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HQ No 214 Group Personnel, locations and units


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

This Group was formed on 1 January 1942  at Habbaniya, moving to Kirkuk on 2 February 1942.

July 1942

Location Command Controlled
Kirkuk, Iraq Middle East Command
  • No units listed

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Robert M Foster

 8 Jan 1942 Officer Commanding, DFC; later ACM

Source - July 1942 Confidential Air Force List

It disbanded on 30 November 1942 by being amalgamated with No 217 Group.

It reformed at Castel Benito on 15 May 1943 but moved to Bari on 22 November 1943.

December 1943

Personnel listings are not shown in this edition of CAFL.

Source - December 1943 Confidential Air Force List

It moved to Naples on 21 May 1944.

June 1944

Location Command Controlled
Bari, Italy Mediterranean Allied Air Forces

Wings: -

  • No 276 Wing - Conversano

  • No 334 Wing - Brindisi

  • No 336 Wing - San Savero

Squadrons: -

  • No 148 Squadron

  • No 624 Squadron

  • No 682 Squadron

  • No 683 Squadron

  • No 2721 Squadron, RAF Regiment - Naples

  • No 2771 Squadron, RAF Regiment - Marzano

  • No 2788 Squadron, RAF Regiment - Marzano

  • No 2759 Squadron, RAF Regiment - Lago

  • No 2760 Squadron, RAF Regiment - Portici

  • No 2763 Squadron, RAF Regiment - Caserta

  • No 5136 Bomb Disposal Squadron - Bari

Other Units: -

  • No 1586 (Polish) (Special Duties) Flight - Brindisi

  • No 110 Maintenance Unit - Brindisi

  • No 113 Maintenance Unit - Naples

  • No 114 Maintenance Unit - Naples

  • No 117 Maintenance Unit - Bari

  • No 124 Maintenance Unit - San Severo

  • No 141 Maintenance Unit - Caserta

  • No 159 Maintenance Unit - Brindisi

  • No 3 Base Personnel Dept - Naples

  • No 6 Supply and Transport Column - Bari

  • No 8 Supply and Transport Column - Saviona

  • No 9 Supply and Transport Column - Naples

  • No 1 RAF General Hospital - Torre-del-Grece

  • Air Division - Allied Control Commission - Bari

  • Base Personnel Office - Naples

  • Bombing Survey Unit - Portici

  • No 2 Film Production Unit - Naples

  • No 2 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit - Gioia

  • No 2 RAF Rest Camp - Sorrento

  • No 4 RAF Rest Camp - San Spirito

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Gilbert F Smylie   Air Officer Commanding, DSC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt W K LeMay  1 May 1943 Senior Officer i/c Administration, CBE
Sqn Ldr T W Grimshaw 21 Feb 1944 Organisation Duties
Sqn Ldr J E Clayton 20 Apr 1944  
Sqn Ldr A G Roberts 17 May 1943  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Gp Capt A F Britton 20 Oct 1943  
Wg Cdr A K Hunter  6 May 19443  
Sqn Ldr S W Dolphin 22 Sep 1943  
Sqn Ldr F J E Cook 20 Mar 1944  
Signals
Wg Cdr R H Abrook  6 Jul 1943  
Sqn Ldr J R W Wright 25 Jun 1943  
Armament
Sqn Ldr W J Hadnett  7 Mar 1944  
Equipment
Gp Capt J R Brown    
Wg Cdr A R Morton 10 May 1943  
Sqn Ldr R L Melville 11 Sep 1943  
Sqn Ldr E A Pacello 20 Jan 1944 MBE
Sqn Ldr R Willoughby 30 Mar 1944  
Accountant
Sqn Ldr R S Alexander 19 Jul 1943  
Medical
Wg Cdr H C S Pimblett 10 Sep 1943 MD, BS, DCOG
Sqn Ldr R H Carpenter 20 Apr 1944 MB, BS, MRCS, LRCP
RAF Regiment
Sqn Ldr J L Whitbread 16 Feb 1944

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

June 1945

Location Command Controlled
Naples, Italy Mediterranean Allied Coastal Air Force
  • Unable to list units at present

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Phillip Slocombe  8 Jan 1945 Air Officer Commanding,
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt R B Sutherland 30 Dec 1944 DFC
Wg Cdr E B B Smith 14 Oct 1944 DFC
Wg Cdr M M Wildman 22 Feb 1945 Organisation
Sqn Ldr A Henry 10 Jul 1944 Personnel
Sqn Ldr G S Marshall  7 Jun 1944  
Sqn Ldr J W Howard  5 Oct 1944  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Gp Capt John W Bayley 19 Aug 1944 MBE; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr A K Hunter  6 May 1943  
Wg Cdr L O'Neill 26 Sep 1944  
Sqn Ldr Reginald E W Harland 11 Nov 1944 later AM
Sqn Ldr F A Hedges 11 Nov 1944  
Signals
Wg Cdr G E Walker 14 Dec 1944  
Sqn Ldr J A C Scoular 13 Jul 1944  
Armament
Sqn Ldr E Bingham 16 Nov 1944  
Sqn Ldr P F Foss  6 Jul 1944  
Equipment
Gp Capt B G Carfoot 13 Aug 1944 OBE
Wg Cdr S R W Amor 31 Aug 1944  
Sqn Ldr E A Pacello 20 Jan 1944 MBE
Sqn Ldr R J Tilley 30 Mar 1944  
Sqn Ldr L W Wynn 19 Dec 1944  
Sqn Ldr K R Ash  1 Feb 1945  
Accountant
Wg Cdr E T Pratt 24 May 1944  
Sqn Ldr C G Broadhurst 20 Jul 1944  
Medical
Wg Cdr R Napier 21 Aug 1944 MB, FRFPS
Sqn Ldr S F Perchard  4 Dec 1944 MB, BS, MRCS, LRCP
RAF Regiment
Sqn Ldr SW Bull 25 Feb 1944

Source - June 1945 Confidential Air Force List

It disbanded into AHQ Italy on 31 December 1945.

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