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No 170 Wing Personnel, units and locations


This was formed at Pandaveswar and Salbani on 1 October 1942 as No 170 (Medium Bomber) (Mobile) Wing in No 221 Group initially comprising Nos 99, 159 and 215 Squadrons as well as No 90 ASP and No 123 RSU becoming wholly based at Salbani on 15 October, with Digri as a satellite and was redesignated RAF Wing HQ Imphal on 1 October 1944.

Personnel Movements 1942

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Gp Capt R C Wilson  1 Oct 1942 Attached from HQ No 221 Group as Officer Commanding, detached to Salbani
Wg Cdr W L Jones  1 Oct 1942 Officer Commanding, No 99 Sqn, commanding Main Party at Pandeveswar
Sqn Ldr W H Terry  1 Oct 1942 Posted in on formation as Senior Administrative Officer, detached to Salbani
Sqn Ldr A T Richardson  1 Oct 1942 Posted in on formation as Wing Operations Officer
Sqn Ldr D M Harper  1 Oct 1942 Posted in on formation for duty as  Wing Padre
Flt Lt E Driver  1 Oct 1942 Posted in on formation but detached to AHQ India
Fg Off M B Cookson  1 Oct 1942 Posted in on formation but detached to HQ No 221 Group
Fg Off A G Ruston  1 Oct 1942 Posted in on formation for Armament duties
Plt Off W S Pearcey  1 Oct 1942 Posted in on formation
Plt Off J W Allan  1 Oct 1942 Posted in on formation
Plt Off K V Brown  1 Oct 1942 Posted in on formation
Plt Off C N T Trotter  1 Oct 1942 Posted in on formation
Plt Off H F Wilson  1 Oct 1942 Posted in on formation
Plt Off G F Soper  1 Oct 1942 Posted in on formation
Gp Capt R C Wilson  4 Oct 1942 Returned from Salbani and ceased to be attached from HQ No 221 Group as Officer Commanding
Flt Lt E Driver  5 Oct 1942 Posted to AHQ India
Wg Cdr C G Skinner  5 Oct 1942 Officer Commanding, No 159 Sqn, assumed  temporary command
Sqn Ldr A T Richardson  5 Oct 1942 Proceeded to Salbani
Plt Lt L J Lees  8 Oct 1942 Posted in for duty
Gp Capt G S Broughall 13 Oct 1942 Arrived on posting from HQ No 221 Group and assumed command wef 6 Oct 1942
Wg Cdr C G Skinner 13 Oct 1942 Relinquished assumed  temporary command
Plt Off J N M Heffer 20 Oct 1942 Posted in for duty
Flt Lt Colman 31 Oct 1942 Medical Officer, attached from No 159 Sqn
Fg Off Morris 31 Oct 1942 Attached from No 215 Sqn
Flt Lt L E Durrant  9 Nov 1942 Posted in from No 45 Sqn and detached to HQ No 221 Group
Sqn Ldr W H Terry xx Nov 1942 Senior Administrative Officer, posted to Shillong
Sqn Ldr O D Freeman xx Nov 1942 Posted in for duty as Senior Administrative Officer
Plt Off R Dryden xx Nov 1942 Posted in for Intelligence/Operations duties
Plt Off S H Wisdom xx Nov 1942 Posted in for Intelligence/Operations duties
Sqn Ldr O D Freeman  3 Dec 1942 Posted to AHQ India
Flt Lt L E Durrant  7 Dec 1942 Arrived on posting on ceasing to be detached to HQ No 221 Group
Flt Lt J H Robertson 10 Dec 1942 Posted in from C & M Party, Madhaiganj
Fg Off A W L Burke 12 Dec 1942 Posted in from No 171 Wing for Armament duties
Fg Off A G Ruston 14 Dec 1942 Wing Armament Officer, posted to HQ No 221 Group
Flt Lt J W Underhill 17 Dec 1942 Posted in from the UK for Dental duties
Plt Off W Stacey 19 Dec 1942 Posted in from the UK
Plt Off R Dryden 23 Dec 1942 Posted as supernumerary to Code and Cypher School, Solan
Fg Off E R Jones-Humphries xx Dec 1942 Attached from No 171 Wing for Photographic duties

Source - No 170 Wing ORB

Unit Composition and Movements 1942

Unit Date Notes
Care & Maintenance Party, Salbani  1 Oct 1942 Taken over on formation
No 99 Sqn  1 Oct 1942 Joined the Wing at Pandeveswar
No 159 Sqn  1 Oct 1942 Joined the Wing
Advance Party, No 170 Wing  9 Oct 1942 Proceeded from Pandeveswar to Salbani
Main Party, No 170 Wing 16 Oct 1942 Proceeded from Pandeveswar to Salbani by rail
Advance Party, No 99 Sqn 23 Oct 1942 Moved from Pandeveswar to Digri
Main Party, No 99 Sqn 25 Oct 1942 Moved from Pandeveswar to Digri
Advance Party, No 90 ASP 28 Oct 1942 Moved from Pandeveswar to Digri
Advance Party, No 215 Sqn 31 Oct 1942 Arrived at Salbani
No 123 RSU  5 Nov 1942 Joined the Wing
Advance Party, No 160 Sqn  9 Nov 1942 Arrived at Salbani from Quetta and joined the Wing
Main Party, No 160 Sqn 15 Nov 1942 Arrived at Salbani from Quetta and joined the Wing

Source - No 170 Wing ORB

Personnel Movements 1943

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Maj W S Evans 26 Jan 1943 Arrived for duty as Wing Field Engineer
Plt Off H A Willson  1 Jan 1943 Posted in from No 221 Group for Intelligence/Operations duties
Plt Off H Lee  3 Jan 1943 Posted in ITC Lahore on commissioning for MT duties
Plt Off W Westwood  6 Jan 1943 Posted in from No 168 Wing pending disposal
Flt Lt G H Campbell 17 Jan 1943 Attached from No 978 Sqn for Medical duties
Plt Off M D Lister 25 Jan 1943 Attached from AHQ India for Intelligence duties
Sqn Ldr S J Matthews 28 Jan 1943 Attached from AHQ Bengal for duty as Padre
Fg Off E R Jones-Humphries 29 Jan 1943 Ceased to be attached for Photographic duties on returning to No 171 Wing
Fg Off C B E Morgan 31 Jan 1943 Posted in from No 160 Sqn for Intelligence duties
Sqn Ldr R F Beddow  5 Feb 1943 Posted in from No 175 Wing for duty as Senior Intelligence Officer,
Sqn Ldr A T Richardson  8 Feb 1943 Senior Intelligence Officer, posted to No 175 Wing
Flt Lt G H Campbell  8 Feb 1943 Ceased to be attached for Medical duties on attachment to No 27 Sqn
Fg Off A E Little 12 Feb 1943 Posted from No 170 Wing Non-effective, sick strength to No 34 Sqn
Fg Off P S Voss 18 Feb 1943 Posted from No 170 Wing Non-effective, sick strength to No 34 Sqn
Plt Off J J Coupell 22 Feb 1943 Posted in from No 34 Sqn as Non-effective, sick
Fg Off A E Little  1 Mar 1943 Posted in from No 34 Sqn as Non-effective, sick
Fg Off P S Voss  1 Mar 1943 Posted in from No 34 Sqn as Non-effective, sick
Plt Off C Evans  1 Mar 1943 Posted in from No 34 Sqn as Non-effective, sick
Flt Lt T R Davidson  2 Mar 1943 posted in from No 2 Wireless Unit for Medical duties
Maj J Pease  5 Mar 1943 Arrived at Silchar for duty as ALO
Plt Off C D Webb  5 Mar 1943 Posted in from No 175 Wing for Intelligence duties
Flt Lt J M Gunn 12 Mar 1943 Posted in from AHQ India for Armament duties
Fg Off A W L Burke 12 Mar 1943 Posted to HQ No 221 Group for Armament duties
Fg Off C B E Morgan 15 Jan 1943 Posted to No 159 Sqn for Intelligence duties
Fg Off N A Brothers  5 Mar 1943 Posted in from AHQ Bengal for Codes and Cypher duties
Plt Off A W Rogerson 28 Mar 1943 RAF Regiment, detached to No 42 Sqn
Plt Off M G Fountain  1 Apr 1943 Attached from No 45 Sqn for Signals duties
Flt Lt J W Underhill  1 Apr 1943 Detached to No 171 Wing for Dental duties
Plt Off C Evans  1 Apr 1943 Posted to Base HQ, Bombay as Non-effective, sick
Act Flt Lt J Rudsdale 14 Apr 1943 Posted in from C & M /Party, Baigachi
Plt Off W J Marshall 17 Apr 1943 Posted in from No 34 Sqn
Flt Lt J Rudsdale 17 Apr 1943 Assumed duties of Wing Adjutant
Flt Lt J Ensell xx Apr 1943 GD (G), posted in
Flt Lt L E Durrant 21 Apr 1943 Posted as supernumerary to HQ No 221 Group
Act Sqn Ldr J N C Law  7 Apr 1943 Posted in from No 320 MU for Engineer duties
Plt Off W S Wood 18 Apr 1943 Attached from No 1 Refuelling and Rearming Party
Plt Off E R Armstrong 24 Apr 1943 Attached from AHQ Bengal for Accounts duties
Fg Off W A Downes 21 Apr 1943 Reposted from supernumerary, No 170 Wing to Flt Lt - Navigation
Act Flt Lt F C Wilson 29 May 1943 Posted to RAF Regiment Depot, Secunderabad
Plt Off W J Marshall  7 May 1943 Detached to School of Admin, Poona for Admin Course
Plt Off H Lee 18 May 1943 Posted to No 171 Wing for duty as Fg Off - MT
Plt Off S R White 25 May 1943 Posted in from AHQ India for Photographic duties
Plt Off J C Wilson 27 May 1943 Posted in as supernumerary for MT duties
Plt Off R S Hartnell  1 Jun 1943 Posted in as supernumerary from No 23 ASC
Plt Off E W Birtwistle  1 Jun 1943 Posted in from the UK for Signals duties
Plt Off M G Fountain xx Jun 1943 Ceased to be attached on posting in for Signals duties wef 1 Apr 1943
Plt Off J J Coupell 22 Feb 1943 Posted to BHQ, Bombay as Non-effective, sick pending embarkation
Plt Off M G Fountain  8 Jun 1943 Proceeded to No 51 Embarkation Unit pending repatriation to the UK
Plt Off W J Marshall 14 Jul 1943 Posted to RAF BHQ Calcutta as non-effective, sick
Plt Off R S Hartnell 14 Jul 1943 Posted to RAF BHQ Calcutta as non-effective, sick
Plt Off W S Wood 17 Jun 1943 Attached from No 2 Refuelling and Rearming Party
Flt Lt H I Evans 17 Jul 1943 Posted in from No 166 Wing for duty as Sqn Ldr - Engineering (arrived later)
Plt Off S N Prevezer 16 Jul 1943 Posted in from AHQ Bengal for Intelligence duties (Fg Off post)
Sqn Ldr J H Robertson 22 Jul 1943 Proceeded to Calcutta for Hygiene and Sanitation Course
Plt Off S N Prevezer 26 Jul 1943 Posted in from AHQ Bengal for Intelligence duties (Fg Off post)
Flt Lt J W Underhill 31 Jul 1943 Detached to No 169 Wing for Dental duties
Act Sqn Ldr J N C Law  4 Aug 1943 Proceeded on posting to AHQ India for duty in AID wef  15 Jul 1943
Fg Off W R Giles  4 Aug 1943 Arrived on posting from CTTB Ambala for Photographic duties
Fg Off W R Giles 18 Aug 1943 Began setting up Wing Photo Section
Plt Off S R White xx Aug 1943 Posted to No 160 Sqn for Photographic duties on ceasing to be attached wef 14 May 1943
Flt Lt H I Evans 14 Aug 1943 Arrived from No 166 Wing for duty as Sqn Ldr - Engineering
Fg Off A L Taylor 20 Aug 1943 Posted in from No 42 Sqn for duty as Flt Lt - Intelligence/Operations
Act Flt Lt D F Spink 20 Aug 1943 Posted in from No 175 Wing for duty as Flt Lt - Intelligence/Operations (arrived later)
Act Flt Lt D F Spink 20 Aug 1943 Detached to Army Intelligence School, Karachi for course
Fg Off W Stacey 20 Aug 1943 Posted to No 84 Sqn for Codes and Cypher duties
Act Flt Lt S H Wisdom 20 Aug 1942 Reposted from Flt Lt - Intelligence post to Sqn Ldr - Intelligence post
Sqn Ldr R F Beddow 20 Aug 1943 Senior Intelligence Officer, posted to No 184 Wing
Fg Off A L Taylor 20 Aug 1943 Detached to No 42 Sqn for Intelligence/Operations duties
Flt Lt J W Underhill 21 Aug 1943 Ceased to be attached to No 169 Wing for Dental duties
Flt Lt J W Underhill 26 Aug 1943 Attached to No 42 Sqn for Dental duties
Flt Lt J W Underhill 29 Aug 1943 Attached to No 94 Equipment Park for Dental duties
Fg Off W A Downes  1 Sep 1943 Posted to No 59 Sqn pending formation of No 355 Sqn
Flt Lt J W Allan  1 Sep 1943 Posted to HQ No 221 Group for duty as Flt Lt - Signals
Act Flt Lt R C Lambert  1 Sep 1943 Posted in from HQ No 221 Group for Signals duties
Flt Lt S C Williams  7 Sep 1943 Attached from No 181 Wing for Medical duties
Plt Off W J Marshall  9 Sep 1943 Posted in as supernumerary from RAF BHQ Calcutta (non-effective, sick) for Admin duties
Plt Off W J Marshall  9 Sep 1943 Detached to No 113 Sqn for Admin duties
Plt Off E W Birtwistle 12 Sep 1943 Posted to AHQ Bengal for duty as Flt Lt - Signals
Plt Off R Fakhir Zaman 26 Aug 1943 Posted in as supernumerary from No 293 Wing
Plt Off L Carneris 12 Sep 1943 Posted in from Assault Wing for Signals duties
Fg Off A L Taylor xx Sep 1943 Ceased to be attached to No 42 Sqn for Intelligence/Operations duties
Plt Off L Carneris 29 Sep 1943 Detached to No 42 Sqn for Signals duties
Plt Off W J Marshall  5 Oct 1943 Posted to No 22 AASC for Admin duties
Flt Lt J W Underhill  8 Oct 1943 Ceased to be attached to No 94 Equipment Park for Dental duties
Fg Off J H Buick  9 Oct 1943 Posted as supernumerary to HQ No 221 Group for Intelligence duties
Plt Off F J N Cook  9 Oct 1943 Posted as supernumerary to HQ No 221 Group for Intelligence duties
Plt Off H A Phillips  9 Oct 1943 Posted as supernumerary to HQ No 221 Group for Intelligence duties
Fg Off J F Stott  9 Oct 1943 Posted as supernumerary to HQ No 221 Group for Intelligence duties
Flt Lt R R Richardson 10 Oct 1943 Attached from No 4 Radio Servicing Section for Signals duties
Fg Off S G H Randall 13 Oct 1943 Accountant Officer, reported for duty
Plt Off H A Phillips 15 Oct 1943 Posted to BHQ Calcutta as Non-effective, sick
Plt Off D R Jenkins 17 Oct 1943 Posted in as supernumerary on commissioning
Plt Off C S Marshall 19 Oct 1943 Intelligence Officer, reported for duty as supernumerary
Plt Off D R Jenkins 20 Oct 1943 Posted to No 7 Repair and Salvage Section
Flt Lt W J Smith 21 Oct 1943 Attached from No 60 Mobile Field Hospital for Dental duties
Flt Lt R R Richardson 30 Oct 1943 Ceased to be attached from No 4 Radio Servicing Section for Signals duties
Act Sqn Ldr J V Marshall  3 Nov 1943 Attached from HQ 3rd TAF
Plt Off J S Miller  4 Nov 1943 Posted in for Intelligence duties (Fg Off post)
Sqn Ldr F S A Moran  4 Nov 1943 Attached from No 60 Mobile Field Hospital for Medical duties
Fg Off C D Webb  5 Nov 1943 Posted to HQ No 221 Group for Intelligence duties wef 6 Oct 1943
Plt Off F J N Cook  5 Nov 1943 Detached to Army Intelligence School, Karachi for course
Fg Off J F Stott  6 Nov 1943 Reposted from supernumerary No 170 Wing for Fg Off -Intelligence duties
Fg Off I H Jones  8 Nov 1943 Posted in from HQ No 221 Group for Intelligence duties
Act Flt Lt D F Spink  8 Nov 1943 Returned from Army Intelligence School, Karachi on completion of course
Fg Off W R Giles 23 Nov 1943 Detached to No 168 Wing for temporary duty
Plt Off G T Marnitz  1 Dec 1943 Posted in from No 293 Wing for Intelligence duties (Fg Off post)
Plt Off F J N Cook  1 Dec 1943 Posted to No 113 Sqn for Intelligence duties (Fg Off post)
Fg Off I H Jones  1 Dec 1943 Posted to No 168 Wing for Intelligence duties
Fg Off N S Hands  1 Dec 1943 Attached to HQ 3rd TAF for Equipment duties
Flt Lt A A McLaren 14 Dec 1943 Posted in as supernumerary from No 233 Group for Engineer duties
Plt Off C S Marshall 15 Dec 1943 Reposted from supernumerary to Fg Off - Intelligence post
Flt Lt H I Evans 18 Dec 1943 Posted as supernumerary to HQ ACSEA
Fg Off J H Buick 23 Dec 1943 Posted to No 34 Sqn for Intelligence duties

Source - No 170 Wing ORB

Unit Composition and Movements 1943

Unit Date Notes
No 160 Sqn personnel 31 Jan 1943 Began moving to Ceylon
Advance Party, No 170 Wing 27 Feb 1943 Proceeded from Salbani to Silchar by rail
No 160 Sqn  1 Mar 1943 Left the Wing
Equipment Party, No 170 Wing  1 Mar 1943 Proceeded from Salbani to Silchar by rail
Advance Party, No 34 Sqn  1 Mar 1943 Arrived at Rajyeswarpur and joined the Wing
No 20 Sqn det  1 Mar 1943 Attached to the Wing but under the operational control of HQ 4 Corps, based at Imphal
No 28 Sqn det  1 Mar 1943 Attached to the Wing but under the operational control of HQ 4 Corps, based at Imphal
No 155 Sqn  1 Mar 1943 Attached to the Wing but under the administrative control of HQ No 224 Group, based at Imphal
Main Party, No 170 Wing  2 Mar 1943 Proceeded from Salbani to Silchar by rail
Main Party, No 170 Wing  4 Mar 1943 Arrived at Silchar and accommodated in Modern School buildings
Main Air Party, No 34 Sqn  4 Mar 1943 Arrived at Silchar and joined the Wing
No 159 Sqn  4 Mar 1943 Left the Wing
No 99 Sqn  4 Mar 1943 Left the Wing
Main Party, No 34 Sqn  5 Mar 1943 Arrived at Silchar and joined the Wing
Equipment Party, No 170 Wing  5 Mar 1943 Arrived at Silchar
ASC Rear Link 11 Mar 1943 Arrived at Silchar
No 42 Sqn 12 Mar 1943 Arrived at Rajyeswarpur on joining the Wing
No 34 Sqn 14 Mar 1943 Departed Rajyeswarpur for Kumbhirgram
ASC Rear Link 14 Mar 1943 Departed Silchar for Kumbhirgram
Detachment, Air Formation Signals 17 Mar 1943 Arrived at Silchar to take over construction and maintenance of line communications
ASC Rear Link 18 Mar 1943 Arrived at Rajyeswarpur from Kumbhirgram
ASC Rear Link 22 Mar 1943 Arrived at Silchar
No 2 Sqn IAF det  8 Apr 1943 Arrived at Imphall
No 20 Sqn det 24 Apr 1943 Left the Wing
No 34 Sqn  1 May 1943 Left the Wing
No 42 Sqn  1 May 1943 Departed Rajyeswarpur for Kumbhirgram
No 870 AMES 15 May 1943 Arrived at Silchar pending a move to Masimpur
Advance Party, No 170 Wing 16 May 1943 Departed from Silchar for Imphal
1st Road Party, No 170 Wing 25 May 1943 Departed from Silchar for Imphal
2nd Road Party, No 170 Wing 28 May 1943 Departed from Silchar for Imphal
1st Road Party, No 170 Wing  2 Jun 1943 Arrived at Imphal
2nd Road Party, No 170 Wing  2 Jun 1943 Arrived at Imphal
Signals/Cypher Sections, No 170 Wing  2 Jun 1943 Departed from Silchar for Imphal
Main Party 'A', No 170 Wing  4 Jun 1943 Departed from Silchar for Imphal
Main Party 'A', No 170 Wing  6 Jun 1943 Arrived at Imphal
Main Party 'B', No 170 Wing  6 Jun 1943 Departed from Silchar for Imphal
Signals/Cypher Sections, No 170 Wing  7 Jun 1943 Arrived at Imphal
Main Party 'B', No 170 Wing  7 Jun 1943 Arrived at Imphal
Rear Party, No 170 Wing 17 Jun 1943 Arrived at Imphal
Advance Party, No 155 Sqn 30 Jun 1943 Departed Imphal for Agartala for temporary operation due to unserviceability of strip at Imphal
No 155 Sqn  6 Jul 1943 Departed Imphal for Agartala for temporary operation due to unserviceability of strip at Imphal
No 28 Sqn det  7 Jul 1943 Departed Imphal for Agartala for temporary operation due to unserviceability of strip at Imphal
'D' Section, MTLRD 26 Jul 1943 Arrived at Imphal
Advance Party, No 155 Sqn 27 Aug 1943 Departed Agartala for Imphal
No 28 Sqn det 27 Aug 1943 Departed Agartala for Imphal
No 42 Sqn  1 Sep 1943 Stood down pending move to Yelahanka to convert to Hurricanes
No 28 Sqn  5 Sep 1943 Returned to Imphal from Agartala
No 155 Sqn  5 Sep 1943 Returned to Imphal from Agartala
No 146 Sqn 11 Oct 1943 Began operating with the Wing
No 258 Sqn  9 Oct 1943 Began operating with the Wing
No 45 Sqn 14 Oct 1943 Completed the move to Kumbhirgram and declared operational as part of the Wing
No 110 Sqn 18 Oct 1943 Completed the move to Kumbhirgram and declared operational as part of the Wing
Advance Party, No 34 Sqn 20 Oct 1943 Arrived at Palel
Advance Party, No 42 Sqn 22 Oct 1943 Moved to Palel
No 146 Sqn 22 Oct 1943 Conducted last operation in No 170 Wing
No 258 Sqn 26 Oct 1943 Conducted last operation in No 170 Wing
Personnel, No 24 Sqn 28 Oct 1943 Arrived at Palel
Advance Party, No 28 Sqn 31 Oct 1943 Arrived at Palel
No 45 Sqn  1 Nov 1943 Transferred to No 168 Wing
No 110 Sqn  1 Nov 1943 Transferred to No 168 Wing
No 34 Sqn  1 Nov 1943 Arrived at Palel from Alipore to join the Wing
No 28 Sqn  6 Nov 1943 Move to Imphal completed and joined the Wing
No 4440 AA Flight, RAF Regiment  8 Nov 1943 Arrived at Palel
Advance Party, No 42 Sqn 10 Nov 1943 Arrived at Palel
No 2943 Sqn, RAF Regiment 25 Nov 1943 Attached to the Wing at Palel
Advance Party, No 5 Sqn 28 Nov 1943 Arrived at Sapam to join the Wing
No 4440 AA Flight, RAF Regiment  3 Dec 1943 Moved from Palel to Sapam
Air Party, No 5 Sqn  5 Dec 1943 Arrived at Sapam
Main Party, No 42 Sqn 16 Dec 1943 Arrived at Palel to join the Wing
Main Party, No 5 Sqn 17 Dec 1943 Arrived at Sapam
Air Party, No 42 Sqn 18 Dec 1943 Arrived at Palel
Advance Party, No 113 Sqn 30 Dec 1943 Arrived at Dimapur ALG on joining the Wing

Source - No 170 Wing ORB

Personnel Movements 1944

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Act Flt Lt A L Taylor  5 Jan 1944 Posted to No 160 Wing for  Intelligence duties
Plt Off G T Marnitz  9 Jan 1944 Ceased to be attached to No 155 Sqn
Act Sqn Ldr S H Wisdom 17 Jan 1944 Posted to HQ No 231 Group for Intelligence duties
Fg Off J F Stott 17 Jan 1944 Posted to HQ No 221 Group for Intelligence duties
Flt Lt Henry 18 Jan 1944 Posted in from HQ No 221 Group for Intelligence duties
Plt Off H A Phillips 18 Jan 1944 Posted to HQ No 189 Wing for Intelligence duties
Plt Off L Carneris 24 Jan 1944 Ceased to be attached to No 42 Sqn for Signals duties
Fg Off A R Pratt 26 Jan 1944 Attached from No 81 Sqn for Intelligence duties
Act Flt Lt T G Hicks 27 Jan 1944 Posted in from No 169 Wing for Armament duties
Flt Lt J M Gunn 27 Jan 1944 Posted to RAF Korangi Creek for Armament duties
Fg Off C L Methuen  2 Feb 1944 Attached from HQ No 221 Group
Fg Off J Rudsdale  2 Feb 1944 Posted to BHQ Calcutta
Act Flt Lt K D Jopp  4 Feb 1944 Attached to HQ ACSEA
Fg Off A R Pratt  7 Feb 1944 Ceased to be attached from No 81 Sqn for Intelligence duties
Sqn Ldr A G MacIntyre 11 Feb 1944 Attached from HQ ACSEA for duty as Chaplain
Sqn Ldr K C Phillips 13 Feb 1944 Attached from HQ ACSEA for duty as Chaplain
Act Flt Lt D F Spink 15 Feb 1944 Posted to RAF Component, HQ Eastern Air Command for Intelligence duties
Plt Off J S Miller 16 Feb 1944 Attached to No 5 Sqn for Intelligence duties
Sqn Ldr S J Matthews 20 Feb 1944 Ceased to be attached from HQ ACSEA  for duty as Chaplain
Act Wg Cdr H G Goddard 21 Feb 1944 Posted in from No 176 Sqn
Flt Lt Ozmund 22 Feb 1944 Arrived to assume command of No 11 Static HQ
Fg Off W R Giles 22 Feb 1944 Attached to HQ No 221 Group for Photographic duties
Gp Capt G S Broughall 29 Feb 1944 Relinquished command of No 170 Wing on posting to HQ ACSEA
Act Wg Cdr H G Goddard 29 Feb 1944 Assumed command of No 170 Wing
Flt Lt J W Underhill  3 Mar 1944 Ceased to be attached from No 94 ASP for Dental duties
Act Sqn Ldr J V Marshall  3 Mar 1943 Posted in from HQ 3rd TAF
Fg Off A P O'Bank  4 Mar 1944 Posted in from HQ 3rd TAF
Plt Off L Carneris  5 Mar 1944 Posted to No 101 RSU for Signals duties
Act Sqn Ldr J V Marshall 29 Mar 1943 Attached to No 81 Sqn
Fg Off S G H Randall 28 Mar 1944 Accountant Officer, ceased to be attached from HQ 3rd TAF

Between April and August personnel movements cease to be recorded in F540

Wg Cdr P H Lee  5 Aug 1944 Wg Cdr - Flying, proceeded to Yelahanka for course on Thunderbolt aircraft
Flt Lt J S Duffy  5 Aug 1944 Wing Engineer Officer, proceeded to Yelahanka for course on Thunderbolt aircraft
Sqn Ldr T R Davison  7 Aug 1944 Senior Medical Officer, posted to SHQ RAF Ratmalana
Flt Lt D A Taunt  7 Aug 1944 Arrived on posting from RAF China Bay for Armament duties
Flt Lt T G Hicks 15 Aug 1944 Posted to No 230 Group for Armament duties
Wg Cdr P H Lee 16 Aug 1944 Wg Cdr - Flying, returned from Yelahanka on completion of course on Thunderbolt aircraft
Fg Off T O Davies 26 Aug 1944 Posted in from No 191 Sqn for Intelligence duties
Fg Off J Atkinson 26 Aug 1944 Catering Officer, proceeded to Calcutta on temporary duty
Flt Lt G S Ainsworth 14 Sep 1944 Posted in from No 177 SQn for duty as Wing Adjutant
Fg Off C L Methuen 14 Sep 1944 Wing Adjutant, posted to No 3 Hill Station
Fg Off H E Smead 14 Sep 1944 Posted in from the UK for Photographic duties
Wg Cdr H G Goddard 14 Sep 1944 Proceeded to Calcutta on temporary duty
Fg Off H E Smead 16 Sep 1944 Proceeded to HQ No 221 Group for temporary duty
Flt Lt J S Duffy 26 Sep 1944 Wing Engineer Officer, returned from Yelahanka on completion of course on Thunderbolt aircraft
Sqn Ldr R W Langrish 26 Sep 1944 Sqn Ldr - Admin, proceeded to Calcutta on temporary duty
Fg Off J Atkinson 26 Sep 1944 Catering Officer, proceeded to Calcutta on temporary duty

Source - No 170 Wing ORB

Unit Composition and Movements 1944

Unit Date Notes
Air Party, No 155 Sqn  3 Jan 1944 Departed Imphal for Alipore
Air Party, No 81 Sqn  4 Jan 1944 Arrived at Imphal on joining the Wing
12 Aircraft of No 81 Sqn  6 Jan 1944 Arrived at Imphal
No 81 Sqn  7 Jan 1944 Moved from Imphal to Tulihal
Advance Party, No 1 Sqn IAF  7 Jan 1944 Arrived at Imphal
Main Party, No 155 Sqn  8 Jan 1944 Departed Imphal for Alipore by road/rail on leaving the Wing
Main Party, No 81 Sqn 11 Jan 1944 Arrived at Tulihal
No 123 Sqn  6 Jan 1944 Arrived at Patharkandi on joining the Wing
2 aircraft, No 1582 Flt 22 Jan 1944 Arrived at Tulihal from Kumbhirgram
Station Administrative HQ 21 Jan 1944 Authorised from this date
Main Party, No 1 Sqn IAF 30 Jan 1944 Arrived at Imphal on joining the Wing
Rear Party, No 1 Sqn IAF 31 Jan 1944 Arrived at Imphal
No 123 Sqn xx Jan 1944 Left the Wing
Aircraft, No 1 Sqn IAF  1 Feb 1944 Arrived at Imphal
No 11 Sqn  2 Mar 1944 Moved from Feni to Sapam on joining the Wing
No 176 Sqn det  8 Mar 1944 Arrived at Kangla on joining the Wing
No 136 Sqn 11 Mar 1944 Moved from Rumkapalong to Wangjing on joining the Wing
No 113 Sqn 15 Mar 1944 Rejoined the Wing
HQ No 170 Wing 18 Mar 1944 Began move into No 221 Group defensive box
HQ No 170 Wing 19 Mar 1944 Completed move into No 221 Group defensive box
No 1582 Flt det 24 Mar 1944 Left the Wing
No 28 Sqn  7 Apr 1944 Left the Wing
No 28 Sqn det  7 Apr 1944 Joined the Wing
No 34 Sqn 11 Apr 1944 Completed move to Dergaon and left the Wing
No 136 Sqn 20 Apr 1944 Left the Wing
1 Flight, No 11 Sqn 21 Apr 1944 Moved from Tulihal to Kangla
No 176 Sqn det 27 Apr 1944 Moved from Tulihal to Kangla
No 607 Sqn 27 Apr 1944 Moved from Wangjing to Imphal on joining the Wing
No 5 Sqn 28 Apr 1944 Moved from Wangjing to Palel
No 615 Sqn  8 May 1944 Joined the Wing
No 20 Sqn det 15 May 1944 Joined the Wing
No 81 Sqn xx May 1944 Left the Wing
No 152 Sqn 31 May 1944 Moved from Comilla to Palel and joined the Wing
No 28 Sqn det 13 Jun 1944 Left the Wing
No 176 Sqn 20 Jun 1944 Left the Wing
No 607 Sqn  8 Jul 1944 Left the Wing
No 34 Sqn 23 Jul 1944 Joined the Wing
No 177 Sqn det  5 Aug 1944 Moved to Tulihal and joined the Wing
No 20 Sqn det  7 Aug 1944 Left the Wing
No 9 Static Admin Unit  9 Aug 1944 Moved from Silchar to Imphal
Aircraft, No 615 Sqn 10 Aug 1944 Departed from Palel to Baigaichi on leaving the Wing
Ground personnel, No 615 Sqn 11 Aug 1944 Departed from Palel to Baigaichi on leaving the Wing
6 aircraft of No 155 Sqn 11 Aug 1944 Arrived at Palel from Baigaichi on joining the Wing
Remaining aircraft of No 155 Sqn 14 Aug 1944 Arrived at Palel from Baigaichi
No 177 Sqn det 17 Aug 1944 Left the Wing
No 155 Sqn 22 Aug 1944 Completed move to Palel from Baigaichi
No 60 Sqn 20 Sep 1944 Joined the Wing

Source - No 170 Wing ORB and C G Jefford's 'RAF Squadrons'

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