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2nd Tactical Air Force - January 1944


[Command HQ | No 2 Group | No 83 Group | No 84 Group | No 34 Wing]

Main HQ - Uxbridge, Middlesex

Rear HQ - Bracknell, Berkshire

Units administered directly by  HQ 2nd TAF

 
Unit Location/Address/Notes
TAF Communication Flight The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
Base Accounts Office The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
Base Personnel Staff Office The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 13 Personnel Transit Centre The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 14 Personnel Transit Centre The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 511 Forward Repair Centre The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
Base Maintenance Unit The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2717 Field Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2719 Field Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2726 Field Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2729 Field Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2742 Field Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2757 Field Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2777 Field Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2798 Field Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2804 Field Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2806 Field Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2816 Field Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2827 Field Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2701 AA Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2703 AA Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2734 AA Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2736 AA Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2750 AA Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2773 AA Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2794 AA Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2800 AA Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2809 AA Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2811 AA Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2814 AA Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2817 AA Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2819 AA Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2834 AA Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2845 AA Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2871 AA Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2872 AA Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2873 AA Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2874 AA Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2875 AA Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2876 AA Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2878 AA Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2879 AA Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2880 AA Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 2881 AA Sqn RAF Regiment The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 5003 Mobile Signals Unit, Type 'A' The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 5004 Mobile Signals Unit, Type 'B' The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 5005 Mobile Signals Unit, Type 'D' The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 5006 Mobile Signals Unit, Type 'H' The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 575 Mobile Signals Unit, Type 'K' The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 576 Mobile Signals Unit, Type 'K' The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 100 Mobile Dental Unit The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 101 Mobile Dental Unit The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 102 Mobile Dental Unit The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 103 Mobile Dental Unit The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 104 Mobile Dental Unit The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 105 Mobile Dental Unit The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 106 Mobile Dental Unit The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 107 Mobile Dental Unit The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 108 Mobile Dental Unit The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 109 Mobile Dental Unit The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 110 Mobile Dental Unit The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 111 Mobile Dental Unit The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 112 Mobile Dental Unit The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 113 Mobile Dental Unit The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 114 Mobile Dental Unit The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 115 Mobile Dental Unit The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 200 Mobile Dental Laboratory The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 201 Mobile Dental Laboratory The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 202 Mobile Dental Laboratory The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 203 Mobile Dental Laboratory The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
Field Photographic Library The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161
No 1 Mobile Field Photographic Section The location of this unit is not shown in the SD161

No 2 Group

HQ - Bylaugh Hall, East Dereham, Norfolk

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 98 Sqn RAF Dunsfold Mitchell
No 180 Sqn RAF Dunsfold Mitchell
No 139 Wing HQ RAF Dunsfold
No 414 Air Stores Park RAF Dunsfold
No 415 Air Stores Park RAF Dunsfold
No 88 Sqn RAF Hartford Bridge Boston
No 107 Sqn RAF Hartford Bridge Boston
No 342 (Free French) Sqn RAF Hartford Bridge Boston
No 137 Wing HQ RAF Hartford Bridge
No 416 Repair and Salvage Unit RAF Hartford Bridge
No 305 (Polish) Sqn RAF Lasham Mitchell
No 320 (Dutch) Sqn RAF Lasham Mitchell
No 613 Sqn RAF Lasham Mosquito VI
No 138 Wing HQ RAF Lasham
No 73 MT Light Repair Unit RAF Lasham
No 21 Sqn RAF Sculthorpe Mosquito VI
No 464 Sqn RAAF RAF Sculthorpe Mosquito VI
No 487 Sqn RNZAF RAF Sculthorpe Mosquito VI
No 226 Sqn RAF Swanton Morley Mitchell
No 1508 (BAT) Flt RAF Swanton Morley
No 1482 (Bomber Gunnery) Flt RAF Swanton Morley Various
No 417 Repair and Salvage Unit RAF Swanton Morley

 

No 34 Wing

HQ -

Unit Location/Address Notes
No 16 Sqn RAF Hartford Bridge Spitfire, Station in No 2 Group
No 140 Sqn RAF Hartford Bridge Mosquito, Station in No 2 Group
No 34 Wing Communication Flt RAF Sawbridgeworth Various, Station in No 11 Group

 

No 83 (Composite) Group

HQ - Gatwick

All units were mobile and their locations were not given in the SD161.  The units shown are those allocated to the Group as of 15 November 1943.

Unit
No 83 Group Main HQ
No 83 Group Rear HQ
No 83 Group Communication Flt
No 39 (RCAF) Reconnaissance Wing HQ
No 15 Fighter Wing HQ
No 16 (RCAF) Fighter Wing HQ
No 17 (RCAF) Fighter Wing HQ
No 121 (RCAF) Airfield HQ
No 122 Airfield HQ
No 124 (RCAF) Airfield HQ
No 125 Airfield HQ
No 126 (RCAF) Airfield HQ
No 127 (RCAF) Airfield HQ
No 128 (RCAF) Airfield HQ
No 129 (RCAF) Airfield HQ
No 401 Air Stores Park
No 402 Air Stores Park
No 404 Air Stores Park
No 406 Air Stores Park
No 403 Repair and Salvage Unit
No 405 Repair and Salvage Unit
No 409 Repair and Salvage Unit
No 410 Repair and Salvage Unit
No 407 Air Ammunition Park
No 70 MT Light Repair Unit
No 71 MT Light Repair Unit
No 309 Supply and Transport Column
No 50 Mobile Field Hospital
No 52 (RCAF) Mobile Field Hospital
No 1 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit
No 2 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit
No 6225 Bomb Disposal Flight
No 483 Group Control Centre
No 382 Wireless Unit
No 307 Mobile Signals Servicing Unit
No 7 ALG Signals Section
No 8 ALG Signals Section
No 13 ALG Signals Section
No 14 ALG Signals Section
No 8 Force HQ Signals Section
No 8007 GCI
No 15053 GCI (Forward Fighter Direction Post)
No 15054 GCI (Forward Fighter Direction Post)
No 8008 GCI/COL
No 8024 GCI/COL
No 15055 GCI/COL
No 6066 Light Warning Set
No 6080 Light Warning Set
No 6082 Light Warning Set
No 6083 Light Warning Set
No 6084 Light Warning Set
No 6085 Light Warning Set
No 6086 Light Warning Set
No 6087 Light Warning Set
No 6110 Light Warning Set
No 6111 Light Warning Set
No 6112 Light Warning Set
No 6113 Light Warning Set
No 3205 Servicing Commando
No 3207 Servicing Commando
No 3209 Servicing Commando
No 19 Sqn
No 65 Sqn
No 122 Sqn
No 132 Sqn
No 168 Sqn
No 174 Sqn
No 175 Sqn
No 181 Sqn
No 182 Sqn
No 184 Sqn
No 231 Sqn
No 245 Sqn
No 247 Sqn
No 400 Sqn RCAF
No 401 Sqn RCAF
No 403 Sqn RCAF
No 411 Sqn RCAF
No 412 Sqn RCAF
No 414 Sqn RCAF
No 421 Sqn RCAF
No 430 Sqn RCAF
No 602 Sqn
No 660 Sqn
No 661 Sqn
No 588 Mobile Signals Unit (Type A)
No 589 Mobile Signals Unit (Type A)
No 590 Mobile Signals Unit (Type B)
No 503 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 504 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 505 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 506 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 507 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 569 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 591 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 5007 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 5008 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 5009 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 5010 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 5011 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 5012 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 5013 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 5014 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 5015 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 5016 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 5017 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 5018 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 5019 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 5020 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 5021 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 5022 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 510 Mobile Signals Unit (Type D)
No 570 Mobile Signals Unit (Type D)
No 511 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 512 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 513 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 514 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 515 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 516 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 521 Mobile Signals Unit (Type H)
No 5002 Mobile Signals Unit (Type H)
No 5027 Mobile Signals Unit (Type H)
No 5028 Mobile Signals Unit (Type H)
No 5029 Mobile Signals Unit (Type H)
No 5030 Mobile Signals Unit (Type H)
No 5031 Mobile Signals Unit (Type H)
No 523 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 524 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 525 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 526 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 529 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 530 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 559 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 560 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 5035 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 5036 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 5037 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 539 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 540 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 541 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 542 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 543 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 544 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 545 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 546 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 573 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 574 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 577 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 578 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 579 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 580 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 552 Mobile Signals Unit (Type P)
No 553 Mobile Signals Unit (Type P)
No 581 Mobile Signals Unit (Type P)
No 582 Mobile Signals Unit (Type P)
No 584 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 585 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 586 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 587 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 597 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 598 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 599 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 5001 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)

No 84 (Composite) Group

HQ - Cowley Barracks, Oxford

All units were mobile and their locations were not given in the SD161.  The units shown are those allocated to the Group as of 15 November 1943.

 
Unit
No 84 Group Main HQ
No 84 Group Rear HQ
No 84 Group Communication Flt
No 35 Reconnaissance Wing HQ
No 18 (Polish) Fighter Wing HQ
No 19 Fighter Wing HQ
No 20 Fighter Wing HQ
No 123 Airfield HQ
No 130 Airfield HQ
No 131 (Polish) Airfield HQ
No 132 (Norwegian) Airfield HQ
No 133 (Polish) Airfield HQ
No 134 (Czech) Airfield HQ
No 135 Airfield HQ
No 136 Airfield HQ
No 408 (Polish) Air Stores Park
No 411 (Polish) Repair and Salvage Unit
No 418 Repair and Salvage Unit
No 312 Supply and Transport Column
No 72 (Polish) MT Light Repair Unit
No 484 Group Control Centre
No 103 Mobile Air Reporting Unit
No 308 Mobile Signals Servicing Unit
No 15 ALG Signals Section
No 16 ALG Signals Section
No 17 ALG Signals Section
No 9 Force HQ Signals Section
No 15071 GCI
No 15061 GCI (FFDP)
No 15062 GCI (FFDP)
No 15056 GCI/COL
No 15063 GCI/COL
No 15064 GCI/COL
No 6081 Light Warning Set
No 6094 Light Warning Set
No 6095 Light Warning Set
No 6096 Light Warning Set
No 6114 Light Warning Set
No 6115 Light Warning Set
No 6116 Light Warning Set
No 6117 Light Warning Set
No 53 Mobile Field Hospital
No 54 Mobile Field Hospital
No 3 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit
No 4 Casualty Air Evacuation Unit
No 3206 Servicing Commando
No 3208 Servicing Commando
No 3210 Servicing Commando
No 2 Sqn
No 4 Sqn
No 63 Sqn
No 66 Sqn
No 129 Sqn
No 164 Sqn
No 168 Sqn
No 170 Sqn
No 195 Sqn
No 222 Sqn
No 302 (Polish) Sqn
No 306 (Polish) Sqn
No 308 (Polish) Sqn
No 310 (Czech) Sqn
No 312 (Czech) Sqn
No 313 (Czech) Sqn
No 315 (Polish) Sqn
No 317 (Polish) Sqn
No 331 (Norwegian) Sqn
No 332 (Norwegian) Sqn
No 652 (AOP) Sqn
No 653 (AOP) Sqn
No 658 (AOP) Sqn
No 659 (AOP) Sqn
No 5048 Mobile Signals Unit (Type A)
No 5050 Mobile Signals Unit (Type B)
No 5051 Mobile Signals Unit (Type B)
No 5052 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 5053 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 5057 Mobile Signals Unit (Type D)
No 5058 Mobile Signals Unit (Type D)
No 517 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 518 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 5033 Mobile Signals Unit (Type H)
No 5060 Mobile Signals Unit (Type H)
No 5061 Mobile Signals Unit (Type H)
No 594 Mobile Signals Unit (Type P)
No 595 Mobile Signals Unit (Type P)
No 5076 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 5083 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)

Source - January 1944 SD161

County names used are those in use at the time

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