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RAF Stations - N

[Definition of a RAF Station]


[Nagpur | Nairobi | Nakuru | Neatishead | Negombo | Netheravon | Nether Wallop | Newmarket | Newton | Newtownards | New Zealand Farm | Nicosia | Nordhorn | North Coates | North Creake | North Front | North Killingholme | North Luffenham | Northolt | North Pickenham | North Weald | Norton | Nuneaton | Nuthampstead | Nutts Corner]

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

RAF Nagpur

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 315 Maintenance Unit (1 Jun 1943 - 12 Nov 1945)

Reinforcement Staging Post/Party (16 Dec 1943 - 1 Sep 1944)

No 10 Ferry Unit (1 Sep 1944 - 16 Jun 1945)

Location

Country - Maharashtra, India

Lat/Long:  21:05:32:N  79:02:55:E

Height above sea level:  1.012 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It is now a joint civil military airport known as Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport  or Sonegaon Airport/Air Base and is under the command of South Western Air Command of the IAF.

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Nairobi

See RAF Eastleigh

RAF Nakuru

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

 

 

Location

Country: - Kenya.

Lat/Long:  00:16:59S   36:03:36E

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo of the general area on Google Maps,

RAF Neatishead

Station Badge - RAF Neatishead

Operational Control: -

Opened - Jun 1941

No 12 Group

No 11 Group

No 11/18 Group

No 3 Group

Downgraded to Remote Radar-Head - 1 Apr 2005

Main units: -

No 12 Sector (29 May 1963 - 1 Apr 1968)

Sector South (1 Apr 1968 - 9 Jan 1992)

ADGE Control and Reporting Centre

Location

County: - Norfolk

Lat/Long:  52:42:52N  01:28:14E

Notes

GCI Station

Links to related sites/pages

Commanding Officers, Aerial photo on Google Maps

RAF Negombo

Badge of RAF Negombo

Main units: -

45 Sqn (

232 Sqn (

249 Sqn (

No 1303 Meteorological Flt (1 Dec 1945 - 30 Apr 1946)

No 32 Staging Post (1 Dec 1945 - 30 Apr 1946)

No 7045 Servicing Echelon (29 May – 30 Jul 1946)

No 8 Personnel Transit Camp (Sep - 3 Oct 1946)

No 1301 Meteorological Flt (1 May 1949 - 30 Nov 1951)

Location

Country: - Sri Lanka (Ceylon)

Lat/Long:  7:10:53N   79:53:02E

Height Above Sea Level:  26 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It was originally called Katunayake, and reverted to this name after Sri Lankan independence but was renamed Bandaranaike International Airport in 1964, once again reverting to Katunayake in 1977 and then back to BIA in 1995.  It is also used by the Sri Lankan Air Force

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Netheravon

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

Special Duties Flt (12 Sep 1928 - Aug 1930)

33 Sqn (1 Mar - 14 Sep 1929)

13 Sqn (23 Sep 1929 - 24 Jul 1933, Sep 1933 - 3 May 1935)

446 (Fleet Reconnaissance) Flt (1 Jun - 25 Sep 1931)

407 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (27 Jul - 28 Sep 1931, 13 Nov 1931 - 20 Jan 1932, 21 Sep - 3 Oct 1932)

404 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (10 - 16 Sep 1931, 13 Mar - 21 Apr 1932, 15 Jul - 16 Sep 1932, 18 Oct 1932 - 2 Jan 1933, 24 Mar - 3 Apr 1933)

57 Sqn (20 Oct 1931 - 5 Sep 1932)

442 (Fleet Reconnaissance) Flt (10 Nov - Dec 1931, 24 Mar - 3 Apr 1933)

402 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (29 Jan - 2 Mar 1932, 15 Jul - 10 Sep 1932, 17 Oct 1932 - 2 Jan 1933, 24 Mar - 3 Apr 1933)

406 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (13 - 13 Mar 1932)

401 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (4 - 28 Oct 1932, 9 Nov 1932 - 3 Jan 1933, 24 Mar - 3 Apr 1933)

409 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (17 Oct 1932 - 25 Jan 1933)

405 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (10 Nov 1932 - 3 Apr 1933)

449 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Flt (22 Mar - 3 Apr 1933)

465 (Fleet Torpedo Bomber) Flt (24 - xx Mar 1933)

466 (Fleet Torpedo Bomber) Flt (24 - xx Mar 1933)

800 Sqn (3 Apr - 5 May 1933, 28 Jul - 7 Sep 1933, 7 Oct 1933 - 5 Jan 1934, 12 Apr - 1 Jun 1934, 31 Aug 1933 - 20 Feb 1934, 12 Apr - 14 May 1934)

803 Sqn (3 - 26 Apr 1933)

822 Sqn (3 - 21 Apr 1933, 27 Oct 1933 - 5 Jan 1934, 13 Apr - 1 Jun 1934)

142 Sqn (1 Jun 1934 - 3 Jan 1935)

802 Sqn (24 Jul - 13 Aug 1934, 30 Aug - 7 Sep 1934, 28 Sep 1934 - 13 May 1935, 27 Jul - 21 Aug 1935)

No 6 Flying Training School (1 Apr 1935 - 26 Aug 1938)

No 1 Service Flying Training School (1 Sep 1939 - 7 Mar 1942)

239 Sqn (26 - 30 Sep 1941)

Parachute Exercise Unit (22 Dec 1941 - 2 Jan 1942)

Glider Exercise Sqn (1 - 25 Jan 1942)

HQ, No 38 Wing (19 Jan 1942 - 11 Oct  1943)

No 38 Wing Communication Flt (19 Jan 1942 - 26 Nov 1943)

297 Sqn (22 Jan - 5 Jun 1942)

296 Sqn (1 Feb - 25 Jul 1942)

295 Sqn (3 Aug 1942 - 1 May 1943)

Glider Pilots'  Exercise Unit (12 Aug 1942 - 8 Jan 1943, 10 May - 29 Sep 1943, 14 Oct - 14 Nov 1943)

No 1 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit (3 Oct 1942 - 20 Apr 1943, 17 Feb 1944 - xxx 1945, xxx 1946 - 28 May 1949)

No 403 Repair & Salvage Unit (25 Apr - 3 May 1943)

Heavy Glider Maintenance Unit (6 May - 16 Aug 1943)

No 1 Heavy Glider Maintenance Unit (16 Aug 1943 - 15 Mar 1944)

No 4 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit (8 Jul 1943 - xxx 1944, xx - 31 Jan 1946)

No 38 Group Communication Flt (26 Nov 1943 - 12 Oct 1944)

RLG for Operational Refresher and Training Unit (Dec 1943 - xxx xxxx)

Airborne Forces Tactical Development Unit (14 Jan 1944)

Air Transport Tactical Development Unit (14 Jan 1944 - 31 Aug 1945)

No 6 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit (20 Jan 1944 - Jun 1945)

No 7 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit (20 Jan - 17 Apr 1944)

No 38 Group Parachute Maintenance and Servicing Unit (1 Feb 1944 - May 1949)

No 1677 (Target Towing) Flt (1 Mar - 12 Oct 1944)

No 1 Heavy Glider Servicing Unit (15 Mar 1944 - 31 Dec 1946)

No 1 (Horsa) Glider Servicing Unit (Aug 1944 - 31 Dec 1946)

School of Air Transport (1 Nov 1944 - 5 Mar 1946)

No 12 (Horsa) Glider Servicing Unit (8 Nov 1944 - xxx xxxx)

No 13 (Horsa) Glider Servicing Unit (8 Nov 1944 - 17 Feb 1945)

Transport Command Development Unit (31 Aug - 20 Sep 1945)

Naval Administration Unit (xxx - 21 Jun 1946)

No 7 (Horsa) Glider Servicing Unit (31 Aug - 31 Dec 1946)

No 8 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit (xxx 1946 - xxx xxxx)

187 Sqn (3 Oct - 1 Nov 1946)

No 4187 Servicing Echelon (15 Oct – 1 Dec 1946)

53 Sqn (1 Nov 1946 - 11 Dec 1947)

No 4053 Servicing Echelon (1 Dec 1946 – 8 Dec 1947)

Transport Support Practice Camp (1 Apr 1947 - 5 Jan 1948)

VISTRE Flt (16 Nov 1947 - 18 Nov 1950)

18 Sqn (8 - 11 Dec 1947)

No 9 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit (1 Mar - 6 Apr 1948)

No 5 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit (xxx xxxx - 17 Jun 1949)

27 Sqn (10 Jun - 10 Nov 1950)

Joint Concealment Centre (RAF Component) (15 Jan 1952 - 31 Oct 1958)

Location

County: - Wiltshire

Lat/Long:   51:14:23N  01:46:00W

Grid Ref -  SU165490

Height Above Sea Level - 400 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1913

No 38 Group (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Main units: -

5 Sqn (28 May - 6 Jul 1914)

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

3 Sqn (16 Jun 1913 - 13 Aug 1914)

4 Sqn (14 Jun 1913 - 30 Jul 1914)

2 Sqn (30 Jun - 5 Aug 1014)

7 Sqn (22 Oct 1914 - 29 Mar 1915)

1 Sqn (13 Nov 1914 - 7 Mar 1915)

HQ, No 4 Wing (29 Nov 1914 - 23 Aug 1916, 10 Jan 1917 - 15 May 1919)

No 3 Reserve Aeroplane Sqn (21 Jan 1915)

10 Sqn (7 Apr - 25 Jul 1915)

11 Sqn (14 Feb - 25 Jul 1915 )

12 Sqn (14 Feb - 6. Sep 1915)

21 Sqn (23 Jul 1915 - 23 Jan 1916)

No 7 Reserve Aeroplane Sqn (28 Jul 1915 - 13 Jan 1916)

No 8 Reserve Aeroplane Sqn (28 Jul 1915 - 13 Jan 1916)

20 Sqn (1 Sep - 15 Dec 1915)

26 Sqn (8 Oct - 9 Dec 1915)

32 Sqn (12 Jan - 28 May 1916)

No 7 Reserve Sqn (13 Jan 1916 - 31 May 1917)

No 8 Reserve Sqn (13 Jan 1916 - 31 May 1917)

19 Sqn (31 Jan - 4 Apr 1916)

42 Sqn (26 Feb - 1 Apr 1916, 17 Feb - 26 Jun 1919)

48 Sqn (15 Apr - 8 Jun 1916)

'A' Flt, No 22 Reserve Sqn (22 May - 4 Jul 1916)

No 24 Reserve Sqn (25 May 1916 - 31 May 1917)

66 Sqn (2 - 30 Jul 1916)

62 Sqn (28 Jul - 8 Aug 1916)

43 Sqn (30 Aug - 8 Dec 1916)

No 92 (Canadian) Reserve Sqn (15 Mar - 31 May 1917)

No 7 Training Sqn (31 May 1917 - 15 Aug 1918)

No 8 Training Sqn (31 May 1917 - 15 Aug 1918)

No 24 Training Sqn (31 May 1917 - 30 Mar 1918)

No 92 (Canadian) Training Sqn (31 May - xxx 1917)

72 Sqn (8 Jul - 1 Nov 1917)

No 74 Training Sqn (21 Oct - 1 Dec 1917)

No 59 Training Sqn (20 Nov - 6 Dec 1917)

No 71 Training Sqn (28 Nov - 10 Dec 1917, Feb - 1 Apr 1918)

No 70 Training Sqn (10 - 20 Dec 1917)

104th Aero Sqn, USAAS (24 Mar -6 Jun 1918)

97 Sqn (31 Mar - 9 Aug 1918)

116 Sqn (31 Mar - 27 Jul 1918)

No 8 Training Depot Station (1 Apr 1918 - 15 May 1919)

No 12 Training Depot Station (1 Apr 1918 - 15 May 1919)

115 Sqn (15 Apr - 17 Jul 1918)

118 Sqn (15 Apr - 7 Aug 1918)

64th (Naval) Wing (22 Apr - xxx 1918)

207 Sqn (22 Apr - 13 May 1918)

215 Sqn (23 Apr - 15 May 1918)

187th Aero Sqn, USAAS (Jul 1918- xxx xxxx)

52 Sqn (17 Feb - 28 Jun 1919)

35 Sqn (3 Mar - 26 Jun 1919)

No 8 Training School (15 May - 29 Jul 1919)

Netheravon Flying School (29 Jul - 23 Dec 1919)

208 Sqn (9 Sep - 7 Nov 1919)

No 1 Flying Training School (23 Dec 1919 - 1 Feb 1931, 26 Aug 1938 - 1 Sep 1939)

99 Sqn (1 Apr - 31 May 1924)

Detachments**

7 Sqn (Sep - Oct 1914)

442 (Fleet Reconnaissance) Flt (24 Oct 1932 - 4 Jan 1933)

822 Sqn (4 - 8 May 1933)

No 4 Ferry Pilot Pool (28 Oct 1940 - xxx xxxx)

‘A’ Flt, 296 Sqn  (1 Feb - 25 Jul 1942)

‘B’ Flt, 296 Sqn  (1 Feb - 12 Aug 1942)

No 1333 Conversion Unit (29 Dec 1947 - 5 Jan 1948)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsOfficers Commanding, Atlantikwall website,  Control Towers website, 

RAF Nether Wallop

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

HQ, Southern Sector (1 Nov 1945 - 10 May 1946)

Location

County: - Hampshire

Lat/Long:   51:07:37N  01;34:08W

Grid Ref - 

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

 (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Newmarket

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 3 Group Communication Flt (Jul 1941 - 1 Mar 1945)

138 Sqn (25 Aug - 16 Dec 1941)

No 1483 (Target Towing) Flt (18 Nov 1941 - 7 Feb 1942)

215 Sqn (9 Dec 1941 - 5 Jan 1942)

No 1505 (Beam Approach Training) Flt (5 - 14 Jan 1942)

1483 (Target Towing & Gunnery) Flt (7 Feb - 13 Jul 1942)

161 Sqn (14 Feb - 1 Mar 1942)

3 Group Air Bomber Training Flt (15 Jun - 13 Jul 1942)

‘B’ Flt, Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment (6 Aug - 26 Sep 1942)

75 Sqn (1 Nov 1942 - 29 Jun 1943)

453 Sqn (6 - 14 Mar 1943)

No 1483 (Bomber) Gunnery Flt  (29 Jun 1943 - 11 Mar 1944)

Bombing Development Unit (11 Sep 1943- 25 Feb 1945)

Night Vision Training School (5 Aug 1943 - xxx xxxx)

No 22 Heavy Glider Maintenance Section (16 Aug 1943 - 15 Mar 1944)

Radar Training Flt (7 Dec 1943 - xxx xxxx)

No 1688 (Bomber) Defence Training Flt (15 Feb 1944 - 25 Feb 1945)

No 54 Maintenance Unit (1 Mar 1945 - 31 Jan 1948)

Location

County: - Suffolk

Lat/Long:   52:14:30N  00:22:00E

Grid Ref -  TL620630

Height Above Sea Level - 96 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1939

No 3 Group (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

Main Units: -

No 192 Depot Sqn (14 Nov - 21 Dec 1917)

No 192 (Night) Training Sqn (21 Dec 1917 - 31 May 1919)

No 190 (Night) Training Sqn (14 Mar - 5 Oct 1918)

99 Sqn (2 Sep 1939 - 18 Mar 1941)

No 419/1419 Flt (Feb -1 25 Aug 1941)

No 3 Group Target Towing Flt  (May - 18 Nov 1941)

No 3 Group Training Flt (21 May 1941 - 7 Feb 1942)

Detachments**

107 Sqn (4 - 10 Feb 1941)

7 Sqn (16 Mar - 27 Apr 1941)

2 Sqn (Jan - Mar 1943)

Air Fighting Development Unit (15 Jul 1943 - Mar 1944)

No 3 Lancaster Finishing School (5 Jan - 25 Feb 1945)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsBomber Command 60th Anniversary website,

RAF Newton

Station badge - RAF Newton

Main units (continued): -

No 722 Ground Defence Sqn (19 Dec 1941 - 1 Feb 1942)

No 2722 (1 Feb 1942 - xxx xxxx)

Detachment, No 2 Flying Instructors School (10 Sep 1943 - 9 Feb 1944)

HQ, No 12 Group (20 Dec 1946 - 14 Aug 1959)

Nottingham University Air Sqn (Jun - 1 Nov 1946, 9 Jun 1947 - 24 Nov 1967)

No 12 Group Communications Flt (Dec 1946 - 14 Aug 1959)

No 47 Gliding School (xxx 1947 - 1 Sep 1955)

No 58 Maintenance Unit (1 Apr 1947 - 15 May 1950)

Relief Landing Ground for No 22 SFTS (1 Feb 1948 - 15 Nov 1951)

No 93 Maintenance Unit (8 Jan 1951 - 31 Jan 1959)

Detachment - 504 Sqn (Sep 1952 - xxx xxxx)

No 13 Group Communications Flt (1 Jun - 1 Nov 1955)

No 2 Home Command Gliding Centre (1 Jul 1958 - 31 Mar 1959)

No 7 Air Experience Flt (8 Sep 1958 - xxx 2000)

No 2 Gliding Centre (31 Mar - 1 Sep 1959)

No 9 School of Technical Training (1 Dec 1959 - 17 May 1974)

East Midlands University Air Sqn (24 Nov 1967 - xxx 2000)

Central Gliding School* (31 Jan 1975 - xxx 1995)

No 644 Volunteer* (31 Jan 1975 - xxx 1995)

RAF Police School

RAF Police Dog Training Centre

School of Education (xxx 1972 - xxx 1990)

HQ Air Cadets (xxx 1975 - 10 Aug 1995)

Air Cadet Training Centre

Location

County: - Nottinghamshire

Lat/Long:  52:57:38N  00:59:15W

Grid Ref:    SK680415

Height above sea level: 150 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1937

No 21 Group (1944)

Closed - 1995

Notes

It remained in use after closure as a base for East Midlands UAS and No 7 AEF but closed to flying on 10 Nov 2000, eventually closing in 2001.

*Operating from nearby RAF Syerston

Main units: -

103 Sqn (3 Jul 1940 - 11  Jul 1941)

150 Sqn (3 Jul 1940 - 10 Jul 1941)

98 Sqn (26 - 27 Jul 1940)

Ground Defence Sqn (Apr - 19 Dec 1941)

No 16 (Polish) Service Flying Training School (15 Jul 1941 - 18 Dec 1946)

Links to related sites/pages

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

Book on RAF Newton by Tim O’Brien GAvA,

RAF Newtownards

No Badge authorised

Main units (Continued): -

231 Sqn (1 Jul 1940 - 11 Dec 1941)

No 1480 (Anti-Aircraft Co-operation) Flt (Dec 1941 - 1 Dec 1943)

No 82 Group Communication Flt (5 Jan 1942 - 7 Jun 1943)

No 1493 (Target Towing) Flt (6 Jan -  May 1942)

'S' Flt, No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit  (26 Jan - 1 Nov 1942)

No 1493 (Fighter) Gunnery Flt (May 1942 - 26 Jan 1943)

No 79 Wing Calibration Flt (19 Oct - 6 Nov 1942)

RAF Northern Ireland Communication Flt (Oct 1942 - xxx 1944, 1 May - xxx 1944)

No 1617 (Anti-Aircraft Co-operation) Flt (1 Nov 1942 - 1 Dec 1943)

290 Sqn (1 Dec 1943 - 25 Mar 1944)

HQ No 96 (Wireless) Wing (xxx - 10 May 1944)

No 201 Gliding School (Apr 1944 - May 1946)

No 203 Gliding School (May 1945 -  Jul 1947, Nov 1952- 3 Jul 1953)

No 664 Volunteer Gliding School (1 Nov 1995 - Current)

Location

County: - County Down

Lat/Long:   54:35:00N  05:41:30W

Grid Ref -  J495725

Height Above Sea Level - 0 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

RAF in Northern Ireland (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

Main units: -

RLG for No 24 Elementary Flying Training School  (13 Nov 1939  - xxx xxxx)

No 416 Flt (27 Jun - 1 Jul 1940)

Detachments

No 7 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (21 Apr - 28 May 1941)

No 6 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (28 May - Aug 1941, 13 Dec 1941 - 20 Aug 1943)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Nicosia

Station badge - RAF Nicosia

Main units: -

208 Sqn (16 Mar - 17 Nov 1948, 16 Sep - 19 Oct 19511 Mar 1958 - 31 Mar 1959)

32 Sqn (25 Mar 1948 -4 Jan 1951, 11 Jan - 18 Mar 1957)

AHQ RAF Levant (3 - 26 Jul 1948)

73 Sqn (21 Apr - 27 May 1949, 20 Feb - 27 Mar 1950, 14 Feb - 21 Mar 1951, 24 Oct - 25 Nov 1952, 19 Sep - 25 Oct 1953, 25 Mar - 21 Apr 1954, 2 May - 12 Oct 1955, 5 Nov 1955 - 30 Jul 1956)

249 Sqn (28 Jun - 8 Aug 1949, 24 Jun - 10 Aug 1950,16 Apr - 9 May 1952, 26 Sep - 4 Nov 1955)

8 Sqn (14 Aug - 25 Sep 1950, 23 Feb - 9 Apr 1952, 7 Jul - 14 Aug 1953)

Middle East Air Force Instrument Training Flt (15 Jan 1952 - 10 May 1956)

185 Sqn (8 Sep - 13 Oct 1952)

AHQ Cyprus (9 Jan 1954 - 15 Dec 1956)

No 26 Sqn RAF Regiment

No 27 Sqn RAF Regiment

No 21 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx xxxx - 15 Jun 1957)

No 29 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx xxxx - 15 Jun 1957)

No 34 Sqn RAF Regiment

No 37 Sqn RAF Regiment

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

Middle East Air Force Communication Sqn (1 Dec 1954 - 14 May 1957)

Middle East Air Force (Main) (1 Dec 1954 - 13 May 1957)

No 113 Maintenance Unit (1 Jan 1955 - 30 Apr 1964)

Internal Security Flt (Dec 1955 - Aug 1958)

70 Sqn (12 Dec 1955 - 12 Jul 1966)

AHQ Levant Communication Flt (15 Jan 1956 - xxx 1957)

Armament Practice Camp (Middle East) (31 Jan - 1 Feb 1956)

84 Sqn (11 Mar - 31 Dec 1956)

114 Sqn (20 Mar 1956 - 31 Dec 1957, 15 Dec 1958 - 14 Mar 1959)

No 1915 Independent AOP Flt (4 Apr - 4 May 1956)

39 Sqn (9 Aug 1956 - 23 Mar 1957, 19 May - 18 Jun 1958)

284 Sqn (15 Oct 1956 - 1 Aug 1959)

No 1903 AOP Flt (Nov - Dec 1956)

230 Sqn (27 Nov 1958 - 7 Apr 1959)

103 Sqn (1 Aug 1959 - 31 Jul 1963)

No 28 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx xxxx - 1 Jan 1964)

43 Sqn (21 Jun 1961 - 1 Mar 1963)

29 Sqn (1 Mar 1963 - 16 Mar 1954)

No 1563 (Helicopter) Flt (1 Aug 1963 - 4 Nov 1967)

Location

Country: - Cyprus

Lat/Long:  35:09:18N  33:16:12E

Height Above Sea Level:

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

It is currently (2008) not in use as it lies in the UN Buffer Zone.

Main units: -

HQ RAF Cyprus (8 Jun - 29 Jul 1941)

80 Sqn (20 Jul - 16 Aug 1941)

No 259 Wing (21 Jul 1941 - 22 Jul 1944)

No 6 Refuelling and Re-arming Party (Middle East) (1 May - Jul 1942)

No 7 Refuelling and Re-arming Party (Middle East) (1 May - Jul 1942)

603 Sqn (28 Jun - 21 Dec 1942)

No 1565 (Meteorological) Flt (1 Feb 1943 - 27 Sep 1944, 10 Nov 1945 - 30 Apr 1946)

Advanced HQ, Air Defences Eastern Mediterranean (17 Sep 1943 - xxx 1944)

74 Sqn (22 Sep - 11 Oct 1943, 22 - 23 Oct 1943)

No 166 Maintenance Unit (8 Nov 1943 - 1 Sep 1945)

No 79 Operational Training Unit (1 Feb 1944 - 30 Jul 1945)

Communication Flt, Nicosia (Jun - 15 Sep 1945)

No 11 Flying Instructors School (26 Jun 1946 - 7 Jan 1947)

256 Sqn (13 Jul - 12 Sep 1946)

213 Sqn (25 Sep 1946 - 3 Sep 1947)

6 Sqn (3 Oct 1946 - 5 Sep 1947, 5 Apr - 22 May 1951, 31 May - 11 Jul 1952, 28 Aug - 5 Oct 1954, 7 Nov - 12 Dec 1955)

No 285 Wing (21 Apr - 10 Jun 1947)

No 324 Wing (5 - 10 Jun 1947)

No 2 Sqn RAF Regiment

Detachments**

45 Sqn (Jan 1937 - Nov 1937)

250 Sqn (Apr - May 1941)

80 Sqn (Jun - Jul 1941)

203 Sqn (Jun 1941 - Jan 1942)

261 Sqn (Sep 1941 - Feb 1942)

162 Sqn (Jan 1942 - Apr 1943, Aug 1943 - Apr 1944)

451 Sqn (Feb - Aug 1942)

No 1413 (Meteorological) Flt (Feb 1942 - 1 Feb 1943)

272 Sqn (Mar - Nov 1942)

46 Sqn (May 1942 - Jan 1943)

No 58 Repair & Salvage Unit (1942 - 1943)

459 Sqn (Dec 1942 - Apr 1944)

127 Sqn (Jan 1943 - Apr 1944)

680 Sqn (Feb 1943 - Feb 1945)

74 Sqn (Aug - Sep 1943, Oct - Nov 1943)

243 Sqn (Dec 1943 - Feb 1944)

No 207 Air-Sea Rescue Unit (Dec 1943-  Jan 1946)

294 Sqn (Mar 1944 - Jun 1945)

208 Sqn (Oct 1951 - Jan 1956)

6 Sqn (Feb 1953 - Jan 1954)

39 Sqn (Mar 1957 - May 1958)

230 Sqn (Jan 1963 - Dec 1964, Nov 1966 - Dec 1971)

84 Sqn (Jan 1972 - Mar 1982)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Nordhorn

Badge not yet located

Main units: -

Air Weapons Range

317 Sqn (

662 Sqn (

HQ, No 131 Wing (13 - 30 Apr 1945)

302 Sqn (

No 6302 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (13 – 30 Apr 1945)

308 Sqn (

No 6308 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (13 – 26 Apr 1945)

Location

Country: -  Germany

Lat/Long:  52:26:06N  07:10:12E

Height Above Sea Level:  75 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

 (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Also known as B101.

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF North Coates

Station badge - RAF North Coates

Main units: -

No 1 Air Observers School (1 Mar 1938 - 2 Sep 1939)

Temporary Armament Training Station (1 Apr - 15 Aug 1938)

144 Sqn (9 Apr - 7 May 1938)

No 1 Ground Defence Gunners School (20 Nov 1939 - 1 Jul 1940)

‘B’ Flt , 46 Sqn (2 - 21 Feb 1940)

46 Sqn (21 Feb - 2 Mar 1940)

248 Sqn (24 Feb - 8 Apr 1940)

235 Sqn (27 Feb - 25 Apr 1940)

236 Sqn (29 Feb - 23 Apr 1940, 19 Sep 1942 - 25 May 1945)

22 Sqn (8 Apr 1940 - 25 Jun 1941)

812 Sqn FAA (11 May - 15 Jun 1940)

812 Sqn FAA (19 Jun - 11 Sep 1940)

No 431 Flt (16 Aug - 4 Sep 1940)

812 Sqn FAA (27 Sep - 1 Oct 1940, 10 Oct 1940 - 19 Mar 1941)

816 Sqn FAA (15 Mar - 2 May 1941)

No 2 Mobile Torpedo Unit (Dec 1940 - 2 Sep 1942)

86 Sqn (15 May 1941 - 10 Jan 1942)

407 Sqn (8 Jul 1941 - 18 Feb 1942)

59 Sqn (17 Jan - 29 Aug 1942)

53 Sqn (18 Feb - 16 May 1942)

415 Sqn (5 Jun - 5 Aug 1942)

143 Sqn (27 Aug 1942 - 28 Aug 1943, 12 Feb - 23 May 1944, 9 Sep - 23 Oct 1944)

608 Sqn (14 Sep - 29 Oct 1942)

254 Sqn (7 Nov 1942 - 29 Jun 1945)

No 2705 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1943 - Jul 1944)

No 2899 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx xxxx - Oct 1943)

No 15 School of Technical Training (1 Oct 1948 - 13 Sep 1953)

No 54 Maintenance Unit (15 Sep 1953 - 31 Jul 1956)

'B' Flt, 275 Sqn (Nov 1954 - Oct 1957)

264 Sqn (1 Dec 1958 - 30 Nov 1962)

No 148 Wing (1 May 1960 - 1 Feb 1963)

Surface-to-Air Missile Operational Training School (1 Oct 1963 - xxx xxxx)

No 17 Joint Trials Unit (1 Apr 1964 - 1 Nov 1966)

25 Sqn (1 Oct 1973 - xxx xxxx)

'B' Flt, 85 Sqn (19 Dec 1975 - 1 Dec 1990)

Location

County: - Lincolnshire

Lat/Long:  53:30:15N  00:04:00E

Grid Ref:    TA372028

Height above sea level: 12 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1935

No 25 Group (1 Dec 1937 - 15 Aug 1938)

No 16 Group (1944)

Closed - 1990

Notes

Originally called North Coates Fittes.  The site was used in WW1 but development as a fully fledged station did not begin until the 1930's.

Main units: -

No 404 Flt (26 Sep 1918 - 6 Mar 1919)

445 (Fleet Reconnaissance) Flt  (15 Aug - 10 Sep 1930)

450 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Flt (15 Jun - 6 Jul 1931)

465 (Fleet Torpedo Bomber) Flt (6 - 25 Jul 1931)

466 (Fleet Torpedo Bomber) Flt (20 Jul - 8 Aug 1931)

449 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Flt (10 - 26 Aug 1931)

No 2 Armament Training Camp (1 Jan 1932 - 6 Oct 1936)

811 Sqn (16 - 22 Jun 1933)

811 Sqn (16 Jun - 7 Jul 1934)

820 Sqn (15 Apr - 4 May 1935)

810 Sqn (16 Jun - 6 Jul 1935)

Air Observers School (1 Jan 1936 - 1 Nov 1937)

Temporary Armament Training Camp, North Coates Fittes (6 Oct 1936 - 1 Apr 1938)

810 Sqn (20 Aug - 1 Sep 1937)

No 2 Air Armament School (1 Nov 1937 - 1 Mar 1938)

Detachments**

16 Sqn (Mar - xxx 1930, Feb - Mar 1937 )

No 11 Flying Training School (24 Jul - 15 Aug 1936, 19 Apr - 14 May 1937)

9 Sqn (Jan 1938)

46 Sqn (xxx - 12 Nov 1939)

611 Sqn (26 Feb - 28 May 1940)

‘A’ Flt, 46 Sqn  (6 - 7 Mar 1940)

‘B’ Flt, 46 Sqn (27 - 29 Mar 1940)

225 Sqn (11 Apr - 25 May 1940)

233 Sqn (xx - 18 May 1940)

42 Sqn (Mar 1941 - Jun 1942)

236 Sqn (Mar - Apr 1941)

No 6 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (9 May 1941 - Feb 1942)

217 Sqn (Nov 1941 - Mar 1942)

278 Sqn (26 Nov 1941 12 Jan 1943)

No 7 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (Mar 1942, May - Nov 1943)

415 Sqn (27 May - 5 Jun 1942)

206 Sqn (xx - 27 Jun 1942)

Links to related sites/pages

North Coates Flying Club, RAF-Lincolnshire.info, Commanding Officers, Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF North Creake

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

199 Sqn (1 May 1944 - 19 Jul 1945)

171 Sqn (8 Sep 1944 - 27 Jul 1945)

No 111 Storage Sub-Site, No 274 Maintenance Unit (12 Oct 1945 - Sep 1947)

Location

County: - Norfolk

Lat/Long:   52:54:38N  00:49:15E

Grid Ref -  TF900385

Height Above Sea Level - 240 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1943

No 100 Group (1944)

Closed - 1947

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsBomber Command 60th Anniversary websiteControl Towers website

RAF North Front

Badge of RAF North Front

Main units (continued): -

204 Sqn (15 Jul - 28 Aug 1941)

AHQ Gibraltar (21 Dec 1941 - 30 Nov 1966)

233 Sqn (12 Jul 1942 - 5 Mar 1944)

No 1676 (Target Towing) Flt ( 12 Oct 1942 - ?)

500 Sqn (5 - 19 Nov 1942)

No 4 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit (6 - 13 Nov 1942)

608 Sqn (9 Nov - 18 Dec 1942)

179 Sqn (18 Nov 1942 - 28 Apr 1944)

48 Sqn (23 Dec 1942 - 21 Feb 1944)

No 73 Staging Post (10 Jan 1943 - 31 Jul 1946)

No 237 Maintenance Unit (1 Mar 1943 - 1 Sep 1946)

No 1500 Flt (4 May 1943 - 25 Mar 1946)

No 1403 Flt (25 May - 20 Sep 1943)

No 1676 (Gibraltar Defence) Flt (12 Sep 1943 - 11 May 1944)

520 Sqn (20 Sep 1943 - 25 Apr 1946)

52 Sqn (20 Feb - 31 Mar 1944)

458 Sqn (29 Jan - 8 Jun 1945)

224 Sqn (18 Oct 1948 - 31 Oct 1966)

269 Sqn (1 Jan - 24 Mar 1952)

Towed Target Flt (May 1953 - Nov 1958)

Location

Country: -   Gibraltar

Lat/Long:   36:09:11N  05:20:42W

Height above sea level:  15 ft

Operational Control: -

RNAS seaplane base opened - 1915

RAF North Front opened - 1942

RAF New Camp opened - 1942?

RAF Gibraltar opened - 1966

Notes

Main units: -

210 Sqn (28 Sep 1935 - 7 Aug 1936)

General Reconnaissance Group (1939)

202 Sqn (10 Sep 1939 - 3 Sep 1944)

HQ, No 200 Group (25 Sep 1939 - 21 Dec 1941)

Detachments**

95 Sqn (Mar 1941 - Jul 1942)

204 Sqn (Aug 1941 - Jan 1944)

233 Sqn (Aug 1941 - Jul 1942)

210 Sqn (Oct 1942 - Dec 1943)

540 Sqn (Oct 1942 - Mar 1945)

544 Sqn (Oct 1942 - Oct 1945)

541 Sqn (Oct 1942 - Jul 1944)

87 Sqn (Dec 1942)

248 Sqn  (Jan 1943 - Jan 1944)

36 Sqn (Jun 1943 - Apr 1944)

172 Sqn (Aug 1943 - Sep 1944)

220 Sqn (Oct 1943 - Jun 1945)

52 Sqn (Nov 1943 - Feb 1944)

256 Sqn (May - Aug 1944)

Links to related sites/pages

Station WebsiteBattle of Britain Anniversary websiteCommanding Officers, Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF North Killingholme

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

550 Sqn (3 Jan 1944 - 31 Oct 1945)

Sub-site, No 35 Maintenance Unit (1 Jan 1946 -30 Sep 1950)

Sub-site, No 93 Maintenance Unit (1 Dec 1948 - xxx xxxx, 30 Sep - Dec 1950)

Location

County: - Lincolnshire

Lat/Long:   53:38:15N  00:17:15W

Grid Ref - 

Height Above Sea Level - 31 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.infoControl Towers website

RAF North Luffenham

Station badge - RAF North Luffenham

Main units (continued): -

Flying Training Command Instructors School (1 Mar - 16 Oct 1944)

Heavy Glider Conversion Unit (2 Mar - 16 Oct 1944)

HQ, No 73 Base (1 Nov 1944 - 1 Aug 1945)

No 1653 Heavy Conversion Unit (27 Nov 1944 - 28 Oct 1946)

No 3 Fighter Command Servicing Unit (25 Jan - 1 May 1946)

No 21 Heavy Glider Conversion Unit (5 Dec 1946 - 3 Dec 1947)

No 1382 (Transport) Conversion Unit (10 Dec 1947 - 5 Jan 1948)

No 1333 (Transport Support) Conversion Unit (5 Jan 1948)

No 240 Operational Conversion Unit (5 Jan 1948 - 28 Mar 1951)

No 102 Flying Refresher School (1 May - 15 Nov 1951)

No 1 Fighter Wing RCAF (Nov 1951 - Mar 1955)

410 Sqn RCAF (15 Nov 1951 - 14 Nov 1954)

441 Sqn RCAF (1 Mar 1952 - 21 Dec 1954)

439 Sqn RCAF (15 Jun 1952 - 1 Apr 1955)

No 27 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx xxxx - xxx xxxx)

No 63 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx xxxx - xxx xxxx)

No 238 Operational Conversion Unit (1 Jan 1957 - 13 Mar 1958)

111 Sqn (19 Feb - 18 Jun 1958)

No 151 Wing (1 Oct 1959 - 30 Sep 1964)

Radio Technical Publications Sqn (Nov 1963 -

Aero Medical Training Centre

Ground Radio Servicing Centre

RAF Language School

Midland Radar

No 66 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1971 - xxx 1974)

No 58 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx xxxx - xxx xxxx)

Location

County: - Rutland (Leicestershire)

Lat/Long:  52:37:53N  00:36:15W

Grid Ref:    SK941098

Height above sea level: 350 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1940

Closed - 1997

Notes

Now St George's Barracks

Main units: -

Ground Defence Sqn (Apr - 19 Dec 1941)

No 797 Ground Defence Sqn (19 Dec 1941 - 1 Feb 1942)

No 17 Elementary Flying Training School (18 Jan - 15 Jul 1941)

61 Sqn (17 Jul - Sep 1941)

144 Sqn (17 Jul 1941 - 22 Apr 1942)

No 2797 Sqn RAF Regiment (1 Feb 1942 - xxx xxxx)

No 29 Operational Training Unit (21 Apr 1942 - 1 Jun 1943)

No 2899 Sqn RAF Regiment (Jun 1943 - xxx xxxx)

No 2952 Sqn RAF Regiment (Aug - Oct 1943)

Detachments**

408 Sqn (25 Jan - 17 Mar 1942)

No 12 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit (22 May - 12 Jun 1942)

Central Servicing Development Establishment (Mar 1951)

Flying element of No 228 Operational Conversion Unit (17 Apr 1956 - 25 Jan 1957)

Links to related sites/pages

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

RAF Northolt

Station Badge - RAF Northolt

Main units (continued): -

604 Sqn (16 Jan - 15 May 1940, 20 Jun - 3 Jul 1940)

253 Sqn (14 Feb - 8 May 1940)

92 Sqn (9 May - 9 Jun 1940)

609 Sqn (20 May - 6 Jul 1940)

257 Sqn (4 Jul - 15 Aug 1940)

Air Fighting Development Unit (Jul 1940 - 16 Dec 1940)

303 Sqn (22 Jul - 11 Oct 1940, 3 Jan - 15 Jul 1941, 7 Oct 1941 - 16 Jun 1942, 2 - 5 Feb 1943, 1 Jun - 12 Nov 1943)

1 Sqn RCAF (16 Aug - 10 Oct 1940)

229 Sqn (9 Sep - 15 Dec 1940)

615 Sqn (10 Oct - 16 Dec 1940)

302 Sqn (11 Oct - 23 Nov 1940, 19 Dec 1943 - 1 Mar 1944, 7 Mar - 1 Apr 1944)

306 Sqn (3 Apr - 7 Oct 1941, 16 Jun 1942 - 12 Mar 1943)

308 Sqn (24 Jun - 12 Dec 1941, 29 Oct 1942 - 29 Apr 1943, 11 Nov - 2 Dec 1943, 15 Mar - 1 Apr 1944)

315 Sqn (14 Jul 1941 - 1 Apr 1942, 5 Sep 1942 - 2 Jun 1943)

316 Sqn (13 Dec 1941 - 23 Apr 1942, 12 Mar - 22 Sep 1943)

No 708 (Ground Defence) Sqn (19 Dec 1941 - 1 Feb 1942)

No 2708 Sqn RAF Regiment (1 Feb - xxx 1942)

317 Sqn (1 Apr - 30 Jun 1942, 7 Jul - 5 Sep 1942, 21 Sep - 2 Dec 1943, 18 Dec 1943 - 1 Apr 1944)

Defiant Flt (28 May - 1 Oct 1942)

No 2741 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx 1942 - xxx 1945)

No 2801 Sqn RAF Regiment

High Altitude Flt (Aug - Sep 1942)

Sub Stratosphere Flt (Sep 1942 - 20 Jan 1943)

No 3011 Servicing Echelon (13 Sep - xxx 1942, 27 Jul – 20 Sep 1943)

515 Sqn (1 - 29 Oct 1942)

124 Sqn (26 Jul - 20 Sep 1943)

HQ, No 131 Airfield (4 Oct 1943 - 1 Apr 1944)

HQ No 18 Wing (Dec 1943 - 12 May 1944)

271 Sqn (Feb 1944 - Aug 1945)

No 6302 Servicing Echelon (22 Mar – 1 Apr 1944)

No 6308 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (22 Mar – 1 Apr 1944)

No 6317 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (22 Mar – 1 Apr 1944)

No 1697 (Air Delivery Letter Service) Flt ( 27 Mar - 20 Dec 1944)

2nd Tactical Air Force Communication Sqn (3 Apr - 4 Sep 1944)

140 Sqn (7 Apr - 3 Sep 1944)

No 34 Wing Communication Flt (8 Apr - 1 Sep 1944)

16 Sqn (16 Apr - 4 Sep 1944)

No 6069 Servicing Echelon (18 Apr – 4 Sep 1944)

ADGB Communications Sqn (1 May 1944 - 16 Oct 1944)

69 Sqn (5 May - 4 Sep 1944)

No 34 Wing Support Unit (24 Jul - 16 Oct 1944)

Fighter Command Communications Sqn (16 Oct 1944 -9 Jul 1947)

No 1322 (Air Delivery Letter Service) Flt (23 Oct - 4 Dec 1944)

No 85 Group Communications Flt (Oct 1944 - 1 Jul 1946)

Fighter Command Radar School (Dec 1944 - Apr 1945)

Air Despatch Letter Service Sqn (20 Dec 1944 - 12 Jun 1945)

HQ, No 111 Wing (4 Sep - Nov 1944)

No 11 Group Communications Flt (Jan 1945 - 9 Jul 1947)

HQ 7th Air Division, USAF (25 May 1951 - xxx 1975)

7501st Munitions Support Sqn, USAF (xxx xxxx - xxx xxxx)

3rd Air Force, USAF Communication Flt (xxx xxxx - xxx xxxx)

Metropolitan Communications Sqn (4 Nov 1957 - 3 Feb 1969)

Strike Command Communication Sqn (27 Jan - 3 Feb 1969)

32 Sqn (3 Feb 1969 - 1 Apr 1995)

207 Sqn (3 Feb 1969 - 30 Jun 1984)

No 32 (The Royal) Sqn (1 Apr 1995 - Current)

Location

County: - Middlesex

Lat/Long:  51:33:15N  00:24:38W

Grid Ref:  TQ098850

Height above sea level:  120ft

Operational Control: -

South-Eastern Area (xxx 1919

Southern Area (

Fighting Area (xxx xxxx - Jul 1936)

No 11 Group (Jul 1936 - xxx xxxx)

No 2 Group (xxx 2003

Notes

Main units: -

No 4 (Reserve) Sqn ( 1 Mar 1915 - 1 Jun 1917)

18 Sqn (11 May - 16 Aug 1915)

No 11 (Reserve) Sqn (12 Oct 1915 - 13 Jan 1916)

No 11 (Training) Sqn (13 Jan 1916 - 24 Jan 1917)

No 40 (Reserve) Sqn (5 Jul - 21 Aug 1916)

43 Sqn (9 Dec 1916 - 17 Jan 1917)

No 2 (Reserve) Sqn (31 Jan - 1 Jun 1917)

No 35 Training Sqn (16 Feb - 16 Dec 1917)

No 2 Training Sqn (1 Jun 1917 - 15 Jul 1918)

No 4 Training Sqn (1 Jun 1917 -  15 Jul 1918)

74 Sqn (1 - 10 Jul 1917)

86 Sqn (16 Dec 1917 - 4 Jul 1918)

No 30 Training Depot Station (15 Jul 1918 - May 1919)

4 Sqn (13 Feb - 20 Sep 1919)

South Eastern Area Communications Flt (May 1919 - 1 Apr 1920)

Inland Area Communications Flt (1 Apr 1920 - 1 Feb 1927)

12 Sqn (1 Apr 1923 -24 Mar 1924)

41 Sqn (1 Apr 1923 - 4 Oct 1935)

600 Sqn (14 Oct 1925 - 18 Jan 1927, 25 Aug - 2 Oct 1939, 14 May - 20 Jun 1940)

601 Sqn (14 Oct 1925 - 18 Jan 1927, 17 Dec 1940 - 1 May 1941)

HQ, Superintendent RAF Reserve ( 1 May 1923 - 14 May 1925)

Cape–Cairo Flt (6 - 22 Nov 1925)

Parachute Training School (Nov 1925 - 20 Dec1926)

24 Sqn (15 Jan 1927 -10 Jul 1933)

Home Communication Flt (1 Feb 1927 - 16 Apr 1928)

No 405 (Fleet Fighter) Flt  (14 Jun - 3 Jul 1928)

1 Sqn (7 - 17 Aug 1928, 18 Jun - 23 Jul 1940, 1 Aug - 9 Sep 1940, 15 Dec 1940 - 5 Jan 1941)

No 407 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (30 May - 5 Jun 1931)

Air Pilotage School (26 Oct 1931 - Apr 1933)

800 Sqn (6 - 10 Jul 1933)

111 Sqn (12 Jul 1934 -27 Oct 1939, 13 - 21 May 1940)

London University Air Sqn (1 Oct 1935 - 5 Sep 1939)

Station Flight (6 Jan 1936 - 1 May 1944)

23 Sqn (21 Dec 1936 - 16 May 1938)

213 Sqn (8 Mar - 1 Jul 1937)

25 Sqn (26 Sep - 12 Oct 1938, 22 Aug - 5 Sep 1939, 4 Oct 1939 - 16 Jan 1940)

65 Sqn (2 Oct 1939 - 28 Mar 1940)

Detachments**

13 Sqn (3 Oct 1915 - 29 Jan 1916)

23 Sqn (3 Oct 1915 - 15 Apr 1916)

8th Aero Sqn, USAAS (xxx 1917 - xxx xxxx)

41 Sqn (May - Sep 1940)

43 Sqn (23 Jul - 1 Aug 1940)

609 Sqn (13 Aug - 3 Nov 1940)

266 Sqn (Aug 1940 - xxx xxxx)

264 Sqn (12 Sep - Oct 1940, Dec 1944 - Oct 1946)

287 Sqn (Nov 1941 - Feb 1942)

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

24 Sqn (Mar 1943 - Sep 1945)

544 Sqn (Apr - Sep 1944)

No 38 Group Communication Flt (30 Sep - 12 Oct 1944)

246 Sqn (Dec 1944 - Dec 1946)

271 Sqn (20 Feb - 2 Apr 1945)

Links to related sites/pages

Battle of Britain Anniversary websiteStation WebsiteCommanding Officers, Aerial photo on Google Maps, Listings of Officers serving at SHQ RAF Northolt, Northolt Wing Leaders,

RAF North Pickenham

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

492nd Bomb Group, USAAF (1 Jan 1944 - xxx xxxx) comprising: -

856th Bomb Sqn (xxx - 10 Aug 1944)

857th Bomb Sqn (xxx - 10 Aug 1944)

858th Bomb Sqn (xxx - 19 Jun 1944)

859th Bomb Sqn xxx - 10 Aug 1944)

491st Bomb Group, USAAF ( Mar -  Apr 1944)

491st Bomb Group, USAAF (15 Aug 1944 - 4 Jul 1945)

RLG  for Kestrel Eval Sqn (Oct 1964 -  Feb 1965)

220 Sqn (22 Jul 1959 - 10 Jul 1963)

Location

County: - Norfolk

Lat/Long:   52:37:30N  00:44:00E

Grid Ref -  TF849068

Height Above Sea Level - 190 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1944

USAAF (1944)

Closed - 1965

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Control Towers website

RAF North Weald

No Badge authorised

Main units (North Weald) (continued): -

No 4 Concealment and Decoy Unit (1 Jan 1944 - xxx xxxx)

268 Sqn (17 Jan - 7 Feb 1944, 20 Feb - 1 Mar 1944)

66 Sqn (1 - 31 Mar 1944)

No 6066 Servicing Echelon (22 – 31 Mar 1944)

No 6331 (Norwegian) Servicing Echelon (22 – 31 Mar 1944, 7 – 12 May 1945)

1 Sqn (3 - 22 Apr 1944)

No 6001 Servicing Echelon (3 – 27 Apr 1944)

No 6033 Servicing Echelon (22 Apr – 17 May 1944)

No 6074 Servicing Echelon (22 Apr – 15 May 1944)

No 6127 Servicing Echelon (22 Apr – 16 May 1944)

33 Sqn (23 Apr - 17 May 1944)

127 Sqn (23 Apr - 17 May 1944)

74 Sqn (24 Apr - 17 May 1944)

116 Sqn (2 Jul - 27 Aug 1944)

287 Sqn (4 Jul - 27 Aug 1944)

No 1 Aircraft Delivery Flt (4 Jul - 27 Aug 1944)

No 17 Armament Practice Camp (7 - 27 Aug 1944)

312 Sqn (27 Aug - 3 Oct 1944)

No 6312 (Czech) Servicing Echelon (27 Aug – 3 Oct 1944)

234 Sqn (28 Aug - 17 Dec 1944)

310 Sqn (28 Aug - 29 Dec 1944)

No 6234 Servicing Echelon (28 Aug – 16 Dec 1944)

No 6310 (Czech) Servicing Echelon (28 Aug – 28 Dec 1944)

No 134 Wing Communication Flt (28 Aug - 30 Dec 1944)

No 6063 Servicing Echelon (19 Sep – 1 Nov 1944, 4 Nov 1944 – 1 Feb 1945)

313 Sqn (4 Oct - 29 Dec 1944)

No 6313 (Czech) Servicing Echelon (4 Oct – 29 Dec 1944)

285 Sqn (4 Jan -20 Jun 1945)

26 Sqn (21 Jan - 3 Apr 1945)

No 6026 Servicing Echelon (22 Jan - 3 Apr 1945)

No 1494 (Target Towing) Flt (5 Mar - 30 Jun 1945)

Fighter Command Radar School (Apr - 7 Sep 1945)

No 128 Wing Communication Flt (7 - 14 May 1945)

No 132 Wing Communication Flt (7 - 20 May 1945)

130 Sqn (10 - 24 May 1945)

No 6130 Servicing Echelon (10 - 24 May 1945)

301 Sqn (2 Jul - 4 Sep 1945)

304 Sqn (10 Jul - 6 Sep 1945)

No 6132 Servicing Echelon (10 – 25 May 1945)

No 4301 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (2 Jul – 4 Sep 1945)

No 4304 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (9 Jul – 6 Sep 1945)

Essex Sector Communication Flt (1 Aug 1945 - 15 Jun 1946)

Metropolitan Sector HQ (1 May 1946 - 14 Jul 1947)

Metropolitan Sector Communication Flt (1 May 1946  - Nov 1957)

South-East Sector (xxx - 15 Jun 1946)

No 142 Gliding School (17 Aug 1946 - Aug 1950)

No 129 Gliding School (Oct 1946 - 30 May 1948)

No 12 (RNZAF) Personnel Reception Centre (11 Dec 1946 - 31 Mar 1947)

Aviation Candidates Selection Board (19 Apr - 2 Jun 1947)

601 Sqn (27 Mar 1949 - 10 Mar 1957)

604 Sqn (28 Mar 1949 - 10 Mar 1957)

72 Sqn (22 Mar 1950 - 11 May 1953)

No 2 Fighter Command Modification Centre (11 Mar 1957 - 1 Jun 1958)

Battle of Britain Flight (28 Feb 1958 - 16 May 1958)

Fighter Command Modification Centre (1 Jun - 15 Oct 1958)

No 618 Volunteer Gliding School (1 Feb 1962 - 1 Feb 1965)

Location

County: - Essex

Lat/Long:   51:43:00N  00:09:15E

Grid Ref -  TL488044

Height Above Sea Level - 270 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1916

No 11 Group (1944)

Closed - 1964

Notes

It was originally known as North Weald Bassett

Main units (North Weald Bassett): -

‘A’ Flt, 39 Sqn  (Jun 1916 - 9 Dec 1917)

39 Sqn (9 Dec 1917 - 6 Nov 1918)

75 Sqn (2 May 1918 - 13 Jun 1919)

44 Sqn (1 Jul - 31 Dec 1919)

Main units (North Weald): -

56 Sqn (12 Oct 1927 - 22 Oct 1939, 28 Feb - 10 May 1940, 12 - 31 May 1940, 4 Jun - 1 Sep 1940, 17 Dec 1940 - 23 Jun 1941

29 Sqn (1 Apr 1928 - 4 Oct 1935, 12 Sep 1936 - 22 Nov 1937

64 Sqn  (30 Jul - 13 Aug 1937)

17 Sqn (23 May - 2 Sep 1939)

151 Sqn (4 Aug 1936 - 13 May 1940, 20 May - 29 Aug 1940)

25 Sqn (16 Jan - 19 Jun 1940, 1 Sep - 8 Oct 1940)

111 Sqn (30 May - 4 Jun 1940, 20 Jul - 1 Nov 1941, 15 - 22 Dec 1941, 2 Dec 1953 - 19 Feb 1958)

No 419 (Special Duties) Flt (21 Aug - Sep 1940)

249 Sqn (1 Sep 1940 - 21 May 1941)

257 Sqn (8 Oct - 7 Nov 1940)

46 Sqn (8 Nov - 14 Dec 1940)

242 Sqn (22 May - 19 Jul 1941, 11 - 14 Aug 1942, 20 Aug - 1 Sep 1942)

71 Sqn (23 Jun - 14 Dec 1941)

222 Sqn (18 Aug 1941 - 30 May 1942, 7 Jul - 1 Aug 1942)

No 3041 Servicing Echelon (14 Nov 1941 – 2 Aug 1942)

No 3044 (Eagle) Servicing Echelon (14 Nov – 14 Dec 1941)

No 3016 (Eagle) Servicing Echelon (6 Dec 1941 – 18 Jun 1942)

121 Sqn (16 Dec 1941 - 3 Jun 1942)

No 3046 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (22 Dec 1941 – 2 May 1942)

403 Sqn (24 Dec 1941- 2 May 1942)

331 Sqn (4 May - 30 Jun 1942, 7 Jul - 14 Aug 1942, 20 Aug - 7 Sep 1942, 14 Sep - 2 Oct 1942, 9 Oct 1942 - 5 Jan 1944, 21 Jan - 5 Mar 1944, 13 - 31 Mar 1944)

412 Sqn (3 - 18 Jun 1942)

332 Sqn (19 Jun - 14 Aug 1942, 20 Aug 1942 - 5 Jan 1944, 21 Feb - 21 Mar 1944, 27 - 31 Mar 1944)

124 Sqn (7 Nov - 7 Dec 1942)

486 Sqn (27 Sep - 10 Oct 1942)

No 3035 Servicing Echelon (7 Nov 1942 – Jan 1943)

2 Sqn (14 - 30 Nov 1943, 22 Jan - 29 Feb 1944)

4 Sqn (15 - 30 Nov 1943)

63 Sqn (30 Nov 1943 - 16 Jan 1944, 19 Sep -4 1 Nov 1944, 4 Nov 1944 - 30 Jan 1945)

168 Sqn (30 Nov 1943 - 21 Jan 1944, 3 Feb - 6 Mar 1944)

Sub Stratosphere Flt (20 - 26 Jan 1943)

No 3011 Servicing Echelon (12 Mar – 27 Jul 1943)

No 3314 Servicing Echelon (xxx - 1 Aug 1943)

No 3315 Servicing Echelon (xxx - 1 Aug 1943)

HQ, No 19 Wing (14 Oct 1943 - 12 May 1944)

HQ, No 132 Airfield (1 Nov 1943 - 31 Mar 1944)

HQ, No 130 Airfield  (15 Nov 1943 - 29 Feb 1944)

Detachments**

56 Sqn (13 Dec 1939 - xxx xxxx)

222 Sqn (xxx xxxx - Feb 1940)

‘B’ Flt , 46 Sqn (Aug - 1 Sep 1940)

288 Sqn (Jan - Nov 1944)

611 Sqn (Oct 1944 - xxx xxxx)

695 Sqn (1 Nov 1946 - Apr 1947)

275 Sqn (Apr 1953 - Nov 1954)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsBattle of Britain Anniversary websiteCommanding OfficersControl Towers websiteNorth Weald Wing

Leaders,

RAF Norton

Badge not yet located

Main units: -

Sub-site, No 35 Maintenance Unit (18 May - 1 Dec 1943, 1 Oct 1951 - 28 Feb 1953)

Air Crew Refresher School (1 Jul 1943 - 26 Jul 1945)

Location

County: - Derbyshire (South Yorkshire)

Lat/Long:   53:19:48N  01:27:54W Approx

Grid Ref -  SK358818 Approx

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

 (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Nuthampstead

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

55th Fighter Group, USAAF (16 Sep 1943 - 16 Apr 1944)

50th Fighter Sqn, USAAF (Feb - 15 Mar 1944)

398th Bomb Group, USAAF ( 22 Apr 1944 - 22 Jun 1945)

Sub-site, No 95 Maintenance Unit (10 Jul 1945 - 27 Jan 1948)

Sub-site, No 94 Maintenance Unit (27 Jan 1948 - 1 Oct 1949)

Sub-site, No 95 Maintenance Unit (1 Oct 1949 - 30 Oct 1954)

 

Location

County: - Hertfordshire

Lat/Long:   51:59:30N  00:04:00E

Grid Ref -  TL420346

Height Above Sea Level - 460 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1943

USAAF (1944)

Closed - 1954

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsControl Towers website

RAF Nutts Corner

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

120 Sqn (2 Jun 1941 - 21 Jul 1942)

Detachment - 143 Sqn (Jul 1941 - Oct 1941)

Detachment - 44 Sqn (Dec 1941 - May 1943)

220 Sqn (9 Jan - 20 Jun 1942)

160 Sqn (7 May - 8 Jun 1942)

Detachment - No 1445 Flt (7 May - Jun 1942)

231 Sqn (2 Jan - 21 Mar 1943)

No 104 Operational Training Unit (12 Mar 1943 - 5 Feb 1944)

No 1332 (Transport) Heavy Conversion Unit (7 Oct 1944 - 27 Apr 1945)

Location

County: - County Antrim

Lat/Long:   54:37:45N  06:09:00W

Grid Ref -  J190775

Height Above Sea Level - 350 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1941

No 44 Group (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, FAA Archive Website,

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