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Commodores of the RFA

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The rank of Commodore RFA was established in 1951 and since that date holders of this rank have been:

  

From

To

Stanley G. Kent OBE

August 1951

May 1954

William Brunswick Browne OBE

June 1954

December 1955

Thomas H Card OBE

December 1955

January 1957

Thomas Elder CBE DSC

January 1957

March 1962

Albert E Curtain OBE RD

March 1962

August 1964

Eric Payne CBE

September 1964

June 1966

Griffith O W Evans CBE DSC

June 1966

January 1968

Joe Dines CBE RD

January 1968

May 1971

Henry O L’Estrange DSC RD

June 1971

December 1972

George Robson CBE

December 1972

May 1977

Samuel C Dunlop CBE DSO

May 1977

March 1983

James G M Coull

March 1983

September 1985

Barry H Rutterford

June 1986

May 1989

Richard Montgomery Thorn CBE

May 1989

May 1994

Norman D Squire CBE

May 1994

March 1999

Peter J Lannin CBE

March 1999

September 2003

Robert C Thornton CBE

October 2003

September 2008

William M Walworth CBE

September 2008

September 2013

Robert William Dorey

September 2013

October 2015

Duncan Lawrence Lamb

October 2015

 

The rank of Commodore Chief Engineer and more recently Commodore (E)

was first established in 1960 and since that date holders to this rank have been: -

David C. Leathley OBE

January 1960

September 1961

Reginald R. Darroch OBE

September 1961

July 1963

J. A. MacPhearson

March 1964

May 1966

William E. Young

August 1966

May 1972

John R. Warne

June 1972

December 1978

George S. Burnett

December 1978

January 1982

Albert C. Hawke

March 1982

August 1984

Thomas J.W. Humphrey

August 1984

September 1985

Allan Forster

September 1985

March 1989

Kenneth Lacy

March 1989

April 1993

Peter W. Goodman

April 1993

October 1995

Nicholas K. Ball

October 1995

April 2002

Michael D. Norfolk

April 2002

February 2008

David Preston OBE

February 2008

March 2014

Ian Schumacker

March 2015