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RAF Stations - Q & R

[Definition of a RAF Station]


[Qastina | Rabat Sale | Rackheath | Radlett | Ramat David | Ramleh | Ranchi | Ras el Hadd | Ratmalana | Rattlesden | Reading | Redhill | Red Hill Lakes | Rednal | Regents Park | Renfrew | Reykjavik | Rheindahlen | Rhoose | Riccall | Ridgewell | Ringway | Risalpur | Rivenhall | Ronaldsway | Rudloe Manor | Rufforth]

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

RAF Qastina

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 77 Operational Training Unit (1 Jan 1944 - 9 Jul 1945)

No 8 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit (5 Dec 1945 - 1 Oct 1946)

No 1907 AOP Flt (Aug - 9 Sep 1947)

No 1908 AOP Flt (Aug 1947 - 11 Feb 1948)

No 1910 AOP Flt (24 Jul 1947 - 11 Feb 1948)

47 Sqn (

512 Sqn (

644 Sqn (

651 Sqn (

Location

Country: -  Gaza (Israel)

Lat/Long:  31:44:10N  34:42:04E

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

The area around the airfield was depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war

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RAF Rabat Sale

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 28 Air Despatch & Reception Unit(26 Jun 1943 - Sep 1944)

No 7 (Middle East) Ferry Control (14 Sep - 6 Nov 1943)

No 70 Staging Post (17 Sep 1943 - 1 Aug 1945)

No 2 Aircrew Reception Centre (Oct 1943 - Sep 1945)

Detachment ‘A’, No 145 Maintenance Unit (Oct 1944 - Mar 1945)

No 159 Repair & Salvage Unit (1 Jul - 10 Nov 1945)

Location

Country: -  Morocco

Lat/Long:  34:03:05N  06:45:05E

Height Above Sea Level:  276 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

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RAF Rackheath

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

467th Bomb Group, USAAF (11 Mar 1944 - 12 Jun 1945)

Sub-site, No 94 Maintenance Unit (27 Jan 1948 - 16 Aug 1954)

Location

County: - Norfolk

Lat/Long:   52:40:30N  01:23:00E

Grid Ref -  SU270703

Height Above Sea Level - 100 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1943

USAAF (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

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RAF Radlett

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

HQ No 80 (Signals) Wing (7 Oct 1940 - 18 Sep 1944,

Rear HQ No 80 (Signals) Wing (18 Sep 1944 - 22 Aug 1945)

Location

County: - Hertfordshire

Lat/Long:   51:39:22N  00:19:41W

Grid Ref - 

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

This entry also includes units in the Radlett area.

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RAF Ramat David

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

No 2 Air Crew Officers School (1 - xx Nov 1944)

RAF Staff College (Overseas) Communication Flt ( 16 Jul 1945 - 16 Sep 1946)

No 26 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (1 Jan - 30 Sep 1946)

No 1909 AOP Flt (31 Dec 1946 - 30 Jun 1947, Aug 1947 - 25 Mar 1948)

6 Sqn (

32 Sqn (

37 Sqn (

46 Sqn (

74 Sqn (

127 Sqn (

154 Sqn (

208 Sqn (

213 Sqn (

216 Sqn (

232 Sqn (

242 Sqn (

243 Sqn (

249 Sqn (

294 Sqn (

459 Sqn (

651 Sqn (

Location

Country: -   Israel (Palestine)

Lat/Long:  32:40:00N  35:11:00E

Height Above Sea Level:  138 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It is now Ramat David Israeli Air Force Base

Main units: -

No 34 Air Stores Park (15 Apr - 30 Jun 1942)

No 55 Repair & Salvage Unit (16 Apr - 28 Sep 1942, 19 Nov - 21 Dec 1942)

HQ, No 235 Wing (5 - 7 Jul 1942)

No 55 Refuelling and Re-arming Party (Jul - Aug 1942)

No 4 (Middle East) Training School (20 Mar 1943 - 30 Apr 1944)

No 3225 Servicing Commando (25 Sep - 25 Oct 1943)

No 2 Air Crew Reception Centre (Oct 1943 - Sep 1945)

No 14 Staging Post (30 Apr - 1 Dec 1944)

Detachments**

No 26 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (28 Dec 1943- 4 Jun 1944)

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RAF Ramleh

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

6 Sqn (

11 Sqn (

14 Sqn (

33 Sqn (

45 Sqn (

55 Sqn (

80 Sqn (

111 Sqn (

113 Sqn (

142 Sqn (

145 Sqn (

208 Sqn (

211 Sqn (

651 Sqn (

Location

Country: -  Israel (Palestine)

Lat/Long:  31:55:01N  34:52:23E

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Main Units: -

HQ, 40th (Army) Wing (xxx 1918 - xxx 1919)

HQ, No 5 Wing (xxx 1918 - xxx 1919)

No 34 Air Stores Park (30 Oct 1941 - 28 Feb 1942)

HQ, No 263 (Defensive Fighter) Wing (5 Jul  - 15 Dec 1942)

No 58 Refuelling and Re-arming Party (Aug - Oct 1942)

WAAF Depot (xxx 1943 - Feb 1944)

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RAF Ranchi

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

No 7047 Servicing Echelon (6 Nov 1944 – 13 Jan 1945)

No 1 Det, No 135 Repair & Salvage Unit (xx xxx - 15 Dec 1944, 19 Feb 1945 - xxx xxxx)

Greek Attack Training Unit (27 Jan - 24 May 1945)

Tactical Development Unit, Far East (xxx - 25 May 1945)

No 1672 (Mosquito) Conversion Unit (10 - 31 Aug 1945)

Tactical & Weapons Development Unit (30 Sep - 30 Nov 1945)

No 22 Armament Practice Camp (6 Oct 1945 - Nov 1946)

11 Sqn (

20 Sqn (

27 Sqn (

28 Sqn (

45 Sqn (

47 Sqn (

79 Sqn (

82 Sqn (

84 Sqn (

110 Sqn (

177 Sqn (

211 Sqn (

656 Sqn (

Location

Country - India

Lat/Long:  23:18:51N  85:19:18E

Height above sea level:  2,148 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It is now known as Birsa Munda Airport

Main units: -

HQ, No 171 Wing (25 Nov 1942 - 2 May 1943)

No 8 Care & Maintenance Party (Jul 1943 - Dec 1944)

No 15 Air Transit Section (16 Jul 1943 - 1 Sep 1944)

Specialised Low Attack Instructors School (India) (5 Nov 1943 - 27 Jan 1945)

No 3 Staging Post (1 Feb 1944 - 1 Dec 1945)

No 7028 Servicing Echelon (30 Sep – 2 Oct 1944)

No 7082 Servicing Echelon (30 Sep – 12 Dec 1944)

Detachments**

HQ, No 164 Wing (31 Jul 1945 - xxx xxxx)

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RAF Ras el Hadd

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

244 Sqn (

Location

Country: - Oman

Lat/Long:  22:31:48N  59:47:06E

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

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Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Ratmalana

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

No 20 Armament Practice Camp (30 Jan - 19 Apr 1944)

No 222 Group Communication Flt (25 Mar 1944 - 15 Oct 1945)

No 32 Staging Post (1 Sep 1944 - 1 Dec 1945)

No 358 Maintenance Unit (10 Sep 1944 - 30 Nov 1945)

Air-Sea Warfare Development Unit (ACSEA) (15 Dec 1944 - 30 Nov 1945)

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

No 5 Air-Sea Rescue Flt (Far East) (1 Apr - 15 Jun 1945)

No 1350 Air Sea Rescue Flt (15 Jun - 7 Nov 1945)

No 342 Maintenance Unit (20 Jun - 1 Oct 1945)

Photographic Research & Development Flt (xxx xxxx - 1 Oct 1945)

No 8 Personnel Transit Camp (xxx xxxx - Sep 1946)

22 Sqn (

30 Sqn (

42 Sqn (

81 Sqn (

84 Sqn (

89 Sqn (

136 Sqn (

160 Sqn (

176 Sqn (

203 Sqn (

217 Sqn (

232 Sqn (

258 Sqn (

261 Sqn (

273 Sqn (

292 Sqn (

Location

Country: - Sri Lanka (Ceylon)

Lat/Long:  06:49:19N  79:53:10E

Height Above Sea Level:  16 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It was originally the international airport for Colombo but was replaced by Negombo in 1964 and is now used for domestic flights and by the Sri Lankan Air Force.

Main units: -

No 222 Group Calibration Flt (29 Sep 1942 - Jul 1943)

Torpedo Refresher School (29 May 1943 - xxx 1944)

No 332 Maintenance Unit (4 Jun 1943 - 20 Jun 1945)

No 4 Meteorological Flt (1 - 31 Jul 1943)

No 1579 Calibration Flt (Jul 1943 - 19 Apr 1944, 18 Sep 1944 - 10 Oct 1945)

No 10 Air Transit Section (16 Jul 1943 - 1 Sep 1944)

No 128 Repair & Salvage Unit (Jul - Nov 1943)

Tactical Development Unit, Far East (Jul 1943 - xxx 1945)

No 1303 Meteorological Flt (31 Jul 1943 - 19 Apr 1944, 1 Jul 1944 - 1 Dec 1945)

No 336 Maintenance Unit (4 Aug 1943 - 6 Apr 1944)

No 145 Repair & Salvage Unit (1 Dec 1943 - 15 Apr 1946)

No 15 RAF Mobile Servicing Unit (Torpedo) (10 Jan 1944 - 30 Sep 1945)

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RAF Rattlesden

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

266 Sqn (

451st Bomb Sqn, USAAF (1 Dec 1942 - 22 May 1943)

452nd Bomb Sqn, USAAF (1 Dec 1942 - 22 May 1943)

447th Bomb Group, USAAF (29 Nov 1943 - 1 Aug 1945)

Location

County: - Suffolk

Lat/Long:   52:10:00N  00:52:15E

Grid Ref -  TL961560

Height Above Sea Level - 300 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1942

USAAF (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

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RAF Reading

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

 

 

Location

County: - Berkshire

Lat/Long:   51:27:14N  00:58:23W

Grid Ref -  SU713733

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo of the general area on Google Maps,

RAF Redhill

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

412 Sqn (23 Sep - 1 Nov 1942, 24 Nov 1942 - 29 Jan 1943, 13 Jul - 7 Aug 1943)

416 Sqn (23 Sep - 8 Nov 1942, 24 Nov 1942 - 1 Feb 1943)

421 Sqn (23 Mar - 10 Apr 1943, 22 Apr - 17 May 1943)

411 Sqn (7 Apr - 1 May 1943, 9 May - 6 Aug 1943)

No 3045 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (6 – 29 Jan 1943, 23 Mar – xxx 1943)

No 3046 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (6 Jan – 1 Feb 1943, 8 Apr – 5 Jul 1943)

'Z' Composite Group (xx Feb  - 1 Mar 1943, 12 - 15 Mar 1943)

No 83 Group Communication Flt (8 Apr 1943 - 15 Apr 1944)

401 Sqn (28 May - 20 Jul 1943, 30 Jul - 6 Aug 1943)

HQ, No 126 Airfield  (4 Jul - 6 Aug 1943)

HQ, No 17 Wing (4 Jul - 6 Aug 1943)

'B' Section, No 3207 Servicing Commando (1 - 16 Aug 1943)

HQ, No 39 Wing (1 - 10 Aug 1943, 14 Oct 1943 - 1 Apr 1944)

No 39 Wing Communication Flt (1 Aug 1943 - 1 Apr 1944)

66 Sqn (10 - 13 Aug 1943)

504 Sqn (14 Aug 1943 19 Sep 1943

No 501 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (14 Aug – 19 Sep 1943)

131 Sqn (16 Aug - 17 Sep 1943)

231 Sqn (15 Oct 1943 - 15 Jan 1944)

414 Sqn (15 Oct - 3 Nov 1943)

400 Sqn (15 Oct 1943 - 18 Feb 1944)

No 1 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit (14 - 28 Nov 1943)

No 83 Group Support Unit (1 Mar - 25 Jun 1944)

No 84 Group Communication Flt/Sqn (1 Apr - 12 May 1944)

No 3205 Servicing Commando (17 Apr - 6 May 1944)

No 3210 Servicing Commando (30 Apr - 2 May 1944)

No 3209 Servicing Commando (5 - 17 May 1944)

No 1310 Transport Flt (18 May - 25 Jun 1944)

No 4 Overseas Aircraft Delivery Unit (22 May - 26 Jun 1944)

970 (Balloon) Sqn (14 Jul - 27 Aug 1944)

950 (Balloon) Sqn (27 Aug - 15 Sep 1944)

116 Sqn (5 Sep 1944- 2 May 1945)

No 1 Aircraft Delivery Flight (17 Oct 1944 - 16 Jan 1945)

287 Sqn (20 Jan - 3 May 1945)

Canadian Casualty Air Evacuation Unit (1 Feb 1945 - xxx xxxx)

No 6074 Servicing Echelon (Cadre)  (20 Sep 1946 – 5 Jul 1947)

No 15 Reserve Flying School (1 Apr 1948 - 20 Jun 1954)

Location

County: - Surrey

Lat/Long:   51:12:53N  00:08:15W

Grid Ref -  TQ298476

Height Above Sea Level - 205 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1937

No 11 Group (1944)

Closed - 1954

Notes

Main units: -

No 15 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School (1 Jul 1937 - 3 Sep 1939)

No 15 Elementary Flying Training School (3 Sep 1939 - 2 Jun 1940)

Polish Grading & Testing Flt (15 Feb - 3 Jun 1940)

16 Sqn (2 - 29 Jun 1940)

HQ, No 50 (Army Co-operation) Wing (9 Jun - 6 Aug 1940)

600 Sqn (12 Sep - 12 Oct 1940)

219 Sqn (12 Oct - 10 Dec 1940)

1 Sqn (1 May - 1 Jun 1941, 14 Jun - 1 Jul 1941)

258 Sqn (1 - 14 Jun 1941)

485 Sqn (1 Jul - 21 Oct 1941)

No 3 Refuelling and Re-arming Party (1 Aug 1941 - 9 Feb 1942)

452 Sqn (21 Oct 1941 - 14 Jan 1942)

602 Sqn (14 Jan - 4 Mar 1942, 13 May - 17 Jul 1942)

No 602 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (14 Jan – 3 Mar 1942, 15 May – 16 Jul 1942)

‘B’ Flt, No 3201 Servicing Echelon (9 - 19 Feb 1942)

457 Sqn (23 Mar - 31 May 1942)

340 Sqn (1 - 7 Apr 1942)

402 Sqn (31 May - 29 Jun 1942, 6 Jul - 13 Aug 1942)

No 3019 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (31 May – 24 Aug 1942)

No 611 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (10 Jul – 23 Sep 1942)

308 Sqn (1 - 7 Jul 1942)

312 Sqn (1 - 8 Jul 1942, 16 - 20 Aug 1942)

611 Sqn (20 - 27 Jul 1942, 1 Aug - 23 Sep 1942)

350 Sqn (31 Jul - 7 Sep 1942, 15 - 23 Sep 1942)

303 Sqn (15 - 20 Aug 1942)

310 Sqn (16 - 20 Aug 1942)

Detachments**

110 Sqn RCAF (5 Jul - 1 Sep 1940)

400 Sqn (Mar - Jun 1941)

613 Sqn (19 - xx Feb 1942)

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RAF Red Hill Lakes

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

191 Sqn (

205 Sqn (

212 Sqn (

230 Sqn (

240 Sqn (

321 Sqn (

357 Sqn (

628 Sqn (

No 24 Care & Maintenance Party (7 May 1943 - Mar 1944)

Special Duties Flt (xxx xxxx - 15 Nov 1945)

No 121 Repair & Salvage Unit (xxx xxxx - 25 Jan 1946)

Location

Country: - India

Lat/Long:  13:10:00N  80:10:15E

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

Opened -

 (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Rednal

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 61 Operational Training Unit (15 Apr 1942 - 21 Jun 1945)

Detachment - No 6 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (26 Jun - 2 Aug 1942)

Detachment - No 7 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (6 Nov - 5 Dec 1942)

‘Q’ Flt (Oct 1943 - Jan 1944)

Location

County: - Shropshire

Lat/Long:   52:50:30N  02:56:00W

Grid Ref -  SJ373275

Height Above Sea Level - 300 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1942

No 12  Group (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

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RAF Regents Park

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

 

 

Location

County: - City of Westminster

Lat/Long:   51:31:55N  09:20:22W

Grid Ref - 

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Renfrew

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

Aeronautical Inspection Glasgow (xxx 1916 - xxx 1917)

No 6 Aircraft Acceptance Park (10 Mar 1918 - Mar 1920 )

55 Sqn (30 Jan - 30 Dec 1919)

No 6 (Scottish) Aircraft Repair Depot (31 May - 29 Sep 1919)

602 Sqn (12 Sep 1925 - 20 Jan 1933, 30 Jul 1949 - 15 Apr 1951)

309 Sqn (6 Nov 1940 - 8 May 1941)

946 (Balloon) Sqn (xxx xxxx - xxx 1942)

Glasgow University Air Sqn (Feb 1943 - 14 Dec 1945)

Fighter Flt, 816 Sqn  (18 - 21 Mar 1944)

33 Sqn (2 - 14 Jul 1949)

80 Sqn (2 - 14 Jul 1949)

No 1967 Reserve AOP Flt, 666 Sqn (1 Dec 1951 - 5 Dec 1952)

Location

County: - Renfrewshire

Lat/Long:   55:52:30N  04:23:10W

Grid Ref -  NS519186

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo of the general area on Google Maps,

RAF Reykjavik

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

53 Sqn (

86 Sqn (

120 Sqn (

190 Sqn (

204 Sqn (

209 Sqn (

210 Sqn (

220 Sqn (

221 Sqn (

251 Sqn (

269 Sqn (

279 Sqn (

280 Sqn (

330 Sqn (

612 Sqn (

Location

Country: -   Iceland

Lat/Long:  64:07:48N  21:56:20W

Height Above Sea Level:  45 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Main units: -

HQ, No 30 (Coastal) Wing (22 Mar - 2 Jul 1941)

HQ RAF Iceland (2 Jul 1941 - Jul 1945)

Iceland Ferry Control Unit (11 Aug 1942 - xxx xxxx)

No 3 Ferry Pilot Pool (Feb 1943 - 5 Jul 1944)

Transit Camp (13 Mar 1943 - xxx xxxx)

No 86 Staging Post (5 Jul 1944 - 10 Jul 1945)

No 7 Ferry Unit (5 Jul - xxx 1944)

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RAF Rheindahlen

Baadge of RAF Rheindahlen

Main units: -

HQ 2nd Tactical Air Force (22 Nov 1954 - 1 Jan 1959)

HQ RAF Germany (2nd TAF) (1 Jan 1959 - 1 May 1972)

No 11 Signals Unit (xxx xxxx - xxx xxxx)

HQ RAF Germany (1 May 1972 - 1 Apr 1993)

HQ No 2 Group (1 Apr 1993 - 1 Apr 1996)

Location

Country: - West Germany

Lat/Long:  51:10:30N  06:19:30E

Operational Control: -

Opened -

RAF Germany

Closed -

Notes

It is now the HQ for the British Army in Germany and is known as the Rheindahlen Military Complex.

 

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RAF Riccall

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 78 Conversion Flt (15 Sep - 7 Oct 1942)

No 76 Conversion Flt (16 Sep - 7 Oct 1942)

‘B’ Flt, Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment  (22 Sep - Dec 1942)

No 1658 Heavy Conversion Unit (7 Oct 1942 - 13 Apr 1945)

Detachment - No 1689 Bomber (Defence) Training Flt (Nov 1944)

No 1341 Special Duties Flt (Aug - Nov 1944)

No 1332 Conversion Unit (27 Apr - 7 Nov 1945)

Sub-site, No 35 Maintenance Unit (1 Dec 1945 - 23 Jan 1946)

Sub-site, No 268 Maintenance Unit (10 Sep 1946 -31 Aug 1948)

Sub-site, No 91 Maintenance Unit (31 Aug 1948 - 21 Feb 1957)

Location

County: - West Yorkshire

Lat/Long:   53:49:08N  01:01:45W

Grid Ref -  SE636365

Height Above Sea Level - 35 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1942

No 7 Group (1944)

Closed - 1946

Notes

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RAF Ridgewell

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

90 Sqn (29 Dec 1942 - 31 May 1943)

381st Bomb Group, USAAF (Jun 1943 - 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)

No 95 Maintenance Unit (1 Oct 1948 - 25 Mar 1955)

No 94 Maintenance Unit (10 Sep 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)

Location

County: - Essex

Lat/Long:   52:02:38N  00:33:30E

Grid Ref -  TL756416

Height Above Sea Level - 260 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1942

USAAF (1944)

Closed - 1957

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

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

RAF Ringway

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

Glider Flt, Central Landing School (7 Aug - 22 Sep 1940)

Central Landing School (31 Aug - 18 Sep 1940)

Central Landing Establishment (18 Sep 1940 - 1 Sep 1941)

Glider Training Sqn (22 Sep 1940 - 1 Dec 1941)

Parachute Training Sqn, CLE (Oct 1940 - 15 Feb 1942)

Development Unit (CLE) (22 Oct 1940 - xxx xxxx)

No 14 Ferry Pilots Pool (Civilian) (20 Jan 1941 - Sep 1945)

Manchester University Air Sqn (3 Mar 1941 - May 1947)

Glider Exercise Unit (18 Jul 1941 - Jan 1942)

Glider Exercise Sqn (xxx 1941 - 1 Jan 1942)

Airborne Forces Establishment (1 Sep 1941 - 15 Feb 1942)

Parachute Exercise Sqn (15 - 22 Dec 1941)

Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment (15 Feb - 17 Jun 1942)

Parachute Training School (15 Feb 1942 - 18 Jul 1944)

No 14 Ferry Pool ATA (1 May 1942 - Sep 1945)

No 1 Parachute Training School (18 Jul 1944 - 28 Mar 1946)

No 1951 Reserve AOP Flt, 663 Sqn (1 Jul 1949 - 10 Mar 1957)

613 Sqn (1 Mar 1939 2 Oct 1939, 18 Mar 1943 29 Mar 1943, 10 May 1946 10 Mar 1957

4 Sqn (25 May 1940 8 Jun 1940

‘A’ Flt, 253 Sqn (9 Jul 1940 ?

‘B’ Flt, 611 Sqn  (20 Jul 1940 - xxx xxxx

296 Sqn (25 Jan 1942 1 Feb 1942

Location

County: - Cheshire (Greater Manchester)

Lat/Long:   53:21:15N  02:16:30W

Grid Ref -  SJ816843

Height Above Sea Level - 235 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

No 38 Group (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Built as and still operated as Manchester Airport.

Main units: -

No 25 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School (24 May - 3 Sep 1939)

RLG for No 5 Flying Training School (xxx 1939 - xxx 1940)

HQ No 110 (Anti Aircraft Co-operation) Wing (1 Mar - 3 May 1940) (initially at Fir Tree Farm, Ringway)

No 6 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (1 Mar 1940 - 15 Mar 1942)

No 7 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (26 Mar - 10 Apr 1940)

No 8 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (15 - 29 Apr 1940)

HQ, No 50 (Army Co-operation) Wing (28 May - 9 Jun 1940)

Parachute Training Centre (21 Jun - 31 Aug 1940)

Detachments**

49 Sqn (Sep 1939)

78 Sqn (Jul 1940 - Apr 1941)

264 Sqn (Jul - Aug 1940)

64 Sqn (Aug - Oct 1940)

No 6 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (15 Mar - 28 Dec 1942)

No 107 Operational Training Unit (Aug 1944 - 18 Jan 1945)

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RAF Risalpur

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

HQ, No 177 Wing (10 Oct 1943 - 10 Jan 1944)

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

No 356 Maintenance Unit (4 May 1944 - 12 Jun 1945)

No 1331 Conversion Unit (24 Jun 1944 - 1 Dec 1945)

1 Sqn (

5 Sqn (

11 Sqn (

20 Sqn (

27 Sqn (

31 Sqn (

39 Sqn (

60 Sqn (

97 Sqn (

117 Sqn (

146 Sqn (

152 Sqn (

298 Sqn (

Location

Country - Pakistan

Lat/Long:  34:04:52N  71:58:21E

Height above sea level:  1.050 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It is now PAF Risalpur and is the home of the PAF Academy.

Main Units: -

Aircraft Park, India (Mar 1916 - Mar 1919)

No 2 (Indian) Wing (Jul 1920 - 10 Oct 1921, 22 Oct 1922 - 1 Nov 1928)

No 4 (Indian) Wing (10 Oct 1921 - xxx xxxx)

No 2 (Indian Wing) Station (1 Nov 1928 - 9 Aug 1939)

No 3 (Indian) Wing (xxx - 14 Oct 1935)

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RAF Rivenhall

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

363rd Fighter Group USAAF(22 Jan - 14 Apr 1944)

397th Bomb Group, USAAF (15 Apr - 4 Aug 1944)

295 Sqn (7 Oct 1944 - 21 Jan 1946)

570 Sqn (7 Oct 1944 - 8 Jan 1946)

No 6570 Servicing Echelon (7 Oct 1944 – 1 Jun 1945)

No 6295 Servicing Echelon (11 Oct 1944 – 1 Jun 1945)

No 1677 (Target Towing) Flt (12 Oct - 28 Dec 1944)

No 4295 Servicing Echelon (1 Jun 1945 – 21 Jan 1946)

No 4570 Servicing Echelon (1 Jun – 28 Dec 1945)

No 5 (Horsa) Glider Servicing Unit ( xxx xxxx - 22 Jan 1946)

No 6 (Horsa) Glider Servicing Unit ( xxx xxxx - 22 Jan 1946)

Location

County: - Essex

Lat/Long:   51:51:19N  00:38:30E

Grid Ref -  TL820206

Height Above Sea Level - 168 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1943

No 38 Group (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

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Aerial photo on Google Maps, Control Towers website

RAF Ronaldsway

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 1 Ground Defence (1 Jul 1940 - Jun 1942)

No 3 RAF Regiment School ((Jun 1942 - Feb 1943)

Location

County: - Isle of Man

Lat/Long:   54:05:10N  04:37:50W

Grid Ref -  SC285685

Height Above Sea Level - 32 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Transferred to Royal Navy - 1943?

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps FAA Archive Website,

RAF Rudloe Manor

Station Badge - RAF Rudloe Manor

Main units (continued): -

HQ, No 10 Group (1 Jun 1940 - 2 May 1945)

Fighter Command Control and Reporting School (19 Dec 1945 - 12 Jan 1948)

HQ, No 62 Group (26 Jan 1948 - 16 Jun 1952)

HQ, Southern Sector (Nov 1950 - Nov 1957)

HQ, No 81 Group (16 Jun 1952 - 31 Mar 1958)

HQ, No 24 Group (1 Sep 1958 - 29 Dec 1973)

Communications Centre Southwest (xx xxx xxxx - xx xxx xxxx)

No 6 Signals Unit (xx xxx xxxx - xx xxx xxxx)

No 48 Sqn RAF Regiment

HQ, Provost and Security Services

Location

County: Wiltshire

Lat/Long:  51:25:12N  02:13:12W

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed - 1998

Notes

Also known as Box and is now part of JSU Corsham

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Rufforth

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

158 Sqn (6 Nov 1942 28 Feb 1943

No 1663 Heavy Conversion Unit (2 Mar 1943 - 28 May 1945)

664 Sqn (

No 8 Air Crew Holding Unit (7 Jun  - 30 Sep 1945)

No 60 Maintenance Unit (15 Nov 1945 - 6 Jul 1959)

No 4 Group Communication Flt (31 Dec 1946 - 26 Apr 1947)

No 23 Gliding School (Mar 1948 - 1 Sep 1955)

No 64 Group Communication Flt (11 Aug 1950 - 16 Feb 1958)

RLG for No 242 Operational Conversion Unit (16 Apr 1951 - 1 Apr 1958)

No 54 Maintenance Unit (21 Jul 1952 - 30 Mar 1953)

No 1964 Reserve AOP Flt (2 Feb 1953 - 1 Jun 1954)

No 642 Volunteer Gliding School (1 Sep 1955 - 6 Jul 1959)

RLG for No 1 Flying Training School (1 Apr 1958 - 30 Nov 1966)

No 4 Mobile Glider Servicing Party (xxx - Oct 1959)

Location

County: - West Yorkshire

Lat/Long:   53:56:45N  01:11:00W

Grid Ref -  SE535505

Height Above Sea Level - 64 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1942

No 7 Group (1944)

Closed - 1954

Notes

Main Units: -

No 35 Conversion Flt (21 Sep - 7 Oct 1942)

No 158 Conversion Flt (25 Sep - 1 Nov 1942)

Links to related sites/pages

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

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