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RAF Stations - F

[Definition of a RAF Station]


[Fairford | Fairlop | Fairoaks | Fairwood Common | Faldingworth | Faraid Head | Farnborough | Fassberg | Fatehjang | Fauld | Fayid | Fazakerley | Felixstowe | Feltwell | Fersfield | Filey Camp | Filey Town | Filton | Finmere | Finningley | Firbeck | Fiskerton | Flowerdown | Folkingham | Ford | FordounForres | Foulsham | Fowlmere | Framlingham | Fraserburgh | FristonFulbeck | Fullerton | Full Sutton | Fylingdales]

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

RAF Fairford

RAF Fairford badge

Main units (continued): -

No 6190 Servicing Echelon (25 Mar – 16 Oct 1944)

No 22 Heavy Glider Conversion Unit (Satellite) (15 Oct 1944 - 15 Nov 1945)

1555 Radio Aids Training Flt (15 Sep 1945 - 30 Apr 1946, 19 Jul - 31 Oct 1946)

1556 Radio Aids Training Flt (Dec1945 - 1 Apr 1946)

1529 Radio Training Flt (27 Jan - 16 Feb 1946)

1528 Radio Aids Training Flt (1 - 4 Feb 1946)

No 27 Group Communications Flt (11 Sep 1946 - 19 Sep 1947)

47 Sqn (30 Sep 1946 - 14 Sep 1948, 1 Mar 1968 - 1 Feb 1971)

HQ, No 283 Wing (14 Apr - 14 Aug 1947)

113 Sqn (1 May 1947 - 1 Sep 1948)

297 Sqn (21 Aug 1947 - 1 Nov 1948)

No 4297 Servicing Echelon (21 Aug – 10 Sep 1947)

295 Sqn (10 Sep 1947 - 1 Nov 1948)

RLG for 204 Advanced Flying School (22 Aug 1949 - 1 Jun 1950)

306th Bomb Wing, USAF (7 Apr - 4 Sep 1953)

305th Bomb Wing, (Sep 1953 - xxx xxxx)

3919th Air Base Group USAF (xxx 1954 - xxx 1955)

303rd Medium Bomb Wing, USAF (Mar - Jun 1954)

43rd Bomb Wing, USAF (Jun54 Sep54 ? B-47

98th Bomb Wing, USAF (Jun54 Sep54 ? B-47

Detachment - 68th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, USAF (xxx - xxx 1954)

Detachment - 5th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, USAF (xxx - xxx 1954)

RLG for Central Flying School (2 Nov 1964 - 1 Aug 1966)

The Red Arrow (1 Mar 1965 - 1 Aug 1966)

53 Sqn (1 Jan 1966 - 23 May 1967)

10 Sqn (1 Jul 1966 - 23 May 1967) air element only

47 Sqn (1 Mar 1968 - 1 Feb 1971)

30 Sqn (1 May 1968 - 1 Feb 1971)

RLG for No 241 OCU (1 Jul 1970 - xx xxx)

No 4 (Advanced) FTS (24 Apr - 19 Jun 1972)

101 Sqn (26 Jul - Nov 1973)

7020th Air Base Group (1 Feb 1979 - xxx xxxx)

11th Strategic Group, USAF (Sep 1979 - xxx 1990)

Various detachments of KC-135s, B-52s and B-1Bs

Location

County: - Gloucestershire

Lat/Long:  51:40:53N  01:46:30W

Grid Ref:  SU154982

Height above sea level:  260ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 18 Jan 1944

No 38 Group (2 Mar - 20 Oct 1944 )

No 23 Group (20 Oct 1944 - 21 Oct 1945)

Transport Command (Sep 1947 - Dec 1948)

USAFE (1 Jul 1951 - Jun 1964)

Flying Training Command (Jun 1964 - Nov 1965

Air Support Command (Nov 1965 - 30 Apr 1971)

USAFE (1 Feb 1971 - Current)

Notes

Originally the site of the American 32nd Field Hospital from 16 September 1943

During WW2 Fairford was one of the airfields from which British glider-carried troops were launched on D-Day.

During the 1950s Fairford was one of the first overseas bases of US Strategic Air Command, first with B-29 aircraft, later B-47s and B-45 Tornados

The USAAF vacated in the 1960s when Fairford was used by BAC to complete and test the Concorde supersonic airliner.

This station hosts the annual Royal International Air Tattoo

Main units: -

RLG for No 3 (Pilots) AFU (Nov 1943 - 29 Mar 1944)

620 Sqn (18 Mar - 18 Oct 1944)

No 3144 Servicing Echelon (18 – 22 Mar 1944)

No 6620 Servicing Echelon (22 Mar – 16 Oct 1944)

190 Sqn (25 Mar - 14 Oct 1944)

Links to related sites/pages

Officers Commanding, Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Fairoaks

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 18 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School (1 Oct 1937 - 3 Sep 1939)

No 18 Elementary Flying Training School (3 Sep 1939 - 14 May 1947)

No 71 Group Communication Flt (25 Mar - 28 Jun 1941)

No 54 Group Communication Flt (1 May 1944 - 17 Jun 1946)

652 Sqn (29 Apr - 7 Jun 1944)

No 167 Gliding School (xxx 1945 - xxx 1948)

No 18 Refresher Flying School (14 May 1947 - 31 Jul 1953)

London University Air Sqn (15 Dec 1947 - 1 Dec 1949)

Location

County: - Surrey

Lat/Long:   51:20:53N  00:33:30W

Grid Ref -  TQ005623

Height Above Sea Level - 100 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1937

No 51 Group (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps Control Towers website,

RAF Fairwood Common

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

33 Sqn (12 - 18 Aug 1944)

No 6302 Servicing Echelon (30 Aug – 16 Sep 1944)

No 6331 (Norwegian) Servicing Echelon (16 Sep – 6 Oct 1944, 14 Mar – 2 Apr 1945)

No 6193 Servicing Echelon (18 Sep – 6 Oct 1944)

193 Sqn (18 Sep - 6 Oct 1944)

331 Sqn (19 Sep - 6 Oct 1944, 16 Mar - 2 Apr 1945)

403 Sqn (21 Sep - 3 Oct 1944)

No 6322 (Dutch) Servicing Echelon (10 – 17 Oct 1944)

No 2 (2nd TAF) Armament Practice Camp Servicing Unit (10 Dec 1944 - 7 Mar 1945)

322 Sqn (10 Oct - 1 Nov 1944, 11 - 31 Dec 1944)

345 Sqn (10 - 28 Oct 1944, 16 Mar - 2 Apr 1945)

485 Sqn (5 Nov - 25 Nov 1944)

198 Sqn (6 - 21 Nov 1944)

197 Sqn (25 Nov - 11 Dec 1944)

184 Sqn (1 - 11 Dec 1944)

268 Sqn (13 Jan - 9 Feb 1945)

No 6263 Servicing Echelon (13 Jan – 10 Feb 1945)

No 6066 Servicing Echelon (20 Feb – 16 Mar 1945)

No 6127 Servicing Echelon (20 Feb – 18 Apr 1945)

66 Sqn (21 Feb - 17 Mar 1945)

127 Sqn (21 Feb - 17 Mar 1945)

No 6340 (French) Servicing Echelon (xx – xx Mar 1945)

329 Sqn (Mar 1945, 14 Jul - 10 Aug 1945)

341 Sqn (Mar - 8 Apr 1945)

No 411 (2nd TAF) Armament Practice Camp Servicing Unit (7 - 16 Mar 1945)

No 418 (2nd TAF) Armament Practice Camp Servicing Unit (7 - 16 Mar 1945)

No 14 (2nd TAF) Armament Practice Camp Servicing Unit (16 Mar 1945 - xxx xxxx)

No 17 (2nd TAF) Armament Practice Camp Servicing Unit (16 Mar 1945 - xxx xxxx)

308 Sqn (26 Apr - 2 Jun 1945)

No 6308 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (26 Apr – 2 Jun 1945)

266 Sqn (27 Apr - 4 Jun 1945)

No 6266 Servicing Echelon (27 Apr – 4 Jun 1945)

222 Sqn (4 - 9 Jun 1945)

No 1 Armament Practice Station (1 Jul 1945 - May 1946)

91 Sqn (14 Jul - 18 Aug 1945)

No 6091 Servicing Echelon (14 Jul – 18 Aug 1945)

118 Sqn (11 Aug - 7 Sep 1945)

No 6118 Servicing Echelon (11 Aug – 8 Sep 1945)

65 Sqn (16 Aug - 6 Sep 1945)

No 6065 Servicing Echelon (13 Aug – 6 Sep 1945)

303 Sqn (17 Sep - 5 Oct 1945)

316 Sqn (17 Sep - 5 Oct 1945)

183 Sqn (8 Oct - 15 Nov 1945)

306 Sqn (8 Oct - 18 Nov 1945)

315 Sqn (19 Nov - 20 Dec 1945)

No 2 Fighter Command Servicing Unit (Nov 1945 - 1 May 1946)

74 Sqn (7 Jan - 15 Feb 1946)

247 Sqn (7 Jan - 16 Feb 1946)

691 Sqn (31 Jan - 11 Oct 1946)

124 Sqn (18 Feb - 20 Mar 1946)

No 6124 Servicing Echelon (18 Feb – 20 Mar 1946)

245 Sqn (18 Feb - 20 Mar 1946

595 Sqn (27 Apr - 21 Oct 1946)

No 70 Gliding School (xxx 1946 - Oct 1947)t

No 634 Volunteer Gliding School (1 May - 1 Oct 1964)

No 636 Volunteer Gliding School (1 Oct 1964 - 5 Oct 1996, 1 Dec 2001 - Current)

Location

County: - Glamorganshire (Gower)

Lat/Long:   51:36:08N  04:04:08W

Grid Ref -  SS568912

Height Above Sea Level - 272 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1941

No 10 Group (1944)

Closed - 1946

Notes

It is now Swansea Airport

Main Units: -

Swansea University Air Sqn (15 Jan 1941 - 15 Dec 1945, 12 Jan - 6 Jul 1946)

600 Sqn (17 - 27 Jun 1941)

504 Sqn (21 Jul - 11 Aug 1941)

Air-Sea Rescue Flt (4 Jul - 20 Oct 1941)

79 Sqn (14 Jun - 5 Dec 1941, 11 - 27 Dec 1941)

317 Sqn (27 Jun - 21 Jul 1941, 22 - 11 Dec 1944)

125 Sqn (24 Sep 1941 - 25 Jan 1942, 14 May 1942 - 15 Apr 1943)

312 Sqn (1 - 24 Jan 1942, 18 Apr - 2 May 1942)

No 615 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (23 Jan – 21 May 1942)

615 Sqn (24 Jan - 17 Mar 1942)

263 Sqn (10 Feb - 18 Apr 1942, 5 - 23 Jan 1944, 13 Jan - 10 Feb 1945)

402 Sqn (17 Mar - 14 May 1942)

No 3019 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (17 Mar – 14 May 1942)

421 Sqn (3 May - 14 Jun 1942, 28 Jun - 16 Aug 1942, 22 Aug - 8 Oct 1942, 10 - 21 Oct 1942, 24 - 26 Oct 1942 )

536 Sqn (27 Oct 1942 - 25 Jan 1943)

164 Sqn (29 Jan - 8 Feb 1943, 17 - 28 Dec 1944, 19 Nov - 5 Jan 1946, 20 Nov 1945 - 6 Jan 1946)

307 Sqn (15 Apr - 7 Aug 1943)

412 Sqn (8 Feb - 1 Mar 1943, 8 - 13 Apr 1943, 4 - 28 Feb 1944, 30 Mar - 7 Apr 1944)

264 Sqn (7 Aug  - 17 Nov1943)

No 1498 (Target Towing) Flt (12 Sep - 18 Oct 1943)

No 1487 (Fighter) Gunnery Flt (13 Sep - 18 Oct 1943)

No 11 Armament Practice Camp (18 Oct 1943 - 1 Jul 1945)

616 Sqn (16 Nov - 1 Dec 1943, 24 Apr - 16 May 1944)

456 Sqn (17 Nov 1943 - 29 Feb 1944)

302 Sqn (2 - 19 Dec 1943, 31 Aug - 16 Sep 1944)

'B' Section, No 3209 Servicing Commando (12 Dec 1943 - 1 Feb 1944)

610 Sqn (14 Dec 1943 - 4 Jan 1944, 23 - 30 Apr 1944)

137 Sqn (23 Jan - 4 Feb 1944)

609 Sqn (6 - 20 Feb 1944, 4 - 23 Jun 1945)

No 609 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (6 Feb - 20 Mar 1944)

131 Sqn (22 - 29 Feb 1944)

68 Sqn (1 Mar - 24 Jun 1944)

165 Sqn (1 - 7 Mar 1944)

132 Sqn (13 - 19 Mar 1944)

No 6068 Servicing Echelon (22 Mar – 22 Jun 1944)

401 Sqn (7 - 17 Apr 1944)

No 6401 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (8 – 18 Apr 1944)

411 Sqn (17 - 22 Apr 1944)

No 6616 Servicing Echelon (24 Apr – 16 May 1944)

41 Sqn (16 - 24 May 1944)

No 18 Armament Practice Camp (8 Aug 1944 - 1 Jul 1945)

No 6033 Servicing Echelon (10 - 18 Aug 1944)

257 Sqn (11 - 30 Aug 1944)

Detachments**

‘D’ Flt, 276 Sqn (21 Oct 1941 - 24 Apr 1944)

‘A’ Flt, 402 Sqn (8 - Dec 1941)

125 Sqn (25 Jan - 10 Feb 1942)

276 Sqn (Jan - Mar 1942)

No 1487 (Target Towing) Flt (Apr -  May 1942)

286 Sqn (Apr - May 1942)

No 1487 (Fighter) Gunnery Flt (May - Oct 1942, Feb 1943, Aug - 13 Sep 1943)

No 1418 Flt (14 May - 4 Jun 1942)

‘B’ Flt, 263 Sqn  (10 Feb - 14 Mar 1943)

124 Sqn (16 Jul - 20 Jul 1943)

19 Sqn (Sep - Mar 1943)

288 Sqn (Jan - Mar 1944)

285 Sqn (Mar - 19 Nov 1944)

‘C’ Flt , 595 Sqn (18 Nov 1944 - 14 Nov 1945)

577 Sqn (Nov 1944 - Jun 1945)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsOfficers Commanding, Fairwood Common Wing Leaders,

RAF Faldingworth

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

Detachment -No 1667 Heavy Conversion Unit (8 Aug - 8 Oct 1943)

No 1667 Heavy Conversion Unit (8 Oct 1943 - 19 Feb 1944)

‘C’ Flt, No 1 Lancaster Finishing School (21 Nov 1943 - 24 Jan 1944)

300 Sqn (1 Mar 1944 - 2 Jan 1947)

No 1546 Beam Approach Training  Flt (8 May 1944 - 9 Jan 1945)

No 6305 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (11 Oct – 25 Nov 1946)

305 Sqn (15 Oct 1946 - 6 Jan 1947)

Sub-site, No 93 Maintenance Unit (1 Feb 1949 - 1 Sep 1952, 1 Jul 1956 - 1 Oct 1957)

Sub-site, No 92 Maintenance Unit (1 Sep 1952 - 1 Jul 1956)

No 92 Maintenance Unit (1 Oct 1957 - 30 Nov 1972)

Location

County: - Lincolnshire

Lat/Long:   53:21:15N  00:26:30W

Grid Ref -  TF037849

Height Above Sea Level - 50 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1943

No 1 Group (1944)

Closed - 1972

Notes

It is now used by a contractor to the MoD for explosives development

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Bomber Command 60th Anniversary website,   Subterranea Britannica websiteRAF-Lincolnshire.info,

RAF Farnborough (South Farnborough)

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

No 1 Reserve Sqn (31 Jan - 7 Apr 1916)

70 Sqn (22 Apr - xxx 1916)

School for Wireless Operators (24 Aug 1916 - 18 Oct 1917)

Aircraft Repair Park (25 Nov 1916 - xxx 1919)

No 58 Training Sqn (xxx xxxx - 23 Jan 1917)

53 Sqn (11 Dec - 26 Dec 1916)

100 Sqn (23 Feb - 21 Mar 1917)

Officer Commanding Ferry Pilots (xx - 30 Apr 1917)

101 Sqn (12 Jul - 25 Jul 1917)

School of Photography, Maps & Reconnaissance (1 Oct 1917 - 16 Jun 1919)

No 1 (Training) Wireless Sch (8 Nov 1917 - 8 Mar 1919)

Royal Aircraft Establishment (1 Apr 1918 - 23 Mar 1994)

No 1 (Southern) Aircraft Repair Depot (12 Oct 1917 - 28 Jun 1919)

No 1(Training) Wireless School (8 Nov 1917 - 13 Nov 1918)

Reserve Depot (15 Jan - Feb 1918)

Photographic Flt (xxx - 9 Apr 1918)

RAF Photographic Centre (24 Apr - 16 Jun 1919)

Photographic Park (16 Jun - 23 Dec 1919)

School of Photography (23 Dec 1919 - Apr 1941)

HQ, No 1 Wing (5 Jan 1925 - 12 Apr 1926)

No 1 Gunnery Co-operation Flt (1 Apr - 6 May 1934, 23 Jun 1934 - 13 Jun 1935, xxx - 23 Sep 1935)

Research Dev Flt (within RAE) (xxx xxxx - 4 Sep 1939)

108 Sqn (19 Feb - 7 Jul 1937)

No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (11 Apr 1938 - 1 Oct 1942)†

No 22 Group Communication Flt (6 Oct 1939 - 1 Dec 1940)

No 70 Group Communication Flt (1 Dec 1940 - 17 Jul 1945)

No 1 School of Photography (Apr 1941 - 17 Mar 1947)

No 71 Group Communication Flt (28 Jun - 22 Aug 1941)

'H' Flt, No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit  (1 - 8 Jan 1942)

653 Sqn (8 Jul - 7 Sep 1942)

287 Sqn (Dec 1943 - xxx xxxx)

‘B ‘Flt, AFEE  (19 - xx Dec 1943)

Meteorological Research Flt (1 Sep 1946 - 18 Dec 1950, xxx 1952 - xxx 1994)

Empire Test Pilot School (12 Jul 1947 - 29 Jan 1968)

Met Research Flt Andover (xxx 1952 - xxx 1994)

Location

County: - Hampshire

Lat/Long:   51:16:33N  00:46:35W

Grid Ref -  SU856538

Height Above Sea Level - 220 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

No 24 Group (1944)

Closed -

Notes

This is probably the oldest military airfield site in the UK, being the home of the Balloon School, Balloon Factory, Royal Aircraft Factory and the Royal Aircraft Establishment and is now operated as TAG London Farnborough Airport.

† This unit operated flights at various locations throughout the country for summer camps.  These flights returned to Farnborough during the winter and often closed.  The distribution of these flights is shown in the relevant station entries.

Main units: -

Army Aircraft Factory (- 11 Apr 1912)

Royal Aircraft Factory (11 Apr 1912 - 1 Apr 1918)

1 Sqn (13 May 1912 - 14 Aug 1914)

2 Sqn (13 May 1912 - 26 Feb 1913, 5 - 13 Aug 1914, 27 Sep 1922 -17 Sep 1923)

4 Sqn (16 Sep 1912 - 14 Jun 1913, 30 Apr 1920 - 18 Sep 1922, 18 Sep 1923 - 23 Aug 1935, 16 Sep 1935 - 8 Aug 1936, 19 Sep 1936 - 16 Feb 1937)

5 Sqn (26 Jul 1913 - 28 May 1914)

6 Sqn (31 Jan - 28 May 1914, 2 Jul - 26 Sep 1914, 4 Oct - 6 Oct 1914)

7 Sqn (1 May - 8 Aug 1914, 29 Sep - 22 Oct 1914, 19 Nov -9 31 Dec 1919)

Headquarters Flt (Jun - Aug 1914)

Aircraft Park (Jun - 17 Aug 1914, 18 Aug 1914 - 22 Mar 1917)

Reserve Aeroplane Sqn (Aug - 12 Nov 1914)

Wireless Flt (xx - 12 Aug 1914)

No 1 Reserve Aeroplane Sqn (12 Nov 1914 - 7Apr 1916)

10 Sqn (1 Jan - 8 Jan 1915)

Wireless School (xxx 1915 - 24 Aug 1916, 18 Oct - 8 Nov 1917 )

No 4 Reserve Aeroplane Sqn (29 Jan - 1 Mar 1915)

15 Sqn (1 Mar - 13 Apr 1915

No 2 Aircraft Park (17 Mar - 13 Dec 1915)

Aircraft Park, Mesopotamia (1 - 16 Sep 1915)

31 Sqn (11 Oct - 27 Nov 1915)

Detachments**

GRU (Jun 1940 - xxx xxxx)

16 Sqn (Oct - Nov 1941)

No 7 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (14 Jun 1942 - 30 Nov 1943)

285 Sqn (Nov 1944 - Jan 1945)

290 Sqn (Aug - Dec 1944)

Links to related sites/pages

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

RAF Fassberg

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

3 Sqn (

5 Sqn (

11 Sqn (

14 Sqn (

16 Sqn (

18 Sqn (

24 Sqn (

26 Sqn (

27 Sqn (

30 Sqn (

33 Sqn (

46 Sqn (

53 Sqn (

56 Sqn (

62 Sqn (

77 Sqn (

80 Sqn (

98 Sqn (

112 Sqn (

118 Sqn (

130 Sqn (

174 Sqn (

266 Sqn (

340 Sqn (

341 Sqn (

345 Sqn (

349 Sqn (

350 Sqn (

401 Sqn (

402 Sqn (

411 Sqn (

412 Sqn (

416 Sqn (

421 Sqn (

443 Sqn (

451 Sqn (

453 Sqn (

616 Sqn (

 

Location

Country: - Germany

Lat/Long:  52:54:43N   10:11:03E

Height above sea level:  245 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Main Units: -

No 6056 Servicing Echelon (16 Apr – 21 Jun 1945, 23 Oct 1945 – 1 Apr 1946)

No 6003 Servicing Echelon (26 Apr – 21 Jun 1945, 23 Oct 1945 – 24 Jan 1946)

HQ, No 122 (Rocket Projectile) Wing (26 Apr - 21 Jun 1945)

No 6616 Servicing Echelon (26 Apr – 3 May 1945)

No 419 Repair & Salvage Unit (3 - 7 May 1945)

No 6350 (Belgian) Servicing Echelon (6 May – 21 Jun 1945, 29 Nov 1945 – 15 Oct 1946)

No 6130 Servicing Echelon (7 – 10 May 1945)

No 6132 Servicing Echelon (7 – 10 May 1945)

No 6274 Servicing Echelon (7 May – 24 Jun 1945)

No 6602 Servicing Echelon (7 – 10 May 1945)

HQ, No 126 Wing (13 May - 2 Jul 1945)

No 401 Air Sores Park (13 May - 4 Jul  1945)

No 6412 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (13 May – 5 Jun 1945)

No 6401 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (12 May – 23 Jun 1945)

No 6411 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (7 Jun – 5 Jul 1945)

No 6402 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (23 Jun – 1 Jul 1945)

No 6416 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (2 – 4 Jul 1945)

No 6421 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (2 – 8 Jul 1945)

No 6443 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (2 – 5 Jul 1945)

HQ, No 145 Wing (6 Jul - 26 Aug 1945)

No 6340 (French) Servicing Echelon (7 Jul – 21 Nov 1945)

No 6317 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (8 Jul – 25 Nov 1945)

No 6329 (French) Servicing Echelon (9 Jul – 8 Nov 1945)

No 420 Repair & Salvage Unit (xxx - 30 Sep 1945)

No 6451 (RAAF) Servicing Echelon (14 – 27 Sep 1945)

No 6453 (RAAF) Servicing Echelon (14 – 16 Sep 1945)

HQ, No 135 Wing (23 Oct 1945 - 2 Jan 1946, 17 Feb 1946 - 1 Dec 1947)

No 6033 Servicing Echelon (23 Oct 1945 – 1 Dec 1947)

No 6174 Servicing Echelon (26 Nov 1945 – 20 Apr 1946)

No 6349 (Belgian) Servicing Echelon (30 Nov 1945 – 15 Oct 1946)

No 412 Repair & Salvage Unit (xxx 1946 - 15 Dec 1947)

No 6026 Servicing Echelon (13 Apr – 7 May 1946, 17 Jun – 24 Sep 1946, 23 Oct 1946 – 19 Nov 1947)

No 6016 Servicing Echelon (1 May 1946 – 1 Dec 1947)

No 6014 Servicing Echelon (1 Nov 1950 – 23 Jun 1955)

No 3 Mobile Repair and Salvage Unit (1 Jan - 21 Jul 1952)

HQ, No 121 (Day Fighter) Wing (1 Apr 1953 - 1 Nov 1956)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Fatehjang

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

668 Sqn (

669 Sqn (

670 Sqn (

672 Sqn (

HQ, No 343 Wing (11 Nov 1944 - 27 Jul 1945)

No 24 Glider Servicing Echelon (22 Nov 1944 - 27 Jul 1945, 1 Nov 1945 - 15 Feb 1946)

No 21 Glider Servicing Echelon (29 Nov 1944 - 7 Feb 1945, 10 Apr - 27 Jul 1945, 1 Nov 1945 - 20 Mar 1946)

No 37 Glider Servicing Echelon (4 - xx Dec 1944, 4 Jan - 27 Jul 1945, 1 Nov 1945 - 15 Feb 1946)

No 25 Glider Servicing Echelon (10 Apr - 25 Oct 1945)

No 39 Glider Servicing Echelon (10 Apr - 27 Jul 1945, 1 Nov 1945 - 15 Feb 1946)

No 20 Glider Servicing Echelon (19 Apr 1945 - 20 Mar 1946)

No 38 Glider Servicing Echelon (1 Nov 1945 - 15 Feb 1946)

Location

Country: -  Pakistan

Lat/Long:  33:33:00N  72:37:48E

Height above sea level: 

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Main Units: -

No 22 Glider Servicing Echelon (22 Nov 1944 - 7 Feb 1945, 10 Apr - 27 Jul 1945)

No 23 Glider Servicing Echelon (22 Nov 1944 - 27 Jul 1945, 1 Nov 1945 - 15 Feb 1946)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Fauld

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 21 Maintenance Unit (1 Jun 1938 - 30 Sep 1960)

Location

County: - Staffordshire

Lat/Long:   52:50:49N  01:43:48W

Grid Ref - 

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

On 27 November 1944 between 3,500 and 4,000 tons of high explosive accidentally detonated causing the largest ever explosion on UK soil.  The casualty toil being 90 killed, missing or injured.

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsSecret Underground Cities websiteOfficers Commanding,

RAF Fayid

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

6 Sqn (

13 Sqn (

14 Sqn (

37 Sqn (

38 Sqn (

39 Sqn (

70 Sqn (

76 Sqn (

78 Sqn (

84 Sqn (

92 Sqn (

108 Sqn (

112 Sqn (

114 Sqn (

120 Sqn (

147 Sqn (

159 Sqn (

160 Sqn (

178 Sqn (

204 Sqn (

208 Sqn (

214 Sqn (

216 Sqn (

454 Sqn (

458 Sqn (

462 Sqn (

651 Sqn (

683 Sqn (

Location

Country: -  Egypt

Lat/Long:  30:19:44N  32:25:54E 

Height above sea level: 

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Main units: -

HQ, No 242 Wing (10 Feb - 12 Aug 1942)

No 122 Maintenance Unit (29 May - Nov 1942)

HQ, No 245 (Heavy Bomber) Wing (13 Aug - 16 Nov 1942)

No 5 ( Middle East) Aircraft Repair Unit (30 Aug 1942 - 11 May 1943)

No 36 Air Stores Park (27 Oct - 13 Nov 1942) (7 - 13 Nov at Fayid South)

No 63 Repair & Salvage Unit (18 Jan - 2 Jul 1943, 29 Nov 1943 - 7 Jan 1944)

No 2 Transport Aircraft Repair Unit (1 - 31 Mar 1944)

No 73 Operational Training Unit (11 Jun 1944 - 29 Sep 1945)

HQ, No 240 Wing (9 - 15 Sep 1945)

No 109 Maintenance Unit (Jul 1946)

No 205 Group Communication Flt (Dec 1946 - May 1949, 7 Jun 1952 - 21Aug 1948)

Mediterranean and Middle East Communication Sqn (May - 25 Oct 1947, 27 Oct 1947 - 15 Mar 1949)

No 1908 AOP Flt (15 May - 21 Aug 1948)

No 1910 AOP Flt (15 May - 21 Aug 1948)

Special Communication Sqn (19 Feb 1951 - 1 Sep 1952)

Middle East Air Force Special Communication Flt (1 Sep 1952 - 1 Dec 1954)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Suez Canal Zone website - photos,

RAF Fazakerley

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

 

Location

County: - Lancashire (Merseyside)

Lat/Long:   53:28:03N  02:55:12W

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,

RAF Felixstowe

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

261 Sqn (20 Aug 1918 - 13 Sep 1919)

No 337 (Flying Boat) Flt (15 Sep 1918 - 22 Jan 1919)

No 339 (Flying Boat) Flt (30 Sep 1918 - xxx 1919)

No 341 (Flying Boat) Flt (15 Oct 1918 - xxx 1919)

No 442 (Seaplane) Flt (15 Oct - Nov 1918)

No 342 (Flying Boat) Flt (Jan - xxx 1919)

76th (Operations) Wing (20 Aug - 1 Dec 1918)

No 4 Communication Sqn (6 Jan - Dec 1919)

'D' Boat Seaplane Training Flt (8 Aug 1918 - 9 Mar 1919)

'E' Boat Seaplane Training Flt (8 Aug 1918 - 9 Mar 1919)

Flying Boat Development Flt (1 May - xxx 1924, 22 Jun 1924 - 14 Mar 1932)

Marine Aircraft Experimental Unit (16 Jun 1924 - 21 Sep 1939, 1 Aug 1945 - 31 Mar 1953#)

High Speed Flt (xxx - xxx 1926, xxx Jul 1927, xxx - Jul 1927, xxx 1927 - 24 Feb 1928, Apr - 18 Sep 1928, Nov 1928 - 11 Mar 1929, Sep - xxx 1929, 13 Jan 1930 - 10 May 1931, 1 Mar - 15 Jun 1931, 5 - xxx Oct 1931)

Far East Flt (17 May - 14 Oct 1927)

210 Sqn (1 Mar - 15 Jun 1931)

Detachment - 203 Sqn (Mar 1931 - Aug 1935)

209 Sqn (1 May 1935 19 Sep 1937, 17 Dec 1937 29 Sep 1938, 8 Oct 1938 27 Aug 1939

No 85 Maintenance Unit (20 Oct 1941 - 30 Jun 1946)

10 Sqn RAAF (xxx 1942 - 23 Feb 1942)

No 26 Air/Sea Rescue Marine Craft Unit (28 Mar 1942 - 1 Nov 1945)

Target Towing Flt, No 3 Anti-Aircraft Practice Camp, Felixstowe (Mar - 5 May 1943)

Detachment - Special Installation Sqn (Jul 1943 - xxx xxxx)

No 33 Air/Sea Rescue Marine Craft Unit (29 May - 10 Dec 1945)

No 1103 Marine Craft Base Unit (Dec 1945 - 1 Jul 1946)

No 1103 Marine Craft Unit (1 Jul 1946 - 31 May 1959

No 1 Marine Craft Training School (Feb 1947 - 29 Jan 1948)

‘B’ Flt, 22 Sqn  (16 May 1956 1 Jun 1961)

Location

County: - Suffolk

Lat/Long:   51:56:42N  01:19:30E

Grid Ref - 

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

#When the RAF disbanded in 1953 the civilian manned unit continued in existence until August 1954.

Main units: -

Seaplane Experimental Station, Felixstowe (1 Apr 1918 - 8 Jan 1919)

No 327 (Flying Boat) Flt (May 1918 - Jun 1919)

No 328 (Flying Boat) Flt (May 1918 - Jun 1919)

No 329 (Flying Boat) Flt (30 May 1918 - Jun 1919)

No 330 (Flying Boat) Flt (30 May 1918 - Jun 1919)

No 333 (Flying Boat) Flt (31 May 1918 - Jun 1919)

No 334 (Flying Boat) Flt (31 May 1918 - Jun 1919)

No 335 (Flying Boat) Flt (15 Jun 1918 - 1 Jan 1919

No 336 (Flying Boat) Flt (31 Jul 1918 - 22 Jan 1919)

America School (xxx 1918 - xxx xxxx)

'C' Boat Seaplane Training Flt (8 Aug 1918 - 9 Mar 1919)

70th (Operations) Wing (20 Aug 1918 - 1 May 1919)

230 Sqn (Aug 1918 - 7 May 1922)

231 Sqn (Aug 1918 - 7 Jul 1919)

232 Sqn (Aug 1918 - 5 Jan 1919)

247 Sqn (20 Aug 1918 - 22 Jan 1919)

259 Sqn (Aug 1918 - 13 Sep 1919)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, FAA Archive WebsiteCommanding Officers,

RAF Feltwell

Station badge - RAF Feltwell

Main units (continued): -

New Zealand Flt (12 Feb - 4 Apr 1940)

75 Sqn (4 Apr 1940 - 15 Aug 1942)

No 76 Wing (xx - 24 Jun 1940)

57 Sqn (20 Nov 1940 - 4 Sep 1942)

No 1519 Beam Approach Training Flt (Dec 1941 - 3 Jul 1945)

464 Sqn (15 Aug 1942 - 3 Apr 1943)

487 Sqn (15 Aug 1942 - 3 Apr 1943)

192 Sqn (5 Apr - 25 Nov 1943)

No 20 Heavy Glider Maintenance Section (16 Aug 1943 - 15 Mar 1944)

Bombing Development Unit (6 Apr - 13 Sep 1943, 25 Feb - Oct 1945)

No 1473 (Special Duties) Flt (14 Sep - 28 Nov 1943)

No 3 Lancaster Finishing School (21 Nov 1943 - 31 Jan 1945)

No 2724 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1943 - xxx xxxx)

No 2736 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1943 - xxx xxxx)

Gee-H Training Unit (29 Dec 1944 - 5 Jun 1945)

Bomber Command Radar School (29 Dec 1944 - Sep 1946)

No 1688 Bomber (Defence) Training Flt (25 Feb 1945 - 19 Mar 1946)

No 3 Service Flying Training School (Apr 1946 - 9 Apr 1947)

No 3 Flying Training School (9 Apr 1947 - 31 May 1958)

651 Sqn (HQ, 1903 & 1913 Flts) (4 Apr - 1 Sep 1957)

77 Sqn (1 Sep 1958 - 10 Jul 1963)

Radio Training Sqn (Mar 1956 - 1 Oct 1966)

Bomber Command Strategic Missile School (3 Jan 1961 - 30 Nov 1962) (see Photo below)

RAF Officer Cadet Training Unit (1 Sep 1963 - 1 Oct 1965)

Location

County: - Norfolk

Lat/Long:  52:28:45N  00:31:00E

Grid Ref: TL712898

Height above sea level: 50 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1915

No 3 Group (1944)

Closed - 1963

Notes

It was used for storing Horsa gliders from 1943 until the invasion of North West Europe

Main units: -

No 7 Training Depot Station (1 Nov 1917 - 22 Apr 1919)

Midland Area Flying Instructors School (22 Apr - 18 Oct 1919)

100th Aero Sqn, USAAS (xxx 1918 - xxx xxxx)

Northern Area Flying Instructors School (18 Oct - 27 Nov 1919)

214 Sqn (19 Apr 1937 - 3 Sep 1939)

37 Sqn (26 Apr 1937 - 13 Nov 1940)

Detachments**

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

Links to related sites/pages

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

Photograph at the Bomber Command Strategic Missile School at RAF Feltwell, courtesy Maureen Teulier (her father is one of the officers seated at the front)

RAF Fersfield

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

Detachment - 98 Sqn (Apr - Sep 1945)

Detachment - 226 Sqn (22 Apr - 20 Sep 1945)

No 6226 Servicing Echelon (22 Apr – 20 Sep 1945)

No 416 Repair & Salvage Unit (30 Apr - 30 Sep 1945)

605 Sqn (1 Jun - Jul 1945)

180 Sqn (7 - 14 Jun 1945)

107 Sqn (3 - 10 Jul 1945)

140 Sqn (9 - 12 Jul 1945, 19 Sep - 10 Nov 1945)

No 6140 Servicing Echelon (9 – 12 Jul 1945, 19 – 20 Sep 1945)

Detachment - 613 Sqn (28 Jul - 7 Aug 1945)

No 2 Group Disbandment Centre (1 Aug - 31 Dec 1945)

Detachment - 69 Sqn (7 - xx Aug 1945)

No 2 Group Training Flt (xxx xxxx - 31 Dec 1945)

No 417 Repair & Salvage Unit (30 Apr - 23 Dec 1946)

Location

County: - Norfolk

Lat/Long:   52:25:23N  01:03:15E

Grid Ref -  TM080850

Height Above Sea Level - 175 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1944

USAAF (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

Main units: -

Detachment - 562nd Bomb Sqn, USAAF (12 Jul 1944 - Jan 1945)

No 2 Group Support Unit (14 Dec 1944 - 1 Aug 1945)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps Control Towers website,

RAF Filey Camp

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 1 RAF Regiment School (27 Feb 1942 - Feb 1943)

No 3 RAF Regiment School ( Feb 1943 - xxx 1945)

No 21 Air Crew Holding Unit (15 Jan - 22 Feb 1944)

No 2 Wing, The Air Crew Officers School (8 Feb - 19 May 1944)

No 5 Anti-Aircraft Practice Camp, Filey (xxx xxxx - xxx xxxx)

Location

County: - East Yorkshire

Lat/Long:   54:10:48N  00:16:48W

Grid Ref - 

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1939

 (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

It was built as a Butlins Holiday Camp just before WW2 but was almost immediately requisitioned by the Air Ministry.  It reverted to its original purpose in 1945 but was closed in 1983 and has been extensively redeveloped.

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Filey Town

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 23 (French) Initial Training Wing (1 Oct 1943 - 27 Nov 1944)

No 4 (French) Air Crew Reception Centre (25 Oct 1943 - Dec 1944)

Location

County: - East Yorkshire (North Yorkshire)

Lat/Long:   54:12:36N  00:17:20W

Grid Ref - 

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

 (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Filton

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 2 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School (xxx 1935 3 Sep 1939)

No 10 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School (1 Jan - 10 Feb 1936)

Detachment - 1 Sqn (May 1937)

No 2 Ferry Pilot Pool (formed) 16 Jan 1939 1 Apr 1940)

No 2 Elementary Flying Training School (3 Sep 1939 - 3 Aug 1940)

25 Sqn (15 Sep - 4 Oct 1939)

263 Sqn (2 Oct 1939 - 24 Apr 1940, 10 Apr - 7 Aug 1941)

Detachment - 42 Sqn (28 Mar -  xxx 1940)

No 4 Ferry Pilot Pool (1 - 27 Apr 1940)

No 8 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (29 Apr - 6 Aug 1940)

145 Sqn (9 May - 10 May 1940)

236 Sqn (25 May - 14 Jun 1940)

No 7 Radio Maintenance Unit Calibration Flt  (1 Jul - 20 Oct 1940)

504 Sqn (26 Sep -18 Dec 1940)

No 76 Wing Calibration Flt (17 Feb 1941 - 15 Jun 1943)

118 Sqn (20 Feb -7 Apr 1941)

Bristol University Air Sqn (25 Feb 1941 - 15 Jul 1946, 1 Dec 1950 - 6 Mar 1992)

No 10 Group Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Flt (5 May - 17 Nov 1941)

No 78 Wing Calibration Flt (25 May - 15 Jul 1941)

No 10 Group Target Towing Flt (Oct - Nov 1941)

286 Sqn (17 Nov 1941 - 24 Jan 1942)

Detachment - 116 Sqn (Dec 1941 - xxx xxxx)

No 4 Flt, Overseas Aircraft Preparation Unit (Dec 1941 - 1 Dec 1942)

No 2 Flt, Ferry Training Unit (16 Jun - 31 Jul 1942)

No 2 Overseas Aircraft Preparation Unit (1 Dec 1942 - 5 Jul 1944)

528 Sqn (28 Jun 1943 - 15 May 1944)

Centaurus Flt (15 Oct 1943 - 30 Sep 1945)

No 2 Aircraft Preparation Unit (5 Jul 1944 - 1 Jul 1945)

No 15 Ferry Unit (1 Jul - 10 Oct 1945)

No 12 Refresher Flying School (1 Apr 1948 - 31 Mar 1953)

Detachment - 608 Sqn (Nov 1950)

No 3 Air Experience Flt (8 Sep 1958 - Jun 1989)

Location

County: - Gloucestershire (Avon)

Lat/Long:   51:31:11N  02:34:40W

Grid Ref -  ST600804

Height Above Sea Level - 210 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

No 44 Group (1944)

Closed -

Notes

It was originally the established by the Bristol and Colonial Aircraft Co.and is was owned and operated until recently by BAe Systems but has now been sold for redevelopment

Main Units: -

20 Sqn (15 Dec 1915 - 16 Jan 1916)

33 Sqn (12 Jan - 18 Mar 1916)

42 Sqn (1 Apr - 8 Aug 1916)

19 Sqn (4 Apr - 30 Jul 1916)

66 Sqn (30 Jun - 2 Jul 1916, 30 Jul 1916 - 18 Mar 1917)

62 Sqn (8 Aug 1916 - 17 Jul 1917)

No 55 Reserve Sqn (15 - 22 Nov 1916)

No 51 Reserve Sqn (30 Dec 1916 - 8 Jan 1918)

No 35 Reserve Sqn (1 - 16 Feb 1917)

Bristol Aircraft Acceptance Park (22 Mar - 10 Dec 1917)

No 5 Aircraft Acceptance Park (10 Dec 1917 - 11 Oct 1919)

121 Sqn (10 Aug - 17 Aug 1918)

101 Sqn (16 Mar - 31 Dec 1919)

501 Sqn (14 Jun 1929 - 28 Nov 1939, 17 Dec - 9 Apr 1941, 10 May 1946 - 10 Mar 1957)

No 2 Ferry Pilots Pool (16 Jan 1939 - 1 Apr 1940)

No 4 (Continental) Ferry Pilots Pool (1 - 27 Apr 1940)

No 8 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (29 Apr - 5 Aug 1940)

HQ No 110 (Anti Aircraft Co-operation) Wing (3 May 1940 - 5 May 1941)

Reserve School (28 May 1923  xxx 1935)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsBattle of Britain Anniversary website Control Towers website,

RAF Finningley

Station badge - RAF Finningley

Main units (continued): -

No 1 Group Communications Flt (29 Jan - 14 Apr 1943, Nov - Dec 1945, Jan 1946 - 26 Jul 1947, 1 Oct 1947 - 11 Feb 1948, 31 Mar 1952 - 17 May 1954, 26 Aug 1957 - 1 Oct 1964)

No 1521 Beam Approach Training Flt (15 Mar - 23 Apr 1943)

No 18 Operational Training Unit (27 Mar 1943 - 30 Jan 1945)

Night Bomber Tactical School/Unit (Dec 1944 - Dec 1945)

Bomber Command Instructors' School (5 Dec 1944 - 22Jan 1947)

RAF Central Night Vision Training School (xxx 1945 - 1 Mar 1946)

No 64 Group Communications Flt (10 Sep 1946 - 22 May 1947)

616 Sqn (10 May 1946 - 23 May 1955)

No 64 Group Communication Flt, (10 Sep 1946 - 22 May 1947)

No 21 Operational Training Unit (25 Nov 1946 - 15 Mar 1947)

No 202 Advanced Flying School (15 Mar - 1 Dec 1947)

No 1 (Pilot) Refresher Flying Unit (10 Jan 1948 - 1 Jun 1949)

No 2 (Pilot) Refresher Flying Unit (8 Mar - 1 Apr 1948)

Flying Refresher School (1 Jun 1949 - 1 Apr 1951)

No 101 Refresher Flying School (1 Apr 1951 - 1 Feb 1952)

No 215 Advanced Flying School (1 Feb 1952 - 31 May 1954)

101 Sqn (15 Oct 1957 - 26 Jun 1961)

18 Sqn (17 Dec 1958 - 31 Mar 1963)

Bomber Command Development Unit (1 Mar 1960 - 30 Apr 1968)

No 230 Operational Conversion Unit (18 Jun 1961 - 8 Dec 1969)

Electronic Counter Measures Modification Centre (30 Sep 1963 - Dec 1970)

Strike Command Development Unit (30 Apr - 12 Dec 1968)

No 1 Group Standardisation Unit (28 Aug 1968 - Sep 1969)

No 6 Flying Training School (1 May 1970 - 31 Mar 1996)

Air Electronics and Air Engineer School (26 Oct 1973 - 16 Jun 1983)

Yorkshire Universities Air Sqn (11 Aug 1975 - Oct 1995)

No 9 Air Experience Flt (11 Aug 1975 - 1 Apr 1996)

HQ, 22 Sqn (26 Jan 1976 - 1 Dec 1992)

HQ, 202 Sqn (1 Sep 1976 - 1 Dec 1992)

Search & Rescue Wing (1 Sep 1976 - 1 Dec 1992)

Multi-Engined Training Sqn (30 Apr 1979 - 1 Jul 1992)

Air Electronics, Engineer  & Loadmaster School (16 Jun 1983 - 1 Jan 1997)

No 45 (Reserve) Sqn (1 Jul 1992 - 1 Oct 1995)

100 Sqn (1 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1995)

Joint Forward Air Controller Training & Standards Unit (xxx - 1 Oct 1995)

Location

County: - West Yorkshire (South Yorkshire)

Lat/Long:  53:29:00N  01:00:15W

Grid Ref: SK663785

Height above sea level: 30 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1936

No 91 Group (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Now operated as Robin Hood International Airport.

Main units: -

7 Sqn (3 Sep 1936 - 1 Sep 1939, 15 - 23 Sep 1939, 30 Apr - 20 May 1940)

102 Sqn (3 Sep 1936 - 7 Jul 1937)

76 Sqn (12 Apr 1937 - 23 Sep 1939)

77 Sqn (14 Jun  - 7 Jul 1937)

No 5 Group Pool (14 - 23 Sep 1939)

106 Sqn (6 Oct 1939 - 22 Feb 1941)

No 5 Group Target Towing Flt (Oct 1939 - xxx 1940)

98 Sqn (19 Mar - 16 Apr 1940)

12 Sqn (15 Jun - 3 Jul 1940)

No 5 Group Training Flt (25 Feb - Mar 1941)

No 7 Blind Approach Training Flt (18 Jan - Oct 1941)

No 1507 Beam Approach Training Flt (18 Oct 1941 - 13 Mar 1943)

No 25 Operational Training Unit (1 Mar 1941 - 1 Feb 1943)

No 716 (Ground Defence) Sqn (19 Dec 1941 - 1 Feb 1942)

No 2716 Sqn RAF Regiment (1 Feb 1942 - xxx xxxx)

RLG for No 18 Operational Training Unit (25 Jan - 27 Mar 1943)

Detachments**

No 6 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (12 Jul - Nov 1941)

No 7 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (Mar 1942)

No 1685 Bomber (Defence) Training Flt (21 Jul - 21 Aug 1944)

Links to related sites/pages

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

RAF Firbeck

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

RLG for No 1 (Polish) Flying Training School (xxx xxxx - xxx xxxx)

613 Sqn (7 Sep 1940 - 8 Jul 1941)

RLG for No 25 Elementary Flying Training School (Jul 1941 - 1 Nov 1945)

4 Sqn 4 - 23 Jul 1941)

2 Sqn (19 - 23 Jul 1941)

654 Sqn (15 Sep - 20 Nov 1942)

659 Sqn (30 Apr - 17 Aug 1943)

No 28 Gliding School (xxx 1944 - Jan 1946)

No 24 Gliding School May 1946 - Feb 1948)

Location

County: - West Yorkshire (South Yorkshire)

Lat/Long:   53:23:15N  01:09:45W

Grid Ref -  SK555892

Height Above Sea Level - 200 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1940

No 21 Group (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Fiskerton

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

49 Sqn (2 Jan 1943 - 16 Oct 1944)

No 1514 Beam Approach Training Flt (2 Jan 1944 - 9 Jan 1945)

Detachment - No 1690 (Bomber) Defence Training Flt (11 Aug - 21 Sep 1944)

Detachment - 141 Sqn (4 Sep 1944 - 19 Jun 1945)

576 Sqn (31 Oct 1944 - 13 Sep 1945)

150 Sqn (1 - 22 Nov 1944)

‘C’ Flt, 625 Sqn (6 Apr - 7 Oct 1945)

Sub-site, No 61 Maintenance Unit (20 Nov 1945 - xxx xxxx)

Sub-site, No 93 Maintenance Unit (30 Nov 1948 - xxx xxxx)

Location

County: - Lincolnshire

Lat/Long:   53:14:30N  00:25:45W

Grid Ref -  TF045730

Height Above Sea Level - 40 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1943

No 1 Group (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsBomber Command 60th Anniversary websiteRAF-Lincolnshire.infoCommanding OfficersMartin Nichol's website

RAF Flowerdown

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 1 (Training) Wireless School (13 Nov 1918 - 8 Mar 1919)

No 1 (Training) Wireless School Sqn (8 Mar - 23 Dec 1919)

Electrical and Wireless School (23 Dec 1919 -

Location

County: - Hampshire

Lat/Long:   51:03:36N  01:20:42W Approx

Grid Ref - 

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Ford

No Badge authorised

Main units (Ford) (continued): -

HQ, No 122 Airfield (15 - 19 Apr 1944)

No 6065 Servicing Echelon (15 Apr – 4 Jun 1944, 15 – 25 Jun 1944)

19 Sqn (15 Apr - 12 May 1944, 15 - 25 Jun 1944)

65 Sqn (15 Apr - 14 May 1944, 15 - 25 Jun 1944)

122 Sqn (15 Apr - 14 May 1944, 15 - 26 Jun 1944)

No 6122 Servicing Echelon (15 Apr – 14 May 1944, 15 – 26 Jun 1944)

No 405 Repair & Salvage Unit (16 Apr - 13 Jun 1944)

No 3209 Servicing Commando (16 - 30 Apr 1944)

132 Sqn (18 Apr - 25 Jun 1944)

453 Sqn (18 Apr - 25 Jun 1944

602 Sqn (18 Apr - 25 Jun 1944)

No 6132 Servicing Echelon (18 Apr - 13 Aug 1944)

No 6453 (RAAF) Servicing Echelon (18 Apr – 25 Jun 1944)

No 6602 Servicing Echelon (18 Apr – 25 Jun 1944)

HQ, No 125 Airfield (4 - 12 May)

No 15 Sector (12 May - 13 Jun 1944)

HQ, No 125 Wing (12 May - 17 Jun 1944)

441 Sqn (14 May - 15 Jun 1944)

442 Sqn (14 May 1944 15 Jun 1944

443 Sqn (14 May - 15 Jun 1944)

No 6441 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (14 May – 15 Jun 1944)

HQ, No 144 Wing (15 May - 4 Jun 1944)

No 6442 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (15 May – 15 Jun 1944)

No 6443 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (15 May – 15 Jun 1944)

HQ, No 122 (Rocket Projectile) Wing (18 - 23 Jun 1944)

No 6096 Servicing Echelon (20 Jun – 23 Sep 1944)

129 Sqn (24 Jun - 8 Jul 1944)

No 6129 Servicing Echelon (24 Jun – 8 Jul 1944)

No 6315 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (25 Jun – 10 Jul 1944)

HQ, No 133 Wing (26 Jun - 9 Jul 1945)

315 Sqn (26 Jun - 10 Jul 1944)

306 Sqn (27 Jun - 9 Jul 1944)

No 6306 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (27 Jun – 8 Jul 1944)

No 18 (Polish) Sector (29 Jun - 8 Jul 1944)

HQ, No 131 Wing (16 - 22 Jul 1944)

302 Sqn (16 Jul - 3 Aug 1944)

308 Sqn (16 Jul - 3 Aug 1944)

317 Sqn (16 Jul - 3 Aug 1944)

No 6302 Servicing Echelon (16 Jul - 4 Aug 1944)

No 6317 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (16 Jul – 4 Aug 1944)

No 6308 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (16 Jul – 4 Aug 1944)

66 Sqn (12 - 20 Aug 1944)

127 Sqn (12 - 20 Aug 1944)

331 Sqn (12 - 20 Aug 1944)

332 Sqn (12 - 20 Aug 1944)

No 6066 Servicing Echelon (12 – 20 Aug 1944)

No 6127 Servicing Echelon (12 – 20 Aug 1944)

HQ, No 132 Wing (13 - 21 Aug 1944)

No 6331 (Norwegian) Servicing Echelon (13 Aug – 1 Sep 1944)

Fighter Interception Development Unit (4 Sep - 16 Oct 1944)

746 Sqn FAA (1 Oct 1944 - 23 Aug 1945)

Fighter Interception Development Sqn (16 Oct 1944 - 15 Jul 1945)

Night Fighter Development Wing (16 Oct 1944 - 15 Jul 1945)

RLG for Central Fighter Establishment (15 Jan - 15 Jul 1945)

No 8 Fighter Command Servicing Unit (19 Feb - Aug 1945)

Night Fighter Training Sqn (xxx - 15 Jul 1945)

No 161 Gliding School (xxx - Dec 1946)

Location

County: - Sussex

Lat/Long:   50:48:53N  00:35:00W

Grid Ref -  SU995029

Height Above Sea Level - 20 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1918

Transferred to Admiralty - 29 May 1939

No 11 Group (1944)

Closed - 1958

Notes

Although Ford was transferred to Admiralty control in 1939, it continued to be used by the RAF.  The listing below does not show the Naval units after this transfer

Main units (Ford Junction): -

148 Sqn (1 Mar - 20 Mar 1918)

149 Sqn (3 Mar - 2 Jun 1918)

HQ, No 18 Wing (7 Aug - 1 Oct 1919)

92nd Aero Sqn, USAAC (Sep - 15 Nov 1918)

140th Aero Sqn, USAAC (Sep - 15 Nov 1918)

326th Aero Sqn, USAAC (Sep - 15 Nov 1918)

Night Bombardment Training School, USAAC (Sep - 15 Nov 1918)

144 Sqn (15 Dec 1918 - 4 Feb 1919)

215 Sqn (2 Feb - 18 Oct 1919)

10 Sqn (17 Feb - 31 Dec 1919)

97 Sqn (4 Mar - 19 Jul 1919)

115 Sqn (4 Mar - 18 Oct 1919)

No 50 Training Sqn (Jul - 6 Dec 1919)

22 Sqn (1 Sep - 31 Dec 1919)

Main units (Ford): -

4 Sqn (23 Aug - 16 Sep 1935, 8 Aug - 19 Sep 1936)

School of Naval Co-operation (29 Dec 1937 - 24 May 1939)

Royal Navy Observers School (1 Dec 1938 - 24 May 1939)

23 Sqn (12 Sep 1940 - 6 Aug 1942)

No 11 Group Target Towing Flt (xx - 25 Oct 1941)

Fighter Interception Unit (26 Jan 1941 - 3 Apr 1944, 23 - 31 Aug 1944)

287 Sqn (May 1942 - 9 Apr 1944)

No 605 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (7 Jun 1942 – 15 Mar 1943)

174 Sqn (14 Jun - 11 Jul 1942, 14 - xx Aug 1942)

141 Sqn (10 Aug 1942 - 18 Jan 1943)

604 Sqn (18 Feb - 24 Apr 1943)

16 Sqn (26 Feb - 13 Mar 1943)

170 Sqn (28 Feb - 13 Mar 1943)

No 604 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (13 – 24 Apr 1943)

No 3208 Servicing Commando (4 Oct 1943 - 24 Apr 1944)

No 616 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (19 – 22 Nov 1943)

No 1 Refuelling and Re-arming Party (21 Feb - 5 Mar 1944)

456 Sqn (29 Feb - 30 Dec 1944)

418 Sqn (14 Mar - 8 Apr 1943)

96 Sqn (14 - 25 Apr 1943, 20 Jun - 24 Sep 1944)

256 Sqn (24 Apr - 25 Aug 1943)

605 Sqn (7 Jun - 14 Mar 1943)

29 Sqn (3 Sep 1943 - 29 Feb 1944)

611 Sqn (19 - 22 Nov 1943)

No 6418 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (22 Mar – 7 Apr 1944)

No 6453 (RAAF) Servicing Echelon (22 Mar – 30 Dec 1944)

No 6019 Servicing Echelon (23 Mar – 15 May 1944, 15 – 25 Jun 1944)

HQ, No 15 Wing (15 Apr - 12 May 1944)

Detachments**

107 Sqn (May 1941 - Jan 1942)

26 Sqn (13 - 14 Jun 1941)

43 Sqn (Oct - Dec 1941)

175 Sqn (30 Jun - 7 Jul 1942)

88 Sqn (Jul - Aug 1942, Oct 1942)

48th Fighter Sqn, USAAF (11 - 27 Oct 1942)

No 1488 (Fighter) Gunnery Flt (1 Feb 1943 - xxx xxxx)

400 Sqn (23 Jul - 20 Sep 1943)

141 Sqn (6 Sep 1943 - xxx xxxx)

‘A’ Flt, 464 Sqn (16 Nov -  Dec 1943)

19 Sqn (Feb - xxx 1944)

415 Sqn (6 May 1944 - xxx xxxx)

96 Sqn (4 - 20 Jun 1944)

422nd Night Fighter Sqn, USAAF (15 - 26 Jul 1944)

288 Sqn (xxx - Nov 1944)

287 Sqn (Nov - xxx 1944)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsBattle of Britain Anniversary website FAA Archive Website Atlantikwall website

RAF Foulsham

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

98 Sqn (15 Oct 1942 - 18 Aug 1943)

180 Sqn (19 Oct 1942 - 18 Aug 1943)

Detachment - No 1508 Beam Approach Training Flt (xx - xx Jun 1943)

514 Sqn (1 Sep - 23 Nov 1943)

No 1678 Heavy Conversion Unit (16 Sep - 23 Nov 1943)

No 12 Heavy Glider Maintenance Section (16 Sep 1943 - 15 Mar 1944)

192 Sqn (25 Nov 1943  - 22 Aug 1945)

No 1473 (Special Duties) Flt (12 Dec 1943 - 1 Feb 1944)

Bomber Support Development Unit (17 Apr - 23 Dec 1944)

462 Sqn (29 Dec 1944 - 24 Sep 1945)

Detachment - Radio Warfare Establishment (Sep - Oct 1945)

Sub-site, No 16 Maintenance Unit (10 Nov 1945 - 31 Oct 1948)

No 99 Maintenance Unit (1 Dec 1951 - 1 Feb 1954)

Location

County: - Norfolk

Lat/Long:   52:48:00N  01:00:30E

Grid Ref -  TG028269

Height Above Sea Level - 190 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1942

No 100 Group (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps Control Towers website,

RAF Fowlmere

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

No 31 Training Depot Station (1 Sep 1918 - 14 Mar 1919)

No 31 Training School (14 Mar 1919 - 26 Apr 1920)

19 Sqn (25 Jun - 3 Jul 1940, 24 Jul - 30 Oct 1940, 6 Feb - 16 Aug 1941)

Detachment - 266 Sqn (Jun  - xxx 1941)

133 Sqn (3 Oct - 8 Oct 1941)

154 Sqn (17 Nov 1941 - 12 Mar 1942, 5 Apr - 7 May 1942)

174 Sqn (9 Jul - 12 Jul 1942)

Detachment - 175 Sqn (9 Jul - 12 Jul 1942)

111 Sqn (27 Sep - 20 Oct 1942)

655 Sqn (24 Feb - 14 Mar 1943)

167 Sqn (5 - 13 Mar 1943)

264 Sqn (5 Mar - 13 Mar 1943)

411 Sqn (5 Mar - 12 Mar 1943)

421 Sqn (10 Mar - 12 Mar 1943)

2 Sqn (20 Mar - 27 Apr 1943)

74 Wing Calibration Flt (2 Apr - 18 Jun 1943)

527 Sqn (18 Jun - 2 Jul 1943)

Air Fighting Demonstration Sqn (27 Nov - 25 Mar 1943)

339th Fighter Group, USAAF (5 Apr 1944  - Oct 1945)

Location

County: - Cambridgeshire

Lat/Long:   52:04:30N  00:03:45E

Grid Ref -  TL415446

Height Above Sea Level - 100 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1940

USAAF (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

Main units: -

124 Sqn (1 Mar - 10 Aug 1918)

125 Sqn (1 Mar - 1 Aug 1918)

126 Sqn (1 Mar - 17 Aug 1918)

15 Sqn (15 Feb - 31 Dec 1919)

16 Sqn (12 Feb - 31 Dec 1919)

21 Sqn (18 Feb - 1 Oct 1919)

‘C’ and ‘D’ Flts, 165th Aero Sqn, USAAS (17 Jul 1918 - xxx xxxx)

No 5 Training Sqn Castle (10 Aug - 1 Sep 1918)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps Control Towers website,

RAF Framlingham

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

95th Bomb Group, USAAF (12 May - 15 Jun 1943)

390th Bomb Group, USAAF (14 Jul 1943 - 4 Aug 1945)

 

Location

County: - Suffolk

Lat/Long:   52:11:38N  01:24:30E

Grid Ref -  TM330608

Height Above Sea Level - 140 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1943

USAAF (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps Control Towers website,

RAF Full Sutton

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

77 Sqn (15 May 1944 - 31 Aug 1945)

Detachment  - 231 Sqn (1 Dec 1945 - 15 Jan 1946)

231 Sqn (16 Jan - 28 Mar 1946)

No 4 Group Communication Flt (3 Jul 1945 - 31 Dec 1946)

No 1699 Heavy Conversion Unit (Lancastrian Flt) (15 Jan - 1 Apr 1946)

No 30 Air Crew Holding Unit (15 Apr - 31 Dec 1946)

No 1552 Radio Aids Training Flt E(29 Jul - 26 Oct 1946)

No 103 Flying Refresher School (16 May - 20 Nov 1951)

No 207 Advanced Flying School (20 Nov 1951 - 1 Jun 1954)

207 Flying Training Sshool (1 Jun - 12 Aug 1954)

RLG for 8 Flying Training School (21 Jul 1954 - 1 Jun 1955)

RLG for No 1 Flying Training School (2 Dec 1957 - 6 Jul 1959)

102 Sqn (1 Aug 1959 - 27 Apr 1963)

Location

County: - East Yorkshire

Lat/Long:   53:58:45N  00:52:00W

Grid Ref -  SE745545

Height Above Sea Level - 50 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1944

No 4 Group (1944)

Closed - 1963

Notes

It is now an industrial site, a flying club and the site of a HM Prison

Links to related sites/pages

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

RAF Fylingdales

Station Badge - RAF Fylingdales

Main units: -

Ballistic Missile Early Warning Station (BEMWS)

Location

County: - North Yorkshire

Lat/Long:  54:21:42N  00:40:11W

Operational Control: -

No 3 Group (xxxx - Current)

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Commanding Officers, Aerial photo on Google Maps,

[Fairford | Fairlop | Fairoaks | Fairwood Common | Faldingworth | Faraid Head | Farnborough | Fassberg | Fatehjang | Fauld | Fayid | Fazakerley | Felixstowe | Feltwell | Fersfield | Filey Camp | Filey Town | Filton | Finmere | Finningley | Firbeck | Fiskerton | Flowerdown | Folkingham | Ford | FordounForres | Foulsham | Fowlmere | Framlingham | Fraserburgh | FristonFulbeck | Fullerton | Full Sutton | Fylingdales]

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

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