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Balloon Command - January 1941


[No 30 Group | No 31 Group | No 32 Group | No 33 Group | No 34 Group]

Command HQ - Old Church Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex

No 30 Group

HQ - London

 
Station Squadron Equipment
Kidbrooke - No 1 Balloon Centre No 901 Sqn 5 Flights, 9 Balloons
  No 902 Sqn 5 Flights, 9 Balloons
Sheerness and Convoy No 952 Sqn 5 Flights, 32 Balloons (All waterborne sites including Convoy Flight)
Dover No 961 Sqn 2 Flights, 8 Balloons; 1 Flight, 8 Balloons (waterborne)
Manston No 1 'M' Balloon Unit  
Hook - No 2 Balloon Centre No 903 Sqn 5 Flights, 9 Balloons
  No 904 Sqn 5 Flights, 9 Balloons
  No 905 Sqn 5 Flights, 9 Balloons

Weybridge

No 954 Sqn 3 Flights, 8 Balloons
Stanmore - No 3 Balloon Centre No 906 Sqn 5 Flights, 9 Balloons
  No 907 Sqn 5 Flights, 9 Balloons

Langley

No 956 Sqn 3 Flights, 8 Balloons
Chigwell - No 4 Balloon Centre No 908 Sqn 5 Flights, 9 Balloons
  No 909 Sqn 5 Flights, 9 Balloons
  No 910 Sqn 5 Flights, 9 Balloons, includes 3 waterborne sites

Harwich

No 928 Sqn 3 Flights, 8 Balloons, includes 10 waterborne sites

No 31 Group

HQ - Birmingham

 
Station Squadron Equipment
Sutton Coldfield - No 5 Balloon Centre No 911 Sqn 6 Flights, 8 Balloons
  No 913 Sqn 5 Flights, 8 Balloons
Wythall - No 6 Balloon Centre No 914 Sqn 5 Flights, 8 Balloons
  No 915 Sqn 5 Flights, 8 Balloons
  No 916 Sqn 4 Flights, 41 Balloons
  No 917 Sqn 3 Flights, 31 Balloons
No 7 Balloon Centre Derby  
  No 918 Sqn 4 Flights, 8 Balloons
Cardiff - No 14 Balloon Centre No 953 Sqn 4 Flights, 8 Balloons; 1 Flight, 7 Balloons (waterborne)
Newport No 966 Sqn 5 Flights, 8 Balloons
Barry No 969 Sqn 2 Flights, 8 Balloons
Pembroke - No 21 Balloon Centre No 962 Sqn 3 Flights, 24 Balloons (9 waterborne)
Swansea No 958 Sqn 3 Flights, 8 Balloons

1 Flight, 11 Balloons (3 waterborne)

Port Talbot No 965 Sqn 2 Flights, 8 Balloons

No 32 Group

HQ - Romsey

 
Station Squadron Equipment
Bristol - No 11 Balloon Centre No 927 Sqn 4 Flights, 8 Balloons

Yeovil

No 957 Sqn 3 Flights, 8 Balloons
  No 935 Sqn 3 Flights, 8 Balloons
  No 951 Sqn 5 Flights, 8 Balloons
  No 912 Sqn 3 Flights, 8 Balloons
Titchfield - No 12 Balloon Centre No 924 Sqn 3 Flights, 8 Balloons
  No 930 Sqn 5 Flights, 8 Balloons; 1 Flight, 10 Balloons (6 waterborne)
  No 932 Sqn 4 Flights, 8 Balloons
  No 933 Sqn 3 Flights, 8 Balloons
Plymouth - No 13 Balloon Centre No 934 Sqn 3 Flights, 8 Balloons
  No 964 Sqn 2 Flights, 8 Balloons; 1 Flight, 8 Balloons (6 waterborne)

Falmouth

No 959 Sqn 2 Flights, 8 Balloons; 1 Flight, 8 Balloons (waterborne)

No 33 Group

HQ - Sheffield

 
Station Squadron Equipment
Liverpool - No 8 Balloon Centre No 919 Sqn 5 Flights, 8 Balloons; 1 Flight, 12 Balloons (waterborne)
  No 921 Sqn 6 Flights, 8 Balloons
Warrington - No 9 Balloon Centre No 922 Sqn 4 Flights, 8 Balloons
  No 923 Sqn 4 Flights, 8 Balloons
  No 949 Sqn 4 Flights, 8 Balloons
Manchester - No 10 Balloon Centre No 925 Sqn 5 Flights, 8 Balloons
  No 926 Sqn 5 Flights, 8 Balloons
  No 963 Sqn 3 Flights, 8 Balloons
Sheffield - No 16 Balloon Centre No 939 Sqn 5 Flights, 8 Balloons
  No 940 Sqn 4 Flights, 8 Balloons
Hull - No 17 Balloon Centre No 943 Sqn 4 Flights, total balloons 32
  No 942 Sqn 5 Flights, total balloons 42 (24 waterborne sites)
  No 944 Sqn 2 Flights, total balloons 22 (11 waterborne)

No 34 Group

HQ - Tor House, Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
Newcastle-upon-Tyne - No 15 Balloon Centre No 936 Sqn 5 Flights, 8 Balloons, includes 4 waterborne sites
  No 937 Sqn 4 Flights, 8 Balloons, includes 3 waterborne sites
  No 938 Sqn 6 Flights, 8 Balloons
Glasgow - No 18 Balloon Centre No 945 Sqn 5 Flights, 8 Balloons
  No 946 Sqn 6 Flights, 8 Balloons
  No 947 Sqn 5 Flights, 8 Balloons

Ardeer

No 967 Sqn 6 Flights, 8 Balloons
Lyness - No 20 Balloon Centre No 950 Sqn 4 Flights, 8 Balloons
  No 960 Sqn 2 Flights, 8 Balloons (waterborne); 1 Flight, 8 Balloons
Kyle of Lochalsh (Administered direct by HQ No 34 Group) No 920 Sqn 1 Flight, 5 Balloons, 1 Flight, 11 Balloons (waterborne)

Forth and Methil

No 929 Sqn 5 Flights, 8 Balloons, includes 7 waterborne sites
  No 948 Sqn 4 Flights, 8 Balloons (8 waterborne)

Belfast

No 968 Sqn 5 Flights, 8 Balloons (8 waterborne)
RAF Station Cardington Balloon Development Establishment Controlled by Director of Armament Development
  No 26 Maintenance Unit 75 Balloons
  No 1 Balloon Training Unit 75 Balloons
  No 972 Sqn (Mobile) 3 Flights, 8 Balloons
  No 955 Sqn (Mobile) 4 Flights, 8 Balloons

Source - SD161 (6th Issue) January 1941

County names used are those in use at the time

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This page was last updated on 09/06/17 using FrontPage 2003

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