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HQ British Forces Arabian Peninsula/HQ Middle East Command - Personnel


[1961 | 1962 | 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967]

This was formed on 1 October 1959 from HQ British Forces Aden at RAF Steamer Point in Aden.  Until 1961 the personnel are shown under HQ Air Forces Arabian Peninsula.

1961

Location Controlled
RAF Steamer Point, Aden  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AM Sir Charles Elworthy  3 Aug 1960 Commander-in-Chief, KCB, CBE, DSO, MVO, DFC, AFC, MA; later MRAF
Personal Appointments
Sqn Ldr Philip J Lageson 21 Aug 1959 PSO to C-in-C, DFC, AFC; later AM
RAF Element

Secretariat and Forward Planning

Sqn Ldr P G South 30 Jan 1960 BA

Joint Planning Staff

Wg Cdr Edward B Sismore  9 Nov 1959 DSO, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr C K Cooke 23 Jan 1960
Sqn Ldr P J Murch 20 May 1960 AFC
Sqn Ldr F W Tame 20 May 1960

Source - January 1961 Air Force List

It was renamed HQ Middle East Command on 1 March 1961

1962

Location Controlled
RAF Steamer Point, Aden  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AM Sir Charles Elworthy  3 Aug 1960 Commander-in-Chief, KCB, CBE, DSO, MVO, DFC, AFC, MA; later MRAF
Personal Appointments
Sqn Ldr

Donald A Arnott

15 Jan 1962 PSO to C-in-C, DFC; later A/Cdre
RAF Element

Secretariat and Forward Planning

Sqn Ldr P G South 30 Jan 1960 BA

Joint Planning Staff

Wg Cdr D B Delany 30 Oct 1961 AFC
Sqn Ldr N R Moss 13 Jan 1962
Sqn Ldr F W Tame 20 May 1960
Sqn Ldr A I Thompson  4 Aug 1961

Secretary British Joint Communications Committee

Sqn Ldr A F Plant 31 Oct 1961 DFM, AMBIRE

Source - October 1962 Air Force List

1963

Location Controlled
RAF Steamer Point, Aden  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AM Sir Charles Elworthy  3 Aug 1960 Commander-in-Chief, KCB, CBE, DSO, MVO, DFC, AFC, MA; later MRAF
Personal Appointments
Sqn Ldr

Donald A Arnott

15 Jan 1962 PSO to C-in-C, DFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr B J S Knight 14 Jan 1963
RAF Element

Secretariat and Forward Planning

Sqn Ldr M De Burgh 27 Jan 1962

Joint Planning Staff

Wg Cdr D B Delany 30 Oct 1961 AFC
Sqn Ldr N R Moss 13 Jan 1962
Sqn Ldr D I O'Hara 16 Apr 1962
Sqn Ldr A I Thompson  4 Aug 1961

Secretary British Joint Communications Committee

Sqn Ldr A F Plant 31 Oct 1961 DFM, AMBIRE

Source - October 1963 Air Force List

1964

Location Controlled
RAF Steamer Point, Aden  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Lt Gen Sir Charles H P Harington  1 Jun 1963 Commander-in-Chief, KCB, CBE, DSO, MC
Personal Appointments
Sqn Ldr J C Newby  2 Jan 1964 PSO to C-in-C, DFC; later A/Cdre
Chief of Staff
A/Cdre Edward J Morris 26 May 1964 CBE, DSO, DFC
Staff Officer (Co-ordination)
Sqn Ldr B J S Knight 14 Jan 1963
RAF Element

Secretariat and Forward Planning

Sqn Ldr R E Webster 15 Jan 1964

Joint Planning Staff

Wg Cdr A F Peers 13 Oct 1964 DFC
Sqn Ldr P Clubbe 15 Feb 1964
Sqn Ldr W D Dickinson 30 Apr 1963
Sqn Ldr G Roberts  2 Jan 1964 MA

Source - Autumn 1964 Air Force List

1965

Location Controlled
RAF Steamer Point, Aden  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Lt Gen Sir Charles H P Harington  1 Jun 1963 Commander-in-Chief, KCB, CBE, DSO, MC
Personal Appointments
Sqn Ldr J C Newby  2 Jan 1964 PSO to C-in-C, DFC; later A/Cdre
Chief of Staff
A/Cdre Edward J Morris 26 May 1964 CBE, DSO, DFC
Staff Officer (Co-ordination)
Sqn Ldr B J S Knight 14 Jan 1963
RAF Element

Commander-in-Chief's Defence Secretariat

Sqn Ldr John F H Tetley 15 Jan 1963 later AVM
Sqn Ldr R E Webster 15 Jan 1964

Joint Planning Staff

Wg Cdr A F Peers 13 Oct 1964 DFC
Sqn Ldr Duncan Allison 12 Mar 1965 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr P Clubbe 15 Feb 1964
Sqn Ldr G Roberts  2 Jan 1964 MA

Source - Autumn 1965 Air Force List

1966

Location Controlled
RAF Steamer Point, Aden  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Lt Gen Sir Charles H P Harington  1 Jun 1963 Commander-in-Chief, KCB, CBE, DSO, MC
Personal Appointments
Sqn Ldr J C Newby  2 Jan 1964 PSO to C-in-C, DFC; later A/Cdre
Chief of Staff
A/Cdre Edward J Morris 26 May 1964 CBE, DSO, DFC
Staff Officer (Co-ordination)
Sqn Ldr B J S Knight 14 Jan 1963

Commander-in-Chief's Defence Secretariat

Sqn Ldr John F H Tetley 15 Jan 1963 later AVM
Sqn Ldr R E Webster 15 Jan 1964
RAF Element

Joint Planning Staff

Wg Cdr D Wood 20 Oct 1965 MVO, AFC
Sqn Ldr Duncan Allison 12 Mar 1965 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr D J Anderson 17 Jan 1966
Sqn Ldr G Roberts  2 Jan 1964 MA

Secretary British Joint Communications Committee

Gp Capt Sinclair M Davidson 12 Jun 1965 AMIERE; later AVM

Source - Spring 1966 Air Force List

1967

Location Controlled
RAF Steamer Point, Aden  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Adm Sir Michael Le Fanu 11 Dec 1965 Commander-in-Chief, KCB, DSC
Personal Appointments
Sqn Ldr James D Spottiswood 10 Jan 1966 PSO to C-in-C, DFC; later AVM
Chief of Staff
Brig R C Gibbs DSO, MC
Staff Officer (Co-ordination)
Flt Lt W H M Bradley 19 Jan 1967
RAF Element

Deputy Head of Secretariat

Wg Cdr A W Griffiths 15 Oct 1965

Secretariat and Forward Planning

Sqn Ldr

George A White

10 Jan 1966 later AVM

Joint Planning Staff

Gp Capt D Wood  3 Oct 1966 MVO, AFC
Wg Cdr P Barber 12 Oct 1966 OBE, DFC
Sqn Ldr Duncan Allison 12 Mar 1965 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr D J Anderson 17 Jan 1966
Sqn Ldr D J R Beard 10 Jan 1966
Sqn Ldr J Hodgson 19 Sep 1966

Source - Spring 1967 Air Force List

It disbanded on 28 November 1967.

 

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