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    Posted: 26 Sep 2015 at 11:44

I am looking at the service record of George W Bulmer, who served with 22 Squadron. His service documents note that he was with 140 TDS (Training Depot Station), 21 Wing.

Although I have found plenty of records of 21 Wing, see below, all research indicates that 140 TDS never existed.

Has anyone any other references to this unit ?

 

21 Wing

9.8.1916 Formed at 21 (Training) Wing, with HQ at Filton

2.9.1916 HQ Cirencester Castle

4.9.1916 ARS formed at Rencomb (Aircraft Repair Section)

10.1.1917 Transferred to Southern Group Command

1.11.1917 Transferred to Western Group Command

7.9.1918 HQ Oxford

18.2.1919 Disbanded

Detachments at Beaulieu, Bicester, Filton, Ford Junction, Lilbourne, Port Meadow, Rencomb, Weston-on-the-Green, Witney

Bristol F2B Fighter C4774 with W/T Flight


Between 1917 and July 1918 TDS were formed from 3 nucleus flights taking from existing TS and transferred to a new aerodrome for expansion in to three training squadrons. This was to economise on personnel, transport and land. TDS were numbered up to 61 TDS. On the formation of the RAF, former RNAS training units were numbered from 200 TDS.

 

21 Wing units

 

1TS

10.10.1917 Port Meadow, 21 Wing

16.12.917 Beaulieu, 17 Wing

 

7 TS

30.4.1918 Witney, 21 Wing

15.8.1918 Disbanded in to 33 TDS

 

8 TS

1.4.1918 Witney, 21 Wing

15.8.1918 Disbanded in to 33 TDS

 

16 TS

15.12.1915 Formed Beaulieu, 7 Wing

6.1916 4 Wing

9.8.1916 17 Wing

21 Wing

20.101917 Yatesbury, 28 Wing

 

17 TS

1.6.1917 Port Meadow, 21 Wing

8.10.1917 Yatesbury, 28 Wing

 

24 TS

30.3.1918 Witney

15.8.1918 Disbanded in to 24 TDS, Collinstown

 

33 TDS

15.8.1918 Formed at Witney from 7 & 8 TS (Training Squadron), 21 Wing

6.9.1919 Redesignated 33TS

 

35 TS

1.2.1917 Formed Filton, as part of 21 Wing, with establishment of 6 x Avro 504, 6 x Bristol F2B Fighters, 6 x RE7

16.2.1917 Northolt, 18 Wing

16.12.1917 Port Meadow, 21 Wing

15.8.1918 Disbanded into 44 TDS

 

38 TS

1.8.1916 Formed from 48 Squadron, Rencomb, 21 Wing

15.8.1918 Disbanded in to 45 TDS

 

40 TS

5.7.1916 Formed Northolt, 18 Wing

21.8.1916 Port Meadow, 21 Wing

1.6.1917 Croydon, 6 Wing

 

44 TDS

15.8.1918 Formed from 35 & 71 TS, Port Meadow, 21 Wing

1.10.1918 Bicester

 

45 TDS

15.8.1918 Formed from 38 & 71 TS at Rencomb, 21 Wing

6.1919 Renamed 45 TS

 

51 TS

27.7.1918 formed from 61 & 70 TS, at Weston-on-the Green, in 21 Wing

3.1919 disbanded

 

55TS

15.11.1916 Formed from 66 Squadron, at Filton, 21 Wing

2.11.1916 Yatesbury, 21 Wing

15.5.1917 Yatesbury, 28 Wing

 

59 TS

1.2.1917 Formed from 28 Squadron, Gosport, in 17 Wing

30.4.1917 Yatesbury, 21 Wing

15.5.1917 Yatesbury, 28 Wing

1.2.1918 Rencomb, 21 Wing

15.8.1918 Disbanded in to 24 TDS at Collinstown

 

62 TS

1.5.1917 Formed from 1 Reserve Squadron, Gosport

10.5.1917 Yatesbury, 21 Wing

5.5.1917 28 Wing

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