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RAF Stations - C

[Definition of a RAF Station]


[Cagliari | Cairo West | Caistor | Calafrana | Calshot | Calveley | Cambridge | Cammeringham | Cardiff | Cardington | Carew Cheriton | Cark | Carlisle | Carnaby | Castel Benito | Castle Archdale | Castle Bromwich | Castle Camps | Castle Combe | Castle Donnington | Castle Kennedy | Castletown | Catania | Catfoss | Catterick | Cattewater | Caxton Gibbett | Celle | Chaklala | Chakulia | Chalgrove | Changi | Charmy Down | Charter Hall | Chedburgh | Cheddington | Chedworth | Chelveston | Chessington | Chetwynd | Chicksands | Chigwell | Chilbolton | Chilmark | China Bay | Chipping Norton | Chipping Onger | Chipping Warden | Chivenor | Cholovaram | Church Broughton | Christchurch | Church Fenton | Church Lawford | Church Stanton | Cleave | Cluntoe | Clyffe Pypard | Cocos Islands | Coleby Grange | Colerne | Collyweston | Colombo | Coltishall | Comilla | Compton Bassett | Condover | Coningsby | Connell | Corsewall | Corsham | Cosford | Cottesmore | Cowden | Cranage | Cranfield | Cranwell | Croft | Crosby on Eden | Croughton | Croydon | Culham | Culmhead]

Evidence so far has only shown those in RED as satellites not self administering stations

RAF Cagliari

No Badge authorised

Operational Control: -

Location

Country: - Sardinia

Lat/Long:  39:14:47N  09:03:27E

Height Above Sea Level:  13 ft

Main units: -

This housed a detachment of No 63 Staging Post from nearby RAF Elmas

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Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Cairo West

No Badge authorised

Main units (LG224): -

147 Sqn (

267 Sqn (

450 Sqn (

454 Sqn (

HQ, No 231 Wing (26 - 29 Jun 1942, 6 - 13 Nov 1942)

Main units (Cairo West): -

No 6 (Middle East) Ferry Control (24 Jan 1943 - xxx xxxx)

No 10 Staging Post (8 Apr 1943 - 1 Aug 1945)

No 21 Air Despatch & Reception Unit(9 Apr 1943 - Sep 1944)

No 1 (Middle East) Ferry Control (1 Jul 1943 - 26 Jun 1944)

No 124 Staging Post (18 Sep 1944 - 14 May 1945)

No 5 Ferry Unit (10 Aug - 1 Dec 1945)

No 1589 Heavy Freight Flt (10 Oct 1945 - 30 Apr 1946)

14 Sqn (

74 Sqn (

89 Sqn (

96 Sqn (

216 Sqn (

620 Sqn (

Location

Country: - Egypt

Lat/Long:  30:06:59N  30:54:56E

Height Above Sea Level:  550 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

It was also known as Kilo 26 and Landing Ground 224

Main units (Kilo 26): -

6 Sqn (

No 1 (Middle East) Ferry Control (20 May 1942 - 1 Jul 1943)

14 Sqn (

37 Sqn (

39 Sqn (

46 Sqn (

70 Sqn (

76 Sqn (

104 Sqn (

Detachments**

No 2 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit (Aug 1942 - xxx xxxx) (LG224)

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Scramble website, Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Calafrana

see RAF Kalafrana

RAF Calshot

RAF Calshot badge

Main units (continued): -

No 347 (Flying Boat) Flt (11 - 19 Dec 1918)

School of Aerial Navigation (13 Feb - 1 Apr 1920)

School of Naval Co-operation and Aerial Navigation (1 Apr 1920 - 5 Feb 1928)

Naval Co-operation Flt (xxx - May 1922)

230 Sqn (7 May 1922 - 1 Apr 1923, 16 Sep 1946 - 16 Feb 1949)

Air Pilotage Flt (5 Feb 1923 - Dec 1926)

Seaplane Training Flt (Feb 1925 - 1 Oct 1931)

Navigation School (Dec 1926 - 6 Jan 1936)

High Speed Flt (Jul - Aug 1927, 24 Feb - Apr 1928, 18 Sep - Nov 1928, Apr - Sep 1929, 10 May - 5 Oct 1931)

201 Sqn (1 Jan 1929 - 29 Sep 1938, 7 Oct 1938 - 9 Aug 1939, 7 Jan 1946 - 18 Jan 1949)

Seaplane Training Sqn (1 Oct 1931 - Sep 1939)

Flying Boat Training Sqn (2 Jan 1939 - 24 Jun 1940)

Floatplane Training Flt (xxx 1939 - 23 Jun 1940)

Detachment - 228 Sqn (Aug - Oct 1941)

No 84 Maintenance Unit (1 Dec 1941 - 15 Mar 1946)

Marine Craft Section (Ferry Pool), Calshot (Dec 1941 - xxx xxxx)

No 6 Flying Boat Servicing Unit (13 Sep 1943 - xxx 1945)

No 32 Air/Sea Rescue Marine Craft Unit (27 Mar - 12 Oct 1944)

No 33 Air/Sea Rescue Marine Craft Unit (14 Jun - Nov 1944)

No 101 (Long-Range) Air-Sea Rescue Unit (1 Dec 1944 - 3 Jul 1945)

No 103 (Long-Range) Air-Sea Rescue Unit (1 Feb - 15 Nov 1945)

School of Air Sea Rescue (12 Feb - 23 Jul 1945)

No 104 (Long-Range) Air-Sea Rescue Unit (1 Mar - 15 Nov 1945)

No 105 (Long-Range) Air-Sea Rescue Unit (1 Apr - 15 Nov 1945)

Survival and Rescue Training Unit (23 Jul 1945 - 5 Aug 1946)

No 12 (Flying Boat) Preparation and Modification Unit (1 Sep 1945 - 25 Apr 1946)

No 235 OCU (31 Jul 1947 - 17 Oct 1953)

No 1102 Marine Craft Base Unit (8 Aug 1949 - 11 Oct 1952)

No 1 Marine Craft Training School (22 Aug 1949 - 1 Oct 1953)

No 238 Maintenance Unit (17 Oct 1953 - 12 May 1961)

Location

County: - Hampshire

Lat/Long:  50:49:12N  01:18:29W Approx

Grid Ref:    SU489025

Height above sea level:

Operational Control: -

Opened - 29 Mar 1913

RNAS (29 Mar 1913 - 31 Mar 1918)

No 10 Group (1 Apr 1918 - 15 Sep 1919)

Coastal Area (15 Sep 1919 - 1 May 1936)

Coastal Command (1 May 1936 - 1961)

Closed - 1 Apr 1961

Notes

Main units: -

HQ No 10 Group (1 Apr - Jun 1918)

No 345 Flt (May 1918 - 15 May 1919)

No 346 Flt (May 1918 - 15 May 1919)

No 410 Flt (31 May 1918 - 15 May 1919)

No 210 Training Depot Station (Jun 1918 - 15 May 1919)

HQ No 74 Wing (8 Aug 1918 - 15 May 1919)

240 Sqn (Aug 1918 - 15 May 1919, 30 Mar 1937 - 12 Aug 1937)

'A' Boat Seaplane Training Flt (8 Aug 1918 - Jan 1919)

'B' Boat Seaplane Training Flt (8 Aug 1918 - Jan 1919)

Detachments**

No 30 Air/Sea Rescue Marine Craft Unit (Mar 1942 - Mar 1943)

Links to related sites/pages

FAA Archive WebsiteBrief Station history website, Officers Commanding, Aerial photo on Google Maps,

One of the oldest military air station in the country, Calshot opened as a RFC (Naval Wing) station on 29 March 1913, it was built on a spit of land extending into the Solent and was named after Calshot Castle, which occupied the site and was retained as part of the station.  Personnel were accommodated at Eaglehurst about one and a quarter miles from the castle.  During World War One, it was mainly used as an experimental and training station. But on the formation of the RAF in April 1918, it became home to the headquarters of No 10 Group and the Felixstowe flying boats of No 345 and No 346 Flights and the seaplanes of No 410 Flight.

After the war the station became home to the RAF School of Naval Co-operation and Aerial Navigation and on 5 February 1922 was renamed RAF Base Calshot.  It also housed the Felixstowe flying boats of No 480 (Coastal Reconnaissance) Flight, which were replaced by Supermarine Southamptons in August 1922.  These two units remained at Calshot until World War Two, although both underwent a number of names changes in the process.  No 480 Flight was raised to No 201 Squadron on 1 January 1929.

Calshot also became the home for the RAF High Speed Flight as it prepared for the Schneider trophy competitions in 1927, 1929 and finally 1931.  In October 1931, the Flying Boat Training Squadron formed at Calshot  with No 240 Squadron being formed at the station in March 1937. 

Just before the outbreak of war, the two operational squadrons left, leaving just the FBTS in situ and Calshot becoming a flying boat maintenance centre.  Five seaplane tenders from the station took part in the Dunkirk evacuation and in June 1940, the FBTS moved north to Stranraer.  From May 1942, the station was home to a number of Air-Sea Rescue units the maintenance side of the station became No 6 Flying Boat Servicing Unit, concentrating on the maintenance of Short Sunderlands.  ASR launches from Calshot took part in the D-Day landings, being positioned off the beach in readiness to rescue downed airman as soon as possible.

Operational squadrons returned in March 1946, when No 201 Squadron arrived to be followed a month later by No 230 Squadron, both equipped with Sunderlands, but by 1949, they had left Calshot.  Early in 1947, No 4 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit arrived to be renamed No 235 Operational Conversion Unit in July, which remained until October 1953.  After this the station was basically a marine craft station but became No 238 Maintenance Unit, responsible for the servicing of marine craft.  RAF Calshot finally closed on 1 April 1961.

RAF Calveley

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

RLG for No 5 Service Flying Training School (19 Jan - 1 Apr 1942)

RLG for No 5 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit (1 Apr 1942 - 30 Jun 1943)

No 17 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit (1 May 1943 - 1 Feb 1944)

No 11 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit (1 Feb 1944 - 1 Jun 1945)

RLG for No 7 Service Flying Training School (30 Dec 1944 - Feb 1945)

No 5 Air Crew Holding Unit (14 Jun 1945 - 18 Sep 1946)

No 22 Service Flying Training School (22 Oct 1945 - 31 May 1946)

Location

County: - Cheshire

Lat/Long:   53:06:45N  02:36:15W

Grid Ref -  SJ595575

Height Above Sea Level - 180 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened: - 1942

No 21 Group (1944)

Closed: - 1946

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsControl Tower website,

RAF Cambridge

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

Detachment - 16 Sqn (27 - 29 Jun 1940, 3 - xx Aug 1940)

16 Sqn (29 Jun - 3 Aug 1940)

No 4 Flying Instructors' School (3 Jul 1940 - 30 Apr 1943)

2 Sqn (1 Aug - 24 Oct 1940)

'B' Flt, 26 Sqn (3 Aug - xxx 1940)

Detachment - 239 Sqn (Sep 1940 - Jan 1940)

Detachment - 268 Sqn (Sep 1940 - Feb 1940)

Cambridge University Air Sqn (8 Oct 1940 - xxx xxxx, Oct 1946 - Sep 1999)

Roc Flt, attached No 2 Sqn (15 Oct - Nov 1940)

No 54 Maintenance Unit (4 Nov 1939 - 1 Mar 1945)

No 5 Radio Maintenance Unit (1 Jul - 21 Sep 1940 )

No 42 Initial Training Wing (26 Feb - 17 May 1944)

No 105 Gliding School (6 May 1945 - 1 Sep 1955)

No 22 Refresher Flying School (1 May 1947 - 20 Jun 1954)

Detachment - No 2 Civilian Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (Jul 1951 - Mar 1953)

No 5 Air Experience Flt (Jul 1958 - Sep 1966, xxx 1967 - Sep 1999)

Location

County: - Cambridgeshire

Lat/Long:   52:12:28N  00:07:21E Approx

Grid Ref - 

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

SHQ was in the city of Cambridge, from which various units in and around the city were controlled.

The Marshall airfield at Teversham is also included in this entry.

Main units: -

No 22 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School (1 Feb 1938 - 3 Sep 1939)

No 22 Elementary Flying Training School (3 Sep 1939 - 1 May 1947)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Cammeringham

No Badge authorised

Main units (Ingham): -

RLG for No 11 Service Flying Training School (Oct - Nov 1941)

300 Sqn (18 May 1942 - 31 Jan 1943, 22 Jun 1943 - 2 Mar 1944)

199 Sqn (3 Feb - 20 Jun 1943)

305 Sqn (22 Jun - 5 Sep 1943)

RLG for No 16 (Polish) Service Flying Training School (11 Dec 1943 - 2 Feb 1944)

No 1687 (Bomber) Defence Training Flt (5 Jun 1943 - 4 Dec 1944)

No 1481 (Bomber) Gunnery Flt (7 Mar - 4 Dec 1944)

Night Bomber Tactical School/Unit (10 Mar - May 1944)

Main units (Cammeringham): -

No 16 (Polish) School of Technical Training (9 Jul 1945 - 7 Dec 1946)

No 4 (Polish) Holding Unit (14 Nov 1945 - xxx xxxx)

Location

County: - Lincolnshire

Lat/Long:   53:20:28N  00:33:18W

Grid Ref -  SK945838

Height Above Sea Level - 200 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1942

No 1 Group (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

Originally known as Ingham

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Control Tower website,

RAF Cardiff

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

614 (County of Glamorgan) Sqn AuxAF (1 Jun 1937 - 2 Oct 1939)

815 Sqn FAA (5 Feb - 8 Apr 1940)

No 43 Maintenance Unit (3 Feb - 6 Mar 1940)

No 52 Maintenance Unit (6 Mar 1940 - 31 Oct 1945)

No 8 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (9 Nov 1940 - 1 Dec 1943)

No 4 Ferry Pilot Pool (27 Apr - 7 Nov 1940)

Detachment - 286 Sqn (xxx 1942 - xxx 1944)

Detachment - 587 Sqn (Apr - Oct 1944)

75th Infantry Division, US Army (Dec 1944)

No 62 Gliding School (xxx 1947 - 4 Aug 1948)

No 3 Refresher Flying School (15 Aug 1948 - 31 Jul 1953)

No 1952 Reserve AOP Flt, 663 Sqn (15 Oct 1950 - 29 Jun 1953)

Location

County: - Glamorganshire (City of Cardiff)

Lat/Long:   51:29:08N  03:07:56W

Grid Ref -  ST215770

Height Above Sea Level - 23 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

No 53 Wing (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Originally known as Pengam Moors

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Cardington

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

No 19 Aviation Candidates Selection Board (15 Aug 1940 - 18 Mar 1944)

No 19 Aviation Candidates Selection Board (18 Aug 1940 - 18 Mar 1944)

954 (Balloon) Sqn (12 - 18 Sep 1940)

970 (Balloon) Sqn (18 - 23 Sep 1940, 15 Oct 1940 - xxx xxxx, 6 Jan - 1 Jul 1941)

971 (VLA Balloon) Sqn (15 - 31 Oct 1940)

963 (Balloon) Sqn (24 Nov - 28 Dec 1940)

955 (Balloon) Sqn (22 Jan - 18 Feb 1941)

972 (Balloon) Sqn (28 Jan - 6 Feb 1941)

973 (Balloon) Sqn (xxx - xxx 1941)

974 (Balloon) Sqn (1 Apr - 15 Aug 1941)

HQ, No 260 (Balloon) Wing (13 - 14 Jul 1941)

975 (Balloon) Sqn (15 Jul - 18 Aug 1941)

990 (Balloon) Sqn (15 Jul - 15 Aug 1941)

976 (Balloon) Sqn (Aug - 25 Sep 1941)

986 (Balloon) Sqn (3 Jul 1943 - 1 Jan 1944)

967 (Balloon) Sqn (1 - xx Nov 1944)

No 1440 Flt (7 Dec 1942 - 8 Jan 1943)

Training Aids Development Unit (xxx 1944 - xxx 1946)

HQ, No 72 (Signals) Wing (1 - 2 Sep 1944)

No 60 Repair Unit (MT) (Dec 1944 - 15 Mar 1945)

Polish Balloon Unit (15 Mar 1945 - 9 Dec 1946)

No 1 Glider Servicing School (21 Mar 1945 - xxx xxxx)

No 274 Maintenance Unit (15 Apr 1948 - 17 Jan 1955)

No 172 Personnel Transit Centre (26 May - 12 Sep 1952)

No 14 Joint Services Trials Unit (2 - 9 Nov 1959)

Location

County: - Bedfordshire

Lat/Long:   52:06:25N  00:25:08W

Grid Ref - 

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Main units: -

Aircraft Storage Section (2 Aug 1932 - xxx 1933)

No 2 Aircraft Storage Unit (xxx 1933 - 10 Feb 1938)

No 2 RAF Depot (30 Sep 1937 - 7 Sep 1939)

No 26 Maintenance Unit (10 Feb 1938 - 2 Feb 1939, 1 Jul 1940 - 15 Apr 1947)

Ferry Flt, Cardington (xx - 16 Jan 1939)

Sub-site, No 25 Maintenance Unit (xxx 1939 - 31 Aug 1956)

No 4 Aviation Candidates Selection Board (3 Sep 1939 - 28 Aug 1944)

No 7 Aviation Candidates Selection Board (3 Sep 1939 - 28 Aug 1944)

No 2 Recruit Depot (7 Sep 1939 -

'A' Mobile Balloon Sqn (1 Mar - 20 May 1940)

957 (Balloon) Sqn (20 May - 4 Jun 1940)

956 (Balloon) Sqn (2 Jun 1940 - 5 Sep 1944)

958 (Balloon) Sqn (1 Jul - 12 Aug 1940)

No 9 Aviation Candidates Selection Board (8 Jul 1940 - 18 Mar 1944)

959 (Balloon) Sqn (26 Jul - 14 Aug 1940)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Officers CommandingControl Tower website,

RAF Carew Cheriton

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

818 Sqn FAA (14 - 18 Jun 1940)

825 Sqn FAA (20 - 27 Jun 1940)

321 Sqn (24 Jun 1940 - 18 Jan 1941)

Coastal Command Tactical Development Unit (22 Oct - 22 Nov 1940)

Coastal Command Development Unit (22 Nov 1940 - 6 Dec 1941)

320 Sqn (18 Jan - 20 Mar 1941)

236 Sqn (21 Mar 1941 - 9 Feb 1942)

No 19 Group Armament Practice Camp (xxx - 5 Nov 1941)

No 4 Armament Training Camp (5 Nov 1941 - 24 Jul 1942)

254 Sqn (11 Feb - 1 Jun 1942)

RLG for no 1 Air Gunners School (24 Jul - 5 Oct 1942)

No 4 Radio Direction Finding School (5 Oct 1942 - 1 Jan 1943)

No 1607 (Anti-Aircraft Co-operation) Flt (1 Nov 1942 - 3 Nov 1943, 11 Nov - 1 Dec 1943)

No 1447 Flt (11 - 15 Dec 1942)

No 10 Radio School (1 Jan 1943 - 24 Nov 1945)

No 74 Gliding School (Jun - Dec 1946)

RAF Pembroke Dock Station Flt, (26 Aug 1952 - 14 Nov 1953)

Location

County: - Pembrokeshire

Lat/Long:   51:41:15N  04:48:45W

Grid Ref -  SN002655

Height Above Sea Level - 100 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1939

No 27 Group (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

Main units: -

No 4 Radio Direction Finding School (xxx xxxx - xxx xxxx)

'B' Flt, No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (14 Apr - 1 Sep 1939, 5 Sep 1939 - 2 Oct 1941, 9 Mar - 1 Nov 1942)

No 5 Coastal Patrol Flt (1 Mar - 27 May 1940)

'L' Flt, No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit  (5 Apr - 29 Oct 1940)

Detachments**

217 Sqn (3 Sep 1939 - 20 Jul 1940)

206 Sqn (16 Sep - 11 Oct 1939)

'A' Flt, 75 Sqn (1 - 11 Nov 1939)

22 Sqn (9 Mar - Apr 1940)

42 Sqn (xxx 1940 - xxx xxxx)

48 Sqn (12 Jul - 29 Aug 1940)

320 Sqn (30 Oct 1940 - 30 Jan 1941)

235 Sqn (11 Dec 1940 - xxx xxxx)

32 Sqn (Apr - Jun 1941)

238 Sqn (Apr 1941)

300 Sqn (28 Aug 1941 - xxx xxxx)

500 Sqn (28 Aug 1941 - xxx xxxx)

286 Sqn (Apr - May 1942)

No 8 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (Apr - May 1943)

587 Sqn (1 Dec 1943 - 8 May 1944)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Control Tower website,

RAF Cark

Badge not yet located

Main units: -

'F' Flt, No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit  (7 Jan - 1 Nov 1942)

'R' Flt, No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit  (7 Jan  - 1 Oct 1942)

No 6 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (15 Mar 1942 - 8 Mar 1943)

Staff Pilot Training Unit (17 Mar - 14 Nov 1942, 12 Mar 1943 - 31 Dec 1945)

No 1614 (Anti-Aircraft Co-operation) Flt (1 Nov 1942- 1 Dec 1943)

Detachment - 289 Sqn (30 Nov 1942 - xxx xxxx)

650 Sqn (1 Dec 1943 - 18 Nov 1944)

No 188 Gliding School (xxx 1944 - May 1947)

Detachment - 290 Sqn (Apr - May 1944)

Detachment - 650 Sqn (18 Nov 1944 - xxx xxxx)

Pilot-Navigation Instructors Course (29 Oct - 31 Dec 1945)

Location

County: - Lancashire

Lat/Long:   54:09:45N  02:57:30W

Grid Ref -  SD374745

Height Above Sea Level - 17 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1941

No 25 Group (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsControl Tower website,

RAF Carlisle

No Badge authorised

Main units (Airfield): -

No 38 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School (1 Jul - 3 Sep 1939)

No 3 Air Observer Navigation School (24 Nov 1939 - 3 Jun 1940)

No 15 Elementary Flying Training School (2 Jun 1940 - 31 Dec 1947)

No 189 Gliding School (Jun 1945 - Oct 1947)

Main units (MU): -

No 6 Stores Depot (xxx 1938 - 26 Sep 1938)

No 14 Maintenance Unit (26 Sep 1938 - 26 Sep 1996)

School of Torpedo Maintenance (8 Jun - 9 Sep 1942)

Location

County: - Cumberland (Cumbria)

Lat/Long:   54:55:23N  02:58:00W (Airfield)

                  54:55:58N  02:57:58W (MU)

Grid Ref -  NY390595

Height Above Sea Level - 100 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

No 51 Group (1944) (Airfield)

Closed -

Notes

The airfield was known as Kingstown

Detachments

No 6 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (2 Nov 1940 - 9 May 1942)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps Subterranea Britannica website,  Officers Commanding,

RAF Carnaby

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

It was an Emergency Landing Ground during WW2

RLG for No 203 Advanced Flying School (1 Sep 1949 - Jul 1950, Sep 1950 - 1 Jun 1954)

No 203 Advanced Flying School (Jul - Sep 1950)

RLG for No 207 Advanced Flying School (xxx xxxx - 1 Jun 1954)

RLG for No 8 Flying Training School (1 Jun - 1 Jul 1954)

150 Sqn (1 Aug 1959 - 9 Apr 1963)

247 Sqn (1 Jul 1960 - 31 Dec 1963)

Location

County: - East Yorkshire

Lat/Long:   54:03:45N  00:15:30W

Grid Ref -  TA140640

Height Above Sea Level - 35 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1944

No 4 Group (1944)

Closed - 1963

Notes

An industrial estate now occupies most of the original runway.

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Castel Benito

see RAF Idris

RAF Castle Archdale (Lough Erne)

No Badge authorised

Main units (Lough Erne) (continued): -

201 Sqn (9 Oct 1941 - 8 Apr 1944)

413 Sqn (1 - 27 Mar 1942)

422 Sqn (2 Apr - 25 Nov 1942)

119 Sqn (14 Apr - 6 Sep 1942)

Satellite for No 131 OTU (20 Jul 1942 - xxx xxxx)

No 302 Ferry Training Unit (30 Sep - 1 Dec 1942)

423 Sqn (3 Nov 1942 - 8 Aug 1945)

228 Sqn (11 Dec 1942 - 4 May 1943)

Main units (Castle Archdale): -

422 Sqn (4 Nov 1943 - 4 Nov 1944)

202 Sqn (3 Sep 1944 - 12 Jun 1945)

201 Sqn (3 Nov 1944 - 2 Aug 1945 23 May - 3 Jul 1948))

No 4423 Servicing Echelon (4 Jun – 8 Aug 1945)

230 Sqn (10 Aug - 13 Sep 1946)

240 Sqn (21 Jun - 3 Jul 1948)

Location

County: - County Fermanagh

Lat/Long:   54:28:44N  07:43:48W

Grid Ref -  H175585

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - Feb 1941

Closed - 1946

Notes

It was called Castle Archdale on opening but this was changed to Lough Erne on 18 Feb 1941, before reverting to Castle Archdale in Jan 1943.

Main units (Lough Erne): -

Detachment - 240 Sqn (20 Feb - 28 Mar 1941)

209 Sqn (26 Mar - 6 Aug 1941)

240 Sqn (25 Aug 1941 - 6 Jun 1942)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Castle Bromwich

Badge of RAF Castle Bromwich

Main units (continued): -

No 34 Reserve Sqn (1 - 13 Nov 1916)

No 43 Reserve Sqn (2 - 13 Nov 1916)

71 Sqn (27 Mar - 17 Dec 1917)

No 5 Training Sqn (31 May - 12 Dec 1917)

No 28 Training Sqn (31 May - 15 Jul 1917)

No 67 Training Sqn (3 - 11 Jun 1917)

'C' Flt, No 7 Training Depot Station (15 Oct - 1 Nov 1917)

No 74 Training Sqn (1 Dec 1917 - 27 Jun 1918)

No 54 Training Sqn (12 Dec 1917 - 6 Jul 1918)

No 55 Training Sqn (15 Jan - 1 Feb 1918)

49th Aero Sqn, USAAS (1 Feb - 24 Jun 1918)

No 14 Air Acceptance Park (1 Jul 1918 - Apr 1920)

115 Sqn (17 Jul - 1 Sep 1918)

132 Sqn (19 Aug - 12 Dec 1918)

202 Sqn (Jan - 24 Mar 1919)

9 Sqn [cadre] (31 Jul - 31 Dec 1919)

605 (County of Warwick) Sqn AuxAF (5 Oct 1926 - 27 Aug 1939)

No 14 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School (1 Jul 1937 - 3 Sep 1939)

Used by No 9 Maintenance Unit for temporary dispersal (Sep 1939 - xxx 1940)

No 14 Elementary Flying Training School (3 - 9 Sep 1939)

No 7 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (10 Apr 1940 - 1 Dec 1943)

Birmingham University Air Sqn (3 May 1941 - 24 Mar 1958)

No 6 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (8 Mar - 1 Dec 1943)

577 Sqn (1 Dec 1943 - 15 Jun 1946)

No 3507 Signals Unit (1 Dec 1943 - 15 Jun 1946)

No 48 Gliding School (Oct 1945 - 1 Oct 1950, Aug 1950 - Dec 1955)

No 5 Refresher Flying School (1 Nov 1947 - 1 Jun 1954)

Sub-site, No 16 Maintenance Unit (xxx 1947 - 31 Jul 1948)

No 1954 Reserve AOP Flt, 663 Sqn (27 Mar 1953 - 10 Mar 1957)

Location

County: - Warwickshire (West Midlands)

Lat/Long:   52:31:08N  01:47:15W

Grid Ref -  SP145915

Height Above Sea Level - 270 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1914

Closed -

Reopened -

No 70 Group (1944)

Closed - 1958

Notes

Main units: -

No 5 Reserve Aeroplane Sqn (11 May 1915 - 13 Jan 1916)

No 5 Reserve Sqn (13 Jan 1916 - 31 May 1917)

19 Sqn (1 Sep 1915 - 31 Jan 1916)

34 Sqn (12 Jan - 15 Jun 1916)

55 Sqn (27 Apr - 10 Jun 1916)

54 Sqn (15 May - 22 Dec 1916)

No 28 Reserve Sqn (1 Jun 1916 - 31 May 1917)

38 Sqn (14 Jul - 1 Oct 1916)

HQ, 25th (Training) Wing (18 Sep 1916 - 1 Jul 1918)

Detachments**

No 8 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (Jun 1941)

116 Sqn (xxx - 2 Oct 1941)

285 Sqn (Jan 1944 - 26 Jun 1945)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Castle Camps

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

410 Sqn (29 Dec 1943 - 28 Apr 1944)

91 Sqn (29 Feb - 7 Mar 1944)

No 3028 Servicing Echelon (29 Feb – 7 Mar 1944)

HQ, No 149 Airfield (1 Mar - 4 Apr 1944)

HQ, No 25 (Base) Defence Wing (1 Mar - 9 Apr 1944)

No 85 Group Communication Sqn (1 Apr - 6 Jun 1944)

486 Sqn (6 - 21 Mar 1944, 29 Mar - 29 Apr 1944)

No 85 Group Communication Sqn (1 Apr - 3 Jun 1944)

68 Sqn (24 Jun - 27 Oct 1944)

No 6068 Servicing Echelon (22 Jun – 27 Oct 1944)

151 Sqn (7 Oct - 19 Nov 1944)

No 6151 Servicing Echelon (8 Oct – 18 Nov 1944)

25 Sqn (27 Oct 1944 - 1 Jul 1945, 10 Aug - 6 Oct 1945, 20 Oct 1945 - 11 Jan 1946)

No 6025 Servicing Echelon (27 Oct 1944 – 14 Jul 1945, 10 Aug 1945 – 11 Jan 1946)

307 Sqn (27 Jan - 18 May 1945)

No 6307 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (27 Jan – 18 May 1945)

406 Sqn (13 - 14 Jun 1945)

No 6085 Servicing Echelon (27 Jun - 11 Oct 1945)

Location

County: - Essex/Cambridgeshire

Lat/Long:   53:03:00N  00:23:00E

Grid Ref -  TL633420

Height Above Sea Level - 420 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1940

No 11 Group (1944)

Closed - 1946

Notes

Main Units: -

85 Sqn (3 - 5 Sep 1940, 25 - 30 Sep 1940, 27 Jun - 19 Oct 1945)

257 Sqn (30 Sep - 8 Oct 1940)

157 Sqn (17 Dec 1941 - 15 Mar 1943)

605 Sqn (14 Mar - 6 Oct 1943)

No 605 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (15 Mar – 6 Oct 1943)

527 Sqn (13 Jul 1943 - 28 Feb 1944)

Detachments**

'B' Flt, 85 Sqn (27 Jun - 13 Aug 1940)

111 Sqn (31 Aug - 3 Sep 1940)

'B' Flt, 73 Sqn (5 Sep - 13 Nov 1940)

239 Sqn (15 - 17 Sep 1942)

456 Sqn (16 May - Jul 1943)

No 6307 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (May 1944 – Jan 1945)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Castle Kennedy

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

Central Gunnery School (23 Jun - 5 Dec 1941)

No 10 Air Gunners School (24 Jul - 15 Dec 1941)

No 3 Air Gunners School (20 Apr - 19 Dec 1942)

No 2 Torpedo Training Unit (19 Dec 1942 - 29 Sep 1943)

Detachment - No 17 Service Flying Training School (Nov - 20 Dec 1944)

No 104 Storage Sub-site (16 Jul 1945 - 10 Aug 1947)

Location

County: - Wigtownshire (Dumfries and Galloway)

Lat/Long:   54:53:35N  04:56:02W

Grid Ref -  NX119598

Height Above Sea Level - 83 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1941

No 29 Group (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Castletown

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

404 Sqn (20 Jun - 27 Jul 1941)

607 Sqn (27 Jul - 20 Aug 1941)

331 Sqn (21 Aug - 21 Sep 1941)

123 Sqn (21 Sep 1941 - 11 Apr 1942)

No 3034 Servicing Echelon (14 - 17 Nov 1941)

54 Sqn (17 Nov 1941 - 1 Jul 1942)

No 3022 Servicing Echelon (17 Nov 1941 – 2 Jun 1942)

No 3033 Servicing Echelon (7 Feb – 28 Mar 1942)

167 Sqn (31 May - 14 Oct 1942)

610 Sqn (15 Oct 1942 - 23Jan 1943)

Advanced Ship Recognition Flt (12 Nov 1942 - 7 Jan 1943)

282 Sqn (1 Jan 1943 - 12 Jan 1944)

131 Sqn (20 Jan - 26 Jun 1943)

310 Sqn (26 Jun - 19 Jul 1943)

No 1491 (Target Towing) Flt (16 Aug - Oct 1945)

No 501 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (19 Sep 1943 – 22 Mar 1944)

118 Sqn (19 Oct 1943 - 20 Jan 1944)

132 Sqn (17 Jan - 11 Mar 1944)

Detachment - 278 Sqn (10 Feb - 22 Apr 1944)

No 6504 Servicing Echelon (22 Mar – 29 Apr 1944)

66 Sqn (8 - 14 May 1944)

No 6066 Servicing Echelon (9 – 14 May 1944)

Location

County: - Caithness (Highland District)

Lat/Long:   58:35:00N  03:20:30W

Grid Ref -  ND215669

Height Above Sea Level - 90 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1940

No 13 Group (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

Main Units: -

504 Sqn (21 Jun - 1 Sep 1940, 10 Mar - 30 Apr 1944)

No1 Radio Maintenance Unit (3 Aug - 21 Sep 1940) (Olrig House)

3 Sqn (2 - 14 Sep 1940, 14 Oct 1940 - 7 Jan 1941, 10 Feb - 3 Apr 1941)

808 Sqn FAA (5 Sep - 2 Oct 1940)

232 Sqn (18 Sep - 13 Oct 1940)

260 Sqn (22 Nov - 5 Dec 1940, 7 Jan - 10 Feb 1941)

Detachment - 66 Sqn (Nov 1940 - xxx xxxx)

1 Sqn RCAF (8 Dec 1940 - 10 Feb 1941)

213 Sqn (18 Feb - 11 May 1941)

17 Sqn (4 Apr - 15 Jun 1941)

124 Sqn (10 May - 18 Nov 1941)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Officers Commanding,

RAF Catania

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

No 4 Aircraft Delivery Flt (Middle East) (Jan - 21 Sep 1944)

No 66 Staging Post (1 Aug - 1 Nov 1944)

No 4 Ferry Unit (23 Sep 1944 - Jan 1945)

43 Sqn (

87 Sqn (

108 Sqn (

117 Sqn (

185 Sqn (

229 Sqn (

243 Sqn (

255 Sqn (

267 Sqn (

272 Sqn (

1435 Sqn (

Location

Country: - Sardinia

Lat/Long:  37:28:00N  15:03:59E

Height Above Sea Level:  43 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

It is now known as Catania-Fontanarossa Airport

Main units: -

No 23 Air Despatch & Reception Unit(9 Apr 1943 - Sep 1944)

No 3204 Servicing Commando (18 Aug - 26 1943)

No 62 Staging Post (20 Sep 1943 - 1 Aug 1945)

No 118 Maintenance Unit (15 Oct 1943 - 21 Sep 1944)

No 52 Personnel Transit Centre (Nov - 1 Dec 1943)

Detachments**

No 144 Maintenance Unit (xxx - 15 Oct 1943)

'C' Det, No 4 Ferry Unit (Jan - xxx 1945)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Catfoss

Badge of No 1 Armament Training Station, Catfoss

Main units (continued): -

No 446 Flt (4 Aug - 1 Sep 1930, 27 Jun - xxx 1932)

No 445 Flt (2 - 19 Jun 1931)

No 449 Flt (26 - 30Aug 1931)

No 1 Armament Training Camp (1 Jan 1932 - 1 Apr 1938)

No 450 Flt (27 Jun - 7 Jul 1932)

100 Sqn (15 Jul - 27 Aug 1932)

16 Sqn (24 Mar - 16 May 1933)

822 Sqn (28 Aug - 7 Sep 1933, 4 - 22 May 1935)

821 Sqn (7 - 24 Sep 1933, 18 Jun - 7 Jul 1934, 22 Jul - Aug 1935)

820 Sqn (7 - 28 Jul 1934)

97 Sqn (16 - 26 Sep 1935)

33 Sqn (Sep - 4 Oct 1935)

810 Sqn (23 May - 20 Jun 1936)

42 Sqn (28 Aug - 17 Sep 1937)

No 1 Armament Training Station (1 Apr 1938 - 3 Sep 1939)

234 Sqn (22 Feb - 14 Mar 1940)

616 Sqn (23 Feb - 9 Mar 1940,  20 Mar - 10 May 1940)

No 2 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit (1 Oct 1940 - 15 Feb 1944)

Central Gunnery  School (24 Feb 1944 - 12 Nov 1945)

Sub-site, No 14 Maintenance Unit (1 Dec 1945 - 31 May 1949)

226 Sqn (1 Aug 1959 - 9 Mar 1963)

Location

County: - East Riding of Yorkshire

Lat/Long:  53:55:15N  00:16:30W

Grid Ref:    TA135485

Height above sea level: 40ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1932

No 25 Group (1 Dec 1937 - 3 Sep 1939)

No 17 Group (1 Oct 1940 - 15 Feb 1944)

No 25 Group (24 Feb 1944 - xxx xxxx)

Closed - 1963

Notes

During its use as an ATC/ATS various squadrons carried out short detachments to Catfoss, from where they used the ranges at nearby Skipsea on the coast

Main units: -

Armament Practice Camp (1930 - 1932)

Detachments:

9 Sqn (May 1930, Aug 1931, May 1932, May 1933, Sep 1934, Apr 1935)

No 5 Group Target Towing Flt (Sep 1939 - Jan 1940)

No 10 Flying Training School (23 Oct - 20 Nov 1937)

98 Sqn (Target Towing section) (Oct 1939 - Jan 1940)

RAF Finningley Target Towing section (Nov 1939 - Jan 1940)

No 16 Operational Training Unit (Jul - 22 Oct 1940)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsControl Tower website,

RAF Catterick

Badge of RAF Catterick

Main units (continued): -

41 Sqn (25 Sep 1936 -19 Oct 1939, 25 Oct 1939 - 28 May 1940, 17 Jun - 26 Jul 1940, 8 Aug - 3 Sep 1940, 23 Feb - 28 Jul 1941)

609 Sqn (27 Aug - 7 Oct 1939)

219 Sqn (4 Oct 1939 - 12 Oct 1940, 24 Apr - 1 Jun 1943)

54 Sqn (28 May - 4 Jun 1940, 28 Jul - 8 Aug 1940,  3 Sep 1940 - 23 Feb 1941)

504 Sqn (2 - 6 Sep 1940)

600 Sqn (12 Oct 1940 - 14 Mar 1941)

256 Sqn (23 Nov 1940 - 4 Jan 1941)

68 Sqn (7 Jan - 17 Apr 1941)

313 Sqn (10 May - 1 Jul 1941)

131 Sqn (10 Jul - 6 Aug 1941)

331 Sqn (21 Jul - 21 Aug 1941)

145 Sqn (28 Jul 1941 - 11 Feb 1942)

122 Sqn (31 Aug - 6 Oct 1941)

17 Sqn (31 Oct - 10 Nov 1941)

134 Sqn (7 - 30 Dec 1941)

332 Sqn (15 Jan - 19 Jun 1942)

403 Sqn (19 Jun - 1 Jul 1942, 8 Jul - 16 Aug 1942, 20 Aug 1942 - 23 Jan 1943)

63 Sqn (16 Jul - 6 Nov 1942, 13 - 21 Nov 1942)

No 1472 Flt (16 Jan - 15 Nov 1943)

401 Sqn (23 Jan - 29 May 1943)

No 3015 Servicing Echelon (29 Apr – 15 Dec 1943)

306 Sqn (30 May - 11 Aug 1943)

No 1490 (Target Towing) Flt (May - 15 Jul 1943)

No 1489 (Fighter) Gunnery Flt (Jul - 18 Oct 1943)

130 Sqn (18 Sep - 10 Nov 1943)

No 504 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (18 Sep – 8 Nov 1943)

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

222 Sqn (14 - 25 Feb 1944)

RAF Film Unit (xxx 1944 - xxx xxxx)

RAF Regiment Depot (xxx 1946 - Feb 1994)

Sub-site, No 35 Maintenance Unit (xxx 1947 - 31 Aug 1949)

No 289 Sqn RAF Regiment (1 May 1952 - xxx xxxx)

RAF School of Fire Fighting (xxx 1959 - 18 Nov 1988)

No 645 Volunteer Gliding School/Sqn (26 Mar 1960 - Current)

Air Platoon, 1st Royal Irish Rangers (May - 5 Jun 1967)

Air Platoon, 3rd Royal Irish Rangers (May 1967 - 1 Apr 1969)

No 2 Sqn RAF Regiment

No 16 Sqn RAF Regiment

No 37 Sqn RAF Regiment

No 48 Sqn RAF Regiment

No 51 Sqn RAF Regiment

No 58 Sqn RAF Regiment

No 66 Sqn RAF Regiment

No 2701 Sqn RAF Regiment

No 2703 Sqn RAF Regiment

Location

County: - North Yorkshire

Lat/Long:  54:22:00N  01:37:00W

Grid Ref:    SE250968

Height above sea level: 175ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1914

No 12 Group (1944)

Closed: 

Notes

Main units: -

HQ No 8 Wing (5 Nov 1915 - 7 Feb 1916)

No 6 Reserve Aeroplane Sqn (27 Nov 1915 - 13 Jan 1916)

No 14 Reserve Aeroplane Sqn (1 Dec 1915 -13 Jan 1916)

No 6 Reserve Sqn (13 Jan 1916 - 31 May 1917)

No 14 Reserve Sqn (13 Jan 1916 - 31 May 1917)

44 Sqn (15 - 18 Apr 1916)

53 Sqn (15 May - 11 Dec 1916)

No 37 Reserve Sqn (2 - 13 Nov 1916)

No 52 Reserve Sqn (18 Jan - 18 Mar 1917)

No 83 (Canadian) Reserve Sqn (Jan - Mar 1917)

No 88 (Canadian) Reserve Sqn (15 Mar - Apr 1917)

No 68 Reserve Sqn (7 - 14 Apr 1917)

No 6 Training Sqn (31 May - 24 Nov 1917)

No 14 Training Sqn (31 May - 23 Jul 1917)

No 46 Training Sqn (23 Jul 1917 - 15 Jul 1918)

89 Sqn (24 Jul - 1 Aug 1917)

No 69 Training Sqn (1 - 10 Oct 1917)

107 Sqn (8 - 18 Oct 1917)

No 52 Training Sqn (24 Nov 1917 - 15 Jul 1918)

115 Sqn (1 Dec 1917 - 15 Apr 1918)

118 Sqn (1 Jan - 15 Apr 1918)

127 Sqn (1 Jan - 4 Jul 1918)

166th Aero Sqn, USAAS (25 Mar - 7 Aug 1918)

No 49 Training Depot Station (15 Jul 1918 - 10 Mar 1919)

No 401 Flt (20 - 24 Aug 1925)

26 Sqn (11 Oct 1927 - 3 Oct 1939)

No 449 Flt (29 - 30 Apr 1929)

No 450 Flt (30 May - 14 Jun 1929)

Detachments:

25 Sqn (1 Jan - xxx 1916)

'C' Flt, 76 Sqn (10 Oct 1916 - 10 May 1919)

76 Sqn (Oct 1916 - May 1919)

'B Flt, 13 Sqn (Aug - 8 Sep 1924)

'A' Flt, 13 Sqn (9 - 19 Mat 1926)

'D' Flt, 13 Sqn (25 Jun - 14 Jul 1926, 10 Aug - 18 Sep 1926)

19 Sqn (19 - 27 Oct 1935, 20 - 27 Oct 1939)

'B' Flt, 64 Sqn (18 Apr - 11 May 1940)

'A' Flt, 152 Sqn (6 Jun - xxx 1940)

'B' Flt, 607 Sqn (29 Jul - 21 Aug 1940)

'A' Flt, 607 Sqn (xx - 31 Aug 1940)

No 7 Anti-Aircraft Co-Operation Unit (25 - xx May 1941)

'A' Flt, 122 Sqn (27 Jul - 9 Aug 1941)

'B' Flt, 122 Sqn (14 - 31 Aug 1941)

289 Sqn (May 1942 - May 1945)

402 Sqn (xxx - 25 Feb 1944)

Links to related sites/pages

Battle of Britain Anniversary websiteSubterranea Britannica website, Commanding Officers, Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Cattewater

see RAF Mount Batten

RAF Celle

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 6414 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (7 – 8 May 1945)

No 427 Refuelling and Re-arming Unit (26 - 28 May 1945)

No 84 Group Communication Flt (27 May - xxx 1945)

No 412 Repair & Salvage Unit (30 May - xxx 1945)

No 6002 Servicing Echelon (30 May – 18 Jun 1945, 17 Sep 1945 – 15 Apr 1947)

No 6268 Servicing Echelon (30 May – 18 Jun 1945, 19 Jun 1945)

No 94 (Forward) Staging Post (31 May - Nov 1945)

No 3 Air Delivery Letter Service (10 Jul - 1 Aug 1945)

No 402 Air Stores Park (17 Aug 1945 - 15 Jun 1946)

No 6016 Servicing Echelon (19 Sep 1945 – 1 May 1946)

No 1902 AOP Flt (1 Jan - 1 Dec 1947)

No 1903 AOP Flt (1 Jan - 1 Dec 1947)

No 1904 AOP Flt (1 Jan - 1 Dec 1947)

No 6014 Servicing Echelon (16 Aug 1949 – 1 Nov 1950)

No 1 Mobile Repair and Salvage Unit (25 Mar 1950 - 1 Jan 1957)

HQ, No 139 Wing (1 Apr 1953 - 1 Dec 1957)

2 Sqn (

4 Sqn (

11 Sqn (

14 Sqn (

16 Sqn (

41 Sqn (

93 Sqn (

94 Sqn (

98 Sqn (

145 Sqn (

268 Sqn (

652 Sqn (

659 Sqn (

Location

Country: - Lower Saxony, Germany

Lat/Long:  52:35:40N   10:01:30E

Height Above Sea Level:  129 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Captured by the 15th Scottish Division - 12 Apr 1945

Main Units: -

No 19 Terminal Staging Post (16 Apr - 31 May 1945)

No 6041 Servicing Echelon (16 Apr – 9 May 1945)

HQ, No 125 Wing (16 Apr - 9 May 1945)

130 Sqn (16 April – 7 May 1945)

350 Sqn (16 April – 7 May 1945)

No 401 Air Stores Park (16 Apr - xx May 1945)

No. 361 Air Liaison Section (16 Apr - 9 May 1945)

No 409 Repair & Salvage Unit (16 Apr - 3 May 194

No 108 Mobile Dental Surgery (16 Apr.-9 May 1945)

No 6130 Servicing Echelon (17 Apr – 7 May 1945)

No 6132 Servicing Echelon (17 Apr – 7 May 1945)

No 6245 Servicing Echelon (19 Apr – 28 May 1945)

No 91 (Forward) Staging Post (22 Apr - 21 May 1945)

No 404 Air Stores Park (25 Apr - 6 May 1945)

137 Sqn (7 – 9 May 1945)

414 Sqn (7 May 1945 to xx xxx)

486 Sqn (7 – 9 May 1945)

No 6137 Servicing Echelon (7 – 9 May 1945)

Detachments*

'A' Section, No 426 Refuelling and Re-arming Unit (16 Apr - Jul 1945)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Chaklala

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

5 Sqn (

10 Sqn (

62 Sqn (

99 Sqn (

194 Sqn (

215 Sqn (

298 Sqn (

670 Sqn (

672 Sqn (

No 3 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit (19 Mar 1944 - 1 Sep 1945, xxx - 14 Jun 1946)

No 1 Glider Servicing Flt (Jun  - Sep 1944)

RAF Element, Air Transport Development Centre (India) (6 Sep 1944 - xxx 1946)

No 20 Glider Servicing Echelon (16 - 29 Nov 1944)

No 21 Glider Servicing Echelon (24 - 29 Nov 1944)

No 7135 Servicing Echelon (17 May – xxx 1945)

No 7030 Servicing Echelon (18 May – 7 Jul 1945)

No 10 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit (20 Jul - Nov 1945)

Location

Country - Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan

Lat/Long:  33:36:59N   73:05:57E

Height above sea level:  1,688 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

It is the third largest airport in Pakistan and is now known as Islamabad International Airport

Main Units: -

No 3 (Indian) Wing (14 Oct 1935 - xxx xxxx, 16 Jan 1936 - 25 Apr 1938)

No 223 Group Communication Flt (2 Dec 1942 - xxx 1944)

Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit (29 Sep 1943 - xxx 1944)

No 2 Det,  No 144 Repair & Salvage Unit (Feb 1944 - 19 Feb 1945)

No5 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit (10 Feb 1944 - Sep 1945)

Detachments**

No 141 Repair & Salvage Unit (1 - 30 Apr 1946)

Links to related sites/pages

Islamabad International Airport website, Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Chakulia

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

20 Sqn (

30 Sqn (

42 Sqn (

135 Sqn (

615 Sqn (

No 22 Glider Servicing Echelon (xxx - 25 Oct 1945)

No 148 Staging Post (10 Jan 1945 - 15 Feb 1946)

No 210 Staging Post (24 Aug 1945 - 27 May 1946)

No 158 Staging Post (1 Feb - 11 May 1946)

Location

Country: - India

Lat/Long:  22:27:54N   86:42:14E.

Height Above Sea Level:  377 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Detachments**

No 134 Repair & Salvage Unit (xxx 1945 - 27 Apr 1946)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Chalgrove

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

RLG for No 15 OTU (xxx 1942 - xxx 1943)

10th Photographic Group, USAAF (xxx - xxx 1944)

Detachment - 423rd Night Fighter Sqn, USAAF (May - Jun 1944)

9th Air Force Tactical Cargo Command Pathfinder School, USAAF (13 Sep 1944 - 5 Mar 1945)

7th Photographic Group, USAAF (Mar - Oct 1945)

653rd Weather Sqn, USAAF (5 Aug - 15 Oct 1945)

No 8 Operational Training Unit (4 Jul - 19 Oct 1946)

No 21 Air Crew Holding Unit (1 Oct 1946 - 1 Jun 1947)

Location

County: - Oxfordshire

Lat/Long:   51:40:30N  01:04:30W

Grid Ref -  SU635977

Height Above Sea Level - 230 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1943

USAAF (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsControl Tower website,

RAF Changi

RAF Changi badge

Main units (continued): -

No 2810 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx xxxx - xxx 1947)

84 Sqn (26 Sep 1947 - 1 Feb 1948)

81 Sqn (1 Oct 1947 - 1 Feb 1948)

Far East Communication Sqn (15 Oct 1947 - 25 May 1949, 21 Aug 1949 - 1 Nov 1971)

No 1914 Flt (15 Nov 1947 - 1 Feb 1948)

ACFE Instrument Flying Training Flt (1 - 8 Jun 1948)

ACFE All-Weather Flt (8 Jun 1948 - Apr 1950)

HQ Far East Air Force (1 Jun 1949 - 1 Nov 1971)

33 Sqn (9 Aug - 10 Sep 1949, 13 Oct 1949 - 18 Mar 1950)

656 Sqn (17 Aug 1949 - 12 Apr 1950)

No 1902 AOP Flt (Sep 1949 - Jun 1950)

Far East Casualty Evacuation Flt (22 May 1950 - 2 Feb 1953)

No 1911 AOP Flt (Jun - Aug 1950)

Towed Target Flt (1 Jul 1951 - 1 May 1964)

Far East Transport Wing (1 Jan 1952 - 15 Feb 1956)

Short Range Transport Sqn (31 Dec 1952 - xxx xxxx)

205 Sqn (1 Mar 1958 - 31 Oct 1971)

No 1325 Flt (28 Mar 1959 - 1 May 1960)

215 Sqn (31 Jul 1963 - 31 Dec 1967)

41 Sqn RNZAF (1963 - 1971?)

26 LAA Sqn, RAF Regiment (xxx 1963 - xxx xxxx)

1574 Target Facilities Flt (1 May 1964 - 31 Jan 1971)

77 Sqn RAAF (xxx 1964 - xxx xxxx)

801 Sqn FAA (xxx 1964 -xxx 1965)

3 Sqn RAAF (xxx 1965 - xxx xxxx)

Naval Aircraft Support Unit (xxx 1965 - 1 May 1969)

130 Flt Royal Corps of Transport (Mar 1968 - xxx xxxx)

103 Sqn (28 Mar 1969 - 15 Sep 1971)

RAF Hospital

Comcen Singapore

No. 2 Aeronautical Documents Unit

Jungle Survival School

19 Signals Regiment

Joint Warfare Branch

No 15 Sqn RAF Regiment

No 26 Sqn RAF Regiment

Location

Country: - Singapore

Lat/Long:  01:21:33N  103:59:22E

Height Above Sea Level:  22 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 8 Apr 1946

ACSEA (8 Apr - 30 Sep 1946)

ACFE (30 Sep 1946 - 1 Jun 1949)

FEAF (1 Jun 1949 - 1 Mar 1952, xxx xxxx - 31 Oct 1971)

No 230 Group (1 Mar 1952 - 16 Feb 1953)

AHQ Singapore (16 Feb 1953 - xxx xxxx)

Air Support Command ( 1 Nov - 9 Dec 1971)

Closed - 9 Dec 1971

Notes

Initially built as an Artillery camp, following the Japanese capture of Singapore, a PoW camp was established at Changi. 

The Japanese built the first airfield and in 1945 it was re-occupied by the Army, but was then transferred to the RAF.

It is now Singapore International Airport

Main units: -

48 Sqn (24 Apr 1946 - 1 Jun 1949, 12 Dec 1949 - 1 Apr 1967, 2 Oct 1967 - 1 Sep 1971))

HQ ACSEA Communication Sqn (Jul - 30 Sep1946)

HQ Air Command Far East (30 Sep 1946 - 1 Jun 1949)

ACFE & AHQ Malaya Communication Sqn (30 Sep 1946 - 15 Jan 1947)

AHQ Malaya (1 Dec 1946 - 31 Aug 1957)

Far East Communication Flt (15 Jan - 15 Oct 1947)

52 Sqn (30 Jul 1947 - 21 Nov 1948, 27 Aug 1949 - 12 Jul 1950, 12 Jan 1951 - 1 Aug 1959, 17 Feb - 31 Dec 1969)

110 Sqn (15 Sep 1947 - 2 Jul 1948, 20 Nov 1948 - 27 May 1949, 27 Aug - 11 Dec 1949 , 12 -19 Jul 1950, 26 Oct 1951 -31 Dec 1957, 6 Mar 1969 - 15 Feb 1971)

Detachments: -

110 Sqn (Dec 1949 - Jul 1950)

205 Sqn (Sep 1949 - Mar 1958)

656 Sqn (Apr 1950 - Sep 1957)

38 Sqn RAAF (xxx 1950 -

Links to related sites/pages

Welcome to RAF Changi booklet, The Changi Murals, Book - The History of Changi, Aerial photo on Google Maps, RAF Changi Association website,

RAF Charmy Down

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

137 Sqn (20 Sep - 8 Nov 1941)

417 Sqn (27 Nov 1941 - 26 Jan 1942)

No 1454 (Fighter) Flt (26 Jan - 2 Sep 1942)

234 Sqn (23 - 29 Aug 1942)

533 Sqn (2 Sep 1943 - 25 Jan 1943)

245 Sqn (26 Oct 1942 - 29 Jan 1943)

421 Sqn (30 Nov - 3 Dec 1942)

Fighter Leaders School (9 Feb - 16 Aug 1943)

RLG for No 52 OTU (Feb - 10 Aug 1943)

416th Night Fighter Sqn, USAAF (May - 11 Jun 1943)

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

RLG for No 3 Flying Instructors' School (xxx - xxx 1943)

422nd Night Fighter Sqn, USAAF (7 Mar - 7 May 1944)

155th Photographic Reconnaissance Sqn, USAAF (18 Apr - 20 May 1944)

425th Night Fighter Sqn, USAAF (26 May - 12 Jun 1944)

RLG for No 3 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit (30 Oct 1944 - 17 Dec 1945)

No 92 Gliding School (xxx 1945 - 20 Feb 1948)

Location

County: - Somerset

Lat/Long:   51:25:38N  02:20:31W

Grid Ref -  ST764700

Height Above Sea Level - 688 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1940

No 23 Group (1944)

Closed - 1946

Notes

Main units: -

87 Sqn (11 Dec 1940 - 6 Aug 1941, 27 Jan - 24 Nov 1942)

RLG for No 1454 (Fighter) Flt (4Jul 1941 - 26 Jan 1942)

125 Sqn (7 Aug - 24 Sep 1941)

263 Sqn (7 Aug - 19 Dec 1941, 23 Dec 1941 - 28 Jan 1942)

Detachments**

87 Sqn (Nov - 11 Dec 1940)

125 Sqn (Feb - May 1942)

286 Sqn (Apr - May 1942)

247 Sqn (2 Aug 1942 - xxx xxxx)

88 Sqn (24 - 29 Sep 1942, Apr - Jun 1943)

107 Sqn (Sep 1942)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Atlantikwall websiteControl Tower website,

RAF Charter Hall/Charterhall

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 54 Operational Training Unit (7 May 1942 - 1 Nov 1945)

Detachment - 770 Sqn FAA (1 Jul - 1 Oct 1945)

Detachment - 772 Sqn FAA (10 - 16 Oct 1945)

No 3 Armament Practice Station (1 Nov 1945 - 17 Mar 1946, 7 Nov 1946 - 26 mar 1947)

130 Sqn (1 Dec 1945 - 24 Jan 1946)

No 6130 Servicing Echelon (1 Dec 1945 - 24 Jan 1946)

165 Sqn (1 - 18 Jan 1946)

No 6165 Servicing Echelon (30 Dec 1945 – 24 Jan 1946)

263 Sqn (4 Jan - 1 Mar 1946)

No 6263 Servicing Echelon (24 Jan - 1 Mar 1946)

303 Sqn (6 – 23 Mar 1946)

No 6303 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (6 – 23 Mar 1946)

Location

County: - Berwickshire (Scottish Borders)

Lat/Long:   55:42:38N  02:22:30W

Grid Ref -  NT765463

Height Above Sea Level - 350 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1942

No 12 Group (1944)

Closed - 1946

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Chedburgh

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

214 Sqn (1 Oct 1942 - 10 Dec 1943)

620 Sqn (17 Jun - 23 Nov 1943)

No 23 Heavy Glider Maintenance Section (16 Aug 1943 - 15 Mar 1944)

No 1653 Heavy Conversion Unit (21 Nov 1943 - 27 Nov 1944)

218 Sqn (5 Dec 1944 - 10 Aug 1945)

301 Sqn (4 Sep 1945 – 10 Dec 1946)

No 4301 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (4 Sep 1945 – 10 Dec 1946)

304 Sqn (6 Sep 1945 – 18 Dec 1946)

No 4304 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (6 Sep 1945 – 18 Dec 1946)

Location

County: - Suffolk

Lat/Long:   52:10:53N  00:37:15E

Grid Ref -  TL790570

Height Above Sea Level - 410 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1942

No 3 Group (1944)

Closed - 1952

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

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

RAF Cheddington

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

Satellite for No 26 OTU (15 Mar - 5 Sep 1942)

44th Bomb Group, USAAF (11 Sep - 14 Oct 1942)

Detachment - No 2 Glider Training School (3 Feb - 10 Mar 1943)

2nd CCRC, USAAF (16 Aug 1943 - Feb 1944)

50th Fighter Sqn, USAAF (15Mar44 12Apr44 Watton P-38

850th Bomb Sqn, USAAF (11May 1944 - 27 May 1944)

858th Bomb Sqn, USAAF (19 Jun 1944 - 11 Aug 1944)

406th Bomb Sqn, USAAF (5 Aug 1944 - 16 Mar 1945)

36th Bomb Sqn, USAAF (14 Aug 1944 - 28 Feb 1945)

803rd Bomb Sqn, USAAF(14 Aug 1944 - 28 Feb 1945)

3rd CCRC, USAAF (Nov 1944 - xxx xxxx)

495th Fighter Training Group, USAAF (15 Feb 1945 - Jun 1945)

Location

County: - Buckinghamshire

Lat/Long:   51:50:00N  00:40:45W

Grid Ref -  SP910160

Height Above Sea Level - 300 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1942

USAAF (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Chelveston

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

Central Gunnery School (5 Dec 1941 - 5 Apr 1942)

'A' Flt, Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment (6 May - 5 Jun 1942)

60th Transport Group/Troop Carrier Group, USAAF (11 Jun 1942 - 7 Aug 1942)

301st Bomb Group, USAAF (18 Aug 1942 - 23 Nov 1942)

305th Bomb Group USAAF (6 Dec 1942 - 25 Jul 1945)

Sub-site, No 25 Maintenance Unit (9 Oct 1945 - xxx 1947)

3914th Air Base Group, USAF (1 Nov 1955 - xxx xxxx)

301st Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, USAF (9 Jan 1959 - xxx 1959)

42nd Tactical Reconnaissance Sqn USAF Aug 1959 - May 1965)

Location

County: - Northamptonshire

Lat/Long:   52:18:15N  00:31:23W

Grid Ref -  TL006685

Height Above Sea Level - 292 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1941

USAAF (1944)

Closed -

Notes

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Aerial photo on Google MapsControl Tower website,

RAF Chessington

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

Air Crew Disposal Unit (15 Oct 1943 - 23 Jun 1944)

982 (Balloon) Sqn (20 Apr - 6 May 1942)

HQ, No 275 (Balloon) Wing (23 Apr - May 1942)

983 (Balloon) Sqn (8 May - 9 Jul 1942)

984 (Balloon) Sqn (15 Jun - 17 Jul 1942)

985 (Balloon) Sqn (15 Jun - 2 Nov 1942)

953 (Balloon) Sqn (xxx - 31 Oct 1944)

Casualty Air Evacuation Sqn (27 Aug - 28 Aug 1952)

Location

County: - Surrey (Greater London)

Lat/Long:   51:21:46N  oo:17:56W Approx

Grid Ref - 

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Chicksands

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

 

Location

County: - Bedfordshire

Lat/Long:   52:02:35N  00:23:24W

Grid Ref - 

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Chilbolton

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

HQ, 122 Airfield (25 Feb - 13 Mar 1943)

174 Sqn (1 - 11 Mar 1943)

184 Sqn (1 - 11 Mar 1943)

12th Tactical Reconnaissance Sqn, USAAF (1 Mar 1944 - 14 Mar 1944)

15th Tactical Reconnaissance Sqn USAAF (1 Mar 1944 - 16 Mar 1944)

368th Fighter Group, USAAF (15 Mar 1944 - 20 Jun 1944)

442nd Troop Carrier Group, USAAF (11 - xx Sep 1944)

No 41 Operational Training Unit (23 Mar - 26 Apr 1945)

26 Sqn (23 May - 18 Aug 1945)

No 6026 Servicing Echelon (22 May – 17 Jul 1945)

183 Sqn (17 Jun - 8 Oct 1945, 15 Nov 1945)

No 6183 Servicing Echelon (17 Jun – 15 Nov 1945)

247 Sqn (20 Aug 1945 - 7 Jan 1946, 16 Feb - 1 Jun 1946, 12 - 27 Jun 1946)

No 6247 Servicing Echelon (20 Aug 1945 – 27 Jun 1946)

222 Sqn (10 - 15 Sep 1945)

54 Sqn (15 Nov 1945 - 28 Jun 1946)

No 6054 Servicing Echelon (15 Nov 1945 – 28 Jun 1946)

HQ, No 129 Wing (29 Nov - 12 Dec 1945)

No 1 Fighter Command Servicing Unit (Dec 1945 - 2 Jan 1946)

HQ, Southern Sector (Jan - May 1946)

HQ, No 124 Wing (xx - 30 Apr 1946)

Location

County: - Hampshire

Lat/Long:   51:08:38N  01:26:08W

Grid Ref -  SU393385

Height Above Sea Level - 300 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1940

No 11 Group (1944)

Closed - 1961

Notes

Main Units: -

238 Sqn (30 Sep 1940 - 1 Apr 1941, 16 Apr - 16 May 1941)

RLG for No 2 School of Army Co-operation (Apr - 31 May 1941)

308 Sqn (1 -24 Jun 1941)

501 Sqn (25 Jun - 5 Aug 1941)

504 Sqn (11 - 24 Aug 1941)

245 Sqn (1 Sep - 17 Nov 1941, 23 Nov - 19 Dec 1941)

No 3007 Servicing Echelon (23 Nov – 19 Dec 1941)

RLG for Glider Pilot Exercise Unit (18 Dec 1942 - 8 Jan 1943

Glider Pilots'  Exercise Unit (8 Jan - 10 May  1943)

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RAF Chilmark

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 11 Stores Depot (1Apr 1937 - 20 Mar 1939)

No 11 Maintenance Unit (20 Mar 1939 - 27 Jan 1995)

Location

County: - Wiltshire

Lat/Long:   51:04:48N  02:02:11W

Grid Ref -  ST974312

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Atlantikwall website,

RAF China Bay

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

17 Sqn (

159 Sqn (

205 Sqn (

240 Sqn (

258 Sqn (

261 Sqn (

273 Sqn (

321 Sqn (

357 Sqn (

684 Sqn (

No 243 Air-Sea Rescue Unit (Nov 1942 - 19 May 1945)

No 235 Air-Sea Rescue Unit (9 Oct 1943 - 12 Oct 1945)

984 (Balloon) Sqn (10 Jan - 31 Dec 1944)

No 239 Air-Sea Rescue Unit (Jul - 19 Nov 1944)

No 1352 Air Sea Rescue Flt (10 - 21 Sep 1945)

Location

Country: - Sri Lanka (Ceylon)

Lat/Long:  8:32:24N   81:10:55E

Height Above Sea Level:  6 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

It is now the home of the Sri Lanka Air Force Academy (2008)

Detachments**

No 5 Air-Sea Rescue Flt (Far East) (Apr - Jun 1945)

No 1350 Air Sea Rescue Flt (1 Jun - 19 Jul 1945)

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Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Chipping Onger

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

387th Bomb Group USAAF (21 Jul 1943 - 21 Jul 1944)

Detachment - No 1426 (Enemy Aircraft) Flt (18 Sep 1944 - 7 Nov 1944)

295 Sqn  (Sep 1944 - Oct 1944)

570 Sqn (Sep 1944 - 9 Oct 1944)

Location

County: - Essex

Lat/Long:   51:43:48N  00:17:40E

Grid Ref -  TL582055

Height Above Sea Level - 250 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1943

USAAF (1944)

Closed - 1946

Notes

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Aerial photo on Google MapsControl Tower website,

RAF Chipping Warden

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 12 Operational Training Unit  (Aug 1941 - 22 Jun 1945)

No 1517 Beam Approach Training Flt (14 Nov 1942 - 22 May 1945)

RLG for No 13 Operational Training Unit  (xxx xxxx - 14 Jul 1945)

No 10 Air Navigation School (10 Jul 1945 - 1 Dec 1945)

No 114 Storage sub-site (6 Jan 1946 - 1 Dec 1949)

RLG for No 9 FTS (11 Sep 1952 - 1 Oct 1953)

 

Location

County: - Oxfordshire

Lat/Long:   52:08:40N  01:16:30W

Grid Ref -  SP495498

Height Above Sea Level - 457 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1941

No 92 Group (1944)

Closed - 1946

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsControl Tower website,

RAF Chivenor

RAF Chivenor badge

Main units (continued): -

No 1 Radar Training Sqn (May 1944 - 20 Jun 1945)

179 Sqn (6 - 21 Sep 1944, 23 Oct - 1 Nov 1944)

36 Sqn (26 Sep 1944 - 9 Mar 1945)

14 Sqn (24 Oct 1944 - 25 May 1945)

459 Sqn (14 Mar - 10 Apr 1945)

254 Sqn (29 Jun - 26 Nov 1945)

248 Sqn (19 Jul - 8 Dec 1945, 17 Dec 1945 - 30 May 1946)

521 Sqn (3 Nov 1945 - 31 Mar 1946)

517 Sqn (30 Nov 1945 - 21 Jun 1946)

Coastal Command Fighter Affiliation Training Unit (6 Jan - 21 Feb 1946)

26 Sqn (24 Sep - 23 Oct 1946)

No 6026 Servicing Echelon (24 Sep - 23 Oct 1946)

691 Sqn (4 Oct 1946 - 11 Feb 1949)

No 203 Advanced Flying School (15 Oct 1947 - 19 Jul 1949)

17 Sqn (11 Feb 1949 - 13 Mar 1951)

5 Sqn (26 Oct 1949 - 13 Mar 1951)

607 Sqn RAuxAF (8 - 21 Jul 1950)

602 Sqn RAuxAF (14 - 29 Jul 1950)

Overseas Ferry Unit (17 Jul 1950 - 19 Mar 1951)

No 229 OCU (28 Mar 1951 - 2 Sep 1974) comprising: -

  • 229 (Shadow) Sqn (28 Mar 1951 - Apr 1955)

  • 127 (Shadow) Sqn (Nov 1957 - Nov 1958)

  • 131 (Shadow) Sqn (Oct - Nov 1958)

  • 145 (Shadow) Sqn (Nov 1958 - 1 Jun 1963)

  • 234 (Shadow) Sqn (Nov 1958 - 2 Sep 1974)

  • 63 (Shadow) Sqn (1 Jun 1963 - 2 Sep 1974)

  • 79 (Shadow) Sqn (Jan 1967 - May 1972)

No 1 Radar Navigation Conversion Unit (xxx 1952 - xxx xxxx)

'E' Flt, 275 Sqn (18 Nov 1954 - 11 Sep 1958)

'A' Flt, 22 Sqn (Nov 1958 - xxx 2006)

Hunter Flt, Fighter Command Instrument Rating Sqn (24 Jul 1961 - 1 Jun 1963)

No 624 Volunteer Gliding School/Sqn (3 Sep 1965 - Current)

230 Sqn (1 - 17 Jan 1963)

No 2 Tactical Weapons Unit (1 Apr 1981 - 1 Apr 1992) comprising: -

  • 63 (Reserve) Sqn (1 Apr 1981 - 1 Apr 1992)

  • 151 (Reserve) Sqn (Sep 1981 - 1 Apr 1992)

No 7 Flying Training School (1 Apr 1992 - 1 Oct 1994)

Weapons Detachment, No 4 FTS (1 Oct 1994 - Oct 1995)

Hawk Support Flt (1 Sep 1995 - 1996/97)

HQ, 22 Sqn (22 Sep 1997 - xxx 2006)

No 48 Sqn RAF Regiment

Location

County: - Devon

4.5 miles W of Barnstable

Lat/Long:  51:05:18N  04:09:00W

Grid Ref:    SS492344

Height above sea level:  16ft

Operational Control: -

Opened 1940

No 19 Group (1944)

Notes

Now Royal Marines Base

Main units: -

No 3 (Coastal) OTU (27 Nov 1940 - 1 Aug 1941)

252 Sqn (1 Dec 1940 - 6 Apr 1941)

272 Sqn (3 Apr - 28 May 1941)

No 5 OTU (1 Aug 1941 - 16 May 1942)

No 785 (Ground Defence) Sqn (19 Dec 1941 - 1 Feb 1942)

No 1417 (Leigh Light Trials) Flt (8 Jan - 4 Apr 1942)

No 2785 Sqn RAF Regiment (1 Feb 1942 - xxx xxxx)

172 Sqn (4 Apr 1942 - 1 Sep 1944)

51 Sqn (6 May - 27 Oct 1942)

77 Sqn (6 May - 5 Oct 1942)

235 Sqn (16 Jul 1942 - 21 Jan 1943)

547 Sqn (10 Dec 1942 - 22 Jan 1943, 2 Apr - 31 May 1943)

404 Sqn (22 Jan - 2 Apr 1943)

59 Sqn (6 Feb - 27 Mar 1943)

407 Sqn (1 Apr - 3 Nov 1943, 2 Dec 1943 - 29 Jan 1944, 28 Apr - 24 Aug 1944, 11 Nov 1944- 4 Jun 1945)

612 Sqn (25 May - 1 Nov 1943, 3 Dec 1943 - 26 Jan 1944,1 Mar - 9 Sep 1944)

ASV Training Flt/Unit (Jan 1944 - 20 Jun 1945)

304 Sqn (19 Feb - 21 Sep 1944)

Detachments**

302 Sqn (28 Nov - 11 Dec 1941)

502 Sqn (Nov - Dec 1941)

279 Sqn (16 - 19 Aug 1942)

612 Sqn (2 Feb 1943 - xxx xxxx)

415 Sqn (xxx - 18 Mar 1945)

748 Sqn FAA (2 Sep 1943 - 3 Feb 1944)

144 Sqn (May - Jun 1944)

179 Sqn (xxx - 15 May 1944)

304 Sqn (12 Mar 1945 - xxx xxxx)

72 Sqn (Jul - Aug 1955, Jul - Aug 1975)

228 Sqn (1 Sep 1959 - Sep 1960, Jan 1963)

No 1 Tactical Weapons Unit (1 Aug 1980 - 1 Apr 1981)

Links to related sites/pages

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Chivenor was built on the site of the North Devon Airport, five miles west of Barnstable, with work beginning in May 1940.  It opened on 1 October 1940 within No 17 Group, becoming home to No 3 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit using Blenheim, Ansons and Beauforts to train crews for Coastal Command.  In July 1941, No 5 (C) OTU replaced No 3, but the same type of activities continued.  It was February 1942 before an operational squadron arrived at the station, when No 172 was formed to operate Wellingtons equipped with the new Leigh Light, which allowed aircraft to attack surfaced submarines at night.  The first such attack took place on the night of 4 June 1942, when Squadron Leader (later Air Commodore) ‘Jeaff’ Greswell attacked the Italian ‘Luigi Torelli’ in the Bay of Biscay.  Nos 51 and 77 Squadrons arrived in April and the congestion created was relieved when No 5 (C) OTU left in May and in June it was transferred to No 19 Group.

The Beaufighters of No 235 Squadron arrived in July 1942 and the Whitleys of Nos 51 and 77 left in October, to enable aircraft in transit to Gibraltar and the Middle East to refuel prior to the long sea crossing.  No 235 left in January 1943 to be replaced by No 404 (RCAF) Squadron and the following month No 59 Squadron equipped with Fortress IIs arrived, but soon left to be replaced by two more Wellington units, Nos 407 (RCAF) and No 547, the latter leaving in June to be replaced by No 612 Squadron.  Following runway repairs in later 1943, No 304 (Polish) Squadron arrived in early 1944 bringing the stations complement of Wellington units up to four.  These units were heavily involved the preparations for D-Day by constantly patrolling the Western Approaches, Bay of Biscay and English Channel to keep the U-boats at bay.  The units at Chivenor continued to operate until late 1944 by which time it was no longer in a suitable position to operate Wellingtons and the squadrons were either moved out or disbanded.

With the end of the war, changes happened at a pace with first a strike wing of Beaufighters (248 and 254 Squadrons) arriving to be replaced by various meteorological squadrons until No 21 Aircrew Holding Unit arrived in early 1946.  On 1 October the station was transferred to Fighter Command and became home to No 691 (Anti-Aircraft Co-operation) Squadron, but in September 1947, this unit was replaced by No 203 Advanced Flying School, which remained until 1950.  Transport Command then took over the station to house No 1 Overseas Ferry Unit. 

However, in March Fighter Command returned and Chivenor became home to No 229 Operational Conversion Unit and a 24 year connection began.  Equipped with Meteor T Mk 7 and Vampire FB Mk 5s, 229 was responsible for training fighter pilots.  The Meteors and Vampires were replaced by Sabres and later Hunters and in June 1957, No 275 Squadron with its Sycamore helicopters arrived in the Search and Rescue role, being replaced eighteen months later by the Whirlwinds of No 22 Squadron.  229’s association with Chivenor finally ended in September 1974, when the Hunters moved to Brawdy, leaving No 22 Squadron’s Whirlwinds and the ATC  No 624 Volunteer Gliding School.

Various schemes were proposed for the station but in 1980, a second Tactical Weapons Unit, to train newly qualified pilots in the skills needed for their combat roles was established at Chivenor, equipped with the Hawk T Mk 1.  No 2 TWU remained at Chivenor until 1994, when its role was taken over by No 4 FTS at Valley and the station was handed over to the Royal Marines, although the Sea Kings of No 22 Squadron and No 624 VGS continue to operate from there at the time of writing.

RAF Cholovaram

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 7082 Servicing Echelon (15 May – 2 Oct 1945)

No 7045 Servicing Echelon (17 May – 14 Oct 1945)

No 60 Repair & Salvage Unit (xx - 9 Jul 1945)

No 126 Repair & Salvage Unit (17 Jul 1945 - xxx xxxx)

No 63 Personnel Transit Centre (10 Sep 1945 -  Jan 1946)

HQ, No 901 Wing (14 - 20 Nov 1945)

5 Sqn (

11 Sqn (

27 Sqn (

34 Sqn (

45 Sqn (

47 Sqn (

60 Sqn (

82 Sqn (

84 Sqn (

113 Sqn (

123 Sqn (

Location

Country: - India

Lat/Long:  13:12:40N  80:09:04W

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Main Units: -

No 12 Care & Maintenance Party (7 May 1943 - May 1944)

HQ, No 171 Wing (2 Jun - 5 Aug 1943)

No 5 Air Transit Section (16 Jul 1943 - 10 Mar 1944)

No 11 RAF Mobile Servicing Unit (Torpedo) (xxx - 15 Dec 1944)

No 1580 Calibration Flt (4 Aug 1944 - 10 Oct 1945)

No 21 Armament Practice Camp (23 Sep 1944 - 18 Jun 1945)

No 7005 Servicing Echelon (24 – 29 Oct 1944)

No 7123 Servicing Echelon (24 Oct – xxx 1944)

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Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Christchurch

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

Special Duties Flt (27 Apr 1940 - 10 Nov 1941)

Air Defence Research and Development Establishment (xxx 1940 - xxx 1942)

No 420 Flt (25 - 29 Sep 1940)

'H' Flt, No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit  (11 Oct 1940 - 1 Jul 1941)

Detachment - Telecommunications Flying Unit (10 Nov 1941 - xxx xxxx)

Detachment - 116 Sqn (21 - 30 Nov 1942)

Detachment - 667 Sqn (1 Dec 1943 - Aug 1944)

‘A’ Flt, 652 Sqn (Dec 1943 - 29 Mar 1944)

405th Fighter Group USAAF (7 Mar - 30 Jun 1944)

No 89 Gliding School (Mar 1944 - 1 Sep 1955 )

Naval Air Section (xxx 1944 - 22 Oct 1945)

Detachment - 595 Sqn (Oct 1945 - Jan 1946)

No 622 Volunteer Gliding School/Sqn (1 Sep 1955 - 1 Jul 1963)

Location

County: - Hampshire

Lat/Long:   50:44:03N  01:44:53W

Grid Ref -  SZ186933

Height Above Sea Level - 20 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

No 11 Group (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps FAA Archive Website,

RAF Christmas Island

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

HQ, No 160 Wing (Dec 1956 - 1 Sep 1957)

Location

County: -

Lat/Long:   01:59:10N  157:20:59W

Height Above Sea Level -  5 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

It is now known as Cassidy International Airport

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Church Fenton

RAF Church Fenton badge

Main units (continued): -

HQ, No 141 Airfield (1 Jan - 5 May 1944)

124 Sqn (18 Mar - 23 Apr 1944)

No 6124 Servicing Echelon (22 Mar – 23 Apr 1944)

604 Sqn (25 Apr - 3 May 1944)

No 6307 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (4 May 1944 – 27 Jan 1945)

307 Sqn (6 May 1944 - 27 Jan 1945)

288 Sqn (19 Nov 1944 - 13 Aug 1945)

No 6456 (RAAF) Servicing Echelon (30 Dec 1944 – 16 Mar 1945)

456 Sqn (31 Dec 1944 - 16 Mar 1945)

68 Sqn (16 Mar - 20 Apr 1945)

No 6068 Servicing Echelon (16 Mar – 20 Apr 1945)

125 Sqn (24 Apr - 20 Nov 1945)

No 6125 Servicing Echelon (26 Apr – 20 Nov 1945)

No 11 Fighter Command Servicing Unit (19 Feb - May 1945)

No 13 Fighter Command Servicing Unit (19 Feb - May 1945)

HQ Yorkshire Sector (Nov 1945 - 21 Jul 1947)

No 6264 Servicing Echelon (20 Nov 1945 – 7 Jan 1946, 7 Feb – 22 Jul 1946)

Leeds University Air Sqn (xxx 1946 - 22 Apr 1947, 1 May 1948 - 18 Mar 1954, 2 Nov 1959 - 12 Feb 1962, 1 May 1966 - 15 Mar 1969)

263 Sqn (2 Apr - 1 Jun 1946, 9 Jun - 31 Oct 1946, 17 Dec 1946 - 15 Apr 1947, 28 Aug 1947 - 22 Nov 1950)

No 6263 Servicing Echelon (2 Apr – 1 Nov 1946, cadre from 25 Sep 1946, 17 Dec 1946 – 15 Apr 1947)

609 Sqn (10 May - 5 Nov 1946, 18 Oct 1950 - 10 Mar 1957)

129 Sqn (28 Jun - 1 Sep 1946)

No 6129 Servicing Echelon (28 Jun – 1 Sep 1946)

257 Sqn (1 Sep 1946 - 12 Jan 1947, 16 Feb - 15 Apr 1947)

No 6257 Servicing Echelon (1 Sep 1946 – 6 Jan 1947, cadre from 25 Sep 1946, 15 Apr – 5 Jul 1947)

No 6041 Servicing Echelon (16 Apr 1947 – 11 Jul 1948)

41 Sqn (17 Apr 1947 - 29 Mar 1951)

19 Sqn (23 Apr 1947 - 29 Jun 1959)

No 22 Gliding School (Feb 1948 - 15 May 1950)

23  Sqn (19 Nov 1949 - 22 Sep 1950)

141 Sqn (21 Nov 1949 - 23 Sep 1950)

HQ, Northern Sector (xxx 1956 - 21 Nov 1957)

No 60 Maintenance Unit (6 Jul 1959 - 1 Mar 1962)

HQ No 23 Group (14 Sep 1959 - 8 Mar 1962)

No 23 Group Communications Flt (14 Sep 1959 - 12 Feb 1962)

No 9 Air Experience Flt (2 Nov 1959 - 8 Mar 1962, 2 May 1966 - 11 Aug 1975, 1 Apr 1996 - Current)

112 Sqn (1 Aug - 7 Nov 1960)

No 3 Mobile Glider Servicing Party (xxx xxxx - 1 Mar 1962

No 7 Flying Training School (13 Mar 1962 - 30 Nov 1966, 2 Apr 1979 - 31 Mar 1992)

RLG for No 1 FTS (Jan 1966 - xxx xxxx, Oct 1969 - xxx xxxx, 1 Apr 1992 - Current)

No 148 (SAM) Servicing Wing (1 Feb 1963 - 31 May 1964)

Yorkshire University Air Sqn (15 Mar 1969 - 11 Aug 1975, 1 Apr 1996 - Current)

Central Flying School Primary Flying Sqn (16 Jan 1967 - 15 Jan 1970)

Aircrew Officers' Training School (21 Jan 1968 - 19 May 1969)

Royal Naval  Detachment (xxx 1969 - xxx 1970)

No 2 FTS (16 Jan 1970 -2 Dec 1974)

Royal Navy Elementary Flying Training Sqn (Apr 1973 - - 29 Nov 1974)

RLG for Joint Elementary Flying Training School (xxx xxxx - xxx xxxx)

Refresher Flying Flt (Apr 1984 - xxx 1991)

85 (Reserve) Sqn (1 Oct 2008 - Current)

Location

County: - North Yorkshire

Lat/Long:  53:50:00N  01:12:00W

Grid Ref:    SE531378

Height above sea level:  27 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1937

No 12 Group (1944)

Notes

Main units: -

72 Sqn (1 Jun 1937 - 17 Oct 1939, 13 Jan - 2 Mar 1940, 9 May 1953 - 28 Jun 1959)

213 Sqn (1 Jul 1937 - 18 May 1938)

64 Sqn (18 May - 7 Aug 1940, 24 Aug 1939 - 1 May 1940)

242 Sqn (30 Oct 1939 - 21 May 1940)

249 Sqn (16 - 17 May 1940, 8 Jul - 14 Aug 1940)

234 Sqn (22 May - 18 Jun 1940, 31 Dec 1943 - 28 Jan 1944)

87 Sqn (24 May - 5 Jul 1940)

74 Sqn (27 May - 6 Jun 1940)

73 Sqn (18 Jun - 5 Sep 1940)

No 4 Radio Maintenance Unit (1 Jul - 19 Aug 1940)

No 4 Radio Maintenance Unit Calibration Flt (1 Jul - 21 Sep 1940)

616 Sqn (Jun - 19 Aug 1940)

302 Sqn (21 Aug - 14 Sep 1940)

306 Sqn (29 Aug - 7 Nov 1940)

85 Sqn (5 Sep - 23 Oct 1940, 18 Sep 1957 - 30 Nov 1958)

71 Sqn (19 Sep - 23 Nov 1940)

No 4 Radio Servicing Section Calibration Flt (21 Sep 1940 - 17 Feb 1941)

No 54 Operational Training Unit (25 Nov 1940 - 7 May 1942)

No 74 (Signals) Wing Calibration Flt (17 Feb 1941 - 6 Nov 1942)

46 Sqn (28 Feb - 1 Mar 1941)

25 Sqn (17 May 1942 - 19 Dec 1943)

488 Sqn (25 Jun - 1 Sep 1942)

No 600 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (1 Sep – 14 Nov 1942)

600 Sqn (2 Sep - 18 Nov 1942)

485 Sqn (26 - 29 Sep 1942)

183 Sqn (1 Nov 1942 - 1 Mar 1943, 12 - 26 mar 1943)

308 Sqn (29 Apr - 5 Jul 1943, 7 - 17 Sep 1943)

No 3014 Servicing Echelon (29 Apr – 15 Dec 1943)

26 Sqn (21 Jul - 28 Dec 1943)

96 Sqn (6 Aug - 4 Sep 1943)

264 Sqn (18 Dec 1943 - 7 May 1944, 20 Nov - 2 Dec 1945, 14 Dec 1945 - 7 Jan 1946, 7 Feb - 22 Jul 1946, 19 Nov 1949 - 2 Oct 1950)

HQ, No 21 Wing (1 Jan - 26 Apr 1944)

HQ, No 21 Wing Communication Flt (1 Jan - 26 Apr 1944)

Detachments: -

19 Sqn (Sep 1939 - xxx xxxx)

234 Sqn (Nov 1939 - Jan 1940, Jul 1943)

152 Sqn (Jan 1940 - xxx xxxx)

245 Sqn (6 - 12 Apr 1940)

64 Sqn (Sep - Oct 1940)

No 7 Anti-Aircraft Co-Operation Unit (xx - 11 Nov 1940)

253 Sqn (6 Jan - xxx 1941)

46 Sqn (Feb 1941)

601 Sqn (Feb - xxx 1942)

604 Sqn (Feb - Mar 1943)

288 Sqn (xxx - Nov 1944)

409 Sqn (May - Jun 1944)

Links to related sites/pages

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RAF Church Lawford

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 2 Central Flying School (15 Jun 1941 - 13 Jan 1942)

No 1 Flying Instructors' School (13 Jan 1942  - 27 Oct 1942)

No 18 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit (27 Oct 1942 - 3 Apr 1945)

No 1533 Beam Approach Training Flt (27 Oct 1942 - Mar 1943)

No 20 Flying Training School (3 Apr 1945 - 23 Jul 1947)

No 2 Flying Training School (23 Jul 1947 - 6 Apr 1948)

No 68 Maintenance Unit (1 Dec 1954 - 27 Mar 1955)

Sub-site, No 68 Maintenance Unit (27 Mar 1955 - 30 Nov 1956)

Location

County: - Warwickshire

Lat/Long:   52:21:23N  01:20:15W

Grid Ref -  SP448736

Height Above Sea Level - 366 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1941

No 23 Group (1944)

Closed - 1955

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsOfficers CommandingControl Tower website,

RAF Church Stanton

see RAF Culmhead

RAF Cleave

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

'V' Flt, No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit  (14 May 1939 - 1 Nov 1942)

'G' Flt, No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit  (15 May 1939 - 1 Nov 1942)

'D' Flt, No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit  (6 Sep 1939 - 1 Nov 1942)

Detachment - 'A' Flt, No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit  (Sep 1939 - xxx xxxx)

'C' Flt, No 2 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit  (16 Aug  1940 - 14 Feb 1943)

'K' Flt, No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit  (26 Aug  - 6 Sep 1940)

'O' Flt, No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit  (5 Nov 1940 - May 1942, 23 Jul 1942 - 1 Nov 1942)

No 1602 (Anti-Aircraft Co-operation) Flt (1 Nov - 14 Dec 1942, 28 Feb - 1 Dec 1943)

No 1603 (Anti-Aircraft Co-operation) Flt (1 Nov - 16 Dec 1942, 27 Jul - 1 Dec 1943)

No 1604 (Anti-Aircraft Co-operation) Flt (1 Nov 1942 - 1 Dec 1943)

No 1618 (Anti-Aircraft Co-operation) Flt (1 Nov 1942 - 1 Dec 1943)

639 Sqn (1 Dec 1943 - 30 Apr 1945)

Location

County: -  Cornwall

Lat/Long:   50:53:08N  04:33:00W

Grid Ref -  SS205128

Height Above Sea Level - 400 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1939

No 70 Group (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

It is now a radio research station

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Atlantikwall website,

RAF Cluntoe

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

4 CCRC, USAAF (Nov 1943 - 7 Mar 1944)

2 CCRC, USAAF (7 Mar 1944 - Nov 1944)

No 2 Flying Training School (1 Feb 1953 - 1 Jun 1954)

 

Location

County: - County Tyrone

Lat/Long:   54:37:10N  06:32:15W

Grid Ref -  H945755

Height Above Sea Level - 86 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1942

RAF Northern Ireland (1944)

Closed - 1955

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps FAA Archive WebsiteControl Tower website,

RAF Cocos Islands

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

203 Sqn (

205 Sqn (

321 Sqn (

356 Sqn (

684 Sqn (

136 Sqn (

No 7136 Servicing Echelon (7 Apr – 14 Oct 1945)

No 129 Staging Post (7 - 19 Apr 1945)

HQ, No 175 Wing (29 Jul - 30 Sep 1945)

99 Sqn (

No 7099 Servicing Echelon (1 Aug – 15 Nov 1945)

Location

Country: - Australian Territory in the Indian Ocean

Lat/Long:  12:11:24S  96:49:48E.

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Detachments**

No 1346 Air Sea Rescue Flt (20 Dec 1945 - xxx 1946)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Colerne

Badge of RAF Colerne

Main units (continued): -

184 Sqn (1 Dec 1942 - 1 Mar 1943)

183 Sqn (24 Mar - 8 Apr 1943, 30 May - 5 Jun 1943)

175 Sqn (8 Apr - 29 May 1943)

151 Sqn (30 Apr - 16 Aug 1943, 17 Nov 1943 - 25 Mar 1944)

No 1498 (Target Towing) Flt (14 Aug - 12 Sep 1943)

456 Sqn (17 Aug - 17 Nov 1943)

131 Sqn (10 - 22 Feb 1944, 29 Feb - 10 Mar 1944, 24 - 31 Mar 1944)

165 Sqn (10 Feb - 1 Mar 1944, 7 - 10 Mar 1944)

No 3026 Servicing Echelon (10 Feb – 10 Mar 1944)

No 6131 Servicing Echelon (22 – 24 Mar 1944)

No 6151 Servicing Echelon (22 – 25 Mar 1944)

219 Sqn (26 Mar - 1 Apr 1944)

No 6219 Servicing Echelon (26 Mar – 4 May 1944, 21 Feb – 12 Apr 1945)

488 Sqn (3 - 12 May 1944, 29 Jul - 9 Oct 1944)

604 Sqn (13 - 25 Jul 1944, 28 Jul - 6 Aug 1944)

HQ No 149 Wing (28 Jul - 7 Sep 1944)

410 Sqn (28 Jul - 9 Sep 1944)

No 6410 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (16 Aug – 9 Sep 1944)

406 Sqn (17 Sep - 27 Nov 1944)

No 6406 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (17 Sep – 27 Nov 1944)

No 6264 Servicing Echelon (30 Nov – 20 Dec 1944)

616 Sqn (17 Jan - 28 Feb 1945)

No 6616 Servicing Echelon (16 Jan – 28 Feb 1945)

No 10 Fighter Command Servicing Unit (19 Feb - May 1945)

29 Sqn (22 Feb - 11 May 1945)

No 1335 (Meteor) Conversion Unit (8 Mar - 27 Jul 1945)

504 Sqn (28 Mar - 10 Aug 1945)

No 6504 Servicing Echelon (28 Mar – 10 Aug 1945)

74 Sqn (16 May 1945 - 7 Jan 1946, 15 Feb - 2 Jun 1946, 9 Jun - 14 Aug 1946)

No 6074 Servicing Echelon (16 May 1945 – 14 Aug 1946)

245 Sqn (10 Aug 1945 - 18 Feb 1946., 20 Mar - 2 Jun 1946, 9 Jun - 16 Aug 1946)

No 6245 Servicing Echelon (10 Aug 1945 – 16 Aug 1946)

No 62 Group Communications Flt (7 Jan 1948 - 30 Jul 1952)

No 92 Gliding School (20 Feb 1948 - 1 Sep 1955)

No 49 Maintenance Unit (4 May 1948 - 1 Mar 1962)

662 Sqn (1 Feb 1949 - 10 Mar 1957)

No 1956 Reserve AOP Flt (1 Feb 1949 - 10 Mar 1957)

No 1963 Reserve AOP Flt (1 Feb 1949 - 10 Mar 1957)

HQ No 27 (Signals  Training) Group (15 Sep 1949 - 20 Jul 1953)

No 27 Group Communications Flt (15 Sep 1949 - 30 Jul 1952)

No 81 Group Communications Flt (1 Jan 1952 - - 15 Apr 1958)

Airborne Interception School (12 - 15 Jun 1952)

No 238 Operational Conversion Unit (15 Jun 1952 - 1 Jan 1957)

RAF Colerne Communications Sqn (1 Aug 1952 -1 Jul 1957)

Sub-site, No 238 Maintenance Unit (11 Apr 1956 - 1 Jul 1958)

24 Sqn (1 Jan 1957 - 5 Jan 1968)

511 Sqn (1 May 1957 - 1 Sep 1958)

36 Sqn (1 Sep 1958 - 1 Jul 1967)

114 Sqn (13 Apr 1959 - 30 Sep 1961)

24 Gp Comm Flt (reformed) 1Jan60 1Apr64 (disbanded) Anson

Air Engineering Sqn (xxx xxxx - xxx 1976)

Bristol University Air Sqn (Nov 1992 - Current)

No 3 Air Experience Flt (xxx 1993 - Current)

No 2 Sqn RAF Regiment

Location

County: - Wiltshire

Lat/Long:  51:26:45N  02:16:45W

Grid Ref:    ST803715

Height above sea level:  500 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1940

No 10 Group (1944)

Notes

Main Units: -

No 39 Maintenance Unit (1 Jan 1940 - 1 Oct 1953)

No 10 Group Communication Flt (1 Jul 1940 - 17 Apr 1945)

87 Sqn (28 Nov - 18 Dec 1940, 7 Aug 1941 - 27 Jan 1942)

256 Sqn (6 Feb - 26 Mar 1941)

No 4 Aircraft Assembly Unit (xxx 1941 - 1 Mar 1942)

No 2 Aircraft Delivery Flt (18 Mar 1941 - 23 Jul 1943)

307 Sqn (26 Mar - 26 Apr 1941)

No 2 Supplementary School of Technical Training (31 Mar - 5 May 1941)

118 Sqn (7 - 9 Apr 1941)

501 Sqn (9 Apr - 25 Jun 1941)

600 Sqn (27 Apr - 18 Jun 1941, 27 Jun - 6 Oct 1941)

125 Sqn (16 Jun - 7 Aug 1941, 25 Jan - 14  May 1942)

316 Sqn (18 Jun - 2 Aug 1941)

317 Sqn (26 - 27 Jun 1941)

No 1454 (Fighter) Flt (7 Jul 1941 - 26 Jan 1942)

No 9 Refuelling and Re-arming Party (1 Aug 1941 - 14 Feb 1942)

No 1457 (Fighter) Flt (15 Sep - 15 Nov 1941)

137 Sqn (23 Sep 1941 - 8 Nov 1941, 2 - 23 Jan 1944)

89 Sqn (25 Sep - 19 Nov 1941)

No 3006 Servicing Echelon (14 Nov 1941 – 27 Jan 1942)

No 822 Sqn (19 Dec 1941 - 1 Feb 1942)

286 Sqn (2 Mar - 30 Apr 1942, 31 Aug - 10 Oct 1942, 20 May - 28 Jul 1944)

417 Sqn (26 Jan - 24 Feb 1942)

263 Sqn (28 Jan - 10 Feb 1942, 15 Aug - 13Sep 1942)

No 2822 Sqn RAF Regiment (1 Feb 1942 - xxx xxxx)

No 1 Refuelling and Re-arming Party (14 Feb 1942 - 21 Feb 1944)

No 2800 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1942 - xxx xxxx)

Fortress Flt (xxx - Oct 1942)

No 218 Maintenance Unit (1 Mar 1942 - 29 Feb 1948)

402 Sqn (4 - 17 Mar 1942)

27th Fighter Sqn, USAAF (12 Sep 1942 - 23 Oct 1942)

No 3019 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (8 – 17 Mar 1942)

No 3011 Servicing Echelon (xxx xxxx - 13 Sep 1942, xxx 1942 – 1 Mar 1943)

264 Sqn (1 May 1942 - 30 Apr 1943, 30 Nov - 1 Dec 1944)

19 Sqn (23 - 31 Jul 1942)

Special Installation Flt/Sqn (Aug 1942 - 29 Feb 1948)

No 203 Air-Sea Rescue Unit (1 Nov 1942 - xxx 1945)

Detachments: -

286 Sqn (30 Dec 1941 - 24 Jan 1942)

456 Sqn (15 - 30 Mar 1943)

No 124 Sqn (28 Apr - 13 May 1943)

No 1487 Flt (3 Jan - Feb 1943)

358th Fighter Sqn, USAAF (26 Oct 1943 - 10 Nov 1943)

357th Fighter Sqn, USAAF (14 Nov 1943 - 23 Nov 1943)

354th Fighter Sqn, USAAF (25 Nov 1943 - 11 Dec 1943)

358th Fighter Sqn, USAAF (11 Dec 1943 - 22 Dec 1943)

286 Sqn (20 May 1944 - 28 Jul 1944)

587 Sqn (23 May 1944 - Nov 1944)

228 OCU (1 Jan - 31 May 1957)

285 Sqn (Aug 1943 - Nov 1944)

587 Sqn (Apr - Oct 1944)

Links to related sites/pages

Battle of Britain Anniversary websiteSubterranea Britannica website, Officers Commanding, Aerial photo on Google MapsControl Tower website,

RAF Colombo

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

11 Sqn (

30 Sqn (

230 Sqn (

328 Sqn (

HQ, No 222 Group (1 Sep1941 - 15 Oct 1945)#

No 243 Air-Sea Rescue Unit (1 Oct - Nov 1942, Sep - 14 Nov 1945)

No 203 Air-Sea Rescue Unit (1 Nov 1942 - May 1945)

No 6 Civil Repair Organisation (MT) (1 Jun - Oct 1943)

No 128 Repair & Salvage Unit (Jun - Jul 1943)

No 336 Maintenance Unit (30 Jun - 4 Aug 1943)

No 6 Civil Repair Organisation (India) (Oct 1943 - 22 May 1944)

HQ, No 181 Wing (26 Nov 1943 - 31 Dec 1945)

No 8 Transit Camp (28 Nov 1943 - xxx xxxx)

No 359 Maintenance Unit (22 May 1944 - 20 Jun 1945)

Marine Craft Repair Unit (xxx xxxx - 4 Dec 1944)

HQ, No 192 Wing (9 Aug 1944- 12 Feb 1945)

No 376 Maintenance Unit (4 Dec 1944 - 15 Jun 1946)

No 129 Staging Post (8 Dec 1944 - 31 Jan 1945)

Location

Country: - Sri Lanka (Ceylon)

Lat/Long:  06:52N   79:52E  Approx

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

An airfield was constructed on Colombo racecourse

#Units located in and around Colombo have been included in this entry.

Main Units: -

No 89 Air Stores Park (4 Mar 1942 - 1 Feb 1946)

No 62 Repair & Salvage Unit (4 Jun 1942 - Jul 1943)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo of general area on Google Maps,

RAF Coltishall

RAF Coltishall badge

Main units (continued): -

312 Sqn (11 Jul - 27 Aug 1944)

No 6080 Servicing Echelon (19 Sep – 18 Oct 1944, 23 – 25 Feb 1945, 6 Apr – 10 May 1945)

80 Sqn (20 - 29 Sep 1944)

No 6274 Servicing Echelon (19 Sep – 18 Oct 1944)

274 Sqn (20 - 29 Sep 1944)

303 Sqn (25 Sep 1944 - 4 Apr 1945, 16 May - 10 Aug 1945)

No 6303 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (25 Sep 1944 - 4 Apr 1945, 16 May - 10 Aug 1945)

453 Sqn (30 Sep - 18 Oct 1944)

602 Sqn (29 Sep - 18 Oct 1944, 19 - 23 Feb 1945, 4 Apr - 15 May 1945)

125 Sqn (18 Oct 1944 - 24 Apr 1945)

No 6125 Servicing Echelon (18 Oct 1944 – 26 Apr 1945)

315 Sqn (24 Oct - 1 Nov 1945, 8 Aug - 19 Nov 1945, 20 Dec 1945 - 14 Jan 1947)

No 6315 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (24 Oct – 1 Nov 1944, 8 Aug 1945 – 14 Jan 1947)

No 6068 Servicing Echelon (27 Oct 1944 – 9 Feb 1945, 27 Feb – 16 Mar 1945)

No 6603 Servicing Echelon (10 Jan – 25 Feb 1945, 6 – 27 Apr 1945)

124 Sqn (10 Feb - 7 Apr 1945)

No 6124 Servicing Echelon (10 Feb – 7 Apr 1945)

No 11 Fighter Command Servicing Unit (19 Feb - May 1945)

No 13 Fighter Command Servicing Unit (19 Feb - May 1945)

No 6611 Servicing Echelon (22 Mar – 29 Apr 1944)

1 Sqn (8 Apr - 14 May 1945)

No 6001 Servicing Echelon (8 Apr – 14 May 1945)

No 6602 Servicing Echelon (10 – 15 May 1945)

307 Sqn (31 May - 24 Aug 1945

No 6307 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (18 May – 24 Aug 1945)

603 Sqn (10 Jan - 24 Feb 1945, 5 - 28 Apr 1945)

306 Sqn (10 Aug - 8 Oct 1945, 18 Nov 1945 - 6 Jan 1947)

309 Sqn (10 Aug - 9 Oct 1945, 17 Nov 1945 - 6 Jan 1947)

No 6309 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (10 Aug 1945 – 6 Jan 1947)

318 Sqn (19 Aug - 12 Dec 1946)

No 6318 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (19 Aug – 12 Dec 1946)

HQ Eastern Sector (13 Jan 1947 - Jul 1958)

23 Sqn (23 Jan - 28 Apr 1947, 6 Jun - 29 Aug 1947, 11 Sep 1947 - 11 Mar 1948, 25 Mar - 4 Oct 1948, 16 Nov - 19 Nov 1949, 22 Sep 1950 - 15 Jan 1952, 4 Jul 1952 - 12 Oct 1956, 28 May 1957 - 7 Sep 1958, 5 Jun 1959 - 31 Mar 1960, 11 Jul 1960 - 9 Mar 1963)

No 6023 Servicing Echelon (23 Jan – 28 Apr 1947)

141 Sqn (15 Feb - 28 Apr 1947, 5 Jun - 12 Sep 1947, 26 Sep 1947 - 2 Apr 1948, 16 Apr 1948 - 21 Nov 1949, 23 Sep 1950 - 14 Oct 1956, 28 May 1957 - 1 Feb 1958)

No 6141 Servicing Echelon (23 Jan 1947 – 1 Apr 1948)

264 Sqn (13 Jan - 16 Apr 1948, 30 Apr 1948 - 19 Nov 1949, 15 Oct 1950 -24 Aug 1951)

No 6264 Servicing Echelon (15 Jan – 1 Apr 1948)

809 Sqn FAA (31 Aug 1951 - 10 Dec 1951)

‘B’ Flt, 22 Sqn  (4 Jun 1956 - 6 Apr 1976)

41 Sqn (1 Feb 1958 - 3 Jul 1958)

74 Sqn (8 Jun 1959 - 2 Mar 1964)

Air Fighting Development Sqn (1 Sep 1959 - 5 Oct 1962)

'D' Flt, 228 Sqn (xxx 1960 - 29 Aug 1964)

Lightning Conversion Sqn (4 Jan 1960 - Aug 1961)

Battle of Britain Flt (1 Apr 1963 - 1 Jun 1969)

Battle of Britain Memorial Flt (1 Jun 1969 - 1 Mar 1976)

No 226 Operational Conversion Unit (20 Apr 1964 - 30 Sep 1974)

'D' Flt, 202 Sqn (29 Aug 1964 - 6 Apr 1972)

Lightning Special Engineering Project Team (1 Apr 1972 - 29 Apr 1974)

‘A’ Flt, 22 Sqn (Feb 1973 - 6 Apr 1976)

54 Sqn (15 Aug 1974 - 11 Sep 2005)

6 Sqn (15 Nov 1974 - 31 Mar 2006)

'C' Flt, 202 Sqn (Apr 1976 - xxx xxxx)

41 (Designate) Sqn (1 Oct 1976 - 1 Apr 1977)

41 Sqn (1 Apr 1977 - 3 Apr 2006)

'F' Flt, 22 Sqn (xxx xxxx - Dec 1992)

'E' Flt, 22 Sqn (Dec 1992 - Sep 1997)

Location

County: - Norfolk

Lat/Long:   52:45:18N  01:21:30E

Grid Ref:    TG262225

Height above sea level:  57ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1940

No 12 Group (1940 - xxxx)

No 1 Group (xxx xxxx - xxx 2006)

Closed - 1 Apr 2006

Notes

Main units: -

66 Sqn (29 May - 3 Sep 1940)

242 Sqn (18 Jun - 26 Oct 1940, 30 Nov - 16 Dec 1940)

616 Sqn (3 - 9 Sep 1940)

74 Sqn (9 Sep - 15 Oct 1940, 8 Jun 1959 - 2 Mar 1960)

64 Sqn (15 Oct - 11 Nov 1940, 25 Sep 1943 - 21 Jan 1944, 2 Feb - 29 Apr 1944)

72 Sqn (20 - 30 Oct 1940, 2 - 29 Nov 1940)

222 Sqn (11 Nov 1940 - 6 Jun 1941)

257 Sqn (16 Dec 1940 - 7 Nov 1941)

No 5 ASR Flt (Jul - 1 Oct 1941)

133 Sqn (31 Jul - 15 Aug 1941)

No 12 Group Target Towing Flt (Aug - 2 Oct 1941)

255 Sqn (20 Sep 1941 - 2 Mar 1942)

137 Sqn (8 - 31 Nov 1941)

No 3040 Servicing Echelon (17 Dec 1941 – 17 Jan 1942)

No 1489 Flt (8 Dec 1941 - 13 Apr 1942)

152 Sqn (17 Dec 1941 - 17 Jan 1942, 25 - 29 Sep 1942)

68 Sqn (8 Mar 1942 - 5 Feb 1943, 3 Aug 1942 - 5 Feb 1944, 28 Oct 1944 - 8 Feb 1945, 27 Feb - 16 Mar 1945)

154 Sqn (12 Mar - 5 Apr 1942)

No 2719 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1942 - xxx xxxx)

No 2885 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx xxxx - Oct 1943)

278 Sqn (21 Apr 1942 - 21 Apr 1944)

346th Fighter Sqn, USAAF (1 Oct 1942 - 19 Nov 1942)

118 Sqn (17 Jan - 15 Aug 1943)

No 3210 Servicing Commando (6 - 8 May 1943, 3 - 18 Aug 1943)

611 Sqn (4 Aug - 6 Sep 1943, 13 Sep - 8 Oct 1943, 13 Oct - 19 Nov 1943, 22 Nov 1943 - 8 Feb 1944, 19 Feb - 30 Apr 1944)

195 Sqn (21 Aug - 24 Sep 1943)

No 3043 Servicing Echelon (26 Aug – 21 Sep 1942)

No 3206 Servicing Commando (14 Oct 1943 - 3 Jan 1944)

No 616 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (5 Aug – 6 Sep 1943, 13 Sep – 8 Oct 1943, 13 Oct  - 19 Nov 1943, 22 Nov 1943 – 8 Feb 1944, 19 Feb – 22 Mar 1944)

No 3004 Servicing Echelon (28 Aug – 24 Sep 1943)

No 3041 Servicing Echelon (25 Sep 1943 – 21 Jan 1944, 2 Feb – 22 Mar 1944)

No 3011 Servicing Echelon (xxx – 22 Mar 1944)

234 Sqn (28 Jan - 18 Mar 1944)

25 Sqn (5 Feb - 27 Oct 1944)

No 6025 Servicing Echelon (22 Mar – 27 Oct 1944)

No 6064 Servicing Echelon (22 Mar – 29 Apr 1944)

316 Sqn (28 Apr - 4 Jul 1944, 27 Aug - 24 Oct 1944, 16 May - 10 Aug 1945)

No 6316 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (28 Apr – 4 Jul 1944, 27 Aug – 24 Oct 1944)

229 Sqn (1 Jul - 25 Sep 1944, 2 Dec 1944 - 10 Jan 1945)

No 6229 Servicing Echelon (1 Jul – 25 Sep 1944, 2 Dec 1944 – 10 Jan 1945)

No 6312 (Czech) Servicing Echelon (7 Jul – 27 Aug 1944)

Detachments:**

'B' Flt, 604 Sqn (Jun - 1 Sep 1941)

151 Sqn (22 Apr - 2 Jun 1941, Sep 1941 - 25 Jan 1942, - Apr 1943, 4 Oct 1943 - 17 Nov 1943)

93 Sqn (Dec 1940 - Nov 1941)

42 Sqn (M12 - xx Feb 1942)

154 Sqn (12 Mar - 5 Apr 1942)

29 Sqn (27 Apr 1941 - 16 Feb 1943)

255 Sqn (Jul - 20 Sep 1941)

266 Sqn (12 - 14 Feb 1942)

488 Sqn (Sep 1942 - Mar 1943)

288 Sqn (xxx 1943 - xxx 1943, Nov 1944)

841 Sqn FAA (7 Feb 1943 - 23 Jun 1943)

409 Sqn (Feb 1944 - Feb 1943)

137 Sqn (May 1942 - xxx xxxx)

88 Sqn (Sep 1942 - Mar 1943)

417th Night Fighter Sqn, USAAF (14 May 1943 - 10 Jun 1943)

307 Sqn (May 1944 - Jan 1945)

‘B’ Flt, 504 Sqn (2 Jun 1944 - xxx xxxx)

26 Sqn (15 Dec 1944 - xxx 1945)

309 Sqn (8 Oct - 16 Nov 1945)

109 Sqn (xxx 1948 - xxx xxxx)

64 Sqn (Apr 1951)

228 OCU (26 Jan - 4 July 1952)

275 Sqn (12 Oct 1956 - 23 Nov 1956)

228 Sqn (25 Apr 1963 - 31 Aug 1964)

849 Sqn (27 Sep - 30 Sep 1971)

72 Sqn (Dec 1967 - xxx 1968)

Links to related sites/pages

Station WebsiteBattle of Britain Anniversary websiteCommanding Officers, Aerial photo on Google MapsControl Tower website, Coltishall Wing Leaders,

RAF Comilla

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

No 7067 Servicing Echelon (30 Sep – 30 Nov 1944)

RAF Element HQ Combat Cargo Task Force (2 Nov 1944 - 27 Feb 1945)

HQ, No 900 Wing (1 Jan - 13 Nov 1945)

HQ Combat Cargo Task Force Communication Flt (5 - 27 Feb 1945)

No 4238 Servicing Echelon (22 Feb – 2 Jul 1945)

HQ, No 232 Group (24 Feb - Oct 1945)

No 232 Group Communication Flt (27 Feb - 26 Oct 1945)

No 9 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit (26 Feb - 9 Apr 1945)

No 10 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit (26 Feb - 9 Apr 1945)

No 14 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit (25 Mar - May 1945)

No 224 Group Communication Flt (xx Mar - 12 Jun 1945)

No 11 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit (23 Apr - 1 Jun 1945)

No 15 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit (14 May - 9 Aug 1945)

No 203 Staging Post (13 Jul 1945 - 25 Feb 1946)

30 Sqn (

31 Sqn (

62 Sqn (

67 Sqn (

79 Sqn (

96 Sqn (

113 Sqn (

134 Sqn (

146 Sqn (

152 Sqn (

194 Sqn (

238 Sqn (

681 Sqn (

684 Sqn (

Location

Country: - Bangladesh (India)

Lat/Long:  23:26N    91:11E  Approx

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Main units: -

No 11 Refuelling and Re-arming Party (India) (27 Dec 1942 - 30 Jun 1943)

HQ, No 165 Wing (31 May - 29 Oct 1943, 24 May - 1 Oct 1944)

No 86 Refuelling and Re-arming Party (30 Jun - 18 Dec 1943)

No 333 Maintenance Unit (5 Jul 1943 - 20 Feb 1945)

No 12 Air Transit Section (16 Jul 1943 - 1 Sep 1944)

HQ, Bengal Command (31 Oct - 19 Dec 1943)

AHQ Bengal Communication Unit (31 Oct - 19 Dec 1943)

No 5 Mechanical Transport Light Repair Depot (12 Nov - Dec 1943)

No 150 Repair & Salvage Unit (1 Dec 1943 - 31 Aug 1944)

HQ, No 171 Wing (13 Dec 1943 - 28 Jan 1944)

Eastern Air Command (15 Dec 1943 - 19 Nov 1944)

Eastern Air Command Communication Flt (15 Dec 1943 - 1 Jun 1945)

HQ, Tactical Air Force (Bengal) (19 - 28 Dec 1943)

Tactical Air Force (Bengal) Communication Sqn (19 - 28 Dec 1943)

HQ, 3rd Tactical Air Force (28 Dec 1943 - 4 Dec 1944)

3rd Tactical Air Force Communication Sqn (28 Dec 1943 - 4 Dec 1944)

No 82 Refuelling and Re-arming Party (6 May - Jun 1944)

No 85 Refuelling and Re-arming Party (Jun - 25 Nov 1944)

No 79 Staging Post (1 Sep 1944 - 26 Jun 1945)

No 7 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit (Sep - 5 Dec 1944)

No 8 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit (Sep 1944 - 14 Feb 1945)

Detachments**

No 79 Refuelling and Re-arming Party (Jun - Dec 1943)

No 146 Repair & Salvage Unit (xxx - xxx 1944)

No 13 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit (1945)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo of the general area on Google Maps,

RAF Compton Bassett

Badge of No 3 Radio School, RAF Compton Bassett

Main units: -

 

Location

County: - Wiltshire

Lat/Long:   51:26:06N  01:58:16W

Grid Ref - 

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, RAF Yatesbury Association website, RAF Compton Bassett website,

RAF Coningsby

RAF Coningsby badge

Main units (continued): -

15 Sqn (4 Feb 1951 - 19 May 1954)

44 Sqn (9 Apr 1951 - 20 May 1954)

57 Sqn (2 Apr 1952 - 22 May 1954, 15 Nov 1956 - 9 Dec 1957)

Bomber Command Jet Conversion Unit (7 Apr - 16 Nov 1953)

40 Sqn (28 Oct 1953 - 24 Feb 1954)

249 (Designate) Sqn (6 Aug - 15 Oct 1957)

Bomber Command Air Crew Holding Unit (9 Dec 1957 - 1 Apr 1959)

75 Sqn RNZAF (30 May 1958 - 14 Jul 1958)

9 Sqn (2 Jun 1959 - 13 Jul 1961, 1 Mar 1962 - 10 Nov 1964)

12 Sqn (2 Jul 1959 - 13 Jul 1961, 1 Jul 1962 - 17 Nov 1964)

Lightning Conversion Squadron (4 Jan 1960 - Aug 1961)

35 Sqn (1 Dec 1962 - 2 Nov 1964)

No 5 School of Technical Training (1 Mar 1967 - 1 Aug 1968)

228 Operational Conversion Unit (Feb 1968 - 22 Apr 1987)

6 Sqn (13 Jan 1969 - 30 Sep 1974)

54 Sqn (1 Sep 1969 - 23 Apr 1974)

41 Sqn (1 Apr 1972 - 31 Mar 1977)

111 (Designate) Sqn (1 Jul - 1 Oct 1974)

111 Sqn (1 Oct 1974 - 3 Nov 1975)

29 (Designate) Sqn (1 Oct 1974 - 1 Jan 1975)

29 Sqn (1 Jan 1975 - 31 Oct 1998)

23 (Designate) Sqn (6 Oct - 1 Nov 1975)

23 Sqn (1 Nov 1975 - 25 Feb 1976, 30 Aug 1978 - 30 Mar 1983))

Battle of Britain Memorial Flt (1 Mar 1976 - Current)

Lightning Training Flt (22 Apr 1976 - May 1978)

56 Sqn (29 Jun 1976 - 9 Jul 1976)

111 Sqn (2 May - Dec 79 1979)

No 229 Operational Conversion Unit (1 Nov 1984 - 1 Jul 1992)

Tornado F3 Operational Evaluation Unit (1 Apr 1987 - 1 Apr 2006)

5 Sqn (1 Jan 1988 - 28 Sep 2002)

56 (Reserve) Sqn (1 Jul 1992 - xx Mar 2003)

Fast Jet  & Weapons OEU (1 Apr 2004 - 3 Apr 2006)

17 (Reserve) Sqn (1 Apr 2005 - Current)

29 (Reserve) Sqn (Jun 2005 - Current)

3 Sqn (1 Apr 2006 - Current)

6 Sqn (3 Apr 2006 - 31 May 2007)

41 Sqn (3 Apr 2006 - Current)

No 121 Expeditionary Air Wing (1 Apr 2006 - Current)

11 Sqn (29 Mar 2007 - Current)

56 (Reserve) Sqn (22 Apr 2008 - Current)

Location

County: - Lincolnshire

Lat/Long:  53:05:30N  00:10:15W

Grid Ref:  TF225565

Height above sea level:  25ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1940

No 5 Group (xxx 1940 - xxx xxxx)

No 1 Group (xxx xxxx - Current)

Notes

Main units: -

106 Sqn (22 Feb 1941 - 30 Sep 1942)

97 Sqn (10 Mar 1941 - 2 Mar 1942, 18 Apr 1944 - 7 Nov 1946)

No 5 Group Target Towing Flt (2 Apr 1941 - 14 Nov 1941)

No 14 Blind Approach Training Flt (22 Sep - Oct 1941)

No 1514 Beam Approach Training Flt (Oct 1941 - 8 Mar 1943, Aug 1943 - 2 Jan 1944)

No 97 Conversion Flt (20 Jan - 23 Sep 1942)

No 106 Conversion Flt (6 May - 16 Oct 1942)

No 1485 Flt (30 Oct 1941 - 1 Aug 1942)

617 Sqn (30 Aug 1943 -10 Jan 1944)

No 2756 Sqn RAF Regiment

HQ, No 54 Base (1 Jan 1944 -  1 Nov 1945)

619 Sqn (9 Jan - 17 Apr 1944)

61 Sqn (12 Jan - 15 Apr 1944)

83 Sqn (18 Apr 1944 - 5 Nov 1946)

HQ No 348 Wing (25 - 29 May 1945)

HQ No 349 Wing (25 - 29 May 1945)

HQ No 551 Wing (25 May Aug 1945)

HQ No 552 Wing (25 May - 28 Aug 1945)

Highball Trials Flt (1 Jun 1946 - 7 Nov 1947)

109 Sqn (4 Nov 1946 - 31 Mar 1950)

139 Sqn (4 Nov 1946 - 1 Apr 1950)

No 231 Operational Conversion Unit (15 Mar 1947 - 4 Dec 1949)

149 Sqn (17 Oct 1950 - 22 May 1954)

Detachments:**

6 Sqn (Apr 1956 - Jul 1957)

6 Sqn (1 Jul - 1 Aug 1957)

249 Sqn (6 Aug - 15 Oct 1957)

45 Sqn (18 Nov - 9 Dec 1957)

21 Sqn (Oct 1958)

849 Sqn det 2 (26 - 29 Sep 1993))

849 Sqn det 1 (19 - 21 Oct 1994)

849 Sqn det 1 (7 - 10 Feb 1995)

800 Sqn det 5 (22 - 26 May 1995)

849 Sqn det 1 (3- 5 Jly 1995)

849 Sqn det 2 (17 - 22 Sep 1995)

849 Sqn det 1 (1- 6 Oct 1995)

771 Sqn det 2 (28 Apr - 3 May 1996)

815 Sqn det 1 (28 Apr - 4 May 1996)

848 Sqn det 3 (28 Apr - 3 May 1996)

848 Sqn det 3 (22 - 24May 1999)

Links to related sites/pages

Bomber Command 60th Anniversary website,  RAF-Lincolnshire.info, Commanding Officers, Aerial photo on Google MapsControl Tower website,

RAF Corsewall

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 1 Marine Craft Training School (1 Jun 1942 - Feb 1947)

Location

County: - Wigtownshire (Dumfries and Galloway)

Lat/Long:   55:00:04N  05:09:36W Approx

Grid Ref - 

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo of the general area on Google Maps,

JSU Corsham

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

 

Location

County: - Wiltshire

Lat/Long:   51:25:12N  02:13:19W

Grid Ref - 

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Cosford/DCAE Cosford

RAF Cosford badge

Main units (continued): -

Detachment - 2 Air Armament School (Sep 1939 - xxx xxxx)

HQ, No 20 Wing (1940)

No 1416 (Army Co-operation) Flt (26 May - 27 Jun 1940)

No 1 Camouflage Unit (27 Sep 1940 - 8 Nov 1940)

RLG for no 5 SFTS (Mar - Jul 1941)

No 12 Ferry Pilots Pool ATA (Jul 1941 - 1945)

No 804 (Ground Defence) Sqn (19 Dec 1941 - 1 Feb 1942)

No 2804 Sqn RAF Regiment (1 Feb - xxx 1942)

Glider Test And Ferry Flt (No 9 MU) (14 Oct 1942 - Aug 1945)

No 15 Radio School (26 Jul 1944 - 31 Jan 1946)

No 42 Gliding School (27 Nov 1949 - 1 Sep 1955)

No 106 Personnel Reception Centre POW) (7 Mar 1945 - 23 Aug 1948)

Officer Cadet Training Unit (May 1956 - Jun 1948)

No 58 Maintenance Unit (xxx 1950 - Dec 1952)

No 5 Initial Training School (6 Oct 1951 - 5 Jul 1952)

No 633 Volunteer Gliding School (1 Sep 1955 - Current)

No 236 Maintenance Unit (19 Mar 1956 - 29 Apr 1966)

No 8 AEF (Oct 1958 - 1 Feb 1960, xxx 1978 - xxx 1979, 1 Apr 1996 - Current)

School of Photography (26 Aug 1964 -1 Apr 1972)

Joint School of Photography (1 Apr 1972 - Current)

University of Birmingham Air Sqn (Mar 1978 - Current)

No 1 School of Technical Training (24 Nov 1994 - Current)

815 Sqn det 2 (29 Sep - 3 Oct 1998)

Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering ( 1 Apr 2004 - Current)

Location

County: - Shropshire

Lat/Long:  52:38:30N  02:18:15W

Grid Ref:  SJ792046

Height above sea level: 260ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1938

No 24 Group (1944)

Personnel & Training Command (2005)

Renamed - 1 Apr 2004

Notes

On 1 Apr 2004, the station became the Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering and RAF Cosford ceased to exist

Main units: -

No 2 School of Technical Training (15 Jul 1938 - 24 Nov 1994)

No 5 Aircraft Storage Unit (xxx 1938 - 15 Mar 1939)

No 9 Maintenance Unit (15 Mar 1939 - 22 Jun 1956)

Links to related sites/pages

Station WebsiteOfficers Commanding, Aerial photo on Google MapsControl Tower website,

Today Cosford is probably best known as the home of the RAF Museum, Cosford, which acts as a second centre for displaying the RAF’s heritage as well as providing restoration and conservation facilities to the RAF Musuem’s collections.  It originally opened in August 1938 as No 2 School of Technical Training to cope with the increased demands of an expanding air force.  No 9 Maintenance Unit moved in on 15 March 1939 and remained for 20 years, being replaced by No 236 MU in 1959, which disbanded in 1966.

Cosford never housed any operational units during World War Two, but the MU prepared large numbers of Spitfires, Wellingtons and later various gliders (Horsa and Hadrian) for issue to RAF squadrons.  To deliver these aircraft No 12 Ferry Pilots’ Pool of the Air Transport Auxiliary formed here in July 1941.  A RAF Hospital is also located at Cosford and in 1994 No 1 School of Technical Training moved to Cosford from its traditional home at Halton.  On 1 April 2004, Cosford became the home of the Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering and the station was renamed DCAE Cosford.

RAF Cottesmore

Station Badge - RAF Cottesmore

Main units (continued): -

HQ, 50th Troop Carrier Wing, USAAF (xxx - 18 Nov 1943)

316th Troop Carrier Group, USAAF (16 Feb 1944 - May 1945)

9th AF TCC Pathfinder School, USAAF (Feb - 22 Mar 1944)

No 1668 Heavy Conversion Unit (15 Sep 1945 - 7 Mar 1946)

No 1 Bomber Defence Training Flt (17 Sep 1945 - 7 Mar 1946)

No 16 Operational Training Unit (1 Mar 1946 - 15 Mar 1947)

No 204 Advanced Flying School (15 Mar 1947 - 1 Mar 1948)

No 7 Flying Training School (16 Mar 1948 - 14 Apr 1954)

No 44 Gliding School (7 Jul 1951 - 1 Jul 1955)

15 Sqn (19 May 1954 - 15 Feb 1955, 1 Sep 1958 - 31 Oct 1964)

44 Sqn (20 May 1954 - 20 Feb 1955)

57 Sqn (22 May 1954 - 19 Feb 1955)

149 Sqn (22 May - 24 Aug 1954)

10 Sqn (15 Apr 1958 - 1 Mar 1964)

‘C’ Flt, 232 OCU (1 Nov 1961 – 1 Apr 1962)

Victor Training Flt (1 Apr 1962 - 31 Mar 1964)

9 Sqn (10 Nov 1964 - 26 Feb 1969)

12 Sqn (17 Nov 1964 - 31 Dec 1967)

115 Sqn (18 Apr 1969 - 23 Feb 1976)

98 Sqn (17 Apr 1969 - 27 Feb 1976)

360 Sqn (21 Apr 1969 - 5 Aug 1975)

No 231 Operational Conversion Unit  (19 May 1969 – 18 Feb 1976)

Argosy Training Flight  (8 Dec 1970 – 22 Jan 1971)

Tri-National Tornado Training Unit (29 Jan 1981 - 31 Mar 1999)

4 Sqn (13 Apr 1999 - 31 Mar 2010)

3 Sqn (11 May 1999 - 31 Mar 2006)

504 Sqn RAuxAF   (1 Oct 1999 – 31 Mar 2012)

Joint Force Harrier (1 Apr 2000 - 28 Jan 2011)

1 Sqn (28 Jul 2000 - 28 Jan 2011)

Detachment - No 800 NAS (26 - 30Jul 2001, 21 - 31 Jan 2002)

No 800 NAS (31 Mar 2006 - 8 Mar 2007, 1 Apr 2010 - 28 Jan 2011)

No 801 NAS (31 Mar 2006 - 28 Jan 2011)

No 122 Expeditionary Air Wing (1 Apr 2006 - 31 Mar 2011)

Naval Strike Wing [800 & 801 Sqns] (9 Mar 2007 - 31 Mar 2010) 

Location

County: - Rutland/Leicestershire

Lat/Long:  52:44:8N  00:38:56W

Grid Ref:  SK913162

Height above sea level 461ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1938

9th USAAF (1944 - 1 Jul 1945)

RAF - 1 Jul 1945

No 1 Group (2005)

Satellite of RAF Wittering - 1 Apr 2011 - 15 Jun 2012

Notes

Runways were laid in August 1943, after which the station became USAAF Station 489.  It was handed back to the RAF on 1 July 1945.

It closed as an RAF unit on 31 Mar 2012 and was handed over to the Army on 2 Apr 2012, being renamed Kendrew Barracks.

Main units: -

35 Sqn (20 Apr 1938 - 25 Aug 1939, 7 Nov 1964 - 15 Jan 1969)

207 Sqn (20 Apr 1938 - 24 Aug 1939, 9 Dec 1939 - 5 Apr 1940)

185 Sqn (24 Aug 1939 - 8 Apr 1940)

106 Sqn (1 Sep - 6 Oct 1939)

No 14 Operational Training Unit (8 Apr 1940 - 1 Aug 1943)

No 736 (Ground Defence) Sqn (19 Dec 1941 - 1 Feb 1942)

No 2736 Sqn RAF Regiment (1 Feb 1942 - xxx xxxx)

Detachment - No 1507 Beam Approach Training Flt (Sep - Oct 1942)

No 34 Heavy Glider Maintenance Section (May 1943 - 15 Mar 1944)

HQ, 9th Air Force Troop Carrier Command, USAAF (24 Sep - 120 Sep 1944)

Links to related sites/pages

Station Website, Bomber Command 60th Anniversary website, Commanding Officers, Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Cowden

Station Badge - RAF Cowden

Location

County: - East Riding of Yorkshire

Lat/Long:  53:50:43N  00:06:54W

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

During WW2 the site was used for tank training.

Main units: -

Air Weapons Range

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Cranage

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 422 (Fighter Interception) Flt (9 - 18 Dec 1940)

Detachment - 307 Sqn (10 Dec 1940 - 19 Jan 1941)

96 Sqn (18 Dec 1940 - 21 Oct 1941)

‘B’ Flt , 312 Sqn (xxx 1940 - xxx 1941)

RLG for No 11 Service Flying Training School (19 Sep - Oct 1941)

1531 Beam Approach Training  Flt (20 Jul 1942 - 29 May 1945)

Central Navigation School (14 Aug 1942 - 11 Feb 1944)

RLG for No 11 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit (16 Apr 1944 - 8 Feb 1945)

Detachment - No 12 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit  (8 Feb 1945 - 21 Jun 1945)

No 90 Initial Training Wing (10 May - 28 Oct 1944)

No 190 Gliding School (xxx May 1945 - Mar 1947)

No 4 Air Crew Holding Unit (14 Jun 1945 - 14 Aug 1946)

Sub-site, No 61 Maintenance Unit (20 Sep 1945 - 19 Mar 1954)

No 20 Personnel Transit Centre (5 Apr 1947 - 15 Dec 1954)

Location

County: - Cheshire

Lat/Long:   53:13:23N  02:24:00W

Grid Ref -  SJ730697

Height Above Sea Level - 150 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1940

No 21 Group (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

Main units: -

RLG for No 5 Service Flying Training School (Aug 1940 - xxx xxxx)

No 2 School of Air Navigation (21 Oct 1940 - 14 Aug 1942)

Detachment - 29 Sqn (1 Dec 1940 - xxx xxxx)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Cranfield

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 14 Service Flying Training School (14 Apr 1940 - 16 Aug 1941)

Mk VIII AI Conversion Flt (MAAF)* (28 May - Jun 1943)

No 3501 Servicing Echelon (13 Jul 1942 - 1 Sep 1944)

No 51 Operational Training Unit (17 Aug 1941 - 14 Jun 1945)

No 1531 Beam Approach Training Flt (20 Jul 1942 - 29 May 1945)

239 Sqn (21 Oct - 18 Nov 1942)

Detachment - 2 Sqn (Jan - Mar 1943)

181 Sqn (1 - 8 Mar 1943)

183 Sqn (1 - 8 Mar 1943)

4 Sqn (5 - 8 Mar 1943)

417th Night Fighter Sqn, USAAF (14 May - 10 Jun 1943)

No 2 Aircraft Delivery Flt (23 Jul 1943 - 31 Jul 1944)

AI Conversion Flt (29 Oct 1943 - xxx 1944)

Detachment - 164 Sqn (5 - 14 Jan 1944)

No 58 Repair & Salvage Unit (8 May - 12 Aug 1944)

Wellington Conversion Flt (24 Apr 1944 - xxx xxxx)

Pilots Replacement Unit (1 Jun - Aug 1944)

No 16 Air Crew Holding Unit (14 Jun - 30 Nov 1945)

Empire Test Pilot School (Oct 1945 - 12 Jul 1947)

No 23 Group Communication Flt (29 Mar 1950 - 14 Sep 1959)

Location

County: - Bedfordshire

Lat/Long:   52:04:08N  00:37:15W

Grid Ref -  SP946421

Height Above Sea Level - 336 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1937

No 12 Group (1944)

Closed - 1952

Notes

Became the College of Aeronautics and is now Cranfield University

*This unit is not confirmed

Main Units: -

82 Sqn (6 Jul 1937 - 25 Aug 1939)

108 Sqn (7 Jul 1937 - 2 May 1938)

62 Sqn (12 Jul 1937 - 23 Aug 1939)

Detachment - 16 Sqn (16 - 19 Sep 1938)

207 Sqn (24 Aug - 9 Dec 1939, 4 - 8 Aug 1940)

35 Sqn (25 Aug - 7 Dec 1939)

No 1 Group Pool (14 - 18 Sep 1939)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsOfficers CommandingControl Tower website,

RAF Cranwell

Station Badge - RAF Cranwell

Main units (continued): -

RAF College (1 Feb 1929 - Sep 1939, 16 Oct 1946 - Current)

Electrical & Wireless School (Aug 1929 - 1 Nov 1938)

‘B’ Flt, Seaplane Training Sqn (7 Mar - 7 Apr 1936)

No 1 Electrical & Wireless School (1 Nov 1938 - 26 Aug 1940)

HQ, No 21 Group (1 Dec 1938 - 28 Jul 1944)

RAF College Service Flying Training School (Sep 1939 - 20 Mar 1944)

No 1 Signals School (26 Aug 1940 - 1 Jan 1943)

No 21 Group Communications Flt (xxx 1940 - Nov 1944)

HQ, No 26 Group (12 Feb - 23 Mar 1940)

No 2 Flying Instructors School (10 Sep - 14 Nov 1940)

No 2 Central Flying School (1 Nov 1940 - 15 Jun 1941)

No 1 Radio School (10 Mar 1941 - 1 Jan 1943, 1 Jan 1943 - 9 Oct 1950)

Detachment - No 3 Operational Training Unit (29 Jul 1941 - 20 Jun 1943)

Detachment - No 11 Service Flying Training School (15 Oct - 25 Oct 1941)

No 806 (Ground Defence) Sqn (19 Dec 1941 - 1 Feb 1942)

No 2806 Sqn RAF Regiment (1 Feb 1942 - xxx xxxx)

No 8 Radio School (1 Jan 1943 - 24 Jun 1946)

Officers Advanced Training School (14 Feb - 1 Nov 1944)

No 17 Service Flying Training School  (20 Mar 1944 - 1 May 1945)

No 1 Officers Advanced Training School (1 Nov 1944 - 27 Aug 1945)

No 19 Service FTS (1 May 1945 - 17 Apr 1947)

No 6 Radio School  (9 Oct 1950 - 1 Dec 1952)

Air Crew Transit Unit (28 Dec 1951 - 23 Oct 1953)

Central Flying School (12 Apr 1976 - 5 Sep 1977, 31 May 1995 - Current)

Basic Flying Training Sqn (3 Aug 1979 - 15 Apr 1983)

Flying Training Sqn (15 Apr 1983 - xxx xxxx)

No 3 Flying Training School (1 Feb 1989 - Current)

RAF College Air Sqn (1 Apr 1992 - Current)

Officer and Aircrew Selection Centre (Sep 1992 - Current)

HQ Air Cadets (10 Aug 1995 - Current)

45 (Reserve) Sqn (1 Oct 1995 - Current)

RAF Aerobatic Team (The Red Arrows) (20 Feb 1996 - 21 Dec 2000)

Navigator and Airman Aircrew School (1 Jan 1996 - Current)

55 (Reserve) Sqn (1 Nov 1996 - Jan 2011)

28 Sqn (Jun - Jul 1997l)

7 Air Experience Flt (Oct 2003 - 1 Oct 2008)

East Midlands University Air Sqn (Oct 2003 - 1 Oct 2008)

16 (Reserve) Sqn (1 Oct 2008 - Current)

115 (Reserve) Sqn (1 Oct 2008 - Current)

Location

County: - Lincolnshire

Lat/Long:  53:02:15N  00:29:30W

Grid Ref:  TF025515

Height above sea level:  200ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1916

RNAS (1916 - 1918)

No 12 Group (1918 - 1920)

RAF Cranwell (1920 - 1936)

No 27 Group (1944)

Personnel & Training Command (2005)

Air Command

Notes

Cranwell has two airfields, the main one being the North one (to which the above details apply).

Main units: -

RNAS Central Training Establishment (1 Jun 1916 - 1 Apr 1918)

Wireless Operators School (1 - 24 Aug 1918)

HQ, No 12 Group (1 Apr 1918 - 1 Nov 1919)

No 201 Training Depot Station (1 Apr - 27 Jul 1918)

No 202 Training Depot Station (1 Apr - 27 Jul 1918)

No 213 Training Depot Station (17 Jun - 27 Jul 1918)

HQ, No 59 Wing (27 Jul 1918 - 24 Jun 1919)

157 Sqn nucleus (xx - 15 Jul 1918)

No 56 Training Depot Station (27 Jul 1918 - 13 Mar 1919)

No 57 Training Depot Station (27 Jul 1918 - 13 Mar 1919)

No 58 Training Depot Station (27 Jul 1918 - 13 Mar 1919)

No 155 Sqn nucleus (xx - 14 Sep 1918)

The Cadet College (1 Nov - 23 Dec 1919)

RAF (Cadet) College (23 Dec 1919 - 1 Feb 1929)

No 2 School of Technical Training (16 Mar 1920 - Apr 1921)

Fire and Rescue Training Unit (xxx 1922 - Jul 1940)

Links to related sites/pages

Station Website, Station website, History of RAF Cranwell, RAF-Lincolnshire.info, Commanding Officers, Aerial photo on Google Maps, The RAF Cranwell Apprentice Association,

RAF Croft

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

78 Sqn (20 Oct 1941 - 10 Jun 1942)

No 78 Conversion Flt (20 Jan - 12 Jun 1942)

No 1516 Beam Approach Training  Flt (16 Sep - 14 Oct 1942 )

419 Sqn (30 Sep - 9 Nov 1942)

427 Sqn (7 Nov 1942 - 4 May 1943)

No 1664 Heavy Conversion Unit (10 May - 7 Dec 1943)

431 Sqn (10 Dec 1943 - 7 Jun 1945)

434 Sqn (11 Dec 1943 - 10 Jun 1945)

RLG for No 13 OTU (Sep 1945 - May 1946)

320 Sqn RDNAS (xxx - 1 Apr 1946)

RLG for No 205 Advanced Flying School (2 Feb 1951 - 1 Jun 1954)

No 205 Advanced Flying School (12 Dec 1952 - 1 Jan 1954)

RLG for No 4 FTS (Jun 1954 - Jun 1956)

Location

County: - North Yorkshire

Lat/Long:   54:27:15N  01:33:45W

Grid Ref -  NZ285068

Height Above Sea Level - 182 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1941

No 6 (RCAF) Group (1944)

Closed - 1946

Notes

It is now a motor racing circuit

Detachments

No 6 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (21 Jan - 24 Feb 1943)

Links to related sites/pages

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

RAF Crosby on Eden

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 59 Operational Training Unit (20 Feb 1941 - 10 Aug 1942)

No 9 Operational Training Unit (6 Sep 1942 - 11 Aug 1944)

No 109 Operational Training Unit (1 Aug 1944 - 10 Aug 1945)

No 1383 (Transport) Conversion Unit (1 Aug 1945 - 6 Aug 1946)

Sub-site, No 14 Maintenance Unit (1 Apr 1952 - xxx xxxx)

Location

County: - Cumberland (Cumbria)

Lat/Long:   54:56:14N  02:48:30W

Grid Ref -  NY482606

Height Above Sea Level - 155 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1941

No 44 Group (1944)

Closed -

Notes

It is now Carlisle Airport

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsControl Tower website,

RAF Culmhead

No Badge authorised

Main units (Church Stanton) (continued): -

No 501 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (30 Jun – 14 Aug 1943)

131 Sqn (17 Sep 1943 - 10 Feb 1944)

165 Sqn (17 Sep 1943 - 10 Feb 1944)

No 3026 Servicing Echelon (17 Sep 1943 – 10 Feb 1944

Main units (Culmhead): -

165 Sqn (10 - 11 Mar 1944)

No 3026 Servicing Echelon (10 – 22 Mar 1944)

No 6165 Servicing Echelon (22 Mar – 2 Apr 1944)

610 Sqn (7 - 23 Apr 1944, 30 Apr - 16 May 1944)

No 6610 Servicing Echelon (7 Apr – 24 May 1944)

286 Sqn (10 Apr - 20 May 1944)

587 Sqn (10 Apr - 1 Oct 1944)

887 Sqn FAA (18 Apr - 15 May 1944)

894 Sqn FAA (28 Apr - 15 May 1944)

616 Sqn (16 May - 21 Jul 1944)

No 6616 Servicing Echelon (16 May – 21 Jul 1944)

126 Sqn (22 May - 3 Jul 1944)

No 6126 Servicing Echelon (22 May – 3 Jul 1944)

131 Sqn (29 May - 28 Aug 1944)

No 6131 Servicing Echelon (24 May – 28 Aug 1944)

790 Sqn FAA (10 Aug - 26 Sep 1944)

Glider Instructors Sqn (9 Dec 1944 - 24 Jul 1945)

No 67 Maintenance Unit (3 Sep 1945 - 30 Apr 1946)

Location

County: - Somerset

Lat/Long:   50:55:45N  03:07:45W

Grid Ref -  ST208154

Height Above Sea Level - 864 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1941

No 10 Group (1944)

Closed - 1946

Notes

Originally known as Church Stanton

Main units (Church Stanton): -

316 Sqn (2 Aug - 13 Dec 1941)

302 Sqn (7 Aug - 5 Sep 1941)

306 Sqn (12 - 14 Dec 1941, 14 Dec 1941 - 3 May 1942)

RAE Research Department Flt (15 Feb 1942 - 12 Mar 1944)

154 Sqn (7 May - 7 Jun 1942)

313 Sqn (8 - 28 Jun 1943)

No 3038 Servicing Echelon (26 Jun – 8 Jul 1943)

312 Sqn (10 Oct 1942 - 20 Feb 1943, 14 Mar - 24 Jun 1943)

234 Sqn (24 Jun - 8 Jul 1943)

66 Sqn (28 Jun - 10 Aug 1943)

504 Sqn (30 Jun - 14 Aug 1943)

Detachments**

No 3 Glider Training Unit (9 Dec 1944 - 24 Jul 1945)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, FAA Archive Website, Atlantikwall websiteControl Tower website, Culmhead Wing Leaders,

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