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Wing Nos 111 - 192


This list does not include Initial Training Wings, which will be listed separately

Wing Formation/Disbandment Function Notes

111

4/9/44 - 6/4/46 (Transport)                                               
112 25/3/43 - ?/1/46 (Transport) Dorval (Canada)
113 11/3/43 - 3/7/45 (Transport) Bahamas
114 1/9/43 - 1/9/45 (Transport)
115 7/5/44 - 10/4/46 (Transport
116 1/1/44 - 1/1/45 (Transport)
117 16/10/44 - 28/2/46 (Transport)
118 ?/5/45 - 25/2/46 (Transport)
119 14/2/44 - 10/3/44 (Transport)
120 12/11/45 - 30/6/46 (Transport) RCAF
121 (a) 12/5/44 - 30/9/45

(b) 1/4/53 - 1/9/57

(c) 1/9/58 - 1/1/60

(d) 1 Apr 2006 - Current

(a) (Rocket Projectile)

(b) (Day Fighter)

 

(d) Expeditionary Air Wing - RAF Coningsby

(a) Wing Commanding Officers & Wing Leaders

 

 

(d) Role - Multi-role

122 (a) 12/5/44 - 7/9/45

(b) 1/4/53 - 1/1/60

(c) 1 Apr 2006 - Current

(a) (Rocket Projectile)

 

(c) Expeditionary Air Wing - RAF Cottesmore

(a) Wing Commanding Officers & Wing Leaders

 

(c) Role - Fighter/Ground Attack

123 (a) 12/5/44 - ?/10/47

(b) 1/4/53 - 16/11/57

(Rocket Projectile)

 

(a) Wing Commanding Officers & Wing Leaders

124 (a) 12/5/44 - 30/4/46

(b) 1/4/53 - 2/10/57

(Rocket Projectile)

(Fighter)

(a) Wing Commanding Officers & Wing Leaders

125 (a) 12/5/44 - 14/7/45

(b) 1/4/53 - 1/9/58

(c) 1 Apr 2006 - Current

(a) (Fighter)

(b) (Night Fighter)

(c) Expeditionary Air Wing - RAF Leuchars

(a) Wing Commanding Officers & Wing Leaders

 

(c) Role - Fighter

126 12/5/44 - 31/3/46 (RCAF)(Fighter) Wing Commanding Officers & Wing Leaders
127 12/5/44 - 7/7/45 (RCAF)(Fighter) Wing Commanding Officers & Wing Leaders
128 (a) 12/5/44 - 1/7/44

(b) 7/5/45 - 12/12/45

(c) 4/3/54 - 31/10/55

(RCAF)(Fighter)

(Reconnaissance)

(Tactical)

(a) Wing Commanding Officers & Wing Leaders

129 (a) 12/5/44 - 12/7/44

(b) 7/5/45 - 12/12/45

(Fighter Bomber)

(RAF)

(a) Wing Commanding Officers & Wing Leaders

130 (a) 12/5/44 - 7/7/44

(b) 7/5/45 - 15/12/45

(Reconnaissance)

 

(a) Wing Commanding Officers & Wing Leaders

131 12/5/44 - 2/1/47 (Polish) (Fighter) Wing Commanding Officers & Wing Leaders
132 (a) 12/5/44 - ?/5/45

(b) 7/5/45 - 21/11/45

(Norwegian)

 

(a) Wing Commanding Officers & Wing Leaders

Transferred to RNorAF

133 12/5/44 - 7/845 (Polish) (Fighter) Wing Commanding Officers & Wing Leaders
134 (a) 12/5/44 - ?/?/45 (Czech) (Fighter) Wing Commanding Officers & Wing Leaders
135 (a) 12/5/44 - ?/12/47

(b) 1/4/53 - 1/1/60

(c) 1 Apr 2006 - Current

(a) (Fighter)

(b) (Fighter)

(c) Expeditionary Air Wing - RAF Leeming

(a) Wing Commanding Officers & Wing Leaders

 

(c) Role - Fighter

136 (a) 12/5/44 - 26/7/44

(b) 24/8/44 - 7/9/44

(c) 20/10/44 15/9/45

(Fighter)

 

(Fighter Bomber)

(a) Wing Commanding Officers & Wing Leaders

(b) formation cancelled

 

137 (a) 12/5/44 - 30/11/45

(b) 1/4/53 - 1/1/60

(Bomber)

 

(a) Wing Commanding Officers & Wing Leaders

138 (a) 12/5/44 - 14/4/46

(b) 1/4/53 - 1/1/60

(c) 1 Apr 2006 - Current

(a) (Bomber)

 

(c) Expeditionary Air Wing - RAF Marham

(a) Wing Commanding Officers & Wing Leaders

 

(c) Role - Fighter/Ground Attack

139 (a) 12/5/44 - 31/10/47

(b) 1/11/47 - ?/?/51

(c) 1/4/53 -1/12/57

(Bomber)

 

(Fighter Bomber)

(a) Wing Commanding Officers & Wing Leaders

140 (a) 12/5/44 - 14/11/47

(b) 1 Apr 2006 - Current

(a) (Bomber)

(b) Expeditionary Air Wing - RAF Lossiemouth

(a) Wing Commanding Officers & Wing Leaders

(c) Role - Fighter/Ground Attack

141 (a) 12/5/44 - 5/11/44

(b) 25/11/44 - 31 8/45

(Fighter)

(Fighter Bomber)

(a) Wing Commanding Officers & Wing Leaders

142 12/5/44 - 3/8/45 (Fighter) Wing Commanding Officers & Wing Leaders
143 12/5/44 - 26/8/45 (RCAF) (Fighter) Wing Commanding Officers & Wing Leaders
144 12/5/44 - 12/7/44 (RCAF) (Fighter) Wing Commanding Officers & Wing Leaders
145 12/5/44 - 15/11/45 (French) (Fighter) Wing Commanding Officers & Wing Leaders
146 12/5/44 - 7/9/45 (Fighter) Wing Commanding Officers & Wing Leaders
147 12/5/44 - 24/3/45 (Night Fighter) Wing Commanding Officers & Wing Leaders
148 (a) 12/5/44 - 25/8/45

(b) 1/4/53 - 1/9/57

(c) 1/5/60 - 31/5/64

(Night Fighter)

 

(Air Defence Missile)

(a) Wing Commanding Officers & Wing Leaders

 

149 (a) 12/5/44 - 9/6//45 (Fighter) Wing Commanding Officers & Wing Leaders
150 (a) 12/5/44 - 8/3/45 (Fighter) Wing Commanding Officers & Wing Leaders
151 (a) 26/1/41 - 24/11/41

(b) 10/3/44 - 1/6/46

(c) 1/10/59 - 30/9/64

 (Fighter)

(Transport)

(Air Defence Missile)

(a) Operated from North Russia

 

152 15/4/44 - 7/9/44 (General Reconnaissance)  
153 15/4/44 - 14/9/44 (General Reconnaissance)  
154 15/4/44 - 7/9/44 (General Reconnaissance)  
155 22/4/44 - 19/9/44 (General Reconnaissance)  
156 22/4/44 - 8/8/44 (General Reconnaissance)  
157 17/5/44 - 25/5/45 (General Reconnaissance)  
158 Never activated
159 4/9/44 - 31/5/45 (Balloon)  
160 (a) ?/8/45 - 15/11/46

(b) 23/3/56 - 1/9/57

(Belgian)(Fighter)

 

(a) Became No 1 Wing, Belgian Air Force

(b) Formed for 'Operation Grapple'

161 Never activated    
162 Never activated    
163 Never activated    
164 4/5/42 - 30/4/46 (Signals)  
165 1/10/42 - 1/10/44 (Tactical) 1 Oct 1942 - Wg Cdr A S Forbes

xx xxx xxxx - Wg Cdr P Lees

30 Apr 1944 - Sqn Ldr I Bayles

xx xxx 1944 - Wg Cdr R E Drake

166 (a) 1/10/42 - 1/10/44

(b) 1/8/45 - 31/3/46

(Tactical)

(Signals)

1 Oct 1942 - Wg Cdr M M Stephens

12 Apr 1943 - Wg Cdr N J Mowat

23 Oct 1943 - Wg Cdr R F Boyd

28 Mar 1944 - Gp Capt A S Forbes

14 Aug 1944 - Gp Capt J B Lynch

1 Oct 1944 - Redesignated No 902 Wing

167 1/10/42 - 1/10/44 (Tactical) 1 Oct 1942 - Gp Capt L T Keens
168 1/11/42 - 1/10/44 (Tactical) 1 Nov 1942 - Gp Capt A Hunt

 1 May 1943 - Gp Capt J B Black

 9 May 1944 - Gp Capt E A Whiteley

1 Oct 1944 - Redesignated No 908 Wing

169 3/10/42 - 1/10/44 (Tactical) 18 Oct 1942 - Wg Cdr P E Meagher

10 Feb 1943 - Wg Cdr T A F Elsdon

xx Aug 1943 - ?

xx Oct 1943 - Gp Capt C M Champion de Crespigny

xx xxx 1944 - Gp Capt P E Meagher

1 Oct 1944 - Redesignated No 901 Wing

170 1/10/42 - 1/10/44 (Medium Bomber) 1 Oct 1942 - Gp Capt R C Wilson

xx Oct 1942 - Gp Capt G Seaton-Broughall

xx Feb 1944 - Gp Capt H G Goddard

1 Oct 1944 - Redesignated No 906 Wing

171 25/11/42 - 30/9/44 (Army Co-operation)/ (Reconnaissance)/ (Photo Reconnaissance)  1 Oct 1942 - Wg Cdr J B Nicholson VC

xx Aug 1943 - Wg Cdr T R Pierce

xx Nov 1943 - Wg Cdr S G Wise (PR Wing)

172  18/10/42 - 1/12/44 (Composite)  18 Oct 1942 - Wg Cdr E C Lewis
173  25/11/42 - 1/3/45 (Composite)/ (Naval Co-operation)   
175  1/10/42 - 30/9/45 (GR)/ (Naval Co-op)/ Medium Bomber)/ (Heavy Bomber) 

25 Nov 1942 - Gp Capt J B M Wallis

xx xxx 1943 - Gp Capt J L Wingate

176  Never activated    
177  1/10/43 - 1/10/44 (Transport)  xx xxx 1943 - Gp Capt G F K Donaldson
178 Never activated  

 

179  9/10/42 - 30/11/43 (Ferry)   
180  9/6/43 - 30/12/45 (Signals)   
 181  9/6/43 - 10/3/46 (Signals)   
 182  1/8/43 - 1/8/45 (Signals)   
 183  26/11/43 - 31/12/45 (Signals)   
 184  23/7/43 - 20/11/45 (Heavy Bomber) 

xx Jul 1943 - Gp Capt R C Wilson

 185  1/10/43 - 17/12/45 (Heavy Bomber)/ (Transport) 

 1 Oct 1943 - ?

xx Nov 1943 - Gp Capt N C Singer

 186  30/8/43 - 20/7/43 (Maintenance)   
 187  23/8/43 - 15/7/45 (Maintenance)   
 188  1/9/43 - 17/7/45 (Maintenance)   
189  25/11/43 - 1/10/44 (Offensive Fighter) 

25 Nov 1943 - Wg Cdr T A F Elsdon

xx xxx 1943 - Sqn Ldr Newman

20 Dec 1943 - Wg Cdr P Richey

 1 Oct 1944  - redesignated No 909 Wing

 190 22/11/43 - 31/12/43 (Assault)   
 191  NTU    
 192  9/8/44 - 12/2/45  (Maintenance)  

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