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Flying Training Command - July 1945


[Command HQ | No 21 Group | No 23 Group | No 25 Group | No 29 Group | No 50 Group | No 51 Group | No 54 Group | Southern Rhodesia]

Command HQ - RAF Shinfield Park, Reading, Berkshire

Units administered directly by Command HQ

Unit Location/Address Notes
Central Examination Board Twyford

No 21 (Training) Group

HQ - RAF Spittlegate, Grantham, Lincolnshire

Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Calveley    
RAF Station Wrexham   Satellite airfield (Calveley)
RAF Station Condover    
C & M Party RAF Condover  
RAF Station Caistor   Satellite airfield (Condover)
RAF Station Coleby Grange   Satellite airfield (Condover)
RAF Station Wellingore   Satellite airfield (Condover)
RAF Station Cranwell   Station in Technical Training Command
No 19 Service Flying Training School RAF Cranwell
RAF Station Hucknall    
No 25 (Polish) Elementary Flying Training School RAF Hucknall
Air Crew Training Centre (Polish) RAF Hucknall
RAF Station Papplewick Moor   Satellite airfield (Hucknall)
RAF Station Kirknewton
C & M Party RAF Kirknewton
RAF Station Montrose Montrose, Angus.  
No 1541 (BAT) Flt RAF Montrose  
RAF Station Stracathro   Satellite airfield (Montrose)
RAF Station Edzell   Satellite airfield (Montrose). Station in Maintenance Command
RAF Station Kinnell   Satellite airfield (Montrose)
RAF Station Fordoun   Satellite airfield (Montrose)
RAF Station Newton Newton, Nottinghamshire
No 16 (Polish) Flying Training School RAF Newton
RAF Station Orston   Satellite airfield (Newton)
RAF Station Tollerton   Satellite airfield (Newton)
RAF Station Peterborough Westwood, Peterborough, Northamptonshire
No 7 Service Flying Training School RAF Peterborough  
RAF Station Sibson   Satellite airfield (Peterborough)
RAF Station Sutton Bridge   Satellite airfield (Peterborough)
RAF Station Sherburn in Elmet
C & M Party RAF Sherburn in Elmet
RAF Station Spittlegate Grantham, Lincolnshire
No 17 Service Flying Training School RAF Spittlegate
RAF Station Harlaxton   Satellite airfield (Spittlegate)
RAF Station Ternhill Tern Hill, Market Drayton, Shropshire
No 5 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit RAF Ternhill  
RAF Station Atcham   Satellite airfield (Ternhill)
RAF Station Chetwynd   Satellite airfield (Ternhill)
RAF Station Wheaton Aston
No 21 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit RAF Wheaton Aston  
No 1517 (BAT) Flt RAF Wheaton Aston  
RAF Station Perton   Satellite airfield (Wheaton Aston)
RAF Station Poulton   Satellite airfield (Wheaton Aston)

No 23 (Training) Group

HQ - RAF South Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Babdown Farm    
C & M Party RAF Babdown Farm  
RAF Station Castle Combe   Satellite airfield (Babdown Farm)
RAF Station Beaulieu    
Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment RAF Beaulieu  
No 1532 (BAT) Flt RAF Babdown Farm
RAF Station Long Newnton   Satellite airfield (Babdown Farm)
No 2892 LAA Sqn, RAF Regiment RAF Beaulieu  
RAF Station Boscombe Down Boscombe Down, Amesbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire  
Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment RAF Boscombe Down  
Intensive Flying (Development) Flt RAF Boscombe Down  
Aircraft Gun Mounting Establishment RAF Boscombe Down  
Empire Test Pilots' School RAF Boscombe Down Under Ministry of Aircraft Production for operational and technical control
RAF Station Brize Norton Carterton, Oxfordshire  
Flying Training Command Instructors' School RAF Brize Norton
No 21 Heavy Glider Conversion Unit RAF Brize Norton
RAF Station Church Lawford    
No 5 Instructors' School (EVT) RAF Church Lawford  
RAF Station Snitterfield   Satellite airfield (Church Lawford)
RAF Station Warwick   Satellite airfield (Church Lawford)
RAF Station Exeter    
No 3 Glider Training School RAF Exeter  
RAF Station Culmhead   Satellite airfield (Exeter)
RAF Station Hullavington Stanton St Quinton, Chippenham, Wiltshire  
Empire Central Flying School RAF Hullavington  
ECFS Handling Sqn RAF Hullavington  
RAF Station Kidlington nr Kidlington Station, Kidlington, Oxfordshire  
No 1 Air Crew Holding Unit RAF Kidlington  
Polish Initial Training Wing RAF Kidlington  
RAF Station Croughton   Satellite airfield (Kidlington)
RAF Station Weston-on-the-Green   Satellite airfield (Kidlington)
RAF Station Kiddington   Satellite airfield (Kidlington)
RAF Station Little Rissington Little Rissington, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.  
No 6 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit RAF Little Rissington  
No 1523 (BAT) Flt RAF Little Rissington  
RAF Station Chipping Norton   Satellite airfield (Little Rissington)
RAF Station Windrush   Satellite airfield (Little Rissington)
RAF Station Akeman Street   Satellite airfield (Little Rissington)
RAF Station Chipping Warden   Satellite airfield (Little Rissington)
RAF Station Lulsgate Bottom    
No 3 (A) Flying Instructors' School RAF Lulsgate Bottom  
No 1540 (BAT) Flt RAF Lulsgate Bottom
RAF Station South Cerney South Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire  
No 3 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit RAF South Cerney  
RAF Station Charmy Down C & M Party Satellite airfield (South Cerney)
RAF Station Docking   Satellite airfield (South Cerney), Station in Coastal Command
RAF Station Weston Zoylnd   Satellite airfield (South Cerney), Station in Fighter Command
No 1545 (BAT) Flt RAF South Cerney
RAF Station Upavon Upavon, Marlborough, Wiltshire
No 7 (A) Flying Instructors' School RAF Upavon  
RAF Station Overton Heath   Satellite airfield (Upavon)
RAF Station Winkleigh    
Norwegian Training Base RAF Winkleigh  

No 25 (Armament) Group

HQ - Buntingsdale Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Barrow    
No 10 Air Gunners School RAF Barrow  
RAF Station Cark Cark-in-Cartmel, Lancashire  
Staff Pilot Training Unit RAF Cark  
RAF Station Catfoss Catfoss, nr Hull, East Yorkshire  
Central Gunnery School RAF Catfoss  
RAF Station Halfpenny Green    
No 3 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit RAF Halfpenny Green
RAF Station Manby Manby, Louth, Lincolnshire  
Empire Air Armament School RAF Manby  
RAF Station Millom Haverigg, Millom, Cumberland  
C & M Party RAF Millom  
RAF Station Mona    
RAF Station Penrhos Penrhos, Pwihelli  
No 2 Air Crew Holding Unit RAF Penrhos  
RAF Station Hells Mouth   Satellite airfield (Penrhos)
RAF Station Llandwrog   Satellite airfield (Penrhos)
RAF Station Shawbury    
Empire Air Navigation School RAF Shawbury  

 

No 29 (Training) Group

HQ - Dumfries

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Andreas    
No 11 Air Gunners School RAF Andreas
RAF Station Bishops Court    
No 7 Air Navigation School RAF Bishops Court
RAF Station Catterick    
Air Crew Allocation Centre RAF Catterick
RAF Station Dalcross    
No 2 Air Gunners School RAF Dalcross
RAF Station Dumfries    
No 10 Air Navigation School RAF Dumfries
RAF Station Jurby Jurby, Ramsey, Isle of Man  
No 5 Air Navigation School RAF Jurby
Initial Air Navigation School RAF Jurby
Training Flying Control Centre RAF Ramsey  
RAF Station West Freugh West Freugh, Stranraer, Wigtownshire  
RAF Station Wigtown Wigtown Wigtownshire  
No 1 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit RAF Wigtown

 

No 50 (Training) Group

HQ - Silvesters, Berkeley Avenue, Reading

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Booker    
No 21 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Booker  
RAF Station Denham   Satellite airfield (Booker)
RAF Station Cambridge    
No 22 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Cambridge  
RAF Station Caxton Gibbet   Satellite airfield (Cambridge)
RAF Station Clyffe Pypard    
No 29 Elementary Flying Training School Clyffe Pypard  
RAF Station Alton Barnes   Satellite airfield (Clyffe Pypard)
RAF Station Elstree    
Central Link Trainer School RAF Elstree  
RAF Station Fair Oaks    
No 18 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Fairoaks  
RAF Station Winkfield   Satellite airfield (Fair Oaks)
RAF Station Bray   Satellite airfield (Fair Oaks)
RAF Station Panshanger    
No 1 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Panshanger  
Central Link Trainer School Flt RAF Panshanger  
RAF Station Hatfield   Satellite airfield (Panshanger)
RAF Station Shellingford    
No 3 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Shellingford  
RAF Station Sywell    
No 6 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Sywell  
RAF Station Denton   Satellite airfield (Sywell)
RAF Station Theale    
No 26 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Theale  
RAF Station Watchfield    
School of Flying Control RAF Watchfield  
Airfield Controllers School RAF Watchfield  
No 1547 (BAT) Flt RAF Watchfield
RAF Station Kelmscott   Satellite airfield (Watchfield)
RAF Station Wanborough   Satellite airfield (Watchfield)
RAF Station Woodley    
No 10 (E) Flying Instructors School RAF Woodley  
RAF Station Henley   Satellite airfield (Woodley)
RAF Station Waltham St Lawrence   Satellite airfield (Woodley)
RAF Station Worcester    
No 2 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Worcester  

No 51 (Training) Group

HQ - Moorfield House, Alma Road, Otley Road, Leeds 6

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Brough Brough Aerodrome, Brough, East Yorkshire  
No 4 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Brough  
RAF Station Bellasize   Satellite airfield (Brough)
RAF Station Carlisle Kingstown Airport, Carlisle, Cumberland  
No 15 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Carlisle  
RAF Station Burnfoot   Satellite airfield (Carlisle)
RAF Station Kirkpatrick   Satellite airfield (Carlisle)
RAF Station Derby Burnaston Aerodrome, Derby  
No 16 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Derby  
RAF Station Battlestead Hill   Satellite airfield (Derby)
RAF Station Desford Desford Aerodrome, Leicester
No 7 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Desford  
RAF Station Braunstone   Satellite airfield (Desford)
RAF Station Elmdon Elmdon, nr Birmingham  
No 14 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Elmdon  
RAF Station Hockley Heath   Satellite airfield (Elmdon)
RAF Station Perth Municipal Aerodrome, Perth.  
No 11 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Perth  
RAF Station Whitefield   Satellite airfield (Perth)
RAF Station Sealand   Station in Maintenance Command
No 24 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Sealand  
RAF Station Little Sutton   Satellite airfield (Sealand)
RAF Station Wolverhampton    
No 28 Elementary Flying Training School RAF  Wolverhampton  
Pupil Pilots Pool RAF  Wolverhampton  
RAF Station Penkridge   Satellite airfield (Wolverhampton)

No 54 (Training) Group

HQ - RAF Sunningdale, Berkshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Bournemouth    
No 3  RCAF Personnel Reception Centre RAF Bournemouth
RCAF Band RAF Bournemouth
RAF Station Bridgnorth Bridgnorth Shropshire  
No 7 Air Crew Reception Centre RAF Bridgnorth  
No 30 Reception and Classification Wing RAF Bridgnorth  
No 34 Reception and Classification Wing RAF Bridgnorth  
Personnel Selection, WAAF Training School RAF Bridgnorth  
RAF Station Brighton    
No 11  RAAF Personnel Despatch and Reception Centre RAF Brighton  
No 12  RNZAF Personnel Despatch and Reception Centre RAF Brighton  
RAF Station Cardington Bedford, Bedfordshire  
Nos 4 & 7 Aviation Candidate Selection Boards RAF Cardington Station in Balloon Command
RAF Station Coventry    
Air Crew Disposal Unit RAF Coventry  
RAF Station Cranage    
No 4 Air Crew Holding Unit RAF Cranage  
RAF Station Eastchurch Eastchurch, Sheerness, Kent  
Combined Re-selection Centre RAF Eastchurch  
RAF Station Harrogate Spa Hotel, Harrogate, West Yorkshire  
No 7 Personnel Reception Centre RAF Harrogate
RAF Station Heaton Park    
Air Crew Despatch Centre RAF Heaton Park  
RAF Station Innsworth Innsworth, Gloucester, Gloucestershire Station in TTC
Book Distribution Centre RAF Innsworth  
RAF Station London (Euston) Euston House, Eversholt Street, London NW1  
Nos 6, 11, 13, 14, 22 & 23 Aviation Candidate Selection Boards RAF London  
RAF Station Morecombe   Station in TTC
Air Crew Training Wing (Polish) RAF Morecombe  
RAF Station Oxford    
Nos 15 Aviation Candidate Selection Board RAF Oxford  
RAF Station Pembrey    
No 3 Air Crew Holding Unit RAF Pembrey  
RAF Station Sheffield   Station in Maintenance Command
Air Crew Refresher School RAF Sheffield  
RAF Station Stormy Down    
French Air Force Depot: -
  • No 23 (French) ITW
  • No 4 Air Crew Reception Centre (French)
RAF Stormy Down  
RAF Station Wittering    
No 109 Personnel Reception Centre (Refresher) RAF Wittering
No 110 Personnel Reception Centre (Refresher) RAF Wittering

RAF Units in Southern Rhodesia

Administered by the Rhodesian Air Training Group

 
School Location Notes
Initial Training Wing Kumalo, Bulawayo  
No 26 Elementary Flying Training School Guinea Fowl, Gwelo  
No 27 Elementary Flying Training School Induna, Bulawayo  
No 28 Elementary Flying Training School Mount Hampden, nr Salisbury  
No 20 Service Flying Training School Cranborne, Salisbury  
No 22 Service Flying Training School Thornhill, Bulawayo  
No 23 Service Flying Training School Heany, Bulawayo  
Central Flying School, Rhodesia Norton, nr Salisbury  
No 31 Aircraft Repair Depot Cranborne, Salisbury  
No 32 Aircraft Repair Depot Heany, Bulawayo  
Central Maintenance Unit Bulawayo  

Source - SD161 (58th Edition) - July 1945

County names used are those in use at the time

[Command HQ | No 21 Group | No 23 Group | No 25 Group | No 29 Group | No 50 Group | No 51 Group | No 54 Group | Southern Rhodesia]

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