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Allied Air Forces Southern 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
HQ Allied Forces, Southern Europe RAF Element, British Forces PO 8 (Naples)

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Plans and Policy Division
Sqn Ldr W G Easton   Air Plans Section
Wg Cdr S H Brown   Air Defence Plans Section, MBE

Source - January 1953 Air Force List

1954

Location
HQ Allied Forces, Southern Europe RAF Element, British Forces PO 8 (Naples)

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Plans and Policy Division
Wg Cdr F J Mundy   Air Plans Section
Wg Cdr A P Dottridge   Air Defence Plans Section, DFC*
Sqn Ldr R L S Coulson   Programmes Division

Source - October 1954 Air Force List

1955

Location
HQ Allied Forces, Southern Europe RAF Element, British Forces PO 8 (Naples)

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Plans and Policy Division
Wg Cdr F J Mundy   Air Plans Section
Wg Cdr A P Dottridge   Air Defence Plans Section, DFC*
Sqn Ldr R L S Coulson   Programmes Division

Source - April & October 1955 Air Force List

1956

Location
HQ Allied Forces, Southern Europe RAF Element, British Forces PO 8 (Naples)

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Plans and Policy Division
Wg Cdr F J Mundy 26 May 1954 Air Plans Section
Wg Cdr K P MacKenzie  7 Jul 1955 War Plans Branch
Wg Cdr J B Grant 23 Oct 1954 Programmes Division, DSO, DFC

Source - 1956 Air Force List

1957

Location
HQ Allied Forces, Southern Europe RAF Element, British Forces PO 8 (Naples)

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Plans and Policy Division
Wg Cdr F J Mundy 26 May 1954 Air Plans Section
Wg Cdr K P MacKenzie  7 Jul 1955 War Plans Branch
Wg Cdr J B Grant 23 Oct 1954 Programmes Division, DSO, DFC

Source - July 1957 Air Force List

1958

Location
HQ Allied Forces, Southern Europe RAF Element, British Forces PO 8 (Naples)

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr P M Bobree-Bell 29 Aug 1957 War Plans Branch, AFC
Wg Cdr L A Parr 12 Aug 1957 Air Defence Branch
Sqn Ldr D MacGregor 24 Mar 1956 Operations Division, DFC
Sqn Ldr R B Davidson 18 Feb 1957 AFMED Liaison Officer, DFC

Source - January 1958 Air Force List

1959

Location
HQ Allied Forces, Southern Europe RAF Element, British Forces PO 8 (Naples)

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr L A Parr 12 Aug 1957 Air Defence Branch
Wg Cdr R A Colville 11 Aug 1958 War Plans Branch, OBE
Wg Cdr R B Langlois 25 Aug 1958 Operations Intelligence Branch, DFC
Sqn Ldr J B Mahoney 15 Jun 1958 Operations Division,
Sqn Ldr R B Davidson 18 Feb 1957 AFMED Liaison Officer, DFC

Source - January 1959 Air Force List

1960

Location
HQ Allied Forces, Southern Europe RAF Element, British Forces PO 8 (Naples)

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr H R Barrand 15 Jul 1959 Air Defence Operations
Wg Cdr R A Colville 11 Aug 1958 War Plans Branch, OBE
Wg Cdr R B Langlois 25 Aug 1958 Operations Intelligence Branch, DFC
Sqn Ldr J B Mahoney 15 Jun 1958 Operations Division,
Sqn Ldr T P Fargher  1 Feb 1959 AF MED Liaison Officer, DFC

Source - October 1960 Air Force List

1961

Location
HQ Allied Forces, Southern Europe RAF Element, British Forces PO 8 (Naples)

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr H R Barrand 15 Jul 1959 Air Defence Operations
Wg Cdr R B Langlois 25 Aug 1958 Operations Intelligence Branch, DFC
Wg Cdr S R Thomas 11 Jul 1960 War Plans Branch, DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr T P Fargher  1 Feb 1959 AF MED Liaison Officer, DFC
Sqn Ldr F M N Taplin 21 Mar 1960 Operations Division

Source - January 1961 Air Force List

1962

Location
HQ Allied Forces, Southern Europe RAF Element, British Forces PO 8 (Naples)

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr J R Ramshaw 25 Sep 1961 Air Defence Operations, DFM
Wg Cdr S R Thomas 11 Jul 1960 War Plans Branch, DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr P P Villa  2 Jan 1961 Operations Intelligence Branch,
Sqn Ldr D Chapman 25 Sep 1961 Air Defence Plans Officer
Sqn Ldr F M N Taplin 21 Mar 1960 Operations Division

Source - January 1962 Air Force List

1963

Location
HQ Allied Forces, Southern Europe RAF Element, British Forces PO 8 (Naples)

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr J R Ramshaw 25 Sep 1961 Air Defence Operations, DFM
Wg Cdr L L Harland  4 Jul 1962 War Plans Branch, DFC*
Wg Cdr P P Villa  2 Jan 1961 Operations Intelligence Branch,
Sqn Ldr D Chapman 25 Sep 1961 Air Defence Plans Officer
Sqn Ldr M A N Hills 20 Apr 1962 Operations Division

Source - Spring 1963 Air Force List

1964

Location
HQ Allied Forces, Southern Europe RAF Element, British Forces PO 8 (Naples)

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr M G L Lovell 19 May 1964 Air Defence Systems Officer
Wg Cdr L L Harland  4 Jul 1962 War Plans Branch, DFC*
Sqn Ldr J A Bolton 11 Nov 1963 Staff Intelligence Officer
Sqn Ldr J G Brodie 24 Apr 1964 Operations Division, MBE, AFC

Source - Autumn 1964 Air Force List

1965

Location
HQ Allied Forces, Southern Europe RAF Element, British Forces PO 8 (Naples)

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr M G L Lovell 19 May 1964 Air Defence Systems Officer
Wg Cdr G E Willis 21 Feb 1965 Chief, War Plans, DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr J A Bolton 11 Nov 1963 Staff Intelligence Officer
Sqn Ldr J G Brodie 24 Apr 1964 Operations Division, MBE, AFC

Source - Autumn 1965 Air Force List

1966

Location
HQ Allied Forces, Southern Europe RAF Element, British Forces PO 8 (Naples)

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr M G L Lovell 19 May 1964 Air Defence Systems Officer
Wg Cdr G E Willis 21 Feb 1965 Chief, War Plans, DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr J A Bolton 11 Nov 1963 Staff Intelligence Officer
Sqn Ldr C Williams  3 Jan 1966 Operations Division

Source - Spring 1966 Air Force List

1967

Location
HQ Allied Forces, Southern Europe RAF Element, British Forces PO 8 (Naples)

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr B R Noble 11 Jul 1966 Air Defence Systems Officer
Wg Cdr G E Willis 21 Feb 1965 Chief, War Plans, DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr W J Bishop  7 Nov 1966 Operations Intelligence Branch, MBE
Sqn Ldr C Williams  3 Jan 1966 Operations Division

Source - Spring 1967 Air Force List

1968

Location
HQ Allied Forces, Southern Europe RAF Element, British Forces PO 8 (Naples)

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr B R Noble 11 Jul 1966 Air Defence Systems Officer
Wg Cdr G Newberry  2 Oct 1967 War Plans Branch, OBE
Sqn Ldr W J Bishop  7 Nov 1966 Operations Intelligence Branch, MBE
Sqn Ldr C Williams  3 Jan 1966 Operations Division

Source - Spring 1968 Air Force List

1969

The listings for this year are currently unavailable

Source - 1969 Air Force List

1970

Location
HQ Allied Forces, Southern Europe RAF Element, British Forces PO 8 (Naples)

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt G Newberry  2 Oct 1967 Chief Policy and Doctrine, OBE
Wg Cdr J H Hedger  4 Mar 1969 Air Defence Systems Officer
Sqn Ldr P Blake  7 Oct 1968 Operations Division
Sqn Ldr K W Payne 13 Nov 1969 Operations Intelligence Branch,

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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