List of all Fleet Air Arm 
Commanding Officers 1939-1945

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L
M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W

- X - Y - Z

 


 
 

 

AH Abrams RN
Born 
Rank: Lt Cdr 
Honours and Awards: DSC date 
Died 
Other information 

  • Gibraltar convoy escort duties, HMS Unicorn, 5-6.1943 (818 sqdn).
  • Seniority 6.1956 (C)


Commands:

818

Oct 1942

July 1943

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CR Allen RNVR
Born 
Rank: Lt Cdr (A). 
Honours and Awards 
Died 
Other information

  • two weeks after taking command of 813 sqdn,  squadron succeeded in  sinking the German U-Boat U-921, 30.9.1944 (813 sqdn)
  • squadron shot down 4 enemy aircraft, 1944 (813 sqdn).


Commands:

813

Sept 1944

Oct, 1944

 

 


 

 

HP Allingham RNR
Born 
Rank: Lt (1941), Lt Cdr (1943) 
Honours and Awards: 
Died 
Other information 

  • 1 confirmed victory,  Bf109 shot down in Hurricane Z4245, Sidi Barrani  (806sqdn) 7.9.1941
  • 1 confirmed damaged He111 (shared with BHC Nation), in Hurricane, Sid Barrani  (806 sqdn) 25.1.1942 
  • took up command 1831 corsair sqdn at Quonset Point, USA, thence on HMS Trumpeter. In UK sqdn joined 15th Naval Fighter Wing.
  • barrier crashes USS Charger 27.9.1943 and 29.9.1943
  • Seniority 5.1947 (Lt Cdr)


Commands:

1831

July 1943

Dec 1943

 Sqdn disbanded
Dec 1943

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

JO Armour RM
Born 
Rank: Major Royal Marines 
Honours and Awards: 
Died 
Other information 

  • in spitfire hit another aircraft taxying 6.10.1942 (761 sqdn)
  • in fulmar reported bird strike 25.1.1943 (784 sqdn)
  • As Co 892 hellcat sqdn saw no action, joining HMS Ocean in 11. 1945
  • Seniority 12.1954 (Cdr)


Commands:

892

April 1945

End of WW2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

JF Arnold RN
Born 
Rank: Lt Cdr (A). 
Honours and Awards 
Died 
Other information 

  • CO of 845 avenger sqdn when it joined 31st Naval TBR Wing 
  • led sqdn in attacks on oil refinery and harbour at Sourabaya, Java, HMS Illustrious, 5.1944 (845 sqdn)
  • support to photo recco during Operation Stacey, Malaya and Norther Sumatra, HMS Empress, 3.1945
  • sqdn detachment strikes in Northern Sumatra, HMS Shah, June 1945
  • Seniority 9.1949 (Lt Cdr)


Commands:

845

Oct, 1943

May 1945

 

 

 

LCB Ashburner RN
Born England
Rank: Lt Cdr 
Honours and Awards 
Died 19.11.1941
Other information

  • took over 829 after previous CO, Lt Cdr Dalyell-Stead, shot down in attack on Italian battleship Vittorio Veneto, Battle of Matapan, 28.3.1941.
  • involved in attacks on Scarpanto Island, 5.1941 (829 sqdn)
  • assembled the first commissioned 834 sqdn in Eastleigh, with the intention of leading the squadron to Palisadoes, Jamaica, in Dec 1941. 
  • killed 7 days after taking up command of 834 sqdn, at Royal Naval Hospital Haslar, 19.11.1941.


Commands:

829

March 1941

Dec 1941

 

834

Nov 1941

Nov 1941

 Killed 19.11.9141

 

 

WGS Aston RM
Born 
Rank: Captain Royal Marines 
Honours and Awards 
Died 
Other information 

  • Swordfish attacked De Mok naval air base, Texel island in search for MTB. 
  • Force-landed on Goodwin sands, Sub Lt PHL Rylands killed  28.5.1940 (825 sqdn) 
  • attached to RAF Coastal Command, 2.1943
  • involved in minelaying, night patrols and shipping attacks in the English Channel, 1943 (833 sdqn)
  • Seniority 6.1948 (Maj) 


Commands:

833

Jan 1943

May 1943

 

 

 

 

 

 

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