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RAF Stations - D

[Definition of a RAF Station]


[Dalcross | Dalton | Dallachy | Danby Beacon | Dar-es-Salaam | Darley Moor | Davidstow Moor | Debach | Debden | Decimomannu | Deenethorpe | Defford | Delhi | Denham | Denton | Deopham Green | Derby | Desborough | Desford | Detling | Deversoir | Dhibban | Digby | Din Jan | Dishforth | Docking | Doncaster | Donibristle | Donna Nook | Dorval | Down Ampney | Downham Market | Drem | Driffield | Dum Dum | Dumfries | Dundonald | Dunholme Lodge | Dunkeswell | Dunsfold | Duxford | Dyce]

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

RAF Dalcross

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

No 13 Group Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Flt (Aug - Oct 1941)

309 Sqn (May 1941)

No 19 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit (20 Oct 1942 - 25 Feb 1944)

13 Group Communication Flt (5 Dec 1945 - 20 May 1946)

7 Gliding School (xxx 1946 - 1 Sep 1955)

No 6118 Servicing Echelon (3 Jan 19 – 10 Mar 1946)

122 Sqn (3 Jan - 1 Apr 1946)

No 6122 Servicing Echelon (3 Jan 19 – 1 Apr 1946)

41 Sqn (1 - 15 Apr 1946)

No 6041 Servicing Echelon (1 - 15 Apr 1946)

No 8 Flying Training School (1 May 1951 - 1 Dec 1953)

No 663 Volunteer Gliding School (18 May - 18 Nov 1968)

Location

County: - Inverness-shire (Scottish Highlands)

Lat/Long: 57:32:33N 04:03:08W

Grid Ref - NH775521

Height Above Sea Level - 1945 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1941

No 29 Group (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Main units: -

No 2 Air Gunner School (10 Jul 1941 - 24 Nov 1945)

Detachments:

122 Sqn (Sep 1941)

614 Sqn (xxx 1941 - xxx xxxx)

308 Sqn (5 Jan 1942 - xxx xxxx)

No 1 Flying Instructors School (13 Jan - 1 Feb 1942)

No 2 Flying Instructors School (1 Feb - 20 Oct 1942)

‘B’ Flt , 309 Sqn (Jul - Aug 1942)

66 Sqn (xxx - xxx 1942)

88 Sqn (9 - 10 Apr 1943, Jul 1943)

652 Sqn (1 - xx Dec 1943)

Detached Flt, No 662 Volunteer Gliding School (Mar - Dec 1968)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, FAA Archive Website, Officers Commanding,

RAF Dalton

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 35 Conversion Flt (12 Jun - 5 Sep 1942)

No 78 Conversion Flt (12 - 30 Jun 1942)

No 1666 Heavy Conversion Unit (5 Jun - 21 Oct 1943)

428 Sqn (3 May - 5 Jun 1943)

424 Sqn (3 May - 5 Jun 1943)

No 1535 Beam Approach Training Flt (3 Jun - 30 Aug 1943)

1666 Heavy Conversion Unit (5 Jun - 21 Oct 1943)

No 1691 (Bomber) Gunnery Flt (26 Jun 1943 - 15 Feb 1944)

No 1695 (Bomber) Defence Training Flt (15 Feb 1944 - 23 Apr 1945)

No 6 (RCAF) Group Aircrew School xx Oct - 3 Nov 1944)

No 6 (RCAF) Aircrew School (3 Nov 1944 - 3 Aug 1945)

420 Sqn (6 Nov - 12 Dec 1943)

Sub-site, No 91 Maintenance Unit (1 Aug 1952 - 29 Jan 1955)

Location

County: - North Yorkshire

Lat/Long: 54:10:30N 01:21:30W

Grid Ref - SE420760

Height Above Sea Level - 73 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1941

No 7 Group (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

Main units: -

102 Sqn (15 Nov 1941 - 7 Jun 1942)

No 102 Conversion Flt (6 Jan - 10 Jun 1942)

Detachments**

No76 Conversion Flt (8 - 25 Jun 1942)

No 1652 Heavy Conversion Unit (2 Jan - 22 Aug 1942)

No 1659 Heavy Conversion Unit (May - Jun 1943)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Bomber Command 60th Anniversary website, FAA Archive Website,

RAF Dar-es-Salaam

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

26 Sqn (

82 Sqn (

230 Sqn (

259 Sqn (

683 Sqn (

East African Flt (20 Feb 1932)

No 1 (Communications) Flt, Kenya Auxiliary Air Unit (6 Sep 1939 - 1 Nov 1940)

Air Defence Unit, Tanganyika (xxx 1939 - 1 Nov 1940)

Catalina Ferry Flt (Jun - 6 Jul 1945)

Location

Country: - Tanzania (Tanganyika)

Lat/Long: 6:48S 39:17E

Height Above Sea Level:

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Detachments**

No 1345 Anti-Malarial Flt (1 May 1945 - xxx xxxx)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo of the general area on Google Maps,

RAF Davidstow Moor

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 1603 (Anti-Aircraft Co-operation) Flt (16 Dec 1942 - 27 Jan 1943)

53 Sqn (31 Dec 1942 - 17 Feb 1943)

612 Sqn (18 Apr - 23 May 1943)

547 Sqn (31 May - 25 Oct 1943)

304 Sqn (7 Jun - 13 Dec 1943)

479th Anti Sub Mar 19 ine Group, USAAF (Jul - 3 Sep 1943)

269 Sqn (8 Jan - 8 Mar 1944)

282 Sqn (1 Feb - 19 Sep 1944)

206 Sqn (31 Mar - 12 Apr 1944)

524 Sqn (7 Apr - 1 Jul 1944)

144 Sqn (10 May - 1 Jul 1944)

404 Sqn (10 May - 1 Jul 1944, 5 - 29 Aug 1944)

845 Sqn FAA (16 - 20 Jul 1973)

Location

County: - Cornwall

Lat/Long: 50:38:00N 04:37:15W

Grid Ref - SX150850

Height Above Sea Level - 969 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1942

No 19 Group (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

Main Units: -

No 21 RAF Mobile Servicing Unit (Torpedo) (Jun 1943 - xxx xxxx)

 Detachments**

279 Sqn (xxx - xxx 1943)

280 Sqn (15 Dec 1943 - 18 Feb 1944)

281 Sqn (18 Feb - 18 Apr 1944)

236 Sqn (May - Jul 1944, 5 - 29 Aug 1944)

748 Sqn FAA (Aug 1945 - Feb 1946)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Control Tower website,

RAF Debach

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

493rd Bomb Group, USAAF (17 Apr 1944 - 1 Mar 1945)

493rd Bomb Group, USAAF (1 Apr - 6 Aug 1945)

 

Location

County: - Suffolk

Lat/Long: 52:08:08N 01:16:23E

Grid Ref - TM240540

Height Above Sea Level - 180 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1944

USAAF (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Control Tower website,

RAF Debden

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

258 Sqn (3 - 30 Oct 1941)

No 3030 Servicing Echelon (14 Nov 19 – 15 Dec 1941, 22 Dec 1941 – 18 Mar 1943)

No 3035 Servicing Echelon (14 Nov 19 – 22 Dec 1941)

129 Sqn (1 Nov - 23 Dec 1941)

418 Sqn (15 Nov 1941 - 14 Apr 1942)

157 Sqn (13 Dec - 17 Dec 1941)

65 Sqn (22 Dec 1941 - 14 Apr 1942

No 3024 Servicing Echelon (22 Dec 1941 – 14 Apr 1942)

No 3016 (Eagle) Servicing Echelon (2 Jul 19 – 1 Aug 1942)

No 616 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (4 Dec 1942 – 21 May 1943)

350 Sqn (15 Apr - 30 Jun 1942, 5 - 13 Mar 1943)

71 Sqn (2 May - 30 Jun 1942, 7 Jul - 14 Aug 1942, 20 Aug - 29 Sep 1942)

41 Sqn (8 Jul - 4 Aug 1942)

124 Sqn (29 Jul - 14 Aug 1942, 20 Aug - 25 Sep 1942)

232 Sqn (11 - 14 Aug 1942, 20 Aug - 21 Sep 1942)

121 Sqn (23 - 29 Sep 1942)

531 Sqn (2 - 9 Oct 1942)

4th Fighter Group USAAF (29 Sep 1942 - 23 Jul 1945)

303 Sqn (5 - 12 Mar 1943)

No 3012 Servicing Echelon (5 – 15 Mar 1943)

Empire Radio School (7 Mar 1946 - 20 Oct 1949)

27 Gp Comm Flt (19 Sep 1947 - 15 Sep 1949)

Signals Division, RAF Technical College (20 Oct 1949 - 1 Feb 1951)

RAF Technical College (Debden Division) (24 Feb 1951 - 8 Apr 1960)

1903 AOP Flt (Dec 1956 - xxx 1957)

651 Sqn AAC (Apr 1958 - 1 Mar 1960)

19 Flt AAC (xxx - Jun 1959, Jun 1959 - Mar 1960)

3 Flt AAC (xxx - Mar 1960)

13 Flt AAC (Mar 1960)

No 614 Gliding School (Jan 1979 - Apr 1981)

Location

County: - Essex

Lat/Long: 51:59:15N 00:16:45E

Grid Ref - TL562351

Height Above Sea Level - ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1937

USAAF (1944)

Closed - 1975

Notes

Main units: -

87 Sqn (7 Jun 1937 - 9 Sep 1939, 24 May 1940 - 26 May 1940)

80 Sqn (9 Jun 1937 - 30 Apr 1938)

73 Sqn (12 Jun - 4 Oct 1937, 23 Oct - 9 Nov 1937)

29 Sqn (22 Nov 1937 - 4 Apr 1940, 10 May - 27 Jun 1940)

85 Sqn (1 Jun 1938 - 9 Sep 1939, 22 May - 19 Aug 1940, 1 - 5 Sep 1940, 1 Jan - 3 May 1941)

HQ, No 60 (Fighter) Wing (30 Aug - 4 Sep 1939, 20 - 31 May 1940)

17 Sqn (9 Sep - 16 Dec 1939, 24 - 30 Dec 1939, 20 - 30 Jan 1940, 11- 22 Feb 1940, 27 Feb - 5 Mar 1940, 12 - 19 Mar 1940, 20 - 23 Mar 1940, 27 Mar - 3 Apr 1940, 13 - 23 Apr 1940, 30 Apr - 7 May 1940, 21 - 24 May 1940, 19 Jun - 19 Aug 191940, 2 Sep - 8 Oct 1940, 7 Nov 1940 - 26 Feb 1941)

504 Sqn (9 Oct - 24 Dec 1939, 30 Dec 1939 - 8 Jan 1940, 13 - 20 Jan 19 40, 30 Jan - 11 Feb 1940, 22 - 27 Feb 1940, 5 - 12 Mar 1940, 18 - 27 Mar 1940, 4 Apr - 13 Apr 1940, 23 - 30 Apr 1940, 7 - 12 May 1940, 21 - 24 May 1940)

257 Sqn (15 Aug - 5 Sep 1940)

111 Sqn (19 Aug - 3 Sep 1940, 1 Nov - 15 Dec 1941, 22 Dec 1941 - 30 Jun 1942, 6 Jul - 28 Jul 1942)

601 Sqn (19 Aug - 2 Sep 1940)

25 Sqn (8 Oct - 27 Nov 1940)

264 Sqn (29 Oct 1940 - 1 Jan 1941)

No 52 Operational Training Unit (25 Mar - 25 Aug 1941)

3 Sqn (3 - 13 May 1941)

54 Sqn (11- 13 Jun 1941)

403 Sqn (25 Aug - 3 Oct 1941)

Detachments**

85 Sqn (27 Nov 19 40 - 1 Jan 1941)

264 Sqn (Jul - Aug 1940)

218 Sqn (Oct - Dec 1940)

219 Sqn (Oct - Dec 1940)

257 Sqn (7 Nov - xxx 1940)

222 Sqn (Nov -1 Dec 1941, Apr - May 1942)

287 Sqn (Nov 1941 - Jul 1944)

605 Sqn (2 Oct - xxx 1942)

616 Sqn (9 -17 Oct 1944)

310 Sqn (23 Jun 1941 - xxx xxxx)

5th Emergency Rescue Sqn, USAAF (13 - 30 May 1945)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Battle of Britain Anniversary website, Subterranea Britannica website, Commanding Officers, Control Tower website,

RAFSU Decimomannu

Station Badge - RAF Decimomannu

Operational Control: -

This Italian Air Force base was used by a multitude of RAF units whilst on detachment the Air Combat Manoeuvring Instrumentation (ACMI) range.

Location

Country: - Sardinia

Lat/Long: 39:21:36N 08:58:16E

Height Above Sea Level:

Links to related sites/pages

http://www.awti Dec 19 i.com/storia.asp,

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Deenethorpe

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

401st Bomb Group, USAAF (19 Nov 1943 - 20 Jun 191945)

Sub-site, No 273 Maintenance Unit (10 Jul 1945 - 11 Nov 1947)

Location

County: - Northamptonshire

Lat/Long: 52:30:15N 00:35:15W

Grid Ref - SP958902

Height Above Sea Level - 330 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1943

USAAF (1944)

Closed - 1946

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Control Tower website,

RAF Defford

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

‘B’ Flt, 23 Operational Training Unit BY, (25 Sep 1941 - 18 May 1942)

Special Installation Flt (13 Oct 1942 - Sep 1946)

Telecommunications Flying Unit (25 May 1942 - 1 Nov 1955)

Radar Research Flying Unit (1 Nov 1955 - 20 Sep 1957)

Location

County: - Worcestershire

Lat/Long: 52:05:45N 02:08:30W

Grid Ref - SO903443

Height Above Sea Level - 63 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1941

No 10 Group (1944)

Closed - 1957

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, FAA Archive Website, Officers Commanding,

RAF Delhi

No Badge authorised

Main units (Palam) (continued): -

Reinforcement Staging Post (May - 1 Sep 1944)

No 309 Maintenance Unit (xxx 1944 - 15 Nov 1947)

No 59 Staging Post (3 May 1947 - xxx xxxx)

No 3 (Indian) Wing (1 Jun - 15 Aug 1947)

Supreme Commander's HQ (Air) Communication Sqn (15 Aug - 1 Dec 1947)

Main units (Delhi): -

20 Sqn (

28 Sqn (

39 Sqn (

60 Sqn (

HQ, No 164 Wing (14 Aug 1942 - 256 Apr 1945, 31 May - 1 Aug 1945)

Air Transit Section (1 Oct 1942 - 16 Jul 1943)

HQ, No 228 Group (22 Feb - 15 May 1943)

No 3 Civil Repair Organisation (MT) (25 Mar - Oct 1943)

No 2 Meteorological Flt (1 - 31 Jul 1943)

No 1301 Meteorological Flt (31 Jul 1943 - 8 Mar 1944)

No 6 Air Transit Section (16 Jul 1943 - 1 Jun 1944)

No 3 Civil Repair Organisation (India) (Oct 1943 - 31 Oct 1945)

HQ, No 229 Group (15 Dec 1943 - 31 Mar 1947)

Reinforcement Staging Post/Party (10 Feb - Apr 1944)

HQ, No 238 Group (20 Apr - 11 Sep 1945)

HQ, No 238 Wing (11 Sep 1945 - 16 Mar 1946)

Supreme Commander's HQ (Air HQ) (15 Aug - 1 Dec 1947)

Location

Country: - India

Lat/Long: 28:35:02N 77:12:18E

Height Above Sea Level: 705 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

 (1944)

Closed -

Notes

It is now known as Safdarjόng Airport although it was also known previously as Palam.

Main units (Palam): -

31 Sqn (

34 Sqn (

62 Sqn (

76 Sqn (

194 Sqn (

232 Sqn (

353 Sqn (

681 Sqn (

HQ, No 226 Group (16 Jan 1943 - 31 Jul 1946)

Sub-unit, No 331 Maintenance Unit (4 Jun 1943 - 20 Mar 1944)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Deopham Green

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

452nd Bomb Group, USAAF (11 Jan 1944 - 5 Aug 1945)

 

Location

County: - Norfolk

Lat/Long: 52:33:08N 00:59:38W

Grid Ref - TM030990

Height Above Sea Level - 185 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1944

USAAF (1944)

Closed - 1948

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Control Tower website,

RAF Derby

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 30 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School (29 Sep 1938 - 3 Sep 1939)

No 3 Basic Flying Training School (15 Nov 1951 - 27 Mar 1953)

Location

County: - Derbyshire

Lat/Long: 52:52:15N 01:34:00W

Grid Ref - SK290303

Height Above Sea Level - 220 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

No 51 Group (1944)

Closed -

Notes

It was also known as Burnaston and is now the site of a Toyota car factory

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Desborough

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 84 Operational Training Unit (1 Sep 1943 - 14 Jun 1945)

No 108 Gliding School (xxx 1945 - Jun 1949)

No 1381 (Transport) Conversion Unit (19 Nov 1945 - 1 Jan 1947)

RLG for No 102 Flying Refresher School (May - Nov 1951)

Location

County: - Northamptonshire

Lat/Long: 52:28:00N 00:48:00W

Grid Ref - SP817865

Height Above Sea Level - 19460 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1943

No 92 Group (1944)

Closed - 1946

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Desford

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

7 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School (25 Nov 1935 - 3 Sep 1939)

3 Civilian Air Navigation School (Aug 1938 - 1 Nov 1939)

7 Elementary Flying Training School (3 Sep 1939 - 9 May 1947)

3 Air Observer & Navigation School (1 - 24 Nov 1939)

Used by No 9 Maintenance Unit for temporary dispersal

No 3 Air Observer & Navigation School (1 - 24 Nov 1939)

No 7 Refresher Flying School (9 May 1947 - 31 Jul 1953)

No 44 Gliding School (5 Apr 1948 - xxx 1949, Dec 1949 - xxx 1950)

No 69 Reserve AOP Flt, 664 Sqn (1 Sep 1949 - 15 Jun 1953)

No 5 Basic Flying Training School (1 Feb 1952 - 30 Jun 1953)

Location

County: - Leicestershire

Lat/Long: 52:36:45N 01:17:30W

Grid Ref - SK478020

Height Above Sea Level - 19425 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1935

No 51 Group (1944)

Closed - 1953

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Detling

Station badge - RAF Detling

Main units (continued): -

No 3 Aircraft Delivery Flt (23 Jul - 20 Sep 1943, 23 Jul - 20 Sep 1944)

No 1493 (Target Towing) Flt (26 Jul - 7 Oct 1943)

No 4 Aircraft Delivery Flt (21 Sep - 20 Oct 1943)

No 403 Repair & Salvage Unit (Sep - Oct 1943)

HQ, No 15 (Fighter) Wing (12 Oct 1943 - 15 Apr 1944)

No 15 (Fighter) Wing Communication Flt(12 Oct 1943 - 15 Apr 1944)

HQ, No 125 Airfield (12 Oct 1943 - 4 May 1944)

132 Sqn (12 Oct 1943 - 17 Jan 1944, 10 - 13 Mar 1944, 19 Mar - 18 Apr 1944)

184 Sqn (12 Oct 1943 - 6 Mar 1944)

602 Sqn (12 Oct 1943 - 17 Jan 1944, 12 - 13 Mar 1944, 20 Mar - 18 Apr 1944)

No 410 Repair & Salvage Unit (6 Nov 1943 - 26 Jan 1944)

567 Sqn (1 Dec 1943 - 14 Nov 1944)

453 Sqn (19 - 21 Jan 1944, 4 Feb - 13 Mar 1944, 19 Mar - 18 Apr 1944)

118 Sqn (20 - 23 Jan 1944, 5 Feb - 10 Mar 1944, 12 Jul - 9 Aug 1944)

No 405 Repair & Salvage Unit (26 Jan - 16 Apr 1944)

No 6132 Servicing Echelon (22 Mar 19 – 18 Apr 1944)

No 6453 (RAAF) Servicing Echelon (22 Mar 19 – 18 Apr 1944)

No 6602 Servicing Echelon (22 Mar 19 – 18 Apr 1944)

80 Sqn (19 May - 22 Jun 1944)

No 6080 Servicing Echelon (19 May 19 – 22 Jun 1944)

229 Sqn (19 May - 22 Jun 1944)

No 6229 Servicing Echelon (19 May 19 – 22 Jun 1944)

274 Sqn (19 May - 22 Jun 1944)

No 6274 Servicing Echelon (19 May 19 – 22 Jun 1944)

No 2709 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx xxxx - xxx xxxx)

No 2746 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1944 - xxx xxxx)

No 2793 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1944 - xxx xxxx)

No 2828 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1944 - xxx xxxx)

1 Sqn (22 Jun - 11 Jul 1944, 10 Aug - 18 Dec 1944)

No 6001 Servicing Echelon (22 Jun 19 – 12 Jul 1944, 10 Aug 19 – 16 Dec 1944)

165 Sqn (22 Jun - 12 Jul 1944, 10 Aug - 15 Dec 1944)

No 6165 Servicing Echelon (22 Jun 19 – 12 Jul 1944, 10 Aug 19 – 15 Dec 1944)

No 6504 Servicing Echelon (11 Jul 19 – 13 Aug 1944)

504 Sqn (12 Jul - 13 Aug 1944)

No 6118 Servicing Echelon (12 Jul 19 – 9 Aug 1944)

124 Sqn (26 Jul - 9 Aug 1944)

No 6124 Servicing Echelon (26 Jul 19 – 9 Aug 1944)

No 1336 Wing RAF Regiment (Jan - xxx 1945)

No 75 Wing Calibration Flt (1 Dec 1945 - 1 Nov 1946)

No 168 Gliding School (30 Jun 1949 - 1 Sep 1955)

Reserve Command Gliding Instructors School (1 Jul 1949 - 1 Aug 1950)

Home Command Gliding Instructors School (1 Aug 1950 - 1 Sep 1955)

No 1903 Flt, 657 Sqn (Sep 1951 - 1 Nov 1955)

No 141 Gliding School (xxx 1951 - 1 Sep 1955)

Home Command Gliding Centre (1 Sep - 1 Dec 1955 )

No 615 Volunteer Gliding School (xxx xxxx - xxx  Jun 1962)

Location

County: - Kent

Lat/Long: 51:18:20N 00:36:00E

Grid Ref: TQ812595

Height above sea level: 600 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1938

No 11 Group (1944)

Closed - 1959

Notes

Main units: -

War Flt, RNAS (May 1915 - Feb 1916)

Strategic Bombing Wing, RNAS (Feb - Apr 1916)

No 3 Wing, RNAS (Apr - 29 May 1916)

112 Sqn (25 - 30 Jul 1917)

143 Sqn (14 Feb 1918 - 31 Oct 1919)

500 Sqn (28 Sep 1938 - 30 Jul 1939, 13 Aug 1939 - 30 May 1941)

No 1 Coast Artillery Co-operation Flt (18 May 1940 - 12 Jan 1942)

825 Sqn FAA (18 - 28 May 1940)

235 Sqn FAA (26 May - 10 Jun 1940)

815 Sqn (27 May - 2 Jun 1940)

801 Sqn FAA (31 May 1940 23 Jun 1940 Hatston Skua

826 Sqn FAA (31 May - 1 Jun 1940)

825 Sqn FAA (1 - 5 Jul 1940)

53 Sqn (3 Jul - 24 Nov 1940)

'D' Flt, No 2 AACU (11 Jun 1941 - 14 Feb 1943)

No 16 Group Communications Flt (xxx 1941 - 8 Jan 1945)

59 Sqn (23 Jun - 22 Jul 1941)

816 Sqn FAA (23 Apr - 1 Jul 1941)

821 Sqn (1 - 15 Jul 19 y 1941)

No 1 Coast Artillery Co-operation Unit (12 Jan 1942 - 11 Oct 1943)

'K' Flt, No 1 PRU (23 Jan - 1 Aug 1942)

280 Sqn (10 Feb - 30 Jul 1942)

239 Sqn (19 - 31 May 1942)

26 Sqn (13 Jan - 1 Mar 1943, 22 Jun - 11 Jul 1943, 16 - 21 Jul 1943))

No 1624 (Anti-Aircraft) Co-operation Flt (14 Feb 1943 - 1 Dec 1943)

318 Sqn (20 Mar - 5 Aug 1943)

655 Sqn (7 Apr - 12 Aug 1943)

No 2877 Sqn RAF Regiment (Jul 1943 - xxx xxxx)

Detachments**

‘A’ Flt, 50 Sqn (3 Apr 1917 - 15 Feb 1918)

‘B’ Flt, 50 Sqn (Aug 1917)

48 Sqn (29 Aug - 14 Dec 1939)

No 1 Coast Artillery Co-operation Flt (Sep 1939 - 18 May 1940)

22 Sqn (4 -12 Dec 1939)

806 Sqn FAA (7 - 31 May 1940)

220 Sqn (May 1940)

48 Sqn (11 May - 7 Jun 1940)

819 Sqn FAA (21 - 23 May 1940)

4 Sqn (22 - 25 May 1940, 12 - 30 Jan 1943, Jul - Aug 1943)

235 Sqn (Jun - Jul 1940)

812 Sqn FAA (27 - 28 Aug 1940)

236 Sqn (16 Sep 1940 - xxx xxxx)

812 Sqn FAA (27 Dec 1940 - 12 Mar 1941)

816 Sqn FAA (12 Mar - 4 Apr 1941)

816 Sqn FAA (11 - 16 Apr 1941)

26 Sqn (4 - 8 Aug 1941)

239 Sqn (22 - xx Nov 1941)

415 Sqn (23 Dec 1941 - xxx xxxx)

'B' Flt, 59 Sqn (30 May - 31 Aug 1941)

13 Sqn (Jul 1941 - Aug 1942)

175 Sqn (14- xx Jan 1943)

287 Sqn (23 Dec 1943 - 20 Feb 1944)

No 6 AACU (18 Sep - Nov 1943)

No 1903 Flt, 651 Sqn (Nov 1955 - Apr 1957)

Links to related sites/pages

Battle of Britain Anniversary website, FAA Archive Website, Aerial photo on Google Maps, Detling Wing Leaders,

RAF Deversoir

No Badge authorised

Main units (Continued): -

213 Sqn (

No 6213 Servicing Echelon (13 May 1949 – 22 Jan 1951)

249 Sqn (

No 6249 Servicing Echelon (13 May 1949 – 22 Jan 1951)

No 6006 Servicing Echelon (31 May 1949 – 22 Jan 1951)

6 Sqn (

8 Sqn (

32 Sqn (

73 Sqn (

256 Sqn (

417 Sqn (

680 Sqn (

Location

Country: - Egypt

Lat/Long: 30:25:30N 32:20:06E

Height Above Sea Level:

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It is was near the Great Bitter Lake on the Suez Canal.

Main units: -

No 33 Air Stores Park (4 - 17 Jul 1942, 2 Sep - 15 Oct 1943)

No 63 Repair & Salvage Unit (7 Jul - Aug 1943)

No 26 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (6 Mar 1945 - 1 Jan 1946)

HQ, No 324 Wing (28 Aug 1948 - Feb 1951)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Dhibban

See RAF Habbaniya

RAF Digby (Scopwick)

Station Badge - RAF Digby

Main units (continued): -

288 Sqn (18 Nov 1941 - 6 Dec 1942, 18 Jan - 9 Nov 1943, 25 Nov 1943 - 12 Jan 1944)

609 Sqn (19 Nov 1941 - 30 Mar 1942)

No 609 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (19 Nov 1941 – 30 Mar 1942)

601 Sqn (25 Mar - 10 Apr 1942)

No 3023 Servicing Echelon (30 Mar - 26 Apr 1942)

421 Sqn (6 Apr - 3 May 1942)

242 Sqn (1 Sep - 30 Oct 1942)

No 3017 (Eagle) Servicing Echelon (4 Dec 1942 – 8 Feb 1943)

198 Sqn (7 Dec 1942 - 23 Jan 1943)

167 Sqn (13 - 18 May 1943)

19 Sqn (17 May - 4 Jun 1943)

416 Sqn (7 Jun - 9 Aug 1943, 2 Oct 1943 - 12 Feb 1944)

349 Sqn (16 - 25 Aug 1943)

No 3047 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (xxx – 5 Aug 1943, 19 Sep 19 – 19 Dec 1943, 2 Jan 19 – 12 Feb 1944, 21 – 22 Mar 1944)

No 12 Group Communication Flt (20 Aug 1943 - xxx 1944)

350 Sqn (25 Aug - 7 Sep 1943, 19 Sep - 1 Oct 1943)

No 3012 Servicing Echelon (25 Aug 19 – 7 Sep 1943, 19 Sep 19 – 1 Oct 1943)

438 Sqn (10 Nov - 19 Dec 1943)

HQ, No 144 Airfield (1 Feb - 14 Mar 1944)

441 Sqn (8 Feb - 18 Mar 1944)

442 Sqn (8 Feb - 18 Mar 1944, 17 May - 17 Jul 1944)

443 Sqn (8 Feb - 18 Mar 1944)

527 Sqn (28 Apr 1944 - 12 Nov 1945)

No 6504 Servicing Echelon (29 Apr 19 – 11 Jul 1944)

528 Sqn (15 May - 1 Sep 1944)

No 6442 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (17 May 19 – 17 Jul 1945)

No 6345 (French) Servicing Echelon (17 May 19 – 16 Jul 1945)

No 6402 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (17 May 19 – 23 Jun 1945)

No 6441 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (23 Jun 19 – 16 Jul 1945)

310 Sqn (11 Jul - 28 Aug 1944)

No 6310 (Czech) Servicing Echelon (11 Jul 19 – 28 Aug 1944)

Lincolnshire Sector (23 Jul - 27 Aug 1945)

No 1 Officers Advanced Training School (27 Aug 1945 - 1 Dec 1946)

RLG for No 19 FTS (23 Jan 1946 - 17 Apr 1947)

Officers Advanced Training School (1 Dec 1946 - 25 Jul 1947)

No 107 Gliding School (Dec 1946 - Oct 1949)

RLG for RAF College (15 Jul 1947 - 11 Jan 1951)

No 2 Wing, Initial Training School (16 Nov 1949 - 17 Apr 1950)

No 2 Initial Training School (1 Oct 1950 - 15 Aug 1951)

No 1 Grading School (3 Jan 1951 - 15 Jan 1952)

No 2 Grading School (3 Jan 1951 - 15 Aug 1951)

Aircrew Grading School (15 Aug 1951 - 15 Jan 1952)

No 2 Aircrew Grading School (15 Aug 1951 -30 Jun 1952)

Airwork Grading Unit (15 Jan - 9 Jun 1952)

No 3 (Digby) Wing, No 2 ITS (15 Jan - 27 Jul 1952)

No 1 Grading Unit (Airwork) (9 Jun 1952 - 31 Mar 1953)

No 2 Grading Unit (9 Jun 1952 - 31 Mar 1953)

No 3 (Digby) Wing, No 3 ITS (27 Jul 1952 - 24 Mar 1953)

Aerial Erectors School (Sep 1959 - Current)

No 399 Signals Unit (Sep 1959 - Sep 1998)

No 591 Signals Unit (xxxx - Current)

Joint Service Signals Unit (Sep 1998 - Current)

Location

County: - Lincolnshire

Lat/Long: 53:05:53N 00:26:30W

Grid Ref: TF042570

Height above sea level: 100ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1918

No 12 Group (1937 - 1945)

No 90 (Signals) Group (1955 - xxxx)

Personnel & Training Command

Notes

Originally known as Scopwick, its name was changed to avoid confusion with Shotwick, which was renamed Sealand.

Main units (Scopwick): -

No 59 Training Depot Station (15 Oct 1918 - 14 Mar 1919)

209 Sqn (14 Feb - 24 Jun 1919)

210 Sqn (17 Feb - 24 Jun 1919)

No 59 (Training) Sqn (14 Mar 1919 - 26 Apr 1920)

213 Sqn (19 Mar - 31 Dec 1919)

11 Sqn (3 Sep - 31 Dec 1919)

25 Sqn (3 Dec 1919 - 31 Jan 1920)

203 Sqn (Dec 1919 - 21 Jan 1920)

Main units (Digby): -

No 3 Flying Training School (26 Apr 1920 - 1 Apr 1922)

2 Sqn (13 Feb - 2 Jun 1922)

No 2 Flying Training School (1 Jul 1923 - 15 Dec 1933, 1 Oct 1934 - 9 Sep 1937)

73 Sqn (9 Nov 1937 - 9 Sep 1939)

46 Sqn (15 Nov 1937 - 10 Dec 1939, 17 Jan - 9 May 1940, 13 Jun - 1 Sep 1940, 14 Dec 1940 - 28 Feb 1941)

504 Sqn (27 Aug - 9 Oct 1939, 30 Apr - 11 Jul 1944)

229 Sqn (4 Oct 1939 - 26 Jun 1940)

611 Sqn (10 Oct 1939 - 13 Dec 1940)

222 Sqn (10 - 23 May 1940)

111 Sqn (21 - 30 May 1940)

79 Sqn (27 May - 5 Jun 1940)

56 Sqn (31 May - 5 Jun 1940)

29 Sqn (27 Jun - 27 Jul 1940)

151 Sqn (1 Sep - 28 Nov 1940)

2 Sqn RCAF (11 Dec 1940 - 1 Mar 1941)

401 Sqn (1 Mar - 20 Oct 1941)

402 Sqn (1 Mar - 23 Jun 1941, 21 Mar - 7 Aug 1943, 19 Sep - 19 Dec 1943, 2 Jan - 12 Feb 1944, 21 Mar - 3 Apr 1944)

No 12 Group Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Flt (5 May - 18 Nov 1941)

409 Sqn (16 Jun - 26 Jul 1941)

411 Sqn (16 Jun - 19 Nov 1941, 30 Mar - 5 Jun 1942, 8 Aug 1942 - 1 Mar 1943, 12 - 22 Mar 1943)

412 Sqn (30 Jun - 20 Oct 1941)

121 Sqn (28 Sep - 3 Oct 1941)

92 Sqn (20 Oct 1941 - 12 Feb 1942)

Detachments**

504 Sqn (xx - 23 Oct 1939, 8 Mar - xxx 1940)

23 Sqn (10 Jan - xxx 1940)

32 Sqn (10 - 26 May 1940)

29 Sqn (9 Mar - 27 Apr 1941)

302 Sqn (5 Feb - 3 Apr 1943)

349 Sqn (7 Sep - 18 Oct 1943)

116 Sqn (10 Apr 1944 - xxx xxxx, Aug - 1 Nov 1944)

Links to related sites/pages

Battle of Britain Anniversary website, FAA Archive Website, RAF-Lincolnshire.info, Commanding Officers, Aerial photo on Google Maps, Digby Wing Leaders,

RAF Din Jan

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

5 Sqn (

20 Sqn (

31 Sqn (

60 Sqn (

146 Sqn (

Location

Country: - Assam, India

Lat/Long: 27:29N 95:21E Approx

Height Above Sea Level:

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo of the general area on Google Maps,

RAF Dishforth

Station Badge - RAF Dishforth

Main units (continued): -

425 Sqn (25 Jun 1942 - 16 May 1943, 6 Nov - 10 Dec 1943)

426 Sqn (15 Oct 1942 - 18 Jun 1943)

No 6 Group Communications Flt (1 Dec 1942 - 18 Jun 1943, 5 Jun 1944 - 31 Aug 1945)

Satellite, No 61 (RCAF) Base (25 May 1943 - 9 Nov 1944)

No 1664 Heavy Conversion Unit (7 Dec 1943 - 6 Apr 1945)

HQ, No 331 (RCAF) Wing (8 - 18 Dec 1943)

Satellite, No 76 (RCAF) Base (9 Nov 1944 - 6 Apr 1945)

No 1695 (Target Towing) Flt (23 Apr - 28 Jul 1945)

No 1332 (Heavy Transport) Conversion Unit (7 Nov 1945 - 5 Jan 1948)

No 1381 (Transport) Conversion Unit (1 Jan 1947 - 18 Feb 1948)

No 241 Operational Conversion Unit (5 Jan 1948 - 16 Apr 1951)

47 Sqn (14 Sep 1948 - 22 Aug 1949)

297 Sqn (1 Nov 1948 - 22 Aug 1949)

Transport Command Examining Staff (15 May 1950 - 1 Sep 1958)

No 240 Operational Conversion Unit (28 Mar - 16 Apr 1951)

No 242 Operational Conversion Unit (16 Apr 1951 - 29 Jan 1962)

30 Sqn (14 Apr 1953 - 15 Nov 1959)

Transport Command Modification Centre (1 Sep 1954 - 1 Apr 1947)

215 Sqn (30 Apr 1956 - 1 Sep 1958)

No 1325 Flt (1 Aug 1956 - 25 Jan 1957)

230 Sqn (1 Sep - 27 Nov 1958, 7 - 30 Apr 1959)

No 23 Group Communications Flt (12 Feb 1962 - 1 Oct 1964)

Leeds University Air Sqn (12 Feb 1962 - 2 May 1966)

No 60 Maintenance Unit (1 Mar 1962 - 2 Feb 1966)

Special Installation Flt (1 Mar 1962 - 2 Feb 1966)

HQ, No 23 Group (8 Mar 1962 - 11 Jul 1966)

No 9 Air Experience Flt (8 Mar 1962 - 2 May 1966)

RLG for No 1 FTS (Nov 1962 - Oct 1963, 16 Jul 1966 - Current)

RLG for No 3 FTS (15 May 1966 - xxx xxxx, 1 Nov 1976)

No 641 Volunteer Gliding School (31 Dec 1974 - xxx 1975)

RLG for Joint Elementary Flying Training School (1 Apr 1995 - 11 Jul 19 2003)

RLG for No 1 Elementary Flying Training School (11 Jul 19 2003 - Current)

Location

County: - North Yorkshire

Lat/Long: 54:08:15N 01:25:00W

Grid Ref: SE381719

Height above sea level: 106 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1936

No 7 Group (1944)

Closed - 1966

Notes

Currently operated by the Army Air Corps and used as an RLG by No 1 FTS at Linton-on-Ouse and No 1 EFTS at Barkston Heath.

Main units: -

10 Sqn (25 Jan 1937 - 8 Jul 1940)

78 Sqn (1 Feb 1937 - 13 Dec 1939, 16 Jul 1940 - 7 Apr 1941)

No 4 Group Practice Flt (Jul - Sep 1937)

Detachment - 58 Sqn (Sep - Oct 1939, Nov 1939 - Mar 1940)

51 Sqn (9 Dec 1939 - 6 May 1942)

No 12 Blind Approach Training Flt (22 Sep - Oct 1941)

No 1512 Beam Approach Training Flt (Oct 1941 - Feb 1942)

No 715 (Ground Defence) Sqn (19 Dec 1941 - 1 Feb 1942)

No 2715 Sqn RAF Regiment (1 Feb - xxx 1942)

No 1472 (Anti-Aircraft Cooperation) Flt (15 Jun 1942 - 16 Jan 1943)

Links to related sites/pages

Bomber Command 60th Anniversary websiteCommanding Officers, Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Doncaster

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

616 Sqn (1 Nov 1938 - 23 Oct 1939)

No 47 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School (15 Jul - 3 Sep 1939)

7 Sqn (1 - 15 Sep 1939)

Civil Aircraft Flt, National Air Communications (Sep 1939 - 1 May 1940)

271 Sqn (1 May 1940 - 29 Feb 1944)

Detachment - No 6 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (12 Mar 1941 - xxx xxxx)

613 Sqn (8 Jul - 26 Sep 1941, 6 Oct 1941 - 11 Apr 1942)

Detachment - 116 Sqn (Jan - Jun 1942)

169 Sqn (27 Jun - 13 Oct 1942, 18 Oct - 15 Nov 1942)

No 1 Aviation Candidates Selection Board (1 Dec 1942 - 16 Jun 1945)#

No 17 Aviation Candidates Selection Board (1 Dec 1942 - 1 Nov 1944)#

No 18 Aviation Candidates Selection Board (1 Dec 1942 - 28 Aug 1944)#

1809 Sqn FAA (9 - 28 Dec 1942)

658 Sqn (6 - 21 Jan 1944)

RLG for no 18 OTU (Jun 1943 - xxx xxxx)

No 2 Aviation Candidates Selection Board (19 Jun 1943 - 16 Jun 1945)#

Sparrow (Ambulance) Flt (Aug 1943 - 2 Jun 1944)

No 84 Group Communication Flt (Oct 1943)

No 92 (Forward) Staging Post (10 - 26 Jan 1944)

Detachment - 271 Sqn (29 Feb - 2 Jun 1944)

Dakota Modification Centre (Mar - Oct 1944)

No 4 Aviation Candidates Selection Board (28 Aug 1944 - 16 Jun 1945)#

No 5 Aviation Candidates Selection Board (28 Aug 1944 - 16 Jun 1945)#

No 6 Aviation Candidates Selection Board (28 Aug 1944 - 29 Jan 1945)#

Squadron & Flight Commanders School (16 Jul - 29 Nov 1945)

No 29 Gliding School (xxx 1946 - Mar 1948)

No 9 Refresher Flying School (1 Nov 1947 - 20 Jun 1954)

No 24 Gliding School (Feb 1948 - Dec 1949)

Location

County: - West Yorkshire (South Yorkshire)

Lat/Long: 53:30:30N 01:06:15W

Grid Ref - SE590020

Height Above Sea Level - 25 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1916

No 44 Group (1944)

Closed - 1954

Notes

#This unit was located in the town of Doncaster

Main Units: -

No 15 Reserve Aeroplane Sqn (1 - 13 Jan 1916)

No 15 Reserve Sqn (13 Jan 1916 - 31 May 1917)

Detachment - 47 Sqn (Mar - Jun 1916)

Detachment - 33 Sqn (Jun 1916 - xxx xxxx)

No 41 Reserve Sqn (16 Aug 1916 - 31 May 1917)

No 46 Training Sqn (23 Oct - 17 Dec 1916)

82 Sqn (7 Jan - 6 Feb 1917)

No 80 (Canadian) Training Sqn (Jan - 27 Feb 1917)

No 90 (Canadian) Training Sqn (15 Mar - 18 Apr 1917)

No 15 Training Sqn (31 May - 15 Sep 1917)

No 41 Training Sqn (31 May 1917 - 15 Jul 1918)

No 49 Training Sqn (15 Sep 1917 - 15 Jul 1918)

No 47 Training Depot Station (15 Jul 1918 - 20 Feb 1919)

‘C’ & ‘D’ Flts,168th Aero Sqn, USAAS (xxx 1918 - xxx xxxx)

No 7 Stores Depot (12 Feb 1919 - Jan 1920)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Donibristle

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

404 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (4 - 15 May 1928)

405 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (4 Jun - Jun 1928)

Coast Defence Torpedo Flt (7 Jul - 1 Oct 1928)

406 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (Jul - 26 Nov 1928)

36 Sqn (1 Oct 1928 - 12 Jun 1930, 28 Jun - 14 Oct 1930)

420 (Fleet Spotter) Flt (25 Oct - 1 Nov 1928)

405 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (26 Oct 1928 - xxx xxxx)

406 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (9 Feb 1929 - 4 Mar 1930)

408 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (30 Mar 1929 - 4 Mar 1930)

401 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (1 Jun - 12 Jun 1929)

405 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (Jul - 22 Aug 1929)

405 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (5 Nov - 27 Dec 1929)

404 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (7 Apr 1930 - xxx xxxx)

407 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (7 Apr 1930 - xxx xxxx)

100 Sqn (3 Nov 1930 - 3 Jun 1932, 27 Aug 1932 - 8 Jun 1933, 30 Jun - 7 Dec 1933)

404 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (1 Apr - 15 May 1931)

407 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (1 Apr - 15 May 1931)

464 (Fleet Torpedo) Flt (1 Jun 1931 - xxx xxxx)

811 Sqn (18 - 23 Sep 1933, 13 - 20 Oct 1936, 16 Sep - 5 Oct 1937, 4 - 25 May 1938, 22 Jul - 24 Sep 1938, 15 Oct 1938 - 31 Jan 1939, 7 Feb - 24 May 1939)

Torpedo Training Flt (15 Jan - 1 May 1934)

22 Sqn (1 May 1934 - 10 Oct 1935, 29 Aug 1936 - 10 Mar 1938, 24 Mar - 14 Jun 1937, xxx - 18 Jul 1937, xxx - 17 Sep 1937, 28 Oct 1937 - 13 Jan 1938, 30 Jan - 10 Mar 1938, xxx 1939 - xxx 1939)

42 Sqn (14 Dec 1936 - 30 May 1937, 17 Jul - 28 Aug 1937, 28 Oct 1937 - 13 Jan 1938, 30 Jan - 11 Mar 1938)

823 Sqn (2 May -  Jul 1934, 26 Jul - 11 Aug 1934, 26 Mar - 7 May 1935)

822 Sqn (20 Oct - 23 Oct 1936, 4 May - 5 Jul 1938,  8 - 18 Jul 1938, 22 Jul -8 24 Sep 1938, 15 Oct 1938 - 8 Feb 1939, 14 Feb - 20 Mar 1939, 4 Apr - 24 May 1939

No 16 Group Practice Flt (Aug 1937 - xxx 1938)

801 Sqn (4 May - 24 Sep 1938, 15 Oct - 14 Nov 1938, 21 Nov 1938 - 18 Feb 1939, 22 Feb - 24 May 1939)

Detachment - 271 Sqn (Oct 1940 - Dec 1941)

Location

County: - Fife

Lat/Long: 56:02:25N 03:21:00W

Grid Ref - NT155834

Height Above Sea Level - 125 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1917

 

Closed - 1939

Notes

It was transferred to the Royal Navy in 1939 as HMS Merlin

Main units: -

Fleet Aircraft Acceptance Depot (Oct 1918 - 15 Sep 1919)

Fleet Aircraft Repair Depot (Oct 1918 - 15 Sep 1919)

Aircraft Repair Depot (15 Sep 1919 - 16 Mar 1920)

Coastal Area Aircraft Depot (16 Mar 1920 - 31 Oct 1922)

441 (Fleet Reconnaissance) Flt (8 Mar 1924)

401 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (22 Oct 1925 - 4 Feb 1926)

Detachment - 423 (FS) Flt (22 - xx Oct 1925)

405 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (Oct 1925 - 16 Sep 1926)

406 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (Oct 1925 - 16 Sep 1926)

404 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (Aug 1926 - 1 Feb 1927)

406 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (Oct 1926 - Feb 1927)

404A (Fleet Fighter) Flt (1 Feb 1927 - 4 May 1928)

405 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (9 Mar - 17 May 1927)

407 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (1 Sep 1927 - 15 May 1928)

405 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (21 Oct 1927 - 8 Jan 1928)

404B (Fleet Fighter) Flt (4 May 1928)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, FAA Archive Website, Officers Commanding, Listings of Officers serving at SHQ RAF Donibristle,

RAF Donna Nook

Station Badge - RAF Donna Nook

 

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1926

No 16 Group (1944)

1 Group (xxxx - Current)

Location

County: - Lincolnshire

Lat/Long: 53:27:30N 00:09:30E

Grid ref: TF430980

Height above sea level: 13 ft

Main units: -

Air Weapons Range (xxx 1926 - 1946, 1973 - Current)

Relief Landing Ground (1936 - 1940)

 Decoy Airfield (1940)

Sub-site of No 61 Maintenance Unit (1 Oct 1945 - 3 Dec 1947)

Links to related sites/pages

RAF-Lincolnshire.info, Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Dorval

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

HQ No 112 (Transport) Wing (25 Mar 1942 - 1 Jan 1946)

No 2 Ferry Pilot Pool (Feb 1943 - 5 Jul 1944)

HQ, No 45 (Ferry) Group (25 Mar 1943 -

Transatlantic Aircraft Preparation and Despatch Unit (xxx 1943 - 5 Jul 1944)

No 45 Group Communication Flt (1 Apr 1943 - 8 Sep 1944)

No 6 Ferry Unit (5 Jul 1944 -

No 1 Aircraft Preparation Unit (5 Jul 1944 - 20 Nov 1945)

No 100 Terminal Staging Post (5 Jul 1944 - 1 Oct 1945)

No 6 Ferry Unit (5 Jul 1944 - 30 Nov 1945)

231 Sqn (8 Sep 1944 -

243 Sqn (

Location

Country: - Canada

Lat/Long: 1945:28:14:N 73:44:27W

Height Above Sea Level: 118 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It is now known as Montrιal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport

Main Units: -

HQ, Ferry Command (4 Oct 1941 - 25 Mar 1943)

Ferry Training Flt (5 Nov 1941 - 5 Jul 1944)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Down Ampney

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

Casualty Air Evacuation Centre (xxx - xxx 1944)

No 12 (Horsa) Glider Servicing Echelon (15 Mar - 8 Nov 1944)

No 13 (Horsa) Glider Servicing Echelon (15 Mar - 8 Nov 1944)

No 91 (Forward) Staging Post (16 Mar - 30 Jun 1944)

No 4048 Servicing Echelon (6 Jun 1944 – 5 Jul 1945)

No 4271 Servicing Echelon (6 Jun 1944 – 10 Aug 1945)

No 19 Terminal Staging Post (8 - 9 Aug 1944)

No 122 (Major) Staging Post (5 Sep - 3 Dec 1944)

Detachment - No 109 OTU (22 - xx Sep 1944)

435 Sqn (29 Aug 1945 - 31 mar 1946)

No 4435 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (29 Aug 1945 – 31 Mar 1946)

436 Sqn (15 Sep 1945 - 4 Apr 1946)

No 4436 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (29 Aug 1945 – 4 Apr 1946)

Location

County: - Wiltshire

Lat/Long: 51:40:00N 01:50:15W

Grid Ref - SU112965

Height Above Sea Level - 265 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1944

No 46 Group (1944)

Closed - 1946

Notes

Main units: -

48 Sqn (24 Feb 1944 - Aug 1945)

271 Sqn (29 Feb 1944 - 30 Aug 1945)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Atlantikwall website,

RAF Downham Market

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

218 Sqn (7 Jul 1942 - 7Mar 1944)

RLG for Mosquito Conversion Unit (29 Sep - 18 Oct 1942)

623 Sqn (10 Aug - 6 Dec 1943)

214 Sqn (10 Oct 1943 - 16 Jan 1945)

635 Sqn (20 Mar 1944 - 1 Sep 1945)

571 Sqn (7 - 22 Apr 1944)

608 Sqn (1 Aug 1944 - 28 Aug 1945)

No 14 Heavy Glider Maintenance Section (16 Aug 1943 - 15 Mar 1944)

Satellite, No 274 Maintenance Unit (1 Oct 1945 - 11 Nov 1947)

Location

County: - Norfolk

Lat/Long: 52:36:30N 00:24:30E

Grid Ref - TF630042

Height Above Sea Level - 123 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1942

No 8 Group (1944)

Closed - 1946

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Bomber Command 60th Anniversary website, Commanding Officers,

RAF Drem

Station Badge - RAF Drem

Main units (continued): -

611 Sqn (12 Nov 1941 - 3 Jun 1942)

No 611 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (14 Nov 1941 – 3 Jun 1942)

No 3023 Servicing Echelon (14 – 16 Nov 1941)

No 1528 Beam Approach Training Flt (22 Nov 1941 - 14 Apr 1942)

No 845 (Ground Defence) Sqn (19 Dec 1941 - 1 Feb 1942)

340 Sqn (20 Dec 1941 - 1 Jan 1942, 30 Apr - 9 Nov 1943, 17 Dec 1944 - 31 Jan 1945)

No 2845 Sqn RAF Regiment (1 Feb 1942 - xxx xxxx)

242 Sqn (1 Jun - 11 Aug 1942)

453 Sqn (9 Jun - 25 Sep 1942)

137 Sqn (2 - 11 Aug 1942)

No 3041 Servicing Echelon (10 Aug 19 – 21 Oct 1942)

222 Sqn (21 Aug - 22 Oct 1942)

65 Sqn (26 Sep - 2 Oct 1942, 11 Oct 1942 - 3 Jan 1943, 10 Jan - 29 Mar 1943)

No 3015 Servicing Echelon (7 Oct 1942 – 29 Apr 1943)

784 Sqn FAA (18 Oct 1942 - 15 Jan 1946)

197 Sqn (25 Nov 1942 - 28 Mar 1943)

No 3035 Servicing Echelon (27 Dec 1942 – 29 Mar 1943) [Detachment]

124 Sqn (29 Dec 1942 - 21 Jan 1943)

Radio Development Flt (Dec 1942 - 5 Jul 1943)

No 3036 Servicing Echelon (xx – 29 Mar 1943)

130 Sqn (30 Mar - 30 Apr 1943)

186 Sqn (27 Apr - 3 Aug 1943)

884 Sqn FA (10 Apr - 5 May 1943)

No 1692 (Radio Development) Flt (5 Jul - 10 Dec 1943)

488 Sqn (3 Aug - 3 Sep 1943)

96 Sqn (4 Sep - 8 Nov 1943)

281 Sqn (9 Oct - 22 Nov 1943)

No 3028 Servicing Echelon (7 Mar 1944)

307 Sqn (9 Nov 1943 - 2 Mar 1944)

No 3133 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (9 Nov 1943 – 2 Mar 1944)

485 Sqn (21 Nov 1943 - 28 Feb 1944)

HQ, No 148 Airfield (23 Feb - 6 May 1944)

486 Sqn (28 Feb - 6 Mar 1944)

29 Sqn (1 Mar - 1 May 1944)

91 Sqn (17 Mar - 23 Apr 1944)

309 Sqn (23 Apr - 14 Nov 1944)

No 6309 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (23 Apr 19 – 13 Nov 1944)

770 Sqn FAA (25 Jul 1944 - 1 Oct 1945)

No 6345 (French) Servicing Echelon (9 Dec 1944 – 30 Jan 1945)

SCR.584 Training Unit (25 Jan - 26 May 1945)

No 6603 Servicing Echelon (7 May 19 – 15 Aug 1945)

732 Sqn FAA (15 May - 7 Nov 1945)

1791 Sqn FAA (18 Jun - 18 Aug 1945)

892 Sqn FAA (6 Jul - 2 Nov 1945)

1792 Sqn FAA (29 Aug - 27 Nov 1945)

No 3 Gliding School (Apr 1946 - 1 Sep 1947)

Location

County: - East Lothian

Lat/Long: 56:01:07N 02:48:00W

Grid Ref: NT505810

Height above sea level: 52 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1917

No 13 Group (1944)

Closed - 1946

Notes

One of the earliest forms of approach lighting systems was developed here, becoming known as the Drem system

Main units: -

Night Landing Ground for 77 Sqn (Jan 1917 - 13 Jun 1919)

No 2 Training Depot Station (15 Apr 1918 - 21 Nov 1919)

41st Aero Sqn, USAAS (Apr - 14 Aug 1918)

151 Sqn (21 Feb - 10 Sep 1919)

152 Sqn (21 Feb - 30 Jun 1919)

No 13 Flying Training School (17 Mar 1939 - 3 Sep 1939)

No 13 Service Flying Training School (3 Sep - 27 Oct 1939)

602 Sqn (13 Oct 1939 - 14 Apr 1940, 22 May - 22 Aug 1940)

609 Sqn (17 Oct - 5 Dec 1939, 10 Jan - 20 May 1940)

72 Sqn (1 Dec 1939 - 12 Jan 1940)

111 Sqn (7 Dec 1939 - 27 Feb 1940, 8 Sep - 12 Oct 1940)

29 Sqn (4 Apr - 10 May 1940, 1 Mar - 1 May 1944)

603 Sqn (14 Apr - 5 May 1940, 13 Dec 1940 - 27 Feb 1941, 7 May - 14 Jun 1945)

245 Sqn (12 May - 5 Jun 1940)

605 Sqn (28 May - 7 Sep 1940)

263 Sqn (10 - 28 Jun 1940, 2 Sep - 28 Nov 1940)

145 Sqn (14 - 31 Aug 1940)

141 Sqn (15 - 22 Oct 1940)

232 Sqn (24 Oct - 11 Nov 1940)

607 Sqn (8 Nov - 12 Dec 1940, 2 Mar - 16 Apr 1941)

258 Sqn (4 - 17 Dec 1940)

43 Sqn (12 Dec 1940 - 22 Feb 1941, 1 Mar - 4 Oct 1941)

600 Sqn (14 Mar - 27 Apr 1941)

260 Sqn (16 Apr - 19 May 1941)

64 Sqn (17 May - 6 Aug 1941, 4 Oct - 16 Nov 1941)

123 Sqn (6 Aug - 22 Sep 1941)

10 Sqn (6 Aug 1941 - 16 Jun 1942)

Detachments**

72 Sqn (Oct - Dec 1939, 12 Aug - 26 Sep 1942)

607 Sqn (16 - 17Oct 1939, 25 Feb - 2 Mar 1941)

600 Sqn (24 Oct - 16 Dec 1940, 23 Dec 1940 - 14 Mar 1941)

43 Sqn (Mar - 31 May 1940)

No 7 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Flt (19 Dec 1940 - 22 Apr 1941)

603 Sqn (28 Feb - 10 May 1941)

‘A’ Flt, 213 Sqn  (23 - 24 Apr 1941)

141 Sqn (11 Oct 1941 - 23 Jun 1942, 12 May - 11 Jun 1943)

81 Sqn (Mar - Apr 1942)

340 Sqn (1 - 20 Dec 1941, 21 Mar - 30 Apr 1943)

137 Sqn (2 - 4 Aug 1942)

226 Sqn (12 - 20 Jul 1943)

281 Sqn (29 Mar 1942 - 6 Oct 1943)

165 Sqn (29 May - 2 Jun 1942)

278 Sqn (1 Feb - 22 Apr 1944)

289 Sqn (25 Sep - xxx 1944)

410 Sqn (16 Jun - 1 Sep 1942)

488 Sqn (29 Sep - xxx 1942, 13 Oct 1942 - 3 Aug 1943, 10 May - 12 Jun 1943)

282 Sqn (22 Nov1943 - 1 Feb 1944)

409 Sqn (Feb - Dec 1943)

309 Sqn (21 Oct - 9 Dec 1944)

219 Sqn (Jun - 29 Sep 1942)

801 Sqn FAA (11 - 17 Jun 1944)

880 Sqn FAA (11 - 17 Jun 1944)

881 Sqn FAA (11 - 17 Jun 1944)

880 Sqn FAA (1 - 7 Aug 1944)

441 Sqn (xx - 30 Jan 1945)

Links to related sites/pages

Battle of Britain Anniversary websiteFAA Archive Website, Officers Commanding, Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Driffield

Station Badge - RAF Driffield

Main units (continued): -

No 5 Group Target Towing Flt (14 Feb - 2 Apr 1941)

97 Sqn (30 Apr - 20 May 1940)

88 Sqn (14 - 23 Jun 1940)

213 Sqn (15 Jan - 18 Feb 1941)

1 Sqn RCAF (10 Feb - 1 Mar 1941)

485 Sqn (1 Mar - 21 Apr 1941)

RLG for No 5 SFTS (1 - 7 Mar 1941)

104 Sqn (7 Mar 1941 - 14 Feb 1942)

No 2 Blind Approach Training Flt (14 Apr - Oct 1941)

405 Sqn (23 Apr - 20 Jun 1941)

No 1502 Beam Approach Training Flt (Oct 1941 - 23 Jul 1943)

No 1484 Flt (14 Nov 1941 - 23 Jul 1943)

158 Sqn (14 Feb - 6 Jun 1942 )

Air Bomber Training Flt (No 4 Group) (17 Jun 1942 - 15 Mar 1943)

466 Sqn (15 Oct - 22 Dec 1942, 3 Jun 1944 - 6 Sep 1945)

196 Sqn (7 Nov - 22 Dec 1942)

No 1613 (Anti-Aircraft Co-operation) Flt (20 Feb - 13 Jul 1943)

No 2833 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1943 - xxx xxxx)

No 2954 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1943 - xxx 1944)

HQ, No 43 Base (6 Jun 1943 - 1 Sep 1945)

462 Sqn (12 Aug - 22 Dec 1944)

426 Sqn (25 May - 25 Jun 1945)

No 4426 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (25 May 19 – 25 Jun 1945)

10 Sqn RAAF (20 Jun - 6 Sep 1945)

No 10 Air Navigation School (19 - 30 Sep 1946)

No 204 Advanced Flying School (1 Mar 1948 - 15 Aug 1949)

No 226 Operational Conversion Unit (26 - 31 Aug 1949)

No 203 Advanced Flying School (1 Sep 1949 - 1 Jun 1954)

Air Crew Transit Unit (30 Nov 1949 - 28 Dec 1951)

264 Sqn (2 - 15 Oct 1950)

No 8 Flying Training School (1 Jun 1954 - 22 Aug 1955)

219 Sqn (5 Sep 1955 - 31 Jul 1957)

33 Sqn (15 Oct 1955 - 31 Jul 1957)

Fighter Weapons School (2 Oct 1957 - 15 Mar 1958)

No 1 Fighter Command Modification Centre (2 Oct 1957 - 1 Jun 1958)

98 Sqn (1 Aug 1959 - 18 Apr 1963)

Location

County: - East Yorkshire

Lat/Long: 53:59:45N 00:28:15W

Grid Ref: SE995565

Height above sea level: 65 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1936

No 4 Group (1944)

Closed - 1977

Re-opened -

Closed -

Notes

Originally known as Eastburn.

RLG for No 5 FTS (1 - 7 Mar 1941)

Main units: -

No 2 School of Aerial Fighting (11 Oct 1917 - 6 May 1918)

No 3 School of Aerial Fighting and Gunnery (May 1918)

No 21 Training Depot Station (15 Jul 1918 - Jul 1919)

202 Sqn - Cadre (27 Mar - Dec 1919)

217 Sqn - Cadre (29 Mar - 19 Oct 1919)

No 21 Training Sqn (Jul 1919 - Feb 1920)

58 Sqn (3 Sep 1936 - 24 Mar 1937)

215 Sqn (3 Sep 1936 - 25 Jul 1938)

51 Sqn (15 - 24 Mar 1937)

75 Sqn (15 Mar 1937 - 11 Jul 1938)

102 Sqn (11 Jul 1938 - 25 Aug 1940)

77 Sqn (25 Jul 1938 - 28 Aug 1940)

No 4 Group Target Towing Flt (Feb 1940 - 14 Nov 1941)

Detachments**

No 2 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit (Oct 1940 - xxx 1941)

Air Fighting Development Unit (1943)

No 6 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (Jun - 13 Jul 1943)

Links to related sites/pages

Bomber Command 60th Anniversary website, Philip Rhodes Website, Commanding Officers, Aerial photo on Google Maps, Control Tower website,

RAF Dum Dum

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

No 2 Reserve Aircraft Pool (Fighters)(13 Jan - 4 May 1943)

No 3 Reserve Aircraft Pool (12 Mar 1943)

No 327 Maintenance Unit (4 May 1943 - 20 Jan 1944)

AHQ Bengal Communication Unit (12 Jun - 31 Oct 1943)

No 7 Air Transit Section (16 Jul 1943 - 1 Sep 1944)

No 3 Civil Maintenance Unit (1 Oct 1943 - 31 Jan 1947)

No 9 Civil Maintenance Unit (16 Nov 1943 - 1 Feb 1945)

5 Sqn (

28 Sqn (

31 Sqn (

45 Sqn (

52 Sqn (

60 Sqn (

62 Sqn (

113 Sqn (

135 Sqn (

136 Sqn (

139 Sqn (

146 Sqn (

176 Sqn (

194 Sqn (

215 Sqn (

258 Sqn (

353 Sqn (

357 Sqn (

681 Sqn (25 Jan 1943 -

684 Sqn (

No 38 Staging Post (1 Sep 1944 - 1 Aug 1945)

Location

Country - West Bengal, India

Lat/Long: 22:39:17N 88:26:48E

Height above sea level: 23 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It is now an Indian Air Force Station in Western Air Command and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, which serves nearby Kolkata (Calcutta) (2008).

Main units: -

No 3 Coast Defence Flt, IAFVR (15 Dec 1940 - 17 Feb 1942, 24 Feb - 1 Apr 1942)

'H' Flt (15 Sep - 16 Oct 1940)

No 221 Group Communication Flt (12 Mar - 18 Aug 1942, 12 Dec 1942 - 24 Mar 1943)

No 2 (Indian Wing) Station (xxx xxxx - 23 Mar 1942)

No 103 (Coast Defence) Flt, IAF (1 Apr - 1 Jun 1942)

No 5 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit (4 - 13 May 1942)

Communication Flt, Dum Dum (2 Jun - 1 Dec 1942)

No 3 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit (28 Jun 1942 - 25 Jan 1943)

No 224 Group Communication Flt (xxx 1942 - 24 Mar 1943)

No 123 Repair & Salvage Unit (10 Jul - 2 Sep 1942)

No 3 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (IAF) (8 Aug 1942 - 17 Mar 1942)

No 224 Group Calibration Flt (29 Sep 1942 - 15 Mar 1943)

Reinforcement Staging Post/Party (1 Oct 1942 - 1 Sep 1944)

HQ, No 165 Wing (1 Oct 1942 - 3 Jan 1943)

Air Transit Section (1 Oct 1942 - 16 Jul 1943)

Bengal Communication Flt (1 Dec 1942 - 11 Feb 1943)

Detachments**

No 22 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (3 Dec 1942 - May 1943)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Dumfries

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Main units: -

No 18 Maintenance Unit (6 Mar 1940 - 1 Jul 1949)

No 10 Bombing and Gunnery School (13 Jul - 13 Sep 1941)

No 11 (Service) Ferry Pilots Pool (4 Apr - Jun 1941)

No 10 Air Observers School (13 Sep 1941 - 1 May 1942, 11 Jun - 10 Jul 1945)

Armament Synthetic Development Unit (xxx 1941 - xxx 1942)

RLG for No 15 EFTS (14 Feb 1942 - xxx xxxx)

10 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit (1 May 1942 - 11 Jun 1945)

29 Group Communication Flt (7 - 14 Jul 1945)

651 Sqn (31 Jul - 5 Aug 1942)

652 Sqn (31 Dec 1942 - 20 Feb 1943)

No 1 Gliding School (Apr 1950 - 1 Sep 1955)

Sub-site, No 14 Maintenance Unit (1 Mar 1955 - 22 Jul 1957)

No 661 Volunteer Gliding School (1 Sep 1955 - 15 Jan 1958)

Location

County: - Dumfries-shire (Dumfries and Galloway)

Lat/Long: 55:05:38N 03:34:15W

Grid Ref - NX998788

Height Above Sea Level - 100 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1940

No 29 Group (1944)

Closed - 1957

Notes

Detachments**

614 Sqn (Jun 1940 - Mar 1941)

225 Sqn (Jul - May 1942)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Dunholme Lodge

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 1518 Beam Approach Training Flt (xxx xxxx - xxx xxxx)

RLG for No 14 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit (Apr 1942)

No 1485 (Target Towing & Gunnery) Flt (1 Aug - 27 Oct 1942)

No 5 Group Air Bomber Training Flt (27 Aug - 27 Oct 1942)

Detachment - 49 Sqn (Dec 1942 - Jan 1943)

44 Sqn (31 May 1943 - 30 Sep 1944)

619 Sqn (17 Apr - 28 Sep 1944)

170 Sqn (20 Oct - 29 Nov 1944)

Location

County: - Lincolnshire

Lat/Long: 53:17:30N 00:30:15W

Grid Ref - SK995784

Height Above Sea Level - 100 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1943

No 1 Group (1944)

Closed - 1964

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Bomber Command 60th Anniversary website, RAF-Lincolnshire.info, Commanding Officers, Control Tower website,

RAF Dunkeswell

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

6th Anti-Submarine Sqn (21 Aug - Sep 1943)

22nd Anti-Submarine Sqn (20 Aug - Sep 1943)

VP103 USN (30 Aug 1943 - 4 Jun 1945)

VP105 USN (12 Oct 1943 - 6 Jun 1945)

VP110 USN (30 Oct 1943 - 14 Jun 1945)

Detachment - VP112 (2 Mar 1944 - 23 Jan 1945)

Detachment - VP114 (17 Jun 1944 - 14 Feb 1945)

VP63 USN (10 Jan - 24 Jun 1945)

No 11 Ferry Unit (9 - 15 Aug 1945)

No 16 Ferry Unit (15 Aug 1945 - 26 Apr 1946)

RLG for No 208 (19 Nov 1951 - 1 Jun 1954)

RLG for No 10 FTS (1 Jun - 1 Jul 1954)

RLG for No 9 FTS (1 Jul - 22 Dec 1954)

Detachment - 845 Sqn FAA (1 Aug - 14 Aug 1987)

Location

County: - Devon

Lat/Long: 50:51:45N 03:14:00W

Grid Ref - ST132079

Height Above Sea Level - 825 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1943

USN (1944)

Closed - 1949

Notes

Main units: -

479th Anti-Submarine Group USAAF:-

4th Anti-Submarine Sqn (6 Aug - 1 Nov 19)

19thAnti-Submarine Sqn (6 Aug -  Sep 1943)

Links to related sites/pages

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

RAF Duxford

Station Badge - RAF Duxford

Main units (continued): -

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

310 Sqn (10 Jul 1940 - 26 Jun 1941)

312 Sqn (29 Aug - 26 Sep 1940)

No 5 Radio Servicing Section (21 Sep 1940 - 17 Feb 1941)

242 Sqn (26 Oct - 30 Nov 1940)

258 Sqn (1 - 4 Dec 1940)

Air Fighting Development Unit (16 Dec 1940 - 25 Mar 1943)

Aircraft Gun Mounting Establishment (30 Dec 1940 - 23 Nov 1941)

No 74 Wing Calibration Flt (17 Feb 1941 - 2 Apr 1943)

787 Sqn FAA (18Jun 1941 - 26 Mar 1943)

56 Sqn (26 Jun 1941 - 30 Mar 194217 Apr - 31 Aug 1947, 30 Nov 1947 - 2 Feb 1948)

133 Sqn (15 Aug - 28 Sep 1941)

601 Sqn (16 Aug 1941 - 6 Jun 1942)

No 601 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (14 Nov 1941 – 6 Jan 1942)

No 1426 (Enemy Aircraft Circus) Flt (21 Nov 1941 - 12 Mar 1943)

266 Sqn (29 Jan - 2 Aug 1942, 11 Aug - 21 Sep 1942)

No 3043 Servicing Echelon (29 Jan 19 – 26 Aug 1942)

No 1448 (Rota) Flt (17 Feb - 2 Mar 1942)

609 Sqn (30 Mar - 26 Aug 1942, 30 Aug - 18 Sep 1942)

No 609 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (30 Mar 19 – 18 Sep 1942)

181 Sqn (25 Aug - 10 Dec 1942)

195 Sqn (15 -19 Nov 1942)

169 Sqn (18 Dec 1942 - 1 Mar 1943, 12 - 26 Mar 1943)

124 Sqn (5 - 12 Mar 1943)

No 3011 Servicing Echelon (5 – 12 Mar 1943)

4 Sqn (8 - 12 Mar 1943)

78th Fighter Group, USAAF (3Apr 1943 - 10 Oct 1945)

165 Sqn (18 Jan - 1 Sep 1946)

No 6165 Servicing Echelon (24 Jan 19 – 3 Jul 1946, 8 Jul 19 – 1 Sep 1946)

91 Sqn (21 Mar - 3 Jun 1946, 10 - 29 Jun 1946, 29 Aug 1946 - 6 Jan 1947)

No 6091 Servicing Echelon (21 Mar 19 – 3 Jun 1946, 29 Aug 1946 – 6 Jan 1947, cadre from 25 Sep 1946)

No 6066 Servicing Echelon (1 Sep 1946 – 1 Jun 1948, cadre from 6 Nov 1946)

No 6092 Servicing Echelon (15 Feb 1947 – 1 Jun 1948)

No 6056 Servicing Echelon (17 Apr 1947 – 2 Feb 1948)

3 Sqn (2 - 16 Sep 1947)

80 Sqn (2 - 17 Sep 1947)

65 Sqn (15 Aug 1951 - 31 Mar 1961)

No 2750 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1942 - xxx xxxx)

No 2825 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1942 - xxx xxxx)

Location

County: - Cambridgeshire

Lat/Long: 52:05:27N 00:08:00W

Grid Ref: TQ025363

Height above sea level: 168 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1919

8th USAAF (1944)

Closed - 1961

Notes

Now a site of the Imperial War Museum

Main units: -

119 Sqn (1 Mar - 19 Aug 1918)

123 Sqn (1 Mar - 17 Aug 1918)

129 Sqn (1 Mar - 4 Jul 1918)

137th Aero Sqn, USAAS xxx 1918 - xxx xxxx)

23rd Aero Sqn, USAAS (2 Sep - 5 Nov 1918)

8 Sqn - Cadre (28 Jul 1919 - 20 Jan 1920)

No 35 Training Depot Station (21 Aug 1918 - 31 May 1919)

No 2 Flying Training School (26 Apr 1920 - 30 Jun 1924)

19 Sqn (1 Apr 1923 - 17 Apr 1940, 16 - 25 May 1940, 5 - 25 Jun 1940, 3 - 24 Jul 1940, 1 Nov 1940 - 6 Feb 1941)

29 Sqn (1 Apr 1923 - 1 Apr 1928)

111 Sqn (1 Oct 1923 - 1 Apr 1928)

RAF Meteorological Flt (9 Jan 1925 - 1 Sep 1936)

Cambridge University Air Sqn (Dec 1932 - May 1936, xxx 1936 - 5 Sep 1939)

66 Sqn (20 Jul 1936 - 16 May 1940, 1 - 2 Sep 1946, 2 Nov 1946 - 5 Sep 1947, 31 Oct 1947 - 10 Mar 1948, 29 Apr 1948 - 7 Oct 1949)

64 Sqn (7 - 12 Aug 1939, 15 Aug 1951 - 17 Jul 1961)

611 Sqn (13 Aug - 10 Oct 1939)

222 Sqn (4 Oct 1939 - 10 May 1940)

264 Sqn (10 May - 3 Jul 1940)

92 Sqn (25 May - 4 Jun 1940, 15 Feb - 31 Aug 1947, 30 Oct 1947 - 10 Mar 1948, 29 Apr 1948 - 7 Oct 1949)

Detachments**

302 Sqn (14 Sep - 11 Oct 1940)

288 Sqn (Dec 1942 - Nov 1943)

611 Sqn (15 - xx Sep 1940)

2 Sqn (Jan - Mar 1943)

268 Sqn (Aug - Mar 1943)

67 Sqn (21 Apr - 5 May 1952)

94 Sqn (5 - 19 Jun 1952)

16 Sqn (30 Jul - 13 Aug 1952)

145 Sqn (31 Jul - 14 Aug 1952)

Links to related sites/pages

Battle of Britain Anniversary website, Commanding Officers, Aerial photo on Google Maps, Control Tower website, Listings of Officers serving at SHQ RAF Duxford, Duxford Wing Leaders,

RAF Dyce

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

17 Sqn (Aug -  Aug 1941)

404 Sqn (9 Oct - 1 Dec 1941, 6 Dec 1941 - 26 Mar 1942, 26 Mar - 5 Aug 1942, 24 Sep 1942 - 23 Jan 1943)

410 Sqn (27 Oct 1941- 8 Jan 1942)

No 603 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (15 Dec 1941 – 14 Mar 1942)

154 Sqn (1 Jun - 10 Oct 1942)

235 Sqn (4 Jun - 25 Mar 1942)

887 Sqn FAA (28 Jul - 15 Oct 1942)

No 8 Operational Training Unit (8 Feb 1943 - 12 Jan 1945)

No 88 Group Force Support Unit (xxx - 7 Sep 1945)

331 Sqn (24 Apr - 22 May 1945)

No 6331 (Norwegian) Servicing Echelon (12 – xx  May 1945)

332 Sqn (26 Apr - 22 May 1945)

No 4 Fighter Command Servicing Unit (10 May - Jul 1945)

130 Sqn (24 May - 20 Jun 1945)

No 6130 Servicing Echelon (24 May 19 – 20 Jun 1945)

No 6132 Servicing Echelon (25 May 19 – 20 Jun 1945)

129 Sqn (26 May - 17 Jun 1945)

No 6165 Servicing Echelon (29 May 19 – 15 Jun 1945)

165 Sqn (30 May - 20 Jun 1945)

No 6122 Servicing Echelon (1 Jul – 29 Aug 1945)

122 Sqn (3 Jul - 19 Oct 1945)

234 Sqn (3 Jul - 24 Jul 1945)

No 6234 Servicing Echelon (3 – 27 Jul 1945)

91 Sqn (18 Aug 1945 - 21 Mar 1946)

No 6091 Servicing Echelon (18 Aug 1945 – 21 Mar 1946)

No 5 Gliding School (May 1946 - Nov 1951)

Aberdeen University Air Sqn (Oct 1946 - 3 Oct 1981)

No 663 Volunteer Gliding School (7 Jul 1967 - 15 May 1968, 18 Nov 1968 - 8 Jul 1973)

Location

County: - Aberdeenshire

Lat/Long: 57:12:15N 02:12:15W

Grid Ref - NO879126

Height Above Sea Level - 200 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1934 (civil airport)

No 106 Group (1944)

Closed -

Notes

It is now Aberdeen International Airport

Main Units: -

612 Sqn (1 Jun 1937 - 1 Apr 1941, 10 May 1946 - 16 Jul 1951, 2 Nov 1952 - 10 Mar 1957)

No 1 Coastal Patrol Flt (14 Dec 1939 - 27 May 1940)

602 Sqn (Jan - 13 Aug 1940, 14 Apr - 28 May 1940)

603 Sqn (17 Jan - 14 Apr 1940, 21 Jun - Jul 1940)

248 Sqn (22 May - 20 Jul 1940, 6 Jan - 21 Jun 1941, 17 Feb - 30 May 1942, 5 Aug - 13 Sep 1942)

No 2 Radio Maintenance Unit Calibration Flt (1 Jul - 21 Sep 1940)

254 Sqn (23 Jul 1940 - 7 Jan 1941, 10 Dec 1941 - 11 Feb 1942, 7 Jun - 10 Oct 1942)

145 Sqn (31 Aug - 9 Oct 1940)

No 2 Radio Servicing Section Calibration Flt (21 Sep 1940 - 17 Feb 1941)

111 Sqn (12 Oct 1940 - 20 Jul 1941)

Aberdeen University Air Sqn (23 Jan 1941 - 26 Jul 1944)

No 71 Wing Calibration Flt (17 Feb 1941 - 30 Jun 1943)

143 Sqn (19 Jul - 29 Sep 1941)

310 Sqn (20 Jul - 24 Dec 1941)

No 1509 Beam Approach Training Flt (Jul 1941 - 14 Aug 1944)

Detachments:

605 Sqn (10 Jul - Aug 1940, Aug - 7 Sep 1940)

'A' Flt, 141 Sqn (22 - 30 Aug 1940)

‘B’ Flt, 3 Sqn (9 - 12 Oct 1940)

‘A’ Flt, 132 Sqn (12 - 16 Dec 1941)

‘B’ Flt, 603 Sqn (15 Dec 1941 - 14 Mar 1942)

416 Sqn (14 Mar - 25 Jun 1942)

‘B’ Flt, 416 Sqn (8 Jul - 16 Jul 1942)

‘A’ Flt, 602 Sqn  (16 Jul - 9 Aug 1942)

331 Sqn (xxx - xxx 1942)

280 Sqn (20 Nov -  Dec 1942)

618 Sqn (Apr - Oct 1943)

No 1479 (Anti-Aircraft Co-operation) Flt (7 Apr 1943 - xxx xxxx)

165 Sqn (9 - 13 May 1943)

289 Sqn (May - Jun 1943)

540 Sqn (17 Oct - 19 Nov 1944)

No 662 Volunteer Gliding School (xxx 1955 - Mar 1968, Dec 1968 - xxx xxxx)

No 663 Volunteer Gliding School (xxx xxxx - Mar 1968, 18 Nov 1968 - 8 Jul 1973)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Battle of Britain Anniversary website,

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