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Allied Forces Mediterranean/HQ NAVSOUTH - Personnel


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

Allied Forces Mediterranean was formed in 1952.

1954

Location
RAF Element, Floriana, Malta GC

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AM Bryan V Reynolds 15 Mar 1953 Deputy Commander-in-Chief (Air), KCB, CBE

Personal Appointments

Sqn Ldr J W Grey 21 Mar 1953 PSO to Dep C-in-C (Air) and Intelligence Division
Fg Off P Bureau 13 Jul 1954 ADC to C-in-C, Allied Forces Mediterranean
Gp Capt A H Smythe 28 May 1953 Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff (Operations), DSO, DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr V C Darling 18 May 1953 Plans Division, OBE
Wg Cdr R W Hase  4 Mar 1954 Communications Division

Source - October 1954 Air Force List

1955

Location
RAF Element, Floriana, Malta GC

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AM Bryan V Reynolds 15 Mar 1953 Deputy Commander-in-Chief (Air), KCB, CBE

Personal Appointments

Sqn Ldr J W Grey 21 Mar 1953 PSO to Dep C-in-C (Air) and Intelligence Division
Fg Off R J Littlejohn 30 Sep 1954 ADC to C-in-C, Allied Forces Mediterranean
Gp Capt A H Smythe 28 May 1953 Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff (Operations), DSO, DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr V C Darling 18 May 1953 Plans Division, OBE
Wg Cdr R W Hase  4 Mar 1954 Communications Division

Source - April 1955 Air Force List

Location
RAF Element, Floriana, Malta GC

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AM Bryan V Reynolds 15 Mar 1953 Deputy Commander-in-Chief (Air), KCB, CBE

Personal Appointments

Sqn Ldr C W Hayes 12 May 1955 PSO to Dep C-in-C (Air) and Intelligence Division
Flt Lt R J Littlejohn 30 Sep 1954 ADC to C-in-C, Allied Forces Mediterranean
Gp Capt F A Willan 29 Mar 1955 Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff (Operations), DFC
Wg Cdr E E M Angell  6 Apr 1955 Plans Division, AFC
Wg Cdr R W Hase  4 Mar 1954 Communications Division

Source - October 1955 Air Force List

1956

Location
RAF Element, Floriana, Malta GC

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AM Sir Bryan V Reynolds 15 Mar 1953 Deputy Commander-in-Chief (Air), KCB, CBE

Personal Appointments

Sqn Ldr C W Hayes 12 May 1955 PSO to Dep C-in-C (Air) and Intelligence Division
Flt Lt R J Littlejohn 30 Sep 1954 ADC to C-in-C, Allied Forces Mediterranean
Gp Capt F A Willan 29 Mar 1955 Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff (Operations), DFC
Wg Cdr E E M Angell  6 Apr 1955 Plans Division, AFC
Wg Cdr R W Hase  4 Mar 1954 Communications Division

Source - January 1956 Air Force List

1957

Location
RAF Element, Floriana, Malta GC

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AM Sir Gilbert E Nicholetts 26 Jan 1956 Deputy Commander-in-Chief (Air), KBE, CB, AFC*
Gp Capt William I C Inness 24 May 1957 Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations), OBE; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr G F E Loveridge  9 Apr 1956 Maritime Air Branch Communications Division
Sqn Ldr K J Stanford  5 Nov 1956 Staff Officer to Deputy C-in-C (Air), DFM
Sqn Ldr J A Kennedy   6 May 1957 Movements Section Operations Division
Flt Lt E F Tovell 12 Dec 1953 HQ Command Transportation and Security Officer
Flt Lt D J Checketts 16 Jan 1957 ADC to C-in-C

Source - July 1957 Air Force List

1958

Location
RAF Element, Floriana, Malta GC

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AM Sir Charles E Chilton 28 Oct 1957 Deputy Commander-in-Chief (Air), KBE, CB
Gp Capt William I C Inness 24 May 1957 Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations), OBE; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr G F E Loveridge  9 Apr 1956 Maritime Air Branch Communications Division
Sqn Ldr K J Stanford  5 Nov 1956 Staff Officer to Deputy C-in-C (Air), DFM
Sqn Ldr J A Kennedy   6 May 1957 Movements Section Operations Division
Flt Lt E F Tovell 12 Dec 1953 HQ Command Transportation and Security Officer
Flt Lt D J Checketts 16 Jan 1957 ADC to C-in-C

Source - 1958 Air Force List

1959

Location
RAF Element, Floriana, Malta GC

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AM Sir Charles E Chilton 28 Oct 1957 Deputy Commander-in-Chief (Air), KBE, CB
Gp Capt William I C Inness 24 May 1957 Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations), OBE; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr J E Lewis 12 Aug 1958 Maritime Air Branch Communications Division, OBE
Sqn Ldr K J Stanford  5 Nov 1956 Staff Officer to Deputy C-in-C (Air), DFM
Sqn Ldr J A Kennedy   6 May 1957 Movements Section Operations Division
Flt Lt J D Grimshaw  7 Dec 1955 HQ Command Air Information Centre and ADC to ADCOS (Ops)
Flt Lt E F Tovell 12 Dec 1953 HQ Command Transportation and Security Officer
Flt Lt D J Checketts 16 Jan 1957 ADC to C-in-C

Source - January 1959 Air Force List

1960

Location
RAF Element, Floriana, Malta GC

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AM Sir Walter G Cheshire 19 May 1959 Deputy Commander-in-Chief (Air), KCB, CBE, BSc; later ACM
Gp Capt J L Crosbie  8 Aug 1959 Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff (Operations), OBE
Wg Cdr J E Lewis 12 Aug 1958 Maritime Air Branch Communications Division, OBE
Sqn Ldr J W King 13 Sep 1959 Staff Officer to Deputy C-in-C (Air), DFC, DFM
Sqn Ldr N T Harris 29 Jun 1959 Movements Section Operations Division
Sqn Ldr R D McNair  1 Jan 1960 HQ Command Transportation and Security Officer
Flt Lt A C Whitson 16 Aug 1959 ADC to C-in-C, Allied Forces Mediterranean

Source - January 1960 Air Force List

1961

Location
RAF Element, Floriana, Malta GC

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AM Sir Walter G Cheshire 19 May 1959 Deputy Commander-in-Chief (Air), KCB, CBE, BSc; later ACM
Gp Capt J L Crosbie  8 Aug 1959 Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff (Operations), OBE
Wg Cdr B Brooke 21 Jul 1960 Maritime Air Branch Communications Division
Sqn Ldr N T Harris 29 Jun 1959 Movements Section Operations Division
Sqn Ldr J W King 13 Sep 1959 Staff Officer to Deputy C-in-C (Air), DFC, DFM
Sqn Ldr D H Jones  6 Nov 1960 Plans and Intelligence
Sqn Ldr M J Jones 31 May 1960 HQ Command Transportation and Security Officer
Flt Lt A C Whitson 16 Aug 1959 ADC to C-in-C, Allied Forces Mediterranean

Source - January 1961 Air Force List

1962

Location
RAF Element, Floriana, Malta GC

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AM

John G Davis

 4 Dec 1961 Deputy Commander-in-Chief (Air), CB, OBE, MA; later ACM
Gp Capt J L Crosbie  8 Aug 1959 Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff (Operations), OBE
Wg Cdr B Brooke 21 Jul 1960 Maritime Air Branch Communications Division
Wg Cdr J W King 13 Sep 1959 Staff Officer to Deputy C-in-C (Air), DFC, DFM
Sqn Ldr D H Jones  6 Nov 1960 Movements Section Operations Division
Sqn Ldr G Jonas  4 Jun 1961 ADC to C-in-C ands Plans Intelligence
Sqn Ldr M J Jones 31 May 1960 HQ Command Transportation and Security Officer

Source - January 1962 Air Force List

1963

Location
RAF Element, Floriana, Malta GC

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM David C McKinley  1 May 1963 Deputy Commander-in-Chief (Air), CBE, DFC, AFC*
Gp Capt J R Armitstead 10 Mar 1962 Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff (Plans) and Senior UK National Representative, DFC
Sqn Ldr H C Taylor 15 Jul 1962 Maritime Air Branch Communications Division
Sqn Ldr R A Streatfield  3 Jan 1962 Staff Officer to Deputy C-in-C (Air),
Sqn Ldr D H Jones  6 Nov 1960 Operations Division (Air and Special Weapons)
Sqn Ldr G Jonas  4 Jun 1961 ADC to C-in-C ands Plans Intelligence
Flt Lt L J Lockyer 21 Feb 1962 Supply and Security Officer

Source - October 1963 Air Force List

1964

Location
Floriana, Malta GC

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM David C McKinley  1 May 1963 Deputy Commander-in-Chief (Air), CBE, DFC, AFC*
Gp Capt A P Dart 18 Aug 1964 Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff (Plans) and Senior UK National Representative, CBE, DSO, DFC
Sqn Ldr H C Taylor 15 Jul 1962 Maritime Air Branch Communications Division
Sqn Ldr R A Streatfield  3 Jan 1962 Staff Officer to Deputy C-in-C (Air),
Sqn Ldr C F P Thompson 24 Apr 1963 Operations Division (Air and Special Weapons)
Sqn Ldr C H M Holmes  6 Mar 1963 ADC to C-in-C ands Plans Intelligence
Flt Lt A J Godsell 18 Aug 1964 Supply and Security Officer

Source - Autumn 1964 Air Force List

1965

Location
Floriana, Malta GC

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM David C McKinley  1 May 1963 Deputy Commander-in-Chief (Air), CBE, DFC, AFC*
Gp Capt A P Dart 18 Aug 1964 Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff (Plans) and Senior UK National Representative, CBE, DSO, DFC
Sqn Ldr A Fraser 19 Nov 1964 Maritime Air Branch, Communications Division, AMIERE
Wg Cdr Alan Musker 31 Aug 1964 Staff Officer to Dep C-in-C (Air); later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr C F P Thompson 24 Apr 1963 Operations Division (Air and Special Weapons)
Sqn Ldr B N Digby 17 Jul 1965 Transportation and Security Officer
Flt Lt P N Prior  6 Jul 1965 Supply and Security Officer

Source - Autumn 1965 Air Force List

1966

Location
Floriana, Malta GC

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Edward G Jones  1 Nov 1965 Deputy Commander-in-Chief (Air),  CB, CBE, DSO, DFC; later AM
Gp Capt A P Dart 18 Aug 1964 Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff (Plans) and Senior UK National Representative, CBE, DSO, DFC
Sqn Ldr A Fraser 19 Nov 1964 Maritime Air Branch, Communications Division, AMIERE
Wg Cdr Alan Musker 31 Aug 1964 Staff Officer to Dep C-in-C (Air); later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr C F P Thompson 24 Apr 1963 Operations Division (Air and Special Weapons)
Sqn Ldr B N Digby 17 Jul 1965 Transportation and Security Officer
Flt Lt P N Prior  6 Jul 1965 Supply and Security Officer

Source - Spring 1966 Air Force List

1967

Location
Floriana, Malta GC

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Robert D Elliott 21 Nov 1966 Deputy Commander-in-Chief (Air), CB, OBE, DFC; later AVM R Deacon-Elliott
Gp Capt J E S Hill 5 Jul 1966 Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff (Plans) and Senior UK National Representative, DSO
Sqn Ldr L D Day  3 Nov 1966 Maritime Air Branch, Communications Division
Wg Cdr Alan Musker 31 Aug 1964 Staff Officer to Dep C-in-C (Air); later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr A J Freeborn 21 Feb 1966 Operations Division (Air and Special Weapons)
Sqn Ldr B N Digby 17 Jul 1965 Transportation and Security Officer
Flt Lt P N Prior  6 Jul 1965 Supply and Security Officer

Source - Spring 1967 Air Force List

Allied Forces Mediterranean was disbanded in 1967 and its role was taken over by Allied Naval Forces Southern Europe (NAVSOUTH), which continued to have a small RAF element.

1968

Location
Malta GC

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr R N Archer 28 Oct 1967 Counter Intelligence, MBE
Wg Cdr L D Day  3 Nov 1966 Maritime Air Comms, Electronics Communications Division
Sqn Ldr A J Freeborn 21 Feb 1966 Operations Division (Staff Officer - Air)
Sqn Ldr B N Digby 17 Jul 1965 Transportation and Security Officer
Flt Lt P N Prior  6 Jul 1965 Supply and Security Officer

Source - Spring 1968 Air Force List

1969

The listings for this year are currently unavailable

Source - 1969 Air Force List

1970

Location
Malta GC

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr R N Archer 28 Oct 1967 Air/Missiles and Counter Intelligence (Senior RAF Officer), OBE
Wg Cdr E W Willey 15 Jul 1968 Operations Division (Staff Officer Air)
Flt Lt J N Roberts 21 Apr 1968 Transportation and Security Officer
Flt Lt L W Cave 23 Jun 1968 Supply Officer, MBE

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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