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Air Defence of Great Britain - January 1934

Western Area (HQ - Andover)

Unit Location
No 502 (Ulster) (Bomber) Sqn RAF Aldergrove
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
Station HQ Boscombe Down
No 9 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Boscombe Down
No 10 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Boscombe Down
No 500 (County of Kent) (Bomber) Sqn Manston
No 503 (City of Lincoln) (Bomber) Sqn RAF Waddington
Station HQ Worthy Down
No 7 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Worthy Down
No 58 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Worthy Down

Central Area (HQ - Abingdon)

Unit Location
Station HQ Abingdon, Oxfordshire
No 40 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Abingdon
Station Flt RAF Abingdon
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
No 501 (City of Bristol) (Bomber) Sqn Filton
No 504 (County of Nottingham) Sqn Hucknall
Station HQ Upper Heyford
No 18 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Upper Heyford
No 57 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Upper Heyford
No 99 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Upper Heyford
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 41 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Northolt
Detached Flight, No 24 (Communication) 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
RAF Storage Section (b) RAF Kenley

No 1 Air Defence Group (HQ - 33-34 Tavistock Place, London, WC1)

Unit Location
Central Medical Establishment (c) 3-4 Clement's Inn, WC2
Inspector of Recruiting (d) Gwydyr House, London SW1
  1. RAF Recruiting Depot
  1. Gwydyr House, London SW1
Station HQ RAF Hendon
Superintendent, RAF Reserve (f) RAF Hendon
No 24 (Communication) Sqn (HQ and 2 Flights) (g) RAF Hendon
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 Hendon
Superintendent RAF Reserve (f) RAF Hendon

Observer Corps (Hillingdon House, Uxbridge)

Unit Location
No 1 Group  
No 2 Group  
No 3 Group  
No 17 Group  
No 18 Group  

(a) Directly under Air Ministry (Director of Training) for training.

(b) Administered as laid down in AMO A113/34

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

(e) Directly under Air Ministry (Deputy Director of Manning) for technical administration.

(f) Directly responsible to the Air Ministry for the command, training and administration of the Reserve of Air Force Officers.

(g) Directly under Air Ministry (Director of Training) for operations.

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

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