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Technical Training Command - July 1942

[Command HQ | No 20 Group | No 24 Group | No 27 Group]

Command HQ - Wantage Hall, Upper Redlands Road, Rerading Berkshire

Units administered directly by Command HQ

Unit Location/Address Notes
Central Medical Establishment (a) Kelvin House, Cleveland Street, London W1

(a) Directly under the Air Ministry (Director-General of Medical Services) for technical (medical) administration

No 20 (Training) Group

HQ - Market Drayton, Shropshire

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Blackpool Lansdowne Hotel, North Shore, Blackpool, Lancs
RAF Station Bridlington Southcliffe Hotel, Marine Drive, Bridlington, East Yorkshire  
RAF Station Cosford Cosford, nr Wolverhampton, Staffordshire  
RAF Station Eastchurch Eastchurch, Sheerness, Kent  
RAF Station Ronaldsway Ronaldsway, Castletown, Isle of Man
Air Ministry Unit Lancaster Hotel, Harrogate, West Yorkshire
Accountant Officers School Grand Hotel, Grange-over-Sands, Lancashire
Engineering Course (Officers) RAF Cosford  
Equipment Officers School Grand Hotel, Grange-over-Sands, Lancashire  
Equipment Training School (Airmen) Alexandra Hotel, Bridlington  
No 1 Airmens Convalescent Depot Harrowside, South Shore, Blackpool
No 2 Airmens Convalescent Depot The Lease School, Meols Drive, Hoylake, Cheshire
No 3 Airmens Convalescent Depot RAF Cosford
No 3 Recruits Centre Padgate, nr Warrington, Lancashire  
No 8 Recruits Centre 36 Guthrie Port, Arbroath, Angus  
No 9 Recruits Centre Brighton Hydro, South Shore, Blackpool  
No 10 (Signals) Recruits Centre Imperial Annexe, Dickson Road, Blackpool Also shown in No 27 Group
No 15 Recruits Centre 22 Derby Road, North Shore, Blackpool
No 18 Recruits Centre Coatham Hotel, Redcar, North Yorkshire
No 20 Recruits Centre Crescent Hotel, Filey, East Yorkshire  
No 1 Personnel Despatch Centre West Kirby, Wirral, Cheshire
No 2 Personnel Despatch Centre Wilmslow Park, Manchester  
No 5 Personnel Despatch Centre Padgate, nr Warrington, Lancashire
No 4 Personnel Transit Centre School for the Blind, Hardman Street, Liverpool
No 2 School of Physical Training RAF Cosford  
No 2 School of Technical Training RAF Cosford  
No 3 School of Technical Training Stanley Road, South Shore, Blackpool
No 8 School of Technical Training Weeton, Preston, Lancashire
No 10 School of Technical Training Guild Farm, Kirkham, Preston, Lancashire  
No 21 School of Technical Training Cow Lane, Burtonwood, nr Warrington, Lancs  
RAF Regiment Depot (a) Londonthorpe Road, Grantham
No 1 RAF Regiment School Butlins Camp, Filey, East Yorkshire
No 2 RAF Regiment School Rex Hotel, Whitley Bay, Northumberland  
No 3 RAF Regiment School RAF Ronaldsway  
RAF Hospital RAF Cosford
RAF Neurological Hospital Rockside Hydro, Matlock, Derbyshire
RAF Polish Depot Goodwood Hotel, Park Road, Blackpool
No 1 MT School 21 Raikes Parade, Blackpool
No 3 MT School Tufton Hotel, West End Parade, Pwllheli, Carnarvonshire  
No 4 MT School Clarendon Hotel, Morecombe, Lancashire  
Medical Training Establishment & Depot (b) Spa Hotel, Harrogate, West Yorkshire
MT Instructors' School Weeton, Preston, Lancashire
No 3 WAAF Depot Clarendon Hotel, Morecombe, Lancashire  
No 2 Officers School RAF Cosford  
School of Torpedo Maintenance Carlisle

(a) Station under the control of No 21 Group, Flying Training Command.

(b) Directly under the Air Ministry (DGMS) for technical (medical) administration

No 24 (Training) Group

HQ - Hindlip Hall, Nr Worcester, Worcestershire

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Bridgnorth Bridgnorth Shropshire  
RAF Station Halton Halton, nr Wendover, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire  
RAF Station Innsworth Innsworth, Gloucester, Gloucestershire  
RAF Station St Athan St Athan, Glamorganshire  
Central Trade Test Board (a) West Drayton, Middlesex  
No 1 Recruits Centre 31 Victoria Road, Penarth, Glamorganshire.  
No 4 Recruits Centre RAF Bridgnorth  
No 14 Recruits Centre Warwick Hotel, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset  
Nos 1 & 2 Schools of Cookery RAF Halton  
No 1 School of Physical Training RAF St Athan  
No 1 School of Technical Training RAF Halton  
No 4 School of Technical Training RAF St Athan  
No 5 School of Technical Training Locking, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset  
No 6 School of Technical Training Hednesford, Staffordshire
No 7 School of Technical Training RAF Innsworth  
No 11 School of Technical Training Credenhill, Hereford  
No 12 School of Technical Training Melksham, Wiltshire  
No 14 School of Technical Training RAF Henlow (b)  
School of Aeronautical Engineering (Officers) RAF Henlow (b)  
School of Clerks, Accounting Penarth, Glamorganshire  
Princess Mary's RAF Hospital RAF Halton  
RAF Czechoslovak Depot RAF St Athan  
RAF Artillery School RAF Eastchurch (c)
RAF Hospital Hampton Road, Evesham, Worcestershire  
RAF Hospital RAF St Athan  
RAF Hospital Wroughton, nr Swindon, Wiltshire  
RAF Officers' Hospital Palace Hotel, Torquay  
RAF Institute of Pathology and Tropical Medicine RAF Halton  
No 1 WAAF Depot RAF Bridgnorth  
No 2 WAAF Depot RAF Innsworth  

(a) Operationally controlled by Air Ministry (Director of Technical Training)

(b) Station under the control of No 43 Group, Maintenance Command.

(c) Station under the control of No 20 Group.

No 27 (Training) Group

HQ - The Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Compton Bassett Compton Bassett, Calne, Wiltshire  
RAF Station Cranwell Cranwell, Stamford, Lincolnshire  
RAF Station Harrow Harrow, Middlesex  
RAF Station Loughborough Curzon Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire  
RAF Station Madley Madley, Hertfordshire  
RAF Station Yatesbury Yatesbury, Calne, Wiltshire  
Air Ministry Unit 77 Hallam Street, London W1  
Anti-Gas School Rollestone Camp, Salisbury, Wiltshire  
Civilian Technical Corps (Reception Depot) Eglan Court, 7 Knyveton Road, Bournemouth  
Czechoslovak Inspectorate General London  
Hospital Base Accounts Office Ruislip, Middlesex  
Inspector of Recruiting Victory House, Kingsway, London WC2  
Nos 1, 3 & 8 Aviation Candidate Selection Board Cabot Hotel, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset  
Nos 4, 7, 9, 19 & 20 Aviation Candidate Selection Board RAF Cardington  
Nos 5, 6, 10 & 30 Aviation Candidate Selection Board Padgate, nr Warrington, Lancashire  
Nos 11, 13, 14, 15 & 23 Aviation Candidate Selection Board Euston House, Eversholt Street, London NW1  
Nos 2, 12, 21 & 22 Aviation Candidate Selection Board Old Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford  
Nos 16, 24 & 25 Aviation Candidate Selection Board Savings Bank Buildings, Hanover Street, Edinburgh  
Nos 17 & 18 Aviation Candidate Selection Board Deacons Bank Chambers, Talbot Square, Blackpool  
Nos 26, 27 & 28 Aviation Candidate Selection Board Viceroy Close, Bristol Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham  
Nos 29 Aviation Candidate Selection Board Kewstoke, Crwt-y-vil Road, Lower Penarth, Glamorganshire  
Polish Inspectorate General London  
No 1 PAC Establishment RAF Eastchurch  
Polish Air Force Film Unit Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire  
RAF Staff College Bulstrode Park, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire  
No 1 RAF Depot Uxbridge, Middlesex  
No 1 Radio School RAF Cranwell  
No 2 Radio School RAF Yatesbury  
No 3 Radio School RAF Prestwick  
No 2 Recruits Centre (a) RAF Cardington  
No 11 Recruits Centre Seacroft Hotel, Skegness, Lincolnshire  
No 16 Recruits Centre Royal Hotel, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk  
RAF Central Band Uxbridge, Middlesex  
RAF Code and Cypher School Harberton House, Harberton Mead, Headlington, Oxford  
RAF Depository Colnbrook  
RAF Film Production Unit Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire  
RAF Hospital Ely, Cambridgeshire annexe at Littleport
RAF Hospital Rauceby, Sleaford, Lincolnshire  
RAF Station Hospital Uxbridge, Middlesex  
RAF Police HQ Hitcham House, Burnham, Buckinghamshire  
RAF Service Police School Uxbridge, Middlesex  
RAF Unit Worcester  
Record Office (b) Gloucester  
Record Office (b) Ruislip, Middlesex  
Record Office (b) Wantage Hall, Upper Redlands Road,  Reading  
No 10 Signals Recruit Centre Imperial Annexe, Dickson Road, Blackpool Also shown in No 20 Group
No 1 Signals School RAF Cranwell  
No 2 Signals School RAF Yatesbury  
No 3 Signals School RAF Compton Bassett  
No 4 Signals School RAF Madley  
No 6 Signals School Bolton Technical College, Manchester Road, Bolton, Lancashire  
No 7 Signals School Albert Court, Prince Consort Road, London SW7  
No 1 School of Photography RAF Farnborough (a)  
No 2 School of Photography Ripon Road, Blackpool  
School of Administration Stannington, nr Morpeth, Northumberland  
No 3 School of Physical Training The Grove, Ashby Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire  
Supplies Depot RAF Cranwell  
No 1 Officers School Uxbridge, Middlesex  
No 1 WAAF Convalescent Depot Thurlow Hotel, Torquay, Devon  
No 2 WAAF Convalescent Depot Dungavel, Strathaven, Lanarkshire  
WAAF Officers School Hazelrigg Hall, Loughborough, Leicestershire  
WAAF Signals School Worcester  

(a) For training and personnel matters only

(b) Directly under the Air Ministry (Director of Manning) for technical administration

Source - July 1942 Confidential Air Force List

County names used are those in use at the time

[Command HQ | No 20 Group | No 24 Group | No 27 Group]

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