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HQ No 84 Group Personnel, locations and units


[Dec 1943 | Jun 1944 | Jun 1945]

This Group was formed at Cowley Barracks in Oxford on 15 July 1943 as No 43 (Composite) Group.

December 1943

Location Command Controlled
Cowley Barracks, Oxford 2nd Tactical Air Force
  • Unable to list units at the moment

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Leslie O Brown   Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DSC, AFC
A/Cdre Geoffrey R C Spencer   Air Officer i/c Administration, OBE; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt R G Teakle   Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre Theodore N McEvoy   Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE; later ACM
Wg Cdr L G Burnand    
Wg Cdr M M Kaye    
Wg Cdr James A Leathart   DSO; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr E Swale   DFC
Sqn Ldr H C Rigby   DFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt S G Beaumont   Deputy Air Officer i/c Administration
Wg Cdr H V Crowder    
Sqn Ldr R F Payne   Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr R V Evrs-Swindell    
Sqn Ldr L M Adam    
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Wg Cdr I Forward   Chief Technical Officer
Signals
Wg Cdr W Corden    
Sqn Ldr A G Peters    
Sqn Ldr W F Jordan    
Armament
Sqn Ldr G F W Newman    
Equipment
Wg Cdr F G Carle    
Sqn Ldr A S Duff    
Accountant
Sqn Ldr V R V Cooper    
Medical
Wg Cdr J F Sandow   Senior Medical Officer, MRCS, LRCP
Miscellaneous Appointments
Sqn Ldr D F Whitehead   Mechanical Transport

Source - December 1943 Confidential Air Force List

June 1944

Location Command Controlled
Chichester 2nd Tactical Air Force

Squadrons: -

  • No 2 Squadron

  • No 66 Squadron

  • No129 Squadron

  • No 164 Squadron

  • No 183 Squadron

  • No 193 Squadron

  • No 197 Squadron

  • No 198 Squadron

  • No 222 Squadron

  • No 257 Squadron

  • No 266 Squadron

  • No 268 Squadron

  • No 302 (Polish) Squadron

  • No 306 (Polish) Squadron

  • No 308 (Polish) Squadron

  • No 310 (Czech) Squadron

  • No 312 (Czech) Squadron

  • No 313 (Czech) Squadron

  • No 315 (Polish) Squadron

  • No 317 (Polish) Squadron

  • No 329 (Free French) Squadron

  • No 331 (Norwegian) Squadron

  • No 332 (Norwegian) Squadron

  • No 340 (Free French) Squadron

  • No 341 (Free French) Squadron

  • No 349 (Belgian) Squadron

  • No 485 Squadron RNZAF

  • No 609 Squadron

  • No 660 (Air Observation Post) Squadron

  • No 661 (Air Observation Post) Squadron

  • No 2742 Squadron, RAF Regiment

  • No 5138 (Bomb Disposal) Squadron*

    • No 6214 (Bomb Disposal) Flight

    • No 6228 (Bomb Disposal) Flight

Other units: -

  • No 6002 Servicing Echelon

  • No 6004 Servicing Echelon

  • No 6066 Servicing Echelon

  • No 6129 Servicing Echelon

  • No 6164 Servicing Echelon

  • No 6183 Servicing Echelon

  • No 6193 Servicing Echelon

  • No 6197 Servicing Echelon

  • No 6198 Servicing Echelon

  • No 6222 Servicing Echelon

  • No 6257 Servicing Echelon

  • No 6266 Servicing Echelon

  • No 6268 Servicing Echelon

  • No 6302 Servicing Echelon

  • No 6306 Servicing Echelon

  • No 6308 Servicing Echelon

  • No 6310 Servicing Echelon

  • No 6312 Servicing Echelon

  • No 6313 Servicing Echelon

  • No 6315 Servicing Echelon

  • No 6317 Servicing Echelon

  • No 6329 Servicing Echelon

  • No 6331 Servicing Echelon

  • No 6332 Servicing Echelon

  • No 6340 Servicing Echelon

  • No 6341 Servicing Echelon

  • No 6349 Servicing Echelon

  • No 6485 Servicing Echelon

  • No 6609 Servicing Echelon

  • No 3 Air Despatch Letter Service Traffic Office

*Under No 25 (Armament) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Leslie O Brown 10 Nov 1943 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DSC, AFC
A/Cdre Geoffrey R C Spencer   Air Officer i/c Administration, OBE; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt R G Teakle   Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre Theodore N McEvoy   Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE; later ACM
Wg Cdr L G Burnand    
Wg Cdr M M Kaye    
Wg Cdr James A Leathart   DSO; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr E Swale   DFC
Sqn Ldr H C Rigby   DFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt S G Beaumont   Deputy Air Officer i/c Administration
Wg Cdr H V Crowder    
Sqn Ldr R F Payne   Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr R V Evrs-Swindell    
Sqn Ldr L M Adam    
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Wg Cdr I Forward   Chief Technical Officer
Signals
Wg Cdr W Corden    
Sqn Ldr A G Peters    
Sqn Ldr W F Jordan    
Armament
Sqn Ldr G F W Newman    
Equipment
Wg Cdr F G Carle    
Sqn Ldr A S Duff    
Accountant
Sqn Ldr V R V Cooper    
Medical
Wg Cdr J F Sandow   Senior Medical Officer, MRCS, LRCP
Meteorological
Wg Cdr G H Jones 26 Nov 1942 Senior Meteorological Officer
Miscellaneous Appointments
Sqn Ldr D F Whitehead   Mechanical Transport
Sqn Ldr H R Baker   Assistant Provost Marshal

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

June 1945

Location Command Controlled
c/o British Liberation Army 2nd Tactical Air Force
  • Unable to list units at present

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Edmund C Hudleston 10 Nov 1944 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE; later ACM
A/Cdre William M L MacDonald 20 Nov 1944 Air Officer i/c Administration, DFC, later ACM
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt G I Howell 21 May 1944 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
A/Cdre Douglas G Morris 20 Jan 1945 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, DFC; later AM
Gp Capt D E Gillam 28 Feb 1945 DSO, DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr E Swale 15 Jul 1943 DFC
Wg Cdr J W E Holmes 20 Jan 1945 DFC
Wg Cdr D H Watkins 20 Feb 1945 DFC
Sqn Ldr J Robinson 22 Jan 1944  
Sqn Ldr E N Bradley 31 Dec 1944  
Sqn Ldr J G Pattison 20 Feb 1945  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt S G Beaumont 25 Aug 1943 Assistant Air Officer i/c Administration, OBE
Wg Cdr H V Crowder 13 Jul 1943 Organisation
Wg Cdr E B Green 19 Feb 1944 Senior Personnel Staff Officer, MC
Wg Cdr D L Donnell 22 Dec 1943 OBE
Wg Cdr L M Woolveridge  4 Jan 1945  
Sqn Ldr L H S A G Warren 22 Jan 1944 OBE
Sqn Ldr K Barker 16 Jun 1944  
Sqn Ldr A G Stirk 16 Nov 1944 Personnel
Sqn Ldr J F Palmby  6 Sep 1944  
Sqn Ldr K E R Booth  7 Nov 1944  
Sqn Ldr A E Langham  5 Oct 1943  
Sqn Ldr R T M A J Layet  1 Dec 1944  
Sqn Ldr W F C Lovett 17 Feb 1945  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Wg Cdr I Forward 25 Jul 1943  
Sqn Ldr E V Bowen 24 Sep 1943  
Sqn Ldr H Palfreman  8 Nov 1944  
Signals
Gp Capt W Corden 15 Jun 1943  
Sqn Ldr W L Lawry 22 Sep 1943 AFM
Sqn Ldr W F Jordan 15 Jul 1943  
Sqn Ldr R G Enticknap 14 Dec 1943  
Sqn Ldr R C M Young  8 Apr 1945  
Armament
Wg Cdr R P Dashper 15 May 1944  
Sqn Ldr G F W Newman 12 Jul 1944  
Equipment
Wg Cdr Norman W Kearon  7 Jan 1944 OBE; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr J R McGregor  7 Feb 1944  
Sqn Ldr S E Smith 16 Feb 1944 MBE
Sqn Ldr J C Archibald  3 Feb 1945  
Accountant
Wg Cdr L Chegwidden 29 Dec 1943  
Sqn Ldr H Lamdin 22 Nov 1944  
Medical
Gp Capt J F Sandow  2 Sep 1944 Senior Medical Officer, OBE, MRCS, LRCP
Sqn Ldr J S Cameron 23 Jun 1944 MB, ChB, DPH
Sqn Ldr J R Acfield 21 Aug 1944 MB, ChB
Dental
Sqn Ldr J A R Smit 26 Feb 1945 LDS
Educational
Mr B C Lucia 29 Dec 1944 BSc
Meteorological
Wg Cdr G H Jones 26 Nov 1942 Senior Meteorological Officer
Sqn Ldr A V Hardy 12 May 1944  
RAF Regiment
Col H S Starkey 25 Oct 1943 TD
Lt Col G S Kay 15 Feb 1945  
Lt Col H H Lanyon 15 Feb 1945  
Wg Cdr S P Briggs  4 Mar 1945  
Sqn Ldr J C Hall 15 Jun 1944  
Miscellaneous Appointments
Wg Cdr H R Baker 15 Nov 1944 Deputy Provost Marshal
Sqn Ldr t P Worthing 24 Dec 1944 Assistant Provost Marshal
Sqn Ldr C H Spencer 19 Sep 1944  
Sqn Ldr W McQ Pratt 12 Apr 1944  
Sqn Ldr F H Bugge 14 Mar 1945 AFC

Source - June 1945 Confidential Air Force List

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