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Other Home Commands/Units - August 1945


[Bomb Disposal | Embarkation Units | RAF Regiment | Airfield Construction | USAAF]

Bomb Disposal Units

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
a) United Kingdom
HQ Bomb Disposal Wing RAF Doncaster  
No 6234 Flt RAF Doncaster  
No 6235 Flt RAF Doncaster  
No 6236 Flt RAF Doncaster  
No 6237 Flt RAF Doncaster  
No 5131 Bomb Disposal Sqn comprising: - RAF Snaith  
No 6202 Flt RAF Grangemouth  
No 6204 Flt (Main) RAF Snaith  
No 6204 Flt (Detachment) RAF Dishforth  
No 5133 Bomb Disposal Sqn comprising: - RAF Waterbeach  
No 6215 Flt RAF Digby  
No 6217 Flt RAF Waterbeach  
No 6219 Flt RAF Feltwell  
No 6221 Flt RAF Hornchurch  
No 5134 Bomb Disposal Sqn comprising: - RAF West Malling  
No 6209 Flt RAF West Malling  
No 6226 Flt RAF Harwell  
b) British Forces of Occupation (Air Disarmament)
No 5130 Bomb Disposal Sqn No 2 Group  
No 6201 Flt No 2 Group  
No 6213 Flt No 2 Group  
No 5132 Bomb Disposal Sqn comprising: - No 83 Group  
No 6208 Flt No 83 Group  
No 6211 Flt No 83 Group  
No 6224 Flt No 83 Group  
No 5135 Bomb Disposal Sqn comprising: - No 2 Group  
No 6203 Flt No 2 Group  
No 6205 Flt, No 2 Group  
No 6207 Flt No 2 Group  
No 6223 Flt No 2 Group  
No 6229 Flt No 2 Group  
No 5137 Bomb Disposal Sqn comprising: - No 83 Group  
No 6220 Flt No 83 Group  
No 6225 Flt No 83 Group  
No 5138 Bomb Disposal Sqn comprising: - No 84 Group  
No 6214 Flt No 84 Group  
No 5139 Bomb Disposal Sqn comprising: - No 85 Group  
No 6206 Flt, No 85 Group  
No 6210 Flt No 85 Group  
No 5140 Bomb Disposal Sqn comprising: - No 84 Group  
No 6212 Flt No 84 Group  
No 6216 Flt No 84 Group  
No 6222 Flt No 84 Group  
No 6228 Flt No 84 Group  
Fighter Command    
No 6218 Flt No 88 Group  

Embarkation Units

Operational control and personnel matters relating to officers manning the Embarkation Units was vested in the Director of Movements at the Air Ministry but the parent stations were responsible for pay, accounting and administration of airmen.

 
Unit Location/Address Parent Unit
No 12 Aberdeen Dyce
No 85 Antwerp No 85 Group
No 4 Avonmouth Filton
No 29 Ayr No 8 Embarkation Unit
No 11 Belfast Belfast
No 71 Cardiff No 7 MT Company
No 89 Calais No 85 Group
No 98 Dieppe No 87 Group
No 32 Douglas Jurby
No 8 Glasgow Self-accounting
No 86 Hamburg No 85 Group
No 21 Hull Sutton-on-Hull
No 9 Leith HQ, No 17 Group, Edinburgh
No 101 Leith No 88 Group
No 10 Lerwick Sumburgh
No 3 Liverpool Self-accounting
No 35 Lochboisdale Benbecula
No 1 London Self-accounting
No 90 Marseilles No 87 Group
No 95 Newhaven Brighton
No 6 Newport No 7 MT Company
No 37 Oban Helensburgh
No 30 Port Ellen Port Ellen C & M Party
No 17 Preston HQ, No 9 Group
No 13 Reykjavik Reykjavik
No 2 Southampton Self-accounting
No 36 Stornoway Stornoway
No 14 Stranraer Castle Kennedy
No 22 Stromness Skeabrae
No 7 Swansea No 7 MT Company
No 27 Thurso Castletown
No 31 Tiree Tiree

RAF Regiment Squadrons (Home)

Number

Group

Location

a) RAF Regiment Wing HQs

1318

88

Mobile

1333

11

Manston

1335

103 Wing

Mobile

1336

88

Mobile

1337

103 Wing

Mobile

1338

103 Wing

Mobile
Anti-Aircraft Squadrons

2701

84

 

2703

83

 

2704

11

Llanbedr

2707

60

Swingate

2709

11

Llanbedr

2715

85

 

2720

11

Tangmere

2723

12

Chilbolton

2727

11

Bradwell Bay

2734

83

 

2736

84

 

2753

HQ Bomber Command

 

2758

11

Manston

2760

85

 

2763

8

Wyton

2766

11 Andrews Field

2767

12 Molesworth

2768

2

 

2769

11

West Malling

2791

84

 

2794

83

 

2795

11

Llanbedr

2799

1

Fiskerton

2800

84

 

2803

12

Molesworth

2809

83

 

2812

2

 

2817

83

 

2819

83

 

2823

85

 

2824

2

 

2826

83

 

2834

83

 

2838

2

 

2845

84

 

2847

11

Biggin Hill

2872

84

 

2873

84

 

2874

84

 

2875

Fighter Command

 

2876

83

 

2880

84

 

2881

84

 

2893

3

Witchford

2898

91

Abingdon
Armoured Squadrons

2742

85

 

2757

84

 

2777

84

 

2781

83

 

2804

BAFO

 

2806

83

 
Rifle Squadrons

2710

83  

2713

85  

2717

84  

2719

84  

2724

84  

2726

83  

2729

BAFO  

2731

2  

2737

88  

2738

85

 

2740

83

 

2741

85

 

2747

19

Davidstow Moor

2749

2

 

2750

2

 

2765

83

 

2770

2

 

2773

84

 

2778

19

Davidstow Moor

2786

85

 

2792

19

Davidstow Moor

2793

19

Davidstow Moor

2796

19

Davidstow Moor

2798

83

 

2805

83

 

2807

34 Wing

 

2811

85

 

2814

84

 

2816

84

 

2821

19

Davidstow Moor

2822

83  

2827

83  

2829

84  

2830

88  

2831

2  

2843

84  

2844

84  

2848

85  

2853

2  

2856

83  

2858

84  

2862

BAFO  

2863

2  

2865

85  

2868

83  

2871

2  

2878

84  

2879

2  

2883

BAFO  

2886

19

Davidstow Moor

2889

19

Davidstow Moor

2897

103 Wing

 

2949

88

 

Airfield Construction Units

 

Works Unit

Flight

Location

5020 Airfield Construction Sqn

No 247 Group

HQ

Azores

4838 Azores

5554 Artisan Flight

Azores

5021 Airfield Construction Sqn

RAF Iceland

HQ

Reykjavik

No 4866 Construction Flight

RAF Gibraltar

  Gibraltar
RAF Plant Depot

No 53 Wing, Maintenance Command

  Hatfield
5351 Airfield Construction Wing -  No 11 Group (St Albans)

5003 Airfield Construction Sqn

No 5351 ACW

HQ

Pinner

4629
4645
4646
4647
4648
4649
4650
4651
4652
4653
4724

5507 Artisan Flight

5508 Artisan Flight

5509 Artisan Flight

5004 Airfield Construction Sqn

No 5351 ACW

HQ

Uxbridge
4656
4657
4658
4659
4660
4661
4663
4664
4665
4686
4841

5510 Artisan Flight

5511 Artisan Flight

5512 Artisan Flight

5011 Airfield Construction Sqn

No 5351 ACW

HQ

West Malling

4741
4742
4744
4745
4746
4748
4749
4750
4751
4843

5531 Artisan Flight

5532 Artisan Flight

5533 Artisan Flight

5015 Airfield Construction Sqn

No 5351 ACW

HQ

Harlaxton
4714
4723
4790
4791
4792
4793
4794
4795
4796
4797
4798

5546 Artisan Flight

5547 Artisan Flight

5548 Artisan Flight

5201 Plant Sqn

No 5351 ACW

HQ Hatfield

5029 (Polish) Airfield Construction Sqn

No 5351 ACW

HQ

Gatwick
5352 Airfield Construction Wing - No 85  (Base) Group

5001 Airfield Construction Sqn

No 5352 ACW

HQ

 
4620  
4621  
4622  
4623  
4625  
4628  
4633  
4635  
4846  
5501 Artisan Flight  
5502 Artisan Flight  

5013 Airfield Construction Sqn

No 5352 ACW

HQ

 
4717  
4718  
4720  
4766  
4768  
4769  
4772  
4773  
4774  
4775  

5540 Artisan Flight

 

5541 Artisan Flight

 

5014 Airfield Construction Sqn

No 5352 ACW

HQ

 
4778  
4779  
4780  
4781  
4784  
4785  
4787  
4815  
4817  
4844  

5543 Artisan Flight

 

5544 Artisan Flight

 

5202 Plant Sqn

No 5352 ACW

HQ  
5353 Airfield Construction Wing (Bomber Command) - Gosfield

5005 (Type A) Airfield Construction Sqn

No 5353 ACW

HQ

Gosfield

4671
4672
4674
4675

5514 Artisan Flight

5515 Artisan Flight

5394 (Type I) Plant Flight
5395 (Type I) MT Flight
5396 (Type I) Workshop Flight

5008  (Type A) Airfield Construction Sqn

No 5353 ACW

HQ

Gosfield

4708
4709
4712
4713

5524 Artisan Flight

5539 Artisan Flight

5397 (Type I) Plant Flight
5398 (Type I) MT Flight
5399 (Type I) Workshop Flight

5012  (Type A) Airfield Construction Sqn

No 5353 ACW

HQ

Gosfield
4759
4760
4761
4763

5537 Artisan Flight

5538 Artisan Flight

5400 (Type I) Plant Flight
5401 (Type I) MT Flight
5402 (Type I) Workshop Flight
5203 (Type B) Airfield Construction Sqn

No 5353 ACW

HQ Gosfield
4668
5403 (Type II) Workshop Flight
5404 (Type II) Plant Flight
5405 (Type II) MT Flight
No 5752 M & E Construction Flight
No 5753 M & E Construction Flight
No 4854 Quarrying Flight

No 5353 ACW

   
No 4855 Well Boring Flight

No 5353 ACW

   
5354 Airfield Construction  Wing - No 85 (Base) Group

5006 Airfield Construction Sqn

No 5354 ACW

HQ

 
4669  
4670  
4682  
4683  
4684  
4687  
4688  
4689  
4701  
4704  
4705  
4802  
4805  
4806  

5517 Artisan Flight

 

5518 Artisan Flight

 

5007 Airfield Construction Sqn

No 5354 ACW

HQ

 
4692  
4693  
4694  
4695  
4696  
4698  
4700  
4706  
4754  
4755  
4756  
4808  
4809  

5520 Artisan Flight

 

5521 Artisan Flight

 

5204 Plant Sqn

No 5354 ACW

   
5355 Airfield Construction Wing  (Bomber Command) - Birch

5002 (Type A) Airfield Construction Sqn

No 5355 ACW

HQ

Birch
4636
4637
4638
4639

5504 Artisan Flight

5505 Artisan Flight

5390 (Type I) Plant Flight
5391 (Type I) MT Flight
5392 (Type I) Workshop Flight

5009 (Type A) Airfield Construction Sqn

No 5355 ACW

HQ

Birch

4725
4726
4810
4811

5525 Artisan Flight

5526 Artisan Flight

5393 (Type I) Plant Flight
5394 (Type I) MT Flight
5395 (Type I) Workshop Flight

5017 (Type A) Airfield Construction Sqn

No 5355 ACW

HQ

Birch
4818
4821
4822
4823

5552 Artisan Flight

5553 Artisan Flight

5396 (Type I) Plant Flight
5397 (Type I) MT Flight
5398 (Type I) Workshop Flight

5205 (Type B) Airfield Construction Sqn

No 5355 ACW

HQ Birch
4632
5399 (Type II) Workshop Flight
5400 (Type II) Plant Flight
5401 (Type II) MT Flight
5356 Airfield Construction Wing - No 19 Group (Bristol)

5018 Airfield Construction Sqn

No 5356 ACW

HQ

Abingdon
4711
4747
4827
4828
4829
4831
4832
4833
4834
4835
4839

5555 Artisan Flight

5556 Artisan Flight

5557 Artisan Flight

5027 Airfield Construction Sqn

 No 5356 ACW

HQ

West Malling
4627
4680
4699
4783
4830
4840
4842
4845
4847

5534 Artisan Flight

5535 Artisan Flight

5545 Artisan Flight

5551 Artisan Flight

5558 Artisan Flight

5206 Plant Sqn

No 5356 ACW

  Pen Park

5154 Mechanical and Electrical Sqn

No 18 Group

HQ

Glasgow

5701 M & E Flight

 

5702 M & E Flight

 

5703 M & E Flight

 

5704 M & E Flight

 

5705 M & E Flight

 

5706 M & E Flight

 

5708 M & E Flight

 

5709 M & E Flight

 

5010 Airfield Construction Sqn

No 18 Group

HQ

Glasgow

4710
4729
4730
4732
4733
4734
4735
4736
4737
4738

5528 Artisan Flight

5529 Artisan Flight

5530 Artisan Flight

5357 Airfield Construction Wing - No 85 (Base) Group

5022 Airfield Construction Sqn

 No 5357 ACW

HQ

 
4626  
4685  
4697  
4767  
4782  
4807  
4858 Field Plant Flight  

5023 Airfield Construction Sqn

 No 5357 ACW

HQ

 
4634  
4673  
4707  
4719  
4762  
4819  
4859 Field Plant Flight  
5358 Airfield Construction Wing (Tiger Force)

5024 (Type A) Airfield Construction Sqn

5358 ACW

HQ

 
4640  
4770  
4771  
4816  

5506 Artisan Flight

 

5527 Artisan Flight

 
5370 (Type I) Plant Flight  
5371 (Type I) MT Flight  
5372 (Type I) Workshop Flight  

5025 (Type A) Airfield Construction Sqn

5358 ACW

HQ

 
4662  
4681  
4722  
4799  

5513 Artisan Flight

 

5523 Artisan Flight

 
5373 (Type I) Plant Flight  
5374 (Type I) MT Flight  
5375 (Type I) Workshop Flight  

5026 (Type A) Airfield Construction Sqn

5358 ACW

HQ

 
4731  
4758  
4814  
4826  

5516 Artisan Flight

 

5542 Artisan Flight

 
5376 (Type I) Plant Flight  
5377 (Type I) MT Flight  
5378 (Type I) Workshop Flight  

5207 (Type B) Airfield Construction Sqn

5358 ACW

HQ

 
4820  
5379 (Type II) Workshop Flight  
5380 (Type II) Plant Flight  
5381 (Type II) MT Flight  
No 4856 Well Boring Flight

5358 ACW

   
No 4857 Quarrying Flight

5358 ACW

   

5016 Airfield Construction Sqn - No 88 Group (Edinburgh)

 

4803  

 

4804  

 

5549 Artisan Flight

 

 

5550 Artisan Flight

 

5155 Mechanical and Engineering Sqn - No 85 (Base) Group

 

No 5754 M & E Construction Flight Mill Green
  No 5756 M & E Construction Flight

 

5713 M & E Flight

 

5722 M & E Flight

5156 Mechanical and Engineering Sqn - Bomber Command (Gosfield)

 

No 5751 M & E Construction Flight Gosfield

 

No 5752 M & E Construction Flight

 

No 5753 M & E Construction Flight

 

No 5755 M & E Construction Flight
  No 5707 M & E Maintenance Flight
  No 5714 M & E Maintenance Flight
No 52 Repair Unit (Plant) - No 85 (Base) Group
No 53 Repair Unit (Plant) - Bomber Command

Stations transferred to USAAF

Alconbury Fowlmere Poynton (Handforth)
Bodney Framlingham Rattlesden
Bovingdon Great Ashfield Raydon
Boxted Grove Sharnbrook
Braybrooke Harrington Snetterton Heath
Burtonwood Honington Stanstead Mountfitchet
Bury St Edmunds Horham Steeple Morden
Chalgrove Kingscliffe Sudbury
Chelveston Knettishall Thorpe Abbots
Debach Lavenham Thurleigh
Debden Leiston Warton
Deopham Green Little Walden Wattisham
Duxford Martlesham Watton
East Wretham Mendlesham Wormingford
Eye Metfield Wortley

Source - SD161 (59th Edition) - August 1945

This page was last updated on 04/11/22

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