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Flying training units - Basic/Intermediate (and All through)


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This section will give brief histories of those flying training units providing aircrew training at a basic and/or intermediate level and those that provided an 'all-through' syllabus: -

Pilot training units

No 21 Air School

This was formed from No 2 SFTS, SAAF on 11 November 1940 at Kimberley and disbanded on 1 February 1945.

No 22 Air School

This was formed from No 3 SFTS, SAAF on 11 November 1940 at Vereeniging and disbanded on 27 February 1946.

No 23 Air School

This was formed from  on 11 November 1940 at Zwartkop and disbanded on 14 May 1944.

No 24 Air School                                                                            

This was formed on 11 November 1940 at Dunnotar (Nigel), moving to Waterkloof on 7 April 1941 and disbanded on 2 September 1946.

No 25 Air School

This was formed on 25 October 1941 at Standerton and disbanded on 9 August 1945.

No 26 Air School

This was formed on 9 March 1942 at Pietersburg and disbanded on 20 December 1944.

No 27 Air School

This was formed on 3 December 1941 at Bloemspruit and disbanded on 3 November 1945.

Airship Pilots School

This was formed from the RNAS Airship Training Wing, Cranwell on 1 April 1918 at Cranwell and disbanded in 1919.

Basic Flying Training School

This was formed on 3 August 1979 at Cranwell under the control of Support Command and was redesignated Flying School, Cranwell on 15 April 1983.

No 1 Basic Flying Training School

This was formed on 20 December 1950 at Booker under the control of No 65 Group, It was civilian operated by Airwork Ltd, was transferred to No 62 Group on 1 February 1951 and disbanded on 21 July 1953.

No 2 Basic Flying Training School

This was formed on 21 March 1951 at Ansty under the control of No 63 Group, It was civilian operated by Air Service Training Ltd and disbanded on 31 March 1953.

No 3 Basic Flying Training School

This was formed on 14 November 1951 at Derby (Burnaston) under the control of No 64 Group, It was civilian operated by Air Schools Ltd and disbanded on 21 July 1953.

No 4 Basic Flying Training School

This was formed on 14 November 1951 at Sywell under the control of No 64 Group, It was civilian operated by Brooklands Aviation Ltd and disbanded on 30 June 1963.

No 5 Basic Flying Training School

This was formed on 1 February 1952 at Desford under the control of No 64 Group, It was civilian operated by Reid and Sigrist Ltd and disbanded on 30 June 1953.

No 1 British Flying Training School

This was formed in July/August 1941 at Terrall, Texas, with operations commencing on 11 August and disbanded on 20 August 1945.

No 2 British Flying Training School

This was formed in July 1941 at War Eagle Field, Lancaster, California, with operations commencing on 17 July and disbanded on 31 December 1942.

No 3 British Flying Training School

This was formed in July 1941 at Miami, Oklahoma, with operations commencing on 13 July and disbanded on 20 August 1945.

No 4 British Flying Training School

This was formed in July/August 1941 at Falcon Field, Mesa, Arizona, with operations commencing on 24 September and disbanded on 20 August 1945.

No 5 British Flying Training School

This was formed in July/August 1941 at Clewiston, Florida, with operations commencing on 23 August and disbanded on 17 April 1944.

No 6 British Flying Training School

This was formed in July/August 1941 at Ponca City, Oklahoma, with operations commencing on 11 August and disbanded on in August 1941.

No 7 British Flying Training School

This was formed in July/August 1941 at Sweetwater, Texas and disbanded in August 1941 before starting operations.

Defence Helicopter Flying School

Formed on 1 April 1997, taking over the role of the various training schools operated by the RAF (No 2 FTS), Royal Navy and Army.  Based at RAF Shawbury, it is splint into three training squadrons, No 660SQn AAC, No 705 Sqn RN and No 60 (Reserve) Sqn RAF.  All students undertake the Basic Rotary Wing course with No 660 Sqn, before progressing to the Advanced Rotary Wing course with No 705 Sqn after which the Army and RN students leave the DHFS.  The RAF students move to the Multi-Engine Advanced Rotary Wing course with No 60 (Reserve) Sqn.

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Floatplane Training Flight

This was formed in April 1938 at Lee-on-Solent and was transferred to the Royal Navy as No 765 Squadron on 24 May 1939.

It had reformed by September 1939 at Calshot in No 15 Group, being transferred to No 17 Group on 1 October and moving to Stranraer on 23 June 1940, where it disbanded on an unknown date.

Flying Boat Training Squadron

This was formed on 2 January 1939 at Calshot, to train pilots on flying boats, a task previously carried out by no 240 Squadron.  It moved to Stranraer on 24 June 1940 and the following month it began training other crew members as well.  It was redesignated No 4 OTU on 16 March 1941.

Flying Boat Training Squadron

It reformed from No 235 OCU on 17 October 1953 at Pembroke Dock in No 19 Group and disbanded on 5 October 1956.

No 1 Flying Training School

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Formed at Netheravon on 23 December 1919 from the Netheravon Flying School, within No 7 Group It flew Avro 504Ks, Ns Sopwith Snipes DH9As and Bristol F2Bs.  It was responsible for the training of Royal Naval officers for secondment to the Fleet Air Arm until 15 February 1928, when this role was transferred to RAF Training Base at Leuchars. No 1 FTS disbanded on 1 February 1931.

It was reformed by renaming RAF Base Leuchars on 1 April 1935, continuing its previous role of training RN officers for the FAA.  In August 1938 it returned to Netheravon and on 1 September 1939 was renamed No 1 Service Flying Training School.  It disbanded again on 7 March 1942 when Netheravon was allocated to No 30 Wing, Army Co-operation Command.

It did not reappear until World War Two when No 17 SFTS at Spitalgate was redesignated No 1 FTS, but eight months later, on 25 February 1948, it disbanded yet again.  It once again reformed, this time at Oakington, on 1 December 1950, moving to Moreton-in-Marsh on 31 October 1951.  At the same time Prentices replaced the Harvards but disbandment came again on 20 April 1955.

However, less then two weeks later, on 1 May 1955 No 22 FTS at Syerston was redesignated No 1 FTS.  Equipped with Chipmunks, Provosts and Vampires, it moved to Linton-on-Ouse on 18 November 1957, where it remains to the present day (2009).  In 1961 it received the Jet Provost and these were operated until replaced by Tucanos. The School squadrons adopted the identities of No 72 (Reserve) and No 207 (Reserve) Squadrons in July 2002.

 

No 2 Flying Training School

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No 2 FTS was first formed in No 3 Group on 26 April 1920 from No 31 Training Squadron with a special flight attached to carry out research for the Professor of Aeronautical Services at Cambridge University.  At the end of August 1921 it was transferred to No 1 Group but returned to No 3 Group on 1 July 1923. Initially equipped with Avro 504Ks and Ns for basic training it used DH9As, Bristol F2Bs and Snipes for service training, the 504s were eventually replaced by the Tutor and Siskins and Grebes replaced the Snipes.  The school ceased operations on 29 July 1933 and disbanded on 15 December at Digby, where it had moved on 30 Jun 1924.

The school reformed on 1 October 1934 in No 23 Group at its previous home of Digby, now equipped with Tutors for basic training and Harts and Furies for the service training phase. In 1936 Audaxes were added and in September1937 the school moved to RAF Brize Norton to move it away from the likely area of operations in the event of  a war.  By August 1939, basic flying training was being carrying out at civilian run Elementary and Reserve Flying Training Schools and the FTSs were concentrating on the service flying phase of training and to the end it was equipped with Harvards and Oxfords.  With the outbreak of war on 3 September 1939 the school’s title was changed to No 2 Service Flying Training School (SFTS) and on 24 June 1940 it was reclassified as a Group II school concentrating on twin engined training with Oxfords.  By 1942 the Commonwealth Air Training Plan was in full swing and most aircrew were being trained up to SFTS level in Canada, South Africa or Rhodesia before arriving in or returning Britain so it was decided to convert the SFTSs to (Pilot) or (Observer) Advanced Flying Units.  These units would concentrate in training the personnel arriving from overseas in the techniques and conditions of flying in a blacked-out Northern Europe.  As a result No 2 SFTS became No 2 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit on 14 March 1942.

On 23 July 1947 No 20 FTS at Church Lawford was redesignated No 2 FTS and on 6 April 1948 it moved to South Cerney.  It was equipped with Tiger Moths and Harvards but in June 1949 the Tiger Moths were replaced by Prentices.  However, the school did not last long as it was redesignated Central Flying Scholl (Basic) on 1 May 1952.  As a result of the Korean War there was an increase in demand for pilots and No 2 FTS reformed on 1 March 1953 at Cluntoe in Northern Ireland with Prentices and Harvards.  It moved to Hullavington on 1 June 1954, now equipped with Provosts and Chipmunks but in 1955 it became the first school in the world to offer ab-initio training on jet aircraft when it introduced the Jet Provost T Mk 1 to a selected group of students.  The experiment led the way to the introduction of the Jet Provost to all RAF FTSs.  On 18 November 1957 the school moved to Syerston and in December became No 2 (Basic) FTS until it disbanded on 16 January 1970.  However, the same day the Primary Flying School at Church Fenton was renamed No 2 FTS.  Equipped with Chipmunks a Bulldog section was added in 1973 which operated as the Royal Navy Elementary Flying Training School.  No 2 FTS disbanded on 2 December 1974, although the RNEFTS transferred to the control of No 1 FTS at Linton-on-Ouse.

So far the school’s final incarnation began on 31 March 1976 when it was reformed as No 2 (Advanced) FTS at Ternhill to give advanced training to helicopter pilots.  On 8 October 1976 it moved to Shawbury to become No 2 FTS and where it took over control of the Central Air Traffic Control School as well as continuing to train helicopter pilots at both basic and advanced levels as well as helicopter crewmen.  On 30 March 1997 No 2 FTS was disbanded and was replaced at Shawbury by the Defence Helicopter Flying School which now trains helicopter pilots for all three British armed services.  It reformed at RAF Syerston in late 2013/early 2014 to take control of all Air Cadet Volunteer Gliding Squadrons and the Central Gliding School.  It is commanded by a reserve officer of Group Captain rank, the first full-time flying appointment given to an officer of that rank.

 No 3 Flying Training School

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No 3 FTS was first formed at Scopwick (later renamed Digby) on 26 April 1920 from No 59 Training Squadron in No 3 Group.  It was transferred to No 1 Group on 31 Aug 1921 but disbanded on 1 April 1922. 

The school reformed at Spitalgate near Grantham on 1 April 1928, equipped with Avro 504Ns and Siskins, which were later replaced by Tutors, Atlases and Harts.  On 16 August 1937 the school relocated to RAF South Cerney, becoming No 3 Service Flying Training School on 3 September 1939, where it remained until being redesignated No 3 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit on 1 March 1942.   By the outbreak of war the school was operating Harts and Oxfords but on 24 June 1940 it became a Group II school, specialising on twin engined training using Oxfords.  During this part of its life, the school used a number of relief landing grounds including Stormy Down, Bibury, Long Newnton and Wanborough.

With the end of the war No 3 (P) AFU was redesignated No 3 SFTS again on 17 December 1945 and was now equipped with Harvards.  On 24 April 1946 the school moved to Feltwell and on 9 April 1947, its title reverted to No 3 FTS and continued to operate from here until 31 May 1958 by which time it was using the Provost T Mk 1.

It entered the jet age when it was reformed at RAF Leeming on 15 September 1961, equipped with the Jet Provost T Mk 3.  In 1966 it took over the Vampire Advanced Training Unit from No 7 FTS and in December of the same year became No 3 (Basic) FTS. 1971 saw control transfer from No 22 to No 23 Group and in December 1973 it took over the School of Refresher Flying from RAF Manby.  In November 1974 it took over another unit when the RN Elementary Flying Training School arrived from RAF Church Fenton, but with the reduction in the demand for pilots and the RAF cut back, the school was disbanded on 26 April 1984.

The school’s final (so far) incarnation began on 1 February 1989 when the flying training units at the RAF College Cranwell were redesignated.  It was now responsible for the ab initio training of pilots following completion of their officer training at the College.  In 1995 the school took over the CFS Bulldog element, which was later replaced by the CFS Tutor element.  Also in 1995 the Dominies and Jetstreams (No 45 (Reserve) Squadron) of No 6 FTS were taken over on the closure of RAF Finningley, with the Dominie element becoming No 55 (Reserve) Squadron on 1 November 1996.  The school is now responsible for the training of all non-pilot aircrew for the RAF and home to the CFS Tutor Squadron.

No 4 Flying Training School

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Formed at Abu Suier in Egypt on 1 April 1921 to train pilots, primarily for squadrons based in the Middle East.  Until 1935, it operated Avro 504s  but when responsibility for ab initio training in the UK was given to civilian schools, 4 FTS was re-organised and re-equipped.  The course length was reduced to six months from nine and Tutors replaced the Avros, although the last one did not leave until April 1936.  Audaxes and Atlases also replaced older types, such as the DH9 and Bristol F2b in the advanced training role.  In October 1938 a Navigation Flight was added to the school, equipped with Ansons.

Two days before war was declared in Europe, 4 FTS ceased operations and moved to Habbaniya in Iraq.  In February 1940, the name of the school was changed to No 4 Service Flying Training School and its role was effectively that of advanced training for personnel who had already received their elementary training in the UK or elsewhere.  After the outbreak of war, it became increasing difficult to get such trainees from the UK and the school had to find them from such sources as Rhodesia, India and Malta.  At around this time the school was also tasked with training observers and air gunners for the Middle East.  But as the training systems in Rhodesia and South Africa built up during 1940 and 1941, it became obvious the the need for a school at Habbaniya was no longer valid and 4 FTS closed on 1 July 1941.  From late April to June 1941, the school had operated its aircraft in an offensive role when a German inspired insurrection took place by Iraqi forces, which became known as the Battle of Habbaniya.

The school reformed at Heany in Southern Rhodesian on February 1947 as part of the Air Training Wing, Southern Rhodesia to train pilots and navigators at both ab initio and advanced levels.  By  January 1948, it had been found unwieldy to train both pilots and navigators, so the Ansons and navigator training were transferred to No 3 FTS at Thornhill and the Tiger Moths and Harvards of No 5 FTS from Thornhill, arrived at Heany.  In 1951, the Tiger Moths were replaced by Chipmunks and from 1949 trainees also received officer training pending selection for commissions at the end of the flying training.  This was further modified in November 1950 when all trainees who passed the initial training were commissioned and therefore completed their flying training as Acting Pilot Officers on Probation, the first such group arriving in May 1951. The closure of The Rhodesian Air Training Group meant the end of No 4 FTS, which disbanded on 26 January 1954.

However, it was not long before No 4 FTS was reformed when No 205 Advanced Flying School (AFS) at Middleton St-George, was re-designated on 1 June 1954.  The school now trained National Service pilots in jet flying, but from January 1955, it received Vampire T Mk 11s and took on the role of advanced training of pilots who had already qualified for their 'Wings' on the (piston) Provost.  The school also operated the single seat Vampire FB Mk 5 in the ground attack training role.  In 1956 the school moved to Worksop, where it absorbed No 211 FTS, taking on their Meteors for 18 months before reverting to an all Vampire unit.  The school disbanded again on 9 June 1958.

When 4 FTS closed in 1958, its role was transferred to No 7 FTS at Valley, but on 15 August 1960, 7 FTS was renumbered as No 4 FTS.  At this time the school also took on the role of training multi engined pilots using the Varsity, but in 1962, this role was transferred to No 5 FTS at Oakington.  In November 1962 the school took deliver of its first Folland Gnat and by August 1963, these had completely replaced the Vampires.  The school now concentrated on the advanced training of fast jet pilots up to 'Wings' standard, following their basic fling training on the Jet Provost.  In 1964, the school operated a five Gnat aerobatic team called the 'Yellow Jacks', which led to the creation the following year of the 'Red Arrows' at the Central Flying School.

In 1967, Hunters were received, equipping No 3 Squadron and the two types continued to train pilots until 1976.  In that year the first Hawk arrived to begin replacing the Gnat, although it was November 1979 before the final Gnat course graduated.  The first Hawk course began in July 1977 and the aircraft continue in the same role to the present day.  In 1992 the the squadrons of 4 FTS were allocated defunct RAF squadron numbers.  Initially No 19 Squadron training instructors, No 74, initial training and No 208, advanced and weapons training.  With the disbandment of No 74 Squadron, its role was taken on by No 19 and this is the current situation (2005).

No 5 Flying Training School

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Formed on 26 April 1920 at Shotwick, near Chester, it was one of the RAF’s main flying training units between World War One and World War Two.  It eventually moved to Ternhill between 16 November and 17 December 1940.  It operated the full range of RAF training aircraft including Avro 504 Ks, Bristol Fighters, Atlases, Siskins, Tutors, Harts, Oxfords and Masters.  In June 1940 it lost the twin engined training role and it was redesignated No 5 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit on 1 April 1942.

It subsequently reformed from 23 April 1947 until 4 January 1948 at Thornhill as part of the Rhodesian Air Training Group and again from 22 January 1951 until 30 December 1953.  It reformed for the last time on 1 June 1954 from No 206 Advanced Flying School at Oakington.  It was equipped with Vampires and Meteors to covert pilots onto jets but in 1962 it converted to the training of multi-engined pilots on the Varsity.  These were replaced by Jetstreams in 1974 and the school disbanded on 31 December of that year.

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No 6 Flying Training School

This was formed from No 39 Training Squadron on 26 April 1920 at Spittlegate in No 3 Group, moving to Manston on 21 September 1920, where it came under the School of Technical Training (Men) but disbanded on 1 April 1922.

It reformed on 1 April 1935 at Netheravon in No 23 Group, moving to Little Rissington on 26 August 1938.  It was redesignated No 6 Service FTS on 3 September 1939 but was redesignated No 6 (P) AFU on 1 April 1942.

It reverted to the title No 6 SFTS on 17 December 1945 at Little Rissington in No 23 Group, moving to Ternhill on 30 April 1946.  The word 'Service' was dropped from its title on 14 May 1947, thereby reverting to being No 6 FTS and it moved to Acklington on 24 July 1961.  From December 1966 it was redesignated No 6 (Advanced) FTS and disbanded on 30 June 1968.

It reformed from Nos 1 and 2 ANSs and the Airmen Aircrew Initial Training School on 1 May 1970 at Finningley in No 23 Group.  It was now responsible for the training of multi-engine pilots and all non-pilot aircrew and  disbanded on 31 March 1996.

No 7 Flying Training School

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It was due to form on 22 July 1922 at Manston but this was cancelled

This was formed on 2 December 1935 at Peterborough in No 23 Group.  It was redesignated No 7 Service FTS on 3 September 1939 and  moved to Canada on 7 January 1941 to become No 31 SFTS.

It reformed as No 7 SFTS from No 7 (P) AFU on 21 December 1944 at Peterborough in No 21 Group.  It absorbed No 5 (P) AFU in April 1946, moving to Kirton-in-Lindsey on the 15th of the month.  On 1 January 1948 it reverted to being No 7 FTS, moving to Cottesmore on 16 March, where it joined No 23 Group and disbanded on 14 April 1954.

It reformed from No 202 AFS on 1 June 1954 at Valley in No 23 Group.  On 1 January 1957 it was transferred to No 25 Group and was redesignated No 4 FTS on 15 August 1960.

It reformed on 13 March 1962 at Church Fenton in No 23 Group, as No 7 (Basic) FTS and disbanded on 30 November 1966.

It reformed on 2 April 1979 at Church Fenton in Support Command.   disbanded on 31 March 1992.

It reformed from No 2 TWU on 1 April 1992 at Chivenor.  Initially it operated Nos 63 and 151 Shadow Squadrons but on 1 September these were renumbered as Nos 19 and 92 (Reserve) Squadrons.  In February 1994 some elements were transferred to No 4 FTS at Valley and it disbanded on 1 October 1994.

No 8 Flying Training School

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Formed on 1 January 1936 at Montrose in No 23 Group, it was transferred to No 21 Group on 1 January 1939 and was renamed No 8 Service Flying Training School on 3 September 1939.  It was equipped with Harts and Oxfords for both single and multi-engined training but on 24 June 1940 it re-classified as a single-engined (Group 1) school.  It disbanded into No 2 Flying Instructors School on 25 March 1942 and its role was taken over by No 41 SFTS.

It was reformed at Dalcross in No 23 Group on 1 May 1951 as a result of the expansion brought about by the Korean War, equipped with Oxfords.  A month later, on 1 June, it was renamed No 8 Advanced Flying School and in October 1952 was operating 64 Oxfords, I Tiger Moth and 5 Chipmunks.  It disbanded on 1 December 1953.

Its final incarnation began on 1 June 1954 when No 203 Advanced Flying School at Driffield was redesignated.  Equipped with Meteors initially, Provosts and Vampires were added later, before it moved to Swinderby on 22 August 1955.  The school disbanded on 19 March 1964.  

No 9 Flying Training School

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This was formed on 2 March 1936 at Thornaby in No 23 Group.  It moved to Hullavington on 9 July 1937, was redesignated No 9 Service FTS on 3 September 1939 and was redesignated No 9 (P) AFU on 14 February 1942.

It reformed on 1 December 1951 at Wellesbourne Mountford, as No 9 Advanced FTS for the training of National Service pilots, becoming No 9 FTS 1 August 1953 but disbanded on 1 May 1954.

It reformed from No 10 FTS on 1 July 1954 at Merryfield in No 25 Group and disbanded on 16 February 1955.

No 10 Flying Training School

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This was formed on 1 January 1936 at Ternhill,  moved to Canada on 1 November 1940, where it became No 32 SFTS.

It reformed on 15 January 1952 at Pershore, as No 10 Advanced FTS and disbanded on 14 April 1954.

It reformed from No 208 AFS on 1 June 1954 at Merryfield in No 25 Group,  was redesignated No 9 FTS on 1 July 1954.

No 11 Flying Training School

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Formed on 1 October 1935 at Wittering in No 23 Group, it was equipped with Harts, Furies and Audaxes.  Ansons and Oxfords were added  later and on 16 May 1938, it moved to Shawbury and was renamed No 11 Service Flying Training School on 3 September 1939.  In June 1940 it was re-classified as a Group II school and concentrated on multi-engine training.  It was disbanded by being redesignated No 11 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit on 14 March 1942.

It reformed on 1 June 1954 at Swinderby from No 201 Advanced Flying School, which trained navigators on Varsities.  It was disbanded into No 2 Air Navigation School on 7 June 1955.  

No 12 Flying Training School

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Formed at Grantham (Spittlegate) on 1 December 1938 in No 23 Group, it became the first FTS to receive the North American Harvard, advanced trainer.  On 3 September 1939, it was redesignated No 12 Service Flying Training School, by which time the Harvards had left to be replaced by Harts and Oxfords.  On 10 October 1939, it was transferred to No 21 Group and by May 1940, its equipment consisted of Harts, Battles and Ansons.  On 8 October 1940, it was reclassified as a Group II school concentrating on the training of twin engined pilots and by the following May its establishment had been standardised on Oxfords, however, on 1 April 1942, it was disbanded by being redesignated No 12 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit.

It reformed on 1 June 1954 at Weston Zoyland from No 209 Advanced Flying School. It operated a Jet Conversion Course and  No 3 All-Weather Jet Refresher Squadron, being equipped with Meteor T Mk 7s for these purposes. On 1 May 1955, the Jet Conversion Course moved to the RAF Flying College at Manby and No 3 AWJR Squadron transferred to RAF Strubby, with No 12 FTS disbanding on 24 June 1955.

No 13 Flying Training School

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This was formed on 17 March 1939 at Drem in No 21 Group, being redesignated No 13 Service FTS on 3 September 1939 but disbanded on 27 October 1939.

No 14 Flying Training School

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No 14 Flying Training School was formed on 1 April 1939 at Kinloss to train pilots on more advanced types following completion of an elementary flying course.  For this purpose it was equipped with both Harvards and Oxfords and was tasked with training both single seat and multi-engine pilots.  On the outbreak of war, it designation was changed to No 14 Service FTS. 

 In April 1940, the school moved out of Kinloss, which was required as an operational station and re-located to Cranfield and in August was re-classified as a Group II school, which specialised in training multi-engine pilots.  By September 1940, it was equipped with 108 Oxfords and used a number of Relief Landing Grounds at Long Newnton (November - December 1940), Sibson (December 1940 - June 1941), Twinwood Farm (June - August 1941 and West Raynham (‘A’ Flight only, February - March 1941). 

On 16 August 1941, the school moved to Lyneham in Wiltshire, using Long Newnton (August 1941 - January 1942 and Wanborough (August 1941 - January 1942) at RLGs.  Another move took place on 19 January 1942, when the school re-located to Ossington, but seven days later it was redesignated No 14 (P) AFU (see below).

No 14 Advanced FTS reformed on 3 March 1952 at Holme-on-Spalding Moor, equipped with Oxfords and Prentices, using Elvington as an RLG from May 1952 but disbanded again on 31 January 1953. 

No 15 Flying Training School

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This was formed on 1 May 1939 at Lossiemouth, being redesignated No 15 Service FTS on 3 September 1939.  It moved to Middle Wallop on 20 April 1940 and was then split with the HQ and half of the ITS going to Brize Norton on 11 June, whilst the other half of the ITS went to South Cerney and the ATS went to Chipping Norton.  On 19 August the half ITS at Brize moved to Kidlington, when it was joined by the half from South Cerney on 31 August.  The HQ also moved to Kidlington on 1 October, remaining until the whole unit moved to Leconfield between 4-28 February 1942, where it was redesignated No 15 (P) AFU on 1 March 1942.

It reformed on 23 February 1952 at Wethersfield, to provide refresher training to pilots returning from training schools in Canada and Southern Rhodesia during the Korean War but disbanded on 12 May 1952.

No 16 Service Flying Training School

This was formed from the Advanced Training Squadron of No 1 (Polish) FTS on 9 June 1941 at Hucknall in No 21 Group.  Initially equipped with Battles and Oxfords, it moved to Newton on 15  July 1941 and by March 1942 was operating 51 Masters and 33 Oxfords.  In September 1943 it absorbed two flights of No 2 FIS to train its own flying instructors.  By March 1944 its establishment was 79 Master III and 39 Oxfords and on 1 November 1945 it absorbed No 25 (Polish) EFTS, the Air Crew Training Centre (Polish), Newton and the Polish Initial Training Wing, Croughton being redesignated No 16 (Polish) SFTS.  It finally disbanded on 18 December 1946.

No 17 Service Flying Training School

Prior to World War Two, RAF Cranwell was responsible for training Flight Cadets who on completion of their course would be awarded Permanent Commissions in the RAF with a view to them becoming the future senior commanders of the service.  However with the outbreak of war in September 1939 this method of entry was curtailed with the last intake graduating from a shortened course in early 1940.  From this point the College assumed the role of a normal Service Flying Training School, which acted as advanced training units, training pilots on the more advanced types they would fly on operational squadrons.  Called the RAF College SFTS, it trained pilots to fly twin engined aircraft using Oxfords and utilised the main airfield at Cranwell as well as RLG, at Wellingore, Barkston Heath, Fulbeck and Caistor.

On 20 March 1944 it was redesignated No 17 SFTS, by which time it was also equipped with Masters, Spitfires and Blenheims as well as the Oxfords.  It was now utilising RLGs at Caistor, Wellingore, Coleby Grange and in November/December 1944 operated a detachment at Castle Kennedy.  In 1 May 1945 it left Cranwell and moved a few miles away to Spittlegate (Grantham) using Harlaxton and Bottesford as RLGs.   It was now operated Oxfords, Harvards, Spitfires and Beauforts but on 26 June 1946 it was redesignated No 17 Flying Training School (FTS), continuing to operate under this title until 18 June 1947 when it was once again redesignated No 1 FTS.

No 19 Flying Training School

This was formed on 1 May 1945 at Cranwell in No 21 Group and was absorbed into the RAF College on 17 April 1947.

It could have reformed in August 1949 at Cranwell but disbanded only a few months later.

No 20 Flying Training School

This was formed on 3 April 1945 at Church Lawford in No 23 Group.  being retitled No 20 Service FTS on 4 September 1946 but was redesignated No 2 FTS on

3 July 1947.

No 20 Service Flying Training School (Rhodesian Air Training Group)

This was formed at Cranborne in Southern Rhodesia on 10 July 1940 as part of the Empire Air Training Plan.  Its role was to complete the training of pilots who had already completed the elementary phase of training and bring them up to the level required to pass them on for operational training prior to allocation to an operational unit.  This training was undertaken Harts, Audaxes, Ansons, Gauntlets and Hurricanes.  On 7 September 1945, it absorbed No 28 EFTS as an EFTS section but this closed on 16 November 1945 and the school disbanded in April 1946.

No 21 Flying Training School

This was formed from a nucleus provided by No 20 FTS on 3 March 1945 at Snitterfield in No 23 Group and disbanded on 18 September 1946.

No 21 Service Flying Training School

This was formed on 8 October 1940 at Kumalo in RATG and disbanded on 18 May 1945.

 

No 22 Flying Training School

This was formed on 22 January 1945 at Calveley in No 23 Group.  It moved to Ouston on 31 May 1948 and then to Syerston on 1 February 1948, where it was retitled No 22 Service FTS the following day.  Now responsible for training RN pilots, it was redesignated No 1 FTS on 1 May 1955.

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No 22 Flying Training School

Having left the UK on 6 February 1941, it officially formed on 25 March 1941 on its arrival at Thornhill in RATG and disbanded on 30 September 1945.

No 23 Service Flying Training School, RATG

After forming at Sealand it left the UK on 2 June 1941, being officially formed on 8 July 1941 on its arrival at Heany in RATG and disbanded on 30 September 1945.

No 30 Flying Training School (France)

Formation was promulgated on 26 April 1940 at Souge, 25 km west of Vendome but formation never occurred due to the collapse of France

No 31 Flying Training School (France)                                     

Formation was promulgated on 26 April 1940 at Herbouville, 20 km north-east of Vendome but formation never occurred due to the collapse of France

No 32 Flying Training School (France)

Formation was promulgated on 26 April 1940 at Luble, 35km of NNW of Tours but formation never occurred due to the collapse of France

No 33 Flying Training School (France)

Formation was promulgated on 26 April 1940 at Houssay, 8 km south-west of Vendome but formation never occurred due to the collapse of France

No 34 Flying Training School (France)

Formation was promulgated on 26 April 1940 at an undecided location but formation never occurred due to the collapse of France

No 31 Flying Training School (Canada)

This was formed from a nucleus of No 7 SFTS on 28 August 1940 at Peterborough, departing Liverpool the following day.  Arriving at Halifax, Nova Scotia on 6 September, it moved to Kingston Ontario on 10 September, becoming No 31 SFTS on five days later.  Initially in No 1 Training Command, it was transferred to No 3 Training Command on 7 February 1944 but was replaced by No 14 SFTS, RCAF and disbanded on 14 August 1944.

No 32 Flying Training School (Canada)

This was formed from No 10 SFTS at Ternhill, departing the UK on 21 October 1940.  It arrived at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on 21 November in No 4 Training Command and disbanded on 17 October 1944.

No 33 Flying Training School (Canada)

This was formed on 20 November 1940 at Wilmslow, departing from Glasgow on 27 November 1940.  It arrived at Carberry, Manitoba on 8 December in No 2 Training Command and disbanded on 1 December 1944.

No 34 Flying Training School (Canada)

This was formed on 26 February 1941 at Wilmslow, It began training at Medicine Hat, Alberta on 14 March 1941 in No 4 Training Command and disbanded on 17 November 1944.

No 35 Service Flying Training School

Located at North Battlesford in Saskatchewan, training began on 19 August 1941 with No 2 Training Command, RCAF it was equipped with Oxfords and disbanded on 25 February 1944.

No 36 Flying Training School (Canada)

This was formed on 28 September 1941 at Penhold, Alberta in No 4 Training Command and disbanded on 3 November 1944.

No 37 Flying Training School (Canada)

This was formed on 27 October 1941 at Calgary, Alberta in No 4 Training Command and disbanded on 10 March 1944.

No 38 Flying Training School (Canada)

This was formed on 1 April 1942 at No 1 Personnel Depot, Moncton in No 4 Training Command, moving to Estevan, Saskatchewan on 7 April and disbanded on 11 February 1944.

No 39 Flying Training School (Canada)

This was formed on 15 November 1941 at Swift Current, Saskatchewan in No 4 Training Command and disbanded on 14 March 1944.

No 41 Flying Training School (Canada)

This was formed on 5 January 1942 at Weyburn, Saskatchewan in No 4 Training Command and disbanded on 22 January 1944.

No 207 Flying Training School

This was formed from No 207 AFS on 1 June 1954 at Full Sutton and disbanded on 21 July 1954.

No 211 Flying Training School

This was formed from No 211 AFS on 1 June 1954 at Worksop and was absorbed into No 4 FTS on 9 June 1956.

No 1 (Polish) Flying Training School

This was formed on 28 November 1940 at Hucknall in No 21 Group, absorbing the Polish Testing and Grading Flight (Battles and Magisters) from Carlisle and Kirkbride on 1 January 1941.  On 9 June 1941 it was split, with the Elementary Flying Training Squadron (Tiger Moths) becoming No 25 (Polish) EFTS and the Advanced Training Squadron (Oxfords) becoming No 16 (Polish) FTS.

No 1 (India) Service Flying Training School

This was formed on 1 November 1940 at Ambala, as No 1 FTS being redesignated No 1 (Indian) SFTS on 21 July 1941.  It came under the control of No 227 Group on 6 June 1942 and disbanded on 6 June 1942 into AFS (India).

Free French Flying School

This was formed on in 1940 at Bangui, French Equatorial Africa and closed in December 1942.

No 1 French Training School

Training began on 24 July 1940 at Odiham but it wasn't officially formed until 29 October, opening on 14 November but  and closed in October 1941.

No 1 Glider Training School

This was formed from the Glider Training Squadron on 1 December 1941 at Thame in No 70 Group, moving to Croughton on 2 August 1942 and disbanded on 23 March 1943 in order to form No 20 (P) AFU.

It reformed on 1 November 1944 at Croughton and disbanded on 19 June 1946.

No 2 Glider Training School

This was formed from the Glider Training Squadron on 1 December 1941 at Thame in No 70 Group, moving to Weston-on-the-Green between 8-12 December.  It was transferred to No 23 Group on 22 December and disbanded on 10 March 1943 in order to form No 20 (P) AFU.

No 3 Glider Training School

This was formed from No 10 EFTS on 21 July 1942 at Stoke Orchard in No 23 Group.  It moved to Wellesbourne Mountford on 24 July 1945 and disbanded on 3 December 1947.

No 4 Glider Training School

This was formed from No 101 (G) OTU on 13 July 1942 at Kidlington in No 23 Group and disbanded on 23 March 1943.

No 5 Glider Training School

This was formed from No 102 (G) OTU on 30 June 1942 at Kidlington in No 23 Group, moving to Shobden on 30 July in No 70 Group.  It was transferred to No 38 Group on 15 February 1945 and disbanded on 15 November 1945.

Glider Training Squadron

This was formed from Glider Flight of the CLE on 22 September 1940 at Ringway, moving to Thame on 28 December, where it disbanded on 1 December 1941 into Nos 1 and 2 GTSs.

Glider Training Unit

This was formed on 1 June 1942 at Abu Sueir in Middle East Command but disbanded on 6 November 1942.

No 1 Gliding Centre

This was formed from No 1 Home Command Gliding Centre on 31 March 1959 at Hawkinge, moving to Swanton Morley on 8 December 1961 and disbanded on 9 August 1971 into the Central Gliding School.

No 2 Gliding Centre

This was formed from No 2 Home Command Gliding Centre on 31 March 1959 at Newton, moving to Kirton-in-Lindsey on 1 September 1959 in No 22 Group and then to Spitalgate on 25 October 1965, where it disbanded on 9 August 1971 into the Central Gliding School.

No 1 Gliding School

This was formed on in December 1942 at Strathaven, moving to Dungavel in March 1944.  It came under the control of No 66 Group on 20 May 1946, moving to Dumfries in April 1950 and was redesignated No 661 GS on 1 September 1955.

No 2 Gliding School

This was formed on 25 October 1942 at East Fortune and may also have been located at Connel and/or Dumfries at some point disbanded by January 1946.

It reformed on 1 November 1947 at Grangemouth and disbanded on 1 September 1955.

No 3 Gliding School

This was formed in March 1944 at Macmerry, moving to Drem in May 1945.  It came under the control of No 66 Group on 20 May 1946 and was suspended on 1 September 1947.

No 4 Gliding School

This was formed in November 1943 at Paisley, moving to Abbotsinch in May 1945, where it remained until at least May 1951.  It came under the control of No 66 Group on 20 May 1946 and by November 1951 had moved to Grangemouth, where it disbanded in about 1952.

No 5 Gliding School

This was formed in October 1944 at Fordoun, moving to Dyce by January 1946, where it remained until at least November 1951.  It came under the control of No 66 Group on 20 May 1946 and by November 1952 had moved to Edzell, where it disbanded on 1 September 1955 into No 662 GS.

No 6 Gliding School

This was formed by February 1945 at Grangemouth, moving to Turnhouse by January 1946, where it remained until at least May 1951.  It came under the control of No 66 Group on 20 May 1946 and by November 1951 had moved to Grangemouth, where it disbanded in 1951.

No 7 Gliding School

This was formed on 31 July 1944 at Dalcross.  It came under the control of No 66 Group on 20 May 1946 and disbanded on 1 September 1955.

No 8 Gliding School

This was formed in April 1944 at Ayr, moving to Creeton by June 1945, where it remained until at least March 1947.  It came under the control of No 66 Group on 20 May 1946 and disbanded on an unknown date.

No 9 Gliding School

This was formed in May 1945 at Errol, moving to Creeton in November 1945, where it remained until at least February 1946.  It came under the control of No 66 Group on 20 May 1946 and disbanded in about March 1947.

No 10 Gliding School

This was formed on 25 May 1945 at Turnberry to at least January 1948.  It came under the control of No 66 Group on 20 May 1946 and disbanded on an unknown date.

No 21 Gliding School

This was formed in July 1943 at Lambton Park, near Chester-le-Street to at least December 1946.  It came under the control of No 64 Group on 20 May 1946 and disbanded on an unknown date.

No 22 Gliding School

This was formed in June 1942 at Kirbymoorside.  It came under the control of No 64 Group on 20 May 1946, moving to Church Fenton in February 1948 and closed on 15 May 1950.

It reopened in 1950 at Waltham (Grimsby) in , moving to Kirton-in-Lindsey in August 1950, where it was redesignated No 643 GS on 1 September 1955.

No 23 Gliding School

This was formed in May 1943 possibly at Hedon, but almost immediately moving to Yeadon to at least December 1946.  It came under the control of No 64 Group on 20 May 1946 and by March 1948 was at Rufforth, where it was redesignated No 642 GS on 1 September 1955.

No 24 Gliding School

This was formed by September 1943 at Netherthorpe, moving to Firbeck in May 1946.  It came under the control of No 64 Group on 20 May 1946, moving to Doncaster in February 1948 to at least December 1949 but by March 1951 was at Lindholme, where it disbanded on 1 September 1955.

No 25 Gliding School

This was formed by September 1943 at Hedon (Hull), to at least June 1944 and by January 1946 was at Leconfield.  It came under the control of No 64 Group on 20 May 1946 and disbanded in about November 1947.

No 26 Gliding School

This was formed by October 1943 at Greatham (West Hartlepool) to at least May 1944, being at Durham by November 1944 but was back at Greatham by January 1946.  It came under the control of No 64 Group on 20 May 1946, moving to Middleton-St-George the same month and closed on an unknown date.

It reopened on 1 June 1948 at Middleton-St-George and disbanded on 1 September 1955.

No 27 Gliding School

This was formed by October 1943 at Woolsington, It came under the control of No 64 Group on 20 May 1946, moving to Ouston in June 1948 to at least December 1949 but by November 1951 it was at Usworth, where it disbanded on 1 September 1955.

No 28 Gliding School

This was formed by October 1944 at Firbeck, moving to Middleton-St-George in January 1946.  It came under the control of No 64 Group on 20 May 1946, moving to Topcliffe in February 1948 and by February 1949 it was at Linton-on-Ouse, where it disbanded on an unknown date.

No 29 Gliding School

This was formed by February 1944 at Sheffield, moving to Askern in May, returning to Sheffield in June, then back to Askern by December 1945 and to Doncaster by January 1946.  It came under the control of No 64 Group on 20 May 1946, moving to Spitalgate in March 1948 and by February 1949 it was at Linton-on-Ouse, where it was redesignated No 644 GS on 1 September 1955.

No 30 Gliding School

This was formed in May 1944 at Sherburn-in-Elmet and disbanded in January 1946.

No 31 Gliding School

This was formed by April 1944 at Usworth, It came under the control of No 64 Group on 20 May 1946 and disbanded on 1 September 1955 into No 641 GS.

No 41 Gliding School

This was formed in July 1942 at Knowle, moving to Hockley Heath in January 1946.  It came under the control of No 63 Group on 20 May 1946, moving to Honiley in June 1947 and disbanded in about May 1953.

It reformed on 1 May 1954 at Pembrey and disbanded on 1 September 1955.

No 42 Gliding School

This was formed by October 1943 at Loughborough, moving to Bruntingthorpe in January 1946.  It came under the control of No 63 Group on 20 May 1946, moving to Bramcote in January 1947 and then to Cosford on 27 November 1949, where it was redesignated No 633 GS on 1 September 1955.

No 43 Gliding School

This was formed by October 1943 at Walsall Airport and closed in December 1945.

It had reformed by May 1947 at Lichfield and disbanded on 1 September 1955.

No 44 Gliding School

This was formed by October 1943 at Rearsby, moving to Bruntingthorpe in December 1945.  It came under the control of No 63 Group on 20 May 1946, moving to Desford on 5 April 1948, then back to Bruntingthorpe in June 1949 and finally back to Desford by December 1949, where it and closed in 1950.

It reformed on 7 July 1951 at Cottesmore, moving to Spitalgate on 1 July 1955 and disbanded on 1 September 1955.

No 45 Gliding School

This was formed in August 1942 at Meir.  It came under the control of No 63 Group on 20 May 1946 and was redesignated No 632 GS on 1 September 1955.

No 47 Gliding School

This was formed by May 1945 at Camphill, moving to Hucknall by May 1946, coming under the control of No 64 Group on 20 May 1946 and closed on 31 March 1948.

No 48 Gliding School

This was formed by October 1943 at Bretford, near Rugby, moving to Castle Bromwich in about October 1945, coming under the control of No 63 Group on 20 May 1946.  It moved to Lichfield on 1 April 1950 and then back to Castle Bromwich in August, where it disbanded by December 1955.

No 49 Gliding School

This was formed by June 1945 at Burnaston, moving to Wymeswold in 1945 and then to Castle Donington by May 1946.  It came under the control of No 64 Group on 20 May 1946 and moved to Newton in September 1946, where it disbanded on 1 September 1955.

No 50 Gliding School

This was formed by March 1944 at Lugg Meadows, Hereford, later moving to Hereford Racecourse and then to Madley in January 1946, coming under the control of No 63 Group on 20 May 1946.  It moved to Pershore on 22 January 1947 and disbanded on 1 June 1948.

No 51 Gliding School

This possibly formed at Long Mynd but possibly became a detachment of No 45 GS.

No 52 Gliding School

This was due to form at Hucknall but these plans were cancelled and No 47 GS was moved to Hucknall instead.

No 61 Gliding School

This was formed by October 1943 at Abergavenny and disbanded in about October 1944.

No 62 Gliding School

This was formed by October 1943 at Llanishen, Cardiff, remaining there until at least December 1946.  It came under the control of No 63 Group on 20 May 1946 and by August 1947 was at Pengam Moors, Cardiff, where it disbanded on 4 August 1948.

No 63 Gliding School

This was formed by October 1943 at Tal-y-Cafn (Conway), remaining there until at least January 1946.  It came under the control of No 63 Group on 20 May 1946 and by June was at Mona, returning briefly to Tal-y-Caln in December 1947 before going to Valley the following month, where it disbanded on 31 March 1948.

No 64 Gliding School

This was formed in May 1944 at Merthyr, to at least June 1945, after which it and disbanded in 1945.

No 65 Gliding School

This was formed in May 1944 at Rhoose to at least May 1944, coming under the control of No 63 Group on 20 May 1946 and disbanded in 1947.

No 66 Gliding School

This possibly formed in August 1944 at an unknown location,  and had become non-operational by June 1945.

No 67 Gliding School

This unit appears to have been open by August 1944 at an unknown location but had disbanded by January 1946.

No 68 Gliding School

This was formed by December 1944 at Bridgend to at least January 1945 but had moved top Stormy Down by June 1945.  It came under the control of No 63 Group on 20 May 1946, moving to St Athan in March 1947, where it and was redesignated No 634 GS on 1 September 1955.

No 69 Gliding School

This was formed in October 1944 at an unknown location, after which little is known

No 70 Gliding School

This was formed by July 1944 at Pennard (Gower), to at least January 1946.  It came under the control of No 63 Group on 20 May 1946, moving to Fairwood Common by June 1946, where it and suspended in 1947/1948.

No 72 Gliding School

This was formed by June 1944 at Newport, coming under the control of No 63 Group on 20 May 1946 and disbanded in 1947.

No 74 Gliding School

This was formed by September 1944 at Templeton, coming under the control of No 63 Group on 20 May 1946.  It moved to Carew Cheriton in June 1946 and amalgamated with No 68 GS on in December 1946.

No 80 Gliding School

This was formed on 1 August 1951 at Halesland (Mendip Hills) and disbanded on 1 September 1955.

No 81 Gliding School

This was formed by October 1943 at Yeovil, coming under the control of No 62 Group on 20 May 1946.  It moved to Yeovilton by November 1947 and disbanded in July 1948.

No 82 Gliding School

This was formed by October 1943 at Roborough, coming under the control of No 62 Group on 20 May 1946.  It moved to Harrowbeer on 19 February 1948 and disbanded on 1 September 1955.

No 83 Gliding School

This was formed by May 1944 at Moreton Valence, coming under the control of No 62 Group on 20 May 1946.  It moved to Aston Down on 13 October 1946 and disbanded in 1955.

No 84 Gliding School

This was formed by August 1944 at Haldon Moor, coming under the control of No 62 Group on 20 May 1946.  It moved to Exeter Airport in June 1946 and was redesignated No 624 GS on 1 September 1955.

No 86 Gliding School

This was formed in May 1944 at an unknown location, but soon disbanded

No 87 Gliding School

This was formed in July 1943 at Locking, coming under the control of No 62 Group on 20 May 1946 and was redesignated No 621 GS on 1 September 1955.

No 88 Gliding School

This was formed by July 1944 at Wroughton, coming under the control of No 62 Group on 20 May 1946.  It moved to Hullavington on 28 September 1947 and disbanded in May 1948.

No 89 Gliding School

This was formed in March 1844 at Christchurch, coming under the control of No 62 Group on 20 May 1946 and was redesignated No 622 GS on 1 September 1955.

No 92 Gliding School

This was formed by January 1944 at Yate, moving to Charmy Down by June.  It came under the control of No 62 Group on 20 May 1946, moving to Colerne on 20 February 1948 and disbanded on 1 September 1955.

No 94 Gliding School

This was formed by June 1945 at Yate, coming under the control of No 62 Group on 20 May 1946 and disbanded on 20 February 1948.

No 95 Gliding School

This was formed by April 1945 at Perranporth, moving to St Eval by June.  It came under the control of No 62 Group on 20 May 1946 and disbanded on 31 January 1950.

No 101 Gliding School

This was possibly the, so far, unidentified Gliding School which opened on 7 August 1943 at Great Yarmouth, but no other details are known

No 102 Gliding School

This was formed in May/June 1943 at Hethersett (Norwich), moving to Horsham St Faith in mid 1945.  It came under the control of No 61 Group on 20 May 1946, moving to Swanton Morley in June 1953, where it was redesignated No 611 GS on 1 September 1955.

No 103 Gliding School

This was formed by October 1943 at Westley (Bury St Edmunds), moving to Honington by April 1944, returning to Westly by June, remaining there until at least December.  It came under the control of No 61 Group on 20 May 1946, by which time it was back at Honington and disbanded on 25 April 1948.

No 104 Gliding School

This was formed in October 1944 at Ipswich Airport, coming under the control of No 62 Group on 20 May 1946.  By April 1948 it had moved to Martlesham Heath and was redesignated No 612 GS on 1 September 1955.

No 105 Gliding School

This was formed on 6 May 1945 at Cambridge, coming under the control of No 62 Group on 20 May 1946 and disbanded on 1 September 1955.

No 106 Gliding School

This was formed by June 1944 at Henlow, coming under the control of No 62 Group on 20 May 1947 and disbanded on 1 September 1955.

No 107 Gliding School

This was formed in September 1942 at Lincoln (West Common), to at least September 1944 but had moved to Coleby Grange by June 1945.  It came under the control of No 61 Group on 20 May 1946, moving to Digby in December 1946 and disbanded in October 1949.

No 108 Gliding School

This was formed by June 1945 at Corby but had moved to Desborough by September 1945.  It came under the control of No 61 Group on 20 May 1946, had been suspended by 30 June 1949  and disbanded on an unknown date.

No 121 Gliding School

This was formed by August 1942 at Wembley Stadium but had moved to Halton by February 1944 and disbanded in late 1945.

No 122 Gliding School

This was formed on 25 October 1942 at Northwick Park but had moved to Leavesden by April 1946.  It came under the control of No 65 Group on 20 May 1946, moving to Halton on 21 September 1947 and was redesignated No 613 GS on 1 September 1955.

No 123 Gliding School

This was possibly formed as No 3 EGTS on4 October 1942 at White Waltham, but had moved to Bray Court, Berkshire by December 1943.  It came under the control of No 65 Group on 20 May 1946, moving to White Waltham in No 61 Group in February 1948 and was redesignated No 623 GS on 1 September 1955.

No 124 Gliding School

This was formed by August 1943 at Elstree to at least December 1947.  It came under the control of No 65 Group on 20 May 1946 and disbanded on an unknown date.

No 125 Gliding School

This was formed by August 1943 at Denham, coming under the control of No 64 Group on 20 May 1946 and later moving to Langley where it disbanded on 1 September 1955.

No 126 Gliding School

This was formed in August 1943 at Booker, coming under the control of No 65 Group on 20 May 1946 and disbanded on 1 September 1955.

No 127 Gliding School

This was formed by August 1943 at Panshanger, coming under the control of No 61 Group on 20 May 1946 and disbanded on 30 May 1948.

No 128 Gliding School

This was formed in July 1944 at Theale, coming under the control of No 62 Group on 20 May 1946 and disbanded on an unknown date.

No 129 Gliding School

This was formed by September 1943 at Romney Marsh, moving to Waltham Cross in January 1946.  It came under the control of No 61 Group on 20 May 1946, moving to North Weald in October 1946 and disbanded on 30 May 1948.

No 130 Gliding School

This was formed in October 1944 at Cowley, coming under the control of No 62 Group on 20 May 1946.  It moved to Abingdon on 9 November 1946 and then to Weston-on-the-Green, where it disbanded on 1 September 1955.

No 141 Gliding School

This was formed on 25 October 1942 at Kidbrooke, moving to Gravesend on 1 December 1945.  It came under the control of No 61 Group on 20 May 1946, moving to West Malling by 30 June 1949 but at Detling by October 1951, where it disbanded on 1 September 1955.

No 142 Gliding School

This was formed in October 1943 at Bulphan, Essex, moving to Stapleford Tawney by January 1946.  It came under the control of No 65 Group on 20 May 1946, moving to North Weald on 17 August until at least December 1949 but by August 1950 was at Hendon, finally moving to Hornchurch on 1 August 1953, where it disbanded on 1 September 1955.

No 143 Gliding School

This was formed in October 1942 at Hamsey Green to at least August 1943 but by May 1945 was at Croydon.  It came under the control of No 61 Group on 20 May 1946 and by May 1948 was at Kenley, where it and was redesignated No 615 GS on 1 September 1955.

No 144 Gliding School

This was formed mid 1943 at Hounslow Heath but by May 1945 was at Heston.  It came under the control of No 65 Group on 20 May 1946 and disbanded in March 1948.

No 145 Gliding School

This was formed mid 1944 at Birch, coming under the control of No 61 Group on 20 May 1946.  It moved to Boxted in early 1947 and disbanded on 25 April 1948.

No 146 Gliding School

This was formed by May 1944 at Shenfield, moving to Fairlop in around October 1944.  It came under the control of No 65 Group on 20 May 1946, moving to Hornchurch on 17 August 1948 and was redesignated No 614 GS on 1 September 1955.

No 147 Gliding School

This was formed by January 1945 at Laindon, moving to Fairlop in around March 1946 and disbanded in January 1946 into No 146 GS.

No 148 Gliding School

This was formed in November 1943, opening in July 1944, coming under the control of No 61 Group on 20 May 1946 and disbanded on 16 June 1949 into No 141 GS.

No 149 Gliding School

This was formed in November 1942 as a satellite of Kidbrooke and by 1945 was at Gravesend, where it disbanded on 1 December 1945 into No 141 GS.

No 161 Gliding School

This was formed in August 1942 at Burgess Hill, moving to Brighton by July 1944 and then to Tangmere by April 1945.  It moved to Shoreham in January 1946 but by April was at Ford, where it came under the control of No 61 Group on 20 May 1946.  At some point it appears to have moved back to Tangmere and closed on 11 October 1953 but may then have re-opened in 1954 as it finally disbanded on 1 September 1955.

No 162 Gliding School

This was formed in October 1943 at Hamsey Green, moving to Kenley by January 1946, coming under the control of No 61 Group on 20 May 1946.  By June it was at Gatwick and by June 1949 was at Biggin Hill, where it disbanded on 31 August 1950.

No 163 Gliding School

This was formed by October 1943 and was at Portsmouth by October 1944.  Coming under the control of No 62 Group on 20 May 1946, it moved to Gosport on 19 June and disbanded in May 1948.

No 166 Gliding School

This was formed by October 1943 at Westwell, near Ashford and was at Hawkinge by December 1945.  Coming under the control of No 66 Group on 20 May 1946, it disbanded on 5 September 1955.

No 167 Gliding School

This was formed by October 1943 and was at Woking by June 1944.  It was at Fairoaks by May 1945, coming under the control of No 61 Group on 20 May 1946 and disbanded in early 1948.

No 168 Gliding School

This was formed by January 1945 at Rochester, It came under the control of No 61 Group on 20 May 1946, moving to Detling by 30 June 1949 and disbanded on 1 September 1955.

No 180 Gliding School

This was formed by November 1951 at Warton in No 63 Group and disbanded on 1 September 1955.

No 181 Gliding School

This was formed by August 1943 at Stanley Park (Blackpool).  It came under the control of No 63 Group on 20 May 1946, moving to Warton on 26 May 1947 and disbanded on 1 June 1948.

No 182 Gliding School

This was formed on 28 May 1945 at Samlesbury, to at least 29 December 1949.  It came under the control of No 63 Group on 20 May 1946, moving to Warton on 26 May 1948 and disbanded on an unknown date.

No 183 Gliding School

This was formed by March 1944 at Wilmslow, moving to Woodford in about October 1945.  It came under the control of No 63 Group on 20 May 1946 and disbanded on 1 September 1955.

No 184 Gliding School

This was formed by March 1944 at Wilmslow, moving to Woodford by May 1945.  It was back at Wilmslow by December 1945 but returned to Woodford by January 1946, where it disbanded in mid 1946.

No 185 Gliding School

This was formed by March 1944 at Barton, coming under the control of No 63 Group on 20 May 1946 and disbanded in December 1947.

No 186 Gliding School

This was formed in June 1944 at Speke, coming under the control of No 63 Group on 20 May 1946.  It moved to Hooton Park in March 1947, Woodvale on 15 March 1948 and then to Hawarden in December 1952, where it was redesignated No 631 GS on 1 September 1955.

No 187 Gliding School

This was formed by March 1944 at Manchester, moving to Stretton by June 1944.  It came under the control of No 63 Group on 20 May 1946 and disbanded in November 1947.

No 188 Gliding School

This was formed by February 1944 at Cark, to at least December 1946, coming under the control of No 63 Group on 20 May 1946 and by May 1947 it was at Walney Island, Barrow.  It closed on October 1947 but re-opened at Barrow on 1 May 1948 and  closed in October 1947.

No 189 Gliding School

This was formed by June 1945 at Kingstown, coming under the control of No 63 Group on 20 May 1946 and disbanded in October 1947.

No 190 Gliding School

This was formed by May 1945 at Cranage, coming under the control of No 63 Group on 20 May 1946.  It moved to Woodvale in March 1947 and disbanded on 31 March 1948.

No 192 Gliding School

This was formed by July 1944 at Little Sutton and disbanded in July 1945.

However, it appears to have reformed by June 1945 at Hooton Park, moving to Sealand on May 1946, was back at Hooton Park by October 1947 but then disbanded at Woodvale in December 1947.  It presumably re-opened at Sealand shortly afterwards, moving to Hooton Park on 5 March 1948.  By 30 June 1949 it was back at Sealand to at least September 1950 but by May 1953 had moved to Hawarden and disbanded at some point after this.

No 201 Gliding School

This was formed by May 1943 at Lisburn, moving to Newtownards by April 1944 to at least December 1946.  It had then moved to Long Kesh by May 1946 and disbanded on in 1947.

No 202 Gliding School

This was formed by October 1943 at an unknown location,  and had disbanded by October 1944.

No 203 Gliding School

This was formed by October 1943 at an unknown location, moving to Newtownards by May 19454 to at least December 1946.  It had then moved to Downhill, near Coleraine by July 1947, Aldergrove by 30 June 1949, Sydenham by September 1949.  By November 1952 it was back at Newtownards, Toome from 3 July 1953, Aldergrove by July 1955 but soon moved on to Long Kesh, where it was redesignated No 671 GS on 1 September 1955.

Greek Training Flight

This was formed in September 1941 at Gaza, moving to Aqir on 12 January 1942 and was absorbed into the Royal Hellenic Air Force in November 1942.

Iraq Command Training Flight

This had been formed by 1927 at Baghdad and was redesignated Communication Flight, Iraq on 30 December 1930

Light Aircraft School

This was formed from The AOP School on 3 April 1953 at Middle Wallop in No 23 Group, being transferred to No 25 Group on 1 January 1957 and was transferred to the Army Air Corps on 1 September 1957.

Netheravon Flying School

This was formed from No 8 Training Squadron on 29 July 1919 at Netheravon and was redesignated No 1 FTS on 23 December 1919.

Norwegian Training Base

This was formed on 11 December 1944 at Winkleigh in No 23 Group.  to train personnel for the planned post-war Norwegian Air Force.  Its task complete the aircraft were flown to Norway on 10 November 1945 at which point it probably disbanded.

No 1 Reserve Flying School

This was formed from No 1 EFTS 5 May 1947 at Panshanger in No 65 Group, being transferred to No 61 Group on 1 February 1951 and disbanded on 31 March 1953.

No 2 Reserve Flying School

This was formed on 1 October 1948 at Barton in No 63 Group, being operated by Reid and Sigrist until 1 October 1952 when it was taken over by Short Brothers and Harland Ltd and disbanded on 31 March 1953.

No 3 Reserve Flying School

This was formed on 15 August 1948 at Cardiff in No 63 Group, being operated by British Aviation Services until 15 February 1952 when it was taken over by Cambrian Air Services Ltd and disbanded on 31 July 1953.

No 4 Reserve Flying School

This was formed from No 4 EFTS 10 March 1947 at Brough in No 64 Group, being operated by Blackburn Aircraft Ltd and disbanded on 31 March 1948.

No 5 Reserve Flying School

This was formed on 1 November 1947 at Castle Bromwich in No 63 Group, being operated by Birketts Air Services Ltd and disbanded on 20 June 1954.

No 6 Reserve Flying School

This was formed from No 6 EFTS 12 May 1947 at Sywell in No 61 Group, being operated by Brooklands Aviation Ltd.  It was transferred to No 64 Group in July 1949 disbanded on 31 March 1953.

No 7 Reserve Flying School

This was formed from No 7 EFTS 9 May 1947 at Desford in No 64 Group, being operated by Reid and Sigrist Ltd disbanded on 31 July 1953.

No 8 Reserve Flying School

This was formed from No 8 EFTS 3 March 1947 at Woodley in No 62 Group, being operated by Handley Page (Reading) Ltd disbanded on 31 March 1943.

No 9 Reserve Flying School

This was formed on 1 November 1947 at Doncaster in No 64 Group, being operated by C L Air Surveys Ltd disbanded on 20 June 1954.

10 Reserve Flying School

This was formed on 16 May 1949 at Exeter in , being operated by Exeter Airport Ltd disbanded on 20 June 1954.

No 11 Reserve Flying School

This was formed from No 11 EFTS 18 March 1947 at Scone in No 11 Group, being operated by Airwork Ltd disbanded on 20 June 1954.

No 12 Reserve Flying School

This was formed on 1 April 1948 at Filton in No 62 Group

No 13 Reserve Flying School

This was formed on 1 April 1948 at Grangemouth in  and disbanded on 19 April 1949 into No 11 RFS.

No 14 Reserve Flying School

This was formed on 15 August 1947 at Hamble in No 62 Group, being operated by Air Service Training Ltd disbanded on 15 August 1953.

No 15 Reserve Flying School

This was formed on 1 April 1948 at Redhill in No 65 Group, being operated by British Air Transport Ltd.  It was transferred to No 61 Group on 1 February 1951 disbanded on 20 June 1954.

No 16 Reserve Flying School

This was formed from No 16 EFTS 27 March 1947 at Burnaston in No 64 Group, being operated by Air Schools Ltd disbanded on 30 June 1953.

No 17 Reserve Flying School

This was formed on 1 July 1948 at Hornchurch in No 65 Group and disbanded on 31 July 1953.

No 18 Reserve Flying School

This was formed from No 18 EFTS 14 May 1947 at Fairoaks in No 65 Group, being operated by Universal Flying Services Ltd.  It was transferred to No 61 Group on 1 February 1952 disbanded on 31 July 1953.

No 19 Reserve Flying School

This was formed on 10 July 1950 at Hooton Park in No 63 Group, being operated by Short Brothers and Harland Ltd.  It moved to Woodvale on 15 July 1951 disbanded on 20 June 1954.

No 22 Reserve Flying School

This was formed from No 22 EFTS 1 May 1947 at Cambridge in No 61 Group and disbanded on 20 June 1954.

No 23 Reserve Flying School

This was formed on 1 February 1949 at Usworth in No 64 Group, being operated by Airwork Ltd disbanded on 31 July 1953.

Reserve Flying School

This was formed from No 24 EFTS 7 May 1947 at Rochester in No 61 Group but disbanded on 31 March 1953.

Reserve Flying School

This was formed from No 28 EFTS 26 June 1947 at Wolverhampton in No 63 Group and disbanded on 31 March 1953.

No 1 Training Depot Station

The nucleus of this unit was formed from elements of No 4 TS (Northolt), No 26 TS (Turnhouse) and No 39 TS (Montrose) on 20 July 1917 at Stamford and disbanded on 14 March 1919.

No 2 Training Depot Station

The nucleus of this unit was formed from elements of Nos 35 TS (Northolt) and 19 TS (Hounslow) on 7 August 1917 at Lake Down, officially forming on 15 August.  It moved to Stonehenge on 2 December and was redesignated No 2 SoN&BD on 5 January 1918.

It reformed on 15 April 1918 at West Fenton (Guillane) in 30th Wing, later being transferred to No 20 Group and disbanded on 21 November 1919.

No 3 Training Depot Station

The nucleus of this unit was formed from elements of Nos 54 TS (Harlaxton), 28 TS (Yatesbury) and 62 TS (Dover) on 22 August 1917 at Lopcombe Corner, officially forming on 5 September.  It was transferred to No 8 Group on 12 October 1919 and was redesignated No 3 Training Squadron on 15 May 1919.

No 4 Training Depot Station

The nucleus of this unit was formed from elements of Nos 34 TS (Ternhill), 31 TS (Wyton) and 81 TS (Scampton) on 1 September 1917 at Hooton Park, officially forming on 19 September and was redesignated No 4 Training Squadron on 14 March 1919.

No 5 Training Depot Station

The nucleus of this unit was formed from elements of Nos 41 TS (Doncaster), 48 TS (Waddington) and 68 TS (Bramham Moor) on 15 September 1917 at Easton-on-the Hill, officially forming on 24 September and was redesignated No 5 Training Squadron on 14 March 1919.

No 6 Training Depot Station

The nucleus of this unit was formed from elements of Nos 59 TS (Yatesbury), 82 TS (Waddington) and 83 TS (Spittlegate) on 1 October 1917 at Boscombe Down, officially forming on 12 October and disbanded on 15 May 1919.

No 7 Training Depot Station

The nucleus of this unit was formed from elements of Nos 18 TS (Montrose), 63 TS (Joyce Green) and 28 TS (Castle Bromwich) on 15 October 1917 at Feltwell, officially forming on 1 November and disbanded on 22 April 1919.

No 8 Training Depot Station

This was formed on 1 April 1918 at Netheravon in 4th Wing and was redesignated No 8 Training Squadron on 15 May 1919.

No 9 Training Depot Station

This was formed on 15 March 1918 at Shawbury in 29th Wing and disbanded on 25 April 1919.

No 10 Training Depot Station

This was formed on 15 April 1918 at Harling Road in 39th Wing and was redesignated No 10 Training Squadron on 14 March 1919.

No 11 Training Depot Station

This was formed on 1 April 1918 at Old Sarum in 33rd Wing, moving to Boscombe Down in November 1918 and then Beaulieu in April 1919, where it was redesignated No 11 Training Squadron on in September 1919.

No 12 Training Depot Station

This was formed on 1 April 1918 at Netheravon in 4th Wing and disbanded on 15 May 1919.

No 13 Training Depot Station

This was formed on 1 April 1918 at Ternhill in 29th Wing and was redesignated No 13 Training Squadron on 14 March 1919.

No 14 Training Depot Station

This was formed on 6 June 1918 at Lake Down in  and was redesignated No 14 Training Squadron on in June 1919.

No 15 Training Depot Station

This was formed on 1 April 1918 at Hucknall in 27th Wing and was redesignated No 15 Training Squadron on 14 March 1919.

No 16 Training Depot Station

This was formed from No 194 TS on 21 July 1918 at Amriya in 20th Wing, It moved to Abu Sueir and 69th Wing in November, Heliopolis on 6 July 1919 and was transferred to HQ Training Brigade (Middle East) on 18 July 1919.  By February 1920 it had been reduced to cadre and disbanded on in August 1920.

No 17 Training Depot Station

This was formed from No 57 TS on 21 July 1918 at Abu Sueir in 32nd Wing.  It was transferred to the 69th Wing in July 1918, moving to El Firdan in October, rejoining 32nd Wing and finally to Shallufa and 69th Wing in May 1919, where it disbanded on 25 July 1919.

No 18 Training Depot Station

This was formed from  on 21 July 1918 at Abbassia in 20th Wing.  In September 1918 it moved to Moascar in 32nd Wing before going to Abu Sueir as a cadre on 14 April 1919.  The cadre then moved to El Rimal, where it disbanded on 22 July 1919.

No 19 Training Depot Station

This was formed from No 195 TS on 21 July 1918 at El Rimal in 32nd Wing.  It was transferred to the 69th Wing in September 1918 and disbanded on 25 July 1919.

No 20 Training Depot Station  

This was formed from No 193 TS on 21 July 1918 at Amriya in 20th Wing.  On 20 August 1918 it moved to Shallufa in 32nd Wing before returning to Amriya and 20th Wing in November.  Further moved followed to Abu Sueir in late 1918, Amriya in February 1919, El Rimal in April, Shallufa in May and finally back to El Rimal as a cadre, where it disbanded on 22 July 1919.

No 21 Training Depot Station

This was formed from Nos 3 and 27 TS on 15 July 1918 at Driffield in 19th Wing.  It was transferred to 8th Wing on 12 September 1918 and was redesignated No 21 Training Squadron on in July 1919.

No 22 Training Depot Station

This was formed from Nos 26 and 69 TS on 1 August 1918 at Gormanston in 3rd Wing and was redesignated No 22 Training Squadron on 13 April 1919.

No 23 Training Depot Station

This was formed from Nos 31 and 35 TS on 1 September 1918 at Baldonnel in 3rd Wing and disbanded on 14 February 1919.

No 24 Training Depot Station

This was formed from Nos 24 and 59 TS on 15 August 1918 at Collinstown in 3rd Wing and was redesignated No 24 Training Squadron on 13 April 1919.

No 25 Training Depot Station   This was formed from No 9 TS on 1 September 1918 at Tallaght in 3rd Wing and disbanded on 14 February 1919 by which time it was in 55th Wing.

No 26 Training Depot Station

This was formed from Nos 36 and 74 TS on 15 July 1918 at Edzell in No 20 Group and disbanded on 25 April 1919.

No 27 Training Depot Station

This was formed from Nos 50 and 64 TS on 15 August 1918 at Crail in No 20 Group and disbanded on 31 March 1919.

No 28 Training Depot Station

This was formed from Nos 60 and 71 TS on 27 July 1918 at Weston-on-the-Green in 21st Wing and disbanded on in March 1919.

No 29 Training Depot Station

This was formed from Nos 1 and 73 TS on 27 July 1918 at Beaulieu in 17th Wing.  It was transferred to No 8 Group on 12 August and disbanded on 28 March 1919.

No 30 Training Depot Station

This was formed from Nos 2 and 4 TS on 15 July 1918 at Northolt in 18th Wing and was redesignated No 30 Training Squadron on in May 1919.

No 31 Training Depot Station

This was formed from No 5 TS on 1 September 1918 at Fowlmere in 26th Wing and was redesignated No 31 Training Squadron on 14 March 1919.

No 32 Training Depot Station

This was formed from Nos 6 and 18 TS on 15 July 1918 at Montrose in 30th Wing and disbanded on 30 May 1919.

No 33 Training Depot Station

This was formed from Nos 7 and 8 TS on 15 August 1918 at Witney in 21st Wing and was redesignated No 33 Training Squadron on 6 September 1919.

No 34 Training Depot Station

This was formed from Nos 11, 60 and 81 TS on 15 July 1918 at Scampton in 23rd Wing and disbanded on 5 March 1919 into No 46 TDS.

No 35 Training Depot Station

This was formed from Nos 12 and 25 TS on 15 July 1918 at Thetford in 26th Wing, moving to Duxford on 21 August and disbanded on 31 May 1919 into No 31 TS.

No 36 Training Depot Station

This was formed from Nos 13 and 66 TS on 15 July 1918 at Yatesbury (No 2 Aerodrome) in 28th Wing and disbanded on 15 May 1919 into a new No 36 TS.

No 37 Training Depot Station

This was formed from Nos 16 and 17 TS on 15 July 1918 at Yatesbury (No 1 Aerodrome) in 28th Wing and disbanded on 15 May 1919 into a new No 36 TS.

No 38 Training Depot Station

This was formed from Nos 14 and 68 TS on 15 July 1918 at Tadcaster in 8th Wing and was redesignated No 38 Training Squadron on in August 1919.

No 39 Training Depot Station

This was formed from Nos 15 and 37 TS on 15 August 1918 at Spittlegate in 24th Wing and was redesignated No 39 Training Squadron on 14 March 1919.

No 40 Training Depot Station

This was formed from Nos 20 and 53 TS on 15 August 1918 at Harlaxton in 24th Wing and disbanded on 8 May 1919.

No 41 Training Depot Station

This was formed from No 56 TS on 15 July 1918 at London Colney in 18th Wing, being transferred to 56th Wing on 18 September was redesignated No 41 Training Squadron on in October 1919.

No 42 Training Depot Station

This was formed from Nos 28 and 62 TS on 15 July 1918 at Hounslow in 18th Wing and disbanded on 30 June 1919.

No 43 Training Depot Station

This was formed from Nos 34 and 43 TS on 15 July 1918 at Chattis Hill and disbanded on 15 May 1919.

No 44 Training Depot Station  

his was formed from Nos 35 and 71 TS on 15 August 1918 at Port Meadow in 21st Wing and was redesignated No 44 Training Squadron on in August 1919.

No 45 Training Depot Station

This was formed from Nos 38 and 71 TS on 15 August 1918 at Rendcomb in 21st Wing and was redesignated No 45 Training Squadron on in June 1919.

No 46 Training Depot Station

This was formed from Nos 39 and 45 TS on 27 July 1918 at South Carlton in 8th Wing, being transferred to 23rd Wing on 12 September was redesignated No 46 Training Squadron on in July 1919.

No 47 Training Depot Station

This was formed from Nos 41 and 49 TS on 15 July 1918 at Doncaster in 8th Wing, being transferred to 23rd Wing on 12 September disbanded on 20 February 1919.

No 48 Training Depot Station

This was formed from Nos 47 and 48 TS on 4 July 1918 at Waddington in 27th Wing and disbanded on 14 March 1919.

No 49 Training Depot Station

This was formed from Nos 46 and 52 on 15 July 1918 at Catterick in 19th Wing and disbanded on 10 March 1919.

No 50 Training Depot Station

This was formed from No 54 TS on 15 July 1918 at Eastbourne in 60th Wing, being transferred to 6th Wing on 14 September and by October 1919 was at Manston, where it disbanded on 24 October 1919.

No 51 Training Depot Station

This was formed from Nos 55 and 67 TS on 15 July 1918 at North Shotwick in 37th Wing and was redesignated No 51 Training Squadron on in September 1919.

No 52 Training Depot Station

This was formed from No 75 TS on 15 July 1918 at Cramlington in 19th Wing and was redesignated No 52 Training Squadron on in September 1919.

No 53 Training Depot Station

This was formed from No 65 TS on 15 July 1918 at Dover in 60th Wing and disbanded on 15 October 1918 into No 53 TDS.

No 54 Training Depot Station

This was formed from No 207 TDS on 20 July 1918 at Fairlop, being transferred to No 1 Group by November and disbanded on 10 July 1919.

No 55 Training Depot Station

This was formed from No 203 TDS on 14 July 1918 at Manston in 6th Wing, moving to Narborough in 39th Wing on 12 September and was redesignated No 55 Training Squadron on 14 March 1919.

No 56 Training Depot Station

This was formed from No 201 TDS on 27 July 1918 at Cranwell in 59th Wing and disbanded on 13 March 1919.

No 57 Training Depot Station

This was formed from No 202 TDS on 27 July 1918 at Cranwell in 59th Wing and disbanded on 13 March 1919.

No 58 Training Depot Station

This was formed from No 213 TDS on 8 July 1918 at Cranwell in 59th Wing and disbanded on 25 April 1919.

No 59 Training Depot Station

This was formed from No 211 TDS on 8 July 1918 at Portholme Meadow in 26th Wing, moving to Scopwick in 59th Wing on 15 October and was redesignated No 59 Training Squadron on 14 March 1919.

No 60 Training Depot Station

This was formed from Nos 22 and 23 TS on 1 December 1918 at Aboukir in 20th Wing and disbanded on 22 July 1919.

No 61 Training Depot Station

This was formed on 15 December 1918 at Tangmere in No 2 Group, for further training of pilots from No 40 TS was redesignated No 61 Training Squadron on 20 June 1919.

No 201 Training Depot Station

This was formed from elements of the RNAS Training Establishment on 1 April 1918 at Cranwell and was redesignated No 56 TDS on 27 July 1918.

It reformed from No 1 Torpedo Training Squadron on 14 August 1918 at East Fortune and was redesignated the Torpedo Training Squadron on 30 April 1919.

No 202 Training Depot Station

This was formed from elements of the RNAS Training Establishment on 1 April 1918 at Cranwell and was redesignated No 57 TDS on 27 July 1918.

No 203 Training Depot Station

This was formed from the RNAS DH4 School on 1 April 1918 at Manston and was redesignated No 55 TDS on 14 July 1918.

No 204 Training Depot Station

This was formed from the Naval Flying School on 1 April 1918 at Eastchurch and disbanded on 14 June 1919.

No 205 Training Depot Station

This was formed from the RNAS Training Establishment on 1 April 1918 at Vendome, being placed in the 84th Wing in October disbanded in December 1918.

No 206 Training Depot Station

This was formed from the RNAS Flying School on 1 April 1918 at Eastbourne and was redesignated No 50 TDS on 15 July 1918.

No 207 Training Depot Station

This was formed from the RNAS Flying School on 1 April 1918 at Fairlop and Chingford and was redesignated No 54 TDS on 20 July 1918.

No 208 Training Depot Station

This was formed from  on in June 1918 at East Fortune, as the Fleet and Torpedo Pilots' Finishing School disbanded on 19 July 1918 to permit the formation of the Fleet Aerial Gunnery School and No 1 Torpedo Training Squadron.

No 209 Training Depot Station

This was formed on 1 April 1918 at Lee-on-Solent in No 10 Group and disbanded on 15 May 1919 into the RAF and Navy Co-operation School.

No 210 Training Depot Station

This was formed from  on in June 1918 at Calshot, as the Seaplane Pilots' Finishing and Aerial Gunnery School disbanded on 15 May 1919 into the RAF and Navy Co-operation School.

No 211 Training Depot Station

This was formed on 1 April 1918 at Portholme Meadow in 26th Wing and was redesignated No 59 TDS on 8 July 1918.

No 212 Training Depot Station

This was formed on in May 1918 at Vendome in 84th Wing and disbanded in December 1918.

No 213 Training Depot Station

This was formed from  on 17 June 1918 at Cranwell and was redesignated No 58 TDS on 27 July 1918.

Training Squadrons

Nos 1 - 18 Training Squadrons had begun life as Reserve Aeroplane Squadrons being redesignated Reserve Squadrons on 13 January 1916.  Those formed after this date until 31 May 1917 were also known as Reserve Squadrons (Nos 19 - 66, No 68, Nos 78 - 93 and No 198).  All others were designated as Training Squadrons on formation.  These changes will not be mentioned the following individual histories.

No 1 Training Squadron

This was formed in August 1914 at Farnborough in the Administrative Wing, RFC, becoming No 1 RAS on 12  November.  It moved to Gosport on 7 April 1916 in 7th Wing but two months later was transferred to 16th Wing and then in August to 17th Wing.  It and disbanded on 2 August 1917 into the School of Special Flying.

It reformed on 1 October 1917 at Narborough in 7th Wing, moving to Port Meadow on 10 October 1917in 21st wing and then to Beaulieu in 7th Wing, where it disbanded on 27 January 1918 into No 29 TDS.

No 2 Training Squadron

This was formed 12 November 1914 at Brooklands, coming under 5th Wing on 1 October 1915 but by March 1916 was in 7th Wing and a year later was transferred to 18th Wing.  It moved to Northolt on 31 January 1917 and disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 30 TDS.

No 3 Training Squadron

This was formed from the Netheravon Flying School on 21 January 1915 at Netheravon in the Administrative Wing, RFC, moving to Shoreham on 21 January 1915.  It was transferred to 5th Wing on 10 August, 7th Wing on 1 November, 6th Wing in June 1916 then to 17th Wing on 19 August 1916 and disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 21 TDS.

It reformed from No 3 TDS on 15 May 1919 at Lopcombe Corner in No 8 Group and disbanded on 20 June 1919.

No 4 Training Squadron

This was formed 29 January 1915 at Farnborough in the Administrative Wing, RFC, moving to Northolt on 1 March.  It was transferred to 7th Wing on 13 December, then to 18th Wing on 25 March 1916 and disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 30 TDS.

It reformed from No 4 TDS on 14 March 1919 at Hooton Park in 37th Wing and disbanded on 31 May 1919.

It reformed from No 51 TS on 31 May 1919 at North Shotwick in 37th Wing and was redesignated No 5 FTS on 26 April 1920.

No 5 Training Squadron

This was formed 11 May 1915 at Castle Bromwich in 4th Wing, being transferred to 8th Wing on 27 November, then to 25th Wing 18 September 1916.  It moved to Wyton in 26th Wing on 12 December 1917 and then to Fowlmere on 10 August 1918 and disbanded on 1 September 1918 into No 31 TDS.

It reformed from No 5 TDS on 14 March 1919 at Easton-on-the Hill in No 3 Group and disbanded in December 1919.

No 6 Training Squadron

This was formed 17 July 1915 at Montrose in 8th Wing, but was this was suspended in order to permit the formation of No 25 Sqn.  Formation recommenced on 25 September, moving to Catterick on 27 November.  It was transferred to 19th Wing on 1 June 1916 but returned to Montrose, now in 30th Wing on 24 November 1917 and disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 32 TDS.

It reformed in August 1919 at Leighterton in No 7 Group and disbanded in September 1919.

No 7 Training Squadron

This was formed 28 July 1915 at Netheravon in 4th Wing, moving to Witney in 21st Wing on 30 April 1918 and disbanded on 15 August 1918 into No 33 TDS.

It reformed from No 3 Fighting School on 14 March 1919 at Sedgeford in No 3 Group and disbanded in October 1919.

No 8 Training Squadron

This was formed 28 July 1915 at Netheravon in 4th Wing, moving to Witney in 21st Wing on 1 April 1918 and disbanded on 15 August 1918 into No 33 TDS.

It reformed from No 8 TDS on 15 May 1919 at Netheravon in No 7 Group and was redesignated the Netheravon Flying School on 29 July 1919.

No 9 Training Squadron

This was formed 27 July 1915 at Norwich in 6th Wing, being transferred to 7th Wing in June 1916.  It moved to Sedgeford on 10 January 1918 then to Tallaght in Ireland in August and disbanded on 1 September 1918 into No 25 TDS.

No 10 Training Squadron

This was formed from a detachment of No 2 RAS on 1 September 1915 at Joyce Green in 6th Wing, being transferred to 18th Wing in May 1916.  By January 1917 it was in 6th Wing, moving to Ternhill on 1 June in 29th Wing, then to Shawbury on 30 June, Lilbourne on 7 April 1918 and finally to Gosport on 25 June.  On 23 October it came under HQ RAF Gosport and disbanded on 24 February 1919.

It reformed from No 10 TDS on 14 March 1919 at Harling Road in No 3 Group and disbanded in March 1920.

No 11 Training Squadron

This was formed from part of No 4 RAS on 12 October 1915 at Northolt in the Administrative Wing, RFC, being transferred to 7th Wing on 13 December, to 18th Wing on 25 March 1916 and then to the Home Defence Wing on 11 September as No 11 (Home Defence) Reserve Sqn.  It moved to Rochford on 24 January 1917 and was redesignated No 98 Depot Squadron on 8 February 1917.

It reformed from part of No 18 RS on 7 April 1917 at Montrose in 19th Wing, moving to Spittlegate in 24th Wing on 14 April, then to Scampton in 23rd Wing on 15 September and disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 34 TDS.

It reformed from No 11 TDS on in July 1919 at Old Sarum in No 7 Group and disbanded in March 1920.

No 12 Training Squadron

This was formed from part of No 9 Squadron on 15 November 1915 at Dover in 6th Wing, moving to Thetford on 16 November.  It was transferred to 7th Wing in June 1916, then to 26th Wing on 1 May 1917 and disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 35 TDS.

No 13 Training Squadron

This was formed 27 November 1915 at Dover in 6th Wing, moving to Yatesbury in 28th Wing on 1 June 1917.  On 1 May 1918 it was expanded in order to deliver Artillery training and disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 36 TDS.

It reformed from No 13 TDS on 14 April 1919 at Ternhill in 7th Wing and disbanded in March 1920.

No 14 Training Squadron

This was formed 1 December 1915 at Catterick in 8th Wing, being transferred to 19th Wing on 1 May 1916.  It moved to Bramham Moor, near Tadcaster in 8th Wing on 23 July 1917 and disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 38 TDS.

It reformed from No 14 TDS on in June 1919 at Lake Down in No 7 Group and disbanded in September 1919.

No 15 Training Squadron

This was formed 15 December 1915 at Thetford in 6th Wing, moving to Doncaster in 8th Wing on 1 January 1916.  It moved to Spittlegate in 24the Wing on 15 September 1917 and disbanded on 15 August 1918 into No 39 TDS.

It reformed from No 15 TDS on 14 March 1919 at Hucknall in No 3 Group and disbanded on 4 November 1919.

No 16 Training Squadron                  

This was formed 15 December 1915 at Beaulieu in 7th Wing, being transferred to 4th Wing in June 1916, then to 17th Wing on 9 August and later still to 21st Wing.  It moved to Yatesbury in 28th Wing on 30 October 1917, being expanded on 1 May 1918 in order to deliver Artillery training and disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 37 TDS.

No 17 Training Squadron

This was formed 15 December 1915 at Croydon in 14th Wing, being transferred to 6th Wing in August 1916.  It moved to Port Meadow in 21st Wing on 1 June 1917, then to Yatesbury in 28th Wing being expanded on 1 May 1918 in order to deliver Artillery training and disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 37 TDS.

No 18 Training Squadron

This was formed 1 January 1916 at Montrose in 8th Wing, being transferred to 19th Wing on 1 May 1916, then to 30th Wing on 1 June 1917 and disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 32 TDS.

No 19 Training Squadron

This was formed 29 January 1916 at Hounslow, from where it operated a number of Home Defence detachments, each of two aircraft, at various locations around London and the South East.  It was transferred to 18th Wing on 25 March 1916 with the detachments being formed into the Home Defence Sqn in May 1916.  It moved to Fermoy in Ireland in December 1917 then to The Curragh in 30th Wing on 27 June 1918 and disbanded on 13 April 1919.

No 20 Training Squadron

This was formed from a nucleus of No 27 Sqn on 1 February 1916 at Dover in 6th Wing, moving to Wye on 1 June.  It moved to Wyton in 26th Wing a year later before going to Spittlegate in 24th Wing on 15 September and then to Harlaxton on 27 November, where it disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 40 TDS.

No 21 Training Squadron

The nucleus of this unit was formed 22 May 1916 at Shoreham, attached to No 3 RS before moving out to Egypt, where it was officially formed on 12 July at Abbassia in 5th Wing.  It was transferred to 20th Wing on 25 July and moved to Moascar on 5 November 1917, where it disbanded on 27 July 1918 into No 18 TDS.

It reformed from No 21 TDS on in July 1919 at Driffield in 8th Wing and disbanded in February 1920.

No 22 Training Squadron

The nucleus of this unit was formed 22 May 1916 at Netheravon (attached to No 8 RS), Joyce Green (attached to No 10 RS) and Croydon (attached to No 17 RS) for service with 5th Wing.  Elements sailed to Egypt on 19 July, arriving at Aboukir on 30 July, where it officially formed on 24 August in 20th Wing.  It was disbanded on 1 December 1918 into No 60 TDS.

It reformed from No 22 TDS on 14 April 1919 at Gormanston in No 11 Group,  and disbanded in September 1919.

No 23 Training Squadron

This was formed in June 1916 at Beaulieu (attached to No 16 RS) and Brooklands (attached to No 2 RS) in 4th Wing.  Moving to Egypt it officially formed at Aboukir on 14 August in 20th Wing and disbanded on 1 December 1918 into No 60 TDS.

No 24 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 32 Sqn on 25 May 1916 at Netheravon in 4th Wing, moving to Witney in 21st Wing on 30 March 1918 and disbanded on 15 August 1918 into No 24 TDS.

It reformed from No 24 TDS on 14 April 1919 at Collinstown in 3rd Wing, moving to Tallaght on 1 May 1919 and disbanded in August 1919.

No 25 Training Squadron

This was formed from No 38 Sqn on 22 May 1916 at Thetford in 6th Wing, being transferred to 7th Wing in June, then to 26th Wing on 1 May 1917 and disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 35 TDS.

No 26 Training Squadron

This was formed from No 44 Sqn on 22 May 1916 at Turnhouse in 19th Wing, being transferred to 30th Wing on 1 June 1917.  It moved to Harlaxton in 24th Wing on 22 September before returning to 7th Wing, this time at Narborough on 3 February 1918 and disbanded on 1 August 1918 into No 22 TDS.

No 27 Training Squadron

This was formed from No 41 Sqn on 22 May 1916 at Gosport in 6th Wing, being transferred to 17th Wing on 9 August and absorbed into the School of Special Flying on 2 August 1917.

This was formed 22 March 1918 at London Colney in 18th Wing and disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 21 TDS.

No 28 Training Squadron

This was formed 1 June 1916 at Castle Bromwich in 8th Wing, being transferred to 25th Wing on 18 September.  It moved to Hounslow on 1 July 1918 and disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 42 TDS.

No 29 Training Squadron

This was formed on 15 June 1917 at Shawbury in 29th Wing, for the Australian Flying Corps and was redesignated No 5 (Training) Squadron, AFC on 14 January 1918.

It reformed from The Medical Flight on 1 July 1918 at Hendon, for the testing of pilots declared as medically unfit.  It moved to Stag Lane under South-East Area on 6 August, Croydon in 18th Wing on 14 December and finally to Netheravon in 4th Wing on 30 June 1919, where it disbanded on 14 July 1919 into No 8 TS.

No 30 Training Squadron

This was formed on 15 June 1917 at Shawbury in 29th Wing, for the Australian Flying Corps, moving to Ternhill on 30 June, where it was redesignated No 6 (Training) Squadron, AFC on 14 January 1918.

It reformed from No 30 TDS on in May 1919 at Northolt in No 2 Group and disbanded on 15 March 1920.

No 31 Training Squadron

This was formed on 1 October 1916 at Wyton in 7th Wing, being transferred to 24th Wing on 24 February 1917, then to 26th Wing on 1 May and disbanded on 2 September 1918 into No 23 TDS.

It reformed from No 31 TDS on 14 March 1919 at Fowlmere in No 3 Group and disbanded on 26 April 1920 into No 2 FTS.

No 32 Training Squadron

This was formed by October 1917 at Yatesbury in 28th Wing and was redesignated No 7 (Training) Squadron, AFC on 14 January 1918.

No 33 Training Squadron

This was formed in December 1916 at Ternhill in 25th Wing, for the Australian Flying Corps, moving to Cirencester on 12 January 1918, where it was redesignatd No 8 (Training) Squadron, AFC on 14 January 1918.

It reformed from No 33 TDS on 6 September 1919 at Witney in 21st Wing and disbanded in October 1919.

No 34 Training Squadron

This was formed on 1 November 1916 at Castle Bromwich in 25th Wing, moving to Ternhill on 13 November.  It was transferred to 29th Wing on 1 June 1917, moving to Chattis Hill on 18 March 1918 in 34th Wing and disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 43 TDS.

No 35 Training Squadron

This was formed on 1 February 1917 at Filton in 21st Wing, moving to Northolt in 18th Wing on 16 February, then to Port Meadow in 21st Wing on 16 December, where it disbanded on 15 August 1918 into No 44 TDS.

No 36 Training Squadron

This was formed on 5 July 1916 at Beverley in 8th Wing, moving to Montrose in 30th Wing on 27 November 1917 and disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 26 TDS.

It reformed from Nos 36 and 37 TDS on 15 May 1919 at Yatesbury in 28th Wing and disbanded on 25 October 1919.

No 37 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 53 Sqn on 2 November 1916 at Catterick in 8th Wing, moving to Scampton on 13 November in 23rd Wing, then to Spittlegate in 24th Wing on 15 September 1917 and disbanded on 15 August 1918 into No 39 TDS.

No 38 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 48 Sqn on 1 August 1916 at Rendcombe in 21st Wing and disbanded on 15 August 1918 into No 45 TDS.

It reformed from No 38 TDS in August 1919 at Tadcaster in No 16 Group and disbanded in December 1919.

No 39 Training Squadron

This was formed on 26 August 1916 at Montrose in 19th Wing, being transferred to 30th Wing on 1 June 1917.  It moved to South Carlton on 3 September and disbanded on 27 July 1918 into No 46 TDS.

It reformed from No 39 TDS on 14 March 1919 at Spittlegate in No 3 Group and disbanded on 24 November 1919.

No 40 Training Squadron

This was formed on 5 July 1916 at Northolt in 18th Wing, moving to Port Meadow in 21st Wing on 21 August then to Croydon in 6th Wing on 1 June 1917.  It was transferred to No 1 Group on 18 September 1918, moving to Tangmere in No 2 Group on 14 December and disbanded on 15 December 1918 into No 61 TDS.

No 41 Training Squadron

This was formed 5 July 1916 at Bramham Moor in 8th Wing, moving to Doncaster on 16 August and disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 47 TDS.

It reformed from No 41 TDS in October 1919 at London Colney in 56th Wing and disbanded in November 1919.

No 42 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 19 RS on 2 November 1916 at Hounslow in 18th Wing, moving to Wye in 6th Wing on 16 December 1917 and disbanded on 1 February 1919.

No 43 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 54 Sqn on 2 November 1916 at Castle Bromwich in 25th Wing, moving to Ternhill on 13 November.  It was transferred to 29th Wing on 1 June 1917, moving to Chattis Hill on 20 March 1918 and disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 43 TDS.

No 44 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 55 Sqn on 2 November 1916 at Lilbourne in 25th Wing, moving to Harlaxton on 13 November in 24th Wing, then to Waddington in 27th Wing on 24 November 1917 and disbanded on 14 March 1919 into No 48 TDS.

It reformed from No 44 TDS in August 1919 at Bicester in No 2 Group and disbanded in December 1919.

No 45 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 56 Sqn on 2 November 1916 at London Colney in 18th Wing, moving to South Carlton in 23rd Wing on 13 November and disbanded on 27 July 1918 into No 46 TDS.

It reformed from No 45 TDS in September 1919 at Rendcombe in No 2 Group and disbanded on 8 July 1919.

No 46 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 15 RS on 23 October 1916 at Doncaster in 8th Wing, moving to Bramham Moor on 17 December, then to Catterick in 19th Wing on 23 July 1917 and disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 49 TDS.

It reformed from No 46 TDS in July 1919 at South Carlton in 7th Wing and disbanded on 26 April 1920.

No 47 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 58 Sqn on 2 November 1916 at Cramlington in 19th Wing, moving to Waddington in 23rd Wing on 13 November.  It was transferred to 27th Wing on 5 May 1917 and disbanded on 4 July 1918 into No 48 TDS.

No 48 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 59 Sqn on 2 November 1916 at Narborough in 7th Wing, moving to Waddington in 23rd Wing on 13 November.  It was transferred to 27th Wing on 5 May 1918 and disbanded on 4 July 1918 into No 48 TDS.

It reformed from on No 48 TDS and No 44 TS 14 March 1919 at Waddington in 27th Wing and disbanded on 4 November 1919.

No 49 Training Squadron

This was formed on 23 September 1916 at Norwich in 23rd Wing, moving to Scampton on 16 October in 23rd Wing.  It then moved to Spittlegate in 24th Wing on 14 November and then to Doncaster in 8th Wing on 15 September 1917, where it disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 47 TDS.

No 50 Training Squadron

This was formed on 7 December 1916 at Wye in 6th Wing, moving to Narborough in 7th Wing on 14 December.  On 30 November 1917 it moved to Spittlegate in 24th Wing and then to Crail in No 20 Group on 15 July 1918, where it disbanded on 15 August 1918 into No 27 TDS.

It reformed in July 1919 at Ford Junction in 18th Wing and disbanded on 6 December 1919.

No 51 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 62 Sqn on 30 December 1916 at Filton in 21st Wing, moving to Wye in 6th Wing on 8 January 1917.  Further moves were made, to Waddington in 27th Wing on 14 May and then to Baldonnel in Ireland in No 11 Group on 4 October 1918, where it disbanded on 1 September 1918 into No 23 TDS.

It reformed from on No 51 TDS 14 March 1919 at North Shotwick in 37th Wing, later moving to South Shotwick and was redesignated No 4 TS on 31 May 1919.

No 52 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 63 Sqn on 14 January 1917 at Cramlington in 19th Wing, moving to Catterick in 8th Wing on 18 January, then back to 19th Wing with a move to Stirling on 18 March.  It was transferred to 30th Wing on 1 June 1917, moving to Montrose on 1 September, then back to Catterick on 24 November, where it disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 49 TDS.

It reformed from No 52 TDS in September 1919 at Cramlington in  and disbanded on 2 October 1919.

No 53 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 64 Sqn on 1 February 1917 at Sedgeford in 7th Wing, moving to Narborough on 14 February.  It then moved to Harlaxton in 24th Wing on 6 December and disbanded on 15 August 1918 into No 40 TDS.

No 54 Training Squadron

This was formed on 15 February 1917 at Wyton in 7th Wing, moving to Harlaxton in 24th Wing on 17 March.  Further moves followed to Castle Bromwich in 25th Wing on 12 December and then to Eastbourne in No 60 Wing on 6 July 1918, where it disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 50 TDS.

No 55 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 66 Sqn on 15 November 1916 at Filton in 21st Wing, moving to Yatesbury in 21st Wing on 22 November.  It was transferred to 28th Wing on 15 May 1917, moving to Gosport on 23 July, where it disbanded on 2 August 1917 into the School of Special Flying.

It reformed from on No 28 TS 15 January 1918 at Castle Bromwich in 25th Wing,  and disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 51 TDS.

It reformed from No 55 TDS on 14 March 1919 at Narborough in No 3 Group and disbanded in November 1919.

No 56 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 56 Sqn on 7 February 1917 at London Colney in 18th Wing and disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 41 TDS.

No 57 Training Squadron

This was formed on 10 December 1916 at Ismailia in 20th Wing, moving to Abu Sueir on 12 October 1917.  It was transferred to 32nd Wing on 5 November 1917 and was redesignated No 17 TDS on 21 July 1918.

No 58 Training Squadron

This was formed at Farnborough, proceeding to Egypt on 23 January 1917, arriving at Suez in February 1917, where it was allocated to 20th Wing.  It was transferred to 32nd Wing on 5 November, then to 69th Wing in March 1919.  On 14 April 1919 it moved to Abu Sueir where it was reduced to cadre, which moved to El Rimal on 10 May and disbanded on 22 July 1919.

No 59 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 28 Sqn on 1 February 1917 at Gosport in 17th Wing, moving to Yatesbury in 21st Wing on 30 April.  It was transferred to 28th Wing on 15  May, moving to Beaulieu in 17th Wing on 30 October followed by further moves to Netheravon (4th Wing) on 20 November, Lilbourne (25th Wing) on 6 December and finally to Rendcombe (21st Wing) on 1 February 1918, where it disbanded on 15 August 1918 into No 24 TDS.

It reformed from No 59 TDS on 14 March 1919 at Scopwick in No 3 Group and was redesignated No 3 FTS on 25 April 1920.

No 60 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 36 RS on 7 April 1917 at Beverley in 8th Wing, moving to Scampton in 23rd Wing on 14 April and was redesignated No 34 TDS on 15 July 1918.

No 61 Training Squadron

This was formed on 1 May 1917 at Cramlington in 23rd Wing, moving to South Carlton on 10 May and disbanded on 27 July 1918 into No 28 TDS.

It reformed from No 61 TDS on 20 June 1919 at Tangmere in 18th Wing and disbanded in December 1919.

No 62 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 1 RS on 1 May 1917 at Gosport, moving to Yatesbury in 21st Wing on 10 May.  It was transferred to 28th Wing on 5 May, moving to Dover on 1 June and then to Hounslow on 1 May 1918, where it disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 42 TDS.

No 63 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 34 RS on 28 March 1917 at Ternhill in 25th Wing, moving to Joyce in 6th Wing on 1 June and then to Redcar in No 16 Group on 5 October 1918, where it disbanded in September 1919.

No 64 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 13 RS on 7 April 1917 at Dover in 6th Wing, moving to Narborough in 7th Wing on 14 April and then to Harlaxton on 12 December, where it disbanded on 15 August 1918 into No 27 TDS.

No 65 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 17 RS on 1 May 1917 at Croydon in 6th Wing, moving to Sedgeford in 7th Wing on 10 May and then to Dover in 6th Wing on 25 November, where it was redesignated No 53 TDS on 15 July 1918.

No 66 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 20 RS on 1 May 1917 at Wye in 6th Wing, moving to Yatesbury in 28th Wing on 20 May.  On 1 May 1918 it was expanded in order to deliver Artillery training course and disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 36 TDS.

No 67 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 28 RS on 3 June 1917 at Castle Bromwich in 25th Wing, moving to Shawbury in 29th Wing on 11 June and then to North Shotwick in 37th Wing on 1 April 1918, where it disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 51 TDS.

No 68 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 14 RS on 7 April 1917 at Catterick in 8th Wing, moving to Bramham Moor on 14 April and disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 38 TDS.

No 69 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 14 TS on 1 October 1917 at Catterick in 8th Wing, moving to Cramlington in 19th Wing on 10 October and then to Narborough in 7th Wing on 9 December, where it disbanded on 1 August 1918 into No 22 TDS.

No 70 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 24 TS on 10 December 1917 at Netheravon in 4th Wing, moving to Gosport in 17th Wing on 20 December and then to Beaulieu, where it disbanded on 27 July 1918 into No 28 TDS.

No 71 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 7 TS on 28 November 1917 at Netheravon in 4th Wing, moving to Lilbourne (25th Wing) on 10 December, Netheravon (4th Wing) and then to Port Meadow (21st Wing), where it disbanded on 15 August 1918 into No 44 TDS.

No 72 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 5 TS on 10 January 1918 at Wyton in 26th Wing, moving to Beverley in 8th Wing on 20 January 1918 and disbanded on 1 March 1919.

No 73 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 25 TS on 7 July 1917 at Thetford in 26th Wing, moving to Turnhouse in 30th Wing on 17 July, then to Beaulieu in No 8 Group on 20 February 1918 and disbanded on 27 July 1918 into No 29 TDS.

No 74 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 47 TS on 21 October 1917 at Netheravon in 4th Wing, moving to Castle Bromwich in 25th Wing on 1 December, then to Bramham Moor in 8th Wing on 27 June 1918, where it disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 26 TDS.

No 75 Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 36 RS on 14 November 1917 at Waddington in , moving to Cramlington on 22 December and disbanded on 15 July 1918 into No 52 TDS.

No 78 (Canadian) Training Squadron     

he nucleus of this unit was formed from a part of No 36 RS on 9 February 1917 at Beverley in 19th Wing, departing for Canada on 19 February 1917 on the SS Grampian.  It arrived at Camp Borden on 27 March before moving on to Everman on 17 November and then to Leaside in April 1918, where it disbanded in March 1919.

No 79 (Canadian) Training Squadron

The nucleus of this unit was formed from a part of No 36 RS on 9 February 1917 at Beverley, departing for Canada on 19 February 1917 on the SS Grampian.  It arrived at Camp Borden on 16 March before moving on to Everman on 17 November and then to Deseronto in April 1918, where it disbanded in March 1919.

No 80 (Canadian) Training Squadron

The nucleus of this unit was formed from a part of No 15 RS in January 1917 at Doncaster, departing for Canada on 5 March 1917 on the SS Metagama.  It arrived at Camp Borden on 10 April before moving on to Everman on 17 November returning  to Camp Borden in April 1918, where it disbanded in March 1919.

No 81 (Canadian) Training Squadron

The nucleus of this unit was formed from a part of No 16 RS on 9 February 1917 at Beaulieu, departing for Canada on 19 February 1917 on the SS Grampian.  It arrived at Camp Borden on 21 April before moving on to Everman on 17 November and then to Deseronto in April 1918, where it disbanded in March 1919.

No 82 (Canadian) Training Squadron

The nucleus of this unit was formed from a part of No 18 RS on 9 February 1917 at Montrose, departing for Canada on 5 March 1917 on the SS Metagama.  It arrived to Camp Borden on 7 April before moving on to Everman on 17 November and then to Deseronto in April 1918, where it disbanded in March 1919.

No 83 (Canadian) Training Squadron

The nucleus of this unit was formed from a part of No 14 RS on 9 February 1917 at Catterick, moving to Beverley by 9 March, where it was attached to No 36 Sqn in 19th Wing.  It departed for Canada in May 1917, arriving at Deseronto later that month before moving onto Mohawk.  On 17 November it moved to Benbrook and then to Leaside in April 1918, where it disbanded in March 1919.

No 84 (Canadian) Training Squadron

The nucleus of this unit was formed from a part of No 26 RS on 9 February 1917 at Turnhouse, departing for Canada on 4 April 1917.  It arrived at Deseronto in May before moving onto Mohawk.  On 17 November it moved to Benbrook and then to Leaside in April 1918, where it disbanded in March 1919.

No 85 (Canadian) Training Squadron

The nucleus of this unit was formed from a part of No 39 RS on 9 February 1917 at Montrose, departing for Canada on 5 May 1917 on the SS Grampian, arriving at Rathbun later that month.  On 17 November it moved to Rathbun and then to Leaside in April 1918, where it and disbanded in March 1919.

No 86 (Canadian) Training Squadron

The nucleus of this unit was formed from a part of No 49 RS on 9 February 1917 at Spittlegate, departing for Canada on 16 April 1917 on the SS Calgarian, arriving at Deseronto later that month before moving onto Rathbun.  On 17 November it moved to Rathbun and then to Camp Borden, where it and disbanded on 19 December 1918.

No 87 (Canadian) Training Squadron

The nucleus of this unit was formed from a part of No 28 RS on 9 February 1917 at Gosport, departing for Canada in May 1917, arriving at Deseronto later that month before moving onto Rathbun.  On 17 November it moved to Rathbun and then to Camp Borden, where it and disbanded on 19 December 1918.

No 88 (Canadian) Training Squadron

The nucleus of this unit was formed from a part of No 14 RS on 15 March 1917 at Catterick, departing for Canada on 16 April 1917, arriving at Rathbun later that month.  It moved to Armour Heights on 29 June , where it acted as the School of Aerobatics.  In April 1918 it moved to Camp Borden and disbanded on 19 December 1918.

No 89 (Canadian) Training Squadron

The nucleus of this unit was formed from a part of No 26 RS on 15 March 1917 at Turnhouse, departing for Canada on 5 May 1917 on the SS Grampian.  It arrived at Armour Heights on 13 July but then moved onto Leaside.  In April 1918 it moved to Leaside, where it disbanded in March 1919.

No 90 (Canadian) Training Squadron

The nucleus of this unit was formed from a part of No 36 RS on 15 March 1917 at Doncaster, moving to Beverley in 19th Wing on 18 April.  It departed for Canada on 4 May 1917 on the SS Grampian, arriving at Armour Heights on 2 June, later moving to Rathbun and to Leaside in July.  In April 1918, it moved to Deseronto, where it disbanded in March 1919.

No 91 (Canadian) Training Squadron

The nucleus of this unit was formed from a part of No 27 RS on 15 March 1917 at Gosport, departing for Canada on 16 April 1917 on the SS Calgarian, arriving at Armour Heights on 15 June.  In April 1918 it moved to Leaside, where it disbanded in March 1919.

No 92 (Canadian) Training Squadron

The nucleus of this unit was formed from a part of No 7 RS on 15 March 1917 at Netheravon, probably departing for Canada in April/May 1917.  It arrived at Armour Heights in July and than moved to Camp Borden in April 1918, where it disbanded on 19 December 1918.

No 93 (Canadian) Training Squadron

This was formed on in late 1917 at Armour Heights, moving to Camp Borden, possibly in April 1918, where it was redesignated No 3 Squadron, School of Aerial Gunnery on 23 April 1918.

It reformed on 2 June 1918 at Camp Borden and disbanded on 19 December 1918.

No 94 (Canadian) Training Squadron

This was intended to be formed in Canada but formation never took place.

No 95 (Canadian) Training Squadron

This was intended to be formed in Canada but formation never took place.

No 96 (Canadian) Training Squadron

This was intended to be formed in Canada but formation never took place.

No 97 (Canadian) Training Squadron

This was intended to be formed in Canada but formation never took place.

No 98 Training Squadron

See No 198 Training Squadron

No 99 Training Squadron

See No 199 Training Squadron

No 186 (Night) Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 112 Sqn on 1 April 1918 at Throwley in 53rd Wing, moving to East Retford in 48th Wing in May and disbanded on 1 May 1919.

No 187 (Night) Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 199 (Night) Sqn on 1 April 1918 at East Retford in 48th Wing and disbanded on 1 May 1919.

No 188 (Night) Training Squadron

This was formed on 20 December 1917 at East Retford in 48th Wing, moving to Throwley in No 53 Wing on 5 May and disbanded on 1 March 1919.

No 189 (Night) Training Squadron

This was formed on 20 December 1917 at Ripon in 48th Wing, moving to Sutton's Farm in 49th Wing on 1 April 1918 and disbanded on 1 March 1919.

No 190 (Night) Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 51 Sqn on 24 October 1917 at Rochford in 47th Wing, as No 190 Depot Squadron, being retitled No 190 (Night) Squadron on 21 December.  It moved to Newmarket on 14 March 1918, then to Upwood on 5 October, where it disbanded on 1 May 1919.

No 191 (Night) Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 51 Sqn on 6 November 1917 at Marham in 47th Wing, as No 191 Depot Squadron, being retitled No 191 (Night) Squadron on 21 December.  It moved to Upwood on 1 July 1918 and disbanded on 26 June 1919.

No 192 (Night) Training Squadron

This was formed from a part of No 33 Sqn on 5 September 1917 at Gainsborough, as No 192 Depot Squadron.  It moved to East Retford in 48th Wing on 24 September then to Marham in 47th Wing on 10 October.  On 14 November it moved to Newmarket, where it was retitled No 192 (Night) Squadron on 21 December and disbanded on 31 May 1919.

No 193 Training Squadron

This was formed 9 August 1917 at Amriya in 32nd Wing and was redesignated No 20 TDS on 21 July 1918.

No 194 Training Squadron

This was formed 9 August 1917 at Amriya in 32nd Wing and was redesignated No 16 TDS on 21 July 1918.

No 195 Training Squadron

This was formed 9 August 1917 at Abu Sueir in 20th Wing, being transferred to 32nd Wing on 5 November.  It moved to El Rimal on 26 May 1918 and was redesignated No 19 TDS on 21 July 1918.

No 196 Training Squadron

This was formed 9 August 1917 at Heliopolis in 32nd Wing,  was redesignated the School of Aerial Fighting on 13 November 1917.

No 197 Training Squadron

This was formed 9 August 1917 at Almaza in 32nd Wing and was redesignated the Artillery Observation School on 20 November 1917.

No 198 Training Squadron

This was formed 8 February 1917 at Rochford in HD Wing, as No 98 Depot Squadron but this was changed to No 198 Depot Sqn on 27 June.  It was transferred to the Southern HD Wing on 1 September then to 50th Wing on 17 October, being retitled No 198 (Night) TS on 21 December and disbanded in May 1919.

No 199 Training Squadron

This was formed 1 June 1917 at Rochford in HD Group, as No 99 Depot Squadron.  It moved to East Retford in the Northern HD Wing on 23 June, where it was retitled  No 199 Depot Sqn on 27 June.  On 17 October it was transferred to 48th Wing, being retitled No 199 (Night) TS on 21 December, moving to Harpswell on 26 June 1918, where it disbanded on 1 May 1919.

No 200 Training Squadron

This was formed 17 June 1917 at East Retford in HD Group, as Depot Squadron, being transferred to the Northern HW Wing on 1 September.  On 17 October it was transferred to 48th Wing and was retitled No 200 (Night) TS on 21 December.  It moved to Harpswell on 10 November 1918 and disbanded on 13 June 1919.

 Observer training units

Air Navigation School                              

This was formed from the Air Pilotage School on 25 January 1935 at Andover and was redesignated the School of Air Navigation on 6 January 1936.

Air Navigation School

This was formed on 22 September 1941 at Willingdon Airport, New Delhi and disbanded on 26 February 1944 into No 3 PTS.

Air Navigation and Bombing School

This was formed from No 5 AOS on 1 February 1944 at Jurby, under the control of No 29 Group.  On 9 May 1944, a detachment of 50 Ansons from the school were attached to No 46 Group and posted to Watchfield to assist the Group's Dakota by undertaking short range transport duties during 'Operation Overlord' until 18 July.  It  was redesignated No 5 ANS on 31 May 1945.

School of Air Navigation

This was formed from the Air Navigation School, Andover and the Navigation School, Calshot on 6 January 1936 at Manston.  It moved to St Athan on 2 September 1939, where it was redesignated No 1 SAN in June 1940.

No 1 School of Air Navigation

This was formed by redesignating the School of Air Navigation in June 1940 at St Athan and was sent to Canada as No 31 ANS on 12 October 1940.

No 2 School of Air Navigation

This was formed on  21 October 1940 at Cranage, under the control of No 21 Group, being transferred to No 25 Group on 20 May 1942 and was redesignated the Central Navigation School on 14 August 1942.

No 1 Air Navigation School

This was formed by redesignating No 5 ANS on 9 April 1947 at Topcliffe, moving to Hullavington on 7 July 1949 in No 21 Group and disbanded on 1 May 1954.

It reformed from  on 15 March 1957 at Topcliffe, under the control of No 25 Group, following the cessation of RAF navigator training in Canada.  It moved to Stradishall on 1 December 1961 and disbanded on 26 August 1970 into No 6 FTS.

No 2 Air Navigation School

This was formed from No 7 ANS on 4 June 1947 at Bishops Court, under the control of No 25 Group.  It moved to Middleton St George on 1 October 1947, then to Thorney Island in No 21 Group on 15 May 1950.  On 1 February 1955 it returned to the control of No 25 Group, followed by a move to Hullavington on 15 January 1962 and finally to Gaydon on 15 September 1965, being taken over by No 23 Group at some point.  It disbanded on 1 May 1970 into No 6 FTS.

No 3 Air Navigation School

This was formed from the navigation sections of Nos 4 and 5 FTS on 5 January 1948 at Thornhill, under the control of the Rhodesian Air Training Group and disbanded on 28 September 1951.

No 4 Air Navigation School

This was formed on 22 September 1952 at Langford Lodge but was redesignated No 5 ANS on 15 November 1952 before receiving any aircraft.

No 5 Air Navigation School

This was formed from AN&BG on 31 May 1945 at Jurby.  It was transferred to No 25 Group on 14 July 1945 and moved to Topcliffe on 17 September 1946, where it was redesignated No 1 ANS on 9 April 1947.

It reformed, once again, on 5 March 1951 at Lindholme and disbanded on 15 November 1952.

It reformed from a nucleus of No 4 ANS on 15 November 1952 at Langford Lodge in No 21 Group and disbanded on 31 January 1953 before receiving any aircraft.

No 6 Air Navigation School

This was formed from No 104 FRS on 15 February 1952 at Lichfield and disbanded on 1 December 1953.

No 7 Air Navigation School

This was formed from No 7 (O) AFU on 31 May 1945 at Bishops Court.  It was transferred to No 25 Group on 14 July 1945 and was redesignated No 2 ANS on 4 June 1947.

No 10 Air Navigation School

This was formed from No 10 (O) AFU on 11 June 1945 at Dumfries, under the control of No 29 Group, moving to Chipping Warden on 10 July in No 25 Group.  On 1 December it moved to Swanton Morley and then to Driffield between 19-30 September 1946, where it and disbanded on 1 March 1948 into Nos 1 and 2 ANS.

No 11 Air Navigation School

This was due to form on 31 May 1945 at Jurby under No 29 Group but was formed as No 11 ANS

No 31 Air Navigation School (Canada)

This was formed from a nucleus of No 1 SAN at St Athan., which embarked on HMT Duchess of Atholl on 12 October 1940 in Canada, disembarking at Montreal on 24 October.  A second party left Liverpool on 1 November, arriving at Montreal on 10 November and the following day both parties merged at Port Albert into No 31 ANS, where it remained until it and disbanded on 17 February 1945.

No 32 Air Navigation School (Canada)

This was formed from  on 18 August 1941 at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and disbanded on 15 September 1942.

No 33 Air Navigation School (Canada)

This was formed from  on 16 April 1941 at Weeton, embarking on the SS Royal Ulsterman at Glasgow on 10 May 1941.  It arrived at Halifax and disembarked on 27 May, moving to Mount Hope, Hamilton in Ontario, where it arrived on 29 May, where it come under No 1 Training Command.  Its name was changed to No 31 AOS on 2 June but soon reverted to the title No 33 ANS and disbanded on 6 October 1944.

Air Observers and Navigation School

This was formed under the control of No 227 Group on 1 December 1942 at Baroda but disbanded on 14 March 1943 being replaced by the Air Gunnery School at Bairargh.

No 1 Air Observers and Navigation School

This was formed from No 1 CANS on 1 November 1939 at Prestwick under the control of No 51 Group and disbanded on 19 July 1941 with part of it being absorbed into No 7 AONS whilst another part moved to South Africa to form No 47 Air School.

No 2 Air Observers and Navigation School

This was formed from No 2 CANS on 1 November 1939 at Yatesbury under the control of No 50 Group and disbanded on 14 December 1940.

No 3 Air Observers and Navigation School

This was formed from No 3 CANS on 1 November 1939 at Desford and was absorbed into No 5 AONS on 12 June 1940.

No 3 Air Observers and Navigation School

It reformed from  on 1 November 1939 at Bobbington, which was later renamed Halfpenny Green, with the school being transferred to No 25 Group on 7 July 1941 and was redesignated No 3 AOS on 18 October 1941.

No 4 Air Observers and Navigation School

This was formed from No 4 CANS on 1 November 1939 at Ansty under the control of No 51 Group.  It moved to Watchfield on 20 July 1940 and disbanded on 30 August 1941.

No 5 Air Observers and Navigation School

This was formed from No 5 CANS on 1 November 1939 at Weston-super-Mare under the control of No 50 Group.  It absorbed No 3 AONS on 12 June 1940 and closed on 22 August 1940 in preparation for moving to South Africa as No 45 Air School.

No 6 Air Observers and Navigation School

This was formed from No 6 CANS on 1 November 1939 at Staverton under the control of No 50 Group and was redesignated No 6 AOS on 17 January 1942.

No 7 Air Observers and Navigation School

This was formed from No 7 CANS on 1 November 1939 at Perth and disbanded on 1 June 1940.

No 8 Air Observers and Navigation School

This was formed from No 8 CANS on 1 November 1939 at Sywell and absorbed into No 9 AONS on 25 November 1939.

No 9 Air Observers and Navigation School

This was formed from No 9 CANS on 1 November 1939 at Squires Gate.  It absorbed No 8 AONS on 25 November 1939 and disbanded on 27 May 1940, its aircraft being taken over by No 2 SGR, which formed at Squires Gate.

No 10 Air Observers and Navigation School                           This was formed from No 10 CANS on 1 November 1939 at Grangemouth and disbanded on 2 December 1939 into No 1 AONS.

No 11 Air Observers and Navigation School

This was formed on 20 November 1939 at Hamble under the control of No 50 Group.  It moved to Watchfield on 20 July 1940 and disbanded on 19 July 1941.

Temporary Air Observers School                                            This was formed on 7 June 1938 at Leconfield under the control of No 25 Group, to run a 12 week course in order to produce 150 observers and closed on 16 December 1938.

Air Observers School

This was formed from a nucleus provided by AAS, Leuchars on 1 January 1936 at North Coates Fitties and was absorbed into No 2 AAS on 1 November 1937.

No 1 Air Observers School

This was formed from No 2 AAS, Leuchars on 1 March 1938 at North Coates Fitties under the control of No 25 Group and was absorbed into No 9 AOS at Penrhos on 2 September 1939.

No 1 Air Observers School

It reformed on 30 September 1941 at Wigtown and was redesignated No 1 (O) AFU on 1 February 1942.

No 2 Air Observers School

This was formed from No 7 ATS on 15 November 1938 at Acklington under the control of No 25 Group and moved to Warmwell on 3 September 1939, where it was redesignated No 10 AOS.

No 2 Air Observers School

It reformed from No 2 BGS on 1 June 1941 at Millom under the control of No 25 Group and was redesignated No 2 (O) AFU on 18 February 1942.

No 3 Air Observers School

This was formed from No 2 ATS on 17 April 1939 at Aldergrove under the control of No 25 Group and was redesignated No 3 BGS on 1 December 1939.

It reformed on 18 October 1941 at Bobbington and was redesignated No 3 (O) AFU on 11 April 1942.

No 4 Air Observers School

This was formed on 17 April 1939 at West Freugh under the control of No 25 Group and was redesignated No 4 BGS on 1 November 1939.

It reformed from No 4 BGS on 14 June 1941 at West Freugh under the control of No 25 Group and was redesignated No 4 (O) AFU on 11 June 1943.

No 5 Air Observers School

This was formed from No 5 ATS on 18 September 1939 at Jurby under the control of No 25 Group and was redesignated No 5 BGS on 1 December 1939.

It reformed from No 5 BGS on 19 July 1941 at Jurby under the control of No 25 Group, but was transferred to No 29 Group on 1 July 1942 and disbanded on 1 February 1944.

No 6 Air Observers School

This was formed from No 6 AONS on 17 January 1942 at Staverton under the control of No 50 Group, but was transferred to No 25 Group on 1 June 1942 and was redesignated No 6 (O) AFU on 11 June 1943.

No 7 Air Observers School

This was formed from No 9 ATS on 1 September 1939 at Stormy Down and was redesignated No 7 BGS on 1 December 1939.

It reformed on 17 May 1943 at Bishops Court and was redesignated No 7 (O) AFU on 15 February 1944.

No 8 Air Observers School

This was formed from No 8 ATS on 3 September 1939 at Evanton and was redesignated No 8 BGS on 1 November 1939.

No 9 Air Observers School

This was formed from No 5 ATS on 3 September 1939 at Penrhos under the control of No 25 Group and was redesignated No 9 BGS on 1 November 1939.

It reformed from No 9 BGS on 14 June 1941 at Penrhos under the control of No 25 Group and was redesignated No 9 (O) AFU on 1 May 1942.

No 10 Air Observers School

This was formed from Nos 6 ATS and No 2 AOS on 3 September 1939 at Warmwell under the control of No 25 Group and was redesignated No 10 BGS on 1 January 1940.

It reformed from No 10 BGS on 13 September 1941 at Dumfries under the control of No 25 Group and was redesignated No 10 (O) AFU on 1 May 1942.

No 32 Air Observers School

This was formed from No 33 ANS on 2 June 1941 at Mount Hope but reverted to its original title a few days later.

No 41 Air School

This was formed from No 1 COANBGS, SAAF on 30 December 1940 at Collondale and disbanded on 18 May 1954.

No 42 Air School

This was formed from No 2 AOS, SAAF on 11 November 1940 at South End, Port Elizabeth and disbanded on 18 May 1954.

No 43 Air School

This was formed from No 3 AOS, SAAF on 11 November 1940 at The Kowie, moving to Grahamstown on 23 July 1945 and disbanded on 15 September 1946.

No 44 Air School

This was formed from  on 3 December 1941 at Grahamstown and disbanded on 14 June 1945.

No 45 Air School

This was formed from No 5 AONS, SAAF on 11 November 1940 at Oudtshoorn and disbanded on 20 August 1945.

No 47 Air School

This was formed from No 7 AONS, SAAF on 11 November 1940 at Queenstown and disbanded on 7 April 1945.

No 1 Basic Air Navigation School

This was formed on 1 February 1951 at Hamble under the control of No 62 Group and disbanded on 30 June 1953.

No 2 Basic Air Navigation School

This was formed on 18 April 1951 at Usworth under the control of No 64 Group and disbanded on 30 April 1953.

Bomber Command Squadron Navigation Officers' School

This was formed on 19 March 1945 at Worksop and closed on 24 June 1945.

No 2 Bombing and Gunnery School

This was formed on 20 January 1941 at Millom under the control of No 25 Group and was redesignated No 2 AOS on 1 June 1941.

No 3 Bombing and Gunnery School

This was formed on 1 December 1939 at Aldergrove under the control of No 25 Group and disbanded on 11 July 1940.

No 4 Bombing and Gunnery School

This was formed on 1 November 1939 at West Freugh under the control of No 25 Group and reverted to No 4 AOS on 14 June 1941.

No 5 Bombing and Gunnery School

This was formed on 1 December 1939 at Jurby under the control of No 25 Group and reverted to No 5 AOS on 19 July 1941.

No 6 Bombing and Gunnery School

This was to have formed on 21 August 1939 at Pembrey but formed in Canada, instead as No 31 BGS.

No 7 Bombing and Gunnery School

This was formed on 1 December 1939 at Stormy Down under the control of No 25 Group and was redesignated No 7 AGS on 9 June 1941.

No 8 Bombing and Gunnery School

This was formed on 1 November 1939 at Evanton under the control of No 25 Group and was redesignated No 8 AGS on 9 June 1941.

No 9 Bombing and Gunnery School

This was formed on 1 November 1939 at Penrhos under the control of No 25 Group and reverted to No 9 AOS on 14 June 1941.

No 10 Bombing and Gunnery School

This was formed on 1 January 1940 at Warmwell under the control of No 25 Group.  It moved to Dumfries on 13 July 1940 and reverted to No 10 AOS on 13 September 1941.

No 31 Bombing and Gunnery School

The nucleus formed on 5 March 1941 at Weeton , embarking at Liverpool on HMT Mint on 21 March.  It arrived at Halifax and disembarked on 1 April, making its way to Picton, Ontario from where it operated until it disbanded on 17 November 1944.

No 24 Combined Air Observers School/Bombing and Gunnery Navigation School

The nucleus of this unit assembled between 23-27 June 1941 at West Kirby, with the advance party arriving at Heany, Southern Rhodesia on 14 July, officially opening at Moffat on 3 August.  It was redesignated No 24 Bombing and Gunnery Navigation School on 12 May 1943 and  on 13 April 1945.

School for Map Reading and Land Navigation

This was formed in 1918 at Winchester and absorbed into No 2 SoN&BD on 10 December 1918.

School of Marine Observers, Aldeburgh

This was formed from School for Anti-Submarine Inshore Patrol Observers on in October 1918 at Aldeburgh in 73rd Wing and was redesignated No 1 Marine Observers School on 1 January 1919.

No  School of Marine Observers, Leysdown

This was formed in August 1918 at Leysdown and disbanded in September 1919.

No 1 Marine Observers School

This was formed from the School of Marine Observers, Aldeburgh on 1 January 1919 at Aldeburgh in South Eastern Area and disbanded in September 1919.

Marine Observers School

This was formed from No 1 Observers School on 1 January 1919 at Eastchurch in South Eastern Area and disbanded on 14 June 1919.

Navigation School

This was formed from the Air Pilotage Flight in December 1926 at Calshot and was absorbed into the School of Air Navigation on 6 January 1936.

Navigation and Signals School

This was formed on 1 July 1946 at Tambaram in No 2 (Indian) Group, being reduced to a number-plate basis on 31 July 1947 and disbanded on 10 August 1947.

Navigation Training School

This had been formed by 12 November 1939 at Abu Sueir and disbanded on 22 June 1940.

No 1 Observers School

This was formed in July 1918 at Eastchurch in South Eastern Area and was redesignated No 2 Marine Observers School on 1 January 1919.

No 2 Observers School

This was formed on 21 September 1918 at Manston and disbanded on 13 September 1919.

No 1 (Observers) School of Aerial Gunnery                                    

This was formed from Nos 1 and 3 (Aux) SoAG on 9 March 1918 at Hythe, moving to New Romney on 1 November 1918 disbanded in September 1919.

It reformed from No 2 Observers School on 13 September 1919 at Manston and disbanded on 29 November 1919.

Observers School of Reconnaissance and Aerial Photography

This was formed on 19 October 1918 at Monkmoor and disbanded on 2 May 1919.

Observer Training Flight

This was formed in 1921 at Gosport and departed in May 1922 but to where?

RN Observers School

This was formed from  on 1 December 1938 at Ford and was transferred to the Admiralty on 24 May 1939 to form No 1 Observers School.

Signals training units

No 1 Air Electronics School/The Air Electronics School

This was formed from the Air Signallers School on 1 April 1957 at Swanton Morley, under the control of No 25 Group.  It moved to Hullavington on 23 December 1957, where it became The Air Electronics School in 1960/61.  On 14 January 1962 it moved to Topcliffe, where it was redesignated the Air Electronics and Air Engineers School on 30 January 1967.

No 1 Air Signallers' School

This was formed from No 4 Radio School on 1 May 1951 at Swanton Morley under the control of No 25 Group.  It was transferred to No 23 Group on 1 January 1955 but reverted to No 25 Group on 1 January 1957 and was redesignated The Air Electronics School on 1 April 1957.

No 2 Air Signallers' School

This was formed on 5 May 1952 at Halfpenny Green under the control of No 21 Group and disbanded on 13 September 1953.

Electrical and Wireless School, Eastleigh

This was formed from  on 1 April 1919 at Eastleigh and disbanded on 30 April 1920.

Electrical and Wireless School

This was formed on 23 December 1919 at Flowerdown under the control of No 7 Group, to train personnel in the use and maintenance of wireless transmission equipment.  Flying was carried out from nearby Worthy Down and on 1 April 1926 it was transferred to No 3 Group, which became No 123 Group on 12 April.  On 7 August 1929 it moved to Cranwell, where it was redesignated No 1 Electrical and Wireless School on 1 November 1938.

No 1 Electrical and Wireless School

This was formed from the Electrical and Wireless School on 1 November 1938 at Cranwell under the control of No 23 Group.  It was transferred to No 21 Group on 1 December 1938 then to No 26 Group on 7 July 1940 was redesignated No 1 Signals School on 26 August 1940.

No 2 Electrical and Wireless School

This was formed on 1 December 1938 at Yatesbury, being allocated to No 26 Group in October 1939 and was redesignated No 2 Signals School on 26 August 1940.

No 3 Electrical and Wireless School

This was formed on 10 June 1940 at Compton Bassett under the control of No 26 Group and was redesignated No 3 Signals School on 26 August 1940.

No 4 Electrical and Wireless School

This was due to form in 1940 at Staverton but formation was cancelled

No 5 Electrical and Wireless School

This was due to form in 1940 at Wroughton but formation was cancelled

London Radio College

This was formed on an unknown date at Chiswick and closed on 28 April 1943.

Wireless Operators School

This was formed in May 1918 at Cranwell, moving to Flowerdown on 24 August disbanded in June 1919.

No 1 (Training) Wireless School

This was formed from the Wireless School on 8 November 1917 at Blenheim Barracks, South Farnborough.  The Workshops Section moved to Flowerdown on 24 August 1918, with the Mechanics Section moving to Winchester on 19 October to be followed by the HQ to Flowerdown 13 November, where it was redesignated No 1 (Training) Wireless School Squadron on 8 March 1919.

No 1 (Training) Wireless School Squadron

This was formed from No 1 (Training) Wireless School on 8 March 1919 at Flowerdown and was redesignated the Electrical and Wireless School on 23 December 1919.

No 2 Wireless School

This was formed on 8 November 1917 at Penshurst in 50th (Home Defence) Wing, being transferred to the 53rd (Home Defence) Wing in May 1918 disbanded on 23 March 1919.

Wireless Telephony School

This was formed on 2 April 1918 at Biggin Hill, moving to Chattis Hill on 16 April, Winton near Bournemouth on 21 November and finally to Beaulieu in May 1919, where it disbanded on 1 September 1919.

No 2 School of Wireless Telephony

This was formed from the 21st Wing W/T Flight on 24 September 1918 at Port Meadow and disbanded in June 1919.

Armament training units

Air Armament School

This was formed from the Armament and Gunnery School on 1 January 1932 at Eastchurch, tasked with providing specialist armament training including the training of specialist armament officers, it was transferred to No 25 Group on 1 December 1937 and was redesignated No 1 AAS on 1 November 1937.

No 1 Air Armament School

This was formed on 1 November 1937 at Eastchurch.  It was transferred to No 25 Group on 1 December, moving to Manby 15 August 1938 and disbanded on 28 October 1944into the Empire Air Armament School.

No 2 Air Armament School

This was formed on 1 November 1937 at North Coates Fitties and was redesignated No 1 Air Observers School on 1 March 1938.

It reformed on 1 July 1938 at Eastchurch under the control of No 25 Group.  Tasked with training armourers and air mechanics, it moved to Pembrey on 2 September 1939 and then to Newton Down, where it was immediately redesignated No 3 Ground Armament School on 20 June 1940.

No 1 Air Gunners School

This was formed from No 1 B&GS on 21 June 1941 at Pembrey under the control of No 21 Group and disbanded on 21 June 1945.

No 2 Air Gunners School

This was formed on 10 July 1941 at Dalcross under the control of No 29 Group.  It was transferred to No 25 Group on 14 July 1945 and disbanded on 24 November 1945.

No 3 Air Gunners School

This was due to form on 20 October 1941 at Barrow under the control of No 25 Group but formation was cancelled on 29 November 1941.

It was formed on 20 April 1942 at Castle Kennedy under the control of No 25 Group, moving to Mona on 19 December but returning to Castle Kennedy on 3 November 1943, where it and disbanded on 21 June 1945.

No 4 Air Gunners School

This was formed on 17 March 1942 at Morpeth under the control of No 29 Group and disbanded on 9 December 1944.

No 5 Air Gunners School

This was due to form on 24 July 1941 at Castle Kennedy but formation was cancelled.

It was again due to form on 1 May 1943 at Andreas under the control of No 29 Group but formed as No 11AGS on 2 May 1943.

No 6 Air Gunners School

Formation started on 22 October 1942 at Mona but formation was cancelled on 6 November 1942.

No 7 Air Gunners School

This was formed from No 7 B&GS on 9 June 1941 at Stormy Down under the control of No 25 Group and disbanded on 2 September 1944.

No 8 Air Gunners School

This was formed on 9 June 1941 at Evanton under the control of No 25 Group and disbanded on 26 August 1944.

No 9 Air Gunners School

This was formed on 7 July 1941 at Llanwrog under the control of No 25 Group and disbanded on 13 June 1942.

No 10 Air Gunners School

This was formed on 24 July 1941 at Castle Kennedy under the control of No 25 Group, moving to Barrow on 15 December in No 29 Group.  It returned to the control of No 25 Group on 28 April 1943 and disbanded on 30 June 1946.

It reformed on 1 December 1946 at Valley and disbanded on 1 July 1947.

No 11 Air Gunners School

This was formed on 2 May 1943 at Andreas under the control of No 29 Group.  It was transferred to No 25 Group on 14 July 1945 moving to Jurby on 19 September 1946, where it disbanded on 15 October 1947.

It was due to reform on 21 October 1949 at Jurby but formation was cancelled.

No 12 Air Gunners School

This was formed on 1 August 1943 at Bishops Court under the control of No 29 Group and disbanded on 31 May 1945.

No 13 Air Gunners School

This was formed on 11 November 1943 at El Ballah under the control of No 203 Group and disbanded on 8 July 1945.

No 1 Air Gunners School (India)

This was formed from No 1 Armament Training Unit on 12 May 1943 at Bairagarh (Bhopal) under the control of No 227 Group and disbanded on 1 July 1945.

Air Gunnery and Bombing School

This was formed by April 1945 at El Ballah to at least November 1945.

Air Gunnery Training Unit

This was formed from  on 30 April 1943 at Torrington Towers, Colombo under the control of No 222 Group and moved to Ratmalana, under No 20 APC on 14 April 1944.

Armament and Gunnery School

This was formed from the School of Aerial Gunnery and Bombing on 1 April 1922 at Eastchurch under the control of No 1 Group.  It was transferred to No 3 Group on 1 April 1926, which became No 23 Group on 12 April and was redesignated the Air Armament School on 1 January 1932.

No 1 Armament Training Unit

This was originally formed as Temporary ATU on 10 March 1942 at Peshawar. It moved to Bairagarh, Bhopal on 14 June 1942 and was redesignated No 1 AGS on 12 May 1943.

No 24 Bombing and Gunnery Navigation School

Other flying training units

Airborne Forces Training School

This was formed in 1947 at Aqir but its fate is unknown.

Aircrew and Groundcrew Training Squadron

This was formed from No 55 (Reserve) Squadron on 1 April 1996 at Brize Norton and will have disbanded by 2013 with the withdrawal of VC10s from RAF service.

No 1 Aircrew School

This was formed from No 1 Group Aircrew School on 3 November 1944 at Sturgate, under the control of No 7 Group and disbanded on 6 April 1945.

No 3 Aircrew School

This was formed from No 3 Group Aircrew School on 3 November 1944 at Gamston, under the control of No 7 Group but its fate is unknown.

No 4 Aircrew School

This was formed from No 4 Group Aircrew School on 3 November 1944 at Acaster Malbis, under the control of No 7 Group and disbanded on 27 October 1945.

No 5 Aircrew School

This was formed from No 5 Group Aircrew School on 3 November 1944 at Balderton, under the control of No 7 Group and disbanded on 23 March 1945.

No 6 (RCAF) Aircrew School

This was formed from No 6 (RAF) Group Aircrew School on 3 November 1944 at Dalton, under the control of No 7 Group and disbanded on 3 August 1945.

Aircrew Training Wing (Polish)

This was formed on 2 December 1943 at Morecombe and disbanded on 14 November 1945.

Air Electronics and Air Engineers School

This was formed from The Air Electronics School on 30 January 1967 at Topcliffe, under the control of No 25 Group.  Having taken over responsibility for Air Engineering training from OCUs, it was transferred to No 23 Group on 1 June 1968.  Between the 1 - 26 October 1973 it moved to Finningley, where it was absorbed into No 6 FTS.  On 2 February 1982 it took over responsibility for Air Loadmaster training from No 241 OCU and was redesignated Air Electronics, Engineers and Loadmaster School on 16 June 1983.

Air Electronics, Engineers and Loadmaster School

This was formed from Air Electronics and Air Engineers School on 16 June 1983 at Finningley, under the control of No 6 FTS and disbanded on 1 January 1996 into the Navigator and Airmen Aircrew School at Cranwell.

Air Landing School (India)

This was formed on 15 October 1941 at Willingdon Airport, New Delhi, absorbing the Parachute Training School (India) and disbanded on 26 February 1944 into No 3 PTS.

No 75 Air School

This was formed from the Aircrew Depot on 11 November 1940 at Lyttelton, moving to Nigel on 28 February 1945 and disbanded on 11 September 1945.

School of Airship Training

This was formed in April 1920 at Howden and disbanded in April 1921.

Central Landing School

This was formed from the Parachute Training Centre on 31 August 1940 at Ringway under the control of No 22 Group.  Its task was to train paratroops and glider borne troops and was redesignated Central Landing Establishment on 18 September 1940.

Central Landing Establishment

This was formed from the Central Landing School on 18 September 1940 at Ringway under the control of No 22 Group.  In October it was divided into three sections, Parachute Training Squadron, Glider Training Squadron and a Development Unit.  It was transferred to No 70 Group on 1 December 1940 and was redesignated Airborne Forces Establishment on 1 September 1941.

RCAF Flight Engineers Training Unit

This appears to have been formed in late 1944 at St Athan in No 24 Group to training flight engineers for RCAF units but probably disbanded in mid 1945.

Franco-Belgian Air Training School

This was formed on 28 October 1940 at Odiham in No 22 Group and disbanded on 9 June 1941.

Link Trainer School

This was formed from the Central Link Trainer School on 1 April 1948 at Kirton-in-Lindsey in No 21 Group, being transferred to No 23 Group on 22 October 1951 and disbanded on 10 December 1951 into the CFS at Little Rissington as the Link Trainer Course.

No 1 Middle East Training School

This was formed on 5 April 1942 at El Ballah in No 233 Wing, moving to Muqeibila on 4 July 1942 before returning to El Ballah on 31 July, where it was redesignated No 1 (ME) CGS on 31 July 1942.

No 2 Middle East Training School

This was formed from No 205 Group Training Unit on 15 April 1942 at Shallufa in No 236 Wing, moving to Kabrit on 27 May, Aqir on 26 August but was absorbed into No 4 METS on 31 October.  It moved to LG237 between 11-17 December, being reduced to cadre on 20 January 1943 and disbanded on 16 June 1943.

No 4 Middle East Training School

This was formed on 1 May 1942 at Kabrit in No 205 Group, moving to Ramat David on 20 March 1943, where  it was transferred to No 203 Group on 10 May and disbanded on 30 April 1944.

No 5 Middle East Training School

This was formed from the Torpedo Bombing School on 16 May 1942 at Shallufa in No 205 Group, being transferred to No 203 Group on 10 May 1943 and disbanded on 1 December 1944.

Navigator and Airmen Aircrew School

This was formed from the Air Electronics. Air Engineers and Air Loadmasters School and parts of the Ait Navigation School on 1 January 1996 at Cranwell and remains in existence.

No 1 Parachute and Glider Training School

This was formed from No 1 Parachute Training School on 3 December 1947 at Upper Heyford in No 38 Group and was redesignated No 1 Parachute School on 10 June 1950.

School of Parachute Training

This was formed in August/September 1920 at Halton and disbanded on 20 November 1920.

Parachute Training Section

This was formed in November 1921 at Northolt and merged into the Parachute Section at Henlow on 15 October 1926.

School of Photography

This was formed from the Photographic Park on 23 December 1919 at South Farnborough in No 7 Group, being transferred to No 22 Group on 12 April 1926 and then to No 24 Group on 1 November 1937.  It was redesignated No 1 School of Photography in April 1941.

No 1 School of Photography

This was formed from the School of Photography in April 1941 at South Farnborough in No 27 Group, being transferred to No 24 Group on 8 December 1942.  It moved to Heath End, near Farnborough on 17 March 1947 and then to Wellesbourne Mountford on 6 January 1948. On 22 August 1949 it reverted to the title School of Photography, moving to Cosford on 26 August 1963 where it became part of No 2 SoTT.  It disbanded on 1 April 1972 into the Joint School of Photography.

No 2 School of Photography

This was formed on an unknown date at Uxbridge, for service with British Air Forces in France and disbanded on 24 July 1940.

It reformed on in November 1940 at Blackpool in No 20 Group, being transferred to No 27 Group by April 1941, ten to No 24 Group on 8 December 1942 and disbanded on 29 June 1944.

No 3 School of Photography

This was formed in 1942/43 at Loughborough in No 24 Group and disbanded on 21 November 1944.

School of Photography, Maps and Reconnaissance

This was formed from the School of Photography on 1 October 1917 at South Farnborough, being placed under the control of No 2 Area (later South-Western Area) on 1 April 1918 and disbanded on 16 June 1919.

Polish Training Unit

This was formed 14 March 1940 at Hucknall in No 6 Group and was redesignated No 18 (Polish) OTU on 15 June 1940.

Pre-OTU School

This was formed by 1943 at Gilgil, Kenya but its fate is unknown.

RAF School (India)

This was formed on by 1921 at Bangalore, moving to Ambala on 1 April disbanded on 1 November 1922.

RAF Element, Yugoslav Training Flight

This was formed on 14 February 1945 at Bari in the Balkan Air Force, moving to Brindisi by 15 March, to Zemunik on 12 April and was transferred to MACAF on 1 July, being disbanded on 31 August 1945.

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