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Maintenance Command - January 1945


[Command HQ | No 53 Wing | No 54 Wing | No 55 Wing | No 56 Wing | No 57 Wing | No 40 Group | No 41 Group | No 42 Group | No 43 Group]

Command HQ - Andover, Hampshire

Units administered directly by Maintenance Command HQ

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 53 Wing see below  
No 54 Wing see below  
No 55 Wing see below  
No 56 Wing see below  
No 57 Wing see below  
Communication Flt RAF Andover  

 

No 53 Wing

HQ - 81 Weyhill Road, Andover, Hampshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 52 Maintenance Unit RAF Cardiff Packing Depot
No 6234 (Bomb Disposal) Flight RAF Cardiff 5132 (BD) Sqn
No 6235 (Bomb Disposal) Flight RAF Cardiff 5132 (BD) Sqn
No 215 Maintenance Unit RAF Dumfries Packing Depot, station in FTC
RAF Plant Depot Hatfield Administered by HQ Main Cmd
No 222 Maintenance Unit RAF High Ercall Packing Depot, station in Fighter Command
No 82 Maintenance Unit RAF Lichfield Packing Depot, station in Bomber Command
No 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool Newhouse by Motherwell, Lanarkshire Operational Control - Dir of Movements
No 47 Maintenance Unit RAF Sealand Packing Depot
No 6204 (Bomb Disposal) Flt (Det) RAF Sealand 5131 Sqn
No 1 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool Pleasureland, Southport Operational Control - Dir of Movements
No 76 Maintenance Unit RAF Wroughton Packing Depot

 

No 54 Wing

HQ - Derby

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 8 MT Company Box, Wiltshire Operational Control - Dir of Movements
No 2 MT Company King's College, Cambridge Operational Control - Dir of Movements
No 7 MT Company 82a Pearl Street, Roath, Cardiff Operational Control - Dir of Movements
No 6 MT Company 107 St Vincents Street, Glasgow C1 Operational Control - Dir of Movements
No 3 MT Company Igtham Operational Control - Dir of Movements
Movement Control Centre Kendal, Westmorland  
Sec of No 5 MT Com Kendal, Westmorland  
No 5 MT Company Parkside, Livingstone Drive, Sefton Place, Liverpool 17 Operational Control - Dir of Movements
No 4 MT Company 20 Langford Place, London NW8 Operational Control - Dir of Movements

No 55 Wing (Midland)

HQ - Derby

 
Location Unit Function
Barton Mills No 89 Maintenance Unit Equipment Park
Bircotes

-

Sub-Site of No 61 MU
Burtonwood

-

Master Provision Office
Cardington Station in Balloon Command Sub-site of No 25 MU
Cuckney No 66 Maintenance Unit Ground Equipment Depot
Derby No 99 Maintenance Unit MT Storage Unit
  No 54 Wing HQ  
  No 55 Wing HQ  
 

-

MT Storage and Allotments Section
 

-

Master Provision Office
East Retford No 207 Maintenance Unit Equipment Park
Handforth No 61 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Equipment Depot
 

-

Master Provision Office
Hartlebury No 25 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Equipment Depot
 

-

Master Provision Office
Kettering No 236 Maintenance Unit MT Storage Unit
Lakenheath Station in Bomber Command Sub-site of No 25 MU
Marham Station in Bomber Command Sub-site of No 25 MU
Newark No 203 Maintenance Unit Equipment Park
Norton, Sheffield No 241 Maintenance Unit MT Storage Unit
Nottingham No 227 Maintenance Unit Barrack and Clothing Depot
Roade No 72 Maintenance Unit Ground Equipment Depot
Rushden No 204 Maintenance Unit Equipment Park
Salford No 221 Maintenance Unit Barrack and Clothing Depot
Stafford No 16 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Equipment Depot
 

-

Master Provision Office
Sutton Coldfield No 216 Maintenance Unit Ground Equipment Depot

No 56 Wing (Northern)

HQ - Carlisle

 
Location Unit Function
Annan

-

Sub-site of No 14 MU
Ballymena No 217 Maintenance Unit Equipment Park
Bishopbriggs No 239 Maintenance Unit
Bolton No 68 Maintenance Unit Ground Equipment Depot
 

-

Master Provision Office
Bowlee

-

Sub-site of No 35 MU
Brigg No 209 Maintenance Unit Equipment Park
Carlisle No 14 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Equipment Depot
 

-

Master Provision Office
  No 56 Wing HQ  
Catterick

-

Sub-site of No 35 MU
Dumbarton No 62 Maintenance Unit Marine Craft Storage Unit
Dumfries No 220 Maintenance Unit Barrack and Clothing Depot
Edinburgh No 205 Maintenance Unit Equipment Park
Glencarse No 17 Maintenance Unit Equipment Park
Grangemouth

-

Sub-site of No 14 MU
Heywood No 35 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Equipment Depot

-

Master Provision Office
Holywood Station in RAFNI Sub-site of No 217 MU
Hooton Park

-

Sub-site of No 35 MU
Inverness No 79 Maintenance Unit Equipment Park
Sandysike No 69 Maintenance Unit Ground Equipment Depot
Usworth

-

Sub-site of No 14 MU
Wakefield No 230 Maintenance Unit Barrack and Clothing Depot
York No 87 Maintenance Unit Equipment Park

No 57 Wing (Southern)

HQ - Milton

 
Location Unit Function
Bibury

-

Sub-Site of No 7 MU
Bough Beech No 74 Maintenance Unit Equipment Park
Cardiff Station in No 53 Wing Sub-Site of No 214 MU
Cardiff (Llandaff)

-

Sub-Site of No 7 MU
 

-

Sub-Site of No 214 MU
Hyde Hall No 211 Maintenance Unit Equipment Park
Llandilo No 208 Maintenance Unit Equipment Park
Lyneham Station in Transport Command Sub-Site of No 7 MU
Milton No 3 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Equipment Depot
  No 57 Wing HQ  
Newport, Monmouthshire No 214 Maintenance Unit Barrack and Clothing Depot
Okehmpton No 73 Maintenance Unit Equipment Park
Quedgeley No 7 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Equipment Depot
 

-

Master Provision Office
Rhoose

-

Sub-Site of No 214 MU
Romsey No 210 Maintenance Unit Equipment Park
Shepton Mallet

-

Sub-site of No 225 MU
Tewkesbury No 238 Maintenance Unit Marine Craft Storage Unit
Warminster No 225 Maintenance Unit Ground Equipment Depot
Wembley No 212 Maintenance Unit Barrack and Clothing Depot
White City No 232 Maintenance Unit MT Storage Unit
Woodcote No 70 Maintenance Unit Ground Equipment Depot

 

No 41 (Maintenance) Group

HQ - 81 Weyhill Road, Andover, Hampshire (Operationally controlled by Ministry of Aircraft Production)

 
Location Unit Function
Aldergrove (Station in Coastal Command) No 23 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Storage Unit
Andover (Station in Fighter Command)   Misc. Aircraft Storage Centre
Aston Down (Station in Fighter Command) No 20 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Storage Unit
Brize Norton (Station in Fighter Command) No 6 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Storage Unit
Colerne (Station in Fighter Command) No 39 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Storage Unit
Cosford (Station in Technical Training Command) No 9 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Storage Unit and Aircraft Packing Section
Dumfries (Station in Flying Training Command) No 18 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Storage Unit
Edzell No 44 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Storage Unit
Hamble No 15 Ferry Pilots Pool Ferrying
Hawarden (Station in Fighter Command) No 48 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Storage Unit
  No 3 Ferry Pilots Pool Ferrying
High Ercall (Station in Fighter Command) No 29 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Storage Unit
Hullavington (Station in Flying Training Command) No 10 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Storage Unit
Kemble (Station in Transport Command) No 5 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Storage Unit
  HQ Service Ferry Pool  
Kinloss (Station in Bomber Command) No 45 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Storage Unit
Kirkbride No 12 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Storage Unit
Lichfield (Station in Bomber Command) No 51 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Storage Unit
Little Rissington (Station in Flying Training Command) No 8 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Storage Unit
Llandow (Station in Transport Command) No 38 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Storage Unit
Lossiemouth (Station in Bomber Command) No 46 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Storage Unit
Lyneham (Station in Transport Command) No 33 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Storage Unit
Prestwick (Station in Transport Command) No 4 Ferry Pilots Pool Ferrying
Ratcliffe No 6 Ferry Pilots Pool Ferrying
Ringway (Station in Fighter Command) No 14 Ferry Pilots Pool Ferrying
Shawbury (Station in Flying Training Command) No 27 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Storage Unit
Silloth (Station in Coastal Command) No 22 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Storage Unit
St Athan (Station in Technical Training Command) No 19 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Storage Unit
Sydenham No 8 Ferry Pilots Pool Ferrying
Thame (MAP Airfield) No 5 Ferry Pilots Pool Ferrying
Whitchurch No 2 Ferry Pilots Pool Ferrying
White Waltham (ATA Airfield) No 1 Ferry Pilots Pool Ferrying
  RAF Section ATA  
Wig Bay No 57 Maintenance Unit Flying Boat Storage Unit
Wroughton No 15 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Storage Unit

No 42 (Maintenance) Group

HQ - Burghfield Common, Nr Reading, Surrey

 
Location Unit Function
Aldermaston Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Alnwick   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Altrincham No 2 Maintenance Unit Ammunition Depot (Non-Explosive)
Ardrossan   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
    Filling Point (Packed Fuel)
    Tinning Factory
Ashford   Packed Fuel Storage Unit
Avonmouth   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Backford   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Barnham No 94 Maintenance Unit Air Ammunition Park
Barrow   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Barton   Oil Reserve Depot
Beeston Castle   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Belfast   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Benbecula   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Bilton   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Birkenhead   Oil Reserve Depot
Black Park No 64 Sub Unit Air Ammunition Sub-Park
Bowes Moor No 81 Maintenance Unit Ammunition Depot (Non-Explosive)
Bowling   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Bowmore   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Brafferton No 92 Maintenance Unit Ammunition Depot
Brampton   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Bridleway Gate No 243 Maintenance Unit Packed Fuel Storage Unit
Brixham   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Bromborough   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Butterton   Sub-site of No 28 MU
Caernarvon Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Campbeltown   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Chapel   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Charing   Packed Fuel Storage Unit
Charlwood No 36 Maintenance Unit Air Ammunition Park
Chichester   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Chilmark No 11 Maintenance Unit Ammunition Depot
Claydon   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Cloaksbriggs   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Reserve Depot
Cottam No 244 Maintenance Unit Air Ammunition Park
Dawley Crossing   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Dalston   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Dinton   Sub-site of No 11 MU
Dovehole (Buxton)   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Dunragit   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Ellingham   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Escrick No 80 Maintenance Unit Air Ammunition Park
  No 5 FFD Forward Filling Depot
Eynsham No 96 Maintenance Unit Air Ammunition Park
Falmouth   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Fareham   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Fauld No 21 Maintenance Unit Ammunition Depot
Fawley   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Gisburn No 219 Maintenance Unit Ammunition Depot
Gloucester   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Grangemouth   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Grange Quarry   Sub-site of No 31 MU
Hallen   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Harpur Hill No 28 Maintenance Unit Ammunition Depot
Hartington   Sub-site of No 28 MU
Hatfield No 64 Maintenance Unit Air Ammunition Park
Hethersett   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Heysham   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Hinton   Packed Fuel Storage Unit
Hockering No 231 Maintenance Unit Air Ammunition Park
Hoy   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Hunts Cross   Packed Fuel Storage Unit
Inverness   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Islip   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Kelmarsh   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Killearn   Packed Fuel Storage Unit
Kiplin No 224 Maintenance Unit Air Ammunition Park
Kirknewton No 243 Maintenance Unit Air Ammunition Park
Linley   Sub-site of No 21 MU
Lissens   Packed Fuel Storage Unit
Llanberis No 31 Maintenance Unit Ammunition Depot
  Officers' Explosive Course  
  NCOs' Explosive Course  
Llandarcy   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Llanelly   Packed Fuel Storage Unit
Longparish No 202 Maintenance Unit Ammunition Depot
  No 2 TOP Transportable Oxygen Plant
  No 3 TOP Transportable Oxygen Plant
Lords Bridge No 95 Maintenance Unit Air Ammunition Park
  No 4 FFD Forward Filling Depot
Market Stainton No 233 Maintenance Unit Air Ammunition Park
Massingham   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Mawcarse No 98 Maintenance Unit Air Ammunition Park
Micheldever   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Milford Haven   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Misterton   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Mode Wheel   Oil Reserve Depot
Mollington   Packed Fuel Storage Unit
Mountnessing   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Much Wenlock   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Newland No 59 Maintenance Unit Air Ammunition Park
Newlands   Packed Fuel Storage Unit
Norton Disney No 93 Maintenance Unit Air Ammunition Park
  No 3 FFD Forward Filling Depot
Ongar   Packed Fuel Storage Unit
Peterborough   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Plymouth   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Poole   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Preston   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Pulham No 53 Maintenance Unit Ammunition Depot (Non-Explosive)
Purton   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Redcastle No 77 Maintenance Unit Air Ammunition Park
Redmile   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Ridge   Site of No 11 MU
Rowfant   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Rowthorne No 28 Sub Unit Ammunition Sub-Depot
Saffron Walden   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Sandy Heath   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Sawbridgeworth   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Scapa Bay   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Scorton   Sub-Site of No 224 MU
Shustoke   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Snodland No 36 Sub-Unit Air Ammunition Sub-Park
Southburn No 91 Maintenance Unit Air Ammunition Park
South Harefield   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
South Witham No 100 Maintenance Unit Air Ammunition Park
Stanlow   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
    Filing Point (Packed Fuel)
    Tinning Factory
Stonesby   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Stornoway   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Stourport   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Sullom Voe   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Sumburgh   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Thetford   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Thornaby   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Thornton   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
    Filling Point (Packed Fuel)
Tiree   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Tiverton   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Turriff   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Upton   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Warley No 64 Sub Unit Air Ammunition Sub-Park
Watton   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Wervin   Aviation Fuel and Oil Reserve Depot
Wilton   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot
Wye   Aviation Fuel and Oil Distributing Depot

No 43 (Maintenance) Group

HQ - Magdalen College, Oxford (Operationally controlled by the Ministry of Aircraft Production)

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
Abingdon (Station in Bomber Command) No 43 Communication Flt Various
Barham   Sub-site of No 86 MU
Blaby No 65 Maintenance Unit Repair and Salvage Unit
  No 9 Mobile Dental Surgery Tender Type
Bynea No 78 Maintenance Unit Repair and Salvage Unit
  No 10 Mobile Dental Surgery Tender Type
Calshot (Station in Coastal Command) No 84 Maintenance Unit Marine Craft Repair Unit
Cambridge No 54 Maintenance Unit Repair and Salvage Unit
  No 3 Mobile Dental Surgery Tender Type
  No 26 Mobile Dental Surgery Tender Type
  RAF Chaplains' School Controlled by the Air Ministry
  RAF Psychological Laboratory Controlled by the Air Ministry
Cardington (Station in Balloon Command) No 26 Maintenance Unit Balloon Repair Depot
  No 9 Repairable Equipment Unit  
Carluke No 63 Maintenance Unit Repair and Salvage Unit
  No 16 Mobile Dental Surgery Tender Type
Colerne (Station in Fighter Command) No 218 Maintenance Unit Secret Installation Fitting Unit
Dumbarton No 213 Maintenance Unit Marine Craft Repair Unit
Faygate No 49 Maintenance Unit Repair and Salvage Unit
  No 6 Mobile Dental Surgery Tender Type
Felixstowe (Station in Coastal Command) No 85 Maintenance Unit Marine Craft Repair Unit
Ferryside No 97 Maintenance Unit Marine Craft Repair Unit
Henlow No 13 Maintenance Unit Repair Depot
  No 6 Repairable Equipment Unit  
  No 4 Mobile Dental Surgery Tender Type
  No 21 Mobile Dental Surgery Tender Type
  No 22 Mobile Dental Surgery Tender Type
Inverness No 56 Maintenance Unit Repair and Salvage Unit
  No 17 Mobile Dental Surgery Tender Type
  No 23 Mobile Dental Surgery Tender Type
Kidbrooke No 1 Maintenance Unit Repair Depot
  No 8 Repairable Equipment Unit  
Mallusk (Station in RAFNI) No 226 Maintenance Unit Repair and Salvage Unit
  No 19 Mobile Dental Surgery Tender Type
Meikle Ferry No 88 Maintenance Unit Marine Craft Repair Unit
Newark No 58 Maintenance Unit Repair and Salvage Unit
  No 2 Mobile Dental Surgery Tender Type
Oxford No 50 Maintenance Unit Repair and Salvage Unit
Ruislip No 4 Maintenance Unit Repair Depot
  No 7 Repairable Equipment Unit  
St Athan (Station in TTC) No 32 Maintenance Unit Repair Depot
  No 4 Repairable Equipment Unit  
Sealand No 30 Maintenance Unit Repair Depot
  No 5 Repairable Equipment Unit  
  No 12 Mobile Dental Surgery Tender Type
Shrewsbury No 34 Maintenance Unit Repair and Salvage Unit
  No 15 Mobile Dental Surgery Tender Type
Slough No 71 Maintenance Unit Repair and Salvage Unit
  No 5 Mobile Dental Surgery Tender Type
  No 18 Mobile Dental Surgery Tender Type
  No 20 Mobile Dental Surgery Tender Type
Sundridge No 86 Maintenance Unit Repair and Salvage Unit
  No 11 Mobile Dental Surgery Tender Type
  No 27 Mobile Dental Surgery Tender Type
Taunton No 67 Maintenance Unit Repair and Salvage Unit
  No 7 Mobile Dental Surgery Tender Type
  No 8 Mobile Dental Surgery Tender Type
  No 28 Mobile Dental Surgery Tender Type
  No 29 Mobile Dental Surgery Tender Type
Ternhill (Station in FTC) No 24 Maintenance Unit Repair Depot
Wilmslow No 75 Maintenance Unit Repair and Salvage Unit
  No 25 Mobile Dental Surgery Tender Type
Woolsington No 83 Maintenance Unit Repair and Salvage Unit
  No 14 Mobile Dental Surgery Tender Type
  No 24 Mobile Dental Surgery Tender Type
Wylye No 50 Maintenance Sub Unit Repair and Salvage Sub-Unit
York No 60 Maintenance Unit Repair and Salvage Unit
  No 13 Mobile Dental Surgery Tender Type

Source - SD161 (52nd Edition) - January 1945

County names used are those in use at the time

[Command HQ | No 53 Wing | No 54 Wing | No 55 Wing | No 56 Wing | No 57 Wing | No 40 Group | No 41 Group | No 42 Group | No 43 Group]

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