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    Default RAF Church Fenton CO in April 41

    Hi all,

    I would like to know the name of RAF Church Fenton CO in April 41.
    I am a little bit confused as in rafweb.org I got:

    25 Nov 1940 Wg Cdr H A V Hogan*
    xx xxx 1942 Wg Cdr R L R Atcherley*

    but when checking

    W/C Hogan:

    25 Nov 1940: Officer Commanding, No 54 OTU.
    xx xxx 1941: Officer Commanding, No 58 OTU.

    and W/C Atcherley:

    1941: Officer Commanding, No 54 OTU - RAF Church Fenton.

    Can anybody clear this for me? I also was supposing the the Station CO will be in a G/C rank...

    TIA

    Pavel
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    Hi Pavel

    Thanks for pointing out a discrepency on my website www.rafweb.org

    I got Atcherley's appointment from his biography although a precise date was not given but it was sometime in 1941.

    It was not uncommon for station commander posts in Fighter Command to be Wing Commander appointments at that time.

    Malcolm

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    Hi Malcolm,

    no problem, I like your site very much and I found it very useful in my last researches.
    In this case I can help you with additional data: The station commander at Church Fenton in April 1941 was Group Captain C F Horsley. He was CO from June 1940 - June 1941.

    The souece is webmaster of RAF Church Fenton web.

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
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