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HQ Rhodesian Air Training Group, Principal Personnel 1948 - 1954


[Jul 1948 | Oct 1949 | 1950 | 1951 | 1952 | 1953 | 1954]

This was formed in January 1946 at RAF Kumalo but was redesignated the Air Training Wing, Southern Rhodesia on 1 December 1946.

It reverted to the title Rhodesian Air Training Group on 10 May 1948.

July 1948

Location Controlled
RAF Kumalo, Bulawayo

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre George G Banting 30 Oct 1946 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE; later AVM

Personal Appointment

Fg Off M Crosbie 13 Nov 1946 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt George A Walker  5 Feb 1948 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, DSO, DFC, ADC; later ACM
Personnel Staff
Sqn Ldr P J Cundy  4 Dec 1947 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, DSO, DFC, AFC

Engineer

Wg Cdr Bruce Robinson 10 Oct 1946 later AVM

Radio

Sqn Ldr R A Evenett 10 Oct 1946  

Armament

Sqn Ldr V F Wallace 26 Jun 1947  

Equipment

Wg Cdr P A B Neal 28 Oct 1946  

Accountant

Wg Cdr Cuthbert G Stowell 10 Oct 1946 later AVM

Provost

Flt Lt P N Boyle  2 Oct 1946 Deputy Assistant Provost Marshal

Medical

Wg Cdr S Paul 10 Oct 1946 MRCS, LRCP

Educational

Sqn Ldr B N Keeling  7 Mar 1947 BA

Works

Sqn Ldr H D Wrightwick   OBE

Aeronautical Inspection

Flt Lt J E Reader    

Source - July 1948 Air Force List

It was reduced to Group status after this date but before October 1949.

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

October 1949

Location Controlled
RAF Kumalo, Bulawayo

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Norman S Allinson 19 Feb 1949 Air Officer Commanding, CB; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt N E Bowen 20 May 1949 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt George A Walker  5 Feb 1948 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, DSO, DFC, ADC; later ACM
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr Robert J B Burns 11 Dec 1947 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE; later A/Cdre

Technical Staff

Wg Cdr J W White 22 Oct 1948 Senior Technical Staff Officer, MBE

Source - October 1949 Air Force List

1950

Location Controlled
RAF Kumalo, Bulawayo

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Norman S Allinson 19 Feb 1949 Air Officer Commanding, CB; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt N E Bowen 20 May 1949 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt George A Walker  5 Feb 1948 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, DSO, DFC, ADC; later ACM
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr Robert J B Burns 11 Dec 1947 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE; later A/Cdre

Technical Staff

Wg Cdr J W White 22 Oct 1948 Senior Technical Staff Officer, MBE

Source - October 1950 Air Force List

1951

Location Controlled
RAF Kumalo, Bulawayo

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Hugh H Brookes  4 May 1951 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DFC; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt N E Bowen 20 May 1949 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt Dudley S Radford 23 Jul 1950 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr C W Bromley 17 May 1950 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC, AFC

Technical Staff

Wg Cdr J W White 22 Oct 1948 Senior Technical Staff Officer, MBE

Source - October 1951 Air Force List

1952

Location Controlled
RAF Kumalo, Bulawayo

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Hugh H Brookes  4 May 1951 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DFC; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt L G A Bastard 11 Jul 1951 Personal Assistant to AOC, DFC
Air Staff
Gp Capt Guy Bearne  3 Aug 1951 Senior Air Staff Officer; later AVM
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr C W Bromley 17 May 1950 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC, AFC

Technical Staff

Gp Capt

Albert A F Hickman

11 May 1951 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE, AFRAeS; later A/Cdre

Source - January 1952 Air Force List

Location Controlled
RAF Kumalo, Bulawayo

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Hugh H Brookes  4 May 1951 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DFC; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt L G A Bastard 11 Jul 1951 Personal Assistant to AOC, DFC
Air Staff
Gp Capt Guy Bearne  3 Aug 1951 Senior Air Staff Officer; later AVM
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr Christopher D North-Lewis 21 Jan 1952 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DSO, DFC; later A/Cdre

Technical Staff

Wg Cdr H H B Lewis 24 Mar 1952 Senior Technical Staff Officer, AFRAeS

Source - October 1952 Air Force List

1953

Location Controlled
RAF Kumalo, Bulawayo

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Guy Bearne 16 Jan 1953? Air Officer Commandin,; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt L G A Bastard 11 Jul 1951 Personal Assistant to AOC, DFC
Air Staff
Gp Capt R K Cassels  9 Feb 1953 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC, AFC
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr J P Hopkins  4 Nov 1952 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC

Technical Staff

Wg Cdr H H B Lewis 24 Mar 1952 Senior Technical Staff Officer, AFRAeS

Source - October 1953 Air Force List

It disbanded on 31 March 1954

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