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Bomber Command - June 1944


[No 1 Group | No 3 Group | No 4 Group | No 5 Group | No 6 Group | No 8 Group | No 26 Group | No 91 Group | No 92 Group | No 93 Group | No 100 Group]

Command HQ - High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Units administered directly by Command HQ

Unit Location/Address Notes
IX Bomber Command Substitution Unit    
IX Troop Carrier Command Substitution Unit    
1st Bombardment Division Substitution Unit    
2nd Bombardment Division Substitution Unit    
3rd Bombardment Division Substitution Unit    
Night Bomber Tactical School    
Bomber Command Communication Flt    
No 2841 Sqn RAF Regiment    

 

No 1 (Bomber) Group

HQ - Bawtry Hall, Bawtry, Doncaster, West Yorkshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 11 Base Swinderby  
Station HQ RAF Swinderby  
No 1656 (Heavy) Conversion Unit RAF Lindholme  
No 1 Group Servicing Section RAF Lindholme  
RAF Station Blyton    
No 1662 (Heavy) Conversion Unit RAF Blyton  
RAF Station Sandtoft    
No 1667 (Heavy) Conversion Unit RAF Blyton  
No 12 Base Binbrook, Lincolnshire  
Station HQ RAF Binbrook  
No 460 Sqn RAAF RAF Binbrook  
No 9460 Servicing Echelon RAF Binbrook  
No 1 Ground Gunners School RAF Binbrook  
RAF Station Grimsby    
No 550 Sqn RAF Grimsby  
No 9550 Servicing Echelon RAF Grimsby  
RAF Station Kelstern    
No 625 Sqn RAF Kelstern  
No 9625 Servicing Echelon RAF Kelstern  
No 13 Base Elsham, Brigg, Lincolnshire  
Station HQ RAF Elsham Wold  
No 103 Sqn RAF Elsham Wold  
No 9103 Servicing Echelon RAF Elsham Wold  
No 576 Sqn RAF Elsham Wold  
No 9576 Servicing Echelon RAF Elsham Wold  
RAF Station Kirmington    
No 166 Sqn RAF Kirmington  
No 9166 Servicing Echelon RAF Kirmington  
RAF Station North Killingholme    
No 100 Sqn RAF North Killingholme  
No 9100 Servicing Echelon RAF North Killingholme  
No 14 Base Ludford Magna  
Station HQ RAF Ludford Magna  
No 101 Sqn RAF Ludford Magna  
No 9101 Servicing Echelon RAF Ludford Magna  
RAF Station Faldingworth    
No 300 (Polish) Sqn RAF Faldingworth  
No 9300Servicing Echelon RAF Faldingworth  
RAF Station Wickenby    
No 12 Sqn RAF Wickenby  
No 9012 Servicing Echelon RAF Wickenby  
No 626 Sqn RAF Wickenby  
No 9626 Servicing Echelon RAF Wickenby  
Controlled directly by Group HQ: -  
RAF Station Hemswell Hemswell, Lincolnshire  
No 1 Lancaster Finishing School RAF Hemswell  
Satellite Sturgate  
Satellite Ingham  
No 1481 Flt Ingham  
No 1687 Flt Ingham  

 

No 3 Group

HQ - Exning, nr Newmarket, Cambridgeshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 31 Base Stradishall, Newmarket, Suffolk  
Station HQ RAF Stradishall  
No 1657 (Heavy) Conversion Unit RAF Stradishall  
RAF Station Chedburgh    
No 1653 (Heavy) Conversion Unit RAF Chedburgh  
RAF Station Wratting Common    
No 1651 (Heavy) Conversion Unit RAF Wratting Common  
No 32 Base Mildenhall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk  
Station HQ RAF Mildenhall  
No 15 Sqn RAF Mildenhall  
No 9015 Servicing Echelon RAF Mildenhall  
No 622 Sqn RAF Mildenhall  
No 9622 Servicing Echelon RAF Mildenhall  
No 3 Group Servicing Section RAF Mildenhall  
RAF Station Newmarket    
No 1688 Flt RAF Newmarket  
Bombing Development Unit RAF Newmarket Operationally controlled by Bomber Command HQ
No 3 Group Communication Flt RAF Newmarket  
RAF Station Lakenheath    
RAF Station Tuddenham    
No 90 Sqn RAF Tuddenham  
No 9090Servicing Echelon RAF Tuddenham  
No 33 Base Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire  
Station HQ RAF Waterbeach  
No 514 Sqn RAF Waterbeach  
No 9514 Servicing Echelon RAF Waterbeach  
No 1678 Flt RAF Waterbeach  
RAF Station Mepal    
No 75 Sqn RAF Mepal  
No 9075 Servicing Echelon RAF Mepal  
RAF Station Witchford    
No 115 Sqn RAF Witchford  
No 9115 Servicing Echelon RAF Witchford  
Controlled directly by Group HQ: -  
RAF Station Feltwell Feltwell, Thetford, Norfolk  
No 3 Lancaster Finishing School RAF Feltwell  
Satellite Methwold  
No 149 Sqn Methwold  
No 9149 Servicing Echelon Methwold  
RAF Station Tempsford    
No 138 Sqn RAF Tempsford Special Duties unit
No 9138 Servicing Echelon RAF Tempsford  
No 161 Sqn RAF Tempsford Special Duties unit
No 9161 Servicing Echelon RAF Tempsford  
RAF Station Woodbridge   Emergency Diversion Airfield
No 2772 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Woodbridge  
RAF Station Woolfox Lodge    
No 218 Sqn RAF Woolfax Lodge  
No 9218 Servicing Echelon RAF Woolfax Lodge  

No 4 Group

HQ - RAF York

Unit Location/Address Notes
No 41 Base Marston Moor, Marston, York, West Yorkshire  
Station HQ RAF Marston Moor  
No 1652 (Heavy) Conversion Unit RAF Marston Moor  
RAF Station Acaster Malbis Acaster Malbis, York, West Yorkshire  
RAF Station Riccall    
No 1658 (Heavy) Conversion Unit RAF Riccall  
RAF Station Rufforth    
No 1663 (Heavy) Conversion Unit RAF Rufforth  
No 42 Base Pocklington, East Yorkshire  
Station HQ RAF Pocklington  
No 102 Sqn RAF Pocklington  
No 9102 Servicing Echelon RAF Pocklington  
No 9346 Servicing Echelon RAF Pocklington  
RAF Station Elvington    
No 346 (Free French) Sqn RAF Elvington  
No 4 Group Communication Flt RAF Elvington  
No 9077 Servicing Echelon RAF Elvington  
RAF Station Full Sutton    
No 77 Sqn RAF Full Sutton  
No 43 Base Driffield, East Yorkshire  
Station HQ RAF Driffield  
No 9158 Servicing Echelon RAF Driffield  
No 9466 Servicing Echelon RAF Driffield  
No 9640 Servicing Echelon RAF Driffield  
No 4 Group Servicing Section RAF Driffield  
No 2833 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Driffield  
RAF Station Leconfield Leconfield, Beverley, East Yorkshire  
No 466 Sqn RAAF RAF Leconfield  
No 640 Sqn RAF Leconfield  
RAF Station Lissett Lissett, Bridlington, East Yorkshire  
No 158 Sqn RAF Lissett  
No 44 Base Holme-on-Spalding Moor, East Yorkshire  
Station HQ RAF Holme  
No 76 Sqn RAF Holme  
No 1689 Flt RAF Holme  
No 9010 Servicing Echelon RAF Holme  
RAF Station Breighton    
No 78 Sqn RAF Breighton  
No 9078 Servicing Echelon RAF Breighton  
No 9076 Servicing Echelon RAF Breighton  
RAF Station Melbourne    
No 10 Sqn RAF Melbourne  
Controlled directly by Group HQ: -  
RAF Station Snaith Snaith  
No 51 Sqn RAF Snaith  
No 9051 Servicing Echelon RAF Snaith  
Satellite Burn  
No 578 Sqn Burn  
RAF Station Carnaby Carnaby, Bridlington, East Yorkshire Emergency Diversion Airfield

No 5 Group

HQ - St Vincents, Grantham, Lincolnshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 51 Base Swinderby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire  
Station HQ RAF Swinderby  
No 1660 (Heavy) Conversion Unit RAF Swinderby  
No 5 Group Communication Flt RAF Swinderby  
No 1690 Flt RAF Swinderby  
RAF Station Wigsley    
No 1654 (Heavy) Conversion Unit    
RAF Station Winthorpe    
No 1661 (Heavy) Conversion Unit    
No 52 Base Scampton, Lincolnshire  
Station HQ RAF Scampton  
No 5 Group Servicing Section RAF Scampton  
No 2774 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Scampton  
No 9044 Servicing Echelon RAF Scampton  
No 9619 Servicing Echelon RAF Scampton  
RAF Station Dunholme Lodge    
No 44 Sqn RAF Dunholme Lodge  
No 619 Sqn RAF Dunholme Lodge  
No 9049 Servicing Echelon RAF Dunholme Lodge  
RAF Station Fiskerton    
No 49 Sqn RAF Fiskerton  
No 53 Base Waddington, nr Lincoln, Lincolnshire  
Station HQ RAF Waddington
No 463 Sqn RAAF RAF Waddington  
No 467 Sqn RAAF RAF Waddington  
No 9050 Servicing Echelon RAF Waddington  
No 9061 Servicing Echelon RAF Waddington  
RAF Station Bardney    
No 9 Sqn RAF Bardney  
No 9009 Servicing Echelon RAF Bardney  
RAF Station Skellingthorpe    
No 50 Sqn RAF Skellingthorpe  
No 61 Sqn RAF Skellingthorpe  
No 9467 Servicing Echelon RAF Skellingthorpe  
No 54 Base Coningsby, Lincolnshire  
Station HQ RAF Coningsby  
No 97 Sqn RAF Coningsby  
No 83 Sqn RAF Coningsby  
No 9617 Servicing Echelon RAF Coningsby  
No 2751 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Coningsby  
RAF Station Woodhall Spa    
No 617 Sqn RAF Woodhall Spa  
No 627 Sqn RAF Woodhall Spa  
RAF Station Metheringham    
No 106 Sqn RAF Metheringham  
No 9106 Servicing Echelon RAF Metheringham  
Controlled directly by Group HQ: -  
RAF Station East Kirkby    
No 57 Sqn RAF East Kirkby  
No 9057 Servicing Echelon RAF East Kirkby  
No 630 Sqn RAF East Kirkby  
No 2784 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF East Kirkby  
Satellite Strubby  
Satellite Spilsby  
No 207 Sqn Spilsby  
No 9207 Servicing Echelon Spilsby  
No 9630 Servicing Echelon Spilsby  
RAF Station Syerston Syerston, Newark, Nottinghamshire  
No 5 Lancaster Finishing School RAF Syerston  

No 6 (RCAF) Group

HQ - Allerton Park, Knaresborough, West Yorkshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 61 Base Topcliffe, Thirsk, North Yorkshire  
Station HQ    
No 1659 (Heavy) Conversion Unit RAF Topcliffe  
RAF Station Dalton    
No 1695 Flt RAF Dalton
No 6 Group Servicing Section Flt RAF Dalton
RAF Station Dishforth    
No 1664 (Heavy) Conversion Unit RAF Dishforth  
RAF Station Wombleton    
No 1666 (Heavy) Conversion Unit RAF Wombleton  
No 62 Base Linton-on-Ouse, York, North Yorkshire  
Station HQ RAF Linton-on-Ouse  
No 408 Sqn RCAF RAF Linton-on-Ouse  
No 9408 Servicing Echelon RAF Linton-on-Ouse  
No 426 Sqn RCAF RAF Linton-on-Ouse  
No 9426 Servicing Echelon RAF Linton-on-Ouse  
No 6 Group Communication Flt RAF Linton-on-Ouse  
RAF Station East Moor    
No 432 Sqn RCAF RAF East Moor  
No 9432 Servicing Echelon RAF East Moor  
RAF Station Tholthorpe    
No 420 Sqn RCAF RAF Tholthorpe  
No 9420 Servicing Echelon RAF Tholthorpe  
No 425 Sqn RCAF RAF Tholthorpe  
No 9425 Servicing Echelon RAF Tholthorpe  
No 63 Base Leeming, Leeming Bar, Northallerton, North Yorkshire  
Station HQ RAF Leeming  
No 427 Sqn RCAF RAF Leeming  
No 9424 Servicing Echelon RAF Leeming  
No 429 Sqn RCAF RAF Leeming  
No 9429 Servicing Echelon RAF Leeming  
RAF Station Skipton-on-Swale    
No 424 Sqn RCAF RAF Skipton-on-Swale  
No 9424 Servicing Echelon RAF Skipton-on-Swale  
No 433 Sqn RCAF RAF Skipton-on-Swale  
No 9433 Servicing Echelon RAF Skipton-on-Swale  
No 64 Base Middle St George, Yarm, Co. Durham  
Station HQ RAF Middleton St George  
No 419 Sqn RCAF RAF Middleton St George  
No 9419 Servicing Echelon RAF Middleton St George  
No 428 Sqn RCAF RAF Middleton St George  
No 9428 Servicing Echelon RAF Middleton St George  
RAF Station Croft    
No 431 Sqn RCAF RAF Croft  
No 9431Servicing Echelon RAF Croft  
No 434 Sqn RCAF RAF Croft  
No 9434 Servicing Echelon RAF Croft  

 

No 8 Group

HQ - Castle Hill House, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Bourn    
No 105 Sqn RAF Bourn  
No 9105 Servicing Echelon RAF Bourn  
No 2712 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Bourn  
RAF Station Downham Market    
No 635 Sqn RAF Downham Market  
No 9635 Servicing Echelon RAF Downham Market  
No 2776 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Downham Market  
RAF Station Graveley    
No 35 Sqn RAF Graveley  
No 9035 Servicing Echelon RAF Graveley  
No 692 Sqn RAF Graveley  
No 9692 Servicing Echelon RAF Graveley  
No 2802 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Graveley  
RAF Station Gransden Lodge    
No 405 Sqn RCAF RAF Gransden Lodge  
No 9405 Servicing Echelon RAF Gransden Lodge  
No 1696 Flt RAF Gransden Lodge  
No 2784 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Gransden Lodge  
RAF Station Little Staughton    
No 582 Sqn RAF Little Staughton  
No 9582 Servicing Echelon RAF Little Staughton  
No 109 Sqn RAF Little Staughton  
No 9109 Servicing Echelon RAF Little Staughton  
RAF Station Marham    
RAF Station Oakington Oakington, Cambridgeshire  
No 7 Sqn RAF Oakington  
No 9007 Servicing Echelon RAF Oakington  
No 571 Sqn RAF Oakington  
No 9571 Servicing Echelon RAF Oakington  
No 2708 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Oakington  
RAF Station Upwood    
No 139 Sqn RAF Upwood  
No 9139 Servicing Echelon RAF Upwood  
No 156 Sqn RAF Upwood  
No 9156 Servicing Echelon RAF Upwood  
No 2753 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Upwood  
RAF Station Warboys    
Pathfinder Navigation Training Unit RAF Warboys  
No 1655 Mosquito Training Flt RAF Warboys  
No 2716 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Warboys  
RAF Station Wyton St Ives, Huntingdonshire  
No 8 Group Communication Flt RAF Wyton  
No 1409 Flt RAF Wyton  
No 2844 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Wyton  

No 26 (Signals) Group

HQ - Langley Hall, Slough, Buckinghamshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Blackbrook    
North-West Signals Centre    
RAF Station Cheadle   No units listed
RAF Station Chicksands   No units listed
RAF Station Chigwell   No units listed
RAF Station Fazakerley    
No 8 CEFP RAF Fazakerley  
RAF Station Hinton-in-the-Hedges   No units listed
RAF Station Leighton Buzzard Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire  
No 2850 Sqn RAF Regiment Leighton Buzzard  
RAF Station West Drayton    
No 1 Signals Depot West Drayton, Middlesex  
Central Trade Test Board West Drayton, Middlesex Operationally controlled by the Air Ministry (DPS)
No 1 Consolidated Emergency Fitting Party West Drayton, Middlesex  
RAF Station West Kingsdown   No units listed
Air Ministry Book Production and Distribution Centre RAF Hendon  
South-West Signals Centre Hawthorn  
No 350 Signals Depot Newbold Revel, Stretton-under-Fosse, nr Rugby, Warwickshire  
No 81 Signals Wing Municipal Homes, Worcester, Worcestershire  
No 105 Wing Kilmarnock  
No 516 Sqn Dundonald  
No 2883 Sqn RAF Regiment Fordoun  
No 2 Consolidated Emergency Fitting Party RAF Ingham  
No 3 Consolidated Emergency Fitting Party RAF Honington  
No 4 Consolidated Emergency Fitting Party Great Witcombe  
No 5 Consolidated Emergency Fitting Party Faygate  
No 6 Consolidated Emergency Fitting Party Bishopbriggs  
No 7 Consolidated Emergency Fitting Party Darlington  
No 9 Consolidated Emergency Fitting Party Inverness  

No 91 (Bomber OTU) Group

HQ - Abingdon, Berkshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Abingdon Abingdon, Berkshire  
No 10 OTU RAF Abingdon  
No 91 Group Communication Flt RAF Abingdon  
Satellite Stanton Harcourt  
RAF Station Honeybourne Honeybourne, Worcestershire  
No 24 OTU RAF Honeybourne  
No 1681 Flt RAF Honeybourne  
No 1516 (BAT) Flt RAF Honeybourne  
Satellite Long Marston  
RAF Station Kinloss Kinloss, Forres, Morayshire  
No 19 OTU RAF Kinloss  
Satellite Forres  
Satellite Brackla  
RAF Station Lossiemouth Lossiemouth, Morayshire  
No 20 OTU RAF Lossiemouth  
Satellite Elgin  
Satellite Milltown  
RAF Station Moreton in Marsh London Road, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire  
No 21 OTU RAF Moreton in Marsh,  
No 1682 Flt RAF Moreton in Marsh  
Satellite Enstone  
RAF Station Wellesbourne Mountford Wellesbourne Mountford, Warwickshire  
No 22 OTU RAF Wellesbourne Mountford  
No 91 Group Servicing Section RAF Wellesbourne Mountford  
Satellite Gaydon  

 

No 92 (Bomber OTU) Group

HQ - Winslow Hall, Winslow, Buckinghamshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Bruntingthorpe    
No 29 OTU RAF Bruntingthorpe  
Satellite Bitteswell  
RAF Station Chipping Warden    
No 12 OTU RAF Chipping Warden  
Satellite Edgehill  
RAF Station Desborough    
 No 84 OTU RAF Desborough  
Satellite Harrington  
RAF Station Market Harborough    
No 14 OTU RAF Market Harborough  
No 1683 Flt RAF Market Harborough  
Satellite Husbands Bosworth  
RAF Station Silverstone    
No 17 OTU RAF Silverstone  
Satellite Turweston  
RAF Station Upper Heyford Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire  
No 16 OTU RAF Upper Heyford  
Satellite Barford St John  
RAF Station Westcott    
No 11 OTU RAF Westcott  
Engine Control Demonstration Unit RAF Westcott  
No 92 Group Servicing Section RAF Westcott  
Satellite Oakley  
RAF Station Wing Wing, Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire  
No 26 OTU RAF Wing  
No 92 Group Communications Flt RAF Wing  
No 1684 Flt RAF Wing  
Satellite Little Horwood  

 

No 93 (Bomber OTU) Group

HQ - Egginton Hall, Egginton, Nr Derby

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Finningley Finningley, Doncaster, West Yorkshire  
No 18 OTU RAF Finningley  
Satellite Bircotes  
Satellite Worksop  
RAF Station Hixon    
No 30 OTU RAF Hixon  
No 1686 Flt RAF Hixon  
Satellite Seighford  
RAF Station Lichfield Lichfield, Staffordshire  
No 27 OTU RAF Lichfield  
No 93 Group Communication Flt RAF Lichfield  
No 93 Group Servicing Section RAF Lichfield  
Satellite Church Broughton  
RAF Station Ossington    
No 82 OTU RAF Ossington  
No 1685 Flt RAF Ossington  
Satellite Gamston  
RAF Station Peplow    
No 83 OTU RAF Peplow  
RAF Station Wymeswold Wymeswold, nr Loughborough, Leicestershire  
No 28 OTU RAF Wymeswold  
Satellite Castle Donnington  

 

No 100 (Bomber) Group

HQ - Bylaugh Hall, East Dereham, Norfolk

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Foulsham    
No 192 Sqn RAF Foulsham  
No 9192 Servicing Echelon RAF Foulsham  
(Bomber Support) Development Unit RAF Foulsham  
No 2754 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Foulsham  
RAF Station Great Massingham   No units listed
RAF Station Little Snoring    
No 23 Sqn RAF Little Snoring  
No 169 Sqn RAF Little Snoring  
No 9199 Servicing Echelon RAF  Little Snoring  
No 515 Sqn RAF Little Snoring  
No 9515 Servicing Echelon RAF  Little Snoring  
No 1692 Flt RAF Little Snoring  
No 2756 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Little Snoring  
RAF Station North Creake    
No 199 Sqn RAF North Creake  
No 9199 Servicing Echelon RAF North Creake  
RAF Station Oulton    
No 214 Sqn RAF Oulton  
No 9214 Servicing Echelon RAF Oulton  
No 1699 Flt RAF Oulton  
No 2842 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Oulton  
RAF Station Radlett    
No 80 (Signals) Wing RAF Radlett  
RAF Station Swannington    
No 85 Sqn RAF Swannington Servicing echelon at West Malling
No 157 Sqn RAF Swannington Servicing echelon at Valley
RAF Station West Raynham    
Servicing Section RAF West Raynham  
No 141 Sqn RAF West Raynham  
No 9141 Servicing Echelon RAF West Raynham  
No 239 Sqn RAF West Raynham  
No 9239 Servicing Echelon RAF West Raynham  
No 1694 Flt RAF West Raynham  
No 2836 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF West Raynham  
Satellite Sculthorpe  
No 2755 Sqn RAF Regiment Sculthorpe  
No 100 Group Communications Flt RAF Swanton Morley  

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

County names used are those in use at the time

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