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Coastal Command - December 1941


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

Command HQ - Eastbury Park, Northwood, Middlesex

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 206 Sqn RAF Aldergrove Hudson
No 1402 (Meteorological) Flight RAF Aldergrove Gladiator
No 1405 (Meteorological) Flight RAF Aldergrove Blenheim/Hudson
No 1 Armament Training Camp RAF Aldergrove Lysander
RAF Station Ballykelly Ballykelly, County Londonderry  
RAF Station Hooton Park Hooton Park, Little Sutton, Wirral, Cheshire  
No 15 Group Communication Flight RAF Hooton Park Various
RAF Station Islay - Bowmore Isle of Islay, Argyllshire Care & Maintenance
RAF Station Islay - Port Ellen Isle of Islay, Argyllshire  
RAF Station Limavady Limavady, County Londonderry  
No 224 Sqn RAF Limavady Hudson
No 502 Sqn RAF Limavady Whitley
RAF Station Lough Erne Lough Erne, Fermanagh  
No 240 Sqn RAF Lough Erne Catalina, detachments at other stations
RAF Station Lough Foyle    
RAF Station Nutts Corner Crumlin, Northern Ireland  
No 120 Sqn RAF Nutts Corner Liberator
RAF Station Oban Dungalion House, Oban, Argyll  
No 210 Sqn RAF Oban Catalina
RAF Station Stornoway Stornoway, Isle of Lewis  
RAF Station Stranraer Stranraer  
No 228 Sqn RAF Stranraer Sunderland

No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

HQ - Black Lion Fields, Gillingham, Kent

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Benson Benson, Oxfordshire  
No 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit RAF Benson Various, less 'B' & 'C' Flights
RAF Station Bircham Newton Bircham Newton, King's Lynn, Norfolk  
No 248 Sqn RAF Bircham Newton Beaufighter, detachments at other stations
No 500 Sqn RAF Bircham Newton Blenheim/Hudson
No 1401 (Meteorological) Flt RAF Bircham Newton Anson
No 1403 (Meteorological) Flt RAF Bircham Newton Anson
No 279 Sqn RAF Bircham Newton Hudson
RAF Station Detling Detling, nr Maidstone, Kent  
No 16 Group Communication Flt RAF Detling  
RAF Station Eastchurch Eastchurch, Kent Under Care and Maintenance
RAF Station Felixstowe Felixstowe, Suffolk Under Care and Maintenance
RAF Station North Coates North Coates, Grimsby, Lincolnshire  
No 407 Sqn RCAF RAF North Coates Hudson
No 86 Sqn RAF North Coates Beaufort
No 2 Mobile Torpedo Base RAF North Coates  
RAF Station Thorney Island Thorney Island, Emsworth, Hampshire  
No 59 Sqn RAF Thorney Island Hudson, detachments at other stations
No 22 Sqn RAF Thorney Island Beaufort
No 415 Sqn RCAF RAF Thorney Island Beaufort
No 2 Armament Training Camp RAF Thorney Island Lysander

No 17 (Training) Group

HQ - RAF Gosport, Hampshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
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 Training School RAF Calshot  
Flying Boat Repair Section RAF Calshot  
RAF Station Catfoss Catfoss, Nr Hull, East Yorkshire  
No 2 OTU RAF Catfoss Blenheim/Beaufighter
RAF Station Chivenor Chivenor, Devon  
No 5 OTU RAF Chivenor Beaufort
RAF Station Cranwell Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire Station in Technical Training Command
No 3 OTU RAF Cranwell Whitley/Wellington
RAF Station Gosport Gosport, Hampshire  
Torpedo Development Unit and Instructional Section RAF Gosport Various
No 2 AACU (less flights at Detling and Roborough) RAF Gosport Various
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
No 102 Wing (SS Batavier II) RAF Invergordon  
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
RAF Station Thornaby Thornaby, North Yorkshire Station in No 18 Group
No 6 OTU RAF Thornaby Various

No 18 (Reconnaissance) Group

HQ - Pitreavie Castle, Rosyth, Dunfermline

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Dyce Dyce, Aberdeen  
No 235 Sqn RAF Dyce Blenheim/Beaufighter
No 404 Sqn RCAF RAF Dyce Blenheim, detachments at other stations
No (150)9 Beam Approach Training Flt RAF Dyce Wellington
RAF Station Helensburgh Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire  
Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment RAF Helensburgh Various
RAF Station Leuchars Leuchars, Fife  
No 1510 Blind Approach Training Flt RAF Leuchars Wellington
No 42 Sqn RAF Leuchars Beaufort, detachments at other stations
No 320 Sqn (RDNAS) RAF Leuchars  
No 489 Sqn RNZAF RAF Leuchars Beaufort
No 18 Group Communication Flt RAF Leuchars Various
'C' Flt, Photographic Reconnaissance Unit RAF Leuchars Spitfire/Blenheim
No 3 Armament Training Camp RAF Leuchars  
RAF Station Sullom Voe Sullom Voe, Shetland  
No 413 Sqn RCAF RAF Sullom Voe Catalina
RAF Floating Dock RAF Sullom Voe  
RAF Station Sumburgh Sumburgh, Shetland  
No 143 Sqn RAF Sumburgh Beaufighter
RAF Station Thornaby Thornaby, North Yorkshire  
No 608 Sqn RAF Thornaby Anson/Blenheim
RAF Station Wick Wick, Caithness  
No 612 Sqn RAF Wick Whitley, detachments at other stations
No 220 Sqn RAF Wick Hudson
No 48 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 4 Armament Training Camp RAF Carew Cheriton
No 236 Sqn RAF Carew Cheriton Blenheim/Beaufighter
Coastal Command Development Unit RAF Carew Cheriton Beaufort/Hudson
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 Lerwick/Sunderland
No 10 Sqn RAAF RAF Pembroke Dock Sunderland
No 209 Sqn RAF Pembroke Dock Catalina
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 217 Sqn RAF St Eval Beaufort, detachments at other stations
'B' Flt, No 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit RAF St Eval Spitfire/Blenheim
No 1404 (Meteorological) Flt RAF St Eval Blenheim/Hudson
No 53 Sqn RAF St Eval Hudson
No 233 Sqn RAF St Eval Hudson
No 1 Mobile Torpedo Base RAF St Eval  

No 200 Group

HQ - Gibraltar

 
Station Location/Address Notes
No 202 Sqn Gibraltar Catalina
Merchant Ship Fighter Unit Gibraltar Forming - Hurricane

RAF Iceland

 

Station Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Grotta Iceland  
AMES RAF Grotta  
RAF Station Kaldadarnes Iceland  
No 269 Sqn RAF Kaldadarnes Hudson
No 1423 Flight RAF Kaldadarnes Hurricane
RAF Station Olfus Iceland  
AMES RAF Olfus  
RAF Station Reykyavik Iceland  
No 330 (Norwegian) Sqn RAF Reykjavik Northrop
No 221 Sqn RAF Reykjavik Wellington
No 1407 (Meteorological) Flight RAF Reykjavik Long Range Hudson
RAF Station Vik Iceland  
AMES RAF Vik  

Source - December 1941 SD161

County names used are those in use at the time

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