No. 16 Group RAF

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No. 16 Group
Active 1 April 1918 – 7 February 1920
1 December 1936 – 8 March 1946
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  Royal Air Force
Type Training (1918–1920)
Reconnaissance (1936–1946)
Part of No. 4 Area
(1 Apr 1918 – 7 May 1918)
North-Eastern Area
(8 May 1918 – 17 Oct 1919)
Northern Area
(18 Oct 1919 – 7 Feb 1920)
RAF Coastal Command
(1 Dec 1936 – 8 Mar 1946)
Motto(s) We seek to strike
Engagements World War II

No. 16 Group RAF was the title of two Royal Air Force groups; a training group from 1918 to 1920 that had been transferred from the Royal Flying Corps, and a reconnaissance group formed under RAF Coastal Command in 1936.[1]

Air Officers Commanding[edit]

Date Air Officer Commanding[1]
1 April 1918 – 18 October 1919 unknown
18 October 1919 – 7 February 1920 Group Captain H. C. T. Dowding[2]
7 February 1920 – 1 December 1936 disbanded
1 December 1936 – 26 April 1937 unknown
27 April 1937 Air Commodore H. M. Cave-Browne-Cave
17 August 1938 Group Captain I. T. Lloyd (Temporary)
20 September 1938 Air Vice-Marshal Christopher L. Courtney[3][4]
14 March 1939 Group Captain (later Air Commodore) R. L. G. Marix
xx January 1940 Air Vice-Marshal J. H. S. Tyssen
xx February 1942 Air Vice-Marshal I. T. Lloyd
1942 – 1943 Air Vice-Marshal B. E. Baker
28 July 1943 – 8 March 1946 Air Vice-Marshal F. L. Hopps

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Barrass, M. B. "Group No's 10–19". Air of Authority – A History of RAF Organisation. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Barrass, M. B. (2016). "Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding of Bentley Priory". Air of Authority – A History of RAF Organisation. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Higher Appointments". Flight. XXXIV (1552): 257. 22 September 1938. Retrieved 20 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Formation of Reserve Command". Flight. XXXV (1577): 269. 16 March 1939. Retrieved 20 March 2017.