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HQ No 4 Group Personnel, units and locations


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

Reformed on 1 April 1937 at RAF Mildenhall but it moved to RAF Linton-on-Ouse on 29 June 1937

July 1937

Location Command Controlled
RAF Linton-on-Ouse Bomber Command
  • SHQ Boscombe Down

    • No 51 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 58 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 88 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Dishforth

    • No 10 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 78 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Driffield

    • No 75 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 215 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Finningley

    • No 7 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 76 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Leconfield

    • No 97 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 166 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Linton-on-Ouse

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Air Staff
Gp Capt

Horace Gordon-Dean

28 Apr 1937 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr S D Culley  1 Jun 1937 DSO
Sqn Ldr

Alick C Stevens

 7 Apr 1937 later AM
Sqn Ldr W H Poole  9 Jun 1937  
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr

George O Venn

 1 May 1937 Senior Personnel Staff Officer; later A/Cdre
Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr H A Evans-Evans  7 Jun 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Location Command Controlled
RAF Linton-on-Ouse Bomber Command
  • SHQ Dishforth

    • No 10 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 78 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Driffield

    • No 75 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 215 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Finningley

    • No 7 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 76 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Leconfield*

    • No 97 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 166 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Linton-on-Ouse

    • No 51 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 58 (Bomber) Squadron

* Administered by No 25 (Armament) Group for training purposes

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Charles H B Blount

25 May 1938 Air Officer Commanding, OBE, MC; later AVM
Air Staff
Gp Capt

John J Breen

27 Nov 1937 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE; later AM
Wg Cdr

Alick C Stevens

 7 Apr 1937 later AM
Sqn Ldr J L Airey 13 Sep 1937 DFC
Sqn Ldr

Montagu D Ommanney

 1 Jan 1938 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr G F Humphries 28 Apr 1938  
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr

George O Venn

 1 May 1937 Senior Personnel Staff Officer; later A/Cdre
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Sqn Ldr Noel H Fresson  3 Jul 1937 later A/Cdre
Navigation
Sqn Ldr

David J Waghorn

14 Mar 1938 later A/Cdre
Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr H A Evans-Evans  7 Jun 1937  

Warrant Officer

WO I A V Syrett  9 Sep 1937  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Location Command Controlled
RAF Linton-on-Ouse Bomber Command
  • SHQ Dishforth

    • No 10 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 78 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Driffield

    • No 77 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 102 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Finningley

    • No 7 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 76 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Leconfield*

    • No 97 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 166 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Linton-on-Ouse

    • No 51 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 58 (Bomber) Squadron

* Administered by No 25 (Armament) Group for training purposes

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Charles H B Blount

25 May 1938 Air Officer Commanding, OBE, MC; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off B G D Nathan  1 Jul 1938 Pilot and Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt

John J Breen

27 Nov 1937 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE; later AM
Wg Cdr

Alick C Stevens

 7 Apr 1937 later AM
Sqn Ldr

Montagu D Ommanney

 1 Jan 1938 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr W A Tattersall  7 Nov 1938  
Sqn Ldr G F Humphries 28 Apr 1938  
Maj J A Theobalds  3 Oct 1938 Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr

John L Kirby

20 Sep 1938 Senior Personnel Staff Officer; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt F Pyle RAFO
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Sqn Ldr Noel H Fresson  3 Jul 1937 later A/Cdre
Navigation
Sqn Ldr

David J Waghorn

14 Mar 1938 later A/Cdre
Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr H A Evans-Evans  7 Jun 1937  

Warrant Officer

WO A V Syrett  9 Sep 1937 Administrative
WO R T Martin 27 Sep 1938 Signals

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Location Command Controlled
RAF Linton-on-Ouse Bomber Command
  • SHQ Dishforth

    • No 10 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 78 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Driffield

    • No 77 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 102 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Leconfield*

    • No 97 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 166 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Linton-on-Ouse

    • No 51 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 58 (Bomber) Squadron

* Administered by No 25 (Armament) Group for training purposes

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Charles H B Blount

25 May 1938 Air Officer Commanding, OBE, MC; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off B G D Nathan  1 Jul 1938 Pilot and Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt

John J Breen

27 Nov 1937 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE; later AM
Wg Cdr

Alick C Stevens

 7 Apr 1937 later AM
Sqn Ldr

Montagu D Ommanney

 1 Jan 1938 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr W A Tattersall  7 Nov 1938  
Sqn Ldr G F Humphries 28 Apr 1938  
Maj J A Theobalds  3 Oct 1938 Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr

John L Kirby

20 Sep 1938 Senior Personnel Staff Officer; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt J C Brice RAFO
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Sqn Ldr Noel H Fresson  3 Jul 1937 later A/Cdre
Navigation
Sqn Ldr

David J Waghorn

14 Mar 1938 later A/Cdre
Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr H A Evans-Evans  7 Jun 1937  

Miscellaneous Appointment

Maj (Rtd) S Fairfield   Code and Cypher duties, MVO, Royal Marines

Warrant Officer

WO A V Syrett  9 Sep 1937 Administrative
WO R T Martin 27 Sep 1938 Signals

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Location Command Controlled
RAF Linton-on-Ouse Bomber Command
  • SHQ Dishforth

    • No 10 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 78 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Driffield

    • No 77 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 102 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Leconfield*

    • No 97 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 166 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Linton-on-Ouse

    • No 51 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 58 (Bomber) Squadron

* Administered by No 25 (Armament) Group for training purposes

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Charles H B Blount

25 May 1938 Air Officer Commanding, OBE, MC; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off B G D Nathan  1 Jul 1938 Pilot and Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt

John J Breen

27 Nov 1937 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE; later AM
Wg Cdr

Alick C Stevens

 7 Apr 1937 later AM
Sqn Ldr

Montagu D Ommanney

 1 Jan 1938 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr W A Tattersall  7 Nov 1938  
Sqn Ldr G F Humphries 28 Apr 1938  
Maj J A Theobalds  3 Oct 1938 Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr

John L Kirby

20 Sep 1938 Senior Personnel Staff Officer; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt J C Brice RAFO
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Sqn Ldr Noel H Fresson  3 Jul 1937 later A/Cdre
Navigation
Sqn Ldr

David J Waghorn

14 Mar 1938 later A/Cdre
Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr H A Evans-Evans  7 Jun 1937  

Miscellaneous Appointment

Maj (Rtd) S Fairfield   Code and Cypher duties, MVO, Royal Marines

Warrant Officer

WO A V Syrett  9 Sep 1937 Administrative
WO R T Martin 27 Sep 1938 Signals

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

December 1939

Location Command Controlled
RAF Linton-on-Ouse Bomber Command
  • SHQ Dishforth

    • No 10 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 51 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Driffield

    • No 77 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 102 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Leconfield*

  • SHQ Linton-on-Ouse

    • No 78 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 58 (Bomber) Squadron*

*Temporarily at RAF Boscombe Down

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Arthur Coningham  3 Jul 1939 Air Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, DFC, AFC; later AM
Personal Appointment
Plt Off R A Barnwell 22 Jul 1939 Pilot and Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt

John J Breen

27 Nov 1937 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE; later AM
Wg Cdr F Wright 15 Aug 1939  
Sqn Ldr

Montagu D Ommanney

 1 Jan 1938 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr G F Humphries 28 Apr 1938  
Sqn Ldr Howard Ford 26 Aug 1939 later AVM
Maj J A Theobalds  3 Oct 1938 Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry
Flt Lt W E Casley  6 Jun 1939
Flt Lt B W T Hare 19 Oct 1939
Plt Off G W A Webb  8 Oct 1939
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr

John L Kirby

20 Sep 1938 Senior Personnel Staff Officer; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt J C Brice RAFO
Plt Off E G Mattingley  5Oct 1939
Staffs of the Services
Armament
Sqn Ldr Noel H Fresson  3 Jul 1937 later A/Cdre
Engineer
Sqn Ldr H M G Parker    
Navigation
Sqn Ldr

David J Waghorn

14 Mar 1938 later A/Cdre
Signals
Sqn Ldr H A Evans-Evans    
Equipment
Sqn Ldr E A Slater    
Medical
Wg Cdr C G J Nicholls   Senior Medical Officer, MB, BCh
Meteorological
Mr R G Veryard   Senior Meteorological Officer, BSC

Miscellaneous Appointment

Maj (Ret) S Fairfield   Code and Cypher duties, MVO, Royal Marines

Source - December 1939 Confidential Air Force List

June 1941

Location Command Controlled
RAF Linton-on-Ouse Bomber Command
  • SHQ Dishforth

    • No 51 Squadron

  • SHQ Driffield

    • No 104 Squadron

    • No 405 Squadron RCAF

    • No 2 Blind Approach Training Flight

  • SHQ Linton-on-Ouse

    • No 35 Squadron

    • No 58 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Leeming

    • No 10 Squadron

    • No 76 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Middleton St George

    • No 78 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Topcliffe

    • No 77 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 102 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Arthur Coningham  3 Jul 1939 Air Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, DFC, AFC; later AM
Air Staff
Gp Capt Andrew MacGregor 19 Nov 1940 Senior Air Staff Officer, MBE, DFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr G F Humphries 28 Apr 1938  
Wg Cdr J J A Sutton  7 Nov 1940 DFC
Wg Cdr John N H Whitworth 14 Feb 1941  DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt J F Lewis  2 Sep 1939
Flt Lt P R Beare  7 Nov 1940 DFC
Flt Lt F G W Firth  4 Dec 1940
Flt Lt R K Wildey 14 Apr 1941 DFC
Fg Off M A Harker  3 Sep 1939  
Plt Off E G Mattingley  5 Oct 1939
Plt Off J M K Anderson 23 Jun 1940 MC
Plt Off The Hon S N de Yarburgh-Bateson  3 Oct 1940
Plt Off J B Atherton  3 Jan 1941
Plt Off G M Sorley  3 Jan 1941
Plt Off G P Fenwick 15 Mar 1941
Personnel Staff
Lt Col J A Theobalds  3 Oct 1938 Senior Administrative Staff Officer, Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry
Flt Lt B W T Hare 19 Oct 1939
Flt Lt S Fairfield  8 Oct 1940 Personnel Duties, MVO
Plt Off J G B Hutchings 22 Jun 1940
Plt Off G H Simms 30 Apr 1940
Plt Off R  W Johnson  1 Jun 1940
Plt Off G W Hickson 12 Feb 1941
Plt Off K S Wood 12 Feb 1941
Plt Off E F A Campbell 17 Mar 1941
Plt Off F N la F Flint  2 Apr 1941
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Fg Off M M Fleming 20 Fe 1941 DFC
Engineer
Sqn Ldr C F Sarsby  1 May 1941  
Fg Off G H Wass  1 May 1941  
Signals
Wg Cdr H A Evans-Evans  7 Jun 1937  
Fg Off L Ottey  6 Apr 1940  
Plt Off P Feighan  3 Jul 1940  
Armament
Sqn Ldr T M Buchannan 25 Mar 1941  
Fg Off D E L Clark  2 Aug 1940  
Photography
Fg Off L G Jonas 30 Jun 1940  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr V C Harvey  1 May 1941 MC, DCM
Plt Off R F L Palmer  2 May 1940  
Medical
Sqn Ldr E Donovan  7 Apr 1941 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB
Fg Off A Russell  5 Apr 1941 MB, BS, BHy, DPH
Physical Training
Plt Off W Taylor 22 Oct 1940  
Meteorological
Mr R G Veryard   Senior Meteorological Officer, BSc

Miscellaneous Appointments

Maj D de M Carey 28 Apr 1940 Royal Artillery
Flt Lt K G J Wakefield 19 Mar 1941  
Plt Off G C L Brigham 28 Feb 1941 Camp Commandant
Plt Off E J Wenham  7 Mar 1941  
Plt Off A M Phillips 24 Mar 1941  

Source - June 1941 Confidential Air Force List

It moved to Heslington Hall, York University on 7 April 1940.

July 1942

Location Command Controlled
Heslington Hall, York University, RAF York Bomber Command
  • SHQ Driffield

    • No 1484 (Gunnery) Flight

    • No 1502 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

  • SHQ Linton-on-Ouse

    • No 35 Squadron

    • No 158 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Leeming

    • No 10 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Marston moor

  • SHQ RAF Middleton St George

    • No 76 Squadron

    • No 78 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 1516 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

  • SHQ RAF Pocklington

    • No 405 Squadron RCAF

  • SHQ RAF Topcliffe

    • No 102 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 1512 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Act AVM Charles R Carr 26 Jul 1941 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DFC, AFC; later AM
Air Staff
Gp Capt William A D Brook 18 May 1942 Senior Air Staff Officer; later AVM
Wg Cdr G F Humphries 28 Apr 1938  
Wg Cdr A V Sawyer 31 Dec 1941 DFC
Sqn Ldr R K Wildey 14 Apr 1941 DFC
Sqn Ldr F G W Firth  4 Dec 1940  
Sqn Ldr J Collier 21 Jul 1941 DFC
Flt Lt A H Day 16 Mar1942
Flt Lt G K Lawrence  6 Sep 1941 DFC
Fg Off J M K Anderson 23 Jun 1940 MC
Fg Off R A V Britnell  2 Jul 1941
Fg Off The Hon S N de Yarburgh-Bateson 27 Aug 1940  
Fg Off G M Sorley  3 Jan 1941 OBE
Fg Off F N la F Flint  2 Apr 1941
Fg Off G Clapperton 10 Feb 1942  
Plt Off H Hawton 29 Sep 1941
Plt Off G P Fenwick 15 Mar 1941
Plt Off W H Dotesio 28 Oct 1941
Plt Off L B Francis 28 Dec 1941
Plt Off J C Allan 29 Nov 1941
Plt Off H Hall 29 Nov 1941
Personnel Staff
Flt Lt J G B Hutchings  1 Oct 1941 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Flt Lt C S Dawson 13 Oct 1941
Flt Lt E J Wing 13 Jan 1942
Flt Lt E A Grant 15 May 1941
Flt Lt F C Wiltshaw 13 Oct 1941
Plt Off C G Coleman  1 Dec 1941
Plt Off C Taylor 23 Mar 1942
Plt Off A Macdonald  1 Apr 1942
Plt Off L J Walter  1 Apr 1942
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Fg Off E H Bagnald 16 Feb 1942 DFC
Engineer
Fg Off G H Wass  1 May 1941  
Signals
Wg Cdr H Walker  9 Jan 1942  
Plt Off A Fry 21 Feb 1942  
Armament
Wg Cdr K A Merritt 29 May 1942  
Fg Off A D Webb 28 Mar1942 DFC
Photography
Fg Off J E Brown 17 Mar1942 MBE
Equipment
Sqn Ldr V C Harvey  1 May 1941 MC, DCM
Medical
Sqn Ldr W D Peock 29 Nov 1941 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB
Chaplains
Rev J A Jagoe 18 Nov 1941  
Rev J R Appleyard 18 Nov 1941  
Meteorological
Mr R G Veryard   Senior Meteorological Officer, BSc
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off Baroness E de Serclaes 23 Mar 1942 WAAF
RAF Regiment
 Lt Col G Ames 23 Feb 1942 MC, TD

Miscellaneous Appointments

Wg Cdr J W Lissett 12 Feb 1942  
Flt Lt R W S Winter 10 Nov 1941  
Flt Lt J R Pairman 27 Oct 1941  
Fg Off R C Smylie  2 Jan 1942 DFM
Fg Off R M Buchan 14 May 1942  
Fg Off J Judd 17 Nov 1941 MC

Source - July 1942 Confidential Air Force List

December 1943

Location Command Controlled
Heslington Hall, York University, RAF York Bomber Command

No 41 Base - Marston Moor

  • Station HQ

  • No 1652 Conversion Unit

  • SHQ RAF Riccall

    • No 1658 Conversion Unit

  • SHQ RAF Rufforth

    • No 1663 Conversion Unit

No 42 Base - Pocklington

  • Station HQ

  • No 102 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Elvington

    • No 77 Squadron

    • No 4 Group Communication Flight

  • SHQ RAF Melbourne

    • No 10 Squadron

No 43 Base - Driffield

  • Station HQ

  • No 4 Group Servicing Section

  • SHQ RAF Leconfield

    • No 466 Squadron RAAF

    • No 1484 Flight

  • SHQ RAF Lissett

    • No 158 Squadron

  • SHQ Snaith

    • No 51 Squadron

    • Satellite - Burn

  • SHQ RAF Holme (on Spalding Moor)

    • No 76 Squadron

    • No 1520 Flight

    • Satellite - Breighton

      • No 78 Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Charles R Carr 26 Jul 1941 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, DFC, AFC; later AM
Air Staff
A/Cdre William A D Brook 18 May 1942 Senior Air Staff Officer; later AVM
Wg Cdr G B Warner  1 Aug 1943 DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr G Clapperton 10 Feb 1942 DFC
Sqn Ldr F G W Firth  4 Dec 1940  
Sqn Ldr Sir I W H Thomson 10 Sep 1943
Sqn Ldr R A V Britnell  1 Dec1942  
Sqn Ldr G Mawer 25 Feb 1943
Sqn Ldr V D Knox 20 Apr 1943  
Sqn Ldr Lord Deramore  1 Dec 1942  
Maj T F S Southgate 10 Feb 1943  
Personnel Staff
Gp Capt F H D Henwood 30 Aug 1943 Officer i/c Administration, DFC
Sqn Ldr C Butler 18 Aug 1943 Personnel
Sqn Ldr R R Knight 24 Mar 1943 Organisation, MBE
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr J H Robinson  5 Apr 1943 DFC
Engineer
Wg Cdr V C Jarvis  9 Feb 1943  
Signals
Wg Cdr H Walker  9 Jan 1942 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr N A Burges 27 May 1943  
Armament
Sqn Ldr A J Handley 15 Feb 1943  
Equipment
Wg Cdr J P Cody 27 Jul 1943 Senior Equipment Staff Officer
Photography
Sqn Ldr J E Brown 10 May 1943 MBE
Medical
Sqn Ldr W D Peock 29 Nov 1941 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB
Meteorological
Mr J L Galloway   Senior Meteorological Officer, MA, BSc
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off R M Bradshaw 23 Apr 1943 WAAF
RAF Regiment
 Lt Col J W Johnson 12 Aug 1942
Sqn Ldr F N la F Flint 23 Feb 1942

Miscellaneous Appointments

Wg Cdr A J Butler 15 Jul 1943 SCM, OBE, MC, AFC
Sqn Ldr J A McGlley  6 Jan 1943 SCM
Sqn Ldr E Mason-Lewis 17 Jun 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr A J Putnam 17 Jun 1943  
Sqn Ldr W H Crittle 15 Jul 1943  

Source - December 1943 Confidential Air Force List

June 1944

Location Command Controlled
Heslington Hall, York University, RAF York Bomber Command

No 41 Base - Marston Moor

  • Station HQ

  • No 1652 Conversion Unit

  • RAF Station - Acaster Malbis

  • RAF Station - Riccall

    • No 1658 Conversion Unit

  • RAF Station - Rufforth

    • No 1663 Conversion Unit

No 42 Base - Pocklington

  • Station HQ

  • No 102 (Bomber) Squadron

  • RAF Station - Elvington

    • No 346 (Free French) Squadron

    • No 4 Group Communication Flight

  • RAF Station - Full Sutton

    • No 77 Squadron

No 43 Base - Driffield

  • Station HQ

  • No 4 Group Servicing Section

  • RAF Station -  Leconfield

    • No 466 Squadron RAAF

    • No 640 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Lissett

    • No 158 Squadron

No 44 Base - Holme (on Spalding Moor)

  • Station HQ

  • No 76 Squadron

  • No 1689 Flight

  • RAF Station - Breighton

    • No 78 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Melbourne

    • No 10 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Snaith

    • No 51 Squadron

    • Satellite - Burn

      • No 578 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Carnaby

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Charles R Carr 26 Jul 1941 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, DFC, AFC; later AM
Air Staff
A/Cdre William A D Brook 18 May 1942 Senior Air Staff Officer; later AVM
Wg Cdr G B Warner  1 Aug 1943 DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr G Clapperton 10 Feb 1942 DFC
Sqn Ldr F G W Firth  4 Dec 1940  
Sqn Ldr Sir I W H Thomson 10 Sep 1943
Sqn Ldr R A V Britnell  1 Dec1942  
Sqn Ldr V D Knox 20 Apr 193
Sqn Ldr Lord Deramore  1 Dec 1942  
Sqn Ldr G M Sorley 21 Apr 19442 OBE
Sqn Ldr L B Reynolds 21 Apr 19442  
Maj T F S Southgate 10 Feb 1943  
Personnel Staff
Gp Capt F H D Henwood 30 Aug 1943 Officer i/c Administration, DFC
Sqn Ldr C Butler 18 Aug 1943 Personnel
Sqn Ldr R R Knight 24 Mar 1943 Organisation, MBE
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr J H Robinson  5 Apr 1943 DFC
Engineer
Wg Cdr V C Jarvis  9 Feb 1943 OBE
Signals
Wg Cdr H Walker  9 Jan 1942 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr N A Burges 27 May 1943  
Sqn Ldr J M Pearson 10 Jan 1944  
Armament
Sqn Ldr A J Handley 15 Feb 1943  
Equipment
Wg Cdr J P Cody 27 Jul 1943 Senior Equipment Staff Officer
Photography
Sqn Ldr J E Brown 10 May 1943 MBE
Medical
Sqn Ldr W D Peock 29 Nov 1941 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB
Educational
Mr K R Pilling  8 Apr 1944 MA, LLB
Meteorological
Mr J L Galloway   Senior Meteorological Officer, MA, BSc
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off R M Bradshaw 23 Apr 1943 WAAF
RAF Regiment
 Lt Col J W Johnson 12 Aug 1942
Sqn Ldr F N la F Flint 23 Feb 1942

Miscellaneous Appointments

Wg Cdr F C Rowland 29 Feb 1944  
Wg Cdr A J Butler 15 Jul 1943 SCM, OBE, MC, AFC
Sqn Ldr N Harper 21 Mar 1944 SCM
Sqn Ldr E M Lewis 17 Jun 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr A J Putnam 17 Jun 1943  
Sqn Ldr W H Crittle 15 Jul 1943  
Sqn Ldr D F King 21 Sep 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr A G Edwards 20 Jan 1944 DFC

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

It was transferred to the control of Transport Command on 8 May 1945 as No 5 (Transport) Group.

June 1945

Location Command Controlled
Heslington Hall, York University, RAF York Transport Command

No 42 Base - Pocklington

  • Station HQ

  • No 102 (Bomber) Squadron

  • RAF Station - Elvington

    • No 346 (Free French) Squadron

    • No 347 (Free French) Squadron

    • No 4 Group Communication Flight

  • RAF Station - Full Sutton

    • No 77 Squadron

No 43 Base - Driffield

  • Station HQ

  • No 466 Squadron RAAF

  • RAF Station -  Leconfield

    • No 51 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Lissett

    • No 158 Squadron

No 44 Base - Holme (on Spalding Moor)

  • Station HQ

  • No 76 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Breighton

    • No 78 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Melbourne

    • No 10 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Snaith

    • Satellite - Burn

  • RAF Station - Carnaby

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Hugh S P Walmsley 18 May 1945 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, MC, DFC; later ACM
Air Staff
A/Cdre George A Walker 12 Feb 1945 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, DSO, DFC, ADC; later ACM
Wg Cdr G B Warner  1 Aug 1943 DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr G Clapperton 10 Feb 1942 DFC
Wg Cdr F G W Firth  4 Dec 1940  
Sqn Ldr Sir I W H Thomson 10 Sep 1943
Sqn Ldr R A V Britnell  1 Dec1942  
Sqn Ldr V D Knox 20 Apr 193 DFC
Sqn Ldr Lord Deramore  1 Dec 1942  
Sqn Ldr G M Sorley 21 Apr 19442 OBE
Sqn Ldr L B Reynolds 21 Apr 19442 DFC
Maj T F S Southgate 10 Feb 1943  
Personnel Staff
Gp Capt F H D Henwood 30 Aug 1943 Officer i/c Administration, DFC
Sqn Ldr C Butler 18 Aug 1943 Personnel
Sqn Ldr R R Knight 24 Mar 1943 Organisation, MBE
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr J H Robinson  5 Apr 1943 DFC
Engineer
Wg Cdr V C Jarvis  9 Feb 1943 OBE
Sqn Ldr B V Humphrey 12 May 1944  
Signals
Wg Cdr H Walker  9 Jan 1942 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr J M Pearson 10 Jan 1944  
Armament
Wg Cdr A J Handley 15 Feb 1943  
Equipment
Wg Cdr J P Cody 27 Jul 1943 Senior Equipment Staff Officer
Medical
Sqn Ldr W D Peock 29 Nov 1941 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB
Educational
Mr W Wilson 25 Oct 1944 BEng, RAFVR
Meteorological
Wg Cdr J L Galloway 11 Sep 1944 Senior Meteorological Officer, MA, BSc
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off N M Holland 18 Oct 1944 WAAF
RAF Regiment
 Lt Col J W Johnson 12 Aug 1942
Sqn Ldr F N la F Flint 23 Feb 1942

Miscellaneous Appointments

Wg Cdr F C Rowland 29 Feb 1944  
Wg Cdr A J Butler 15 Jul 1943 SCM, OBE, MC, AFC
Sqn Ldr N Harper 21 Mar 1944 SCM
Sqn Ldr A J Putnam 17 Jun 1943  
Sqn Ldr W H Crittle 15 Jul 1943  
Sqn Ldr D F King 21 Sep 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr A G Edwards 20 Jan 1944 DFC
Sqn Ldr J McCloy 19 Jun 1944 DFC

Source - June 1945 Confidential Air Force List

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