List of Wings of the Royal Air Force

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Wings within the Royal Air Force have both administrative and tactical applications. Over the years, the structure and role of wings has changed to meet the demands placed on the RAF. Many of the RAF's numbered wings were originally Royal Flying Corps (RFC) or Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) units.

Wings can be found at every station in the RAF and also abroad, deployed on operations.

Wings by number[edit]

No. 1 Wing – No. 99 Wing[edit]

A scoreboard listing the claims for aircraft destroyed by No. 80 Wing RAF between July and November 1918. The squadrons listed, which included two from the Australian Flying Corps are: No. 4 Sqn AFC, 88 Sqn RAF, 4 Sqn AFC, 92 Sqn RAF, 103 Sqn RAF, 46 Sqn RAF, and 54 Sqn RAF.
Wing Date of establishment Date of disestablishment Notes
No. 1 Wing RAF 29 November 1914 September 1961 Originally Royal Flying Corps (RFC)
No. 2 Wing RAF 29 November 1914 Originally RFC
No. 3 Wing RAF 1 March 1915 August 1919 Originally RFC
No. 4 Wing RAF 29 November 1914 Originally RFC
No. 5 Wing RAF 29 November 1914 1966 Originally RFC; 1917–18: Corps Artillery Wing in Palestine Brigade, with 14 and 113 Squadrons (RE 8 and Nieuport), 142 Squadron (RE 8 and Armstrong Whitworth)[1]
No. 6 Wing RAF 20 August 1915 Originally RFC
No. 11 Wing RAF Originally RFC Irish Wing
No. 14 Wing RAF Originally RFC; on Italian Front January–November 1918[2]
No. 15 Wing RAF Originally RFC Fighter Wing
No. 18 Wing RAF Originally RFC Training Wing
No. 19 Wing RAF Originally RFC Training Wing, later Fighter Wing in 2nd Tactical Air Force
No. 20 Wing RAF Originally RFC Training Wing - Egypt
No. 29 Wing RAF June 1917 1920 Originally RFC Flying Training Wing based at Shawbury (No. 9 TDS) [3]
No. 32 Wing RAF Originally RFC Training Wing - Egypt
No. 34 Wing RAF June 1944: reconnaissance wing in 2nd TAF at Northolt with Nos 16 (Spitfire PRXI), 69 (Wellington XIII) and 140 (Mosquito PRIX/XVI) Squadrons;[4][5]
Today: EAW (ISTAR) at RAF Waddington
No. 35 Wing RAF June 1944: reconnaissance wing in 84 Group, 2nd TAF at Gatwick with Nos 2 (Mustang II), 4 (Spitfire PRXI) and 268 (Mustang IA) Squadrons[4][5]
No. 38 Wing RAF September 1943: in Northwest African Troop Carrier Command with 296 Squadron (Albemarle)[6]
Today: 38 Expeditionary Air Wing (Air Transport) RAF Lyneham
No. 39 Wing RAF June 1944: Canadian reconnaissance wing in 83 Group, 2nd TAF at Odiham with Nos 168, 414 (RCAF) and 430 (RCAF) Squadrons (Mustang I), 400 (RCAF) Squadron (Spitfire PRXI)[4][5]
No. 40 Wing RAF 5 October 1917 1 April 1920 Originally RFC; 1917–18: Army Wing in Palestine Brigade, with 1 Squadron Australian Flying Corps (Bristol Fighter and Handley Page), 111 (SE-5A), 144 (DH-9) and 145 (SE-5A) Squadrons[1]
No. 41 Wing RAF 11 October 1917 15 February 1919 Originally RFC; day bomber wing at Azelot (HQ at Lupcourt) in Independent Air Force (IAF) October 1917–November 1918 with 55 (DH4), 99 and 104 Sqns (DH9)[7]
No. 42 Wing RAF
No. 43 Wing RAF
No. 44 Wing RAF
No. 45 Wing RAF
No. 46 Wing RAF
No. 47 Wing RAF
No. 48 Wing RAF
No. 49 Wing RAF
No. 50 Wing RAF Army Cooperation wing with British Expeditionary Force (BEF) Air Component in France 1939–40, Nos 4, 13, and 16 Squadrons flying Westland Lysanders.[8][9]
No. 51 Wing RAF in VII Brigade RFC on Italian Front November 1917–March 1918[2]

Army Cooperation wing with BEF Air Component in France 1939–45, Nos 2, 26 and 81 Squadrons[9]

No. 52 Wing RAF October 1939 May 1940 Bomber wing with BEF Air Component in France 1939–45, Nos 53 and 59 Squadrons[9]
No. 53 Wing RAF
No. 54 Wing RAF
No. 55 Wing RAF
No. 56 Wing RAF
No. 57 Wing RAF
No. 58 Wing RAF
No. 59 Wing RAF
No. 60 Wing RAF Fighter wing with BEF Air Component in France 1939–45, Nos 85 and 87 Squadrons[9]
No. 61 Wing RAF Fighter wing with BEF Air Component in France 1939–45, Nos 607 and 615 Squadrons[9]
No. 62 Wing RAF
No. 63 Wing RAF
No. 64 Wing RAF
No. 65 Wing RAF
No. 66 Wing RAF Former No. 6 Wing RNAS at Otranto, Italy, April–November 1918 with 224 and 225 Sqns[2]
No. 67 Wing RAF at Taranto April–November 1918 with 226 Sqn at Pizzone and 227 Sqn non-operational[2]

Fighter wing with RAF Advanced Air Striking Force (AASF) in France 1939–45, Nos 1, 73, and 212 (PR) Squadrons[9]

No. 68 Wing RAF
No. 69 Wing RAF
No. 70 Wing RAF On September 1939, Nos. 18 and 57 Squadrons at RAF Upper Heyford as part of No. 2 Group RAF; Bomber-Reconnaissance wing with BEF Air Component in France 1939–45, Nos 18 and 57 Squadrons[9]
No. 71 Wing RAF Bomber wing with RAF AASF in France 1939–45, Nos 105, 114, 139 and 150 Squadrons[9]
No. 72 Wing RAF Bomber
No. 73 Wing RAF
No. 74 Wing RAF
No. 75 Wing RAF Bomber wing with RAF AASF in France 1939–45; in May 1940 consisted of No. 88 Squadron RAF at Mourmelon, No. 103 Squadron RAF at Betheniville, and No. 208 Squadron RAF at Auberive, all three equipped with Fairey Battles.[9]
No. 76 Wing RAF Bomber wing with RAF AASF in France 1939–45, Nos 12, 142, and 226 Squadrons[9]
No. 77 Wing RAF
No. 78 Wing RAF Chain Home technical control wing at RAF Ashburton in Devon.[10]
No. 79 Wing RAF
No. 80 Wing RAF in 1918 consisted of two Australian Flying Corps units, No. 2 Squadron AFC, No. 4 Squadron, AFC, No. 46 Squadron RAF, No. 54 Squadron RAF, No. 88 Squadron RAF, No. 92 Squadron RAF, No. 103 Squadron RAF, re-formed on 7 October 1940 as 80 (Signals) Wing, a ECM unit .[11]
No. 81 Wing RAF
No. 82 Wing RAF
No. 83 Wing RAF Night bomber wing at Xaffévillers in IAF June–November 1918 with 97, 100 and 215 Sqns (Handley Page O/400)[7]

September 1939: the Wing consisted of Nos 107 and 110 Squadrons flying Bristol Blenheims from RAF Wattisham, forming part of No. 2 Group RAF

No. 84 Wing RAF Night bomber wing at Roville-aux-Chênes in IAF August–November 1918 with 115 and 216 Sqns (Handley Page O/400)[7]
No. 85 Wing RAF Day bomber wing at Bettoncourt in IAF September–November 1918 with 110 Sqn (DH9a) and 45 Sqn (Sopwith Camel, re-equipping with Sopwith Snipe for escort)[7]

HQ, 85 Wing was at Uetersen, Germany from 1 September 1947 – 31 October 1948.

No. 86 Wing RAF
No. 87 Wing RAF
No. 88 Wing RAF
No. 89 Wing RAF
No. 90 Wing RAF
No. 91 Wing RAF
No. 96 Wing RAF

No. 100 Wing – No. 199 Wing[edit]

Wing Date of establishment Date of disestablishment Notes
No. 100 Wing RAF
No. 101 Wing RAF
No. 102 Wing RAF
No. 103 Wing RAF
No. 104 Wing RAF
No. 105 Wing RAF
No. 106 Wing RAF
No. 107 Wing RAF
No. 108 Wing RAF
No. 109 Wing RAF
No. 110 Wing RAF
No. 111 Wing RAF
No. 112 Wing RAF
No. 113 Wing RAF
No. 114 Wing RAF
No. 115 Wing RAF
No. 116 Wing RAF
No. 117 Wing RAF
No. 118 Wing RAF
No. 119 Wing RAF
No. 120 Wing RAF
No. 121 Expeditionary Air Wing June 1944: in 83 Group, 2nd TAF at Holmsley South with 174, 175 and 245 Squadrons (Typhoon);[4][5] today: Multi Role wing at Coningsby
No. 122 Expeditionary Air Wing 2012 June 1944:: in 83 Group, 2nd TAF at Funtington with 19, 65 and 122 Squadrons (Mustang III);[4][5] later Fighter/Ground Attack (Harrier) wing at Cottesmore
No. 123 Wing RAF June 1944: in 84 Group, 2nd TAF at Thorney Island with 198 and 609 Squadrons (Typhoon)[4][5]
No. 124 Wing RAF June 1944: in 83 Group, 2nd TAF at Hurn with 181, 182 and 247 Squadrons (Typhoon)[4][5]
No. 125 Expeditionary Air Wing 2013 June 1944: in 83 Group, 2nd TAF at Ford with 132, 453 (RAAF) and 602 Squadrons (Spitfire IX LF)[4][5] later fighter wing at Leuchars
No. 126 Wing RAF June 1944: Canadian wing in 83 Group, 2nd TAF at Tangmere with 401, 411 and 412 RCAF Squadrons (Spitfire IX LF)[4][5]
No. 127 Wing RAF June 1944: Canadian wing in 83 Group, 2nd TAF at Tangmere with 403, 416 and 421 RCAF Squadrons (Spitfire IX LF)[4][5]
No. 128 Wing RAF
No. 129 Wing RAF June 1944: Canadian wing in 83 Group, 2nd TAF at Westhampnett with 184 Squadron (Typhoon)[4][5]
No. 130 Wing RAF
No. 131 Wing RAF 1st Polish Fighter Wing: June 1944 in 84 Group, 2nd TAF at Selsey with 302, 308 and 317 Squadrons (Spitfire IX LF);[4][5] attacked by Jagdgeschwader 1 during Operation Bodenplatte
No. 132 Wing RAF June 1944: Norwegian wing in 84 Group, 2nd TAF at Bognor with 6, 331 (Nor) and 332 (Nor) Squadrons (Spitfire IX LF)[4][5]
No. 133 Wing RAF 2nd Polish Fighter Wing: June 1944 in 84 Group, 2nd TAF at Coolham with 129, 306 (Pol) and 315 (Pol) Squadrons (Mustang III)[4][5]
No. 134 Wing RAF June 1944: Czech wing in 84 Group, 2nd TAF at Appledram with 310, 313 Czech Squadrons (Spitfire IX LF)[4][5]
No. 135 Wing RAF June 1944: in 84 Group, 2nd TAF at Chailey with 222, 349 (Belgian) and 485 (RNZAF) Squadrons (Spitfire IX LF);[4][5] later Fighter wing at Leeming
No. 136 Wing RAF June 1944: in 84 Group, 2nd TAF at Thorney Island with 164 and 183 Squadrons (Typhoon)[4][5]
No. 137 Wing RAF June 1944: in 2 Group, 2nd TAF at Hartford Bridge with 88 (Boston IIIA), 226 (Mitchell II) and 342 (French) (Biston IIIA) Squadrons[4][5]
No. 138 Expeditionary Air Wing June 1944: in 2 Group, 2nd TAF at Lasham with 107, 305 (Polish) and 613 Squadrons (Mosquito VI);[4][5] today: Fighter / Ground Attack wing at Marham
No. 139 Wing RAF June 1944: in 2 Group, 2nd TAF at Dunsfold with 98, 180 and 320 (Dutch) Squadrons (Mitchell II)[4][5]
No. 140 Wing RAF 20 September 1943 14 December 2014 June 1944: in 2 Group, 2nd TAF at with 21, 464 (RAAF) and 487 (RNZAF) Squadrons (Mosquito VI) at Gravesend 137 Squadron (Typhoon) at Manston[4][5] later a Fighter EAW wing at Lossiemouth, deployed to Akrotiri
No. 141 Wing RAF June 1944: in 85 Group, 2nd TAF at Hartford Bridge with 91, 124 and 322 Dutch Squadrons (Spitfire XIV) [4][5]
No. 142 Wing RAF June 1944: Night fighter wing in 85 Group, 2nd TAF with 264 and 604 Squadrons (Mosquito)[5]
No. 143 Wing RAF June 1944: Canadian wing in 83 Group, 2nd TAF at Hurn with 438, 439 and 440 RCAF Squadrons (Typhoon)[4][5]
No. 144 Wing RAF June 1944: Canadian wing in 83 Group, 2nd TAF at Ford with 441, 442 and 443 RCAF Squadrons (Spitfire IX LF)[4][5] g
No. 145 Wing RAF June 1944: in 2nd TAF at Merston with 329, 340 and 341 Squadrons (Spitfire IX LF)[4][5]
No. 146 Wing RAF June 1944: in 2nd TAF at Needs Oar Point with 193, 197, 257 and 266 Squadrons (Typhoon)[4][5]
No. 147 Wing RAF June 1944: Night fighter wing in 85 Group, 2nd TAF with 29 Squadron (Mosquito)[5]
No. 148 Wing RAF June 1944: Night fighter wing in 85 Group, 2nd TAF with 409 (RCAF) Squadron (Mosquito)[4][5]
No. 149 Wing RAF June 1944: Canadian night fighter wing in 85 Group, 2nd TAF with 410 and 488 RCAF Squadrons (Mosquito)[5]
No. 150 Wing RAF June 1944: in 85 Group under operational control of 2nd TAF with 3 (Tempest V), 56 (Spitfire IX LF; Tempest from July) and 486 (RNZAF) (Tempest V) Squadrons at Newchurch and 124 (Spitfire VII) Squadron at Bradwell Bay[4][5]
No. 151 Wing RAF Fought alongside the Soviets on the Kola Peninsula during the first months of Operation Barbarossa during the Second World War. After the war, an air defence missile formation.[citation needed]
No. 152 Wing RAF
No. 153 Wing RAF
No. 154 Wing RAF
No. 155 Wing RAF
No. 156 Wing RAF
No. 157 Wing RAF
No. 159 Wing RAF
No. 160 Wing RAF
No. 164 Wing RAF
No. 165 Wing RAF June 1943: at Comilla in 224 Group with 79 and 146 Sqns (Hurricane)[12]
No. 166 Wing RAF June 1943: at Chittagong in 224 Group with 67 and 261 Sqns (Hurricane)[12]

Redesignated 902 Wing

No. 167 Wing RAF
No. 168 Wing RAF June 1943: at Digri in 221 Group with 159 Sqn (Liberator) at Salbani and detachment 28 Sqn (Hurricane) at Alipore; non-operational: 2 Sqn (RIAF) (Hurricane) at Ranchi, 5 Sqn (Hurricane) at Kharagpur, 45 and 110 Sqns (Vengeance) at Digri, 82 Sqn (Vengeance) at Salbani and 177 Sqn (Beaufighter) at Amarda Road.[12]
No. 169 Wing RAF June 1943: at Agartala in 224 Group with 17 (Hurricane) and 27 (Beaufighter) Sqns[12]
No. 170 Wing RAF June 1943: at Imphal in 221 Group with 155 (Mohawk) and

detachment 28 Sqn (Hurricane), and 42 Sqn at Kumbhirgram[12] Redesignated 908 Wing

No. 171 Wing RAF
No. 172 Wing RAF
No. 173 Wing RAF
No. 174 Wing RAF
No. 175 Wing RAF June 1943: at Jessore in 221 Group with 99 and 215 Sqns (Wellington)[12]

December 1944 and June 1945: in 231 Group with 99 Sqn (Liberator) Sqn [13][14]

No. 177 Wing RAF December 1944: Transport Wing in Combat Cargo Task Force, Eastern Air Command (EAC) with 31, 62, 117 and 194 Sqns (Dakota)[13]
No. 179 Wing RAF
No. 180 Wing RAF
No. 181 Wing RAF
No. 182 Wing RAF
No. 183 Wing RAF
No. 183 Wing RAF
No. 184 Wing RAF December 1944 and June 1945: in 231 Group, Strategic Air Force EAC, with 355 and 356 Sqns (Liberator)[13][14]
No. 185 Wing RAF December 1944: in 231 Group, Strategic Air Force EAC, with 159, 215, 357 Sqns (Liberator)[13]

June 1945: in 231 Group, RAF Burma, with 159 (Liberator), 357 (Liberator/Dakota), 358 (Liberator) Sqns and 1341 Flight (Halifax)[14] October 1945: at Penang in RAF Malaya with a detachment of 27 Sqn (Beaufighter)[15]

No. 186 Wing RAF
No. 187 Wing RAF
No. 188 Wing RAF
No. 189 Wing RAF
No. 190 Wing RAF
No. 191 Wing RAF
No. 192 Wing RAF

No. 200 Wing – No. 299 Wing[edit]

Wing Date of establishment Date of disestablishment Notes
No. 215 Wing RAF
No. 231 Wing RAF May 1942: Medium Bomber Wing in 205 Group at El Daba, Egypt, with 37, 70 and 108 Squadrons (Wellington IC)
September–October 1942: 37 and 70 Squadrons[16][17]
September 1943: in Northwest African Strategic Air Force (NASAF) with 37 and 70 Sqns (Wellington III/X)[6]
January 1944: in Mediterranean Allied Strategic Air Force (MASAF) with 37 and 70 Sqns (Wellington X)[6]
April 1945: in 205 Group MASAF with 37 and 70 Sqns (Liberator VI)[18]
No. 232 Wing RAF October 1942: Bomber Wing in Western Desert Air Force (WDAF) with 55 and 223 Squadrons RAF (Baltimore), 82, 83 and 343 Bombardment Squadrons, USAAF (Mitchell II)[17]
January 1944: in Desert Air Force (DAF) with 18, 114 (Boston) and 223 (Baltimore) Sqns[6]
April 1945: in DAF with 13, 18, 114 Sqns (Boston IV/V), 55 Sqn (Boston V) and 256 Sqn (Mosquito XII/XIII)[18]
No. 233 Wing RAF May–October 1942: Fighter Wing in 211 Group WDAF at Gambut with 2 (SAAF) and 260 Squadrons (Kittyhawk I) and 4 (SAAF) and 5 (SAAF) (Tomahawk)[16][17]
No. 234 Wing RAF October 1942: in Egypt with 889 Squadron Fleet Air Arm (FAA) (Fulmar II and Hurricane IIC)[17]
No. 235 Wing RAF October 1942: General Reconnaissance Wing under 201 Group in Egypt with 13 (Greek) (Blenheim IV/Bisley), 47 (Wellesley), 450 (RAAF) (Hudson III) and 701 (FAA) (Walrus) Squadrons[17]
January 1944: in 201 Group under RAF Middle East Command with 13 (Greek), 15 (SAAF) (Baltimore), 47 (Beaufighter), 459 (RAAF) (Hudson/Ventura) and 603 (Beaufighter) Sqns[6]
No. 236 Wing RAF May 1942: Medium Bomber Wing in 205 Group at El Daba with 104 and 148 Squadrons (Wellington IC and II)
September–October 1942: 108 and 148 Squadrons[16][17]
September 1943: in NASAF with 40 and 104 Sqns (Wellington III/X)[6]
January 1944: in MASAF with 40 and 104 Sqns (Wellington III/X)[6]
April 1945: in 205 Group MASAF, with 40 and 104 Sqns (Liberator VI)[18]
No. 237 Wing RAF
No. 238 Wing RAF May 1942:Medium Bomber Wing in 205 Group with 38 Squadron at Maaten Bagush and 140 Squadron at Shallufa (Wellington IC)
September–October 1942: 40 (Wellington IC) and 104 (Wellington II) Squadrons[16][17]
September 1943: in Air Defences, Eastern Mediterranean, with 16 (SAAF) Sqn (Beaufort)[6]
No. 239 Wing RAF May and September 1942: Fighter Wing in 211 Group WDAF at Gambut with 3 (RAAF), 112, 250 and 450 (RAAF) Squadrons (Kittyhawk I)[16]
October 1942: 66 Fighter Squadron USAAF attached[17]
September 1943: in DAF with 112, 250, 260 and 450 (RAAF) Sqns (Kittyhawk)[6]
January 1944: in DAF with 3 (RAAF), 5 (SAAF), 112, 250, 260 and 450 (RAAF) Sqns (Kittyhawk)[6]
April 1945: in DAF with 3 (RAAF), 5 (SAAF), 112, and 260 Sqns (Mustang III/IV), 250 and 450 (RAAF) Sqns (Kittyhawk IV)[18]
No. 240 Wing RAF September 1943: Heavy Bomber wing in US 9th Air Force with 178 (Halifax/Liberator) and 462 (RAAF) (Halifax) Sqns[6]
January 1944: under RAF Middle East with 178 (Liberator) and 462 (RAAF) (Halifax) Sqns[6]
April 1945: in 205 Group MASAF with 178 Sqn (Liberator VI)[18]
No. 241 Wing RAF
No. 242 Wing RAF October 1942: Heavy Bomber Wing in 205 Group in Egypt with 160 Squadron (Liberator)[17]
No. 243 Wing RAF May 1942: Fighter Wing in 211 Group WDAF at Gambut with 33 Squadron and 274 Squadrons (Hurricane IIA/B), 80 Squadron (Hurricane IIC) and 143 Squadron (from June) (Spitfire VC)

September 1942: 33, 73 and 213 Squadrons (Hurricane IIC), 145 and 601 Squadrons (Spitfire VC)[16] October 1942: 212 Group WDAF with 80 (Hurricane IIC), 127 and 335 (Greek) (Hurricane IIB) and 274 (Hurricane IIE) Squadrons[17]

No. 244 Wing RAF September 1942: Fighter Wing in 211 Group WDAF at Amiriya with 1 (SAAF) and 238 Squadrons (Hurricane IIB), 80 Squadron (Hurricane IIC) and 92 Squadron (Spitfire VB/C)[16]
October 1942: 73 (Hurricane IIC), 92 (Spitfire VB/C), 145, 601 (Spitfire VB) Squadrons[17]
September 1943: in DAF with 1 (SAAF), 91, 145, 417 (RCAF) and 601 Sqns (Spitfire)[6]
January 1944: under US 64th Fighter Wing with 80, 92, 145, 241, 274, 417 (RCAF) and 601 Sqns (Spitfire)[6]
April 1945: in DAF with 91, 145, 417 (RCAF) Sqns (Spitfire VIII), 241 Sqn (Spitfire VIII/IX), and 601 Sqn (Spitfire IX)[18]
No. 245 Wing RAF October 1942: Bomber Wing in 205 Group in Egypt with 14 (Boston III/Marauder), 462 (RAAF) (Halifax) Squadrons[17]
September 1943: in Air Defences, Eastern Mediterranean, with 1 General Reconnaissance Unit (1 Flt) (Wellington)[6]
January 1944: in 201 Group under RAF Middle East with 1 GRU (Wellington) and 252 Sqn (Beaufighter), detachment under Allied HQ Levant, with 17 (SAAF) (Ventura) and Picardy (Free French) (Blenheim/Vengeance) Sqns[6]
No. 246 Wing RAF October 1942: Fighter-Bomber Wing in 207 Group in East Africa with 41 (SAAF) Squadron (Hurricane IIB and Hartebeest)[17]
September 1943 and January 1944: Reconniassance Wing in East Africa with 209, 259, 262 (Catalina) and 230 (Sunderland) Sqns[6]
April 1945: under Air HQ, East Africa, with 259 Sqn (Sunderland V/Catalina I/IB)[18]
No. 247 Wing RAF October 1942: Torpedo Bomber/Reconnaissance Wing under 201 Group in Egypt with 38 (Wellington IC/VIII), 203 (Baltimore) and 252 (Beaufighter) Sqns[17]
September 1943: in Air Defences, Eastern Mediterranean, with 38 (Wellington) 203 (Baltimore) and 252 (Beaufighter) Sqns[6]
January 1944: in in 201 Group under RAF Middle East with 16 (SAAF) and 227 (Beaufighter), 38 (Wellington) and 454 (RAAF) (Baltimore) Sqns[6]
No. 248 Wing RAF October 1942: Torpedo Bomber Wing under 201 Group in Egypt 38 and 221 Squadrons (Wellington IC/VIII), 39 Squadron (Beaufort) and 203 Squadron (Blenheim IV, Bisley, Baltimore I/II/III, Maryland) [17]
September 1943: in Malta with 69 (Baltimore) and 221 (Wellington) Sqns[6]
No. 249 Wing RAF September 1943: in 216 Group, Middle East Air Command, with 117 (Dakota), 162 (Wellington/Bisley) and 28 (SAAF) (Dakota/Anson/Wellington) Sqns[6]
January 1944: in 216 Group, RAF Middle East, with 216 and 267 Sqns (Dakota)[6]
pril 1945: in 216 Ferry and Air Transport Group RAF, Mediterranean Allied Air Forces (MAAF), with 44 (SAAF) (Air Ambulance) (Dakota/Anson/Expeditor)

[18]

No. 250 Wing RAF November 1941: in 202 Group at Ismailia with 1 GRU (Wellington I/IC) and 73 Squadron (Hurricane I) at Port Said[16]

October 1942: in Egypt with 89 (Beaufighter) and 94 (Hurricane IIC and Spitfire VC) Squadrons[17]

No. 251 Wing RAF
No. 252 Wing RAF November 1941: in 202 Group at Alexandria, with 213 Squadron (Heliopolis) and part of 73 Squadron (Hurricane I)[16]

October 1942: in Egypt with 46 (Beaufighter) and 417 (RCAF) (Hurricane IIC and Spitfire VC) Squadrons[17]

No. 253 Wing RAF Until November 1941: Army Cooperation Wing in WDAF at Ghot Wahas with 208, 237 (Rhodesian) and 451 (RAAF) Squadrons (Hurricane I)[16]
April 1945: in DAF with 15 (SAAF), 454 (RAAF) and 500 Sqns (Baltimore)[18]
No. 254 Wing RAF July 1944: in Balkan Air Force (BAF) at Termoli with 39 (Beaufighter TF X), 213 (Mustang III) and 13 (Greek) (Baltimore IV/V) Squadrons[19]
April 1945: in BAF with 25 (SAAF) and 30 Sqns (Marauder III), 28 and 132 Italian Co-Belligerent Air Force (IAF) Sqns (Baltimore IV/V)[18]
No. 255 Wing RAF
No. 256 Wing RAF
No. 257 Wing RAF
No. 258 Wing RAF November 1941: Fighter Wing in WDAF with 2 (SAAF), 3 (RAAF), 4 (SAAF), 112 and 250 Squadrons (Tomahawk)[16]
September 1943 and January 1944: Reconnaissance Wing in East Africa with 265 Sqn (Catalina)[6]
April 1945: under Air HQ, East Africa, with 265 Sqn (Catalina I/IB)[18]
No. 259 Wing RAF November 1941: at Nicosia with 213 Squadron (Hurricane I) and 815 Squadron Fleet Air Arm at Lakatamia[16]
September 1943: in Air Defences, Eastern Mediterranean, with 46 (Beaufighter) and 208 (Hurricane) Sqns[6]
January 1944: Fighter Reconnaissance Wing in Cyprus under Allied HQ Levant, with 208 Sqn (Hurricane/Spitfire)[6]
No. 260 Wing RAF
No. 261 Wing RAF
No. 262 Wing RAF November 1941: Fighter Wing in WDAF with 1 (SAAF), 94, 229, 238, 260 and 274 Squadrons (Hurricane I)[16]
No. 263 Wing RAF November 1941: at Beirut with 335 (Greek) Squadron in Palestine (Hurricane I), a Free French squadron in Lebanon (Morane 406) and a Free French flight in Syria (Blenheim IV)[16]
January 1944: in Air Defences, Eastern Mediterranean, with 55 Sqn (Baltimore)[6]
No. 264 Wing RAF
No. 265 Wing RAF
No. 266 Wing RAF
No. 267 Wing RAF
No. 268 Wing RAF
No. 269 Wing RAF November 1941: Fighter Wing in WDAF at Sidi Haniesh, with 30 and RN(F) (FAA) Squadrons (Hurricane I/IIA/B)[16]
No. 270 Wing RAF November 1941: Light Bomber Wing in WDAF at Fuka with 8 (detachment), 45 and 55 Squadrons at Fuka, 14 and 84 Squadrons at Maaten Bagush, and 342 (Lorraine) (Free French) Squadron at Abu Sueir (Blenheim IV)[16]
No. 272 Wing RAF
No. 273 Wing RAF
No. 274 Wing RAF
No. 275 Wing RAF
No. 276 Wing RAF
No. 280 Wing RAF
No. 281 Wing RAF July 1944: Fighter Wing in Balkan Air Force at Termoli with 32 (Spitfire VC/B/VIII/IX), 249 (Spitfire VC) and 253 (Spitfire VC) Squadrons RAF, 102 (Macchi C.202) and 155 (Macchi C.205) Squadrons IAF[19]
April 1945: in BAF with 73 (Spitfire IX), 253 (Spitfire VIII/IX), 352 (Yugoslav) (Spitfire Vc), 6 and 351 (Yugoslav) (Hurricane IV) Sqns[18]
No. 282 Wing RAF April 1945: in 216 Ferry and Air Transport Group MAAF with 216 Sqn (Dakota/Anson/Expeditor)[18]
No. 283 Wing RAF October 1942: Transport Wing in 216 Group in East Africa with 163 Squadron (Hudson VI) [17]
April 1945: in BAF with 16 (SAAF), 19 (SAAF) (Beaufighter X), 213 (Mustang III/IV) and 249 (Mustang III) Sqns[18]
No. 284 Wing RAF January 1944: Transport Wing in 216 Group MAAF with 28 (SAAF) Sqn (Dakota/Anson)[6]
April 1945: in 216 Ferry and Air Transport Group MAAF with 28 (SAAF) Sqn (Dakota/Anson/Expeditor)[18]
No. 285 Wing RAF September 1942: Reconnaissance Wing in WDAF at Burg el Arab, with 2 PRU (Spitfire VB), 1437 Flight (Maryland and Baltimore) and 60 (SAAF) Squadron at Wadi Natrun (Maryland);[16] joined in October by 208 and 40 (SAAF) Squadrons (Hurricane I/IIA/B)[17]
September 1943: in DAF with 40 (SAAF) and 225 Sqns (Spitfire), 1437 Flt (Mustang)[6]
January 1944: in DAF with 40 (SAAF) (Spitfire) and 600 Sqns (Beaufighter) Sqns[6]
April 1945: in DAF with 40 (SAAF) (Spitfire IX) and 318 (Polish) (Spitfire V/IX) Sqns[18]
No. 286 Wing RAF (As Malta Wing) September 1943: 126, 185, 229, 249 Sqns and 1435 Flight (Spitfire)[6]
January 1944: in 242 Group, Mediterranean Allied Coastal Air Force (MACAF), with 14 Sqn (Marauder), 126, 249 Sqns and 1435 Flt (Spitfire), 255 and 416 (USAAF) Sqns (Beaufighter), and 608 (Hudson) Sqn[6]
No. 287 Wing RAF April 1945: in MACAF with 272 Sqn (Beaufighter X) and 1435 Flt (Spitfire IX)[18]
No. 292 Wing RAF
No. 293 Wing RAF June 1943: at Calcutta in 221 Group with 136 (Hurricane) and 176 (Beaufighter) Sqns at Baigachi, 607 and 615 (Hurricane) Sqns at Alipore.[12]

December 1944: in Air Defence of Calcutta, EAC, with 69 (Beaufighter) and 615 (Spitfire) Sqns[13]

No. 294 Wing RAF
No. 295 Wing RAF
No. 296 Wing RAF
No. 297 Wing RAF
No. 298 Wing RAF Included 26 Squadron SAAF

No. 300 Wing – No. 499 Wing[edit]

Wing Date of establishment Date of disestablishment Notes
No. 300 Wing RAF
No. 301 Wing RAF
No. 302 Wing RAF
No. 303 Wing RAF
No. 321 Wing RAF
No. 322 Wing RAF November 1942: Mobile Wing in Eastern Air Command (North West Africa) at Maison Blanche with 81, 154 and 242 Squadrons (Spitfire VC), and 225 Squadron (Hurricane IIE)[17]
September 1943: in DAF with 81, 151, 154, 232 and 242 Sqns (Spitfire)[6]
January 1944: in Air Defences, Eastern Mediterranean, with 154, 232 and 242 Sqns (Spitfire)[6]
No. 323 Wing RAF November 1942: Non-mobile Wing in EAC (NWA) at Maison Blanche with 43 and 253 Squadrons (Hurricane IIC) and 4 PRU (Spitfire PR IV)[17]
September 1943: in Northwest African Coastal Air Force (NACAF) with 32, 73, 253 (Spitfire), 87 (Hurricane/Spitfire) and 219 (Beaufighter) Sqns[6] January 1944: in 242 Group MACAF with 73 Sqn (Spitfire) [6]
April 1945: in MACAF with 38 (Wellington XIV) and 624 (Walrus) Sqns and IAF Seaplane Wing (82°, 83°, 84°, 85° Gruppi) (CANT Z.501/506/RS 14)[18]
No. 324 Wing RAF November 1942: Mobile Wing in EAC (NWA) at Maison Blanche with 72, 93, 111 and 152 Squadrons (Spitfire VB) and 255 Squadron (Beaufighter VIF)[17]
April 1945: in DAF with 42, 73, 93 Sqns (Spitfire IX)[18]
No. 325 Wing RAF 14/9/42 – 30/6/43 – Naval Co-operation wing
November 1942: Mobile Wing in EAC (NWA) at Algiers with 32 and 87 Squadrons (Hurricane IIC), 232 and 243 Squadrons (Spitfire VB), 241 Squadron (Hurricane IIE) and 600 Squadron (Beaufighter VIF)[17]
25/8/43 – 12/8/44 – General Reconnaissance wing in NACAF with 272 and 603 (Beaufighter), 608 (Hudson) and 614 (Bisley) Sqns[6]
January 1944: in Malta with 52 (Baltimore) and 614 (Bisley) Sqns[6]
1 Apr 2006 – c.2009(?) – Expeditionary Air Wing – RAF Kinloss – Maritime Patrol and Surveillance
No. 326 Wing RAF November 1942: Semi-mobile Wing in EAC (NWA) at Blida with 13, 18, 114 and 614 Squadons (Bisley)[17]
No. 328 Wing RAF November 1942: Non-mobile Wing in EAC (NWA) at Blida with 500 and 608 Squadrons (Hudson V), 700 (FAA) Squadron (Walrus) and 813 (FAA) Squadron (Swordfish)[17]
September 1943: in NACAF with 13 (Bisley), 14 (Marauder), 39, 47, 255 (Beaufighter), 52 (Baltimore) and 458 (RAAF) (Wellington) Sqns[6]
January 1944: in US 63d Fighter Wing, with I/22 (Free French) (Maruader), 23 (Mosquito) and 500 (Hudson/Ventura) Sqns [6]
No. 329 Wing RAF
No. 330 Wing RAF September 1943: in NASAF with 142 and 150 Squadrons (Wellington III/X)[6]
January 1944: in MASAF with 142 and 150 Sqns (Wellington X)[6]
No. 331 Wing RAF September 1943: in NASAF with 420, 424 and 425 Squadrons RCAF (Wellington X)[6]
No. 332 Wing RAF
No. 333 Wing RAF January 1944: in Malta with 52 (Baltimore) and 614 (Bisley) Sqns[6]
No. 334 Wing RAF July 1944: Special Duties Wing in Balkan Air Force at Brindisi and Lecce with 148 Squadron RAF (Halifax II/V and Lysander), 1586 Polish Flight (Halifax II/IIA and Liberator III), and 1 and 88 IAF Sqns (SM 82 and Cz 1007)[19]
April 1945: in BAF with 1 (SM82) and 88 (Cz 1007) IAF Sqns, 148 (Halifax IV/V/Lysander IIIA) and 44 (SAAF) (Dakota) Sqns, and 16 (USAAF) Sqn (Dakota I/III)[18]
No. 335 Wing RAF January 1944: in Malta with 87 (Hurricane/Spitfire) and 272 (Beaufighter) Sqns[6]
No. 336 Wing RAF January 1944: in Mediterranean Allied Photographic Reconnaissance Wing, with 60 (SAAF) (Mosquito) and 683 (Spitfire) Sqns[6]
April 1945: in MAAF with 681 and 683 Sqns (Spitfire PR IX/PR XIX), 60 (SAAF) and detachment 680 Sqn (Mosquito PR XVI)[18]
No. 337 Wing RAF January 1944: in MACAF, with I/5 and III/6 Free French (Airacobra) and 417 (USAAF) (Beaufighter) Sqns[6]
April 1945: in Air HQ Greece, BAF, with 13 (Greek) (Baltimore V), 335 (Greek) and 336 (Greek) (Spitfire Vb/Vc), 252 (Beaufighter XC) and detachment 624 (Walrus) Sqns[18]
No. 338 Wing RAF January 1944: in MACAF with I/4 (Airacobra) and II/3 (Hurricane) Free French, 32 (Spitfire), 39 (Beaufighter X) and 153 (Beaufighter VIF) Sqns[6]
April 1945: in MACAF with 237 (Rhodesian) (Spitfire IX) and 255 (Mosquito XIX) Sqns[18]
No. 339 Wing RAF
No. 340 Wing RAF April 1945: in MACAF with II/6 and II/9 (Free French) (Airacobra), 2S (Free French (Latécoère) and 4S (Free French) (Walrus) Sqns[18]
No. 341 Wing RAF June 1945: Transport Wing in 232 Group, RAF Burma, with 62, 194 and 267 Sqns (Dakota)[14]
No. 342 Wing RAF June 1945: Transport Wing in 232 Group, RAF Burma, with 31, 117 and 436 (RCAF) Sqns (Dakota)[14]
No. 343 Wing RAF
No. 344 Wing RAF
No. 345 Wing RAF June 1945: Transport Wing in 232 Group, RAF Burma, with 435 (RCAF) Sqn (Dakota)[14]
No. 346 Wing RAF June 1945: in 222 Group with 22 (Beaufighter), 230 (Sunderland), 136 (Spitfire) Sqns[14]
No. 347 Wing RAF June 1945: Photo Reconnaissance Wing in 231 Group, RAF Burma, with 681 (Spitfire) and 684 (Mosquito) Sqns[14]
No. 348 Wing RAF
No. 349 Wing RAF
No. 350 Wing RAF
No. 351 Wing RAF

No. 500 Wing – No. 999 Wing[edit]

Wing Date of establishment Date of disestablishment Notes
No. 500 Wing RAF
No. 551 Wing RAF Would have been part of Tiger Force, scheduled to be operational by 1 January 1946 at RAF Coningsby, as of August 1945.[20] Formation does not seem to have been completed. Later served as part of Second Tactical Air Force at RAF Gutersloh in Germany in the mid 1950s.
No. 552 Wing RAF
No. 553 Wing RAF
No. 554 Wing RAF
No. 700 Wing RAF
No. 701 Wing RAF
No. 900 Wing RAF
No. 901 Wing RAF 1 October 1944
1 April 2006
December 1945 December 1944: Tactical Wing at Chiringa, India, in 224 Group 3rd Tactical Air Force (3 TAF), with 27, 177, and 211 Sqns (Beaufighter)[13][21]

June 1945: Non-operational in 224 Group with 45, 82, 84 (Mosquito) and 211 (Beaufighter) Sqns[14][21]
November 1945: at St. Thomas Mount[21]
Today: Expeditionary Air Wing deployed to Middle East[21]

No. 902 Wing RAF 1 December 1944
1 April 2006
Tactical Wing formed from 166 (Tactical) Wing;[22] December 1944: at Chittagong in 224 Group EAC with 9 (RIAF) (Hurricane), 39 and 135 (Thunderbolt), and 459 USAAF (Lightning) Sqns[13]

June 1945: Non-operational in 224 Group with 11 Sqn (Hurricane)[14]
October 1945: at Tengah in RAF Malaya with 152 and 155 Sqns (Spitfire)[15]
Today: Expeditionary Air Wing deployed to Middle East[22]

No. 903 Wing RAF 1 December 1944
2003
31 October 1945 Tactical Wing formed at Patenga in 224 Group, 3 TAF

[23]
December 1944: temporarily at Comilla with 67 Sqn (Spitfire)[13]
October 1945: at Kallang in RAF Malaya with 31 Sqn (Dakota)[15]
Reformed as Expeditionary Air Wing for Operation Telic[23]

No. 904 Wing RAF December 1944: at Cox's Bazar in 224 Group EAC with 2 (RIAF) and 4 (RIAF) Sqns (Hurricane) and 237 Sqn (Spitfire)[13]

June 1945: Non-operational in 224 Group with 134 and 258 Sqns (Thunderbolt)[14]
December 1945: at Batavia with 60 and 81 Sqns (Thunderbolt), 84 and detachments 47 and 110 Sqns (Mosquito), detachment 681 (Spitfire PR), 155 (Spitfire), 31 (Dakota) and 656 (AOP) (Auster) Sqns [24]
Later: Expeditionary Air Wing

No. 905 Wing RAF November 1944
April 2006
31 October 1945 December 1944: at Jalia, India, in 224 Group, EAC[25] with 134 and 258 Sqns (Thunderbolt)[13]

June 1945: Non-operational in 224 Group with 5, 30, 123 and 135 Sqns (Thunderbolt)[14]
October 1945: at Kuala Lumpur in RAF Malaya with 60, 81, 131, 258 (Thunderbolt) and 656 (AOP) (Auster) Sqns[15]
Today: Expeditionary Air Wing at RAF Mount Pleasant[25]

No. 906 Wing RAF 1 December 1944
2011
13 November 1945 Tactical Wing formed at Tulihal from 170 (Bomber) Wing;[26] December 1944: at Imphal in 221 Group EAC with 1 (RIAF), 42 and 60 Sqns (Hurricane)[13]

June 1945: in 221 Group, RAF Burma, with 28 (Hurricane), 176 (Beaufighter), 273 and 607 (Spitfire) Sqns[14]
Reformed as Expeditionary Air Wing for Operation Ellamy[26]

No. 907 Wing RAF December 1944: at Tamu in 221 Group EAC with 11 (Hurricane) and 152 (Spitfire) Sqns [13]

June 1945: Non-operational in 224 Group with 20 Sqn (Hurricane)[14]
Later: Expeditionary Air Wing

No. 908 Wing RAF December 1944: at Kumbhirgram in 221 Group EAC with 43 Sqn (Mosquito)[13]

June 1945: in 221 Group, RAF Burma, with 47 and 110 Sqns (Mosquito)[14]

No. 909 Wing RAF December 1944: at Pallel in 221 Group EAC with 17, 153 and 607 Sqns (Spitfire), 34 and 113 Sqns (Hurricane)[13]

June 1945: in 221 Group, RAF Burma, with 152 and 155 Sqns (Spitfire)[14]

No. 910 Wing RAF December 1944: at Wangjing in 221 Group EAC with 79, 146 and 261 Sqns (Thunderbolt)[13]

June 1945: in 221 Group, RAF Burma, with 34, 42, 79 and 113 Sqns (Thunderbolts)[14]

Expeditionary Air Wings[edit]

Formed on 1 April 2006, Expeditionary Air Wing's (EAW) are established at the following RAF Flying Stations:

Deployed EAWs[edit]

Disbanded EAWs[edit]

Force Protection Wings[edit]

Formed from RAF Regiment field squadrons and RAF Police components, Force Protection (FP) Wings are responsible for defending aircraft and personnel whilst deployed on operations. the overarching Force Protection Force HQ is located at RAF Honington. Each FP Wg is parented by an RAF Station with whom it is usually deployed:

RAF Force Protection Wings were, until April 2004, were known as Tactical Survive To Operate Headquarters (Tac STO HQs).

Miscellaneous Wings[edit]

Station-based Wings[edit]

A typical Royal Air Force flying station (not training) will have the following integrated wing-based structure:

On a smaller RAF Station, these functions may be termed squadrons but their role is identical.

Specialised Station-based Wings[edit]

Some stations has Wings which are customised to their particular role with the RAF:

Tactical Wings[edit]

Wings termed 'Tactical' within the Royal Air Force provide are cohesive, specialised teams.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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