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Training Command - April 1939

Units administered directly by Command HQ

Unit Location/Administered by
Central Examination Board RAF Grantham

No 21 (Training) Group (HQ - Cranwell)

Unit Location/Administered by
RAF College RAF Cranwell
No 1 Electrical and Wireless School RAF Cranwell
RAF Station Cranwell Cranwell, Lincolnshire
RAF Hospital RAF Cranwell
Equipment Training School (Airmen) RAF Cranwell
No 13 Flying Training School Gullane
No 8 Flying Training School RAF Montrose
No 2 Electrical and Wireless School RAF Yatesbury

No 23 (Training) Group (HQ - RAF Grantham)

Unit Location/Administered by
Central Flying School RAF Upavon
No 1 Flying Training School RAF Netheravon
No 2 Flying Training School RAF Brize Norton
No 3 Flying Training School RAF South Cerney
No 5 Flying Training School RAF Sealand
No 6 Flying Training School RAF Little Rissington
No 7 Flying Training School RAF Peterborough
No 9 Flying Training School RAF Hullavington
No 10 Flying Training School RAF Tern Hill
No 11 Flying Training School RAF Shawbury
No 12 Flying Training School RAF Grantham
School of Air Navigation RAF Manston
Station Flt RAF Tern Hill

No 24 (Training) Group (HQ - Halton Camp)

Unit Location/Administered by
No 2 RAF Depot RAF Cardington
No 2 School of Technical Training (Apprentices) RAF Cosford
School of Photography RAF Farnborough
Station HQ RAF Halton
No 1 School of Technical Training (Apprentices) RAF Halton
School of Cookery RAF Halton
Princess Mary's Hospital RAF Halton
RAF Institute of Pathology and Tropical Medicine (a) RAF Halton
Medical Training Depot (a) RAF Halton
RAF Station Henlow RAF Henlow
Equipment Training School (Officers) (e) RAF Kidbrooke
No 5 School of Technical Training RAF Locking
Central Medical Establishment (a) London
Inspector of Recruiting (c) London
School of Clerks, Accounting RAF Lympne
Station HQ RAF Manston
No 3 School of Technical Training (Men) RAF Manston
Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment RAF Martlesham Heath
No 2 Balloon Training Unit Rollestone Camp
Record Office (c) Ruislip
RAF Station St Athan St Athan, Glamorgan
No 4 School of Technical Training (Men) RAF St Athan
No 1 RAF Depot RAF Uxbridge
RAF Officers' Hospital RAF Uxbridge
RAF Central Band (b) RAF Uxbridge
School of Physical Training RAF Uxbridge
Service Police HQ and Training Centre RAF Uxbridge
Reception Depot RAF West Drayton
Recruits Sub-Depot RAF Debden
Recruits Sub-Depot RAF Dishforth
Recruits Sub-Depot RAF Driffield
Recruits Sub-Depot RAF Finningley
Recruits Sub-Depot RAF Grantham
Recruits Sub-Depot RAF Linton-on-Ouse

(a) Directly under Director of Medical Services for technical (medical) administration.

(b) Administered as laid down in KR & ACI 2062

(c) Directly under Director of Personal Services for technical administration.

(d) For training and personnel matters only

(e) This school is in No 24 (Training) Group for discipline and administration but under HQ, Training Command for policy andtraining.

No 25 (Armament) Group (HQ - Eastchurch, Kent)

Unit Location/Administered by
No 1 Air Armament School RAF Manby
No 2 Air Armament School RAF Eastchurch
No 1 Air Observers School RAF North Coates
No 2 Air Observers School RAF Acklington
No 1 Armament Training Station RAF Catfoss
No 2 Armament Training Station RAF Aldergrove
RAF Station Aldergrove Aldergrove, Northern Ireland
No 3 Armament Training Station RAF Sutton Bridge
Temporary Armament Training Station RAF Leuchars
No 4 Armament Training Station RAF West Freugh
No 5 Armament Training Station RAF Penrhos
No 6 Armament Training Station RAF Warmwell
No 8 Armament Training Station RAF Evanton
Temporary Air Observers School RAF Leconfield
Wainfleet Sands Bombing Range RAF Manby

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

County names used are those in use at the time

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