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Training Command - July 1937

RAF Cranwell

Unit Location/Administered by
RAF Station Cranwell Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
RAF College RAF Cranwell
Electrical and Wireless School RAF Cranwell
RAF College Band RAF Cranwell
RAF Hospital RAF Cranwell
Supplies Depot RAF Cranwell
Equipment Training School (Airmen) RAF Cranwell

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

Unit Location/Administered by
Central Flying School RAF Upavon
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 Hullavington
No 10 Flying Training School RAF Tern Hill
No 11 Flying Training School RAF Wittering
Packing Depot RAF Sealand
School of Air Navigation RAF Manston
No 48 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn RAF Manston
Station Flt RAF Tern Hill

No 24 (Training) Group

Unit Location/Administered by
RAF Station Cardington Cardington, Bedfordshire
No 1 Balloon Training Unit RAF Cardington
Royal Airship Works (e) RAF Cardington
RAF Station Farnborough Farnborough, Hampshire
School of Photography RAF Farnborough
Experimental Section RAE RAF Farnborough
Station HQ RAF Halton
No 1 School of Technical Training (Apprentices) RAF Halton
School of Cookery RAF Halton
Princess Mary's Hospital RAF Halton
RAF Institute of Pathology and Tropical Medicine (b) RAF Halton
Medical Training Depot (b) RAF Halton
Home Aircraft Depot RAF Henlow
Medical Stores Depot RAF Kidbrooke
Central Medical Establishment (b) London
Air Ministry Wireless Section (a) London
Inspector of Recruiting (d) London
Station HQ RAF Manston
No 3 School of Technical Training (Men) RAF Manston
Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment RAF Martlesham Heath
No 2 Equipment (Ammunition) Sub-Depot RAF Pulham
No 2 Balloon Training Unit Rollestone Camp
Record Office (d) Ruislip
RAF Depot RAF Uxbridge
RAF Officers' Hospital RAF Uxbridge
RAF Central Band (c) RAF Uxbridge
School of Physical Training RAF Uxbridge
Reception Depot RAF West Drayton
No 1 Equipment Depot RAF Kidbrooke
No 2 Equipment Depot RAF Altrincham
No 3 Equipment Depot RAF Milton
No 4 Equipment Depot RAF Ruislip
No 11 Equipment Depot RAF Chilmark
No 1 MT Storage Unit Wembley
No 1 MT Storage Unit Norwich
'B' Equipment Depot Hammersmith

(a) Directly under Director of Signals for technical administration.

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

(c) Administered as laid down in KR & ACI 2062

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

(e) Directly under the Air Ministry for technical administration.

Armament Group

Unit Location/Administered by
Air Armament School RAF Eastchurch
No 1 Armament Training Camp RAF Catfoss
No 2 Armament Training Camp RAF Aldergrove
RAF Station Aldergrove Aldergrove, Northern Ireland
Station Flt RAF Aldergrove
Temporary Armament Training Camp RAF Leuchars
No 3 Armament Training Camp RAF Sutton Bridge
RAF Station North Coates Fitties North Coates Fitties, Lincolnshire
Air Observers School RAF North Coates Fitties
Temporary Armament Training Camp RAF North Coates Fitties
No 4 Armament Training Station RAF West Freugh
No 5 Armament Training Station RAF Penrhos

Superintendent of RAF Reserve and Inspector of Civil Flying Training Schools

Directly responsible to the Air Ministry for the command, training and administration of the RAFO and for the flying training of airmen pilots of the Air Force Reserve.

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

County names used are those in use at the time

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