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RAF Persian Gulf/HQ Air Forces Gulf - Personnel


[1959 | 1960 | 1961 | 1962 | 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969 | 1970 | 1971]

This HQ was formed on 4 July 1959 at Muharraq.

1959

Listings for this year are currently unavailable.

Source - October 1959 Air Force List

1960

Listings for this year are currently unavailable.

Source - October 1960 Air Force List

1961

Location Controlled
RAF Muharraq, Bahrain

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt G B Walford 22 Jan 1960 Commander, OBE
Air Staff
Operations
Sqn Ldr L M Bailey 19 Jul 1960  
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr R J Hopkins 12 Aug 1960 DSO
Signals
Sqn Ldr C E Stones 11 Jul 1960  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr C M Stavert  7 Dec 1959 AFC
Equipment
Sqn Ldr T A Evans  4 Oct 1959 BEM

Staffs of the Services (Administrative Staffs)

Medical
Wg Cdr S E Cupples 25 Jul 1960 MB, BCh, DPH
Works
Mr J Mitchell   Superintending Engineer Persian Works Area, AMICE, AMIStructE

Source - January 1961 Air Force List

1962

Location Controlled
RAF Muharraq, Bahrain

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt Erneat W Tacon 30 Nov 1961 Commander,  CBE, DSO, MVO, DFC*, AFC*; later A/Cdre
Air Staff
Operations
Sqn Ldr A H Turner 31 May 1961 AFC
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr H Watkin-Jones 28 Oct 1961 DFC
Signals
Sqn Ldr A C Wright 26 Jun 1961  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr C M Stavert  7 Dec 1959 AFC
Equipment
Sqn Ldr T A Evans  4 Oct 1959 BEM

Staffs of the Services (Administrative Staffs)

Medical
Wg Cdr S E Cupples 25 Jul 1960 MB, BCh, DPH
Works
Mr J Alston   Superintending Engineer Persian Works Area, AMICE

Source - January 1962 Air Force List

1963

Location Controlled
RAF Muharraq, Bahrain

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt Erneat W Tacon 30 Nov 1961 Commander,  CBE, DSO, MVO, DFC*, AFC*; later A/Cdre
Air Staff
Operations
Sqn Ldr A H Turner 31 May 1961 AFC
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr H Watkin-Jones 28 Oct 1961 DFC
Signals
Flt Lt J F Palmer 23 Aug 1962  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr J M Calvey 16 Jul 1962 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Equipment
Sqn Ldr R L Walker 15 Mar 1962  

Staffs of the Services (Administrative Staffs)

Medical
Wg Cdr I H Mercer 16 Jul 1962 DPH

Source - Spring 1963 Air Force List

1964

Location Controlled
RAF Muharraq, Bahrain

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Edward G L Millington 13 Jan 1964 Commander, CB, CBE, DFC
Air Staff
Operations
Wg Cdr E L Connor 26 Jun 1963  
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr H Watkin-Jones 28 Oct 1961 DFC
Signals
Flt Lt J F Palmer 23 Aug 1962  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr K W Mackenzie 26 Nov 1963 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC, AFC
Equipment
Sqn Ldr R L Walker 15 Mar 1962  

Staffs of the Services (Administrative Staffs)

Medical
Wg Cdr I H Mercer 16 Jul 1962 Senior Medical Officer, LMSSA, DPH
Chaplain
Rev G R Renowden 25 Jun 1964 BA

Source - 1964 Air Force List

1965

Location Controlled
RAF Muharraq, Bahrain

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Edward G L Millington 13 Jan 1964 Commander, CB, CBE, DFC
Air Staff
Operations
Wg Cdr M Adams 30 Jun 1965 AFC
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr D H Bennett 17 Oct 1963  
Signals
Flt Lt F J Hoblyn 24 Feb 1965  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr G B Atkinson 18 May 1965 Senior Officer i/c Administration, MBE, DFC
Equipment
Sqn Ldr N Rollin 23 Feb 1964  

Staffs of the Services (Administrative Staffs)

Medical
Wg Cdr W B Kennedy 27 Jul 1964 MB, ChB, DPH
Chaplain
Rev S E Brinkman 12 May 1965  

Source - 1965 Air Force List

1966

Location Controlled
RAF Muharraq, Bahrain

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Edward G L Millington 13 Jan 1964 Commander, CB, CBE, DFC
Air Staff
Operations
Wg Cdr M Adams 30 Jun 1965 AFC
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr D H Bennett 17 Oct 1963  
Signals
Flt Lt F J Hoblyn 24 Feb 1965  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr G B Atkinson 18 May 1965 Senior Officer i/c Administration, MBE, DFC
Equipment
Sqn Ldr N Rollin 23 Feb 1964  

Staffs of the Services (Administrative Staffs)

Medical
Wg Cdr W B Kennedy 27 Jul 1964 MB, ChB, DPH
Chaplain
Rev S E Brinkman 12 May 1965  

Source - Spring 1966 Air Force List

It was redesignated HQ Air Forces Gulf on 1 September 1967.

1967

Location Controlled
RAF Muharraq, Bahrain

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre John G Topham 27 Jun 1966 Commander, DSO, OBE, DFC*
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt W Goodfellow 19 Nov 1965 PA to Commander
Air Staff
Operations
Wg Cdr M Adams 30 Jun 1965 AFC
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr R E W Smeedon  6 Oct 1965  
Signals
Flt Lt F J Hoblyn 24 Feb 1965  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr G B Atkinson 18 May 1965 Senior Officer i/c Administration, MBE, DFC
Equipment
Sqn Ldr A E Wilton 23 Feb 1966  
Sqn Ldr T H Leonard  9 Jan 1967 Senior Personnel Staff Officer

Staffs of the Services (Administrative Staffs)

Medical
Wg Cdr W B Kennedy 27 Jul 1964 MB, ChB, DPH
Chaplain
Rev S E Brinkman 12 May 1965  

Source - Spring 1967 Air Force List

1968

Despite having been renamed HQ Air Forces Gulf on 1 September 1967, it is shown as RAF Gulf in this edition.

Location Controlled
RAF Muharraq, Bahrain

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre John G Topham 27 Jun 1966 Commander, DSO, OBE, DFC*
Personal Appointment
Fg Off J Routledge  5 Jan 1968  
Air Staff
Operations
Gp Capt J T Jennings 23 Aug 1867 DFC
Wg Cdr Geoffrey S Cooper 17 Jul 1967 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr R N J Saker  3 Jun 1967  
Sqn Ldr C C Golds 11 Jul 1966 AFC
Sqn Ldr W L Smyth  3 Jun 1967 OBE
Flight Safety
Sqn Ldr M Kotlarz 22 Jan 1968  
Plans and Training
Sqn Ldr M Jenkins  9 Feb 1967  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt Basil W Parsons  1 Jun 1967 CBE, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Organisation
Wg Cdr S C Ladyman  1 Feb 1967 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Sqn Ldr J Hodgson 21 Sep 1966  
Sqn Ldr P G Squirrell  3 Jan 1968  
Personnel
Sqn Ldr T H Leonard  9 Jan 1967 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Equipment
Wg Cdr A J Spence 20 Jun 1967 Senior Equipment Staff Officer, MBE
Sqn Ldr K J Winder 15 Dec 1967 E1
Sqn Ldr L C Francis 20 Mar 1967 E2

Staffs of the Services (Administrative Staffs)

Catering
Sqn Ldr W H Ellyard 18 Jul 1967  
Accounts
Sqn Ldr C K Marfell  1 Aug 1967 Senior Accounts Officer

Engineering Staff

Gp Capt Thomas M G Bury 10 Aug 1967 Senior Officer Engineering, OBE; later A/Cdre
Mechanical Engineering
Wg Cdr W H Williamson  5 Jun 1967  
Sqn Ldr D A E Gutteridge  1 Jul 1967  
Sqn Ldr P S Goffey 15 Jun 1967 MBE
Electrical Engineering
Wg Cdr R W Leppard  5 Jun 1967 AMIERE
Sqn Ldr H G D Allerston 31 Jan 1968  
Sqn Ldr W S Holmes 22 Feb 1967  
Engineering Co-ordination
Sqn Ldr T D Ward 31 Jul 1967  

 

Source - Spring 1968 Air Force List

1969

The listings for this year are currently unavailable

Source - 1969 Air Force List

1970

Location Controlled
RAF Muharraq, Bahrain

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre John L W Ellacombe 24 May 1968 Commander, DFC*
Personal Appointment
Fg Off J Routledge  5 Jan 1968  
Air Staff
Operations
Gp Capt D J Rhodes 19 Sep 1969 AFM
Wg Cdr J B Jay 21 Jul 1969  
Sqn Ldr J A Bell 24 Jun 1968  
Sqn Ldr W R Oatey 18 Jul 1968  
Sqn Ldr P H Hudgell 20 Jan1969 MBE
Sqn Ldr R J Smith  6 Mar 1969  
Flight Safety
Sqn Ldr M Kotlarz 22 Jan 1968  
Plans
Wg Cdr A R Mason  2 May 1968  
Sqn Ldr R T F Snare  7 Apr 1969  
Sqn Ldr M J Middlemist 18 Aug 1969  
Meteorological
Mr D Forsdyke   BSc
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt P H Stembridge 16 Sep 1968 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC*
Organisation
Wg Cdr D K Allport 22 Apr 1969 DSO, DFC*
Sqn Ldr R G Penniall 30 Jun 1969  
Sqn Ldr J J Maynard  1 Jan 1970  
Sqn Ldr C  A S Shaw 19 Jan 1970  
Personnel
Sqn Ldr T W P Clifford 14 Jan 1969 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, MBE, DFC
Equipment
Wg Cdr A Gill 10 Jun 1969 Senior Equipment Staff Officer, AMBIM
Sqn Ldr L C Francis 20 Mar 1967 AMBIM, DPhysEd
Sqn Ldr R F Mills 20 Feb 1969  
Sqn Ldr R J Probert  3 Nov 1969  
Sqn Ldr J J R Crichton  3 Nov 1969  
Command Secretary
Mr E J Payne    

Staffs of the Services (Administrative Staffs)

Catering
Wg Cdr J B Foden  5 Jan 1970 AMBIM
Accounts
Sqn Ldr B Gibbs 22 Jul 1968 Command Accounts Officer, AMBIM

Engineering Staff

Gp Capt A E Foster  1 Apr 1968 Senior Officer Engineering, OBE, CEng, AFRAeS
Mechanical Engineering
Wg Cdr B O Ratcliffe 10 Sep 1969  
Sqn Ldr D B D Rhodes  6 May 1968 MBE, AMBIM
Sqn Ldr A F Willis 14 May 1968  
Sqn Ldr N W Stewart  4 Sep 1968  
Sqn Ldr P G Burn 24 Jul 1969  
Electrical Engineering
Wg Cdr H W C Hodges 29 Jul 1969 MIERE
Sqn Ldr C S L Akehurst 16 Jul 1968  
Sqn Ldr F M Holmes 16 Jul 1968  
Sqn Ldr L E Farmer  3 Nov 1968 MBE
Sqn Ldr A Thomson 19 Jan 1970  
Engineering Plans and Records
Sqn Ldr R J E Walker 22 Apr 1968 CEng, AFRAeS

Source - Spring 1970 Air Force List

1971

Source - Spring 1971 Air Force List

It disbanded on 15 December 1971.

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