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HQ Allied Expeditionary Air Force Personnel, locations and units


[Dec 1943 | Jun 1944]

The nucleus of this command was formed on 17 July 1943 with the command formally being established on 15 November 1943, to control all air forces involved in the planned invasion of North-West Europe.

December 1943

Location Controlled
Kestrel Grove, Hive Road, Stanmore, Middlesex

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AM Sir Trafford L Leigh-Mallory 15 Nov 1943 Air Officer Commanding, KCB, DSO; later ACM
Air Staff
AVM Horace E P Wigglesworth 15 Nov 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, DSC; later AM
AVM Charles H K Edmonds 15 Nov 1943 Senior Administrative Staff Officer, CBE, DSO
Staffs of the Services
Accountant
A/Cdre Percy J Wiseman   Financial Adviser to the AOC-in-C, CBE

Source - December 1943 Confidential Air Force List

June 1944

Location Controlled
Kestrel Grove, Hive Road, Stanmore, Middlesex

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AM Sir Trafford L Leigh-Mallory 15 Nov 1943 Air Officer Commanding, KCB, DSO; later ACM
Air Staff
AVM Horace E P Wigglesworth 15 Nov 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, DSC; later AM
AVM Stephen C Strafford 15 May 1944 CBE, DFC; later AM
Administrative Staff
AVM Charles H K Edmonds 15 Nov 1943 Senior Administrative Staff Officer, CBE, DSO
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
A/Cdre Wilfred L Freebody 15 Nov 1943 AFC; later AVM
Accountant
A/Cdre Percy J Wiseman 15 Nov 1943 Command Accountant, CBE
Meteorological
Dr R C Sutcliffe   OBE, BSc, PhD
Local Audit (under Director of Accounts, Air ministry)
Mr G Tucker   Financial Adviser to the AOC-in-C,
Miscellaneous Appointments
Gp Capt J McLaren   Provost Marshal

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

[Dec 1943 | Jun 1944]

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