Commandant-General of the RAF Regiment

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The Commandant-General of the RAF Regiment (CG RAF Regt) is the Royal Air Force commander of the RAF Regiment. The post was established in January 1942 immediately prior to the creation of the RAF Regiment. The first two holders of the post were major-generals in the British Army. From 1948 onward, the Commandant-General has been an RAF officer of air rank. These officers all held the rank of air vice-marshal until 1993 when the post was downgraded to air commodore. The current incumbent is Air Commodore R W La Forte.

Commandants-general[edit]

Ordinal
Date of appointment Rank on appointment Name of officer Other duty
1st
January 1942
Major-General
Sir Claude Liardet
Director-General of Ground Defences at the Air Ministry
2nd
1945
Major-General
A E Robinson[1]
3rd
30 June 1948
Air Vice-Marshal
H T Lydford
Inspector of Ground Combat Training
4th
26 October 1950
Air Vice-Marshal
S C Strafford[2]
Inspector of Ground Combat Training
5th
1 October 1952
Air Vice-Marshal
Sir Francis Mellersh
Inspector of Ground Combat Training
6th
23 September 1954
Air Vice-Marshal
B C Yarde
Inspector of Ground Defence
7th
12 February 1957
Air Vice-Marshal
J L F Fuller-Good
Inspector of Ground Defence
8th
1 March 1959
Air Vice-Marshal
J H Harris
Inspector of Ground Defence
9th
5 August 1961
Air Vice-Marshal
E M F Grundy
Inspector of Ground Defence
10th
7 January 1963
Air Vice-Marshal
Sir Bernard Chacksfield
Inspector of Ground Defence
11th
3 May 1968
Air Vice-Marshal
B P Young
Inspector of Ground Defence
12th
6 January 1973
Air Vice-Marshal
D A Pocock[3]
Inspector of Ground Defence
13th
3 May 1975
Air Vice-Marshal
A Griffiths
Inspector of Ground Defence - to 1976, Director-General of Security (RAF) - from 1976
14th
28 May 1977
Air Vice-Marshal
B G Lock[4]
Director-General of Security (RAF)
15th
28 April 1979
Air Vice-Marshal
H Reed-Purvis[5]
Director-General of Security (RAF)
16th
4 August 1983
Air Vice-Marshal
J F G Howe[6]
Director-General of Security (RAF)
17th
30 August 1985
Air Vice-Marshal
D B Leech[7]
Director-General of Security (RAF)
18th
15 December 1987
Air Vice-Marshal
J H Harris[8]
Director-General of Security (RAF)
19th
11 January 1990
Air Vice-Marshal
G C Williams[9]
Director-General of Security (RAF)
20th
25 January 1991
Air Vice-Marshal
D R Hawkins (later named Hawkins-Leth)
21st
8 March 1993
Air Commodore
T G Thorn
Director of Defence Fire Services
22nd
23rd
circa 1998
Air Commodore
I McNeil
24th
circa 2000
Air Commodore
R C Moore
25th
1 April 2001
Air Commodore
N A Bairsto[10]
26th
January 2003
Air Commodore
S Anderton
27th
March 2005?
Air Commodore
P J Drissell[11][12]
28th
2 January 2007
Air Commodore
S Abbott[13]
Air Officer RAF Police
29th
5 February 2010
Air Commodore
R W La Forte[14]
30th
February 2012
Air Commodore
N Bray
31st
13 May 2013
Air Commodore
A J Hall

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