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Coastal Command - May 1939


No 15 (Reconnaissance) Group (HQ - Lee-on-Solent)

 
Unit Location/Administered by
No units allocated  

No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group (HQ - Black Lion Fields, Gillingham, Kent)

 
Unit Location/Administered by
RAF Station Bircham Newton Bircham Newton, Norfolk
No 206 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn RAF Bircham Newton
No 220 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn RAF Bircham Newton
RAF Station Calshot Calshot Spit, Hampshire
No 201 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn RAF Calshot
No 240 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn RAF Calshot
No 500 (County of Kent) (General Reconnaissance) Sqn AAF RAF Detling
No 48 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn RAF Eastchurch
RAF Station Felixstowe (Administration of Personnel only) RAF Felixstowe, Norfolk
Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment RAF Felixstowe, Norfolk
No 209 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn RAF Felixstowe
Landguard Fort Bombing Range RAF Felixstowe
RAF Station Mount Batten Plymouth, Devon
No 204 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn RAF Mount Batten
RAF Station Pembroke Dock Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire
No 210 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn RAF Pembroke Dock
No 228 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn RAF Pembroke Dock
No 217 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn RAF Tangmere
RAF Station Thorney Island Thorney Island, Hampshire
No 22 (Torpedo Bomber) Sqn RAF Thorney Island
No 42 (Torpedo Bomber) Sqn RAF Thorney Island

(a) Directly under Director of Training for training.

No 17 (Training) Group (HQ - Gosport)

 
Unit Location/Administered by
HQ and Training Sqn (a) RAF Calshot
Bombing Range Dalgety Bay
RAF Station Donibristle Donibristle,

Fleet Air Arm Units

School of Naval Co-operation RAF Ford
RAF Station Gosport Gosport, Hampshire
  1. Training Sqn
  2. Torpedo Section
  3. Storage Unit
No 1 Coast Artillery Co-operation Unit RAF Gosport
RAF Station Lee-on-Solent Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire
No 2 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit RAF Lee-on-Solent
RAF Station Southampton Southampton, Hampshire
School of General Reconnaissance RAF Thorney Island
RAF Station Worthy Down Worthy Down, Hampshire

(a) For training purposes

No 18 (Reconnaissance) Group (HQ - Donibristle)

 
Unit Location/Administered by
RAF Station Leuchars Leuchars, Fife
No 224 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn RAF Leuchars
No 233 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn RAF Leuchars
RAF Station Abbotsinch Abbotsinch, Renfrewshire
No 269 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn RAF Abbotsinch
No 612 (County of Aberdeen) (General Reconnaissance) Sqn AAF RAF Dyce
No 502 (Ulster) (General Reconnaissance) Sqn AAF RAF Aldergrove
Floating Dock Invergordon
No 608 (North Riding) (General Reconnaissance) Sqn AAF RAF Thornaby

Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Air Force units administered by Coastal Command HQ

 
Unit Shore Station
RAF Units for HMS Ark Royal  
No 800 (Fleet Fighter) Sqn Worthy Down
No 803 (Fleet Fighter) Sqn Worthy Down
No 810 (Torpedo Spotter Reconnaissance) Sqn Southampton
No 814 (Torpedo Spotter Reconnaissance) Sqn Southampton
No 820 (Torpedo Spotter Reconnaissance) Sqn Southampton
No 821 (Torpedo Spotter Reconnaissance) Sqn Southampton
RAF Units for HMS Hermes (re-fitting)  
RAF Units for HMS Courageous  
No 801 (Fleet Fighter) Sqn Donibristle
No 811 (Torpedo Spotter Reconnaissance) Sqn Donibristle
No 822 (Torpedo Spotter Reconnaissance) Sqn Donibristle
No 702 (Catapult) Flt 2nd Battle Sqn - Home Fleet
No 712 (Catapult) Sqn 2nd Cruiser Sqn - Home Fleet
No 716 (Catapult) Flt 6th Cruiser Sqn - South Africa
No 718 (Catapult) Sqn 8th Cruiser Sqn - America and West Indies

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

County names used are those in use at the time

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