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HQ No 212 Group Personnel, locations and units


[Dec 1943 | Jun 1944 | Jun 1945]

This Group was initially formed at No 23 Personnel Transit Centre, Helwan on 15 August 1942 and became No 212 (Fighter Control) Group at Benghazi.  Control was transferred from AHQ Western Desert to AHQ Egypt on 25 November.  Now located at Gazala, it was redesignated No 212 (Fighter) Group on 1 December 1942, moving to Benina on 12 December.

December 1943

Location Command Controlled
Benina Middle East Command (AHQ Egypt)
  • Unable to list units at present

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Archibald H Wann 26 Mar 1943 Air Officer Commanding,
Air Staff
Wg Cdr David W Bayne  9 Feb 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer, later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr M F Anderson  9 Dec 1942  
Sqn Ldr S G Gemmell 11 Dec 1942  
Sqn Ldr H A Shewan 11 Dec 1942  
Sqn Ldr A E Dennis 16 Jan 1943  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr J F H Hargrave 10 Jan 1943 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr M Devlin 11 Dec 1942  
Sqn Ldr R James 26 Feb 1943 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr W J L Stevenson 14 Mar 1943 MC
Staffs of the Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr L A Grover 22 Aug 1942 Chief Signals Officer
Engineer
Wg Cdr R W Christmas 18 Dec 1942  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr B A L Wakely  5 Dec 1942  
Medical
Wg Cdr K Fawssett 19 Jan 1943 MRCS, LRCP

Source - December 1943 Confidential Air Force List

Control was transferred to AHQ Eastern Mediterranean on 11 February 1944.

June 1944

Location Command Controlled
Benina Middle East Command (AHQ Eastern Mediterranean)
  • No 235 Wing

  • No 243 Wing

  • No 334 Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Norman S Allinson  1 Mar 1944 Air Officer Commanding, later AVM
Air Staff
Gp Capt J W A Hunnard 25 Aug 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer, later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr R F Smith 26 Dec 1943  
Sqn Ldr A S Melville 12 Sep 1943  
Sqn Ldr N A R Doughty 10 Jul 1943  
Sqn Ldr E O Fuller 14 Feb 1944  
Sqn Ldr A N R Greaves 20 Dec 1943  
Sqn Ldr A Moore 21 Oct 1943  
Sqn Ldr R W Boone  9 Mar 1944  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr R G Frith 25 Aug 1943 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Sqn Ldr H J Mitchell 10 Jun 1943 Organisation
Sqn Ldr R James 26 Feb 1943 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Wg Cdr J R Fraser 17 Nov 1943  
Signals
Sqn Ldr S Jones 30 Mar 1943  
Sqn Ldr B T T Pook 28 Dec 1943  
Equipment
Wg Cdr P J Lutley 20 Jul 1943  
Sqn Ldr L H Edwards 22 Dec 1943  
Accountant
Sqn Ldr W R Davdson 16 Feb 1944  
Medical
Wg Cdr J E Dalton  4 Dec 1943 MB, CM
RAF Regiment
Lt Col J Messer-Bennette  9 Jan 1944

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

June 1945

Location Command Controlled
Benina Middle East Command
  • Unable to list units at present

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt J W A Hunnard 25 Aug 1943 Officer Commanding
Air Staff
Wg Cdr W W T Ritchie 23 May 1944  
Sqn Ldr A S Melville 12 Sep 1943  
Sqn Ldr A N R Greaves 20 Dec 1943  
Sqn Ldr R W Boone  9 Mar 1944  
Sqn Ldr H G Watkins  1 Mar 1944  
Sqn Ldr D S F Vernon 26 Feb 1944  
Sqn Ldr W A Webb 27 Apr 1944  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr J A Tindall 22 Aug 1944 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Sqn Ldr H J Mitchell 10 Jun 1943 Organisation
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Wg Cdr J R Fraser 17 Nov 1943  
Signals
Sqn Ldr B T T Pook 28 Dec 1943  
Accountant
Sqn Ldr W R Davdson 16 Feb 1944  
Medical
Wg Cdr E B Rayner 24 May 1944 MB, ChB
RAF Regiment
Sqn Ldr G E Lowell 1 Jun 1944

Source - June 1945 Confidential Air Force List

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