Commanding Officers

 

1912 -1944

1945 – to date

Officer Commanding Dates Officer Commanding Dates
Maj H R M Brooke-Popham Apr-12 Sqn Ldr R B Cole DFC Feb-45
Maj J M Salmond DSO Apr-14 Sqn Ldr C H Macfie DFC May-47
Maj D S Lewis DSO Apr-15 Sqn Ldr D R Griffiths DFC Nov-49
Maj E R Ludlow-Hewitt MC Nov-15 Sqn Ldr W J S Sutherland Jun-52
Maj H D Harvey-Kelly DSO Jan-16 Sqn Ldr D C H Simmons CBE AFC Dec-53
Maj D E Stodart Sep-16 Sqn Ldr T H Hutchinson Dec-54
Maj E D Horsfall May-17 Wg Cdr D W B Farrar DFC AFC Jan-59
Maj J A De Courcy Jun-17 Wg Cdr A F Peers DFC May-60
Maj R Raymond-Barker Sep-17 Sqn Ldr D G Walker AFC Jan-61
Maj R St Clair-McClintock MC Apr-18 Wg Cdr D F C Ross DFC Jan-61
Sqn Ldr G G A Williams Dec-20 Wg Cdr J L Field CBE Jul-63
Sqn Ldr D G Donald Jun-22 Wg Cdr L E H Scotchmer Jul-65
Sqn Ldr C C Miles Feb-23 Wg Cdr R Hollingworth May-67
Sqn Ldr J C Russell DSO Apr-24 Wg Cdr MR T Chandler Dec-69
Sqn Ldr J M Robb DFC Apr-26 Wg Cdr H D Seymour Sep-70
Sqn Ldr E D Johnson AFC Sep-27 Wg Cdr P H Champniss AFC Jan-72
Sqn Ldr C A Stevans MC Aug-30 Sqn Ldr J D Rust Jun-72
Sqn Ldr G Martyn Mar-34 Wg Cdr G C Williams AFC Aug-72
Sqn Ldr H L P Lester Mar-36 Wg Cdr R E Johns LVO Jan-75
Sqn Ldr H H Chapman Aug-38 Wg Cdr G R Profit AFC OBE Oct-77
Sqn Ldr P Gifford DFC Nov-39 Wg Cdr R E Holliday Mar-80
Sqn Ldr W M Churchill DSO, DFC May-40 Wg Cdr J H Thompson Jun-83
Sqn Ldr SF Godden Jun-40 Wg Cdr B S Morris OBE AFC Apr-86
Sqn Ldr G F Chater DFC Sep-40 Wg Cdr P L Moules Dec-88
Sqn Ldr A W Cole Nov-40 Wg Cdr R M Thomas AFC OBE Jan-91
Sqn Ldr R E Barnett MBE Jan-41 Wg Cdr C R Loader OBE Aug-93
Sqn Ldr E P P Gibbs Jan-41 Wg Cdr A F P Dezonie OBE Dec-95
Sqn Ldr R F Aitken Apr-41 Wg Cdr A D Stevenson OBE Jun-98
Sqn LdrA E Berry DFC Apr-42 Wg Cdr S D Atha Dec-00
Sqn Ldr L F De Soomer Aug-42 Wg Cdr B Hedley MBE RAF Jun-03
Sqn Ldr S R Thomas DFC AFC Aug-43 Wg Cdr L Bennett, RAF Mar-06
Sqn Ldr R Hawkins MC DFC Sep-43 Wg Cdr J D Milne, DFC Apr-08
Sqn Ldr A C Dredge DFC Oct-43 Wg Cdr R P G Patounas Sep-10
Sqn Ldr K A Wigglesworth DFC Aug-44 Wg Cdr I J Townsend      Oct-12
Sqn Ldr H Sweetman DFC Sep-44  Wg Cdr C Moon     Oct-14
Sqn Ldr K F Thiele DSO DFC 2 Bars 14 Dec 1944 –  Wg Cdr L Cunningham    Jan-17
 10 Feb 1945