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HQ No 218 Group Personnel, locations and units


[Jun 1944 | Jun 1945]

This Group was originally formed on 1 October 1942 at Habbaniya as No 218 (Maintenance) Group to control Nos 110, 115, 118, 119, 127, 134 and 138 Maintenance Units.  It moved to Shaibah on 15 November 1942 but disbanded  on 17 April 1943.

It reformed on 30 November 1943 at Lazerges in Algiers from the RAF element of North-West African Air Service Command.

June 1944

Location Command Controlled
Algiers Mediterranean Allied Air Forces
  • No 125 Maintenance Unit - Crescia

  • No 144 Maintenance Unit - Maison Blanche

  • No 145 Maintenance Unit - Casablanca

  • No 146 Maintenance Unit - Sidi Tabet

  • No 155 Maintenance Unit - Setif

  • No 156 Maintenance Unit - Blida

  • No 162 Maintenance Unit - Setif

  • No 163 Maintenance Unit - Oujda

  • No 164 Maintenance Unit - Tunis

  • No 351 Maintenance Unit - Hussein Dey

  • No 1 Base Personnel Dept - Fort De L'Eau

  • No 1 M T Base Depot - Guyotville

  • No 12 Supply and Transport Column - Algiers

  • No 19 Supply and Transport Column - Rivet

  • No 20 Supply and Transport Column - St Germain

  • Fire Fighting School - Bastia

  • RAF Convalescent Depot - Guyotville

  • No 2 RAF General Hospital - Maison Caree

  • No 2 Aircrew Reception Centre - Rabat Sale

  • No 1 Air Crew Pool - Fort de L'Eau

  • Air Publications Unit - Algiers

  • Base Censorship Section - Algiers

  • Base Personnel Office - Algiers

  • No 4 Base Signals Unit - Maison Blanche

  • No 12 (ME) MT Repair Unit - Tunis

  • Public Relations Unit - Algiers

  • RAF HQ - Maison Blanche

  • No 3 RAF Rest Camp - Jeanbait

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Eric L Ridley 19 Apr 1943 Air Officer Commanding,
Maintenance Staff
Gp Capt George B M Rhind   later A/Cdre
Gp Capt John F Young 12 Mar 1944 MBE, MM; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr L O'Neill  1 Dec 1943  
Wg Cdr B A Vautier  1 Mar 1943  
Wg Cdr W J Stutchbury 12 Jul 1943  
Sqn Ldr H C Moss 23 Apr 1943  
Sqn Ldr V C Ewans 29 Dec 1943  
Sqn Ldr G Haigh 15 Aug 1943  
Sqn Ldr W S Baddeley 10 Nov 1943  
Sqn Ldr M F Comer 14 Jan 1944  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr M Wildman  1 Jan 1944 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Sqn Ldr M B W Bergl  3 Oct 1943 Organisation
Sqn Ldr J Gardner 30 Nov 1943 Personnel
Staffs of the Services
Accountant
Wg Cdr W E Wolsey  5 Mar 1944  
Sqn Ldr J Farley  5 Mar 1944  
Medical
Sqn Ldr E J Blair  9 Oct 1943 MD, BS
Miscellaneous Appointments
Sqn Ldr T J Shaw    

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

June 1945

Location Command Controlled
Algiers Mediterranean Allied Air Forces
  • Unable to list units at present

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Herbert I T Beardsworth 10 Feb 1945 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Maintenance Staff
Gp Capt H R Bardon 20 Dec 1944  
Gp Capt John F Young 12 Mar 1944 MBE, MM; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr J H Balshaw 26 Sep 1944  
Wg Cdr H JK Padfield  9 Jul 1944  
Wg Cdr A R Morton 12 Nov 1944  
Sqn Ldr G Haigh 15 Aug 1943  
Sqn Ldr L N Lainson 20 Jun 1944 MBE
Sqn Ldr A F W Howell  1 Aug 1944  
Sqn Ldr H W G Triggs 19 Jan 1945  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr F H Bell   Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE
Sqn Ldr M B W Bergl  3 Oct 1943 Organisation
Sqn Ldr J Gardner 30 Nov 1943 Personnel
Sqn Ldr K Hardie  6 Dec 1944  
Sqn Ldr W Westwood 14 Feb 1944  
Sqn Ldr S R H Cadier 21 Dec 1944  
Staffs of the Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr M F Comer 14 Jan 1944  
Accountant
Wg Cdr H Crowther 10 Jan 1945  
Sqn Ldr J Farley  5 Mar 1944  
Medical
Sqn Ldr E J Blair  9 Oct 1943 MD, BS

Source - June 1945 Confidential Air Force List

[Jun 1944 | Jun 1945]

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