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HQ No 45 Group Personnel, locations and units


This Group was formed on 1 April 1943 by redesignating HQ Ferry Command, which had been absorbed into the newly created Transport Command on 25 March 1943.

December 1943

Location Command Controlled
Montreal Airport, Dorval, Quebec, Canada

Transport Command

  • No 112 (North Atlantic) Wing - Dorval

    • No 2 Ferry Crew Pool

  • No 113 (South Atlantic) Wing - Nassau

    • No 3 Ferry Crew Pool

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Reginald L G Marix 10 May 1942 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DSO; later AVM
Air Staff
Gp Capt D F Anderson 29 Jul 1942 DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr G J Powell 20 Jul 1941 Senior Air Staff Officer, RCAF
Wg Cdr E M Ware 10 Aug 1942  
Wg Cdr P H Maxwell 29 Aug 1942  
Wg Cdr H W A Chesterman 10 Jul 1942 AFC
Wg Cdr W H Biddell 22 Jan 1942 DFC
Sqn Ldr W B Wight  1 Aug 1941  
Sqn Ldr D G Ross  6 May 1942  
Sqn Ldr J Alexander 27 Jun 1942 DFC
Sqn Ldr B A Coventry 27 Aug 1942  
Sqn Ldr C H N L'Estrange 30 Sep 1942  
Sqn Ldr T S Brotherstone  2 Dec1942  
Sqn Ldr H C Newhouse 18 Mar 1943  
Sqn Ldr J G D Armour  3 May 1943  
Sqn Ldr J P Rae  4 Aug 1942 AFC
Sqn Ldr L L  Jones  3 Oct 1941 DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr J G Fleming 23 Sep 1942 DFC
Flt Lt R J Ralph 16 May 1942  
Flt Lt J A Millar 25 May 1942  
Flt Lt H I Rust 21 Oct 1941  
Flt Lt W J Uprichard  1 Dec 1941  
Flt Lt C W H Thomson  8 Aug 1942  
Flt Lt W G Franklin  9 Feb 1942  
Flt Lt W S Longhurst 11 Jul 1941  
Flt Lt J G Owen 27 Jun 1942 DFC
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr E Turnbull 19 Aug 1942  
Flt Lt H Maynard 20 Dec 1941  
Fg Off W R Cotton  1 Jul 1942  
Fg Off S Myer  6 Aug 1942  
Fg Off R W Farren  7 Oct 1942  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Gp Capt James R Mutch 12 Dec 1942 Chief Engineer Officer, later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr H Furner  7 Oct 1942  
Sqn Ldr F C Steadman 23 Dec 1941  
Fg Off H G C Christmas 28 Apr 1942 BEM
Fg Off F J New 15 Aug 1942  
Signals
Gp Capt Bryan D Nicholas 12 Aug 1942 Chief Signals Officer, later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr G C Cunningham 31 Dec 1941  
Sqn Ldr W A H Cullum 18 Mar 1943  
Sqn Ldr M A Alden  7 Apr 1943  
Sqn Ldr J Howard  7 Apr 1943  
Flt Lt H O Newton  9 Apr 1942  
Fg Off C N Lees 17 Oct 1943  
Fg Off D E Kleboe    
Fg Off R G Wilson 26 Nov 1941  
Equipment
Gp Capt E G Keeping 22 Dec 1942 Senior Equipment Staff Officer
Wg Cdr P P S Rickard 4 Sep 1941  
Sqn Ldr A J Sanford  1 Aug 1941  
Sqn Ldr R M Craig  8 Aug 1941  
Flt Lt L A Rabbitts 14 Feb 1942  
Accountant
Wg Cdr W W Deane 18 Jul 1941  
Sqn Ldr Marcus M Gardham  1 Aug 1941 later AVM
Flt Lt A W Grey  7 May 1942  
Fg Off K J W Piper 15 Jun 1942  
Fg Off P J Taylor 26 May 1942  
Fg Off T Williams 26 May 1942  
Fg Off E H Lang  2 Jul 1942  
Fg Off C C Henry  2 Jul 1942  
Fg Off R M Pitblade 17 Jul 1942  
Medical
Sqn Ldr C C Baker 31 May 1942 MB, ChB
Sqn Ldr W J Fowler 15 Jun 1942 MD, LMS
Flt Lt B S Kent  3 Jan 1942 MB, BS, MRCS, LRCP
Flt Lt D I Buchanan  1 Jun 1942 MB, ChB
Flt Lt D Sheehan  2 Jul 1942 MB, BCh
Flt Lt R N Stansfield  2 Jul 1942 MRCS, LRCP
Meteorological
Mr D Chilton   Meteorological Liaison Officer, BSc, ARCS, DIC
Miscellaneous Appointments
Gp Capt J Cottle 10 Mar 1942 MBE, DFC
Sqn Ldr P J Dundee  1 Dec 1941
Flt Lt L E Clark 30 Dec 1940 DFC
Flt Lt D  E O'Bryan 10 Oct 1941
Fg Off L J Ranson  4 Dec 1941
Fg Off E G Northover 31 Dec 1941
Fg Off A C Mundy 12 Jun 1942
Fg Off G H Earle 12 Jun 1942
Fg Off H H Day 12 Jun 1942
Fg Off C P Gittins 12 Jun 1942
Fg Off G M Kyle 15 Jun 1942
Fg Off J Wyles 15 Jun 1942
Fg Off J R England 15 Jun 1942
Fg Off E G Hughes  8 Jan 1942

Source - December 1943 Confidential Air Force List

June 1944

Location Command Controlled
Montreal Airport, Dorval, Quebec, Canada Transport Command
  • No 112 (North Atlantic) Wing - Dorval

    • No 2 Ferry Crew Pool

    • No 313 Ferry Training Unit

  • No 113 (South Atlantic) Wing - Nassau

    • No 3 Ferry Crew Pool

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Reginald L G Marix 10 May 1942 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DSO; later AVM
Air Staff
A/Cdre G J Powell 20 Jul 1941 Senior Air Staff Officer, RCAF
Wg Cdr D E O'Bryan 10 Oct 1941  
Wg Cdr E H Coleman 25 Feb 1944 AFC
Wg Cdr D G Ross  6 May 1942  
Wg Cdr B V S Smith   MC, AFC
Wg Cdr A W G Stuart    
Sqn Ldr W B Wight  1 Aug 1941  
Sqn Ldr R J Ralph 16 May 1942  
Sqn Ldr J W H Bishop    
Sqn Ldr M C M Peters    
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt W E Dipple  1 Jun 1943 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Wg Cdr W M Hargreaves  6 Aug 1943 Organisation
Wg Cdr E S McQuillan 13 Jan 1944 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr W G Franklin  9 Feb 1942  
Engineer
Gp Capt Leslie G Harvey    later AM
Wg Cdr H Furner  7 Oct 1942  
Wg Cdr W G Kentfield  4 Sep 1943  
Signals
Gp Capt Bryan D Nicholas 12 Aug 1942 Chief Signals Officer, later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr G C Cunningham 31 Dec 1941  
Sqn Ldr M A Alden  7 Apr 1943  
Equipment
Gp Capt E G Keeping 22 Dec 1942 Senior Equipment Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr L A Rabbitts 14 Feb 1942  
Accountant
Wg Cdr W W Deane 18 Jul 1941  
Sqn Ldr C Bryant    
Sqn Ldr A W Grey  7 May 1942  
Medical
Wg Cdr F H Peterson 26 Jan 1944 MD, MCP & S
Meteorological
Mr D Chilton   Meteorological Liaison Officer, BSc, ARCS, DIC
Miscellaneous Appointments
Sqn Ldr A R Spurling 23 Apr 1943 Provost and Security Liaison Officer, DFC

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

June 1945

Location Command Controlled
Montreal Airport, Dorval, Quebec, Canada Transport Command
  • No 112 (North Atlantic) Wing - Dorval

    • No 231 Squadron

    • No 5 Aircraft Preparation Unit

    • No 6 Aircraft Preparation Unit - Bermuda

    • No 6 Ferry Unit - Dorval

    • No 313 Ferry Training Unit - North Bay

  • No 113 (South Atlantic) Wing - Nassau

    • No 7 Ferry Unit

    • No 7 Aircraft Preparation Unit - Nassau

  • No 280 Wing - San Diego

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Reginald L G Marix 10 May 1942 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DSO; later AVM
Air Staff
A/Cdre G J Powell 20 Jul 1941 Senior Air Staff Officer, RCAF
Gp Capt A W Fletcher 12 Jun 1944 Deputy Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC
Wg Cdr D E O'Bryan 10 Oct 1941  
Wg Cdr E H Coleman 25 Feb 1944 AFC
Wg Cdr A W G Stuart 20 Apr 1944  
Wg Cdr B V S Smith 26 Feb 1944 MC, AFC
Sqn Ldr R W Linnett 22 Aug 1944  
Sqn Ldr B F Fitzgibbon  2 Feb 1945 AFC
Sqn Ldr L C Giles 29 Aug 1944  
Sqn Ldr W E F Powell  2 Feb 1944  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt W E Dipple  1 Jun 1943 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Wg Cdr J B Stewart 18 Feb 1944 Organisation
Wg Cdr E S McQuillan 13 Jan 1944 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr W R Cotton  1 Jul 1942  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Gp Capt G L Best 29 Sep 1944  
Wg Cdr H Furner  7 Oct 1942  
Signals
Gp Capt Bryan D Nicholas 12 Aug 1942 Chief Signals Officer, later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr C A Bone 18 Jan 1945  
Sqn Ldr J H I Stirling 28 Mar 1943  
Sqn Ldr C M Brant  9 Feb 1944  
Sqn Ldr S Marrison 28 Mar 1943  
Equipment
Gp Capt W A Lee 20 Jan 1945 Senior Equipment Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr L A Rabbitts 14 Feb 1942  
Sqn Ldr R M Craig 18 Aug 1941  
Accountant
Wg Cdr W W Deane 18 Jul 1941  
Sqn Ldr A W Grey  7 May 1942  
Sqn Ldr A J Talbot  9 Jul 1944  
Medical
Wg Cdr F H Peterson 26 Jan 1944 MD, MCP & S
Meteorological
Mr P D McTaggart-Cowen   MBE
Miscellaneous Appointments
Wg Cdr L de S Duke  7 Jun 1944 Canadian Liaison, DFC

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

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