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Coastal Area - July 1934

Directly Administered by Area HQ

Unit Location
RAF Detachment Bermuda
RAF Base Calshot
  1. HQ
  2. No 201 (Flying Boat) Sqn
  3. Training Sqn
  4. Navigation School
  5. Marine Instructional Section
  6. RAF Embarkation Office, Southampton (a)
Station HQ RAF Donibristle
  1. No 22 (Bomber) Sqn
  2. Accommodation for FAA Units
  3. RAF Auxiliary 'Commander Cawley'
Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment (b) RAF Felixstowe
RAF Base Gosport
  1. No 1 Coast Defence Training Flt
  2. Base Training Sqn
School of Naval Co-operation RAF Lee-on-Solent
RAF Base RAF Leuchars
Station HQ Mount Batten
  1. No 204 (Flying Boat) Sqn
  2. No 209 (Flying Boat) Sqn
No 210 (Flying Boat) Sqn Pembroke Dock
Station HQ Upavon
RAF Units in the Fleet Air Arm administered by the Coastal Area
RAF Units for HMS Courageous
  1. HQ
  2. No 800 (Fleet Fighter) Sqn
  3. No 810 (Fleet Torpedo Bomber) Sqn
  4. No 820 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Sqn
  5. No 821 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Sqn
RAF Units for HMS Glorious
  1. HQ
  2. No 802 (Fleet Fighter) Sqn
  3. No 823 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Sqn
RAF Units for Capital Ships and Cruisers
  1. HQ
  2. No 406 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (5th Cruiser Sqn, East Indies)
  3. No 407 (Fleet Fighter) Flt (2nd Cruiser Sqn, Home Fleet)
  4. No 443 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Flt (6th and 8th Cruiser Sqns, Africa Station and America and West Indies)
  5. No 444 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Flt (Battle Cruisers and 2nd Battle Sqn, Home Fleet)
No 810 (Fleet Torpedo Bomber) Sqn Gosport

(a) Controlled directly by the Director of Equipment, Air Ministry

(b) Administered as laid down in AMWO A84/32.

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

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