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No 135 Airfield/Wing Personnel, units and locations


It was formed at Hornchurch as No 135 Airfield on 15 November 1943 in No 20 Wing, comprising Nos 66, 129 and 350 Squadrons.  When No 23 Wing was formed on 1 March 1944, No 135 Airfield was transferred to its control, but on 15 April the Wing was disbanded and No 135 Airfield was transferred to No 18 (Polish) Wing.  On 12 May 1944, it was redesignated No 135 Wing and moved to the Continent on 23 August 1944 to begin a nomadic existence through France, Belgium, Holland and finally into Germany, where it became part of BAFO and disbanded after arriving at Gutersloh on 1 December 1947. 

Personnel Movements 1943

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Wg Cdr A S Linney 15 Nov 1943 Assumed command of No 135 Airfield
Wg Cdr W V Crawford-Crompton 15 Nov 1943 Posted in from RAF Hornchurch for duty as Wg Cdr - Flying
Fg Off E C Lacey  5 Dec 1943 Posted in from RAF Gatwick for Catering duties
Flt Lt L Mallows  5 Dec 1943 Catering Officer, posted to HQ No 38 Group
Plt Off D Butler 10 Dec 1943 Posted in from RAF Southend for MT duties
Plt Off G A Grassby 10 Dec 1943 Posted to RAF Southend for MT duties
Fg Off M K Cassells 11 Dec 1943 Posted in from No 130 Airfield for Intelligence duties
Flt Lt S F Raymond 11 Dec 1943 Intelligence Officer, posted to HQ No 13 Group
Wg Cdr W V Crawford-Crompton 13 Dec 1943 Relinquished the appointment of Wg Cdr - Flying
Wg Cdr P J Simpson 13 Dec 1943 Assumed the duties of Wg Cdr - Flying
Fg Off R C Pickup 16 Dec 1943 Posted to the Air Ministry Unit pending posting overseas
Flt Lt T J Molony 17 Dec 1943 Posted on from No 85 Sqn for duty as Adjutant
Flt Lt A C Castle 17 Dec 1943 Adjutant, posted as supernumerary to SHQ, RAF Hornchurch
Fg Off W D F Fursey 21 Dec 1943 Posted in from RAF Hornchurch for Flying Control duties
Fg Off R E Browne 21 Dec 1943 Posted in from RAF Hornchurch for Flying Control duties
Fg Off N B Hull 21 Dec 1943 Posted to RAF Lympne as supernumerary for Flying Control duties
Fg Off R E Rutherford 22 Dec 1943 Posted in from No 122 Airfield for Equipment duties

Source - No 135 Wing ORB

Unit Composition and Movements 1943

Unit Date Notes
No 66 Sqn 15 Nov 1943 Taken over on formation
No 129 Sqn 15 Nov 1943 Taken over on formation
No 222 Sqn 15 Nov 1943 Taken over on formation
No 66 Sqn 16 Nov 1943 Detached to RAF Southend for Armament Practice Camp (10 days)
No 222 Sqn 20 Dec 1943 Detached to RAF Southend for Armament Practice Camp (14 days)
No 222 Sqn 30 Dec 1943 Moved to RAF Woodvale
No 350 Sqn 30 Dec 1943 Moved to join No 135 Airfield from RAF Hawkinge

Source - No 135 Wing ORB

Officers serving with No 135 Airfield - 31 December 1943

Rank Name Notes
Wg Cdr A S Linney Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr R R Merrtens Squadron Leader Admin
Flt Lt T J Molony Adjutant
Sqn Ldr A G Stanley Chief Technical Officer
Flt Lt A G Hudd Technical Officer
Flt Lt W C Taylor Technical Officer
Plt Off J F Smith Technical Officer
Fg Off R H Mann Technical Adjutant
Sqn Ldr E W Fairley Senior Medical Officer
Flt Lt M K Cassells Senior Intelligence Officer
Fg Off S P Lucas Intelligence Officer
Plt Off G C King Intelligence Officer
Fg Off R E Rutherford Equipment Officer
Plt Off J D Blyth Equipment Officer
Fg Off L Elledge Fire and Gas Officer
Flt Lt E J H Gunn Senior Flying Control Officer
Fg Off W F D Fursey Flying Control Officer
Fg Off P N Atkinson Flying Control Officer
Flt Lt A Singer Signals Officer
Plt Off D Butler MT Officer
Flt Lt D P Kelly Armament Officer
Plt Off R Leese Electrical Engineering Officer
Fg Off R F Stroud Accounting Officer
Flt Lt E C Lacey Catering Officer
Wg Cdr P J Simpson Wing Commander - Flying (officially on strength of RAF Hornchurch)

Source - No 135 Wing ORB

Personnel Movements 1944

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Sqn Ldr R R Merrtens  2 Jan 1944 Sqn Ldr - Admin, attached to Rear HQ No 84 Group, pending posting
Sqn Ldr I W Parnell 17 Jan 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Sqn Ldr - Admin
Sqn Ldr Butler 22 Jan 1944 Arrived on posted for duty as Padre
Wg Cdr Hobbs  7 Feb 1944 Arrived on attachment from RAF North Weald as Local Defence Adviser
Wg Cdr P J Simpson 22 Feb 1944 Proceeded to RAF Milfield for course of instruction
Sqn Ldr K T Lofts 22 Feb 1944 Assumed temporarily the duties of Wg Cdr - Flying
Wg Cdr A S Linney  6 Mar 1944 Proceeded to CTC, Largs to attend Combined Operations course
Wg Cdr A S Linney 13 Mar 1944 Returned from CTC, Largs on completion of Combined Operations course
Wg Cdr P J Simpson xx Mar 1944 Returned from RAF Milfield on completion of course of instruction
Sqn Ldr R Macpherson  7 Apr 1944 Posted in from RAF Killadeas for duty as Senior Medical Officer
Sqn Ldr E W Fairley  9 Apr 1944 Posted to HQ No 93 Group
Sqn Ldr I W Parnell 16 Apr 1944 Detached to No 145 Airfield for 7 days
Flt Lt T J Molony 28 Apr 1944 Posted to HQ Allied Expeditionary Air Force
Sqn Ldr I W Parnell 25 May 1944 Posted to No 84 GSU
Sqn Ldr G P Owen 26 May 1944 Posted in from No 146 Wing for duty as Sqn Ldr - Admin
Wg Cdr R H Harries 16 Jul 1944 Posted in from No 134 Wing and assumed duties of Wg Cdr - Flying
Wg Cdr P J Simpson xx Jul 1944 Posted out
Wg Cdr A S Linney 26 Jul 1944 Posted out pending posting to the Middle East
Gp Capt P R Walker 27 Jul 1944 Posted in from RAF Tangmere and assumed command of No 135 Wing
Sqn Ldr G V Lewis 13 Nov 1944 RAF Regiment, appointed Wing Security Officer
Flt Lt M K Cassells 13 Nov 1944 Relinquished duties of Wing Security Officer

Source - No 135 Wing ORB

Unit Composition and Movements 1944

Unit Date Notes
Advance Party, No 135 Airfield 19 Jan 1944 Departed RAF Hornchurch for Matching ALG
No 129 Sqn 17 Jan 1944 Departed RAF Hornchurch for RAF Peterhead
No 504 Sqn 19 Jan 1944 Arrived at RAF Hornchurch from RAF Peterhead
No 504 Sqn 29 Jan 1944 Proceeded to RAF Llanbedr for Armament Practice Camp
No 504 Sqn  4 Feb 1944 Returned from RAF Llanbedr on completion of Armament Practice Camp
No 350 Sqn  8 Feb 1944 Proceeded to RAF Llanbedr for Armament Practice Camp
No 350 Sqn 21 Feb 1944 Returned from RAF Llanbedr on completion of Armament Practice Camp
No 66 Sqn 22 Feb 1944 Proceeded to RAF Llanbedr for Armament Practice Camp
No 485 Sqn 29 Feb 1944 Arrived from RAF Drem to join No 135 Airfield
No 66 Sqn  2 Mar 1944 Returned from RAF Llanbedr and proceeded to RAF North Weald on leaving No 135 Airfield
No 6081 Light Warning Set  1 Mar 1944 Moved to No 484 GCC
No 135 Airfield 15 Apr 1944 Transferred from No 20 Wing to No 23 Wing
No 504 Sqn (Aircraft)  8 Mar 1944 Flown to RAF Detling
No 504 Sqn (Personnel)  9 Mar 1944 Departed to RAF Castletown by rail
No 350 Sqn 10 Mar 1944 Departed to RAF Hawkinge by rail on leaving No 135 Airfield
No 222 Sqn 10 Mar 1944 Arrived from RAF Acklington by rail on joining No 135 Airfield, taking over No 350 Sqn's aircraft
No 349 Sqn 11 Mar 1944 Arrived from RAF Friston on joining No 135 Airfield,
No 485 Sqn 20 Mar 1944 Proceeded to RAF Llanbedr for Armament Practice Camp
No 135 Airfield 31 Mar 1944 Proceeded to Great Sampford to participate in an Exercise Lambourne
Main Shift, No 135 Airfield  2 Apr 1944 Returned to RAF Hornchurch on completion of Exercise Lambourne
Rear Shift, No 135 Airfield  3 Apr 1944 Returned to RAF Hornchurch on completion of Exercise Lambourne
Recce Shift, No 135 Airfield  3 Apr 1944 Proceeded to Selsey ALG
No 2 Daily Servicing Section  3 Apr 1944 Proceeded from RAF Hornchurch to Wellington (overnight stop)
No 2 Daily Servicing Section  3 Apr 1944 Proceeded from Wellington to No 13 APC, RAF Llanbedr
No 349 Sqn  4 Apr 1944 Proceeded from RAF Hornchurch to No 13 APC, RAF Llanbedr
No 1 Daily Servicing Section  4 Apr 1944 Proceeded from RAF Hornchurch to No 17 APC, RAF Southend
No 222 Sqn  4 Apr 1944 Proceeded from RAF Hornchurch to No 17 APC, RAF Southend
'A' Shift, No 135 Airfield  6 Apr 1944 Proceeded from RAF Hornchurch to Selsey ALG
'B' Shift, No 135 Airfield  7 Apr 1944 Proceeded from RAF Hornchurch to Selsey ALG
No 222 Sqn 10 Apr 1944 Returned from No 17 APC, RAF Southend
No 349 Sqn 11 Apr 1944 Returned from No 13 APC, RAF Llanbedr
No 135 Airfield 15 Apr 1944 Transferred from No 23 Wing to No 18 (Polish) Wing
Recce Shift, No 135 Airfield 26 Apr 1944 Proceeded to RAF Predannack
'A' Shift, No 135 Airfield 26 Apr 1944 Proceeded to RAF Predannack
No 135 Airfield 12 May 1944 Redesignated No 135 Wing
'A' Shift, No 135 Airfield 13 May 1944 Returned to Selsey ALG after move to Predannack cancelled
Recce Shift, No 135 Airfield 28 Jun 1944 Proceeded to Coolham ALG
'A' Shift, No 135 Airfield 29 Jun 1944 Proceeded to Coolham ALG
'B' Shift, No 135 Airfield 30 Jun 1944 Proceeded to Coolham ALG
Recce Shift, No 135 Airfield  2 Jul 1944 Proceeded to Funtington ALG
'A' Shift, No 135 Airfield  3 Jul 1944 Proceeded to Funtington ALG
'B' Shift, No 135 Airfield  4 Jul 1944 Proceeded to Funtington ALG
No 33 Sqn 17 Jul 1944 Transferred from No 134 Wing to No 135 Wing
No 6033 Servicing Echelon 17 Jul 1944 Transferred from No 134 Wing to No 135 Wing
No 33 Sqn 10 Aug 1944 Proceeded to APC, RAF Fairwood Common
No 135 Wing  6 Aug 1944 Moved to Selsey ALG
Advance Air Party, No 135 Wing 10 Aug 1944 Departed from Selsey for Tangmere to await Dakotas
Spit Party, No 135 Wing 10 Aug 1944 Departed from Selsey for Tangmere to await Dakotas
No 33 Sqn 17 Aug 1944 Returned from APC, RAF Fairwood Common
'A' Shift, No 135 Airfield 19 Aug 1944 Moved to the Concentration Area (Old Sarum)
'B' Shift, No 135 Airfield 20 Aug 1944 Moved to the Concentration Area (Old Sarum)
'A' Shift, No 135 Airfield 20 Aug 1944 Moved to the Marshalling Area (Fareham)
'A' Shift, No 135 Airfield 21 Aug 1944 Embarked
'B' Shift, No 135 Airfield 21 Aug 1944 Embarked
Advance Air Party, No 135 Wing 22 Aug 1944 Arrived at B.17 Caen/Carpiquet
Recce Party, No 135 Wing 22 Aug 1944 Arrived at B.17 Caen/Carpiquet
'A' Shift, No 135 Airfield 23 Aug 1944 Arrived at B.17 Caen/Carpiquet
'B' Shift, No 135 Airfield 23 Aug 1944 Arrived at B.17 Caen/Carpiquet
'A' Shift, No 135 Wing  5 Sep 1944 Moved from B.17 Caen/Carpiquet to B.35 Baromesnil
'B' Shift, No 135 Wing  7 Sep 1944 Moved from B.17 Caen/Carpiquet to B.35 Baromesnil
Flying Sqns, No 135 Wing 10 Sep 1944 Arrived at B.35 Baromesnil from the UK
'A' Shift, No 135 Wing 11 Sep 1944 Moved from B.35 Baromesnil to B.53 Merville
Spit Party, No 135 Wing 12 Sep 1944 Arrived at B.53 Merville
'B' Shift (Part), No 135 Wing 13 Sep 1944 Arrived at B.53 Merville
'B' Shift, No 135 Wing 13 Nov 1944 Arrived at B.53 Merville
'A' Shift, No 135 Wing  1 Nov 1944 Moved from B.53 Merville to B.65 Maldeghem
Flying Sqns, No 135 Wing  2 Nov 1944 Moved from B.53 Merville to B.65 Maldeghem
'B' Shift, No 135 Wing  3 Nov 1944 Moved from B.53 Merville to B.65 Maldeghem
No 485 Sqn  6 Nov 1944 Detached to RAF Fairwood Common for Gunnery training (3 weeks)
No 33 Sqn 15 Dec 1944 Departed to the UK to re-equip with Tempest Vs
No 222 Sqn 15 Dec 1944 Departed to the UK to re-equip with Tempest Vs
Advance Working Party, No 135 Wing 18 Dec 1944 Proceeded to B.77 Gilze-Rijen to prepare the airfield

Source - No 135 Wing ORB

Personnel Movements 1945

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Wg Cdr R H Harries 22 Jan 1945 Returned from RAF Predannack on completion of Tempest Conversion course
Gp Capt P R Walker 27 Jan 1945 Proceeded to RAF Predannack for Tempest Conversion course
Wg Cdr R H Harries 27 Jan 1945 Assumed temporary command of No 135 Wing
Wg Cdr R H Harries 15 Feb 1945 Posted to HQ No 84 Group for duty as Wg Cdr - Training
Wg Cdr H M Mason 15 Feb 1945 Posted in from No 123 Wing for duty as Wg Cdr - Operations
Cpl A E Shalless 22 Mar 1945 Killed in an accident
Wg Cdr A O Mase 16 Jun 1945 Wing Defence Officer, proceeded to the UK pending release
Sqn Ldr C V Lewin 16 Jun 1945 Appointed Wing Defence Officer
Flt Lt C R Meadows 16 Jun 1945 Appointed Release Scheme Advisory Officer (Secondary duty)
Cpl J T Fincham 22 Jul 1945 Killed in an accident
Fg Off L Elledge  7 Sep 1945 Posted out pending demobilisation
Flt Lt E L Hartly  9 Sep 1945 Wing Armament Officer, posted to No 83 GSU
Fg Off G C Wilby  8 Nov 1945 Died on active service
Fg Off Stephen 11 Nov 1945 Posted in from No 123 Wing
Fg Off Millett 11 Nov 1945 Posted in from the UK as Link Trainer Officer
Gp Capt H L Maxwell 12 Nov 1945 Arrived to assume command of No 135 Wing
Gp Capt P R Walker 14 Nov 1945 Posted to HQ BAFO as Gp Capt - Training
Gp Capt H L Maxwell 14 Nov 1945 Assumed command of No 135 Wing
Flt Lt D Butler 24 Nov 1945 MT Officer, posted to the UK pending release
Fg Off Davies 24 Nov 1945 Posted in for duty as MT Officer

Source - No 135 Wing ORB

Unit Composition and Movements 1945

Unit Date Notes
'A' Shift, No 135 Wing  8 Jan 1945 Moved from B.65 Maldeghem to B.77 Gilze-Rijen
Flying Sqns, No 135 Wing 11 Jan 1945 Moved from B.65 Maldeghem to B.77 Gilze-Rijen
'B' Shift, No 135 Wing 12 Jan 1945 Moved from B.65 Maldeghem to B.77 Gilze-Rijen
No 222 Sqn 21 Feb 1945 Arrived from RAF Predannack, re-equipped with Tempest Vs
No 33 Sqn 21 Feb 1945 Arrived from RAF Predannack, re-equipped with Tempest Vs
No 6033 Servicing Echelon 22 Feb 1945 Arrived from RAF Predannack
No 485 Sqn 22 Feb 1945 Departed to the UK to re-equip with Tempest Vs
No 6222 Servicing Echelon 25 Feb 1945 Arrived from RAF Predannack
No 274 Sqn 16 Mar 1945 Transferred from No 122 Wing
No 6602 Servicing Echelon 16 Mar 1945 Transferred from No 122 Wing
Air Party, No 274 Sqn 17 Mar 1945 Transferred from No 122 Wing
No 616 Sqn 31 Mar 1945 Arrived from RAF Andrews Field
Recce Shift, No 135 Wing  5 Apr 1945 Moved from B.77 Gilze-Rijen to B.91 Kluis
'A' Shift, No 135 Wing  6 Apr 1945 Moved from B.77 Gilze-Rijen to B.91 Kluis
Flying Sqn, No 135 Wing  7 Apr 1945 Took off for operations from B.77 Gilze-Rijen and landed at B.91 Kluis
'B' Shift, No 135 Wing  8 Apr 1945 Moved from B.77 Gilze-Rijen to B.91 Kluis
'A' Shift, No 135 Wing 17 Apr 1945 Departed B.91 Kluis for overnight stop at Twente
'A' Shift, No 135 Wing 18 Apr 1945 Departed Twente and arrived at B.109 Quackenbruck
'B' Shift, No 135 Wing 20 Apr 1945 Departed B.91 Kluis for overnight stop at Twente
Flying Sqns, No 135 Wing 20 Apr 1945 Took off for operations from B.91 Kluis and landed at B.109 Quackenbruck
'B' Shift, No 135 Wing 21 Apr 1945 Departed Twente and arrived at B.109 Quackenbruck
'A' Shift, No 616 Sqn 25 Apr 1945 Departed B.109 Quackenbruck for B.152 Fassberg on leaving No 135 Wing
'B' Shift, No 616 Sqn 30 Apr 1945 Departed B.109 Quackenbruck for B.152 Fassberg on leaving No 135 Wing
No 222 Sqn  3 Jun 1945 Proceeded to RAF Fairwood Common for APC
No 6222 Servicing Echelon  3 Jun 1945 Proceeded to RAF Fairwood Common for APC
Recce Shift, No 135 Wing 10 Jun 1945 Departed B.109 Quackenbruck for B.155 Dedelstorf
Advance 'A' Shift, No 135 Wing 17 Jun 1945 Departed B.109 Quackenbruck for B.155 Dedelstorf
'A' Shift, No 135 Wing 18 Jun 1945 Departed B.109 Quackenbruck for B.155 Dedelstorf
Flying Sqns (part), No 135 Wing 19 Jun 1945 Departed B.109 Quackenbruck for B.155 Dedelstorf
Flying Sqns (remainder), No 135 Wing 20 Jun 1945 Departed B.109 Quackenbruck for B.155 Dedelstorf
'B' Shift, No 135 Wing 21 Jun 1945 Departed B.109 Quackenbruck for B.155 Dedelstorf
No 6222 Servicing Echelon 24 Jun 1945 Return from RAF Fairwood Common by air on completion of APC
No 222 Sqn 25 Jun 1945 Return from RAF Fairwood Common on completion of APC
Ground Party, No 222 Sqn  1 Sep 1945 Departed for the UK on moving to join Fighter Command at Weston Zoyland
No 6222 Servicing Echelon  1 Sep 1945 Departed for the UK on moving to join Fighter Command at Weston Zoyland
Air Part, No 222 Sqn  3 Sep 1945 Departed for the UK on moving to join Fighter Command at Weston Zoyland
No 274 Sqn  3 Sep 1945 Proceeded to RAF Warmwell for APC (3 weeks)
No 3 Sqn  4 Sep 1945 Transferred from No 122 Wing
No 6003 Servicing Echelon  4 Sep 1945 Transferred from No 122 Wing
No 56 Sqn  4 Sep 1945 Arrived on attachment from No 122 Wing
No 6056 Servicing Echelon  4 Sep 1945 Arrived on attachment from No 122 Wing
Road Party, No 33 Sqn 16 Sep 1945 Proceeded to RAF Sylt for APC
No 6033 Servicing Echelon 16 Sep 1945 Proceeded to RAF Sylt for APC
No 274 Sqn 17 Sep 1945 Returned from RAF Warmwell on completion of APC
No 6274 Servicing Echelon 23 Sep 1945 Returned from RAF Warmwell on completion of APC
No 33 Sqn  4 Oct 1945 Proceeded to RAF Sylt for APC
Recce Party, No 135 Wing 12 Oct 1945 Departed B.155 Dedelstorf for B.152 Fassberg
'A' Shift, No 135 Wing 20 Oct 1945 Departed B.155 Dedelstorf for B.152 Fassberg
'B' Shift, No 135 Wing 23 Oct 1945 Departed B.155 Dedelstorf for B.152 Fassberg
'Flying Sqns, No 135 Wing 23 Oct 1945 Departed B.155 Dedelstorf for B.152 Fassberg
No 349 Sqn 15 Nov 1945 Arrived on transfer from No 123 Wing
No 350 Sqn 15 Nov 1945 Arrived on transfer from No 123 Wing

Source - No 135 Wing ORB

Personnel Movements 1946-1947

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Wg Cdr R Deacon-Elliott 15 Feb 1946 Posted in for duty as Wg Cdr - Operations
Wg Cdr H M Mason xx Mar 1946 Posted out pending repatriation to New Zealand
Gp Capt H L Maxwell 11 Mar 1946 Relinquished command of No 135 Wing
Gp Capt J E Johnson 11 Mar 1946 Assumed command of No 135 Wing
Wg Cdr R Deacon-Elliott  8 Apr 1946 Proceeded to the UK for convalescence
Sqn Ldr A W Bowers  8 Apr 1946 Temporarily assumed duties of Wg Cdr - Operations
Wg Cdr M R Ingle-Finch  1 May 1946 Arrived and assumed duties of Wg Cdr - Operations
Sqn Ldr Bower  1 May 1945 Relinquished duties of Wg Cdr - Operations
Gp Capt H P Broad 21 May 1946 Posted in as supernumerary, pending assuming command
Gp Capt J E Johnson 25 May 1946 Relinquished command of No 135 Wing on posting to the UK
Gp Capt H P Broad 25 May 1946 Assumed command of No 135 Wing
Gp Capt H P Broad 28 May 1946 Appointed to command of RAF Fassberg (as well as No 135 Wing)
Wg Cdr M R Ingle-Finch 20 Jun 1946 Proceeded to the UK by air on posting
Flt Lt E Claxton 21 Jun 1946 Posted out pending demobilisation
Wg Cdr R Deacon-Elliott 24 Jun 1946 Reposted in for duty as Wg Cdr - Operations
Gp Capt M F D Williams 11 Aug 1946 Posted in as supernumerary, pending assuming command
Wg Cdr J W E Holmes 12 Aug 1946 Posted in from HQ No 84 Group for duty as Wg Cdr - Operations
Wg Cdr R Deacon-Elliott 13 Aug 1946 Proceeded to the UK by air on posting to the Air Ministry
Wg Cdr J W E Holmes 13 Aug 1946 Assumed duties of Wg Cdr - Operations
Gp Capt H P Broad 18 Aug 1946 Posted to HQ No 84 Group for duty as SASO
Gp Capt M F D Williams 19 Aug 1946 Assumed command of No 135 Wing and RAF Fassberg
Capt Roberts 24 Apr 1947 Arrived to assume the duties of ALO
Capt D J Parker xx Apt 1947 Ceased to be attached for duty as ALO pending release
AC2 J Armstrong 25 Sep 1947 Died from injuries

Source - No 135 Wing ORB

Unit Composition and Movements 1946-1947

Unit Date Notes
No 3 Sqn 24 Jan 1946 Transferred to No 123 Wing
No 33 Sqn  2 Jan 1946 Detached to RAF Gatow
No 33 Sqn 17 Feb 1946 Returned from the detachment to RAF Gatow
No 56 Sqn 22 Feb 1946 Detached to RAF Gatow (1 Month)
No 174 Sqn 20 Mar 1946 Stood down pending disbandment
No 412 RSU 21 Mar 1946 Arrived from Dedelsdorf
No 56 Sqn  1 Apr 1946 Redesignated No 16 Sqn
No 174 Sqn  1 Apr 1946 Disbanded
No 26 Sqn 13 Apr 1946 Transferred from No 123 Wing
No 26 Sqn  7 May 1946 Detached to RAF Gatow (1 Month)
No 33 Sqn 18 Jun 1946 Detached to RAF Gatow (1 Month)
No 33 Sqn 27 Aug 1946 Detached to RAF Gatow (returned by 2 Sep 1946)
No 349 Sqn 24 Oct 1946 returned to Belgium
No 350 Sqn 24 Oct 1946 returned to Belgium
Advance Party, No 135 Wing  4 May 1947 Departed RAF Fassberg for RAF Ahlhorn for Exercise 'Bigtop'
Flying Sqns, No 135 Wing  8 May 1947 Departed RAF Fassberg for RAF Ahlhorn for Exercise 'Bigtop'
No 1 Train, No 135 Wing  9 May 1947 Departed RAF Fassberg for RAF Ahlhorn for Exercise 'Bigtop'
No 2 Train, No 135 Wing 10 May 1947 Departed RAF Fassberg for RAF Ahlhorn for Exercise 'Bigtop'
No 3 Train, No 135 Wing 11 May 1947 Departed RAF Fassberg for RAF Ahlhorn for Exercise 'Bigtop'
Advance Party, No 135 Wing 18 May 1947 Departed RAF Ahlhorn for RAF Fassberg  on completion of Exercise 'Bigtop'
Flying Sqns, No 135 Wing 20 May 1947 Departed RAF Ahlhorn for RAF Fassberg  on completion of Exercise 'Bigtop'
Main Party (Road), No 135 Wing 21 May 1947 Departed RAF Ahlhorn for RAF Fassberg  on completion of Exercise 'Bigtop'
1st Airlift, No 135 Wing 10 Jul 1947 Departed RAF Fassberg for RAF Zeltweg for 'Operation Diagram' (5 Dakotas)
1st Air Party, No 135 Wing 10 Jul 1947 Departed RAF Fassberg for RAF Schwechat for 'Operation Diagram' (33 & 26 Sqns)
No 1 Train, No 135 Wing 11 Jul 1947 Departed RAF Fassberg for RAF Zeltweg for 'Operation Diagram'
2nd Airlift, No 135 Wing 12 Jul 1947 Departed RAF Fassberg for RAF Schwechat for 'Operation Diagram' (5 Dakotas)
1st Air Party, No 135 Wing 13 Jul 1947 Departed RAF Schwechat for RAF Zelweg for 'Operation Diagram' (33 & 26 Sqns)
2nd Airlift, No 135 Wing 13 Jul 1947 Departed RAF Schwechat for RAF Zelweg for 'Operation Diagram' (5 Dakotas)
2nd Air Party, No 135 Wing 13 Jul 1947 Departed RAF Fassberg for RAF Zelweg for 'Operation Diagram' (33 & 26 Sqns)
No 1 Train, No 135 Wing 13 Jul 1947 Arrived at RAF Zeltweg for 'Operation Diagram'
No 2 Train, No 135 Wing 14 Jul 1947 Arrived at RAF Zeltweg for 'Operation Diagram'
3rd Airlift, No 135 Wing 14 Jul 1947 Arrived at RAF Zeltweg for 'Operation Diagram'
3rd Air Party, No 135 Wing 14 Jul 1947 Arrived at RAF Zeltweg for 'Operation Diagram'
No 33 Sqn 11 Aug 1947 Returned to RAF Fassberg on completion of 'Operation Diagram'
No 16 Sqn 11 Aug 1947 Returned to RAF Fassberg via Schwechat on completion of 'Operation Diagram'
No 26 Sqn 11 Aug 1947 Returned to RAF Fassberg via Schwechat on completion of 'Operation Diagram'
No 1 Train, No 135 Wing 11 Aug 1947 Returned to RAF Fassberg on completion of 'Operation Diagram'
No 1 Train, No 135 Wing 12 Aug 1947 Returned to RAF Fassberg on completion of 'Operation Diagram'
No 1 Train, No 135 Wing 13 Aug 1947 Returned to RAF Fassberg on completion of 'Operation Diagram'
No 1 Train, No 135 Wing 14 Aug 1947 Returned to RAF Fassberg on completion of 'Operation Diagram'
No 16 Sqn  6 Oct 1947 Flew to RAF Middle Wallop
Ground personnel, No 16 Sqn  7 Oct 1947 Flew to RAF Middle Wallop
No 16 Sqn 17 Oct 1947 Returned to RAF Fassberg from RAF Middle Wallop
Ground personnel, No 16 Sqn 17 Oct 1947 Returned to RAF Fassberg from RAF Middle Wallop
No 16 Sqn  3 Nov 1947 Moved to RAF Lubeck
No 26 Sqn 19 Nov 1947 Moved to RAF Gutersloh
No 26 Sqn Train 21 Nov 1947 Arrived at RAF Gutersloh
No 33 Sqn 28 Nov 1947 Moved to RAF Gutersloh
No 135 Wing 1 Dec 1947 Moved to RAF Gutersloh and disbanded into SHQ RAF Gutersloh

Source - No 135 Wing ORB

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