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RAF Stations - K

[Definition of a RAF Station]


[Kabrit | Kai Tak | Kalafrana | Kallang | Kalyan | Kanchrapara | Kandy | Kankesanturai | Kano | Karachi | Keevil | Kelmscott | Kelstern | Kemble | Kenley | Khartoum | Khormaksar | Kidlington | Kidsdale | Killadeas | Kimbolton | Kings Cliffe | Kinloss | KinnellKirkham | Kirkistown | Kirknewton | Kirkpatrick | Kirmington | Kirton in Lindsey | Kisumu | Klagenfurt | Knettishall | Koggala/Kogalla | Kohat | Kolar | Korangi Creek | Kota Bharu | Krendi | Kuala Lumpur | Kuching]

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

RAF Kabrit

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

Special Transport Sqn (1 Dec 1949 - Feb 1950)

Special Communication Sqn (Feb 1950 - 19 Feb 1951)

13 Sqn (

14 Sqn (

32 Sqn (

37 Sqn (

39 Sqn (

40 Sqn (

55 Sqn (

70 Sqn (

73 Sqn (

78 Sqn (

80 Sqn (

104 Sqn (

108 Sqn (

113 Sqn (

114 Sqn (

147 Sqn (

148 Sqn (

162 Sqn (

203 Sqn (

204 Sqn (

208 Sqn (

215 Sqn (

216 Sqn (

219 Sqn (

458 Sqn (

683 Sqn (

Location

Country: - Egypt

Lat/Long:  30:14:31N  32:29:46E

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It is now used by the Egyptian Air Force.

Main units: -

Sea Rescue Flt (13 Aug - 15 Sep 1941)

HQ, No 236 Wing (1 Feb - 20 May 1942, 27 Jul - 19 Aug 1942)

No 4 (Middle East) Training School (1 May 1942 - 20 Mar 1943)

HQ, No 238 Wing (19 Aug - 6 Nov 1942)

No 3230 Servicing Commando (19 - 26 Apr 1943)

No 117 Maintenance Unit (21 Apr 1945 - 14 Apr 1946)

No 3231 Servicing Commando (25 Apr - 31 May 1943)

No 3232 Servicing Commando (29 Apr - 7 May 1943)

HQ, No 263 (Light Bomber) Wing (15 Jan - 15 Mar 1944)

No 2 Transport Aircraft Repair Unit (31 Mar 1944 - 21 Apr 1945)

No 44 Heavy Glider Servicing Unit (1 May - 30 Sep 1946)

Mediterranean and Middle East Special Transport Flt (1 Jun 1947 - 31 Mar 1949)

Mediterranean and Middle East Communication Sqn (15 Mar - 1 Jun 1949)

Special Transport Flt (1 Jun 1947 - 31 Mar 1949)

Middle East Communication Sqn (1 Jun - 30 Nov 1949)

Links to related sites/pages

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

RAF Kai Tak

Station badge - RAF Kai Tak

Main units (continued): -

No 200 Staging Post (Oct 1945 -  - Jun 1946)

No 1331 Wing RAF Regiment (xxx xxxx - May 1946)

96 Sqn (16 Apr - 1 Jun 1946)

Japan Force Communications Flt (28 Apr 1946 - xxx xxxx)

110 Sqn (1 Jun 1946 - 15 Sep 1947)

No 1430 (Flying Boat Transport) Flt (5 Aug - 1 Sep 1946)

88 Sqn (1 Sep 1946 - 24 Jun 1951)

No 1903 Flt, 656 Sqn (15 Jul 1948 - 17 Aug 1949)

(Royal) Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force (1 May 1949 - 1 Apr 1993)

28 Sqn (11 May 1949 - 1 May 1950, 7 Oct 1950 - 28 Mar 1951, 15 Aug - 5 Dec 1955, 14 Jun 1957 - 2 Jan 1967, 1 Mar 1968 - 17 May 1978, 1 Nov 1996 - 4 Jun 1997)

80 Sqn (20 Aug 1949 - 3 Jan 1950, 1 Feb - 7 Mar 1950, 28 Apr 1950 - 1 May 1955)

Hong Kong Auxiliary Flt (Oct 1949 - 1 Oct 1950)

Hong Kong Auxiliary Sqn (1 Oct 1950 - 24 Nov 1953)

Hong Kong (Auxiliary Air Force) Wing (24 Nov 1953 - xxx 1954)

Hong Kong Fighter Sqn (24 Nov 1953 - xxx 1954)

Location

Country: - Hong Kong

Lat/Long:  22:18:36N 114:12:36E

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Main units: -

Hong Kong Communication Flt/Sqn (12 Sep 19455 -  15 Jan 1947)

132 Sqn (15 Sep 1945 - 15 Apr 1946)

209 Sqn (17 Sep 1945 - 28 Apr 1946)

681 Sqn (27 Sep - 23 Dec 1945)

Detachments**

215 Sqn (Oct 1945 - Feb 1946)

209 Sqn Apr 1946 - Jan 1955)

81 Sqn (Oct 1947 - Apr 1958)

205 Sqn (Sep 1949 - Mar 1958)

88 Sqn (Jun 1951 - Oct 1954)

60 Sqn (Jul 1961 - May 1968)

103 Sqn (Aug 1963 - Mar 1969)

110 Sqn (Jan 1964 - Mar 1969)

45 Sqn (Jun 1965 - Feb 1970)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Kalafrana

Badge of RAF Kalafrana

Main units (continued): -

230 Sqn (

267 Sqn (

268 Sqn (

HQ, Malta Command (xxx - 27 Sep 1918)

RAF Base Malta (1 Aug 1923 - 1 Apr 1935)

No 481 (Coastal Reconnaissance) Flt (28 Aug 1923 - 1 Jan 1929)

High Speed Flt (Aug - 9 Sep 1927)

202 Sqn (1 Jan 1929 -

No 1 Gunnery Co-operation Flt (6 May -23 Jun 1934)

No 2 Gunnery Co-operation Flt (7 Apr 1936 - 1 Mar 1937)

No 3 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (1 Mar 1937 - 19 Sep 1940)

Kalafrana Rescue Flt (Sep 1941 - xxx xxxx)

Maintenance Wing (Malta) (Apr - 1 Nov 1943)

No 204 Air-Sea Rescue Unit (1 Jun 1944 - 16 Oct 1945)

Air-Sea Rescue Unit HQ (Nov 1943 - May 1944)

No 145 Maintenance Unit (8 - 30 Apr 1945)

Location

Country: - Malta

Lat/Long:  35:49:30N  14:31:52E

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Main units: -

209 Sqn (

228 Sqn (

Detachments**

No 110 Maintenance Unit (1943)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Kallang

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

No 1352 Air Sea Rescue Flt (25 Sep - 20 Nov 1945)

No 224 Group Communication Flt (26 Sep - 1 Nov 1945)

AHQ Malaya Communication Sqn (1 - 7 Nov 1945)

No 13 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit (14 Nov 1945 - 31 Mar 1946)

No 1300 Meteorological Flt (21 Dec 1945 - 30 May 1946)

No 3 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit (xxx - xxx 1946)

11 Sqn (

27 Sqn (

31 Sqn (

39 Sqn (

48 Sqn (

62 Sqn (

67 Sqn (

84 Sqn (

110 Sqn (

152 Sqn (

155 Sqn (

215 Sqn (

232 Sqn (

242 Sqn (

243 Sqn (

488 Sqn (

Location

Country: - Singapore

Lat/Long:  01:18:00N  103:52:30E

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It was replaced as Singapore's airport in the 1950s and has since been re-developed.

Main units: -

Far East Communication Flt (5 Jun - xxx 1939)

No 2 (Indian Wing) Station (8 Sep 1939 - 19 Apr 1940)

No 4 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (24 Apr 1940 - 10 Feb 1941)

No 4 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit (xxx 1941 - Feb 1942)

No 3207 Servicing Commando (5 Sep - 1 Dec 1945)

HQ, No 903 Wing (6 Sep - 1 Oct 1945)

No 67 Staging Post (9 Sep 1945 - xxx xxxx)

No 3205 Servicing Commando (10 - 15 Sep 1945, 25 Sep - 16 Dec 1945)

No 7110 Servicing Echelon (11 – 22 Sep 1945)

No 7084 Servicing Echelon (12 – 22 Sep 1945)

Detachments**

AHQ Malaya Communication Sqn (7 Nov 1945 - 15 Jan 1947)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Kalyan

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

20 Sqn (

110 Sqn (

No 7110 Servicing Echelon (30 Sep – 6 Oct 1944)

No 129 Staging Post (31 Jan - 7 Apr 1945)

No 3 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit (xxx 1945 - Jan 1946)

Location

Country: - India

Lat/Long:  19:16N  73:08E  Approx

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo of the general area on Google Maps,

RAF Kanchrapara

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

27 Sqn (

45 Sqn (

79 Sqn (

No 60 Repair & Salvage Unit (7 Mar - 16 Dec 1942)

No 304 Maintenance Unit (18 Mar 1942 - 15 Jan 1943)

No 39 Air Stores Park (1 - 30 Apr 1942)

No 85 Air Stores Park (15 Jan - 10 Feb 1944)

No 327 Maintenance Unit (2 Jun 1944 - 25 Feb 1945)

Location

Country: - India

Lat/Long:  22:51:36N  88:23:24

Height Above Sea Level:  32 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Detachments**

No 9 Ferry Unit (Mar - Jun 1945)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo of the general area on Google Maps,

RAF Kandy

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

160 Sqn (

Location

Country: - Sri Lanka (Ceylon)

Lat/Long:  07:17:49N  80:38:18E

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo of the general area on Google Maps,

Kandahar Air Base

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 904 Expeditionary Air Wing

Joint Helicopter Force Afghanistan

Location

Country: - Afghanistan

Lat/Long: 

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo of the general area on Google Maps,

RAF Kankesanturai

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

160 Sqn (

203 Sqn (

292 Sqn (

354 Sqn (

No 236 Air-Sea Rescue Unit (19 Jun 1944 - 15 Oct 1945)

No 1 Air-Sea Rescue Flt (Far East) (22 May - 15 Jun 1945)

No 1346 Air Sea Rescue Flt (15 Jun 1945 - 20 Apr 1946)

Location

Country: - Sri Lanka (Ceylon)

Lat/Long:  09:47:32N  80:04:12E

Height Above Sea Level:  33ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It is now a Sri Lankan Air Force base

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Kano

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

82 Sqn (

541 Sqn (

Staging Post (xxx 1942 - 8 Mar 1943)

No 52 Staging Post (8 Mar 1943 -1 Mar 1946)

Location

Country: - Nigeria

Lat/Long:  12:02:38N  08:31:12E

Height Above Sea Level:  1,562 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It is now Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport.

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Karachi

No Badge authorised

Main units (Drigh Road): -

Aircraft Depot India (Jul 1921 - 20 Jan 1942)

Royal Airship Base (Aug 1931 - Jul 1941)

'H' Flt (9 Nov 1939 - 9 Feb 1940)

No 2 School of Technical Training (India) (1 Apr 1940 - xxx xxxx)

No 4 Coast Defence Flt, IAFVR (15 Dec 1940 - 22 Dec 1941, 28 Jan - 1 Apr 1942)

No 5 Coast Defence Flt, IAFVR (15 Dec 1940 - 8 Oct 1941)

Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Flt (IAFVR)  (15 Jul 1941 - 21 Feb 1942)

No 1 (India) Maintenance Unit (20 Jan - 18 Mar 1942)

No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Flt (IAF) (21 Feb 1942 - 13 Jul 1942)

No 6 Coast Defence Flt, IAFVR (21 Feb - Mar 1942)

Test and Despatch Flt (xxx 1942 - xxx xxxx)

No 29 Personnel Reception Centre (1 Mar 1942 - 1 Aug 1945)

No 291 Maintenance Unit (18 Mar 1942 - 6 Aug 1944)

No 320 Maintenance Unit (1 Nov 1942 - 30 Oct 1947)

No 6 Coast Defence Flt, IAFVR (xxx  - 1 Dec 1942)

No 325 Maintenance Unit (1 Dec 1942 - 15 Feb 1943)

HQ, No 226 Group (9 May - 16 Jun 1942)

No 101 Repair & Salvage Unit (19 May - 7 Sep 1942)

No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (IAF) (13 Jul - 18 Oct 1942, xxx - 3 Dec 1942)

No 22 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (3 Dec 1942 - 15 Jun 1945)

Development Flt (8 Jan 1943 - xxx xxxx)

No 129 Repair & Salvage Unit (1 Jun - 21 Sep 1943)

No 141 Repair & Salvage Unit (7 Dec 1943 - 18 May 1944)

No 1 Det, No 141 Repair & Salvage Unit (xxx 1944 - xxx xxxx)

5 Sqn (

28 Sqn (

31 Sqn (

60 Sqn (

84 Sqn (

159 Sqn (

160 Sqn (

324 Sqn (

No 8 Ferry Unit (15 - 18 Jun 1945)

No 203 Staging Post (18 Jun 1945 - 15 Mar 1946)

No 1 Towed Target Flt, India (1 Apr - Aug 1947)

Location

Country: - Pakistan

Lat/Long:  24:54:24N  67:09:37E

Height Above Sea Level:  100 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It is now the site of Jinnah International Airport

There were other airfields in the Karachi area, which may have come under control of RAF Karachi at sometime.  Drigh Road is shown here, whilst Mauripur is listed separately.

Main units (Karachi): -

11 Sqn (

34 Sqn (

60 Sqn (

82 Sqn (

97 Sqn (

110 Sqn (

216 Sqn (

No 3 (Indian) Wing (20 Jun - 3 Jul 1935)

No 85 Air Stores Park (15 May - 12 Aug 1942)

HQ, No 226 Group (16 Jun 1942 - 16 Jan 1943)

HQ, No 179 Wing (9 Oct 1942 - 26 Apr 1943)

Ferry Wing, India (5 Dec 1942 - xxx xxxx)

No 7 Civil Repair Organisation (MT) (1 May - Oct 1943)

No 317 Maintenance Unit (May - 18 Jun 1943)

No 8 Repair & Salvage Section (23 Aug - 7 Dec 1943)

No 7 Civil Repair Organisation (India) (Oct 1943 - 31 Oct 1945)

Aircrew Transit Camp (29 Nov 1943 - Mar 1944)

HQ No 108 (Transport) Wing (10 Sep 1944 - 8 May 1946)

No 3 Air-Sea Rescue Flt (Far East) (1 Apr - 19 May 1945)

No 5 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit (May 1946 - xxx xxxx)

Main units (Drigh Road): -

Aircraft Depot, Karachi (10 Feb - Jul 1921)

Detachments (Drigh Road)**

No 22 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (15 May - 15 Oct 1946)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Keevil

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

363rd Fighter Group, USAAF (23 Dec 1943 - Jan 1944)

196 Sqn (14 Mar - 9 Oct 1944)

No 3142 Servicing Echelon (14 – 22 Mar 1944)

299 Sqn (15 Mar - 9 Oct 1944)

No 3143 Servicing Echelon (15 – 22 Mar 1944)

No 1 (Horsa) Glider Servicing Unit (15 Mar - Aug 1944)

No 2 (Horsa) Glider Servicing Unit (15 Mar 1944 - xxx xxxx)

No 6196 Servicing Echelon (22 Mar – 9 Oct 1944)

No 22 Heavy Glider Conversion Unit (15 Oct 1944 - 21 Jun 1945)

No 61 Operational Training Unit (21 Jun 1945 - 1 Jul 1947)

No 203 Advanced Flying School (1 Jul - 15 Oct 1947)

RLG  for No 2 Flying Training School (17 Jan 1955 - 18 Nov 1957)

815 Sqn FAA (29 Sep -6 1 Oct 1966)

845 Sqn FAA (4 - 21 Sep 1989)

Detachment - 846 Sqn FAA (11 - 30 Sep 1992)

Location

County: - Wiltshire

Lat/Long:   51:18:45N  02:06:45W

Grid Ref -  ST922571

Height Above Sea Level - 188 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1942

No 23 Group (1944)

Closed - 1965

Notes

It was used periodically by Hercules aircraft of the Lyneham Transport Wing until Lyneham closed.

Main units: -

62nd Troop Carrier Group, USAAF (25 Sep - 16 Nov 1942)

153rd Liaison Sqn, USAAF (28 Nov 1942 - 3 Oct 1943, 28 Nov 1943 - 13 Mar 1944)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Atlantikwall website Control Towers website,

RAF Kelstern

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

625 Sqn (1 Oct 1943 - 5 Apr 1945)

170 Sqn (15 - 22 Oct 1944)

Location

County: - Lincolnshire

Lat/Long:   53:24:32N  00:06:00W

Grid Ref -  TF262922

Height Above Sea Level - 410 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.info,

RAF Kemble

Badge not yet located

Main units: -

Overseas Aircraft Delivery Flt/Unit (9 Sep 1940 - 5 Nov 1941)

No 7 (Service) Ferry Pilots Pool (5 Nov 1940 - 1 Feb 1941)

Overseas Aircraft Preparation Flt/Unit (5 Nov 1941 - 1 Dec 1942)

HQ Service Ferry Pools (7 Nov 1940 - 11 Nov 1941)

Glider Test and Ferry Flt (3 Jan 1942 - 15 Apr 1944)

Detachment - 286 Sqn (Apr - May 1042)

No 1 Overseas Aircraft Preparation Flt/Unit (1 Dec 1942 - 29 Jul 1944)

No 1 Aircraft Preparation Unit (29 Jul - 29 Sep 1944)

Transport Aircraft Modification Section (Oct 1944 - 1 Aug 1945)

No 2 Transport Aircraft Modification Unit (1 Aug 1945 - 28 Mar 1946)

No 1 (Long Range) Ferry Unit (Dec 1952 - 1 Feb 1953)

Central Flying School Type Flt/Sqn (1 Oct 1955 - xxx xxxx)

RLG for CFS  (1 Oct 1955  - Apr 1976)

RAF Aerobatic Team (The Red Arrows) (1 Aug 1966 - 1 Oct 1982)

USAF Maintenance Base (1 Apr 1983 - xxx 1992)

Location

County: - Gloucestershire

Lat/Long:   51:40:00N  02:03:15W

Grid Ref -  ST960965

Height Above Sea Level - 425 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1938

No 116 Wing (1944)

Closed - 1984

Notes

Main units: -

No 6 Aircraft Storage Unit (xxx - 22 Jun 1938)

No 5 Maintenance Unit (22 Jun 1938 31 Aug 1983)

No 4 (Continental) Ferry Pilots Pool ‘A’, ‘C’ and ‘D’ Flts (Jun - 7 Nov 1940)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsOfficers Commanding, Atlantikwall website,

RAF Kenley

Station badge - RAF Kenley

Main units (continued): -

302 Sqn (7 Apr - 29 May 1941)

258 Sqn (22 Apr - 1 Jun 1941, 14 Jun - 10 Jul 1941)

312 Sqn (29 May - 20 Jul 1941)

602 Sqn (10 Jul 1941 - 14 Jan 1942, 4 Mar - 13 May 1942)

452 Sqn (21 Jul - 21 Oct 1941, 14 Jan - 23 Mar 1942)

No 6 Refuelling and Re-arming Party (1 Aug 1941 - 9 Feb 1942)

485 Sqn (21 Oct 1941 - 8 Jul 1942)

No 602 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (14 Nov 1941 – 14 Jan 1942, 3 Mar – 13 May 1942)

No 3019 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (14 – 31 May 1942, 24 Aug 1942 – 5 Jul 1943)

'A' Flt, No 3201 Servicing Commando (9 - 19 Feb 1942)

No 2721Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1942 - xxx xxxx)

No 2815 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1942 - xxx xxxx)

No 2820 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1942 - xxx xxxx)

402 Sqn (14 - 31 May 1942, 13 Aug 1942 - 21 Mar 1943)

611 Sqn (3 Jun - 13 Jul 1942)

No 611 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (3 Jun – 10 Jul 1942)

No 3201 Servicing Commando (Jun -Sep 1942)

616 Sqn (8 - 29 Jul 1942)

350 Sqn (16 - 31 Jul 1942)

111 Sqn (28 Jul - 21 Sep 1942)

308th Fighter Sqn, USAAF (1 - 25 Aug 1942)

No 3024 Servicing Echelon (30 Aug – 21 Sep 1942)

401 Sqn (23 Sep 1942 - 22 Jan 1943)

421 Sqn (6 - 11 Oct 1942, 29 Jan  - 1 Mar 1943, 13 - 23 Mar 1943, 17 May - 6 Aug 1943, 14 Oct 1943 - 2 Mar 1944, 8 Mar - 18 Apr 1944)

412 Sqn (2 Nov 1942 - 29 Jan 1943)

403 Sqn (23 Jan - 7 Aug 1943, 14 Oct 1943  - 24 Feb 1944, 29 Feb - 18 Apr 1944)

No 3045 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (29 Jan – 23 Mar 1943)

416 Sqn (1 Feb - 29 May 1943)

No 3046 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (1 Feb - 8 Apr 1943)

411 Sqn (22 Mar - 8 Apr 1943)

No 2704 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1943 - xxx xxxx)

HQ, No 127 Airfield (4 Jul - 6 Aug 1943, 17 Apr - 12 May 1944)

165 Sqn (8 Aug - 17 Sep 1943)

No 3026 Servicing Echelon (8 Aug – 17 Sep 1943)

No 3034 Servicing Echelon (23 Sep 1942 – 17 Feb 1943)

401 Sqn (24 Sep 1943 - 23 Jan 1944)

HQ, No 17 (Fighter) Wing (14 Oct 1943 - 20 Apr 1944)No

No 17 Wing Communication Flt (14 Oct 1943 - 15 May 1944)

No 409 Repair & Salvage Unit (10 Nov 1943 - 26 Jan 1944)

400 Sqn (2 - 30 Dec 1943)

No 419 Repair & Salvage Unit (24 Jan 1944 - 2 Apr 1944)

416 Sqn (12 Feb - 17 Apr 1944)

No 6403 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (22 Mar – 18 Apr 1944)

No 6416 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (22 Mar – 14 Apr 1944)

No 6421 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (22 Mar – 18 Apr 1944)

No 17 (Fighter) Sector (12 May - 4 Jun 1944)

661 Sqn (24 - 27 Jun 1944)

No 1334 Wing RAF Regiment (Jan 1945 - xxx xxxx)

No 1335 Wing RAF Regiment (Jan 1945 - xxx xxxx)

No 162 Gliding School (xxx - Jun 1946)

HQ, No 61 Group (1 Aug 1946 - 31 Mar 1959)

No 61 Communications Flt (10 Sep 1946 - 1 Mar 1958)

No 143 Gliding School (xxx 1948 -  - 1 Sep 1955)

No 1957 Flt, 661 Sqn (1 Feb 1949 - 10 Mar 1957)

No 1960 Flt, 661 Sqn (1 May 1949 - 10 Mar 1957)

No 615 Volunteer Gliding School/Sqn (1 Sep 1955 - Current)

University of London Air Sqn (12 Jan 1956 - 1 Apr 1957)

Location

County: - Surrey

Lat/Long:  51:18:15N  00:05:18W

Grid Ref:  TQ328580

Height above sea level: 557 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1917

No 11 Group (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Main units: -

No 7 Air Acceptance Park (xxx 1917 - xxx 1919)

88 Sqn (2 - 16 Apr 1918)

Photographic Experimental Section (21 May - Nov 1918)

108 Sqn (14 Jun - 22 Jul 1918)

110 Sqn (15 Jun - 1 Sep 1918)

116 Sqn (27 Jul - 28 Sep 1918)

91 Sqn (27 Aug 1918 - 7 Mar 1919)

95 Sqn (8 Oct - 20 Nov 1918)

Air Council Inspection Sqn (xxx xxxx - 1 Feb 1920)

No 86  Wing (13 Apr - 28 Oct 1919)

No 1 Communications Sqn (13 Apr 1919 - 1 Feb 1920)

HQ, No 1 Group (Dec 1919 - 19 May 1924)

207 Sqn (10 -16 Jan 1920)

84 Sqn (xx - 30 Jan 1920)

24 Sqn (1 Feb 1920 - 15 Jun 1927)

39 Sqn (12 Apr 1920 - 12 Mar 1921)

Signals Co-operation Flt (15 Dec 1922 - 1 Apr 1924)

32 Sqn (1 Apr 1923 - 21 Sep 1932)

HQ, No 6 (Fighter) Group (1 May 1924 - 20 May 1926)

13 Sqn (1 Apr - 30 May 1924)

HQ, Fighting Area (20 May - 7 Jul 1926)

23 Sqn (6 Feb 1927 - 17 Sep 1932)

36 Sqn (12 - 28 Jun 1930)

3 Sqn (10 May 1934 - 4 Oct 1935, 28 Aug 1936 - 1 May 1939, 28 Jan - 10 May 1940, 20 - 30 May 1940)

17 Sqn (10 May 1934 - 23 May 1939, 25 May - 8 Jun 1940)

No 2 MT Storage Unit (2 Dec 1935 - 15 Oct 1938)

46 Sqn (3 Sep 1936 - 15 Nov 1937)

80 Sqn (8 - 15 Mar 1937)

615 Sqn (1 Jun 1937 - 2 Sep 1939, 22 May - 29 Aug 1940, 16 Dec 1940 - 21 Apr 1941)

600 Sqn (1 - 4 Oct 1938)

'F' Temporary Maintenance Unit (15 Oct 1938 - 15 Apr 1939)

No 56 Elementary & Reserve Flying School (24 Aug - 3 Sep 1939)

No 61 Wing (xxx - 31 May 1940)

253 Sqn (8 - 24 May 1940, 29 Aug 1940 - 3 Jan 1941)

64 Sqn (16 May - 19 Aug 1940)

616 Sqn (16 Aug - 3 Sep 1940, 8 - 29 Jul 1942)

66 Sqn (3 - 10 Sep 1940, 13 Aug - 17 Sep 1943)

501 Sqn (10 Sep - 17 Dec 1940)

1 Sqn (5 Jan - 7 Apr 1941, 1 - 14 Jun 1941)

Detachments**

229 Sqn (Oct 1939 - Jun 1940)

602 Sqn (Jan - Mar 1942, May - Jul 1942)

Training Det, No 103 (Air Disarmament) Wing) (19 Mar - xxx 1945)

Links to related sites/pages

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

RAF Khartoum

Badge not yet located

Main units (continued): -

No 430 (Army Co-operation) Flt (3 Aug 1940 - 1 Mar 1941)

No 52 Repair & Salvage Unit (Sep 1940 - Jan 1941, Mar - Apr 1941, Jan - 8 Jun 1943)

No 1430 (Army Co-operation) Flt (1 Mar - 7 Oct 1941)

No 122 Maintenance Unit (23 Jun - 16 Sep 1941)

Staging Post, Khartoum (12 Jul - 19 Nov 1941)

Communication Flt, Khartoum (3 Nov 1941 - May 1950)

No 139 Maintenance Unit (6 Jun 1942 - 15 Feb 1943)

No 203 Group Communication Flt (12 Apr - 10 May 1943)

HQ, No 283 (Maintenance) Wing (10 May 1943 - 31 May 1944)

HQ, No 115 (Transport) Wing (1 Jun 1944 - 24 Oct 1945)

No 20 Terminal Staging Post (1 Jun 1944 - 1 Jun 1946)

HQ, No 324 Wing (11 Nov 1947 - 28 Aug 1948)

3 Sqn (

6 Sqn (

8 Sqn (

39 Sqn (

47 Sqn (

117 Sqn (

208 Sqn (

213 Sqn (

216 Sqn (

Location

Country: - Sudan

Lat/Long:  15:35:06N  32:33:11E

Height Above Sea Level:  1,265 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It is now Khartoum International Airport

Main Units: -

No 1 African Survey Party (25 Jul 1919 - 25 Mar 1920)

Khartoum Flt (6 Apr 1926 - 21 Oct 1927)

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

HQ, No 254 (Bomber) Wing (2 Sep 1939 - 7 Jun 1940)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Khormaksar

Station Badge - RAF Khormaksar

Main units (continued): -

Marine Craft Unit, Aden (1 Oct 1943 - 1 Jun 1951)

621 Sqn (5 Dec 1943 – 12 Nov 1945)

Aden Communication Unit (1 Jan 1944 – xxx 1945)

Ogaden Flt (30 Nov – 23 Dec 1944)

Famine Relief Flt (Jun 1944 – xxx xxxx)

114 Sqn (23 Sep 1945 – 1 Sep 1946)

HQ, No 20 Wing RAF Regiment (8 Jun 1947 - May 1948)

Aden Protectorate Support Flt (21 Sep 1947 – 19 Sep 1950, 4 Feb 1952 – 31 Aug 1955)

No 1152 Marine Craft Unit (1 Jun 1951 - 15 Jul 1955)

Aden Communication Sqn (1 Dec 1951 – 1 Sep 1955)

683 Sqn (18 Dec 1951 – 10 Jun 1952)

Aden Protectorate Communication and Support Sqn (1 Sep 1955 – 31 Dec 1956)

No 1426 (Photographic Reconnaissance) Flt (1 Jan – 31 Dec 1956)

78 Sqn (15 Apr 1956 – 13 Oct 1967)

73 Sqn (30 Jul – 21 Dec 1956)

84 Sqn (31 Dec 1956 – 3 Sep 1967)

37 Sqn (21 Aug 1957 – 7 Sep 1967)

Search & Rescue Flt, Khormaksar (13 Jun 1958 – Jun 1967)

Aden Protectorate Reconnaissance Flt (1 Aug – 1 Oct 1959)

Arabian Peninsula Fighter Reconnaissance Flt (1 Oct 1959 – xxx 1960)

233 Sqn (1 Sep 1960 – 31 Jan 1964)

Middle East Command Communication Sqn (1 Oct 1961 – 15 Jun 1965)

208 Sqn (15 - 30 Nov 1961, 9 Dec 1961 - 8 Jun 1964)

105 Sqn (15 Jun 1962 – 6 Aug 1967)

26 Sqn (1 Mar 1963 – 30 Nov 1965)

43 Sqn (1 Mar 1963 – 7 Nov 1967)

No 1417 (Fighter Reconnaissance) Flt (1 Mar 1963 – 8 Sep 1967)

HQ MEAF Communication Sqn (Apr 1963 – 1 Jun 1965)

21 Sqn (1 Jun 1965 – 9 Sep 1967)

Middle East Command Communication Flt (15 Jun 1965 – 1 Sep 1967)

No 34 Sqn RAF Regiment

No 37 Sqn RAF Regiment

No 58 Sqn RAF Regiment

Location

Country: - Aden

Lat/Long:  12:49:46N  45:01:44E:

Height Above Sea Level:  7 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1917

Closed - 29 Nov 1967

Notes

Main units: -

Aden Defence Flt (xxx 1920 – 1 Jan 1928)

8 Sqn (27 Feb 1927 -1 May 1945, 1 Sep 1946 – 14 Aug 1950, 25 Sep 1950 – 31 May 1951, 8 Sep 1951 – 23 Feb 1952, 9 Apr 1952 – 7 Jul 1953, 23 Nov 1953 -24 Jul 1956, 20 Dec 1956 – 30 Jun 1961, 14 Oct 1961 – 8 Aug 1967)

12 Sqn (20 Oct – 25 Nov 1935, 23 Mar – 18 May 1936, 28 Jul – 11 Aug 1936)

41 Sqn (20 Oct 1935 – 18 Mar 1936)

94 Sqn (26 Mar – 2 May 1939)

203 Sqn (18 May 1940 – 16 Apr 1941)

No 1 French (Bomber) Flt (28 Oct 1940 – 30 Apr 1941)

General Purpose Flt (24 Nov – 12 Dec 1940)

Aden Command Training Flt (29 Apr 1941 – 21 Apr 1942)

No 131 Maintenance Unit (9 Mar 1942 – 1 Nov 1945, 1 Nov 1958 – 31 Aug 1967)

Communication Flt, Aden (21 Apr 1942 – 21 Mar 1943)

Catalina Flt, Aden (7 Sep 1942 – 31 Jan 1944)

Marine Craft Section, Aden (1 Nov 1942 - 1 Oct 1943)

No 1566 (Meteorological) Flt (1 Feb 1943 – 25 Mar 1944, 4 Sep 1944 – 30 Apr 1946)

HQ British Forces Aden Communication Flt, (21 Mar 1943 - 1 Jan 1944, xxx 1945 – 1 Dec 1951)

Detachments**

31 Sqn (1917)

114 Sqn (Sep 1917 – Jul 1918)

413 Sqn (Apr 1942 – Jan 1945)

209 Sqn (Jul 1942 – Jul 1945)

216 Sqn (Nov 1942 – Jul 1945)

459 Sqn (Dec 1942 – Dec 1943)

265 Sqn (Apr 1943 – May 1945)

259 Sqn (Sep 1943 – May 1945)

244 Sqn (Mar 1944 – May 1945)

208 Sqn (Mar – Aug 1956, Nov - Dec 1961)

Links to related sites/pages

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RAF Kidlington

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

Detachment - No 6 Service Flying Training School (8 Jan - 29 Apr 1940)

No 15 Service Flying Training School  (half ITS) (19 Aug - 1 Oct 1940)

No 15 Service Flying Training School  (half ITS) (31 Aug  - 1 Oct 1940)

No 15 Service Flying Training School  (1 Oct 1940 - 20 Feb 1942)

239 Sqn (20 Sep - 3 Oct 1941)

Glider Exercise Unit (17 - 25 Jan 1942)

No 101 (Glider) Operational Training Unit (1 Jan - 13 Jul 1942)

No 102 (Glider) Operational Training Unit (10 Feb - 30 Jun 1942)

5 Glider Training School (30 Jun - 30 Jul 1942)

4 Glider Training School (13 Jul 1942 - 23 Mar 1943)

167 Sqn (1 - 5 Mar 1943)

411 Sqn (1 - 5 Mar 1943)

No 20 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit (23 Mar 1943 - 21 Jun 1945)

No 1 Air Crew Holding Unit (14 Jun - 1 Oct 1945)

No 96 Maintenance Unit (29 Apr 1946 - xxx xxxx, 1 Nov 1948 - 30 Nov 1951)

Sub-site of No 3 Maintenance Unit (31 Jul 1948 - 1 Apr 1955)

Oxford University Air Sqn (14 Apr 1949 - 12 Jan 1959)

Location

County: - Oxfordshire

Lat/Long:   51:50:00N  01:19:00W

Grid Ref -  SP468156

Height Above Sea Level - 272 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1938

No 23 Group (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Main units: -

No 26 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School (24 Jun 1938 - 2 Sep 1939)

106 Sqn (6 Sep - 6 Oct 1939)

185 Sqn (6 Sep - 6 Oct 1939)

52 Sqn (9 - 18 Sep 1939)

RLG for No 2 Group Pool (Dec 1939)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Officers Commanding,

RAF Kidsdale

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

'W' Flt, No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit  (8 May 1939 - 1 Nov 1942)

651 Sqn (11 Aug - 30 Oct 1942)

 

Location

County: - Dumfrieshire (Dumfries and Galloway)

Lat/Long:   54:42:00N  04:26:24W Approx

Grid Ref -  NX445365

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1937

Closed - 1943

Notes

Also known as Burrow Head

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo of the general area on Google Maps,

RAF Killadeas

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

240 Sqn (28 Mar - 25 Aug 1941)

No 131 Operational Training Unit (20 Jul 1942 - 28 Jun 1945)

Navigators' "W" Holding Course (Apr 1945)

No 302 Ferry Training Unit (15 Apr - 1 Jul 1945)

No 272 Maintenance Unit (1 Aug 1945 - 28 Feb 1947)

Location

County: - County Fermanagh

Lat/Long:   54:25:37N  07:41:02W

Grid Ref - 

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Detachments**

Coastal Command Flying Instructors School (23 Feb - 16 Jul 1945)

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Kimbolton

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

91st Bomb Group, USAAF (13 Sep - 14 Oct 1942)

379th Bomb Group, USAAF (21 May 1943 - 12 Jun 1945)

 

Location

County: - Huntingdonshire (Cambridgeshire)

Lat/Long:   52:19:00N  00:23:00W

Grid Ref -  TL102701

Height Above Sea Level - 241 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1941

USAAF  (1944)

Closed - 1946

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps Control Towers website,

RAF Kings Cliffe

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

266 Sqn (24 Oct 1941 - 29 Jan 1942)

No 3043 Servicing Echelon (14 Nov 1941 – 29 Jan 1942)

616 Sqn (30 Jan - 3 Jul 1942)

No 616 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (14 Jan – 30 Aug 1942)

485 Sqn (8 Jul - 16 Aug 1942, 21 Aug - 26 Sep 1942, 29 Sep - 24 Oct 1942, 13 Nov 1942 -2 Jan 1943)

93 Sqn (8 Sep - 6 Nov 1942)

91 Sqn (9 - 21 May 1943)

349 Sqn (29 Jun - 5 Aug 1943)

347th Fighter Sqn, USAAF (8 Dec 1942 - 4 Jan 1943)

56th Fighter Group, USAAF (13 Jan - 5 Apr 1943)

Satellite for No 7 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit (25 Jun - 30 Aug 1943)

20th Fighter Group, USAAF (26 Aug 1943 - 11 Oct 1945)

Sub-site, No 93 Maintenance Unit (1 Aug - 1 Sep 1952)

Location

County: - Northamptonshire

Lat/Long:   52:34:00N  00:29:15W

Grid Ref -  TL028978

Height Above Sea Level - 251 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1941

USAAF (1944)

Closed - 1959

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Control Towers website,

RAF Kinloss

Station Badge - RAF Kinloss

Main units: -

No 14 Flying Training School (1 Apr - 3 Sep 1939)

No 14 Service Flying Training School (3 Sep 1939 - 19 Apr 1940)

609 Sqn (5 Dec 1939 - 10 Jan 1940)

No 45 Maintenance Unit (6 Apr 1940 - 15 Jan 1957)

No 19 Operational Training Unit (27 May 1940 -26 Jun 1945)

No 747 (Ground Defence) Sqn (19 Dec1941 - 1 Feb 1942)

No 2747 Sqn RAF Regiment (1 Feb - xxx 1942)

1770 Sqn FAA (1 - 2 Aug 1944)

No 6 Operational Training Unit  (18 Jul 1945 - 31 Jul 1947)

No 236 Operational Conversion Unit  (31 Jul 1947 - 1 Oct 1956)

120 Sqn (14 Dec 1950 - 1 Apr 1952, 1 Apr 1959 - 26 May 2011)

220 Sqn (24 Sep - 14 Nov 1951)

217 Sqn (7 Apr 1952 - 31 Mar 1957)

Fighter Command Vanguard Flt (1 Nov 1952 - 5 Jun 1953)

Maritime Operational Training Unit (1 Oct 1956 - 7 Jul 1965)

201 Sqn (1 Jul 1965 - 26 May 2011)

206 Sqn (1 Jul 1965 - 1 Apr 2005)

Command Engineering Development and Investigation Team (Nimrod) (1 Jan - xxx 1972)

8 Sqn (1 Jan 1972 - 14 Aug 1973)

Nimrod Major Servicing Unit (1 Feb 1972 - 6 Jun 1995)

No 663 Volunteer Gliding School (1 Mar 1977 - Current)

42 (Reserve) Sqn (1 Oct 1992 - xx Apr 2011)

No 325 Expeditionary Air Wing (1 Apr 2006 - Apr 2011)

Location

County: - Morayshire

Lat/Long:  57:38:45N  03:33:45W

Grid Ref: NJ065536

Height above sea level: 19ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1939

Training Command (Apr 1939 - May 1940)

Bomber Command

No 91 Group

Coastal Command

No 18 Group (xxx xxxx - Mar 2000)

No 3 Group (Apr 2000 - 2011)

Closed - 31 May 2011

Notes:

The station was transferred to the Army Department in July 2012

Detachments**

50 Sqn (Sep 1939 - Jul 1940)

115 Sqn (Sep 1939 - Jun 1940)

10 Sqn (Nov - Dec 1939)

51 Sqn (Nov - Dec 1939)

77 Sqn (Nov - Dec 1939. 1 Apr - 4 May 1940)

101 Sqn (Nov - Dec 1939, Apr - May 1940)

49 Sqn (21 Jan - Mar 1940)

102 Sqn (Nov 1939 - Aug 1940)

No 3 Operational Training Unit (Dec 1940 - xxx xxxx)

90 Sqn (Jun 1941 - Feb 1942)

161 Sqn (Apr 1942 - Sep 1943)

‘B’ Flt, 849 Sqn  FAA (13 - 21 Sep 1954)

819 Sqn FAA (3 - 6 Feb 1981, 24 - 28 May 1981, 1 - 5 Feb 1982, 3 - 7 May 1982, 1 - 5 Oct 1984)

846 Sqn FAA (7 - 19 Jun 1981, 31 Oct 1981 - 16 Nov 1981, 1 - 5 Oct 1984, 4 - 16 Nov 1984, 7 - 21 Jun 1985)

702 Sqn FAA (19 - 28 Mar 1984)

845 Sqn FAA (18 - 23 Apr 1988, 1 - 10 Oct 1989)

Links to related sites/pages

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

RAF Kirmington

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

150 Sqn (Oct -19 Dec 1942)

142 Sqn (19 Dec 1942 - 27 Jan 1943)

166 Sqn (27 Jan 1943 - 18 Nov 1945)

153 Sqn (7 - 15 Oct 1944)

RLG for No 15 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit (1 Mar - 23 Oct 1942)

Location

County: - Lincolnshire

Lat/Long:   53:34:45N  00:20:45W

Grid Ref -  TA095103

Height Above Sea Level - 86 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1942

No 1 Group (1944)

Closed -

Notes

It is now Humberside International Airport.

Links to related sites/pages

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

RAF Kirton in Lindsey

Station Badge - RAF Kirton in Lindsey

Main units (continued): -

136 Sqn (20 Aug – 9 Nov 1941)

12 Gp AACF RLG Digby .41 18 Nov 1941 (redes 288 Sqn) Lysander; Hurricane; Oxford;

616 Sqn QJ Westhampnett 6 Oct 1941 30 Jan 1942 Kingscliffe Spitfire

No 616 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (14 Nov 1941 – 30 Jan 1942)

No 3016 (Eagle) Servicing Echelon (14 Nov – 6 Dec 1941)

133 Sqn (2 Jan – 3 May 1942)

No 3014 Servicing Echelon (xxx – 29 Apr 1942)

486 Sqn (3 Mar – 9 Apr 1942)

306 Sqn (3 May – 16 Jun 1942)

457 Sqn (31 May – 18 Jun 1942)

94th Fighter Sqn, 1st Fighter Group, USAAF (10 Jun – 27 Aug 1942)

303 Sqn (16 Jun – 15 Aug 1942, 20 Aug 1942 – 2 Feb 1943)

43 Sqn (1 Sep – 28 Oct 1942)

No 3001 Servicing Echelon (1 Sep – 28 Oct 1942)

91st Fighter Sqn, 81st Fighter Group, USAAF  (Oct – Dec 1942)

302 Sqn (1 Feb – 17 Apr 1943)

317 Sqn (13 Feb – 29 Apr 1943)

No 53 Operational Training Unit (9 May 1943 – 15 May 1945)

No 16 Personnel Transit Centre (1 Mar - 28 Apr 1944)

No 3 Aircraft Preparation Unit (5 Jul 1944 – 15 Aug 1945)

No 7 Service Flying Training School (15 Apr 1946 - 1 Jan 1948)

No 7 Flying Training School (1 Jan 1948 - 16 Apr 1948)

Air Crew Transit Unit (May 1948 - 18 Sep 1949)

Central Synthetic Training Establishment (7 Jun 1948 -20 Aug 1949)

RLG for Refresher Flying School (Jun 1949 – 25 Apr 1950)

No 22 Gliding School ( Aug 1950 – 1 Sep 1955)

RLG for No 101 Refresher Flying School (3 May – 29 Oct 1951)

No 4 Initial Training School (3 May – 15 Aug 1951)

No 2 Initial Training School (15 Aug 1951 – 1 Oct 1953)

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

No 1 Initial Training School (1 Oct 1953 - - 22 Jul 1957)

No 643 Volunteer Gliding School (1 Sep 1955 - 1 Oct 1965)

No 7 School of Technical Training (1 Aug 1959 – 26 Feb 1965)

No 2 Gliding Centre (1 Sep 1959 – 25 Oct 1965)

No 1 Air Control Centre (xxx 2005 - Current)

Location

County: - Lincolnshire

Lat/Long:  53:27:45N  00:34:30W

Grid Ref:  SK945972

Height above sea level:  200 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1940

No 12 Group (1944)

Closed - Dec 1965

Re-opened - xxx 2004, under administrative control of RAF Scampton, but operational control of the ASACS Force Command at RAF Boulmer

Notes

In 1966 the station was transferred to the Royal Artillery and renamed Rapier Barracks, closing on 31 Mar 2004, after which it reverted to RAF control.

Main units: -

33 Sqn (12 Jun 1918 – 2 Jun 1919)

222 Sqn (23 – 28 May 1940, 4 Jun – 29 Aug 1940)

253 Sqn (24 May – 21 Jul 1940)

65 Sqn (28 May – 5 Jun 1940, 26 Feb – 28 Sep 1941, 3 – 7 Oct 1941)

264 Sqn (23 Jul – 22 Aug 1940, 29 Aug – 29 Oct 1940)

74 Sqn (21 Aug – 9 Sep 1940)

307 Sqn (5 Sep – 7 Nov 1940)

616 Sqn (9 Sep 1940 – 26 Feb 1941, 6 Oct 1941 – 30 Jan 1942)

85 Sqn (23 Oct – 23 Nov 1940)

71 Sqn (23 Nov 1940 – 5 Apr 1941)

255 Sqn (23 Nov 1940 – 15 May 1941)

452 Sqn (8 Apr – 21 Jul 1941)

121 Sqn (5 May – 28 Sep 1941, 3 Oct – 16 Dec 1941)

No 3017 (Eagle) Servicing Echelon (2 – 5 Jun 1941)

Detachments**

33 Sqn (3 Oct 1916 – 12 Jun 1918)

No 7 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (xxx 1940 –Jan 1941)

No 6 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (Mar 1941 –Mar 1942)

409 Sqn (Aug 1941 – Feb 1943)

169 Sqn (Jun – Oct 1942)

No 1489 (Fighter) Gunnery Flt (Dec 1942 – Apr 1943)

Airwork Grading Unit (8 Apr – 9 Jun 1952)

No 2 Officer Cadet Training Unit (xxx xxxx – Jan 1951)

Officer Cadet Training Unit (Jan – Feb 1951)

Links to related sites/pages

Battle of Britain Anniversary website, RAF-Lincolnshire.info, Commanding Officers, Control Towers website, Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Kisumu

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

209 Sqn (

No 2 (SAAF) Wing (Feb - 17 Apr 1941)

No 6 (Middle East) Ferry Control (10 Jun 1942 - 1 Jan 1943)

Staging Camp (xxx 1942 - xxx xxxx)

Flying Boat Repair Station/Base (1 Nov 1942 - 31 Mar 1949)

No 41 Personnel Transit Centre (6 Jun 1943 - Oct 1945)

Location

Country: - Kenya

Lat/Long:  00:06:00S  34:45:00E

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Detachments**

No 1345 Anti-Malarial Flt (11 Jul - 2 Nov 1945)

Marine Craft Section, Mombasa (Feb 1942 - xxx xxxx)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo of the general area on Google Maps,

RAF Klagenfurt

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

43 Sqn (

72 Sqn (

93 Sqn (

111 Sqn (

225 Sqn (

651 Sqn (

No 171 Staging Post (11 Apr - 12 Nov 1945)

HQ, No 324 Wing (29 Aug - 11 Sep 1945)

Location

Country: - Austria

Lat/Long:  46:38:33N  14:20:15E

Height Above Sea Level:  1,470

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It is now Klagenfurt Airport (2008).

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Knettishall

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

388th Bomb Group, USAAF (23 Jun 1943 - 5 Aug 1945)

 

Location

County: - Suffolk

Lat/Long:   52:22:30N  00:53:30E

Grid Ref -  TL968795

Height Above Sea Level - 130 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1943

USAAF (1944)

Closed - 1957

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps Control Towers website,

RAF Koggala

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

191 Sqn (

205 Sqn (

209 Sqn (

212 Sqn (

230 Sqn (

240 Sqn (

No 237 Air-Sea Rescue Unit (21 May 1944 - F15 Oct 1945)

No 122 Repair & Salvage Unit (25 Oct 1944 - 7 Jul 1945)

Location

Country: - Sri Lanka (Ceylon)

Lat/Long:  5:59:38N  80:19:14E

Height Above Sea Level:  10 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It is now a Sri Lankan Air Force station as well as a civilian airport (2008).

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Kohat

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

5 Sqn (

20 Sqn (

27 Sqn (

28 Sqn (

31 Sqn (

34 Sqn (

60 Sqn (

114 Sqn (

No 1 (Indian Wing) Station (1 Nov 1928 - xxx 1938)

Location

Country - Pakistan

Lat/Long:  33:34:14N  71:26:22E

Height above sea level:  1,650 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Kolar

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

82 Sqn (

110 Sqn (

215 Sqn (

258 Sqn (

358 Sqn (

No 25 Care & Maintenance Party (7 May 1943 - May 1944)

No 1584 Heavy Conversion Unit (9 Nov 1943 - 1 Feb 1944)

No 4 Det, No 139 Repair & Salvage Unit (xxx 1944 - 4 Jul 1946)

No 1673 Heavy Conversion Unit (4 Apr - 8 Nov 1944)

No 1672 (Mosquito) Conversion Unit (3 Jun - 29 Oct 1944)

No 7110 Servicing Echelon (6 – 26 Oct 1944)

Location

Country: - India

Lat/Long:  13:07:48N  78:06:47E  Approx

Height Above Sea Level:  2,700 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Detachments**

No 171 Wing (14 - 27 Jun 1943)

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Aerial photo of the general area on Google Maps,

RAF Korangi Creek

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

191 Sqn (

212 Sqn (

No 234 Air-Sea Rescue Unit (24 May 1944 - 1 Jun 1946)

No 374 Maintenance Unit (25 Aug 1944 - 1 Jun 1946)

No 3209 Servicing Commando (2 Jul - 18 Aug 1945)

Location

Country: - Pakistan (India)

Lat/Long:  24:46:12N 67:06:00E

Height Above Sea Level:  0 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Detachments**

No 141 Repair & Salvage Unit (xxx 1944 - xxx xxxx)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Kota Bharu

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

36 Sqn (

243 Sqn (

Location

Country: - Malaya

Lat/Long:  06:10:01N  102:17:24E

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It is now a civil airport.

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Krendi

Badge not yet located

Main units: -

185 Sqn (

229 Sqn (

249 Sqn (

HQ, No 284 Wing (14 Dec 1945 - 1 Mar 1946)

Location

Country: -  Malta

Lat/Long:  35:50:24N 14:27:36E  Approx

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo of the general area on Google Maps,

RAF Kuala Lumpur

Badge not yet located

Main units (continued): -

RAF Task Force Malaya (1 Jul 1948 - 20 Sep 1948)

Casualty Air Evacuation Unit (1 - 22 May 1950)

Kuala Lumper Fighter Sqn, MAAF (1 Oct 1951 - 1 Jul 1952)

Kuala Lumper Communication Flt (1 Aug 1952 - 15 Feb 1954)

HQ, No 303 Wing (1 May 1953 - 15 Feb 1954)

Psychological Warfare Unit (xxx xxxx - 15 Feb 1954)

Voice Flt (20 Mar 1954 - 1 Nov 1958)

No 1914 AOP Flt (1 Sep 1956 - 1 Sep 1957)

No 14 Reconnaissance/Liaison Flt AAC (1 Sep 1957 - xxx xxxx)

11 Sqn (

17 Sqn (

28 Sqn (

33 Sqn (

45 Sqn (

48 Sqn (

52 Sqn (

60 Sqn (

81 Sqn (

84 Sqn (

89 Sqn (

110 Sqn (

131 Sqn (

136 Sqn (

155 Sqn (

194 Sqn (

209 Sqn (

258 Sqn (

267 Sqn (

453 Sqn (

656 Sqn (

681 Sqn (

Location

Country: - Malaysia

Lat/Long:  03:07:52N  101:32:56E

Height Above Sea Level:  90 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It is also known as Simpang (also spelled as Sempang) Airport, Sungai Besi Airport/Airbase.

Main units: -

HQ Norgroup (24 Nov - 9 Dec 1941, 19 - 20 Dec 1941)

No 154 Staging Post (Aug - xxx 1945)

No 3210 Servicing Commando (18 Aug - 5 Oct 1945)

No 60 Repair & Salvage Unit (Aug - 21 Nov 1945)

HQ, No 224 Group (18 Sep - 1 Oct 1945, 31Aug 1957 - 6 Apr 1959)

No 7131 Servicing Echelon (20 Sep – 31 Dec 1945)

HQ, No 905 Wing (21 Sep - 31 Oct 1945)

No 7017 Servicing Echelon (21 – 23 Sep 1945)

No 7089 Servicing Echelon (25 – 26 Sep 1945)

AHQ Malaya (1 Oct 1945 - 1 Aug 1946)

No 7060 Servicing Echelon (2 - 21 Oct 1945)

No 7081 Servicing Echelon (6 – 21 Oct 1945)

No 7136 Servicing Echelon (25 Oct 1945 – 1 May 1946)

AHQ Malaya Communication Sqn (7 Nov 1945 - 15 Jan 1947)

No 314 Maintenance Unit (xxx - 1 Dec 1945)

No 126 Repair & Salvage Unit (xxx xxxx - 21 Nov 1945)

No 7132 Servicing Echelon (8 Jan – 15 Apr 1946)

No 7011 Servicing Echelon (9 Jan – 1 Mar 1946)

No 7028 Servicing Echelon (10 Apr – 1 May 1946)

No 1914 AOP Flt (1 Jan - 15 Nov 1947)

Detachments**

Straits Settlements Volunteer Air Force (xxx 1936 - xxx 1939)

AHQ Malaya Communication Sqn (1 Oct - 7 Nov 1945)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Kuching

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

20 Sqn (

45 Sqn (

60 Sqn (

62 Sqn (

64 Sqn (

66 Sqn (

103 Sqn (

110 Sqn (

209 Sqn (

225 Sqn (

230 Sqn (

Location

Country: - Malaysia (Sarawak)

Lat/Long:  01:29:04N  110:20:48 E

Height Above Sea Level:  89 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It is now Kuching International Airport as well as being a base for the Royal Malaysian Air Force.

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

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