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No 324 Wing Personnel, units and locations


This was formed at Wilmslow on 14 September 1942 as No 324 (Fighter) Wing for service in North Africa. A mobile wing HQ was set up at Maison Blanche on 13 November, moving to Souk-el-Arba in No 242 Group on 20 November.  On 18 February 1943 it joined Northwest African Tactical Air Force and was transferred to Northwest African Air Forces on 1 October but by June 1944 was under the control of the 64th Wing, 12th Tactical Air Command, USAAF, returning to RAF control in the form of No 202 Group on 12 Jul 1944 then to Desert Air Force on 6 October 1944 and disbanded on 10 June 1947. 

Personnel Movements 1942

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Gp Capt R B Lees 14 Sep 1942 Posted in for duty as Officer Commanding
Wg Cdr D A P McMillan 14 Sep 1942 Posted in for duty as Wg Cdr - Flying
Sqn Ldr K B Redmond 14 Sep 1942 Posted in for duty
Flt Lt J E Garner 14 Sep 1942 Posted in for duty
Flt Lt H C Robinson 14 Sep 1942 Posted in for duty
Flt Lt N D Barratt 14 Sep 1942 Posted in for duty
Flt Lt J A Browning 14 Sep 1942 Posted in for duty
Flt Lt H J O'Mahoney 14 Sep 1942 Posted in for duty
Flt Lt A W Darnell 14 Sep 1942 Posted in for duty
Flt Lt C N Clarke 14 Sep 1942 Posted in for duty
Flt Lt J W Burley 14 Sep 1942 Posted in for duty
Flt Lt M S Bowmaker 14 Sep 1942 Posted in for duty
Flt Lt H E Richardson 14 Sep 1942 Posted in for duty
Flt Lt J C Garland 14 Sep 1942 Posted in for duty
Fg Off R E Gray 14 Sep 1942 Posted in for duty
Fg Off G L Stones 14 Sep 1942 Posted in for duty
Plt Off M W Fell 14 Sep 1942 Posted in for duty
Plt Off W J Blomfield 14 Sep 1942 Posted in for duty
Plt Off C E Morgans 14 Sep 1942 Posted in for duty
Plt Off D Smith 14 Sep 1942 Posted in for duty
Plt Off D J Dunlop 14 Sep 1942 Posted in for duty
Plt Off C J Sainsbury 14 Sep 1942 Posted in for duty
Plt Off E J Croall 14 Sep 1942 Posted in for duty
Plt Off C J Dennett 14 Sep 1942 Posted in for duty
Plt Off R E Jones 14 Sep 1942 Posted in for duty
Wg Cdr D A P McMillan  7 Nov 1942 Wg Cdr - Flying, posted to the UK

Source-No 324 Wing ORB

Unit Composition and Movements 1942

Unit Date Notes
Advance Party, HQ, No 324 Wing 27 Oct 1942 Embarked
Main Party, HQ, No 324 Wing  9 Nov 1942 Embarked
Advance Party, HQ, No 324 Wing 13 Nov 1942 Disembarked in North Africa and proceeded to Maison Blanche
No 72 Sqn 13 Nov 1942 Allocated on establishment
No 93 Sqn 13 Nov 1942 Allocated on establishment
No 111 Sqn 13 Nov 1942 Allocated on establishment
No 152 Sqn 13 Nov 1942 Allocated on establishment
No 255 Sqn 13 Nov 1942 Allocated on establishment
No 152 Sqn 24 Nov 1942 Transferred to No 322 Wing
Advance Party, HQ, No 324 Wing 17 Nov 1942 Departed Maison Blanche for Souk-el-Arba
Main Party, HQ, No 324 Wing 22 Nov 1942 Disembarked in North Africa and proceeded to Transit Camp in Hussein Dey
Main Party, HQ, No 324 Wing 23 Nov 1942 Began unloading MT and equipment and moving to Souk-el-Arba
No 241 Sqn 29 Nov 1942 Joined the Wing
Main Party, HQ, No 324 Wing 18 Dec 1942 Completed unloading MT and equipment and moving to Souk-el-Arba
Rear HQ, No 324 Wing 22 Dec 1942 Established at Ghardimaou with personnel not required in forward operational area

Source-No 324 Wing ORB

Personnel Movements 1943

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Act Sqn Ldr N D Barratt  8 Jan 1943 Admitted to 6th Field Hospital Constantine and posted to BPD as non-effective, sick
Sqn Ldr D G Brook 12 Jan 1943 Attached from HQ Eastern Air Command for duty as Padre
Flt Lt A W Darnell 13 Jan 1943 Armament Officer, dismissed from RAF by sentence of GCM on 8 Jan 1943
Act Sqn Ldr G K Gilroy 15 Jan 1943 Posted in from No 325 Wing for duty as Wg Cdr - Flying
Plt Off Graves 17 Jan 1943 Posted in from No 3203 Servicing Commando for Armament duties
Gp Capt J R Rhys-Jones 28 Jan 1943 Attached from HQ Eastern Air Command
Act Sqn Ldr G K Gilroy 28 Jan 1943 Wg Cdr - Flying, admitted to No 19 Casualty Clearing Station (flying accident)
Act Sqn Ldr G K Gilroy 30 Jan 1943 Wg Cdr - Flying, discharged from No 19 Casualty Clearing Station (flying accident)
Gp Capt R B Lees  3 Feb 1943 Posted to HQ Eastern Air Command
Gp Capt J R Rhys-Jones  3 Feb 1943 Posted in from HQ Eastern Air Command and assumed command of the Wing
Act Wg Cdr H S L Dundas  3 Feb 1943 Posted in from HQ Eastern Air Command for duty as Wg Cdr - Flying (additional)
Act Sqn Ldr N D Barratt  4 Feb 1943 Posted in from HQ Eastern Air Command for duty as Controller
Flt Lt C N Clarke 20 Feb 1943 Posted to No 4340 AA Flight
Act Flt Lt G Perry 23 Feb 1943 Posted in from Q Eastern Air Command for Armament duties
Gp Capt R B Lees 19 Feb 1943 Posted in from HQ Eastern Air Command and assumed command
Gp Capt J R Rhys-Jones 19 Feb 1943 Relinquished command of the Wing
Gp Capt R B Lees  1 Mar 1943 Posted to HQ No 242 Group for duty as SASO
Wg Cdr G K Gilroy  1 Mar 1943 Reposted for duty as Officer Commanding (Wg Cdr post)
Sqn Ldr J P Lewis  2 Mar 1943 Attached for duty as RC Chaplain
Act Flt Lt W F Le Petit 11 Mar 1943 Posted in from No 72 Sqn
Flt Lt J W Burley 11 Mar 1943 Posted to the Air Crew Rest House, Constantine
Flt Lt M S Bowmaker 21 Mar 1943 Posted to HQ No 242 Group
Plt Off J Rooney 24 Mar 1943 Posted in as supernumerary for Armament duties
Fg Off C J Sainsbury 27 Mar1943 Posted to No 2 [sic] Supply and Transport Column to command
Plt Off D J Dunlop  2 Apr 1943 Posted to HQ Mediterranean Air Command (Unit)
Plt Off C W Van Der Veen 11 Apr 1943 Posted from No 72 Sqn for Codes and Cypher duties
Fg Off L M Evans 26 Apr 1943 Posted in from No 242 Group (Unit) for Signals duties
Act Sqn Ldr J A Browning 27 Apr 1943 Posted to No 242 Group (Unit)
Act Sqn Ldr D N Forde 13 May 1943 Posted to HQ No 242 Group
Act Sqn Ldr M Boddington 13 May 1943 Posted in from HQ No 242 Group
Sqn Ldr K B Redmond 28 May 1943 Posted to HQ No 242 Group
Flt Lt D C Russell 28 May 1943 Posted in from No 682 Sqn for duty as Wing Medical Officer
Act Capt S P Holtorp  2 Jun 1943 Attached for ALO duties
Flt Lt H C Lawrence  3 Jun 1943 Posted in from No 72 Sqn for duty as Wing Adjutant
Flt Lt H C Robinson  3 Jun 1943 Posted to HQ No 242 Group
Act Flt Lt W F Le Petit  3 Jun 1943 Assumed duties of Sqn Ldr - Admin
Wg Cdr G K Gilroy  3 Jun 1943 Reposted for duty as Officer Commanding (Gp Capt post) and promoted to Act Gp Capt
Plt Off J Rooney  9 Jun 1943 Armament Officer, posted to No 145 MU
Act Wg Cdr H S L Dundas 11 Jun 1943 Posted in from HQ NATAF for duty as Wg Cdr - Flying
Act Capt R K Lee 20 Jun 1943 Attached for ALO duties
Act Sqn Ldr M Boddington 21 Jun 1943 Posted to No 242 Sqn to command
Act Wg Cdr D G Brook 24 Jun 1943 Ceased to be attached for duty as Padre on return to North Africa
Flt Lt H C Lawrence 26 Jun 1943 Wing Adjutant, admitted to 90th General Hospital
Flt Lt W Daddo-Langois 30 Jun 1943 Attached from No 38 PTC
Flt Lt B B Considine 30 Jun 1943 Attached from No 38 PTC
Act Flt Lt A N Collins  7 Jul 1943 Posted in as supernumerary from Advance HQ DAF for Equipment duties
Flt Lt P Paget 20 Jul 1943 Posted in from HQ Unit , Base Area for Dental duties
Plt Off E J Croall 21 Jul 1943 Posted to HQ No 330 Wing for Codes and Cypher duties
Act Capt V A T C Clarke 23 Jul 1943 Attached for ALO duties
Act Capt R K Lee 23 Jul 1943 Posted to 57th Bombardment Group USAAF
Fg Off G A Cornell 27 Jul 1943 Posted in from Rear AHQ DAF for MT duties
Fg Off J H Donovan  1 Aug 1943 Posted in from No 323 Wing for Operations Room duties
Fg Off G A Cornell 12 Aug 1943 Posted to No 310 Supply and Transport Column for MT duties
Fg Off R Menzies 12 Aug 1943 Posted in from No 310 Supply and Transport Column for duty as Wing MT Officer
Fg Off J H Donovan 14 Aug 1943 Proceeded on attachment to HQ No 211 Group
Fg Off J H Donovan 19 Aug 1943 Posted to HQ No 211 Group
Fg Off M Rees 19 Aug 1943 Posted in from No 1 MORU for Operations duties
Act Flt Lt W A Petrie 20 Aug 1943 Wing Intelligence Officer, admitted to No 21 Mobile Field Hospital
Flt Lt G D Usher 20 Aug 1943 Attached from No 111 Sqn for duty as Wing Intelligence Officer
Act Flt Lt W A Petrie 21 Aug 1943 Transferred to No 25 MFH for air evacuation to the Mainland
Act Capt S P Holtorp 21 Aug 1943 Ceased to be attached for ALO duties
Flt Lt H E Richardson 22 Aug 1943 Posted to No 31 Beach Brick for Equipment duties
Act Flt Lt A N Collins 22 Aug 1943 Reposted for duty as Wing Equipment Officer
Flt Lt R H Cooper  9 Sep 1943 Posted to No 211 Group
Act Flt Lt R B Falis  9 Sep 1943 Posted in from No 1 MORU for duty as Wing Intelligence Officer
Act Sqn Ldr O K Owen 17 Sep 1943 Posted in from No 275 Wing
Act Flt Lt A N Collins 24 Sep 1943 Admitted to No 30 Mobile Field Hospital
Flt Lt G D Usher 26 Sep 1943 Ceased to be attached from No 111 Sqn for duty as Wing Intelligence Officer
Act Sqn Ldr O K Owen 30 Sep 1943 Returned to Rear HQ DAF
Flt Lt E L Peake 30 Sep 1943 Posted in from No 211 Group for duty as Wing Intelligence Officer
Act Flt Lt A N Collins  3 Oct 1943 Discharged from No 30 Mobile Field Hospital
Act Sqn Ldr E D Mackie 12 Oct 1943 Relieved of command of No 243 Sqn and posted as supernumerary to Wing HQ relinquishing his acting rank
Fg Off Rees 17 Oct 1943 Assumed duties of Wing Intelligence Officer
Act Sqn Ldr M D Lyne 20 Oct 1943 Attached from Middle East Air Gunnery School
Flt Lt T B Hughes 30 Oct 1943 Attached from No 43 Sqn for Flying Control duties
Flt Lt J C Garland  1 Nov 1943 Admitted to 92nd General Hospital and posted non-effective, sick
Flt Lt E D Mackie  3 Nov 1943 Posted to No 92 Sqn to command
Sgt S Smith  4 Nov 1943 Clerk/GD, appointed to a Commission in the A&SD Branch for Codes and Cypher duties
Flt Sgt A E Curtis  6 Nov 1943 Clerk/GD, appointed to a Commission in the A&SD Branch for duty as MT Officer
Plt Off D J Vanstone  7 Nov 1943 Posted to Advance HQ DAF for Signals duties
Fg Off F W Bryant  7 Nov 1943 Posted in from Rear HQ DAF for Signals duties
Flt Lt T B Hughes 17 Nov 1943 Ceased to be attached from No 43 Sqn for Flying Control duties
Act Flt Lt D A McKenna 17 Nov 1943 Posted in from No 326 Wing for Intelligence duties
Act Wg Cdr  D G S Duncan-Smith 21 Nov 1943 Posted in from No 244 Wing and assumed command of the Wing
Gp Capt G K Gilroy 21 Nov 1943 Relinquished command of the Wing on posting to No 1 BPD pending repatriation to UK
Flt Lt G A P Duhy 23 Nov 1943 Attached from Rear HQ DAF for Engineer duties
Act Flt Lt A N Collins 26 Nov 1943 Wing Equipment Officer, admitted to No 92nd General Hospital
Fg Off C C Churchouse 27 Nov 1943 Attached from No 93 Sqn for temporary duty as Wing Equipment Officer
Plt Off S Smith 27 Nov 1943 Posted as supernumerary to HQ NAAF
Plt Off A E Curtis 28 Nov 1943 Posted to No 322 Wing for duty as MT Officer
Act Wg Cdr  D G S Duncan-Smith  4 Dec 1943 Promoted to Act Gp Capt
Act Capt A C D Lacey  4 Dec 1943 Attached for ALO duties
Flt Lt J C Garland  5 Dec 1943 Discharged from 92nd General Hospital
Act Capt V A T C Clarke  9 Dec 1943 Ceased to be attached for ALO duties
Act Flt Lt U C Moore 11 Dec 1943 Posted in from No 239 Wing for duty as Wing Accountant Officer
Flt Lt H J O'Mahoney 13 Dec 1943 Posted to No 239 Wing for duty as Wing Accountant Officer
Flt Lt J C Garland 17 Dec 1943 Engineer Officer, attached to No 113 RSU
Fg Off R W Turkington 26 Dec 1943 Posted in from No 43 Sqn to No 324 Wing Training Flight

Source-No 324 Wing ORB

Unit Composition and Movements 1943

Unit Date Notes
HQ, No 324 Wing 20 Jan 1943 Moved from Souk-el-Arba to Souk-el-Khemis
No 243 Sqn 29 Jan 1943 Transferred from No 322 Wing
No 152 Sqn  4 Feb 1943 Arrived at Souk-el-Khemis
No 600 Sqn detachment  4 Feb 1943 Arrived at Souk-el-Khemis
No 3203 Servicing Commando 12 Feb 1943 Arrived at Ghardimaou from Blida
No 242 Sqn 24 Feb 1943 Arrived fro Setif
No 135 ASP 16 Mar 1943 Ceased to be administered by No 324 Wing
No 110 RSU 16 Mar 1943 Ceased to be administered by No 324 Wing
No 255 Sqn 23 Mar 1943 Ceased to be administered by No 324 Wing
No 241 Sqn 23 Mar 1943 Ceased to be administered by No 324 Wing
No 152 Sqn 24 Mar 1943 Transferred to No 322 Wing
All ancillary units, except Nos 72, 93, 111 & 243 Sqns 24 Mar1943 Ceased to be administered by No 324 Wing
No 324 Wing Training Flight 27 Mar 1943 formed at Montesquieu
HQ, No 324 Wing 19 Apr 1943 Training Flight to Kaala Djerda
Groupe de Chasse II/7 28 Apr 1943 Arrived at 'Marylebone' airfield
Sqns, No 322 Wing 12 May 1943 Moved from Souk-el-Khemis to airfields in Le Sebala area
HQ, No 324 Wing 15 May 1943 Moved from Souk-el-Khemis to Sidi Tabet
No 43 Sqn 25 May 1943 Arrived at Le Sebala and joined No 324 Wing
Sqns, No 322 Wing 26 May 1943 Moved from Le Sebala area to Mateur aerodrome
Advance Party, HQ, No 324 Wing 26 May 1943 Proceeded to Mateur aerodrome
Main Party, HQ, No 324 Wing 27 May 1943 Proceeded to Mateur aerodrome
HQ, No 324 Wing & Sqns  5 Jun 1943 Departed from Mateur aerodrome for Sfax, stopping overnight
HQ, No 324 Wing & Sqns  6 Jun 1943 Departed from overnight stop and arrived at Sfax
MT, HQ, No 324 Wing & Sqns  7 Jun 1943 Embarked at Sfax
Personnel, HQ, No 324 Wing & Sqns  8 Jun 1943 Embarked at Sfax
Personnel, HQ, No 324 Wing & Sqns  9 Jun 1943 Arrived in Malta, disembarked and proceeded to RAF Hal Far
Aircraft, Nos 72 & 93 Sqns 10 Jun 1943 Arrived at RAF Hal Far
Aircraft, No 111 Sqn 10 Jun 1943 Arrived at RAF Safi
Aircraft, Nos 43 & 243 Sqns 10 Jun 1943 Arrived at RAF Hal Far
Advance Party, HQ, No 324 Wing 12 Jul 1943 Embarked on LCTs and set sail from Malta
Advance Party, HQ, No 324 Wing 13 Jul 1943 Disembarked and proceeded to Comiso airfield
Rear Party, HQ, No 324 Wing 14 Jul 1943 Arrived at Comiso airfield by air
Nos 111 & 243 Sqns 14 Jul 1943 Arrived at Comiso airfield
Nos 143, 72 & 93 Sqns 15 Jul 1943 Arrived at Comiso airfield
Sqn ground parties 20 Jul 1943 Arrived at Comiso airfield
'A' Parties, No 324 Wing & Sqns 30 Jul 1943 Moved from Comiso airfield to Pachino South
'B' Parties, No 324 Wing & Sqns 31 Jul 1943 Moved from Comiso airfield to Pachino South
No 3203 Servicing Commando  3 Aug 1943 Moved from Comiso airfield to Pachino South
No 4 ALG Section 25 Aug 1943 Proceeded to No 52 PTC for disposal
No 2 MPRU 25 Aug 1943 Proceeded to No 52 PTC for disposal
'A' Party, HQ No 324 Wing 27 Aug 1943 Moved from Pachino South to Pano Bianco
'B' Party, HQ No 324 Wing & Sqns 29 Aug 1943 Moved from Pachino South to Pano Bianco
Advance Party, HQ No 324 Wing  1 Sep 1943 Moved from Pano Bianco to the Marshalling Area, Milazzo district
'B' Parties, HQ No 324 Wing & Sqns  2 Sep 1943 Moved from Pano Bianco to Casalla airfield
'A' Parties, HQ No 324 Wing & Sqns  4 Sep 1943 Moved from Casalla airfield to Randazzo (overnight stop)
'A' Parties, HQ No 324 Wing & Sqns  5 Sep 1943 Moved from Randazzo (overnight stop) to Falcone LG
Aircraft, all squadrons  6 Sep 1943 Arrived at Falcone LG
'A' Parties, HQ No 324 Wing & Sqns  6 Sep 1943 Moved from Casalla airfield to Randazzo (overnight stop)
'A' Parties, HQ No 324 Wing & Sqns  7 Sep 1943 Moved from Randazzo (overnight stop) to Falcone LG
Advance Party, HQ, No 324 Wing  8 Sep 1943 Embarked at Milazzo
'A' Parties, HQ No 324 Wing & Sqns  9 Sep 1943 Moved from Falcone LG for the Marshalling Area, Milazzo district
Advance Party, HQ, No 324 Wing  9 Sep 1943 Arrived in Italy
'A' Parties, HQ No 324 Wing & Sqns 11 Sep 1943 Embarked at Milazzo, set sail for Italy
Advance Party, HQ, No 324 Wing 11 Sep 1943 Departed the Transit Camp and proceeded to Mont Corvino then to Tusciana LG
'A' Parties, HQ No 324 Wing & Sqns 12 Sep 1943 Arrived off Salerno and disembarked, then proceeded to Tusciana LG
No 72 & No 243 Sqns 13 Sep 1943 Arrived at Tusciana LG
No 43 Sqn 14 Sep 1943 Arrived at Tusciana LG
No 93 & No 111 Sqns 23 Sep 1943 Arrived at Monte Corvino
'B' Parties, HQ No 324 Wing & Sqns 25 Sep 1943 Arrived at Tusciana LG
Advance Party, HQ, No 324 Wing 11 Oct 1943 Proceeded from Tusciana LG to Capodichino
Aircraft, No 324 Wing 11 Oct 1943 Proceeded to Capodichino
Main Party, HQ, No 324 Wing 12 Oct 1943 Proceeded from Tusciana LG to Capodichino
No 243 Sqn 11 Oct 1943 Transferred to No 322 Wing

Source-No 324 Wing ORB

Personnel Movements 1944

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Flt Lt G A P Duhy  6 Jan 1944 Posted in from Rear HQ DAF for duty as Wing Engineer Officer
Flt Lt J C Garland  6 Jan 1944 Posted to HQ No 336 Wing
Fg Off J Chartres 10 Jan 1944 Posted in for duty as an Accountant Officer
Sqn Ldr J M Scutt 17 Jan 1944 Attached from HQ MAAF for duty as C of E Chaplain
Sqn Ldr D Tyrie 17 Jan 1944 Ceased to be attached for duty as C of E Chaplain
Act Wg Cdr H S L Dundas 22 Jan 1944 Wg Cdr - Flying, posted to Advanced HQ DAF for duty as GTI
Wg Cdr M J Loudon xx Jan 1944 Posted in for duty as Wg Cdr Flying
Fg Off H G F Buckton 27 Jan 1944 Posted in as supernumerary for Intelligence duties
Plt Off D M Menzies  6 Feb 1944 Promoted to Fg Off (War Substantive) wef 22 Jun 1943
Fg Off R W Turkington  6 Feb 1944 Promoted to Flt Lt (War Substantive) wef 7 Jan 1944
Fg Off H J Keeling 24 Feb 1944 Posted in for duty as Wing Catering Officer
Wg Cdr M J Loudon 25 Feb 1944 Missing in action
Act Wg Cdr D A R G Le Roy du Vivier 17 Mar 1944 Posted in from HQ MAAF for duty as Wg Cdr Flying
Sqn Ldr J P Lewis 17 Mar 1944 Ceased to be attached for duty as RC Chaplain on posting to RAF Le Senia
Sqn Ldr P O'Donoghue 17 Mar 1944 Attached from HQ MAAF for duty as RC Chaplain
Sqn Ldr W R C Joyce 28 Mar 1944 Attached from HQ MAAF for duty as PMUB Chaplain
Fg Off C W Van Der Veen  6 Apr 1944 Admitted to No 1 RAF General Hospital
Act Flt Lt D A McKenna  9 Apr 1944 Proceeded to HQ RAF Middle East for Senior Intelligence Officers' course
Flt Lt A N Collins 13 Apr 1944 Posted to HQ No 205 Group for Equipment duties
Fg Off J W Beveridge 14 Apr 1944 Attached from Rear HQ DAF for Codes and Cypher duties
Flt Lt J E Francis 15 Apr 1944 Attached from No 38 PTC pending posting for Equipment duties
Flt Lt H C Lawrence 22 Apr 1944 Wing Adjutant, posted to No 600 Sqn
Act Flt Lt U C Moore 23 Apr 1944 Wing Accountant Officer, promoted to Temp Flt Lt wef 1 Dec 1943
Flt Lt F L Payne 24 Apr 1944 Attached from No 208 Sqn pending posting for Wing Engineer duties
Flt Lt G A P Duhy 26 Apr 1944 Wing Engineer Officer, posted to No 336 Wing
Plt Off L Blaskey 26 Apr 1944 Posted in from Rear HQ DAF for Codes and Cypher duties
Act Flt Lt V H C Watson 27 Apr 1944 Posted in from No 1 MORU for duty as Wing Adjutant
Fg Off L M Evans  2 May 1944 Signals Officer, admitted to SSQ
Flt Lt C P C Cook  6 May 1944 Posted in from No 37 Sqn for Equipment duties
Flt Lt C P C Cook  8 May 1944 Equipment Officer, attached to Rear HQ DAF pending posting
Fg Off E U Thompson 10 May 1944 Posted in from No 113 MU for Codes and Cypher duties
Fg Off J W Beveridge 13 May 1944 Ceased to be attached on posting to HQ No 244 Wing for Codes and Cypher duties
Flt Lt J E Francis 15 May 1944 Attachment ceased on being posted from No 38 PTC for Equipment duties
Lt A D Lawton SAAF 21 May 1944 Posted in from Rear HQ DAF for Flying Control duties
Act Wg Cdr  D G S Duncan-Smith 26 May 1944 Promotion to Act Gp Capt back-dated  to 28 Nov 1943
Flt Sgt J McClelland 30 May 1944 Equipment Assistant, appointed to a Commission for duty as Equipment Officer
Plt Off J McClelland  2 Jun 1944 Equipment Officer, posted to HQ No 214 Group for disposal
Fg Off J Chartres  7 Jun 1944 Accountant Officer, posted to No 143 MU
Act Wg Cdr D A R G Le Roy du Vivier 13 Jun 1944 Wg Cdr Flying, attached to HQ MAAF
Act Wg Cdr D A R G Le Roy du Vivier 15 Jun 1944 Wg Cdr Flying, ceased to be attached to HQ MAAF
Wg Cdr B Heath xx Jul 1944 Posted in for duty as Wg Cdr - Flying?
Sqn Ldr E Arden 12 Aug 1944 Attached from No 1 Base Area for duty as C of E Chaplain
Sqn Ldr J M Scutt 12 Aug 1944 C of E Chaplain, ceased to be attached on posting to No 202 Group
Act Flt Lt E Lewis 14 Aug 1944 Posted in from HQ MAAF for duty as Wing Intelligence Officer
Act Flt Lt D A McKenna xx Aug 1944 Wing Intelligence Officer, posted to HQ Balkan Air Force
Capt J P H Clay xx Aug 1944 Attached for duty as ALO
Act Flt Lt M Rees  5 Oct 1944 Reposted for duty as Flt Lt - Operations 'G'
Fg Off A H Spalding 14 Oct 1944 Attached from HQ MAAF for flying duties
Act Sqn Ldr J L T Evans 16 Oct 1944 Engineer Officer, ceased to be attached on posting to No 113 MU
Flt Lt J W Harrower 26 Oct 1944 Attached from HQ MAAF for Educational duties
Flt Lt J E Sidford  1 Nov 1944 Posted in from No 322 Wing for duty as Flt Lt - Accounts
Fg Off A E Cordery  3 Nov 1944 Attached from Rear HQ DAR for Accounts duties
Sgt S L Barratt  5 Nov 1944 Died from natural causes
Act Wg Cdr E W Wootten  6 Nov 1944 Posted in for duty as Wg Cdr - Flying
Fg Off W Appleton  7 Nov 1944 Posted in from No 38 PTC for Admin duties
Fg Off A E Cordery  7 Nov 1944 Ceased to be attached from Rear HQ DAR for Accounts duties
Act Wg Cdr E W Wootten 17 Nov 1944 Wg Cdr - Flying, posted to Rear HQ DAF
Maj J M Faure 17 Nov 1944 Posted in from No 4 Sqn SAAF for duty as Wg Cdr - Flying and promoted to Lt Col
Flt Lt T E Lawrence 17 Nov 1944 Posted in from No 145 Sqn as supernumerary
Sqn Ldr C I R Arthur 18 Nov 1944 Posted in from No 72 Sqn as supernumerary
Flt Lt T E Lawrence 18 Nov 1944 Posted to No 93 Sqn
Sqn Ldr C I R Arthur 21 Nov 1944 Posted to No 5 RFU to command (Wg Cdr post)
Fg Off G I Dobson 28 Nov 1944 Posted in from No 93 Sqn for Intelligence duties
Fg Off L M Evans 30 Nov 1944 Signals Officer, attached to HQ RAF Middle East for EVT course
Flt Lt J A Gray  4 Dec 1944 Posted in from No 56 PTC
Flt Lt J A Gray  5 Dec 1944 Posted to No 72 Sqn
Fg Off F T Craig  6 Dec 1944 Posted in from No 56 PTC
Flt Lt C C Churchouse 13 Dec 1944 Posted in from No 93 Sqn for duty as Wing Equipment Officer
Fg Off F T Craig 16 Dec 1944 Posted to No 72 Sqn
Fg Off J W Jones 19 Dec 1944 Engineer Officer, posted to No 43 Sqn
Flt Lt J B Orr 20 Dec 1944 Posted in from No 54 PTC
Flt Lt J B Orr 26 Dec 1944 Posted to No 93 Sqn
Sqn Ldr H C Lawrence 30 Dec 1944 Posted in from No 600 Sqn for duty as Sqn Ldr - Admin
Fg Off K Mallett 30 Dec 1944 Posed in from Rear HQ DAF for Filtering duties

Source-No 324 Wing ORB

Unit Composition and Movements 1944

Unit Date Notes
'A' Parties, No 324 Wing and Sqns 15 Jan 1944 Departed Capodichino for Lago airfield
'B' Parties, No 324 Wing and Sqns 16 Jan 1944 Departed Capodichino for Lago airfield
Advance Party, No 208 Sqn 28 Feb 1944 Arrived at Lago to join the Wing
No 208 Sqn 17 Mar 1944 Moved from Lago to Pachino and left the Wing
1st Detachment, No 324 Wing  2 Apr 1944 Moved from Lago to Nettuno
2nd Detachment, No 324 Wing  3 Apr 1944 Moved from Lago to Nettuno
Detachment, No 324 Wing  2 May 1944 Returned to Lago from Nettuno
No 43 Sqn 19 May 1944 Moved from Lago to Nettuno
'A' Party, No 145 Sqn 19 May 1944 Arrived at Lago on attachment from No 244 Wing
'B' Party, No 145 Sqn 21 May 1944 Arrived at Lago on attachment from No 244 Wing
Composite Flt, No 324 Wing 28 May 1944 Moved from Lago to Nettuno to assist No 43 Sqn
'A' Parties, No 324 Wing and Sqns  3 Jun 1944 Departed Lago airfield for Trecancelli
'B' Parties, No 324 Wing and Sqns  4 Jun 1944 Departed Lago airfield for Trecancelli
'A' Parties, No 324 Wing and Sqns 12 Jun 1944 Departed Trecancelli for Tarquina
'A' Parties, No 324 Wing and Sqns 13 Jun 1944 Arrived at Tarquina
'B' Parties, No 324 Wing and Sqns 13 Jun 1944 Departed Lago airfield for Trecancelli
'B' Parties, No 324 Wing and Sqns 14 Jun 1944 Arrived at Tarquina
'A' Parties, No 324 Wing and Sqns 24 Jun 1944 Departed Tarquina for Grosseto
'B' Parties, No 324 Wing and Sqns 25 Jun 1944 Departed Tarquina for Grosseto
No 133 RSU 27 Jun 1944 Amalgamated into HQ No 324 Wing
'A' Parties, No 324 Wing and Sqns  4 Jul 1944 Departed Grosseto for Piombino
'B' Parties, No 324 Wing and Sqns  5 Jul 1944 Departed Grosseto for Piombino
'A' Parties, No 324 Wing and Sqns 15 Jul 1944 Departed Piombino for Staging Area (Civita-Vecchia)
'A' Parties, No 324 Wing and Sqns 16 Jul 1944 Embarked on LSTs 551, 998 and 1012
'A' Parties, No 324 Wing and Sqns 17 Jul 1944 LSTs 551, 998 and 1012 set sail for Corsica
'A' Parties, No 324 Wing and Sqns 18 Jul 1944 LSTs 551, 998 and 1012 beached at Porto Vecchio and disembarked
HQ, No 324 Wing 20 Jul 1944 Established at Calvi, Corsica
No 133 RSU 31 Jul 1944 Amalgamation with HQ No 324 Wing cancelled until further notice
Operations Party, HQ, No 324 Wing 19 Aug 1944 Flew from Calvi, Corsica to Ramatuelle
'B' Parties, No 324 Wing and Sqns 21 Aug 1944 Embarked on LSTs and set sail for Southern France
'B' Parties, No 324 Wing and Sqns 22 Aug 1944 LSTs beached, disembarked and proceeded to Ramatuelle
'B' Parties, No 324 Wing and Sqns 23 Aug 1944 Moved from Ramatuelle to Theze, near Sisteron
'A' Parties, No 324 Wing and Sqns 25 Aug 1944 Moved from Ramatuelle to Theze, near Sisteron
'A' Parties, No 324 Wing and Sqns  6 Sep 1944 Moved from Theze, near Sisteron to Lyon/Bron
Main Parties, No 324 Wing and Sqns  7 Sep 1944 Arrived Lyon/Bron after overnight stop at Romans
'A' Parties, No 324 Wing and Sqns 12 Sep 1944 Moved from Lyon/Bron to Besancon
'A' Parties, No 324 Wing and Sqns 22 Sep 1944 Recalled from Besancon to Lyon/Bron
'A' Parties, No 324 Wing and Sqns 21 Sep 1944 Moved from Lyon/Bron to La Jasse
'B' Parties, No 324 Wing and Sqns 22 Sep 1944 Moved from Lyon/Bron to La Jasse
Small Advance Party, No 324 Wing  2 Oct 1944 Moved from La Jasse to Florence/Peretola by air
Sqns, No 324 Wing  2 Oct 1944 Moved from La Jasse to Florence/Peretola by air
Operations/Intelligence Party, No 324 Wing  5 Oct 1944 Deaparted from La Jasse for Florence/Peretola by sea and road
Operations/Intelligence Party, No 324 Wing  8 Oct 1944 Arrived at Florence/Peretola
'A' Parties, No 324 Wing and Sqns 12 Nov 1944 Moved from Florence/Peretola to Foligno (overnight stop)
'A' Parties, No 324 Wing and Sqns 13 Nov 1944 Moved from Foligno (overnight stop) to Rimini/Miramare
'Aircraft, No 324 Wing 16 Nov 1944 Moved from Florence/Peretola to Rimini/Miramare
'B' Parties, No 324 Wing and Sqns 17 Nov 1944 Departed Florence/Peretola for Rimini/Miramare
'B' Parties, No 324 Wing and Sqns 19 Nov 1944 Arrived at Rimini/Miramare

Source-No 324 Wing ORB

Personnel Movements 1945

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Sqn Ldr W F Le Petit  1 Jan 1945 Sqn Ldr - Admin, posted to Rear HQ DAF
Flt Lt R J Kitson 20 Jan 1945 Attached from HQ MAAF for Education duties
Fg Off W Appleton 21 Jan 1945 Reposted for duty as Wing Adjutant and promoted to Act Flt Lt
Act Flt Lt V H C Watson 21 Jan 1945 Wing Adjutant, posted to No 3 (SAAF) Wing
Sqn Ldr F W Bond 24 Jan 1945 Posted in from No 56 PTC for duty as OD Chaplain
Flt Lt J W Harrower 28 Jan 1945 Ceased to be attached from HQ MAAF for Educational duties
Plt Off G V Fenwick xx Jan 1945 Posted in from Rear HQ DAF for Admin duties
Sqn Ldr W R C Joyce  1 Feb 1945 PMUB Chaplain, ceased to be attached on posting to No 2 Base Area
Sqn Ldr D C Russell  4 Feb 1945 Attended No 8 Anti-Malaria Course at Ancona
Gp Capt D G S Duncan-Smith  5 Feb 1945 Proceeded to India on special duty
Lt Col J M Faure  5 Feb 1945 Assumed temporary command of the Wing
Sqn Ldr D C Russell 11 Feb 1945 Returned from No 8 Anti-Malaria Course at Ancona
Gp Capt D G S Duncan-Smith 19 Feb 1945 Returned from India on completion of special duty
Lt Col J M Faure 19 Feb 1945 Relinquished temporary command of the Wing
Sqn Ldr J A Hemingway 24 Feb 1945 Posted in from Advanced HQ DAF as supernumerary
Capt T S Lucas 27 Feb 1945 Senior ALO, posted out
Gp Capt

T B de la P Beresford

xx Mar 1945 Posted in from No 5 RFU as supernumerary pending assuming command of the Wing
Gp Capt D G S Duncan-Smith 31 Mar 1945 Relinquished command of the Wing on posted to command No 1 Base Area
Gp Capt

T B de la P Beresford

31 Mar 1945 Assumed command of the Wing
Capt K J Dymond SAAF  1 Mar 1945 Posted in from No 56 PTC
Capt J A Hill  2 Mar 1945 Attached from SA Intelligence Corps for ALO duties
Sqn Ldr J A Hemingway  6 Mar 1945 Posted to No 43 Sqn to command
Capt K J Dymond SAAF  7 Mar 1945 Posted to No 111 Sqn
Flt Lt C G S Manson  8 Mar 1945 Posted in from No 5 RFU
Fg Off D Smith  8 Mar 1945 Posted in from No 5 RFU
Fg Off E U Thompson 11 Mar 1945 Codes and Cypher Officer, posted to No 1 MORU
Flt Lt J F King 13 Mar 1945 Posted in from No 56 PTC
Fg Off L F Wallbridge 13 Mar 1945 Posted in from Rear HQ DAF for Codes and Cypher duties
Flt Lt C G S Manson 15 Mar 1945 Posted to No 43 Sqn
Fg Off H L Tambour 15 Mar 1945 Posted in from No 56 PTC
Fg Off D Smith 15 Mar 1945 Posted to No 111 Sqn
Sqn Ldr E Arden 19 Mar 1945 C of E Chaplain, posted to No 56 PTC pending repatriation to the UK
Fg Off J S Phillips 20 Mar1945 Posted in from No 145 Sqn
Flt Lt J F King 20 Mar 1945 Posted to No 72 Sqn
Fg Off H L Tambour 20 Mar 1945 Posted to No 93 Sqn
Fg Off J S Phillips 21 Mar1945 Posted to No 93 Sqn
Lt R T Harvey SAAF 22 Mar 1945 Posted in from No 5 RFU
Lt L L Johnson SAAF 22 Mar 1945 Posted in from No 5 RFU
Lt B J Kirby SAAF 22 Mar 1945 Posted in from No 5 RFU
Lt R M Liebenburg SAAF 22 Mar 1945 Posted in from No 5 RFU
Lt R Richards SAAF 22 Mar 1945 Posted in from No 5 RFU
Lt F R Young SAAF 22 Mar 1945 Posted in from No 5 RFU
Lt R T Harvey SAAF 25 Mar 1945 Posted to No 72 Sqn
Lt L L Johnson SAAF 25 Mar 1945 Posted to No 43 Sqn
Lt B J Kirby SAAF 25 Mar 1945 Posted to No 72 Sqn
Lt R M Liebenburg SAAF 25 Mar 1945 Posted to No 43 Sqn
Lt R Richards SAAF 25 Mar 1945 Posted to No 111 Sqn
Lt F R Young SAAF 25 Mar 1945 Posted to No 43 Sqn
Act Flt Lt R W Gregg 26 Mar 1945 Posted in from No 214 Group for Armament duties
Flt Lt J E Sidford 31 Mar 1945 Flt Lt - Accounts, reposted as supernumerary pending disposal
Sqn Ldr S A Atherley  1 Apr 1945 Posted in from HQ MAAF for duty as C of E Chaplain
Flt Lt P P I Paget  1 Apr 1945 Posted to No 336 Wing for MT duties
Fg Off G M Townsend  4 Apr 1945 Posted in from No 5 RFU
Flt Lt R H C Ballauff  3 Apr 1945 Posted in from No 336 Wing for MT duties
Fg Off G M Townsend  6 Apr 1945 Posted to No 43 Sqn
Flt Lt A W Guest  9 Apr 1945 Posted in from HQ MAAF
Fg Of R W W James 10 Apr 1945 Posted in from MATAF Comms Flt
Flt Lt A W Guest 10 Apr 1945 Posted to No 93 Sqn
Fg Of R W W James 11 Apr 1945 Posted to No 43 Sqn
Capt J P H Clay 17 Apr 1945 Ceased to be attached for duty as ALO
Maj E A Pearce 17 Apr 1945 Attached for duty as ALO
Plt Off G V Fenwick 18 Apr 1945 Attached to HQ RAF Middle East for Admin course
Flt Lt R R Barnfather 22 Apr 1945 Posted in from No 53 PTC
Fg Off A S Dixon 22 Apr 1945 Posted in from No 53 PTC
Fg Off W H Hughes 22 Apr 1945 Posted in from No 53 PTC
Lt A K Anderson SAAF 21 Apr 1945 Posted in from No 5 RFU
Lt J R  Barrow SAAF 21 Apr 1945 Posted in from No 5 RFU
Lt G L Brown SAAF 21 Apr 1945 Posted in from No 5 RFU
Lt G G Trotter SAAF 21 Apr 1945 Posted in from No 5 RFU
Lt G W C Ventor SAAF 21 Apr 1945 Posted in from No 5 RFU
Fg Off T H Hutchinson 21 Apr 1945 Posted in from No 5 RFU
Plt Off T P Sparks 21 Apr 1945 Posted in from No 5 RFU
Lt A K Anderson SAAF 22 Apr 1945 Posted to No 72 Sqn
Lt J R  Barrow SAAF 22 Apr 1945 Posted to No 93 Sqn
Lt G L Brown SAAF 22 Apr 1945 Posted to No 93 Sqn
Lt G G Trotter SAAF 22 Apr 1945 Posted to No 111 Sqn
Lt G W C Ventor SAAF 22 Apr 1945 Posted to No 72 Sqn
Fg Off T H Hutchinson 22 Apr 1945 Posted to No 93 Sqn
Plt Off T P Sparks 22 Apr 1945 Posted to No 93 Sqn
Flt Lt R J Kitson 23 Apr 1945 Ceased to be attached from HQ MAAF for Education duties
Flt Lt R R Barnfather 28 Apr 1945 Posted to No 72 Sqn
Fg Off A S Dixon 28 Apr 1945 Posted to No 43 Sqn
Fg Off W H Hughes 28 Apr 1945 Posted to No 43 Sqn
Fg Off L F Wallbridge 29 Apr 1945 Posted to Rear HQ DAF for Codes and Cypher duties
Fg Off B Bonifant  8 May 1945 Posted in from No 1485 Sqn
Flt Lt B A Gerke  8 May 1945 Posted in from No 1485 Sqn
Fg Off D W H Slade  8 May 1945 Posted in from No 1485 Sqn
Flt Lt J E Sidford 10 May 1945 Flt Lt - Accounts, posted to No 244 Wing
Act Flt Lt J Yuille 10 May 1945 Posted to No 244 Wing for duty as Flt Lt - Accounts
Act Flt Lt E G Morris 12 May 1945 Posted in from No 244 Wing for Accounts duties
Fg Off B Bonifant 12 May 1945 Posted to No 93 Sqn
Flt Lt B A Gerke 12 May 1945 Posted to No 93 Sqn
Fg Off D W H Slade 12 May 1945 Posted to No 93 Sqn
Act Flt Lt S H Pyke 19 May 1945 Posted in from No 253 Wing for Catering duties
Fg Off M B Kirby 19 May 1945 Posted in from Advance HQ MAAF for Intelligence duties
Lt Col J M Faure  9 May 1945 Wg Cdr - Flying, posted to Advanced SAAF TC

Source-No 324 Wing ORB

Unit Composition and Movements 1945

Unit Date Notes
'A' Party, HQ No 324 Wing 15 Feb 1945 Moved from Rimini to Ravenna
Air Party, HQ No 324 Wing 17 Feb 1945 Moved from Rimini to Ravenna
'B' Party, HQ No 324 Wing 18 Feb 1945 Moved from Rimini to Ravenna
'A' Parties, No 324 Wing  4 May 1945 Moved from Ravenna to Rivolto
Air Party, No 72 Sqn  4 May 1945 Moved from Ravenna to Rivolto
'B' Party, No 72 Sqn  4 May 1945 Moved from Ravenna to Rivolto
'B' Parties, No 324 Wing  5 May 1945 Moved from Ravenna to Rivolto
Aircraft, all Sqns  5 May 1945 Moved from Ravenna to Rivolto
'A' Parties, No 324 Wing, Nos 43 & 72 Sqns 10 May 1945 Moved from Rivolto to Klagenfurt
Air Parties, Nos 43 & 72 Sqns 10 May 1945 Moved from Rivolto to Klagenfurt
Aircraft, Nos 43 & 72 Sqns 11 May 1945 Moved from Rivolto to Klagenfurt
'A' Parties, Nos 93 & 11 Sqns 15 May 1945 Moved from Rivolto to Klagenfurt
Aircraft, Nos 93 & 111 Sqns 16 May 1945 Moved from Rivolto to Klagenfurt
'B' Parties, No 324 Wing, Nos 93 & 11 Sqns 17 May 1945 Moved from Rivolto to Klagenfurt
HQ, No 324 Wing 5 Jul 1944 Piombino
HQ, No 324 Wing 7 Aug 1945 Wertzel Hotel, Portschach
No 40 Sqn SAAF 10 Aug 1945 joined
HQ, No 324 Wing 29 Aug 1945 Klagenfurt
HQ, No 324 Wing 11 Sep 1945 Zeltweg
No 40 Sqn SAAF 20 Oct 1945 disbanded
HQ, No 324 Wing 23 Sep 1946 Tissano
No 72 Sqn 30 Dec 1946 disbanded
HQ, No 324 Wing 11 Jan 1947 Treviso
No 253 Sqn 19 Jan 1947 joined
No 111 Sqn 12 May 1947 disbanded
No 43 Sqn 16 May 1947 disbanded
No 253 Sqn 16 May 1947 disbanded
HQ, No 324 Wing 5 Jun 1947 Nicosia 

Source-No 324 Wing ORB

It reformed at Khartoum on 11 November 1947 as No 249 Mobile Wing, comprising Nos 6 and 213 Squadrons. On 24 August 1948 it moved to Deversoir, where No 249 Squadron joined on 29 March 1949 and disbanded in February 1951.

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