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India Command - June 1942

Unit Location Notes
Staging Party Allahabad  
RAF Station Ambala    
No 1 School of Technical Training RAF Ambala  
Central Wireless Station RAF Ambala  
No 1 Service Flying Training School RAF Ambala  
No 303 Maintenance Unit RAF Ambala  
Central Trade Testing Board RAF Ambala  
Central Accounts Office RAF Ambala  
Reception Centre RAF Ambala  
RAF Station Asansol    
No 122 Repair and Salvage Unit RAF Asansol  
Staging Party RAF Asansol  
Staging Camp Bangalore  
No 225 Group Bangalore  
Reception Centre Bareilly  
No 1 Elementary Flying Training School Begumpet  
No 51 Embarkation Unit Begumpet  
No 102 (Coast Defence) Flight IAFVR Begumpet Wapiti/Hart
Coast Defence Wing Begumpet  
BPO Begumpet  
No 353 Sqn Calcutta Hudson
HQ No 2 Wing Calcutta  
No 221 Group (Detachment in Burma) Calcutta  
No 3 AAC Flt Calcutta  
No 285 AMES Calcutta  
No 2 (India) Group Calcutta  
No 274 (Balloon) Wing Calcutta  
No 978(Balloon) Sqn Calcutta  
No 979 (Balloon) Sqn Calcutta  
No 848 AMES Calcutta  
No 288 AMES Calcutta  
No 544 AMES Calcutta  
No 54 Embarkation Unit Calcutta  
RAF Station Chakulia    
No 4 Hill Depot Chakrata  
No 105 (Coast Defence) Flight IAFVR Cochin Wapiti
No 291 AMES Cochin  
AHQ India Delhi  
Communication Flight Delhi Envoy?
Staging Party Delhi  
Air Landing School Delhi  
No 31 Sqn - Detachment Delhi  
RAF Station Dinjan    
No 146 Sqn RAF Dinjan Audax
RAF Station Dum Dum    
No 5 Sqn RAF Dum Dum Mohawk
Care & Maintenance Party Fort Sandeman  
Reception Centre Fyzabad  
Staging Party Jiwani  
No 2 Elementary Flying Training School Jodhpur  
No 2 AAC Flt Juhu  
No 5 Hill Depot Kailana  
No 304 Maintenance Unit Kanchrapara  
No 60 Repair and Salvage Unit Kanchrapara  
No 301 Maintenance Unit - Aircraft Depot Karachi  
No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Flt Karachi  
Air Reinforcement Centre Karachi  
No 106 (Coast Defence) Flight IAFVR Karachi Wapiti
No 2 School of Technical Training Karachi  
Reception Centre Karachi  
RAF Station Kohat    
No 4 Sqn IAF RAF Kohat Lysander
No 3 Sqn IAF RAF Kohat Audax
RAF Station Lahore    
No 1 Initial Training School (Officer) RAF Lahore  
No 31 Sqn RAF Lahore Valentia/DC2
Records Office RAF Lahore  
No 123 Repair and Salvage Unit RAF Lahore  
HQ No 2 (India) Group RAF Lahore  
No 28 Sqn RAF Lahore Lysander
No 60 Sqn RAF Lahore Blenheim
No 39 Air Stores Park RAF Lahore  
No 1 Hill Depot Lower Topa  
No 101 (Coast Defence) Flight IAFVR Madras Atlanta/Hart
Care and Maintenance Party Miranshah  
RAF Station Ondal    
RAF Station Peshawar    
No 223 Group RAF Peshawar  
Armament Training Unit RAF Peshawar  
No 20 Sqn RAF Peshawar Lysander
Air Support Control Centre Poona  
Reception Centre Quetta  
RAF Station Risalpur    
No 155 Sqn RAF Risalpur Audax
No 1 Sqn IAF Secunderabad Lysander
No 2 Sqn IAF Secunderabad Lysander
No 86 Air Stores Park Secunderabad  
No 121 Repair and Salvage Unit Secunderabad  
No 2 Hill Depot Solan  
No 104 (Coast Defence) Flight IAFVR Vizagapatam Wapiti
No 272 AMES Batticaloa  
RAF Station China Bay    
Station Flt RAF China Bay Seal/Vildebeest/Catalina
No 273 Sqn RAF China Bay  
Marine Craft Section RAF China Bay  
No 222 Group Colombo  
No 539 AMES Dutch Tower  
No 292 AMES Elizabeth Point  
No 254 AMES Galle  
RAF Station Kogalla    
No 205 Sqn RAF Kogalla Catalina
No 413 Sqn RCAF RAF Kogalla Catalina
No 524 AMES Lavinia  
No 538 AMES Mutwal  
RAF Station Ratmalana    
No 11 Sqn RAF Ratmalana Blenheim
No 30 Sqn RAF Ratmalana Hurricane
No 261 Sqn RAF Ratmalana Hurricane
No 290 AMES Ridgeway  
No 45 Embarkation Unit Trincomalee  
No 62 Repair and Salvage Unit Trincomalee  
No 849 AMES Trincomalee  
No 135 Sqn Unknown Hurricane
No 136 Sqn Unknown Hurricane
No 113 Sqn Unknown Blenheim IV
No 17 Sqn Unknown  
No 67 Sqn Unknown  
No 45 Sqn Unknown Blenheim IV
No 517 AMES Unknown  
No 154 Maintenance Unit Unknown  
The locations of the following are not known
No 258 Sqn   Re-forming - Ceylon
No 607 Sqn   Hurricane
No 615 Sqn   Hurricane
No 82 Sqn   Blenheim
No 110 Sqn   Blenheim
No 99 Sqn   Wellington
No 215 Sqn   Wellington
No 79 Sqn   Hurricane
No 84 Sqn   Blenheim ex ME
No 211 Sqn   Blenheim ex ME
No 990 Sqn    
No 34 Sqn   To re-form - Blenheim
No 62 Sqn   To re-form - Hudson
No 209 Sqn   Catalina
No 240 Sqn   Catalina
No 22 Sqn   Beaufort ex ME
No 159 Sqn   Liberator
No 160 Sqn   Liberator
No 293 Wing   Liberator
No 101 Repair and Salvage Unit    
No 75 Air Stores Park    
Ex Far East Command

The following squadrons have been reduced to a 'number only' basis until such time as they re-form

No 453 Sqn RAAF    
No 488 Sqn RNZAF    
No 243 Sqn    
No 27 Sqn    
No 605 Sqn    
No 36 Sqn    
No 100 Sqn    


Source - June 1942 SD161

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