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Other Home Commands/Units - June 1942


[Ferry Command | No 44 Group | RAF in Northern Ireland | Embarkation Units | Works Units]

RAF Ferry Command

Command HQ - Montreal Airport, Dorval, Quebec, Canada

No 44 (Ferry) Group

HQ - Eastern Avenue, Barnwood, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Filton Filton, nr Bristol, Gloucestershire  
Overseas Aircraft Preparation Unit RAF Filton  
RAF Station Hendon Hendon, The Hyde, London NW9  
No 24 Sqn RAF Hendon  
RAF Station Kemble Kemble, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
RAF Station Lyneham Lyneham, Chippenham, Wiltshire
No 1444 Flt RAF Lyneham  
No 1445 Flt RAF Lyneham  
Air Despatch and Reception Unit RAF Lyneham  
RAF Station Prestwick Prestwick Aerodrome, Ayr, Ayrshire  
Transatlantic Aircraft Reception RAF Prestwick  
Transatlantic Aircraft Control RAF Prestwick
No 1527 (BAT) Flt RAF Prestwick
No 1 Overseas Air Despatch Unit RAF Portreath  
No 2 Overseas Air Despatch Unit Trebulzue, nr Newquay, Cornwall  
Overseas Aircraft Control Eastern Avenue, Barnwood, Gloucester  
Ferry Training Unit RAF Honeybourne  
No 1425 Communications Flt RAF Honeybourne  
No 271 Sqn RAF Doncaster

RAF in Northern Ireland

Command HQ - RAFNI, Home Forces

Units directly administered by Command HQ

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Aldergrove   See Coastal Command
RAF Ballyhalbert County Down See Fighter Command
RAF Ballykelly County Derry See Coastal Command
RAF Station Belfast    
No 1494 (Target Towing) Flt Belfast Lysander/Tomahawk
RAFNI Communications Flt Belfast Various
No 11 Embarkation Unit Belfast  
No 2 Heavy Mobile W/T Section Belfast  
No 18 Emergency W/T Fitting Party Belfast  
No 19 Bomb Disposal Squad Belfast  
RAF Dromore    
No 8 Mobile Oxygen Plant RAF Dromore  
RAF Eglinton County Derry See Fighter Command
RAF Holywood County Down See Maintenance Command
RAF Larne County Antrim  
Detachment RAF Embarkation Office RAF Larne  
RAF Limavady County Derry See Coastal Command
RAF Lisburn County Antrim  
No 3 Army Air Support Control Signals Section RAF Lisburn  
RAF Regiment Command Training School RAF Lisburn  
RAF Londonderry County Derry See Balloon Command
RAF Station Long Kesh    
RAF Lough Erne Irvinestown, County Fermanagh See Coastal Command
RAF Maghaberry County Down Satellite in Fighter Command
No 231 Sqn RAF Maghaberry Lysander/Tomahawk
RAF Mallusk County Antrim See Maintenance Command
RAF Maydown County Derry See Fighter Command
RAF Newtownards County Down See Fighter Command
RAF Nutts Corner County Antrim See Coastal Command
RAF St Angelo   See Fighter Command

Embarkation Units

 
No Location/Address Parent Unit
12 Aberdeen Dyce
4 Avonmouth Filton
29 Ayr Ayr
16 Barrow-in Furness Morecombe
5 Barry St Athan
11 Belfast Sydenham
35 Benbecula Benbecula
32 Douglas Ronaldsway
8 Glasgow Abbotsinch
21 Hull No 17 Balloon Centre, Hull
9 Leith HQ No 17 Group, Edinburgh
10 Lerwick Sullom Voe
3 Liverpool No 4 Personnel Transit Centre, Liverpool
1 London No 4 Balloon Centre, Chigwell
6 Newport Cardiff
37 Oban Oban
30 Port Ellen Port Ellen
19 Preston Squires Gate
13 Reykjavik Kaldadarnes
2 Southampton Calshot
22 Stromness Skeabrae
36 Stornoway Stornoway
14 Stranraer Stranraer
7 Swansea No 958 (Balloon) Sqn, Swansea
27 Thurso Castletown
31 Tiree Tiree
28 Workington Silloth

Air Ministry (Directorate of Movements) is responsible for operational control and personnel questions affecting officers of the Embarkation Units.  The parent units indicated are responsible for pay, accounting and administration, involving airmen.

Works Units

 

Works Squadron

Works Flight

Location

1

HQ

Newmarket

 

1

Bircham Newton

 

2

Coltishall

 

3

Marham

 

4

Horsham St Faith

 

5

Watton

 

6

Feltwell

 

7

Honington

 

8

Mildenhall

 

9

Wattisham

 

10

Stradishall

2

HQ

Grantham

 

11

Bramcote

 

12

North Luffenham

 

13

Wittering

 

14

Digby

 

15

Syerston

 

16

Newton

 

17

Coningsby

 

18

Polebrook

 

19

Molesworth

 

20

Tempsford

3

HQ

Northwood

 

21

Wyton

 

22

Waterbeach

 

23

Oakington

 

24

Duxford

 

25

Martlesham Heath

 

26

Debden

 

27

North Weald

 

28

Northolt

 

29

Hornchurch

 

30

Hunsdon

4

HQ

West Drayton

 

31

Gravesend

 

32

Ford

 

33

Biggin Hill

 

34

Detling

 

35

Manston

 

36

Kenley

 

37

Redhill

 

38

Hawkinge

 

39

Tangmere

 

40

West Malling

5

HQ

Yeovil

 

41

Thorney Island

 

42

Middle Wallop

 

43

Boscombe Down

 

44

Ibsley

 

45

Warmwell

 

46

Exeter

 

47

Chivenor

 

48

Harrowbeer

 

49

St Eval

 

50

Portreath

 

103

Predannack

6

HQ

York

 

51

Dishforth

 

52

Linton-on-Ouse

 

53

Pocklington

 

54

Driffield

 

55

Leconfield

 

56

Church Fenton

 

57

Elsham Wolds

 

58

Finningley

 

59

Binbrook

 

60

Hemswell

7

HQ

Newcastle

 

61

Thornaby

 

62

Middle St George

 

63

Catterick

 

64

Turnhouse

 

65

Drem

 

66

Ayr

 

67

Leuchars

 

68

Ouston

 

69

Acklington

 

70

Silloth

8

HQ

Cheltenham

 

71

Wellesbourne Mountford

 

72

Pershore

 

73

Moreton-in-Marsh

 

74

Little Rissington

 

75

Brize Norton

 

76

Aston Down

 

77

South Cerney

 

78

Lyneham

 

79

Colerne

 

80

Upper Heyford

 

81

Benson

 

82

Harwell

9

HQ

Market Drayton

 

83

Sealand

 

84

Wrexham

 

85

Valley

 

86

High Ercall

 

87

Montford Bridge

 

88

Honiley

 

89

Fairwood Common

 

90

Angle

 

91

Carew Cheriton

 

92

St Athan

10

HQ

Glasgow

 

93

Oban

 

94

Connell

 

95

Port Ellen

 

96

Port Ellen

 

97

Tiree

 

98

Tiree

 

99

Benbecula

 

100

Benbecula

 

101

Stornoway

 

102

Stornoway

21

HQ

Reykjavik

 

251 (Maintenance)

Reykjavik

 

252 (Construction)

Reykjavik

 

253 (Maintenance)

Kaldadarnes

 

254 (Construction)

Kaldadarnes

Source - June 1942 SD161

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