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Fighter Command - May 1943


[No 9 Group | No 10 Group | No 11 Group | No 12 Group | No 13 Group | No 14 Group | No 60 Group | No 83 Group | RAFNI]

Command HQ - Bentley Priory, Stanmore, Middlesex

Satellite airfields are shown in brackets and some units shown at the main station may have been based at the Satellite and are as such if known.

No 9 (Fighter) Group

HQ - Barton Hall, Preston, Lancashire

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Andreas Andreas, Isle of Man  
RAF Station Atcham Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire Station occupied by and awaiting transfer to USAAF
RAF Station High Ercall High Ercall, Wellington, Shropshire  
No 3 Aircraft Delivery Flight RAF High Ercall
No 91 Sqn RAF High Ercall Spitfire, detachment(s) at other station(s)
No 3028 Servicing Echelon RAF High Ercall To service aircraft of No 91 Sqn
RAF Station Honiley (Baginton) (C & M basis) Honiley, nr Kenilworth, Warwickshire  
No 3061 Servicing Echelon RAF Honiley Spare or in process of disbanding?
No 96 Sqn RAF Honiley Beaufighter
No 3067 Servicing Echelon RAF Honiley To service aircraft of No 96 Sqn
No 285 Sqn RAF Honiley Defiant/Oxford
RAF Llanbedr Llanbedr, Merionthshire No Station HQ
RAF Station Speke Speke Aerodrome, Liverpool 10, Lancashire Station in Coastal Command
Merchant Ship Fighter Unit RAF Speke Hurricane
RAF Station Valley Valley, Holyhead, Anglesey, North Wales  
No 275 Sqn RAF Valley Defiant/Walrus/Anson
No 406 Sqn RCAF RAF Valley Beaufighter
No 3072 Servicing Echelon RAF Valley To service aircraft of No 406 Sqn
No 1486 (Fighter Gunnery) Flt RAF Valley Lysander
RAF Station Woodvale Woodvale, nr Formby, Lancashire  
No 256 Sqn RAF Woodvale Mosquito
No 3069 Servicing Echelon RAF Woodvale To service aircraft of No 256 Sqn
No 195 Sqn RAF Woodvale Typhoon
No 3098 Servicing Echelon RAF Woodvale To service aircraft of No 195 Sqn
RAF Station Annan Chapelcross, Annan, Dumfrieshire  
No 55 OTU RAF Annan Hurricane
RAF Station Aston Down (Chedworth) Aston Down, Chalford, Nr Stroud, Gloucestershire  
No 52 OTU RAF Aston Down Spitfire
RAF Station Charter Hall (Winfield) Carter Hall, nr Duns, Berwickshire  
No 54 OTU RAF Charter Hall Beaufort/Beaufighter
RAF Station Cranfield (Twinwood Farm) Cranfield, Bletchley, Buckinghamshire
No 51 OTU RAF Cranfield Beaufighter/Mosquito/Havoc
No 3501 Servicing Unit RAF Cranfield
RAF Station Eshott (Boulmer) Eshott, nr Alnwick, Northumberland
No 57 OTU RAF Hawarden Spitfire
RAF Grangemouth (Balado Bridge) Central Scotland Airport, Grangemouth, Stirlingshire No Station HQ
No 58 OTU RAF Grangemouth Spitfire
RAF Station Llandow (Rhoose) Llandow, Cowbridge, Glamorganshire
No 53 OTU RAF Llandow Spitfire
RAF Station Milfield (Brunton) Milfield, Northumberland  
No 59 OTU RAF Milfield Hurricane/Typhoon
RAF Station Rednal (Montford Bridge) Rednal, nr Oswestry, Shropshire
No 61 OTU RAF Rednal Spitfire
RAF Station Tealing (Kinnell) Tealing, Dundee, Angus
No 56 OTU RAF Tealing Hurricane
RAF Station Usworth Usworth, Sunderland, Co. Durham
No 62 (AI) OTU RAF Usworth Anson

No 10 (Fighter) Group

HQ - Rudloe Manor, Box, Chippenham, Wiltshire

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Angle Angle, Pembrokeshire. No Station HQ
RAF Station Church Stanton Whitewall Corner, Culmhead, nr Taunton,  Somerset  
No 313 (Czech) Sqn RAF Church Stanton Spitfire
No 3075 Servicing Echelon RAF Church Stanton To service aircraft of No 313 Sqn
No 312 (Czechoslovak) Sqn RAF Church Stanton Spitfire
RAF Station Colerne (Charmy Down & Weston-super-Mare) Colerne, Bath, Wiltshire  
No 264 Sqn RAF Colerne Mosquito
No 3070 Servicing Echelon RAF Colerne To service aircraft of No 264 Sqn
No 3006 Servicing Echelon RAF Colerne In the process of being disbanded
No 286 Sqn RAF Colerne Defiant/Oxford/Hurricane
No 183 Sqn RAF Colerne Typhoon, detachmant(s) at other station(s)
No 3100 Servicing Echelon RAF Colerne To service aircraft of No 183 Sqn
No 10 Group Communication Flight RAF Colerne
No 2 Aircraft Delivery Flight RAF Colerne
RAF Defford No Station HQ
Telecommunications Flying Unit RAF Defford Various
RAF Station Exeter (Bolt Head) Exeter Air Port, Honiton Clyst, Devon Bolt Head administered by Harrowbeer
No 266 Sqn RAF Exeter (Bolt Head) Typhoon
No 125 Sqn RAF Exeter Beaufighter
No 3071 Servicing Echelon RAF Exeter To service aircraft of No 125 Sqn
No 310 (Czechoslovak) Sqn RAF Exeter Spitfire
RAF Station Fairwood Common nr Swansea, Glamorganshire  
No 307 (Polish) Sqn RAF Fairwood Common Beaufighter
RAF Station Harrowbeer Harrowbeer, Yelverton, Devon  
No 276 Sqn RAF Harrowbeer Defiant/Walrus
No 193 Sqn RAF Harrowbeer Typhoon
No 3013 Servicing Echelon RAF Harrowbeer To service aircraft of No 193 Sqn
RAF Station Ibsley Ibsley, Ringwood, Hampshire  
No 616 Sqn RAF Ibsley Spitfire
No 3031 Servicing Echelon RAF Ibsley To service aircraft of No 616 Sqn
No 129 Sqn RAF Ibsley Spitfire
No 3043 Servicing Echelon RAF Exeter To service aircraft of No 266 Sqn at Bolt Head
No 501 (AAF) Servicing Echelon RAF Ibsley To service aircraft of No 504 Sqn
No 504 Sqn RAF Ibsley Spitfire
RAF Station Middle Wallop (Chilbolton) Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire  
No 456 Sqn RAAF RAF Middle Wallop Mosquito
No 164 Sqn RAF Middle Wallop Spitfire
No 3034 Servicing Echelon RAF Middle Wallop To service aircraft of No 164 Sqn
No 3064 (RAAF) Servicing Echelon RAF Middle Wallop To service aircraft of No 456 Sqn
RAF Station Portreath (St Mary's & Peranporth) Nancekuke, Redruth, Cornwall
No 1449 Flt RAF Portreath Hurricane
No 65 Sqn RAF Portreath (Perranporth) Spitfire
No 3036 Servicing Echelon RAF Portreath (Perranporth) To service aircraft of No 65 Sqn
No 412 Sqn RCAF RAF Portreath Spitfire
No 3085 Servicing Echelon RAF Portreath To service aircraft of No 412 Sqn
No 3025 Servicing Echelon RAF Portreath In the process of being disbanded
RAF Predannack Predannack, nr Mullion, Cornwall No Station HQ
No 3059 Servicing Echelon RAF Predannack To service aircraft of No 141 Sqn
No 141 Sqn RAF Predannack Beaufighter
RAF Station Warmwell Warmwell, Dorchester, Dorset  
No 257 Sqn RAF Warmwell Typhoon
No 3010 Servicing Echelon RAF Warmwell To service aircraft of No 257 Sqn
No 263 Sqn RAF Warmwell Whirlwind
No 1487 (Fighter Gunnery) Flt RAF Warmwell Lysander/Master
No 3055 Servicing Echelon RAF Warmwell To service aircraft of No 263 Sqn
RAF Station Zeals Zeals, Wiltshire  

No 11 (Fighter) Group

HQ - Uxbridge, Middlesex

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Biggin Hill (Lympne - Administered by Hawkinge) Biggin Hill, Westerham, Kent  
No 1 Sqn RAF Biggin Hill Typhoon
No 341 Sqn RAF Biggin Hill Spitfire
No 3101 Servicing Echelon RAF Biggin Hill To service aircraft of No 341 Sqn
No 611 (AAF) Sqn RAF Biggin Hill Spitfire
No 611 (AAF) Servicing Echelon RAF Biggin Hill To service aircraft of No 611 Sqn
RAF Bradwell Bay Bradwell Bay, Essex No Station HQ
No 157 Sqn RAF Castle Camps Mosquito
No 3081 Servicing Echelon RAF Castle Camps To service aircraft of No 157 Sqn
No 23 Sqn RAF Bradwell Bay Mosquito
No 3065 Servicing Echelon RAF Bradwell Bay To service aircraft of No 23 Sqn
RAF Station Castle Camps Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire
No 605 (AAF) Sqn RAF Ford Mosquito
No 605 (AAF) Servicing Echelon RAF Ford To service aircraft of No 605 Sqn
RAF Croydon RAF Croydon No Station HQ
No 287 Sqn RAF Croydon Defiant/Oxford/Hurricane
No 1 Aircraft Delivery Flight RAF Croydon  
No 116 Sqn RAF Croydon Oxford/Moth
RAF Station Debden (Great Sampford) Saffron Walden, Essex Debden occupied by and awaiting transfer to USAAF
No 3044 Servicing Echelon RAF Debden Servicing the aircraft of 334th FS USAAF or in the process of disbanding?
No 3030 Servicing Echelon RAF Debden Servicing the aircraft of 335th FS USAAF or in the process of disbanding?
No 616 (AAF) Servicing Echelon RAF Debden Servicing the aircraft of 336th FS USAAF or in the process of disbanding?
No 3 Cylinder Block Servicing Unit RAF Debden
RAF Station Ford Ford, Arundel, Sussex  
Fighter Interception Unit RAF Ford Beaufighter
No 418 Sqn RCAF RAF Ford Mosquito
No 3078 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon RAF Ford To service aircraft of No 418 Sqn
RAF Station Gravesend Gravesend, Kent  
No 277 Sqn RAF Gravesend Lysander/Walrus/Defiant
RAF Station Hawkinge Hawkinge, nr Folkestone, Kent  
No 91 Sqn - Detachment RAF Hawkinge Spitfire
No 181 Sqn RAF Hawkinge Typhoon, detachment(s) at other station(s)
No 3095 Servicing Echelon RAF Hawkinge To service aircraft of No 181 Sqn
Fighter Command RAF Regiment Battle School Hazelmere
RAF Heston Heston, Middlesex No Station HQ
No 1422 Flt RAF Heston Boston/Hurricane/Mosquito
No 303 (Polish) Sqn RAF Heston Spitfire
No 515 Sqn RAF Heston Defiant
No 3097 Servicing Echelon RAF Heston To service aircraft of No 515 Sqn
RAF Station Hornchurch (Fairlop) Hornchurch, Essex  
No 3023 Servicing Echelon RAF Hornchurch To service aircraft of No 453 Sqn
No 3079 Servicing Echelon RAF Hornchurch To service aircraft of No 122 Sqn
No 122 Sqn RAF Hornchurch Spitfire
No 453 Sqn RAAF RAF Hornchurch Spitfire
RAF Station Hunsdon Hunsdon, nr Ware, Hertfordshire  
No 3 Sqn RAF Hunsdon Typhoon
No 3002 Servicing Echelon RAF Hunsdon To service aircraft of No 3 Sqn
No 85 Sqn RAF Hunsdon Mosquito
No 3066 Servicing Echelon RAF Hunsdon To service aircraft of No 85 Sqn
RAF Station Kenley (Friston & Shorerham) Whyteleafe, Surrey Shoreham administered by Ford
No 403 Sqn RCAF RAF Kenley Spitfire
No 3019 Servicing Echelon RAF Kenley To service aircraft of No 421 Sqn
No 3076 Servicing Echelon RAF Kenley Probably to  service aircraft of No 403 Sqn
RAF Station Manston Manston, nr Ramsgate, Kent
No 137 Sqn RAF Manston Whirlwind
No 3054 Servicing Echelon RAF Manston To service aircraft of No 137 Sqn
No 609 Sqn AAF RAF Manston Typhoon
No 609 (AAF) Servicing Echelon RAF Manston To service aircraft of No 609 Sqn
No 198 Sqn RAF Manston Typhoon
No 3004 Servicing Echelon RAF Manston To service aircraft of No 198 Sqn
RAF Station Martlesham Heath Martlesham Heath, Woodbridge, Suffolk
No 1488 (Fighter Gunnery) Flt RAF Martlesham Heath Lysander/Master
No 222 Sqn RAF Martlesham Heath Spitfire
No 3074 Servicing Echelon RAF Martlesham Heath To service aircraft of No 222 Sqn
RAF Station Northolt Northolt, Ruislip, Middlesex
No 316 (Polish) Sqn RAF Northolt Spitfire
No 315 (Polish) Sqn RAF Northolt Spitfire
No 308 (Polish) Sqn RAF Northolt Spitfire
No 11 Group Communication Flight RAF Northolt Various
RAF Station North Weald (Stapleford Tawney) North Weald, Epping, Essex  
No 332 (Norwegian) Sqn RAF North Weald Spitfire
No 331 (Norwegian) Sqn RAF North Weald Spitfire
No 124 Sqn RAF North Weald Spitfire
No 3011 Servicing Echelon RAF North Weald To service aircraft of No 124 Sqn
RAF Station Redhill Redhill, Surrey  
No 416 Sqn RCAF RAF Redhill Spitfire
RAF Station Southend Southend-on-Sea, Essex  
No 421 Sqn RCAF RAF Southend Spitfire
No 411 Sqn RCAF RAF Southend Spitfire
No 3045 Servicing Echelon RAF Southend Probably to service aircraft of No 421 Sqn
No 3046 Servicing Echelon RAF Southend To service aircraft of No 411 Sqn
RAF Station Tangmere (Merston & Westhampnett) Tangmere, Chichester, Sussex  
No 485 Sqn RNZAF RAF Tangmere Spitfire
No 3042 Servicing Echelon RAF Tangmere To service aircraft of No 129 Sqn
No 486 Sqn RNZAF RAF Tangmere Typhoon
No 3084 Servicing Echelon RAF Tangmere To service aircraft of No 486 Sqn
No 610 Sqn AAF RAF Tangmere Spitfire
No 3037 Servicing Echelon RAF Tangmere To service aircraft of No 610 Sqn
No 3087 Servicing Echelon RAF Tangmere To service aircraft of No 485 Sqn
No 197 Sqn RAF Tangmere Typhoon
No 3099 Servicing Echelon RAF Tangmere To service aircraft of No 197 Sqn
No 245 Sqn RAF Tangmere Typhoon
No 3007 Servicing Echelon RAF Tangmere To service aircraft of No 245 Sqn
RAF Station West Malling Maidstone, Kent  
No 29 Sqn RAF West Malling Mosquito
No 3057 Servicing Echelon RAF West Malling To service aircraft of No 29 Sqn

No 12 (Fighter) Group

HQ - Watnall, Nottinghamshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Church Fenton Church Fenton, nr Tadcaster, West Yorkshire  
No 25 Sqn RAF Church Fenton Mosquito
No 3056 Servicing Echelon RAF Church Fenton To service aircraft of No 25 Sqn
No 600 (AAF) Servicing Echelon RAF Church Fenton Spare Servicing Echelon or in the process of disbanding?
RAF Station Coltishall (Ludham & Matlask) Scottow, Norwich, Norfolk  
No 68 Sqn RAF Coltishall Beaufighter
No 3058 Servicing Echelon RAF Coltishall To service aircraft of No 68 Sqn
No 278 Sqn RAF Coltishall Defiant/Walrus
No 1489 (Fighter) Gunnery Flt RAF Coltishall Lysander/Master
No 118 Sqn RAF Coltishall Spitfire
No 3051 Servicing Echelon RAF Wittering To service aircraft of No 118 Sqn
No 167 Sqn RAF Coltishall (Ludham) Spitfire
No 3020 Servicing Echelon RAF Coltishall (Ludham) To service aircraft of No 167 Sqn
No 56 Sqn RAF Coltishall Typhoon
No 3053 Servicing Echelon RAF Coltishall To service aircraft of No 56 Sqn
RAF Station Digby (Coleby Grange & Wellingore) Digby, Lincolnshire  
No 3032 Servicing Echelon RAF Digby Spare servicing echelon in process of disbanding?
No 3052 Servicing Echelon RAF Digby (Wellingore) Spare servicing echelon in process of disbanding?
No 3090 Servicing Echelon RAF Digby (Wellingore) Spare servicing echelon in process of disbanding?
No 402 Sqn RCAF RAF Digby Spitfire
No 288 Sqn RAF Digby Defiant/Hurricane/Oxford
No 410 Sqn RCAF RAF Digby (Coleby Grange) Mosquito
No 3063 Servicing Echelon RAF Digby (Coleby Grange) To service aircraft of No 410 Sqn
No 3047 Servicing Echelon RAF Digby To service aircraft of No 402 Sqn
RAF Station Duxford (Fowlmere) Duxford, Cambridgeshire  
No 1426 (Enemy Aircraft Circus) Flt RAF Duxford Various including captured enemy aircraft
No 3024 Servicing Echelon RAF Duxford Spare servicing echelon in process of disbanding?
RAF Station Goxhill Goxhill, Lincolnshire

Station occupied by and awaiting transfer to USAAF

RAF Station Hutton Cranswick Hutton Cranswick, Driffield, East Yorkshire  
No 306 (Polish) Sqn RAF Hutton Cranswick Spitfire
RAF Station Kirton in Lindsey (Hibaldstow) Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire  
No 3014 Servicing Echelon RAF Kirton in Lindsey Spare Servicing Echelon
No 3001 Servicing Echelon RAF Kirton in Lindsey Spare servicing echelon in process of disbanding?
No 302 (Polish) Sqn RAF Kirton in Lindsey Spitfire
No 317 (Polish) Sqn RAF Kirton in Lindsey Spitfire
No 3009 Servicing Echelon RAF Kirton in Lindsey Spare servicing echelon
RAF Station Wittering (Collyweston & King's Cliffe) Wittering, Peterborough, Northamptonshire  
No 151 Sqn RAF Wittering Mosquito
No 3068 Servicing Echelon RAF Wittering To service aircraft of No 151 Sqn
No 3040 Servicing Echelon RAF Wittering Spare servicing echelon in process of disbanding?
No 3091 Servicing Echelon RAF Wittering Spare servicing echelon in process of disbanding?
Air Fighting Development Unit RAF Wittering Various
Night Fighting Development Unit RAF Wittering Various
No 1530 (BAT) Flt RAF Wittering Oxford

No 13 (Fighter) Group

HQ - Blakelaw Estate, Ponteland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Acklington Acklington, Morpeth, Northumberland  
No 350 (Belgian)  Sqn RAF Acklington Spitfire
No 3012 Servicing Echelon RAF Acklington To service aircraft of No 350 Sqn
No 409 Sqn RCAF RAF Acklington Beaufighter
No 3062 Servicing Echelon RAF Acklington To service aircraft of No 409 Sqn
RAF Station Ayr Ayr, Heathfield, Ayrshire  
No 488 Sqn RAF Ayr Beaufighter
No 3094 Servicing Echelon RAF Ayr To service aircraft of No 488 Sqn
No 1490 (Fighter) Gunnery Flt RAF Ayr Lysander/Master
No 64 Sqn RAF Ayr Spitfire
No 3041 Servicing Echelon RAF Ayr To service aircraft of No 64 Sqn
RAF Station Catterick (Scorton) Catterick, Richmond, North Yorkshire  
No 401 Sqn RCAF RAF Catterick Spitfire
No 3048 Servicing Echelon RAF Catterick To service aircraft of No 401 Sqn
No 219 Sqn RAF Catterick Beaufighter
No 3060 Servicing Echelon RAF Catterick To service aircraft of No 219 Sqn
No 604 Sqn RAF Catterick (Scorton) Beaufighter
No 604 (AAF) Servicing Echelon RAF Catterick (Scorton) To service aircraft of No 604 Sqn
RAF Station Drem Gullane Drem, East Lothian  
No 130 Sqn RAF Drem Spitfire
No 3093 Servicing Echelon RAF Drem To service aircraft of No 130 Sqn
No 3015 Servicing Echelon RAF Drem Spare Servicing Echelon
RAF Station Ouston (Woolsington) Stamfordham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland  
No 1423 Flt RAF Ouston Hurricane
No 281 Sqn RAF Ouston Defiant, detachment(s) at other station(s)
No 13 Group Communication Flight RAF Ouston  
No 3021 Servicing Echelon RAF Ouston Spare servicing echelon in process of disbanding?
RAF Station Turnhouse Edinburgh 12, Midlothian  
No 289 Sqn RAF Turnhouse Defiant/Hurricane/Oxford
No 4 Aircraft Delivery Unit RAF Turnhouse  
No 340 (Free French) Sqn RAF Turnhouse Spitfire
No 3089 Servicing Echelon RAF Turnhouse Spare servicing echelon in process of disbanding?
No 3092 Servicing Echelon RAF Turnhouse Spare servicing echelon in process of disbanding?

No 14 (Fighter) Group

HQ - RAF Inverness

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Castletown Thurso, Caithness  
No 131 Sqn RAF Castletown Spitfire
No 282 Sqn RAF Castletown Anson/Walrus
No 3088 Servicing Echelon RAF Castletown To service aircraft of No 131 Sqn
RAF Connell    
RAF Station Inverness RAF Longman, Inverness, Inverness-shire  
No 14 Group Communication Flight RAF Inverness Various
RAF Kirkwall Kirkwall, Orkney Operations Room only
RAF Lerwick Lerwick, Shetland Operations Room only
RAF Station Peterhead (Fordoun) Peterhead, Aberdeenshire  
No 165 Sqn RAF Peterhead Spitfire
No 3026 Servicing Echelon RAF Peterhead To service aircraft of No 165 Sqn
No 1479 (AAC) Flt RAF Peterhead Oxford/Defiant, detachment(s) at other station(s)
RAF Station Skeabrae (Grimsetter) Kirkwall, Orkney  
No 66 Sqn RAF Skeabrae Spitfire
No 3086 Servicing Echelon RAF Skeabrae To service aircraft of No 66 Sqn
No 234 Sqn RAF Skeabrae (Grimsetter) Spitfire
No 3038 Servicing Echelon RAF Skeabrae (Grimsetter) To service aircraft of No 234 Sqn
No 1491 (Fighter Gunnery) Flt RAF Skeabrae Lysander

No 60 (Signals) Group

HQ - 'Oxenden', Plantation Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Unit Location/Address Notes
No 2 Installation Unit Kidbrooke  
No 83 (Signals) Wing Swanage  
RAF Section, Telecommunication Research Establishment Malvern  
No 21 Signals Training Unit Renscombe Down  
No 70 (Signals) Wing, controlling the following stations: -
  • Brennish
  • Broad Bay
  • Burifa Hill
  • Cromarty
  • Crustan
  • Deerness
  • Eorodale
  • Habost
  • Islivick
  • Kendrom
  • Loth
  • Navidale
  • Netherbutton
  • Rodel Park
  • Russland (Skeabrae)
  • Sango
  • Stoer
  • Tannach
  • Ulbster
  • Whale Head
Bunchrew House, Inverness
  • Isle of Lewis
  • Isle of Lewis
  • Thurso
  • Ross and Cromarty
  • Orkneys
  • Orkneys
  • Isle of Lewis
  • Isle of Lewis
  • Isle of Lewis
  • nr Kilmalaig, Syke
  • Loth, Sutherland
  • Helmsdale, Sutherland
  • Holm, Orkneys
  • Rodel, Harris
  • Orkneys
  • Lairg, Sutherland
  • nr Lochinver, Sutherland
  • Wick, Caithness
  • Caithness
  • Sanday, Orkneys
 
No 71 (Signals) Wing, controlling the following stations: -
  • Clett
  • Cocklaw
  • Crannoch Hill
  • Doonies Hill
  • Douglas Wood
  • Hillhead
  • Noss Hill
  • Rosehearty
  • St Cyrus
  • School Hill
  • Scousburgh
  • Skaw
  • The Law
  • Watsness
  • Westburn
  • Windyhead
Bucksburn House, Springfield Road, Bucksburn, Aberdeen
  • Whalsay, Shetland
  • Peterhead, Aberdeen
  • Banff
  • Gregness, Aberdeen
  • Monikie, Angus
  • Fraserburgh, Aberdeen
  • Shetland
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Kincardineshire
  • Portlethen, Aberdeen
  • Shetlands
  • Unst, Shetlands
  • Carnoustie, Angus
  • nr Walls, Shetland
  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
 
No 72 (Signals) Wing, controlling the following stations: -
  • Anstruther
  • Barrapoll (C & M)
  • Ben Hough
  • Borve Castle
  • Cockburnspath
  • Dirleton (Drem)
  • Drone Hill
  • Dunragit (Castle Kennedy) (C & M)
  • Fullarton (Ayr)
  • Greian Head
  • Kilchiaran
  • Kilkenneth (C & M)
  • North Cairn
  • Saligo
Dollarbeg House, Dollar, Clackmannashire
  • Fife
  • Isle of Tiree, Argyllshire
  • Isle of Tiree, Argyllshire
  • Benbecula
  • Berwickshire
  • East Lothian
  • Berwickshire
  • nr Stranraer, Wigtownshire
  • Ayrshire
  • Barra
  • Islay
  • Tiree, Argyllshire
  • Stranraer
  • Islay
 
No 73 (Signals) Wing, controlling the following stations: -
  • Bamburgh
  • Bempton
  • Cleadon
  • Cresswell
  • Danby Beacon
  • Easington
  • Goldsborough
  • Humberstone
  • Kinley Hill
  • Northstead (Acklington)
  • Orby (Skegness)
  • Ottercops
  • Patrington (Hutton Cranswick)
  • Roecliffe (Dishforth)
  • Seaton Snook (Thornaby)
  • Skendleby
  • Staxton Wold
  • Staythorpe (Syerston)
  • Stenigot
Easthorpe Hall, Malton, North Yorkshire
  • Northumberland
  • East Yorkshire
  • South Shield, Durham
  • Morpeth, Northumberland
  • Lealholm, North Yorkshire
  • East Yorkshire
  • Whitby, North Yorkshire
  • Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire
  • Dawdown, Seaham Harbour, County Durham
  • Northumberland
  • Skegness
  • Northumberland
  • East Yorkshire
  • North Yorkshire
  • County Durham
  • Spilsby, Lincolnshire
  • Scarborough, North Yorkshire
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Louth, Lincolnshire
 
No 74 (Signals) Wing, controlling the following stations: -
  • Bard Hill
  • Bawdsey
  • Benacre (formerly Covehithe)
  • Blankets Farm (Hornchurch)
  • Canewdon
  • Dunwich
  • East Hill (Halton)
  • Foulness (Southend) (C & M)
  • Great Bromley
  • Happisburgh
  • Happisburgh (GCI)
  • High Street, Darsham
  • Hopton
  • Langtoft (Wittering)
  • Neatishead (Coltishall)
  • Stoke Holy Cross
  • Thorpeness
  • Trimley Heath (Martlesham Heath)
  • Trimmingham
  • Walton
  • West Beckham
  • Winterton (formerly Blood Hill)
Leighton, Trumpington Road, Cambridge
  • nr Salthouse, Holt, Norfolk
  • Woodbridge, Suffolk
  • nr Lowestoft
  • Bulpham, Essex
  • Rochford, Essex
  • Saxmundham, Suffolk
  • Dunstable
  • Essex
  • Colchester
  • Norwich
  • Norwich
  • Suffolk
  • Yarmouth
  • Peterborough
  • Wroxham, Norfolk
  • nr Swainsthorpe, Norwich
  • Felixstowe
  • nr Felixstowe
  • Norfolk
  • Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
  • Holt, Norfolk
  • nr Great Yarmouth
 
No 75 (Signals) Wing, controlling the following stations: -
  • Appledore (Hawkinge)
  • Beachy Head
  • Bembridge
  • Doctors Corner (Kenley)
  • Dover Hill
  • Dunkirk
  • Durrington (Tangmere)
  • Fairlight
  • Foreness (Manston)
  • Gibbett Hill
  • Hawkshill Down
  • Highdown Hill
  • Knights Farm (42 Group, Reading)
  • Mossy Bottom
  • Needles
  • Newchurch
  • North Foreland
  • Pevensey
  • Poling
  • Rye
  • St Lawrence
  • Sandwich (Manston)
  • Swingate
  • Truleigh Hill
  • Ventnor
  • Wartling (Eastbourne)
  • White Hawk
  • Whitstable
  • Willesborough (Hawkinge)
Heathfield House, Keston, Kent
  • Kent
  • Sussex
  • Isle of Wight
  • Kenley, Surrey
  • Capel, Kent
  • Faversham, Kent
  • West Worthing
  • Hastings
  • Cliftonville
  • Hindhead
  • Walmer, Kent
  • Goring-on-Sea
  • Burghfield, Berkshire
  • Shoreham
  • Isle of Wight
  • Kent
  • Kent
  • Sussex
  • Sussex
  • Sussex
  • Isle of Wight
  • Kent
  • Dover
  • Shoreham
  • Isle of Wight
  • Pevensey
  • Brighton
  • Kent
  • Ashford, Kent
 
No 76 (Signals) Wing, controlling the following stations: -
  • Brandy Bay
  • Bulbarrow Hill
  • Castell Mawr
  • Clee Hill
  • Cricklade (South Cerney)
  • Folly
  • Hayscastle Cross
  • Kete
  • Long Load (Weston Zoyland)
  • Oxwich
  • Ringstead
  • Ripperston (Talbenny)
  • Sopley (Hurn)
  • Southbourne
  • St Twynnels
  • Strumble Head
  • Sturminster Marshall (Exp)
  • Warren
  • Westcliff
  • Worth Matravers
Hillend, Henbury, Bristol
  • Dorset
  • Dorset
  • Cardiganshire
  • Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire
  • Wiltshire
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Somerset
  • Glamorganshire
  • Dorset
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Christchurch, Hampshire
  • Bournemouth
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Fishguard
  • Dorset
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Portland, Dorset
  • Swanage
 
No 77 (Signals) Wing, controlling the following stations: -
  • Aberleri (Aberystwyth)
  • Bride
  • Comberton (Pershore)
  • Cregneish
  • Dalby
  • Formby
  • Great Orme's Head
  • Hack Green (Whitchurch Heath)
  • Hawcoat
  • King Garth (Annan) (C & M)
  • Nevin
  • Pen-y-bryn
  • Prestatyn
  • Rhuddlan
  • St Annes (Squires Gate)
  • St Bee's Head
  • Scarlet Point
  • South Stack
  • Trewan Sands (Valley)
  • Wylfa
'High Lea' Woolton, Liverpool
  • Cardiganshire
  • Isle of Man
  • Pershore, Worcestershire
  • Isle of Man
  • Isle of Man
  • Formby, Lancashire
  • Llandudno
  • Nantwich
  • Barrow-in-Furness
  • Carlisle
  • Carnarvonshire
  • Llyn
  • Flintshire
  • Flintshire
  • Lancashire
  • Cumberland
  • Isle of Man
  • Holy Island, Anglesey
  • Anglesey
  • Anglesey
No 78 (Signals) Wing, controlling the following stations: -
  • Beer Head
  • Bolt Tail
  • Branscombe
  • Downderry
  • Dry Tree
  • Exminster (Exeter)
  • Hartland
  • Hawkstor (C & M)
  • Hope Cove (Harrowbeer)
  • The Jacka
  • Kingswear
  • Mark's Castle
  • Newford (Portreath)
  • Northam
  • Penolver
  • Rame Head
  • Sennen
  • Treen
  • Trelanvean
  • Treleaver (Predannock)
  • Trerew
  • Trevescan
  • Trevose Head
  • West Prawle
  • Wrafton (Chivenor)
Holne Park, Ashburton, Newton Abbot, Devon
  • Seaton
  • Salcombe, Devon
  • Salcombe Regis
  • Tor Point
  • Helston, Cornwall
  • Exeter
  • Devon
  • Plymouth
  • Salcombe, Devon
  • Truro, Cornwall
  • Devon
  • Land's End
  • Scilly Isles
  • Devon
  • Lizard
  • Tor Point
  • Sennan, Cornwall
  • Cornwall
  • Helston, Cornwall
  • Cornwall
  • Newquay
  • Penzance
  • Newquay
  • Devon
  • Braunton, Devon
No 79 (Signals) Wing, controlling the following stations: -
  • Ballindery (Ballyhalbert)
  • Ballydonaghy (Eglinton) (C & M)
  • Ballymartin
  • Ballywoodan (Ballyhalbert)
  • Blackhead
  • Castlerock
  • Crossmaglen
  • Downhill
  • Glenarm
  • Greystone
  • Kilkeel
  • Lisnaskea (St Angelo) (C & M)
  • Newtown Butler
  • Roddans Port
Portadown, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland
  • County Tyrone
  • County Tyrone
  • County Down
  • County Down
  • County Antrim
  • County Derry
  • County Armagh
  • County Derry
  • County Antrim
  • County Down
  • County Down
  • Enniskillen
  • County Fermanagh
  • County Down

Station marked are under the Signals Wing concerned for technical maintenance but are administered by the Parent Station shown in brackets

No 83 (Composite) Group

HQ - Gatton Park, Reigate

This group comprises a number of ground units formed on a mobile basis, which are liable to frequent changes of location.  In addition , certain flying units are from time to time placed under the control of No 83 (Composite) Group; these units may comprise some from other Commands.  The locations shown in the table below are those obtaining as at 10 April 1943.  Unit at that date under the control of No 83 (Composite) Group are marked** and units of other Commands under the control of the Group have their Command shown in brackets.

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Colerne Station in No 10 Group
No 175 Sqn** RAF Colerne Typhoon
RAF Eastchurch Station in Army Co-operation Command
No 122 Airfield HQ RAF Eastchurch
No 132 Sqn** RAF Eastchurch Spitfire
No 184 Sqn** RAF Eastchurch Hurricane
No 4094 AA Flight RAF Eastchurch
RAF Fairlop Station in No 11 Group
No 121 Airfield HQ RAF Fairlop
No 19 Sqn** RAF Fairlop Spitfire
No 247 Sqn** RAF Fairlop Typhoon
No 182 Sqn** RAF Fairlop Typhoon
RAF Gatwick Station in Army Co-operation Command
No 123 Airfield HQ RAF Gatwick
No 26 Sqn (Army Co-operation Command) RAF Gatwick Mustang
No 239 Sqn (Army Co-operation Command) RAF Gatwick Mustang
RAF Gravesend Station in No 11 Group
No 174 Sqn** RAF Gravesend Typhoon, station in Army Co-operation Command
RAF Hazelmere Battle School in No 11 Group
No 2816 Sqn, RAF Regiment RAF Hazelmere
RAF Lasham Station in Army Co-operation Command
No 124 Airfield HQ RAF Lasham
No 602 (AAF) Sqn** RAF Lasham Spitfire
No 4093 AA Flight RAF Lasham
No 4095 AA Flight RAF Lasham
No 2719 Sqn, RAF Regiment RAF Lasham
No 2827 Sqn, RAF Regiment RAF Lasham
No 8 AASC RAF Lasham
RAF Middle Wallop Station in No 10 Group
No 2826 Sqn, RAF Regiment RAF Middle Wallop
No 4012 AA Flight RAF Middle Wallop
RAF Redhill Station in No 11 Group
No 300 MT Company RAF Redhill
No 310 S & T Column RAF Redhill
No 7 ALG Signals Section RAF Redhill
RAF Stoney Cross Station in Army Co-operation Command
No 3226 Servicing Commando RAF Stoney Cross  
RAF White Waltham Station in Bomber Command
No 1 MORU RAF White Waltham
No 101 MARU RAF White Waltham
RAF Wroughton Station in Technical Training Command
No 50 Medical Receiving Station RAF Wroughton

RAF Northern Ireland (Stations under control of Fighter Command)

HQ - RAF Home Forces, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Ballyhalbert (Kirkistown) Ballyhalbert, County Down, Northern Ireland  
No 1493 (Fighter) Gunnery Flt RAF Ballyhalbert Lysander/Master
No 501 (AAF) Sqn RAF Ballyhalbert (Kirkistown) Spitfire
No 504 (AAF) Servicing Echelon RAF Ballyhalbert (Kirkistown) To service aircraft of No 501 Sqn
RAF Eglinton Eglinton, Londonderry, Northern Ireland  
RAF Maydown Maydown, Londonderry, Northern Ireland  
RAF Station Newtownards Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland  
No 1480 (AAC) Flt RAF Newtownards Defiant
RAFNI Communications Flight RAF Newtownards Various
RAF Station St Angelo Lough Erne, County Fermanagh

Care & Maintenance

Source - May 1943 SD161

County names used are those in use at the time

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