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HQ No 9 Group Personnel, locations and units


[Jun 1941 | Jul 1942 | Dec 1943 | Jun 1944 | Jun 1945]

Originally formed on 1 April 1918 at Mount Wise, Devonport in No 2 Area.  Control was transferred to South-Western Area on  8 May 1918 and in June it moved to Warsash, Southampton, becoming No 9 (Operations) Group on  8 August 1918 but disbanded on 15 May 1919, with its units being transferred to No 10 Group.

This Group was reformed on 9 August 1940 at Barton Hall, near Preston, Lancashire, becoming operational on 2 October.

Unit Movements  Aug - Dec 1940

Unit Date Notes
RAF Speke 16 Sep 1940 Assumed executive control of this station
RAF Baginton 16 Sep 1940 Assumed executive control of this station
RAF Speke 24 Sep 1940 Opened as a RAF Station
RAF Baginton 25 Sep 1940 Opened as a RAF Station
No 308 Sqn 25 Sep 1940 Moved from RAF Speke to RAF Baginton
No 312 Sqn 26 Sep 1940 Moved from RAF Duxford to RAF Speke

Source - No 9 Group ORB

Personnel Movements Aug - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off I C D Clowes  1 Sep 1940 Appointed Assistant Camp Commandant
Sqn Ldr Herbert W Mermagen  1 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr (OC, RAF Speke)
Sqn Ldr J O W Oliver  1 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr
Fg Off G L W Boswell  1 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr
Plt Off C W Corless  1 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act Fg Off
Plt Off Thompson  1 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Plt Off A H Rose  1 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Plt Off Neal  1 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Plt Off L H Wilson  4 Sep 1940 Posted in for Filter duties
Plt Off P E Pratt  4 Sep 1940 Posted in for Filter duties
Plt Off N Hayward  4 Sep 1940 Posted in for Filter duties
Plt Off B J Griffiths  4 Sep 1940 Posted in for Filter duties
Plt Off J G Hare  4 Sep 1940 Posted in for Filter duties
Plt Off G Brice  4 Sep 1940 Posted in for Filter duties
Plt Off J D Marvin  4 Sep 1940 Posted in for Filter duties
Sqn Ldr E C Passmore  4 Sep 1940 Posted in for Signals duties
Act Flt Lt R Whitehead  5 Sep 1940 Attached to RAF Kirton-in-Lindsay
Act Flt Lt J M Watson  5 Sep 1940 Attached to HQ No 12 Group
Act Flt Lt B A Bradford  5 Sep 1940 Attached to RAF Church Fenton
Sqn Ldr G F Godden  6 Sep 1940 Posted in from No 3 Sqn for Operations and Training duties and attached to No 3 Sqn
Sqn Ldr J B Sims  7 Sep 1940 Posted in for Organisation duties and attached to No 12 Group
SO Welsh  9 Sep 1940 Attached from HQ Fighter Command for temporary duty
Flt Lt H Preston 12 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr
Act Flt Lt E Swale 12 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr
SO Welsh 12 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached from HQ Fighter Command for temporary duty
Plt Off H H Goddard 14 Sep 1940 Posted in from HQ Fighter Command for MLO duties
Flt Sgt Groat 14 Sep 1940 ACH, arrived on posting
Flt Sgt Rich 14 Sep 1940 Clerk/GD, arrived on posting
Act Flt Lt R Whitehead 14 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Kirton-in-Lindsay
Plt Off J W Brown 16 Sep 1940 Attached to HQ No 12 Group for Defence Course
Act Sqn Ldr Thompson 17 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr
Act Sqn Ldr J M Watson 17 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr
Plt Off R E G Wendt 17 Sep 1940 Posted in for Intelligence duties
Sqn Ldr Gilbert-Smith 17 Sep 1940 Transferred to the Technical Branch wef 24 Apr 1940
A/Cdre Wilfred A McClaughry 19 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting as Air Officer Commanding
Plt Off M ? N Bancroft 19 Sep 1940 Posted in for MLO duties
Plt Off N E Macpherson 19 Sep 1940 Posted into RAF Kirkwall for Filter duties
Plt Off G D Hodson 21 Sep 1940 Posted in for MLO duties
Act Wg Cdr J O W Oliver 21 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to HQ No 12 Group
Act Wg Cdr E C Passmore 21 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to HQ No 12 Group
Plt Off C Sephton 21 Sep 1940 attached to HQ No 9 Group, pending posting
A/Cdre Charles L King 22 Sep 1940 Posted in for duty as SASO
Gp Capt C W Hill 22 Sep 1940 Posted in for Operations and Training duty
Sqn Ldr J B Sims 22 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 12 Group
Act Sqn Ldr H Preston 22 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to HQ Fighter Command
Sqn Ldr B G Morris 23 Sep 1940 Posted in for Armament duties
A/Cdre Wilfred A McClaughry 23 Sep 1940 Promoted to Temporary AVM wef 1 Jul 1940
Plt Off G D Johnson 23 Sep 1940 Posted in for Filter duties
Plt Off S J Davies 23 Sep 1940 Posted in for Intelligence duties
Plt Off E S Kennedy 23 Sep 1940 Posted in for Intelligence duties
Plt Off B S Roberts 23 Sep 1940 Posted in for Intelligence duties
Gp Capt C W Hill 23 Sep 1940 Attached to HQ No 12 Group
Act Flt Lt W Foulsham 24 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr
Plt Off H B Prior 25 Sep 1940 Posted in for Administrative duties
Act Fg Off S A Scott 26 Sep 1940 Posted to No 3 (Polish) Wing, Blackpool for Administrative duties and attached to No 9 Group for temporary duty
Sqn Ldr Schofield 27 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Eastchurch
Sqn Ldr G F Godden 27 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Eastchurch
Plt Off E Barton-Fanning 27 Sep 1940 Posted in for Equipment duties
Act Flt Lt E C Fuller 27 Sep 1940 Posted in for Operations and Training duties (Sqn Ldr post)
Fg Off R Whitehead 28 Sep 1940 Posted to RAF Speke for Operations duties
Sqn Ldr R I C McDougall 28 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to HQ No 13 Group
Sqn Ldr E Swale 28 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to HQ Fighter Command
Sqn Ldr R I C McDougall 28 Sep 1940 Attached to RAF Digby
Plt Off H B Prior 30 Sep 1940 Arrived for Camp Commandant duties
Sqn Ldr B G Morris 30 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 12 Group
Plt Off P J A Scott 30 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 12 Group
Act Flt Lt B A Bradford 30 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Church Fenton
Act Flt Lt E C Fuller 30 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr
Act Sqn Ldr E C Fuller  1 Oct 1940 Arrived from RAF Wittering
Sqn Ldr P J McNally  1 Oct 1940 Arrived for Medical duties and promoted to Act Wg Cdr
Fg Off J M Oliver  2 Oct 1940 Posted in for Operations and Training duties
Fg Off E C Rogers  2 Oct 1940 Posted in from RAF Duxford for Intelligence duties
Wg Cdr J M Watson  2 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to HQ No 12 Group
Plt Off J W Brown  2 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to HQ No 12 Group
Lt D J Boys  2 Oct 1940 Attached from 4th AA Division for duty in the Operations Room
Fg Off J M Over  2 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Fg Off E C Rogers  2 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Gp Capt C W Hill  3 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to HQ No 12 Group
Sqn Ldr J W C More  3 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to HQ No 12 Group
Plt Off G Rogerson  4 Oct 1940 Posted in from No 13 Group for Operations and Training duties
Plt Off V F Crosthwaite  4 Oct 1940 Posted in from No 13 Group for Operations and Training duties
Plt Off S J Davis  4 Oct 1940 Posted in from No 12 Group for Intelligence duties
Sqn Ldr J W C More  5 Oct 1940 Attached to HQ No 12 Group
Plt Off B F Savage  5 Oct 1940 Posted in for Filter Room duties
Flt Lt R E G Wendt  6 Oct 1940 Arrived from RAF Biggin Hill pending posting to RAF Speke for Intelligence duties
Flt Lt R E G Wendt  7 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Speke for Intelligence duties
Plt Off V F Crosthwaite  7 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Speke for Operations duties
Plt Off S A Scott  7 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 9 Group for temporary duty
Act Sqn Ldr E C Fuller  9 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Speke
Act Sqn Ldr B A Bradford  9 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Speke
Flt Lt Hood 10 Oct 1940 Posted in
Flt Lt Lavers 12 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting and proceeded to RAF Baginton
ASO J C Clarkson 13 Oct 1940 Posted in from WAAF Officers' School, Reading for Codes and Cypher duties wef 10 Oct 1940
ASO W E Priest 13 Oct 1940 Posted in from WAAF Officers' School, Reading for Codes and Cypher duties wef 10 Oct 1940
Plt Off K J Nelson 13 Oct 1940 Attached to HQ No 12 Group for Operations duties
Plt Off Thompson 13 Oct1940 Appointed PA to AOC and promoted to Act Fg Off
Act Flt Lt G B H Reed 14 Oct 1940 Posted in from RAF Hemswell
Plt Off Midgley Carver 14 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting in for Defence duties wef 10 Oct 1940
Flt Off J M Carre 15 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting in for WAAF Staff duties wef 10 Oct 1940
Plt Off E S Kennedy 15 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to HQ No 12 Group
Sqn Ldr Grant-Ferries 15 Oct 1940 Posted in from RAF Wittering
ASO Chrystal 15 Oct 1940 Posted in from RAF Tangmere wef 10 Oct 1940
Sqn Ldr A A Denison 15 Oct 1940 Posted in from RAF Church Fenton for duty as Controller
Plt Off S E Whiteley 15 Oct 1940 Posted in from RAF Church Fenton for Operations duties
Plt Off E H G Evans 15 Oct 1940 Posted in from RAF Kirton-in-Lindsay
Plt Off G F C Holaken 15 Oct 1940 Posted in from RAF Digby
Plt Off R D Hyde 15 Oct 1940 Posted in from RAF Wittering
Plt Off J F L Walker 15 Oct 1940 Attached to RAF Speke
ASO P H Collins 17 Oct 1940 Posted in from RAF Llandour wef 10 Oct 1940
Plt Off G F C Holaken 18 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Speke for Operations duties
Plt Off S E Whiteley 18 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Speke for Operations duties
Sqn Ldr B G Morris 18 Oct 1940 Posted to No 308 Sqn as OC
Sqn Ldr J W C More 18 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to HQ No 12 Group
Plt Off J F L Walker 19 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Speke
Sqn Ldr J W C More 19 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr
Pt Off D G Pinnell 21 Oct 1940 Posted in for Operations duties
Act Flt Lt G B H Reed 21 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Blackpool
Sqn Ldr A A Denison 21 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Speke for duty as Controller
Plt Off J W Brown 21 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Baginton for Defence duties
ASO P H Collins 22 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Baginton
Plt Off O P Ladyman 22 Oct 1940 Attached to HQ No 9 Group for Intelligence duties
Flt Lt A H S King 22 Oct 1940 Posted in from No 10 SFTS for 'P' Staff duties
Flt Lt D C James 23 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr
Act Flt Lt C Osmond 23 Oct 1940 Attached from RAF Baginton for Signals duties
ASO M J Disbrowe 23 Oct 1940 Posted in from RAF Baginton
ASO J C Clarkson 23 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Baginton
Flt Lt B A Dennis 23 Oct 1940 Attached to HQ No 9 Group for Operations duties
Plt Off E H Dean 23 Oct 1940 Attached to HQ No 9 Group for Operations duties
Sqn Ldr N W Wickham 24 Oct 1940 Attached to HQ No 9 Group for Operations duties
Plt Off E L Turner 24 Oct 1940 Posted in from RAF Speke for Operations duties
Plt Off B F Savage 25 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Plt Off O P Ladyman 25 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to HQ No 9 Group for Intelligence duties
Flt Lt Mayou 26 Oct 1940 Posted in from No 7 AACU for Medical duties
Fg Off E A Markwick 26 Oct 1940 Posted in from RAF Coltishall for Operations duties
Sqn Ldr R I C McDougall 27 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Digby
Plt Off R D Hyde 28 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Baginton for Operations duties
Act Sqn Ldr E C Fuller 28 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Speke as Controller
Plt Off H F N Nicholls 29 Oct 1940 Reported for duty
SO M O Walker 29 Oct 1940 Posted in from No 9 Balloon Centre
Sqn Ldr Schofield 30 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Ternhill for Operations duties
Fg Off E A Markwick 30 Oct 1940 Attached to RAF Coltishall for Operations duties
Pt Off D G Pinnell 30 Oct 1940 Attached to RAF Digby for Operations duties
Sqn Ldr E Swale 30 Oct 1940 Admitted to RAF Hospital, Weeton
Plt Off H B Prior  1 Nov 1940 Promoted to Act Fg Off
Plt Off H F N Nicholls  1 Nov 1940 Attached to RAF Loughborough
Capt H F Stewart  1 Nov 1940 Posted in for AA Liaison duties
Act Flt Lt C Osmond  2 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached from RAF Baginton for Signals duties
Plt Off P J A Scott  4 Nov 1940 Promoted to Act Fg Off
Flt Lt Winter  4 Nov 1940 Posted to RAF Baginton (SLA)
Plt Off S R Jeffreys  6 Nov 1940 Posted in for Intelligence duties
Wg Cdr E A McNab  9 Nov 1940 Posted in from No 1 (RCAF) Sqn
2 Lt Devey 10 Nov 1940 Posted in
Sqn Ldr Prier 11 Nov 1940 Posted in from No 15 OTU for Armament duties
Plt Off Allen 11 Nov 1940 Posted in from No 1 Signals School for Signals duties
Flt Lt Bingham 11 Nov 1940 Posted to the Middle East
Flt Lt Swoffer 12 Nov 1940 Posted in from RAF Biggin Hill
ASO J M Carre 14 Nov 1940 Posed in from No 8 SFTS
Sqn Ldr E Swale 14 Nov 1940 Discharged from RAF Hospital, Weeton
Sqn Ldr P K Devitt 14 Nov 1940 Posed in from No 152 Sqn as a Controller
Plt Off J T Molony 16 Nov 1940 Posted in from RAF Pembrey for Operations duties
Plt Off A P Welsh 16 Nov 1940 Posted in from RAF Pembrey for Operations duties
Flt Lt Rogerson 18 Nov 1940 Posted to No 7 EFTS
Plt Off J R Jenkins 20 Nov 1940 Posted in from No 1 RAF Depot
Sqn Ldr N W Wickham 20 Nov 1940 Posted in from RAF Baginton as a Controller
Plt Off E H Dean 21 Nov 1940 Posted to RAF Ternhill for Operations duties
Plt Off E H G Fisher 21 Nov 1940 Posted to RAF Ternhill for Operations duties
ASO D Stanley Turner 25 Nov 1940 Posted in from HQ Bomber Command
Fg Off Pelham Toll 27 Nov 1940 Posted in from RAF Digby for Intelligence duties
ASO E D Clark 27 Nov 1940 Posted in from Gerrards Cross
Plt Off S M Barton  6 Dec 1940 Posted in from RAF Coltishall for Operations duties
Wg Cdr J W C More  9 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Baginton
Wg Cdr E A McNab 10 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Jurby
Plt Off A P Welsh 10 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Baginton for Operations duties
Plt Off O N Steel 10 Dec 1940 Posted in from the Air Ministry for DAPM duties
Sqn Ldr J E McComb 12 Dec 1940 Posted in from HQ No 11 Group
Wg Cdr E J George 13 Dec 1940 Posted in from RAF Baginton
Gp Capt C W Hill 18 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Kirkham
Plt Off H J Grumbar 18 Dec 1940 Posted to HQ No 10 Group
ASO M Dacam 18 Dec 1940 Posted in from RAF Coltishall
Plt Off S McAughey 20 Dec 1940 Posted in from RAF Leuchars
Gp Capt Alexander Gray 21 Dec 1940 Posted in from RAF Kirkham
Plt Off O P Ladyman 21 Dec 1940 Posted in from HQ Fighter Command
Plt Off I Costie 27 Dec 1940 Posted in from RAF Loughborough

Source - No 9 Group ORB

June 1941

Location Command Controlled
Barton Hall, Preston, Lancashire Fighter Command
  • SHQ RAF Baginton

    • No 308 (Polish) Squadron

    • No 403 (RCAF) Squadron

  • SHQ RAF High Ercall

    • No 68 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Speke

    • No 315 (Polish) Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Valley

    • No 615 Squadron

  • No 605 Squadron - Ternhill*

  • No 96 Squadron - Squires Gate**

  • No 256 Squadron

  • No 312 (Czech) Squadron - Jurby***

* Station in No 21 Group

** Station in No 17 Group

*** Station in No 25 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Wilfred A McClaughry 16 Sep 1940 Air Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, DFC
Air Staff
Gp Capt George M Lawson  1 Feb 1941 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, MC; later A/Cdre
Gp Capt Alexander Gray 21 Dec 1940 MC, later AVM
Wg Cdr P H Smith 23 Nov 1940  
Wg Cdr E J George 13 Dec 1940  
Wg Cdr J O W Oliver 14 Aug 1940 DSO, DFC
Wg Cdr S F Godden  6 Sep 1940  
Wg Cdr W A J Satchell  4 Jan 1941  
Sqn Ldr L S Thompson 16 Aug 1940  
Sqn Ldr D R Scott  7 Jan 1941  
Sqn Ldr J M Watson 11 Aug 1940  
Sqn Ldr E Gillam  1 Mar 1941 DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr G C Tomlinson 18 Mar 1941 DFC
Flt Lt W Foulsham 11 Aug 1940 MC
Flt Lt E Swale 12 Aug 1940 DFC
Flt Lt R E G Wendt  1 Feb 1941  
Flt Lt W S J Scruby  9 Feb 1941 OBE
Flt Lt A Eyre 28 Apr 1941 DFC
Fg Off D C James 12 Aug 1940 OBE
Fg Off R A Bradford 16 Aug 1940  
Fg Off E C Rogers 25 Sep 1940  
Fg Off J H Over  2 Oct 1940  
Plt Off A H Rose  9 Aug 1940  
Plt Off I C D Clowes 12 Aug 1940  
Plt Off A Cairns 22 Aug 1940  
Plt Off H Massingham 22 Aug 1940  
Plt Off H Haywood-Jones 22 Aug 1940  
Plt Off H J G Hare  2 Sep 1940  
Plt Off G E Brice  2 Sep 1940  
Plt Off B J Griffith  2 Sep 1940  
Plt Off L H Wilson  2 Sep 1940  
Plt Off F S Pratt  2 Sep 1940  
Plt Off E S Hayward  2 Sep 1940  
Plt Off J D Marvin  2 Sep 1940  
Plt Off H H Goddard 13 Sep 1940  
Plt Off M W N Bancroft 19 Sep 1940  
Plt Off S J Davies 23 Sep 1940  
Plt Off D H Tingey 22 Aug 1940  
Plt Off C A Redgrove 22 Aug 1940  
Plt Off P J A Scott 29 Aug 1940  
Plt Off B F Savage  8 Oct 1940  
Plt Off E L Turner 24 Oct 1940  
Plt Off S R Jeffries  5 Nov 1940  
Plt Off R H Cholmondley  5 Dec 1940  
Plt Off J M Barton  5 Dec 1940  
Plt Off R D Lloyd  6 Dec 1940  
Plt Off J K Young 13 Dec 1940  
Plt Off J W Warrington 10 Jan 1941  
Plt Off D H Banks  9 Feb 1941  
Plt Off G T Teasdale  9 Feb 1941  
Plt Off Lord Chesham  9 Feb 1941 MC
Plt Off J S G Eyre  9 Feb 1941  
Plt Off D S Reid 24 Feb 1941  
Plt Off W E Clegg  3 Mar 1941  
Plt Off H C Mayall 22 Mar 1941  
Plt Off G A Stillingfleet  2 Apr 1941  
Plt Off J J P F Warner  3 Apr 1941  
Plt Off J B Cookson 25 Apr 1941  
Plt Off H E Fried 25 Apr 1941  
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr F H Bickerton  9 Aug 1940  
Sqn Ldr J E McComb 12 Dec 1940 Organisation Duties
Flt Lt H S Paynter 17 Aug 1940 Personnel Duties
Plt Off W P Gill 16 Feb 1941  
Plt Off F S Lamping 18 Feb 1941  
Plt Off G F M P Thompson 17 Apr 1941  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Flt Lt H Preston 21 Aug 1940  
Signals
Wg Cdr E C Passmore  4 Sep 1940 Chief Signals Officer
Wg Cdr N D Gilbert-Smith  5 Aug 1940  
Flt Lt H Allen 11 Nov 1940  
Armament
Sqn Ldr R G Prier  5 Nov 1940  
Photography
Fg Off S E Swaine  5 Apr 1941  
Equipment
Fg Off G L W Boswell  6 Aug 1941  
Plt Off H S Tardrew 18 Apr 1941  
Medical
Wg Cdr P J McNally  1 Oct 1940 Senior Medical Officer, MB, BCh, DHH
Fg Off L W Aldridge 14 Feb 1941 MB, ChB
Meteorological
Mr G G Macdonald   MA
Miscellaneous Appointments
Plt Off C W Corless 18 Aug 1940  
Plt Off S McAughey 20 Dec 1940  
Plt Off E J Carroll  9 May 1941  

Source - June 1941 Confidential Air Force List

July 1942

Location Command Controlled
Barton Hall, Preston, Lancashire Fighter Command
  • SHQ RAF Andreas

    • No 93 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Atcham

    • No 308 (Polish) Squadron

  • SHQ RAF High Ercall

    • No 257 Squadron

    • No 1530 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

  • SHQ RAF Honiley

    • No 255 Squadron

    • No 452 Squadron RAAF

    • No 1456 Flight

  • SHQ RAF Speke

    • Merchant Ship Fighter Unit

  • SHQ RAF Valley

    • No 256 Squadron

    • No 275 Squadron

    • No 456 Squadron

    • No 1486 (Gunnery) Flight

  • SHQ RAF Woodvale

    • No 315 (Polish) Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Wrexham

    • No 96 Squadron

    • No 6285 Squadron

  • No 232 Squadron - Llanbedr

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Act AVM Leonard H Slatter  3 May 1942 Air Officer Commanding, CB, OBE, DSC, DFC; later AM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off C R Hurton 17 May 1942 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre William F Dickson 17 May 1942 Senior Air Staff Officer, CB, CBE, DSO, AFC; later MRAF
Wg Cdr E S Finch 18 Dec 1941  
Wg Cdr D G H Spencer  3 Nov 1941 MBE
Wg Cdr C R Hancock 15 Jan 1942 OBE, DFC
Sqn Ldr J M Watson 11 Aug 1940  
Sqn Ldr D F B Sheen  4 Nov 1941 DFC
Flt Lt E Swale 12 Aug 1940 DFC
Flt Lt D C James 12 Aug 1940 OBE
Flt Lt J H Over  2 Oct 1940  
Flt Lt C E Gray  8 Mar1942 DFC
Flt Lt J W Rayner 26 Feb 1942  
Flt Lt G T Teasdale  9 Jan 1942  
Flt Lt A A Gawith  4 Feb 1942 DFC
Flt Lt V F Crosthwaite 23 Feb 1942  
Flt Lt A J Harvey  5 Jun 1941  
Flt Lt R J Bunning 10 May 1942  
Flt Lt E E Ives 30 May 1942  
Fg Off H H Wood 21 Apr 1941  
Fg Off C A Redgrove 22 Aug 1940  
Fg Off G E Brice  2 Sep 1940  
Fg Off B J Griffith  2 Sep 1940  
Fg Off M W N Bancroft 19 Sep 1940  
Fg Off J B Cookson 25 Apr 1941  
Fg Off H H Goddard 13 Sep 1940  
Fg Off H E Fried 25 Apr 1941  
Fg Off S R Jeffries  5 Nov 1940  
Fg Off D Meinertzhagen 23 Jan 1942  
Fg Off J S Greening  2 Feb 1942  
Fg Off M C Tebbitt  1 may 1941  
Fg Off F E Nasmith 31 Aug 1941  
Fg Off W E Clegg  3 Mar 1941  
Fg Off T S Brayshaw 15 Mar 1942  
Fg Off B Horlington 13 Jan 1942  
Fg Off E P Bedwell  9 Feb 1942  
Fg Off H T Worlock 13 Mar 1942  
Fg Off R E Bland 19 Mar 1942  
Fg Off S E Brown 28 May 1942  
Lt R H Holmes    
Plt Off W Y Duckworth 24 Feb 1942  
Plt Off O Skillbeck 14 Feb 1942  
Plt Off C J Williams 17 Jun 1941  
Plt Off W F K Elliott 19 Dec 1941  
Plt Off H D Gregson  31 Mar 1942  
Plt Off A Vose 7 Apr 1942  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr P H Smith  9 May 1942 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr R G Beaumont    
Flt Lt H S Paynter 17 Aug 1940 Personnel Duties
Flt Lt H A V Gibbs 12 Apr 1942  
Fg Off G F M P Thompson 17 Apr 1941  
Fg Off H Massingham 22 Aug 1940  
Fg Off A Message 28 Jan 1942  
Fg Off P D Childs 18 Aug 1941  
Fg Off P S Huggett 13 Apr 1942  
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Flt Lt P R Godby  8 Feb 1942  
Engineer
Fg Off E J Gribben 25 Aug 1941  
Signals
Wg Cdr E C Passmore  4 Sep 1940 Chief Signals Officer, OBE
Fg Off R T Read 30 Mar 1942  
Fg Off F Baird  5 May 1942  
Armament
Sqn Ldr A A Leslie 22 Apr 1942  
Equipment
Flt Lt J R Turnbull 14 Jul 1941  
Fg Off L H Whitlamsmith 10Apr 1942  
Accountant
Fg Off J O Wheeler  9 Jul 1941  
Medical
Wg Cdr P J McNally  1 Oct 1940 Senior Medical Officer, MB, BCh, DHH
Fg Off T A Hale monro 29 Sep 1941 MRCS, LRCP
Meteorological
Mr M J Thomas   Senior Meteorological Officer, BSc
WAAF Staff Officers
Flt Off H M Laborde  4 Sep 1941 WAAF
RAF Regiment
 Maj G E Hickson 23 Feb 1942
 Flt Lt N W B B Thoms 27 Feb 1942

Source - July 1942 Confidential Air Force List

December 1943

Location Command Controlled
Barton Hall, Preston, Lancashire Air Defence of Great Britain
  • SHQ RAF Annan

    • No 55 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Aston Down

    • No 52 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Bicester

    • No 13 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Charter Hall

    • No 54 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Cranfield

    • No 51 Operational Training Unit

    • No 3501 Servicing Unit

  • SHQ RAF Eshott

    • No 57 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Hawarden

    • No 41 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF High Ercall

    • No 60 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Honiley

    • No 63 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey

    • No 53 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Milfield

    • No 59 Operational Training Unit

    • No 1 Specialised Low Attack Instructors' School

  • SHQ RAF Ouston

    • No 62 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Rednall

    • No 61 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Speke

  • SHQ RAF Tealing

    • No 1 Tactical Exercise Unit

  • SHQ RAF Valley

    • No 275 Squadron

    • No 1256 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Woodvale

    • No 322 Squadron

  • No 2 Tactical Exercise Unit - Grangemouth

  • No 12 Armament Practice Camp - Llanbedr

  • No 13 Armament Practice Camp - Llanbedr

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Donald F Stevenson  7 Dec 1943 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DSO, MC; later AVM
Air Staff
A/Cdre Cecil A Stevens 15 Feb 2943 Senior Air Staff Officer, MC; later AVM
Gp Capt Charles G Lott 20 Apr 1943 DSO, DFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr J R Pattisson 25 Jul 1943  
Wg Cdr W Foulsham 28 Aug 1942 MC
Wg Cdr J H Over  2 Oct 1940  
Wg Cdr C W Wight-Boycott 20 Apr 1943  
Wg Cdr H L I Brown    
Wg Cdr R T Mark   MC
Sqn Ldr R H Holmes 10 Dec 1941  
Maj R H Budworth 20 Apr 1943  
Flt Lt D H H Gathercole   DFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt D O Mulholland 20 Apr 1943 Senior Administrative Staff Officer, CBE, AFC
Sqn Ldr W H Bragg 20 Apr 1943  
Sqn Ldr D H Mills 14 Oct 1942  
Flt Lt C F Walters 20 Apr 1943  
Flt Lt C R Horton    
Staffs of the Services
Signals
Wg Cdr G E Horne   Chief Signals Officer,
Armament
Sqn Ldr M L Haigh   MBE
Equipment
Sqn Ldr S Campling 20 Apr 1943  
Medical
Wg Cdr E Donovan 30 Apr 1943 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB
Meteorological
Mr C D Stewart   Senior Meteorological Officer, BSc
WAAF Staff Officers
Wg Off F A J Wreford 27 Apr 1943 WAAF
RAF Regiment
Lt Col D S Marchant 16 Dec 1942 MC
Sqn Ldr W W Hammond  5 Sep 1942

Source - December 1943 Confidential Air Force List

June 1944

Location Command Controlled
Barton Hall, Preston, Lancashire Air Defence of Great Britain
  • SHQ RAF Annan

    • No 3 Tactical Exercise Unit

  • SHQ RAF Aston Down

  • SHQ RAF Bicester

    • No 13 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Charter Hall

    • No 54 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Cranfield

    • No 51 Operational Training Unit

    • No 3501 Servicing Unit

  • SHQ RAF Eshott

    • No 57 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Hawarden

    • No 41 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF High Ercall

    • No 60 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey

    • No 53 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Milfield

    • Fighter Leader School

  • SHQ RAF Ouston

    • No 62 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Rednall

    • No 61 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Speke

  • SHQ RAF Tealing

    • No 1 Tactical Exercise Unit

  • SHQ RAF Valley

  • SHQ RAF Woodvale

  • No 2 Tactical Exercise Unit - Grangemouth

  • No 12 Armament Practice Camp - Llanbedr

  • Communication Flight - Salmesbury

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Donald F Stevenson  7 Dec 1943 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DSO, MC; later AVM
Air Staff
Gp Capt Charles G Lott 20 Apr 1943 DSO, DFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr J R Pattisson 25 Jul 1943  
Wg Cdr D L Clackson  7 Dec 1943  
Wg Cdr J H Over  2 Oct 1940  
Wg Cdr H L I Brown 25 Aug 1943  
Wg Cdr R T Mark  1 Jul 1943 MC
Sqn Ldr R H Budworth 20 Apr 1943  
Sqn Ldr J E Rayner 26 Feb 1942  
Sqn Ldr V F Crosthwaite 23 Feb 1942  
Sqn Ldr H G O'Neill 11 Nov 1943  
Sqn Ldr E A Spencer-Edwards 15 Jul 1943  
Sqn Ldr C H A A A Hankey  1 Jul 1943  
Sqn Ldr H H Goddard 13 Sep 1940  
Sqn Ldr G W Phillips  1 Apr 1943  
Sqn Ldr J Stubbs  2 Sep 1943  
Sqn Ldr S M Linsell 20 Apr 1943  
Sqn Ldr P L Kitchen 11 Nov 1943  
Sqn Ldr G W Butcher  1 Dec 1943  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt D O Mulholland 20 Apr 1943 Senior Administrative Staff Officer, CBE, AFC
Wg Cdr D Gilley  1 Oct 1943 Personnel, DFC
Sqn Ldr W H Bragg 20 Apr 1943 Organisation
Sqn Ldr D H Mills 14 Oct 1942  
Sqn Ldr C F Walters 20 Apr 1943  
Flt Lt C R Horton 20 Aug 1943  
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr J F Hayes  2 Sep 1943  
Engineer
Wg Cdr F E Stokes  15 Sep 1943  
Signals
Wg Cdr G E Horne 13 Sep 1943 Chief Signals Officer,
Armament
Sqn Ldr M L Haigh 22 Aug 1943 MBE
Medical
Wg Cdr E Donovan 30 Apr 1943 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB
Sqn Ldr B W Sanderson 28 Jul 1943 MRCS, LRCP
Educational
Mr H T Jarman  8 Apr 1944 MA
Meteorological
Mr C D Stewart   Senior Meteorological Officer, BSc
WAAF Staff Officers
Wg Off F A J Wreford 27 Apr 1943 WAAF
RAF Regiment
Lt Col D S Marchant 16 Dec 1942 MC
Sqn Ldr W W Hammond  5 Sep 1942

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

Its operational element was transferred to No 12 Group on 4 August 1944 but retained control of OTUs and TEUs but disbanded into No 12 Group on 17 September 1944.

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