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Squadron Commanding Officers, Nos 61 - 80 Squadrons


[61 Sqn | 62 Sqn | 63 Sqn | 64 Sqn | 65 Sqn | 66 Sqn | 67 Sqn | 68 Sqn | 69 Sqn | 70 Sqn | 71 Sqn | 72 Sqn | 73 Sqn | 74 Sqn | 75 Sqn | 76 Sqn | 77 Sqn | 78 Sqn | 79 Sqn | 80 Sqn]

No 61 Squadron

 5 Jul 1916

?

24 Aug 1916

DB

24 Jul 1917

Maj E R Pretyman

13 Mar 1918

Maj E M Murray MC

18 Apr 1918

Maj E Henty

25 Sep 1918

Maj E B Mason

13 Jun 1919

DB

22 Mar 1937

Sqn Ldr C H Brill

26 Sep 1939

Wg Cdr C M de Crespigny

12 Feb 1940

Wg Cdr F M Denny

19 May 1940

Wg Cdr G H Sheen DSO

12 Nov 1940

Wg Cdr G E Valentine DSO

 5 Sep 1941

Wg Cdr Cecil T Weir DFC; later AVM

19 Jun 1942

Wg Cdr C M Coad AFC

11 Feb 1943

Wg Cdr W M Penman DFC, AFC

 4 Oct 1943

Wg Cdr R N Stidolph DFC

22 Apr 1944

Wg Cdr A W Doubleday DSO, DFC

25 Sep 1944

Wg Cdr W D Pexton DFC, AFC

23 Feb 1945

Wg Cdr C W Scott AFC

12 Jun 1945

Wg Cdr J M Tombs

xx Aug 1945

Wg Cdr R H Humphries

xx Feb 1946

Wg Cdr J L Kirk OBE

xx Nov 1946

Wg Cdr C D Milne DFC

xx Apr 1947

Sqn Ldr W Jones DFC

xx Aug 1947

Sqn Ldr S J C Harper DFC

xx Oct 1949

Sqn Ldr T E Ison DSO DFC

xx Jun 1952

Sqn Ldr C D Owen DFC

xx Aug 1952

Sqn Ldr A P Huchala DFC RCAF

xx Aug 1954

Sqn Ldr J H Gaston

xx Aug 1955

Sqn Ldr N L Hartley

xx Feb 1956

Wg Cdr Fuller

31 Mar 1958

DB

No 62 Squadron

8 Aug 1916

Maj J B T Leighton MC

21 Jan 1917

Capt J Sowrey

 8 Feb 1917

Capt G R Elliott

 3 Mar 1917

Maj R G D Small

xx xxx 1917

Capt J A McKelvie

xx xxx 1917

Capt T S Sharpe

18 Oct 1917

Maj F W Smith

14 Feb 1919

Maj C H Hayward

31 Jul 1919

DB

12 Apr 1937

Reformed

17 May 1937

Sqn Ldr F E Nuttall

25 Jun 1937

Sqn Ldr J C E A Johnson

12 Sep 1938

Sqn Ldr G Farnhill

13 Mar 1939

Wg Cdr J F T Barrett DSO, DFC

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr F G Watts

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr J Duncan

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr McKern?

18 Feb 1942

Absorbed into No 1 Sqn RAAF

30 Apr 1942

Wg Cdr D Halliday DFC

xx Aug 1943

Wg Cdr E B Fielden

xx Feb 1944

Wg Cdr M L Wells DFC

xx Oct 1944

Wg Cdr R W Davy DFC

xx Sep 1945

Sqn Ldr P G Bell DFC

xx Dec 1945

Wg Cdr Peveler DSO, DFC

15 Mar 1946

DB

 1 Sep 1946

Names from this point have not yet been found

10 Aug 1947

DB

xx Dec 1947

Names from this point have not yet been found

 1 Jun 1949

DB

 1 Feb 1960

Names from this point have not yet been found

30 Sep 1964

DB

No 63 Squadron

xx Aug 1916

Maj A C Boddam-Whetham

xx Apr 1917

Maj John C Quinnell; later A/Cdre

xx Nov 1917

Maj R A Bradley

xx Apr 1918

Maj F L Robinson MC

29 Feb 1920

absorbed into No 30 Sqn

xx Jun 1942

Sqn Ldr R Gray

xx Jul 1942

Wg Cdr T K Lacey

xx Jul 1943

Wg Cdr W Cooper

xx Sep 1943

Sqn Ldr R J Hardiman DFC

xx Oct 1943

Sqn Ldr A S Mann

xx Jan 1944

Sqn Ldr M Savage

xx Sep 1944

Sqn Ldr R W Campbell

xx Oct 1944

Sqn Ldr M Savage

xx Jan 1945

DB

31 Aug 1946

Sqn Ldr P C Farnes DFM?

xx xxx xxxx

Names from this point have not yet been found except: -

xx xxx xxxx

Sqn Ldr S Walker

24 Oct 1958

DB

No 64 Squadron

 1 Aug 1916

Maj B E Smythies

 6 Jan 1919

Maj Hugh G White; later AVM

14 Feb 1919

?

31 Dec 1919

DB

 1 Mar 1936

Sqn Ldr P J R King

 8 Dec 1937

Sqn Ldr F V Beamish AFC

 9 Jan 1939

Sqn Ldr J Heber-Percy

xx Jan 1940

Sqn Ldr E G Rogers

xx Jun 1940

Sqn Ldr Odbert

xx Jul 1940

Sqn Ldr Aeneas R D MacDonell DFC; later A/Cdre

xx Mar 1941

Sqn Ldr B Heath DFC

xx Sep 1941

Sqn Ldr D Kain

xx Dec 1941

Sqn Ldr B J Wicks DFC

xx Mar 1942

Sqn Ldr W G G Duncan-Smith DFC*

 1 Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr F A O Gaze DFC

 2 Nov 1942

Sqn Ldr C F Gray DFC

xx Dec 1942

Sqn Ldr William V Crawford-Compton DFC*; later AVM

xx Mar 1943

Sqn Ldr M G L Donnet DFC

xx Nov 1943

Sqn Ldr E Cassidy DFC

xx Apr 1944

Sqn Ldr J N MacKenzie DFC

xx Aug 1944

Sqn Ldr C P Rudland DFC

 8 Mar 1945

Sqn Ldr R E Green DFC

28 Mar 1946

Names from this point have not yet been found

16 Jun 1967

DB

xx Jul 1970

No 228 OCU was given the 'Shadow' designation No 64 Squadron

xx Jul 1970

Wg Cdr D M Goodwin

xx Dec 1971

Wg Cdr Robert J Honey; later AVM

xx May 1974

Wg Cdr M J F Shaw

xx Jul 1977

Wg Cdr John S Allison; later ACM

xx Oct 1979

Wg Cdr Michael J Bettell; later A/Cdre

xx Mar 1982

Wg Cdr Martin K Widdowson; later A/Cdre

xx Jun 1984

Wg Cdr J Nicol

xx Dec 1986

WQg Cdr D C Roome

xx Aug 1989

Wg Cdr J Walmsley

xx Dec 1990

DB

No 65 Squadron

 1 Aug 1916

Capt E R L Corballis

 5 Sep 1916

Capt H S Shield

10 Oct 1916

Capt J L Jackson

 2 Dec 1916

Maj Lord G Wellesley

15 Feb 1917

Maj M H B Nethersole

 7 Jul 1917

Maj J A Cunningham

 3 Jun 1918

Maj Hugh V Champion de Crespigny MC, DFC; later AVM

14 Feb 1919

?

25 Oct 1919

DB

 1 Aug 1934

Sqn Ldr Frank O Soden DFC

xx Jul 1935

Flt Lt H W Pearson-Rogers

xx Sep 1935

Sqn Ldr Frank O Soden DFC

23 Aug 1936

Sqn Ldr Charles F H Grace; later A/Cdre

26 May 1937

Sqn Ldr D Cooke

xx Jul 1940

Sqn Ldr H C Sawyer

xx Aug 1940

Sqn Ldr A L Holland

xx Oct 1941

Sqn Ldr G A W Saunders

xx Sep 1941

Sqn Ldr J W Villa DFC*

xx Dec 1941

Sqn Ldr M Czernin

xx Dec 1941

Sqn Ldr H T Gilbert

x May 1942

Sqn Ldr A C Bartley DFC

xx Jul 1942

Sqn Ldr D A P McMullen DFC**

xx Sep 1942

Cmdt R G O J Mouchotte DFC, FFAF

xx Jan 1943

Sqn Ldr J E Storrar DFC

xx Nov 1943

Sqn Ldr J C Grant DFC*, DFM

xx Jan 1944

Sqn Ldr G R A Mc Johnston

xx Mar 1944

Sqn Ldr D F Westerra DFC

xx Jul 1944

Sqn Ldr D P Lamb

xx Sep 1944

Sqn Ldr L A P Burra-Robinson

xx Jan 1945

Sqn Ldr I D S Strachan

xx Feb 1945

Sqn Ldr I G Stewart

xx Mar 1945

Sqn Ldr J W Foster

xx xxx xxxx

SQn Ldr C Haw DFC, DFM

xx xxx xxxx

Names from this point have not yet been found except: -

xx Apr 1959

Sqn Ldr Charles G Maughan AFC; later AVM

31 Mar 1961

DB

 1 Jan 1964

Names from this point have not yet been found

30 Mar 1970

DB

xx xxx xxxx

Names from this point have not yet been found

5 Nov 1984

Wg Cdr Richard S Peacock-Edwards; later A/Cdre

No 66 Squadron

2 Jul 1916

Capt H S Walker

24 Oct 1916

Maj R G D Small

19 Jan 1917

Maj Owen T Boyd MC; later AM

23 Jun 1917

Maj G L P Henderson MC

16 Oct 1917

Maj W R Gregory MC

23 Jan 1918

Capt J M Warnock

 6 Feb 1918

Maj J T P Whittaker MC

 2 Nov 1918

Maj A L Neale MC

xx Feb 1919

Capt H K Goode DSO DFC

21 Apr 1919

?

25 Oct 1919

DB

17 Dec 1936

Sqn Ldr V Croome

12 Feb 1938

Sqn Ldr James L F Fuller-Good; later AVM

xx Aug 1939

Sqn Ldr E J George

xx Apr 1940

Sqn Ldr Rupert H A Leigh; later A/Cdre

xx Oct 1940

Sqn Ldr Athol S Forbes DFC; later A/Cdre

xx Oct 1941

Sqn Ldr H R Allen DFC

xx Dec 1941

Sqn Ldr B L Duckenfield AFC

xx Mar 1942

Sqn Ldr D E Cremin DFC

xx May 1942

Sqn Ldr L E Malfroy DFC

xx Jun 1942

Sqn Ldr R D Yule DFC

xx Nov 1942

Sqn Ldr Harold A C Bird-Wilson DFC; later AVM

xx May 1943

Sqn Ldr K T Lofts DFC

xx May 1944

Sqn Ldr H A S Johnston DFC*

xx Oct 1944

Sqn Ldr R Easby

xx Mar 1945

Sqn Ldr R Mathison

30 Apr 1945

DB

 1 Sep 1946

Sqn Ldr Y B de laPerrelle

xx Sep 1948

Sqn Ldr A G Todd

xx May 1950

Sqn Ldr A G Lang DFC

xx Aug 1952

Sqn Ldr D C Usher DFC, DFM

xx Nov 1954

Sqn Ldr A F Osborne DFC

xx Jul 1957

Sqn Ldr F W Cox DFC

xx Apr 1958

Sqn Ldr Peter E Bairsto AFC; later AM

xx Apr 1960

Sqn Ldr P V Pledger

30 Sep 1960

DB

15 Sep 1961

Sqn Ldr J R Dowling MBE, DFC, AFC

xx Jun 1962

Sqn Ldr P Sawyer

xx xxx 1964

Sqn Ldr P D A Austin

xx Jun 1966

Sqn Ldr P L Gray

20 Mar 1969

DB

No 67 Squadron

12 Sep 1916

Maj T Foster-Rutledge

xx Apr 1917

Maj R Williams

 6 Feb 1918

redesignated No 1 Sqn AFC

12 Mar 1941

Sqn Ldr R A Milward

xx Jun 1942

Sqn Ldr J H Buchmann

xx May 1943

Sqn Ldr J S Hart

xx Jul 1943

Sqn Ldr T C Parker

xx Aug 1944

Sqn Ldr C M Humphreys

xx Dec 1944

Sqn Ldr R W R Day DFC*

xx Feb 1945

Sqn Ldr R R Helsby

xx Apr 1945

Sqn Ldr R Mayes

23 Aug 1945

DB

 1 Sep 1950

Names from this point have not yet been found

xx xxx 1952

Sqn Ldr W Harbison

xx xxx 1955

Names from this point have not yet been found

31 May 1957

DB

No 68 Squadron

30 Jan 1917

Maj W O Watt

19 Jan 1918

redesignated No 2 Sqn AFC

 7 Jan 1941

Sqn Ldr D L Clarkson

xx Feb 1941

Wg Cdr Hon M Aitken DFC

xx Jan 1943

Wg Cdr A P Dottridge DFC

xx Oct 1943

Wg Cdr D Hayley-Bell DFC

xx Aug 1944

Wg Cdr G Howden DFC

xx Feb 1945

Wg Cdr Leonard W G Gill; later AVM

20 Apr 1945

DB

 1 Jan 1952

Names from this point have not yet been found except: -

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr Maxwell Scannell DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre

20 Jan 1959

DB

No 69 Squadron

28 Dec 1916

Maj D V J Blake

19 Jan 1918

redesignated No 3 Sqn AFC

10 Jan 1941

Sqn Ldr E A Whiteley

xx Jun 1941

Sqn Ldr R D Welland

xx Jul 1941

Sqn Ldr E Tennant

xx Sep 1941

Wg Cdr J N Dowland GC

xx Jan 1942

Wg Cdr E Tennant

xx Jun 1942

Plt Off Foster

xx Aug 1942

Wg Cdr A Warburton DSO, DFC

xx Mar 1943

Wg Cdr R C Mackay DFC

xx May 1943

Wg Cdr T M Channon DSO

xx Jul 1944

Wg Cdr Frederic O S Dobell; later A/Cdre

xx Sep 1944

Wg Cdr M J A Shaw

 7 Aug 1945

DB

 8 Aug 1945

Names from this point have not yet been found

6 Nov 1947

DB

5 May 1954

Names from this point have not yet been found except: -

xx xxx 1955

Sqn Ldr N A J Mackie DSO, DFC

xx xxx 1956

?

 1 Jul 1958

DB

No 70 Squadron

xx Jul 1916

Maj G A K Lawrence DSO  [Killed 28  Jan 1917]

31 Dec 1916

Maj Arthur W Tedder; later MRAF

22 Jun 1917

Maj M H B Nethersole

16 Nov 1917

Maj H B R Grey-Edwards MC

 5 Jan 1918

Maj John H S Tyssen MC; later AVM?

 4 Aug 1918

Maj E L Foot MC

 8 Nov 1918

Maj G W Murlis Green DSO* MC*

 1 Jan 1919

Maj Patrick Huskinson MC*; later A/Cdre

29 Aug 1919

Maj G A Lawrence DSO

xx xxx 1919

?

22 Jan 1920

DB          

28 Feb 1920

Sqn Ldr Sydney W Smith OBE; later A/Cdre

 1 Sep 1924

Sqn Ldr Theodore Q Studd DFC

 1 Dec 1925

Wg Cdr Ernest W Norton DSC; later A/Cdre

3 Sep 1926

Wg Cdr Hazelton R Nicholl OBE; later AVM

 20 Oct 1928

Wg Cdr John A G De Courcey

xx xxx 1929

Wg Cdr Reginald S Maxwell MC, DFC

 3 Oct 1930

Wg Cdr Charles H B Blount OBE, MC; later AVM

18 Mar 1932

Wg Cdr George C Bailey DSO; later A/Cdre

26 Feb 1934

Wg Cdr Henry K Thorold DSC, DFC, AFC; later AVM

 1 Sep 1934

Wg Cdr William Sowrey DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre

 1 Jun 1936

Wg Cdr W R D Acland DFC, AFC

23 Apr 1938

Wg Cdr H S Broughall MC, DFC

10 Feb 1939

Wg Cdr John W F Merer; later AVM

xx xxx xxxx

Names from this point have not yet been found

xx Apr 1947

DB

xx May 1948

Sqn Ldr R M Burns

xx Jul 1949

Sqn Ldr Percy O V Green AFC; later A/Cdre

xx Apr 1951

Sqn Ldr L Reavell-Carter MBE

xx Dec 1952

Sqn Ldr J C Ward

xx Apr 1955

Sqn Ldr T N Staples DFM

xx Jan 1956

Sqn Ldr W K Greer AFC

xx Sep 1958

Sqn Ldr P Ainley DFC

xx Apr 1961

Wg Cdr L G Holmes OBE, DFC, AFC

xx Sep 1962

Sqn Ldr L E Moran DFC

xx Feb 1963

Sqn Ldr J H W Grobler

xx Sep 1965

Sqn Ldr R M Gammon

xx Oct 1967

Sqn Ldr R M Sparkes

xx Nov 1968

Sqn Ldr M A Fish

xx Feb 1971

Sqn Ldr D L Bates

xx Feb 1972

Wg Cdr Alan C Curry; later A/Cdre

xx Mar 1974

Wg Cdr R M Sparkes

xx Nov 1975

Wg Cdr P Henley

xx Sep 1977

Wg Cdr P S E Tootal

xx Jul 1979

Wg Cdr Norman J G Hodnett; later A/Cdre

xx xxx xxxx

Names from this point have not yet been found except: -

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr A Bull

xx xxx 2007

Wg Cdr A Torrance

xx Sep 2010

DB

20 Aug 2014

Wg Cdr S Boyle

xx Mar 2017

Wg Cdr E Horne

No 71 Squadron

27 Mar 1917

Capt A Lang

10 Nov 1917

Maj Wilfred A McClaughry MC, DFC; later AVM

 4 Apr 1917

Maj W Sheldon

xx Nov 1917

Maj R E A W Hughes-Chamberlain

19 Jan 1918

redesignated No 3 Sqn AFC

19 Sep 1940

Sqn Ldr W M Churchill DSO, DFC

xx Feb 1941

Sqn Ldr W E G Taylor

xx Jun 1941

Sqn Ldr H de C A Woodhouse AFC

xx Aug 1941

Sqn Ldr E R Bitmead

24 Aug 1941

Sqn Ldr S T Meares (KIFA 15 Nov 1941)

xx Nov 1941

Sqn Ldr C G Peterson

29 Sep 1942

Transferred to USAAF

 1 Oct 1950

Sqn Ldr Hardie

xx xxx 1952

Sqn Ldr E Trees

xx xxx 1954

Sqn Ldr L Cherry

xx Jul 1955

Sqn Ldr Barnes

31 May 1957

DB

xx xxx xxxx

Reformed as 71 (Inspection & Repair) Sqn

xx Jan 2009

Sqn Ldr J Clarkson

No 72 Squadron

8 Jul 1917

Maj H W von Poelnitz

24 May 1918

Maj O A Westendarp

 7 Jul 1918

Maj Owen T Boyd MC; later AM

 6 Jan 1919

Capt Francis H Coleman; later A/Cdre

22 Sep 1919

DB

22 Feb 1937

Flt Lt Edward M Donaldson; later A/Cdre

 9 Jun 1937

Sqn Ldr E J L Hope

xx Dec 1937

Sqn Ldr R W Knox

15 Jan 1938

Sqn Ldr J B H Rogers

 8 Dec 1938

Sqn Ldr Ronald B Lees; later AM

 xx Jul 1940

Sqn Ldr A R Collins

xx Sep 1940

Sqn Ldr E Graham

xx Apr 1941

Sqn Ldr D F B Sheen DFC*

xx Oct 1941

Sqn Ldr C A Masterman OBE

xx Feb 1942

Sqn Ldr C B F Kingcombe DFC*

 2 Jul 1942

Sqn Ldr R W Oxspring DFC

14 - 22 Aug 1942

Sqn Ldr Archibald L Winskill; later A/Cdre [Temp]

23 Apr 1943

Sqn Ldr W F Daniel DFC

xx Dec 1943

Maj A C Bosman DFC, SAAF

xx Jan 1944

Sqn Ldr J M V Carpenter DFC

xx Apr 1944

Sqn Ldr C I R Arthur DFC

xx Nov 1944

Sqn Ldr P L Parrott DFC

15 Feb 1945

Sqn Ldr K N R Sissons

 2 Apr 1945

Maj H E Wells SAAF

xx Apr 1945

Capt William E Colahan SAAF; later AVM

xx May 1945

Sqn Ldr E Cassidy DFC

xx Jul 1945

Sqn Ldr D J Johnson

xx Oct 1945

Sqn Ldr T W B Huckson

xx Feb 1946

Sqn Ldr J R Cock DFC

xx Dec 1946

DB

xx Feb 1947

Sqn Ldr R N H Courtney

xx Feb 1949

Sqn Ldr D E Kingaby DSO, DFM**

xx Apr 1952

Sqn Ldr C L C Mason

xx Nov 1952

Sqn Ldr T D Sanderson AFC

xx Jul 1955

Sqn Ldr A J H Kitley

xx Dec 1955

Wg Cdr M J A Shaw DSO

xx Jun 1957

Wg Cdr R D Doleman DSO, DFC

xx Apr 1959

Wg Cdr V G Owen-Jones DFC

xx Jun 1960

Wg Cdr R E Gardiner DFC

xx Jun 1961

DB

xx Nov 1961

Sqn Ldr J R Dowling MBE, DFC, AFC

xx Nov 1962

Sqn Ldr A T Shaw

xx Oct 1964

Sqn Ldr F Braybrook

xx May 1965

Sqn Ldr B H Smith

xx Jun 1967

Wg Cdr Philip D M Moore later A/Cdre

xx Nov 1970

Wg Cdr  John W Price; later AVM

xx xxx 1972

Wg Cdr Colin H Reineck; later A/Cdre

xx xxx 1974

Wg Cdr ?

xx Dec 1976

Wg Cdr A Salter

xx Nov 1978

Wg Cdr A E Ryle

xx xxx xxxx

Names from this point have not yet been found

xx xxx 2002

DB

xx Jul 2002

Names from this point have not yet been found

No 73 Squadron

 2 Jul 1917

Lieutenant C A Mercer

 9 Jul 1917

Maj H F A Gordon

13 Nov 1917

Maj T OB Hubbard  MC

 3 Jul 1918

Maj R H Freeman MC

 1 Aug 1918

Maj G R Elliott

 8 Aug 1918

Maj M Le Blanc-Smith DFC

 7 Feb 1919

Capt Woollett

 2 Jul 1919

DB

15 Mar 1937

?

19 Apr 1937

Sqn Ldr E S Finch

13 Feb 1939

Sqn Ldr R K Brougham

xx May 1939

Sqn Ldr B W Knox

xx Mar1940

Sqn Ldr K A K McEwan

xx Apr 1940

Sqn Ldr J W C More

xx Aug 1940

Sqn Ldr Maurice W S Robinson; later A/Cdre

xx Sep 1940

Sqn Ldr A D Murray

xx Apr 1941

Sqn Ldr Peter G Wykeham-Barnes DFC*; later ACM

xx Oct 1941

Sqn Ldr D H Ward

xxJun 1942

Sqn Ldr G R A M Johnston

xx Oct 1942

Sqn Ldr J B Selby DFC

xx Feb 1943

Sqn Ldr R V Ellis DFM

xx Jul 1943

Sqn Ldr E L Joyce DFM

xx Nov 1943

Sqn Ldr J H Chase

xx Jun 1944

Maj D W Goulding DFC, SAAF

xx Feb 1945

Sqn Ldr J H ASton DFC

xx Apr 1945

Sqn Ldr Peter Furniss DFC; later AVM

xx xxx xxxx

Names from this point have not yet been found

xx Feb 1955

Sqn Ldr J F Manning

xx xxx xxxx

Names from this point have not yet been found

10 Jan 1969

DB

No 74 Squadron

 1 Jul 1917

Maj A H OHara-Wood

11 Nov 1917

Maj The Hon L J E Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes

 1 Mar 1918

Maj A S W Dore DSO

 8 Mar 1918

Maj K L Caldwell MC DFC & bar

 9 Dec 1918

Capt J I T Jones DSO MC DFC MM

10 Feb 1919

?

 3 Jul 1919

DB

 3 Sep 1935

Sqn Ldr Henry G Crowe; later A/Cdre

xx May 1936

Sqn Ldr D S Brookes

26 Apr 1938

Sqn Ldr G E Sampson

xx Mar1940

Sqn Ldr F L White

xx Aug 1940

Sqn Ldr A G Malan DFC

xx Mar 1941

Sqn Ldr J C Mungo-Park DFC

xx Jun 1941

Sqn Ldr L Meares

xx Aug 1941

Sqn Ldr P H M Richey

xx Nov 1941

Sqn Ldr P C N Mathews

xx Jul 1942

Sqn Ldr J Addison

xx Dec 1942

Sqn Ldr P F Illingworth

xx Mar 1943

Sqn Ldr J C F Hayter

xx Dec 1944

Sqn Ldr A J Reeves DFC

xx May 1945

Wg Cdr H C Kennard DFC

xx Sep 1945

Sqn Ldr R T Llewellyn DFM

xx Jan 1946

Sqn Ldr J R Cooksey

xx Apr 1947

Sqn Ldr John H Lapsley DFC; later AM

xx Aug 1948

Sqn Ldr R L W Baelz

xx Sep 1949

Sqn Ldr A R de L Inniss DFC

xx Sep 1951

Maj G W Milholland

xx Nov 1953

Sqn Ldr W J Johnston

xx Jan 1955

Sqn Ldr K N Haselwood

xx Oct 1957

Sqn Ldr C F A Curtiss

xx Jul 1959

Sqn Ldr P W Carr

xx Feb 1960

Sqn Ldr John F G Howe AFC; later AVM

xx xxx 1962

Sqn Ldr P G Botteril

xx Dec 1964

Sqn Ldr William B Maish; later A/Cdre

xx Oct 1966

Wg Cdr Kenneth J Goodwin AFC; later A/Cdre

xx Mar 1969

Wg Cdr D E Caldwell

25 Aug 1971

DB

xx Oct 1984

Names from this point have not yet been found

xx Oct 1992

DB

 5 Oct 1992

Names from this point have not yet been found

22 Sep 2000

DB

No 75 Squadron

 1 Oct 1916

Maj H A Petre DSO MC

 3 Jul 1917

Maj T OB Hubbard

28 Jul 1917

Maj T F Rutledge

 4 Oct 1917

Maj C S Ross

14 Nov 1918

Maj C A Ridley DSO MC

13 Jun 1919

DB

31 Mar 1937

Sqn Ldr H L Rough

18 Oct 1937

Wg Cdr K E Ward

18 Nov 1938

Wg Cdr David DA Greig DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre

 4 Apr 1940

Wg Cdr M W Buckley

xx Nov 1940

Wg Cdr C E Kay, DFC, OBE

xx Sep 1941

Wg Cdr R Sawrey-Cookson

 6 Apr 1942

Wg Cdr E G Olson

xx Jul 1942

Wg Cdr V Mitchell, DFC

18 Dec 1942

Sqn Ldr G T Fowler

xx Jan 1943

Wg Cdr G A Lane

 3 May 1943

Wg Cdr M Wyatt, DFC

xx Aug 1943

Wg Cdr R D Max

xx May 1944

Wg Cdr R J A Leslie

xx Dec 1944

Wg Cdr R J Newton

 2 Jan 1945

Wg Cdr C H Baigent, DFC*

xx Oct 1946

Transferred to the RNZAF

No 76 Squadron

15 Sep 1916

Maj E M Murray MC

 6 Feb 1918

Maj A C Wilson

xx Mar 1919

?

13 Jun 1919

DB

12 Apr 1937

?

26 Apr 1937

Sqn Ldr E J George

11 Jul 1938

Sqn Ldr N A Pearce

12 Apr 1939

Flt Lt L R Stewart [Temp]

 3 Apr 1939

Wg Cdr D S Allan

 8 Apr 1940

DB

30 Apr 1940

Reformed in No 2 Group

20 May 1940

DB

12 Apr 1941

Wg Cdr Sydney O Bufton DFC; later AVM

28 May 1941

Wg Cdr Geoffrey T Jarman DSO, DFC; later A/Cdre

 4 Sep 1941

Wg Cdr J J A Sutton DFC

10 Nov 1941

Sqn Ldr J T Bouwens DFC [Temp]

15 Dec 1941

Wg Cdr D O Young DFC, AFC

14 Jul 1942

Sqn Ldr C C Calder DFC [Temp]

 5 Aug 1942

Wg Cdr G L Cheshire DSO, DFC

 7 Apr 1943

Wg Cdr D C Smith DFC

22 Dec 1943

Wg Cdr D Iveson DSO, DFC

14 Aug 1944

Wg Cdr R K Cassels DFC

24 Jan 1945

Wg Cdr L G A Whyte

14 Jun 1945

Wg Cdr R K Cassels DFC

xx Jul 1945

Wg Cdr P A Nicholas DFC

 1 Sep 1946

DB

1 May 2007

Names from this point have not yet been found

xx May 2011

DB

No 77 Squadron

10 Oct 1916

Maj W Milne MC

13 Apr 1917

Maj K R Van der Spuy MC

 1 Sep 1917

Maj A Somervail MC

xx Jan 1919

?

13 Jun 1919

DB

14 Jun 1937

?

 2 Aug 1937

Sqn Ldr C H Appleton

16 Nov 1938

Wg Cdr C R Strudwick

20 Feb 1939

Wg Cdr J Bradbury

 1 Nov 1939

Wg Cdr C H Appleton

 1 Jun 1940

Wg Cdr J C MacDonald DFC

14 Aug 1940

Wg Cdr Geoffrey T Jarman DFC; later A/Cdre

21 May 1941

Wg Cdr D P Hanafin DFC

 9 Sep 1941

Wg Cdr D O Young AFC

 2 Dec 1941

Wg Cdr Donald C T Bennett; later AVM

14 Apr 1942

Wg Cdr John R A Embling; later AVM

10 Dec 1942

Wg Cdr A E Lowe MBE, DFC

12 Oct 1943

Wg Cdr J A Roncoroni DFC

15 Sep 1944

Wg Cdr D W S Clark DFC

21 Dec 1944

Wg Cdr J D R Forbes DFC, AFC

 7 Jul 1945

Wg Cdr J K M Cooke DSO, DFC

 1 Nov 1946

DB

xx Dec 1946

Names from this point have not yet been found

 1 Jun 1949

DB

 1 Sep 1958

Sqn Ldr S O Baldock

xx Sep 1961

Sqn Ldr K Hayes

10 Jul 1963

DB

No 78 Squadron

 4 Nov 1916

Maj A A Van Ryneveld MC

20 Apr 1917

Maj J C Halahan

 5 Jul 1917

Maj C R Rowden MC

26 Apr 1918

Maj G Allen

12 Aug 1918

Maj C J Truran

xx Oct 1918

 ?

31 Dec 1919

DB

 1 Nov 1936

?

 3 Mar 1937

Wg Cdr Richard Harrison DFC, AFC; later AVM

 9 Jan 1940

Wg Cdr M Wiblin

xx Nov 1940

Wg Cdr John N H Whitworth; later A/Cdre

14 Feb 1941

Wg Cdr G T Toland

 6 Mar 1941

Wg Cdr B V Robinson DFC

 3 Jul 1941

Wg Cdr T Sawyer DFC

 1 Jan 1942

Wg Cdr Edward J Corbally; later AVM

18 May 1942

Wg Cdr A H S Lucas

10 Jul 1942

Wg Cdr J B Tait DSO, DFC

 1 Nov 1942

Wg Cdr G B Warner DFC, AFC

 1 Aug 1943

Wg Cdr G K Lawrence

10 Apr 1944

Wg Cdr A Markland DSO, DFC, DFM

xx Sep 1944

Sqn Ldr F A Hurley

xx Nov 1944

Wg Cdr J L Young DFC

xx Oct 1946

Sqn Ldr F J Fenton

xx May 1948

Sqn Ldr W H E Trewin

xx Nov 1949

Sqn Ldr H B Kirk

xx Jan 1951

Sqn Ldr A H Piper DFC

xx Dec 1952

Sqn Ldr V Nedved MBE, DFC

xx Nov 1953

Sqn Ldr T N Staples DFM

xx Sep 1954

DB

24 Apr 1956

Sqn Ldr R A McKay

xx Jan 1957

Sqn Ldr L L Doveton AFC

xx Jun 1958

Sqn Ldr W G Hester

xx May 1960

Sqn Ldr J N Phillips

xx May 1962

Sqn Ldr F Rimmer

xx Apr 1964

Sqn Ldr B M Burley

xx Jun 1965

Sqn Ldr F Braybrook

xx May 1967

Sqn Ldr T J C Hooper

xx Jun 1969

Sqn Ldr Colin H Reineck; later A/Cdre

xx Jul 1970

Sqn Ldr P D Cliff

xx Jun 1971

Flt Lt M D Timbers

xx Aug 1971

Sqn Ldr E H Roberts

xx Dec 1971

DB

22 May 1986

Names from this point have not yet been found except: -

xx xxx xxxx

Sqn Ldr R Sommerville

xx xxx 1998

Sqn Ldr R Robertson

xx xxx 2007

Wg Cdr/Gp Capt N Colman

30 Sep 2014

DB

No 79 Squadron

xx Jul 1917

Capt Williams [Temp]

 4 Aug 1917

Maj M W Noel

22 Jun 1918

Maj A R Arnold

xx May 1919

Maj C E Bryant

15 Jul 1919

DB

22 Mar 1937

Sqn Ldr Arthur W B McDonald; later AM

26 Apr 1937

Sqn Ldr Norman A P Pritchett; later A/Cdre

31 May 1938

Sqn Ldr G D Emms

xx Jan 1939

Sqn Ldr C C McMillan

xx Feb 1940

Sqn Ldr R V Alexander

xx May 1940

Sqn Ldr J D C Joslin

xx Jul 1940

Sqn Ldr J H Hayworth

xx Jun 1941

Sqn Ldr G D Haysom

xx Sep 1941

Sqn Ldr G L Sinclair

xx Nov 1941

Sqn Ldr C D Smith

xx Dec 1941

Sqn Ldr A V Clowes

xx Feb 1942

Sqn Ldr C A Jones

xx Feb 1944

Sqn Ldr D C Cunliffe

xx Jul 1944

Flt Lt K G Hemingway

x Dec 1944

Sqn Ldr R D May

xx Aug 1945

Sqn Ldr R  Stout

xx Oct 1945

Flt Lt H A Rogers

30 Dec 1945

DB

15 Nov 1951

Sqn Ldr H M Chinnery AFC

xx Jul 1954

Sqn Ldr N K McCallum DFC, AFC

xx Feb 1957

Sqn Ldr H Harrison AFC

xx Jun 1959

Sqn Ldr R J T Buchanan AFC

 1 Jan 1961

DB

 2 Jan 1967

Names from this point have not yet been found

31 Aug 1992

DB

No 80 Squadron

10 Aug 1917

Maj Graham

xx Jan 1918

Maj V D Bell

xx Jan 1919

Maj F I Tanner

xx Jan 1919

Maj G Allen

xx Feb 1919

Maj C M Leman

 1 Feb 1920

renumbered as No 56 Sqn

 8 Mar 1937

Reformed

17 May 1937

Sqn Ldr Paul S Blockey; later AVM

11 Nov 1938

Sqn Ldr Robert C Jonas; later A/Cdre

xx Jul 1940

Sqn Ldr Patrick H Dunn; later AM

xx Aug 1940

Flt Lt Edward G Jones; later AM

xx Sep 1940

Sqn Ldr W J Hickey

xx Dec 1940

Sqn Ldr Edward G Jones DSO, DFC; later AM

xx Sep 1941

Sqn Ldr T M Morgan DFC

xx Nov 1941

Sqn Ldr M M Stephens DSO, DFC

xx Nov 1941

Flt Lt N L Ievers

xx Jan 1942

Sqn Ldr J R Urwin-Mann DFC

xx Apr 1942

Sqn Ldr C R A Forsyth

 1 Jul 1942

Sqn Ldr H West

22 Jul 1942

Sqn Ldr Dennison

xx Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr D M Jack

xx Jan 1943

Sqn Ldr R E Barry DFC

xx Jul 1943

Sqn Ldr J H Curry DFC

xx Mar 1944

Maj D H Barlow SAAF

xx May 1944

Maj B B Bjornstad DFC, RNoAF

xx Jul 1944

Sqn Ldr R L Spurdle DSO, DFC*

xx Jan 1945

Sqn Ldr E D Mackie DSO, DFC*

xx Apr 1945

Maj R A Henwick DFC, SAAF

xx Nov 1945

Sqn Ldr A H B Friendship DFM*

xx May 1946

Sqn Ldr H E Walmsley DFC

xx Nov 1947

Sqn Ldr R A Newberry

xx Nov 1948

Sqn Ldr E W Tremlett

xx Aug 1951

Sqn Ldr J M V Carpenter DFC*

xx Jan 1954

Sqn Ldr H G Cullen DFC

 1 May 1955

DB

xx Jun 1955

Sqn Ldr/Wg Cdr E F Brown DFC

xx Dec 1958

Wg Cdr J Hurry DSO, DFC

xx Jul 1961

Wg Cdr K R Richardson DFC

xx Jan 1964

Wg Cdr Robert C Simpson; later A/Cdre

xx Dec 1965

Wg Cdr B Stansfield

xx Aug 1966

Wg Cdr R E W Nettley

xx Aug 1968

Wg Cdr Raymond J Offord; later A/Cdre

30 Sep 1969

DB

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