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RAF Stations - A

[Definition of a RAF Station]


 [Abbotsinch |Aberporth | Abingdon | Aboukir | Abu Sueir | Abu Sultan | Acaster Malbis | Accra | Acklington | Agra | Ahlhorn | Ajaccio | Akrotiri | Akyab | Alconbury | Aldergrove | Aldermaston | Alness | Al Udeid | Ambala | Amman | Amriya | Andover | Andreas | Andrews Field | Annan | Ansty | Apapa | Aqir | Arkonam | Asansol | Ascension | Ascot | Ashbourne | Asmara | Aston Down | Atcham | Attlebridge | Augusta | Ayr]

RAF Abbotsinch

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

No 2 Coastal Patrol Flt (9 Oct 1939 - 27 May 1940)

No 6 Aircraft Assembly Unit (1940 - 1943)

No 418 Flt (18 - 21 Jul 1940)

Torpedo Training Unit (19 Mar 1940 - 14 Nov 1942)

309 Sqn (7 Oct - 6 Nov 1940)

232 Sqn (19 - 21 Jul 1941)

No 1441 (Combined  Operations Development) Flt (20 Jan - 19 Oct 1942)

239 Sqn (3 - 14 May 1942)

225 Sqn (13 - 19 May 1942)

No 1680 (Western Isles) Communication Flt (24 May 1943 - 6 Mar 1944)

Glasgow University Air Sqn (Oct 1946 - 1 Dec 1950)

No 1967 Reserve AOP Flt, No 666 Sqn (5 Dec 1952 - 2 Feb 1954, 1 Sep 1955 - 10 Mar 1957)

No 663 Volunteer Gliding School (16 Nov 1959 - xxx 196x)

Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde Air Sqn (

No 4 Air Experience Flt (Jan 1997 - Current)

Location

County: - Renfrewshire

Lat/Long:  55:52:10N  04:25:45W

Grid Ref - NS479670

Height Above Sea Level - 18 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened: - 1932

Transferred to Royal Navy: - 1939

Notes

It became Glasgow Airport on 2 May 1966

Main units: -

602 Sqn (20 Jan 1933 - 7 Oct 1939, 10 May 1946 - 15 Apr 1951, 13 Jul 1951 - 15 Apr 1952, 18 Jun 1954 - 10 Mar 1957)

21 Sqn (25 Jul - 3 Nov 1936)

34 Sqn (30 Jul - 3 Nov 1936)

269 Sqn (30 Dec 1936 - 17 Jan 1938, 24 Mar - 29 Sep 1938, 6 Oct 1938 - 24 Aug 1939)

Detachments**

No 21 Sqn (Mar - May 1942)

88 Sqn (Aug - Sep 1941)

254 Sqn (Jul - Oct 1942)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, FAA Archive WebsiteOfficers Commanding,

RAF Aberporth

RAF Aberporth badge

Main units (continued): -

'X' Flt, No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit  (3 Sep 1940 - 1 Nov 1942)

'L' Flt, No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit  (29 Oct 1940 - 1 Nov 1942)

'Q' Flt, No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit  (30 Jun 1941- 1 Nov 1942)

'B' Flt, No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (2 Oct 1941 - 9 Mar 1942)

'O' Flt, No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (May 1942 - 23 Jul 1942)

Sub-site, No 7 Maintenance Unit (xxx - xxx1940)

No 1608 (Anti-Aircraft Co-operation) Flt (1 Nov 1942 - 1 Dec 1943)

No 1609 (Anti-Aircraft Co-operation) Flt (1 Nov 1942 - 1 Dec 1943)

No 1621 (Anti-Aircraft Co-operation) Flt (1 Nov 1942 - 1 Dec 1943)

Combined Services Projectile Development Establishment (Sep 1943 - xxx 1945)

595 Sqn (1 Dec 1943 - 27 Apr 1946)

RAF Unit (MoS) Aberporth (1 Aug 1953 - 30 Jun 1958)

Guided Weapons Range Unit (1 Jul 1958 - 19 Mar 1965)

Bloodhound (Mk 2) Firing Unit (2 Nov 1964 - 18 Dec 1975)

No 23 Joint Services trials Unit (1 Oct 1971 - 22 Jan 1973)

No 29 Joint Services trials Unit (15 Sep 1980 - 30 Jun 1982)

No 636 Volunteer Gliding School (5 Oct 1996- 1 Dec 2001)

Location

County: - Cardiganshire (Ceredigion)

Lat/Long:  52:07:00N  04:33:15W

Grid Ref - SN250494

Height Above Sea Level - 400 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened: - 1940

No 70 Group (1944)

Closed: -

Notes

 

Detachments

No 6 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (23 Jan - 24 May 1941)

No 7 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (24 Apr 1941 - Jan 1942)

No 76 Wing Calibration Flt (4 - 7 May 1942)

No 6 Air Observers School (28 Jun 1942 - 9 Jan 1943)

667 Sqn (1 Jul - xxx 1945)

University of Wales Air Sqn (xxx xxxx - xxx xxxx)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Officers Commanding,

RAF Abingdon

RAF Abingdon badge

Main units (continued): -

1 Blind Approach Training Flt (12 Jan 1941 - Oct 1941)

Oxford University Air Sqn (Apr 1941 - 14 Dec 1945)

No 43 Group Communications Flt (xxx 1941 - 1 Jan 1946)

HQ No 91 Group (11 May 1942 - 14 Apr 1947)

1501 Beam Approach Training Flt (Oct 1941 - 18 Apr 1943)

No 731 Sqn (19 Dec 1941 - 1 Feb 1942)

No 2731 Sqn RAF Regiment (1 Feb 1942 - xxx xxxx)

Southampton University Air Sqn (Apr - May 1942)

91 Group Communications Flt (11 May 1942 - 9 Apr 1947)

91 Air Gunners Instructors School (Apr 1943 -

1682 Bomber (Defence) Training Flt (1 Jul 1943 - 2 Jul 1943)

1341 (Special Duties) Flt (1 Jun 1944 - Jun 1944, Aug 1944 - 1944)

525 Sqn (31 Oct 1946 - 1 Dec 1946)

No 4525 Servicing Echelon (31 Oct – 1 Dec 1946)

130 Gliding School (9 Nov 1946 - 20 Apr 1951)

238 Sqn (1 Dec 1946 - 5 Nov 1947)

No 4238 Servicing Echelon (1 Dec 1946 – 5 Nov 1947)

46 Sqn (16 Dec 1946 - 24 Nov 1947)

No 4046 Servicing Echelon (24 Dec 1946 – 24 Nov 1947)

Oxford University Air Sqn (20 Dec 1946 - 14 Apr 1949)

HQ, No 4 Group (1 May 1947 - 14 Feb 1948)

No 4 Group Communications Flt (26 Apr 1947 - 2 Feb 1948)

27 Sqn (1 - 24 Nov 1947, 1 Mar - 10 Jun 1950)

30 Sqn (1 - 24 Nov 1947, 27 Nov 1950 - 2 May 1952)

51 Sqn (8 Dec 1947 - Jun 1949)

No 4051 Servicing Echelon (1 Dec 1947 - xxx xxxx)

59 Sqn (1 Dec 1947 - 25 Jun 1949)

242 Sqn (1 Dec 1947 - 25 Jun 1949)

No 47 Group Communications Flt (15 Apr 1948 - 1 Nov 1949)

Transport Command Development Unit (1 Jul 1949 -28 Feb 1950)

Army Air Transport & Development Unit (2 Jul 1949 - 1951+)

HQ, No 46 Group (1 Nov 1949 - 31 Mar 1950)

No 46 Group Communications Flt ( 1 Nov 1949 - 31 Mar 1950)

Air Transport Development Flt (1 Mar 1950 - 1 Jun 1965)

No 1 Parachute School (10 Jun 1950 - 1 Nov 1953)

No 1342 Ferry Unit (xxx 1951 - 1 Feb 1953)

Transport Command Training and Development Flt (14 Oct 1951 - 16 Jan 1956)

No 1 Parachute School (10 Jun 1950 - 1 Nov 1953)

Overseas Ferry Unit (19 Mar 1951 - 1 Feb 1953)

No 3 Long Range Ferry Unit (1952 - 1 Feb 1953)

Ferry Training Unit (5 Aug 1952 - 9 Apr 1953)

Transport Command Air Support Flt (Jan 1953 - 14 Sep 1954)

147 Sqn (1 Feb 1953 - 16 Apr 1953)

167 Sqn (1 Feb 1953 - 16 Apr 1953)

24 Sqn (6 May 1953 - 1 Jan 1957)

47 Sqn (13 May 1953 - 28 Jun 1963)

No 1 Parachute Training School (1 Nov 1953 - 31 Dec 1975)

1312 Flt (14 Sep 1954 - 1 Apr 1957)

53 Sqn (1 Jan 1957 - 28 Jun 1963)

47/53 Sqn (28 Jun 1963 - 31 Oct 1967)

Air Transport Development Unit (1 Jun 1965 - Jan 1968)

Air Movement Development Unit (Nov 1959 - 31 May 1965)

UK Mobile Air Movements Sqn (1 May 1966 - 1 Feb 1974)

Andover Training Flt (1 Jul 1966 - 9 Sep 1970)

46 Sqn (1 Dec 1966 - 9 Sep  1970)

52 Sqn (1 Dec 1966 - 22 Dec 1966)

Air Support Command Examining Unit (1 Aug 1967 - 1 Sep 1972)

Joint Air Transport Establishment (Apr 1971 - 31 Dec 1975)

46 Group Air Transport Examining Unit (1 Sep 1972 - 31 Oct 1973)

University of London Air Sqn (10 Aug 1973 - 31 Jul 1992)

No 6 Air Experience Flt (23 Aug 1973 - 31 Jul 1992)

Oxford University Air Sqn (26 Sep 1975 - 31 Jul 1992)

No 615 Volunteer Gliding School/Sqn (7 Jun 1995 - xx xxx xxxx)

Location

County: - Oxfordshire

5 miles South-West of Oxford

1 North-West of Abingdon

51:41:30N, 01:19:00W

Grid Ref - SU475992

Height Above Sea Level - 245 ft

Railhead - Abingdon

Operational Control: -

Opened: - 1 Sep 1932

Wessex Bombing Area (1932 - Nov 1933)

Central Area (16 Nov 1933 - 1 May 1936)

No 1 Group (1 May 1936 - 24 Aug 1939)

No 6 Group (1939 - 11 May 1942)

No 91 Group (11 May 1942 - 24 Oct 1946)

No 47 Group, Transport Command (24 Oct 1946 - 27 Jun 1949)

No 38 Group (27 Jun 1949 - 1 Sep 1972)

No 46 Group (1 Sep 1972 - 1 Jan 1976)

RAF Support Command (1 Jan 1976 - 1992)

Closed: - 1992?

Notes

Andover entered RAF service (mid 1966)

RAF 50th Anniversary celebrations (Apr 1968)

Main units: -

40 Sqn (8 Oct 1932 - 2 Sep 1939, 1 Dec 1947 - 15 Jun 1949)

Oxford University Air Sqn (3 Nov 1932 - 3 Sep 1939)

HQ Central Area (16 Nov 1933 - 1 May 1936)

XV Sqn (1 Jun 1934 - 2 Sep 1939)

104 Sqn - ex 'C' Flt, 40 Sqn (7 Jan 1936 - 21 Aug 1936)

98 Sqn - ex XV Sqn (17 Feb 1936 - 21 Aug 1936)

HQ No 1 Group (1 May 1936 - 24 Aug 1939)

52 Sqn - ex XV Sqn (18 Jan 1937 - 1 Mar 1937)

62 Sqn - ex 'B' Flt, 40 Sqn (3 May 1937 - 12 Jul 1937)

802 Sqn (4 Nov 1937 - 17 Jan 1938)

185 Sqn - ex 'B' Flt, 40 Sqn (3 Mar 1938 - 1 Sep 1938)

106 Sqn - ex XV Sqn (1 Jun 1938 - 1 Sep 1938)

No 71 Wing [40 & XV Sqns] (24 Aug 1939 - 2 Sep 1939)

103 Sqn (2 Sep 1938 - 1 Apr 1939)

63 Sqn (7 Sep 1939 - 17 Sep 1939)

52 Sqn (9 Sep 1939 - 18 Sep 1939)

166 Sqn (17 Sep 1939 - 6 Apr 1940)

97 Sqn (17 Sep 1939 - 6 Apr 1940)

No 1 Group Pool (18 Sep 1939 - 8 Apr 1940)

No 6 Group Target Towing Flt (27 Dec 1939 - 6 Mar 1940)

No 6 Group Communications Flt (Apr 1940 - 11 May 1942)

No 10 OTU (8 Apr 1940 - 20 Mar 1944)

HQ No 6 Group (1940 - 11 May 1942)

No 150 Sqn (3 - 19 Jun 1940)

No 105 (15 - 18 Jun 1940)

Detachments:-

825 Sqn (3 Nov 1937 - 17 Jan 1938)

7 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (Jun 1940 - Jun 1942)

6 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (8 Mar - xxx 1943)

291 Sqn (12 - 17 Apr 1943)

51 Sqn (24 Nov - 8 Dec 1947)

32 Sqn (Feb 1969 - Sep 1970)

Links to related sites/pages

Control Towers website, Officers Commanding, Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Aboukir

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Main units (continued): -

142 Sqn (13 - 26 Oct 1935, 5 - 20 Nov 1936)

Fleet Air Arm Reserve Pilots Pool (25 Oct - 30 Nov 1935)

64 Sqn (1 - 16 Aug 1936)

No 1 Ammunition & Petrol Depot (26 Sep - 5 Oct 1938)

No 102 Maintenance Unit (1 Nov 1938 - 1 Jan 1939)

No 1 Middle East Air Stores Park (25 - 28 Aug 1939)

No 103 Maintenance Unit (12 Nov 1939 - 30 Oct 1946)

228 Sqn (19 Jul - 13 Sep 1940)

No 32 Air Stores Park (1 Oct 1940 - 20 Mar 1941)

No 53 Repair & Salvage Unit (1 Oct 1940 - Mar 1941, 1 Jul - Oct 1941)

Air Stores Park (Middle East), Force 'Y'  (11 - 13 Nov 1940)

Middle East Pool (xxx - May 1941)

208 Sqn (28 Apr - 1 May 1941)

230 Sqn (19 Jun 1941 - 3 Jul 1942)

Yugoslav Flt (xxx - xxx 1941)

HQ, No 258 (Semi-mobile Advanced Fighter) Wing (1 Nov 1941 - 1 Jan 1942)

High Flying Flt (xxx - xxx 1942)

HQ, No 248 (General Reconnaissance/Torpedo Bomber) Wing (6 - 15 Jun 1942)

123 Sqn (19 Jun - 19 Jul 1942)

No 24 Personnel Transit Centre (1 Jul 1942 - 8 Jan 1946)

No 4 Repair & Salvage Unit (26 Nov 1942 - 10 Jan 1943)

No 404 Air Sores Park (4 Jun - 13 Aug 1943)

Special Performance Flt (xxx xxxx - xxx xxxx)

No 2 Air Stores Park (26 Nov 1942 - 10 Jan 1943)

No 4 ( Middle East) Aircraft Repair Unit (13 Feb - 11 May 1943)

No 3232 Servicing Commando (7 May - 10 Jun 1943)

975 (Balloon) Sqn (28 Jul - 11 Aug 1943)

No 125 Maintenance Unit (18 Mar - 1 May 1944)

No 63 Repair & Salvage Unit (5 - 21 Apr 1944)

No 373 Air Sores Park (17 Sep 1944 - 22 Jan 1947)

No 372 Repair & Salvage Unit (17 Sep - 22 Oct 1944)

252 Sqn (6 - 10 Feb 1945)

Location

Country: - Egypt

Lat/Long:  31:19N  30:04E Approx

Height above sea level: 

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Main units: -

HQ, 20th (Reserve) Wing (25 Jul 1916 - 31 May 1917)

HQ, 20th (Training) Wing (31 May 1917 - 22 Jan 1919)

'X' Aircraft Depot (26 Jul 1916 - Apr 1920)

No 22 Reserve Sqn (24 Aug 1916 - 31 May 1917)

No 23 Reserve Sqn (24 Aug 1916 - 31 May 1917)

No 3 School of Instruction (25 Nov 1916 - 15 Feb 1917)

School of Aerial Gunnery (5 May 1917 - 5 Sep 1918)

No 22 Training Sqn (31 May 1917 - 1 Dec 1918)

No 23 Training Sqn (31 May 1917 - 1 Dec 1918)

No 3 Cadet Wing (1 Jul 1917 - Aug 1919)

No 60 Training Depot Station (1 Dec 1918 - 22 Jul 1919)

Aeroplane Supply Depot Egypt (17 Jul 1919 - 7 Oct 1925)

Eastern Aircraft Factory (xxx 1917 - 17 Jul 1919)

145 Sqn (15 May - 1 Jun 1918)

56 Sqn (1 Feb 1920 - 23 Sep 1922)

Stores Depot (Apr 1920 - 7 Oct 1925)

Engine Repair Depot (xxx 1920 -7 Oct 1925)

No 4 Flying Training School (1 Apr 1921 - 1 Sep 1939)

Aircraft Depot, Middle East (xxx xxxx - 7 Oct 1925)

RAF Depot, Middle East (7 Oct 1925 - 12 Nov 1939)

Cape-Cairo Flt (10 - xx Jan 1926, 29 May - 9 Jun 1926, 20 Mar 1927 - xxx 1928, 1 Mar - 28 Apr 1928, 1 - 10 Feb 1929)

204 Sqn (27 Sep - 22 Oct 1935)

29 Sqn (13 - 31 Oct 1935, 6 - 12 Aug 1936)

33 Sqn (13 - 25 Oct 1935)

Detachments**

208 Sqn (Nov 1936 - Dec 1938)

112 Sqn (Apr - May 1941)

237 Sqn (Feb - Apr 1944)

294 Sqn (Mar 1944 - Jun 1945)

94 Sqn (Aug - Oct 1944)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo of general area on Google Maps,

RAF Abu Sueir

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

272 Sqn (28 May - 14 Jun 1941)

No 31 Air Stores Park (3 Jun - 12 Oct 1941)

46 Sqn (16 Jul - 10 Sep 1941)

HQ, No 259 Wing (14 - 21 Jul 1941)

No 38 Air Stores Park (2 - 11 Sep 1941)

No 109 Maintenance Unit (26 Nov 1941- 13 Feb 1942, 22 Feb 1943 - xxx xxxx)

No 58 Repair & Salvage Unit (23 Nov 1941 - xxx xxxx)

89 Sqn (10 Dec 1941 - 28 Jan 1943)

40 Sqn (1 May - 23 Jun 1942, 31 Oct 1945 - 17 Sep 1946)

No 51 Repair & Salvage Unit (xxx 1942 - Jan 1943)

Glider Training Unit (1 Jun - 6 Nov 1942)

HQ, No 249 (Heavy Bomber) Wing (28 Jun - 1 Jul 1942)

37 Sqn (29 Jun - 6 Nov 1942)

No 37 Air Stores Park (29 Jun - 1 Jul 1942)

HQ, No 231 Wing (29 Jun - 1 Jul 1942,10 Jul - 6 Nov 1942)

70 Sqn (29 Jun - 6 Nov 1942)

Aircraft Replacement Pool, Western Desert (Jul - 25 Nov 1942)

No 58 Refuelling and Re-arming Party (Aug 1942)

HQ, No 3 (SAAF) Wing (1 Dec 1942 - 11 Jan 1943)

No 73 Operational Training Unit (17 Feb 1943 - 21 Jun 1944)

No 1675 Heavy Conversion Unit (14 Aug 1944 - 12 Oct 1945)

104 Sqn (31 Oct 1945 - 1 Jul 1946)

HQ, No 236 Wing (3 Nov 1945 - 17 Sep 1946)

'D' Flt, Mediterranean and Middle East Communication Sqn (Jan - Dec 1946)

HQ, RAF Mediterranean and Middle East (Rear) (10 Dec 1946 - 1 Jun 1949)

HQ Middle East Air Force (Rear) (1 Jun 1949 - 1 Dec 1954)

208 Sqn (19 Oct 1951 - 17 Jan 1956)

6 Sqn (13 - 27 Nov 1951, 28 Jan - 31 May 1952)

13 Sqn (1 Jan 1955 - 10 Feb 1956)

114 Sqn (1 Dec 1955 - 20 Mar 1956)

84 Sqn (5 Dec 1955 - 11 Mar 1956)

Location

Country: - Egypt

Lat/Long:  30:34N  32:06E Approx

Height above sea level: 

Operational Control: -

Opened - Sep 1917

Closed - Apr 1956

Notes

Main units: -

No 195 Training Sqn (9 Aug 1917 - 21 Jul 1918)

No 57 Training Sqn (12 Oct 1917 - 21 Jul 1918)

145 Sqn (1 Jun - 25 Aug 1918)

No 17 Training Depot Station (21 Jul - Oct 1918)

No 16 Training Depot Station (Nov 1918 - 6 Jul 1919)

No 20 Training Depot Station (xxx 1918 - Feb 1919)

No 18 Training Depot Station (14 Apr - 10 May 1919)

69th (Training) Wing (xxx - xxx 1919)

No 58 Training Sqn (14 Apr - 10 May 1919)

214 Sqn (Aug 1919 - 1 Feb 1920)

216 Sqn (Jul 1920 - 15 Apr 1921)

No 4 Flying Training School (1 Apr 1921 - 1 Sep 1939)

Aircraft Storage Unit, Abu Suier (xxx 1938 - 1 Jan 1939)

No 102 Maintenance Unit (1 Jan 1939 - 1 Feb 1942)

Pilot Training Unit & Reinforcement Pool (6 Sep 1939 - 24 Jun 1940)

Subsidiary Repair Depot (7 Sep 1939 - xxx xxxx)

Navigation Training School (12 Nov 1939 - 22 Jun 1940)

80 Sqn (8 - 19 Nov 1940)

Aircraft Reception Party (16 Mar 1941 - xxx xxxx)

450 Sqn (12 May - 23 Jun 1941)

Ferry Pool (12 May - 1 Oct 1941)

213 Sqn (22 May - 2 Jul 1941)

Detachments**

252 Sqn (Apr - Jun 1941)

458 Sqn [ground crew only] (Mar - Sep 1942)

46 Sqn (May 1942 - Dec 1944)

223 Sqn (Sep 1942 - Mar 1943)

No 107 Maintenance Unit (1 Oct 1948 - xxx xxxx)

No 1908 AOP Flt (xxx 1955 - 24 Mar 1956)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,  Suez Canal Zone website

RAF Abu Sultan

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 128 Maintenance Unit (25 Apr 1942 - 1 Oct 1955)

 

Location

Country: - Egypt

Lat/Long:  30:24N  32:18E Approx

Height above sea level: 

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Suez Canal Zone website

RAF Acaster Malbis

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

No 601 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (6 Jan – 25 Mar 1942)

RLG for No 15 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit (7 Apr 1942 - 29 Jan 1943)

No 4 Group Servicing Section (xxx 1943 - 11 Oct 1944)

No 4 Group Aircrew School (xx Oct - 3 Nov 1944)

No 4 Aircrew School (3 Nov 1944 - 27 Oct 1945)

No 91 Maintenance Unit (xxx 1944 - 15 Dec 1947, 12 Feb 1949 - 31 Mar 1957)

No 1341 Special Duties Flt (Nov - xxx 1944)

RLG for No 1663 Heavy Conversion Unit (1944)

Sub-site, No 91 Maintenance Unit (15 Dec 1947 - 31 Mar 1948)

No 80 Maintenance Unit (21 Jan - 12 Dec 1947)

Sub-site, No 93 Maintenance Unit (1 Apr - 1 Aug 1957)

Location

County: - West Yorkshire

Lat/Long:  53:52:44N  01:07:12W

Grid Ref - SE578430

Height Above Sea Level - 30 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened: - 1942

No 7 Group (1944)

Closed: - 1946

Notes

Main Units:

601 Sqn (6 Jan - 25 Mar 1942 )

Detachments**

No 15 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit (7 Apr 1942 - 29 Jan 1943)

No 1658 Heavy Conversion Unit (1944)

No 1663 Heavy Conversion Unit (1944)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Control Towers website,

RAF Accra

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 5 Ferry Control (7 Dec 1942 - xxx 1943)

No 37 Personnel Transit Centre (1 Aug 1943 - 30 Mar 1944)

HQ, No 114 (Transport) Wing (1 Sep 1943 - 1 Sep 1945)

No 55 Staging Post (23 Sep 1943 - 1 Jul 1946)

No 21 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (1 May - xxx 1944, xxx xxxx - 10 May 1943)

No 1314 Transport Flt (4 Aug 1944 - 1 Nov 1945)

West Africa Communication Flt (18 Jul - 1 Nov 1945)

West Africa Transport & Communication Sqn (1 Nov 1945 - 15 Jul 1946)

Location

Country: - Ghana

Lat/Long:  05:36:18N   00:10:00W

Height Above Sea Level:  205 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It may now be the location of Kotoka International Airport, a joint civil and military airfield.

Detachments**

200 Sqn (Jun 1941 - Mar 1943)

82 Sqn (Oct 1946 - Jun 1947)

541 Sqn (Feb - Oct 1946)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Acklington

RAF Acklington badge

Main Units (continued): -

25 Sqn (19 Dec 1943 - 5 Feb 1944, 5 Jan - 27 Feb 1948)

130 Sqn (21 Dec 1943 - 4 Jan 1944, 24 - 27 Jan 1946, 17 Jun – 23 Jul 1946)

HQ No 24 Wing (16 Feb - 15 Mar 1944)

147 Airfield HQ (16 Feb 1944 - 11 May 1944)

409 Sqn (23 Feb - 30 Apr 1944)

56 Sqn (23 Feb - 7 Mar 1944)

222 Sqn (25 Feb - 10 Mar 1944, 15 Jun - 15 Aug 1956)

164 Sqn (8 - 16 Mar 1944)

322 Sqn (10 Mar - 25 Aug 1944)

266 Sqn (15 Mar - 23 Mar 1944)

609 Sqn (21 Mar - 1 Apr 1944)

No 6266 Servicing Echelon (22 – 23 Mar 1944)

No 6609 Servicing Echelon (22 Mar – 1 Apr 1944)

59 OTU (26 Feb - 6 Jun 1945)

No 6168 Servicing Echelon (26 Feb 1945)

No 6257 Servicing Echelon (3 – 5 Mar 1945)

289 Sqn (7 - 18 May 1945)

19 Sqn (23 May - 13 Aug 1945)

No 6019 Servicing Echelon (23 May – 13 Aug 1945)

291 Sqn (5 - 26 Jun 1945)

140 Sqn (12 Jul - 19 Sep 1945)

No 6140 Servicing Echelon (12 Jul - 19 Sep 1945)

219 Sqn (14 Aug 1945 - 1 May  1946)

No 6029 Servicing Echelon (18 Aug – 7 Sep 1945)

263 Sqn (21 Sep 1945 - 24 Jan 1946)

No 6263 Servicing Echelon (21 Sep 1945 – 24 Jan 1946, 1 Mar – 2 Apr 1946)

No 6219 Servicing Echelon (29 Oct 1945 – 25 Apr 1946)

No 6130 Servicing Echelon (24 – 27 Jan 1946, 17 Jun – 23 Jul 1946)

No 1 Fighter Command Servicing Unit (24 Apr - 1 May 1946)

Armament Practice Station (1 May 1946 - 27 Jun 1956)

No 6001 Servicing Echelon (17 Jun – 22 Jul 1946, 24 Feb - 1 Apr 1947)

85 Sqn (7 Aug - 5 Sep 1946, 16 - 30 Jun 1947, 5 Jan - 26 Feb 1948) 

54 Sqn (9 - 27 Aug 1946)

266 Sqn (23 Sep – 31 Oct 1946)

No 6266 Servicing Echelon (23 Sep – 31 Oct 1946, 5 Jul – 1 Aug 1948)

56 Sqn (10 Nov 1946 - 3 Jan 1947)

No 6056 Servicing Echelon (5 Nov – 20 Dec 1946)

41 Sqn (11 Nov - 20 Dec 1946)

Fighter Armament Trials Unit (Nov 1946 - Jul 1956)

91 Sqn (6 - 31 Jan 1947)

No 6091 Servicing Echelon (6 – 31 Jan 1947)

No 6141 Servicing Echelon (6 – 15 Feb 1947)

257 Sqn (12 Jan - 16 Feb 1947)

No 6257 Servicing Echelon (6 Jan – 14 Feb 1947)

257 Sqn (12 Jan - 16 Feb 1947)

92 Sqn (31 Jan - 15 Feb 1947)

No 6092 Servicing Echelon (31 Jan – 15 Feb 1947)

29 Sqn (26 Feb - 31 Mar 1947, 16 Jun - 24 Jul 1947, 5 Jan - 26 Feb 1948, 14 Jan 1957 - 22 Jul 1958)

23 Sqn (28 Apr - 6 Jun 1947, 4 Oct - 16 Nov 1948)

No 6023 Servicing Echelon (28 Apr 1947 – 1 Apr 1948)

264 Sqn (28 Apr - 5 Jun 1947, 7 - 25 Aug 1952)

247 Sqn (7 Oct - 27 Nov 1947)

64 Sqn (8 Mar - 30 Apr 1948)

65 Sqn (22 Mar - 12 May 1948)

No 6065 Servicing Echelon (23 Mar - 12 May 1948)

501 Sqn (2 - 16 Aug 1951)

610 Sqn (18 Aug - 1 Sep 1951)

500 Sqn (20 - 31 Aug 1951)

607 Sqn (10 Sep - 10 Oct 1951)

151 Sqn (15 Jun - 15 Aug 1956)

66 Sqn (14 Feb 1957 - 30 Sep 1960)

'A' Flt 275 Sqn (9 Oct 1957 - 1 Sep 1959)

'A' Flt, 228 Sqn (1 Sep 1959 - 28 Aug 1964)

'A' Flt, 202 Sqn (28 Aug 1964 - Aug 1969, xxx 1970 - 2 Oct 1975)

6 Flying Training School (24 Jul 1961 - 30 Jun 1968)

No 18 Sqn (5 Jan 1968 - 8 Aug 1969)

Location

County: - Northumberland

Lat/Long:  55:18:00N, 01:38:30W

Grid Ref :  NU230010

Height Above Sea Level:  120 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened: - 1938

No 25 (Armament) Group (xx xxx 1938 - 3 Sep 1939)

No 13 Group (3 Sep 1939 - xx xxx xxxx)

No 12 Group (xx xxx xxxx - 10 Mar 1944)

No 85 Group

No 81 Group (25 Feb 1952 - xx xxx xxxx)

No 23 Group (4 Aug 1961 - 30 Jun 1968)

No 38 Group (Jun 1968 - 1972)

Closed: - 1972

Notes

Built on the site of a WW1 landing ground, which was used by No 77 Squadron

A Soviet military mission visited the station in July 1943 to observe night fighter techniques.

The airfield was closed in June 1944 for reconstruction work to undertaken.

The station was placed on care and maintenance in 1972 and eventually was sold off to become the site of a prison and the airfield has become an open cast mine.

Main units: -

No 7 Armament Training Camp (1 Dec 1937 - 1 Apr 1938)

No 7 Armament Training Station (1 Apr - 15 Nov 1938)

No 2 Air Observers School (15 Nov 1938 - 3 Sep 1939)

152 Sqn (2 Oct 1939 - 12 Jul 1940)

609 Sqn (6 - 17 Oct 1939, 21 Mar - 1 Apr 1944)

607 Sqn  (9 Oct - 15 Nov 1939)

111 Sqn (27 Oct - 7 Dec 1939)

43 Sqn (18 Nov 1939 - 26 Feb 1940, 4 Oct 1941 -16 Jun 1942)

Fighter Flt (22 Nov 1939 - xx Jul 1940)

46 Sqn (10 Dec 1939 - 17 Jan 1940)

72 Sqn (2 Mar - 1 Jun 1940, 5 Jun - 31 Aug 1940, 19 Dec 1940 - 8 Jul 1941)

610 Sqn (2 - 6 Jun 1940, 13 Sep - 19 Dec 1940)

79 Sqn (13 Jul - 27 Aug 1940)

32 Sqn (27 Aug - 15 Dec 1940)

258 Sqn (14 Dec 1940 - 1 Feb 1941)

315 Sqn (21 Jan - 13 Mar 1941)

317 Sqn (22 Feb -29 Apr 1941)

406 Sqn (10 May 1941 - 19 Jan 1942)

74 Sqn (9 Jul - 3 Oct 1941)

13 Group Target Towing Flt (Aug - 8 Dec 1941)

No 3004 Servicing Echelon (14 Nov 1941 – 22 Jan 1943, 9 Feb – 23 Mar 1943)

1490 Flt (8 Dec 1941 - 4 Sep 1942)

1460 Flt (15 Dec 1941 - 2 Sep 1942)

141 Sqn (29 Jan - 23 Jun 1942, 9 Jan - 15 Feb 1947, 28 Apr - 5 Jun 1947)

219 Sqn (23 Jun - 21 Oct 1942)

1 Sqn (8 Jul 1942 - 9 Feb 1943, 17 Jun - 22 Jul 1946, 24 Feb - 1 Apr 1947)

539 Sqn (2 Sep 1942 - 25 Jan 1943)

410 Sqn (20 Oct 1942 - 23 Feb 1943)

198 Sqn (9 Feb - 24 Mar 1943)

409 Sqn (23 Feb - 19 Dec 1943, 5 Feb - 1 Mar 1944)

No 3012 Servicing Echelon (23 Mar – 8 Jun 1943, 20 Jul – 25 Aug 1943)

350 Sqn (23 Mar - 8 Jun 1943, 20 Jul - 25 Aug 1943)

No 6 Air Armament Practice Camp (1 - 17 Jun 1943)

416th Night Fighter Sqn, USAAF (10 Jun  - 4 Aug 1943)

1630 Flt (17 Jun - 1 Dec 1943)

349 Sqn (25 Aug - 22 Oct 1943)

316 Sqn (22 Sep 1943 - 15 Feb 1944)

No 3 Aircraft Delivery Flt (8 - 22 Nov 1943)

No 4 Aircraft Delivery Flight (25 Nov 1943 - 8 Mar 1944)

Detachments:**

245 Sqn (Feb - Mar 1940)

600 Sqn (13 Oct 1940 - Nov 1940)

232 Sqn (1 Nov - xxx 1940)

'B' Flt, 141 Sqn (1 May - 7 Aug 1941)

'A' Flt 410 Sqn (5Aug - 2 Sep 1941)

19 Sqn (Sep - xxx 1941)

'A' Flt, 141 Sqn (18 - 28 Jan 1942)

'A' Flt, 167 Sqn (23 - 29 May 1942)

242 Sqn (28 May - 31 Aug 1942)

'A' Flt, 198 Sqn (7 - 9 Jan 1943)

257 Sqn (11 Jun - 9 Jul 1942)

278 Sqn (1- 19 Dec 1943)

63 Sqn (21 - 28 Jun 1942, Nov 1942 - Jul 1943)

26 Sqn (20 Jan - 12 Feb 1944)

504 Sqn (29 Apr - 9 Jul 1944)

3 Tactical Exercise Unit (29 May - 13 Jun 1944)

'B' Flt, 309 Sqn (1 Jul - 30 Aug 1944)

No 6309 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (1 Jul – 29 Aug 1944)

291 Sqn (5 Mar - 18 May 1945)

288 Sqn (Aug 1944 - 24 May 1946)

111 Sqn (Dec 1959 - xxx xxxx)

72 Sqn (Dec 1967 - xxx 1968)

Links to related sites/pages

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RAF Agra

 
No Badge authorised

Main units: -

HQ, No 227 Group (1 Oct 1944 - 1 May 1946)

No 227 Group Communication Flt (1 Oct 1944 - 1 May 1946)

No 7 Civil Maintenance Unit? (xxx xxxx - xxx xxxx)

20 Sqn (12 Apr 1946 - 25 Jul 1947)

No 7020 Servicing Echelon (12 Apr – 22 Oct 1946)

30 Sqn (27 Apr - 1 Dec 1946)

No 7030 Servicing Echelon (27 Apr – 22 Oct 1946)

No 4 (Indian) Group (1 May - 15 Jul 1946)

No 4 (Indian) Group Communication Flt (1 May 1946 - 15 Jul 1946

HQ, No 4 (Indian) Wing (15 Jul - 1 Oct 1946)

Location

Country: - Uttar Pradesh, India

Lat/Long:  27:09:21N  77:57:39:E

Height Above Sea Level:  551 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It is now an active Indian Air Force station in Central Air Command (2008)

Detachments*

114 Sqn (Oct 1919 - Apr 1920)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Ahlhorn

 
No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

No 6266 Servicing Echelon (4 – 8 Jun 1945)

No 8 Section, No 422 Aviation Fuel and Ammunition Park (29 Jun 1945 - 1 Jun 1948)

302 Sqn (27 - 31 Aug 1945, 16 Sep - 7 Oct 1946)

317 Sqn (15 Sep 1945 -  Jul 1946, 16 Aug - 7 Oct 1946)

No 6302 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (16 Sep 1945 – 16 Oct 1946)

308 Sqn (16 Sep 1945 - 22 Jan 1946, 9 Feb - 7 Oct 1946)

No 6308 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (16 Sep 1945 – 7 Oct 1946)

16 Sqn (8 - 20 May 1947)

33 Sqn (8 - 20 May 1947)

96 Sqn (17 Nov 1952 - 12 Feb 1958)

256 Sqn (17 Nov 1952 - 12 Feb 1958)

2nd Tactical Air Force Tactical Development Unit (18 Feb - 19 Oct 1953)

HQ, No 125 Wing (1 Apr 1953 - 1 Sep 1958)

149 Sqn (24 Aug - 17 Sep 1954)

213 Sqn (1 Sep 1955 - 22 Aug 1957)

20 Sqn (23 Sep 1957 - 30 Aug 1958)

14 Sqn (26 Sep 1957 - 15 Sep 1958)

No 6014 Servicing Echelon (26 Sep 1957 – 15 Sep 1958)

26 Sqn (7 Jun - 8 Sep 1958)

Location

Country - Lower Saxony, Germany

Lat/Long:  52:53:17N  08:13:38E

Height Above Sea Level:  162 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It was originally known as B111

Transferred to Germany Air Force 1959

Main Units: -

No 418 Air Stores Park (5 - 7 May 1945)

HQ, No 146 Wing (30 Apr - 6 Jun 1945)

193 Sqn (30 Apr - 8 Jun 1945)

No 6193 Servicing Echelon (30 Apr – 8 Jun 1945)

197 Sqn (30 Apr - 8 Jun 1945)

No 6197 Servicing Echelon (30 Apr – 3 May 1945, 5 May – 8 Jun 1945)

263 Sqn (30 Apr - 8 Jun 1945)

No 6263 Servicing Echelon (30 Apr - Jun 1945)

266 Sqn (4 - 8 Jun 1945)

Detachments**

No 427 Refuelling and Re-arming Party (Apr - May 1945)

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Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Ajaccio

 
No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

326 Sqn (1 Dec 1943 - 24 Aug 1944)

327 Sqn (1 Dec 1943 - 22 Apr 1944)

283 Sqn (25 - 29 Dec 1943)

154 Sqn (30 Mar - 11 Apr 1944)

232 Sqn (30 Mar - 5 Apr 1944)

242 Sqn (30 Mar - 5 Apr 1944)

243 Sqn (30 Mar - 8 Apr 1944)

No 81 Repair & Salvage Unit (15 Apr 1944 - 1 Jan 1945)

No 63 Staging Post (24 May - 2 Sep 1944)

No 339 (French) Wing (Jun - 21 Jul 1944)

328 Sqn (22 Jul - 23 Aug 1944)

Location

Country: - Corsica, France

Lat/Long:  41:55:26N  08:48:09E

Height Above Sea Level:  18 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It is now know as Campo dell'Oro Airport

Main Units: -

No 254 Air-Sea Rescue Unit (xxx 1943 - Mar 1944)

Detachments**

982 Sqn (Dec 1943 - Jul 1944)

327 Sqn (Apr - Sep 1944)

No 63 Staging Post (2 Sep 1944 - 30 Apr 1946)

No 58 Repair & Salvage Unit (2 Oct - 7 Dec 1944)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Akrotiri

 
RAF Akrotiri badge

Main units (continued): -

208 Sqn (26 Mar - 7 Aug 1956)

6 Sqn (6 Apr 1956 - 13 Jan 1969)

280 Signals Unit (xxx 1956 -xxx 1974)

8 Sqn (5 Sep 1956 - 20 Dec 1956)

73 Sqn (21 Dec 1956 - 17 Mar 1969)

32 Sqn (18 Mar 1957 - 3 Feb 1969)

249 Sqn (27 Aug 1956 - 11 Mar 1957, 15 Oct 1957 - 24 Feb 1969)

HQ Near East Air Force (1 Mar 1961 - 31 Mar 1976)

NEAF Instrument Training Flt (Nov 1962 - xxx xxxx)

29 Sqn (16 Mar 1964 - 3 Dec 1965, 3 Sep 1966 - 10 May 1967)

Canberra Trials and Technical  Evaluation Unit (19 Jan 1966 - 31 Dec 1968)

70 Sqn (12 Jul 1966 - 15 Jan 1975)

56 Sqn (11 Apr 1967 - 21 Jan 1975)

No 1563 Flt (4 Nov 1967 - 17 Jan 1972)

Target Facilities Flt (1968/9 - Jan 1975)

35 Sqn (15 Jan 1969 - 16 Jan 1975)

9 Sqn (26 Feb 1969 - 15 Jan 1975)

84 Sqn (17 Jan 1972 - Current)

No 1153 Marine Craft Unit (xx xxx 1974 - xx xxx xxxx)

AHQ Cyprus (1 Apr 1976 - Current)

No 27 Sqn RAF Regiment

No 28 Sqn RAF Regiment

No 34 Sqn RAF Regiment

No 37 Sqn RAF Regiment

No 194 Sqn RAF Regiment

Location

Country - Cyprus

Lat/Long:  34:35:13N  32:59:24E

Height Above Sea Level:  76 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1 Oct 1955

Middle East Air Force (1 Oct 1955 - 1 Mar 1961

Near East Air Force (1 Mar 1961 - 31 Mar 1976)

AHQ Cyprus (1 Apr 1976 - Current)

Notes

Located next to a salt lake on which pink flamingos gather, giving rise to its station badge.

Main units: -

No 103 Maintenance Unit (15 Nov 1955 - 31 Jan 1975)

MEAF Communications Sqn ( 14 May 1957 - Apr 1963)

13 Sqn (10 Feb 1956 - 1 Sep 1965, 6 Jan - 10 Oct 1972)

Detachments:**

1903 AOP Flt (1956)

280 SU (Mt Olympus, Troodos) (xxx 1959 - xxx xxxx)

203 Sqn (2003)

Links to related sites/pages

Officers Commanding, Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Akyab

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

194 Sqn (19 Mar - 21 Aug 1945)

62 Sqn (21 Mar - 18 Sep 1945)

No 102 Staging Post (25 Mar - 12 May 1945)

267 Sqn (31 Mar - 30 Aug 1945)

No 6 Air-Sea Rescue Flt (Far East) (1 Apr - 8 Jul 1945)

No 7 Air-Sea Rescue Flt (Far East) (1 Apr - Jun 1945)

No 131 (Mobile) Repair & Salvage Unit (5 Apr - Nov 1945)

No 7 Satellite Airfield HQ (12 Apr - 31 Dec 1945)

230 Sqn (17 Apr - 23 May 1945)

No 149 Repair & Salvage Unit (21 Apr - Sep 1945)

30 Sqn (24 Apr - 18 May 1945)

No 7030 Servicing Echelon (24 Apr – 18 May 1945)

No 7135 Servicing Echelon (24 Apr – 17 May 1945, xxx – 10 Jun 1945)

No 12 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit (30 Apr - 19 May 1945 )

No 1583 Calibration Flt (1 - 3 May 1945)

HQ, No 341 Wing (13 May - 18 Aug 1945)

No 6 Satellite Airfield HQ (28 May - 31 Dec 1945)

615 Sqn (10 Jun - 8 Jul 1945)

27 Sqn (19 Jun - 12 Oct 1945)

No 7027 Servicing Echelon (19 Jun – 12 Oct 1945)

No 207 Staging Post (13 Jul 1945 - 15 Feb 1946)

No 1351 Air Sea Rescue Flt (8 Jul - 24 Oct 1945)

HQ, No 342 Wing (10 Aug - 1 Oct 1945)

No 1347 Air Sea Rescue Flt (Sep - 23 Oct 1945)

211 Sqn (2 - 27 Nov 1945)

Main Units (Dabaing): -

60 Sqn (6 Feb - 14 May 1945)

No 7067 Servicing Echelon (6 Feb - 15 May 1945)

Detachment, No 14 Ferry Unit (Mar - Jul 1945)

No 131 (Mobile) Repair & Salvage Unit (5 May - xxx 1945)

Location

Country: - Myanmar (Burma)

Lat/Long:   20:07:58N   92:52:21E

Height Above Sea Level:  27 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It is now known as Sittwe Airport.  Also covers Dabaing

Main units: -

60 Sqn (Feb 1941 - Feb 1942, 8 Jan - 6 Feb1945, 14 May - 31 Jul 1945)

31 Sqn (Feb - Mar 1942, Aug - 30 Sep 1945)

HQ Norgroup (10 - 12 Mar 1942)

HQ Akwing (10 - 27 Mar 1942)

67 Sqn (xx - 27 Mar 1942)

139 Sqn (xx - 29 Mar 1942)

No 39 Air Stores Park (12 Mar - 1 Apr 1943)

HQ Burwing (22 - 23 Mar1942)

45 Sqn (Mar 1942 in transit to India)

No 3205 Servicing Commando (24 Dec 1943 - 13 Jan 1945)

No 7067 Servicing Echelon (8 Jan – 6 Feb 1945, 15 May 145 – 20 Jan 1946)

HQ, No 903 Wing (1 - 7 Feb 1945, 19 Apr - 6 Sep 1945)

No 239 Air-Sea Rescue Unit (7 Feb - 20 May 1945)

Advanced HQ, No 224 Group (28 Feb - May 1945)

No 6 Staging Post (1 Mar 1945 - 26 Jun 1946)

No 230 Air-Sea Rescue Unit (1 Mar - May 1945)

HQ, No 346 Wing (8 Mar - 10 May 1945)

No 224 Group Communication Flt (10 - xx Mar 1945)

436 Sqn (17 Mar - 12 May 1945)

No 13 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit (17 Mar - 19 Apr 1945 )

Detachments**

17 Sqn (Jan - Mar 1942)

136 Sqn (Feb - Mar 1942)

135 Sqn (Feb 1943 - Jan 1943)

159 Sqn (Jul 1944 - Oct 1945)

89 Sqn (Aug 1944 - Sep 1945)

27 Sqn (Nov 1944 - Jun 1945)

62 Sqn (Dec 1944 - Mar 1945)

357 Sqn (Jan - Mar 1945)

No 132 (Mobile) Repair & Salvage Unit (xxx 1945 - 31 Mar 1946)

Det No 1, No 92 Air Stores Park (7 Feb - 26 Apr 1945)

203 Sqn (Feb 1945 - May 1946)

176 Sqn (Mar 1945 - Jun 1946)

No 79 Staging Post (Mar - Jun 1945)

No 14 Ferry Unit (Mar - Jul 1945)

31 Sqn (May - Aug 1945)

212 Sqn (May - Jul 1945)

HQ, No 172 Wing (Jun - Nov 1945)

298 Sqn (Jul - Dec 1945)

No 345 (X) Maintenance Unit (xxx 1945 - xxx xxxx)

Links to related sites/pages

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RAF Alconbury

RAF Alconbury badge

Main units (continued): -

139 Sqn (8 - 17 Nov 1939)

15 Sqn (14 Apr - 15 May 1940)

'B' Flt, 40 Sqn (8 Oct 1940 - 2 Feb 1941)

40 Sqn (2 Feb - 31 Oct 1941)

No 15 Conversion Flt (26 Jan - 23 Apr 1942)

156 Sqn (14 Feb - 15 Aug 1942)

93rd Bomb Group USAAF (Sep - Dec 1942)

92nd Bomb Group USAAF (Jan - xxx 1943)

482nd Bomb Group USAAF (20 Aug 1943 - May/Jun 1945)

Sub-Site - No 264 Maintenance Unit (26 Nov 1945 - 30 Sep 1948)

7523rd Air Base Sqn USAF (1 Jun 1953 - 1 Jan 1954)

7523rd Support Sqn USAF (1 Jan - 7 Nov 1954)

7560th Air Base Sqn USAF (7 Nov 1954 - 21 Mar 1955)

7560th Air Base Group USAF (21 Mar 1955 - Aug 1959)

85th Bomb Sqn USAF (15 Sep 1955 - Aug 1959)

53rd Weather Sqn USAF (May - Aug 1959)

10th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing USAF (25 Aug 1959 - 20 Aug 1987)

Detachment 1, 40th Air Rescue & Recovery Wing (xxx 1966 - xxx 1972)

2 Sqn detachment (12 - 19 Nov 1972)

17 Sqn (Nov 1973)

527th Tactical Fighter Training Aggressor Sqn USAF (1 Apr 1976 - 14 Apr 1983)

95th Recon. Sqn, USAF (12 Feb 1983 - 15 Sep 1993)

527th Aggressor Sqn (14 Apr 1983 - 14 Jul 1988)

No 1 PRU (Apr - Oct 1985)

100 Sqn (Apr - Oct 1985)

10th Tactical Fighter Wing USAF (20 Aug 1987 - 30 Mar 1992)

39th Special Operations Group (15 Jan 1992 - 1 Sep 1994)

Location

County: -  Huntingdonshire/Cambridgeshire

Lat/Long:  52:22:23N  00:13:45W

Grid Ref :  TL205768

Height Above Sea Level:  165 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - May 1938

No 3 Group (1941- 12 Aug 1942)

No 8 Group (Aug 1942)

8th USAAF (Aug 1942 - 26 Nov 1945)

Maintenance Command (26 Nov 1945 - 30 Sep 1948)

USAFE (1 Jun 1953 -

Closed - 15 Apr 1994

Notes

Main units: -

Detachment - 52 Sqn (1 - 7 Sep 1939)

114 Sqn (8 - 9 Sep 1939)

139 Sqn (8 - 17 Nov 1939)

Detachment - 52 Sqn (1 - 7 Sep 1939)

114 Sqn (8 - 9 Sep 1939)

Links to related sites/pages

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Only the major USAAF units have been included

RAF Aldergrove

Station Badge - RAF Aldergrove

Main units (continued): -

233 Sqn (3 Aug - 14 Sep 1940, 8 Dec 1940 - 8 Aug 1941, 31 Mar - 14 Aug 1941)

272 Sqn (19 Dec 1940 - 3 Apr 1941)

No 402 Meteorological Flt (15 Jan - 1 Mar 1941)

No 1402 Meteorological Flt (1 Mar 1941 - 1 Dec 1944)

No 1405 Flt (Mar 1941 - 7 Feb 1942)

No 15 Group Armament Practice Camp (xxx - Dec 1941)

252 Sqn (3 Apr - 15 Jun 1941)

No 2850 Sqn RAF Regiment

254 Sqn (29 May - 10 Dec 1941)

143 Sqn (15 Jun - 27 Sep 1941, 14 Dec  1941 - 23 Apr 1942)

206 Sqn (12 Aug 1941 - 1 Jul 1942)

No 1 Armament Practice Camp (5 Nov 1941 - 1 Sep 1945)

No 15 Group APC (Nov - Dec 1941)

No 1 Armament Training Camp (Dec 1941 - 1 Sep 1945)

No 13 Group AAC Flt (Dec 1941)

311 Sqn (28 Apr - 12 Jun 1942)

No 9 (Coastal) OTU (7 Jun - 6 Sep 1942)

120 Sqn (14 Feb - 13 Apr 1943, 1 Apr 1952 -1 Apr 1959)

220 Sqn (14 Feb - 13 Mar 1943)

86 Sqn (19 Mar - 13 Sep 1943)

Queen's University Air Sqn (21 Jun 1943 - xxx xxxx, Oct 1946  - 31 Mar 1947, Jan 1992 - 31 Jul 1996)

No 1674 Heavy Conversion Unit (10 - 19 Oct 1943, 1 Feb 1944 - 10 Aug 1945))

No 1 (Coastal) Engine Control Demonstration Unit (19 Dec 1943 - 12 Apr 1944)

518 Sqn (18 Sep 1945 - 1 Oct 1946)

No 1361 (Meteorological) Flt (16 Jan - 11 Feb 1946)

No 1362 (Meteorological) Flt (16 Jan - 11 Feb 1946)

No 1363 (Meteorological) Flt (16 Jan - 11 Feb 1946)

No 1364 (Meteorological) Flt (16 Jan - 11 Feb 1946)

202 Sqn (1 Oct 1946 - 31 Jul 1964)

RAF Northern Ireland Communication Flt (1 Dec 1946 - 1 Apr 1950)

224 Sqn (1 Mar - 18 Oct 1948)

No 203 Gliding School (Jun - Sep 1949, Jul - Sep 1955)

HQ, No 67 Group (1 Apr - 16 Jun 1950)

No 67 Group Communications Flt (1 Apr 1950 - Jan 1957)

607 Sqn (Aug - Sep 1956)

1913 Flt, 651 Sqn (14 Feb - 1 Apr 1957)

'F' Flt, 275 Sqn (15 Jul 1957 - Jun 1958)

'B' Flt, 275 Sqn (Jun 1958 - 3 Apr 1959)

No 671 Volunteer Gliding School (xxx 1958- 22 Jan 1959)

228 Sqn Sycamore Flt (1959 - 12 May 1960)

118 Sqn (12 May 1960 - 31 Aug 1962)

No 13 Air Experience Flt (1973 - 31 Jul 1996)

72 Sqn (12 Nov 1981 - Mar 2002)

No 3 Sqn RAF Regiment ( 1 Feb 1988 -xxx xxxx)

Puma Flt, 18 Sqn (Mar 1997)

230 Sqn (4 May 1992 - 17 Nov 2009)

Location

County: - Antrim, Northern Ireland

Lat/Long:  54:39:08N 06:13:39W

Grid Ref:  J145795

Height above Sea Level: 260 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened: - 1918

No 17 Group (1944)

Joint Helicopter Command - Sep 2009 - Current

Notes

Main units: -

No 16 Aircraft Acceptance Park (15 Oct 1918 - 4 Dec 1919)

2 Sqn (31 May - 27 Sep 1922)

HQ, No 12 Wing (4 Jun - 1 Aug 1922, 30 Nov 1922 - 7 Feb 1923)

502 Sqn (15 May 1925 -27 Jan 1941, 17 Jul 1946 - 10 Mar 1957)

Communication Flt, Aldergrove (28 Mar 1927 - xxx xxxx)

102 Sqn (3 Sep - 12 Dec 1936)

Station Flt (28 Sep 1936 - xxx xxxx)

9 Sqn (15 Jan - 1 Oct 1936)

Armament Training Camp (2 Mar - 6 Oct 1936)

Air Ministry Meteorological Flt (28 Sep 1936 - 27 May 1939)

No 2 Armament Training Camp (6 Oct 1936 - 1 Apr 1938)

35 Sqn (12 Apr - 1 May 1937)

166 Sqn (xx Aug - 16 Sep 1937, 9 Jan - 8 Feb 1939)

139 Sqn (28 Oct - 19 Nov 1937)

34 Sqn (Oct - Nov 1937)

No 2 Armament Training Station (1 Apr 1938 - 17 Apr 1939)

59 Sqn (2 Mar - 1 Apr 1939, 11 May - 15 Sep 1943)

No 3 Air Observers School (17 Apr 1939 - 1 Dec 1939)

'C' Flt (27 May 1939 - 15 Jan 1941)

774 Sqn FAA (16 Nov 1939 - 16 Jul 1940)

No 3 Bombing and Gunnery School (1 Dec 1939 - 11 Jul 1940)

No 23 Maintenance Unit (1 Dec 1939 - Apr 1978)

No 4 Coastal Patrol Flt (1 - 4 Dec 1939)

No 1416 Flt (27 Jun - 1 Jul 1940)

HQ, No 61 Group (1 - 7 Jul 1940)

231 Sqn (1 - 15 Jul 1940)

64 Sqn (8 - xx Jul 1940)

245 Sqn (20 Jul 1940 - 14 Jul 1941)

98 Sqn (30 Jul - 1 Aug 1940)

Detachments:**

'A' Flt, 4 Sqn (7 Oct 1920 - 4 May 1921)

'C' Flt, 2 Sqn (27 Sep 1922 - 7 Feb 1923)

214 Sqn (Sep - Oct 1936)

9 Sqn (May 1937)

85 Sqn (18 Oct - 4 Nov 1938)

64 Sqn (xxx - xxxx 1938)

139 Sqn (Dec 1938)

No 5 Service Flying Training School (Oct - Nov 1939)

254 Sqn (18 - 30 Jul 1940)

48 Sqn (19 Jul 1940 - 18 Nov 1940)

102 Sqn (Aug - Sep1940)

224 Sqn (13 Sep - 6 Dec 1940, 1 - 20 Mar 1941, 10 - 21 Apr 1941, 18 Oct 1948 - 5 Mar 1950)

206 Sqn (1 Mar - 18 Apr 1941, xx Mar - 12 Apr 1944)

236 Sqn (1 - 12 Mar 1941)

235 Sqn (12 - xx Mar 1941)

264 Sqn (8 - 9 May 1941)

No 1674 Heavy Conversion Unit (19 Oct 1943 - 1 Feb 1944)

280 Sqn (May1945 -xxx xxxx)

1 Sqn (Mar - 23 Jun 1958)

Links to related sites/pages

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Army Air Corps and Fleet Air Arm units have not been included.

RAF Aldermaston

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

60th Troop Carrier Group USAAF (7 Aug - 8 Nov 1942)

315th Troop Carrier Group USAAF (1 Dec 1942 - 6 Nov 1943)

Detachment - No 3 Glider Training School (14 Feb - 26 Mar 1943)

HQ, IXth Air Support Command (Nov 1943 - 1 Feb 1944)

HQ, 71st Fighter Wing USAAF (xxx xxxx - xxx xxxx)

Detachment - 296 Sqn (30 Dec 1943 - 16 Mar 1944)

Detachment - 297 Sqn (30 Dec 1943 - 16 Mar 1944)

HQ, XIXth Air Support Command (1 Feb 1944 - 15 Jun 1945)

370th Fighter Group USAAF (12 - 29 Feb 1944)

434th Troop Carrier Group (3 Mar 1944 - 12 Feb 1945)

No 25 (RCAF) Air Crew Holding Unit (25 Jun  - 1 Dec 1945)

BOAC Training HQ (9 May 1946 - 1 Jan 1947)

Airways Training Ltd (1 Jan 1947 - Nov 1948)

Location

County: - Berkshire

Lat/Long:  51:21:53N  01:08:45W

Grid Ref - SU598635

Height Above Sea Level - 340 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened: - 1 Jul 1942

USAAF (Aug 1942 - Jun 1945)

Closed: - 1950

Notes

On 1 January 1947 the station was loaned to the Ministry of Civil Aviation as a civil airport, but in 1950 the station was converted into the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment.

Links to related sites/pages

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Only the major USAAF units have been included.

RAF Alness (Invergordon)

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

Flying Boat Development Flt (8 Jul 1924 - xxx xxxx)

204 Sqn (20 - 23 Jul 1938)

209 Sqn (27 Sep - 8 Oct 1938, 12 - 22 Aug 1939, 30 Aug - 7 Oct 1939)

201 Sqn (29 Sep - 7 Oct 1938, 6 Nov 1939 - 26 May 1940, Mar - 2 Apr 1941, 23 Apr - 26 May 1941)

228 Sqn (29 Sep - 9 Oct 1938)

240 Sqn (12 Aug - 4 Nov 1939, 12 Feb - 27 Mar 1940, 1 Apr - 27 May 1941)

Seaplane Training Sqn (Sep 1939 - xxx 1940)

No 4 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit (15 Jun 1941 - 15 Aug 1946)

No 6 Air/Sea Rescue Marine Craft Unit (28 Mar 1942 - 12 Aug 1943)

No 5 Flying Boat Servicing Unit (25 Sep 1942 - Dec 1944)

No 302 Ferry Training Unit (1 Jul 1945 - 1 Apr 1946)

No 1100 Marine Craft Base Unit (1 Jul 1946 - 1 Apr 1986)

Location

County: - Ross-shire (Ross and Cromarty)

Lat/Long:  57:40:48N  04:15:28W

Grid Ref:  NH655675

Height Above Sea Level - 0 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened: -

Closed: -

Notes

Renamed RAF Alness on 10 Feb 1943

Detachments

Special Duties Flt (16 - 24 Mar 1940)

210 Sqn (23 Oct - 6 Nov 1939, 24 Nov 1939 - 21 May 1940)

204 Sqn (xxx 1941 - xxx xxxx)

201 Sqn (xxx 1941 - xxx xxxx)

Coastal Command Flying Instructors School (16 Jul - 29 Oct 1945)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Al Udeid

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 901 Expeditionary Air Wing (1 Apr 2006 - Current)

Location

Country: - Doha, Qatar

Lat/Long:   25:06:57N  51:18:55E

Height Above Sea Level:  130 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

This is, primarily, a USAF base.

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Ambala

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 1 School of Air Force Technical Training (India) (1 Nov 1939 - 15 Nov 1945)

Battle Flt (Feb - Jun 1940)

No 3 (India) Maintenance Unit (3 Dec 1941 - 18 Mar 1942)

No 303 Maintenance Unit (18 Mar 1942 - 19 Mar 1945)

No 30 Personnel Reception Centre (24 Mar - 25 Sep 1942)

No 1 Det,  No 144 Repair & Salvage Unit (Feb 1944 - xxx xxxx)

No 22 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (15 Jun 1945 - 18 Feb 1946)

No 4 Det,  No 141 Repair & Salvage Unit (1 - xx Jan 1946)

3 Sqn (

5 Sqn (

20 Sqn (

28 Sqn (

31 Sqn (

60 Sqn (

99 Sqn (

114 Sqn (

659 Sqn (

Location

Country - Haryana, India

Lat/Long:  30:22:07N   76:48:54E

Height above sea level: 900 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Currently an active Indian Air Force station in Western Air Command (2008)

Main units: -

No 2 (Indian) Wing (10 Oct 1921 - 22 Oct 1922)

Coast Defence Wing, India (25 Aug 1939 - Apr 1940)

'H' Flt (25 Aug - 9 Nov 1939, Feb - 15 Sep 1940)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Amiriya/Amriya

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

HQ, No 7 (SAAF) Wing (12 Aug 1942 - 11 Jan 1943)

HQ, No 232 Wing (17 Sep - 27 Dec 1942, 20 Jan - 4 Mar 1943)

No 55 Refuelling and Re-arming Party (Nov 1942)

HQ, No 3 (SAAF) Wing (xxx - 1 Dec 1942)

No 102 Maintenance Unit (1 Jul 1943 - 31 Aug 1946)

Fighter Sector 'Z' (15 Sep - 6 Oct 1943)

HQ, No 237 Wing (1 Jan - 2 Feb 1944)

No 58 Refuelling and Re-arming Party (xxx - Jun 1944)

No 58 Repair & Salvage Unit (9 Mar - 1 Apr 1944)

29 Sqn (

30 Sqn (

33 Sqn (

80 Sqn (

84 Sqn (

94 Sqn (

112 Sqn (

117 Sqn (

208 Sqn (

216 Sqn (

250 Sqn (

267 Sqn (

274 Sqn (

Location

Country - Egypt

Lat/Long:  31:02N   29:48E

Height above sea level: 

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Landing Grounds 85 - 99, 154 and 171-175 were also referred to as Amiriya and are included in these listings.

Main units: -

No 193 Training Sqn (9 Aug 1917 - 21 Jul 1918)

No 194 Training Sqn (9 Aug 1917 - 21 Jul 1918)

No 16 Training Depot Station (21 Jul - Nov 1918)

No 20 Training Depot Station (21 Jul - 20 Aug 1918, Nov  - xxx 1918, Feb - Apr 1919)

Fleet Air Arm Reserve Pilots Pool (30 Nov 1935 - 20 Jul 1936)

Sub-site, No 101 Maintenance Unit (xxx xxxx - xxx xxxx)

No 59 Repair & Salvage Unit (23 Nov - Dec 1941)

HQ, No 236 Wing (22 - 23 May 1942, 26 Jun - 27 Jul 1942)

HQ, No 244 (Fighter) Wing (22 - 24 Jun 1942, 28 - 29 Jun 1942)

HQ, No 233 Wing (28 Jun - 10 Jul 1942)

HQ, No 239 Wing (29 Jun - 6 Nov 1942)

Advanced Salvage Unit (1 Jul 1942 - xxx 1943)

Detachments**

No 58 Repair & Salvage Unit (29 Nov 1942 - xxx xxxx)

No 58 Refuelling and Re-arming Party (xxx - xxx 1944)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo of general area on Google Maps,

RAF Amman

Station badge - RAF Amman

Main units (continued): -

HQ, RAF Transjordan & Palestine (1 Oct 1926 - 13 Apr 1927, 2 Jun 1927 - Oct 1929)

14 Sqn (15 Feb 1926 - 24 Aug 1939, 19 Dec 1939 - 24 May 1940)

No 3 Dump, No 123 Maintenance Unit (Jun 1941 - xxx xxxx)

'X' Flt (7 - 12 Jun 1941, 19 - 22 Jun 1941)

450 Sqn (29 Jun - 11 Jul 1941)

No 3 Middle East Training School (23Mar 1942 - 15 Nov 1944)

AHQ Levant Communications Flt (12 Jan - 15 May 1948)

No 19 Wing RAF Regiment (Jan 1948 - 20 Jul 1953)

No 1909 Flt, 651 Sqn (18 Jun 1948 - 20 Jul 1948)

Palestine Truce Observation Flt (26 Aug 1948 - xxx xxxx)

249 Sqn (8 Jun 1954 - 26 Sep 1955, 4 Nov 1955 - 27 Aug 1956)

6 Sqn (10 Jun - 7 Jun 1954, 26 Sep - 10 Oct 1955)

73 Sqn (12 Oct - 5 Nov 1955)

32 Sqn (28 Aug - 29 Oct 1956)

No 2 Sqn RAF Regiment

No 21 Sqn RAF Regiment

No 26 Sqn RAF Regiment

Location

Country: - Jordan (Transjordan)

Lat/Long:  31:58:19N  35:59:24E

Height above sea level: 

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

It was possibly renamed Marka International Airport until replaced by the new Queen Alia International Airport in 1983.

Main units: -

HQ, RAF Transjordan (1 Apr 1922 - 1 Oct 1926)

Detachments**

14 Sqn (Feb 1920 - Feb 1926)

45 Sqn (Nov 1927 - Aug 1929, Dec 1929 - Jan 1939)

33 Sqn (Oct 1938 - Apr 1939)

208 Sqn (May - Jun 1941, Mar 1958 - Mar 1959)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Andover

Station badge - RAF Andover

Main units (continued): -

82 Sqn (14 Jun - 8 Jul 1937)

HQ, Maintenance Command (1 Apr 1938 - 15 Sep 1939, 18 Jul 1961 - 31Aug 1973)

No 11 Group Pool (14 Jan - 1 Jul 1939)

HQ, No 51 Wing (11 May - 2 Oct 1939)

59 Sqn (11 May - 12 Oct 1939, 21 May - 39 Jun 1940)

Communications Sqn, RAF Air Component BEF (25 Aug - 16 Sep 1939)

No 2 School of Army Co-operation (20 Oct 1939 - 31 May 1941)

No 40/41 Group Communication Flight (xxx 1939 - 1 May 1944)

Army Co-operation Reservoir (22 Dec 1939 - xxx xxxx)

HQ, No 52 Wing (21 - 31 May 1940)

81 Sqn (5 May - 15 Jun 1940)

53 Sqn (21 May - 1 Jun 1940)

No 6 Operational Training Unit (1 Jun - 18 Jul 1941)

No 42 Operational Training Unit (18 Jul - 24 Oct 1942)

613 Sqn (26 Sep - 6 Oct 1941)

No 26 Blind Approach Training Flt (Oct - 2 Nov 1941)

No 1526 Beam Approach Training Flt (2 - 11 Nov 1941)

No 759 (Ground Defence) Sqn (19 Dec 1941 - 1 Feb 1942)

No 2759 Sqn RAF Regiment (1 Feb 1942 - xxx xxxx)

HQ, No 54 Wing (25 May - 19 Jul 1942)

170 Sqn (20 Oct 1942 - 28 Feb 1943, 13 - 25 Mar 1943)

296 Sqn (25 Oct - 19 Dec 1942)

No 15 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit (15 Dec 1942 - 28 Oct 1043)

16 Sqn (2 Jan - 26 Feb 1943, 13 Mar - 6 Apr 1943, 9 Apr - 16 May 1943, 22 May -1 Jun 1943)

169 Sqn (25 Mar - 21 Jun 1943)

Various FAA units (Jun 1943 - Jan 1944)

660 Sqn (21 Sep - 1 Nov 1943)

No 3205 Servicing Commando (23 Nov 1943 - 4 Jan 1944)

661 Sqn (27 Nov 1943 - 18 Feb 1944)

370th Fighter Group, USAAF (29 Feb - 1 Jul 1944)

Maintenance Command Communications Sqn (1 May 1944 - 1 Nov 1960)

No 43 Operational Training Unit (10 Aug 1944 - 7 May 1947)

No 3209 Servicing Commando (26 Oct - 16 Nov 1944)

285 Sqn (19 Nov 1944 - 4 Jan 1945)

664 Sqn (9 Dec 1944 - 3 Feb 1945)

665 Sqn (22 Jan - 17 Mar 1945, 23 Mar - 19 Apr 1945)

Helicopter Training Flt (5 Feb 1945 - 16 Jan 1946)

666 Sqn (5 Mar - 18 Apr 1945)

289 Sqn (5 - 26 Jun 1945)

No 4 Fighter Command Servicing Unit (Jul 1945 - 1 May 1946)

657 Sqn (26 Jan 1946 - 19 Jan 1948)

1900 Flt, 657 Sqn (1 Jan 1947 - 1 Dec 1948)

1901 Flt, 657 Sqn (May 1947 - 1 Feb 1948)

No 227 Operational Conversion Unit (7 May 1947 - 30 Jan 1948)

RAF Staff College (3 Feb 1948 - 31Dec 1969)

RAF Staff College Communications Flt (Feb 1948 - 1 Aug 1949)

Meteorological Research Flt (18 Dec 1950 - Dec 1952)

RAF Ferry Wing (19 May 1952 - 1 Apr 1953)

No 1913 Flt, 651 Sqn (21 Dec 1956 - 13 Feb 1957)

225 Sqn (1 Jan - 23 May 1960)

Maintenance Command Communications and Ferry Sqn (1 Nov 1960 - 31 Mar 1964)

Western Communication Sqn (1 Apr 1964 - 3 Feb 1969)

21 Sqn (3 Feb 1969 - 31 Mar 1976)

HQ Support Command (1 Sep 1973 - 13 Jun 1977)

Location

County: - Hampshire

Lat/Long:  51:12:30N  01:31:30W

Grid Ref:  SU329459

Height above sea level: 260 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1916

No 70 Group (1944)

Closed - 2009 (transferred to the Army)

Notes

Main units: -

104 Sqn (16 Sep 1917 - 19 May 1918)

105 Sqn (3 Oct 1917 - 16 May 1918)

106 Sqn (3 Oct 1917 - 21 May 1918)

116 Sqn (1 Dec 1917 - 31 Mar 1918)

119 Sqn (1 Jan - 1 Mar 1918)

148 Sqn (10 Feb - 1 Mar 1918)

207 Sqn (13 May - 7 Jun 1918)

215 Sqn (13 May - 4 Jul 1918)

School of Instruction, Southern Training Brigade (10 - 22 Jun 1918)

School of Aerial Navigation and Bomb Dropping (23 Jun - 23 Sep 1918)

169th Aero Sqn, USAAS (xxx 1918 - xxx xxxxx)

School of Air Pilotage (23 Sep - 23 Dec 1919 )

HQ, No 7 Group (4 Dec 1919 - 12 Apr 1926)

Air Pilotage School (23 Dec 1919 - 15 Jan 1923, 5 May 1933 - 25 Jan 1935)

No 1 (Training) Wireless School Sqn (xxx - xxx 1920)

RAF Staff College Flt (3 Apr 1922 - 10 Sep 1938)

11 Sqn (13 Jan - 16 Sep 1923)

2 Sqn (17 Sep 1923 - 31 Mar 1924)

12 Sqn (24 Mar 1924 - 4 Oct 1935, 29 Aug 1936 - Jan 1939, 15 Feb - 9 May 1939)

13 Sqn (30 May 1924 - 1 Aug 1927, 21 Sep 1927 - 23 Sep 1929)

HQ, Wessex Bombing Area (12 Apr 1926 - 1 Oct 1933)

Wessex Bombing Area Communication Flt (12 Apr 1926 - 28 Mar 1927)

Andover Communication Flt (28 Mar 1927 - xxx 1929?)

101 Sqn (10 Oct 1929 - 1 Dec 1934)

Station Flt (xxx 1929 - xxx xxxx)

HQ, Western Area (1 Oct 1933 -  - 1 May 1936)

HQ, Central Area (1 Oct - 16 Nov 1933)

142 Sqn (3 Jan - 3 Oct 1935, 3 Dec 1936 - 9 May 1939)

Air Navigation School (25 Jan 1935 - 6 Jan 1936)

9 Sqn (15 Oct 1935 - 15 Jan 1936)

214 Sqn (15 Oct 1935 - 6 Oct 1936)

HQ, No 3 Group (1 May 1936 - 11 Jan 1937)

103 Sqn (10 Aug 1936 - 26 Feb 1937)

107 Sqn (10 Aug 1936 - 25 Feb 1937)

HQ, No 2 Group (26 Jan 1937 - 2 May 1938)

63 Sqn (15 Feb - 3 Mar 1937)

44 Sqn (18 Mar - 16 Jun 1937)

22 Sqn (19 - 24 Mar 1937)

Detachments**

104th Aero Sqn, USAAS (24 Dec 1917 - 6 Jun 1918)

445 Flt det 3 (31 Jul - 3 Aug 1930)

42 Sqn (19 - 24 Jan 1937)

1431 Flt (Sep - Nov 1940)

51 Sqn (Jan 1940 - May 1942)

Units not on the station but close by: -

RAF Staff College (3 Apr 1922 - 28 May 1940)

HQ, No 40 Group (1 Jan - 31 Aug 1939, 1 Jun 1940 - Feb 1947)

HQ, No 41 Group (1 Jan 1939 - 21 Jul 1961)

HQ, No 42 Group (1 Jan - 4 Sep 1939)

HQ, No 43 Group (1 Jan 1939 - 16 Oct 1940)

HQ, No 53 Wing (24 Mar 1941 - 1 Jan 1946)

Links to related sites/pages

Officers Commanding, Atlantikwall website, Aerial photo on Google Maps Control Towers website, Listings of Officers serving at SHQ RAF Andover,

RAF Andreas

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

457 Sqn (3 Oct 1941 - 23 Mar 1942)

Detachment - 275 Sqn (30 Nov 1941 - 25 Apr 1944)

452 Sqn (23 Mar - Jun 1941)

825 Sqn FAA (1 - 8 Apr 1942)

93 Sqn (1 Jun - 8 Sep 1942)

41 Sqn (29 - 30 Sep 1942)

808 Sqn FAA (16 - 20 Oct 1942)

No 11 Air Gunners School (2 May 1943 - 19 Sep 1946)

Detachment - 776 Sqn FAA (1 Jan - 7 Feb 1944)

'B' Flt, 772 Sqn FAA (17 Apr - 6 Sep 1945)

Detachment - 772 Sqn FAA (3 May - 15 Aug 1946)

Location

County: - Isle of Man

Lat/Long:  54:22:15N  04:25:15W

Grid Ref - SC426000

Height Above Sea Level - 110 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened: - 1941

No 29 Group (1944)

Closed: - 1946

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps Control Towers websitePhotos of Personnel at RAF Andreas 1942,

RAF Andrews Field

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

No 6306 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (10 Oct 1944 – 6 Jan 1947)

315 Sqn (10 - 24 Oct 1944, 15 Jan - 8 Aug 1945)

No 6315 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (10 – 24 Oct 1944, 15 Jan – 8 Aug 1945)

19 Sqn (14 Oct 1944 - 13 Feb 1945)

No 6019 Servicing Echelon (14 Oct 1944 – 14 Feb 1945)

65 Sqn (14 Oct 1944 - 16 Jan 1945, 6 - 15 May 1945)

No 6065 Servicing Echelon (14 Oct 1944 – 15 Jan 1945, 6 – 15 May 1945)

122 Sqn (14 Oct 1944 – 1 May 1945)

No 6122 Servicing Echelon (14 Oct 1944 – 1 May 1945)

HQ, No 150 Wing (15 Oct - 23 Dec 1944)

No 150 Wing Communication Flt (15 Oct 1944 - 8 Mar 1945)

316 Sqn (24 Oct 1944 – 16 May 1945, 10 Aug - 17 Sep 1945, 5 Oct - 28 Nov 1945)

No 6316 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (24 Oct 1944 – 16 May 1945,  10 Aug - 17 Sep 1945, 5 Oct - 28 Nov 1945)

309 Sqn (12 Dec 1944 – 10 Aug 1945)

No 6309 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (11 Dec 1944 – 10 Aug 1945)

616 Sqn (28 Feb – 31 Mar 1945)

No 6616 Servicing Echelon (28 Feb – 31 Mar 1945)

303 Sqn (4 Apr – 16 May 1945, 9 Aug - 28 Nov 1945)

No 6303 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (4 Apr – 16 May 1945, 10 Aug – 1 Dec 1945)

276 Sqn (8 Jun - 23 Aug 1945)

No 1 Aircraft Delivery Flt (3 Jun - Sep 1945)

Location

County: - Essex

Lat/Long:  51:53:45N  00:27:30E

Grid Ref - TL693250

Height Above Sea Level - 290 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened: - 1942

No 11 Group (1944)

Closed: - 1945

Notes

It was originally called Great Saling, being renamed on 21 May 1943 in memory of Lt Gen F M Andrews who was killed in a flying accident in Iceland.  It is also the first airfield in Britain from which jet fighters undertook operations.

Main Units: -

96th Bomb Group, USAAF (13 May - 11 Jun 1943)

332nd Bomb Group, USAAF (12 Jun 1943 - 25 Sep 1944)

1st Pathfinder Sqn, USAAF (16 Feb - 24 Sep 1944)

HQ, No 133 Wing (10 - 24 Oct 1944)

No 133 Wing Communication Flt (10 Oct 1944 - 7 Aug 1945)

129 Sqn (10 Oct - 12 Dec 1944)

No 6129 Servicing Echelon (10 Oct – 11 Dec 1944)

306 Sqn (10 Oct 1944 - 10 Aug 1945)

Detachments*

No 424 Refuelling and Re-arming Party (6 -19 Nov 1944)

504 Sqn (Mar - Jul 1945, Jul 1945)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Control Tower website,

RAF Annan

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

Detachment - No 10 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit (xxx xxxx - xxx xxxx)

No 55 Operational Training Unit (28 Apr 1942 - 26 Jan 1944)

107 Sqn (4 - 10 Aug 1942)

Sub-site, No 18 Maintenance Unit (xxx 1940 - xxx 1941)

No 4 Tactical Exercise Unit (26 Jan- 21 Mar 1944)

Night Conversion Unit (Mar - Apr 1944)

No 3 Tactical Exercise Unit (21 Mar - 29 May 1944)

Sub-site, No 14 Maintenance Unit (17 Aug 1944 - 15 Aug 1952)

Location

County: - Dumfrieshire

Lat/Long:  55:01:00N  03:13:45W

Grid Ref - NY218700

Height Above Sea Level - 30 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened: - 1942

No 54 Wing (1944)

Closed: - 1945

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Ansty

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 9 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School (6 Jan 1936 - 3 Sep 1939)

No 4 Civilian Air Navigation School (Sep 1938 - 1 Nov 1939)

No 9 Elementary Flying Training School (3 Sep 1939 - 31 Mar 1944)

No 4 Air Observer & Navigation School (1 Nov 1939 - 20 Jul 1940)

Sub-site, No 27 Maintenance Unit (Oct 1940 - xxx xxxx)

Used by No 48 Maintenance Unit for temporary dispersal (xxx 1940 - Feb 1941)

No 2 Basic Flying Training School (21 Mar 1951 - 31 Mar 1953)

Location

County: -  Warwickshire

Lat/Long:  52:25:48N  01:24:36W

Grid Ref - SP403814

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened: -

No 51 Group (1942)

Closed: -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Apapa

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

95 Sqn (

200 Sqn (

270 Sqn (

490 Sqn (

No 7003 Servicing Echelon (1 – 18 Apr 1944)

No 217 Air-Sea Rescue Unit (1 Sep 1944 - 7 Aug 1945)

No 216 Air-Sea Rescue Unit (1 Jun - 15 Dec 1945)

Location

Country: - Nigeria

Lat/Long:  06:26N  03:22E Approx

Height above sea level: 

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo of the general area on Google Maps,

RAF Aqir

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

6 Sqn (

10 Sqn (

11 Sqn (

32 Sqn (

37 Sqn (

45 Sqn (

55 Sqn (

70 Sqn (

76 Sqn (

80 Sqn (

84 Sqn (

113 Sqn (

147 Sqn (

159 Sqn (

160 Sqn (

162 Sqn (

208 Sqn (

211 Sqn (

215 Sqn (

221 Sqn (

227 Sqn (

250 Sqn (

294 Sqn (

335 Sqn (

450 Sqn (

454 Sqn (

458 Sqn (

620 Sqn (

621 Sqn (

680 Sqn (

Location

Country: - Israel (Palestine)

Lat/Long:  31:50:22N  34:49:19E

Height above sea level:  193 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It as been known as Tel Nof Israeli Air Force Base since 1948.

Main units: -

No 123 Maintenance Unit (6 Jun - 29 Dec 1941, 29 May - 10 Jul 1942)

No 74 Operational Training Unit (18 Oct 1941 - 7 Jul 1942, 27 Feb - 20 Sep 1943)

No 55 Repair & Salvage Unit (28 Oct 1941 - 16 Apr 1942)

Greek Training Flt (12 Jan - Nov 1942)

Staging Post, Aqir (Mar 1942 - 8 Mar 1943)

No 14 Staging Post (8 Mar 1942 - 15 Jun 1943)

No 136 Maintenance Unit (xxx xxxx - 30 Aug 1942)

No 36 Air Stores Park (1 Jul - 26 Oct 1942)

HQ, No 249 (Heavy Bomber) Wing (1 - 23 Jul 1942)

HQ, No 245 (Heavy Bomber) Wing (23 Jul - 13 Aug 1942)

No 51 Refuelling and Re-arming Party (Aug - Sep 1942)

HQ, No 242 Wing (12 Aug - 22 Nov 1942)

No 2 Middle East Training School (26 Aug - 31 Oct 1942)

No 4 ( Middle East) Aircraft Repair Unit (6 Jul - 13 Feb 1943)

No 1434 (Photographic Survey) Flt (21 - 24 May 1943)

No 76 Operational Training Unit (1 Oct 1943 - 30 Jul 1945)

HQ, No 231 Wing (2 Oct - 14 Dec 1945)

No 104 Maintenance Unit (13 Oct - 12 Dec 1945)

Middle East Night Vision Training School (Nov 1945 - 31 Jul 1946)

No 9 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit (Mar 1946 - xxx 1947?)

No 26 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (30 Sep 1946 - 31 Mar 1947)

AHQ Levant Communication Flt (5 May 1947 - 12 Jan 1948)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Arkonam

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

30 Sqn (

79 Sqn (

134 Sqn (

146 Sqn (

258 Sqn (

261 Sqn (

No 101 Air Sores Park (1 Dec 1943 - Jan 1944)

No 139 Repair & Salvage Unit (29 Dec 1943 - 4 Jul 1946)

No 138 Repair & Salvage Unit (xxx 1944 - xxx 1945)

No 7030 Servicing Echelon (30 Sep – 5 Oct 1944)

No 7079 Servicing Echelon (30 Sep – 19 Oct 1944)

No 7134 Servicing Echelon (4 Oct – 19 Nov 1944)

No 346 Maintenance Unit (12 Jun 1945 - 15 May 1946)

No 209 Staging Post (12 Aug 1945 - 4 Mar 1946)

No 34 Glider Servicing Echelon (29 Sep - 25 Oct 1945)

Location

Country - Tamil Nadu, India

Lat/Long:  13:04:16:N   79:41:28E

Height above sea level:  265 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It is now Arakkonam Naval Air Station and has the longest runway in India at 13,460 ft

Main Units: -

No 11 Mobile Torpedo Unit (8 Oct 1942 - xxx xxxx)

No 88 Air Stores Park (21 Oct 1942 - 2 Sep 1943)

No 127 Repair & Salvage Unit (22 Oct 1942 - 1 Oct 1943)

No 10 Care & Maintenance Party (7 May 1943 - 30 Nov 1945)

No 6 Repair & Salvage Section (1 Oct - 29 Dec 1943)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Asansol

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

No 221 Group Communication Flt (18 Aug - 12 Dec 1942)

HQ, No 167 Wing (1 Oct - 20 Dec 1942)

No 82 Repair & Salvage Unit (23 Dec 1942 - 1 Apr 1943)

HQ, No 168 Wing (16 Feb - 25 May 1943)

No 1 Reserve Aircraft Pool (Bombers)(12 Apr - 4 May 1943)

No 326 Maintenance Unit (4 May - 30 Nov 1943)

No 3 Care & Maintenance Party (7 May 1943 - Jul 1944)

No 124 (Mobile) Repair & Salvage Unit (2 Jul - 3 Sep 1943)

28 Sqn (

45 Sqn (

60 Sqn (

62 Sqn (

82 Sqn (

113 Sqn (

136 Sqn (

215 Sqn (

Location

Country: - West Bengal, India

Lat/Long:  23:40N   86:58E Approx

Height above sea level:  Approx 318 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Main units: -

No 91 Air Sores Park (22 Sep 1941 - 9 Oct 1942)

No 60 Repair & Salvage Unit (13 Jan - 15 Feb 1942)

No 1 Repair & Salvage Unit (1 Feb - 18 Mar 1942)

No 4 (India) Maintenance Unit (1 Feb - 18 Mar 1942)

No 122 Repair & Salvage Unit (18 Mar - 1 Oct 1942)

No 5 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit (10 - 29 Apr 1942)

HQ, No 221 Group (18 Aug - 12 Dec 1942)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo of the general area on Google Maps,

RAF Ascension

Station Badge - RAF Ascension

Main units: -

No 90 Staging Post (5 Jul 1944 - 2 Dec 1945)

Location

Country: - South Atlantic

Lat/Long:  7:58:17S  14:23:37W

Height above sea level:  278 ft

Operational Control: -

Strike Command

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Ascot

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

Aircraft Park (27 May 1916 - 12 Oct 1917)

Sub-unit ? No 4 (Central) Aircraft Repair Depot (12 Oct 1917 - 15 Oct 1919)

Location

County: -  Berkshire

Lat/Long:  51:24:30N

Grid Ref - SU920695

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened: -

Closed: -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Ashbourne

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 81 Operational Training Unit (10 Jul - 1 Sep 1942)

No 42 Operational Training Unit (24 Oct 1942 - 20 Mar 1945)

RLG for No 18 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit (21 - 29 Mar 1945)

Sub-site, No 28 Maintenance Unit (28 May 1945 - 23 Aug 1954)

Location

County: - Derbyshire

Lat/Long:  53:00:23N  01:42:15W

Grid Ref -  SK198455

Height Above Sea Level - 600 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened: - 1942

No 38 Group (1944)

Closed: - 1954

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Asmara

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

8 Sqn (

39 Sqn (

47 Sqn (

163 Sqn (

237 Sqn (

No 23 Staging Post (8 Mar 1943 - 1 Aug 1945)

Location

Country: - Eritrea (Ethiopia)

Lat/Long:  15:17:31N   38:54:38E

Height above sea level: 7,661 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It is now known as Asmara International Airport

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Aston Down

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 81 Group Communication Flt (22 Dec 1941 - 15 Apr 1943)

No 9 Ferry Pool ATA (1 May 1942 - Jun 1945)

Fighter Leaders School (No 52 OTU) (16 Aug - Oct 1943)

Fighter Command School of Tactics (No 52 OTU) (Oct 1943 - 26 Jan 1944)

Detachment - 180 Sqn (Sep 1943)

4 Sqn (3 Jan - 3 Mar 1944)

No 3206 Servicing Commando (3 Jan - 26 Apr 1944)

No 84 Group Support Unit (14 Feb - 10 Jul 1944)

No 3207 Servicing Commando (22 Apr - 7 May 1944, 12 - 18 May 1944)

No 27 Group Communication Flt (1 May 1944 - 22Jan 1945)

No 1311 Transport Flt (21 May - 10 Jul 1944)

No 5 Overseas Aircraft Delivery Unit (5 Jun 1944 - 31 Jan 1945)

No 3 Tactical Exercise Unit (17 Jul - 18 Dec 1944)

No 2 Ferry Pool (1 Dec 1945 - 7 Jun 1952)

No 1689 (Ferry Pilot Training) Flt (6 Mar 1946 - 9 Apr 1953)

No 83 Gliding School (13 Oct 1946 - xxx 1955)

98 Sqn (10 - 19 Oct 1951)

No 2 Ferry Unit (7 Jun 1952 - 1 Feb 1953)

187 Sqn (1 Feb 1953 - 2 Sep 1957)

Sub-site of No 5 Maintenance Unit (30 Sep 1960 - xxx xxxx)

Location

County: - Gloucestershire

Lat/Long:  51:42:30N  02:07:45W

Grid Ref -  SO912010

Height Above Sea Level - 605 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened: - 1938

No 12 Group (1944)

Closed: - 1965

Notes

Main Units: -

No 7 Aircraft Storage Unit (xxx - 17 Oct 1938)

No 20 Maintenance Unit (17 Oct 1938 - 30 Sep 1960)

No 12 Group Pool (15 Sep 1939 - 6 Mar 1940)

No 5 Operational Training Unit (15 Mar - 1 Nov 1940)

No 55 Operational Training Unit (1 Nov 1940 - 14 Mar 1941)

No 52 Wing Communication Flt (21 May 1941 - 21 Nov 1942)

No 52 Operational Training Unit (25 Aug 1941 - 25 Jan 1944)

No 9 Ferry Pilots Pool (Sep 1941 - 1 May 1942)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Officers Commanding, Atlantikwall website Control Tower website,

RAF Atcham

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

131 Sqn (27 Sep 1941 - 8 Feb 1942)

No 3037 Servicing Echelon (14 Nov 1941 – 9 Feb 1942)

350 Sqn (19 Feb - 5 Apr 1942)

74 Sqn (24 Mar - 10 Apr 1942)

No 3027 Servicing Echelon (25 – 28 Mar 1942)

232 Sqn (10 Apr - 15 May 1942)

Various USAAF fighter units (Jun 1942 - Feb 1945)

452 Sqn (Jun 1942)

Detachment - No 5 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit (27 Jun 1944 - 12 Apr 1946)

Detachment - 577 Sqn (Jul 1945 - 8 Apr 1946)

Location

County: - Shropshire

Lat/Long:   52:41:23N  02:38:00W

Grid Ref -  SJ572104

Height Above Sea Level - 200 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened: - 1941

USAAF (1944)

Closed: - 1946

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Control Tower website,

RAF Attlebridge

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

88 Sqn (1 Aug 1941 - 29 Sep 1942)

319th Bomb Group, USAAF (12 Sep - 4 Oct 1942)

320 Sqn (30 Mar - 30 Aug 1942)

1508 Beam Approach Training Flt (4 Apr - 29 Aug 1943)

247 Sqn (7 - 13 Aug 1943)

No 3209 Servicing Commando (9 - 15 Aug 1943)

Detachment - 22nd Photo-Reconnaissance Sqn, USAAF (14 Feb - 6 Mar 1944)

466th Bomb Group (7 Mar 1944 - 7 Jul 1945)

Sub-site, No 94 Maintenance Unit (27 Jan 1948 - 2 Oct 1956)

Location

County: - Norfolk

Lat/Long:   52:41:30N  01:06:45E

Grid Ref -  TG105150

Height Above Sea Level - 200 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened: - 1941

USAAF (1944)

Closed: - 1959

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Bomber Command 60th Anniversary website Control Tower website,

RAF Augusta

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

608 Sqn (

No 52 Personnel Transit Centre (Jul - 11 Aug 1943)

HQ, No 322 Wing (xx - 22 Jul 1943)

No 1 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit (17 Jul - 25 Oct 1943)

No 101 Mobile Air Reporting Unit (19 - 28 Jul 1943)

No 3204 Servicing Commando (19 - 24 Jul 1943)

No 3226 Servicing Commando (19 Jul  - 3 Aug 1943)

986 (Balloon) Sqn (1 Jan - xxx 1944)

No 152 Staging Post (16 Feb - 1 Aug 1945)

Location

Country: - Sicily

Lat/Long:  37:15N  15:13E

Height above sea level:  approx 50 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

This entry also covers units that where located in the general area of Augusta.

Detachments**

No 204 Air-Sea Rescue Unit (9 Apr - 16 Oct 1945)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Ayr

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

No 3226 Servicing Commando (21 Nov - 4 Dec 1942)

64 Sqn (28 Mar - 7 Aug 1943, 21 Jan - 3 Feb 1944)

No 1490 Flt (Apr 1943 - 18 Oct 1943)

No 1497 Flt (2 Jun - 3 Jul 1943)

652 Sqn (2 Jul - 7 Nov 1943)

835 Sqn FAA (30 Jul - 20 Sep 1943)

186 Sqn (4 Aug 1943 - 3 Jan 1944)

768 Sqn (29 Sep 1943 - 19 Jan 1944)

239 Sqn (30 Sep - 9 Dec 1943)

169 Sqn (1 Oct - 8 Dec 1943)

516 Sqn (13 Oct - 2 Dec 1943)

No 14 Armament Practice Camp (18 Oct 1943 - 27 Aug 1944)

848 Sqn FAA (3 - 6 Nov 1943)

130 Sqn (16 - 30 Nov 1943)

No 504 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (16 – 30 Nov 1943)

No 3047 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (19 Dec 1943 - 2 Jan 1944)

No 3134 Servicing Echelon (3 – 20 Jan 1944)

329 Sqn (5 - 22 Jan 1944, 15 - 21 Mar 1944)

439 Sqn (8 Jan - 18 Mar 1944)

HQ, No 22 Wing (9 Jan - 21 Feb 1944)

313 Sqn (10 - 21 Jan 1944)

438 Sqn (10 Jan - 18 Mar 1944)

No 3135 Servicing Echelon (30 Jan – 22 Mar 1944)

611 Sqn (8 - 19 Feb 1944)

No 616 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (8 - 19 Feb 1944)

345 Sqn (12 Feb - 26 Apr 1944)

440 Sqn (14 Feb - 14 Mar 1944)

322 Sqn (25 Feb - 1 Mar 1944)

341 Sqn (8 - 15 Mar 1944)

486 Sqn (15 - 26 Mar 1944)

No 6329 (French) Servicing Echelon (22 – 24 Mar 1944)

3 Sqn (6 - 14 Apr 1944)

56 Sqn (7 - 28 Apr 1944)

26 Sqn (21 - 26 Apr 1944)

1 Sqn (22 - 29 Apr 1944)

No 6026 Servicing Echelon (24 – 28 Apr 1944)

No 8 gliding School (May 1944 - Jun 1945)

No 64 Air-Sea Rescue Marine Craft Unit (29 Dec 1944 - 1 Feb 1946)

Location

County: - Ayrshire

Lat/Long:  55:28:55N  04:35:45W

Grid Ref - NS352221 (WW1) NS358425 (WW2)

Height Above Sea Level - 50 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened: - 1917 (WW1), 1941 (WW2)

Transferred to Royal Navy: - May 1944

Notes

In WW1 the airfield was located on Ayr Racecourse

It is just south of the current 03/21 runway of Glasgow/Prestwick International Airport.

Main Units (Ayr Racecourse): -

No 1 School of Aerial Fighting (19 Sep 1917 - 10 May 1918) (also at Turnberry)

25th Aero Sqn, USAAS (31 Jan - 31 Apr 1918)

105 Sqn (16 - 19 May 1918)

No 1 School of Aerial Fighting & Gunnery (10 - 29 May 1918) (also at Turnberry)

106 Sqn (21 - 30 May 1918)

No 1 Fighting School (29 May 1918 - 25 Jan 1919) (also at Turnberry)

North-West Area Flying Instructors School (1 Jul 1918 - 15 Jan 1919)

Main Units (Ayr): -

602 Sqn (15 Apr - 10 Jul 1941)

141 Sqn (29 Apr 1941 - 29 Jan 1942)

410 Sqn (30 Jun - 6 Aug 1941, 14 Jun - 1 Sep 1942)

402 Sqn (10 Jul - 19 Aug 1941, 19 Dec 1943 - 2 Jan 1944)

312 Sqn (19 Aug 1941 - 1 Jan 1942)

340 Sqn (29 Dec 1941 - 1 Apr 1942)

406 Sqn (19 Jan - 16 Jun 1942)

165 Sqn (6 Apr - 14 Aug 1942, 9 - 15 Aug 1942)

241 Sqn (2 May - 12 Nov 1942)

18 Sqn (15 - 20 May 1942)

232 Sqn (21 May - 25 Jun 1942)

No 3045 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (12 – 30 Aug 1942)

72 Sqn (14 Aug - 26 Sep 1942)

No 3021 Servicing Echelon (30 Aug – 26 Sep 1942)

488 Sqn (1 Sep 1942 - 3 Aug 1943)

No 3041 Servicing Echelon (21 Oct 1942 – 6 Aug 1943, 21 Jan – 2 Feb 1944)

222 Sqn (22 Oct 1942 - 27 Mar 1943)

Detachments**

43 Sqn (xx - 29 May 1941)

No 13 Group Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Flt (May - 20 Nov 1941)

'A' Flt, 123 Sqn (10 - 12 Jul 1941)

289 Sqn (20 Nov 1941 - 26 Jun 1944)

81 Sqn (Mar - May 1942)

'A' Flt, 72 Sqn (xx - 11 Oct 1942)

No 58 Operational Training Unit (20 - 31 Oct 1942)

219 Sqn (Oct - Apr 1942)

417th Night Fighter Sqn, USAAF (12 May - 10 Jun 1943)

485 Sqn (16 - 25 Jun 1943)

340 Sqn (6 Aug - 28 Sep 1943)

819 Sqn FAA (18 - 22 Aug 1943)

Fighter Flt, 824 Sqn FAA (14 - 27 Sep 1943)

Fighter Flt, 825 Sqn FAA (10 - 23 Oct 1943)

896 Sqn FAA (27 Oct - 6 Nov 1943)

281 Sqn (Oct - Nov 1943)

282 Sqn (Jan 1943 - Jan 1944)

740 Sqn FAA (26 Jan - xxx 1944)

'H' Flt, 278 Sqn (1 Feb - 21 Apr 1944)

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