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HQ No 46 Group Personnel, locations and units


[Jun 1944 | Jun 1945 | Oct 1949]

This Group was formed on 1 January 1944  at Uxbridge Road, Harrow Weald, Harrow, Middlesex within Transport Command, but moved to Bushey Hall Hotel in Bushey, near Watford in April 1944, although this move had not been noted by the June 1944 issue of the CAFL.

June 1944

Location Command Controlled
Bushey Hall Hotel in Bushey, near Watford, Hertfordshire Transport Command
  • SHQ RAF Down Ampney

    • No 48 Squadron

    • No 271 Squadron

    • No 91 Forward Staging Post

  • SHQ RAF Blakehill Farm

    • No 233 Squadron

    • No 92 Forward Staging Post

    • No 93 Forward Staging Post

  • SHQ RAF Broadwell

    • No 512 Squadron

    • No 575 Squadron

    • No 93 Forward Staging Post

  • No 1697 Flight - Northolt

  • No 107 Operational Training Unit - Leicester East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Arthur L Fiddament  1 Feb 1944 Air Officer Commanding, DFC; later AVM
Personal Appointment
SO A E Evans   Personal Assistant to AOC, WAAF
Air Staff
Gp Capt R B Wardman  9 Feb 1944 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, AFC
Wg Cdr H P Jenkins 11 Jan 1944 DFC
Wg Cdr L A Strange  3 Jan 1944 DSO, MC, DFC
Wg Cdr J B Veal  7 Feb 1944 AFC
Wg Cdr A Franklin 25 Mar1944  
Sqn Ldr J W Longbottom  4 Feb 1944  
Sqn Ldr LS Ellis 29 Jan 1944  
Sqn Ldr R W Linnitt 25 Feb 1944  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt R H G Neville  6 Mar 1944 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE, MC
Wg Cdr R S Falk 22 Feb 1944  
Wg Cdr R W Hurst 28 Feb 1944  
Sqn Ldr F J Ashton 12 Apr 1944  
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr R A Marsh 17 Jan 1944  
Engineer
Wg Cdr R Best 16 Mar1944  
Sqn Ldr E S Leary 17 Jan 1944  
Signals
Wg Cdr G A Rose  6 Mar1944  
Sqn Ldr F A Down 16 Feb 1944  
Sqn Ldr D Hankins 17 Jan 1944  
Armament
Sqn Ldr E A Goodwin 12 Mar 1944  
Equipment
Wg Cdr D H M Graham 24 Feb 1944  
Sqn Ldr W P Beddow 17 Jan 1944  
Medical
Wg Cdr R C Jackson 16 Jan 1944 MRCS, LRCP
Sqn Ldr R A Mitchell 12 Apr 1944 MB, ChB
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off C M H Green 24 Feb 1944 WAAF

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force Lis

June 1945

Location Command Controlled
Uxbridge Road, Harrow Weald, Harrow, Middlesex Transport Command
  • SHQ RAF Blackbushe

    • No 48 Squadron

    • No 271 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Blakehill Farm

    • No 233 Squadron

    • No 437 Squadron RCAF

  • SHQ RAF Boreham

    • No 161 Staging Post

    • No 162 Staging Post

    • No 163 Staging Post

    • No 164 Staging Post

    • No 165 Staging Post

    • No 167 Staging Post

    • No 168 Staging Post

    • No 169 Staging Post

    • No 170 Staging Post

  • SHQ RAF Broadwell

    • No 512 Squadron

    • No 575 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Down Ampney

    • No 48 Squadron

    • No 271 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Ibsley

    • No 8 Parachute Servicing Unit

    • No 9 Parachute Servicing Unit

    • No 150 Staging Post

    • No 160 Staging Post

  • SHQ RAF Leicester East

    • No 1333 (Transport Support) Conversion Unit

  • SHQ RAF Perranporth

    • No 120 Staging Post

    • No 122 Staging Post

    • No 123 Staging Post

  • Air Transport Tactical Development Unit - Netheravon

  • RAF School of Air Transport - Netheravon

  • Air Despatch Letter Sqaudron - Northolt

  • No 107 Wing - c/o BLA

  • No 110 Wing - Croydon

  • No 147 Squadron - Croydon

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Lawrence Darvall 16 Sep 1944 Air Officer Commanding, MC; later AM
Air Staff
Gp Capt C W Nicholls 27 Dec 1944 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE, AFC
Wg Cdr A D Annand 30 Nov 1944  
Wg Cdr N G L Richards 22 Jan 1945 OBE
Wg Cdr Antony G Dudgeon 20 Jan 1945 DFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr M J B Young  3 Jan 1945 DFC
Wg Cdr C S P Russell 21 Jan 1945 DFC
Sqn Ldr J W Longbottom  4 Feb 1944  
Sqn Ldr LS Ellis 29 Jan 1944  
Sqn Ldr J T Hunter 29 May 1944  
Sqn Ldr W S Austin 20 Sep 1944  
Sqn Ldr E W M Heale 14 Sep 1944  
Sqn Ldr J D Gudgeon 11 Sep 1944  
Sqn Ldr T G North 20 Nov 1944  
Sqn Ldr A Leitch 19 Mar 1945  
Sqn Ldr H C Jennings 15 Mar 1945  
Sqn Ldr C J W Oddie    
Sqn Ldr R V Ashman  6 Feb 1945  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt R H G Neville  6 Mar 1944 Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE, MC
Wg Cdr R S Falk 22 Feb 1944 Organisation
Wg Cdr C J Metcalfe 22 Feb 1945 Personnel
Sqn Ldr A Youdan  1 Aug 1944  
Sqn Ldr R Catchpole 22 Feb 1945  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Wg Cdr E S Leary 26 Oct 1944  
Sqn Ldr H F Hudspith 18 Aug 1944  
Signals
Wg Cdr L Maxwell-Muller    
Sqn Ldr F A Down 16 Feb 1944  
Sqn Ldr M H E Holmes 17 Jan 1944  
Sqn Ldr R A Hodgson 11 Jan 1945  
Armament
Sqn Ldr G W Spiers 26 Feb 1944  
Equipment
Wg Cdr A C R Pearce 29 Dec 1944  
Sqn Ldr W P Beddow 13 Mar 1945  
Medical
Wg Cdr R C Jackson 16 Jan 1944 MRCS, LRCP
Sqn Ldr J L Trainer 28 Jun 1944 LRCP & S, LRFPS
Meteorological
Sqn Ldr G J W Oddie  4 Jun 1944  
RAF Regiment
Maj J L Hadfield  5 May 1944 MC
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off C M H Green 24 Feb 1944 WAAF
Miscellaneous Appointments
Sqn Ldr E J Prescott  6 Jun 1944
Sqn Ldr A C Meredith

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

It moved to RAF Manston on 30 July 1946 and absorbed No 44 Group on 14 August 1946 and later moved to RAF Buckeburg

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

It moved to Luneburg on 14 March 1949 to control operations during Operation Plainfare (The Berlin Air Lift)

October 1949

Location Command Controlled
Luneburg, West Germany British Air Forces of Occupation  

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre John W F Merer  1 Oct 1947 Air Officer Commanding, CB, later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt A T Dugdale  3 Oct 1947 Personal Assistant to AOC, DFC
Air Staff
Gp Capt Selwyn H C Gray   Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE; later A/Cdre
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt M B Edwards   Senior Officer i/c Administration, OBE

Technical Staff

Wg Cdr

Bryan Samson

29 Dec 1947 Senior Technical Staff Officer; later A/Cdre

Source - October 1949 Air Force List

It disbanded on 15 October 1949 but reformed on 1 November 1949 from No 47 Group at RAF Abingdon before disbanding again on 31 March 1950.

[Jun 1944 | Jun 1945 | Oct 1949]

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