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HQ No 4 Group Personnel, units and locations


[Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939 | Dec 1939 | Jun 1941 | Jul 1942 | Dec 1943 | Jun 1944 | Jun 1945]

It reformed on 1 April 1937 at RAF Mildenhall under the control of No 3 Group and was planned to take over the following stations and squadrons in Yorkshire, from that Group as follows: -

Station Sqn Notes
RAF Leconfield No 97 (Bomber) Squadron  
No 166 (Bomber) Squadron  
RAF Driffield

No 75 (Bomber) Squadron

 
No 215 (Bomber) Squadron  
RAF Dishforth

No 10 (Bomber) Squadron

 
No 78 (Bomber) Squadron  
RAF Linton-on-Ouse

No 51 (Bomber) Squadron

Initially located at RAF Boscombe Down
No 58 (Bomber) Squadron Initially located at RAF Boscombe Down
RAF Finningley

No 7 (Bomber) Squadron

 
No 76 (Bomber) Squadron  

 It moved to RAF Linton-on-Ouse on 29 June 1937 and assumed executive control of these units on 1 July 1937

Unit Movements Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Unit Date Notes
RAF Boscombe Down  9 Jul 1937 Transferred to No 4 Group from No 3 Group

Source - No 4 Group ORB

Personnel Movements Apr - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Alick C Stevens

 7 Apr 1937 Posted in for Air Staff duties
Sqn Ldr R J M de St Leger 26 Apr 1937 Reported for duty as Maintenance Liaison Officer
Gp Capt

Horace Gordon-Dean

27 Apr 1937 Posted in as Senior Air Staff Officer
Wg Cdr

George O Venn

 2 May 1937 Posted in as Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr H A Evans-Evans  7 Jun 1937 Posted in as Signals Officer

Source - No 4 Group ORB

July 1937

Location Command Controlled
RAF Linton-on-Ouse Bomber Command
  • SHQ Boscombe Down

    • No 51 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 58 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 88 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Dishforth

    • No 10 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 78 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Driffield

    • No 75 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 215 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Finningley

    • No 7 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 76 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Leconfield

    • No 97 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 166 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Linton-on-Ouse

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Air Staff
Gp Capt

Horace Gordon-Dean

28 Apr 1937 Senior Air Staff Officer, AFC; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr S D Culley  1 Jun 1937 DSO
Sqn Ldr

Alick C Stevens

 7 Apr 1937 later AM
Sqn Ldr W H Poole  9 Jun 1937  
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr

George O Venn

 1 May 1937 Senior Personnel Staff Officer; later A/Cdre
Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr H A Evans-Evans  7 Jun 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Arthur T Harris 12 Jun 1937 Posted in as Air Officer Commanding
Wg Cdr Lionel G S Payne 17 Jun 1937 Posted in as Senior Air Staff Officer
Gp Capt

Horace Gordon-Dean

17 Jun 1937 Relinquished post of Senior Air Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr J H McN Campbell 20 Aug 1937 Posted in for Navigation duties
Wg Cdr Lionel G S Payne xx Aug 1937 Relinquished post of Senior Air Staff Officer on posting to No 1 Air Armament School
Sqn Ldr J L Airey 13 Sep 1937 Posted in for Air Staff duties
Gp Capt

John J Breen

27 Nov 1937 Posted in as Senior Air Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr

Montagu D Ommanney

 1 Jan 1938 Posted in for Intelligence duties
Sqn Ldr

David J Waghorn

14 Mar 1938 Posted in for Navigation duties
Sqn Ldr J H McN Campbell 1 Apr 1938 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot
Sqn Ldr G F Humphries 28 Apr 1938 Reported for duty as Maintenance Liaison Officer
Sqn Ldr R J M de St Leger  5 May 1938 Posted to HQ, No 6 Group
A/Cdre

Charles H B Blount

25 May 1938 Posted in as Air Officer Commanding
A/Cdre Arthur T Harris  8 Jun 1938 Posted to HQ, No 6 Group
A/Cdre

Charles H B Blount

 8 Jun 1938 Assumed duties of Air Officer Commanding

Source - No 4 Group ORB

July 1938

Location Command Controlled
RAF Linton-on-Ouse Bomber Command
  • SHQ Dishforth

    • No 10 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 78 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Driffield

    • No 75 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 215 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Finningley

    • No 7 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 76 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Leconfield*

    • No 97 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 166 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Linton-on-Ouse

    • No 51 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 58 (Bomber) Squadron

* Administered by No 25 (Armament) Group for training purposes

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Charles H B Blount

25 May 1938 Air Officer Commanding, OBE, MC; later AVM
Air Staff
Gp Capt

John J Breen

27 Nov 1937 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE; later AM
Wg Cdr

Alick C Stevens

 7 Apr 1937 later AM
Sqn Ldr J L Airey 13 Sep 1937 DFC
Sqn Ldr

Montagu D Ommanney

 1 Jan 1938 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr G F Humphries 28 Apr 1938  
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr

George O Venn

 1 May 1937 Senior Personnel Staff Officer; later A/Cdre
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Sqn Ldr Noel H Fresson  3 Jul 1937 later A/Cdre
Navigation
Sqn Ldr

David J Waghorn

14 Mar 1938 later A/Cdre
Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr H A Evans-Evans  7 Jun 1937  

Warrant Officer

WO I A V Syrett  9 Sep 1937  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt J J A Sutton 13 Jun 1938 Posted in for Air Staff duties (Organisation)
Fg Off B G D Nathan  1 Jul 1938 Posted in as Pilot and Personal Assistant to AOC
Wg Cdr

John L Kirby

20 Sep 1938 Posted in as Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Maj J A Theobalds  3 Oct 1938 Ox & Bucks LI, posted in for Air Staff duties (Organisation)
Wg Cdr

George O Venn

25 Oct 1938 Posted to HQ RAF Iraq
Sqn Ldr W A Tattersall  7 Nov 1938 Posted in for Air Staff duties
Flt Lt J J A Sutton 14 Nov 1938 Posted to No 58 Sqn
Wg Cdr J L Airey 12 Dec 1938 Posted to HQ Bomber Command

Source - No 4 Group ORB

Unit Movements Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Unit Date Notes
No 75 Sqn 11 Jul 1938 Moved from RAF Driffield to RAF Honington and transferred to No 3 Group
No 102 Sqn 11 Jul 1938 Moved from RAF Honington to RAF Driffield and transferred to No 4 Group
No 215 Sqn 25 Jul 1938 Moved from RAF Driffield to RAF Honington and transferred to No 3 Group
No 77 Sqn 25 Jul 1938 Moved from RAF Honington to RAF Driffield and transferred to No 4 Group

Source - No 4 Group ORB

January 1939

Location Command Controlled
RAF Linton-on-Ouse Bomber Command
  • SHQ Dishforth

    • No 10 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 78 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Driffield

    • No 77 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 102 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Finningley

    • No 7 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 76 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Leconfield*

    • No 97 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 166 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Linton-on-Ouse

    • No 51 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 58 (Bomber) Squadron

* Administered by No 25 (Armament) Group for training purposes

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Charles H B Blount

25 May 1938 Air Officer Commanding, OBE, MC; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off B G D Nathan  1 Jul 1938 Pilot and Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt

John J Breen

27 Nov 1937 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE; later AM
Wg Cdr

Alick C Stevens

 7 Apr 1937 later AM
Sqn Ldr

Montagu D Ommanney

 1 Jan 1938 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr W A Tattersall  7 Nov 1938  
Sqn Ldr G F Humphries 28 Apr 1938  
Maj J A Theobalds  3 Oct 1938 Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr

John L Kirby

20 Sep 1938 Senior Personnel Staff Officer; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt F Pyle RAFO
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Sqn Ldr Noel H Fresson  3 Jul 1937 later A/Cdre
Navigation
Sqn Ldr

David J Waghorn

14 Mar 1938 later A/Cdre
Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr H A Evans-Evans  7 Jun 1937  

Warrant Officer

WO A V Syrett  9 Sep 1937 Administrative
WO R T Martin 27 Sep 1938 Signals

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off B G D Nathan  2 Apr 1939 Posted to CFS

Source - No 4 Group ORB

Unit Movements Jan - Apr 1939

Unit Date Notes
RAF Finningley  1 Apr 1939 Transferred to HQ, No 5 Group
No 7 Sqn  1 Apr 1939 Transferred to HQ, No 5 Group
No 76 Sqn  1 Apr 1939 Transferred to HQ, No 5 Group

Source - No 4 Group ORB

April 1939

Location Command Controlled
RAF Linton-on-Ouse Bomber Command
  • SHQ Dishforth

    • No 10 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 78 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Driffield

    • No 77 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 102 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Leconfield*

    • No 97 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 166 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Linton-on-Ouse

    • No 51 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 58 (Bomber) Squadron

* Administered by No 25 (Armament) Group for training purposes

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Charles H B Blount

25 May 1938 Air Officer Commanding, OBE, MC; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off B G D Nathan  1 Jul 1938 Pilot and Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt

John J Breen

27 Nov 1937 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE; later AM
Wg Cdr

Alick C Stevens

 7 Apr 1937 later AM
Sqn Ldr

Montagu D Ommanney

 1 Jan 1938 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr W A Tattersall  7 Nov 1938  
Sqn Ldr G F Humphries 28 Apr 1938  
Maj J A Theobalds  3 Oct 1938 Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr

John L Kirby

20 Sep 1938 Senior Personnel Staff Officer; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt J C Brice RAFO
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Sqn Ldr Noel H Fresson  3 Jul 1937 later A/Cdre
Navigation
Sqn Ldr

David J Waghorn

14 Mar 1938 later A/Cdre
Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr H A Evans-Evans  7 Jun 1937  

Miscellaneous Appointment

Maj (Rtd) S Fairfield   Code and Cypher duties, MVO, Royal Marines

Warrant Officer

WO A V Syrett  9 Sep 1937 Administrative
WO R T Martin 27 Sep 1938 Signals

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Location Command Controlled
RAF Linton-on-Ouse Bomber Command
  • SHQ Dishforth

    • No 10 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 78 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Driffield

    • No 77 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 102 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Leconfield*

    • No 97 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 166 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Linton-on-Ouse

    • No 51 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 58 (Bomber) Squadron

* Administered by No 25 (Armament) Group for training purposes

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre

Charles H B Blount

25 May 1938 Air Officer Commanding, OBE, MC; later AVM
Personal Appointment
Fg Off B G D Nathan  1 Jul 1938 Pilot and Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt

John J Breen

27 Nov 1937 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE; later AM
Wg Cdr

Alick C Stevens

 7 Apr 1937 later AM
Sqn Ldr

Montagu D Ommanney

 1 Jan 1938 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr W A Tattersall  7 Nov 1938  
Sqn Ldr G F Humphries 28 Apr 1938  
Maj J A Theobalds  3 Oct 1938 Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr

John L Kirby

20 Sep 1938 Senior Personnel Staff Officer; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt J C Brice RAFO
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Sqn Ldr Noel H Fresson  3 Jul 1937 later A/Cdre
Navigation
Sqn Ldr

David J Waghorn

14 Mar 1938 later A/Cdre
Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr H A Evans-Evans  7 Jun 1937  

Miscellaneous Appointment

Maj (Rtd) S Fairfield   Code and Cypher duties, MVO, Royal Marines

Warrant Officer

WO A V Syrett  9 Sep 1937 Administrative
WO R T Martin 27 Sep 1938 Signals

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements May - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr H M G Parker 15 May 1939 Posted in for Engineer duties
Sqn Ldr W A Tattersall 22 May 1939 Posted to HQ, No 5 Group for Engineer duties
Sqn Ldr C H Appleton 31 May 1939 Posted in for Air Staff (Training) duties
Flt Lt W E Casley  6 Jun 1939 Posted in for Air Training duties
A/Cdre

Charles H B Blount

  1 Jul 1939 Promoted to AVM
A/Cdre Arthur Coningham  3 Jul 1939 Posted in as Air Officer Commanding
AVM

Charles H B Blount

 3 Jul 1939 Posted to No 22 Group
Plt Off R A Barnwell 23 Jul 1939 Posted in as Pilot and Personal Assistant to AOC
Wg Cdr F Wright 15 Aug 1939 Posted in for Air Staff (Operations) duties
Wg Cdr

Alick C Stevens

22 Aug 1938 Posted to Directorate of Maintenance, Air Ministry
Wg Cdr C G J Nicholls 25 Aug 1939 Posted in as Medical Officer
Sqn Ldr Howard Ford 26 Aug 1939 Posted in for Operations duties
Plt Off G Milner 26 Aug 1939 RAFVR, posted in for Intelligence duties
Plt Off E R Ortner 26 Aug 1939 RAFVR, posted in for Operations duties
Plt Off J R Pairman 26 Aug 1939 RAFVR, posted in for Codes and Cypher duties
Plt Off F J H Bacon 28 Aug 1939 RAFVR, posted in for Codes and Cypher duties
Plt Off N S Sennett  3 Sep 1939 Attached for Interrogation duties, later posted to HQ No 4 Group
Plt Off M A Harker  3 Sep 1939 Attached for Intelligence duties, later posted to HQ No 4 Group
Flt Lt J F Lewis  7 Sep 1939 Posted in for Operations Room duties
Plt Off G W A Webb  9 Sep 1939 Posted in for Operations Room duties
Sqn Ldr E A Slater 16 Sep 1939 Posted in for Equipment Staff duties
Plt Off A V W Cotter  8 Oct 1939 Attached for Interrogation duties
Wg Cdr (Retd) A W H James  9 Oct 1939 Posted to RAF Digby
Plt Off G W A Webb 12 Oct 1939 Reported for Operations duties
Sqn Ldr

Montagu D Ommanney

12 Oct 1939 Posted to the Air Ministry for duty with the Directorate of Operations (Home)
Fg Off G Milner 17 Oct 1939 RAFVR, posted to HQ No 13 Group
Flt Lt V S W Smyth 17 Oct 1939 Posted in for Signals duties
Flt Lt B W T Hare 19 Oct 1939 Reported for duty
Plt Off S N Giroux 19 Oct 1939 Reported for duty
Plt Off E R Ortner 21 Oct 1939 Confirmed in his appointment and promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off J R Pairman 21 Oct 1939 Confirmed in his appointment and promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off E Walker 21 Oct 1939 Confirmed in his appointment and promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off F J H Bacon 21 Oct 1939 Confirmed in his appointment and promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off G W A Webb 28 Oct 1939 Confirmed in his appointment and promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off E R Ortner 31 Oct 1939 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot
Flt Lt W E Casley  6 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr
Fg Off F J H Bacon  6 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Fg Off M A Harker  6 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr
Com Cdr E M Carby-Hall  6 Nov 1939 WAAF, posted in for administrative duties
Maj (Rtd) S Fairfield  8 Nov 1939 Appointed to a RAFVR Commission in the rank of Flt Lt
Plt Off R H Bacon  8 Nov 1939 RAFVR, posted in for general flying duties
Sqn Ldr W Pollock 17 Nov 1939 Posted in from the Air Ministry for Press duties
Plt Off G R Mason 21 Nov 1939 Posted in for Meteorological duties
Plt Off R A Barnwell 22 Nov 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off H J C Seymour 24 Nov 1939 Posted in
Plt Off J Field 24 Nov 1939 Posted in for Meteorological duties
Plt Off R H Bacon 24 Nov 1939 Proceeded to E&FTS, Prestwick for Flying Instructors' Course
Fg Off L A Lewis 29 Nov 1939 Posted in for duty with No 4 Group Communication Flight
Flt Lt B W T Hare  1 Dec 1939 Promoted to Sqn Ldr and assumed 'P' 2 duties
Sqn Ldr G F Humphries  1 Dec 1939 Relinquished 'P' 2 duties and assumed Operations Room duties
Sqn Ldr Howard Ford  4 Dec 1939 Posted to the Air Ministry
Plt Off O E Ward  5 Dec 1939 Posted in for 'P' 3 duties
Sqn Ldr

David J Waghorn

16 Dec 1939 Posted to A & AEE, RAF Boscombe Down

Source - No 4 Group ORB

Unit Movements May - Dec 1939

Unit Date Notes
RAF Finningley  1 Apr 1939 Transferred to HQ, No 5 Group
No 7 Sqn  1 Apr 1939 Transferred to HQ, No 5 Group
No 76 Sqn  1 Apr 1939 Transferred to HQ, No 5 Group
No 78 Sqn  3 Sep 1939 Dispersed to RAF Ternhill
No 102 Sqn  3 Sep 1939 Dispersed to RAF Cottam
No 97 Sqn  3 Sep 1939 Dispersed to RAF Shawbury
No 51 Sqn  3 Sep 1939 Dispersed to RAF York
No 166 Sqn  6 Sep 1939 Dispersed to RAF Benson
No 78 Sqn 16 Sep 1939 Returned to RAF Dishforth from RAF Ternhill
SHQ RAF Leconfield 17 Sep 1939 Moved to RAF Benson as Group Pool for No 4 Group but under the control of No 6 Group
No 97 Sqn 17 Sep 1939 Moved to RAF Benson as Group Pool for No 4 Group but under the control of No 6 Group
No 166 Sqn 17 Sep 1939 Remained at RAF Benson as Group Pool for No 4 Group but under the control of No 6 Group
SHQ RAF Leconfield 19 Sep 1939 Moved to RAF Abingdon as RAF Benson unsuitable for Whitleys
No 97 Sqn 19 Sep 1939 Moved to RAF Abingdon as RAF Benson unsuitable for Whitleys
No 166 Sqn 19 Sep 1939 Moved to RAF Abingdon as RAF Benson unsuitable for Whitleys
No 58 Sqn 30 Sep 1939 Moved temporarily to RAF Boscombe Down to undertake anti-submarine patrols
No 78 Sqn 15 Oct 1939 Moved to RAF Dishforth to RAF Linton-on-Ouse
No 51 Sqn 10 Dec 1939 Completed its move from RAF York to RAF Dishforth

Source - No 4 Group ORB

December 1939

Location Command Controlled
RAF Linton-on-Ouse Bomber Command
  • SHQ Dishforth

    • No 10 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 51 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Driffield

    • No 77 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 102 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ Leconfield

  • SHQ Linton-on-Ouse

    • No 78 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 58 (Bomber) Squadron*

*Temporarily at RAF Boscombe Down

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Arthur Coningham  3 Jul 1939 Air Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, DFC, AFC; later AM
Personal Appointment
Plt Off R A Barnwell 22 Jul 1939 Pilot and Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt

John J Breen

27 Nov 1937 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE; later AM
Wg Cdr F Wright 15 Aug 1939 Wg Cdr - Operations
Sqn Ldr

Montagu D Ommanney

 1 Jan 1938 Sqn Ldr - Intelligence; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Howard Ford 26 Aug 1939 Operations; later AVM
Flt Lt W E Casley  6 Jun 1939 Operations
Flt Lt B W T Hare 19 Oct 1939
Plt Off G W A Webb  8 Oct 1939
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr

John L Kirby

20 Sep 1938 Senior Administrative Staff Officer; later A/Cdre
Maj J A Theobalds  3 Oct 1938 Sqn Ldr - Organisation, Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry
Sqn Ldr G F Humphries 28 Apr 1938 Sqn Ldr - 'P'
Flt Lt J C Brice Flt Lt - 'P', RAFO
Plt Off E G Mattingley  5Oct 1939
Staffs of the Services
Armament
Sqn Ldr Noel H Fresson  3 Jul 1937 later A/Cdre
Engineer
Sqn Ldr H M G Parker 15 May 1939  
Navigation
Sqn Ldr

David J Waghorn

14 Mar 1938 later A/Cdre
Signals
Sqn Ldr H A Evans-Evans  7 Jun 1937  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr E A Slater 16 Sep 1939  
Medical
Wg Cdr C G J Nicholls 25 Aug 1939 Senior Medical Officer, MB, BCh
Meteorological
Mr R G Veryard   Senior Meteorological Officer, BSC

Miscellaneous Appointment

Flt Lt S Fairfield   Code and Cypher duties, MVO, RAFVR

Source - December 1939 Confidential Air Force List (Some of the changes for the month had not been incorporated in this edition)

Personnel Movements Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr E A Slater  1 Jan 1940 Promoted to Wg Cdr and posted to No 21 Aircraft Depot, AASF
Plt Off T H Tyler  4 Jan 1940 Posted in from RAF Scampton for Meteorological duties
Plt Off S N Giroux  5 Jan 1940 Promoted to Act Fg Off
Plt Off H J C Seymour  5 Jan 1940 Promoted to Act Fg Off
Plt Off O E Ward  5 Jan 1940 Promoted to Act Fg Off
Plt Off E G Mattingley  5 Jan 1940 Promoted to Act Fg Off
Plt Off J E E McLaren  6 Jan 1940 Posted in for Meteorological duties
Plt Off A H Hewitt  7 Jan 1940 Posted in from No 102 Sqn as Assistant Armament Officer
Lt Walford RN  8 Jan 1940 Attached as Naval Liaison Officer
Plt Off C H W Frost 31 Jan 1940 Reported for Intelligence duties
Plt Off G R Mason 31 Jan 1940 Reported for Meteorological duties from RAF Driffield
Plt Off J Field 31 Jan 1940 Reported for Meteorological duties from RAF Dishforth
Fg Off G W A Webb  2 Feb 1940 Posted to RAF Dishforth for Administrative duties
Plt Off S C Weir Rhodes  5 Feb 1940 Posted from RAF Dishforth for Codes and Cypher duties
Plt Off A V W Cotter  8 Feb 1940 Ceased to be attached for Interrogation duties and proceeded to the Air Ministry
Plt Off G F W Zimmer 10 Feb 1940 Posted in from the Air Ministry
Sqn Ldr W E Casley 15 Feb 1940 Posted to No 166 Sqn
Sqn Ldr J A P Harrison 15 Feb 1940 Posted in from No 78 Sqn as Sqn Ldr - Operations.
Plt Off J Field 21 Feb 1940 Posted to HQ, Air Component for Meteorological duties
Sqn Ldr C I Fry 22 Feb 1940 Posted in for Equipment Staff duties
Plt Off J Eston 28 Feb 1940 Posted in for Photographic duties
ASO N M Newton 28 Feb 1940 Posted in for Codes and Cypher duties
Gp Capt Leonard H Cockey 29 Feb 1940 Posted for duty as Senior Air Staff Officer
Fg Off S N Giroux  1 Mar 1940 Posted to No 400 Flight
Plt Off G R Mason  1 Mar 1940 Posted to No 2 RAF Component, RAF Benson
Plt Of H Hanks 26 Mar 1940 Posted in from the Meteorological College, London for Meteorological duties
Fg Off S N Giroux 28 Mar 1940 Posted from No 400 Flight for flying duties
Flt Lt V S W Smyth 29 Mar 1940 Posted to No 1 MU
Plt Off J D K Lloyd  1 Apr 1940 Posted in from Harrow for Intelligence duties
Plt Off J V Meyer  1 Apr 1940 Posted in from RAF Marham for Meteorological duties
Act Fg Off O E Ward  5 Apr 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Fg Off L Ottey  6 Apr 1940 Posted in on appointment to a commission
Plt Off G F W Zimmer 12 Apr 1940 Promoted to Act Fg Off
Sqn Ldr L M McCullagh 19 Apr 1940 Posted in from HQ Bomber Command for Medical duties
Sqn Ldr J A P Harrison 22 Apr 1940 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr
Wg Cdr C G J Nicholls 23 Apr 1940 Proceeded to No 1 RAF Depot pending posting
Plt Off G H Simms 26 Apr 1940 Posted in for Committee of Adjustment duties
Plt Off A H Hewitt 26 Apr 1940 Proceeded to RAF Manby
Maj S W Bell 28 Apr 1940 Posted in from the Air Ministry for Liaison duties
Plt Off N C Bennison 29 Apr 1940 Posted in for Training and Operations Room duties
Plt Off J D K Lloyd  1 May 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Fg Off
Sqn Ldr C F Sarsby  6 May 1940 Posted in from No 13 MU for Engineer duties
Lt Walford RN 13 May 1940 Ceased to be attached as Naval Liaison Officer and posted to Lee-on-Solent
Act Fg Off J R Pairman 13 May 1940 Attached to Air Ministry for Intelligence Course
Plt Off R W Johnson 14 May 1940 Posted in for DAPM duties
Wg Cdr H M G Parker 20 May 1940 Proceeded to No 14 OTU on posting
Plt Off N C Bennison 29 May 1940 Promoted to Act Fg Off
Wg Cdr F Wright 31 May 1940 Proceeded to RAF Horsham St Faith on posting
Plt Off T N Jones 31 May 1940 Reported for duty as Camp Commandant
Act Wg Cdr J A P Harrison  1 Jun 1940 Promoted to Temporary Wg Cdr
Act Fg Off J Eston  6 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Plt Off A M Thomson  8 Jun 1940 Attached from RAF Leeming for temporary Intelligence duties
Act Fg Off S N Giroux 10 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt
Fg Off L Ottey 10 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt
Plt Off L G Jonas 10 Jun 1940 Attached from No 2 Group for Photographic duties
Plt Off A M L Selby 14 Jun 1940 Posted from No 77 Sqn for flying duties
Act Flt Lt O E Ward 14 Jun 1940 Posted to No 70 Wing
Plt Off J B Sanderson 17 Jun 1940 Posted in from the Air Ministry as PA to AOC
Plt Off J Eston 20 Jun 1940 Attached for Photographic duties
Plt Off R A Barnwell 21 Jun 1940 Posted to No 77 Sqn for flying duties
Plt Off I R G Hutchings 22 Jun 1940 Posted in from No 1 RAF Depot for Chemical Warfare duties
Flt Lt E R Ortner 24 Jun 1939 Posted in from RAF Church Fenton for 'P' Staff duties
Plt Off A M Thomson 24 Jun 1940 Posted in from RAF Leeming for temporary Intelligence duties
Fg Off H A Thomas 26 Jun 1940 Posted in from No 98 Sqn as supernumerary for Signals duties
Sqn Ldr E Fletcher-Allen 26 Jun 1940 Attached from the Air Ministry for Press Liaison duties
Plt Off A Roman  1 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Fg Off
Plt Off P Feighan  3 Jul 1940 Posted in from No 11 OTU for Signals duties
Plt Off S C Weir Rhodes  8 Jul 1940 Posted to RAF Odiham for Codes and Cypher duties
Plt Off J R A Savidge  8 Jul 1940 Posted from RAF Leighton Buzzard for Codes and Cypher duties
Sqn Ldr G G A Williams  9 Jul 1940 Posted in from No 11 SoTT for Administrative duties with Permanent Court Martial
Wg Cdr J G Walser 10 Jul 1940 Posted in from No 1 RAF Depot for duties with Court Martial duties
Flt Lt R N H Noble 12 Jul 1940 Posted in for Legal duties
Act Flt Lt F J H Bacon 14 Jul 1940 Attached to RAF Leeming
Sqn Ldr H Elam 15 Jul 1940 Reported from JAG Office, London for temporary duty as Deputy Judge Advocate
ASO E F Harker 17 Jul 1940 Posted in from RAF Linton-on-Ouse for Codes and Cypher duties
Plt Off A M Thomson 26 Jul 1940 Posed to RAF Bramcote
Plt Off Sir F Nelson 31 Jul 1940 Attached from the Air Ministry
Flt Lt M K Carpendale  5 Aug 1940 Posted in from RAF Church Fenton duties with Permanent Court Martial
Fg Off H A Thomas  5 Aug 1940 Posted in from No 98 Sqn for Signals duties wef 26 Jun 1940
Plt Off J D K Lloyd  7 Aug 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt wef 1 Aug 1940
Wg Cdr J D Leahy 14 Aug 1940 Posted in from No 7 Group pending posting as Senior Medical Officer wef 11 Aug 1940
Wg Cdr J D Leahy 15 Aug 1940 Assumed duties of Senior Medical Officer
Act Wg Cdr L M McCullagh 14 Aug 1940 Posted to RAF Turnhouse for service as President of No 11 ACSB
Act Fg Off G F W Zimmer 15 Aug 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt wef 15 Jun 1940
Act Fg Off A Roman 19 Aug 1940 Attached to No 149 Sqn for Air Gunnery duties
Act Fg Off A Roman 23 Aug 1940 Relinquished acting rank of Fg Off on posting to No 149 Sqn wef 27 Jul 1940
Act Flt Lt J D K Lloyd 26 Aug 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt wef 1 Aug 1940
Wg Cdr V Harris 27 Aug 1940 Posted in from HQ BAFF for Air Staff - Operations duties
Plt Off The Hon S N De-Yarburgh Bateson 27 Aug 1940 Posted in from the Officers' School, Loughborough for 'P' Staff duties
Plt Off J KcK Anderson 31 Aug 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Fg Off
Plt Off D E I Clark 31 Aug 1940 Attached from No 102 Sqn for duty as Group Gunnery Officer wef 2 Aug 1940
Act Fg Off N C Bennison  2 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt
Sqn Ldr H Elam  4 Sep 1940 Posted in from Air Ministry having been attached
Plt Off P E Underwood  7 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt
Plt Off W J Shepherd 11 Sep 1940 Reported for duty from the Air Ministry
Plt Off W J Shepherd 12 Sep 1940 Proceeded to RAF Leeming
Act Flt Lt S N Giroux 13 Sep 1940 Relinquished rank of Act (unpaid) Flt Lt, reverting to Plt Off wef 3 Aug 1940
ASO Brase-Grant 16 Sep 1940 Posted in from WAAF Officers School, Reading for Codes and Cypher duties
Plt Off D E I Clark 21 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt
Act Fg Off J G B Hutchings 23 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt wef 21 Sep 1940
ASO V Glaves 22 Sep 1940 Posted in from WAAF Officers School, Reading for Codes and Cypher duties
Flt Lt R N H Noble 24 Sep 1940 Posted to Dept of Judge Advocate General, Air Ministry
Plt Off B Ward 25 Sep 1940 Reported for duty from Directorate of Intelligence, Air Ministry
Flt Lt J F Lewis 26 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Sqn Ldr
Plt Off B Ward 27 Sep 1940 Attached to RAF Dishforth
Sqn Ldr I C Jackson 27 Sep 1940 Posted in from No 7 B & GS for Armament duties
Act Fg Off N C Bennison 30 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt wef 31 Aug 1940
Plt Off H Lazelle  2 Oct 1940 Posted to No 8 SFTS for flying duties
Sqn Ldr Noel H Fresson  3 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Dishforth to command No 51 Sqn
A/Cdre Arthur Coningham  4 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) AVM wef 12 Sep 1940
Plt Off B Ward  4 Oct 1940 Posted to Air Ministry for duty with AI2(b)
Act Sqn Ldr K B F Smith  4 Oct 1940 Posted to No 58 Sqn for flying duties
Plt Off J R A Savidge  6 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Bramcote for Codes and Cypher duties wef 29 Sep 1940
Flt Lt J B B Atherton  5 Oct 1940 Posted in from RAF Linton-on-Ouse for Intelligence duties
Plt Off H J C Seymour  8 Oct 1940 Proceeded to RAF Linton-on-Ouse for Intelligence duties wef 5 Oct 1940
Plt Off D E I Clark 14 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt wef 21 Sep 1940
Flt Lt E R Ortner 15 Oct 1940 Reposted for Air Staff duties wef 8 Oct 1940
Flt Lt S Fairfield 15 Oct 1940 Reposted for 'P' Staff duties wef 8 Oct 1940
Act Flt Lt P E Underwood 15 Oct 1940 Reposted as Security Officer wef 23 Jul 1940
Gp Capt Andrew MacGregor 17 Oct 1940 Reported for duty as Senior Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr D Grant 17 Oct 1940 Attached for Press Liaison duties
Gp Capt Leonard H Cockey 19 Oct 1940 Posted to HQ No 7 Group pending assuming command
Act Flt Lt J G B Hutchings 20 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt wef 21 Sep 1940
Plt Off W Taylor 22 Oct 1940 Posted in for PT Instructor duties
Plt Off G M Sorley 23 Oct 1940 Posted in for Intelligence duties
Plt Off W E McVicar 23 Oct 1940 Attached for duty and attached to RAF Leeming in for Intelligence duties
Sqn Ldr D Grant 25 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached for Press Liaison duties
Plt Off The Hon S N De-Yarburgh Bateson 26 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Fg Off
Act Flt Lt H S H O'Conor 30 Oct 1940 Attached to RAF Topcliffe for Medical duties
Sqn Ldr G G A Williams 31 Oct 1940 Reverted to the Retired List
Fg Off E R Ortner  2 Nov 1940 Re-promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt wef 8 Oct 1940 on discharge from hospital
Act Flt Off B P Derrick  2 Nov 1940 Posted in from WAAF Depot, Harrogate for Staff duties
Act Flt Lt N C Bennison  2 Nov 1940 Posed to RAF Leeming as Duty Pilot
Act Flt Lt N C Bennison  2 Nov 1940 Relinquished acting rank of Flt Lt, reverting to Plt Off
Plt Off J B Sanderson  2 Nov 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt wef 1 Aug 1940
Plt Off A Kraus  4 Nov 1940 Posted in from the Air Ministry for Meteorological duties
Plt Off The Hon S N De-Yarburgh Bateson  5 Nov 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Fg Off wef 27 Sep 1940
Wg Cdr

John L Kirby

 5 Nov 1940 Posted to RAF Waddington as OC
Flt Off E M Carby-Hall  5 Nov 1940 WAAF, posted to HQ Maintenance Command for Staff duties
Act Wg Cdr G F Humphries  6 Nov 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Wg Cdr
Plt Off F Wiltshaw  6 Nov 1940 Posted in from the Air Ministry for temporary duty on 'K' sites
Sqn Ldr P R Beare  8 Nov 1940 Posted from No 102 Sqn for Operations Room duties
Wg Cdr J A P Harrison  8 Nov 1940 Posted to A & AEE for flying duties
Wg Cdr J J A Sutton 10 Nov 1940 Posted from No 58 Sqn for duty as Air Operations 1
Wg Cdr V Harris 10 Nov 1940 Proceeded to Glasgow on posting to the Special Duty List for loan to the Turkish Government
Act Fg Off H A Thomas 11 Nov 1940 Posted to RAF St Athan pending posting to Takoradi
Act Sqn Ldr S N H Phillips 10 Nov 1940 Posted from Air Ministry for Court Martial duties
Plt Off G Crichton 16 Nov 1940 Posted to HQ Bomber Command on ceasing to be attached
Plt Off J B Sanderson 23 Nov 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt wef 1 Aug 1940
Act Flt Lt P E Underwood 23 Nov 1940 Posted to CFS for No 16 Flying Instructors Course
Act Flt Lt P E Underwood 23 Nov 1940 Relinquished acting rank of Flt Lt, reverting to Fg Off
Plt Off F G Ferris 24 Nov 1940 Attached from the RAF Mildenhall for temporary duty on 'K' sites
Plt Off C H Schofield 28 Nov 1940 Attached from the Air Ministry for temporary duty as Press Liaison Officer
Act Wg Cdr G F Humphries 30 Nov 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Wg Cdr wef 6 Nov 1940
Plt Off W Taylor 21 Nov 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Fg Off
Sqn Ldr C I Fry  1 Dec 1940 Promoted to Temporary Wg Cdr
Act Sqn Ldr F J W Firth  7 Dec 1940 Posted in from RAF Topcliffe as Group Intelligence Officer
Act Flt Lt H S H O'Conor 10 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached and posted to RAF Topcliffe for Medical duties
Fg Off I G Lennox 11 Dec 1940 Posted in from RAF Driffield for Medical duties and attached to RAF Dishforth
Act Flt Off B P Derrick 16 Dec 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Sqn Off wef 4 Nov 1940
Act Sqn Ldr S N H Phillips 16 Dec 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Sqn Ldr wef 3 Nov 1940
Plt Off J V Meyer 16 Dec 1940 Posted to the Middle East
Plt Off S N Giroux 16 Dec 1940 Confirmed in his appointment and promoted to Fg Off wef 19 Oct 1940
Sqn Ldr F Pyle 17 Dec 1940 Posted to the Special Duty List for service with Inter Services Research Bureau
Plt Off A W L Burke 27 Dec 1940 Posted in from HQ Bomber Command for Armament duties and attached to RAF Linton
Plt Off B C Chisholm 27 Dec 1940 Posted in from HQ Bomber Command for Armament duties and attached to RAF Linton
Wg Cdr J G Walser 27 Dec 1940 Posted to No 16 MU for Administrative duties
Wg Cdr W J H Lindley 27 Dec 1940 Posted in from No 106 Sqn for Court Martial duties
Plt Off A Kraus 28 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF Aldergrove pending posting
Plt Off B C Chisholm 29 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Linton and attached to RAF Dishforth
Plt Off V Rabagliati 30 Dec 1940 Posted in from SDL, RNAS Lee-on-Solent
Plt Off V Rabagliati 30 Dec 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt
Plt Off F G Ferris 30 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached on proceeding to RAF Finningley

Source - No 4 Group ORB

Unit Movements Jan - Dec 1940

Unit Date Notes
No 58 Sqn 15 Feb 1940 Completed its move from RAF Boscombe Down to RAF Linton-on-Ouse
HQ No 4 Group  7 Apr 1940 Moved from RAF Linton-on-Ouse to Heslington Hall, York.
RAF Kinloss 20 Apr 1940 Taken over by No 4 Group with squadrons and personnel moving in from RAF Driffield
RAF Kinloss xx xxx 1940 Handed over by No 4 Group with squadrons and personnel moving back to RAF Driffield
RAF Leeming  3 Jun 1940 Opening up party arrived at the station
No 10 Sqn 11 Jul 1940 Moved from RAF Dishforth to RAF Leeming
No 78 Sqn 15 Jul 1940 Moved from RAF Linton-on-Ouse to RAF Dishforth
No 102 Sqn 26 Aug 1940 Moved from RAF Driffield to RAF Leeming
No 4 Sqn 27 Aug 1940 Moved from RAF Linton-on-Ouse to RAF York
No 77 Sqn 28 Aug 1940 Moved from RAF Driffield to RAF Linton-on-Ouse using Tholthorpe as a satellite
Half of No 102 Sqn  1 Sep 1940 Moved from RAF Leeming to RAF Prestwick
Remainder of No 102 Sqn  3 Sep 1940 Moved from RAF Leeming to RAF Prestwick and transferred to control of No 15 Group
No 77 Sqn  5 Oct 1940 Moved from RAF Linton-on-Ouse to RAF Topcliffe
No 102 Sqn 10 Oct 1940 Proceeded from RAF Prestwick to RAF Linton-on-Ouse on transfer back to No 4 Group
No 102 Sqn 15 Nov 1940 Completed its move from RAF Linton-on-Ouse to RAF Topcliffe

Source - No 4 Group ORB

June 1941

Location Command Controlled
RAF Linton-on-Ouse Bomber Command
  • SHQ Dishforth

    • No 51 Squadron

  • SHQ Driffield

    • No 104 Squadron

    • No 405 Squadron RCAF

    • No 2 Blind Approach Training Flight

  • SHQ Linton-on-Ouse

    • No 35 Squadron

    • No 58 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Leeming

    • No 10 Squadron

    • No 76 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Middleton St George

    • No 78 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Topcliffe

    • No 77 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 102 (Bomber) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Arthur Coningham  3 Jul 1939 Air Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, DFC, AFC; later AM
Air Staff
Gp Capt Andrew MacGregor 19 Nov 1940 Senior Air Staff Officer, MBE, DFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr G F Humphries 28 Apr 1938  
Wg Cdr J J A Sutton  7 Nov 1940 DFC
Wg Cdr John N H Whitworth 14 Feb 1941  DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt J F Lewis  2 Sep 1939
Flt Lt P R Beare  7 Nov 1940 DFC
Flt Lt F G W Firth  4 Dec 1940
Flt Lt R K Wildey 14 Apr 1941 DFC
Fg Off M A Harker  3 Sep 1939  
Plt Off E G Mattingley  5 Oct 1939
Plt Off J M K Anderson 23 Jun 1940 MC
Plt Off The Hon S N de Yarburgh-Bateson  3 Oct 1940
Plt Off J B Atherton  3 Jan 1941
Plt Off G M Sorley  3 Jan 1941
Plt Off G P Fenwick 15 Mar 1941
Personnel Staff
Lt Col J A Theobalds  3 Oct 1938 Senior Administrative Staff Officer, Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry
Flt Lt B W T Hare 19 Oct 1939
Flt Lt S Fairfield  8 Oct 1940 Personnel Duties, MVO
Plt Off J G B Hutchings 22 Jun 1940
Plt Off G H Simms 30 Apr 1940
Plt Off R  W Johnson  1 Jun 1940
Plt Off G W Hickson 12 Feb 1941
Plt Off K S Wood 12 Feb 1941
Plt Off E F A Campbell 17 Mar 1941
Plt Off F N la F Flint  2 Apr 1941
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Fg Off M M Fleming 20 Fe 1941 DFC
Engineer
Sqn Ldr C F Sarsby  6 May 1940  
Fg Off G H Wass  1 May 1941  
Signals
Wg Cdr H A Evans-Evans  7 Jun 1937  
Fg Off L Ottey  6 Apr 1940  
Plt Off P Feighan  3 Jul 1940  
Armament
Sqn Ldr T M Buchannan 25 Mar 1941  
Fg Off D E L Clark  2 Aug 1940  
Photography
Fg Off L G Jonas 30 Jun 1940  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr V C Harvey  1 May 1941 MC, DCM
Plt Off R F L Palmer  2 May 1940  
Medical
Sqn Ldr E Donovan  7 Apr 1941 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB
Fg Off A Russell  5 Apr 1941 MB, BS, BHy, DPH
Physical Training
Plt Off W Taylor 22 Oct 1940  
Meteorological
Mr R G Veryard   Senior Meteorological Officer, BSc

Miscellaneous Appointments

Maj D de M Carey 28 Apr 1940 Royal Artillery
Flt Lt K G J Wakefield 19 Mar 1941  
Plt Off G C L Brigham 28 Feb 1941 Camp Commandant
Plt Off E J Wenham  7 Mar 1941  
Plt Off A M Phillips 24 Mar 1941  

Source - June 1941 Confidential Air Force List

It moved to Heslington Hall, York University on 7 April 1940.

July 1942

Location Command Controlled
Heslington Hall, York University, RAF York Bomber Command
  • SHQ Driffield

    • No 1484 (Gunnery) Flight

    • No 1502 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

  • SHQ Linton-on-Ouse

    • No 35 Squadron

    • No 158 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Leeming

    • No 10 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Marston moor

  • SHQ RAF Middleton St George

    • No 76 Squadron

    • No 78 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 1516 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

  • SHQ RAF Pocklington

    • No 405 Squadron RCAF

  • SHQ RAF Topcliffe

    • No 102 (Bomber) Squadron

    • No 1512 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Act AVM Charles R Carr 26 Jul 1941 Air Officer Commanding, CBE, DFC, AFC; later AM
Air Staff
Gp Capt William A D Brook 18 May 1942 Senior Air Staff Officer; later AVM
Wg Cdr G F Humphries 28 Apr 1938  
Wg Cdr A V Sawyer 31 Dec 1941 DFC
Sqn Ldr R K Wildey 14 Apr 1941 DFC
Sqn Ldr F G W Firth  4 Dec 1940  
Sqn Ldr J Collier 21 Jul 1941 DFC
Flt Lt A H Day 16 Mar1942
Flt Lt G K Lawrence  6 Sep 1941 DFC
Fg Off J M K Anderson 23 Jun 1940 MC
Fg Off R A V Britnell  2 Jul 1941
Fg Off The Hon S N de Yarburgh-Bateson 27 Aug 1940  
Fg Off G M Sorley  3 Jan 1941 OBE
Fg Off F N la F Flint  2 Apr 1941
Fg Off G Clapperton 10 Feb 1942  
Plt Off H Hawton 29 Sep 1941
Plt Off G P Fenwick 15 Mar 1941
Plt Off W H Dotesio 28 Oct 1941
Plt Off L B Francis 28 Dec 1941
Plt Off J C Allan 29 Nov 1941
Plt Off H Hall 29 Nov 1941
Personnel Staff
Flt Lt J G B Hutchings  1 Oct 1941 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Flt Lt C S Dawson 13 Oct 1941
Flt Lt E J Wing 13 Jan 1942
Flt Lt E A Grant 15 May 1941
Flt Lt F C Wiltshaw 13 Oct 1941
Plt Off C G Coleman  1 Dec 1941
Plt Off C Taylor 23 Mar 1942
Plt Off A Macdonald  1 Apr 1942
Plt Off L J Walter  1 Apr 1942
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Fg Off E H Bagnald 16 Feb 1942 DFC
Engineer
Fg Off G H Wass  1 May 1941  
Signals
Wg Cdr H Walker  9 Jan 1942  
Plt Off A Fry 21 Feb 1942  
Armament
Wg Cdr K A Merritt 29 May 1942  
Fg Off A D Webb 28 Mar1942 DFC
Photography
Fg Off J E Brown 17 Mar1942 MBE
Equipment
Sqn Ldr V C Harvey  1 May 1941 MC, DCM
Medical
Sqn Ldr W D Peock 29 Nov 1941 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB
Chaplains
Rev J A Jagoe 18 Nov 1941  
Rev J R Appleyard 18 Nov 1941  
Meteorological
Mr R G Veryard   Senior Meteorological Officer, BSc
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off Baroness E de Serclaes 23 Mar 1942 WAAF
RAF Regiment
 Lt Col G Ames 23 Feb 1942 MC, TD

Miscellaneous Appointments

Wg Cdr J W Lissett 12 Feb 1942  
Flt Lt R W S Winter 10 Nov 1941  
Flt Lt J R Pairman 27 Oct 1941  
Fg Off R C Smylie  2 Jan 1942 DFM
Fg Off R M Buchan 14 May 1942  
Fg Off J Judd 17 Nov 1941 MC

Source - July 1942 Confidential Air Force List

December 1943

Location Command Controlled
Heslington Hall, York University, RAF York Bomber Command

No 41 Base - Marston Moor

  • Station HQ

  • No 1652 Conversion Unit

  • SHQ RAF Riccall

    • No 1658 Conversion Unit

  • SHQ RAF Rufforth

    • No 1663 Conversion Unit

No 42 Base - Pocklington

  • Station HQ

  • No 102 (Bomber) Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Elvington

    • No 77 Squadron

    • No 4 Group Communication Flight

  • SHQ RAF Melbourne

    • No 10 Squadron

No 43 Base - Driffield

  • Station HQ

  • No 4 Group Servicing Section

  • SHQ RAF Leconfield

    • No 466 Squadron RAAF

    • No 1484 Flight

  • SHQ RAF Lissett

    • No 158 Squadron

  • SHQ Snaith

    • No 51 Squadron

    • Satellite - Burn

  • SHQ RAF Holme (on Spalding Moor)

    • No 76 Squadron

    • No 1520 Flight

    • Satellite - Breighton

      • No 78 Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Charles R Carr 26 Jul 1941 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, DFC, AFC; later AM
Air Staff
A/Cdre William A D Brook 18 May 1942 Senior Air Staff Officer; later AVM
Wg Cdr G B Warner  1 Aug 1943 DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr G Clapperton 10 Feb 1942 DFC
Sqn Ldr F G W Firth  4 Dec 1940  
Sqn Ldr Sir I W H Thomson 10 Sep 1943
Sqn Ldr R A V Britnell  1 Dec1942  
Sqn Ldr G Mawer 25 Feb 1943
Sqn Ldr V D Knox 20 Apr 1943  
Sqn Ldr Lord Deramore  1 Dec 1942  
Maj T F S Southgate 10 Feb 1943  
Personnel Staff
Gp Capt F H D Henwood 30 Aug 1943 Officer i/c Administration, DFC
Sqn Ldr C Butler 18 Aug 1943 Personnel
Sqn Ldr R R Knight 24 Mar 1943 Organisation, MBE
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr J H Robinson  5 Apr 1943 DFC
Engineer
Wg Cdr V C Jarvis  9 Feb 1943  
Signals
Wg Cdr H Walker  9 Jan 1942 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr N A Burges 27 May 1943  
Armament
Sqn Ldr A J Handley 15 Feb 1943  
Equipment
Wg Cdr J P Cody 27 Jul 1943 Senior Equipment Staff Officer
Photography
Sqn Ldr J E Brown 10 May 1943 MBE
Medical
Sqn Ldr W D Peock 29 Nov 1941 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB
Meteorological
Mr J L Galloway   Senior Meteorological Officer, MA, BSc
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off R M Bradshaw 23 Apr 1943 WAAF
RAF Regiment
 Lt Col J W Johnson 12 Aug 1942
Sqn Ldr F N la F Flint 23 Feb 1942

Miscellaneous Appointments

Wg Cdr A J Butler 15 Jul 1943 SCM, OBE, MC, AFC
Sqn Ldr J A McGlley  6 Jan 1943 SCM
Sqn Ldr E Mason-Lewis 17 Jun 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr A J Putnam 17 Jun 1943  
Sqn Ldr W H Crittle 15 Jul 1943  

Source - December 1943 Confidential Air Force List

June 1944

Location Command Controlled
Heslington Hall, York University, RAF York Bomber Command

No 41 Base - Marston Moor

  • Station HQ

  • No 1652 Conversion Unit

  • RAF Station - Acaster Malbis

  • RAF Station - Riccall

    • No 1658 Conversion Unit

  • RAF Station - Rufforth

    • No 1663 Conversion Unit

No 42 Base - Pocklington

  • Station HQ

  • No 102 (Bomber) Squadron

  • RAF Station - Elvington

    • No 346 (Free French) Squadron

    • No 4 Group Communication Flight

  • RAF Station - Full Sutton

    • No 77 Squadron

No 43 Base - Driffield

  • Station HQ

  • No 4 Group Servicing Section

  • RAF Station -  Leconfield

    • No 466 Squadron RAAF

    • No 640 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Lissett

    • No 158 Squadron

No 44 Base - Holme (on Spalding Moor)

  • Station HQ

  • No 76 Squadron

  • No 1689 Flight

  • RAF Station - Breighton

    • No 78 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Melbourne

    • No 10 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Snaith

    • No 51 Squadron

    • Satellite - Burn

      • No 578 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Carnaby

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Charles R Carr 26 Jul 1941 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, DFC, AFC; later AM
Air Staff
A/Cdre William A D Brook 18 May 1942 Senior Air Staff Officer; later AVM
Wg Cdr G B Warner  1 Aug 1943 DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr G Clapperton 10 Feb 1942 DFC
Sqn Ldr F G W Firth  4 Dec 1940  
Sqn Ldr Sir I W H Thomson 10 Sep 1943
Sqn Ldr R A V Britnell  1 Dec1942  
Sqn Ldr V D Knox 20 Apr 193
Sqn Ldr Lord Deramore  1 Dec 1942  
Sqn Ldr G M Sorley 21 Apr 19442 OBE
Sqn Ldr L B Reynolds 21 Apr 19442  
Maj T F S Southgate 10 Feb 1943  
Personnel Staff
Gp Capt F H D Henwood 30 Aug 1943 Officer i/c Administration, DFC
Sqn Ldr C Butler 18 Aug 1943 Personnel
Sqn Ldr R R Knight 24 Mar 1943 Organisation, MBE
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr J H Robinson  5 Apr 1943 DFC
Engineer
Wg Cdr V C Jarvis  9 Feb 1943 OBE
Signals
Wg Cdr H Walker  9 Jan 1942 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr N A Burges 27 May 1943  
Sqn Ldr J M Pearson 10 Jan 1944  
Armament
Sqn Ldr A J Handley 15 Feb 1943  
Equipment
Wg Cdr J P Cody 27 Jul 1943 Senior Equipment Staff Officer
Photography
Sqn Ldr J E Brown 10 May 1943 MBE
Medical
Sqn Ldr W D Peock 29 Nov 1941 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB
Educational
Mr K R Pilling  8 Apr 1944 MA, LLB
Meteorological
Mr J L Galloway   Senior Meteorological Officer, MA, BSc
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off R M Bradshaw 23 Apr 1943 WAAF
RAF Regiment
 Lt Col J W Johnson 12 Aug 1942
Sqn Ldr F N la F Flint 23 Feb 1942

Miscellaneous Appointments

Wg Cdr F C Rowland 29 Feb 1944  
Wg Cdr A J Butler 15 Jul 1943 SCM, OBE, MC, AFC
Sqn Ldr N Harper 21 Mar 1944 SCM
Sqn Ldr E M Lewis 17 Jun 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr A J Putnam 17 Jun 1943  
Sqn Ldr W H Crittle 15 Jul 1943  
Sqn Ldr D F King 21 Sep 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr A G Edwards 20 Jan 1944 DFC

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

It was transferred to the control of Transport Command on 8 May 1945 as No 5 (Transport) Group.

June 1945

Location Command Controlled
Heslington Hall, York University, RAF York Transport Command

No 42 Base - Pocklington

  • Station HQ

  • No 102 (Bomber) Squadron

  • RAF Station - Elvington

    • No 346 (Free French) Squadron

    • No 347 (Free French) Squadron

    • No 4 Group Communication Flight

  • RAF Station - Full Sutton

    • No 77 Squadron

No 43 Base - Driffield

  • Station HQ

  • No 466 Squadron RAAF

  • RAF Station -  Leconfield

    • No 51 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Lissett

    • No 158 Squadron

No 44 Base - Holme (on Spalding Moor)

  • Station HQ

  • No 76 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Breighton

    • No 78 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Melbourne

    • No 10 Squadron

  • RAF Station - Snaith

    • Satellite - Burn

  • RAF Station - Carnaby

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Hugh S P Walmsley 18 May 1945 Air Officer Commanding, CB, CBE, MC, DFC; later ACM
Air Staff
A/Cdre George A Walker 12 Feb 1945 Senior Air Staff Officer, CBE, DSO, DFC, ADC; later ACM
Wg Cdr G B Warner  1 Aug 1943 DFC, AFC
Wg Cdr G Clapperton 10 Feb 1942 DFC
Wg Cdr F G W Firth  4 Dec 1940  
Sqn Ldr Sir I W H Thomson 10 Sep 1943
Sqn Ldr R A V Britnell  1 Dec1942  
Sqn Ldr V D Knox 20 Apr 193 DFC
Sqn Ldr Lord Deramore  1 Dec 1942  
Sqn Ldr G M Sorley 21 Apr 19442 OBE
Sqn Ldr L B Reynolds 21 Apr 19442 DFC
Maj T F S Southgate 10 Feb 1943  
Personnel Staff
Gp Capt F H D Henwood 30 Aug 1943 Officer i/c Administration, DFC
Sqn Ldr C Butler 18 Aug 1943 Personnel
Sqn Ldr R R Knight 24 Mar 1943 Organisation, MBE
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr J H Robinson  5 Apr 1943 DFC
Engineer
Wg Cdr V C Jarvis  9 Feb 1943 OBE
Sqn Ldr B V Humphrey 12 May 1944  
Signals
Wg Cdr H Walker  9 Jan 1942 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr J M Pearson 10 Jan 1944  
Armament
Wg Cdr A J Handley 15 Feb 1943  
Equipment
Wg Cdr J P Cody 27 Jul 1943 Senior Equipment Staff Officer
Medical
Sqn Ldr W D Peock 29 Nov 1941 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB
Educational
Mr W Wilson 25 Oct 1944 BEng, RAFVR
Meteorological
Wg Cdr J L Galloway 11 Sep 1944 Senior Meteorological Officer, MA, BSc
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off N M Holland 18 Oct 1944 WAAF
RAF Regiment
 Lt Col J W Johnson 12 Aug 1942
Sqn Ldr F N la F Flint 23 Feb 1942

Miscellaneous Appointments

Wg Cdr F C Rowland 29 Feb 1944  
Wg Cdr A J Butler 15 Jul 1943 SCM, OBE, MC, AFC
Sqn Ldr N Harper 21 Mar 1944 SCM
Sqn Ldr A J Putnam 17 Jun 1943  
Sqn Ldr W H Crittle 15 Jul 1943  
Sqn Ldr D F King 21 Sep 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr A G Edwards 20 Jan 1944 DFC
Sqn Ldr J McCloy 19 Jun 1944 DFC

Source - June 1945 Confidential Air Force List

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