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Air Defence of Great Britain - July 1933

Wessex Bombing Area (HQ - Andover)

Unit Location
Station HQ Abingdon, Oxfordshire
No 40 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Abingdon
Station Flt RAF Abingdon
Station HQ Andover, Oxfordshire
No 12 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Andover
No 101 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Andover
RAF Staff College (a) Andover
Station Flt RAF Andover
Air Pilotage School RAF Andover
No 33 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Bicester
Station HQ Bircham Newton, Norfolk
No 35 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Bircham Newton
No 207 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Bircham Newton
Station HQ Boscombe Down
No 9 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Boscombe Down
No 10 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Boscombe Down
Station HQ Upper Heyford
No 18 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Upper Heyford
No 99 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Upper Heyford
No 57 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Upper Heyford
Station Flt RAF Upper Heyford
Station HQ Worthy Down
No 7 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Worthy Down
No 58 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Worthy Down
Oxford University Air Sqn (a) Oxford

Fighting Area (HQ - Uxbridge)

Unit Location
Station HQ Biggin Hill
No 23 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Biggin Hill
No 32 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Biggin Hill
Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Flt RAF Biggin Hill
Station HQ Duxford
No 19 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Duxford
Station Flt RAF Duxford
No 25 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Hawkinge
Station HQ Hornchurch
No 54 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Hornchurch
No 111 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Hornchurch
Station HQ Northolt
No 24 (Communication) Sqn (b) RAF Northolt
No 41 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Northolt
Station HQ North Weald
No 29 (Fighter) Sqn RAF North Weald
No 56 (Fighter) Sqn RAF North Weald
Station HQ Tangmere
No 1 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Tangmere
No 43 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Tangmere
Station HQ Upavon
No 3 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Upavon
No 17 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Upavon
Cambridge University Air Sqn (a) Cambridge

No 1 Air Defence Group (HQ - 145 Sloane Street, Sloane Square, London SW1)

Unit Location
Central Medical Establishment (d) 3-4 Clement's Inn, WC2
Inspector of Recruiting (e) Gwydyr House, London SW1
  1. RAF Recruiting Depot
  1. Gwydyr House, London SW1
No 500 (County of Kent) (Bomber) Sqn Manston
No 501 (City of Bristol) (Bomber) Sqn Filton
No 502 (Ulster) (Bomber) Sqn RAF Aldergrove
No 503 (City of Lincoln) (Bomber) Sqn RAF Waddington
No 504 (County of Nottingham) Sqn Hucknall
Auxiliary Air Force Units
No 600 (City of London) (Bomber) Sqn RAF Hendon
No 601 (County of London) (Bomber) Sqn RAF Hendon
No 602 (City of Glasgow) (Bomber) Sqn Renfrew
No 603 (City of Edinburgh) (Bomber) Sqn RAF Turnhouse
No 604 (County of Middlesex) Sqn RAF Hendon
No 605 (County of Warwick) (Bomber) Sqn Castle Bromwich
No 607 (County of Durham) (Bomber) Sqn Usworth
No 608 (North Riding) (Bomber) Sqn Thornaby
Station HQ RAF Hendon
Superintendent, RAF Reserve RAF Hendon

(a) Directly under Air Ministry (DOSD) for training.

(b) Directly under Air Ministry (D of T) for operations.

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

(e) Directly under Air Ministry for technical administration.

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

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