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No 148 Airfield/Wing Personnel, units and locations


Personnel Movements 1944

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Plt Off L Harvey 22 Feb 1944 Posted for Signals duties (supernumerary)
Sqn Ldr H J Starling 23 Feb 1944 Posted for duty as Sqn Ldr - Admin
Flt Lt F E Turner 23 Feb 1944 Posted for duty as Catering Officer
Flt Lt P J Murton 23 Feb 1944 Posted for duty as Flying Control Officer
Flt Lt J B Mutch 23 Feb 1944 Posted for duty as Medical Officer
Fg Off K L Kennedy 23 Feb 1944 Posted for duty as Equipment Officer
Fg Off A N Adison 23 Feb 1944 Posted for duty as Flying Control Officer
Fg Off Ham 23 Feb 1944 Posted for duty as Intelligence Officer
Plt Off C Kember 23 Feb 1944 Posted for duty as Intelligence Officer
Sqn Ldr S Deacon 24 Feb 1944 Posted for duty as Chief Technical Officer
Flt Lt N J Campbell 24 Feb 1944 Posted for duty as Intelligence Officer
Flt Lt H G Spark 24 Feb 1944 Posted for duty as Engineer Officer
Flt Lt R Thompson 24 Feb 1944 Posted for duty as Signals Officer
Fg Off P McMahon 24 Feb 1944 Posted for duty as Engineer Officer
Fg Off H D Hughes 24 Feb 1944 Posted for duty as Engineer Officer
Fg Off R W Horrocks 24 Feb 1944 Posted for duty as Electrical Engineer Officer (supernumerary)
Fg Off Titherbridge 25 Feb 1944 Posted for duty as Accountant Officer
Fg Off A Brown 25 Feb 1944 Posted for duty as M T Officer
Flt Lt J O Page 28 Feb 1944 Posted for duty as Armament Officer
Flt Lt E H Tyson 29 Feb 1944 Posted for duty as Adjutant
Fg Off F N Duncan 29 Feb 1944 Posted for duty as Administrative Officer
Wg Cdr D F B Sheen  1 Mar 1944 Posted from RAF Drem and assumed command of No 148 Airfield
Fg Off J Walker  1 Mar 1944 Posted for duty as Anti-Gas and Fire Officer
Plt Off H W Parslow  4 Mar 1944 Posted for duty as Flying Control Officer
Plt Off P Cook  4 Mar 1944 Posted for duty as Intelligence Officer
Fg Off N S Rogers  5 Mar 1944 Posted for duty as Signals (Radar) Officer
Flt Lt P C Bolt  7 Mar 1944 Posted for duty as Engineer Officer
Fg Off Riddick  3 Nov 1944 Arrived on posting from No 121 Wing for duty as Interpreter
Capt Anda  3 Dec 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Meteorological Officer
Flt Lt McWilliams  4 Dec 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Equipment Officer
Flt Lt Cooper  9 Dec 1944 Posted to No 121 Wing
Sqn Ldr Dorman 11 Dec 1944 C of E Chaplain, posted to No 159 Wing
Wg Cdr B Barthold 30 Dec 1944 Arrived on posting from No 147 Wing assumed command of No 148 Airfield
Wg Cdr D F B Sheen 30 Dec 1944 Relinquished command of No 148 Airfield on posting to RAF Staff College
Flt Lt W J N Wakefield 30 Dec 1944 Arrived on posting from No 147 Wing for duty as Adjutant

Source - No 148 Wing ORB (AIR 26/212)

Unit Composition and Movements 1944

Date Notes
23 Feb 1944 Formed at Drem as No 148 Airfield in No 24 Wing, Air Defence of Great Britain
28 Feb 1944 No 486 Sqn arrived
 1 Mar 1944 Nos 29 Sqn arrived
 6 Mar 1944 No 486 Sqn to No 149 Airfield:
 7 Mar 1944 No 91 Sqn arrived
10 Mar 1944 Transferred to No 85 Group
 4 Apr 1944 No 579 'K MSU arrived
11 Apr 1944 No 91 Sqn completed re-equipment with Spitfire XIVs
12 Apr 1944 Nos 29 Sqn completed re-equipment with Mosquito XIIIs
27 Apr 1944 Main road party departed RAF Drem for RAF West Malling
30 Apr 1944 Main road party arrived at RAF West Malling
30 Apr 1944 Main rail party departed RAF Drem for RAF West Malling
30 Apr 1944 No 5249 'Q MSU arrived
 1 May 1944 Main rail party arrived at RAF West Malling
 2 May 1944 Rear party departed RAF Drem for RAF West Malling
 5 May 1944 No 2814 Sqn, RAF Regiment arrived from Nytimber
12 May 1944 No 5284 'C' MSU arrived from RAF Chigwell
12 May 1944 Redesignated No 148 Wing
13 May 1944 No 409 Sqn arrived from No 147 Wing, RAF Zeals
14 May 1944 Servicing party, No 409 Sqn arrived from No 147 Wing, RAF Zeals
24 May 1944 No 579 'K MSU transferred to No to No 309 MSU
 1 Jun 1945 Transferred to No 84 Group
11 Jun 1944 Meteorological Section, No 24 (Base Defence) Sector attached for administration
19 Jun 1944 Main party moved from RAF West Malling to RAF Hunsdon
19 Jun 1944 No 91 Sqn remained at RAF West Malling and administration transferred to No 141 Wing
20 Jun 1944 Rear party moved from RAF West Malling to RAF Hunsdon
26 Jun 1944 No 152 Mobile Dental Surgery attached from HQ No 85 Group
29 Jun 1944 No 29 Sqn transferred to No 147 Wing
29 Jun 1944 No 152 Mobile Dental Surgery transferred to No 147 Wing
26 Jul 1944 No 264 Sqn from No 142 Wing for temporary attachment for operations
15 Aug 1944 Main party departed RAF Hunsdon for the Concentration Area (RAF Old Sarum)
17 Aug 1944 Main party departed the Concentration Area (RAF Old Sarum) for the Marshalling Area
18 Aug 1944 Main party moved from the Marshalling Area and embarked on various LSTs and LCTs
19 Aug 1944 Main party arrived in Normandy, disembarked and proceeded to B.17 Caen-Carpiquet
25 Aug 1944 No 409 Sqn arrived at B.17 Caen-Carpiquet from RAF Hunsdon
 8 Sep 1944 No 5168 'U' MSU arrived
 9 Sep 1944 Recce party, proceeded to St Andre
10 Sep 1944 Main party, proceeded to St Andre
10 Sep 1944 No 6205 (Bomb Disposal) Flight arrived on attachment
12 Sep 1944 No 409 Sqn, proceeded to St Andre
14 Sep 1944 Rear party, arrived at St Andre
24 Sep 1944 Recce party, proceeded to Denain but was then re-routed to B.68 Le Culot
24 Sep 1944 'A' Party, departed St Andre for B.68 Le Culot
27 Sep 1944 No 409 Sqn detached to B.48 Amiens/Glisy due to B.68 Le Culot being unsuitable for Mosquitos
30 Sep 1944 No 5230 'J' MSU arrived
 4 Oct 1944 No 409 Sqn arrived at B.48 Amiens/Glisy as a result of B.68 Le Culot becoming serviceable for Mosquitos
 4 Oct 1944 No 6129 Servicing Echelon arrived from the UK
 5 Oct 1944 No 6129 Servicing Echelon departed for B.48 Amiens/Glisy
12 Oct 1944 Main party moved to B.51 Lille/Vendeville
13 Oct 1944 Rear party moved to B.51 Lille/Vendeville
 3 Nov 1944 No 150 Mobile Dental Surgery arrived
 4 Nov 1944 No 410 Sqn from No 149 Wing
 8 Nov 1944 No 150 Mobile Dental Surgery moved to No 149 Wing
18 Nov 1944 No 5168 'U' MSU transferred to No 25 Sector
29 Nov 1944 1 x Flight, No 2742 Sqn, RAF Regiment arrived
31 Dec 1944 No 604 Sqn from UK

Source - No 148 Wing ORB (AIR 26/212) & RAF Flying Training and Support Units - Air Britain

Personnel Movements 1945

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Act Flt Lt H E W Davenport 17 Feb 1945 Flying Control Officer, attached to No 142 Wing
Flt Lt Mainprize 18 Feb 1945 Attached from No 142 Wing for duty as Flying Control Officer
Gp Capt J A Leathart  7 Mar 1945 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 148 Wing
Flt Lt A Dumbill 11 Mar 1945 Arrived on posting for duty as Physical Fitness Officer
Sqn Ldr T R Horan 13 Mar 1945 Arrived on posting for duty as C of E Chaplain
Plt Off Wilby 14 Mar 1945 Intelligence Officer, promoted to Fg Off
Flt Lt J H Ward 20 Mar 1945 Arrived on posting for Accountant duties
Act Wg Cdr C G Barwell  1 Apr 1945 Arrived on posting from HQ 2nd TAF for duty as Wg Cdr - Flying
Capt Anda  1 Apr 1945 Meteorological Officer, attached to HQ No 85 Group
Flt Lt Grimadell  1 Apr 1945 Attached from HQ No 85 Group for duty as Meteorological Officer
Act Flt Lt H E W Davenport 12 Apr 1945 Flying Control Officer, posted to 2nd TAF Communications Sqn and reverted to Fg Off
Flt Lt Hedderly 12 Apr 1945 Posted to No 1 FU
Flt Lt Clarke 30 May 1945 Staff Navigator, posted to No 9 PDC pending attending Admin Course
Sqn Ldr G P Collier  1 Jun 1945 Arrived on posting from No 149 Wing for duty as Wing Admin Officer
Sqn Ldr Rolfe-Rogers  1 Jun 1945 Wing Admin Officer, posted to No 149 Wing
Gp Capt R G Slade  2 Jul 1945 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 148 Wing
Gp Capt J A Leathart  3 Jul 1945 Relinquished command of No 148 Wing on posting to RAF Staff College
Sqn Ldr Loftus  6 Jul 1945 RC Chaplain, posted to UK
Sqn Ldr Wilson  6 Jul 1945 C of E  Chaplain, posted to UK
Flt Lt McWilliams 11 Jul 1945 Equipment Officer, posted to SEAC
Fg Off E Brown 11 Jul 1945 Attached for duty as Equipment Officer
Fg Off P Bourchards 11 Jul 1945 Attached to No 35 Wing
Fg Off F Harvey 19 Jul 1945 MT Officer, attached to No 71 MTLRU
Fg Off W C Davis 20 Jul 1945 Signals Officer, posted to SEAC
Fg Off P Bourchards  4 Aug 1945 Posted to No 35 Wing
Sqn Ldr A Butler  5 Aug 1945 LDA, proceeded to BAFO PHU for Class 'A' Release
Gp Capt R G Slade 14 Aug 1945 Relinquished command of No 148 Wing on posting to No 138 Wing
Wg Cdr E S Smith 14 Aug 1945 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 148 Wing
Flt Lt H Summers 22 Aug 1945 Catering Officer, posted to No 84 GDC
Fg Off F Harvey 24 Aug 1945 MT Officer, posted to RAF Sylt

Source - No 148 Wing ORB (AIR 26/212)

Unit Composition and Movements 1945

Date Notes
 6 Jan 1945 No 410 Sqn and No 6410 SE transferred to No 149 Wing
 8 Jan 1945 No 264 Sqn and part of No 6264 SE arrived from UK
14 Jan 1945 Main party, No 6264 SE (part) arrived from UK
17 Jan 1945 1 x Flight, No 2804 Sqn, RAF Regiment arrived
18 Jan 1945 1 x Flight, No 2742 Sqn, RAF Regiment departed
22 Jan 1945 Rear parties, No 264 Sqn No 6264 SE arrived from UK
25 Jan 1945 1 x Rifle Flight, No 2798 Sqn, RAF Regiment arrived
27 Jan 1945 No 5453 'CA' MSU arrived from BPC
29 Jan 1945 1 x Flight, No 2804 Sqn, RAF Regiment departed
10 Feb 1945 No 2791 Sqn, RAF Regiment arrived
 4 Mar 1945 No 5013 (Airfield Construction) Sqn departed
 8 Mar 1945 1 x Rifle Flight, No 2798 Sqn, RAF Regiment departed
 8 Mar 1945 No 5308 'J' MSU arrived
15 Mar 1945 No 148 Wing assumed Operational control as well as Administrative control of squadrons at B.51
22 Mar 1945 No 2731 Sqn, RAF Regiment arrived
22 Mar 1945 1 x Flight, No 2804 Sqn, RAF Regiment departed
26 Mar 1945 No 16 MOU attached
28 Mar 1945 No 5285 'G' MSU departed
31 Mar 1945 No 160 Mobile Dental Surgery attached
31 Mar 1945 No 5132 'C' MSU attached
12 Apr 1945 No 150 Mobile Dental Surgery departed
15 Apr 1945 No 604 Sqn disbanded
18 Apr 1945 Advance party, No 409 Sqn departed B.51 for B.108 Rheine
19 Apr 1945 'B' Flight, No 409 Sqn departed B.51 for B.108 Rheine
20 Apr 1945 Remainder, No 409 Sqn departed B.51 for B.108 Rheine
21 Apr 1945 No 148 Wing departed B.51 for B.108 Rheine in three convoys
22 Apr 1945 No 148 Wing arrived at B.108 Rheine
22 Apr 1945 Aircraft  and aircrews, No 264 Sqn moved to B.77 Gilze-Rijen
28 Apr 1945 Main party, No 6264 SE arrived at B.108 Rheine
 5 May 1945 Rear party, No 148 Wing arrived at B.108 Rheine
 6 May 1945 Aircraft  and aircrews, No 264 Sqn returned from B.77 Gilze-Rijen
13 May 1945 Recce party proceeded to B.77 Gilze-Rijen
15 May 1945 Main party, No 264 Sqn and part of No 409 Sqn proceeded to B.77 Gilze-Rijen
16 May 1945 Remainder of No 264 Sqn and part of No 409 Sqn proceeded to B.77 Gilze-Rijen
18 May 1945 Wing HQ Admin Section and Catering party proceeded to B.77 Gilze-Rijen
22 May 1945 Equipment and Signals Sections proceeded to B.77 Gilze-Rijen
26 May 1945 No 5163 'U' MSU departed
26 May 1945 Flying Control Section was transferred to RAF Fuhlesbuttel
 1 Jun 1945 No 148 Wing was transferred to No 84 Gruop
 3 Jun 1945 Advance party proceeded to B.106 Twente-Enschede
 4 Jun 1945 No 219 Sqn and No 6219 SE transferred from No 149 Wing and proceeded to B.106 Twente-Enschede
 5 Jun 1945 Main party proceeded to B.106 Twente-Enschede
 7 Jun 1945 No 264 and No 6264 SE proceeded to B.106 Twente-Enschede
 7 Jun 1945 Rear party proceeded to B.106 Twente-Enschede
14 Jun 1945 Wing Communications Flight formed
 1 Jul 1945 No 409 Sqn and No 6409 SE disbanded
14 Aug 1945 No 219 Sqn and No 6219 SE proceeded to UK
25 Aug 1945 No 264 Sqn and No 6264 SE disbanded
25 Aug 1945 No 148 Wing disbanded

Source - No 148 Wing ORB (AIR 26/212) & RAF Flying Training and Support Units - Air Britain

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