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Bomber Command - July 1942

[No 1 Group | No 2 Group | No 3 Group | No 4 Group | No 5 Group | No 8 Group | No 26 Group | No 91 Group | No 92 Group]

Command HQ - High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

No 1 (Bomber) Group

HQ - Bawtry Hall, Bawtry, Doncaster, West Yorkshire

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Binbrook Binbrook, Lincolnshire  
No 12 Sqn RAF Binbrook  
No 142 Sqn RAF Binbrook  
No 1481 (Gunnery) Flt RAF Binbrook  
RAF Station Elsham Wold Elsham, Brigg, Lincolnshire  
No 103 Sqn RAF Elsham Wold  
RAF Station Holme Holme on Spalding Moor, East Yorkshire  
No 1520 (BAT) Flt RAF Holme  
RAF Station Hemswell Hemswell, Lincolnshire  
No 300 (Polish) Sqn RAF Hemswell  
No 301 (Polish) Sqn RAF Hemswell  
RAF Station Lindholme Lindholme, Doncaster, Yorkshire  
No 305 (Polish) Sqn RAF Lindholme  
RAF Station Snaith Snaith, Goole, East Yorkshire  
No 150 Sqn RAF Snaith  
No 460 Sqn RAAF Breighton, Bubwith, Selby, East Yorkshire

No 2 (Bomber) Group

HQ - Castle Hill House, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Horsham St Faith Horsham St Faith, Norwich, Norfolk  
No 105 Sqn RAF Horsham St Faith  
No 1508 (BAT) Flt RAF Horsham St Faith  
RAF Station Swanton Morley Swanton Morley, Dereham, Norfolk  
No 88 Sqn RAF Swanton Morley  
No 226 Sqn RAF Swanton Morley  
No 1515 (BAT) Flt RAF Swanton Morley  
RAF Station Wattisham Wattisham, Bildeston, Ipswich, Suffolk  
No 18 Sqn RAF Wattisham  
No 1517 (BAT) Flt RAF Wattisham  
RAF Station Watton Watton, Thetford, Norfolk  
No 21 Sqn RAF Watton  
RAF Station West Raynham West Raynham, Fakenham, Norfolk  
No 107 Sqn RAF West Raynham  
No 114 Sqn RAF West Raynham  
No 1482 (Gunnery) Flt RAF West Raynham  

No 3 (Bomber) Group

HQ - Exning, nr Newmarket, Cambridgeshire

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Feltwell Feltwell, Thetford, Norfolk  
No 57 Sqn RAF Feltwell  
No 75 Sqn RAF Feltwell  
No 1519 (BAT) Flt RAF Feltwell  
RAF Station Honington Honington, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk  
No 9 Sqn RAF Honington  
No 1505 (BAT) Flt RAF Honington  
No 1513 (BAT) Flt RAF Honington  
RAF Station Marham Marham, King's Lynn, Norfolk  
No 115 Sqn RAF Marham  
No 218 Sqn RAF Marham  
RAF Station Mildenhall Mildenhall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk  
No 149 Sqn RAF Mildenhall  
No 419 Sqn RCAF RAF Mildenhall  
No 1503 (BAT) Flt RAF Mildenhall  
RAF Station Oakington Oakington, Cambridgeshire  
No 7 Sqn RAF Oakington  
No 101 Sqn RAF Oakington  
RAF Station Stradishall Stradishall, Newmarket, Suffolk  
No 109 Sqn RAF Stradishall  
No 214 Sqn RAF Stradishall  
No 1483 (Gunnery) Flt RAF Stradishall  
No 1521 (BAT) Flt RAF Stradishall  
RAF Station Tempsford Tempsford, Sandy, Bedfordshire  
No 138 Sqn RAF Tempsford  
No 161 Sqn RAF Tempsford  
No 1418 Flt RAF Tempsford  
RAF Station Waterbeach Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire  
RAF Station Wyton St Ives, Huntingdonshire  
No 15 Sqn RAF Wyton  
No 156 Sqn RAF Wyton  
No 1504 (BAT) Flt RAF Wyton  
No 1429 Flt RAF Wyton  

No 4 (Bomber) Group

HQ - RAF York

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Driffield Driffield, East Yorkshire  
No 1484 (Gunnery) Flt RAF Driffield  
No 1502 (BAT) Flt RAF Driffield  
RAF Station Linton-on-Ouse Linton-on-Ouse, York, North Yorkshire  
No 35 Sqn RAF Linton-on-Ouse  
No 158 Sqn RAF Linton-on-Ouse  
RAF Station Leeming Leeming, Leeming Bar, Northallerton, North Yorkshire  
No 10 Sqn RAF Leeming  
RAF Station Marston Moor Marston Moor, Marston, York, West Yorkshire  
RAF Station Middleton St George Yarm, Co. Durham  
No 76 Sqn RAF Middleton St George  
No 78 Sqn RAF Middleton St George  
No 1516 (BAT) Flt RAF Middleton St George  
RAF Station Pocklington Pocklington, East Yorkshire  
No 405 Sqn RCAF RAF Pocklington  
RAF Station Topcliffe Thirsk, North Yorkshire  
No 102 Sqn RAF Topcliffe  
No 1512 (BAT) Flt RAF Topcliffe  

No 5 (Bomber) Group

HQ - St Vincents, Grantham, Lincolnshire

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Bottesford Bottesford, nr Nottingham, Leicestershire  
No 207 Sqn RAF Bottesford  
RAF Station Coningsby Coningsby, Lincolnshire  
No 97 Sqn RAF Coningsby  
No 106 Sqn RAF Coningsby  
No 1514 (BAT) Flt RAF Coningsby  
RAF Station North Luffenham North Luffenham, Rutland  
RAF Station Scampton Scampton, Lincolnshire  
No 49 Sqn RAF Scampton  
No 83 Sqn RAF Scampton  
No 1518 (BAT) Flt RAF Scampton  
No 1485 (Gunnery) Flt RAF Scampton  
RAF Station Swinderby Swinderby, Lincolnshire  
RAF Station Syerston Syerston, Newark, Nottinghamshire  
No 408 Sqn RCAF RAF Syerston  
No 61 Sqn RAF Syerston  
RAF Station Waddington Waddington, nr Lincoln, Lincolnshire  
No 44 Sqn RAF Waddington  
No 50 Sqn RAF Waddington  
No 420 Sqn RCAF RAF Waddington  
No 1506 (BAT) Flt RAF Waddington  

No 8 (Bomber) Group

HQ - Brampton Grange, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Chelveston Chelveston, nr Wellingborough, Northamptonshire  
RAF Station Thurleigh Thurleigh, Bedford, Bedfordshire  
RAF Station Molesworth Molesworth, Huntingdonshire  
RAF Station Polebrook Polebrook, Peterborough, Northamptonshire  

No 26 (Signals) Group

HQ - Langley Hall, Slough, Buckinghamshire

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Leighton Buzzard Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire  
No 1 Signals Depot West Drayton, Middlesex  
No 2 Signals Depot Cowglen, Thornliebank, Glasgow  
No 50 Signals Depot Newbold Revel, Stretton-under-Fosse, nr Rugby, Warwickshire  
No 80 Signals Wing Aldenham Lodge Hotel, Radlett, Hertfordshire  
No 81 Signals Wing Municipal Homes, Worcester, Worcestershire  

No 91 (Bomber) Group

HQ - Abingdon, Berkshire

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Abingdon Abingdon, Berkshire  
No 10 OTU RAF Abingdon  
No 1501 (BAT) Flt RAF Abingdon  
RAF Station Bassingbourn Kneesworth, Royston, Hertfordshire  
No 11 OTU RAF Bassingbourn  
RAF Station Bramcote Nuneaton, Warwickshire  
No 18 ((Polish) OTU RAF Bramcote  
RAF Station Chipping Warden Chipping Warden, nr Banbury, Oxfordshire  
No 12 OTU RAF Chipping Warden  
RAF Station Harwell Harwell, Didcot, Berkshire  
No 15 OTU RAF Harwell  
No 1443 Flt RAF Harwell  
RAF Station Kinloss Kinloss, Forres, Morayshire  
No 19 OTU RAF Kinloss  
RAF Station Lichfield Lichfield, Staffordshire  
No 27 OTU RAF Lichfield  
RAF Station Lossiemouth Lossiemouth, Morayshire  
No 20 OTU RAF Lossiemouth  
RAF Station Moreton in Marsh London Road, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire  
No 21 OTU RAF Moreton in Marsh,  
No 1446 Flt RAF Moreton in Marsh  
RAF Station Pershore Pershore, Worcestershire  
No 23 OTU RAF Pershore  
RAF Station Wellesbourne Mountford Wellesbourne Mountford, Warwickshire  
No 22 OTU RAF Wellesbourne Mountford  
Central Interpretation Unit (a) Danesfield Court, Medmenham, Buckinghamshire  
The King's Flight RAF Benson (b)  

(a) Operationally controlled by the Air Ministry

(b) Station under the control of No 16 Group, Coastal Command


No 92 (Bomber) Group

HQ - Brampton Grange, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Bicester Bicester, Oxfordshire  
No 13 OTU RAF Bicester  
No 1442 Flt RAF Bicester  
RAF Station Bovingdon Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire  
RAF Station Cottesmore Cottesmore, Oakham, Rutland  
 No 14 OTU RAF Cottesmore  
RAF Station Finningley Finningley, Doncaster, West Yorkshire  
No 25 OTU RAF Finningley  
No 1507 (BAT) Flt RAF Finningley  
RAF Station Honeybourne Honeybourne, Worcestershire  
No 24 OTU RAF Honeybourne  
RAF Station Upper Heyford Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire  
No 16 OTU RAF Upper Heyford  
RAF Station Upwood Upwood, Ramsey, Huntingdonshire  
No 17 OTU RAF Upwood  
No 1511 (BAT) Flt RAF Upwood  
RAF Station Wing Wing, Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire  
No 26 OTU RAF Wing  
RAF Station Wymeswold Wymeswold, nr Loughborough, Leicestershire  
No 29 OTU RAF North Luffenham, Rutland (a)  

(a) Station under the control of No 5 Group

Source - July 1942 Confidential Air Force List

County names used are those in use at the time

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