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RAF Technical College - Personnel


[1951 | 1952 | 1953 | 1954 | 1955 | 1956 | 1957 | 1958 | 1957 | 1958 | 1959 | 1960 | 1961 | 1962 | 1963 | 1964 | 1965]

This was formed on 15 August 1947 at RAF Henlow from the RAF School of Aeronautical Engineering.  It absorbed the Empire Radio School on 20 October 1949. It appear in the 1947-1950 AFLs

1951

Location Command Controlled
RAF Henlow Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Douglas W R Ryley 22 Oct 1949 Air Officer Commanding and Commandant of RAF Technical College, CBE; later AVM
Air Staff
Gp Capt Robert Harston 21 Nov 1949 Senior Air Staff Officer, BA; later A/Cdre
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr C A Vernieux  7 Nov 1949 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC

Source - January 1951 Air Force List

1952

Location Command Controlled
RAF Henlow Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

John G Franks

 5 Jan 1952 Air Officer Commanding and Commandant of RAF Technical College, CBE; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt M J P Davies 20 Aug 1951 PA to AOC and Commandant
Air Staff
Gp Capt G E Burtenshaw 19 Mar 1951 Senior Air Staff Officer, BA; later A/Cdre
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr C A Vernieux  7 Nov 1949 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC
Technical Staff
Sqn Ldr T Griffiths  5 Nov 1951  

Source - January 1952 Air Force List

1953

Location Command Controlled
RAF Henlow Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Herbert D Spreckley

 8 Sep 1952 Air Officer Commanding and Commandant of RAF Technical College, CB, OBE; later AM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt M J P Davies 20 Aug 1951 PA to AOC and Commandant
Air Staff
Gp Capt G E Burtenshaw 19 Mar 1951 Senior Air Staff Officer, BA; later A/Cdre
Technical Staff
Sqn Ldr T Griffiths  5 Nov 1951  

Source - January 1953 Air Force List

1954

Location Command Controlled
RAF Henlow Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Charles L Dann 27 Jul 1954 Air Officer Commanding and Commandant of RAF Technical College, CBE, BSc, AFRAeS
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt J A Judd   ADC to AOC and Commandant
Special Appointment
Sqn Ldr J B Chinnery   PSO to AOC and Commandant
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt

Albert A F Hickman

  Group Captain Executive and Station Commander, OBE, AFRAeS; later A/Cdre
Educational
Gp Capt J R Morgan   Group Captain Director of Studies, OBE, BSc, AMIME, AFRAeS
Medical
Wg Cdr M W L White   MRCS, LRCP

Source - October 1954 Air Force List

1955

Location Command Controlled
RAF Henlow Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Charles L Dann 27 Jul 1954 Air Officer Commanding and Commandant of RAF Technical College, CBE, BSc, AFRAeS
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt J A Judd   ADC to AOC and Commandant
Special Appointment
Sqn Ldr J B Chinnery   PSO to AOC and Commandant
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt W S Reed   Group Captain Executive and Station Commander
Educational
Gp Capt J R Morgan   Group Captain Director of Studies, OBE, BSc, AMIME, AFRAeS
Medical
Wg Cdr E S Odbert   MB, BCh

Source - April 1955 Air Force List

1956

Location Command Controlled
RAF Henlow Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Charles L Dann 27 Jul 1954 Air Officer Commanding and Commandant of RAF Technical College, CBE, BSc, AFRAeS
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt P E Turner 13 Jun 1955 ADC to AOC and Commandant
Special Appointment
Sqn Ldr J B Chinnery 13 Jun 1955 PSO to AOC and Commandant
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt W S Reed   Group Captain Executive and Station Commander
Educational
Gp Capt S A Campbell  9 May 1955 Group Captain Director of Studies, MEng, AMIME
Medical
Wg Cdr E S Odbert   MB, BCh

Source - January 1956 Air Force List

1957

Location Command Controlled
RAF Henlow Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Thomas U C Shirley

 1 Jan 1957 Air Officer Commanding and Commandant of RAF Technical College, CBE, MIEE, FRAeS; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Plt Off P T E Humphrey   ADC to AOC and Commandant
Special Appointment
Sqn Ldr R S F Wright 30 Aug 1956 PSO to AOC and Commandant
Training Administration Staff
Gp Capt William F Beckwith 31 May 1954 Assistant Commandant, CBE, BSc (Eng), ACGI; later AVM
Wg Cdr P E Mitchell  6 Jan 1956 BSc,
Sqn Ldr K W Goodman 16 Apr 1956
Sqn Ldr R A Prew AFRAeS
Sqn Ldr G R N Taylor 18 Jul 1955
Administrative Staff
  Vacant    
Educational
Gp Capt S A Campbell  9 May 1955 Group Captain Director of Studies, MEng, AMIME
Librarian
Wg Cdr (Ret) W C Pitts    

Source - July 1957 Air Force List

1958

Location Command Controlled
RAF Henlow Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Thomas U C Shirley

 1 Jan 1957 Air Officer Commanding and Commandant of RAF Technical College, CBE, MIEE, FRAeS; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Plt Off P T E Humphrey   ADC to AOC and Commandant
Special Appointment
Sqn Ldr R S F Wright 30 Aug 1956 PSO to AOC and Commandant
Training Administration Staff
Gp Capt William F Beckwith 31 May 1954 Assistant Commandant, CBE, BSc (Eng), ACGI; later AVM
Wg Cdr P E Mitchell  6 Jan 1956 BSc,
Sqn Ldr K W Goodman 16 Apr 1956
Sqn Ldr R A Prew AFRAeS
Sqn Ldr G R N Taylor 18 Jul 1955
Administrative Staff
  Vacant    
Educational
Gp Capt S A Campbell  9 May 1955 Group Captain Director of Studies, MEng, AMIME
Librarian
Wg Cdr (Ret) W C Pitts    

Source - January 1958 Air Force List

1959

Location Command Controlled
RAF Henlow Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Thomas U C Shirley

 1 Jan 1957 Air Officer Commanding and Commandant of RAF Technical College, CBE, MIEE, FRAeS; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Plt Off P T E Humphrey   ADC to AOC and Commandant
Special Appointment
Sqn Ldr R S F Wright 30 Aug 1956 PSO to AOC and Commandant
Training Administration Staff
Gp Capt R H C Brousson 21 Oct 1957 Assistant Commandant, OBE, MA, AFRAeS
Gp Capt S A Campbell  9 May 1955 Group Captain Director of Studies, MEng, AMIME
Wg Cdr W T Mathieson  6 Oct 1958
Wg Cdr A D Button  8 Apr 1957 BSc
Wg Cdr A Beveridge  7 Feb 1955 BSc
Sqn Ldr K W Goodman 16 Apr 1956
Sqn Ldr C Deane 23 Mar 1958
Sqn Ldr J M A Court 23 Jul 1956
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt D W Smythe 30 Aug 1956 Gp Capt Executive and Station Commander
Sqn Ldr D H T McRae 12 Apr 1957 OC, Flying, DFC
Staffs of the Services
Medical
Wg Cdr H W Whittingham 30 May 1957 Senior Medical Officer, MA, MB, ChB, MRCS, LRCP
Librarian
Wg Cdr (Ret) W C Pitts    

Source - 1959 Air Force List

1960

Location Command Controlled
RAF Henlow Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Norman C S Rutter 16 Feb 1959 Air Officer Commanding and Commandant of RAF Technical College, CBE, MIME, FRAeS; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off C G H Pierce 23 Feb 1959 ADC to AOC and Commandant
Special Appointment
Sqn Ldr H Leigh 29 Dec 1958 Personal Staff Officer to AOC and Commandant
Training Administration Staff
Gp Capt L Kelly 16 Dec 1959 Assistant Commandant, OBE, BSc, AMIME, AFRAeS, DCAe
Gp Capt J H Stevens 26 Jan 1959 Director of Studies, OBE, ADC, BSc, AFRAeS
Wg Cdr A D Button  8 Apr 1957 BSc
Wg Cdr W T Mathieson  6 Oct 1958
Wg Cdr J F Sanders 13 Apr 1959
Sqn Ldr J M A Court 23 Jul 1956
Sqn Ldr C Deane 23 Mar 1958
Sqn Ldr F E Murphy 1 Jun 1959 MBE
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt W K Le May  1 May 1959 Group Captain Executive and Station Commander, CBE
Staffs of the Services
Medical
Wg Cdr R C Rylance 23 Feb 1959 Senior Medical Officer, MA, BCh
Librarian
Wg Cdr (Ret) W C Pitts    

Source - January 1960 Air Force List

1961

Location Command Controlled
RAF Henlow Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Norman C S Rutter 16 Feb 1959 Air Officer Commanding and Commandant of RAF Technical College, CBE, MIME, FRAeS; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off C G H Pierce 23 Feb 1959 ADC to AOC and Commandant
Special Appointment
Sqn Ldr H Leigh 29 Dec 1958 Personal Staff Officer to AOC and Commandant
Training Staff
Gp Capt L Kelly 16 Dec 1959 Assistant Commandant, OBE, BSc, AMIME, AFRAeS, DCAe
Gp Capt H H Mayoh 23 Nov 1959 Specialist, BSc
Gp Capt J H Stevens 26 Jan 1959 Director of Studies, OBE, ADC, BSc, AFRAeS
Wg Cdr R Hill 19 Apr 1960 OBE, AFRAeS
Sqn Ldr D R W Bowman 29 Mar 1960 BSc
Sqn Ldr J M A Court 23 Jul 1956 BSc
Sqn Ldr C Deane 24 Mar 1958  
Sqn Ldr F E Murphy 1 Jun 1959 MBE
Sqn Ldr G H Paxton  9 Jan 1961 BEM
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt W K Le May  1 May 1959 Group Captain Executive and Station Commander, CBE

Staffs of the Services

Medical
Gp Capt J St C Polson 14 Nov 1960 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB, DPH
Librarian
Wg Cdr (Ret) W C Pitts    

Source - January 1961 Air Force List

1962

Location Command Controlled
RAF Henlow Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre John C Pope 31 Jul 1961 Air Officer Commanding and Commandant of RAF Technical College, CBE, MIME, AFRAeS; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt J H Constable 13 Jun 1961 ADC to AOC and Commandant
Special Appointment
Sqn Ldr D F Bates  2 Oct 1961 Personal Staff Officer to AOC and Commandant
Training Staff
Gp Capt C H Press  5 Jan 1961 Assistant Commandant, AFRAeS
Gp Capt H H Mayoh 23 Nov 1959 Specialist, BSc
Gp Capt J H Stevens 26 Jan 1959 Director of Studies, OBE, ADC, BSc, AFRAeS
Wg Cdr W C Vaughan 28 Dec 1960 MBE, BSc, PhD, MIEE
Wg Cdr G C Wainwright  8 Aug 1961 BSc (Eng), AFRAeS
Wg Cdr W S C Watkins  2 Jan 1961 BSc, AFRAeS
Sqn Ldr D R W Bowman 29 Mar 1960 BSc
Sqn Ldr T W Little 16 Jan 1961 BSc, ACGI
Sqn Ldr L C Packer 14 Nov 1960  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt C A Ball  1 Oct 1961 Group Captain Executive and Station Commander

Staffs of the Services

Medical
Gp Capt J St C Polson 14 Nov 1960 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB, DPH
Librarian
Mr A R Eaves    

Source - January 1962 Air Force List

1963

Location Command Controlled
RAF Henlow Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre John C Pope 31 Jul 1961 Air Officer Commanding and Commandant of RAF Technical College, CBE, MIME, AFRAeS; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt J H Constable 13 Jun 1961 ADC to AOC and Commandant
Special Appointment
Sqn Ldr J H Bishop 17 Dec 1962 Personal Staff Officer to AOC and Commandant
Training Staff
Gp Capt C H Press  5 Jan 1961 Assistant Commandant, AFRAeS
Gp Capt H H Mayoh 23 Nov 1959 Specialist, BSc
Gp Capt J H Stevens 26 Jan 1959 Director of Studies, OBE, ADC, BSc, AFRAeS
Wg Cdr D  H Downs  3 Dec 1962  
Wg Cdr Geoffrey H Ford  8 Aug 1961 BSc, AMIEE, DipEl; later AM
Wg Cdr T R Harris 19 Dec 1962 BSc
Wg Cdr H M Hughes  1 Apr 1960 MSc
Wg Cdr D Mercer  3 Sep 1962 AFRAeS, DCAe
Wg Cdr W H Tew 29 Jan 1962 DipEl
Wg Cdr W C Vaughan 28 Dec 1960 MBE, BSc, PhD, MIEE
Wg Cdr W S C Watkins  2 Jan 1961 BSc, AFRAeS
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt J A R M Reid  7 Nov 1962 AFRAeS
Wg Cdr H H Pickard  3 Sep 1962 MBE, BSc

Staffs of the Services

Medical
Gp Capt G Gilchrist 15 Aug 1962 Senior Medical Officer, MB, BS
Librarian
Mr A R Eaves    

Source - Spring 1963 Air Force List

1964

Location Command Controlled
RAF Henlow Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Evelyn M T Howell

 6 May 1963 Air Officer Commanding and Commandant of RAF Technical College, CBE, FRAeS; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Plt Off R Cram  7 Oct 1963 ADC to AOC and Commandant
Special Appointment
Sqn Ldr J H Bishop 17 Dec 1962 Personal Staff Officer to AOC and Commandant
Training Staff
Gp Capt A H Hewitt 27 Jul 1964 Assistant Commandant, OBE, AFRAeS
Gp Capt J W Sim 25 Feb 1963 Specialist, GM, MA
Gp Capt C E P Suttle 14 Jan 1963 Director of Studies, OBE, BSc (Eng), MIEE, MIERE
Gp Capt W C Vaughan  1 Jul 1963 MBE, BSc, PhD, MIEE
Wg Cdr L Byram 25 Mar 1963 BSc, AMIME, AFRAeS
Wg Cdr A C F Chambre  4 Sep 1962 BSc, DipEl
Wg Cdr H M Dean  1 Sep 1963 BSc, AFRAeS, AInstP
Wg Cdr D H Downs  3 Dec 1962  
Wg Cdr T R Harris 19 Dec 1962 BSc
Wg Cdr E H W Hersee  1 Nov 1963 MA, DCAe
Wg Cdr H M Hughes  1 Apr 1960 MSc
Wg Cdr R G Little  8 Jun 19643 MBE
Wg Cdr D Mercer  3 Sep 1962 AFRAeS, DCAe
Wg Cdr G H Pennington 29 Dec 1962 BSc, AMIEE, AFRAeS
Wg Cdr W H Tew 29 Jan 1962 DipEl
Wg Cdr C W Thompson 31 Mar 1964 MSc
Wg Cdr W S C Watkins  2 Jan 1961 BSc, AFRAeS
Sqn Ldr D R W Bowman 21 Mar 1960 BSc
Sqn Ldr T W Little 16 Jan 1961 BSc, ACGI
Sqn Ldr H A Langridge 21 Jan 1963 MBE
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt Eric Cook 25 Nov 1963 DFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr H H Pickard  3 Sep 1962 MBE, BSc

Staffs of the Services

Medical
Gp Capt G Gilchrist 15 Aug 1962 Senior Medical Officer, MB, BS
Dental
Wg Cdr N Hodgson  3 Sep 1962 LDS
Librarian
Mr A R Eaves    
 
Wg Cdr F G Daw  9 Sep 1963 Permanent Regional Liaison Officer, No 4 Civil Defence Region, DFC, AFC

Source -Autumn 1964 Air Force List

1965

Location Command Controlled
RAF Henlow Technical Training Command

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Evelyn M T Howell

 6 May 1963 Air Officer Commanding and Commandant of RAF Technical College, CBE, FRAeS; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Plt Off R Cram  7 Oct 1963 ADC to AOC and Commandant
Special Appointment
Sqn Ldr J W Abbott  7 Oct 1963 Personal Staff Officer to AOC and Commandant
Training Staff
Gp Capt A H Hewitt 27 Jul 1964 Assistant Commandant, OBE, AFRAeS
Gp Capt C E P Suttle 14 Jan 1963 Director of Studies, OBE, BSc (Eng), MIEE, MIERE
Wg Cdr J T Adey 19 May 1965 BSc, AMIEE, AFRAeS
Wg Cdr K Ellis  4 Jan 1965 MBE, BSc, AInstP, DipEl
Wg Cdr T R Harris 19 Dec 1962 BSc
Wg Cdr R W Hatcher 28 Sep 1964 BSc
Wg Cdr E H W Hersee  1 Nov 1963 MA, DCAe
Wg Cdr H M Hughes  1 Apr 1960 MSc
Wg Cdr J D Jones  5 Oct 1964 MBE, MA, DipEl
Wg Cdr R G Little  8 Jun 19643 MBE
Wg Cdr D Mercer  3 Sep 1962 AFRAeS, DCAe
Wg Cdr G H Pennington 29 Dec 1962 BSc, AMIEE, AFRAeS
Wg Cdr C W Thompson 31 Mar 1964 MSc
Sqn Ldr D R W Bowman 21 Mar 1960 BSc
Sqn Ldr H A Langridge 21 Jan 1963 MBE
Sqn Ldr T W Little 16 Jan 1961 BSc, ACGI
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt Eric Cook 25 Nov 1963 DFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr J B Lewis  7 Sep 1964  

Staffs of the Services

Medical
Gp Capt G Gilchrist 15 Aug 1962 Senior Medical Officer, MB, BS
Dental
Wg Cdr N Hodgson  3 Sep 1962 LDS
 
Wg Cdr S McCreith 28 Sep 1964 Permanent Regional Liaison Officer, No 4 Civil Defence Region, AFC*, AFRAeS

Source - Autumn 1965 Air Force List

It was absorbed into the RAF College at Cranwell on 1 January 1966.

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