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HQ No 43 Group Personnel, locations and units


[Dec 1939 | Sep 1940 | Jun 1941 | Jul 1942 | Dec 1943 | Jun 1944 | Jun 1945 | Oct 1949 | 1950 | 1951 | 1952 | 1953 | 1954 | 1955 | 1956]

The nucleus of this Group was formed on 1 January 1939 at 81 Weyhill Road, Andover as a Repair and Salvage Group, taking executive control of its initial units on 3 September 1939. 

December 1939

Location Command Controlled
81 Weyhill Road, Andover Maintenance Command
  • No 13 Maintenance Unit - Henlow

  • No 26 Maintenance Unit - Cowley

  • No 30 Maintenance Storage Unit - Sealand

  • No 32 Maintenance Sub Unit - St Athan

  • No 49 Maintenance Unit - Horsham

  • No 50 Maintenance Unit - Oxford

  • No 54 Maintenance Unit - Cambridge

  • No 58 Maintenance Unit - Newark

  • No 60 Maintenance Unit - York

  • No 63 Maintenance Unit - Carluke

  • Special Duty Flight -St Athan

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Staffs of the Services
Armament
Sqn Ldr E G Granville    
Signals
Sqn Ldr J Thompson 10 Aug 1939  
Engineer
Gp Capt A Corbett Wilson  2 Oct 1939  
Wg Cdr K A Meek 23 Aug 1939  
Wg Cdr V P Feather  4 Sep 1939  
Sqn Ldr R H Donkin 17 Aug 1939  
Sqn Ldr John K Rotherham 30 Aug 1939 later AVM
Sqn Ldr J H Pool  9 Sep 1939  
Flt Lt J E Atkins 16 Sep 1939  
Fg Off W Moore  8 Sep 1939  
Plt Off H J Lewis  12 Oct 1939  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr A B Wiggin 22 Sep 1939  
Fg Off M C R White 25 Sep 1939  
Plt Off B P Fortescue  8 Sep 1939  

Source - December 1939 Confidential Air Force List

It was transferred to the Ministry of Aircraft Production in May 1940.  On 16 October 1940 it moved to the Morris Motor Works at Cowley near Oxford but on 5 November No 43 Group (Salvage) moved to Merton College, Oxford.  The main Group HQ and No 43 Group (Salvage) reunited on 1 February 1941 at Magdalen College in Oxford

June 1941

Location Command Controlled
Magdalen College in Oxford Maintenance Command
  • SHQ RAF Henlow

  • No 1 Maintenance Unit - Kidbrooke

  • No 4 Maintenance Unit - Ruislip

  • No 13 Maintenance Unit - Henlow

  • No 26 Maintenance Unit - Cardington**

  • No 30 Maintenance Unit - Sealand

  • No 32 Maintenance Sub Unit - St Athan*

  • No 34 Maintenance Unit - Shrewsbury

  • No 49 Maintenance Unit - Horsham

  • No 50 Maintenance Unit - Oxford

  • No 54 Maintenance Unit - Cambridge

  • No 56 Maintenance Unit - Inverness

  • No 58 Maintenance Unit - Newark

  • No 60 Maintenance Unit - York

  • No 63 Maintenance Unit - Carluke

  • No 65 Maintenance Unit - Leicester

  • No 67 Maintenance Unit - Taunton

  • No 71 Maintenance Unit - Slough

  • No 75 Maintenance Unit - Wilmslow

  • No 78 Maintenance Unit - Bynea

  • No 83 Maintenance Unit - Newcastle

  • No 86 Maintenance Unit - Sundridge

  • No 90 Maintenance Unit - Oxford

* Station in Technical Training Command

** Station in Balloon Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt Kenneth M St C G Leask   Air Officer Commanding, MC (Act A/Cdre?); later AVM
Maintenance Staff
Wg Cdr George W Birkinshaw   Senior Maintenance Staff Officer; later A/Cdre
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr K A Meek 16 Oct 1940 Senior Administrative Staff Officer, MBE
Flt Lt G S Taylor  1 Nov 1939 Personnel Duties
Fg Off H K Johns  3 Aug 1940  
Fg Off A W Slater  1 Apr 1941  
Plt Off G W Sawkins 31 May 1940  
Plt Off R James 31 May 1940  
Plt Off A G Cooper 19 Aug 1940  
Plt Off E T S Byass 14 Feb 1941  
Plt Off F Davies 14 Feb 1941  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Wg Cdr W E James 24 Jan 1941  
Wg Cdr Paul S Blockey 14 Feb 1941 later AVM
Wg Cdr G H H Procter 14 Feb 1941  
Sqn Ldr A K Hunter 14 Aug 1940  
Flt Lt E Parrett 10 May 1940  
Flt Lt E J Smetham-Jones 23 Apr 1941  
Fg Off F G Mills 16 Dec 1939  
Fg Off C M Hudson  4 May 1940  
Fg Off A E C York-Bramble 23 Oct 1940  
Fg Off J W G Butcher  1 Dec 1940  
Fg Off F E Cowlrick  1 Dec 1940  
Fg Off H J Lewis 12 Oct 1939  
Fg Off H Karslake 23 Apr 1941  
Fg Off W Steele 23 Apr 1941  
Plt Off S B Bailey 11 Mar 1940  
Plt Off T Emerson 14 Feb 1941  
Plt Off A W Hogan 14 Feb 1941  
Plt Off F G T Dudgeon 24 Feb 1941  
Signals
Flt Lt V S W Smyth 14 Mar 1941  
Fg Off H J Lloyd  7 Apr 1941  
Plt Off C F Mills 15 Jun 1940  
Armament
Wg Cdr C J W Hatcher 16 Nov 1939  
Fg Off J H Reynolds 17 Oct 1940 MM
Equipment
Wg Cdr A B Wiggin 22 Sep 1939  
Sqn Ldr F J B Powell 27 Nov 1939  
Flt Lt R G Sims  4 May 1940  
Fg Off E R J Taylor  5 May 1941  
Fg Off S McGinn  6 May 1941  
Plt Off C T Reeder  6 Sep 1940  
Plt Off C H Keeble  1 Feb 1941  
Plt Off I F U Williams 27 Apr 1941  
Accountant
Fg Off Ronald A Webster 29 Feb 1941 later A/Cdre
Fg Off G E White 10 Mar 1941  
Plt Off B P Fortescue 10 Apr 1940  
Medical
Wg Cdr G E Church 29 Apr 1940 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB, LRCP & S, DMRE, DMR
Fg Off W G R Ashley-Emile 23 Apr 1941 MRCS, LRCP
Aeronautical Inspection
Mr K Robertson Senior Aeronautical Inspection Officer - Assistant Chief Inspector, AID
Miscellaneous Appointments
Plt Off E T Warren 24 Mar 1941  
Plt Off I Nicholls 23 Apr 1941  

Source - June 1941 Confidential Air Force List

July 1942

Location Command Controlled
81 Weyhill Road, Andover Maintenance Command
  • SHQ RAF Henlow

  • SHQ RAF Sealand

  • No 1 Maintenance Unit - Kidbrooke

  • No 4 Maintenance Unit - Ruislip

  • No 13 Maintenance Unit - Henlow

  • No 24 Maintenance Unit - Ternhill

  • No 30 Maintenance Storage Unit - Sealand

  • No 34 Maintenance Unit - Shrewsbury

  • No 49 Maintenance Unit - Horsham

  • No 50 Maintenance Unit - Oxford

  • No 54 Maintenance Unit - Cambridge

  • No 56 Maintenance Unit - Inverness

  • No 58 Maintenance Unit - Newark

  • No 60 Maintenance Unit - York

  • No 63 Maintenance Unit - Carluke

  • No 65 Maintenance Unit - Leicester

  • No 67 Maintenance Unit - Taunton

  • No 71 Maintenance Unit - Slough

  • No 75 Maintenance Unit - Wilmslow

  • No 78 Maintenance Unit - Bynea

  • No 83 Maintenance Unit - Newcastle

  • No 84 Maintenance Unit - Calshot

  • No 85 Maintenance Unit - Felixstowe

  • No 86 Maintenance Unit - Sundridge

  • No 88 Maintenance Unit - Meikle Ferry

  • No 90 Maintenance Unit - Wylye

  • No 213 Maintenance Unit - Dumbarton

  • No 218 Maintenance Unit - Colerne

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Kenneth M St C G Leask   Air Officer Commanding, MC; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Plt Off D Wheatley   Personal Assistant to AOC
Repair and Maintenance Staff
Gp Capt George W Birkinshaw  8 Jan 1941 Senior Maintenance Staff Officer; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr John A Hawkings 10 Dec 1941 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr H Cooper 6 Dec1941  
Flt Lt F G Mills 16 Dec 1939  
Flt Lt W Steele 23 Apr 1941  
Flt Lt A G Berry  3 Dec 1941  
Flt Lt D E Court  8 Dec 1941  
Fg Off C H Shute 30 Jun 1941  
Fg Off J W G Butcher  1 Dec 1940  
Fg Off D P Davies 15 Sep 1941  
Fg Off A E C York-Bramble 23 Oct 1940  
Fg Off F A Norman  3 Jul 1941 MBE
Fg Off H G Reade 13 Oct 1941  
Fg Off T J Tingley 15 May 1942  
Fg Off F Davies 14 Feb 1941  
Fg Off R E  Penward 18 Jul 1941  
Fg Off S M Lawry  8 Feb 1942  
Fg Off W E B Clark 18 Mar1942  
Fg Off W W Gardan 25 Mar 1942  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt Guy W Hayes 20 Oct 1941 Senior Administrative Staff Officer; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr G S Taylor  1 Nov 1939 Personnel Duties
Flt Lt A W Slater  1 Apr 1941 MBE
Fg Off G W Sawkins 17 Mar 1941  
Fg Off A B S Thomson 17 Mar1941  
Fg Off J T Booth  1 Aug 1941  
Fg Off W H Lowe 22 Mar 1942  
Fg Off H Ford  5 May 1942  
Plt Off M H Moss 25 Aug 1941  
Plt Off J Elliott 2 Feb 1942  
Plt Off A L Coulson  5 May 1942  
Plt Off H G Brown 27 Apr 1942  
Staffs of the Services
Salvage
Wg Cdr Paul S Blockey 14 Feb 1941 later AVM
Sqn  Ldr E J Smetham-Jones 23 Apr 1941  
Flt Lt C M Hudson  4 May 1940  
Fg Off A W Casewell 18 Jun 1941  
Fg Off W N S Bevan  4 Dec 1941  
Fg Off S R Hyatt-Twyman 25 Aug 1941  
Fg Off R Munro 22 Apr 1942  
Plt Off L Nicholls 13 May1941  
Plt Off C L Rubens  1 Apr 1941  
Plt Off J H Harris 29 Aug 1941  
Plt Off W G Hillman  1 Nov 1941  
Plt Off W G Campbell  1 Dec 1941  
Plt Off H W Haynes 19 Dec 1941  
Signals
Flt Lt V S W Smyth 14 Mar 1941  
Fg Off H J Lloyd  7 Apr 1941  
Fg Off C W Mundle 16 Apr 1942  
Armament
Sqn Ldr A Chambers 18 Dec 1941  
Fg Off S J E Easton  9 May 1942  
Equipment
Wg Cdr A B Wiggin 22 Sep 1939  
Sqn Ldr E A Darnell 12 Aug 1941  
Flt Lt E A Pacello  1 Feb 1942 MBE
Fg Off I F U Williams 27 Apr 1941  
Fg Off N E Radcliffe 29Aug 1941  
Fg Off J D Morris 24 Sep 1941  
Fg Off C I Reeder  1 May 1941  
Accountant
Flt Lt G E White 10 Mar 1941  
Medical
Wg Cdr E N H Gray 20 May 1941 Senior Medical Officer, LRCP & S, DPH
Fg Off E D D Robson 14 Nov 1941 MB, BS
Aeronautical Inspection
Sqn Ldr G W J Cozens Inspector, AID
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off M S Petrie 14 Oct 1940 WAAF
RAF Regiment
Maj J D Graham 24 Feb 1942

Source - July 1942 Confidential Air Force List

December 1943

Location Command Controlled
Magdalen College, Oxford Maintenance Command
  • SHQ RAF Henlow

  • SHQ RAF Sealand

  • No 1 Maintenance Unit - Kidbrooke

  • No 4 Maintenance Unit - Ruislip

  • No 13 Maintenance Unit - Henlow

  • No 24 Maintenance Unit - Stoke Heath

  • No 26 Maintenance Unit - Cardington

  • No 30 Maintenance Storage Unit - Sealand

  • No 32 Maintenance Unit - St Athan

  • No 34 Maintenance Unit - Shrewsbury

  • No 49 Maintenance Unit - Faygate

  • No 50 Maintenance Unit - Oxford

  • No 54 Maintenance Unit - Cambridge

  • No 56 Maintenance Unit - Inverness

  • No 58 Maintenance Unit - Newark

  • No 60 Maintenance Unit - Skipton

  • No 63 Maintenance Unit - Carluke

  • No 65 Maintenance Unit - Leicester

  • No 67 Maintenance Unit - Taunton

  • No 71 Maintenance Unit - Slough

  • No 75 Maintenance Unit - Wilmslow

  • No 78 Maintenance Unit - Bynea

  • No 83 Maintenance Unit - Woolsington

  • No 84 Maintenance Unit - Calshot

  • No 85 Maintenance Unit - Felixstowe

  • No 86 Maintenance Unit - Sundridge

  • No 86 Sub-Unit - Barham

  • No 88 Maintenance Unit - Meikle Ferry

  • No 97 Maintenance Unit - Ferryside

  • No 213 Maintenance Unit - Dumbarton

  • No 218 Maintenance Unit - Colerne

  • No 226 Maintenance Unit - Mallusk

  • No 235 Maintenance Unit - Netheravon

  • No 11 Flying Boat Fitting Unit - Wig Bay

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Kenneth M St C G Leask 20 Nov 1940 Air Officer Commanding, MC; later AVM
Technical Staff
A/Cdre David F Lucking 31 Jan 1943 Senior Technical Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr C G Slade 26 Oct 1942  
(1) Production
Gp Capt C H Tighe 16 Jul 1943 Senior Engineer Staff Officer, DFC
Wg Cdr R L Bell  3 Dec 1942  
Wg Cdr J Farmer 14 Jul 1943  
Sqn Ldr F A Norman  3 Jul 1941 MBE
Sqn Ldr A E C York-Bramble 23 Oct 1940  
Sqn Ldr O R Moseley 25 Nov 1942  
Sqn Ldr D P Davies 15 Mar 1943  
Sqn Ldr F M Veasey  1 Jun 1943  
Sqn Ldr W W Gardam 25 Mar 1942  
(2) Salvage
Gp Capt John A Hawkings  1 Dec 1942 Senior Salvage Staff Officer; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr E J Smetham-Jones 23 Apr 1941  
Wg Cdr L F Jennings 10 Sep 1943  
(3) Equipment
Gp Capt C W Rugg 26 Sep 1943  
Wg Cdr A B Wiggin 22 Sep 1939  
Sqn Ldr N E Radcliffe  1 Feb 1942  
Sqn Ldr I F U Williams 22 May 1943  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt I Hodgson 30 Jul 1943 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Wg Cdr P J Barnett 27 Aug 1942 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, MC
Wg Cdr D Hodson 12 Aug 1942 Personnel Duties
Sqn Ldr G W Sawkins 17 Mar 1941  
Sqn Ldr A B S Thomson 17 Mar1941  
Sqn Ldr A G Berry  3 Dec 1941  
Flt Lt W G Campbell  4 Sep 1942  
Staffs of the Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr H J Lloyd 23 Jan 1943  
Medical
Wg Cdr C Crowley 25 Sep 1942 Senior Medical Officer, MB, BCh, DPH
Aeronautical Inspection
Flt Lt A G Waterhouse Group Inspection Officer
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off J E Bailey  6 Aug 1943 WAAF
RAF Regiment
Lt Col F C Russon-Bayliss 14 Jul 1943
Sqn Ldr W H Lowe 22 Mar 1942 OBE

Source - December 1943 Confidential Air Force List

June 1944

Location Command Controlled
Magdalen College, Oxford Maintenance Command
  • SHQ RAF Henlow

  • SHQ RAF Sealand

  • No 1 Maintenance Unit - Kidbrooke

  • No 4 Maintenance Unit - Ruislip

  • No 13 Maintenance Unit - Henlow

  • No 24 Maintenance Unit - Stoke Heath

  • No 26 Maintenance Unit - Cardington

  • No 30 Maintenance Unit - Sealand

  • No 32 Maintenance Unit - St Athan

  • No 34 Maintenance Unit - Shrewsbury

  • No 49 Maintenance Unit - Faygate

  • No 50 Maintenance Unit - Oxford

  • No 54 Maintenance Unit - Cambridge

  • No 56 Maintenance Unit - Inverness

  • No 58 Maintenance Unit - Newark

  • No 60 Maintenance Unit - York

  • No 63 Maintenance Unit - Carluke

  • No 65 Maintenance Unit - Blaby

  • No 67 Maintenance Unit - Taunton

  • No 71 Maintenance Unit - Slough

  • No 75 Maintenance Unit - Wilmslow

  • No 78 Maintenance Unit - Bynea

  • No 83 Maintenance Unit - Woolsington

  • No 84 Maintenance Unit - Calshot

  • No 85 Maintenance Unit - Felixstowe

  • No 86 Maintenance Unit - Sundridge

  • No 88 Maintenance Unit - Meikle Ferry

  • No 97 Maintenance Unit - Ferryside

  • No 213 Maintenance Unit - Dumbarton

  • No 218 Maintenance Unit - Colerne

  • No 226 Maintenance Unit - Mallusk

  • No 511 Forward Repair Unit - Odiham

  • No 43 Group Communication Flight - Abingdon

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Ernest J Cuckney  1 Feb 1944 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DSC
Technical Staff
A/Cdre David F Lucking 31 Jan 1943 Senior Technical Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr C G Slade 26 Oct 1942  
(1) Production
Gp Capt C H Tighe 16 Jul 1943 Senior Engineer Staff Officer, DFC
Wg Cdr R L Bell  3 Dec 1942  
Wg Cdr C A G Quarrington 10 Feb 1944  
Sqn Ldr F A Norman  3 Jul 1941 MBE
Sqn Ldr O R Moseley 25 Nov 1942 MBE
Sqn Ldr D P Davies 15 Mar 1943  
Sqn Ldr F M Veasey  1 Jun 1943  
Sqn Ldr W W Gardam 25 Mar 1942  
Sqn Ldr T J Tingley  6 Mar 1944  
(2) Salvage
Gp Capt John A Hawkings  1 Dec 1942 Senior Salvage Staff Officer; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr L F Jennings 10 Sep 1943  
Wg Cdr G S J Gibbs  9 Feb 1944  
Sqn Ldr J H Harris 21 Mar 1941  
(3) Equipment
Gp Capt C W Rugg 26 Sep 1943  
Wg Cdr A B Wiggin 22 Sep 1939  
Sqn Ldr I F U Williams 22 May 1943  
Sqn Ldr F J D Pring  8 Dec 1943  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt I Hodgson 30 Jul 1943 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Wg Cdr P J Barnett 27 Aug 1942 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, MC
Wg Cdr D Hodson 12 Aug 1942 Personnel Duties
Sqn Ldr A B S Thomson 17 Mar1941  
Sqn Ldr F Davies 14 Feb 1944  
Fg Off W G F Goodman  6 Apr 1944  
Staffs of the Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr H J Lloyd 23 Jan 1943  
Medical
Wg Cdr C Crowley 25 Sep 1942 Senior Medical Officer, MB, BCh, DPH
Educational
Mr E J Ough 17 Apr 1944 BSc, RAFVR
Aeronautical Inspection
Flt Lt A G Waterhouse Group Inspection Officer
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off A F Nicholl 11 Mar1943 WAAF
RAF Regiment
Lt Col F C Russon-Bayliss 14 Jul 1943
Sqn Ldr P A Coates  1 Dec 1943  

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

June 1945

Location Command Controlled
Magdalen College, Oxford Maintenance Command
  • SHQ RAF Henlow

  • SHQ RAF Sealand

  • SHQ RAF Woolsington

  • No 1 Maintenance Unit - Kidbrooke

  • No 4 Maintenance Unit - Ruislip

  • No 13 Maintenance Unit - Henlow

  • No 24 Maintenance Unit - Stoke Heath

  • No 26 Maintenance Unit - Cardington

  • No 30 Maintenance Unit - Sealand

  • No 32 Maintenance Unit - St Athan

  • No 34 Maintenance Unit - Shrewsbury

  • No 49 Maintenance Unit - Faygate

  • No 50 Maintenance Unit - Oxford

  • No 54 Maintenance Unit - Newmarket

  • No 56 Maintenance Unit - Inverness

  • No 58 Maintenance Unit - Newark

  • No 60 Maintenance Unit - York

  • No 63 Maintenance Unit - Carluke

  • No 65 Maintenance Unit - Blaby

  • No 67 Maintenance Unit - Taunton

  • No 71 Maintenance Unit - Slough

  • No 75 Maintenance Unit - Wilmslow

  • No 78 Maintenance Unit - Bynea

  • No 83 Maintenance Unit - Woolsington

  • No 84 Maintenance Unit - Calshot

  • No 85 Maintenance Unit - Felixstowe

  • No 86 Maintenance Unit - Sundridge

  • No 88 Maintenance Unit - Meikle Ferry

  • No 97 Maintenance Unit - Ferryside

  • No 213 Maintenance Unit - Dumbarton

  • No 218 Maintenance Unit - Colerne

  • No 226 Maintenance Unit - Mallusk

  • No 511 Forward Repair Unit - Odiham

  • No 43 Group Communication Flight - Abingdon

 

Rank Name Date Notes
  Vacant   Air Officer Commanding
Technical Staff
A/Cdre David F Lucking 31 Jan 1943 Senior Technical Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr C G Slade 26 Oct 1942  
Sqn Ldr A G Woods  1 Jul 1944  
(1) Production
Gp Capt C H Tighe 16 Jul 1943 Senior Engineer Staff Officer, DFC
Wg Cdr T Griffiths 23 Jul 1944  
Wg Cdr C A G Quarrington 10 Feb 1944  
Wg Cdr J Dean 15 Nov 1944  
Sqn Ldr W C H Oatey 21 Feb 1945 MBE
Sqn Ldr F W C Davies 14 Mar 1945  
Sqn Ldr W W Gardam 25 Mar 1942  
Sqn Ldr T J Tingley  6 Mar 1944  
Sqn Ldr R Stocks 15 Nov 1944  
(2) Salvage
Gp Capt John A Hawkings  1 Dec 1942 Senior Salvage Staff Officer; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr J A Atkins  4 Feb 1945 OBE
Wg Cdr A E Foreman 23 Mar 1945  
Sqn Ldr J H Harris 21 Mar 1941  
Sqn Ldr R E Penwarn  9 Jan 1945  
(3) Equipment
Gp Capt C W Rugg 26 Sep 1943  
Wg Cdr E W Smith  6 Nov 1944  
Sqn Ldr I F U Williams 22 May 1943  
Sqn Ldr F J D Pring  8 Dec 1943  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt I Hodgson 30 Jul 1943 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Wg Cdr F B Jeffries 27 Aug 1942 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, OBE
Wg Cdr G J Holland 11 May 1945  
Wg Cdr D E Court 18 Apr 1944  
Sqn Ldr H K Catford 13 Jun 1944  
Sqn Ldr A B S Thomson 17 Mar1941  
Sqn Ldr F Davies 14 Feb 1944  
Sqn Ldr M H Moss  7 Apr 1944  
Sqn Ldr J A Sutherland 22 Nov 1944  
Sqn Ldr W E B Clarke 13 Jun 1944  
Sqn Ldr H Wright 13 Jun 1944  
Staffs of the Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr C Freakes  1 Jul 1943  
Medical
Wg Cdr C Crowley 25 Sep 1942 Senior Medical Officer, MB, BCh, DPH
Educational
Mr E J Ough 17 Apr 1944 BSc, RAFVR
Aeronautical Inspection
Sqn Ldr R Hill Group Inspection Officer
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off A F Nicholl 11 Mar1943 WAAF
RAF Regiment
Wg Cdr J L Fowke 14 May 1945
Sqn Ldr P A Coates  1 Dec 1943  

Source - June 1945 Confidential Air Force List

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

October 1949

Location Command Controlled
RAF Hucknall, Nottinghamshire Maintenance Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Hugh G White  1 Nov 1948 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt J T Ormston 29 Jul 1947 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre Hubert H Chapman 15 Jun 1949 Senior Air Staff Officer, later AVM
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt G K Fairtlough  8 Apr 1949 Senior Officer i/c Administration,

Source - October 1949 Air Force List

1950

Location Command Controlled
RAF Hucknall, Nottinghamshire Maintenance Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Hubert H Chapman 15 Jun 1949 Air Officer Commanding, AMIEE; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt J T Ormston 29 Jul 1947 Personal Assistant to AOC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt C K J Coggle 28 Jan 1950 Senior Officer i/c Administration,

Source - April 1950 Air Force List

1951

Location Command Controlled
RAF Hucknall, Nottinghamshire Maintenance Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Hubert H Chapman 15 Jun 1949 Air Officer Commanding, AMIEE; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt R C Cooledge 18 Jul 1950 Personal Assistant to AOC, AFC
Air Staff
Gp Capt R B Harrison 11 Aug 1950 Senior Air Staff Officer
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt C K J Coggle 28 Jan 1950 Senior Officer i/c Administration,

Source - April 1951 Air Force List

1952

Location Command Controlled
RAF Hucknall, Nottinghamshire Maintenance Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Arthur F Hutton 10 Jan 1952 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DFC, BA, DIC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt R C Cooledge 18 Jul 1950 Personal Assistant to AOC, AFC
Air Staff
Gp Capt R B Harrison 11 Aug 1950 Senior Air Staff Officer
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt C K J Coggle 28 Jan 1950 Senior Officer i/c Administration,

Source - April 1952 Air Force List

1953

Location Command Controlled
RAF Hucknall, Nottinghamshire Maintenance Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Frederick G S Mitchell  1 Dec 1952 Air Officer Commanding, CBE; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt R C Cooledge 18 Jul 1950 Personal Assistant to AOC, AFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt C K J Coggle 28 Jan 1950 Senior Officer i/c Administration,

Source - April 1953 Air Force List

1954

Location Command Controlled
RAF Hucknall, Nottinghamshire Maintenance Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Frederick G S Mitchell  1 Dec 1952 Air Officer Commanding, CBE; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt W J H Powell  5 Nov 1953 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt R H Becker 23 Feb 1953 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFRAeS
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt R G Forbes 30 Apr 1953 Senior Officer i/c Administration,

Source - April & October 1954 Air Force List

1955

Location Command Controlled
RAF Hucknall, Nottinghamshire Maintenance Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Lawrence P Moore 17 Feb 1955 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt W J H Powell  5 Nov 1953 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt N W Wakelin  1 Nov 1954 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFRAeS
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt R G Forbes 30 Apr 1953 Senior Officer i/c Administration,

Source - October 1955 Air Force List

1956

Location Command Controlled
RAF Hucknall, Nottinghamshire Maintenance Command  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Lawrence P Moore 17 Feb 1955 Air Officer Commanding, CBE
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt W J H Powell  5 Nov 1953 ADC to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt N W Wakelin  1 Nov 1954 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFRAeS
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt R F L Hart  3 Sep 1955 Senior Officer i/c Administration,

Source - January 1956 Air Force List

It was disbanded on 2 January 1956 by being merged into No 41 Group.

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