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Squadron Commanding Officers, Nos 500 - 598 Squadrons


[No 500 Sqn | 501 Sqn | 502 Sqn | 503 Sqn | 504 Sqn | 510 Sqn | 511 Sqn | 512 Sqn | 513 Sqn | 514 Sqn | 515 Sqn | 516 Sqn | 517 Sqn | 518 Sqn | 519 Sqn | 520 Sqn| No 521 Sqn | No 524 Sqn | No 525 Sqn | No 526 Sqn | No 527 Sqn | No 528 Sqn | No 529 Sqn | No 530 Sqn | No 531 Sqn | No 532 Sqn | No 533 Sqn | No 534 Sqn | No 535 Sqn | No 536 Sqn | No 537 Sqn | No 538 Sqn | No 539 Sqn | No 540 Sqn | 541 Sqn | 542 Sqn | 543 Sqn | 544 Sqn | 547 Sqn | No 548 Sqn | No 549 Sqn | No 550 Sqn | No 567 Sqn | No 570 Sqn | No 571 Sqn | No 575 Sqn | No 576 Sqn | No 577 Sqn | No 578 Sqn | No 582 Sqn | No 587 Sqn | No 595 Sqn | No 598 Sqn]

No 500 Squadron

16 Mar 1931

?

30 Mar 1931

Sqn Ldr S R Watkins AFC

29 Jul 1931

Wg Cdr L F Forbes MC

 1 Jul 1933

Wg Cdr R Halley DFC, AFC

xx May 1935

Sqn Ldr George M Lawson MC; later A/Cdre

xx Apr 1936

Flt Lt W G Wooliams

20 Oct 1936

Sqn Ldr G K Hohler

xx Oct 1939

Sqn Ldr W LeMay

xx Jun 1940

Wg Cdr G H Turner

xx Mar 1941

Wg Cdr M Q Candler

xx Jul 1941

Wg Cdr G T Gilbert

xx Apr 1942

Wg Cdr Denis F Spotswood DSO, DFC; later MRAF

xx Apr 1943

Wg Cdr D G Keddie

xx Apr 1944

Wg Cdr C K Bonner

xx Jun 1944

Wg Cdr C E A Garton

11 Jul 1944

DB

13 Jul 1944

Wg Cdr H N Garbett

xx Aug 1945

Wg Cdr Matson

25 Oct 1945

DB

10 May 1946

?

xx Aug 1946

Sqn Ldr P Green OBE, AFC

xx Feb 1949

Sqn Ldr M C Kennard DFC

xx Mar 1952

Sqn Ldr D de Villiers

xx Aug 1954

Sqn Ldr D M Clause

xx Oct 1954

Sqn Ldr D H M Chandler

10 May 1957

DB

No 501 Squadron

14 Jun 1929

Flt Lt L P Winters

26 Aug 1929

Sqn Ldr R S Sugden AFC

17 Dec 1932

Sqn Ldr William Elliot DFC; later ACM

 9 Jan 1934

Sqn Ldr Hugh G White; later AVM

xx Jun 1936

Flt Lt Herbert M Pearson; later A/Cdre

xx Jun 1936

Flt Lt E S Finch

xx Dec 1936

Flt Lt H R L Hood

xx Mar 1937

Flt Lt F W Stannard

xx Jul 1937

Sqn Ldr M V M Clube

xx Jun 1940

Sqn Ldr Henry A V Hogan; later AVM

xx Nov 1940

Sqn Ldr E Holden DFC

xx Jun 1941

Sqn Ldr A H Boyd DFC

xx Aug 1941

Sqn Ldr C F Currant DFC

xx Jun 1942

Sqn Ldr J W Villa DFC*

xx Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr A J Robinson

xx May 1943

Sqn Ldr E Barthold

xx Oct 1943

Sqn Ldr M G Barnett RNZAF

xx Aug 1944

Sqn Ldr J Berry DFC

xx Nov 1944

Sqn Ldr A Parker-Rees DFC

20 Apr 1945

DB

10 May 1946

?

xx Aug 1946

Flt Lt R F W Cleaver DSO, DFC [Temp]

xx Dec 1946

Sqn Ldr T James

xx Sep 1949

Sqn Ldr A C Henderson DFC

xx Sep 1950

Sqn Ldr P J Simpson DSO, DFC

xx Oct 1952

Sqn Ldr G B Mercer

xx May 1955

Sqn Ldr M C Collings

10 May 1957

DB

No 502 Squadron

30 May 1925

Sqn Ldr Robert D Oxland; later AVM

 1 May 1926

Wg Cdr Arthur C Wright AFC; later A/Cdre

xx xxx 1929

Sqn Ldr Charles L King MC, DFC; later A/Cdre

 2 Nov 1929

Wg Cdr Francis P Don;, later AVM

20 Dec 1930

Wg Cdr R T Leather, AFC

 1 Mar 1932

Wg Cdr L T N Gould, MC

xx xxx 1933

Sqn Ldr Henry E Walker MC, DFC; later A/Cdre

12 Mar 1934

Wg Cdr J C Russell, DSO

26 May 1936

Sqn Ldr G V Tyrell, MC

 1 Jul 1937

Wg Cdr L R Briggs

xx Dec 1940

Wg Cdr T B Cooper

xx Nov 1941

Wg Cdr F C Richardson

xx Sep 1942

Wg Cdr J C Halley

xx Aug 1943

Wg Cdr N M Bayliss

xx May 1944

Wg Cdr C A Maton, DSO, SAAF

xx Oct 1944

Wg Cdr K B Corbould, DFC

xx Nov 1944

Wg Cdr H H C Holderness, DFC, AFC, RCAF

25 May 1945

DB

10 May 1946

?

xx Jul 1946

Sqn Ldr W H McGiffin

xx xx xxxx

Sqn Ldr D F B Sheen, DFC*, RAAF

xx xxx xxxx

Sqn Ldr N G Townsend, DFC

xx xxx 1956

Sqn Ldr J H Pearce

10 May 1957

DB

No 503 Squadron

 5 Oct 1926

?

 xx Nov 1926

Sqn Ldr Robert D Oxland; later AVM

21 Feb 1927

Wg Cdr The Hon L J E Twistleton-Wykeham-Fiennes

15 Feb 1930

Wg Cdr H P Lale, DSO, DFC

 1 May 1931

Wg Cdr H I Hanmer, DFC

9 Aug 1933

Wg Cdr A P V Daly, AFC

xx Jan 1936

Sqn Ldr A F James

xx May 1936

Sqn Ldr H Power [Temp]

1 Nov 1938

DB

No 504 Squadron

26 Mar 1928

?

23 Apr 1928

Sqn Ldr Charles H Elliott-Smith; later A/Cdre

10 Feb 1930

Sqn Ldr H I Hanmer DFC

20 Apr 1931

Sqn Ldr C T Anderson DFC

24 Mar 1934

Sqn Ldr Harold S Kerby DSC, AFC; later AVM

22 Jul 1935

Sqn Ldr E Thornton

10 Jun 1937

Sqn Ldr Sir Hugh M Seely Bart, MP

xx Sep 1939

Sqn Ldr F Y Beamish

xx Jan 1940

Sqn Ldr H Watson

xx May 1940

Sqn Ldr J Parnall

xx May 1940

Sqn Ldr J H Hill

xx May 1940

F/Lt W B Royce, DFC

xx May 1940

Sqn Ldr J Sample, DFC

xx Mar 1941

Sqn Ldr M Rook

xx Jul 1941

Sqn Ldr P T Parsons

xx Feb 1942

Sqn Ldr R Lewis

xx Jan 1943

Sqn Ldr J I Kilmartin, DFC

xx Mar 1943

Sqn Ldr R C Kilian

xx Jul 1943

Sqn Ldr P J Simpson, DFC

xx Oct 1943

Sqn Ldr H J L Hallowes, DFC, DFM*

xx Mar 1944

Sqn Ldr Banning-Lover

xx Oct 1944

Sqn Ldr M Kellett

10 Aug 1945

DB

10 May 1946

Sqn Ldr A H Hook, DFC, AFC

xx xxx 1948

Sqn Ldr J M Birkin

xx Mar 1950

Sqn Ldr G J Beardsall

xx xxx 1954

Sqn Ldr P I Briggs, DFC

10 May 1957

DB

No 510 Squadron

15 Oct 1942

Names for this period have not yet been found

 8 Apr 1944

DB

No 511 Squadron

10 Oct 1942

Wg Cdr W J Pickard

xx Mar 1943

Wg Cdr J N Glover

xx Jun 1943

Wg Cdr C E Slee, MVO, AFC

xx Jun 1944

Wg Cdr E W Whitaker, DFC, AFC

xx Sep 1945

Wg Cdr Sidney W R Hughes OBE; later AM

 7 Oct 1946

DB

16 Oct 1946

Wg Cdr R J Burrough, DFC

xx Jan 1948

Sqn Ldr G H Smith

xx Jan 1950

Sqn Ldr M C S Haycroft

xx Apr 1952

Sqn Ldr Langdon

xx May 1954

Sqn Ldr R E Dyson, DFC

xx Jun 1956

Sqn Ldr G W Turner

xx May 1958

Sqn Ldr W L Green

xx Dec 1959

Wg Cdr A W G Le Hardy

 1 Sep 1958

DB

15 Dec 1959

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

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr J H Lewis

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr Peter A Ward; later A/Cdre

xx Jun 1972

Wg Cdr R J Hutchings

xx Jul 1974

Wg Cdr R G Robertson

7 Jan 1976

DB

No 512 Squadron

18 Jun 1943

?

xx Aug 1943

Wg Cdr M Booth, DFC

xx Sep 1943

Wg Cdr K J D Dickson

xx Dec 1943

Wg Cdr R M Blennerhassett

xx Feb 1944

Wg Cdr B A Coventry, DFC

xx Jan 1945

Wg Cdr R G Dutton, DSO, DFC*

xx Jul 1945

Lt Col P G A McMurdock

xx Dec 1945

Sqn Ldr W A Mostyn-Brown

14 Mar 1946

DB

No 513 Squadron

15 Sep 1943

Wg Cdr G E Harrison, DFC

21 Nov 1945

DB

No 514 Squadron

 1 Sep 1943

Wg Cdr A J Sampson, DFC

15 May 1944

Sqn Ldr E G B Reid [Temp]

25 May 1944

Wg Cdr M Wyatt, DFC

xx Jan 1945

Wg Cdr P I B Morgan

22 Aug 1945

DB

No 515 Squadron

 1 Oct 1942

Sqn Ldr S R Thomas, DFC, AFC

xx Jul 1943

Wg Cdr J F Inkster

xx Jan 1944

Wg Cdr F F Lambert, DSO, DFC

xx Dec 1944

Wg Cdr H C Kelsey, DFC

10 Jun 1945

DB

No 516 Squadron

28 Apr 1943

Names for this period have not yet been found

 2 Dec 1944

DB

No 517 Squadron

 7 Aug 1943

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

xx xxx 1944

Wg Cdr V H P Lynham DSO

xx xxx 1945

?

21 Jun 1946

DB

No 518 Squadron

 6 Jul 1943

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

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr N F Morris

21 Jan 1945

?

 1 Oct 1946

DB

No 519 Squadron

 7 Aug 1943

Names for this period have not yet been found

31 May 1946

DB

No 520 Squadron

20 Sep 1943

Names for this period have not yet been found

25 Apr 1946

DB

No 521 Squadron

22 Jul 1942

?

22 Mar 1943

DB

 1 Sep 1943

Sqn Ldr D R Williams

xx Nov 1944

Flt Lt Braithwaite

xx xxx 1944

Sqn Ldr J Dobbs

xx Jul 1945

Sqn Ldr A W Southall

31 Mar 1946

DB

No 524 Squadron

20 Oct 1943

Wg Cdr W E M Lowry

 7 Dec 1943

DB

 7 Apr 1944

Sqn Ldr A W B Naismith

xx Jul 1944

Wg Cdr Ronald G Knott DSO, DFC; later AVM

xx May 1945

Sqn Ldr G E Willis, DFC

24 May 1945

DB

No 525 Squadron

 1 Sep 1943

?

xx Oct 1943

Wg Cdr C E F Riley

xx Sep 1944

Wg Cdr D R Miller

xx Jun 1945

Wg Cdr R G Dutton, DSO, DFC

xx Mar 1946

Wg Cdr H G Newman

1 Dec 1946

DB

No 526 Squadron

15 Jun 1943

Names for this period have not yet been found

 1 May 1945

DB

No 527 Squadron

15 Jun 1943

Names for this period have not yet been found

15 Apr 1946

DB

 1 Aug 1952

Names for this period have not yet been found

21 Aug 1958

DB

No 528 Squadron

15 Jun 1943

Names for this period have not yet been found

 1 Sep 1944

DB

No 529 Squadron

15 Jun 1943

Names for this period have not yet been found

20 Oct 1945

DB

No 530 Squadron

 8 Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr C M Miller, DFC

25 Jan 1943

DB

No 531 Squadron

 8 Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr G R Turner

xx Oct 1942

Sqn Ldr N M Browning

25 Jan 1943

DB

No 532 Squadron

 2 Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr C L W Stewart

25 Jan 1943

DB

No 533 Squadron

 8 Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr D P McKeown, AFC

xx Nov 1942

?

25 Jan 1943

DB

No 534 Squadron

 2 Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr K Matthews

25 Jan 1943

DB

No 535 Squadron

 2 Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr B H Moloney

25 Jan 1943

DB

No 536 Squadron

 8 Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr Motion

25 Jan 1943

DB

No 537 Squadron

 8 Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr P L Burke, AFC

25 Jan 1943

DB

No 538 Squadron

 2 Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr Charles V Winn DFC; later AVM

25 Jan 1943

DB

No 539 Squadron

 2 Sep 1942

Sqn Ldr J S Morton DFC

25 Jan 1943

DB

No 540 Squadron

19 Oct 1942

Wg Cdr M J B Young, DFC

xx May 1943

Wg Cdr Lord M Douglas-Hamilton, OBE

xx Mar 1944

Wg Cdr J R H Merifield, DSO, DFC

xx Sep 1944

Wg Cdr Alfred H W Ball DSO, DFC; later AM

 1 Oct 1946

DB

 1 Dec 1947

Names for this period have not yet been found

31 Mar 1956

DB

No 541 Squadron

19 Oct 1942

Sqn Ldr D W Stevenson DSO, DFC

xx Jul 1943

Sqn Ldr E A Fairhurst DFC

xx Nov 1943

Sqn Ldr J H Saffery DSO - Wikipedia

xx Sep 1944

Sqn Ldr E A Fairhurst DFC

xx Oct 1945

Sqn Ldr T D Calnan

xx Mar 1946

Wg Cdr Edwards DFC

 1 Oct 1946

DB

 1 Nov 1947

Names for this period have not yet been found

 7 Sep 1957

DB

No 542 Squadron

19 Oct 1942

Sqn Ldr D Salway DFC

xx Jun 1943

Sqn Ldr E D L Lee DFC

xx Jul 1943

Sqn Ldr D M Furniss DFC

xx Dec 1943

Sqn Ldr D B Pearson DFC

xx Mar 1944

Sqn LdrAlfred H W Ball DSO, DFC; later AM

xx Sep 1944

Sqn Ldr G B Singlehurst DSO, DFC

27 Aug 1945

DB

15 May 1954

Sqn Ldr A J Picknett DFC

 1 Oct 1955

DB

 1 Nov 1955

Names for this period have not yet been found

 1 Oct 1958

DB

No 543 Squadron

19 Oct 1942

Sqn Ldr A E Hill, DSO, DFC*

xx Oct 1942

Sqn Ldr G E Hughes, DFC

 18 Oct 1943

DB

 1 Apr 1955

?

xx Jun 1955

Wg Cdr R E Havercroft, AFC

xx Aug 1957

Wg Cdr Ronald Berry DSO, OBE, DFC*; later A/Cdre

xx xxx xxxx

Wg Cdr C G St D Jeffries

xx Jan 1962

Wg Cdr Basil Hamilton CBE, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre

xx xx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found

24 May 1974

DB

No 544 Squadron

19 Oct 1942

Sqn Ldr W R Acott

xx Jul 1943

Sqn Ldr J P H Merrifield DFC

xx Oct 1943

Wg Cdr D C B Walker

xx Nov 1943

Wg Cdr D W Steventon DSO, DFC

xx Sep 1945

Sqn Ldr Frank L Dodd DSO, DFC, AFC; later AVM

13 Oct 1945

DB

No 547 Squadron

22 Oct 1942

Sqn Ldr H N Garbett

xx May 1943

Wg Cdr R N McKern

xx Apr 1944

Wg Cdr C F C Wright DFC

xx Feb 1945

Wg Cdr D McKenzie

 4 Jun 1945

DB

No 548 Squadron

15 Dec 1943

Sqn Ldr W H A Wright

xx Jul 1944

Sqn Ldr Raymond A Watts; later A/Cdre

xx Feb 1945

Sqn Ldr E D Glaser

31 Oct 1945

DB

No 549 Squadron

15 Dec 1943

Sqn Ldr E P W Bocock, DFC

31 Oct 1945

DB

No 550 Squadron

22 Nov 1943

Wg Cdr J J Bennett

15 May 1944

Wg Cdr P E G Connolly

15 Jul 1944

Wg Cdr A F M Sisley

 1 Sep 1944

Sqn Ldr B J Ramond

18 Sep 1944

Wg Cdr B Bell

25 Feb 1945

Wg Cdr J C McWatters

 1 Nov 1945

DB

No 567 Squadron

 1 Dec 1943

Names for this period have not yet been found

15 Jun 1946

DB

No 570 Squadron

15 Nov 1943

Wg Cdr R J M Bangay

17 Jun 1945

Wg Cdr K R Slater

xx Aug 1945

Wg Cdr R E Young, DSO, DFC

15 Dec 1945

Wg Cdr J Blackburn, DSO, DFC

28 Dec 1945

DB

No 571 Squadron

 1 Apr 1944

Wg Cdr J M Birkin, DSO, DFC, AFC

 3 Nov 1944

Wg Cdr R J Gosnell, DSO, DFC

 2 Mar 1945

Wg Cdr R W Bray, DFC

20 Sep 1945

DB

No 575 Squadron

 1 Feb 1944

Wg Cdr T A Jefferson, AFC

xx Dec 1944

Wg Cdr E C Deanesly, DFC

xx Jul 1945

Wg Cdr B L Duigan, DSO, DFC

15 Aug 1946

DB

No 576 Squadron

25 Nov 1943

Wg Cdr Gareth T B Clayton; later AM

24 Jun 1944

Wg Cdr B D Sellick

 1 Mar 1945

Wg Cdr MacAllister

xx Jun 1945

?

19 Sep 1945

DB

No 577 Squadron

 1 Dec 1943

Names for this period have not yet been found

15 Jun 1946

DB

No 578 Squadron

14 Jan 1944

Wg Cdr D S S Wilkerson DFC

23 Aug 1944

Wg Cdr A G T James OBE

20 Feb 1945

Wg Cdr E L Hancockson

15 Apr 1945

DB

No 582 Squadron

 1 Apr 1944

?

18 Apr 1944

Wg Cdr C M Dunnifliffe DFC

25 Jul 1944

Wg Cdr/Gp Capt Peter H Cribb DSO, DFC; later A/Cdre

xx Nov 1944

Wg Cdr/Gp Capt S P Coulson DSO, DFC

10 Sep 1945

DB

No 587 Squadron

 1 Dec 1943

Names for this period have not yet been found

15 Jun 1946

DB

No 595 Squadron

 1 Dec1943

Names for this period have not yet been found

11 Feb 1949

DB

No 598 Squadron

 1 Dec 1943

Sqn Ldr DuGuid

 xx xxx xxxx

Names for this period have not yet been found

30 Apr 1945

DB

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