The first Pakistani Commander-in-Chief (C-in-C) of Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Air Marshal Asghar Khan, chose Mr Hugh Catchpole to succeed Mr Sprawson. The C-in-C happened to be an old student of Mr. Catchpole from Prince of Wales' Royal Indian Military College, Dehra Dun. Mr Catchpole , however , could not take over immediately for he was still serving as the Principal Cadet College, Hasan Abdal . Therefore, Mr G Stott, the then School Headmaster was appointed as the caretaker Principal. He continued to fill this position till 19 February, 1958, and then went to join PAF Public School, Lower Topa as the Principal.