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HQ No 210 Group Personnel, locations and units

[Dec 1943 | Jun 1944 | Jun 1945]

This Group was originally formed on 1 May 1943 at Tripoli as No 210 (Fighter) Group within Middle East Command.  Control was transferred to North-West African Air Forces on 1 October 1943 and to North-West African Coastal Air Force on 15 October and finally Mediterranean Allied Coastal Air Force on 1 January 1944.  It moved to Algiers on 19 October 1943, Alma Marine on 30 October and back to Algiers on 6 January, disbanding there on 1 May 1944.

It reformed on 6 July 1944 at the Standard Oil Building in Algiers to control coastal air forces in North Africa.

June 1944

Location Command Controlled
Algiers Mediterranean Allied Coastal Air Force
  • No units listed


Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt E W Whitley 15 Oct 1943 Air Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC
Air Staff
Wg Cdr John M Thompson 29 Mar1944 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr R E Smissen 15 Oct 1943  
Sqn Ldr J E G Utting 15 Oct 1943  
Sqn Ldr R Hadingham 11 Mar 1944  
Sqn Ldr P H Burgoyne 22 Feb 2944  
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr M Devlin 15 Oct 1943  
Staffs of the Services
Sqn Ldr A Shimmons 15 Oct 1943  
Sqn Ldr S E G Presho 13 Mar 1944  
Wg Cdr M O Richardson 23 Dec 1943 Senior Medical Officer, MRCS, LRCP

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

It moved to Hotel St George in Algiers on 6 August 1944 and was transferred to AHQ Malta in January 1945.  It disbanded on 25 April 1945.

June 1945

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List


[Dec 1943 | Jun 1944 | Jun 1945]

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