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British Air Forces of Occupation (Germany) - September 1945


[BAFO | No 2 Group | No 83 Group | No 84 Group | No 85 Group | No 34 Wing]

Units administered directly by HQ BAFO

AHQ (Operations) - c/o British Liberation Army

AHQ (Administration) - c/o British Liberation Army

All units in BAFO were still considered mobile and their locations were not given in SD161

AOC-in-C, BAFO was the administrative authority of all RAF Units on the Continent.

 
Unit
BAFO Photographic Negative Library
BAFO Communication Wing
BAFO (Operations) Signals Unit
BAFO (Administration) Signals Unit
No 1 Mobile Field Photographic Section
No 4 Mobile Field Photographic Section
No 5 Mobile Field Photographic Section
No 6 (RCAF) Mobile Field Photographic Section
No 7 Mobile Field Photographic Section
No 365 Wireless Unit
No 1 ADLS Traffic Office
No 5450 Mobile Signals Unit, Type CA
No 5452 Mobile Signals Unit, Type CA
No 5295 Mobile Signals Unit, Type J
No 5141 Mobile Signals Unit, Type Q
No 5248 Mobile Signals Unit, Type Q
No 5251 Mobile Signals Unit, Type Q
No 5187 Mobile Signals Unit, Type W
No 5442 Mobile Signals Unit, Type W
No 5448 Mobile Signals Unit, Type W

No 2 Group

HQ - c/o British Liberation Army

 
Unit Unit
No 136 Wing HQ No 4 Mobile Radar Control Post
No 137 Wing HQ No 73 MT Light Repair Unit
No 138 Wing HQ No 55 Mobile Field Hospital
No 139 Wing HQ No 17 Personnel Transit Centre
No 140 Wing HQ No 5013  Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 2001 (Air Disarmament) Wing No 5053  Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 2002 (Air Disarmament) Wing No 5132  Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 8303 (Air Disarmament) Wing No 5133  Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 8502 (Air Disarmament) Wing No 5473  Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 8701 (Air Disarmament) Wing No 5474  Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 14 Sqn No 5476 Mobile Signals Unit (Type D)
No 6014 Servicing Echelon No 5280 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 21 Sqn No 5285 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 6021 Servicing Echelon No 5304 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 69 Sqn No 5471 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 6069 Servicing Echelon No 5288 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 98 Sqn No 5289 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 6098 Servicing Echelon No 5293 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 107 Sqn No 5294 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 6107 Servicing Echelon No 5308 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 180 Sqn No 545 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 6180 Servicing Echelon No 577 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 226 Sqn No 5488 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 6226 Servicing Echelon No 5489 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 305 (Polish) Sqn No 5490 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 6305 Servicing Echelon No 5491 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 342 (Free French) Sqn No 5492 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 6342 Servicing Echelon No 5493 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 464 Sqn RAAF No 5494 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 6464 Servicing Echelon No 5495 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 487 Sqn RNZAF No 5496 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 6487 Servicing Echelon No 5497 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 605 Sqn No 55002 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 6605 Servicing Echelon No 55003 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 613 Sqn No 55125 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 6613 Servicing Echelon No 5298  Mobile Signals Unit (Type P)
No 652 Sqn No 5299  Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 662 Sqn No 55076  Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 2 Group Disbandment Centre No 55079  Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 2 Group Communication Sqn No 55080  Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 2 Group Support Unit No 55081  Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 314 Supply and Transport Column No 55082  Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 414 Air Stores Park No 55083  Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 416 Repair and Salvage Unit No 55084  Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 417 Repair and Salvage Unit No 5172 Mobile Signals Unit (Type U)
No 423 Aviation Fuel and Ammunition Park No 5175  Mobile Signals Unit (Type U)

No 83 Group

HQ - c/o British Liberation Army

Unit Unit
No 83 Group Communication Sqn No 658 Sqn
No 83 Group Disbandment Centre No 659 Sqn
No 83 Group Main HQ Mobile Signals Unit No 660 Sqn
No 83 Group Rear HQ Mobile Signals Unit No 591 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 83 Group Support Unit Mobile Signals Unit No 5014 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
RAF Station Sylt No 5019 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 8302 Air Disarmament Wing No 5104 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 8401 Air Disarmament Wing No 5451 Mobile Signals Unit (Type CA)
No 8403 Air Disarmament Wing No 5453 Mobile Signals Unit (Type CA)
HQ, No 39 (RCAF) Reconnaissance Wing No 5454 Mobile Signals Unit (Type CA)
HQ, No 121 Wing No 5455 Mobile Signals Unit (Type CA)
HQ, No 122 Wing No 55061 Mobile Signals Unit (Type CB)
HQ, No 124 Wing No 55062 Mobile Signals Unit (Type CB)
HQ, No 126 (RCAF)  Wing No 55063 Mobile Signals Unit (Type CB)
No 401 Air Stores Park No 55065 (RCAF) Mobile Signals Unit (Type CB)
No 404 Air Stores Park No 55067 (RCAF) Mobile Signals Unit (Type CB)
No 406 (RCAF) Air Stores Park No 5276 Mobile Signals Unit (Type D)
No 403 Repair and Salvage Unit No 5475 Mobile Signals Unit (Type D)
No 409 Repair and Salvage Unit No 511 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 419 (RCAF) Repair and Salvage Unit No 512 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 407 Aviation Fuel and Ammunition Park No 514 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 426 Refuelling and Re-arming Unit No 515 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 70 MT Light Repair Unit No 516 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 71 MT Light Repair Unit No 519 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 309 Supply and Transport Column No 5402 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 50 Mobile Field Hospital No 5403 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 83 Group Control Centre including: -
  • No 6091 Light Warning Set
  • No 6092 Light Warning Set
  • No 6093 Light Warning Set
  • No 6113 Light Warning Set
  • No 2 Mobile Operations Room Unit
  • No 15053 Type 15 GCI (FFDP)
  • No 15054 Type 15 GCI (FFDP)
No 5481 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 5031 Mobile Signals Unit (Type H)
No 523 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 5035 (RCAF) Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 5307 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 5413 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 5414 (RCAF) Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 5415 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 24 Armament Practice Camp No 5416 (RCAF) Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 25 Armament Practice Camp No 5418 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 14 (BAFO) Armament Practice Camp Servicing Unit No 5419 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 17 (BAFO) Armament Practice Camp Servicing Unit No 5421 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 7 ALG Signals Section No 543 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 2 ADLS Traffic Office No 544 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 13 Personnel Transit Centre No 5024 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 83 Group RAF Police Unit No 5025 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 382 Wireless Unit No 5073 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 2 Mobile Radar Control Post No 5498 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 3 Sqn No 5499 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 6003 Servicing Echelon No 55001 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 26 Sqn No 55004 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 6026 Servicing Echelon No 55005 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 41 Sqn No 55006 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 6041 Servicing Echelon No 55021 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 56 Sqn No 55022 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 6056 Servicing Echelon No 55023 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 80 Sqn No 552 Mobile Signals Unit (Type P)
No 6080 Servicing Echelon No 5231 Mobile Signals Unit (Type P)
No 174 Sqn No 5233 Mobile Signals Unit (Type P)
No 6174 Servicing Echelon No 5311 Mobile Signals Unit (Type P)
No 175 Sqn No 5312 Mobile Signals Unit (Type P)
No 6175 Servicing Echelon No 5242 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 181 Sqn No 5243 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 6181 Servicing Echelon No 5244 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 182 Sqn No 5245 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 6182 Servicing Echelon No 5250 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 184 Sqn No 5261 (RCAF) Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 6184 Servicing Echelon No 5313 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 411 Sqn RCAF No 5315 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 6411 Servicing Echelon No 5384 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 412 Sqn RCAF No 5388 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 6412 Servicing Echelon No 5158 Mobile Signals Unit (Type T)
No 416 Sqn RCAF No 5161 Mobile Signals Unit (Type T)
No 6416 Servicing Echelon No 5163 Mobile Signals Unit (Type U)
No 443 Sqn RNZAF No 5166 Mobile Signals Unit (Type U)
No 6443 Servicing Echelon No 5184 Mobile Signals Unit (Type W)
No 486 Sqn RNZAF No 5440 Mobile Signals Unit (Type W)
No 6486 Servicing Echelon No 5443 Mobile Signals Unit (Type W)
No 504 Sqn No 5446 Mobile Signals Unit (Type W)
No 6504 Servicing Echelon No 5447 Mobile Signals Unit (Type W)
No 653 Sqn No 5449 Mobile Signals Unit (Type W)

No 84 Group

HQ - c/o British Liberation Army

 
Unit Unit
No 84 Group Communication Sqn No 3 Mobile Radar Control Post
No 84 Group Main HQ Mobile Signals Unit No 5275 Mobile Signals Unit (Type B)
No 84 Group Rear HQ Mobile Signals Unit No 5018 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 84 Group Disbandment Centre No 5052 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 8301 Air Disarmament Wing No 5091 (Polish) Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 8304 Air Disarmament Wing No 5472 Mobile Signals Unit (Type C)
No 8402 Air Disarmament Wing No 5456 Mobile Signals Unit (Type CA)
No 8501 Air Disarmament Wing No 55068 Mobile Signals Unit (Type CB)
HQ, No 35 Reconnaissance Wing No 55069 Mobile Signals Unit (Type CB)
HQ, No 123 Wing No 55070 (Polish) Mobile Signals Unit (Type CB)
HQ, No 131 (Polish) Wing No 55072 Mobile Signals Unit (Type CB)
HQ, No 145 Wing No 55073 Mobile Signals Unit (Type CB)
HQ, No 146 Wing No 55074 Mobile Signals Unit (Type CB)
RAF Unit Valkenrode No 5277 Mobile Signals Unit (Type D)
No 402 Air Stores Park No 5477 Mobile Signals Unit (Type D)
No 408 (Polish) Air Stores Park No 517 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 418 Air Stores Park No 518 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 422 Aviation Fuel and Ammunition Park No 5109 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 11 (BAFO) Armament Practice Camp No 5110 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 18 (BAFO) Armament Practice Camp Servicing Unit No 5111 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 427 Refuelling and Re-arming Unit No 5112 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 411 (Polish) Repair and Salvage Unit No 5113 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 412 Repair and Salvage Unit No 5283 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 413 Repair and Salvage Unit No 5405 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 420 Repair and Salvage Unit No 5411 Mobile Signals Unit (Type G)
No 312 Supply and Transport Column No 5006 Mobile Signals Unit (Type H)
No 72 (Polish) MT Light Repair Unit No 5116 Mobile Signals Unit (Type H)
No 74 MT Light Repair Unit No 5062 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 84 Group Control Centre including: -
  • No 6081 Light Warning Set
  • No 6089 Light Warning Set
  • No 3 Mobile Operations Room Unit
  • No 15061 Type 15 GCI (FFDP)
  • No 15062 Type 15 GCI (FFDP)
  • No 15071 Type 15 GCI (FFDP)
No 5063 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 5086 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 5089 (Polish ) Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 5118 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 5120 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 5122 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 5123 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 16 ALG Signals Section No 5226 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 14 Personnel Transit Centre No 5227 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 84 Group RAF Police Unit No 5229 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 3 ADLS Traffic Office No 5230 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 54 Mobile Field Hospital No 5290 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 2 Sqn No 5309 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 6002 Servicing Echelon No 5422 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 4 Sqn No 5427 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 6004 Servicing Echelon No 5429 Mobile Signals Unit (Type J)
No 33 Sqn No 5040 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 6033 Servicing Echelon No 5068 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 193 Sqn No 5069 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 6193 Servicing Echelon No 5485 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 197 Sqn No 5486 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 6197 Servicing Echelon No 5487 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 198 Sqn No 55024 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 6198 Servicing Echelon No 55025 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 268 Sqn No 55026 Mobile Signals Unit (Type K)
No 6268 Servicing Echelon No 594 Mobile Signals Unit (Type P)
No 302 Sqn No 5317 Mobile Signals Unit (Type P)
No 6302 Servicing Echelon No 5318 Mobile Signals Unit (Type P)
No 308 Sqn No 5373 Mobile Signals Unit (Type P)
No 6308 Servicing Echelon No 5374 Mobile Signals Unit (Type P)
No 317 Sqn No 5083 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 6317 Servicing Echelon No 5140 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 322 Sqn No 5240 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 6322 Servicing Echelon No 5249 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q
No 340 Sqn No 5385 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 6341 Servicing Echelon No 5386 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 341 Sqn No 5387 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 6329 Servicing Echelon No 5389 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 345 Sqn No 5390 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 6340 Servicing Echelon No 5391 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 349 Sqn No 5394 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 6349 Servicing Echelon No 5438 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 350 Sqn No 55075 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 6350 Servicing Echelon No 55077 Mobile Signals Unit (Type Q)
No 451 Sqn RAAF No 5159 Mobile Signals Unit (Type T)
No 6451 Servicing Echelon No 5160 Mobile Signals Unit (Type T)
No 453 Sqn RAAF No 5170 Mobile Signals Unit (Type U)
No 6453 Servicing Echelon No 5171 Mobile Signals Unit (Type U)
No 609 Sqn No 5185 Mobile Signals Unit (Type W)
No 6609 Servicing Echelon No 5186 Mobile Signals Unit (Type W)
No 657 Sqn No 5439 Mobile Signals Unit, Type W
No 661 Sqn No 5441 Mobile Signals Unit (Type W)
No 664 Sqn No 5444 Mobile Signals Unit, Type W
No 70001 AMES Type 70 No 5445 Mobile Signals Unit (Type W)
No 1 Mobile Radar Control Post  

No 85 Group

HQ - c/o British Liberation Army

 
Unit Unit
RAF Station Brussels/Evere No 5310 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'J')
RAF Station Gatow No 5232 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'P')
British Air Command, Berlin No 5319 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'P')
British Air Command Communications Flight No 5372 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'P')
RAF Unit Brussels No 5142 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'Q')
No 8 Special ?Liaison Unit No 5241 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'Q')
SHAEF (RAF) Communication Sqn No 5246 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'Q')
BAFO Air Information Unit No 5247 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'Q')
No 290 Sqn No 5314 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'Q')
No 85 Group Communication Sqn No 5316 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'Q')
BAFO Police HQ Unit No 5383 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'Q')
BAFO Field Punishment and Detention Unit No 5392 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'Q')
BAFO Base Censorship Unit No 5393 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'Q')
BAFO Personnel Holding Unit No 5162 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'T')
No 6 Film Processing Unit No 5173 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'T')
No 8 RAF General Hospital No 5164 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'U')
No 53 Mobile Field Hospital No 5165 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'U')
Base Personnel Centre No 5167 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'U')
No 18 Personnel Transit Centre No 5168 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'U')
No 313 Supply and Transport Column No 5169 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'U')
No 317 Supply and Transport Column No 5174 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'U')
No 75 MT Light Repair Unit No 5176 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'U')
No 76 MT Light Repair Unit No 5177 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'U')
No 424 Aviation Fuel and Ammunition Park No 5183 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'W')
No 52 Repair Unit (Plant) No 85 Group RAF Police Unit
No 151 Repair Unit (Aircraft) No 2 Transportable Oxygen Plant
No 4 ADLS Traffic Office No 3 Transportable Oxygen Plant
No 431 Equipment Park No 3 Base Recovery Unit
Base Signals Centre No 5 MT Base Unit
No 85 Group Signals Unit BAFO Welfare Unit
No 15 Heavy Mobile W/T Unit BAFO Air Publications Distribution Centre
No 16 Heavy Mobile W/T Unit No 70000 AMES Type 70
No 17 Heavy Mobile W/T Unit No 70001 AMES Type 70
No 6 Base Signals and Radar Unit No 69 Wing (including): -
  • No 350 Mobile Radio Unit
  • No 358 Mobile Radio Unit
  • No 15081 GCI
  • No 15083 GCI
  • No 15120 GCI
  • No 15122 GCI
  • No 15128 GCI
  • No 14037 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 14)
  • No 14052 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 14)
  • No 63116 AMES Type 63
  • No 66001 AMES Type 66
  • No 55053 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'CW')
No 55071 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'CB')
No 5213 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'G')
No 5280 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'G')
No 5281 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'G')
No 5282 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'G')
No 5284 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'G')
No 5286 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'G')
No 5287 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'G')
No 5480 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'G')
No 5225 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'J')
No 5228 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'J')
No 5292 Mobile Signals Unit (Type 'J')

No 34 Wing

HQ - c/o British Liberation Army

Unit
No 16 Sqn
No 6016 Servicing Echelon
No 140 Sqn
No 6140 Servicing Echelon
No 1401 (Meteorological) Flight
No 34 Wing Support Unit
No 34 Wing Communication Flt
No 34 Wing Mobile Signals Unit

Source - SD161 (60th Edition) - September 1945

[BAFO | No 2 Group | No 83 Group | No 84 Group | No 85 Group | No 34 Wing]

This page was last updated on 08/11/22  

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