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Personnel Units


This section covers the multitude of units involved in the processing and handling of personnel as they move between operational postings.

Air Crew Allocation Centre

This was formed on 5 June 1943 under the control of Flying Training Command at Eastchurch, moving to Brackla in May 1944 and then to Catterick on 6 February 1945 in No 21 Group.   A final move was made to Bircham Newton on 8 August 1846 where it absorbed most of the Combined Reselection Centre at Eastchurch on 1 September 1946 and disbanded on 21 October 1946.

Air Crew Allocation Unit

This was formed on 21 October 1946 under the control of  at South Cerney, moving to Innsworth in No 28 Group on 1 April 1948.  It was transferred to No 22 Group on 6 March 1950, moving to Alvaston on 15 November 1952 and then to Booker on 28 February 1955.  Its commitment was transferred to the Aircrew Selection Centre at Hornchurch and when it disbanded on 1 July 1958.

Air Crew Camp, Ludlow

This is believed to have been a tented camp used as a holding area for partially trained air crew or for those awaiting a vacancy on the next available course.  Whilst here personnel were kept busy peeling potatoes, fruit picking and other manual tasks around the country.

Air Crew Despatch Centre

This was formed on 21 August 1941 under the control of No 54 Group at Heaton Park.  Its task was to consolidate trainees into drafts for despatch to Canada or South Africa.  On 22 November 1945 it moved to Bridgnorth as a holding unit and then to North Coates on 2 January 1947, where it disbanded on 10 September 1947.

Air Crew Disposal Unit

This was formed on 15 October 1943 under the control of No 54 Group at Chessington, moving to Usworth on 23 June 1944, Keresley Garage, Coventry on 22 September and finally to Theale on 1 October 1945, where it disbanded on 10 December 1945.

Air Crew Disposal Wing

This was formed on 6 October 1941 at Abbots Hotel, Regency Square, Brighton (this was demolished in the 1960s and replaced by a block of flats - see map).  Its task was to provide disciplinary or revisionary training of personnel from the Air Crew Reception Centre, Initial Training Wings, University Air Squadrons and ex-Air Training Corps cadets as well as handling the remustering of aircrew trainees between or out of aircrew  categories. 

It consisted of a number of sub-units: -

Its fate is unknown but was probably absorbed into RAF Brighton.

Aircrew Holding Unit

This was formed from the RAF Student Aircrew Holding Unit on 9 December 1966 under the control of No 29 Group at Topcliffe.  It was disbanded on 26 November 1970.

No 1 Aircrew Holding Unit

This was formed on 14 June 1945 under the control of No 23 Group at Kidlington, with a detachment at Weston-on-the-Green, to handle the disposal of redundant aircrew and disbanded on 1 October 1945.

No 2 Aircrew Holding Unit

This was formed on 14 June 1945 under the control of No 25 Group at Penrhos, with a satellite at Llandwrog.  It transferred to No 54 Group on 1 October 1945 and disbanded on 31 March 1946.

No 3 Aircrew Holding Unit

This was formed on 21 June 1945 under the control of No 54 Group at Pembrey.  It transferred to No 25 Group on 17 June 1946 and disbanded into the Aircrew Allocation Unit on 31 October 1946.

No 4 Aircrew Holding Unit

This was formed on 14 June 1945 under the control of No 5 Group at Cranage.  It transferred to No 25 Group on 17 June 1946 and disbanded on 14 August 1946.

No 5 Aircrew Holding Unit

This was formed on 14 June 1945 under the control of No 54 Group at Calveley and disbanded on 18 September 1946.

No 6 Aircrew Holding Unit

This was formed at RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey on 15 May 1945 under the control of No 12 Group and disbanded on 1 February 1946.

No 7 Aircrew Holding Unit

This was formed on 7 June 1945 under the control of No 7 Group at Blyton and disbanded on 26 January 1946.

No 8 Aircrew Holding Unit

This was formed on 7 June 1945 under the control of No 6 Group at Rufforth and disbanded on 30 September 1945.

No 9 Aircrew Holding Unit

This was formed on 7 June 1945 under the control of No 91 Group at Gamston to process RAAF personnel awaiting repatriation and disbanded on 10 January 1946.

No 10 Aircrew Holding Unit

This was formed on 15 June 1945 under the control of No 7 Group at Burn and disbanded on 21 November 1945.

No 11 Aircrew Holding Unit

This was formed on 7 June 1945 under the control of No 92 Group at Bruntingthorpe.  It was transferred to No 91 Group on 1 July 1945 and disbanded on 21 October 1946.

No 12 Aircrew Holding Unit

This was formed on 15 June 1945 under the control of No 4 Group? at East Moor and disbanded on 6 October 1945.

No 14 Aircrew Holding Unit

This was formed on 14 June 1945 under the control of No 54 Group at Millom and disbanded on 30 November 1945.

No 15 (RAAF) Aircrew Holding Unit

This was formed on 12 June 1945 under the control of No 16 Group at Beccles to process RAAF personnel awaiting repatriation and disbanded on 5 November 1945.

No 16 Aircrew Holding Unit

This was formed on 14 June 1945 under the control of No 12 Group at Cranfield and disbanded on 30 September 1945.

No 17 Aircrew Holding Unit

This was formed on 20 June 1945 under the control of No 4 Group at Snaith.  It operated a detachment at Pocklington until 8 November 1945 when it moved to Full Sutton, where it merged with No 30 ACHU on15 May 1946.  In the meantime No 1 ACHU moved to Bramcote on 27 May 1946 and disbanded on 15 August 1945.

No 18 (RCAF) Aircrew Holding Unit

This was formed on 4 June 1945 under the control of No 16 Group at Bircham Newton to process RCAF personnel awaiting repatriation and disbanded on 10 September 1945.

No 19 Aircrew Holding Unit

This was formed on 14 June 1945 under the control of No 12 Group at Twinwood Farm and disbanded on 10 September 1945.

No 20 Aircrew Holding Unit

This was formed on 18 June 1945 under the control of No 17 Group at Haverfordwest.  It was transferred to No 18 Group on 1 September 1945 and then to No 19 Group on 17 September before moving to Thorney Island in No 16 Group on 15 November 1946 and disbanded on 25 July 1946.

No 21 Aircrew Holding Unit

This was formed on 15 January 1944 under the control of No 54 Group at Filey Camp but closed on 22 February 1944.

It reformed on 1 June 1945 under the control of No 18 Group at Dallachy, moving to Haverfordwest in No 18 Group on 15 August 1945.  It was transferred tro No 19 Group on 17 September before moving to Thorney Island in No 16 Group on 15 November.  Further moves took place on 15 July 1946, to Chivenor, and to Cahlgrove on 1 October, where it disbanded on 1 June 1947.

No 22 Aircrew Holding Unit

This was formed on 15 January 1944 under the control of No 54 Group at Kirkham and closed on 15 December 1944.

It reformed on 1 June 1945 under the control of RAF in Northern Ireland at Limavady, moving to Aldergrove on 18 August and disbanded on 20 February 1946.

No 23 Aircrew Holding Unit

This was formed on 15 January 1944 under the control of No 54 Group at Hednesford and disbanded on 10 April 1944.

It reformed on 12 June 1945 under the control of No 19 Group at St Eval and disbanded on 22 October 1945.

No 24 Aircrew Holding Unit

This unit was formed at Whitley Bay on 8 March 1944 within No 22 Group but disbanded on 22 May 1944.

It reformed under the control of No 16 Group on 1 June 1945 at RAF Langham before moving to Thorney Island on 31 December, where it disbanded on 25 July 1946.

No 25 (RCAF) Aircrew Holding Unit

This was formed on 25 June 1945 under the control of No 28 Group at Aldermaston to process RCAF personnel awaiting repatriation and disbanded on 1 December 1945.

No 26 Aircrew Holding Unit

This was formed on 21 August 1945 under the control of No 54 Group at Market Harborough, with a detachment at Husbands Bosworth and disbanded on 18 September 1946.

No 27 Aircrew Holding Unit

This was formed on 21 September 1945 under the control of No 54 Group at Bircham Newton with a detachment at Docking and disbanded on 21 May 1945.

No 28 Aircrew Holding Unit

This was formed on 20 September 1945 under the control of No 1 Group at Wigsley to process RNZAF personnel awaiting repatriation and disbanded on 10 January 1946.

No 29 Aircrew Holding Unit

This was formed on 15 October 1945 under the control of No 54 Group at Witchford and disbanded on 31 March 1946.

No 30 Aircrew Holding Unit

This was formed from a detachment of No 17 ACHU on 15 April 1946 under the control of No 4 Group at Full Sutton and disbanded on 31 December 1946.

No 1 Aircrew Pool

This was formed on 5 November 1943 at Fort de L'Eau and disbanded in August 1944.

Air Crew Reception Centre

The Air Crew Reception Centre was formed in June 1941 in St Johns Wood, London.  It was initially tasked with giving new recruits some basic induction training prior to allocation to an Initial Training Wing.  It was also tasked with the process of re-selection of aircrew categories for those personnel who had failed their training at some stage, such as pilots, who would then be selected for an alternative role.  This task was supposed to have been transferred to the Air Crew Disposal Wing at Brighton from October 1941, but from some service records, it would appear that it was still carrying out this function in March 1942, which was taken over by the Air Crew Allocation Centre at Eastchurch on 5 June 1943.   The ACRC was redesigned No 3 ACRC sometime in 1943.

No 1 (Middle East) Air Crew Reception Centre

This was formed on 17 November 1942 at Kasfareet and handled the processing of newly arrived aircrew in the Middle East.  It disbanded in November 1943.

No 2 Air Crew Reception Centre

This was formed in October 1943 at Rabat Sale and was disbanded in September 1945.

No 3 Air Crew Reception Centre

This was formed from the Air Crew Reception Centre in 1942 or 1943 at Regents Park, London, being reorganised into Nos 30, 31, 32, 33 and 34 Reception and Reclassification Wings on 1 April 1944.  It was disbanded on in August 1944.

No 4 (French) Air Crew Reception Centre

This was formed on 25 October 1943 at Filey Town and disbanded in December 1944.

No 5 (Middle East) Air Crew Reception Centre

This was formed on 5 December 1943 at Heliopolis and disbanded in April 1945.

No 6 Air Crew Reception Centre

This was formed on 1 April 1944 at Scarborough, being composed of Nos 35 and 36 Reception and Reclassification Wings and disbanded in December 1944.

Air Crew Reselection Board

This was formed on 5 June 1943 at Eastchurch but its fate is unknown.

Air Crew Reselection Board (Middle East)

This was formed on 31 January 1944 at Almaza but its fate is unknown.

Air Crew Rest Camp

This was formed on 1 May 1943 under the control of NWAAF at Sorcouf and was redesignated No 3 RAF Rest Camp between June 1943 and January 1944.

Aircrew Selection Centre

This was formed at RAF Hornchurch on 1 April 1952 by renaming the Combined Selection Centre already located there.  On 9 April 1962 it moved to RAF Biggin Hill, where it combined with Ground Officers Selection Centre to form the Officers and Aircrew Selection Centre at the same time.

Aircrew Transit Camp

This was formed on 29 November 1943 at Karachi and disbanded in March 1944.

Aircrew Transit Pool

This was formed from the Surplus Aircrew Centre on 15 June 1943 at Poona and was redesignated No 3 Refresher Flying Unit on 9 February 1944.

Aircrew Transit Unit

This was formed on 15 October 1947 under the control of No 23 Group at South Cerney to take over the tasks of the ACDC and No 1 ITS.  It moved to Kirton-in-Lindsey  in No 21 Group on 23 March 1948 and the back to No23 Group at Digby on 18 September 1949.  On 8 December 1949 it moved to Driffield, where the National Service element became No 2 Aircrew Grading School on 15 August 1951.  It made another move on 3 January 1952, to Cranwell, before finally moving to Digby, where it was absorbed into No 1 Initial Training School on 23 October 1953.

Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed from Nos 3, 6, 11, 13 and 16 ACSBs at Hornchurch.  It moved to North Weald on 19 April 1947, where it merged with Air Crew Classification Centre from Bridgnorth to form the Combined Selection Centre on 2 June 1947.

No 1 Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed on 4 September 1939 at Uxbridge, moving to the Cabot Hotel, Weston-super-Mare on 4 May 1941.  It then moved to the CWS Building, Printing Office Street, Doncaster on 1 December 1942, where it disbanded, on 16 June 1945.

No 2 Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed on 4 September 1939 at Uxbridge, moving to Old Clarendon Laboratories, Parks Road, Oxford on 3 February 1941.  It then moved to the CWS Building, Printing Office Street, Doncaster on 19 June 1943, where it disbanded, on 16 June 1945.

No 3 Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed on 4 September 1939 at Uxbridge, moving to the Cabot Hotel, Weston-super-Mare on 21 April 1941 and then to Padgate on 2 February 1942.  It then moved to Euston House, Eversholt Street, London NW1 and disbanded into the new ACSB at Hornchurch on 2 April 1946.

No 4 Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed on 3 September 1939 at Cardington, moving to the CWS Building, Printing Office Street, Doncaster on 28 August 1944 and disbanded on 16 June 1945.

No 5 Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed on 3 September 1939 at Padgate, moving to the CWS Building, Printing Office Street, Doncaster on 28 August 1944 and disbanded on 16 June 1945.

No 6 Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed on 3 September 1939 at Padgate, moving to the CWS Building, Printing Office Street, Doncaster on 28 August 1944 and to Euston House, Eversholt Street, London NW1 on 29 January 1954, where it disbanded into the new ACSB at Hornchurch on 2 April 1946.

No 7 Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed on 3 September 1939 at Cardington, moving to Viceroy Close, Bristol Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham on 28 August 1944 and disbanded on 29 January 1945.

No 8 Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed on 3 September 1939 at Uxbridge, moving to the Cabot Hotel, Weston-super-Mare on 4 May 1941.  It then moved to the CWS Building, Printing Office Street, Doncaster on 1 December 1942 and disbanded on 1 November 1944.

No 9 Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed on 8 July 1940 at Cardington and disbanded on 18 March 1944.

No 10 Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed on 8 July 1940 at Padgate and disbanded on 28 August 1944.

No 11 Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed on 22 July 1940 at Euston House, Eversholt Street, London NW1 and disbanded into the new ACSB at Hornchurch on 2 April 1946.

No 12 Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed on 22 July 1940 at Euston House, Eversholt Street, London NW1, moving to Old Clarendon Laboratories, Parks Road, Oxford on 27 October 1940.  It then moved to the Kewstoke, Cwrt-y-Vil Road, Penarth on 19 June 1943 and disbanded on 1 September 1944.

No 13 Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed on 22 July 1940 at Euston House, Eversholt Street, London NW1.  It moved to the Air Ministry as No 13 Re-interview Board on 11 January 1943 and disbanded on 2 April 1946.

No 14 Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed on 22 July 1940 at Euston House, Eversholt Street, London NW1 and disbanded on 1 November 1944.

No 15 Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed on 22 July 1940 at Euston House, Eversholt Street, London NW1, moving to Old Clarendon Laboratories, Parks Road, Oxford on 27 October 1940.  It returned to Euston House on 5 January 1942 and disbanded on 8 March 1944.

No 16 Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed on 19 August 1940 at Savings Bank Building, Hanover Street, Edinburgh, before moving to a different location in the city on 8 November.  It moved to Euston House, Eversholt Street, London NW1 and disbanded into the new ACSB at Hornchurch on 2 April 1946.

No 17 Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed on 19 August 1940 at Lansdowne Hotel, North Promenade, Blackpool before moving to the Norfolk Hotel, also on the North Promenade on 20 September and to Deacons Bank Buildings in Talbot Square, Blackpool on 2 October.  It moved to Doncaster on 1 December 1942 and disbanded on 1 November 1944.

No 18 Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed on 19 August 1940 at Lansdowne Hotel, North Promenade, Blackpool before moving to the Norfolk Hotel, also on the North Promenade on 20 September and to Deacons Bank Buildings in Talbot Square, Blackpool on 2 October.  It moved to Doncaster on 1 December 1943 and disbanded on 28 August 1944.

No 19 Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed on 15 August 1940 at Cardington and disbanded on 18 March 1944.

No 20 Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed on 15 August 1940 at Cardington and disbanded on 18 March 1944.

No 21 Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed on 3 February 1941 at Old Clarendon Laboratories, Parks Road, Oxford, before moving to Birmingham on 19 June 1943 and disbanded on 18 April 1944.

No 22 Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed on 3 February 1941 at Old Clarendon Laboratories, Parks Road, Oxford, before moving to Euston House, Eversholt Street, London NW1 on 18 January 1943 and disbanded on 1 November 1944.

No 23 Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed on 15 August 1940 at Euston House, Eversholt Street, London NW1 and disbanded on 28 August 1944.

No 24 Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed on 27 January 1941 at George Street, Edinburgh and disbanded on 28 August 1944.

No 25 Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed on 27 January 1941 at George Street, Edinburgh and disbanded on 1 November 1944.

No 26 Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed on 2 June 1941 at Birmingham and disbanded on 28 August 1944.

No 27 Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed on 2 June 1941 at Viceroy Close, Bristol Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham and disbanded on 29 January 1945.

No 28 Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed on 2 June 1941 at Viceroy Close, Bristol Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham and disbanded on 29 January 1945.

No 29 Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed on 30 June 1941 at Kewstoke, Cwrt-y-Vil Road, Penarth and disbanded on 25 September 1944.

No 30 Aviation Candidates Selection Board

This was formed on 30 June 1941 at Padgate and disbanded on 28 August 1944.

No 1 Base Personnel Depot

This was formed at Fort de L’Eau in Algeria but moved to Portici near Naples on 21 January 1944.  It was redesignated No 55 Personnel Transit Centre on 16 November 1944.  As well as dealing with personnel arriving and leaving the Italian theatre, it also was where missing personnel were posted until their fate was confirmed.

No 2 Base Personnel Depot

This was formed in October 1943 at Tunis, moving to La Marsa in January 1944 before returning to Tunis on 22 January, where it disbanded on 24 January 1944.

No 3 Base Personnel Depot

This was formed on 5 November 1943 at Fort de L’Eau but moved to Portici near Naples on 21 Jan 1944.  It was redesignated No 56 Personnel Transit Centre on 16 November 1944.  It was probably a holding centre for personnel between postings and where they could undertake some Rest and Recuperation.

No 196 Base Personnel Depot

This was formed 29 November 1943 at Worli and had become BRD Worli by July 1946.

Bomber Command Aircrew Holding Unit

This was formed on 9 December 1957 under the control of No 3 Group at Coningsby.  It was transferred to No 1 Group on 1 January 1958 and disbanded on 1 April 1959.

Cadet Distribution Depot

This was formed on 13 March 1918 at Hampstead, London and disbanded on in November 1919.

No 8 Canadian Personnel Depot

This was formed on 1 February 1946 at Topcliffe but its fate is unknown.

Combined Recruiting Centre, Euston

This was located in the Drill Hall, Dukes Road, Euston Road, WC1.  It would be the local point for those volunteering or being called up to report for initial processing.  Here they would complete all the necessary forms and paperwork and be attested (sworn in), following which they would usually be allocated to the Reserve.

Combined Selection Centre

This was formed at RAF North Weald on 2 June 1947 by amalgamating the Air Crew Selection Board at Hornchurch with the Air Crew Classification Centre from Bridgenorth.  It moved to Hornchurch on 25 October 1948, where it was redesignated the Aircrew Selection Centre on 1 April 1952.

RAF Czechoslovak Depot

This was formed in July/August 1940 under the control of No 20 Group at Cosford and disbanded in July/August 1940.

Fleet Air Arm Reserve Pilots Pool

This was formed on 25 October 1935 at Aboukir, moving to Amriya on 30 November, it disbanded on 20 July 1936.

Foreign Aircrew Reception Centre

This was formed on 19 November 1945 at Abbey Lodge, London and disbanded on 1 February 1946.

French Air Force Depot

This was formed on 25 October 1943 under the control of No 54 Group at Filey Town, moving to Stormy Down on 27 November 1944, where it disbanded on 21 April 1946.

Ground Officers Selection Centre

This was formed on 1 October 1955 at Uxbridge and remained until it moved to Biggin Hill, where it amalgamated with the Air Crew Selection Centre to form the Officers and Aircrew Selection Centre on 6 April 1959.

No 3 (Polish) Holding Unit

This was formed on 1 November 1945 under the control of Flying Training Command at Newton, being transferred to Technical Training Commandon 30 September 1946 but its fate is unknown.

No 4 (Polish) Holding Unit

This was formed on 14 November 1945 at Cammeringham but its fate is unknown.

No 5 Holding Unit (Overseas)

This was possibly formed at Cosford but the date is unknown and it disbanded on 30 September 1946.

Kenya Pool

This was formed on 4 September 1941 at Gilgil and was redesignated Pilot and Aircrew Pool on 1 December 1941.

No 2 Leave and Rest Camp

This was formed in December 1944/January 1945 under the control of MACAF at Sorrento and disbanded on 30 September 1946.

No 3 Leave and Rest Camp

This was formed on 1 May 1944 under the control of  at Hamman Plage.  It was transferred to MAAF on 10 December 1943, to HQ Mediterranean and Middle East in February/March 1944, later moving to San Spirito and disbanded on 31 October 1945.

No 4 Leave and Rest Camp

This was formed in March/April 1944 under the control of  at Hamman Plage.  It was transferred to MAAF on 10 December 1943, to HQ Mediterranean and Middle East in February/March 1944, later moving to San Spirito and disbanded on 31 July 1944.

No 11 Leave and Rest Camp

This was formed in December 1944/January 1945 under the control of No 205 Group at Rodi/SanMoniao and disbanded on 30 April 1945.

No 12 Leave and Rest Camp

This was formed on an unknown date under the control of AHQ Iraq & Persia at Teheran and disbanded on 31 October 1944.

No 13 Leave and Rest Camp

This was formed on an unknown date under the control of No 225 Group at Juhu and disbanded in February 1945.

No 14 Leave and Rest Camp

This was formed in December 1944/January 1945 under the control of No 225 Group at Juhu and disbanded post January 1945.

No 15 Rest and Leave Camp

This was formed on 1 December 1944 under the control of MACAF at Sorrento and disbanded on 30 September 1945.

No 16 Rest and Leave Camp

This was formed between June and December 1944 under the control of No 218 Group at the La Corniche hostel, Temara, Morocco and disbanded post January 1945.

No 17 Rest and Leave Camp

This was formed between June and December 1944 under the control of AHQ Malta at Taormina, later moving to mount Etna and disbanded on 31 October 1946.

No 20 Leave and Rest Camp

This was formed in December 1944/January 1945 under the control of MACAF at Santa Maria and disbanded on 31 July 1945.

No 22 Leave and Rest Camp

This was formed on 1 June 1944 under the control of AHQ Levant at Troodos, Cyprus and disbanded on 31 October 1944.

No 23 Leave and Rest Camp

This was formed in June 1943 under the control of AHQ Levant at Ser Amadia, Iraq and disbanded in October 1944.

It reformed in May 1950 under the control of AHQ Levant at Ser Amadia, Iraq and disbanded in September 1950.

No 1 (Middle East) Pilot & Aircrew Pool

This was formed from the Pilots and Aircrew Pool, Kenya on 6 July 1942 under the control of No 207 Group at Gordon's Tree.  It was redesignated No 1 (Middle East) Advanced Crew Training Unit on 29 October 1942.

No 2 (Middle East) Pilot & Aircrew Pool

This was formed on 6 July 1942 at Gordon's Tree to hold personnel awaiting a place on an OTU course or a posting to an operational unit.  It was disbanded on 25 September 1942.

Middle East Pool

This was formed on 4 December 1940 as a  under the control of  at Ismailia, moving to Aboukir by March 1941 and then Kasfareet by May, where it disbanded on 1 September 1941.

Middle East Reserve Unit

This was formed to replace Middle East Pool on 1 September 1941 at Kasfareet and disbanded on 2 January 1942.

No 1 Middle East Rest Centre

This was formed on 1 January 1943 at Apollonia and was redesignated No 13 Leave and Rest Camp on an unknown date.

No 1 Section, Missing Research and Enquiry Service

This was formed at the Air Ministry in December 1944, being sent to Paris and was absorbed into No 1 MREU in July 1945.

No 2 Section, Missing Research and Enquiry Service

This was formed in Brussels, Belgium in May 1945 and was absorbed into No 2 MREU in July 1945.

No 3 (Mobile) Section, Missing Research and Enquiry Service

This was formed in June 1945 to sweep area of France and was absorbed into No 1 MREU in July 1945.

No 4 (Mobile) Section, Missing Research and Enquiry Service

This was formed in June 1945 to sweep area of France and was absorbed into No 1 MREU in July 1945.

No 5 Section, Missing Research and Enquiry Service

This was formed in July 1945 at the Hague in Holland and was absorbed into No 2 MREU in July 1945.

No 6 Section, Missing Research and Enquiry Service

This was formed at Oslo, Norway in July 1945 and was absorbed into No 3 MREU in July 1945.

No 7 Section, Missing Research and Enquiry Service

This was formed at Esbjerg, Denmark in August 1945 and was absorbed into No 3 MREU in July 1945.

No 8 Section, Missing Research and Enquiry Service

This was formed at Bunde, Germany in August 1945 and was absorbed into No 4 MREU in July 1945.

No 1 Missing Research and Enquiry Unit

This was formed in August 1945 with its HQ at Le Mans to search France and Luxembourg for (the bodies of) missing RAF personnel from No 1, 3 and 4 Sections MRES.  All sections had been deployed by 15 December and when the coastal area was completed the HQ moved to Chantilly in August 1946, where it disbanded on 31 July 1947, although a detachment was left in Paris.

No 2 Missing Research and Enquiry Unit

This was formed in August 1945 with its HQ at Brussels to search Belgium, Holland, Czechoslovakia and the French Zone of Germany for (the bodies of) missing RAF personnel from No 2 and 5 Sections MRES.  Belgium had been completed by September 1946 but the work in Holland was being delayed by bad weather, at the same time the HQ moved to Schloss Schaumberg at Diez in Germany.  Bad weather continued to hamper operations through the winter of 1946/47 so it was 14 October 19447 before it disbanded.

No 3 Missing Research and Enquiry Unit

This was formed in August 1945 with its HQ HQ at Esbjerg to search Norway, Denmark and the US Zone of Germany for (the bodies of) missing RAF personnel from No 6 and 7 Sections MRES.  Work initially begin in Norway and was January 1946 before it began work in Denmark.  Norway was completed in September 1946 with Denmark following in December, after which the HQ moved to Karlsruhe in the US Zone, where it disbanded on 29 February 1948.

No 4 Missing Research and Enquiry Unit

This was formed in August 1945 with its HQ at Hamburg to search the British and  Russian Zones of Germany and Poland for (the bodies of) missing RAF personnel from No 8 Section MRES.  Work began in the British Zone but it was October 1946 before a section was permitted to move into the Russian Sector, with its HQ in Berlin.  Poland began to be swept in April 1948 with this section completing its task in December.  No 4 MREU disbanded on 30 September 1949.

No 5 Missing Research and Enquiry Unit

This was formed on 27 July 1945 as Mediterranean/Middle East MREU but was redesignated No 5 MREU on 1 July 1946.  Its HQ had originally been located at Treviso in Italy  but relocated to Klagenfurt in Austria on 1 July 1947, where it disbanded on 10 August 1948.

Officer and Aircrew Selection Centre

This was formed by amalgamating the Aircrew Selection Centre ay Hornchurch with the Ground Officers Selection Centre on 9 April 1962 at Biggin Hill.  It moved to Cranwell  in September 1992 and remains in existence.

No 1 Overseas Release Centre

This was formed on 1 May 1945 under the control of MACAF at No 56 PTC, Portici, moving to Milan on 25 July 1945, where it was redesignated No 1 Release Embarkation Release Centre in March 1946.

No 2 Overseas Release Centre

This was formed on 22 May 1945 under the control of No 218 Group at No 55 PTC, Fort de L'Eau, where it was redesignated No 2 Release Embarkation Release Centre in March 1946.

No 109 Personnel Centre (Refresher)

This was located at RAF Wittering and was under the control of No 21 Group. Formation and disbandment dates have not yet been located but were probably similar to those of No 106 PRD as shown above.  Its role was probably to revitalise the skills of aircrew who had spent years in captivity.

No 115 Personnel Centre

Also part of No 24 (Training) Group this was located at Sunninghill and was a Resettlement Centre where airmen were prepared for their return to ‘civvy street’ in the form of training.

No 31 Personnel Depot

This was formed as No 31 Personnel Despatch Centre at Moncton in New Brunswick, Canada on 20 October 1941, being renamed on 1 July 1942.  It received drafts of trainee aircrew from the UK and other countries, and allocated them to their new training schools throughout Canada.

Personnel Despatch Centre

This had formed before August 1940 at Uxbridge, but the staff were transferred to No 5 Recruit Centre at West Kirby, where it continued to fulfil the same role until being redesignated No 1 PDC on 1 September 1940.

No 1 Personnel Despatch Centre

This was formed on 1 September 1940 by redesignating the PDC at West Kirby, Liverpool and moving it to RAF Uxbridge within No 20 Group, but it was replaced by No 3 Personnel Reception Centre on 28 February 1941. It reformed at West Kirby from No 5 Recruit Centre on 17 September 1941 and was responsible for the reception and despatch of personnel to and from service overseas, presumably via the Port of Liverpool.  It was transferred to No 28 Group on 1 February 1943 and disbanded on 15 September 1946.

No 2 Personnel Despatch Centre

Although originally planned to be formed at Wilmslow in Cheshire on 13 November 1940, there is no evidence that it ever actually formed.  It did eventually form, at Wilmslow, on 17 September 1941 from the remnants of No 6 Reception Centre.  Initially controlled by No 20 Group, it was transferred to No 28 Group of Technical Training Command on 1 February 1943.  Three weeks later on 25 February it moved to Morecombe in Lancashire and on 1 May 1944 it lost its RNZAF section to No 12 (RNZAF) Personnel Despatch and Reception Centre at Padgate.  Its final move took place on 5 January 1946 when it relocated to Heaton Park, where it disbanded on 4 June 1946.

No 4 Personnel Despatch Centre

This could have formed in No 20 Group at Blackpool but its fate is unknown.

No 5 Personnel Despatch Centre

This was formed at Padgate on 12 September 1941 as No 5 Personnel Despatch Centre, it moved to Lytham St Annes near Blackpool in December and processed personnel who were being sent overseas.  It later moved to Heaton Park (date unknown), Burtonwood in March 1946, Hednesford in September 1948 and finally Innsworth on 23 January 1954.  It was retitled No 5 Personnel Despatch Unit on 1 October 1954 and remained at Innsworth until disbanding on 1 June 1963

No 9 Personnel Despatch Centre

This was formed at Titchfield on 17 July 1944, it moved to Uxbridge between 20-25 September 1944 and then again on 17 February 1945 to Abbey Lodge in Regents Park.  On 22 October 1945, it moved to North Weald, where it was joined by No 2 Wing from Hunsdon on 31 December 1946. Its role would have been to process personnel arriving and leaving the UK as well as possibly acting as a holding establishment for personnel in transit between home and overseas postings.

No 18 Personnel Despatch Centre

This was formed on 12 June 1944 at 77 Hallam Street, London W1 and was disbanded about on 8 February 1945.

No 31 Personnel Despatch Centre

This was formed on 20 October 1941 at Moncton and was redesignated No 31 Personnel Depot on 1 July 1942.

No 33 Personnel Despatch Centre

This was formed on 15 June 1945 at RAF Hornchurch within No 28 Group but was absorbed into No 9 PC at North Weald on 31 January 1947.  Like other PDCs it handled the movement of personnel to and from overseas posting.

No 100 Personnel Dispersal Centre

This was formed at RAF Uxbridge in Middlesex on 1 September 1944, although it did not become active until 15 May 1945.  This unit was responsible for processing the demobilisation of RAF officers, airmen aircrew and ground airmen and returning them to ‘Civvy’ street.  It disbanded into No 101 PDC on 30 June 1950.

No 101 Personnel Dispersal Centre

This was formed on 15 May 1945 at Kirkham in Lancashire for the demobilisation of ground airmen, but as the other Personnel Dispersal Centres closed it took over their duties as well and eventually handled the demobilisation of all personnel regardless of trade, sex, status or theatre of origin.  On 1 June 1946 it moved to Warton, where it absorbed the Personnel Holding Unit stationed there on 17 September 1946 and finally disbanded on 30 June 1950.

No 102 Personnel Dispersal Centre

Formed on 15 May 1945 at RAF Cardington this was a demobilisation centre, where servicemen would be returned to ‘civvy street’.  No 102 specialised in the demobilisation of ground tradesmen.  The unit disbanded on 7 August 1946.

No 103 Personnel Dispersal Centre

This was formed on 15 May 1945 at Cardington to deal with ground tradesmen and was disbanded on 7 August 1946.

No 104 Personnel Dispersal Centre

Formed on 15 May 1945 as part of No 29 (Training) at Hednesford to deal with all airmen returning from overseas, this unit provided the last step prior to an airman’s demobilisation.  This would consist of retrieval of service equipment, issue of civilian clothing and the appropriate paperwork such as ration books etc.  It disbanded on 30 September 1946 and its role transferred to No 101 PDC.

No 105 Personnel Dispersal Centre

This unit was formed at RAF Wythall on 15 May 1945 to handle the demobilisation of all WAAFs except those based in Northern Ireland.  This would consist of retrieval of service equipment, issue of civilian clothing and the appropriate paperwork such as ration books etc.  It disbanded on 30 November 1946.

No 106 Personnel Dispersal Centre

Formed on 7 March 1945 within No 24 (Training) Group, this unit was based at RAF Cosford and was tasked with processing returning prisoners of war by debriefing them on their captivity and preparing them for return to active service, if appropriate.  It disbanded on 23 August 1948.

No 107 Personnel Dispersal Centre

This was formed in October 1944 at 6 Hall Road, London NW8 and disbanded on 19 April 1945.

RCAF Personnel Dispersal Centre

This was formed on 15 September 1942 under the control of No 20 Group at Warrington (What had been No 9 Balloon Centre) but its fate is unknown.

RAAF Holding Section

This was formed on 15 March 1946 under the control of No 28 Group at Hornchurch and probably disbanded in 1946.

Personnel Holding Unit

This was formed on 15 July 1946 at Ambala but its fate is unknown.

Personnel Holding Unit

This was formed on 17 January 1944 at Morecombe, but was redesignated No 1 PHU on 26 July of that year and remained in Lancashire until 1 January 1945, when it moved to RAF Innsworth in Gloucester.  It probably reverted to the title Personnel Holding Unit in September 1946 and remained in existence until disbanding on 1 September 1960.  The unit acted as a discharge centre for personnel leaving the service.

Personnel Holding Unit

This was formed around 17 April 1946 at Warton but disbanded into No 101 PDC on 17 September 1946.

No 1 Personnel Holding Unit

This was formed by renaming the Personnel Holding Unit at Morecombe on 27 July 1944.  It moved to RAF Innsworth on 1 January 1945 and disbanded on 1 September 1960.  It was used for a similar purpose to the RAF Depot prior to WW2 as a means of administering personnel in transit, hospitalised or attached to non-RAF units and hence not on an official unit establishment.

No 2 Personnel Holding Unit

This was formed on 26 July 1944 at Old Sarum to take on the functions of No 85 Group's Base Personnel Depot following the latter's move to the continent and disbanded on 18 November 1944.

No 2 Personnel Holding Unit

It reformed around 19 October 1945 at Latimer, Amersham and disbanded on 7 July 1945.

2nd TAF/BAFO Personnel Holding Unit

This was formed on 1 June 1945 at Stapleford Tawney and disbanded on 21 April 1946.

No 9 Personnel Holding Unit (WAAF)

This was formed on 20 June 1946 under the control of No 28 Group at Wythall, having moved to Halton by the tome it moved to Uxbridge on 30 November.  It returned to Halton on 29 September 1947, transferring to No 24 Group on 6 March 1950 and disbanded on 1 June 1950.

No 11 Personnel Holding Unit (WAAF)

This was formed in December 1946 at Wilmslow and disbanded on 6 September 1948.

No 3 Personnel Reception Centre

This was formed at Uxbridge on 28 February 1941, moving to Charborough Hall, Southcliffe Road, Bournemouth on 25 June 1941 as the entry point for personnel returning to Britain following their training overseas.  It was transferred from Technical Training Command to No 54 Group on 8 September, being redesignated RCAF PDC on 1 October 1942.  On 25 May 1943, it was redesignated No 3 (RCAF) PRC, moving to Innsworth onon 1 May 1944 and then back to Bournemouth  on 25 August, finally disbanding on 21 February 1946.

No 7 Personnel Reception Centre

Set up in Harrogate, Yorkshire, on 23 March 1942 it was controlled by No 54 Group using the Majestic, Queen, Adelphi, Cecil and Spa Hotels.   It was tasked with processing RAF personnel who were returning to the UK from training overseas.  It closed on 5 July 1945 but re-opened at Market Harborough on 15 November 1945, making use of facilities at RAF Husbands Bosworth until 1 May 1946, finally disbanding on 21 October 1946.

No 11 (RAAF) Personnel Reception Centre

This was formed as the RAAF Personnel Reception Centre on 1 October 1942 at Bournemouth.  It became the Personnel Despatch and Reception Centre on 10 December and then No 11 (RAAF) PDC on 30 December, moving to Brighton on 31 May 1943.  A move to Padgate followed on 23 May 1944, then back to Brighton on 28 August  before finally moving to Charmy Down on 21 January 1946, where it disbanded on 31 March 1946.

No 12 (RNZAF) Personnel Reception Centre

This was formed as the RNZAF Personnel Reception Centre on 1 October 1942 at Bournemouth.  It became No 12 (RNZAF) PDC on moving to Brighton on 31 May 1943.  A move to Padgate followed on 23 May 1944, as No 12 (RNZAF) Personnel Despatch and Reception Centre, then back to Brighton on 28 August  before moving to Moreton Valance on 21 January 1946 and finally to North Weald on 11 December 1946 where it disbanded on 31 March 1947.

No 29 Personnel Reception Centre

This was formed 1 March 1942 at Drigh Road, Karachi to deal with refugees fron Singapore and the East indies and disbanded on 1 August 1945.

No 30 Personnel Reception Centre

This was formed 24 March 1942 at Ambala to deal with refugees fron Burma and disbanded on 25 September 1942.

No 32 Personnel Reception Centre

This was formed 10 September 1942 at Fyzabad and disbanded on 22 February 1943.

No 32 Personnel Reception Centre

It reformed from No 4 (French) ACRC on 30 July 1945 as No 32 (French) PRC at Stormy Down and disbanded on 19 February 1946.

No 33 Personnel Reception Centre

This was formed 10 September 1942 at Bareilly and disbanded on 22 February 1943.

No 34 Personnel Reception Centre

This was formed 10 September 1942 at Quetta and disbanded in March 1943.

No 106 Personnel Reception Centre (POW)

This was formed on 7 March 1945 under the control of No 24 Group at Cosford and disbanded on 23 August 1948.

No 1 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed on 23 August 1939 at Uxbridge and disbanded on 6 September 1939.

No 3 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed on 23 August 1939 at West Drayton and wass redesignated  the WAAF Depot on 30 October 1939.

No 4 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed on 24 August 1939 at Sealand but its fate is unknown.

It reformed in No 20 Group on 11 July 1941 at The School for the Blind, Hardman Street, Liverpool.  On 1 February 1943 it was was transferred to No 28 Group and disbanded on 16 February 1946.

No 5 Personnel Transit Centre/Unit

This was formed on 15 September 1941 at Padgate, moving to Burtonwood on 15 December 1942, Hednesford on 1 September 1948, Lytham St Annes on 21 August 1951 before finally moving to Innsworth on 23 January 1954.  It was redesignated No 5 PDU on 1 October 1954 and disbanded on 1 June 1963.

No 6 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed on 14 September 1942 within No 27 Group, Technical Training Command at the Endsleigh Hotel, Endsleigh Gardens, London.  From 21 August 1943 it acted as the Transit Section for the Air Ministry Unit and eventually disbanded 21 August 1947 when it adopted the latter name, now located at Viceroy Court, Prince Albert Road, London.

No 7 Personnel Transit Camp

Originally known as No 7 Transit Camp, this unit was located at Cox's Bazaar, having been formed on 28 November 1943 as an un-numbered unit.  It moved to Ramu on15 March 1945, then to Chittagong on 23 May.  From July it was referred to as No 7 PTC and on 25 September 1945 it moved to Calcutta, where it disbanded on 30 November. 

No 8 Personnel Transit Camp

Originally known as No 8 Transit Camp, this unit was located in Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), having been formed on 28 November 1943 as an un-numbered unit.  From July 1945 it was referred to as No 8 PTC and by February 1946 had relocated to Ratmalana.  A further move followed to Negombo in September 1946, where it disbanded on 3 October. 

No 9 Personnel Transit Centre

This was due to form in Glasgow but its designation was changed No 10 PTC to avoid with an Army unit in the area.

No 10 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed on 15 September 1942 under the control of No 20 Group at Bellgrove Hotel, 609 Gallowgate, Glasgow.  It was transferred to No 28 Group on 1 February 1943 and disbanded on 11 May 1946.

No 13 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed around 12 September 1943 under the control of No 83 Group at Gatwick, moving to Hornden on 16 April 1944.  It moved to France shortly after the D-Day landings and by 1 October was located at No 2A Trerenburg Straat, Eindhoven.  On 12 April 1945 it moved to the Rheine area, then to Topingen on 16 May before arriving at Jagel on 10 May, where it disbanded on 28 December 1945.

No 14 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed on 11 February 1944 under the control of No 84 Group at Sawbridgeworth, moving to Finmere on 13 March 1944, Sennicotts on 6 April, Molecomb on 23 May, Waterbeach on 15 July and the following day to Old Sarum in preparation for its transit to the continent.  It arrived in France on 19 July at Amblie and wa ssoon on the move again, to Brionne on 5 September, Cremont on the 8th,  B59 Ypres on the 18th, then to B70 Deurne on 9 October.  The same month it moved to Fort 2, Antwerp, B77 Gilze-Rijen on 28 December, Breda on 31 December then back to Fort 2 on New Year's Day 1945.  On 22 January it moved to an ex concentration camp at Hulton, then to Hees near Nijmegan on 19 April, the Nave Hotel, Lingen on 22 April, Nordhorn on 25 April, Lechtingen on 31 May 1945.  It final move was on 23 July to The Kindergarten, Burgdorf near Hanover, where it disbanded on 30 April 1946.

No 15 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed on 23 August 1939 at Tern Hill but its fate is unknown.

It reformed on 25 August 1943 under the control of No 17 Group at North West Castle, Stranraer.  It was transferred to No 29 Group on 15 February 1944 and disbanded on 28 January 1946.

No 16 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed on 1 March 1944 at Krton-in-Lindsey, moving vto West Kirby on 28 April, Cirencester on 17 May before being transferred to No 85 Group on moving to Nyetimber, Bognor Regis the following day, where it was redesignated Base Personnel Centre on 5 July 1944.

No 17 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed on 20 January 1944 at Mongewell Park, Wallingford, moving to Crowmarsh on 6 April.  It arrived at Old Sarum on 14 October in preparation for its move to continent, arrving at 135 Rue de Faubourg de Roubaix, Lille on 23 October.  Its final move was to Caserne de Cavalerie, Bde General Jacques, Brussels on 9 Septtember1945, where it disbanded on 31 December 1945.

No 18 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed on 25 May 1945 under the control of No 85 Group at Rosaapipching School, The Promenade, Blankenburghe and disbanded on 15 April 1946.

No 19 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed on 12 February 1945 at Weeton and disbanded on 23 August 1945.

It reformed on 15 April 1947 at Hethal to handle officers' families returning from overseas and disbanded on 30 April 1948.

No 20 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed on 20 April 1945 at Warrington to handle te transfer of 17,200 RAF personnel to the Royal Navy and disbanded on 22 October 1945.

It reformed on 15 April 1947 at Cranage to handle airmens famlies returning from overseas and disbanded on 15 December 1954.

No 21 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed from the Midle East Pool on 1 July 1942 under the control of  at Kasfareet and disbanded on 1 April 1947.

It reformed on 1 September 1947 at Warton to handle officers' families and was redesignated Transit Families Unit on 1 October 1954.

No 22 Personnel Transit Centre

This was originally formed by renaming the Transit Camp at Almaza in Egypt on 1 July 1942.  It was responsible for accommodating personnel in transit between the Middle East and other theatres or in transit between units within the Middle East and disbanded on 15 March 1947. It was reformed on 17 November 1947 at Croft near Warrington and disbanded on 15 December 1954.

No 23 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed from the Transit Camp (formed on 11 November 1941) at Helwan on 1 July 1942 and disbanded on 10 August 1943.

It reformed on 24 October 1951 at Ingledene Hotel, Blackpool, moving to Squires Gate on 1 July 1952 and disbanded on 1 December 1952.

No 24 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed from the Transit Camp at Aboukir on 1 July 1942 under the control of AHQ Egypt and was disbanded on 18 January 1946.

No 25 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed from the Transit Camp at Maaten Bagush on 1 July 1942.  It made a number of moves beginning with Wadi Natrun on 19 July, Burgh El Arab on 16 October, Haneish on 20 October Gazala on 30 October. Regina on 19 December Berka on 7 February 1943 and finally to Benghazi on 18 October 1943, where it disbanded on 31 January 1945.

No 26 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed from the Transit Camp at Habbaniya on 1 July 1942 and disbanded on 15 May 1944.

It reformed from No 26 Transit Camp on 27 December 1945 at Rangoon and disbanded on 27 November 1946.

No 27 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed from the Transit Camp at Shaibah on 1 June 1942, moving to Margil on 15 December 1943 and then to RAF Basrah on 10 May 1944, where it disbanded on 16 June 1944.

No 28 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed on 8 July 1942 at Hadera, moving to Gaza on 5 May 1943 and disbanded on 15 August 1944.

No 29 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed on 15 March 1942 at Rear HQ Western Desert, moving to Neffatia on 1 April 1943, where it was redesignated No 38 PTC on 4 April 1943.

No 30 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed on 1 April 1943 at Helwan and redesignated No 39 PTC on 4 April 1943.

It reformed on 1 April 1945 at New York but its fate is unknown.

No 35 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed on by 9 February 1943 under the control of AHQ Bengal at Calcutta and disbanded into SHQ Calcutta on 15 July 1946.

No 36 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed on 16 March 1943 at Hastings, Sierra Leone, moving to Waterloo on 8 July 1945 and disbanded on 15 January 1946.

No 37 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed on 1 August 1943 at Accra and disbanded on 30 March 1944.

No 38 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed from No 29 PTC on 4 April 1943 at Neffatia, moving to Sfax on 17 April, Abratha by 22 May until it arrived near Tripoli on 14 June.  On 28 September it set off to Italy arriving in the Vasto area on 4 October.  Further moves followed to Lucera on 13 October, San Severo on 16 December then back to the Vasto area on 19 March 1944, La Cerqua on 2 July, Vairano on 24 July, Castiglione area on 26 July, Siena on 7 August, Pian del Lago on 9 August before arriving at Ancona on 11 September.  From here it operated a detachment at Iesi with the main body moving to San Stephano on 21 September , then to Senigallia on 5 November.  The detachment at Iesi moved to Fano on 19 January 1945 and a second detachment was located at Arezzo railhead from Novemner 1944 to March 1945.  On 6 February 1945 the main camp moved to The Castle, Sant Ancengelo, then to Meldol on 22 April (No 2 Detachment moving to Usine in July) before arriving at Treviso on 12 July.  It final destination was Udine from 25 January 1946, where it disbanded on 30 June 1946.

No 39 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed from No 30 PTC on 4 April 1943 as a  under the control of  at Helwan, moving to a location 18km west of Tripoli on 12 April.  Further moves followed to Almaza on 13 January 1944, Suez on 25 January and finally to Shallufa on 3 May 1944, where it was  redesignated No 4 REC on in August 1945.

No 40 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed at Azziza on 26 May 1943 as the Aircrew Transit Pool but changed its title to No 40 PTC, possibly on 10 August 1943.  It had moved to Sorman and Zuara by 11 September but disbanded on 14 October. It reformed on 9 November 1943 at No 22 PTC at Almaza, moving to Aleppo two weeks later, where it disbanded on 8 March 1944 by being redesignated RN No 3 Base Personnel Depot.  It reformed again on 9 July 1944 at No 3 BPD at Portici for ‘X’ Group units, which later became AHQ Greece.  It left for Corsica on 30 July and was transferred from No 214 to No 218 Group on 1 August settling at Elmas.  It moved to Rome on 1 November 1944 and disbanded on 20 October 1945.

No 41 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed from  on 6 June 1943 at Kisumu, to handle personnel from South Africa, Rhodesia and East Africa for service in the Eastern Mediterranean disbanded on 6 June 1943.

No 51 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed around May 1943 at Jallahalli but its fate is unknown.

No 52 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed on an unknown date for Operation Torch and by 17 July 1943 was in the Augusta area.  It moved to the Cassibile area on 11 August, then to a location near Priola on 16 August.  On 1 November it was transferred from the control of NACAF to AHQ Malta and moved to Catania the same month, where it  disbanded on 1 December 1943.

No 53 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed from RAF Transit Camp on 10 September 1943 at Bari but its fate is unknown.

No 53 Personnel Transit Centre

transferred from No 214 Group to MACAF on 10 October, moving to Bari on 1 November, where it disbanded on 21 March 1946.

No 54 Personnel Transit Centre

This PTC was formed from ‘X’ PTC at Taranto on 15 November 1944 and disbanded on 31 January 1946.

No 55 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed from No 1 Base Personnel Depot on 16 November 1944 at Fort de L'Eau. and disbanded on 30 April 1946.

No 56 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed at Portici near Naples on 16 November 1944 from No 3 Base Personnel Depot.  It moved to Caserta in September 1946, where it disbanded on 15 November of the same year.

No 59 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed on 1 July 1945 at Milan, moving to Villach in Austria in July 1946 and disbanded on 30 November 1947.

No 60 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed on 1 August 1945 at Willington, Madras, moving to Trichinopoly in September.  It moved to Singapore on 14 November and by May 1947 was at Tengah but moved to Terrau on 2 June, where it disbanded on 1 July 1948.

No 61 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed on 1 August 1945 under the control of Tiger Force at West Kirby but disbanded later that month following the Japanese capitulation.

No 62 Personnel Transit Centre (Air)

This was formed on 10 September 1945 under the control of No 228 Group at Dalbumgarh and disbanded on 15 July 1946.

No 63 Personnel Transit Centre (Air)

This was formed on 10 September 1945 under the control of No 225 Group at Cholavaram, moving to Tambaram in January 1946 and disbanded on 15 July 1946.

No 64 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed on 10 October 1945 under the control of No 225 Group at Tambaram, moving to Kure in July 1946 and disbanded on 25 April 1948.

No 172 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed on 26 May 1972 under the control of No 22 Group at Cardington to handle reservists called up to undertake 15 days training and disbanded on 12 September 1952.

No 176 Personnel Transit Camp

This was formed on by 3 December 1943 at Famagusta but its fate is unknown.

No 183 Personnel Transit Centre

This was formed on 26 May 1952 under the control of No 63 Group at Bowlee to handle reservists called up to undertake 15 days training and disbanded on 12 September 1952.

Pilot and Aircrew Pool, Kenya

This was formed on 1 December 1941 at Gilgil and was redesinated No 1 (ME) Pilot and Aircrew Pool on 6 July 1942.

RAF Pilots Pool

This was formed in 1918 at Berck-sur-Mer and disbanded on 29 July 1919.

Polish Depot

This was formed on 18 August 1940 under the control of No 20 Group at Blackpool and was absorbed into the Polish Deputy Inspectorate General on 1 November 1942.

Polish Deputy Inspectorate General

This was formed on 1 November 1942 at Blackpool. but its fate is unknown.

Pool of Pilots

This was formed from RNAS Manston on 1 April 1918 at Manston, moving to Joyce Green on 5 October under South-East Area.  By September 1919 it was under 18th Wing and disbanded on 23 November 1919.

Power Jets Unit

This was formed on 12 May 1944 at No 65 MU, Blaby as a holding unit for personnel working with Power Jets Ltd.  It moved to Bruntingthorpe in December 1944 and disbanded in April 1947.

Reception Centre

This was formed between December 1941 and June 1942 under the control of India Command at Ambala and disbanded by January 1943.

Reception Centre

This was formed between December 1941 and June 1942 under the control of India Command at Fyzabad and disbanded by January 1943.

Reception Centre

This was formed between December 1941 and June 1942 under the control of India Command at Karachi and disbanded by January 1943.

Reception Centre

This was formed on 1 June 1942 under the control of India Command at Quetta, moving to Samungli in October 1943 and disbanded on 31 March 1944.

Recruiting Centre

This was formed on 7 August 1919 at Henlow and disbanded on 30 October 1919.

Reinforcement & Reserve Pool

This was formed on 24 June 1940 at Ismailia and probably disbanded into the Training Unit and Reserve Pool at Ismailia on 21 September 1940.

Reinforcement Staging Post

This was formed on 1 November 1942 at Ahmedabad and was redesignated No 35 Staging Post on 1 September 1944.

Reinforcement Staging Post

This was formed on 27 October 1942 at Allahbad/Bamhrauli and was redesignated No 36 Staging Post on 1 September 1944.

Reinforcement Staging Post

This was formed on an unknown date at Aurangabad and disbanded on 1 September 1944.

Reinforcement Staging Post

This was formed on 10 January 1944 at Bairagarh and was redesignated No 37 Staging Post on 1 September 1944.

Reinforcement Staging Post

This was formed by 10 February 1944 at Delhi and disbanded on 1 September 1944.

Reinforcement Staging Post

This was formed as Staging Post Section on 1 October 1942 at Dum Dum it was later renamed RSP and was redesignated No 38 Staging Post on 1 September 1944.

Reinforcement Staging Post

This was formed on 1 June 1943 at Gannavarum in No 179 Wing and was redesignated No 2 Staging Post on 1 September 1944.

Reinforcement Staging Post

This was formed on 9 October 1942 at Hakimpet and was redesignated No 39 Staging Post on 1 September 1944.

Reinforcement Staging Post

This was formed on 20 February 1943 at Jharsaguda and was redesignated No 26 Staging Post on 1 September 1944.

Reinforcement Staging Post

This was formed on in October 1943 at Jawani and was redesignated No 45 Staging Post on 1 September 1944.

Reinforcement Staging Post

This was formed on 10 January 1944 at Jodhpur and was redesignated No 46 Staging Post on 1 September 1944.

Reinforcement Staging Post

This was formed on 20 August 1943 at Lahore in No 179 Wing and was redesignated No 47 Staging Post on 1 September 1944.

Reinforcement Staging Post

This was formed on 3 September 1943 at Maharajpur in No 22 Ferry Control, No 179 Wing and was redesignated No 49 Staging Post on 1 September 1944.

Reinforcement Staging Post

This was formed on 16 December 1943 at Nagpur and was redesignated No 59 Staging Post on 1 September 1944.

Reinforcement Staging Post

This was formed on in May 1944 at Palam and was redesignated No 9 Staging Post on 1 September 1944.

Reinforcement Staging Post

This was formed on 6 December 1943 at St Thomas Mount and was redesignated No 57 Staging Post on 1 September 1944.

Reinforcement Staging Post

This was formed on 1 March 1944 at Santa Cruz and was redesignated No 56 Staging Post on 1 September 1944.

Reinforcement Staging Post

This was formed on an unknown date at Tepur and disbanded on 1 September 1944.

Reinforcement Staging Post

This was formed on 19 December 1943 at Yelahanka and was redesignated No 58 Staging Post on 1 September 1944.

No 1 Release Embarkation Centre

It was supposedly formed at No 56 PTC, Portici near Naples as No 1 Overseas Release Centre in May 1945 before moving to Milan  on 25 July 1945, where it was redesignated No 1 REC in March 1946.  However, mention of 1 REC has been seen in service records that pre-date this change.  Its task was the processing of personnel serving in the Italian theatre for their repatriation back to the UK.  It probably disbanded in May 1946 when its function was complete.

No 2 Release Embarkation Centre

It was supposedly formed at No 55 PTC, Fort de L'Eau as No 2 Overseas Release Centre in May 1945 and was redesignated No 2 REC in March 1946.  It probably disbanded in May 1946 when its function was complete.

No 3  Release Embarkation Unit

A formation date for this unit has so far not been found but probably sometime in mid-late 1946 as it formed from the Base Reception Depot at Worli, near Bombay, which itself had been formed in July 1946 from No 196 Base Personnel Depot.  Its task was to prepare personnel for the journey home to the UK pending demobilisation.  A disbandment date has also not been located as yet.

No 4 Release Embarkation Centre

It probably formed in August 1945 from No 39 PTC at Shallufa and probably disbanded in May 1946 when its function was complete.

No 1 RAF Rest Camp

This was formed on 1 February 1943 at Constantine and disbanded on 31 August 1943.

No 2 RAF Rest Camp

This was formed between June 1943 and January 1944 under the control of NWAAF at Sorrento, being transferred to MAAF on 10 December 1943 and was redesignated No 2 Leave and Rest Camp between June 1944 and January 1945.

No 3 RAF Rest Camp

This was formed between June 1943 and January 1944 under the control of NWAAF at Surcouf, being transferred to MAAF on 10 December 1943.  It was transferred to HQ Mediterranean and Middle East in February/March, to No 218 Group in March/April, moving to Jeanbart in May/June 1944 and was redesignated No 3 Leave and Rest Camp between 1 May 1944.

No 4 RAF Rest Camp

This was formed on 1 June 1943 under the control of NWAAF at Hamman Plage.  It was transferred to MAAF on 10 December 1943, to HQ Mediterranean and Middle East in February/March 1944,  and was redesignated No 4 Leave and Rest Camp in March/April 1944.

RAF Rest Camp

This was formed in February/March 1944 under the control of AHQ Iraq & Persia at Shaibah and disbanded in March/April 1944.

RAF Rest Camp

This was formed in April 1943 under the control of AHQ Iraq & Persia at Teheran and was redesignated No 12 Leave and Rest Camp on an unknown date.

RAF Rest Camp

This was formed between July and December 1941 under the control of RAF Middle East at Tel Aviv and disbanded between June 1943 and January 1944.

No 1 Special Transit Camp

This had formed by November 1956 at Nicosia but its fate is unknown.

Staging Camp

This was formed around July 1942 at Kisumu but its fate is unknown.

Staging Post, Mauripur

This was formed on 1 January 1948 under the control of Iraq Command at Mauripur but its fate is unknown.

'X' Staging Post

This was formed by October 1943 under the control of No 247 Group at Lagens but became No 74 MU on 1 January 1944.

'X' Staging Post

It reformed on 17 September 1944 at No 22 PTC but its fate is unknown.

No 1 Staging Post (BPC)

This was formed on 25 April 1945 under the control of No 85 Group at Rosapipching School, Denned Straat, Hees, Nijmegan but its fate is unknown.

No 1 Staging Post

This was formed from No 20 Air Despatch & Reception Unit on in September 1944 under the control of No 216 Group at Heliopolis.  It was redesignated No 1 Air Freight Control Centre on 15 August 1945 and then Air Freight Section, Heliopolis on 1 June 1946.

No 2 Staging Post

This was formed from Reinforcement Staging Party, Gannavaram on 1 September 1944 under the control of No 109 Wing at Gannavaram.  By September 1945 it had been transferred to No 907 Wing, moving to Alipore on 9 October, where it disbanded in November1945.

No 2 Staging Post

It reformed on 27 November 1945 under the control of No 232 Wing at Aurangabad.  It moved to Saigon on 13 December 1945, where it was redesignated RAF Station Saigon (No 2 SP) on 15 February 1946.

No 2 Staging Post

This was formed from RAF Station Saigon (No 2 SP) on 15 September 1946 and disbanded on 31 December 1947.

No 3 Staging Post

This was formed from No 15 Air Transit Section on 1 September 1944 under the control of No 117 Wing at Ranchi.  On 1 December 195 it was transferred to no 232 Group on moving to Don Muang, being redesignated RAF Station Bangkok (No 3 SP) on 30 April 1946.  It was redesignated No 3 SP Bangkok on 15 September 1946 and disbanded on 31 January 1947.

No 5 Staging Post

This was formed from No 17 Air Transit Section on 1 September 1944 under the control of  at Kharagpur.  On 4 December 1944 it was in transit through Calcutta, arriving at Indainggale on 19 December.  It moved to Shwebo on 11 February 1945, Ngazum on 7 March then to Myingyan on 11 April, where it transferred to No 910 Wing.  Its final move was to Tadau on 26 April, where it disbanded on 26 June 1945.

No 6 Staging Post

This was formed from No 20 Air Transit Section on 1 September 1944 under the control of No 268 Wing at Kumbhirgram.  It was transferred to No 908 Wing on 30 September, moving to Akyab on 1 March 1945, where it disbanded on 26 June 1945.

No 8 Staging Post

This was formed from No 22 Air Transit Section on 1 September 1944 under the control of No 221 Group at Manipur Road, moving to Dimapur in December.  On 26 April 1945 it moved to Monywa, to Mingaladon on 20 May, joining No 118 Wing and finally to Hmawbi on 25 March, where it disbanded on 30 April 1946.

No 9 Staging Post

This was formed from Reinforcement Staging Party and No 9 Air Transit Section on 1 September 1944 at Palam and disbanded in May 1947.

No 10 Staging Post

This was formed on 8 March 1943 at Cairo West disbanded into RAF Cairo West on 1 August 1945, finally closing on 10 December 1946.

No 11 Staging Post

This was formed from Staging Post, Mersa Matruh (formed 15 June 1942) on 8 March 1943 at Mersa Matruh disbanded into RAF Cairo West on 1 August 1945.

No 12 Staging Post

This was formed on 8 March 1943 at El Adem and disbanded into RAF El Adem on 1 August 1945, finally closing on 1 June 1946.

No 14 Staging Post

Originally opened in March 1942 it became No 14 SP on 8 March 1943 at Aqir.  It moved to Lydda on 15 June 1943, Ramat David on 30 April 1944 then back to Lydda on 1 December and disbanded into RAF El Adem on 1 August 1945, finally closing on 1 June 1946.

No 15 Staging Post

This was formed from Staging Post, Luxor (formed 9 January 1943) on 8 March 1943  at Luxor disbanded into RAF Luxor on 1 August 1945, finally closing on 30 April 1946.

No 16 Staging Post

This was formed from Staging Post, Marble Arch (formed 31 January 1943) on 8 March 1943 under No 1 (ME) Ferry Control at Marble Arch disbanded into RAF Marble Arch on 1 August 1945.

No 17 Staging Post

This was formed from Staging Post, Castel Benito (formed 22 March 1943) on 22 March 1943 under the control of No 1 (ME) Ferry Control at Castel Benito disbanded into RAF Castel Benito on 1 August 1945, finally closing on 1 June 1946.

No 18 Terminal Staging Post

The nucleus of this unit was formed on 25 May 1944 under the control of No 46 Group at Blakehill Farm but it was 2 August before it officially formed from No 93 Forward SP at B14 Amblie.  It moved to B56 Brussel/Evere on 15 September, B70 Antwerp/Deurne on 2 October then to B78 Eindhoven on 7 October, where it joined No 111 Wing.  In November 1944 it moved to The Castle, Diest, B58 Melsbroek and B75 Nivelles before returning to the UK at Perranporth on 1 December.  It returned to the continent at B60 Grimbergen on 13 April 1945 and finally to B93 Valkenburg on 12 May 1945, where it disbanded on 30 April 1946.

No 19 Terminal Staging Post

The nucleus of this unit was formed on 25 May 1944 under the control of No 46 Group at Blakehill Farm but it was 8 August before it officially formed from a nucleus of No 91 Forward SP at Down Ampney.  It moved to B14 Amblie on 9 August, Ypres on 14 September, B78 Eindhoven on 7 October, B70 Antwerp/Deurne on 8 October where it joined No 111 Wing.  On 2 December it returned to the UK at Perranporth, returning to the continent at B56 Brussels/Evere on 20 March 1945 before moving to B118 Celle on 16 April, B162 Stade on 31 May, B169 Fuhlsbuttel on 5 June, Kladow on 28 June until finally arriving at Gatow on 1 July, where it disbanded on 15 July 1946.

No 20 Terminal Staging Post

This was formed from Staging Post, Khartoum (formed 12 July 1941) on 8 March 1943 at Wadi Seidna, where it had moved on 19 November 1941.  It came under No 115 Wing on 7 May 1944 and returned to Khartoum on 1 June, where it and disbanded on 1 June 1946.

No 21 Staging Post

This was formed from Staging Post, Atbara (formed 15 August 1942) on 8 March 1943 at Atbara and disbanded on in April 1944.

It reformed from No 13 Air Transit Section on 1 September 1944 at Agartala, moving to Chittagong on 15 February 1945 and disbanded on 26 June 1945.

No 22 Staging Post

This was formed from Staging Post, Wadi Halfa (formed 1 August 1941) on 8 March 1943 at Wadi Halfa.  It came under No 115 Wing on 7 May 1944 and disbanded into RAF Wadi Halfa on 1 August 1945, finally closing on on 1 June 1946.

No 23 Staging Post

This was to form on 8 March 1943 at Asmara.  It came under No 115 Wing on 7 May 1944 and disbanded into RAF Asmara on 1 August 1945, finally closing on on 1 June 1946.

No 24 Staging Post

This was formed from Staging Post, El Fasher (formed 1 September 1941) on 8 March 1943 at El Fasher.  It came under No 115 Wing on 7 May 1944 and disbanded on 10 August 1945.

No 25 Staging Post

This was formed from Staging Post, El Geneina (formed 1 September 1941) on 8 March 1943 at El Geneina and disbanded on 15 November 1945.

No 26 Staging Post

This was formed from Staging Post, El Obeid (formed 1 September 1941) on 8 March 1943 at El Obeid and disbanded in April 1944.

This was formed from Staging Post, Jharsuguda (formed 20 September 1943) on 1 September 1944 under the control of No 117 Wing at Jharsuguda, moving to Mergui on 7 January 1946, where it was redesignated RAF Mergui (No 77 SP) on 15 February and finally disbanded on 15 July 1946.

No 27 Staging Post

This was formed from No 19 Air Transit Section on 1 September 1944 at Feni until at least 19 January 1945 after which its fate is unknown.

It reformed from  on 1 January 1945 at Agartala, moving to Chittagong/Patenga on 1 February and disbanded on 26 June 1945.

No 28 Staging Post

This was formed on 8 March 1943 under the control of No 2 (ME) Ferru Control at Malakal, Sudan.  On 7 May 1944 it was transferred to No 115 Wing and disbanded into RAF Malakal on 1 August, finally closing on 1 June 1946.

No 29 Staging Post

This was formed from Staging Post, Juba (formed 1 August 1942) on 8 March 1943 under the control of No 2 (ME) Ferru Control at Juba, Sudan.  On 7 May 1944 it was transferred to No 115 Wing and disbanded into RAF Juba on 1 August, finally closing on 1 June 1946.

No 30 Staging Post

This was formed from Staging Post, Sheikh Othman (formed 9 June 1942) on 8 March 1943 at Sheikh Othman.  On 7 May 1944 it was transferred to No 115 Wing and disbanded on 1 June 1946.

No 31 Staging Post

This was formed on 8 March 1943 under the control of No 3 (ME) Ferry Control at Riyan.  On 1 November it was transferred to No 2 (ME) Ferry Control and disbanded in January 1944.

No 32 Staging Post

This was formed on 8 March 1943 under the control of No 3 (ME) Ferry Control at Salalah.  On 1 November it was transferred to No 2 (ME) Ferry Control and disbanded into RAF Unit Salalah on 11 November 1943.

No 32 Staging Post

It reformed from Reinforcement Staging Party and No 10 Air Transit Section on 1 September 1944 under the control of No 109 Wing at Ratmalana, moving to Negombo on 1 December 1945, where it disbanded on 30 April 1946.

No 33 Staging Post

It reformed from Staging Post, Masirah (formed 8 February 1943 under No 3 (ME) Ferry Control) on 14 May 1944 at Masirah, being transferred to No 216 Group at the same time.  By February 1945 it was under the control of No 115 Wing and disbanded on 31 March 1946.

No 34 Staging Post

This was formed from Reinforcement Staging Party on 1 September 1944 as a  under the control of No 109 Wing at Vizagapatam and disbanded on 1 October 1946.

No 35 Staging Post

This was formed from Reinforcement Staging Party on 1 September 1944 under the control of No 229 Group at Ahmedabad.  It was transferred to No 108 Wing on 15 March 1945 and moved to Medan in January 1946, where it disbanded on 30 April 1946.

No 36 Staging Post

This was formed from Reinforcement Staging Party and no 1 Air transit Section on 10 September 1944 under the control of No 117 Wing at Allahabad/Bamhrauli.  By January 1946 it had been transferred to No 109 Wing and disbanded on 20 August 1946.

No 37 Staging Post

This was formed from Reinforcement Staging Party on 1 September 1944 under the control of No 229 Group at Bairagarh.  It was transferred to No 108 Wing on 15 March 1945 and moved to Alipore on 18 October 1945.  Further moves took place to Aurangabad in December and finally to Padang on 13 December, where it disbanded on 25 November 1946.

No 38 Staging Post

This was formed from Reinforcement Staging Party and No 7 Air Transit Section on 1 September 1944 at Dum Dum.  It was transferred to No 117 Wing on 19 February 1945 and disbanded into RAF Dum Dum (No 229 Group) on 1 August 1945.

No 39 Staging Post

This was formed from Reinforcement Staging Party on 10 September 1944 under the control of No 109 Wing at Hakimpet.  By February 1946 it had been transferred to No 225 Group and disbanded on 31 March 1946.

No 40 Staging Post

This was formed from Staging Post, Habbaniya (formed 8 October 1942) on 8 March 1943 at Habbaniya and was redesignated Air Transport Unit on 1 June 1946.

No 41 Staging Post

This was formed from Staging Post, Landing Ground H3 (formed 26 February 1943) on 8 March 1943 at LG 3 and disbanded into RAF H3 on 1 August 1945.

No 42 Staging Post

This was formed from Staging Post, Shaibah (formed 1 November 1943) on 8 March 1943 at Shaibah and disbanded into RAF Shaibah on 1 August 1945, finally closing  on 1 June 1946.

No 43 Staging Post

This was formed on 8 March 1943 at Bahrein and disbanded on 1 June 1946.

No 44 Staging Post

This was formed from Staging Post, Sharjah (formed January 1943) on 8 March 1943 at Sharjah and disbanded into RAF Sharjah on 1 August 1945, finally closing  on 1 June 1946.

No 45 Staging Post

This was formed from Reinforcement Staging Post on 1 September 1944 under the control of No 229 Group at Jiwani.  It was transferred to No 108 Wing on 15 March 1945 and disbanded into RAF Jiwani on 1 August 1945.

No 46 Staging Post

This was formed from Reinforcement Staging Post on 1 September 1944 under the control of No 229 Group at Jodhpur.  It was transferred to No 108 Wing on 15 March 1945, then to No 1 (Indian) Group on 31 July 1946 and disbanded on 20 August 1946.

No 47 Staging Post

This was formed from Reinforcement Staging Post on 1 September 1944 under the control of No 229 Group at Lahore.  It was transferred to No 108 Wing on 15 March 1945 but disbanded in No 227 Group on 15 February 1946.

No 48 Terminal Staging Post

This was formed from Reinforcement Staging Post on 1 September 1944 under the control of No 229 Group at Mauripur.  It was transferred to No 108 Wing on 15 March 1945 and was redesignated RAF Base Karachi in No 1 (Indian) Group on 1 June 1947.

No 49 Staging Post

This was formed from Reinforcement Staging Post and No 8 Air Transit Section on 2 September 1944 under the control of No 229 Group at Maharajpur.  It was transferred to No 108 Wing on 15 March 1945 and disbanded on 15 November 1945.

It reformed in January 1946 at Helen Hill (Saipan), moving to Palembang in February and disbanded on 20 November 1946.

No 50 Staging Post

This was formed on 8 March 1943 under the control of No 114 Wing at Ikeja and disbanded on 30 July 1946.

No 51 Staging Post

This was to form on 8 March 1943 at Fort Lamy and became a detachment of No 53 SP in June 1944.

It reformed on 22 October 1945 under the control of AHQ West Africa at Port Etienne and disbanded on 22 January 1946.

No 52 Staging Post

This was formed from Staging Post, Kano (formed 29 August 1942) on 8 March 1943 under the control of No 114 Wing at Kano and disbanded on 1 March 1946.

No 53 Staging Post

This was formed from Staging Post, Maiduguri (formed by October 1942) on 8 March 1943 at Maiduguri.  It was transferred to No 114 Wing on 23 December 1943 and disbanded on 1 March 1946.

No 54 Staging Post

This was to form on 8 March 1943 at Takoradi but became a detachment of No 55 SP in August 1944.

It reformed on 22 October 1945 under the control of AHQ West Africa at Yundum and was redesignated RAF Yundum on 18 July 1946.

No 55 Staging Post

This was formed on 23 December 1943 under the control of No 114 Wing at Accra and was redesignated RAF Accra on 1 July 1946.

No 56 Reinforcement Staging Post

This was formed from Reinforcement Staging Post and No 3 Air Transit Section on 1 September 1944 under the control of No 229 Group at Santa Cruz.  It was transferred to No 108 Wing on 15 March 1945 and disbanded in No 2 (Indian) Group on 20 August 1946.

No 57 Staging Post

This was formed from Reinforcement Staging Post  and no 5 Air Transit Section on 1 September 1944 under the control of No 109 Wing at St Thomas Mount and was redesignated RAF St Thomas Mount (No 57 SP) on 15 March 1947.

No 58 Staging Post

This was formed from Reinforcement Staging Post and No 2 Air Transit Section on 1 September 1944 under the control of No 109 Wing at Yelahanka.  It was transferred to No 2 (Indian) Group in May 1946 and disbanded on 20 August 1946.

No 59 Staging Post

This was formed from Reinforcement Staging Post on 1 September 1944 under the control of No 109 Wing at Nagpur, moving to Palam and No 2 (Indian) Group on 3 May 1947 but its fate is unknown.

No 60 Staging Post

This was to form on 8 March 1943 at Castel Benito but its formation was cancalled on 22 March 1943.

It reformed from No 21 Air Transit Section on 1 September 1944 as a  under the control of No 117 Wing at Digri, moving to Alipor, Mingaladon and then Bayan Lepas, all in September 1945.  At Bayan Lepas it transferred to No 118 Wing, moving to Penang and then Butterworth in October, where it disbanded on 30 April 1946.

No 61 Staging Post

This was to form on 8 March 1943 at Marble Arch but this was cancelled on 22 March 1943.

It reformed on 1 July 1943 under the control of No 216 Group at El Aouina, moving to Pomigliano on 18 February 1944.  From here it operated detachments at Rome/Littorio, Bari, Capodichino Iesi and Ancona.  It moved to Falconara on 19 September, leaving a detachment at Pomigliano with the Rome detachment moving to Forli on 19 February 1945.  On 3 May it moved to Udine and then to Campoformido on 14 May from where it had detachments at Falconara, Bologna and Treviso, it disbanded on 1 June 1946.

No 62 Staging Post

This was formed on 20 September 1943 under the control of No 249 Wing, 216 Group at Catania, with detachments at Palermo, Bari and Pescara.  It was transferred to No 282 Wing on 1 October 1944 and disbanded into RAF Catania on 1 August 1945, finally closing on 31 March 1946.

No 63 Staging Post

This was formed on 1 October 1943 under the control of No 216 Group at La Marsa, moving to Pomigliano D'Arco on 9 October and then to Ajaccio on 24 May 1944.  From here it operated detachments at Borgo (later Borvinco) and Alghero before moving to Elmas on 2 September (detachments at Borgo, Cagliari and Ajaccio.  It disbanded into RAF Elmas on 1 August 1945, finally closing on 1 June 1946.

No 64 Staging Post

This was formed on in February 1944 under the control of No 249 Wing at Luqa.  It was transferred to No 282 Wing on 1 October 1944 and disbanded on 1 June 1946.

No 65 Staging Post

This was formed on 1 August 1944 at Bari, moving to Pomigliano on 16 August from where it operated detachments at Rome/Littorio and Capodichino.  It disbanded into RAF Catania on 1 August 1945, finally closing on 1 June 1946.

No 66 Staging Post

This was formed on 1 August 1944 at Catania but its fate is unknown.

It reformed from  on 22 October 1945 under the control of AHQ West Africa at Waterloo and was redesignated RAF Waterloo on 1 June 1946.

No 67 Staging Post

This was formed from No 16 Air Transit Section on 1 September 1944 under the control of No 117 Wing at Amarda Road, moving to Alipore between May and September 1945.  The same month it moved again, this time to Mingaladon and then to Kallang, where it joined No 118 Wing remaining there until at least June 1946 after which  its fate is unknown.

No 68 Staging Post

This was formed on 11 October 1945 under the control of AHQ West Africa at Takoradi and was redesignated RAF Takoradi on 1 June 1946.

No 69 Staging Post

This was formed from No 18 Air Transit Section on 1 September 1944 under the control of No 117 Wing at Bally, moving to Tulihal on 19 April 1945 and then to Dinjin on 19 May.  By October it was a Hmawbi as part of No 345 Wing and by April 1946 was at Kemajoran, where it disbanded on 30 April 1946.

No 70 Staging Post

This was formed on 7 May 1943 under the control of No 7 (ME) Ferry Control, No 216 Group at Ras el Ma (Fez), moving to Rabat Sale on 17 September with detachments at Ras el Ma and Port Lyautey.   On 6 November it became No 70 (Major Terminal) SP and disbanded into RAF Rabat Sale on 1 August 1945.

No 71 Staging Post

This was formed on 17 April 1943 under the control of No 7 (ME) Ferry Control, No 216 Group at Tafaraoui (Oran), moving to Ouujda on 14 September and Biskra on 23 October, where it disbanded into RAF Biskra on 1 August 1945.

No 72 Staging Post

This was formed on 1 April 1943 under the control of No 7 (ME) Ferry Control, No 216 Group at Biskra, moving to Maison Blanche on 8 October and disbanded on 8 August 1946.

No 73 Staging Post

This was formed on 10 November 1943 under the control of No 284 Wing at North Front, Gibraltar.  It was transferred to No 46 Group, Transport Command on 15 January 1946 and disbanded on 31 July 1946.

No 74 Staging Post

This was formed from 'X' MU on 28 December 1943 under the control of No 247 Group at Lagens and disbanded on 1 January 1946.

No 75 Staging Post

This was formed on 1 April 1944 at Oujda and disbanded on 31 July 1946.

No 76 Staging Post

This was formed on 17 February 1944 at El Aouina and disbanded on 1 June 1946.

No 77 Staging Post

This was formed from No 4 Air Transit Section on 1 September 1944 under the control of No 117 Wing at Dinjin, moving to Tulihal on 12 October 1945 and disbanded on 12 October 1945.

It reformed on 1 February 1946 under the control of No 232 Group at Rangoon, moving to Hanoi in February 1946 and disbanded on 30 March 1946.

No 78 Staging Post

This was formed from No 11 Air Transit Section on 1 September 1944 under the control of No 224 Group at Chittagong/Patenga, moving to Hathazari as part of No 117 Wing on 2 February 1945 later returning to Chittagong, where it disbanded on 26 June 1945.

No 79 Staging Post

This was formed from No 12 Air Transit Section on 1 September 1944 at Comilla and disbanded on 26 June 1945.

No 80 (Flying Boat) Staging Post

This was formed from Transport Command Unit (Reception, Preparation and Despatch of Aircraft) on 5 July 1944 under the control of No 45 Group at Darrell's Island, Bermuda and disbanded on 1 July 1946.

No 81 Staging Post

This was formed from Transport Command Liaison on 5 July 1944 under the control of No 45 Group at Bluie West One, Greenland and disbanded on 1 October 1945.

No 82 Staging Post

This was formed from Transport Command Unit (Reception, Preparation and Despatch of Aircraft) on 5 July 1944 under the control of No 45 Group at Elizabeth City and disbanded on 8 October 1945.

No 83 Staging Post

This was formed from Transport Command Unit (Reception, Preparation and Despatch of Aircraft) on 5 July 1944 under the control of No 45 Group at Gander and disbanded on 31 March 1946.

No 84 Staging Post

This was formed from Transport Command Unit (Reception) on 5 July 1944 under the control of No 45 Group at Goose Bay and disbanded on 1 April 1946.

No 85 Staging Post

This was formed from Transport Command Liaison (Joint Ferry Control) on 5 July 1944 under the control of No 45 Group at Boucherville and disbanded on 8 October 1945.

No 86 Staging Post

This was formed from Transport Command Unit (Reception, Preparation and Despatch of Aircraft and Ferry Control) on 5 July 1944 under the control of No 45 Group at Reykjavik, Iceland and disbanded on 10 July 1945.

No 87 Staging Post

This was formed from Transport Command Unit on 5 July 1944 under the control of No 45 Group at Willow Grove (Philadelphia) but its fate is unknown.

No 88 Terminal Staging Post

This was formed from Transatlantic Aircraft Preparation and Despatch Unit on 5 July 1944 under the control of No 45 Group at Windsor Field, Nassau and disbanded on 15 June 1946.

No 89 Staging Post

This was formed from Transport Command Signals Unit on 5 July 1944 under the control of No 45 Group at Jamaica and disbanded on 30 April 1946.

No 90 Staging Post

This was formed from Transport Command Unit (Reception, Preparation and Despatch of Aircraft and Ferry Control) on 5 July 1944 under the control of No 45 Group at Ascension Island and disbanded on 2 December 1945.

No 91 (Forward) Staging Post

This was formed as No 91 SP on 10 January 1944 under the control of No 44 Group at Lyneham, moving to Broadwell on 23 February, Down Ampney on 16 March with the Casevac Section going to B8 Sommervieu on 30 June but it was redesignated No 19 SP on 8 August 1944.

It reformed  as No 91 (Forward) SP on 6 September 1944 under the control of No 46 Group at Llandow, moving to Le Bourget on 27 September where it became the Advance Party of No 121 SP on 18 October 1944.

It reformed again from a detachment of No 18 TSP on 1 December 1944 under the control of No 117 Wing at B78 Eindhoven.  It moved to B108 Rheine on 13 April 1945, B118 Celle on 22 April, B156 Luneburg on 21 May, B164 Schleswig on 18 July before returning to the UK at Boreham in No 46 Group on 3 November.  It was at Manston from 18 February 1946 and disbanded on 24 July 1950.

No 92 (Forward) Staging Post

This was formed as No 92 (Forward) SP on 10 January 1944 under the control of No 44 Group at Doncaster, moving to Lyneham on 26 January, Broadwell on 23 February, Blakehill Farm on 16 March, Watchfield on 25 May before arriving at Thorney Island on 13 July.  From here it moved to the continent, arriving at B56 Brussels/Evere on 7 September with part of it going to B48 Amiens on 18 September.  It moved to B17 Caen/Carpiquet on 28 September, where it became No 92 SP on 2 November.  On 16 February 1945 it arrived back in the UK at Perranporth having travelled via Le Havre but returned to Brussels on 7 April.  It moved on to B60 Grimbergenon 11 April, B102 Vorst on 1 May and finally Buckeburg on 8 June, where it disbanded on 15 May 1946.

No 93 (Forward) Staging Post

This was formed as No 93 SP on 15 January 1944 under the control of No 44 Group at Lyneham, moving to Blakehill Farm on 1 June.  It crossed to the continent later in the month, settling at B8 Sommervieu on 29 June before moving to B14 Amblie on 6 July, where it was redesignated No 18 TSP on 2 August 1944.

It reformed as No 93 (Forward) SP on 6 September 1944 under the control of No 87 Group at Llandow, reverting to No 93 SP on on 2 November.  It moved to Rennes on 5 December and disbanded on 31 May 1946.

No 94 (Forward) Staging Post

This was formed on 15 January 1944 under the control of No 44 Group at Lyneham, moving to Broadwell on 19 February 1944 before crossing to the continent, arriving at B8 Sommervieu on 29 June.  On 6 July it moved to B14 Amblie, where it was redesignated No 104 TSP on 16 August 1944.

It reformed on 6 September 1944 under the control of No 46 Group at Llandow, sending a detachment to B70 Antwerp/Deurne on 1 October but was renamed No 94 SP on 2 November.  On 6 February it moved to B77 Gilze-Rijen as part of No 111 Wing followed by moved to B91 Kluis on 20 April, B103 Plantlunne on 4 May, B118 Celle on 31 May but returned to the UK at Boreham in November.  It was reduced to a 'number-plate' basis on 12 December but was reactivated on 20 December and was at Wormingford when it disbanded on 31 March 1946.

No 95 Staging Post

This was formed from Transport Command Unit (Reception and Despatch of Aircraft) on 5 July 1944 under the control of No 45 Group at Piarco, Trinadad and disbanded on 30 April 1946.

No 96 Staging Post

This was formed from Transport Command Unit (Reception and Despatch of Aircraft) on 5 July 1944 under the control of No 45 Group at Borinquen and disbanded on by December 1945.

No 97 Staging Post

This was formed from Transport Command Unit (Reception and Despatch of Aircraft) on 5 July 1944 under the control of No 45 Group at Natal, Brazil and disbanded on 11 January 1946.

No 98 Staging Post

This was formed from Transport Command Unit (Reception and Despatch of Aircraft) on 5 July 1944 under the control of No 45 Group at Natal, Brazil and disbanded on 30 May 1946.

No 99 Staging Post

This was formed from Transport Command Unit (Reception and Despatch of Aircraft) on 5 July 1944 under the control of No 45 Group at Val de Cans Airport, Belem and disbanded on 20 April 1946.

No 100 Terminal Staging Post

This was formed from Transatlantic Aircraft Preparation and Despatch Unit on 5 July 1944 under the control of No 45 Group at Dorval and disbanded on 1 October 1945.

No 101 Staging Post

This was formed from Reinforcement Staging Party on 1 September 1944 at Satna and disbanded in December 1945.

No 102 Staging Post

This was formed from No 14 Air Transit Section on 1 September 1944 under the control of No 221 Group at Imphal.  An advance party arrived at Akyab on 23 March 1945 to be followed by the main unit on 19 April.  It moved to Ramree on 12 May and disbanded on 26 June 1946.

No 103 Staging Post

This was formed on 3 August 1944 under the control of No 216 Group at Ramatuelle, moving to Bevinco on 9 August, Salon on 9 September, St Raphael on 15 September and then to Istres on 14 October.  Here it transferred to No 107 Wing, No 46 Group on 15 December before moving on to Marignane on 11 March 1945, where it joined No 87 Group on 15 March.  On 15 August 1947 it was transferred to No 47 Group, being placed in Care and Maintenance on 1 October 1948, moving to Bushey Park on 7 December, where it closed on 10 February 1949.

No 104 Terminal Staging Post

This was formed from No 92 FSP on 16 August 1944 under the control of No 46 Group at Broadwell, moving to B15 Ryes almost immediately.  It then began a series of moves across Europe beginning on 19 August to B4 Beny-sur-Mer, then to B14 Amblie on 21 Augut, B6 Coulombs on 9 September, B17 Caen/Carpiquet on 25 October, B61 Ghent/St Denis Westrem on 28 October and ending 1944 at B75 Nivelles, in No 111 Wing, from 3 November.  From here it operated a number of detachments at B43 Fort Rouge/St Omer, Melville and B51 Lille/Vendeville.  On 5 June 1945 it moved to B58 Brussels/Melsbroek and then finally to Fuhlsbuttel (detachments at Lubeck and Schleswig), where it disbanded on 1 July 1946.

No 105 (Major) Staging Post

This was formed on 16 August 1944 under the control of No 46 Group at Broadwell, moving to B8 Sommervieu on 26 September.  It moved to B56 Brussels/Evere as part of No 111 Wing on 29 September and disbanded into RAF Evere on 10 October 1945, finally closing on 23 May 1946.

No 106 Staging Post

This was formed on 4 September 1944 under the control of Transport Command at Paris and disbanded into No 121 SP on an unknown date.

This was formed on by 1946 under the control of No 232 Wing at Hussein Dey, Algiers and disbanded into No 232 Wing on 1 June 1946.

No 107 Staging Post

This was formed on 1 September 1944 under the control of  at Tatoi with a detachment at Salonika.  It joined No 249 Wing on 23 October, moving to Hassani on 6 December, from where it operated detachments at Heraklion, Sedes/Salonika and Hassani. It was redesignated No 232 Wing (No 107 SP) on 1 June 1947.

No 108 Terminal Staging Post

This was due to form at either Down Ampney or Blakehill Farm but became No 120 SP instead

No 109 Terminal Staging Post

This was due to form at either Down Ampney or Blakehill Farm but became No 122 SP instead

No 110 Terminal Staging Post

This was due to form at either Down Ampney or Blakehill Farm but became No 121 SP instead

No 111 Terminal Staging Post

This was due to form at either Down Ampney or Blakehill Farm but became No 123 SP instead

No 120 (Major) Staging Post

This was formed on 5 September 1944 under the control of No 46 Group at Down Ampney, moving to Perranporth in No 111 Wing on 21 November.  It moved to Boreham between 20-22 April 1945 then moved over to the continent, arriving at B61 Ghennt/St Denis Westrem on 17 May.  On 27 May it moved to B106 Twente/Enschede and then to Y56 Monchengladbach on 16 June, from where it operated detachments at B95 Teuge, Twente, B116 Wunstorf and B110 Achmer.  It disbanded on 23 May 1946.

No 121 (Major) Staging Post

This was formed on 5 September 1944 under the control of No 46 Group at Blackbushe.  On 18 October it took over No 91 FSP, which became its advance party at Le Bourget and disbanded on 28 February 1946.

No 122 (Major) Staging Post

This was formed on 5 September 1944 under the control of No 46 Group at Down Ampney, moving to Perranporth on 3 December and to Boreham on 20 April 1945.  It then moved to the continent, arriving at Ostende on 1 July, Detmold, as part of No 111 Wing, on 5 July and finally to Handorf on 25 September, where it disbanded on 15 May 1946.

No 123 (Major) Staging Post

This was formed on 5 September 1944 under the control of No 46 Group at Blakehill Farm, moving to Perranporth on 5 December and to Boreham on 23 April 1945.  It then moved to the continent, with the advance party arriving at B160 Kastrup on 12 May, where it was joined by the main unit on 1 June. It disbanded into RAF Kastrup on 22 October and finally closed on 1 April 1946.

No 124 Staging Post

This was formed on 18 September 1944 under the control of No 282 Wing at Cairo West, moving to Port Clato on Rhodes on 14 May 1945 and disbanded on 1 May 1947.

No 125 Staging Post

This was formed on 20 September 1944 at Pomigliano, moving to Bari on 17 October, Popesti on 25 October and then to Banesa/Bucharest on 7 December.  Here it was transferred to the British Military Mission, Roumania and disbanded on 1 June 1947.

No 126 Staging Post

This was formed on 3 October 1944 under the control of No 46 Group at Broadwell, moving to Lyons/Bron, as part of No 107 Wing, on 1 April 1945.  It was transferred to No 87 Group on 5 July 1945 and disbanded on 1 March 1946.

No 127 Staging Post

This was formed on 18 October 1944 at Bari and disbanded on 1 December but did not finally close until 1 June 1946.

No 128 Staging Post

This was formed on 25 January 1945 at Jharsuguda, moving to Chittangong/Patenga on 10 February and disbanded on 26 June 1945.

No 129 Staging Post

This was formed on 8 December 1944 under the control of No 222 Group at Colombo.  It moved to Kalyan in No 225 Group on 31 January 1945, then to the Cocos Islands, as part of No 109 Wing, on 7 April and finally to Brown on 19 April, where it disbanded on 9 April 1946.

No 130 Staging Post

This was formed on 21 October 1944 at Budapest, moving to Pomigliano on 10 November, Ruvo in Italy on 15 April 1945 and finally to Zemun near Belgrade in June, where it disbanded on 1 June 1947.

No 131 Mobile Staging Post

This was due to form on 1 November 1944 in  No 46 Group but this never took place.

No 132 Mobile Staging Post

This was due to form on 1 November 1944 in  No 46 Group but this never took place.

No 133 Staging Post

This was formed on 5 January 1945 under the control of No 216 Group at Almaza and disbanded on 1 June 1946.

No 133 Staging Post

It reformed on 31 July 1946 at Almaza and disbanded on 16 March 1947.

No 134 Staging Post

This was formed on 8 November 1944 under the control of No 229 Group at Jharsuguda, moving to Indainggale on 19 December, Ngazun on 19 April and finally to Mandalay on 26 April, where it disbanded on 26 June 1945.

No 135 Staging Post

This was formed on 8 November 1944 under the control of No 229 Group at Jharsuguda, moving to Chittagong on 19 December and finally to Myingyany on 26 April, where it disbanded on 26 June 1945.

No 136 Staging Post

This was formed on 8 November 1944 under the control of No 229 Group at Jharsuguda, moving to Chittagong on 19 December, where it disbanded on 26 June 1945.

No 137 Staging Post

This was formed on 17 January 1945 under the control of HQ Mediterranean and Middle East at Bordeaux.  It was transferred to No 87 Group on 25 April , to No 46 Group on 1 November 1946 and finally to No 47 Group on 15 August 1947, being disbanded on 1 March 1948.

No 138 Staging Post

This was formed on 14 December 1944 under the control of No 107 Wing at Toulouse, being transferred to No 87 Group on 25 April 1945 and disbanded on 1 March 1946.

No 139 Staging Post

This was formed on 31 October 1944 under the control of No 45 Group at Lindbergh Field, San Diego and disbanded on 23 December 1945.

No 140 Staging Post

This was formed on 31 October 1944 under the control of No 45 Group at Mines Field, Los Angeles and disbanded on 23 December 1945.

No 141 Staging Post

This was formed on 1 November 1944 under the control of No 45 Group at Hickham Field, Honolulu and disbanded on 23 December 1945.

No 142 Staging Post

This was formed on 3 November 1944 under the control of No 45 Group at Canton Island and disbanded on 23 December 1945.

No 143 Staging Post

This was formed on 3 November 1944 under the control of No 45 Group at Nandi Field, Fiji and disbanded on 23 December 1945.

No 144 Staging Post

This was formed on 4 November 1944 under the control of No 45 Group at Whenuapai, Auckland and disbanded on 23 December 1945.

No 145 Staging Post

This was formed on 5 November 1944 under the control of No 280 Wing at Mascot, Sydney, being transferred to No 300 Wing on 7 March 1945 and disbanded on 31 March 1946.

No 146 Staging Post

This was formed on 6 November 1944 under the control of No 216 Group at Milan and disbanded on 10 January 1946.

No 147 Staging Post

This was formed on 6 December 1944 under the control of No 229 Group at Peshawar and disbanded on 17 August 1945.

No 148 Staging Post

This was formed on 10 January 1945 under the control of No 229 Group at Chaklala, being transferred to No 108 Wing on 15 March  and disbanded on 15 February 1946.

No 149 Staging Post

This was formed on 14 April 1945 at Rome/Campino and disbanded on 1 June 1946.

No 150 Staging Post

This was formed on 21 January 1945 under the control of No 47 Group at Lyneham.  It was despatched by both sea and air to Sechi in the Crimea for operation during the Yalta Conference and disbanded in February 1945.

It reformed on 26 June 1945 at Lyneham, moving to Ibsley on 13 September and disbanded on 22 July 1946.

It reformed again on 9 August 1946 at Bovingdon and closed on 16 December, finally disbanding on 18 February 1947.

No 152 Staging Post

This was formed from  on by 16 February 1945 under the control of  at Augusta, Sicily and disbanded into RAF Augusta on1 August 1945 and finally closed on 1 June 1946.

No 153 Staging Post

This was formed on 1 March 1945 under the control of No 229 Group at Poona and disbanded into RAF Poona on 10 September 1945.

No 154 Staging Post

This was formed on 20 March 1945 under the control of No 229 Group at Agartala, moving to Kuala Lumper in August, as part of No 109 Wing from 10 September.  By 14 November it was at Alipore, where it disbanded on 30 April 1946.

No 155 Staging Post

This was formed as a monsoon SP and ELG on 18 June 1945 under the control of No 109 Wing at Aurangabad and disbanded on 15 November 1945.

It reformed on in January 1946 under the control of No 118 Wing at Soerabaya and disbanded on 24 April 1945.

No 156 Staging Post

This was formed on 20 March 1945 under the control of No 109 Wing at Trichinopoly and disbanded on 15 April 1956.

No 157 Staging Post

This was formed on 25 March 1945 under the control of No 117 Wing at Jubbulpore, moving to Alipore on 5 October and disbanded on 29 October 1945.

It reformed on in January 1946 at Aurangabad, moving to Labuan in Borneo, as part of No 118 Wing on 13 February, where it was redesignated No 195 SP on 10 March 1946.

No 158 Staging Post

This was formed on 10 April 1945 under the control of No 117 Wing at Baigachi, moving to Alipore on 1 July and disbanded on 30 November 1945.

It reformed on by 1 February 1946 at Chaklala and disbanded on 11 May 1946.

No 160 Staging Post

This nucleus of this unit was formed on 21 April 1945 under the control of No 46 Group at Ibsley.  It moved to Guernsey on 23 May with a detachment on Jersey.  On 17 October it was at Boreham, moving to Wormingford in November and disbanded on 15 April 1946.

It reformed on 7 May 1946 at Blackbushe and disbanded on 15 November 1946.

No 161 Staging Post

This nucleus of this unit was formed on 21 April 1945 under the control of No 46 Group at Boreham but its fate is unknown.

It reformed on 22 May 1946 at Frankfurt and disbanded on 15 October 1946.

No 162 Staging Post

This nucleus of this unit was formed on 25 May 1945 at Boreham and disbanded on 29 September, finally closing on 10 May 1946.

No 163 Staging Post

This nucleus of this unit was formed on 21 April 1945 at Boreham.  A detachment left for Oslo/Fornebu on 22 May, where it was joined by the main unit on 1 July under No 111 Wing.  It moved to Oslo/Gardermoen in February 1946 then back to tha UK at Wormingford on 3  May, where it and disbanded on the same day.

No 164 Staging Post

This was formed on 21 April 1945 under the control of No 46 Group at Boreham, moving to Warsaw by June 1946 and disbanded on 9 August 1946.

No 165 Staging Post

This was formed on 21 April 1945 under the control of No 46 Group at Boreham and disbanded on 20 December 1945.

No 166 Staging Post

This was formed on 21 April 1945 under the control of No 46 Group at Boreham and disbanded on 10 May 1946.

No 167 Staging Post

This was formed on 12 May 1945 under the control of No 46 Group at Boreham, moving to Prague as part of No 111 Wing on 5 September and disbanded on 12 August 1946.

No 168 Staging Post

This was formed on 21 May 1945 under the control of No 111 Wing at Boreham.  It was transferred to No 46 Group on 1 July, moving to Norway on 3 July, becoming established at Stavanger/Sola on 13 July.  On 21 November it returned to Boreham, where it disbanded on 20 December 1945.

No 169 Staging Post

This was formed on 12 April 1945 under the control of No 111 Wing at Boreham.   It moved to Norway on 29 June, was transferred to No 46 Group on 1 July and became established at Trondheim/Vaernes on 13 July.  On 14 November it returned to Boreham, where it disbanded on 2 February 1946.

No 170 Staging Post

This was formed on 12 April 1945 under the control of No 111 Wing at Boreham.   It moved to Tromso/Bardufoss on 3 July and disbanded on 2 February 1946.

No 171 Staging Post

This was formed on 11 April 1945 under the control of No 216 Group at Klagenfurt and disbanded on 12 November 1945.

No 172 Staging Post

This was formed on 11 April 1945 under the control of No 216 Group at Verona probably never became operational.

No 173 Staging Post

This was formed on 11 April 1945 under the control of No 216 Group at Udine, moving to Schwechat/Vienna on 7 August.  It was transferred to No 46 Group on 1 February 1946, then to HQ Mediterranean and Middle East on 25 April and was redesignated RAF Schwechat (No 173 SP) on 1 June 1947.

No 189 Staging Post

The nucleus of this unit travelled to Australia in HMT Andes and was formed on 8 August 1945 under the control of No 300 Wing at Guildford, Perth, Western Australia and disbanded on 21 March 1946.

No 190 Staging Post

The nucleus of this unit travelled to Australia in HMT Andes and was formed on 4 August 1945 under the control of No 300 Wing at Learmouth, Australia and disbanded on 26 March 1946.

No 191 Staging Post

The nucleus of this unit travelled to Australia in HMT Andes after being formed at No 5 PDC.  It arrived at Gawler near Adelaide on 7 August 1945 under the control of No 300 Wing before moving to Learmouth on 22 November.  On 20 December all the personnel were posted and it disbanded on 18 January 1946.

No 192 Staging Post

The nucleus of this unit travelled to Australia in HMT Andes and was formed on 3 August 1945 under the control of No 300 Wing at Essendon, Melbourne and disbanded on 30 March 1946.

No 193 Staging Post

The nucleus of this unit travelled to Australia in HMT Andes and was formed on 3 August 1945 under the control of No 300 Wing at Garbutt, Townsville and disbanded on 28 February 1946.

No 194 Staging Post

The nucleus of this unit travelled to Australia in HMT Andes and was formed on 1 August 1945 under the control of No 300 Wing at Archerfield, Brisbane and disbanded on 7 February 1946.

No 195 Staging Post

This was formed by I January 1945 under the control of No 300 Wing at Leyte, Philippines and disbanded on 23 February 1946.

It reformed from No 157 SP on 10 March 1946 under the control of No 118 Wing at Labuan and disbanded on 30 April 1946.

No 196 Staging Post

This was formed on 1 August 1945 at Palau, later moving to Morotai.  It moved to Macassar in the Celebes on 12 January 1946 and disbanded on 6 February 1946.

No 197 Staging Post

This was formed on 1 August 1945 under the control of No 300 Wing at Sorido and disbanded on 26 March 1946.

No 198 Staging Post

This was formed on 1 August 1945 under the control of No 300 Wing at Momote and disbanded on 16 February 1946.

No 199 Staging Post

This was formed on 1 August 1945 under the control of No 300 Wing at Gurney Litto and disbanded in Port Moresby on 20 February 1946.

No 200 Staging Post

This was formed on 25 May 1945 under the control of Tiger Force at Ibsley.  It was transferred to ACSEA on 29 August and arrived at Seletar in October but then moved onto Kai Tak in No 232 Group on 14 November.  After moving to Shanghai in January 1946 it was redesignated RAF Shanghai on 30 April (No 200 SP) and disbanded on 20 November 1946.

No 201 Staging Post

This was formed on 25 May 1945 under the control of Tiger Force at Ibsley.  It was transferred to ACSEA on 29 August and arrived at Seletar in October but then moved onto Kai Tak in No 232 Group on 14 November where it disbanded on 1 June 1946.

No 202 Staging Post

This was formed on 18 June 1945 under the control of No 229 Group at Drigh Road.  It absorbed No 8 Ferry Unit on 25 June and disbanded on 15 March 1946.

No 203 Staging Post

This was formed on 13 July 1945 under the control of No 900 Wing, No 229 Group at Comilla and disbanded on 25 February 1946.

No 204 Staging Post

This was formed from No 8 SP detachment on 13 July 1945 under the control of No 910 Wing at Meiktila.  It was transferred to No 232 Group by January 1946 and was redesignated RAF Meiktila (No 204 SP) on 30 April 1946.

No 205 Staging Post

This was formed on 13 July 1945 under the control of No 229 Group at Jharsuguda, moving to Seletar in January 1946 and disbanded on 21 December 1945.

No 206 Staging Post

This was formed on 13 July 1945 under the control of No 229 Group at Chittagong/Patenga.  It was transferred to No 232 Group on 28 October and disbanded on 31 January 1947.

No 207 Staging Post

This was formed on 13 July 1945 under the control of No 229 Group at Akyab.  By October it was under No 232 Group and was redesignated RAF Akyab (No 207 SP) on 15 February 1946, finally being disbanded on 15 July 1946.

No 208 Staging Post

This was formed on 13 July 1945 under the control of No 229 Group at Ramree.  By January 1946 it was at Pegu under the control of No 232 Group and disbanded on 30 April, but a SP remained in operation at Pegu until on 1 August 1946.

No 209 Staging Post

This was formed from No 154 SP detachment on 12 August 1945 under the control of No 900 Wing at Arkonam.  It was transferred to No 228 Group on 28 October and by 14 November was at Agartala, where it disbanded on 4 March 1946.

No 210 Staging Post

This was to be formed on 13 July 1945 under the control of No 229 Group at Montwa but formation was cancelled.

No 210 Staging Post

This was formed on 21 August 1945 under the control of No 229 Group at Chakulia and disbanded into RAF Chakulia on 27 May 1946.

No 211 Staging Post

This was formed on in November 1945 at Seletar, moving to Iwakuni in December and disbanded on 30 April 1946.

No 212 Staging Post

This was formed from No 61 SP detachment on 8 October 1945 under the control of  at Campoformido, moving to Treviso on 30 November and disbanded at Benina on 31 January 1946.

No 213 Staging Post

This was formed on in October 1945 under the control of No 117 Wing at Alipore and disbanded on 30 November 1945.

No 214 Staging Post

This was formed on 7 January 1946 under the control of No 118 Wing at Balikpapan, moving to Labuan on 12 January 1946 but disbanded at Balikpapan on 18 April 1946.

No 215 Staging Post

This was formed on 12 January 1946 under the control of No 215 Group at Amboina but its fate is unknown.

Surplus Aircrew Centre

This was formed on 14 March 1943 at Poona and was redesignated Aircrew Transit Pool on 15 June 1943.

Suspended Air Crews Section

This was formed between July 1942 and January 1943 under the control of No 20 Group at Blackpool and disbanded in April/May 1943.

Transit Camp

This was formed on 13 March 1943 at Reykjavik, Iceland but its fate is unknown.

No 5 Transit Camp

This was formed from a previously un-numbered unit on 28 November 1943 under the control of  at Chittagong.  From July 1945 it was referred to as No 5 Personnel Transit Camp and disbanded on 31 December 1945.

No 6 Transit Camp

This was formed from a previously un-numbered unit on 28 November 1943 under the control of  at Dohazari, moving to Sylhet on 19 April 1945 remaining until at least 19 May but by January 1946 it was at Calcutta and disbanded on 31 July 1946.

No 7 Transit Camp

See No 7 Personnel Transit Camp

No 8 Transit Camp

See No 8 Personnel Transit Camp

No 9 Transit Camp

This was formed by 15 September 1944 under the control of No 229 Group at Toj Bhandas but its fate is unknown.

No 10 Transit Camp

This was formed on in July 1944 at Dehra Dun and disbanded on in November 1945.

No 25 Transit Camp

This was formed on 23 January 1945 at Imphal.  From July 1945 it was referred to as No 25 Personnel Transit Camp and disbanded on 10 September 1945, being replaced by No 62 PDC.

No 26 Transit Camp

This was formed on 23 January 1945 at Rangoon and was redesignated No 26 Personnel Transit Centre on 27 December 1954.

Transit Flight

This was formed by January 1943 at Luqa and disbanded on 28 February 1944, its tasking being passed to a new No 64 SP and No 31 ADRU.

Transport Command Staging Post

This was formed from RAF Unit Northolt on 1 July 1955 at Northolt and disbanded on 12 July 1955.

Transport Diversion Terminal Unit

This was formed on an unknown date under the control of No 44 Group at Nutts Corner and disbanded on 25 April 1946.

WAAF (Polish) Holding Unit

This was formed on 11 March 1944 under the control of No 28 Group at Redcar and disbanded on in July 1944.

Yugoslav Holding Unit

This was formed on 28 February 1944 under the control of AHQ Eastern Mediterranean at Benina and disbanded on 6 August 1944.

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