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Fighter Command - January 1945


[Command HQ | No 10 Group | No 11 Group | No 12 Group | No 13 Group | No 38 Group | No 60 Group | No 70 Group]

Command HQ - RAF Bentley Priory, Stanmore, Middlesex

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Speke Speke Aerodrome, Liverpool 10, Lancashire
RAF Station Tealing Tealing, Dundee, Angus
No 1 Tactical Exercise Unit RAF Tealing
RAF Station Woodvale Woodvale, nr Formby, Lancashire
RAF Station Valley Valley, Holyhead, Anglesey, North Wales
No 2 Tactical Exercise Unit Grangemouth
No 9 Group Communication Flt Salmesbury

 

No 10 Group

HQ - Rudloe Manor, Box, Chippenham, Wiltshire

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Colerne Colerne, Bath, Wiltshire Sector Station
No 10 Group Communications Flt RAF Colerne
No 1026 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Colerne  
No 264 Sqn RAF Colerne Mosquito
No 6264 Servicing Echelon RAF Colerne
No 6203 (Bomb Disposal) Flt RAF Colerne 5135 (BD) Sqn
RAF Defford   Forward Airfield, Colerne Sector
Telecommunications Flying Unit RAF Defford Various
RAF Fairwood Common nr Swansea, Glamorganshire Forward Airfield, Colerne Sector
No 11 Armament Practice Camp RAF Fairwood Common Master/Lysander/Martinet
No 18 Armament Practice Camp RAF Fairwood Common Master/Lysander/Martinet
RAF Warmwell   Forward Airfield, Colerne Sector
No 14 Armament Practice Camp RAF Warmwell Master/Lysander/Martinet
No 17 Armament Practice Camp RAF Warmwell Master/Lysander/Martinet
RAF Station Exeter Exeter Air Port, Honiton Clyst, Devon
No 275 ASR Sqn RAF Exeter Spitfire/Walrus/Sea Otter
No 26 Sqn RAF Exeter Mustang
No 6026 Servicing Echelon RAF Exeter  
No 6229 (Bomb Disposal) Flt RAF Exeter 5135 (BD) Sqn
RAF Station Bolthead Satellite airfield, RAF Exeter
RAF Station Harrowbeer C & M Party Satellite airfield, RAF Exeter
RAF Station Portreath Nancekuke, Redruth, Cornwall  
RAF Station Predannack   Forward airfield, Portreath Sector
No 1024 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Predannack  
The following RAF Regiment units were located on airfields of this group: -
No  2858 LAA Sqn RAF Portreath  
No  2749 Rifle Sqn RAF Colerne  
No  2750 Rifle Sqn RAF Portreath  
No  2786 Rifle Sqn RAF Portreath  
No  2811 Rifle Sqn RAF Portreath  
No  2814 Rifle Sqn RAF Colerne  
No  2853 Rifle Sqn RAF Portreath  
No  2878 Rifle Sqn RAF Colerne  
No  2883 Rifle Sqn RAF Portreath  

No 11 Group

HQ - Uxbridge, Middlesex

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Biggin Hill Biggin Hill, Westerham, Kent Sector Station
No 154 Sqn RAF Biggin Hill Spitfire
No 6154 Servicing Echelon RAF Biggin Hill
No 1020 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Biggin Hill
RAF Station Detling   Forward airfield, Biggin Hill Sector
No 1 Sqn RAF Detling Spitfire
No 6001 Servicing Echelon RAF Detling  
No 165 Sqn RAF Detling Spitfire
No 6165 Servicing Echelon RAF Detling  
No 1025 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Detling  
RAF Station Friston   Forward airfield, Biggin Hill Sector, no units listed
RAF Station Gatwick   Forward airfield, Biggin Hill Sector
RAF Station Redhill Redhill, Surrey Satellite airfield (Gatwick), Biggin Hill Sector
No 116 Sqn RAF Redhill Oxford
No 1 Aircraft Delivery Flt RAF Redhill  
RAF Station Hawkinge Hawkinge, nr Folkestone, Kent Forward airfield, Biggin Hill Sector
No 451 (RAAF) Sqn RAF Hawkinge Spitfire
No 6451 Servicing Echelon RAF Hawkinge  
No 611 Sqn RAF Hawkinge Spitfire
No 6611 Servicing Echelon RAF Hawkinge  
No 1009 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Hawkinge  
RAF Station Lympne   Satellite airfield, Biggin Hill Sector
No 1015 Servicing Wing HQ RAF HLympne  
RAF Station Kenley Whyteleafe, Surrey Forward airfield, Biggin Hill Sector
No 6201 (Bomb Disposal) Flt RAF Kenley 5134 Sqn
RAF Station Penshurst   Satellite airfield, Biggin Hill Sector
RAF Station Manston Manston, nr Ramsgate, Kent Forward airfield, Biggin Hill Sector
No 118 Sqn RAF Manston Spitfire
No 6118 Servicing Echelon RAF Manston
No 124 Sqn RAF Manston Spitfire
No 6124 Servicing Echelon RAF Manston
No 91 Sqn RAF Manston Spitfire
No 6091 Servicing Echelon RAF Manston
No 504 Sqn RAF Manston Spitfire
No 6504 Servicing Echelon RAF Manston
No 406 (RCAF) Sqn RAF Manston Mosquito
No 6406 Servicing Echelon RAF Manston
No 616 Sqn RAF Manston Meteor
No 6616 Servicing Echelon RAF Manston
No 1401 Meteorological Flt RAF Manston Spitfire
No 1001 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Manston
No 1006 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Manston
No 1027 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Manston
RAF Station West Malling Maidstone, Kent Forward airfield, Biggin Hill Sector.
No 5134 (Bomb Disposal) Sqn RAF West Malling  
No 6223 (Bomb Disposal) Flt RAF West Malling 5134 Sqn
RAF Station Gravesend C & M Party Satellite airfield, Biggin Hill Sector
RAF Station Middle Wallop   Sector Station
No 3501 Servicing Unit RAF Middle Wallop  
No 371 Repair and Salvage Unit RAF Middle Wallop  
RAF Station Chilbolton   Satellite airfield, Middle Wallop Sector
RAF Station Ibsley   Forward airfield, Middle Wallop Sector, no units listed
RAF Station Christchurch   Satellite airfield (Ibsley), Middle Wallop Sector, no units listed
RAF Station North Weald North Weald, Epping, Essex Sector Station
No 234 Sqn RAF North Weald Mustang
No 6234 Servicing Echelon RAF North Weald  
No 310 (Czech) Sqn RAF North Weald Spitfire
No 6310 Servicing Echelon RAF North Weald  
No 313 (Czech) Sqn RAF North Weald  
No 6313 Servicing Echelon RAF North Weald  
No 63 Sqn RAF North Weald Spitfire
No 6063 Servicing Echelon RAF North Weald  
No 1007 Servicing Wing HQ RAF North Weald  
No 6207 (Bomb Disposal) Flt RAF North Weald 5133 (BD) Sqn
RAF Station Andrews Field   Forward airfield, North Weald Sector
HQ, No 150 Wing RAF Andrews Field  
HQ, No 133 (Polish) Wing RAF Andrews Field  
No 19 Sqn RAF Andrews Field Spitfire
No 6019 Servicing Echelon RAF Andrews Field  
No 65 Sqn RAF Andrews Field Mustang
No 6065 Servicing Echelon RAF Andrews Field  
No 122 Sqn RAF Andrews Field Spitfire
No 6122 Servicing Echelon RAF Andrews Field  
No 129 Sqn RAF Andrews Field Mustang
No 6129 Servicing Echelon RAF Andrews Field  
No 306 (Polish) Sqn RAF Andrews Field Mustang
No 6306 Servicing Echelon RAF Andrews Field  
No 316 (Polish) Sqn RAF Andrews Field Mustang
No 6316 Servicing Echelon RAF Andrews Field  
RAF Station Bentwaters   Forward airfield, North Weald Sector
No 1002 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Bentwaters  
No 1010 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Bentwaters  
No 1013 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Bentwaters  
RAF Station Bradwell Bay   Forward airfield, North Weald Sector
No 64 Sqn RAF Bradwell Bay Spitfire
No 6064 Servicing Echelon RAF Bradwell Bay  
No 126 Sqn RAF Bradwell Bay Spitfire
No 6126 Servicing Echelon RAF Bradwell Bay  
No 501 Sqn RAF Bradwell Bay Tempest
No 6501 Servicing Echelon RAF Bradwell Bay  
No 312 Sqn RAF Bradwell Bay Spitfire
No 6312 Servicing Echelon RAF Bradwell Bay  
No 1011 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Bradwell Bay  
No 1021 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Bradwell Bay  
RAF Station Castle Camps   Forward airfield, North Weald Sector
No 25 Sqn RAF Castle Camps  
No 6025 Servicing Echelon RAF Castle Camps  
No 1008 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Castle Camps  
RAF Station Bottisham C & M Party Satellite airfield (Castle Camps), North Weald Sector, no units listed
RAF Station Hornchurch   Forward airfield, North Weald Sector
RAF Station Fairlop   Satellite airfield (Hornchurch), North Weald Sector, no units listed
RAF Station Hunsdon   Forward airfield, North Weald Sector
No 29 Sqn RAF Hunsdon Mosquito
No 6029 Servicing Echelon RAF Hunsdon  
No 151 Sqn RAF Hunsdon Mosquito
No 6151 Servicing Echelon RAF Hunsdon  
No 1003 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Hunsdon  
No 1018 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Hunsdon  
RAF Station Stapleford Tawney C & M Party Forward airfield, North Weald Sector
RAF Station Tangmere Tangmere, Chichester, Sussex Sector Station
No 1 Refuelling & Re-arming Party RAF Tangmere  
No 1028 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Tangmere  
RAF Station Merston   Satellite airfield (Tangmere), Tangmere Sector
RAF Station Westhampnett   Satellite airfield (Tangmere), Tangmere Sector
RAF Station Blackbushe (Hartford Bridge)   Forward airfield, Tangmere Sector, no units listed.
RAF Station Dunsfold   Forward airfield, Tangmere Sector, no units listed.
RAF Station Ford Ford, Arundel, Sussex Forward airfield, Tangmere Sector
No 456 (RAAF) Sqn RAF Ford  
No 6456 Servicing Echelon RAF Ford  
RAF Station Shoreham C & M Party Satellite airfield (Ford), Tangmere Sector
RAF Station Northolt Northolt, Ruislip, Middlesex Forward airfield, Tangmere Sector
Fighter Command Communication Sqn RAF Northolt
No 1017 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Northolt
Fighter Command Radar School RAF Northolt
     
     
No 1020 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Castle Camps  
No 55 Repair Unit RAF Hornchurch Buildings
No 6221 (Bomb Disposal) Flt RAF Hornchurch 5133 (BD) Sqn
No 488 (RNZAF) Sqn RAF Hunsdon Mosquito
No 6488 Servicing Echelon RAF Hunsdon  
No 1005 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Tangmere  
No 6222 (Bomb Disposal) Flt RAF Tangmere 5134 Sqn
No 1003 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Ford  
RAF Station Lasham   Forward airfield, Tangmere Sector, no units listed.
RAF Station Heston   Satellite airfield (Northolt), Tangmere Sector, no units listed
RAF Station Odiham Odiham, Hampshire Forward airfield, Tangmere Sector
No 604 Sqn RAF Odiham Mosquito
No 6604 Servicing Echelon RAF Odiham  
No 1019 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Odiham  
Advanced Landing Ground: -    
Chailey    
Coolham    
Deanland    
Lashenden    
Selsey
Staplehurst    
Swingfield    
The following RAF Regiment units were located on airfields of this group: -
No  2702 LAA Sqn RAF Gatwick  
No  2704 LAA Sqn RAF Tangmere  
No  2707 LAA Sqn RAF Lympne  
No  2709 LAA Sqn RAF Hawkinge  
No  2720 LAA Sqn RAF Manston  
No  2723 LAA Sqn RAF Merston  
No  2727 LAA Sqn RAF Stapleford Tawney  
No  2758 LAA Sqn RAF Ford  
No  2762 LAA Sqn RAF Friston  
No  2766 LAA Sqn RAF West Malling  
No  2767 LAA Sqn RAF Merston  
No  2769 LAA Sqn RAF Detling  
No  2795 LAA Sqn RAF Manston  
No  2797 LAA Sqn RAF West Malling  
No  2803 LAA Sqn RAF Merston  
No  2813 LAA Sqn RAF Tangmere  
No  2828 LAA Sqn RAF Ford  
No  2839 LAA Sqn RAF Stapleford Tawney  
No  2840 LAA Sqn RAF Bradwell Bay  
No  2847 LAA Sqn RAF West Malling  
This group controlled the following Airfield Construction Units: -
No  5351 Airfield Construction Wing comprising: - St Albans
No  5003 Airfield Construction Sqn comprising Pinner
No 4629 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4645 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4646 Airfield Construction Flt  
No 4647 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4648 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4649 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4650 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4651 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4652 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4653 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4724 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 5507 Artisan Flt    
No 5508 Artisan Flt    
No 5509 Artisan Flt    
No  5004 Airfield Construction Sqn comprising West Malling
No 4656 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4657 Airfield Construction Flt  
No 4658 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4659 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4660 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4661 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4663 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4664 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4665 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4666 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4841 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 5510 Artisan Flt    
No 5511 Artisan Flt    
No 5512 Artisan Flt    
No  5011 Airfield Construction Sqn comprising West Malling
No 4741 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4742 Airfield Construction Flt  
No 4744 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4745 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4746 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4748 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4749 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4750 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4751 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4757 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4843 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 5531 Artisan Flt    
No 5532 Artisan Flt    
No 5533 Artisan Flt    
No  5015 Airfield Construction Sqn comprising Abingdon
No 4714 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4723 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4790 Airfield Construction Flt  
No 4791 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4792 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4793 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4794 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4795 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4796 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4797 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4798 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 5546 Artisan Flt    
No 5547 Artisan Flt    
No 5548 Artisan Flt    
No  5201 Plant Sqn Hatfield

No 12 Group

HQ - Watnall, Nottinghamshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Church Fenton Church Fenton, nr Tadcaster, West Yorkshire Sector Station
No 307 (Polish) Sqn RAF Church Fenton  
No 6307 Servicing Echelon RAF Church Fenton  
No 1022 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Church Fenton  
No 6236 (Bomb Disposal) Flight RAF Church Fenton 5131 (BD) Sqn
No 6237 (Bomb Disposal) Flight RAF Church Fenton 5131 (BD) Sqn
RAF Station Hutton Cranswick Hutton Cranswick, Driffield, East Yorkshire Forward airfield, Church Fenton Sector, no units listed
RAF Station Woodvale    
RAF Station York    
No 4 Aircraft Delivery Unit RAF York Forward airfield, Church Fenton Sector
RAF Station Coltishall Scottow, Norwich, Norfolk Sector Station
No 303 (Polish) Sqn RAF Coltishall Spitfire
No 6303 Servicing Echelon RAF Coltishall  
No 125 Sqn RAF Coltishall Beaufighter
No 6125 Servicing Echelon RAF Coltishall  
No 68 Sqn RAF Coltishall Mosquito
No 6068 Servicing Echelon RAF Coltishall  
No 229 Sqn RAF Coltishall Spitfire
No 6229 Servicing Echelon RAF Coltishall  
No 1004 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Coltishall  
No 1016 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Coltishall  
No 6218 (Bomb Disposal) Flt RAF Coltishall 5133 (BD) Sqn
RAF Station Matlask   Satellite airfield (Coltishall), Coltishall Sector.
No 453 (RAAF) Sqn RAF Matlask Spitfire
No 6453 Servicing Echelon RAF Matlask  
No 602 Sqn RAF Matlask Spitfire
No 6080 Servicing Echelon RAF Matlask  
No 1005 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Matlask  
RAF Station Swanton Morley   Forward airfield, Coltishall Sector, no units listed.
RAF Station Digby Digby, Lincolnshire Sector Station, C & M Party
No 1023 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Digby  
C & M Party RAF Digby  
No 6212 (Bomb Disposal) Flt RAF Digby 5132 Sqn
No 6215 (Bomb Disposal) Flt RAF Digby 5132 Sqn
RAF Station Wittering Wittering, Peterborough, Northamptonshire Forward airfield, Digby Sector
Central Fighter Establishment RAF Wittering Various
No 6208 (Bomb Disposal) Flt RAF Wittering 5132 Sqn
RAF Station Collyweston   Satellite airfield (Wittering), Digby Sector
Gunnery Research Unit RAF Collyweston  
RAF Station Newcastle Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland Sector Operations Room only
RAF Station Acklington Acklington, Morpeth, Northumberland Forward airfield, Newcastle Sector, no units listed.
RAF Station Catterick Catterick, North Yorkshire Forward airfield, Newcastle Sector, no units listed.
RAF Station Hucknall Hucknall, Nottinghamshire Station in FTC
No 12 Group Communication Flt RAF Hucknell Various
RAF Station Martlesham Heath Martlesham Heath, Suffolk Station allocated to USAAF
No 278 ASR Sqn RAF Martlesham Heath Spitfire/Walrus/Sea Otter
No 12 Group also controlled the following non-operational units: -  
RAF Station Aston Down    
No 3 Tactical Exercise Unit RAF Aston Down Hurricane
RAF Station Chedworth   Satellite airfield (Aston Down)
RAF Station Barton Hall    
No 4 Instructors School (EVT) RAF Barton Hall  
RAF Station Charter Hall    
No 54 OTU RAF Charter Hall Beaufort/Beaufighter
RAF Station Winfield   Satellite airfield (Charter Hall)
RAF Station Cranfield    
No 51 OTU RAF Cranfield Beaufighter/Mosquito/Havoc
No 371 Repair and Salvage Unit RAF Cranfield
AI Conversion Unit RAF Cranfield Beaufighter
RAF Station Twinwood Farm   Satellite airfield (Cranfield)
RAF Station Eshott    
No 57 OTU RAF Eshott Spitfire
RAF Station Boulmer   Satellite airfield (Eshott)
RAF Station Harwell    
No 13 OTU RAF Harwell Various
No 5135 (Bomb Disposal) Sqn RAF Harwell  
No 6226 (Bomb Disposal) Flt RAF Harwell 5135 Sqn
RAF Station Bicester   Satellite airfield (Harwell)
RAF Station Finmere   Satellite airfield (Harwell)
RAF Station Hampstead Norris   Satellite airfield (Harwell)
RAF Station Hawarden    
No 41 OTU RAF Hawarden Mustang/Harvard
RAF Station Poulton   Satellite airfield (Hawarden)
RAF Station High Ercall    
No 60 OTU RAF High Ercall Mosquito
RAF Station Kirton-in-Lindsey    
No 53 OTU RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey Spitfire
RAF Station Hibaldstow   Satellite airfield (Kirton-in-Lindsey)
RAF Station Llanbedr    
No 12 Armament Practice Camp RAF Llanbedr  
No 13 Armament Practice Camp RAF Llanbedr  
No 2882 LAA Sqn, RAF Regiment RAF Llanbedr
No 2894 LAA Sqn, RAF Regiment RAF Llanbedr
RAF Station Milfield   No units listed
RAF Station Brunton   Satellite airfield (Milfield)
RAF Station Ouston    
No 62 OTU RAF Ouston Anson
RAF Station Rednal    
No 61 OTU RAF Rednal Spitfire
RAF Station Montford Bridge   Satellite airfield (Rednal)
The following RAF Regiment units were located on airfields of this group: -
No  2718 LAA Sqn RAF Acklington  
No  2733 LAA Sqn RAF Kirton-in-Lindsay  
No  2738 LAA Sqn RAF Acklington  
No  2741 LAA Sqn RAF Acklington  
No  2765 LAA Sqn RAF Acklington  
No  2805 LAA Sqn RAF Hutton Cranswick  
No  2891 LAA Sqn RAF Kirton in Lindsay  

No 13 Group

HQ - Inverness

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Kirkwall   Sector Operations Room only
RAF Station Castletown   Forward airfield, Kirkwall Sector, no units listed.
RAF Station Skeabrae   Forward airfield, Kirkwall Sector.
No 441 (RCAF) Sqn RAF Skeabrae Spitfire
No 6441 Servicing Echelon RAF Skeabrae  
No 1029 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Skeabrae  
RAF Station Lerwick   Sector Operations Room only
RAF Station Inverness   Forward airfield, Lerwick Sector.
No 13 Group Communication Flt RAF Inverness  
RAF Station Turnhouse Edinburgh 12, Midlothian  
No 1012 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Turnhouse  
RAF Station Macmerry C & M Party Satellite airfield (Turnhouse), Turnhouse Sector.
No 2737 (Rifle) Sqn, RAF Regiment RAF Macmerry  
No  2830 (Rifle) Sqn, RAF Regiment RAF Macmerry  
No  2894 (Rifle) Sqn, RAF Regiment RAF Macmerry  
No 5130 (Bomb Disposal) Sqn RAF Macmerry  
No 6202 (Bomb Disposal) Flt (Main) RAF Macmerry 5130 Sqn
RAF Station Drem Gullane Drem, East Lothian Forward airfield, Turnhouse Sector.
No 1030 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Drem  
RAF Station Peterhead   Forward airfield, Turnhouse Sector.
No 315 (Polish) Sqn RAF Peterhead Mustang
No 6315 Servicing Echelon RAF Peterhead  
No 1014 Servicing Wing HQ RAF Peterhead  
This group controlled the following Airfield Construction Units: -
No  5016 Airfield Construction Sqn comprising Edinburgh
No 4803 Airfield Construction Flt    
No 4804 Airfield Construction Flt  
No 5549 Artisan Flt    
No 5550 Artisan Flt    

No 38 Group

HQ - Marks Hall, Earls Colne, Essex

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Ashbourne    
No 42 OTU RAF Ashbourne Blenheim/Whitley/Anson
RAF Station Darley Moor Satellite airfield (Ashbourne)
RAF Station Broadwell   Station in Transport Command
No 9 (Horsa) Glider Servicing Echelon RAF Broadwell
No 10 (Horsa) Glider Servicing Echelon RAF Broadwell
RAF Station Blakehill Farm   Station in Transport Command
No 11 (Horsa) Glider Servicing Echelon RAF Blakehill Farm
No 16 (Horsa) Glider Servicing Echelon RAF Blakehill Farm
RAF Station Earls Colne   Oxford
No 38 Communication Flt RAF Earls Colne
No 296 Sqn RAF Earls Colne Halifax
No 6296 Servicing Echelon RAF Earls Colne  
No 297 Sqn RAF Earls Colne Halifax
No 6297 Servicing Echelon RAF Earls Colne  
No 7 (Horsa) Glider Servicing Echelon RAF Earls Colne
No 8 (Horsa) Glider Servicing Echelon RAF Earls Colne
RAF Station Great Dunmow    
No 190 Sqn RAF Great Dunmow
No 6190 Servicing Echelon RAF Great Dunmow  

No 620 Sqn

RAF Great Dunmow
No 6620 Servicing Echelon RAF Great Dunmow  
No 3 (Horsa) Glider Servicing Unit RAF Great Dunmow
No 4 (Horsa) Glider Servicing Unit RAF Great Dunmow

Operational and Refresher Training Unit

RAF Great Dunmow
RAF Station Netheravon    
No 1 Heavy Glider Conversion  Unit RAF Netheravon
No 12 (Horsa) Glider Servicing Echelon RAF Netheravon
No 13 (Horsa) Glider Servicing Echelon RAF Netheravon
No 1 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit RAF Netheravon
No 4 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit RAF Netheravon
No 6 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit RAF Netheravon
No 7 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit RAF Netheravon
No 38 Group Parachute Maintenance and Servicing Unit RAF Netheravon
RAF Station Shrewton Satellite airfield (Netheravon)
RAF Station Thruxton Satellite airfield (Netheravon)

RAF Station Ringway

No 1 Parachute Training School RAF Ringway Various

RAF Station Rivenhall

No 295 Sqn RAF Rivenhall Stirling
No 6295 Servicing Echelon RAF Rivenhall  
No 570 Sqn RAF Rivenhall Stirling
No 6570 Servicing Echelon RAF Rivenhall  
No 1677 (Target Towing) Flt RAF Rivenhall Martinet
No 5 (Horsa) Glider Servicing Echelon RAF Rivenhall
No 6 (Horsa) Glider Servicing Echelon RAF Rivenhall
RAF Station Tarrant Rushton
No 298 Sqn RAF Tarrant Rushton Halifax
No 6298 Servicing Echelon RAF Tarrant Rushton  
No 644 Sqn RAF Tarrant Rushton Halifax
No 6644 Servicing Echelon RAF Tarrant Rushton  
No 14 (Hamilcar) Glider Servicing Echelon RAF Tarrant Rushton
No 15 (Hamilcar) Glider Servicing Echelon RAF Tarrant Rushton
RAF Station Tilstock
No 1665 Conversion Unit RAF Tilstock Stirling/Halifax
RAF Station Sleap Satellite airfield (Tilstock)

No 81 OTU

RAF Sleap Whitley
RAF Station Wethersfield

No 196 Sqn

RAF Wethersfield Stirling
No 6196 Servicing Echelon RAF Wethersfield  
No 299 Sqn RAF Wethersfield Stirling
No 6299 Servicing Echelon RAF Wethersfield  
No 1 (Horsa) Glider Servicing Unit RAF Wethersfield
No 2 (Horsa) Glider Servicing Unit RAF Wethersfield

No 60 (Signals) Group

HQ - 'Oxenden', Plantation Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Unit Location/Address Notes
No 2 Installation Unit RAF Kidbrooke  
RAF Station Longcross    
RAF Station Malvern    
RAF Station Renscombe Down    
No 21 Signals Training Unit RAF Renscombe Down  
RAF Station Hampton Gorse    
No 70 (Signals) Wing Bunchrew House, Inverness  
No 73 (Signals) Wing Boston Spa, West Yorkshire  
No 75 (Signals) Wing Broadstairs, Kent  
No 78 (Signals) Wing Holne Park, Ashburton, Newton Abbot, Devon  
Units Controlled by No 70 (Signals) Wing: -  
Equipment Section Loth, Sutherland  
No 70 (Signals) Wing Detachment RAF Greyfriars  
No 70 (Signals) Wing Equipment Detachment Paisley  
No 72 (Signals) Wing Attached to No 85 Group  
No 526 (Calibration) Sqn Longmans, Inverness  
No 60 Group Radar Navigational Aids School Cambridge  
and the following radar stations: -    
Anstruther, Fife Barrapoll, Isle of Tiree (C & M) Ben Hough, Isle of Tiree
Borve Castle, Benbecula Brennish, Isle of Lewis Broad Bay, Isle of Lewis
Burifa Hill, Thurso Clett, Whalsay, Shetlands Cockburnspath, Berwickshire
Cocklaw, Peterhead Crannock Hill, Banff Crustan, Orkneys
Deerness, Orkneys Dirleton, East Lothian (Drem) Doonies Hill, Gregness, Aberdeen
Douglas Wood, Monikie, Angus Drone Hill, Berwickshire Dunnet Head, Thurso
Eorodale, Isle of Lewis Fair Isle, Shetlands (N) Fair Isle North, Shetlands (N)
Fair Isle South, Shetlands (N) Greian Hill, Barra Grutness, Shetlands
Hillhead, Fraserburgh Islivick, Isle of Lewis Kilchiaran, Islay
Lamberton Moor, Berwickshire Loth, Sutherland (C & M) Netherbutton, Holm, Orkneys
North Cairn, Stranraer Noss Hill, Shetlands Port Errol, Aberdeenshire
Rosehearty, Aberdeenshire Russland, Orkneys (Skeabrae) St Cyrus, Kincardineshire
Saligo, Islay Singo, Lairg, Sutherland Saxa Vord, Shetlands (N)
School Hill, Portlethan, Aberdeen Scousburgh, Shetlands Scaw, Unst, Shetlands
South Ronaldsay, Orkneys Tinniach, Wick, Caithness Ulbster, Caithness
Watsness, Walls, Shetlands Whale Head, Sanday, Orkneys Windyhead, Aberdeen
Ballinderry, Co Tyrone (Nutts Corner) Ballydonaghy, Co Tyrone Ballymartin, Co Down (C & M)
Ballywoodan, Co Down (Bishops Court) Castlerock, Co Derry Crossmaglen, Co Armagh
Downhill, Co Derry Glenarm, Co Antrim Greystone, Co Down
Kilkeel, Co Down (C & M) Lisnaskea, Enniskillen Roddans Port, C Down
Units Controlled by No 73 (Signals) Wing: -  
No 73 (Signals) Wing Detachment Cambridge  
No 73 (Signals) Wing Detachment Rhuddlan  
No 527 (Calibration) Sqn RAF Digby Station in No 12 Group
and the following radar stations: -    
Bamburgh, Northumberland Bard Hill. Salthouse, Holt, Norfolk Barkway, Royston Hertfordshire
Bempton, East Yorkshire Benacre, Lowestoft, Suffolk Cleadon, South Shields, Durham
Clee Hill, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire Comberton, Pershore, Worcestershire (C & M) Cregneish, Isle of Man
Cresswell, Morpeth, Northumberland Dalby, Isle of Man Danby Beacon, North Yorkshire
Daventry, Northamptonshire Dimlington Highland, Hull, East Yorkshire Goldsborough, Whitby, North Yorkshire
Great Ormes Head, Llandudno Hack Green, Nantwich, Cheshire (C & M) Happisburgh, Norwich
Happisburgh (GCI) (No 73 Wing) Hawcoat, Barrow in Furness Hopton, Yarmouth
Humberston, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire Kinley Hill, Dawdown, Seaham Harbour, Co Durham Langtoft, Peterborough (Wittering) (C & M)
†Neatishead, Wrexham, Norfolk (Wittering) Nevin, Caernarvonshire †Northstead, Northumberlad (Acklington)
†Orby, Skegness (Skegness) †Patrington, Hull, East Yorkshire (Hutton Cranswick) Pen y Bryn, Llyn
Prestatyn, Flintshire (C & M) Ravenscar, North Yorkshire Rhuddlan, Flintshire
Seaton Snook, Durham (Thornaby) Skendleby, Spilsby, Lincolnshire South Stack, Anglesey (C & M)
Staxton Wold, Scarborough Stenigot, Louth, Lincolnshire Stoke Holy Cross, Swainsthorpe, Norwich
Trewan Sands, Anglesey (Valley) Trimmingham, Norfolk West Beckham, Holt, Norfolk
Winterton, Greta Yarmouth, Norfolk Wylfa, Anglesey (C & M)
Units Controlled by No 75 (Signals) Wing: -  
No 75 Wing Equipment Section Tonbridge, Kent
No 529 Sqn RAF Henley Station in FTC
and the following radar stations: -    
Bawdsey, Woodbridge, Suffolk Beachy Head, Sussex Bembridge, Isle of Wight
Black Gang, Isle of Wight (Tangmere) Boniface Down, Ventnor, Isle of Wight Canewdon, Rochford, Essex
Dengie, Essex Dunkirk, Faversham, Kent Dunwich, Saxmundham, Suffolk
Durrington, West Worthing (Ford) Dymchurch, Newchurch, Kent †East Hill, Dunstable (Halton)
Fairlight, Hastings †Foreness, Cliftonville, (Manston) Gibbett Hill, Hindhead
Grangewood, Hastings Great Bromley, Colchester Greyfriars, Suffolk
Hawkshill Down, Walmer High Street, Darsham, Suffolk Hythe, Kent (Hornchurch)
Needles, Isle of Wight North Foreland, Kent Pevensey, Sussex
Poling, Sussex Rye, Isle of Wight St Lawrence, Isle of Wight
St Margarets Bay, Dover †Sandwich, Kent (Manston) Swingate, Dover
Thorpeness, Felixstowe †Trimley Heath (Martlesham) Truleigh Hill, Shoreham, Sussex
Ventnor, Isle of Wight Walton, Walton on the Naze, Essex †Wartling, Pevensey (Friston)
Whitstable, Kent
Units Controlled by No 78 (Signals) Wing: -  
No 78 Wing Equipment Detachment Haycastle Cross, Pembrokeshire
and the following radar stations: -    
Beer Head, Seaton Bolt Tail, Kingsbridge, Devon Brandy Bay, Dorset
Branscombe, Salcombe Sands Bullbarrow Hill, Dorset Carn Brae, Sennen
Downderry, Cornwall Dry Tree, Helston, Cornwall Dunderhole Point, North Cornwall
Exminster, Exeter (Exeter) Flat Point, Somerset Folly, Pembrokeshire (C & M)
Hartland Point, Devon Hayscastle Cross, Pembrokeshire Hope Cove, Salcolmbe, Devon (Exeter)
Kete, Pembrokeshire Kingswear, Devon Long Load, Somerset (Weston Zoyland)
Marks Castle, Land's End Newford, Scilly Isles (Portreath) Northam, Devon (C & M)
Penolver, Lizard, Cornwall Chapel Rame, Tor Point, Cornwall Rame Head, Tor Point, Cornwall
Rhossili Bay, Glamorgan Ringstead, Dorset Ripperston, Pembrokeshire (Talbenny)
St Agnes Beacon, Newquay St Davids Head, Pembrokeshire St Twynells (C & M)
Sennen, Cornwall Sharpitor, Yelverton, Devon Sopley, Christchurch, Hampshire (Holmsley South)
Southbourne, Bournemouth Start Point, Devon Strumble Head, Fisguard
The Jacka, Truro, Cornwall The Verne, Portland, Dorset Tilly Whim, Swanage
Trelanvean, Cornwall (Predannack) Trerew, Newquay Trevose Head, Newquay
Warren, Pembrokeshire Westcliff, Portland Dorset West Prawle, Devon
Worth Matravers, Swanage †Wrafton, Braunton, Devon (Chivenor)
The following RAF Regiment units were located on airfields of this group: -
No  2725 LAA Sqn RAF West Prawle  
No  2732 LAA Sqn RAF Brandy Bay  
No  2752 LAA Sqn RAF Swingate  
No  2779 LAA Sqn Branscombe  
No  2783 LAA Sqn RAF Ringstead  
No  2787 LAA Sqn RAF Tilly Whim  
No  2801 LAA Sqn RAF Ventnor  
No  2947 LAA Sqn RAF Truleigh Hill  
No  2948 LAA Sqn RAF Gibbet Hill  
No  2950 LAA Sqn RAF West Beckham  
No  2951 LAA Sqn RAF Dry Tree  

Stations marked † are under the relevant Wing for technical maintenance but administered by the station shown in brackets.

Stations marked (N) are operated by the Admiralty

No 70 (Training) Group

HQ - Farnborough, Hampshire

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Aberporth    
No 595 (AAC) Sqn RAF Aberporth Martinet/Vengence/Hurricane/Spitfire
RAF Station Andover
No 664 (RCAF) Sqn RAF Andover Auster
No 43 OTU RAF Andover Auster
No 6227 (Bomb Disposal) Flt RAF Andover 5135 (BD) Sqn
RAF Station Ramsbury C & M Party Satellite airfield (Andover)
RAF Station Bircham Newton   Station in Coastal Command
No 695 (AAC) Sqn RAF Bircham Newton Martinet/Vengence/Hurricane
RAF Station Bodorgan    
No 1606 (AAC) Flt RAF Bodorgan Various
No 3506 (AAC) Servicing Unit RAF Bodorgan
RAF Station Cark   Station in FTC
No 650 (AAC) Sqn RAF Cark Martinet/Vengence/Hurricane
RAF Station Castle Bromwich C & M Party
No 577 (AAC) Sqn RAF Castle Bromwich Hurricane/Oxford
No 3507 Servicing Unit RAF Castle Bromwich
RAF Station Cleave
No 639 (AAC) Sqn RAF Cleave Martinet/Vengence/Hurricane
RAF Station Farnborough   Station in TTC
No 70 Group Communications Flt RAF Farnborough Various
RAF Station Gatwick   Station in No 11 Group
No 287 (AAC) Sqn RAF Gatwick Tempest/Spitfire/Oxford
RAF Station Gosport   Station in Coastal Command
No 667 (AAC) Sqn RAF Gosport Various
RAF Station Hornchurch   Station in No 11 Group
No 567 (AAC) Sqn RAF Hornchurch Martinet/Vengence/Hurricane
RAF Station Hutton Cranswick   Station in No 12 Group
No 291 (AAC) Sqn RAF Hutton Cranswick Martinet/Vengence/Hurricane
RAF Station Ipswich
No 679 (AAC) Sqn RAF Ipswich Martinet/Vengence/Hurricane
RAF Station Manorbier
Pilotless Aircraft Unit RAF Manorbier Queen Bee
RAF Station Old Sarum
RAF School of Air Support RAF Old Sarum Various
RAF Station Oatlands Hill C & M Party Satellite airfield (Old Sarum)
RAF Station Peterhead   Station in No 13 Group
No 598 (AAC) Sqn RAF Peterhead
RAF Station Roborough   Station in Coastal Command
No 691 (AAC) Sqn RAF Roborough Martinet/Vengence/Hurricane
RAF Station Towyn
No 631 (AAC) Sqn RAF Towyn Martinet/Vengence/Hurricane
RAF Station Turnhouse   Station in No 13 Group
No 289 (AAC) Sqn RAF Turnhouse Hurricane/Oxford
No 3508 Servicing Unit RAF Turnhouse
RAF Station Weston Zoyland
No 286 (AAC) Sqn RAF Weston Zoyland Hurricane/Oxford
No 587 (AAC) Sqn RAF Weston Zoyland Martinet/Vengence/Hurricane
No 2 Cylinder Block Servicing Unit RAF Weston Zoyland
No 3505 Servicing Unit RAF Weston Zoyland
RAF Station Upottery C & M Party Satellite airfield (Weston Zoyland)
RAF Station Woodvale   Station in No 12 Group
No 285 Sqn RAF Woodvale Oxford/Hurricane

Source - SD161 (52st Edition) - January 1945

County names used are those in use at the time

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