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Coastal Command - December 1945


[RAF Northern Ireland | No 16 Group | No 18 Group | No 19 Group | No 106 Group | No 247 Group | RAF Gibraltar | ASR MCU (Home)]

Command HQ - RAF Northwood, Middlesex

RAF Northern Ireland

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Aldergrove   Station in No 17 Group
No 280 Sqn (Detachment) RAF Aldergrove Warwick II
No 518 Sqn RAF Aldergrove Halifax V
No 8518 Servicing Echelon RAF Aldergrove  
No 22 Air Crew Holding Unit RAF Aldergrove  
RNAS Ballyhalbert    
Northern Ireland Training School RNAS Ballyhalbert  
RAF Station Ballykelly    
RAF Station Benbecula    
C & M Party RAF Benbecula  
RAF Station Castle Archdale    
RAF Station Cluntoe    
C & M Party RAF Cluntoe  
RNAS Eglington    
RAF Detachment RNAS Eglington  
RAF Station Greencastle    
C & M Party RAF Greencastle  
RAF Station Limavady    
RAF Station Long Kesh    
RAFNI Communication Flt RAF Long Kesh Various
RAF Station Mullaghmore    
C & M Party RAF Mullaghmore  
RAF Station Newtownards    
C & M Party RAF Newtownards  
RAF Station Port Ellen    
C & M Party RAF Port Ellen  
RAF Station Reykjavik    
RAF Hospital, Iceland RAF Reykjavik  
No 9 MT Company RAF Reykjavik  
RAF Station Tiree Isle of Tiree, Argyllshire

No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

HQ - Black Lion Fields, Gillingham, Kent

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Beccles    
C & M Party RAF Beccles  
RAF Station Felixstowe Felixstowe, Suffolk  
No 1103 Marine Craft Base Unit RAF Felixstowe  
Flying Boat Major Maintenance RAF Felixstowe  
Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment RAF Felixstowe  
RNAS Gosport Gosport, Hampshire
Aircraft Torpedo Development Unit RNAS Gosport Various
No 1102 Marine Craft Base Unit RNAS Gosport
RAF Station Halton Station in TTC
ATDU Detachment RAF Halton  
RAF Station Harwell Station in Transport Command
Engine Control Instructional Flight RAF Harwell  
RAF Station Langham
Fighter Affiliation Training Unit RAF Langham Martinet/Spitfire
No 521 Sqn (Detachment) RAF Langham Hurricane II
No 280 Sqn RAF Langham Warwick I
No 8280 Servicing Echelon RAF Langham  
No 24 Air Crew Holding Unit RAF Langham  
MAP Rochester
No 16 Group Communication Flt MAP Rochester Various
RAF Station Thornaby    
No 279 ASR Sqn RAF Thornaby Warwick I/Walrus II/Sea Otter
No 8279 Servicing Echelon RAF Thornaby  
ASR Major Inspection and Preparation Unit RAF Thornaby  
No 11 (Landplane) Aircraft Preparation and Modification Unit RAF Thornaby  
RAF Station Thorney Island Thorney Island, Emsworth, Hampshire  
Air/Sea Warfare Development Unit RAF Thorney Island Various
No 3502 Servicing Unit RAF Thorney Island
No 20 Air Crew Holding Unit RAF Thorney Island  
No 21 Air Crew Holding Unit RAF Thorney Island  

No 18 (Reconnaissance) Group

HQ - Pitreavie Castle, Rosyth, Dunfermline

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Alness    
No 4 OTU RAF Alness Sunderland V
No 302 Ferry Training Unit RAF Alness Catalina/Sunderland
RAF Station Banff    
C & M Party RAF Banff  
RAF Station Fraserburgh   Satellite airfield (Banff)
RAF Station Dallachy    
C & M Party RAF Dallchy  
RAF Station East Fortune    
No 132 OTU RAF East Fortune Mosquito III/VI
RAF Station Kinloss    
No 6 OTU RAF Kinloss Wellington X/XIV
RAF Station Milltown   Satellite, Kinloss
RAF Station Leuchars Leuchars, Fife  
No 18 Group Communication Flt RAF Leuchars  
No 3 School of General Reconnaissance RAF Leuchars Anson
No 519 (Meteorological) Sqn RAF Leuchars Fortress II/IIA/Spitfire VI
No 8519 Servicing Echelon RAF Leuchars  
RAF Station Woodhaven   Satellite airfield (Leuchars)
RAF Station Lossiemouth    
No 111 OTU RAF Lossiemouth Wellington XIII/XIV/Liberator VIII
No 1674 Conversion Unit RAF Lossiemouth Halifax III
RAF Station Oban    
C & M Party RAF Oban  
RAF Station Connell   Satellite airfield (Oban)
RAF Station Great Orton   Satellite airfield (Oban)
RAF Station Squires Gate Squire's Gate, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire  
C & M Party RAF Squire's Gate  
RAF Station Warton   Satellite airfield (Squires Gate)
RAF Station Stornoway    
RAF Station Sullom Voe Sullom Voe, Shetlands  
C & M Party RAF Sullom Voe  
RAF Station Scatsta   Satellite airfield (Sullom Voe)
RAF Station Sumburgh Sumburgh, Shetlands  
C & M Party RAF Sumburgh  
RAF Station Tain    
No 4 OTU (Detachment) RAF Tain Sunderland
No 280 Sqn (Detachment) RAF Tain Warwick II
No 518 Sqn (Detachment) RAF Tain Halifax V
Coastal Command Flying Instructors' School RAF Tain Various
No 1 Torpedo Training Unit RAF Tain Beaufighter X
RAF Station Turnberry    
C & M Party RAF Turnberry  
RAF Station Wick Wick, Caithness Station in Fighter Command
No 279 ASR Sqn (Detachment) RAF Wick Warwick II/Sea Otter
No 8279 Servicing Echelon (Detachment) RAF Wick  
RAF Station Skitten   Satellite airfield (Wick)

No 19 (Reconnaissance) Group

HQ - Mount Wise, Plymouth

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Brawdy    
No 517 Sqn RAF St David Halifax III/V
No 8517 Servicing Echelon RAF St David  
Aircraft Preparation Pool RAF St David Satellite airfield (Brawdy)
RAF Station St Davids  
RAF Station Calshot Calshot Spit, Hampshire  
Marine Craft Section (Ferry Pool) RAF Calshot  
No 6 Flying Boat Servicing Unit RAF Calshot  
No 12 (Flying Boat) Modification and Preparation Unit RAF Calshot  
Survival and Rescue Training Unit RAF Calshot Sea Otter
RAF Station Chivenor Chivenor, Barnstable, Devon  
No 254 Sqn RAF Chivenor Beaufighter VIC
No 8254 Servicing Echelon RAF Chivenor  
No 248 Sqn RAF Chivenor Mosquito VI
No 8248 Servicing Echelon RAF Chivenor  
No 521 Sqn RAF Chivenor Mosquito VI
No 8521 Servicing Echelon RAF Chivenor  
No 22 Mobile Servicing Unit (Torpedo) RAF Chivenor  
RAF Station Davidstow Moor    
C & M Party RAF Davidstow Moor  
RAF Station Exeter   Station in Fighter Command
No 282 ASR Sqn (Detachment) RAF Exeter Sea Otter
RAF Station Haverfordwest    
C & M Party RAF Haverfordwest  
RAF Station Mount Batten    
RNAS Roborough   Satellite airfield (Mount Batten)
No 19 Group Communication Flt RNAS Roborough Various
RAF Station Pembroke Dock Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire  
No 201 Sqn RAF Pembroke Dock Sunderland
No 8201 Servicing Echelon RAF Pembroke Dock  
RAF Station Angle   Satellite airfield (Pembroke Dock)
RAF Station St Eval St Eval, nr Wadebridge, Cornwall  
No 179 Sqn RAF St Eval Warwick V
No 8179 Servicing Echelon RAF St Eval  
No 224 Sqn RAF St Eval Liberator V/VI/VIII
No 8224 Servicing Echelon RAF St Eval  

No 106 (Photographic Reconnaissance) Group

HQ - Fifield House, Benson, Oxfordshire

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Benson Benson, Oxfordshire  
No 8 OTU RAF Benson Spitfire VIII/XI/XIV
No 541 Sqn RAF Benson Spitfire X/XI/XIX/Mustang III
No 8541 Servicing Echelon RAF Benson  
RAF Station Medmenham    
Central Interpretation Unit RAF Medmenham

No 247 Group

HQ - Angra, Terceira, Azores

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 269 Sqn RAF Azores Spitfire V/Warwick I/Martinet
No 8269 Servicing Echelon RAF Azores  
No 74 Staging Post RAF Azores
No 242 Maintenance Unit RAF Azores
No 84 Embarkation Unit RAF Azores

RAF Gibraltar

HQ - Gibraltar

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Gibraltar    
No 40 Embarkation Unit RAF Gibraltar  
No 73 Staging Post RAF Gibraltar
No 301 AMES RAF Gibraltar
No 520 (Meteorological) Sqn RAF Gibraltar Halifax III/V/Hurricane IIC/Warwick I
No 8520 Servicing Echelon RAF Gibraltar  

ASR Marine Craft Units - Home

ASR Marine Craft Unit Location Group Parent Unit
No 47 ASR Marine Craft Unit Aberystwyth 19 RAF Aberystwyth
No 45 ASR Marine Craft Unit Barry 19 RAF St Athan
No 67 ASR Marine Craft Unit Bowmore 15 RAF Port Ellen
No 21 ASR Marine Craft Unit Bridlington

16

RAF Catfoss
No 7 ASR Marine Craft Unit Burghead 18 RAF Kinloss
No 33 ASR Marine Craft Unit   88 No 88 Group
No 101 ASR Marine Craft Unit RAF Calshot 16 RAF Calshot
No 102 ASR Marine Craft Unit RAF Calshot 16 RAF Calshot
No 61 ASR Marine Craft Unit Campeltown 15 RAF Greenock
No 6 ASR Marine Craft Unit Cromarty 18 RAF Alness
No 54 ASR Marine Craft Unit Douglas, Isle of Man 15 RAF Andreas
No 64 ASR Marine Craft Unit Drummore 15 RAF Corsewall
No 53 ASR Marine Craft Unit Fleetwood, Lancashire 15 RAF Squires Gate
No 71 ASR Marine Craft Unit Gibraltar Gibraltar Gibraltar
No 24 ASR Marine Craft Unit Gorleston-on-Sea

16

RAF Beccles
No 101 ASR Marine Craft Unit (Detachment) Gorleston 16 Gorleston
No 22 ASR Marine Craft Unit Grimsby 16 RAF North Coates
No 16 ASR Marine Craft Unit West Hartlepool 18 RAF Acklington
No 52 ASR Marine Craft Unit Holyhead, Anglesey 15 RAF Valley
No 70 ASR Marine Craft Unit Reykjavik Iceland RAF Reykjavik
No 60 ASR Marine Craft Unit Lough Foyle 15 RAF Ballykelly
No 25 ASR Marine Craft Unit Lowestoft 16 RAF Coltishall
No 24 ASR Marine Craft Unit (Detachment) Lowestoft

16

RAF Beccles
No 37 ASR Marine Craft Unit Lyme Regis 19 RAF Warmwell
No 5 ASR Marine Craft Unit Meikle Ferry 18 RAF Tain
No 63 ASR Marine Craft Unit Menai Straits 15 RAF Bodorgan
No 13 ASR Marine Craft Unit Methil 18 RAF Leuchars
No 11 ASR Marine Craft Unit Montrose 18 RAF Errol
No 28 ASR Marine Craft Unit Newhaven 16 RAF Brighton
No 42 ASR Marine Craft Unit Newlyn 19 RAF Portreath
No 44 ASR Marine Craft Unit Padstow 19 RAF St Eval
No 46 ASR Marine Craft Unit Porthcawl 19 RAF Stormy Down
No 40 ASR Marine Craft Unit Portland 19 RAF Warmwell
No 54 ASR MCU (Detachment) Ramsey, Isle of Man 15 RAF Andreas
No 27 ASR Marine Craft Unit Ramsgate

16

RAF Manston
No 31 ASR Marine Craft Unit Sheerness

16

RAF Eastchurch
No 59 ASR Marine Craft Unit Stranraer 15 RAF Stranraer
No 12 ASR Marine Craft Unit Tayport 18 RAF Leuchars
No 48 ASR Marine Craft Unit Tenby 19 RAF Pembroke Dock
No 3 ASR Marine Craft Unit Thurso 18 RAF Wick
No 40 ASR Marine Craft Unit Weymouth 16 RAF Warmwell
No 4 ASR Marine Craft Unit Wick 18 RAF Wick

Source - SD161 (63rd Edition) - December 1945

County names used are those in use at the time

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