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HQ No 91 Group Personnel, locations and units


[Jul 1942 | Dec 1943 | Jun 1944 | Jun 1945]

This Group was formed on 11 May 1942 by redesignating No 6 Group as No 91 (Operational Training) Group at Abingdon to control a number of Bomber Command's OTUs.

July 1942

Location Command Controlled
Abingdon, Berkshire Bomber Command
  • SHQ RAF Abingdon

    • No 10 Operational Training Unit

    • No 1501 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

  • SHQ RAF Bassingbourn

    • No 11 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Bramcote

    • No 18 (Polish) Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Chipping Warden

    • No 12 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Harwell

    • No 15 Operational Training Unit

    • No 1443 Flight

  • SHQ RAF Kinloss

    • No 19 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Lichfield

    • No 27 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Lossiemouth

    • No 20 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Moreton-in-Marsh

    • No 21 Operational Training Unit

    • No 1446 Flight

  • SHQ RAF Pershore

    • No 23 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Wellesbourne Mountford

    • No 22 Operational Training Unit

  • Central Interpretation Unit - Medmenham*

  • The King's Flight - Benson

*Operationally controlled by the Air Ministry

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Act A/Cdre Hugh S P Walmsley 16 Mar 1942 Air Officer Commanding, OBE, MC, DFC; later ACM
Air Staff
Wg Cdr Laurence F Sinclair 31 Oct 1941 Senior Air Staff Officer, GC, DSO; later AVM
Wg Cdr G N Amison  5 May 1942  
Sqn Ldr E A Warfield  7 Feb 1942 DFC
Sqn Ldr L H Morse  7 Dec 1939 MC
Sqn Ldr H G Travers  9 May 1942  
Flt Lt R T Sturgess 17 Sep 1941  
Flt Lt L E Giles  1 May 1941 DFC
Fg Off E Hodgkin 24 Sep 1941  
Plt Off H A G Hiscox 20 Sep 1941  
Plt Off A S Bridle 30 Aug 1941  
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr W H D Day 28 Mar 1942 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr G E Gordon-Duff 18 May 1942  
Flt Lt J S J Craigen 13 Jan 1942  
Fg Off L G Scarman 21 Aug 1940 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Fg Off R G Hartigan 14 Jan 1942  
Fg Off D P Story 13 Aug 1941  
Fg Off H Ames 25 Feb 1942  
Plt Off R W Y Matthews 25 Feb 1942  
Plt Off R A Death 13 May 1942  
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr H R Jaggard  4 Jan 1942  
Engineer
Gp Capt A E Paish  6 Apr 1942  
Fg Off C H Armstead 19 Jan 1942  
Signals
Wg Cdr Arthur D Messenger 14 Apr 1942 later A/Cdre
Armament
Wg Cdr P Haynes  4 Mar 1942  
Photography
Sqn Ldr J E G Archbald  1 Aug 1941  
Equipment
Flt Lt A G Cooper 13 Oct 1941  
Medical
Sqn Ldr H Bannerman 10 Sep 1941 Senior Medical Officer, MB, BS
Flt Lt H T Chilton 29 Dec 1941 MRCS, LRCP
Meteorological
Mr C W Lamb   MC, BSc
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off W E Wood  9 Feb 1942 WAAF
RAF Regiment
Maj C B Barlow 23 Feb 1942
Miscellaneous Appointments
Flt Lt H G Pritchett 26 Jun 1940  
Fg Off D W Chisholm 17 Apr 1942 DFC
Plt Off E V Thomas  6 Jul 1941  

Source - July 1942 Confidential Air Force List

December 1943

Location Command Controlled
Abingdon, Berkshire Bomber Command
  • SHQ RAF Abingdon

    • No 10 Operational Training Unit

    • No 1682 Flight

    • Communication Flight

    • Satellite - Stanton Harcourt

  • SHQ RAF Harwell

    • No 15 Operational Training Unit

    • No 310 Ferry Training Unit

    • No 91 Group Group Servicing Section

    • Satellite - Hampstead Norris

  • SHQ RAF Honeybourne

    • No 24 Operational Training Unit

    • Satellite - Long Marston

  • SHQ RAF Kinloss

    • No 19 Operational Training Unit

    • Satellite - Forres

    • Satellite - Blackla

  • SHQ RAF Lossiemouth

    • No 20 Operational Training Unit

    • Satellite - Elgin

    • Satellite - Milltown

  • SHQ RAF Moreton-in-Marsh

    • No 21 Operational Training Unit

    • No 311 Ferry Training Unit

    • Satellite - Enstone

  • SHQ RAF Pershore

    • No 23 Operational Training Unit

    • No 1516 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

    • No 1681 Flight

    • Satellite - Stratford

  • SHQ RAF Wellesbourne Mountford

    • No 22 Operational Training Unit

    • Satellite - Gaydon

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Hugh S P Walmsley 16 Mar 1942 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, MC, DFC; later ACM
Air Staff
Gp Capt E A Warfield  7 Feb 1942 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC
Wg Cdr James N W Farmer   DFC; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr L E Giles 17 May 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr L H Morse  7 Dec 1939 MC
Sqn Ldr D P Story 13 Aug 1941  
Sqn Ldr A F Bell    
Sqn Ldr G W O'N Fisher 11 Aug 1943  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr W H D Day 28 Mar 1942 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr F T Kitchin  5 Sep 1942  
Sqn Ldr C H Smith 25 Jan 1942  
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr H R Jaggard  4 Jan 1942  
Engineer
Sqn Ldr C H Armstead 19 Jan 1942  
Armament
Sqn Ldr H Walters   MBE
Signals
Wg Cdr A W Alberry 31 Aug 1942 MBE
Photography
Sqn Ldr J E G Archbald  1 Aug 1941  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr A G Cooper 13 Oct 1941  
Flt Lt F Bridger    
Medical
Wg Cdr C E G Wickham 24 Sep 1943 Senior Medical Officer, MB, BS, MRCS, LRCP
Meteorological
Mr C W Lamb   Senior Meteorological Officer, MC, BSc
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off M H Perkin  1 Aug 1943 WAAF
RAF Regiment
Lt Col H S Burgess 23 Feb 1942 TD
Sqn Ldr H Ames 25 Apr 1942  

Source - December 1943 Confidential Air Force List

June 1944

Location Command Controlled
Abingdon, Berkshire Bomber Command
  • SHQ RAF Abingdon

    • No 10 Operational Training Unit

    • No 91 Group Communication Flight

    • Satellite - Stanton Harcourt

  • SHQ RAF Honeybourne

    • No 24 Operational Training Unit

    • Satellite - Long Marston

    • No 1516 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

    • No 1681 Flight

  • SHQ RAF Kinloss

    • No 19 Operational Training Unit

    • Satellite - Forres

    • Satellite - Blackla

  • SHQ RAF Lossiemouth

    • No 20 Operational Training Unit

    • Satellite - Elgin

    • Satellite - Milltown

  • SHQ RAF Moreton-in-Marsh

    • No 21 Operational Training Unit

    • Satellite - Enstone

    • No 1682 Flight

  • SHQ RAF Wellesbourne Mountford

    • No 22 Operational Training Unit

    • No 91 Group Group Servicing Section

    • Satellite - Gaydon

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM John A Gray  8 Feb 1944 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DFC, GM
Air Staff
Gp Capt E A Warfield  7 Feb 1942 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC
Wg Cdr James N W Farmer   DFC; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr T L Bingham-Hall 19 Oct1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr L H Morse  7 Dec 1939 MC
Sqn Ldr D P Story 13 Aug 1941  
Sqn Ldr A F Bell    
Sqn Ldr D S Gladstone  4 Mar1944  
Sqn Ldr H H J Miller 17 Nov 1943  
Flt Lt M G MacKenzie 11 Jan 1944  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr W H D Day 28 Mar 1942 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr F T Kitchin  5 Sep 1942  
Sqn Ldr C H Smith 25 Jan 1942  
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr H J Carter 25 Mar 1944  
Armament
Wg Cdr H Walters  1 Jul 1944 MBE
Signals
Wg Cdr A W Alberry 31 Aug 1942 MBE
Photography
Sqn Ldr J E G Archbald  1 Aug 1941  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr J A Paul 12 Oct 1943  
Flt Lt K A N Roberts 29 Nov 1943  
Medical
Wg Cdr C E G Wickham 24 Sep 1943 Senior Medical Officer, MB, BS, MRCS, LRCP
Educational
Mr G E Curtis  8 Apr 1944 BSc
Meteorological
Mr C W Lamb   Senior Meteorological Officer, MC, BSc
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off M H Perkin  1 Aug 1943 WAAF
RAF Regiment
Lt Col H S Burgess 23 Feb 1942 TD
Sqn Ldr H Ames 25 Apr 1942  

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

June 1945

Location Command Controlled
Abingdon, Berkshire Bomber Command
  • SHQ RAF Abingdon

    • No 10 Operational Training Unit

    • No 91 Group Communication Flight

    • Satellite - Stanton Harcourt

  • SHQ RAF Gamston

  • SHQ RAF Honeybourne

    • No 24 Operational Training Unit

    • Satellite - Long Marston

  • SHQ RAF Kinloss

    • No 19 Operational Training Unit

  • SHQ RAF Lossiemouth

    • No 20 Operational Training Unit

    • Satellite - Elgin

  • SHQ RAF Moreton-in-Marsh

    • No 21 Operational Training Unit

    • Satellite - Enstone

  • SHQ RAF Wellesbourne Mountford

    • No 22 Operational Training Unit

    • Satellite - Gaydon

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM John A Gray  8 Feb 1944 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DFC, GM
Air Staff
Gp Capt E A Warfield  7 Feb 1942 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC
Wg Cdr T L Bingham-Hall 19 Oct 1943 DFC
Wg Cdr J C McWatters  8 May 194 DFC
Sqn Ldr L H Morse  7 Dec 1939 MC
Sqn Ldr D P Story 13 Aug 1941 MBE
Sqn Ldr A F Bell    
Sqn Ldr D S Gladstone  4 Mar1944  
Sqn Ldr H H J Miller 17 Nov 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr D C Andrews  9 May 1944 DFC
Sqn Ldr B H Williams 22 Jul 1944 DFC
Sqn Ldr E J Saunderson 11 Sep 1944  
Sqn Ldr A H Foord 13 Nov 1944 DFC
Sqn Ldr G F Keen 30 Aug 1944  
Flt Lt M G MacKenzie 11 Jan 1944 DFC
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr W H D Day 28 Mar 1942 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr F T Kitchin  5 Sep 1942  
Sqn Ldr C H Smith 25 Jan 1942  
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr H J Carter 25 Mar 1944  
Armament
Wg Cdr G F Openshaw 28 Sep 1944  
Signals
Wg Cdr A W Alberry 31 Aug 1942 MBE
Sqn Ldr C E Denning 22 Aug 1944  
Photography
Sqn Ldr H W Taylor 16 Jul 1944  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr J A Paul 12 Oct 1943  
Medical
Wg Cdr R M Hewat 21 Sep 1944 MRCS, LRCP
Educational
Mr D Edgar  2 Dec 1944 BSc, RAFVR
Meteorological
Mr C W Lamb   Senior Meteorological Officer, MC, BSc
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off F M Pendlebury  2 Aug 1944 WAAF
RAF Regiment
Lt Col H S Burgess 23 Feb 1942 TD
Sqn Ldr H Ames 25 Apr 1942  

Source - June 1945 Confidential Air Force List

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