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RAF Friston Personnel and units


Personnel Movements: 25 May - 22 Jun 1943

Rank Name Date Notes
APO Waugh 27 May 1943 Airfield Controller, returned to RAF Kenley on cessation of attachment
Plt Off J Bowden 27 May 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Airfield Controller
Plt Off A Craven  2 Jun 1943 Arrived on posting for Flying Control duties

Source - RAF Friston ORB

Unit Movements: 25 May - 22 Jun 1943

Unit Date Notes
No 4001 AA Flight 28 May 1943 Arrived from RAF Merston
No 41 Sqn 28 May 1943 Began arriving from RAF Biggin Hill
No 41 Sqn 29 May 1943 Completed move from RAF Biggin Hill
No 1 Bofors Flt, No 2793 Sqn 31 May 1943 Proceeded to No 1 Regiment School, RAF Filey Camp for 3 week's training

Source - RAF Friston ORB

Unit Movements:  April & July 1944

Unit Date Notes
No 131 (Polish) Wing  1 Apr 1944 Arrived at Deanlands ALG (satellite) pending completion of Chailey ALG
No 350 Sqn 25 Apr 1944 Arrived from RAF Peterhead
No 345 Sqn 25 Apr 1944 Arrived at Shoreham (Satellite) from RAF Ayr
No 131 (Polish) Wing 26 Apr 1944 Moved from Deanlands ALG to Chailey ALG
No 24 Base Defence Wing 27 Apr 1944 Arrived from Newcastle but deployed to Wartling area
HQ, No 149 Airfield 28 Apr 1944 Arrived at Deanlands ALG from RAF Bolt Head
No 234 Sqn 28 Apr 1944 Arrived at Deanlands ALG from RAF Bolt Head
No 611 Sqn 28 Apr 1944 Arrived at Deanlands ALG from RAF Coltishall
No 64 Sqn 28 Apr 1944 Arrived at Deanlands ALG from RAF Coltishall
No 41 Sqn 29 Apr 1944 Departed RAF Friston for RAF Bolt Head
No 501 Sqn 30 Apr 1944 Arrived from RAF Hawkinge
RAF Friston 30 Apr 1944 Operational control transferred from RAF Biggin Hill to RAF Tangmere
No 2882 Sqn, RAF Regiment  1 Jul 1944 Moved from Chailey ALG to Folkestone
No 501 Sqn  2 Jul 1944 Moved to RAF Westhampnett
No 350 Sqn  2 Jul 1944 Moved to RAF Westhampnett
No 41 Sqn  2 Jul 1944 Moved from RAF Westhampnett to undertake Anti-Diver patrols
No 610 Sqn  2 Jul 1944 Moved from RAF Westhampnett to undertake Anti-Diver patrols
No 41 Sqn 11 Jul 1944 Moved to RAF Lympne
No 316 Sqn 11 Jul 1944 Moved from RAF West Malling to undertake Anti-Diver patrols
No 2768 Sqn, RAF Regiment 14 Jul 1944 Moved from Deanlands ALG to St Leonard's area
No 91 Sqn 25 Jul 1944 Arrived at Deanlands ALG for duty with HQ No 141 Airfield
No 322 Sqn 25 Jul 1944 Arrived at Deanlands ALG for duty with HQ No 141 Airfield
No 2805 Sqn, RAF Regiment 28 Jul 1944 Moved from St Leonard's area to RAF Southend

Source - RAF Friston ORB

This page was last updated on 30/07/20

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