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No 140 Airfield/Wing Personnel, units and locations


Personnel Movements 1943

Rank Name

Date

Notes
There were no personnel movements recorded in the ORB (Main body) for 1943

Source - No 140 Wing ORB (AIR 26/204)

Unit Composition and Movements 1943

Date Notes
 1 Dec 1943 Formed at RAF Sculthorpe as No 140 Airfield in No 2 Group

Source - No 140 Wing ORB (AIR 26/204)

 

Personnel Movements 1944

Rank Name

Date

Notes
There were no personnel movements recorded in the ORB (Main body) for 1944, except for: -
Flt Lt Hodge  4 Jan 1944 Attached with No 114 Mobile Dental Unit
Sqn Ldr May  7 Feb 1944 Senior Medical Officer, attached to RAF Hospital, Wroughton for Orthopaedics Course
Gp Capt P C Pickard 18 Feb 1944 Officer Commanding, No 140 Airfield, killed in action
Flt Lt J A Broadley 18 Feb 1944 Killed in action
Flt Lt Robinson 28 Feb 1944 Medical Officer, attached to RAF Hospital, Halton for Orthopaedics Course
Gp Capt P G Wykeham-Barnes 14 Dec 1944 Relinquished command of No 140 Wing on posting to HQ No 2 Group
Gp Capt

R N Bateson

14 Dec 1944 Assumed command of No 140 Wingp

Source - No 140 Wing ORB (AIR 26/204)

Unit Composition and Movements 1944

Date Notes
 1 Jan 1944 No 140 Airfield had moved to RAF Hunsdon
 4 Jan 1944 No 114 Mobile Dental Unit attached
16 Apr 1944 Advance party, departed RAF Hunsdon for RAF Gravesend
17 Apr 1944 Main party, departed RAF Hunsdon for RAF Gravesend
17 Apr 1944 Aircraft, departed RAF Hunsdon for RAF Gravesend
12 May 1944 redesignated No 140 Wing
17 May 1944 No 2848 Sqn RAF Regiment arrived and joined the Wing
17 Jun 1944 Advance party, moved from RAF Gravesend to RAF Thorney Island
18 Jun 1944 Main party, moved from RAF Gravesend to RAF Thorney Island
13 Sep 1944 No 2848 Sqn RAF Regiment departed and left the Wing
17 Sep 1944 No 2760 Sqn RAF Regiment arrived and joined the Wing
22 Sep 1944 Advance party departed RAF Thorney Island for Cambrai/Epinoy by air
xx Oct 1944 Advance party returned to RAF Thorney Island on cancellation of move to Cambrai/Epinoy
26 Dec 1944 Advance Party departed RAF Thorney Island for B.87 Rosieres-en-Santerre by road
30 Dec 1944 1st Main Party departed RAF Thorney Island for B.87 Rosieres-en-Santerre by road

Source - No 140 Wing ORB (AIR 26/204) & Flying Training and Support Units - Air Britain

Personnel Movements 1945

Rank Name

Date

Notes
There were no personnel movements recorded in the ORB (Main body) for 1945, except for: -
Wg Cdr Maher 14 Nov 1945 Attached to RAF Digby for No 17 Senior Commanders' Course
Wg Cdr Maher 12 Dec 1945 Ceased to be attached to RAF Digby for No 17 Senior Commanders' Course

Source - No 140 Wing ORB (AIR 26/204)

Unit Composition and Movements 1945

Date Notes
 5 Feb 1945 1st Airlift Party departed RAF Thorney Island for B.87 Rosieres-en-Santerre
 6 Feb 1945 2nd Airlift Party departed RAF Thorney Island for B.87 Rosieres-en-Santerre (1 x Dakota crashed en-route)
15 Apr 1945 1st Main Party departed B.87 Rosieres-en-Santerre for B.58 Melsbroek
17 Apr 1945 Airlift Party departed B.87 Rosieres-en-Santerre for B.58 Melsbroek
19 Jul 1945 No 107 Sqn arrived from No 138 Wing
19 Jul 1945 No 487 Sqn moved to No 138 Wing
24 Sep 1945 No 464 Sqn departed Melsbroek for RAF Woodhall Spa prior to disbandment and repatriation
25 Sep 1945 No 464 Sqn disbanded
 1 Aug 1945 Advance Party to Y.99 Gutersloh
31 Oct 1945 1st Main Party departed Melsbroek for Y.99 Gutersloh, arriving at No 31 RHU, Krefeld
 1 Nov 1945 1st Main Party departed No 31 RHU, Krefeld and arrived at Y.99 Gutersloh
 3 Nov 1945 1st Air Party (No 107 Sqn), departed Melsbroek for Y.99 Gutersloh
 3 Nov 1945 2nd Main Party departed Melsbroek for Y.99 Gutersloh, arriving at No 31 RHU, Krefeld
 4 Nov 1945 2nd Main Party departed No 31 RHU, Krefeld and arrived at Y.99 Gutersloh
 4 Nov 1945 2nd Air Party (No 107 Sqn), departed Melsbroek for Y.99 Gutersloh
 7 Nov 1945 Main Road Party, No 4 Sqn, arrived at Y.99 Gutersloh
 8 Nov 1945 Air Party, No 4 Sqn, arrived at Y.99 Gutersloh
30 Nov 1945 6 x Mosquitos of No 21 Sqn arrived from APC, Sylt
 1 Dec 1945 Ground personnel of No 21 Sqn arrived from APC, Sylt by air
 2 Dec 1945 3 x Mosquitos of No 21 Sqn arrived from APC, Sylt

Source - No 140 Wing ORB (AIR 26/204) & Flying Training and Support Units - Air Britain

Personnel Movements 1946

Rank Name

Date

Notes
There were no personnel movements recorded in the ORB (Main body) for 1946, except for: -
Gp Capt

R N Bateson

xx Mar 1946 Relinquished command of No 140 Wing on posting to RAF Staff College
Gp Capt R Faville xx Mar 1946 Assumed command of No 140 Wing
Flt Lt Calvin  3 Jul 1946 Arrived on posting from HQ No 2 Group for Operations duties
Fg Off Bassen 15 Jul 1946 Arrived on posting for Operations duties
Fg Off GEar 31 Jul 1946 Arrived on posting from HQ No 2 Group for Operations duties
Flt Lt Whiting 22 Oct 1946 Posted from No 107 Sqn for duty as Wing Navigation Officer
Wg Cdr D P Hanafin 20 Dec 1946 Posted from No 107 Sqn and assumed duties of Wg Cdr - Flying

Source - No 140 Wing ORB (AIR 26/204)

Unit Composition and Movements 1946

Date Notes
26 Jul 1946 Main party, No 305 Sqn arrived on attachment from RAF Wahn
14 Aug 1946 No 305 Sqn returned to RAF Wahn

Source - No 140 Wing ORB (AIR 26/204) & Flying Training and Support Units - Air Britain

Personnel Movements 1947

Rank Name

Date

Notes
There were no personnel movements recorded in the ORB (Main body) for 1947, except for: -
Wg Cdr R I Jones 28 Aug 1946 Assumed duties of Wg Cdr - Flying
Wg Cdr D P Hanafin 28 Aug 1946 Wg Cdr - Flying, posted away

Source - No 140 Wing ORB (AIR 26/204)

Unit Composition and Movements 1947

Date Notes
 1 May 1947 No 140 Wing was transferred to No 84 Group from No 2 Group, which disbanded
 1 Nov 1947 Nos 4 and 107 Sqns to No 139 Wing
 7 Nov 1947 No 21 Sqn disbanded
14 Nov 1947 No 140 Wing disbanded

Source - No 140 Wing ORB (AIR 26/204) & Flying Training and Support Units - Air Britain

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