr A T Jarrett  1 Feb 1960 MBE

Source - October 1961 Air Force List

1962

Changes between October 1961 and October 1962

Technical

Sqn Ldr J A Gerrard 12 Jun 1961  

Source - January 1962 Air Force List

Location Command Controlled
RAF Odiham, Basingstoke, Hampshire Transport Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Thomas W Piper 27 Jul 1962 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, AFC; later AM
Personal Appointment
Capt H M C Havergal  2 Oct 1961 Military Assistant to AOC, Coldstream Guards
Air Staff
Gp Capt Charles V Winn  1 Jan 1960 Chief of Staff, DSO, OBE, DFC; later AVM
Operations
Wg Cdr J B Mahoney 17 Apr 1961  
Sqn Ldr E Chelmick 23 Dec 1960  
Sqn Ldr K J E Hannah 24 Apr 1961  
Plans & Operational Requirements
Col J F T Scott 10 Oct 1961 OBE, TD, AAC
Wg Cdr H King  2 May 1961 OBE
Maj D S Barker-Simson 28 Dec 1960 RASC
Maj W R Corbould  7 Mar 1960 Parachute Regiment
Sqn Ldr T P Fargher  1 Mar 1961 DFC
Sqn Ldr C W Watson 19 Apr 1960 AFC
Flight Safety
Sqn Ldr Vacant    
Meteorological
Mr A Ward    
Training
Wg Cdr E W Talbot  1 Jan 1960 DFC*
Sqn Ldr D L Hermiston  4 Jun 1961  
Sqn Ldr J A Judd  2 Oct 1961  
Sqn Ldr R E Tickner  2 Mar 1960  
Sqn Ldr D Wood  5 Jun 1961  
Signals
Sqn Ldr C E Allso  4 Jan 1960 MBE
Maj L S McCarthy  9 Nov 1960 Royal Signals
Administrative and Technical Staff
Gp Capt S P Hagger 17 Apr 1961 Senior Officer i/c Administration, CBE
Admin Plans
Wg Cdr G P Barry  2 Apr 1962  
Personnel
Sqn Ldr M G Elliot 26 Nov 1960 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, FCCS
Technical
Wg Cdr L L Flowerdew  12 Apr 1961 Senior Technical Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr A T Jarrett  1 Feb 1960 MBE
Sqn Ldr J Polhill 28 Aug 1961  

Source - October 1962 Air Force List

1963

Location Command Controlled
RAF Odiham, Basingstoke, Hampshire Transport Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Thomas W Piper 27 Jul 1962 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, AFC; later AM
Personal Appointment
Capt H M C Havergal  2 Oct 1961 Military Assistant to AOC, Coldstream Guards
Air Staff
A/Cdre Harold B Martin 15 Oct 1962 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO*, DFC**, AFC; later AM
Operations
Wg Cdr G C Atherton 14 May 1962 DFC*
Wg Cdr J B Mahoney 17 Apr 1961  
Sqn Ldr E Chelmick 23 Dec 1960  
Sqn Ldr E L Connor 20 Aug 1962  
Sqn Ldr R J F Dickinson 12 Jan 1962 AFC
Sqn Ldr K J E Hannah 24 Apr 1961 MVO
Sqn Ldr K H Perry 26 Sep 1962 DSO, AFC
Maj M H Wise   Grenadier Guards
Plans & Operational Requirements
Col J F T Scott 10 Oct 1961 OBE, TD, AAC
Wg Cdr H King  2 May 1961 OBE
Sqn Ldr T P Fargher  1 Mar 1961 DFC
Sqn Ldr J H Phillips 31 May 1962  
Maj D S Barker-Simson 28 Dec 1960 RASC
Maj A L Thres  1 Jan 1962 Foresters
Flight Safety
Sqn Ldr F P Mulkern 12 Mar 1962  
Meteorological
Mr A Ward    
Training
Wg Cdr S J Rawlins 28 Dec 1961 DFC
Sqn Ldr J R Dowling 10 Dec 1962 MBE, DFC*
Sqn Ldr D L Hermiston  4 Jun 1961  
Sqn Ldr J A Judd  2 Oct 1961  
Sqn Ldr D Wood  5 Jun 1961  
Signals
Wg Cdr I J Herdman-Smith  9 Apr 1962  
Maj B H Townson 24 Apr 1962 Royal Signals
Administrative and Technical Staff
Gp Capt S P Hagger 17 Apr 1961 Senior Officer i/c Administration, CBE
Admin Plans
Wg Cdr G P Barry  2 Apr 1962  
Personnel
Sqn Ldr M G Elliot 26 Nov 1960 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, FCCS
Technical
Wg Cdr J Whelan 16 Jul 1962 MBE, AFC
Sqn Ldr J A Gerrard 12 Jun 1961  
Sqn Ldr J Polhill 28 Aug 1961  
Sqn Ldr W Robinson 26 Feb 1962 MBE

Source - Spring 1963 Air Force List

1964

Location Command Controlled
RAF Odiham, Basingstoke, Hampshire Transport Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Thomas W Piper 27 Jul 1962 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, AFC; later AM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt R J Howard  2 Sep 1963 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre Harold B Martin 15 Oct 1962 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO*, DFC**, AFC; later AM
Operations
Gp Capt F W M Jensen  1 Jul 1963 CBE, DFC*, AFC
Wg Cdr G C Atherton 14 May 1962 DFC*
Wg Cdr C Cheshire  1 Jul 1964  
Wg Cdr K H Miles  2 Dec 1963 AFC
Sqn Ldr D W Barnard 10 Jan 1963  
Sqn Ldr F Barnes 11 May 1964 AFC
Sqn Ldr T Barrett 28 Sep 1963  
Sqn Ldr A E F Buick 28 Mar 1963  
Sqn Ldr R C Etheridge  2 Sep 1963 DFC
Sqn Ldr K H Perry 26 Sep 1962 DSO, AFC
Sqn Ldr F Rimmer  1 Jun 1964  
Maj C D Simpson 18 Mar 1963 RA
Maj D S Bolton 29 Aug 1963 11th Hussars
Operational Requirements
Col J F T Scott 10 Oct 1961 OBE, TD, AAC
Wg Cdr B W Taylor 17 Feb 1964 DFC
Sqn Ldr D R Barnicoat 10 Feb 1964  
Sqn Ldr A G Corfe 10 Jul 1963  
Sqn Ldr H W Guile 23 Sep 1963  
Sqn Ldr P G Sawyer  1 Oct 1964 AFC
Maj G E Symes 27 Aug 1964 RASC
Maj A L Thres  1 Jan 1962 Foresters
Flight Safety
Sqn Ldr H Currie 19 Jun 1964  
Meteorological
Mr G J Evans  7 Oct 1963 BSc
Training
Wg Cdr E W Talbot  8 Apr 1964 DFC*
Sqn Ldr J R Caldow 31 Mar 1964  
Sqn Ldr F J Harrison 21 Nov 1963 AFC
Sqn Ldr A T Shaw 11 May 1964  
Sqn Ldr W M C Skinner   MBE
Signals
Wg Cdr B Brooke  3 Feb 1964  
Sqn Ldr F L G Drage 11 Feb 1963  
Maj B H Townson 24 Apr 1962 Royal Signals
Administrative and Technical Staff
Gp Capt J Ellis  2 Sep 1963 Senior Officer i/c Administration, CBE, DFC*
Admin Plans
Wg Cdr G W Goodwin 24 Feb 1964 MBE
Sqn Ldr C S MacDonald 16 Apr 1963  
Personnel
Sqn Ldr E I Williams 15 Jul 1963 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, FCCS
Technical
Wg Cdr S M Clarke  6 Jul 1964 Senior Technical Staff Officer, CEng
Sqn Ldr L J Bristow  1 May 1963 MBE, AFRAeS
Sqn Ldr W Robinson 26 Feb 1962 MBE
Sqn Ldr K E Wills  7 Jan 1964 Group Engineer Officer, AMIME, AFRAeS

Source - Autumn 1964 Air Force List

1965

Location Command Controlled
RAF Odiham, Basingstoke, Hampshire Air Support Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Leslie D Mavor 21 Dec 1964 Air Officer Commanding, CB, AFC; later AM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt M J Gibbons 12 Apr 1965 ADC to AOC, BA; later AVM
Air Staff
A/Cdre Ian N MacDougall 19 Oct 1964 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, DFC
Operations
Gp Capt John O Barnard  2 Jul 1965 CBE; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr K H Miles  2 Dec 1963 AFC
Wg Cdr G J Storey  3 Nov 1964 OBE, AFC
Sqn Ldr D W Barnard 10 Jan 1963  
Sqn Ldr F Barnes 11 May 1964 AFC
Sqn Ldr T Barrett 28 Sep 1963  
Sqn Ldr A E F Buick 28 Mar 1963  
Sqn Ldr R C Etheridge  2 Sep 1963 DFC
Sqn Ldr F Rimmer  1 Jun 1964  
Maj C D Simpson 18 Mar 1963 RA
Maj D S Bolton 29 Aug 1963 11th Hussars
Maj C R Miller  1 Mar 1964 RE
Plans & Operational Requirements
Col R M Carr   RE, MBE, DFC
Wg Cdr B W Taylor 17 Feb 1964 DFC
Sqn Ldr D R Barnicoat 10 Feb 1964  
Sqn Ldr A G Corfe 10 Jul 1963  
Sqn Ldr H W Guile 23 Sep 1963  
Sqn Ldr P G Sawyer  1 Oct 1964 AFC
Maj D Nicol 14 Jan 1965 Army Air Corps
Maj G E Symes 27 Aug 1964 RASC
Flight Safety
Sqn Ldr H Currie 19 Jun 1964  
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr E I Williams 12 Oct 1964  
Meteorological
Mr G J Evans  7 Oct 1963 BSc
Training
Wg Cdr E W Talbot  8 Apr 1964 DFC*
Sqn Ldr P E Charlton 15 Mar 1965 Group Regiment Officer, MC
Sqn Ldr F J Harrison 21 Nov 1963 AFC
Sqn Ldr A L Hruska  2 Aug 1965  
Sqn Ldr N A D Nugent 11 Jan 1965  
Sqn Ldr A T Shaw 11 May 1964  
Signals
Wg Cdr B Brooke  3 Feb 1964  
Sqn Ldr H H Roffey 14 Jun 1965  
Maj P A MacF MacGillivrey  2  Nov 1964 Royal Signals
Administrative and Technical Staff
Gp Capt J Ellis  2 Sep 1963 Senior Officer i/c Administration, CBE, DFC*
Administrative Plans
Wg Cdr L Pearman 21 Jun 1965 MBE, MM
Sqn Ldr C S MacDonald 16 Apr 1963  
Personnel
Sqn Ldr R A Farrands  5 Oct 1964 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, ACIS
Technical
Wg Cdr S M Clarke  6 Jul 1964 Senior Technical Staff Officer, CEng
Sqn Ldr E Leedale 22 Mar 1964 AMIME
Sqn Ldr J A Reed  4 Aug 1964 MBE
Sqn Ldr K E Wills  7 Jan 1964 Group Engineer Officer, AMIME, AFRAeS

Source - Autumn 1965 Air Force List

1966

Location Command Controlled
RAF Odiham, Basingstoke, Hampshire Air Support Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Leslie D Mavor 21 Dec 1964 Air Officer Commanding, CB, AFC; later AM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt M J Gibbons 12 Apr 1965 ADC to AOC, BA; later AVM
Air Staff
A/Cdre Ian N MacDougall 19 Oct 1964 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, DFC
Operations
Gp Capt John O Barnard  2 Jul 1965 CBE; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr J H Elliott 20 Dec 1965  
Wg Cdr G J Storey  3 Nov 1964 OBE, AFC
Sqn Ldr D W Barnard 10 Jan 1963  
Sqn Ldr H C Burrows 13 Dec 1965  
Sqn Ldr R C Etheridge  2 Sep 1963 DFC
Sqn Ldr R L Kerr 15 Nov 1965  
Sqn Ldr Brian J Lemon 13 Dec 1965 MBE, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr G S Puddy 12 Oct 1965 AFC
Sqn Ldr F Rimmer  1 Jun 1964  
Maj C D Simpson 18 Mar 1963 RA
Maj D C Green  2 Nov 1965 RE
Maj J I Turner 30 Sep 1965 RASC
Plans & Operational Requirements
Gp Capt Clifford L Godwin  6 Sep 1965 AFC; later A/Cdre
Col D E Harris  1 Oct 1965 OBE
Wg Cdr B W Taylor 17 Feb 1964 DFC
Sqn Ldr D R Barnicoat 10 Feb 1964  
Sqn Ldr P G Sawyer  1 Oct 1964 AFC
Sqn Ldr T M Stafford 13 Dec 1965 MBE
Maj D Nicol 14 Jan 1965 Army Air Corps
Maj G E Symes 27 Aug 1964 RASC
Flight Safety
Sqn Ldr H Currie 19 Jun 1964  
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr E I Williams 12 Oct 1964  
Meteorological
Mr J D Hastings 18 Oct 1965  
Training
Wg Cdr E W Talbot  8 Apr 1964 DFC*
Sqn Ldr P E Charlton 15 Mar 1965 Group Regiment Officer, MC
Sqn Ldr F J Harrison 21 Nov 1963 AFC
Sqn Ldr A L Hruska  2 Aug 1965  
Sqn Ldr N A D Nugent 11 Jan 1965  
Signals
Wg Cdr K Dandeker 15 Nov 1965 DFC
Sqn Ldr H H Roffey 14 Jun 1965  
Maj P A MacF MacGillivrey  2  Nov 1964 Royal Signals
Administrative and Technical Staff
Gp Capt J Ellis  2 Sep 1963 Senior Officer i/c Administration, CBE, DFC*
Administrative Plans
Wg Cdr L Pearman 21 Jun 1965 MBE, MM
Sqn Ldr David L F Thornton 21 Jun 1965 later A/Cdre
Personnel
Sqn Ldr J Scrimgeour 22 Nov 1965 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, BEM
Technical
Wg Cdr S M Clarke  6 Jul 1964 Senior Officer Engineering, CEng
Sqn Ldr E Leedale 22 Mar 1964 AMIME
Sqn Ldr H Porter 17 Jan 1966 Group Engineer Officer
Sqn Ldr J A Reed  4 Aug 1964 MBE

Source - Spring 1966 Air Force List

1967

Location Command Controlled
RAF Odiham, Basingstoke, Hampshire Air Support Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Peter C Fletcher  1 Mar 1966 Air Officer Commanding, CB, OBE, DFC, AFC; later ACM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt M J Gibbons 12 Apr 1965 ADC to AOC, BA; later AVM
Air Staff
A/Cdre Ian N MacDougall 19 Oct 1964 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, DFC
Operations
Gp Capt John O Barnard  2 Jul 1965 CBE; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr J H Elliott 20 Dec 1965  
Wg Cdr C F Pickard 27 Jun 1966  
Sqn Ldr H C Burrows 13 Dec 1965  
Sqn Ldr L G Dickson  4 Apr 1965  
Sqn Ldr D Jones 12 Aug 1966 DFM
Sqn Ldr R L Kerr 15 Nov 1965  
Sqn Ldr Brian J Lemon 13 Dec 1965 MBE, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr G S Puddy 12 Oct 1965 AFC
Sqn Ldr F Rimmer  1 Jun 1964  
Maj G C Stacey  7 Apr 1966 Green Jackets
Maj D C Green  2 Nov 1965 RE
Maj J I Turner 30 Sep 1965 RASC
Plans & Operational Requirements
Gp Capt Clifford L Godwin  6 Sep 1965 AFC; later A/Cdre
Col D E Harris  1 Oct 1965 OBE
Wg Cdr J E W Teager  9 Jan 1967 AFC
Sqn Ldr G E Hounsell 15 Sep 1966  
Sqn Ldr J M Leary  4 Feb 1966 AFC, BSc (Econ)
Sqn Ldr P G Sawyer  1 Oct 1964 AFC
Sqn Ldr T M Stafford 13 Dec 1965 MBE
Maj D Nicol 14 Jan 1965 Army Air Corps
Maj G E Symes 27 Aug 1964 RASC
Flight Safety
Sqn Ldr H Currie 19 Jun 1964  
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr C W P Lishman 12 Apr 1966  
Meteorological
Mr J D Hastings 18 Oct 1965  
Public Relations
Mr R I Goodwin    
Training
Wg Cdr C A Sullings 28 Nov 1966 OBE, AFC*
Sqn Ldr P E Charlton 15 Mar 1965 Group Regiment Officer, MC
Sqn Ldr F J Harrison 21 Nov 1963 AFC
Sqn Ldr N A D Nugent 11 Jan 1965  
Administrative and Engineering Staff
Gp Capt D R Stubbs 23 Dec 1966 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DSO, OBE, DFC
Administrative Plans
Wg Cdr C G Lilley 19 Jan 1966 MBE
Sqn Ldr David L F Thornton 21 Jun 1965 later A/Cdre
Personnel
Sqn Ldr J Scrimgeour 22 Nov 1965 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, BEM
Engineering
Wg Cdr S M Clarke  6 Jul 1964 Senior Officer Engineering, CEng
Sqn Ldr E Leedale 22 Mar 1964 AMIME
Sqn Ldr H Porter 17 Jan 1966 Group Engineer Officer
Sqn Ldr J A Reed  4 Aug 1964 MBE
Electrical Engineering
Wg Cdr K Dandeker 15 Nov 1965 DFC
Sqn Ldr H H Roffey 14 Jun 1965  
Maj D A Davies 30 Aug 1966 Royal Signals

Source - Spring 1967 Air Force List

1968

Location Command Controlled
RAF Odiham, Basingstoke, Hampshire Air Support Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Harold B Martin  1 Aug 1967 Air Officer Commanding, DSO*, DFC**, AFC; later AM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt Robert P O'Brien 29 Sep 1967 ADC to AOC, BA; later AVM
Air Staff
A/Cdre B C Bennett 10 Apr 1967 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC
Operations
Gp Capt Peter A Latham 16 Jan 1967 AFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr J H Elliott 20 Dec 1965  
Wg Cdr C F Pickard 27 Jun 1966  
Sqn Ldr P D A Austin  6 Aug 1966 AFC
Sqn Ldr A B E Caiger 12 Sep 1966  
Sqn Ldr H C Burrows 13 Dec 1965  
Sqn Ldr L G Dickson  4 Apr 1965  
Sqn Ldr R L Kerr 15 Nov 1965  
Sqn Ldr M J S Norman  9 Jan 1967  
Sqn Ldr W I C Stoker 16 Jul 1967  
Maj G C Stacey  7 Apr 1966 Green Jackets
Maj P H Houchin  1 Sep 1967 Royal Corps of Transport
Maj C L Lawrence 21 Aug 1967 Queens, MC
Plans & Operational Requirements
Gp Capt Frederick O Barrett 11 Dec 1967 DFC; later A/Cdre
Col D E Harris  1 Oct 1965 OBE
Wg Cdr J E W Teager  9 Jan 1967 AFC
Sqn Ldr G H Dodd 26 Mar 1967  
Sqn Ldr G E Hounsell 15 Sep 1966  
Sqn Ldr J M Leary  4 Feb 1966 AFC, BSc (Econ)
Sqn Ldr G Ottea 23 Jan 1967  
Sqn Ldr T M Stafford 13 Dec 1965 MBE
Maj M W M Tarleton  3 Feb 1967 Green Jackets
Maj D L Seddon  1 Nov 1967 Royal Corps of Transport
Flight Safety
Sqn Ldr P A Hamill  5 Apr 1967  
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr C WP Lishman 12 Apr 1966  
Meteorological
Mr J D Hastings 18 Oct 1965  
Public Relations
Mr R I Goodwin    
Training
Wg Cdr D M Divers 28 Aug 1967 MVO
Wg Cdr C ASullings 28 Nov 1966 OBE, AFC*
Sqn Ldr J L Dillon 22 Jul 1967  
Sqn Ldr R Strickland 23 Dec 1967 Group Regiment Officer, DSO, OBE
Administrative and Engineering Staff
Gp Capt D R Stubbs 23 Dec 1966 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DSO, OBE, DFC
Administrative Plans
Wg Cdr C G Lilley 19 Jan 1966 MBE
Sqn Ldr A I Adler  8 May 1967  
Personnel
Sqn Ldr J Scrimgeour 22 Nov 1965 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, BEM
Engineering
Wg Cdr R Caird 11 Sep 1967 Senior Officer Engineering, CEng
Sqn Ldr L R De Thier  1 Jun 1967  
Sqn Ldr J Jordan  4 Dec 1967  
Sqn Ldr R S Langton 11 Sep 1967 MBE
Electrical Engineering
Wg Cdr K Dandeker 15 Nov 1965 DFC
Sqn Ldr W A Fraser 20 Oct 1967 MBE
Sqn Ldr H H Roffey 14 Jun 1965  
Maj D A Davies 30 Aug 1966 Royal Signals

Source - 1968 Air Force List

1969

The listings for this year are currently unavailable

Source - October 1969 Air Force List

1970

Location Command Controlled
RAF Odiham, Basingstoke, Hampshire Air Support Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Harold B Martin  1 Aug 1967 Air Officer Commanding, DSO*, DFC**, AFC; later AM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt Robert P O'Brien 29 Sep 1967 ADC to AOC, BA; later AVM
Air Staff
A/Cdre Frederick O Barrett  9 May 1969 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC; later A/Cdre
Operations
Gp Capt Henry A Merriman 14 Mar 1969 AFC*; later AVM
Wg Cdr D H Thomas 17 Jun 1968  
Wg Cdr G G Farley 15 Jul 1968  
Wg Cdr E R W Lawson 26 May 1969  
Liaison Office No 3 Division
Sqn Ldr A E Radnor  1 Jul 1964  
Wg Cdr T M Stafford  9 Sep 1968 Wing Commander BASOS, No 24 Brigade, MBE
Wg Cdr P V Ayerst 26 Sep 1968 Wing Commander BASOS, No 5 Brigade, DFC
Wg Cdr N J R Walpole  7 Jul 1969 Wing Commander BASOS
Wg Cdr B M Burley  4 Aug 1969 Wing Commander BASOS
Sqn Ldr W I C Stoker 16 Jul 1967  
Sqn Ldr R Hillman 22 Jan 1968  
Sqn Ldr R Brown 25 Mar1968  
Sqn Ldr F W Daley  1 Dec 1968  
Sqn Ldr G F Poyser  4 Dec 1968  
Sqn Ldr F A P Madden  6 Jan 1969  
Sqn Ldr C E G Quayle 27 Jan 1969  
Sqn Ldr B R Oliver 13 Aug 1969 DFC
Group Navigation Officer
Sqn Ldr L W Fowler  1 Jul 1968 MBE
Maj J M H Johnson  1 Jul 1966 MBE
Maj P Benham  4 Sep 1969  
Maj J M C Elwis  4 Aug 1969 Royal Corps of Transport
Plans & Operational Requirements
Gp Capt Frederick B Yetman  9 May 1969 BA; later A/Cdre
Col M H H Collins 18 Aug 1969 Loyals, MBE
Cdr J Ashton  1 Apr 1968 RN
Sqn Ldr P J Bulford 28 Oct 1968 DFC
Sqn Ldr F J Myers  1 Nov 1968  
Sqn Ldr T R Cohu  1 Dec 1968  
Sqn Ldr E M Greenwood  1 Dec 1968 BSc
Sqn Ldr J M Hare  1 Dec 1968  
Maj J E H Ellis   PC
Maj D L Seddon  1 Nov 1967 Royal Corps of Transport
Flight Safety
Sqn Ldr G S Whitley  4 Aug 1969  
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr W J Logan  8 Apr 1968  
Meteorological
Mr J D Hastings 18 Oct 1965  
Public Relations
Mr R I Goodwin    
Training
Wg Cdr D L Eley 27 Dec 1968  
Sqn Ldr B L Pexton  9 Dec 1968  
Sqn Ldr D S Bridson 13 Dec 1968 AFC
Sqn Ldr S J B Roe 17 Mar 1969  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt A J Moody 16 Apr 1968 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Administrative Plans
Wg Cdr J Meadows  4 Jun 1968  
Sqn Ldr J C Dunn 11 Aug 1969  
Personnel
Sqn Ldr R E Bertam 22 Apr 1968 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, AMBIM

Engineering Staff

Gp Capt J W Hume  8 Jan 1968 Senior Officer Engineering, OBE
Mechanical Engineering
Wg Cdr A Lloyd 18 Sep 1967  
Sqn Ldr R S Langton 11 Sep 1967 MBE
Sqn Ldr J Jordan  4 Dec 1967  
Sqn Ldr R W P Thompson  1 Jul 1969  
Electrical Engineering
Sqn Ldr W A Fraser 20 Oct 1967 MBE
Sqn Ldr D R Watt 30 Dec 1968  
Maj J B Booth   Royal Signals

Source - Spring 1970 Air Force List

1971

Source - Spring 1971 Air Force List

It moved to RAF Benson on 15 May 1972 and was transferred to the control of Strike Command on 1 July 1972.

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 moved to RAF Upavon on 10 November 1975 and absorbed No 46 Group.

It disbanded on 18 November 1983 by being absorbed into No 1 Group.

It reformed on 1 November 1992 at High Wycombe and took over responsibility for air transport and air-to-air refuelling from No 1 Group.

It disbanded on 1 April 2000.

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