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No 104 Wing Personnel, units and locations


Personnel Movements 1945

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Wg Cdr J R H Merifield DSO, DFC  5 Feb 1945 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 104 Wing
Flt Lt L F Tanner  5 Feb 1945 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Flt Lt A Woodfield  5 Feb 1945 Arrived on posting for Photographic duties
Flt Lt K G Rook  5 Feb 1945 Arrived on posting for Photographic Interpretation duties
Flt Lt E M Hornby  5 Feb 1945 Arrived on posting for Intelligence duties
Fg Off T W Lennard  5 Feb 1945 Arrived on posting for Engineer duties
Flt Lt W E Lane  5 Feb 1945 Posted for Photographic Interpretation duties but attached to RAF Medmenham until required
Flt Off S F Palmer  5 Feb 1945 Posted for Photographic Interpretation duties but attached to RAF Medmenham until required
Fg Off A G Harris  5 Feb 1945 Arrived on posting for Signals duties
Fg Off B J Guilliams  5 Feb 1945 Arrived on posting for Intelligence duties
Fg Off D H Loosemore  5 Feb 1945 Arrived on posting for Intelligence duties
Fg Off W Butterworth  5 Feb 1945 Arrived on posting for Intelligence duties
Fg Off T G Edridge  5 Feb 1945 Posted for Photographic Interpretation duties but attached to RAF Medmenham until required
Fg Off J W Harvey  5 Feb 1945 Posted for Photographic Interpretation duties but attached to RAF Medmenham until required
Fg Off M A Lea  5 Feb 1945 Arrived on posting for Photographic Interpretation duties
Fg Off J H Bowden  5 Feb 1945 Posted for Photographic Interpretation duties but attached to RAF Medmenham until required
Fg Off K C Lyddon  5 Feb 1945 Posted for Photographic Interpretation duties but attached to RAF Medmenham until required
Fg Off T Newey  5 Feb 1945 Posted for Photographic Interpretation duties but attached to RAF Medmenham until required
SO M G Collett  5 Feb 1945 Arrived on posting for Photographic Interpretation duties
SO E M Price  5 Feb 1945 Arrived on posting for Photographic Interpretation duties
SO M E Tyser  5 Feb 1945 Arrived on posting for Photographic Interpretation duties
SO E W Brown  5 Feb 1945 Posted for Photographic Interpretation duties but attached to RAF Medmenham until required
SO M G Compton  5 Feb 1945 Posted for Photographic Interpretation duties but attached to RAF Medmenham until required
SO P M B Cumberlege  5 Feb 1945 Posted for Photographic Interpretation duties but attached to RAF Medmenham until required
SO B M Holmes  5 Feb 1945 Posted for Photographic Interpretation duties but attached to RAF Medmenham until required
SO M G B Laws  5 Feb 1945 Posted for Photographic Interpretation duties but attached to RAF Medmenham until required
SO E M Simpson  5 Feb 1945 Posted for Photographic Interpretation duties but attached to RAF Medmenham until required
Plt Off B E E Barber  5 Feb 1945 Posted for Photographic Interpretation duties but attached to RAF Medmenham until required
Plt Off S L McKinley  5 Feb 1945 Posted for Photographic Interpretation duties but attached to RAF Medmenham until required
Flt Sgt Griffiths  5 Feb 1945 Arrived on posing for Disciplinary duties
Sgt Chart  5 Feb 1945 Arrived on posing for duty as NCO i/c Orderly Room
Sgt Biggins  8 Feb 1945 Arrived on posting for Pay Accounts duties
Fg Off L C J Martin 19 Feb 1945 Arrived on posting from RAF Medmenham for Photographic Interpretation duties, wef 5 Feb 1945
Fg Off W F L Smith 19 Feb 1945 Arrived on posting from RAF Medmenham for Photographic Interpretation duties, wef 5 Feb 1945
Flt Lt I E J Thomas 21 Feb 1945 Arrived on posting for duty as Medical Officer
Flt Lt E M Hornby 26 Feb 1945 Appointed Subordinated Commander, Operations and Intelligence Section
Flt Lt A Woodfield 26 Feb 1945 Appointed Subordinated Commander, Photographic Section
Fg Off A G Harris 26 Feb 1945 Appointed Subordinated Commander, Signals Section and Wing Salvage Officer
Fg Off T W Lennard 26 Feb 1945 Appointed Subordinated Commander, Servicing Section
Flt Lt E M Hornby 26 Feb 1945 Appointed Wing Security Officer and PMC, Officers' Mess
Flt Lt L F Tanner 26 Feb 1945 Appointed Officer i/c PSI
Flt Lt E Leatham 26 Feb 1945 Appointed Wing Sports and Entertainment Officer and Bar Officer
Flt Lt K G Rook 26 Feb 1945 Appointed Wing Education and Welfare Officer
Fg Off M A Lea 26 Feb 1945 Appointed Wing Defence Officer
Fg Off D H Loosemore 26 Feb 1945 Appointed Wing Fire and Gas Officer
Fg Off W Butterworth 26 Feb 1945 Appointed Officer i/c Discussion Groups
Fg Off B J Guilliams 26 Feb 1945 Appointed Officers' Mess Secretary
Fg Off L C J Martin 26 Feb 1945 Appointed Officer i/c Sergeants' Mess
WO C H Rose 26 Feb 1945 Appointed CMC, Sergeants' Mess
Flt Off S F Palmer  1 Mar 1945 Ceased to be attached to RAF Medmenham
SO M E Tyser  1 Mar 1945 Ceased to be attached to RAF Medmenham
Fg Off D Weathers  2 Mar 1945 Arrived on posting from RAF Mount Batten for Flying Control duties
Flt Lt D P R O'Shea  3 Mar 1945 Arrived on posting from RAF Haverfordwest for Flying Control duties
Flt Lt J G P Paterson  3 Mar 1945 Arrived on posting from RAF Benson for Equipment duties
Fg Off J W Harvey  5 Mar 1945 Ceased to be attached to RAF Medmenham
Capt D C Lawrence  8 Mar 1945 Arrived at Coulommiers on attachment from SHAEF Main
Maj F Milton 14 Mar 1945 Attached from JPRC, Benson
Fg Off L C J Martin 18 Mar 1945 Arrived on ceasing to be attached to RAF Benson
Fg Off W F L Smith 18 Mar 1945 Arrived on ceasing to be attached to RAF Benson
Fg Off C D Smith 18 Mar 1945 Arrived on attachment from RAF Benson for Meteorological duties
Fg Off T G Edridge 26 Mar 1945 Ceased to be attached to RAF Medmenham
Fg Off Knox 26 Mar 1945 Ceased to be attached from MAP
Flt Off S F Palmer 27 Mar 1945 Arrived at Coulommiers from RAF Benson
SO M E Tyser 27 Mar 1945 Arrived at Coulommiers from RAF Benson
SO M G Collett 27 Mar 1945 Arrived at Coulommiers from RAF Benson
SO E M Price 27 Mar 1945 Arrived at Coulommiers from RAF Benson
Capt H C Crowther 27 Mar 1945 Attached from APIS, SHAEF
Capt J F Wessel 27 Mar 1945 Attached from APIS, SHAEF
Capt A Veitch 30 Mar 1945 Attached from APIS, SHAEF
Flt Lt W A Scott 30 Mar 1945 Arrived on attachment from HQ, No 106 Group for Meteorological duties
Flt Lt E J Kinshott 31 Mar 1945 Arrived on attachment from RAF Benson for Meteorological duties
Fg Off C D Smith 31 Mar 1945 Ceased to be attached from RAF Benson for Meteorological duties
Flt Lt Shelmerdine  3 Apr 1945 Attached from No 541 Sqn
Fg Off Green  3 Apr 1945 Attached from No 541 Sqn
Fg Off Campbell  3 Apr 1945 Attached from No 541 Sqn
Flt Lt W A Scott  3 Apr 1945 Ceased to be attached from HQ, No 106 Group for Meteorological duties
Flt Lt W E Lane  7 Apr 1945 Posted to RAF Medmenham, where he was already attached
Fg Off B E E Barber  7 Apr 1945 Posted to RAF Medmenham, where he was already attached
Fg Off J H Bowden  7 Apr 1945 Posted to RAF Medmenham, where he was already attached
Fg Off K C Lyddon  7 Apr 1945 Posted to RAF Medmenham, where he was already attached
Fg Off T Newey  7 Apr 1945 Posted to RAF Medmenham, where he was already attached
Plt Off S L McKinley  7 Apr 1945 Posted to RAF Medmenham, where he was already attached
SO M G Compton  7 Apr 1945 Posted to RAF Medmenham, where she was already attached
SO P M B Cumberlege  7 Apr 1945 Posted to RAF Medmenham, where she was already attached
SO B M Holmes  7 Apr 1945 Posted to RAF Medmenham, where she was already attached
SO M G B Laws  7 Apr 1945 Posted to RAF Medmenham, where she was already attached
SO E M Simpson  7 Apr 1945 Posted to RAF Medmenham, where she was already attached
Sqn Ldr Craig 10 Apr 1945 Arrived on attachment from RAF Benson
Flt Lt Bandy 10 Apr 1945 Arrived on attachment from RAF Benson
Flt Lt Lenton 11 Apr 1945 Attached from No 541 Sqn
Flt Lt J G P Paterson 11 Apr 1945 Equipment Officer, attached to RAF Benson
Flt Lt Bandy 13 Apr 1945 Ceased to be attached from RAF Benson
Sqn Ldr Craig 14 Apr 1945 Ceased to be attached from RAF Benson
Flt Lt Scorer 14 Apr 1945 Ceased to be attached for Meteorological duties
Flt Lt Ridley 14 Apr 1945 Arrived on attachment from RAF Benson for Meteorological duties
Flt Lt J G P Paterson 15 Apr 1945 Equipment Officer, ceased to be attached to RAF Benson
Flt Lt K G Rook 20 Apr 1945 Attached to RAF Benson for temporary duty
Flt Lt K G Rook 24 Apr 1945 Ceased to be attached to RAF Benson for temporary duty
Wg Cdr Watson 26 Apr 1945 Attached from MPIC for temporary duty
Wg Cdr R C Buchanan 26 Apr 1945 Attached from No 336 Wing for temporary duty
SO B M Holmes 27 Apr 1945 Ceased to be attached to RAF Medmenham
Flt Lt Shelmerdine 29 Apr 1945 Ceased to be attached from No 541 Sqn
Fg Off W J S Randall  2 May  1945 Arrived on posting for Admin duties (Interpretation)
Fg Off J W Harvey  2 May 1945 Proceeded to RAF Medmenham on duty
Fg Off Campbell  3 May 1945 Ceased to be attached from No 541 Sqn
Fg Off J Blagg  3 May 1945 Attached from No 541 Sqn
Fg Off J W Harvey  4 May 1945 Returned from RAF Medmenham
Fg Off J T G Butler  6 May  1945 Arrived on posting for Admin duties (Interpretation)
Flt Lt N E V Lawrence 14 May 1945 Arrived on posting for Equipment duties
Flt Lt L F Tanner 15 May 1945 Adjutant, promoted to Act Sqn Ldr, wef 1 May 1945 ands assumed duties of Station Admin Officer
Fg Off J T G Butler 15 May 1945 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off W J S Randall 15 May 1945 Assumed duties of Imprest Officer
Flt Lt Ridley 15 May 1945 Ceased to be attached from RAF Benson for Meteorological duties
Fg Off C D Smith 15 May 1945 Arrived on attachment from RAF Benson for Meteorological duties
Flt Lt J G P Paterson 16 May 1945 Equipment Officer, posted to RAF Squires Gate
Capt A Veitch 17 May 1945 Ceased to be attached from APIS, SHAEF
Capt D C Lawrence 25 May 1945 Ceased to be attached from SHAEF Main
Capt H C Crowther 28 May 1945 Ceased to be attached from APIS, SHAEF on posting to RAF Medmenham
Capt J F Wessel 28 May 1945 Ceased to be attached from APIS, SHAEF on posting to RAF Medmenham
Wg Cdr J R H Merifield DSO, DFC  1 Jun 1945 Proceeded on leave
Wg Cdr A H W Ball  1 Jun 1945 Assumed temporary command of No 104 Wing
SO M G Collett  6 Jun 1945 Proceeded to Brussels on temporary duty
Fg Off W J S Randall  7 Jun 1945 Appointed Release Officer
Fg Off T P Turnbull  8 Jun 1945 Attached from No 541 Sqn
Flt Lt A Woodfield  9 Jun 1945 Proceeded to Benson via Eindhoven on temporary duty
Flt Lt A Woodfield 11 Jun 1945 Returned from to Benson
Fg Off J T G Butler 11 Jun 1945 Proceeded to Brussels on temporary duty
Fg Off J T G Butler 14 Jun 1945 Returned from Brussels on temporary duty
Fg Off J Blagg 15 Jun 1945 Ceased to be attached from No 541 Sqn
Wg Cdr J R H Merifield DSO, DFC 16 Jun 1945 Resumed command of No 104 Wing
Wg Cdr A H W Ball 16 Jun 1945 Relinquished temporary command of No 104 Wing
Plt Off W G Dawson 16 Jun 1945 Arrived on posting from RAF Haverfordwest for duty as MT Officer
Fg Off D H Loosemore 18 Jun 1945 Appointed Wing Postal Voting Officer
Fg Off Findlay 20 Jun 1945 Arrived on attachment from RAF Benson for Meteorological duties
SO E M Price 23 Jun 1945 Attached to the Air Ministry pending posting to Washington
Flt Lt R D Fraser 29 Jun 1945 Attached from RAF Cosford for liaison duties
Wg Cdr J R H Merifield DSO, DFC  1 Jul 1945 Proceeded to HQ No 106 Group on temporary  duty
Sqn Ldr G H Watson  1 Jul 1945 Assumed temporary command of No 104 Wing
Wg Cdr A H W Ball  4 Jul 1945 Assumed temporary command of No 104 Wing
Maj F Milton 13 Jul 1945 Ceased to be attached from JPRC, Benson
SO G W Laws 19 Jul 1945 Arrived on posting from RAF Medmenham for PI duties
Fg Off J W Harvey 19 Jul 1945 Posted to RAF Medmenham
Plt Off W H Froggett 25 Jul 1945 Appointed Officer i/c No 2 Officers' Quarters
Wg Cdr J R H Merifield DSO, DFC 27 Jul 1945 Returned from HQ No 106 Group and resumed command of No 104 Wing
Wg Cdr A Montagu Smith 27 Jul 1945 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 104 Wing
SO G W Laws 27 Jul 1945 Appointed Officer i/c WAAF Officers' Quarters
Wg Cdr J R H Merifield DSO, DFC 30 Jul 1945 Relinquished command of No 104 Wing on posting to HQ No 106 Group
Wg Cdr A Montagu Smith 30 Jul 1945 Assumed command of No 104 Wing
Fg Off D H Loosemore  1 Aug 1945 Proceeded to Norway to prepare for a detachment of the Wing to move there
Fg Off T E J Kenny  5 Aug 1945 Arrived on posting from RAF Benson for Intelligence/PI duties
Fg Off J J Over  7 Aug 1945 Arrived on posting from RAF Benson for duty as Photographic Officer
Fg Off A P Speed 14 Aug 1945 Arrived on posting from RAF St Davids for duty as Flying Control duties
Capt G C Farmer 14 Aug 1945 Ceased to be attached from RAF Medmenham
Fg Off B J Guilliams 18 Aug 1945 Attached to USFET for temporary duty
Capt Plaisted 18 Aug 1945 Attached to USFET for temporary duty
Fg Off B J Guilliams 22 Aug 1945 Ceased to be attached to USFET for temporary duty
Capt Plaisted 22 Aug 1945 Ceased to be attached to USFET for temporary duty
Fg Off D Weathers 27 Aug 1945 Flying Control Officer, proceeded to UK pending release
Act Flt Lt W Butterworth  2 Sep 1945 Intelligence Officer, proceeded to Trondheim by air on temporary duty
Fg Off T E J Kenny  2 Sep 1945 Posted to HQ, BAFO
Fg Off D H Loosemore  3 Sep 1945 Returned from Norway
Flt Lt J MSwanson  6 Sep 1945 Attached from No 8 OTU for temporary Medical duties
Fg Off T W Lennard  6 Sep 1945 Admitted to SSQ, HQ No 87 Group
SO B M Holmes  8 Sep 1945 Admitted to No 108 General Hospital, Brussels
Fg Off T W Lennard  8 Sep 1945 Discharged from SSQ, HQ No 87 Group
Fg Off J T G Butler 10 Sep 945 Reposted for Admin duties on promotion to Act Flt Lt, wef 5 Jul 1945
SO B M Holmes 11 Sep 1945 Discharged from No 108 General Hospital, Brussels
Flt Lt E J Kinshott 11 Sep 1945 Attached to Le Bourget for Meteorological duties
Capt Plaisted 14 Sep 1945 Ceased to be attached to RAF Medmenham
Flt Lt E J Kinshott 15 Sep 1945 Ceased to be attached to Le Bourget for Meteorological duties
Fg Off C D Smith 15 Sep 1945 Attached to Le Bourget for Meteorological duties
Sqn Ldr P Lamboit 15 Sep 1945 Attached from RAF Medmenham for temporary duty
Flt Lt K G Rook 15 Sep 1945 Proceeded to RAF Mount Farm as Officer i/c Advance Party
Fg Off C D Smith 22 Sep 1945 Ceased to be attached to Le Bourget for Meteorological duties
Fg Off W J S Randall 24 Sep 1945 Posted to HQ No 87 Group
Plt Off W G Dawson 30 Sep 1945 Promoted to Temp Fg Off, wef 8 Aug 1945
Plt Off W H Froggett 30 Sep 1945 Promoted to Temp Fg Off, wef 22 Aug 1945

Source - No 104 Wing ORB (AIR 26/155)

Unit Composition and Movements 1945

Date Notes
 5 Feb 1945 Formed as No 104 (Photo Reconnaissance) Wing at Benson for service at Coulommiers in France, comprising: -
  • Wing HQ
  • MT Section
  • Operations Room and Intelligence Section
  • Photographic Interpretation Section
  • Photographic (Technical) Section
  • Servicing Section
  • Signals Section
  • An attached squadron (10 x Mosquitos and 10 x Spitfires)
10 Feb 1945 Equipment began to arrive in quantity
20 Feb 1945 Advance party departed RAF Benson
 7 Mar 1945 Main party departed RAF Benson for the Transit Camp at RAF Hornchurch
 8 Mar 1945 Main party departed RAF Hornchurch for Tilbury Docks, embarked on LST 620 and set sail
 9 Mar 1945 Main party disembarked at Ostend and proceeded to Lille via Menin
10 Mar 1945 Main party departed Lille and proceeded to Peronne
11 Mar 1945 Main party departed Peronne for College de Coulommiers, Coulommiers via Compiegne and Meaux
12 Mar 1945 No 5305 (G) MSU attached
18 Mar 1945 Bulk of ground personnel, No 540 Sqn and No 8540 SE arrived
29 Mar 1945 Air Party. No 540 Sqn (12 x Mosquitos) arrived from RAF Benson
31 Mar 1945 Wing became operational and flown its first seven sorties.
 7 Aug 1945 A detachment of No 540 Sqn proceeded to Trondheim, Norway by air
16 Sep 1945 Advance Party departed Coulommiers for RAF Mount Farm
25 Sep 1945 Main Party departed Coulommiers for RAF Mount Farm
26 Sep 1945 Main Party arrived at Calais Transit Camp
28 Sep 1945 Main Party embarked at Calais on 'Shepperton Ferry', set sail, disembarked at Dover and entraining for RAF Mount Farm
 1 Oct 1945 No 104 Wing disbanded at RAF Mount Farm

Source - No 104 Wing ORB (AIR 26/155)

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