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HQ No 34 Group Personnel, locations and units 1939 - 1945


[Jun 1941 | Jul 1942]

This Group was formed on 7 April 1940 initially attached to No 33 Group at Newcastle but it moved to Tor House, Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh on 15 May 1940.

June 1941

Location Command Controlled
Tor House, Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh Balloon Command
  • No 15 Balloon Centre - Newcastle

    • No 936 (Balloon) Squadron

    • No 937 (Balloon) Squadron

    • No 938 (Balloon) Squadron

  • No 18 Balloon Centre - Glasgow

    • No 945 (Balloon) Squadron

    • No 946 (Balloon) Squadron

    • No 947 (Balloon) Squadron

    • No 967 (Balloon) Squadron

  • No 20 Balloon Centre - Lyness (Orkneys)

    • No 950 (Balloon) Squadron

    • No 960 (Balloon) Squadron

  • No 920 (Balloon) Squadron*

  • No 929 (Balloon) Squadron*

  • No 948 (Balloon) Squadron*

  • No 988 (Balloon) Squadron**

* Administered directly by No 34 Group

**Operationally controlled by RAFNI

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Act A/Cdre Henry R Busteed  1 Mar 1940 Air Officer Commanding, OBE, AFC, RAFO
Air Staff
Sqn Ldr J Henderson 15 May 1940 Senior Air Staff Officer, MC
Flt Lt R N Lochhead 10 Jun 1940 MC
Flt Lt G D O Sheppard  1 Sep 1940  
Fg Off R C Collingwood  1 Mar 1940  
Fg Off G V Atkinson 18 Oct 1940  
Fg Off R R Piggott 20 Jan 1941  
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr R Ashley Hall 15 May 1940 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Fg Off F A Strachan  6 Jan 1941  
Plt Off N Harper  1 Mar 1940 Personnel Duties
Plt Off J R Thomlinson 13 Jan 1941  
Plt Off P A V Charlesworth 16 Jan 1941  
Plt Off R E Pearmund 20 Jan 1941  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Fg Off H J Spencer  7 Mar 1940  
Signals
Fg Off C H Badderley  7 mar 1940  
Plt Off L T Eden 10 May 1940  
Equipment
Flt Lt W J Amlot 12 Apr 1940  
Medical
Flt Lt N R Smith  2 Apr 1941 Senior Medical Officer, MRCS, LRCP
Fg Off R A Mitchell 11 Apr 1941  
Physical Training
Plt Off A J Jewell 15 Jul 1940  
Miscellaneous Appointments
Wg Cdr J G Walser  3 Jan 1941  
Wg Cdr W J H Lindley  3 Jan 1941  
Flt Lt S N H Phillips  3 Jan 1941  
Plt Off E W Porter 15 Apr 1940  
Plt Off J C de H Vaizey  1 Dec 1940  
Plt Off D C Daly 18 Jan 1941  

Source - June 1941 Confidential Air Force List

July 1942

Location Command Controlled
Tor House, Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh Balloon Command
  • No 15 Balloon Centre - Newcastle

    • No 936 (Balloon) Squadron

    • No 937 (Balloon) Squadron

    • No 938 (Balloon) Squadron

  • No 18 Balloon Centre - Glasgow

    • No 945 (Balloon) Squadron

    • No 946 (Balloon) Squadron

    • No 947 (Balloon) Squadron

  • No 920 (Balloon) Squadron**

  • No 929 (Balloon) Squadron*

  • No 950 (Balloon) Squadron*

  • No 968 (Balloon) Squadron**

* Administered directly by No 34 Group

**Operationally controlled by No 32 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Act A/Cdre Philip L Lincoln  1 Aug 1941 Air Officer Commanding, DSO, MC
Air Staff
Wg Cdr J V Garmonsway 20 Aug 1941 Senior Air Staff Officer, MC
Flt Lt R W kerr 13 Oct 1941  
Flt Lt R C Collingwood  1 Mar 1940  
Flt Lt R R Piggott 20 Jan 1941  
Flt Lt D A Lamb 24 Apr 1942  
Flt Lt C E Worthington 24 Apr 1942  
Flt Lt E F Whitehorn 24 Apr 1942  
Flt Lt H D Corlett 24 Apr 1942  
Fg Off C W Janes 22 Jun 1941  
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr F J Hart 11 Jul 1941 Senior Administrative Staff Officer, DSC
Flt Lt N Harper  1 Mar 1940 Personnel
Flt Lt F A Strachan  6 Jan 1941  
Flt Lt P A V Charlesworth 16 Jan 1941 Personnel
Fg Off R E Pearmund 20 Jan 1941  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Flt Lt H J Spencer  7 Mar 1940  
Flt Lt W McQ Pratt 19 Jan 1942  
Signals
Fg Off C H Badderley  7 Mar 1940  
Plt Off N L Parlett 29 Sep 1941  
Equipment
Flt Lt W J Amlot 12 Apr 1940  
Medical
Sqn Ldr N R Smith  2 Apr 1941 Senior Medical Officer, MRCS, LRCP
Chaplain
Rev M K MacLeod 18 Nov 1941  
Rev D H Saunders-Davies 18 Nov 1941  
Educational
Mr F F Brotherton 19 May 1941 Grade III
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Ldr E Read 14 Oct 1940 WAAF
Miscellaneous Appointments
Wg Cdr W J H Lindley  3 Jan 1941  
Sqn Ldr T J Southern 13 Oct 194  
Fg Off L M Cooper 20 Mar 19421 DSM
Fg Off R A Shepheard-Walwyn 13 Apr 1942  

Source - July 1942 Confidential Air Force List

It disbanded into No 33 Group on 19 July 1943

[Jun 1941 | Jul 1942]

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