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Nos 300  - 910 Wings


This list does not include Initial Training Wings, which are listed under Ground Training Units.

No 300 Wing

This was formed at Camden, Melbourne on 15 December 1944 as No 300 (Transport) Wing to control RAF transport units operating in Australia.  These includ No 1315 Flt and Nos 48, 238 and 243 Squadrons as well as numerous Staging Posts, being redesignated No 300 Group on 24 April 1945.

No 300 Group reverted to the designation No 300 (Transport) Wing at Kowloon. Hong Kong on 31 March 1946 and disbanded on 30 April 1946,


No 301 Wing

This was formed at Northwood. Middlesex on 25 May 1945 as No 301 (Transport Training) Wing as a lodger unit at Coastal Command HQ, to control Nos 53, 59, 86, 206, 220, 304 and 311 Squadrons but disbanded on 1 October 1945, its squadrons being taken over by No 47 Group.


No 302 Wing

This was formed at Ibsley on 1 July 1945 as No 302 (Transport) Wing for service with Tiger Force.  By October it was possibly at Seletar and by November it was in Hong Kong, where it disbanded into AHQ Hong Kong on 14 November 1945.


No 303 Wing

This was formed at Sembawang on 1 February 1953 as No 303 (Helicopter) Wing to administer No 194 Squadron, with Dragonfly HR Mk 4s and No 848 RN Squadron with Whirlwind HAR Mk 21s.  On 1 May 1953 it moved to Kuala Lumper, where on 1 September it formed No 1311 Transport Flight with Scottish Aviation Pioneers CC Mk 1s, finally disbanding on 15 February 1954.


No 321 Wing

This was formed at Souk - el - Arba on 7 May 1943 as No 1 AOP Maintenance Wing, being redesignated No 321 (AOP Maintenance) Wing on 1 June to control Nos 651 and 654 Squadrons and disbanded on 21 Jun 1943.


No 322 Wing

This was formed at West Kirby on 7 September 1942 as No 322 (Fighter) Wing for service in North Africa, with the wing HQ being set up at Maison Blanche in Eastern Air Command on 8 November.  On moving to Djidjelli it assumed control of Nos 81, 154. 225 and 242 in No 242 Group, this group being transferred to Northwest African Tactical Air Force on 18 February.  By July the Wing was in No 211 Group and was later transferred to 87th Wing, 12th Tactical Air Command. USAAF.  On 1 October it was placed in Northwest African Air Forces, then to RAF Middle East on 9 December, to No 209 Group on 10 March 1944, to Mediterranean Allied Tactical Air Force on 31 March, then to No 202 Group on 11 July 1944.  On 16 October 1944 it left it aircraft behind and was taken by LST from Marseilles to Naples, then to Gragnano, where it disbanded on 7 November 1944.  The tables below show its various locations and the units assigned to it.

Date Location
12 Nov 1942 Djidjelli
28 Nov 1942 Bone
17 Jan 1943 Tingley
14 Mar 1943 Souk - el - Khemis
13 May 1943 Protville
31 May 1943 Sousse
3 Jun 1943 Ta Kali
by 17 Jul 1943 Augusta area
22 Jul 1943 Lentini East
Aug 1943 Gerbini
3 Sep 1943 detachment to Milazzo East
10 Sep 1943 Milazzo
25 Sep 1943 Seretelle
16 Oct 1943 Gioia del Colle
14 Dec 1943 from North Africa to Kabrit en route Aleppo
Dec 1943 No 21 PTC Kasfareet
25 Dec 1943 Nerab South
6 Jan 1944 Aleppo
29 Jan 1944  - 3 Apr 1944 detachment to Ramat David
5 Feb 1944 left Aleppo (for DAF)
5 Apr 1944 Alto
19 Apr 1944 Poretta
11 Jul 1944 Calenzana
23 Aug 1944 Frejus
5 Sep 1944 Montelimar
21 Sep 1944 Le Vallon

 

Dates Squadron Notes
 8 Nov 1942 Nos 81, 154. 225 and 242  
24 Nov 1942 No 152 to No 324 Wing
18 Feb 1943 Nos 8, 81, 114, 154, 232 and 242 units controlled on this date
27 Mar 1943 No 322 Wing Training Flight formed at Montesquieu
19 Apr 1943 Training Flight to Kaala Djerda
 9 Dec 1943 Nos 154, 232, 242 and 243 on transfer to RAF Middle East

Officers Commanding

Sep 1942            Gp Capt C H Appleton


No 323 Wing

This was formed as a non - mobile HQ at Maison Blanche on 8 November 1942 as No 323 (Fighter) Wing in Eastern Air Command in No 242 Group.  On 18 February 1943 it was transferred to Northwest African Coastal Air Force, with Nos 32, 43, 87 and 253 Squadrons, moving on 13 March to Jamappes, to Tingley on 16 April and finally to Nefsa, near Djebel Abioud on 29 April, where it disbanded on 6 May 1943.

It reformed at Bizerte on 16 May 1943 by redesignating RAF Maison Blanche in Northwest African Coastal Air Force.  By July 1943 it was in No 242 Group but on 6 August it withdrawn to train for new role with it duties being transferred to a new No 286 Wing in October and disbanded in Mediterranean Allied Coastal Air Force on 7 July 1945.  The tables below show its various locations and the units assigned to it.

Date Location
18 - 29 May 1943 La Sebala
1 Sep 1943 near Sidi Amor
20 Sep 1943 in transit
9 Oct 1943 Montecorvino
14 Dec 1943 Foggia

 

Dates Squadron Notes
18 Feb 1943 Nos 73, 219 and 255 Squadrons, 51st FG USAAF (2nd, 4th and 5th Squadrons) on joining NwACAF
by Jun 1943 No 2/5 Lafayette and No 2/7 French Sqn joined
by 6 Aug 1943 Nos 32, 73, 87 and 253 on strength on this date
31 Oct 1943 Nos 32, 73, 253 and 608 det on strength on this date
14 Dec 1943 Nos 32, 87 and 253 included on this date
Oct 1944 Nos 255, 256, 272, 458 and 682 included on this date
22 Feb 1945 No 624 joined
Mar 1945 No 38 and 293 included on this date
22 Apr 1945 No 38 to No 287 Wing

Officers Commanding

xx May 1943            Gp Capt V S Bowling


No 324 Wing

This was formed at Wilmslow on 14 September 1942 as No 324 (Fighter) Wing for service in North Africa. A mobile wing HQ was set up at Maison Blanche on 13 November, moving to Souk - el - Arba in No 242 Group on 20 November.  On 18 February 1943 it joined Northwest African Tactical Air Force and was transferred to Northwest African Air Forces on 1 October but by June 1944 was under the control of the 64th Wing, 12th Tactical Air Command, USAAF, returning to RAF control in the form of No 202 Group on 12 Jul 1944 then to Desert Air Force on 6 October 1944 and disbanded on 10 June 1947.  The tables below show its various locations and the units assigned to it.

Date Location
20 Nov 1942 Souk - el - Arba
Dec 1942 Ghardimaou
15 Jan 1943 Souk - el - Khemis
19 Apr 1943 Training Flight to Kaala Djerda
6 Apr 1943 Souk - el - Arba
Apr 1943 Ariana
16 May 1943 Sidi Tabet
27 May 1943 in transit
9 Jun 1943 Hal Far
13 Jul 1943 Comiso
30 Jul 1943 Pachino South
29 Aug 1943 Pano Bianco
2 Sep 1943 Casalla
5 Sep 1943 Falconara
12 Sep 1943 Tusciana
10 Oct 1943 Gioia del Colle
11 Oct 1943 Capodichino
16 Jan 1944 Lago (forward LG at Nettuno)
21 May 1944 Nettuno
4 Jun 1944 Trecancelli
13 Jun 1944 Tarquina
20 Jul 1944 Calvi
18 Aug 1944 Ramatuelle
25 Aug 1944 Sisteron
7 Sep 1944 Lyon/Bron
21 Sep 1944 La Jasse
9 Oct 1944 Peretola
16 Nov 1944 Rimini
16 Feb 1945 Ravenna
4 May 1945 Rivolto
10 May 1945 Klagenfurt
24 Jun 1944 Grosseto
5 Jul 1944 Piombino
7 Aug 1945 Wertzel Hotel, Portschach
29 Aug 1945 Klagenfurt
11 Sep 1945 Zeltweg
23 Sep 1946 Tissano
11 Jan 1947 Treviso
5 Jun 1947 Nicosia 

 

Dates Squadron Notes
13 Nov 1942 Nos 72, 93, 111, 152 and 255 allocated on establishment
24 Nov 1942 No 152 to No 322 Wing
29 Nov 1942 No 241 joined
15 Feb 1943 No 255 to No 325 Wing
18 Feb 1943 Nos 72, 93, 111, 152 and 243 units controlled on this date
27 Mar 1943 No 324 Wing Training Flight formed at Montesquieu
2 May 1943 No 43 joined
10 May 1945 Nos 43 and 72 units controlled on this date
10 Aug 1945 No 40 SAAF joined
20 Oct 1945 No 40 SAAF disbanded
23 Sep 1946 Nos 43, 72 and 111 units controlled on this date
30 Dec 1946 No 72 disbanded
19 Jan 1947 No 253 joined
12 May 1947 No 111 disbanded
16 May 1947 Nos 43 and 253 disbanded
     

It reformed at Khartoum on 11 November 1947 as No 249 Mobile Wing, comprising Nos 6 and 213 Squadrons. On 24 August 1948 it moved to Deversoir, where No 249 Squadron joined on 29 March 1949 and disbanded in February 1951.


No 325 Wing

This was formed at Wilmslow on 14 September 1942 as No 325 (Naval Co - operation) Wing for service in North Africa, setting up a mobile wing HQ at Maison Blanche on 22 November.  On 7 December, the UK party disembarked at Philippeville in No 242 Group, with an element at Djidjelli.  It initially comprised Nos 32, 87, 153, 232, 241, 243 and 600 Squadrons, moving to Setif on 10 January 1943.  No 255 Squadron was taken over from No 324 Wing on 15 February, with the Wing being taken over by Northwest African Coastal Air Force three days later, now with Nos 153, 255 and 600 Squadrons as well as Nos 820 and 826 RN Squadrons at Bone.  On 5 June it was transferred to Northwest African Tactical Air Force and disbanded as No 325 (Night Fighter) Wing on 30 June 1943.

It reformed at Bo Rizzo on 25 Aug 1943 as No 325 (General Reconnaissance) Wing in Northwest African Air Forces, with an Operations Room at Naples.  Initially it controlled No 614 Squadron but on 3 - 4 September it took over No 603 and 608 Squadrons and on 1 November was transferred from Northwest African Coastal Air Force to AHQ Malta, taking over No 52 Squadron at the same time, but this unit departed on 20 February 1944.  On 5 March the Main party disembarked at Naples, moving to Montecorvino the following day, where it took over No 69 Squadron, which left on 10 April.  By June 1944 it was under the control of the 62nd Wing USAAF and on 18 June it moved to Pomigliano, where it disbanded on 12 August 1944 with RAF Pomigliano being formed in its place.

It reformed at Kinloss on 1 April 2006 as No 325 Expeditionary Air Wing (Maritime Patrol and Surveillance) but disbanded in 2013 following the withdrawal of the Nimrod and the closure of RAF Kinloss.


No 326 Wing

This was formed at West Raynham on 5 September 1942 as No 326 (Light Bomber) Wing in Eastern Air Command for service in North Africa.  A mobile Wing HQ was set up at Blida on 22 November and on 18 February 1943 the Wing joined Northwest African Tactical Air Force, being transferred to Northwest African Tactical Bomber Force on 20 March, then to Middle East Command on 24 July and finally to Northwest African Air Forces on 1 October, disbanding on 31 October 1943 with Nos 18 and 114 Squadrons being taken over by No 232 Wing.  The tables below show its various locations and the units assigned to it.

Date Location
1 Nov 1942 sailed from Clyde
12 Nov 1942 arrived Algiers
13 Nov 1942 Blida
28 Nov 1942 Setif
13 Jan 1943 Ain Beida
5 Apr 1943 Wing Training Flight at Maison Forestiere, near Oulmene
1 May 1943 Souk - el - Khemis
31 May 1943 Grombalia
27 Jul 1943 Tunis
30 - 31 Jul 1943 sailed to Gela
1 Aug 1943 Monte Lungo, near Gela West
9 Aug 1943 Comiso
21 Aug 1943 Gerbini No 3 (also used Sigonella)
21 Sep 1943 Brindisi
26 Oct 1943 Foggia No 3 (also Celone)

 

Dates Squadron Notes
5 Sep 1942 Nos 18 and 114 (West Raynham) Nos 13 and 614 (Odiham) allocated on formation
5 Apr 1943 Wing Training Flight (attached No 13 Squadron at Oulmene) formed
16 May 1943 Nos 13 and 614 to NWACAF
3 Oct 1943 No 23 det attached

No 328 Wing

This was formed at Tafaraoui in October 1942 as No 328 (General Reconnaissance) Wing with a non - mobile GR operations room being set up on 10 November in Eastern Air Command.  The HQ moved to Blida on 17 November, now controlling Nos 500, 608 and a detachment of No 815 RN Squadron as well as ASR Walruses.  On 18 February 1943 it joined Northwest African Coastal Air Force, with the 815 Squadron detachment leaving on 5 March and the Wing disbanded on 31 March 1943.

It reformed at Protville on 1 June 1943 in No 242 Group, Northwest African Air Forces with Nos 14, 17, 52, 144, 221 and 458 Squadrons, with No 47 Squadron being attached from No 238 Wing on 22 June.  By 11 September it was controlling Nos 14, 39, 47 and 458 Squadrons with control moving from No 242 Group to HQ Northwest African Coastal Air Force on 1 October 1943 but in June 1944 it joined the 63rd Wing, USAAF and took over No 17 SAAF Squadron from No 338 Wing on 28 July, disbanding on 17 October 1944.  The table below shows its various locations.

Date Location
31 Oct 1943 Sidi Amor
30 Nov 1943 Ghisonaccia
11 Feb 1944 Alghero
18 Sep 1944 Tarquina (detachment remained at Alghero)

No 329 Wing

According to the SD155 dated 22 April 1943 it was due to form as No 329 (Signals) Wing in West Africa Command at Bathurst, Gambia, but this never took place.  However, it was formed at Draria on 10 July 1943 from Nos 371, 380 and 381 Wireless Units as No 329 (Signals) Wing under the control of Northwest African Air Forces to control radar units in North Africa and disbanded on 25 December 1943.


No 330 Wing

This was formed at Portreath on 9 December 1942 as No 330 (Bomber) Wing, comprising Nos 142 and 150 Squadrons, for service in North Africa.  Arriving in Algeria later that month it finally disbanded in No 205 Group on 26 October 1944.  The table below shows its various locations.

Date Location
18 - 19 Dec 1942 Blida
5 May 1943 Fontaine - Chaude, Algeria
26 May 1943 Kairouen West
15 Nov 1943 Oudna II
8 - 16 Dec 1943 Cerignola III
1 - 12 Jan 1944 Toretto
14 Feb 1944 Amendola
3 Jul 1944 Regina

No 331 Wing

This was formed at West Kirby on 7 May 1943 as No 331 (RCAF) (Bomber) Wing, embarking at Liverpool in the Duchess of York on 15 May.  It arrived in Algiers on 27 May 1943 and proceeded to No 1 BPD Hussein Dey before moving to Kairouan on 12 June, where it joined No 205 Group with Nos 420, 424 and 425 Squadrons.  On 5 June it was attached to Northwest African Strategical Air Force, moving to Hani East, Tunisia  on 30 September then on 21 October to Maison Carrée, Algiers and embarked in SS Samaria on 26 October.  Arriving in Liverpool on 6 November, it moved to Dishforth two days later, where it disbanded on 15 November 1943, with its squadrons being returned to No 6 Group.


No 332 Wing

This was formed on 1 July 1943 by redesignating No 242 Wing as No 332 (Medium Bomber) Wing on its transfer from Middle East Command to Northwest African Air Forces but was immediately relegated to Number Plate Basis and never became operational.

It reformed at Taher, near Djidjelli on 18 November 1943by redesignating Djidjelli Fighter Sector as No 332 (Fighter) Wing in Northwest African Air Forces with 153 Squadron, GC.2/3 FFAF and 347th FS USAAF.  On 22 November GC.2/3 was replaced by GC.1/7 FFAF, which was redesignated No 328 Squadron on 1 December, a detachment of GC.2/5 FFAF arrived on 23 December, to be joined by GC.3/6 FFAF  on or by 7 January 1944.  No 328 Squadron left the Wing, destined for Corsica on 30 April and by June it was under the control of Mediterranean Allied Coastal Air Force, disbanding on 28 August 1944.

It reformed at Bone on 5 September 1944 in No 210 Group, moving to Cuers on 12 September, by which time it controlled the 417th NFS USAAF, GC.1/5 and GC.3/6 as well as Aeronavale 2S, 4S and 8F, but it fate isunknown.


No 334 Wing

This was formed at Blackpool on 7 September 1943 as No 334 (Special Duties, later Special Operations) Wing, embarking in HMT Almanzora at Greenock on 12 September 1943 and arriving at Algiers on 23 September, then on to No 1 BPD Fort de l'Eau.   On 28 September it moved to Castel Benito, then to Tocra the following day, where the HQ became effective in No 212 Group on 3 October, comprising Nos 148 and 624 Squadrons.  It returned to the control of Northwest African Air Forces on 6 November 1943, to MAAF (No 214 Group?) on 25 January 1944, then to Balkan Air Force on 16 June 1944 and finally to No 205 Group on 20 June 1945, disbanding on 15 January 1946.  The tables below show its subsequent locations and the units assigned to it.

Date Location
3 Dec 1943 Brindisi
11 Jun 1945 Foggia MAIN
15 Nov 1945 Gianaclis

 

Dates Squadron Notes
  Nos 148 and 624 initial allocation
Nov 1943 No 1586 Flight formed
22 Feb 1944 62nd TC Group, USAAF attd (until 20 Mar 1944
15 Mar 1944 68th TR Group, USAAF attd (until 15 May 1944(
7 Nov 1944 No 1586 Flt became No 301 Sqn  
10 Dec 1944 No 38 from No 337 Wing
20 Jun 1945 No 205 Group Communication Flight

No 205 Group Fighter Affiliation Flight

assumed control

No 335 Wing

This was formed at Mellile, Sicily on 17 September 1943, temporarily being known as Fighter Sector 'Z' but officially being redesignated No 335 (Fighter) Wing on 6 October 1943 in Northwest African Coastal Air Force and relocating to Biscari Palace, Catania on 26 October.  On 1 November it was transferred to the control of AHQ Malta and on 30 November a satellite was formed at Palermo, which was redesignated No 4 Forward Fighter Control Unit on 10 May 1944.   About 7 August 1944 a detachment was sent Bo Rizzo with another being sent to Ustica Island on 4 September, with the Wing moving to Pomigliano on 11 September, where by January 1945 it had been redesignated No 335 (Air - Sea Rescue) Wing and disbanded on 15 July 1945.  The table below shows the units assigned to it.

Dates Squadron Notes
15 Oct 1943 Nos 87 and 255, 52nd FW USAAF(2nd, 4th and 5th FS) initial allocation
21 Oct 1943 No 272 joined
by 1 Nov 1943 52nd FW USAAF(2nd, 4th and 5th FS) left
3 Dec 1943 No 185 det joined
1 Feb 1944 No 272

No 229

left

joined

29 Mar 1944 No 229 left
3 Aug 1944 No 185 det left
Aug 1944 No 283 det joined
11 Sep 1944 No 293 joined
16 Sep 1944 Mk X Al Conversion Flight joined
21 Sep 1944 No 23 AACU joined
20 Mar 1945 Mk X Al Conversion Flight left
21 Mar 1945 No 293 left

No 336 Wing

This was formed 26 Oct 1943 ex 'P' Wing as No 336 (Mediterranean Allied Photographic Reconnaissance) Wing in Northwest African Air Forces at LA MARSA (Tunis(; 8 Dec 1943 SAN SEVERO; Disbanded 30 Sep 1944.

Reformed 1 Oct 1944 as No 336 (Photographic Reconnaissance) Wing at SAN SEVERO as new enlarged wing incorporating the RAP element of the disbanded Mediterranean Allied Photographic Reconnaissance Wing; 1 Mar 1945 No 214 Group to Mediterranean Allied Coastal Air Force: 11 May 1945 from MAAF to Mediterranean Allied Coastal Air Force: Disbanded 30 Sep 1945 and Photographic Unit (Austria) formed.


No 337 Wing

This was formed at Taranto on 15 November 1943 from No 286 Wing's satellite.  Between 18 - 22 November it arrived at Oran, where it took over the Oran Fighter Sector as No 337 (Fighter) Wing (later Combined Fighter/General Reconnaissance) in Northwest African Air Forces at La Senia.  It began operations on 10 December with GC.1/5 FFAF at Tafaraoui and GC.3/6 FFAF at La Passet and a detachment of No 32 Squadron, No 500 Squadron and the 417th NFS USAAF.  On 6 Jul 1944 it was transferred to No 210 Group, to Balkan Air Force on 3 September, then to AHQ Greece on 16 October and finally to Mediterranean Allied Coastal Air Force on 1 July 1945, disbanding on 15 June 1946.  The tables below show its various locations and the units assigned to it.

Date Location
23 Aug 1944 in transit from Oran embarked SS Orontes at Algiers for Naples
3 Sep 1944 disembarked to No 3 BPD Portici
7 Sep 1944 San Spirito
3 Oct 1944 Taranto staging area
16 Oct 1944 Kalamaki/Hassani (Adv Base Salonika)
Feb 1945 Adv HQ to Sedes
8 Apr 1945 detachment to Rosignano
21 Sep 1945 Sedes

 

Dates Squadron Notes
by 10 Dec 1943 GC.1/5 FFAF, GC.3/6 FFAF, No 32 det, No 500 and 417th NFS USAAF Initial allocation
7 Apr 1944 No 256 det attached
13 Apr 1944 No 17 SAAF attached
25 Apr 1944 GC.3/6 to Taher
from/by Jan 1944 4S Aeronavale attached
26 Apr 1944 2S Aeronavale joined
27 Apr 1944 417th NFS USAAF left
4 May 1944 Gibraltar Defence Flight joined
11 May 1944 Gibraltar Defence Flight became 3rd flt of No 256
6 Jul 1944 No 27SAAF joined
11 Jul 1944 No 500 disbanded
28 Jul 1944 No 17 SAAF to No 340 Wing
18 Sep 1944 No 35 SAAF attached (to 26 Sep 1944)
16 Oct 1944 Nos 94 and 108 joined
23 Oct 1944 No 221 joined
24 Oct 1944 No 283 det joined (to at least 28 Nov 1944)
11 Nov 1944 No 38 joined
14 Nov 1944 No 13 RHAF, 335 and 336 joined
15 Nov 1944 No 27 SAAF left
by 28 Nov 1944 Nos 294 det attached
8 Dec 1944 No 73 det attached (to 21 Jan 1945)
10 Dec 1944 No 38

No 40 SAAF

to No 334 Wing

joined (left 14 Jan 1945)

16 Dec 1944 No 39 det joined (left 18 Jan 1945)
25 Feb 1945 No 32 left
2 Mar 1945 No 108 left
8 Apr 1945 No 221 left
20 Apr 1945 No 94 disbanded

No 338 Wing

This was formed at Reghaia on 11 November 1943 by redesignating the Algiers Fighter Sector as No 338 (Bomber?) Wing in Northwest African Coastal Air Force with Nos 39 and 153 Squadrons, GC.1/4 FFAF and GC.1/7 FFAF.  On 6 July 1944 it was transferred to No 210 Group and disbanded on 30 September 1945  The tables below show its various locations and the units assigned to it.

Date Location
12 Sep 1944 embarked for Italy;
14 Sep 1944 arrived Naples
1 Oct 1944 No 56 PTC Naples
8 Oct 1944 Leghorn
15 Apr 1945 detachment to Rosignano

 

Dates Squadron Notes
11 Nov 1943 Nos 39, 153, GC.1/4 FFAF and GC.1/7 FFAF Initial allocation
23 Nov 1943 GC.1/7 FFAF

GC.2/3 FFAF

left

joined

24 Nov 1943 63rd FW, USAAF joined
19 Feb 1944 No 39 left
30 Apr 1944 No 36 joined
6 May 1944 No 256 det joined
3 Aug 1944 No 256 det left
5 Sep 1944 No 153 disbanded
28 Nov 1944 No 17 SAAF joined (left 22 Jan 1945)
5 Dec 1944 No 237 det joined
9 Feb 1945 No 237 joined
by Jan 1945 No 458 det joined
1 Feb 1945 No 255 joined
by Apr 1945 No 293 det joined
2 May 1945 No 624 joined

No 339 Wing

This was formed at Ajaccio, Corsica in June 1944 as No 339 (French) Wing in Northwest African Coastal Air Force, comprising Nos 326, 327 and 328 (French) Squadrons.  On 2 September it joined 12th Tactical Air Command with its squadrons moving to Luxeuil on 27 September.  It moved to France on 1 January 1945, where it came under No 85 Group, 2nd TAF being transferred to No 87 Group on 1 April but left No 87 Group on 6 May, being redsignated EC, Armée de l'Air in Nov 1945.  The table below show its various locations.

Date Location
21 Jul 1944 Borgo
23 Aug 1944 Calvi
2 Sep 1944 Le Vallon
5 Sep 1944 Pomigliano
1 Jan 1945 Y.42 Sessey - les - Nancy
2 Feb 1945 Y.8 Luxeuil
5 Mar 1945 St Loup
20 Mar 1945 Y.53 Colmar
24 Apr 1945 Y.40 Entzheim
6 May 1945 Grosseacsenheim, N of Stuttgart
12 Jul 1945 Friedrichshafen

No 340 Wing

This was formed at Bone on 6 July 1944 as No 340 (Fighter) Wing in No 210 Group, comprising Nos 153 and 17 SAAF Squadrons as well as GC.3/3 and GC.3/6 FFAF.  On 6 October it left No 210 Group control being transferred to Mediterranean Allied Coastal Air Force and then on 17 February 1945 to No 87 Group but on 23 May its operational function was transferred to No 502 Air Defence Wing, Armée de l'Air and disbanded on 30 September 1945.  The tables below show its various locations and the units assigned to it.

Date Location
1 Oct 1944 at sea
6 Oct 1944 Aix - en - Provence
by 25 Apr 1945 detachment to Nice
by Aug 1945 detachment to Aix - les - Milles

 

Dates Squadron Notes
6 Jul 1944 Nos 153, 17 SAAF, GC.3/3 and GC.3/6 FFAF

No 27 SAAF

Initial allocation

joined

28 Jul 1944 No 17 SAAF to No 337 Wing
6 Oct 1944 GC.1/5, GC.3/3 and GC.3/6 Units controlled on this date

No 341 Wing

This was formed  at West Kirby on 1 November 1944 as No 341 (Mobile) Wing for service in the Far East.  By 16 December it was under the control of No 223 Group to control various Dakota, Liberator and Halifax squadrons.  On 13 May 1945 it was transferred to No 232 Group being transferred to HQ Burma on 15 May 1946 and disbanded on 25 May 1946.  The tables below show its various locations and the units assigned to it.

Date Location
2 Nov 1944 embarked in HMT Otranto at Liverpool
4 Dec 1944 arrived Bombay
16 Dec 1944 Gujrat
19 Dec 1944 Jharsaguda
26 - 28 Jan 1945 Tulihal
23 Mar 1945 Maunubyin
13 May 1945 Akyab Main
15 - 18 Aug 1945 Mingaladon
 

 

Dates Squadron Notes
2 Jan 1945 Nos 435, 436 and 3rd CCS USAAF Units controlled on this date
12 Feb 1945 No 62 det joined
17 Feb 1945 No 62 det left
24 Feb 1945 No 267 joined
14 Mar 1945 No 62 det joined
19 Mar 194 No 62 det to No 342 Wing
30 Mar 1945 No 62 attached
7 Apr 1945 3rd CCS USAAF left
10 May 1945 No 436 left
15 Jul 1945 No 298 joined
21 Aug 1945? No 194 joined
Sep 1945 No 232 det joined
10 Sep 1945 No 10 joined (until 4 Oct 1945)
9 Dec 1945 No 298 left
31 Jan 1946 No 96 from No 345 Wing
15 Feb 1946 No 194 disbanded
by Feb 1946 317th and 319th TCS USAAF joined (inactivated 28 Feb 1946)
15 Mar 1946 No 62 disbanded

No 342 Wing

This was formed  at West Kirby on 20 October 1944 as No 342 (Mobile) Wing.  On 16 May 1945 it came under No 232 Group, then 5 October it was transferred to AHQ Burma and disbanded on 15 December 1945.  The tables below show its various locations and the units assigned to it.

Date Location
2 Nov 1944 embarked in HMT Otranto at Liverpool
4 Dec 1944 arrived Bombay
19 Dec 1944 Jharsaguda (Orissa)
26 Jan 1945 Hathazari
16 May 1945 Kyaukptu (Ramree)
10 Aug 1945 Akyab
1 Oct 1945 Patenga
5 Oct 1945 Chittagong

 

Dates Squadron Notes
5 Feb 1945 Nos 31 and 117 from No 900 Wing
19 Mar 1945 No 62 from No 341 Wing
16 May 1945 No 436 joined
9 Jun 1945 No 117 to No 345 Wing
16 Jun 1945 No 27 joined
10 Aug 1945 Nos 1347, 1351 and 1583 Flts joined
1 Sep 1945 No 436 left for UK

No 343 Wing

This was formed at Fatehjang on 11 November 1944 as No 343 (Glider) Wing in No 223 Group to control Nos 668, 669 and 670 Squadrons.  On 27 July 1945 it moved to Tilda with an advance party going to Raipur on 31 July 1945 but a planned move to Bilaspur was cancelled.  It was transferred to No 229 Group on 11 September but by October was in No 232 Group and it was disbanded by being redesignated RAF Fatehjang on 31 December 1945.


No 344 Wing

This was formed at Bikram on 11 November 1944 as No 344 (Glider) Wing in No 229 Group to control Nos 671. 672 and 673 Squadrons.  On 15 August 1945 it moved to Kargi Road and on 25 August both the Wing and squadrons moved to the Bilaspur - Raipur area and disbanded in No 227 Group on 27 October 1945.


No 345 Wing

This was formed at Jharsaguda (Orissa) on  1 March 1945 as No 345 (Mobile Transport) Wing in No 232 Group to control various C - 47/Dakota squadrons, becoming operational at Tulihal on 30 April and on 19 August was placed under AHQ Burma, disbanding on 31 January 1946.  The tables below show its various locations and the units assigned to it.

Date Location
11 Jun 1945 Patenga
31 Jul 1945 Chittagong
19 Aug 1945 Hmawbi

 

Dates Squadron Notes
30 Apr 1945 No 435, 12th CCS USAAF Initial allocation
5 May 1945 No 215 joined
14 May 1945 12th CCS USAAF left
1 Jun 1945 No 215 left
11 Jun 1945 No 117, 4th CCS USAAF joined
15 Jul 1945 No 215

4th CCS USAAF

rejoined

left

Aug 1945 No 48, No 436 joined
xx xxx xxxx No 436 left
4 Sep 1945 No 96 joined
11 Sep 1945 No 435 left
16 Sep 1945 No 47 from No 908 Wing
28 Oct 1945 No 215 to Singapore
25 Nov 1945 No 10 IAF attached
30 Nov 1945 No 9 IAF attached
20 Dec 1945 No 117 disbanded

No 346 Wing

This was formed at Akyab on 8 March 1945 as No 346 (General Reconnaissance) Wing in No 222 Group and disbanded on 15 December 1945 into SHQ RAF Seletar.  The tables below show its various locations and the units assigned to it.

Date Location
10 May 1945 Syriam, Rangoon
11 Dec 1945 Ceylon en route Seletar

 

Dates Squadron Notes
17 Apr 1945  No 230 joined
May 1945 No 354 det attached
xx xxx xxxx No 354 det left
13 May 1945 No 22 from No 901 Wing
23 May 1945 No 230 left
Jun 1945 No 291 det attached until 13 Jun 1945
by 30 Jun 1945 No 136 joined
Jul 1945 No 209 joined
xx xxx xxxx No 209 left
30 Sep 1945 No 22 disbanded

No 347 Wing

This was formed at Bally on 1 June 1945 from the disbanding RAF element of the PR Force as No 347 (Photographic Reconnaissance) Wing in No 231 Group at Alipore, taking control of Nos 681 and 684 Squadrons  On 30 September it moved to Rangoon under the control of AHQ Burma and by 14 November it was at Mingaladon, where it disbanded on 30 November 1945.


No 348 Wing

This was formed at Coningsby on 25 May 1945  for Tiger Force but redesignated No 551 Wing 29 May 1945.

It reformed in the UK on 3 August 1945 as No 348 (Transport) Wing for service in India, arriving at Tilda on 20 September.  By December it was at Raipur in No 227 Group and disbanded on 10 December 1945.


No 349 Wing

This was formed at Coningsby on 25 May 1945 for service with Tiger Force but was redesignated No 552 Wing on 29 May 1945.


No 350 Wing

This was formed at East Kirkby on 25 May 1945  for service with Tiger Force but was redesignated No 553 Wing on 29 May 1945.


No 351 Wing

This was formed  at East Kirkby on 25 May 1945 for service with Tiger Force but was redesignated No 554 Wing on 29 May 1945.


No 500 Wing

This was formed at Takoradi on 1 August 1946 by redesignating AHQ West Africa and disbanded on 30 September 1947.


No 551 Wing

This was formed at Coningsby on 29 May 1945 by redesignating No 348 Wing  for service with Tiger Force in the Pacific, to control Nos 83 and 97 Squadrons but disbanded on 15 September 1945.

It reformed at Gutersloh on 1 October 1954 as No 551 (Light Bomber) Wing in No 2 Group to control Nos 69, 102, 103 and 104 Squadrons and was redesignated No 121 Wing on 1 November 1956.


No 552 Wing

This was formed at Coningsby on 29 May 1945 by redesignating No 349 Wing as No 552 (Bomber) Wing for service with Tiger Force in the Pacific, to control Nos 57 and 106 Squadrons, moving to Metheringham on 29 June and disbanded on 28 August 1945.


No 553 Wing

This was formed at Coningsby on 29 May 1945 by redesignating No 350 Wing for service with Tiger Force in the Pacific, to control Nos 9 and 75 (NZ) Squadrons but disbanded on 15 September 1945.


No 554 Wing

This was formed at East Kirkby on 29 May 1945 by redesignating No 351 Wing for service with Tiger Force in the Pacific, to control Nos 207 and 617 Squadrons but disbanded on 15 September 1945.


No 555 Wing

This was planned to form in May 1945 for service with Tiger Force in the Pacific, to control Nos 460 )RAAF) and 467 (RAAF) Squadrons, but possibly never embodied.


No 661 (RCAF) Wing

This was formed 1945 for service with Tiger Force in the Pacific, to control Nos 419 and 428 Squadrons, but was not embodied.


No 662 (RCAF) Wing

This was formed 1945 for service with Tiger Force in the Pacific, to control Nos 431 and 434 Squadrons, but was not embodied.


No 663 (RCAF) Wing

This was formed 1945 for service with Tiger Force in the Pacific, to control Nos 420 and 425 Squadrons, but was not embodied.


No 664 (RCAF) Wing

This was formed 1945 for service with Tiger Force in the Pacific, to control Nos 405 and 408 Squadrons, but was not embodied.


No 700 Wing

This was formed at Bruck on 1 September 1945 as No 700 (Air Disarmament) Mobile Wing and disbanded in January 1946.


No 701 Wing

This was formed at Graz on 1 September 1945 as No 701 (Air Disarmament) Flak Wing and disbanded on 1 June 1946.


No 900 Wing

RAF Wing HQ Agartala was formed on 1 October 1944 by redesignating No 177 (Transport) Wing in No 224 Group and on 7 December was redesignated as No 900 (Transport) Wing.  On 1 January 1945 it moved to Comilla in No 232 Group and disbanded on 13 November 1945.  The table below shows the units assigned to it.

 
Squadron Dates
No 27 20 Oct 1944  - 3 Nov 1944
No 31 1 Nov 1944 - 5 Feb 1945
No 48 Sep 1945 - 15 Nov 1945
No 62 31 Oct 1944 - Apr 1945
No 96 17 May 1945 - 31 May 1945, 23 Jun 1945 - 10 Jul 1945
No 117 1 Oct 1944 - 1 Nov 1944, Dec 1944 - 5 Feb 1945
No 194 1 Oct 1944 - 2 Nov 1944, 10 Dec 1944 - xx xxx xxxx
No 233 25 Aug 1945 - Oct 1945
Nos 1347 to 1349 ASR Flts 15 Jun 1945 - Oct 1945
317th TCS USAAF 4 May 1945 19 May 1945.

No 901 Wing

RAF Wing HQ Chiringa was formed 1 October 1944 by redesignating No 169 (Tactical) Wing in No 224 Group and on 1 December was redesignated No 901 (Tactical) Wing.  In July 1945 it moved to Chittagong, then to St Thomas Mount on 14 October and by 14 November was at Cholavaram, where it disbanded on 20 November 1945.  The table below shows the units assigned to it.

 
Squadron Dates
No 22 18 Apr 1945 - 13 May 1945
No 27 10 Nov 1944 - Jun 1945
No 45 15 Oct 1944 - xx xxx 1944, 25 Apr 1945 - Dec 1945
No 82 25 May 1945 - 1 Feb 1945
No 84 Jul 1945 - 1 Sep 1945
No 110 18 Mar 1945 - 20 May 1945
No 177 1 Oct 1944 - Jun 1945
No 211 1 Oct 1944 - 9 Oct 1945

It reformed at Al Udeid, Qatar, and Bahrein on 1 April 2006 as No 901 Expeditionary Air Wing to control RAF operations in the area and remains in existence.


No 902 Wing

RAF Wing HQ Chittagong was formed on 1 October 1944 by redesignating No 166 (Tactical) Wing in No 224 Group and on 1 December was redesignated No 902 (Tactical) Wing.  Following its arrival at Tengah it was placed under AHQ Malaya on 1 October 1945 and was redesignated RAF Tengah on 1 November 1945.  The tables below show its various locations and the units assigned to it.

Date Location
26 Jan 1945 Double Moorings
9 Feb 1945 sailed in HMT Pajulia
11 Feb 1945 arrived Kyaukptu
20 Jun 1945 in transit
27 Jun 1945 Madura
9 - 19 Sep 1945 Kelanang
15 - 23 Sep 1945 Tengah

 

Squadron Dates
No 5 28 Apr 1945 - 7 Jun 1945
No 11 29 May 1945 - 1 Oct 1945
No 17 Jun 1945 - 1 Oct 1945
No 30 15 Oct 1944 - 9 Dec 1944
No 60 15 Aug 1945 - xx xxx 1945
No 89 det 1 Oct 1944 - xx xxx xxxx
No 117 10 Dec 1944 - xx xxx xxxx
No 123 28 Apr 1945 - 7 Jun 1945
No 131 17 Jul 1945 - 3 Sep 1945
No 132 19 Jun 1945 - 2 Sep 1945
No 134 28 Apr 1945 - 7 Jun 1945
No 135 15 Oct 1944 - 9 Dec 1944
No 152 25 Sep 1945 - 1 Nov 1945
No 155 25 Sep 1945 - 1 Nov 1945
No 176 Dec 1944
No 258 28 Apr 1945 - 7 Jun 1945
No 273 1 Oct 1944 - xx xxx xxxx, 23 Apr 1945 - xx xxx xxxx
No 681 Aug 1945
No 684 Aug 1945
No 4 IAF 4 Mar 1945 - 25 Apr 1945
No 9 IAF 1 Oct 1944 - 12 Dec 1944
No 10 IAF 3 Mar 1945 - 26 Apr 1945
No 1583 Flt 1 Oct 1944 - 5 Feb 1945
459th FS USAAF 1 Oct 1944  - Dec 1944

Officers Commanding

 1 Oct 1944            Gp Capt J B Lynch

Wing Commanders - Flying:  -

xx Apr 1945            Wg Cdr I N Bayles

It was reformed at Seeb, Oman on 1 April 2006 as No 902 Expeditionary Air Wing  to control RAF operations in the area and remains in existence.

Officers Commanding

xx xxx xxxx            Wg Cdr G Scarratt (2013)


No 903 Wing

RAF Wing HQ Comilla was formed on 1 October 1944 by redesignating No 165 (Tactical) Wing in No 224 Group and on 1 Dec 1944 was itself redesignated No 903 (Tactical) Wing.  On 30 June 1945 it was placed under HQ RAF Malaya, which on 1 October was renamed AHQ Malaya, into which it disbanded on 31 October 1945.  The tables below show its various locations and the units assigned to it.

Date Location
12 Dec 1944 Patenga
1 Feb 1945 Akyab Main
24 Apr 1945 HQ Flight moved from Daibang to Akyab Main
7 Feb 1945 Ramree
19 Apr 1945 Akyab
6 Sep 1945 Kallang

 

Squadron Dates
No 30 Apr 1945 - 24 Jun 1945
No 31 25 Sep 1945 - 31 Oct 1945
No 67 1 Oct 1944 - 20 Jan 1945, Apr 1945
No 89 det Apr 1945
No 135 det 24 Mar 1945 - 24 Jun 1945
No 176 det Apr 1945
No 273 23 Apr 1945 - 28 Apr 1945
No 292 Apr 1945
No 354 29 Apr 1945 - xx xxx xxxx:
No 2 IAF 20 Jan 1945 - 27 May 1945
No 3 IAF 11 Mar 1945 - 18 Apr 1945
No 4 IAF 19 Feb 1945 - 4 Mar 1945
No 9 IAF xx xxx 1945 - 1 May 1945:
20th TRS USAAF 30 Apr 1945 - xx xxx xxxx:
40th PRS USAAF Apr 1945

Officers Commanding:  -

xx xxx xxxx                       Gp Capt H G Goddard

It reformed at Basrah, Iraq on 2003 as No 903 Expeditionary Air Wing, to control RAF operations in Iraq (Operation TELIC) but disbanded in May 2009 following the British withdrawal from Iraq. 

Officers Commanding:  -

xx xxx 2012                            Gp Capt J B Portlock

xx xxx 2013                            Gp Capt A J Innes

It reformed at RAF Akrotiri on 14 December 2014, taking over the tasking of operations against Daesh in Syria from from No 140 EAW and remains in situ.


No 904 Wing

RAF Wing HQ Cox's Bazar was formed on 1 October 1944 by redesignating No 167 (Tactical) Wing in No 224 Group, which on 1 December was itself redesignated No 904 (Tactical) Wing. In October 1945 it was under RAF Netherlands East Indies (detachment Sourabaya until 23 Dec 1945) and disbanded on 30 November 1946.  The tables below show its various locations and the units assigned to it.

Date Location
Jun 1945 Hathazari
1 Jul 1945 Ulunderpet (satellite at Tanjore)
1 - 16 Oct 1945 Kemajoran

 

Squadron Dates
No 5 12 Apr 1945 - 28 Apr 1945
No 30 2 Nov 1944 - xx Nov 1944
No 31 Dec 1945
No 47 21 Nov 1945 - 26 Feb 1946
No 60 Jul 1945 - Oct 1946
No 81 Oct 1945 - 30 Jun 1946
No 84 Nov 1945 - Jan 1946
No 89 det Apr 1945
No 110 Dec 1945
No 123 12 Apr 1945 - 28 Apr 1945
No 131 1 Jul 1945 - xx xxx xxxx
No 134 Dec 1944
No 134 det 12 Apr 1945 - 28 Apr 1945, 8 Jun 1945 - 1 Jul 1945
No 135 2 Nov 1944 - 12 Apr 1945
No 155 Dec 1945
No 176 det Apr 1945
No 258 Dec 1944
No 258 det 12 Apr 1945 - 28 Apr 1945, 8 Jun 1945 - xx xxx xxxx
No 261 Jun 1945 - 26 Sep 1945
No 273 1 Nov 1944 - 20 Dec 1944
No 292 ('E' Flt) Apr 1945
No 656 Dec 1945
No 681 Dec 1945 - 1 Apr 1946
No 2 IAF 10 Nov 1944 - Dec 1944
No 4 IAF 1 Oct 1944 - 11 Jan 1945
No 9 IAF 1 Oct 1944 - 2 Nov 1944, 28 Nov 1944 - 7 Feb 1945
No 10 IAF Dec 1944 - 7 Feb 1945
3rd TAF Comm Sqn ('B' Flt) 2 Dec 1944 - xx xxx xxxx
459th FS USAAF 12 Apr 1945 - Jun 1945
two USAAF P-47 Apr 1945
two USAAF P-51 Apr 1945

Officers Commanding

xx Jun 1945            Gp Capt D J P Lee

Wing Commanders - Flying:  -

20 May 1945            Wg Cdr I N Bayles

It reformed at Kandahar, Afghanistan on 1 April 2006 as No 904 Expeditionary Air Wing, to control RAF operations in the area but disbanded in 2015 following the British withdrawal from Afghanistan.


No 905 Wing

RAF Wing HQ Chittagong was formed on 1 October 1944 in No 224 Group but on 1 December was redesignated No 905 (Tactical) Wing.  On moving to Kuala Lumper on 21 September 1945 it was placed under AHQ Malaya and disbanded on 31 October 1945 to form SHQ Kuala Lumpur.  The tables below show its various locations and the units assigned to it.

Date Location
Dec 1944 Jaliapalong
24 Apr 1945 Charra
29 Apr 1945 satt at Dalbhumgarh
Jun 1945 Bobbili
Jul 1945 Vizagapatam
12 Sep 1945 Baichi
14 Sep 1945 in transit
21 Sep 1945 Kuala Lumper

 

Squadron Dates
No 5 10 Dec 1944 - 2 Apr 1945, 6 Jun 1945 - xx xxx xxxx
No 30 Jun 1945 - Jul 1945
No 67 1 Jan 1945 - 20 Jan 1945
No 81 20 Jun 1945 - Oct 1945
No 84 Apr 1945 - 8 Jun 1945
No 89 xx xxx xxxx - 26 Sep 1945
No 123 18 Dec 1944 - 12 Apr 1945, 16 Jun 1945 - 20 Jun 1945
No 131 Jan 1945 - 10 Jun 1945, Sep 1945 - 31 Oct 1945
No 134 Nov 1944 - 12 Apr 1945
No 135 xx xxx xxxx - 10 Jun 1945:
No 258 30 Nov 1944 - 12 Apr 1945, Aug 1945 - 31 Oct 1945
No 273 1 Jan 1945 - 18 Feb 1945
No 615 13 Feb 1945 - 10 Jun 1945
No 656 Oct 1945
No 3 IAF 20 Jan 1945 - 11 Mar 1945
No 4 IAF 11 Jan 1945 - 19 Feb 1945
No 8 IAF 5 - 23 Feb 1945:
No 10 IAF 19 Feb 1945 - 3 Mar 1945
Comm Flt Jan 1945 at Maungdaw

It reformed at Mount Pleasant, Falkland Islands on 1 April 2006 as No 905 Expeditionary Air Wing to control RAF operations in the South Atlantic and remains in existence.

Officers Commanding:  -

xx xxx xxxx                            Wg Cdr R Barrett

xx xxx 2013                           Wg Cdr M Rose (2013)


No 906 Wing

HQ Imphal was formed on 1 October 1944 by redesignating No 170 (Bomber) Wing in No 221 Group, moving to :Sentinel Hill, Tulihal, the same day, where it was redesignated No 906 (Tactical) Wing on 1 December.  On 20 May 1945 it was placed under AHQ Burma and disbanded on 13 November 1945 and was absorbed into RAF Mingaladon.  The tables below show its various locations and the units assigned to it.

Date Location
19-23 Jan 1945 Tabingaung
9-11 Feb 1945 Sadaung (satellite at Ondaw)
3-7 Apr 1945 Dwehla
17-21 Apr 1945 Kwetnge (satellite still at Ondaw)
30 Apr 1945 another satellite at Kalewa
20 May 1945 Mingaladon

 

Squadron Dates
No 11 1 Oct 1944 - 30 Oct 1944
No 17 22 Jan 1945 - 20 Feb 1945
No 20 29 Dec 1944 - 10 Jan 1945
No 28 4 Feb 1945 - 5 Oct 1945
No 34 21 Jan 1945 - 4 Jun 1945
No 43 1 Oct 1944 - 23 Apr 1945
No 60 Oct 1944 - 11 Dec 1944, May 1945 - xx xxx xxxx
No 89 det 16 Oct 1944 - May 1945
No 113 21 Jan 1945 - 4 Jun 1945
No 152 1 Oct 1944 - 29 Oct 1944
No 155 1 Oct 1944 - 26 Apr 1945
No 176 det May 1945 - 13 Nov 1945
No 273 16 May 1945 - 11 Sep 1945
No 607 11 Dec 1944 - .9 Aug 1945
No 1 IAF 1 Oct 1944 - Jan 1945
No 8 IAF xx xxx xxxx - xx xxx xxxx

Officers Commanding:  -

 1 Oct 1944                        Gp Capt H G Goddard

It reformed as No 906 Expeditionary Air Wing at Gioia del Colle Air Base, Italy to support Operation Ellamy over Libya in 2011 and reformed on 15 January 2013 at Al Minhad Air Base in the United Arab Emirates  with responsibility for supporting RAF aircraft conducting joint exercises in the region.

Officers Commanding:  -

xx xxx xxxx                            Wg Cdr J Hough (2014)

xx xxx xxxx                            Wg Cdr S Dyer

xx xxx 2015                            Wg Cdr A Franklin


No 907 Wing

This was formed at Tamu on 1 December 1944 by redesignating No 243 (Fighter) Wing as No 907 (Tactical) Wing in No 221 Group (later No 224 Group) and was redesignated SHQ 'B' at Tanjore on 20 November 1945.  The tables below show its various locations and the units assigned to it.

Date Location
26-29 Jan 1945 Kan
5-15 Feb 1945 Sinthe
30 Apr 1945 Maida Vale airstrip
17 May 1945 Feni
8-19 Jun 1945 Gannavaram
6 Nov 1945 Tanjore

 

Squadron Dates
No 11 1 Dec 1944 - 29 May 1945
No 20 26 Jun 1945 - Jul 1945:
No 22 21 Jun 1945 - 26 Sep 1945
No 28 9 Dec 1944 - 11 Jan 1945
No 34 4 Dec 1944 - 10 Dec 1944
No 42 23 Apr 1945 - 27 May 1945
No 146 6 Mar 1945 - 31 Mar 1945
No 152 1 Dec 1944 - May 1945
No 155 1 Dec 1944 - 27 Dec 1945
No 217 23 Jul 1945 - 26 Sep 1945
No 261 1 Apr 1945 - 23 Apr 1945
No 1 IAF Jan 1945 - 4 Apr 1945
No 7 IAF 26 Mar 1945 - 1 Jun 1945

Officers Commanding

 1 Dec 1944            


No 908 Wing

RAF Wing HQ Kumbhirgram was formed on 1 October 1944 by redesignating No 168 (Bomber) Wing in No 221 Group and on 1 December was redesignated No 908 (Tactical) Wing and disbanded on 30 September 1945 to form AHQ French Indo-China.  The tables below show its various locations and the units assigned to it.

Date Location
10 Mar 1945 Advanced HQ to Thazi
18 - 30 Apr 1945 Kinmagon
17 Aug 1945 Hmawbi:
19 Sep 1945 Tan Son Nhut,.Saigon

 

Squadron Dates
No 22 xx xxx xxxx - 11 Jan 1945
No 34 4 Jun 1945 - 2 Jul 1945
No 45 30 Sep 1944 - 25 Apr 1945
No 47 10 Jan 1945 - 7 Sep 1945
No 79 xx xxx xxxx - 19 Nov 1944
No 82 15 Dec 1944 - 25 Apr 1945
No 110 20 May 1945 - 10 Sep 1945
No 113 4 Jun 1945 - 2 Jul 1945
No 146 30 Sep 1944 - 21 Nov 1944
No 261 30 Sep 1944 - 22 Nov 1944
No 273 19 Sep 1945 - 30 Sep 1945

No 909 Wing

RAF Wing HQ Palel was formed on 1 October 1944 by redesignating No 189 (Tactical) Wing in No 221 Group and on 1 December was redesignated No 909 (Tactical) Wing and disbanded on 30 September 1945 to form AHQ Siam.  The tables below show its various locations and the units assigned to it.

Date Location
11-24 Dec 1944 Kalemyo
3 Feb 1945 Ywadon
9 Feb 1945 Montwa
6 Apr 1945 Thedaw (satelite at Tennant)
6 Jun 1945 Toungoo
10-11 Aug 1945 Zayatkwin

 

Squadron Dates
No 17 20 Nov 1944 - 22 Jan 1945, 20 Feb 1945 - Jun 1945
No 20 10 Jan 1945 - 20 Jun 1945
No 28 11 Jan 1945 - 4 Feb 1945, 26 Apr 1945 - May 1945
No 34 1 Oct 1944 - 21 Jan 1945, 18 Aug 1945 - 30 Sep 1945
No 60 11 Dec 1944 - May 1945
No 79 19 Nov 1944 - 1 Dec 1944
No 113 1 Oct 1944 - 21 Jan 1945, 18 Aug 1945 - 30 Sep 1945
No 146 21 Nov 1944 - 1 Dec 1944
No 152 May 1945 - Sep 1945
No 155 26 Apr 1945 - 3 Sep 1945, 1 Oct 1944 - 18 Jan 1945
No 261 22 Nov 1944 - 1 Dec 1944
No 607 23 Nov 1944 - 11 Dec 1944, May 1945 - May 1945
No 656 24 Oct 1944 - Apr 1945
No 681 Jan 1945 - Apr 1945
No 1581 Flt Mar 1945

Wing Leaders:  -

xx May 1945               Wg Cdr D Cox


No 910 Wing

This was formed at Wangjing on 1 December 1944 as No 910 (Tactical) Wing  in No 221 Group.  Between 7-10 June 1945 on moving to Meiktila it was placed under AHQ Burma and disbanded at Hmawbi on 13 November 1945.  The tables below show its various locations and the units assigned to it.

Date Location
26 Apr 1945 Tennant
6 May 1945 Taungtha
17 May 1945 Myingyan North
7-10 Jun 1945 Meiktila
xx xxx 1945 Hmawbi

 

Squadron Dates
No 28 5 Oct 1945 - 2 Dec 1945
No 34 7 Mar 1945 - 31 Mar 1945, 2 Jul 1945 - 18 Aug 1945, 30 Sep 1945 - 15 Oct 1945
No 42 1 Jul 1945 - Nov 1945
No 47 7 Sep 1945 - Jan 1946
No 79 1 Dec 1944 - 30 Dec 1945
No 113 2 Jul 1945 - 18 Aug 1945, 30 Sep 1945 - 13 Oct 1945
No 146 1 Dec 1944 - 1 Jul 1945
No 261 1 Dec 1944 - 18 Jun 1945

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