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Other Home Commands/Units - December 1941

[Ferry Command | No 44 Group | RAF in Northern Ireland | Embarkation Units]

RAF in Northern Ireland

Command HQ - Dunlambert, Fort William Park, Belfast

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Aldergrove Aldergrove RAF Station, Home Forces see Coastal Command
RAF Station Ballyhalbert Balleyhalbert, County Down, Northern Ireland see Fighter Command
RAF Station Ballykelly Ballykelly, County Londonderry see Coastal Command
RAF Station Belfast    
Care and Maintenance Party RAF Belfast  
RAF Embarkation RAF Belfast  
No 2 Heavy Mobile W/T Section RAF Belfast  
No 18 E W/T Fitting Party RAF Belfast  
No 968 (Balloon) Sqn RAF Belfast  
No 19 Bomb Disposal Squad RAF Belfast  
RAF Station Dromore    
No 8 Mobile Oxygen Plant RAF Dromore  
RAF Station Eglington Eglinton, Londonderry, Northern Ireland see Fighter Command
RAF Station Holywood County Down  
No 55 Maintenance Unit RAF Holywood  
RAF Station Kirkistown County Down Station in Fighter Command
RAF Station Larne County Antrim  
Detachment, RAF Embarkation Office RAF Larne  
RAF Station Limavady County Derry see Coastal Command
RAF Station Lisburn County Antrim  
RAF Defence Party RAF Lisburn Administered by No 31 Wing
No 3 Army Air Support Control Signal Section RAF Lisburn  
RAF Station Londonderry    
No 920 (Balloon) Sqn RAF Londonderry  
RAF Station Long Kesh    
Care and Maintenance Party RAF Long Kesh  
RAF Station Lough Erne nr Irvinestown, County Fermanagh see Coastal Command
RAF Station Mallusk County Antrim  
No 11 Repair and Salvage Centre RAF Mallusk  
RAF Station Newtonards    
No 231 Sqn RAF Newtonards Lysander
RAF Station Nutt's Corner   see Coastal Command
RAF Station St Angelo Lough Erne, County Fermanagh Station in Fighter Command
Warrenpoint County Down  
Detachment, RAF Embarkation Office Warrenpoint  

RAF Ferry Command

Command HQ - Montreal Airport, Dorval, Quebec, Canada

No 44 (Ferry) Group

HQ - Eastern Avenue, Barnwood, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Prestwick Prestwick Aerodrome, Ayr, Ayrshire  
Transatlantic Aircraft Control RAF Prestwick Wireless Control
Transatlantic Reception and Despatch Party RAF Prestwick  
No 1527 Beam Approach Training Flight RAF Prestwick
RAF Station Kemble Kemble, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Overseas Aircraft Preparation Unit RAF Kemble  
HQ Flight RAF Kemble  
No 1 Flight RAF Kemble Wellington
No 2 Flight RAF Kemble Various including Beaufort and Beaufighter
RAF Station Doncaster (Station in Army Co-operation Command) Doncaster, West Yorkshire  
No 271 Sqn RAF Doncaster Various transport types
RAF Station Filton (Station in Fighter Command) Filton, nr Bristol, Gloucestershire  
Overseas Aircraft Preparation Unit RAF Filton  
No 3 Flight RAF Filton Blenheim
RAF Station Harwell    
Air Freight Mobile Section RAF Harwell  
RAF Station Hendon Hendon, The Hyde, London NW9  
No 24 Sqn RAF Hendon  
RAF Station Honeybourne (Station in Bomber Command)    
Ferry Training Unit, comprising: - RAF Honeybourne  
HQ Flight Training on all miscellaneous types
No 1 Flight Middle East Ferry Pilot Training
No 2 Flight 41 Group Test Pilot Training
No 3 Flight Aircraft Maintenance - Nos 2 & 3 Flights
No 4 Flight
No 1425 (Communication) Flight RAF Honeybourne Maintenance Section
RAF Station Hurn (Station in Fighter Command)
No 1425 (Communication) Flight RAF Hurn HQ & Despatch and Reception Section
RAF Station Portreath (Station in Fighter Command)
Overseas Air Despatch Unit RAF Portreath Detachment
Barnwood, Gloucester    
Overseas Aircraft Control Barnwood  
HQ Flight Barnwood  
2 Mobile Despatch Parties Barnwood  


Embarkation Units

No Embarkation Unit Parent Unit Notes
12 Aberdeen RAF Dyce  
4 Avonmouth RAF Filton  
29 Ayr RAF Prestwick  
16 Barrow-in-Furness RAF Morecombe  
5 Barry RAF St Athan
11 Belfast RAF Sydenham
35 Benbecula RAF Islay  
32 Douglas RAF Ronaldsway  
8 Glasgow RAF Abbotsinch  
21 Hull RAF Leconfield  
9 Leith RAF Turnhouse  
10 Lerwick RAF Sullom Voe
3 Liverpool RAF Sealand
1 London RAF Kidbrooke  
6 Newport RAF Cardiff  
37 Oban RAF Oban  
30 Port Ellen RAF Islay  
17 Preston RAF Squires Gate  
2 Southampton RAF Calshot  
22 Stromness RAF Skeabrae  
36 Stornoway RAF Islay  
14 Stranraer RAF Stranraer  
7 Swansea No 958 (Balloon) Sqn, Swansea  
27 Thurso RAF Castletown  
31 Tiree RAF Oban  
28 Workington RAF Silloth

Air Ministry (Deputy Director Movements) is responsible for operational control and personnel questions affecting officers of the Embarkation Units.  The Parent Units indicated are responsible for pay, accounting and administration involving airmen.

Source - December 1941 SD161

[RAF in Northern Ireland | Embarkation Offices]

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