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Technical Training Command - December 1944


[Command HQ | No 22 Group | No 24 Group | No 27 Group | No 28 Group]

Command HQ - Wantage Hall, Upper Redlands Road, Reading Berkshire

Units administered directly by Command HQ

Unit Location/Address Notes
Synthetic Training Development Unit Reading

 

No 22 (Training) Group

HQ - Market Drayton, Shropshire

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Acklington Station in Fighter Command
No 6 RAF Regiment AA Practice Camp RAF Acklington
RAF Station Arbroath
No 8 RAF Regiment AA Practice Camp RAF Arbroath
No 8 Recruits Centre RAF Arbroath  
RAF Station Cardington Station in Balloon Command
No 2 Recruits Centre RAF Cardington  
RAF Station Cosford Station in No 24 Group
RAF Officers School RAF Cosford  
RAF Station Felixstowe Station in Coastal Command
No 3 RAF Regiment AA Practice Camp RAF Felixstowe
RAF Station Grantham Londonthorpe Road, Grantham
RAF Regiment Depot RAF Grantham  
RAF Station Hereford
No 1 Air Crew Officers' School RAF Hereford  
RAF Station Hunmanby Moor Hunmanby, East Yorkshire
RAF Regiment School RAF Hunmanby Moor  
No 5 RAF Regiment AA Practice Camp RAF Hunmanby Moor
No 1 Recruits Centre RAF Hunmanby Moor  
RAF Station Langham Station in Coastal Command
No 2 RAF Regiment AA Practice Camp RAF Langham
RAF Station Long Kesh Station in RAFNI
No 22 Recruits Centre RAF Long Kesh
Rollestone Camp Rollestone Camp, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Anti-Gas School Rollestone Camp  
RAF Station Skegness C & M Party
RAF Station Sutton-on-Hull   Station in Balloon Command?
RAF School of Fire Fighting RAF Sutton-on-Hull
RAF Station Towyn Station in Fighter Command
No 4 RAF Regiment AA Practice Camp RAF Towyn
RAF Station Whitley Bay    
Air Crew NCOs School RAF Whitley Bay
RAF Station Wilmslow
No 31 WAAF Recruits Centre RAF Wilmslow

 

No 24 (Training) Group

HQ - Hindlip Hall, Nr Worcester, Worcestershire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Blackpool Lansdowne Hotel, North Shore, Blackpool, Lancs Station in this Group but units in No 28 Group
RAF Station Burtonwood    
No 21 School of Technical Training RAF Burtonwood  
RAF Station Corsewall    
No 1 Marine Training School RAF Corsewall  
RAF Station Cosford Cosford, nr Wolverhampton, Staffordshire  
No 2 School of Technical Training RAF Cosford  
No 1 Instructors' School (EVT) RAF Cosford  
No 6 Instructors' School (EVT) RAF Cosford  
RAF Czechoslovak Depot RAF Cosford  
RAF Hospital RAF Cosford  
RAF Station Farnborough    
No 1 School of Photography RAF Farnborough  
RAF Station Halton Halton, nr Wendover, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire  
No 1 School of Technical Training RAF Halton  
Princess Mary's RAF Hospital RAF Halton  
Air Training Corps Flt RAF Halton  
RAF Station Hednesford Hednesford, Staffordshire
No 6 School of Technical Training RAF Hednesford
Italian Labour Holding Unit RAF Hednesford
RAF Station Henlow   Station in No Maintenance Command
School of Aeronautical Engineering (Officers) RAF Henlow
RAF Station Hereford   Station in No 22 Group
No 11 School of Technical Training RAF Hereford  
RAF Station Kirkham Guild Farm, Kirkham, Preston, Lancashire  
No 10 School of Technical Training RAF Kirkham  
RAF Hospital RAF Kirkham  
RAF Station Locking Locking, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset  
No 5 School of Technical Training RAF Locking  
Polish School of Technical Training RAF Locking  
Weston-super-Mare airfield   Satellite airfield (Locking)
RAF Station Melksham Melksham, Wiltshire  
No 12 School of Technical Training RAF Melksham  
RAF Station St Athan St Athan, Glamorganshire  
No 4 School of Technical Training RAF St Athan  
RAF Hospital RAF St Athan  
RCAF Flight Engineers' Training Unit RAF St Athan  
RAF Station Weeton Weeton, Preston, Lancashire  
No 8 School of Technical Training RAF Weeton
Oxygen Producing Training School RAF Weeton

No 27 (Training) Group

HQ - The Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 6 Radio School Bolton Technical College, Manchester Road, Bolton, Lancashire  
RAF Station Carew Cheriton    
No 10 Radio School RAF Carew Cheriton  
RAF Station Compton Bassett Compton Bassett, Calne, Wiltshire  
No 3 Radio School RAF Compton Bassett  
RAF Station Cosford Cosford, nr Wolverhampton, Staffordshire Station in No 24 Group
No 15 Radio School RAF Cosford  
RAF Station Cranwell Cranwell, Stamford, Lincolnshire  
No 1 Radio School RAF Cranwell Caistor?
No 8 Radio School RAF Cranwell  
Supplies Depot RAF Cranwell Wellingore?
RAF Station Caistor   Satellite airfield (Cranwell)
RAF Station Coleby Grange   Satellite airfield (Cranwell)
RAF Station Wellingore   Satellite airfield (Cranwell)
RAF Station Madley Madley, Hertfordshire  
No 4 Radio School RAF Madley  
No 5 Radio School Oxford  
RAF Station St Athan St Athan, Glamorganshire Station in No 24 Group
No 14 Radio School RAF St Athan  
RAF Station Yatesbury Yatesbury, Calne, Wiltshire  
No 2 Radio School RAF Yatesbury  
No 9 Radio School RAF Yatesbury  
Radio and Wireless Mechanics were trained at various Technical Training Colleges
Radio and Wireless Mechanics and Wireless and Telephone Operators were trained at various GPOs
Mechanics training was undertaken at various manufacturers' facilities

 

No 28 (Training) Group

HQ - 17/19 Queens Square, London WC2

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Officers' Hospital RAF Blackpool Station in No 24 Group
No 5 Personnel Despatch Centre RAF Blackpool
RAF Polish Depot RAF Blackpool
RAF (Polish) Records Office RAF Blackpool  
No 1 Airmens Convalescent Depot RAF Blackpool
RAF Overseas Pay Accounts Clearing Unit RAF Blackpool
RAF Staff College Bulstrode Park, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire Directly controlled by the Air Ministry
RAF Police HQ Hitcham House, Burnham, Buckinghamshire  
RAF General Hospital Church Village  
RAF Depository Colnbrook  
No 1 Officers Advanced Training School RAF Cranwell  
RAF Hospital Ely, Cambridgeshire annexe at Littleport
RAF General Hospital Evesham  
No 8 Embarkation Unit Glasgow  
No 10 Personnel Transit Centre Glasgow
Record Office Gloucester  
RAF (Belgian) Depot Goring-on-Sea  
Nos 1 School of Cookery RAF Halton  
School of Hygiene RAF Halton Station in No 24 Group
RAF Institute of Pathology and Tropical Medicine RAF Halton  
Medical Training Establishment & Depot Harrogate Manning Officer only, station in FTC
RCAF 'R' Depot Houghton Green
RCAF 'Despatch Wing Houghton Green
RCAF MT Unit Houghton Green
No 2 Airmens Convalescent Depot The Lease School, Meols Drive, Hoylake, Cheshire
No 1 RAF Film Production Unit Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire  
School of Administrative Trades RAF Kirkham Station in No 24 Group
No 4 Personnel Transit Centre School for the Blind, Hardman Street, Liverpool
No 3 Embarkation Unit Liverpool
RAF Hospital Lochnaw  
Air Ministry Unit 77 Hallam Street, London W1  
No 18 Personnel Despatch Centre London
RAF French Records Office London  
Inspector of Recruiting Victory House, Kingsway, London WC2 Directly under the Air Ministry for technical administration
Central Medical Establishment London  
No 6 Personnel Transit Centre London
Polish Air Force HQ London  
No 107 Personnel Dispersal Centre London  
Czechoslovak Inspectorate General London  
Belgian Inspectorate General London  
Control Commission School (Air) London  
RAF Medical Rehabilitation Unit Loughborough
RAF Neurological Hospital Rockside Hydro, Matlock, Derbyshire
RAF Station Morecombe    
No 2 Personnel Despatch Centre RAF Morecombe  
No 1 Personnel Holding Unit RAF Morecombe
RAF General Hospital Northallerton, North Yorkshire  
RAF Hospital Rauceby, Sleaford, Lincolnshire  
Record Office Ruislip, Middlesex  
Record Office Wantage Hall, Upper Redlands Road,  Reading  
Medical Training Depot Sidmouth  
RAF (Belgian) Training School Snailwell  
RAF Westley   Satellite (Snailwell)
Central School of Aircraft Recognition Southport
RAF Station Stannington Stannington, nr Morpeth, Northumberland  
Accountant Officers School RAF Stannington
Equipment Officers School RAF Stannington  
School of Administration Stannington, nr Morpeth, Northumberland  
WAAF Officers School Stratford-on-Avon  
No 2 WAAF Convalescent Depot Strathaven, Lanarkshire  
RAF Station Uxbridge
No 9 Personnel Despatch Centre RAF Uxbridge
No100 Personnel Dispersal Centre RAF Uxbridge
RAF Central Band RAF Uxbridge
RAF Station Hospital RAF Uxbridge
RAF Service Police School RAF Weeton Station in No 24 Group
No 1 Personnel Despatch Centre West Kirby, Wirral, Cheshire
Polish Air Force Staff College Weston-super-Mare  
WAAF NCOs Administrative School RAF Wilmslow Station in No 22 Group
WAAF Officers School RAF Windermere  
RAF Hospital Wroughton, nr Swindon, Wiltshire  
WAAF Cooks were also trained at a various Training and Domestic Science Colleges

Source - SD161 (51st Edition) - December 1944

County names used are those in use at the time

[Command HQ | No 22 Group | No 24 Group | No 27 Group | No 28 Group]

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