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No 137 Airfield/Wing Personnel, units and locations


No 137 Wing had its roots in the No 2 Group Detachment formed at RAF Hartford Bridge, so movements of this and subsequent incarnations have been included here to maintain continuity.

Personnel Movements 1943

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Gp Capt

W L M Macdonald

19 Aug 1943 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 2 Group Detachment
Gp Capt

W L M Macdonald

28 Aug 1943 Assumed command of RAF Hartford Bridge on formation
Plt Off E B West  1 Sep 1943 Attached from RAF Odiham for Equipment duties, wef  27 Aug 1943
Act Flt Lt A L Cowdry 16 Sep 1943 Arrived on posting from RAF Gatwick for Accountant duties
Fg Off D J Chapman 16 Sep 1943 Arrived on posting from RAF Odiham as Supernumerary for Accountant duties
Act Flt Lt A L Cowdrey 17 Sep 1943 Accountant Officer, posted to RAF West Raynham
Fg Off D J Chapman 17 Sep 1943 Accountant Officer, posted to RAF West Raynham
Plt Off J D Lilley 17 Sep 1943 Arrived on posting as supernumerary from RAF Odiham for Flying Control duties
Plt Off I M Lucas 17 Sep 1943 Arrived on posting as supernumerary from RAF Odiham for Flying Control duties
Plt Off H R Upton 17 Sep 1943 Arrived on posting as supernumerary from RAF Odiham for Flying Control duties
Flt Lt A W Trotter 17 Sep 1943 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr
Plt Off J Queenborough 20 Sep 1943 Arrived on posting on appointment to a commission for Navigation duties
Fg Off A G Rathbone 24 Sep 1943 Posted to HQ No 11 Group for Meteorological duties
Sqn Ldr E A Buchan  2 Oct 1943 Attached from HQ, No 2 Group for duty as C of E Chaplain
Wg Cdr N H F Unwin 31 Oct 1943 Arrived on posting as supernumerary from RAF West Raynham
Flt Lt C V Constant  1 Nov 1943 Attached to RAF Medmenham for No 1 Short Interpretation Course
Act Flt Lt T C Rawlinson  1 Nov 1943 Attached to RAF Medmenham for No 1 Short Interpretation Course
Fg Off E Kenworthy  1 Nov 1943 Posted from No 409 RSU for Engineer duties (arrived 4 Oct 1943)
Fg Off F G Sivyer  2 Nov 1943 Attached to Base Accounts, RAF Chessington for temporary duty
Plt Off H R Upton  3 Nov 1943 Posted to RAF Sculthorpe for Flying Control duties (Fg Off post)
Fg Off F G Sivyer  4 Nov 1943 Ceased to be attached to Base Accounts, RAF Chessington for temporary duty
Act Sqn Ldr G W Cannon  5 Nov 1943 Ceased to be attached to RAF West Drayton for course
Lt E Nantoux FFAF  5 Nov 1943 Arrived on posting as supernumerary from RAF Kenley for Flying Control duties
Fg Off K B Crocker  6 Nov 1943 Attached to RAF Swanton Morley on temporary duty
Fg Off M D Logan  7 Nov 1943 Attached from RAF Lasham for Special Signals duties
Fg Off W Anderton 10 Nov 1943 Attached to No 12 SoTT for No 23 Electrical Engineer Officers' Short Instrument Maintenance Course
Fg Off L N J Williams 11 Nov 1943 Posted from No 342 Sqn for Engineer duties
Gp Capt

W L M Macdonald

14 Nov 1943 Assumed command of No 137 Airfield, RAF Hartford Bridge on formation
Gp Capt

W L M Macdonald

14 Nov 1943 Attached to Largs for Combined Operations Short Course
Flt Lt C V Constant 14 Nov 1943 Ceased to be attached to RAF Medmenham
Act Flt Lt T C Rawlinson 14 Nov 1943 Ceased to be attached to RAF Medmenham
Fg Off K B Crocker 14 Nov 1943 Ceased to be attached to RAF Swanton Morley on temporary duty
Wg Cdr M E Pollard 15 Nov 1943 Assumed temporary of No 137 Airfield
Act Flt Lt R E Lee 15 Nov 1943 Intelligence Officer, attached from No 139 Airfield
Fg Off K C Hovenden 16 Nov 1943 Attached to RAF Medmenham for Photographic Interpreters' Course
Fg Off W E Spiers 18 Nov 1943 Armament Officer, attached to HQ No 2 Group for temporary duty
Plt Off A G Sheldon 19 Nov 1943 Transferred from GD Branch to the A & SD Branch, RAFVR
Gp Capt

W L M Macdonald

21 Nov 1943 Ceased to be attached to Largs and resumed command of No 137 Airfield
Fg Off W R Hannaford 21 Nov 1943 Armament Officer, ceased to be attached from RAF Odiham
Act Sqn Ldr L B Furber 22 Nov 1943 Medical Officer, attached to Rollestone Camp for Medical Officers' Anti-Gas Course
Fg Off T G Morris 22 Nov 1943 Attached from BSU, Chigwell for temporary Signals duties
Fg Off W C Davis 22 Nov 1943 Attached from BSU, Chigwell for temporary Signals duties
Fg Off T G Morris 23 Nov 1943 Ceased to be attached from BSU, Chigwell for temporary Signals duties
Plt Off D J Hillerby 24 Nov 1943 Promoted to Fg Off (War Substantive), wef 25 May 1943
Plt Off N G Grandy 24 Nov 1943 Promoted to Fg Off (War Substantive), wef 22 Jun 1943
Fg Off W Anderton 25 Nov 1943 Electrical Engineer Officer, posted to No 125 Airfield
Fg Off M D Logan 25 Nov 1943 Attached from RAF Lasham for Special Signals duties
Fg Off R C Moffatt 25 Nov 1943 Attached from RAF Swanton Morley for temporary duty
Fg Off H P Tritton 25 Nov 1943 Arrived on posting from No 125 Airfield for Electrical Engineer duties
Capt C D Field 25 Nov 1943 ALO, posted to the War Office
Flt Lt C V Constant 27 Nov 1943 Intelligence Officer, posted to RAF Swanton Morley
Fg Off I M Lucas 29 Nov 1943 Attached to RAF West Drayton for temporary duty
Act Flt Lt F E R Webb 29 Nov 1943 Posted from No 107 Sqn for duty with Daily Servicing Sqn, wef 15 Oct 1943
Act Flt Lt L J C Ward 29 Nov 1943 Posted from No 88 Sqn for duty with Repair and Inspection Sqn, wef 15 Oct 1943
Act Sqn Ldr J Southall 30 Nov 1943 Retained acting rank on posting to No 137 Airfield for duty as Sqn Ldr Admin, wef 15 Oct 1943
Act Sqn Ldr H F Davis 30 Nov 1943 Retained acting rank on posting to No 137 Airfield for duty as Sqn Ldr Engineering, wef 15 Oct 1943
Act Sqn Ldr B A Walkerdine 30 Nov 1943 Retained acting rank on posting to No 137 Airfield for duty as Sqn Ldr Intelligence, wef 15 Oct 1943
Act Sqn Ldr A W Trotter 30 Nov 1943 Retained acting rank on posting to No 137 Airfield for Signals duties, wef 15 Oct 1943
Act Sqn Ldr L B Furber 30 Nov 1943 Retained acting rank on posting to No 137 Airfield for duty as Medical Officer, wef 14 Nov 1943
Act Sqn Ldr G W Cannon 30 Nov 1943 Retained acting rank on posting to No 137 Airfield for duty with C & M Party, wef 14 Nov 1943
Flt Lt A L Wooldridge 30 Nov 1943 Reposted to RAF Hartford Bridge for Accountant duty with C & M Party, wef 15 Oct 1943
Act Flt Lt D B Wheeler 30 Nov 1943 Retained acting rank on posting to No 137 Airfield for duty as Flt Lt Adjutant, wef 15 Oct 1943
Act Flt Lt A W H Bullen 30 Nov 1943 Retained acting rank on posting to No 137 Airfield for duty as Flt Lt Catering, wef 15 Oct 1943
Act Flt Lt G W Barnes 30 Nov 1943 Retained acting rank on posting to No 137 Airfield for duty as Flt Lt MT, wef 15 Oct 1943
Act Flt Lt F L B Johnson 30 Nov 1943 Retained acting rank on posting to No 137 Airfield for duty as Flt Lt Equipment, wef 15 Oct 1943
Act Flt Lt R B Lawrie 30 Nov 1943 Retained acting rank on posting to No 137 Airfield for duty as Flt Lt Intelligence, wef 15 Oct 1943
Act Flt Lt T C Rawlinson 30 Nov 1943 Retained acting rank on posting to No 137 Airfield for duty as Flt Lt Intelligence, wef 15 Oct 1943
Act Flt Lt W E Spiers 30 Nov 1943 Retained acting rank on posting to No 137 Airfield for duty as Flt Lt Armament, wef 15 Oct 1943
Fg Off K C Hovenden 30 Nov 1943 Posted to No 137 Airfield (A & SD Branch), wef 15 Oct 1943
Fg Off G Beswick 30 Nov 1943 Posted to No 137 Airfield for duty as Technical Adjutant, wef 15 Oct 1943
Fg Off F C S Drake 30 Nov 1943 Posted to No 137 Airfield for Armament duties, wef 15 Oct 1943
Fg Off T S Norton 30 Nov 1943 Posted to No 137 Airfield for duty as Anti-Gas and Fire Officer, wef 15 Oct 1943
Fg Off E Kenworthy 30 Nov 1943 Posted to No 137 Airfield for Engineer duties, wef 11 Nov 1943
Fg Off F G Sivyer 30 Nov 1943 Reposted to RAF Hartford Bridge for Accountant duty with C & M Party, wef 15 Oct 1943
Fg Off M A O'Callaghan 30 Nov 1943 Reposted to RAF Hartford Bridge for Flying Control duty with C & M Party, wef 15 Oct 1943
Fg Off J M Collinge 30 Nov 1943 Reposted to RAF Hartford Bridge for Flying Control duty with C & M Party, wef 15 Oct 1943
Fg Off K C Hovenden 30 Nov 1943 Ceased to be attached to RAF Medmenham for Photographic Interpreters' Course
Plt Off L C Rates 30 Nov 1943 Posted to No 137 Airfield (A & SD Branch), wef 15 Oct 1943
Plt Off J N Willden 30 Nov 1943 Posted from No 2 Group for duty with C & M Party (Admin, Fg Off post), wef 28 Nov 1943
APO A E Galletory 30 Nov 1943 Posted from No 2 Group for duty with C & M Party (Intelligence, Fg Off post), wef 1Nov 1943
APO A E Galletory 30 Nov 1943 Attached to HQ, No 2 Group, wef 1Nov 1943
Act Flt Lt R B Lawrie  1 Dec 1943 Attached to RAF Medmenham for No 3 PI Course
Fg Off W Anderton  1 Dec 1943 Ceased to be attached to No 12 SoTT
Sqn Ldr K F Mackie  2 Dec 1943 Arrived on posting from HQ No 2 Group
Act Flt Lt F L B Johnson  2 Dec 1943 Attached to RAF Turnhouse for temporary duty
Fg Off I M Lucas  2 Dec 1943 Ceased to be attached to RAF West Drayton for temporary duty
Act Flt Lt R E Lee  5 Dec 1943 Intelligence Officer, ceased to be attached from No 139 Airfield
Sqn Ldr K F Mackie  7 Dec 1943 Posted to No 5 PDC pending posting overseas
Fg Off I M Lucas  7 Dec 1943 Promoted to Act Flt Lt and reposted to RAF Hartford Bridge for Flying Control duty with C & M Party
Flt Lt C F Howell  8 Dec 1943 Dental Officer, ceased to be attached from RAF Burn on posting to RAF Lasham
Fg Off J R B Peckover  8 Dec 1943 Posted from No 107 Sqn for Medical duties, wef 14 Nov 1943
Plt Off J W Inglis  8 Dec 1943 Posted from No 5 Radio School for Code and Cypher duties, wef 14 Nov 1943
Fg Off L R Chapple  9 Dec 1943 Arrived on posting from RAF Odiham for Flying Control duties
Act Flt Lt F L B Johnson 11 Dec 1943 Ceased to be attached to RAF Turnhouse for temporary duty
Act Flt Lt J Ingrey 12 Dec 1943 Attached from No 139 Airfield for temporary duty
Gp Capt

W L M Macdonald

13 Dec 1943 Posted to No 137 Airfield for Operations duties, wef 15 Oct 1943
Plt Off J D Lilley 13 Dec 1943 Flying Control Officer, ceased to be attached to RAF Sculthorpe on posting, wef 28 Oct 1943
Fg Off L E R Boxwell 16 Dec 1943 Arrived on posting from No 5004 (B) MSU
Plt Off D R Hill 16 Dec 1943 Attached from Overseas Pool, No 1 Signal Depot for Code ands Cypher duties
Act Flt Lt J Ingrey 21 Dec 1943 Ceased to be attached from No 139 Airfield for temporary duty
Capt J W Casserley 23 Dec 1943 Attached from RAF Bicester for ALO duties
Fg Off J M Collinge 27 Dec 1943 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 15 Oct 1943
Fg Off I M Lucas 27 Dec 1943 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 7 Dec 1943
Fg Off T S Norton 29 Dec 1943 Anti-Gas and Fire Officer, attached to RAF Grantham for No 8 RAF Officers' Combatant Course
Wg Cdr N H F Unwin 30 Dec 1943 Posted to HQ Technical Training Command for disposal

Source - No 137 Wing ORB (AIR 26/198)

Unit Composition and Movements 1943

Date Notes
19 Aug 1943 No 2 Group Detachment formed at RAF Hartford Bridge
19 Aug 1943 No 21 Sqn arrived from RAF Oulton
19 Aug 1943 No 88 Sqn arrived from RAF Swanton Morley
20 Aug 1943 No 107 Sqn arrived from RAF Great Massingham
28 Aug 1943 RAF Hartford Bridge ceased to be a satellite station to RAF Odiham, becoming an RAF station in its own right.
28 Aug 1943 In addition to the No 2 Group units, No 34 Wing (Nos 16 and 140 Sqns), No 11 Group and No 2780 AA Sqn RAF Regiment were based at the Station
 6 Sep 1943 No 342 Sqn arrived from RAF Great Massingham
11 Sep 1943 No 88 Sqn Repair and Inspection Section and No 2 Group Reception Pool arrived from RAF Swanton Morley
14 Sep 1943 No 21 Sqn withdrawn from operations in order to undertake night flying training pending re-equipment with Mosquitos
18 Sep 1943 No 21 Sqn detached to RAF Peterhead to participate in Signals exercises
27 Sep 1943 No 21 Sqn moved to RAF Sculthorpe to re-equip with Mosquitos
 1 Oct 1943 No 2780 AA Sqn RAF Regiment moved to RAF Boscombe Down
 1 Oct 1943 No 2851 AA Sqn RAF Regiment arrived from RAF Tarrant Rushton
14 Nov 1943 No 137 Airfield was formed at RAF Hartford Bridge in No 2 Group
14 Nov 1943 Nos 88, 107 and 342 Sqns taken over on formation
15 Nov 1943 No 2851 AA Sqn RAF Regiment disbanded
15 Nov 1943 No 2773 AA Sqn RAF Regiment arrived from RAF Stapleford Tawney
 8 Dec 1943 Nos 3121, 3122 and 3123 Servicing Echelons formed to service the three Boston units of No 137 Airfield
 8 Dec 1943 No 416 Repair and Salvage Unit formed to undertake aircraft maintenance for Nos 137 and 139 Airfields beyond the scope of the Servicing Echelons

Source - No 137 Wing ORB (AIR 26/198)

Personnel Movements 1944

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Act Sqn Ldr B A Walkerdine  1 Jan 1944 Attached to RAF Medmenham for No 4 Special Photographic Interpreters' Course
Plt Off E B West  1 Jan 1944 Posted from RAF Hartford Bridge for Equipment duties, wef 15 Oct 1943
Fg Off J P Bennett  1 Jan 1944 Arrived on posting from RAF Bishops Court for Medical duties (Flt Lt post)
Plt Off D R Hill  1 Jan 1944 Ceased to be attached from No 1 Signal Depot on posting to RAF White Waltham
Fg Off J R B Peckover  4 Jan 1944 Posted to RAF Bishops Court for Medical duties (Flt Lt post), wef 30 Dec 1943
Plt Off G A McCormack  7 Jan 1944 Arrived on posting from RAF Sculthorpe and attached to No 140 Airfield
Capt P G Louis-Dreyfus  7 Jan 1944 Attached from French Army Liaison HQ for ALO duties
Fg Off F C S Drake 10 Jan 1944 Attached to Rollestone Camp for temporary duty
Fg Off L N J Williams 13 Jan 1944 Engineer Officer, posted to No 416 RSU
Act Sqn Ldr B A Walkerdine 14 Jan 1944 Ceased to be attached to RAF Medmenham for No 4 Special Photographic Interpreters' Course
Act Sqn Ldr G W Cannon 16 Jan 1944 Posted to HQ FWD
Fg Off H P Tritton 16 Jan 1944 Electrical Engineer Officer, promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 25 Nov 1943
Lt Hectoen 13 Jan 1944 Arrived on posting as supernumerary from No 10 Group for pre-course Flying Control training
Act Flt Lt L P Scott 17 Jan 1944 Arrived on posting from RAF Medmenham for Photographic Interpreters' duties
Act Flt Lt L P Scott 17 Jam 1944 Attached to HQ No 2 Group
Fg Off T S Norton 18 Jan 1944 Ceased to be attached to RAF Grantham
Fg Off J P Bennett 20 Jan 1944 Medical Officer, posted non-effective, sick
Sqn Ldr P J Blake 24 Jan 1944 Posted from Hartford Bridge (C & M) for duty as Chaplain
Fg Off E Kenworthy 26 Jan 1944 Engineer Officer, posted to No 3206 Servicing Commando
Fg Off R G R Burr 26 Jan 1944 Arrived on posting from RAF Swanton Morley for duty as Engineer Officer
Plt Off G A McCormack 26 Jan 1944 Attached to No 8 Radio School for 5083 Radar Course
Fg Off J P Bennett 29 Jan 1944 Medical Officer, reposted from non-effective, sick to Flt Lt Medical post
Fg Off E N Bradley 30 Jan 1944 Reposted to C & M Party, Hartford Bridge (Sqn Ldr Flying Control post), attached to Richmond
Fg Off E N Bradley 30 Jan 1944 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr and attached to Richmond for temporary duty
Fg Off K P Dunckley 31 Jan 1944 Arrived on posting from HQ No 12 Base for Flying Control duties
Act Wg Cdr R M North  1 Feb 1944 Posted from No 21 Sqn for Operations duties (Wg Cdr post)
Plt Off L C Rates  1 Feb 1944 Attached to RAF Medmenham for No 5 Special Photographic Interpreters' Course
Plt Off G S Muteau  3 Feb 1944 Attached for temporary Intelligence duties
Fg Off W T H Hilpern  4 Feb 1944 Ceased to attached from RAF Swanton Morley
Fg Off J M Collinge  4 Feb 1944 Ceased to be attached to Richmond on completion of course
Act Sqn Ldr B A Walkerdine  5 Feb 1944 Promoted to Flt Lt (War Substantive), wef 2 Nov 1943
Act Flt Lt W E Spiers  5 Feb 1944 Promoted to Flt Lt (Temporary), wef 1 Jan 1944
Act Flt Lt L P Scott  7 Feb 1944 Ceased to be attached to HQ No 2 Group
Flt Lt K J Huggett 10 Feb 1944 Posted from RAF Hartford Bridge for Meteorological duties, wef 15 Oct 1943
Fg Off J P Bennett 10 Feb 1944 Medical Officer, posted to RAF Bicester
Fg Off D J Hillerby 10 Feb 1944 Posted from RAF Hartford Bridge for Meteorological duties, wef 15 Oct 1943
Fg Off N G Grandy 10 Feb 1944 Posted from RAF Hartford Bridge for Meteorological duties, wef 15 Oct 1943
Fg Off F G Sivyer 10 Feb 1944 Posted from RAF Hartford Bridge (C & M Party) for Accountant duty
Plt Off A G Sheldon 12 Feb 1944 Attached to RAF Swanton Morley for No 2 Group Leadership Course
Flt Lt K J Huggett 14 Feb 1944 Meteorological Officer, posted to HQ No 2 Group
Act Flt Lt L P Scott 14 Feb 1944 Resigned his commission
Fg Off K P Dunckley 14 Feb 1944 Attached to No 50 Group Pool for course at School of Flying Control
Lt Hectoen 14 Feb 1944 Attached to No 50 Group Pool for course at School of Flying Control
Wg Cdr A A B Slight 15 Feb 1944 Engineer Officer, attached from RAAF HQ
Flt Lt W J P Cunningham 16 Feb 1944 Attached from HQ No 2 Group for Armament duties
Plt Off E D Rodgers 16 Feb 1944 Attached from HQ No 2 Group for Armament duties
Plt Off G S Muteau 16 Feb 1944 Ceased to be attached on proceeding to HQ No 2 Group
Flt Lt W F Harper 17 Feb 1944 Medical Officer, arrived on posting from No 140 Sqn
Flt Lt F L Stobbs 17 Feb 1944 Meteorological Officer, arrived on posting from HQ 2nd TAF (Rear)
Plt Off J M McConnell 17 Feb 1944 Attached from No 3 (RCAF) PRC for Flying Control duties
Plt Off C H K Begg 17 Feb 1944 Attached from No 3 (RCAF) PRC for Flying Control duties
Plt Off E A Devillez 17 Feb 1944 Attached from No 3 (RCAF) PRC for Flying Control duties
Wg Cdr A A B Slight 19 Feb 1944 Engineer Officer, ceased to be attached from RAAF HQ on proceeding to RAF Lasham
Plt Off J Queenborough 19 Feb 1944 Attached to RAF Swanton Morley for course
Plt Off A G Sheldon 20 Feb 1944 Ceased to be attached to RAF Swanton Morley for No 2 Group Leadership Course
Flt Lt E S E Clark 21 Feb 1944 Arrived on posting for Flying Control duties and attached to HQ No 2 Group
Flt Lt W J P Cunningham 23 Feb 1944 Ceased to be attached from HQ No 2 Group on proceeding to No 417 RSU
Plt Off E Peel 24 Feb 1944 Attached from No 12 MU for temporary Electrical Engineer duties
Plt Off J Queenborough 26 Feb 1944 Attached to RAF Swanton Morley for course
Fg Off K B Crocker  1 Mar 1944 Reposted to C & M Party, RAF Hartford Bridge for Link Trainer Instructor duties
Fg Off R C Mountford  1 Mar 1944 Posted to C & M Party, RAF Hartford Bridge for Physical Instructor duties
Plt Off E D Rogers  1 Mar 1944 Ceased to be attached from HQ No 2 Group for Armament duties
Sgt F W Simmons  4 Mar 1944 Killed in an accident
LAC L G Brown  4 Mar 1944 Killed in an accident
AC2 A G Ward  4 Mar 1944 Killed in an accident
Act Sqn Ldr E N Bradley  7 Mar 1944 Retained acting rank on posting to No 137 Airfield from RAF Hartford Bridge (C & M)
Plt Off L C Rates  8 Mar 1944 Attached to RAF Grantham for Officers' Combatant Course
Sqn Ldr T L Weatherhead  5 Mar 1944 Chaplain, ceased to be attached on posting from No 2 Group
Plt Off J M McConnell 14 Feb 1944 Ceased to be attached from No 3 (RCAF) PRC on posting to No 5 (P) AFU
Plt Off J K McJannet 15 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting from No 416 RSU for Signals (Radar) duties
Plt Off G A McCormack 15 Mar 1944 Ceased to be attached to No 140 Airfield on posting to No 416 RSU for Signals (Radar) duties
Flt Lt C V Constant 19 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting from RAF Swanton Morley for Intelligence duties
Plt Off J Queenborough 20 Mar 1944 Posted to HQ No 2 Group, but remained attached to No 137 Airfield for Intelligence duties
Fg Off F C S Drake 21 Mar 1944 Armament Officer, posted to No 416 RSU
Plt Off E D Rogers 21 Mar 1944 Ceased to be attached on posting to HQ No 2 Group for Armament duties
Plt Off C H K Begg 21 Feb 1944 Ceased to be attached from No 3 (RCAF) PRC on posting to No 18 (P) AFU
Act Sqn Ldr K E R Booth 25 Mar 1944 Retained acting rank on posting to No 137 Airfield from RAF Hartford Bridge (C & M), wef 15 Oct 1943
Fg Off K P Dunckley 28 Mar 1944 Ceased to be attached to No 50 Group Pool on completion of course at School of Flying Control
Lt Hectoen 28 Mar 1944 Ceased to be attached to No 50 Group Pool on completion of course at School of Flying Control
Plt Off E A Devillez 28 Mar 1944 Ceased to be attached from No 3 (RCAF) PRC on posting to No 20 (P) AFU
Plt Off E B West 29 Mar 1944 Confirmed in his appointment and promoted to Fg Off (War Substantive), wef 12 Feb 1944
Capt J W Casserley 31 Mar 1944 Ceased to be attached from 260 AL Section
Capt P G Louis-Dreyfus 31 Mar 1944 Ceased to be attached from French Army Liaison HQ for ALO duties
Fg Off K P Dunckley  1 Apr 1944 Posted to No 137 Wing
Fg Off K P Dunckley  1 Apr 1944 Posted to No 137 Wing from RAF Hartford Bridge (C & M) for Flying Control duties
Capt J W Casserley  1 Apr 1944 Attached from 260 AL Section
Capt P G Louis-Dreyfus  1 Apr 1944 Attached from French Army Liaison HQ for ALO duties
Fg Off N A Sturgess  8 Apr 1944 Attached from No 417 RSU for Signals (Radar) duties
Act Sqn Ldr K E R Booth  9 Apr 1944 Relinquished acting rank on posting to No 21 Sqn
Flt Lt G S Baker  9 Apr 1944 Reposted from Supernumerary for Staff Navigation duties (Sqn Ldr post)
Gp Capt

W L M Macdonald

11 Apr 1944 Attached to Destination 'X'
Fg Off M A O'Callaghan 11 Apr 1944 Ceased to be attached to RAF Swanton Morley for temporary duty
Fg Off H P Dyson 13 Apr 1944 Attached from HQ No 2 Group
Plt Off F P Blanchain 13 Apr 1944 Attached from RAF Middle Wallop for Intelligence duties
Lt Mark Cowell (FFAF) 13 Apr 1944 Arrived from St Albans
Fg Off N A Sturgess 19 Apr 1944 Ceased to be attached from No 417 RSU for Signals (Radar) duties
Plt Off D Crowther 19 Apr 1944 Electrical Engineer Officer, proceeded to No 5351 Wing on ceasing to be attached
Flt Lt E S E Clark 22 Apr 1944 Re-attached to HQ No 2 Group for Photographic Interpretation duties
Act Flt Lt R S Willis 24 Apr 1944 Attached from No 5351 Wing
Plt Off J Queenborough 24 Apr 1944 Confirmed in his appointment and promoted to Fg Off, wef 20 Mar 1944
Plt Off F P Blanchain 24 Apr 1944 Ceased to be attached from RAF Middle Wallop for Intelligence duties
Fg Off H E Jones 29 Apr 1944 Transferred from GD (WOp Air) Branch to A & SD Branch, wef 21 Apr 1944
Act Flt Lt T C Rawlinson  1 May 1944 Re-attached to No 2 Group
Plt Off M D Buckley  1 May 1944 Arrived on posting from No 139 Sqn for Signals duties
Flt Lt G S Baker  2 May 1944 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr, wef 9 Apr 1944
Act Flt Lt R S Willis  2 May 1944 Ceased to be attached from No 5351 Wing
Flt Lt W F Harper  6 May 1944 Medical Officer, attached to RAF Swanton Morley
Act Flt Lt A W H Bullen  6 May 1944 Attached to RAF Swanton Morley
Fg Off J M Collinge  6 May 1944 Attached to RAF Swanton Morley
Fg Off H E Jones  7 May 1944 Posted to No 4 Radio School, wef 28 Apr 1944
Act Flt Lt T C Rawlinson  8 May 1944 Posted to No 2 Group
Plt Off I D B Robertson -Williams  8 May 1944 Posted from C & M Party, RAF Hartford Bridge for Intelligence duties
Fg Off K C Hovenden  8 May 1944 Reposted from Fg Off post to Flt Lt post for Intelligence duties
Plt Off W D Wren  9 May 1944 Confirmed in his appointment and promoted to Fg Off (War Substantive), wef 7 Apr 1944
Fg Off K C Hovenden  9 May 1944 Attached to RAF Swanton Morley
Capt J W Casserley  9 May 1944 Ceased to be attached from 260 AL Section on proceeding to RAF Swanton Morley
Act Flt Lt A W H Bullen 10 May 1944 Ceased to be attached to RAF Swanton Morley
Fg Off K C Hovenden 13 May 1944 Ceased to be attached to RAF Swanton Morley
Fg Off L E R Boxwell 14 May 1944 Posted to No 16 PTC as non-effective, sick, wef 11 Mar 1944
Flt Lt K H Mayer 14 May 1944 Posted from C & M Party, RAF Hartford Bridge
Flt Lt J B Bradbury 14 May 1944 Posted from C & M Party, RAF Hartford Bridge
Flt Lt W E Branch 14 May 1944 Posted from C & M Party, RAF Hartford Bridge
Fg Off J Queenborough 14 May 1944 Posted from C & M Party, RAF Hartford Bridge
Fg Off F M Henry 14 May 1944 Ceased to be attached to No 107 on attachment to No 137 Wing
Plt Off A G Sheldon 17 May 1944 Ceased to be attached to No 2 Group on attachment to School of Admin for Officers' Initial Admin Course
Capt J W Casserley 19 May 1944 Re-attached from 260 AL Section on return from RAF Swanton Morley
Fg Off K C Hovenden 22 May 1944 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 8 May 1944
Fg Off T S Norton 22 May 1944 Posted to No 16 PTC as non-effective, sick, wef  2 May 1944
Fg Off J M Collinge 23 May 1944 Ceased to be attached to RAF Swanton Morley
Plt Off J Orton 29 May 1944 Arrived on posting from RAF Drem
Gp Capt

W L M Macdonald

 1 Jun 1944 Relinquished command of RAF Hartford Bridge following transfer of te station to No 11 Group
Fg Off J Queenborough  1 Jun 1944 Posted to No 342 Sqn
Act Wg Cdr J S Adams  2 Jun 1944 Posted from No 226 Sqn for Operations duties
Flt Lt A R Levy  4 Jun 1944 Dental Officer, ceased to be attached to HQ 2nd TAF on attachment to No 2 Group Provost Unit
Fg Off F G Sivyer  5 Jun 1944 Accountant Officer, promoted to Flt Lt, wef 16 May 1944
Fg Off N G Payne  5 Jun 1944 Posted to No 88 Sqn
Fg Off F M Henry  7 Jun 1944 Promoted to Flt Lt (War Substantive), wef 1 May 1944
Plt Off A S Box  9 Jun 1944 Arrived on posting from No 8 SoTT for MT duties
Flt Lt A R Levy  9 Jun 1944 Dental Officer, re-attached from HQ 2nd TAF on ceasing to be attached to No 2 Group Provost Unit
Plt Off L C Rates 13 Jun 1944 Confirmed in his appointment and promoted to Fg Off (War Substantive), wef 11 May 1944
Plt Off G A McCormack 14 Jun 1944 Attached from RAF Swanton Morley for Signals (Radar) duties
Flt Lt K H Mayer 17 Jun 1944 Posted to No 42 OTU
Fg Off R G R Burr 17 Jan 1944 Engineer Officer, posted to No 6088 Servicing Echelon
Flt Lt A C Pring 19 Jun 1944 Arrived on posting from the Air Ministry for Admin duties (Sqn Ldr post)
Fg Off R Bridge 19 Jun 1944 Ceased to be attached from the Air Ministry on proceeding to HQ No 2 Group
Fg Off C J Walters 19 Jun 1944 Arrived on posting from No 5 GTS for Admin duties
Sqn Ldr J Southall 23 Jun 1944 Posted to RAF Lasham
Flt Lt W E Branch 26 Jun 1944 Posted to PHU as non-effective, sick attached to MRU Loughborough, wef 30 Apr 1944
Fg Off G M Gill 26 Jun 1944 Posted from RAF Hartford Bridge for Intelligence duties
Plt Off I D B Robertson -Williams 30 Jun 1944 Confirmed in his appointment and promoted to Fg Off (War Substantive), wef 11 May 1944
Plt Off J W Inglis 30 Jun 1944 Confirmed in his appointment and promoted to Fg Off (War Substantive), wef 25 May 1944
Plt Off J K McJannet  1 Jul 1944 Posted to RCAF Depot, Warrington  (whilst in hospital), wef 21 Jun 1944
Plt Off G A McCormack  5 Jul 1944 Ceased to be attached from RAF Swanton Morley and attached from No 416 RSU for Signals (Radar) duties
Maj H Morland  6 Jul 1944 King's Regiment, arrived on posting from RAF Harrowbeer (Sqn Ldr RAF Regiment post)
Fg Off D A Aker  6 Jul 1944 Arrived on posting from No 27 MU for Signals (Radar) duties
Fg Off S R Oraki 10 Jul 1944 Arrived on posting from No 138 Wing for Interpreter duties
Plt Off G A McCormack 20 Jul 1944 Ceased to be attached from No 416 RSU for Signals (Radar) duties
Plt Off W R J Birch 21 Jul 1944 Armament Officer, ceased to be attached from RAF Swanton Morley
Plt Off W D Wren  1 Aug 1944 Posted to Group Communication Flight
Fg Off S E Wilkes  2 Aug 1944 Arrived on posting from Aircrew Assessment Centre on appointment to a commission for Navigation duties, wef 1 Jul 1944
Sqn Ldr P J Field  9 Aug 1944 Attached from the Air Ministry
Act Wg Cdr J S Adams 11 Aug 1944 Wg Cdr - Operations, promoted to Temp Wg Cdr, wef 1 Aug 1944
Flt Lt L Brotton 20 Aug 1944 Posted from No 88 Sqn for duty as Wing Gunnery Officer
Act Wg Cdr I J Spencer 20 Aug 1944 Posted to No 2 GSU (HQ Pool)
Act Wg Cdr I J Spencer 20 Aug 1944 Attached from No 2 GSU (HQ Pool)
Fg Off L C Rates 21 Aug 1944 Attached from PHU for Intelligence duties
Fg Off C J Walters 25 Aug 1944 Posted to No 226 Sqn
Plt Off H S Chatto 29 Aug 1944 Arrived on posting on appointed to a Commission, wef 3 Jul 1944
Plt Off H S Chatto 29 Aug 1944 Attached to RAF Boscombe Down
Flt Lt F M Henry 31 Aug 1944 Ceased to be attached on posting from No 107 Sqn, wef 6 Jun 1944
Act Sqn Ldr H F Davis 31 Aug 1944 Sqn Ldr Engineering, promoted to Flt Lt (War Substantive), wef 1 Jun 1944
Act Sqn Ldr L B Furber  2 Sep 1944 Senior Medical Officer, promoted to Temp Sqn Ldr, wef 1 Jul 1943
Fg Off J N Willden  4 Sep 1944 Arrived on posting from RAF Hartford Bridge for Admin duties, wef 3 Sep 1944
Flt Lt J B Bradbury  7 Sep 1944 Attached to SOU 1 for temporary duty
Fg Off H F Dyson  7 Sep 1944 Ceased to be attached from HQ No 8 Group
Fg Off L C Rates 13 Sep 1944 Ceased to be attached on posting from PHU for Intelligence duties
Plt Off J Orton 22 Sep 1944 Confirmed in his appointment and promoted to Fg Off (War Substantive), wef 6 Jul 1944
Fg Off R D Hughes 25 Sep 1944 Arrived on posting from No 1007 Servicing Wing for Electrical Engineer duties
Act Wg Cdr I J Spencer  6 Oct 1944 Ceased to be attached from No 2 GSU (HQ Pool) and attached to RAF Hartford Bridge
Flt Lt J B Bradbury  6 Oct 1944 Attached to RAF Hartford Bridge
Flt Lt G B Shevlin  6 Oct 1944 Attached to RAF Hartford Bridge
Plt Off H S Chatto  9 Oct 1944 Ceased to be attached to RAF Boscombe Down on posting to No 2 GSU
Plt Off B W L Buckland 13 Oct 1944 Attached from HQ 2nd TAF for Accountant duties
Flt Lt G B Shevlin 15 Oct 1944 Ceased to be attached to RAF Hartford Bridge on posting to No 2 GSU
Flt Lt J B Bradbury 20 Oct 1944 Ceased to be attached to RAF Blackbushe on posting to the Air Ministry
Gp Capt

W L M Macdonald

23 Oct 1944 Attached to RAF Blackbushe for temporary duty
Fg Off S E Wilkes 26 Oct 1944 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 21 Sep 1944
Gp Capt

W L M Macdonald

27 Oct 1944 Ceased to be attached to RAF Blackbushe for temporary duty
Flt Lt A C Pring  3 Nov 1944 Posted to BPC, No 85 Group
Gp Capt

W L M Macdonald

20 Nov 944 Posted to HQ No 84 Group
Gp Capt R L Kippenberger 20 Nov 1944 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 137 Wing
Plt Off B W L Buckland 22 Oct 1944 Ceased to be attached from HQ 2nd TAF for Accountant duties on proceeding to No 414 ASP
A/Cdre

W L M Macdonald

24 Nov 1944 Relinquished command of No 137 Wing
Gp Capt R L Kippenberger 24 Nov 1944 Assumed command of No 137 Wing
Act Flt Lt D B Wheeler  1 Dec 1944 Reposted from Flt Lt Adjutant to Sqn Ldr Admin and promoted to Act Sqn Ldr
Fg Off G Beswick  1 Dec 1944 Reposted from Technical Adjutant to Flt Lt, Adjutant and promoted to Act Flt Lt
Fg Off G M Gill  8 Dec 1944 Confirmed in his appointment and promoted to Fg Off (War Substantive), wef 4 Nov 1944
Sqn Ldr P C Hanson 11 Dec 1944 Chaplain, posted to RAF Crosby-on-Eden
Fg Off K P Dunckley 13 Dec 1944 Flying Control Officer, reposted on upgrading of post from Fg Off to Flt Lt and promoted to Act Flt Lt
Fg Off J Orton 13 Dec 1944 Flying Control Officer, reposted on upgrading of post from Fg Off to Flt Lt and promoted to Act Flt Lt
Sqn Ldr H J Garman 16 Dec 1944 Arrived on posting from No 109 OTU for duty as RC Chaplain
Act Sqn Ldr A W Trotter 25 Dec 1944 Signals Officer, promoted to Flt Lt (War Substantive, wef 17 Sep 1944
Flt Lt W E Spiers 28 Dec 1944 Armament Officer, attached to No 2 GSU
Act Sqn Ldr E N Bradley 31 Dec 1944 Posted to HQ No 84 Group
Act Sqn Ldr S W C Dowell 31 Dec 1944 Arrived on posting from RAF Swanton Morley for Flying Control duties

Source - No 137 Wing ORB (AIR 26/198)

Unit Composition and Movements 1944

Date Notes
 1 Jan 1944 No 2773 AA Sqn RAF Regiment moved to RAF Kirton Lindsay
 1 Jan 1944 No 2800 AA Sqn RAF Regiment arrived from RAF Ibsley
15 Jan 1944 No 2800 AA Sqn RAF Regiment moved to RAF Locking
19 Jan 1944 No 2800 AA Sqn RAF Regiment returned from RAF Locking
21 Jan 1944 No 2800 AA Sqn RAF Regiment moved to RAF Hibaldstow
14 Feb 1944 No 226 Sqn and No 3126 Servicing Echelon arrived from RAF Swanton Morley
14 Mar 1944 No 4835 (Airfield Construction) Flight arrived from ALG Chailey
 3 Apr 1944 2nd TAF Communications Sqn moved from RAF Hartford Bridge to RAF Northolt
 5 Apr 1944 No 34 (Reconnaissance) Wing moved from RAF Hartford Bridge to RAF Northolt
18 Apr 1944 No 322 Sqn arrived from RAF Acklington and to remain self-contained until the arrival of HQ No 141 Airfield
 4 May 1944 No 5 LAA and Searchlight Battery attached to No 141 Airfield arrived at RAF Hartford Bridge
 6 May 1944 No 264 Sqn attached to No 141 Airfield arrived from RAF Church Fenton at RAF Hartford Bridge
 6 May 1944 HQ No 141 Airfield arrived from RAF Church Fenton at RAF Hartford Bridge to administer Nos 264 and 322 Sqns
 8 May 1944 No 2871 Sqn, RAF Regiment arrived from RAF Church Fenton
12 May 1944 Redesignated No 137 Wing on 12 May 1944
15 May 1944 SHQ, RAF Hartford Bridge was transferred to No 2 Group, 2nd TAF to No 11 Group, ADGB, C & M Party renamed Holding Party
24 Sep 1944 Recce party departed RAF Hartford Bridge for the Continent
28 Sep 1944 Recce party arrived in Normandy and proceeded to B.50 Vitry-en-Artois
 1 Oct 1944 Recce party arrived at B.50 Vitry-en-Artois
 3 Oct 1944 Advance party departed RAF Hartford Bridge for the Continent
 6 Oct 1944 Main party departed RAF Hartford Bridge for the Continent
 9 Oct 1944 Advance party party arrived at B.50 Vitry-en-Artois
13 Oct 1944 Part of main party party arrived at B.50 Vitry-en-Artois
14 Oct 1944 Remainder of main party party arrived at B.50 Vitry-en-Artois
15 Oct 1944 Part of the airlift party party departed RAF Hartford Bridge for B.50 Vitry-en-Artois
16 Oct 1944 Remainder of the airlift party party departed RAF Hartford Bridge for B.50 Vitry-en-Artois
 3 Nov 1944 2 x Flights, No 2770 Sqn, RAF Regiment arrived to relieve No 2845 Sqn RAF Regiment
 4 Nov 1944 No 2845 Sqn RAF Regiment departed B.50 Vitry-en-Artois
 8 Nov 1944 No 2770 Sqn, RAF Regiment departed B.50 Vitry-en-Artois
 9 Nov 1944 No 2879 Sqn, RAF Regiment arrived from England

Source - No 137 Wing ORB (AIR 26/198)

Personnel Movements 1945

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Flt Lt H L Brooke  4 Jan 1945 Attached from No 151 Repair Unit for Armament duties
Act Flt Lt G W Barnes  8 Jan 1945 MT Officer, posted to BPC, non effective - sick
Act Flt Lt T C Rawlinson  9 Jan 1945 Attached from No 2 Group for Intelligence/Operations duties
Fg Off S R Oraki 13 Jan 1945 Interpreter, posted to HQ No 85 Group
Fg Off J M Collinge 15 Jan 1945 Posted to 2nd TAF Communications Sqn
Plt Off M D Buckley 16 Jan 1945 Confirmed in his appointment and promoted to Fg Off (War Substantive), wef 20 Oct 1944
Plt Off S Smith 16 Jan 1945 Attached from No 1 FPU, Ivor Heath
Flt Lt W E Spiers 18 Jan 1945 Armament Officer, ceased to be attached to No 2 GSU
Act Flt Lt T C Rawlinson 20 Jan 1945 Ceased to be attached from No 2 Group for Intelligence/Operations duties
Fg Off G Thomas 21 Jan 1945 Attached from No 416 RSU for Signals (Radar) duties
Act Flt Lt F C Goudie 26 Jan 1945 Arrived on posting from No 71 MTLRU for duty as MT Officer
Sqn Ldr L B Furber 29 Jan 1945 Senior Medical Officer, attached to No 5 RAF General Hospital for refresher course
Fg Off H Ashworth 29 Jan 1945 Arrived on posting from ACDC for Admin 'G' duties
Act Flt Lt C A Pye 31 Jan 1945 Arrived on posting from No 9 PDC for Flying Control duties
Fg Off G Thomas  1 Feb 1945 Posted from No 416 RSU for Signals (Radar) duties
Fg Off D A Aker  1 Feb 1945 Posted to No 418 RSU for Signals (Radar) duties
Flt Lt P A Andrews  4 Feb 1945 Attached from HQ No 2 Group for Bombing Leaders duties
Flt Lt F M Henry  8 Feb 1945 Posted to SHAEF Air Information Unit
Flt Lt H L Brooke  7 Feb 1945 Ceased to be attached from No 151 Repair Unit on posting to No 416 RSU
Sqn Ldr L B Furber 11 Feb 1945 Senior Medical Officer, ceased to be attached to No 5 RAF General Hospital for refresher course
Act Flt Lt F E R Webb 14 Feb 1945 Engineer Officer, proceeded to the UK for temporary duty and leave
Wg Cdr J S Adams 19 Feb 1945 Posted to No 13 OTU
Act Wg Cdr L A Lynn 25 Feb 1945 Arrived on posting from HQ 2nd TAF (Main) for duty as Wg Cdr - Operations
Plt Off S Smith 25 Feb 1945 Ceased to be attached from No 1 FPU, Ivor Heath on proceeding to No 139 Wing
Act Wg Cdr W N Sykes 28 Feb 1945 Relinquished acting rank, reverting to Sqn Ldr on posting as supernumerary from No 88 Sqn
Act Wg Cdr L A Lynn  5 Mar 1945 Posted to BPC - non effective,sick
Capt J W Casserley  8 Mar 1945 Ceased to be attached from 260 AL Section on proceeding to HQ No 2 Group
Capt R Grimsey 11 Mar 1945 Attached from 260 AL Section
Sqn Ldr W N Sykes 16 Mar 1945 Posted to BPC for disposal, wef 1 Mar 1945
Act Flt Lt W Watson 18 Mar 1945 Arrived on posting from No 139 Wing for Electrical Engineer duties
Fg Off H P Tritton 18 Mar 1945 Electrical Engineer Officer, posted to No 139 Wing
Act Sqn Ldr B A Walkerdine 20 Mar 1945 Relinquished acting rank, reverting to Flt Lt on posting to BPC, pending release from the Service
Flt Lt C V Constant 20 Mar 1945 Reposted from Flt Lt to Sqn Ldr Intelligence post
Plt Off H W Gaskell 22 Mar 1945 Attached from No 1 FPU, Ivor Heath
Sqn Ldr L B Furber 23 Mar 1945 Senior Medical Officer, sick at home whilst in leave and admitted to RAF Hospital, Innsworth
Act Flt Lt F E R Webb 23 Mar 1945 Engineer Officer, returned from temporary duty and leave
Act Wg Cdr R M North 27 Mar 1945 Wg Cdr - Operations, posted to HQ No 83 Group (Rear)
Fg Off N Daveney 30 Mar 1945 Attached from No 2 Group for post-course Flying Control training
Act Sqn Ldr J H Lancaster  1 Apr 1945 Attached from No 2 GSU
Act Flt Lt W H W Dilke  1 Apr 1945 Attached from HQ No 2 Group for temporary Intelligence duties
Flt Lt N A Scott  3 Apr 1945 Arrived on posting from No 425 RSU for duty as Senior Medical Officer
Plt Off A S Field  3 Apr 1945 Arrived on posting from No 9 PDC for Intelligence duties (Fg Off post)
Act Wg Cdr D J Evans  5 Apr 1945 Posted from No 88 Sqn for Air Staff duties
Sqn Ldr L B Furber  6 Apr 1945 Senior Medical Officer, posted to No 85 Group, whilst in RAF Hospital, Innsworth, wef 23 Mar 1945
Sqn Ldr T C Weymouth  6 Apr 1945 Arrived on posting from No 2 GSU for Flying duties
Flt Lt P T Clemens  6 Apr 1945 Posted from No 226 Sqn as supernumerary pending disposal
Fg Off D R Foley  6 Apr 1945 Posted from No 88 Sqn for Flying duties
Plt Off J E Meyrick  6 Apr 1945 Posted from No 88 Sqn
Sqn Ldr J Wallace  7 Apr 1945 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr on posting from No 2 GSU for Flying duties
Flt Lt R C Reichel  7 Apr 1945 Posted from No 88 Sqn for duty as Assistant Wing Navigation Officer
Act Wg Cdr D J Evans  8 Apr 1945 Posted to BPC on admission to No 30 British General Hospital
Fg Off C L C Cole  9 Apr 1945 Attached from No 136 Wing for Photographic Interpretation duties
Fg Off R G Mountford 11 Apr 1945 Arrived on posting from No 9 PDC for PT duties
Fg Off I D B Robertson -Williams 12 Apr 1945 Posted to RAF Pembroke Dock
Act Sqn Ldr W Dixon 14 Apr 1945 Attached from No 84 GSU pending posting to Sqn Ldr post
Act Flt Lt K P Dunckley 15 Apr 1945 Posted to No 35 Wing
Fg Off P Liverick 15 Apr 1945 Attached from No 35 Wing for Flying Control duties
Fg Off R C G Reid 16 Apr 1945 Arrived on posting from No 2 GSU for Link Trainer Instructors' duties
Flt Lt A Roffe 18 Apr 1945 GD/Nav, posted to School of AE, RAF Henlow for training as Armament Officer
Fg Off P H Daniel 21 Apr 1945 Attached from No 3206 Servicing Commando for Armament duties and attached to No 13 OTU
2 Lt A R Dubois 21 Apr 1945 Ceased to be attached from French Army HQ for Technical duties
Flt Lt W E Spiers 23 Apr 1945 Armament Officer, posted to HQ No 2 Group
Plt Off E D Rogers 23 Apr 1945 Armament Officer, reposted from Fg Off to Flt Lt post
Flt Lt C V Constant 27 Apr 1945 Sqn Ldr Intelligence promoted to Act Sqn Ldr, wef 20 Mar 1945
Fg Off P Liverick 27 Apr 1945 Posted from No 35 Wing for Flying Control duties, wef 15 Apr 1945
Capt P G Louis-Dreyfus  4 May 1944 Ceased to be attached from French Army Liaison HQ for ALO duties
Act Sqn Ldr W Dixon  8 May 1945 Posted from No 84 GSU for duty as Sqn Ldr - Engineering
Act Sqn Ldr H F Davis  8 May 1945 Sqn Ldr - Engineering, posted to No 1011 Servicing Wing
Flt Lt P T Clemens  9 May 1945 Posted to BPC en-route for UK
A/So Lt H J Lazar 19 May 1945 Ceased to be attached from French Army Liaison Section
Flt Lt N A Scott 21 May 1945 Senior Medical Officer, promoted to Act Sqn Ldr, wef 3 Apr 1945
Flt Lt P A Andrews 21 May 1945 Posted from HQ No 2 Group for Bombing Leaders duties, wef 9 Feb 1945
Fg Off P Liverick 26 May 1945 Flying Control Officer, promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 15 Apr 1945
Sqn Ldr T C Weymouth 25 May 1945 Posted to No 180 Sqn
Fg Off D R Foley 25 May 1945 Posted to No 180 Sqn
Fg Off P H Daniel 26 May 1945 Ceased to be attached to No 13 OTU on posting to No 137 Wing
Fg Off R G Mountford 29 May 1945 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 7 Apr 1945
Flt Lt A R Levy  2 Jun 1945 Dental Officer, ceased to be attached to HQ 2nd TAF
Gp Capt R L Kippenberger  4 Jun 1945 Detached on temporary duty
Wg Cdr J Wallace  4 Jun 1945 Assumed temporary command of No 137 Wing
Act Flt Lt G Beswick  5 Jun 1945 Adjutant, admitted to No 55 MFH
Act Flt Lt W Watson  6 Jun 1945 Electrical Engineer Officer, attached to No 7 EVT Instructors' School
Act Flt Lt L J C Ward  6 Jun 1945 Discharged from No 55 MFH
Fg Off P H Daniel  7 Jun 1945 Attached to No 423 AFAF
Wg Cdr J Wallace  8 Jun 1945 Also assumed command of B77 Gilze Rijen
Fg Off A D Burdsall  8 Jun 1945 Arrived on posting from No 418 Sqn for Admin duties
Act Flt Lt J Orton 11 Jun 1945 Attached to 2nd TAF HQ (Main)
Flt Lt E S E Clark 11 Jun 1945 Posted to BPC but proceeded direct to No 9 PDC
Fg Off L C Rates 12 Jun 1945 Ceased to be attached to No 2 Group Disarmament HQ
Act Flt Lt R G Mountford 13 Jun 1945 Attached from HQ No 2 Group for PT duties
Flt Lt A R Levy 16 Jun 1945 Dental Officer, attached from HQ 2nd TAF (Rear)
Act Flt Lt J Orton 16 Jun 1945 Ceased to be attached to 2nd TAF HQ (Main) and attached to No 136 Wing for Flying Control duties
Gp Capt R L Kippenberger 23 Jun 1945 Resumed command of No 137 Wing
Wg Cdr J Wallace 23 Jun 1945 Relinquished temporary command of No 137 Wing
Gp Capt R L Kippenberger 27 Jun 1945 Relinquished command of No 137 Wing on posting
Flt Lt W F Harper 27 Jun 1945 Medical Officer, attached to RAF Rest Centre, Cannes on temporary duty
Act Flt Lt G Beswick 27 Jun 1945 Adjutant, discharged from No 55 MFH
Act Flt Lt W Watson 28 Jun 1945 Electrical Engineer Officer, ceased to be attached to No 7 EVT Instructors' School
Fg Off P H Daniel 28 Jun 1945 Ceased to be attached to No 423 AFAF
Plt Off J E Meyrick  4 Jul 1945 Attached to Base Convalescent Depot, No 83 Group
Flt Lt P A Andrews  8 Jul 1945 Proceeded to UK on temporary duty (Royal Investiture)
Flt Lt F E Turner  9 Jul 1945 Arrived on posting from No 139 Wing
Act Flt Lt A W H Bullen  9 Jul 1945 Posted to No 139 Wing
Fg Off J W Inglis 11 Jul 1945 Ceased to be attached to HQ No 2 Group
Act Sqn Ldr J H Lancaster 12 Jul 1945 Ceased to be attached from No 2 GSU on posting to No 226 Sqn
Plt Off J E Meyrick 12 Jul 1945 Ceased to be attached to Base Convalescent Depot, No 83 Group
Act Flt Lt J Orton 14 Jul 1945 Posed to No 136 Wing for Flying Control duties
Fg Off R F Redhead 14 Jul 1945 Attached from HQ No 2 Group for Intelligence/Operations duties
Act Flt Lt F L B Johnson 18 Jul 1945 Equipment Officer, attached to No 1 EVT Instructors' School
Act Flt Lt H Wood 19 Jul 1945 Arrived on posting from No 9 PDC for Flying Control duties
Fg Off R C G Reid 19 Jul 1945 Attached to Central Link Trainer School
Gp Capt R L Kippenberger 24 Jul 1945 Posted to RAF Staff College
Fg Off R C G Reid 25 Jul 1945 Ceased to be attached to Central Link Trainer School
Act Sqn Ldr K B Dring 27 Jul 1945 Arrived on posing from No 139 Wing for Engineer duties
Act Sqn Ldr W Dixon 27 Jul 1945 Posted to No 136 Wing
Act Flt Lt F E R Webb 28 Jul 1945 Engineer Officer, posted to HQ No 2 Group for EVT duties
Sqn Ldr H J Garman 31 Jul 1945 RC Chaplain, posted to RAF Element, AHQ Control Commission, BAFO
Act Flt Lt W Watson 31 Jul 1945 Electrical Engineer Officer, posted to HQ No 2 Group for EVT duties
Fg Off N Daveney  6 Aug 1945 Ceased to be attached from No 2 Group for post-course Flying Control training
Flt Lt C V Constant  9 Aug 1945 Sqn Ldr Intelligence, posted to BPC for Class 'A' release
Act Flt Lt F L B Johnson  9 Aug  1945 Equipment Officer, ceased to be attached to No 1 EVT Instructors' School
Fg Off L C Rates  9 Aug 1945 Attached to HQ No 2 Group (Advanced)
Fg Off J Porteous 11 Aug 1945 Attached from HQ No 2 Group
Fg Off M J Quayle 22 Aug 1945 Attached from HQ No 2 Group
Fg Off E B West 27 Aug 1945 Equipment Officer, proceeded to UK on temporary duty and then to No 136 Wing for temporary duty
Fg Off N G Grandy 28 Aug 1945 Meteorological Officer, posted to HQ No 83 Group
Fg Off H Ashworth 28 Aug 1945 Attached to VASC, Staverton for EVT course
Act Sqn Ldr N A Scott 18 Aug 1945 Senior Medical Officer, proceeded to UK for admission to Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grimstead
Capt R Grimsey  3 Sep 1945 Ceased to be attached from 260 AL Section
Act Flt Lt W Watson  6 Sep 945 Electrical Engineer Officer, proceeded to UK to attend No 3 Modern Citizenship course at Chatham House, London
Act Flt Lt A C French  9 Sep 1945 Attached from 5456 'CA' MSU for Signals duties
Fg Off A D Burdsall  9 Sep 1945 Posted to No 100 PDC for release
Flt Lt L C F Hicks 13 Sep 1945 Arrived on posting from No 136 Wing for Catering duties
Flt Lt F E Turner 13 Sep 1945 Posted to No 139 Wing
Fg Off E B West 13 Sep 1945 Equipment Officer, attached to No 2 Group DC
Fg Off N Daveney 14 Sep 1945 Arrived on posting as supernumerary from No 2 Group for Flying Control duties
Gp Capt D P Hanafin 15 Sep 1945 Arrived on posting from No 136 Wing pending assuming command of No 137 Wing
Fg Off G M Gill 15 Sep 1945 Intelligence Officer, posted to No 8502 Disarmament Wing
Fg Off R F Redhead 15 Sep 1945 Ceased to be attached from HQ No 2 Group on posting to No 2001 Disarmament Wing
Fg Off F R Smith 15 Sep 1945 Arrived on posting from No 136 Wing for Admin duties
Fg Off W Bramall 15 Sep 1945 Arrived on posting from No 136 Wing for Anti-Gas and Fire duties
Capt G Akester 17 Sep 1945 Attached from 260 AL Section for ALO duties
Act Sqn Ldr A W Trotter 18 Sep 1945 Posted to No 100 PDC for release, Class 'B'
Sqn Ldr T L Weatherhead 18 Sep 1945 Chaplain, posted to No 139 Wing
Fg Off H Ashworth 18 Sep 1945 Ceased to be attached to VASC, Staverton for EVT course
Act Flt Lt A C French 19 Sep 1945 Ceased to be attached from 5456 'CA' MSU for Signals duties
Act Sqn Ldr C G T Maxted 20 Sep 1945 Arrived on posting from No 136 Wing
Act Flt Lt W Watson 21 Sep 1945 Electrical Engineer Officer, returned from UK
Act Flt Lt Hallett 26 Sep 1945 Posted from AHQ BAFO for Engineer duties but remained attached to AHQ BAFO
Flt Lt D Finlayson 30 Sep 1945 Attached to Bombing Analysis School, RAF Worksop for No 84 Course
Fg Off L C Rates 30 Sep 1945 Ceased to be attached to HQ No 2 Group (Advanced) on posting to HQ No 2 Group
Act Flt Lt A G Wright  2 Oct 1945 Arrived on posting from No 136 Wing for Engineer duties
Fg Off R D Hughes  3 Oct 1944 Electrical Engineer Officer, posted to School of AE, RAF Henlow for No 15 Course
A/So Lt H J Lazar  4 Oct 1945 Ceased to be attached from French Army Liaison Section
Flt Lt L Brotton  6 Oct 1945 Posted to No 100 PDC for release
Act Flt Lt G Beswick  6 Oct 1945 Posted to No 100 PDC for release
Act Flt Lt L J C Ward  6 Oct 1945 Posted to No 100 PDC for release
Act Flt Lt F E R Webb  6 Oct 1945 Posted to No 100 PDC for release
Act Flt Lt D B Wheeler  6 Oct 1945 Posted to No 100 PDC for release
Fg Off P Liverick  6 Oct 1945 Posted to No 100 PDC for release
Maj H Morland  6 Oct 1945 King's Regiment, posted to No 19 Infantry Holding Battalion for release
Flt Lt T W Leary  6 Oct 1945 Arrived on posting from No 138 Wing
Gp Capt D P Hanafin  8 Oct 1945 Assumed command of No 137 Wing
Wg Cdr J Wallace  8 Oct 1945 Relinquished command of No 137 Wing on posting
Fg Off N Daveney  8 Oct 1945 Reposted from supernumerary to Flt Lt post for Flying Control duties and promoted to Act Flt Lt
Wg Cdr J Wallace 10 Oct 1945 Posted to No 140 Wing
Flt Lt P A Andrews 10 Oct 1945 Posted to No 140 Wing
Flt Lt D Finlayson 14 Oct 1945 Ceased to be attached to Bombing Analysis School, RAF Worksop on posting to No 128 Sqn
Act Flt Lt K C Hovenden 15 Oct 1944 Posted to No 2002 Air Disarmament Wing
Wg Cdr J Wallace 16 Oct 1945 Posted to No 2 Group for Aircrew Redundancy Board
Act Flt Lt H T Hartley 17 Oct 1945 Ceased to be attached from 15 HW/T Unit
Fg Off H Ashworth 22 Oct 1945 Posted to No 2 Group for VAS duties
Act Flt Lt A G Wright 24 Oct 1945 Engineer Officer, posted to No 139 Sqn
Wg Cdr R I Jones 28 Oct 1945 Arrived on posting from No 33 PDC
Act Flt Lt R G Mountford 30 Oct 1945 Ceased to be attached from HQ No 2 Group for PT duties
Act Sqn Ldr C G T Maxted  1 Nov 1945 Signals Officer, posted to No 6 BSRU
Fg Off D J Hillerby  1 Nov 1945 Meteorological Officer, posted to No 139 Wing
Plt Off J G Crossley  1 Nov 1945 Attached from No 140 Wing
Act Flt Lt J M Toulmin  3 Nov 1945 Arrived on posting as supernumerary from No 317 S & TC for MT duties
Fg Off H W Parkinson  4 Nov 1945 Arrived on posting from No 13 OTU
Flt Lt N W Walker  5 Nov 1945 Attached from AHQ (Ops) for u/t Flying Control duties
Act Flt Lt C A Pye  5 Nov 1945 Posted to No 100 PDC for release
Act Flt Lt H Wood  5 Nov 1945 Posted to No 100 PDC for release
Act Flt Lt R B Laurie  5 Nov 1945 Posted to No 100 PDC for release
Fg Off A S Field  5 Nov 1945 Posted to No 100 PDC for release
Fg Off P R Reid  5 Nov 1945 Posted to No 100 PDC for release
Fg Off M D Buckley  6 Nov 1945 Posted to No 100 PDC for release
Act Flt Lt E D Rogers  6 Nov 1945 Posted to No 100 PDC for release
Capt G Akester  7 Nov 1945 Ceased to be attached from 260 AL Section for ALO duties
Flt Lt H Royles 10 Nov 1945 Arrived on posting from AHQ (Ops), BAFO
Fg Off G K Horner 15 Nov 1945 Attached from No 55 MFH for Admin duties
Act Flt Lt F C Goudie 17 Nov 1945 Posted to No 100 PDC for release
Flt Lt N W Walker 24 Nov 1945 Ceased to be attached from AHQ (Ops) for u/t Flying Control duties
Flt Lt F E Turner 26 Nov 1945 Attached from No 2 Group
Act Flt Lt W Watson 30 Nov 1945 Ceased to be attached from No 2 Group

Source - No 137 Wing ORB (AIR 26/198)

Unit Composition and Movements 1945

Date Notes
 2 Apr 1945 No 342 Sqn completed re-equipment from Bostons to Mitchells
 6 Apr 1945 No 88 Sqn disbanded
 6 Apr 1945 No 6088 Servicing Echelon transferred to Fighter Command and moved to RAF Matlask, where it disbanded
17 Apr 1945 Advance party departed B.50 Vitry-en-Artois for B.77 Gilze-Rijen
20 Apr 1945 Main party departed B.50 Vitry-en-Artois for B.77 Gilze-Rijen
22 Apr 1945 Aircraft of Nos 226 and 342 Sqns moved from B.50 Vitry-en-Artois to B.77 Gilze-Rijen
23 Apr 1945 Rear party departed B.50 Vitry-en-Artois for B.77 Gilze-Rijen
 8 Jun 1945 No 149 Wing disbanded so command of the Holding Unit at B.77 Gilze-Rijen was transferred to the Officer Commanding No 137 Wing
 7 Sep 1945 Main party of No 305 Sqn arrived
 8 Sep 1945 Rear party of No 305 Sqn arrived
13 Sep 1945 Air party, No 4 Sqn arrived
20 Sep 1945 No 226 Sqn disbanded
 6 Nov 1945 Main party, No 4 Sqn departed B.77 for RAF Gutersloh
 7 Nov 1945 1st Section, air party, No 4 Sqn departed B.77 for RAF Gutersloh
 8 Nov 1945 2nd Section, air party, No 4 Sqn departed B.77 for RAF Gutersloh
12 Nov 1945 Rear party, No 4 Sqn departed B.77 for RAF Gutersloh
15 Nov 1945 No 342 Sqn personnel transferred to the French Air Force
24 Nov 1945 No 305 Sqn transferred to No 139 Wing
30 Nov 1945 No 137 Wing disbanded

Source - No 137 Wing ORB (AIR 26/198)

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