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Balloon Command - July 1942


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

Command HQ - Old Church Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex

Units administered directly by Balloon Command HQ

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Cardington Cardington, Bedfordshire  
RAF Station Chessington nr Surbiton, Surrey This station is also shown as being under the direct control of No 30 Group
No 1 Balloon Training Unit RAF Cardington
Balloon Command Signals Unit RAF Cardington

No 30 Group

HQ - Chessington, Nr Surbiton, Surrey

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Chessington   This station is also shown as being under the direct control of Command HQ
No 954 Sqn Huntspill,  St George's Avenue, Weybridge, Surrey  
No 1 Balloon Centre Kidbrooke, London SE3  
No 901 Sqn Federation Hall, Federation Road, Abbey Wood, SE2 No 1 Balloon Centre
No 902 Sqn No 1 Balloon Centre  
No 903 Sqn 12 Champion Hill, Denmark Hill, Brixton SE5 No 1 Balloon Centre
No 904 Sqn Clapham College, Nightingale Lane, Clapham SW4 No 1 Balloon Centre
No 952 Sqn Mile Town School, Delamark Road, Sheerness, Kent No 1 Balloon Centre
No 961 Sqn Kent County Girls School, Frith Road, Dover No 1 Balloon Centre
No 994 Sqn Berkeley House, Boughton hill, Dunkirk, nr Canterbury, Kent No 1 Balloon Centre
No 2 Mobile Balloon Unit No 1 Balloon Centre  
No 3 Balloon Centre Stanmore Park, Middlesex  
No 905 Sqn 11 Kensington Palace Gardens, Kensington W8 No 3 Balloon Centre
No 906 Sqn 8 Hampstead Hill Gardens, Hampstead, NW2 No 3 Balloon Centre
No 956 Sqn Cottesbrook, Bath Road, Colnbrook, Slough, Buckinghamshire No 3 Balloon Centre
No 4 Balloon Centre Chigwell, Essex  
No 907 Sqn Lakefield, 32 Wooberry Down, Harringay N4 No 4 Balloon Centre
No 908 Sqn Oakhurst, 54th Signals Territorial Drill Hall, Selsdon Road, Wanstead, E11 No 4 Balloon Centre
No 909 Sqn The Cedars, Portway, West Ham E15 No 4 Balloon Centre
No 910 Sqn TA Drill Hall, Vicarage Lane, East Ham E6 No 4 Balloon Centre
No 928 Sqn RAF Felixstowe No 4 Balloon Centre
No 1 Mobile Balloon Unit No 4 Balloon Centre  
No 12 Balloon Centre Titchfield, Fareham, Hampshire  
No 924 Sqn Old Rectory, North Stoneham Park, Eastleigh, Hampshire No 12 Balloon Centre
No 930 Sqn Houghton House, Bassett Avenue, Southampton No 12 Balloon Centre
No 932 Sqn 10 Merton Road, Southsea, Portsmouth No 12 Balloon Centre
No 933 Sqn Redlands House, Redlands Lane, Fareham, Hampshire 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 'Woodstock', Upton Lane, Barnwood, Gloucester No 11 Balloon Centre
No 927 Sqn The Drinagh, Sneyd Park, Stoke Bishop, Bristol No 11 Balloon Centre
No 935 Sqn Winterbourne House, Winterbourne, nr Bristol. No 11 Balloon Centre
No 955 Sqn Banwell, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset No 11 Balloon Centre
No 957 Sqn Bragg Church House, Hendford, Hill, Yeovil, Somerset No 11 Balloon Centre
No 992 Sqn RAF Old Sarum No 11 Balloon Centre
No 13 Balloon Centre Collaton Cross, Yealmpton, Plymouth, Devon.  
No 934 Sqn Knowle Fort, St Budeaux, nr Plymouth, Devon No 13 Balloon Centre
No 959 Sqn Gwendra Hotel, Marine Drive, Falmouth No 13 Balloon Centre
No 964 Sqn Wolsdon House, Antony, Torpoint, Cornwall No 13 Balloon Centre
No 14 Balloon Centre Caerau, Ely, Cardiff  
No 953 Sqn Ely Rise, Ely Road, Cardiff No 14 Balloon Centre
No 958 Sqn Green Willows, Sketty Park, Swansea No 14 Balloon Centre
No 965 Sqn St Theodore's Vicarage, Port Talbot, Glamorganshire No 14 Balloon Centre
No 966 Sqn 42 Fields Park Road, Newport, Monmouthshire 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 Springfield, 182 Birmingham Road, West Bromwich No 5 Balloon Centre
No 913 Sqn The Grange, Grange Road, Erdington, Birmingham 23 No 5 Balloon Centre
No 993 Sqn Crome House, St Faiths Road, Norwich, Norfolk No 5 Balloon Centre
No 6 Balloon Centre Wythall, Birmingham, South.  
No 914 Sqn Groveley Hall, Redditch Road, Northfield, Birmingham 31 No 6 Balloon Centre
No 915 Sqn Rowheath Lido, Bournville, Birmingham No 6 Balloon Centre
No 916 Sqn Keresley Grange, Keresley, Coventry No 6 Balloon Centre
No 917 Sqn Manor House, Stivichall, Coventry No 6 Balloon Centre
No 8 Balloon Centre Lime Tree Farm, Fazakerley, Liverpool 10  
No 919 Sqn 2 Wexford Road, Oxton, Birkenhead, Cheshire No 8 Balloon Centre
No 921 Sqn No 8 Balloon Centre  
No 970 Sqn 'Arndene', Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness No 8 Balloon Centre
No 9 Balloon Centre Houghton Green, Warrington, Lancashire  
No 922 Sqn Hall Nook, Penketh, Warrington, Lancashire No 9 Balloon Centre
No 923 Sqn Halton Castle, Runcorn, Lancashire No 9 Balloon Centre
No 949 Sqn Gresty Lodge, Crewe, Cheshire 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 Wardle House, Wardle Road, Sale, Cheshire No 10 Balloon Centre
No 963 Sqn Oak Street Sunday School, Oak Street, Accrington, Lancs No 10 Balloon Centre
No 16 Balloon Centre Hemsworth, Norton, Sheffield  
No 918 Sqn Highfields House, Broadway, Derby No 16 Balloon Centre
No 939 Sqn Broomgrove House, 11 Broomgrove Road, Sheffield 10 No 16 Balloon Centre
No 940 Sqn Greystones, Moorgate, Rotherham No 16 Balloon Centre
No 17 Balloon Centre Sutton-on-Hull, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire  
No 943 Sqn Newlands House, Beverley Road, Hull. 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 Hill House, Melbury road, Jesmond Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. No 15 Balloon Centre
No 937 Sqn Belle Vue House, Belle Vue Bank, Lowfell, Gateshead, Co. Durham No 15 Balloon Centre
No 938 Sqn Hartburn Lodge, Hartburn, Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham No 15 Balloon Centre
No 18 Balloon Centre 38 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow C2  
No 945 Sqn 32 Hughendon Street, Glasgow W2 No 18 Balloon Centre
No 946 Sqn Clarence House, Renfrew, Paisley. No 18 Balloon Centre
No 947 Sqn Blairbeth House, Burnside, Rutherglen, Lanarkshire 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

Air Training Corps

Command HQ - Montrose Gordon Avenue, Stanmore, Middlesex

Source - July 1942 Confidential Air Force List

County names used are those in use at the time

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

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