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Training Command - August 1936

No 23 Group (HQ - 'St Vincents', Grantham)

Unit Location
No 1 Flying Training School RAF Leuchars
No 2 Flying Training School RAF Digby
No 3 Flying Training School RAF Grantham
No 5 Flying Training School RAF Sealand
No 6 Flying Training School RAF Netheravon
No 7 Flying Training School RAF Peterborough
No 8 Flying Training School RAF Montrose
No 9 Flying Training School RAF Thornaby
No 10 Flying Training School RAF Tern Hill
No 11 Flying Training School RAF Wittering
Central Flying School RAF Upavon
Packing Depot (b) RAF Sealand
No 3 Aircraft Storage Unit (p) RAF Sealand
School of Air Navigation (n) RAF Manston
No 48 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn RAF Manston
No 206 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn RAF Manston

No 24 Group (HQ -

Unit Location
RAF Station Halton Halton, Wendover, Buckinghamshire
No 1 School of Technical Training (Apprentices) RAF Halton
School of Cookery RAF Halton
RAF Hospital RAF Halton
RAF Institute of Pathology and Tropical Medicine (c) RAF Halton
Medical Training Depots (c) RAF Halton
Home Aircraft Depot RAF Henlow
RAF Depot RAF Uxbridge
RAF Officers' Hospital RAF Uxbridge
RAF Central Band RAF Uxbridge
Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment RAF Martlesham Heath
Central Medical Establishment* London
Air Ministry Wireless Station London
Record Office (a) Ruislip
Inspector of Recruiting* London
Station HQ Manston, Kent
No 3 School of Technical Training (Men) (a) RAF Manston
Reception Depot RAF West Drayton
RAF Station South Farnborough** South Farnborough, Hampshire
School of Photography** RAF South Farnborough
Experimental Section, RAE RAF South Farnborough
No 1 Stores Depot RAF Kidbrooke
No 2 Stores Depot Altrincham
No 3 Stores Depot Milton
No 4 Stores Depot Ruislip

* Also shown under No 6 (Auxiliary) Group

** Also shown under No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

Armament Group (HQ - Eastchurch)

Unit Location
Air Armament School RAF Eastchurch
Station HQ North Coates Fitties, Lincolnshire
Air Observers' School RAF North Coates Fitties
No 1 Armament Training Camp RAF Catfoss
No 2 Armament Training Camp RAF North Coates Fitties
No 3 Armament Training Camp RAF Sutton Bridge
Temporary Armament Training Camp RAF Aldergrove
Temporary Armament Training Camp Tentsmuir (RAF Leuchars)

RAF Cranwell

Unit Location
  1. RAF College
  2. Electrical and Wireless School
  3. Hospital
  4. Supplies Depot
  5. RAF College Band
  6. School of Store Accounting and Storekeeping

(a) Directly under the Air Ministry (Director of Training) for technical administration.

(b) Directly under the Air Ministry (Director of Organisation - Signals Branch) for technical administration.

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

Source - August 1936 Air Force List

This page was last updated on 08/07/19

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