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HQ No 230 Group Personnel, locations and units


[Jun 1944 | Jun 1945]

This Group was formed on 15 December 1943 at Barrackpore as No 230 (Maintenance) Group from personnel of No 186 Wing'

June 1944

Location Command Controlled
Barrackpore Air Command, South East Asia

Wings: -

  • No 186 Wing - Calcutta

Stations: -

  • SHQ RAF Kanchrapara

Other Units: -

  • No 302 Maintenance Unit - Manauri

  • No 304 Maintenance Unit - Chittagong

  • No 308 Maintenance Unit - Allahabad

  • No 313 Maintenance Unit - Kankinara

  • No 321 Maintenance Unit - Mymensingh

  • No 325 Maintenance Unit - Jamalpur

  • No 326 Maintenance Unit - Bishnapur

  • No 327 Maintenance Unit - Calcutta

  • No 329 Maintenance Unit - Calcutta

  • No 333 Maintenance Unit - Comilla

  • No 335 Maintenance Unit - Tollygunge

  • No 340 Maintenance Unit - Manipur Road

  • No 342 Maintenance Unit - Jorhat

  • No 345 Maintenance Unit - Chittagong

  • No 32 Air Stores Park - Cox's Bazaar

  • No 39 Air Stores Park - Chandpur

  • No 75 Air Stores Park - Calcutta

  • No 85 Air Stores Park - Deuchapalong

  • No 91 Air Stores Park - Kharagpur

  • No 92 Air Stores Park - Chittagong

  • No 94 Air Stores Park - Silchar

  • No 98 Air Stores Park - Imphal

  • No 99 Air Stores Park - Barrackpore

  • No 3 Repair and Salvage Unit - Deuchapalong

  • No 83 Repair and Salvage Unit - Dohazari

  • No 124 Repair and Salvage Unit - Silchar

  • No 126 Repair and Salvage Unit - Chittagong

  • No 131 Repair and Salvage Unit - Ramu

  • No 132 Repair and Salvage Unit - Tulihal

  • No 134 Repair and Salvage Unit - Calcutta

  • No 135 Repair and Salvage Unit - Salbani

  • No 136 Repair and Salvage Unit - Jessore

  • No 137 Repair and Salvage Unit - Dacca

  • No 142 Repair and Salvage Unit - Singarbil

  • No 143 Repair and Salvage Unit - Bishnapur

  • No 146 Repair and Salvage Unit - Chittagong

  • No 147 Repair and Salvage Unit - Karagpur

  • No 148 Repair and Salvage Unit - Silchar

  • No 149 Repair and Salvage Unit - Dohazari

  • No 150 Repair and Salvage Unit - Comilla

  • No 11 Medical Board - Calcutta

  • No 1 Mobile Surgical Unit - Calcutta

  • Base HQ - calcutta

  • No 5 Base Postal Unit - Calcutta

  • No 8 Base Postal Unit - Imphal

  • No 3 Base Signals Unit - Calcutta

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Paul S Blockey   Air Officer Commanding, later AVM
Maintenance Staff
Gp Capt C L Gilbert  8 Jan 1944  
Sqn Ldr C V G Ussher 12 Jan 1944  
Sqn Ldr A L Allen  8 Jan 1944  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr B M Cary  5 Jan 1944 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Sqn Ldr R Banks 17 Jan 1944 Personnel
Sqn Ldr W A Naylor 18 Jan 1944  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Wg Cdr M L Formby  4 Jan 1944  
Armament
Sqn Ldr A E T Fewes  1 Jan 1944  
Equipment
Wg Cdr W A Glasper  4 Jan 1944  
Sqn Ldr J W C N Young 20 Jan 1944  

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

It disbanded on 16 May 1945 into AHQ Burma.

June 1945

Location Command Controlled
Barrackpore AHQ Burma
  • Unable to list units at present

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Paul S Blockey   Air Officer Commanding, later AVM
Maintenance Staff
Gp Capt J D Rutherford  8 Jun 1944  
Gp Capt W A Glasper 26 Oct 1944  
Sqn Ldr C V G Ussher 12 Jan 1944  
Sqn Ldr E L Cowen 20 Nov 1944  
Sqn Ldr D E Touch 20 Dec 1944  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr R C Whitle 28 Aug 1944 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Sqn Ldr S Broadhead 12 Dec 1944  
Sqn Ldr G M Eastern 25 Oct 1944  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Wg Cdr F J Smethan-Jones 21 Mar 1944  
Sqn Ldr R Ryley  1 Apr 1944  
Sqn Ldr Romer F J Barber 18 Dec 1944 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr N Bangs  1 Oct 1944  
Signals
Wg Cdr F D Clarke  1 Feb 1944  
Sqn Ldr R C Couzens 29 Apr 1944  
Armament
Sqn Ldr W A Jones 26 Aug 1944  
Equipment
Wg Cdr R W S Cross 12 Jan 1945  
Sqn Ldr D W Withington  4 Sep 1944  
Sqn Ldr A Yates 26 Apr 1944  

Source - June 1945 Confidential Air Force List

It was reformed on 1 March 1952 at Seletar to control all units in Singapore.

1952

Location Command Controlled
RAF Seletar Far East Air Force
  • All unit in Singapore

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM William M L MacDonald   Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DFC, later ACM

Source - April 1952 Air Force List

It was redesignated AHQ Singapore on 16 February 1953.

[Jun 1944 | Jun 1945 | 1952]

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