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    Default 148 & 149 Wings, and 85 Grp Locations for Specific Dates...?

    Hi all

    Can anyone assist me with the locations of the following units on the dates specified, please?

    149 Airfield, 1 Mar 44
    149 Wg, 85 Grp, 2 TAF, 16 Jan 45
    85 Grp Comms Sqn, 2 TAF, 24 Mar 45
    148 Wg, 85 Grp, 16 May 45
    85 Grp Comms Sqn, 2 TAF, 16 Jun 45

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    Steve
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    Default Re: 148 & 149 Wings, and 85 Grp Locations for Specific Dates...?

    Hi Steve,

    From Sturtivants Flying Training & support units...

    149 Airfield, 1 Mar 44 -- !49 Airfield Headquarters formed 1.3.44 at Castle Camps in 25 Wing, 85 Group.

    149 Wing, 85 Group, 16.1.45 -- moved to B.48 Amiens 20.9.44. No further moves given.

    85 Group Comms Sqn, 2nd TAF 24 Mar 45 and 16 Jun 45 -- moved to B.61 Ghent/St Denis Westrum 1.10.44 and doesn't appear to have moved. Next quoted date is 1946. Chris Shores 2nd TAF has same date but spells Denis with a Y. Had detachments at Northolt by 10.44, and at Gatwick from 17.2.45.

    148 Wing, 85 Group, 16 May 45 -- Moved to B.77 Gilze-Ruen 14.5.45

    regards Peter

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    Default Re: 148 & 149 Wings, and 85 Grp Locations for Specific Dates...?

    Thank you very much Peter; just what I needed!

    Thanks for taking the time to look it up and post a reply.

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    Steve
    41 (F) Squadron RAF at War and Peace, April 1916-March 1946
    http://brew.clients.ch/41sqnraf.htm

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