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RAF Delegation/British Joint Services Mission/British Defence Staff (USA) - Personnel


[1947 | 1948 | 1949 | 1950 | 1951 | 1952 | 1953 | 1954 | 1955 | 1956 | 1957 | 1958  | 1960 | 1961 | 1962 | 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969 | 1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975]

1947

Location
Washington DC, USA

 

RAF Delegation (USA)
ACM Alfred G R Garrod Head of Delegation, KCB, OBE, MC, DFC, LLD  7 Apr 1946
AM Sir Robert V Goddard Deputy Head of Delegation, KCB, CBE 21 Mar 1946
Personal Appointment
Sqn Ldr A G Page ADC to Head of Delegation, DSO, DFC  7 Apr 1946
Air Staff (Policy)
Gp Capt T U Rolfe   26 Apr 1945
Intelligence
Gp Capt R A McMurtie DSO, DFC 18 Sep 1946
Signals
Gp Capt Geoffrey C Eveleigh OBE; later AVM 30 Dec 1945
Organisation
Wg Cdr R P Norman   16 Mar 1946
Personnel Staff
Flt Lt W M Jamieson MBE 26 Jan 1944
Equipment
Wg Cdr P L Hancox OBE  7 Apr 1945
Medical
Wg Cdr S R C Nelson MD, MCP&S 29 Apr 1945
Accountant
Flt Lt K C Lounds    8 Mar 1945
Administration and Finance
Mr H A Plastow MBE, MM  
Senior WAAF Officer
Flt Off R A Wells WAAF  

Source - July 1947 Air Force List

1948

Location
Washington DC, USA

 

British Joint Services Mission (USA) (Air Force Staff)
ACM Sir Charles E H Medhurst Head of Mission, KCB, OBE, MC  1 May 1948
Personal Appointment
Sqn Ldr A G Page ADC to Head of Mission, DSO, DFC  7 Apr 1946
Air Staff (Policy)
Gp Capt T U Rolfe   26 Apr 1945
Intelligence
Gp Capt R A McMurtie DSO, DFC 18 Sep 1946
Signals
Gp Capt Geoffrey C Eveleigh OBE; later AVM 30 Dec 1945
Organisation
Wg Cdr R P Norman   16 Mar 1946
Personnel Staff
Flt Lt W M Jamieson MBE 26 Jan 1944
Equipment
Wg Cdr P L Hancox OBE  7 Apr 1945
Medical
Wg Cdr S R C Nelson MD, MCP&S 29 Apr 1945
Accountant
Flt Lt K C Lounds    8 Mar 1945
Administration and Finance
Mr H A Plastow MBE, MM  
Senior WAAF Officer
Flt Off R A Wells WAAF  

Source - July 1948 Air Force List

1949

Location
Washington DC, USA

 

British Joint Services Mission (USA) (Air Force Staff)
ACM Sir Charles E H Medhurst Head of Mission, KCB, OBE, MC  1 May 1948
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt R S Kerby ADC to Head of Mission,  7 Apr 1948
Air Staff (Policy)
A/Cdre Henry E Nowell Senior Air Staff Officer and Deputy Head of Mission, CB, OBE 15 Oct 1948
Gp Capt Douglas G Morris CBE, DSO, DFC; later AM  4 Aug 1948
Intelligence
Gp Capt G A Bolland CBE  
Signals
Gp Capt Benjamin Ball CBE; later AVM 14 Jun 1948
Administration and Accounts
Wg Cdr Marcus M Gardham later AVM 12 Nov 1947
Personnel Staff
Flt Lt R C D Vincent   24 Jun 1948
Equipment
Sqn Ldr A Pearson   19 Nov 1946
Medical
Wg Cdr J H Neal MRCS, LRCP 27 Jan 1948

Source - October 1949 Air Force List

1950

Location
Washington DC, USA

January

British Joint Services Mission (USA) (Air Force Staff)
ACM Sir Charles E H Medhurst Head of Mission, KCB, OBE, MC  1 May 1948
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt R S Kerby ADC to Head of Mission,  7 Apr 1948
Air Staff (Policy)
A/Cdre Henry E Nowell Senior Air Staff Officer and Deputy Head of Mission, CB, OBE 15 Oct 1948
Gp Capt Douglas G Morris CBE, DSO, DFC; later AM  4 Aug 1948
Intelligence
Gp Capt G A Bolland CBE  
Signals
Gp Capt Benjamin Ball CBE; later AVM 14 Jun 1948
Administration and Accounts
Wg Cdr Marcus M Gardham later AVM 12 Nov 1947
Personnel Staff
Flt Lt R C D Vincent   24 Jun 1948
Equipment
Sqn Ldr A Pearson   19 Nov 1946
Medical
Wg Cdr J H Neal MRCS, LRCP 27 Jan 1948

April

British Joint Services Mission (USA) (Air Force Staff)
ACM Sir George C Pirie Head of Air Force Staff, KBE, CB, MC, DFC, LLD  8 Mar 1950
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt K H F Letford PA to Head of Air Force Staff 14 Feb 1950
Air Staff (Policy)
A/Cdre Henry E Nowell Senior Air Staff Officer, Air Force Staff, CB, OBE 15 Oct 1948
Gp Capt Douglas G Morris CBE, DSO, DFC, ADC; later AM  4 Aug 1948
Intelligence
Gp Capt G A Bolland CBE 27 Jul 1949
Signals
Gp Capt Benjamin Ball CBE; later AVM 14 Jun 1948
Administration and Accounts
Wg Cdr

Marcus M Gardham

later AVM 12 Nov 1947
Personnel Staff
Flt Lt R C D Vincent   24 Jun 1947
Equipment
Sqn Ldr A Pearson   19 Nov 1946
Medical
Wg Cdr J H Neal MRCS, LRCP 27 Jan 1948

Source - January and April 1950 Air Force Lists

1951

Location
Washington DC, USA

 

British Joint Services Mission (USA) (Air Force Staff)
ACM Sir George C Pirie Head of Air Force Staff, KBE, CB, MC, DFC, LLD  8 Mar 1950
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt R A Bethell PA to Head of Air Force Staff 20 Nov 1950
Air Staff (Policy)
A/Cdre Francis R D Swain Senior Air Staff Officer, Air Force Staff, CBE, AFC 16 Jun 1950
Gp Capt

Roy Faville

CBE; later AVM  1 Aug 1950
Intelligence
Gp Capt G A Bolland CBE 27 Jul 1949
Signals
Gp Capt Benjamin Ball CBE; later AVM 14 Jun 1948
Administration
Wg Cdr C W S Jones   28 Apr 1950
Accounting
Fg Off J J Miller   11 Apr 1950
Personnel Staff
Flt Lt A Jenkins    1 Jan 1951
Equipment
Sqn Ldr J C Cracroft-Rice   24 Jun 1950
Medical
Wg Cdr J B Wallace OBE, MD, ChB 31 May 1950

Source - 1951 Air Force List

1952

Location
Washington DC, USA

 

British Joint Services Mission (USA) (Air Force Staff)
AVM John D Breakey Head of Air Force Staff, CB, DFC  1 Aug 1951
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt R A Bethell PA to Head of Air Force Staff 20 Nov 1950
Air Staff (Policy)
A/Cdre Francis R D Swain Senior Air Staff Officer, Air Force Staff, CBE, AFC 16 Jun 1950
Gp Capt

Roy Faville

CBE; later AVM  1 Aug 1950
Director of Technical Services (Air)
A/Cdre Charles L Dann CBE, BSc, AFRAeS 28 Apr 1951
USAF Requirements Division
Gp Capt H W Dean AFC, BSc, ARCS  
Standardisation
Wg Cdr Frank R Bird DSO, DFC; later AVM  
Intelligence
Gp Capt G A Bolland CBE 27 Jul 1949
Signals
Gp Capt N D Gilbert Smith    
Administration
Wg Cdr C W S Jones   28 Apr 1950
Accounting
Fg Off J J Miller   11 Apr 1950
Personnel Staff
Flt Lt A Jenkins    1 Jan 1951
Equipment
Sqn Ldr J C Cracroft-Rice   24 Jun 1950
Medical
Wg Cdr J B Wallace OBE, MD, ChB 31 May 1950

Source - January 1952 Air Force List

1953

Location
Washington DC, USA

 

British Joint Services Mission (USA) (Air Force Staff)
AVM John D Breakey Head of Air Force Staff, CB, DFC  1 Aug 1951
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt William J Stacey PA to Head of Air Force Staff,  later ACM  
Air Staff (Policy)
A/Cdre Francis R D Swain Senior Air Staff Officer, Air Force Staff, CBE, AFC 16 Jun 1950
Gp Capt P Haynes OBE, DFC  
Director of Technical Services (Air)
A/Cdre Charles L Dann CBE, BSc, AFRAeS 28 Apr 1951
USAF Requirements Division
Gp Capt H W Dean AFC, BSc, ARCS  
Standardisation
Wg Cdr Frank R Bird DSO, DFC; later AVM  
Intelligence
Gp Capt T F U Lang AFC  5 Jan 1952
Signals
Gp Capt N D Gilbert Smith    
Administration
Wg Cdr

Alistair Gollan

OBE; later A/Cdre  1 Oct 1952
Accounting
Fg Off J J Miller   11 Apr 1950
Personnel Staff
Flt Lt A Jenkins    1 Jan 1951
Equipment
Sqn Ldr J C Cracroft-Rice   24 Jun 1950
Medical
Wg Cdr J B Wallace OBE, MD, ChB 31 May 1950

Source - January 1953 Air Force List

1954

Location
Washington DC, USA

 

British Joint Services Mission (USA) (Air Force Staff)
AVM Richard L R Atcherley Head of Air Force Staff, CB, CBE, AFC; later AM 11 Feb 1954
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt William J Stacey PA to Head of Air Force Staff,  later ACM  6 Nov 1952
Air Staff (Policy)
A/Cdre

Edouard M F Grundy

Senior Air Staff Officer, Air Force Staff, OBE; later AM  7 May 1954
Gp Capt Hon D H T Dowding    5 Oct 1954
USAF Requirements Division
Gp Capt R E Burns DFC 15 May 1954
Standardisation
Wg Cdr R C Henry    1 Sep 1954
Intelligence
Gp Capt C L Troop   30 Jul 1954
Signals
Gp Capt J E Kirk    3 Oct 1953
Administration
Wg Cdr R B Evans   15 Nov 1953
Accounting
Fg Off D W R Barrett   15 Apr 1953
Personnel Staff
Flt Lt J L Clarke   30 Dec 1953
Equipment
Sqn Ldr A F Baldwin   24 Mar1953
Medical
Wg Cdr E B Harvey MRCS, LRCP, DTM&H  9 Dec 1953
Director of Technical Services (Air)
A/Cdre Lionel R S Freestone OBE, AFRAeS  3 Apr 1954

Source - October 1954 Air Force List

1955

Location
Washington DC, USA

 

British Joint Services Mission (USA) (Air Force Staff)
AVM Richard L R Atcherley Head of Air Force Staff, CB, CBE, AFC; later AM 11 Feb 1954
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt William J Stacey PA to Head of Air Force Staff,  later ACM  6 Nov 1952
Air Staff
A/Cdre

Edouard M F Grundy

Senior Air Staff Officer, Air Force Staff, OBE; later AM  7 May 1954
Gp Capt P Haynes Maritime Operational Developments and Air Standardisation duties, OBE, DFC  1 Dec 1952
Gp Capt Hon D H T Dowding Weapons Navigation and Radar  5 Oct 1954
Wg Cdr

Harold A C Bird-Wilson

Fighter Operational Developments, DSO, DFC*, AFC*; later AVM 23 Nov 1954
USAF Requirements Division
Gp Capt R E Burns DFC 15 May 1954
Standardisation
Wg Cdr R C Henry    1 Sep 1954
Intelligence
Gp Capt C L Troop   30 Jul 1954
Signals
Gp Capt J E Kirk    3 Oct 1953
Administration
Wg Cdr R B Evans   15 Nov 1953
Accounting
Fg Off D W R Barrett   15 Apr 1953
Personnel Staff
Flt Lt E E Reeves Also aircrew duties on Heron aircraft  1 Oct 1954
Equipment
Sqn Ldr A F Baldwin   24 Mar1953
Medical
Wg Cdr E B Harvey MRCS, LRCP, DTM&H  9 Dec 1953
Director of Ministry of Supply Staff
A/Cdre Lionel R S Freestone OBE, AFRAeS  3 Apr 1954
Wg Cdr A H Gibb   10 Jun 1953
Wg Cdr A H Hewitt    1 Jan 1953

Source - April 1955 Air Force List

1956

Location
Washington DC, USA

 

British Joint Services Mission (USA) (Air Force Staff)
AVM Anthony D Selway Head of Air Force Staff, CB, DFC; later AM  1 Oct 1955
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt William J Stacey PA to Head of Air Force Staff,  later ACM  6 Nov 1952
Air Staff
A/Cdre

George F W Heycock

Senior Air Staff Officer, Air Force Staff, DFC 21 May 1955
Gp Capt L W Burgess Maritime Operational Developments and Air Standardisation duties,  1 Jul 1955
Gp Capt John H Searby Director of Operations, DSO, DFC; later A/Cdre 20 Jun 1955
Wg Cdr

Harold A C Bird-Wilson

Fighter Operational Developments, DSO, DFC*, AFC*; later AVM 23 Nov 1954
USAF Requirements Division
Gp Capt R E Burns DFC 15 May 1954
Standardisation
Wg Cdr R C Henry    1 Sep 1954
Intelligence
Gp Capt C L Troop   30 Jul 1954
Signals
Gp Capt J E Kirk    3 Oct 1953
Administration
Wg Cdr R B Evans   15 Nov 1953
Accounting
Fg Off D W R Barrett   15 Apr 1953
Personnel Staff
Flt Lt E E Reeves Also aircrew duties on Heron aircraft  1 Oct 1954
Equipment
Sqn Ldr A F Baldwin   24 Mar1953
Medical
Wg Cdr E B Harvey MRCS, LRCP, DTM&H  9 Dec 1953
Director of Ministry of Supply Staff
A/Cdre Lionel R S Freestone OBE, AFRAeS  3 Apr 1954
Wg Cdr A H Gibb   10 Jun 1953
Wg Cdr A H Hewitt    1 Jan 1953

Source - January 1956 Air Force List

1957

Location
Washington DC, USA

 

British Joint Services Mission (USA) (Air Force Staff)
AVM Anthony D Selway Head of Air Force Staff, CB, DFC; later AM  1 Oct 1955
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt L J Russell PA to Head of Air Force Staff  7 Dec 1955
Air Staff
A/Cdre

George F W Heycock

Senior Air Staff Officer, Air Force Staff, DFC 21 May 1955
Maritime, Air Standardisation and Transport Operations
Gp Capt L W Burgess    1 Jul 1955
Bomber Operations
Gp Capt D C Torrens OBE 15 Dec 1956
Fighter and Training Operations
Wg Cdr

Harold A C Bird-Wilson

DSO, DFC*, AFC*; later AVM 23 Nov 1954
Operational Requirements
Gp Capt G V Fryer OBE, AFC 11 Mar1957
Sqn Ldr L D Crozier DFC 18 Jan 1955
Navigation, Radar, Bombing and Fire Control Systems
Wg Cdr H R Hall OBE, DFC  1 Nov 1955
Guided Weapons
Wg Cdr J A R M Reid   23 Jan 1957
Standardisation
Wg Cdr E J Brandon AFRAeS 26 Mar 1956

Intelligence

Gp Capt G A Bolland CBE 27 Jul 1956

Signals

Gp Capt J D S Huxley BSc (Eng)  1 Mar 1955
Sqn Ldr A T Vacquier  3 Oct 1955

Aviation Medicine

Wg Cdr E B Harvey MRCS, LRCP, DTM&H  9 Dec 1953

Heron Communications Flight

Flt Lt E W J Morris   xx Feb 1957
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr R B Evans Senior Officer i/c Administration and Senior Accountant 15 Nov 1952

Accountant

Flt Lt M J Hills   16 Feb 1956
Ministry of Supply Staff
A/Cdre Harold E Dicken Director of Aircraft, OBE 30 May 1957
Wg Cdr A H Gibb 10 Jun 1953  
Ministry of Defence Staff
Secretariat
Gp Capt J R Wilson DFC  1 Sep 1955

Source - July 1957 Air Force List

1958

Location
Washington DC, USA

 

British Joint Services Mission (USA) (Air Force Staff)
AVM Anthony D Selway Head of Air Force Staff, CB, DFC; later AM  1 Oct 1955
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt L J Russell PA to Head of Air Force Staff  7 Dec 1955
Air Staff
A/Cdre

George F W Heycock

Senior Air Staff Officer, Air Force Staff, DFC 21 May 1955
Bomber and Maritime Operations
Gp Capt D C Torrens OBE 15 Dec 1956
Fighter and Training Operations
Wg Cdr John L W Ellacombe DFC*; later A/Cdre 25 Mar 1957
Operational Requirements
Gp Capt G V Fryer OBE, AFC 11 Mar1957
Sqn Ldr V H Fourie 18 Jul 1957
Navigation, Radar, Bombing and Fire Control Systems
Wg Cdr H R Hall OBE, DFC  1 Nov 1955
Guided Weapons
Wg Cdr J A R M Reid   23 Jan 1957
Standardisation
Wg Cdr E J Brandon AFRAeS 26 Mar 1956

Intelligence

Gp Capt G A Bolland CBE 27 Jul 1956

Signals

Gp Capt John H Hunter-Tod OBE, MA, AFRAeS, DCAe; later AM xx Nov 1957
Sqn Ldr A T Vacquier  3 Oct 1955

Aviation Medicine

Wg Cdr J S Howitt AFC, RCS, LRCP 29 Mar 1956

Heron Communications Flight

Flt Lt E W J Morris   xx Feb 1957
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr Oswald Gradon OBE, ASAA; later A/Cdre 13 Aug 1956

Accountant

Flt Lt M J Hills   16 Feb 1956
Ministry of Supply Staff
A/Cdre Harold E Dicken Director of Aircraft, OBE 30 May 1957
Wg Cdr T P McGarry DFC 14 May 1956
Ministry of Defence Staff
Secretariat
Gp Capt J R Wilson DFC  1 Sep 1955

Source - January 1958 Air Force List

1959

 

Location
Washington DC, USA

 

British Joint Services Mission (USA) (Air Force Staff)
AVM Walter C Sheen Commander of Air Force Staff, CB, DSO, OBE 13 Mar1958
Personal Appointment
Sqn Ldr W D Dickinson ADC to Commander of Air Force Staff 13 Mar 1958
Air Staff
A/Cdre

Frederick M Milligan

Senior Air Staff Officer and Air Attaché, OBE, AFC 10 Jan 1959
Requirements Interchange Officer
Gp Capt G V Fryer OBE, AFC 11 Mar 1957

Air Staff

Operations
Gp Capt D C Torrens OBE 15 Dec 1956
Wg Cdr John L W Ellacombe DFC*; later A/Cdre 25 Mar 1957
Sqn Ldr V H Fourie 18 Jul 1957

VIP Aircraft Pilot

Flt Lt E W J Morris   xx Feb 1957
Guided Weapons
Wg Cdr J A R M Reid   23 Jan 1957

Aviation and Space Medicine

Wg Cdr J S Howitt AFC, RCS, LRCP 29 Mar 1956
Standardisation
Wg Cdr E J Brandon AFRAeS 26 Mar 1956
Staffs of the Services

Signals

Gp Capt John H Hunter-Tod OBE, MA, AFRAeS, DCAe; later AM 25 Nov 1957
Sqn Ldr T Cross 21 Jul 1958

Intelligence

Gp Capt G A Bolland CBE 27 Jul 1956
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr P H Reason Senior Officer i/c Administration 14 Jul 1958

Accountant

Flt Lt E Ball   15 May 1958

Equipment

Sqn Ldr E Parkin BEM 22 May 1958
Ministry of Supply Staff
A/Cdre Harold E Dicken Director of Aircraft, OBE 30 May 1957
Wg Cdr T P McGarry DFC 14 May 1956

Source - January 1959 Air Force List

1960

Location
Washington DC, USA

 

British Joint Services Mission (USA) (Air Force Staff)
ACM George H Mills Chairman, GCB, DFC, ADC  1 Jul 1959
AVM Walter C Sheen Commander of Air Force Staff, CB, DSO, OBE 13 Mar1958
Personal Appointment
Sqn Ldr W D Dickinson ADC to Commander of Air Force Staff 13 Mar 1958
Air Staff
A/Cdre

Frederick M Milligan

Chief of Staff and Air Attaché, OBE, AFC 10 Jan 1959
Requirements Interchange Officer
Gp Capt G V Fryer OBE, AFC 11 Mar 1957

Air Staff

Operations
Gp Capt D C Torrens OBE 15 Dec 1956
Air I - Operations
Wg Cdr John L W Ellacombe DFC*; later A/Cdre 25 Mar 1957
Air II - Aircraft and Engines
Sqn Ldr V H Fourie 18 Jul 1957

VIP Aircraft Pilot

Flt Lt E W J Morris   xx Feb 1957
Air III - Guided Weapons
Wg Cdr J A R M Reid   23 Jan 1957

Air IV - Aviation and Space Medicine

Wg Cdr J S Howitt AFC, RCS, LRCP 29 Mar 1956
Standardisation
Wg Cdr E J Brandon AFRAeS 26 Mar 1956
Staffs of the Services

Signals

Gp Capt John H Hunter-Tod OBE, MA, AFRAeS, DCAe; later AM 25 Nov 1957
Sqn Ldr T Cross 21 Jul 1958

Intelligence

Gp Capt Vacant    
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr P H Reason Senior Officer i/c Administration 14 Jul 1958

Accountant

Flt Lt E Ball   15 May 1958

Equipment

Sqn Ldr E Parkin BEM 22 May 1958
Ministry of Supply Staff
A/Cdre Harold E Dicken Director of Aircraft, OBE 30 May 1957
Wg Cdr Vacant    

Source - January 1960 Air Force List

1961

Location
Washington DC, USA

 

Rank Name Notes Date
ACM George H Mills Chairman, GCB, DFC, ADC  1 Jul 1959
Gp Capt P G Ottewill Executive Assistant to Chairman, BDS, AFC, GM  1 Jul 1959
Wg Cdr T F Neil Secretary to Chairman, BDS, DFC*, AFC  4 Feb 1959
Flt Lt R A C Goldring ADC to Chairman 15 Oct 1959
Royal Air Force Staff
AVM Walter C Sheen Commander RAF and Air Attaché, CB, DSO, OBE 30 Mar 1958
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt L Banham ADC to Commander of RAF Staff 30 Dec 1959
Chief of Staff and Assistant Air Attaché
A/Cdre Frederick M Milligan OBE, AFC 10 Jan 1959
Requirements Interchange Officer
Gp Capt E A Johnston OBE  1 Sep 1960
Air Staff
Operations
Gp Capt

Alfred H W Ball

DSO, DFC; later AM  7 Nov 1959
VIP Aircraft Pilot
Flt Lt T W G Glover    2 Apr 1959
Air I - Operations
Wg Cdr

William Harbison

AFC; later AVM 13 Aug 1959
Air II - Aircraft and Engines
Sqn Ldr J E Burton   30 Dec 1959
Air III - Guided Weapons
Wg Cdr F V Armstrong MBE 10 Aug 1959
Sqn Ldr R A Pendry   28 Jan 1959
Air IV - Aviation and Space Medicine
Gp Capt J R R Jenkins MRCS, LRCP 16 Jun 1960

Standardisation

Wg Cdr K Smith DFC 26 Jun 1959

Signals

Gp Capt C K Street Chief Signals Officer, MBE 26 Apr 1960
Sqn Ldr T Cross   21 Jul 1958
Intelligence
Gp Capt C R D L Lloyd Chief Intelligence Officer, OBE  3 Aug 1959
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr N S Fear Senior Officer i/c Administration 23 Jun 1960

Accountant

Flt Lt J F Webb   18 Oct 1960

Organisation

Sqn Ldr R F Carter   25 Nov 1960
Ministry of Aviation (Defence Research Staff)
A/Cdre David N Kington-Blair-Oliphant Director of Aircraft, OBE, BA; later AVM 20 Oct 1960
Wg Cdr J D Ackerman MBE,  1 Jul 1960
Wg Cdr M C Bunting MBE  1 Jul 1959

Source - January 1961 Air Force List

1962

Location
Washington DC, USA

 

Rank Name Notes Date
ACM George H Mills Chairman, GCB, DFC, ADC  1 Jul 1959
Gp Capt P G Ottewill Executive Assistant to Chairman, BDS, AFC, GM  1 Jul 1959
Gp Capt John S Rowlands Representative of the Scientific Adviser to MOD, GC, OBE, BSc; later AM  1 Jun 1961
Wg Cdr T F Neil Secretary to Chairman, BDS, DFC*, AFC  4 Feb 1959
Flt Lt R A C Goldring ADC to Chairman 15 Oct 1959
Royal Air Force Staff
AVM Reginald H E Emson Commander RAF and Air Attaché, CB, CBE, AFC; later AM  1 Mar 1961
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt L Banham ADC to Commander of RAF Staff 30 Dec 1959
Senior Air Staff Officer and Assistant Air Attaché
A/Cdre William Pitt-Brown CBE, DFC*, AFC  5 Jun 1961
Requirements Interchange Officer
Gp Capt E A Johnston OBE  1 Sep 1960
BMEWS Liaison
Wg Cdr F R Pusey MBE  7 Sep 1961
Air Staff
Operations
Gp Capt

Alfred H W Ball

DSO, DFC; later AM  7 Nov 1959
VIP Aircraft Pilot
Flt Lt J Ward    5 Oct 1961
Air I - Operations
Wg Cdr

William Harbison

AFC; later AVM 13 Aug 1959
Air II - Aircraft and Engines
Sqn Ldr J E Burton   30 Dec 1959
Air III - Guided Weapons
Wg Cdr F V Armstrong MBE 10 Aug 1959
Air IV - Aviation and Space Medicine
Gp Capt J R R Jenkins MRCS, LRCP 16 Jun 1960

Standardisation

Wg Cdr E Q Moody    9 Nov 1961

Signals

Gp Capt C K Street Chief Signals Officer, MBE 26 Apr 1960
Sqn Ldr L D W Coombes   20 Jun 1961
Intelligence
Gp Capt A C Brown Chief Intelligence Officer, DSO, OBE, DFC 19 Jun 1961
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr N S Fear Senior Officer i/c Administration 23 Jun 1960

Accountant

Flt Lt J F Webb   18 Oct 1960

Organisation

Sqn Ldr R F Carter   25 Nov 1960
Ministry of Aviation (Defence Research Staff)
A/Cdre David N Kington-Blair-Oliphant Director of Aircraft, OBE, BA; later AVM 20 Oct 1960
Wg Cdr P D Cherry OBE, DFC, DFM  9 Dec 1961
Wg Cdr A E Munns DFM  1 Aug 1961

Source - January 1962 Air Force List

1963

Location
Washington DC, USA

 

Rank Name Notes Date
Gen Sir Michael West Chairman, KCB, DSO  7 Jul 1962
Col T H Sergeant Executive Assistant to Chairman, BDS 11 May 1962
Gp Capt John S Rowlands Representative of the Scientific Adviser to MOD, GC, OBE, BSc; later AM  1 Jun 1961
Royal Air Force Staff
AVM Ian G Esplin Commander RAF and Air Attaché, CB, OBE, DFC, MA, BEc 11 Mar 1963
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt L Banham ADC to Commander of RAF Staff 30 Dec 1959
Senior Air Staff Officer and Assistant Air Attaché
A/Cdre William Pitt-Brown CBE, DFC*, AFC  5 Jun 1961
Requirements Interchange Officer
Gp Capt

Denys H Sutton

later A/Cdre 24 Sep 1962
Air Staff
Operations
Gp Capt L H Trent VC, DFC, AFC 10 May 1962
VIP Aircraft Pilot
Flt Lt J Ward    5 Oct 1961
Air I - Operations
Wg Cdr H Bennett AFC  2 Feb 1962
Air II - Transport Aircraft, Helicopters and Flight Safety
Sqn Ldr A Twigg    7 Jun 1962
Air III - Guided Weapons
Wg Cdr J M S Adams MA, AMIEE  5 Feb 1962
Air IV - Aviation and Space Medicine
Gp Capt J R R Jenkins MRCS, LRCP 16 Jun 1960

Standardisation

Wg Cdr E Q Moody    9 Nov 1961

Signals

Gp Capt A F Ward Chief Signals Officer, OBE 29 Sep 1962
Sqn Ldr L D W Coombes   20 Jun 1961
Intelligence
Gp Capt Vacant    
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr R H Petchey Senior Officer i/c Administration  1 Dec 1962

Accountant

Flt Lt J F Webb   18 Oct 1960

Organisation

Sqn Ldr R F Carter   25 Nov 1960
Ministry of Aviation (Defence Research Staff)
A/Cdre Vacant    
Wg Cdr P D Cherry OBE, DFC, DFM  9 Dec 1961
Wg Cdr  A E Munns DFM  1 Aug 1961

Source - Spring 1963 Air Force List

1964

Location
Washington DC, USA

 

Rank Name Notes Date
Gen Sir Michael West Chairman, KCB, DSO  7 Jul 1962
Col T H Sergeant Executive Assistant to Chairman, BDS 11 May 1962
Sqn Ldr A Burdess Defence Signal Staff (Washington)  6 Nov 1963
Royal Air Force Staff
AVM Ian G Esplin Commander RAF and Air Attaché, CB, OBE, DFC, MA, BEc 11 Mar 1963
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt P B Cash ADC to Commander of RAF Staff 1 Apr 1963
Senior Air Staff Officer and Assistant Air Attaché
A/Cdre L H Trent VC, DFC, ADC 10 May 1962
Air Staff
Air I - Operations - Fighter and Tactical Aircraft
Wg Cdr B H Howard DFC 27 Jun 1964
Air II - Transport Aircraft, Helicopters and Flight Safety
Sqn Ldr A Twigg    7 Jun 1962
Air III - Guided Weapons
Wg Cdr G J Aylett MBE  5 Sep 1963
Air IV - Aviation and Space Medicine
Wg Cdr P J Wells    1 Feb 1964
VIP Aircraft Pilot
Flt Lt J Ward    5 Oct 1961

Standardisation

Wg Cdr E Q Moody    9 Nov 1961
Staffs of the Services

Signals

Gp Capt A F Ward Chief Signals Officer, OBE 29 Sep 1962
Sqn Ldr R H Smith AMIERE 27 Apr 1964
Medical Aerospace Medicine
Wg Cdr W A Crawford OBE, MB, ChB, PhD, DPH, DIH, AFRAeS 14 Aug 1963
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr R H Petchey Senior Officer i/c Administration  1 Dec 1962

Organisation

Sqn Ldr P J Broad   15 Jun 1963

Accountant

Flt Lt V C Fruin-Ball    1 Apr 1963
Ministry of Aviation (Defence Research Staff)
A/Cdre John W McKelvey Director of Aircraft, MBE; later A/Cdre 13 Jan 1964
Wg Cdr P D Cherry OBE, DFC, DFM  9 Dec 1961

Source - Autumn 1964 Air Force List

1965

Location
Washington DC, USA

 

Rank Name Notes Date
Gen Sir Michael West Chairman, KCB, DSO  7 Jul 1962
AVM Antony G Dudgeon Chief of Staff, CBE, DFC 30 Aug 1965
Col H F D Gillett Executive Assistant to Chairman, Royal Artillery  4 May 1964
Wg Cdr R L Allen Military Assistant to Chief of Staff, BEM 11 Mar 1964
Sqn Ldr A Burdess Defence Signal Staff (Washington), MBE  6 Nov 1963
Royal Air Force Staff
AVM

Alan D Frank

Commander RAF Staff and Air Attaché, CBE, DSO, DFC, BA 21 Aug 1965
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt P Henley ADC to Commander of RAF Staff 22 Mar 1965
Senior Air Staff Officer and Assistant Air Attaché
Gp Capt B P Mugford   12 Apr 1965
Air Staff
Air I - Operations, Fighter and Tactical Aircraft
Wg Cdr B H Howard DFC 27 Jun 1964
Air II - Transport Aircraft, Helicopters and Flight Safety
Wg Cdr J L Price AFC 15 Feb 1965
Air III - Guided Weapons
Wg Cdr G J Aylett MBE  5 Sep 1963
Air IV - Maritime and Navigation
Wg Cdr P J Wells    1 Feb 1964

Standardisation

Wg Cdr G F Morley-Mower DFC, AFC 31 May 1965
Staffs of the Services

Signals

Gp Capt B H Goodyer   23 Mar 1965
Sqn Ldr R H Smith AMIERE 27 Apr 1964
Medical Aerospace Medicine
Wg Cdr W A Crawford OBE, MB, ChB, PhD, DPH, DIH, AFRAeS 14 Aug 1963
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr W H Goldstraw Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC*  8 Sep 1965

Organisation

Sqn Ldr G E Blanford    2 Aug 1965
Defence Research and Development Staff
A/Cdre John W McKelvey Director of Aircraft, MBE; later A/Cdre 13 Jan 1964
Wg Cdr P D Cherry OBE, DFC, DFC  9 Dec 1961

Source - Autumn 1965 Air Force List

1966

Location
Washington DC, USA

 

Rank Name Notes Date
Adm Sir Nigel Henderson Chairman, KCB, OBE 29 Jul 1965
AVM Antony G Dudgeon Chief of Staff, CBE, DFC 30 Aug 1965
Col H F D Gillett Executive Assistant to Chairman, Royal Artillery  4 May 1964
Wg Cdr R L Allen Military Assistant to Chief of Staff, BEM 11 Mar 1964
Sqn Ldr A Burdess Defence Signal Staff (Washington), MBe  6 Nov 1963
Royal Air Force Staff
AVM

Alan D Frank

Commander RAF Staff and Air Attaché, CBE, DSO, DFC, BA 21 Aug 1965
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt P Henley ADC to Commander of RAF Staff 22 Mar 1965
Senior Air Staff Officer and Assistant Air Attaché
Gp Capt B P Mugford   12 Apr 1965
Air Staff
Air I - Fighter and Tactical Aircraft
Wg Cdr B H Howard DFC 27 Jun 1964
Air II - Transport Aircraft, Helicopters and Flight Safety
Wg Cdr J L Price AFC 15 Feb 1965
Air III - Guided Weapons
Wg Cdr G J Aylett MBE  5 Sep 1963
Air IV - Maritime and Navigation
Wg Cdr P J Wells    1 Feb 1964

Standardisation

Wg Cdr G F Morley-Mower DFC, AFC 31 May 1965
Staffs of the Services

Signals

Gp Capt B H Goodyer   23 Mar 1965
Sqn Ldr R H Smith AMIERE 27 Apr 1964
Medical Aerospace Medicine
Wg Cdr W A Crawford OBE, MB, ChB, PhD, DPH, DIH, AFRAeS 14 Aug 1963
Equipment
Wg Cdr G N V Chignall MBE  6 Jul 1966
Sqn Ldr J M Stevenson    9 Aug 1965
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr W H Goldstraw Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC*  8 Sep 1965

Organisation

Sqn Ldr G E Blanford    2 Aug 1965
Defence Research and Development Staff
A/Cdre John W McKelvey Director of Aircraft, MBE; later A/Cdre 13 Jan 1964
Wg Cdr P D Cherry OBE, DFC, DFC  9 Dec 1961
Wg Cdr J R Rogers    6 Apr 1965
Sqn Ldr B P Marsden Guided Weapons, BSc 20 Aug 1965
Sqn Ldr E J Paisley   11 Oct 1965

Source - Spring 1966 Air Force List

1967

Location
Washington DC, USA

 

Rank Name Notes Date
Adm Sir Nigel Henderson Chairman, KCB, OBE 29 Jul 1965
AVM Antony G Dudgeon Chief of Staff, CBE, DFC 30 Aug 1965
Col H F D Gillett Executive Assistant to Chairman, Royal Artillery  4 May 1964
Wg Cdr R L Allen Military Assistant to Chief of Staff, BEM 11 Mar 1964
Sqn Ldr R H J Hence Defence Signal Staff (Washington), AMIERE 15 Jun 1966
Royal Air Force Staff
AVM

Alan D Frank

Commander RAF Staff and Air Attaché, CBE, DSO, DFC, BA 21 Aug 1965
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt P Henley ADC to Commander of RAF Staff 22 Mar 1965
Senior Air Staff Officer and Assistant Air Attaché
Gp Capt B P Mugford   12 Apr 1965
Air Staff
Air I - Fighter and Tactical Aircraft
Wg Cdr B H Howard DFC 27 Jun 1964
Air II - Transport Aircraft, Helicopters and Flight Safety
Wg Cdr J L Price AFC 15 Feb 1965
Air III - Guided Weapons
Wg Cdr G E McCullagh AFRAeS  6 Jul 1966
Air IV - Maritime and Navigation
Wg Cdr P J Wells    1 Feb 1964

Standardisation

Wg Cdr G F Morley-Mower DFC, AFC 31 May 1965
Staffs of the Services

Signals

Gp Capt B H Goodyer   23 Mar 1965
Medical Aerospace Medicine
Wg Cdr W A Crawford OBE, MB, ChB, PhD, DPH, DIH, AFRAeS 14 Aug 1963
Equipment
Wg Cdr G N V Chignall MBE  6 Jul 1966
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr W H Goldstraw Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC*  8 Sep 1965

Organisation

Sqn Ldr G E Blanford    2 Aug 1965
Defence Research and Development Staff
A/Cdre Charles T Nance Director of Aircraft, OBE, MA, AMIME, AFRAeS 20 Jun 1966
Wg Cdr S E Fawson    3 Feb 1966
Wg Cdr J R Rogers    6 Apr 1965
Sqn Ldr B P Marsden Guided Weapons, BSc 20 Aug 1965
Sqn Ldr E J Paisley   11 Oct 1965

Source - Spring 1967 Air Force List

1968

Location
Washington DC, USA

 

Rank Name Notes Date
Adm Sir Nigel Henderson Head, KCB, OBE 29 Jul 1965
Brig D R L Bright Chief of Staff (NATO), OBE 15 Jan 1968
Capt E A Berrey Executive Assistant to Head, BDS, MBE, RN 16 Sep 1965
Maj G A Thompson Military Assistant to Chief of Staff (NATO), Royal Signals  5 Aug 1966
Wg Cdr B R  Clarke Secretary, BDS (Washington) 27 Jun 1966
Royal Air Force Staff
AVM

Denis Crowley-Milling

Commander RAF Staff and Air Attaché, CBE, DSO, DFC; later AM 26 Nov 1967
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt J F Raeside ADC to Commander of RAF Staff 31 Mar 1967
Senior Air Staff Officer and Assistant Air Attaché
Gp Capt J M Daniel DFC 29 Aug 1967
Air Staff
Air I - Operations
Wg Cdr M C N Smart AFC  1 Mar 1967
Air II - Transport Aircraft, Helicopters and Flight Safety
Wg Cdr J I Parker AFC 25 Sep 1967
Air III - Guided Weapons
Wg Cdr G E McCullagh AFRAeS  6 Jul 1966
Air IV - Maritime and Navigation
Wg Cdr P J Wells    1 Feb 1964

Standardisation

Wg Cdr G F Morley-Mower DFC, AFC 31 May 1965
Staffs of the Services

Signals

Gp Capt B H Goodyer   23 Mar 1965
Equipment
Wg Cdr G N V Chignall MBE  6 Jul 1966
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr W S Jackson Senior Officer i/c Administration 22 Jan 1968

Organisation

Sqn Ldr G E Blanford    2 Aug 1965
Defence Research and Development Staff
A/Cdre Charles T Nance Director of Aircraft, OBE, MA, AMIME, AFRAeS 20 Jun 1966
Wg Cdr S E Fawson    3 Feb 1966
Wg Cdr D R Young   14 Sep 1967
Sqn Ldr E J Paisley   11 Oct 1965

Source - Spring 1968 Air Force List

1969

The listings for this year are currently unavailable

Source - October 1969 Air Force List

1970

Location
Washington DC, USA

 

Rank Name Notes Date
Lt Gen Sir George Lea Head, BDSW and Defence Attaché, KCB, DSO, MBE 23 Oct 1967

Personal Appointments

Maj D Dunn Military Assistant to Head BDS  12 Jul 1969
Gp Capt R R Rawlins Head of British Defence Intelligence Liaison Staff (Washington) 26 Jan 1968
Cdr J R Manning Secretary, BDS (Washington), OBE 18 Jan 1969
Wg Cdr P A Law Defence Signal Staff (Washington), CEng, MIERE  4 Oct 1968
Royal Air Force Staff
AVM

Denis Crowley-Milling

Commander RAF Staff and Air Attaché, CBE, DSO, DFC; later AM 26 Nov 1967
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt J I Gilson ADC to Commander of RAF Staff 10 Sep 1969
Senior Air Staff Officer and Assistant Air Attaché
Gp Capt J M Daniel DFC 29 Aug 1967
Air Staff
Air I - Operations
Wg Cdr G Jones    3 May 1969
Air II - Transport Aircraft, Helicopters and Flight Safety
Wg Cdr P D A Austin AFC  7 Jul 1969
Air III - Maritime and Navigation
Wg Cdr P H J Buddery MBE  8 Jul 1967

Staff Officer - Mechanical Engineering

Wg Cdr P V Field BSc (Eng), CEng, AFRAeS 20 Jan 1969

Staff Officer - Electrical Engineering

Wg Cdr W R F Cooney MBE, CEng, MIERE  7 Oct 1969

Standardisation

Wg Cdr H A England DFC 29 Jul 1968

Medical Aerospace Medicine

Wg Cdr E J McGuire MB, BS 13 Oct 1969
Deputy Director of Equipment (USA)
Gp Capt H D Campbell MBIM  1 Feb 1968

E43

Wg Cdr W D Cuthill AMBIM 18 Dec 1967
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr W S Jackson Senior Officer i/c Administration 22 Jan 1968
Defence Research and Development Staff
Wg Cdr W S Frost CEng, AFRAeS, AMBIM 24 Apr 1968

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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