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No 2739 Squadron, RAF Regiment - Movements and Gallery


The details and photos shown on this page come from notes and the album of LAC Kenneth Trotman (1405050).  Some of the dates shown here conflict with those shown in the description of the squadron records (AIR 29/81) as held in The National Archives, but this might be explained by the squadron moving in sections, and these dates refer to those involving Ken Trotman. The latter entries (Apr 1946 onwards) probably refer to Ken's personal journey rather the No 2739 Sqn.

Squadron Movements 1944 - 1946

Sep 1944   Sep 1945
26 Departed No 5 PDC, Blackpool (09:30) 25 Departed Secunderabad for Warangal
27 Embarked on 'Athlone Castle' Oct 1945
28 Anchored in the Firth of Clyde 18 Departed Warangal for Secunderabad
29-30 Set sail Nov 1945
Oct 1944 13 Departed Secunderabad
11 Arrived in Port Said 14 Arrived Madras (Transit Camp)
12 Departed Port Said and arrived Port Suez 16 Moved to Arkonum (MU)
15 Departed Port Suez 17 Returned to Madras from Arkonum
18 Arrived in Aden 18 Departed Madras for Nellore
20 Departed Aden 19 Departed Nellore for Ongole (Kavalli Mission)
25 Arrived in Bombay 20 Departed Ongole for Begwada
26 Disembarked in Bombay and proceeded to Worli 21 Departed Begwada, stopped at Kovur (Bridge Repairs)
Nov 1944 23 Departed Kovur, stopped 40 miles from Vizagapatam
9 Departed Worli 24 Arrived at Vizagapatam (Transit Camp)
11 Arrived at leave camp, Secunderabad Dec 1945
12 Proceeded to Regiment Depot, Secunderabad 16 Departed Transit Camp for Vizagapatam airfield
24 Departed Regiment Depot, Secunderabad Jan 1946
28 Arrived at James College, Calcutta 5 Departed Vigagapatam
29 Embarked on SS 'Ethiopia' 6 Arrived at Madras (Redhills Lake)
30 Set sail (09:00) 10 Embarked at Larg Bay for Singapore
Dec 1944 16 Arrived and disembarked in Singapore (Seletar)
2 Anchored of coast of Chittagong Feb 1946
3 Disembarked and proceeded to PDC 2 Embarked on 'City of Auckland' for Sumatra
9 Proceeded to air strip at Patanga 6 Arrived at Medan, Sumatra
21 Moved to Ramu Apr 1946
Jan 1945 23 Departed Medan by air for Kallang airport
9 Departed Ramu for Maungdaw May 1946
Mar 1945 2 Embarked on 'Empire Troper' and set sail
27 Departed Maungdaw for Shalimar 19 Arrived in Suez
Apr 1945 23 Departed Suez
7 Departed Shalimar for Buthidaung Jun 1946
17 Returned to Shalimar 3 Arrived in Southampton
Jun 1945 4 Arrived at No 101 PDC, RAF Kirkham
9 Departed Shalimar for Hathazari 6 Departed from No 101 PDC
Jul 1945 7 Arrived home and commence disembarkation leave
20 Departed Hathazari and arrived at Chandpur Aug 1946
21 Embarked at Chandpur on PS 'Sikh' 21 Released from service and placed on G1 Reserve
22 Arrived at Goalands and disembarked    
23 Departed Goalands (09:00) for Calcutta    
25 Arrived at Warangal (Regiment sub-Depot)    
29 Departed Warangal for leave camp, Secunderabad    
Aug 1945    
13 Departed Secunderabad for Warangal    
20 Departed Warangal for Regiment Depot, Secunderabad  

Photo Gallery

No 2739 Squadron RAF Regiment
No 2739 Squadron RAF Regiment, Secuderabad
Armoured vehicles of No 2739 Squadron at an unknown location in No 12 Group, Fighter Command

 

Armoured vehicles of No 2739 Squadron at an unknown location in No 12 Group, Fighter Command

Armoured vehicles of No 2739 Squadron at an unknown location in No 12 Group, Fighter Command
A Flight of No 2739 Squadron RAF Regiment, Secunderabad
A Flight of No 2739 Squadron RAF Regiment, Secunderabad
Jack, Gordie, Jim, John and ?
Jack, Gordie, Jim, John and ?
'C' Flight, 2739 Squadron RAF Regiment, Secunderabad - September 1945
'C' Flight, 2739 Squadron RAF Regiment, Secunderabad - September 1945
Worli, India - 28 Oct 1944
Worli, India - 28 Oct 1944
On a boat trip to Khartoum - November 1943
On a boat trip to Khartoum - November 1943
Vizagapatam airfield - December 1945
Vizagapatam airfield - December 1945
In the MT Park, RAF Seletar
In the MT Park, RAF Seletar
Mealtime on a troopship

 

Mealtime on a troopship

Mealtime on a troopship
In transit to an unknown location
In transit to an unknown location
Ken Trotman (left) and friends
Ken Trotman (left) and friends
Ken Trotman (?) driving a Jeep
Ken Trotman (?) driving a Jeep

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