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HQ No 12 Group Personnel, units and locations 1937 - 1945


[Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939 | Dec 1939 | Jun 1941 | Jul 1942 | Dec 1943 | Jun 1944 | Jun 1945]

[1946 - 1968]

Reformed as No 12 (Fighter) Group on 1 April 1937 at RAF Uxbridge, it moved to its new HQ at Hucknall in Nottinghamshire between 8-15 May 1937.

July 1937

Location Command  
Hucknall, Nottinghamshire Fighter Command
  • SHQ, RAF Catterick

    • No 41 (Fighter) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Church Fenton

    • No 72 (Fighter) Squadron

    • No 213 (Fighter) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Duxford

    • No 19 (Fighter) Squadron

    • No 66 (Fighter) Squadron

    • Station Flight

  • No 25 (Fighter) Squadron - Hawkinge

  • No 64 Squadron - Martlesham Heath

  • No 607 (County of Durham) (Fighter) Squadron - Usworth

  • No 608 (North Riding) (Fighter) Squadron - Thornaby

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Air Staff
A/Cdre

John H S Tyssen

 1 May 1936 Senior Air Staff Officer and Temporoary AOC, MC; later AVM
Wg Cdr

Harold M Probyn

26 Apr 1937 DSO; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr

Anthony L Paxton

17 May 1937 DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr

Leonard T Pankhurst

31 May 1937 later AVM
Flt Lt W R Monro-Higgs 28 Apr 1937  
Personnel Staff
Capt G W McCarthy  1 Apr 1937 Royal Irish Fusiliers

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Location Command  
Hucknall, Nottinghamshire Fighter Command
  • SHQ, RAF Catterick

    • No 41 (Fighter) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Church Fenton

    • No 72 (Fighter) Squadron

    • No 64 (Fighter) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Digby

    • No 46 (Fighter) Squadron

    • No 73 (Fighter) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Duxford

    • No 19 (Fighter) Squadron

    • No 66 (Fighter) Squadron

    • Station Flight

    • Cambridge University Air Squadron

  • No 608 (North Riding) (Fighter) Squadron - Thornaby

  • SHQ, RAF Usworth

    • No 607 (County of Durham) (Fighter) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Wittering

    • No 23 (Fighter) Squadron

    • No 213 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Trafford L Leigh-Mallory

 4 Dec 1937 Air Officer Commanding, DSO; later ACM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off C R D Stewart 14 Jun 1937 Pilot and Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre

Thomas E B Howe

15 Nov 1937 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC; later A/Cdre
Gp Capt

Harold M Probyn

26 Apr 1937 DSO; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr

George E Wilson

 1 Dec 1937 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr J W Turton Jones  1 Jan 1938 Maintenance Liaison
Sqn Ldr P J A Hume-Wright 14 Jun 1937  
Sqn Ldr F K Damant 19 Jun 1937 Maintenance Liaison, DFC
Flt Lt W R Monro-Higgs 28 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt G N Snarey 24 Mar 1938 AFC
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr V S Parker 25 Oct 1937 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, DFC, AFC
Capt G W McCarthy  1 Apr 1937 Royal Irish Fusiliers
Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr W R Day 19 Jul 1937  
Flt Lt G W Gay 26 Jul 1937  
Warrant Officers
WO I E A Buck 28 Jun 1937 Personnel Staff

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Location Command  
Hucknall, Nottinghamshire Fighter Command
  • SHQ, RAF Catterick

    • No 41 (Fighter) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Church Fenton

    • No 72 (Fighter) Squadron

    • No 64 (Fighter) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Digby

    • No 46 (Fighter) Squadron

    • No 73 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 616 (South Yorkshire) (Fighter) Squadron - Doncaster

  • SHQ, RAF Duxford

    • No 19 (Fighter) Squadron

    • No 66 (Fighter) Squadron

    • Station Flight

    • Cambridge University Air Squadron

  • No 504 (County of Nottingham) (Fighter) Squadron - Hucknall

  • No 608 (North Riding) (Fighter) Squadron - Thornaby

  • No 603 (City of Edinburgh) (Fighter) Squadron - Turnhouse

  • SHQ, RAF Usworth

    • No 607 (County of Durham) (Fighter) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Wittering

    • No 23 (Fighter) Squadron

    • No 213 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 609 (West Riding) (Fighter) Squadron - Yeadon

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Trafford L Leigh-Mallory

 4 Dec 1937 Air Officer Commanding, DSO; later ACM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off C R D Stewart 14 Jun 1937 Pilot and Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt

Harold M Probyn

26 Apr 1937 DSO; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr

George E Wilson

 1 Dec 1937 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Kenneth B B Cross 12 Dec 1938 Auxiliary Liaison; later ACM
Sqn Ldr P J A Hume-Wright 14 Jun 1937  
Sqn Ldr F K Damant 19 Jun 1937 Maintenance Liaison, DFC
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr V S Parker 25 Oct 1937 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr

Edward J Corbally

20 Jun 1937 Administrative Duties; later AVM
Capt G W McCarthy  1 Apr 1937 Royal Irish Fusiliers
Services
Armament
Sqn Ldr G P MacDonald 19 Sep 1939
Signals
Sqn Ldr W R Day 19 Jul 1937  
Sqn Ldr E C Passmore 22 Aug 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO E A Buck 28 Jun 1937 Personnel Staff
WO M Buckley 27 May 1938 Administrative
WO W Bennie 30 May 1938 Air Staff
WO R B P Land 27 May 1938 Air Staff

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Location Command  
Hucknall, Nottinghamshire Fighter Command
  • No 602 (City of Glasgow) (Fighter) Squadron - Abbotsinch

  • SHQ, RAF Catterick

    • No 41 (Fighter) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Church Fenton

    • No 72 (Fighter) Squadron

    • No 64 (Fighter) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Digby

    • No 46 (Fighter) Squadron

    • No 73 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 616 (South Yorkshire) (Fighter) Squadron - Doncaster

  • SHQ, RAF Duxford

    • No 19 (Fighter) Squadron

    • No 66 (Fighter) Squadron

    • Station Flight

    • Cambridge University Air Squadron

  • No 610 (County of Chester) (Fighter) Squadron - Hooton Park

  • SHQ Hucknall

    • No 504 (County of Nottingham) (Fighter) Squadron

    • No 1 Ferry Pilots' Pool

  • No 611 (West Lancashire) (Fighter) Squadron - Speke

  • No 608 (North Riding) (Fighter) Squadron - Thornaby

  • SHQ Turnhouse

    • No 603 (City of Edinburgh) (Fighter) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Usworth

    • No 607 (County of Durham) (Fighter) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Wittering

    • No 23 (Fighter) Squadron

    • No 213 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 609 (West Riding) (Fighter) Squadron - Yeadon

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Trafford L Leigh-Mallory

 4 Dec 1937 Air Officer Commanding, DSO; later ACM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off C R D Stewart 14 Jun 1937 Pilot and Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt

Harry G Smart

20 Dec 1938 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Gp Capt

Harold M Probyn

26 Apr 1937 DSO; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr

George E Wilson

 1 Dec 1937 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Kenneth B B Cross 12 Dec 1938 Auxiliary Liaison; later ACM
Sqn Ldr P J A Hume-Wright 14 Jun 1937  
Sqn Ldr F K Damant 19 Jun 1937 Maintenance Liaison, DFC
Sqn Ldr

Edward J Corbally

20 Jun 1937 Administrative Duties; later AVM
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr V S Parker 25 Oct 1937 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, DFC, AFC
Capt G W McCarthy  1 Apr 1937 Royal Irish Fusiliers
Services
Armament
Sqn Ldr G P MacDonald 19 Sep 1939
Signals
Wg Cdr A D H Foster 28 Feb 1930  
Sqn Ldr E C Passmore 22 Aug 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO E A Buck 28 Jun 1937 Personnel Staff
WO W Bennie 30 May 1938 Air Staff
WO R B P Land 27 May 1938 Air Staff

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Location Command  
Hucknall, Nottinghamshire Fighter Command
  • No 602 (City of Glasgow) (Fighter) Squadron - Abbotsinch

  • SHQ, RAF Catterick

    • No 41 (Fighter) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Church Fenton

    • No 72 (Fighter) Squadron

    • No 64 (Fighter) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Digby

    • No 46 (Fighter) Squadron

    • No 73 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 616 (South Yorkshire) (Fighter) Squadron - Doncaster

  • SHQ, RAF Duxford

    • No 19 (Fighter) Squadron

    • No 66 (Fighter) Squadron

    • Station Flight

    • Cambridge University Air Squadron

  • No 610 (County of Chester) (Fighter) Squadron - Hooton Park

  • SHQ Hucknall

    • No 504 (County of Nottingham) (Fighter) Squadron

    • No 1 Ferry Pilots' Pool

  • No 611 (West Lancashire) (Fighter) Squadron - Speke

  • No 608 (North Riding) (Fighter) Squadron - Thornaby

  • SHQ Turnhouse

    • No 603 (City of Edinburgh) (Fighter) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Usworth

    • No 607 (County of Durham) (Fighter) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Wittering

    • No 23 (Fighter) Squadron

    • No 213 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 609 (West Riding) (Fighter) Squadron - Yeadon

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Trafford L Leigh-Mallory

 4 Dec 1937 Air Officer Commanding, DSO; later ACM
Personal Appointment
Plt Off R Miller  1 Mar 1939 Pilot and Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre

Harry G Smart

20 Dec 1938 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Gp Capt

Harold M Probyn

26 Apr 1937 DSO; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr

George E Wilson

 1 Dec 1937 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Kenneth B B Cross 12 Dec 1938 Auxiliary Liaison; later ACM
Sqn Ldr P J A Hume-Wright 14 Jun 1937  
Sqn Ldr F K Damant 19 Jun 1937 Maintenance Liaison, DFC
Sqn Ldr

Edward J Corbally

20 Jun 1937 Administrative Duties; later AVM
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr V S Parker 25 Oct 1937 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, DFC, AFC
Capt G W McCarthy  1 Apr 1937 Royal Irish Fusiliers
Services
Armament
Sqn Ldr G P MacDonald 19 Sep 1939
Signals
Wg Cdr A D H Foster 28 Feb 1930  
Sqn Ldr E C Passmore 22 Aug 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO E A Buck 28 Jun 1937 Personnel Staff
WO R B P Land 27 May 1938 Air Staff

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

December 1939

Location Command  
Hucknall, Nottinghamshire Fighter Command
  • SHQ RAF Aston Down

  • SHQ, RAF Debden

    • No 17 (Fighter) Squadron

    • No 29 (Fighter) Squadron

    • No 504 (County of Nottingham) (Fighter) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Digby

    • No 46 (Fighter) Squadron

    • No 229 Squadron

    • No 611 (West Lancashire) (Fighter) Squadron - Speke

  • SHQ, RAF Duxford

    • No 19 (Fighter) Squadron

    • No 66 (Fighter) Squadron

    • No 222 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Martlesham Heath

    • No 56 (Fighter) Squadron

    • No 236 Squadron

    • No 254 Squadron

    • No 264 Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Sutton Bridge

    • No 266 Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Wittering

    • No 23 (Fighter) Squadron

    • No 213 (Fighter) Squadron

    • No 610 (County of Chester) (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Trafford L Leigh-Mallory

 4 Dec 1937 Air Officer Commanding, DSO; later ACM
Personal Appointment
Plt Off J A P Studd  5 Aug 1939 Pilot and Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre

Harry G Smart

20 Dec 1938 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Gp Capt H O Long 24 Jul 1939 DSO
Wg Cdr

George E Wilson

 1 Dec 1937 later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr P J A Hume-Wright 14 Jun 1937  
Sqn Ldr F K Damant 19 Jun 1937 Maintenance Liaison, DFC
Sqn Ldr

Edward J Corbally

20 Jun 1937 Administrative Duties; later AVM
Sqn Ldr Kenneth B B Cross 12 Dec 1938 Auxiliary Liaison; later ACM
Fg Off H F Burton 26 Jun 1939 Navigation duties
Fg Off C G Masters 10 Sep 1939  
Plt Off J A Chubb 29 Sep 1939  
Plt Off N K Lawton 29 Sep 1939  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr Walter J Seward 10 Oct 1939 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr E S Finch 11 Sep 1939  
Maj G W McCarthy  1 Apr 1937 Royal Irish Fusiliers
Fg Off O D Norwood   Personnel duties
Lt (Ret) R A Lidstone   RN
Lt W J Gibson   late RAF
Staffs of the Services
Armament
Sqn Ldr G P MacDonald 19 Sep 1939
Engineer
Sqn Ldr Wilfred L Freebody 25 Jun 1939 later AVM
Fg Off C H Wilson  6 Sep 1939  
Signals
Wg Cdr A D H Foster 28 Feb 1930  
Sqn Ldr E C Passmore 22 Aug 1938  
Fg Off W G Lawrence 23 Jun 1939 Commissioned Signals Officer
Medical
Wg Cdr G P O'Connell  1 Nov 1939 Senior Medical Officer, MB, BCh
Meteorological
Mr G Thornton Smith   Meteorological Officer, BA

Source - December 1939 Confidential Air Force List

June 1941

Location Command  
Watnell, Nottingham Fighter Command
  • SHQ RAF Coltishall

    • No 222 Squadron

    • No 257 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Church Fenton

  • SHQ, RAF Digby

    • No 401 Squadron RCAF

    • No 402 Squadron RCAF

  • SHQ, RAF Duxford

    • No 19 Squadron

    • No 310 (Czech) Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey

    • No 65 Squadron

    • No 121 (Eagle) Squadron

    • No 255 Squadron

    • No 452 Squadron RAAF

  • SHQ, RAF Leconfield

  • SHQ, RAF Wittering

    • No 25 Squadron

    • No 151 Squadron

    • No 266 Squadron

  • No 71 (Eagle) Squadron - Martlesham Heath*

* Station in No 11 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Richard E Saul 17 Dec 1940 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DFC; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off C B Savory Pilot and Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre William B Callaway 16 Oct 1939 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC; later AVM
Gp Capt J W Turton Jones 16 Dec 1940  
Gp Capt Herbert V Rowley  1 Feb 1941 later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr I R Parker 26 Apr 1941  
Sqn Ldr N Wood 29 Aug 1939  
Sqn Ldr A D Page 23 Sep 1940 MM
Sqn Ldr H M Mitchell  3 Jan 1941 DFC
Flt Lt G R E Hayter   6 Sep 1939  
Flt Lt A E G Roberts 13 Sep 1939  
Flt Lt T F Hosking  7 Aug 1940  
Flt Lt C D G Welch 21 Sep 1940  
Flt Lt P R Foley  3 Mar 1941  
Fg Off H Rothery 26 Aug 1939  
Fg Off C H Mathias 21 Oct 1939  
Fg Off C H A A A Hankey 26 Feb 1941  
Fg Off K R Riddell 17 Apr 1941  
Plt Off J L Williams 21 Oct 1939  
Plt Off N Bury 26 Feb 1941  
Plt Off W F Lowe 17 Apr 1941  
Plt Off R Greville-Heygate 25 Sep 1939  
Plt Off G V Cottam 29 Sep 1939  
Plt Off R J S Lund 15 Jan 1940  
Plt Off H H R Schleman 22 Apr 1940  
Plt Off H F David 13 Nov 1940  
Plt Off N G Abercrombie 18 Nov 1940  
Plt Off R H Rose  1 Dec 1940  
Plt Off A Ivimey 30 Dec 1940  
Plt Off E B Eddy  8 Jan 1941  
Plt Off C R Horton 17 Apr 1941  
Plt Off R E Pilkington 17 Apr 1941  
Plt Off G D Johnson 17 Apr 1941  
Plt Off J M C Clayton 17 Apr 1941  
Plt Off H W M Coley 17 Apr 1941  
Plt Off F E H G Gibbens 17 Apr 1941  
Plt Off S J Wilson 17 Apr 1941  
Plt Off J G Staveley-Dick 17 Apr 1941  
Plt Off G M Kemp-Gee 17 Apr 1941  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr J C Barraclough 12 Jun 1940 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Flt Lt O D Norwood    
Flt Lt F B Jeffries    
Fg Off H C Simmonds 20 May 1940  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Flt Lt C Webster 24 Nov 1940  
Signals
Gp Capt A D H Foster 28 Feb 1939  
Sqn Ldr J C Bevan  9 Apr 1941  
Fg Off John H Hunter-Tod 10 Dec 1940 later AM
Plt Off B T T Pook  1 Feb 1941  
Plt Off E W Moeran 17 Apr 1941  
Armament
Wg Cdr J N Knowles  4 Dec 1940
Physical Training
Plt Off T H Topping 14 Mar 1941  
Accountant
Plt Off W J Kerr  4 May 1940  
Medical
Wg Cdr G W McAleer 26 Mar 1941 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB, DTM&H
Fg Off A I McKendrick  8 Nov 1940 MB, ChB
Meteorological
Dr A W Lee   Senior Meteorological Officer, BSc, PhD
Miscellaneous Appointments
Sqn Ldr W Riley  8Nov 1939  
Sqn Ldr G D M Blackwood  1 Jan 1941  
Fg Off J E Scholey 10 May 1940  
Plt Off E L Shankland  7 Sep 1939  
Plt Off W D S Montagu 26 Oct 1939  
Plt Off P W Ford  5 Dec 1939  
Plt Off B H Maloney    
Plt Off

T F Burridge

 4 Jul 1940  

Source - June 1941 Confidential Air Force List

July 1942

Location Command  
Watnell, Nottingham Fighter Command
  • SHQ RAF Church Fenton

    • No 25 Squadron

    • No 457 Squadron RAAF

  • SHQ RAF Coltishall

    • No 268 Squadron

    • No 278 Squadron

    • No 610 Squadron

    • No 1489 (Gunnery) Flight

  • SHQ, RAF Digby

    • No 288 Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Duxford

    • No 266 Squadron

    • No 609 Squadron

    • No 1426 Flight

  • SHQ, RAF Hibaldstow

    • No 253 Squadron

    • No 1459 Flight

  • SHQ, RAF Hutton Cranswick

    • No 308 (Polish) Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey

    • No 303 (Polish) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Wittering

    • No 151 Squadron

    • No 486 Squadron RNZAF

    • No 1453 Flight

    • No 1529 Flight

  • No 616 Squadron - King's Cliffe

  • No 137 Squadron - Matlask

  • No 400 Squadron RCAF - Coleby Grange

  • No 56 Squadron - Snailwell

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Richard E Saul 17 Dec 1940 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DFC; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Plt Off D T Harrison-Sleap Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre William B Callaway 16 Oct 1939 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC; later AVM
Gp Capt

Stephen H Hardy

10 Dec 1941 later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr J W A Hunnard 18 Nov 1941  
Wg Cdr K W Gough 24 Nov 1941  
Wg Cdr Rupert H A Leigh 10 Dec 1941 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr N Wood 29 Aug 1939  
Sqn Ldr C D G Welch 21 Sep 1940  
Sqn Ldr P R Foley  3 Mar 1941  
Flt Lt G R E Hayter   6 Sep 1939  
Flt Lt A E G Roberts 13 Sep 1939  
Flt Lt Lord Waleran  9 Nov 1941  
Flt Lt N R Thompson 18 Feb 1942  
Flt Lt N Bury 26 Feb 1941  
Flt Lt K Holden  4 Nov 1941  
Flt Lt J S G Eyre 10 Jun 1941  
Fg Off A D Rankine 17 Jul 1941  
Fg Off A W J Cornwell  4 Dec 1941  
Fg Off J H W Wilcox 24 Feb 1942  
Fg Off G S Denby 30 Mar 1942 DFC
Fg Off D T le B Beaumont  6 Apr 1942  
Fg Off R J S Lund 15 Jan 1940  
Fg Off H F David 13 Nov 1940  
Fg Off A R Reeve  2 Apr 1941  
Fg Off D H Banks 12 Jul 1941  
Fg Off N H Kaye  1 Aug 1941  
Fg Off A J Brown 10 Mar 1942 MC
Fg Off G M Kemp-Gee 17 Apr 1941  
Plt Off F E H G Gibbens 17 Apr 1941  
Plt Off A W A Oliver 10 Dec 1941  
Plt Off J M C Clayton 17 Apr 1941  
Plt Off H N Hall 30 Apr 1942  
Plt Off B Ord 24 Sep 1941  
Plt Off C G Chartres 20 May 1941  
Plt Off L S Elwell 20 May 1941  
Plt Off C J Bradley 21 May 1941  
Plt Off F J Clyne 17 Jun 1941  
Plt Off R G D Elliott 21 Jul 1941  
Plt Off W Hickson  1 Aug 1941  
Plt Off J de Neut  6 Nov 1941  
Plt Off R H Oppenheimer 15 Jan 1942  
Plt Off G W R Shaw 28 Feb 1942  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr J C Barraclough 12 Jun 1940 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr C W Cudemore 14 Aug 1941 MC, DFc
Sqn Ldr C C Boyd 19 Nov 1941  
Sqn Ldr F B Jeffries    
Flt Lt J H Ratcliffe 17 Apr 1941  
Flt Lt C H A A A Hankey 26 Feb 1941  
Fg Off A W Major  3 Dec 1941  
Fg Off T F S Burridge 11 Mar 1942  
Fg Off C W S Chalmers 19 Jan 1942  
Fg Off W G Barron  2 May 1941  
Plt Off N E Hart  1 Jul 1941  
Plt Off H Woodland 17 Sep 1941  
Plt Off J E Parker 22 Dec 1941  
Plt Off F Binns 22 Aug 1941  
Plt Off J S Starksfield    
Plt Off R B Rowden    
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Flt Lt C robertson  1 Sep 1941 DFC
Engineer
Flt Lt H Z Foreman 10 Jul 1941 OBE
Signals
Wg Cdr John A Robinson 11 Jul 1941 later A/Cdre
Fg Off J B Fell 20 Jan 1942  
Fg Off A G Peters  3 Feb 1942  
Fg Off E W Moeran 17 Apr 1941  
Plt Off B T T Pook  1 Feb 1941  
Armament
Flt Lt H C Flemons 20 Dec 1941
Physical Training
Plt Off T H Topping 14 Mar 1941  
Equipment
Flt Lt S Campling 26 Aug 1941  
Accountant
Fg Off F W W Hollingham  9 Jan 1942  
Medical
Wg Cdr G W McAleer 26 Mar 1941 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB, DTM&H
Flt Lt F D MacCarthy 24Jan 1942 MRCS, LRCP
Meteorological
Dr A W Lee   Senior Meteorological Officer, BSc, PhD
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off Y J Gough 20 Sep 1941 WAAF
RAF Regiment
 Lt Col J B Rosher 23 Feb 1942
 Flt Lt C W Mayhew 27 Feb 1942
Miscellaneous Appointments
Capt J H Eaton-Smith 12 Dec 1941  

Source - July 1942 Confidential Air Force List

December 1943

Location Command  
Watnell, Nottingham Air Defence of Great Britain
  • SHQ RAF Acklington

    • No 316 (Polish) Squadron

    • No 409 Squadron RCAF

  • SHQ RAF Bottisham

  • SHQ RAF Catterick

    • No 219 Squadron

    • No 1472 Flight

  • SHQ RAF Church Fenton

    • No 25 Squadron

    • No 26 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Coltishall

    • No 64 Squadron

    • No 68 Squadron

    • No 278 Squadron

    • No 611 Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Digby

    • No 402 Squadron RCAF

    • No 416 Squadron RCAF

  • SHQ, RAF Hutton Cranswick

    • No 234 Squadron

    • No 16 Armament Practice Camp

  • SHQ, RAF Snailwell

  • SHQ, RAF Wittering

    • No 1530 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

  • No 130 Squadron - Scorton

  • No 604 Squadron - Scorton

  • No 309 (Polish) Squadron - Wellingore

  • No 2 Heavy Glider Maintenance Unit - Cranwell

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Malcolm Henderson 22 Nov 1943 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CIE, DSO
Air Staff
A/Cdre Arthur S G Lee 18 Nov 1942 Senior Air Staff Officer, MC; later AVM
Gp Capt B S Thynne  4 Jun 1942 AFC
Gp Capt

Robert J B Burns

28 Jul 1943 later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr N Wood 29 Aug 1939  
Wg Cdr N Bury 29 Sep 1939  
Wg Cdr A H D Livock  1 Jun 1942  
Wg Cdr J R T Bradford 18 Feb 1943  
Wg Cdr G L C Roberts 17 May 1943  
Wg Cdr H St J Coghlan 11 Aug 1943  
Wg Cdr T W C Fazan 17 Jul 1943  
Sqn Ldr N R Thompson 18 Feb 1942  
Sqn Ldr F Garrett 12 Apr 1943  
Sqn Ldr A E G Roberts 10 Sep 1943  
Sqn Ldr K A H Mason 17 Jun 1943  
Sqn Ldr E T Mitchell 10 Sep 1943  
Sqn Ldr R H Oppenheimer 15 Jan 1942  
Sqn Ldr A D Rankine 17 Jul 1941  
Sqn Ldr K S Stubbs 19 Nov 1942  
Maj J H Eaton-Smith 12 Dec 1941  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr S MacKenzie 19 Mar 1943 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr A W G Cornwell 13 Sep 1943 Organisation
Sqn Ldr S G U Considine 12 Apr 1943 Personnel
Flt Lt B G R Moore 29 Aug 1943  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Sqn Ldr A W Tillman 23 Mar 1943  
Signals
Sqn Ldr J G Guthrie  6 May 1943  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr R A Little 26 Oct 1943  
Armament
Sqn Ldr R T Beves 18 Aug 1943
Medical
Wg Cdr L V McNabb  7 Dec 1942 Senior Medical Officer, MB, BS
Meteorological
Dr A W Lee   Senior Meteorological Officer, BSc, PhD
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off Y J Gough 20 Sep 1941 WAAF
RAF Regiment
Wg Cdr M A Toomey  2 Apr 1943
Sqn Ldr R W A Richards  1 Mar 1943

Source - December 1943 Confidential Air Force List

June 1944

Location Command  
Watnell, Nottingham Air Defence of Great Britain
  • SHQ RAF Acklington

  • SHQ RAF Church Fenton

    • No 307 (Polish) Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Coltishall

    • No 25 Squadron

    • No 316 (Polish) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Digby

    • No 504 Squadron

    • No 12 Group Communication Flight

  • SHQ, RAF Hutton Cranswick

    • No 16 Armament Practice Camp

  • SHQ, RAF Scorton

  • SHQ, RAF Snailwell

  • SHQ, RAF Wittering

    • No 1530 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

    • No 1426 (Enemy Aircraft) Flight

  • No 26 Squadron - Lee-on-Solent

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Malcolm Henderson 22 Nov 1943 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CIE, DSO
Air Staff
A/Cdre Arthur S G Lee 18 Nov 1942 Senior Air Staff Officer, MC; later AVM
Gp Capt G A L Manton 15 Jan 1944 AFC
Gp Capt

Robert J B Burns

28 Jul 1943 later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr N Bury 29 Sep 1939  
Wg Cdr H St J Coghlan 11 Aug 1943  
Wg Cdr T W C Fazan 17 Jul 1943  
Wg Cdr E J M Lang  2 Oct 1943  
Wg Cdr A R Edge 14 Jan 1944  
Wg Cdr M S Anthony  2 Jan 1944  
Wg Cdr R E Bland 20 Dec 1943  
Wg Cdr G R M Knox 25 Apr 1944  
Sqn Ldr F Garrett 12 Apr 1943  
Sqn Ldr A E G Roberts 10 Sep 1943  
Sqn Ldr R H Oppenheimer 15 Jan 1942  
Sqn Ldr A L Horrell 10 Sep 1943  
Sqn Ldr F J Higham 26 Jan 1944 DFC
Sqn Ldr I G S Matthew  1 Feb 1944 DFC
Sqn Ldr J A Stedman  3 Feb 1944  
Sqn Ldr S R Painter 24 Feb 1944  
Sqn Ldr F E H Gibbens 17 Apr 1944  
Sqn Ldr M Tait  2 Jun 1943  
Sqn Ldr W G Barron  1 Feb 1944  
Maj R H Holmes 13 Dec 1943  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr W B H Muir  2 Jan 1944 Senior Officer i/c Administration, MC
Sqn Ldr A W J Cornwell 13 Sep 1943 Organisation
Sqn Ldr S G U Considine 12 Apr 1943 Personnel
Flt Lt B G R Moore 29 Aug 1943  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Sqn Ldr A W Tillman 23 Mar 1943  
Signals
Wg Cdr Clifford T Jackaman  2 Nov 1943 MBE; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr J G Guthrie  6 May 1943  
Armament
Sqn Ldr R T Beves 18 Aug 1943
Equipment
Sqn Ldr S Campling  6 Feb 1944  
Medical
Wg Cdr W G S Roberts 10 Feb 1944 Senior Medical Officer, MRCS, LRCP
Educational
Mr J B Barclay  8 Apr 1944 MA, RAFVR
Meteorological
Dr A W Lee   Senior Meteorological Officer, BSc, PhD
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off K Coleman WAAF
RAF Regiment
Lt Col J L Grant 25 Nov 1943 MC
Sqn Ldr R W A Richards  1 Mar 1943

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

June 1945

Location Command  
Watnell, Nottingham Fighter Command
  • SHQ RAF Acklington

    • No 59 Operational Training Unit

    • No 19 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Aston Down

    • No 55 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Charter Hall

    • No 54 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Chilbolton

    • No 41 Operational Training Unit

    • No 26 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Church Fenton

    • No 125 Squadron

    • No 12 Servicing Init

    • No 13 Servicing Init

  • SHQ RAF Coltishall

    • No 303 (Polish) Squadron

    • No 307 (Polish) Squadron

    • No 316 (Polish) Squadron

    • No 11 Servicing Init

  • SHQ RAF Cranfield

    • No 51 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ, RAF Digby

    • No 441 Squadron RCAF

    • No 442 Squadron RCAF

  • SHQ RAF Eshott

    • No 57 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Fersfield

  • SHQ RAF Hawarden

    • No 58 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ, RAF Hutton Cranswick

    • No 124 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Milfield

    • No 56 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Ouston

    • No 62 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Preston

    • No 4 Instructors' School (EVT)

  • SHQ RAF Rednall

    • No 61 Operational Training Unit

  • No 12 Group Communication Flight - Hucknall

  • No 1 Squadron - Ludham

  • No 91 Squadron - Ludham

  • Gunnery Research Unit - Collyweston

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM John W Baker  1 Jan 1945 Air Officer Commanding, CB, MC, DFC; later ACM
Air Staff
A/Cdre Somerled D Macdonald 18 Sep 1944 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC; later AVM
Gp Capt Patrick H Dunn  1 Nov 1944 DFC; later AM
Gp Capt G C Pinkerton 15 Sep 1944 OBE, DFC
Wg Cdr N Bury 29 Sep 1939  
Wg Cdr H St J Coghlan 11 Aug 1943 DFC
Wg Cdr M S Anthony  2 Jan 1944  
Wg Cdr G R M Knox 25 Apr 1944  
Wg Cdr J E MacLennon 28 Jun 1944  
Wg Cdr Cathcart M Wight-Boycott 11 Sep 1944 DSO; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr A H Rook 10 Jan 1945 DFC
Wg Cdr P B Ellwell  4 Apr 1945 DFC
Wg Cdr A R Walker  9 Feb 1945 DFC
Sqn Ldr F Garrett 12 Apr 1943  
Sqn Ldr A E G Roberts 10 Sep 1943  
Sqn Ldr R H Oppenheimer  1 Aug 1943  
Sqn Ldr A L Horrell 10 Sep 1943  
Sqn Ldr S N Linsell 18 Sep 1944  
Sqn Ldr V S Crothwaite 22 Sep 1944  
Sqn Ldr V H Ekins 29 Dec 1944 DFC
Sqn Ldr H R Allen 29 Nov 1944 DFC
Sqn Ldr the Hon Lord Dudley  9 Dec 1944  
Sqn Ldr A J Harvey  2 Jan 1945  
Sqn Ldr J G Rice 24 Feb 1945  
Maj J B Winter  1 Apr 1945  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt

John M Warfield

9 Feb 1945 Senior Officer i/c Administration; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr I R Campbell-Orde 20 Jan 1945  
Sqn Ldr E H M Paterson  7 Apr 1945  
Sqn Ldr S G U Considine    
Sqn Ldr R R Mitchell  1 Nov 1944 DFC
Sqn Ldr G W Colledge 21 Mar 1945  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Wg Cdr A N Jarvis 18 Sep 1944 OBE
Sqn Ldr N T Luce 15 Sep 1944  
Signals
Wg Cdr R J Kemsley 30 Sep 1944  
Sqn Ldr H S A Pitt  8 Feb 1945  
Sqn Ldr A E Spring 21 Sep 1944  
Armament
Sqn Ldr R T Beves 18 Aug 1943
Equipment
Sqn Ldr V De B Owen 10 Sep 1944  
Sqn Ldr S Campling  5 Mar 1945  
Medical
Wg Cdr A C Hendry  4 Mar 1945 MC, MB, ChB
Sqn Ldr N Scott-Taggart 14 Sep 1944 MRCS, LRCP
Educational
Mr J B Barclay  8 Apr 1944 MA, RAFVR
Meteorological
Sqn Ldr W J Grassick    
WAAF Staff Officers
Wg Off F A J Wreford 18 Sep 1944 WAAF
RAF Regiment
Lt Col J L Grant 25 Nov 1943 MC
Sqn Ldr R W A Richards  1 Mar 1943

Source - June 1945 Confidential Air Force List

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