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Bomber Command - August 1936

No 1 (Bomber) Group (HQ - Abingdon)

Unit Location/Administered by
RAF Station Abingdon Abingdon, Berkshire
No 15 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Abingdon
No 40 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Abingdon
No 98 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Abingdon
No 104 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Abingdon
Station Flt RAF Abingdon
Oxford University Air Sqn (a) RAF Abingdon
RAF Station Bircham Newton Bircham Newton, Norfolk
No 49 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Bircham Newton
No 207 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Bircham Newton
RAF Station Upper Heyford Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire
No 18 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Upper Heyford
No 57 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Upper Heyford
No 218 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Upper Heyford

(a) Directly under Director of Training for training.

No 2 (Bomber) Group (HQ - Andover)

Unit Location/Administered by
RAF Station Abbotsinch Abbotsinch, Renfrew
No 21 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Abbotsinch
No 34 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Abbotsinch

No 3 (Bomber) Group (HQ - Mildenhall)

Unit Location/Administered by
RAF Station Aldergrove Aldergrove, Northern Ireland
No 9 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Aldergrove
Armament Training Camp RAF Aldergrove
RAF Station Andover Andover, Hampshire
No 12 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Andover
No 142 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Andover
No 214 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Andover
RAF Staff College RAF Andover
Station Flt RAF Andover
No 101 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Bicester
RAF Station Boscombe Down RAF Boscombe Down
No 10 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Boscombe Down
No 97 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Boscombe Down
RAF Station Driffield Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire
RAF Station Finningley Finningley, West Riding of Yorkshire
RAF Station Mildenhall Mildenhall, Suffolk
No 99 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Mildenhall
No 38 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Mildenhall
RAF Station Worthy Down Worthy Down, Hampshire
No 7 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Worthy Down
No 102 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Worthy Down
No 58 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Upper Heyford
No 215 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Upper Heyford
RAF Station Wyton Wyton, Huntingdonshire

No 6 (Auxiliary) Group (HQ - 33-34 Tavistock Place, London, WC1)


Unit Location
Central Medical Establishment* 3-4 Clement's Inn, WC2
Inspector of Recruiting* Victory House, Kingsway, WC2
RAF Recruiting Depot Victory House, Kingsway, WC2
No 24 (Communication) Sqn (HQ and 2 Flights) Hendon
No 1 MT Storage Unit Hendon
No 1 Aircraft Storage Unit Waddington
Special Reserve Unit
No 502 (Ulster) (Bomber) Sqn Aldergrove
Auxiliary Air Force Units
No 500 (County of Kent) (Bomber) Sqn Manston
No 501 (City of Bristol) (Bomber) Sqn Filton
No 503 (City of Lincoln) (Bomber) Sqn Waddington
No 504 (County of Nottingham) Sqn Hucknall
No 600 (City of London) (Fighter) Sqn AAF RAF Hendon
No 601 (Country of London) (Fighter) Sqn AAF RAF Hendon
No 602 (City of Glasgow) (Bomber) Sqn AAF RAF Abbotsinch
No 602 (City of Edinburgh) (Bomber) Sqn AAF RAF Turnhouse
No 604 (County of Middlesex) (Fighter) Sqn AAF RAF Hendon
No 605 (County of Warwick) (Bomber) Sqn AAF Castle Bromwich
No 607 (County of Durham) (Bomber) Sqn AAF RAF Usworth
No 608 (North Riding) (Bomber) Sqn AAF RAF Thornaby
No 609 (West Riding) (Bomber) Sqn Yeadon
No 610 (County of Chester) (Bomber) Sqn Hooton Park
No 611 (West Lancashire) (Bomber) Sqn Speke
RAF Station Hendon Hendon, Middlesex
RAF Station Hucknall Hucknall, Nottinghamshire

* Also shown under No 24 (Training) Group

Source - August 1936 Air Force List

County names used are those in use at the time

This page was last updated on 08/07/19

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