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HQ No 226 Group Personnel, locations and units


[Dec 1943 | Jun 1944 | Jun 1945]

This Group was initially formed as No 22 (Fighter) Group at Singapore on 18 January 1942, but had probably ceased to exist by 1 February as a new No 226 (Fighter) Group was formed at P1 (Palembang) on that date to control 50 Hurricanes off HMS Indomitable.  This was last heard of on Java in March 1942

It reformed as No 226 (Maintenance) Group at Drigh Road on 9 May 1942, before moving to Clifton in Karachi on 16 June 1942 and then to Palam on 16 January 1943.

December 1943

Location Command Controlled
Palam/Cuttack* Air Forces in India
  • Unable to list units at present

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Leslie M Iles  9 May 1942 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, AFC; later AVM
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr B M Cary 29 Dec 1942  
Sqn Ldr R F A Williams  1 Feb 1943  
Staffs of the Services
Equipment
Gp Capt A P Woollett  2 Dec 1942  
Wg Cdr J E Truss 11 May 1942 MC
Sqn Ldr P Cartridge  4 Jan 1943 Senior Equipment Staff Officer
Engineer
Gp Capt Bernard A Chacksfield 16 Dec 1942 later AVM
Sqn Ldr T G E Price 11 May 1942  
Sqn Ldr W W Whitehead 12 Jan 1943  
Medical
Wg Cdr J C Smyth  4 Mar 1943 Senior Medical Officer, LRCP & S, LM, LDS

Source - December 1943 Confidential Air Force List

* The CAFL states Cuttack but other sources state Palam

June 1944

Location Command Controlled
Palam/Cuttack* Air Command, South East Asia

Wings: -

  • No 187 Wing - Peshawar

  • No 188 Wing - Bangalore

Stations: -

  • SHQ RAF Delhi

  • SHQ RAF Golden Rock

Other Units: -

  • No 226 Group Communication Flight - Delhi/Palam

  • No 1301 Flight - Delhi

  • No 1577 (Special Duties) Flight - Cawnpore

  • No 301 Maintenance Unit - Karachi

  • No 303 Maintenance Unit - Ambala

  • No 305 Maintenance Unit - Bombay

  • No 306 Maintenance Unit - Lahore

  • No 307 Maintenance Unit - Lahore

  • No 309 Maintenance Unit - Palam

  • No 312 Maintenance Unit - Ernakulam

  • No 314 Maintenance Unit - Babugarh

  • No 315 Maintenance Unit - Nagpur

  • No 318 Maintenance Unit - Jubbulpore

  • No 319 Maintenance Unit - Jodhpur

  • No 320 Maintenance Unit - Karachi

  • No 322 Maintenance Unit - Cawnpore

  • No 328 Maintenance Unit - Jallahalli

  • No 330 Maintenance Unit - Bombay

  • No 331 Maintenance Unit - Lahore

  • No 341 Maintenance Unit - Pulgaon

  • No 343 Maintenance Unit - Whitefield

  • No 344 Maintenance Unit - Nowshera

  • No 88 Air Stores Park - Arkonam

  • No 2 Hill Depot - Solan

  • No 4 Hill Depot - Chakrata

  • Ferry Pool - Mauripur

  • No 29 Personnel Transit Centre - Karachi

  • No 182 Repair and Salvage Unit - Cawnpore

  • No 101 Repair and Salvage Unit - Cawnpore

  • No 138 Repair and Salvage Unit - Trichinopoly

  • No 139 Repair and Salvage Unit - Arkonam

  • No 140 Repair and Salvage Unit - Allahabad

  • No 141 Repair and Salvage Unit - Karachi

  • No 144 Repair and Salvage Unit - Risalpur

  • Medical Training Centre - Chakrata

  • No 10 Medical Board - Delhi

  • No 4 Base Postal Unit - New Delhi

  • Parachute Repair Section - Delhi

  • HQ Provost Service - Delhi

  • Publication and Form Stores - Delhi

  • RAF liaison - Agra

  • Transit Camp - Dehra Dun

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Leslie M Iles  9 May 1942 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, AFC; later AVM
Maintenance Staff
Gp Capt C E Williamson-Jones 30 Nov 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr D K James 15 Nov 1943  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt W K Mercer 30 Oct 1943  
Wg Cdr A Threapleton 22 Feb 1943  
Sqn Ldr E A C Bushell  9 Jun 1942  
Sqn Ldr W H Pulman 11 Jul 1943  
Sqn Ldr E R Hall  5 Jan 1944  
Capt P Bex  4 Aug 1943  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Sqn Ldr A Watson 17 Jul 1943  
Sqn Ldr G S Ingram 15 May 1943  
Sqn Ldr C Hoare  4 Aug 1943  
Signals
Wg Cdr V C Macario 16 Jun 1943  
Sqn Ldr D Muir 24 Nov 1943  
Armament
Sqn Ldr C L Wiggins  1 Jan 1944  
Equipment
Wg Cdr H A P Disney 30 Aug 1943  
Sqn Ldr J H Rendell  6 Nov 1943  
Sqn Ldr L F Styles 31 May 1943  
Accountant
Sqn Ldr R G Cross 21 Feb 1943  
Medical
Wg Cdr J C Smyth  4 Mar 1943 Senior Medical Officer, LRCP & S, LM, LDS
Sqn Ldr S G Gordon 29 Sep 1943 MRCS, LRCP

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

June 1945

Location Command Controlled
Palam Air Command South East Asia
  • Unable to list units at present

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Wilfred L Freebody  1 Feb 1945 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, AFC; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off D Coulthard 20 Feb 1945 Personal Assistant to AOC
Maintenance Staff
Gp Capt C E Williamson-Jones 30 Nov 1943 DFC
Gp Capt Maurice J James  1 Nov 1944 MBE; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr R F Wilson 31 Oct 1944  
Sqn Ldr G G Milner 25 Nov 1944  
Sqn Ldr E H Rossington 22 Jul 1944  
Sqn Ldr J D Sinclair 10 Feb 1945  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr E A C Bushell  9 Jun 1942 Organisation
Wg Cdr W J Lindley 16 Jun 1944 Personnel
Sqn Ldr W H Pulman 11 Jul 1943  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Wg Cdr R W Sutton 28 Jan 1944  
Wg Cdr S A Campbell 19 Dec 1944  
Sqn Ldr C Hoare  4 Aug 1943  
Sqn Ldr H F Blackmore 10 Jul 1944  
Sqn Ldr E P Salmon 17 Jan 1945  
Sqn Ldr W J H Miller 19 Dec 1944  
Signals
Wg Cdr V C Macario 16 Jun 1943  
Sqn Ldr D Muir 24 Nov 1943  
Armament
Sqn Ldr E Plowright  6 Feb 1945  
Equipment
Wg Cdr H C Spackman 26 May 1944  
Wg Cdr B A Taylor  1 Jan 1945  
Sqn Ldr M A T Taylor  7 Jul 1944  
Sqn Ldr F Williamson 19 Dec 1944  
Sqn Ldr B J May 23 Feb 1945  

Miscellaneous Appointment

Sqn Ldr T L Townsend 11 Nov 1944  

Source - June 1945 Confidential Air Force List

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