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Fighter Command - April 1939

No 11 (Fighter) Group (HQ - Uxbridge)

Unit Location/Administered by
RAF Station Biggin Hill Biggin Hill, Kent
No 32 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Biggin Hill
No 79 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Biggin Hill
No 605 (County of Warwick) (Fighter) Sqn AAF Castle Bromwich
RAF Station Debden Debden, Essex
No 29 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Debden
No 85 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Debden
No 87 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Debden
No 501 (County of Gloucester) (Fighter) Sqn AAF Filton
No 2 Ferry Pilots' Pool Filton
No 25 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Hawkinge
RAF Station Hendon Hendon, Middlesex
No 24 (Communication) Sqn (b) RAF Hendon
No 600 (City of London) (Fighter) Sqn AAF RAF Hendon
No 601 (Country of London) (Fighter) Sqn AAF RAF Hendon
No 604 (County of Middlesex) (Fighter) Sqn AAF RAF Hendon
RAF Station Hornchurch Hornchurch, Essex
No 54 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Hornchurch
No 65 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Hornchurch
No 74 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Hornchurch
RAF Station Kenley Kenley, Surrey
No 3 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Kenley
No 17 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Kenley
No 615 (County of Surrey) (Fighter) Sqn AAF RAF Kenley
RAF Station Northolt Northolt, Middlesex
Station Flt RAF Northolt
No 111 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Northolt
University of London Air Sqn (a) RAF Northolt
RAF Station North Weald North Weald, Essex
No 56 (Fighter) Sqn RAF North Weald
No 151 (Fighter) Sqn RAF North Weald
RAF Station Tangmere Tangmere, Sussex
No 1 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Tangmere
No 43 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Tangmere

(a) Directly under Director of Training for training.

(b) Directly under Director of Training for operations.

No 12 (Fighter) Group (HQ - Hucknall)

Unit Location/Administered by
No 602 (City of Glasgow) (Fighter) Sqn AAF RAF Abbotsinch
RAF Station Catterick Catterick, North Riding of Yorkshire
No 41 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Catterick
RAF Station Church Fenton Church Fenton, West Riding of Yorkshire
No 64 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Church Fenton
No 72 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Church Fenton
RAF Station Digby Digby, Lincolnshire
No 46 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Digby
No 73 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Digby
No 616 (South Yorkshire) (Fighter) Sqn AAF Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire
RAF Station Duxford Duxford, Cambridgeshire
Station Flt RAF Duxford
No 19 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Duxford
No 66 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Duxford
Cambridge University Air Sqn (a) RAF Duxford
No 610 (County of Chester) (Fighter) Sqn AAF Hooton Park
RAF Station Hucknall Hucknall, Nottinghamshire
No 1 Ferry Pilots' Pool RAF Hucknall
No 504 (County of Nottingham) (Fighter) Sqn AAF RAF Hucknall
No 611 (West Lancashire) (Fighter) Sqn AAF Speke
RAF Station Usworth Usworth, County Durham
No 607 (County of Durham) (Fighter) Sqn AAF RAF Usworth
RAF Station Wittering Wittering, Leicestershire
No 23 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Wittering
No 213 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Wittering
No 603 (City of Edinburgh) (Fighter) Sqn AAF RAF Turnhouse
No 609 (West Riding) (Fighter) Sqn AAF Yeadon

(a) Directly under Director of Training for training.

No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group (HQ - Farnborough)

Unit Location/Administered by
No 26 (Army Co-operation) Sqn RAF Catterick
RAF Station Farnborough Farnborough, Hampshire
School of Photography (a) RAF Farnborough
Experimental Section RAE RAF Farnborough
No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit RAF Farnborough
RAF Station Hawkinge Hawkinge, Kent
No 2 (Army Co-operation) Sqn RAF Hawkinge
RAF Station Odiham (No 50 (Army Co-operation) Wing) Odiham, Hampshire
No 13 (Army Co-operation) Sqn RAF Odiham
No 4 (Army Co-operation) Sqn RAF Odiham
No 53 (Army Co-operation) Sqn RAF Odiham
RAF Station Old Sarum Old Sarum, Wiltshire
School of Army Co-operation RAF Old Sarum
No 16 (Army Co-operation) Sqn RAF Old Sarum
No 59 (Army Co-operation) Sqn RAF Old Sarum
No 614 (County of Glamorgan) (Army Co-operation) Sqn AAF Cardiff

(a) For station administration only

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

County names used are those in use at the time

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