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HQ No 64 Group - Principal Personnel


[Oct 1949 | 1950 | 1951 | 1952 | 1953 | 1954 | 1955 | 1956 | 1957 | 1958 | 1969]

This Group was formed as No 64 (Northern Reserve) Group on 23 July 1946 at 11 Melbourne Avenue, Norton, Sheffield before moving to Heslington Hall, York on 1 May 1947.

October 1949

Location Command Controlled
RAF Heslington Reserve Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Alan D Gillmore 13 Dec 1948 Air Officer Commanding, CBE; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt L G Holmes  8 Dec 1948 Personal Assistant to AOC, DFC, AFC
Air Staff
Gp Capt R V McIntyre  1 Oct 1948 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr R C F Lister 19 Sep 1948 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC

Technical Staff

Sqn Ldr P Floyd 23 Dec 1947 Senior Technical Staff Officer,

Source - October 1949 Air Force List

1950

Location Command Controlled
RAF Heslington Reserve Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Alan D Gillmore 13 Dec 1948 Air Officer Commanding, CBE; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt L G Holmes  8 Dec 1948 Personal Assistant to AOC, DFC, AFC
Air Staff
Gp Capt R V McIntyre  1 Oct 1948 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr R C F Lister 19 Sep 1948 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC

Technical Staff

Sqn Ldr P Floyd 23 Dec 1947 Senior Technical Staff Officer,

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 Heslington Home Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre James Warburton 10 May 1951 Air Officer Commanding, CBE; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt L G Holmes  8 Dec 1948 Personal Assistant to AOC, DFC, AFC
Air Staff
Gp Capt S E MacKenzie 24 Jul 1950 Senior Air Staff Officer
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr R C F Lister 19 Sep 1948 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC

Technical Staff

Sqn Ldr E C Jones 12 Feb 1951  

Source - October 1951 Air Force List

1952

Location Command Controlled
RAF Heslington Home Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre James Warburton 10 May 1951 Air Officer Commanding, CBE; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt A Veale 28 May 1951 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt S E MacKenzie 24 Jul 1950 Senior Air Staff Officer
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr R C F Lister 19 Sep 1948 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC

Technical Staff

Sqn Ldr E C Jones 12 Feb 1951  

Source - October 1952 Air Force List

It moved to RAF Rufforth on 15 January 1953.

1953

Location Command Controlled
RAF Rufforth Home Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre James Warburton 10 May 1951 Air Officer Commanding, CBE; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt A Veale 28 May 1951 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt A B Greenaway 15 Sep 1952 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr T C Parker 26 May 1953 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE

Technical Staff

Sqn Ldr E C Jones 12 Feb 1951  

Source - October 1953 Air Force List

1954

Location Command Controlled
RAF Rufforth Home Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Rex L Kippenberger  6 Sep 1953 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt G B Stockman  1 Dec 1953 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt John L Barker 31 Jul 1953 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, DFC; later AVM
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr T C Parker 26 May 1953 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE

Source - April 1954 Air Force List

Location Command Controlled
RAF Rufforth Home Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Ellacott L S Ward 17 Jul 1954 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DFC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt Vacant   ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt John L Barker 31 Jul 1953 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, DFC; later AVM
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr T C Parker 26 May 1953 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE

Source - October 1954 Air Force List

1955

Location Command Controlled
RAF Rufforth Home Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Ellacott L S Ward 17 Jul 1954 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DFC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt J L Goldby  2 Oct 1954 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt John L Barker 31 Jul 1953 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, DFC; later AVM
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr T C Parker 26 May 1953 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE

Source - October 1955 Air Force List

1956

Location Command Controlled
RAF Rufforth Home Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Ellacott L S Ward 17 Jul 1954 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DFC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt J L Goldby  2 Oct 1954 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt R V McIntyre 12 Dec 1955 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr R Martin 27 Feb 1956 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE

Source - April 1956 Air Force List

It absorbed No 63 Group on 1 January 1957

1957

Location Command Controlled
RAF Rufforth Home Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Harold V Satterley 18 Feb 1957 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, DFC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt A W Chambers 18 Mar 1957 ADC to AOC,
Air Staff
Gp Capt R V McIntyre 12 Dec 1955 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC
Sqn Ldr K A Perkin    
Sqn Ldr B H Walker 15 Aug 1955 DFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt E V Cunliffe  4 Feb 1957 Senior Administrative Staff Officer, MBE
Sqn Ldr K G Flintoft 23 Jun 1952 Personnel
Staffs of the Staff (Administrative Staff)
Medical
Gp Capt G H Stuart**  1 Jan 1957 Senior Medical Officer, MD, BS, MRCS, LRCP, DPH
Wg Cdr H C Thomas  7 Apr 1957 MB, BS, MRCS, LRCP
Dental
Gp Capt F B Summerling  1 May 1957 OBE, BA, BDentSc
Technical Staff
Engineer
Sqn Ldr M Greenwood 14 Jan 1957  
Radio
Flt Lt W G Diack 14 Nov 1955  
Miscellaneous Appointment
Wg Cdr J A P Owen  2 Jan 1956 President, No 2 SCM

** Also shown in No 61 Group

Source - April & July 1957 Air Force List

1958

Location Command Controlled
RAF Rufforth Home Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Harold V Satterley 18 Feb 1957 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, DFC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt A W Chambers 18 Mar 1957 ADC to AOC,
Air Staff
Gp Capt T S Rivett-Carnac 25 Nov 1957 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC
Wg Cdr B G F Drinkwater 31 Mar 1958  
Sqn Ldr K A Perkin    
Sqn Ldr B H Walker 15 Aug 1955 DFC
Signals
Flt Lt W G Diack 14 Nov 1955  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr E Cotton 28 Mar 1958 Senior Administrative Staff Officer, DFC
Sqn Ldr F K Hindle 11 Jun 1957 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, DFC
Staffs of the Staff (Administrative Staff)
Medical
Gp Capt L S Everett 21 Jun 1957 Senior Medical Officer,  MRCS, LRCP
Wg Cdr C G Harold 21 Jan 1958 MB, BCh
Technical Staff
Engineer
Sqn Ldr M Greenwood 14 Jan 1957  
Miscellaneous Appointment
Gp Capt F B Summerling  1 May 1957 Principal Dental Officer Northern Area, OBE, BA, BDentSc
Wg Cdr J A P Owen  2 Jan 1956 President, No 2 SCM

Source - April 1958 Air Force List

1959

Location Command Controlled
RAF Rufforth Home Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Harold V Satterley 18 Feb 1957 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, DFC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt A W Chambers 18 Mar 1957 ADC to AOC,
Air Staff
Gp Capt T S Rivett-Carnac 25 Nov 1957 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC
Wg Cdr B G F Drinkwater 31 Mar 1958  
Sqn Ldr J C Burch  7 Jul 1958  
Sqn Ldr F T Cooper 20 Oct 1958  
Signals
Flt Lt W G Diack 14 Nov 1955  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr E Cotton 28 Mar 1958 Senior Administrative Staff Officer, DFC
Sqn Ldr R E Dyson 13 Aug 1958 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, DFC
Staffs of the Staff (Administrative Staff)
Medical
Gp Capt L S Everett 21 Jun 1957 Senior Medical Officer,  MRCS, LRCP
Wg Cdr C G Harold 21 Jan 1958 MB, BCh
Technical Staff
Engineer
Sqn Ldr M Greenwood 14 Jan 1957  
Miscellaneous Appointment
Wg Cdr P G Brodie 30 Jan 1958 President, No 2 SCM

Source - January 1959 Air Force List

It disbanded on 31 March 1959

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