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Coastal Area - January 1924

Directly Administered by Area HQ

33-34 Tavistock Place, London WC1

Unit Location
Inspector of Recruiting RAF (b):- 4 Henrietta St, Covent Gardens, London WC2
  1. RAF Recruiting Depot
  2. RAF Recruiting Depot
  3. RAF Recruiting Depot
  4. RAF Recruiting Depot
  1. 4 Henrietta St, Covent Gardens, London WC2
  2. Birmingham
  3. Bristol
  4. Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Air Ministry, Wireless Section (b) Air Ministry, Kingsway, WC2
RAF Central Hospital (c) Finchley
Research Laboratory and Medical Officers' School of Instruction (d) Holly Hill, Hampstead NW3
Central Medical Board (d) Holly Hill, Hampstead NW3
Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment (a) Isle of Grain
Care and Maintenance Party Felixstowe
Care and Maintenance Party Donibristle
RAF Base Leuchars
  1. HQ
  2. No 401 (Fleet Fighter) Flt
  3. No 402 (Fleet Fighter) Flt
  4. No 403 (Fleet Fighter) Flt
  5. No 404 (Fleet Fighter) Flt
  6. No 440 (Fleet Reconnaissance) Flt
  7. No 441 (Fleet Reconnaissance) Flt
  8. No 442 (Fleet Reconnaissance) Flt

RAF complements in: -

  • HMS Argus
  • HMS Eagle (e)
  • HMS Hermes (e)

(a) Controlled directly by the Air Ministry as laid down in AMWO 822/1921.

(b) Under the Air Ministry for technical administration.

(c) Under Principal Medical Officer, Coastal Area, for all purposes.

(d) Under Director of Medical Services for technical administration (Medical).

(e) Not in commission

No 10 Group (HQ - Lee-on-Solent)

Unit Location
RAF Base Calshot
  1. HQ
  2. No 480 (Flying Boat) Flt
  3. HQ Training Sqn
  4. Air Pilotage Flt
  5. Seaplane Training Flt
  6. Marine Training Section
RAF Base Gosport
  1. HQ
  2. No 420 (Fleet Spotter) Flt
  3. No 421 (Fleet Spotter) Flt
  4. No 422 (Fleet Spotter) Flt
  5. No 460 (Fleet Torpedo) Flt
  6. No 461 (Fleet Torpedo) Flt
  7. Development Flight
School of Naval Co-operation Lee-on-Solent
Care and Maintenance Party Cattewater
Development Flight (for HMS Pegasus) Cattewater

Source: January 1924 Air Force List

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