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British Air Forces in France - June 1940


Following the withdrawal of the BEF the units of the RAF Component reverted to their UK Commands, AASF units continued to operate as such from UK bases for a short period.

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 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 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
 

Source - SD161 (3rd Issue), May 1940, Amendment List No 1 dated 20 Jun 1940

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