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RAF Stations - J

[Definition of a RAF Station]


[Jever | Jharsaguda | Jiwani | Jodhpur | Jui | Jurby | Jurby Head]

RAF Jever

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

2 Sqn (

4 Sqn (

20 Sqn (

93 Sqn (

98 Sqn (

112 Sqn (

118 Sqn (

664 Sqn (

HQ, No 122 (Day Fighter) Wing (1 Apr 1953 - 1 Jan 1960)

No 6014 Servicing Echelon (16 Mar - 6 Sep 1961)

RAF Support Unit Jever (10 Jan 1964 - 31 Mar 1968)

Location

Country: - Germany

Lat/Long:  53:32:06N  07:52:48E

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1936 (Luftwaffe)

Closed - 1945

Re-opened (RAF) - 1952

Closed - 1961 (transferred to GAF)

Notes

It was built for the Luftwaffe and opened in 1936.  It was originally designated B117 by the RAF.  Between 1945 and 1951 it was used as a camp for displaced persons in 1951 it was extended by the RAF, opening in early 1952.  It was transferred back to the German Air Force in 1961

Detachments**

No 427 Refuelling and Re-arming Party (May - Oct 1945)

Links to related sites/pages

Jever Steam Laundry website, Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Jharsuguda

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

HQ, No 341 Wing (19 Dec 1944 - 28 Jan 1945)

HQ, No 342 Wing (19 Dec 1944- 26 Jan 1945)

No 9 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit (19 Dec 1944 - 26 Feb 1945)

No 10 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit (19 Dec 1944 - 26 Feb 1945)

No 11 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit (19 Dec 1944 - 20 Mar 1945)

No 13 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit (19 Dec 1944 - 21 Mar 1945)

No 14 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit (19 Dec 1944 - 14 Mar 1945)

No 10 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit (19 Dec 1944 - 31 Jan 1945)

No 128 Staging Post (25 Jan - 10 Feb 1945)

HQ, No 345 Wing (1 Mar - 30 Apr 1945)

No 205 Staging Post (13 Jul 1945 - Jan 1946)

Location

Country - India

Lat/Long:  21:51N  84:01E  Approx

Height Above Sea Level:  715 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Main Units: -

Reinforcement Staging Post (20 Feb 1943 - 1 Sep 1944)

No 26 Staging Post (1 Sep 1944 - 7 Jan 1946)

No 135 Staging Post (8 Nov - 19 Dec 1944)

No 136 Staging Post (8 Nov - 19 Dec 1944)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo of the general area on Google Maps,

RAF Jiwani

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

60 Sqn (

191 Sqn (

212 Sqn (

Location

Country - Balochistan, Pakistan

Lat/Long:  25:04:04N  61:48:19E

Height above sea level: 186 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It is now a small civil airport.

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Jodhpur

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 319 Maintenance Unit (Jan 1943 - 15 Dec 1945)

Reinforcement Staging Post/Party (10 Jan - 1 Sep 1944)

Location

Country - Bangalore, Rajasthan, India

Lat/Long:   26:15:05N  73:02:53E

Height above sea level:  717 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Currently an active Indian Air Force station

Detachments**

No 8 Repair & Salvage Section (Aug - Dec 1943)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Jui

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

95 Sqn (

204 Sqn (

230 Sqn (

265 Sqn (

270 Sqn (

422 Sqn (

490 Sqn (

No 7002 Servicing Echelon (1 – 18 Apr 1944)

No 7004 Servicing Echelon (1 – 18 Apr 1944)

No 7204 Servicing Echelon (18 Apr 1944 – xxx xxxx)

Location

Country: -  Sierra Leone

Lat/Long:  08:27N, 13:09W

Height Above Sea Level:  0 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo of the general area on Google Maps,

RAF Jurby

Station badge - RAF Jurby

Main units: -

No 5 Armament Training Station (16 - 18 Sep 1939)

No 5 Air Observer School (18 Sep - 1 Dec 1939, 19 Jul 1941 - 1 Feb 1944)

No 5 Bombing & Gunnery School (1 Dec 1939 - 19 Jul 1941)

307 Sqn (7 Nov 1940 - 23 Jan 1941)

258 Sqn (1 Feb - 17 Apr 1941)

312 Sqn (25 Apr - 29 May 1941)

302 Sqn (29 May - 7 Aug 1941)

457 Sqn (7 Aug - 3 Oct 1941)

No 778 (Ground Defence) Sqn (19 Dec 1941 - 1 Feb 1942)

No 2778 Sqn RAF Regiment (1 Feb - xxx 1942)

Armament Synthetic Development Unit (xxx 1942 - Jun 1943)

Air Navigation & Bombing School (1 Feb 1944 - 31 May 1945)

No 5 Air Navigation School (31 May 1945 - 17 Sep 1946)

No 11 Air Gunners School (19 Sep 1946 - 15 Oct 1947)

No 1 Initial Training School (17 Apr 1950 - 10 Sep 1953)

RAF Officer Cadet Training Unit (Jurby) (10 Sep 1953 - 1 Apr 1954)

RAF Officer Cadet Training Unit (1 Apr 1954 - 1 Sep 1963)

Location

Country: -  Isle of Man

6 miles WNW of Ramsey

Lat/Long:  54:21:15N  04:31:15W

Grid Ref: SC361983

Height above sea level: 84 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1939

No 29 Group (1944)

Closed - 1972

Notes

Detachments**

215 Sqn (Oct - Nov 1939, Mar 1940 - xxx xxxx)

166 Sqn (Dec 1939 - Apr 1940)

Advanced Training Sqn, No 5 FTS (Dec 1939 - Jan 1940)

Advanced Training Sqn, No 12 FTS (Jan - Feb 1940)

'C' Flt, No 10 OTU (6 Apr - 10 Sep 1940)

Links to related sites/pages

Officers Commanding, Aerial photo on Google Maps Control Towers website,

RAF Jurby Head

Station badge - RAF Jurby Head

Main units: -

 

Location

County: - Isle of Man

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo of the general area on Google Maps,

[Jever | Jharsaguda | Jiwani | Jodhpur | Jui | Jurby | Jurby Head]

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**Detachment dates indicate that a detachment(s) took place at some point between these dates, unless stated otherwise.

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