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Allied Air Forces Northern Europe - Personnel and locations


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

This was formed supposedly formed in January 1956 but it appears in earlier Air Force Lists

1953

Location
Allied Air Forces, Northern Europe, Sandvika, Oslo, Norway

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt S L Blunt  7 Jul 1951 Deputy Chief of Staff Administration,
Wg Cdr R H Abrook 10 Jul 1951 Chief Signals Officer, BEM

Operations

Wg Cdr P J T Stephenson  3 Jul 1951 DFC

Intelligence

Wg Cdr T A Trotter 15 Sep 1952  

Personnel

Wg Cdr W F Howe 13 Jun 1951  

Organisation and Policy

Wg Cdr A P Dart  8 Sep 1952 DSO, DFC
Logistics
Wg Cdr O M Berkeley  3 Jul 1952 OBE

Source - January 1953 Air Force List

1954

Location
Allied Air Forces, Northern Europe, Sandvika, Oslo, Norway

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt R V McIntyre 12 Jan 1953 Head of Operations Branch, DFC
Gp Capt A D Groom 13 Aug 1953 Deputy Chief of Staff Administration, DSO
Gp Capt Alfred T Monks 13 Aug 1953 Chief Signals Officer, AMIEE; later AVM

Plans

Wg Cdr E A Springall 13 Aug 1953  

Intelligence

Wg Cdr D A Reddick 10 Aug 1953 OBE, DFC, AFC

Manpower

Wg Cdr S J H Carr 26 May 1953 DFC

Organisation and Policy

Wg Cdr G B Walford 30 May 1954 OBE
Logistics
Wg Cdr Keith H Gooding  1 Mar 1954  OBE; later AVM

Source - October 1954 Air Force List

1955

Location
Allied Air Forces, Northern Europe, Sandvika, Oslo, Norway

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt A D Groom 13 Aug 1953 Deputy Chief of Staff Administration, DSO
Gp Capt Alfred T Monks 13 Aug 1953 Chief Signals Officer, AMIEE; later AVM
Gp Capt G A L Manton  3 Jan 1955 Deputy Chief of Staff (Plans and Operational)

Plans

Wg Cdr E A Springall 13 Aug 1953  

Intelligence

Wg Cdr D A Reddick 10 Aug 1953 OBE, DFC, AFC

Manpower

Wg Cdr S J H Carr 26 May 1953 DFC

Organisation and Policy

Wg Cdr G B Walford 30 May 1954 OBE
Logistics
Wg Cdr Keith H Gooding  1 Mar 1954  OBE; later AVM
Exercise and Manoeuvres
Wg Cdr H S Grimsey  3 Jun 1954 OBE, DFC, AFC
Engineering Construction
Wg Cdr R K Williams 15 Nov 1954 AMICE
Wg Cdr R C Rotherham  14 Aug 1954 SO to RDAF HQ, OBE, DFC

Source - April 1955 Air Force List

1956

Location
Allied Air Forces, Northern Europe, Sandvika, Oslo, Norway

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt D J Alvey 19 Aug 1955 Deputy Chief of Staff Administration, OBE
Gp Capt G A L Manton  3 Jan 1955 Deputy Chief of Staff (Plans and Operational)
Gp Capt Benjamin H Boon 17 Aug 1955 Chief Signals Officer, OBE, BA, AMIEE; later A/Cdre

Plans

Wg Cdr Frederick O Barrett 26 Aug 1955 DFC; later A/Cdre

Intelligence

Wg Cdr D A Reddick 10 Aug 1953 OBE, DFC, AFC

Manpower

Wg Cdr S J H Carr 26 May 1953 DFC

Organisation and Policy

Wg Cdr G B Walford 30 May 1954 OBE
Logistics
Wg Cdr E M Sopwith  2 Sep 1955 OBE
Exercise and Manoeuvres
Wg Cdr H S Grimsey  3 Jun 1954 OBE, DFC, AFC
Engineering Construction
Wg Cdr R K Williams 15 Nov 1954 AMICE
Wg Cdr R C Rotherham  14 Aug 1954 SO to RDAF HQ, OBE, DFC

Source - January 1956 Air Force List

1957

Location
Allied Air Forces, Northern Europe, Sandvika, Oslo, Norway

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Office of the Chief of Staff

Wg Cdr Vacant   Executive to Chief of Staff

Plans and Operations

Gp Capt J D D Collier 25 Mar1957 Assistant Chief of Staff Operations and Training, DSO, DFC*
Wg Cdr L Reavell-Carter 11 Jun 1956 Exercise and Manoeuvres Staff Officer, MBE
Wg Cdr Frederick O Barrett 26 Aug 1955 Plans Staff Officer, DFC; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr G B Johns 26 May 1956 Operations Staff Officer, DSO, DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr F E Ratcliffe  8 May 1956 Assistant Chief of Staff Intelligence, OBE
Sqn Ldr D W Bedford 25 Feb 1957 Operations Maritime Air Staff Officer
Logistics and Administration
Gp Capt D J Alvey 19 Aug 1955 Assistant Chief of Staff Logistics, OBE
Wg Cdr L C J Smith 13 Jun 1956 Assistant Chief of Staff Personnel and Administration, OBE
Wg Cdr E M Sopwith  2 Sep 1955 Logistic Plans Staff Officer, OBE
Wg Cdr R K Williams 15 Nov 1954 Engineering Construction Installations Staff Officer, ERD, AMICE
Sqn Ldr A G Brown 18 Mar 1957 Administrative Plans Staff Officer, DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr N E De Grucy 16 Nov 1953 Infrastructure Plans Staff Officer

Signals

Gp Capt Benjamin H Boon 17 Aug 1955 Chief Signals Officer, OBE, BA, AMIEE; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr B H Goodger 28 Feb 1955 Telecommunication Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr E Merch-Chammon 30 Aug 1954 Electronics Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr A P Harvey 20 Sep 1954 Communications Plans Staff Officer

Denmark

Wg Cdr P J Anson  9 Oct 1956 Staff Officer to Royal Danish Air Force HQ, DFC

Source - July 1957 Air Force List

1958

Location
Allied Air Forces, Northern Europe, Sandvika, Oslo, Norway

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Office of the Chief of Staff

Wg Cdr I G Mackay 25 Aug 1956 Executive to Chief of Staff

Plans and Operations

Gp Capt J D D Collier 25 Mar1957 Assistant Chief of Staff Operations and Training, DSO, DFC*
Wg Cdr L Reavell-Carter 11 Jun 1956 Exercise and Manoeuvres Staff Officer, MBE
Wg Cdr R A Simpson 21 Aug 1957 Plans Staff Officer
Wg Cdr G B Johns 26 May 1956 Operations Staff Officer, DSO, DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr F E Ratcliffe  8 May 1956 Assistant Chief of Staff Intelligence, OBE
Sqn Ldr D W Bedford 25 Feb 1957 Operations Maritime Air Staff Officer
Logistics and Administration
Gp Capt G F Rodney 23 Sep 1957 Deputy Chief of Staff (Plans and Operational), DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr L C J Smith 13 Jun 1956 Assistant Chief of Staff Personnel and Administration, OBE
Wg Cdr E M Sopwith  2 Sep 1955 Logistic Plans Staff Officer, OBE
Wg Cdr J G Marris 28 Aug 1957 Engineering Construction Installations Staff Officer, AMICE
Sqn Ldr A G Brown 18 Mar 1957 Administrative Plans Staff Officer, DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr H N Kitchin 15 Jan 1957 Engineering Construction Signals Staff Officer, MBE

Signals

Gp Capt Benjamin H Boon 17 Aug 1955 Chief Signals Officer, OBE, BA, AMIEE; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr B H Goodger 28 Feb 1955 Telecommunication Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr J M Railton  7 Nov 1957 Electronics Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr K W Haynes  9 Nov 1957 Communications Plans Staff Officer

Denmark

Wg Cdr P J Anson  9 Oct 1956 Staff Officer to Royal Danish Air Force HQ, DFC

Source - January 1958 Air Force List

1959

Location
Allied Air Forces, Northern Europe, Sandvika, Oslo, Norway

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Office of the Chief of Staff

Wg Cdr D I Pike 15 Sep 1958 Executive to Chief of Staff, MC

Plans and Operations

Gp Capt J D D Collier 25 Mar1957 Assistant Chief of Staff Operations and Training, DSO, DFC*
Wg Cdr F J French 12 May 1958 Exercise and Manoeuvres Staff Officer, OBE, DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr R A Simpson 21 Aug 1957 Plans Staff Officer
Wg Cdr

John A Sowrey

12 May 1958 Operations Staff Officer, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr F E Ratcliffe  8 May 1956 Assistant Chief of Staff Intelligence, OBE
Sqn Ldr D W Bedford 25 Feb 1957 Operations Maritime Air Staff Officer
Logistics and Administration
Gp Capt G F Rodney 23 Sep 1957 Deputy Chief of Staff (Plans and Operational), DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr H A Lax  4 Jun 1958 Assistant Chief of Staff Personnel and Administration
Wg Cdr

Harold E Barker

 6 Mar 1958 Logistic Plans Staff Officer, OBE, BSc (Agric); later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr J G Marris 28 Aug 1957 Engineering Construction Installations Staff Officer, AMICE
Sqn Ldr A G Brown 18 Mar 1957 Administrative Plans Staff Officer, DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr H N Kitchin 15 Jan 1957 Engineering Construction Signals Staff Officer, MBE

Signals

Gp Capt Guy C Godfrey 17 Feb 1958 Chief Signals Officer, MBE; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr W A James  3 Mar 1958 Telecommunication Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr J M Railton  7 Nov 1957 Electronics Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr P I Ivelaw 15 Dec 1958 Communications Plans Staff Officer, BSc (Eng), AMIEE

Denmark

Wg Cdr A F Wilson 28 Sep 1958 Staff Officer to Royal Danish Air Force HQ, DFC

Source - January 1959 Air Force List

1960

Location
Allied Air Forces, Northern Europe, Sandvika, Oslo, Norway

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Plans and Operations

Gp Capt J S Laird 26 Jan 1959 Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations and Training, OBE
Wg Cdr L G Ash  5 Jan 1959 Assistant Chief of Staff Intelligence
Wg Cdr F J French 12 May 1958 Exercise and Manoeuvres Staff Officer, OBE, DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr R A Simpson 21 Aug 1957 Plans Staff Officer
Wg Cdr

John A Sowrey

12 May 1958 Operations Staff Officer, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr S A Vialls 10 Oct 1957 Air Defence Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr J D Conry  7 Feb 1959 Maritime Operations Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr P D Shearwood 12 Jul 1958 Passive Defence Staff Officer, MBE
Sqn Ldr T C Woods  9 Feb 1959 Plans II Staff Officer
Wg Cdr D I Pike 15 Sep 1958 HQ Air Commander Norway Liaison Officer, MC
Logistics and Administration
Gp Capt W N Kenyon  1 Jul 1959 Assistant Chief of Staff, Logistics, OBE, AFC
Wg Cdr

Harold E Barker

 6 Mar 1958 Logistic Plans Staff Officer, OBE, BSc (Agric); later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr H A Lax  4 Jun 1958 Assistant Chief of Staff Personnel and Administration
Wg Cdr J G Marris 28 Aug 1957 Engineering Construction Installations Staff Officer, AMICE
Sqn Ldr W R Ringrose 26 Jul 1959 Personnel and Establishment Staff Officer, DFC, LLB
Sqn Ldr A J B Clements  5 Jan 1959 Engineering Construction Signals Staff Officer, Dip El
Sqn Ldr R Adam 14 Oct 1959 Logistics Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr D E Peters  4 Aug 1958 Movements Staff Officer

Signals

Gp Capt Guy C Godfrey 17 Feb 1958 Chief Signals Officer, MBE; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr A J J Kirk  2 Jun 1958 Chief Telecommunications Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr P I Ivelaw 15 Dec 1958 Electronics Staff Officer, BSc (Eng), AMIME, AMIEE, AFRAeS
Sqn Ldr W A James  3 Mar 1958 Telecommunication Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr F W Church 24 Oct 1959 Signals Plans Staff Officer

Source - January 1960 Air Force List

1961

Location
Allied Air Forces, Northern Europe, Sandvika, Oslo, Norway

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Plans and Operations

Gp Capt J S Laird 26 Jan 1959 Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations and Training, OBE
Wg Cdr R Turner xx Jan 1961 Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence
Wg Cdr R Findlater 12 Apr 1960 Exercises and Manoeuvres Staff Officer, OBE, DSO, DFC
Wg Cdr W J O Morrison 14 Mar1960 Tactical Staff Officer, AFC
Wg Cdr P Peters 29 Feb 1960 Chief Staff Officer, Plans II
Wg Cdr D I Pike 15 Sep 1958 HQ Air Commander Norway Liaison Officer, MC
Wg Cdr J K Rogers 22 Feb 1960 Air Defence Staff Officer
Wg Cdr A J Houston  3 Sep 1960 HQ RDAF Liaison Officer, AFC
Sqn Ldr J L Birch 15 Aug 1960 Passive Defence Staff Officer, BSc
Sqn Ldr J D Conry  7 Feb 1959 Maritime Operations Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr T C Woods  9 Feb 1959 Plans II Staff Officer

Logistics and Administration

Gp Capt W N Kenyon  1 Jul 1959 Assistant Chief of Staff, Logistics, OBE, AFC
Wg Cdr S M Greig  5 Mar 1960 Logistic Plans Staff Officer
Wg Cdr H A Lax  4 Jun 1958 Assistant Chief of Staff, Personnel and Logistics
Wg Cdr D L Moir  3 Aug 1960 Assistant Chief Engineer, BSc (Eng), AMICE
Sqn Ldr R Adam 14 Oct 1959 Logistics Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr A J B Clements  5 Jan 1959 Engineering Construction Signals Staff Officer, Dip El
Sqn Ldr W R Ringrose 26 Jul 1959 Personnel and Establishment Staff Officer, DFC, LLB
Sqn Ldr E A Wass 27 Jul 1960 Movements Staff Officer

Signals

Gp Capt G L S Griffith-Jones 22 Feb 1960 Deputy Chief of Staff, CBE, MA
Wg Cdr R Tillyard 23 May 1960 Chief Telecommunications Staff Officer, AFRAeS
Sqn Ldr L H Oates 14 Mar 1960 Signals Plans, MBE
Sqn Ldr P I Ivelaw 15 Dec 1958 Electronics Staff Officer, BSc (Eng), AMIME, AMIEE, AFRAeS
Sqn Ldr F W Church 24 Oct 1959 Signals Plans Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr V Buckman  1 Feb 1960 Electronics Staff Officer

Source - January 1961 Air Force List

1962

Location
Allied Air Forces, Northern Europe, Sandvika, Oslo, Norway

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Plans and Operations

Gp Capt W G Devas   Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations and Training, CBE, DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr E D Green 31 May 1961 HQ Air Commander Norway Liaison Officer, AFC
Wg Cdr R Turner  5 Jan 1961 Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence
Wg Cdr R Findlater 12 Apr 1960 Exercises and Manoeuvres Staff Officer, OBE, DSO, DFC
Wg Cdr A J Houston  3 Sep 1960 HQ RDAF Liaison Officer, AFC
Wg Cdr W J O Morrison 14 Mar1960 Tactical Staff Officer, AFC
Wg Cdr P Peters 29 Feb 1960 Chief Staff Officer, Plans II
Wg Cdr J K Rogers 22 Feb 1960 Air Defence Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr J L Birch 15 Aug 1960 Passive Defence Staff Officer, BSc
Sqn Ldr M A McNeile 31 Jul 1961 Staff Officer Plans II
Sqn Ldr D J Mitchell 14 Jun 1961 Maritime Operations Staff Officer

Logistics and Administration

Gp Capt W N Kenyon  1 Jul 1959 Assistant Chief of Staff, Logistics, OBE, AFC
Wg Cdr S M Greig  5 Mar 1960 Logistic Plans Staff Officer
Wg Cdr I E Miller 14 Jan 1961 Assistant Chief of Staff, Personnel and Statistics
Wg Cdr D L Moir  3 Aug 1960 Assistant Chief Engineer, BSc (Eng), AMICE
Sqn Ldr N Comber 20 Mar 1961 Personnel and Establishment Staff Officer,
Sqn Ldr D W Hills 10 Jan 1961 Engineering Construction Signals Staff Officer, AMBIRE
Sqn Ldr D C Walker 30 Sep 1961 Logistics Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr E A Wass 27 Jul 1960 Movements Staff Officer

Signals

Gp Capt G L S Griffith-Jones 22 Feb 1960 Deputy Chief of Staff - Communications and Electronics, CBE, MA
Wg Cdr E W W Kemp  1 Jan 1962 Telecommunications Staff Officer, MBE
Wg Cdr R Tillyard 23 May 1960 Chief Telecommunications Staff Officer, AFRAeS
Sqn Ldr V Buckman  1 Feb 1960 Electronics Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr A S D Burke 19 Oct 1961 Staff Officer, Signals Plans,
Sqn Ldr L H Oates 14 Mar 1960 Signals Plans, MBE

Source - January 1962 Air Force List

1963

Location
Allied Air Forces, Northern Europe, Sandvika, Oslo, Norway

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Plans and Operations

Wg Cdr A G G Farley 27 Feb 1962 Tactical Operations Staff Officer,
Wg Cdr M D Wylie  6 Jun 1962 Exercises and Manoeuvres Staff Officer, DFC
Wg Cdr E G Alcock xx Feb 1963 HQ Air Commander Norway Liaison Officer, AFC
Wg Cdr E L Horsfall  2 Apr 1962 Chief, Air Defence Operations
Wg Cdr J C Inkson 17 Mar 1962 Air Defence Staff Officer
Wg Cdr R Turner  3 Jan 1961 Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence
Wg Cdr J H Walton 30 Jan 1962 Chief Staff Officer, Plans II, AFC
Sqn Ldr D Perrens  1 Aug 1962 Passive Defence Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr M A McNeile 31 Jul 1961 Staff Officer Plans II
Sqn Ldr D J Mitchell 14 Jun 1961 Maritime Operations Staff Officer

Logistics and Administration

Gp Capt P M Dobree-Bell 30 Nov 1961 Assistant Chief of Staff, Logistics, AFC
Wg Cdr C D Hinchliffe 17 Feb 1962 Logistic Plans Staff Officer
Wg Cdr I E Miller 14 Jan 1961 Assistant Chief of Staff, Personnel and Statistics
Wg Cdr W N Burrows  5 Sep 1962 Assistant Chief Engineer, BEng, AMICE
Sqn Ldr N Comber 20 Mar 1961 Personnel and Establishment Staff Officer,
Sqn Ldr D W Hills 10 Jan 1961 Engineering Construction Signals Staff Officer, AMBIRE
Sqn Ldr G W Willis 25 Jun 1962 Movements Staff Officer

Signals

Gp Capt M L Gaine 30 Jan 1962 Deputy Chief of Staff, Communications and Electronics, DSO, AFC, AFRAeS
Wg Cdr A E Schofield 13 Jun 1962 Chief Staff Officer, Telecommunications, AMBIRE
Sqn Ldr A S D Burke 19 Oct 1961 Staff Officer, Signals Plans,
Sqn Ldr J A Jones  1 Jan 1963 Electronics Staff Officer, MBE, AMBIRE
Sqn Ldr W Murphy 27 Feb 1962 Staff Officer, Signals Plans
Sqn Ldr R W Wright 19 Mar 1962 Electronics Staff Officer

Source - October 1963 Air Force List

1964

The listings for this year are currently unavailable

Source - 1964 Air Force List

1965

The listings for this year are currently unavailable

Source - 1965 Air Force List

1966

The listings for this year are currently unavailable

Source - 1966 Air Force List

1967

The listings for this year are currently unavailable

Source - 1967 Air Force List

1968

Source - October 1968 Air Force List

1969

The listings for this year are currently unavailable

Source - 1969 Air Force List

1970

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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