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RAF Station Commanders - Yorkshire


[Breighton | Burn | Catfoss | Catterick | Church Fenton | Dishforth | Driffield | East Moor |Finningley | Full Sutton | Fylingdales | Holme on Spalding Moor | Howden | Leconfield | Leeming | Lindholme | Linton-on-Ouse | Lissett | Marston Moor | Middle St George | Patrington | Pocklington | Rufforth | Staxton Wold | Sutton on Hull | Thornaby | Topcliffe]

RAF Breighton

xx xxx 1943                             Gp Capt H H Brookes

 

RAF Burn

xx xxx 1943                             Gp Capt N W D Marwood-Elliot (captured 22 Mar 1944)

 

RAF Catfoss

From 1929 - 1936, was only open for about six months each year

 8 May 1929                            Sqn Ldr A McR Moffatt*

 8 Mar 1930                             Wg Cdr J K Wells*

12 Mar 1931                            Wg Cdr E L Tomkinson*

 1 Mar 1932                             Wg Cdr G H Bowman**

28 Feb 1933                            Wg Cdr P C Sherren**

27 Feb 1934                            Wg Cdr P C Sherren**

25 Feb 1935                            Wg Cdr E B Rice**

16 Feb 1936                            Wg Cdr E C Emmett**

17 Jan 1938                             Wg Cdr C T Anderson**

* OC, RAF Practice Camp, Catfoss

** OC, No 1 Armament Training Camp, Catfoss

 

RAF Catterick

 1 Mar 1937                             Wg Cdr F L B Hebbert

 4 Apr 1938                             Wg Cdr C L King

12 Dec 1938                            Sqn Ldr R K Brougham

 

xx xxx 1940                             Wg Cdr G L Carter

xx xxx xxxx

1945                                        Gp Capt J H Butler

xx xxx xxxx

xx xxx 1955                             Gp Capt A B Riall

 1 Apr 1959                             Gp Capt A G Douglas

18 Oct 1961                            Gp Capt H Sullivan

21 Oct 1963                            Gp Capt J T O’Sullivan

xx xxx xxxx

22 Jul 1968                              Gp Capt D A Pocock

27 Apr 1970                            Gp Capt G E S Bumstead

 4 Dec 1972                             Gp Capt P Hutchins

11 Nov 1974                           Gp Capt  K M Oliver

21 Nov 1977                           Gp Capt D Bolton

xx xxx xxxx

22 Nov 1982                           Gp Capt K Reyner

 9 Jul 1984                               Gp Capt M K Batt

 

RAF Church Fenton

19 Apr 1937                            Wg Cdr W E Swann

 4 May 1938                            Wg Cdr G T Richardson

 

25 Nov 1940                           Wg Cdr H A V Hogan*

xx xxx 1941                             Wg Cdr R L R Atcherley*

 

xx xxx xxxx                              Gp Capt C M Wight-Boycott

xx xxx 1945                             Gp Capt J G Hawtrey

xx Nov 1945                            Gp Capt E Plumtree

xx xxx 1960                              Gp Capt G D Sise

 8 Mar 1961                             Wg Cdr J E J Sing

12 Mar 1962                            Gp Capt D R Stubbs

18 Sep 1964                            Gp Capt C C M Baker

27 Feb 1967                            Gp Capt G J South

 6 Jun 1969                              Gp Capt J W Foster

16 Jul 1971                              Gp Capt W G Abel

24 Aug 1973                            Gp Capt G F Palmer

xx xxx xxxx                 

xx Apr 1979                             Gp Capt J A Bell   

24 Dec 1980                            Gp Capt D R Briggs

10 Jun 1983                             Gp Capt R Humphrey

19 Jul 1985                              Gp Capt C J Sturt

*OC No 54 OTU

 

RAF Dishforth

 7 Jan 1937                              Gp Capt R G Parry

11 Jul 1938                              Gp Capt E G Hopcroft

xx xxx xxxx

xx xxx 1953                             Gp Capt T W Piper

xx xxx 1956                             Gp Capt Oxley

15 Aug 1960                            Gp Capt J J McKay

xx xxx xxxx

15 Feb 1965                            Wg Cdr K R Penry

 

RAF Driffield

xx xxx xxxx                              Maj ? Murray

xx xxx xxxx

19 Sep 1936                            Gp Capt G W Murlis-Green

31 Jan 1938                             Gp Capt A Lees

30 Sep 1939

xx xxx xxxx

xx xxx 1946                             Wg Cdr D M Strong

xx xxx 1949                             Gp Capt R S Ryan

xx xxx 1951                             Gp Capt E A Warfield

xx Jul 1954                              Gp Capt G N Amison

xx xxx xxxx                              Gp Capt A F Shelfoon

xx xxx 1955                             Gp Capt W G Moseby

xx xxx 1957                             Gp Capt R D Elliott

xx xxx 1958                             Wg Cdr T W C Fazan (during re-construction )

 6 May 1959                            Gp Capt R T Frogley

 8 Jan 1962                              Gp Capt K W T Pugh

 

RAF East Moor

xx May 1944                            Gp Capt H H C Rutledge RCAF

xx Apr 1945                           

 

RAF Finningley

xx Aug 1936                            Gp Capt A N Gallahawk

18 Jan 1937                             Gp Capt H J F Hunter

xx xxx xxxx

xx xxx 1941                             Gp Capt J N Boothman

xx xxx xxxx

xx xxx 1951                             Gp Capt J Cox

xx xxx xxxx

28 Sep 1959                            Gp Capt A W Heward

29 Dec 1961                            Gp Capt J Miller

 4 Nov 1963                            Gp Capt J A C Aiken

30 Nov 1964                           Gp Capt J A G Jackson

xx xxx xxxx

 6 May 1970                            Gp Capt M E H Dawson

18 Jun 1971                             Gp Capt J F W Pembridge

14 Dec 1973                            Gp Capt D F Miller

xx xxx xxxx                               Wg Cdr M J-C Burton (acting)

 9 Jan 1976                              Gp Capt R G Ashford

16 Dec 1977                            Gp Capt L W F Wheeler

xx xxx 1979                             Gp Capt B Higgs

16 Oct 1981                            Gp Capt A J McCreery

14 Oct 1983                            Gp Capt A C Tolhurst

xx xxx 1985                             Gp Capt W McC Rae

 2 Oct 1987                             Gp Capt G R Pitchfork

19 Aug 1989                            Gp Capt D J Phillips

xx xxx 1993                              Gp Capt D J G Wilby

xx xxx xxxx

xx xxx 1994                             Gp Capt J D Kennedy

 

RAF Full Sutton

xx xxx 1951                             Gp Capt L M E Jarman

 

RAF Fylingdales

30 Dec 1964                            Gp Capt A R Wright

xx xxx xxxx

 4 Jul 1969                               Gp Capt M P Stanton

18 Jun 1971                             Gp Capt J S W Bell

13 Jul 1973                              Gp Capt R D Hillary

 1 Aug 1975                             Gp Capt R Neil/Nell

27 May 1977                           Gp Capt D N Galpin

xx xxx 1979                              Gp Capt Dalton

14 Aug 1981                            Gp Capt D MacLennen

12 Aug 1983                            Gp Capt R Sweatman

xx xxx 1985                               Gp Capt N J G Hodnett

xx xxx 1986                               Gp Capt M Monks

xx xxx xxxx

xx xxx xxxx                                Wg Cdr Todd

xx xxx xxxx                                Wg Cdr Cox

xx xxx xxxx                                Wg Cdr Knapman

xx xxx xxxx (2007)                     Wg Cdr N Loveday

xx xxx 2011                                Wg Cdr R Owen

 

RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor

xx xxx 1942                             Gp Capt R S Blucke

xx Apr 1943                            Gp Capt D E L Wilson RAAF (captured 22 Jun 1943)

 

RAF Airship Base Howden

xx xxx xxxx                              A/Cdre E M Maitland

 

RAF Leconfield

 3 Jan 1937                              Wg Cdr J L Vachell

26 Jul 1937                              Gp Capt P Huskinson

 7 Mar 1938                             Gp Capt A W Mylne

xx xxx 1939                             Gp Capt T W Elmhirst

xx xxx xxxx

xx Mar 1954                            Gp Capt C E S Lockett

xx xxx 1955                             Gp Capt C T Weir

xx Jul 1956                               Gp Capt R D Elliott

29 Jun 1959                             Gp Capt G D Sise

23 May 1960                           Gp Capt R H N Courtney

 3 Dec 1962                             Gp Capt D Crowley-Milling

 6 Apr 1964                             Gp Capt E W Wootten

14 Jan 1966                             Gp Capt J A Hemingway

23 Sep 1968                            Gp Capt G A Crabb

 1 Mar 1971                             Gp Capt E S Baddeley

12 Feb 1973                            Gp Capt G B Tyler

29 Sep 1975                            Gp Capt P J Goulthorpe

 7 May 1976                            Gp Capt K F Sanderson

 

RAF Leeming

xx Jun 1940                        Wg Cdr K E Ward

xx Jul 1940                         Gp Capt W E Staton

xx Jul 1941                         ?

xx Jan 1942                        Gp Capt S Graham

xx Jan 1943                        Gp Capt C R Dunlap RCAF

xx Apr 1943                       Gp Capt H M Carscallan RCAF

xx Jun 1943                        Gp Capt J L Plant RCAF   

xx Nov 1943                      Gp Capt J G Bryans RCAF

xx Jun 1944                        Gp Capt W F M Newson RCAF

xx Oct 1944                       Gp Capt J B Millward RCAF

xx Apr 1945                       Gp Capt A C Hull

xx May 1945                      Gp Capt E C Evans

xx Jul 1946                         Gp Capt R S Ryan

xx Jan 1948                        Gp Capt M Lowe

xx Feb 1950                       Gp Capt A E Clouston

xx Jul 1950                         Gp Capt R V McIntyre

xx Jan 1953                        Gp Capt P J Saunders

xx May 1955                      Gp Capt J E Innes-Crump

xx Mar 1957                       Gp Capt J M Thompson

xx Nov 1958                       Gp Capt K P Smales

 1 May 1961                       Gp Capt E James

24 Sep 1962                        Gp Capt D F Hyland-Smith

xx Mar 1964                        Gp Capt R S Radley

16 Sep 1966                        Gp Capt J W Allen

xx Jul 1967                          Gp Capt S J Rawlins

xx Jan 1970                         Gp Capt G W W Waddington

12 Mar 1971                        Gp Capt R J Carson

xx Jun 1973                          Gp Capt J M A Parker

xx May 1975                        Gp Capt M J Hardy

xx Nov 1976                        Gp Capt P C Vangucci

xx Nov 1978                        Gp Capt J M Curry

xx Nov 1980                        Gp Capt G C Batt

12 Aug 1983                        Gp Capt R G Curry

xx Oct 1984                         Wg Cdr D L Bates

xx Dec 1987                         Wg Cdr D C Smith

xx Apr 1988                         Gp Capt J E Rooum

xx Jun 1990                          Gp Capt R S Peacock-Edwards

xx Jun 1992                          Gp Capt P W Roser

xx Aug 1994                         Gp Capt E J Black

xx Feb 1997                         Gp Capt B P Doggett

xx Mar 1999                         Gp Capt J A Cliffe

xx xxx 2001                          Gp Capt A G Walton

20 Sep 2002                         Gp Capt B L Bates

 6 Sep 2004                          Gp Capt I C Morrison

xx xxx xxxx(2007)                 Gp Capt E J Stringer

xx xxx xxxx                            Wg Cdr P Wilkins

xx xxx 2008                           Gp Capt W R Gibson

15 Sep 2010                          Gp Capt A J Innes

xx Dec 2012                           Gp Capt S E Reeves

xx Dec 2014                           Gp Capt D G Bradshaw

 

RAF Lindholme

 1 Jun 1940                             Gp Capt E F Waring

xx Aug 1941                            Gp Capt A P Davidson

xx xxx xxxx                              Gp Capt S J Skarzynski

xx xxx xxxx:                             Gp Capt L W Dickens

xx Mar 1957                            Gp Capt S W B Menaul

xx xxx 1959                             Gp Capt L D Mavor

 7 Jun 1961                              Gp Capt D Bower

14 Sep 1964                            Gp Capt R C Haine

30 Sep 1966                            Gp Capt L G Holmes

 7 Mar 1969                             Gp Capt A C Hollingsworth

 7 May 1971                            Gp Capt R B Phillips

 

RAF Linton-on-Ouse

xx xxx 1937                        Flt Lt C L Cook

xx xxx  1937                       Flt Lt G F M Warner

20 Apr 1938                       Wg Cdr A D Pryor

xx Jun 1940                        Gp Capt R Ivelaw-Chapman

xx xxx 1941                        Gp Capt F M F Garraway (killed in bombing raid 10 May 1941)

xx xxx 1941                        Gp Capt J R Whitley (shot down and evaded)

xx xxx 1943                        Gp Capt D E L Wilson RAAF (shot down 22 Jun 1943 and made PoW)

xx Jun 1943                        Gp Capt D M Edwards RCAF

xx xxx 1943                        Gp Capt W A Jones RCAF

xx xxx 1944                        Gp Capt A L Annis RCAF

xx xxx 1945                        Gp Capt W P Pleasance

xx xxx 1946                        Gp Capt H J Maguire

xx xxx 1947                        Wg Cdr H B Johnson

xx xxx 1948                        Gp Capt F L White

xx xxx 1948                        Gp Capt A C P Carver

xx xxx 1949                        Gp Capt F S Stapleton

xx xxx 1950                        Gp Capt A F Anderson

xx xxx 1952                        Gp Capt M G F Pedley

xx xxx 1954                        Gp Capt D F Spotswood

xx xxx 1956                        Gp Capt W Pitt-Brown

xx xxx 1957                        Gp Capt W C J Brain

xx xxx 1957                        Gp Capt L W G Gill

23 May 1960                      Gp Capt J L W Ellacombe

xx xxx 1962                        Gp Capt R L Fuller

28 Feb 1965                       Gp Capt R H Compton

xx xxx 1967                        Gp Capt J H Lewis

 1 May 1970                      Gp Capt R G Price

28 Apr 1972                      Gp Capt J L W Towler

xx xxx 1974                        Gp Capt R J Bannard

xx xxx 1976                        Gp Capt R B Gubbins

xx xxx 1977                        Gp Capt B J Westoby

xx xxx 1979                        Gp Capt R H Wood

xx xxx 1981                        Gp Capt D I  Oakden

xx xxx 1983                        Gp Capt P J Kemp

xx xxx 1985                        Gp Capt G H Rolfe

xx xxx 1988                        Gp Capt J A Prideaux

xx xxx 1990                        Gp Capt P J Gooding

xx xxx 1992                        Gp Capt T Eeles

xx xxx xxxx

xx xxx 1998                         Gp Capt G H Edge

xx xxx 2000                        Gp Capt K L Cornfield

 6 Dec 2002                        Gp Capt D I Harrison

xx xxx 2005                        Gp Capt A Sudlow

 1 Dec 2006                        Gp Capt M W G Hopkins

 xx xxx 2009                        Gp Capt M Longstaff

xx xxx xxxx                          Gp Capt T W Jones

22 Jun 2012                         Gp Capt D G Cooper

xx Dec 2014                        Gp Capt I Laing

 

RAF Lissett

xx Sep 1943                             Gp Capt J R Whitley

 

RAF Marston Moor

xx xxx xxxx                              Gp Capt G L Cheshire

 

RAF Middle St George

xx xxx 1941                             Gp Capt T C Traill

xx xxx 1945                             Gp Capt G J C Paul

xx xxx xxxxx 

xx xxx 1950                             Gp Capt W E Coles

xx May 1954                            Gp Capt H S Darley

xx Feb 1957                             Gp Capt J Barraclough

 1 Oct 1958                             Gp Capt A V R Johnstone

28 Nov 1960                           Gp Capt F Rothwell

20 May 1963                           Gp Capt E W Wootten

 

RAF Patrington

xx xxx 1947                              Sqn Ldr Neilson

xx xxx xxxx                               Wg Cdr W J Rye

xx Feb 1958                             Wg Cdr A C Rawlinson

xx Sep 1958                             Gp Capt P P Hanks

 8 Aug 1961                             Gp Capt T Balmforth

xx xxx xxxx

 8 Jul 1966                               Gp Capt J D Ford

 1 Jan 1969                              Gp Capt J H Walton

12 Feb 1971                            Gp Capt G S Cooper

23 Nov 1972                           Gp Capt P G Peacock

 

RAF Pocklington

xx xxx 1941                             Gp Capt S O Bufton

xx xxx xxxx                              Gp Capt N Carter

xx xxx xxxx                              Gp Capt E J Corbally

 

RAF Rufforth

xx xxx 1953                              Wg Cdr Thomas

xx xxx 1956                             Wg Cdr Randell

xx Feb 1958                             Wg Cdr E J Brooks

xx Jan 1959                              ?

 

RAF Skipton-on-Swale

xx xxx xxxx                            Gp Capt L E Wray (captured 8 Jun 1942)

 

RAF Staxton Wold

29 Aug 1969                            Wg Cdr D Salkeld*

28 Jun 1971                             Wg Cdr M W S Grigson*

 2 Apr 1973                             Wg Cdr N N Thomas*

14 Apr 1975                            Wg Cdr B Coggan

 6 Dec 1976                             Wg Cdr P C Phillips

 3 Aug 1981                             Wg Cdr I H Campbell

17 Oct 1983                            Wg Cdr P T West

*subordinate to RAF Patrington

 

RAF Sutton on Hull

17 May 1939                          Wg Cdr J M Brickman*

28 May 1940                          Wg Cdr K D F McCaskill*

 1 Dec 1941                            Wg Cdr H F Luck*

 9 Oct 1942                            Wg Cdr S J Palmer*

17 Jul 1944                             Sqn Ldr J Hardy

xx Aug 1944                           Sqn Ldr J A Booker

20 Oct 1945                           Sqn Ldr R W Flegg

 1 Sep 1947                            Sqn Ldr J E G Hancock

 8 Nov 1947                           Wg Cdr G F Milne

 9 Feb 1951                            Wg Cdr H F Bishop

 7 Jan 1953                             Wg Cdr W R Beaman

 9 Feb 1953                            Wg Cdr D I Eyres

xx Sep 1954                            Wg Cdr F I Ratcliffe

xx Mar 1956                           Wg Cdr W B Flemming

xx Feb 1958                            Wg Cdr G Packe

*OC, No 17 Balloon Centre (until 15 Oct 1942)

 

RAF Thornaby

 2 Mar 1936                             Gp Capt C H Elliott-Smith*

 1 Jun 1937                              Wg Cdr J Leacroft

12 May 1938                           Gp Capt E O Grenfell

28 Jul 1938                              Gp Capt S P Simpson

*Cmdt, No 9 FTS

 

RAF Topcliffe

xx Nov 1942                            Gp Capt E I Bussell

xx xxx xxxx

xx xxx 1953                             Gp Capt J G Davis

xx xxx xxxx

xx Jun 1957                              Gp Capt E A Johnston

 7 Aug 1959                             Gp Capt R D Stubbs

24 Jan 1962                             Gp Capt A M Ruston

24 Aug 1964                            Gp Capt B W Parsons

11 Aug 1966                           

27 May 1968                           Gp Capt N Poole

16 Oct 1970                            Gp Capt B W Plenderleith

15 Sep 1972                            Gp Capt W C Milne

Officers shown in Italics either never reached Air Rank or were not in the General Duties Branch when they did so

[Breighton | Burn | Catfoss | Catterick | Church Fenton | Dishforth | Driffield | East Moor |Finningley | Full Sutton | Fylingdales | Holme on Spalding Moor | Howden | Leconfield | Leeming | Lindholme | Linton-on-Ouse | Lissett | Marston Moor | Middle St George | Patrington | Pocklington | Rufforth | Staxton Wold | Sutton on Hull | Thornaby | Topcliffe]

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