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Coastal Command - July 1941


[Command HQ | No 15 Group | No 16 Group | No 17 Group | No 18 Group | No 19 Group | No 200 Group]

Command HQ - Eastbury Park, Northwood, Middlesex

Units administered directly by Command HQ

Unit Location/Address Notes
No 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit RAF Benson Station in Bomber Command
No 95 Sqn Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa Sunderland

No 15 (Reconnaissance) Group

HQ - Derby House, Exchange Buildings, Liverpool

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Aldergrove Aldergrove RAF Station, Home Forces Station in RAFNI
No 254 Sqn RAF Aldergrove Blenheim
No 233 Sqn RAF Aldergrove Hudson
No 252 Sqn RAF Aldergrove Beaufighter, detachments at other station
RAF Station Ballykelly Ballykelly, County Londonderry  
RAF Station Chivenor Chivenor, Barnstable, Devon Station in No 17 Group
No 252 Sqn RAF Chivenor Beaufighter, detachments at other station
RAF Station Eglinton Eglington, County Londonderry  
RAF Station Hooton Park Hooton Park, Little Sutton, Wirral, Cheshire  
No 48 Sqn (less 2 Flts) RAF Hooton Park Anson
No 15 Group Communication Flt RAF Hooton Park Various
RAF Station Islay - Bowmore Isle of Islay, Argyllshire  
No 119 Sqn Bowmore 'G' Class Flying Boats/Catalina, detachments at other station
RAF Station Islay - Port Ellen Isle of Islay, Argyllshire  
No 48 Sqn (1 Flt) Port Ellen Anson
RAF Station Kaldadarnes Iceland  
No 98 Sqn RAF Kaldadarnes Battle/Hurricane
No 269 Sqn (1 Flt) RAF Kaldadarnes Hudson
RAF Station Limavady Limavady, County Londonderry  
No 221 Sqn RAF Limavady Wellington
No 224 Sqn RAF Limavady Hudson
No 502 Sqn RAF Limavady Whitley
RAF Station Lough Erne Lough Erne, Fermanagh  
No 209 Sqn RAF Lough Erne Lerwick/Catalina
No 240 Sqn RAF Lough Erne Stranraer/Catalina
RAF Station Lough Foyle    
No 102 Wing (SS Batavier II) RAF Lough Foyle  
RAF Station Nutts Corner Crumlin, Northern Ireland  
No 120 Sqn RAF Nutts Corner Liberator
No 143 Sqn RAF Nutts Corner Beaufighter
RAF Station Oban Dungalion House, Oban, Argyll  
No 210 Sqn RAF Oban Sunderland/Catalina, detachments at other station
RAF Station Reykyavik Iceland  
No 30 Wing RAF Reykjavik  
No 100 Wing (SS Manela) RAF Reykjavik  
No 330 (Norwegian) Sqn RAF Reykjavik Northrop
No 204 Sqn RAF Reykjavik Sunderland
RAF Station Stranraer Stranraer  

No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

HQ - Black Lion Fields, Gillingham, Kent

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Bircham Newton Bircham Newton, King's Lynn, Norfolk  
No 206 Sqn RAF Bircham Newton Hudson, detachments at other stations
No 248 Sqn RAF Bircham Newton Blenheim
No 500 Sqn RAF Bircham Newton Blenheim
No 1403 (Meteorological) Flt RAF Bircham Newton Anson
RAF Station Detling Detling, nr Maidstone, Kent  
RAF Station Felixstowe Felixstowe, Suffolk Under Care and Maintenance
RAF Station North Coates North Coates, Grimsby, Lincolnshire  
No 22 Sqn RAF North Coates Beaufort, detachments at other stations
No 86 Sqn RAF North Coates Blenheim/Beaufort
No 2 Mobile Torpedo Base RAF North Coates  
RAF Station Eastchurch Eastchurch, Kent Under Care and Maintenance
Rochester (Civil) Rochester, Kent  
No 16 Group Communication Flt Rochester  
RAF Station Thorney Island Thorney Island, Emsworth, Hampshire  
No 59 Sqn RAF Thorney Island Blenheim
No 404 Sqn RCAF RAF Thorney Island Blenheim
No 407 Sqn RCAF RAF Thorney Island Blenheim

No 17 (Training) Group

HQ - RAF Gosport, Hampshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Andover Andover, Hampshire Station in Army Co-operation Command
No 6 OTU RAF Andover Various
RAF Station Abbotsinch Abbotsinch, Paisley  
Torpedo Training Unit RAF Abbotsinch Beaufort
RAF Station Calshot Calshot Spit, Hampshire  
Marine Craft Repair Section RAF Calshot  
Marine Craft Section RAF Calshot  
Marine Craft Instructional Section RAF Calshot  
Flying Boat Repair Section RAF Calshot  
RAF Station Catfoss Catfoss, Nr Hull, East Yorkshire  
No 2 OTU RAF Catfoss Blenheim/Anson
RAF Station Chivenor Chivenor, Devon  
No 3 OTU RAF Chivenor Various
RAF Station Gosport Gosport, Hampshire  
Torpedo Development Unit and Instructional Section RAF Gosport Various
No 2 AACU (less flight at Cleve) RAF Gosport  
Fleet Air Arm Maintenance Unit RAF Gosport  
RAF Station Greenock Greenock, Renfrewshire  
Flying Boat Major Maintenance RAF Greenock  
Flying Boat Repair Section RAF Greenock  
RAF Station Invergordon Invergordon, Ross-shire  
No 4 OTU RAF Invergordon Various
RAF Station Silloth Silloth, Carlisle, Cumberland  
No 1 (Coastal) OTU RAF Silloth Various
RAF Station Squire's Gate Squire's Gate, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire  
No 3 School of General Reconnaissance RAF Squire's Gate Botha

No 18 (Reconnaissance) Group

HQ - Pitreavie Castle, Rosyth, Dunfermline

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Dyce Dyce, Aberdeen  
No 235 Sqn RAF Dyce Blenheim, detachments at other stations
RAF Station Helensburgh Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire  
Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment RAF Helensburgh Various
RAF Station Leuchars Leuchars, Fife  
No 42 Sqn RAF Leuchars Beaufort, detachments at other stations
No 114 Sqn RAF Leuchars Blenheim. Bomber Command unit on temporary loan to Coastal Command, detachments at other stations
No 320 Sqn (RDNAS) RAF Leuchars  
No 10 Blind Approach Training Flt RAF Leuchars Wellington
No 18 Group Communication Flt RAF Leuchars Various
RAF Station Stornoway Isle of Lewis  
No 48 Sqn (1 Flt) RAF Stornoway Anson
RAF Station Sullom Voe Sullom Voe, Shetland  
No 201 Sqn RAF Sullom Voe Sunderland, detachments at other stations
RAF Floating Dock RAF Sullom Voe  
RAF Station Sumburgh Sumburgh, Shetland  
RAF Station Thornaby Thornaby, North Yorkshire  
No 608 Sqn RAF Thornaby Anson/Blenheim
No 9 Blind Approach Training Flt RAF Thornaby Wellington
RAF Station Wick Wick, Caithness  
No 269 Sqn RAF Wick Hudson
'C' Flt, Photographic Reconnaissance Unit RAF Wick Spitfire/Blenheim
No 612 Sqn RAF Wick Whitley
No 220 Sqn RAF Wick Hudson
No 1406 (Meteorological) Flt RAF Wick Spitfire

No 19 (Reconnaissance) Group

HQ - Mount Wise, Plymouth

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Carew Cheriton Carew Cheriton, Milton Tenby, Pembrokeshire  
No 236 Sqn RAF Carew Cheriton Blenheim, detachments at other stations
Coastal Command Development Unit RAF Carew Cheriton
Falmouth Falmouth, Devon Administered by RAF Mount Batten
Care and Maintenance Party Falmouth For operational use from time to time by Flying Boat Detachments
RAF Station Mount Batten Mount Batten, Plymouth, Devon  
RAF Station Pembroke Dock Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire  
Flying Boat Major Maintenance RAF Pembroke Dock  
No 10 Sqn RAAF RAF Pembroke Dock  
Roborough Roborough, Plymouth, Devon Fleet Air Arm Station
No 19 Group Communication Flt RNAS Roborough  
RAF Station St Eval St Eval, nr Wadebridge, Cornwall  
No 53 Sqn RAF St Eval Blenheim
No 217 Sqn RAF St Eval  
No 1 Mobile Torpedo Base RAF St Eval  
No 1404 (Meteorological) Flt RAF St Eval Blenheim
'B' Flt, No 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit RAF St Eval Spitfire/Blenheim

No 200 Group

HQ - Gibraltar

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 202 Sqn Gibraltar London/Catalina

Source - July 1941 SD161

County names used are those in use at the time

[Command HQ | No 15 Group | No 16 Group | No 17 Group | No 18 Group | No 19 Group | No 200 Group]

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