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Balloon Command - June 1942


[Command HQ | No 30 Group | No 32 Group | No 33 Group | No 34 Group]

Command HQ - Old Church Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex

Satellite airfields are shown in brackets and some units shown at the main station may have been based at the Satellite

Units administered directly by Balloon Command HQ

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Cardington Cardington, Bedfordshire  
No 1 Balloon Training Unit RAF Cardington
Balloon Development Establishment RAF Cardington

No 30 Group

HQ - Chessington, Nr Surbiton, Surrey

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Chessington (Weybridge)    
No 954 Sqn Huntspill,  St George's Avenue, Weybridge, Surrey  
No 1 Balloon Centre Kidbrooke, London SE3  
No 901 Sqn No 1 Balloon Centre  
No 902 Sqn No 1 Balloon Centre  
No 903/904 Sqn No 1 Balloon Centre  
No 952 Sqn (Sheerness & Convoy) No 1 Balloon Centre  
No 961 Sqn (Dover) No 1 Balloon Centre  
No 1 Mobile Balloon Unit (Manston) No 1 Balloon Centre  
No 3 Balloon Centre Stanmore Park, Middlesex  
No 905 Sqn No 3 Balloon Centre  
No 906 Sqn No 3 Balloon Centre  
No 956 Sqn (Langley) No 3 Balloon Centre  
No 4 Balloon Centre Chigwell, Essex  
No 907 Sqn No 4 Balloon Centre  
No 908/909 Sqn No 4 Balloon Centre  
No 910 Sqn No 4 Balloon Centre  
No 928 Sqn (Harwich) No 4 Balloon Centre  
No 12 Balloon Centre Titchfield, Fareham, Hampshire  
No 924 Sqn (Southampton) No 12 Balloon Centre  
No 930 Sqn (Southampton) No 12 Balloon Centre  
No 932 Sqn (Portsmouth) No 12 Balloon Centre  
No 933 Sqn (Portsmouth) No 12 Balloon Centre  

No 32 Group

HQ - Claverton Manor, Claverton, Nr Bath, Somerset

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 11 Balloon Centre Pucklechurch, Bristol  
No 912 Sqn (Brockworth) No 11 Balloon Centre  
No 927 Sqn No 11 Balloon Centre  
No 935 Sqn (Filton) No 11 Balloon Centre  
No 955 Sqn (Weston-super-Mare) No 11 Balloon Centre  
No 957 Sqn (Yeovil) No 11 Balloon Centre  
No 13 Balloon Centre Collaton Cross, Yealmpton, Plymouth, Devon.  
No 934 Sqn No 13 Balloon Centre  
No 964 Sqn No 13 Balloon Centre  
No 959 Sqn (Falmouth) No 13 Balloon Centre  
No 992 Sqn (Exeter) No 13 Balloon Centre  
No 14 Balloon Centre Caerau, Ely, Cardiff  
No 953 Sqn No 14 Balloon Centre  
No 966 Sqn (Newport) No 14 Balloon Centre
No 965 Sqn (Port Talbot) No 14 Balloon Centre  
No 958 Sqn (Swansea) No 14 Balloon Centre  

No 33 Group

HQ - Parkhead House, Abbey Lane, Sheffield 11

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 5 Balloon Centre Whitehouse Common, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham  
No 911 Sqn No 5 Balloon Centre  
No 913 Sqn No 5 Balloon Centre  
No 993 Sqn (Norwich) No 5 Balloon Centre  
No 6 Balloon Centre Wythall, Birmingham, South.  
No 914 Sqn No 6 Balloon Centre  
No 915 Sqn No 6 Balloon Centre  
No 916 Sqn (Coventry) No 6 Balloon Centre  
No 917 Sqn (Coventry) No 6 Balloon Centre  
No 8 Balloon Centre Lime Tree Farm, Fazakerley, Liverpool 10  
No 919 Sqn No 8 Balloon Centre  
No 921 Sqn No 8 Balloon Centre  
No 970 Sqn (Barrow) No 8 Balloon Centre  
No 9 Balloon Centre Houghton Green, Warrington, Lancashire  
No 922 Sqn No 9 Balloon Centre  
No 923 Sqn No 9 Balloon Centre
No 949 Sqn (Crewe) No 9 Balloon Centre  
No 10 Balloon Centre Bowles, Middleton, Manchester  
No 925 Sqn No 10 Balloon Centre  
No 926 Sqn No 10 Balloon Centre  
No 931 Sqn No 10 Balloon Centre  
No 963 Sqn (Accrington) No 10 Balloon Centre
No 16 Balloon Centre Hemsworth, Norton, Sheffield  
No 918 Sqn (Derby) No 16 Balloon Centre  
No 939 Sqn No 16 Balloon Centre  
No 940 Sqn No 16 Balloon Centre
No 17 Balloon Centre Sutton-on-Hull, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire  
No 942/943 Sqn No 17 Balloon Centre No 17 Balloon Centre

No 34 Group

HQ - Tor House, Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 15 Balloon Centre Long Benton, Forest Hall, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.  
No 936 Sqn No 15 Balloon Centre  
No 937 Sqn No 15 Balloon Centre  
No 938 Sqn (Billingham) No 15 Balloon Centre  
No 18 Balloon Centre 38 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow C2  
No 945 Sqn No 18 Balloon Centre  
No 946 Sqn No 18 Balloon Centre  
No 947 Sqn No 18 Balloon Centre  
No 929 Sqn Dundas Castle, South Queensferry, West Lothian Administered directly by Group HQ
No 950 Sqn Lyness, Orkneys Administered directly by Group HQ
No 920 Sqn Londonderry Operationally controlled by No 82 Group
No 968 Sqn Belfast Operationally controlled by No 82 Group

The Following units have been despatched to Overseas Commands : -

No 275 (Balloon) Wing - to Iraq

No 980 Sqn - to Iraq

No 981 Sqn - to Middle East

No 982 Sqn - to Iraq

The following unit has been formed and will proceed overseas: -

No 983 (Balloon) Sqn - to Iraq (in June)

Source - June 1942 SD161

County names used are those in use at the time

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This page was last updated on 09/06/17 using FrontPage 2003

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