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Bomber Command - June 1942


[No 1 Group | No 2 Group | No 3 Group | No 4 Group | No 5 Group | No 8 Group | No 26 Group | No 91 Group | No 92 Group]

Command HQ - High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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

No 1 (Bomber) Group

HQ - Bawtry Hall, Bawtry, Doncaster, West Yorkshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Binbrook (Grimsby) Binbrook, Lincolnshire  
No 12 Sqn RAF Binbrook Wellingtons
No 142 Sqn RAF Binbrook Wellingtons
No 1481 (Gunnery) Flt RAF Binbrook Lysanders
RAF Station Elsham Wold (Kirmington) Elsham, Brigg, Lincolnshire  
No 103 Sqn RAF Elsham Wold Wellingtons
RAF Station Holme (Breighton) Holme on Spalding Moor, East Yorkshire  
No 1520 (BAT) Flt RAF Holme Wellingtons
No 460 Sqn RAAF RAF Holme Wellingtons
RAF Station Hemswell (Ingham) Hemswell, Lincolnshire  
No 300 (Polish) Sqn RAF Hemswell Wellingtons
No 301 (Polish) Sqn RAF Hemswell Wellingtons
RAF Station Lindholme (Blyton) Lindholme, Doncaster, Yorkshire  
No 305 (Polish) Sqn RAF Lindholme Wellingtons
RAF Station Snaith (Burn) Snaith, Goole, East Yorkshire  
No 150 Sqn RAF Snaith Wellingtons/Liberators

No 2 (Bomber) Group

HQ - Castle Hill House, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Horsham St Faith (Oulton) Horsham St Faith, Norwich, Norfolk  
No 105 Sqn RAF Horsham St Faith Blenheim
No 1428 Ferry Training Flt RAF Horsham St Faith Hudson
No 1444 Ferry Training Flt RAF Horsham St Faith  
No 1508 (BAT) Flt RAF Horsham St Faith Blenheim
RAF Station Swanton Morley (Attlebridge) Swanton Morley, Dereham, Norfolk  
No 88 Sqn RAF Swanton Morley Boston III/Blenheim
No 226 Sqn RAF Swanton Morley Boston III/Blenheim
No 1515 (BAT) Flt RAF Swanton Morley Oxford
RAF Station Wattisham (Ipswich) Wattisham, Bildeston, Ipswich, Suffolk  
No 18 Sqn RAF Wattisham Blenheim
No 1517 (BAT) Flt RAF Wattisham Blenheim
RAF Station Watton (Bodney) Watton, Thetford, Norfolk  
No 21 Sqn RAF Watton Blenheim
RAF Station West Raynham (Great Massingham) West Raynham, Fakenham, Norfolk  
No 107 Sqn RAF West Raynham Blenheim, detachment at another station
No 114 Sqn RAF West Raynham Blenheim
No 1482 (Gunnery) Flt RAF West Raynham Lysander

No 3 (Bomber) Group

HQ - Exning, nr Newmarket, Cambridgeshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Feltwell (Methwold) Feltwell, Thetford, Norfolk  
No 57 Sqn RAF Feltwell Wellingtons
No 75 Sqn RAF Feltwell Wellingtons
No 1519 (BAT) Flt RAF Feltwell Oxfords
RAF Station Honington (Wretham) Honington, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk  
No 9 Sqn RAF Honington Wellingtons
No 1505 (BAT) Flt RAF Honington Wellingtons
No 1513 (BAT) Flt RAF Honington Oxfords
No 1429 (Czechoslovak) Flt RAF Honington Wellingtons
RAF Station Marham (Downham Market) Marham, King's Lynn, Norfolk  
No 115 Sqn RAF Marham Wellingtons
No 218 Sqn RAF Marham Wellingtons/Stirlings
No 218 Conversion Flt RAF Marham Stirlings
RAF Station Mildenhall (Lakenheath) Mildenhall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk  
No 149 Sqn RAF Mildenhall Wellingtons/Stirlings
No 149 Conversion Flt RAF Mildenhall Stirlings
No 419 Sqn RCAF RAF Mildenhall Wellingtons
No 1503 (BAT) Flt RAF Mildenhall Wellingtons
RAF Station Oakington (Bourn) Oakington, Cambridgeshire  
No 7 Sqn RAF Oakington Stirlings
No 7 Conversion Flt RAF Oakington Stirlings
No 101 Sqn RAF Oakington Wellingtons
No 101 Conversion Flt RAF Oakington Stirlings
RAF Station Stradishall (Newmarket) Stradishall, Newmarket, Suffolk  
No 109 Sqn RAF Stradishall  
No 214 Sqn RAF Stradishall Wellingtons/Stirlings
No 214 Conversion Flt RAF Stradishall Wellingtons/Stirlings
No 1483 (Gunnery) Flt RAF Stradishall Wellingtons
No 1521 (BAT) Flt RAF Stradishall Oxford
RAF Station Tempsford (Gransden Lodge & Graveley) Tempsford, Sandy, Bedfordshire  
No 138 Sqn RAF Tempsford Various
No 161 Sqn RAF Tempsford Whitleys/Lysanders
No 1418 Flt RAF Tempsford Wellingtons
RAF Station Waterbeach Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire  
No 1651 Conversion Unit RAF Waterbeach Stirlings
RAF Station Wyton (Alconbury) St Ives, Huntingdonshire  
No 15 Sqn RAF Wyton Stirlings
No 15 Conversion Flt RAF Wyton Stirlings
No 156 Sqn RAF Wyton Wellingtons
No 1504 (BAT) Flt RAF Wyton Wellingtons

No 4 (Bomber) Group

HQ - RAF York

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Driffield Driffield, East Yorkshire  
No 158 Sqn RAF Driffield Wellingtons
No 1484 (Gunnery) Flt RAF Driffield Whitleys/Defiants
No 1502 (BAT) Flt RAF Driffield Whitleys
RAF Station Leeming (Skipton-on-Swale) Leeming, Leeming Bar, Northallerton, North Yorkshire  
No 10 Sqn RAF Leeming Whitleys/Halifaxes
No 10 Conversion Flt RAF Leeming Halifaxes
RAF Station Linton-on-Ouse (East Moor & Tholthorpe) Linton-on-Ouse, York, North Yorkshire  
No 35 Sqn RAF Linton-on-Ouse Halifaxes
No 35 Conversion Flt RAF Linton-on-Ouse Halifaxes
No 158 Conversion Flt RAF Linton-on-Ouse Halifaxes
RAF Station Marston Moor (Rufforth) Marston Moor, Marston, York, West Yorkshire  
No 1652 Conversion Unit RAF Marston Moor Halifaxes
RAF Station Middleton St George (Croft) Yarm, Co. Durham  
No 76 Sqn RAF Middleton St George Halifaxes
No 76 Conversion Flt RAF Middleton St George Halifaxes
No 78 Sqn RAF Middleton St George Whitleys
No 78 Conversion Flt RAF Middleton St George Whitleys
No 1516 (BAT) Flt RAF Middleton St George Oxfords
RAF Station Pocklington (Melbourne) Pocklington, East Yorkshire  
No 405 Sqn RCAF RAF Pocklington Wellingtons
No 405 Conversion Flt RCAF RAF Pocklington Halifaxes
RAF Station Topcliffe (Dalton & Dishforth) Thirsk, North Yorkshire  
No 102 Sqn RAF Topcliffe Whitleys/Halifaxes
No 102 Conversion Flt RAF Topcliffe Halifaxes
No 1512 (BAT) Flt RAF Topcliffe Oxfords

No 5 (Bomber) Group

HQ - St Vincents, Grantham, Lincolnshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Bottesford (Langer) Bottesford, nr Nottingham, Leicestershire  
No 207 Sqn RAF Bottesford Manchester/Lancaster
No 207 Conversion Flt RAF Bottesford Manchester/Lancaster
RAF Station Coningsby (Woodhall Spa) Coningsby, Lincolnshire  
No 97 Sqn RAF Coningsby Manchester/Lancaster
No 97 Conversion Flt RAF Coningsby Manchester/Lancaster
No 106 Sqn RAF Coningsby Hampden/Manchester
No 106 Conversion Flt RAF Coningsby Lancaster
No 1514 (BAT) Flt RAF Coningsby Oxford
RAF Station Scampton (Dunholme Lodge) Scampton, Lincolnshire  
No 49 Sqn RAF Scampton Hampden/Manchester
No 83 Sqn RAF Scampton Manchester/Lancaster
No 83 Conversion Flt RAF Scampton Manchester/Lancaster
No 1518 (BAT) Flt RAF Scampton Oxford
No 1485 (Gunnery) Flt RAF Scampton Lysander
RAF Station Swinderby (Wigsley) Swinderby, Lincolnshire  
No 50 Sqn RAF Swinderby Hampden/Manchester
RAF Station Syerston (Balderton & Winthorpe) Syerston, Newark, Nottinghamshire  
No 408 Sqn RCAF RAF Syerston Hampden
No 61 Sqn RAF Syerston Manchester/Lancaster
No 61 Conversion Flt RAF Syerston Manchester/Lancaster
RAF Station Waddington Waddington, nr Lincoln, Lincolnshire  
No 44 Sqn RAF Waddington Hampden/Lancaster
No 44 Conversion Flt RAF Waddington Hampden/Lancaster
No 420 Sqn RCAF RAF Waddington Hampden
No 1506 (BAT) Flt RAF Waddington Oxford

No 8 (Bomber) Group

HQ - Brampton Grange, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Chelveston Chelveston, nr Wellingborough, Northamptonshire  
RAF Station Molesworth Molesworth, Huntingdonshire  
RAF Station Polebrook Polebrook, Peterborough, Northamptonshire  
No 1653 Conversion Unit RAF Polebrook Liberator
RAF Station Thurleigh Thurleigh, Bedford, Bedfordshire  

No 26 (Signals) Group

HQ - Langley Hall, Slough, Buckinghamshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 61 Wireless Unit: controlling the following: -
  • Meteorological Station
  • D/F Station
  • D/F Station
  • D/F Station
  • D/F Station
  • D/F Station
  • D/F Station
  • D/F Station
  • D/F Station
  • D/F Station
  • D/F Station
Cheadle
  • Dunstable
  • Ingoldmells
  • Kinnaber
  • Lydford
  • Marston
  • Mere, Branston
  • Oakhill, Tean
  • Pendeen
  • Stranraer
  • Sutton Vallance
  • Wick
 
No 62 Wireless Unit Chicksands  
No 2 Signals Depot: controlling the following: -
  • No 18 Emergency Fitting Party
  • W/T Station
  • No 1 Emergency Fitting Party
  • No 3 Emergency Fitting Party
  • No 2 Emergency Fitting Party
  • Temporary NW Signals Centre
  • No 16 Emergency Fitting Party
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
Cowglen, Thornliebank, Glasgow
  • Aldergrove
  • Aston Hill
  • Darlington
  • Market Weighton
  • Morecombe
  • Old Boston
  • Perth
  • Redbrae
  • Symington
 
RAF Despatch Rider Letter Service Hendon Hall  
RAF Station Leighton Buzzard: controlling the following: -
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
  • Cardington
  • Dagnall
  • Greenford
including RAF Central Teleprinter Exchange
No 80 Signals Wing: controlling the following: -
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
Aldenham Lodge Hotel, Radlett, Hertfordshire
  • Addington
  • Alcester
  • Alton
  • Ashmansworth
  • Beach Farm
  • Beacon Hill
  • Bolthead
  • Bosley
  • Braintree
  • Brentwood
  • Butser
  • Capel
  • Coalville
  • Cottesmore
  • Delabole
  • Diss
  • Eastleigh
  • Elsted
  • Epsom
  • Fairmile
  • Flimwell
  • Frodsham
  • Gittisham Hill
  • Hagley
  • Harpenden
  • Henfield
  • Hexham
  • High Flatts
  • Hindhead
  • Hounslow
  • Ide Hill
  • Ivybridge
  • Kenilworth
  • Kingsdown
  • Louth
  • Lympsham
  • Marske
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Millington
  • Mintlaw
  • Mow Cop
  • North Walsham
  • Oakley
  • Parliament Hill
  • Porlock
  • Potter's Bar
  • Reston
  • Ringwood
  • Rogate
  • Scarborough
  • Shipham
  • Sidmouth
  • Southbourne
  • Stockbridge
  • Templecombe
  • Tranent
  • Windlesham
  • Worth Matravers
 
No 1 Signals Depot: controlling the following: -
  • No 14 Emergency Fitting Party
  • No 6 Emergency Fitting Party
  • Inter-Service Ionesphere Prediction Bureau
  • No 11 Emergency Fitting Party
  • No 15 Emergency Fitting Party
  • No 8 Emergency Fitting Party
  • No 5 Emergency Fitting Party
  • No 4 Emergency Fitting Party
  • No 7 Emergency Fitting Party
  • No 12 Emergency Fitting Party
  • No 13 Emergency Fitting Party
  • No 9 Emergency Fitting Party
  • No 1 Signals Depot Detachment
  • No 8 Special Aircraft Maintenance Party
  • No 2 Special Aircraft Maintenance Party
  • No 1 Special Aircraft Maintenance Party
  • No 1 Signals Depot Detachment
West Drayton, Middlesex
  • Addington
  • Drayton
  • Great Baddow
  • Harlow
  • Havant
  • Hednesford
  • Holton-le-Moor
  • Honington
  • Ingham
  • Kidlington
  • Kingsnorth
  • Oakley
  • Putteridge Bury
  • Tollerton
  • Upper Heyford
  • Wellesbourne Mountford
  • White Waltham
 
No 63 Wireless Unit: controlling the following: -
  • H D  Unit
  • H D Unit
  • H D Unit
  • H D Unit
  • H D Unit
  • H D Unit
  • H D Unit
  • H D Unit
  • H D Unit
  • H D Unit
West Kingsdown
  • Beachy Head
  • Folkestone
  • Gorleston
  • Hawkinge
  • Scarborough
  • Shaftesbury
  • Simpsons Corner, Ingoldmells
  • Sittingbourne
  • Strete
  • Upton Grey
 
No 81 Signals Wing: controlling the following: -
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • No 2 Western Area Signals Centre
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • No 5 Western Area Signals Centre
  • No 4 Western Area Signals Centre
  • No 3 Western Area Signals Centre
  • No 1 Western Area Signals Centre
Municipal Homes, Worcester, Worcestershire
  • Birdlip
  • Bodmin
  • Gloucester
  • Hartlebury
  • Shab Hill
  • Stonehurst
  • Stroud
  • Tetbury
  • Worcester
 

No 91 (Bomber) Group

HQ - Abingdon, Berkshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Abingdon (Stanton Harcourt) Abingdon, Berkshire  
No 10 OTU RAF Abingdon Whitley
No 1501 (BAT) Flt RAF Abingdon Whitley
RAF Station Bassingbourn (Steeple Morden) Kneesworth, Royston, Cambridgeshire  
No 11 OTU RAF Bassingbourn Wellington
No 1446 Ferry Training Flt RAF Bassingbourn Wellington/Anson
RAF Station Bramcote (Bitteswell) Nuneaton, Warwickshire  
No 18 (Polish) OTU RAF Bramcote Wellington
RAF Station Chipping Warden (Gaydon) Chipping Warden, nr Banbury, Oxfordshire  
No 12 OTU RAF Chipping Warden Wellington
RAF Station Harwell (Hampstead Norris) Harwell, Didcot, Berkshire  
No 15 OTU RAF Harwell Wellington
No 1443 Ferry Training and Despatch Flt RAF Harwell  
RAF Station Kinloss (Forres) Kinloss, Forres, Morayshire  
No 19 OTU RAF Kinloss Whitley
RAF Station Lichfield (Tatenhill) Lichfield, Staffordshire  
No 27 OTU RAF Lichfield Wellington
RAF Station Lossiemouth (Elgin) Lossiemouth, Morayshire  
No 20 OTU RAF Lossiemouth Wellington
RAF Station Medmenham Danesfield Court, Medmenham, Buckinghamshire  
Central Interpretation Unit (a) RAF Medmenham  
RAF Station Moreton in Marsh (Edgehill) London Road, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire  
No 21 OTU RAF Moreton in Marsh, Wellington
RAF Station Pershore (Defford) Pershore, Worcestershire  
No 23 OTU RAF Pershore Wellington
RAF Station Wellesbourne Mountford (Stratford) Wellesbourne Mountford, Warwickshire  
No 22 OTU RAF Wellesbourne Mountford Wellington

(a) Operationally controlled by the Air Ministry

All OTUs also had Ansons as well as their principal training type

 

No 92 (Bomber) Group

HQ - Brampton Grange, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Bicester (Hinton-in-the-Hedges) Bicester, Oxfordshire  
No 13 OTU RAF Bicester Blenheim
No 1442 Flt RAF Bicester  
RAF Station Cottesmore (Saltby) Cottesmore, Oakham, Rutland  
 No 14 OTU RAF Cottesmore Hampden
RAF Station Finningley (Bircotes) Finningley, Doncaster, West Yorkshire  
No 25 OTU RAF Finningley Hampden/Wellington/Manchester
No 1507 (BAT) Flt RAF Finningley Oxford
RAF Station Honeybourne (Long Marston) Honeybourne, Worcestershire  
No 24 OTU RAF Honeybourne Whitley
RAF Station North Luffenham (Woolfax Lodge) North Luffenham, Rutland  
No 29 OTU RAF North Luffenham Wellington
RAF Station Upper Heyford (Croughton) Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire  
No 16 OTU RAF Upper Heyford Wellington
RAF Station Upwood (Warboys) Upwood, Ramsey, Huntingdonshire  
No 17 OTU RAF Upwood Wellington
No 1511 (BAT) Flt RAF Upwood Oxford
RAF Station Wing (Cheddington) Wing, Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire  
No 26 OTU RAF Wing Wellington

All OTUs also had Ansons as well as their principal training type

Squadrons proceeding overseas: -

No 82 Sqn                No 110 Sqn

No 84 Sqn                No 211 Sqn

No 99 Sqn                No 215 Sqn

Squadrons on a 'number only' basis: -

No 166 Sqn            No 98 Sqn

No 63 Sqn              No 90 Sqn

Source - June 1942 SD161

County names used are those in use at the time

[No 1 Group | No 2 Group | No 3 Group | No 4 Group | No 5 Group | No 8 Group | No 26 Group | No 91 Group | No 92 Group]

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