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HQ Far East Command - Personnel


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This was formed in April 1963.

1963

Source - 1963 Air Force List

1964

The listing for this year is currently unavailable

Source - Autumn 1964 Air Force List

1965

Location Controlled
Phoenix Park, Singapore  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Commander-in-Chief
ACM

Sir John Grandy

28 May 1965 KCB, KBE, DSO; later MRAF
Personal Appointment
Wg Cdr T C Gledhill 28 Apr 1965 Military Assistant to C-in-C, AFC
HQ Far East Command (RAF Element)

Director of Signals

Gp Capt

Peter M S Hedgeland

 8 May 1965 OBE, BSc (Eng), AMIEE, ACGI; later AVM
Defence Staff

Signals

Sqn Ldr H J Granger 30 Apr 1965 AMIERE

Planning

Wg Cdr P G Hill-Turner 20 Jul 1964 Team A
Wg Cdr K Courtnage  2 Aug 1965 Team B, OBE, AFC

Administrative Plans

Wg Cdr B L Davis 17 Jun 1964 MBE

Operations

Wg Cdr H J Cobb 13 Apr 1965 DSO, DFC, AFC

Movements

Sqn Ldr R T Mills 21 Dec 1964

Intelligence

Sqn Ldr J Cheesebrough 30 Apr 1965
Secretariat

Head of Secretariat

Gp Capt J W Louw 30 Apr 1965 OBE, DFC*

Secretary Intelligence

Sqn Ldr I A N Worby 30 May 1964 DFC

National Operations Committee and Sub-Committee Staff

Sqn Ldr E J Strangeway 3 Apr 1964 AFC

Source - Autumn 1965 Air Force List

1966

Location Controlled
Phoenix Park, Singapore  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Commander-in-Chief
ACM

Sir John Grandy

28 May 1965 KCB, KBE, DSO; later MRAF
Personal Appointment
Gp Capt T C Gledhill 28 Apr 1965 Military Assistant to C-in-C, AFC
HQ Far East Command (RAF Element)
Defence Staff

Signals

Sqn Ldr H J Granger 30 Apr 1965 AMIERE

Planning

Wg Cdr P G Hill-Turner 20 Jul 1964 Team A
Wg Cdr K Courtnage  2 Aug 1965 Team B, OBE, AFC

Administrative Plans

Wg Cdr B L Davis 17 Jun 1964 MBE

Operations

Wg Cdr Melvin C S Shepherd 20 Dec 1965 OBE; later AVM

Movements

Sqn Ldr R T Mills 21 Dec 1964

Intelligence

Sqn Ldr J Cheesebrough 30 Apr 1965
Sqn Ldr V K Metcalf  2 Apr 1965
Secretariat

Head of Secretariat

Gp Capt J W Louw 30 Apr 1965 OBE, DFC*

Secretary Intelligence

Sqn Ldr I A N Worby 30 May 1964 DFC

National Operations Committee and Sub-Committee Staff

Sqn Ldr E J Strangeway 3 Apr 1964 AFC

Source - Spring 1966 Air Force List

1967

Location Controlled
Phoenix Park, Singapore  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Commander-in-Chief
Gen Sir Michael Carver 1 Feb 1967 KCB, CBE, DSO, MC
Personal Appointment
Gp  Capt T C Gledhill 28 Apr 1965 Military Assistant to C-in-C, AFC
HQ Far East Command (RAF Element)
Gp Capt Basil Hamilton  3 Nov 1966 Director of Plans and Operations, OBE, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Gp Capt T Knight 14 Oct 1966 Director of Service Intelligence, OBE
Gp Capt J W Louw 30 Apr 1965 Head of Secretariat, OBE, DFC*
Wg Cdr Michael M J Robinson 21 Nov 1966 Joint Planning Staff; later AVM
Wg Cdr A F Boyd 19 Jan 1967 Joint Planning Staff, OBE, DFC
Wg Cdr K Courtnage  2 Aug 1965 Joint Planning Staff, OBE, AFC
Wg Cdr H E Boothby 12 Jan 1967 Director of Admin Plans Staff
Wg Cdr T Hine 24 Oct 1966 Deputy Director of Signals, DFC
Wg Cdr V K Metcalf  2 Apr 1965 Deputy Director of Intelligence, DFC
Sqn Ldr K L Monaghan  2 Sep 1965 Joint Intelligence Staff, DFC, DFM
Sqn Ldr E J Strangeway 3 Apr 1964 Kuala Lumper, AFC
Sqn Ldr I A N Worby 30 May 1964 Secretary to FEC (Intelligence), DFC
Sqn Ldr P A Daniell 11 Jul 1966 Defence Signals Staff, BSc
Sqn Ldr H G Mills 17 Feb 1966 Defence Movements Staff, MBE

Source - Spring 1967 Air Force List

1968

Location Controlled
Phoenix Park, Singapore  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Commander-in-Chief
Gen Sir Michael Carver 1 Feb 1967 KCB, CBE, DSO, MC
Personal Appointment
Lt Col N T Bagnall  1 Feb 1967 Military Assistant to C-in-C, MC
HQ Far East Command (RAF Element)
Gp Capt Basil Hamilton  3 Nov 1966 Director of Plans and Operations, OBE, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Gp Capt T Knight 14 Oct 1966 Director of Service Intelligence, OBE
Wg Cdr J I Hamill 14 Oct 1967 Defence Planning Staff
Wg Cdr A F Boyd 19 Jan 1967 Defence Operations Staff, OBE, DFC
Wg Cdr K Courtnage  2 Aug 1965 Defence Planning Staff, OBE, AFC
Wg Cdr H E Boothby 12 Jan 1967 Director of Admin Plans Staff
Wg Cdr T Hine 24 Oct 1966 Deputy Director of Signals, DFC
Sqn Ldr K L Monaghan  2 Sep 1965 Joint Intelligence Staff, DFC, DFM
Sqn Ldr T P Fargher  5 Dec 1966 Secretary to FEC (Intelligence), DFC
Sqn Ldr P A Daniell 11 Jul 1966 Defence Signals Staff, BSc
Sqn Ldr H G Mills 17 Feb 1966 Defence Movements Staff, MBE
Sqn Ldr I R Martin 13 Mar1967 AFC
Sqn Ldr M J Newman 26 Oct 1967
Sqn Ldr J E Walton  1 Jun 1967 MBE
Legal Services
Gp Capt R F W Patterson 20 Sep 1966
Sqn Ldr A C Gunn  1 Jan 1967
Sqn Ldr G N Forman 11 Dec 1965
Far East School of Joint Warfare
Gp Capt P J Murch 27 Mar 1966 AFC
Sqn Ldr J F Knight 22 Apr 1966

Source - Spring 1968 Air Force List

1969

The listing for this year is currently unavailable

Source - 1969 Air Force List

1970

Location Controlled
Phoenix Park, Singapore  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Commander-in-Chief
Adm Sir Peter Hill-Norton 18 Mar 1969 KCB
Personal Appointment
Lt Col W F A Findlay 20 Apr 1969 PSO to C-in-C, MC 5th Inniskillen Dragoon Guards
Capt R A Lawson-Tims ADC to C-in-C, Royal Engineers
HQ Far East Command (RAF Element)
Gp Capt James R Forsythe  7 May 1968 Director of Public Relations, CBE, DFC; later A/Cdre
Gp Capt N W Maskell CEng, FIERE, AFRAeS
Wg Cdr C J Trevains 19 Mar 1968 Assistant Director PSYCOPS, MBE
Wg Cdr R L Lees  3 Apr 1969 Defence Planning Staff, MBE
Wg Cdr W J Marriott 12 Mar 1969 Defence Planning Staff, OBE
Wg Cdr J I Hamill 14 Oct 1967 Defence Operations Staff
Sqn Ldr P B Cash  4 Apr 1969 Secretary )Intelligence),
Sqn Ldr M R M Thompson  2 Sep 1969 Defence Intelligence Staff,
Sqn Ldr R Ford  5 Feb 1969 Defence Signals Staff,
Sqn Ldr J E Brackett  2 Nov 1969 SEATO Exercise Plans
Judge Advocate General's Office
Mr B R Allen Deputy Judge Advocate General (Army and RAF) Far East

Source - Spring 1970 Air Force List

It was disbanded on 11 January 1971 and replaced by ANZUK Forces

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