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Wings 300 - 910


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

No 300 (Transport) Wing

15/12/44 - 24/4/45 

31/3/46 - 30/4/46

24/4/45 - 31/3/46 raised to Group status as No 300 Group.

301 (Transport) Wing

225/5/45 - 1/10/45

302 (Transport) Wing

1/7/45 -?/12/45

303 (Helicopter) Wing

1/2/53 - 15/2/54

321 (AOP Maintenance) Wing

7/5/43 - 21/6/43

322 (Fighter) Wing

7/5/42 - 7/11/44

323 (Fighter) Wing

(a) 8/11/42 - 6/5/43

(b) 16/5/43 - 7/7/45

324 (Fighter) Wing

(a) 14/9/42 - 10/6/47

(b) 11/11/47 - ?/2/51

325 Wing

(a) 14/9/42 - 30/6/43 - (Naval Co-operation)

(b) 25/8/43 - 12/8/44 - (General Reconnaissance)

(c) 1 Apr 2006 - Current - Expeditionary Air Wing - RAF Kinloss, Role - Maritime Patrol and Surveillance

326 (Light Bomber) Wing

5/9/42 - 31/10/43

328 (General Reconnaissance) Wing

(a) 10/11/42 - 31/3/43

(b) 1/6/43 - 17/10/44

329 (Signals) Wing

29/7/43 - 1/12/43

330 (Bomber) Wing

9/12/42 - 26/10/44

331 RCAF (Bomber) Wing

7/5/43 - 18/12/43

332 (Fighter) Wing

18/11/43 - 1/9/44

334 (Special Duties)/ (Special Operations) Wing

7/9/43 - 15/1/46

335 (Fighter) Wing

17/9/43 - 15/7/45

336 Wing

26/10/43 - 30/9/44 - (Mediterranean Allied Photographic Recce)

1/10/44 - 30/9/45 - (Photographic Reconnaissance)

337 (Fighter)/ (Combined Fighter/General Reecce) Wing

15/11/43 - 15/6/46

338 Wing

11/11/43 -30/9/45

339 Wing

?/6/44 - ?/11/45

No 340 (Fighter) Wing

6/7/44 - 30/9/45

No 341 (Mobile) Wing

Formed at West Kirby on 1 November 1944, it embarked aboard HMT Otranto the following day arriving in Bombay on 4 December.  On 16 December 1944 it arrived at Gujrat and joined No 223 Group, to control a number of transport squadron.  By early January 1945 these consisted of Nos 435 (RCAF) a No 436 (RCAF) Sqns and the 3rd Combat Cargo Squadron of the USAAF and by the end of the month had relocated to Tulihal.  A detachment of No 62 Sqn joined the Wing on 12 February but left on the 17th to be replaced by No 267 Sqn on 24 February.  On 14 March the 62 Squadron detachment returned but was transferred to No 342 Wing five days later.  Wing  HQ moved to Maunubyin on the 23rd and No 62 Squadron arrived on the 30th.  In early April the 3rd CC Squadron left and in May No 436 did likewise.  The Wing moved to Akyab Main on 13 May 1945 and by the next month had been transferred to No 232 Group.  15 July saw the arrival of No 298 Squadron (Halifaxes) from the UK and in mid August the Wing was transferred to AHQ Burma and moved to Mingaladon.  Further movements included No 10 and 232 Squadrons arriving in September but No 10 Squadron left on 4 October and No 98 on 9 December.  96 Squadron arrived on 31 January 1946 and by February had been joined by the 317th  and 319th Troop Carrier Squadrons of the USAAF.  The two American units disbanded on 28 February followed by No 62 Squadron on 15 March and No 341 Wing followed suit on 25 May 1946.

Photograph of No 341 Wing HQ, December 1945 - May 1946

If anyone has more photographs of the HQ building above, please contact Davey Lim

No 342 Wing

 20/10/44 -15/12/45

No 343 (Glider) Wing

 11/11/44 - 31/12/45

No 344 (Glider) Wing

 14/11/44 - 27/10/45

No 345 Wing

1/3/45 - 31/1/46

No 346 (General Reconnaissance) Wing 

8/3/45 - 15/12/45

 No 347 (Photographic Recce) Wing

 1 Jun 1945 30 Nov 1945

No 348 Wing 

25/5/45 - 29/5/45 formed for 'Tiger Force', renamed 551 Wing

3/8/45 - 10/12/45 (Transport)

349 Wing Wing 

25/5/45 - 29/5/45 formed for 'Tiger Force', renamed 552 Wing

350 Wing

25/5/45 - 29/5/45 formed for 'Tiger Force', renamed 553 Wing

351 Wing

25/5/45 - 29/5/45 formed for 'Tiger Force', renamed 554 Wing

500 Wing

1/8/46 - 30/9/47 

551 Wing

29/5/45 - ? formed for 'Tiger Force'

 1/10/54 - 1/11/56 - (Light Bomber)

552 Wing

29/5/45 - 28/8/45 formed for 'Tiger Force'

553 Wing

29/5/45 - ? formed for 'Tiger Force'

554 Wing

29/5/45 - ? formed for 'Tiger Force'

555 RAAF Wing

?/5/45 - ? formed for 'Tiger Force'

664 RCAF Wing

?/?/45 - ? formed for 'Tiger Force'

661 RCAF Wing

?/?/45 - ? formed for 'Tiger Force'

662 RCAF Wing

?/?/45 - ? formed for 'Tiger Force'

663 RCAF Wing

?/?/45 - ? formed for 'Tiger Force'

700 (Air Disarmament) Mobile Wing

1/9/45 - ?/1/46

701 (Air Disarmament) Flak Wing

1/9/45 - 1/6/46

900 (Transport) Wing

1/10/44 - 13/11/45

901 (Tactical) Wing

1/10/44 - ?/12/45

 Officers Commanding

 1 Oct 1944 - Gp Capt P E Meaghe

901 Expeditionary Air Wing

1 Apr 2006 - Current, Al Udeid & Bahrain

Officers Commanding

xx xxx xxxx                    Wg Cdr T Mann (2007)

xx xxx xxxx                    Wg Cdr Vince Elliott

xx xxx xxxx                    Gp Capt Mike Nevill

xx xxx xxxx                     Wg Cdr K Hill (2008)

 

902 (Tactical) Wing

1/10/44 - 31/10/45

 Officers Commanding

1 Oct 1944                 Gp Capt J B Lynch

902 Expeditionary Air Wing

1 Apr 2006 - Current, Seeb

 Officers Commanding

xx xxx xxxx                 Wg Cdr A Deas

xx xxx 2010                Wg Cdr R Wells

903 Expeditionary Air Wing

1 Apr 2006 - 15 May 2009, Basrah, Iraq

xx xxx 2009 - Current, Camp Bastion, Afghanistan

Officers Commanding

xx Nov 2004            Gp Capt P Atherton

xx Jun 2005

xx Oct 2006              Gp Capt T Cross

xx xxx xxxx                Gp Capt M Wigston

xx May 2008             Gp Capt D Andrew

xx Nov 2008             Gp Capt J Gladston

xx xxx 2009                Wg Cdr I Richardson

xx xxx 2009                Gp Capt A Gillespie

xx xxx 2010                Gp Capt J Cunningham

xx xxx 2012                Gp Capt J B Portlock

xx xxx 2013                Gp Captr A J Innes

 

  904 (Tactical) Wing

1/10/44 - 30/11/46

904 Expeditionary Air Wing

1 Apr 2006 - Current, Kandahar

Officers Commanding

xx xxx xxxx                 Gp Capt S Bell

xx xxx 2007                Gp Capt A Sudlow

xx xxx xxxx

xx Feb 2013                Gp Capt J Sullivan

xx Aug 2013                Gp Capt J Turner

905 (Tactical) Wing

1/10/44 - 31/10/45

905 Expeditionary Air Wing

1 Apr 2006 - Current, RAF Mount Pleasant, Falklands Island

Officers Commanding

xx xxx xxxx                              Wg Cdr R Barrett

xx xxx 2013                             Wg Cdr M Rose (2013)

 

906 (Tactical) Wing

1/10/44 - 13/11/45

Officers Commanding

 1 Oct 1944                 Gp Capt H G Goddard

906 Expeditionary Air Wing

Formed on xx xxx 2010 but disbanded  on xx xxx xxxx.  Reformed on 15 Jan 2013 at Al Minhad Air Base in the United Arab Emerates

Officers Commanding

xx xxx 2010                 Gp Capt S Sampson

xx xxx xxxx - xx xxx 2013    Disbanded

15 Jan 2013                Wg Cdr A Johnstone

xx Apr 2013                Wg Cdr A Challon

907 (Tactical) Wing

1/12/44 - 20/11/45

Officers Commanding

 1 Dec 1944 - Wg Cdr T P A Bradley

907 Expeditionary Air Wing

xx xxx 2011                Gp Capt C Jones

 

908 (Tactical) Wing

1/10/44 - 30/9/45

Officers Commanding

1 Oct 1944 - Gp Capt E A Whiteley

909 (Tactical)

1/10/44 - 30/9/45

Officers Commanding

 1 Oct 1944 - Wg Cdr P Richey

910 (Tactical)

1/12/44 - 13/11/45

 

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