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Bomber Command - June 1940


No 2 (Bomber) Group (HQ - Huntingdon)

 
Unit Location/Administered by
RAF Station Horsham St Faith Horsham St Faith, Norfolk
No 114 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Horsham St Faith
No 139 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Horsham St Faith
RAF Station Wattisham Wattisham, Suffolk
No 107 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Wattisham
No 110 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Wattisham
RAF Station Watton Watton, Norfolk
No 21 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Watton
No 82 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Watton
RAF Station West Raynham* West Raynham, Norfolk
No 18 (Bomber) Sqn (R) RAF West Raynham
No 101 (Bomber) Sqn (R) RAF West Raynham
No 2 Group Target Towing Flights (Battles) RAF West Raynham
RAF Station Wyton Wyton, Huntingdonshire
No 57 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Wyton
No 15 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Wyton
No 40 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Wyton

All squadrons equipped with Blenheims

(R) = Reserve Squadron - Two of the three flights in these squadrons are available for operations in emergency

No 3 (Bomber) Group (HQ - Exning, Newmarket)

 
Unit Location/Administered by
RAF Station Feltwell Feltwell, Norfolk
No 37 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Feltwell
No 75 (New Zealand) Sqn RAF Feltwell
RAF Station Honington Honington, Suffolk
No 9 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Honington
No 105 (Bomber) Sqn (Battles) RAF Honington
RAF Station Marham Marham, Norfolk
No 38 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Marham
No 115 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Marham
No 3 Group Target Towing Flight (Battles) RAF Marham
RAF Station Mildenhall Mildenhall, Suffolk
No 99 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Mildenhall
No 149 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Mildenhall
RAF Station Stradishall Stradishall, Suffolk
No 218 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Stradishall
No 214 (Bomber) Sqn (R) RAF Stradishall

All squadrons equipped with Wellingtons

(R) = Reserve Squadron - Two of the three flights in these squadrons are available for operations in emergency

No 4 (Bomber) Group (HQ - York)

 
Unit Location/Administered by
RAF Station Dishforth Dishforth, North Riding of Yorkshire
No 10 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Dishforth
No 51 (Bomber) Sqn (R) RAF Dishforth
RAF Station Driffield Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire
No 77 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Driffield
No 102 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Driffield
No 4 Group Target Towing Flight (Battles) RAF Driffield
RAF Station Linton-on-Ouse Linton-on-Ouse, North Riding of Yorkshire
No 78 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Linton-on-Ouse
No 58 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Linton-on-Ouse
RAF Station Leeming (opens 1 Jun 1940) Leeming, North Riding of Yorkshire

All squadrons equipped with Whitleys

(R) = Reserve Squadron - Two of the three flights in these squadrons are available for operations in emergency

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 Hatfield Woodhouse Hatfield Woodhouse, West Riding of Yorkshire
No 50 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Hatfield Woodhouse
RAF Station Hemswell Hemswell, Lincolnshire
No 61 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Hemswell
No 144 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Hemswell
RAF Station Scampton Scampton, Lincolnshire
No 49 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Scampton
No 83 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Scampton
RAF Station Waddington Waddington, Lincolnshire
No 44 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Waddington
No 5 Group Target Towing Flight (Battles) RAF Waddington
No 271 (Transport) Sqn (Various) RAF Doncaster

All squadrons equipped with Hampdens

(R) = Reserve Squadron - Two of the three flights in these squadrons are available for operations in emergency

No 6 (Auxiliary) Group (HQ - Norwich)

 
Unit Location
RAF Station Abingdon Abingdon, Berkshire
No 10 Operational Training Unit - Whitleys RAF Abingdon (administers by  Code & Cypher School, Oxford - No 26 Group)
RAF Station Bassingbourn Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire
No 11 Operational Training Unit - Wellingtons RAF Bassingbourn
RAF Station Benson Benson, Oxfordshire
No 12 Operational Training Unit - Battles RAF Benson
RAF Station Bicester Bicester, Oxfordshire
No 13 Operational Training Unit - Blenheims RAF Bicester
No 6 Group Target Towing Flight - Battles RAF Bicester
RAF Station Cottesmore Cottesmore, Rutland
No 14 Operational Training Unit - Hampdens RAF Cottesmore
RAF Station Harwell Harwell, Oxfordshire
No 15 Operational Training Unit - Wellingtons RAF Harwell
RAF Station Hucknall Hucknall, Nottinghamshire
No 18 (Polish) Operational Training Unit - Battles RAF Hucknall
RAF Station Kinloss Kinloss, Morayshire
No 19 Operational Training Unit - Whitleys RAF Kinloss
RAF Station Lossiemouth Lossiemouth, Morayshire
No 19 Operational Training Unit - Whitleys RAF Lossiemouth
RAF Station Upper Heyford Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire
No 16 Operational Training Unit - Hampdens RAF Upper Heyford
RAF Station Upwood Upwood, Huntingdonshire
No 17 Operational Training Unit - Blenheims RAF Upwood
RAF Station Bramcote  
2 Polish squadrons to form in July 1940  

All OTUs have Ansons in addition to their operation type.

The following squadrons of Bomber Command have been reduced to a 'number only' basis until it becomes practicable to reform them as operational units

No 166 (Bomber) Sqn
No 52 (Bomber) Sqn
No 63 (Bomber) Sqn
No 104 (Bomber) Sqn
No 108 (Bomber) Sqn
No 35 (Bomber) Sqn
No 90 (Bomber) Sqn
No 207 (Bomber) Sqn
No 215 (Bomber) Sqn
No 148 (Bomber) Sqn
No 97 (Bomber) Sqn
No 185 (Bomber) Sqn
No 76 (Bomber) Sqn
No 7 (Bomber) Sqn

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

County names used are those in use at the time

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