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Coastal Command - July 1942


[Command HQ | No 15 Group | No 16 Group | No 17 Group | No 18 Group | No 19 Group]

Command HQ - Eastbury Park, Northwood, Middlesex

Units administered directly by Command HQ

Unit Location/Address Notes
HQ RAF Iceland
No 269 Sqn Kaldadarnes, Iceland
No 330 (Norwegian) Sqn Reykjavik, Iceland
No 612 Sqn Reykjavik, Iceland
No 1407 Flt Reykjavik, Iceland
HQ RAF Gibraltar
No 202 Sqn Gibraltar

No 15 (Reconnaissance) Group

HQ - Derby House, Exchange Buildings, Liverpool

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Aldergrove Aldergrove RAF Station, Home Forces  
No 206 Sqn RAF Aldergrove  
No 1402 Flt RAF Aldergrove  
No 1 Armament Practice Camp RAF Aldergrove  
RAF Station Hooton Park Hooton Park, Little Sutton, Wirral, Cheshire  
RAF Station Islay Isle of Islay, Argyllshire  
RAF Station Nutts Corner Crumlin, Northern Ireland  
No 120 Sqn RAF Nutts Corner  
No 220 Sqn RAF Nutts Corner  
RAF Station Oban Dungalion House, Oban, Argyll  
No 228 Sqn RAF Oban  
RAF Station Stornoway Stornoway, Isle of Lewis  
No 500 Sqn RAF Stornoway  
RAF Station Tiree Isle of Tiree, Argyllshire  
No 224 Sqn RAF Tiree  
No 119 Sqn Lough Erne, Fermanagh  
No 201 Sqn Lough Erne, Fermanagh  
No 422 Sqn RCAF Lough Erne, Fermanagh  
No 8 Mobile Oxygen Plant Dromore, Northern Ireland  
Coastal Command Development Unit Ballykelly, RAF Station, Home Forces  

No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

HQ - Black Lion Fields, Gillingham, Kent

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Benson Benson, Oxfordshire  
No 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit RAF Benson  
RAF Station Bircham Newton Bircham Newton, King's Lynn, Norfolk  
No 235 Sqn RAF Bircham Newton  
No 279Sqn RAF Bircham Newton  
No 407 Sqn RCAF RAF Bircham Newton  
No 1401 Flt RAF Bircham Newton  
RAF Station Detling Detling, nr Maidstone, Kent  
RAF Station Felixstowe Felixstowe, Suffolk  
RAF Station North Coates North Coates, Grimsby, Lincolnshire  
No 59 Sqn RAF North Coates  
No 415 Sqn RCAF RAF North Coates  
No 2 Mobile Torpedo Base RAF North Coates  
RAF Station Thorney Island Thorney Island, Emsworth, Hampshire  
No 143 Sqn RAF Thorney Island  
No 233 Sqn RAF Thorney Island  
No 489 Sqn RNZAF RAF Thorney Island  
No 2 Armament Practice Camp RAF Thorney Island
No 236 Sqn RAF Wattisham (a)  

(a) Station under the control of No 2 Group, Bomber Command

 

No 17 (Training) Group

HQ - 58 Melville Street, Edinburgh 3

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Abbotsinch Abbotsinch, Paisley  
Torpedo training Unit RAF Abbotsinch  
No 1441 Flt RAF Abbotsinch  
RAF Station Calshot Calshot Spit, Hampshire  
Marine Training School RAF Calshot  
Flying Boat Repair Section RAF Calshot  
RAF Station Catfoss Catfoss, Nr Hull, East Yorkshire  
No 2 OTU RAF Catfoss  
RAF Station Gosport Gosport, Hampshire  
No 2 AACU RAF Gosport  
Torpedo Development Unit RAF Gosport  
RAF Station Greenock Greenock, Renfrewshire  
Flying Boat Major Maintenance RAF Greenock  
Flying Boat Repair Section RAF Greenock  
RAF Station Invergordon Invergordon, Ross-shire  
No 102 Wing (SS Batvier) RAF Invergordon  
No 4 OTU RAF Invergordon  
RAF Station Silloth Silloth, Carlisle, Cumberland  
No 1 (Coastal) OTU RAF Silloth  
RAF Station Squire's Gate Squire's Gate, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire  
No 3 School of General Reconnaissance RAF Squire's Gate  
RAF Station Stranraer Stranraer, Wigtownshire  
RAF Station Thornaby Thornaby, North Yorkshire  
No 6 OTU RAF Thornaby  
RAF Station Wig Bay Nr Stranraer, Wigtownshire  
No 1 Flying Boat Servicing Unit RAF Wig Bay  
No 7 OTU Limavady, Londonderry, Northern Ireland  
No 3 OTU RAF Cranwell (a)  

(a) Station under the control of No 27 Group, Technical Training Command

 

No 18 (Reconnaissance) Group

HQ - Pitreavie Castle, Rosyth, Dunfermline

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Dyce Dyce, Aberdeen  
No 254 Sqn RAF Dyce  
No 404 Sqn RCAF RAF Dyce  
No 1509 Flt RAF Dyce  
RAF Station Helensburgh Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire  
Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment RAF Helensburgh  
RAF Station Leuchars Leuchars, Fife  
No 42 Sqn RAF Leuchars  
No 144 Sqn RAF Leuchars  
No 455 Sqn RAAF RAF Leuchars  
No 1510 (BAT) Flt RAF Leuchars  
No 3 Armament Practice Camp RAF Leuchars  
RAF Station Sullom Voe Sullon Voe, Shetlands  
No 210 Sqn RAF Sullom Voe  
RAF Station Sumburgh Sumburgh,  
No 248 Sqn RAF Sumburgh  
RAF Station Wick Wick, Caithness  
No 48 Sqn RAF Wick  
No 86 Sqn RAF Wick  
No 608 Sqn RAF Wick  
No 1400 Flt RAF Wick  
RAF Floating Dock Invergordon  
No 230 Sqn (RDNAS) RAF Bircham Newton (a)  

(a) Station under the control of No 16 Group,

No 19 (Reconnaissance) Group

HQ - Mount Wise, Plymouth

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Carew Cheriton Carew Cheriton, Milton Tenby, Pembrokeshire  
No 4 Armament Practice Camp RAF Carew Cheriton
RAF Station Chivenor Chivenor, Barnstable, Devon  
No 5 OTU RAF Chivenor  
No 513 Sqn RAF Chivenor  
No 77 Sqn RAF Chivenor  
RAF Station Pembroke Dock Pembroke Dock, shire  
Flying Boat Major Maintenance RAF Pembroke Dock  
RAF Station St Eval St Eval, nr Wadebridge, Cornwall  
No 53 Sqn RAF St Eval  
No 58 Sqn RAF St Eval  
No 502 Sqn RAF St Eval  
No 1404 Flt RAF St Eval  
No 1 Mobile Torpedo Base RAF St Eval  
No 10 Sqn RAAF Mount Batten (a)  
No 172 Sqn RAF Chivenor (a)  
No 304 (Polish) Sqn Talbenny  
No 311 (Czech) Sqn Talbenny  
No 461 Sqn RAAF Mount Batten  

(a) Under the operational control of RAF St Eval

Source - July 1942 Confidential Air Force List

County names used are those in use at the time

[Command HQ | No 15 Group | No 16 Group | No 17 Group | No 18 Group | No 19 Group]

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