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No 146 Airfield/Wing Personnel, units and locations


Personnel Movements 1944

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Wg Cdr E W W Ellis  7 Feb 1944 Arrived on posting from No 484 GCC and assumed command of No 146 Airfield
Flt Lt T A Styles 21 Feb 1944 Arrived on posting from No 132 Airfield for duty as Senior Equipment Officer
Wg Cdr E Flewitt 22 Feb 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Commander, RAF Regiment
Fg Off W M McPherson 23 Feb 1944 Senior Equipment Officer, posted to No 132 Airfield
Sqn Ldr E K Brownrigg 25 Feb 1944 Arrived on posting from the Air Ministry (Unit) for duty as Senior Medical Officer
Fg Off T A Mellor  2 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting from RAF Hawkinge for duty as Technical Adjutant
Capt J L Hurst 13 Mar 1944 Attached from No 465 AL Section pending formation of No 467 AL Section
Capt G C Hargrove 13 Mar 1944 Attached from No 464 AL Section pending formation of No 467 AL Section
Lt R J McLeod 29 Mar 1944 Attached from HQ 3rd Division, 1 Corps, 2nd Army for duty with No 467 AL Section
Fg Off G Marden 14 Apr 1944 Engineer Officer, posted from Airfield HQ to No 6193 Serving Echelon
Lt R J McLeod 17 Apr 1944 Ceased to be attached on posting overseas
Sqn Ldr T Freyne 18 Apr 1944 Arrived on posting from RAF East Kirkby for duty as RC Chaplain
Sqn Ldr P J Waller 21 Apr 1944 Attached from No 1 PDC for training in Flying Control duties
Flt Lt N C Farries 26 Apr 1944 Arrived on posting from No 3208 Servicing Commando for duty as Chief Technical Officer
Fg Off T A Hornby  1 May 1944 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU for duty as Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr S Spencer  3 May 1944 Chief Technical Officer, posted to HQ, No 20 Sector
Sqn Ldr Larkin  5 May 1944 Arrived on posting from No 96 Wing for duty as C of E Chaplain
Flt Lt Fleming 15 May 1944 Attached from No 55 MFH for duty as Dental Officer
Capt V A T C Clarks 19 May 1944 Arrived on posting to No 467 AL Section
Fg Off W O Davies 19 May 1944 Arrived on posting from RAF Cosford for duty as MT Officer
Fg Off R A Coombes 19 May 1944 Arrived on posting from No 15 Wing for duty as Armament Officer
Fg Off A J V Fogwill 20 May 1944 Attached from No 132 Wing for Armament duties
Flt Lt G P Owen 25 May 1944 Adjutant, posted to No 135 Wing for duty as Sqn Ldr - Administration
Sqn Ldr C J Moriarty 25 May 1944 Arrived on posting from RAF Syerston for duty as RC Chaplain
Sqn Ldr T Freyne 26 May 1944 RC Chaplain, posted to RAF Syerston
Flt Lt J Merrall 30 May 1944 Arrived on posting from No 402 ASP for duty as Wing Adjutant
Sqn Ldr J Jamieson  1 Jun 1944 Arrived on posting from No 145 Wing for duty as Senior Medical Officer
Sqn Ldr E K Brownrigg  1 Jun 1944 Senior Medical Officer, posted to No 84 GSU
Fg Off D W Riley  1 Jun 1944 Arrived on posting from No 18 (O) AFU for duty as Technical Adjutant
Plt Off E A Wynne  6 Jun 1944 Arrived on posting from No 123 Wing for duty as French Interpreter
Wg Cdr E R Baker 16 Jun 1944 Wg Cdr - Flying, killed in action
Wg Cdr J R Baldwin 18 Jun 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Wg Cdr - Flying
Fg Off C M Parker 27 Jun 1944 Flying Control Officer, attached to No 135 Wing
Act Flt Lt A Peck  5 Jul 1944 Arrived on posting from No 135 Wing for duty as Flying Control Officer
Wg Cdr J R Baldwin 12 Jul 1944 Wg Cdr - Flying, posted to No 20 Sector
Maj J A G Ward 25 Jul 1944 Attached from No 452 AL Section
Gp Capt D E Gillam 27 Jul 1944 Assumed command of No 146 Airfield
Wg Cdr E W W Ellis 27 Jul 1944 Relinquished command of No 146 Airfield
Fg Off T H Stockdale 27 Jul 1944 Arrived on posting from No 20 Sector for duty as Operations Officer
Fg Off T W Richards 27 Jul 1944 Arrived on posting from No 20 Sector for duty as Operations Officer
Fg Off H D Harding 27 Jul 1944 Arrived on posting from No 20 Sector for duty as Operations Officer
Fg Off J A Hutton 31 Jul 1944 Equipment Officer, posted to No 132 Wing
Flt Lt J Merrall  5 Aug 1944 Wing Adjutant, posted to the UK
Act Flt Lt E Lafferty  5 Aug 1944 Arrived on posting from No 136 Wing for duty as Wing Adjutant
Flt Lt C G True  8 Aug 1944 Arrived on posting from No 20 Sector for duty as Senior Equipment Officer
Flt Lt A Peck  8 Aug 1944 Flying Control Officer, posted to No 14 PTC
Wg Cdr J R Baldwin  3 Nov 1944 Wg Cdr - Flying, posted to No 84 GCC
Wg Cdr J C Wells 17 Nov 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Wg Cdr - Flying
There appears to be a section of the ORB covering December 1944 to June 1945 missing

Source - No 146 Wing ORB (AIR 26/211)

Unit Composition and Movements 1944

Date Notes
31 Jan 1944 Formed at Tangmere as No 146 Airfield in No 23 Wing, No 11 Group
31 Jan 1944 No 197 Sqn taken over on formation
 1 Feb 1944 No 183 Sqn arrived from RAF Predannock
 3 Feb 1944 No 257 Sqn arrived from RAF Beaulieu
 1 Mar 1944 HQ, No 20 Wing arrived
 1 Mar 1944 No 74 Wing Section, Air Formation Signals arrived
 4 Mar 1944 No 5084 'C' MSU arrived from RAF Heston
 4 Mar 1944 No 5020 'C' MSU arrived from RAF Hornchurch and attached to No 20 Wing
 4 Mar 1944 No 5033 'H' MSU arrived from RAF Hornchurch and attached to No 20 Wing
 7 Mar 1944 No 5020 'C' MSU departed for RAF Aston Down
 9 Mar 1944 No 18 ALG Signals Section arrived on attachment to No 20 Wing
10 Mar 1944 No 146 Airfield transferred from No 11 Group to No 84 Group
15 Mar 1944 No 197 Sqn moved to No 123 Airfield, RAF Manston
16 Mar 1944 No 110 Mobile Dental Unit arrived from RAF Northolt on attachment
16 Mar 1944 No 609 Sqn arrived from No 123 Airfield, RAF Manston
17 Mar 1944 No 183 Sqn moved to No 123 Airfield, RAF Manston
17 Mar 1944 No 198 Sqn arrived from No 123 Airfield, RAF Manston
22 Mar 1944 No 266 Sqn arrived from RAF Hornchurch
 1 Apr 1944 No 609 Sqn moved to No 123 Airfield, RAF Manston
 1 Apr 1944 No 197 Sqn arrived from No 123 Airfield, RAF Manston
 4 Apr 1944 Nos 198 Sqn moved to No 123 Airfield, RAF Manston
 8 Apr 1944 'A' Party departed RAF Tangmere for Needs Oar Point ALG by road
 9 Apr 1944 No 110 Mobile Dental Unit moved to No 134 Airfield
 9 Apr 1944 No 5087 'J' MSU arrived from No 136 Airfield
10 Apr 1944 'B' Party departed RAF Tangmere for Needs Oar Point ALG by road
11 Apr 1944 No 193 Sqn arrived from RAF Llanbedr
12 Apr 1944 No 5067 'K' MSU arrived from No 15071 CGI, No 103 MARU
12 Apr 1944 No 2898 Sqn RAF Regiment arrived from RAF Digby
18 Apr 1944 No 5086 'J' MSU arrived from No 23 Wing, Selsey
18 Apr 1944 No 5127 'Q' MSU arrived from RAF Thorney Island
20 Apr 1944 Transferred to No 20 Wing
21 Apr 1944 No 5067 'K' MSU moved to HQ No 20 Wing, RAF Thorney Island
 3 May 1944 No 2579 Sqn RAF Regiment arrived from RAF North Weald
 9 May 1944 No 1318 Mobile Wing formed
12 May 1944 No 2845 Sqn RAF Regiment arrived from RAF Honiley
12 May 1944 Redesignated No 146 Wing
13 May 1944 No 5087 'J' MSU moved to RAF Thorney Island
21 Jun 1944 No 2579 Sqn RAF Regiment moved to RAF Aston Down
28 Jun 1944 No 110 Mobile Dental Unit arrived from No 53 MFH
 1 Jul 1944 No 266 Sqn to No 136 Wing
 2 Jul 1944 Advance party and HQ No 1318 Mobile departed Needs Oar Point for the Concentration Area (RAF Old Sarum)
 3 Jul 1944 Squadrons and Airlift party moved to RAF Hurn
 5 Jul 1944 Advance party and HQ No 1318 Mobile moved to Marshalling Area 'A'
 6 Jul 1944 Advance party and HQ No 1318 Mobile moved to Embarkation Area No 4
 6 Jul 1944 No 2845 Sqn RAF Regiment moved to RAF Hurn
 7 Jul 1944 Advance party and HQ No 1318 Mobile set sail and disembarked at Graye-sur-Mer, Normandy
 8 Jul 1944 Advance party and HQ No 1318 Mobile moved to B.15 Ryes
10 Jul 1944 Airlift party moved to B.15 Ryes
14 Jul 1944 'A' and 'B' parties departed Needs Oar Point for the Concentration Area (RAF Old Sarum)
15 Jul 1944 Section of Wing at B.15 Ryes moved to B.3 Ste Croix-sur-Mer
16 Jul 1944 'A' and 'B' parties moved from Concentration Area (RAF Old Sarum) to Marshalling Area 'A' and then to Embarkation Area No 4
18 Jul 1944 'A' and 'B' parties embarked for France
19 Jul 1944 'A' and 'B' parties disembarked at Graye-sur-Mer, Normandy and proceeded to B.3 Ste Croix-sur-Mer
19 Jul 1944 No 266 Sqn arrived from No 136 Wing in the UK
26 Jul 1944 No 6263 Servicing Echelon arrived from the UK
29 Jul 1944 No 6266 Servicing Echelon arrived from the UK
 5 Aug 1944 No 263 Sqn arrived from the UK
17 Aug 1944 No 5 Field Dental Surgery joined the Wing
18 Aug 1944 No 2881 (LAA) Sqn, RAF Regiment arrived from the UK
25 Aug 1944 1 x Flight, No 2757 (Armoured Car) Sqn, RAF Regiment joined the Wing
27 Aug 1944 Small recce party proceeded to B.25 La Rue Huguenot
 5 Sep 1944 Move to B.25 cancelled and 'A' Party proceeded to B.23 Thiberville
 5 Sep 1944 Recce party moved from B.25 La Rue Huguenot to B.23 Thiberville
 6 Sep 1944 'B' Party proceeded to B.23 Thiberville
 6 Sep 1944 Recce party moved from B.23 Thiberville to B.37 Corroy
 7 Sep 1944 'A' party moved from B.23 Thiberville to B.37 Corroy
 8 Sep 1944 'B' party moved from B.23 Thiberville to B.37 Corroy
 8 Sep 1944 Squadrons moved from B.23 Thiberville to RAF Manston to continue operations
10 Sep 1944 Recce party moved from B.37 Corroy to B.51 Lille/Vendeville
11 Sep 1944 'A' party moved from B.37 Corroy to B.51 Lille/Vendeville
12 Sep 1944 'B' party moved from B.37 Corroy to B.51 Lille/Vendeville
12 Sep 1944 Squadrons rejoined the Wing from RAF Manston
29 Sep 1944 Recce party moved from B.51 Lille/Vendeville to B.70 Antwerp/Deurne
30 Sep 1944 No 2881 (LAA) Sqn, RAF Regiment left the Wing for No 83 Group
 1 Oct 1944 'A' party moved from B.51 Lille/Vendeville to B.70 Antwerp/Deurne
 2 Oct 1944 'B' party moved from B.51 Lille/Vendeville to B.70 Antwerp/Deurne
There appears to be a section of the ORB covering December 1944 to June 1945 missing
29 Dec 1944 A.84 Chievres*

Source - No 146 Wing ORB (AIR 26/211) & RAF Flying Training and Support Units - Air Britain (*)

Personnel Movements 1945

Rank Name

Date

Notes
There appears to be a section of the ORB covering December 1944 to June 1945 missing
Sqn Ldr J W Taylor  3 Sep 1945 Sqn Ldr - Admin, posted to No 83 Group

Source - No 146 Wing ORB (AIR 26/211)

Unit Composition and Movements 1945

Date Notes
There appears to be a section of the ORB covering December 1944 to June 1945 missing
14 Feb 1945 B.89 Mill*
 5 Mar 1945 No 257 Sqn disbanded*
17 Apr 1945 B.105 Drope*
30 Apr 1945 B.111 Ahlhorn*
 6 Jun 1945 Hildesheim*
 8 Aug 1945 No 266 Sqn and No 6266 Servicing Echelon proceeded to RAF Lasham for disbandment
27 Aug 1945 Number-plate of No 263 Sqn and No 6263 Servicing Echelon transferred to No 83 Group to replace No 616 Sqn
 2 Sep 1945 Equipment and personnel of No 263 Sqn and No 6263 Servicing Echelon proceeded to RAF Lasham for disposal
 6 Sep 1945 Aircraft of No 263 Sqn and No 6263 Servicing Echelon proceeded to RAF Lasham for disposal
 7 Sep 1945 No 197 Sqn and No 6197 Servicing Echelon proceeded to RAF Lasham for disbandment
 7 Sep 1945 No 183 Sqn and No 6183 Servicing Echelon proceeded to RAF Lasham for disbandment
 7 Sep 1945 Wing HQ disbanded

Source - No 146 Wing ORB (AIR 26/211) & RAF Flying Training and Support Units - Air Britain (*)

This page was last updated on 27/04/22

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