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Wing Nos 215 - 298


This list does not include Initial Training Wings, which will be listed separately

Wing Formation/Disbandment Function Notes
215 ?/8/56 - 15/1/57   Technical Training Command
231 (a) 27/12/41 - 31/3/46

(b) 2/9/46 - 31/7/47

(Bomber)

(Transport)

 
232 10/12/41 -12/12/46 (Light Bomber)  
233 (a) 10/12/41 - 5/1/43

(b) 1/3/43 - 1/8/43

(c) 5/10/43 - 25/1/44

(Fighter)

(Administration)

 

 
234 5/12/41 - 6/12/42 (Mobile Defensive Fighter)  
235 20/1/42 - 29/2/44  (GR)/ (Naval Co-op) 20 Jan 1942 - Gp Capt A T Cole

 5 Apr 1942 - Gp Capt A P Revington

30 Sep 1942 - Gp Capt Collins

236 1/2/42 - 20/12/46 (Mobile Medium Bomber)/ (Heavy Bomber)  
237 (a) 1/4/42 - 28/2/43

(b) 9/8/43 - 29/2/44

(Fighter)

(General Reconnaissance)

 
238 (a) 30/1/42 - 20/9/43

(b) 11/9/45  - 15/11/46

(Medium Bomber)

(Airborne Forces)

 
239 1/3/42 - 8/1/47 (Offensive Fighter) 3 Aug 1943 - Wg Cdr B Eaton RAAF
240 7/3/42 - 15/9/46 (Mobile Light Bomber)/ (Reconnaissance)  
241 12/4/42 - 1/8/43 (Offensive Fighter)/ (Administrative)  
242 (a) 10/2/42 - 1/7/43

(b) 30/6/45 - ?

(Bomber)

(Maintenance)

xx xxx xxxx       Gp Capt F M V May

15 May 1942    Gp Capt G H Russell

(b) to have been part of 'Tiger Force'

243 (a) 1/3/42 - 28/2/43

(b) 18/9/43 - 20/10/43

(c) 26/10/43 - 1/12/44

(Offensive Fighter)

(Fighter)

(Standard Offensive Fighter)

15 Jan 1943 - Wg Cdr G D Garvin

16 Feb 1943 - Gp Capt J Grandy

xx xxx 1943 - Wg Cdr E R Bitmead

 5 Jun 1944 - Wg Cdr T P A Bradley

 1 Dec 1944 - Redesignated No 907 Wing

244 4/6/42 - 27/1/47 (Offensive Fighter)  
245 (a) 23/7/42 - 17/12/42

(b) 20/2/43 - 29/2/44

(Heavy Bomber)

(General Reconnaissance)

 
246 1/6/42 - 10/6/45 (Defensive Fighter)  
247 7/3/42 - 29/2/44 (Twin-engined Day Fighter)/ (Naval Co-op)  
248 7/3/42 - 6/10/44 (GR/Torpedo Bomber)  
249 (a) 11/4/42 -23/7/42

(b) 20/1/43 - 15/9/43

(c) 7/11/43 - 15/8/46

(Heavy Air Transport)/ (Heavy Bomber)

(Transport)

(Transport)

 
250 21/9/439 - 6/12/42 (Bomber)/ (Signals)  
251 (a) 21/9/39 - ?/3/40

(b) 29/4/42 - 1/10/42

(c) 13/3/44 - 7/11/44

(Bomber)

(Defensive Fighter)

(Fighter)

 
252 (a) 21/9/39 -6/12/42

(b) 15/1/44 - 19/2/44

(Fighter)

(Fighter)

xx Oct 1941  Gp Capt G V Howard

xx Jan 1942   Gp Capt G L Carter

253 (a) 21/9/39 - 10/6/40

(b) 1/5/41 - 17/11/41

(c) 29/7/44 - 31/8/45

(Bomber)

(Army Co-operation)

(Light Bomber)

 
254 (a) 2/9/39 - 24/5/41

(b) 8/7/44 - 25/7/45

(Bomber)

(Light Bomber)

 
256 (a) 23/4/40 - ?/1/41

(b) ?/4/41 - 6/12/42

(Air Information Signals)

 

 
257 20/12/40 - 23/10/41 (Heavy Bomber)  
258 1/1/41 - 1/3/42 (Semi-mobile Advanced Fighter)/ (Fighter)  
259 (a) ?/4/41 - ?

(b) 14/7/41 - 30/11/44

(Medium Bomber)

 

 
260 13/7/41 -15/1/45 (Balloon)  
261 5/10/41 - 13/11/41 (Medium Bomber) Became No 3 Wing SAAF
262 11/10/41 - 1/3/42 (Fighter)  
263 (a) 6/10/41 - 1/5/43

(b) 15/1/44 - 15/3/44

(Fighter)

(Light Bomber)

 
264 24/10/41 - 31/10/41 (Fighter)  
265 24/10/41 - 3/12/41 (Medium Bomber)  
266 ?/?/41 - 28/3/42 (Nom) (Fighter) Presumed lost in Far East
267 (a) 18/12/41 - ?/?/41

(b) 22/3/42 - 28/3/42

(Fighter)

(Fighter)

 
268 1/12/41 - 3/12/41 (Fighter)  
269 31/10/41 - 5/12/41 (Fighter)  
270 ?/11/41 - 20/1/42 (Light Bomber)  
272 3/12/41 - 10/12/41 (Light Bomber)  
273 (a) 3/12/41 - 10/12/41

(b) 10/7/45 - ?

(Fighter)

 

 
274 4/2/42 - 23/3/43 (Balloon  
275 23/4/42 - 1/12/43 (Balloon)  
276 No 276 (Signals) Wing was formed in 1 Aug 1942 at Heliopolis to control Special Signals Units in Middle East Command.  It moved to Aleppo on 15 Nov 1942 and ten days later was transferred to North-West African Air Forces.  On 1 Dec 1943 it reverted to the control of RAF Middle East but on 24 Dec it came under No 214 Group of NWAAF, with a forward HQ at Conversano and a rear HQ still at Heliopolis.  Both 276 Wing and No 214 Group were transferred to Mediterranean Allied Coastal Air Forces on 1 Feb 1945 and the Wing disbanded on 31 Aug 1945.
280 ?/?/? - 9/6/43 (Signals  
281 16/6/44 - 30/9/45 (Fighter)  
282 1/2/44 - 1/6/46 (Transport)  
283 (a) 5/6/42 - 1/1/43

(b) 10/5/43 - 31/5/44

(c) 16/6/44 - 1/5/45

(d) 1/2/46 - 14/8/47

(Air Transport)

 

(Fighter)

(Airborne Forces)

 
284 15/8/43 - 1/6/46 (Transport)  
285 (a) 1/8/42 - 30/9/45

(b) 1/2/47 - 10/6/47

(Reconnaissance)

(Mobile Fighter)

 
286 14/8/43 - 26/5/45 (Fighter)  
287 11/9/43 - 14/7/45 (Fighter)  
292 26/1/42 - 16/7/42 (Fighter)  
293 (a) 6/1/42 - 16/7/42

(b) 1/10/42 - 30/9/44

(Fighter)

(Defensive Fighter)

1 Oct 1942 - Wg Cdr J A O'Neill

xx Nov 1942 - Gp Capt A D Farquhar

xx Feb 1943 - Gp Capt D N Roberts

xx xxx 1943 - Wg Cdr H S Darley

xx xxx 1943 - Gp Capt J L F Fuller-Good

 1 Apr 1944 - Gp Capt R F Boyd

294 6/1/42 - 19/1/42 (Army Co-operation)  
295 1/3/42 -1/8/45 (General Reconnaissance)  
296 17/2/42 - 30/4/43 (Signals  
297 7/10/42 - 15/2/43 (General Reconnaissance)  
298 19/9/42 -1/6/45    

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