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HQ No 28 Group Personnel, locations and units


[Dec 1943 | Jun 1944 | Jun 1945 | Oct 1949]

This Group was formed at Stenness on 13 July 1918 as No 28 (Orkney & Shetland Isles) Group under the control of C-in-C, Grand Fleet.  It disbanded on 15 April 1919 and its units were transferred to No 29 Group.

It reformed on 1 November 1942 within Technical Training Command as No 28 (Training) Group at 17/19 Queens Square, London WC2 but did not begin to function until 1 January 1943.

December 1943

Address Command Controlled
Halton Camp, Aylesbury Technical Training Command
  • SHQ, RAF Loughborough

  • SHQ, RAF Morecombe

  • SHQ, RAF Uxbridge

  • SHQ, RAF Weston-super-Mare

  • SHQ, RAF Windermere

  • Air Ministry Unit - London

  • No 1 Airmens' Convalescent Depot - Blackpool

  • No 2 Airmens' Convalescent Depot - Hoylake

  • Accountant Officers' School - Stannington

  • Central Interpretation Unit - Medmanham

  • Central Medical Establishment - London

  • Czechoslovak Inspectorate General - London

  • Equipment Officers' School - Grange-over-Sands

  • Equipment Training School - Weston-super-Mare

  • Central School of Aircraft Recognition - Southport

  • Inspector of Recruiting - London

  • Medical Training Establishment and Depot - Harrogate

  • No 1 Personnel Despatch Centre - West Kirby

  • No 2 Personnel Despatch Centre - Morecombe

  • No 5 Personnel Despatch Centre - Blackpool

  • No 4 Personnel Transit Centre - Liverpool

  • No 6 Personnel Transit Centre - London

  • No 10 Personnel Transit Centre - Glasgow

  • Polish Inspectorate General - London

  • Polish Deputy Inspectorate General - Blackpool

  • Polish Air Force Film Unit - Iver Heath

  • Polish Air Force Staff College - Eddington

  • RAF Central Band - Uxbridge

  • RAF Depository - Colnbrook

  • No 1 RAF Film Production Unit - Iver Heath

  • RAF General Hospital - Northallerton

  • RAF Hospital - Ely

  • RAF Hospital - Evesham

  • RAF Hospital - Rauceby

  • RAF Hospital - Lochnaw

  • RAF Hospital - Wroughton

  • RAF Officers' Hospital - Blackpool

  • RAF Institute of Pathology and Tropical Medicine - Halton

  • RAF Intelligence School - Highgate

  • RAF Medical Rehabilitation Unit - Loughborough

  • RAF Neurological Hospital - Matlock

  • RAF Overseas Pay Accounts Clearing Unit

  • RAF Physiological Laboratory - Farnborough

  • RAF Police HQ - Burnham, Bucks

  • RAF Service Police School - London

  • RAF Staff College - Bulstrode Park

  • RAF General Hospital - Church Village

  • RAF Station Hospital - Uxbridge

  • RCAF 'R' Depot - Warrington

  • Record Office - Gloucester

  • Record Office - Reading

  • Record Office - Ruislip

  • School of Administration - Stannington

  • School of Clerks, Accounting - Penarth

  • No 1 School of Cookery - Halton

  • No 2 School of Cookery - Melksham

  • WAAF Officers' School - Windermere

  • No 2 WAAF Convalescent Depot - Strathhaven

  • WAAF NCOs Administration School - Wilmslow

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre John C Quinnell  1 Nov1942 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DFC
Air Staff
Gp Capt R B Sutherland 10 Jul 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer
Wg Cdr F W Mundy 28 Dec 1942  
Sqn Ldr V F S Dunton  2 Feb 1943  
Sqn Ldr J P Turtle 15 Sep 1943  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr E A Simson 28 Dec 1942 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr J C Gates  5 Dec 1942  
Sqn Ldr A H Jones  1 Jan 1943  
Sqn Ldr R S Wishlade 14 Dec 1942  
Staffs of the Services
Medical
Gp Capt E A Lumley 15 Dec 1942 Senior Medical Officer, MC, MB, BCh, DPH
Wg Cdr R C O'Grady 22 May 1943 MB, BCh
Sqn Ldr L Jones  4 Dec 1942 Quartermaster
Physical Training
Flt Lt H C Brown 11 Jan 1943  
WAAF Staff Officers
Wg Off M E D Hackforth-Jones 19 Apr 1943 WAAF
Flt Off B J Richardson 24 Sep 1943 WAAF
RAF Regiment
Sqn Ldr J L Purdy 11 Dec 1942

Source - December 1943 Confidential Air Force List

June 1944

Address Command Controlled
Halton Camp, Aylesbury Technical Training Command
  • SHQ, RAF Morecombe

  • SHQ, RAF Stannington

  • SHQ, RAF Uxbridge

  • SHQ, RAF Windermere

  • Air Ministry Unit - London

  • No 1 Airmens' Convalescent Depot - Blackpool

  • No 2 Airmens' Convalescent Depot - Hoylake

  • Accountant Officers' School - Stannington

  • Belgian Inspectorate General - London

  • Central Medical Establishment - London

  • Czechoslovak Inspectorate General - London

  • Equipment Officers' School - Stannington

  • Equipment Training School - Weston-super-Mare

  • Central School of Aircraft Recognition - Southport

  • Inspector of Recruiting - London

  • Medical Training Establishment and Depot - Harrogate

  • No 1 Personnel Despatch Centre - West Kirby

  • No 2 Personnel Despatch Centre - Morecombe

  • No 5 Personnel Despatch Centre - Blackpool

  • No 4 Personnel Transit Centre - Liverpool

  • No 6 Personnel Transit Centre - London

  • No 10 Personnel Transit Centre - Glasgow

  • Personnel Holding Unit - Morecombe

  • Polish Air Force HQ - London

  • Polish Air Force Depot - Blackpool

  • Polish Air Force Film Unit - Iver Heath

  • Polish Air Force Staff College - Weston-super-Mare

  • RAF Central Band - Uxbridge

  • RAF Depository - Colnbrook

  • No 1 RAF Film Production Unit - Iver Heath

  • RAF General Hospital - Northallerton

  • RAF Hospital - Ely

  • RAF Hospital - Evesham

  • RAF Hospital - Rauceby

  • RAF Hospital - Lochnaw

  • RAF Hospital - Wroughton

  • RAF Officers' Hospital - Blackpool

  • RAF Institute of Pathology and Tropical Medicine - Halton

  • RAF Intelligence School - Highgate

  • RAF Medical Rehabilitation Unit - Loughborough

  • RAF Neurological Hospital - Matlock

  • RAF Overseas Pay Accounts Clearing Unit - Blackpool

  • RAF Physiological Laboratory - Farnborough

  • RAF Police HQ - Burnham, Bucks

  • RAF (Polish) Records Office - Blackpool

  • RAF School of Discussion Method - Highgate

  • RAF Service Police School - Weeton

  • RAF Staff College - Bulstrode Park

  • RAF General Hospital - Church Village

  • RAF French Record Office - London

  • RAF Station Hospital - Uxbridge

  • RCAF 'R' Depot - Warrington

  • Record Office - Gloucester

  • Record Office - Reading

  • Record Office - Ruislip

  • School of Administration - Stannington

  • School of Clerks, Accounting - Penarth

  • No 1 School of Cookery - Halton

  • WAAF Officers' School - Windermere

  • No 2 WAAF Convalescent Depot - Strathhaven

  • WAAF NCOs Administration School - Wilmslow

  • WAAF (Polish) Holding Unit - Redcar

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre John C Quinnell  1 Nov1942 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DFC
Air Staff
Gp Capt R B Sutherland 10 Jul 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer
Wg Cdr F W Mundy 28 Dec 1942  
Sqn Ldr V F S Dunton  2 Feb 1943  
Sqn Ldr J P Turtle 15 Sep 1943  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr E A Simson 28 Dec 1942 Senior Officer i/c Administration, AFC
Sqn Ldr F S Scott 22 Dec 1943  
Sqn Ldr F H Whitaker 11 Dec 1943  
Sqn Ldr R S Wishlade 14 Dec 1942  
Staffs of the Services
Medical
Gp Capt D G Boddie  1 Apr 1944 MB, BCh
Wg Cdr R C O'Grady 22 May 1943 MB, BCh
Sqn Ldr L Jones  4 Dec 1942 Quartermaster
Educational
Mr C V G Coleman  8 Apr 1944 BA, RAFVR
Physical Training
Flt Lt A Young 22 Nov 1943  
WAAF Staff Officers
Wg Off M E D Hackforth-Jones 19 Apr 1943 WAAF
Flt Off B J Richardson 24 Sep 1943 WAAF
Flt Off J Haig 24 Jan 1944 WAAF
RAF Regiment
Sqn Ldr J L Purdy 11 Dec 1942

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

June 1945

Address Command Controlled
Halton Camp, Aylesbury Technical Training Command
  • SHQ, RAF Blackpool

  • SHQ, RAF Cardington

  • SHQ, RAF Hednesford

  • SHQ, RAF Innsworth

  • SHQ, RAF Morecombe

  • SHQ, RAF Padgate

  • SHQ, RAF Regents Park

  • SHQ, RAF Snailwell

  • SHQ, RAF Stannington

  • SHQ, RAF Torquay

  • SHQ, RAF Windermere

  • Air Ministry Unit - London

  • No 1 Airmens' Convalescent Depot - Blackpool

  • No 2 Airmens' Convalescent Depot - Hoylake

  • Base Accounts Office - Innsworth

  • Belgian Inspectorate General - London

  • Book Distribution Centre (EVT) - Innsworth

  • Central Medical Establishment - London

  • Control Commission School (Air) - London

  • Czechoslovak Inspectorate General - London

  • Inspector of Recruiting - London

  • Italian Labour Holding Unit - Hednesford

  • No 1 Personnel Despatch Centre - West Kirby

  • No 2 Personnel Despatch Centre - Morecombe

  • No 5 Personnel Despatch Centre - Blackpool

  • No 9 Personnel Despatch Centre - Regents Park

  • No 100 RAF Personnel Disposal Centre - Uxbridge

  • No 101 RAF Personnel Disposal Centre - Kirkham

  • No 102 RAF Personnel Disposal Centre - Cardington

  • No 103 RAF Personnel Disposal Centre - Long Kesh

  • No 104 RAF Personnel Disposal Centre (Overseas) - Hednesford

  • No 105 RAF Personnel Disposal Centre (WAAF) - Wythall

  • No 4 Personnel Transit Centre - Liverpool

  • No 6 Personnel Transit Centre - London

  • No 10 Personnel Transit Centre - Glasgow

  • No 20 Personnel Transit Centre - Warrington

  • No 1 Personnel Holding Unit - Innsworth

  • Polish Air Force Depot - Blackpool

  • Polish Air Force HQ - London

  • Polish Air Force Film Unit - Iver Heath

  • Polish Air Force Staff College - Weston-super-Mare

  • No 30 (Belgian) Rest and Leave Camp - Goring-on-Thames

  • RAF (Belgian) Training School - Snailwell

  • RAF Central Band - Uxbridge

  • RAF Chaplains School (C of E) - Cheltenham

  • RAF Depository - Colnbrook

  • No 1 RAF Film Production Unit - Iver Heath

  • RAF General Hospital - Northallerton

  • RAF General Hospital - Church Village

  • RAF Hospital - Ely

  • RAF Hospital - Evesham

  • RAF Hospital - Rauceby

  • RAF Hospital - Lochnaw

  • RAF Hospital - Wroughton

  • RAF Officers' Hospital - Blackpool

  • RAF Station Hospital - Uxbridge

  • RAF Medical Rehabilitation Unit - Loughborough

  • RAF Overseas Pay Accounts Clearing Unit - Innsworth

  • RAF Physiological Laboratory - Farnborough

  • RAF Police HQ - Burnham, Bucks

  • RAF (Polish) Records Office - Blackpool

  • RAF Staff College - Bulstrode Park

  • RAF French Record Office - London

  • RCAF 'R' Depot - Warrington

  • Record Office - Gloucester

  • Record Office - Reading

  • Record Office - Ruislip

  • No 2 WAAF Convalescent Depot - Oxford

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Andrew MacGregor 23 Feb 1945 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DFC; later AVM
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr J E G H Thomas 28 Dec 1944 Senior Officer i/c Administration, DFC
Wg Cdr E A Simson 28 Dec 1942 AFC
Sqn Ldr H Chambers 26 Jan 1944  
Sqn Ldr F H Whitaker 11 Dec 1943  
Sqn Ldr R S Wishlade 14 Dec 1942  
Staffs of the Services
Medical
Gp Capt C J O'Neill 26 Mar 1945 MB, BCh
Wg Cdr R Thorpe  6 Jan 1945 MRCS, LRCP
Educational
Mr L W Marshall 15 Nov 1944 BSc, RAFVR
Physical Training
Flt Lt W R Middleton 28 Nov 1944  
WAAF Staff Officers
Wg Off A H Melhuish  8 Sep 1944 WAAF
RAF Regiment
Sqn Ldr M H Molyneux 16 Apr 1945

Source - June 1945 Confidential Air Force List

Listings for 1946 - 1948 are currently not available and from 1949 only principal personnel can be shown.

It moved to RAF Uxbridge on 24 February 1949.

October 1949

Address Command Controlled
RAF Uxbridge, Middlesex Technical Training Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Francis R D Swain 21 Feb 1949 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, AFC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt G B H Norris 14 Apr 1949 Personal Assistant to AOC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt W W Deane  1 May 1948 Senior Officer i/c Administration, CBE

Source - October 1949 Air Force List

It disbanded on 6 March 1950.

[Dec 1943 | Jun 1944 | Jun 1945 | Oct 1949]

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