25 Apr 17

Former Commanding Officers

Former No. 8 Squadron Commanding Officers

Maj LEO Charlton DSO 1 Jan 15
Maj ACH Maclean   24 Aug 15
Maj PHL Playfair   12 Jan 16
Maj EL Gossage   24 Aug 16
Maj TL Leigh-Mallory   27 Nov 17
Sqn Ldr DL Allen AFC 18 Oct 20
Sqn Ldr GH Bowman DSO, MC, DFC 24 Feb 22
Sqn Ldr F Sowrey DSO, MC, AFC 5 Feb 24
Sqn Ldr WA McClaughry DSO, MC, DFC 27 Oct 24
Sqn Ldr GH Bowman DSO, MC, DFC 1 Feb 28
Sqn Ldr The Hon RA Cochrane AFC 1 Feb 29
Sqn Ldr JL Vachell MC 14 Nov 29
Sqn Ldr RS Sorley DSC 2 Jan 31
Sqn Ldr HB Russell AFC 13 Jan 33
Sqn Ldr HSP Walmsley MC, DFC 9 Feb 35
Sqn Ldr JFT Barrett DSO, DFC 11 Mar 37
Sqn Ldr RL Phillips   20 Jan 39
Sqn Ldr DS Bradford   20 Sep 39
Wg Cdr A Foord Kelsey   6 Aug 41
Wg Cdr TJ Hanlon   11 Oct 41
Wg Cdr RH Humphries   20 Nov 41
Wg Cdr DW Reid DFC 10 Aug 42
Wg Cdr MGL Foster AFC 13 Jul 44
Wg Cdr JM Milburn   12 May 45
Wg Cdr PE St E O’Brien DFC 6 Sep 46
Sqn Ldr FWM Jensen DFC, AFC 10 Feb 47
Sqn Ldr A McK S Steedman DFC 11 Apr 49
Sqn Ldr CRA Forsyth DSO 20 Oct 50
Sqn Ldr JW Stephens DFC 1 Feb 52
Sqn Ldr DB Bretherton DFC 1 May 52
Sqn Ldr AJ Houston   3 Mar 54
Sqn Ldr HD Johnson DFC 7 Mar 56
Sqn Ldr CI Blyth DFC, AFC 1 Sep 56
Sqn Ldr GP Elliott   Dec 57
Sqn Ldr R Knight   Mar 59
Sqn Ldr LA Jones   17 Mar 61
Sqn Ldr TS Syme DFC 11 Apr 63
Sqn Ldr DPJ Melaniphy   1 Jun 65
Sqn Ldr FA Trowern AFC 20 May 67
Sqn Ldr J McVie   26 Oct 68
Sqn Ldr WIC Stoker   21 Oct 70
Wg Cdr GJE Moores   1 Jan 71
Wg Cdr JD Drysdale   21 Dec 73
Wg Cdr GJ Carter   9 Apr 76
Wg Cdr PFJ Burton AFC 1 Apr 78
Wg Cdr WA Newman   7 Jun 80
Wg Cdr DHA Greenway OBE 24 May 82
Wg Cdr MC Cooper   15 Jun 84
Wg Cdr DC Henken   21 Nov 86
Wg Cdr SJ Roncoroni   26 May 89
Wg Cdr CJ Booth   1 May 90
Wg Cdr RG Thompson   1 Jul 91
Wg Cdr JA Hall   16 Jun 93
Wg Cdr T Almond   1 Feb 96
Wg Cdr GW MacInnes   13 Nov 98
Wg Cdr DH Johnstone   16 Jun 01
Wg Cdr MA Jeffery   07 Nov 03
Sqn Ldr RP Mepham   21 Dec 04
Wg Cdr EAC Elliot   16 May 05
Wg Cdr AT Martin   14 Jan 08
Wg Cdr P Moss   30 May 10
Wg Cdr J Beldon MBE 3 Oct 12
Wg Cdr S Kilvington   6 Nov 14