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Balloon Command - June 1943


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

Command HQ - Old Church Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex

Units administered directly by Balloon Command HQ

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Cardington Cardington, Bedfordshire  
No 1 Balloon Training Unit RAF Cardington
Balloon Development Establishment RAF Cardington

No 30 Group

HQ - RAF Chessington, Nr Surbiton, Surrey

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 1 Balloon Centre Kidbrooke, London SE3  
No 901 Sqn (London) No 1 Balloon Centre  
No 902/3 Sqn (London) No 1 Balloon Centre  
No 909/10 Sqn (London) No 1 Balloon Centre  
No 994 (Mobile) Sqn (Canterbury) No 1 Balloon Centre Mobile
No 952 Sqn (Sheerness & Convoy) No 1 Balloon Centre  
No 961 Sqn (Dover) No 1 Balloon Centre  
'M' Balloon Unit (Deal) No 1 Balloon Centre  
No 3 Balloon Centre Stanmore Park, Middlesex  
No 904/5 Sqn (London) No 3 Balloon Centre  
No 906 Sqn (London) No 3 Balloon Centre  
No 907/8 Sqn (London) No 3 Balloon Centre  
No 993 (Mobile) Sqn (Chelmsford) No 3 Balloon Centre Mobile
No 928 Sqn (Harwich) No 3 Balloon Centre  
No 956 Sqn (Langley) No 3 Balloon Centre  
No 995 (Mobile) Sqn (Norwich) No 3 Balloon Centre Mobile
No 954 Sqn (Weybridge) No 3 Balloon Centre  
No 12 Balloon Centre Titchfield, Fareham, Hampshire  
No 924/30 Sqn (Southampton) No 12 Balloon Centre  
No 932 Sqn (Portsmouth) No 12 Balloon Centre  
No 933 Sqn (Portsmouth) 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 927/935  Sqn (Bristol/Filton) No 11 Balloon Centre  
No 912 Sqn (Brockworth) No 11 Balloon Centre  
No 953 Sqn (Cardiff) No 14 Balloon Centre  
? (RAF Station Llandaff) No 11 Balloon Centre  
No 966 Sqn (Newport) No 14 Balloon Centre
No 958 Sqn (Swansea & Port Talbot) No 14 Balloon Centre  
No 955 Sqn (Weston-super-Mare) No 11 Balloon Centre  
No 957 Sqn (Yeovil) No 11 Balloon Centre  
No 992 (Mobile) Sqn (Salisbury) No 11 Balloon Centre Mobile
No 13 Balloon Centre Collaton Cross, Yealmpton, Plymouth, Devon.  
No 959 Sqn (Falmouth) No 13 Balloon Centre  
No 934 Sqn (Plymouth) No 13 Balloon Centre  
No 964 Sqn (Plymouth) No 13 Balloon Centre  
No 1 (Mobile) Flight No 13 Balloon Centre Temporary location
No 6 Balloon Centre Wythall, Birmingham, South.  
No 911/13 Sqn (Birmingham) No 6 Balloon Centre  
No 914/15 Sqn  (Birmingham) No 6 Balloon Centre  
No 916/17 Sqn (Coventry) No 6 Balloon Centre  
No 918 Sqn (Derby) No 6 Balloon Centre  

No 33 Group

HQ - Parkhead House, Abbey Lane, Sheffield 11

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 950 Sqn Lyness, Orkneys Administered directly by Group HQ
No 10 Balloon Centre Bowles, Middleton, Manchester  
No 949 Sqn (Crewe) No 10 Balloon Centre  
No 919/923 Sqn (Liverpool) No 10 Balloon Centre  
No 925/926 Sqn (Manchester) No 10 Balloon Centre  
No 15 Balloon Centre Long Benton, Forest Hall, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.  
No 938 Sqn (Billingham) No 15 Balloon Centre  
No 929 Sqn (Forth) No 15 Balloon Centre  
No 945 Sqn (Glasgow) No 15 Balloon Centre  
No 946/7 Sqn (Glasgow) No 15 Balloon Centre  
No 936 Sqn (Newcastle) No 15 Balloon Centre  
No 937 Sqn (Newcastle) No 15 Balloon Centre  
RAF Station Sheffield Hemsworth, Norton, Sheffield  
No 939/40 Sqn (Sheffield) No 16 Balloon Centre  
RAF Station Sutton-on-Hull Sutton-on-Hull, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire  
No 942/3 Sqn RAF Sutton-on-Hull  

Units in the course of elimination: -

 
Unit Location/Address
HQ No 4 Balloon Centre Chigwell
HQ No 8 Balloon Centre Liverpool
HQ No 14 Balloon Centre Cardif
HQ No 16 Balloon Centre Sheffield
HQ No 18 Balloon Centre Glasgow
No 963 Sqn Accrington
No 970 Sqn Barrow
No 968 Sqn Belfast
No 920 Sqn Londonderry

Source - June 1943 SD161

County names used are those in use at the time

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

This page was last updated on 09/06/17 using FrontPage 2003

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