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Flying Training Command - June 1942


[No 21 Group | No 23 Group | No 25 Group | No 50 Group | No 51 Group | No 54 Group]

Command HQ - Shinfield Park, Reading, Berkshire

No 21 (Training) Group

HQ - RAF Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Cranwell Cranwell, Lincolnshire Station in Technical Training Command
RAF College Flying Training School RAF Cranwell
RAF Station Grantham Grantham, Lincolnshire  
No 12 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit RAF Grantham  
RAF Station Hucknall Hucknall, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire  
No 25 (Polish) Elementary Flying Training School RAF Hucknall
RAF Station Leconfield Leconfield, Beverley, East Yorkshire
No 15 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit RAF Leconfield  
RAF Station Montrose Montrose, Angus.  
No 2 (A) Flying Instructors' School RAF Montrose  
RAF Station Newton Newton, Nottinghamshire
No 16 (Polish) Flying Training School RAF Newton
No 1524 (BAT) Flt RAF Newton  
RAF Station Ossington Ossington, Newark, Nottinghamshire  
No 14 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit RAF Ossington  
RAF Station Peterborough Westwood, Peterborough, Northamptonshire
No 7 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit RAF Peterborough  
RAF Station Shawbury Shawbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
No 11 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit RAF Shawbury
No 1 Ground Instructors' School RAF Shawbury
RAF Station Ternhill Tern Hill, Market Drayton, Shropshire
No 5 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit RAF Ternhill  
RAF Watton   Station in Bomber Command
No 17 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit RAF Watton

No 23 (Training) Group

HQ - RAF South Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Boscombe Down Boscombe Down, Amesbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire  
Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment RAF Boscombe Down  
Handling Flt of ECFS RAF Boscombe Down  
Intensive Flying (Development) Flt RAF Boscombe Down  
Aircraft Gun Mounting Establishment RAF Boscombe Down  
RAF Station Brize Norton Carterton, Oxfordshire  
No 2 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit RAF Brize Norton  
No 1525 (BAT) Flt RAF Brize Norton  
RAF Church Lawford Church Lawford, Rugby, Warwickshire No Station HQ?
No 1 (A) Flying Instructors' School RAF Church Lawford  
RAF Station Hullavington Stanton St Quinton, Chippenham, Wiltshire  
Empire Central Flying School RAF Hullavington  
ECFS Handling Sqn RAF Hullavington  
RAF Station Little Rissington Little Rissington, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.  
No 6 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit RAF Little Rissington  
No 1523 (BAT) Flt RAF Little Rissington  
RAF Station South Cerney South Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire  
No 3 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit RAF South Cerney  
RAF Thame Thame, Oxfordshire No Station HQ?
No 1 Glider Training School RAF Thame  
RAF Station Upavon Upavon, Marlborough, Wiltshire
No 7 (A) Flying Instructors' School RAF Upavon  
RAF Weston-on-the-Green Weston-on-the-Green, nr Bicester, Oxfordshire No Station HQ?
No 2 Glider Training School RAF Weston-on-the-Green

No 25 (Armament) Group

HQ - Buntingsdale Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Barrow Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness  
No 10 Air Gunners School RAF Barrow  
RAF Station Bobbington Nr Stourbridge, Worcester  
No 3 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit RAF Bobbington  
RAF Station Cark Cark-in-Cartmel, Lancashire  
Staff Pilot Training Unit RAF Cark  
RAF Station Castle Kennedy Stranraer, Wigtownshire  
No 3 Air Gunners School RAF Castle Kennedy  
RAF Station Cranage Cranage, Byley, Cheshire  
No 2 School of Air Navigation RAF Cranage
RAF Dalcross Dalcross, Inverness-shire  
No 2 Air Gunners School RAF Dalcross  
RAF Station Dumfries Tinwald Downs, Dumfries  
No 10 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit RAF Dumfries
RAF Station Evanton Evanton, Ross-shire  
No 8 Air Gunners School RAF Evanton
RAF Exeter Exeter, Devon Station in Fighter Command
Gunnery Research Unit RAF Exeter  
Detachment from Royal Aircraft Establishment RAF Exeter  
RAF Station Jurby Jurby, Ramsey, Isle of Man  
No 5 Air Observers School RAF Jurby  
RAF Llanwrog    
No 9 Air Gunners School RAF Llanwrog  
RAF Station Manby Manby, Louth, Lincolnshire  
No 1 Air Armament School RAF Manby  
RAF Station Millom Haverigg, Millom, Cumberland  
No 2 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit RAF Millom  
RAF Station Pembrey Burry Point, Carmarthenshire
No 1 Air Gunners School RAF Pembrey  
RAF Station Penrhos Penrhos, Pwihelli  
No 9 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit RAF Penrhos  
RAF Station Stormy Down Bridgend, Glamorganshire  
No 7 Air Gunners School RAF Stormy Down  
RAF Station Sutton Bridge Sutton Bridge, Holbeach, Lincolnshire  
Central Gunnery School RAF Sutton Bridge  
RAF Station West Freugh West Freugh, Stranraer, Wigtownshire  
No 4 Air Observers School RAF West Freugh  
RAF Station Wigtown Wigtown Wigtownshire  
No 1 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit RAF Wigtown  

No 50 (Training) Group

HQ - Silvesters, Berkeley Avenue, Reading

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Booker Booker, nr Marlow, Bucks  
No 21 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Booker  
RAF Station Cambridge Cambridge  
No 22 Elementary Flying Training School The Aerodrome, Newmarket Road, Cambridge  
No 4 (E) Flying Instructors School The Aerodrome, Newmarket Road, Cambridge  
RAF Clyffe Pypard Clyffe Pypard, Swindon, Wiltshire No Station HQ?
No 29 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Clyffe Pypard  
No 2 Pupil Pilots Pool RAF Clyffe Pypard  
RAF Elstree RAF Unit 14, Warwick Road, Elstree Way, Boreham Wood, Hertfordshire No Station HQ?
Central Link Trainer School RAF Elstree  
RAF Station Fairoaks Chobham, nr Woking, Surrey  
No 18 Elementary Flying Training School Fairoaks Aerodrome  
RAF Station Hatfield Hatfield Aerodrome, Hatfield, Hertfordshire  
No 1 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Hatfield  
RAF Reading Reading Aerodrome, Woodley, nr Reading, Surrey No Station HQ?
No 8 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Reading  
RAF Shellingford Shellingford, nr Faringdon, Berkshire No Station HQ?
No 3 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Shellingford  
RAF Station Staverton Staverton Aerodrome, Cheltenham Road, Gloucester,  
No 6 Air Observers School RAF Staverton  
RAF Stoke Orchard Stoke Orchard, Bishop's Cleeve, nr Cheltenham, Gloucestershire No Station HQ?
No 10 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Stoke Orchard  
RAF Station Sywell Sywell Aerodrome, Northampton  
No 6 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Sywell  
RAF Theale Sheffield Farm, Theale, Berkshire  
No 26 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Theale No Station HQ?
RAF Station Watchfield Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire  
Beam Approach School RAF Watchfield  
Beam Approach Calibration Flt RAF Watchfield  
School of Flying Control RAF Watchfield  
RAF Worcester 'Perdiswell Hall', Worcester No Station HQ?
No 6 (E) Flying Instructors School RAF Worcester  

No 51 (Training) Group

HQ - Moorfield House, Alma Road, Otley Road, Leeds 6

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Ansty Ansty Aerodrome, Walgrave-on-Sowe, Coventry  
No 9 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Ansty
RAF Station Brough Brough Aerodrome, Brough, East Yorkshire  
No 4 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Brough  
RAF Station Carlisle Carlisle, Cumberland  
No 15 Elementary Flying Training School Kingstown Airport, Carlisle, Cumberland  
RAF Station Derby Burnaston Aerodrome, Derby  
No 16 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Derby  
RAF Station Desford Desford Aerodrome, Leicester  
No 7 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Desford  
RAF Station Elmdon Elmdon, nr Birmingham  
No 14 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Elmdon  
RAF Station Perth Municipal Aerodrome, Perth.  
No 11 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Perth  
No 5 (E) Flying Instructors School RAF Perth  
RAF Sealand Queensferry, Cheshire Station in Maintenance Command
No 24 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Sealand  
RAF Wolverhampton Wolverhampton, Staffordshire No Station HQ?
No 28 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Wolverhampton  
No 3 Pilots Pool RAF Wolverhampton  

No 54 (Training) Group

HQ - RAF Sunningdale, Berkshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Torquay Torre Abby, Torquay, Devon  
No 1 Initial Training Wing Northcliffe Hotel, Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon  
No 2 Initial Training Wing Jesus College, Cambridge Station in No 50 Group
No 3 Initial Training Wing St James Hotel, Victoria Parade, Torquay, Devon  
No 4 Initial Training Wing Esplanade Hotel, Paignton, Devon  
No 5 Initial Training Wing The Metropole Hotel, Belgrave Road, Torquay, Devon  
No 6 Initial Training Wing Queen's Hotel, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire  
No 7 Initial Training Wing Bellavista Hotel, Newquay, Cornwall
No 8 Initial Training Wing Trebarwith Hotel, Newquay, Cornwall  
No 9 Initial Training Wing Arden Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire  
No 10 Initial Training Wing Grand Hotel, Scarborough, North Yorkshire  
No 11 Initial Training Wing Prince of Wales Hotel, Scarborough, North Yorkshire  
No 12 Initial Training Wing The New Golf Club, St Andrews, Fife  
No 13 Initial Training Wing Grand Hotel, Torquay, Devon  
No 14 Initial Training Wing RAF Bridlington Station in Technical Training Command
No 17 Initial Training Wing

Belvedere House, Esplanade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire

 
Air Crew Camp Ludlow, Shropshire  
Air Crew Despatch Centre Heaton Park, Manchester  
Air Crew Disposal Wing Abbots Hotel, Regency Square, Brighton  
Air Crew Receiving Centre Abbey Lodge, Hanover Gate, Regents Park, London NW8  
No 1 Elementary Air Navigation School Sandhurst Hotel, Eastbourne, Sussex  
No 3 Personnel Reception Centre Somerset House, Bath Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire  
No 7 Personnel Reception Centre Spa Hotel, Harrogate, West Yorkshire  

Source - June 1942 SD161

County names used are those in use at the time

[No 21 Group | No 23 Group | No 25 Group | No 50 Group | No 51 Group | No 54 Group]

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