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Admin Units, RAF Police units and Missions to Foreign Governments


[Accounts | Personnel | Postal | RAF Missions | HQ Units | RAF Police | Other Admin Units]

This section gives brief details of those units formed to provide various types of administrative support as independent units and the RAF Components of Missions to foreign governments.  RAF Police units are also included in this section

Accounts Units

No 2 (MEAF) Base Accounts Office

This was formed in 1953 at Titchfield and disbanded on 30 June 1958.

Base Accounts Office

This was formed between June 1943 and January 1944 under the control of 2nd TAF at an unknown location, being transferred to SHAEF in March/April 1944 and disbanded post January 1945.

Base Accounts Office

This was formed on 1 December 1944 under the control of  at Clifton, York, moving to Innsworth in the immediate post-war period and disbanded on 31 July 1947.

Base Accounts Office

This was formed between July 1942 and January 1943 under the control of NWAAF at Algiers, moving to Le Ruisseau in February/March 1943 and disbanded post January 1945.

Base Accounts Office

This was formed on 1 June 1942 under the control of India Command at Ambala, moving to Bombay between June 1943 and January 1944.  By January 1945 it was under BAFSEA, later moving to Andheri and Worli and disbanded on 30 November 1947.

Base Accounts Office

This was probably formed in December 1944/January 1945 under the control of ACSEA at Colombo and disbanded post January 1945.

Base Accounts Office

This was formed in 1947 under the control of ACFE at Singapore and disbanded in 1947.

Base Accounts Office

This was formed between May and November 1939 under the control of RAF Middle East at Cairo, moving to Damirtta by December 1941, Helwan between July and December 1941, to El Gedida between June 1943 and January 1944 finally being disbanded post January 1945.

Base Accounts Office

This was formed between July 1942 and January 1943 under the control of AHQ East Africa at Eldoret and disbanded between June 1943 and January 1944.

Base Accounts Office

This was probably formed in June/July 1940 under the control of AHQ Mediterranean at Valetta and was redesignated Central Accounts Office between June 1943 and January 1944.

Central Accounts Office

This was formed between July 1942 and January 1943 under the control of India Command at Ambala, moving to Worli in March 1946 and disbanded between June 1944 and January 1945.

Central Accounts Office

This was formed between July 1942 and January 1943 under the control of AHQ West Africa at Takoradi and disbanded post January 1945.

Central Accounts Office

This was formed between June 1943 and January 1944 under the control of AHQ Malta at Malta and disbanded in January/February 1944.

RAF Overseas Pay Accounts, Clearing Unit

This was formed between July 1942 and January 1943 under the control of No 28 Group at Blackpool and disbanded post January 1945.

Personnel units

(No 1) Base Personnel Office

This was formed between July 1942 and January 1943 under the control of NWAAF at Algiers, moving to Le Ruisseau in February/March 1943.  It was redesignated No 1 BPO between June 1943 and January 1944, being transferred to MAAF 10 December 1943.  Control was passed to HQ Mediterranean and Middle East 1 February 1944 and at the same time a detachment ('B') was opened in Malta.  It was transferred to No 218 Group in March, reverting to just BPO in May/June 1944, and disbanded on post January 1945.

No 2 Base Personnel Office

This was formed between June 1943 and January 1944 under the control of NWAAF at Fort de L'Eau and disbanded in January/February 1944.

No 3 Base Personnel Office

This was formed between June 1943 and January 1944 under the control of NWAAF at Fort de L'Eau, moving to Naples, being transferred to MAAF on 10 December1943, then to No 214 Group in February/ March. and disbanded on January/February 1944.

Base Personnel Office

This was formed in May 1944 under the control of MAAF at Algiers and was redesignated No 5 BPO on an unknown date.

Base Personnel Office

This was formed on 1 June 1942 under the control of India Command at Bombay.  It was transferred to BAFSEA by January 1945, later moving to Ambala, Andheri and Worli  and disbanded on 30 November 1947.

Base Personnel Office

This was formed in May/June 1944 under the control of No 214 Group at Naples and disbanded post January 1945.

Base Personnel Office

This was formed on 1 September 1939 under the control of RAF Middle East at Cairo, It was transferred to MEC in February 1943, then to No 218 Group in December 1944/January 1945, and to HQ Mediterranean and Middle East on 31 July 1945 and disbanded on 30 June 1946.

Base Personnel Office

This was formed on 1 November 1942 under the control of AHQ West Africa at Freetown and disbanded on 30 September 1947.

Base Personnel Office

This was formed between July and December 1941 under the control of AHQ Iraq at Shaibah, moving to Habbaniya as a detachment (presumably of the BPO in Egypt) in September 1943 and disbanded post January 1945.

Base Personnel Office

This was formed in June/July 1940 under the control of AHQ Mediterranean at Valetta and disbanded between June 1943 and January 1944.

Base Personnel Centre

This was formed on 1 August 1944 under the control of No 85 Group at an unknown location, being transferred to SHAEF in March/April 1944 and disbanded on 31 May 1946.

Base Personnel Office (ACFE)

This was formed on 1 April 1946 under the control of ACFE at Singapore and disbanded on 31 October 1948.

Base Personnel Office

This was formed on 1 January 1956 under the control of 2nd TAF at Goch and disbanded on 31 October 1957.

No 1 Base Personnel Office (Middle East)

This was formed on 1 July 1946 under the control of HQ Mediterranean and Middle East at an unknown location and disbanded on 31 August 1950.

No 4 Base Personnel Office (Iraq & Persia)

This was formed on 1 January 1945 under the control of AHQ Iraq at an unknown location and disbanded on 31 January 1946.

No 5 Base Personnel Office

This was formed on an unknown date under the control of MAAF at an unknown location and disbanded in January 1946.

No 6 Base Personnel Office (CMF)

This was formed on 1 May 1944 under the control of HQ Mediterranean and Middle East at an unknown location and disbanded on 31 March 1946.

No 6 Base Personnel Office (Italy)

This was formed on 1 July 1946 under the control of HQ Mediterranean and Middle East at an unknown location and disbanded on 28 February 1947.

Base Personnel Staff Office

This was formed on in September 1943 under the control of 2nd TAF, possibly at York and disbanded post January 1945.

Base Personnel Staff Office (Cairo)

This was formed on 1 December 1943 under the control of Force 686 at Cairo and disbanded on 31 January 1944.

Base Personnel Staff Office (Iraq & Persia)

This was formed on in May 1944 under the control of AHQ Iraq & Persia at Habbaniya and disbanded in May 1944.

Record Office

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Records Office

This was formed between July and December 1941 under the control of India Command at Lahore and disbanded by July 1942.

RAF Record and Pay Office

This was formed from the RAF Record Office and Base Accounts Office in April 1965 at Innsworth and was redesignated Personnel Management Centre on in September 1971.

Personnel Management Centre

This was formed from the RAF Record and Pay Office in September 1971 at Innsworth and was redesignated Personnel Management Agency on post 1982.

RAF French Records Office

This was formed between June 1944 and January 1945 under the control of No 28 Group at London and disbanded post January 1945.

War Casualties Non-Effective Accounts Depot

This was formed between July 1942 and January 1943 under the control of No 28 Group at Uxbridge and disbanded in December 1944/January 1945.

Postal units

No 1 ADLS Traffic Office

This was formed between June and December 1944 under the control of 2nd TAF at an unknown location and disbanded post January 1945.

No 2 ADLS Traffic Office

This was formed between June and December 1944 under the control of No 83 Group at an unknown location and disbanded post January 1945.

No 3 ADLS Traffic Office

This was formed between June and December 1944 under the control of No 84 Group at an unknown location and disbanded post January 1945.

No 4 ADLS Traffic Office

This was formed between June and December 1944 under the control of No 85 Group at an unknown location and disbanded post January 1945.

No 7 ADLS Traffic Office

This was formed between June and December 1944 under the control of SHAEF at an unknown location and disbanded post January 1945.

No 1 Base Postal Unit

This was formed on 1 August 1943 under the control of AHQ India at Karachi, later moving to Mauripur and disbanded on 31 May 1947.

No 2 Base Postal Unit

This was formed on 1 September 1943 under the control of AHQ India at Bangalore, moving to Bombay in No 226 Group in January/February 1944, then to No 227 Group in March/April and by January 1945 was under No 225 Group and disbanded on 31 January 1947.

No 3 Base Postal Unit

This was formed on 1 September 1943 under the control of AHQ India at Bangalore, being transferred to No 225 Group in January/February 1944 then to No 225 Group by January 1945 and disbanded on 31 August 1945.

No 4 Base Postal Unit

This was formed on 1 September 1943 under the control of AHQ India at New Delhi, being transferred to No 226 Group in January/February 1944, then to No 227 Group by January 1945 and disbanded on 31 May 1947.

No 5 Base Postal Unit

This was formed on 1 September 1943 under the control of No 231 Group at Calcutta and disbanded on 31 March 1947.

No 6 Base Postal Unit

This was formed on 1 September 1943 under the control of AHQ India at Chittagong, later moving to Akyab and then Singapore and disbanded on 30 June 1946.

No 7 Base Postal Unit

This was formed on 1 December 1944 under the control of No 222 Group at Colombo and disbanded on 31 July 1946.

No 11 Base Postal Unit

This was formed on 1 March 1946 under the control of British Commonwealth Air Forces of Occupation (Japan) at Iwakuni and disbanded on 31 March 1948.

No 2 RAF Postal Centre

This was formed between July 1942 and January 1943 under the control of India Command at Bombay and was redesignated No 2 Base Postal Unit in April/May 1943.

No 3 RAF Postal Centre

This was formed between July 1942 and January 1943 under the control of India Command at Karachi and was redesignated No 1 Base Postal Unit in April/May 1943.

No 3 RAF Postal Clearing Centre

This was formed on 1 August 1942 under the control of India Command at Karachi and disbanded on 31 October 1942.

No 6 RAF Postal HQ

This was formed between June and December 1944 under the control of RAF Middle East at Cairo and disbanded post January 1945.

No 7 RAF Postal HQ

This was formed between June and December 1944 under the control of AHQ Iraq & Persia at Habbaniya and disbanded post January 1945.

No 9 RAF Postal HQ

This was formed between June and December 1944 under the control of AHQ East Africa at Nairobi and disbanded post January 1945.

No 11 RAF Postal HQ

This was formed between June and December 1944 under the control of British Forces, Aden at Steamer Point and disbanded post January 1945.

No 13 RAF Postal HQ

This was formed between May/June 1944 under the control of MAAF at Algiers and disbanded post January 1945.

No 14 RAF Postal HQ

This was formed between June and December 1944 under the control of MAAF at Malta and disbanded post January 1945.

No 16 RAF Postal HQ

This was formed between June and December 1944 under the control of MAAF at Naples and disbanded post January 1945.

Postal Section

This was probably formed in September 1939 under the control of AASF at an unknown location and probably disbanded in June 1940.

No 8 Sub-Base Postal Unit

This was formed on 1 December 1944 under the control of No 231 Group at Imphal, later moving to Rangoon and disbanded on 31 May 1947.

No 9 Sub-Base Postal Unit

This was formed on 1 May 1944 under the control of No 225 Group at Madras and disbanded on 31 August 1945.

RAF Missions and Foreign Air Force Units

Air Division, Allied Commission, Austria 

This was formed in October 1944 at an unknown location.  It was disbanded into RAF Schwechat on 23 February 1953.

Air Division, Control Commission for Germany (British Element)

This was formed on an unknown date at an unknown location.  It was disbanded on 1 January 1947.

RAF Mission to Belgium

This was formed from SHAEF Mission to Belgium on 31 July 1945 at Rue de Regent, Brussels, moving to the Cavalry Barracks, Boulevard St Michel, Etterbock, Brussels.  It was disbanded into the RAF Delegation (Belgium) on 1 July 1946.

RAF Delegation (Belgium)

This was formed on 1 July 1946 at Cavalry Barracks, Boulevard St Michel, Etterbock, Brussels, moving to Block 1, Casserne Prince Baudouin, Place Dally, Brussels on 6 April 1949.  It was disbanded on 31 December 1949.

Belgian Inspectorate General

This was formed between June 1944 and January 1945 under the control of No 28 Group at London and disbanded in No 28 Group post January 1945.

RAF Element of Mission to Bulgaria

This was formed in 1945 probably in Belgrade and was disbanded on 15 September 1947.

Czechoslovak Depository and Rest House

This was formed in April/May 1943 under the control of No 28 Group at Holmwood and disbanded by January 1944.

Czechoslovak Inspectorate General

This was formed between August 1940 and January 1941 at London and disbanded in No 28 Group post January 1945.

RAF Component in China

This was formed on 24 October 1942 at Chunking/Chengtu to provide the nucleus for an air force should it be decided to move into China.  It was disbanded on 20 August 1943.

Control Commission for Germany, Air Division (RAF Element)

This was formed on 19 March 1945 probably in Berlin but its fate is unknown.

RAF Mission to Denmark

This was formed from SHAEF Mission to Denmark on 15 July 1945 at Copenhagen.  It was disbanded on 7 April 1947.

RAF Mission to France

This was to have formed from SHAEF Mission to France under the control of No 28 Group on 15 July 1945 at 41 Rue Camron, Paris but this plan was cancelled and it disbanded into RAF Delegation (France) on 10 January 1946.

RAF Delegation (France)

This was formed from RAF Mission to France and RAF Training Delegation (France) on 10 January 1946 in Paris.  It was absorbed No 87 Wing on 26 August 1947 and disbanded on 31 October 1947.

It reformed on 15 August 1949 in the French Air Ministry Building, 24 Boulevard Victor, Paris and disbanded in early 1967.

RAF Mission to Greece

This was formed from AHQ Greece on 11 January 1947 at Athens and was disbanded on 30 April 1952.

RAF Element of British Mission to Hungary

It was formed on an unknown date in an unknown location and disbanded on 15 September 1947.

RAF Mission to Netherlands

This was formed from SHAEF Mission to Netherlands on 31 July 1945 under No 85 Group at The Hague.  It was disbanded on 24 March 1947.

RAF Mission to Norway

This was formed from SHAEF Mission to Norway on 31 July 1945, possibly at Oslo.  It was disbanded on 19 November 1946.

Polish Inspectorate General

This was formed between August 1940 and January 1942 at London and disbanded in May/June 1944.

Polish Deputy Inspectorate General

This was formed in March/April 1943 under the control of No 28 Group at Blackpool and was redesignated Polish Air Force Depot between June 1944 and January 1945.

Polish Air Force Depot

This was formed between June 1944 and January 1945 under the control of No 28 Group at Blackpool and disbanded post January 1945.

RAF Polish Records Office

This was formed in March/April 1943 under the control of No 28 Group at Blackpool and disbanded post January 1945.

RAF Element of British Mission to Rumania

It was formed on an unknown date in an unknown location and disbanded on 15 September 1947.

SHAEF Mission to Belgium

This was formed on 7 November 1944 at Rue de Regent, Brussels, being parented by RAF Unit Brussels.  It was redesignated RAF Mission to Belgium on 31 July 1945.

SHAEF Mission to Denmark

This was formed on 8 February 1945 at an unknown location and was redesignated RAF Mission to Denmark on 15 July 1945.

SHAEF Mission to France

This was formed on 1 October 1944 at 41 Rue Camron, Paris under the control of No 85 Group, moving to Versailles in March/April 1945.  It was redesignated RAF Mission to France on 15 July 1945.

SHAEF Mission to Netherlands

This was formed on 20 November 1944 at 129 Rue de Nervieres, Brussels, moving to the Military Academy, Breda on 30 April 1945 and then to The Hague on 1 June.  It was redesignated RAF Mission to Netherlands on 31 July 1945.

SHAEF Mission to Norway

This was formed on 9 April 1945, probably at Oslo and was redesignated RAF Mission to Norway on 15 July 1945.

RAF Police/Security units

No 1 Airport Security Section

This was formed between June 1943 and January 1944 under the control of AHQ India at Dum Dum, being transferred to No 226 Group in January/February, to No 230 Group in March/April, then to No 229 Group in May/June and disbanded between June 1944 and January 1945.

No 2 Airport Security Section

This was formed between June 1943 and January 1944 under the control of AHQ India at Dum Dum, moving to Karachi in January 1944 in No 223 Group and disbanded between June 1944 and January 1945.

No 3 Airport Security Section

This was formed between June 1943 and January 1944 under the control of AHQ India at Dinjin and disbanded between June 1944 and January 1945.

No 10 Field Security Section

This was formed between June 1943 and January 1944 under the control of AHQ Bengal at Comilla and disbanded between June 1944 and January 1945.

No 11 Field Security Section

This was formed between June 1943 and January 1944 under the control of No 221 Group at Calcutta, moving to Imphal in January/February 1944 and disbanded between June 1944 and January 1945.

No 12 Field Security Section

This was formed between June 1943 and January 1944 under the control of No 221 Group at Calcutta, moving to Peshawar by January 1944 in No 223 Group and disbanded between June 1944 and January 1945.

No 13 Field Security Section

This was formed between June 1943 and January 1944 under the control of No 224 Group at Chittagong and disbanded between June 1944 and January 1945.

No 14 Field Security Section

This was formed between June 1943 and January 1944 under the control of No 225 Group at Bombay, moving to Bangalore in January/February 1944 and disbanded between June 1944 and January 1945.

No 15 Field Security Section

This was formed between June 1943 and January 1944 under the control of No 226 Group at Palem and disbanded between June 1944 and January 1945.

No 16 Field Security Section

This was formed between June 1943 and January 1944 under the control of No 227 Group at Bombay and disbanded between June 1944 and January 1945.

No 17 Field Security Section

This was formed between June 1943 and January 1944 under the control of AHQ Bengal at Peshawar, moving to Bombay in 3rd TAF in January/February 1944, then to No 227 Group in February/March and disbanded between June 1944 and January 1945.

RAF Police Depot

This was formed from the RAF Police School in February 1952 at Netheravon, moving to Debden in August 1960 but the Dog Section didn't move until June 1963 and disbanded in October 1974 on moving to Newton as the RAF Police School.

RAF Police HQ

This was formed between July and December 1941 at Burnham and was redesignated HQ Provost and Security Service in February 1951.

RAF Police HQ

This was formed between June 1943 and January 1944 under the control of NWAAF at La Marsa, being transferred to MAAF on 10 December 1943 and disbanded in February/March 1944.

RAF Service Police (HQ)

This was formed in 1937 under the control of  at Uxbridge, where it was joined by the RAF Police School as the RAF Service Police HQ and School but on moving to Burnham was redesignated RAF Police HQ between July and December 1941.

Provost and Security Unit HQ

This was formed in May/June 1944 under the control of MAAF at Algiers and disbanded post January 1945.

Provost and Security Unit

This was formed between June and December 1944 under the control of 2nd TAF at an unknown location and disbanded post January 1945.

Provost and Security Unit

This was formed between December 1944 and January 1945 under the control of No 2 Group at an unknown location and disbanded post January 1945.

Provost and Security Unit

This was formed between June and December 1944 under the control of No 83 Group at an unknown location and disbanded post January 1945.

Provost and Security Unit

This was formed between June and December 1944 under the control of No 84 Group at an unknown location and disbanded post January 1945.

Provost and Security Unit

This was formed between June and December 1944 under the control of No 85 Group at an unknown location and disbanded post January 1945

HQ Provost and Security Services (BFAP)

This was possibly formed in February 1958 under the control of BFAP at Aden and was redesignated HQ Provost and Security Services (Middle East) in December 1960.

HQ Provost and Security Services (Middle East)

This was formed in January 1961 under the control of MEAF at Aden and was redesignated HQ Provost and Security Services (Gulf) on 1 January 1966.

HQ Provost and Security Services (Gulf)

This was formed on 1 January 1966 under the control of MEAF at Aden and disbanded on 31 March 1968.

HQ Provost and Security Services (FEAF)

This was possibly formed 1 April 1960 under the control of FEAF at Singapore and was redesignated HQ Provost and Security Services (Singapore) on 1 January 1966.

HQ Provost and Security Services (Singapore)

This was formed from HQ Provost and Security Services (FEAF) 1 January 1966 at Singapore and disbanded in September 1971.

HQ Provost and Security Services (NEAF)

This was formed in March 1961 under the control of NEAF at Akrotiri? and was redesignated RAF Provost and Security Services (Cyprus) on 1 October 1975.

HQ Provost and Security Services, (2 TAF)

This was formed in January 1956 under the control of 2nd TAF at Rheindahlen? and was redesignated HQ Provost and Security Services (RAF Germany) on 1 January 1959.

HQ Provost and Security Services (UK)

This was formed from the RAF Police HQ in February 1951 under the control of  at Government Buildings, Bromyard Avenue, Acton, moving to RAF Rudloe Manor in April 1977.  In October 1998 it moved to Henlow and was redesignated HQ Provost Marshal (RAF) in in April 2005.

Provost and Security Services, Japan

This was formed in March 1946 under the control of British Commonwealth Air Forces at Iwakuni? and disbanded in March 1948.

Provost and Security Services, India

This was formed in July 1944 under the control of AHQ India at an unknown location and disbanded in June 1944.

RAF Provost and Security Services (Gibraltar)

This was formed on 1 January 1976 under the control of  at Gibraltar and was absorbed into Joint Service Police & Security Unit in April 1997.

RAF Provost and Security Services (Support Squadron)

This was formed on 1 January 1976 at an unknown location and merged into reorganised HQ P&SS (UK) on 1 May 1976.

HQ Provost and Security Services (RAF Germany)

This was formed on 1 January 1959 under the control of 2nd TAF at Rheindahlen? and disbanded post 1993.

RAF Provost and Security Services (Malta)

This was formed on 1 January 1976 under the control of NEAF at Malta and disbanded on 31 March 1979.

RAF Provost and Security Services (Hong Kong)

This was formed on 1 November 1975 under the control of FEAF at Hong Kong and disbanded post 1982.

RAF Provost and Security Services (Cyprus)

This was formed on 1 October 1975 under the control of NEAF at Akrotiri and was absorbed into Joint Service Police & Security Unit in April 1997.

HQ Provost and Security Services (2nd TAF)

This was formed on 1 March 1955 under the control of 2nd TAF at Rheindahlen? and disbanded on 31 December 1955.

Provost and Security Services, ACSEA

This was formed in November 1945 under the control of ACSEA at Singapore and disbanded in May 1946.

RAF Provost and Security Services (Northern Region)

This was formed in October 1968 under the control of  at Linton-on-Ouse, moving to Newton in ? and possibly remains in existence?

RAF Provost and Security Services (Central Region)

This was formed in October 1968 under the control of  at Spitalgate, moving to Newton in ? and possibly remains in existence?

RAF Provost and Security Services (Southern Region)

This was formed in October 1968 under the control of  at Northolt, moving to Rudloe Manor in ? and possibly remains in existence?

RAF Provost and Security Services (Scotland)

This was formed in June 1993 under the control of  at Turnhouse and possibly remains in existence?

RAF Provost and Security Services (Northern Ireland)

This was formed in June 1993 under the control of  at Aldergrove and possibly remains in existence?

RAF Provost and Security Services (Western Region)

This was formed in June 1993 under the control of  at Rudloe Manor and possibly remains in existence?

HQ Provost Service

This was formed on 1 July 1944 under the control of No 226 Group at New Delhi, moving to Bombay in No 225 Group by January 1945 and disbanded on 31 May 1945.

No 1 Detachment Provost Service

This was formed in March/April 1944 under the control of No 226 Group at New Delhi, being transferred to No 225 Group by January 1945 and disbanded post January 1945.

No 2 Detachment Provost Service

This was formed in March/April 1944 under the control of No 226 Group at Cawnpore and disbanded post January 1945.

No 3 Detachment Provost Service

This was formed in March/April 1944 under the control of No 226 Group at Peshawar, being transferred to No 225 Group by January 1945 and disbanded post January 1945.

No 4 Detachment Provost Service

This was formed in March/April 1944 under the control of No 226 Group at Ambala, moving to Lahore in No 225 Group by January 1945 and disbanded post January 1945.

No 5 Detachment Provost Service

This was formed in March/April 1944 under the control of No 226 Group at Karachi, being transferred to No 225 Group by January 1945 and disbanded post January 1945.

No 6 Detachment Provost Service

This was formed in March/April 1944 under the control of No 226 Group at Bombay and disbanded post January 1945.

No 7 Detachment Provost Service

This was formed in March/April 1944 under the control of No 226 Group at Bangalore, being transferred to No 225 Group by January 1945 and disbanded post January 1945.

No 8 Detachment Provost Service

This was formed in March/April 1944 under the control of No 226 Group at Colombo, being transferred to No 225 Group by January 1945 and disbanded post January 1945.

No 9 Detachment Provost Service

This was formed in March/April 1944 under the control of No 226 Group at Comilla and disbanded post January 1945.

No 10 Detachment Provost Service

This was formed on March/April 1944 under the control of No 226 Group at  and disbanded on June 1944 and January 1945.

No 11 Detachment Provost Service

This was formed in March/April 1944 under the control of No 226 Group at Calcutta and disbanded post January 1945.

No 12 Detachment Provost Service

This was formed on March/April 1944 under the control of No 226 Group at  and disbanded on June 1944 and January 1945.

No 13 Detachment Provost Service

This was formed in March/April 1944 under the control of No 226 Group at Chittagong and disbanded post January 1945.

No 14 Detachment Provost Service

This was formed in March/April 1944 under the control of No 226 Group at Imphal, being transferred to No 225 Group by January 1945 and disbanded post January 1945.

No 15 Detachment Provost Service

This was formed in March/April 1944 under the control of No 226 Group at Secunderabad, moving to Madras in No 225 Group by January 1945 and disbanded post January 1945.

HQ Units

Force 135 (RAF Element)

This was formed on 17 August 1944 at Exeter, initially under No 85 Group but from 23 December under HQ Fighter Command.  It moved to Harrowbeer on 8 January 1945, where it disbanded on 28 June 1945.

Force 686 (RAF Element)

This was formed on 19 November 1943 at Cairo to prove assistance to Turkey, if required but disbanded on 29 February 1944.

RAF Unit (MOS) Aberporth

It was formed on 1 August 1953 at Aberporth and disbanded on 30 June 1958.

RAF Unit (MOS) Bedford

It was formed on 1 March 1957 at Thurleigh under the control of No 61 Group, later being restyled RAF Unit (MoA) Bedford and disbanded on 6 December 1960.

RAF Unit Berlin

It was formed on 5 May 1946 at Chateau Briffant, Schepdael under the control of No 85 Group but its fate is unknown.

RAF Unit Brussels

It was formed on 7 November 1944 at 10 Rue de Congres, Brussels under the control of HQ 2nd TAF.  It was transferred to No 85 Group on 1 December and disbanded on 1 April 1946.

RAF Unit Paris

This was formed from a detachment of Rear HQ, 2nd TAF on 23 October 1944 at the Hotel Monsigny, Rue Montsigny, Paris under the control of HQ 2nd TAF.  By 7 November it had relocated to 62 Faubourg St Honore, Paris, being transferred to No 85 Group on 1 December and then to No 87 Group in 1 April 1945, being disbanded on 31 May 1945.

RAF Unit Prestwick

It was formed on 31 March 1946 at Prestwick under the control of Transport Command when the station was transferred to the Ministry of Aviation but its fate is unknown.

HQ Special Operations Mediterranean (RAF Element)

This was formed on 1 February 1945 at Monopoli under the control of HQ Balkan Air Force.  It moved to Caserta on 1 March, Bari on 6 March, Torre A'Marre on 8 March and finally to Seina on 9 March, where it disbanded on 31 May 1945.

No 1 Static HQ

This was formed in March/April 1944 under the control of No 231 Group at Dhubalia and was redesignated No 1 Static Administrative Unit in April/May 1944.

No 2 Static HQ

This was formed on 1 March 1944 under the control of No 231 Group at Digri and was redesignated No 2 Static Administrative Unit in April/May 1944.

No 3 Static HQ

This was formed in March/April 1944 under the control of No 231 Group at Salbani and was redesignated No 3 Static Administrative Unit in April/May 1944.

No 4 Static HQ

This was formed in March/April 1944 under the control of No 231 Group at Allipore and was redesignated No 4 Static Administrative Unit in April/May 1944.

No 5 Static HQ

This was formed in March/April 1944 under the control of No 231 Group at Baigaichi and was redesignated No 5 Static Administrative Unit in April/May 1944.

No 7 Static HQ

This was formed in March/April 1944 under the control of No 231 Group at Jessore and was redesignated No 7 Static Administrative Unit in April/May 1944.

No 8 Static HQ

This was formed in March/April 1944 under the control of No 224 Group at Agartala and was redesignated No 8 Static Administrative Unit in April/May 1944.

No 9 Static HQ

This was formed in March/April 1944 under the control of No 224 Group at Patharkandi and was redesignated No 9 Static Administrative Unit in April/May 1944.

No 10 Static HQ

This was formed in March/April 1944 under the control of No 221 Group at Kumbhirgram and was redesignated No 10 Static Administrative Unit in April/May 1944.

No 12 Static HQ

This was formed in March/April 1944 under the control of No 221 Group at Palel and was redesignated No 12 Static Administrative Unit in April/May 1944.

No 13 Static HQ

This was formed in March/April 1944 under the control of No 221 Group at Manipur Road and was redesignated No 13 Static Administrative Unit in April/May 1944.

No 14 Static HQ

This was formed in March/April 1944 under the control of No 224 Group at Comilla and was redesignated No 14 Static Administrative Unit in April/May 1944.

No 15 Static HQ

This was formed in March/April 1944 under the control of No 224 Group at Fenny and was redesignated No 15 Static Administrative Unit in April/May 1944.

No 16 Static HQ

This was formed in March/April 1944 under the control of No 224 Group at Chittagong and was redesignated No 16 Static Administrative Unit in April/May 1944.

No 17 Static HQ

This was formed in March/April 1944 under the control of No 224 Group at Dohazari and was redesignated No 17 Static Administrative Unit in April/May 1944.

No 18 Static HQ

This was formed in March/April 1944 under the control of No 224 Group at Cox's Bazaar and was redesignated No 18 Static Administrative Unit in April/May 1944.

No 19 Static HQ

This was formed in March/April 1944 under the control of No 224 Group at Nazir and was redesignated No 19 Static Administrative Unit in April/May 1944.

No 1 Static Administrative Unit

This was formed in April/May 1944 under the control of No 231 Group at Dhubalia and disbanded post January 1945.

No 2 Static Administrative Unit

This was formed 1n April/May 1944 under the control of No 231 Group at Digri, moving to Dalbhumgarh by January 1945 and disbanded on 31 August 1945.

No 3 Static Administrative Unit

This was formed in April/May 1944 under the control of No 231 Group at Salbani and disbanded post January 1945.

No 4 Static Administrative Unit

This was formed in April/May 1944 under the control of 3rd TAF at Allipore and disbanded between June 1944 and January 1945.

No 5 Static Administrative Unit

This was formed on 1 January 1944 under the control of 3rd TAF at Baigaichi and disbanded on 30 September 1944.

No 7 Static Administrative Unit

This was formed in April/May 1944 (1/9/44?) under the control of No 231 Group at Jessore and disbanded on 31 December 1944.

No 8 Static Administrative Unit

This was formed between April/May 1944 under the control of ACSEA at Agartala and disbanded between June 1944 and January 1945.

No 9 Static Administrative Unit

This was formed in April/May 1944 under the control of ACSEA at Patharkandi, moving to Ramu in  and disbanded between June 1944 and January 1945.

No 10 Static Administrative Unit

This was formed on 1 January 1944 under the control of No 221 Group at Kumbhirgram and disbanded on 30 September 1944.

No 11 Static Administrative Unit

This was formed on 1 February 1944 under the control of  at Ghari Village, Tulihul and disbanded on 31 October 1944.

No 12 Static Administrative Unit

This was formed in April/May 1944 under the control of No 221 Group at Palel and disbanded between June 1944 and January 1945.

No 13 Static Administrative Unit

This was formed on 1 March 1944 under the control of No 221 Group at Manipur Road and disbanded on 30 November 1944.

No 14 Static Administrative Unit

This was formed on 1 February 1944 under the control of No 224 Group at Comilla and disbanded on 1 September 1944.

No 15 Static Administrative Unit

This was formed in April/May 1944 under the control of No 224 Group at Fenny and disbanded between June 1944 and January 1945.

No 17 Static Administrative Unit

This was formed on 1 January 1944 under the control of No 224 Group at Dohazari and disbanded on 31 July 1944.

No 18 Static Administrative Unit

This was formed in April/May 1944 under the control of No 224 Group at Cox's Bazaar and disbanded between June 1944 and January 1945.

No 19 Static Administrative Unit

This was formed in April/May 1944 under the control of No 224 Group at Nazir and disbanded between June 1944 and January 1945.

Other Admin units

No 4 Air Formation Postal Unit

This was formed between July 1942 and January 1943 under the control of Middle East Command at Cairo, being transferred to MAAF on 10 December 1943 and disbanded in January/February 1944.

No 9 Air Formation Postal Unit

This was formed between June and December 1944 under the control of MAAF at Naples and disbanded post January 1945.

(RAF Element) 1st Allied Airborne Army

This was formed on 13 September 1944 at Sunninghill Park, Ascot but its fate is unknown.

Base Censorship Office

This was formed between June 1943 and January 1944 under the control of NWAAF at Algiers and disbanded post January 1945.

No 2 RAF Censorship Unit

This was probably formed in December 1944/January 1945 under the control of MACAF at Algiers and disbanded post January 1945.

No 8 RAF Censorship Unit

This was formed between June and December 1944 under the control of AHQ Malta at Malta and disbanded post January 1945.

No 9 RAF Censorship Unit

This was formed between June and December 1944 under the control of AHQ Malta at Naples, moving to Athens under AHQ Greece by January 1945 and disbanded post January 1945.

No 10 RAF Censorship Unit

This was formed between June and December 1944 under the control of MAAF at Rabat Sale and disbanded post January 1945.

RAF Central Band

This was formed in 1920 at Uxbridge, where it remained until the station closed when it moved to RAF Northolt and continues to function to the present day.

RAF Base Comforts Distribution Unit

This was formed in September 1939? under the control of No 2 Base Area, AASF at an unknown location and probably disbanded by January 1940?.

(RAF Element) Berlin Air Command

This was formed under the control of No 85 Group on 17 April 1945 at Chateau Briffant, Schepdael, moving to Bad Eilsen on 28 June.  It was redesignated HQ British Air Command, Berlin on 1 August 1945.

Book Distribution Centre

This was formed between June and December 1944 under the control of No 54 Group at Innsworth and disbanded post January 1945.

Book Production and Distribution Centre

This was formed between June and December 1944 under the control of No 26 Group at Hendon and disbanded post January 1945.

RAF Central Depository

This was formed between July 1942 and January 1943 under the control of No 24 Group at Colnbrook.  It was transferred to No 28 Group on 1 January 1943 and disbanded post 1968.

Central RAF Documents Office

This was formed on 1 February 1946 under the control of MAAF at Algiers and disbanded on 31 March 1946.

Central Map Section

This was formed on 1 January 1942 under the control of India Command at Ambala and disbanded post January 1945.

RAF Depository

This was formed in June/July 1940 under the control of No 24 Group at Colnbrook.  It was transferred to No 27 Group on formation and was redesignated RAF Central Depository between July 1942 and January 1942.

RAF Documents Office

This was formed on 1 May 1944 under the control of MAAF at Algiers and was redesignated Central RAF Documents Office on 31 January 1946.

Joint Arms Control Implementation Group

It was formed on 1 July 1990 at Scampton, moving to Henlow on 31 May 1996 and probably remains in existence.

Naval Liaison Section

It was formed on 12 June 1942 at HQ, No 13 Group, Newcastle upon Tyne but its fate is unknown.

RAF Seletar Support Unit

This was formed in Far East Air Force  on 1 April 1971 at Seletar and disbanded on 1 September 1971.

RAF Support Element Australia

It was formed in June 1970 at RAAF Edinburgh Field but its fate is unknown.

RAF Support Unit (Australia)

It was formed on 31 May 1956 at RAAF Edinburgh Field under the control of Home Command.  It was transferred to Transport Command on 16 February 1959, then to Far East Air Force on 1 July 1967, disbanding on 31 May 1970.

RAF Support Unit Jever

It was formed on 10 January 1964 at Jever and disbanded on 31 March 1968.

RAF Support Unit Weeton

It was formed on 1 October 1965 at Weeton under the control of Fighter Command.  It was transferred to Maintenance Command on 18 March 1968 and disbanded on 31 October 1970.

Unit Returns Centre

This was formed between December 1944 and January 1945 under the control of No 85 Group at an unknown location and disbanded post January 1945.

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