RAF Coastal Command order of battle during World War II

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This article lists the order of battle of RAF Coastal Command throughout the Second World War in the European Theatre of World War II.

3 September 1939[edit]

No. 15 Group RAF (GR), under command of Air Commodore R.G. Parry, DSO[1]
Squadron Type of Aircraft Station
No. 204 Squadron RAF Short Sunderland RAF Mount Batten
No. 210 Squadron RAF Short Sunderland RAF Pembroke Dock
No. 217 Squadron RAF Avro Anson RAF Warmwell
No. 228 Squadron RAF Short Sunderland RAF Pembroke Dock
No. 502 (Ulster) Squadron RAF[2] Avro Anson RAF Aldergrove
No. 16 Group RAF (GR), under command of Air Commodore R.L.G. Marix, DSO[1]
Squadron Type of Aircraft Station
No. 22 Squadron RAF Vickers Vildebeest RAF Thorney Island
No. 42 Squadron RAF Vickers Vildebeest RAF Bircham Newton
No. 48 Squadron RAF Avro Anson RAF Thorney Island
No. 206 Squadron RAF Avro Anson RAF Bircham Newton
No. 500 (County of Kent) Squadron RAF[2] Avro Anson RAF Detling
No. 17 Group RAF (T), under command of Air Commodore T.E.B. Howe, CBE, AFC[1][3]
Squadron Type of aircraft Station
Torpedo Training Unit[4] various RAF Gosport
No. 2 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit[5] various RAF Gosport
School of General Reconnaissance[6] Avro Anson RAF Thorney Island
Seaplane Training Squadron[7] various RAF Calshot
No. 18 Group RAF (GR), under command of Air Vice Marshal C.D. Breese, CB, AFC[1]
Squadron Type of aircraft Station
No. 201 Squadron RAF Saro London RAF Sullom Voe
No. 209 Squadron RAF Supermarine Stranraer RAF Invergordon
No. 220 Squadron RAF Avro Anson RAF Thornaby
No. 224 Squadron RAF Lockheed Hudson RAF Leuchars
No. 233 Squadron RAF Lockheed Hudson RAF Leuchars
No. 240 Squadron RAF Saro London RAF Invergordon
No. 269 Squadron RAF Avro Anson RAF Montrose
No. 608 (North Riding) Squadron RAF[8] Avro Anson RAF Thornaby
No. 612 (County of Aberdeen) Squadron RAF[9] Avro Anson RAF Dyce

1 November 1940[edit]

No. 15 Group RAF (GR), under command of Air Commodore R.G. Parry, DSO[10]
Squadron Type of Aircraft Station
No. 48 Squadron RAF Avro Anson RAF Hooton Park
No. 209 Squadron RAF Saro Lerwick RAF Pembroke Dock
No. 217 Squadron RAF Avro Anson/Bristol Beaufort RAF St Eval
No. 236 Squadron RAF Bristol Blenheim RAF St Eval
No. 321 (Dutch) Squadron RAF[11] Avro Anson RAF Carew Cheriton
No. 502 (Ulster) Squadron RAF[2] Blackburn Botha/Armstrong Whitworth Whitley RAF Aldergrove
No. 10 Squadron RAAF Short Sunderland RAF Pembroke Dock
No. 16 Group RAF (GR), under command of Air Vice Marshal J.H.S. Tyssen, CB, DSO[10]
Squadron Type of Aircraft Station
No. 22 Squadron RAF Bristol Beaufort RAF North Coates
No. 53 Squadron RAF Bristol Blenheim RAF Detling
No. 59 Squadron RAF Bristol Blenheim RAF Thorney Island
No. 206 Squadron RAF Lockheed Hudson RAF Bircham Newton
No. 220 Squadron RAF Lockheed Hudson RAF Thornaby
No. 235 Squadron RAF Bristol Blenheim RAF Bircham Newton
No. 500 (County of Kent) Squadron RAF[2] Avro Anson RAF Detling
No. 608 (North Riding) Squadron RAF[8] Avro Anson/Blackburn Botha RAF Thornaby
No. 17 Group RAF (T), under command of Air Commodore T.E.B. Howe, CBE, AFC[10]
Squadron Type of aircraft Station
Torpedo Training Unit[4] Bristol Beaufort RAF Abbotsinch
No. 2 Operational Training Unit Bristol Blenheim/Avro Anson RAF Catfoss
No. 3 Operational Training Unit various RAF Chivenor
No. 1 Coast Artillery Co-operation Unit[12] Bristol Blenheim RAF Detling
No. 2 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit[5] various RAF Gosport
No. 1 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit RAF various RAF Silloth
No. 3 School of General Reconnaissance[6] Blackburn Botha RAF Squires Gate
No. 4 Operational Training Unit various RAF Stranraer
No. 18 Group RAF (GR), under command of Air Vice Marshal C.D. Breese, CB, AFC[10]
Squadron Type of Aircraft Station
No. 42 Squadron RAF Bristol Beaufort RAF Wick
No. 98 Squadron RAF Fairey Battle RAF Kaldadarnes
No. 201 Squadron RAF Short Sunderland RAF Sullom Voe
No. 204 Squadron RAF Short Sunderland RAF Sullom Voe
No. 210 Squadron RAF Short Sunderland RAF Oban
No. 224 Squadron RAF Lockheed Hudson RAF Leuchars
No. 233 Squadron RAF Lockheed Hudson RAF Leuchars
No. 240 Squadron RAF Supermarine Stranraer RAF Stranraer
No. 248 Squadron RAF Bristol Blenheim RAF Dyce
No. 254 Squadron RAF Bristol Blenheim RAF Dyce
No. 320 (Dutch) Squadron RAF[11] Avro Anson/Lockheed Hudson RAF Leuchars
No. 612 (County of Aberdeen) Squadron RAF[9] Avro Anson RAF Dyce
No. 200 Group RAF (Coastal), under command of Group Captain A.D. Rogers, CBE, AFC[10]
Squadron Type of Aircraft Station
No. 202 Squadron RAF Saro London/Fairey Swordfish RAF Gibraltar

12 February 1942[edit]

No. 15 Group RAF (GR), under command of Air Vice Marshal J.M. Robb, CB, DSO, DFC, AFC[13]
Squadron Type of aircraft Station
No. 53 Squadron RAF Lockheed Hudson RAF Limavady
No. 120 Squadron RAF Consolidated Liberator RAF Nutts Corner
No. 143 Squadron RAF Bristol Blenheim RAF Aldergrove
No. 201 Squadron RAF Short Sunderland RAF Castle Archdale
No. 206 Squadron RAF Lockheed Hudson RAF Aldergrove
No. 210 Squadron RAF Consolidated Catalina RAF Oban
No. 220 Squadron RAF Boeing Fortress RAF Nutts Corner
No. 228 Squadron RAF Short Sunderland RAF Stranraer
No. 240 Squadron RAF Consolidated Catalina RAF Castle Archdale
No. 1402 (Meteorological) Flight RAF[14] Supermarine Spitfire/Gloster Gladiator RAF Aldergrove
No. 1405 (Meteorological) Flight RAF[14] Bristol Blenheim/Lockheed Hudson RAF Aldergrove
No. 16 Group RAF (GR), under command of Air Commodore I.T. Lloyd, CBE[13]
Squadron Type of aircraft Station
No. 22 Squadron RAF Bristol Beaufort RAF Thorney Island
No. 59 Squadron RAF Lockheed Hudson RAF North Coates
No. 217 Squadron RAF Bristol Beaufort RAF Thorney Island
No. 233 Squadron RAF Lockheed Hudson RAF Thorney Island
No. 248 Squadron RAF Bristol Beaufighter RAF Bircham Newton
No. 279 Squadron RAF Lockheed Hudson RAF Bircham Newton
No. 280 Squadron RAF Avro Anson RAF Detling
No. 407 (Demon) Squadron RCAF[15] Lockheed Hudson RAF North Coates
No. 415 (Swordfish) Squadron RCAF[16] Handley Page Hampden/Bristol Beaufort RAF Thorney Island
No. 500 (County of Kent) Squadron RAF[2] Lockheed Hudson RAF Bircham Newton
No. 502 (Ulster) Squadron RAF[2] Armstrong Whitworth Whitley RAF Bircham Newton
No. 1401 (Meteorological) Flight RAF[14] Bristol Blenheim RAF Bircham Newton
No. 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit RAF Supermarine Spitfire RAF Benson
No. 17 Group RAF (T), under command of Air Commodore H.G. Smart, CBE, DFC, AFC[13]
Squadron Type of Aircraft Station
Numerous Training Units N/A
No. 18 Group RAF (GR), under command of Air Vice Marshal A. Durston, CB, AFC[13]
Squadron Aircraft Station
No. 42 Squadron RAF Bristol Beaufort RAF Leuchars
No. 48 Squadron RAF Lockheed Hudson RAF Wick
No. 235 Squadron RAF Bristol Beaufighter RAF Dyce
No. 320 (Dutch) Squadron RAF[11] Lockheed Hudson RAF Leuchars
No. 404 (Buffalo) Squadron RCAF[15] Bristol Blenheim RAF Sumburgh
No. 413 (Tusker) Squadron RCAF[16] Consolidated Catalina RAF Sullom Voe
No. 489 (RNZAF) Squadron[2] Bristol Blenheim RAF Leuchars
No. 608 (North Riding) Squadron RAF[9] Lockheed Hudson RAF Wick
No. 1406 (Meteorological) Flight RAF[14] Bristol Blenheim RAF Wick
No. 1408 (Meteorological) Flight RAF[14] Lockheed Hudson RAF Wick
No. 19 Group RAF (GR), under command of Air Commodore G.R. Bromet, CBE, DSO[13]
Squadron Aircraft Station
No. 22 Squadron RAF Bristol Beaufort RAF St Eval
No. 86 Squadron RAF Bristol Beaufort RAF St Eval
No. 209 Squadron RAF Consolidated Catalina RAF Pembroke Dock
No. 217 Squadron RAF Bristol Beaufort RAF St Eval
No. 224 Squadron RAF Lockheed Hudson RAF St Eval
No. 254 Squadron RAF Bristol Blenheim RAF Carew Cheriton
No. 502 (Ulster) Squadron RAF[2] Armstrong Whitworth Whitley RAF St Eval
No. 10 Squadron RAAF Short Sunderland RAF Mount Batten
No. 1404 (Meteorological) Flight RAF[14] Lockheed Hudson RAF St Eval
No. 1417 (Leigh Light Trials) Flight RAF[17] Vickers Wellington RAF Chivenor
No. 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit RAF Bristol Blenheim RAF St Eval (B Flight)
AHQ Gibraltar, under command of Air Commodore S.P. Simpson, CBE, MC[13]
Squadron Aircraft Station
No. 202 Squadron RAF Short Sunderland/Consolidated Catalina RAF Gibraltar
AHQ Iceland, under command of Air Commodore W.H. Primrose, CBE, DFC[13]
Squadron Type of Aircraft Station
No. 269 Squadron RAF Lockheed Hudson RAF Kaldadarnes
No. 330 (Norwegian) Squadron RAF[18] Lockheed Hudson RAF Reykjavik
No. 612 (County of Aberdeen) Squadron RAF[9] Armstrong Whitworth Whitley RAF Reykjavik
No. 1407 (Meteorological) Flight RAF[14] Lockheed Hudson RAF Reykjavik
VP-73 (United States Navy)[19] Consolidated PBY Catalina RAF Reykjavik

15 February 1943[edit]

No. 15 Group RAF under command of Air Vice Marshal T.A. Langford-Sainsbury, OBE, DFC, AFC[20]
Squadron Type of aircraft Station
No. 120 Squadron RAF Consolidated Liberator RAF Aldergrove
No. 201 Squadron RAF Short Sunderland RAF Castle Archdale
No. 206 Squadron RAF Boeing Fortress RAF Benbecula
No. 220 Squadron RAF Boeing Fortress RAF Aldergrove
No. 228 Squadron RAF Short Sunderland RAF Castle Archdale
No. 246 Squadron RAF Short Sunderland RAF Bowmore
No. 407 (Demon) Squadron RCAF[21] Vickers Wellington RAF Chivenor
No. 422 Squadron RCAF[22] Short Sunderland RAF Bowmore
No. 423 Squadron RCAF [22] Short Sunderland RAF Castle Archdale
No. 1402 (Meteorological) Flight RAF[14] Gloster Gladiator/Supermarine Spitfire/Lockheed Hudson RAF Aldergrove
No. 16 Group RAF, under command of Air Vice Marshal B.E. Baker, CB, DSO, MC, AFC[20]
Squadron Type of Aircraft Station
No. 53 Squadron RAF Lockheed Hudson RAF Docking
No. 86 Squadron RAF Consolidated Liberator RAF Thorney Island
No. 143 Squadron RAF Bristol Beaufighter RAF North Coates
No. 236 Squadron RAF Bristol Beaufighter RAF North Coates
No. 254 Squadron RAF Bristol Beaufighter RAF North Coates
No. 320 (Dutch) Squadron RAF[11] Lockheed Hudson RAF Bircham Newton
No. 407 (Demon) Squadron RCAF[15] Lockheed Hudson RAF Docking
No. 521 (Meteorological) Squadron RAF Supermarine Spitfire[nb 1]/de Havilland Mosquito/Lockheed Hudson RAF Bircham Newton
No. 540 Squadron RAF de Havilland Mosquito RAF Benson
No. 541 Squadron RAF Supermarine Spitfire[nb 2] RAF Benson
No. 542 Squadron RAF Supermarine Spitfire RAF Benson
No. 543 Squadron RAF Supermarine Spitfire RAF Benson
No. 544 Squadron RAF Vickers Wellington/Supermarine Spitfire RAF Benson
No. 833 Squadron FAA Fairey Swordfish RAF Thorney Island
No. 836 Squadron FAA Fairey Swordfish RAF Thorney Island
No. 17 Group RAF, under command of Air Commodore H.G. Smart, CBE, DFC, AFC[20]
Squadron Type of Aircraft Station
Numerous Training Units N/A
No. 18 Group RAF, under command of Air Vice Marshal A.B. Ellwood, CB, DSC[20]
Squadron Type of Aircraft Station
No. 144 Squadron RAF Bristol Beaufighter RAF Leuchars
No. 190 Squadron RAF Consolidated Catalina RAF Sullom Voe
No. 235 Squadron RAF Bristol Beaufighter RAF Leuchars
No. 455 Squadron RAAF[24] Handley Page Hampden RAF Leuchars
No. 489 (RNZAF) Squadron[2] Handley Page Hampden RAF Wick
No. 540 Squadron RAF de Havilland Mosquito RAF Leuchars
No. 547 Squadron RAF Vickers Wellington RAF Tain
No. 612 (County of Aberdeen) Squadron RAF[9] Armstrong Whitworth Whitley RAF Wick
No. 1406 (Meteorological) Flight RAF[14] Supermarine Spitfire/Lockheed Hudson RAF Wick
No. 1408 (Meteorological) Flight RAF[14] Handley Page Hampden RAF Wick
No. 1477 (Norwegian) Flight RAF[25] Consolidated Catalina RAF Woodhaven
No. 19 Group RAF, under command of Air Vice Marshal G.R. Bromet, CB, CBE, DSO[20]
Squadron Type of aircraft Station
No. 58 Squadron RAF Armstrong Whitworth Whitley/Handley Page Halifax RAF Holmsley South
No. 59 Squadron RAF Boeing Fortress RAF Chivenor
No. 119 Squadron RAF Consolidated Catalina RAF Pembroke Dock
No. 172 Squadron RAF Vickers Wellington RAF Chivenor
No. 179 Squadron RAF Vickers Wellington RAF Skitten
No. 210 Squadron RAF Consolidated Catalina RAF Pembroke Dock
No. 224 Squadron RAF Consolidated Liberator RAF Beaulieu
No. 248 Squadron RAF Bristol Beaufighter RAF Predannack Down
304 Dywizjon Bombowy (Polish Air Forces) [26] Vickers Wellington RAF Dale
No. 311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF[27] Vickers Wellington RAF Talbenny
No. 404 (Buffalo) Squadron RCAF[15] Bristol Beaufighter RAF Chivenor
No. 405 (Vancouver) Squadron RCAF[15] Handley Page Halifax RAF Beaulieu
No. 461 Squadron RAAF[24] Short Sunderland RAF Hamworthy
No. 502 (Ulster) Squadron RAF[2] Armstrong Whitworth Whitley RAF St Eval
No. 543 Squadron RAF Supermarine Spitfire RAF St Eval
No. 1404 (Meteorological) Flight RAF[14] Lockheed Hudson/Lockheed Ventura RAF St Eval
No. 10 OTU[28] Armstrong Whitworth Whitley RAF St Eval
No. 10 Squadron RAAF Short Sunderland RAF Mount Batten
No. 1 AS (Anti-Submarine) Squadron, USAAF B-24 Liberator RAF St Eval
No. 2 AS (Anti-Submarine) Squadron, USAAF B-24 Liberator RAF St Eval
AHQ Gibraltar, under command of Air Commodore S.P. Simpson, CBE, MC[20]
Squadron Type of aircraft Station
No. 48 Squadron RAF Lockheed Hudson RAF Gibraltar (North Front)
No. 179 Squadron RAF Vickers Wellington RAF Gibraltar (North Front)
No. 202 Squadron RAF Consolidated Catalina RAF Gibraltar (Harbour)
No. 210 Squadron RAF Consolidated Catalina RAF Gibraltar (Harbour)
No. 233 Squadron RAF Lockheed Hudson RAF Gibraltar (North Front)
No. 544 Squadron RAF Supermarine Spitfire RAF Gibraltar (North Front)
AHQ Iceland, under command of Air Commodore K.B. Lloyd, AFC[20]
Squadron Type of Aircraft Station
No. 120 Squadron RAF Consolidated Liberator RAF Reykjavik
No. 269 Squadron RAF Lockheed Hudson RAF Reykjavik
No. 330 (Norwegian) Squadron RAF[18] Northrop N-3PB RAF Reykjavik
No. 1407 (Meteorological) Flight RAF[14] Lockheed Hudson RAF Reykjavik
VP-84 U.S. Navy[19] Consolidated PBY Catalina RAF Reykjavik

6 June 1944[edit]

No. 15 Group RAF under command of Air Vice Marshal Sir Leonard Slatter, KBE, CB, DSC, DFC[20]
Squadron Type of aircraft Station
No. 59 Squadron RAF Consolidated Liberator RAF Ballykelly
No. 120 Squadron RAF Consolidated Liberator RAF Ballykelly
No. 281 Squadron RAF Vickers Warwick (ASR) RAF Tiree
No. 422 Squadron RCAF Short Sunderland RAF Castle Archdale
No. 423 Squadron RCAF Short Sunderland RAF Castle Archdale
No. 518 Squadron RAF Handley Page Halifax (Met) RAF Tiree
No. 1402 (Meteorological) Flight RAF[14] Gloster Gladiator/Supermarine Spitfire RAF Aldergrove
No. 16 Group RAF, under command of Air Vice Marshal F.L. Hopps, CB, CBE, AFC[20]
Squadron Type of Aircraft Station
No. 143 Squadron RAF Bristol Beaufighter RAF Manston
No. 236 Squadron RAF Bristol Beaufighter RAF North Coates
No. 254 Squadron RAF Bristol Beaufighter RAF North Coates
No. 279 Squadron RAF Lockheed Hudson (ASR) RAF Bircham Newton
No. 280 Squadron RAF Vickers Warwick (ASR) RAF Strubby (Det. at RAF Thornaby)
No. 415 (Swordfish) Squadron RCAF[16] Lockheed Hudson RAF Bircham Newton
No. 455 Squadron RAAF Bristol Beaufighter RAF Langham
No. 489 (RNZAF) Squadron Bristol Beaufighter RAF Langham
No. 521 (Meteorological) Squadron RAF Lockheed Ventura/Gloster Gladiator RAF Docking
No. 819 Squadron FAA Fairey Swordfish RAF Manston
No. 848 Squadron FAA Grumman Avenger RAF Manston
No. 854 Squadron FAA Grumman Avenger RAF Hawkinge
No. 855 Squadron FAA Grumman Avenger RAF Hawkinge
No. 1401 (Meteorological) Flight RAF[14] Supermarine Spitfire RAF Manston
No. 17 Group RAF, under command of Air Commodore H.G. Smart, CBE, DFC, AFC[20][29]
Squadron Type of Aircraft Station
No 1674 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF
Numerous Training Units N/A
No. 18 Group RAF, under command of Air Vice Marshal S.P. Simpson, CB, CBE, MC[20]
Squadron Type of Aircraft Station
No. 86 Squadron RAF Consolidated Liberator RAF Tain
No. 210 Squadron RAF Consolidated Catalina RAF Sullom Voe
No. 281 Squadron RAF Vickers Warwick (ASR) RAF Gt Orton/RAF Wick/RAF Sumburgh (Dets.)
No. 330 Squadron RAF Short Sunderland RAF Sullom Voe
No. 333 Squadron RAF de Havilland Mosquito/Consolidated Catalina RAF Sumburgh/RAF Leuchars/RAF Woodhaven
No. 521 (Meteorological) Squadron RAF Lockheed Ventura/Supermarine Spitfire RAF Skitten
No. 1693 (General Reconnaissance) Flight RAF[30] Avro Anson RAF Wick
No. 19 Group RAF, under command of Air Vice Marshal B.E. Baker, CB, DSO, MC, AFC[20]
Squadron Type of aircraft Station
No. 53 Squadron RAF Consolidated Liberator RAF St Eval
No. 58 Squadron RAF Handley Page Halifax RAF St David's
No. 144 Squadron RAF Bristol Beaufighter RAF Davidstow Moor
No. 172 Squadron RAF Vickers Wellington RAF Chivenor
No. 179 Squadron RAF Vickers Wellington RAF Predannack
No. 201 Squadron RAF Short Sunderland RAF Pembroke Dock
No. 206 Squadron RAF Consolidated Liberator RAF St Eval
No. 224 Squadron RAF Consolidated Liberator RAF St Eval
No. 228 Squadron RAF Short Sunderland RAF Pembroke Dock
No. 235 Squadron RAF Bristol Beaufighter RAF Portreath
No. 248 Squadron RAF de Havilland Mosquito RAF Portreath
No. 282 Squadron RAF Vickers Warwick (ASR) RAF Davidstow Moor
304 Dywizjon Bombowy (Polish Air Forces)[26] Vickers Wellington RAF Chivenor
No. 311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF[27] Consolidated Liberator RAF Predannack
No. 404 (Buffalo) Squadron RCAF[15] Bristol Beaufighter RAF Davidstow Moor
No. 407 (Goose) Squadron RCAF[15] Vickers Wellington RAF Chivenor
No. 461 Squadron RAAF[24] Short Sunderland RAF Pembroke Dock
No. 502 (Ulster) Squadron RAF[2] Handley Page Halifax RAF St David's
No. 517 Squadron RAF Handley Page Halifax (Met) RAF Brawdy
No. 524 Squadron RAF Vickers Wellington RAF Davidstow Moor
No. 547 Squadron RAF Consolidated Liberator RAF St Eval
No. 612 (County of Aberdeen) Squadron RAF Vickers Wellington RAF Chivenor
No. 10 Squadron RAAF Short Sunderland RAF Mount Batten
No. 816 Squadron FAA Fairey Swordfish RAF Perranporth
No. 838 Squadron FAA Fairey Swordfish RAF Harrowbeer
No. 849 Squadron FAA Grumman Avenger RAF Perranporth
No. 850 Squadron FAA Grumman Avenger RAF Perranporth
US Navy Patrol Bomber Squadron VPB-103 PB4Y-1 Privateer RAF Dunkeswell
US Navy Patrol Bomber Squadron VPB-105 PB4Y-1 Privateer RAF Dunkeswell
US Navy Patrol Bomber Squadron VPB-110 PB4Y-1 Privateer RAF Dunkeswell
US Navy Patrol Bomber Squadron VPB-114 PB4Y-1 Privateer RAF Dunkeswell
No. 106 Group RAF, under command of Air Commodore J.N. Boothman, CB, DFC, AFC[20]
Squadron Type of aircraft Station
No. 540 Squadron RAF de Havilland Mosquito RAF Benson
No. 541 Squadron RAF Supermarine Spitfire RAF Benson (Det. at RAF St Eval)
No. 542 Squadron RAF Supermarine Spitfire RAF Benson
No. 544 Squadron RAF de Havilland Mosquito RAF Benson
No. 247 Group RAF, under command of Air Vice Marshal G.R. Bromet, CB, CBE, DSO[20]
Squadron Type of aircraft Station
No. 220 Squadron RAF Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress RAF Lagens, Azores
No. 269 Squadron RAF Lockheed Hudson/Supermarine Walrus/Supermarine Spitfire RAF Lagens, Azores
AHQ Gibraltar, under command of Air Vice Marshal W. Elliott, CB, CBE, DFC[20]
Squadron Type of aircraft Station
No. 202 Squadron RAF Consolidated Catalina RAF Gibraltar (New Camp)
No. 520 Squadron RAF Handley Page Halifax/Gloster Gladiator (Met) RAF Gibraltar (North Front)
AHQ Iceland, under command of Air Commodore C.G. Wigglesworth, AFC[20]
Squadron Type of Aircraft Station
No. 162 Squadron RCAF Consolidated Canso Skerja Fjord, Reykjavík
No. 1407 (Meteorological) Flight RAF[14] Lockheed Hudson RAF Reykjavik

References[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ This unit was formed from No. 1401 (Meteorological) Flight in August 1942. One flight was equipped with Spitfire PR.IVs, one of Mosquito PR.IVs and one of Hudsons.[23]
  2. ^ 541, 542 and 543 Sqns were all formed from 1 PRU on 19 October 1942; each was equipped with the Spitfire PR.Mk.IV.[23]
Citations
  1. ^ a b c d Ashworth 1992, Appendix II
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Lake 1999, p. 264.
  3. ^ Delve 1994, p. 51.
  4. ^ a b Lake 1999, p. 282.
  5. ^ a b Lake 1999, pp. 29-30.
  6. ^ a b Lake 1999, p. 182.
  7. ^ Lake 1999, p. 183.
  8. ^ a b Lake 1999, p. 270.
  9. ^ a b c d e Lake 1999, pp. 270-271.
  10. ^ a b c d e Ashworth 1992, Appendix III
  11. ^ a b c d Lake 1999, p. 256.
  12. ^ Lake 1999, p. 48.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g Ashworth 1992, Appendix IV
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Lake 1999, p. 87.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g Lake 1999, p. 259.
  16. ^ a b c Lake 1999, p. 260.
  17. ^ Lake 1999, pp. 87-88.
  18. ^ a b Lake 1999, p. 257.
  19. ^ a b http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_PBY_catalina_US_service.html
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Ashworth 1992, Appendix V
  21. ^ name="RCAF Squadron Histories and Aircraft, Kostenuk, Griffin"
  22. ^ a b name=RCAF Squadron Histories and Aircraft, Kostenuk, Griffin
  23. ^ a b Matusiak 2007, p. 21.
  24. ^ a b c Lake 1999, p. 262.
  25. ^ Lake 1999, p. 90.
  26. ^ a b Lake 1999, p. 255.
  27. ^ a b Lake 1999, pp. 255-256.
  28. ^ Lake 1999, p. 146.
  29. ^ See also Order of battle 6 June 1944, including Nos 4,5,6,7,9, 131, 132 OTUs and . [1].
  30. ^ Lake 1999, p. 99.
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