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Training Command - November 1939

No 21 (Training) Group (HQ - Cranwell)

Unit Location/Administered by
RAF College RAF Cranwell
No 8 Flying Training School RAF Montrose
No 12 Flying Training School RAF Grantham
No 14 Flying Training School RAF Kinloss
No 15 Flying Training School RAF Lossiemouth
No 1 Electrical and Wireless School RAF Cranwell
No 2 Electrical and Wireless School RAF Yatesbury
RDF School (Not yet formed) RAF Yatesbury
Equipment Training School (Men) RAF Cranwell
School of Clerks, Accounting RAF Cranwell
Supplies Depot RAF Cranwell
RAF Hospital RAF Cranwell

No 23 (Training) Group (HQ - RAF Grantham)

Unit Location/Administered by
Central Flying School RAF Upavon
No 1 Flying Training School RAF Netheravon
No 2 Flying Training School RAF Brize Norton
No 3 Flying Training School RAF South Cerney
No 5 Flying Training School RAF Sealand
No 6 Flying Training School RAF Little Rissington
No 7 Flying Training School RAF Peterborough
No 9 Flying Training School RAF Hullavington
No 10 Flying Training School RAF Tern Hill
No 11 Flying Training School RAF Shawbury
School of Air Navigation RAF St Athan - Station in No 24 Group
Station Flt (Includes Training Command HQ aircraft) RAF Tern Hill

No 24 (Training) Group (HQ - Halton Camp)

Unit Location/Administered by
No 1 Recruit Receiving Centre RAF Uxbridge
No 2 Recruit Receiving Centre RAF Cardington
No 3 Recruit Receiving Centre RAF Padgate
No 4 Recruit Receiving Centre RAF Bridgnorth - under construction
No 1 School of Technical Training RAF Halton
No 2 School of Technical Training RAF Cosford
No 3 School of Technical Training RAF Blackpool
No 4 School of Technical Training RAF St Athan
No 5 School of Technical Training RAF Locking
No 6 School of Technical Training RAF Hednesford
No 7 School of Technical Training RAF Gloucester
No 8 School of Technical Training RAF Weeton
Miscellaneous Technical Training Unit (1 Wing of Electricians and Machine Tool Setters and Operators) RAF Henlow
No 1 Supplementary School of Technical Training Northampton Polytechnic, London
No 2 Supplementary School of Technical Training Regent Street Polytechnic, London
School of Physical Training RAF Uxbridge
RAF Service Police HQ and School RAF Uxbridge
School of Cookery RAF Halton
Equipment Training School (Officers) RAF Halton
Equipment Training School (Officers) RAF Little Rissington
School of Aeronautical Engineering (Officers) RAF Henlow
School of Administration Gerrards Cross
School of Photography RAF Farnborough
Medical Training Depot RAF Halton
RAF Institute of Pathology and Tropical Medicine RAF Halton
RAF Central Band RAF Uxbridge
Air Ministry W/T Station RAF Leighton Buzzard
Central Medical Establishment London
Inspector of Recruiting London
Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment RAF Boscombe Down
Special Duty Flight RAF St Athan
Record Office Ruislip
Central Trade Test Board RAF Uxbridge
WAAF Depot RAF West Drayton
No 3 Recruits Training Pool RAF Hawkinge
No 4 Recruits Training Pool RAF Martlesham
No 5 Recruits Training Pool RAF Finningley
No 6 Recruits Training Pool RAF Upwood
No 7 Recruits Training Pool RAF Felixstowe
No 8 Recruits Training Pool RAF Manston
RAF Hospital (Officers) RAF Uxbridge
Princess Mary's Hospital RAF Halton
RAF Hospital Littleport
RAF Officers' Convalescent Hospital Torquay
RAF Neurological Hospital Matlock

No 25 (Armament) Group (HQ - Brize Norton)

Unit Location/Administered by
No 1 Air Armament School RAF Manby
No 2 Air Armament School RAF Pembrey
No 3 Air Observers School RAF Aldergrove
No 4 Air Observers School RAF West Freugh
No 5 Air Observers School RAF Jurby
No 7 Air Observers School RAF Porthcawl
No 8 Air Observers School RAF Evanton
No 9 Air Observers School RAF Penrhos
No 10 Air Observers School RAF Warmwell
No 1 Recruits Training Pool RAF Catfoss
No 2 Recruits Training Pool RAF North Coates
No 2 Air Observers School RAF Acklington
No 1 Armament Training Station RAF Catfoss
No 2 Armament Training Station RAF Aldergrove
RAF Station Eastchurch (C & M) Eastchurch, Kent

Source - SD161 (1st Issue), November 1939

County names used are those in use at the time

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