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Training Command - January 1940


No 20 (Training) Group (HQ - Market Drayton)

Unit Location
No 3 School of Technical Training Blackpool
No 6 School of Technical Training Hednesford
No 8 School of Technical Training Weeton (under construction)
No 9 School of Technical Training Morecombe
No 10 School of Technical Training Kirkham (under construction)
No 3 Recruits Centre Padgate
No 4 Recruits Centre* Bridgnorth
No 5 Recruits Centre Saughall Massie
No 6 Recruits Centre Stockport
No 7 Recruits Centre Morecombe

*1st Wing opens Jan 1940 with others wings at approximately monthly intervals

No 21 (Training) Group (HQ - Cranwell)

Unit Location
RAF College RAF Cranwell
No 8 Service Flying Training School RAF Montrose
No 12 Service Flying Training School RAF Grantham
No 14 Service Flying Training School RAF Kinloss
No 15 Service Flying Training School RAF Lossiemouth
No 1 Electrical and Wireless School RAF Cranwell
No 2 Electrical and Wireless School RAF Yatesbury
No 3 Electrical and Wireless School Calne (under construction)
No 4 Electrical and Wireless School Gloucester (under construction)
No 5 Electrical and Wireless School Wroughton (under construction)
RDF Signals Training School Bawdsey
RDF School RAF Yatesbury
Equipment Training School (Men) RAF Cranwell
School of Clerks, Accounting RAF Cranwell
Supplies Depot RAF Cranwell
RAF Hospital RAF Cranwell

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

Change Note
An Officers Disciplinary Course was setup at Loughborough AL3, 12 Feb 1940
No 1 Practice Flying Unit was formed at Meir AL3, 12 Feb 1940

No 23 (Training) Group (HQ - RAF Grantham)

 
Unit Location
Central Flying School RAF Upavon
No 1 Service Flying Training School RAF Netheravon
No 2 Service Flying Training School RAF Brize Norton
No 3 Service Flying Training School RAF South Cerney
No 5 Service Flying Training School RAF Sealand
No 6 Service Flying Training School RAF Little Rissington
No 7 Service Flying Training School RAF Peterborough
No 9 Service Flying Training School RAF Hullavington
No 10 Service Flying Training School RAF Tern Hill
No 11 Service Flying Training School RAF Shawbury
School of Air Navigation RAF St Athan - Station in No 24 Group (Temporary)

No 24 (Training) Group (HQ - Halton Camp)

 
Unit Location
No 1 RAF Depot RAF Uxbridge
No 1 Recruits Centre RAF Uxbridge
No 2 Recruits Centre RAF Cardington
No 8 Recruits Centre RAF Manston
No 1 School of Technical Training RAF Halton
No 2 School of Technical Training RAF Cosford
No 4 School of Technical Training RAF St Athan
No 5 School of Technical Training RAF Locking
No 11 School of Technical Training Hereford (under construction)
Miscellaneous Technical Training Unit RAF Henlow
School of Physical Training RAF Uxbridge
RAF Service Police HQ and School RAF Uxbridge
Personnel Despatch Centre RAF Uxbridge
School of Cookery RAF Halton
Equipment Training School (Officers) RAF Halton
Equipment Training School (Officers) RAF Little Rissington
School of Aeronautical Engineering (Officers) RAF Henlow
Anti-Gas School Rollestone Camp
School of Administration Gerrards Cross
School of Photography RAF Farnborough
Medical Training Depot RAF Halton
RAF Institute of Pathology and Tropical Medicine RAF Halton
RAF Central Band RAF Uxbridge
Air Ministry W/T Station (Receiving) RAF Leighton Buzzard
Air Ministry W/T Station (Transmitting)* Dagnall
Air Ministry W/T Station (Transmitting)* Greenford
Air Ministry W/T Station (Receiving)* RAF Cardington
Air Ministry W/T Station (Meteorological Section)* Dunstable
Air Ministry Signals Section* Whitehall
Air Ministry Signals Section* Harrow
Air Ministry Signals Section* Harrogate
Air Ministry Signals Section* Worcester
Central Medical Establishment London
Inspector of Recruiting London
Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment RAF Boscombe Down
Blind Approach Development Flight** RAF Boscombe Down
Special Duty Flight RAF St Athan
Record Office Ruislip
RAF Depository (Officers' and Airmen's effects)*** Colnbrook
Central Trade Test Board RAF Uxbridge
WAAF Depot RAF West Drayton
RAF Hospital (Officers) RAF Uxbridge
Princess Mary's Hospital RAF Halton
RAF Hospital Littleport
RAF Officers' Convalescent Hospital Torquay
RAF Neurological Hospital Matlock
RAF Training School (Polish personnel - ground training)**** Eastchurch

*Satellite stations of AM W/T Station, Leighton Buzzard

**Administered by Boscombe Down, operational control by CFS, Upavon

***Administered by Record Offices

****Under No 24 Group for personnel and medical matters only. Directly under Training Command for all other purposes

No 25 (Armament) Group (HQ - Brize Norton)

 
Unit Location
Central Gunnery School RAF Warmwell
No 1 Air Armament School RAF Manby
No 2 Air Armament School RAF Pembrey
No 3 Air Observers School RAF Aldergrove
No 4 Air Observers School RAF West Freugh
No 5 Air Observers School RAF Jurby
No 7 Air Observers School RAF Porthcawl
No 8 Air Observers School RAF Evanton
No 9 Air Observers School RAF Penrhos
No 10 Air Observers School RAF Warmwell
No 9 Recruits Centre RAF North Coates
No 1 Ground Defence Gunnery School RAF North Coates

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

Change Note
Air Observer Schools were redesignated Bombing & Gunnery School AL1, 25 Jan 1940
No 2 Air Armament School was redesignated No 6 Bombing and Gunnery School AL1, 25 Jan 1940
No 6 Bombing and Gunnery School revert to No 2 Air Armament School AL3, 12 Feb 1940
No 9 Recruits Centre at RAF North Coates disbanded AL4, 12 Mar 1940

Source - SD161 (2nd Issue), January 1940

County names used are those in use at the time

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