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103 Squadron COs from Formation to Final Disbandment.

Formed at Beaulieu. UK

1st September 1917 – Maj Thomas Maxwell-Scott MC

1st February 1918 – Maj W A S Rough.

26th March 1918 – Maj E N Fuller.

21st September 1918 – Maj Michael H B Nethersole DSO.

Disbanded at Shotwick UK 26th March 1919.

Reformed at Andover. UK

10th August 1936 - S/L Denis H Carey.

19th February 1938 – S/L W J Millen.

22nd August 1938 – S/L John Coverdale MID. Later Wing Commander. Killed in action 21st June 1943 with 431 Sqn.

27th January 1939 – W/C H J Gemmell.

12th March 1940 – W/C T C Dickens CB CBE. Later Air Commodore.

23rd November 1940 – S/L Charles E R Tait DFC

5th December 1940 – W/C Charles Eric Littler. Killed in action 30th March 1941

4th April 1941 – W/C Brian Everard Lowe. Later Group Captain. Killed in flying accident near Scunthorpe 18th July 1943.

25th August 1941 – W/C R S Ryan.

9th March 1942 – W/C Joscelyn F H Du Boulay DFC. Later Group Captain

9th September 1942 – W/C Robert A C Carter CB DSO DFC A.F.R.Ae.S. Later Air Commodore.

17th April 1943 – W/C J A Slater DFC

18th October 1943 – W/C E D McK Nelson CB. Later Air Commodore

6th May 1944 – W/C Hubert Reginald Goodman RHAFC  Killed in action 12th May 1944,

12th May 1944 – W/C John Ramsey St John DSO DFC and bar

1st December 1944 – W/C Duncan F MacDonald. Later Air Commodore.

7th August 1945 – W/C Michael W Renaut DFC

Disbanded at Elsham Wolds UK 26th November 1945

Reformed at Gutersloh Germany.

30th November 1954 – S/L R C Schuster DFC

Disbanded at Gutersloh 1st August 1956.

Reformed at Nicosia, Cyprus

30th November 1959 – S/L J L Price.

9th August 1961 – S/L L A Wilson.

Disbanded at Nicosia 31st July 1961.

Reformed at Seletar, Singapore.

1st August 1963 – S/L P L Davis MC.

19th August 1965 – S/L F D Hopkins.

1st March 1968 – S/L I Horrocks.

20th February 1970 – S/L P R Bond.

Finally disbanded at Tengah, Singapore. 31st July 1975.

Compiled by David Fell

 

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