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HQ No 5 Group Personnel, units and locations


[Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939 | Dec 1939]

Reformed on 1 September 1937 at RAF Mildenhall from a nucleus provided by No 3 Group.  The HQ moved to 'St Vincents' in Grantham on 2 October 1937.

July 1938

Location Command  
'St Vincents', Grantham Bomber Command
  • SHQ Grantham

  • SHQ Hemswell

    • No 61 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 144 (Bomber) Squadron

    • Misson Bombing Range

  • SHQ Scampton

    • No 49 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 83 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Waddington

    • No 44 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 50 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 110 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

William B Callaway

17 Aug 1937 Air Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Air Staff
Wg Cdr

Meredith Thomas

 6 May 1938 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr

Herbert M Massey

10 Jul 1937 DSO, MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Frederick L Pearce

 3 Aug 1937 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt H S Laws 31 Aug 1937  
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr John A Boret 21 Oct 1937 Senior Personnel Staff Officer; MC,AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt G E Gordon-Duff RAFO
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Sqn Ldr C M Champion de Crespigny 14 Sep 1937  
Navigation
Sqn Ldr E A Jones  8 Apr 1938  
Services
Signals
Flt Lt Michael Watson  6 Jul 1937 later A/Cdre

Warrant Officer

WO I J H E Bailey 18 Oct 1937 Personnel Staff

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

January 1939

Location Command  
'St Vincents', Grantham Bomber Command
  • SHQ Hemswell

    • No 61 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 144 (Bomber) Squadron

    • Misson Bombing Range

  • SHQ Scampton

    • No 49 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 83 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Thornaby

    • No 106 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 185 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Waddington

    • No 44 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 50 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 110 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

William B Callaway

17 Aug 1937 Air Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Air Staff
Wg Cdr

Meredith Thomas

 6 May 1938 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr

Herbert M Massey

10 Jul 1937 DSO, MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Frederick L Pearce

 3 Aug 1937 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr R J Clare-Hunt  8 Jul 1938  
Sqn Ldr F R Drew  2 Aug 1938  
Flt Lt H S Laws 31 Aug 1937  
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr John A Boret 21 Oct 1937 Senior Personnel Staff Officer; MC,AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt G E Gordon-Duff RAFO
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Sqn Ldr C M Champion de Crespigny 14 Sep 1937  
Navigation
Sqn Ldr E A Jones  8 Apr 1938  
Services
Signals
Flt Lt Michael Watson  6 Jul 1937 later A/Cdre

Warrant Officer

WO J H E Bailey 18 Oct 1937 Personnel Staff
WO A E East 26 Sep 1938 Signals

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Location Command  
'St Vincents', Grantham Bomber Command
  • SHQ Finningley

    • No 7 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 76 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Hemswell

    • No 61 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 144 (Bomber) Squadron

    • Misson Bombing Range

  • SHQ Scampton

    • No 49 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 83 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Thornaby

    • No 106 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 185 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Waddington

    • No 44 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 50 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 110 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

William B Callaway

17 Aug 1937 Air Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off W B S Simpson  1 Nov 1938 Pilot and Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Wg Cdr

Meredith Thomas

 6 May 1938 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr

Herbert M Massey

10 Jul 1937 DSO, MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr R J Clare-Hunt  8 Jul 1938  
Sqn Ldr F R Drew  2 Aug 1938  
Sqn Ldr D D Christie  9 Jan 1939  
Fg Off I S Williams  9 Jan 1939  
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr John A Boret 21 Oct 1937 Senior Personnel Staff Officer; MC,AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt G E Gordon-Duff RAFO
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Sqn Ldr C M Champion de Crespigny 14 Sep 1937  
Navigation
Sqn Ldr E A Jones  8 Apr 1938  
Services
Signals
Flt Lt Michael Watson  6 Jul 1937 later A/Cdre

Warrant Officer

WO J H E Bailey 18 Oct 1937 Personnel Staff
WO A E East 26 Sep 1938 Signals

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Location Command  
'St Vincents', Grantham Bomber Command
  • SHQ Finningley

    • No 7 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 76 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Hemswell

    • No 61 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 144 (Bomber) Squadron

    • Misson Bombing Range

  • SHQ Scampton

    • No 49 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 83 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Thornaby

    • No 106 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 185 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Waddington

    • No 44 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 50 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

William B Callaway

17 Aug 1937 Air Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off W B S Simpson  1 Nov 1938 Pilot and Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Wg Cdr

Meredith Thomas

 6 May 1938 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr

Herbert M Massey

10 Jul 1937 DSO, MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr R J Clare-Hunt  8 Jul 1938  
Sqn Ldr F R Drew  2 Aug 1938  
Sqn Ldr D D Christie  9 Jan 1939  
Fg Off I S Williams  9 Jan 1939  
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr John A Boret 21 Oct 1937 Senior Personnel Staff Officer; MC,AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt G E Gordon-Duff RAFO
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Sqn Ldr C M Champion de Crespigny 14 Sep 1937  
Navigation
Sqn Ldr E A Jones  8 Apr 1938  
Services
Signals
Flt Lt Michael Watson  6 Jul 1937 later A/Cdre

Miscellaneous

Lt C D Chapman   Code and Cypher duties, late RAF

Warrant Officer

WO J H E Bailey 18 Oct 1937 Personnel Staff
WO A E East 26 Sep 1938 Signals

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

December 1939

Location Command  
'St Vincents', Grantham Bomber Command
  • SHQ Finningley

    • No 106 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Hemswell

    • No 61 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 144 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Scampton

    • No 49 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 83 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Waddington

    • No 44 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 50 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Arthur T Harris 11 Sep 1939 Air Officer Commanding, OBE, AFC; later MRAF
Personal Appointment
Fg Off P Tomlinson  8 May 1939 Pilot and Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt

Meredith Thomas

 6 May 1938 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr

Herbert M Massey

10 Jul 1937 DSO, MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr R J Clare-Hunt  8 Jul 1938  
Sqn Ldr F R Drew  2 Aug 1938 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr D D Christie  9 Jan 1939  
Sqn Ldr J Whitehead 11 Sep 1939  
Sqn Ldr J B T Whitehead 11 Sep 1939  
Fg Off J A Cooper  6 Sep 1939  
Fg Off C M Maud  9 Sep 1939 DFC
Fg Off H M Morris  9 Sep 1939 DSC
Personnel Staff
Gp Capt C T Anderson 21 Sep 1939 Senior Administrative Staff Officer; DFC
Wg Cdr John A Boret 21 Oct 1937 Senior Personnel Staff Officer; MC,AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt G E Gordon-Duff RAFO
Flt Lt S C Harker Personnel Duties, RAFO
Staffs of the Services
Armament
Sqn Ldr Eric S Butler 24 Apr 1939 later AVM
Engineer
Sqn Ldr W A Tattersall 24 Apr 1939  
Navigation
Sqn Ldr J A P Owen 20 Apr 1939  
Signals
Flt Lt Michael Watson  6 Jul 1937 later A/Cdre
Medical
Wg Cdr J Hill   Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB, DPH
Meteorological
Mr R H Mathews   Senior Meteorological Officer, BA

Miscellaneous

Lt C D Chapman   Code and Cypher duties, late RAF

Source - December 1939 Confidential Air Force List

June 1941

Location Command  
'St Vincents', Grantham Bomber Command
  • SHQ Coningsby

    • No 97 Squadron

    • No 106 Squadron

    • No 5 Group Training Flight

  • SHQ Hemswell

    • No 61 Squadron

    • No 144 Squadron

  • SHQ Lindholme

    • No 50 Squadron

  • SHQ Scampton

    • No 49 Squadron

    • No 83 Squadron

  • SHQ Waddington

    • No 44 Squadron

    • No 207 Squadron

    • No 6 Blind Approach Training Flight

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM John C Slessor 12 May 1941 Air Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, later MRAF
Air Staff
Gp Capt Alan P Ritchie  7 Aug 1940 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr J Whitehead 11 Sep 1939  
Wg Cdr L R Stokes 11 Mar 1941 DFC
Sqn Ldr A D Grace 24 Sep 1940  
Sqn Ldr P S Jackson-Taylor  1 May 1940  
Flt Lt E M Wright 15 Jan 1940  
Flt Lt J S F Hood 15 Jul 1940  
Flt Lt A M N de Lavison 14 Nov 1940  
Flt Lt G E E Singleton 13 Jan 1941  
Flt Lt W H Forbes-Mitchell 24 Feb 1941  
Fg Off C Roupell  5 Sep 1939  
Fg Off C M Maud  9 Sep 1939 DFC
Fg Off W T Bennett 15 Jul 1940  
Plt Off R B Rawson 18 Apr 1940  
Plt Off H I Willis  6 Nov 1940  
Plt Off G D Britton  4 Dec 1940  
Plt Off E C A Wing  1 Feb 1941  
Plt Off J A Crook  4 Mar 1941  
Plt Off A Gardner 31 Mar 1941  
Personnel Staff
Flt Lt J R Stewart 21 Sep 1939
Fg Off E S Bishop 21 Jan 1941  
Plt Off S Beecroft  2 Aug 1940  
Plt Off E J Windows 18 Oct 1940  
Plt Off M J Fenwick 12 Feb 1941  
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr K A K Pe_t  4 Dec 1940  
Engineer
Sqn Ldr J W Bayley 21 Apr 1941 MBE
Signals
Wg Cdr J S French  8 Apr 1940  
Fg Off J F Brown 12 Mar 1941  
Armament
Wg Cdr Eric S Butler 24 Apr 1939 later AVM
Photography
Plt Off J Jameson 23 Nov 1939  
Medical
Wg Cdr J Hill  1 Nov 1939 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB, DPH
Fg Off J G Bate  1 Dec 1940 MB, ChB,
Physical Training
Fg Off A A Taylor  3 Sep 1940  
Meteorological
Mr R H Mathews   Senior Meteorological Officer, BA

Miscellaneous Appointments

Fg Off P E Thomas 26 Apr 1940  
Fg Off E F Wilde 29 May 1940  
Fg Off V W L Stanion 15 Sep 1940  
Plt Off T F Daniel  4 Jan 1940  
Plt Off T N C Burrough  2 Mar 1940  
Plt Off H E Sargent 13 Mar 1941  

Source - June 1941 Confidential Air Force List

July 1942

Location Command  
'St Vincents', Grantham Bomber Command
  • SHQ Bottesford

    • No 207 Squadron

  • SHQ Coningsby

    • No 97 Squadron

    • No 106 Squadron

    • No 1514 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

  • SHQ North Luffenham

  • SHQ Ossington

  • SHQ Scampton

    • No 49 Squadron

    • No 83 Squadron

    • No 1485 (Gunnery) Flight

    • No 1518 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

  • SHQ Swinderby

  • SHQ Syerston

    • No 61 Squadron

    • No 408 Squadron RCAF

  • SHQ Waddington

    • No 44 Squadron

    • No 50 Squadron

    • No 420 Squadron RCAF

    • No 1506 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

  • SHQ Wing

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM William A Coryton 25 Apr 1942 Air Officer Commanding, CB, MVO; later ACM
Air Staff
Wg Cdr Harold V Satterley  7 May 1942 DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr P S Jackson-Taylor  1 May 1940  
Sqn Ldr A L T Naish 22 Sep 1941  
Sqn Ldr S D Tudor 14 Apr 1942 DFC
Sqn Ldr J S F Hood 15 Jul 1940  
Sqn Ldr G E E Singleton 13 Jan 1941  
Sqn Ldr R P Nelms    
Sqn Ldr D G Ogilvie   DFC
Flt Lt C M Maud  9 Sep 1939 DFC
Flt Lt R Anderson 31 Dec 1941 DFC
Flt Lt C Roupell  5 Sep 1939  
Flt Lt H W H Fisher 28 Oct 1941 DFC
Flt Lt F Carr 10 Jan 1940  
Fg Off J L Hayward  4 Sep 1941  
Fg Off G D Britton  4 Dec 1940  
Fg Off J H Lewis  4 Dec 1940  
Fg Off R C Alabaster  2 Sep 1940 DFC
Plt Off E W D Roy    
Personnel Staff
Sqn Ldr R A Smith 25 May 1941 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Flt Lt W W Lendon
Fg Off J J Mumford 26 Oct 1941  
Fg Off R M Broadhead 12 Jan 1942  
Fg Off J Whattam 19 Jan 1942  
Fg Off H J Willis  6 Nov 1940  
Fg Off K R Upright 17 Jan 1942  
Fg Off E J Windows  7 Apr 1942  
Fg Off G M Thackrak    
Fg Off A W Trotter    
Plt Off M M Berman 11 Oct 1941  
Plt Off J S Cartwright 30 Mar 1942  
Plt Off M Carty    
Plt Off F X Erdozain    
Plt Off J M Greenstock    
Plt Off F J Hardy    
Plt Off E C Rees    
APO G H E Stening    
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Fg Off P Brown 27 Oct 1941  
Plt Off R Wilson    
Signals
Wg Cdr Michael Watson  6 Jul 1939 later A/Cdre
Fg Off J F Brown 12 Mar 1941  
Plt Off T Patten 22 Feb 1942  
Armament
Flt Lt G A Worth  4 Mar 1942  
Fg Off J M Bousfield 29 Mar 1942  
Photography
Flt Lt J Jameson 23 Nov 1939  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr H A May 12 Apr 1940 MBE
Medical
Wg Cdr J Hill  1 Nov 1939 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB, DPH
Flt Lt A J Nimmo  1 Sep 1941 MB, BS, MRCS, LRCP
Fg Off H Coates   MRCS, LRCP
Meteorological
Mr R H Mathews   Senior Meteorological Officer, BA
WAAF Staff Officers
Flt Off M H Perkin  8 Jun 1942 WAAF
RAF Regiment
 Lt Col C V Seagrim 23 Feb 1942

Miscellaneous Appointments

Fg Off P E Thomas 26 Apr 1940  
Fg Off E F Wilde 29 May 1940  
Fg Off V W L Stanion 15 Sep 1940  
Plt Off T F Daniel  4 Jan 1940  
Plt Off T N C Burrough  2 Mar 1940  
Plt Off H E Sargent 13 Mar 1941  

Source - July 1942 Confidential Air Force List

December 1943

Location Command  
Morton Hall, Swinderby Bomber Command

No 51 Base -  Swinderby

  • Station HQ

  • No 1660 Conversion Unit

  • No 5 Group Communication Flight

  • SHQ Wigsley

    • No 1654 Conversion Unit

  • SHQ Winthorpe

    • No 1661 Conversion Unit

No 52 Base -  Scampton

  • Station HQ

  • No 5 Group Servicing Section

  • SHQ Dunholme Lodge

    • No 44 Squadron

  • SHQ Fiskerton

    • No 49 Squadron

No 53 Base -  Waddington

  • Station HQ

  • No 467 Squadron RAAF

  • SHQ Bardney

    • No 9 Squadron

    • No 1485 Flight

  • SHQ Skellingthorpe

    • No 50 Squadron

    • No 61 Squadron

  • SHQ Coningsby

    • No 617 Squadron

    • No 1514 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

    • Satellite - Woodhall Spa

      • No 619 Squadron

    • Satellite - Metheringham

      • No 106 Squadron

  • SHQ East Kirkby

    • No 57 Squadron

    • No 630 Squadron

    • Satellite - Spilsby

      • No 207 Squadron

    • Satellite - Strubby

  • SHQ Syerston

    • Satellite - Balderton

      • No 1668 Conversion Unit

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Hon Ralph A Cochrane 28 Feb 1943 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, AFC; later ACM
Air Staff
A/Cdre Harold V Satterley  7 May 1942 DFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr B R W Hallows 12 Apr 1943 DFC
Wg Cdr P R C Fowle 21 Sep 1943  
Wg Cdr C W Poulter 24 May 1943  
Sqn Ldr P M B Pitt 19 Dec 1942 MBE
Sqn Ldr J J Mumford 23 Feb 1942  
Sqn Ldr T B L Webb 21Feb 1943  
Sqn Ldr David A Green 17 Jun 1943 DSO, DFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr G W Gilpin  9 Aug 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr G Hipkin 11 Sep 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr J A G Skinner 23 Sep 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr E K Sinclair 11 Sep 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr S H Mansbridge 25 Oct 1943 DFC
Personnel Staff
Gp Capt W A B Savile 12 Aug 1943 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr E J Windows  7 Apr 1942  
Sqn Ldr H C Radcliffe  1 Nov 1943  
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr J H Evans 26 May 1943 DFC
Engineer
Wg Cdr P Brown 27 Oct 1941  
Sqn Ldr P C Finucane 15 Jul 1943 Electrical Engineer
Signals
Wg Cdr W E Dunn 25 Mar 1943 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr L D Adams  1 Jun 1943  
Armament
Sqn Ldr E A Goodwin 10 Aug 1942  
Equipment
Wg Cdr H A May 12 Apr 1940 Senior Equipment Staff Officer, MBE
Photography
Sqn Ldr L A Eades 10 May 1943  
Medical
Wg Cdr G B Macgibbon 13 Jul 1942 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB
Meteorological
Mr R H Mathews   Senior Meteorological Officer, OBE, BA
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off J M Entwisle  1 Aug 1943 WAAF
RAF Regiment
 Lt Col K Horan  1 Sep 1943

Source - December 1943 Confidential Air Force List

June 1944

Location Command  
Morton Hall, Swinderby Bomber Command

No 51 Base -  Swinderby

  • Station HQ

  • No 1660 Conversion Unit

  • No 5 Group Communication Flight

  • No1690 Flight

  • RAF Station - Wigsley

    • No 1654 Conversion Unit

  • RAF Station - Winthorpe

    • No 1661 Conversion Unit

No 52 Base -  Scampton

  • Station HQ

  • No 5 Group Servicing Section

  • RAF Station - Dunholme Lodge

    • No 44 Squadron

    • No 619 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Fiskerton

    • No 49 Squadron

No 53 Base -  Waddington

  • Station HQ

  • No 463 Squadron RAAF

  • No 467 Squadron RAAF

  • RAF Station - Bardney

    • No 9 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Skellingthorpe

    • No 50 Squadron

    • No 61 Squadron

No 54 Base - Coningsby

  • Station HQ

  • No 97 Squadron

  • No 83 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Woodhall Spa

    • No 617 Squadron

    • No 627 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Metheringham

    • No 106 Squadron

  • RAF Station - East Kirkby

    • No 57 Squadron

    • No 630 Squadron

    • Satellite - Spilsby

      • No 207 Squadron

    • Satellite - Strubby

  • RAF Station - Syerston

    • No 5 Lancaster Finishing School

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Hon Ralph A Cochrane 28 Feb 1943 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, AFC; later ACM
Air Staff
A/Cdre Harold V Satterley  7 May 1942 DFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr K H P Beauchamp 21 Dec 1943 DSO, DFC
Wg Cdr G W Gilpin  9 Aug 1943 DFC
Wg Cdr E K Sinclair 11 Sep 1943 DFC
Wg Cdr P M B Pitt 19 Dec 1942 MBE
Sqn Ldr David A Green 17 Jun 1943 DSO, DFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr G Hipkin 11 Sep 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr J A G Skinner 23 Sep 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr S H Mansbridge 25 Oct 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr R Aytoun 28 Feb 1944 DFC
Sqn Ldr B A Gottwaltz 20 Feb 1944 DFM
Sqn Ldr W F Wilson 17 Mar 1944  
Sqn Ldr R G Churcher  1 Apr 1944 DFC
Sqn Ldr J H Lewis 22 Apr 1944  
Personnel Staff
Gp Capt D D Christie  7 Feb 1944 Senior Officer i/c Administrative, AFC
Wg Cdr G E Ford 29 Feb 1944  
Sqn Ldr H C Radcliffe  1 Nov 1943  
Sqn Ldr M M Berman 27 Jan 1944  
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr J Vivian  6 Feb 1944 DSO, DFC
Engineer
Wg Cdr P Brown 27 Oct 1941  
Sqn Ldr P Condon-Finucane 15 Jul 1943  
Signals
Wg Cdr W E Dunn 25 Mar 1943 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr L D Adams  1 Jun 1943  
Armament
Sqn Ldr T C Weir 12 Mar 1944  
Equipment
Wg Cdr H A May 12 Apr 1940 Senior Equipment Staff Officer, MBE
Photography
Sqn Ldr L Mant 18 Dec 1943  
Medical
Wg Cdr P A Wilkinson  7 Dec 1943 Senior Medical Officer, MRCS, LRCP
Educational
Mr M Unwin  8 Apr 1944  
Meteorological
Mr R H Mathews   Senior Meteorological Officer, OBE, BA
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off J M Entwisle  1 Aug 1943 WAAF
RAF Regiment
Lt Col F Russell 14 Dec 1943
Sqn Ldr P T Bowcock 30 Nov 1943
Miscellaneous Appointments
Sqn Ldr T C L Branson 10 Jan 1944  

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

June 1945

Location Command  
Morton Hall, Swinderby Bomber Command

No 53 Base -  Waddington

  • Station HQ

  • No 463 Squadron RAAF

  • No 467 Squadron RAAF

  • RAF Station - Bardney

    • No 9 Squadron

    • No 189 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Skellingthorpe

    • No 50 Squadron

    • No 61 Squadron

No 54 Base - Coningsby

  • Station HQ

  • No 97 Squadron

  • No 83 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Woodhall Spa

    • No 617 Squadron

    • No 627 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Metheringham

    • No 106 Squadron

    • No 1690 Flight

No 55 Base -  East Kirkby

  • Station HQ

  • No 57 Squadron

  • No 630 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Spilsby

    • No 44 Squadron

    • No 207 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Strubby

    • No 227 Squadron

    • No 619 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Syerston

    • No 49 Squadron

    • Bomber Command Film Flight Unit

  • RAF Station - North Witham

  • No 5 Group Communication Flight - Swinderby

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Hugh A Constantine 16 Jan 1945 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DSO; later ACM
Air Staff
A/Cdre Samuel C Elworthy 22 Aug 1944 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC, AFC; later MRAF
Wg Cdr K H P Beauchamp 21 Dec 1943 DSO, DFC
Wg Cdr G W Gilpin  9 Aug 1943 DFC
Wg Cdr E K Sinclair 11 Sep 1943 DFC
Wg Cdr P M B Pitt 19 Dec 1942 MBE
Wg Cdr R T Frogley 11 Mar 1945 DFC
Sqn Ldr B A Gottwaltz 20 Feb 1944 DFM
Sqn Ldr W F Wilson 17 Mar 1944  
Sqn Ldr J H Lewis 22 Apr 1944  
Sqn Ldr E M Undery 30 Jun 1944 MBE
Sqn Ldr H L Creeth 19 Mar 1945  
Sqn Ldr C J Ginder  6 Aug 1944 DFC
Sqn Ldr J Gilmore 20 Jun 1944 DFM
Sqn Ldr S J Abbott  4 Oct 1944  
Sqn Ldr C B Owen 17 Oct 1944 DSO, DFC
Personnel Staff
Gp Capt D D Christie  7 Feb 1944 Senior Officer i/c Administrative, AFC
Sqn Ldr H H Loveday 15 Feb 1945  
Sqn Ldr A C Bradbury  2 Oct 1944  
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr J Vivian  6 Feb 1944 DSO, DFC
Sqn Ldr W T Haxby 18 Jan 1945 DFC
Engineer
Wg Cdr R L Bloodworth 23 Apr 1945  
Sqn Ldr M R A Schofield  1 Jul 1944  
Sqn Ldr P Condon-Finucane 15 Jul 1943  
Signals
Wg Cdr W E Dunn 25 Mar 1943 Chief Signals Officer, OBE
Sqn Ldr D M Farqharson  9 Jun 1944  
Sqn Ldr D S Perrin  1 Nov 1944  
Armament
Wg Cdr A T Jones  7 Feb 1945  
Equipment
Wg Cdr J P M Woolley 26 Sep 1944  
Photography
Sqn Ldr J E Brown 14 Apr 1945 BEM
Medical
Wg Cdr P A Wilkinson  7 Dec 1943 Senior Medical Officer, MRCS, LRCP
Educational
Mr G G Edwards 30 Jun 1943 OBE, RAFVR
Meteorological
Wg Cdr R H Mathews 20 Jan 1944 OBE, BA
Aeronautical Inspection
Mr W C Thomson 10 Mar 1944 Assistant Inspector, AID
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off M I de C Taudevin  5 Jun 1943 WAAF
RAF Regiment
Lt Col F Russell 14 Dec 1943
Sqn Ldr P T Bowcock 30 Nov 1943

Source - June 1945 Confidential Air Force List

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