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No 3 (Bomber) Group Personnel, units and locations 1936 - 1945


[Jul 1936 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939 | Dec 1939 | Sep 1940 | Jun 1941 | Jul 1942 | Dec 1943 | Jun 1944 | Jun 1945]

[1920 - 1926 | 1946 - 1967]

Reformed on 1 May 1936 by redesignating Western Area at RAF Andover.

July 1936

Location Command  
RAF Andover Air Defence of Great Britain
  • SHQ Aldergrove

    • No 9 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 502 (Ulster) (Bomber) Squadron

    • Armament Training Camp

  • SHQ Andover

    • No 12 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 142 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 214 (Bomber) Squadron

    • Station Flight

  • Staff College - Andover

  • No 101 (Bomber) Squadron  - Bicester

  • SHQ Boscombe Down

    • No 10 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 97 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Mildenhall

    • No 38 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 99 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 58 (Bomber) Squadron - Upper Heyford

  • No 215 (Bomber) Squadron - Upper Heyford

  • SHQ Worthy Down

    • No 7 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 102 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM

Patrick H L Playfair

 1 May 1936 Air Officer Commanding, CB, MC; later AM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off William F Beckwith 27 Jul 1936 Personal Assistant to AOC; later AVM
Air Staff
Gp Capt

Lachlan L MacLean

25 Aug 1936 Senior Air Staff Officer, later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr

Charles R Steele

 6 May 1937 DFC; later AM
Sqn Ldr N C Saward 14 Jul 1936 Maintenance Liaison Officer
Sqn Ldr A H Love  4 Jan 1937  
Flt Lt John D Baker-Carr  1 May 1936 later AM
Capt C A Wigham 15 Jan 1937 Cheshire Regiment
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr Edward G Hopcraft  1 May 1936 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Hon Sqn Ldr (Flt Lt) J Everidge   MC, RAFO
Warrant Officers
WO I T E Pavitt 10 Sep 1935 Signals
WO I J Lovelock 14 Jul 1936 Administrative

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Control transferred to HQ Bomber Command on 14 July 1936, and it moved to Mildenhall between 11-16 January 1937

July 1937

Location Command  
RAF Mildenhall Bomber Command
  • No 602 (City of Glasgow) (Bomber) Squadron - Abbotsinch

  • SHQ Feltwell

    • No 37 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 214 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Hemswell

    • No 61 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 144 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Honington

    • No 77 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 102 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Marham

    • No 38 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 115 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Mildenhall

    • No 99 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No149 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 211 (Bomber) Squadron

    • Station Flight

    • Berners Heath Bombing Range

  • SHQ Scampton

    • No 9 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 148 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Waddington

    • No 50 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 110 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM

Patrick H L Playfair

 1 May 1936 Air Officer Commanding, CB, MC; later AM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off William F Beckwith 27 Jul 1936 Personal Assistant to AOC; later AVM
Air Staff
Gp Capt

Lachlan L MacLean

25 Aug 1936 Senior Air Staff Officer, later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr

Charles R Steele

 6 May 1937 DFC; later AM
Sqn Ldr N C Saward 14 Jul 1936 Maintenance Liaison Officer
Sqn Ldr A H Love  4 Jan 1937  
Flt Lt John D Baker-Carr  1 May 1936 later AM
Capt C A Wigham 15 Jan 1937 Cheshire Regiment
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr Edward G Hopcraft  1 May 1936 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Hon Sqn Ldr (Flt Lt) J Everidge   MC, RAFO
Warrant Officers
WO I T E Pavitt 10 Sep 1935 Signals
WO I J Lovelock 14 Jul 1936 Administrative

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Location Command  
RAF Mildenhall Bomber Command
  • SHQ Feltwell

    • No 37 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 214 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Honington

    • No 77 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 102 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Marham

    • No 38 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 115 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Mildenhall

    • No 99 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No149 (Bomber) Squadron

    • Station Flight

    • Berners Heath Bombing Range

  • SHQ Stradishall

    • No 9 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 148 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Arthur A B Thomson

14 Feb 1938 Air Officer Commanding,  MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Personal Appointment
Fg Off P H Bragg 25 Apr 1938 Pilot and Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt

Lachlan L MacLean

25 Aug 1936 Senior Air Staff Officer, later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr

Charles R Steele

 6 May 1937 DFC; later AM
Sqn Ldr P G Scott 4 Apr 1938  
Sqn Ldr N C Saward 14 Jul 1936 Maintenance Liaison Officer
Sqn Ldr A H Love  4 Jan 1937  
Flt Lt John D Baker-Carr  1 May 1936 later AM
Capt C A Wigham 15 Jan 1937 Cheshire Regiment
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr Edward G Hopcraft  1 May 1936 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, DSC
Hon Sqn Ldr (Flt Lt) J Everidge   MC, RAFO
Attached to the Staff
Navigation
Sqn Ldr Neill C Ogilvie-Forbes  1 Jun 1937 later AVM
Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr R Menzies 11 Oct 1937 Chief Signals Officer
Warrant Officers
WO I J Fanning 26 Apr 1938 Personnel Staff

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Location Command  
RAF Mildenhall Bomber Command
  • SHQ Feltwell

    • No 37 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 214 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Honington

    • No 75 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 215 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Marham

    • No 38 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 115 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Mildenhall

    • No 99 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No149 (Bomber) Squadron

    • Station Flight

    • Berners Heath Bombing Range

  • SHQ Stradishall

    • No 9 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 148 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Arthur A B Thomson

14 Feb 1938 Air Officer Commanding,  MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Personal Appointment
Fg Off P H Bragg 25 Apr 1938 Pilot and Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt

Lachlan L MacLean

25 Aug 1936 Senior Air Staff Officer, later A/Cdre
Gp Capt J K Summers 14 Nov 1938 MC
Wg Cdr

Charles R Steele

 6 May 1937 DFC; later AM
Sqn Ldr P G Scott 4 Apr 1938  
Sqn Ldr Andrew McKee 28 Oct 1938 later AM
Maj C A Wigham 15 Jan 1937 Cheshire Regiment
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr R B Sutherland  4 Jul 1938 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, DFC
Hon Sqn Ldr (Flt Lt) J Everidge   MC, RAFO
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Flt Lt A H Jarand 25 Sep 1938  
Navigation
Sqn Ldr Neill C Ogilvie-Forbes  1 Jun 1937 later AVM
Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr R Menzies 11 Oct 1937 Chief Signals Officer
Warrant Officers
WO J Fanning 26 Apr 1938 Personnel Staff
WO J Edwards 27 Sep 1938 Signals

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Location Command  
RAF Mildenhall Bomber Command
  • SHQ Feltwell

    • No 37 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 214 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Honington

    • No 75 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 215 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Marham

    • No 38 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 115 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Mildenhall

    • No 99 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No149 (Bomber) Squadron

    • Station Flight

    • Berners Heath Bombing Range

  • SHQ Stradishall

    • No 9 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 148 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Arthur A B Thomson

14 Feb 1938 Air Officer Commanding,  MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Personal Appointment
Plt Off K P Smales 29 Dec 1938 Pilot and Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt J K Summers 14 Nov 1938 Senior Air Staff Officer, MC
Wg Cdr

Charles R Steele

 6 May 1937 DFC; later AM
Sqn Ldr P G Scott 4 Apr 1938  
Sqn Ldr Andrew McKee 28 Oct 1938 later AM
Sqn Ldr G L Menzies 15 Dec 1938  
Maj C A Wigham 15 Jan 1937 Cheshire Regiment
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr J A Elliott 16 Jan 1939 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Hon Sqn Ldr (Flt Lt) J Everidge   MC, RAFO
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Flt Lt A H Jarand 25 Sep 1938  
Navigation
Sqn Ldr

Henry R Graham

30 Jan 1939 later AVM
Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr R Menzies 11 Oct 1937 Chief Signals Officer
Warrant Officers
WO J Fanning 26 Apr 1938 Personnel Staff
WO J Edwards 27 Sep 1938 Signals

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Location Command  
RAF Mildenhall Bomber Command
  • SHQ Feltwell

    • No 37 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 214 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Honington

    • No 75 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 215 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Marham

    • No 38 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 115 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Mildenhall

    • No 99 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No149 (Bomber) Squadron

    • Station Flight

    • Berners Heath Bombing Range

  • SHQ Stradishall

    • No 9 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 148 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Arthur A B Thomson

14 Feb 1938 Air Officer Commanding,  MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Personal Appointment
Plt Off K P Smales 29 Dec 1938 Pilot and Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt J K Summers 14 Nov 1938 Senior Air Staff Officer, MC
Wg Cdr

Charles R Steele

 6 May 1937 DFC; later AM
Wg Cdr G L Menzies 15 Dec 1938  
Sqn Ldr P G Scott 4 Apr 1938  
Sqn Ldr Andrew McKee 28 Oct 1938 later AM
Capt J S Robinson 12 Mar 1939 Royal Artillery
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr J A Elliott 16 Jan 1939 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Hon Sqn Ldr (Flt Lt) J Everidge   MC, RAFO
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Flt Lt A H Jarand 25 Sep 1938  
Engineer
Sqn Ldr

Richard Kellett

27 Mar 1939 AFC; later A/Cdre
Navigation
Sqn Ldr

Henry R Graham

30 Jan 1939 later AVM
Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr R Menzies 11 Oct 1937 Chief Signals Officer
Miscellaneous
Capt (Rtd) J H Willoughby   Code and Cypher duties, Royal Marines
Warrant Officers
WO J Fanning 26 Apr 1938 Personnel Staff
WO J Edwards 27 Sep 1938 Signals

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

December 1939

Location Command  
RAF Mildenhall Bomber Command
  • SHQ Feltwell

    • No 37 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 214 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Honington

    • No 9 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Marham

    • No 38 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 115 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Mildenhall

    • No 99 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No149 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM John E A Baldwin 29 Aug 1939 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DSO, OBE; later AM
Personal Appointment
Plt Off K P Smales 29 Dec 1938 Pilot and Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt J K Summers 14 Nov 1938 Senior Air Staff Officer, MC
Wg Cdr

Charles R Steele

 6 May 1937 DFC; later AM
Sqn Ldr R S Ryan    
Capt J S Robinson 12 Mar 1939 Royal Artillery
Plt Off H G Muller  2 Jun 1939  
Plt Off G C Haseltine  2 Sep 1939  
Plt Off T C McIlroy  4 Oct 1939  
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr J A Elliott 16 Jan 1939 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr G J Spence  4 Sep 1939 Organisation Duties
Sqn Ldr J B Sims  4 Sep 1939 Organisation Duties
Hon Sqn Ldr (Flt Lt) J Everidge   MC, RAFO
Staffs of the Services
Armament
Sqn Ldr C F S Fraser  5 Sep 1939  
Engineer
Sqn Ldr

Richard Kellett

27 Mar 1939 AFC; later A/Cdre
Navigation
Sqn Ldr

Henry R Graham

30 Jan 1939 later AVM
Signals
B D G Farrow 24 Aug 1939 Chief Signals Officer
Fg Off J Edwards 23 Jun 1939 Commissioned Signals Officer
Equipment
Flt Lt R C V Ash 18 Sep 1939  
Medical
Wg Cdr F L White 13 Oct 1939 Senior Medical Officer, MRCS, LRCP
Meteorological
Mr G R Hay   Senior Meteorological Officer, MA
Miscellaneous
Capt (Rtd) J H Willoughby   Code and Cypher duties, Royal Marines

Source - December 1939 Confidential Air Force List

It moved to Harraton House, Exning, near Newmarket in Cambridgeshire on 29 March 1940.

June 1941

Location Command  
Harraton House, Exning, near Newmarket, Cambridgeshire Bomber Command
  • SHQ Feltwell

    • No 57 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 75 (New Zealand) Squadron

  • SHQ Honington

    • No 9 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 311 (Czech) Squadron

    • No 5 Blind Approach Training Flight

  • SHQ Marham

    • No 115 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 218 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Mildenhall

    • No149 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 3 Blind Approach Training Flight

    • No 1401 Flight

  • SHQ Oakington

    • No 7 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 3 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit

  • SHQ Stradishall

    • No 214 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 1419 Flight

    • No 3 Group Training Flight

  • SHQ Waterbeach

    • No 99 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Wyton

    • No XV (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 40 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 4 Blind Approach Training Flight

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM John E A Baldwin 29 Aug 1939 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DSO, OBE; later AM
Personal Appointment
Plt Off G E Fletcher  4 Feb 1941 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Wg Cdr Montagu D Ommanney 25 Aug 1941 Senior Air Staff Officer, later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr C C Crick 25 Aug 1939 OBE
Sqn Ldr N W Wadham  8 Jul 1940  
Sqn Ldr R D B Macfadden 21 Feb 1941  
Sqn Ldr N W D Marwood-Elton 16 Apr 1941 DFC
Flt Lt E Brewerton 23 Oct 1940 DFC
Flt Lt G F Moody  2 Dec 1940  
Flt Lt E G Reed 24 Feb 1941  
Fg Off E E Colquhoun 15 Oct 1940 MBE
Plt Off J Duncan 19 Mar 1940  
Plt Off N J Allgood 14 Mar 1940  
Plt Off J H L Dillon-Trenchard 15 Jul 1940  
Plt Off S B Boby 21 May 1940  
Plt Off J E Day 14 Sep 1940  
Plt Off D L Doyle 14 Nov 1940  
Plt Off E C Forsyth 16 Dec 1940  
Plt Off F L Fox 23Feb 1941  
Plt Off S P Evans 28 Feb 1941  
Plt Off R A de B Saunderson 17 Feb 1941  
Plt Off D Carver 17 Feb 1941  
Plt Off H H Loveday 17 Mar 1941  
Plt Off E St John 17 Mar 1941  
Plt Off G C Bennett 21 Mar 1941  
Plt Off J T Angelo 26 Apr 1941  
Plt Off H G Litchfield 29 Apr 1941  
Plt Off R L Ford  1 May 1941  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr F C B Saville 21 Feb 1941 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Gp Capt Cyril D Adams  1 Dec 1939  
Sqn Ldr J Everidge   MC, RAFO
Plt Off R W Salmon 13 Jan 1941  
Plt Off F F Tattam 12 Feb 1941  
Plt Off R B Hodgkinson 28 Mar 1941  
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Fg Off F O Freeman 23 Sep 1940  
Engineer
Sqn Ldr E L Magrath 29 Aug 1940 MBE
Fg Off F W Page  6 Jan 1941 MBE
Signals
Wg Cdr B G Farrow 24 Aug 1939 Chief Signals Officer
Fg Off J Edwards 23 Jun 1939  
Plt Off N I B Harrison    
Armament
Wg Cdr D I P MacNair 28 Mar 1941  
Fg Off A Chambers 20 Dec 1940  
Plt Off H J Tagent 16 Dec 1940  
Photography
Fg Off R Hall  5 Mar 1940  
Equipment
Fg Off A H Brown 15 Sep 1940  
Plt Off T B Norgate 24 Feb 1941  
Medical
Wg Cdr F L White 13 Oct 1939 Senior Medical Officer, MRCS, LRCP
Fg Off J N Loring  8 May 1941 MRCS, LRCP
Meteorological
Sqn Ldr R C Sutcliffe   Senior Meteorological Officer, BSc, PhD
Miscellaneous Appointments
Capt (Rtd) J H Willoughby   Code and Cypher duties, Royal Marines
Fg Off L G Brown 14 May 1940  
Fg Off M T Stephens  6 Jun 1940  
Fg Off W A Harris  1 Oct 1940  
Plt Off W E Cutlen 26 Aug 1939  
Plt Off A J Strachen 23 May 1940  
Plt Off H R Healey 28 Jun 1940  
Plt Off S A Sinner  4 Oct 1940  
Plt Off P B Taylor 24 Mar 1941  

Source - June 1941 Confidential Air Force List

July 1942

Location Command  
Harraton House, Exning, near Newmarket, Cambridgeshire Bomber Command
  • SHQ Feltwell

    • No 57 Squadron

    • No 75 Squadron

    • No 1519 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

  • SHQ Honington

    • No 9 Squadron

    • No 1505 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

    • No 1513 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

  • SHQ Marham

    • No 115 Squadron

    • No 218 Squadron

  • SHQ Mildenhall

    • No 149 Squadron

    • No 419 Squadron RCAF

    • No 1503 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

  • SHQ Oakington

    • No 7 Squadron

    • No 101 Squadron

    • No 3 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit

  • SHQ Stradishall

    • No 109 Squadron

    • No 214 Squadron

    • No 1483 (Gunnery) Flight

    • No 1521 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

  • SHQ Tempsford

    • No 138 Squadron

    • No 161 Squadron

    • No 1418 Flight

  • SHQ Waterbeach

  • SHQ Wyton

    • No XV Squadron

    • No 156 Squadron

    • No 1504 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

    • No 1429 Flight

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM John E A Baldwin 29 Aug 1939 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DSO, OBE; later AM
Air Staff
Gp Capt John A Gray  1 Nov 1941 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC, GM; later AVM
Wg Cdr Herbert J Kirkpatrick  5 Jan 1942 later AVM
Wg Cdr K M M Wasse 12 Jan 1942  
Sqn Ldr L V James 14 Nov 1941  
Flt Lt H L Price 19 Nov 1941  
Flt Lt A P Walsh  8 Mar 1942  
Flt Lt E E Colquhoun 15 Oct 1940 MBE
Flt Lt N J Allgood 14 Mar 1940  
Fg Off W B H Eaton 31 Oct 1941  
Fg Off B B Smith  9 Nov 1941  
Fg Off W M F Wingate  7 Nov 1941  
Fg Off M Blower 18 Nov 1941  
Fg Off H M Carpenter 15 Feb 1942  
Fg Off A Marsden  8 Apr 1942  
Fg Off D Carver 17 Feb 1941  
Fg Off I Munro 27 Feb 1942  
Plt Off G C Bennett 21 Mar 1941  
Plt Off C L Yalland  6 Oct 1941  
Plt Off R L Ford  4 Dec 1941  
Plt Off S Jarvis  4 Apr 1942  
Plt Off C F R Ward  4 Apr 1942  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr H E Hills 30 Aug 1941 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr C E Harvey 24 Sep 1941  
Sqn Ldr H C Todd  1 Jul 1941  
Fg Off J R Thompson 28 Jan 1942  
Fg Off J E Day 14 Sep 1940  
Fg Off H H Loveday 17 Mar 1941  
Fg Off F L Fox 23Feb 1941  
Fg Off J I Williamson 11 Dec 1941  
Plt Off R B Hodgkinson 28 Mar 1941  
Plt Off G H C Rawley  1 Oct 1941  
Plt Off A F Simmons 27 Apr 1942  
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Flt Lt G H Fowler 19 Mar1942  
Engineer
Sqn Ldr P Hall 16 Jul 1941 MBE
Signals
Wg Cdr L J Crosbie 12 May 1942 Chief Signals Officer
Fg Off J Edwards 23 Jun 1939  
Plt Off N I B Harrison  1 Mar 1942  
Armament
Wg Cdr C F S Fraser  1 Dec 1939  
Photography
Flt Lt R Hall  5 Mar 1940  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr E Banister 15 Jan 1942  
Sqn Ldr A H Brown 20 Feb 1942  
Accountant
Plt Off B D Helmore  8 Aug 1941  
Medical
Wg Cdr R Thorpe 16 Jul 1941 Senior Medical Officer, MRCS, LRCP
Flt Lt E E Philipp 12 Oct 1941 MRCS, LRCP
Meteorological
Sqn Ldr R C Sutcliffe   Senior Meteorological Officer, BSc, PhD
WAAF Staff Officers
Flt Off H C Gray 13 Oct 1941 WAAF
RAF Regiment
 Lt Col M S Burgess 23 Feb 1942 TD
Miscellaneous Appointments
Wg Cdr L Young  2 Feb 1942  
Sqn Ldr J Adams 21 Nov 1941 AFC
Flt Lt D L Doyle 19 Dec 1941  
Flt Lt D W Donaldson  3 Mar 1942  
Flt Lt H M Eldridge  6 Mar 1942  
Flt Lt N Scott 12 Dec 1941  
Capt (Ret) J H Willoughby   Code and Cypher duties, Royal Marines
Fg Off C O Bastian  6 Jan 1941  
Fg Off H McL Ferguson 27 Jan 1942  
Plt Off D C Barnett  6 Feb 1942 DFM
Plt Off F J Hill 17 Nov 1941  

Source - July 1942 Confidential Air Force List

December 1943

Location Command  
Harraton House, Exning, near Newmarket, Cambridgeshire Bomber Command

No 31 Base - Stradishall

  • Station HQ

  • No 1657 Conversion Unit

  • SHQ RAF Chedburgh

    • No 214 Squadron

    • No 620 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Wratting Common

    • No 1651 Conversion Unit

    • No 1678 Flight

No 32 Base - Mildenhall

  • Station HQ

  • No XV Squadron

  • No 622 Squadron

  • No 3 Group Servicing Section

  • No 3 Group Communication Flight

  • SHQ Newmarket

    • No 1483 Flight

    • Bombing Development Unit

  • SHQ Lakenheath

    • No 149 Squadron

    • No 199 Squadron

  • SHQ Tuddenham

    • No 90 Squadron

No 33 Base - Waterbeach

  • Station HQ

  • SHQ Mepal

    • No 75 Squadron

  • SHQ Witchford

    • No 513 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Feltwell

    • No 1519 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

    • Satellite - Methwold

  • SHQ RAF Foulsham

    • No 514 Squadron

    • Satellite - Little Snoring

      • No 115 Squadron

    • Satellite - Oulton

  • SHQ RAF Downham Market

    • No 218 Squadron

    • No 623 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Tempsford

    • No 138 Squadron

    • No 161 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF West Raynham

    • Satellite - Great Massingham

  • SHQ RAF Woolfox Lodge

    • No 1665 Conversion Unit

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Richard Harrison 27 Feb 1943 Air Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC later AVM
Air Staff
A/Cdre Herbert J Kirkpatrick  5 Mar 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr Wilfred J Burnett 19May 1943 DFC; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr M Wyatt 30 Aug 1943  
Wg Cdr W D G Watkins  5 Aug 1943 DFM
Sqn Ldr E E Colquhoun 15 Oct 1940 MBE
Sqn Ldr F L Fox 23 Feb 1941  
Sqn Ldr I C K Swales 19 Jun 1943 DFC, DFM
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt H E Hills 30 Aug 1941 Senior Administrative Staff Officer, OBE
Sqn Ldr J E Day 14 Sep 1940  
Sqn Ldr E F Goater 12 May 1942  
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr E H McCaffery 27 Feb 1943 DFC
Engineer
Wg Cdr H P Matthews 12 Sep 1942 OBE
Signals
Wg Cdr L J Crosbie 12 May 1942 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr C E G Tomkins 18 Feb 1943  
Armament
Sqn Ldr W J Macken 19 Nov 1942  
Equipment
Wg Cdr C N Scott  8 Aug 1943 Senior Equipment Staff Officer
Photography
Sqn Ldr L Hardy  4 Mar 1943  
Medical
Wg Cdr R Thorpe 16 Jul 1941 Senior Medical Officer, MRCS, LRCP
Meteorological
Dr R C Sutcliffe   Senior Meteorological Officer, BSc, PhD
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off H C Gray 13 Oct 1941 WAAF
Miscellaneous Appointments
Lt Col C E Jewels 23 Nov 1942 DSO, MC
Sqn Ldr A C Barton 14 Jun 1942  
Sqn Ldr F Rostron 15 Jul 1943 Electrical Engineer
Sqn Ldr D H Keary  6 Jul 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr R R Stowe 17 Jun 1943  

Source - December 1943 Confidential Air Force List

June 1944

Location Command  
Harraton House, Exning, near Newmarket, Cambridgeshire Bomber Command

No 31 Base - Stradishall

  • Station HQ

    • No 1657 Conversion Unit

  • RAF Station - Chedburgh

    • No 1653 Conversion Unit

  • RAF Station - Wratting Common

    • No 1651 Conversion Unit

No 32 Base - Mildenhall

  • Station HQ

  • No XV Squadron

  • No 622 Squadron

  • No 3 Group Servicing Section

  • RAF Station - Newmarket

    • No 1688 Flight

    • Bombing Development Unit

    • No 3 Group Communication Flight

  • RAF Station - Lakenheath

  • RAF Station - Tuddenham

    • No 90 Squadron

No 33 Base - Waterbeach

  • Station HQ

  • No 514 Squadron

  • No 1678 Flight

  • RAF Station - Mepal

    • No 75 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Witchford

    • No 115 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Feltwell

    • No 3 Lancaster Finishing School

    • Satellite - Methwold

      • No 149 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Tempsford

    • No 138 Squadron

    • No 161 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Woodbridge

  • RAF Station - Woolfox Lodge

    • No 218 Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Richard Harrison 27 Feb 1943 Air Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC later AVM
Air Staff
A/Cdre Herbert J Kirkpatrick  5 Mar 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr Wilfred J Burnett 19May 1943 DFC; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr M Wyatt 30 Aug 1943  
Wg Cdr W D G Watkins  5 Aug 1943 DFM
Sqn Ldr E E Colquhoun 15 Oct 1940 MBE
Sqn Ldr F L Fox 23 Feb 1941  
Sqn Ldr I C K Swales 19 Jun 1943 DFC, DFM
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt H E Hills 30 Aug 1941 Senior Administrative Staff Officer, OBE
Sqn Ldr J E Day 14 Sep 1940  
Sqn Ldr E F Goater 12 May 1942  
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr E H McCaffery 27 Feb 1943 DFC
Engineer
Wg Cdr H P Matthews 12 Sep 1942 OBE
Signals
Wg Cdr L J Crosbie 12 May 1942 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr C E G Tomkins 18 Feb 1943  
Armament
Sqn Ldr W J Macken 19 Nov 1942  
Equipment
Wg Cdr C N Scott  8 Aug 1943 Senior Equipment Staff Officer
Photography
Sqn Ldr L Hardy  4 Mar 1943  
Educational
Mr E T Lewis  8 Apr 1944 BSc
Meteorological
Dr R E Watson   BSc, PhD
Miscellaneous Appointments
Lt Col C E Jewels 23 Nov 1942 DSO, MC
Sqn Ldr A C Barton 14 Jun 1942  
Sqn Ldr F Rostron 15 Jul 1943 Electrical Engineer
Sqn Ldr D H Keary  6 Jul 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr R R Stowe 17 Jun 1943  

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

June 1945

Location Command  
Harraton House, Exning, near Newmarket, Cambridgeshire Bomber Command

No 31 Base - Stradishall

  • Station HQ

  • No 186 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Chedburgh

    • No 218 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Wratting Common

    • No 195 Squadron

No 32 Base - Mildenhall

  • Station HQ

  • No XV Squadron

  • No 622 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Methwold

    • No 149 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Tuddenham

    • No 90 Squadron

    • No 138 Squadron

No 33 Base - Waterbeach

  • Station HQ

  • No 514 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Mepal

    • No 75 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Witchford

    • No 115 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Feltwell

    • Bombing Development Unit

    • Bombing Command Radar School

    • GH Training Flight

    • No 1688 Flight

  • RAF Station - Woodbridge

  • No 3 Group Communication Flight - Snailwell

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Richard Harrison 27 Feb 1943 Air Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC later AVM
Air Staff
A/Cdre Herbert J Kirkpatrick  5 Mar 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr Frederick M Milligan 15 Jun 1944 AFC; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr I C K Swales 19 Jun 1943 DSO, DFC, DFM
Wg Cdr D J H Lay 16 Feb 1944 DSO, DFC
Wg Cdr G E Bould  1 Feb 1945 DFC
Sqn Ldr F L Fox 23 Feb 1941  
Sqn Ldr MK B Blower 15 May 1944  
Sqn Ldr A J L Craig 12 Jan 1945 DSO, DFC
Sqn Ldr A R Scott 12 Jan 1945 DFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt H E Hills 30 Aug 1941 Senior Administrative Staff Officer, OBE
Sqn Ldr J E Day 14 Sep 1940  
Sqn Ldr E F Goater 12 May 1942  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Wg Cdr H P Matthews 12 Sep 1942 OBE
Sqn Ldr G C Lillicrap  1 May 1944  
Sqn Ldr F Rostron 15 Jul 1943  
Signals
Wg Cdr J A Chorlton 16 Oct 1943  
Sqn Ldr F J S Culley 23 Apr 1944  
Sqn Ldr A W Ray 18 Jan 1945  
Armament
Wg Cdr W J Macken 19 Nov 1942  
Equipment
Wg Cdr A E Haes  3 Dec 1943  
Photography
Sqn Ldr W F Thompson  1 Jun 1944  
Educational
Mr W Walker 30 Jan 1945 BA, RAFVR
Meteorological
Wg Cdr R E Watson 11 Sep 1944 BSc, PhD
Miscellaneous Appointments
Sqn Off A Crossley  9 Nov 1944 MBE
Miscellaneous Appointments
Lt Col C E Jewels 23 Nov 1942 DSO, MC
Wg Cdr E G B Reid 15 May 1944 DFC
Sqn Ldr A C Barton 14 Jun 1942  
Sqn Ldr R R Stowe 17 Jun 1943 DFM
Sqn Ldr K Brierley  1 Apr 1944 DFC
Sqn Ldr A J Putt  1 Jun 1944 DFC
Sqn Ldr H J Morrison  6 Dec 1944 DFC
Maj R R Burton-Gyles 13 Mar 1940  
Lt R P Goodden  1 Dec 1944 RN

Source - June 1945 Confidential Air Force List

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