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RAF Stations - P

[Definition of a RAF Station]


[Padgate | Palam | PapplewickPatrington | Pegu | Pembrey | Pembroke Dock | Penang | Penrhos | Peplow | Perdoun | Perranporth | Pershore | Perth | Perton | Peshawar | Peterborough | Petah Tiqva | Pocklington | Podington | Polebrook | Pomigliano | Poona | Port Ellen | Port Reitz | Portreath | Port Sudan | Poulton | Predannack | Prestwick | Pucklechurch]

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

RAF Padgate

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 5 Personnel Dispersal Centre

No 10 Aviation Candidates Selection Board (8 Jul 1940 - 28 Aug 1944)

No 30 Aviation Candidates Selection Board (30 Jun 1941 - 28 Aug 1944)

No 5 Personnel Transit Centre (15 Sep 1941 - 15 Dec 1942)

No 3 Aviation Candidates Selection Board (12 Feb - 16 Jun 1942)

No 11 (RAAF) Personnel Reception Centre (23 May - 28 Aug 1944)

No 12 (RAAF) Personnel Dispersal and Reception Centre (23 May - 28 Aug 1944)

Units formed at Padgate for overseas service: -

No 39 Air Stores Park (10 - 11 Nov 1941)

No 60 Repair & Salvage Unit (xx - 11 Nov 1941)

No 40 Air Stores Park (xx - 10 Nov 1941)

979 (Balloon) Sqn (8 - 17 Dec 1941)

HQ, No 225 Group (3 - 12 Feb1942)

No 135 Air Sores Park (Sep - 10 Nov 1942)

No 136 Air Sores Park (14 Sep - 25 Nov 1942)

Location

County: - Lancashire

Lat/Long:   53:24:46N  02:33:54W

Grid Ref - 

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Main Units: -

No 3 RAF Depot (3 Apr - 7 Sep 1939)

No 5 Aviation Candidates Selection Board (3 Sep 1939 - 28 Aug 1944)

No 6 Aviation Candidates Selection Board (3 Sep 1939 - 28 Aug 1944)

No 3 Recruit Centre (7 Sep 1939 -

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Palam

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

31 Sqn (

34 Sqn (

62 Sqn (

76 Sqn (

194 Sqn (

232 Sqn (

353 Sqn (

681 Sqn (

No 226 Group Communication Flt (6 Sep 1943 - 31 Jul 1946)

No 229 Group Communication Flt (16 Sep 1943 - 1 Mar 1947)

No 4 Det,  No 144 Repair & Salvage Unit (Feb 1944 - 19 Feb 1945)

No 9 Staging Post (1 Sep 1944 - May 1947)

Location

Country: - India

Lat/Long:  28:33:59N   77:06:11E

Height Above Sea Level:  777 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

 (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Originally known as Palam Airport, it is now known as Indira Gandhi International Airport.

Main Units: -

 

Detachments

RAF Communication Flt (1 Dec 1947 - 30 Jun 1948)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Patrington

Station Badge - RAF Patrington

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1942/3

Closed -

Notes

Also known as RAF Holmpton, after moving to a new location in 1955

Currently being operated as a storage facility for archive documents and open to the public for guided tours of the restored control rooms etc.

Location

County: - East Riding of Yorkshire

Lat/Long:  53:40:14N  00:01:48W (Domestic site)

                 53:40:55N  00:04:04E (Ops site)

Main units (continued): -

GCI Station, 

HQ, Yorkshire Sector (21 Jul 1947 - 1 Dec 1950)

HQ Northern Sector (14 Jul 1951 - 31 Mar 1953)

Links to related sites/pages

Official WebsiteSubterranea Britannica website, Commanding Officers, RAF Holmpton website, Aerial photo on Google Maps (Ops site), Aerial photo on Google Maps (Domestic site),

RAF Pegu

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

159 Sqn (

279 Sqn (

355 Sqn (

No 14 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit (25 May - 27 Jul  1945)

No 1354 Spray (Insectiside) Flt (Nov 1945 - 15 Feb 1946)

No 1348 Air Sea Rescue Flt (Jan - 15 May 1946)

Location

Country: - Myanmar (Burma)

Lat/Long:  17:18:00N  96:25:41E

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

Opened -

 (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Detachments**

No 132 (Mobile) Repair & Salvage Unit (xxx 1945 - 31 Mar 1946)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Pembrey

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

225 Sqn (Jul 1940 - Jul 1941)

79 Sqn (8 Sep 1940 - 14 Jun 1941)

256 Sqn (2 Jan - 6 Feb 1941)

316 Sqn (15 Feb - 18 Jun 1941)

Detachment - 118 Sqn (Mar 1941)

238 Sqn (1 - 16 Apr 1941)

Detachment - 307 Sqn (Apr 1941 - Apr 1943)

Air Sea Rescue Flt (5 Apr - 4 Jul 1941)

32 Sqn (17 Apr - 1 Jun 1941)

No 1 Air Gunner School (21 Jun 1941 - 21 Jun 1945)

248 Sqn (2 Nov - 4 Dec 1942)

No 3207 Servicing Commando (12 Jul - 1 Aug 1943)

No 3 Air Crew Holding Unit (21 Jun 1945- 31 Oct 1946)

595 Sqn (21 Oct 1946 - 11 Feb 1949)

5 Sqn (11 Feb - 25 Oct 1949)

No 233 Operational Conversion Unit (1 Sep 1952 - 1 Sep 1957)

No 41 Gliding School (1 May 1954 - 1 Sep 1955)

Location

County: - Carmarthenshire

Lat/Long:   51:42:30N  04:18:45W

Grid Ref -  SN401035

Height Above Sea Level - 17 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1940

No 25 Group (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Main Units: -

No 2 Air Armament School (2 Sep 1939 - 20 Jun 1940)

Detachment - No 14 Operational Training Unit (7 - xx Jun 1940)

92 Sqn (18 Jun - 8 Sep 1940)

No 1 Armament Training Station (xxx xxxx - 24 Jul 1940)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsBattle of Britain Anniversary website,   RAF Pembrey history website,   Pembrey airport historyOfficers Commanding,

RAF Pembroke Dock

Station Badge - RAF Pembroke Dock

Main units (continued): -

228 Sqn (15 Dec 1936 - 29 Sep 1938, 9 Oct 1938 - 5 Jun 1939, 10 Sep 1939 - 10 Jun 1940, 28 Aug 1941 9 Oct 1941, 4 May 1943 - 4 Jun 1945)

10 Sqn RAAF (12 Aug 1939 - 1 Apr 1940, 28 May - 31 Dec 1941)

240 Sqn (27 May - 30 Jul 1940)

320 Sqn (1 Jun - 1 Oct 1940)

321 Sqn (1 - 24 Jun 1940)

764 Sqn FAA (7 Jun 1940 - 4 Oct 1941)

209 Sqn (12 Jul 1940 - 3 Jan 1941, 10 Oct 1941 - 30 Mar 1942)

962 (Balloon) Sqn (26 Aug 1940 - 11 Apr 1942)

95 Sqn (16 Jan - 18 Mar 1941)

119 Sqn (4 Aug - 7 Oct 1941, 6 Sep 1942 - 17 Apr 1943)

No 3 Flying Boat Servicing Unit (Sep 1942 - xxx 1945)

No 308 Ferry Training and Test Flying Unit (22 Mar - 7 May 1943)

461 Sqn (20 Apr 1943 - 4 Jun 1945)

No 308 Ferry Training Unit (7 May 1943 - 12 Jan 1944)

VP-63, US Navy (20 Jul - 15 Dec 1943)

201 Sqn (8 Apr - 4 Nov 1944, 2 Aug 1945 - 1 Apr 1946, 18 Jan 1949 - 28 Feb 1957)

422 Sqn (4 Nov 1944 - 25 Jul 1945)

No 4422 Servicing Echelon (4 Jun – 25 Jul 1945)

No 4 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit (15 Aug 1946 - 31 Jul 1947)

No 1 Marine Craft Training School (29 Jan 1948 - 22 Aug 1949)

Flying Boat Training Sqn (17 Oct 1953 - 5 Oct 1956)

VP-44, USN (15 - 30 Jul 1954)

No 1115 Marine Craft Unit (1 Mar 1957 - 30 Nov 1958)

Location

County: - Pembrokeshire (Dyfed)

Lat/Long:  51:41:34N  04:56:42W

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1 Jan 1930

Closed - 31 Mar 1957

Notes

No 519 and 520 Flts of No 255 Sqn operated from Pembroke from 6 Jun 1918 to 14 Jan 1919

Main units: -

RAF Floating Dock

No 443 (Fleet Reconnaissance) Flt (8 - 19 Jun 1930)

210 Sqn (15 Jun 1931 - 28 Sep 1935, 7 Aug 1936 - 22 Sep 1937, 18 Dec 1937 - 29 Sep 1938, 8 Oct 1938 - 23 Oct 1939, 6 - 24 Nov 1939, 21 May - 13 Jul 1940, 4 Oct 1942 - 21 Apr 1943)

230 Sqn (1 Dec 1934 - 23 Sep 1935, 3 Aug - 14 Oct 1936, 15 Apr - 10 Aug 1946, 25 Feb 1949 - 28 Feb 1957)

Detachments**

821 Sqn (3 - 31 May 1934)

119 Sqn (14 Jun -  4 Aug 1941)

203 Sqn (Aug - Sep 1935)

204 Sqn (Jun - Jul 1941)

Links to related sites/pages

FAA Archive WebsiteOfficers Commanding, Pembroke Dock Community Web Project, Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Penang

Badge of RAF Penang

Main units: -

230 Sqn (

240 Sqn (

HQ, No 185 Wing (5 Sep - 17 Dec 1945)

No 10 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit (Oct - 10 Nov 1945)

No 132 (Mobile) Repair & Salvage Unit (9 Nov - xxx 1945)

No 231 Air-Sea Rescue Unit (xx - 14 Nov 1945)

No 1125 Marine Craft Unit (22 Oct 1955 - 1 Mar 1970)

Location

Country: - Malaysia

Lat/Long:  05:17:45N  100:16:37E

Height Above Sea Level: 9 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Detachments**

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

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Penrhos

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 5 Armament Training Camp (1 Feb 1937 - 1 Apr 1938)

No 5 Armament Training Station (1 Apr 1938 - 16 Sep 1939)

90 Sqn (13 - 27 Aug 1939)

No 1 Air Observers School (2 Sep 1939)

No 9 Air Observers School (3 Sep - 1 Nov 1939, 14 Jun 1941 - 1 May 1942)

No 9 Bombing & Gunnery School (1 Nov 1939 - 14 Jun 1941)

'C' Flt, No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit  (4 Dec 1939 - 28 Jun 1941)

'J' Flt, No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit  (16 Feb - 14 Sep 1940)

‘B’ Flt, 312 Sqn (21 Dec 1940  Apr 1941

No 9 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit (1 May 1942 - 14 Jun 1945)

No 2 Air Crew Holding Unit (14 Jun 1945- 31 Mar 1946)

Location

County: - Caernarvonshire

Lat/Long:   52;52:23N  04:28:23W

Grid Ref -  SO975495

Height Above Sea Level - 50 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1937

No 25 Group (1944)

Closed - 1947

Notes

Detachments**

No 6 Flying Training School (Oct - Nov 1939)

No 11 Service Flying Training School (9 -  23 Oct 1939, 3 - 18 Nov 1939, 1 Feb - 4 Mar 1940)

No 10 Flying Training School (Nov 1939 - Jan 1940, Mar - May 1940)

No 9 Flying Training School (Jan -  Feb 1940)

63 Sqn (Mar 1940  Apr 1940

No 12 Flying Training School (Mar -  Apr 1940)

No 12 Operational Training Unit ( 8 Apr - 9 Dec 1940)

No 2 Flying Training School (Apr - May 1940)

258 Sqn (18 - 21 Apr 1941)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsOfficers Commanding,

RAF Peplow

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

RLG for No 5 Service Flying Training School (Sep 1940 - 1 Apr 1942)

RLG for No 10 Service Flying Training School (Sep - Oct 1940)

RLG for No 11 Service Flying Training School (Aug - 2 Oct 1941)

No 83 Operational Training Unit (1 Aug 1943 - 28 Oct 1944)

No 23 Heavy Glider Conversion Unit (28 Oct 1944 - 17 Jan 1945)

RLG for No 21 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit (19 Jan - 28 Feb 1945)

No 1515 Beam Approach Training Flt (30 Jan - 28 Feb 1945)

RLG for No 758 Sqn FAA (28 Feb 1945 - 14 May 1946)

RLG for No 798 Sqn FAA (28 Nov 1945 - 18 Mar 1946)

Detachment -No 772 Sqn FAA (28 - 31 Jan 1946)

RLG for No 780 Sqn FAA (28 Mar 1946 - 27 Mar 1947)

Location

County: - Shropshire

Lat/Long:   52:48:30N  02:30:00W

Grid Ref -  SJ661233

Height Above Sea Level - 230 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1941

No 23 Group (1944)

Closed - 1949

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps FAA Archive Website,

RAF Perranporth

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

412 Sqn (13 Apr - 21 Jun 1943)

610 Sqn (30 Apr - 26 Jun 1943)

132 Sqn (18 May - 20 Jun 1943)

302 Sqn (20 Jun - 19 Aug 1943)

317 Sqn (21 Jun - 21 Aug 1943)

453 Sqn (21 Aug - 18 Oct 1943)

183 Sqn (18 Sep - 13 Oct 1943)

341 Sqn (15 Oct 1943 - 17 Apr 1944)

340 Sqn (9 Nov 1943 - 17 Apr 1944)

329 Sqn (22 Jan - 17 Apr 1944)

816 Sqn FAA (20 Apr - 1 Aug 1944)

849 Sqn FAA (20 Apr - 9 Aug 1944)

850 Sqn (23 Apr - 1 Aug 1944)

224th Field Artillery Battalion, US Army (xxx - xxx 1944)

No 120 (Major) Staging Post (21 Nov 1944 - 20 Apr 1945)

No 18 Terminal Staging Post (1 Dec 1944 - 1 Apr 1945)

No 19 Terminal Staging Post (2 Dec 1944 - 20 Mar 1945)

No 122 (Major) Staging Post (3 Dec 1944 - 20 Apr 1945)

No 123 (Major) Staging Post (5 Dec 1944 - 23 Apr 1945)

No 92 (Forward) Staging Post (16 Feb - 7 Apr 1945)

No 95 Gliding School (Apr - Jun 1945)

Location

County: - Cornwall

Lat/Long:  

Grid Ref -  SW740528

Height Above Sea Level - 

Operational Control: -

Opened -

 

Closed -

Notes

Main units: -

66 Sqn (27 Apr - 14 Dec 1941, 17 Sep -3 8 Nov 1943)

Air Sea Rescue Flt (May - 5 Nov 1941)

310 Sqn (24 Dec 1941- 2 Feb 1942, 11 Feb - 8 Mar 1942, 21 Mar - 7 May 1942, )

19 Sqn (6 May - 1 Jun 1942, 14 Jun - 1 Jul 1942, 7 - 23 Jul 1942, 31 Jul - 16 Aug 1942, 20 Aug 1942 - 1 Mar 1943)

130 Sqn (16 Jul - 4 Aug 1942, 11 Aug - 16 Aug 1942, 20 Aug - 21 Oct 1942, 31 Oct 1942 - 30 Mar 1943)

234 Sqn (28 Oct - 26 Nov 1942, 26 Dec 1942- 24 Apr 1943)

602 Sqn (20 Jan - 14 Apr 1943)

65 Sqn (29 Mar - 18 May 1943)

Detachments**

276 Sqn (21 Oct - 5 Nov 1941, 23 Nov 1942 - xxx xxxx)

615 Sqn (17 Dec 1941 - 25 Jan 1942)

66 Sqn (xxx - Aug 1942)

616 Sqn (7 - 11 Sep 1943)

No 1602 (Anti-Aircraft Co-operation) Flt (23 Nov - 1 Dec 1943)

639 Sqn (1 Dec 1943 - 20 Aug 1944)

Links to related sites/pages

 

RAF Pershore

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 23 Operational Training Unit (1 Apr 1941 - 15 Mar 1944)

No 1516 Beam Approach Training Flt (13 Apr 1943 - 17 Sep 1944)

No 1681 (Bomber) Defence Training Flt (5 Jun 1943 - 8 Mar 1944)

No 1 Aircraft Preparation Unit (29 Sep - 10 Oct 1944)

No 1 Ferry Unit (16 Mar 1944 - 15 Nov 1946)

No 50 Gliding School (Jan 1947 - 1 Jun 1948)

No 10 Flying Training School (15 Jan 1952 - 14 Apr 1954)

Radar Research Flying Unit (20 Sep 1957 - 2 Sep 1971)

Location

County: - Worcestershire

Lat/Long:   52:08:30N  02:02:15W

Grid Ref -  SO975495

Height Above Sea Level - 123 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1941

No 44 Group (1944)

Closed - 1978

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps Officers Commanding,   Control Towers website

RAF Perth

No Badge authorised

Main units (Scone): -

Wireless Development Unit (12 Sep - 24 Oct 1939)

‘D’ Flt, Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment (15 Sep 1939 - xxx xxxx)

No 7 Air Observer & Navigation School (1 Nov 1939 - 1 Jun 1940)

No 5 Flying Instructors School (8 Oct 1940 - 23 Nov 1942)

No 9 Gliding School (Nov 1945 - xxx xxxx)

No 11 Reserve Flying School (18 Mar 1947 - 20 Jun 1954)

666 Sqn (1 May 1949 10 Mar 1957

No 1966 Reserve AOP Flt (1 May 1949 - 10 Mar 1957)

Glasgow University Air Sqn (1 Dec 1950 - 1 Jan 1965)

No 1967 Reserve AOP Flt (2 Feb 1954 - 1 Sep 1955)

No 1 Civilian Fighter Control Co-operation Unit (8 Mar 1957 - 31 Jan 1961)

Universities of Glasgow & Strathclyde Air Sqn (1 Jan 1965 - xxx 1992)

Main units (Methven): -

652 Sqn (28 Mar - 2 Jul 1943)

Location

County: - Perthshire

Lat/Long:   56:26:23N  03:22:08W

Grid Ref -  NO156285

Height Above Sea Level - 385 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

No 51 Group (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Main Units: -

No 11 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School (27 Jan 1936 - 3 Sep 1939)

No 7 Civilian Air Navigation School (9 Jan - 1 Nov 1939)

No 11 Elementary Flying Training School (3 Sep 1939 - 18 Mar 1947)

Detachments**

No 6 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (2 May - 20 Nov 1940)

No 7 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (27 Dec 1940 - xxx 1941)

309 Sqn (Mar - May 1941)

12 Air Experience Flt (1 Apr 1996 - xxx xxxx)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Perton

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

RLG for No 11 Flying Training School (Jan - 14 Mar 1942)

RLG for No 11 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit (4 Aug 1942 - 1 Aug 1943)

RLG for No 21 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit (1 Aug 1943 - 16 Jul 1946)

Location

County: - Staffordshire

Lat/Long:   52:35:45N  02:12:15W

Grid Ref -  SJ865000

Height Above Sea Level - 400 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1941

No 21 Group (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

Detachments**

No 11 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit (14 Mar - Jun 1942)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Peshawar

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

Blenheim Refresher Unit (xxx - 15 Jul 1943)

Maintenance Wing North-West India (23 Aug - 1 Sep 1943)

HQ, No 187 Wing (1 Sep 1943 - 15 Jul 1945)

No 3 Det,  No 144 Repair & Salvage Unit (Feb 1944 - 15 Oct 1945)

No 147 Staging Post (10 Jan - 17 Aug 1945)

No 1 (Indian) Group Communication Flt (15 Aug 1945 - 15 Aug 1947)

5 Sqn (

20 Sqn (

27 Sqn (

28 Sqn (

31 Sqn (

34 Sqn (

39 Sqn (

60 Sqn (

155 Sqn (

659 Sqn (

Location

Country - Pakistan

Lat/Long:  33:59:35N  71:31:50E

Height above sea level:  1,158 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It is now PAF Peshawar and is home to the PAF's Northern Air Command.

Main units: -

HQ, 52nd (Corps) Wing (Mar 1918 - xxx xxxx, Jun - 9 Oct 1919)

No 1 (Indian) Wing (xxx 1921 - 1 Nov 1928)

No 1 (Indian) Group (1 Nov 1928 - 1 May 1942, 15 Aug 1945 - 1 Jun 1947)

HQ, No 223 Group (1 May - 30 Nov 1942, May 1944 - 15 Aug 1945)

Communication Flt, Peshawar (1 Jul 1942 - xx xxxx)

No 319 Maintenance Unit (27 Jul 1942 - Jan 1943)

No 223 Group Communication Flt (1 Jul - 2 Dec 1942, xxx 1944 - 15 Aug 1945)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Peterborough

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 1 Aircraft Storage Unit (2 Aug 1932 - Feb 1935)

No 7 Flying Training School/Service Flying Training School (2 Dec 1935 - Jan 1941)

No 13 Elementary Flying Training School (20 Dec 1940 - 1 Jun 1941)

No 25 Elementary Flying Training School (1 Jun - 16 Jul 1941)

No 17 Elementary Flying Training School (15 Jul 1941 - 1 Jun 1942)

No 1 Pupil Pilots Pool (3 Nov 1941 - 8 Mar 1943)

No 7 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit (1 Jun 1942 - 21 Dec 1944)

No 7 Service Flying Training School (21 Dec 1944 - 15 Apr 1946)

Location

County: - Northamptonshire

Lat/Long:   52:35:15N  00:16:00W

Grid Ref -  TF174005

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

No 21 Group (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsOfficers Commanding,

RAF Petah Tiqva

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 74 Operational Training Unit (20 Sep 1943 - 16 Jul 1945)

HQ, No 285 Wing (2 - 30 Sep 1945)

No 1908 AOP Flt (31 Dec 1946 - 1 Jun 1947, 11 Feb - 28 Apr 1948)

No 1906 AOP Flt (26 Jun - 24 Jul 1947)

No 1907 AOP Flt (26 Jun - Aug 1947)

No 1909 AOP Flt (30 Jun - Aug 1947)

No 1910 AOP Flt (11 Feb - 28 Apr 1948)

6 Sqn (

14 Sqn (

32 Sqn (

208 Sqn (

651 Sqn (

Location

Country: -  Israel

Lat/Long:  32:05:20N  34:55:01E

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

 

It was renamed Kfar Sirkin in 1948 but is now disused but its remains in the area are still visible.

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Pocklington

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

405 Sqn (20 Jun 1941 - 7 Aug 1942)

No 405 Conversion Flt (2 May - 7 Aug 1942)

102 Sqn (7 Aug 1942 - 8 Sep 1945)

No 102 Conversion Flt (7 Aug - 23 Nov 1942)

‘D’ Flt, No 1652 Heavy Conversion Unit  (31 Oct 1942 - 10 Mar 1943)

No 1475 (Training) Flt (21 Nov 1942 - 7 Mar 1943)

Location

County: - East Yorkshire

Lat/Long:   53:55:45N  00:48:00W

Grid Ref -  SE790485

Height Above Sea Level - 84 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1941

No 4 Group (1944)

Closed - 1946

Notes

Part of the airfield is still in use by the Wolds Gliding Club.

Detachments

No 17 Air Crew Holding Unit (8 Nov 1945 - 15 May 1946)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsBomber Command 60th Anniversary websiteCommanding OfficersControl Towers website

RAF Podington

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

28th Troop Carrier Sqn, USAAF (29 Jul - 7 Aug 1942)

352nd Bomb Sqn, USAAF (20 Aug - 4 Sep 1942)

5th Photo-Reconnaissance Sqn, USAAF (10 Sep - 29 Oct 1942)

15th Bomb Sqn, USAAF (13 Sep - 13 Nov 1942)

13th Photo-Reconnaissance Sqn, USAAF (2 Dec 1942 - 16 Feb 1943)

100th Bomb Group, USAAF (May - Jun 1943)

92nd Bomb Group, USAAF (15 Sep 1943 - 12 Jun 1945)

479th Anti-Submarine Group USAAF (xx - 11 Nov 1943)

Location

County: - Bedfordshire

Lat/Long:   52:13:53N  00:36:10W

Grid Ref -  SP953603

Height Above Sea Level - 330 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1942

USAAF (1944)

Closed - 1946

Notes

It is now known as Santa Pod Raceway and is Britain's main drag racing centre.

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,   Control Towers website

RAF Polebrook

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

90 Sqn (28 Jun 1941 - 14 Apr 1942)

Fortress Conversion Unit (xxx - xxx 1941)

No 108 Conversion Flt (Dec 1941- 9 Jan 1942)

No 1653 Conversion Unit (9 Jan - 2 Jun  1942)

97th Bomb Group, USAAF (xxx - 25 Nov 1942) comprising: -

340th Bomb Sqn (13 Jun - 25 Nov 1942)

341st Bomb Sqn (13 Jun - 25 Nov 1942)

342nd Bomb Sqn (8 Sep - 25 Nov 1942)

414th Bomb Sqn (8 Sep - 25 Nov 1942)

351st Bomb Group, USAAF (1 May 1943 - 23 Jun 1945)

Satellite for No 7 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit (5 Apr -25 Jun 1943)

No 273 Maintenance Unit (10 Jul 1945 - 11 Nov 1947)

No 3 Ferry Pool (15 Mar 1946 - 30 Apr 1947)

130 Sqn (1 Dec 1959 - 23 Aug 1963)

Location

County: - Northamptonshire

Lat/Long:   52:27:57N  00:23:30W

Grid Ref -  TL893863

Height Above Sea Level - 230 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1941

USAAF (1944)

Closed - 1963

Notes

Detachments**

No 17 Operational Training Unit (Jan - Jun 1941)

220 Sqn (Jan - Apr 1942)

No 7 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit (Apr - May 1943)

Links to related sites/pages

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

RAF Pomigliano

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

No 339 (French) Wing (5 - 27 Sep 1944)

HQ, No 335 Wing (11 Sep 1944 - 15 Jul 1945)

No 125 Staging Post (20 Sep - 17 Oct 1944)

No 66 Staging Post (1 Nov 1944 - xxx xxxx)

No 130 Staging Post (10 Nov 1944 - 15 Apr 1945)

Mk X AI Conversion Flt (16 Sep 1944 - 20 Mar 1945)

No 1 Lancaster Servicing Unit (15 Jul 1945 - 15 Feb 1946)

No 111 Repair & Salvage Unit (24 Jul 1945 - 25 Feb 1946)

23 Sqn (

114 Sqn (

241 Sqn (

255 Sqn (

256 Sqn (

284 Sqn (

293 Sqn (

600 Sqn (

608 Sqn (

682 Sqn (

Location

Country: -  Italy

Lat/Long:  40:56:06N  14:19:59E

Height Above Sea Level:  120 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Main units: -

No 30 Air Despatch & Reception Unit (xxx 1943 - Sep 1944)

No 63 Staging Post (9 Oct 1943 - 24 May 1944)

No 61 Staging Post (18 Feb - 19 Sep 1944)

HQ, No 325 Wing (18 Jun- 12 Aug 1944)

Mediterranean Tactical Air Forces Communication Flt (Aug - Oct 1944)

No 23 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (8 Aug - 2 Sep 1944)

No 65 Staging Post (16 Aug 1944 - 1 Aug 1945)

Detachments**

No 111 Repair & Salvage Unit (xxx xxxx - 24 Jul 1945)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Poona

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 6 Civil Maintenance Unit (3 Mar 1944 - 20 Nov 1945)

No 153 Staging Post (1 Mar - 10 Sep 1945)

No 1341 Special Duties Flt (Apr - May 1945)

5 Sqn (

10 Sqn (

20 Sqn (

28 Sqn (

31 Sqn (

76 Sqn (

232 Sqn (

No 33 Glider Servicing Echelon (29 Sep - 25 Oct 1945)

No 7005 Servicing Echelon (1 Jun – 15 Dec 1946)

No 330 Maintenance Unit (xxx - 15 Aug 1947)

No 2 Towed Target Flt, India (1 Apr - Aug 1947)

Location

Country - Maharashtra, India

Lat/Long:  18:34:56N  73:55:11E

Height above sea level:  1,942 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Today it is known as Lohegaon Air Base.

Main Units: -

Surplus Aircrew Centre (14 Mar - 15 Jun 1943)

Aircrew transit Pool (16 Jun 1943 - 9 Feb 1944)

No 5 Det, No 139 Repair & Salvage Unit (xxx 1944 - xxx 1945)

Detachments**

No 138 Repair & Salvage Unit (xxx 1944 - xxx 1945)

No 22 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (18Feb 1946 - 1 Apr 1947)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Port Ellen

Badge not yet located

Main units: -

Detachment - 48 Sqn (29 Aug - Oct 1940)

RLG for No 3 Operational Training Unit (Aug - xxx 1941)

No 304 Ferry Training Unit (31 Dec 1942 - 10 Jan 1944)

No 67 Air/Sea Rescue Marine Craft Unit (1 Apr 1943 - 5 Apr 1946)

878 Sqn FAA (18 Oct - 13 Dec 1943)

890 Sqn FAA (18 Oct - 13 Dec 1943)

Location

County: - Argyllshire

Lat/Long:   55:40:58N  06:15:03W

Grid Ref -  NR325515

Height Above Sea Level - 46 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1940

No 15 Group (1944)

Closed - 1947

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Portreath

Badge of RAF Portreath

Main units: -

66 Sqn (14 Dec 1941 - 8 Feb 1942, 22 Feb - 27 Apr 1942)

Overseas Aircraft Delivery Unit (14 Dec 1941 - 26 Jan 1942)

No 3025 Servicing Echelon (14 Dec 1941 – 26 Oct 1942, 23 Jan - xxx 1943)

No 1 Overseas Aircraft Delivery Unit (26 Jan 1942 - 10 Oct 1945)

No 1487 (Target Towing) Flt (Jan 1942)

234 Sqn (27 Apr - 23 Aug 1942, 29 Aug - 28 Oct 1942, 26 Nov - 26 Dec 1942)

No 610 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (6 May – 14 Jun 1942)

No 1487 (Fighter) Gunnery Flt (Jun 1942)

‘C’ Flt, 276 Sqn (3 Nov 1942 - 6 Apr 1944)

142 Sqn (9 - 19 Dec 1942)

HQ, No 330 Wing (9 - 19 Dec 1942)

153 Sqn (18 - 20 Dec 1942)

Gunnery Training Flt (28 Dec 1942 - xxx xxxx)

414 Sqn (4 - 19 Jun 1943)

613 Sqn (20 Jun -14 Jul 1943)

235 Sqn (29 Aug 1943 - 21 Feb 1944, 27 Mar - 6 Sep 1944)

143 Sqn (16 Sep 1943 - 11 Feb 1944)

248 Sqn (16 Feb - 10 Sep 1944)

276 Sqn (3 Apr - 17 Sep 1944)

HQ, No 153 Wing (15 Apr - 14 Sep 1944)

No 3207 Servicing Commando (7 - 12 May 1944)

‘B’ Flt, 276 Sqn (7 Aug 1944)

‘A’ Flt, 276 Sqn (18 Sep - 31 Oct 1944)

76 Sqn (29 Aug - 20 Sep 1945)

305 Sqn (25 Nov 1946 - 6 Jan 1947)

No 6305 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (25 Nov 1946 – 6 Jan 1947)

Location

County: - Cornwall

Lat/Long:   50:16:00N  05:16:00W

Grid Ref -  SW672465

Height Above Sea Level - 295 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1941

 (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Main Units: -

263 Sqn (18 Mar - 10 Apr 1941 )

152 Sqn (9 Apr - 25 Aug 1941)

247 Sqn (10 May - 18 Jun 1941)

130 Sqn (20 Jun - 25 Oct 1941)

Overseas Aircraft Delivery Flt (28 Jun - 14 Dec 1941)

Air-Sea Rescue Flt (18 Jul - 20 Oct 1941)

313 Sqn (26 Aug - 25 Nov 1941, 30 Nov - 15 Dec 1941)

No 3047 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (14 Nov – 5 Nov 1941)

Detachments**

18 Sqn (Apr - Jul 1941)

248 Sqn (Aug 1941)

276 Sqn (21 Oct 1941 - 3 Apr 1944)

263 Sqn (Apr - Aug 1942)

264 Sqn (May 1942 - Apr 1943)

400 Sqn (3 - 24 Dec 1942)

275 Sqn (7 Aug 1944 - 14 Feb 1945)

639 Sqn (20 Aug - Nov 1944)

236 Sqn (Aug - Nov 1944)

286 Sqn (xxx xxxx - Nov 1944)

277 Sqn (31 Oct 1944 - 15 Feb 1945)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsSubterranea Britannica website Atlantikwall website,

RAF Port Reitz

No Badge authorised

Main units (Mombasa): -

No. 6 Wing RFC (31 Jan 1916 – Jul 1918)

No 3 (Reconnaissance) Flt, Kenya Auxiliary Air Unit (6 Sep 1939 - Apr 1940)

Marine Craft Section, Mombasa (20 Feb 1942 - xxx xxxx)

No 219 Air-Sea Rescue Unit (17 Dec 1943 - 10 Feb 1945)

Catalina Ferry Flt (xxx xxxx - 11 Jun 1946)

No 396 Maintenance Unit (11 Sep 1947 - 1 Sep 1950)

East Africa Ferry Flt (xxx xxxx - 31 May 1956)

Main units: -

621 Sqn (

No 1345 Anti-Malarial Flt (1 May - 13 Dec 1945)

HQ, No 246 Wing (1 Jun 1942 - 10 Jun 1945)

Location

Country: -   Kenya

Lat/Long:  04:02:05S  39:35:39E

Height Above Sea Level:  200 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Also known as Mombasa

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Port Sudan

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

HQ, No 254 (Bomber) Wing (7 Nov 1940 - 25 May 1941)

Aircraft Assembly Unit (5 Jul - 19 Oct 1941)

No 52 Repair & Salvage Unit (Jul 1941 - 1 Feb 1943)

3 Sqn (

14 Sqn (

17 Sqn (

35 Sqn (

112 Sqn (

207 Sqn (

Location

Country: -  Sudan

Lat/Long:  19:34:48N  37:12:54E

Height Above Sea Level:  142 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Prestwick

Station Badge - Scottish Air Traffic Control Centre - Prestwick

Main units (continued): -

610 Sqn (4 Apr - 10 May 1940)

825 Sqn FAA (21 Apr - 1 May 1940, 11 - 14 Jul 1940)

Reserve Echelon (Fighter Flt) (May 1940)

253 Sqn (23 - 29 Aug 1940)

615 Sqn (29 Aug - 10 Oct 1940)

102 Sqn (1 Sep - 10 Oct 1940)

No 4 Ferry Pilots Pool ATA (Sep 1940 - Jan 1942, Aug 1942 - 31 Oct 1945)

1 Sqn RCAF (10 Oct - 8 Dec 1940)

AI/ASV School (24 Oct - 27 Dec 1940)

800 Sqn FAA (27 - 31 Oct 1940)

821X Flt FAA (15 - 17 Dec 1940)

602 Sqn (17 Dec 1940 - 15 Apr 1941)

No 3 Radio School (27 Dec 1940 - 19 Aug 1942)

Glasgow University Air Sqn (Apr 1941 - Feb 1943)

807 Sqn FAA (4 - 7 Feb 1941)

No 1527 Beam Approach Training Flt (29 Oct 1941 - 15 Sep 1945)

No 1425 (Communication) Flt (30 Oct 1941 - 5 Apr 1942)

Various USAAF Support Units (xxx xxxx - Sep 1945)

No 4A Ferry Pilots Pool ATA (Jan - Aug 1942)

No 4B Ferry Pilots Pool ATA (Jan - Aug 1942)

No 3 Radio Direction Finding School (19 Aug - 1 Dec 1942)

No 1680 (Western Isles Communication) Flt (6 Mar - 8 Apr 1944)

No 1680 (Transport) Flt (8 Apr 1944 - 7 Feb 1946)

No 1527 Radio Aids Training Flt (15 Sep 1945 - 28 Feb 1946)

USAF Support Units (xxx 1951 - xxx 1966)

No 819 Sqn FAA (23 Nov 1971 - xxx xxxx)

Scottish Air Traffic Control Centre (Military)

Location

County: - Ayrshire

Lat/Long:  55:30:30N  04:35:30W

Grid Ref:  NS365268

Height above sea level: 35 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1936

44 Group (1944)

Notes

During WW2, Prestwick became the main entry point for aircraft being ferried across the Atlantic from North America.

Scottish Aviation operated from the station as part of the Civilian Repair Organisation during WW2

Post war Prestwick continued as the base for Scottish Aviation Ltd.

Main units: -

No 12 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School (17 Feb 1936 - 3 Sep 1939)

No 1 Civil Air Navigation School (15 Aug 1938 - 1 Nov 1939)

No 12 Elementary Flying Training School (3 Sep 1939 - 22 Mar 1941)

No 2 Supplementary School of Wireless Telegraphy (Sep 1939 - 15 Oct 1940)

No 1 Air Observer and Navigation School (1 Nov 1939 - 19 Jul 1941)

No 10 Air Observer and Navigation School (27 Nov - 2 Dec 1939)

603 Sqn (16 Dec 1939 - 17 Jan 1940)

141 Sqn (13 - 22 Feb 1940, 25 Jul - 22 Aug 1940)

Detachments**

‘B’ Flt, 141 Sqn  (4 - 21 Jul 1940)

249 Sqn (xxx xxxx -  6 Jul 1940)

‘A’ Flt, 73 Sqn (19 Jul 1940 - xxx xxxx)

No 1 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit (Aug - Nov 1940)

263 Sqn (Sep - Nov 1940)

825 Sqn FAA (11 - 13 Sep 1940)

43 Sqn (xxx xxxx - 19 Dec 1940)

No 7 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (1 Jan - 27 May 1941)

600 Sqn (25 Feb - Apr 1941)

No 6 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (28 May - 13 Dec 1941)

114 Sqn (May 1942)

53 Sqn (5 Jul 1942 - xxx xxxx)

24 Sqn (3 Oct 1945 - xxx xxxx)

Links to related sites/pages

FAA Archive Website, Aerial photo on Google Maps,   Control Towers website

RAF Pucklechurch

Station Badge - RAF Pucklechurch

Main units: -

No 11 Balloon Centre (9 Aug 1939 - 22 Apr 1945)

Sub-site of No.7 Maintenance Unit, (22 Apr 1945 - 28 Oct 1958))

No.251 Maintenance Unit (Mechanical Storage) (19 Jul 1945 - 31 Dec 1946)

No.22 Reserve Centre (25 Feb 1947 - 8 Oct 1952)

No.2 Ground Radio Servicing Squadron (15 Jan 1951 - 30 Nov 1958)

HQ No 62 Group (16 Jun 1952 - 1 Jan 1957)

No.62 Group Combined Reserve Centre (08 Oct 1952 - 1 Oct 1956)

Language School (Russian Element) (02 Jul 1957 - 11 Sep 1959)

Location

County: - Avon

Lat/Long:  51:28:52N  02:26:10W

Operational Control: -

Opened - 9 Aug 1939 (As No 11 Balloon Centre)

Balloon Command (9 Aug 1939 - 22 Apr 1945)

Maintenance Command (22 Apr 1945 - 25 Feb 1947)

No 62 Group (25 Feb 1947 - 14 Jan 1957)

No 61 Group (14 Jan 1957 - 31 Dec 1959)

Closed - 31 Dec 1959

Notes

Renamed RAF Pucklechurch - 16 Jun 1952

It was transferred to HM Prison Service and was used as a remand centre, later becoming Ashfield Young Offender Institution.

 

Links to related sites/pages

Unofficial Website, Officers Commanding, Aerial photo on Google Maps,

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