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HQ No 87 Group Personnel, locations and units


This Group was formed on 17 February 1945 at the Hotel Monsigny, Rue Monsigny in Paris within 2nd Tactical Air Force to control units in the Paris area, previously controlled by HQ RAF Unit Paris.

June 1945

Location Command Controlled
Hotel Monsigny, Rue Monsigny, Paris 2nd Tactical Air Force
  • Unable to list units at present

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Walter J M Akerman 24 Apr 1945 Air Officer Commanding, CBE; later AVM
Air Staff
Wg Cdr M Hallam  9 Apr 1945 DFC
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt the Viscount Acheson 17 Feb 1945 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Wg Cdr V Mercer-Smith 27 Mar 1945  
Wg Cdr the Marquess de Amodio 17 Feb 1945  
Sqn Ldr C G Gilmour  6 Mar 1945  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Wg Cdr H H B Lewis 14 Mar 1945  
Signals
Wg Cdr R T Read 11 Mar 1945  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr O R Toyne 20 Mar 1945 MBE
Sqn Ldr L M Adams 20 Mar 1945  
Accountant
Sqn Ldr R Boudhey  9 Mar 1945  
Medical
Wg Cdr E Donovan 13  Mar 1945 MB, ChB
WAAF Staff Officer
Sqn Off W D Thompson 20 Mar 1945 WAAF
Miscellaneous Appointment
Sqn Ldr K Hitchcock 28 Feb 1945  

Source - June 1945 Confidential Air Force List

It assumed control of units in southern France on 21 June 1945 with an Advance HQ at Château St Leger, 29 Rue Alexandre, St Germaine.  The main HQ moved to Château le Lonchere, Bougival near Paris on 1 July 1945.

Control was transferred to Transport Command on 15 July 1945 as No 87 (Transport) Group.  It was disbanded by being redesignated No 87 Wing on 15 Jul 1946.

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