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Other Home Commands/Units - March 1943


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

RAF Ferry Command

Command HQ - Montreal Airport, Dorval, Quebec, Canada

No 44 (Ferry) Group

HQ - Eastern Avenue, Barnwood, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
Overseas Aircraft Despatch Unit Eastern Avenue, Barnwood, Gloucester  
HQ Flight Eastern Avenue, Barnwood, Gloucester  
2 Mobile Despatch Parties Eastern Avenue, Barnwood, Gloucester  
No 271 Sqn RAF Doncaster Station in Army Co-operation Command
No 2 Overseas Aircraft Preparation Unit RAF Filton  
No 3 Flight RAF Filton Blenheim
No 4 Flight RAF Filton Beaufighter/Beaufort
RAF Station Hendon Hendon, The Hyde, London NW9  
No 24 Sqn RAF Hendon  
No 510 Sqn RAF Hendon  
Maintenance Wing (24 & 510 Sqns) RAF Hendon  
No 3 Overseas Aircraft Despatch Unit RAF Hurn Station in Army Co-operation Command
RAF Station Kemble Kemble, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
No 1 Overseas Aircraft Preparation Unit RAF Kemble  
HQ Flight RAF Kemble  
No 1 Flight RAF Kemble Wellingtons
No 2 Flight RAF Kemble Hudsons and miscellaneous
RAF Station Lyneham Lyneham, Chippenham, Wiltshire
No 301 Ferry Training Unit RAF Lyneham  
No 511 Sqn RAF Lyneham  
Air Despatch and Reception Unit RAF Lyneham  
Terminal Airfield RAF Nutts Corner Station in RAFNI
No 1 Overseas Aircraft Despatch Unit - Detachment RAF Portreath Station in Fighter Command
RAF Station Prestwick Prestwick Aerodrome, Ayr, Ayrshire  
Transatlantic Aircraft Control RAF Prestwick Terminal Airfield and Wireless Control
Transatlantic Reception and Despatch Party RAF Prestwick  
No 1527 (BAT) Flt RAF Prestwick
Northern Aircraft Control Reykjavik, Iceland Control, Maintenance and Reception Party
No 2 Overseas Aircraft Despatch Unit St Mawgan, nr Newquay, Cornwall  
Terminal Airfield RAF Valley Station in Fighter Command

RAF in Northern Ireland

Command HQ - RAFNI, Home Forces

Units directly administered by Command HQ

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Aldergrove    
RAF Ballyhalbert County Down See Fighter Command
RAF Ballykelly County Derry See Coastal Command
RAF Ballymena    
RAF Station Belfast    
HQ Unit (Naval Air Sqn) 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 19 Bomb Disposal Squad Belfast  
No 96 Wireless Wing Belfast Under the control of Fighter Command
RAF Cluntoe (C & M)   Station awaiting occupation by the USAAF
RAF Dromore    
No 8 Mobile Oxygen Plant RAF Dromore  
RAF Eglinton County Derry See Fighter Command, Station awaiting occupation by the USAAF
RAF Greencastle   Station awaiting occupation by the USAAF
RAF Holywood County Down See Maintenance Command
RAF Kiladeas    
RAF Kirkistown   See Fighter 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  
No 11 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    
No 231 Sqn RAF Long Kesh Tomahawk
RAF Castle Archdale (Lough Erne) Irvinestown, County Fermanagh See Coastal Command
RAF Maghaberry County Down Satellite in Fighter Command
RAF Mallusk County Antrim See Maintenance Command
RAF Maydown County Derry See Fighter Command, Station awaiting occupation by the USAAF
RAF Mullaghmore   Station awaiting occupation by the USAAF
RAF Newtownards County Down See Fighter Command
RAF Nutts Corner County Antrim See Ferry Command
RAF St Angelo   See Fighter Command, Station awaiting occupation by the USAAF

Embarkation Units

 
No Location/Address Parent Unit
12 Aberdeen Dyce
4 Avonmouth Filton
29 Ayr Ayr
16 Barrow-in Furness No 10 AGS, Barrow
5 Barry St Athan
11 Belfast Belfast
35 Loch Boisdale Benbecula
32 Douglas Ronaldsway
8 Glasgow Abbotsinch
21 Hull Sutton-on-Hull
9 Leith HQ No 17 Group, Edinburgh
10 Lerwick Sumburgh
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
17 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

5351 Works Wing HQ Hatfield
5352 Works Wing HQ Cambridge
5201 Plant Sqn HQ Hatfield
5202 Plant Sqn HQ Quy

1

HQ

Newmarket

 

1

Bircham Newton

 

2

Coltishall

 

3

Marham

 

4

Horsham St Faith

 

5

Watton

 

6

Feltwell

 

7

Honington

 

8

Mildenhall

 

128 Sutton Bridge

 

129 Foulsham

 

130 Swanton Morley

 

5501 Construction Flight West Raynham

2

HQ

Grantham

 

12

North Luffenham

 

13

Wittering

 

14

Digby

 

15

Syerston

 

16

Newton

 

142

Coningsby

 

143

Grantham

 

144

Cottesmore

 

5502 Construction Flight

Bottesford

3

HQ

Northwood

 

24

Debden

 

25

Martlesham Heath

 

26

Debden

 

27

North Weald

 

145

Earls Colne

 

146

Ridgewell

 

147

Northolt

 

28

Northolt

 

29

Castle Camps

 

30

Hunsdon

 

5503 Construction Flight

North Weald

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

 

5504 Construction Flight

West Malling

5

HQ

Yeovil

 

41

Thorney Island

 

42

Middle Wallop

 

43

Boscombe Down

 

44

Ibsley

 

45

Warmwell

 

119

Beaulieu

 

120

Hurn

 

121

Zeals

 

122

Charlton Horethorn

 

123

Andover

 

5505 Construction Flight

Upavon

6

HQ

York

 

51

Marston Moor

 

52

Linton-on-Ouse

 

53

Snaith

 

54

Driffield

 

55

Riccall

 

56

Tiree

 

162

York

 

163

Catfoss

 

164

Holme-on-Spalding Moor

 

165

Leeming

 

5506 Construction Flight

Linton-on-Ouse

7

HQ

Newcastle

 

61

Thornaby

 

62

Middle St George

 

63

Catterick

 

64

Turnhouse

 

65

Drem

 

66

Ayr

 

67

Leuchars

 

68

Ouston

 

69

Acklington

 

70

Sumburgh

 

5507 Construction Flight

Ouston

8

HQ

Cheltenham

 

71

Honeybourne

 

72

Pershore

 

73

Moreton-in-Marsh

 

74

Staverton

 

75

Brize Norton

 

76

Aston Down

 

77

South Cerney

 

78

Lyneham

 

79

Colerne

 

160

Defford

 

161

Hullavington

 

5508 Construction Flight

Innsworth

9

HQ

Market Drayton

 

83

Ashbourne

 

84

Wrexham

 

85

Valley

 

86

High Ercall

 

87

Montford Bridge

 

88

Honiley

 

89

Fairwood Common

 

90

Shobdon

 

91

Haverfordwest

 

92

St Athan

 

5509 Construction Flight

Ternhill

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

 

5510 Construction Flight

Oban

11

HQ

Aberdeen

 

104 Tealing

 

105 Fordoun

 

106 Dyce

 

107 Peterhead

 

108 Kinloss

 

109 Lossiemouth

 

110 Tain

 

111 Wick

 

112 Castletown

 

113 Sumburgh

 

114 Sullom Voe

 

5511 Construction Flight

Lossiemouth

12

HQ

Launceston

 

46 Exeter

 

47 Chivenor

 

48 Harrowbeer

 

49 St Eval

 

50 Portreath

 

103 Predannack

 

124 St Mary's

 

125 Perranporth

 

126 St Mawgan

 

127 Church Stanton

 

5512 Construction Flight

Portreath

13

HQ

Newmarket

 

7 Honington

 

9 Wattisham

 

10 Stradishall

 

131 Bury St Edmunds

 

132 Snetterton Heath

 

133 Hethel

 

134 Hardwick

 

135 Horham

 

136 Halesworth

 

137 Framlingham

 

5513 Construction Flight

Portreath

14

HQ

Cambridge

 

11 Bramcote

 

18 Polebrook

 

19 Molesworth

 

20 Tempsford

 

21 Wyton

 

22 Waterbeach

 

23 Oakington

 

138 Chelveston

 

139 Chipping Warden

 

140 Thurleigh

 

5514 Construction Flight

Bottisham

15

HQ

Abingdon

 

80 Upper Heyford

 

81 Benson

 

82 Harwell

 

148 Bicester

 

149 Westcott

 

150 Wing

 

151 Abingdon

 

152 Ramsbury

 

153 Aldermaston

 

154 Kidlington

 

5515 Construction Flight

Benson

16

HQ

Doncaster

 

17 Waddington

 

57 Elsham Wolds

 

58 Finningley

 

59 Binbrook

 

60 Hemswell

 

155 Kirton-in-Lindsay

 

156 Swinderby

 

157 Scampton

 

158 Wickenby

 

159 Manby

 

5516 Construction Flight

Ossington

21

HQ

Reykjavik

 

251 (Maintenance)

Reykjavik

 

252 (Construction)

Reykjavik

 

253 (Maintenance)

Kaldadarnes

 

254 (Construction)

Kaldadarnes

RAF Regiment Squadrons

Number

Group

Location

2701

27

London

2702

27

Harrow

2703

11

Merston

2704

14

Grimsetter

2705

16

North Coates

2706

30

Hamble (Parent Station - No 12 Balloon Centre, Titchfield

2707

RAFNI

Ballykelly

2708

RAFNI

Greencastle

2709

11

Biggin Hill

2710

11

West Malling

2711

11

Croydon

2712

RAFNI

Ballyhalbert

2713

HQ FC

Stanmore

2714

10

Warmwell

2715

10

Bolt Head

2716

18

Skitten

2717

25

Sutton Bridge

2718

11

Hornchurch

2719

12

Collyweston

2720

11

Stapleford Tawney

2722

17

Lissett

2723

11

Tangmere

2724

3

East Wretham

2725

11

Hunsdon

2726

11

Hornchurch

2727

11

Hunsdon

2728

11

Gravesend

2729

11

North Weald

2730

11

Bradwell Bay

2731

16

Docking

2732

11

Redhill

2733

18

Scatsta

2734

11

Redhill

2735

11

Martlesham Heath

2736

12

Fowlmere

2737

11

Fairlop

2738

19

St Eval

2739

12

Collyweston

2740

11

Gravesend

2741

11

Northolt

2742

11

Tangmere

2743

16

Bircham Newton

2745

14

Skeabrae

2746

91

Lossiemouth

2747

91

Kinloss

2748

11

Tangmere

2749

18

Wick

2750

12

Duxford

2751

16

Detling

2752

12

Duxford

2753

2

Oulton

2754

RAFNI

Limavady

2755

RAFNI

Maghaberry

2756

RAFNI

Eglinton

2757

15

Nutts Corner

2758

19

Holmsley South

2759

34 Wing

Snailwell

2760

18

Sumburgh

2761

44

St Mawgan

2762

11

Shoreham

2763

10

Ibsley

2764

34 Wing

Snailwell

2765

16

Langham

2766

14

Grimsetter

2767

11

Ford

2768

38 Wing

Hurn

2769

11

West Malling

2770

13

Turnhouse

2772

81

Brunton

2773

38 Wing

Christchurch

2774

RAFNI

Long Kesh

2775

RAFNI

Newtownards

2776

18

Dyce

2777

16

Gosport

2778

11

Manston

2779

11

North Weald

2780

81

Boulmer

2781

12

Coltishall

2782

17

West Hartlepool

2783

11

Heston

2784

18

Dyce

2785

19

Chivenor

2786

23

Boscombe Down

2787

11

Martlesham Heath

2789

21

Montrose

2790

10

Church Stanton

2791

10

Exeter

2792

10

Predannack

2793

11

Friston

2794

10

Charmy Down

2795

11

Westhampnett

2796

20

Eastchurch

2797

11

Fairlop

2798

11

Debden

2799

13

Acklington

2800

10

Colerne

2801

11

Northolt

2802

?

Donna Nook

2803

14

Peterhead

2804

24

Halton

2805

11

Castle Camps

2806

11

Ford

2807

81

Cranfield

2808

11

Castle Camps

2809

12

Wittering

2810

11

Southend

2811

12

Matlask

2812

12

Coltishall

2813

10

Middle Wallop

2814

11

Debden

2815

11

Kenley

2816

12

Kingscliffe

2817

11

Ipswich

2818

16

Portsmouth (Parent station - Thorney Island)

2819

12

Ludham

2820

11

Kenley

2821

16

Thorney Island

2822

16

Detling

2823

11

Lympne

2824

11

Biggin Hill

2826

11

Hawkinge

2827

12

Wittering

2828

10

Perranporth

2829

25

Chilbolton

2830

11

Southend

2831

14

Tain

2832

81

East Fortune

2833

14

Castletown

2834

12

Kingscliffe

2835

10

Zeals

2836

RAFNI

St Angelo

2837

81

Twinwood Farm

2838

26

Leighton Buzzard

2839

10

Portreath

2840

11

Bradwell Bay

2841

26

Leighton Buzzard

2842

26

Dagnall

2843

17

Catfoss

2844

11

Manston

2845

13

Drem

2846

18

Leuchars

2847

10

Harrowbeer

2848

11

Fraserburgh

2849

11

Great Sampford

2850

RAFNI

Aldergrove

2851

RAFNI

Maydown

2852

RAFNI

Kirkistown

2853

RAFNI

Castle Archdale

2854

19

Beaulieu

2855

70

Castle Bromwich

Stations transferred to USAAF

Stations transferred to the USAAF
Burtonwood Sharnbrook Thurleigh
  Wortley  
Stations Occupied by (and awaiting transfer to) USAAF
Alconbury Bury St Edmunds Little Staughton
Aldermaston Cheddington Membury
Atcham Chelveston Molesworth
Attlebridge Goxhill Podington
Bassingbourn Grafton Underwood Poynton (Handforth)
Bovingdon Hardwick Rattlesden
Bungay Honington Warton
Stations awaiting occupation by USAAF
Cluntoe Kimbolton Steeple Morden
Earls Colne Maydown Thorpe Abbots
Eglinton Mullaghmore Tibenham
Greencastle Polebrook Wendling
Hethel St Angelo  
Horham Snetterton Heath  

Source - March 1943 SD161

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

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