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Bomber Command - January 1940


No 2 (Bomber) Group (HQ - Huntingdon)

 
Unit Location/Administered by
RAF Station Wattisham (No 83 Wing) Wattisham, Suffolk
No 107 (Bomber) Sqn (O) RAF Wattisham
No 110 (Bomber) Sqn (O) RAF Wattisham
RAF Station Watton (No 79 Wing) Watton, Norfolk
No 21 (Bomber) Sqn (O) RAF Watton
No 82 (Bomber) Sqn (O) RAF Watton
RAF Station West Raynham West Raynham, Norfolk
No 101 (Bomber) Sqn (R) RAF West Raynham
RAF Station Wyton (No 82 Wing) Wyton, Huntingdonshire
No 15 (Bomber) Sqn (O) RAF Wyton
No 40 (Bomber) Sqn (O) RAF Wyton

All squadrons equipped with Blenheims

(O) = Operational Squadron

The following changes to the above took place before the issue of the next SD161

Change Note
The Wing designations were deleted AL5, 25 Mar 1940

No 3 (Bomber) Group (HQ - Mildenhall)

 
Unit Location/Administered by
RAF Station Feltwell Feltwell, Norfolk
No 37 (Bomber) Sqn (O) RAF Feltwell
No 214 (Bomber) Sqn (R) RAF Feltwell
RAF Station Honington Honington, Suffolk
No 9 (Bomber) Sqn (O) RAF Honington
RAF Station Marham Marham, Norfolk
No 38 (Bomber) Sqn (O) RAF Marham
No 115 (Bomber) Sqn (O) RAF Marham
RAF Station Mildenhall Mildenhall, Suffolk
No 99 (Bomber) Sqn (O) RAF Mildenhall
No 149 (Bomber) Sqn (O) RAF Mildenhall
RAF Station Stradishall Stradishall, Suffolk
New Zealand Flight RAF Stradishall

All squadrons equipped with Wellingtons

(O) = Operational Squadron

(R) = Reserve Squadron

The following changes to the above took place before the issue of the next SD161

Change Note
No 214 Sqn moved to RAF Stradishall from Feltwell AL2, Feb 1940
New Zealand Flight moved to RAF Feltwell from Stradishall AL2, Feb 1940

No 4 (Bomber) Group (HQ - Linton-on-Ouse)

 
Unit Location/Administered by
No 58 (Bomber) Sqn (O) RAF Boscombe Down (Station in Training Command)
RAF Station Dishforth Dishforth, North Riding of Yorkshire
No 10 (Bomber) Sqn (O) RAF Dishforth
No 51 (Bomber) Sqn (R) RAF Dishforth
RAF Station Driffield Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire
No 77 (Bomber) Sqn (O) RAF Driffield
No 102 (Bomber) Sqn (O) RAF Driffield
RAF Station Linton-on-Ouse Linton-on-Ouse, North Riding of Yorkshire
No 78 (Bomber) Sqn (O) RAF Linton-on-Ouse

All squadrons equipped with Whitleys

(O) = Operational Squadrons

(R) = Reserve Squadron

The following changes to the above took place before the issue of the next SD161

Change Note
No 51 Sqn at Dishforth changed from (R) to (O) AL1, 25 Jan 1940
No 78 Sqn at Linton-on-Ouse changed from (O) to (R) AL1, 25 Jan 1940
No 58 Sqn moved from Boscombe Down to Linton-on-Ouse AL3, 12 Feb 1940

No 5 (Bomber) Group (HQ - 'St Vincents', Grantham)

 
Unit Location/Administered by
RAF Station Finningley Finningley, West Riding of Yorkshire
No 106 (Bomber) Sqn (R) RAF Finningley
RAF Station Hemswell Hemswell, Lincolnshire
No 61 (Bomber) Sqn (O) RAF Hemswell
No 144 (Bomber) Sqn (O) RAF Hemswell
RAF Station Scampton Scampton, Lincolnshire
No 49 (Bomber) Sqn (O) RAF Scampton
No 83 (Bomber) Sqn (O) RAF Scampton
RAF Station Waddington Waddington, Lincolnshire
No 44 (Bomber) Sqn (O) RAF Waddington
No 50 (Bomber) Sqn (O) RAF Waddington

All squadrons equipped with Hampdens

(O) = Operational Squadrons

(R) = Reserve Squadron

(GP) = Group Pool Squadron

The following changes to the above took place before the issue of the next SD161

Change Note
No 98 Sqn (R) moved from No 6 Group to RAF Scampton AL4, 12 Mar 1940

No 6 (Auxiliary) Group (HQ - Norwich)

 
Unit Location
RAF Station Abingdon Abingdon, Berkshire
No 97 (Bomber) Sqn (GP) - Whitleys RAF Abingdon
No 166 (Bomber) Sqn (GP) - Whitleys RAF Abingdon
Code & Cypher School Oxford, administered by RAF Abingdon
RAF Station Bassingbourn Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire
No 215 (Bomber) Sqn (GP) - Wellingtons RAF Bassingbourn
No 35 Sqn (Aircraft and crews) - Blenheims RAF Bassingbourn
RAF Station Benson Benson, Oxfordshire
No 52 (Bomber) Sqn (GP) - Battles RAF Benson
No 63 (Bomber) Sqn (GP) - Battles RAF Benson
Kings Flight - Various RAF Benson
RAF Station Bicester Bicester, Oxfordshire
No 104 (Bomber) Sqn (GP) - Blenheims RAF Bicester
No 108 (Bomber) Sqn (GP) - Blenheims RAF Bicester
RAF Station Cottesmore Cottesmore, Rutland
No 185 (Bomber) Sqn (GP) RAF Cottesmore
No 207 (Bomber) Sqn (Aircraft and crews) (Battles) RAF Cottesmore
RAF Station Cranfield Cranfield, Bedfordshire
No 35 (Bomber) Sqn (GP) - Ground crew RAF Cranfield
No 207 (Bomber) Sqn (GP) - Ground crew RAF Cranfield
RAF Station Harwell Harwell, Oxfordshire
No 75 (Bomber) Sqn (GP) - Wellingtons RAF Harwell
No 148 (Bomber) Sqn (GP) - Wellingtons RAF Harwell
No 98 (Bomber) Sqn (R) - Battles RAF Hucknall, Station in Fighter Command
No 1 Ferry Pilots' Pool (Maintenance Command) RAF Hucknall, Station in Fighter Command
RAF Station Upwood Upwood, Huntingdonshire
RAF Station Upper Heyford Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire
No 7  (Bomber) Sqn (GP) - Hampdens RAF Upper Heyford
No 76 (Bomber) Sqn (GP) - Hampdens RAF Upper Heyford
RAF Station Upwood Upwood, Norfolk
No 90 (Bomber) Sqn (GP) - Blenheims RAF West Raynham

(R) = Reserve Squadron

(GP) = Group Pool Squadron

Source - SD161 (2nd Issue), January 1940

The following changes to the above took place before the issue of the next SD161

Change Note
No 35 Sqn (GP) (Blenheims) was reunited at RAF Upwood AL2, Feb 1940
No 98 Sqn (R) moved to RAF Scampton from No 6 Group AL4, 12 Mar 1940
RAF Hucknall was transferred to Bomber Command AL5, 25 Mar 1940

County names used are those in use at the time

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