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No 128 Airfield/Wing Personnel, units and locations


Personnel Movements 1943

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Sqn Ldr J M Hall  4 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 128 Airfield
Sqn Ldr L K Scott  4 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Sqn Ldr Administrative
Sqn Ldr R P Vaughan  4 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Senior Engineer Officer
Sqn Ldr M F Williams  4 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Medical Officer
Flt Lt W E Lang  4 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Flt Lt R S Sproule  4 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Engineer Officer
Flt Lt D McLean  4 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Equipment Officer
Flt Lt H S Day  4 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Flying Control Officer
Flt Lt J B Pierson  4 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Intelligence Officer
Flt Lt H M Bell  4 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as MT Officer
Flt Lt H Raynham  4 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Catering Officer
Fg Off N S Brown  4 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Signals Officer
Fg Off R N Meldrum  4 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Electrical Engineer
Plt Off R F Yeager  4 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Engineer Officer
Plt Off S B Pink  4 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Equipment Officer
Plt Off L L Aide  4 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Flying Control Officer
Plt Off H E Aldridge  4 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Flying Control Officer
Sqn Ldr L K Scott 23 Jul 1943 Sqn Ldr Administrative, appointed Imprest Holder
Sqn Ldr J M Godfrey 25 Jul 1943   Arrived on posting from No 414 Sqn pending assuming command of No 128 Airfield
Flt Lt K H House 27 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Protestant Chaplain
Plt Off J M McAusland  1 Aug 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Education Officer
Flt Lt T L G Day  2 Aug 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Catering Officer
Flt Lt H M Bell  2 Aug 1943 Attached to 61 Infantry Division for MT Convoy course (1 week)
Maj T Russell  3 Aug 1943 RAF Regiment, arrived on posting for duty as Officer i/c Airfield Defence
Sqn Ldr J M Hall  4 Aug 1943 Relinquished command of No 128 Airfield on posting to Overseas HQ, RCAF
Sqn Ldr J M Godfrey  4 Aug 1943   Assumed command of No 128 Airfield (Wg Cdr post)
Sqn Ldr L K Scott  5 Aug 1943 Sqn Ldr Administrative, appointed Airfield Camouflage Officer
Plt Off J M McAusland  6 Aug 1943 Education Officer, appointed Air Crew Liaison Officer
Flt Lt J B Pierson  8 Aug 1943 Intelligence Officer, proceeded to Frinton for Intelligence Course
Flt Lt A T Hunt  8 Aug 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Armament Officer
Fg Off A H Charbonneau 10 Aug 1943 Arrived on posting for Intelligence duties
Flt Lt W E Lang 12 Aug 1943 Adjutant, posted to No 3 PRC, Bournemouth
Fg Off G C Mitchell 12 Aug 1943 Appointed Airfield Security Officer
Flt Lt J H Barclay 13 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting from No 414 Sqn for duty as Adjutant
Flt Lt J B Pierson 14 Aug 1943 Intelligence Officer, returned from Frinton for Intelligence Course
Fg Off C W Morrison 20 Aug 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Fire and Gas Officer
Sqn Ldr J M Godfrey 27 Aug 1943   Promoted to Wg Cdr
Plt Off L L Bain 31 Aug 1943 Equipment Officer, appointed Airfield Welfare Officer
Fg Off Cawker  5 Sep 1943 Arrived on attachment with a Mosquito aircraft
Fg Off Myles  5 Sep 1943 Arrived on attachment with a Mosquito aircraft
Flt Lt T L G Day  6 Sep 1943 Catering Officer, posted to RAF Cranwell
Flt Lt J E Doucet 10 Sep 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as RC Chaplain
Capt J L Warriner 13 Sep 1943 Dental Officer, attached to Basingstoke Neuro Plastic Surgery Hospital
Fg Off H P Flischer 17 Sep 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Technical Adjutant
Flt Lt R S Sproule 19 Sep 1943 Engineer Officer, attached to manufacturer's works for course
Fg Off C W Morrison 19 Sep 1943 Fire and Gas Officer, attached to Rollestone Camp for Anti-Gas course
Flt Lt J B Pierson 20 Sep 1943 Intelligence Officer, attached to School of Intelligence for Intelligence Course on posting to No 39 Wing
Flt Lt F R Minton 21 Sep 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Senior Intelligence Officer
Sqn Ldr M F Williams 23 Sep 1943 Medical Officer, attached to RAF Halton for Tropical Medicine course
Lt Col T Russell 25 Sep 1943 Airfield Defence Officer, detached to participate in Exercise 'Prince'
Flt Lt F R Minton 27 Sep 1943 Intelligence Officer, attached to School of Intelligence for Intelligence Course
Sqn Ldr R P Vaughan 27 Sep 1943 Senior Engineer Officer, posted to No 6 (RCAF) Group
Flt Lt R S Sproule  4 Oct 1943 Engineer Officer, ceased to be attached to manufacturer's works for course
Plt Off R F Miller  6 Oct 1943 Attached to an AFV School for a recognition course
Sqn Ldr M F Williams  7 Oct 1943 Medical Officer, ceased to be attached to RAF Halton for Tropical Medicine course
Flt Lt W H Snelgrove 11 Oct 1943 Arrived on posting from No 410 Sqn for duty as Chief Technical Officer
Flt Lt A F Langman 13 Oct 1943 Posted to HQ No 83 Group for duty as Group Catering Officer
Flt Lt A C Golby 13 Oct 1943 Posted for duty as Catering Officer
Plt Off L L Aide 18 Oct 1943 Promoted to Temp Fg Off
Lt Col T Russell 19 Oct 1943 Airfield Defence Officer, attached to RAF West Malling to run a Mine Warfare Course
Fg Off J E Rankin 20 Oct 1943 Arrived on posting for Intelligence duties
Fg Off Cawker 29 Oct 1943 Ceased to be attached (with a Mosquito aircraft) on posting to RAF Benson
Fg Off Myles 29 Oct 1943 Ceased to be attached (with a Mosquito aircraft) on posting to RAF Benson
Lt Col T Russell  4 Nov 1943 Airfield Defence Officer, ceased to be attached to RAF West Malling to run a Mine Warfare Course
Flt Lt R J Sullivan  4 Nov 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Airfield Signals Officer
Plt Off L G Wigle  4 Nov 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Engineer Officer
Fg Off N S Brown  6 Nov 1943 Signals Officer, posted to HQ N 6 (RCAF) Group
Fg Off A H Charbonneau  9 Nov 1943 Attached to HQ 1st Canadian Army for course
Plt Off R F Miller  9 Nov 1943 Attached to HQ 1st Canadian Army for course
Fg Off G C Mitchell 10 Nov 1943 Attached to Southport for Aircraft Recognition Course
Flt Lt R S Sproule 16 Nov 1943 Engineer Officer, attached to RAF Hereford for Safety Equipment Course
Wg Cdr J M Godfrey 22 Nov 1943   Attached to Rollestone Camp for Senior Officers' Anti-Gas Course
Flt Lt A C Golby 24 Nov 1943 Catering Officer, attached to No 1 School of Cookery for course
Wg Cdr J M Godfrey 27 Nov 1943   Ceased to be attached to Rollestone Camp for Senior Officers' Anti-Gas Course
Sqn Ldr M F Williams  1 Dec 1943 Medical Officer, attached to AMU Southend for course
Fg Off H L Turk  2 Dec 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Accountant Officer
Fg Off G C Mitchell  2 Dec 1943 Ceased to be attached to Southport for Aircraft Recognition Course
Flt Lt R Miquelon  4 Dec 1943 Arrived on posting from No 410 Sqn, RAF Acklington for Engineer duties
Plt Off W D Moody  4 Dec 1943 Attached to No 7 MU, Quedgeley for temporary duty
Plt Off L G Wigle  6 Dec 1943 Engineer Officer, attached to No 58 Officers' Initial Course on commissioning
Fg Off J E Rankin  7 Dec 1943 Intelligence Officer, attached to Southport for Aircraft Recognition Course
Fg Off E P Ward 10 Dec 1943 Arrived on posting from No 400 Sqn, for duty as Technical Adjutant
Sqn Ldr W B Bogg 12 Dec 1943 Attached from No 409 RSU for temporary duty
Flt Lt T D McKee 13 Dec 1943 Attached from No 127 Airfield to understudy Sqn Ldr L K Scott
Plt Off R F Miller 13 Dec 1943 Posted to HQ Tactical Air Force for Intelligence duties
Sqn Ldr Jolley 28 Dec 1943 Arrived on posting from RCAF Overseas HQ for duty as Protestant Chaplain
Sqn Ldr K H House 28 Dec 1943 Protestant Chaplain, posted to RCAF Overseas HQ

Source - No 128 Wing ORB (AIR 26/188) 

Unit Composition and Movements 1943

Date Notes
  4 Jul 1943

Formed at RAF Dunsfold as No 128 Airfield in No 39 (Reconnaissance) Wing

  4 Jul 1943 Nos 231 and 400 Sqns arrived
27 Jul 1943 Advance party departed RAF Dunsfold for Woodchurch
28 Jul 1943 Main party departed RAF Dunsfold for Woodchurch
28 Jul 1943 Air party departed RAF Dunsfold for Woodchurch
28 Jul 1943 Rear party departed RAF Dunsfold for Woodchurch
 1 Aug 1943 No 13 ALG Signals Unit arrived and attached to the Airfield
 3 Aug 1943

'B' Section, No 3206 Servicing Commando arrived and attached to the Airfield

15 Aug 1943 No 13 ALG Signals Unit ceased to attached to the Airfield and replaced by No 14 ALG Signals Unit
20 Aug 1943 No 2736 LAA Sqn, RAF Regiment arrived and attached to the Airfield
24 Aug 1943 No 128 Airfield Signals Section closed down and signals traffic transferred to HQ, No 39 Wing Signals
27 Aug 1943 No 5001 'C' MSU arrived and attached to the Airfield
 1 Sep 1943 No 508 'C' MSU arrived and attached to the Airfield
 5 Sep 1943 No 503 'C' MSU departed for No 122 Airfield
14 Sep 1943 No 3205 Servicing Commando departed after servicing No 231 Sqn aircraft
14 Sep 1943 No 3207 Servicing Commando arrived to service No 400 Sqn aircraft
15 Sep 1943 No 2809 LAA Sqn, RAF Regiment arrived and attached to the Airfield
24 Sep 1943 No 2736 LAA Sqn, RAF Regiment detached to participate in Exercise 'Prince'
25 Sep 1943 No 6112 LWS arrived on attachment to the Airfield
26 Sep 1943 No 14 ALG Signals Unit rejoined the Airfield
 5 Oct 1943

No 414 Sqn and joined the Airfield

11 Oct 1943 Advance party departed Woodchurch for RAF Redhill (Winter quarters)
15 Oct 1943 Main party departed Woodchurch for RAF Redhill (Winter quarters)
15 Oct 1943 Air party departed Woodchurch for RAF Redhill (Winter quarters)
25 Oct 1943 No 1 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit arrived on attachment
30 Oct 1943 No 2817 AA Sqn, RAF Regiment moved to RAF Regiment Camp, Nyetimber for an exercise
 3 Nov 1943

No 414 Sqn departed to rejoin No 129 Wing at RAF Gatwick

 7 Nov 1943 No 2817 AA Sqn, RAF Regiment returned from RAF Regiment Camp, Nyetimber
18 Nov 1943 No 103 MDU and No 200 MDL moved to RAF Gatwick
 3 Dec 1943 No 400 Sqn detached its aircraft and Servicing Flight to RAF Kenley due to conditions at RAF Redhill
29 Dec 1943 No 2875 AA Sqn, RAF Regiment rejoined the Airfield
30 Dec 1943 No 400 Sqn aircraft and Servicing Flight returned from RAF Kenley

Source - No 128 Wing ORB (AIR 26/188)

Personnel Movements 1944

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Plt Off Clements  2 Jan 1944 Arrived on posting from Bournemouth with draft of 24 airmen
Sqn Ldr L K Scott  3 Jan 1944 Sqn Ldr Administrative, posted to RCAF Overseas HQ
Sqn Ldr J E Doucet  4 Jan 1944 RC Chaplain, posted to RCAF Overseas HQ pending repatriation
Sqn Ldr N J Gallagher  4 Jan 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as RC Chaplain
Flt Lt R S Sproule 11 Jan 1944 Engineer Officer, admitted to No 12 Canadian General Hospital
Plt Off W G Duffin 13 Jan 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Accountant Officer
Fg Off G B Handford 20 Jan 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Signal Officer
Plt Off L L Bain 21 Jan 1944 Equipment Officer, posted to RCAF Overseas HQ (Flt Lt post)
Flt Lt Mellor 21 Jan 1944 Medical Officer, proceeded to RAF Hospital Rauceby for Orthopaedics course
Flt Lt R Miquelon 24 Jan 1944 Engineer duties, returned from Allison engine course and posted to No 419 RSU (Sqn Ldr post)
Plt Off L G Wigle  7 Feb 1944 Engineer Officer, proceeded on a Sabre engine course
Flt Lt H L Turk  7 Feb 1944 Accountant Officer, posted to No 5353 Airfield Construction Wing
Fg Off J R Barnard  7 Feb 1944 Posted to RAF Montrose
Fg Off D A Barrowman  9 Feb 1944 Arrived on posting for Intelligence duties
Capt E N Clarke 11 Feb 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as ALO
Flt Lt J Dunn 12 Feb 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Protestant Chaplain
Sqn Ldr Jolley 12 Dec 1944 Protestant Chaplain, departed for temporary duty in London
Plt Off Sohan Singh 14 Feb 1944 Attached from No 11 Group for duty as Photographic Officer
Flt Lt F R Minton 15 Feb 1944 Senior Intelligence Officer, posted to No 144 Airfield, RAF Digby
Flt Lt T D McKee 15 Feb 1944 Sqn Ldr Administrative, promoted to Act Sqn Ldr
Flt Lt R S Sproule  2 Mar 1944 Engineer Officer, returned from sick leave
Capt E N Clarke  3 Mar 1944 ALO, attached to No 144 Airfield
Capt Shepherd  3 Mar 1944 Arrived from 4th Canadian Armoured Division for duty as ALO, under instruction
Fg Off E P Ward  8 Mar 1944 Technical Adjutant, attached to Grantham for Combat Course
Flt  Lt A C Toughy  9 Mar 1944 Attached from HQ No 83 Group for Photographic Interpretation duties
Lt J D Manson 10 Mar 1944 Arrived from CERU for duty as ALO, under instruction
Capt R S Wentworth 19 Mar 1944 ALO, attached to RAF Old Sarum
Maj R J Rosa 19 Mar 1944 Attached from 1st US Army for familiarisation duty as ALO
Fg Off E P Ward 30 Mar 1944 Technical Adjutant, ceased to be attached to Grantham for Combat Course
Flt Lt H M Bell  8 Apr 1944 MT Officer, posted to HQ No 6 (RCAF) Group for Administrative duties
Fg Off H E Aldridge  8 Apr 1944 Flying Control Officer, admitted to Aldershot General Hospital with pneumonia
Fg Off L L Aide 13 Apr 1944 Flying Control Officer, posted to No 127 Airfield
Fg Off W L Logan 13 Apr 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Flying Control Officer
Fg Off J H Scott 17 Apr 1943 Arrived on posting from No 127 Airfield for Equipment duties
Flt Lt N Jones 17 Apr 1943 Arrived on posting as supernumerary from No 39 Wing for Photographic duties
Flt Lt R S Sproule 21 Apr 1944 Engineer Officer, posted to RCAF Overseas HQ
Plt Off H G Phelps 24 Apr 1944 Arrived on posting from No 147 Airfield for duty as MT Officer
Plt Off C P Greaves 24 Apr 1944 Arrived on posting from HQ 2nd TAF for Photographic Interpretation duties
Maj G T Hesketh 28 Apr 1944 ALO, posted to 13 CB AL Section
Fg Off C W Morrison 29 Apr 1944 Fire and Gas Officer, posted to No 144 Airfield
Flt Lt R G Metcalfe  1 May 1944 Arrived on posting as supernumerary from RCAF Overseas HQ for Armament duties
Flt Lt D C Tovey  3 May 1944 Killed in an accident
Fg Off H T Hawkins  5 May 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as MT Officer
Plt Off W M Hodsman  9 May 1944 Attached from HQ No 83 Group for Photographic Interpretation duties
Plt Off L G Wigle 14 May 1944 Engineer Officer, promoted to Act Flt Lt
Flt Lt W J Koopman 17 May 1944 Arrived on posting for Armament duties
Fg Off E A Wynne 18 May 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as French Interpreter
Flt Lt R G Metcalfe 22 May 1944 Armament Officer, posted to AEAF RPHU
Fg Off H T Hawkins 22 May 1944 MT Officer, posted to HQ No 83 Group (Rear)
Plt Off R I Buneball 24 May 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as MT Officer (Flt Lt post)
Plt Off K G Hatch 25 May 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as French Interpreter
Plt Off A O Nunn 29 May 1944 Arrived on posting from RAF North Weald for Signals duties

Source - No 128 Wing ORB (AIR 26/188)

Unit Composition and Movements 1944

Date Notes
 8 Jan 1944 No 578 'K' MSU attached to the Airfield
18 Jan 1944 No 231 Sqn was disbanded, wef 15 Jan 1944
16 Feb 1944 Advance party departed RAF Redhill for RAF Odiham
18 Feb 1944 Main party departed RAF Redhill for RAF Odiham
21 Feb 1944 No 168 Sqn arrived
26 Feb 1944 Ground party, No 414 Sqn departed for RAF Dundonald
28 Feb 1944 Air party, No 414 Sqn departed for RAF Dundonald
 6 Mar 1944 No 168 Sqn departed for No 129 Airfield
 6 Mar 1944 No 184 Sqn arrived
11 Mar 1944 No 184 Sqn proceeded to RAF Eastchurch for APC
 1 Apr 1944 No 184 Sqn transferred to No 129 Airfield
 1 Apr 1944 Nos 414 and 430 Sqn personnel arrived
18 Apr 1944 No 168 Sqn arrived from No 129 Airfield
24 Apr 1944 No 5 MFPS arrived to join the Airfield
29 Apr 1944 Advance party of No 2781 Field Sqn, RAF Regiment arrived
 1 May 1944 Advance party of No 2734 AA Sqn, RAF Regiment arrived
 5 May 1944 Main party of No 2734 AA Sqn, RAF Regiment arrived
11 May 1944 'A' Echelon departed RAF Odiham for St Leonards Field for exercise
12 May 1944 'B' Echelon departed RAF Odiham for St Leonards Field for exercise
12 May 1944 Redesignated No 128  (Fighter) (RCAF) Wing in No 83 Group, 2nd TAF*
15 May 1944 Wing returned to Odiham
29 Jun 1944 Wing arrived at B.8 Sommervieu*
 1 Jul 1944 Merged into No 39 Wing*

Source - No 128 Wing ORB (AIR 26/188) and RAF Flying Training and Support Units - Air Britain (*)

Unit Composition and Movements 1945

 7 May 1945

Reformed at North Weald as No 128 (Reconnaissance) Wing in No 88 Group for Operation Doomsday to control all RAF units in Oslo area except for those under the direct control of No 88 Group HQ.

14 May 1945

Moved to Dyce on 4 May 1945

15 May 1945

Set sail for Norway on 15 May

22 May 1945

Arrived at  Oslo/Gardermoen

14 Nov 1945

Returned to the UK at Dunsfold

12 Dec 1945

Wing disbanded

Source - RAF Flying Training and Support Units - Air Britain

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