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HQ No 14 Group Personnel, locations and units


[Jun 1941 | Jul 1942]

This Group was formed on 1 April 1918 at St Mary's Street, Milfordhaven from the Milford Haven Anti-Submarine Group of the RNAS.  Originally in No 3 Area, this became Midland Area on 8 May 1918 and on 8 August, became No 14 (Operations) Group.  It moved to Pembroke Airship Station on 1 April 1919 but disbanded  on 19 May.

It reformed on 20 January 1940 from No 60 Wing of the Air Component of the BEF at Achicourt in France to control Nos 60 and 61 Wings but following the evacuation it was disbanded in the UK on 22 June 1940.

It reformed again on 29 June 1940 at Drummossie Hotel near Inverness as part of Fighter Command to control all fighter units in Scotland.

June 1941

Location Command Controlled
Drummossie Hotel, near Inverness Fighter Command
  • SHQ RAF Castletown

    • No 124 Squadron

  • No 17 Squadron - Elgin

  • No 111 Squadron - Dyce*

  • SHQ RAF Skeabrae

    • No 253 Squadron

  • No 232 Squadron - Montrose**

  • No 697 Squadron - Skitten

* Station in No 18 Group

** Station in No 21 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Malcolm Henderson 20 Jul 1940 Air Officer Commanding, CIE, DSO
Air Staff
A/Cdre Wilfred H Dunn 12Sep 1940 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSC; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr Charles F H Grace 19 Dec 1940 later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr R C H Crosthwaite 22 Dec 1940  
Wg Cdr R F Smith  9 Mar 1941  
Wg Cdr J W A Hunnard  9 Aug 1940  
Sqn Ldr J A Vick 26 Dec 1940  
Sqn Ldr P K Devitt  8 Feb 1941  
Sqn Ldr W B Boyce 12 Apr 1941  
Flt Lt J M Abell 10 Jan 1941  
Flt Lt L B Irish 15 Jul 1940  
Fg Off G S Charlesworth  1 Aug 1940  
Fg Off A G G Colquhoun  1 Aug 1940  
Fg Off F St K Anderson 26 Sep 1940  
Plt Off A M Wallace  9 Aug 1940  
Plt Off J M Bowie 10 Aug 1940  
Plt Off D S F Vernon  3 Oct 1940  
Plt Off T G Danby  4 Oct 1939  
Plt Off R G Biggs  9 Oct 1940  
Plt Off D J Laurie 10 Oct 1940  
Plt Off P H F White 12 Dec 1940  
Plt Off A S G Robertson 12 Dec 1940  
Plt Off J V Murphy 27 Jan 1941  
Plt Off F F Scott  8 Mar 1941  
Plt Off J C Hutchinson 22 Mar 1941  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr E G Holden  4 Apr 1941 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Flt Lt C K Turner  9 Nov 1940  
Flt Lt G G Braithwaite 12 Sep 1940  
Fg Off J W Telfer 18 Sep 1940  
Fg Off W T Eccles 14 Jan 1941  
Fg Off D G Porteous 31 Oct 1940  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Sqn Ldr F H Catten  6 Aug 1940  
Signals
Wg Cdr Henry B Wrigley  7 Nov 1941 later AVM
Fg Off Anthony G P Brightmore 27 Nov 1940 later A/Cdre
Armament
Sqn Ldr D E B Wheeler  9 Aug 1940  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr N Dainty 27 Sep 1940  
Accountant
Plt Off W G Roy  3 Aug 1940  
Medical
Sqn Ldr J C Smyth  5 Apr 1941 Senior Medical Officer, LRCP & S
Fg Off J Watson  4 Mar 1941 MB, BCh, MRCS, LRCP
Chaplain
Rev M K McLeod 18 Feb 1941  
Miscellaneous Appointments
Flt Lt H E Parker 19 Dec 1940  
Flt Lt W A Mckenzie 12 Mar 1941  
Fg Off R T B Hedges 12 Feb 1941  
Fg Off Y Yonge 15 Apr 1941  
Fg Off L S Bill  7 Mar 1941  
Plt Off G C S Barron 27 Jan 1941  
Plt Off A P McIntosh 12 Apr 1941  

Source - June 1941 Confidential Air Force List

July 1942

Location Command Controlled
Drummossie Hotel, near Inverness Fighter Command
  • SHQ RAF Castletown

    • No 54 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Inverness

  • SHQ RAF Peterhead

    • No 416 Squadron RCAF

    • No 1479 (Anti-Aircraft Co-operation) Flight

  • SHQ RAF Skeabrae

    • No 164 Squadron

    • No 132 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Tain

    • No 1491 (Gunnery) Flight

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Act AVM Raymond Collishaw 21 Mar 1942 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DSO, OBE, DSC, DFC
Air Staff
A/Cdre Wilfred H Dunn 12Sep 1940 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSC; later A/Cdre
Gp Capt B S Thynne 19 Nov 1941 AFC
Wg Cdr R F Smith  9 Mar 1941  
Wg Cdr G A W Saunders 16 Aug 1941 DFC
Sqn Ldr J M Bazin 24 Feb 1942  
Sqn Ldr J E McLennan 19 Mar 1942  
Flt Lt L B Irish 15 Jul 1940  
Flt Lt W H M Walker    
Flt Lt J E Lloyd    
Flt Lt W P Endersby  1 Feb 1942  
Flt Lt W Cameron  2 Mar 1942  
Flt Lt E C Crossley  3 Mar 1942  
Flt Lt D Secretan  9 Apr 1942  
Fg Off A G G Colquhoun  1 Aug 1940  
Fg Off J McBain 29 Sep 1941  
Fg Off H A Adams 23 Oct 1941  
Fg Off D H R Brearley 23 Oct 1941  
Fg Off G H White 23 Oct 1941  
Fg Off H H White 23 Oct 1941  
Fg Off H F Fry 23 Oct 1941  
Fg Off T B Bates 23 Oct 1941  
Fg Off A C Forbes 23 Oct 1941  
Fg Off D A McFarlane 23 Oct 1941  
Fg Off R G Biggs  9 Oct 1940  
Fg Off A S Melville 115 Jan 1942  
Fg Off L L Walker 28 Mar 1942  
Fg Off A S G Robertson 12 Dec 1940  
Fg Off W G Bennett   7 Oct 1941  
Fg Off J F Luckin 23 Oct 1941  
Fg Off R C Rattle 23 Oct 1941  
Plt Off C L M Haigh 31 Oct 1941  
Plt Off G D Denty    
Plt Off S W Tidmarsh 23 Oct 1941  
Plt Off D J McRae 29 oct 1941  
Plt Off C Russell-Jones 30 Jan 1942  
Plt Off A D Thomson 10 Feb 1942  
Plt Off B A G Rolls 26 Feb 1942  
Plt Off M D West  4 Mar 1942  
Plt Off W E Adams 15 Mar 1942  
Plt Off W R Pereira 22 May 1942  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr E G Holden  4 Apr 1941 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Flt Lt C K Turner  9 Nov 1940  
Fg Off J W Telfer 18 Sep 1940  
Fg Off W T Eccles 14 Jan 1941  
Fg Off H C Randall-Stevens 19 Jan 1942  
Fg Off H G Boswell 18 Feb 1942  
Plt Off C W Reynolds 29 Dec 1941  
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Fg Off G R Pushman 28 Apr 19442  
Engineer
Fg Off R F Arnold  2 Dec 1941  
Signals
Wg Cdr N B R Bromley  1 May 1942  
Fg Off R S Neil 27 Dec 1941  
Armament
Sqn Ldr H N Miller  1 Mar1942  
Photography
Fg Off E R Jones Humphreys 18 May 1942  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr E B Wilson  4 Sep 1941  
Plt Off R W Elliot 14 Mar 1942  
Medical
Wg Cdr V H Tompkins  9 Sep 1941 Senior Medical Officer, MRCS, LRCP
Sqn Ldr G A Jamieson  6 May 1942 MB, BS, DOMS
Flt Lt C M Dickens 16 May 1942  
Chaplains
Rev D L Smith  6 Jan 1942  
Physical Training
Fg Off J S Edwards  2 Jan 1942  
Meteorological
Mr W J Grassick   Senior Meteorological Officer, MA, BSc
WAAF Staff Officers
SO M G S Ramsay 10 Dec 1941 WAAF
RAF Regiment
 Maj The Earl of Cawdor 23 Feb 1942
 Fg Off D G Porteous 25 Apr 1942
Miscellaneous Appointments
Plt Off E J Carrol 14 Oct 1941  
Plt Off A P McIntosh 12 Apr 1941  

Source - July 1942 Confidential Air Force List

It disbanded on 15 July 1943 and was absorbed into No 13 Group.

[Jun 1941 | Jul 1942]

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