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Other Home Commands - January 1939


Maintenance Command

 
Unit Location/Administered by Officer Commanding
No 1 Maintenance Unit RAF Kidbrooke Gp Capt T Fawdry
Medical Stores Depot RAF Kidbrooke  
No 2 Maintenance Unit RAF Altrincham Wg Cdr T S James
No 2 Maintenance Sub-Unit RAF Pulham Flt Lt A H Anness
No 3 Maintenance Unit RAF Milton Wg Cdr W C Green
No 4 Maintenance Unit RAF Ruislip Wg Cdr E H Eldridge
No 5 Maintenance Unit RAF Kemble Sqn Ldr M F Tomkins
No 11 Maintenance Unit RAF Chilmark Wg Cdr A W Smith
No 21 Maintenance Unit RAF Fauld Sqn Ldr C S Whellock
No 24 Maintenance Unit RAF Tern Hill Sqn Ldr N W Law
No 26 Maintenance Unit RAF Cardington Sqn Ldr G G C Pigott
No 27 Maintenance Unit RAF Shawbury Sqn Ldr C Hanson Abbott
'A' Maintenance Unit RAF Hendon Sqn Ldr L W Park
'B' Maintenance Unit Hammersmith Gp Capt J A Stone
'C' Maintenance Unit Coventry Sqn Ldr A J Redman
'D' Maintenance Unit Wembley Sqn Ldr P J Mote
'E' Maintenance Unit Newport Flt Lt W Mac I King
'F' Maintenance Unit RAF Kenley Flt Lt H Cartwright (Retd)
'G' Maintenance Unit Norwich Flt Lt G R Thwaite
Packing Depot RAF Sealand Wg Cdr L H Vernon

Balloon Command

 
Unit Location/Administered by Officer Commanding
No 30 (Balloon) Group London A/Cdre J G Hearson (Retd)
No 1 Balloon Centre Kidbrooke, London Sqn Ldr (Hon A/Cdre) J B Bowen RAFO
No 901 (Balloon) Sqn AAF No 1 Balloon Centre Sqn Ldr J S Wheelwright AAF
No 902 (Balloon) Sqn AAF No 1 Balloon Centre Flt Lt A H Allen
No 903 (Balloon) Sqn AAF No 1 Balloon Centre Sqn Ldr G M Haslam AAF
No 2 Balloon Centre Hook, Surrey Vacant
No 904 (Balloon) Sqn AAF No 2 Balloon Centre Sqn Ldr E J Davis AAF
No 905 (Balloon) Sqn AAF No 2 Balloon Centre Sqn Ldr W G Horne AAF
No 3 Balloon Centre Stanmore, Middlesex Wg Cdr R F S Morton RAFO
No 906 (Balloon) Sqn AAF No 3 Balloon Centre Sqn Ldr E L Gower AAF
No 907 (Balloon) Sqn AAF No 3 Balloon Centre Sqn Ldr G Aste AAF
No 4 Balloon Centre Chigwell, Essex Sqn Ldr (Hon A/Cdre) B C H Drew RAFO
No 908 (Balloon) Sqn AAF No 4 Balloon Centre Sqn Ldr P L Dyson-Skinner AAF
No 909 (Balloon) Sqn AAF No 4 Balloon Centre Sqn Ldr D A J Buxton AAF
No 910 (Balloon) Sqn AAF No 4 Balloon Centre Sqn Ldr A M Lyons AAF

Observer Corps (Bentley Priory, Stanmore)

 
Unit Location
Northern Area RAF Catterick
  • No 7 Group
  • No 8 Group
  • No 9 Group
  • No 10 Group
  • No 30 Group
Midland Area RAF Grantham
  • No 5 Group
  • No 6 Group
  • No 11 Group
  • No 12 Group
  • No 15 Group
  • No 16 Group
Southern Area Bentley Priory
  • No 1 Group
  • No 2 Group
  • No 3 Group
  • No 4 Group
  • No 17 Group
  • No 18 Group
  • No 19 Group
Western Area 11 Brunswick Road, Gloucester
  • No 22 Group
  • No 23 Group
  • No 24 Group
  • No 25 Group
  • No 27 Group
Scottish Area 10 Alva Street, Edinburgh
  • No 31 Group
  • No 36 Group

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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