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List of Royal Air Force Communication units

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is a List of Royal Air Force Communication units.

Wings

Unit Formed on Formed at Disbanded on Disbanded at Notes
2nd Tactical Air Force Communication Wing RAF 31 March 1945 Unknown 15 July 1945 RAF Buckeburg Became British Air Forces of Occupation Communication Squadron[1]

Squadrons

To allow rapid transport of Air Officers, staff and other important people many units and Headquarters operated communication Sections, Flights, Squadrons or wings.

Unit Formed on Formed at Disbanded on Disbanded at Notes
Aden Communication Squadron RAF 1 December 1951 RAF Khormaksar 31 August 1955 RAF Khormaksar Became Aden Protectorate Communication and Support Squadron RAF[2]
Aden Protectorate Communication and Support Squadron RAF 1 September 1955 RAF Khormaksar 31 December 1956 RAF Khormaksar Became No. 84 Squadron RAF[2]
Air Command Far East and Air Headquarters Malaya Communication Squadron RAF 21 August 1946 RAF Changi 15 January 1947 RAF Changi Disbanded[3]
Air Component Field Force Communication Squadron RAF 25 August 1939 RAF Andover 27 November 1939 RAF Mont Jois Became No. 81 Squadron RAF[3]
Air Defence of Great Britain Communication Squadron RAF 1 May 1944 RAF Northolt 16 October 1944 RAF Northolt Became Fighter Command Communication Squadron RAF[3]
Air Division Communication Squadron RAF 18 December 1945 RAF Lubeck 8 August 1946 RAF Detmold Disbanded[3]
Air Forces Gulf Communication Squadron RAF 15 September 1967 RAF Muharraq 8 August 1969 RAF Muharraq Disbanded[4]
Air Headquarters Burma Communication Squadron RAF 20 September 1945 RAF Baigachi 14 November 1945 RAF Mingaladon Became Air Headquarters Burma Communication Flight RAF[5]
Air Headquarters East Africa Communication Squadron RAF 1 November 1940 RAF Nairobi 15 December 1941 RAF Eastleigh Disbanded[6]
Air Headquarters Hong Kong Communication Squadron RAF 12 September 1945 RAF Kai Tak 15 January 1947 RAF Kai Tak Disbanded[6]
Air Headquarters India Communication Squadron RAF 1 March 1946 RAF Willingdon 15 August 1947 RAF Palam Became Supreme Commanders Headquarters (Air) Communication Squadron RAF[7]
Air Headquarters Italy Communication Squadron RAF 10 November 1945 RAF Marcianise 15 August 1946 RAF Marcianise Became Air Headquarters Italy Communication Flight RAF[7]
Air Headquarters Malaya Communication Squadron RAF 1 November 1945 RAF Kallang 15 January 1947 RAF Changi Disbanded[7]
Air Headquarters Malta Communication Squadron RAF 31 May 1946 RAF Hal Far 1 July 1954 RAF Luqa Became Malta Communication and Target Towing Squadron RAF[7]
Air Headquarters Netherlands East Indies Communication Squadron RAF 1 November 1945 RAF Mingaladon 21 August 1946 Unknown Disbanded[7]
Allied Air Forces Central Europe Communication Squadron RAF April 1951 RAF Melun-Villaroche 1966 RAF Melun-Villaroche Disbanded[8]
Allied Expeditionary Air Force Communication Squadron RAF 6 April 1944 RAF Heston 15 October 1944 RAF Heston Became Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (RAF) Communication Squadron RAF[8]
2nd Allied Tactical Air Force Communication Squadron RAF February 1952 Unknown 1 January 1959 RAF Wildenrath Became Royal Air Force Germany Communication Squadron RAF[1]
Base Air Forces, Southeast Asia Communication Squadron RAF 1 October 1944 RAF Willingdon 1 March 1946 RAF Palam Became Air Headquarters India Communication Squadron RAF[9]
Bomber Command Communication Squadron RAF 1 February 1956 RAF Halton 30 June 1963 RAF Bovingdon [10][11]Became Bomber/Fighter/Coastal Commands Communication Squadron RAF
Bomber/Fighter/Coastal Command Communication Squadron RAF 1 July 1963 RAF Bovingdon 1 August 1963 RAF Bovingdon Became Southern Communication Squadron RAF[12]
British Air Forces of Occupation Communication Squadron RAF 15 July 1945 RAF Bückeburg 1 September 1951 RAF Bückeburg Became 2nd Tactical Air Force Communication Squadron[13]
British Commonwealth Air Communication Squadron RAF After 1945 Unknown 31 March 1948 RAF Iwakuni Disbanded[14]
Coastal Command Communication Squadron RAF 7 April 1945 RAF Leavesden 1 May 1946 RAF Leavesden Became Bomber/Fighter/Coastal Command Communication Squadron RAF[15]
Colerne Communication Squadron RAF 30 July 1952 RAF Colerne 1 July 1957 RAF Colerne Absorbed by No. 81 Group Communication Squadron RAF[16]
Communication Squadron, GHQ Royal Air Force, France RAF 1 April 1918 RAF Berck-sur-Mer November 1918 RAF Bickendorf Disbanded[17]
Communication Squadron, Hendon RAF 23 July 1918 RAF Hendon 27 July 1918 RAF Hendon Became No. 1 (Communication) Squadron RAF[17]
Far East Communication Squadron RAF 16 October 1947 RAF Changi January 1960 RAF Changi Became part of No. 52 Squadron RAF[18]
Fighter Command Communication Squadron RAF 16 October 1944 RAF Northolt 30 June 1963 RAF Bovingdon Became Bomber/Fighter/Coastal Command Communication Squadron RAF[19]
Flying Training Command Communication Squadron RAF 1 April 1959 RAF White Waltham 1 April 1964 RAF White Waltham Disbanded[20]
No. 2 Group Communication Squadron RAF 1 December 1948 Unknown 4 October 1956 RAF Gütersloh Disbanded[21]
No. 83 Group Communication Squadron RAF 1 March 1944 Unknown 30 April 1946 RAF Schleswigland Disbanded[22]
No. 84 Group Communication Squadron (Air 29/2354) RAF 1 March 1944 Unknown 30 November 1947 RAF Celle Disbanded[23]
No. 85 Group Communication Squadron RAF 1 May 1944 RAF Castle Camps 1 July 1946 Unknown Became No. 85 Wing Communication Squadron RAF[23]
No. 88 Group Communication Squadron RAF 10 May 1945 RAF Turnhouse 30 September 1945 RAF Gardermoen Disbanded[23]
No. 221 Group Communication Squadron RAF 1 January 1945 RAF Kalemyo 1 November 1945 RAF Mingaladon Became Air Headquarters Netherlands East Indies Communication Squadron RAF[24]
No. 232 Group Communication Squadron RAF 27 February 1945 RAF Comilla 31 March 1946 RAF Rangoon Disbanded[25]
No. 238 Group Communication Squadron RAF 20 April 1945 RAF Bilaspur 15 October 1945 RAF Bilaspur Disbanded[25]
Headquarters Air Command Southeast Asia (Communication) Squadron RAF 31 January 1944 RAF Willingdon 30 September 1946 RAF Changi Air Command Far East and Air Headquarters Malaya Communication Squadron RAF[26]
Headquarters British Forces Aden Communication Squadron RAF 21 March 1943 RAF Khormaksar 1 December 1951 RAF Khormaksar Became Aden Communication Squadron RAF[26]
Headquarters Middle East Air Force Communication Squadron RAF 1 December 1954 RAF Nicosia 1 February 1946 RAF Nicosia Became Middle East Command Communication Squadron RAF[5]
Headquarters Middle East Communication Squadron RAF 1 June 1949 RAF Kabrit 30 November 1949 RAF Kabrit Disbanded[5]
Headquarters Royal Air Force Burma Communication Squadron RAF 21 April 1945 RAF Baigachi 20 September 1945 Unknown Became Air Headquarters Burma Communication Squadron RAF[5]
Headquarters Royal Air Force Northern Ireland Communication Squadron RAF 19 November 1942 RAF Sydenham 31 March 1950 RAF Aldergrove Became No. 67 Group Communication Flight RAF[5]
Home Command Communication Squadron RAF 1 August 1950 RAF White Waltham 1 April 1959 RAF White Waltham Became Flying Training Command Communication Squadron RAF[27]
Maintenance Command Communication Squadron RAF 1 May 1944
1 August 1949
RAF Andover Unknown
1 November 1960
Unknown Became Maintenance Command Communication and Ferry Squadron RAF[28]
Maintenance Command Communication and Ferry Squadron RAF 1 November 1960 Unknown 1 April 1964 RAF Andover Became Western Communication Squadron RAF[28]
Malta Communication and Target Towing Squadron RAF 1 July 1954 RAF Luqa 1 August 1963 RAF Ta Kali Became Malta Communication Flight RAF[29]
Mediterranean and Middle East Communication Squadron RAF 1 February 1944 RAF Maison Blanche 1 June 1949 RAF Kabrit Became Headquarters Middle East Communication Squadron RAF[30]
Metropolitan Communication Squadron RAF 8 April 1944 RAF Hendon 3 February 1969 RAF Northolt Became No. 32 Squadron RAF[31]
Middle East Communication Squadron RAF 29 February 1944 RAF Heliopolis 10 November 1945 RAF Heliopolis Became Mediterranean and Middle East Communication Squadron RAF[32]
Northern Communication Squadron RAF 1 October 1964 RAF Topcliffe 1 January 1967 RAF Topcliffe Became Training Commands Communication Squadron RAF[33]
Reserve Command Communication Squadron RAF 10 September 1946 RAF White Waltham 1 August 1950 RAF White Waltham Became Home Command Communication Squadron RAF[34]
Royal Air Force Bengal/Burma Communication Squadron RAF 4 December 1944 RAF Baigachi 21 April 1945 RAF Baigachi Became Headquarters Royal Air Force Burma Communication Squadron RAF[35]
Royal Air Force Germany Communication Squadron RAF 1 January 1959 RAF Wildenrath 3 February 1969 RAF Wildenrath Became No. 60 Squadron RAF[36]
Southern Communication Squadron RAF 1 August 1963 RAF Bovingdon 1 January 1969 Unknown Became Strike Command Communication Squadron RAf[37]
Strike Command Communication Squadron RAF 1 January 1969 Unknown 3 February 1969 RAF Northolt Became No. 207 Squadron RAF[37]
Special Communication Squadron RAF 1 January 1951 RAF Kabrit 1 September 1952 RAF Fayid Became Middle East Air Force Special Communication Flight RAF[37]
No. 1 (Communication) Squadron RAF 27 July 1918 Unknown 8 October 1919 RAF Kenley Disbanded[17]
No. 2 (Communication) Squadron RAF 1 March 1919 RAF Buc 8 October 1919 RAF Kenley Disbanded[17]
No. 3 (Communication) Squadron RAF February 1919 RAF Hounslow March 1919 RAF Hounslow Absorbed by No. 86 Wing Headquarters Flight RAF[17]
No. 4 (Communication) Squadron RAF 5 January 1919 RAF Felixstowe 31 December 1919 RAF Felixstowe Absorbed by No. 230 Squadron RAF[17]
No. 5 (Communication) Squadron RAF March 1919 RAF Bircham Newton 15 June 1919 RAF Bircham Newton Became No. 274 Squadron RAF[17]
No. 6 (Communication) Squadron RAF March 1919 RAF Bircham Newton 1 October 1919 RAF Bircham Newton Disbanded[17]
No. 7 (Communication) Squadron RAF March 1919 RAF Bircham Newton 1 October 1919 RAF Bircham Newton Disbanded[17]
No. 8 (Communication) Squadron RAF March 1919 RAF Bircham Newton September 1919 RAF Bircham Newton Disbanded[17]
Supreme Commander's Headquarters (Air) Communication Squadron RAF 15 August 1947 RAF Palam 17 December 1947 RAF Palam Became Royal Air Force Communication Flight RAF[1]
Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (RAF) Communication Squadron RAF 15 October 1944 RAF Heston 31 July 1945 RAF Detmold Disbanded[1]
Tactical Air Force (Burma) Communication Squadron RAF 1 December 1943 RAF Comilla 28 December 1943 Unknown Became 3rd Tactical Air Force Communication Squadron RAF[1]
2nd Tactical Air Force Communication Squadron RAF 1 April 1944
1 September 1951
RAF Buckeburg 31 March 1945
February 1952
Unknown Became 2nd Allied Tactical Air Force Communication Squadron RAF[1]
3rd Tactical Air Force Communication Squadron RAF 28 December 1943 Unknown 4 December 1944 RAF Comilla Became Royal Air Force Bengal/Burma Communication Squadron RAF[1]
Training Commands Communication Squadron RAF 1 January 1967 RAF Topcliffe 3 February 1969 RAF Wyton Became No. 26 Squadron RAF[38]
Transport Command Communication Squadron RAF Unknown Unknown 1 April 1964 RAF Upavon Absorbed by the Western Communication Squadron RAF[39]
Turnhouse Communication Squadron RAF 1 October 1952 RAF Turnhouse 28 February 1958 RAF Turnhouse Disbanded[40]
West Africa Command Communication Squadron RAF July 1945 Unknown 1 November 1945 Unknown Became West Africa Communication Squadron RAF[41]
West Africa Communication Squadron RAF 31 May 1944
1 October 1946
RAF Waterloo, SA July 1945
25 September 1947
Unknown Disbanded[41]
West Africa Transport and Communication Squadron RAF 1 November 1945 RAF Accra, Gold Coast 1 October 1946 RAF Takoradi, Gold Coast Became West Africa Communication Squadron[41]
Western Communication Squadron RAF 1 April 1964 RAF Andover 3 February 1969 RAF Andover Became No. 21 Squadron RAF[41]
No. 85 Wing Communication Squadron RAF 1 July 1946 Unknown November 1948 Unknown Became No. 85 Wing Communication Flight RAF[23]

Units

Unit Formed on Formed at Disbanded on Disbanded at Notes
Aden Communication Unit RAF 1 January 1944 Khormaksar January 1946 Khormaksar Became Headquarters British Forces Aden Communication Flight[2]
Air Command Southeast Asia Communication Unit RAF 1 November 1943 Willingdon, India 31 January 1944 Willingdon, India Became Headquarters Air Command Southeast Asia Communication Squadron[3]
Air Headquarters Bengal Communication Unit RAF 24 March 1943 Barrackpore, Bengal 1 December 1943 Comilla, India Became Tactical Air Force (Burma) Communication Squadron[6]
Communication Unit, Desert Air Force RAF 1 July 1943 Sorman, Libya 1 June 1944 Orvieto, Italy Became Desert Air Force Communication Flight[17]
Communication Unit, Heliopolis RAF 18 January 1940 Heliopolis 19 August 1940 Heliopolis Became No. 267 Squadron RAF[42]
Communication Unit, Western Desert RAF 27 April 1942 Ma'aten Bagush, Eqypt 1 July 1943 Sorman, Libya Became Communication Unit, Desert Air Force[17]
Mediterranean Air Command Communication Unit RAF 2 August 1943 Maison Blanche, Algeria 1 February 1944 Maison Blanche, Algeria Disbanded[30]

Flights

Unit Formed on Formed at Disbanded on Disbanded at Notes
No. 1 (Communication) Flight (Kenya Auxiliary Air Unit) RAF
No. 1 (Indian) Group Communication Flight RAF
No. 2 (Indian) Group Communication Flight RAF
No. 3 (Indian) Group Communication Flight RAF
No. 85 Wing Communication Flight RAF
No. 87 Wing Communication Flight RAF
No. 87 Group Communication Flight RAF
2nd Tactical Air Force Communication Flight RAF
Air Defence of Great Britain Communication Flight RAF
Air Headquarters Austria Communication Flight RAF / Austria Commission Flight RAF
Air Headquarters Burma Communication Flight RAF
Air Headquarters Ceylon Communication Flight RAF
Air Headquarters Communication Flight Iraq and Persia RAF
Air Headquarters East Africa Communication Flight RAF
Air Headquarters Eastern Mediterranean Communication Flight RAF
Air Headquarters Egypt Communication Flight RAF
Air Headquarters Greece Communication Flight RAF
Air Headquarters India Communication Flight RAF
Air Headquarters Austria Communication Flight RAF
Air Headquarters Burma Communication Flight RAF
Air Headquarters Ceylon Communication Flight RAF
Air Headquarters Communication Flight Iraq and Persia RAF
Air Headquarters East Africa Communication Flight RAF
Air Headquarters Iraq Communication Flight RAF
Air Headquarters Italy Communication Flight RAF
Air Headquarters Malaya Communication Flight RAF
Air Headquarters Malta Communication Flight RAF
Air Headquarters Middle East Communication Flight RAF
Air Headquarters Western Desert Communication Flight RAF
Allied Expeditionary Force Communication Flight RAF
Andover Communication Flight RAF
Army Co-Operation Command Communication Flight RAF
Austria Commission Flight RAF
Austria Communication Flight RAF
Balkan Air force Communication Flight RAF
Berlin Air Command (RAF) Communication Flight RAF
Bomber Command Communication Flight RAF 1942 RAF Halton 1956 RAF Halton [43] Became Bomber Command Communication Squadron.
British Air Command Berlin Communication Flight RAF
British Commonwealth Air Communication Flight RAF
Burma Communication Flight RAF
Central Air Communication Section Training Flight RAF
Civil Aircraft Flight, National Air Communications RAF
Coastal Command Communication Flight RAF
Communication Flight, Aden RAF
Communication Flight, Air Headquarters New Delhi RAF
Communication Flight, Aldermaston RAF
Communication Flight, Dar es Salaam (Air Defence Unit, Tanganyika) RAF
Communication Flight, Dum Dum RAF
Communication Flight, Eastleigh RAF
Communication Flight, GHQ Royal Flying Corps, France RAF
Communication Flight, Heliopolis RAF
Communication Flight, Iraq RAF
Communication Flight, Iraq and Persia RAF
Communication Flight, Khartoum RAF (see 117 Squadron)
Communication Flight, Lydda RAF
Communication Flight, Nicosia RAF
Communication Flight, Ramleh RAF
Communication Flight, Takoradi RAF
Desert Air force Communication Flight RAF
East Africa Communication Flight RAF
Eastleigh Communication Flight RAF
Far East Communication Flight RAF
Flying Training Command Communication Flight RAF
Free French Communication Flight RAF
Headquarters British Forces Aden Communication Flight RAF
Headquarters Combat Cargo Task Force Communication Flight RAF
Headquarters Far East Communication Flight RAF
Headquarters Middle East Air Force Communication Flight RAF
Headquarters Middle East Air Force Flight RAF
Headquarters Rhodesian Air Training Wing Communication Flight RAF
Headquarters Rhodesian Air Training Wing Communication Flight RAF
Headquarters Royal Air Air Force Northern Ireland Communication Flight RAF
Helicopter Communication Flight RAF
Home Communication Flight RAF
India Communication Flight RAF
Inland Area Communication Flight RAF
Iraq Communication Flight RAF
Kuala Lumpur Communication Flight RAF
Light Communication Trial Flight RAF
Maintenance Command Communication Flight RAF
Malta Air Sea Rescue and Communication Flight RAF
Malta Communication, Ferry Unit and Air Sea Rescue Flight RAF
Malta Communication Flight RAF
Mediterranean Allied Coastal Air Forces Communication Flight RAF
Mediterranean Allied Tactical Air Forces Communication Flight RAF
Mediterranean Tactical Air Forces Communication Flight RAF
Middle East Air Force Communication Flight RAF
Middle East Air Force Flight RAF
Middle East Air Force Special Communication Flight RAF
Middle East Command Communication Flight RAF
Middle East Communication Flight RAF
Northern Ireland Communication Flight RAF
Northwest African Air Forces Communication Flight RAF
Northwest African Coastal Air Force Communication Flight RAF
Northwest African Tactical Air Force Communication Flight RAF
Overseas Staff College Communication Flight RAF
Reserve Command Communication Flight RAF
Rhodesian Air Group Communication Flight RAF
Rhodesian Air Training Wing Communication Flight RAF
Royal Air Force Communication Flight RAF
Royal Air Force Delegation (Belgium) Communication Flight RAF
Royal Air Force Delegation (Denmark) Communication Flight RAF
Royal Air Force Delegation (France) Communication Flight RAF
Royal Air Force Delegation (Greece) Communication Flight RAF
Royal Air Force Delegation (Washington) Communication Flight RAF
Royal Air Force Staff College Communication Flight RAF
Royal Air Force Staff College (Overseas) Communication Flight RAF
Royal Hellenic Air Force Communication Flight RAF
Southeastern Area Communications Flight RAF
Southern Rhodesia Communications Flight RAF
Special Communication Flight RAF
Technical Training Command Communication Flight RAF
Training Command Communication Flight RAF
Transport Command Communication Flight RAF
Wessex Bombing Area Communication Flight RAF
Western Desert Communication Flight RAF

References

Citations

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Lake 1999, p. 279.
  2. ^ a b c Lake 1999, p. 9.
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  6. ^ a b c Lake 1999, p. 17.
  7. ^ a b c d e Lake 1999, p. 18.
  8. ^ a b Lake 1999, p. 27.
  9. ^ Lake 1999, p. 35.
  10. ^ "Bovingdon". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
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  14. ^ Lake 1999, p. 41.
  15. ^ Lake 1999, p. 49.
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