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Air Defence of Great Britain - May 1944

[Command HQ | No 9 Group | No 10 Group | No 11 Group | No 12 Group | No 13 Group | No 38 Group | No 60 Group | No 70 Group | IX Fighter Command | RAFNI]

At this time, a great majority of fighter units had been allocated to 2nd Tactical Air Force and prior to moving to airfield on the continent, these units were acting in a mobile role in preparation and therefore many of the stations shown below would have had units of 2 TAF operating from them but they were not listed in the SD161s as they were constantly changing.

Command HQ - RAF Bentley Priory, Stanmore, Middlesex

Stations in Bold are Sector stations, whilst those in Italics are forward airfield within that sector and those shown in brackets are satellites.  Station shown in Normal text are not subordinate to a Sector.

No 9 Group

HQ - Barton Hall, Preston, Lancashire

Unit Location/Address Notes

Operational Units

RAF Station Honiley  
RAF Station Woodvale Woodvale, nr Formby, Lancashire
No 63 Sqn RAF Woodvale Hurricane
No 6063 Servicing Echelon RAF Woodvale  
No 316 (Polish) Sqn RAF Woodvale Mustang
No 6316 Servicing Echelon RAF Woodvale  
No 1013 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Woodvale  
RAF Station Llanbedr  
No 12 Armament Practice Camp RAF Llanbedr Master/Lysander/Martinet
RAF Station Speke Speke Aerodrome, Liverpool 10, Lancashire
RAF Station Valley Valley, Holyhead, Anglesey, North Wales Station in Transport Command
No 157 Sqn RAF Valley Mosquito
No 6157 Servicing Echelon RAF Valley  
No 1014 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Valley  

Non-Operational Units

RAF Station Baginton  
No 5355 Airfield Construction Wing RAF Baginton
No 5205 Plant Sqn RAF Baginton

Operational Training Units

RAF Station Annan Chapelcross, Annan, Dumfrieshire  
No 3 Tactical Evaluation Unit RAF Annan Hurricane
RAF Station Aston Down (Chedworth) Aston Down, Chalford, Nr Stroud, Gloucestershire  
RAF Station Bicester (Finmere) Bicester, Oxfordshire  
No 13 OTU RAF Bicester Various
RAF Station Charter Hall (Winfield) Charter Hall, nr Duns, Berwickshire  
No 54 OTU RAF Charter Hall Beaufort/Beaufighter
RAF Station Cranfield (Twinwood Farm) Cranfield, Bletchley, Buckinghamshire  
No 51 OTU RAF Cranfield Beaufighter/Mosquito/Havoc
AI Conversion Flight RAF Cranfield Beaufighter
No 3501 Servicing Unit RAF Cranfield  
No 2 Aircraft Delivery Flight RAF Cranfield  
RAF Station Eshott (Boulmer)  
No 57 OTU RAF Eshott Spitfire
RAF Grangemouth (Balado Bridge)
No 2 Tactical Exercise Unit Grangemouth Spitfire
RAF Station Hawarden (Poulton) Hawarden, Saltney Ferry, Flintshire  
No 41 OTU RAF Hawarden Mustang/Harvard
RAF Station High Ercall    
No 60 OTU RAF High Ercall Mosquito
RAF Station Kirton in Lindsey (Hibaldstow) Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
No 53 OTU RAF Kirton in Lindsey Spitfire
RAF Station Milfield (Brunton)    
Fighter Leader School RAF Milfield Hurricane/Typhoon/Spitfire
RAF Station Ouston (Woolsington) Stamfordham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland  
No 62 OTU RAF Ouston Anson
RAF Station Rednal (Montford Bridge) Rednal, nr Oswestry, Shropshire
No 61 OTU RAF Rednal Spitfire
RAF Station Tealing (Kinnell) Tealing, Dundee, Angus
No 1 Tactical Exercise Unit RAF Tealing Hurricane


No 10 Group

HQ - Rudloe Manor, Box, Chippenham, Wiltshire

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Colerne Colerne, Bath, Wiltshire  
No 219 Sqn RAF Colerne Mosquito
No 6219 Servicing Echelon RAF Colerne  
No 10 Group Communications Flt RAF Colerne Various
No 1014 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Colerne  
Telecommunications Flying Unit Defford In Honiley Sector for operational control only
RAF Station Exeter (Bolt Head) Exeter Air Port, Honiton Clyst, Devon  
No 1005 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Exeter  
No 2 Cylinder Block Servicing Unit RAF Exeter
RAF Bolt Head  
No 234 Sqn RAF Bolt Head Spitfire
No 6234 Servicing Echelon RAF Bolt Head  
RAF Station Culmhead Whitewall Corner, Culmhead, nr Taunton,  Somerset Originally called Church Stanton
No 610 Sqn RAF Culmhead Spitfire
No 6610 Servicing Echelon RAF Culmhead  
No 1016 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Culmhead  
RAF Station Harrowbeer Harrowbeer, Yelverton, Devon  
No 131 Sqn RAF Harrowbeer Spitfire
No 6131 Servicing Echelon RAF Harrowbeer  
No 263 Sqn RAF Harrowbeer Typhoon
No 6263 Servicing Echelon RAF Harrowbeer  
No 1007 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Harrowbeer  
RAF Station Winkleigh    
No 406 Sqn RCAF RAF Winkleigh Mosquito
No 6406 Servicing Echelon RAF Winkleigh  
RAF Station Fairwood Common nr Swansea, Glamorganshire  
No 68 Sqn RAF Fairwood Common Beaufighter
No 6068 Servicing Echelon RAF Fairwood Common  
No 11 Armament Practice Camp RAF Fairwood Common Master/Lysander/Martinet
RAF Station Portreath (St Marys) Nancekuke, Redruth, Cornwall
No 276 Sqn RAF Portreath Warwick
No 1001 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Portreath  
RAF Station St Mary's St Mary's, Scilly Isles  
RAF Station Perranporth    
RAF Station Predannack Predannack, nr Mullion, Cornwall  
No 151 Sqn RAF Predannack Mosquito
No 6151 Serving Echelon RAF Predannack
No 165 Sqn RAF Predannack Spitfire
No 6165 Servicing Echelon RAF Predannack  
No 1001 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Predannack  
No 1449 Flight RAF Predannack Hurricane
RAF Merryfield (C & M)    
RAF Upottery (C & M)    

No 11 Group

HQ - Uxbridge, Middlesex

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Biggin Hill (Lympne & Penshurst) Biggin Hill, Westerham, Kent  
No 1003 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Biggin Hill  
RAF Station Croydon Croydon, Surrey  
No 1020 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Croydon  
No 1 Aircraft Delivery Flight RAF Croydon  
No 116 Sqn RAF Croydon Oxford/Moth
RAF Station Detling    
RAF Station Friston    
No 41 Sqn RAF Friston Spitfire
No 6041 Servicing Echelon RAF Friston  
No 1019 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Friston  
RAF Station Gatwick    
RAF Station Gravesend Gravesend, Kent  
No 464 Sqn RAAF RAF Gravesend Mosquito
No 6464 Servicing Echelon RAF Gravesend  
RAF Station Hawkinge Hawkinge, nr Folkestone, Kent  
No 1018 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Hawkinge  
No 501 Sqn RAF Hawkinge Spitfire
No 6501 Servicing Echelon RAF Hawkinge  
RAF Station Kenley Whyteleafe, Surrey  
No 1009 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Kenley  
RAF Station Lympne Manston, nr Ramsgate, Kent
No 130 Sqn RAF Lympne Spitfire
No 6130 Servicing Echelon RAF Lympne  
RAF Station Manston Manston, nr Ramsgate, Kent
No 605 Sqn RAF Manston Mosquito
No 6605 Servicing Echelon RAF Manston  
No 1010 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Manston  
No 137 Sqn RAF Manston Typhoon
No 6137 Servicing Echelon RAF Manston  
No 1401 Flt RAF Manston Spitfire
RAF Station Redhill Redhill, Surrey  
RAF Station West Malling Maidstone, Kent  
No 85 Sqn RAF West Malling Mosquito
No 6085 Servicing Echelon RAF West Malling  
No 616 Sqn RAF West Malling Spitfire
No 6616 Servicing Echelon RAF West Malling  
No 96 Sqn RAF West Malling Mosquito
No 6096 Servicing Echelon RAF West Malling  
No 1004 Servicing Wing HQ RAF West Malling  
RAF Station Middle Wallop (Christchurch)   Sector Operations Room only
RAF Beaulieu    
RAF Holmsley South    
No 418 Sqn RCAF RAF Holmsley South Mosquito
No 6418 Servicing Echelon RAF Holmsley South  
RAF Hurn    
No 125 Sqn RAF Hurn Beaufighter
No 6125 Servicing Echelon RAF Hurn  
RAF Ibsley Ibsley, Ringwood, Hampshire  
RAF Warmwell   Forward airfield
No 275 Sqn   Walrus/Spitfire
RAF Zeals    
RAF Station North Weald (Fairlop & Great Sampford) North Weald, Epping, Essex Fairlop administered by Hornchurch
No 1 Sqn RAF North Weald Spitfire
No 6001 Servicing Echelon RAF North Weald  
No 1008 Servicing Wing HQ RAF North Weald  
RAF Station Bradwell Bay Bradwell, Essex  
No 278 Sqn RAF Bradwell Bay Anson/Walrus/Moth
No 1011 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Bradwell Bay  
RAF Station Castle Camps Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire
No 1021 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Castle Camps  
RAF Regiment Training Camp Great Sampford  
RAF Station Hornchurch Hornchurch, Essex  
RAF Station Hunsdon Hunsdon, nr Ware, Hertfordshire  
RAF Station Sawbridgeworth    
Care & Maintenance Party RAF Sawbridgeworth  
RAF Station Southend Southend-on-Sea, Essex  
No 17 Armament Practice Camp RAF Southend Master/Lysander/Martinet
RAF Station Stapleford Tawney    
Care & Maintenance Party RAF Stapleford Tawney  
RAF Station Tangmere (Merston & Westhampnett) Tangmere, Chichester, Sussex Shoreham administered by Ford
No 3087 Servicing Echelon RAF Tangmere  
No 1 Refuelling and Re-arming Party RAF Tangmere  
RAF Station Ford (Shoreham) Ford, Arundel, Sussex  
No 456 Sqn RAAF RAF Ford Mosquito
No 6456 Servicing Echelon RAF Ford
RAF Station Shoreham    
No 277 Sqn RAF Shoreham  
RAF Station Heston    
No 1422 Flt RAF Heston Boston/Hurricane/Mosquito
AEAF Communication Flt RAF Heston Various
RAF Station Northolt Northolt, Ruislip, Middlesex
No 11 Group Communication Flt RAF Northolt Various
ADGB Communication Flt RAF Northolt Various
No 1017 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Northolt  
RAF Station Odiham Odiham, Hampshire  


No 12 Group

HQ - Watnall, Nottinghamshire

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Church Fenton Church Fenton, nr Tadcaster, West Yorkshire  
No 1022 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Church Fenton  
RAF Station Hutton Cranswick Hutton Cranswick, Driffield, East Yorkshire  
No 16 Armament Practice Camp RAF Hutton Cranswick Master/Lysander/Martinet
No 26 Sqn RAF Hutton Cranswick Mustang
No 6026 Servicing Echelon RAF Hutton Cranswick  
No 1027 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Hutton Cranswick  
RAF Station York Clifton Moor, York  
No 4 Aircraft Delivery Flight RAF York Dominie
RAF Station Coltishall (Matlask) Scottow, Norwich, Norfolk  
No 25 Sqn RAF Coltishall Mosquito
No 6025 Servicing Echelon RAF Coltishall  
No 64 Sqn RAF Coltishall Spitfire
No 6064 Servicing Echelon RAF Coltishall  
No 611 Sqn RAF Coltishall Spitfire
No 6611 Servicing Echelon RAF Coltishall  
No 1012 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Coltishall  
RAF Station Ludham    
Care & Maintenance Party RAF Ludham  
RAF Station Matlask    
Care & Maintenance Party RAF Matlask  
RAF Station Digby (Coleby Grange & Wellingore) Digby, Lincolnshire  
No 402 Sqn RCAF RAF Digby Spitfire
No 6402 Servicing Echelon RAF Digby  
No 1023 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Digby  
No 307 (Polish) Sqn RAF Coleby Grange Mosquito
No 6307 Servicing Echelon RAF Coleby Grange  
RAF Station Snailwell (Westley)    
No 309 Sqn RAF Snailwell Mustang
No 6309 Servicing Echelon RAF Snailwell  
No 1025 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Snailwell  
RAF Station Wittering (Collyweston) Wittering, Peterborough, Northamptonshire  
No 1530 (BAT) Flt RAF Wittering Oxford
No 1426 Flt RAF Wittering Various enemy aircraft
No 3040 Servicing Echelon RAF Wittering  
Air Fighting Development Unit RAF Wittering Various
Night Fighting Development Unit RAF Wittering Various
Fighter Interception Unit RAF Wittering Various
No 1026 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Wittering  
RAF Station Newcastle Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland Sector Operations Room only
RAF Station Acklington Acklington, Morpeth, Northumberland  
No 1024 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Acklington  
RAF Station Catterick Catterick, Richmond, North Yorkshire  
Care & Maintenance Party RAF Catterick  
RAF Station Scorton Scorton, Richmond, North Yorkshire  
No 12 Group Communication Flight RAF Hucknall Station in Flying Training Command


No 13 Group

HQ - Inverness

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Kirkwall Kirkwall Sector Operations Room only
RAF Station Castletown    
No 504 (AAF) Sqn RAF Castletown Spitfire
No 6504 (AAF) Servicing Echelon RAF Castletown  
RAF Station Skeabrae    
No 118 Sqn RAF Skeabrae Spitfire
No 6118 Servicing Echelon RAF Skeabrae  
No 1029 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Skeabrae  
RAF Station Lerwick Lerwick, Shetlands Sector Operations Room only
RAF Station Peterhead    
No 350 (Belgian) Sqn RAF Peterhead Spitfire
No 6350 Servicing Echelon RAF Peterhead  
No 15 Armament Practice Camp RAF Peterhead Master/Lysander/Martinet
No 1028 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Peterhead  
RAF Station Stornoway   Sector Operations Room only
RAF Station Turnhouse Edinburgh 12, Midlothian  
RAF Station Ayr Ayr, Heathfield, Ayrshire  
No 14 Armament Practice Camp RAF Ayr Master/Lysander/Martinet
RAF Station Drem Gullane Drem, East Lothian  
No 1030 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Drem  
RAF Station Macmerry    
Care & Maintenance Party RAF Macmerry  
RAF Station Inverness    
No 13 Group Communication Flt RAF Inverness Various


No 60 (Signals) Group

HQ - 'Oxenden', Plantation Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Unit Location/Address Notes
No 2 Installation Unit Kidbrooke  
RAF Longcross    
RAF Section, Telecommunication Research Establishment Malvern  
No 21 Signals Training Unit Renscombe Down  
No 70 (Signals) Wing, controlling the following stations: -
  • Barrapoll (C & M)
  • Ben Hough
  • Borve Castle
  • Brennish
  • Broad Bay
  • Burifa Hill
  • Clett
  • Cocklaw
  • Crannock Hill
  • Crustan
  • Deerness
  • Doonies Hill
  • Dunnet Head
  • Eorodale
  • Fair Isle (N)
  • Fair Isle North (N)
  • Fair Isle South (N)
  • Greian Head
  • Grutness
  • Hillhead
  • Islivick
  • Kendrom (C & M)
  • Loth (C & M)
  • Netherbutton
  • Noss Hill
  • Port Errol
  • Rosehearty
  • Russland (Skeabrae)
  • St Cyrus
  • Sango
  • Saxa Vord (N)
  • School Hill
  • Scousburgh
  • Skaw
  • South Ronaldsay
  • Tannach
  • Ulbster
  • Watsness
  • Whale Head
  • Windyhead

No 526 Sqn

Bunchrew House, Inverness
  • Isle of Tiree, Argyllshire
  • Isle of Tiree, Argyllshire
  • Benbecula
  • Isle of Lewis
  • Isle of Lewis
  • Thurso
  • Whalsay, Shetland
  • Peterhead, Aberdeen
  • Banff
  • Orkneys
  • Orkneys
  • Gregness, Aberdeen
  • Thurso
  • Isle of Lewis
  • Shetlands
  • Shetlands
  • Shetlands
  • Barra
  • Shetlands
  • Fraserburgh, Aberdeen
  • Isle of Lewis
  • nr Kilmalaig, Syke
  • Loth, Sutherland
  • Holm, Orkneys
  • Shetland
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Orkneys
  • Kincardineshire
  • Lairg, Sutherland
  • Shetlands
  • Portlethen, Aberdeen
  • Shetlands
  • Unst, Shetlands
  • Orkneys
  • Wick, Caithness
  • Caithness
  • nr Walls, Shetland
  • Sanday, Orkneys
  • Aberdeenshire

RAF Longman

No 72 (Signals) Wing, controlling the following stations: -
  • Anstruther
  • Cockburnspath
  • Dirleton (Drem)
  • Douglas Wood
  • Drone Hill
  • Dunragit (Castle Kennedy) (C & M)
  • Fullarton (Ayr)
  • Kilchiaran
  • Lamberton Moor
  • May Island (N)
  • North Cairn
  • Saligo
  • The Law
  • Ballindery (Nutts Corner)
  • Ballydonaghy
  • Ballymartin
  • Ballywoodan (Bishops Court)
  • Castlerock
  • Crossmaglen
  • Downhill
  • Glenarm
  • Greystone
  • Kilkeel
  • Lisnaskea
  • Newtown Butler
  • Roddans Port (C & M)
Dollarbeg House, Dollar, Clackmannashire
  • Fife
  • Berwickshire
  • East Lothian
  • Monikie, Angus
  • Berwickshire
  • nr Stranraer, Wigtownshire
  • Ayrshire
  • Islay
  • Berwick
  • Firth of Forth
  • Stranraer
  • Islay
  • Carnoustie, Angus
  • County Tyrone
  • County Tyrone
  • County Down
  • County Down
  • County Derry
  • County Armagh
  • County Derry
  • County Antrim
  • County Down
  • County Down
  • Enniskillen
  • County Fermanagh
  • County Down
No 72 (Signals) Wing Detachment Portadown, County Armagh  
No 72 (Signals) Wing Equipment Section Paisley  
No 73 (Signals) Wing, controlling the following stations: -
  • Bamburgh
  • Bard Hill
  • Barkway
  • Bempton
  • Benacre (formerly Covehithe)
  • Cleadon
  • Craster
  • Cresswell
  • Danby Beacon
  • Dimlington Highland
  • Easington
  • Goldsborough
  • Happisburgh
  • Happisburgh (GCI) (No 73 Wing)
  • Hopton
  • Humberstone
  • Kinley Hill
  • Langtoft (Wittering)
  • Neatishead (Coltishall)
  • Northstead (Acklington)
  • Orby (Skegness)
  • Ottercops
  • Patrington (Hutton Cranswick)
  • Ravenscar
  • Roecliffe (Topcliffe) (C & M)
  • Saltburn
  • Seaton Snook (Thornaby)
  • Skendleby
  • Staxton Wold
  • Staythorpe (Syerston) (C & M)
  • Stenigot
  • Stoke Holy Cross
  • Trimmingham
  • West Beckham
  • Winterton (formerly Blood Hill)


Easthorpe Hall, Malton, North Yorkshire
  • Northumberland
  • nr Salthouse, Holt, Norfolk
  • Royston, Hertfordshire
  • East Yorkshire
  • nr Lowestoft
  • South Shield, Durham
  • Alnwick, Northumberland
  • Morpeth, Northumberland
  • Lealholm, North Yorkshire
  • Hull
  • East Yorkshire
  • Whitby, North Yorkshire
  • Norwich
  • Norwich
  • Yarmouth
  • Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire
  • Dawdown, Seaham Harbour, County Durham
  • Peterborough
  • Wroxham, Norfolk
  • Northumberland
  • Skegness
  • Northumberland
  • East Yorkshire
  • North Yorkshire
  • North Yorkshire
  • North Yorkshire
  • County Durham
  • Spilsby, Lincolnshire
  • Scarborough, North Yorkshire
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Louth, Lincolnshire
  • nr Swainthorpe, Norwich
  • Norfolk
  • Holt, Norfolk
  • nr Great Yarmouth


No 73 Wing Detachment Cambridge  
No 527 Sqn RAF Castle  Camps Station in ADGB
No 75 (Signals) Wing, controlling the following stations: -
  • Appledore (Hawkinge)
  • Bawdsey
  • Beachy Head
  • Bembridge (C & M)
  • Bexhill
  • Black Gang (Tangmere)
  • Blankets Farm (Hornchurch)
  • Boniface Down
  • Canewdon
  • Dengie
  • Doctors Corner (Kenley)
  • Dunkirk
  • Dunwich
  • Durrington (Ford)
  • Dymchurch
  • East Hill (Halton)
  • Fairlight
  • Foreness (Manston)
  • Foulness (Southend) (C & M)
  • Gibbett Hill
  • Grangewood
  • Great Bromley
  • Greyfriars (C & M)
  • Hawkshill Down
  • Highdown Hill
  • High Street, Darsham
  • Hythe (Hawkinge)
  • Knights Farm (42 Group, Reading)
  • Needles
  • North Foreland
  • Pevensey
  • Poling
  • Ramsgate
  • Rye
  • St Lawrence
  • St Margarets Bay
  • Sandwich (Manston)
  • Swingate
  • Thorpeness
  • Trimley Heath (Martlesham Heath)
  • Truleigh Hill
  • Ventnor
  • Walton
  • Warden Point
  • Wartling (Biggin Hill)
  • White Hawk (formerly Brighton) (C & M)
  • Whitstable
  • Willesborough (Hawkinge)
Heathfield House, Keston, Kent
  • Kent
  • Woodbridge, Suffolk
  • Sussex
  • Isle of Wight
  • Sussex
  • Isle of Wight
  • Bulpham, Essex
  • Ventnor, Isle of Wight
  • Rochford, Essex
  • Sussex
  • Kenley, Surrey
  • Faversham, Kent
  • Saxmundham, Suffolk
  • West Worthing
  • Newchurch, Kent
  • Dunstable
  • Hastings
  • Cliftonville
  • Essex
  • Hindhead
  • Hastings
  • Colchester
  • Suffolk
  • Walmer, Kent
  • Goring-on-Sea
  • Suffolk
  • Kent
  • Burghfield, Berkshire
  • Isle of Wight
  • Kent
  • Sussex
  • Sussex
  • Kent
  • Sussex
  • Isle of Wight
  • Dover
  • Kent
  • Dover
  • nr Swainsthorpe, Norwich
  • Felixstowe
  • Shoreham
  • Isle of Wight
  • Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
  • Isle of Sheppey
  • Pevensey
  • Brighton
  • Kent
  • Ashford, Kent
No 529 Sqn RAF Halton Station in Technical training Command
No 75 (Signals) Wing Equipment Section Tonbridge, Kent  
No 77 (Signals) Wing, controlling the following stations: -
  • Aberleri (Aberystwyth) (C & M)
  • Castell Mawr (C & M)
  • Clee Hill
  • Comberton (Defford)
  • Cregneish
  • Dalby (C & M)
  • Great Orme's Head
  • Hack Green (Tilstock)
  • Hawcoat
  • King Garth (Annan) (C & M)
  • Nevin
  • Pen-y-bryn
  • Prestatyn (C & M)
  • Rhuddlan
  • St Annes (Squires Gate) (C & M)
  • Scarlet Point (C & M)
  • South Stack
  • Trewan Sands (Valley)
  • Wylfa (C & M)
'High Lea' Woolton, Liverpool
  • Borth, Cardiganshire
  • Cardiganshire
  • Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire
  • Pershore, Worcestershire
  • Isle of Man
  • Isle of Man
  • Llandudno
  • Nantwich
  • Barrow-in-Furness
  • Carlisle
  • Carnarvonshire
  • Llyn
  • Flintshire
  • Flintshire
  • Lancashire
  • Isle of Man
  • Holy Island, Anglesey
  • Anglesey
  • Anglesey
No 78 (Signals) Wing, controlling the following stations: -
  • Beer Head
  • Bolt Tail
  • Brandy Bay
  • Branscombe
  • Bulbarrow Hill
  • Carn Brae
  • Cricklade (South Cerney)
  • Downderry
  • Dry Tree
  • Dundeshole Point
  • Eastcliffe
  • Exminster (Exeter)
  • Folly
  • Hartland Point
  • Hayscastle Cross
  • Hope Cove (Harrowbeer)
  • Kete
  • Kingswear
  • Long Load (Weston Zoyland)
  • Mark's Castle
  • Newford (Portreath)
  • Northam
  • Penolver
  • Rame Chapel
  • Rame Head
  • Ringstead
  • Ripperston (Talbenny)
  • St Agnes Beacon
  • St Annes Head
  • St Davids Head
  • St Twynnels
  • Sennen
  • Sharpitor
  • Sopley (Hurn)
  • Southbourne
  • Start Point
  • Strumble Head
  • Sturminster Marshall (Exp)
  • The Jacka
  • The Verne
  • Tilly Whim
  • Treen
  • Trelanvean
  • Treleaver (Predannock)
  • Trerew
  • Trevose Head
  • Warren
  • Westcliff
  • West Prawle
  • Worth Matravers
  • Wrafton (Chivenor)
Holme Park, Ashburton, Newton Abbot, Devon
  • Seaton
  • Kingsbridge, Devon
  • Dorset
  • Salcombe Regis
  • Dorset
  • Sennen
  • Wiltshire
  • Tor Point, Cornwall
  • Helston, Cornwall
  • North Cornwall
  • Portland, Dorset
  • Exeter
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Devon
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Salcombe, Devon
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Devon
  • Somerset
  • Land's End
  • Scilly Isles
  • Devon
  • Lizard, Cornwall
  • Tor Point, Cornwall
  • Tor Point, Cornwall
  • Dorset
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Newquay
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Sennan, Cornwall
  • Yelverton, Devon
  • Christchurch, Hampshire
  • Bournemouth
  • Devon
  • Fishguard
  • Dorset
  • Truro, Cornwall
  • Portland, Dorset
  • Swanage
  • Sennen, Cornwall
  • Helston, Cornwall
  • Cornwall
  • Newquay
  • Newquay
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Portland, Dorset
  • Devon
  • Swanage
  • Braunton, Devon
No 78 (Signals) Wing Equipment Detachment Hayscastle Cross
No 528 Sqn RAF Filton Station in Transport Command
No 84 (Signals) Wing Brooklands House, Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge Administered by No 73 Wing

Station shown as (N) were operated by the Admiralty

No 70 (Training) Group

HQ - Avening Court, Avening, Nr Stroud, Gloucestershire

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Aberporth    
No 595 Sqn RAF Aberporth Targets Tugs/Hurricane
RAF Station Andover (Ramsbury)    
Care & Maintenance Party RAF Andover
No 695 Sqn RAF Bircham Newton Targets Tugs/Hurricane, Station in Coastal Command
RAF Station Bodorgan    
No 1606 (AAC) Flt RAF Bodorgan Various
No 3506 Servicing Unit RAF Bodorgan
No 650 Sqn RAF Cark Targets Tugs/Hurricane, Station in Flying Training Command
RAF Station Castle Bromwich
No 577 Sqn RAF Castle Bromwich Oxford/Hurricane
No 3507 Servicing Unit RAF Castle Bromwich
Care & Maintenance Party RAF Castle Bromwich
RAF Station Chilbolton
Care & Maintenance Party RAF Chilbolton  
RAF Station Cleeve
No 639 Sqn RAF Cleeve Targets Tugs
No 288 Sqn RAF Collyweston Various, station in 12 Group, detachment(s) at other station(s)
No 287 Sqn RAF Croydon Oxford/Hurricane, station in 11 Group, detachment(s) at other station(s)
No 286 Sqn RAF Culmhead Targets Tugs/Hurricane/Oxford, station in 10 Group
No 567 Sqn RAF Detling Various, station in 11 Group
No 70 Group Communications Flt RAF Farnborough Station in Technical Training Command
No 667 Sqn RAF Gosport Station in Coastal Command
No 291 Sqn RAF Hutton Cranswick Various, station in 12 Group
RAF Station Ipswich
No 679 Sqn RAF Ipswich Targets Tugs/Hurricane
RAF Station Kingston Bagpuize
Care & Maintenance Party RAF Kingston Bagpuize  
No 290 Sqn RAF Long Kesh Targets Tugs/Hurricane/Oxford, station in RAFNI
RAF Station Manorbier
Pilotless Aircraft Unit RAF Manorbier Queen Bees
RAF Station Old Sarum (Oatlands Hill)
RAF School of Army Co-operation RAF Old Sarum
No 43 OTU RAF Old Sarum Auster
No 598 Sqn RAF Peterhead Targets Tugs/Oxford, station in 13 Group
No 691 Sqn RNAS Roborough Various, station in Coastal Command
RAF Station Towyn
No 631 Sqn RAF Towyn Targets Tugs
No 289 Sqn RAF Turnhouse Targets Tugs/Oxford, station in 13 Group
No 3508 Servicing Unit RAF Turnhouse Station in 13 Group
RAF Station Weston Zoyland
No 13 Armament Practice Camp RAF Weston Zoyland Master/Lysander/Martinet
No 285 Sqn RAF Woodvale Beaufighter/Oxford, station in 9 Group


IX Fighter Command Substitution Unit

HQ - Red Rice House, Middle Wallop, Hampshire

This unit is administered by HQ ADGB but for discipline is affiliated to HQ No 10 Group.

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Merryfield (C & M)   Station awaiting occupation by the USAAF
RAF Upottery (C & M)   Station awaiting occupation by the USAAF


RAF in Northern Ireland

Command HQ - RAFNI, Belfast (Stations under the control of ADGB)

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Ballyhalbert (Kirkistown)    
No 303 (Polish) Sqn RAF Ballyhalbert Spitfire
No 6303 Servicing Echelon RAF Ballyhalbert  

Source - May 1944 SD161

County names used are those in use at the time

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