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Fighter Command - June 1940


No 10 Group (HQ - Rudloe Manor)

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Middle Wallop Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire  
No 601 Sqn RAF Middle Wallop Hurricanes
No 1 Sqn RCAF RAF Middle Wallop Hurricanes
RAF Station Tangmere Tangmere, Sussex  
No 601 Sqn RAF Tangmere Hurricanes
No 43 Sqn RAF Tangmere Hurricanes
No 238 Sqn* RAF Tangmere Hurricanes
Fighter Interception Unit RAF Tangmere Blenheims
RAF Station Filton Filton, Bristol, Gloucestershire  
No 236 Sqn RAF Filton Blenheims
No 8 AACU RAF Filton Various
No 5 OTU RAF Aston Down Spitfires/Blenheims
No 6 OTU RAF Sutton Bridge Hurricanes
No 7 OTU RAF Hawarden Hurricanes/Spitfires

No 11 Group (HQ - Uxbridge)

 
Unit Location Notes
RAF Station Northolt Northolt, Middlesex
No 609 Sqn RAF Northolt Spitfires
No 600 Sqn RAF Northolt Blenheims
RAF Station Kenley Kenley, Surrey  
No 64 Sqn RAF Kenley Spitfires
No 111 Sqn RAF Kenley Hurricanes
No 615 Sqn RAF Kenley Hurricanes
Care & Maintenance RAF Hawkinge  
Care & Maintenance RAF Lympne  
RAF Station Biggin Hill Biggin Hill, Kent  
No 32 Sqn RAF Biggin Hill Hurricanes
No 79 Sqn RAF Biggin Hill Hurricanes
No 610 Sqn Gravesend Spitfires
RAF Station North Weald North Weald, Essex  
No 56 Sqn RAF North Weald Hurricanes
No 151 Sqn RAF North Weald Hurricanes
No 25 Sqn RAF North Weald Blenheims
RAF Station Hornchurch Hornchurch, Essex  
No 74 Sqn RAF Hornchurch Spitfires
No 65 Sqn RAF Hornchurch  
No 92 Sqn RAF Hornchurch  
No 54 Sqn RAF Hornchurch  
RAF Station Manston Manston, Kent  
No 501 Sqn RAF Manston Hurricanes
No 604 Sqn RAF Manston Blenheims
RAF Station Hendon Hendon, Middlesex  
No 24 Sqn RAF Hendon Various
No 257 Sqn* RAF Hendon Hurricanes

*Non-operational

No 12 Group (HQ - Watnall)

 
Unit Location Notes
RAF Station Debden Debden, Essex  
No 29 Sqn RAF Debden Blenheims
No 85 Sqn RAF Debden Hurricanes
RAF Station Duxford Duxford, Cambridgeshire  
No 19 Sqn RAF Duxford Spitfires
No 264 Sqn RAF Duxford Defiants
RAF Station Wittering Wittering, Leicestershire  
No 23 Sqn RAF Wittering Blenheims
No 213 Sqn RAF Wittering Hurricanes
No 266 Sqn RAF Wittering Spitfire2
RAF Station Digby Digby, Lincolnshire  
No 46 Sqn RAF Digby Hurricanes
No 611Sqn RAF Digby Spitfires
No 229 Sqn RAF Digby Hurricanes
RAF Station Kirton-in-Lindsey Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire  
No 222 Sqn RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey Spitfires
No 253 Sqn RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey Hurricanes
RAF Station Coltishall Coltishall, Norfolk  
No 66 Sqn RAF Coltishall Spitfires

*Non-operational

No 13 Group (HQ - Newcastle)

 
Unit Location Notes
RAF Station Acklington Acklington, Alnwick, Northumberland  
No 152 Sqn RAF Acklington Spitfires
No 72 Sqn RAF Acklington Spitfires
RAF Station Catterick Catterick, North Riding of Yorkshire  
No 41 Sqn RAF Catterick Spitfires
No 219 Sqn RAF Catterick Blenheims
RAF Station Church Fenton Church Fenton, West Riding of Yorkshire  
No 234 Sqn RAF Church Fenton Spitfires
No 87 Sqn RAF Church Fenton Hurricanes
RAF Station Leconfield Leconfield, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire  
No 616 Sqn RAF Leconfield Spitfires
No 249 Sqn* RAF Leconfield Hurricanes
RAF Station Turnhouse Turnhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland  
No 603 Sqn RAF Turnhouse Spitfires
No 245 Sqn () RAF Turnhouse Hurricanes
No 141 Sqn RAF Grangemouth - Station in No 22 Group Defiants
RAF Station Drem Drem, East Lothian  
No 602 Sqn RAF Drem Spitfires
No 605 Sqn RAF Drem Hurricanes
No 263 Sqn RAF Drem Hurricanes
No 3 Sqn RAF Wick - Station in Coastal Command Hurricanes
No 504 Sqn RAF Wick - Station in Coastal Command Hurricanes
RAF Station Usworth Usworth, Stamfordham, Northumberland  
No 607 Sqn RAF Usworth Hurricanes
No 248 Sqn (1 Flight) RAF Dyce - Station in Coastal Command Blenheims
No 248 Sqn (1 Flight) RAF Montrose - Station in Flying Training Command Blenheims

*Non-operational
No 242 Sqn* (Hurricanes)    
No 43 Sqn (Hurricanes)    
1 Flight, No 56 Sqn RAF Martlesham Heath  
Care & Maintenance Party RAF Speke  
No 17 Sqn (Hurricanes) RAF Martlesham Heath  
No 7 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit RAF Castle Bromwich  
No 253 Sqn (Hurricanes) Filton  
No 8 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit Filton  
Air Fighting Development Unit RAF Northolt  

No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group (HQ - Farnborough)

This Group became independent with Command status on 20 June 1940.

No 60 (Signals) Group (HQ - )

The details of this Group were added in AL1 but the actual pages were missing from the copy in the National Archives

Miscellaneous Units

 
Unit Location Notes
Photographic Development Unit Heston Various
Air Ministry Unit London  
R/T Voice Unit Cambridge  

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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