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Technical Training Command - January 1943

[Command HQ | No 20 Group | No 24 Group | No 27 Group | No 28 Group]

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

Unit Location/Address Notes
Synthetic Training Development Unit Reading  

No 20 (Training) Group

HQ - Market Drayton, Shropshire

Unit Location/Address Notes
No 8 Recruits Centre 36 Guthrie Port, Arbroath, Angus  
No 8 Receiving and Disposal Unit (Edinbugh) Arbroath, Angus  
RAF Station Blackpool Lansdowne Hotel, North Shore, Blackpool, Lancs
No 9 Recruits Centre RAF Blackpool
No 10 (Signals) Recruits Centre Imperial Annexe, Dickson Road, Blackpool
No 15 Recruits Centre 22 Derby Road, North Shore, Blackpool
Suspended Air Crews' Section RAF Blackpool
No 2 Recruits Centre RAF Cardington Station in Balloon Command
RAF Station Cosford Cosford, nr Wolverhampton, Staffordshire  
No 2 School of Physical Training RAF Cosford  
RAF Officers School RAF Cosford  
No 16 Recruits Centre Royal Hotel, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk  
No 30 WAAF Recruits' Centre RAF Innsworth  
No 31 WAAF Recruits' Centre Clarendon Hotel, Morecombe, Lancashire Station in No 28 Group
No 3 Recruits Centre Padgate, nr Warrington, Lancashire  
No 1 Recruits Centre 31 Victoria Road, Penarth, Glamorganshire.  
No 18 Recruits Centre Coatham Hotel, Redcar, North Yorkshire
No 1 School of Physical Training RAF St Athan Station in No 24 Group
Ground Observers' School RAF St Athan Station in No 24 Group
No 11 Recruits Centre, Detached Wing Seacroft Hotel, Skegness, Lincolnshire  
No 14 Recruits Centre Warwick Hotel, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset  

(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
No 2 School of Photography Ripon Road, Blackpool Station in 20 Group
No 3 School of Technical Training Stanley Road, South Shore, Blackpool Station in 20 Group
No 1 MT School 21 Raikes Parade, Blackpool Station in 20 Group
Marine Craft Training School RAF Corsewell  
No 2 School of Technical Training RAF Cosford  
No 1 School of Photography (a) RAF Farnborough Station in Army Co-op Command
RAF Station Halton Halton, nr Wendover, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire  
Princess Mary's RAF Hospital RAF Halton  
No 1 School of Technical Training RAF Halton  
Polish Technical Training School RAF Halton  
No 6 School of Technical Training Hednesford, Staffordshire
School of Aeronautical Engineering (Officers) RAF Henlow Station in Maintenance Command.
No 14 School of Technical Training RAF Henlow Station in Maintenance Command.
No 11 School of Technical Training Credenhill, Hereford  
RAF Station Innsworth Innsworth, Gloucester, Gloucestershire  
No 7 School of Technical Training RAF Innsworth  
No 10 School of Technical Training RAF Kirkham  
No 5 School of Technical Training Locking, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset  
No 12 School of Technical Training Melksham, Wiltshire  
No 4 MT School Clarendon Hotel, Morecombe, Lancashire  
No 3 MT School Tufton Hotel, West End Parade, Pwllheli, Carnarvonshire  
RAF Station St Athan St Athan, Glamorganshire  
No 4 School of Technical Training RAF St Athan  
RAF Czechoslovak Depot RAF St Athan  
RAF Hospital RAF St Athan  
Safety Equipment Workers' School RAF Sutton-on-Hull  
RAF Station Weeton Weeton, Preston, Lancashire  
No 8 School of Technical Training RAF Weeton
No 2 MT School RAF Weeton
Central Trade Test Board (a) West Drayton, Middlesex Station in No 26 Group
No 50 Medical Receiving Station RAF Wroughton  

No 27 (Training) Group

HQ - The Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Unit Location/Address Notes
No 6 Signals School Bolton Technical College, Manchester Road, Bolton, Lancashire  
No 4 Radio School RAF Carew Cheriton  
RAF Station Compton Bassett Compton Bassett, Calne, Wiltshire  
No 3 Signals School RAF Compton Bassett  
RAF Station Cranwell Cranwell, Stamford, Lincolnshire  
No 1 Radio School RAF Cranwell  
No 1 Signals School RAF Cranwell  
Supplies Depot RAF Cranwell  
No 3 Radio School RAF Hooton Park  
No 7 Signals School Albert Court, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 Station in No 28 Group
RAF Station Madley Madley, Hertfordshire  
No 4 Signals School RAF Madley  
RAF Code & Cypher School Oxford  
RAF Station Yatesbury Yatesbury, Calne, Wiltshire  
No 2 RDF School RAF Yatesbury  
No 2 Signals School RAF Yatesbury  
Various Centres Radio and Wireless Mechanics training at Technical Colleges
Various Centres Radio and Wireless Mechanics and Wireless and Telephone Operators training at GPOs
Various Centres Radio and Wireless Mechanics training at Manufacturers' works

No 28 (Training) Group

HQ - 17-19 Queen's Square, London WC2

No 1 Airmen's Convalescent Depot Harrowside, South Shore, Blackpool Station in No 20 Group
RAF Overseas Pay Accounts, Clearing Unit RAF Blackpool Station in No 20 Group
RAF Staff College Bulstrode Park, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire  
RAF Police HQ Hitcham House, Burnham, Buckinghamshire  
No 21 School of Technical Training Cow Lane, Burtonwood, nr Warrington, Lancs  
RAF General Hospital Church Village  
RAF Central Depository Colnbrook  
Equipment Training School (Airmen) RAF Eastbourne  
Central School of Aircraft Recognition RAF Eastbourne  
RAF Hospital Ely, Cambridgeshire  
RAF General Hospital Hampton Road, Evesham, Worcestershire  
No 10 Personnel Transit Centre Glasgow  
Record Office Gloucester  
Equipment Officers School Grand Hotel, Grange-over-Sands, Lancashire  
School of Hygiene RAF Halton Station in No 24 Group
School of Cookery RAF Halton Station in No 24 Group
RAF Institute of Pathology and Tropical Medicine RAF Halton Station in No 24 Group
Air Ministry Unit Lancaster Hotel, Harrogate, West Yorkshire
Medical Training Establishment Depot Spa Hotel, Harrogate, West Yorkshire Manning Office only
RAF Station Harrow Harrow, Middlesex  
RCAF 'R' Depot Houghton Green
No 2 Airmen's Convalescent Depot The Lease School, Meols Drive, Hoylake, Cheshire
RAF Film Production Unit Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire  
RAF Film Unit Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire  
No 4 Personnel Transit Centre School for the Blind, Hardman Street, Liverpool
Air Ministry Unit 77 Hallam Street, London W1  
Inspector of Recruiting Victory House, Kingsway, London WC2  
Central Medical Establishment London
No 6 Personnel Transit Centre London
Czechoslovak Inspectorate General London  
Polish Inspectorate General London  
RAF Station Loughborough Curzon Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire  
RAF Medical Rehabilitation Unit RAF Loughborough  
RAF Neurological Hospital Rockside Hydro, Matlock, Derbyshire
RAF General Hospital Northallerton, North Yorkshire  
No 5 Personnel Despatch Centre RAF Padgate Station in No 20 Group
School of Clerks, Accounting Penarth, Glamorganshire  
RAF Hospital Rauceby, Sleaford, Lincolnshire  
Record Office Wantage Hall, Upper Redlands Road,  Reading  
Anti-Gas School Rollestone Camp, Salisbury, Wiltshire  
Record Office Ruislip, Middlesex  
Medical Training Depot RAF Sidmouth Station in Army Co-operation Command
School of Administration Stannington, nr Morpeth, Northumberland  
Accountant Officers School Stannington, nr Morpeth, Northumberland
RAF Hospital Stranraer  
No 2 WAAF Convalescent Depot Dungavel, Strathaven, Lanarkshire  
No 1 WAAF Convalescent Depot Torquay  
RAF Station Uxbridge Uxbridge, Middlesex  
RAF Central Band RAF Uxbridge  
RAF Service Police School RAF Uxbridge  
War Casualties Non-Effective Accounts Depot RAF Uxbridge  
No 1 Personnel Despatch Centre West Kirby, Wirral, Cheshire
No 2 Personnel Despatch Centre RAF Wilmslow
WAAF Officers School Windermere  
RAF Hospital Wroughton, nr Swindon, Wiltshire  
WAAF Cooks' Training and Domestic Science Colleges Various Centres  

Source - January 1943 SD161

County names used are those in use at the time

[Command HQ | No 20 Group | No 24 Group | No 27 Group | No 28 Group]

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