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Personnel Listings from (Confidential) Air Force Lists

Listings of personnel (Officers) serving with the Air Ministry/MoD(Air): -

  • Air Ministry
    • 1918
    • 1919
    • 1920-1924
    • 1925-1929
    • 1930-1933
    • 1934-1936
    • Jul 1937
    • Jul 1938
    • Jan 1939
    • Sep 1939
    • Dec 1939
    • Apr 1940
    • Aug 1940 - Departmental Chart | Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Air Member for Training | Other Departments |
    • Jul 1941 - Departmental Chart | Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Air Member for Training | Other Departments |
    • Jul 1942 - Departmental Chart | Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Air Member for Training | Other Departments |
    • Jul 1943 - Departmental Chart | Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Air Member for Training | Other Departments |
    • Jul 1944 - Departmental Chart | Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Air Member for Training | Other Departments |
    • Jul 1945 - Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Air Member for Training | Other Departments |
    • Apr 1946 - - Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Air Member for Training | Other Departments |
    • Jul 1947 - Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Air Member for Technical Services | Other Departments |
    • Jul 1948 - Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Air Member for Technical Services | Other Departments |
    • Apr 1949 - Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Air Member for Technical Services | Other Departments |
    • 1950 - Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Air Member for Technical Services | Other Departments |
    • 1951 - Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Air Member for Technical Services | Other Departments |
    • 1952 - Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Air Member for Technical Services | Other Departments |
    • 1953 - Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Air Member for Technical Services | Other Departments |
    • 1954 - Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Air Member for Technical Services | Other Departments |
    • 1955 - Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Air Member for Technical Services | Other Departments |
    • 1956 - Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Air Member for Technical Services | Other Departments |
    • 1957 - Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Air Member for Technical Services | Other Departments |
    • 1958 - Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Air Member for Technical Services | Other Departments |
    • 1959 - Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Air Member for Technical Services | Other Departments |
    • 1960 - Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Air Member for Technical Services | Other Departments |
    • 1961 - Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Air Member for Technical Services | Other Departments |
    • 1962 - Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Air Member for Technical Services | Other Departments |
    • 1963 - Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Air Member for Technical Services | Other Departments |
    • Inspector-General of the RAF

 

  • Ministry of Defence/Air Force Board
    • 1964 - Defence Staff | Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Other Departments |
    • 1965 - Defence Staff | Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Other Departments |
    • 1966 - Defence Staff | Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Other Departments |
    • 1967 - Defence Staff | Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Other Departments |
    • 1968 - Defence Staff | Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Other Departments |
    • 1968 - Defence Staff | Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Other Departments |
    • 1969 - not yet available
    • 1970 - Defence Staff | Chief of the Air Staff | Air Member for Personnel | Air Member for Supply and Organisation | Other Departments |
    • 1971-1979 - not yet available
    • 1980-1989 - not yet available
    • 1990-1999 - not yet available
    • 2000-2008 - not yet available

Listings of personnel (Officers) serving at: -

  • RAF Element of Joint Force/Multi-national Commands
    • Standing Group, Washington
    • RAF Delegation/British Joint Services Mission (USA)/British Defence Staffs (USA)
    • Supreme HQ Allied Powers Europe
    • Allied Air Forces Central Europe
    • Allied Forces Central Europe
    • HQ 2nd Allied Tactical Air Force
    • Air Forces Western Europe
    • Allied Forces Northern Europe
    • Allied Air Forces Northern Europe
    • Allied Forces Southern Europe
    • Allied Air Forces Southern Europe
    • Allied Forces Mediterranean/HQ NAVSOUTH
    • HQ Supreme Commander Atlantic
    • Commander-in-Chief, Eastern Atlantic Area
    • Air Commander-in-Chief/Commander Maritime Air, Eastern Atlantic Area/HQ Allied Maritime Air Commander-in-Chief/Commander Maritime Air, Channel Command
    • Commander Maritime Air, Channel Command
    • HQ Central Treaty Organisation
    • HQ Combined Military Planning Staff (CENTO)
    • HQ British Forces Gulf
    • HQ Far East Command
    • Officer of the UK Representative Military Committee, NATO
    • Commander Maritime Air, Gibraltar
    • Allied Forces Baltic Approaches
    • Allied Air Forces Baltic Approaches
    • HQ 6th Allied Tactical Air Force
    • South East Asia Treaty Organisation
    • UK Delegation to United Nations

     

  • Commands
    • HQ South-Eastern Area
    • HQ South-Western Area
    • HQ Midland Area
    • HQ North-Eastern Area
    • HQ North-Western Area
    • HQ Northern Area
    • HQ Southern Area
    • HQ Coastal Area
    • HQ RAF Cranwell
    • HQ No 11 (Irish) Group
    • HQ RAF Halton
    • Inland Area
    • No 11 (Irish) Wing
    • RAF Ireland
    • France and Flanders
    • HQ South Russia
    • Middle East Area
    • RAF Middle East/Middle East Command | 1922 - 1939 | 1940 - 1945 |
    • RAF Mediterranean and Middle East
    • Indian Group
    • RAF India/Air Forces in India
    • Mediterranean District/Group
    • RAF Mediterranean
    • RAF Iraq
    • Iraq Command/British Forces in Iraq 1923 - 1939
    • British Forces in Iraq/AHQ Iraq and Persia/AHQ Iraq 1940+
    • Palestine Command
    • Air Defences of Great Britain
    • Special Reserve and Auxiliary Air Force
    • RAF China
    • RAF Shanghai
    • Aden Command/British Forces in Aden
    • Far East Command/RAF Far East
    • Bomber Command | 1937 - 1939 | 1940 - 1945 | 1946 + |
    • Fighter Command | 1937 - 1939 | 1940 - 1945 | 1946 + |
    • Coastal Command | 1936 - 1939 | 1940 - 1945 | 1946 + |
    • Training Command | 1936 - 1939 |
    • Maintenance Command | 1938 - 1939 | 1940 - 1945 | 1946 + |
    • Balloon Command
    • British Forces in Palestine and Trans-Jordan
    • Reserve Command | 1939 |
    • Flying Training Command | 1940 - 1945 | 1946 + |
    • Technical Training Command | 1940 - 1945 | 1946 + |
    • Army Co-operation Command
    • RAF in Northern Ireland
    • AHQ Western Desert/Desert Air Force
    • AHQ Egypt
    • AHQ Air Defence Eastern Mediterranean
    • AHQ Eastern Mediterranean
    • AHQ Levant
    • AHQ Malta
    • AHQ West Africa
    • Ferry Command
    • Allied Expeditionary Air Force
    • 2nd Tactical Air Force | 1943 - 1945 |
    • RAF Gibraltar
    • RAF Iceland
    • Transport Command | 1943 - 1945 | 1946 + |
    • Mediterranean Air Command
    • RAF Mediterranean and Middle East
    • AHQ East Africa
    • North-West African Air Forces
    • North-West African/Mediterranean Allied Tactical Air Force
    • North-West African/Mediterranean Allied Strategical Air Force
    • North-West African/Mediterranean Allied Coastal Air Force
    • Mediterranean Allied Air Forces
    • Supreme HQ Allied Expeditionary Force (Air)
    • HQ RAF France and Flanders
    • Middle East Area
    • HQ India
    • RAF Middle East | 1922 - 1939 | 1940 - 1945 |
    • RAF India
    • Mediterranean District/Group
    • RAF Mediterranean
    • RAF Iraq
    • Iraq Command/British Forces in Iraq
    • Palestine Command
    • RAF China
    • RAF Shanghai
    • Aden Command/British Forces in Aden
    • Far East Command/RAF Far East
    • British Forces in Palestine and Trans-Jordan
    • British Air Forces of Occupation/2nd Tactical Air Force
    • RAF Austria
    • RAF Italy
    • Supreme HQ, South East Asia
    • AHQ Ceylon
    • British Commonwealth Air Forces, Japan
    • Air Command Far East/Far East Air Force
    • RAF Hong Kong/AHQ Hong Kong
    • AHQ Malaya
    • Signals Command
    • Air Forces Arabian Peninsula
    • RAF Germany
    • British Forces Arabian Peninsula/HQ Middle East Command
    • Combined Operations/Amphibious Warfare HQ/Joint Warfare Staff
    • Near East Air Force
    • HQ British Forces (Cyprus)
    • Strike Command
    • Home Command
  • Groups
    • Indian Group
    • No 1 Group | No 1 Air Defence Group | No 1 (Indian) Group | No 1 (Bomber) Group | No 2 (Bomber) Group | No 2 (Indian) Group | No 3 Group | No 4 (Bomber/Transport) Group | No 5 (Bomber) Group | No 6 Group | No 7 Group | No 8 (Bomber) Group | No 9 (Fighter) Group|
    • No 10 Group | No 11 (Fighter) Group | No 12 (Fighter) Group | No 13 (Fighter) Group | No 14 (Fighter) Group | No 15 (Reconnaissance) Group | No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group | No 17 (Training) Group | No 18 (Reconnaissance) Group | No 19 (Reconnaissance) Group |
    • No 20 Group | No 21 Group | No 22 Group | No 23 Group | No 24 (Training) Group No 25 (Armament) Group | No 26 (Training) Group | No 27 (Training) Group | No 28 (Training) Group | No 29 Group |
    • No 30 (Balloon) Group | No 31 (Balloon) Group | No 32 (Balloon) Group | No 33 (Balloon) Group | No 34 (Balloon) Group | No 38 Group |
    • No 40 (Maintenance) Group | No 41 (Maintenance) Group | No 42 (Maintenance) Group | No 43 (Maintenance) Group | No 44 (Ferry)/(Transport) Group | No 45 Group | No 46 Group | No 47 Group |
    • No 50 (Training) Group | No 51 (Training) Group | No 54 (Training) Group |
    • No 60 (Signals) Group | No 61 Group | No 62 Group | No 63 Group | No 64 Group | No 65 Group | No 66 Group | No 67 Group |
    • No 70 (Army Co-operation Training and Development) Group | No 71 (Army Co-operation) (Operational) Group |
    • No 81 (OTU) Group | No 82 (Fighter) Group | No 83 Group | No 84 Group | No 85 Group | No 87 Group | No 88 Group |
    • No 90 Group | No 91 Group | No 92 Group | No 93 Group |
    • No 100 Group | No 106 Group |
    • No 200 Group | No 201 Group | No 202 Group | No 203 Group | No 204 Group | No 205 (Bomber) Group | No 206 (Maintenance) Group | No 207 Group | No 209 Group |
    • No 210 Group | No 211 Group | No 212 Group | No 213 Group | No 214 Group | No 215 Group | No 216 Group | No 218 Group | No 219 Group |
    • No 221 Group | No 222 Group | No 223 Group | No 224 Group | No 225 Group | No 226 Group | No 227 Group | No 229 Group |
    • No 230 Group | No 231 Group |
    • No 242 Group | No 247 Group |
    • Egyptian Group
    • Mediterranean Group
    • Mesopotamian Group
    • Palestine Group
    • Wessex Bombing Area
    • Fighting Area
    • Air Defence Group
    • RAF Transjordan and Palestine
    • RAF in Northern Ireland
    • RAF Gibraltar
    • RAF Record Office
    • Maritime HQ, Chatham (RAF Element)
    • UK Air Traffic Control HQ
    • RAF Persian Gulf
    • Northern Maritime Air Region
    • Southern Maritime Air Region
    • Rhodesian Air Training Group
  • Wings
    • No 1 Wing
    • No 1 (Indian ) Wing
    • No 2 (Indian) Wing
    • No 3 (Indian) Wing
    • No 7 Wing
    • No 8 Wing
    • No 11 Wing
    • No 12 Wing
    • Mesopotamian Wing
    • Palestine Wing
    • RAF Trans-Jordania
    • Constantinople Wing
    • HQ, Armoured Car Wing |
  • Colleges and Schools
    • RAF School of Aeronautical Engineering
    • (No 1) Air Armament School | No 2 Air Armament School |
    • School of Air Navigation
    • No 1 Air Observers School | No 2 Air Observers School |
    • Air Pilotage School
    • Anti-Gas School
    • School of Army Co-operation | Army Co-operation School (India) |
    • No 1 Armament Training Camp | No 2 Armament Training Camp | No 3 Armament Training Camp | No 4 Armament Training Camp | No 5 Armament Training Camp | No 6 Armament Training Camp | Armament Training Camp North Coates Fittes | Armament Training Camp Aldergrove |
    • RAF Balloon Centre
    • School of Balloon Training
    • No 2 Balloon Training Unit
    • Central Flying School
    • School of Clerks, Accounting
    • RAF (Cadet) College/RAF College
    • (No 1) Electrical and Wireless School | No 2 Electrical and Wireless School |
    • Elementary and Reserve Flying Training Schools
    • Equipment Training School (Officers) | Equipment Training School (Airmen)
    • Flying Instructors School
    • No 1 Flying Training School | No 2 Flying Training School | No 3 Flying Training School | No 4 Flying Training School | No 5 Flying Training School | No 6 Flying Training School | No 7 Flying Training School | No 8 Flying Training School | No 9 Flying Training School | No 10 Flying Training School | No 11 Flying Training School | No 12 Flying Training School | No 13 Flying Training School | No 14 Flying Training School | No 15 Flying Training School |
    • School of General Reconnaissance
    • Imperial Defence College
    • RAF School, India |
    • School of Naval Co-operation (and Aerial Navigation)
    • School of Parachute Training |
    • School of Photography
    • School of Physical Training
    • Seaplane Training School |
    • RAF Staff College | 1922 - 1940 | 1941 - 1996 |
    • RAF Staff College Bulstrode Park/Andover (1946 - 1996)
    • School of Stores Accounting and Storekeeping |
    • No 1 School of Technical Training (Boys) | No 2 School of Technical Training (Boys) | School of Technical Training (Men)/No 3 School of Technical Training (Men) | No 4 School of Technical Training (Men) | No 5 School of Technical Training (Men) | No 6 School of Technical Training (Men) |
    • Cambridge University Air Squadron | Oxford University Air Squadron |
    • RAF Flying College
    • RAF Technical College
    • Joint Services Staff College
    • Joint Warfare Establishment
    • HQ Command and Staff Training
  • Depots, Maintenance Units and Stores
    • No 8 Aircraft Acceptance Park | No 10 Aircraft Acceptance Park | No 14 Aircraft Acceptance Park
    • Aircraft Depot, Egypt
    • Aircraft Depot - India
    • Aircraft Depot - Far East
    • Aircraft Park - Constantinople
    • Aircraft Park - India
    • Aircraft Park/Aircraft Depot - Iraq
    • No 1 Aircraft Repair Depot | No 2 (Northern) Aircraft Repair Depot | No 3 (Western) Aircraft Repair Depot
    • Aircraft Storage Units | No 1 ASU | No 2 ASU |
    • Balloon Stores Depot
    • Base Supply Depot - Iraq
    • Base Transport Section
    • Central Supply Depot - Iraq
    • Coastal Area Aircraft Depot
    • Coventry Storage Park
    • RAF Depot/No 1 RAF Depot |1920 - 1924 | 1925 - 1931 | 1932 | 1933 | 1934 - 1939 |
    • No 2 RAF Depot
    • No 3 RAF Depot
    • RAF Depot, Arques
    • RAF Depot, Middle East
    • RAF Maintenance Party, Pont de L'Arche | RAF Maintenance Party, Marquise | RAF Maintenance Party, Fienvillers | No 2 Aircraft Depot (Maintenance Party), Vron |
    • E & P Depot
    • Equipment and Supplies Depot - Aden
    • Equipment Units | No 26 EU |
    • Home Aircraft Depot
    • Inland Area Aircraft Depot
    • Irish Stores Depot/Irish Stores and Repair Unit
    • Maintenance Units - | 'A' |'B' | 'C' | 'D' | 'E' | 'F' | 'G' | 'H' |
    • Maintenance Units - | No 1 | No 2 | No 3 | No 4 | No 5 | No 6 | No 8 | No 9 | No 10 | No 11 | No 13 | No 14 | No 19 | No 20 | No 21 | No 24 | No 25 | No 26 | No 27 | No 36 | No 101 | No 102 |
    • No 1 MT Storage Unit | No 2 MT Storage Unit | No 3 MT Storage Unit | Air Ministry (Non-Standard) MT Storage Pool |
    • MT Repair Depot
    • MT Workshops and Pool, Palestine |
    • Ordnance Depot - Palestine
    • RAF Port Depot - Calais
    • 'Q' Stores Depot
    • Reception Depot
    • Recruits Sub-Depots
    • No 1 Salvage Section
    • Seaplane and Storage Station - Dundee | Seaplane and Storage Station - Killingholme
    • Storage Park, Kenley
    • Storage Sections, | Eastleigh | Kenley |
    • Storage Stations - | Boscombe Down | Brockworth | Hawkinge |
    • RAF Stores and Repair Depot, Aden
    • Stores and Repair Depot, Eil
    • No 1 Stores Depot | No 2 Stores Depot | No 3 Stores Depot | No 4 Stores Depot | No 6 Stores Depot |
    • Stores Depot, Iraq
    • No 5 Stores Distribution Park  | No 7 Stores Distributing Park | No 11 Stores Distributing Park
    • Supplies Depot -  Cranwell
    • Supply and Transport Services (Directorate - Iraq)
    • Supply Depot - Iraq
    • Supply Depot/Combined Supply Depot - Palestine
    • 'X' Aircraft Depot/Stores Depot, Egypt
    • 'X' Engine Repair Depot/Engine Repair Depot, Egypt
  • Bases
    • Airship Base, Howden
    • RAF Base, Calshot
    • RAF Base, Gosport
    • RAF Base, Kai Tak
    • RAF Base, Leuchars
    • RAF Base, Malta
    • RAF Base Singapore
    • Seaplane Repair Base
  • Unit Personnel, aircraft and locations
    •     Squadrons

      | No 1 Sqn | No 2 Sqn | No 3 Sqn | No 4 Sqn | No 5 Sqn | No 6 Sqn | No 7 Sqn | No 8 Sqn | No 9 Sqn | No 10 Sqn | No 11 Sqn | No 12 Sqn | No 13 Sqn | No 14 Sqn | No 15 Sqn | No 16 Sqn | No 17 Sqn | No 19 Sqn | No 20 Sqn | No 22 Sqn | No 23 Sqn | No 24 Sqn | No 25 Sqn | No 26 Sqn | No 27 Sqn | No 28 Sqn | No 29 Sqn | No 30 Sqn | No 31 Sqn | No 32 Sqn | No 39 Sqn | No 41 Sqn | No 43 Sqn | No 45 Sqn | No 47 Sqn | No 55 Sqn | No 56 Sqn | No 58 Sqn | No 60 Sqn | No 70 Sqn | No 84 Sqn | No 100 Sqn | No 101 Sqn | No 202 Sqn | No 203 Sqn | No 207 Sqn | No 208 Sqn | No 210 Sqn | No 216 Sqn | No 230 Sqn | No 238 Sqn | No 267 Sqn | No 502 Sqn | No 503 Sqn | No 504 Sqn | No 600 Sqn | No 601 Sqn | No 602 Sqn | No 603 Sqn | No 605 Sqn |

  • Units of the Fleet Air Arm
    • HQ Unit in HMS Argus
    • HQ Unit in HMS Ark Royal
    • HQ Unit in HMS Courageous
    • HQ Unit in HMS Eagle
    • HQ Unit in HMS Furious
    • HQ Unit in HMS Glorious
    • HQ Unit in HMS Hermes
    • HQ Unit in HMS Pegasus
    • HQ Unit in HMS Tamar
    • HQ Unit in HMS Vindictive
    • No 401 Flight | No 401 Flight | No 403 Flight | No 404 Flight | No 405 Flight | No 406 Flight | No 407 Flight | No 408 Flight | No 409 Flight |
    • No 420 Flight | No 421 Flight | No 422 Flight | No 423 Flight |
    • No 440 Flight | No 441 Flight | No 442 Flight | No 443 Flight |
    • No 444 Flight | No 445 Flight | No 446 Flight | No 447 Flight | No 448 Flight | No 449 Flight | No 450 Flight |
    • No 460 Flight | No 461 Flight | No 462 Flight | No 463 Flight | No 464 Flight | No 465 Flight | No 466 Flight |
    • No 701 Flt | No 702 Flt | No 705 Flt  | No 711 Flt | No 712 Sqn | No 713 Flt | No 714 Flt | No 715 Sqn | No 716 Flt | No 718 Sqn | No 720 Flt |
    • No 800 Sqn | No 801 Sqn | No 802 Sqn | No 803 Sqn |
    • No 810 Sqn | No 811 Sqn | No 812 Sqn | No 813 Sqn |
    • No 820 Sqn | No 821 Sqn | No 822 Sqn | No 823 Sqn | No 824 Sqn | No 825 Sqn |
  • Experimental/Research Establishments
    • Aeroplane Experimental Establishment | Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment |
    • Instrument Design Establishment |
    • Marine and Armament Experimental Establishment | Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment |
    • Royal Aircraft Establishment
    • Royal Airship  Works | Balloon Development Establishment |
  • Miscellaneous Units (Non-Flying)
    • No 7 Group Accounts Centre | HQ Accountant Office (Iraq) | Brigade Accountant Office (Iraq) | Central Accounts Office (Poona) | Command Accounts Office (Palestine) |
    • Aeronautical Commission of Control - Austria | Aeronautical Commission of Control - Bulgaria | Aeronautical Commission of Control (Germany)/Aeronautical Committee of Guarantee (British Section) | Aeronautical Commission of Control - Hungary |
    • Aircraft Factory (India) |
    • Air Ministry (Non-Standard) MT Storage Pool  | Air Ministry MT Section/London MT Section | Air Ministry WT/Wireless Section | Air Ministry Wireless Section, Waddington |
    • Airship Construction Station - Barrow in Furness | Airship Construction Station - Bedford | Airship Construction Station - Wormwood Scrubbs |
    • No 1 Armament Training Camp/Station | No 2/Temporary Armament Training Camp, North Coates | Armament Training Camp, Aldergrove/No 2 Armament Training Camp | No 3 Armament Training Camp/Station | No 4 Armament Training Camp/Station | No 5 Armament Training Camp/Station | No 6 Armament Training Camp/Station | No 7 Armament Training Station | No 8 Armament Training Station | Temporary Armament Training Station, Leuchars |
    • No 1 Armoured Car Company | No 2 Armoured Car Company | No 3 Armoured Car Company | No 4 Armoured Car Company | No 5 Armoured Car Company | No 6 Armoured Car Company |
    • Armoured Car Section |
    • RAF Balloon Centre | | No 1 Balloon Centre | No 2 Balloon Centre | No 3 Balloon Centre | No 4 Balloon Centre | No 5 Balloon Centre | No 6 Balloon Centre | No 12 Balloon Centre |
    • No 2 Balloon Training Unit |
    • Base Records Office (Egypt) | Base Records Office (Iraq) |
    • Camp Commandant, Middle East HQ |
    • Care & Maintenance Parties - | Anglesey | Ascot | Beverley | Cattewater | Crail | Digby | Donibristle | Duxford | East Retford | Ely | Feltwell | Fowlmere | Freiston | Lincoln | Norwich | Scampton | Scopwick | South Carlton | South Shields |
    • RAF Central Band |
    • Central Pay Office | Details Pay Section | General Services Pay Office |
    • RAF Depot, Halton Camp | Discharge Centre, Halton Camp | Records Office Detachment, Halton Camp |
    • Details late Northern Ireland |
    • Embarkation Office, Liverpool | Embarkation Office, London | Embarkation Office, Southampton |
    • RAF Floating Dock |
    • Special unit temporarily located in Hong Kong - 1927 |
    • Imperial War Museum (RAF Section) |
    • Inland Water Transport | Marine Section |
    • RAF Liaison HQ |
    • Meteorological Station, Malta | Meteorological Station, Baldonnell |
    • No 3 Group Mobile Disposal Squadron 'A' | No 3 Group Mobile Disposal Squadron 'B' | No 8 Wing Mobile Disposal Squadron | Shotwick Mobile Disposal Squadron | Tadcaster Mobile Disposal Squadron |
    • Officers Repatriation Camp |
    • Pay Office, Canada |
    • Petrol Dump, Iraq |
    • RAF Prison, Iraq | Rest Camp, Iraq |
    • 'Q' Unit |
    • Records Office |
    • Repatriation Records |
    • Superintendent of RAF Reserve | Superintendent of the Reserve and Civil Flying Training Schools |
    • RAF Unit Pembroke Dock |
    • Wireless Station, Ismailia |
  • Miscellaneous Flying Units
    • No 1 African Survey Party | No 2 African Survey Party | No 3 African Survey Party |
    • Airship Station - East Fortune | Airship Station - Mullion |
    • No 4 Training Squadron | No 46 Training Squadron |
    • No 11 (Fighter) Group Pool |
    • No 16 Training Depot Station |
    • No 480 Flight | No 481 Flight |
    • Aden Flight |
    • Airship Experimental Station - Pulham
    • Aircraft in Fighting Ships
    • Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Flight |
    • No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit | No 2 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit | No 3 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit | No 4 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit |
    • Bomber Transport Flight, India |
    • RAF Cape Flight |
    • Central Air Communication Section, Basrah | Communication Flight, Iraq |
    • Coast Defence Co-operation Flight | Coast Defence Development Unit | No 1 Coast Artillery Co-operation Unit |
    • Far East Flight |
    • No 1 Ferry Pilots' Pool | No 2 Ferry Pilots' Pool |
    • Flying Boat Development Flight |
    • Irish Flight |
    • Home Area Communications Flight | Inland Area  Communication Flight |
    • No 1 Gunnery Co-operation Flight | No 2 Gunnery Co-operation Flight |
    • Long Range Development Unit |
    • Meteorological Flight, Duxford |
    • Night Flying Flight |
    • RAF Practice Camp, Catfoss | RAF Practice Camp, Houton Bay | RAF Practice Camp, North Coates Fitties | RAF Practice Camp, Sutton Bridge | RAF Practice Camp, Weston Zoyland |
    • Signal Co-operation Flight |
    • Station Flight, Abingdon | Station Flight, Aldergrove | Station Flight, Andover | Station Flight, Duxford | Station Flight, Eastchurch | Station Flight, Hal Far |  Station Flight, Heliopolis | Station Flight, Kai Tak | Station Flight, Mildenhall | Station Flight, Northolt | Station Flight, Ternhill | Station Flight, Upper Heyford | Station Flight, Wyton |
    • 'A' (Fighter) Training Flight | 'B' (Spotter) Training Flight | 'C' (Reconnaissance) Training Flight | 'D' (Torpedo) Training Flight  | Base Training Flight | Torpedo Training Flight |

[Personnel Listings | Orders of Battle | Expansion Schemes | Service Records | Radar and Signals Units | Flights | Aircraft | Cranwell Graduation Lists | Casualties | Air Force Lists | Maps]

Orders of Battle from (Confidential) Air Force Lists and SD161

  • Listings of units controlled by: -
    • Air Defence of Great Britain
    • Inland Area
    • Coastal Area
    • RAF Cranwell
    • RAF Halton
    • No 11 (Irish) Wing
    • Bomber Command
    • Fighter Command
    • Allied Expeditionary Air Force
    • 2nd Tactical Air Force
    • Coastal Command
    • RAF Gibraltar
    • RAF Iceland
    • Training Command
    • Maintenance Command
    • Balloon Command
    • Flying Training Command
    • Technical Training Command
    • Army Co-operation Command
    • RAF in Northern Ireland
    • Ferry Command
    • Transport Command
    • Air Ministry
    • Royal Observer Corps
    • Independent Units
    • RAF Rhine
    • Middle East Area/RAF Middle East/Middle East Command
    • Mediterranean Group/RAF Mediterranean
    • Mediterranean Allied Tactical Air Force
    • Mediterranean Allied Strategical Air Force
    • Mediterranean Allied Coastal Air Force
    • Mediterranean Allied Photographic Reconnaissance Wing
    • Aden Command/British Forces in Aden
    • AHQ Western Desert
    • Desert Air Force
    • AHQ Egypt
    • AHQ Levant
    • AHQ Malta
    • AHQ Eastern Mediterranean
    • AHQ East Africa
    • Balkan Air Force
    • AHQ Greece
    • Iraq Command/British Forces in Iraq
    • AHQ Iraq
    • AHQ Iraq and Persia
    • RAF India/Air Forces in India
    • AHQ India
    • RAF Far East
    • Supreme HQ South East Asia
    • Air Command South-East Asia
    • Eastern Air Command (SEAC)
    • Base Air Forces South East Asia
    • AHQ Burma
    • 3rd Tactical Air Force
      • No 221 Group
      • No 222 Group
      • No 223 Group
      • No 224 Group
      • No 226 Group
      • No 227 Group
      • No 229 Group
      • No 230 Group
      • No 231 Group
    • AHQ West Africa
    • RAF Schools in Canada
    • RAF Schools in South Africa
    • RAF Schools in Southern Rhodesia
    • Units administered by RAF Delegation, Washington
    • RAF Embarkation Units

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RAF Service Records (this section is particularly useful in helping interpret RAF Service Records)

  • Common Unit Abbreviations

Radar and Signals Units

  • Ground Radar Developments
  • UK Chain Home Stations
  • UK Chain Home Low Stations
  • UK Chain Home Extra Low Stations
  • Ground Controlled Interception Stations

Unit Histories

  • Flights
  • Introduction
  • Flight histories - First series
  • Flight histories - Second series
  • Flight histories - 1100 & 1300 series
  • Flight histories - 1400 series
  • Flight histories - 1500 series
  • Flight histories - 1600 series
  • Flight histories - 1900 series
  • Named Flights
  • Flying Training Units
    • Flying Training Development
      • RAF flying training developments
    • Individual Unit Histories
      • Elementary flying training units
      • Basic/Intermediate flying training units (including 'all-through' units)
      • Advanced flying training units
      • Operational/Conversion training units
      • Post Graduate training units

     

  • Ground Training Units
    • Ground Training Development
      • RAF ground training developments
    • Individual Unit Histories
      • Recruit/Initial training Units (Airmen)
      • Officer training units
      • Technical Training Schools
      • Miscellaneous ground training units
  • Radar and Signals Units
    • Radar Development
      • Ground Radar Development
      • UK Chain Home Stations
      • UK Chain Home Low Stations
      • UK Chain Home Extra Low Stations
      • Ground Controlled Interception Stations
    • Individual Unit Histories
      • Navigation and Bombing Aids
      • Air Ministry Experimental Stations
      • Mobile Signals Units
      • Operations Centres (including Air Defence, ATC, Ops Rooms, etc)
      • Signals Units and Communications Centres
      • Miscellaneous Signals units

     

  • Miscellaneous Unit
    • Admin Units and RAF Missions to Foreign Governments
    • Air-Sea Rescue Units
    • Balloon Units
    • Bases and Landing Grounds
    • Communication Units
    • Co-operation and Target Facilities Units
    • Ferry and Movements Units
    • Medical Units
    • Miscellaneous Operational Units
    • Personnel Units
    • Photographic and Film Units
    • Trials and Experimental Units

     

 

Aircraft

  • Aircraft allocated to Units
    • Aircraft Serials - Operational Units (Squadrons etc)
    • Aircraft Serials - Training Unit - Pilots
    • Aircraft Serials - Training Unit - Observers
    • Aircraft Serials - Training Unit - Armament
    • Aircraft Serials - Training Unit - Signals
    • Aircraft Serials - Training Unit - Operational/Role
    • Aircraft Serials - Other non-Operational Units

RAF Cranwell Graduation Lists

  • 1920 | 1921 | 1922 | 1923 | 1924 | 1925 | 1926 | 1927 | 1928 | 1929 |
  • 1930 | 1931 | 1932 | 1933 | 1934 | 1935 | 1936 | 1937 | 1938 | 1939 |
  • 1940 | 1948 | 1949 |
  • 1950 | 1951 | 1952 | 1953 | 1954 | 1955 | 1956 | 1957 | 1958 | 1959 |
  • 1960 | 1961 | 1962 |

 

RAF Casualties

  • Casualty Index 1918 - 1929: available
  • Casualty Index 1930 - 1939: available
  • Casualty Index 1940 - 1949: available
  • Casualty Index 1950 - 1959: available
  • Casualty Index 1960 - 1969: 1960 - 1963 currently available
  • Casualty Index 1970 - 1979: not yet available
  • Casualty Index 1980 - 1999: not yet available
  • Casualty Index 2000 - Current: not yet available

Monthly Air Force Lists

Airfield Maps and unit listings

Home Airfields and non Station status locations

  • To be entered

Overseas Airfields and non Station status locations

  • North Africa
    • Egypt
    • Libya
    • Tunisia
    • Algeria

Maps

  • Home Command Boundaries
    • Home Commands and Group - August 1918
    • Home Commands and Group - July 1919
  • Fighter Command Group Boundaries
    • Battle of Britain,
  • Bomber Command Group dispositions
    • June 1940,
    • February 1941,
    • February 1942,
    • February 1943,
    • February 1944,
    • February 1945,
  • Coastal Command Group Boundaries
    • November 1939,
    • May 1941,
    • May 1942,
    • May 1943,
    • July 1944,
    • July 1945,
  • Training Airfields
    • Training and Reserve Command - November 1939
    • Flying Training and Technical Training Commands - May 1941
    • Flying Training and Technical Training Commands - April 1942
    • Flying Training and Technical Training Commands - April 1943
    • Flying Training and Technical Training Commands - July 1944
    • Flying Training and Technical Training Commands - July 1945

     

  • Organisational Charts
    • Home Commands 1918 - | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December |
    • Home Commands 1919 - January | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December |
    • Overseas Commands 1918 - | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December |
    • Overseas Commands 1919 - January | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December |
    • Overseas Commands 1920 - January | March | April | May | June |

       

 

RAF Expansion Schemes

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