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Fighter Command - January 1941


[No 9 Group | No 10 Group | No 11 Group | No 12 Group | No 13 Group | No 14 Group | No 60 Group | No 81 Group]

Command HQ - Bentley Priory, Stanmore, Middlesex

No 9 (Fighter) Group

HQ - Barton Hall, Preston, Lancashire

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Baginton Baginton, Coventry, Warwickshire  
No 308 (Polish) Sqn RAF Baginton Hurricanes
RAF Station Squires Gate Squires Gate, Blackpool, Lancashire
No 96 Sqn RAF Squires Gate Hurricanes
RAF Station Jurby Jurby, Isle of Man  
No 307 (Polish) Sqn RAF Jurby Defiants
RAF Station Speke Speke Aerodrome, Liverpool 10, Lancashire  
No 312 (Czech) Sqn (less detachment) RAF Speke Hurricanes
No 229 Sqn RAF Speke Hurricanes
RAF Station Ternhill Ternhill, nr Market Drayton, Shropshire Station in Flying Training Command
No 306 (Polish) Sqn RAF Ternhill Hurricanes
Detachment, No 312 (Czech) Sqn RAF Penrhos Hurricanes

No 10 (Fighter) Group

HQ - Rudloe Manor, Box, Chippenham, Wiltshire

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Middle Wallop Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire  
No 32 Sqn RAF Middle Wallop Hurricanes
No 238 Sqn RAF Middle Wallop Hurricanes
No 604 Sqn RAF Middle Wallop Beaufighters
No 93 Sqn RAF Middle Wallop Boston II/Wellingtons
RAF Station Filton Filton, Bristol, Gloucestershire  
No 501 Sqn RAF Filton Hurricanes
RAF Station Exeter Exeter Air Port, Honiton Clyst, Devon  
No 504 Sqn RAF Exeter Hurricanes
No 263 Sqn RAF Exeter Whirlwinds
RAF Station Pembrey Pembrey, Cornwall  
No 79 Sqn RAF Pembrey Hurricanes
No 256 Sqn RAF Pembrey Defiants
No 234 Sqn RAF St Eval - Station in Coastal Command Spitfires
No 247 Sqn RNAS Roborough Hurricanes (Parent Station, RAF Mount Batten)
RAF Station Warmwell Warmwell, Dorchester, Dorset  
No 152 Sqn RAF Warmwell Spitfires
No 609 Sqn RAF Warmwell Spitfires
RAF Station Colerne Colerne, Bath, Wiltshire  
No 87 Sqn RAF Colerne Hurricanes

No 11 (Fighter) Group

HQ - Uxbridge, Middlesex

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Northolt Northolt, Ruislip, Middlesex
No 303 (Polish) Sqn RAF Northolt Spitfires
No 601 Sqn RAF Northolt Hurricanes
RAF Station Kenley Whyteleafe, Surrey  
No 1 Sqn RAF Kenley Hurricanes
No 615 Sqn RAF Kenley Hurricanes
RAF Station Debden Saffron Walden, Essex  
No 85 Sqn RAF Debden Havoc I
No 242 Sqn RAF Debden Hurricanes
RAF Station Hawkinge Hawkinge, nr Folkestone, Kent  
No 91 Sqn RAF Hawkinge Spitfires
RAF Station Biggin Hill Biggin Hill, Westerham, Kent  
No 74 Sqn RAF Biggin Hill Spitfires
No 66 Sqn RAF Biggin Hill Spitfires
No 264 Sqn RAF Biggin Hill Defiants
RAF Station Gravesend Gravesend, Kent  
No 141 Sqn RAF Gravesend Defiant
RAF Station North Weald North Weald, Epping, Essex  
No 249 Sqn RAF North Weald Hurricane
No 56 Sqn RAF North Weald Hurricane
RAF Station Southend Southend-on-Sea, Essex  
No 611 Sqn RAF Southend Spitfires
RAF Station Hornchurch Hornchurch, Essex  
No 41 Sqn RAF Hornchurch Spitfire
No 64 Sqn RAF Hornchurch Spitfire
RAF Station Croydon Croydon, Surrey
No 605 Sqn RAF Croydon Hurricanes
RAF Station Hendon Hendon, Middlesex  
No 24 Sqn RAF Hendon Various
No 1 Camouflage Flt RAF Hendon Various
RAF Station Tangmere Tangmere, Chichester, Sussex  
No 145 Sqn RAF Tangmere Spitfires
No 219 Sqn RAF Tangmere Blenheims/Beaufighters
No 610 Sqn RAF Tangmere Spitfires
No 65 Sqn RAF Tangmere Spitfire
No 302 (Polish) Sqn RAF Tangmere Hurricanes
RAF Station Ford Ford, Arundel, Sussex  
No 23 Sqn RAF Ford Havoc I
Fighter Interception Unit RAF Ford Beaufighters
RAF Station Martlesham Heath Martlesham Heath, Woodbridge, Suffolk
No 17 Sqn RAF Martlesham Heath  
RAF Station Manston Manston, nr Ramsgate, Kent
No 92 Sqn RAF Manston Spitfires

No 12 (Fighter) Group

HQ - Watnall, Nottinghamshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Duxford Duxford, Cambridgeshire  
No 19 Sqn RAF Duxford Spitfire
No 310 (Czech) Sqn RAF Duxford Hurricanes
Air Fighting Development Unit RAF Duxford Various
RAF Station Wittering Wittering, Peterborough, Northamptonshire  
No 25 Sqn RAF Wittering Beaufighter
No 151 Sqn RAF Wittering Defiant
No 266 Sqn RAF Wittering Spitfire
RAF Station Digby Digby, Lincolnshire  
No 29 Sqn RAF Digby Blenheims
No 46 Sqn RAF Digby Hurricanes
No 112 Sqn RCAF RAF Digby Hurricanes
RAF Station Kirton in Lindsey Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire  
No 616 Sqn RAF Kirton in Lindsey Spitfires
No 71 (Eagle) Sqn RAF Kirton in Lindsey Hurricanes
No 255 Sqn RAF Kirton in Lindsey Defiants
RAF Station Coltishall Scottow, Norwich, Norfolk  
No 222 Sqn RAF Coltishall Spitfire
No 257 Sqn RAF Coltishall Hurricane
RAF Station Leconfield Leconfield, Beverley, East Yorkshire  
No 253 Sqn RAF Leconfield, shown at Church Fenton/Sherburn in Elmet but actually here Hurricanes
No 213 Sqn RAF Driffield - Station in Bomber Command Hurricane

No 13 (Fighter) Group

HQ - Blakelaw Estate, Ponteland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 245 Sqn RAF Aldergrove - Station in RAFNI Hurricane
RAF Station Catterick Catterick, Richmond, North Yorkshire  
No 54 Sqn RAF Catterick Spitfires
No 600 Sqn RAF Catterick Blenheims/Beaufighters
No 68 Sqn RAF Catterick Blenheims
RAF Station Usworth Usworth, Sunderland, County Durham  
No 607 Sqn RAF Usworth Hurricanes
RAF Station Drem Gullane, Drem, East Lothian  
No 43 Sqn RAF Drem Hurricane
No 603 Sqn RAF Drem Spitfires
No 602 Sqn RAF Prestwick - Station in Flying Training Command Spitfire
No 614 Sqn (Army Co-operation Command) RAF Grangemouth Lodger Unit
RAF Station Yeadon Yeadon, West Riding of Yorkshire  
Station Flight RAF Yeadon  
RAF Station Castletown Thurso, Caithness  
No 808 Sqn FAA RAF Castletown Fulmar
RAF Station Acklington Acklington, Morpeth, Northumberland  
No 72 Sqn RAF Acklington Spitfire
No 315 (Polish) Sqn RAF Acklington Hurricanes
No 258 Sqn RAF Acklington Hurricanes

No 14 (Fighter) Group

HQ - RAF Inverness

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 260 Sqn RAF Castletown Hurricanes - Station in No 13 Group
No 1 Sqn RCAF RAF Castletown Hurricanes - Station in No 13 Group
No 111 Sqn (1 Flight) RAF Dyce Station in Coastal Command
No 111 Sqn (1 Flight) RAF Montrose Station in Flying Training Command
RAF Station Elgin Elgin, Morayshire  
No 232 Sqn RAF Elgin Hurricanes
RAF Station Sumburgh Mainland, Shetland Islands Station in Coastal Command
No 3 Sqn (1 Flight) RAF Sumburgh Hurricanes
RAF Station Skeabrae Kirkwall, Orkneys  
No 3 Sqn (1 Flight) RAF Skeabrae Hurricanes

No 60 (Signals) Group

HQ - 'Oxenden', Plantation Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Units controlled by HQ No 60 Group

Unit Location/Address Notes
No 2 Installation Unit RAF Kidbrooke  
Special Flight RAF Martlesham Heath  
No 1 Radio Maintenance Unit RAF Wick  
No 2 Radio Maintenance Unit RAF Dyce  
No 3 Radio Maintenance Unit RAF Usworth  
No 4 Radio Maintenance Unit RAF Church Fenton  
No 5 Radio Maintenance Unit RAF Duxford  
No 6 Radio Maintenance Unit RAF Biggin Hill  
No 7 Radio Maintenance Unit RAF Filton  
No 8 Radio Maintenance Unit RAF Speke  
No  1 AA Calibration Flight RAF Gatwick  

Radar stations controlled by No 60 (Signals) Group

Station Location/Address Parent Unit
Anstruther Fife Leuchars
Avebury Marlborough, Wiltshire Colerne
Ballycranmore County Down Sydenham
Bamburgh Northumberland Usworth
Bawdsey Woodbridge, Suffolk Martlesham Heath
Beachy Head Sussex Kenley
Bembridge Isle of Wight Gosport
Bempton East Yorkshire Driffield
Branscombe Sidmouth, Devon Exeter
Bride Isle of Man (North) Jurby
Canewton Rochford, Essex Hornchurch
Carnanton Newquay, Cornwall St Eval
Castell Mawr Cardiganshire Aberystwyth
Castlerock Portrush, County Derry Aldergrove
Chew Park Bishop Sutton, Somerset Filton
Cocklaw Peterhead, Aberdeen Dyce
Cockburnspath Berwickshire Drem
Cregneish Isle of Man Jurby
Cresswell Morpeth, Northumberland Usworth
Cromarty Cromarty Evanton
Crustan Orkneys Kirkwall
Danby Beacon Seaholm. North Yorkshire Thornaby
Deerness Nether Button, Orkneys Lyness
Doonie Hill Aberdeen Dyce
Douglas Wood Angus Montrose
Down Derry Fowey Mount Batten
Downhill Portrush, County Derry Aldergrove
Drone Hill Berwick Drem
Dry Tree Helston, Cornwall St Eval
Dunkirk Faversham, Kent Manston
Dunwich Saxmundham, Suffolk Martlesham Heath
Durrington West Worthing Tangmere
Easington Spurnhead, East Yorkshire Catfoss
Fairlight Hastings Hawkinge
Foreness Cliftonville Manston
Formby Formby, Liverpool, Lancashire Speke
Gibraltar Gibraltar Gibraltar
Glenarm County Antrim Aldergrove
Great Bromley Colchester, Essex North Weald
Happisburgh Norwich, Norfolk Horsham St Faith
Hartland Devon Chivenor
Hawkstor Plymouth, Devon Pembroke Dock
Hayscatle Cross Fishguard, Anglesey Mount Batten
High Street, Darsham Suffolk Martlesham Heath
Hillhead Kinnairds Head Dyce
Hollingbury Folkestone Hawkinge
Hopton Yarmouth, Norfolk Horsham St Faith
Kete Pembrokeshire Pembroke Dock
Kilchiaran Islay Port Ellen
Kingswear Brixham, Devon Mount Batten
Kirkistown Castle County Down Sydenham
Loth Helmsdale, Sutherland Wick
Mark's Castle Land's End, Cornwall St Eval
Nether Button Kirkwall, Orkneys Lyness (950 Balloon Sqn)
Nevin Carnarvonshire Penrhos
Newchurch Kent Hawkinge
Northam Northam Burrows, Devon Chivenor
North Cairn Stranraer West Freugh
Noss Hill Sumburgh, Shetlands Sumburgh
Orby Skegness, Lincolnshire Digby
Ottercops Northumberland Usworth
Pen Olver Lizard, Cornwall St Eval
Pen-y-bryn Llyn Penrhos
Pevensey Sussex Kenley
Poling Sussex Tangmere
Prestatyn Flintshire Sealand
Rame Head Plymouth Mont Batten
Ringstead Poxwell, Dorset Warmwell
Rosehearty Aberdeenshire Dyce
Rye Sussex Hawkinge
St Cyrus Montrose Montrose
St Twynnells Tenby Carew Cheriton
Saligo Islay Port Ellen
Sango Cape Wrath Castletown
Scarlet Point Isle of Man Jurby
School Hill Aberdeen Dyce
Shotton Castle Eden, County Durham Usworth
Skaw North Unst, Shetlands Sullom Voe
Skendleby Spilsby, Lincolnshire Manby
Sopley Christchurch, Hampshire Middle Wallop
Southbourne Bournemouth, Dorset Warmwell
South Stack Holy Island, Anglesey Penrhos
Staxton Wold Scarborough, North Yorkshire Driffield, Currently the oldest operating radar station in the world
Stenigot Louth, Lincolnshire Manby
Stoke Holy Cross Norwich, Norfolk Horsham St Faith
Strumble Head Fishguard, Anglesey Pembroke Dock
Swingate Dover Hawkinge
Tannach Wick Wick
Tan-y-Bwich Aberysteyth Aberysteyth
Thrumster Wick Wick
Tower Blackpool, Lancashire Blackpool
Trerew Newquay, Cornwall St Eval
Trevescan Sennen, Cornwall St Eval
Trevose St Merryn, Newquay, Cornwall St Eval
Truleigh Hill Shoreham Tangmere
Ventnor Isle of Wight Gosport
Waldringfield Martlesham Debden
Walton The Naze, Essex North Weald
Warren Tenby Pembroke Dock
West Beckham Holt, Norfolk Bircham Newton
West Prawle Devon Mount Batten
Wherwell Andover Middle Wallop
Whale Head Orkneys Lyness (950 Balloon Sqn)
Whitstable Kent Manston
Willesborough Ashford, Kent Biggin Hill
Worth Matravers Swanage Warmwell
 

No 81 Operational Training Group

HQ - RAF Sealand (Temporary)

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Church Fenton Church Fenton, Tadcaster, West Yorkshire  
No 54 OTU RAF Church Fenton Blenheims/Defiants/Beaufighters
RAF Station Aston Down Aston Down, Gloucestershire
No 55 OTU RAF Usworth Hurricanes
RAF Station Sutton Bridge Sutton Bridge, Long Sutton, Lincolnshire
No 56 OTU RAF Sutton Bridge Hurricanes
RAF Station Hawarden Hawarden, Saltney Ferry, Flintshire
No 57 OTU RAF Hawarden Spitfires
RAF Station Grangemouth Central Scotland Airport, Grangemouth, Stirlingshire
No 58 OTU RAF Grangemouth Spitfires
RAF Station Turnhouse Turnhouse, Edinburgh  
No 59 OTU RAF Turnhouse Hurricanes

Miscellaneous Units

 
Unit Location Notes
Air Ministry Unit London (11 Group)  
RAF Station Harrow London (11 Group)  
Polish Inspectorate General London (11 Group)  
Czechoslovak Inspectorate General London (11 Group)  
No 11 Aviation Candidate Selection Board London (11 Group)  
No 13 Aviation Candidate Selection Board London (11 Group)  
No 14 Aviation Candidate Selection Board London (11 Group)  
R/T Voice Unit Uxbridge  
No 16 Aviation Candidate Selection Board Edinburgh  

Source - SD161 (6th Issue) January 1941

County names used are those in use at the time

[Command HQ | No 9 Group | No 10 Group | No 11 Group | No 12 Group | No 13 Group | No 14 Group | No 60 Group | No 81 Group]

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