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Bomber Command - December 1945


[No 1 Group | No 3 Group | No 5 Group | No 7 Group | No 8 Group | No 26 Group | No 91 Group]

Command HQ - High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Units and stations not yet allocated: -

 

RAF Hardwick RAF Eye RAF Framlingham
RAF Knettishall    

No 1 (Bomber) Group

HQ - Bawtry Hall, Bawtry, Doncaster, West Yorkshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Binbrook    
No 101 Sqn RAF Binbrook Lancaster I/III
RAF Station Kelstern Care and Maintenance Satellite of Binbrook
RAF Station Elsham Wold Elsham, Brigg, Lincolnshire  
No 57 Sqn RAF Elsham Wold Lancaster I/III
No 100 Sqn RAF Elsham Wold Lancaster I/III
RAF Station Faldingworth    
No 300 (Polish) Sqn RAF Faldingworth Lancaster I/III
No 1 Group Communications Flight RAF Finningley Station in No 7 Group
RAF Station Kirmington    
RAF Station North Killingholme    
RAF Station Leeming RAF Leeming  
No 427 Sqn RCAF RAF Leeming Lancaster I/III
No 429 Sqn RCAF RAF Leeming Lancaster I/III
RAF Station Lindholme    
No 50 Sqn RAF Lindholme Lancaster I/III
No 61 Sqn RAF Lindholme Lancaster I/III
RAF Station Sandtoft    
RAF Station Ludford Magna    
RAF Station Scampton    
RAF Station Hemswell    
No 1687 (Bomber) Defence Training Flt RAF Hemswell Spitfire/Hurricane
RAF Station Skipton-on-Swale    
RAF Station Sturgate    
RAF Station Wickenby    
No 12 Sqn RAF Wickenby Lancaster I/III
No 109 Sqn RAF Woodhall Spa Mosquito XVI/PR XVI

No 3 Group

HQ - Exning, nr Newmarket, Cambridgeshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Feltwell    
Central Bombing Establishment RAF Feltwell  
Bombing Development Unit RAF Feltwell  
Bomber Command Radar School RAF Feltwell  
No 1688 (Bomber) Defence Training Flt RAF Feltwell Spitfire/Hurricane
RAF Station Marham    
Bomber Command Film Flight Unit RAF Marham Lancaster I/III, Mosquito XX/25
RAF Station Glatton    
No 15 Movement Control Unit (Air) RAF Glatton  
RAF Station Mildenhall    
No 15 Sqn RAF Mildenhall Lancaster I/III
No 44 (Rhodesia) Sqn RAF Mildenhall Lancaster I/III, Lincoln I/II
RAF Station Methwold    
No 149 Sqn RAF Methwold Lancaster I/III
No 207 Sqn RAF Methwold Lancaster I/III
RAF Station Tuddenham    
No 90 Sqn RAF Tuddenham Lancaster I/III
No 138 Sqn RAF Tuddenham Lancaster I/III
RAF Station Birch    
RAF Station Gosfield    
RAF Station Mepal    
No 7 Sqn RAF Mepal Lancaster I/III
No 49 Sqn RAF Mepal Lancaster I/III
No 3 Group Communications Flight RAF Snailwell Station in Technical Training Command
RAF Station Tibenham    
No 14 Movement Control Unit (Air) RAF Tibenham  
Emergency Runway RAF Woodbridge  
Bomb Ballistic Unit RAF Woodbridge A Ministry of Aircraft Production unit
Blind Landing Experimental Unit RAF Woodbridge  
RAF Station Wyton    

No 5 Group

HQ - Morton Hall, Swinderby, Lincolnshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Coningsby, RAF Coningsby  
No 83 Sqn RAF Coningsby Lancaster I/III
No 97 (Straits Settlement) Sqn RAF Coningsby Lancaster I/III
RAF Station Woodhall Spa    
RAF Station Metheringham    
No 106 Sqn RAF Metheringham Lancaster I/III
No 5 Group Communications Flt RAF Swinderby Station in No 7 Group
No 13 Aircraft Modification Unit RAF Swinderby Station in No 7 Group
RAF Station Waddington  
No 9 Sqn RAF Waddington Lancaster I/III
No 617 Sqn RAF Waddington Lancaster I/III
RAF Station Bardney    
C 7 M Party RAF Bardney  

No 7 Group

HQ - St Vincents, Grantham, Lincolnshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Acaster Malbis    
Care & Maintenance Party RAF Acaster Malbis  
RAF Station Blyton    
No 7 Aircrew Holding Unit RAF Blyton  
RAF Station Burn    
No 10 Aircrew Holding Unit RAF Burn  
RAF Station Cottesmore    
No 1668 Conversion Unit RAF Cottesmore Lancaster I/III
RAF Station Finningley    
Bomber Command Instructors' School, including: -
  • Engine Control Demonstration Unit
  • Bombing Analysis School
  • Central Night Vision Training School
RAF Finningley (Worksop)  
RAF Station North Luffenham RAF North Luffenham  
No 1653 Conversion Unit RAF North Luffenham Lancaster I/III, Beaufighter VI
RAF Station Langer    
Care & Maintenance Party RAF Langer
No 7 Group Communications Flt RAF Spittlegate Station in Flying Training Command
RAF Station Swinderby    
No 1660 Conversion Unit RAF Swinderby Lancaster I/III
RAF Station Wigsley    
No 28 Aircrew Holding Unit RAF Wigsley  
RAF Station Tholthorpe    
RAF Station Topcliffe    
RAF Station Dalton    
Care & Maintenance Party RAF Dalton

No 8 Group

HQ - Castle Hill House, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Bourn    
No 9 Instructors School (EVT) RAF Bourn  
RAF Station Downham Market    
RAF Station Gransden Lodge    
RAF Station Graveley    
No 35 (Madras Presidency) Sqn RAF Graveley Lancaster I/III
No 115 Sqn RAF Graveley Lancaster I/III
RAF Station Upwood    
No 139 (Jamaica) Sqn RAF Upwood Mosquito IV/XVI
No 105 Sqn RAF Upwood Mosquito IX/XVI
Mosquito Major Servicing Section RAF Upwood  
RAF Station Warboys    

No 26 (Signals) Group

HQ - Langley Hall, Slough, Buckinghamshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Baginton Coventry  
No 2 Storage Unit RAF Baginton  
RAF Station Blackbrook    
North-West Signals Centre controlling: -
  • W/T Station
  • LRCR D/F Station
  • LRCR D/F Station
  • LRCR D/F Station
  • LRCR D/F Station
  • LRCR D/F Station
  • LRCR D/F Station
RAF Blackbrook
  • Aston Hill
  • Ballywattick
  • Butser
  • Dyce
  • Old Boston
  • St Eval
  • Sungerdi (Iceland)
RAF Station Bushmills    
Consuls Station RAF Bushmills  
RAF Station Canterbury Canterbury, Kent  
No 363 Wireless Unit RAF Canterbury  
RAF Station Cheadle    
No 361 Wireless Unit controlling: -
  • No 10 D/F Station
  • No 9 D/F Station
  • No 1 D/F Station
  • No 8 D/F Station
  • No 1 Alternative Station
  • No 7 D/F Station
  • No 3 D/F Station
  • No 2 D/F Station
  • No 6 D/F Station
RAF Cheadle
  • Bradwell
  • Highbridge
  • Kinnaber
  • Marston Montgomery
  • Oakhill, Tean
  • Pendeen
  • Sutton Valence
  • Waddington
  • Wick
RAF Station Cheddington    
Radio Vehicle Disposal Unit RAF Cheddington  
Overseas Packing Unit (Signals Equipment) RAF Cheddington  
RAF Station Chicksands    
European Signals Centre RAF Chicksands  
No 362 Wireless Unit controlling: -
  • D/F Station
  • D/F Station
  • D/F Station
  • D/F Station
RAF Chicksands
  • Montrose
  • Pendeen
  • Sutton Valence
  • Waddington
RAF Station Church Green    
No 372 Wireless Unit administering: -
  • W/T Station
  • No 2 Temporary Office Building
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
RAF Church Green
  • Cannon's Corner
  • Eastcote
  • Greatworth
  • Stoke Hammond
RAF Station Chigwell administering: -
  • W/T Field Exercise Camp
  • W/T Field Exercise Camp
 
  • West Kingsdown
  • White Waltham
RAF Station Fazakerley    
No 2 Signals Depot RAF Fazakerley  
RAF Station Great Witcombe    
No 81 Signals Wing administering:
  • W/T Station
  • No 2 Western Area Signals Office
  • W/T Station
  • No 5 Western Area Signals Office
  • W/T Station
  • No 1 Western Area Signals Office
RAF Great Witcombe
  • Bodmin
  • Gloucester
  • Hartlebury
  • Stonehouse
  • Winstone
  • Worcester
RAF Station Hawthorn    
South West Signals Centre RAF Hawthorn  
RAF Station Hendon Hall    
RAF Station Hinton-in-the-Hedges    
RVSU RAF Hinton-in-the-Hedges  
RAF Station Honiley   No units listed and Baginton and Stratford shown as satellites
RAF Station Stanbridge    
RAF Central Signals Centre administering: -
  • RAF Central Teleprinter Exchange
  • RAF Inter-Command W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • W/T Station
  • AM Meteorological Centre
  • RAF Signals Office, Whitehall
RAF Stanbridge
  • RAF Stanbridge
  • RAF Stanbridge
  • Cardington
  • Dagnall
  • Greenford
  • Weyhill
  • Dunstable
  • London
RAF Station West Drayton    
No 1 Signals Depot controlling: -
  • Inter-Service Ionesphere Prediction Bureau
  • Workshops Central Installation Section
West Drayton, Middlesex
  • Great Baddow
  • Minerva Road, NW10

No 91 (Bomber OTU) Group

HQ - Abingdon, Berkshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Abingdon Abingdon, Berkshire  
No 10 OTU RAF Abingdon Wellington III/X
No 91 Group Communication Flt RAF Abingdon Various
Satellite Stanton Harcourt  
RAF Station Bruntingthorpe    
No 11 Air Crew Holding Unit RAF Bruntingthorpe  
Power Jets Unit (MAP) RAF Bruntingthorpe  
RAF Station Gamston    
No 9 Air Crew Holding Unit RAF Gamston  
RAF Station Moreton in Marsh    
No 21 OTU RAF Moreton in Marsh, Wellington III/X
Satellite Enstone  
RAF Station Silverstone    
No 17 OTU RAF Silverstone Wellington III/X
Satellite Turweston  
RAF Station Upper Heyford    
No 16 OTU RAF Upper Heyford Mosquito
Satellite Barford St John  
RAF Station Westcott    
Care & Maintenance Party RAF Westcott
RAF Station Oakley   Satellite (Westcott)
Care & Maintenance Party RAF Oakley
RAF Station Wing    
No 26 OTU RAF Wing Wellington III/X/Hurricane/Master
No 92 Group Communications Flt RAF Wing Various
Satellite Little Horwood  

All OTUs also operated Ansons as well as the operational types shown above.

1st Air Division Substitution Unit

USAAF Station, Alconbury

This unit is administered by HQ Bomber Command but is affiliated to HQ, No 92 Group [sic] for discipline purposes

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
     

Source - SD161 (63rd Edition) - December 1945

County names used are those in use at the time

[No 1 Group | No 3 Group | No 5 Group | No 7 Group | No 8 Group | No 26 Group | No 91 Group]

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