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HQ No 63 Group - Principal Personnel


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

This Group was formed as No 63 (Western and Welsh Reserve) Group on 2 May 1946 at 162 Manchester Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire before moving to RAF Hawarden on 23 July.

October 1949

Location Command Controlled
RAF Hawarden Reserve Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Gordon H Vasse 22 Mar 1948 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt A D Boyle  1 Mar 1949 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt R W M Clark  9 Aug 1948 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, DFC
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr John L Barker 23 Sep 1948 Senior Officer i/c Administration, CBE, DFC; later AVM

Technical Staff

Sqn Ldr L Scullard  1 Nov 1948  

Source - October 1949 Air Force List

1950

Location Command Controlled
RAF Hawarden Reserve Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Gordon H Vasse 22 Mar 1948 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt A D Boyle  1 Mar 1949 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt R W M Clark  9 Aug 1948 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, DFC
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr John L Barker 23 Sep 1948 Senior Officer i/c Administration, CBE, DFC; later AVM

Technical Staff

Wg Cdr A J Nicholas  7 Nov 1949 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE, AFRAeS

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 Hawarden Home Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Walter H Merton 16 Feb 1951 Air Officer Commanding, OBE; later ACM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt J Badeni 13 Mar 1951 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt R G Forbes  4 Sep 1950 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, DFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt D McC Gordon  9 Apr 1951 Senior Officer i/c Administration, CBE, AFC

Technical Staff

Wg Cdr P W Dawson  9 Mar 1951 Senior Technical Staff Officer,

Source - October 1951 Air Force List

1952

Location Command Controlled
RAF Hawarden Home Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Walter H Merton 16 Feb 1951 Air Officer Commanding, OBE; later ACM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt J Badeni 13 Mar 1951 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt R G Forbes  4 Sep 1950 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, DFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt D McC Gordon  9 Apr 1951 Senior Officer i/c Administration, CBE, AFC

Technical Staff

Sqn Ldr A McArdle 15 Mar 1951 Senior Technical Staff Officer,

Source - October 1952 Air Force List

1953

Location Command Controlled
RAF Hawarden Home Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre William S Hebden  1 Dec 1952 Air Officer Commanding,
Air Staff
Gp Capt R G Forbes  4 Sep 1950 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, DFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt D McC Gordon  9 Apr 1951 Senior Officer i/c Administration, CBE, AFC

Technical Staff

Sqn Ldr W Goodridge  5 Jan 1953 MBE, AFRAeS

Source - October 1953 Air Force List

1954

Location Command Controlled
RAF Hawarden Home Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre William S Hebden  1 Dec 1952 Air Officer Commanding,
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt F Braybrook 15 Sep 1952 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt G J L Read 20 Apr 1953 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt G P S Pollard 14 May 1954 Senior Officer i/c Administration, CBE

Technical Staff

Sqn Ldr M Greenwood  5 Apr 1954 MBE, AFRAeS

Source - April & October 1954 Air Force List

1955

Location Command Controlled
RAF Hawarden Home Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre William S Hebden  1 Dec 1952 Air Officer Commanding,
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt F Braybrook 15 Sep 1952 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt G J L Read 20 Apr 1953 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt G P S Pollard 14 May 1954 Senior Officer i/c Administration, CBE

Technical Staff

Sqn Ldr M Greenwood  5 Apr 1954 MBE, AFRAeS

Source - October 1955 Air Force List

1956

Location Command Controlled
RAF Hawarden Home Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre John B M Wallis 15 Sep 1955 Air Officer Commanding, OBE
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt F Braybrook 15 Sep 1952 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt G J L Read 20 Apr 1953 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt G P S Pollard 14 May 1954 Senior Officer i/c Administration, CBE

Technical Staff

Sqn Ldr M Greenwood  5 Apr 1954 MBE, AFRAeS

Source - January & April 1956 Air Force List

1957

Source - April 1957 Air Force List

It disbanded into No 64 Group on 1 January 1957.

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