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No 121 Airfield/Wing Personnel, units and locations


Personnel Movements 1943

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Wg Cdr J S Adams MC 21 Mar 1943 Relinquished command of No 121 Airfield
Wg Cdr C S Morice MC 21 Mar 1943 Assumed command of No 121 Airfield
Wg Cdr H Bird-Wilson 31 May 1943 Wing Commander, Flying, posted to No 122 Airfield
Wg Cdr C S Morice MC 10 Jul 1943 Injured in a motor accident
Wg Cdr Simpson  4 Aug 1943 Posted to No 121 Airfield for duty as Defence Officer
Flt Lt Chivers 20 Aug 1943 Arrived on posting from No 83 Group for duty as Airfield Signals Officer
Flt Lt Martin 25 Aug 1943 Departed on posting (Sqn Ldr post)
Rev/Sqn Ldr Goodchild 28 Aug 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Chaplain
Sqn Ldr T D Ross 16 Oct 1943 Officer i/c Administration attached to Exercise 'Pirate'
Sqn Ldr T D Ross 19 Oct 1943 Officer i/c Administration ceased to be attached to Exercise 'Pirate'
Sqn Ldr T D Ross 12 Nov 1943 Officer i/c Administration attached to GCC for temporary duty
Wg Cdr C S Morice MC 14 Nov 1943 Attended Joint Air Planning Course
Sqn Ldr McConnell 14 Nov 1943 Assumed temporary command of No 121 Airfield
Flt Lt Amor 18 Nov 1943 Engineer Officer, posted to No 298 Sqn
Wg Cdr C S Morice MC 20 Nov 1943 Returned from Joint Air Planning Course and resumed command of No 121 Airfield
Sqn Ldr T D Ross 20 Nov 1943 Officer i/c Administration ceased to be attached to GCC for temporary duty

Source - No 121 Wing ORB (AIR 26/179)

Unit Composition and Movements 1943

Date Notes
22 Feb 1943 Wing formed as No 121 Airfield at Wrexham in 'Z' Group,
23 Feb 1943 Advance Party proceeded to RAF Middle Wallop
24 Feb 1943 Advance Party arrived at RAF Middle Wallop
27 Feb 1943 Main Party departed for RAF Middle Wallop
28 Feb 1943 Main Party arrived at RAF Middle Wallop
 1 Mar 1943 Nos 19, 182 and 247 to join the Wing
 2 Mar 1943 No 2798 Sqn and an AA Flight RAF Regiment arrived to join the Wing
 8 Mar 1943 Advance Party departed RAF Middle Wallop for RAF Membury
 8 Mar 1943 No 6 LAA Battery departed RAF Middle Wallop for RAF Membury
 8 Mar 1943 Main Party departed RAF Middle Wallop for RAF Membury
 9 Mar 1943 Rear Party arrived at RAF Membury
13 Mar 1943 Advance Party departed RAF Membury for RAF Middle Wallop
13 Mar 1943 No 6 LAA Battery departed RAF Membury for RAF Middle Wallop
13 Mar 1943 Main Party departed RAF Membury for RAF Middle Wallop
 1 Apr 1943 'Z' Group redesignated No 83 Group
 5 Apr 1943 Squadron departed RAF Middle Wallop for RAF Fairlop
29 Apr 1943 No 182 Sqn transferred to No 124 Airfield
29 Apr 1943 No 602 Sqn arrived
18 May 1943 No 19 Sqn left the Wing
18 May 1943 No 65 Sqn arrived
26 May 1943 No 247 Sqn left the Wing
26 May 1943 No 245 Sqn arrived
 5 Apr 1943 Squadron departed RAF Fairlop for Selsey
31 May 1943 No 602 Sqn transferred to No 122 Airfield
 1 Jul 1943 Squadron departed Selsey for Lydd
 1 Jul 1943 No 65 Sqn transferred to No 122 Airfield
 1 Jul 1943 Nos 174 and 175 Sqns arrived
 5 Jul 1943 No 121 Airfield was placed under No 16 Wing
 5 Aug 1943 Advance Party departed Lydd for RAF Attlebridge
 5 Aug 1943 No 175 Sqn transferred to No 125 Airfield
 6 Aug 1943 Main Party departed Lydd for RAF Attlebridge
 7 Aug 1943 Nos 247 and 430 Sqns arrived
12 Aug 1943 No 247 Sqn left the Wing
12 Aug 1943 No 175 returned from No 125 Airfield
12 Aug 1943 Squadron returned to Lydd from RAF Attlebridge
10 Oct 1943 Main party arrived at RAF Westhampnet
12 Oct 1943 Rear party arrived at RAF Westhampnet
19 Oct 1943 'A' Section, No 3205 Servicing Commando attached to No 121 Airfield
20 Oct 1943 Remainder of No 3205 Servicing Commando attached to No 121 Airfield
 4 Nov 1943 No 307 MSSU ceased to be attached and left for RAF West Malling
 5 Nov 1943 No 403 RSU arrived on attachment

Source - No 121 Wing ORB (AIR 26/179)

Personnel Movements 1944

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Gp Capt H Woodhouse 29 Jan 1944 Assumed temporary command of No 121 Airfield
Wg Cdr C S Morice MC 29 Jan 1944 Attached to Exercise 'Cauldron
Sqn Ldr T D Ross 29 Jan 1944 Officer i/c Administration attached to Exercise 'Cauldron'
Sqn Ldr Wadley 29 Jan 1944 Chief Technical Officer attached to Exercise 'Cauldron'
Flt Lt Chivers 29 Jan 1944 Signals Officer attached to Exercise 'Cauldron'
Lt Col Casey  1 Feb 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Defence Officer
Sqn Ldr T D Ross 24 Feb 1944 Officer i/c Administration ceased to be attached to Exercise 'Boiler'
Wg Cdr C S Morice MC 25 Jul 1944 Promoted to Gp Capt
Wg Cdr C L Green 23 Aug 1944 Promoted to Gp Capt on posting to No 124 Wing to command
Wg Cdr M T Judd  1 Nov 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Wg Cdr - Flying
Wg Cdr W Pitt-Brown  6 Nov 1944 Relinquished post of Wg Cdr - Flying on posting to N o 83 GCC
Wg Cdr M T Judd  6 Nov 1944 Assumed duties of Wg Cdr - Flying
Gp Capt E G Jones 14 Dec 1944 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 121 Wing
Gp Capt C S Morice MC 21 Dec 1944 Returned from hospital to hand over command of the Wing
Gp Capt E G Jones 21 Dec 1944 Assumed command of No 121 Wing

Source - No 121 Wing ORB (AIR 26/179)

Unit Composition and Movements 1944

Date Notes
 2 Jan 1944 No 3205 Servicing Commando ceased to be attached to No 121 Airfield on proceeding to Peterhead
 3 Jan 1944 No 6804 LWS transferred to No 102 MARU, Felixstowe
19 Jan 1944 No 3207 Servicing Commando attached to No 121 Airfield
28 Jan 1944 No 6083 LWS transferred from No 102 MARU, Felixstowe
 6 Feb 1944 No 402 ASP departed on transfer to No 84 Group
26 Feb 1944 No 6083 LWS moved to RAF Poling
28 Feb 1944 'B' Echelon, No 3207 Servicing Commando attached to RAF Gravesend and RAF Bircham Newton
 1 Mar 1944 'A' Echelon and HQ No 3207 Servicing Commando departed for RAF Gravesend
 1 Mar 1944 'B' Echelon, No 3205 Servicing Commando arrived on posting
31 Mar 1944 Echelon 'A' departed RAF Westhampnett for RAF Holmsley South
 1 Apr 1944 Squadron completed move to RAF Holmsley South
16 Apr 1944 Transferred from No 16 Wing to No 22 Wing
The entries for April are missing from the ORB
 7 May 1944 Airfield personnel proceeded to St Leonards Fields, Horsham for Exercise 'Turnabout'
 7 May 1944 No 3205 Servicing Commando arrived on to service aircraft during Exercise 'Turnabout'
10 May 1944 Airfield personnel returned to RAF Holmsley South on completion of Exercise 'Turnabout'
12 May 1944 Redesignated No 121 (Rocket Projectile) Wing in No 22 Sector, No 83 Group, 2nd TAF
 6 Jun 1944 'A' and 'B' Parties departed RAF Holmsley South for the Concentration Area at RAF Old Sarum
 9 Jun 1944 'C' Party departed RAF Holmsley South for the Concentration Area at RAF Old Sarum
10 Jun 1944 'A' Party departed the Concentration Area at RAF Old Sarum for the Marshalling Area
12 Jun 1944 'B' Party departed the Concentration Area at RAF Old Sarum for the Marshalling Area
13 Jun 1944 'A' Party arrived in France and proceeded to B.5, La Fresne Camilly
14 Jun 1944 'C' Party departed the Concentration Area at RAF Old Sarum for the Marshalling Area
15 Jun 1944 'B' Party departed the Marshalling Area for the Assembly Area, embarking for France and arriving off the coast of Normandy
16 Jun 1944 'B' Party disembarked in France and proceeded to B.5, La Fresne Camilly
17 Jun 1944 Air Lift Party (15 x Dakotas) departed RAF Holmsley South for B.5, La Fresne Camilly in France
19 Jun 1944 'C' Party disembarked in France and proceeded to B.5, La Fresne Camilly
19 Jun 1944 B.5, La Fresne Camilly taken over from CRE 23 Airfield Construction Group
 5 Jul 1944 'D' Party disembarked in France and proceeded to B.5, La Fresne Camilly
14 Jul 1944 No 184 Sqn and No 6184 SE arrived increasing the Wing strength to 4 squadrons
28 Aug 1944 Wing aircraft moved to B.24 St Andre-de-L'Eure
29 Aug 1944 'B' Echelon departed B.5 for B.24 St Andre-de-L'Eure
30 Aug 1944 'B' Echelon arrived at B.24 St Andre-de-L'Eure
 1 Sep 1944 'A' Echelon departed B.5 for Beauvais
 2 Sep 1944 Wing aircraft moved to Beauvais
 3 Sep 1944 'A' Echelon departed Beauvais for Vitry-en-Artois
 3 Sep 1944 'B' Echelon departed B.24 St Andre-de-L'Eure for Beauvais
 4 Sep 1944 Wing aircraft moved to Vitry-en-Artois
15 Sep 1944 'A' Echelon departed Vitry-en-Artois for Grimbergen
16 Sep 1944 'A' Echelon departed Grimbergen for B.70 Antwerp/Deurne
17 Sep 1944 'B' Echelon departed Vitry-en-Artois for B.70 Antwerp/Deurne
17 Sep 1944 Aircraft moved to B.70 Antwerp/Deurne
28 Sep 1944 'A' Echelon departed B.70 Antwerp/Deurne for B.80 Volkel
30 Sep 1944 Aircraft moved to B.80 Volkel
 1 Oct 1944 'B' Echelon arrived at B.80 Volkel

Source - No 121 Wing ORB (AIR 26/179)

Personnel Movements 1945

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Gp Capt E G Jones  5 Apr 1945 Relinquished command of No 121 Wing on posting to HQ N o 83 Group
Gp Capt R P R Powell  5 Apr 1945 Assumed command of No 121 Wing
Sqn Ldr T D Ross 30 Jul 1945 Officer i/c Administration, departed for demobilisation
WO Watts 30 Jul 1945 Assistant Adjutant, departed for demobilisation

Source - No 121 Wing ORB (AIR 26/179)

Unit Composition and Movements 1945

Date Notes
21 Mar 1945 'A' Echelon departed B.70 Antwerp/Deurne for B.100 Goch
21 Mar 1945 Aircraft moved to B.100 Goch
 8 Apr 1945 No 174 Sqn withdrawn from operations pending disbandment
 8 Apr 1945 'A' Echelon departed B.100 Goch for B.110 Achmer
11 Apr 1945 Aircraft moved to B.110 Achmer
12 Apr 1945 'B' Echelon (part) arrived at B.110 Achmer
13 Apr 1945 'B' Echelon (remainder) arrived at B.110 Achmer
16 Apr 1945 'A' Echelon departed B.110 Achmer for B.150 Hustedt
19 Apr 1945 No 184 Sqn aircraft departed B.110 Achmer for B.150 Hustedt
28 May 1945 'A' Echelon departed B.150 Hustedt for B.164 Schleswigholstein
28 May 1945 No 184 Sqn aircraft arrived at B.164 Schleswigholstein on return from RAF Warmwell
29 May 1945 'B' Echelon arrived at B.164 Schleswigholstein
xx Jun 1945 No 175 Sqn aircraft arrived at B.164 Schleswigholstein on return from RAF Warmwell
xx Jul 1945 No 245 Sqn aircraft returned to B.164 Schleswigholstein from RAF Warmwell
 2 Aug 1945 No 184 Sqn departed No 121 Wing for B.160 Kastrup
10 Aug 1945 No 245 Sqn departed No 121 Wing for the UK pending disbandment
20 Aug 1945 No 26 Sqn arrived to join No 121 Wing
22 Aug 1945 No 175 Sqn departed No 121 Wing for B.160 Kastrup
22 Aug 1945 No 56 Sqn arrived to join No 121 Wing
 5 Sep 1945 No 175 Sqn re-joined No 121 Wing
 5 Sep 1945 No 56 Sqn departed No 121 Wing
 7 Sep 1945 No 26 Sqn departed No 121 Wing
 8 Sep 1945 No 182 Sqn arrived to join No 121 Wing
 9 Sep 1945 No 181 Sqn arrived to join No 121 Wing
29 Sep 1945 Wing disbanded
19 Oct 1943 'A' Section, No 3205 Servicing Commando attached to No 121 Airfield
 4 Nov 1943 No 307 MSSU ceased to be attached and left for RAF West Malling
 5 Nov 1943 No 403 RSU arrived on attachment

Source - No 121 Wing ORB (AIR 26/179)

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