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HQ No 231 Group Personnel, locations and units


[Jun 1944 | Jun 1945]

This Group was formed on 12 December 1943 as No 231 (Bomber) Group at Calcutta.

June 1944

Location Command Controlled
Beverdera, Calcutta Eastern Air Command

Wings: -

  • No 171 Wing - Calcutta

  • No 175 Wing - Jessore

  • No 180 Wing - Calcutta

  • No 184 Wing - Salbani

  • No 185 Wing - Digri

Squadrons: -

  • No 99 Squadron

  • No 159 Squadron

  • No 215 Squadron

  • No 355 Squadron

  • No 356 Squadron

  • No 357 Squadron

  • No 681 Squadron

  • No 684 Squadron

Other Units: -

  • No 1581 (Calibration) Flight - Baigachi

  • No 225 Air Sea Rescue Unit - Khulna

  • No 228 Air Sea Rescue Unit - Calcutta

  • No 10 Bomb Disposal Squad - Jessore

  • No 7 Meteorological Forecast Centre - Jessore

  • No 8 Meteorological Forecast Centre - Salbani

  • No 9 Meteorological Forecast Centre - Jessore

  • No 18 Meteorological Forecast Centre - Digri

  • Air Fighting Training unit - Amarda Road

  • Central Visual Aircraft Recognition Instructors School - Ranchi

  • Low Attack Instructor School - Ranchi

  • No 22 Armament Practice Camp - Amarda Road

  • No 23 Armament Practice Camp - Digri

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Francis J W Mellersh   Air Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Air Staff
Gp Capt Walter P Sutcliffe 10 Jan 1944 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr W D Jones 25 Jan 1944  
Sqn Ldr S H Wisdom 17 Jan 1944  
Sqn Ldr W A P Gardner 23 Jan 1944  
Sqn Ldr W T H Howell 24 Jan 1944  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr P H Baldwin   Senior Officer i/c Administration
Sqn Ldr F A Thompson 31 Dec 1943 Organisation
Sqn Ldr D J Mann  4 Jan 1944 Personnel
Staffs of the Services
Signals
Wg Cdr C Herbert  7 Jan 1944  
Sqn Ldr C Osmond 20 Jan 1944  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr F Ward-Lund 11 Jan 1944  
Medical
Sqn Ldr J P F Whelan 17 Dec 1943 MB, BS

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

June 1945

Location Command Controlled
Beverdera, Calcutta AHQ Burma
  • Unable to list units at present

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Francis J W Mellersh  7 Jan 1944 Air Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off W H Cooper 19 Mar 1944 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt Walter P Sutcliffe 10 Jan 1944 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr W D Jones 25 Jan 1944  
Wg Cdr J H Stevens 21 May 1944  
Wg Cdr J Blackburn  1 Jan 1945  
Wg Cdr F C Hopcroft  5 Sep 1944  
Sqn Ldr S C Boyton  5 Apr 1944  
Sqn Ldr A E Lovett  5 Apr 1944  
Sqn Ldr K P Barton 12 Jun 1944  
Sqn Ldr A B Charles 11 Jan 1944  
Sqn Ldr F L Godber 27 Nov 1944  
Sqn Ldr M E Corfe  4 Dec 1944  
Sqn Ldr F B Falconer  1 Dec 1944  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr Sir H W Hulse  8 May 1944 Organisation
Sqn Ldr E S Welch 12 Jan 1945  
Sqn Ldr T H Bond 28 Jul 1944  
Sqn Ldr H L Leedham-Green 17 Jan 1945  
Sqn Ldr J W Jones  5 May 1944  
Sqn Ldr H A Clinton 22 Mar 1944  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Sqn Ldr A W Baillie 24 Jan 1944  
Signals
Wg Cdr C Herbert  7 Jan 1944  
Sqn Ldr J W Allan 20 Jun 1944  
Sqn Ldr M H L Whitehouse  1 Feb 1945  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr F Ward-Lund 11 Jan 1944  
Medical
Sqn Ldr J P F Whelan 17 Dec 1943 MB, BS
Meteorological
Sqn Ldr D M McIntosh  1 Feb 1944  
Educational
Mr R Duckett 12 Aug 1943 BSc, RAFVR

Source - June 1945 Confidential Air Force List

[Jun 1944 | Jun 1945]

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