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No 2 Group Personnel, units and locations


[Apr 1920 | Jul 1936 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939 | Dec 1939 | Jun 1941 | Jul 1942 | Dec 1943 | Jun 1944 | Jun 1945 | Oct 1949 | 1950 | 1951 | 1952 | 1953 | 1954 | 1955 | 1956 | 1957 | 1958]

April 1920

Rank Name Branch Notes
Fg Off Victor C Holyman

A

 
Fg Off Walter Thorne

Stores

later AVM
Fg Off William Chapman

Stores

 

Source - Apr 1920 Air Force List

Reformed on 20 March 1936 at RAF Abingdon under the control of Central Area, taking over all stations and squadrons in No 6 (Auxiliary) Group on 1 May 1936.

Personnel and Unit Movements Mar - Jul 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt Hon L J E Twisleton-Wykham-Fiennes 20 Mar 1936 Posted in as Officer Commanding
A/Cdre

Bertine E Sutton

 1 Jun 1936 Posted in as Air Officer Commanding but probably cancelled

Source - No 2 Group ORB

July 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Bertine E Sutton

 1 Jun 1936 Air Officer Commanding, DSO, OBE, MC; later AM
Air Staff
Gp Capt Hon L J E Twisleton-Wykham-Fiennes 20 Mar 1936 Senior Air Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr J F Gordon 20 Mar 1936 DFC. ORB states he arrived 14 Jul 1936

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Control was transferred to HQ Bomber Command on 14 July 1936

Personnel and Unit Movements Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon Sqn Ldr D S Jillings  1 Jul 1936 Posted in for Personnel Staff duties
Wg Cdr P H Cummings 14 Jul 1936 Posted in for Air Staff duties
Wg Cdr F H Laurence 14 Jul 1936 Posted in as Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr J F Gordon 14 Jul 1936 Posted in for Air Staff duties
Flt Lt F Porter 14 Jul 1936 Posted in for Signals duties
Flt Lt C V J Pratt 14 Jul 1936 Posted in for Armament duties
Sqn Ldr

Edmund F Waring

 1 Aug 1936 Posted in as Maintenance Liaison Officer
RAF Abbotsinch: -

No 21 Sqn (Hinds)

No 34 Sqn (Hinds)

 1 Aug 1936 Assumed executive command from No 1 Group
RAF Turnhouse: -

No 83 Sqn (Forming with Hinds)

 4 Aug 1936 Assumed executive command
Gp Capt

Charles H B Blount

 6 Aug 1936 Posted in as Senior Air Staff Officer
RAF Hucknell 21 Aug 1936 Assumed executive command from No 6 Group
No 98 Sqn (Hinds)

No 104 Sqn (Hinds)

21 Aug 1936 Assumed command on moving from Abingdon to Hucknell ex No 1 Group
A/Cdre S J Goble RAAF  1 Sep 1936 Posted in as Air Officer Commanding
RAF Worthy Down: -

No 35 Sqn (Gordons)

No 49 Sqn (Hinds)

No 207 Sqn (Gordons)

 3 Sep 1936 Assumed executive command from No 3 Group
RAF Andover (plus Station Flight): -

RAF Staff College

No 12 Sqn (Hinds)

No 103 Sqn (Hinds)

No 107 Sqn (Hinds)

No 142 Sqn (Hinds)

 6 Oct 1936 Assumed executive command from No 3 Group
RAF Abbotsinch: -

No 21 Sqn (Hinds)

No 34 Sqn (Hinds)

 6 Oct 1936 Control reverted to No 1 Group
Sqn Ldr J F Gordon 25 Nov 1936 Transferred to the Retired List
Sqn Ldr

Edmund F Waring

25 Nov 1936 Reposted for Air Staff duties
Sqn Ldr C Guppy  7 Dec 1936 Posted in as Maintenance Liaison Officer
Gp Capt

Charles H B Blount

  1 Jan 1937 Promoted to A/Cdre
HQ No 2 Group 26 Jan 1937 Moved from Abingdon to Andover
RAF Upwood 27 Jan 1937 Assumed control on opening
No 602 Sqn AAF (Hinds), RAF Abbotsinch 14 Feb 1937 Assumed control from No 6 Group
RAF Castle Bromwich: -

No 605 Sqn AAF

14 Feb 1937 Assumed control from No 6 Group
No 63 Sqn 15 Feb 1937 Formed at RAF Andover from No 12 Sqn within No 2 Group
No 108 Sqn 16 Feb 1937 Transferred to No 2 Group on moving from RAF Upper Heyford to RAF Farnborough
Wg Cdr F H Laurence 24 Feb 1937 Posted to RAF Southampton
No 107 Sqn 25 Feb 1937 Moved from Andover to Old Sarum
RAF Wyton: -

No 114 Sqn

No 139 Sqn

 1 Mar 1937 Assumed control from No 3 Group
No 52 Sqn (Hinds)  2 Mar 1937 Transferred to No 2 Group on moving from RAF Abingdon to RAF Upwood
No 103 Sqn (Hinds)  4 Mar 1937 Transferred to No 1 Group on moving from RAF Abingdon to RAF Usworth
No 63 Sqn  4 Mar 1937 Moved from RAF Andover to RAF Upwood
No 44 Sqn (Hinds)  8 Mar 1937 Formed at RAF Wyton from No 139 Sqn within No 2 Group
No 44 Sqn (Hinds) 15 Mar 1937 Moved from RAF Wyton to RAF Andover
Wg Cdr C L Scott 29 May 1937 Posted from RAF Depot for Air Staff duties
Wg Cdr P H Cummings 24 Apr 1937 Posted to RAF Waddington
Sqn Ldr H M Whittle 26 Apr 1937 Posted in from the RAF Depot as Auxiliary Liaison Officer
No 63 Sqn 25 May 1937 Began re-equipping to Fairey Battles
No 107 Sqn (Hinds) 14 Jun 1937 Transferred to No 1 Group on moving from RAF Old Sarum to RAF Harwell
No 82 Sqn (Hinds) 14 Jun 1937 Formed from 'B' Flight, No 142 Sqn at RAF Andover
No 44 Sqn (Hinds) 16 Jun 1937 Moved from RAF Andover to RAF Waddington and transferred to No 3 Group
No 108 Sqn  6 Jul 1937 Transferred to No 1 Group on moving from RAF Farnborough to RAF Cranfield
No 82 Sqn (Hinds)  8 Jul 1937 Transferred to No 1 Group on moving from RAF Andover to RAF Cranfield
No 35 Sqn  8 Jul 1937 Began re-equipping to Fairey Battles

Source - No 2 Group ORB

July 1937

Location Command  
RAF Andover Bomber Command
  • No 602 (City of Glasgow) (Bomber) Squadron - Abbotsinch

  • SHQ Andover

    • No 12 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 44 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 142 (Bomber) Squadron

    • Station Flight

    • Porton Bombing Range

  • Staff College - Andover

  • No 605 (County of Warwick) (Bomber) Squadron - Castle Bromwich

  • No 101 (Bomber) Squadron  - Bicester

  • SHQ Hucknall

    • No 98 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 104 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Turnhouse

    • No 83 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Upwood

    • No 52 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 63 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Worthy Down

    • No 35 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 49 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 207 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Wyton

    • No 114 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 139 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre S J Goble  1 Sep 1936 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DSO, DSC, RAAF
Air Staff
A/Cdre

Charles H B Blount

 6 Aug 1936 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, MC; later AVM
Wg Cdr C L Scott 29 May 1937 DSC
Sqn Ldr

Edmund F Waring

 1 Aug 1936 DFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr H M Whittle 26 Apr 1937 Auxiliary Liaison
Sqn Ldr C Guppy  7 Dec 1936  
Flt Lt C V J Pratt 14 Jul 1936  
Personnel Staff
Hon Sqn Ldr (Flt Lt) D S Jillings   MBE, MC, RAFO
Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr F Porter 14 Jul 1936  

Warrant Officer

WO I J Addison 22 Feb 1937 Personnel Staff

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel and Unit Movements Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
No 139 Sqn 17 Jul 1937 Began re-equipping to Bristol Blenheims
No 207 Sqn  1 Sep 1937 Began re-equipping to Vickers Wellesleys
Sqn Ldr Harry Broadhurst  2 Sep 1937 Posted in from No 1 RAF Depot for Air Staff duties
Wg Cdr

Oswald R Gayford

 8 Oct 1937 Posted in from the Air Ministry for Air Staff duties
Wg Cdr

Oswald R Gayford

 2 Nov 1937 Posted out to command the Long Range Development Unit
No 52 Sqn  9 Nov 1937 Began re-equipping to Fairey Battles
A/Cdre S J Goble RAAF  2 Dec 1937 Posted out as Air Officer Commanding
A/Cdre

Charles H B Blount

 2 Dec 1937 Reposted in as Air Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr

Leslie Dalton-Morris

 1 Jan 1938 Posted in from RAF Staff College for Intelligence duties
Wg Cdr W A Coryton  1 Jan 1938 Posted in from No 1 RAF Depot as Senior Air Staff Officer
Wg Cdr B B Caswell  1 Jan 1938 Posted in from No 1 RAF Depot as Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Wg Cdr C L Scott 15 Jan 1938 Posted to RAF Felixstowe
No 12 Sqn  7 Feb 1938 Began re-equipping to Fairey Battles
Wg Cdr R M C MacFarlane 28 Feb 1938 Posted in from No 1 RAF Depot as Senior Air Staff Officer
Wg Cdr W A Coryton  7 Mar 1938 Posted the Air Ministry
No 142 Sqn  8 Mar 1938 Began re-equipping to Fairey Battles
RAF Cottesmore 11 Mar 1938 Opened under control of No 2 Group
No 35 Sqn 11 Mar 1938 Began re-equipping to Fairey Battles
No 49 Sqn 14 Mar 1938 Moved from RAF Worthy Down to RAF Scampton
No 83 Sqn 14 Mar 1938 Moved from RAF Turnhouse to RAF Scampton and transferred to No 3 Group
RAF Bassingbourn 27 Mar 1938 Opened under control of No 2 Group
Gp Capt J K Summers  1 Apr 1938 Attached from HQ Bomber Command as SASO (Temporary)
Sqn Ldr

Robert L Ragg

 1 Apr 1938 Posted in Navigation duties
RAF Turnhouse 15 Apr 1938 Transferred to No 6 Group
No 35 Sqn 20 Apr 1938 Moved from RAF Worthy Down to RAF Cottesmore
No 207 Sqn 20 Apr 1938 Moved from RAF Worthy Down to RAF Cottesmore
RAF Turnhouse 20 Apr 1938 Transferred to Coastal Command
HQ No 2 Group 30 Apr 1938 Closed at RAF Andover and moved to RAF Wyton
HQ No 2 Group  2 May 1938 Completed the move to RAF Wyton
No 104 Sqn  2 May 1938 Moved from RAF Hucknall to RAF Bassingbourn
No 108 Sqn  2 May 1938 Moved from RAF Harwell to RAF Bassingbourn
No 104 Sqn 15 May 1938 Began re-equipping with Bristol Blenheims
A/Cdre

Charles H B Blount

16 May 1938 Relinquished post of Air Officer Commanding
AVM

Cuthbert T Maclean

16 May 1938 Arrived and assumed post of Air Officer Commanding
RAF Andover 15 Jun 1938 Transferred to No 1 Group
RAF Cranfield 15 Jun 1938 Transferred from No 1 Group

Source - No 2 Group ORB

July 1938

Location Command  
RAF Wyton Bomber Command
  • No 602 (City of Glasgow) (Bomber) Squadron - Abbotsinch

  • SHQ Bassingbourn

    • No 104 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 108 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 605 (County of Warwick) (Bomber) Squadron - Castle Bromwich

  • SHQ Cottesmore

    • No 35 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 207 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Cranfield

    • No 62 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 82 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Hucknall

    • No 98 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Upwood

    • No 52 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 63 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Wyton

    • No 114 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 139 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM

Cuthbert T Maclean

16 May 1938 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DSO, MC
Personal Appointment
Plt Off K Ault 23 May 1938 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Wg Cdr R M C MacFarlane 28 Feb 1938 Senior Air Staff Officer, MC
Sqn Ldr

Edmund F Waring

 1 Aug 1936 DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr H M Whittle 26 Apr 1937 Auxiliary Liaison
Sqn Ldr C Guppy  7 Dec 1936  
Sqn Ldr

Leslie Dalton-Morris

 1 Jan 1938 later AM
Flt Lt C V J Pratt 14 Jul 1936  
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr B B Caswell  1 Jan 1938 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Hon Sqn Ldr (Flt Lt) D S Jillings   MBE, MC, RAFO
Attached to the Staff
Navigation
Sqn Ldr

Robert L Ragg

 1 Apr 1938 AFC; later A/Cdr
Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr F Porter 14 Jul 1936  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel and Unit Movements Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt J K Summers 11 Jul 1938 Relinquished duties of Senior Air Staff Officer
A/Cdre

Francis P Don

11 Jul 1938 Posted in as Senior Air Staff Officer
Flt Lt G A Bartlett  2 Aug 1938 Posted in from Station Flight, RAF Northolt for Air Staff duties
Sqn Ldr A G Thackeray  5 Sep 1938 Posted in from No 35 Sqn for Air Staff duties
Sqn Ldr

Edmund F Waring

12 Sep 1938 Posted to the School of Air Navigation
Hon Flt Lt F B Taylor 12 Sep 1938 RAFO, transferred from RAF Abingdon as Camp Commandant (Unit)
Wg Cdr Hugh P Lloyd 16 Sep 1938 Attached from Army Staff College as Senior Air Staff Officer (Temporary)
A/Cdre

Francis P Don

24 Sep 1938 Attached to the Air Ministry for special duties
Sqn Ldr D S Jillings 24 Sep 1938 Posted to the Middle East
Wg Cdr Thomas C Traill 26 Sep 1938 Posted in from No 1 RAF Depot for Air Staff duties
Wg Cdr R M C MacFarlane 26 Sep 1938 Reposted to No 2 Group as Supernumerary
RAF Upper Heyford: -

No 18 Sqn

No 34 Sqn

No 57 Sqn

28 Sep 1938 Transferred from No 1 Group
RAF Bicester: -

No 90 Sqn

No 101 Sqn

No 21 Sqn

No 107 Sqn

28 Sep 1938 Transferred from No 1 Group
RAF Upwood 28 Sep 1938 Transferred to No 1 Group
A/Cdre

Francis P Don

 5 Oct 1938 Ceased to be attached to the Air Ministry for special duties
Wg Cdr Hugh P Lloyd  8 Oct 1938 Ceased to be attached from Army Staff College as Senior Air Staff Officer (Temporary)
RAF Upper Heyford: -

No 18 Sqn

No 34 Sqn

No 57 Sqn

 8 Oct 1938 Reverted to No 1 Group control
RAF Bicester: -

No 90 Sqn

No 101 Sqn

No 21 Sqn

No 107 Sqn

 8 Oct 1938 Reverted to No 1 Group control
No 602 Sqn AAF  1 Nov 1938 Transferred to No 22 Group

Source - No 2 Group ORB

January 1939

Location Command Controlled
RAF Wyton Bomber Command
  • SHQ Bassingbourn

    • No 104 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 108 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 605 (County of Warwick) (Bomber) Squadron - Castle Bromwich

  • SHQ Cottesmore

    • No 35 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 207 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Cranfield

    • No 62 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 82 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Hucknall

    • No 98 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Upwood

    • No 52 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 63 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Wyton

    • No 114 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 139 (Bomber) Squadron

    • Station Flight

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM

Cuthbert T Maclean

16 May 1938 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DSO, MC
Personal Appointment
Plt Off K Ault 23 May 1938 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre

Francis P Don

11 Jul 1938 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, later AVM
Wg Cdr R M C MacFarlane 28 Feb 1938 MC
Sqn Ldr Thomas C Traill 26 Sep 1938 DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr A G Thackeray  5 Sep 1938  
Sqn Ldr C Guppy  7 Dec 1936  
Sqn Ldr

Leslie Dalton-Morris

 1 Jan 1938 later AM
Sqn Ldr C V J Pratt 14 Jul 1936  
Sqn Ldr G A Bartlett  2 Aug 1938  
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr B B Caswell  1 Jan 1938 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) F B Taylor   RAFO
Attached to the Staff
Navigation
Sqn Ldr

Robert L Ragg

 1 Apr 1938 AFC; later A/Cdre
Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr F Porter 14 Jul 1936  
Warrant Officer
WO E G Newman 27 Sep 1938 Signals

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel and Unit Movements Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Robert L Ragg

 1 Jan 1939 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Sqn Ldr C Guppy  2 Jan 1939 Posted to RAF Thornaby for Administrative duties
Sqn Ldr

Robert L Ragg

26 Jan 1939 Posted to HQ Bomber Command for Navigation duties
Fg Off J H McMichael  1 Feb 1939 Posted in for Air Staff (Operations) duties
Sqn Ldr A V Bax 13 Mar 1939 Posted in for Navigation duties

Source - No 2 Group ORB

April 1939

Location Command Controlled
RAF Wyton Bomber Command
  • SHQ Bassingbourn

    • No 104 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 108 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Cottesmore

    • No 35 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 207 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Cranfield

    • No 62 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 82 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 98 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Upper Heyford

    • No 18 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 57 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Upwood

    • No 52 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 63 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Wyton

    • No 114 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 139 (Bomber) Squadron

    • Station Flight

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM

Cuthbert T Maclean

16 May 1938 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DSO, MC
Personal Appointment
Plt Off K Ault 23 May 1938 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre

Francis P Don

11 Jul 1938 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, later AVM
Wg Cdr Thomas C Traill 26 Sep 1938 DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr A G Thackeray  5 Sep 1938  
Sqn Ldr

Leslie Dalton-Morris

 1 Jan 1938 later AM
Sqn Ldr C V J Pratt 14 Jul 1936  
Sqn Ldr G A Bartlett  2 Aug 1938  
Fg Off J H McMichael  1 Feb 1939  
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr B B Caswell  1 Jan 1938 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Flt Lt F B Taylor   RAFO
Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr F Porter 14 Jul 1936  
Warrant Officer
WO E G Newman 27 Sep 1938 Signals

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Location Command Controlled
RAF Wyton Bomber Command
  • SHQ Bassingbourn

    • No 104 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 108 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Cottesmore

    • No 35 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 207 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Cranfield

    • No 62 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 82 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 98 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Upper Heyford

    • No 18 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 57 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Upwood

    • No 52 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 63 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Wyton

    • No 114 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 139 (Bomber) Squadron

    • Station Flight

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM

Cuthbert T Maclean

16 May 1938 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DSO, MC
Personal Appointment
Plt Off K Ault 23 May 1938 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre

Francis P Don

11 Jul 1938 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, later AVM
Wg Cdr Thomas C Traill 26 Sep 1938 DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr

Leslie Dalton-Morris

 1 Jan 1938 later AM
Sqn Ldr C V J Pratt 14 Jul 1936  
Sqn Ldr P Heath 27 Mar 1939  
Sqn Ldr G A Bartlett  2 Aug 1938  
Fg Off J H McMichael  1 Feb 1939  
       
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr B B Caswell  1 Jan 1938 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Flt Lt F B Taylor   RAFO
Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr F Porter 14 Jul 1936  
Navigation
Sqn Ldr A V Bax 13 Mar 1939  
Miscellaneous
Lt (Rtd) L D Edwards   Code and Cypher duties
Warrant Officer
WO E G Newman 27 Sep 1938 Signals

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Composition of No 2 (Bomber) Group - 1 September 1939

Units
No 79 Wing - RAF Watton: -

No 21 Sqn (Blenheims)

No 82 Sqn (Blenheims)

To be part of 2nd Echelon Advanced Air Striking Force
No 81 Wing - RAF West Raynham: -

No 90 Sqn (Blenheims)

No 101 Sqn (Blenheims)

To be part of 2nd Echelon Advanced Air Striking Force
No 82 Wing - RAF Wyton: -

No 114 Sqn (Blenheims)

No 139 Sqn (Blenheims)

To be part of 2nd Echelon Advanced Air Striking Force
No 83 Wing - RAF Wattisham: -

No 107 Sqn (Blenheims)

No 110 Sqn (Blenheims)

To be part of 2nd Echelon Advanced Air Striking Force
No 70 Wing - RAF Upper Heyford: -

No 18 Sqn (Blenheims)

No 57 Sqn (Blenheims)

For service with the Field Force (RAF Component of the BEF)

Unit Movements Sep - Dec 1939

Unit Date Notes
RAF Watton  1 Sep 1939 No 2 Group assumed direct control of the station
RAF Wattisham  1 Sep 1939 No 2 Group assumed direct control of the station
RAF West Raynham  1 Sep 1939 No 2 Group assumed direct control of the station
RAF Bassingbourn: -

No 104 Sqn (Blenheims)

No 108 Sqn (Blenheims)

 2 Sep 1939 Transferred to the control of No 6 Group as Group Pool Squadrons
RAF Upwood: -

No 52 Sqn (Battles)

No 63 Sqn (Battles)

 2 Sep 1939 Transferred to the control of No 6 Group as Group Pool Squadrons
RAF Cranfield: -

No 35 Sqn (Battles)

No 207 Sqn (Battles)

 2 Sep 1939 Transferred to the control of No 6 Group as Group Pool Squadrons
No 98 Sqn (Battles)  2 Sep 1939 Transferred to the control of No 6 Group as a Group Pool Squadron
No 70 Wing - RAF Upper Heyford: -

No 18 Sqn (Blenheims)

No 57 Sqn (Blenheims)

11 Sep 1939 Transferred to the control of No 6 Group
No 139 Sqn  2 Dec 1939 Moved to Betheneville in France and transferred to AASF
No 40 Sqn  2 Dec 1939 Moved from Betheneville to RAF Wyton and transferred from AASF to re-equip with Blenheims
No 114 Sqn  9 Dec 1939 Moved to Mourmelon in France and transferred to AASF
No 40 Sqn  9 Dec 1939 Moved from Mourmelon to RAF Wyton and transferred from AASF to re-equip with Blenheims

Source - No 2 Group ORB

From September 1939 personnel movements began to be recorded in the Appendices to the ORB, but at the moment access to these is not available.

December 1939

Location Command Controlled
Castle Hill House, Huntingdon Bomber Command
  • SHQ Wattisham

    • No 107 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 110 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Watton

    • No 21 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 82 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ West Raynham

    • No 101 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Wyton

    • No 114 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 139 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM

Cuthbert T Maclean

16 May 1938 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DSO, MC
Personal Appointment
Plt Off K Ault 23 May 1938 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre

Francis P Don

11 Jul 1938 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, later AVM
Wg Cdr Thomas C Traill 26 Sep 1938 DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr

Leslie Dalton-Morris

 1 Jan 1938 later AM
Sqn Ldr P Heath 27 Mar 1939  
Sqn Ldr G A Bartlett  2 Aug 1938 Maintenance Liaison
Sqn Ldr E A Springall 29 Aug 1939  
Fg Off J H McMichael  1 Feb 1939  
Fg Off G E Newton 11 Jul 1939  
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr Robert M Foster 12 Sep 1939 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, DFC; later ACM
Sqn Ldr S L Blunt 26 Jun 1939  
Flt Lt F B Taylor   RAFO
Staffs to the Services
Armament
Sqn Ldr E J Palmer 17 Apr 1939  
Engineer
Sqn Ldr John A Hawkings 22 May 1939 later A/Cdre
Signals
Sqn Ldr F Porter 14 Jul 1936  
Navigation
Sqn Ldr A V Bax 13 Mar 1939  
Chaplain
Rev R S Wilkie 10 Sep 1939  
Meteorological
Mr M T Spence   Senior Meteorological Officer, BSc
Miscellaneous
Mr R H W Bundle   Code and Cypher duties
Plt Off A K Boning  3 Sep 1939  

Source - December 1939 Confidential Air Force List

June 1941

Location Command Controlled
Castle Hill House, Huntingdon Bomber Command
  • SHQ Horsham St Faith

    • No 18 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 139 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 8 Blind Approach Training Flight

  • SHQ Swanton Morley

    • No 105 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Wattisham

    • No 110 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Watton

    • No 21 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 82 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 90 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ West Raynham

    • No 101 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 107 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 114 (Bomber) Squadron - Thornaby

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Act AVM Donald F Stevenson 17 Feb 1941 Air Officer Commanding, DSO, OBE, MC
Air Staff
Wg Cdr P W M Wright  8 Dec 1940 Senior Air Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr C B Dove 20 Dec 1940  
Sqn Ldr Samuel C Elworthy  6 May 1941  AFC; later MRAF
Flt Lt H F Thomson 21 Nov 1940  
Flt Lt J H McMichael 19 Feb 1941  
Flt Lt J R Gree 23 Apr 1941  
Fg Off R T R Thornhill  1 Apr 1940  
Fg Off A F Livingstone  5 Jun 1940  
Fg Off E Houghton  2 Feb 1941  
Fg Off L A Combes 28 Feb 1941  
Fg Off H D Wright 16 Mar 1941  
Fg Off H M Parsons  9 Apr 1941  
Plt Off C M Harris 16 Jun 1940  
Plt Off H W Howarth  1 Feb 1941  
Plt Off R V Watson  2 Apr 1941  
Plt Off R W O'Farrell  1 May 1941  
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr S L Blunt 26 Jun 1939 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Fg Off W E Guinness 12 Feb 1941  
Plt Off I W Mitchem 26 Jun 1940  
Plt Off E B Cobbald 10 Apr 1941  
Staffs to the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr A V Bax 13 Mar 1939  
Engineer
Flt Lt T U Politt 25 May 1941  
Signals
Wg Cdr F Porter 14 Jul 1936 OBE
Wg Cdr

Leslie Dalton-Morris

29 Jan 1941 later AM
Fg Off A J E Forsyth 21 Sep 1939  
Plt Off A P Crowley  2 Feb 1941  
Armament
Wg Cdr E J Palmer 17 Apr 1939  
Photography
Fg Off W S Featherstonhaugh 12 Nov 1940  
Fg Off E P Thompson 17 Mar 1941  
Equipment
Wg Cdr H H Hilliar 27 Aug 1939  
Physical Training
Fg Off W C Cox  27 Sep 1940  
Medical
Sqn Ldr M Corbet  7 Jan 1941 Senior Medical Officer, MB, BS
Flt Lt J G Field  1 Nov 1940 MB, ChB, MRCS, LRCP
Fg Off J F Houlihan 25 Nov 1940 MB, BCh, DPH
Meteorological
Mr R M Poulter   Senior Meteorological Officer
Miscellaneous
Fg Off C T Kimber 2 Oct 1940  
Fg Off J V Baker  7 Apr 1941  
Plt Off A K Boning  3 Sep 1939  
Plt Off G Cruickshank 22 Jun 1940  
Plt Off W J Cox 10 Oct 1940  
Plt Off I F E Thoday  7 May 1940  
Plt Off J P A E Sullivan 19 Sep 1940  

Source - June 1941 Confidential Air Force List

July 1942

Location Command Controlled
Castle Hill House, Huntingdon Bomber Command
  • SHQ Horsham St Faith

    • No 105 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 1508 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

  • SHQ Swanton Morley

    • No 88 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 226 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 1515 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

  • SHQ Wattisham

    • No 18 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 1517 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

  • SHQ Watton

    • No 21 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ West Raynham

    • No 107 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 114 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 1482 (Gunnery) Flight

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Act AVM Alan Lees 17 Dec 1941 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DSO, AFC; later AM
Air Staff
Gp Capt Allen Hesketh 24 Sep 1941 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, DFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr C E Ellison 12 Nov 1941  
Wg Cdr G F Lerwill 28 May 1942 DFC
Sqn Ldr D J A Roe 24 Feb 1942 DFC
Sqn Ldr C H Glover 17 Apr 1942  
Flt Lt W L Douglas 20 Jan 1942  
Flt Lt R S Barnes 22 Dec 1941  
Flt Lt Leonard H Trent  9 Mar 1942 RNZAF, later VC
Flt Lt J Allan 30 Mar 1942  
Flt Lt E Houghton  2 Feb 1941  
Flt Lt H J W Meakin  5 Dec 1941 DFC
Fg Off H V W C Jones  4 Nov 1941  
Fg Off R B Laurie 10 Jan 1942  
Fg Off A G Hardwick  6 Apr 1942  
Fg Off E Green  1 Jan 1942  
Plt Off H C Munro 26 Jul 1941  
Plt Off O S Walker 25 Aug 1941  
Plt Off D McPhail 27 Apr 1942  
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr H Dutton 24 Mar 1942 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr F B Taylor  1 Sep 1939  
Flt Lt H D Higham  1 Mar 1942  
Fg Off W E Guinness 12 Feb 1941  
Fg Off G Cruickshank 22 Sep 1941  
Fg Off L G Blomfield  6 Jun 1941  
Fg Off H Francis  2 Mar 1942  
Fg Off F C Webber 12 Mar 1942  
Plt Off J W B Kipps 26 Sep 1941  
Staffs to the Services
Navigation
Fg Off John H Searby 18 Mar 1942 later A/Cdre
Engineer
Fg Off J Williams 23 Mar 1942 MBE
Signals
Fg Off A P Crowley  2 Feb 1941  
Plt Off R R S Bennett 23 Nov 1941  
Armament
Wg Cdr F R Foster 22 Jan 1942  
Flt Lt E W Walker    
Photography
Fg Off S J Hargrave  4 Apr 1942  
Equipment
Flt Lt L W Stotter 22 Nov 1941  
Medical
Wg Cdr G E Church  6 Nov 1941 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB, LRCP & S, DMRE, DMR
Meteorological
Mr R M Poulter   Senior Meteorological Officer
WAAF Staff Officers
Flt Off P M De Fraine  5 Jul 1941 WAAF
RAF Regiment
 Lt Col H A Campbell 23 Feb 1942
Miscellaneous Appointments
Flt Lt A F LOivingstone  5 Jun 1941 MBE
Flt Lt J V Baker  7 Apr 1941  
Fg Off W M Collins 25 Nov 1941 DFC

Source - July 1942 Confidential Air Force List

It moved to Bylaugh Hall, East Dereham in Norfolk on 15 May 1943 and was transferred to the Tactical Air Force (later 2nd TAF) on 1 June 1943.

December 1943

Location Command Controlled
Bylaugh Hall, East Dereham, Norfolk 2nd Tactical Air Force
  • SHQ Swanton Morley

    • No 226 Squadron

    • No 305 (Polish) Squadron

  • No 137 Wing/Airfield HQ - Hartford  Bridge

    • No 88 Squadron

    • No 107 Squadron

    • No 342 (Free French) Squadron

  • No 138 Wing/Airfield HQ - Lasham

    • No 320 (Dutch) Squadron

    • No 613 Squadron

  • No 139 Wing/Airfield HQ - Sculthorpe

    • No 21 Squadron

    • No 464 Squadron RAAF

    • No 487 Squadron RNZAF

  • No 140 Wing/Airfield HQ - Dunsfold

    • No 98 Squadron

    • No 180 Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Basil E Embry  1 Jun 1943 Air Officer Commanding, DSO, AFC, ADC; later ACM
Air Staff
Gp Capt David F W Atcherley  8 Oct 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr Graham R Magill 17 Sep 1943 DFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr L V E Atkinson 15 Jul 1942 DSO, DFC
Wg Cdr L A Lynn 12 Sep 1942 DFC
Sqn Ldr E Houghton 25 Aug 1941  
Sqn Ldr W M Collins 15 Jun 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr M H Disney 25 Mar 1943  
Sqn Ldr D A G Parry 27 Aug 1943  
Sqn Ldr R I Armstrong  1 Jun 1943  
Sqn Ldr W J Edrich  4 Oct 1943  
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr F C B Savile  6 Jul 1942 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr L Cook 28 Jan 1943 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr G Cruickshank 22 Sep 1941  
Staffs to the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr J B Robertson 25 Sep 1942 DFM
Engineer
Wg Cdr J Williams 23 Mar 1942 MBE
Signals
Wg Cdr Geoffrey C Eveleigh  8 Oct 1941 later AVM
Armament
Sqn Ldr E W Walker 22 Apr 1943  
Photography
Flt Lt C E Upton 15 Apr 1943  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr L W Stotter 22 Nov 1941  
Medical
Wg Cdr T J M Gregg 15 May 1943 Senior Medical Officer, MB, BCh
Meteorological
Mr R M Poulter   Senior Meteorological Officer
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off Lady A I Seton 17 Sep 1942 WAAF
RAF Regiment
 Lt Col H A Campbell 23 Feb 1942
Sqn Ldr F C Webber 23 Mar 1942  
Miscellaneous Appointments
Wg Cdr G P Miers  8 Dec 1942 DFC

Source - December 1943 Confidential Air Force List

June 1944

Location Command Controlled
Bylaugh Hall, East Dereham, Norfolk 2nd Tactical Air Force
  • SHQ RAF Swanton Morley

  • No 137 Wing/Airfield HQ

  • No 138 Wing/Airfield HQ

  • No 139 Wing/Airfield HQ

  • No 140 Wing/Airfield HQ

  • No 21 Squadron

  • No 88 Squadron

  • No 98 Squadron

  • No 107 Squadron

  • No 180 Squadron

  • No 226 Squadron

  • No 305 (Polish) Squadron

  • No 320 (Dutch) Squadron

  • No 342 (Free French) Squadron

  • No 464 Squadron RAAF

  • No 487 Squadron RNZAF

  • No 613 Squadron

  • No 1508 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

  • Communication Flight

  • No 423 Air Ammunition Park

  • No 414 Air Stores Parks

  • No 416 Repair and Salvage Unit

  • No 417 Repair and Salvage Unit

  • No 418 Repair and Salvage Unit

  • No 73 MT Light Repair Unit

  • No 55 Mobil Field Hospital

  • No 314 Supply and Transport Column

  • No 423 Aviation Fuel and Ammunition Park

  • No 2 Group Support Unit

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Basil E Embry  1 Jun 1943 Air Officer Commanding, DSO, AFC, ADC; later ACM
Air Staff
Gp Capt David F W Atcherley  8 Oct 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC; later AVM
Gp Capt Rex L Kippenberger  1 Feb 1944 later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr Graham R Magill 17 Sep 1943 DFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr W M Collins 15 Jun 1943 DFC
Wg Cdr H P Shallard  1 Jan 1944  
Wg Cdr A G Wilson  1 Feb 1944 DFC
Wg Cdr J R D Braham  1 Feb 1944 DSO, DFC
Sqn Ldr E Houghton 25 Aug 1941  
Sqn Ldr M H Disney 25 Mar 1943  
Sqn Ldr R I Armstrong  1 Jun 1943  
Sqn Ldr W J Edrich  4 Oct 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr P R Clapham 22 Nov 1943  
Sqn Ldr C E S Patterson  4 Mar 1944 DSO, DFC
Personnel Staff
Gp Capt    8 Dec 1943 Senior Officer i/c Administrative
Wg Cdr G Cruickshank 22 Sep 1941 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr B N Bacchus 28 Jan 1943  
Sqn Ldr L Cook 28 Jan 1943 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Flt Lt E C Millett 10 Jun 1943  
Staffs to the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr J B Robertson 25 Sep 1942 DFM
Engineer
Wg Cdr D Edwards 22 Nov 1943 MBE
Signals
Wg Cdr Geoffrey C Eveleigh  8 Oct 1941 later AVM
Armament
Sqn Ldr E W Walker 22 Apr 1943  
Photography
Flt Lt G G L Rattigan 24 Jan 1944  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr L W Stotter 22 Nov 1941  
Accountant
Sqn Ldr J Sanderson 30 Dec 1943  
Medical
Wg Cdr T J M Gregg 15 May 1943 Senior Medical Officer, MB, BCh
Meteorological
Mr J C Cumming   MA
RAF Regiment
 Lt Col H A Campbell 23 Feb 1942
Sqn Ldr F C Webber 23 Mar 1942  
Miscellaneous Appointments
Wg Cdr G P Miers  8 Dec 1942 DFC
Sqn Ldr W H Farmer   Assistant Provost Marshal

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

June 1945

Location Command Controlled
Caserne de Cavalerie, Boulevard General Jacques, Brussels 2nd Tactical Air Force
  • ?

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Basil E Embry  1 Jun 1943 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DSO, AFC; later ACM
Gp Capt Leslie W Cannon  8 Dec 1943 Air Officer i/c Administration, later AVM
Air Staff
A/Cdre David F W Atcherley  8 Oct 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC, ADC; later AVM
Gp Capt Peter G Wykeham-Barnes  1 Dec 1944 DSO, DFC; later ACM
Wg Cdr H P Shallard  1 Jan 1944  
Wg Cdr W J Scott  7 Apr 1945  
Wg Cdr H F Wood  5 May 1945  
Wg Cdr Graham R Magill 17 Sep 1943 DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr E Houghton 25 Aug 1941  
Sqn Ldr M H Disney 25 Mar 1943  
Sqn Ldr W J Edrich  4 Oct 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr P R Clapham 22 Nov 1943  
Sqn Ldr J V Hadland 22 Apr 1944  
Sqn Ldr A H Riseley 15 May 1944  
Sqn Ldr D G Mossman 17 Jul 1944  
Sqn Ldr H J W Yeats  5 Mar 1945  
Sqn Ldr L Garston  4 Apr 1945  
Sqn Ldr K D A Taute 17 Oct 1944  
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr G Cruickshank 22 Sep 1941 Organisation
Sqn Ldr L Cook 28 Jan 1943 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr E C Millett 10 Jun 1943  
Staffs to the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr J B Robertson 25 Sep 1942 DFM
Engineer
Wg Cdr J B Stoneman 25 Mar 1945 BEM
Signals
Wg Cdr P C Mortimore 11 Aug 1944  
Armament
Wg Cdr H Wright 24 Aug 1944 MBE
Equipment
Wg Cdr L W Stotter 22 Nov 1941  
Accountant
Sqn Ldr J Sanderson 30 Dec 1943  
Photography
Flt Lt G G L Rattigan 24 Jan 1944  
Medical
Wg Cdr T J M Gregg 15 May 1943 Senior Medical Officer, MB, BCh
Educational
Mr R B Applewhite   RAFVR
Meteorological
Wg Cdr J C Cumming  6 Jun 1944 MA
RAF Regiment
 Lt Col H A Campbell 23 Feb 1942
Sqn Ldr H Gould 10 Jul 1944  
Sqn Ldr M G Evans  4 Apr 1945  
Miscellaneous Appointments
Wg Cdr F H Bickerton  1 Dec 1944  
Wg Cdr D F Dennis 10 Nov 1944 DSO, DFC
Sqn Ldr W H Farmer 16 May 1944 Assistant Provost Marshal
Sqn Ldr J Moore  3 Apr 1944  
Flt Lt H M Pezzani 16 May 1944  
Flt Lt G P Tolputt   DFC
Flt Lt W Hunter 23 Apr 1945  

Source - June 1945 Confidential Air Force List

Listings for 1946 - 1947 are currently not available

It was transferred to British Air Forces of Occupation on  15 July 1945 and disbanded on 1 May 1947.

It reformed on 1 November 1948 at Sundern and from this point only principal personnel can be shown.

October 1949

Location Command Controlled
Sundern, West Germany British Air Forces of Occupation
  • All RAF flying units in Germany

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Laurence F Sinclair  1 Dec 1948 Air Officer Commanding, GC, CB, CBE; later AVM
Air Staff
Gp Capt F H Tyson  1 Nov 1949 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt S H V Harris  1 Nov 1948 Senior Officer i/c Administration,

Technical Staff

Gp Capt Glynn Silyn-Roberts   Senior Technical Staff Officer, CBE, AFC, MSc, FRAeS; later AVM

Source - October 1949 Air Force List

1950

Location Command Controlled
Sundern, West Germany British Air Forces of Occupation
  • All RAF flying units in Germany

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre The Earl of Bandon 16 Jan 1950 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DSO; later ACM
Air Staff
Gp Capt F H Tyson  1 Nov 1949 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt S H V Harris  1 Nov 1948 Senior Officer i/c Administration,

Technical Staff

Gp Capt H M G Parker  3 Dec 1949 Senior Technical Staff Officer,

Source - April 1950 Air Force List

1951

Location Command Controlled
Sundern, West Germany British Air Forces of Occupation
  • All RAF flying units in Germany

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Hector D McGregor 18 Jun 1951 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DSO; later AM
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt T M Ward 13 Nov 1950 Senior Officer i/c Administration, CBE, DFC

Technical Staff

Gp Capt H M G Parker  3 Dec 1949 Senior Technical Staff Officer,

Source - April 1951 Air Force List

It was transferred to 2nd Tactical Air Force on 1 September 1951.

1952

Location Command Controlled
Sundern, West Germany 2nd Tactical Air Force
  • All RAF flying units in Germany

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Hector D McGregor 18 Jun 1951 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DSO; later AM
Air Staff
Gp Capt Leslie Fox 27 Jul 1951 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC; later A/Cdre
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt G J L Read  1 Apr 1952 Senior Officer i/c Administration, AFC

Technical Staff

Gp Capt

William H Husbands

 5 May 1952 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE; later A/Cdre

Source - April 1952 Air Force List

1953

Location Command Controlled
Sundern, West Germany 2nd Tactical Air Force

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Hector D McGregor 18 Jun 1951 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DSO; later AM
Air Staff
Gp Capt Leslie Fox 27 Jul 1951 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC; later A/Cdre
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt R E Sharp 17 Mar 1953 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC

Technical Staff

Gp Capt

William H Husbands

 5 May 1952 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE; later A/Cdre

Source - April 1953 Air Force List

1954

Location Command Controlled
Sundern, West Germany 2nd Tactical Air Force

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM John R Hallings Pott  9 Nov 1953 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DSO, AFC
Air Staff
Gp Capt A H Donaldson  1 Mar 1954 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC*, AFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt R E Sharp 17 Mar 1953 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC

Technical Staff

Gp Capt

William H Husbands

 5 May 1952 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE; later A/Cdre

Source - April 1954 Air Force List

Location Command Controlled
Sundern, West Germany 2nd Tactical Air Force

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM John R Hallings Pott  9 Nov 1953 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DSO, AFC
Air Staff
Gp Capt A H Donaldson  1 Mar 1954 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC*, AFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt A G F Stewart 21 Aug 1954 Senior Officer i/c Administration

Technical Staff

Gp Capt

William H Husbands

 5 May 1952 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE; later A/Cdre

Source - October 1954 Air Force List

1955

Location Command Controlled
Sundern, West Germany 2nd Tactical Air Force

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Sydney R Ubee  1 Jul 1955 Air Officer Commanding, CB, AFC
Flt Lt Richard E F Peirse  8 Jul 1954 ADC to AOC; later AVM
Air Staff
Gp Capt A H Donaldson  1 Mar 1954 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC*, AFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt A G F Stewart 21 Aug 1954 Senior Officer i/c Administration,

Technical Staff

Gp Capt John J Murphy  4 Oct 1954 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE; later A/Cdre

Source - October 1955 Air Force List

1956

Location Command Controlled
Sundern, West Germany 2nd Tactical Air Force

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Sydney R Ubee  1 Jul 1955 Air Officer Commanding, CB, AFC
Flt Lt Richard E F Peirse  8 Jul 1954 ADC to AOC; later AVM
Air Staff
Gp Capt A H Donaldson  1 Mar 1954 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC*, AFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt A G F Stewart 21 Aug 1954 Senior Officer i/c Administration,

Technical Staff

Gp Capt John J Murphy  4 Oct 1954 Senior Technical Staff Officer, OBE; later A/Cdre

Source - January & April 1956 Air Force List

1957

Location Command Controlled
Sundern, West Germany 2nd Tactical Air Force

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Sydney R Ubee  1 Jul 1955 Air Officer Commanding, CB, AFC
Personal Appointment
Fg Off D L Hamblin  9 Feb 1956 ADC to AOC,
Air Staff
Cdre H A Maurenbrecher   Senior Air Staff Officer, Royal Netherlands Air Force
Gp Capt K J Mellor  9 Aug 1956 DSO, DFC
Wg Cdr P E Vaugh-Fowler 24 Aug 1956 DSO, DFC*, AFC
Lt Col J L Flinterman 14 Jan 1957 Royal Netherlands Air Force
Sqn Ldr H H A Ironside  4 Mar 1956  
Sqn Ldr B C Redman  1 Jul 1955  
Sqn Ldr K J Ryall  1 Nov 1954 DFC
Sqn Ldr Peter H L Scott  6 Aug 1956 AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr J H Walton  7 Jul 1956 AFC
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr W E Evans  1 Nov 1956  
Signals
Wg Cdr R Jones 16 Apr 1956  
Maj W Bartelings  2 Jan 1956 Royal Netherlands Air Force
Maj H Sheepstra 11 Dec 1956 Royal Netherlands Air Force
Maj O G Ward  1 Jun 1956 Royal Netherlands Air Force
Weapons
Sqn Ldr N W Heale 20 Aug 1956  
Ground Defence
Wg Cdr J T O'Sullivan 22 Jul 1956 Senior Ground Defence Staff Officer
Air Traffic Control
Sqn Ldr R Armstrong  5 Jan 1956  
Staffs of the Staff (Air Staff)
Meteorological
Mr H Maggs    
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt L F Brown  8 Mar 1957 Senior Administrative Staff Officer,
Sqn Ldr E K Adair 21 Jan 1956  
Sqn Ldr D G A Valentine 26 Oct 1956  
Staffs of the Staff (Administrative Staff)
Medical
Wg Cdr D F S Shaw 13 Feb 1956 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB, DFH
Technical Staff
Gp Capt A A Saw 19 Mar 1957 Senior Technical Staff Officer, CBE
Engineers
Sqn Ldr E A Jarman 14 Aug 1955  
Sqn Ldr A G Rodd 27 May 1955 AFRAeS
Armament
Sqn Ldr P P Face  1 Jun 1957  
Radio
Sqn Ldr R C Mitchell 11 Jul 1954  
Miscellaneous Appointment
Sqn Ldr E Bailey 23 Jun xxxx Air Traffic Control Officer, AFC
Sqn Ldr W G Rogers Statistical Officer. MBE, DFC

Source - April & July 1957 Air Force List

1958

Changes between April 1957 and April 1958

Personal Appointment
Flt Lt G O Eades  1 Oct 1957 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Maj W Bartelings  2 Jan 1956 Royal Netherlands Air Force
Radio
Sqn Ldr V G Piercey 11 Oct 1957  

Source - January 1958 Air Force List

Location Command Controlled
Sundern, West Germany 2nd Tactical Air Force

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Sydney R Ubee  1 Jul 1955 Air Officer Commanding, CB, AFC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt

William H Croydon

 2 Dec 1957 ADC to AOC; later A/Cdre
Air Staff
Cdre H A Maurenbrecher   Senior Air Staff Officer, Royal Netherlands Air Force
Gp Capt K P Smales 12 Feb 1857 DSO, DFC
Lt Col J L Flinterman 14 Jan 1957 Royal Netherlands Air Force
Sqn Ldr R Armstrong  5 Jan 1956  
Sqn Ldr J L Ginns  2 Jan 1958  
Sqn Ldr N W Heale 20 Aug 1956  
Sqn Ldr H H A Ironside  4 Mar 1956  
Sqn Ldr Peter H L Scott  6 Aug 1956 AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr J H Walton  7 Jul 1956 AFC
Sqn Ldr W N Waudby 21 Nov 1957  
Maj L Hanson  6 Jan 1958 Royal Netherlands Air Force
Maj H Sheepstra 11 Dec 1956 Royal Netherlands Air Force
Intelligence
Sqn Ldr W E Evans  1 Nov 1956  
Signals
Wg Cdr R Jones 16 Apr 1956  
Maj O G Ward  1 Jun 1956 Royal Netherlands Air Force
Ground Defence
Wg Cdr O A Ward 18 Nov 1957 Senior Ground Defence Staff Officer
Staffs of the Staff (Air Staff)
Meteorological
Mr H Maggs    
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt L F Brown  8 Mar 1957 Senior Administrative Staff Officer,
Sqn Ldr E K Adair 21 Jan 1956  
Sqn Ldr P T Hall 24 Apr 1956 MBE
Staffs of the Staff (Administrative Staff)
Medical
Wg Cdr D F S Shaw 13 Feb 1956 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB, DFH
Technical Staff
Gp Capt A A Saw 19 Mar 1957 Senior Technical Staff Officer, CBE, MIME
Engineers
Sqn Ldr E A Jarman 14 Aug 1955  
Radio
Sqn Ldr J Rothwell 23 Jan 1958  

Source - April 1958 Air Force List

It disbanded on 15 November 1958

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