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No 166 Wing Personnel, units and locations


This was formed from SHQ, RAF Jessore on 1 October 1942 as No 166 (Tactical) Wing in No 224 Group as an Offensive Fighter HQ initially comprising Nos 607 and 615 Squadrons as well as No 87 ASP and No 125 RSU and was redesignated RAF Wing HQ Chittagong on 1 October 1944. 

Personnel Movements 1942

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Wg Cdr H M Stephen  1 Oct 1942 Posted in for duty as Office Commanding
Plt Off E T C Durrant  8 Oct 1942 Posted in from RAF Alipore for duty as Controller
Flt Lt A C Torry  9 Oct 1942 Senior Administrative Officer (ex RAF Jessore) posted to HQ No 224 Group for 'P' Staff duties
Sqn Ldr N J Mowat 15 Oct 1942 Posted in from No 169 Wing for duty as Sqn Ldr - Flying wef 13 Oct 1942
Flt Lt R F Wells 15 Oct 1942 Arrived on posting in for Equipment duties wef 13 Oct 1942
Fg Off L J Peuleve 15 Oct 1942 Posted in for Operations duties wef 1 Oct 1942
Plt Off W R Roe 16 Oct 1942 Posted in for MT duties
Plt Off G H Masters 17 Oct 1942 Posted in from RAF Jessore for Operations (Controller) duties
Plt Off A R Chowdhury 18 Oct 1942 Posted in on commissioning for duty as Junior Administrative Officer
Plt Off S G Barnham 20 Oct 1942 Arrived on posting in for Operations duties wef 13 Oct 1942
Fg Off L A Fawke 22 Oct 1942 Posted in from RAF Jessore for Intelligence duties wef 1 Oct 1942
Fg Off G V Meredith 22 Oct 1942 Posted in from RAF Jessore for Engineer duties wef 1 Oct 1942
Fg Off B J Spearing 22 Oct 1942 Accountant Officer (ex RAF Jessore) posted to Base Accounts Office to Accounts duties
Fg Off H Annandale 22 Oct 1942 Posted in from HQ No 224 Group for Accountant duties
Flt Lt J E Richardson 24 Oct 1942 Posted in from HQ No 224 Group for Signals duties
Flt Lt F H Tann 24 Oct 1942 Posted in from No 607 Sqn for duty as Senior Administrative Officer
Flt Lt F H Tann 24 Oct 1942 Assumed duties of Senior Administrative Officer
Fg Off C F G Tyrrell 28 Oct 1942 Posted in from HQ No 224 Group for duty as Adjutant wef 26 Oct 1942
Fg Off C T Viney  4 Nov 1942 Armament Officer (ex RAF Jessore), posted to Bomb Disposal Course
Plt Off B J Brooks  4 Nov 1942 Posted in for duty as Armament Officer wef 1 Oct 1942
Fg Off L A Mowlam 23 Nov 1942 Attached from HQ No 224 Group for duty as Controller
Plt Off D Connard 28 Nov 1942 Arrived on posting in for Codes and Cypher duties
Flt Lt B G R Williams 12 Dec 1942 Posted in from R & R Party, Feni for Codes and Cypher duties
Plt Off W Neal 20 Dec 1942 Arrived on posting in from the UK for Codes and Cypher duties

Source - No 166 Wing ORB

Unit Composition and Movements 1942

Unit Date Notes
No 607 Sqn  1 Oct 1942 Joined the Wing on formation
No 615 Sqn  1 Oct 1942 Joined the Wing on formation
Advance Party, No 166 Wing  5 Dec 1942 Moved from Jessore to Feni by Air (2 x Hudsons)
1st Rail Party, No 166 Wing  5 Dec 1942 Departed from Jessore to Feni
No 615 Sqn  5 Dec 1942 Departed from Jessore to Feni
2nd Rail Party, No 166 Wing  6 Dec 1942 Departed from Jessore to Feni
1st Rail Party, No 166 Wing  9 Dec 1942 Arrived at Feni
2nd Rail Party, No 166 Wing 10 Dec 1942 Arrived at Feni (all equipment moved from the station by 12 Dec 1942)
Sea Party, No 166 Wing 13 Dec 1942 Arrived at Chittagong

Source - No 166 Wing ORB

Personnel Movements 1943

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Flt Lt J E La Frenais  1 Jan 1943 Arrived on posting in for duty as Sqn Ldr - Medical
Fg Off W R Roe 21 Jan 1943 Posted to No 226 Group as supernumerary for duty with MT Mobile Maintenance Unit
Fg Off F M Kendall  1 Feb 1943 Posted in from CRO Calcutta for duty as Wing MT Officer
Fg Off F Hankin  6 Feb 1943 Posted in for duty as Flt Lt - Intelligence
Fg Off L A Fawke  6 Feb 1943 Posted to HQ No 224 Group
Sqn Ldr N J Mowat  5 Mar 1943 Posted to No 607 Sqn for duty as Officer Commanding
Fg Off S G Barnham 10 Mar 1943 Operations Officer, posted to Comilla Switching Centre
Fg Off L A Mowlam  3 Apr 1943 Ceased to be attached from HQ No 224 Group on being posted in for duty as Controller
Wg Cdr H M Stephen 12 Apr 1943 Posted to HQ No 224 Group
Wg Cdr N J Mowat 12 Apr 1943 Posted in from No 607 Sqn and assumed command of the Wing
Plt Off A R Chowdhury 14 Apr 1943 Posted to AHQ India for duty with the Recruiting Directorate
Plt Off M Y Khan 15 Apr 1943 Posted in from No 194 Sqn for duty as Junior Administrative Officer
Flt Lt J E Richardson 16 Apr 1943 Posted to No 165 Wing for Signals duties
Flt Lt M F Whitney 16 Apr 1943 Posted in from No 165 Wing for Signals duties
Flt Lt H E Evans 22 Apr 1943 Posted in from AHQ India for duty as Flt Lt - Engineer
Flt Lt G V Meredith 24 Apr 1943 Posted to AHQ Bengal for duty as Sqn Ldr - Engineer
Act Flt Lt A Yates  2 May 1943 RAF Regiment, Posted in from AHQ Bengal wef 10 Mar 1943
Plt Off J Cooper 17 May 1943 Posted to AHQ India for duty as Flt Lt - Welfare wef 12 May 1943
Plt Off J Mc I Beattie 18 May 1943 Posted in from HQ No 224 Group for Intelligence duties wef 1 Jan 1943
Fg Off G H Masters 28 May 1943 Posted to No 5 Operations Room wef 1 Jan 1943
Plt Off E T C Durrant 28 May 1943 Posted to No 5 Operations Room wef 1 Jan 1943
Fg Off L J Peuleve 28 May 1943 Posted to No 5 Operations Room wef 1 Jan 1943
Fg Off L A Mowlam 28 May 1943 Posted to No 6 Operations Room wef 26 May 1943
Plt Off B W Hogshaw 28 May 1943 Posted in as supernumerary from No 224 Group for duty with Dohazari Working Party
Fg Off H Clegg 29 May 1943 Posted in as supernumerary from No 224 Group and detached to RAF Cox's Bazaar wef 23 May
Plt Off T J Burns  5 Jun 1943 Posted in as supernumerary from RAF St Thomas' Mount
Fg Off L R Shepherd  7 Jun 1943 Catering Officer, posted to BHQ Karachi
Plt Off I Weinberg 10 Jun 1943 Posted in from School of Discipline, Poona for Catering duties wef 23 May 1943
Sqn Ldr A W Ridler 17 Jun 1943 Posted in from School of Army Co-operation, Poona for duty as Sqn Ldr - Flying wef 12 Jun 1943
Plt Off E L Cornwall 26 Jun 1943 Posted in from the UK wef 11 Jun 1943
Plt Off B W Hogshaw 28 May 1943 Posted in as supernumerary for duty at Cox's Bazaar
Act Flt Lt B G R Williams  4 Jul 1943 Posted to RAF Mauripur for Codes and Cypher duties
Fg Off F M Kendall  6 Jul 1943 Posted to No 333 MU for MT duties
Plt Off C H Griffiths 16 Jul 1943 Posted in as supernumerary on commissioning for Administrative duties
Flt Lt R F H Wells 21 Jul 1943 Wing Equipment Officer, posted to Assault Wing, Bombay
Plt Off F C Birchall 21 Jul 1943 Posted in as supernumerary on commissioning for Codes and Cypher duties
Flt Lt M F Whitney  1 Aug 1943 Posted in from BHQ Calcutta for Signals duties wef 12 Jul 1943
Fg Off A Yates 14 Aug 1943 RAF Regiment, posted to RAF Regiment Depot, Secunderabad
Flt Lt H E Evans 14 Aug 1943 Posted to No 170 Wing for duty as Sqn Ldr - Engineer wef 17 Jul 1943
Flt Lt E G Jackson 14 Aug 1943 Posted in for duty as Flt Lt - Engineer wef 3 Aug 1943
Fg Off A R Spooner 14 Aug 1943 Posted in for duty as Flt Lt - Equipment wef 13 Aug 1943
Fg Off L Phillips 14 Aug 1943 Posted in as supernumerary for Signals duties at Cox's Bazaar wef 11 Aug 1943
Plt Off C H Griffiths 14 Aug 1943 Posted to HQ No 224 Group
Plt Off C I Clarke 14 Aug 1943 Posted from the supernumerary strength of the Wing
Plt Off J E Player 22 Aug 1943 Posted in as supernumerary on commissioning for Catering duties
Plt Off J E Player  3 Sep 1943 Posted to HQ No 293 Wing for Catering duties (Fg Off post) wef 22 Aug 1943
Flt Lt E G Jackson  3 Sep 1943 Posted to No 215 Sqn for Engineer duties wef 23 Aug 1943
Fg Off R H Phillips  3 Sep 1943 Posted in from No 615 Sqn for Engineer duties wed 1 Sep 1943
Plt Off J N Corbett 21 Sep 1943 Posted in as supernumerary from AHQ India for duty as Flt Lt - Armament wef 9 Sep 1943
Plt Off M A Mahmud 21 Sep 1943 Posted in as supernumerary from No 7 Sqn IAF pending disposal wef 18 Aug 1943
Flt Lt G C H Culley 25 Sep 1943 Posted in for duty as Flt Lt - Flying Control wef 22 Sep 1943
Fg Off Herbert 26 Sep 1943 Reported for duty
Plt Off H Charnley 30 Sep 1943 Posted in as supernumerary from for Flying Control duties
Sqn Ldr R N Stidolph  3 Oct 1943 Posted in for duty as Senior Medical Officer wef 12 Sep 1943
Flt Lt J E La Frenais  3 Oct 1943 Posted to No 320 MU wef 26 Sep 1943
Plt Off J Mc I Beattie  3 Oct 1943 Intelligence Officer, posted to HQ No 227 Group wef 29 Sep 1943
Fg Off R W Foote  3 Oct 1943 Posted in as supernumerary wef 15 Sep 1943
Plt Off E L Cornwall  3 Oct 1943 Posted to No 165 Wing for MT duties wef 9 Sep 1943
Flt Lt C Wilkes  5 Oct 1943 Posted in for duty as Flt Lt - Codes and Cypher
Fg Off J H Cullen  7 Oct 1943 Posted in as supernumerary from for Flying Control duties
Plt Off E H Prior 10 Oct 1943 Posted in as supernumerary for duty as Fg Off - Intelligence wef 11 Oct 1943
Fg Off R Bromley 11 Oct 1943 Posted in as supernumerary for Signals duties wef 19 Sep 1943
Plt Off K T J Fowler 12 Oct 1943 Posted in as supernumerary for Intelligence duties
Flt Lt T C Ramage 21 Oct 1943 Posted in for duty as Flt Lt - MT wef 1 Oct 1943
Fg Off R Bromley 22 Oct 1943 Posted to No 110 Sqn for Signals duties wef 15 Oct 1943
Plt Off H Charnley 23 Oct 1943 Posted to RAF Santa Cruz wef 1 Oct 1943
Wg Cdr R F Boyd 27 Oct 1943 Posted in from AHQ Bengal for duty as Wg Cdr - Flying
Plt Off B J Brook  7 Nov 1943 Posted to No 1 School of Technical Training wef 3 Sep 1943
Flt Lt F Hankin  9 Nov 1943 Posted to HQ No 165 Wing for Intelligence duties
Fg Off C D Webb  9 Nov 1943 Posted in for duty as Flt Lt - Intelligence
Sqn Ldr A W Ridler 13 Nov 1943 Posted to No 151 OTU pending formation of No 9 Sqn IAF
Fg Off J H Cullen 22 Nov 1943 Posted to No 62 Flying Control Section for Flying Control duties
Plt Off M A Mahmud 22 Nov 1943 Posted to No 9 School of Technical Training for duty as Fg Off - Admin wef  28 Srp 1943
Fg Off H Clegg 13 Dec 1943 Posted to RAF Assault Wing for Signals duties wef 15 Aug 1943
Wg Cdr N J Mowat 13 Dec 1943 Posted to AHQ Bengal wef 27 Oct 1943
Flt Lt G C H Culley 13 Dec 1943 Posted to No 41 Flying Control Section for Flying Control duties wef 9 Oct 1943
Flt Lt A N Johnstone 15 Dec 1943 Posted in for duty as Sqn Ldr - Flying
Fg Off J H Barron 16 Dec 1943 Posted in from No 42 Sqn as supernumerary for Codes and Cypher duties
Flt Lt H Annandale 18 Dec 1943 Posted to No 3 Hill Station for Accountant duties
Flt Lt T Rowley 18 Dec 1943 Posted in for duty as Flt Lt - Accounts
Fg Off L Phillips 18 Dec 1943 Posted as supernumerary to No 165 Wing
Plt Off S P S Mehta 18 Dec 1943 Posted to HQ No 167 Wing as OC, Dohazari Working Party wef 27 Oct 1943
Plt Off A R Chowdhury 18 Dec 1943 Posted in from O & CTC, Poona for Admin duties wef 23 Nov 1943
Plt Off M Y Khan 25 Dec 1943 Admin Officer, posted to No 379 AMES for duty Fg Off - Admin

Source - No 166 Wing ORB

Unit Composition and Movements 1943

Unit Date Notes
Advance Party (Signals), No 166 Wing 21 Jan 1943 Departed Feni for Chittagong by road and rail
1st MT Party, No 166 Wing 21 Jan 1943 Departed Feni for Chittagong by road
2nd MT Party, No 166 Wing 22 Jan 1943 Departed Feni for Chittagong by road
Main Rail Party, No 166 Wing 23 Jan 1943 Departed Feni for Chittagong
HQ No 166 Wing 24 Jan 1943 Established at Enayeth Road, Chittagong
No 136 Sqn 24 Jan 1943 Joined the Wing
No 607 Sqn 25 Mar 1943 Left the Wing for a rest at Alipore
Air element, No 67 Sqn 25 Mar 1943 Arrived from No 293 Wing on joining the Wing
Personnel, No 67 Sqn  3 Apr 1943 Arrived from No 293 Wing on joining the Wing
No 146 Sqn det  9 Apr 1943 Joined the Wing
No 615 Sqn  3 May 1943 Left the Wing
No 82 Sqn det 31 May 1943 Arrived for temporary attachment
Advance Party, No 136 Sqn 17 Jun 1943 Left the Wing for Baigachi
No 261 Sqn 22 Jun 1943 Joined the Wing
Main Party, No 136 Sqn 22 Jun 1943 Left the Wing for Baigachi
Rear Party, No 136 Sqn 26 Jun 1943 Left the Wing for Baigachi
No 45 Sqn det 26 Jun 1943 Arrived from Digri
No 82 Sqn det 27 Jun 1943 Left to return to Parent Unit
No 146 Sqn det xx Sep 1943 Left the Wing
No 615 Sqn 31 Oct 1943 Rejoined the Wing
No 67 Sqn 30 Nov 1943 Left the Wing for Alipore to re-equip with Spitfire VIIIs
No 607 Sqn 30 Nov 1943 Rejoined the Wing from Alipore
No 79 Sqn  6 Dec 1943 Joined the Wing
No 258 Sqn 13 Dec 1943 Joined the Wing
No 261 Sqn 14 Dec 1943 Left the Wing
No 136 Sqn 27 Dec 1943 Joined the Wing

Source - No 166 Wing ORB

Personnel Movements 1944

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Plt Off K T J Fowler  1 Jan 1944 Posted to No 79 Sqn for duty as Fg Off - Intelligence
Fg Off V W Brownrigg  1 Jan 1944 Posted in as supernumerary from No 79 Sqn for Intelligence duties
Sqn Ldr Jourdain  2 Feb 1944 Chaplain, ceased to be attached and proceeded to No 168 Wing
Flt Lt Dawson  2 Feb 1944 Attached from HQ No 224 Group for Accounts duties
Flt Lt T Rowley  3 Feb 1944 Posted to No 320 MU for Accounts duties
Sqn Ldr McIntyre  3 Feb 1944 Chaplain, returned from sick leave
Maj Smallwood  7 Feb 1944 ALO, proceeded to Bhatpara on posting
Sqn Ldr McIntyre  7 Feb 1944 Chaplain, proceeded on posting to No 189 Wing
Sqn Ldr H Rodger 23 Feb 1944 Arrived on posting in to command No 16 Static Admin Unit
Wg Cdr R F Boyd 17 Mar 1944 Proceeded to Alipore to assume command of No 293 Wing
Sqn Ldr A N Johnstone 17 Mar 1944 Assumed temporary command of No 166 Wing
Fg Off P H E R Dunn 18 Mar 1944 Attached to Dohazari as OC, No 3 Servicing Party)
Wg Cdr A S Forbes 28 Mar 1944 Posted in and assumed command of No 166 Wing
Sqn Ldr A N Johnstone 28 Mar 1944 Relinquished temporary command of No 166 Wing
Flt Lt Dawson 15 Apr 1944 Ceased to be attached from HQ No 224 Group for Accounts duties
Act Sqn Ldr J Rashleigh 21 Apr 1944 Posted in from No 293 Wing for duty as Sqn Ldr - Flying
Plt Off Johnson 26 Apr 1944 Attached from No 224 Group for Intelligence duties
Fg Off V W Brownrigg 29 Apr 1944 Posted to HQ ACSEA for Intelligence duties
Fg Off Khalid 22 May 1944 Attached from No 224 Group for temporary Codes and Cypher duties
Flt Lt T C Ramage  7 Jun 1944 Attached to HQ 3rd TAF
Fg Off Robinson  9 Jun 1944 Arrived on attachment from No 9 Sqn IAF for to No 41 Flying Control Section
Fg Off Robinson 24 Jun 1944 Ceased to be attached to No 41 Flying Control Section on posting to No 165 Wing
Fg Off McNeill  2 Jul 1944 Proceeded to Calcutta by air for temporary duty
Plt Off A R Chowdhury  2 Jul 1944 Proceeded on sick leave
Sqn Ldr J Rashleigh  5 Jul 1944 Attached to No 224 Group for Air Staff duties
Flt Lt Tyrrell  5 Jul 1944 Proceeded to Calcutta by air for treatment at No 47 BMH
Fg Off McNeill 10 Jul 1944 Returned from Calcutta on completion of temporary duty
Fg Off Fabian 10 Jul 1944 Returned from Shillong on completion of temporary duty
Capt Parsons 12 Jul 1944 ALO, returned on completion of temporary duty
Flt Lt T H Elliott 14 Jul 1944 Arrived on posting from No 5 Transit Camp for duty as Senior Administrative Officer
Fg Off Ledwidge 16 Jul 1944 Posted in for duty with No 41 Flying Control Section
Flt Lt Harrison 18 Jul 1944 Posted in from No 223 Group for duty as Wing Adjutant
Fg Off Weinberg 18 Jul 1944 Returned from Calcutta on completion of temporary duty
Flt Lt C Wilkes 19 Jul 1944 Posted to No 172 Wing
Sqn Ldr F H Tann 21 Jul 1944 Posted to No 151 OTU
Flt Lt J N Corbett 21 Jul 1944 Proceeded on attachment to Armada Road for Gunnery Leaders' Course
Plt Off A R Chowdhury 24 Jul 1944 Returned from sick leave
Plt Off R I Jones 31 Jul 1944 Posted in from HQ 3rd TAF for Intelligence duties
Plt Off Haire  5 Aug 1944 Posted in from No 180 Wing for MT duties
Plt Off Haire  6 Aug 1944 Proceeded to HQ 3rd TAF on temporary duty whilst awaiting reposting
Fg Off I Weinberg  7 Aug 1944 Catering Officer, posted to No 312 MU
Fg Off Rajaepolan  7 Aug 1944 Arrived on posting to No 16 Static Admin Unit for Signals duties
Flt Lt R H D Singh  8 Aug 1944 Arrived from HQ 3rd TAF for temporary duty as Armament Officer
Flt Lt R R McKenzie  9 Aug 1944 Posted in from No 172 Wing for duty as Senior Cypher Officer
Wg Cdr A S Forbes 15 Aug 1944 Relinquished command of No 166 Wing on posting to HQ No 221 Group for duty as SASO
Sqn Ldr R Mayes 16 Aug 1944 Assumed temporary command of No 166 Wing
Fg Off Read 16 Aug 1944 Posted from Calibration Flight to 3rd TAF Communications Sqn
Gp Capt J B Lynch 17 Aug 1944 Posted in from No 169 Wing for duty as Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr R Mayes 18 Aug 1944 Relinquished temporary command of No 166 Wing
Gp Capt J B Lynch 18 Aug 1944 Assumed command of No 166 Wing
Flt Lt Spooner 18 Aug 1944 Returned from Calcutta on completion of temporary duty
Flt Lt Rajaepolan 23 Aug 1944 Arrived on posting to No 16 Static Admin Unit for MT duties
Flt Lt J N Corbett  1 Sep 1944 Returned from Armada Road on completion Gunnery Leaders' Course
Flt Lt Statham 15 Sep 1944 Arrived on temporary duty as Senior Administrative Officer
Plt Off W E Hammond 16 Sep 1944 Posted in on commissioning
Fg Off C Bruce 17 Sep 1944 Posted in from No 307 MU for Catering duties
Flt Lt C D Webb 18 Sep 1943 Flt Lt - Intelligence, proceeded on temporary duty to HQ 3rd TAF
Flt Lt A H Floyd 23 Sep 1944 Posted in from No 303 MU for Equipment duties
Plt Off W E Hammond 27 Sep 1944 Posted to No 364 MU
Gp Capt J B Lynch 29 Sep 1944 Relinquished command of No 166 Wing
Sqn Ldr R B Morison 29 Sep 1944 Assumed command of No 166 Wing

Source - No 166 Wing ORB

Unit Composition and Movements 1944

Unit Date Notes
No 258 Sqn 24 Jan 1944 Left the Wing
No 176 Sqn det  2 Feb 1944 Joined the Wing
No 615 Sqn xx Feb 1944 Left the Wing
No 136 Sqn 19 Feb 1944 Left the Wing
No 152 Sqn 21 Feb 1944 Joined the Wing at Double Moorings
459th Sqn USAAF  1 Mar 1944 Joined the Wing
No 30 Sqn xx Mar 1944 Joined the Wing
No 136 Sqn 17 Apr 1944 Arrived from Imphal and joined the Wing
530th Sqn USAAF 11 May 1944 Joined the Wing
No 79 Sqn 25 May 1944 Left the Wing to re-equip
530th Sqn USAAF 25 May 1944 Left the Wing
No 9 Sqn IAF 29 May 1944 Joined the Wing
No 176 Sqn det 21 Jun 1944 Left the Wing on return to Biagachi
No 273 Sqn  9 Jul 1944 Arrived from Ratmalana to join the Wing
No 9 Sqn IAF 10 Jul 1944 Left the Wing
No 152 Sqn 17 Jul 1944 Left the Wing
No 136 Sqn  1 Aug 1944 Left the Wing
No 273 Sqn 26 Aug 1944 Left the Wing
No 117 Sqn det  1 Sep 1944 Joined the Wing
No 89 Sqn det 22 Sep 1944 Joined the Wing
No 9 Sqn IAF 23 Sep 1944 Joined the Wing

Source - No 166 Wing ORB

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