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HQ Near East/HQ British Forces (Cyprus)/British Forces (Near East) - Personnel


[1962 | 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969 | 1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976]

This was formed as HQ Near East on 1 March 1961 by redesignating HQ Middle East

1962

Address Controlled
Episkopi  

 

AVM Thomas W Piper  1 May 1960 Chief of Staff to C-in-C, CBE, AFC; later AM
Executive Staff
Gp Capt John C T Downey 22 Feb 1960 Executive Officer, HQ Near East, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr D G Maddocks 25 Mar 1961 DFC
Joint Planning Staff
Wg Cdr F Ruskell 23 Oct 1959 Joint Planning Staff - Strategic, DFC
Joint Administrative Planning Staff
Sqn Ldr N Friend 17 Jun 1959
Intelligence
Wg Cdr J R Goodman  6 Jun 1960 DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr J H Pearce 13 Jun 1960 JIS (ME)
Sqn Ldr E I Williams  9 Jan 1960 RAF Rep with JIB
Forward Plans
Sqn Ldr D Houghton  5 Apr 1961 MBE

Source - 1962 Air Force List

By Spring 1963 it had be redesignated HQ British Forces (Cyprus)

1963

Location Controlled
Episkopi, Cyprus  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
ACM Sir Denis H F Barnett 16 Jul 1962 Commander, KCB, CBE, DFC, MA
Personal Appointments
Sqn Ldr D J Belson  17 Jan 1962 PSO to Commander
Fg Off David C G Brook 27 Aug 1962 ADC to Commander, later AVM

Chief of Staff

AVM John Worrall 19 Sep 1960 Chief of Staff to Commander, DFC

Secretariat

Mr E Broadbent Head of Secretariat

Joint Intelligence Group

Wg Cdr W A Rix  7 Apr 1962 Secretary to JIG

Joint Intelligence Bureau

Sqn Ldr E I Williams  9 Jan 1960 RAF Representative with JIB

Source - October 1963 Air Force List

1964

Location Controlled
Episkopi, Cyprus  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
ACM Sir Denis H F Barnett 16 Jul 1962 Commander, KCB, CBE, DFC, MA
Personal Appointments
Sqn Ldr R G Perry  7 Jan 1964 PSO to Commander
Flt Lt G L Pratt  7 Aug 1964 ADC to Commander, later AVM

Chief of Staff

AVM William V Crawford-Compton  1 Jun 1963 CB, CBE, DSO*, DFC*

Secretariat

Mr E Broadbent Head of Secretariat

Joint Intelligence Group

Wg Cdr W A Rix  7 Apr 1962 Secretary to JIG

Joint Intelligence Bureau

Sqn Ldr A St C Wyatt  8 Jul 1963 RAF Representative with JIB

Source - Autumn 1964 Air Force List

1965

Location Controlled
Episkopi, Cyprus  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AM Sir Thomas O Prickett 25 Sep 1964 Commander, KCB, DSO, DFC; later ACM
Personal Appointments
Sqn Ldr R G Perry  7 Jan 1964 PSO to Commander
Flt Lt M J Dunlop  3 Feb 1965 ADC to Commander

Chief of Staff

AVM William V Crawford-Compton  1 Jun 1963 CB, CBE, DSO*, DFC*

Secretariat

Mr J Roberts Head of Secretariat

Joint Intelligence Group (Cyprus)

Wg Cdr H H Pickard 29 Sep 1964 MBE, BSc

Joint Intelligence Bureau

Sqn Ldr A St C Wyatt  8 Jul 1963 RAF Representative with JIB

British Joint Communications Centre

Sqn Ldr R B Game  7 Jun 1964 Secretariat General and Secretary

Source - Autumn 1965 Air Force List

1966

Location Controlled
Episkopi, Cyprus  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AM Sir Thomas O Prickett 25 Sep 1964 Commander, KCB, DSO, DFC; later ACM
Personal Appointments
Sqn Ldr R G Perry  7 Jan 1964 PSO to Commander
Flt Lt M J Dunlop  3 Feb 1965 ADC to Commander

Chief of Staff

AVM Harold B Martin 18 Dec 1965 DSO*, DFC**, AFC; later AM

Secretariat

Mr J Roberts Head of Secretariat

Joint Intelligence Group (Cyprus)

Wg Cdr H H Pickard 29 Sep 1964 MBE, BSc

Joint Intelligence Bureau

Sqn Ldr A St C Wyatt  8 Jul 1963 RAF Representative with JIB

British Joint Communications Centre

Sqn Ldr R B Game  7 Jun 1964 Secretariat General and Secretary

Source - Spring 1966 Air Force List

1967

Location Controlled
Episkopi, Cyprus  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AM Sir Thomas O Prickett 25 Sep 1964 Commander, KCB, DSO, DFC; later ACM
Personal Appointments
Sqn Ldr D G Bleach 30 Sep 1966 PSO to Commander
Flt Lt M J Dunlop  3 Feb 1965 ADC to Commander

Chief of Staff

AVM Harold B Martin 18 Dec 1965 DSO*, DFC**, AFC; later AM

Joint Intelligence Group (Cyprus)

Sqn Ldr K J Aedy  2 Aug 1966

British Joint Communications Centre

Sqn Ldr R B Game  7 Jun 1964 Secretariat General and Secretary

Source - 1967 Air Force List

1968

Location Controlled
Episkopi, Cyprus  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AM Sir Edward Gordon Jones 21 Nov 1966 Commander, KCB, CBE, DSO, DFC
Personal Appointments
Sqn Ldr D G Bleach 30 Sep 1966 PSO to Commander
Fg Off A T H Taylor  4 Sep 1967 ADC to Commander

Chief of Staff

AVM Ronald G Knott  8 Jun 1967 CB, DSO, DFC, AFC*

Joint Intelligence Group (Cyprus)

Wg Cdr J Bothams 19 Mar 1967
Sqn Ldr K J Aedy  2 Aug 1966

Source - Spring 1968 Air Force List

1969

The listing for this year is currently unavailable

Source - 1969 Air Force List

By 1970 the title had been redesignated HQ British Forces (Near East)

1970

Location Controlled
Episkopi, Cyprus  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AM

Sir Denis G Smallwood

 6 May 1969 Commander, British Forces Near East and Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, KCB, CBE, DSO, DFC; later ACM
Personal Appointments
Sqn Ldr R S Blockey 28 Apr 1969 PSO to AOC-in-C,
Capt A P Arengo-Jones 17 Aug 1968 ADC to AOC-in-C, Gloucestershire Regiment

Principal Administrative Officer (Near East)

A/Cdre Denis A Trotman  1 Jan 1968 AFC, MBIM

Principal Medical Officer (Near East)

A/Cdre W O Davies 25 Nov 1969 CBE, MRCS, LRCP, DPH

Secretariat

Sqn Ldr A G Ellis  4 Sep 1967 Assistant Secretary, MBE, AMBIM

Secretary with JIS (Near East)

Wg Cdr J Bothams 19 Mar 1967

Joint Intelligence Staff (Near East)

Sqn Ldr R E Turner 25 Jul 1969

Secretary of the Joint Signals Board (Near East)

Sqn Ldr K C Skilman  1 May 1969

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

1976

Source - Spring 1976 Air Force List

It disbanded on 31 March 1976 and its role was taken over by AHQ Cyprus.

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