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HQ No 225 Group Personnel, locations and units


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

This Group was formed on 17 January 1942  as No 225 (Bomber) Group from No 223 Group at Palebang.  It moved to Parabumulih (P2) on 14 February but was formally disbanded at Mingaladon on 28 March 1942,

It reformed as a nucleus at Padgate on 3 February 1942 and left Liverpool on 12 February, arriving in Bombay on 12 April, moving to Bangalore on 14 April, where it was officially reformed as No 225 (Composite) Group on 20 April.  Its role was the defence of Southern India and the Indian coastline from Bengal to Karachi.

July 1942

Location Command Controlled
Bangalore, India Air Forces in India
  • Unable to list units at present

 

Source - July 1942 Confidential Air Force List

December 1943

Location Command Controlled
Bangalore, India Air Forces in India
  • Unable to list units at present

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Philip H Mackworth  2 Jun 1942 Air Officer Commanding, DFC; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off D A P Woodward  4 Feb 1943 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt J E W Bowles  3 Dec 1942 Senior Air Staff Officer
Wg Cdr F P Smythies 30 May 1942  
Wg Cdr W R Beaman 20 Apr 1943  
Sqn Ldr P R W Hammerbeck 11 Nov 1943  
Sqn Ldr T A Vigors 23 Jan 1943  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt C V Howard 12 May 1942 Senior Administrative Staff Officer, DFC
Wg Cdr R A Ford 20 Apr 1942  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Wg Cdr C N Carpenter  9 Jul 1942  
Armament
Wg Cdr G A V Knyvett 20 Apr 1943  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr O H Downing 20 Apr 1943  
Accountant
Sqn Ldr C R Griffiths 21 Oct 1942  
Medical
Sqn Ldr P A Wilkinson  7 May 1942 Senior Medical Officer, MRCS, LRCP

Source - December 1943 Confidential Air Force List

June 1944

Location Command Controlled
Bangalore, India Air Command, South East Asia

Wings: -

  • No 172 Wing - St Thomas Mount

  • No 173 Wing - Cuttack

Stations: -

  • SHQ RAF Cholavaram

  • SHQ RAF Kolar

  • SHQ RAF Korangi Creek

  • SHQ RAF Red Hills Lake

  • SHQ RAF Vizagapatam

  • SHQ RAF Yelahanka

Squadrons: -

  • No 27 Squadron

  • No 45 Squadron

  • No 47 Squadron

  • No 146 Squadron

  • No 191 Squadron

  • No 200 Squadron

  • No 203 Squadron

  • No 212 Squadron

  • No 240 Squadron

  • No 261 Squadron

  • No 354 Squadron

  • No 628 Squadron

Other Units: -

  • No 1580 (Calibration) Flight - Yelahanka

  • No 225 Group Communication Flight - Yelahanka

  • No 1302 Flight - St Thomas Mount

  • No 4 Operations Room - St Thomas Mount

  • No 336Maintenance Unit - Kajamalal

  • No 230 Air Sea Rescue Unit - Vizagapatam

  • No 231 Air Sea Rescue Unit - Madras

  • No 233 Air Sea Rescue Unit - Bombay

  • No 234 Air Sea Rescue Unit - Bombay

  • No 8 Bomb Disposal Squad - St Thomas Mount

  • No 9 Bomb Disposal Squad - Trinhinopoly

  • No 14 Bomb Disposal Squad - Vizagapatam

  • No 6 Hill Depot - Munnar

  • No 8 Hill Depot - Wellington

  • No 87 Refuelling and Re-Arming Party - Ulunderpet

  • No 51 Radio School - Bangalore

  • No 2 Recruit Training Centre - Jallahalli

  • No 4 School of Technical Training - Madras

  • No 11 School of Technical Training - Cochin

  • No 21 Air Support Control - Yelahanka

  • No 25 Air Support Control - Yelahanka

  • No 21 Armament Practice Camp - Yelahanka

  • No 3 Base Postal Unit - Bangalore

  • No 9 Base Postal Unit - Madras

  • No 5 Base Signals Unit - Sambre

  • No 1673 Heavy Conversion Unit - Kolar

  • No 3 Hydrogen Compressor Station - Bangalore

  • No 11 Mobile Servicing Unit (Torpedo) - Cholavaram

  • No 12 Mobile Servicing Unit (Torpedo) - Cuttack

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Philip H Mackworth  2 Jun 1942 Air Officer Commanding, DFC; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off D A P Woodward  4 Feb 1943 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt J E W Bowles  3 Dec 1942 Senior Air Staff Officer
Wg Cdr W R Beaman 20 Apr 1943  
Wg Cdr T A Vigors 23 Jan 1943  
Sqn Ldr N S Harms 14 Jan 1943  
Sqn Ldr R C C Green 15 Apr 1942  
Sqn Ldr K A Perkin 15 Aug 1943  
Sqn Ldr C D C Dunford-Wood  8 Aug 1943 DFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt C V Howard 12 May 1942 Senior Administrative Staff Officer, DFC
Wg Cdr R A Ford 20 Apr 1942 Organisation
Sqn Ldr G P Grieve 20 Apr 1942  
Sqn Ldr H J Hyde 18 Oct 1943 Personnel
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Wg Cdr T E Bond 30 Sep 1943  
Wg Cdr T L Mann    
Signals
Wg Cdr R W Williams 13 Feb 1943  
Sqn Ldr N A Smith 20 May 1942  
Sqn Ldr W J Floyd  6 Oct 1943  
Armament
Wg Cdr G A V Knyvett 20 Apr 1943  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr H R E Rumsey 28 Oct 1943  
Accountant
Sqn Ldr D H Mortimore 19 Oct 1943  
Medical
Wg Cdr J G Stewart  3 Jul 1943 MC, MB, ChB
Sqn Ldr A J Nimmo 21 May 1943 MB, BS, MRCS, L?RCP
Sqn Ldr J B Coltman 11 May 1943 MB, ChB
RAF Regiment
Sqn Ldr J N Briggs 20 Apr 1943
Miscellaneous Appointments
Sqn Ldr A H I Fraser   Assistant Provost Marshal

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

June 1945

Location Command Controlled
Bangalore, India Air Command South East Asia
  • Unable to list units at present

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Henry N Thornton  4 May 1945 Air Officer Commanding, MBE
Personal Appointment
Fg Off D J Humberstone  6 Mar1944 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt W R Beaman 20 Apr 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE
Wg Cdr T A Vigors 23 Jan 1943  
Sqn Ldr N S Harms 14 Jan 1943  
Sqn Ldr R C C Green 15 Apr 1942  
Sqn Ldr I L S Aitkens  2 Mar 1944  
Sqn Ldr R M Pimm 25 Feb 1944  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt R A Ford 20 Apr 1942 Senior Administrative Staff Officer, OBE
Wg Cdr A R Tooke 10 Apr 1944 Organisation
Wg Cdr L Young 12 May 1944  
Sqn Ldr G P Grieve 20 Apr 1942  
Sqn Ldr H J Hyde 18 Oct 1943 Personnel
Sqn Ldr A Johnstone 26 Apr 1944  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Sqn Ldr H L Formby 28 Mar 1944  
Signals
Wg Cdr A G Strutt 13 Apr 1944  
Sqn Ldr W J Floyd  6 Oct 1943  
Armament
Wg Cdr J E Davies  7 Jun 1944  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr H R E Rumsey 28 Oct 1943  
Accountant
Sqn Ldr D H Mortimore 19 Oct 1943  
Medical
Wg Cdr J G Stewart  3 Jul 1943 MC, MB, ChB
Sqn Ldr V P Geoghegan 26 Apr 1944  
Sqn Ldr J B Coltman 11 May 1943 MB, ChB
Educational
Mr N Gibson 12 Aug 1943 BSc, RAFVR
RAF Regiment
Sqn Ldr J N Briggs 20 Apr 1943
Miscellaneous Appointments
Sqn Ldr A H I Fraser   Assistant Provost Marshal
Sqn Ldr J P Mitchell  5 Mar 1944  
Sqn Ldr G S Sumner 10 Mar 1944  
Sqn Ldr V D Carr 15 May 1944  

Source - June 1945 Confidential Air Force List

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