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HQ North-West African/Mediterranean Allied Coastal Air Force Personnel, locations and units


[Dec 1943 | Jun 1944 | Jun 1945]

This Command was formed on 17 February 1943 under the control of North-West African Air Forces at Standard Oil Building, Algiers

December 1943

Location Command Controlled
Advance HQ - Naples

Rear HQ - Algiers

North-West African Air Forces

Unable to list units at present

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Sir Hugh P Lloyd 14 Mar 1943 Air Officer Commanding, KBE, CB, MC, DFC; later ACM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off The Hon M W Benn 10 Jul 1943 Personal Assistant to AOC, DFC
Air Staff
A/Cdre James R Scarlett-Streatfield 29 Mar 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE; later AVM
Gp Capt John H Edwardes Jones  1 Jun 1943 DFC, AFC; later AM
Wg Cdr D R D G Kelly  1 Mar 1943 DFC
Wg Cdr V H Clift 26 Apr 1943  
Wg Cdr L F Brown  1 Aug 1943  
Sqn Ldr H L Tudor 26 Mar 1943  
Sqn Ldr J W Carmichael 15 Mar 1943  
Sqn Ldr B B Beckett 16 Mar 1943  
Sqn Ldr L H Styles  1 Aug 1943  
Sqn Ldr G Williams  1 Aug 1943  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt C R Hicks 18 Jun 1943 Senior Administrative Staff Officer, DFC
Wg Cdr D C James  1 Mar 1943 OBE
Sqn Ldr J Hutton 14 Mar 1943  
Sqn Ldr A T Arnold 24 Jun 1943  
Sqn Ldr R F Collins 28 Aug 1943  
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr W S Austin 30 Apr 1943 DFC
Engineer
Wg Cdr F H Catton  8 Jun 1943 Command Engineer Officer
Signals
Gp Capt E C Passmore  1 Mar 1943 Command Signals Officer, OBE
Sqn Ldr D W Mair  1 Mar 1943  
Sqn Ldr H F Jacob  1 Mar 1943  
Armament
Sqn Ldr W H G Hampshire 23 Jun 1943 Command Armament Officer, MBE
Equipment
Wg Cdr A E Arnott  8 Jun 1943 Senior Equipment Staff Officer
Medical
Wg Cdr A Muir  8 May 1943 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB
RAF Regiment
 Wg Cdr C B Abbott 27 May 1943

Source - December 1943 Confidential Air Force List

It was redesignated Mediterranean Allied Coastal Air Force on 1 January 1944.

June 1944

Location Command Controlled
Algiers

Mediterranean Allied Air Forces

Groups: -

Wings: -

  • No 287 Wing - Sidi Amor

  • No 328 Wing - Alghero

  • No 332 Wing - Djidjelli

  • No 337 Wing - La Senia

  • No 338 Wing - Reghaia

Squadrons: -

  • No 14 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 23 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 32 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 36 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 39 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 153 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 256 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 272 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 284 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 293 (Air Sea Rescue) Squadron

  • No 458 (Bomber) Squadron RAAF

  • No 500 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • No 977 (Barrage Balloon) Squadron

  • No 981 (Barrage Balloon) Squadron

  • No 982 (Barrage Balloon) Squadron

  • No 983 (Barrage Balloon) Squadron

  • No 2861 Squadron, RAF Regiment - Calvi

  • No 2866 Squadron, RAF Regiment - Bastia

  • No 2869 Squadron, RAF Regiment - Alghero

Other Units: -

  • SHQ RAF Blida

    • No 1578 (Calibration) Flight

    • Communication Flight

    • No 5 (General Reconnaissance) Operations Room

  • SHQ RAF Bone

    • No 251 Air Sea Rescue Unit

  • Defence Flight - Gibraltar

  • No 2 (General Reconnaissance) Operations Room - Bastia

  • No 4 (General Reconnaissance) Operations Room - Chisonaccia

  • No 33 Air Stores Park - Sassari

  • No 252 Air Sea Rescue Unit - Naples

  • No 254 Air Sea Rescue Unit - Ajaccio

  • No 111 Repair and Salvage Unit - Alghero

  • Radar Conversion School - Maion Blanche

  • No 12 Anti Malarial Control Unit - Ajaccio

  • No 1 Hydrogen Supply Unit - Taranto

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Sir Hugh P Lloyd 14 Mar 1943 Air Officer Commanding, KBE, CB, MC, DFC; later ACM
A/Cdre Victor B Bennett   Air Officer i/c Administration, DFC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt E H Tildswell   Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre Geoffrey W Tuttle 10 Mar 1944 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, DFC; later AM
Gp Capt John H Edwardes Jones  1 Jun 1943 CBE, DFC, AFC; later AM
Gp Capt A W Bates  3 Feb 1944  
Gp Capt M G F Pedley 21 Feb 1944 DFC
Wg Cdr H L Tudor 26 Mar 1943  
Wg Cdr R S Mudie  7 Jan 1944  
Wg Cdr H W Eliot 11 Mar 1944 DSO, DFC
Sqn Ldr B F Collins 30 Nov 1943  
Sqn Ldr R A Syrett 30 Nov 1943  
Sqn Ldr G C Joyce  1 Aug 1943  
Sqn Ldr W E Prately  1 Aug 1943  
Sqn Ldr F L Bradshaw 30 Nov 1943  
Sqn Ldr J B Coates 14 Mar 1944 DFC
Sqn Ldr F J Mundy  2 Feb 1944  
Sqn Ldr L N Flint  9 Feb 1944  
Sqn Ldr G D'O Sheppard 17 Apr 1944  
Sqn Ldr D S Cross 19 Apr 1944  
Sqn Ldr J H Simpson 14 Apr 1944 DFC
Sqn Ldr L F Brown 30 Nov 1943  
Sqn Ldr E M Edlins 31 Mar 1944  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt G R Brice 12 Dec 1943 Organisation
Wg Cdr J Hutton 14 Mar 1943 Personnel
Sqn Ldr A T Arnold 24 Jun 1943  
Sqn Ldr D E Stuart 30 Nov 1943  
Sqn Ldr S Rhodes 30 Nov 1943  
Sqn Ldr J J Gray 20 Jan 1944  
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr R T Billett 11 Mar 1944  
Engineer
Wg Cdr F H Catton  8 Jun 1943 Command Engineer Officer, OBE
Signals
Gp Capt T R Vickers 23 Sep 1943 DSO
Wg Cdr C I Orr-Ewing 24 Sep 1943  
Sqn Ldr D W Mair  1 Mar 1943  
Sqn Ldr H F Jacob  1 Mar 1943  
Sqn Ldr A T Johns  7 Oct 1943  
Sqn Ldr L B F Leeson 15 Mar 1944  
Armament
Sqn Ldr W H G Hampshire 23 Jun 1943 Command Armament Officer, MBE
Equipment
Wg Cdr A E Arnott  8 Jun 1943 Senior Equipment Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr G H Ramsay 30 Nov 1943  
Accountant
Wg Cdr J M Horsley 18 Mar 1944  
Photography
Sqn Ldr W J Barrett 20 Mar 1944  
Medical
Wg Cdr A Muir  8 May 1943 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB
Meteorological
Sqn Ldr G J Evans  1 Aug 1943 Senior Meteorological Officer
RAF Regiment
 Wg Cdr C B Abbott 27 May 1943
Miscellaneous Appointments
Sqn Ldr H N Bubb 30 Nov 1943  
Sqn Ldr J E Storey 30 Nov 1943  

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

June 1945

Location Command Controlled
Caserta

Mediterranean Allied Air Forces

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM John Whitford  1 Nov 1944 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE
A/Cdre John G Elton 25 Mar 1945 Air Officer i/c Administration, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt A E Rayner  4 Dec 1944 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre John R Rhys-Jones  1 May 1945 Senior Air Staff Officer,
Gp Capt D P Marvin  1 Nov 1944 DFC
Wg Cdr R S Mudie  7 Jan 1944  
Sqn Ldr G C Joyce  1 Aug 1943  
Sqn Ldr A D Farrell  9 Feb 1944  
Sqn Ldr R E Brabyn 13 Aug 1944  
Sqn Ldr K L Coghlan 12 Nov 1944  
Sqn Ldr R A Syrett  1 Dec 1944  
Sqn Ldr H W Gill  5 Dec 1944  
Sqn Ldr R J Warren 28 Sep 1944  
Sqn Ldr E Dancy  1 Feb 1945  
Sqn Ldr G A Grove 21 Dec 1944  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt G R Brice 12 Dec 1943 Organisation
Wg Cdr J T Phelan 12 Dec 1944  
Wg Cdr J C Crockhand 10 Jan 1945 Personnel, OBE
Sqn Ldr J Cooksley  3 Sep 1944  
Sqn Ldr R D Crump 10 Apr 1944  
Sqn Ldr A C S Eagles  2 Aug 1944  
Sqn Ldr A D Murfin 22 Dec 1944  
Sqn Ldr G C Paddison 17 Feb 1945  
Sqn Ldr R E March 27 Dec 1944  
Sqn Ldr J D Witthoft 21 Dec 1944  
Sqn Ldr E Dench  2 Feb 1945  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Sqn Ldr R J Alderson 17 Sep 1944  
Signals
Gp Capt T R Vickers 23 Sep 1943 DSO
Sqn Ldr H F Jacob  1 Mar 1943  
Sqn Ldr D W Mair  1 Mar 1943  
Wg Cdr G R S Charles  1 May 1944  
Sqn Ldr A T Johns  7 Oct 1943  
Sqn Ldr L B F Leeson 15 Mar 1944  
Armament
Sqn Ldr H C Moss 11 Nov 1944  
Equipment
Wg Cdr A E Arnott  8 Jun 1943 Senior Equipment Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr J Cumming 10 Nov 1944  
Accountant
Wg Cdr C Lorimer  4 Dec 1944 OBE
Sqn Ldr T A Douglas 20 Nov 1944  
Medical
Wg Cdr A Muir  8 May 1943 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB
Sqn Ldr J Evans 20 Nov 1944 BCh, MRCS, LRCP
Meteorological
Sqn Ldr G J Evans  1 Aug 1943 Senior Meteorological Officer
RAF Regiment
Sqn Ldr K M Head  1 Feb 1945
Miscellaneous Appointments
Sqn Ldr J D Odell 11 Jul 1944  
Sqn Ldr J M W Omand xx Dec 1944  

Source - June 1945 Confidential Air Force List

[Dec 1943 | Jun 1944 | Jun 1945]

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