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Bomber Command - January 1939


No 1 (Bomber) Group

 
Unit Location/Administered by Officer Commanding
RAF Station Abingdon Abingdon, Berkshire Wg Cdr H S P Walmsley
No 15 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Abingdon Sqn Ldr J G Llewelyn
No 40 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Abingdon Sqn Ldr H C Parker
No 103 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Abingdon Sqn Ldr J Coverdale
Station Flt RAF Abingdon Sqn Ldr P D Cracroft
Otmoor Bombing Range RAF Abingdon  
RAF Station Andover Andover, Hampshire Wg Cdr T M Williams
Station Flt RAF Andover Sqn Ldr C R Ashton
No 12 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Andover Sqn Ldr R W G Lywood
No 142 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Andover Sqn Ldr R K Hamblin
RAF Staff College RAF Andover AVM A S Barratt
Perton Bombing range RAF Andover  
RAF Station Bicester Bicester, Oxfordshire Wg Cdr C J S Dearlove
No 90 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Bicester Sqn Ldr G J C Paul
No 101 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Bicester Sqn Ldr E C Bates
RAF Station Boscombe Down RAF Boscombe Down Wg Cdr S E Toomer
No 88 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Boscombe Down Sqn Ldr E C Lewis
No 150 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Boscombe Down Sqn Ldr W M L MacDonald
No 218 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Boscombe Down Sqn Ldr L B Duggan
No 21 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Eastchurch Sqn Ldr I T Keens
RAF Station Harwell Harwell, Oxfordshire Wg Cdr L G Maxton
No 105 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Harwell Sqn Ldr G W Tuttle
No 107 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Harwell Sqn Ldr V Q Blackden
No 226 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Harwell Sqn Ldr C E S Lockett
RAF Station Upper Heyford Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire Wg Cdr W A C Morgan
No 34 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Upper Heyford Sqn Ldr A W S Matheson
No 18 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Upper Heyford Sqn Ldr K W Niblett
No 57 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Upper Heyford Sqn Ldr W L Payne
Long Range Development Unit (a) RAF Upper Heyford Wg Cdr O R Gayford
Oxford University Air Sqn (b) RAF Abingdon Wg Cdr F L B Hebbert

(a) Directly under Director of Training for training.

(b) Directly under Air Ministry for technical and operational administration

No 2 (Bomber) Group

 
Unit Location/Administered by Officer Commanding
RAF Station Bassingbourn Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire Wg Cdr F Wright
No 104 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Bassingbourn Sqn Ldr D P Lascelles
No 108 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Bassingbourn Sqn Ldr J H Powis
No 605 (County of Warwick) (Bomber) Sqn AAF RAF Bassingbourn Sqn Ldr Lord Willoughby de Broke AAF
RAF Station Cottesmore Cottesmore, Rutland Wg Cdr H V Drew
No 35 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Cottesmore Sqn Ldr H F Chester
No 207 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Cottesmore Sqn Ldr J N D Anderson
RAF Station Cranfield Cranfield, Bedfordshire Wg Cdr F R Wynne
No 62 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Cranfield Sqn Ldr G Farnhill
No 82 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Cranfield Sqn Ldr N C Pleasance
RAF Station Hucknall Hucknall, Nottinghamshire Wg Cdr J L M de C Hughes-Chamberlain
No 98 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Hucknall Sqn Ldr R H Donkin
RAF Station Upwood Upwood, Huntingdonshire Wg Cdr R T B Houghton
No 52 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Upwood Sqn Ldr L C Bennett
No 63 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Upwood Sqn Ldr John A Hawkings
RAF Station Wyton Wyton, Huntingdonshire Wg Cdr C Findley
No 114 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Wyton Sqn Ldr W L Freebody
No 139 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Wyton Sqn Ldr C W Dickens
Station Flt RAF Wyton Vacant

No 3 (Bomber) Group

 
Unit Location/Administered by Officer Commanding
RAF Station Feltwell Feltwell, Norfolk Gp Capt L H Slatter
No 37 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Feltwell Wg Cdr F J Fogarty
No 214 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Feltwell Wg Cdr W Sanderson
RAF Station Honington Honington, Suffolk Gp Capt W Sowrey
No 75 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Honington Wg Cdr D D'A A Greig
No 215 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Honington Wg Cdr S L Quinn
RAF Station Marham Marham, Norfolk Gp Capt A P V Daly
No 38 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Marham Wg Cdr E S Goodwin
No 115 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Marham Wg Cdr F L Hopps
RAF Station Mildenhall Mildenhall, Suffolk Gp Capt F H Coleman
No 99 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Mildenhall Wg Cdr H E Walker
No 149 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Mildenhall Wg Cdr E H Richardson
Station Flt RAF Mildenhall Flt Lt N M Hall
Berners Heath Bombing Range RAF Mildenhall  
RAF Station Stradishall Stradishall, Suffolk Gp Capt J H Herring
No 9 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Stradishall Sqn Ldr G H Shaw
No 148 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Stradishall Sqn Ldr H A Haines

No 4 (Bomber) Group

 
Unit Location/Administered by Officer Commanding
RAF Station Dishforth Dishforth, North Riding of Yorkshire Gp Capt E G Hopcroft
No 10 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Dishforth Wg Cdr W E Staton
No 78 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Dishforth Wg Cdr R Harrison
RAF Station Driffield Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire Gp Capt A Lees
No 77 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Driffield Wg Cdr C R Strudwick
No 102 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Driffield Wg Cdr C F Toogood
RAF Station Finningley Finningley, West Riding of Yorkshire Gp Capt H J F Hunter
No 7  (Bomber) Sqn RAF Finningley Wg Cdr W E Theak
No 76 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Finningley Sqn Ldr N A Pearce
RAF Station Leconfield (a) Leconfield, East Riding of Yorkshire Gp Capt A W Mylne
No 97 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Leconfield Wg Cdr E Burton
No 166 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Leconfield Wg Cdr J C Foden
RAF Station Linton-on-Ouse Linton-on-Ouse, North Riding of Yorkshire Gp Capt A D Pryor
No 51 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Linton-on-Ouse Wg Cdr K H B Elliott
No 58 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Linton-on-Ouse Wg Cdr J Potter

(a) Administered by No 25 (Armament) Group for training purposes

No 5 (Bomber) Group

 
Unit Location/Administered by Officer Commanding
RAF Station Hemswell Hemswell, Lincolnshire Wg Cdr A O Lewis-Roberts
No 61 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Hemswell Sqn Ldr C H Brill
No 144 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Hemswell Sqn Ldr R C Field
Misson Bombing Range RAF Hemswell  
RAF Station Scampton Scampton, Lincolnshire Wg Cdr W A B Bowen-Buscarlet
No 49 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Scampton Sqn Ldr P McG Watt
No 83 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Scampton Sqn Ldr L S Smith
RAF Station Thornaby Thornaby, North Riding of Yorkshire Gp Capt S P Simpson
No 106 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Thornaby Sqn Ldr W C Sheen
No 185 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Thornaby Sqn Ldr D Addenbrooke
RAF Station Waddington Waddington, Lincolnshire Wg Cdr W J Daddo-Langlois
No 44 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Waddington Sqn Ldr J A Tindall
No 50 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Waddington Sqn Ldr L Young
No 110 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Waddington Sqn Ldr I McL Cameron

No 6 (Auxiliary) Group

 
Unit Location/Administered by Officer Commanding
Air Ministry Wireless Section (a) London Flt Lt A T Monks
No 610 (County of Chester) (Bomber) Sqn AAF Hooton Park Sqn Ldr I R Parker AAF
No 611 (West Lancashire) (Bomber) Sqn AAF Speke Sqn Ldr G L Pilkington AAF

(a) Directly under the Director of Signals for technical administration

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

County names used are those in use at the time

This page was last updated on 09/06/17 using FrontPage 2003

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