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No 106 Wing Personnel, units and locations


Personnel Movements 1943

Rank Name

Date

Notes
A/Cdre J N Boothman AFC  3 Jul 1943 Assumed command of No 106 Wing
Wg Cdr S L Ring DFC 19 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Senior Operations Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr W R Acott DFC 20 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Operations Staff Officer
Wg Cdr R C Van der Ben MC, DFC 26 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting from RAF Finningley for duty as Senior Officer Administrative
Sqn Ldr P H Watts DSO, DFC 26 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting from RAF Dyce for duty as Staff Officer Training

Source - No 106 Wing ORB (AIR 26/155)

Unit Composition and Movements 1943

Date Notes
 3 Jul 1943 Formed at RAF Benson as No 106 Wing, under No 16 Group, to be responsible for the operational control and training of: -
  • RAF Benson
  • Nos 540, 541, 542, 543 and 544 Squadrons
  • No 309 Ferry Training and Air Delivery Unit
  • No 8 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit, RAF Dyce (currently in No 17 Group but to be transferred to No 16 Group for administration)
25 Sep 1943 No 543 Sqn was disbanded
23 Oct 1943 Authority received for AOC, No 106 Wing to also assume command of RAF Benson

Source - No 106 Wing ORB (AIR 26/155)

Personnel Movements 1944

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Sqn Ldr A H W Ball DSO, DFC 28 Jan 1944 Arrived on posting from No 8 (C) OTU for duty as Staff Officer Training
Sqn Ldr P H Watts DSO, DFC 28 Jan 1944 Posted to No 8 (C) OTU, RAF Dyce for duty as Chief Instructor (Wg Cdr post), wef 15 Jan 1944
Sqn Ldr A H W Ball DSO, DFC 10 Feb 1944 Admitted to RAF Hospital, Halton
Wg Cdr S L Ring DFC 13 Mar 1944 Senior Operations Staff Officer, posted to RAF Staff College
Wg Cdr P H Watts DSO, DFC 13 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting from No 8 (C) OTU for duty as Senior Operations Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr R C Cussons DFC 13 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting from No 309 FT & ADU for duty as Staff Officer Training
Sqn Ldr A H W Ball DSO, DFC 13 Mar 1944 Posted to No 542 Sqn to command

Source - No 106 Wing ORB (AIR 26/155)

Unit Composition and Movements 1944

Date Notes
21 Apr 1944 No 106 Wing formally disbanded on being absorbed into the newly formed No 106 (Photo Reconnaissance) Group, wef 14 Apr 1944

Source - No 106 Wing ORB (AIR 26/155)

This page was last updated on 10/04/22

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