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Flying Training Command - January 1943

[No 21 Group | No 23 Group | No 25 Group | No 29 Group | No 50 Group | No 51 Group | No 54 Group]

Command HQ - Shinfield Park, Reading, Berkshire


Unit Location/Address Notes
Central Examination Board Twyford  

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 Dalcross   Station in No 29 Group
No 19 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit RAF Dalcross  
RAF Errol    
No 9 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit RAF Errol  
RAF Station Grantham (Harlaxton) 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
Air Crew Training Centre (Polish) RAF Hucknall
RAF Kirknewton (C & M)
RAF Leconfield (Acaster Malbis)
No 15 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit RAF Leconfield  
RAF Station Montrose (Stracathro & Edzell) Montrose, Angus.  
No 2 (A) Flying Instructors' School RAF Montrose  
RAF Station Newton (Tollerton) 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 (Sibson) Westwood, Peterborough, Northamptonshire
No 7 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit RAF Peterborough  
RAF Station Shawbury (Calveley, Condover & Bridleway Gate) Shawbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
No 11 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit RAF Shawbury
No 1534 (BAT) Flt RAF Shawbury
RAF Sherburn-in-Elmet Sherburn-in-Elmet, Tadcaster, WestYorkshire
Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment RAF Sherburn-in-Elmet  
RAF Station Ternhill (Wheaton Aston, Perton, Chetwynd, Bratton & Childs Ercall) 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  
Intensive Flying (Development) Flt RAF Boscombe Down  
Aircraft Gun Mounting Establishment RAF Boscombe Down  
RAF Station Brize Norton (Southrop) Carterton, Oxfordshire  
Heavy Glider Conversion Unit RAF Brize Norton  
Flying Training Command Instructors' School RAF Brize Norton  
RAF Church Lawford (Warwick & Hockley Heath) Church Lawford, Rugby, Warwickshire  
No 18 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit RAF Church Lawford  
No 1533 (BAT) Flt RAF Church Lawford  
RAF Croughton    
No 1 Glider Training' School RAF Croughton  
RAF Station Hullavington (Castle Combe & Babdown Farm) Stanton St Quinton, Chippenham, Wiltshire  
Empire Central Flying School RAF Hullavington  
ECFS Handling Sqn RAF Hullavington  
No 3 Flying Instructors' School RAF Hullavington  
No 1532 (BAT) Flt RAF Hullavington  
RAF Kidlington    
No 4 Glider Training' School RAF Kidlington  
RAF Station Little Rissington (Chipping Norton & Windrush) 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 Shobdon    
No 5 Glider Training' School RAF Shobdon  
RAF Station South Cerney (Lulsgate Bottom, Bibury & Long Newnton) South Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire  
No 3 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit RAF South Cerney  
RAF Stoke Orchard    
No 3 Glider Training' School RAF Stoke Orchard  
RAF Thame Thame, Oxfordshire  
Glider Instructors' School RAF Thame  
RAF Station Upavon (Overton Heath & New Zealand Farm) Upavon, Marlborough, Wiltshire
No 7 (A) Flying Instructors' School RAF Upavon  
RAF Weston-on-the-Green Weston-on-the-Green, nr Bicester, Oxfordshire  
No 2 Glider Training School RAF Weston-on-the-Green

No 25 Group

HQ - Buntingsdale Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Bobbington Nr Stourbridge, Worcester  
No 3 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit RAF Bobbington  
RAF Station Cranage Cranage, Byley, Cheshire  
Central Navigation School RAF Cranage
No 1531 (BAT) Flight RAF Cranage
RAF Exeter Exeter, Devon Station in Fighter Command
Gunnery Research Unit RAF Exeter  
Detachment from Royal Aircraft Establishment RAF Exeter  
RAF Station Manby Manby, Louth, Lincolnshire  
No 1 Air Armament School RAF Manby  
RAF Station Mona Mona, Anglesey  
No 3 Air Gunners School RAF Mona  
RAF Station Pembrey Burry Point, Carmarthenshire
No 1 Air Gunners School RAF Pembrey  
RAF Station Penrhos (Llanwrog) Penrhos, Pwihelli  
No 9 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit RAF Penrhos  
RAF Staverton (Moreton Vallence)    
No 6 Air Gunners School RAF Staverton  
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  

No 29 Group

HQ - Dumfries

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Barrow Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness  
No 10 Air Gunners School RAF Barrow  
RAF Station Cark Cark-in-Cartmel, Lancashire  
No 6 AACU RAF Cark  
No 1614 AAC Flight RAF Cark  
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 Station Jurby Jurby, Ramsey, Isle of Man  
No 5 Air Observers School RAF Jurby  
RAF Station Millom Haverigg, Millom, Cumberland  
No 2 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit RAF Millom  
RAF Station Morpeth Morpeth, Northumberland  
No 8 Air Gunners School RAF Evanton
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 (Denham) Booker, nr Marlow, Bucks  
No 21 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Booker  
RAF Station Cambridge (Caxton Gibbet) 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 (Alton Barnes) Clyffe Pypard, Swindon, Wiltshire  
No 29 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Clyffe Pypard  
RAF Elstree RAF Unit 14, Warwick Road, Elstree Way, Boreham Wood, Hertfordshire  
Central Link Trainer School RAF Elstree  
RAF Station Fairoaks (Winkfield & Smith's Lawn) Chobham, nr Woking, Surrey  
No 18 Elementary Flying Training School Fairoaks Aerodrome  
RAF Station Hatfield (Holwellhyde) Hatfield Aerodrome, Hatfield, Hertfordshire  
No 1 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Hatfield  
Central Link Trainer School Flight RAF Hatfield  
RAF Shellingford Shellingford, nr Faringdon, Berkshire  
No 3 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Shellingford  
RAF Station Sywell (Denton) 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  
RAF Station Watchfield (Kelmscott) Watchfield, Swindon, Wiltshire  
Beam Approach School RAF Watchfield  
Beam Approach Calibration Flt RAF Watchfield  
Beam Approach Development Unit RAF Watchfield Also shown at Worcester
Airfield Controllers' School RAF Watchfield  
RAF Woodley (Henley)    
No 10 Flying Instructors' School (Elementary) RAF Woodley  
RAF Worcester 'Perdiswell Hall', Worcester  
No 2 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Worcester  
Beam Approach Development Unit RAF Worcester Also shown at Watchfield

No 51 (Training) Group

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

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Ansty (Southam) Ansty Aerodrome, Walgrave-on-Sowe, Coventry  
No 9 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Ansty
RAF Station Brough (Bellasize) Brough Aerodrome, Brough, East Yorkshire  
No 4 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Brough  
RAF Station Carlisle (Burnfoot & Kirkpatrick) Carlisle, Cumberland  
No 15 Elementary Flying Training School Kingstown Airport, Carlisle, Cumberland  
RAF Station Derby (Abbots Bromley & Battlestead Hill) Burnaston Aerodrome, Derby  
No 16 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Derby  
RAF Station Desford (Braunstone) 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 (Whitefield) Municipal Aerodrome, Perth.  
No 11 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Perth  
No 1 Pupil Pilots Pool RAF Wolverhampton  
RAF Sealand Queensferry, Cheshire Station in Maintenance Command
No 24 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Sealand  
RAF Wolverhampton (Penkridge) Wolverhampton, Staffordshire  
No 28 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Wolverhampton  
No 3 Pupil Pilots Pool RAF Wolverhampton  

No 54 (Training) Group

HQ - RAF Sunningdale, Berkshire

Unit Location/Address Notes
No 6 Initial Training Wing Queen's Hotel, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire  
No 1 Initial Training Wing Northcliffe Hotel, Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon  
Nos 26, 27 & 28 Aviation Candidate Selection Board Viceroy Close, Bristol Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham  
RCAF Personnel Reception Centre Somerset House, Bath Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire  
RAAF Personnel Reception Centre Bournemouth, Hampshire  
RCAF Band Bournemouth, Hampshire  
RAF Bridgnorth Bridgnorth, Shropshire  
School of Flying Control RAF Bridgnorth  
No 18 Initial Training Wing

RAF Bridgnorth

RAF Bridlington Bridlington, East Yorkshire  
No 14 Initial Training Wing RAF Bridlington  
Air Crew Re-selection Wing Abbots Hotel, Regency Square, Brighton  
Air Crew Re-selection Board Abbots Hotel, Regency Square, Brighton  
Polish Initial Training Wing Brighton  
Air Crew Refresher School Brighton  
Air Crew Training Wing Brighton  
No 2 Initial Training Wing Jesus College, Cambridge Station in No 50 Group
Nos 4, 7, 9, 19 & 20 Aviation Candidate Selection Board RAF Cardington Station in Balloon Command
Nos 1, 8, 17 & 18 Aviation Candidate Selection Board Doncaster, West Yorkshire  
Nos 16, 24 & 25 Aviation Candidate Selection Board Savings Bank Buildings, Hanover Street, Edinburgh  
No 7 Personnel Reception Centre Spa Hotel, Harrogate, West Yorkshire  
Air Crew Despatch Centre Heaton Park, Manchester  
Air Crew Receiving Centre Abbey Lodge, Hanover Gate, Regents Park, London NW8  
Nos 11, 13, 14 & 23 Aviation Candidate Selection Board Euston House, Eversholt Street, London NW1  
Personnel Selection, WAAF Training School London  
Air Crew Camp Ludlow, Shropshire  
No 7 Initial Training Wing Bellavista Hotel, Newquay, Cornwall
No 8 Initial Training Wing Trebarwith Hotel, Newquay, Cornwall  
Nos 2, 12, 15, 21 & 22 Aviation Candidate Selection Board Old Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford  
Nos 5, 6, 10 & 30 Aviation Candidate Selection Board Padgate, nr Warrington, Lancashire Station in Technical Training Command
No 4 Initial Training Wing Esplanade Hotel, Paignton, Devon  
Nos 29 Aviation Candidate Selection Board Kewstoke, Crwt-y-vil Road, Lower Penarth, Glamorganshire Station in Technical Training Command
No 12 Initial Training Wing The New Golf Club, St Andrews, Fife  
No 10 Initial Training Wing Grand Hotel, Scarborough, North Yorkshire  
No 11 Initial Training Wing Prince of Wales Hotel, Scarborough, North Yorkshire  
No 17 Initial Training Wing

Belvedere House, Esplanade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire

No 9 Initial Training Wing Arden Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire  
RAF Station Torquay Torre Abby, Torquay, Devon  
No 3 Initial Training Wing St James Hotel, Victoria Parade, Torquay, Devon  
No 5 Initial Training Wing The Metropole Hotel, Belgrave Road, Torquay, Devon  
No 13 Initial Training Wing Grand Hotel, Torquay, Devon  

Source - January 1943 SD161

County names used are those in use at the time

[No 21 Group | No 23 Group | No 25 Group | No 29 Group | No 50 Group | No 51 Group | No 54 Group]

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