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Allied 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
Air Operations Section
Gp Capt R T F Gates   Plans and Operations Division, DFC
Wg Cdr G J C Hogan   Plans and Operations Division, DFC

Source - January 1953 Air Force List

1954

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Air Operations Section
Gp Capt J A C Stratton 11 Dec 1953 Chief of Air Section, CBE
Wg Cdr A T Arnold 15 Aug 1953 Intelligence
Wg Cdr K Doran 23 Oct 1952 Organisation and Training, DFC*
Wg Cdr J I Kilmartin  9 Sep 1953 Intelligence, OBE, DFC
Wg Cdr C D Moore  8 Dec 1953 Signals
Sqn Ldr F Pichel-Juan  1 Dec 1952 Secretary for Administration, DFC
Sqn Ldr J C Thelwell 15 Apr 1953 Plans and Operations, DSO, DFC*

Source - October 1954 Air Force List

1955

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Air Operations Section
Gp Capt J A C Stratton 11 Dec 1953 Chief of Air Section, CBE
Wg Cdr A T Arnold 15 Aug 1953 Intelligence
Wg Cdr K Doran 23 Oct 1952 Organisation and Training, DFC*
Wg Cdr J I Kilmartin  9 Sep 1953 Intelligence, OBE, DFC
Wg Cdr C D Moore  8 Dec 1953 Signals
Sqn Ldr F Pichel-Juan  1 Dec 1952 Secretary for Administration, DFC
Sqn Ldr J C Thelwell 15 Apr 1953 Plans and Operations, DSO, DFC*

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
Air Operations Section
Gp Capt J A C Stratton 11 Dec 1953 Chief of Air Section, CBE
Wg Cdr A T Arnold 15 Aug 1953 Intelligence
Wg Cdr J P Hopkins 30 Sep 1954 Organisation and Training, DFC
Wg Cdr B G F Drinkwater 31 Aug 1954 Intelligence
Wg Cdr C D Moore  8 Dec 1953 Signals
Sqn Ldr F Pichel-Juan  1 Dec 1952 Secretary for Administration, DFC
Sqn Ldr J C Thelwell 15 Apr 1953 Plans and Operations, DSO, DFC*

Source - January 1956 Air Force List

1957

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt C F C Wright 25 Mar 1956 Plans and Operations, DSO, DFC
Wg Cdr L M Whetham 11 Oct 1956 Organisation and Training, DSO, DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr B G F Drinkwater 31 Aug 1954 Intelligence
Wg Cdr P F Weller 27 Nov 1956 Signals
Sqn Ldr F Pichel-Juan  1 Dec 1952 Secretary for Administration, 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
Gp Capt G F F Powell-Shedden 13 May 1957 Plans and Operations, DSO, DFC
Wg Cdr L M Whetham 11 Oct 1956 Organisation and Training, DSO, DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr D C Smith  9 Aug 1956 Intelligence, DSO, DFC
Wg Cdr P F Weller 27 Nov 1956 Signals
Sqn Ldr P H J Buddery 16 Jan 1956 Plans and Operations Division
Sqn Ldr P Kirk  4 Dec 1956 HQ Commandant (UK), DFM

Source - January 1958 Air Force List

1959

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt G F F Powell-Shedden 13 May 1957 Plans and Operations, DSO, DFC
Wg Cdr L M Whetham 11 Oct 1956 Organisation and Training, DSO, DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr B L Davis  9 Aug 1958 Intelligence, MBE
Wg Cdr P F Weller 27 Nov 1956 Signals
Sqn Ldr H R G Jebb  3 Mar 1958 Chief Linguistics Branch
Sqn Ldr P G Hyson 30 Aug 1958 Plans and Operations Division
Sqn Ldr P Kirk  4 Dec 1956 HQ Commandant (UK), DFM

Source - January 1959 Air Force List

1960

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt R D Max 25 Jul 1959 Plans and Operations, DSO, DFC
Wg Cdr Peter G K Williamson 23 Mar1959 Organisation and Training, DFC*; later AVM
Wg Cdr B L Davis  9 Aug 1958 Intelligence, MBE
Wg Cdr J A Sherry 13 Nov 1959 Signals
Sqn Ldr H R G Jebb  3 Mar 1958 Chief Linguistics Branch
Sqn Ldr P G Hyson 30 Aug 1958 Plans and Operations Division
Sqn Ldr T B McCaskie  1 Jan 1959 HQ Commandant (UK)

Source - January 1960 Air Force List

1961

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Air Operations Section
Gp Capt R D Max 25 Jul 1959 Plans and Operations, DSO, DFC
Wg Cdr H Fishwick 23 Sep 1960 Signals, MBE
Wg Cdr W D Rooney 11 Aug 1960 Intelligence
Wg Cdr Peter G K Williamson 23 Mar1959 Organisation and Training, DFC*; later AVM
Sqn Ldr D J Gordon 24 Mar 1960 Plans and Operations Division
Sqn Ldr H R G Jebb  3 Mar 1958 Chief, Linguistics Branch
Sqn Ldr T B McCaskie  1 Jan 1959 HQ Commandant (UK)
Flt Lt H A Pollock 26 Sep 1960 Signals Communications, MBE

Source - January 1961 Air Force List

1962

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Air Operations Section
Gp Capt W D David 10 May 1961 Plans and Operations, CBE, DFC,*, AFC
Wg Cdr G A Catling 16 Feb 1961 Organisation and Training, AFC
Wg Cdr H Fishwick 23 Sep 1960 Signals, MBE
Wg Cdr W D Rooney 11 Aug 1960 Intelligence
Sqn Ldr J C Gates 13 Mar 1961 Chief, Linguistics Branch
Sqn Ldr D J Gordon 24 Mar 1960 Plans and Operations Division
Sqn Ldr P Turner  9 Aug 1961 HQ Commandant (UK)
Flt Lt H A Pollock 26 Sep 1960 Signals Communications, MBE

Source - January 1962 Air Force List

1963

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Air Operations Section
Gp Capt W D David 10 May 1961 Plans and Operations, CBE, DFC,*, AFC
Wg Cdr G A Catling 16 Feb 1961 Organisation and Training, AFC
Wg Cdr H Fishwick 23 Sep 1960 Signals, MBE
Wg Cdr W D Rooney 11 Aug 1960 Intelligence
Sqn Ldr J C Gates 13 Mar 1961 Chief, Linguistics Branch
Sqn Ldr D L Stevenson  9 Apr 1962 Plans and Operations Division, DFC
Sqn Ldr P Turner  9 Aug 1961 HQ Commandant (UK)
Flt Lt H A Pollock 26 Sep 1960 Signals Communications, MBE

Source - Spring 1963 Air Force List

1964

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Fred Rump

21 Apr 1964 Chief Air Branch, CBE; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr E M Sparrow  6 May 1963 Organisation and Training, DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr G M McLean 11 Mar 1963 Communications and Electronics Division
Wg Cdr G A Sentance 26 Jun 1963 Intelligence, MBE, FCCS
Sqn Ldr D Milne 25 May 1964 Chief, Linguistics Branch, MA
Sqn Ldr D L Stevenson  9 Apr 1962 Plans and Operations Division, DFC
Sqn Ldr L F Crawley 12 Aug 1963 UK Deputy Commandant, MBE
Flt Lt J Wooller 20 Mar 1963 Communications and Electronics Division

Source - Autumn 1964 Air Force List

1965

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Fred Rump

21 Apr 1964 Chief Air Branch, CBE; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr E R G Haines 29 Apr 1965 Training Staff Officer, MBE, DFM
Wg Cdr G W M Merritt  1 Mar 1965 Chief, Circuits and Frequencies, BEM
Wg Cdr K W C Bindloss  9 Jun 1965 Chief, Current Intelligence Section
Sqn Ldr D Milne 25 May 1964 Chief, Linguistics Branch, MA
Sqn Ldr P N Farley 23 Nov 1964 Special Projects Officer, Plans and Operations Division
Sqn Ldr D S T Robertson 15 Mar 1965 UK Deputy Commandant, MBE
Flt Lt E Darbyshire  4 Apr 1965 Signals Communications

Source - Autumn 1965 Air Force List

1966

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Fred Rump

21 Apr 1964 Chief Air Branch, CBE; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr E R G Haines 29 Apr 1965 Training Staff Officer, MBE, DFM
Wg Cdr G W M Merritt  1 Mar 1965 Chief, Circuits and Frequencies, BEM
Wg Cdr K W C Bindloss  9 Jun 1965 Chief, Current Intelligence Section
Sqn Ldr D Milne 25 May 1964 Chief, Linguistics Branch, MA
Sqn Ldr P N Farley 23 Nov 1964 Special Projects Officer, Plans and Operations Division
Sqn Ldr D S T Robertson 15 Mar 1965 UK Deputy Commandant, MBE
Flt Lt E Darbyshire  4 Apr 1965 Analyst Chief, Communications and Electronics 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
Gp Capt C S J West 24 Feb 1966 Chief Air Branch, DFC
Wg Cdr R S Sanders  7 Nov 1966 Training Staff Officer, DFC, AFC*
Wg Cdr G W M Merritt  1 Mar 1965 Chief, Circuits and Frequencies, BEM
Wg Cdr K W C Bindloss  9 Jun 1965 Chief, Current Intelligence Section
Sqn Ldr C H Audaer  2 Apr 1966 Chief, Linguistics Branch, BA
Sqn Ldr K Anthony  7 Nov 1966 Special Projects Officer, Plans and Operations Division
Sqn Ldr D S T Robertson 15 Mar 1965 UK Deputy Commandant, MBE
Flt Lt E Darbyshire  4 Apr 1965 Analyst Chief, Communications and Electronics Division
Flt Lt B J Tomlinson  1 Jul 1964 Headmaster, British Services School, BSc

Source -  Spring 1967 Air Force List

1968

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt C S J West 24 Feb 1966 Plans and Operations, DFC
Wg Cdr R S Sanders  7 Nov 1966 Organisation and Training, DFC, AFC*
Wg Cdr G G Brown 17 Apr 1967 Signals
Wg Cdr K W C Bindloss  9 Jun 1965 Intelligence
Sqn Ldr C H Audaer  2 Apr 1966 Chief, Linguistics Branch, BA
Sqn Ldr K Anthony  7 Nov 1966 Plans and Operations Division
Sqn Ldr T Lockwood 27 Feb 1967 Headquarters
Flt Lt E Longhurst  7 Apr 1967 Signals Communications,
Flt Lt I S Whitewright  7 Jul 1967 Headmaster, British Services School, BA

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 W A Griffiths  1 Dec 1969 Plans and Operations, CBE, DFC
Wg Cdr S E Bussey  4 Mar 1968 Intelligence
Wg Cdr S A Cragie  4 Aug 1969 Air Plans in Operations Section, DFC, AMBIM
Wg Cdr G Wynn 26 Jul 1969 Signals
Sqn Ldr I S Whitewright  7 Jul 1967 Headmaster, British Services School, BA
Sqn Ldr J G M J Moorat  9 Apr 1969 Chief, Linguistics Branch,
Sqn Ldr N R S Howard 18 Jul 1969 Plans and Operations Division
Sqn Ldr D Stanyon  2 Sep 1969 OC UK Support Unit
Flt Lt E Longhurst  7 Apr 1967 Signals Communications,

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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