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Overseas Groups/Group Status Units - Europe (1918 - 1920)


1st Brigade

Formed 16 Jan 1916 as I Brigade, RFC. Transferred to RAF, 1 Apr 1918 as 1st Brigade. Disbanded Dec 1918?.

16 Jan 1916             Brig-Gen E B Ashmore

1 Apr 1916              Brig-Gen D le G Pitcher

xx Feb 1917:            Brig-Gen G S Shephard

19 Jan 1918:             Lt Col C T MacLean (Temporary)

21 Jan 1918              Brig-Gen D le G Pitcher

 

2nd Brigade

Formed 23 Oct 1915 as II Brigade, RFC in UK. Renamed VI Brigade, 15 Jan 1916. Reformed 10 Feb 1916. Transferred to RAF, 1 Apr 1918 as 2nd Brigade. Disbanded 14 Sep 1919.

10 Feb 1916             Brig-Gen J M Salmond

16 Feb 1916             Brig-Gen T I Webb-Bowen

xx xxx 1917:              Brig-Gen J H W Becke

1 Apr 1918               Brig-Gen T I Webb-Bowen

 

3rd Brigade

Formed 16 Jan 1916 as III Brigade, RFC. Transferred to RAF, 1 Apr 1918 as 3rd Brigade. Disbanded Dec 1918?.

30 Jan 1916             Brig-Gen J F A Higgins

xx xxx 1918             Brig-Gen C A H Longcroft

 

4th Brigade

Formed 1 Apr 1916 as IV Brigade, RFC. Appears to have been disbanded between July and November 1917..

1 Apr 1916             Brig-Gen E B Ashmore

xx xxx 1917:            Brig-Gen J H W Becke

 

5th Brigade

Formed 15 Dec 1915 as V Brigade, RFC in the UK. Disbanded  9 Mar 1916 by being absorbed into VI Brigade. Reformed 27 Aug 1916 in France. Transferred to RAF, 1 Apr 1918 as 5th Brigade. Disbanded Dec 1918?.

27 Aug 1916             Brig-Gen C A H Longcroft

18 Oct 1917             Brig-Gen L E O Charlton

 

7th Brigade

Formed xx Oct  1917 as VII Brigade, RFC in France for service in Italy to control 14th and 51st Wings.  Disbanded 26 Mar 1918.  Reformed 1 Apr 1918 to control units operating with the Royal Navy in the Dover/Dunkirk area.  Disbanded May 1918.

 1 Apr 1918:            Brig-Gen C L Lambe

 

8th Brigade

Formed 28 Dec 1917 as VIII Brigade, RFC by raising 41 Wing to Brigade status but did not take over responsibility until 1 Feb 1918. Transferred to RAF, 1 Apr 1918. Transferred to Independent Force, 6 Jun 1918. Disbanded Dec 1918?.

22 Jan 1918            Brig-Gen C L N Newall

 

9th Brigade

Formed 3 Apr 1918 by upgrading 9th Wing. Disbanded 8 Aug 1919.

3 Apr 1918             Brig-Gen R E T Hogg.

xx xxx 1918             Brig-Gen H P Smyth-Osbourne

1 May 1919             Brig-Gen P L W Herbert?

 

10th Brigade

Formed 18 Jun 1918. Disbanded Dec 1918?.

18 Jun 1918?             Brig-Gen E R Ludlow-Hewitt

 

11th Brigade

Formed xx xxx 1918 within the Independent Force. Disbanded Dec 1918?.

xx Nov 1918             Brig-Gen C L Courtney

 

No 5 (Operations) Group

18 Marine Parade, Dover; Advance HQ - Spycker Camp (Jun 1918 - 14 Apr 1919)

Raised to Command status 15 Aug 1918. Reverted to Group status within South Eastern Area, 25 Feb 1919. Disbanded 15 May 1919

1 Apr 1918             Brig-Gen C L Lambe

 

No 6 (Adriatic) Group

Reformed in Italy as No 6 (Adriatic), 27 Sep 1918. Reduced to No 66 Wing, 20 Dec 1918.

27 Sep 1918             Col A M Longmore

 

No 15 (Aegean) Group

Formed 1 Apr 1918 as No 15 (Equipment) Group. Disbanded, ?. Reformed 27 Sep1918 to control 62 and 63Wings. Disbanded 1 Sep 1919.

27 Sep 1918             Col R Gordon?

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