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No 75 Wing Personnel, units and locations


It was reformed at Boscombe Down on 24 August 1939 as No 75 (Bomber) Wing from SHQ Boscombe Down as part of the First Echelon, Advanced Air Striking Force, comprising Nos 88 and 218 Squadrons with Battles.

Personnel Movements 1939

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Gp Capt Archibald H Wann

24 Aug 1939

Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr E J D Routh 24 Aug 1939 Operations
Sqn Ldr F H Worlledge 24 Aug 1939 Intelligence (Attached?)
Flt Lt W L Whitlock 24 Aug 1939 Wing Adjutant
Sqn Ldr F H Worlledge  1 Sep 1939 Posted in for Intelligence duties
Gp Capt Archibald H Wann

 2 Sep 1939

Departed from Boscombe Down by civil aircraft for Auberive
Sqn Ldr R Thorpe

 2 Sep 1939

Medical Officer, departed from Boscombe Down by civil aircraft for Auberive
Fg Off W J Macken

 2 Sep 1939

Armament Officer, departed from Boscombe Down by civil aircraft for Auberive
Plt Off E L Macro

 2 Sep 1939

Departed from Boscombe Down by civil aircraft for Auberive
  46 x Other Ranks

 2 Sep 1939

Departed from Boscombe Down by civil aircraft for Auberive
Sqn Ldr F H Worlledge  2 Sep 1939 Led Forward Party of 96 airmen to France by sea
Flt Lt W L Whitlock 10 Sep 1939 Wing Adjutant, arrived a Auberive by air from Boscombe Down
Fg Off H G H Copeland 10 Sep 1939 Wing Signals Officer, arrived a Auberive by air from Boscombe Down
Fg Off E A Johnstone 13 Sep 1939 Attached from HQ AASF for temporary duty
Plt Off Lord Waleran  4 Dec 1939 Posted in for duty as additional Assistant Intelligence Officer
Flt Lt J F Sanders 14 Dec 1939 Attached to No 218 Sqn for duty as Intelligence Officer
Plt Off Lord Waleran 14 Dec 1939 Attached to No 88 Sqn for duty as Intelligence Officer
Sqn Ldr J F Sandow 26 Dec 1939 Attached from No 2 Medical Receiving Station

Source - No 75 Wing ORB

Unit Composition and Movements 1939

Unit Date Notes
No 75 Wing comprising: -
  • Wing HQ
  • Operations Room
  • Equipment Section
  • Signals Section
  • Workshops
  • No 88 (Bomber) Sqn
  • No 218 (Bomber) Sqn
24 Aug 1939 Mobilised
No 88 Sqn  2 Sep 1939 Moved to Auberive
No 218 Sqn  2 Sep 1939 Moved to Auberive
No 88 Sqn 12 Sep 1939 Moved from Auberive to Mourmelon
No 88 Sqn  1 Oct 1939 Moved from Mourmelon to Baconnes
HQ No 75 Wing  6 Oct 1939 Completed move from Auberive to St Hilaire

Source - No 75 Group ORB

Personnel Movements 1940

Rank Name

Date

Notes
Sqn Ldr R Thorpe

 7 Jan 1940

Medical Officer, absorbed into Home Establishment
Flt Lt E A Gudgeon 15 Jan 1940 Reported for duty (attached?)
Flt Lt E A Gudgeon 21 Jan 1940 Posted in from RAF Abingdon for Medical duties
Sqn Ldr J F Sandow 16 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 2 Medical Receiving Station
Fg Off B S Ambrose 20 Jan 1940 Posted to No 1 Servicing Flight as Adjutant
Fg Off M A Rhys-Price 20 Jan 1940 Posted to No 1 Servicing Flight for Administrative duties
Flt Lt W G Holdsworth 22 Jan 1940 Attached from No 2 Medical Receiving Station
Flt Lt E A Gudgeon 23 Jan 1940 Admitted to No 1 Medical Receiving Station
Flt Lt E A Gudgeon 23 Jan 1940 Transferred from No 1 Medical Receiving Station to No 4 Casualty Clearing Station
Sqn Ldr E J D Routh  2 Feb 1940 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr
Flt Lt W L Whitlock  2 Feb 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr
Fg Off A R Clark  2 Feb 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Fg Off H G H Copeland  2 Feb 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Fg Off W J Macken  2 Feb 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Fg Off G S Airey  2 Feb 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Fg Off C L Atkinson  2 Feb 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Act Fg Off Lord Waleran  2 Feb 1940 Posted to No 88 Sqn for Intelligence duties
Fg Off J T Burrows  2 Feb 1940 Posted to No 88 Sqn for Medical duties
Plt Off E L Macro  2 Feb 1940 Posted to No 88 Sqn for Equipment duties
Plt Off Lord Waleran  3 Mar 1940 Promoted to Act Fg Off whilst filing vacancy of Flt Lt/Fg Off Intelligence, No 88 Sqn
Fg Off E A Johnstone  8 Apr 1940 Ceased to be attached from HQ AASF on posting to the Air Ministry
Flt Lt H E Bethell 16 Apr 1940 Equipment Officer, promoted to Sqn Ldr
Fg Off G Hutchinson 17 Apr 1940 Medical Officer, attached from No 2 Medical Receiving Station
Fg Off G Hutchinson 29 May 1940 Medical Officer, posted to No 21 Aircraft Depot Pool
Flt Lt J St G Polson 31 May 1940 Medical Officer, posted in from No 1 Medical Receiving Station

Source - No 75 Wing ORB

Unit Movements 1939

Unit Date Notes
No 139 Sqn 10 Feb 1940 Transferred to the control of No 75 Wing
No 103 Sqn 16 Feb 1940 Transferred to the control of No 75 Wing
No 88 Sqn 16 May 1940 Moved to Les Grande Chappelles
No 103 Sqn 16 May 1940 Moved to St Lucien Ferme
No 218 Sqn 16 May 1940 Moved to St Lucien Ferme
No 150 Wing 16 May 1940 Moved to Pouan
HQ No 75 Wing 16 May 1940 Moved to Mery-sur-Seine
No 218 Sqn Personnel 21 May 1940 Moved to No 2 Base Area, Nantes
HQ No 75 Wing  3 Jun 1940 Moved to Chateau Rocheux near Freteval
No 88 Sqn  3 Jun 1940 Moved to Herbouville
No 103 Sqn  3 Jun 1940 Moved to Herbouville
No 150 Sqn  3 Jun 1940 Moved to Houssay and transferred to No 76 Wing
HQ No 75 Wing 13 Jun 1940 Departed Chateau Rocheux in convoy
No 88 Sqn 13 Jun 1940 Moved to Nantes
No 103 Sqn 13 Jun 1940 Moved to Nantes
No 88 Sqn 14 Jun 1940 Departed Houssay and moved to RAF Driffield via RAF Abingdon
HQ No 75 Wing 14 Jun 1940 Arrived Chateau Bougon, Nantes
No 103 Sqn 15 Jun 1940 Departed Singe and moved to RAF Honington
HQ No 75 Wing 15 Jun 1940 Departed Chateau Bougon, Nantes for Brest
HQ No 75 Wing 16 Jun 1940 Arrived in Brest and embarked on SS Vienna
HQ No 75 Wing 17 Jun 1940 Disembarked from SS Vienna and proceeded to RAF Locking by rail
HQ No 75 Wing 18 Jun 1940 Moved from RAF Locking to RAF Scampton by rail
HQ No 75 Wing 26 Jun 1940 Moved from RAF Scampton to Liverpool by rail and embarked on SS Tynwald
HQ No 75 Wing 27 Jun 1940 Departed from Liverpool on SS Tynwald for Belfast via the Isle of Man
HQ No 75 Wing 27 Jun 1940 Arrived at RAF Sydenham

Source - No 75 Group ORB

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