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HQ No 227 Group Personnel, locations and units


[Dec 1943 | Jun 1944 | Jun 1945]

This Group was formed as No 227 (Training) Group on 6 June 1942 at Nedeus Hotel, Lahore, moving to Lincoln lodge, Altamount Road in Bombay on 6 February and then to 149-150 Narayan Dabholkar Road, Bombay on 5 May 1943.

December 1943

Location Command Controlled
149-150 Narayan Dabholkar Road, Bombay Air Forces in India
  • Unable to list units at present

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Francis J Vincent 24 Aug 1942 Air Officer Commanding, DFC
Air Staff
Gp Capt Henry E Walker 22 Jan 1943 Senior Technical Staff Officer, MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr M W Kimpton  4 Feb 1943  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt H H Martin  1 Jan 1943  
Wg Cdr F V Gauntlett 20 Oct 1942  
Sqn Ldr J A Norris 29 Dec 1942  
Staffs of the Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr W E Crook  1 Mar 1942  
Armament
Sqn Ldr R C Edwards 18 Jun 1943  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey P S Thomas 25 Sep 1942 later AVM
Medical
Wg Cdr G H J Williams  7 Dec 1942 Senior Medical Officer, MRCS, LRCP
Sqn Ldr J Walker 18 Mar 1942 MB, ChB

Source - December 1943 Confidential Air Force List

June 1944

Location Command Controlled
149-150 Narayan Dabholkar Road, Bombay Air Command, South East Asia

Stations: -

  • SHQ RAF Poona

  • SHQ RAF Santa Cruz

  • SHQ RAF Secunderabad

Other Units: -

  • No 227 Group Communication Flight - Juhu

  • Base  Reception Depot - Worli

  • RAF Regiment Depot - Secunderabad

  • No 1 Air Gunnery School - Bairagarh

  • Driver MT School - Secunderabad

  • No 1 Elementary Flying Training School - Begumpet

  • No 2 Elementary Flying Training School -Johdpur

  • Link Trainer School - Poona

  • Non-Technical Training Centre - Secunderabad

  • No 2 Officers' and Cadets Training School - Poona

  • School of Cookery - Secunderabad

  • School of Jungle Self-Preservation Training - Kas

  • No 2 School of Technical Training - Secunderabad

  • No 9 School of Technical Training - Raipur

  • No 10 School of Technical Training - Hakimpet

  • No 12 School of Technical Training - Baroda

  • No 1 Signals School - Andheri

  • Balloon Shuttle Service - Bombay

  • Base HQ - Bombay

  • No 2 Base Postal Unit - Bombay

  • No 2 Base Signals Unit - Bombay

  • No 3 Refresher Flying Unit - Poona

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Francis J Vincent 24 Aug 1942 Air Officer Commanding, DFC
Air Staff
Sqn Ldr G A Marks  6 Apr 1943  
Sqn Ldr F Lee 30 Nov 1943  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt S M Park 29 May 1943 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Wg Cdr F Wilders 24 May 1943 Personnel
Sqn Ldr P T Hammond 20 Jul 1943 Organisation
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Sqn Ldr T E Leicester 22 Oct 1943  
Signals
Wg Cdr J C Bevan 25 Oct 1943  
Sqn Ldr D Q Bagalkot  1 Apr 1943  
Armament
Sqn Ldr R C Edwards 18 Jun 1943  
Accountant
Sqn Ldr P Nuttall 13 Sep 1943  
Medical
Wg Cdr G H J Williams  7 Dec 1942 Senior Medical Officer, MRCS, LRCP
Sqn Ldr J Walker 18 Mar 1942 MB, ChB
Sqn Ldr C E Thomas  8 May 1943 MB, BCh
RAF Regiment
Sqn Ldr W L E Page 15 Jul 1943

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

It moved to Agra on 1 October 1944.

June 1945

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Francis J Vincent 24 Aug 1942 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DFC
Air Staff
Wg Cdr R D E Pitcairn 26 Apr 1944  
Sqn Ldr G G K Taylor 26 Feb 1944  
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr J A Blandford  7 Feb 1944  
Sqn Ldr J E Wadley  5 May 1944  
Sqn Ldr P T Hammond 20 Jul 1943  
Sqn Ldr A H Fabian 26 Apr 1944  
Staffs of the Services
Signals
Wg Cdr C E Hackett 14 Jul 1944  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr E A Sadler 26 Jan 1944  
Accountant
Sqn Ldr H H Jackson  2 Feb 1944  
Medical
Wg Cdr G H J Williams  7 Dec 1942 Senior Medical Officer, MRCS, LRCP
Sqn Ldr J Walker 18 Mar 1942 MB, ChB
Sqn Ldr C E Thomas  8 May 1943 MB, BCh
Educational
Mr F Arkinstall   BA, RAFVR

Source - June 1945 Confidential Air Force List

[Dec 1943 | Jun 1944 | Jun 1945]

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