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No 138 Airfield/Wing Personnel, units and locations


Personnel Movements 1943

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Gp Capt L W Cannon 10 Nov 1943 Assumed command of No 138 Airfield
Gp Capt

L W C Bower

 8 Dec 1943 Assumed command of No 138 Airfield and RAF Lasham
Gp Capt L W Cannon  8 Dec 1943 Relinquished command of No 138 Airfield on posting to HQ No 2 Group
Flt Lt Howard xx Nov 1943 Medical Officer, posted away
Flt Lt Lees xx Nov 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Medical Officer
Wg Cdr F C B Savile 13 Dec 1943 Arrived on posting from HQ, No 2 Group for duty as Wg Cdr - Operations
Fg Off W Topolnicki 29 Dec 1943 Arrived on posting for duty as Polish Medical Officer
Flt Lt J Bierkowski   Polish Medical Officer, posted away

Source - No 138 Wing ORB (AIR 26/199)

Unit Composition and Movements 1943

Date Notes
 2 Nov 1943 No 613 Sqn arrived at RAF Lasham
 5 Nov 1943 No 320 Sqn arrived at RAF Lasham
10 Nov 1943

Formed as No 138 Airfield from SHQ RAF Lasham in No 2 Group, taking over Nos 320 and 613 Squadrons.

18 Nov 1943 No 305 Sqn arrived pending re-equipment with Mosquitos

Source - No 138 Wing ORB (AIR 26/199)

Personnel Movements 1944

The ORB mainly only recorded movements for Medical personnel

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Flt Lt J Bienkowski  3 Jan 1944 Polish Medical Officer, posted to DPAG, Blackpool for duty at Paderwski Hospital Edinburgh
Flt Lt Lees  3 Jan  1944 Medical Officer, attached to Rollestone Camp for Anti-Gas course
Flt Lt Hudson  5 Jan 1944 Attached for temporary Medical duties
Flt Lt Sajet  5 Jan 1944 Medical Officer, posted to RNN HQ, London
Sister M J James  6 Jan 1944 Arrived on posting from No 3 Radio School
Flt Lt Lees  7 Jan  1944 Medical Officer, ceased to be attached to Rollestone Camp for Anti-Gas course
Flt Lt Hudson  8 Jan 1944 Ceased to be attached for temporary Medical duties
Wg Cdr Smith 11 Jan 1944 Attached from HQ No 2 Group
Sister Taylor 12 Jan 1944 Posted to RAF Hospital, Uxbridge
Flt Lt W Topolnicki 17 Jan 1944 Polish Medical Officer, attached to RAF Hospital, Cosford for Anaesthetics Course
Flt Lt W Topolnicki 22 Jan 1944 Polish Medical Officer, ceased to be attached to RAF Hospital, Cosford for Anaesthetics Course
Flt Lt Lees 23 Jan  1944 Medical Officer, admitted to RAF Hospital, Padgate from sick at home
Flt Lt Lees 27 Jan  1944 Medical Officer, detached from RAF Hospital, Padgate
Flt Lt Lees  1 Feb 1944 Medical Officer, attached to RAF Hospital, Cosford for Anaesthetics Course
Flt Lt Howells  2 Feb 1944 Dental Officer, admitted to Cambridge Military Hospital, Aldershot
Flt Lt Lees  6 Feb 1944 Medical Officer, ceased to be attached to RAF Hospital, Cosford for Anaesthetics Course
Sqn Ldr Buckler 20 Feb 1944 Senior Medical Officer, attached to RAF Hospital, Wroughton for Orthopaedic Course
Flt Lt W Topolnicki 22 Feb 1944 Polish Medical Officer, attached to RAF Hospital, Cosford for Burns Course
Sqn Ldr Buckler 20 Feb 1944 Senior Medical Officer, ceased to be attached to RAF Hospital, Wroughton for Orthopaedic Course
Flt Lt W Topolnicki 26 Feb 1944 Polish Medical Officer, ceased to be attached to RAF Hospital, Cosford for Burns Course
Flt Lt W Topolnicki 20 Mar 1944 Polish Medical Officer, attached to Rollestone Camp for Anti-Gas course
Flt Lt W Topolnicki 24 Mar 1944 Polish Medical Officer, ceased to be attached to Rollestone Camp for Anti-Gas course
Flt Lt J S Calnan 15 May 1944 Arrived on posting from No 11 Base for Medical duties
Flt Lt Lees 18 May 1944 Medical Officer, posted to HQ No 2 Group
Sister M J James 30 May 1944 Attached to No 50 MFH for course
Sister M J James 13 Jun 1944 Posted to RAF Broadwell
Cpl Bottonley 25 Jun 1944 Attached pending posting to RAF Kenley
AC2 Johnson 28 Jun 1944 Nursing Orderly, attached from RAF Withy Bush pending posting to No 138 Wing
LAC MacNab xx Jun 1944 Nursing Orderly, promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 1 Mar 1944
AC1 Carter  1 Jun 1944 Nursing Orderly, reclassified LAC
AC1 Baker  1 Jun 1944 Nursing Orderly, reclassified LAC
AC1 Rollo  1 Jun 1944 Nursing Orderly, reclassified LAC
AC2 Leese  1 Jun 1944 Nursing Orderly, reclassified AC1
Wg Cdr Scott  8 Jul 1944 Attached from No 2 GSU
LAC Carter 13 Jul 1944 Nursing Orderly, attached to RAF Perranporth, pending posting
LAC Meredith 25 Jul 1944 Nursing Orderly, arrived on posting from No 136 Wing
AC1 Leese  1 Aug 1944 Nursing Orderly, reclassified LAC
AC2 Johnson  1 Aug 1944 Nursing Orderly, reclassified LAC
Flt Lt W Topolnicki xx Sep 1944 Polish Medical Officer, posted to RAF Newton
Fg Off Gerrowics xx Sep 1944 Polish Medical Officer, arrived on posting from RAF Newton

Source - No 138 Wing ORB (AIR 26/199)

Unit Composition and Movements 1944

Date Notes
 1 Feb 1944 Advance party, No 107 Sqn arrived at RAF Lasham to join No 138 Airfield
 3 Feb 1944 Main party, No 107 Sqn arrived at RAF Lasham
 8 Feb 1944 Advance party, No 320 Sqn departed for No 139 Airfield
10 Feb 1944 Air and main parties, No 320 Sqn departed for No 139 Airfield
25 Feb 1944 No 2758 Sqn, RAF Regiment arrived
25 Feb 1944 Advance party, No 2818 Sqn, RAF Regiment arrived
29 Feb 1944 Main party, No 2818 Sqn, RAF Regiment arrived
11 Apr 1944 No 613 Sqn moved to RAF Swanton Morley for a Battle Course
22 Apr 1944 No 613 Sqn returned from RAF Swanton Morley
12 May 1944 Redesignated No 138 (Bomber) Wing
19 May 1944 No 107 Sqn moved to RAF Swanton Morley for a Battle Course
 1 Jun 1944 No 107 Sqn returned from RAF Swanton Morley for a Battle Course
31 Jul 1944 No 117 Mobile Dental Surgery ceased to be attached on moving to No 124 Wing
29 Aug 1944 No 2831 Sqn, RAF Regiment arrived
xx Oct 1944 No 2781 Sqn, RAF Regiment departed for RAF Dunsfold
13 Oct 1944 Advance party departed RAF Lasham for Concentration Area (RAF Old Sarum)
23 Oct 1944 Air party departed RAF Lasham for RAF Hartford Bridge
24 Oct 1944 Move of main party to RAF Hartford Bridge cancelled
25 Oct 1944 Air party returned to RAF Lasham from RAF Hartford Bridge
29 Oct 1944 Ground staff of air party departed RAF Lasham for RAF Hartford Bridge
30 Oct 1944 Air party departed RAF Lasham for RAF Hartford Bridge
 5 Nov 1944 Main party departed RAF Lasham for Concentration Area (RAF Old Sarum)
 6 Nov 1944 Main party departed Concentration Area (RAF Old Sarum) for Marshalling Area
 7 Nov 1944 Main party arrived at the Marshalling Area
13 Nov 1944 Main party departed the Marshalling Area and embarked for the Continent
14 Nov 1944 Main party arrived in Ostend, disembarked and proceeded to Tourhout
15 Nov 1944 Main party arrived at B.72/A.75 Cambrai/Epinoy
19 Nov 1944 Air party arrived at B.72/A.75 Cambrai/Epinoy

Source - No 138 Wing ORB (AIR 26/199)

Personnel Movements 1945

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Wg Cdr J S Hamilton  7 Jun 1945 Appointed Officer i/c Air Movement Control
Wg Cdr J S Hamilton 25 Jun 1945 Assumed temporary command of No 138 Airfield until further notice
Gp Capt

L W C Bower

 9 Aug 1945 Relinquished command of No 138 Airfield on posting to the RAF Staff College
Gp Capt R G Slade 14 Aug 1945 Assumed command of No 138 Airfield
Wg Cdr J S Hamilton 14 Aug 1945 Relinquished temporary command of No 138 Airfield
Gp Capt R G Slade 27 Aug 1945 Attached to School of Air Support, RAF Old Sarum for temporary duty
Wg Cdr J S Hamilton 27 Aug 1945 Assumed temporary command of No 138 Airfield
Wg Cdr D F Dennis  3 Sep 1945 Arrived on posting from No 2 Group and assumed command of Conversion Flight
Gp Capt R G Slade 11 Sep 1945 Resumed command of No 138 Airfield
Sqn Ldr G D Mills 26 Sep 1945 Appointed Camp Commandant at RAF Wahn

Source - No 138 Wing ORB (AIR 26/199)

Unit Composition and Movements 1945

Date Notes
26 Apr 1945 No 2831 Sqn, RAF Regiment ceased to be attached
 7 Jun 1945 Operations Room converted into Air Movement Control
19 Jul 1945 No 107 Sqn moved to No 140 Wing
19 Jul 1945 No 487 Sqn arrived from No 140 Wing
 2 Aug 1945 No 305 Wing left the Wing on moving to Volkel
2 Aug 1945 No 14 Sqn from UK
 8 Aug 1945 No 613 Sqn redesignated No 69 Sqn
 3 Sep 1945 Conversion Flight formed
19 Sep 1945 No 487 Sqn redesignated as No 16 Sqn
 1 Oct 1945 Advance party departed Cambrai/Epinoy for RAF Wahn
16 Oct 1945 No 16 Sqn redesignated as No 268 Sqn

Source - No 138 Wing ORB (AIR 26/199)

Personnel Movements 1946

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Sqn Ldr Ernshaw xx Jan 1946 Departed on release from the Service
Sqn Ldr Usher xx Jan 1946 Departed on release from the Service
Flt Lt Clark xx Jan 1946 Departed on release from the Service
Flt Lt Valentine xx Jan 1946 Adjutant, admitted to hospital
Flt Lt G Davies xx Jan 1946 Arrived on posting from No 140 Wing for duty as Senior Intelligence Officer
Fg Off J H Barnett xx Jan 1946 Attached from No 14 Sqn for duty as Adjutant
Sgt Wagstaff 12 Feb 1946 Nursing Orderly, arrived on posting from No 55 MFH
Flt Lt H V W C Jones 13 Feb 1946 Arrived on posting from RAF Wahn for duty as Adjutant
Sqn Ldr Byars 15 Feb 1946 Attached from No 2001 AD Wing for duty as Senior Medical Officer
Flt Lt Jones 16 Feb 1946 Attached from No 55 MFH for duty as Dental Officer
Sqn Ldr Weir xx Feb 1946 Medical Officer, ceased to be attached
Flt Lt Daniels 19 Feb 1946 Dental Officer, posted to HQ No 83 Group
Flt Lt V F Mulroy xx Feb 1946 Arrived on posting from No 140 Wing for duty as Senior Intelligence Officer
Wg Cdr J S Hamilton xx Feb 1946 Posted to HQ No 2 Group
Flt Lt Chivers xx Feb 1946 Meteorological Officer, posted to the Far East
Fg Off Kimber xx Feb 1946 Intelligence Officer, posted to the Air Ministry
Fg Off Schurmer  3 Mar 1946 Arrived on posting from No 2 Group for Meteorological duties
Fg Off Smith  3 Mar 1946 Signals (Radar), departed for release from the Service
Fg Off Holden  5 Mar 1946 Attached from No 2 Group for Intelligence duties
Fg Off Jones  5 Mar 1946 Attached
Fg Off Armistead  6 Mar 1946 Intelligence, departed for release from the Service
Capt Keenleyside  6 Mar 1946 ALO, posted gto No 210 AL Section , No 2 Group
Sqn Ldr Dempsey  7 Mar 1946 GD, posted to No 2 Group Communications Sqn
Fg Off Sayers  7 Mar 1946 RAF Regiment, attached from No 140 Wing
Fg Off Crowshaw  8 Mar 1946 RAF Regiment, ceased to be attached
Fg Off Bachelor  8 Mar 1946 Meteorological, ceased to be attached
Flt Lt Jones  9 Mar 1946 Attached to RAF Henlow
Flt Lt Sharpe  9 Mar 1946 Ceased to be attached from No 55 MFH for duty as Dental Officer
Sqn Ldr Scott 11 Mar 1946 Attached from for duty as Senior Medical Officer
Sqn Ldr Barratt 12 Mar 1946 GD, posted to the Air Ministry
Sqn Ldr Byars 12 Mar 1946 Ceased to be attached for duty as Senior Medical Officer on posting to BAFO Communications Wing
Flt Lt Park 12 Mar 1946 GD, departed for release from the Service
Flt Lt Reeves 12 Mar 1946 GD, posted to SEAC
Flt Lt Steel 12 Mar 1946 GD, posted to No 8 RAF Hospital
Flt Lt Nichol 12 Mar 1946 Equipment, posted to No 139 Wing
Fg Off Webster 12 Mar 1946 GD, posted to SEAC
Fg Off Turner 12 Mar 1946 GD, departed for release from the Service
Fg Off Cunningham 12 Mar 1946 Technical (Armament), departed for release from the Service
Fg Off Jones 12 Mar 1946 Ceased to be attached on posting to RAF Wahn
Sqn Ldr Cowling 13 Mar 1946 Chaplain, posted away
Flt Lt Handel 15 Mar 1946 Engineer, posted to HQ, No 2 Group
Flt Lt Soady 15 Mar 1946 Technical (Armament), posted to No 423 AFAP
Fg Off Butlers 18 Mar 1946 GD, posted to No 2 Group Communications Sqn
Sqn Ldr Job 20 Mar 1946 GD, posted to BAFO Communications Wing
Sqn Ldr Johnson 20 Mar 1946 Chaplain, posted to HQ, No 83 Group
Sqn Ldr Rowlands 23 Mar 1946 Signals, posted to No 139 Wing
Sqn Ldr Little 23 Mar 1946 Attached from for duty as Chaplain
Fg Off Adams 25 Mar 1946 GD, posted to No 139 Wing
Fg Off Roole 25 Mar 1946 GD, posted to No 139 Wing
Fg Off McPhail 25 Mar 1946 GD, posted to No 139 Wing
Sqn Ldr Ellus 26 Mar 1946 GD, posted to No 139 Wing
Fg Off Wallace 26 Mar 1946 GD, posted to No 139 Wing
Flt Lt Dickens 26 Mar 1946 GD, posted to No 140 Wing
Flt Lt Holloway 26 Mar 1946 GD, posted to No 140 Wing
Flt Lt Nault 26 Mar 1946 GD, posted to No 140 Wing
Flt Lt Callender 26 Mar 1946 GD, posted to No 140 Wing
Fg Off Prior 26 Mar 1946 GD, posted to No 140 Wing
Fg Off Cooney 26 Mar 1946 GD, posted to No 140 Wing
Wg Cdr Newman 27 Mar 1946 GD, posted to RAF Staff College
Flt Lt Barnett 27 Mar 1946 GD, departed for release from the Service
Fg Off Edgar 28 Mar 1946 GD, posted to No 140 Wing
Flt Lt Joyce 28 Mar 1946 GD, posted to No 140 Wing
Flt Lt Macdonald 28 Mar 1946 GD, posted to No 140 Wing
Fg Off Blyth 28 Mar 1946 GD, posted to No 140 Wing
Fg Off Matters 28 Mar 1946 GD, posted to No 140 Wing
Fg Off Mickleburg-Saunders  2 Apr 1946 Arrived on posting from No 2002 AD Wing for Signals duties
Flt Lt Juhill  4 Apr 1946 GD, posted to No 139 Wing
Fg Off Harvey  4 Apr 1946 GD, posted to No 139 Wing
Fg Off Haddock  4 Apr 1946 GD, posted to No 139 Wing
Plt Off Palmer  4 Apr 1946 Accountant, posted to No 139 Wing
Flt Lt Mahon  8 Apr 1946 Engineer, attached to HQ No 2 Group
Capt Manley  8 Apr 1946 ALO, departed on posting
Flt Lt McKenzie 10 Apr 1946 Engineer, posted to No 139 Wing
Flt Lt Carey 10 Apr 1946 A & SD, departed for release from the Service
Fg Off Priestley 11 Apr 1946 Engineer, posted to No 139 Wing
Flt Lt Sharpe 11 Apr 1946 Engineer, posted to No 5 MTRBD
Flt Lt Mahon 14 Apr 1946 Engineer, ceased to be attached to HQ No 2 Group

Source - No 138 Wing ORB (AIR 26/199)

Unit Composition and Movements 1946

Date Notes
19 Feb 1946 Announced that Wing would not move to RAF Wahn but disband at Cambrai
 8 Feb 1946 Detachment, No 2822 Sqn, RAF Regiment arrived to conduct security patrols
31 Mar 1946 Nos 14 and 69 Sqns disbanded
 9 Apr 1946 No 261 AL Section departed for HQ No 2 Group
14 Apr 1946 Disbanded

Source - No 138 Wing ORB (AIR 26/199)

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