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Squadron Commanding Officers, Nos 221 - 240 Squadrons


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Up to 1939 the dates shown are those of the officer's appointment to the squadron but there may have been a handover period before he formally assumed command.

No  221 Squadron

xx Aug 1918

Maj A F F Jacob

xx Oct 1918

DB

20 Dec 1918

Maj John O AndrewsDSO, MC; later AVM

xx Apr 1919

Maj Baron E A de LaVille

 1 Jan 1919

DB

21 Nov 1940

Wg Cdr T R Vickers

xx Sep 1941

Wg Cdr A M Murdoch

xx May 1942

Wg Cdr J D T Revill

xx Sep 1942

Wg Cdr R A Sprague DFC

xx Oct 1942

Wg Cdr E P W Hutton AFC

xx Jun 1943

Wg Cdr M J A Shaw

xx Oct 1943

Wg Cdr J H Hoskins DFC

xx Jul 1944

Wg Cdr John H Simpson DFC; later A/Cdre

xx Dec 1944

Wg Cdr R H Prior DFC

xx Jun 1945

Wg Cdr G Taylor DFC, AFC

xx Jul 1945

Wg Cdr W H Hankin

21 Aug 1945

DB

No  222 Squadron

1 Apr 1918

Lt Col Richard E C Pierse DSO; later ACM

27 Feb 1919

DB

 4 Oct 1939

Sqn Ldr Herbert W Mermagen AFC; later A/Cdre

xx Jul 1940

Sqn Ldr J H Hill

xx Jan 1941

Sqn Ldr R C Love DFC

xx Nov 1941

Sqn Ldr H F Gilbert

xx Dec 1941

Sqn Ldr M B Czernin DFC

xx Jan 1942

Sqn Ldr R M Milne DFC

xx May 1942

Sqn Ldr J S Jomkiewicz DFC

xx May 1942

Sqn Ldr N Anderson

xx Jun 1942

Sqn Ldr H J L Hallowes DFM*

xx Aug 1942

Sqn Ldr R W Oxspring DFC

xx Aug 1942

Sqn Ldr Archibald L Winskill DFC; later A/Cdre

xx Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr E J F Harrington

xx Jul 1943

Sqn Ldr G J Stonhill DFC

xx Feb 1944

Sqn Ldr R F Inness

xx Jun 1944

Sqn Ldr D G S R Cox DFC*

xx Jul 1944

Sqn Ldr J B Rigby DFC*

xx Jan 1945

Sqn Ldr E B Lyons DFC

xx May 1945

Sqn Ldr R M Matheson

xx Oct 1945

Sqn Ldr G E Ball DFC

xx Feb 1946

Sqn Ldr C C Cooper DFC

xx Oct 1947

Sqn Ldr S H Troughton-Smith

xx Sep 1949

Sqn Ldr P J C Stephenson

xx Jan 1950

Sqn Ldr John W Frost DFC; later A/Cdre

xx May 1952

Sqn Ldr R K Wilson AFC

xx Sep 1954

Sqn Ldr K F W Tapper

xx Jan 1956

Sqn Ldr C K Cooke

xx Sep 1956

Sqn Ldr G Gray

 1 Nov 1957

DB

 1 May 1960

?

30 Jun 1964

DB

No  223 Squadron

18 Sep 1918

Maj A B Gaskell DSC

xx Oct 1918

Maj H F de la Rue DFC

16 May 1919

DB

15 Dec 1936

Flt Lt D P Frost

29 Mar 1937

Sqn Ldr R T Taaffe

xx xxx xxxx

Flt Lt D P Frost

30 Dec 1938

Sqn Ldr R T Taaffe

xx xxx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found

12 Aug 1944

DB

23 Aug 1944

Names for this period have not yet been found

29 Jul 1945

DB

 1 Dec 1959

Sqn Ldr F W Lister

xx Nov 1961

Sqn Ldr C W Bruce

23 Aug 1963

DB

No  224 Squadron

 1 Apr 1918

Maj J S F Morrison

15 Apr 1919

DB

 3 Apr 1937

Sqn Ldr Reginald N Waite; later A/Cdre

28 Dec 1938

Wg Cdr E A Hodgson

xx Dec 1940

Wg Cdr R N Clark

xx Mar 1941

Wg Cdr T C Curnow

xx Mar 1942

Wg Cdr W H Kearney

xx Apr 1943

Wg Cdr Arthur E Clouston DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre

xx Feb 1944

Wg Cdr W T McComb OBE

xx Jan 1945

Wg Cdr M A Ensor DSO*, DFC*

xx xxx 1946

Sqn Ldr H M S Green

10 Nov 1947

 DB

xx May 1948

Sqn Ldr G Davison

xx Aug 1948

Sqn Ldr A H Dart DSO, DFC

xx Oct 1948

Sqn Ldr F A B Tarns

xx Nov 1949

Sqn Ldr G F Morley-Mower DFC

xx Feb 1952

Sqn Ldr G L Mattey

xx Oct 1953

Sqn Ldr J G Roberts DFC, DFM

xx Apr 1955

Wg Cdr J D E Hughes DFC

xx Jan 1957

Wg Cdr G E Willis DFC, AFC

xx Jan 1959

Wg Cdr A S Baker OBE, DFC

xx Dec 1959

Wg Cdr B Lewin DFC

xx Oct 1960

Wg Cdr J G Duncan MBE

xx Dec 1962

Wg Cdr E J A Patterson

xx xxx 1964

Wg Cdr G Bates

31 Oct 1966

DB

No  225 Squadron

 1 Apr 1918

Maj T Hinshelwood

19 Dec 1918

DB

 9 Oct 1939

Sqn Ldr Peter L Donkin; later A/Cdre

xx Jun 1940

Wg Cdr G H Stilwell

xx Feb 1941

Wg Cdr A A N Malan

xx Oct 1941

Wg Cdr R J Burrough

xx Apr 1942

Wg Cdr H V Alloway

xx Oct 1942

Wg Cdr Edward G L Millington DFC; later A/Cdre

xx Sep 1943

Sqn Ldr A W McCandlish DFC

xx Dec 1943

Lt Col R H Rogers DFC

xx May 1944

Wg Cdr J W C Goldthorp

xx Sep 1944

Maj W G Andrew

xx Oct 1944

Wg Cdr A W McCandlish DFC

xx Oct 1945

Wg Cdr W A Laurie DFC

xx Jan 1946

Sqn Ldr G Henderson DFC

xx Oct 1946

Flt Lt Stonier

30 Dec 1946

DB

 1 Jan 1960

Sqn Ldr A Twigg

xx Apr 1962

Sqn Ldr H T Price

xx Nov1964

Sqn Ldr P J Bulford

1 Nov 1965

DB

No  226 Squadron

 1 Apr 1918

Maj M S Marsden

19 Jun 1918

Maj R F S Leslie DSC DFC AFC

18 Dec 1918

DB

15 May 1937

?

23 Apr 1937

Sqn Ldr R L Edward

 7 Dec 1938

Sqn Ldr Charles E S Lockett; later A/Cdre

 1 Mar 1939

Wg Cdr Sydney L G Pope; later A/Cdre

xx xxx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr C E R Tait DFC

xx Jan 1944

Wg Cdr J S Adams DFC*

xx Jun 1944

Wg Cdr Arthur D Mitchell DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre

xx Aug 1944

Wg Cdr H M Kerr AFC

xx Nov 1944

Wg Cdr H F Wood

20 Sep 1945

DB

 1 Aug 1959

Sqn Ldr E R Morriss

xx Jun 1961

Sqn Ldr P I Hart

 9 Mar 1963

DB

No  227 Squadron

 1 Apr 1918

?

 9 Dec 1918

DB

 1 Jul 1942

?

 7 Sep 1942

DB

20 Aug 1942

Wg Cdr D R Shore DFC

xx Oct 1942

Wg Cdr C A Masterman OBE

xx Jan 1943

Wg Cdr A Watson

xx Apr 1943

Wg Cdr R M Mackenzie DFC, AFC

xx Oct 1943

Wg Cdr J K Buchanan

xx Feb 1944

Sqn Ldr D B Bennet DFC

xxMar 1944

Wg Cdr J R Blackburn

12 Aug 1944

DB

 7 Oct 1944

Wg Cdr D M Balme DSO, DFC

18 Jun 1945

?

 5 Sep 1945

DB

No  228 Squadron

20 Aug 1918

Maj R Leckie DSO DSC DFC

xx Jan 1919

Maj S J Fetherston

30 Jun 1919

DB

15 Dec 1936

?

15 Feb 1937

Sqn Ldr J E G Thomas DFC

16 Feb 1939

Sqn Ldr/Wg Cdr Leonard K Barnes MBE; later A/Cdre

xx Nov 1939

Wg Cdr Gilbert E Nicholetts AFC; later AM

xx May 1941

Wg Cdr E J Brooks DFC

xx May 1942

Wg Cdr Moseley

xx Sep 1942

Wg Cdr N F Eagleton DFC

xx Sep 1943

Wg Cdr P A Lombard

xx Oct 1944

Wg Cdr A M G Lywood DFC

 4 Jun 1945

DB

 1 Jun 1946

Names for this period have not yet been found

 1 Jul 1954

Sqn Ldr K M Murray DFC

xx Jun 1958

Wg Cdr J G Graham DFC

 6 Mar 1959

DB

 1 Sep 1959

Sqn Ldr R J Badeni

xx Nov 1961

Sqn Ldr N E Taylor

xx Dec 1963

Sqn Ldr G Stafford BA

28 Aug 1964

DB

No  229 Squadron

20 Aug 1918

Capt B C H Cross [temp]

21 Sep 1918

Maj A B Gaskell DSO

xx Oct 1918

Maj H Stewart

xx Jan 1919

Maj A B Gaskell DSO

 4 Oct 1939

Sqn Ldr Harold J Maguire; later AM

xx Sep 1940

Sqn Ldr Banham

xx Oct 1940

Sqn Ldr Frederick E Rosier; later ACM

xx Oct 1941

Sqn Ldr W A Smith

xx Feb 1942

Sqn Ldr D Kain

xx Apr 1942

Sqn Ldr Dafforn DFC

29 Apr 1942

DB

 3 Aug 1942

Sqn Ldr W A Douglas

xx Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr H C Baker

xx Oct 1942

Sqn Ldr M M Stephens DSO, DFC**

xx Nov 1942

Sqn Ldr T Smart

xx Apr 1943

Sqn Ldr P W E Heppell

xx May 1943

Sqn Ldr B E G White

xx Jul 1943

Sqn Ldr G J Cox DFC

xx Oct 1943

Flt Lt H Hopkinson

xx Nov 1943

Maj N F Harrison

xx Nov 1944

Sqn Ldr Patterson

10 Jan 1945

DB

No  230 Squadron

20 Aug 1918

Capt C J Clayton

 9 Oct 1919

Wg Cdr C E Risk OBE

22 Dec 1920

Wg Cdr I T Courtney CBE

xx xxx xxxx

Flt Lt Edward J P Burling DSC, DFC

 1 Apr 1923

DB

 1 Dec 1934

?

23 Feb 1935

Wg Cdr/Gp Capt Wilfred H Dunn DSC; later A/Cdre

 3 Nov 1938

Wg Cdr G M Bryer OBE, AFC

xx May 1940

Wg Cdr G Francis

xx Sep 1941

Wg Cdr T W G Eady

xx Oct 1941

Wg Cdr M C Collins

xx Nov 1942

Wg Cdr C R Taylor

xx Aug 1943

Wg Cdr D K Bednall

xx Oct 1944

Wg Cdr C E L Powell

xx Aug 1945

Wg Cdr Desmond E Hawkins DFC; later AVM

xx Sep 1946

Wg Cdr V H A McBratney AFC

xx Jul 1947

Sqn Ldr G A Huxford

xx Apr 1948

Sqn Ldr A J Payn MBE

xx Feb 1950

Sqn Ldr O J Wells

xx Nov 1950

Sqn Ldr A M Campbell

xx Jan 1952

Sqn Ldr J G Higgins DFC, AFC

xx Dec 1953

Sqn Ldr E C Bennett DFM

xx Jan 1955

Sqn Ldr C M Stavert AFC

xx Dec 1955

Sqn Ldr P G Adams DSO

28 Feb 1957

DB

1 Sep 1958

Sqn Ldr W J Simpson

xx Jul 1960

Sqn Ldr H J West DSO, AFC

xx Oct 1962

Sqn Ldr D H Thomas

xx xxx xxxx

Sqn Ldr D E Too

xx xxx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found

xx xxx xxxx

Sqn Ldr T S C Jones

3 Dec 1971

DB

 1 Jan 1972

Wg Cdr P D A Austin

xx Jan 1974

Wg Cdr I Horrocks

xx Jun 1977

Wg Cdr A N D Parker-Ashley

xx Jun 1979

Wg Cdr B A Wright

xx xxx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found except: -

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr C Hunter (2007)

No  231 Squadron

20 Aug 1918

Maj J O Galpin

 7 Jul 1919

DB

 1 Jul 1940

Wg Cdr R H Humphries

xx Sep 1941

Wg Cdr E D Joyce

xx Oct 1942

Wg Cdr V A Pope

xx Aug 1943

Sqn Ldr W E V Malins

xx Dec 1943

Sqn Ldr G H Nelson-Edwards

15 Jan1944

DB

 7 Sep 1944

Names for this period have not yet been found

15 Jan 1946

DB

No  232 Squadron

20 Aug 1918

Maj J Gordon DFC

 5 Jan 1919

DB

17 Jul 1940

Flt Lt M M Sephens DFC

xx Oct 1940

Flt Lt A W Pennington-Legh

xx May 1941

Wg Cdr William J Crisham; later AVM

xx Jun 1941

Sqn Ldr C A Masterton OBE

xx Jul 1941

Sqn Ldr A W Pennington-Legh

xx Oct 1941

Sqn Ldr A J A Llewellin

xx Jan 1942

Sqn Ldr L N Landels

xx Jan 1942

Sqn Ldr R E P Brooker DFC

xx Feb 1942

Sqn Ldr A J A Llewellin

xx Feb 1942

Sqn Ldr R E P Brooker DFC

25 Feb 1942

DB

10 Apr 1942

Sqn Ldr A McDowell DFM

xx Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr Archibald L Winskill DFC; later A/Cdre

xx Jun 1943

Sqn Ldr C I R Arthur

xx Jan 1944

Sqn Ldr G W Garton DFC

xx Apr 1944

Sqn Ldr H S Jackson DFC

xx May 1944

Sqn Ldr A F Roscoe AFC

31 Oct 1944

DB

15 Nov 1944

Wg Cdr D W Balden

xx Feb 1945

Wg Cdr Sir R H Barlow AFC

xx Nov 1944

Wg Cdr D L Prichard DSO

15 Aug 1946

DB

No  233 Squadron

31 Aug 1918

Capt H V German [temp]

xx xxx 1918

Capt A C Reid (by 10 Nov 1918)

21 Nov 1918

Maj Ronald Graham DSO, DSC, DFC; later AVM

15 May 1919

DB

18 May 1937

 

22 May 1937

Sqn Ldr John B M Wallis; later A/Cdre

 8 Nov 1937

Wg Cdr Lewis G le B Croke; later A/Cdre

xx xxx 1939

Wg Cdr W C P Bullock

xx Jun 1940

Wg Cdr H A Purvis DFC, AFC

xx May 1941

Wg Cdr E C Kidd AFC, AFM

xx Oct 1941

Wg Cdr E H Clarke AFC

xx Mar 1942

Wg Cdr T W T McComb

xx Nov 1942

Wg Cdr H G D Devey

xx Nov 1943

Wg Cdr M E Morrison AFC

xx Jun 1944

Wg Cdr B A Miller

xx Jul 1944

Wg Cdr William E Coles DFC, AFC; later AM

xx Nov 1944

Wg Cdr K G Mellor DFC

xx Jul 1945

Wg Cdr E Banthorpe

15 Dec 1945

DB

 1 Sep 1960

Sqn Ldr Perry

xx xxx 1962

Sqn Ldr D W Barnard

31 Jan 1964

DB

No  234 Squadron

20 Aug 1918

Maj Richard B Maycock; later A/Cdre

xx Jan 1919

Maj G H Cox

15 May 1919

DB

30 Oct 1939

Sqn Ldr W A J Satchell

xx Aug 1940

Sqn Ldr J S O'Brien

xx xxx xxxx

Sqn Ldr M V Blake

xx Jan 1942

Sqn Ldr F E W Birchfield

xx Oct 1942

Sqn Ldr Barning-Lever AFC

xx May 1943

Sqn Ldr P L Arnott

xx Aug 1943

Sqn Ldr M G Barnett

xx Oct 1943

Sqn Ldr I M T de K Bocock DFC

xx Oct 1943

Sqn Ldr P L Arnott

xx Apr 1945

Sqn Ldr Storrar

xx Apr 1946

Flt Lt Steib

xx Jul 1946

Sqn Ldr Plagis DFC

 1 Sep 1946

DB

 1 Aug 1952

Sqn Ldr R M Chatfield

xx Mar 1955

Sqn Ldr R E Emmett AFC

15 Jul 1957

DB

22 Oct 1958

Part of No 229 OCU

 2 Sep 1974

Part of TWU/No 1 TWU

 1 Sep 1992

Part of No 4 FTS

 1 Apr 1994

DB

No  235 Squadron

20 Aug 1918

Maj A K Robertson

15 May 1919

DB

30 Oct 1939

Sqn Ldr R I G McDougall

xx May 1940

Wg Cdr R N Clarke DFC

xx Dec 1940

Sqn Ldr I M T de K Bocock

xx Jun 1941

Sqn Ldr A G Wincott

xx Nov 1941

Wg Cdr H J Garlick DFC

xx Aug 1942

Wg Cdr G H B Hutchinson

xx Jul 1943

Wg Cdr R H McConnell DFC

xx May 1944

Wg Cdr J V Yonge

xx Oct 1944

Wg Cdr R A Atkinson DSO, DFC

xx Dec1944

Wg Cdr A H Simmonds DFC

10 Jul 1945

DB

No  236 Squadron

20 Aug 1918

Maj R S Booth

15 May 1919

DB

30 Oct 1939

Sqn Ldr P E Drew

xx Aug 1940

Sqn Ldr G W Montagu

xx Jan 1941

Sqn Ldr F Harrison

xx May 1941

Sqn Ldr A M Glover

xx May 1942

Wg Cdr H F Wood

xx Sep 1942

Wg Cdr H D Fraser OBE

xx Nov 1942

Wg Cdr Henry N G Wheeler DFC; later ACM

xx Sep 1943

Wg Cdr W H Cliff DSO

xx Mar 1944

Wg Cdr P D F Mitchell

xx Aug 1944

Wg Cdr Ernest W Tacon; later A/Cdre

xx Sep 1944

Wg Cdr D G Hall

25 May 1945

DB

No  237 Squadron

20 Aug 1918

?

15 May 1919

DB

22 Apr 1940

Names for this period have not yet been found

xx Jan 1942

Sqn Ldr E T Smith DFC

xx Aug 1944

Sqn Ldr I H R Shand DFC

xx Apr 1945

Sqn Ldr P P Devenish DFC

xx Sep 1945

Names for this period have not yet been found

 1 Jan 1946

DB

No  238 Squadron

20 Aug 1918

Maj R H Kershaw

15 Oct 1919

Sqn Ldr George F Breese DSC

20 Mar 1922

DB

16 May 1940

Sqn Ldr C E J Baines

xx Jul 1940

Sqn Ldr Harold A Fenton; later A/Cdre

xx Oct 1941

Sqn Ldr O'Neill DFC

xx Mar 1942

Sqn Ldr Christopher J Mount DFC; later A/Cdre

xx Jul 1942

Sqn Ldr R G A Barclay DFC

xx Jul 1942

Sqn Ldr R Marples DFC

xx Nov 1942

Capt T W Phillips

xx Jun 1943

Sqn Ldr H P Cocrane DFC

xx Aug 1943

Sqn Ldr A Wilson

xx Aug 1944

Sqn Ldr D H McBurnie DFM

26 Oct 1944

DB

 1 Dec 1944

Wg Cdr R E Bailey DSO, DFC

xx Jan 1945

Wg Cdr Harry Burton DSO; later AM

27 Dec 1945

DB

 1 Dec 1946

 

 4 Oct 1948

DB

No  239 Squadron

20 Aug 1918

Capt N G Stewart Dawson

15 May 1919

DB

18 Sep 1940

Wg Cdr Peter L Donkin; later A/Cdr

xx Sep 1942

Wg Cdr P Legge

xx Sep 1943

Wg Cdr P M J Evans DFC

xx Sep 1944

Wg Cdr W F Gibb

 1 Jul 1945

DB

No 240 Squadron

20 Aug 1918

Capt C L Scott

15 May 1919

DB

 1 Apr 1937

Sqn Ldr J McFarlane

14 Oct 1937

Sqn Ldr/Wg Cdr M W C Ridgway

xx Aug 1939

Wg Cdr R H Carter OBE, DFC

xx Sep 1940

Wg Cdr A W Bates

xx Feb 1941

Wg Cdr C A Watt

xx Oct 1941

Wg Cdr C A V Clayton DFC

xx Oct 1943

Wg Cdr B A A C Wood

xx Feb 1945

Wg Cdr C B Gavin Robinson AFC

 1 Jul 1945

DB

 1 Jul 1945

Wg Cdr H A B Porteous?

21 Mar 1946

DB

 1 May 1952

Sqn Ldr L F Banks DFC

xx Apr 1954

Sqn Ldr A P Smallman

xx Jul 1955

Wg Cdr C R Alexander

xx Aug 1957

Wg Cdr William D Hodgkinson DFC, AFC; later ACM

xx Jun 1958

Wg Cdr H R Ken MBE

 1 Nov 1958

DB

 1 Aug 1959

Sqn Ldr R W Steel

xx Jul 1961

Sqn Ldr L E A Hacke

 8 Jan 1963

DB

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