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HQ No 213 Group Personnel, locations and units


[Jul 1942 | Dec 1943]

This Group was formed by redesignating Advanced HQ, AHQ Levant as No 213 (Operational) Group on 15 December 1941 at Grand Hotel, Beit Meri.  It moved to Nerab, Aleppo on 7 May 1942.

July 1942

Location Command Controlled
Nerab, Aleppo, Syria Middle East Command
  • Unable to list units at present

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt Somerled D Macdonald 10 Dec 1941 Officer Commanding, DFC; later AVM
Air Staff
Wg Cdr M E L'I La V Baker 10 Dec 1941 Senior Air Staff Officer

Source - July 1942 Confidential Air Force List

It moved to Beirut on 23 September 1942, but was reduced to a nucleus at Aley on 12 November.  It moved to Turan on Palestine on 20 September 1943, Nazerath in October and back to Aley on 25 October, where it disbanded on 15 November 1943 (but was still listed in the December 1943 CAFL)

December 1943

Location Command Controlled
Aley, Beirut, Lebenon Middle East Command
  • Unable to list units at present

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt F M Denny 14 Mar 1943 Officer Commanding,
Administrative Staff
Flt Lt T A Francis 28 mar 1942  
Staffs of the Services
Meteorological
Sqn Ldr N B Marshall 28 Nov 1942 Senior Meteorological Officer

Source - December 1943 Confidential Air Force List

[Jul 1942 | Dec 1943]

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