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    Does anyone have any info on HQ No.47 Group in January 1946 and HQ No. 46 Group in May 1946, my late father was posted there(wherever!) having been on operational duties in 35 squadron.
    His new duties were signals briefing at 47 group and general duties signals briefing at 46 group.
    Thanks to all.
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    Hi Paul

    47 was at The Hall, Milton Ernest in Bedfordshire from 1 Jan 1945 to 15 Apr 1948

    46 was at Bushey Hall Hotel, Bushey, Herts at that time.

    Malcolm

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    Thanks Malcolm for the information.
    Do you have your source of data handy and can you let me know what 47 and 46 group were controlling?
    regards Paul

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    If you want further information about 46/47 Group please use the following site: http://www.rafweb.org/Grp04.htm
    It seems they were transport command which fits with coming off 35 Sqn which had Lancs at the time.

    Dee

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    Hi Paul

    I can give you a breakdown from the June 1946 Confidential Air Force List, this is not on my website yet.

    46 Group

    RAF Bassingbourn - 24 Sqn, 1359 (Trans) Flt, 9 GCA Unit
    RAF Biggin Hill - no units
    RAF Blackbushe - 162 Sqn, 160 Staging Post
    RAF Blakehill Farm - no units
    RAF Broadwell - 271 Sqn
    RAF Chedburgh - 301 Sqn, 304 Sqn
    RAF Down Ampney - no units
    RAF Hendon - AM Book Prod & Dist Cent., Met Comm Sqn
    RAF Kenley - no units
    RAF Membury - 187 Sqn, 525 Sqn
    RAF Odiham - 120 (RCAF) Wing, 436 Sqn, 437 Sqn
    RAF Stoney Cross - 46 Sqn
    RAF Unit Northolt - no units
    Air Booking Centre, London
    147 Sqn (Croydon)
    91 Staging Post (Manston)
    RAF Intelligence School (Highgate)
    Belgian Comm Flt (?)

    No 47 Group

    RAF Bourn - no units
    RAF Holmsley South - 246 Sqn
    RAF Lyneham - 511 Sqn, 2 GCA Unit
    RAF Merryfield - no units
    RA FOakington - 242 Sqn
    RAF Stradishall - 51 Sqn
    RAF Waterbeach - 59 Sqn, 220 Sqn
    53 Sqn (Upwood)
    47 Comm Flt (Little Staughton)

    Station in brackets were controlled by other groups.

    All the best

    Malcolm

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