403 RCAF Squadron
spifire 403 squadron
Canadian Forces Photo PL 19718
Front row: Lecoq, Thornton, Wilson, Barnes, Matthews, Moulinette, MacKinnon
Middle row: Foster, Middelmiss, Lambert, Dover, Grant, Johnson, Ogilvie, Dowding, Brownr, Gray
Back row: Brannigan, Hodgson, Coles, Southwood, Chevers, Preston, Goldberg, Gordon, Pattison

The photo above was taken at RAF Station Kenley in Surrey in October 1943.


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Start Date Wing and Station Commander
1-Mar-41 9 Group, Bagington Warwickshire S/L B G Morris
4-Aug-41 11 Group, Hornchurch Essex S/L F W Kelly>
23-Aug-41 new commander S/L R A Lee-Knight
25-Aug-41 11 Group, Debden Essex S/L R A Lee-Knight
30-Sep-41 new commander S/L R A Lee-Knight KIA 27-Sep replaced by S/L A G Douglas
3-Oct-41 11 Group, Martlesham Heath Suffolk S/L A G Douglas
22-Dec-41 11 Group, North Weald Essex S/L A G Douglas
12-Jan-42 new commander S/L C N Campbell
30-Apr-42 S/L C N Campbell POW 27-Apr replaced by S/L A C Deere
2-May-42 11 Group, Southend Essex S/L A C Deere
3-Jun-42 11 Group, Martlesham Heath Suffolk S/L A C Deere
19-Jun-42 13 Group, Catterick Yorkshire S/L A C Deere
13-Aug-42 new commander S/L L S Ford
23-Jan-43 11 Group, Kenley Surrey S/L L S Ford
22-Apr-43 S/L L S Ford KIA 21-Apr replaced by S/L C M Magwood
13-Jun-43 new commander S/L H C Godefroy
7-Aug-43 127 Airfield, Lashendon Kent S/L H C Godefroy
12-Aug-43 new commander S/L W A Conrad
20-Aug-43 127 Airfield, Headcorn Kent S/L W A Conrad
27-Aug-43 S/L W A Conrad evaded 17-Aug replaced by S/L F E Grant
5-Sep-43 S/L F E Grant KIA 4-Sep replaced by S/L N R Fowlow
6-Oct-43 new commander S/L R A Buckham
14-Oct-43 127 Airfield, Kenley Surrey S/L R A Buckham
18-Apr-44 127 Wing, Tangmere West Sussex S/L R A Buckham
16-Jun-44 127 Wing, B.2 Bazenville Normandy S/L R A Buckham
16-July-44 new commander S/L E P Wood
28-Aug-44 127 Wing, B.26 Iliers l'Eveque Normandy S/L E P Wood
22-Sep-44< 127 Wing, B.68 Beauvechain Belgium S/L E P Wood
1-Oct-44 127 Wing, B.82 Grave Netherlands S/L E P Wood
23-Oct-44 127 Wing, B.58 Melsbroek Belgium S/L E P Wood
3-Nov-44 127 Wing, B.56 Evere Belgium S/L E P Wood
26-Nov-44 new commander S/L J E Collier
16-Feb-45 new commander S/L H P Zary
2-Mar-45 127 Wing, B.90 Petit Brogel Belgium S/L H P Zary
31-Mar-45 127 Wing, B.78 Eindhoven Netherlands S/L H P Zary
11-Apr-45 127 Wing, B.100 Goch Germany S/L H P Zary
28-Apr-45 127 Wing, B.152 Fassberg Germany S/L H P Zary
17-May-45 new commander S/L A E Fleming
10-Jul-45 squadron disbanded

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