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RAF Record Office - Principal Personnel


[1950 | 1951 | 1952 | 1953 | 1954 | 1955 | 1956 | 1957 | 1958 | 1959 | 1960 | 1961 | 1962 | 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969 | 1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975]

1950

Location Command Controlled
RAF Uxbridge Independent

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Rowland Coats  1 Dec 1949 Air Officer Commanding,
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt A J J A Nahlik 16 Jan 1950 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt George H White  1 Dec 1949 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE; later AVM
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt H D Connor  1 Dec 1949 Senior Officer i/c Administration

Source - October 1950 Air Force List

It moved to Barnwood in Gloucester in early 1951.

1951

Location Command Controlled
Barnwood, Eastern Avenue, Gloucester Independent

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Rowland Coats  1 Dec 1949 Air Officer Commanding,
Air Staff
Gp Capt N Wallett 12 Mar 1951 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr C H Leese   OBE

Source - April 1951 Air Force List

1952

Location Command Controlled
Barnwood, Eastern Avenue, Gloucester Home Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre William E V Richards 24 Sep 1951 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Air Staff
Gp Capt N Wallett 12 Mar 1951 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr C H Leese  1 Dec 1949 OBE

Source - October 1952 Air Force List

1953

Location Command Controlled
Barnwood, Eastern Avenue, Gloucester Home Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre William E V Richards 24 Sep 1951 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr C H Leese  1 Dec1949 OBE

Source - October 1953 Air Force List

1954

Location Command Controlled
Barnwood, Eastern Avenue, Gloucester Independent

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre William E V Richards 24 Sep 1951 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Sqn Ldr C H Leese   PSO to AOC, OBE
Air Staff
Gp Capt D I P Macnair  4 May 1953 Senior Air Staff Officer
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt R S Sweet  1 Mar 1954 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE

Source - April 1954 Air Force List

Location Command Controlled
Barnwood, Eastern Avenue, Gloucester Independent

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre William E V Richards 24 Sep 1951 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Sqn Ldr G R Townsend  4 Sep 1954 PSO to AOC, OBE
Air Staff
Gp Capt D I P Macnair  4 May 1953 Senior Air Staff Officer
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt R S Sweet  1 Mar 1954 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE

Source - October 1954 Air Force List

1955

Location Command Controlled
Barnwood, Eastern Avenue, Gloucester Independent

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre William E V Richards 24 Sep 1951 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Sqn Ldr G R Townsend  4 Sep 1954 PSO to AOC, OBE
Air Staff
Gp Capt D I P Macnair  4 May 1953 Senior Air Staff Officer
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr H A F Summers 21 Apr 1954 Senior Officer i/c Administration, MBE

Source - October 1955 Air Force List

1956

Location Command Controlled
Eastern Avenue, Barnwood,  Gloucester Independent

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Robert W L Glenn  2 Mar 1956 Air Officer Commanding; later AVM
Sqn Ldr P A H Moon 17 Oct 1955 PSO to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt Peter H Roscoe  1 Oct 1955 Senior Air Staff Officer, ACA; later A/Cdre
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr H A F Summers 21 Apr 1954 Senior Officer i/c Administration, MBE

Source - April 1956 Air Force List

1957

Location Command Controlled
Eastern Avenue, Barnwood,  Gloucester Independent

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Robert W L Glenn  2 Mar 1956 Air Officer Commanding; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Sqn Ldr P A H Moon 17 Oct 1955 PSO to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt Peter H Roscoe  1 Oct 1955 Senior Air Staff Officer, ACA; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr J R Oswald 21 Mar 1955 OBE
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr T Phillips  5 Mar 1956 Senior Administrative Staff Officer,
Sqn Ldr N Gibson 12 Jul 1954  
Mr H J Langman   Personnel (Civilian)
Miscellaneous Appointment
Mr C Watkins Statistical Officer

Source - April & July 1957 Air Force List

1958

Location Command Controlled
Eastern Avenue, Barnwood,  Gloucester Independent

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Arthur L Derry 15 Jan 1958 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, AACCA
Personal Appointment
Sqn Ldr G Cubby  1 Sep 1957 PSO to AOC, MBE
Air Staff
Gp Capt Peter H Roscoe  1 Oct 1955 Senior Air Staff Officer, ACA; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr F D Northfield 17 Dec 1957 OBE
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr Vacant   Senior Administrative Staff Officer,
Sqn Ldr H W Crook 23 Nov 1956 DFC
Mr H J Langman   Personnel (Civilian)
Miscellaneous Appointment
Mr C Watkins Statistical Officer

Source - April 1958 Air Force List

1959

Location Command Controlled
Eastern Avenue, Barnwood,  Gloucester Independent

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Arthur L Derry 15 Jan 1958 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, AACCA
Personal Appointment
Sqn Ldr G Cubby  1 Sep 1957 PSO to AOC, MBE
Air Staff
Gp Capt

John F Roberts

 2 Jun 1958 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, FCA; later AVM
Sqn Ldr F D Northfield 17 Dec 1957 OBE
Works Study
Wg Cdr R W Marshall 30 Sep 1957  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr E J Wilson   Senior Officer i/c Administration,
Sqn Ldr H W Crook 23 Nov 1956 DFC
Mr H J Langman   Personnel (Civilian)
Miscellaneous Appointment
Mr C Watkins Statistical Officer

Source - January 1959 Air Force List

1960

Location Command Controlled
Eastern Avenue, Barnwood,  Gloucester Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Arthur L Derry 15 Jan 1958 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, FACCA, FCCS
Personal Appointment
Sqn Ldr N George  9 Mar 1959 PSO to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt John F Roberts  2 Jun 1958 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, ACA; later AVM
Sqn Ldr F D Northfield 17 Dec 1957 OBE
Work Study
Wg Cdr R W Marshall 30 Sep 1957  
Administrative Staff
Organisation
Wg Cdr E J Wilson  9 Jun 1958 Senior Administrative Staff Officer,
Sqn Ldr J P Date 12 Oct 1959  
Personnel (Civilian)
Mr E J P Poyner    
Miscellaneous Appointment
Mr E W N Ratcliff Statistical Officer, FFA, FSS

Source - January and October 1960 Air Force List

1961

Location Command Controlled
Eastern Avenue, Barnwood,  Gloucester Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre George H White  1 Aug 1960 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, FCA; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Sqn Ldr N George  9 Mar 1959 PSO to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt A R Pruddah 16 May 1960 Senior Air Staff Officer,
Sqn Ldr F D Northfield 17 Dec 1957 OBE
Work Study
Wg Cdr A H Wilkes 24 Aug 1960 OBE
Administrative Staff
Organisation
Wg Cdr E J Wilson  9 Jun 1958 Senior Administrative Staff Officer,
Sqn Ldr J P Date 12 Oct 1959  
Personnel (Civilian)
Mr E J P Poyner    
Miscellaneous Appointment
Mr E W N Ratcliff Statistical Officer, FFA, FSS

Source - January 1961 Air Force List

1962

Location Command Controlled
Eastern Avenue, Barnwood,  Gloucester Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Leonard H Snelling  2 Oct 1961 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, AFC
Personal Appointment
Sqn Ldr N George  9 Mar 1959 PSO to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt A R Pruddah 16 May 1960 Senior Air Staff Officer,
Sqn Ldr F D Northfield 17 Dec 1957 OBE
Work Study
Wg Cdr J D Watson 12 Feb 1962  
Administrative Staff
Organisation
Sqn Ldr J P Date 12 Oct 1959 Senior Administrative Staff Officer,
Personnel (Civilian)
Mr E J P Poyner    
Miscellaneous Appointment
Mr A D Wilson Statistics

Source - January 1962 Air Force List

1963

Location Command Controlled
Eastern Avenue, Barnwood,  Gloucester Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Leonard H Snelling  2 Oct 1961 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, AFC
Personal Appointment
Sqn Ldr J R Marshall 22 Oct 1962 PSO to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt A R Pruddah 16 May 1960 Senior Air Staff Officer,
Sqn Ldr J D Berryman 20 Jun 1962  
Sqn Ldr E W F Cooper  1 Nov 1962  
Sqn Ldr M E Gardner 17 Jul 1962  
Work Study
Wg Cdr J D Watson 12 Feb 1962  
Administrative Staff
Organisation
Sqn Ldr T Williams 12 Feb 1962 Senior Officer i/c Administration, MBE
Personnel (Civilian)
Mr E J P Poyner   Civilian Administration Officer
Miscellaneous Appointment
Mr G Beardshall Statistical Officer

Source - Spring 1963 Air Force List

1964

Location Command Controlled
Eastern Avenue, Barnwood,  Gloucester Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Leonard H Snelling  2 Oct 1961 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, AFC
Personal Appointment
Sqn Ldr J R Marshall 22 Oct 1962 PSO to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt Thomas J Hanlon 20 Jan 1964 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE; later AVM
Sqn Ldr A C Gilbert 31 Mar1964 DFC
Sqn Ldr P K Noyce 12 May 1964  
Maj W A Cox 15 Jun 1964 USAF
Work Study
Wg Cdr R W Bass 17 Feb 1964 DFC, AFM
Administrative Staff
Organisation
Sqn Ldr T Williams 12 Feb 1962 Senior Officer i/c Administration, MBE
Personnel (Civilian)
Mr R W B Eades   Civilian Administration Officer
Miscellaneous Appointment
Mr G Beardshall Statistical Officer

Source - Autumn 1964 Air Force List

1965

Location Command Controlled
Eastern Avenue, Barnwood,  Gloucester Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Personal Appointment
Sqn Ldr J R Marshall 22 Oct 1962 PSO to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt P C Dainty 17 Jun 1965 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE
Sqn Ldr A C Gilbert 31 Mar1964 DFC
Sqn Ldr P K Noyce 12 May 1964  
Sqn Ldr S H D Weigall  4 Jan 1965  
Maj W  Cox 15 Jun 1964 USAF
Work Study
Wg Cdr R W Bass 17 Feb 1964 DFC, AFM
Administrative Staff
Organisation
Sqn Ldr D W Coombes 20 Jun 1965 Senior Officer i/c Administration, MBE
Personnel (Civilian)
Mr R W B Eades   Civilian Administration Officer
Miscellaneous Appointment
Mr G Beardshall Statistical Officer

Source - Autumn 1965 Air Force List

1966

Location Command Controlled
Eastern Avenue, Barnwood,  Gloucester Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Thomas J Hanlon  3 Jun 1965 Air Officer Commanding, CBE; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt R A Dexter 24 Jan 1966 PSO to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt P C Dainty 17 Jun 1965 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE
Sqn Ldr B E F Faulkner 28 Dec 1964  
Sqn Ldr A C Gilbert 31 Mar1964 DFC
Sqn Ldr B E Nicol  1 Apr 1965 BA
Sqn Ldr S H D Weigall  4 Jan 1965  
Work Study
Wg Cdr S J Palmer  2 Jan 1966 DFC
Administrative Staff
Organisation
Sqn Ldr D W Coombes 20 Jun 1965 Senior Officer i/c Administration, MBE
Personnel (Civilian)
Mr R W B Eades   Civilian Administration Officer
Miscellaneous Appointment
Mr G Beardshall Statistical Officer

Source - Spring 1966 Air Force List

1967

Location Command Controlled
Eastern Avenue, Barnwood,  Gloucester Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Thomas J Hanlon  3 Jun 1965 Air Officer Commanding, CBE; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt T C Potesta  6 Apr 1966 PSO to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt P C Dainty 17 Jun 1965 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE
Sqn Ldr D R Cunningham  8 Aug 1966  
Sqn Ldr R H H Dauncey 10 Oct 1966  
Sqn Ldr B E F Faulkner 28 Dec 1964  
Sqn Ldr P E Davie 16 Jan 1967 BA
Sqn Ldr R D Frost 13 Oct 1966  
Work Study
Wg Cdr S J Palmer  2 Jan 1966 DFC
Administrative Staff
Organisation
Sqn Ldr D W Coombes 20 Jun 1965 Senior Officer i/c Administration, MBE
Personnel (Civilian)
Mr J Webster   Civilian Administration Officer
Miscellaneous Appointment
Mr G Beardshall Statistical Officer

Source - Spring 1967 Air Force List

1968

Location Command Controlled
Eastern Avenue, Barnwood,  Gloucester Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Thomas J Hanlon  3 Jun 1965 Air Officer Commanding, CBE; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt T C Potesta  6 Apr 1966 PSO to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt W E Wolsey 25 Sep 1967 Senior Air Staff Officer, FCA
Sqn Ldr D R Cunningham  8 Aug 1966  
Sqn Ldr R H H Dauncey 10 Oct 1966  
Sqn Ldr J B M Jones  8 Jan 1966  
Sqn Ldr V J W M Lawrence  7 Jun 1967  
Work Study
Wg Cdr S J Palmer  2 Jan 1966 DFC
Administrative Staff
Organisation
Sqn Ldr D W Coombes 20 Jun 1965 Senior Officer i/c Administration, MBE
Personnel (Civilian)
Mr J Webster   Civilian Administration Officer
Miscellaneous Appointment
Mr G Beardshall Statistical Officer

Source - 1968 Air Force List

1969

The listings for this year are currently unavailable

Source - October 1969 Air Force List

It was probably transferred to the control of Maintenance Command on 1 June 1968 when Flying training and Technical Training Commands merged into Training Command.

1970

Location Command Controlled
Eastern Avenue, Barnwood,  Gloucester Maintenance Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Arthur P Vicary  1 Jun 1968 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt E I G Geddes 20 Aug 1968 PSO to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt R Stevenson 14 Jul 1969 Senior Air Staff Officer,
Wg Cdr R A Farrands  1 Apr 1968 ACIS, AMBIM
Sqn Ldr D H Sunclair  1 Jul 1968 RAAF
Sqn Ldr H M Parker 30 Jun 1969 AMBIM
Sqn Ldr D Milne 15 Dec 1969 MA
Mr P C Johnson  6 Nov 1967 Higher Executive Officer
Administrative Staff
Organisation
Sqn Ldr W J Woodcock  3 Nov 1969  
Personnel (Civilian)
Mr J Webster   Senior Executive Officer, Civilian Administration Officer
No 1 (Manning and Careers) Division
Gp Capt P A H Moon  8 Aug 1968 Officer Commanding
Wg Cdr N George 23 Jun 1969 MBE
Wg Cdr W J Tuft 14 Oct 1968 MBE, AMBIM
Wg Cdr G C R Ackrill  4 Dec 1967 MBE
Sqn Ldr P R Worzencraft 16 Oct 1967
Sqn Ldr P R Pennyfather  7 Oct 1968
Sqn Ldr D C L Holman 25 Sep 1967
Sqn Ldr W M Walters-Morgan 17 Dec 1967
Sqn Ldr D R J Hall 23 Oct 1967
Sqn Ldr A Drage 28 Feb 1969
Sqn Ldr T H Leonard 24 Mar1969
Sqn Ldr G T O Maloney 26 Jan 1969
Sqn Ldr L J Madders  4 Jun 1968 DFC
Mr J R Harris Higher Executive Officer
No 2 (Computer and Pay) Division
Gp Capt W S Lloyd 20 Jan 1969 Officer Commanding, OBE
Wg Cdr P A Bellerby 20 Feb 1967
Wg Cdr J H C Plummer  5 Jan 1969 MBE
Wg Cdr W T Joyce  5 Nov 1968 MBE
Wg Cdr W T Owens  9 Dec 1968
Sqn Ldr R G Lindus  8 Aug 1966 ACIS
Sqn Ldr W S Brokenshire 29 Nov 1967 MBE
Sqn Ldr D Lucas 19 May 1968 AMBIM
Sqn Ldr D M Evans 26 Sep 1966
Sqn Ldr B F Symondson 10 Nov 1967
Sqn Ldr R J Elliot 30 Jun 1969
Sqn Ldr A F Jackson 15 Dec 1969
Sqn Ldr E J Hobbs  5 Jan 1970
Mr C G Woodruff 19 Dec 1966 Senior Executive Officer
Mr V A Loades  2 Sep 1963 Senior Executive Officer
Mr L J R Ansell 20 May 1968 Higher Executive Officer
Mr H WBeard 27 Nov 1961 Higher Executive Officer
Mr J Boxall  2 Sep 1963 Higher Executive Officer
Mr D Chambers  2 Sep 1963 Higher Executive Officer
Mr G Beardshall 17 Dec 1962 Higher Executive Officer
Mr D A Fitt 11 May 1964 Higher Executive Officer
Mr W S Forster 23 Mar 1966 Higher Executive Officer
Mr A S Haydon  2 Sep 1963 Higher Executive Officer
Mr D E Hinde 14 Jan 1965 Higher Executive Officer
Mr J H Jones 22 Oct 1956 Higher Executive Officer
Mr B M J Townley  1 May 1967 Higher Executive Officer
No 3 (Administrative Services) Division
Mr S F Parnell  3 Apr 1967 Senior Executive Officer
Mr E Hardman 24 Sep 1856 Higher Executive Officer

* Functionally controlled by Air Force Department (Director-General of Manning and Director-General of Personal Services)

Source - Spring 1970 Air Force List

1971

Source - Spring 1971 Air Force List

1972

Source - Spring 1972 Air Force List

1973

Source - Spring 1973 Air Force List

1974

Source - Spring 1974 Air Force List

1975

Source - Spring 1975 Air Force List

 

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