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Bomber Command - January 1941


[No 1 Group | No 2 Group | No 3 Group | No 4 Group | No 5 Group | No 6 Group | No 7 Group]

Command HQ - High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

No 1 (Bomber) Group

HQ - Hucknall, Nottinghamshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Binbrook Binbrook, Lincolnshire  
No 12 Sqn RAF Binbrook Wellingtons
No 142 Sqn RAF Binbrook Wellingtons
RAF Station Newton    
No 103 Sqn RAF Newton Wellingtons
No 150 Sqn RAF Newton Wellingtons
RAF Station Swinderby Swinderby, Lincolnshire  
No 300 (Polish) Sqn RAF Swinderby Wellingtons
No 301 (Polish) Sqn RAF Swinderby Wellingtons
RAF Station Syerston Syerston, Newark, Nottinghamshire  
No 304 (Polish) Sqn RAF Syerston Wellingtons
No 305 (Polish) Sqn RAF Syerston Wellingtons

No 2 (Bomber) Group

HQ - Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Horsham St Faith Horsham St Faith, Norwich, Norfolk  
No 114 Sqn RAF Horsham St Faith Blenheims
No 139 Sqn RAF Horsham St Faith Blenheims
RAF Station Swanton Morley Swanton Morley, Dereham, Norfolk  
No 105 Sqn RAF Swanton Morley Blenheims
RAF Station Wattisham Wattisham, Bildeston, Ipswich, Suffolk  
No 107 Sqn RAF Wattisham Blenheims
No 110 Sqn RAF Wattisham Blenheims
No 8 Blind Approach Training Flt RAF Wattisham Blenheims
RAF Station Watton Watton, Thetford, Norfolk  
No 21 Sqn RAF Watton Blenheims
No 82 Sqn RAF Watton Blenheims
RAF Station West Raynham West Raynham, Fakenham, Norfolk  
No 18 Sqn RAF West Raynham Blenheims
No 101 Sqn RAF West Raynham Blenheims

Certain of No 2 Group squadrons may be detached to Kinloss and/or Lossiemouth from time to time

No 3 (Bomber) Group

HQ - Exning, nr Newmarket, Cambridgeshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Feltwell Feltwell, Thetford, Norfolk  
No 57 Sqn RAF Feltwell Wellingtons
No 75 Sqn RAF Feltwell Wellingtons
RAF Station Honington Honington, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk  
No 9 Sqn RAF Honington Wellingtons
No 311 (Czech) Sqn RAF Honington Wellingtons
No 5 Blind Approach Training Flt RAF Honington  
RAF Station Marham Marham, King's Lynn, Norfolk  
No 115 Sqn RAF Marham Wellingtons
No 218 Sqn RAF Marham Wellingtons
RAF Station Mildenhall Mildenhall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk  
No 99 Sqn RAF Mildenhall Wellingtons
No 149 Sqn RAF Mildenhall Wellingtons
No 401 (Meteorological) Flt RAF Mildenhall Gladiators
No 3 Blind Approach Training Flt RAF Mildenhall Wellingtons
RAF Station Oakington Oakington, Cambridgeshire  
No 7 Sqn RAF Oakington Stirlings
No 3 Photo Reconnaissance Unit RAF Oakington Spitfires/Wellingtons
RAF Station Stradishall Stradishall, Newmarket, Suffolk  
No 214 Sqn RAF Stradishall Wellingtons
No 419 Flt RAF Stradishall Various
RAF Station Wyton St Ives, Huntingdonshire  
No 15 Sqn RAF Wyton Wellingtons
No 40 Sqn RAF Wyton Wellingtons
No 4 Blind Approach Training Flt RAF Wyton Wellingtons

No 4 (Bomber) Group

HQ - RAF York

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Dishforth Dishforth, NorthYorkshire  
No 51 Sqn RAF Dishforth Whitleys
No 78 Sqn RAF Dishforth Whitleys
RAF Station Driffield Driffield, East Yorkshire Temporarily under Care & Maintenance
RAF Station Linton-on-Ouse Linton-on-Ouse, York, North Yorkshire  
No 58 Sqn RAF Linton-on-Ouse Whitleys
No 2 Blind Approach Training Flt RAF Linton-on-Ouse Whitleys
RAF Station Leeming Leeming, Leeming Bar, Northallerton, North Yorkshire  
No 10 Sqn RAF Leeming Whitleys
No 35 Sqn RAF Leeming Halifaxes (temporarily at RAF Linton-on-Ouse)
RAF Station Topcliffe Thirsk, North Yorkshire  
No 77 Sqn RAF Topcliffe Whitleys
No 102 Sqn RAF Topcliffe Whitleys

No 5 (Bomber) Group

HQ - Grantham, Lincolnshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Finningley Finningley, Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire  
No 106 Sqn RAF Finningley Hampdens
No 7 Blind Approach Training Flt RAF Finningley Blenheims
RAF Station Lindholme Doncaster, West Yorkshire  
No 50 Sqn RAF Lindholme Hampdens
RAF Station Hemswell Hemswell, nr Lincoln, Lincolnshire  
No 61 Sqn RAF Hemswell Hampdens
No 144 Sqn RAF Hemswell Hampdens
RAF Station Scampton Scampton, Lincolnshire  
No 49 Sqn RAF Scampton Hampdens
No 83 Sqn RAF Scampton Hampdens
RAF Station Waddington Waddington, nr Lincoln, Lincolnshire  
No 44 Sqn RAF Waddington Hampdens
No 207 Sqn RAF Waddington Manchesters
No 6 Blind Approach Training Flt RAF Waddington Hampdens
RAF Station Doncaster Doncaster, West Yorkshire  
No 271 Sqn RAF Doncaster Various

No 6 (Bomber) Group - Operational Training

HQ - RAF Abingdon, Oxfordshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Abingdon Abingdon, Oxfordshire Administers AM Code & Cypher School , Oxford)
No 10 Operational Training Unit RAF Abingdon Whitleys/Anson
No 1 Blind Approach Training Flt RAF Abingdon Whitleys
RAF Station Bassingbourn Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire  
No 11 Operational Training Unit RAF Bassingbourn Wellingtons/Ansons
RAF Station Benson Benson, Oxfordshire  
No 12 Operational Training Unit RAF Benson Wellingtons/Ansons
Bombing Development Unit RAF Boscombe Down Station in Flying Training Command
RAF Station Bramcote Bramcote, Nottinghamshire  
No 18 (Polish) Operational Training Unit RAF Bramcote Wellingtons/Ansons
RAF Station Harwell Harwell, Oxfordshire  
No 15 Operational Training Unit RAF Harwell Wellingtons/Ansons
RAF Station Kinloss Kinloss, Moray  
No 19 Operational Training Unit RAF Kinloss Wellingtons/Ansons
RAF Station Lossiemouth Lossiemouth, Moray  
No 20 Operational Training Unit RAF Lossiemouth Wellingtons/Ansons

No 7 (Bomber) Group - Operational Training

HQ - Brampton Grange, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Bicester Bicester, Oxfordshire  
No 13 Operational Training Unit RAF Bicester Blenheims
RAF Station Cottesmore Cottesmore, Oakham, Rutland  
No 14 Operational Training Unit RAF Cottesmore Hampdens/Ansons
RAF Station Upper Heyford Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire  
No 16 Operational Training Unit RAF Upper Heyford Hampdens/Ansons
RAF Station Upwood Upwood, Huntingdonshire  
No 17 Operational Training Unit RAF Upwood Blenheims

Source - SD161 (6th Issue) January 1941

No 166 Squadron

No 52 Squadron

No 63 Squadron

No 104 Squadron

No 108 Squadron

No 90 Squadron

No 215 Squadron

No 185 Squadron

No 76 Squadron

No 97 Squadron

County names used are those in use at the time

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