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Bomber Command - December 1941


[No 1 Group | No 2 Group | No 3 Group | No 4 Group | No 5 Group | No 6 Group | No 7 Group | No 8 Group]

Command HQ - High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

No 1 (Bomber) Group

HQ - Bawtry Hall, Bawtry, West Yorkshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Binbrook Binbrook, Lincolnshire  
No 12 Sqn RAF Binbrook Wellington
No 142 Sqn RAF Binbrook Wellington
No 1481 Target Towing Flight RAF Binbrook Lysander
RAF Station Elsham Wolds Elsham Wolds, Brigg, Lincolnshire  
No 103 Sqn RAF Elsham Wolds Wellington
RAF Station Hemswell Hemswell, nr Lincoln, Lincolnshire  
No 300 (Polish) Sqn RAF Hemswell Wellington
No 301 (Polish) Sqn RAF Hemswell Wellington
RAF Station Holme Holme-on-Spalding Moor, East Yorkshire  
No 458 Sqn RAAF RAF Holme Wellington
RAF Station Lindholme Doncaster, West Yorkshire  
No 304 (Polish) Sqn RAF Lindholme Wellington
No 305 (Polish) Sqn RAF Lindholme Wellington
RAF Station Snaith Snaith, Goole, East Yorkshire  
No 150 Sqn RAF Snaith Wellington/Liberator

No 2 (Bomber) Group

HQ - Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Horsham St Faith Horsham St Faith, Norwich, Norfolk  
No 18 Sqn RAF Horsham St Faith Blenheim
No 139 Sqn RAF Horsham St Faith Blenheim
No 1508 Beam Approach Training Flt RAF Horsham St Faith Blenheim
RAF Station Polebrook    
No 90 Sqn RAF Polebrook Fortress I, detachments at other stations
RAF Station Swanton Morley Swanton Morley, Dereham, Norfolk  
No 105 Sqn RAF Swanton Morley Blenheim
No 88 Sqn RAF Swanton Morley Boston III/Blenheim
No 1515 Beam Approach Training Flight RAF Swanton Morley Oxford
RAF Station Wattisham Wattisham, Bildeston, Ipswich, Suffolk  
No 110 Sqn RAF Wattisham Blenheim
No 226 Sqn RAF Wattisham Boston III/Blenheim
RAF Station Watton Watton, Thetford, Norfolk  
No 21 Sqn RAF Watton Blenheim
No 82 Sqn RAF Watton Blenheim
RAF Station West Raynham West Raynham, Fakenham, Norfolk  
No 107 Sqn RAF West Raynham Blenheim
No 114 Sqn RAF West Raynham Blenheim
No 1420 Flight RAF West Raynham Blenheim
No 1481 Target Towing Flight RAF West Raynham Lysander

No 3 (Bomber) Group

HQ - Exning, nr Newmarket, Cambridgeshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Feltwell Feltwell, Thetford, Norfolk  
No 57 Sqn RAF Feltwell Wellington
No 75 Sqn RAF Feltwell Wellington
No 1519 Beam Approach Training Flight RAF Feltwell Oxford
RAF Station Honington Honington, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk  
No 9 Sqn RAF Honington Wellington
No 311 (Czech) Sqn RAF Honington Wellington
No 1505 Beam Approach Training Flight RAF Honington  
No 1513 Beam Approach Training Flight RAF Honington Oxford
RAF Station Marham Marham, King's Lynn, Norfolk  
No 115 Sqn RAF Marham Wellington
No 218 Sqn RAF Marham Wellington
RAF Station Mildenhall Mildenhall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk  
No 149 Sqn RAF Mildenhall Wellington/Stirling
No 1503 Beam Approach Training Flight RAF Mildenhall Wellington
RAF Station Oakington Oakington, Cambridgeshire  
No 7 Sqn RAF Oakington Stirling
No 101 Sqn RAF Oakington Wellington
RAF Station Stradishall Stradishall, Newmarket, Suffolk  
No 214 Sqn RAF Stradishall Wellington
No 138 Sqn RAF Stradishall Various
No 1483 Target Towing Flight RAF Stradishall Lysander
No 3 Group Training Flt RAF Stradishall Wellington
No 1521 Beam Approach Training Flight RAF Stradishall Oxford
RAF Station Tempsford Tempsford, Bedfordshire  
RAF Station Waterbeach Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire  
No 99 Sqn RAF Waterbeach Wellington
No 26 Conversion Flight RAF Waterbeach Stirling
No 15 Sqn RAF Waterbeach Stirling
RAF Station Wyton St Ives, Huntingdonshire  
No 40 Sqn RAF Wyton Wellington, detachments at other stations
No 1504 Beam Approach Training Flight RAF Wyton Wellington

No 4 (Bomber) Group

HQ - RAF York

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Dishforth Dishforth, North Yorkshire  
No 51 Sqn RAF Dishforth Whitley
No 1512 Beam Approach Training Flight RAF Linton-on-Ouse Whitley
RAF Station Driffield Driffield, East Yorkshire  
No 104 Sqn RAF Driffield Wellington, detachments at other stations
No 1484 Target Towing Flight RAF Driffield Lysander
RAF Station Leeming Leeming, Leeming Bar, Northallerton, North Yorkshire  
No 10 Sqn RAF Leeming Whitley
No 77 Sqn RAF Leeming Whitley
RAF Station Linton-on-Ouse Linton-on-Ouse, York, North Yorkshire  
No 35 Sqn RAF Linton-on-Ouse Halifax
No 58 Sqn RAF Linton-on-Ouse Whitley
No 1502 Beam Approach Training Flight RAF Linton-on-Ouse Whitley
No 28 Conversion Flight RAF Linton-on-Ouse Halifax
RAF Station Middleton St George Yarm, Co. Durham  
No 76 Sqn RAF Middleton St George Halifax
No 78 Sqn RAF Middleton St George Whitley
RAF Station Pocklington Pocklington, East Yorkshire  
No 405 Sqn RCAF RAF Pocklington Wellington
RAF Station Topcliffe Thirsk, North Yorkshire  
No 102 Sqn RAF Topcliffe Whitley
No 1516 Beam Approach Training Flight RAF Topcliffe Oxford

No 5 (Bomber) Group

HQ - Grantham, Lincolnshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Bottesford Coningsby, Lincolnshire  
No 1524 Beam Approach Training Flight RAF Bottesford Oxford
RAF Station Coningsby Coningsby, Lincolnshire  
No 106 Sqn RAF Coningsby Hampden
No 97 Sqn RAF Coningsby Manchester
No 1485 Target Towing Flight RAF Coningsby Lysander
No 5 Group Training Flt RAF Coningsby  
No 1514 Beam Approach Training Flight RAF Coningsby Oxford
RAF Station North Luffenham Edith Weston, Oakham, Rutland  
No 61 Sqn RAF North Luffenham Manchester
No 144 Sqn RAF North Luffenham Hampden
RAF Station Scampton Scampton, Lincolnshire  
No 49 Sqn RAF Scampton Hampden
No 83 Sqn RAF Scampton Hampden
No 1518 Beam Approach Training Flight RAF Scampton Oxford
RAF Station Swinderby Swinderby, nr Lincoln, Lincolnshire  
No 50 Sqn RAF Swinderby Hampden
No 455 Sqn RAAF RAF Swinderby Hampden
RAF Station Syerston Syerston, Newark, Nottinghamshire  
No 408 Sqn RCAF RAF Lindholme Hampden
RAF Station Waddington Waddington, nr Lincoln, Lincolnshire  
No 44 Sqn RAF Waddington Hampden
No 207 Sqn RAF Waddington Manchester
No 1506 Beam Approach Training Flight RAF Waddington Hampdens

No 6 (Bomber) Group - Operational Training

HQ - RAF Abingdon, Oxfordshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Abingdon Abingdon, Oxfordshire  
No 10 Operational Training Unit RAF Abingdon Whitley/Anson
No 1501 Beam Approach Training Flight RAF Abingdon Whitley
RAF Station Bassingbourn Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire  
No 11 Operational Training Unit RAF Bassingbourn Wellington/Anson
RAF Station Bramcote Bramcote, Nottinghamshire  
No 18 (Polish) Operational Training Unit RAF Bramcote Wellington/Anson
RAF Station Chipping Warden Chipping Warden, Northamptonshire  
No 12 Operational Training Unit RAF Chipping Warden Wellington/Anson
RAF Station Harwell Harwell, Oxfordshire  
No 15 Operational Training Unit RAF Harwell Wellington/Anson
Ferry Training and Despatch Flight RAF Harwell  
RAF Station Kinloss Kinloss, Moray  
No 19 Operational Training Unit RAF Kinloss Wellington/Anson
RAF Station Lichfield Lichfield, Staffordshire  
No 27 Operational Training Unit RAF Lichfield Wellington/Anson
RAF Station Lossiemouth Lossiemouth, Moray  
No 20 Operational Training Unit RAF Lossiemouth Wellington/Anson
RAF Station Medmenham Medmenham, Berkshire  
Central Interpretation Unit RAF Medmenham For administration only
RAF Station Moreton-in-Marsh Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire  
No 21 Operational Training Unit RAF Moreton-in-Marsh Wellington/Anson
RAF Station Pershore Pershore, Worcestershire  
No 23 Operational Training Unit RAF Pershore Wellington/Anson
RAF Station Wellesbourne Mountford Wellesbourne Mountford, nr Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire  
No 22  Operational Training Unit RAF Wellesbourne Mountford Wellington/Anson

No 7 (Bomber) Group - Operational Training

HQ - Winslow

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Bicester Bicester, Oxfordshire  
No 13 Operational Training Unit RAF Bicester Blenheim
Ferry Training Flight RAF Bicester  
RAF Station Cottesmore Cottesmore, Oakham, Rutland  
No 14 Operational Training Unit RAF Cottesmore Hampden/Anson
RAF Station Finningley Finningley, nr Doncaster, West Yorkshire  
No 25 Operational Training Unit RAF Finningley Hampden/Wellington/Manchester/Anson
No 1507 Beam Approach Training Flight RAF Finningley Oxford
RAF Station Honeybourne Evesham Worcestershire  
RAF Station Upper Heyford Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire  
No 16 Operational Training Unit RAF Upper Heyford Hampden/Anson
RAF Station Upwood Upwood, Huntingdonshire  
No 17 Operational Training Unit RAF Upwood Blenheim
No 1511 Beam Approach Training Flight RAF Upewood Oxford

No 8 (Bomber) Group

HQ - Brampton Grange, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Chelveston Chelveston, Northamptonshire  
RAF Station Molesworth Molesworth Huntingdonshire  
No 460 Sqn RAAF RAF Molesworth Wellington
RAF Station Thurleigh Thurleigh, Bedford, Bedfordshire  

The following squadrons existed on a 'number only' basis pending re-formation: -

No 63 Squadron

No 98 Squadron

No 166 Squadron

No 215 Squadron

Source - December 1941 SD161

County names used are those in use at the time

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