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HQ No 62 Group - Principal Personnel


[Oct 1949 | 1950 | 1951 | 1952 | 1953 | 1954 | 1955 | 1956 | 1957]

This Group was formed as No 62 (Southern Reserve) Group on 15 May 1946 at 17 Sylvan Road, Pennsylvania, Exeter and moved to RAF Middle Wallop on 2 July 1946 and Rudloe Manor on 26 January 1948.

October 1949

Location Command Controlled
RAF Rudloe Manor Reserve Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Cecil A Stevens 16 May 1949 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, MC; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Off S M S Chandler 17 Mar 1949 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt Graham C Bladon  1 Sep 1948 Senior Air Staff Officer; later A/Cdre
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr Alistair Gollan 13 Aug 1948 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE; later A/Cdre

Technical Staff

Sqn Ldr P O Gibson 17 Mar 1949  

Source - October 1949 Air Force List

1950

Location Command Controlled
RAF Rudloe Manor Reserve Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Cecil A Stevens 16 May 1949 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, MC; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Off S M S Chandler 17 Mar 1949 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt George K Horner 22 Apr 1950 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC; later A/Cdre
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr E R Bitmead 19 Dec 1949 Senior Officer i/c Administration, AFC

Technical Staff

Sqn Ldr P O Gibson 17 Mar 1949  

Source - April 1950 Air Force List

The title 'Reserve' was dropped on 1 August 1950 when Reserve Command was renamed Home Command.

1951

Location Command Controlled
RAF Rudloe Manor Home Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Cecil A Stevens 16 May 1949 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, MC; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Off S M S Chandler 17 Mar 1949 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt George K Horner 22 Apr 1950 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC; later A/Cdre
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr E R Bitmead 19 Dec 1949 Senior Officer i/c Administration, AFC

Technical Staff

Sqn Ldr L Scullard 22 Mar 1951  

Source - October 1951 Air Force List

It moved to RAF Pucklechurch on 16 June 1952.

1952

Location Command Controlled
RAF Pucklechurch Home Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Rowland Coats 24 Sep 1951 Air Officer Commanding,
Personal Appointment
Flt Off L S Rountree  1 Apr 1951 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt George K Horner 22 Apr 1950 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC; later A/Cdre
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr E R Bitmead 19 Dec 1949 Senior Officer i/c Administration, AFC

Technical Staff

Sqn Ldr F G Abbott 17 Sep 1951  

Source - October 1952 Air Force List

1953

Location Command Controlled
RAF Pucklechurch Home Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Rowland Coats 24 Sep 1951 Air Officer Commanding,
Personal Appointment
Plt Off D M Cadman  2 Feb 1953 Personal Assistant to AOC, WRAF
Air Staff
Gp Capt W A J Satchell 13 Oct 1952 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr L C J Smith 29 Jan 1952 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE

Technical Staff

Sqn Ldr F G Abbott 17 Sep 1951  

Source - October 1953 Air Force List

1954

Location Command Controlled
RAF Pucklechurch Home Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Brian C Yarde  5 Sep 1953 Air Officer Commanding, CVO, CBE, later AVM
Personal Appointment
Plt Off D M Cadman  2 Feb 1953 ADC to AOC, WRAF
Air Staff
Gp Capt A V Bax 15 Feb 1954 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, AFM
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr L C J Smith 29 Jan 1952 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE

Technical Staff

Sqn Ldr N Sim 15 Apr 1954 MBE

Source - April 1954 Air Force List

Location Command Controlled
RAF Pucklechurch Home Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Michael H Dwyer 22 Sep 1954 Air Officer Commanding, CBE; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Plt Off D M Cadman  2 Feb 1953 ADC to AOC, WRAF
Air Staff
Gp Capt A V Bax 15 Feb 1954 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, AFM
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr L C J Smith 29 Jan 1952 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE

Technical Staff

Sqn Ldr N Sim 15 Apr 1954 MBE

Source - October 1954 Air Force List

1955

Location Command Controlled
RAF Pucklechurch Home Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Michael H Dwyer 22 Sep 1954 Air Officer Commanding, CBE; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off W R McKinnon 14 Oct 1954 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt A V Bax 15 Feb 1954 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, AFM
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr L C J Smith 29 Jan 1952 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE

Technical Staff

Sqn Ldr N Sim 15 Apr 1954 MBE

Source - October 1955 Air Force List

1956

Location Command Controlled
RAF Pucklechurch Home Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre John R Hallings Pott 16 Jan 1956 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DSO, AFC; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off W R McKinnon 14 Oct 1954 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt B A C Wood  4 Jul 1955 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, AFM
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr W C Chadwick 25 Jan 1956 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE

Technical Staff

Sqn Ldr N Sim 15 Apr 1954 MBE

Source - April 1956 Air Force List

1957

Source - April 1957 Air Force List

It disbanded into No 61 Group in 1 January 1957.

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