Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation


Home Page

Main Menu

Quick Menu

Members' Area

What New?

About this site

Reunions

Help Needed?

Glossary

Bibliography

Sign Guest Book

View Guest Book

Link to Amazon

Online Store

Contact Me


HQ No 10 Group Personnel, locations and units 1939 - 1945


[Jun 1941 | Jul 1942 | Dec 1943 | Jun 1944 | Jun 1945]

This Group was reformed on 1 June 1940 at Rudloe Manor, near Box in Wiltshire as No 10 (Fighter) Group within Fighter Command to control fighter units in the South-West of England.

June 1941

Location Command Controlled
Rudloe Manor, Box, Wiltshire Fighter Command
  • SHQ RAF Colerne

    • No 87 Squadron

    • No 307 (Polish) Squadron

    • No 501 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Exeter

    • No 504 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Filton

    • No 263 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Harrowbeer

  • SHQ RAF Middle Wallop

    • No 93 Squadron*

    • No 604 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Pembrey

    • No 32 Squadron

    • No 79 Squadron

    • No 316 (Polish) Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Portreath

    • No 66 Squadron

    • No 152 Squadron

    • No 247 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Warmwell

    • No 234 Squadron

  • No 118 Squadron - Ibsley

* Under operational control of ACAS (R)

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Sir Christopher J Q Brand 15 Jun 1940 Air Officer Commanding, KBE, DSO, MC, DFC
Personal Appointment
Fg Off J Liddell-Simpson  4 Jul 1940 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt Philip F Fullard 30 Nov 1940 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, DSO, MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Gp Capt George E Wilson 15 Jun 1940 OBE; later A/Cdre
Gp Capt E J L Hope 21 Oct 1940 AFC
Wg Cdr E S Finch 15 Jun 1940  
Wg Cdr M V M Clube 29 Jun 1940  
Wg Cdr C W Walter 27 Jun 1940  
Wg Cdr J D Miller 14 Mar 1941  
Sqn Ldr E F Ward 15 Mar 1941  
Flt Lt C W Snook 15 Jun 1940  
Flt Lt W P Clyde 11 Dec 1940 DFC
Flt Lt C J H Riddle  3 Jan 1941  
Flt Lt T E Hubbard 16 Jan 1941  
Flt Lt F J Buckland  9 Feb 1941  
Flt Lt H S Cavendish 23 Mar 1941  
Fg Off J M Clarke 18 Nov 1940  
Fg Off J E Lloyd  9 Feb 1941  
Fg Off R O Hobhouse 17 Feb 1941  
Plt Off N M Corcas 15 Jun 1940  
Plt Off J McG Asher 21 Jun 1940  
Plt Off C W Rippon 29 Jun 1940  
Plt Off N H White 29 Jun 1940  
Plt Off M W P Nell 15 Jun 1940  
Plt Off A C Case 20 Jun 1940  
Plt Off I E Dear 29 Jun 1940  
Plt Off H C Rattle 18 Jul 1940  
Plt Off K S Thompson 29 Jul 1940  
Plt Off J E G Utting 29 Jul 1940  
Plt Off J F Goddard 31 Jul 1940  
Plt Off P G N Booth 31 Jul 1940  
Plt Off J G Ridout-Evans 20 Sep 1940  
Plt Off E S Roberts 25 Sep 1940  
Plt Off G B H Currie  9 Dec 1940  
Plt Off R F P Holloway 14 Jan 1941  
Plt Off F L J Rogerson  9 Feb 1941  
Plt Off A F C Parker  9 Feb 1941  
Plt Off B Morgan  9 Feb 1941  
Plt Off B O Byass  9 Feb 1941  
Plt Off G B Denty 24 Feb 1941  
Plt Off E F Longrigg 24 Feb 1941  
Plt Off R A Frost  3 Mar 1941  
Plt Off A D Wood  6 Mar 1941  
Plt Off J S Porteous  6 Mar 1941  
Plt Off F W Patmore 10 Mar 1941  
Plt Off R S la T Bateman  1 Apr 1941  
Plt Off A Richardson  1 Apr 1941  
Plt Off I T Stamp 14 May 1941  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr F F James 24 Feb 1941 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr T J Southern 15 Jun 1940 Organisation Duties
Flt Lt C C M Allen 22Aug 1940  
Flt Lt S H Bell 20 Jun 1940 Personnel Duties
Plt Off E F W Truscott 20 Nov 1940  
Plt Off G H de la Pasture  2 Feb 1941  
Plt Off A Brindley  1 Apr 1941  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Sqn Ldr B H Becker 15 Jun 1940  
Signals
Wg Cdr Q W A Rose 10 Apr 1941  
Sqn Ldr R C Crawford 28 Jun 1940  
Fg Off C H G Soper 11 Nov 1940  
Plt Off N M Easterbrook 14 Oct 1940  
Plt Off K A B Gilfillan  1 Apr 1941  
Armament
Plt Off M Kramer  3 Feb 1941 DFC
Photography
Fg Off E R Jones-Humphreys 15 Apr 1941  
Plt Off C H Higson  9 Dec 1940  
Equipment
Fg Off Laurence A Wear 21 Jun 1940 later A/Cdre
Plt Off J P Usher 15 Jun 1940  
Physical Training
Fg Off R A Young  1 Jan 1941  
Medical
Sqn Ldr J H Williams   Senior Medical Officer, MRCS, LRCP
Fg Off S J Hadfield 29 Jan 1941 MB, BCh, MRCS, LRCP
Accountant
Plt Off A G V Herbert  1 Aug 1940  
Plt Off P W M Hall  6 May 1941  
Meteorological
Mr J E Stevens   BSc
Miscellaneous Appointments
Fg Off R B Viner 20 Jun 1940  
Fg Off S C W Rudd 15 Jun 1940  
Fg Off D K Graham 26 Jun 1940  
Fg Off W L W Walker 20 Jun 1940  
Fg Off L Cawthorne 15 Jul 1940 DCM, MM
Fg Off W R Tate 14 Mar 1941  
Plt Off A T Greogry 21 Jun 1940  
Plt Off P H M Wood 10 Jul 1940  
Plt Off A D Melville  4 Nov 1940  
Plt Off R H Miskin  4 Nov 1940  
Plt Off G B H Currie  9 Dec 1940  
Plt Off H T Grumbar 22 Dec 1940  
Plt Off C Morris 16 Jan 1941  
Plt Off P J H Green  7 Mar 1941  
Plt Off R A Newberry 20 Mar 1941  
Plt Off D Brocklehurst 20 Mar 1941  

Source - June 1941 Confidential Air Force List

July 1942

Location Command Controlled
Rudloe Manor, Box, Wiltshire Fighter Command
  • SHQ RAF Church Stanton

  • SHQ RAF Colerne

    • No 264 Squadron

    • No 1454 Flight

  • SHQ RAF Exeter

    • No 307 (Polish) Squadron

    • No 310 (Czech) Squadron

    • No 504 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Fairwood Common

    • No 125 Squadron

    • No 421 Squadron RCAF

  • SHQ RAF Harrowbeer

    • No 276 Squadron

    • No 312 (Czech) Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Ibsley

    • No 66 Squadron

    • No 118 Squadron

    • No 501 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Middle Wallop

    • No 245 Squadron

    • No 604 Squadron

    • No 1458 (Turbinlite) Flight

  • SHQ RAF Portreath

    • No 234 Squadron

    • No 19 Squadron

    • No 1449 Flight

  • SHQ RAF Warmwell

    • No 175 Squadron

    • No 1487 (Gunnery) Flight

  • No 600 Squadron - Predannock

  • No 1457 Flight - Predannock

  • No 130 Squadron - Perranporth

  • No 87 Squadron - Charmy Down

  • No 263 Squadron - Angle

  • Telecommunication Flying Unit - Hurn

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Act AVM Augustus H Orlebar 22 Jul 1942 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, AFC; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off W G T Milne  7 Mar 1942 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt Herbert V Rowley  3 Dec 1941 Senior Air Staff Officer; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr Arthur V Harvey 17 Mar 1942 later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr M B Hamilton 12 Feb 1942  
Sqn Ldr A D Page  9 Jun 1941 MM
Sqn Ldr B A Hewett 25 Aug 1941  
Sqn Ldr G Ct G O'Brian 21 May 1942 AFC
Sqn Ldr G D Griffiths 27 May 1942  
Flt Lt H S Cavendish 23 Mar 1941  
Flt Lt S C W Rudd 15 Jun 1940  
Flt Lt R O Hobhouse 17 Feb 1941  
Flt Lt F L J Rogerson  9 Feb 1941  
Flt Lt C A Shute 25 Nov 1941 CMG, CBE
Flt Lt Ernest W Wootten 14 Jan 1942 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt C Howells  1 Dec 1941  
Flt Lt I E Dear 29 Jun 1940  
Flt Lt E J McLoughlin 27 Jan 1942  
Flt Lt E C Fieldsend 29 Apr 1942  
Flt Lt J G Ridout-Evans 20 Sep 1940  
Flt Lt A Hall  1 Aug 1941  
Flt Lt G W Phillips    
Fg Off M W P Nell 15 Jun 1940  
Fg Off A C Case 20 Jun 1940  
Fg Off D K Graham 26 Jun 1940  
Fg Off C W Rippon 29 Jun 1940  
Fg Off N H White 29 Jun 1940  
Fg Off H C Rattle 18 Jul 1940  
Fg Off K S Thompson 29 Jul 1940  
Fg Off J F Goddard 31 Jul 1940  
Fg Off E F Longrigg 24 Feb 1941  
Fg Off I F H Jones 29 Nov 1941  
Fg Off H K Evershed 16 Feb 1942  
Fg Off E S Roberts 25 Sep 1940  
Fg Off B O Byass  9 Feb 1941  
Fg Off B Morgan  9 Feb 1941  
Fg Off G H Matthews  1 Jul 1941  
Fg Off J J Chapman 25 Jul 1941  
Fg Off V H Ekins 20 May 1942  
Plt Off R F P Holloway 14 Jan 1941  
Plt Off H O Roberts 11 Jul 1941  
Plt Off H B Hampton 20 Jan 1942  
Plt Off E Lockett  7 Feb 1942  
Plt Off J O Golding 12 Apr 1942  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr F F James 24 Feb 1941 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Flt Lt S H Bell 20 Jun 1940 Organisation Duties
Flt Lt C C M Allen 22Aug 1940  
Flt Lt W E Windham 29 Sep 1941  
Fg Off W A Cooper 28 Jan 1941  
Fg Off W F Booth 19 Jan 1942  
Plt Off R H Campbell 27 Nov 1941  
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr T E Sanders 24 Jan 1942  
Signals
Wg Cdr R W Hase  8 Dec 1941  
Fg Off J C Aldred  7 Jul 1941  
Fg Off H R Crowley 15 Oct 1941  
Fg Off C V Colbon  6 Jul 1941  
Armament
Wg Cdr James D Ronald 26 May 1941 later A/Cdre
Photography
Flt Lt W Yonge 16 May 1942  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr L D Neeves 30 Mar 1942  
Flt Lt Laurence A Wear 21 Jun 1940 later A/Cdre
Fg Off J P Orford  6 May 1942  
Accountant
Fg Off P W M Hall  6 May 1941  
Medical
Wg Cdr J H Williams   Senior Medical Officer, MRCS, LRCP
Flt Lt N F Newman    
Meteorological
Mr R A Watson   Senior Meteorological Officer, BA
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off A F Nicholl 21 Jan 1942 WAAF
RAF Regiment
 Maj P B Fraser 23 Feb 1942
 Flt Lt A Wharton 26 May 1942
Miscellaneous Appointments
Fg Off C B Bond 15 Dec 1941  
Fg Off G Kirkorian 29 Jul 1941  
Fg Off W I German  9 May 1941  

Source - July 1942 Confidential Air Force List

December 1943

Location Command Controlled
Rudloe Manor, Box, Wiltshire Air Defence of Great Britain
  • SHQ RAF Church Stanton

    • No 131 Squadron

    • No 165 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Colerne

    • No 456 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Exeter

    • No 616 Squadron

    • No 406 Squadron RCAF

  • SHQ RAF Fairwood Common

    • No 264 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Harrowbeer

    • No 193 Squadron

    • No 266 Squadron

    • No 276 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Ibsley

  • SHQ RAF Middle Wallop

    • No 151 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Portreath

  • SHQ RAF Warmwell

    • No 257 Squadron

    • No 263 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Zeals

  • No 610 Squadron - Bolt Head

  • No 340 Squadron - Perranporth

  • No 183 Squadron - Perranporth

  • No 341 Squadron - Perranporth

  • No 157 Squadron - Predannock

  • No 1449 Flight - Predannock

  • Telecommunication Flying Unit - Defford

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Charles R Steele  5 May 1943 Air Officer Commanding, DFC; later AM
Personal Appointment
Plt Off G H Puckle 29 Apr 1943 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre Reginald Pyne  1 Jun 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC
Gp Capt Edward L Colbeck-Welch  6 Apr 1943 DFC; later AVM
Gp Capt T D F Morgan 11 Jun 1943 DSO, DFC
Wg Cdr A D Page  9 Jun 1942 MM
Wg Cdr C D G Welch  8 Feb 1943  
Wg Cdr C D Griffiths 10 Jan 1943 DFC
Wg Cdr G Ct G O'Brian  1 Jul 1943 AFC
Wg Cdr G R Edge  2 Sep 1943 DFC
Wg Cdr W O Stern  9 Sep 1943  
Wg Cdr A H Rose 15 Sep 1943  
Sqn Ldr E J McLoughlin 27 Jan 1942  
Sqn Ldr R H Sharp 15 Jun 1942 DFC
Sqn Ldr F H Thompson  1 Apr 1943  
Sqn Ldr B O Byass 20 Aug 1943  
Sqn Ldr M W P Nell 15 Jun 1943  
Sqn Ldr K S Thompson 29 Jul 1940  
Sqn Ldr N H Richardson 27 Sep 1942  
Sqn Ldr A Hall  1 Aug 1941  
Sqn Ldr N H White 29 Jun 1940  
Sqn Ldr R A Newberry  9 Aug 1943  
Sqn Ldr CG B Warnes 20 Jun 1943 DSO, DFC
Sqn Ldr J A T Longden 28 Sep 1943  
Maj J B Y Hill 23 Dec 1941  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt C R O'Sullivan 25 Aug 1943 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Wg Cdr A M Wilkinson 25 Aug 1943 Organisation Duties
Sqn Ldr W E Windham 29 Sep 1941 Personnel
Sqn Ldr F B Sykes 25 May 1943  
Sqn Ldr J Russell-Budd 25 Aug 1943  
Staffs of the Services
Signals
Wg Cdr N B R Bromley  8 Dec 1942 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr H S A Pitt 14 Aug 1942  
Armament
Sqn Ldr H N Miller 27 Nov 1942  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr J R Turnbull 15 Jan 1943 Senior Equipment Staff Officer
Medical
Wg Cdr J B Ross 23 Aug 1943 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB
Meteorological
Mr R A Watson   Senior Meteorological Officer, BA
WAAF Staff Officers
Wg Off M C Loftus 15 May 1943 WAAF
RAF Regiment
Lt Col J Hassell  6 Oct 1943
Sqn Ldr E G Simond 14 Jul 1943

Source - December 1943 Confidential Air Force List

June 1944

Location Command Controlled
Rudloe Manor, Box, Wiltshire Air Defence of Great Britain
  • SHQ RAF Colerne

    • No 10 Group Communication Flight

  • SHQ RAF Culmhead

    • No 126 Squadron

    • No 610 Squadron

    • No 616 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Exeter

  • SHQ RAF Fairwood Common

    • No 68 Squadron

    • No 11 Armament Practice Camp

  • SHQ RAF Harrowbeer

    • No 131 Squadron

    • No 263 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Holmsley South

  • SHQ RAF Ibsley

  • SHQ RAF Portreath

    • No 276 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Warmwell

  • SHQ RAF Zeals

  • No 1 Squadron - Predannock

  • No 41 Squadron -Bolt Head

  • No 151 Squadron - Predannock

  • No 406 Squadron RCAF - Winkleigh

  • No 1449 Flight - Predannock

  • Telecommunication Flying Unit - Defford

  • Gunnery Research Unit - Collyweston

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Charles R Steele  5 May 1943 Air Officer Commanding, DFC; later AM
Personal Appointment
Plt Off G H Puckle 29 Apr 1943 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre Reginald Pyne  1 Jun 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC
Gp Capt Edward L Colbeck-Welch  6 Apr 1943 DFC; later AVM
Gp Capt T D F Morgan 11 Jun 1943 DSO, DFC
Wg Cdr A D Page  9 Jun 1942 MM
Wg Cdr C D G Welch  8 Feb 1943  
Wg Cdr W O Stern  9 Sep 1943  
Wg Cdr A H Rose 15 Sep 1943  
Wg Cdr A D Annand 14 Dec 1943  
Wg Cdr D S G Honor  1 Apr 1944 DFC
Sqn Ldr R H Sharp 15 Jun 1942 DFC
Sqn Ldr F H Thompson  1 Apr 1943  
Sqn Ldr A Hall  1 Aug 1941  
Sqn Ldr J B Y Hill 23 Dec 1941  
Sqn Ldr N H White 29 Jun 1940  
Sqn Ldr T K Waite  1 Dec 1943  
Sqn Ldr J J Chapman 18 Oct 1943  
Sqn Ldr H A S Johnston  3 Jan 1944 DFC
Sqn Ldr G E Brice 21 Jan 1944  
Sqn Ldr J P Crowther 18 Jan 1944  
Sqn Ldr E A Huntingdon-Whitley 16 Feb 1944  
Sqn Ldr Ian N MacDougall 27 Jan 1944 DFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr H O Roberts  3 Nov 1943  
Sqn Ldr A G Lewis  1 Apr 1944 DFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt R J Clare Hunt 10 Jan 1944 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Wg Cdr A M Wilkinson 25 Aug 1943 Organisation, DSO
Sqn Ldr F B Sykes 25 May 1943 Personnel
Sqn Ldr R H Campbell 23 Sep 1943  
Sqn Ldr J Russell-Budd 25 Aug 1943  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Sqn Ldr F A Harris 13 Nov 1943  
Signals
Wg Cdr N B R Bromley  8 Dec 1942 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr H S A Pitt 14 Aug 1942  
Armament
Sqn Ldr H N Miller 27 Nov 1942  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr J R Turnbull 15 Jan 1943 Senior Equipment Staff Officer
Medical
Wg Cdr J B Ross 23 Aug 1943 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB
Meteorological
Mr R A Watson   Senior Meteorological Officer, BA
WAAF Staff Officers
Wg Off E C Bather 11 Mar 1944 WAAF
RAF Regiment
Lt Col J Hassell  6 Oct 1943 DSO, MC
Sqn Ldr E G Simond 14 Jul 1943

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

It disbanded into No 11 Group on 2 May 1945.

June 1945

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

[Jun 1941 | Jul 1942 | Dec 1943 | Jun 1944 | Jun 1945]

This page was last updated on 09/06/17 using FrontPage 2003

         [Top of Page]