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RAF Stations - E

[Definition of a RAF Station]


[Earls Colne | Eastchurch | East Fortune | East Kirkby | Eastleigh | East Moor | East Wretham | Edgehill | Edku/Edcu | Edzell | Eglinton | Eindhoven | Ein Shemer | El Adem | El Gedida | Elgin | El Hamra | Elmas | Elmdon | Elsham Wold | Elvington | Ely | Enstone | Episkopi | Eshott | Evanton | Exeter | Eye]

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

RAF Earls Colne

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

94th Bomb Group, USAAF (12 May - 13 Jun 1943)

323rd Bomb Group, USAAF (14 Jun 1943 - 21 Jul  1944)

296 Sqn (29 Sep 1944 - 23 Jan 1946)

No 6296 Servicing Echelon (29 Sep 1944 – 1 Jun 1945)

297 Sqn (30 Sep 1944 - 1 Apr 1946)

No 6297 Servicing Echelon (30 Sep 1944 – 1 Jun 1945)

38 Group Communication Flt (12 Oct 1944 - 31 May 1946)

No 7 (Horsa) Glider Servicing Unit (15 Oct 1944 - 26 Feb 1946)

No 8 (Horsa) Glider Servicing Unit (xxx xxxx - 22 Jan 1946)

No 4296 Servicing Echelon (1 Jun 1945 – 23 Jan 1946)

No 4297 Servicing Echelon (1 Jun 1945 – 1 Apr 1946)

 

Location

County: - Essex

Lat/Long:   51:54:30N  00:41:15E

Grid Ref -  TL848270

Height Above Sea Level - 225 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1943

No 38 Group (1944)

Closed - 1947

Notes

It is now a Golf and Country Club

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsControl Towers website,

RAF Eastchurch

Badge not yet located

Main units (continued): -

No 2 Air Armament School (1 Jul 1938 - 2 Sep 1939)

821 Sqn (29 Jul - Aug 1938)

‘D’ Flt, No 2 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit  (16 Feb - 4 Sep 1939)

No 52 Wing Communication Flt (31 May - 9 Jun 1940)

‘B’ Flt, 19 Sqn (3 Jul - 2 Sep 1940, 12 Aug 1940 - xxxx xxxx)

12 Sqn (12 Aug - 7 Sep 1940)

266 Sqn (12 - 14 Aug 1940, 29 Jun - 13 Jul 1944)

‘B’ Flt, 3 Sqn (10 - 12 Oct 1940)

HQ, No 122 Airfield (4 Apr - 1 Jun 1943)

No 1493 (Fighter) Gunnery Flt (14 Apr - 26 Jul 1943)

59 Sqn (31 May - 10 Jun 1940)

53 Sqn (1 - 13 Jun 1940)

142 Sqn (12 Aug - 6 Sep 1940)

124 Sqn (30 Jun - 5 Jul 1942)

401 Sqn (2 - 28 Jul 1942)

65 Sqn (14 - 20 Aug 1942)

165 Sqn (14 - 20 Aug 1942, 25 Jun - xxx 1944)

184 Sqn (Dec 1942 - Feb 1943, 4 - 31 May 1943, 11 Mar - 3 Apr 1944)

132 Sqn (5 Apr - 18 May 1943)

122 Sqn (18 May - 1 Jun 1943)

Air Crew Allocation Centre (5 Jun 1943 - May 1944)

Air Crew Reselection Board (5 Jun 1943 - xxx xxxx)

No 18 Armament Practice Camp (26 Dec 1943 - 8 Aug 1944)

No 3207 Servicing Commando (4 - 21 Jan 1944)

174 Sqn (21 Jan - 4 Feb 1944)

182 Sqn (5 Jan - 1 Apr 1944)

No 3209 Servicing Commando (1 Feb - 14 Mar 1944)

181 Sqn (6 Feb - 1 Apr 1944)

175 Sqn (24 Feb - 8 Mar 1944)

'B' Section, No 3209 Servicing Commando (14 Mar - 16 Apr 1944)

247 Sqn (1 - 24 Apr 1944)

No 6247 Servicing Echelon (17 – 24 Apr 1944)

245 Sqn (25 - 30 Apr 1944, 12 - 22 May 1944)

Detachment - 291 Sqn (6 May - 11 Nov 1944,  Jul - Nov 1944)

No 6266 Servicing Echelon (29 Jun – 13 Jul 1944)

183 Sqn (14 Jul - 25 Jul 1944)

No 6183 Servicing Echelon (14 – 25 Jul 1944)

263 Sqn (23 Jul - 6 Aug 1944)

No 6263 Servicing Echelon (23 Jul – 6 Aug 1944)

‘A’ & ‘B’ Flts, 567 Sqn (24 Sep - 10 Nov 1944)

‘C’ Flt, 567 Sqn (31 Dec 1944 - 13 Nov 1945)

Location

County: - Kent

Lat/Long:   51:23:30N  00:51:00E

Grid Ref -  TQ988698

Height Above Sea Level - 47 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1911

No 54 Group (1944)

Closed - 1946

Notes

Main units: -

Naval Pilots Training Unit (1 Mar - 3Aug 1911)

Naval Flying School (3 Aug 1911  - Jul 1914)

4 Sqn (30 Jul  - 12 Aug 1914

Eastchurch (Mobile) Sqn (8 - 9 Aug 1914, 24 - 27 Aug 1914)

No 2 Sqn RNAS (10 - 16 Sep 1914, 17 Oct 1914 - 21 Jun 1915)

No 2 Wing RNAS (21 - 4 Aug 1915)

4 Wing RNAS (3 Aug 1915 - 11 Apr 1916)

7 Sqn RNAS (Aug 1915 - Apr 1916)

Gunners Flying School (Mar 1916 - 25 Apr 1917)

Design Flt (14 Aug 1916 - 17 Mar 1917)

No 204 Training Depot Station (1 Apr 1918 - 14 Jun 1919)

64th (Naval) Wing (xxx - 15 May 1918)

58th (Training) Wing (1 Apr - 12 Dec 1918)

HQ, No 52 (Army Co-operation) Wing (31 May - 9 Jun 1940)

Ground Armament School (May 1918 - 14 Jun 1919)

No 1 Observers School (Jul - 28 Dec 1918)

No 2 Marine Observers School (1 Jan - 14 Jun 1919)

Armament & Gunnery School (1 Apr 1922 - 1 Jan 1932)

207 Sqn (3 Oct 1923 - 7 Nov 1929)

100 Sqn (May 1924 - 17 Jun 1926)

Air Ministry Meteorological Flt (1 Nov 1924 - 9 Jan 1925)

Coast Defence Co-operation Flt (1 Dec 1924 - 10 May 1928, 1 Oct 1928 - 23 May 1933)

33 Sqn (14 Sep 1929 - 5 Nov 1930)

Air Armament School (1 Jan 1932 - 1 Nov 1937)

HQ, Armament Group (1Feb 1934 - 1 Dec 1937)

820 Sqn (26 Jul - 7 Aug 1937)

No 1 Air Armament School (1 Nov 1937 - 15 Aug 1938)

21 Sqn (15 Aug 1938 - 2 Mar 1939)

48 Sqn (1 Sep 1938 - 25 Aug 1939, 10 Oct 1938 - 16 Jan 1939,19 Jan - 8 Aug1939, 12 - 25 Aug 1939)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsBattle of Britain Anniversary websiteOfficers Commanding,

RAF East Fortune

Station Badge - RAF East Fortune

Main units: -

Detachment - RNAS Home Defence (Sep 1915 - Aug 1916)

RNAS War Flt (Aug - xxx 1916)

Airship Station (Aug 1916 - xxx xxxx)

Observers' School Flt (Mar 1917 - xxx xxxx)

‘F’ Sqn RNAS (20 Dec 1917 - xxx xxxx)

Naval Flying School (xxx 1917 - Jun 1918)

No 208 Training Depot Station (Jun 1918 -  19 Jul 1918)

Torpedo Aeroplane School (3 Jul - 14 Aug 1918)

No 1 Torpedo Training Sqn (19 Jul - 14 Aug 1918)

Fleet Aerial Gunnery School (19 Jul - 10 Nov 1918)

No 201 Training Sqn (14 Aug 1918 - 30 Apr 1919)

Fleet School of Aerial Fighting and Gunnery (19 Jul -10 Nov 1918)

No 201 Training Depot Station (14 Aug 1918 - 30 Apr 1919)

185 Sqn (21 Oct 1918 - 14 Apr 1919)

Torpedo Training School (30 Apr 1919 - xxx 1920)

HQ, No 9 Wing (18 Oct 1919 - xxx xxxx)

No 60 Operational Training Unit (4 Jun 1941 - 24 Nov 1942)

Detachment - No 1489 (Fighter) Gunnery Flt (13 Sep 1942 - xxx  xxxx)

No 2 Gliding School (25 Oct 1942 - xxx xxxx)

No 132 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit (24 Nov 1942 - 15 May 1946)

Coastal Command Ground Instructors School (xxx 1944 - 29 Oct 1945)

Location

County: - East Lothian

Lat/Long:  56:00:00N  02:42:45W

Grid Ref: NT555786

Height above sea level:  95 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1916

No 78 Wing (Aug - Nov 1918)

No 17 Group (1944)

Closed -1961

Detachments**

No 1489 Flt (Sep 1942 - Oct 1943)

256 Sqn (22 May 1945 - xxx xxxx)

297 Sqns (22 May 1945 - xxx xxxx)

Links to related sites/pages

Museum of Flight, Museum of Flight (Unofficial guide)Control Towers website,

RAF East Kirkby

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

57 Sqn (28 Aug 1943 - 25 Nov 1945)

630 Sqn (15 Nov 1943 - 18 Jul 1945)

HQ, No 350 Wing (25 - 29 May 1945)

HQ, No 351 Wing (25 - 29 May 1945)

HQ, No 554 Wing (29 May - 15 Sep 1945)

460 Sqn (20 Jul - 10 Oct 1945)

Detachment - 139 Sqn (Aug 1947 - Feb 1948)

Sub-site, No 93 Maintenance Unit (xxx xxxx - xxx 1950)

3917th Air Base Sqn, USAF (14 Aug 1954 - xxx 1958)

64th Air Refuelling Sqn, USAF (xxx xxxx - xxx xxxx)

61st AAir Refuelling Sqn, USAF (xxx xxxx - xxx xxxx)

Location

County: - Lincolnshire

Lat/Long:   53:08:24N  00:00:15E

Grid Ref -  TF342618

Height Above Sea Level - 30 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1943

No 5 Group (1944)

Closed - 1970

Notes

It is now the site of the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsBomber Command 60th Anniversary websiteRAF-Lincolnshire.infoCommanding Officers,   Control Towers website,

RAF Eastleigh

Station badge - RAF Eastleigh

Main units (Eastleigh): -

No 207 Group Communications Flt (22 Jan - 16 Nov 1942)

No 2 (Training) Flt, Kenya Auxiliary Air Unit (1 - 21 Aug 1940)

No 133 Maintenance Unit (2Apr 1942 - 15 Dec 1945)

AHQ East Africa Communications Flt (16 Nov 1942 - Feb 1944, 31 Jul 1944 - 15 Sep 1951, Sep 1954 - xxx xxxx)

Anti-Locust Flt (Persia) (31 Mar - 4 Apr 1944)

No 25 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (10 Aug 1943 - 5 Nov 1945)

Air Transport Flt, RAF Station Eastleigh (Feb - 31 Jul 1944)

No 1569 Meteorological Flt (10 Mar - 2 May 1944)

Anti-Locust Flt (Middle East) (4 - 8 Apr 1944, 29 May 1944 - 15 Jan 1946)

Baltimore Photographic Flt (18 Jul - 31 Oct 1945)

249 Sqn (23 Oct 1945 - 27 Jun 1946, 13 Jul - 15 Oct 1957)

500 Sqn (19 - 23 Oct 1945)

82 Sqn (21 Mar - 5 Aug 1949, 14 Jan - 20 Sep 1950, 26 Mar 1951 - 30 Oct 1952)

No. 6 Radar Air Survey Liaison Section, Royal Engineers (Apr 1951 - xxx xxxx)

AHQ East Africa (7 Sep 1949 - 15 Sep 1951)

78 Sqn (6 Mar - 13 Apr 1950)

683 Sqn (23 Apr - 24 Sep 1951)

Eastleigh Communication Flt (15 Sep 1951 - Jun 1953)

No 1340 (Anti Mau-Mau) Flt (31 Mar - Jun 1953, Apr 1954 - 30 Sep 1955)

142 Sqn (1 Feb - 1 Apr 1959)

208 Sqn (1 Apr 1959 - 29 Mar 1960, 3 Jun 1960 - 30 Jun 1961, 30 Nov - 9 Dec 1961,)

21 Sqn (15 Sep 1959 - 1 Jun 1965)

30 Sqn (15 Nov 1959 - 1 Sep 1964)

Location

Country: - Kenya

Lat/Long:  01:16S  36:51E  Approx

Height above sea level: 5,380 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Originally called RAF Nairobi, it is now Moi Air Base of the Kenyan Air Force.

Main units (Nairobi): -

RAF Unit, Kenya (14 Dec 1935 - 6 Sep 1939)

223 Sqn (15 Dec 1936 - 17 Sep 1939)

SHQ Rhodesian Air Unit (4 - 19 Sep 1939)

No 2 (Training) Flt, Kenya Auxiliary Air Unit (6 Sep 1939 - 1 Aug 1940)

237 Sqn (22 Apr - 30 Sep 1940)

AHQ East Africa (19 Oct 1940 - 15 Dec 1941, 16 Nov 1942 - 7 Sep 1949)

AHQ East Africa Communications Sqn (1 Nov 1940 - 15 Dec 1941)

No 1414 Meteorological Flt (Dec 1941 -  - 31 May 1946)

No 207 Group Communications Flt (15 Dec 1941 - 22 Jan 1942)

Communications Flt, Nairobi (17 Apr 1941 - 12 Aug 1942)

Detachments**

45 Sqn (Dec 1929 - Jan 1936) (Nairobi)

216 Sqn (Feb 1935 - Oct 1941, Nov 1942 - Jul 1945)

500 Sqn (Sep - Oct 1945)

39 Sqn (Feb - Sep 1946)

82 Sqn (Oct 1946 - Mar 1949, Aug 1949 - Jan 1950)

8 Sqn (Mar 1947 - Jan 1949, Nov 1953 - Jul 1956)

13 Sqn (Dec 1951)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF East Moor

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

158 Sqn (6Jun42 6Nov42

288 Sqn (24May46 15Jun46

415 Sqn (12Jly44 15May45

429 Sqn (7Nov42 12Aug43

432 Sqn (18Sep43 15May45

No 158 Conversion Unit (7 Jun - 25 Sep 1942)

No 12 Air Crew Holding Unit (15 Jun - 8 Oct 1945)

No 54 Operational Training Unit (1 Nov 1945 - 28 Jun 1946)

RLG for No 54 Operational Training Unit (30 - 15 Nov 1946)

Location

County: - North Yorkshire

Lat/Long:   54:04:00N  01:05:00W

Grid Ref -  SE600640

Height Above Sea Level - 87 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1942

No 6 (RCAF) Group (1944)

Closed - 1946

Notes

Detachments**

No 1666 Heavy Conversion Unit (18 - 30 Jan 1944)

No 1679 Heavy Conversion Flt (18 - 30 Jan 1944)

Links to related sites/pages

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

RAF East Wretham

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

311 Sqn (16 Sep 1940 - 28 Apr 1942)

No 1429 (Czech Operational Training) Flt (1 Jan - 26 Jun 1942)

115 Sqn (8 Nov 1942 - 6 Aug 1943)

|Detachment - No 1657 Heavy Conversion Unit (22 Mar - 18 May 1943)

No 1678 Heavy Conversion Flt (18 May - 6 Aug 1943)

359th Fighter Group, USAAF (19 Oct 1943 - Nov 1945)

 

Location

County: - Norfolk

Lat/Long:   52:28:08N  00:48:15E

Grid Ref -  TL905895

Height Above Sea Level - 135 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1940

USAAF (1944)

Closed - 1946

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsBomber Command 60th Anniversary website Control Towers website,

RAF Edcu/Edku (Idku)

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

6 Sqn (

30 Sqn (

33 Sqn (

39 Sqn (

46 Sqn (

74 Sqn (

80 Sqn (

89 Sqn (

108 Sqn (

145 Sqn (

162 Sqn (

213 Sqn (

221 Sqn (

227 Sqn (

237 Sqn (

252 Sqn (

272 Sqn (

274 Sqn (

294 Sqn (

335 Sqn (

336 Sqn (

417 Sqn (

451 Sqn (

603 Sqn (

Location

Country: - Egypt

Lat/Long:  31:18N  30:20E Approx

Height above sea level:

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Also known as Landing Ground 229

Main Units: -

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

HQ, No 234 Wing (28 Jun - 2 Jul 1942)

No 53 Refuelling and Re-arming Party (Jul 1942, Aug - Nov 1942)

HQ, No 243 Wing (5 - 22 Aug 1942)

No 55 Refuelling and Re-arming Party (23 Feb - 30 Apr 1944)

No 52 Refuelling and Re-arming Party (Jun - 23 Jul 1944)

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

 

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo of general area on Google Maps,

RAF Ein Shemer

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

Staff Navigators School (Middle East) (Apr - 30 Nov 1945)

HQ, No 240 Wing (25 Aug - 8 Sep 1945)

No 1908 AOP Flt (1 Jun - Aug 1947)

6 Sqn (

13 Sqn (

18 Sqn (

32 Sqn (

37 Sqn (

38 Sqn (

178 Sqn (

208 Sqn (

214 Sqn (

621 Sqn (

651 Sqn (

680 Sqn (

Location

Country: - Israel (Palestine)

Lat/Long:  32:26:27N,  35:00:25E

Height above sea level:  95 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It is now known as Eyn Shemer Airport and is operated by the Israeli Army.

Main Units: -

No 55 Repair & Salvage Unit (28 Sep - 19 Nov 1942)

No 78 Operational Training Unit (1 Feb 1944 - 23 Jul 1945)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Eindhoven

Station Badge - RAF Eindhoven

Motto:  Stilte Baart Wijsheid (Silence Endures Wisdom)

Main units (continued): -

 414 Sqn (3 Oct 1944 - 7 Mar 1945)

168 Sqn (4 Oct 1944 - 26 Feb 1945)

No 6168 Servicing Echelon (4 Oct 1944 – 26 Feb 1945)

430 Sqn (4 Oct 1944 - 7 Mar 1945)

No 6430 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (4 Oct 1944 – 7 Mar 1945)

No 3206 Servicing Commando (15 - 29 Oct 1944)

No 2703 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1944 - xxx 1945)

No 2726 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1944 - xxx xxxx)

No 2734 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1944 - xxx xxxx)

No 2773 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1944 - xxx xxxx)

No 2806 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1944 - xxx xxxx)

No 2807 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1944 - xxx xxxx)

No 2814 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1944 - xxx xxxx)

No 2817 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1944 - xxx xxxx)

No 2819 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1944 - xxx xxxx)

No 2827 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1944 - xxx xxxx)

No 2856 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1944 - xxx xxxx)

No 2871 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1944 - xxx xxxx)

No 2879 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1944 - xxx xxxx)

No 91 (Forward) Staging Post (1 Dec 1944 - 13 Apr 1945)

130 Sqn (27 Jan - 3 Feb 1945, 21 Feb - 7 Apr 1945)

No 6130 Servicing Echelon (27 Jan – 7 Apr 1945)

No 6132 Servicing Echelon (27 Jan – 7 Apr 1945)

350 Sqn (27 Jan - 7 Apr 1945, 2 - 7 Apr 1945)

No 6350 (Belgian) Servicing Echelon (27 Jan – 7 Apr 1945)

610 Sqn (27 Jan - 21 Feb 1945)

41 Sqn (18 Mar - 8 Apr 1945)

No 6041 Servicing Echelon (18 Mar – 8 Apr 1945)

No 6443 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (30 Mar – 11 Apr 1945)

HQ, No 127 Wing (31 Mar - 11 Apr 1945)

No 6421 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (31 Mar – 11 Apr 1945)

No 6610 Servicing Echelon (27 Jan – 21 Feb 1945)

403 Sqn (31 Mar - 11 Apr 1945)

No 6403 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (31 Mar – 11 Apr 1945)

416 Sqn (31 Mar - 12 Apr 1945)

No 6416 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (31 Mar – 11 Apr 1945)

421 Sqn (31 Mar - 11 Apr 1945)

443 Sqn (31 Mar - 12 Apr 1945)

16 Sqn (10 Apr - 17 Sep 1945)

HQ, No 34 Wing (15 Apr - 30 Sep 1945)

69 Sqn (15 Apr - 7 Aug 1945)

No 6069 Servicing Echelon (15 Apr – 7 Aug 1945)

140 Sqn (15 Apr - 9 Jul 1945)

No 1401 (Meteorological) Flt (15 Apr - 16 Sep 1945)

Location

Country: - Netherlands

Lat/Long:  51:27N  05:23 E Approx

Height above sea level:

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed - 1962

Notes

Originally known as B78

Main units: -

HQ, No 124 Wing (23 Sep 1944 - 9 Jan 1945)

HQ, No 143 Wing (25 Sep 1944 - 30 Mar 1945)

No 401 Air Stores Park (30 Sep 1944 - 15 Apr 1945)

No 404 Air Stores Park (30 Sep 1944 - 15 Apr 1945)

HQ, No 83 Group (1 Oct 1944 - 10 Apr 1945)

No 18 Terminal Staging Post (1 Oct 1944 - 7 Nov 1944)

No 83 Group Communications Sqn (3 Oct 1944 - 12 Apr 1945)

HQ No 39 Wing (4 Oct 1944 - 6 Mar 1945)

181 Sqn (22 Sep 1944 - 12 Jan 1945)

182 Sqn (22 Sep 1944 - 13 Jan 1945)

247 Sqn (22 Sep 1944 - 13 Jan 1945)

No 6247 Servicing Echelon (22 Sep 1944 – 13 Jan 1945)

658 Sqn (22 - 29 Sep 1944)

653 Sqn  (23 Sep - 6 Oct 1944)

137 Sqn (23 Sep 1944 - 13 Jan 1945)

No 6137 Servicing Echelon (23 Sep 1944 – 13 Jan 1945)

No 6181 Servicing Echelon (23 Sep 1944 – 3 Mar 1945)

439 Sqn (25 Sep 1944 - 30 Mar 1945)

No 6439 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (25 Sep 1944 – 30 Mar 1945)

438 Sqn (26 Sep 1944 - 19 Mar 1945)

No 6438 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (26 Sep 1944 – 19 Mar 1945)

No 6440 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (26 Sep 1944 – 29 Mar 1945)

440 Sqn (26 Sep 1944 - 30 Mar 1945)

No 6414 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (2 Oct 1944 – 7 Mar 1945)

400 Sqn (3 Oct 1944 - 7 Mar 1945)

No 6400 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (3 Oct 1944 – 3 Mar 1945)

Detachments**

No 426 Refuelling and Re-arming Party (Apr - Oct 1945)

Links to related sites/pages

RAF Eindhoven Association, Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF El Adem

Station Badge - RAF El Adem

Main units (continued): -

Sea Rescue Flt (10 - 31 Jan 1942)

73 Sqn (3 - 18 Feb 1942, 20 - 27 May 1942, 17 - 28 Nov 1942)

94 Sqn (15 - 17 Feb 1942)

HQ No 211 Group (12 Mar - xxx 1942)

No 211 Group Communications Flt (20 Apr 1942 - 17 Sep 1943)

267 Sqn (Aug 1942 - Jan 1943)

HQ, No 243 Wing (17 - xx Nov 1942)

33 Sqn (18 - 28 Nov 1942)

117 Sqn (19 Nov 1942 - 9 Jan 1943)

213 Sqn (20 - 25 Nov 1942)

238 Sqn (20 - 25 Nov 1942)

No 12 Staging Post (8 Mar 1943 - 1 Aug 1945)

HQ, No 7 (SAAF) Wing (17 Apr - 18 May 1943)

No 2915 Sqn RAF Regiment (May 1943 - xxx xxxx)

47 Sqn (14 - 25 Nov 1943)

HQ, No 240 Wing (28 Dec 1943 - 4 Feb 1944)

178 Sqn (1 Jan - 1 Mar 1944)

462 Sqn (1 Jan - 15 Feb 1944)

336 Sqn (31 Jan - 5 Mar 1944, 15 Jul - 16 Sep 1944)

No 1900 AOP Flt (15 Jan - 1 Jul 1952)

249 Sqn (11 Mar - 3 May 1957)

Swifter Trials Flt (Jan - Jul 1960)

No 1564 Flt (1 May 1969 - 31 Mar 1970)

No 1 Sqn RAF Regiment

Location

Country: - Libya

15 miles S of Tobruk

Lat/Long:  31:51N  23:54E Approx

Height above sea level:

Operational Control: -

Opened - 12 Dec 1942

Closed - 31 Mar 1970

Notes

Originally known as Landing Ground 144.

Main units: -

No 31 Air Stores Park (8 Mar - 10 Apr 1941)

HQ, No 262 Wing (11 - 20 Dec 1941)

HQ, No 258 Wing (12 - xx Dec 1941, 3 - xx Feb 1942)

112 Sqn (19 - 21 Dec 1941, 2 - 3 Feb 1942, 15 - 17 Feb 1942)

No 33 Air Stores Park (23 Dec 1941 - 31 Jan 1942)

No 53 Repair and Salvage Unit (26 Dec 1941 - Feb 1942)

80 Sqn (28 Dec 1941 - 3 Feb 1942)

Detachments**

73 Sqn (Jan - Mar 1941)

70 Sqn (1942)

38 Sqn (1942 - Feb 1943)

46 Sqn (May 1942 - Dec 1944)

47 Sqn (17 Oct - 14 Nov 1943)

No 136 Maintenance Unit (Aug 1944 - Apr 1945)

Sea Rescue Flt (Dec 1941 - Jan 1942)

274 Sqn (Jan - Feb 1942)

208 Sqn (Feb - Mar 1942)

450 Sqn (Feb 1942)

216 Sqn (Nov 1941 - Nov 1942)

462 Sqn (Oct 1943 -  Jan 1944)

No 178 Sqn (Oct 1943 - Jan 1944)

603 Sqn (Oct 1943 - Dec 1944)

No 235 Wing (2 - 24 Nov 1943)

459 Sqn (Dec 1943 - Apr 1944)

294 Sqn (Mar 1944 - Jun 1945)

221 Sqn (Apr - Aug 1945)

103 Sqn (Aug 1959 - Jul 1963)

Links to related sites/pages

Mike Barnes Website, Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF El Gedida

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

6 Sqn (

237 Sqn (

Location

Country: - Sudan

Lat/Long:  21:49N  31:29E Approx

Height above sea level:  961 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Originally known as Wadi Halfa, it is now Halfa Airport.

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo of general area on Google Maps,

RAF El Hamra

Station badge - RAF El Hamra

Main units: -

No 9 Wing RAF Regiment (1 Sep 1951 - xxx xxxx)

No 3 Wing RAF Regiment (20 Oct 1951 - Nov 1955)

No 5 Wing RAF Regiment (Nov 1951 - Nov 1954)

No 8 Wing RAF Regiment (Dec 1951 - Oct 1955)

No 1908 Flt, No 651 Sqn (Sep 1952 - 1 May 1955)

No 34 Sqn RAF Regiment

No 66 Sqn RAF Regiment

Location

Country: - Egypt

Lat/Long:  30:15:36N  32:23:24E Approx

Height above sea level: 

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Could still be in use by Egyptian Military

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Elmas

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

38 Sqn (

284 Sqn (

No 202 Group Refresher Flt (Aug - Oct 1943)

No 40 Personnel Transit Centre (xxx - Oct 1944)

No 117 Maintenance Unit (8 Jul - 7 Nov 1944)

No 63 Staging Post (2 Sep 1944 - 1 Aug 1945)

Location

Country: - Sardinia

Lat/Long:  39:15:05N  09:03:15E

Height above sea level:  13 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It is now known as Cagliari-Elmas Airport

Detachments

No 251 Air-Sea Rescue Unit (8 May 1945 - 15 Jan 1946)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Elmdon

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 44 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School (3 Jul - 3 Sep 1939)

No 14 Elementary Flying Training School (9 Sep 1939 - 1 Feb 1946)

99 Sqn (9 - 23 Sep 1939)

Sub-site, No 27 Maintenance Unit (Oct 1940 - Nov 1941)

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

No 1533 Beam Approach Training  Flt (Mar - Sep 1943)

Location

County: - Warwickshire (West Midlands)

Lat/Long:   52:07:00N  01:44:45W

Grid Ref -  SP172840

Height Above Sea Level - 362 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1939 (civil airport)

No 51 Group (1944)

Notes

It is bow Birmingham International Airport

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Elsham Wold

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

103 Sqn (11 Jul 1941 - 25 Nov 1945)

576 Sqn (25 Nov 1943 - 31 Oct 1944)

No 103 Conversion Flt (2 May - 31 Oct 1942)

Detachment - No 1503 Beam Approach Training  Flt (Oct 1942 - Jan 1943)

‘B’ Flt, 1656 Heavy Conversion Unit (31 Oct - 3 Nov 1942)

RLG for No 1662 Heavy Conversion Unit (xxx - xxx 1943)

100 Sqn (1 Apr - 3 Dec 1945)

57 Sqn (25 Nov - 2 Dec 1945)

No 21 Heavy Glider Conversion Unit (29 Dec 1945 - 5 Dec 1946)

Sub-site, No 93 Maintenance Unit (xxx xxxx - xxx 1950)

Location

County: - Lincolnshire

Lat/Long:   53:36:30N  00:15:15W

Grid Ref -  TA042135

Height Above Sea Level - 256 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1941

No 1 Group (1944)

Closed - 1947

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsBomber Command 60th Anniversary website Unofficial WebsiteRAF-Lincolnshire.infoCommanding Officers Control Towers website,

RAF Elvington

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

77 Sqn (5 Oct 1942 - 15 May 1944)

346 Sqn (16 May 1944 - 20 Oct 1945)

347 Sqn (20 Jun 1944 - 20 Oct 1945)

No 4 Group Communication Flt (18 Jun - xxx 1943)

Sub-site, No 14 Maintenance Unit (31 Jan - 18 Nov 1946)

RLG for No 14 Flying Training School (12 May 1952 - 31 Jan 1953 )

RLG for No 7 Flying Training School (1 Jun 1962 - 30 Nov 1966, xxx 1979 - xxx xxxx)

RLG for No 1 Flying Training School (30 Nov 1966 - 10 Oct 1968, xxx xxxx - xxx xxxx)

 

Location

County: - East Yorkshire (North Yorkshire)

Lat/Long:   53:55:30N  00:58:30W

Grid Ref -  SE665480

Height Above Sea Level - 45 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1942

No 4 Group (1944)

Closed - 1958

Notes

It was redeveloped after WW2 as a advanced base for the USAF Strategic Air Command until 1958

It operated ass a relief landing ground for RAF Church Fenton and RAF Linton on Ouse until September 1992

It is now the home of the Yorkshire Air Museum.

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsBomber Command 60th Anniversary website Control Towers website,

RAF Hospital Ely

Station badge - RAF Hospital Ely

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1939

Closed - Oct 1992

Notes

 

Location

County: - Cambridgeshire

Main units: -

RAF Hospital (xxx 1939 - Oct 1992)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo of general area on Google Maps, RAF Hospital Ely Association,

RAF Episkopi

Station Badge - RAF Episkopi

Main units: -

Joint Experimental Helicopter Unit (10 Nov - 7 Dec 1956)

HQ, Middle East Air Force (Rear)  (31 Oct 1955 - 13 May 1957)

HQ Task Force Challenger (No - 23 Dec 1956)

HQ, Middle East Air Force (Main) (13 May 1957 - 1 Mar 1961)

112 Sqn (1 Oct 1967 - 20 Jun 1969)

Location

Country: - Cyprus

Lat/Long:  34:41N  32:51E Approx

Height above sea level: 

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Notes

It is now (2008) the location of an infantry battalion and the HQ of the Cyprus Joint Police Unit.

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Eshott

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 57 Operational Training Unit (10 Nov 1942 - 6 Jun 1945)

289 Sqn (18 May - 5 Jun 1945)

Detachment - 291 Sqn (18 May - 5 Jun 1945)

Location

County: - Northumberland

Lat/Long:   55:16:45N  01:42:45W

Grid Ref -  NZ183984

Height Above Sea Level - 151 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1942

No 12 Group (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Evanton

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

401 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (3 Oct - 23 Oct 1929)

446 (Fleet Reconnaissance) (28 Apr - 30 May 1930, 10 Sep - 23 Oct 1930)

466 (Fleet Torpedo Bomber) Flt (8 Jun - 20 Jun 1932)

445 (Fleet Reconnaissance) Flt (29 Apr - 15 Aug 1930, 10 Sep - 23 Oct 1930, 2 May - 27 May 1932, 8 - 21 Oct 1932)

442 (Fleet Reconnaissance) Flt (27 Apr - 30 May 1931, 13 Sep - 14 Oct 1931)

No 1 Gunnery Co-operation Flt (20 Sep - 12 Oct 1936)

801 Sqn (5 - 9 Oct 1936, 28 May - 3 Jun 1937, 9 - 15 Jun 1937, 14 - 21 Oct 1937, 2 Feb - 12 Apr 1940)

810 Sqn (6 Jun - 1 Jul 1937, 17 - 30 Sep 1937, 13 May - 9 Jul 1938)

8 Armament Training Camp (1 Sep - 1 Apr 1938 )

800 Sqn (17 - 25 Sep 1937, 8 Jun - 3 Jul 1938)

7 Sqn (5 - 27 Jan 1938)

No 8 Armament Training Station (1 Apr 1938 - 3 Sep 1939)

‘X’ Flt, 771 Sqn FAA (29 Jul - 26 Aug 1939)

106 Sqn (19 Aug - 1 Sep 1939)

803 Sqn FAA (22 - 24 Aug 1939)

No 8 Air Observer School (3 Sep - 1 Nov 1939)

Detachment - No 14 Service Flying Training School (Oct - Nov 1939, Jan 1940)

8 Bombing & Gunnery School (1 Nov 1939 - 9 Jun 1941)

Detachment - No 15 Service Flying Training School (Nov -  Dec 1939)

Detachment - 64 Sqn (4 Dec 1939 - 8 Jan 1940)

Detachment - 614 Sqn (Jun 1940 - Mar 1941)

774 Sqn FAA (3 Jul - 17 Sep 1940)

No 8 Air Gunners School (9 Jun 1941 - 26 Aug 1944)

Detachment - No 4 Operational Training Unit (1 Sep - 10 Dec 1944)

RLF for No 8 Service Flying Training School RLG (xxx 1951 - 30 Sep 1953)

Location

County: - Ross-shire (Highland Region)

Lat/Long:   57:40:08N  04:18:38W

Grid Ref -  NH625664

Height Above Sea Level - 12 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1922 (Novar), 1937 (Evanton)

Transferred to RN - Sep 1944

Royal Navy (1944)

Notes

This site was originally established to accommodate FAA units whilst their carriers were anchored in nearby Invergordon.

Main units: -

421 (Fleet Spotter) Flt (Sep - Oct 1923, xxx - 8 Aug 1928)

423 (Fleet Spotter) Flt Gosport 12 Apr - 2 Jun 1924, 17 Sep -  Oct 1925)

443 (Fleet Reconnaissance) Flt (22 May - 7 Jun 1926, 1 - 9 Sep 1926, 8 Sep 1930 - xxx 1930)

443A(Fleet Reconnaissance) Flt (10 May -  Jun 1927)

405 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (xx - 14 Jun 1928)

422 (Fleet Spotter) Flt (8 Sep - 19 Oct 1928)

420 (Fleet Spotter) Flt (3 Oct - 25 Oct 1928)

449 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) (1 May - 1 Jun 1929, 10 Sep - 4 Oct 1929, 23 Apr - 15 May 1931, 19 May - 3 Jun 1931, 30 Aug - 28 Sep 1931, xx - xx  May 1932)

450 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Flt (May - 2 Jun 1929, xx - 23 Oct 1929, 2 - 27 May 1932)

462 (Fleet Torpedo) Flt (27 Sep - 1 Oct 1929)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,   FAA Archive WebsiteOfficers Commanding,

RAF Exeter

Badge of RAF Exeter

Main units (continued): -

247 Sqn (17 May - 21 Sep 1942)

421 Sqn (29 Jun - 8 Jul 1942)

257 Sqn (21 Sep 1942 - 8 Jan 1943)

No 3010 Servicing Echelon (21 Sep 1942 – xxx 1943)

266 Sqn (8 Jan - 7 Sep 1943, 10 - 21 Sep 1943)

834 Sqn FAA (9 Feb - 21 Apr 1943)

No 3031 Servicing Echelon (17 xxx – 1 Mar 1943)

125 Sqn (14 Apr - 14 Nov 1943)

No 3209 Servicing Commando (4 - 8 May 1943)

816 Sqn FAA (20 May - 25 Jun 1943)

131 Sqn (26 Jun - 16 Aug 1943)

No 3026 Servicing Echelon (29 Jul – 8 Aug 1943)

165 Sqn (30 Jul - 8 Aug 1943)

No 3043 Servicing Echelon (10 – 21 Sep 1943)

453 Sqn (10 Sep - 11 Oct 1943)

616 Sqn (17 Sep - 16 Nov 1943, 1 Dec 1943 - 18 Mar 1944)

406 Sqn (15 Nov 1943 - 14 Apr 1944)

610 Sqn (4 Jan - 7 Apr 1944)

No 6610 Servicing Echelon (22 Mar – 7 Apr 1944)

440th Troop Carrier Group, USAAF (18 Apr - 11 Sep 1944)

275 Sqn (22 Oct 1944 - 12 Jan 1945)

No 6406 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (22 Mar – 12 Apr 1944)

26 Sqn (8 Dec 1944 - 14 Jan 1945)

No 6026 Servicing Echelon (8 Dec 1944 – 15 Jan 1945)

No 3 Glider Training School (16 - 22 Jan 1945)

Fighter Sector HQ (16 Jan - 9 Nov 1945)

691 Sqn (1 Aug 1945 - 29 Apr 1946)

329 Sqn (10 Aug - 17 Nov 1945)

222 Sqn (11 Dec 1945 - 25 Mar 1946, 15 Apr - 1 Jun 1946, 12 Jun - 8 Jul 1946)

Western Sector HQ (9 Nov 1945 - 15 Jul 1946)

HQ No 62 (Southern Reserve) Group (15 May - 2 Jul 1946)

151 Sqn (19 Apr - 11 Jul 1946)

No 6151 Servicing Echelon (1 May – 11 Jul 1946)

No 84 Gliding School (Jun 1946 - 1 Sep 1955)

No 10 Reserve Flying School (16 May 1949 - 20 Jun 1954)

No 3 Civilian Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (18 May 1951 - 1 Jul 1954)

No 624 Volunteer Gliding School (1 Sep 1955 - 3 Sep 1965)

No 3/4 Civilian Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (1 Jul 1954 - 31 Dec 1971)

No 4 Air Experience Flt (8 Sep 1958 - 27 Dec 1995)

Location

County: -  Devon

Lat/Long:  50:44:00N  03:24:45W

Grid Ref:    SY002938

Height above sea level: 105ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1937 (civil airport)

No 10 Group (1944)

Closed - 

Notes

It is now Exeter Airport

Main Units: -

42 Sqn (13 -17 Jul 1937)

803 Sqn FAA (15 - 23 Mar 1939)

No 37 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School (3 Jul 1939 - 3 Sep 1939)

Research Department Flt (14 Sep 1939 - 1 Mar 1942)

RAE Research Development Flt (Sep 1939 - xxx xxxx)

Gunnery Research Unit (3 Jun 1940 - 14 Apr 1944)

A & AEE Gunnery Flt (15 Jun 1940 - xxx xxxx)

213 Sqn (18 Jun - 7 Sep 1940)

87 Sqn (5 Jul - 28 Nov 1940)

601 Sqn (7 Sep - 17 Dec 1940)

263 Sqn (28 Nov 1940 - 24 Feb 1941)

504 Sqn (18 Dec 1940 - 21 Jul 1941)

66 Sqn (24 Feb - 27 Apr 1941)

307 Sqn (26 Apr 1941 - 15 Apr 1943)

No 78 Wing Calibration Flt,  (15 Jul - 15 Oct 1941)

317 Sqn (21 Jul 1941 - 1 Apr 1942)

Exeter University Air Sqn (20 Aug 1941 - xxx 1943)

308 Sqn (1 Apr - 7 May 1942)

310 Sqn (7 May - 1 Jul 1942, 7 Jul - 16 Aug 1942, 21 Aug 1942 - 26 Jun 1943)

No 3008 Servicing Echelon (15 May – 21 Sep 1942)

Detachments**

No 416 (Army Co-operation) Flt (7 May - 5 Jun 1940)

225 Sqn (Jul 1940 - Jul 1941)

93 Sqn (Dec 1940 - Nov 1941)

247 Sqn (Dec 1941 - 17 May 1942)

No 1487 (Target Towing) Flt (Mar 1942 - Aug 1943)

21 Sqn (21 - 14 Mar 1943)

286 Sqn (Apr 1942, 1 Aug 1943 - 16 Apr 1944)

19 Sqn (xx -xx Oct 1942)

536 Sqn (xx - 27 Oct 1942)

16 Sqn (xx - xx Nov 1942)

825 Sqn FAA (30 Dec 1942 - 1 Feb 1943)

193 Sqn (Apr - xxx 1943)

124 Sqn (13 May - 22 Jun 1943, 14 - 16 Jul 1943)

841 Sqn FAA (9 Jul - 5 Oct 1943, 18 Oct - 25 Nov 1943)

282 Sqn (Sep 1944 - Jul 1945)

278 Sqn (18 Jul  - 14 Oct 1945)

Links to related sites/pages

Battle of Britain Anniversary website FAA Archive Website, Exeter International Airport - history, Aerial photo on Google Maps, Exeter Wing Leaders,

RAF Eye

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

490th Bomb Group, USAAF (26 Apr 1944 - 24 Aug 1945)

 

 

Location

County: - Suffolk

Lat/Long:   52:20:00N  01:08:00E

Grid Ref -  TM130750

Height Above Sea Level - 150 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1944

USAAF  (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsControl Towers website,

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