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No 149 Airfield/Wing Personnel, units and locations


Personnel Movements 1944

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Sqn Ldr Wood  1 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Chief Technical Officer
Sqn Ldr Rigson  1 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Senior Medical Officer
Flt Lt Williams  1 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Flt Lt Burton  1 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Engineer Officer
Fg Off Cunningham  1 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Armament Officer
Fg Off Miller  1 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Intelligence Officer
Plt Off Long  1 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Signals Officer
Plt Off Dilley  1 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as MT Officer
Plt Off Letley  2 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting for Engineer duties
Sqn Ldr Richards  3 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Senior Flying Control Officer
Wg Cdr Wilkinson  4 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 149 Airfield
Flt Lt Eddington  4 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Signals Officer
Fg Off Miller  5 Mar 1944 Intelligence Officer, posted to RAF Tangmere
Sqn Ldr L E A Robinson  6 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Senior Administrative Officer
Fg Off Baker  6 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Intelligence Officer
Plt Off Tickner  6 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Technical Adjutant
Flt Lt MacMahon  8 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Engineer Officer
Fg Off Williams  8 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Electrical Engineer Officer
Flt Lt Stathers  9 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Flying Control Officer
Fg Off Dalton  9 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Special Signals Officer
Fg Off Lawson 11 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Accountant Officer
Plt Off Gorrill 14 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Fire and Gas Officer
Fg Off Maude 15 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Technical Adjutant
Plt Off Pullen 16 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Equipment Officer
Flt Lt Hicks  3 Apr 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Catering Officer
Fg Off Wilkinson  8 Apr 1944 Equipment Officer, posted to RAF Netheravon
Sqn Ldr Gurney 18 Apr 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Chaplain
Flt Lt Malouf 18 Apr 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Engineer Officer
Flt Lt Burton 18 Mar 1944 Engineer Officer, posted to No 123 Airfield
Fg Off Rothwell 21 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Signals Officer
Fg Off Ralls 22 Mar 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Flying Control Officer
Flt Lt Stathers  1 May 1944 Flying Control Officer, departed on posting
Flt Lt Thompson  2 May 1944 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Jolly  2 May 1944 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt Pickering  7 May 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Local Defence Adviser
Sqn Ldr Heyes 10 May 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Chaplain
Flt Lt Meekings 14 May 1944 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Hodda 16 May 1944 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr Gurney 19 May 1944 Chaplain, departed on posting
Flt Lt Band 28 May 1944 Arrived on posting for Meteorological duties
Flt Lt Aitken 28 May 1944 Arrived on posting for Meteorological duties
Fg Off De Meyse-Bucknall  1 Jun 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Interpreter
Sqn Ldr Conroy  8 Jun 1944 Departed on posting
Fg Off Foster 10 Jun 1944 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt Meekings 11 Jun 1944 Departed on posting
Fg Off Harte 24 Jun 1944 Departed on posting
Fg Off Whybrow 26 Jun 1944 Arrived on posting
Fg Off L F Conder 15 Aug 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Electrical Engineer Officer
Wg Cdr Wilkinson 22 Aug 1944 Relinquished command of No 149 Airfield on posting to No 18 PTC pending posting overseas
Wg Cdr Hiltz 22 Aug 1944 Assumed command of No 149 Airfield
Wg Cdr T N Heyes 26 Aug 1944 Arrived on posting
Fg Off J T Letley  3 Sep 1944 Engineer Officer, departed on posting
Fg Off Dalton  4 Sep 1944 Signals (Radar) Officer, departed on posting
Fg Off De Meyse-Bucknall  6 Sep 1944 Interpreter, departed on posting
Fg Off Hunt 24 Sep 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Signals (Radar) Officer
Fg Off Longstreet 24 Sep 1944 Signals (Radar) Officer, departed on posting
Fg Off Hunt  8 Oct 1944 Signals (Radar) Officer, departed on posting
Flt Lt Aitken 10 Oct 1944 Meteorological Officer, departed on posting
Flt Lt Carson 10 Oct 1944 Arrived on posting for Meteorological duties
Sqn Ldr O'Mahoney 11 Oct 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Chaplain
Plt Off Long 25 Oct 1944 Signals Officer, departed on posting
Sqn Ldr Heyes 14 Nov 1944 Chaplain, departed on posting
Sqn Ldr Ashley  6 Dec 1944 Arrived on posting for duty as Chaplain
Fg Off Lawson 12 Dec 1944 Accountant Officer, posted to No 85 Group

Source - No 149 Wing ORB (AIR 26/213)

Unit Composition and Movements 1944

Date Notes
 1 Mar 1944 Formed at RAF Castle Camps as No 149 Airfield  in No 25 Wing, No 85 Group
 1 Mar 1944 No 410 Sqn taken over on formation
 8 Mar 1944 No 486 Sqn arrived from RAF Drem
18 Mar  1944 Transferred to the direct control of No 85 Group
18 Apr 1944 1st LAA/SL Battery RA arrived on attachment
25 Apr 1944 Advance party departed RAF Castle Camps for Deanland ALG
28 Apr 1944 Main party departed RAF Castle Camps for Deanland ALG
28 Apr 1944 No 410 Sqn moved to RAF Hunsdon
28 Apr 1944 Advance parties, Nos 64, 234 and 611 Sqns arrived at Deanland ALG
29 Apr 1944 Main parties, Nos 64, 234 and 611 Sqns arrived at Deanland ALG
29 Apr 1944 No 486 Sqn moved to No 150 Airfield, Newchurch
30 Apr 1944 Rear party departed RAF Castle Camps for Deanland ALG
 5 May 1944 No 2750 Sqn RAF Regiment arrived
12 May 1944 Redesignated No 149 Wing
19 Jun 1944 No 234 Sqn departed for RAF Predannack
23 Jun 1944 Nos 64 and 611 Sqns departed to RAF Harrowbeer
28 Jun 1944 Advance party departed Deanlands ALG for RAF Zeals
28 Jun 1944 Main party departed Deanlands ALG for RAF Zeals
29 Jun 1944 Nos 410 and 488 Sqns taken over
28 Jul 1944 No 149 Wing and squadrons moved from RAF Zeals to RAF Colerne
 3 Sep 1944 Main party departed RAF Colerne for the Concentration Area (RAF Old Sarum)
 4 Sep 1944 Main party departed the Concentration Area (RAF Old Sarum) for the Marshalling Area
 7 Sep 1944 Main party departed the Marshalling Area for Southampton
 9 Sep 1944 Main party embarked onto five vessels
 9 Sep 1944 No 410 Sqn transferred to No 147 Wing for operations
10 Sep 1944 Main party set sail and anchored off Utah Beach
12 Sep 1944 Unloading commenced
13 Sep 1944 92 x vehicles off-loaded and proceeded to Creully
14 Sep 1944 Remainder of vehicles off-loaded and proceeded to Creully
19 Sep 1944 Wing departed Creully for B.48 Amiens-Glisy
20 Sep 1944 Wing arrived at B.48 Amiens-Glisy
22 Sep 1944 No 410 Sqn arrived at B.48 Amiens-Glisy from No 147 Wing
27 Sep 1944 No 409 Sqn arrived from No 148 Wing
 4 Oct 1944 No 409 Sqn departed to No 148 Wing
 9 Oct 1944 No 6029 SE arrived
10 Oct 1944 No 219 Sqn arrived from No 147 Wing
 3 Nov 1944 No 410 Sqn transferred to No 148 Wing, B.51 Lille-Vendeville
15 Nov 1944 No 488 Sqn arrived from No 147 Wing, RAF Hunsdon

Source - No 149 Wing ORB (AIR 26/213) & RAF Flying Training and Support Units - Air Britain

Personnel Movements 1945

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Fg Off A S Pinnion  6 Jan 1945 Engineer Officer, departed on posting
Fg Off L F Conder  8 Jan 1945 Electrical Engineer Officer, departed on posting
Sqn Ldr Meekings 16 Jan 1945 Arrived on posting for duty as Senior Flying Control Officer
Sqn Ldr Richards 16 Jan 1945 Senior Flying Control Officer, departed on posting
Flt Lt Hunt  4 Mar 1945 Arrived on posting for duty as Intelligence Officer
Fg Off Biggerstaff  4 Mar 1945 Arrived on posting for duty as Intelligence Officer
Fg Off Cooke  4 Mar 1945 Arrived on posting for duty as Intelligence Officer
Fg Off Grant  4 Mar 1945 Posted from No 219 Sqn
Fg Off Green  6 Mar 1945 Arrived on posting for duty as Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr L E A Robinson  8 Mar 1945 Sqn Ldr - Administrative, departed on posting
Sqn Ldr Collier 10 Mar 1945 Arrived on posting for duty as Sqn Ldr - Administrative
Fg Off Moon 24 Mar 1945 Arrived on posting for duty as MT Officer
Gp Capt V R Moon 26 Mar 1945 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 149 Wing
Sqn Ldr Ashley  2 Apr 1945 Chaplain, departed on posting
Fg Off Moon 30 Apr 1945 MT Officer, posted to No 130 TU
Fg Off Watkins  4 May 1945 Intelligence Officer, departed on posting
Sqn Ldr Skelton  5 May 1945 Arrived on posting for duty as C of E Chaplain
Fg Off Biggerstaff  6 May 1945 Intelligence Officer, departed on posting
Sqn Ldr O'Mahoney  7 May 1945 RC Chaplain, departed on posting
Plt Off Tyler 19 May 1945 Arrived on posting for duty as MT Officer
Fg Off Gorrill 21 May 1945 Fire and Gas Officer, departed on posting
Flt Lt Dilley 23 May 1945 MT Officer, departed on posting
Flt Lt Pickering 23 May 1945 Local Defence Adviser, departed on posting
Gp Capt V R Moon 27 May 1945 Relinquished command of No 149 Wing on posting to No 87 Group
Wg Cdr Watts 27 May 1945 Wg Cdr - Flying, assumed command of No 149 Wing

Source - No 149 Wing ORB (AIR 26/213)

Unit Composition and Movements 1945

Date Notes
 5 Jan 1945 Advance party, No 410 Sqn arrived from No 148 Wing, B.51 Lille-Vendeville
 6 Jan 1945 Main party, No 410 Sqn arrived from No 148 Wing, B.51 Lille-Vendeville
 3 Apr 1945 Advance party departed B.48 Amiens-Glisy for B.77 Gilze-Rijen
 5 Apr 1945 Main party departed B.48 Amiens-Glisy for B.77 Gilze-Rijen
26 Apr 1945 No 488 Sqn departed on disbandment
26 Apr 1945 No 264 Sqn arrived from B.51 Lille-Vendeville
There are no entries in the ORB after 31 May 1945
 9 Jun 1945 No 149 Wing disbanded

Source - No 149 Wing ORB (AIR 26/213) & RAF Flying Training and Support Units - Air Britain

 
 

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