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No 147 Airfield/Wing Personnel, units and locations


Personnel Movements 1944

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Flt Lt T G Williams 19 Feb 1944 Posted from RAF Acklington for duty as Accountant Officer
Flt Lt E C Hodges 21 Feb 1944 Posted from RAF Scorton for duty as Adjutant
Flt Lt J G B Wyatt 21 Feb 1944 Posted from RAF Warmwell for duty as Engineer Officer (Sqn Ldr post)
Flt Lt J Cassell 21 Feb 1944 Posted from RAF Acklington
Flt Lt Riksdal 21 Feb 1944 Posted from No 3507 Servicing Echelon, RAF Acklington
Flt Lt The Earl of Tankerville 21 Feb 1944 Posted from RAF Acklington for duty as Intelligence Officer
Fg Off E J D Lamb 21 Feb 1944 Posted from No 3507 Servicing Echelon, RAF Acklington
Fg Off Whipp 21 Feb 1944 Posted from No 409 Sqn for Intelligence duties
Fg Off C R Margry 21 Feb 1944 Posted from No 322 Sqn, RAF Hawkinge for Intelligence duties
Fg Off V J Cambell 21 Feb 1944 Posted from RAF Castle Camps for duty as MT Officer
Plt Off R Bailey 21 Feb 1944 Posted from RAF Acklington for duty as Electrical Engineer Officer
Plt Off A L Drage 21 Feb 1944 Posted from RAF Northstead for duty as Technical Adjutant
Flt Lt H K Cooper 22 Feb 1944 Arrived on posting from No 16 PFTS for Signals duties, wef 24 Feb 1944
Sqn Ldr A McDougal 25 Feb 1944 Posted from RAF Acklington for duty as Medical Officer
Flt Lt E C Hodges 25 Feb 1944 Reported and assumed duties of Adjutant
Flt Lt F O Connolly 25 Feb 1944 Posted from RAF Warmwell for duty as Flying Control Officer
Fg Off J Williams 25 Feb 1944 Posted from No 58 OTU for duty as Equipment Officer
Fg Off P J Small 25 Feb 1944 Posted from RAF Acklington for duty as Armament Officer
Plt Off N D Caulfield 25 Feb 1944 Posted from RAF Warmwell for duty as Flying Control Officer
Plt Off R Wilson 25 Feb 1944 Posted from RAF Milfield for duty as Flying Control Officer
Plt Off A H Warner 25 Feb 1944 Posted from RAF Acklington for duty as Anti-Gas and Fire Officer
Plt Off H G Phelps 25 Feb 1944 Posted from RAF Castletown for duty as MT Officer
Sqn Ldr J Willis 28 Feb 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Sqn Ldr - Administration
Wg Cdr B Barthold  1 Mar 1944 Posted from RAF Acklington and assumed command of No 147 Wing
Flt Lt R C M Young  4 Mar 1944 Posted from RAF Acklington for duty as Signals Officer
Flt Lt H K Cooper  4 Mar 1944 Signals Officer, posted to RAF Acklington
Flt Lt R W Hampton  4 Mar 1944 Posted from RAF Acklington for duty as Equipment Officer
Sqn Ldr J Willis  6 Mar 1944 Relinquished duties of Sqn Ldr - Administration
Sqn Ldr J T Denman  6 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Sqn Ldr - Administration
Plt Off Rose  9 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting from RAF Catterick for Equipment duties
Flt Lt P S Williamson 16 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting from No 142 Airfield for duty as Adjutant
Flt Lt E C Hodges 16 Mar 1944 Adjutant, posted to No 142 Airfield
Flt Lt G C Ritchie 26 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting from RAF Snailwell for duty as Intelligence Officer
Flt Lt The Earl of Tankerville 26 Mar 1944 Intelligence Officer, posted to RAF Snailwell
Flt Lt A McCartney 27 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting from RAF Milfield for duty as Signals Officer
Flt Lt R C M Young 27 Mar 1944 Signals Officer, posted to HQ No 24 (Base) Wing
Fg Off Donaghy 27 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting from RAF Grantham for duty as Education Officer
Fg Off E T Dyer 29 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting from RAF Ayr for duty as Electrical Engineer Officer
Plt Off R Bailey 29 Mar 1944 Electrical Engineer Officer, posted to RAF Ayr
Flt Lt C G E Kennedy  1 May 1944 Arrived on posting from HQ No 85 Group for duty as Local Defence Adviser (Sqn Ldr post)
Plt Off A M Humphreys  1 May 1944 Arrived on posting from HQ No 85 Group for Signals duties
Plt Off J B Pinkstone 19 May 1944 Arrived on posting as supernumerary from HQ No 85 Group for Electrical Engineer duties
Flt Lt Carcasson 23 May 1944 Arrived on posting from No 150 Wing for duty as Navigation Officer
Flt Lt G A Crabb 26 May 1944 Posted from RAF Zeals for Meteorological duties
Flt Lt G Heslop 26 May 1944 Posted from RAF Zeals for Meteorological duties
Plt Off H J Goldman  8 Jul 1944 Attached from No 141 Wing for duty as Interpreter
Fg Off E T Dyer 17 Jul 1944 Electrical Engineer Officer, posted to No 1022 Servicing Wing HQ
Plt Off J B Pinkstone 17 Jul 1944 Reposted from supernumerary for for duty as Electrical Engineer Officer
The ORB entries after July 1944 appear to be missing

Source - No 147 Wing ORB (AIR 26/211)

Unit Composition and Movements 1944

Date Notes
16 Feb 1944 Formed at RAF Acklington as No 147 Airfield in No 12 Group
16 Feb 1944 No 409 Sqn, RAF Acklington taken over on formation
24 Feb 1944 No 24 (Base) Wing, formed at RAF Acklington
10 Mar 1944 No 322 Sqn arrived from RAF Hawkinge
10 Mar 1944 Transferred to No 85 (Base) Group
14 Mar 1944 No 1 ATSU attached from HQ AEAF
17 Mar 1944 HQ, No 24 (Base) Wing, moved to RAF Blakelaw, Newcastle upon Tyne
20 Apr 1944 Road party, No 322 Sqn departed RAF Acklington for  No 141 Airfield, RAF Hartford Bridge
23 Apr 1944 Road party, No 322 Sqn arrived at No 141 Airfield, RAF Hartford Bridge
26 Apr 1944 Road party, No 147 Wing departed RAF Acklington for RAF Hunsdon, overnighting at RAF Catterick
28 Apr 1944 Road party, No 147 Wing departed RAF Catterick for RAF Hunsdon overnighting at RAF Doncaster
28 Apr 1944 Road party, No 147 Wing departed RAF Doncaster for RAF Hunsdon via Stevenage Staging Camp
30 Apr 1944 Aircraft, No 409 Sqn arrived at RAF Hunsdon from RAF Acklington
12 May 1944 No 5284 'G' MSU arrived from RAF Chigwell
13 May 1944 Road party, No 147 Wing departed RAF Hunsdon for RAF Zeals overnighting at Yattenden Staging Camp
14 May 1944 Road party, No 147 Wing departed Yattenden Staging Camp for RAF Zeals
14 May 1944 No 488 Sqn taken over on arrival at RAF Zeals
14 May 1944 No 409 Sqn moved to No 148 Wing, RAF West Malling
20 May 1944 Redesignated No 147 Wing, wef 12 May 1944
18 Jun 1944 No 410 Sqn arrived from RAF Hunsdon to be administered until the arrival of HQ No 149 Wing
27 Jun 1944 Recce party departed RAF Zeals for RAF Hunsdon
28 Jun 1944 Main convoy departed RAF Zeals for RAF Hunsdon overnighting at Windsor Park
29 Jun 1944 Main convoy departed Windsor Park for RAF Hunsdon
29 Jun 1944 No 29 Sqn taken over from No 148 Wing on arrival
29 Jun 1944 No 488 Sqn transferred to No 149 Wing, RAF Zeals
29 Jun 1944 No 410 Sqn transferred to No 149 Wing, RAF Zeals
27 Jul 1944 No 264 Sqn administration taken over but remained based at Odiham
The ORB entries after July 1944 appear to be missing (The following are taken from RAF Flying Training and Support Units - Air Britain
29 Aug 1944 No 29 Sqn transferred to ADGB
22 Sep 1944 No 410 Sqn transferred to No 149 Wing
10 Oct 1944 No 219 Sqn transferred to No 149 Wing
15 Nov 1944 No 488 Sqn transferred to No 149 Wing
28 Dec 1944 Moved to RAF Odiham
12 Feb 1945 Moved to RAF Ibsley
9 Feb 1945 Advance Party to B.61 St.Denis Westrem
6 Mar 1945 Main party arrived at B.61 St Denis Westrem
24 Mar 1945 No 147 Wing, disbanded

Source - No 147 Wing ORB (AIR 26/211)

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