16 Air Land Regiment Past Commanders

Regimental Name Changes

The Regiment was formed on the 2 June 1969 when the 110th and 111th Light Anti-Aircraft Batteries were combined. At that time the Regiment was named 16th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment. Over the years the Regiment has gone through a number of name changes:

  • 1969 – 1974 – – 16th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
  • 1974 – 1978 – – 16th Air Defence Regiment (Light)
  • 1978 – 2012 – – 16th Air Defence Regiment
  • 2012 – Present – – 16th Air Land Regiment

Commanding Officers

Jul 1969 – Sep 1969W.J Marray (MAJ)
Sep 1969 – Dec 1972D.J. Ashmore
Jan 1973 – Oct 1974B.L. Nyman LVO, MBE
Dec 1974 – Jun 1976W.L. Murray
Jun 1976 – Dec 1978M.R. Hawkins
Jan 1979 – Dec 1980W.R. Hamilton
Dec 1980 – Oct 1982G.D. Carter AM
Nov 1982 – Dec 1984R.V. McEvoy MBE
Dec 1984 – Jan 1987C.H. Hunter
Jan 1987 – Feb 1989J. Derbyshire
Feb 1989 – Dec 1990A.G. Warner AO, LVO
Jan 1991 – Dec 1992K.R. Cross
Dec 1992 – Dec 1994R.J. Foster
Jan 1995 – Dec 1996P.F. Appleton
Dec 1996 – Jan 1999H.L. Graham
Jan 1999 – Jan 2001G.P. Fogarty
Jan 2001 – Jan 2003T.D. Pickford
Jan 2003 – Jan 2005D.P. Coghlan
Jan 2005 – Dec 2006I.S. Lawes
Dec 2006 – Dec 2008P.D. McKay
Dec 2008 – Dec 2010J.B. McLean
Dec 2011 – Dec 2013R.A. Vagg
Dec 2013 – Dec 2016Berni White
Dec 2016 – Dec 2018Corey J Shillabeer CSC
Dec 2018 – CurrentMark Mankowski

Regimental Sergeant Majors

Jun 1969 – Jan 1971R.F. Bassett
Jan 1971 – May 1971D.J. Henrys
May 1971 – Oct 1971D.R. Holbrook
Oct 1971 – Nov 1971S.H. Rawlins
Dec 1971 – Aug 1973W.C. Liddell
Aug 1973 – Dec 1975W.J. French
Dec 1975 – Dec 1977K.D. Charlton
Dec 1977 – Jan 1980G.I. Hodgson
Jan 1980 – Dec 1981E. Harkin
Dec 1981 – Aug 1983L.C. Black
Aug 1983 – Dec 1985P.D. Doherty
Dec 1985 – Dec 1987M.W. Roddie
Jan 1988 – Dec 1990J.W. Horder
Dec 1990 – Dec 1992G.D. Chillingsworth, OAM
Dec 1992 – Dec 1994D.A. Jones
Dec 1994 – Dec 1996J.M. Leckning, OAM
Dec 1996 – Jan 1999R.D. Dunne
Jan 1999 – Jan 2002I.D. Biggs
Jan 2002 – Jan 2004D.A. Jones
Jan 2004 – Jan 2006M.R. Clayton
Jan 2006 – Jan 2008R.J. Torney
Jan 2008 – Jan 2010G.M. Potter
Jan 2010 – Jan 2013A.M. Hortle
Jan 2013 – Dec 2015B.J. Fox
Jan 2015 – Dec 2017J. Jarvis
Dec 2017 – PresentJ.A. Cornwall