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British Air Forces in France - May 1940


British Air Forces in France

 
Unit Location
HQ, British Air Forces in France: -
  • Northern Detachment
  • Eastern Detachment
  • Maintenance Officer in Chief
  • No 3 British Mission
  • No 212 Sqn - Spitfires (under AASF for administration)
No locations listed
HQ, No 2 Base Area:-
  • No 21 Aircraft Depot
  • No 1 Port Detachment
  • No 2 Port Detachment
  • No 3 Port Detachment
  • No 4 Port Detachment
  • No 5 Port Detachment
  • No 6 Port Detachment
  • No 98 Sqn
  • No 1 Air Ministry Works Area
  • No 1 Armament Training Station
No locations listed

Advanced Air Striking Force

 
Unit Location
HQ AASF: -

Heads of Army Services

  • Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General
  • Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General
  • Commander, Royal Engineers
  • ADS & T
  • OC, RAOC
  • DADMS
 

 

HQ AASF administers direct: -

1 - RAF Units

  • HQ, No 67 Wing
  • HQ, No 71 Wing
  • HQ, No 75 Wing
  • HQ, No 76 Wing
  • No 20 Wing Servicing Unit
  • No 4 Air Stores Park
  • No 5 Air Stores Park
  • No 6 Air Stores Park
  • No 1 Medical Receiving Station
  • No 2 Medical Receiving Station
  • Forward Air Ammunition Park
  • 'M' Balloon Unit
  • No 1 Heavy Mobile W/T Section
  • No 2 Heavy Mobile W/T Section
  • 'Y' Section (AASF Section of AM W/T Section)
  • HQ, Southern WIS
  • HQ (Unit) BAFF
  • HQ (Unit) BAFF (East)
  • HQ (Unit) BAFF (North)
  • 5 x D/F Stations
  • HQ, AASF MT Pool
  • No 15 Servicing Flight
  • No 16 Servicing Flight
  • No 67 Wing MT Pool
  • No 4 Repair and Salvage Unit
  • No 5 Repair and Salvage Unit
  • No 6 Repair and Salvage Unit

2 - Army Units (for all except training and technical matter)

  • HQ Air Formation Signals
  • No 1 Company, Air Formation Signals
  • No 2 Company, Air Formation Signals
  • No 3 Company, Air Formation Signals
  • No 4 Company, Air Formation Signals
  • Army Postal Unit
  • HQ 12th AA Brigade
    • HQ 53rd Regiment
    • HQ, 73rd AA Regiment
    • 901 Ammunition Section, RASC
    • 907 AmmunitionSection, RASC
    • Detachment 2, AA Brigade Ordnance Workshop, RAOC

3 - Army Units (employed in maintenance of AASF but under HQ for discipline only)

  • No 4 Casualty Clearing Station
  • No 3 Motor Ambulance Convoy
  • No 3 Mobile Bacteriological Laboratory
  • British Liaison Officer, Chief Engineer
    • Commander, Royal Engineers (North)
    • Commander, Royal Engineers (East)
    • Commander, Royal Engineers (South)
    • 103rd (AT) Company, RE
    • 113th Road Construction Company, RE
    • 676th GC Company, RE
  • HQ No 10 Group RMPC
    • No 25 Company, RMPC
    • No 29 Company, RMPC
    • No 30 Company, RMPC
    • No 41 Company, RMPC
    • No 43 Company, RMPC
    • No 72 Company, RMPC
    • No 73 Company, RMPC
 
No 67 Wing HQ: -
  • No 1 (Fighter) Sqn
  • No 73 (Fighter) Sqn
 
No 71 Wing HQ: -
  • No 105 (Bomber) Sqn
  • No 114 (Bomber) Sqn
  • No 139 (Bomber) Sqn
  • No 150 (Bomber) Sqn
  • No 4 Servicing Section
  • No 6 Servicing Section
  • No 7 Servicing Section
  • No 8 Servicing Section
  • No 1 Regional Control Centre
 
No 75 Wing HQ: -
  • No 88 (Bomber) Sqn
  • No 103 (Bomber) Sqn
  • No 218 (Bomber) Sqn
  • No 1 Servicing Section
  • No 5 Servicing Section
 
No 76 Wing HQ: -
  • No 12 (Bomber) Sqn
  • No 142 (Bomber) Sqn
  • No 226 (Bomber) Sqn
  • No 2 Servicing Section
  • No 3 Servicing Section
 
No 4 Air Stores Park
  • No 57 Equipment Section
  • No 58 Equipment Section
  • No 59 Equipment Section
  • No 60 Equipment Section
 
No 5 Air Stores Park
  • No 61 Equipment Section
  • No 62 Equipment Section
  • No 62 Equipment Section
  • No 63 Equipment Section
 
No 6 Air Stores Park
  • No 65 Equipment Section
  • No 66 Equipment Section
 

RAF Component, British Expeditionary Force

 
Unit Location
HQ, RAF Component Field Force  
HQ No 50 Wing: -
  • No 4 (Army Co-operation) Sqn (Lysander)
  • No 13 (Army Co-operation) Sqn (Lysander)
  • No 16 (Army Co-operation) Sqn (Lysander)
 
HQ No 51 Wing: -
  • No 2 (Army Co-operation) Sqn (Lysander)
  • No 26 (Army Co-operation) Sqn (Lysander)
 
HQ No 52 Wing: -
  • No 53 (Army Co-operation) Sqn (Blenheim)
  • No 59 (Army Co-operation) Sqn (Blenheim)
 
HQ No 70 Wing: -
  • No 18 (Bomber) Sqn (Blenheim)
  • No 57 (Bomber) Sqn (Blenheim)
 
HQ No 14 Group:-

HQ No 60 Wing: -

  • No 85 (Fighter) Sqn (Hurricane)
  • No 87 (Fighter) Sqn (Hurricane)

HQ No 61 Wing: -

  • No 607 (Fighter) Sqn (Hurricane)
  • No 615 (Fighter) Sqn (Hurricane)
 
No 81 Sqn (Communications) (Various)  
'D' Flight (Various)  
No 1 Air Stores Park  
No 2 Air Stores Park  
No 3 Air Stores Park  
No 5 Signals Wing  
No 61 Fighter Wing Servicing Unit  
No 1 RAF Station, RAF Component  
No 2 Regional Control Centre  
No 1 Repair and Salvage Unit  
No 2 Repair and Salvage Unit  
No 3 Repair and Salvage Unit  
No 50 Equipment Section  
No 51 Equipment Section  
No 52 Equipment Section  
No 53 Equipment Section  
No 54 Equipment Section  
No 55 Equipment Section  
No 56 Equipment Section  
No 1 Balloon Wing  
No 912 Balloon Sqn  
No 924 Balloon Sqn  

Source - SD161 (3rd Issue), May 1940

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