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RAF Stations - I

[Definition of a RAF Station]


[Ibsley | Idris | Ikeja | Ingham | Innsworth | Invergordon | Inverness | Ipswich | Islay | Ismailia | Iwakuni]

RAF Ibsley

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

504 Sqn (30 Dec 1942 - 30 Jun 1943)

616 Sqn (2 Jan - 15 Mar 1943, 18 Mar - 17 Sep 1943)

129 Sqn (13 - 28 Feb 1943, 13 Mar - 28 Jun 1943)

453 Sqn (28 Jun - 21 Aug 1943)

165 Sqn (1 - 30 Jul 1943)

313 Sqn (18 Sep 1943 - 6 Jan 1944, 21 Jan - 19 Feb 1944)

310 Sqn (19 Sep 1943 - 19 Feb 1944)

263 Sqn (5 Dec 1943 - 5 Jan 1944)

312 Sqn (17 Dec 1943 - 19 Feb 1944)

48th Fighter Group, USAAF (29 Mar - 18 Jun 1944)

371st Fighter Group, USAAF (Apr -  May 1944)

14th Liaison Sqn, USAAF (29 Jun - 6 Jul 1944)

367th Fighter Group, USAAF (6 - 22 Jul 1944)

No 21 Sector (25 Sep - 10 Nov 1944)

No 426 Refuelling and Re-arming Party (10 Dec 1944 - Mar/Apr 1945)

No 427 Refuelling and Re-arming Party (10 Dec 1944 - Mar/Apr 1945)

HQ, No 147 Wing (12 Feb - 6 Mar 1945)

Glider Pick-Up Training Flt (19 Mar - 29 Oct 1945)

No 160 Staging Post (21 Apr - 23 May 1945)

No 8 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit (21 Apr - Dec 1945)

No 9 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit (21 Apr - 29 Oct 1945)

No 200 Staging Post (15 May - 29 Aug 1945)

No 201 Staging Post (15 May - 29 Aug 1945)

No 17 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit (29 May 1945 - xxx xxxx)

No 16 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit (17 Jun 1945 - xxx xxxx)

HQ, No 302 Wing (1 Jul - xxx 1945)

No 107 Wing Communication Flt (20 Aug - 1 Sep 1945)

No 150 Staging Post (13 Sep 1945 - 22 Jul 1946)

Location

County: - Hampshire

Lat/Long:   50:52:30N  01:46:53W

Grid Ref -  SU153087

Height Above Sea Level - 80 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1941

No 11 Group (1944)

Closed - 1947

Notes

Main Units: -

32 Sqn (16 Feb - 17 Apr 1941)

118 Sqn (18 Apr 1941 - 16 Aug 1942, 23 Dec 1942 - 3 Jan 1943)

501 Sqn (5 Aug 1941 - 3 Jul 1942)

302 Sqn (11 Oct - 1 Nov 1941)

234 Sqn (5 Nov - 24 Dec 1941, 31 Dec 1941 - 23 Mar 1942, 4 - 27 Apr 1942)

No 501 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (14 Nov 1941 – 23 Mar 1942)

No 3031 Servicing Echelon (14 Nov 1941 – 23 Aug 1942, 23 Dec 1942 – xxx 1943, 18 Mar 1943 – 18 Mar 1944)

No 3042 Servicing Echelon (14 Nov 1941 – 23 Aug 1942, 12 Dec 1942 – 28 Feb 1943, 13 Mar – 21 Aug 1943)

268 Sqn (12 Dec 1941  - Mar 1942)

66 Sqn (27 Apr - 3 Jul 1942, 7 Jul - 16 Aug 1942, 20 - 24 Aug 1942, 23 Dec 1942 - 9 Feb 1943)

421 Sqn (16 - 22 Aug 1942)

1st FG USAAF: - comprising

71st Fighter Sqn, USAAF (24 Aug - 23 Oct 1942)

94th Fighter Sqn, USAAF (27 Aug - 24 Oct 1942)

No 3026 Servicing Echelon (30 Jun – 29 Jul 1943)

Detachments**

175 Sqn (Mar - Oct 1942)

257 Sqn (Jan - Aug 1943)

124 Sqn (22 Jun - 14 Jul 1943)

587 Sqn (Oct 1944 - Jun 1946)

7 Flying Instructors' School (Dec 1944  - Feb 1945)

242 Sqn (Oct - Dec 1945)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsOfficers Commanding, Atlantikwall website, Control Towers website, Ibsley Wing Leaders,

RAF Idris

RAF Idris badge

Main units (Castel Benito): -

No 1910 AOP Flt (21 Aug 1948 - 20 Jul 1950)

6 Sqn (

73 Sqn (

89 Sqn (

92 Sqn (

108 Sqn (

112 Sqn (

117 Sqn (

145 Sqn (

208 Sqn (

250 Sqn (

260 Sqn (

283 Sqn (

294 Sqn (

318 Sqn (

417 Sqn (

450 Sqn (

601 Sqn (

680 Sqn (

Main units (Idris): -

No 1908 AOP Flt (6 May - 7 Oct 1955)

73 Sqn (

185 Sqn (

651 Sqn (

Location

Country: - Libya

Lat/Long:  32:40:10N   13:09:24E

Height Above Sea Level:  263 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

This was originally called Castel Benito but was renamed in 1952 at the request of the Libyan government.

Main Units  (Castel Benito): -

No 3231 Servicing Commando (31 May - 4 Jun 1943)

No 1900 AOP Flt (9 Dec 1951 - 14 Jan 1952)

No 1908 AOP Flt (21 Aug 1948 - Sep 1951, xxx 1956 - 1 Sep 1957)

No 1908 AOP Flt (6 May - 7 Oct 1955)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Ikeja

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

27 Sqn (

82 Sqn (

349 Sqn (

No 50 Staging Post (8 Mar 1943 - 30 Jul 1946)

No 5 Ferry Control (xxx - 1 Sep 1943)

No 21 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (24 Sep 1943 - xxx 1944)

HQ, No 298 Wing (8 Jan 1944 - 11 May 1945)

Location

Country: - Nigeria

Lat/Long:  06:34:12N  03:19:16E  Approx

Height Above Sea Level:  135 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It may have become the site for Murtala Muhammed International Airport opened in 1979

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Ingham

see RAF Cammeringham

RAF Innsworth

Station badge - RAF Innsworth

Main units: -

No 7 School of Technical Training (Feb 1941 - Jun 1944)

No 2 WAAF Depot

No 33 Wing RAF Regiment (20 Oct 1952 - Jan 1960)

No 5 Personnel Transit Centre (23 Jan - 1 Oct 1954)

No 15 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx xxxx - xxx xxxx)

Personnel Management Agency

HQ, Personnel & Training Command (1 Apr 1994 - 31 Mar 2007)

Location

County: - Gloucestershire

Operational Control: -

Opened - xx xxx 1940

xx May 1944 - RCAF

xx Jan 1945 - RAF

Closed - 31 Mar 2008

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Officers Commanding, Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Invergordon

See RAF Alness

RAF Inverness

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 14 Group Communication Flt (20 Jul 1940 - 15 Jul 1943)

HQ, No 70 (Signal) Wing (17 Feb 1941 - 25 Aug 1945)

241 Sqn (25 Sep 1940 15 Apr 1941

1 Radio Servicing Section Calibration Flt (1 Nov 1940 - 17 Feb 1941)

Roc Flt (4 - xx Nov 1940)

No 70 Wing Calibration Flt (17 Feb 1941 - 15 Jun 1943)

No 14 Group Target Towing Flt (Oct 1941 - 8 Dec 1941)

No 1491 (Target Towing) Flt (8 Dec 1941 - 15 Nov 1942)

526 Sqn (15 Jun 1943 - 1 May 1945)

No 13 Group Communication Flt (15 Jul 1943 - 5 Dec 1945)

No 1 (Coastal) Engine Control Demonstration Unit (19 Oct - 17 Nov 1943)

Location

County: - Inverness-shire

Lat/Long:   57:29:24N  04:13:30W

Grid Ref -  NH670465

Height Above Sea Level - 8 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

No 13 Group (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Also known as Longman

Detachments**

309 Sqn (May 1941 - Aug 1942)

13 Group Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Flt (May - Aug 1941)

614 Sqn (Jun - Mar 1941)

782 Sqn FAA (22 Jan - 24 Aug 1942, 27 Jul 1944 - 27 Jul 1945)

289 Sqn (Mar - May 1942)

1479 (Anti-Aircraft Co-operation) Flt (Aug 1943, Nov 1943)

598 Sqn (Dec 1943 - Mar 1945)

527 Sqn (Apr 1944 - Nov 1945)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Ipswich

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

154 Sqn (10 - 15 Aug 1942)

No 3037 Servicing Echelon (23 Aug – 25 Sep 1942)

131 Sqn (24 - 31 Aug 1942)

308 Sqn (1 - 21 Sep 1942)

616 Sqn (1 - 7 Sep 1942)

331 Sqn (7 - 14 Sep 1942)

302 Sqn (21 - 29 Sep 1942)

No 3 Anti-Aircraft Practice Camp Target Towing Flt (Feb - 17 Jun 1943)

No 1616 (Anti-Aircraft Co-operation) Flt  (13 Mar - 1 Dec 1943)

No 1627 (Anti-Aircraft Co-operation) Flt (17 Jun - 1 Dec 1943)

No 1499 (Bomber) Gunnery Flt (19 Jun 1943 - 15 Feb 1944)

No 1616 (Anti-Aircraft Co-operation) Flt (13 Mar - 1 Dec 1943)

No 1627 (Anti-Aircraft Co-operation) Flt (17 Jun - 1 Dec 1943)

652 Sqn (7 Nov 1943 - 25 Mar 1944)

577 Sqn (1 Dec 1943 - xxx xxxx)

679 Sqn (1 Dec 1943 - 26 Jun 1945)

No 104 Gliding School (Oct 1944 - Apr 1948)

No 88 Group Force Support Unit (7 Sep - 1 Dec 1945)

Location

County: - Suffolk

Lat/Long:   52:01:38N  01:11:45E

Grid Ref -  TM190410

Height Above Sea Level - 123 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

No 70 Group (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Main units: -

No 45 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School (3 Jul - 3 Sep 1939)

268 Sqn (26 - 28 Apr 1941)

129 Sqn (6 - 13 Jul 1941)

No 1517 Beam Approach Training Flt (4 Nov 1941 - 19 May 1942)

402 Sqn (29 Jun - 6 Jul 1942)

340 Sqn (20 - 26 Jul 1942)

611 Sqn (27 Jul - 1 Aug 1942)

Detachments**

107 Sqn (May 1939 - Mar 1941)

110 Sqn (Mar 1940)

No 8 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (Feb - May 1941)

86 Sqn (Mar - May 1941)

287 Sqn (Nov 1941 - Jul 1944)

‘H’ Flt, No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit, (Jan 1942 - xxx xxxx)

‘D’ Flt, 2 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit, (Apr 1942 - xxx xxxx)

485 Sqn (15 Jun 1942 - xxx xxxx)

No 7 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (2 Oct - 30 Nov 1943)

No 1488 (Fighter) Gunnery Flt (Oct 1942 - xxx xxxx)

1696 (Bomber) Defence Flt (15 Feb 1944 - 29 Apr 1945)

567 Sqn (3 - 7 Jan 1945)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Control Towers website,

RAF Islay

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

 

 

Location

County: - Inner Hebrides

Lat/Long:   55:40:41N  06:15:43W Approx

Grid Ref - 

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

 

RAF Ismailia

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

38 Sqn (24 Nov - 7 Dec 1940)

Middle East Pool (4 Dec 1940 - xxx 1941)

No 70 Operational Training Unit (10 Dec 1940 - 5 Jul 1941)

94 Sqn (22 Apr - 29 Aug 1941)

No 71 Operational Training Unit (1 Jun - 26 Sep 1941, 5 May 1943 - 11 Jun 1945)

HQ, No 250 (Signals) Wing (1 Jul 1941 - 6 Dec 1942)

No 55 Repair & Salvage Unit (2 - 25 Aug 1941)

972 (Balloon) Sqn (4 Oct - 17 Dec 1941)

HQ, No 260 (Balloon) Wing (20 Oct 1941 - 15 Jan 1945)

977 (Balloon) Sqn (2 Feb - Mar 1942)

237 Sqn (6 Feb - 1 Mar 1942)

Kittyhawk Repair Unit (10 Apr - 15 May 1942)

No 205 Group Communication Flt (10 May 1942 - xxx 1943)

No 3 ( Middle East) Aircraft Repair Unit (15 May 1942 - 11 May 1943)

HQ, No 241 Wing (17 - 18 May 1942)

Air Defence Co-operation Unit (18 Jun - 27 Aug 1942)

No 63 Repair & Salvage Unit (28 Jul - Nov 1942)

HQ, No 242 Wing (25 Nov 1942 - 1 May 1943)

983 (Balloon) Sqn (7 - 28 Feb 1943)

975 (Balloon) Sqn (xxx - 28 Jul 1943)

Security Flt (xxx xxxx - xxx xxxx)

No 132 Maintenance Unit (31 Oct 1945 - 15 Oct 1946)

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

'C' Flt, Mediterranean and Middle East Communication Sqn (Jan - May 1947)

Light Communication Trial Flt (15 Jan 1948 - 1 Jul 1949)

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

Middle East Air Force Communication Flt (1 Dec 1949 - 15 Mar 1950)

HQ MEAF Flt (15 Mar 1950 - Sep 1954)

651 Sqn  (12 Nov 1951 - 1 Nov 1955)

No 1908 AOP Flt (5 Nov 1951 - 15 Jun 1952, 16 Oct - xxx 1955)

HQ Middle East Air Force (Rear) (1 Dec 1954 - 31 Oct 1955)

 Moascar

No 18 Training Depot Station (Sep 1918- 14 Apr 1919)

30 Sqn (24 Mar 1915

208 Sqn (

Crotone

225 Sqn (

Location

Country: - Egypt

Lat/Long:  30:35:42N  32:14:24E

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

Opened -

 (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Main units: -

HQ, No 5 Wing (9 Feb - 19 Dec 1916, xxx 1919 - 1 Apr 1920)

14 Sqn (29 Jun 1916 - 20 Jan 1917, 24 Aug - 19 Dec 1939)

No 57 Reserve Sqn (10 Dec 1916 - 31 May 1917)

No 57 Training Sqn (31 May - 12 Oct 1917)

113 Sqn (1 Aug - 10 Oct 1917)

HQ, 32nd (Training) Wing (5 Nov 1917 - 30 Apr 1919)

142 Sqn (2 - 13 Feb 1918)

69th (Training) Wing (21 Jul 1918 - 25 Jul 1919)

HQ, 40th (Army) Wing (xxx 1919 - Apr 1920)

208 Sqn (1 Feb 1920 - 28 Sep 1922, 26 Sep 1923 - 27 Oct 1927)

6 Sqn (24 Jun - 15 Nov 1930, 25 Jun 1931 - 30 Oct 1933 - 29 May 1936)

Towed Target Flt, Ismailia (xxx xxxx- 20 Sep 1935)

Aircraft Storage & Issue Unit (1 Mar 1936 - xxx xxxx)

64 Sqn (9 Apr - 1 Aug 1936)

33 Sqn (14 Nov 1936 - 29 Sep 1938, 3 - 21 Oct 1938, 25 May - 5 Aug 1939)

80 Sqn (10 May - 24 Sep 1938, 9 Oct 1938 - 16 Jan 1939)

45 Sqn (16 Jan - 4 Aug 1939)

211 Sqn (31 Jan - 10 Aug 1939, 8 - 17 Nov 1940)

No 1 Towed Target Flt (xxx 1939 - 18 Jun 1942)

HQ, No 1 Wing (25 Aug - 22 Sep 1939)

30 Sqn (25 Aug 1939 - 9 Jul 1940)

55 Sqn (25 Aug 1939 - 11 Jun 1940)

HQ, No 250 (Bomber) Wing (21 Sep 1939 - 1 Jul 1941)

11 Sqn (9 May 1940 - 16 Jun 1940)

Pilots' Reinforcement and Reserve Pool (24 Jun - 21 Sep 1940)

Training Unit and Reserve Pool (21 Sep - 10 Dec 1940)

Detachments

213 Sqn (Jul - Dec 1941)

274 Sqn (Feb - Apr 1942)

No 107 Maintenance Unit (xxx 1947 - xxx xxxx)

651 Sqn (Aug 1948 - 12 Nov 1951)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Iwakuni

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

 

 

Location

Country: - Japan

Lat/Long:  

Grid Ref - 

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - xx Oct 1951

Closed -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

 

[Ibsley | Idris | Ikeja | Ingham | Innsworth | Invergordon | Inverness | Ipswich | Islay | Ismailia | Iwakuni]

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