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[Oakhanger | Oakington | Oatlands Hill | Oakley | Oban | Odiham | Old Buckenham | Old Sarum | Ondal | Orston | Ossington | Oujda | Oulton | Ouston | Overton Heath]

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

RAF Oakhanger

Station Badge - RAF Oakhanger

Main units (continued): -

Location

County: - Hampshire

Lat/Long:  51:06:54N  00:54:22W

                 51:06:50N  00:53:34W

Grid Ref: 

Height above sea level: 

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Oakington

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

571 Sqn (22 Apr 1944 - 20 Jul 1945)

No 4206 Servicing Echelon (31 Jul 1945 – 25 Apr 1946)

206 Sqn (1 Aug 1945 - 25 Apr 1946)

No 4086 Servicing Echelon (9 Aug 1945 – 15 May 1946)

86 Sqn (14 Aug 1945 - 25 Apr 1946)

242 Sqn (2 May 1946 - 1 Dec 1947)

No 4242 Servicing Echelon (7 May 1946 – 17 Nov 1947)

No 3 Section,1552 Radio Aids Training Flt (13 - xx  May 1946)

No 4238 Servicing Echelon (xx – 24 Nov 1947)

27 Sqn (24 Nov 1947 - 9 Nov 1948)

30 Sqn (24 Nov 1947 - 27 Nov 1950)

46 Sqn (24 Nov 1947 - 20 Feb 1950)

No 4046 Servicing Echelon (24 Nov 1947)

238 Sqn (24 Nov 1947 - 4 Oct 1948)

10 Sqn (4 Oct 1948 - 20 Feb 1950)

18 Sqn (5 Dec 1948 - 6 Oct 1949)

24 Sqn (25 Feb - 27 Nov 1950)

341st Bomb Sqn, USAAF (3 Oct - 4 Dec 1950)

No 1 Flying Training School (1 Dec 1950 - 31 Oct 1951)

No 206 Advanced Flying School (1 Nov 1951 - 1 Jun 1954)

No 5 Flying Training School (1 Jun 1954 - 31 Dec 1974)

657 Sqn AAC (Jan 1979 - xxx xxxx)

Location

County: - Cambridgeshire

Lat/Long:   52:16:08N  00:04:00E

Grid Ref -  TL412654

Height Above Sea Level - 40 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1940

No 8 Group (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Main units: -

218 Sqn (18 Jul - 25 Nov 1940)

7 Sqn (29 Oct 1940 - 24 Jul 1945)

No 3 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit (16 Nov 1940 - 16 Jun 1941)

No 7 Conversion Flt (16 Jan - 4 Oct 1942)

101 Sqn (1 Jul 1941 - 11 Feb 1942)

No 101 Conversion Flt (6 May - 7 Oct 1942)

Detachment - 75 Sqn (Aug - Nov 1942)

No 1409 (Meteorological) Flt (1 Apr - Nov 1943)

‘C’ Flt, 97 Sqn (Aug - Sep 1943)

627 Sqn (12 Nov 1943 - 15 Apr 1944)

Links to related sites/pages

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

RAF Oban

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

209 Sqn (7 Oct 1939 - 16 Jul 1940)

210 Sqn (13 Jul 1940 - 28 Feb 1942)

Detachment - 10 Sqn RAAF (1 Aug 1940 - 10 Apr 1941)

228 Sqn (10 Mar - 11 Dec 1942)

423 Sqn (18 May - 3 Nov 1942)

No 4 Flying Boat Servicing Unit (25 Sep 1942 - Apr 1944)

422 Sqn (25 Nov 1942 - 7 May 1943)

330 Sqn (28 Jan - 12 Jul 1943)

No 302 Ferry Training Unit (21 Jul 1943 - 28 Apr 1945)

No 65 Air/Sea Rescue Marine Craft Unit (18 Oct 1943 - 11 May 1944)

524 Sqn (20 Oct - 7 Dec 1943)

Location

County: -

Lat/Long:  

Grid Ref - 

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo of the general area on Google Maps, Unofficial WebsiteOfficers Commanding,

RAF Odiham

Station Badge - RAF Odiham

Main units (continued): -

184 Sqn (6 - 11 Mar 1944, 3 - 23 Apr 1944)

No 6184 Servicing Echelon (22 Mar – 23 Apr 1944)

No 6400 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (22 Mar – 1 Jul 1944)

No 6168 Servicing Echelon (31 Mar – 29 Jun 1944)

430 Sqn (1 Apr - 29 Jun 1944)

No 39 Wing Communication Flt (1 Apr - 20 Jun 1944)

No 6414 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (1 Apr – 15 Aug 1944)

No 6430 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (1 Apr – 29 Jun 1944)

HQ, No 129 Airfield (2 - 20 Apr 1944)

No 128 Wing (12 May - 29 Jun 1944)

No 128 Wing Communication Flt (12 May - 29 Jun 1944)

No 130 Wing (12 May - 7 Jul 1944)

No 6268 Servicing Echelon (27 Jun – 10 Aug 1944)

The Forward Repair Unit (Jul - Sep 1944)

No 1516 Beam Approach Training Flt (17 Sep 1944 - 1 Sep 1945)

No 6096 Servicing Echelon (23 Sep – 12 Dec 1944)

96 Sqn (24 Sep - 12 Dec 1944)

No 151 Repair Unit (Aircraft) (28 Nov 1944 - xxx xxxx)

264 Sqn (1 Dec 1944 - 9 Jan 1945)

604 Sqn (5 - 31 Dec 1944)

No 6604 Servicing Echelon (15 – 31 Dec 1944)

No 6264 Servicing Echelon (20 Dec 1944 – 7 Jan 1945)

No 3501 Servicing Unit (14 Feb - 22 May 1945)

No 1 Aircraft Delivery Flt (14 Feb - 4 Jun 1945)

‘X’ Flt, 787 Sqn  FAA (1 Mar - 4 Jun 1945)

233 Sqn (8 Jun - 15 Aug 1945)

271 Sqn (10 Aug - 5 Oct 1945)

No 4271 Servicing Echelon (10 Aug – 5 Oct 1945)

HQ, No 120 (RCAF) Wing (12 Nov 1945 - 30 Jun 1946)

No 4437 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (14 Nov 1945 – 15 Jun 1946)

437 Sqn (17 Nov 1945 - 15 Jun 1946)

436 Sqn (4 Apr - 22 Jun 1946)

No 4436 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (4 Apr – 22 Jun 1946)

No 6247 Servicing Echelon (27 Jun – 1 Nov 1946, cadre from 10 Oct 1946)

54 Sqn (28 Jun - 9 Aug 1946, 27 Aug - 5 Sep 1946, 1 Oct 1946 - 6 Oct 1947, 27 Nov 1947 - 17 Jul 1959)

No 6054 Servicing Echelon (28 Jun – 5 Sep 1946, 30 Sep 1946 – 1 Nov 1947 – cadre from 10 Oct 1946)

130 Sqn (23 Jul 1946- 31 Jan 1947)

No 6130 Servicing Echelon (23 Jul 1946 – 31 Jan 1947)

72 Sqn (1 Feb - 6 Oct 1947, 28 Nov 1947 - 22 Mar 1950, 15 Nov 1961 - 16 Apr 1981)

No 6072 Servicing Echelon (31 Jan 1947 – 1 Nov 1948)

421 Sqn RCAF (19 Jan - 13 Nov 1951)

46 Sqn (15 Aug 1954 - 17 Jul 1959)

No 11 Group Modification Centre (1 Dec 1954 - Feb 1956)

HQ, No 38 Group (17 May 1960 - 15 May 1972)

No 38 Group Communications Flt (17 May 1960 - 15 May 1972)

225 Sqn (17 May 1960 -15 Nov 1963)

230 Sqn (30 May 1960 - 15 Jan 1963,31 Dec 1964 -10 Mar 1965, 25 Nov 1966 - 10 Mar 1969, 1 Jan 1972 - 14 Oct 1980)

Belvedere Trials Unit (4 Jul 1960 - 15 Sep 1961)

66 Sqn (15 Sep 1961 - 26 May 1962)

26 Sqn (1 Jun 1962 - 1 Mar 1963)

Transport & Communications Flt (1 Jan 1963 - Aug 1964)

Twin Pioneer Conversion Unit (1 Jan 1963 - Aug 1964)

Wessex Trials Unit (1 Jul 1963 - 27 Jan 1964)

18 Sqn (27 Jan 1964 - 1 Jan 1965, 8 Aug 1969 - 1 Sep 1970, 4 Aug 1981 - 6 Aug 1983, 1 Aug 1997 - Current)

No 1310 Flt (23 Jul - 1 Sep 1964)

Short-Range Conversion Unit (Aug 1964 - 1 Jul 1967)

Helicopter Operational Conversion Flt (1 Jul 1967 - 1 May 1971)

Air Training Sqn (1 May 1971 - 1 Jan 1972)

33 Sqn (14 Jun 1971 - 13 Jun 1997)

No 240 Operation Conversion Unit (1 Jan 1972 - 30 Sep 1993)

7 Sqn (1 Sep 1982 - Current)

Special Forces Flt, No 7 Sqn (xxx 1991 - Current)

Support Helicopter Trials and Tactics Unit (pre 1993 - Current)

No 27 (Reserve) Sqn (30 Sep 1993 - 1 Jan 1998)

27 Sqn (1 Jan 1998 - Current)

No 657 Sqn Army Air Corps (xxx 2000 - Current)

651 Sqn AAC (xxx 2006 - xxx 2008)

No 618 Volunteer Gliding School (xxx xxxx - xxx xxxx)

Location

County: - Hampshire

Lat/Long:  51:14:00N  00:56:45W

Grid Ref:  SU738492

Height above sea level:  400ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 18 Oct 1937

No 22 Group (Oct 1937 - Dec 1940)

No 70 Group (Dec 1940 - Jun 1941)

No 71 Group (Jun 1941 - 1 Jun 1943)

No 11 Group (1 Jun 1943 - 7 Jun 1945)

No 46 Group (7 Jun - 21 Oct 1945)

RCAF (21 Oct 1945 - 28 Jun 1946)

No 11 Group (28 Jun 1946 - 15 Jul 1959)

Transport Command (15 Feb 1950 - 17 May 1960)

No 38 Group (17 May 1960 - 15 May 1972)

Joint Helicopter Command (

Notes

Main units: -

13 Sqn (24 Jul - Sep 1933, 16 Feb 1937 - 24 Sep 1939, 17 Jul 1941 - 1 Aug 1942, 10 Aug - 15 Nov 1942)

4 Sqn (16 Feb 1937 - 24 Sep 1939, 7 Aug - 15 Sep 1943, 6 Oct - 14 Nov 1943, 27 Jun - 16 Aug 1944)

HQ No 50 Wing (11 Jan 1937 - 21 Sep 1939)

53 Sqn (8 Apr 1938 - 20 Sep 1939)

613 Sqn (2 Oct 1939 - 30 Jun 1940)

614 Sqn (2 Oct 1939 - 8 Jun 1940, 27 Sep - 3 Oct 1941, 26 Aug - 16 Nov 1942)

225 Sqn (9 Oct 1939 - 9 Jun 1940, 17 May 1960 - 15 Nov 1963)

Autogyro Training Flt (2 Apr - 1 Jul 1940)

59 Sqn (10 Jun - 3 Jul 1940)

No 110 Sqn RCAF (Jun 1940 - 1 Mar 1941)

ROC Flt (23 Aug - 2 Dec 1940)

Franco-Belgian Air Training School (28 Oct 1940 - 9 Jun 1941)

400 Sqn (1 Mar - 18 Jun 1941, 30 May - 27 Oct 1942, 18 Feb - 1 Jul 1944)

No 768 (Ground Defence) Sqn (19 Dec 1941 - 1 Feb 1942)

No 2768 Sqn RAF Regiment (1 Feb - xxx 1942)

No 2888 Sqn RAF Regiment

171 Sqn (12 Jul - 25 Aug 1942)

168 Sqn (18 Nov 1942 - 1 Mar 1943, 17 Mar - 20 Sep 1943, 21 Feb - 6 Mar 1944, 31 Mar - 29 Jun 1944)

239 Sqn (18 Nov - 6 Dec 1942)

174 Sqn (6 Dec 1942 - 1 Mar 1943)

175 Sqn (14 Jan - 1 Mar 1943, 13 - 19 Mar 1943)

412 Sqn (6 - 7 Mar 1943)

No 3206 Servicing Commando (8 Apr - 1 May 1943, 6 May - 11 Jun 1943)

No 3205 Servicing Commando (28 May - 12 Jun 1943)

268 Sqn (31 May - 15 Sep 1943, 9 - 15 Oct 1943, 27 Jun - 10 Aug 1944)

170 Sqn (26 Jun - 20 Sep 1943)

No 35 Wing Communication Flt (28 Jun 1943 - 15 Aug 1944)

HQ, No 130 Airfield (7 Aug - 15 Nov 1943)

2 Sqn (7 Aug - 22 Sep 1943, 6 Oct - 30 Nov 1943, 27 Jun - 29 Jul 1944)

'A' Section, No 3210 Servicing Commando (18 Aug - xxx 1943)

HQ, No 3210 Servicing Commando (Oct 1943)

No 4 Aircraft Delivery Flight (14 - 25 Nov 1943)

No 412 Repair and Salvage Unit (15 Nov 1943 - 3 Jan 1944)

No 413 Repair and Salvage Unit (15 Nov 1943 - 3 Jan 1944)

No 511 Forward Repair Unit (16 Nov 1943 - Jul 1944)

No 418 Air Stores Park (6 Dec 1943 - 20 Jan 1944)

181 Sqn (31 Dec 1943 - 13 Jan 1944)

182 Sqn (31 Dec 1943 - 5 Jan 1944)

247 Sqn (31 Dec 1943 - 13 Jan 1944, 27 Jul - 7 Sep 1946, 16 Sep 1946 - 7 Oct 1947, 27 Nov 1947 - 31 Dec 1957) 

HQ, No 124 Airfield (31 Dec 1943 - 13 Jan 1944)

HQ, No 128 Airfield (19 Feb - 12 May 1944)

414 Sqn (20 - 29 Feb 1944, 1 Apr - 15 Aug 1944)

Detachments**

26 Sqn (Jun - Aug 1940)

No 7 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (Aug 1940 - 14 Jun 1942)

613 Sqn (Oct 1941 - Apr 1942, Aug 1942 - Mar 1943)

No 8 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (Nov 1940 - xxx 1941)

82 Sqn (Sep 1941)

114 Sqn (May 1942)

247 Sqn (Aug 1942)

63 Sqn (31 Dec 1942 - 19 Feb 1943)

No 6 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (8 Mar 1943 - xxx xxxx)

174 Sqn (Mar - Apr 1943)

116 Sqn (Nov 1943 - xxx xxxx)

400 Sqn (1 Jul - xxx 1944)

Flying Training Command Communication Sqn(e1 Apr 1959 - 1 Apr 1964 )

Links to related sites/pages

Station Website, Commanding OfficersAerial photo on Google Maps Control Towers website,

RAF Old Buckenham

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

453rd Bomb Group, USAAF (23 Dec 1943 - 9 May 1945)

Sub-site, No 94 Maintenance Unit (27 Jan 1948 - 1 Sep 1956)

Sub-site, No 53 Maintenance Unit (1 Sep 1956 - 1 Feb 1958)

Location

County: - Norfolk

Lat/Long:   52:30:00N  01:03:45E

Grid Ref -  TM078936

Height Above Sea Level - 195 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1943

USAAF (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps Control Towers website,

RAF Old Sarum

RAF Old Sarum badge

Main units (continued): -

No 8 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (6 Oct - 9 Nov 1940)

651 Sqn (1 Aug 1941 - 31 Jul 1942)

No 36 Wing Communication Flt (15 Aug 1941 - 16 Jul 1943)

No 41 Operational Training Unit (20 Sep 1941 - 15 Nov 1942)

No 1471 (Anti-Aircraft Co-operation) Flt (1 Apr - 10 Oct 1942)

652 Sqn (1 May - 15 Jun 1942)

653 Sqn (20 Jun - 8 Jul 1942)

654 Sqn (15 Jul - 15 Sep 1942)

No 3225 Servicing Commando (27 Jul - 8 Sep 1942)

879 Sqn FAA (18 Nov 1942 - 22 Mar 1943)

No 43 Operational Training Unit (19 Nov 1942 - 17 Feb 1944)

655 Sqn (30 Nov 1942 - 24 Feb 1943, 14 - 22 Mar 1943)

658 Sqn (30 Apr - 4 Aug 1943)

660 Sqn (31 Jul - 21 Sep 1943)

661 Sqn (31 Aug - 27 Nov 1943)

662 Sqn (30 Sep 1943 - 4 Feb 1944, 23 May - 5 Jun 1944)

No 3205 Servicing Commando (1 Dec 1943 - 21 Feb 1944, 1 - 7 Jun 1944, 2 Oct - 2 Nov 1944)

No 3206 Servicing Commando (6 - 13 Jun 1944)

992 (Balloon) Sqn (3 Jun 1942 - 3 May 1943)

No 17 Sector (6 - 14 Jun 1944)

659 Sqn (9 - 14 Jun 1944)

No 15 Sector (13 - 21 Jun 1944)

HQ, No 39 Wing (20 - 25 Jun 1944)

No 404 Air Sores Park (22 - 28 Jun 1944)

No 14 Personnel Transit Centre (16 - 19 Jul 1944)

No 402 Air Sores Park (5 - 7 Aug 1944)

No 418 Air Sores Park (12 - 16 Aug 1944)

No 408 (Polish) Air Sores Park (18 - 20  Aug 1944)

No 84 Group Communication Flt (20 Aug - 2 Sep 1944)

HQ, No 72 (Signals) Wing (2 - 4 Sep 1944)

No 105 Mobile Air Reporting Unit (21 - 23 Sep 1944)

No 3207 Servicing Commando (3 - 26 Oct 1944)

No 3209 Servicing Commando (3 - 26 Oct 1944)

No 3210 Servicing Commando (3 - 26 Oct 1944)

No 17 Personnel Transit Centre (14 - 23 Oct 1944)

The School of Air Support (5 Nov 1944 - 1 May 1947)

School of Land/Air Warfare (1 May 1947 - 31 Mar 1963)

VISTRE Flt (18 Nov 1950 - 15 Jan 1952)

Helicopter Development Unit (1 Jun 1961 - 1 Apr 1963)

Joint Warfare Establishment (1 Apr 1963 - xxx xxxx)

No 622 Volunteer Gliding School (1 Jul 1963 - xxx 1978)

Joint Helicopter Development Unit (1 Feb 1965 - 31 Oct 1976)

132 Flt AAC (6 Jun 1967 - 22 Sep 1970)

846 Sqn (10 - 12 Dec 1968)

 

Location

County: - Wiltshire

Lat/Long:   51:05:53N  01:47:00W

Grid Ref -  SU155335

Height Above Sea Level - 270 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1917

No 70 Group (1944)

Transferred to Army - 15 Dec 1971

Notes

Originally known as Ford Farm?

Main units: -

99 Sqn (30 Aug 1917 - 25 Apr 1918) (as Ford Farm)

98 Sqn (31 Aug 1917 - 1 Mar 1918)

103 Sqn (8 Sep 1917 - 12 May 1918)

124 Sqn (1 Feb - 1 Mar 1918)

125 Sqn (1 Feb - 1 Mar 1918)

126 Sqn (1 Feb -1 Mar 1918)

53 Sqn (17 Mar - 25 Oct 1919)

No 11 Training Depot Station (1 Apr - Nov 1918)

School of Instruction, Southern Training Brigade (xxx - 10 Jun 1918)

104th Aero Sqn, USAAS (10 - 22 Jul 1918)

167th Aero Sqn, USAAS (Jul 1918 - xxx xxxx)

377th Aero Sqn, USAAS (24 Jul 1918 - xxx xxxx)

34 Sqn (3 May - 25 Sep 1919)

No 11 Training Sqn (Jul 1919 - Mar 1920)

7 Sqn (21 Sep - 27 Oct 1919)

‘C’ Flt, 4 Sqn (xxx 1920 - 9 Feb 1921)

School of Army Co-operation (Jan 1921 - 20 Oct 1939)

16 Sqn (1 Apr 1924 16 Feb 1940

Special Duties Flt (xxx 1926 - 12 Sep 1928)

13 Sqn (3 May 1935 - 16 Feb 1937)

18 Sqn (14 Aug - 12 Sep 1936)

107 Sqn (25 Feb - 14 Jun 1937)

59 Sqn (28 Jun 1937 - 2 Mar 1939, 1 Apr - 11 May 1939)

615 Sqn (29 Aug 1938 - 4 Sep 1939)

810 Sqn (17 Sep - 27 Oct 1938, 3 - 30 Jul 1939)

Army Co-operation Pool (25 Sep 1939 - 22 Oct 1940)

No 1 School of Army Co-operation (20 Oct 1939 - 20 Sep 1941)

110 Sqn RCAF (25 Feb - 9 Jun 1940)

'D' (Army Co-operation) Flt (20 May - 3 Jun 1940)

112 Sqn RCAF (29 May - 14 Jun 1940)

225 Sqn (9 Jun - 1 Jul 1940)

Detachments**

No 8 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (10 Nov 1940 - 30 Sep 1942, Nov 1942 - 24 Mar 1943)

846 Sqn FAA (18 - 29 Nov 1968)

Links to related sites/pages

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

RAF Ondal

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

34 Sqn (

110 Sqn (

No 96 Air Sores Park (22 Oct 1942 - Mar 1943)

No 82 Repair & Salvage Unit (22 Oct - 8 Nov 1942)

HQ, No 168 Wing (1 - 4 Nov 1942)

Location

Country: -  India

Lat/Long:  23:35:24N  87:13:48E

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Ossington

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 14 Service Flying Training School (19 - 26 Jan 1942)

No 14 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit (26 Jan 1942 - 25 May 1943)

No 82 Operational Training Unit (1 Jun 1943- 9 Jan 1945)

No 1685 (Bomber) Defence Training Flt (5 Jun 1943 - 21 Aug 1944)

No 28 Operational Training Unit (6 - 18 Jun 1943)

No 6 Lancaster Finishing School (1 Jan 1944 - 1 Nov 1945)

Squadron & Flight Commanders School (16 Jul 1945)

No 1384 (Heavy Transport) Conversion Unit (1 Nov 1945 - 30 Jun 1946)

Location

County: - Nottinghamshire

Lat/Long:   53:10:30N  00:53:00W

Grid Ref -  SK780413

Height Above Sea Level - 211 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1942

No 93 Group (1944)

Closed - 1946

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Oujda

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 3 Aircraft Delivery Flt (Middle East) (21 Jan - 23 Sep 1944)

No 71 Staging Post (14 Sep - 23 Oct 1943)

No 75 Staging Post (15 May 1944 - 31 Jul 1945)

No 3 Ferry Unit (23 Sep 1944 - 1 Jun 1945)

 

 

Location

Country: - Morocco

Lat/Long:  34:40:58N  01:55:12W

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Oulton

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

139 Sqn (13 Jul - 23 Oct 1941, 5 - xx  Dec 1941, 15 - 20 Jun 1942)

65 Sqn (28 Sep - 3 Oct 1941)

No 1428 (Ferry Training) Flt (29 Dec 1941 - 6 Jun 1942)

236 Sqn (3 Jul - 19 Sep 1942)

88 Sqn (29 Sep 1942 - 30 Mar 1943)

21 Sqn (1 Apr - 27 Sep 1943)

No 18 Heavy Glider Maintenance Section (16 Aug 1943 - 15 Mar 1944)

No 1699 (Fortress Training) Flt (16 May 1944 - 24 Oct 1944)

214 Sqn (16 May 1944 - 27 Jul 1945)

223 Sqn (23 Aug 1944 - 29 Jul 1945)

No 1699 (Bomber Support) Conversion Unit (24 Oct 1944 - 29 Jun 1945)

No 110 Storage Sub-Site (30 Oct 1945 - 28 Oct 1947)

RAF Element, Helicopter Development Unit (1 Jun 1961 - 1 Feb 1965)

Location

County: - Norfolk

Lat/Long:   52:48:00N  01:11:00E

Grid Ref -  TG145275

Height Above Sea Level - 157 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1940

No 100 Group (1944)

Closed - 1947

Notes

Main Units: -

114 Sqn (10 Aug 1940 - 2 Mar 1941)

18 Sqn (3 Apr - 13 Jul 1941, 5 Nov - 5 Dec 1941)

Links to related sites/pages

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

RAF Ouston

Badge of RAF Ouston

Main units (continued): -

281 Sqn (29 Mar 1942 - 14 Jun 1943)

242 Sqn (15 May - 1 Jun 1942)

243 Sqn (1 Jun - 2 Sep 1942)

No 3015 Servicing Echelon (13 Jun – 2 Aug 1942, 10 Aug – 7 Oct 1942)

613 Sqn (28 Aug 1942 - 1 Mar 1943)

No 1490 (Fighter) Gunnery Flt (4 Sep 1942 - Apr 1943)

72 Sqn (26 Sep - 8 Nov 1942)

No 3021 Servicing Echelon (26 Sep – 8 Nov 1942)

804 Sqn FAA (3 Jan - 3 Feb 1943)

No 3004 Servicing Echelon (22 Jan – 9 Feb 1943)

198 Sqn (23 Jan - 9 Feb 1943)

657 Sqn (31 Jan - 1 May 1943)

350 Sqn (8 Jun - 20 Jul 1943)

No 3012 Servicing Echelon (8 Jun – 20 Jul 1943)

No 62 Operational Training Unit (15 Jul 1943 - 6 Jun 1945)

Durham University Air Sqn (25 Mar - 31 Dec 1944, Sep 1946 - 2 Feb 1949, 15 Oct 1957 - 1 Aug 1963)

No 1508 (Gee Training) Flt (24 Jun - 8 Aug 1944)

No 80 (French) Operational Training Unit (Jul 1945 - 8 Mar 1946)

No 22 Service Flying Training School (31 May 1946 - Feb 1948)

No 27 Gliding School (Jun 1948 - xxx 1949)

No 1965 Reserve AOP Flt, 664 Sqn (1 Sep 1949 - 14 Feb 1954)

607 Sqn (10 Oct 1951 - 10 Mar 1957)

No 2 Civilian Fighter Control Co-operation Unit (15 Oct 1957 - 31 Jan 1961)

No 641 Volunteer Gliding School (Sep 1962 - 31 Dec 1974)

No 11 Air Experience Flt (8 Sep 1958 - 30 Sep 1974)

HQ No 11 (Fighter) Group (1 Jan - 25 Sep 1961)

RLG for No 6 Flying Training School (25 Sep 1961 - xxx xxxx)

No 4 Mobile Glider Servicing Party (1 Mar 1962 - 27 Sep 1974)

Northumbrian Universities Air Sqn (1 Aug 1963 - 30 Sep 1974)

Location

County: - Northumberland

Lat/Long:   55:01:15N  01:52:15W

Grid Ref -  NZ082700

Height Above Sea Level - 450 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1941

No 12 Group (1944)

Closed - 27 Sep 1974

Notes

Main units: -

No 3 Radio Maintenance Unit (1 Jul - 21 Sep 1940)

No 3 Radio Servicing Section Calibration Flt (21 Sep 1940 - 17 Feb 1941)

No 13 Group Communication Flt (xxx 1940 - 15 Jul 1943, 1 Nov 1955 - 1 Jan 1961)

No 72 Wing Calibration Flt (17 Feb - 21 May 1941)

RLG for No 55 Operational Training Unit (11 Apr 1941 - 24 Apr 1942)

317 Sqn (29 Apr - 26 Jun 1941)

122 Sqn (26 Jun -1 31 Aug 1941)

131 Sqn (30 Jun - 9 Jul 1941)

232 Sqn (21 Jul - 11 Nov 1941)

‘A’ Flt, 410 Sqn (2 Sep 1941 - 7 Apr 1942)

No 1423 (Fighter) Flt (19 Dec 1941 - Oct 1943)

81 Sqn (6 Jan - 14 Feb 1942, 14 Apr - 15 May 1942)

Detachments

315 Sqn (Mar 1941 - xxx xxxx)

No 13 Group Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Flt (May - Nov 1941)

No 7 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (14 May 1941 - xxx xxxx)

226 Sqn (Dec 1941 - Jan 1943)

165 Sqn (xxx - 27 May 1942)

No 62 Operational Training Unit (21 Jun - 15 Jul 1943)

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

289 Sqn (Dec 1941- 18 Nov 1944, Dec 1944 - xxx xxxx)

116 Sqn (8 Apr 1944 - xxx xxxx)

291 Sqn (21 Nov 1944 - 5 Mar 1945)

288 Sqn (Nov 1944 - May 1945)

770 Sqn FAA (19 - 23 Apr 1945)

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Aerial photo on Google Maps,

[Oakhanger | Oakington | Oatlands Hill | Oakley | Oban | Odiham | Old Buckenham | Old Sarum | Ondal | Orston | Ossington | Oujda | Oulton | Ouston | Overton Heath]

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

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