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No 130 Airfield/Wing Personnel, units and locations


Personnel Movements 1943

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Wg Cdr A F Anderson 18 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 130 Airfield
Flt Lt de la Cour 18 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Chief Equipment Officer
Flt Lt W E Griggs 19 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting from RAF Ipswich for duty as Adjutant
Flt Lt Green 19 Jul 1943 Attached from Records Office to assist in the formation of the Airfield HQ
Fg Off D L Hutchinson 20 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Electrical Engineer Officer
Fg Off H H Freeman 21 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Engineer Officer
Flt Lt Green 22 Jul 1943 Ceased to be attached from Records Office to assist in the formation of the Airfield HQ
Sqn Ldr A D Coldham 23 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Senior Administrative Officer
Flt Lt G Jervis-Hunter 24 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Signals Officer
Fg Off G H Bailey 25 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Catering Officer
Plt Off A Moore 26 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Anti-Gas and Fire Officer
Sqn Ldr A Hodgson 27 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Engineer Officer
Flt Lt J H Regester 27 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Intelligence Officer
Fg Off G Wallis 27 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Engineer Officer
Fg Off K N Ogier 27 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Intelligence Officer
Fg Off J L Atkinson 27 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Intelligence Officer
Fg Off B L Harris 27 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Armament Officer
Plt Off L R H King 27 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Engineer Officer
Flt Lt J H Regester 28 Jul 1943 Intelligence Officer, attached to No 25 Wing
Flt Lt W C Preston 29 Jul 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as MT Officer
Fg Off W R Luxford  2 Aug 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as MT Officer
Sqn Ldr H F Squire  9 Aug 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Medical Officer
Flt Lt C F De Hamal 14 Aug 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Flying Control Officer
Sqn Ldr G E Cromey 16 Aug 1943 Attached for duty as Chaplain
Lt Col G D Young 27 Aug 1943 RAF Regiment, arrived on posting, wef 1 Aug 1943
Fg Off Rutty 14 Sep 1943 Attached from No 3 MT Company
Fg Off Radford  6 Oct 1943 Arrived on posting for Administrative duties
Plt Off Bellemy  6 Oct 1943 Arrived on posting for PT duties
There were no entries in the ORB for December 1943

Source - No 130 Wing ORB (AIR 26/190)

Unit Composition and Movements 1943

Date Notes
16 Jul 1943 Nos 2 Sqn arrived at RAF Gravesend from RAF Sawbridgeworth to join No 130 Airfield on formation
16 Jul 1943 Nos 4 Sqn arrived at RAF Gravesend from RAF Bottisham to join No 130 Airfield on formation
16 Jul 1943 Formed as No 130 Airfield at RAF Gravesend in No 35 Wing
 6 Aug 1943 Advance party departed RAF Gravesend for RAF Odiham
 7 Aug 1943 Main party departed RAF Gravesend for RAF Odiham
15 Sep 1943 Nos 2 Sqn attached to No 123 Airfield for Exercise 'Blackcock'
15 Sep 1943 No 268 Sqn attached from No 123 Airfield for Exercise 'Blackcock'
15 Sep 1943 Airfield convoy departed RAF Odiham for Funtington
21 Sep 1943 Advance party, No 2800 AA Sqn, RAF Regiment arrived
21 Sep 1943 Main party, No 2800 AA Sqn, RAF Regiment arrived
 3 Oct 1943 Nos 2 Sqn ceased to be attached to No 123 Airfield for Exercise 'Blackcock'
15 Sep 1943 No 268 Sqn ceased to be attached from No 123 Airfield for Exercise 'Blackcock'
 6 Oct 1943 Airfield returned to RAF Odiham
15 Oct 1943 Airfield personnel moved into winter quarters at RAF Odiham
14 Nov 1943 Airfield moved from RAF Odiham to RAF North Weald
30 Nov 1943 Nos 2 and 4 Sqns moved to RAF Sawbridgeworth
30 Nov 1943 Nos 63 and 168 Sqns arrived at RAF North Weald

There were no entries in the ORB for December 1943

Source - No 130 Wing ORB (AIR 26/190)

Personnel Movements 1944

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Sqn Ldr E F Hine 17 Jan 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Senior Administrative Officer
Wg Cdr A F Anderson 28 Feb 1944 Relinquished command of No 130 Airfield on posting to No 83 Group
Wg Cdr R Noel-Smith 28 Feb 1944 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 130 Airfield
LAC J W Reid  9 Mar 1944 Died in hospital
Sqn Ldr L B Petley 17 Apr 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Senior Administrative Officer
Sqn Ldr E F Hine 18 Apr 1944 Posted to No 123 Airfield for duty as Senior Administrative Officer
Fg Off F R Hughes 20 May 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Armament Officer
Flt Lt W E Griggs 31 May 1944 Adjutant, assumed duties of Senior Administrative Officer
Flt Lt Gorman 31 May 1944 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Wg Cdr R Noel-Smith  1 Jun 1944 Notified of posting to HQ No 35 Wing, pending merger of Airfield and Wing

Source - No 130 Wing ORB (AIR 26/190)

Unit Composition and Movements 1944

Date Notes
16 Jan 1944 Nos 63 Sqn moved to RAF Turnhouse
17 Jan 1944 No 268 Sqn arrived from No 123 Airfield
18 Jan 1944 No 168 Sqn proceeded to RAF Llanbedr
 5 Feb 1944 Road parties, No 268 Sqn proceeded to RAF Llanbedr
 6 Feb 1944 Air parties, No 268 Sqn proceeded to RAF Llanbedr
11 Feb 1944 1 x Flight, No 168 Sqn relieved No 2 Sqn officers at RAF Benson
20 Feb 1944 No 268 Sqn returned to RAF North Weald from RAF Llanbedr
21 Feb 1944 No 168 Sqn transferred to No 83 Group and moved to RAF Odiham
24 Feb 1944 No 2 Sqn transferred to No 130 Airfield, wef 22 Feb 1944
29 Feb 1944 No 2 Sqn and advance party, No 130 Airfield moved from RAF North Weald to RAF Sawbridgeworth
 1 Mar 1944 Nos 268 Sqn, 5081 'C' MSU and 6096 LWS moved from RAF North Weald to RAF Sawbridgeworth
 2 Mar 1944 No 5076 'Q' MSU arrived on attachment to No 130 Airfield
 2 Mar 1944 No 4 Sqn and No 18 ALG Signals moved from RAF Aston Down to RAF Sawbridgeworth
 5 Mar 1944 No 18 ALG Signals moved to No 84 Group Rear HQ, Headington, Oxford
10 Mar 1944 No 2 Sqn and Servicing Echelon attached to RAF Dundonald for Combined Operations Course
12 Mar 1944 No 5063 'J' MSU moved to Mendlesham to join No 134 Airfield
25 Mar 1944 No 2 Sqn and Servicing Echelon returned from RAF Dundonald
25 Mar 1944 No 268 Sqn and Servicing Echelon attached to RAF Dundonald for Combined Operations Course
 4 Apr 1944 Nos 2 and 4 Sqns and Airfield HQ moved into summer quarters (under canvas) at RAF Gatwick
 5 Mar 1944 No 5081 'C' MSU moved to RAF Gatwick from RAF Sawbridgeworth
 8 Apr 1944 Air party, No 268 Sqn returned from RAF Dundonald
12 May 1944 Redesignated No 130 (Reconnaissance) Wing by redesignating No 130 Airfield in No 84 Group, 2nd TAF
27 Jun 1944 Wing moved from RAF Gatwick to RAF Odiham
 7 July 1944 Merged into No 35 Wing*

Source - No 130 Wing ORB (AIR 26/190) and RAF Flying Training and Support Units - Air Britain (*)

Unit Composition and Movements 1945

Date Notes
 7 May 1945 It reformed at Turnhouse as No 130 Wing in No 88 Group for Operation Apostle to control all RAF units, including Nos 129 and 165 Squadrons in Trondelag area of Norway. 
 5 Jun 1945 Wing moved to Oslo
14 Nov 1945 Wing returned to the UK at Dunsfold
15 Dec 1945 Wing disbanded

Source - RAF Flying Training and Support Units - Air Britain

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