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RAF Stations - S

[Definition of a RAF Station]


[Saigon | St Angelo | St Athan | St Davids | St Eval | St Marys | St Mawgan | St Thomas Mount | Salalah | Salbani | Saltby | Sandtoft | Sandwich | Santa Cruz | Sawbridgeworth | Saxa Vord | Scampton | Scatsta | Schleswigland | Scorton | Sculthorpe | Sealand | Secunderabad | Seething | Seighford | Sek Kong | Seletar | Sembawang | Seychelles | Shaibah | Shallufa | Shandur | Sharjah | Sharnbrook | Shawbury | Sheikh Othman | Sherburn in Elmet | Shipdham | Shobdon | Shoreham | Shrewton | Sibson | Sidmouth | Sigiriya | Silloth | Silverstone | Skeabrae | Skellingthorpe | Skipton on Swale | Skitten | Sleap | Snailwell | Snaith | Snetterton Heath | Snettisham | Snitterfield | Sopley | South Cerney | Southend | Southampton | Southam | Southrop | Spadeadam | Speke | Spilsby | Spitalgate | Squires Gate | Stafford | Stanbridge | Stanley | Stanmore Park | Stannington | Stanstead Mountfitchet | Stanton Harcourt | Staverton | Staxton Wold | Steamer Point | Steeple Morden | Stoney Cross | Stormy Down | Stornoway | Stracathro | Stradishall | Stranraer | StratfordStrubby | Sturgate | Suez Road | Sudbury | Sullom Voe | Sumburgh | Sutton Bridge | Sutton on Hull | Swanwick | Swanton Morley | Swinderby | Sydenham | Syerston | Sylt | Sywell]

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

RAF Saigon

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

81 Sqn (

273 Sqn (

681 Sqn (

684 Sqn (

HQ, No 908 Wing (19 - 30 Sep 1945)

No 2 Staging Post (13 Dec 1945 - 15 Feb 1946, 15 Sep 1946 - 31 Dec 1947)

 

Location

Country: -  Vietnam (French Indo-China)

Lat/Long:  10:49:08N  106:39:07E

Height Above Sea Level:  33 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It is now Tβn Sơn Nhất International Airport

Detachments**

AHQ Burma Communication Flt (May 1946)

No 3209 Servicing Commando (Oct 1945 - 15 Dec 1946)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps

RAF Salalah

Station badge - RAF Salalah

Location

Country: - Oman

Lat/Long:  17:02:17N  54:05:32E

Height Above Sea Level:  73 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

HQ British Forces Aden (1943)

Closed - 31 Mar 1977

Notes

It is now Salalah Airport and the second busiest airport in Oman.

Main units: -

Detachments, 8 Sqn (Feb 1927 - xxx 1937, Sep 1942 - Nov 1945)

No 32 Staging Post (8 Mar - 11 Nov 1943)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Salbani

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

No 8 Care & Maintenance Party (7 May - Jul 1943)

Bengal Calibration Flt (4 Jul - 18 Aug 1943)

No 1584 Heavy Bomber Conversion Flt (23 Jul - 9 Nov 1943)

HQ, No 184 Wing (23 Jul - 25 Nov 1943, 10 Jan 1944 - 20 Nov 1945)

No 1584 Heavy Bomber Conversion Unit (9 Nov 1943 - xx xxx xxxx)

No 1673 Heavy Conversion Unit (1 Feb - 13 Apr 1944)

No 23 Armament Practice Camp (10 Mar - 3 Sep 1944)

No 138 Repair & Salvage Unit (15 Nov 1945 - 7 Jul 1946)

No 7009 Servicing Echelon (15 Mar – 15 May 1946)

9 Sqn (

82 Sqn (

134 Sqn (

159 Sqn (

160 Sqn (

355 Sqn (

356 Sqn (

Location

Country: -  India

Lat/Long:  22:36:36N  87:18:00E

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

SHQ Opened: - 20 Nov 1945

Notes

Main Units: -

Heavy Bomber Conversion Flt/Unit (1 Sep 1942 - 23 Jul 1943)

No 90 Air Stores Park (22 Oct 1942 - Feb 1943)

No 123 Repair & Salvage Unit (5 Nov 1942 - 1 Apr 1943)

No 135 Repair & Salvage Unit (xx - xx Jan 1943, 1 Dec 1943 - 15 Mar 1944, Jun 1944 - 21 Nov 1945)

No 2 Repair & Salvage Section (1 Apr - 1 Dec 1943)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Sandtoft

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 1667 Heavy Conversion Unit (17 Feb 1944 - 9 Nov 1945)

Detachment - No 1656 Heavy Conversion Unit (Aug - 10 Nov 1945)

Sub-site, No 35 Maintenance Unit (27 Dec 1945 - 11 Feb 1946)

Sub-site, No 61 Maintenance Unit (11 Feb 1946 - 4 Aug 1947)

 

Location

County: - Lincolnshire

Lat/Long:   52:49:45N  00:42:30W

Grid Ref -  SK750075

Height Above Sea Level - 8 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1943

No 7 Group (1944)

Closed - 1955

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, Control Towers website

RAF Sandwich

Badge not yet located

Main units: -

 

 

Location

County: - Kent

Lat/Long:   51:16:37N  01:20:45E Approx

Grid Ref -  TR335585

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo of the general area on Google MapsSubterranea Britannica website,

RAF Santa Cruz

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

Aircraft Erection Unit (India) (30 Jun - 9 Sep 1943)

No 227 Group Communication Flt (Aug - 8 Oct 1943)

No 304 Maintenance Unit (9 Sep - 28 Oct 1943)

Reinforcement Staging Post (1 Mar - 1 Sep 1944)

No 12 Civil Maintenance Unit (30 Mar 1944 - 15 Dec 1945)

Ferry Flt, Santa Cruz (7 May 1944 - 18 Jun 1945)

No 56 Reinforcement Staging Post (1 Sep 1944 - 20 Aug 1946)

No 1588 Heavy Freight Flt (10 Oct 1945 - 20 May 1946)

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

159 Sqn (

203 Sqn (

217 Sqn (

244 Sqn (

Location

Country: -  India

Lat/Long:  19:05:19N  72:52:05E

Height Above Sea Level:  37 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It is now known as Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

Main Units: -

Temporary Aircraft Assembly Unit (10 Nov 1942 - 30 Jun 1943)

No 15 Care & Maintenance Party (7 May - xxx 1943)

No 3205 Servicing Commando (20 Jun - 10 Sep 1945)

Detachments**

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

No 10 Ferry Unit (Mar - Jun 1945)

No 320 Maintenance Unit (xxx 1946 - Oct 1947)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Sawbridgeworth

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

No 34 Wing Communication Unit (30 Jun 1943 - xxx xxxx)

No 410 Repair & Salvage Unit (1 Sep - 6 Nov 1943)

No 409 Repair & Salvage Unit (3 Sep - 10 Nov 1943)

No 3 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit (23 Sep - xxx 1943)

No 4 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit (23 Sep - xxx 1943)

63 Sqn (12 - 30 Nov 1943)

168 Sqn (12 - 30 Nov 1943)

170 Sqn (12 Nov 1943 - 15 Jan 1944

HQ, No 35 Wing (14 Nov 1943 - 3 Apr 1944)

4 Sqn (30 Nov 1943 - 3 Jan 1944, 3 Mar - 4 Apr 1944)

No 3 Concealment and Decoy Unit (1 Jan 1944 - xxx xxxx)

No 418 Air Sores Park (20 Jan - 10 Apr 1944)

No 14 Personnel Transit Centre (11 Feb - 13 Mar 1944)

HQ, No 130 Airfield  (29 Feb - 4 Apr 1944)

126 Sqn (1 Mar - 22 May 1944)

268 Sqn (1 - 26 Mar 1944)

No 6126 Servicing Echelon (22 Mar – 22 May 1944)

No 6268 Servicing Echelon (22 – 26 Mar 1944)

No 6002 Servicing Echelon (24 Mar – 4 Apr 1944)

80 Sqn (24 Apr - 6 May 1944)

No 6080 Servicing Echelon (22 Apr – 5 May 1944)

Sub-site of No 3 Maintenance Unit (1 Dec 1944 - 1 May 1947)

Location

County: - Hertfordshire

Lat/Long:   51:50:08N  00:07:15E

Grid Ref -  TL464178

Height Above Sea Level - 320 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1943

Maintenance Command (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Main Units: -

‘B’ Flt, 2 Sqn  (3 Aug - 18 Sep 1940)

239 Sqn (Sep - Dec 1940)

2 Sqn (24 Oct 1940 - 19 Jul 1941, 23 Jul - 4 Aug 1941, 10 Aug - 5 Dec 1941, 7 Dec 1941 - 3 Feb 1943, 27 Apr - 16 Jul 1943, 30 Nov 1943 - 22 Jan 1944, 28 Feb - 11 Mar 1944, 24 Mar - 4 Apr 1944)

No 3226 Servicing Commando (3 Jul - 2 Oct 1942, 3 - 18 Feb 1943, 11 Mar - 8 Apr 1943, 1 May - 28 Jun 1943)

No 1495 (Target Towing) Flt (8 Aug 1942 - 10 Jul 1943)

809 Sqn FAA (22 Aug - 8 Sep 1942)

809 Sqn FAA (1 - 11 Oct 1942)

182 Sqn (7 Dec 1942 - 17 Jan 1943, 20 - 30 Jan 1943)

652 Sqn (20 Feb - 28 Mar 1943)

No 3205 Servicing Commando (8 Apr - 28 May 1943)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsAirfields of Essex Website

RAF Saxa Vord

Station badge - RAF Saxa Vord

Location

County: - Shetland Islands

Lat/Long:  60:49:37N  00:50:24W

Operational Control: -

Opened - 15 Oct 1957

Closed - 4 Mar 2006

Notes

Chain Home Low Station.  From April 2001 until 2004 it was a ADGE Reporting Centre, subordinate to RAF Buchan, but it regained Station Status on xx xxx 2004.  

Links to related sites/pages

Subterranea Britannica website, Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Scampton

Station badge - RAF Scampton

Main units (continued): -

No 49 Conversion Flt (16 May - 9 Nov 1942)

Air Bomber Training Flt (No 5 Group) (15 Jun - 27 Aug 1942)

57 Sqn (4 Sep 1942 - 29 Aug 1943, 2 Dec 1945 - 1 May 1946)

467 Sqn (7 - 24 Nov 1942)

'C' Flt, No 1661 Heavy Conversion Unit ( 9 Nov 1942 - 1 Jan 1943)

617 Sqn (23 Mar - 30 Aug 1943, Aug - Sep 1946, 1 May 1958 - 31 Dec 1981)

HQ, Scampton Base (10 May 1943 - 16 Sep 1943)

HQ, No 52 Base (16 Sep 1943 - 7 Oct 1944)

No 1690 Bomber (Defence) Training Flt (13 Jul - 27 Sep 1944)

HQ, No 15 Base (7 Oct 1944 - 20 Oct 1945)

153 Sqn (15 Oct 1944 - 28 Sep 1945)

No 1687 Bomber (Defence) Training Flt (4 Dec 1944 - 2 Apr 1945)

625 Sqn (5 Apr - 7 Oct 1945)

Lincoln Service Trials Flt (26 Nov 1945 - xxx xxxx)

100 Sqn (15 Dec 1945 - 8 May 1946)

Bomber Command Instrument School (22 Jan - 15 Jun 1947)

Bomber Command Instrument Rating and Examining Flt (15 Jun 1947 - 10 Mar 1952)

28th Bomb Group, USAF (18 Jul - 18 Oct 1948)

301st Bomb Group, USAF (19 Oct 1948 - 19 Jan 1949)

No 230 Operational Conversion Unit (21 Feb 1949 - 15 Oct 1952, 8 Dec 1969 - 31 Aug 1981)

Reserve Training Sqn ( 15 Oct 1952 - xxx xxxx)

Bomber Command Bombing School (15 Oct - 15 Nov 1952)

Reserve Training Sqn (15 Oct 1952 - xxx xxxx)

10 Sqn (15 Jun 1953 - 16 May 1955)

27 Sqn (15 Jun 1953 - 31 Dec 1957, 1 Apr 1961 - 29 Mar 1972, 1 Nov 1973 - 31 Mar 1982)

18 Sqn (1 Aug 1953 - 22 May 1955)

21 Sqn (21 Sep 1953 - 1 Jun 1955)

No 18 Joint Services Trials Unit (1 Dec 1961 - 1 Aug 1964)

Bombing and Navigation Systems Development Sqn (xxx xxxx - 1 Jan 1971)

85 Sqn (30 Jul - 16 Sep 1971)

Strike Command Avionics Development and Servicing Unit (1 Dec 1971 - xxx xxxx)

Strike Command Bombing School (1 Sep 1972 - 1 Jul 1974)

35 Sqn (16 Jan 1975 - 1 Mar 1982)

No 643 Volunteer Gliding School (xxx 1982 - 29 Jun 1991)

The RAF Aerobatic Team (Red Arrows) (Nov 1982 - 20 Feb 1996, xxx xxxx - Current)

Central Flying School (19 Sep 1984 - 31 May 1995)

Joint Arms Control Implementation Group (1 Jul 1990 - 31 May 1996)

Refresher Flying Flt (xxx 1991 - xxx 1992)

Location

County: - Lincolnshire

Lat/Long:  53:18:15N  00:33:00W

Grid Ref:    SK965798

Height above sea level: 195 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1916

No 1 Group (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Originally known as Brattlesby

Main units: -

No 49 Reserve Sqn (16 Oct - 14 Nov 1916)

No 37 Reserve Sqn (12 Nov 1916 - 15 Sep 1917)

81 Sqn (15 Jan 1917 - 4 Jul 1918)

No 60 Reserve Sqn (14 Apr - 31 May 1917)

No 37 Training Sqn (31  May - 15 Sep 1917)

No 60 Training Sqn (31 May 1917 - 15 Jul 1918)

No 11 Training Sqn (15 Sep 1917 - 15 Jul 1918)

152nd Aero Sqn, USAAS (Jul 1918 - xxx xxxx)

155th Aero Sqn, USAAS (Jul 1918 - xxx xxxx)

No 34 Training Depot Station (15 Jul 1918 - 5 Mar 1919)

9 Sqn (1 Oct 1936 - 10 Mar 1938)

214 Sqn (1 Oct 1936 - 19 Apr 1937)

148 Sqn (7 Jun 1937 - 10 Mar 1938)

49 Sqn (14 Mar 1938 - 2 Jan 1943)

83 Sqn (14 Mar 1938  - 15 Aug 1942, 10 Oct 1960 - 31 Aug 1969)

107 Sqn (3 - 8 Aug 1938)

'B' Flt, No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (1 - 5 Sep 1939)

98 Sqn (2 - 19 Mar 1940)

HQ, No 75 Wing (18 - 27 Jun 1940)

No 5 Group Training Flt (19 Aug - 2 Oct 1941)

No 1518 Beam Approach Training Flt (3 Nov 1941 - 14 Jun 1943)

No 83 Conversion Flt (11 Apr - 21 Aug 1942)

Detachments**

33 Sqn (3 Oct 1916 - 13 Jun 1919)

135th Aero Sqn, USAAS (8 Jan - 27 Feb 1918)

‘C’ Flt, 92nd Aero Sqn, USAAS (Jul - Sep 1918)

‘A’ Flt, 176th Aero Sqn, USAAS (Jul 1918 - xxx xxxx)

No 5 Group Target Towing Flt (Aug - Oct 1941)

57 Sqn (Nov - Dec 1945)

819 Sqn (13 - 16 Oct 1980)

Links to related sites/pages

Station Website, Bomber Command 60th Anniversary website, RAF-Lincolnshire.infoCommanding Officers, Aerial photo on Google MapsControl Towers website

 

RAF Schleswigland

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

Location

Country: - Germany

Lat/Long:   51:15:0 N  13:1:0 E

Height Above Sea Level - 70 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 4 May 1945

Closed - 1958 (transferred to German Navy)

Notes

Main Units: -

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsRAF Schleswigland website, Station Commanders,

RAF Scorton

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

167 Sqn (6 Apr - 23 May 1942)

406 Sqn (16 Jun - 4 Sep 1942)

410 Sqn (1 Sep - 20 Oct 1942)

219 Sqn (21 Oct 1942 - 24 Apr 1943)

604 Sqn (24 Apr 1943 - 25 Apr 1944)

No 604 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (24 Apr – 20 Dec 1943)

Detachment - 417th Night Fighter Sqn, USAAF (23 May - 10 Jun 1943)

417th Night Fighter Sqn, USAAF (10 Jun - 8 Aug 1943)

No 604 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (8 – 16 Nov 1943, 30 Nov – 20 Dec 1943)

130 Sqn (10 - 22 Nov 1943, 4 Jan - 13 Feb 1944)

26 Sqn (12 - 28 Feb 1944)

56 Sqn (15 - 23 Feb 1944, 7 Mar - 7 Apr 1944)

422nd Night Fighter Sqn, USAAF (7 May - 25 Jul 1944)

425th Night Fighter Sqn, USAAF (12 Jun - 18 Aug 1944)

950 (Balloon) Sqn (2 Oct - 7 Dec 1944)

Sub-site, No 91 Maintenance Unit (15 Dec 1947 - 1 Dec 1952)

Location

County: - North Yorkshire

Lat/Long:   54:23:45N  01:37:45W

Grid Ref -  NZ240003

Height Above Sea Level - 200 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1939

Balloon Command (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

Main Units: -

No 3017 (Eagle) Servicing Echelon (5 Jun 1941 – xxx xxxx)

122 Sqn (6 Oct 1941 - 1 Apr 1942)

No 3032 Servicing Echelon (14 Nov 1941 – 1 Apr 1942)

‘A’ Flt , 406 Sqn (2 Feb - 16  Jun 1942)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps

RAF Sculthorpe

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

464 Sqn (21 Jul - 31 Dec 1943)

No 11 Heavy Glider Maintenance Section (16 Aug 1943 - 15 Mar 1944)

Mosquito Conversion Flt (22 Aug 1943 - xxx 1944)

21 Sqn (27 Sep - 31 Dec 1943)

Detachment - 613 Sqn (14 Oct 1943 - xxx xxxx)

No 3128 Servicing Echelon (15 Oct – 31 Dec 1943)

No 3130 (RAAF) Servicing Echelon (15 Oct – 30 Nov 1943)

No 3131 Servicing Echelon (15 Oct – 31 Dec 1943)

No 3207 Servicing Commando (6 - 27 Nov 1943)

No 3130 Servicing Echelon (30 Nov – 31 Dec 1943)

214 Sqn (16 Jan 1- 16 May 1944)

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

Various detachments of USAF units from 1949 - 1989

Special Duties Flt (xxx 1951 - Apr 1954)

Location

County: - Norfolk

Lat/Long:   52:50:49N  00:45:28E

Grid Ref -  TF862313

Height Above Sea Level - 200 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1943

Bomber Command (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Main units: -

342 Sqn (15 May - 19 Jul 1943)

487 Sqn (20 Jul - 31 Dec 1943)

Links to related sites/pages

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

RAF Sealand

No Badge authorised

No 4 Training Sqn (31 May 1919 - 26 Apr 1920)

HQ, No 10 Wing (18 Oct 1919 - 7 Feb 1920)

55 Sqn (30 Dec 1919 - 22 Jan 1920)

No 5 Flying Training School (26 Apr 1920 - 3 Sep 1939)

Main units (Sealand): -

No 3 Aircraft Storage Unit (1 Dec 1935 - 10 Feb 1938)

No 36 Maintenance Unit (15 Oct 1938 - 1 May 1940)

No 30 Maintenance Unit (1 Aug 1939 - 12 Jun 1956, 1 Feb 1959 - Mar 2006)

30 Maintenance Unit Communication Flt (1 Aug 1939 - 15 Mar 1951)

No 4 Personnel Transit Centre (24 Aug 1939 - xxx xxxx)

No 5 Service Flying Training School (3 Sep 1939 - 17 Dec 1940)

No 6 Salvage Section (18 - 28 Sep 1939)

No 47 Maintenance Unit (1 May 1940 - 15 Mar 1951)

79 Sqn (11 - 13 Jul 1940)

RLG for No 57 Operational Training Unit (18 Dec 1940 - Jan 1941)

No 81 Group Communication Flt (28 Dec 1940 - 19 Feb 1941)

No 19 Elementary Flying Training School (21 Jan 1941 - 31 Dec 1942)

‘X’ Flt, 800 Sqn  FAA (5 - 10 May 1941)

No 1531 Beam Approach Training Flt (20 Jul - 3 Oct 1942)

No 192 Gliding School (May 1946 - xxx 1947, xxx 1948 - xxx 1950)

Sub-site, No 21 Maintenance Unit (1 Oct 1958 - 1 Feb 1959)

No 631 Volunteer Gliding School (11 May 1963 - xxx 2005)

No 8 Sub-site, No 16 Maintenance Unit (Dec 1978 - Mar 2006)

No 631 Volunteer Gliding Sqn (xxx 2005 - Mar 2006)

Location

County: - Flintshire

Lat/Long:   53:13:30N  03:0015W

Grid Ref -  SJ331709

Height Above Sea Level - 15 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1916

No 43 Group (1944)

Closed - Apr 2006

Notes

The station was known as Shotwick until 24 Jun 1924, when it was changed to avoid confusion with RAF Scopwick which renamed RAF Digby.

Main units (Shotwick): -

95 Sqn (30 Oct 1917 - 4 Jul 1918)

96 Sqn (30 Oct 1917 - 4 Jul 1918)

90 Sqn (5 Dec 1917 - 5 Jul 1918)

Aircraft Acceptance Park (under construction 1 Apr 1918 - Jun 1919)

No 67 Training Sqn (1 Apr - 15 Jul 1918)

No 55 Training Sqn (xx - 15 Jul 1918)

No 51 Training Depot Station (15 Jul 1918 - 14 Mar 1919)

No 51 Training Sqn (14 Mar - 31 May 1919)

27 Sqn (18 Mar 1919 - 22 Jan 1920)

98 Sqn (21 Mar - 24 Jun 1919)

103 Sqn (26 Mar - 1 Oct 1919)

Detachments

No 6 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (14 Jan - 24 May 1941,Sep 1941, 23 Feb - 26 Jun 1942, Mar - 30 Nov 1943)

577 Sqn (1 Dec 1943 - 19 Nov 1944)

631 Sqn (20 Aug 1947 - 28 Jan 1948)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps, RAF Sealand history websiteOfficers Commanding,

RAF Secunderabad

No Badge authorised

Main units (Secunderabad): -

5 Sqn (

28 Sqn (

31 Sqn (

No 2 School of Technical Training (India) (22 Jun 1943 - 1 Sep 1946)

No 14 School of Technical Training (India) (1 May 1944 - 1 Sep 1946)

Main units (Begumpet): -

20 Sqn (

HQ, No 2 (Indian) Group (1 Oct 1945 - 1 Jun 1946)

Location

Country: - Andhra Pradesh, India

Lat/Long:  17:27:11N  78:28:12E

Height Above Sea Level:  1,741 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It is now an Indian Air Force station known as Begumpet (2008) and Rejiv Gandhi Airport

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Seething

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

448th Bomb Group, USAAF (1 Dec 1943 -  Jul 1945)

Sub-site, No 53 Maintenance Unit (15 Jul 1945 - 24 Nov 1947)

Sub-site, No 94 Maintenance Unit (24 Nov 1947 - 1 Jan 1950)

 

Location

County: - Norfolk

Lat/Long:   52:30:30N  01:24:45E

Grid Ref -  TM315955

Height Above Sea Level - 130 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1943

USAAF (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsControl Towers website

RAF Sek Kong

Badge of RAF Sek Kong

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1938

Closed - 1997

Notes

Location

Country: - Hong Kong

Lat/Long:  22:26:12N  114:04:49E

Main units: -

80 Sqn (3 Jan - 1 Feb 1950, 7 Mar - 28 Apr 1950)

28 Sqn (1 May - 7 Oct 1950, 28 Mar 1951 - 15 Aug 1955, 5 Dec 1955 - 14 Jun 1957, 17 May 1978 - 1 Nov 1996)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Seletar

Station badge - RAF Seletar

Main units (continued): -

No 7084 Servicing Echelon (22 Sep 1945 – 16 Jan 1946)

No 7110 Servicing Echelon (22 Sep 1945 – 27 Feb 1946)

11 Sqn (25 Sep 1945 - 7 Jan 1946)

No 7017 Servicing Echelon (25 Sep 1945 – 8 Jan 1946, 12 Apr – 1 May 1946)

No 7089 Servicing Echelon (26 Sep 1945 – 1 May 1946)

89 Sqn (26 Sep 1945 - 1 May 1946)

No 7011 Servicing Echelon (4 Oct 1945 – 9 Jan 1946)

No 7132 Servicing Echelon (5 Oct 1945 - 8 Jan 1946)

No 200 Staging Post (Oct - Dec 1945)

No 389 Maintenance Unit (1 Nov 1945 - 16 Jun 1948, 1 Jun 1951 - 1 May 1953)

No 390 Maintenance Unit (1 Nov 1945 - 16 Jun 1948, 15 May 1951 - 1 May 1953)

Marine Craft Section, Seletar (21 Nov 1945 - 1 Aug 1961)

681 Sqn (10 Jan - 28 May 1946)

No 314 Maintenance Unit (1 Feb 1946 - 16 Jun 1948)

17 Sqn (12 - 23 Apr 1946)

209 Sqn (28 Apr 1946 - 1 Jan 1955, 1 Oct 1959 - 31 Dec 1968)

22 Sqn (1 May - 15 Aug 1946)

684 Sqn (xx Aug - 1 Sep 1946)

81 Sqn (1 Sep 1946 - 1 Oct 1947)

84 Sqn (11 Sep 1946 - 26 Sep 1947)

RAF Maintenance Base, Far East (16 Jun 1948 - 15 May 1951)

52 Sqn (31 May - 27 Aug 1949, 22 Dec 1966 - 17 Feb 1969)

Far East Flying Boat Wing (1 Feb 1950 - 31 Dec 1954)

Far East Air Force Examining Sqn (15 Mar 1950 - 1 Jun 1951)

Towed Target Flt (15 Apr - 1 Jun 1951)

FEAF Training Sqn (1 Jun 1951 - 20 Aug 1954)

88 Sqn (24 Jun 1951 - 1 Oct 1954)

HQ, No 224 Group (6 Apr 1959 - 1 Oct 1968)

No 224 Group Communications Flt (6 Apr 1959 - 1 Oct 1968)

No 61 Signals Unit (xxx 1959 - Jun 1963)

34 Sqn (1 Oct 1960 - 31 Dec 1967)

No 1124 Marine Craft Unit (1 Aug 1961 - 21 Dec 1970)

66 Sqn (26 May 1962 - 17 Mar 1969)

103 Sqn (1 Aug 1963 - 28 Mar 1969)

225 Sqn (15 Nov - 8 Dec 1963)

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

65 Sqn (1 Jan 1964 - 30 Mar 1970)

Far East School of Joint Warfare (1 Apr 1966 - 31 Mar 1968)

No 15 Sqn RAF Regiment

Location

Country: - Singapore

Lat/Long:  01:25:01N 103:52:04E 

Height above sea level: 36 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1 Jan 1930

RAF Far East

Air Command South East Asia

Far East Air Force

Closed - 31 Mar 1971

Notes

A landing ground was constructed in 1926/27 as well as a slipway for flying boats.

On closure as a RAF station, it was handed over to the Republic of Singapore Air Force

Main units: -

205 Sqn (8 Jan 1929 - 31 Jan 1942, 15 Sep 1949 - 1 Mar 1958)

36 Sqn (14 Nov 1930 - 1 Feb 1942)

100 Sqn (6 Jan 1934 - 31 Jan 1942)

Straits Settlement Volunteer Air Force (25 Mar 1936 - 1 Nov 1939)

230 Sqn (8 Jan 1937 - 13 Feb 1940, 1 Dec 1945 - 15 Apr 1946)

HQ Far East Communications Flt (1939 - 1940)

Emergency Flying Training Flt (26 Aug 1939 - Apr 1940)

Spotter Unit (1 Oct - Nov 1939)

'Z' Temporary Maintenance Unit (1941 - 1942)

Air Ammunition Park, Far East (18 Mar 1941 - 28 Mar 1942)

No 151 Maintenance Unit (1 Jun 1941 - 10 Feb 1942)

Calibration Flt (30 Jun 1941 - 15 Feb 1942)

No 81 Repair and Salvage Unit (19 Sep 1941 - 28 Mar 1942)

232 Sqn (13 Jan - 5 Feb 1942)

258 Sqn (28 - 30 Jan 1942)

No 2846 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx xxxx - Mar 1946)

110 Sqn (22 Sep 1945 - 27 Feb 1946, 27 May - 27 Aug 1949, 17 Jan 1964 - 6 Mar 1969)

Detachments**

60 Sqn (Mar 1930 - Mar 1939)

605 Sqn (Jan 1942)

230 Sqn (Jul - Dec 1945)

110 Sqn (Feb - Apr 1946)

88 Sqn (Dec 1946 - Jun 1951)

155 Sqn (Oct 1954 - Jun 1959)

205 Sqn (Mar 1958 - Oct 1971)

Links to related sites/pages

Officers Commanding, Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Sembawang

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 1914 AOP Flt (1 Feb - 13 Jul 1948)

No 1907 AOP Flt (15 Jul 1948 - 27 Aug 1948, 2 May 1951 - 12 Dec 1952)

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

No 1902 AOP Flt (xxx 1953 - 1 Nov 1954)

No 1903 AOP Flt (xxx 1953 - 1 Nov 1954)

28 Sqn (

60 Sqn (

62 Sqn (

194 Sqn (

453 Sqn (

656 Sqn (

Location

Country: -   Singapore

Lat/Long:  01:25:27N  103:48:36E

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

 

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Seychelles

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

205 Sqn (

209 Sqn (

259 Sqn (

265 Sqn (

413 Sqn (

 

Location

Country: -  Seychelles

Lat/Long:  04:40:30S  55:31:18E

Height Above Sea Level:  10 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

This was located at Port Victoria

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Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Shaibah

Badge of RAF Shaibah

Main units (continued): -

Aircraft Erection Unit (Iraq and Persia) (2 Apr 1943 - 5 Jan 1945)

No 34 Air Despatch & Reception Unit (xxx 1943 - Sep 1944)

Defence Flt, Iraq (15 Jun - 25 Aug 1943)

No 157 Repair & Salvage Unit (1 Jul - 10 Nov 1945)

HQ, No 115 (Transport) Wing (24 Oct - 22 Nov 1945)

No 1358 Pampa Flt (31 Jan - 10 Apr 1946)

6 Sqn (

8 Sqn (

30 Sqn (

31 Sqn (

32 Sqn (

37 Sqn (

55 Sqn (

70 Sqn (

73 Sqn (

74 Sqn (

84 Sqn (

162 Sqn (

244 Sqn (

249 Sqn (

261 Sqn (

680 Sqn (

683 Sqn (

Location

Country: -   Iraq

Lat/Long: 

Height Above Sea Level:  64 ft

Operational Control: -

RAF Iraq Command,

AHQ Iraq,

AHQ Iraq & Persia,

AHQ Levant

Notes

Main units: -

Central Air Communication Sqn (xxx - 16 Mar 1920)

Central Air Communication Section (16 Mar 1929 - 31 Mar 1922)

No 119 Maintenance Unit (19 Oct 1941 - 1 Jul 1945)

No 27 Personnel Transit Centre (1 Jun 1942 - 10 May 1944)

981 (Balloon) Sqn (Jul - 6 Sep 1942)

983 (Balloon) Sqn (xxx 1942 - 7 Feb 1943)

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Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Shallufa

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

No 63 Repair & Salvage Unit (xx - 10 Nov 1942)

HQ, No 245 (Naval Co-operation) Wing (20 Feb - 15 Apr 1943)

No 14 RAF Mobile Servicing Unit (Torpedo) (16 Apr 1943 - 1 Dec 1944)

Middle East Armament School (1 May 1943 - 9 Oct 1945)

No 39 (RN) Personnel Transit Centre (3 May 1944 - Aug 1945)

46 Sqn (13 -21 Dec 1944 [No 39 PTC])

No 75 Operational Training Unit (9 Feb - 25 Jun 1945)

No 1342 (RP Training) Flt (Feb - 15 Apr 1945)

No 1343 (Conversion) Flt (Mar - 12 Sep 1945)

No 2 (SAAF) Wing (5 Sep  - 15 Dec 1945)

HQ, No 236 Wing (12 Dec 1945 - 31 Mar 1946)

70 Sqn (12 Dec 1946 - 31 Mar 1946)

104 Sqn (1 Jul 1946 - 1 Apr 1947)

70 Sqn (17 Sep 1946 - 1 Apr 1947)

213 Sqn (3 Sep - 22 Oct 1947, 12 Aug - 29 Oct 1953)

6 Sqn (5 Sep - 26 Nov 1947)

Mediterranean and Middle East Communication Sqn (25 - 27 Oct 1947)

Middle East Air Force Target Towing Unit (1 Jan 1950 - 15 Jan 1952)

Middle East Air Force Instrument Training Flt (5 Jun 1950 - 15 Jan 1952)

32 Sqn (4 Jan 1951 - 27 Jan 1952)

Detachments

90 Sqn (Jun - Oct 1941)

76 Sqn (Oct 1941 - Sep 1942)

220 Sqn (1 Dec 1941 - 2 May 1942)

39 Sqn (Dec 1941 - Jul 1942, Jan - Jun 1943)

454 Sqn (Apr - Sep 1942)

14 Sqn (Aug 1942 - Jun 1943)

252 Sqn (Dec 1943 - Jan 1944)

351 Sqn (Jul - Sep 1944)

620 Sqn (Mar - Jun 1946)

82 Sqn (Oct 1947 - Nov 1948)

Shallufa Satellite (LG 251)

221 Sqn (

No 57 Repair & Salvage Unit (29 Aug 1941 - 9 Mar 1943)

No 61 Repair & Salvage Unit (28 Oct 1942 - xxx 1943)

Location

Country: -  Egypt

Lat/Long:  30:03:00N  32:32:24E

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Main units: -

No 20 Training Depot Station (2 Aug - Nov 1918, May - 24 Jun 1919)

No 17 Training Depot Station (May - 25 Jul 1919)

37 Sqn (17 Dec 1940 - 27 Apr 1942, 12 Dec 1945 - 31 Mar 1946)

38 Sqn (18 Dec 1940 - 28 Fen 1943)

HQ, No 257 (Heavy Bomber) Wing (20 Dec 1940 - 23 Oct 1941)

972 (Balloon) Sqn (19 May - 11 Jul 1941)

Special Signals Flt (1 Jul 1941 - xxx 1942)

No 37 Air Stores Park (28 Aug 1941 - 29  Jun 1942, 17 Jul - 3 Nov 1942)

HQ, No 231 Wing (27 Dec 1941 - 20 May 1942, 14 Dec 1945 - 31 Mar 1946)

162 Sqn (6 Jan - 12 Apr 1942)

HQ, No 238 Wing (30 Jan - 19 Aug 1942)

No 205 Group Training Unit (Feb - 15 Apr 1942)

974 (Balloon) Sqn (3 Apr - 14 Jul 1942)

Torpedo Bombing School (15 Apr - 16 May 1942)

No 5 Middle East Training School (16 May 1942 - 1 Dec 1944)

40 Sqn (23 Jun - 20 Aug 1942)

No 1 Mobile Torpedo Unit (1 Jul - 2 Sep 1942)

No 2 Mobile Torpedo Unit (1 Jul - 2 Sep 1942)

No 3 Mobile Torpedo Unit (1 Jul - 2 Sep 1942)

HQ, No 248 (General Reconnaissance/Torpedo Bomber) Wing (15 Aug - 18 Dec 1942)

221 Sqn (22 Aug 1942 - 1 Feb 1943)

458 Sqn (1 Sep 1942 - 30 Mar 1943)

No 1 RAF Mobile Servicing Unit (Torpedo) (2 Sep 1942 - 10 Mar 1944)

No 2 RAF Mobile Servicing Unit (Torpedo) (2 Sep 1942 - 10 Mar 1944)

No 3 RAF Mobile Servicing Unit (Torpedo) (2 Sep 1942 - 10 Mar 1944)

39 Sqn (2 Oct - 6 Nov 1942, 9 Dec 1942 - 21 Jan 1943)

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Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Shandur

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

6 Sqn (

39 Sqn (

42 Sqn (

47 Sqn (

73 Sqn (

89 Sqn (

108 Sqn (

127 Sqn (

134 Sqn (

147 Sqn (

160 Sqn (

178 Sqn (

213 Sqn (

221 Sqn (

223 Sqn (

237 Sqn (

417 Sqn (

Location

Country: -  Egypt

Lat/Long:  30:11:00N  32:33:36E Approx

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Main Units: -

No 21 Sector (May 1942 - xxx xxxx)

Special Operations (Liberator) Flt (3 Jan - 22 Feb 1943)

No 70 Operational Training Unit (21May 1943 - 16 Jul 1945)

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Aerial photo of the general area on Google Maps,

RAF Sharjah

Station badge - RAF Sharjah

Main units: -

'S' Sqn (Sep 1939)

244 Sqn (May - 17 Mar 1944)

No 44 Staging Post (Jan 1943 - 1 Aug 1945)

6 Sqn (20 Jan - 18 Feb 1953)

AHQ Levant Communication Flt (xxx 1957 - 1 Apr 1958)

84 Sqn (3 Sep 1967 - 30 Dec 1970)

78 Sqn (13 Oct 1967 - 21 Dec 1971)

Search & Rescue section (xxx 1968 - 1 Aug 1969)

210 Sqn (1 Nov 1970 - 15 Nov 1971)

Location

Country: - Oman

Lat/Long:  25:20:42N  55:23:42E

Height Above Sea Level:  111 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1932 (landing ground)

Closed - 14 Dec 1971

Notes

Raised to RAF Station status on 1 Aug 1945

It was Sharjah International Airport until 1977.

Detachments**

84 Sqn (xxx 1933 - Dec 1934, Feb 1939 - Sep 1940)

60 Sqn (Mar 1939 - Sep 1940)

244 Sqn (Nov 1940 - May 1942)

680 Sqn (Feb 1945 - Jul 1946)

294 Sqn (Jun 1945 - Apr 1946)

683 Sqn (Jun - Nov 1953)

73 Sqn (Jan - Mar 1954, Jul 1954 - Mar 1955)

249 Sqn (Jul - Oct 1957)

88 Sqn (Jul 1961 - xxx xxxx)

213 Sqn (Jul 1961 - xxx xxxx)

8 Sqn (Oct 1961 - Aug 1967, Sep 1967 - Dec 1971)

152 Sqn (Apr 1963 - Nov 1967)

208 Sqn (Jun 1964 - Sep 1971)

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"Imperial Outpost in the Gulf" - Book by Nicholas Stanley-Price

RAF Sharnbrook

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

 

 

Location

County: - Bedfordshire

Lat/Long:   52:13:26N  00:32:42W Approx

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,

RAF Shawbury

Station badge - RAF Shawbury

Main units (continued): -

90 Sqn (8 - 18 Oct 1917)

5 Training Sqn, AFC (14 Jan - 2 Apr 1918)

No 9 Training Depot Station (15 Mar 1918 - 25 Apr 1919)

131 Sqn (15 Mar - 17 Aug 1918)

137 Sqn (1 Apr - 4 Jul 1918)

No 27 Maintenance Unit (10 Feb 1938 - 1 Jul 1972)

No 11 Flying Training School (16 May 1938 - 3 Sep 1939)

No 11 Service Flying Training School (3 Sep 1939 - 14 Mar 1942)

No 11 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit (14 Mar - 31 Jan 1944)

No 1534 Beam Approach Training Flt (7 Dec 1942 - 29 May 1945)

Central Navigation School (11 Feb - 28 Oct 1944, 31 Jul 1949 - 10 Feb 1950)

Empire Air Navigation School (28 Oct 1944 - 31 Jul 1949)

Central Navigation and Control School (10 Feb 1950 - 11 Feb 1963)

The Staff Navigation Course (xxx xxxx - 11 Feb 1963)

University of Birmingham Air Sqn (24 Mar 1958 - Mar 1978)

No 8 Air Experience Flt (1 Feb 1960 - xxx 1978)

Central Air Traffic Control School (11 Feb 1963 - Current)

No 2 Flying Training School (29 Sep 1976 - 30 Mar 1997)

Aircraft Storage Flt (Jul 1982 - xxx 199x)

Defence Helicopter Flying School (1 Apr 1997 - Current)

660 Sqn AAC (1 Apr 1997  - Current)

705 Sqn FAA (1 Apr 1997 - Current)

60 Sqn (DHFS) (1 May 1997 - Current)

No 6 Flt AAC (1 Jun 1993 - 2011)

Location

County: - Shropshire

Lat/Long:  52:47:45N  02:40:00W

Grid Ref:  SJ550220

Height above sea level:  245ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - Jun 1917

Closed - 1920

Re-opened - 1938

Personnel & Training Command (2006)

Notes

Main units: -

No 67 Training Sqn (11 Jun 1917 - 1 Apr 1918)

No 29 Training Sqn (15 Jun 1917 - 14 Jan 1918)

No 30 Training Sqn (15 - 30 Jun 1917)

No 10 Training Sqn (30 Jun 1917 - 7 Jul 1918)

Detachments**

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

No 7 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (May 1941 - Jan 1942)

411 Sqn (5 - 7 Jun 1942, 5 - 8 Aug 1942)

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Station Website, Commanding Officers, Aerial photo on Google MapsControl Towers website

RAF Sheikh Othman

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

Staging Post (9 Jun 1942 - 8 Mar 1943)

Fighter Defence Flt, Aden (1 Oct 1942 - 31 Jan 1943

No 30 Staging Post (8 Mar 1943 - 1 Jun 1946)

HQ, No 115 (Transport) Wing (22 Nov 1945 - 10 Apr 1946)

8 Sqn (

11 Sqn (

39 Sqn (

41 Sqn (

94 Sqn (

203 Sqn (

Location

Country: -  Aden

Lat/Long:  12:54:36N  45:00:00E  Approx

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Main Units: -

No 73 Operational Training Unit (20 Nov 1941 - 24 Nov 1942)

No 3 (Middle East) Ferry Control (20 May 1942 - 1 Feb 1944)

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Aerial photo of presumed area on Google Maps,

RAF Sherburn in Elmet

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

Detachment - 73 Sqn (Jun - Sep 1940)

No 7 Ferry Pilots Pool (5 Nov 1940 - 1 May 1942)

46 Sqn (1 Mar - 20 May 1941)

Detachment of Leeds University Air Sqn (Apr 1941 - 15 Dec 1945)

885 Sqn FAA  (14 - 22 Mar 1942)

No 7 Ferry Pool ATA (1 May 1942 - Oct 1945)

Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment (17 Jun 1942 - 4 Jan 1945)

No 30 Gliding School (May 1944 - Jan 1946)

Leeds University Air Sqn (1 May 1948 - 18 Mar 1954)

Location

County: - West Yorkshire

Lat/Long:   53:47:15N  01:13:15W

Grid Ref -  SE520330

Height Above Sea Level - 26 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1917

No 21 Group (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps FAA Archive Website,

RAF Shipdham

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

319th Bomb Group, USAAF (12 Sep - 4 Oct 1942)

44th Bomb Group, USAAF (10 Oct 1942 - 15 Jun 1945)

Location

County: - Norfolk

Lat/Long:   52:37:38N  00:56:00E

Grid Ref -  TF982075

Height Above Sea Level - 215 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1942

USAAF (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsControl Towers website

RAF Shobdon

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 5 Glider Training School (30 Jul 1942 - 15 Nov 1945)

Glider Instructors Flt (1 Feb - 22 Dec 1943)

Sub-site, No 25 Maintenance Unit (28 Feb 1946 - 18 Dec 1953)

Detachments**

No 7 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (12 Sep 1940 - 28 May 1941)

No 8 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (28 May - 1 Jul 1941, 31 Jan - 30 Nov 1943)

No 6 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (Nov 1943)

88 Sqn (Mar - Aug 1943)

577 Sqn (1 Dec 1943 - xxx xxxx)

Location

County: - Herefordshire

Lat/Long:   52:14:08N  02:53:00W

Grid Ref -  SO390603

Height Above Sea Level - 300 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1940

No 23 Group (1944)

Closed - 1946

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Sidmouth

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

The Air Crew Officers School (1 Apr 1943 - 3 May 1945)

 

Location

County: - Devon

Lat/Long:   50:40:48N  03:14:20W

Grid Ref -  SY124874

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 Sigiriya

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 1303 Meteorological Flt (19 Apr - 1 Jul 1944)

No 1579 Calibration Flt (19 Apr - 7 Jul 1944)

No 20 Armament Practice Camp (9 Apr 1944 - 26 Jun 1945)

No 7008 Servicing Echelon (13 Jun – xxx 1945)

8 Sqn (

160 Sqn (

200 Sqn (

203 Sqn (

354 Sqn (

Location

Country: - Sri Lanka (Ceylon)

Lat/Long:  07:57:00N  80:43:30E

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Silloth

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 22 Maintenance Unit (5 Jun 1939 - 31 Dec 1960)

Coastal Command Landplane Pilots Pool (11 Nov 1939 - 1 Apr 1940)

No 1 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit (1 Apr 1940 - 24 Mar 1943)

No 6 Operational Training Unit (10 Mar 1943 - 18 Jul 1945)

Polish Flt (4 Jan 1944 - xxx xxxx)

No 5 Ferry Pool (15 Oct 1945 - 25 May 1950)

Location

County: - Cumberland (Cumbria)

Lat/Long:   54:52:15N  03:21:30W

Grid Ref -  NY1244436

Height Above Sea Level - 25 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1939

No 17 Group (1944)

Closed - 1960

Notes

Detachments**

215 Sqn (Oct - Nov 1939)

269 Sqn (24 Jan 1940 - xxx xxxx)

320 Sqn (Aug - Oct 1940, 18 Jan 1941 - Apr 1942)

No 1353 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Flt (1 Oct 1945 - 15 Jun 1946)

631 Sqn (22 Aug 1946 - 21 Jul 1947)

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Aerial photo on Google MapsCommanding OfficersControl Towers website

RAF Silverstone

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 17 Operational Training Unit (17 Apr 1943 - 1 Nov 1946)

No 92 Group Instructors Course/School/Flt (15 Mar 1944 - 15 Jul 1945)

Location

County: - Northamptonshire

Lat/Long:   52:04:15N  01:00:45W

Grid Ref -  SP676418

Height Above Sea Level - 506 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1943

No 92 Group (1944)

Closed - 1946

Notes

It is now a motor racing circuit and the home of the British Grand Prix.

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsControl Towers website

RAF Skeabrae

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

Advanced Ship Recognition Flt (7 Jan - 9 Feb 1943)

66 Sqn (9 Feb - 28 Jun 1943)

No 1476 (Advanced Ship Recognition) Flt (9 Feb - 7 Jun 1943, 25 Jun 1943 - 1 Jan 1944 )

No 6118 Servicing Echelon (22 Mar – 12 Jul 1944)

234 Sqn (24 Apr - 24 Jun 1943)

312 Sqn (24 Jun - 21 Sep 1943)

No 6313 (Czech) Servicing Echelon (11 Jul – 4 Oct 1944)

800 Sqn FAA (16 Sep - 15 Oct 1943)

453 Sqn (18 Oct 1943 - 19 Jan 1944)

880 Sqn FAA (6 - 8 Feb 1944, 14 - 24 Feb 1944, 29 Feb - 17 Mar 1944, 21 - 28 Mar 1944, 7 - 20 Apr 1944, 28 Apr - 3 May 1944, 7 - 11 May 1944, 18 - 28 May 1944, 17 - 22 Jun 1944, 23 Jun - 10 Jul 1944, 19 Jul - 1 Aug 1944, 7 - 14 Aug 1944, 27 Aug - 11 Sep 1944, 13 - 16 Sep 1944, 27 Oct - 8 Nov 1944, 29 Nov 1944 - 15 Jan 1945)

118 Sqn (10 Mar - 12 Jul 1944)

313 Sqn (11 Jul -4 4 Oct 1944)

887 Sqn FAA (24 Sep - 16 Oct 1944)

894 Sqn FAA (24 Sep - 16 Oct 1944)

611 Sqn (3 Oct - 31 Dec 1944)

No 6611 Servicing Echelon (3 Oct – 28 Dec 1944)

No 6402 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (27 Dec 1944 – 3 Apr 1945)

441 Sqn (28 Dec 1944 - 3 Apr 1945)

881 Sqn FAA (28 Jan - 9 Feb 1945, 14 - 17 Feb 1945, 25 Feb - 2 Mar 1945)

329 Sqn (3 Apr - 25 May 1945)

No 6345 (French) Servicing Echelon (3 Apr 1945)

No 6451 (RAAF) Servicing Echelon (17 May – 12 Jun 1945)

451 Sqn (18 May - 12 Jun 1945)

No 6453 (RAAF) Servicing Echelon (26 May – 14 Jun 1945)

Location

County: - Orkneys

Lat/Long:   59:03:53N  03:16:00W

Grid Ref -  HY269207

Height Above Sea Level - 60 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1940

No 13 Group (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

Main Units: -

804 Sqn FAA (10 - 19 Oct 1940, 28 Oct 1940 - 7 Jan 1941)

3 Sqn (7 Jan - 10 Feb 1941)

253 Sqn (10 Feb - 21 Sep 1941)

331 Sqn (21 Sep 1941 - 4 May 1942)

801 Sqn FAA (8 Nov 1941 - 15 Feb 1942, 10 Jan - 8 Feb 1944, 14 - 24 Feb 1944, 29 Feb - 17 Mar 1944, 21 - 28 Mar 1944, 7 - 20 Apr 1944, 28 Apr - 3 May 1944, 7 - 11 May 1944, 18 May - 7 Jun 1944, 17 - 22 Jun 1944, 23 Jun - 1 Aug 1944, 7 - 9 Aug 1944, 25 Oct - 8 Nov 1944, 29 Nov - 6 Dec 1944, 9 Dec 1944 - 4 Jan 1945)

132 Sqn (15 Feb - 11 Jun 1942)

No 3038 Servicing Echelon (16 Feb – 11 Jun 1942, 15 Apr – 26 Jun 1943)

164 Sqn (4 May - 10 Sep 1942)

602 Sqn (10 Sep 1942 - 20 Jan 1943, 18 Jan - 12 Mar 1944)

884 Sqn FAA (25 Sep - 22 Oct 1942, 25 Nov - 14 Dec 1942)

882 Sqn FAA (1 - 6 Oct 1942)

No 1491 (Fighter) Gunnery Flt (15 Nov 1942 - 16 Aug 1943)

129 Sqn (23 Jan - 13 Feb 1943)

Detachments**

310 Sqn (9 -1 11 Aug 1941)

‘A’ Flt, 17 Sqn (19 - 22 Sep 1941)

416 Sqn (23 - 24 Feb 1942)

129 Sqn (17 - 23  Jan 1943)

598 Sqn (Jan 1944 - 8 Mar 1945)

881 Sqn FAA (16 - 20 Jun 1944)

1841 Sqn FAA (14 - 18 Aug 1944)

801 Sqn FAA (28 Aug - 16 Sep 1944)

841 Sqn FAA (15 - 16 Oct 1944, 21 - 22 Oct 1944, 3 - 4 Nov 19447 - 8 Nov 1944)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps FAA Archive Website,

RAF Skellingthorpe

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

RLG for No 3 Operational Training Unit (22 Aug - 26 Nov 1941)

50 Sqn (26 Nov 1941 - 20 Jun 1942, 17 Oct 1942 - 15 Jun 1945)

RLG for No 14 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit (Apr 1942)

No 50 Conversion Flt (16 Jun - 21 Aug 1942)

No 97 Conversion Flt (23 Sep - 16 Oct 1942)

No 1485 (Bomber) Gunnery Flt (23 Aug - 12 Nov 1943)

No 1506 Beam Approach Training Flt (23 Aug - 2 Oct 1943)

61 Sqn (16 Nov 1943 - 1 Feb 1944, 15 Apr 1944 - 6 Jun 1945)

619 Sqn (30 Jun - 18 Jul 1945)

463 Sqn (3 Jul - 25 Sep 1945)

No 383 Maintenance Unit (9 Aug - 15 Sep 1945)

No 58 Maintenance Unit (15 Nov 1945 - 1 Apr 1947)

Sub-site, No 92 Maintenance Unit (1 Sep 1952 - 16 Dec 1954)

Sub-site, No 93 Maintenance Unit (xxx xxxx - Dec 1950) 

Location

County: - Lincolnshire

Lat/Long:   53:12:45N  00:36:00W

Grid Ref -  SK925688

Height Above Sea Level - 60 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1941

No 5 Group (1944)

Closed - 1952

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

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

RAF Skipton on Swale

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

420 Sqn (6 Aug - 15 Oct 1942)

Detachment - 427 Sqn (Apr - May 1943)

432 Sqn (1 May - 18 Sep 1943)

433 Sqn (25 Sep 1943 - 15 Oct 1945)

424 Sqn (6 Nov 1943 - 15 Oct 1945)

300 Sqn (25 Nov 1946 - 2 Jan 1947)

Location

County: - North Yorkshire

Lat/Long:   54:13:30N  01:25:45W

Grid Ref -  SE373812

Height Above Sea Level - 90 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1942

No 6 (RCAF) Group (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

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

RAF Snailwell

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

347th Fighter Sqn, USAAF (5 Oct - 8 Dec 1942)

RLG for No 22 Elementary Flying Training School (9 Nov - 9 Dec 1942)

181 Sqn (10 Dec 1942 - 1 Mar 1943, 8 - 24 Mar 1943)

182 Sqn (17 - 20 Jan 1943)

183 Sqn (8 - 12 Mar 1943)

170 Sqn (25 Mar - 26 Jun 1943)

309 Sqn (4 Jun - 6 Nov 1943, 24 Nov 1943 - 23 Apr 1944)

527 Sqn (2 - 13 Jul 1943, 28 Feb - 28 Apr 1944)

613 Sqn (14 Jul - 12 Oct 1943)

No 2 Heavy Glider Maintenance Unit (16 Aug 1943 - 15 Mar 1944)

184 Sqn (15 Sep - 17 Sep 1943)

No 3207 Servicing Commando (10 Oct - 6 Nov 1943)

247 Sqn (31 Oct - 5 Nov 1943)

No 5 (RCAF) Casualty Air Evacuation Unit (1 Jan - 14 Mar 1944)

No 417 Repair & Salvage Unit (1 Jan - 1 Mar 1944)

No 6309 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (22 Mar – 23 Apr 1944)

RAF (Belgian) Training School (13 Oct 1944 - 13 Mar 1946)

No 3 Group Communication Flt (1 Mar 1945 - 21 Mar 1946)

Location

County: - Suffolk

Lat/Long:   52:16:08N  00:25:15W

Grid Ref -  TL656665

Height Above Sea Level - 70 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1941

No 28 Group (1944)

Closed - 1946

Notes

Main units: -

268 Sqn (1 Apr - 20 Jun 1941, 24 Jun - 21 Jul 1941, 27 Jul - 4 Aug 1941, 8 Aug - 28 Sep 1941, 1 Oct - 25 Nov 1941, 8 Dec 1941 - 20 May 1942, 2 Jun - 9 Aug 1942, 10 Mar - 31 May 1943)

241 Sqn (11 Jul 1941 - xxx xxxx)

152 Sqn (25 - 31 Aug 1941)

168 Sqn (15 Jun - 13 Jul 1942)

56 Sqn (30 Mar - 24 Aug 1942)

137 Sqn (24 Aug - 17 Sep 1942)

Detachments **

56 Sqn (10 - xx Aug 1941)

400 Sqn (Dec 1941 - xxx xxxx)

‘A’ Flt , 137 Sqn (17 Mar - 27 Apr 1942)

613 Sqn (9 - 11 Jun 1942)

13 Sqn (15 - 20 Jun 1942)

239 Sqn (Aug - Oct 1942)

614 Sqn (Aug - Nov 1942)

239 Sqn (2 - 14 Sep 1942)

296 Sqn (Oct 1942 - xxx xxxx)

297 Sqn (Oct 1942 - xxx xxxx)

614 Sqn (5 - 12 Oct 1942)

168 Sqn (5 - 27 Feb 1943)

318 Sqn (Jul 1943)

349 Sqn (7 - xx Aug 1943)

247 Sqn (3 Oct - 5 Nov 1943)

184 Sqn (31 Oct - 5 Nov 1943)

414 Sqn (31 Oct - 5 Nov 1943)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Snaith

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

150 Sqn (10 Jul 1941 - Oct 1942)

‘A’ Flt, Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment  (5 - 16 Jun 1942)

51 Sqn (27 Oct 1942 - 20 Apr 1945)

578 Sqn (14 Jan - 6 Feb 1944)

266 Sqn (27 Apr - 6 May 1944)

No 6266 Servicing Echelon (27 Apr – 6 May 1944)

No 17 Air Crew Holding Unit (20 Jun 1945 - 27 May 1946)

No 1516 (Beam Approach Training) Flt (1 - 15 Sep 1945)

No 1516 (Radio Aids Training) Flt (15 Sep 1945-  11 Apr 1946)

No 1508 (Radio Aids Training) Flt (20 Sep - 20 Nov 1945)

Detachment - 466 Sqn (Sep - Oct 1945)

Radar Flt (30 Oct 1945 - xxx xxxx)

No 1508 Acclimatisation Flt (20 Nov 1945 - 1 Apr 1946)

No 8 Section, 1552 (Radio Aids Training) Flt, (9 Apr - 29 Jul 1946)

No 1 Section, 1552 (Radio Aids Training) Flt, (13 Apr - 29 Jul 1946)

Location

County: - East Yorkshire

Lat/Long:   53:40:53N  01:05:00W

Grid Ref -  SE605210

Height Above Sea Level - 33 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1941

No 4 Group (1944)

Closed - 1946

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsBomber Command 60th Anniversary website,

RAF Snetterton Heath

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

386th Bomb Group, USAAF (4 - 10 Jun 1943)

96th Bomb Group, USAAF (12 Jun 1943 - 12 Dec 1945)

RLG for No 3 Lancaster Finishing School (29 Dec 1943 - 10 May 1944)

Location

County: - Norfolk

Lat/Long:   52:28:00N  00:57:15E

Grid Ref -  TM005895

Height Above Sea Level - 150 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1943

USAAF (1944)

Closed - 1948

Notes

It is now a motor racing circuit.

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsControl Towers website

RAF Snettisham

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

 

 

Location

County: - Norfolk

Lat/Long:   52:52:37N  00:30:07W

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,

RAF Snitterfield

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

RAF (Belgian) Initial Training School [reception and training elements] (1 Jan - 13 Oct 1944)

RLG for No 18 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit (7 May 1943 - 3 Apr 1945)

No 1533 Beam Approach Training Flt (Sep 1943 - May 1944)

No 18 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit (3 Apr - 29 May 1945)

No 21 Flying Training School (3 Apr 1945 - 18 Sep 1946)

RAF (Belgian) Technical Training School (Jan - Oct 1946)

 

Location

County: - Warwickshire

Lat/Long:   52:14:15N  01:42:45W

Grid Ref -  SP193598

Height Above Sea Level - 375 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1943

No 23 Group (1944)

Closed - 1946

Notes

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Aerial photo on Google Maps,   Control Towers website

RAF Sopley

RAF Sopley badge

Main units: -

Location

County: -

Lat/Long:  

Grid Ref - 

Height Above Sea Level - 

Operational Control: -

Opened -

 

Closed -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

RAF South Cerney

Station badge - RAF South Cerney

Main units (continued): -

No 23 Group Communication Flt (10 Oct 1939 - 1 Oct 1946)

Element of No 15 Service Flying Training School (11 Jun - 31 Aug 1940)

Ground Defence Sqn (Apr - 19 Dec1941)

No 27 Group Communication Flt (27 May 1941 - 1 May 1944)

No 1519 Beam Approach Training Flt (Nov - Dec 1941)

No 788 Ground Defence Sqn (19 Dec 1941 - xxx xxxx)

No 3 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit (1Mar 1942 - 17 Dec 1945)

No 1539 Beam Approach Training Flt (15 Apr - 13 Jul 1943, 15 Nov 1944 - 1 Jun 1945)

No 3 Service Flying Training School (17 Dec 1945 - 24 Apr 1946)

Detachment - No 7 Flying Instructors School (29 Apr - 7 May 1946)

Flying Training Command Instructors School (24 May 1946 - 28 Feb 1947)

Flying Training Command Instructors School (24 May 1946 - 28 Feb 1947)

Air Crew Transit Unit (15 Oct 1947 - May 1948)

No 2 Flying Training School (6 Apr 1948 - 1 May 1952)

Central Flying School (Basic) (1 May 1952 - 1 Jun 1957)

No 1 Initial Training School (22 Jul 1957 - 1 Jan 1957)

Primary Flying Sqn (xxx xxxx - 16 Jan 1967)

No 625 Volunteer Gliding School (2 Jun 1958 - 30 Jun 1993)

Helicopter Communications Flt (1 Dec 1960 - 5 Jan 1961)

Aircrew Officers Training School (1 Jan 1967 - 21 Jan 1968)

Location

County: - Gloucestershire

Lat/Long:  51:41:20N  01:55:15W

Grid Ref:    SU056986

Height above sea level: 350 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1937

No 23 Group  (1944)

Closed - 21 Jan 1968

Notes

Currently in use by the Army

Main units: -

HQ, No 23 Group (10 Oct 1939 - 28 Sep 1946)

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RAF Southend

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

350 Sqn (23 Sep - 8 Dec 1942, 13 - 31 Oct 1943)

453 Sqn (7 Dec 1942 - 1 Mar 1943, 14 - 27 Mar 1943)

137 Sqn (12 Jun - 8 Aug 1943)

No 616 (AAF) Servicing Echelon (6 – 13 Sep 1943)

234 Sqn (16 Sep - 15 Oct 1943)

No 3038 Servicing Echelon (20 Sep – 11 Oct 1943)

No 17 Armament Practice Camp (18 Oct 1943 - 7 Aug 1944)

349 Sqn (26 Oct - 10 Nov 1943)

66 Sqn (16 - 30 Nov 1943, 22 - 25 Apr 1944)

No 148 Gliding School (Nov 1943 - 16 Jun 1949)

317 Sqn (2 - 18 Dec 1943)

'C' Section, No 3209 Servicing Commando (12 Dec 1943 - 1 Feb 1944)

No 413 (Polish) Repair & Salvage Unit (3 Jan - 15 Mar 1944)

124 Sqn (5 - 18 Jan 1944)

501 Sqn (21 Jan - 4 Feb 1944)

No 3037 Servicing Echelon (21 Jan - 4 Feb 1944)

41 Sqn (6 - 20 Feb 1944)

312 Sqn (22 Feb - 3 Mar 1944)

331 Sqn (5 - 13 Mar 1944)

332 Sqn (21 - 27 Mar 1944)

310 Sqn (28 Mar - 3 Apr 1944)

No 3016 (Eagle) Servicing Echelon (6 – 20 Feb 1944)

No 6310 (Czech) Servicing Echelon (28 Mar – 3 Apr 1944)

302 Sqn (12 - 14 Apr 1944)

No 6302 Servicing Echelon (12 – 14 Apr 1944)

No 6066 Servicing Echelon (22 – 25 Apr 1944)

122 Sqn (20 - 28 May 1944)

65 Sqn (28 May - 4 Jun 1944)

No 6122 Servicing Echelon (21 - 28 May 1944)

127 Sqn (12 - 23 Jul 1944)

No 6127 Servicing Echelon (12 – 23 Jul 1944)

No 6074 Servicing Echelon (26 Jul - 6 Aug 1944)

Location

County: - Essex

Lat/Long:   51:34:15N  00:42:08E

Grid Ref -  TQ872895

Height Above Sea Level - 25 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1916

No 24 Balloon Centre (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Main Units:-

No 34 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School (1 Jan - 3 Sep 1939)

74 Sqn (22 - 29 Oct 1939, 3 - 14 Nov 1939, 2 - 16 Dec 1939, 14 Feb - 23 Mar 1940, 20 Apr - 27 May 1940, 6 - 25 Jun 1940, 24 Jul - 6 Aug 1944)

54 Sqn (28 Oct - 3 Nov 1939, 17 Nov - 2 Dec 1939, 16 - 29 Dec 1939, 16 Jan - 4 Feb 1940, 23 Mar - 20 Apr 1940, 25 Jun - 24 Jul 1940, 31 Mar - 20 May 1941)

600 Sqn (16 - 20 Oct 1939)

616 Sqn (27 May - 6 Jun 1940)

264 Sqn (27 - 28 Aug 1940, 29 Oct - 27 Nov 1940)

603 Sqn (3 - 13 Dec 1940, 16 Jun - 8 Jul 1941)

611 Sqn (14 Dec 1940 - 27 Jan 1941, 20 May - 16 Jun 1941, 6 Sep - 13 Sep 1943)

64 Sqn (27 Jan - 31 Mar 1941, 31 Mar - 1 May 1942)

222 Sqn (19 Jul - 18 Aug 1941, 27 Mar - 1 Apr 1943, 4 Apr - 11 Apr 1944)

402 Sqn (19 Aug - 6 Nov 1941)

No 3047 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (6 Feb - 6 Mar 1942)

313 Sqn (7 Feb - 6 Mar 1942, 14 - 20 Mar 1944)

No 1488 (Target Towing) Flt (9 Feb -  May 1942)

411 Sqn (7 Mar - 1 Apr 1942)

403 Sqn (2 May - 3 Jun 1942)

No 3046 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (2 May 1942 – 6 Jan 1943)

No 1488 (Fighter) Gunnery Flt (May - 7 Jun 1942, 17 Aug - 18 Oct 1943)

121 Sqn (3 Jun - 23 Sep 1942)

19 Sqn (16 - 20 Aug 1942)

Detachments**

151 Sqn (5 Aug 1940 - xxx xxxx)

56 Sqn (Aug 1940 - xxx xxxx)

41 Sqn (Jul 1940  - xxx xxxx)

222 Sqn (Nov 1940  - xxx xxxx)

453 Sqn (2 - 9 Oct 1942)

No 6 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (xxx - 18 Sep 1943)

287 Sqn (Aug 1943 - xxx 1944)

291 Sqn (21 Mar - 21 May 1944)

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RAF Southampton

No Badge authorised

Main units (Southampton): -

801 Sqn (23 Nov 1935 - 2 Jan 1936, 21 May - 12 Jun 1936, 20 Jul - 28 Sep 1936, 23 Oct 1936 - 20 Jan 1937, 29 Mar - 24 May 1937, 21 Jul - 26 Jul 1937, 9 Aug - 10 Sep 1937, 28 Oct 1937 - 1 Jan 1938)

822 Sqn (21 May - 17 Jun 1936, 20 Jul - 28 Sep 1936, 23 Oct 1936 - 23 Jan 1937)

‘B’ Flt , 820 Sqn (20 Jul - 16 Nov 1936)

821 Sqn (20 Jul - 1 Sep 1936, 4 Nov 1936 - 19 Jan 1937, 22 Mar - 28 May 1937, 20 Aug - 7 Oct 1937, 27 Oct 1937 - 10 Jan 1938, 29 Mar - 2 May 1938, 23 - 29 Jul 1938, 8 Aug -6 Sep 1938, 17 Nov 1938 - 11 Jan 1939, 24 Mar - 29 Apr 1939)

820 Sqn (17 Nov 1936 - 19 Jan 1937, 22 Mar - 24 May 1937, 19 - 25 Jun 1937, 22 - 26 Jul 1937, 7 Aug - 3 Sep 1937, 1 Nov 1937 - 10 Jan 1938, 29 Mar - 2 May 1938, 23 Jul - 9 Sep 1938, 27 Oct 1938 - 11 Jan 1939, 24 Mar - 27 Apr 1939

Detachment - 48 Sqn (19 - 21 Jan 1937)

802 Sqn (5 May - 23 Jun 1937)

22 Sqn (14 Jun - xxx 1937, 18 Jul - xxx 1937, 17 Sep -28 Oct 1937)

810 Sqn (13 - 27 Jul 1937, 29 Mar - 10 May 1938, 9 - 18 Jul 1938, 23 - 26 Jul 1938, 6 Aug - 6 Sep 1938, 27 Oct 1938 - 11 Jan 1939, 24 Mar - 27 Apr 1939)

42 Sqn (17 Sep 1937 28 Oct 1937

224 Sqn (17 Jan 1938 26 Mar 1938

269 Sqn (17 Jan 1938 24 Mar 1938

814 Sqn (1 Dec 1938 - 11 Jan 1939, 24 Mar - 2 Jun 1939)

48 Sqn (16 - 19 Jan 1939)

811’A’ Sqn (15 - 24 May 1939)

822 ‘A’ Sqn (15 May - 1 Jul 1939)

No 2 Air Stores Park (12 - 16 Sep 1939)

No 15 Sector (21 - 22 Jun 1944)

Southampton University Air Sqn (18 Oct 1946 - 1 Oct 1947)

Location

County: - Hampshire

Lat/Long:   50:57:00N  01:21:35W

Grid Ref -  SU452168

Height Above Sea Level - 37 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1917

Transferred to the Royal Navy - 1939

Notes

Originally called Eastleigh, its name was changed in 1936 to avoid confusion with Eastleigh in Kenya.  It is now Southampton Airport

Main units (Eastleigh): -

Aircraft Acceptance Park Eastleigh (1 Apr - 23 Jul 1918)

Aircraft Construction Service (Jul 1919 - xxx xxxx)

201 Sqn [cadre] (2 Sep - 31 Dec 1919)

45 Sqn [cadre] (15 Sep - 31 Dec 1919)

101 Sqn [cadre] (12 Oct - 31 Dec 1919)

28 Sqn [cadre] (20 Oct 1919 - 20 Jan 1920)

7 Sqn [cadre] (27 Oct - 19 Nov 1919)

School of Aerial Gunnery & Bombing (Apr 1920 - 1 Apr 1922)

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RAF Spadeadam

Station badge - RAF Spadeadam

Operational Control: -

Opened: - 12 May 1976

No 1 Group

Notes

Location

County: - Cumbria

Lat/Long:  55:01:30N  02:36:08W

Main units: -

Electronic Warfare Tactics Range (12 May 1976 - Current)

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RAF Speke

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

No 77 Wing Calibration Flt (17 Feb 1941- 9 Jun 1943)

No 1 Supplementary School of Technical Training (31 Mar - 5 May 1941)

315 Sqn (13 Mar - 16 Jul 1941)

303 Sqn (16 Jul - 7 Oct 1941)

306 Sqn (7 Oct - 12 Dec 1941)

829 Sqn FAA (9 - 24 Feb 1942)

776 Sqn FAA (18 Oct 1942 - 7 Apr 1945)

Liverpool University Air Sqn (12 Jan 1941 - 30 Jun 1946)

RLG for No 57 OTU (Apr - May 1941)

No 9 Group Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Flt (5 May - 9 Aug 1941)

Merchant Ship Fighter Unit (5 May 1941 - 7 Sep 1943)

Catapult Development & Training Establishment (1941)

No 1 Calibration Flt (6 Nov 1942 - xxx xxxx)

73 Wing Calibration Flt (6 - 18 Nov 1942)

15 Group Communication Flt (15 Dec 1942 - 1 Aug 1945)

Special Servicing Party American Aircraft (xxx 1943 - xxx xxxx)

1832 Sqn FAA (20 Sep - 9 Dec 1943)

849 Sqn FAA (17 - 25 Nov 1943)

1834 Sqn FAA (19 - 22 Nov 1943, 20 Dec 1943 - 1 Feb 1944)

No 186 Gliding School (Jun 1944 - Mar 1947)

1820 Sqn FAA (24 Jul - 11 Aug 1944)

‘Y’ Flt, 787 Sqn FAA (12 Nov 1944 - 15 Jan 1945)

‘B’ Flt, 736 Sqn  FAA (1 - 11 Mar 1945)

Location

County: - Lancashire (Merseyside)

Lat/Long:   53:20:38N  02:52:45W

Grid Ref -  SJ414833

Height Above Sea Level - 65 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Civil airport (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Originally opened as Liverpool Airport it is now know as John Lennon Airport, although the new runway and terminal are not on the original site.

Main Units: -

611 Sqn (6 May 1936 - 13 Aug 1939, 10 May - 26 Jun 1946)

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

144 Sqn (6 - 9 Sep 1939)

236 Sqn (23 Apr - 25 May 1940 )

13 Sqn (17 Jun - 13 Jul 1940)

No 8 Radio Maintenance Unit (1 Jul - 21 Sep 1940)

308 Sqn (9 - 25 Sep 1940)

No 8 Radio Servicing Section (21 Sep 1940 - 17 Feb 1941)

312 Sqn (26 Sep 1940 - 3 Mar 1941)

229 Sqn (22 Dec 1940 - 10 May 1941)

No 1 Aircraft Assembly Unit (1940 - 1945)

Detachments**

96 Sqn (18 Dec 1940 - xxx 1941)

776 Sqn (22 Mar 1941 - 18 Oct 1942)

116 Sqn (31 Mar 1941 - xxx xxxx)

605 Sqn (14 - 18 Jul 1941)

 

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RAF Spitalgate/Spittlegate

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

29 Sqn [cadre] (10 Aug - 31 Dec 1919)

43 Sqn (25 Aug - 31 Dec 1919)

70 Sqn (3 Sep 1919 - 22 Jan 1920)

HQ No 3 Group (10 Nov 1919 - 31 Aug 1921)

No 3 (Training) Group Navigation School (10 Nov 1919 - xxx xxxx)

202 Sqn [cadre] (Dec 1919 - 22 Jan 1920)

100 Sqn (4 Feb 1922 - May 1924, Jul 1924 - 17 Jun 1926, 30 Aug 1926 - 10 Jan 1928)

39 Sqn (8 Feb 1923 - 21 Jan 1928)

HQ No 3 (Training) Group (1 Apr 1923 - 12 Apr 1926)

No 3 Flying Training School (1 Apr 1928 - 16 Aug 1937)

No 12 Flying Training School (1 Dec 1938 - 3 Sep 1939)

113 Sqn (31 Aug 1937 - 30 Apr 1938)

211 Sqn (2 Sep 1937 - 12 May 1938)

185 Sqn (27 Sep - 15 Oct 1937)

No 5 Group Communication Flt (xxx 1938 - 14 Nov 1943)

No 12 Service Flying Training School (3 Sep 1939 - 1 Apr 1942)

No 23 Group Communication Flt (Sep - 10 Oct 1939)

No 12 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit (1 Apr 1942 - 8 Feb 1945)

No 1536 (Beam Approach Training) Flt (8 Mar 1943 - 8 May 1945)

No 3226 Servicing Commando (8 Apr - 1 May 1943)

No 1544 (Beam Approach Training) Flt (Mar - 30 Aug 1944)

No 21 Group Communication Flt (12 Jul 1944 - 1 May 1947)

No 7 Group Communication Flt (24 Mar - 21 Dec 1945)

No 1 Flying Training School (18 Jun 1947 - 25 Feb 1948)

No 29 Gliding School (Mar 1948 - 1 Sep 1955)

RLG for RAF College (11 Jan 1951 - 13 Mar 1961)

RLG for No 7 Flying Training School (11 Feb 1952 - Apr 1954)

No 44 Gliding School (1 Jul - 1 Sep 1955)

No 644 Volunteer Gliding School (1 Sep 1955 - 31 Jan 1975)

No 2 Gliding Centre (25 Oct 1956 - 9 Aug 1971)

Central Gliding School (9 Aug 1971 - 31 Jan 1975)

Location

County: - Lincolnshire

Lat/Long:   52:54:00N  00:36:00W

Grid Ref -  SK935342

Height Above Sea Level - 415 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1916

No 21 Group (1944)

Closed -

Notes

It was renamed Grantham in 1928, reverting to Spittlegate on 29 Mar 1944, which was re-spelt as Spitlegate on 9 Feb 1953.

Main Units: -

No 49 Reserve Sqn (14 Nov 1916 - 31 May 1917)

83 Sqn (15 Jan - 15 Sep 1917)

No 86 (Canadian) Reserve Sqn (9 Feb - 16 Apr 1917)

No 11 (Reserve) Sqn (14 Apr - 1 Jun 1917)

HQ, 24th (Training) Wing (24 Mar 1917 - xxx 1918)

No 49 Training Sqn (1 Jun - 15 Sep 1917)

91 Sqn (1 - 14 Sep 1917)

106 Sqn (12 Sep - 3 Oct 1917)

No 15 Training Sqn (15 Sep 1917 - 15 Aug 1918)

No 20 Training Sqn (15 Sep - 27 Nov 1917)

No 37 Training Sqn (15 Sep 1917 - 15 Aug 1918)

No 50 Reserve Sqn (30 Nov 1917 - 15 Jul 1918)

9th Aero Sqn, USAAS (28 Dec 1917 - 7 Aug 1918)

50th Aero Sqn, USAAS (4 Feb - 3 Jul 1918)

174th Aero Sqn, USAAS ( Jul 1918 - xxx xxxx)

No 39 Training Depot Station (15 Aug 1918 - 14 Mar 1919)

Detachment - 43rd Aero Sqn, USAAS (24 Aug - 14 Oct 1918)

No 39 Training Sqn (14 Mar - 24 Nov 1919)

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RAF Squires Gate

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

No 9 Civil Air  Navigation School (25 Sep - 1 Nov 1939)

‘C’ Flt, 63 Sqn (Sep 1939)

No 9 Air Observer & Navigation School (1 Nov 1939 - 27 May 1940)

No 2 School of General Reconnaissance (28 May - 16 Dec 1940)

No 1 School of General Reconnaissance (11 Jul - 30 Sep 1940)

308 Sqn (5 - 12 Sep 1940)

No 3 School of General Reconnaissance (16 Dec 1940 - 26 Aug 1945)

307 Sqn (27 Jan - 26 Mar 1941)

256 Sqn (26 Mar 1941 - 1 Jun 1942)

'R' Flt, No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit  (xx - 13 Sep 1941)

RLG for No 3 Operational Training Unit (8 - 23 Mar 1942 1941)

Flying element, School of Sea Rescue (3 May 1943 - 12 Feb 1945)

No 1510 Flt (15 Aug 1944 - 31 Aug 1945)

No 23 Personnel Transit Centre (1 Jul - 1 Dec 1952)

Location

County: - Lancashire

Lat/Long:   53:46:15N  03:02:00W

Grid Ref -  SD317311

Height Above Sea Level - 33 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

No 17 Group (1944)

Closed -

Notes

It is now Blackpool Airport.

Main Units: -

'F' Flt, No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit  (28 Apr 1939 - 7 Jan 1942)

No 42 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School (1 Aug - 3 Sep 1939)

Detachments**

75 Sqn (Sep 1939 - Apr 1940)

215 Sqn (Nov 1939  Jan 1940

No 17 Operational Training Unit (8 Apr - Jun 1940)

307 Sqn (19 Jan - 27 Jan 1941)

96 Sqn (Mar - Sep 1941)

285 Sqn (xxx xxxx - 14 Apr 1942)

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RAF Stafford

Badge of RAF Stafford

Main units: -

No 7 Stores Depot (xxx 1938 - 1 Dec 1939)

No 16 Maintenance Unit (1 Dec 1939 - 31 Mar 2006)

Location

County: - Staffordshire

Lat/Long:   52:49:30N  02:05:60W

Grid Ref - 

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed - 31 Mar 2006

Notes

In 2006 it became MoD Stafford

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Aerial photo on Google MapsCommanding Officers,

RAF St Angelo

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 18 Satellite Landing Ground (6 Jun - 15 Sep 1941)

153 Sqn (Oct - Dec 1941)

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

824 Sqn  (28 Sep - 27 Oct 1943)

Detachment - 235 Sqn (xxx xxxx - 20 Jan 1944, 5 Feb 1944 - xxx xxxx)

235 Sqn (21 Feb - 27 Mar 1944)

422 Sqn (3 Nov 1943 - 13 Apr 1944)

No 12 Flying Instructors School (1 May 1944 - 23 Feb 1945)

Coastal Command Flying Instructors School (23 Feb - 9 Jun 1945)

No 106 Storage Sub-Site, No 272 Maintenance Unit (1 Aug 1945 - 28 Feb 1947)

No 13 Flt AAC Aldergrove  Nov 1959  Mar 1960

Location

County: - County Fermanagh

Lat/Long:   54:24:00N  07:39:07W

Grid Ref -  H230500

Height Above Sea Level - 165 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1941

No 17 Group (1944)

Closed - 1947

Notes

It is now Enniskillen Airport.

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Aerial photo on Google Maps FAA Archive Website,

RAF St Athan

Station badge - RAF St Athan

Main units (continued): -

No 4 School of Technical Training (1 Sep 1938 - xxx xxxx)

No 19 Maintenance Unit (7 Feb 1939 - 1 Nov 1968/7 Apr 1999)

No 32 Maintenance Unit (1 Jul 1939 - 1 Nov 1968/7 Apr 1999)

No 11 Group Pool (1 Jul 1939 - 9 Mar 1940)

No 4 Air Stores Park (26 Aug - 15 Sep 1939)

No 5 Air Stores Park (26 Aug - 16 Sep 1939)

School of Air Navigation (2 Sep 1939 - Jun 1940)

No 1 School of Air Navigation (Jun - 12 Oct 1940)

Pilotless Aircraft Sect/Unit (22 Jun 1940 - 5 May 1942)

No 5 Salvage Centre (18 - 24 Sep 1939)

Special Duty Flt (14 Nov 1939 - 27 Apr 1940)

No 417 Flt (15 Jul - 1 Oct 1940, 24 Feb - 1 Mar 1941)

'U' Flt, No 1 AACU (15 Aug - 15 Sep 1940)

No 1417 Flt (1 - 18 Mar 1941)

No 12 Radio School (1 Sep 1943 - 7 Mar 1946)

No 14 Radio School (1 Jun 1944 - 7 Mar 1946)

Signals Instructor School (1 Jun 1944 - xxx xxxx)

No 68 Gliding School (Mar 1947 - 1 Sep 1955)

Special Installation Flt (29 Feb 1948 - 5 Oct 1953)

No 634 Volunteer Gliding School (1 Sep 1955 - 1 May 1964, 1 Oct 1964 - Current)

University of Wales Air Sqn (26 Aug 1963 - Current)

Aircraft Recovery and Transportation Flt (1991 - Current?)

Location

County: - Glamorganshire

Lat/Long:  51:24:30N  03:26:00W

Grid Ref:  ST005685

Height above sea level:  50ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - Feb 1939

Personnel & Training Command (2006)

Ceased to be RAF Station - 1 Jul 2006

Notes

On 1 Jul 2006, the station was renamed MOD St Athan to reflect the diversity of units based at the station.

Main units: -

Central Trade Test Board

No 9 Aircraft Storage Unit (xxx 1938 - 7 Feb 1939)

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Officers CommandingAerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF St Davids

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

517 Sqn (26 Nov 1943 1 Feb 1944

58 Sqn (6 Dec 1943 28 Aug 1944

502 Sqn (10 Dec 1943 11 Sep 1944

General Reconnaissance Aircraft Preparation Pool (1 Oct 1944 - Jan 1946)

220 Sqn (30 May 1945 22 Sep 1945

No 4220 Servicing Echelon (25 Jun - 22 Sep 1945)

53 Sqn (1 Jun 1945 17 Sep 1945

No 4053 Servicing Echelon (25 Jun – 17 Sep 1945)

Detachment - 787 Sqn FAA (22 Apr - 24 Jul 1952)

Location

County: - Pembrokeshire

Lat/Long:   51:53:10N  05:12:45W

Grid Ref -  SM790256

Height Above Sea Level - 250 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1943

No 19 Group (1944)

Closed -

Notes

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Aerial photo on Google Maps FAA Archive Website,

RAF St Eval

Station badge - RAF St Eval

Main units (continued): -

No 2782 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx xxxx - Jul 1945)

224 Sqn (20 Dec 1941 - 19 Feb 1942, 23 Apr 1943 - 11 Sep 1944, 26 Jul 1945 - 10 Nov 1947)

86 Sqn (10 Jan - 5 Mar 1942)

502 Sqn (22 Feb 1942 - 2 Mar 1943, 25 Mar - 30 Jun 1943)

58 Sqn (8 Apr - 30 Aug 1942, 31 Mar - 29 Jun 1943)

415 Sqn (11 Apr - 16 May 1942)

500 Sqn (30 Aug - 5 Nov 1942)

407 Sqn (1 Oct - 10 Nov 1942, 3 Nov - 2 Dec 1943)

‘C’ Flt, 543 Sqn  (19 Oct 1942 - 18 Oct 1943)

517 Sqn (7 Aug - 25 Nov 1943)

143 Sqn (28 Aug - 16 Sep 1943)

612 Sqn (1 Nov - 3 Dec 1943)

407 Sqn (3 Nov - 2 Dec 1943)

409th Bomb Sqn, USAAF (Oct - Nov 1942)

1st Anti-Submarine Sqn (Prov), USAAF  (10 Nov 1942 - 13 Jan 1943)

833 Sqn FAA (11 Mar -15 Apr 1943)

479th Anti-Submarine Group, USAAF (8 Jul - 6 Aug 1943)

VP-105, USN (1 Aug - 12 Oct 1943)

VP-103, USN (17 - 30 Aug 1943)

VP-110 USN (1 Sep - 30 Oct 1943)

‘A’ Flt, Signals Development Unit (24 Sep 1943 - xxx xxxx)

VP-111, USN (1 Oct - 4 Nov 1943, 13 - 21 Jul 1944)

547 Sqn (14 Jan - 1 Oct 1944)

849 Sqn FAA (9 - 26 Aug 1944)

282 Sqn (19 Sep 1944 - 9 Jul 1945)

179 Sqn (1 Nov 1944 - 30 Sep 1946)

820 Sqn FAA (11 - 18 Nov 1944)

304 Sqn (6 Mar - 9 Jul 1945)

No 4301 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (Apr – 2 Jul 1945)

No 4304 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (14 Jun – 9 Jul 1945)

No 95 Gliding School (Jun 1945 - 31 Jan 1950)

210 Sqn (1 Jun 1946 - 10 Sep 1952)

228 Sqn (1 Jun - 30 Sep 1946, 1 Jul 1954 - 29 Nov 1956, 14 Jan 1958 - 6 Mar 1959)

203 Sqn (16 Jan 1947 - 15 Aug 1952)

No 19 Group Communications Flt (29 Jul 1948 - 27 Aug 1951)

807 Sqn FAA (20 - 23 Aug 1949)

220 Sqn (14 Nov 1951 - 4 Dec 1956)

240 Sqn (27 May - 5 Jun 1952)

42 Sqn (28 Jun 1952 - 8 Oct 1958)

206 Sqn B ()

Towed Target Flt (xxx 1953 - Sep 1955)

228 Sqn (1 Jul 1954 - 4 Dec 1956, 14 Jan 1958 1 Apr 1959)

No 626  Volunteer Gliding School (1 Jun 1958 - 16 Mar 1963)

Location

County: - Cornwall

Lat/Long:  50:28:38N  04:59:45W

Grid Ref:  SW875685

Height above sea level:  340ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 2 Oct 1939

No 19 Group (1944)

Closed - 6 Mar 1959

Notes

Main units: -

217 Sqn (2 Oct 1939 - 29 Oct 1941, 14 Jan - 7 Apr 1952)

No 6 Coastal Patrol Flt (15 Jan  - 27 May 1940)

‘C’ Flt, No 2 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit  (27 Apr - 16 Aug 1940)

234 Sqn (18 Jun - 14 Aug 1940, 11 Sep 1940 - 24 Feb 1941)

‘B’ Flt, Photographic Reconnaissance Unit  (1 Jul - Oct 1940)

236 Sqn (8 Aug 1940 - 21 Mar 1941)

238 Sqn (14 Aug - 10 Sep 1940)

829 Sqn FAA (7 Oct - 3 Nov 1940)

‘D’ Flt, Photographic Reconnaissance Unit  (Oct - 16 Nov 1940)

‘D’ Flt, No 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit  (16 Nov 1940 - Jan 1941)

No 404 Flt (24 Dec 1940 - 1 Mar 1941)

‘A’ Flt, No 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit  (7 Jan 1941 - Apr 1941, Apr - 15 Jul 1941, Jul - Oct 1941)

801 Sqn (31 Jan - 6 Feb 1941)

247 Sqn (10 - 17 Feb 1941)

263 Sqn (24 Feb - 18 Mar 1941)

No 1404 Flt (1 Mar 1941 - 11 Aug 1943)

53 Sqn (20 Mar - 3 Jul 1941, 20 Oct - 17 Dec 1941, 16 May - 3 Jul 1942, 3 Jan - 13 Sep 1944)

816 Sqn FAA (9 - 11 May 1941)

206 Sqn (30 May - 12 Aug 1941, 12 Apr - 11 Jul 1944, 26 May - 26 Sep 1952, 27 Sep 1952 - 14 Jan 1958)

827 Sqn FAA (11 May - 4 Jun 1941)

233 Sqn (16 Aug 1941 - 2 Jan 1942)

‘B’ Flt, No 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit  (Oct 1941 - 19 Oct 1942)

22 Sqn (28 Oct 1941 - 1 Feb 1942)

No 719 (Ground Defence) Sqn (19 Dec 1941 - 1 Feb 1942)

Detachments**

206 Sqn (Mar 1940 - May 1941)

83 Sqn (2 - xx Apr 1940)

48 Sqn (Jun - Jul 1940)

236 Sqn (Jul - Aug 1940, Mar - Oct 1941, 15 Apr 1942 - xxx xxxx)

247 Sqn (Aug 1940 - Feb 1941, Feb - May 1941)

254 Sqn (Aug 1940 - Jan 1941)

No 8 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (Aug 1940 - xxx xxxx)

263 Sqn (Nov 1940 - Feb 1941)

812 Sqn FAA (2 - 10 Nov 1940, 10 - 15 Dec 1940)

220 Sqn (6 Nov 1940 - 28 Apr 1941, 15 Jun 1943 - xxx xxxx)

263 Sqn (Nov 1940 - 24 Feb 1941)

53 Sqn (xxx 1940 - xxx 1941, 16 - 5 Jul 1942, xxx - 9 Sep 1943)

247 Sqn (xxx 1940 - 10 Feb 1941 )

233 Sqn (Mar - Apr 1941, Jan - Jul 1942)

816 Sqn (5 - 15 Apr 1941)

221 Sqn (xxx xxxx - 19 Apr 1941)

612 Sqn (Apr - Dec 1941)

86 Sqn (Jun 1941 - Jan 1942)

248 Sqn (Jun 1941 - Feb 1942, 9 May 1942 - xxx xxxx)

22 Sqn (23 Jul - xxx 1941)

217 Sqn (8 Nov - xxx 1941, 24 Dec 1941 - 15 Feb 1942 )

42 Sqn (Dec 1941 - 22 Jun 1942)

235 Sqn (xxx - 19 Jun 1942, Jan - Aug 1943)

302 Sqn (11 - 26 Dec 1941)

489 Sqn (9 May 1942 19 Jun 1942)

224 Sqn (19 Jun 1942 - xxx xxxx)

140 Sqn (May 1942 - Mar 1943)

61 Sqn (Jul - Aug  1942)

59 Sqn (Aug - Dec 1942, Mar - May 1943)

No 10 Operational Training Unit (xxx 1942 - 23 Jul 1943)

415 Sqn (18 - 31 Oct 1942, 20 Jun - 24 Aug 1943)

58 Sqn (31 Mar - 29 Jun 1943)

161 Sqn (Nov 1942 - Mar 1943)

541 Sqn (Nov 1943 - 19 Jul 1944)

Ground Controlled Approach Flt (Nov 1943 - 26 Jun 1944)

VP-111, USN (2 Mar - 13 Jul 1944)

521 Sqn (4 Dec 1944 - xxx xxxx)

280 Sqn (13 Jul - Nov 1945)

796 Sqn (28 Aug - 28 Sep 1948)

Links to related sites/pages

Battle of Britain Anniversary website FAA Archive Website, Officers Commanding, Atlantikwall website, Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF St Mawgan

Station Badge - RAF St Mawgan

Main units (St Mawgan): -

No 1 Air Traffic School (3 Jan - 20 Nov 1945)

No 16 Ferry Unit (26 Apr - 15 Nov 1946)

No 3 Section1552 (Beam Approach Training) Flt, ER, PN, Melbourne 5 Jun 1946 29 Jul 1946

School of Maritime Reconnaissance (1 Jan 1951 - 30 Sep 1956)

Coastal Command Aircraft Preparation & Modification Flt (28 May 1951 - 15 Jul 1954)

Air-Sea Warfare Development Unit (10 May 1951 - 1 Sep 1958)

210 Sqn (15 Apr - 26 May 1952)

203 Sqn (16 Apr - 26 May 1952)

Coastal Command Modification Centre (15 Jul 1954 - Feb 1956)

744 Sqn FAA (23 Oct 1954 - 31 Oct 1956)

22 Sqn (4 Jun 1956 - Jan 1998)

228 Sqn (29 Nov 1956 - 14 Jan 1958)

220 Sqn (4 Dec 1956 - 1 Oct 1958)

No 1360 Flt (1 Aug 1957 - 1 Feb 1958)

206 Sqn (14 Jan 1958 - 1 Jul 1965)

217 Sqn (1 Feb 1958 - 13 Nov 1959)

201 Sqn (1 Oct 1958 - 1 Jul 1965)

42 Sqn (8 Oct 1958 - 1 Oct 1992)

Maritime Operational Training Unit (7 Jul 1965 - 1 Jul 1970)

7 Sqn (1 May 1970 - 5 Jan 1982)

No 236 Operational Conversion Unit/38 (Reserve) Sqn (1 Jul 1970 - 1 Apr 1982, 1 Nov 1983 - 1 Oct 1992)

No 626 Volunteer Gliding School (Nov 1990 - Oct 1992)

22 Sqn (1 Dec 1992 - 22 Sep 1997)

Sea King Training Unit (2 Apr 1993 - 1 Apr 1996)

Sea King Operational Conversion Unit  (1 Apr - 1 Nov 1996)

203 (Reserve) Sqn (1 Nov 1996 - xxx 2008)

No1 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx xxxx - Current)

Defence Survive, Evade, Resist, Extract (SERE) School (xx xxx 2008 - Current)

Location

County: - Cornwall

Lat/Long:  50:26:25N  05:00:30W

Grid Ref:  SW870646

Height above sea level:  330ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1943

No 44 Group (1944)

No 18 Group

No 11/18 Group

No 1 Group (2005)

Notes

Originally opened as Trebelzue, it was rebuilt in 1942 and renamed St Mawgan on 24 February 1943.

Main units (St Mawgan): -

No 2 Overseas Aircraft Delivery Unit (26 Jan 1942 - xxx xxxx)

491st Air Base Sqn USAAF (Jun 1943 - Aug 1945)

USAAF Met Sqn (5 - xx  Nov 1943)

Traffic Control School (1 Nov 1944 - 3 Jan 1945)

No 1529 Beam Approach Training Flt (1 Dec 1944 - 27 Jan 1946)

10 Sqn (28 Aug - Sep 1945)

Armament Synthetic Development Unit (xxx 1945 - 23 Jun 1946)

Detachment (Trebelzue)**

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

264 Sqn (May 1942 - Apr 1943)

‘O’ Flt , No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (29 May - 27 Oct 1942)

No 1602 (Anti-Aircraft Co-operation) Flt (14 Dec 1942 - 28 Feb 1943)

Detachment - No 1604 (Anti-Aircraft Co-operation) Flt (14 Dec 1942 - 23 Mar 1943)

400 Sqn (Dec 1942 - Feb 1943)

Detachment (St Mawgan)**

264 Sqn (28 Dec 1942 - Apr 1943)

296 Sqn (23 May 1943 - xxx xxxx)

297 Sqn (May 1943 - xxx xxxx)

224 Sqn (Nov 1943)

282 Sqn (Sep 1944 - Jul 1945)

233 Sqn (Jul 1945 - xxx xxxx)

120 Sqn (23 Nov 1958 - xxx xxxx)

VP-11, USN (14 - 26 Sep 1960)

702 Sqn FAA (24 - 28 May 1982, 11 - 17 Dec 1985, 4 -1 14 Feb 1991)

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RAF St Thomas Mount

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 7082 Servicing Echelon (2 Oct 1945- 15 Mar 1945)

HQ, No 901 Wing (14 Oct - 14 Nov 1945)

No 7045 Servicing Echelon (14 Oct 1945 – 29 May 1946)

5 Sqn (

11 Sqn (

20 Sqn (

27 Sqn (

30 Sqn (

34 Sqn (

42 Sqn (

45 Sqn (

60 Sqn (

82 Sqn (

84 Sqn (

89 Sqn (

113 Sqn (

123 Sqn (

135 Sqn (

146 Sqn (

155 Sqn (

176 Sqn (

200 Sqn (

203 Sqn (

211 Sqn (

215 Sqn (

261 Sqn (

354 Sqn (

Location

Country: -   India

Lat/Long:  12:59:42N  80:10:30E

Height Above Sea Level:  42 ft

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

It is now known as Chennai International Airport

Main Units: -

No 1 Coast Defence Flt, IAFVR (15 Dec 1940 - 1 Apr 1942)

No 101 (Coast Defence) Flt, IAF (1 Apr - 1 Dec 1942)

HQ, No 172 Wing (18 Oct - 27 Nov 1942,11 Sep 1943 - 10 Feb 1944)

No 16 Care & Maintenance Party (7 May 1943 - Jan 1945)

Reinforcement Staging Post (6 Dec 1943 - 1 Sep 1944)

No 11 RAF Mobile Servicing Unit (Torpedo) (10 Jan - xxx 1944)

No 21 Armament Practice Camp (30 Jan - 31 Mar 1944)

No 5 Air Transit Section (10 Mar - 1 Sep 1944)

No 1302 Meteorological Flt (14 Mar 1944 - 1 Jun 1946)

No 1 Det, No 139 Repair & Salvage Unit (xxx 1944 - 4 Jul 1946)

No 57 Staging Post (1 Sep 1944 - 15 Mar 1947)

No 7020 Servicing Echelon (30 Sep – 23 Dec 1944, 7 Jun – 27 Aug 1945)

No 7084 Servicing Echelon (26 Jun – 2 Sep 1945)

Detachments**

No 22 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (27 Jul 1943 - Feb 1946)

No 320 Maintenance Unit (xxx 1944 - xxx 1945)

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RAF Stanbridge

Badge not yet located

Main units: -

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

 

Location

County: - Bedfordshire

Lat/Long:   51:54:36N  00:38:02W

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 MapsCommanding Officers,

RAF Stanley

Badge not authorised

Main units: -

Tactical Air Traffic Control (13 Jul 1982 - xx xxx xxxx)

Tactical Communications Wing (13 Jul 1982 - xx xxx xxxx)

Tactical Supply Wing (13 Jul 1982 - xx xxx xxxx)

Hercdet (xx xxx xxxx - 20 Aug 1983)

Phandet (17 Oct 1982 - 30 Mar 1983

RAF Police Dog Section (17 May 1983 - xx xxx xxxx)

No 1310 Flight (20 Aug 1983 - 1 May 1986)

No 1312 Flight (20 Aug 1983 - xx xxx xxxx)

No 1453 Flight (20 Aug 1983 - xx May 1985)

No 1564 Flight (20 Aug 1983 - xx xxx xxxx)

No 16 Sqn RAF Regiment

No 26 Sqn RAF Regiment

No 37 Sqn RAF Regiment

No 202 Sqn , C Flight (24 Aug 1982 - 20 Aug 1983

No 23 Sqn (30 Mar 1983 - 21 Apr 1986)

No 3 (RAF Regt) Wing HQ Unit

HQ 38 Group TACP (MAOT)

Joint Helicopter Support Unit

Mobile Catering Support Unit

PCS, RE

RAF Police Detachment, P&SS(UK)

Location

Country: - Falkland Islands

Lat/Long:   51:41: 8.42S, 57:46:39.52W

Height Above Sea Level -  75.5 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 15 Jun 1982

Strike Command

Closed - 1 May 1986

Notes

Main units: -

FIGAS (Falkland Is Govt Air Service)

BDRF (Battle Damage Rep Flt)

No 1 EOD Unit

5 (Inf) Bde TACP (15 Jun 1982 - 4 Jul 1982)

No 11 Field Sqn, RE (23 Jun 1982 - 15 Aug 1982)

UK Mobile Air Movements Sqn (24 Jun 82 - xx xxx xxxx)

No 63 (Rapier) Sqn RAF Regiment (30 Jun 1982 -15 Sep 1982)

Mobile Meteorological Unit (3 Jul 1982 - 29 Apr 1986)

Hardet  (4 Jul 1982 - 20 Aug 1983)

50 Field Sqn (Construction), RE (12 Jul 1982 - xx xxx xxxx)

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RAF Stanmore Park

No badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

Sub-site, No 3 Maintenance Unit (Oct 1946 - 1 Nov 1949)

BAFO UK Liaison Staff (Nov 1946 - Jan 1950)

No 3604 Air Defence Unit RAuxAF (3 Feb 1947 - Jun 1948)

No 83 Reserve Centre (9 Apr 1947 - 28 Jul 1952)

No 2604 Sqn, RAuxAF Regiment (12 May 1947 - 1 Jun 1949)

No 3604 Fighter Control Unit RAuxAF (Jun 1948 - 19 Oct 1949)

Film Production Library (Feb 1949 - Dec 1950)

No 2600 Sqn, RAuxAF Regiment (1 Jun 1949 - Dec 1950)

Sub-site, No 4 Maintenance Unit (1 Nov 1949 - Mar 1957)

Fighter Command HQ Unit (part) (11 Mar 1950 - 1 Apr 1968)

No 265 Police Flt RAFVR (Dec 1950 - Feb 1952)

No 681 Signals Unit (May - Dec 1953)

No 7172 Reserve Flt (Apr 1954 - Oct 1958)

No 7194 Reserve Flt (Apr 1954 - Feb 1957)

No 7204 Reserve Flt (Apr 1954 - Apr 1964)

No 3 JSTU (1 Feb 1956 - 1 Jan 1957)

No 8 JSTU (1 Feb 1956 - xxx 1957)

No 12 JSTU (1 Feb 1956 - 10 Jul 1957

No 7142 Reserve Flt (Feb 1956 - Feb 1957)

No 7132 Reserve Flt (Jun 1956 - Apr 1964)

No 7133 Reserve Flt (Jun 1956 - Jan 1964)

No 7131 Reserve Flt (Jun 1956 - xxx xxxx)

Location

County: - Middlesex

Lat/Long:  51:37:52N  00:18:36W

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1943

Notes

 

Main units: -

906 (Balloon) Sqn (Dec 1938 - 18 Dec 1939)

907 (Balloon) Sqn (Dec 1938 -  1 Sep 1939)

No 3 Balloon Centre (Jan 1939 - 15 Mar 1945)

HQ Balloon Command (1 Sep 1939 - 15 Jun 1945)

No 4770 Airfield Construction Flt (22 Aug - 9 Sep 1944)

No 5513 Artisan Flt (22 Aug - 21 Sep 1944)

No 5523 Artisan Flt (22 Aug - 21 Sep 1944)

No 46270 Airfield Construction Flt (9 Sep - 6 Oct 1944)

MT Repair Unit (Nov - Dec 1944)

No 63 MT Repair Unit (Dec 1944 - xxx xxxx)

HQ Balloon Wing (15 Mar - 20 Aug 1945)

HQ No 43 Group (1 May 1945 - 29 Jun 1947)

Sub-site, No 232 Maintenance Unit (Apr - Oct 1946)

No 1 RAF Film Production Unit (1 Jan 1946 - Feb 1949)

Detachment**

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Aerial photo on Google Maps,   Commanding Officers,

RAF Stannington

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

 

 

Location

County: - Northumberland

Lat/Long:   55:06:36N  01:40:12W

Grid Ref - 

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Stanstead Mountfitchet

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

344th Bomb Group, USAAF (9 Feb - 30 Sep 1944)

 

 

Location

County: - Essex

Lat/Long:   51:52:53N  00:13:45E

Grid Ref -  TL538228

Height Above Sea Level - 328 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1943

USAAF (1944)

Closed -

Notes

It is now London Stanstead Airport

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Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Staverton

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 31 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School (29 Sep 1938 - 3 Sep 1939)

No 6 Civil Air  Navigation School (15 - 1 Nov 1939)

No 6 Air Observer & Navigation School (1 Nov 1939 - 17 Jan 1942)

No 24 Group Communication Flt (Oct 1940 - Jan 1941)

No 44 Group Communication Flt (15 Aug 1941 - 9 Aug 1946)

No 6 Flying Instructors School (1 Nov 1941 - 18 Apr 1942)

No 6 Air Observer School (17 Jan 1942 - 11 Jun 1943)

No 6 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit (11 Jun 1943 - 12 Dec 1944)

Sub-site, No 7 Maintenance Unit (4 Jun 1945 - 11 Aug 1953)

Location

County: - Gloucestershire

Lat/Long:   51:53:38N  02:10:00W

Grid Ref -  SO887218

Height Above Sea Level - 85 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1936

No 25 Group (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Detachments**

225 Sqn (Jul 1940 - Jul 1941)

No 7 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (Jul - 21 Sep 1940)

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

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Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Staxton Wold

Station Badge - RAF Staxton Wold

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1939

Closed -

Currently a Radar Reporting Post

Location

County: - North Yorkshire

Lat/Long:  54:11:13N  00:25:59W

Main units (continued): -

Chain Home Station.

ADGE Reporting Centre

 

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RAF Steamer Point

Station Badge - RAF Steamer Point

Main units (continued): -

Air Headquarters Aden (26 Dec 1941 - 21 Apr 1942)

No 114 Maintenance Unit (1 Dec 1946 - 1 Sep 1967)

HQ, British Forces Arabian Peninsula (1 Oct 1959 - 1 Mar 1961)

HQ, Air Forces Arabian Peninsula (1 Oct 1959 - 1 Mar 1961)

HQ, Air Forces Middle East (1 Mar 1961 - 1 Sep 1967)

Middle East Command (RAF Element) (1 Mar 1961 - 1 Sep 1967)

Location

Country: - Aden

Lat/Long:  12:47:06N  44:58:48E

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Notes

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Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Steeple Morden

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

Detachment - No 11 Operational Training Unit (Dec 1940 - 28 Sep 1942)

Detachment - No 3 Operational Training Unit (xxx 1942 - Feb 1943)

15th Photo-Reconnaissance Sqn, USAAF (27 Oct - 21 Nov 1942)

355th Fighter Group, USAAF (9 Jul 1943 - 3 Jul 1945)

Experimental Scouting Force (12 Jul - Sep 1944)

2nd Scouting Force (Sep 1944 - May 1945)

4th Fighter Group, USAAF (Jul - Nov 1945)

Location

County: - Cambridgeshire

Lat/Long:   52:03:34N  00:06:00W

Grid Ref -  TL300420

Height Above Sea Level - 168 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1940

USAAF (1944)

Closed - 1946

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsControl Towers website

RAF Stoney Cross

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

296 Sqn (25 Jun - 15 Oct 1943)

297 Sqn (1 Sep 1943 - 14 Mar 1944)

299 Sqn (4 Nov 1943 - 15 Mar 1944)

No 3139 Servicing Echelon (19 Feb – 14 Mar 1944)

No 3143 Servicing Echelon (19 Feb - 15 Mar 1944)

367th Fighter Group, USAAF: (5 Apr - 6 Jul 1944)

387th Bomb Group, USAAF (21 Jul - 1 Sep 1944)

232 Sqn (15 Nov 1944 - 14 Feb 1945)

242 Sqn (15 Nov 1944 - 9 Dec 1945)

No 4242 Servicing Echelon (15 Nov 1944 – 9 Dec 1945)

243 Sqn (4 - 6 Jan 1945)

46 Sqn ( 9 Jan 1945 - 11 Oct 1946)

No 4046 Servicing Echelon (9 Jan 1945 – 15 Oct 1946)

No.1 Section, No 1552 (Beam Approach Training) Flt (5 Feb - 13 Apr 1946)

Location

County: - Hampshire

Lat/Long:   50:54:45N  01:39:08W

Grid Ref -  SU248121

Height Above Sea Level - 373 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1942

No 116 Wing (1944)

Closed - 1948

Notes

Main units: -

239 Sqn (25 Jan - 7 Apr 1943)

26 Sqn (27 Feb -3 10 Mar 1943, 13 Mar - 7 Apr 1943)

175 Sqn (1 - 11 Mar 1943, 19 Mar - 8 Apr 1943)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps Atlantikwall websiteControl Towers website

RAF Stormy Down

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 9 Armament Training Station (1 Jun - 1 Sep 1939)

No 7 Air Observers School (1 Sep - 1 Dec 1939)

Advanced Training Sqn, No 2 Flying Training School (Oct -  Nov 1939, Jan - Jun 1940)

No 7 Bombing & Gunnery School (1 Dec 1939-  9 Jun 1941)

Advanced Training Sqn, No 9 Flying Training School (Dec 1939, Mar - Apr 1940)

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

Advanced Training Sqn, No 1 Flying Training School (Jun 1940 - Feb 1942)

No 7 Air Gunners School (9 Jun 1941 - 2 Sep 1944)

No 23 (French) Initial Training Wing (27 Nov 1944 - 6 Apr 1946)

No 40 Initial Training Wing (21 Aug - 27 Nov 1944)

No 68 Gliding School (Jun 1945 - Mar 1947)

No 32 (French) Personnel Reception Centre (30 Jul 1945 - 18 Feb 1946)

Location

County: - Glamorganshire

Lat/Long:   51:30:08N  03:40:00W

Grid Ref -  SS842794

Height Above Sea Level - 350 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1940

No 54 Group (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

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Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Stornoway

Badge of RAF Stornoway

Main units: -

701 Sqn FAA (6 Nov 1940 - 12 Mar 1941)

700 Sqn FAA (11 Nov 1940 - 28 May 1941)

827 Sqn FAA (14 Mar - 1 May 1941

48 Sqn (24 Jul 1941 20 Oct 1941

224 Sqn (xxx - 7 Apr 1942)

500 Sqn (2 Apr 1942 31 Aug 1942

58 Sqn (30 Aug 1942 2 Dec 1942, 28 Aug 1944 25 May 1945

No 303 Ferry Training Unit (15 Dec 1942 - 5 Mar 1943)

518 Sqn (9 Jul 1943 25 Sep 1943

No 1693 (General Reconnaissance) Flt (10 Aug 1944 - xxx xxxx)

825 Sqn FAA (8 - 10 Aug 1944)

842 Sqn FAA (8 - 16 Aug 1944, 22 Aug 1944 10 Sep 1944)

502 Sqn (11 Sep 1944 25 May 1945

No 66 Air/Sea Rescue Marine Craft Unit (30 May 1942 - 15 Nov 1945)

Location

County: - Hebrides

Lat/Long:   58:13:06N  06:20:00W

Grid Ref -  NB459932

Height Above Sea Level - 13 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1941

No 18 Group (1944)

Closed -

Notes

It is now Stornoway Airport

Detachments**

612 Sqn (Jun 1939 - Nov 1940)

500 Sqn (22 Mar - 2 Apr 1942)

160 Sqn (May 1942)

281 Sqn (Oct 1945)

No 102 (Long-Range) Air-Sea Rescue Unit (Oct 1945 - Jul 1946)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps FAA Archive WebsiteOfficers Commanding,

RAF Stradishall

Station badge - RAF Stradishall

Main units (continued): -

No 2725 Sqn RAF regiment (1 Feb 1942 - xxx xxxx)

109 Sqn (6 Apr - 7 Aug 1942)

No 214 Conversion Flt (1 May - 9 Aug 1942)

No 1474 (Special Duties) Flt (4 - 10 Jul 1942)

101 Sqn (11 Aug - 29 Sep 1942)

No 149 Conversion Flt (2 -7 Oct 1942)

No 218 Conversion Flt (2 - 7 Oct 1942)

No 1427 (Ferry Training) Flt (2 Oct 1942 - 1 Apr 1943)

No 7 Conversion Flt (4 - 7 Oct 1942)

No 1657 Heavy Conversion Unit (7 Oct 1942 - 14 May 1944, 5 Oct - 3 Nov 1944)

HQ, Stradishall Base (26 Apr - 16 Sep 1943)

No 26 Heavy Glider Maintenance Section (16 Aug 1943 - 15 Mar 1944)

HQ, No 31 Base (16 Sep 1943 - 1 Nov 1944)

HQ, No 73 Base (1 Nov - 15 Dec 1944)

No 2754 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx xxxx - Jul 1944)

186 Sqn (17 Dec 1944 - 17 Jul 1945)

No 4158 Servicing Echelon (7 May – 28 Dec 1945)

158 Sqn (17 Aug - 28 Dec 1945)

51 Sqn (21 Aug 1945 - 20 Aug 1946)

No 4051 Servicing Echelon (21 Aug 1945 – 20 Aug 1946)

No 1556 Radio Aids Training Flt (15 Sep - Dec 1945)

No 2 Section, No 1552 Radio Aids Training Flt (15 Jan - Mar 1946)

115 Sqn (9 Sep 1946 - 15 Feb 1949)

35 Sqn (18 Sep 1946 - 10 Feb 1949)

149 Sqn (4 Nov 1946 - 28 Feb 1949)

207 Sqn (8 Nov 1946 - 28 Feb 1949)

No 203 Advanced Flying School (19 Jul - 1 Sep 1949)

No 226 Operational Conversion Unit (1 Sep 1949  - 3 Jun 1955)

125 Sqn (31 Mar 1955 - 10 May 1957)

245 Sqn (27 Jun 1955 - 30 Jun 1957)

89 Sqn (15 Dec 1955 - 30 Nov 1958)

152 Sqn (18 Jun 1956 - 16 Jan 1957, 28 Aug 1957 - 31 Jul 1958)

263 Sqn (30 Aug 1957 - 2 Jul 1958)

1 Sqn (2 Jul 1958 - 7 Nov 1961)

85 Sqn (30 Nov 1958 - 5 Jan 1959)

54 Sqn (17 Jul 1959 - 23 Nov 1961)

208 Sqn (29 Mar - 3 Jun 1960)

No 1 Air Navigation School (1 Dec 1961 - 26 Aug 1970)

Location

County: - Suffolk

Lat/Long:  52:08:00N  00:30:45E

Grid Ref:    TL724512

Height above sea level: 382 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1938

No 3 Group (1944)

Closed - 1970

Notes

Used for storage of gliders from 10 Feb 1943 to 15 Mar 1944

Main units: -

9 Sqn (10 Mar 1938 - 15 Jul 1939)

148 Sqn (10 Mar 1938 - 6 Sep 1939, 30 Apr - 20 May 1940)

75 Sqn (13 Jul - 14 Sep1939)

236 Sqn (30 Oct - 9 Dec 1939)

254 Sqn (30 Oct - 9 Dec 1939)

New Zealand Flt (15 Jan - 12 Feb 1940)

214 Sqn (14 Feb 1940 - 5 Jan 1942, 12 Jan - 1 Oct 1942)

150 Sqn (15 Jun - 3 Jul 1940)

No 419 (Special Duties) Flt (9 Oct 1940 - 1 Mar 1941)

No 3 Group Training Flt (1 Feb - 21 May 1941)

No 1419 (Special Duties) Flt (1 Mar - 25 Aug 1941)

HQ and 'C' Flt, 109 Sqn (6 Apr 1941 - xxx xxxx)

Ground Defence Sqn (Apr - 19 Dec1941)

No 21 Blind Approach Training Flt (Oct  1941)

No 1521 Beam Approach Training Flt (Oct  1941 - 15 Mar 1943)

138 Sqn (16 Dec 1941 - 11 Mar 1942)

No 1 Signals Communication Unit (Dec 1941 - Jan 1942)

No 725 Ground Defence Sqn (19 Dec 1941 - 1 Feb 1942)

215 Sqn (5 Jan - 12 Feb 1942)

Detachments**

Photographic Development Unit (Jan - Jul 1940)

311 Sqn (Sep 1940 - Apr 1942)

109 Sqn (Jan - Apr 1942)

Detachment - No 23 Operational Training Unit (27 May - 3 Jun 1942)

208 Sqn (29 Mar - 3 Jun 1960)

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RAF Stranraer

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

Floatplane Training Flt (23 Jun 1940 - xxx xxxx)

Flying Boat Training Sqn (24 Jun 1940 - 16 Mar 1941)

240 Sqn (30 Jul 1940 - 28 Mar 1941)

‘G’ Flt (26 Nov - 24 Dec 1940)

209 Sqn (9 Dec 1940 - 26 Mar 1941)

No 4 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit (16 Mar - 21 Jun 1941)

413 Sqn (1 Jul - 2 Oct 1941)

228 Sqn (9 Oct 1941 - 10 Mar 1942)

Detachment - No 4 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit (28 Feb - 10 Nov 1942)

No 302 Ferry Training Unit (1 Dec 1942 - 22 Jul 1943)

Detachment** - 210 Sqn (Jul 1940 - Apr 1941)

Detachment** - 490 Sqn (Mar - Jun 1943)

Location

County: - Wigtownshire (Dumfries and Galloway)

Lat/Long:   54:54:00N  05:00:54W

Grid Ref - 

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

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Aerial photo on Google Maps

RAF Suez Road

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

8 Sqn (

14 Sqn (

17 Sqn (

55 Sqn (

6 Sqn (

142 Sqn (

145 Sqn (

163 Sqn (

Kilo 61/LG209: -

55 Sqn (

223 Sqn (

Location

Country: -  Egypt

Lat/Long:  29:57:00N  32:32:00  Approx

Height Above Sea Level: 

Operational Control: -

 

Notes

There was also a satellite landing ground known as Suez Road No 2 (Kilo 61 and LG209)

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RAF Sudbury

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

486th Bomb Group, USAAF (5 Apr 1944 - Aug 1945)

Location

County: - Suffolk

Lat/Long:   52:03:26N  00:45:45E

Grid Ref -  TL893435

Height Above Sea Level - 220 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1944

USAAF (1944)

Closed - 1945

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsControl Towers website

RAF Sullom Voe

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

201 Sqn (9 Aug - 6 Nov 1939, 26 May 1940 - 9 Oct 1941)

210 Sqn (4 Nov 1939 - 27 May 1940, 28 Feb - 4 Oct 1942, 21 Apr 1944 - 4 Jun 1945)

204 Sqn (2 Apr 1940 - 5 Apr 1941)

700 Sqn FAA (16 Jul 1940 - 28 May 1941, 28 May 1941 - xxx xxxx)

240 Sqn (4 Nov 1939 - 12 Feb 1940, 27 Mar - 27 May 1940)

413 Sqn (2 Oct 1941 - 1 Mar 1942)

190 Sqn (1 Mar - 31 Dec 1943)

No 6330 (Norwegian) Servicing Echelon (30 May – 14 Jun 1945)

330 Sqn (12 Jul 1943 - 30 May 1945)

Location

County: - Shetlands

Lat/Long:   60:26:58N  01:18:04W

Grid Ref - 

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Detachments**

701 Sqn FAA (13 Mar - 13 Apr 1941)

422 Sqn (Aug - Sep 1942, 8 - xx Jun 1944, 19 Aug 1944 - xxx xxxx)

423 Sqn (8 Jun - xxx 1944, 19 Aug 1944 - xxx xxxx)

461 Sqn (28 Sep - 29 Oct 1944)

333 Sqn (May - Sep 1943)

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Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Sumburgh

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

143 Sqn (29 Sep - 14 Dec 1941)

821 Sqn FAA (5 - 10 Nov 1941)

404 Sqn (1 Dec 1941 - 26 Mar 1942, 5 Aug - 24 Sep 1942)

235 Sqn (25 Mar - 31 May 1942)

No 1 Air/Sea Rescue Marine Craft Unit (28 Mar 1942 - 1 Nov 1944)

‘A’ Flt, 132 Sqn  (xxx - xxxx - 11 Jun 1942, xxx - 2 Jul 1942)

‘B’ Flt , 164 Sqn (12 Jul - 10 Aug 1942)

‘B’ Flt, 132 Sqn  (xxx - 12 Jul 1942)

608 Sqn (5 - 27 Aug 1942)

48 Sqn (23 Sep - 19 Nov 1942)

129 Sqn (29 Nov 1942 - 17 Jan 1943)

‘B’ Flt, 602 Sqn  (xxx - 29 Nov 1942)

‘B’ Flt, 233 Sqn (xxx - 15 Apr 1943)

‘A’ Flt , 313 Sqn (Jun - 20 Jul 1943)

‘B’ Flt, 312 Sqn  (7 - 10 Jul 1943)

‘B’Flt, 310 Sqn (19 Jul 1943 - xxx xxxx)

No 17 Air/Sea Rescue Marine Craft Unit (15 Jan 1944 - 15 Nov 1945)

‘B’ Flt, 118 Sqn  (xxx - 8 Apr 1944)

No 1693 (General Reconnaissance) Flt (14 Jun 1944 - 31 May 1945)

‘A’ Flt, 441 Sqn (30 Dec 1944 - xxx xxxx)

125 Sqn (17 - 20 Jun 1945)

Location

County: - Shetlands

Lat/Long:   59:52:45N  01:17:13W

Grid Ref -  HU395105

Height Above Sea Level - 3 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1936

No 18 Group (1944)

Closed -

Notes

It is now Sumburgh Airport

Main Units: -

Fighter Flt, Shetlands (18 Dec 1939 - 21 Jul 1940)

254 Sqn (16 May - 23 Jul 1940, 7 Jan - 29 May 1941)

232 Sqn (17 Jul - 18 Sep 1940)

248 Sqn (20 Jul 1940 - 6 Jan 1941, 30 May - 3 Aug 1942)

‘B’ Flt, 3 Sqn  (21 Jul 1940 - xxx xxxx)

‘A’ Flt, 3 Sqn  (2 Jan - 29 Mar 1941)

880 Sqn FAA (15 Sep - 11 Oct 1941)

Detachments**

152 Sqn (Oct 1939 - Jul 1940)

272 Sqn (Apr 1941 - xxx xxxx)

17 Sqn (Apr - Sep 1941)

404 Sqn (9 Oct - 1 Dec 1941)

42 Sqn (23 Feb 1942 - xxx xxxx)

235 Sqn (xxx xxxx - 25 Mar 1942)

132 Sqn (22 Mar - 2 Jul 1942)

331 Sqn (22 Mar 1942 - xxx xxxx)

86 Sqn (Mar -  May 1942)

217 Sqn (Mar 1942 - xxx xxxx)

164 Sqn (May - Sep 1942)

236 Sqn (xxx 1941 - 2 Jul 1942)

455 Sqn (9 Jul - 29 Oct 1942)

235 Sqn (xxx - 21 Jul 1942)

144 Sqn (2 - 4 Sep 1942)

125 Sqn (7 Oct - 17 Dec 1942)

234 Sqn (22 Jan - 24 Apr 1943)

66 Sqn (Feb - Jun 1943)

455 Sqn (May 1943)

488 Sqn (Aug 1943 - xxx xxxx)

504 Sqn (Sep - Oct 1943)

453 Sqn (20 Oct 1943 - xxx xxxx)

96 Sqn (Oct - 8 Nov 1943)

307 Sqn (Nov 1943 - Jan 1944)

602 Sqn (Jan -  Mar 1944)

278 Sqn (10 Feb - 21 Apr 1944)

281 Sqn (Jun 1944 - xxx xxxx)

333 Sqn (Jun 1944 - xxx xxxx)

313 Sqn (Jul - Oct 1944)

598 Sqn (Jul - Nov 1944)

248 Sqn (Aug 1944 - xxx xxxx)

611 Sqn (Oct - Dec 1944)

329 Sqn (3 Apr - 15 May 1945)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsBattle of Britain Anniversary website

RAF Sutton Bridge

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

802 Sqn (13 - 30 Aug 1934, 13 - 31 May 1935)

73 Sqn ( 4 - 23 Oct 1937)

No 3 Armament Training Station (1 Apr 1938 - 3 Sep 1939)

803 Sqn (5 - 23 Feb 1939)

264 Sqn (30 Oct - 7 Dec 1939)

266 Sqn (30 Oct 1939 - 1 Mar 1940)

254 Sqn (9 Dec 1939 - 28 Jan 1940)

Towed Target Flt, Sutton Bridge (1 Jan - 20 Apr 1940)

No 11 Group Pool (9 Mar 1940)

No 6 Operational Training Unit (9 Mar - 1 Nov 1940)

No 56 Operational Training Unit (1 Nov 1940 - 27 Mar 1942)

No 12 Group Target Towing Flt (Oct 1941 - 13 Apr 1942)

Pilot Gunnery Instructors Training Wing (28 Mar - 6 Apr 1942)

Central Gunnery School (1 Apr 1942 - 24 Feb 1944)

Gunnery Leaders Wing (5 Sep 1942 - xxx xxxx)

RLG for No 16 Service Flying Training School(24 Feb - 29 May 1944)

RLG for No 7 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit (23 May - 21 Dec 1944)

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

No 58 Maintenance Unit (20 Jul 1954 - 1 Nov 1957)

Location

County: - Lincolnshire

Lat/Long:   52:45:30N  00:12:00E

Grid Ref -  TF476194

Height Above Sea Level - 9 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1926

No 21 Group (1944)

Closed - 1958

Notes

Main units: -

RAF Practice Camp, Sutton Bridge (xxx 1926 - 1 Jan 1932)

407 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (4 Jul 1931 - Jul 1931, 10 Sep 1932 21 Sep 1932

No 3 Armament Training Camp (1 Jan 1932 - 1 Apr 1938)

402 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (10 - 21 Sep 1932)

401 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (22 Sep - 4 Oct 1932)

404 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (23 Sep - 3 Oct 1932)

800 Sqn (10 - 19 Jul 1933, 25 Jun - 13 Jul 1934, 27 Apr - 15 May 1935)

801 Sqn (20 - 28 Jul 1933, 13 May - 1 Jun 1935)

Detachments**

No 11 Flying Training School (30 Nov - 22 Dec 1936)

16 Sqn (Mar - xxx 1938)

64 Sqn (15 - 29 Aug 1939)

613 Sqn (Sep 1940 - Jan 1941)

255 Sqn (26 Feb 1941 - xxx xxxx)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsRAF-Lincolnshire.infoOfficers Commanding,

RAF Sutton on Hull

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

Safety Equipment Workers School (18 Nov 1942 - 31 May 1944)

RAF School of Fire Fighting (1 Aug 1943 -10 Aug 1946, 9 Jun 1947 - 15 Jul 1953)

RAF Central School of Aircraft Recognition (Jan1945 - 7 Jun 1948)

RAF School of Fire Fighting & Anti-Gas (10 Aug 1946  - 9  Jun 1947)

RAF School of Fire Fighting & Rescue (15 Jul 1953 - 7 Oct 1959)

Location

County: - East Yorkshire

Lat/Long:   53:47:13N  00:19:19W

Grid Ref - 

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Main units: -

No 17 Balloon Centre responsible for: -

  • 942 (Balloon) Sqn (25 Jan 1939 - 11 Aug 1941, Sep 1942- Mar 1943)

  • 942/943 (Balloon) Sqn (1 Jan - Sep 1942 - 3 Mar 1943)

  • 943 (Balloon) Sqn (25 Jan 1939 - 1 Jan 1942)

  • 944 (Balloon) Sqn (25 Jan 1939 - 25 Apr 1940, 15 Oct 1940 - 4 Apr 1942)

  • 939/943 Sqn (5 Sep - 5 Dec 1944)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google MapsStation history by Len BaconCommanding Officers,

RAF Swanwick

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

 

 

Location

County: - Hampshire

Lat/Long:   50:53:10N  01:17:13W

Grid Ref -  SU51_09_

Height Above Sea Level -  ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Swanton Morley

Badge of RAF Swanton Morley

Main units (continued): -

No 228 Air Stores Park (15 - 27 Feb 1943, 13 Mar - 27 Apr 1943)

No 2 Group Communication Flt (5 May 1943 - 16 Jan 1944)

No 206 Maintenance Unit (26 Jun 1943 - 21 Aug 1944)

No 17 Heavy Glider Maintenance Section (16 Aug 1943 - 15 Mar 1944)

No 1508 Beam Approach Training Flt (29 Aug 1943 - 1 Mar 1944)

305 Sqn (5 Sep - 18 Nov 1943)

No 3126 Servicing Echelon (15 Oct 1943 – 13 Feb 1944)

No 3129 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (15 Oct – 18 Nov 1943)

No 1482 (Target Towing) Flt (1 Dec 1943 - 1 Apr 1944)

3 Sqn (28 Dec 1943 - 14 Feb 1944)

No 3002 Servicing Echelon (28 Dec 1943 - 14 Feb 1944)

No 100 Group Communication Flt (9 Feb 1944 - 17 Oct 1945)

No 1508 (Gee Training) Flt (1 Mar - 24 Jun 1944)

464 Sqn (25 Mar - 9 Apr 1944)

No 6464 (RNZAF) Servicing Echelon (25 Mar – 17 Apr 1944)

No 2 Group Support Unit (1 Apr - 17 Dec 1944)

180 Sqn (12 - 26 Apr 1944)

613 Sqn (12 - 24 Apr 1944)

487 Sqn (26 - 30 Apr 1944)

320 Sqn (6 - 18 May 1944)

No 6320 (Dutch) Servicing Echelon (6 – 18 May 1944)

No 6107 Servicing Echelon (19 – 25 May 1944)

Bomber Support Development Flt (23 Dec 1944 - 21 Jul 1945)

Radio Warfare Establishment (21 Jul - 27 Sep 1945)

No 10 Air Navigation School (1 Dec 1945  - 30 Sep 1946)

Pilot-Navigation Instructors Course (31 Dec 1945 - xxx xxxx)

No 4 Radio School (5 Dec 1946 - 1 May 1951)

No 1 Air Signallers' School (1 May 1951 - 1 Apr 1957)

No 102 Gliding School (Jun 1953 - 1 Sep 1955)

No 611 Volunteer Gliding School (1 Sep 1955 - 1 Jun 1995)

No 1 Air Electronics School (1 Apr - 23 Dec 1957)

Central Servicing Development Unit/Establishment (1 Jan 1958 - xxx 1995)

No 1 Gliding Centre (8 Dec 1961 - 9 Aug 1971)

No 5 Air Experience Flt (xxx 1966 - xxx 1967)

Location

County: - Norfolk

3.5 miles N of East Dereham

Lat/Long:  52:43:38N  00:58:00E

Grid Ref:  TG002187

Height above sea level: 150 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - Sep 1940

No 2 Group (Sep 1940 - Dec 1944)

No 100 Group (Dec 1944 - Nov 1945)

No 27 Group (Nov 1945 - 1 Jan 1955)

No 23 Group (1 Jan 1955 - 1 Jan 1957)

No 25 Group (1 Jan 1957 - xxx xxxx)

Closed - 6 Sep 1995

Notes

From 10 Feb 1943, the station was used to store Horsa Gliders until 15 Mar 1944

Now used by the Army as Roberts Barracks

Main units: -

105 Sqn (31 Oct 1940 - 9 Dec 1941)

88 Sqn (8 Jul - 1 Aug 1941, 30 Mar - 19 Aug 1943)

152 Sqn (31 Aug - 17 Dec 1941)

No 15 Blind Approach Training Flt (22 Sep - Oct 1941)

No 1515 Beam Approach Training Flt (Oct 1941 - 1 Nov 1943)

No 3040 Servicing Echelon (14 Nov – 17 Dec 1941)

226 Sqn (9 Dec 1941 - 13 Feb 1944)

No 228 Maintenance Unit (4 Oct 1942 - 18 Feb 1943)

Detachments**

107 Sqn (May 1939 - Mar 1941)

110 Sqn (Jun 1939 - Mar 1942)

88 Sqn (19 Aug 1942 - xxx 1943, Aug 1943 - Oct 1944)

98 Sqn (27 Mar - 10 Apr 1944)

Central Gliding School (Aug 1971 - Aug 1977)

Links to related sites/pages

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

RAF Swinderby

Station badge - RAF Swinderby

Main units (continued): -

No 50 Conversion Flt (17 Jun - 21 Aug 1942)

No 61 Conversion Flt (22 Aug - 22 Oct 1942)

No 207 Conversion Flt (22 Aug - 22 Oct 1942)

No 97 Conversion Flt (16 Oct 1942)

No 106 Conversion Flt (16 Oct 1942)

No 1660 Heavy Conversion Unit (22 Oct 1942 - 11 Nov 1946)

No 2776 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx xxxx - xxx xxxx)

HQ, No 51 Base (5 Mar 1943 - 1 Nov 1944)

HQ, No 5 Group (14 Nov 1943 - 15 Dec 1945)*

No 5 Group Communications Flt (14 Nov 1943 - 15 Dec 1945)

HQ, No 75 Base (1 Nov 1944 - 1 Oct 1945)

No 13 Aircraft Modification Centre (20 Sep 1945 - 1 Aug 1946)

No 18 Operational Training Unit (28 Oct - 1 Nov 1946)

No 17 Operational Training Unit (1 Nov 1946 - 15 Mar 1947)

No 201 Advanced Flying School (15 Mar 1947 - 1 Jun 1954)

No 91 Group Communications Flt (9 Apr - 1 May 1947)

HQ, No 91 Group (14 Apr - 1 May 1947)*

HQ, No 21 Group (1 May 1947 - 1 Mar 1955)*

No 21 Group Communication Flt (1 May 1947 - 1 Mar 1955)

No 204 Advanced Flying School (1 Jun 1950 - 13 Feb 1952)

No 8 Flying Training School (22 Aug 1955 - 19 Mar 1964)

No 21 Group Communications Flt (1 May 1957 - 1 Mar 1955)

RLG for RAF College (15 Apr - 15 May 1965, 12 Jul - 14 Aug 1965)

RAF School of Recruit Training (xxx 1964 - 1 Apr 1993)

Flying Selection Sqn (9 Jul 1979 - 1 Jun 1987)

Elementary Flying Training Sqn (1 Jun 1987 - 1 Apr 1993)

*Morton Hall

Location

County: - Lincolnshire

Lat/Long:  53:08:45N  00:40:30W

Grid Ref:  SK873616

Height above sea level: 53 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1940

No 7 Group (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Main units: -

No 3 Air Ammunition Park (Sep 1938 - 1 Oct 1939)

No 93 Maintenance Unit (1 Oct 1939 - 4 Oct 1948) [renamed Norton Disney]

300 Sqn (22 Aug 1940 - 18 Jul 1941)

301 Sqn (29 Aug 1940 - 18 Jul 1941)

455 Sqn (6 Jun 1941 - 8 Feb 1942)

50 Sqn (20 Jul - 26 Nov 1941, 20 Jun - 16 Oct 1942)

No 726 (Ground Defence) Sqn (19 Dec 1941 - 1 Feb 1942)

No 2726 Sqn RAF Regiment (1 Feb 1942 - xxx xxxx)

No 1654 Heavy Conversion Unit (19 May - 15 Jun 1942)

Detachments**

455 Sqn (8 Feb - Apr 1942)

Links to related sites/pages

Bomber Command 60th Anniversary website, RAF-Lincolnshire.info, Officers Commanding, Aerial photo on Google MapsControl Towers website

RAF Sydenham

No Badge authorised

Main units (continued): -

88 Sqn (23 Jun 1940 - 8 Jul 1941)

226 Sqn (27 Jun 1940 - 26 May 1941)

RAF Northern Ireland Communication Flt (xxx 1940 - Oct 1942, xxx - Sep 1945, 3 Dec 1945 - 1 Dec 1946)

Belfast University Air Sqn (8 Jan - 18 May 1941)

HQ, No 75 (Bomber) Wing Defence Flt (10 Feb - 15 Apr 1941)

No 8 Ferry Pilots Pool (Mar 1941 - 1 May 1942)

HQ, No 31 Wing (15 Apr - 29 Jun 1941)

No 8 Ferry Pool ATA (1 May 1942 - 15 Sep 1945)

Queens University Air Sqn (18 May 1941 - 14 Dec 1945, 31 Mar 1947 - Jan 1992)

No 1494 (Target Towing) Flt (13 Apr 1942 - 16 Apr 1943)

No 79 Wing Calibration Flt (14 Jul - 19 Oct 1942)

No 203 Gliding School (Sep 1949 - Nov 1952)

3 Civilian Fighter Control Co-operation Unit (8 Mar 1957 - 21 Jun 1958)

No 13 Air Experience Flt (8 Sep 1958 - xxx 1973, 31 Mar 1978 - 31 Jul 1996)

Location

County: - County Antrim/Down?

Lat/Long:   54:37:05N  05:52:21W

Grid Ref - 

Height Above Sea Level - 15 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

Closed -

Notes

It is now known as George Best International Airport

Main units: -

No 24 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School (1 Jan - 3 Sep 1939)

No 23 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School (2 - 3 Sep 1939)

No 24 Elementary Flying Training School (3 Sep 1939 - 22 Jul 1940)

Detachments

No 6 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (13 Feb 1942 - 30 May 1943)

No 1480 Flt (21 - 29 Sep 1942)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps FAA Archive WebsiteOfficers Commanding Control Towers website,

RAF Syerston

Station Badge - RAF Syerston

Main units (continued): -

No 408 Conversion Flt (16 May - 19 Jun 1942)

207 Sqn (23 Aug - 13 Sep 1942)

106 Sqn (30 Sep 1942 - 11 Nov 1943)

RLG for No 16 Flying Training School (xxx 1942 - xxx 1943)

No 27 Heavy Glider Maintenance Section (16 Aug 1943 - 15 Mar 1944)

No 1485 Flt (12 Nov 1943 - 26 Feb 1944)

No 1668 Heavy Conversion Unit (17 - 21 Nov 1943)

No 5 Lancaster Finishing School (21 Nov 1943 - 1 Apr 1945)

No 1690 Bomber (Defence) Training Flt (5 Feb - 13 Jul 1944, 4 Jun - 12 Oct 1945)

HQ No 56 Base (1 Oct 1944 - 25 Apr 1945)

Bomber Command Film Flight Unit (22 Apr - 17 Oct 1945)

49 Sqn (22 Apr - 28 Sep 1945)

No 1333 Conversion Flt (25 Oct 1945 - 5 Jan 1948)

504 Sqn (10 May - 8 Nov 1946)

No 1331 Conversion Flt (15 Dec 1946 - 5 Jan 1948)

No 22 Flying Training School (1 Feb 1948 - 1 May 1955)

No 1 Flying Training School (1 May 1955 - 18 Nov 1957)

No 2 Flying Training School (18 Nov 1957 - 16 Jan 1970)

RLG for RAF College (xxx 1972 - xxx xxxx)

Central Gliding School (31 Jan 1975 - 1 Oct 1976)

No 644 Volunteer Gliding School (31 Mar 1975 - Current)

Air Cadet Central Gliding School (1 Oct 1976 - Current)

No 643 Volunteer Gliding School (10 Oct 1992 - Current)

645 Volunteer Gliding School ( xxx xxxx - 1 Apr 1999)

Location

County: - Nottinghamshire

Lat/Long:  53:01:15N  00:54:45W

Grid Ref:  SK730480

Height above sea level:  211ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1 Nov 1940

No 1o 1 Group (1 Nov 1940 - Dec 1941)

No 5 Group (May 1942 - 20 Oct 1945)

No 4 Group (20 Oct 1945 - 7 Jan 1948)

No 23 Group (7 Jan 1958 - 1971)

Main units: -

304 Sqn (2 Dec 1940 - 19 Jul 1941)

305 Sqn (2 Dec 1940 - 20 Jul 1941)

408 Sqn (20 Jul - 9 Dec 1941)

61 Sqn (5 May 1942 - 16 Nov 1943)

No 61 Conversion Flt (5 May - 22 Aug 1942)

Detachments**

305 Sqn (Nov - 3 Dec 1940)

Links to related sites/pages

Bomber Command 60th Anniversary website, Officers Commanding, Atlantikwall website, Aerial photo on Google MapsControl Towers website

RAF Sylt

Station Badge - RAF Sylt

Main units (continued): -

33 Sqn (17 Sep - 6 Oct 1945,  31 Mar - 8 May 1946)

3 Sqn (6 - 23 Oct 1945, 22 Oct - 25 Nov 1946)

No 6003 Servicing Echelon (6 – 23 Oct 1945)

69 Sqn (9 - 27 Oct 1945)

80 Sqn (28 Oct - 18 Nov 1945, 4 May - 12 Jun 1946,14 Feb - 22 Mar 1947)

21 Sqn (9 - 30 Nov 1945, 30 Mar - 27 Apr 1946, 6 Nov - 12 Dec 1946)

No 6021 Servicing Echelon (9 – 30 Nov 1945, 6 Nov – 12 Dec 1946)

411 Sqn (16 Nov - 4 Dec 1945)

412 Sqn (7 - 21 Dec 1945)

26 Sqn (8 - 24 Dec 1945, 6 Jan - 14 Feb 1947)

56 Sqn (31 Dec 1945 - 22 Jan 1946)

305 Sqn (2 - 19 Jan 1946, 18 Jun - 11 Jul 1946)

107 Sqn (20 Jan - 3 Feb 1946, 22 Jul - 22 Aug 1946, 17 - 24 Feb 1947, 26 Feb - 22 Mar 1947, 26 Sep - 18 Oct 1947)

308 Sqn (22 Jan - 9 Feb 1946)

4 Sqn (4 - 17 Feb 1946, 6 Sep - 9 Oct 1946, 5 - 22 Aug 1947)

2 Sqn (10 Feb - 5 Mar 1946, 19 Aug - 16 Sep 1946)

41 Sqn (28 Feb - 29 Mar 1946)

350 Sqn (7 - 29 Mar 1946)

349 Sqn (8 May - 14 Jun 1946)

16 Sqn (21 Jun - 14 Jul 1946)

317 Sqn (Jul - 16 Aug 1946)

Armament Practice Station, Sylt (17 Jul 1946 - 29 Feb 1948, Feb 1949 - 16 Oct 1961)

2nd Tactical Air Force Air Sea Rescue Flt (Feb 1955 - Sep 1961)

Location

Country: - Germany

Lat/Long:  54:54:48N  08:20:26E

Height Above Sea Level:  51 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened - 1945

Closed - 29 Feb 1948

Re-opened - Feb 1949

Closed - 16 Oct 1961

Notes

Originally known as B170 Westerland, it was renamed RAF Sylt on 27 Sep 1945.

It was handed over to the Luftwaffe in 1961.

Main units: -

No 2765 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx xxxx - xxx xxxx)

No 2781 Sqn RAF Regiment (xxx xxxx - xxx xxxx)

No 25 Armament Practice Camp (15 Jul 1945 - 17 Jul 1946)

302 Sqn (27 Aug - 14 Sep 1945, 27 - 31 Aug 1946)

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,

RAF Sywell

No Badge authorised

Main units: -

No 6 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School (10 Jun 1935 - 3 Sep 1939)

No 8 Civil Air  Navigation School (2 Sep - 1 Nov 1939)

No 6 Elementary Flying Training School (3 Sep 1939 - 12 May 1947)

No 8 Air Observer & Navigation School (1 - 12 Nov 1939)

No 6 Reserve Flying School (12 May 1947 - 31 Mar 1953)

No 4 Basic Flying Training School (15 Nov 1951 - 30 Jun 1953)

Location

County: - Northamptonshire

Lat/Long:   52:18:15N  00:47:30W

Grid Ref -  SP823682

Height Above Sea Level - 365 ft

Operational Control: -

Opened -

No 50 Group (1944)

Closed -

Notes

Links to related sites/pages

Aerial photo on Google Maps,   Control Towers website

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