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Coastal Command - May 1940


No 15 (Reconnaissance) Group (HQ - Plymouth)

 
Unit Location
No 502 (Ulster) (General Reconnaissance) Sqn AAF (Ansons) - less 1 Flight RAF Aldergrove - Station in Training Command
RAF Station Carew Cheriton Carew Cheriton, Pembrokeshire
1 Flight, No 217 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn (Ansons) RAF Carew Cheriton
No 5 Coastal Patrol Flight (Moths) RAF Carew Cheriton
'B' Flight, No 1 AACU (Henley) RAF Carew Cheriton
'L' Flight, No 1 AACU (Henley) RAF Carew Cheriton
Care & Maintenance Party Falmouth for operational use from time to time by FB detachment
Embarkation Office Fowey, administered by Mount Batten
RAF Station Hooton Park Hooton Park, Cheshire
1 Flight, No 502 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn (Ansons) RAF Hooton Park
No 3 Coastal Patrol Flight (Moths) RAF Hooton Park
No 4 Coastal Patrol Flight (Moths) RAF Hooton Park
RAF Station Mount Batten Plymouth, Devon
No 10 Sqn, RAAF (Sunderland) RAF Mount Batten
'C' Flight, No 2 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (Shark) less detachment RAF Mount Batten
RAF Station Pembroke Dock Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire
No 210 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn (Sunderland) RAF Pembroke Dock
No 228 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn (Sunderland) RAF Pembroke Dock
Major maintenance of No 204 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn (Sunderland) RAF Mount Batten
No 15 Group Communication Flight RNAS Roborough (FAA Station)
RAF Station St Eval St Eval, Newquay, Cornwall
No 217 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn (less1 Flight) (Ansons) RAF St Eval
No 6 Coastal Patrol Flight (Moths) RAF St Eval
2 x Battles of No 2 AACU RAF St Eval

No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group (HQ - Chatham)

 
Unit Location
RAF Station Bircham Newton Bircham Newton, Norfolk
No 206 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn (Hudsons) RAF Bircham Newton
No 235 Sqn (Blenheims) RAF Bircham Newton
Mobile Torpedo Base RAF Bircham Newton
No 2 General Reconnaissance Unit RAF Bircham Newton
No 815 (TSR) Sqn FAA (Swordfish) RAF Bircham Newton
Detachment, No 266 Sqn (Spitfires) (Fighter Command) RAF Bircham Newton
RAF Station Detling Detling, Kent
No 500 (County of Kent) (General Reconnaissance) Sqn AAF (Ansons) RAF Detling
Detachment of No 1 Coastal Artillery Co-operation Unit (Ansons) RAF Detling
No 1 General Reconnaissance Unit RAF Manston - Station in Fighter Command
No 3 General Reconnaissance Unit RAF Manston - Station in Fighter Command
RAF Station North Coates North Coates Fitties, Lincolnshire
No 22 (Torpedo Bomber) Sqn (Beauforts) RAF North Coates
No 1 Ground Defence Gunnery School (lodger unit) RAF North Coates
No 16 Group Communication Flight Rochester (Civil)
No 236 Sqn (Blenheims) RAF Speke - Station in Fighter Command
RAF Station Thorney Island Thorney Island, Hampshire
No 48 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn (Ansons) RAF Thorney Island
No 42 (Torpedo Bomber) Sqn (Vildebeests) RAF Thorney Island
Maintenance Flight of No 217 Sqn RAF Thorney Island

No 17 (Training) Group (HQ - Gosport)

 
Unit Location
RAF Station Abbotsinch Abbotsinch, Renfrewshire
Torpedo Training Unit RAF Abbotsinch
No 2 Coastal Patrol Flight (Moths) RAF Abbotsinch
RAF Station Calshot Calshot Spit, Hampshire
  1. Major maintenance of Nos 201, 209 and 240 Sqns
  2. Marine Craft Repair Section
  3. Marine Craft Section
  4. Marine Craft Instructional Section
  5. Flying Boat Training Sqn (Singapore III)
Embarkation Office Glasgow
RAF Station Gosport Gosport, Hampshire
  1. Torpedo Development Unit
  2. No 2 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (less t (less 'C' & 'D' Flights)
  3. No 248 Sqn (Blenheims) - Temporary
School of General Reconnaissance Guernsey
RAF Station Silloth Silloth, Cumberland
No 1 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit RAF Silloth
Embarkation Office Southampton

No 18 (Reconnaissance) Group (HQ - Pitreavie Castle)

 
Unit Location/Administered by
RAF Station Dyce Dyce, Aberdeen
No 612 (County of Aberdeen) (General Reconnaissance) Sqn AAF (Ansons) RAF Dyce
No 1 Coastal Patrol Flight (Moths) RAF Dyce
Detachment, No 602 Sqn (Fighter Command) (Spitfires) RAF Dyce
RAF Station Helensburgh Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire
Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment RAF Helenburgh
RAF Station Invergordon Invergordon, Ross and Cromarty
No 201 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn RAF Invergordon
Special Duty Flight (Flying Boats, 'Cabot' & 'Caribou') RAF Invergordon
RAF Station Leuchars Leuchars, Fife
No 224 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn (Hudsons) RAF Leuchars
No 233 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn (Hudsons) RAF Leuchars
RAF Station Oban Oban, Argyllshire
No 209 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn (Lerwicks) RAF Oban
RAF Station Sullom Voe Shetlands
No 240 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn (Londons) RAF Sullom Voe
No 204 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn (Sunderland) RAF Sullom Voe
RAF Station Sumburgh Shetlands
Fighter Flight (Gladiators RAF Sumburgh
No 254 Sqn (Blenheims) RAF Sumburgh
RAF Station Thornaby Thornaby, North Riding of Yorkshire
No 608 (North Riding) (General Reconnaissance) Sqn AAF (Ansons) RAF Thornaby
No 220 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn (Hudsons) RAF Thornaby
No 18 Group Communications Flight RAF Turnhouse
RAF Station Wick Wick, Caithness
No 269 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn (Ansons/Hudsons) RAF Wick
No 43 Sqn (Fighter Command) (Hurricanes) RAF Wick
No 111 Sqn (Fighter Command) (Hurricanes) RAF Wick
No 605 Sqn (Fighter Command) (Hurricanes) RAF Wick
1 Communication aircraft (Dragon) RAF Wick

Source - SD161 (3rd Issue), May 1940

County names used are those in use at the time

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