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RAF Wing HQ Comilla Personnel, units and locations


This was formed at Comilla on 1 October 1944 by redesignating No 903 (Tactical) Wing in No 224 Group but on moved to Patenga on 28 November 1944 was redesignated RAF Wing HQ Patenga.

Personnel Movements 1944

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Wg Cdr R E Drake  1 Oct 1944 Assumed command of RAF Wing HQ Comilla
Fg Off R G D Lsidlaw  2 Oct 1944 Wing MT Officer, attached to Baroda for an MT Officers' Course (1 month)
Sqn Ldr C M Crothers 12 Oct 1944 Sqn Ldr - Admin, proceeded to Calcutta by air pending repatriation
Flt Lt H R Lloyd 12 Oct 1944 Arrived on posting from the UK for duty as Wing Accountant Officer
Flt Lt Clarke 22 Oct 1944 Returned from attachment to No 182 Wing
Fg Off A Slater 26 Oct 1944 Arrived on attachment from the UK to gain Signals experience pending posting (1 month)
Flt Lt M Whitney  5 Nov 1944 Arrived on posting from WHQ Chittagong for duty as Flt Lt - Signals
Flt Lt G Cartwright 10 Nov 1944 Arrived on posting from HQ 3rd TAF for Codes and Cypher Admin duties
Fg Off A Kerr 13 Nov 1944 Arrived on posting from the UK for Electrical Engineer duties
Fg Off C Clancey 14 Nov 1944 Arrived on posting from HQ No 224 Group for Intelligence duties
Fg Off A Slater 17 Nov 1944 Ceased to be attached on posting to Imphal for Signals duties
Fg Off W Bennett 17 Nov 1944 Catering Officer, posted to Glider Wing, Patenga
Flt Lt M Whitney 18 Nov 1944 Posted to WHQ Chittagong for duty as Flt Lt - Signals
Flt Lt B Brook 18 Nov 1944 Arrived on posting from WHQ Chittagong for duty as Flt Lt - Signals
Sqn Ldr T R Elliott 25 Nov 1944 Arrived on posting from WHQ Chittagong for duty as Sqn Ldr - Admin
Sqn Ldr J Sutcliffe 26 Nov 1944 Arrived on posting from BHQ Calcutta for duty as Senior Medical Officer
Fg Off P McNeill 27 Nov 1944 Arrived from No 27 Sqn for temporary duty as Wing Adjutant (Flt Lt post)

Source - No 903 Wing ORB

Unit Composition and Movements 1944

Unit Date Notes
No 14 Static Administrative Unit 30 Sep 1944 Disbanded on being absorbed into RAF Wing HQ Comilla
No 18 Flying Control Section 30 Sep 1944 Disbanded on being absorbed into RAF Wing HQ Comilla
No 67 Sqn  1 Oct 1944 Taken over from No 165 Wing on formation
No 681 Sqn det  1 Oct 1944 Taken over on formation
No 5827 MSU 12 Oct 1944 Left Comilla for Chittagong
No 62 Mobile Field Hospital  1 Nov 1944 Arrived at Comilla from Shillong
No 2966 Sqn, RAF Regiment  5 Nov 1944 Left Comilla for Dohazari
No 2946 Sqn, RAF Regiment 11 Nov 1944 Arrived at Comilla
Advance Party, RAF Wing HQ, Comilla 28 Nov 1944 Departed from Comilla for Patenga
RAF Wing HQ, Comilla 28 Nov 1944 Redesignated RAF Wing HQ Patenga
1st Party, No 67 Sqn/7067 ServicingEchelon 29 Nov 1944 Moved to Double Moorings
2nd Party, No 67 Sqn/7067 ServicingEchelon 30 Nov 1944 Moved to Double Moorings

Source - No 903 Wing ORB

This page was last updated on 30/06/20

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