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HQ No 47 Group Personnel, locations and units


[Jun 1945 | Oct 1949]

This Group was formed on 1 January 1945 from No 116 Wing within Transport Command at The Hall, Milton Ernest in Bedfordshire but moved to Hendon shortly afterwards

 

June 1945

Location Command Controlled
The Hyde, Hendon, NW9 Transport Command
  • HQ RAF Hendon

    • No 24 Squadron

    • Air Ministry Book Production and Distribution Centre

  • HQ RAF Holmsley South

    • No 246 Squadron

  • HQ RAF Kemble

  • HQ RAF Lyneham

    • No  511 Squadron

    • No  525 Squadron

  • HQ RAF Merryfield

    • No 187 Squadron

  • HQ RAF Northolt

  • SHQ RAF Stoney Cross

    • No 46 Squadron

    • No 242 Squadron

  • No 1680 Flight - Prestwick

  • RAF Intelligence School - Highgate

  • RAF School of Discussion Method - Highgate

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Francis J Fressanges 22 Jun 1944 Air Officer Commanding; later AM
Air Staff
Gp Capt F A P Pearce 11 Jul 1944 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE
Wg Cdr G R Stroud 17 Jul 1944  
Sqn Ldr E D Higham 18 Nov 1944 AFC
Sqn Ldr W N Basson  2 Feb 1945  
Sqn Ldr N S C Chapman 15 Sep 1944  
Sqn Ldr C K Silcock 17 Jul 1944 DFC
Sqn Ldr J D S Nowell 12 Aug 1944  
Sqn Ldr P D S Bennett 13 Feb 1945  
Sqn Ldr K C Winton 21 Jul 1944  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt A R Leggate 10 Aug 1944 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Wg Cdr C G L Bowley  3 Jun 1944  
Wg Cdr J F Freeston  8 Feb 1945  
Wg Cdr R C Longsdon  4 Mar 1945 Organisation
Sqn Ldr F E Le Fevre 14 Jan 1944  
Sqn Ldr J C Rawlinson  1 Jan 1945  
Sqn Ldr J Stone 14 Jul 1944  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Wg Cdr P Brown 23 Apr 1945 OBE
Sqn Ldr R Williams  7 Feb 1945  
Sqn Ldr C A Rennie 15 Aug 1944 DFM
Signals
Wg Cdr N A Smith 30 Mar 1945  
Sqn Ldr C W Allsop 23 Jul 1944  
Equipment
Wg Cdr A J Sanford 19 Feb 1945  
Sqn Ldr R C Aredt 18 Jul 1944  
Medical
Wg Cdr A T G Thomas  8 Jan 1945 MD, BS, DPH
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off J E Neville 23 Apr 1945 WAAF

Source - June 1945 Confidential Air Force List

It moved to RAF Abingdon on 15 April 1948 and was redesignated No 46 Group on 1 November 1949.

Listings for 1946 - 1948 are currently not available and from 1949 only principal personnel can be shown.

October 1949

Location Command Controlled
RAF Abingdon, Berkshire Transport Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Arthur P Revington 15 Jan 1948 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Personal Appointment
Fg Off B J Leonard  6 Dec 1948 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt Gerald P H Carter  2 May 1949 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE; later A/Cdre
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt John P Cave 19 Jan 1948 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE; later A/Cdre

Technical Staff

Wg Cdr F Wicks 13 Sep 1948 Senior Technical Staff Officer,

Source - October 1949 Air Force List

[Dec 1943 | Jun 1944 | Jun 1945 | Oct 1949]

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