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Other Home Commands/Units - June 1943


[RAF in Northern Ireland | Embarkation Units | Works Units | RAF Regiment Sqns | USAAF]

RAF in Northern Ireland

Command HQ - RAFNI, Home Forces

Units directly administered by Command HQ

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Aldergrove   See Coastal Command
RAF Ballyhalbert County Down See Fighter Command
RAF Ballykelly County Derry See Coastal Command
No 231 Sqn (1 Flight) Belfast Mustang/Tomahawk
RAF Ballymena   See Maintenance Command
RAF Station Belfast    
HQ Unit (Naval Air Sqn) Belfast  
No 1494 (Target Towing) Flt Belfast Lysander/Tomahawk
RAFNI Communications Flt Belfast Various
RAF Castle Archdale (Lough Erne) Irvinestown, County Fermanagh See Coastal Command
RAF Cluntoe (C & M)   Station awaiting occupation by the USAAF
RAF Eglinton County Derry See Fighter Command, Station awaiting occupation by the USAAF?
RAF Greencastle (C & M)   Station awaiting occupation by the USAAF
RAF Holywood County Down See Maintenance Command
RAF Kiladeas   See Coastal Command
RAF Kirkistown   See Fighter Command
RAF Limavady County Derry See Coastal Command
RAF Lisburn County Antrim  
RAF Regiment Command Training School RAF Lisburn  
RAF Station Long Kesh   See Coastal Command
RAF Maghaberry County Down See Coastal Command
RAF Mallusk County Antrim See Maintenance Command
RAF Maydown County Derry See Fighter Command, Station awaiting occupation by the USAAF?
RAF Mullaghmore   See Coastal Command, Station awaiting occupation by the USAAF
RAF Newtownards County Down See Fighter Command and Army Co-operation Command
RAF Nutts Corner County Antrim See Transport Command
RAF St Angelo   See Fighter Command, Station awaiting occupation by the USAAF?
Care & Maintenance Party RAF Toome  

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 Andreas
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

5001

HQ

Newmarket

 

4620

Bircham Newton

 

4621

Coltishall

 

4622

Marham

 

4623

Horsham St Faith

 

4624

Watton

 

4625

Feltwell

 

4626

Mildenhall

 

4627 Sutton Bridge

 

4628 Foulsham

 

4629 Swanton Morley

 

5501 Construction Flight West Raynham

5002

HQ

Grantham

 

4632

North Luffenham

 

4633

Wittering

 

4634

Digby

 

4635

Syerston

 

4636

Newton

 

4637

Coningsby

 

4638

Grantham

 

4639

Cottesmore

 

4640

Fulbeck

 

4641

Wymeswold

 

5502 Construction Flight

Bottesford

5003

HQ

Northwood

 

4644

Debden

 

4645

Martlesham Heath

 

4646

Castle Camps

 

4647

North Weald

 

4648

Earls Colne

 

4649

Ridgewell

 

4650

Northolt

 

4651

Bradwell Bay

 

4652

Fairlop

 

4653

Hunsdon

 

5503 Construction Flight

North Weald

5004

HQ

West Drayton

 

4656

Gravesend

 

4657

Ford

 

4658

Biggin Hill

 

4659

Detling

 

4660

Manston

 

4661

Kenley

 

4662

Redhill

 

4663

Hawkinge

 

4664

Tangmere

 

4665

West Malling

 

5504 Construction Flight

West Malling

5005

HQ

Yeovil

 

4668

Thorney Island

 

4669

Middle Wallop

 

4670

Boscombe Down

 

4671

Ibsley

 

4672

Warmwell

 

4673

Beaulieu

 

4674

Hurn

 

4675

Zeals

 

4676

Stoney Cross

 

4677

Andover

 

5505 Construction Flight

Upavon

5006

HQ

York

 

4680

Marston Moor

 

4681

Linton-on-Ouse

 

4682

Riccall

 

4683

Driffield

 

4684

Pocklington

 

4685

Church Fenton

 

4686

York

 

4687

Catfoss

 

4688

Holme-on-Spalding Moor

 

4689

Leeming

 

5506 Construction Flight

Linton-on-Ouse

5007

HQ

Newcastle

 

4692

Thornaby

 

4693

Middle St George

 

4694

Catterick

 

4695

Ouston

 

4696

Acklington

 

4697

Sumburgh

 

4698

Annan

 

4699 Crosby

 

4700 Charter Hall

 

4701 Eshott

 

5507 Construction Flight

Ouston

5008

HQ

Cheltenham

 

4704

Honeybourne

 

4705

Pershore

 

4706

Moreton-in-Marsh

 

4707

Staverton

 

4708

Brize Norton

 

4709

Aston Down

 

4710

South Cerney

 

4711

Lyneham

 

4712

Colerne

 

4713

Defford

 

4714

Hullavington

 

5508 Construction Flight

Innsworth

5009

HQ

Market Drayton

 

4717

Ashbourne

 

4718

Wrexham

 

4719

Valley

 

4720

High Ercall

 

4721

Rednall

 

4722 Barrow

 

4723 Cark

 

4724 Woodvale

 

4725 Ringway

 

4726 Sealand

 

5509 Construction Flight

Ternhill

5010

HQ

Glasgow

 

4729 Islay

 

4730 Islay

 

4731

Tiree

 

4732

Tiree

 

4733

Benbecula

 

4734

Benbecula

 

4735

Stornoway

 

4746

Stornoway

 

4737

Stornoway

 

4738 Bowmore

 

5510 Construction Flight

Benbecula

5011

HQ

Aberdeen

 

4741 Tealing

 

4742 Montrose

 

4743 Dyce

 

4744 Peterhead

 

4745 Kinloss

 

4746 Lossiemouth

 

4747 Tain

 

4748 Wick

 

4749 Castletown

 

4750 Sumburgh

 

4751 Sullom Voe

 

5511 Construction Flight

Lossiemouth

5012

HQ

Launceston

 

4754 Exeter

 

4755 Chivenor

 

4756 Harrowbeer

 

4757 St Eval

 

4758 Portreath

 

4759 Predannack

 

4760 St Mary's

 

4761 Perranporth

 

4762 St Mawgan

 

4763 Church Stanton

 

5512 Construction Flight

Portreath

5013

HQ

Newmarket

 

4766 Honington

 

4767 Wattisham

 

4768 Stradishall

 

4769 Bury St Edmunds

 

4770 Snetterton Heath

 

4771 Hethel

 

4772 Hardwick

 

4773 Horham

 

4774 Halesworth

 

4775 Framlingham

 

5513 Construction Flight

Portreath

5014

HQ

Cambridge

 

4778 Polebrook

 

4779 Molesworth

 

4780 Tempsford

 

4781 Wyton

 

4782 Waterbeach

 

4783 Oakington

 

4784 Chelveston

 

4785 Chipping Warden

 

4786 Thurleigh

 

4787 Bassingbourn

 

5514 Construction Flight

Bottisham

5015

HQ

Abingdon

 

4790 Upper Heyford

 

4791 Benson

 

4792 Harwell

 

4793 Bicester

 

4794 Westcott

 

4795 Wing

 

4796 Abingdon

 

4797 Ramsbury

 

4798 Aldermaston

 

4799 Kidlington

 

5515 Construction Flight

Benson

5016

HQ

Doncaster

 

4802 Waddington

 

4803 Elsham Wolds

 

4804 Finningley

 

4805 Binbrook

 

4806 Hemswell

 

4807 Kirton-in-Lindsay

 

4807 Swinderby

 

4809 Scampton

 

4810 Wickenby

 

4811 Manby

 

5516 Construction Flight

Ossington

5017

HQ

Cardiff

 

4814 Bramcote

 

4815 Honiley

 

4816 Fairwood Common

 

4817 Llandow

 

4818 Dale

 

4819 St Athan

 

4820 Talbenny

 

2821 Carew Cheriton

 

4822 Hixon

 

4823 Tatenhill

 

5517 Construction Flight

Haverfordwest

5018

HQ

Edinburgh

 

4826 Turnhouse

 

4827 Drem

 

4828 Ayr

 

4829 Leuchars

 

4830 Oban

 

4831 Connell

 

4832 Corsewell

 

4833 West Freugh

 

4834 Wigtown

 

4835 Dumfries

 

5518 Construction Flight

Abbotsinch

5019

HQ

Belfast

 

4838 Ballyhalbert

 

4839 Killadeas

 

4840 Limavady

 

4841 Eglinton

 

4842 Long Kesh

 

4843 Nutts Corner

 

4844 Castle Archdale

 

5519 Construction Flight

Aldergrove

5021

HQ

Reykjavik

 

4862 (Maintenance)

Reykjavik

 

4863 (Maintenance)

Kaldadarnes

 

5521 (Construction)

Reykjavik

 

5522 (Construction)

Kaldadarnes

 

5523 (Construction)

Hofn

 4866 Construction Flight

 

Gibraltar

RAF Regiment Squadrons

Number

Group

Location

2701

28

London

2702

27

Yatesbury

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

23

Church Lawford

2718

11

Hornchurch

2719

12

Wittering

2720

11

Stapleford Tawney

2722

4

Riccall

2723

11

Tangmere

2724

2

Feltwell

2725

11

Hunsdon

2726

83

Middle Wallop

2727

11

Hunsdon

2728

11

Gravesend

2729

11

North Weald

2730

14

Grimsetter

2731

17

Catfoss

2732

11

Redhill

2733

18

Scatsta

2734

11

Redhill

2735

11

Martlesham Heath

2736

12

Fowlmere

2737

11

Fairlop

2738

19

Davidstow Moor

2739

12

Hutton Cranswick

2740

11

Gravesend

2741

11

Northolt

2742

38 Wing

Lasham

2743

16

Bircham Newton

2745

11

Biggin Hill

2746

91

Lossiemouth

2747

91

Kinloss

2748

11

Tangmere

2749

18

Wick

2750

12

Wittering

2751

34 Wing

Stapleford Tawney

2752

12

Wittering

2753

2

Oulton

2754

RAFNI

Limavady

2755

RAFNI

Maghaberry

2756

RAFNI

Eglinton

2757

23

Hythe

2758

16

Detling

2759

34 Wing

Snailwell

2760

18

Sumburgh

2761

44

St Mawgan

2762

11

Shoreham

2763

10

Ibsley

2764

RAF Regiment Depot

Grantahm

2765

16

Langham

2766

11

Bradwell Bay

2767

11

Ford

2768

38 Wing

Hurn

2769

11

West Malling

2770

13

Turnhouse

2772

10

Predannack

2773

35 Wing

Gatwick

2774

5

Coningsby

2775

RAFNI

Newtownards

2776

19

Davidstow Moor

2777

16

Gosport

2778

11

Manston

2779

11

North Weald

2780

9

Boulmer

2781

38 Wing

Lasham

2782

19

St Eval

2783

11

Heston

2784

16

Docking

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

Great Sampford

2799

13

Acklington

2800

10

Colerne

2801

11

Northolt

2802

?

Donna Nook

2803

14

Peterhead

2804

24

Halton

2805

11

Castle Camps

2806

38 Wing

Lasham

2807

81

Cranfield

2808

11

Castle Camps

2809

12

Collyweston

2810

11

Southend

2811

12

Matlask

2812

12

Coltishall

2813

10

Middle Wallop

2814

11

Great Sampford

2815

11

Kenley

2816

12

Wittering

2817

11

Ipswich

2818

16

Portsmouth (Parent station - Thorney Island)

2819

12

Ludham

2820

11

Kenley

2821

16

Thorney Island

2822

19

Holmsley South

2823

11

Lympne

2824

14

Skeabrae

2826

11

Hawkinge

2827

12

Wittering

2828

10

Perranporth

2829

38 Wing

Stoney Cross

2830

11

Southend

2831

14

Tain

2832

81

East Fortune

2833

14

Castletown

2834

13

Ouston

2835

10

Zeals

2836

RAFNI

St Angelo

2837

81

Twinwood Farm

2838

26

Leighton Buzzard

2839

10

Portreath

2840

11

Bradwell Bay

2841

HQ Bomber Command

Southdown

2842

1

Binbrook

2843

16

Langham

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
Atcham Debden Rattlesden
Bassingbourn Hardwick Sharnbrook
Bovingdon Honington Shipdham
Bury St Edmunds Little Staughton Thurleigh
Burtonwood Molesworth Wattisham
Chelveston Poynton (Handforth) Wortley
Stations Occupied by (and awaiting transfer to) USAAF
Alconbury Framlingham Horsham St Faith
Aldermaston Goxhill Keevil
Bungay Grafton Underwood Membury
Cheddington Great Saling Podington
Duxford Hethel Polebrook
Earls Colne Horham Warton
Stations awaiting occupation by USAAF
Attlebridge Greencastle St Angelo?
Boxted Knettishall Thorpe Abbots
Cluntoe Mullaghmore Tibenham
East Wretham Nuthampstead Wendling
Great Ashfield Ridgewell  

Source - June 1943 SD161

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