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Transport Command - June 1944


[Command HQ | No 44 Group | No 45 Group | No 46 Group | No 216 Group | No 229 Group | No 114 Wing | No 116 Wing]

Command HQ - RAF Harrow, Middlesex

No 44 (Transport) Group

HQ - Eastern Avenue, Barnwood, Gloucester

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Bramcote (Nuneaton)    
No 105 (Transport) OTU RAF Bramcote Wellington
No 1513 (BAT) Flight RAF Bramcote  
RAF Station Doncaster    
RAF Station Filton Filton, nr Bristol, Gloucestershire  
No 2 Overseas Aircraft Preparation Unit RAF Filton  
Centaurus Test Flight RAF Filton  
RAF Station Hendon Hendon, The Hyde, London NW9  
No 24 Sqn RAF Hendon  
Metropolitan Communication Sqn RAF Hendon  
Servicing Wing RAF Hendon To service aircraft of Nos 24 and MC Sqns
No 3 Overseas Aircraft Despatch Unit RAF Hurn Station in ADGB
RAF Station Kemble Kemble, Cirencester, Gloucestershire  
No 1 Overseas Aircraft Preparation Unit RAF Kemble  
RAF Station Llandow (Rhoose)    
No 3 Overseas Aircraft Preparation Unit RAF Llandow  
Transport Command Central Night Vision Training School RAF Llandow  
RAF Station Lyneham Lyneham, Chippenham, Wiltshire Airport
No 511 Sqn RAF Lyneham  
No 525 Sqn RAF Lyneham  
Air Despatch and Reception Unit RAF Lyneham  
RAF Station Melton Mowbrey    
No 4 Overseas Aircraft Preparation Unit RAF Melton Mowbrey  
No 304 Ferry Training Unit RAF Melton Mowbrey  
RAF Station Nutts Corner   Airport
Units in European Wing ATC RAF Nutts Corner  
No 1 Ferry Unit RAF Pershore  
No 1516 (BAT) Flight RAF Pershore  
No 1 Overseas Aircraft Despatch Unit RAF Portreath Station in ADGB
RAF Station Prestwick Prestwick Aerodrome, Ayr, Ayrshire Airport
Transatlantic Aircraft Control RAF Prestwick
No 1527 (BAT) Flt RAF Prestwick
No 1680 (Transport) Flight RAF Prestwick  
Liberator Course RAF Prestwick Technical Training Command
Units in European Wing ATC RAF Prestwick
RAF Station St Mawgan   Airport
No 2 Overseas Aircraft Despatch Unit RAF St Mawgan  
Units in European Wing ATC RAF St Mawgan  
RAF Station Stornoway   Diversion Airfield
Fighter Sector HQ RAF Stornoway ADGB
Units in European Wing ATC RAF Stornoway  
No 303 Ferry Training Unit RAF Talbenny  
RAF Station Valley Valley, Anglesey Airport
Units in European Wing ATC RAF Valley  

No 45 (Atlantic Transport) Group

HQ - Dorval, Canada

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 112 (North Atlantic) Wing Dorval, Quebec  
No 2 Ferry Crew Pool No 112 Wing  
No 113 (South Atlantic) Wing Nassau, Bahamas  
No 3 Ferry Crew Pool No 113 Wing
Control, Maintenance and Reception Party (Northern Routes) Reykjavik, Iceland Station in Coastal Command

 

No 46 Group

HQ - Stanmore

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Blakehill Farm    
No 233 Sqn RAF Blakehill Farm Dakota
No 11 Heavy Glider Servicing Echelon RAF Blakehill Farm  
No 92 Forward Staging Post RAF Blakehill Farm  
No 10 Air Transportable Signals Unit RAF Blakehill Farm Part of No 92 Forward Staging Post
No 93 Forward Staging Post RAF Blakehill Farm  
No 11 Air Transportable Signals Unit RAF Blakehill Farm Part of No 93 Forward Staging Post
No 6 Air Transportable Signals Unit RAF Blakehill Farm  
No 7 Air Transportable Signals Unit RAF Blakehill Farm  
No 512 Sqn Broadwell Dakota
No 575 Sqn Broadwell Dakota
No 9 Heavy Glider Servicing Echelon Broadwell  
No 10 Heavy Glider Servicing Echelon Broadwell  
No 94 Forward Staging Post Broadwell  
No 12 Air Transportable Signals Unit Broadwell Part of No 94 Forward Staging Post
No 5 Air Transportable Signals Unit Broadwell  
No 48 Sqn RAF Down Ampney Dakota
No 271 Sqn RAF Down Ampney Dakota
No 12 Heavy Glider Servicing Echelon RAF Down Ampney  
No 13 Heavy Glider Servicing Echelon RAF Down Ampney  
No 91 Forward Staging Post RAF Down Ampney  
No 9 Air Transportable Signals Unit RAF Down Ampney Part of No 91 Forward Staging Post
No 8 Air Transportable Signals Unit RAF Down Ampney  
No 107 OTU RAF Leicester East  
Air Transport Tactical Development Unit RAF Netheravon Operationally controlled by AEAF through No 38 Group, station in AEAF
No 1697 (ADLS) Flight RAF Northolt Station in No ADGB

 

No 216 (Transport) Group

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
Units in the Middle East
No 284 Transport Wing Algiers (Tripoli)  
No 23 Staging Post Asmara (Eritrea)  
No 35 Air Despatch and Reception Unit Bahrein  
No 43 Staging Post Bahrein  
Regional Flying Control (Persian Gulf) c/o No 43 Staging Post Bahrein Administered by HQ BF Aden
No 4 Aircraft Delivery Unit - Detachment Bari (Italy)  
No 25 Air Despatch and Reception Unit Bari (Italy)  
No 267 Sqn Bari (Italy) Dakota
No 28 (SAAF) Sqn - Detachment Bari (Italy) Dakota
No 1 (ME) Check and Conversion Unit Bilbeis (Egypt)  
No 71 Staging Post Biskra (Algeria)  
Air Booking Centre Cairo (Egypt)  
RAF Station Cairo West Egypt  
No 216 Sqn RAF Cairo West Dakota, detachment in India
No 21 Air Despatch and Reception Unit RAF Cairo West  
No 10 Staging Post RAF Cairo West  
No 44 (SAAF) Sqn RAF Cairo West Dakota
No 24 Air Despatch and Reception Unit Capo Dichino (Italy)  
RAF Station Castel Benito Libya  
No 28 (SAAF) Sqn RAF Castel Benito Anson/Dakota
No 22 Air Despatch and Reception Unit RAF Castel Benito  
No 17 Staging Post RAF Castel Benito  
Regional Flying Control (Tripolitania) c/o No 17 Staging Post RAF Castel Benito Administered by No 212 Group
RAF Station Catania Sicily  
No 23 Air Despatch and Reception Unit Catania (Sicily)  
No 62 Staging Post Catania (Sicily)  
No 30 Staging Post Catania (Sicily)  
No 4 Aircraft Delivery Unit Catania (Sicily)  
No 12 Staging Post El Adem (Libya)  
No 76 Staging Post El Aouina (N W Africa)  
No 24 Staging Post El Fasher (Sudan)  
No 25 Staging Post El Genina (Sudan)  
No 26 Air Despatch and Reception Unit Foggia (Italy)  
No 2 Air Delivery Unit (Middle East) Gebel Hamzi (Egypt)  
No 73 Staging Post Gibraltar  
No 151 Transport Wing RAF Habbaniya  
No 33 Air Despatch and Reception Unit RAF Habbaniya  
No 40 Staging Post RAF Habbaniya  
No 216 Group (Rear) RAF Heliopolis  
No 1 Air Delivery Unit (ME) RAF Heliopolis  
No 20 Air Despatch and Reception Unit RAF Heliopolis  
No 282 Transport Wing RAF Heliopolis Administrative Control - No 206 Group
ME Communication Sqn RAF Heliopolis Fairchild
No 41 Staging Post H3  
No 29 Staging Post Juba (Sudan)  
No 15 Staging Post Luxor (Upper Egypt)  
RAF Station Luqa Malta  
No 31 Air Despatch and Reception Unit Luqa (Malta)  
No 64 Staging Post Luqa (Malta)  
No 32 Air Despatch and Reception Unit Lydda (Palestine)  
No 29 Air Despatch and Reception Unit Maison Blanche (Tunisia)  
No 72 Staging Post Maison Blanche (Tunisia)  
No 28 Staging Post Malakal (Sudan)  
No 16 Staging Post Marble Arch (Libya)  
No 33 Staging Post Masira  
No 11 Staging Post Mersa Matruh  
No 216 Group Advanced HQ Naples (Italy)  
No 249 Transport Wing Naples (Italy)  
No 30 Air Despatch and Reception Unit Naples (Italy)  
No 28 (SAAF) Sqn - Detachment Oujda (Tunisia) Anson/Dakota
No 3 Air Delivery Unit (ME) Oujda (Tunisia)  
No 75 Staging Post Oujda (Tunisia)  
No 61 Staging Post Pomigliano (Italy)  
No 63 Staging Post Pomigliano (Italy)  
No 24 Air Despatch and Reception Unit Pomigliano (Italy)  
No 70 Staging Post - Detachment Port Lyautey (Tunisia)  
RAF Station Rabat Sale N W Africa  
No 28 Air Despatch and Reception Unit Rabat Sale (N W Africa)  
No 28 (SAAF) Sqn - Detachment Rabat Sale (N W Africa) Dakota
No 70 Staging Post Rabat Sale (N W Africa)  
No 70 Staging Post - Detachment Ras el Ma (Tunisia)  
No 14 Staging Post Ramat David (Palestine)  
No 3 Air Delivery Unit (Middle East) - Detachment Setif  
No 4 Air Delivery Unit (Middle East) - Detachment Setif  
No 34 Air Despatch and Reception Unit Shaibah (Iraq)  
No 42 Staging Post Shaibah (Iraq)  
No 44 Staging Post Sharjah (Saudi Arabia)  
RAF Movements Control Shellal (Egypt)  
No 26 Air Despatch and Reception Unit - Detachment Trigno (Italy)  
No 4 Air Delivery Unit (Middle East) Tripoli (N W Africa)  
No 22 Staging Post Wadi Halfa (Sudan)  
RAF Movements Detachment Wadi Halfa (Sudan)  
RAF Station Wadi Saidna Sudan  
No 115 Transport Wing RAF Wadi Saidna  
No 2 (ME) Ferry Control RAF Wadi Saidna  
No 20 Staging Post RAF Wadi Seidna  
Units in West Africa
No 114 Wing Accra (Gold Coast)  
Air Despatch and Reception Unit Accra (Gold Coast)  
No 55 Staging Post Accra (Gold Coast)  
Air Despatch and Reception Unit - Detachment Apapa (Nigeria)  
Air Despatch and Reception Unit Dakar (Senegal)  
No 51 Staging Post Fort Lamy  
No 53 Staging Post - Detachment Fort Lamy  
Air Despatch and Reception Unit Ikeja (Lagos)  
No 50 Staging Post Ikeja (Lagos)  
Air Despatch and Reception Unit - Detachment Kano  
No 52 Staging Post Kano  
Air Despatch and Reception Unit - Detachment Libreville (French Equatorial Africa)  
Air Despatch and Reception Unit - Detachment Maiduguri (Nigeria)  
No 53 Staging Post Maiduguri (Nigeria)  
Air Despatch and Reception Unit Port Etienne (Gambia)  
Air Despatch and Reception Unit - Detachment Point Noire (French Equatorial Africa)  
Air Despatch and Reception Unit Roberts Field (Liberia)  
Air Despatch and Reception Unit Takoradi (Gold Coast)  
No 54 Staging Post Takoradi (Gold Coast)  
Air Despatch and Reception Unit Waterloo (Sierra Leone)  
Air Despatch and Reception Unit Yumdum (Gambia)  

 

No 229 (Transport) Group

HQ - Delhi, India

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 13 Air Transit Section Agartala  
No 216 Sqn - Detachment Agartala  
Staging Post Ahmedabad  
No 52 Flying Control Section Ahmedabad  
No 22 Ferry Control Allahabad  
Staging Post Allahabad  
No 1 Air Transit Section Allahabad  
No 16 Air Transit Section Amarda Road  
No 18 Air Transit Section Bally (Calcutta)  
Staging Post Bairagarh  
No 3 Air Transit Section Bombay  
Air Booking Centre Calcutta  
No 4 Air Transit Section Chabua (Assam)  
No 11 Air Transit Section Chittagong  
No 9 Air Transit Section - Detachment

Clifton

 
No 12 Air Transit Section Comilla  
No 22 Air Transit Section Cox's Bazaar  
No 21 Air Transit Section Digri  

RAF Station Dum Dum

   
Staging Post

RAF Dum Dum

 
No 7 Air Transit Section

RAF Dum Dum

 
No 353 Sqn - Detachment

RAF Dum Dum

Dakota
No 1 Airport Security Section RAF Dum Dum  
No 15 Meteorological Forecast Centre (Type C)

RAF Dum Dum

 
No 19 Air Transit Section Fenny  
Staging Post

Hakimpet

 
No 14 Air Transit Section Imphal  
Staging Post

Jharsaguda

 
No 69 Flying Control Section Jiwani  
No 5 Meteorological Forecast Centre (Type 'B') Jiwani  
Staging Post Jiwani  
Staging Post

Jodpur

 
No 8 Air Transit Section Karachi  
Flying Control Centre Karachi  
No 17 Air Transit Section Kharagpur  
No 9 Air Transit Section

Kunming (China)

 
No 20 Air Transit Section Khumbhirgram  
Staging Post

Lahore

 
Staging Post

Maharajpur

 
No 23 Air Transit Section

Maharajpur

 
No 54 Flying Control Section

Maharajpur

 
No 9 Transit Camp - Detachment Malir
RAF Station Mauripur    
Flying Control School RAF Mauripur  
No 21 Ferry Control RAF Mauripur  
Transit Ferry Camp RAF Mauripur  
Check and Conversion Flight RAF Mauripur  
Staging Post RAF Mauripur  
Staging Post Nagpur  
No 23 Ferry Control Nagpur  
No 229 Group New Delhi  
Staging Post New Delhi  
Static Administrative Unit RAF Palam  
No 229 Group Communication Flight RAF Palam  
No 353 Sqn RAF Palam Dakota
No 6 Air Transit Section RAF Palam  
No 63 Flying Control Section RAF Palam  
No 15 Air Transit Section

Ranchi

 
No 10 Air Transit Section

Ratmalana

 
Staging Post

Santa Cruz

 
Staging Post St Thomas Mount  
No 5 Air Transit Section St Thomas Mount  
No 9 Transit Camp Tej Bhandas
RAF Signals Unit Tezpur  
No 2 Air Transit Section Yelahanka  
Staging Post Yelahanka  

No 114 Wing

HQ - Accra, West Africa

The units under the control of this Wing are included in the listings shown under AHQ West Africa.

No 116 Wing

HQ - Hendon Hall, NW9

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No units allocated    

Source - June 1944 SD161

County names used are those in use at the time

[Command HQ | No 44 Group | No 45 Group | No 46 Group | No 216 Group | No 229 Group | No 114 Wing | No 116 Wing]

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