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No 5 Balloon Centre - Personnel and locations


[Apr 1939 | May 1939]

It had not been officially formed at this time and was probably shown to indicate who was to command it

April 1939

Location Command/Group
  No 31 (Balloon) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr O D Smallwood Officer Commanding, CBE, TD, DL, AAF (Col, TA)

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Location Command/Group
  No 31 (Balloon) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr O D Smallwood Officer Commanding, CBE, TD, DL, AAF (Col, TA)

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

This was officially formed on 8 June 1939 at 885 Tyburn Road, Ergington in Birmingham but moved to Whitehouse Common, Sutton Coldfield on 16 June 1939.  I housed Nos 911, 912 and 913 Squadrons.

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

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