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India Command - April 1943

Unit Location Notes
RAF Station Allahabad    
No 95 Air Stores Park Allahabad  
RAF Station Ambala    
No 1 School of Technical Training RAF Ambala  
No 1 Service Flying Training School RAF Ambala  
No 303 Maintenance Unit RAF Ambala  
Central Map Section RAF Ambala  
Base Accounts Office RAF Ambala  
Followers' Reception Centre RAF Ambala  
Central Trade Test Board RAF Ambala  
No 293 Wing Alipore  
No 67 Sqn Alipore Hurricane
No 146 Sqn Alipore Hurricane
Care & Maintenance Party Alipore  
Care & Maintenance Party Armarda Road  
Reserve Aircraft Pool (Fighter) Armarda Road  
No 177 Sqn Armarda Road Beaufighter (Coastal)
No 283 AMES Amghata  
No 288 AMES Amghata  
RAF Liaison Section Agra  
Indian ATC Aligarh University  
Wireless Operators' School Andheri  
General Reconnaissance/Air Naval School Andheri  
No 17 Sqn Angel (Calcutta) Hurricane
Care and Maintenance Party Arkonam  
No 11 Mobile Servicing Unit (Torpedo) Arkonam  
No 127 Repair and Salvage Unit Arkonam  
No 88 Air Stores Park Arkonam  
Reinforcement Staging Party Amadabad  
No 168 Wing RAF Asansol  
Care and Maintenance Party RAF Asansol  
Forward Repair Depot RAF Asansol  
Reserve Aircraft Pool (Bomber) RAF Asansol  
No 169 Wing Agartala  
No 3 Refuelling and Re-arming Party Agartala  
Care and Maintenance Party Agartala  
No 5 Sqn Agartala Mohawk
No 27 Sqn Agartala Beaufighter
No 219 AMES Bankura  
No 319 AMES Bankura  
Explosive Storage Section Babugarh  
No 567 AMES Basirhat  
No 39 Wireless Unit Barisal  
No 40 Wireless Unit Barisal  
AHQ Bengal Barrackpore  
Communication Flight Barrackpore  
No 2 Refuelling and Re-arming Party c/o AHQ Bengal Barrackpore  
No 4 Refuelling and Re-arming Party c/o AHQ Bengal Barrackpore  
No 7 Refuelling and Re-arming Party c/o AHQ Bengal Barrackpore  
No 10 Refuelling and Re-arming Party c/o AHQ Bengal Barrackpore  
No 11 Refuelling and Re-arming Party c/o AHQ Bengal Barrackpore  
No 12 Refuelling and Re-arming Party c/o AHQ Bengal Barrackpore  
Air Observers' Air Gunners' School Baroda  
No 227 Group Bombay  
Base Personnel Office Bombay  
No 51 Embarkation Unit Bombay  
RI and MU Bombay  
No 289 AMES Bombay  
RAF Naval Liaison Section Bombay  
Air Transit Section Bombay  
No 984 (Balloon) Sqn Bombay Mk VI Balloons, also shown at Digboi
Rover Flight, No 979 (Balloon) Sqn Bombay Mk VI Balloons
No 1 Signals School Bombay  
No 305 Maintenance Unit Bombay  
RAF Base HQ Bombay  
SS 'Shenking' Bombay  
Combined Training Centre Bombay  
Armament Training Unit Bairagarh (Bhopal)  
Reinforcement Staging Post Bairagarh (Bhopal)  
No 6 Sqn IAF Bairagarh (Bhopal) Hurricane
No 590 AMES Balasore  
No 1 Elementary Flying Training School Begumpet  
Care and Maintenance Party Baigachi  
No 176 Sqn Baigachi Beaufighter
No 261 Sqn Baigachi Hurricane
No 35 Personnel Transit Centre Ballygunge  
No 225 Group Bangalore  
MT Storage Unit Bangalore  
No 7 Wireless Unit Bangalore  
Calibration Flight Bangalore  
Air Transit Section Bangalore  
Reinforcement Staging Party Bangalore  
No 357 Wireless Unit Bangalore  
No 23 Air Support Control Bangalore  
No 308 Maintenance Unit Bamrauli  
No 224 AMES Bhadrack  
No 224 Group Chittagong  
No 6 Refuelling and Re-arming Party Chittagong  
No 676 AMES Chittagong  
No 37 Wireless Unit Chittagong  
Nos 680 - 685 AMES c/o 224 Group Chittagong  
Nos 641 - 646 AMES c/o 224 Group Chittagong  
Rover Flight, No 978 (Balloon) Sqn Chittagong Mk VI Balloons
No 21 Sector Operations Room Chittagong  
No 166 Wing Chittagong  
No 607 Sqn Chittagong Hurricane
No 136 Sqn Chittagong Hurricane
No 4 Wireless Unit Chittagong  
No 859 AMES Chittagong  
Repair & Salvage Unit Chittagong  
Equipment Park Chundpur  
Care and Maintenance Party Chettinad  
Civilian Repair Organisation Cawnpore  
No 20 Sqn Charra Lysander
No 1 Sqn IAF Charra Hurricane
No 54 Embarkation Unit Calcutta  
No 274 (Balloon) Wing Calcutta  
No 978 (Balloon) Sqn Calcutta  
No 23 Wireless Unit Calcutta  
No 355 Wireless Unit Calcutta  
Calibration Flight Calcutta  
No 2 RAF Postal Centre Calcutta  
Civil Repair Organisation Calcutta  
No 3 Wireless Unit Calcutta  
No 8 Heavy Mobile W/T Unit Calcutta  
No 221 Group Calcutta  
No 226 ASR Unit Calcutta  
Calcutta Co-operation Unit Calcutta  
No 10 Wireless Unit Calcutta  
No 5 Wireless Unit Calcutta  
Controllers Training Unit Calcutta  
No 11 Wireless Unit Calcutta  
No 12 Wireless Unit Calcutta  
No 19 Wireless Unit Calcutta  
MT Base Pool Calcutta  
Maintenance Wing Calcutta  
RAF Base HQs Calcutta  
No 863 AMES Calcutta  
Forward Repair Depot Calcutta  
Equipment Park Calcutta  
No 4 Hill Depot Chakrata  
Technical and Disciplinary School Chakrata  
No 113 Sqn Chadina Blenheim IV
No 215 Sqn Chakala Wellington
Air Landing School Chakala  
No 373 AMES Char Chapli  
Care and Maintenance Party Cholavaram  
No 45 Sqn Cholavaram No aircraft
No 84 Sqn Cholavaram Vengeance
Care and Maintenance Party Cochin  
No 6 Hill Station Cochin  
Flying Boat Base Cocanada  
No 1 Refuelling and Re-arming Party Cox's Bazaar  
No 5042 AMES Cox's Bazaar  
Care and Maintenance Party Cuttack  
No 12 Mobile Servicing Unit (Torpedo) Cuttack  
No 6 Wireless Unit Cuttack  
No 3 Repair and Salvage Section Cuttack  
Equipment Park Cuttack  
No 544 AMES Diamond Harbour  
No 353 Sqn Dhubalia Hudson
No 99 Sqn Digri Wellington
No 60 Sqn Dohazari Blenheim IV
No 851 AMES Deganga  
RAF Station Delhi    
Air Transit Section RAF Delhi  
No 1 Central Medical Board RAF Delhi  
Parachute Repair Section RAF Delhi  
No 164 Signals Wing RAF Delhi  
No 359 Wireless Unit RAF Delhi  
No 369 Wireless Unit RAF Delhi  
Transit Camp Dehra Dun  
No 984 (Balloon) Sqn Digboi Mk VI Balloons, also shown at Bombay
Care and Maintenance Party Dum Dum  
Reinforcement Staging Party Dum Dum  
No 681 Sqn Dum Dum Spitfire/B-25
Reserve Aircraft Pool (Fighter) Dum Dum  
RAF Liaison Dinjan  
No 5019 AMES Edappalli  
No 543 AMES Egra  
No 248 AMES Egra  
No 312 AMES Ernakulam (Cochin)  
No 247 AMES Elliotganj  
No 376 AMES Fazilpur  
No 5 Refuelling and Re-arming Party Fenny  
No 877 Wing Fenny  
No 615 Sqn Fenny Hurricane
No 167 Wing Fenny  
No 11 Sqn Fenny Blenheim
No 8514 AMES Gopalpur  
No 291 AMES Grubb's Island  
Reinforcement Staging Party Hakimpet  
No 869 AMES Hathripara  
No 857 AMES Imphal  
No 155 Sqn Imphal Mohawk
Communication Flight Jakkar (Bangalore)  
No 281 AMES Jagatsingpur  
No 679 AMES Jaynagar  
RAF Station Jodphur    
No 2 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Jodhpur  
No 319 Maintenance Unit RAF Jodhpur  
Reinforcement Staging Party RAF Jodhpur  
No 853 AMES Jessore  
Care and Maintenance Party Jessore  
No 4 Repair and Salvage Section Jessore  
175 Wing Jessore  
No 62 Sqn Jessore Hudson
Reinforcement Staging Party Jiwani (Baluchistan)  
Calibration Flt Juhu (Bombay)  
AA Co-operation Flt Juhu (Bombay)  
Reinforcement Staging Party Juhu (Bombay)  
No 301 Maintenance Unit Karachi  
Air Reinforcement Centre Karachi  
No 29 Personnel Reception Centre Karachi  
No 22 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit Karachi  
No 3 Postal Centre Karachi  
No 57 Embarkation Unit Karachi  
No 212 Sqn Karachi Catalina
Air Transit Section Karachi  
SS 'Dumana' Karachi  
No 320 Maintenance Unit (Aircraft Repair Depot) Karachi  
No 179 Wing Karachi  
Flying Boat Base Karachi  
RAF Base HQs Karachi  
No 26 Wireless Unit Karaghpur  
Equipment Park Karaghpur  
No 313 Maintenance Unit Kankinara  
Equipment Park (Reserve) Kankinara  
RAF Station Kohat    
No 4 Sqn IAF RAF Kohat Lysander
No 3 Sqn IAF RAF Kohat Audax
Care and Maintenance Party Kayattar  
No 211 AMES Khulna  
RAF Station Kanchrapara    
MT Storage Unit RAF Kanchrapara  
No 86 Air Stores Park Lohegoan  
Reinforcement Staging Party Lake Ballandur  
RAF Station Lahore    
Initial Training Centre RAF Lahore  
No 307 Maintenance Unit RAF Lahore  
No 306 Maintenance Unit RAF Lahore  
W/T Installation and Fitting Party RAF Lahore  
Travelling Medical Board RAF Lahore  
No 1 Hill Depot Lower Topa  
Fire Fighting School Lower Topa  
School of Administration and Discipline Lower Topa  
No 554 AMES Malabar  
Care and Maintenance Party Madura  
Care and Maintenance Party Madhaighanja  
No 110 Sqn Madhaighanja Vengeance
No 82 Sqn Madhaighanja Vengeance
No 135 Sqn Madhaighanja Hurricane, also shown at Ramu
No 885 AMES Manipur Road  
No 172 Wing Madras  
No 293 AMES Madras  
Air Transit Section Madras  
No 9 Wireless Unit Madras  
No 259 AMES Mathurapur  
No 848 AMES Mathurapur  
No 568 AMES Mancharpur  
No 302 Maintenance Unit Manauri  
Care and Maintenance Party Miranshah  
No 4 Sqn IAF - Detachment Miranshah Lysander
No 574 AMES Navalpur  
No 370 AMES Negapatam  
AHQ India New Delhi  
AHQ Communications Unit New Delhi  
Air Publications and Forms Store New Delhi  
RAF Dental Services New Delhi  
RAF Chaplain's Branch New Delhi  
No 225 AMES Nellore  
No 884 AMES Noya  
Reinforcement Staging Party Nagpur  
No 864 AMES Noa Hat  
No 228 AMES Ongole  
No 226 (Maintenance) Group Palam (Delhi)  
No 31 Sqn Palam (Delhi) DC2/DC3
No 194 Sqn Palam (Delhi) Hudson
Care and Maintenance Party Pandaveswar  
No 284 AMES Pagdalapata  
No 542 AMES Pallavaram  
No 7 Sqn IAF Pharpamau Vengeance
No 678 AMES Port Canning  
No 268 AMES Pondicherry  
No 2 Central Medical Board Poona  
Communication Flight Peshawar  
No 152 Operational Training Unit Peshawar  
Care and Maintenance Party Quetta  
No 171 Wing Ranchi  
No 22 Air Support Control Ranchi  
No 28 Sqn Ranchi Hurricane
No 2 Sqn IAF Ranchi Lysander
No 240 Sqn Red Hills Lake Catalina
No 223 Group Rawalpindi  
No 165 Wing Ramu  
No 79 Sqn Ramu Hurricane
No 135 Sqn Ramu Hurricane, also shown at Madhaighanja
No 151 Operational Training Unit Risalpur  
Care and Maintenance Party St Thomas Mount  
Reinforcement Staging Party St Thomas Mount  
Care and Maintenance Party Salbini  
No 159 Sqn Salbini Liberator
No 170 Wing Salbini Also shown at Silchar
No 2 Repair and Salvage Section Salbini  
Care and Maintenance Party Santa Cruz  
RAF Station Secunderabad    
RAF Regiment Training Centre Secunderabad Lysander
No 3 Civil School (Technical) Training Sidpur  
No 3 Hill Depot Shillong  
No 870 AMES Silchar  
No 2 Wireless Unit Silchar  
No 170 Wing Silchar Also shown at Salbini
No 34 Sqn Silchar Blenheim
No 2 Hill Depot Solan  
Code & Cypher School Solan  
Equipment School Solan  
No 5 Sqn - Detachment Tezpur  
Reinforcement Staging Party Tezpur  
No 173 Wing Trichinopoly  
No 121 Repair and Salvage Unit Trichinopoly  
No 8 Sqn IAF Trichinopoly Vengeance - Forming
Civil Repair Organisation Trichinopoly  
No 36 Sqn Tanjore Non-operational
No 8 Wireless Unit Tanjore  
No 5028 AMES Tada  
Refuelling and Re-arming Party Ulunderpet  
Care and Maintenance Party Vizagapatam  
No 2000 AMES Waltair  
No 42 Sqn Yelahanka Blenheim V
No 272 AMES Batticaloa  
No 5009 AMES Chapel Hill  
RAF Station China Bay    
No 321 Sqn RAF China Bay Catalina
No 990 Sqn - Detachment RAF China Bay Mk VI Balloons
No 1 Fixed Torpedo Unit RAF China Bay  
RAF Station Colombo    
No 222 Group RAF Colombo  
No 62 Repair and Salvage Unit RAF Colombo  
No 89 Air Stores Park RAF Colombo  
No 45 Embarkation Unit RAF Colombo  
No 22 Wireless Unit RAF Colombo  
No 990 Sqn RAF Colombo Mk VI Balloons
Calibration Flight RAF Colombo  
No 25 Wireless Unit RAF Colombo  
No 203 ASR Unit RAF Colombo  
No 13 Mobile Servicing Unit (Torpedo) RAF Colombo  
No 20 Sector Operations Room RAF Colombo  
No 30 Sqn RAF Colombo Hurricane
No 128 Repair and Salvage Unit Dambulla  
No 93 Air Stores Park Dambulla  
No 3 Sector Operations Room Dambulla  
No 258 Sqn Dambulla Hurricane
No 539 AMES Dutch Tower  
No 292 AMES Elizabeth Point  
Transit Camp Galle  
No 209 AMES Galle  
No 4 AMES Horton Plain  
No 553 AMES Hambantota  
No 552 AMES Kandaloya  
No 296 AMES Kilinochcli  
No 5010 AMES Kodiputumala  
No 1 Explosives Park Kurunegala  
RAF Station Kogalla    
No 205 Sqn RAF Kogalla Catalina
No 413 Sqn RCAF RAF Kogalla Catalina
No 524 AMES Mount Lavinia  
No 858 AMES Manning Town  
RAF Station Minneriya    
No 538 AMES Mutwal  
No 546 AMES Namunukula  
No 589 AMES Palavaki  
RAF Station Ratmalana    
Communication Flight RAF Ratmalana  
No 273 Sqn RAF Ratmalana Hurricane
No 2 Explosives Park RAF Ratmalana  
No 2 Fixed Torpedo Unit RAF Ratmalana  
No 160 Sqn RAF Ratmalana Liberator
No 290 AMES Ridgeway  
No 254 AMES Ridgeway  
No 849 AMES Ridgeway  
No 3 AMES Trincomalee  
No 2 Operations Room Trincomalee  
ASR Unit Trincomalee  
No 22 Sqn Vavuniya Beaufort
No 217 Sqn Vavuniya Hudson
Maldive Islands
No 2001 AMES Addu Attol  
Island Base Addu Attol Under RAF Kogalla
Chagos Islands
Island Base Diego Garcia Under RAF Kogalla
Units in China (Under No 224 Group)
HQ RAF in China Chengtu  
No 517 AMES Chengtu  
No 677 AMES Kunming  
Units not yet located
No 211 Sqn    
No 191 Sqn    
No 354 Sqn    
No 90 Air Stores Park    
No 97 Air Stores Park    
No 83 Repair and Salvage Unit    
No 84 Repair and Salvage Unit    
Nos 176, 177 & 178 Wing    
Nos 227 & 228 ASR Units    
No 63 Embarkation Unit, Cochin    
Nos 1571 - 1574 Gunnery Flights    
No 321 Maintenance Unit    
US Army Air Force (10th Air Force) India and China

Ancillary units are not shown

China Task Force (10th Air Force) Chungking  
HQ 10th Air Force New Delhi  
23rd Fighter Group comprising: -
  • 74th Sqn
  • 75th Sqn
  • 76th Sqn
Kunming (China)
  • Kunming (China)
  • Kunming (China)
  • Kunming (China)
51st Fighter Group comprising: -
  • 16th Sqn
  • 25th Sqn
  • 26th Sqn


  • Kunming (China)
  • Sookerating
  • Dinjan
341st Bombardment Group (Medium) comprising: -
  • 11th Sqn
  • 22nd Sqn
  • 490th Sqn
  • 491st Sqn
  • Kunming (China)
  • Chakulia
  • Ondal
  • Chakulia
7th Bombardment Group (Heavy) comprising: -
  • 9th Sqn
  • 436th Sqn
  • 492nd Sqn
  • 493rd Sqn
  • Pandaveswar
  • Gaya
  • Karachi
  • Karachi
B-17 to be re-equipped with B-24s

Source - April 1943 SD161

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