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No 131 Airfield/Wing Personnel, units and locations


It was formed at Northolt as No 131 Airfield Headquarters (Polish) on 4 October 1943 in No 18 (Polish) Wing, comprising Nos 302, 308 and 317 Squadrons.  It moved to Deanland; 1 Apr 1944, Chailey on 26 April and the to Selsey on 1 May 1944, with 'A' Party moving to Portreath until 12 May 1944, when it was redesignated No 131 Wing on the same day.  It moved to the Continent on 22 July 1944 to begin a nomadic existence through France, Belgium, Holland and finally into Germany.  Remaining at Ahlhorn as part of BAFO, it finally returned to the UK in October 1946, disbanding at Hethel on 2 January 1947.

Personnel Movements 1943

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Act Wg Cdr Z Krasnobedski 14 Oct 1943 Posted in from RAF Portreath as OC
Act Sqn Ldr S Brenk 14 Oct 1943 Posted in from RAF Northolt for Administrative duties
Act Flt Lt L Paczkowski 14 Oct 1943 Posted in from RAF Portreath for duty as Adjutant
Act Sqn Ldr M Malinowski 14 Oct 1943 Posted in from HQ Fighter Command for Engineering duties
Act Flt Lt T Seeman 14 Oct 1943 Posted in from RAF Northolt for MT duties
Act Flt Lt W Otorowski 14 Oct 1943 Posted in from RAF Northolt for Signals duties
Act Flt Lt P Hedinger 14 Oct 1943 Posted in from RAF Northolt for Armament duties
Act Flt Lt S Szygowski 14 Oct 1943 Posted in from RAF Northolt for Flying Control duties
Flt Lt B Pyoia 14 Oct 1943 Posted in from No 16 (P) SFTS for Catering duties
Act Flt Lt S Poltanski 14 Oct 1943 Posted in from RAF Portreath for Intelligence duties
Act Flt Lt W Lipowski 14 Oct 1943 Posted in from No 71 MU for Equipment duties
Act Flt Lt Z Wozniak 14 Oct 1943 Posted in from No 3105 Servicing Echelon for Engineering duties
Act Flt Lt J Szlachcic 14 Oct 1943 Posted in from No 3109 Servicing Echelon for Engineering duties
Fg Off J Bendix 14 Oct 1943 Posted in from RAF Northolt for Intelligence duties
Fg Off J Baykowski 14 Oct 1943 Posted in from No 303 (Polish) Sqn for Intelligence duties
Fg Off J Dzialowski 14 Oct 1943 Posted in from No 3105 Servicing Echelon for Engineering duties
Fg Off H Bojarski 14 Oct 1943 Posted in from RAF Northolt for Administrative duties
Fg Off M Wagner 14 Oct 1943 Posted in from RAF Heston for Equipment duties
Fg Off M Staffa 14 Oct 1943 Posted in RAF Northolt from for Defence duties
Fg Off Z Palul 14 Oct 1943 Posted in RAF Northolt from for Gas duties
Plt Off T Grzeszczak 14 Oct 1943 Posted in RAF Northolt from as supernumerary for Electrical Engineering duties
Fg Off Z Palul 14 Oct 1943 Detached to Rollestone Camp for Anti-Gas course
Flt Lt A Kolacynski 18 Oct 1943 Posted in from No 308 (Polish) Sqn as Senior Medical Officer (Sqn Ldr post)
Fg Off J Kowalski 20 Oct 1943 Posted in from RAF Northolt as supernumerary for duty as Duty Pilot
Fg Off J Bendix 20 Oct 1943 Proceeded to Southport for Aircraft Recognition course
Fg Off M Tennent 20 Oct 1943 Detached to HQ No 2 Group
Flt Lt A F Jackson 20 Oct 1943 Posted to No 134 Airfield
Plt Off Z Baczynski 22 Oct 1943 Attached from RAF Northolt for Educational duties
Fg Off P Szal 24 Oct 1943 Posted in as supernumerary from No 316 (Polish) Sqn for Intelligence duties
Fg Off N Walendowski 24 Oct 1943 Posted in as supernumerary from No 3109 Servicing Echelon as an Interpreter
Flt Lt J Szlachcic 24 Oct 1943 Detached to British Thomson Houston, Coventry for Magneto course
Fg Off T Kukla 26 Oct 1943 Posted in from RAF Hemswell as supernumerary for Electrical Engineering duties
Fg Off M Staffa 27 Oct 1943 Detached to Polish Army Cadet School, Burnt Island
Fg Off M Wedzik 28 Oct 1943 Posted in from No 307 (Polish) Sqn for duty as Duty Pilot
Flt Lt J Szlachcic 31 Oct 1943 Returned from British Thomson Houston, Coventry on completion of Magneto course
Flt Lt W Otorowski  1 Nov 1943 Attached to RAF Bournemouth for course on Enemy Radio Equipment
Fg Off M Staffa  1 Nov 1943 Returned from Polish Army Cadet School, Burnt Island
Lt Z Maciejowski  2 Nov 1943 Polish Army, attached for Defence Advisory and Instructional duties
Fg Off    5 Nov 1943 Posted in from No 2 MU for Equipment duties
Fg Off Salekld  6 Nov 1943 Posted in from No 303 (Polish) Sqn for Intelligence duties
Flt Lt C F Ball  9 Nov 1943 Posted in for duty
Act Flt Lt S Poltanski  9 Nov 1943 Proceeded on temporary duty with Polish Inspectorate General
Fg Off A Chandler 11 Nov 1943 Posted in from RAF Heston as supernumerary for Intelligence duties
Fg Off J Dzialowski 14 Nov 1943 Proceeded to Rolls Royce, Ltd, Derby for course on Merlin engines
Flt Lt T Seeman 18 Nov 1943 Proceeded to RAF Bicester for a MT Convoy course
Flt Lt S Poltanski 19 Nov 1943 Posted to No 929 Sqn
Flt Lt T Seeman 19 Nov 1943 Posted to No 133 Airfield
Fg Off J Dzialowski 19 Nov 1943 Posted to No 133 Airfield
Flt Lt S Czeppe 19 Nov 1943 Posted in from RAF Hutton Cranswick for Engineering duties
Flt Lt S Kleczynski 19 Nov 1943 Posted in from HQ No 133 Airfield for Intelligence duties (Sqn Ldr post)
Flt Lt M Kolaszynski 19 Nov 1943 Posted in from HQ No 133 Airfield for MT duties
Act Flt Lt Z Wozniak 19 Nov 1943 Reposted for Engineering duties (Sqn Ldr post)
Flt Lt J Szlachcic 19 Nov 1943 Reposted from Daily Servicing Sqn to Repair and Inspection Sqn (Flt Lt post)
Flt Lt J Szlachcic 25 Nov 1943 Proceeded on temporary duty to RAF Newton
Fg Off J Dzialowski 27 Nov 1943 Returned from Rolls Royce, Ltd, Derby on completion of course on Merlin engines
Flt Lt J Szlachcic 28 Nov 1943 Returned from temporary duty at RAF Newton
Sqn Ldr Z Wozniak  5 Dec 1943 Proceeded to Largs to attend No 6 Combined Operations course
Flt Lt A Kolacynski 12 Dec 1943 Proceeded to Largs to attend No 7 Combined Operations course
Sqn Ldr Z Wozniak 13 Dec 1943 Returned from Largs on completion of No 6 Combined Operations course
Flt Lt A Kolacynski 20 Dec 1943 Returned from Largs on completion of No 7 Combined Operations course
Plt Off T Grzeszczak 21 Dec 1943 Proceeded to No 12 SoTT for No 26 Electrical Engineer Officers' Instrument Maintenance course
Flt Lt M Kolaszynski 22 Dec 1943 Proceeded to No 312 S & T Column, RAF Bicester for MT Convoy course
Sqn Ldr A Kolacynski 26 Dec 1943 Proceeded to Rollestone Camp to attend Anti-Gas course

Source - No 131 Wing ORB

Unit Composition and Movements 1943

Unit Date Notes
No 3105 (Polish) Servicing Echelon 14 Oct 1943 Servicing No 303 Sqn's aircraft, absorbed into the Wing Establishment
No 3109 (Polish) Servicing Echelon 14 Oct 1943 Servicing No 302 Sqn's aircraft, absorbed into the Wing Establishment
No 3110 (Polish) Servicing Echelon 14 Oct 1943 Servicing No 317 Sqn's aircraft, absorbed into the Wing Establishment
No 302 (Polish) Sqn 14 Oct 1943 taken over on formation
No 303 (Polish) Sqn 14 Oct 1943 taken over on formation
No 317 (Polish) Sqn 14 Oct 1943 taken over on formation
No 308 (Polish) Sqn 29 Oct 1943 Moved from RAF Heston to join No 131 Airfield
Polish Mobile Dental Centre 11 Nov 1943 Arrived at Northolt and attached to No 131 Airfield
No 303 (Polish) Sqn 12 Nov 1943 Moved to RAF Ballyhalbert
No 518 (G) MSU 16 Nov 1943 Attached to No 131 Airfield
No 6114 LWS 16 Nov 1943 Attached to No 131 Airfield
Ground Party, No 302 (Polish) Sqn  1 Dec 1943 Proceeded to RAF Fairwood Common for Armament Practice Camp
Ground Party, No 308 (Polish) Sqn  1 Dec 1943 Proceeded to RAF Hutton Cranswick for Armament Practice Camp
Ground Party, No 317 (Polish) Sqn  1 Dec 1943 Proceeded to RAF Southend for Armament Practice Camp
Air Party, No 302 (Polish) Sqn  2 Dec 1943 Proceeded to RAF Fairwood Common for Armament Practice Camp
Air Party, No 308 (Polish) Sqn  2 Dec 1943 Proceeded to RAF Hutton Cranswick for Armament Practice Camp
Air Party, No 317 (Polish) Sqn  2 Dec 1943 Proceeded to RAF Southend for Armament Practice Camp
No 5055 (C) MSU 16 Dec 1943 Attached to No 131 Airfield
No 518 (G) MSU 17 Dec 1943 Ceased to be attached to No 131 Airfield and moved to RAF Bicester
No 317 (Polish) Sqn 18 Dec 1943 Returned from Armament Practice Camp at RAF Southend
No 302 (Polish) Sqn 18 Dec 1943 Returned from Armament Practice Camp at RAF Fairwood Common
No 308 (Polish) Sqn 18 Dec 1943 Returned from Armament Practice Camp at RAF Hutton Cranswick
No 110 Mobile Dental Unit 24 Dec 1943 Attached to No 131 Airfield

Source - No 131 Wing ORB

Personnel Movements 1944

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Flt Lt S Szygowski  1 Jan 1944 Attached to the School of Army Co-operation for No 2 Junior Officers' Course
Flt Lt W Otorowski  1 Jan 1944 Attached to the School of Army Co-operation for No 2 Junior Officers' Course
Flt Lt S Kleczynski  2 Jan 1944 Attached to RAF Highgate for No 94 Intelligence Course
Fg Off Bilous  3 Jan 1944 Attached from Deputy Polish Inspectorate General for Educational duties
Sqn Ldr W Nowacki  4 Jan 1944 Attached from Deputy Polish Inspectorate General for Chaplain duties
Flt Lt A Ignatowicz  5 Jan 1944 Attached for temporary Signals duties
Flt Lt S Kleczynski  7 Jan 1944 Ceased to be attached to RAF Highgate on completion of No 94 Intelligence Course
Flt Lt J Szlachcic  9 Jan 1944 Attached to De Havilland's, Hatfield for a course on Mosquito airframes.
Flt Lt S Szygowski 10 Jan 1944 Recalled from the School of Army Co-operation to participate in Exercise 'Roundabout 2'
Flt Lt W Otorowski 10 Jan 1944 Recalled from the School of Army Co-operation to participate in Exercise 'Roundabout 2'
Fg Off T Grzeszczak 12 Jan 1944 Returned from No 12 SoTT on completion of Instrument Maintenance course
Fg Off J Kowalski 16 Jan 1944 Attached to RAF School of Instruction for Flying Control course
Flt Lt J Szlachcic 17 Jan 1944 Ceased to be attached to De Havilland's, Hatfield on completion of course on Mosquito airframes.
Act Flt Lt P Hedinger 17 Jan 1944 Proceeded on temporary duty to Blackpool
Fg Off Z Palul 18 Jan 1944 Attached to RAF Sutton-on-Hull for Fire-Fighting course
Fg Off J Kowalski 18 Jan 1944 Ceased to be attached to RAF School of Instruction on completion of Flying Control course
Act Flt Lt P Hedinger 19 Jan 1944 Returned on completion of temporary duty at Blackpool
Fg Off M Wedzik 19 Jan 1944 Attached to RAF School of Instruction for Flying Control course
Fg Off M Wedzik 21 Jan 1944 Ceased to be attached to RAF School of Instruction on completion of Flying Control course
Sqn Ldr S Brenk 24 Jan 1944 Proceeded to Rollestone Camp to attend Anti-Gas course
Capt Rac 24 Jan 1944 Attached from Polish Army for Air Liaison duties
Capt Synoradski 25 Jan 1944 Attached from Polish Army for Air Liaison duties
Flt Lt S Czeppe 26 Jan 1944 Posted in from RAF Hutton Cranswick for Engineering duties
Act Sqn Ldr W Otorowski 27 Jan 1944 Promoted to the War Substantive rank of Flt Lt
Act Flt Lt Z Wozniak 27 Jan 1944 Promoted to the War Substantive rank of Flt Lt
Fg Off M Staffa 27 Jan 1944 Promoted to the War Substantive rank of Flt Lt
Fg Off J Bendix 27 Jan 1944 Promoted to the War Substantive rank of Flt Lt
Sqn Ldr S Brenk 28 Jan 1944 Returned from Rollestone Camp on completion of Anti-Gas course
Flt Lt S Szygowski 28 Jan 1944 Ceased to be attached to RAF School of Instruction on completion of Flying Control course
Fg Off W J Mikolajczyk  3 Feb 1944 Posted in from No 133 Wing as supernumerary for Engineering duties
Flt Lt M Staffa  6 Feb 1944 Attached to CTC, Largs for Combined Operations course
Fg Off T Kukla  7 Feb 1944 Posted as supernumerary to No 24 MU for Electrical Engineering duties
Flt Lt J Szlachcic  7 Feb 1944 Posted to No 3108 Servicing Echelon for Engineering duties
Fg Off M Wagner  7 Feb 1944 Posted as supernumerary to No 30 MU for Equipment duties
Fg Off S Blazejewski  7 Feb 1944 Posted to No 3108 Servicing Echelon for Engineering duties
Flt Lt S Szygowski  9 Feb 1944 Appointed to the secondary duty of Concealment and Decoy Officer
Plt Off Dezakowski 10 Feb 1944 Posted in as supernumerary for Defence Instructor duties
Fg Off Z Wojcik 11 Feb 1944 Posted in as supernumerary for MT duties
Flt Lt M Staffa 13 Feb 1944 Returned from CTC, Largs on completion of Combined Operations course
Capt Synoradski 13 Feb 1944 Ceased to be attached for Air Liaison duties on attached to RAF Hutton Cranswick
Flt Lt S Czeppe 14 Feb 1944 Attached to RAF Hutton Cranswick to participate in Exercise 'Eagle'
Fg Off S Palmer 14 Feb 1944 Posted in as supernumerary from No 411 RSU for MT duties
Plt Off J Szczepanski 15 Feb 1944 Posted in from RAF Bradwell Bay for Flying Control duties
Flt Lt S Czeppe 14 Feb 1944 Ceased to be attached to RAF Hutton Cranswick on completion of Exercise 'Eagle'
Wg Cdr Z Czaykowski 18 Feb 1944 Posted in as supernumerary pending assuming command
Capt Rac 19 Feb 1944 Ceased to be attached for Air Liaison duties on attached to RAF Hutton Cranswick
Flt Lt J Bendix 20 Feb 1944 Attached to RAF Highgate for No 54 'A' Intelligence Course
Flt Lt A Kolacynski 21 Feb 1944 Posted as supernumerary to RAF Weeton for MT duties and as Senior Polish Officer wef 16 Feb 1944
Fg Off S Palmer 21 Feb 1944 Reposted for MT duties
Flt Lt S Czeppe 22 Feb 1944 Attached to No 18 APC, Llanbedr on completion of Exercise 'Eagle'
Wg Cdr Z Czaykowski 24 Feb 1944 Assumed command of the Airfield
Wg Cdr Z Krasnobedski 24 Feb 1944 Relinquished command of the Airfield
Wg Cdr Z Krasnobedski 25 Feb 1944 Posted to Polish Inspectorate General for duty with HQ, C-in-C Polish Armed Forces
Fg Off Bilous 13 Feb 1944 Ceased to be attached from DPIG and attached to Polish Technical Training School
Fg Off W J Mikolajczyk 14 Apr 1944 Appointed OC, No 6308 Servicing Echelon
Fg Off J Dzialowski 14 Apr 1944 Appointed OC, No 6302 Servicing Echelon
Flt Lt S Czeppe 14 Apr 1944 Appointed OC, No 6317 Servicing Echelon
Fg Off Gryczan 18 Apr 1944 Posted in from RAF Hullavington for Flying Control training
Fg Off M Wedzik 28 Apr 1944 Posted to No 306 Sqn for Flying duties
Plt Off Jeruzalski 28 Apr 1944 Reposted within the Airfield for Signals duties
Fg Off Z Palul 29 Apr 1944 Attached to School of Army Co-operation for Special Convoy course
Fg Off Z Wojcik 29 Apr 1944 Attached to School of Army Co-operation for Special Convoy course
Plt Off Sechlwer  2 May 1944 Posted in from No 133 Airfield as supernumerary for Intelligence duties
Plt Off Szuz  2 May 1944 Posted to No 133 Airfield as supernumerary for Electrical Engineer duties
Fg Off K Chan 11 May 1944 Posted in from No 6309 Servicing Echelon as supernumerary for Engineering duties
Fg Off J Baykowski 14 May 1944 Reposted within the Wing for duty as Interpreter
Flt Lt S Szygowski 16 May 1944 Reposted within the Wing for duty as Sqn Ldr - Flying Control wef 1 Mar 1944
Fg Off Gryczan 16 May 1944 Promoted to Act Flt Lt and reposted for duty as Flt Lt - Flying Control wef 2 May 1944
Fg Off R N Bullow 19 May 1944 Posted in from PAFU for Armament duties
Fg Off N Walendowski 23 May 1944 Admitted to RAF Hospital, Church Village
Fg Off T Grzeszczak 24 May 1944 Promoted to Act Flt Lt wef 1 Apr 1944
Plt Off J Szczepanski  1 Jun 1944 Posted to No 14 Base, Faldingworth for Flying Control duties
Fg Off A Grygielewicz  2 Jun 1944 Posted in from No 6 (C) OTU for Armament duties
Flt Lt S Krupski  8 Jun 1944 Attached to MAP for short course on 'Beechnut' Signals System
Sqn Ldr Z Wozniak  8 Jun 1944 Attached to Stromberg Carburettor Factory for short course on Stromberg Carburettors
Fg Off H Bojarski  9 Jun 1944 Posted to PAF Depot pending posting
Fg Off N Walendowski  9 Jun 1944 Posted to PAF Depot as non-effective, sick
Fg Off P Warpechowski 10 Jun 1944 Posted in from No 135 Wing for Catering duties
Fg Off K Chan 11 Jun 1944 Proceeded to Rolls Royce Ltd for 14 day course on Merlin engines
Act Flt Lt W Lipowski 14 Jun 1944 Admitted to Polish Paderewacki Hospital, Edinburgh
Fg Off P Warpechowski 14 Jun 1944 Posted to PAF Depot, Blackpool
Flt Lt J Dubas 19 Jun 1944 Attached from Rear HQ, No 84 Group for Security duties
Plt Off N Koolzanowicz 19 Jun 1944 Posted to PAF Depot Education Pool
Flt Lt J Jankowski 20 Jun 1944 Posted in as supernumerary from RAF Coltishall for Signals duties
Fg Off Salekld 20 Jun 1944 Posted to HQ No 133 Wing for Intelligence duties
Fg Off K Chan 24 Jun 1944 Returned from Rolls Royce Ltd on completion of course on Merlin engines
Fg Off Z Wojcik 27 Jun 1944 Posted to HQ No 133 Wing for MT duties
Fg Off M Piasecki 27 Jun 1944 Posted in from HQ No 133 Wing for MT duties
Wg Cdr J Kowalski 12 Jul 1944 Posted in for duty as Wg Cdr - Operations
Flt Lt S Krupski 14 Jul 1944 Posted to HQ 2nd TAF for Signals duties
Sqn Ldr Walsham 15 Jul 1944 Posted in for duty
Gp Capt A Gabszewicz 16 Jul 1944 Posted in from No 18 Sector and assumed command of No 131 Wing
Wg Cdr Z Czaykowski 16 Jul 1944 Relinquished command of No 131 Wing and reposted as Deputy Commander
Flt Lt Buchanan 16 Jul 1944 Attached for duty as Air Intelligence Officer
Flt Lt C F Ball 16 Jul 1944 Posted out
Fg Off J N Keyte 23 Jul 1944 Posted in from No 134 Wing for Accounts duties
Fg Off R C Burrough 30 Jul 1944 Detached from No 131 Wing
Flt Lt F Ryl 12 Aug 1944 Arrived on posting in for Flying Control duties
Sqn Ldr Gryczan 14 Aug 1944 Posted out
Flt Lt Spychala  2 Sep 1944 Attached for Signals duties
Flt Lt Gluaki  5 Oct 1944 Posted in for Public Relations duties
Flt Lt Zbrozak 10 Oct 1944 Posted out
Flt Lt Kaminski 10 Oct 1944 Posted out
Wg Cdr J Kowalski 14 Oct 1944 Relinquished duties of Wg Cdr - Operations
Wg Cdr T Sawicz 14 Oct 1944 Posted in for duty as Wg Cdr - Operations
Flt Lt Makos  1 Nov 1944 Posted in from HQ No 84 Group for Medical duties
Flt Lt Spychala  3 Nov 1944 Signals Officer, attached to Polish Air Force HQ, London
Flt Lt Mierzejewski  4 Nov 1944 Posted in from Polish Depot, Blackpool
Fg Off Baykowski  4 Nov 1944 Posted to No 133 Wing for duty as Interpreter
Flt Lt Kurzeja  4 Nov 1944 Posted in for ALO duties
Flt Lt Ivison  4 Nov 1944 Attached to HQ 2nd TAF for Intelligence duties
Flt Lt Brocjwicz-Lewinski 19 Nov 1944 Posted in for Interpreter duties
Wg Cdr Jungraw 20 Nov 1944 Attached from Polish Army Staff College
Sqn Ldr Dreja 20 Nov 1944 Attached from Polish Army Staff College
Cdt M Falborki 26 Nov 1944 Posted in for Armament duties
Flt L Kleczynski  2 Dec 1944 Attached from No 133 Wing for Intelligence duties to gain experience under field conditions
Flt Lt Susz  2 Dec 1944 Attached from No 133 Wing for Electrical Engineering duties to gain experience under field conditions
Fg Off Pawluk  2 Dec 1944 Attached from No 133 Wing for Armament duties to gain experience under field conditions
Capt Malysko  2 Dec 1944 Attached from No 133 Wing for ALO duties to gain experience under field conditions
Wg Cdr Z Czaykowski  6 Dec 1944 Posted to Main HQ, 2nd TAF for Operations (Polish Staff) duties
Act Flt Lt P Hedinger xx Dec 1944 Posted out
Flt Lt S Czeppe 10 Dec 1944 Appointed Detachment Commander, B.77 Gilze-Rijen
Flt Lt Bockniak 12 Dec 1944 Posted in for flying duties
Flt Lt Brochwicz 18 Dec 1944 Appointed Wing Postal Officer
Fg Off Piasecki 23 Dec 1944 Admitted to hospital after being shot by a sentry
Flt Lt F Ryl 30 Dec 1944 Posted to Polish Depot, Blackpool

Source - No 131 Wing ORB

Unit Composition and Movements 1944

Unit Date Notes
No 308 (Polish) Sqn 14 Feb 1944 Proceeded to RAF Hutton Cranswick to participate in Exercise 'Eagle'
No 308 (Polish) Sqn 20 Feb 1944 Returned from RAF Hutton Cranswick on completion of Exercise 'Eagle'
Detachment , No 317 (Polish) Sqn 23 Feb 1944 Proceeded to No 18 APC, RAF Llandedr
Advance Party, No 131 Airfield 31 Mar 1944 Departed RAF Northolt for Deanland ALG
Main Party, No 131 Airfield  1 Apr 1944 Departed RAF Northolt for Deanland ALG
No 2719 Sqn, RAF Regiment  1 Apr 1944 Attached to No 131 Airfield
1 x AA Flight, RAF Regiment  1 Apr 1944 Attached to No 131 Airfield
No 302 (Polish) Sqn 12 Apr 1944 Proceeded to No 17 APC, RAF Southend
No 6302 Servicing Echelon 14 Apr 1944 Formed under the control of No No 131 Airfield
No 6308 Servicing Echelon 14 Apr 1944 Formed under the control of No No 131 Airfield
No 6317 Servicing Echelon 14 Apr 1944 Formed under the control of No No 131 Airfield
No 302 (Polish) Sqn 14 Apr 1944 Returned from No 17 APC, RAF Southend
No 317 (Polish) Sqn 15 Apr 1944 Proceeded to No 17 APC, RAF Southend
No 317 (Polish) Sqn 19 Apr 1944 Returned from No 17 APC, RAF Southend
No 308 (Polish) Sqn 20 Apr 1944 Proceeded to No 17 APC, RAF Southend
'A' Party, No 131 Airfield 25 Apr 1944 Departed Deanland ALG for Chailey ALG
'B' Party, No 131 Airfield 26 Apr 1944 Departed Deanland ALG for Chailey ALG
'A' Parties, Servicing Echelons 27 Apr 1944 Departed from Chailey ALG to RAF Portreath
No 2882 AA Sqn, RAF Regiment 27 Apr 1944 Attached to No 131 Airfield at Chailey ALG
'B' Parties, Servicing Echelons 28 Apr 1944 Departed from Chailey ALG to RAF Portreath
No 131 Airfield 12 May 1944 Redesignated No 131 Wing
Mobile Dental Centre 23 May 1944 Arrived and attached to No 131 Wing
Recce Party, No 131 Wing 27 Jun 1944 Departed from Chailey ALG to Appledram ALG
'A' Party, No 131 Wing 28 Jun 1944 Departed from Chailey ALG to Appledram ALG
No 2719 Sqn, RAF Regiment 28 Jun 1944 Ceased to be attached to No 131 Wing and moved to RAF Aston Down
'B' Party, No 131 Wing 29 Jun 1944 Departed from Chailey ALG to Appledram ALG
No 106 Mobile Dental Centre  9 Jul 1944 Arrived and attached to No 131 Wing
Airlift Party, No 131 Wing 16 Jul 1944 Departed from Appledram ALG to RAF Ford
Advance Airlift Party, No 131 Wing 21 Jul 1944 Departed from Appledram ALG to RAF Ford
Advance Airlift Party, No 131 Wing 22 Jul 1944 Departed from RAF Ford to B.10 Plumetot
'A' & 'B' Parties, No 131 Wing 30 Jul 1944 Departed from Appledram ALG to RCRP Salisbury pending movement overseas
'A' & 'B' Parties, No 131 Wing  1 Aug 1944 Crossed Channel by LST, disembarked at Crouzelle and proceeded to B.10 Plumetot
No 308 (Polish) Sqn 30 Aug 1944 Proceeded to Armament Practice Camp at RAF Fairwood Common (14 days)
Recce Party, No 131 Wing  3 Sep 1944 Proceeded from B.10 to B.31 Londinieres
'A' Party, No 131 Wing  5 Sep 1944 Proceeded from B.10 to B.31 Londinieres
'B' Party, No 131 Wing  6 Sep 1944 Proceeded from B.10 to B.31 Londinieres
Recce Party, No 131 Wing  8 Sep 1944 Proceeded from B.31 Londinieres to St Omer
Air Party, No 131 Wing 10 Sep 1944 Proceeded from B.31 Londinieres to B.51 Lille-Vendeville
'A' Party, No 131 Wing 11 Sep 1944 Proceeded from B.31 Londinieres to B.51 Lille-Vendeville
'B' Party, No 131 Wing 12 Sep 1944 Proceeded from B.31 Londinieres to B.51 Lille-Vendeville
No 308 (Polish) Sqn 14 Sep 1944 Moved to B.51 Lille-Vendeville from APC at RAF Fairwood Common
Airlift Party, No 308 (Polish) Sqn 20 Sep 1944 Moved to B.51 Lille-Vendeville from APC at RAF Fairwood Common
Recce Party, No 131 Wing 30 Sep 1944 Proceeded from B.51 Lille-Vendeville to B.70 Antwerp/Deurne
'A' Party, No 131 Wing  1 Oct 1944 Proceeded from B.51 Lille-Vendeville to B.70 Antwerp/Deurne
'B' Party, No 131 Wing  3 Oct 1944 Proceeded from B.51 Lille-Vendeville to B.70 Antwerp/Deurne
Recce Party, No 131 Wing 10 Oct 1944 Proceeded from B.70 Antwerp/Deurne to B.61 Ghent/St Denis Westrem
'A' Party, No 131 Wing 10 Oct 1944 Proceeded from B.70 Antwerp/Deurne to B.61 Ghent/St Denis Westrem
'B' Party, No 131 Wing 11 Oct 1944 Proceeded from B.70 Antwerp/Deurne to B.61 Ghent/St Denis Westrem
No 317 (Polish) Sqn 25 Nov 1944 Proceeded to Armament Practice Camp at RAF Fairwood Common
Detachment, No 131 Wing  5 Dec 1944 Proceeded from B.61 Ghent/St Denis Westrem to B.77 Gilze-Rijen
No 317 (Polish) Sqn 13 Dec 1944 Returned from Armament Practice Camp at RAF Fairwood Common
Detachment, No 131 Wing 15 Dec 1944 Returned to B.61 Ghent/St Denis Westrem from B.77 Gilze-Rijen
Recce Party, No 131 Wing 28 Dec 1944 Proceeded from B.61 Ghent/St Denis Westrem to B.60 Grimbergen

Source - No 131 Wing ORB

Personnel Movements 1945

Rank Name

Date

Notes
LAC J Koczwara  1 Jan 1945 Killed in action
Fg Off W Wierzbicki  4 Jan 1945 Attached from No 408 ASP for Equipment duties
Sqn Ldr K Stolarek  5 Jan 1945 Attached for temporary duty as Chaplain
Flt Lt Kendall  5 Jan 1945 Attached for temporary Intelligence duty
Flt Lt T Seeman  5 Jan 1945 Attached for temporary MT duty
Fg Off Kwiatkowski  7 Jan 1945 Posted in for Flying Control duties
Flt Lt Z Kobiereycki 15 Jan 1945 Appointed Officer i/c Operations Room
Cdt M Falborki 16 Jan 1945 Appointed to a commission in the rank of Plt Off
Flt Lt R H Hamilton 20 Jan 1945 Posted in for Educational duties
Fg Off W Boski 22 Jan 1945 Posted in from No 72 MTLRU for MT duties
Flt Lt R H Hamilton 24 Jan 1945 Posted to No 35 Wing
Flt Lt S Bochniak 24 Jan 1945 Posted in for Operations duties
Fg Off E Raczynski 28 Jan 1945 Posted in from No 9 PDC for Engineering duties
Fg Off Wierzeicki  2 Feb 1945 Equipment Officer, posted to No 408 ASP
Flt Lt T Seeman  2 Feb 1945 Posted to No 133 Wing (UK)
Capt Rac  9 Feb 1945 Posted in for duty as ALO
Fg Off E C Silk 10 Feb 1945 Posted in for Administrative duties
Wg Cdr T C Hobbs 14 Feb 1945 Posted in from No 1312 Mobile Wing (disbanded) for duty of Wg Cdr - Defence (RAF Regiment)
Fg Off J D Wilkinson 21 Feb 1945 Posted to No 145 Wing for Flying Control duties
Fg Off E C Silk 24 Feb 1945 Posted to No 322 Sqn for Administrative duties
Flt Lt Palmer 24 Feb 1945 Posted to No 72 MTLRU as MT Officer
Fg Off S Jezierski  1 Mar 1945 Posted in as supernumerary for Signals duties
Fg Off E Raczynski 20 Mar 1945 Posted to No 6308 Servicing Echelon for Engineering duties
Fg Off K Serbej 20 Mar 1945 Posted from No 6308 Servicing Echelon for Flt Lt - Engineering duties
Flt Lt S Czeppe 20 Mar 1945 Posted to Directorate of Technical Personnel, Polish HQ, London
Flt Lt Jones 21 Mar 1945 Posted in for duty as Education Officer
Flt Lt Maciurkiewicz  2 Apr 1945 Posted in for duty as Equipment Officer
Flt Lt Cowen 10 Apr 1945 Posted in for duty as Cypher Officer
Fg Off Goldszimdt 15 Apr 1945 Posted in for duty as Flying Control Officer
Flt Lt Majewski 16 Apr 1945 Posted in for duty as Operations Officer
Flt Lt Szyzankiowicz 16 Apr 1945 Posted in for duty as Operations Officer
Lt Czajkowski  8 May 1945 Polish Army, attached for duty as ALO
Wg Cdr Witorzene 14 May 1945 Posted in from No 145 Wing
Flt Lt Jablonski 16 May 1945 Signals Officer, posted to HQ No 84 Group
Fg Off Mitchell 20 May 1945 Posted in for duty as Intelligence Officer
Flt Lt Howirn-Szowerbinski 28 May 1945 Posted in for duty as Sports Officer
Wg Cdr T C Hobbs  1 Jun 1945 Posted to Air Ministry
Flt Lt Martini   1 Jun 1945 Posted in for duty as Operations Officer
Gp Capt A Gabszewicz  2 Jun 1945 Proceeded on leave
Gp Capt Witorzene  2 Jun 1945 Assumed temporary command of the Wing
Wg Cdr Whithead 12 Jun 1945 Assumed command of RAF Regiment, No 131 Wing
Gp Capt A Gabszewicz 19 Jun 1945 Relinquished command on posting to HQ No 84 Group
Gp Capt Witorzene 19 Jun 1945 Assumed command of the Wing
Flt Lt Kenworthy  5 Jul 1945 Appointed Wing Release Officer
Capt J Wick  8 Jul 1945 Attached from HQ, 21 Army Group fore ALO duties
Flt Lt Wardzinski  1 Aug 1945 Returned to No 131 Wing on release as a POW
Wg Cdr Krol  2 Aug 1945 Posted in for duty as Wg Cdr - Operations
Fg Off Grochowski 13 Aug 1945 Posted in to command No 6302 Servicing Echelon
Wg Cdr T Sawicz 28 Aug 1945 Posted to No 133 Wing for duty as Wg Cdr - Operations
Wg Cdr Krol 28 Aug 1945 Assumed duties of Wg Cdr - Operations
Flt Lt Harvey  4 Sep 1945 Posted in for duty as Dental Officer
Flt Lt Pinder  4 Sep 1945 Posted out for duty as Dental Officer
LAC Gut  5 Sep 1945 Killed by an enemy mine at B.111 Ahlhorn
Fg Off Wieladeck 20 Sep 1945 Posted in for duty as DAPM
Flt Lt Pucia 21 Sep 1945 Catering Officer, attached to RAF Cammeringham for course of instruction
Fg Off Woloszanowski 21 Sep 1945 Attached from No 72 MTLRU for Catering duties
Flt Lt Storton 26 Oct 1945 Attached for Dental Officer duties
Flt Lt Gluski 22 Nov 1945 Attached to HQ No 84 Group
Flt Lt Maciukiewicz 25 Nov 1945 Equipment Officer, detached for duty with No 72 MTLRU
Plt Off Nowacki 29 Nov 1945 Posted in for duty as EVT Instructor
Flt Lt Borcherds 29 Nov 1945 Posted in
Fg Off Crosland  3 Dec 1945 Flying Control Officer, posted to No 84 GDC
Flt Lt Brodie 13 Dec 1945 Posted in for Accounts duties
Flt Lt Rzyski 14 Dec 1945 Posted in from No 303 Sqn for Operations duties
Fg Off J N Keyte 17 Dec 1945 Posted to No 5355 Airfield Construction Wing for Accounts duties
Fg Off Pietrass 23 Dec 1945 Posted in for duty as Educational Officer

Source - No 131 Wing ORB

Unit Composition and Movements 1945

Unit Date Notes
'A' Party, No 131 Wing  8 Jan 1945 Proceeded from B.61 Ghent/St Denis Westrem to B.60 Grimbergen
'B' Party, No 131 Wing 14 Jan 1945 Proceeded from B.61 Ghent/St Denis Westrem to B.60 Grimbergen
Recce Party, No 131 Wing  7 Mar 1945 Proceeded from B.60 Grimbergen to B.77 Gilze-Rijen
'A' Party, No 131 Wing  8 Mar 1945 Proceeded from B.60 Grimbergen to B.77 Gilze-Rijen
'B' Party, No 131 Wing 10 Mar 1945 Proceeded from B.60 Grimbergen to B.77 Gilze-Rijen
Recce Party, No 131 Wing  1 Apr 1945 Proceeded from B.77 Gilze-Rijen to B.82
'A' Party, No 131 Wing  2 Apr 1945 Proceeded from B.77 Gilze-Rijen to B.82
Recce Party, No 131 Wing  5 Apr 1945 Returned to B.77 Gilze-Rijen from B.82
'A' Party, No 131 Wing  5 Apr 1945 Returned to B.77 Gilze-Rijen from B.82
Recce Party, No 131 Wing 10 Apr 1945 Proceeded from B.77 Gilze-Rijen to B.101 Nordhorn
'A' Party, No 131 Wing 11 Apr 1945 Proceeded from B.77 Gilze-Rijen to B.101 Nordhorn
'B' Party, No 131 Wing 13 Apr 1945 Proceeded from B.77 Gilze-Rijen to B.101 Nordhorn
Air Echelon, No 131 Wing 13 Apr 1945 Proceeded from B.77 Gilze-Rijen to B.101 Nordhorn
Rear Party, No 131 Wing 14 Apr 1945 Arrived at B.101 Nordhorn
Recce Party, No 131 Wing 27 Apr 1945 Proceeded from B.101 Nordhorn to B.113 Varrelbusch
No 308 (Polish) Sqn 28 Apr 1945 Proceeded to No 11 Armament Practice Camp at RAF Fairwood Common
'A' Party, No 131 Wing 28 Apr 1945 Proceeded from B.101 Nordhorn to B.113 Varrelbusch
No 322 (Dutch) Sqn 28 Apr 1945 Transferred from No 132 Wing
No 349 (Belgian) Sqn 28 Apr 1945 Transferred from No 132 Wing
No 6322 Servicing Echelon 28 Apr 1945 Transferred from No 132 Wing
No 6349 Servicing Echelon 28 Apr 1945 Transferred from No 132 Wing
No 308 (Polish) Sqn  2 Jun 1945 Returned from No 11 Armament Practice Camp at RAF Fairwood Common
No 322 (Dutch) Sqn  2 Jul 1945 Transferred to No 123 Wing
No 6322 Servicing Echelon  2 Jul 1945 Transferred to No 123 Wing
No 349 (Belgian) Sqn  2 Jul 1945 Ceased to be attached to No 131 Wing
No 6349 Servicing Echelon  2 Jul 1945 Ceased to be attached to No 131 Wing
'A' Party, No 6302 Servicing Echelon 26 Aug 1945 Proceeded to APC Sylt
'B' Party, No 6302 Servicing Echelon 27 Aug 1945 Proceeded to APC Sylt
No 302 Sqn 27 Aug 1945 Proceeded to APC Sylt
Recce Party, No 131 Wing 27 Aug 1945 Proceeded from B.113 Varrelbusch to B.111 Ahlhorn
'A' Shift, Refuelling & Rearming Party 12 Sep 1945 Proceeded to B.77 for an exercise
No 308 (Polish) Sqn 13 Sep 1945 Proceeded to B.77 for an exercise
No 317 (Polish) Sqn 13 Sep 1945 Proceeded to B.77 for an exercise
'B' Shift, Refuelling & Rearming Party 13 Sep 1945 Proceeded to B.77 for an exercise
'A' Party, No 131 Wing 13 Sep 1945 Proceeded from B.113 Varrelbusch to B.111 Ahlhorn
'B' Party, No 131 Wing 14 Sep 1945 Proceeded from B.113 Varrelbusch to B.111 Ahlhorn
No 302 Sqn 14 Sep 1945 Proceeded from APC Sylt to B.111 Ahlhorn
No 6302 Servicing Echelon 14 Sep 1945 Proceeded from APC Sylt to B.111 Ahlhorn
No 308 (Polish) Sqn 17 Sep 1945 Proceeded from B.77 to B.111 Ahlhorn
No 317 (Polish) Sqn 17 Sep 1945 Proceeded from B.77 to B.111 Ahlhorn
'B' Shift, Refuelling & Rearming Party 17 Sep 1945 Proceeded from B.77 to B.111 Ahlhorn
Main Party, No 131 Wing 15 Oct 1946 Moved from Ahlhorn to Hethel
Rear Party, No 131 Wing 28 Nov 1946 Arrived at Hethel

Source - No 131 Wing ORB

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