List of Royal Flying Corps squadrons

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A list of Royal Flying Corps squadrons with date and location of foundation.

The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was the aviation arm of the British Army. Squadrons were the main form of flying unit from its foundation on 13 April 1912, until its merging with the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) to form the Royal Air Force on 1 April 1918.

In June 1914, the RFC consisted of five aircraft squadrons; No. 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. No. 1 Squadron was in the process of converting from balloons, while No. 7 was still being formed. On the outbreak of the First World War on 4 August 1914, the Military Wing of the RFC comprised 147 officers and 1,097 men with 179 aircraft. During the war the RFC underwent a rapid expansion, and by the end of 1916 had 46,000 personnel, and 2,712 aircraft in 64 operational and 33 reserve squadrons. A year later there were 10,938 aircraft in 115 operational and 109 training squadrons.[1]

Squadrons[edit]

Name Date Location Ref. Notes
No. 1 Squadron 13 May 1912 Woolwich [2] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Ste-Marie-Cappell, France
No. 2 Squadron 13 May 1912 Farnborough [3] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Merville, France
No. 3 Squadron 13 May 1912 Larkhill [4] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Valheureux, France
No. 4 Squadron 16 September 1912 Farnborough [5] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Chocques, France
No. 5 Squadron 26 July 1913 Farnborough [6] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Acq, France
No. 6 Squadron 31 January 1914 Farnborough [7] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Le Crotoy, France
No. 7 Squadron 1 May 1914 Farnborough [8] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Proven, Belgium
No. 8 Squadron 1 January 1915 Brooklands [9] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Vert Galand, France
No. 9 Squadron 8 December 1914 Saint-Omer [10] Disbanded on 22 March 1915 and reformed at Brooklands on 1 April 1915. To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Proven, Belgium
No. 10 Squadron 1 January 1915 Farnborough [11] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Chocques, France
No. 11 Squadron 14 February 1915 Netheravon [12] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Fienvillers, France
No. 12 Squadron 14 February 1915 Netheravon [13] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Soncamp, France
No. 13 Squadron 10 January 1915 Gosport [14] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Le Hameau, France
No. 14 Squadron 3 February 1915 Shoreham [15] from No. 3 Reserve Aeroplane Squadron[16] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Junction Station, Palestine
No. 15 Squadron 1 March 1915 Farnborough [17] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Fienvillers, France
No. 16 Squadron 10 February 1915 Saint-Omer [18] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Camblain-l'Abbe, France
No. 17 Squadron 1 February 1915 Gosport [19] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Lahana, Greece
No. 18 Squadron 11 May 1915 Northolt [20] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Triezennes, France
No. 19 Squadron 1 September 1915 Castle Bromwich [21] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Savy, France
No. 20 Squadron 1 September 1915 Netheravon [22] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Ste-Marie-Cappel, France
No. 21 Squadron 23 July 1915 Netheravon [23] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Droglandt, France
No. 22 Squadron 1 September 1915 Fort Grange, Gosport [24] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Vert Galand, France
No. 23 Squadron 1 September 1915 Fort Grange, Gosport [25] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at St-Omer, France
No. 24 Squadron 1 September 1915 Hounslow Heath [26] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Conteville, France
No. 25 Squadron 25 September 1915 Montrose [27] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Ruisseauville, France
No. 26 Squadron 8 October 1915 Netheravon [28] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Cape Town, South Africa
No. 27 Squadron 5 November 1915 Hounslow Heath [29] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Ruisseauville, France
No. 28 Squadron 7 November 1915 Gosport [30] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Grossa
No. 29 Squadron 7 November 1915 Gosport [31] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at La Lovie
No. 30 Squadron 24 March 1915 Ismailia, Egypt [32] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Qubba
No. 31 Squadron 11 October 1915 Farnborough [33] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Risalpur
No. 32 Squadron 12 January 1916 Netheravon [34] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Beauvois
No. 33 Squadron 12 January 1916 Filton [35] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Gainsborough
No. 34 Squadron 7 January 1916 Castle Bromwich [36] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Villaverla
No. 35 Squadron 1 February 1916 Thetford [37] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Abbeville
No. 36 Squadron 18 March 1916 Cramlington [38] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Newcastle
No. 37 Squadron 15 April 1916 Orfordness [39] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Woodham Mortimer
No. 38 Squadron 1 April 1916 Thetford [40] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Melton Mowbray
No. 39 Squadron 15 April 1916 Hounslow Heath [41] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at North Weald
No. 40 Squadron 26 February 1916 Gosport [42] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Bruay
No. 41 Squadron 14 July 1916 Gosport [43] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Alquines
No. 42 Squadron 1 April 1916 Filton [44] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Chocques
No. 43 Squadron 15 April 1916 Stirling [45] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Avesne-le-Comte
No. 44 Squadron 24 July 1917 Hainault Farm [46] Disbanded on 22 May 1916 when it was re-designated No. 26 Reserve Squadron. Reformed on 25 July 1917 at Hainault Farm, to the RAF on 1 April 1918.
No. 45 Squadron 1 March 1916 Gosport [47] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Grossa
No. 46 Squadron 19 April 1916 Wyton [48] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Filescamp Farm, Farm
No. 47 Squadron 1 March 1916 Beverley [49] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Yanesh, Greece
No. 48 Squadron 15 April 1916 Netheravon [50] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Conteville, France
No. 49 Squadron 15 April 1916 Dover [51] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Petite Synth, France
No. 50 Squadron 15 May 1916 Dover [52] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Bekesbourne
No. 51 Squadron 15 May 1916 Thetford [53] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Marham
No. 52 Squadron 15 May 1916 Hounslow Heath [54] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Abbeville, France
No. 53 Squadron 15 May 1916 Catterick [55] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Boisdinghem, France
No. 54 Squadron 5 May 1916 Castle Bromwich [56] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Conteville, France
No. 55 Squadron 27 April 1916 Castle Bromwich [57] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Tantoville, France
No. 56 Squadron 8 June 1916 Gosport [58] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Valheureux, France
No. 57 Squadron 8 June 1916 Copmanthorpe [59] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Le Quesnoy, France
No. 58 Squadron 10 January 1916 Cramlington [60] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Auchel, France
No. 59 Squadron 1 August 1916 Narborough [61] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Fienvillers, France
No. 60 Squadron 30 April 1916 Gosport [62] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Fienvillers, France
No. 61 Squadron 2 August 1917 Rochford [63] Disbanded on 24 August 1916 when it absorbed into No. 63 Squadron. Reformed on 24 July 1917 at Rochford, to the RAF on 1 April 1918
No. 62 Squadron 8 August 1916 Filton [64] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Planques, France
No. 63 Squadron 31 August 1916 Stirling [65] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Samarra
No. 64 Squadron 1 August 1916 Sedgeford [66] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Le Hameau, France
No. 65 Squadron 1 August 1916 Wyton [67] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Conteville
No. 66 Squadron 30 June 1916 Filton [68] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at San Pietro-in-Gu
No. 67 Squadron January 1916 Point Cook, Australia [69] Later No. 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps in February 1918
No. 68 Squadron 20 September 1916 Kantara, Egypt [70] Later No. 2 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps in February 1918
No. 69 Squadron 19 September 1916 Point Cook [71] Later No. 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps January 1918
No. 70 Squadron 22 April 1916 South Farnborough [72] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Fienvillers
No. 71 Squadron 16 October 1916 Point Cook [73] Later No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps in January 1918
No. 72 Squadron 2 July 1917 Netheravon [74] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Basra
No. 73 Squadron 1 July 1917 Upavon [75] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Beauvois
No. 74 Squadron 1 July 1917 London Colney [76] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at St-Omer
No. 75 Squadron 1 October 1916 Goldington [77] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Elmswell
No. 76 Squadron 15 September 1916 Ripon [78] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Ripon
No. 77 Squadron 1 October 1916 Edinburgh [79] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Edinburgh
No. 78 Squadron 1 November 1916 Newhaven [80] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Sutton's Farm
No. 79 Squadron 1 August 1917 Gosport [81] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Beauvois
No. 80 Squadron 1 August 1917 Montrose [82] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Belleville Farm
No. 81 Squadron 7 January 1917 Gosport [83] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Scampton
No. 82 Squadron 7 January 1917 Doncaster [84] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Agenvillers
No. 83 Squadron 7 January 1917 Montrose [85] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Auchel
No. 84 Squadron January 1917 Beaulieu [86] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Conteville
No. 85 Squadron 1 August 1917 Upavon [87] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Hounslow
No. 86 Squadron 1 September 1917 Shoreham [88] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Northolt
No. 87 Squadron 1 September 1917 Upavon [89] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Hounslow
No. 88 Squadron 24 July 1917 Gosport [90] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Harling Road
No. 89 Squadron 1 September 1917 Catterick [91] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Harling Road
No. 90 Squadron 8 October 1917 Shawbury [92] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Shotwick
No. 91 Squadron 1 September 1917 Grantham [93] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Tangmere
No. 92 Squadron 1 September 1917 London Colney [94] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Tangmere
No. 93 Squadron 1 September 1917 Croydon [95] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Tangmere
No. 94 Squadron 1 August 1917 Harling Road [96] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Harling Road
No. 95 Squadron 8 October 1917 [97] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Shotwick
No. 96 Squadron 8 October 1917 South Carlton [98] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Shotwick
No. 97 Squadron 1 December 1917 Waddington [99] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Netheravon
No. 98 Squadron 30 August 1917 Harlaxton [100] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at St Omer
No. 99 Squadron 15 August 1917 Yatesbury [101] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Ford Farm
No. 100 Squadron 23 February 1917 Hingham [102] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Ochey
No. 101 Squadron 12 July 1917 South Farnborough [103] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Haute Vissee, France
No. 102 Squadron August 1917 Hingham [104] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Le Hameau, France
No. 103 Squadron 1 September 1917 Beaulieu [105] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Old Sarum
No. 104 Squadron 4 September 1917 Wyton [106] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Andover
No. 105 Squadron September 1917 Andover [107] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Andover
No. 106 Squadron 30 September 1917 Andover [108] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Andover
No. 107 Squadron 15 May 1918 Lake Down, Wiltshire [109] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Lake Down
No. 108 Squadron 11 November 1917 Stonehenge, Wiltshire [110] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Lake Down
No. 109 Squadron 1 November 1917 South Carlton [111] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Lake Down
No. 110 Squadron 1 November 1917 Rendcomb [112] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Sedgeford
No. 111 Squadron 1 August 1917 Deir al-Balah, Palestine [113] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Ramleh, Palestine
No. 112 Squadron 30 July 1917 Detling [114] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Throwley
No. 113 Squadron 1 August 1917 Ismailia, Egypt [115] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Sarona, Palestine
No. 114 Squadron September 1917 Lahore, India [116] To the RAF on 1 April 1918
No. 115 Squadron 1 December 1917 Catterick [117] To the RAF on 1 April 1918
No. 116 Squadron 1 December 1917 Andover [118] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Netheravon
No. 117 Squadron 1 January 1918 Waddington [119] To the RAF on 1 April 1918
No. 118 Squadron 1 January 1918 Catterick [120] To the RAF on 1 April 1918
No. 119 Squadron 1 January 1918 Andover [121] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Duxford
No. 120 Squadron 1 January 1918 Cramlington [122] To the RAF on 1 April 1918
No. 121 Squadron 1 January 1918 Narborough [123] To the RAF on 1 April 1918
No. 122 Squadron 1 January 1918 Sedgeford [124] To the RAF on 1 April 1918
No. 123 Squadron 1 February 1918 Waddington [125] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Duxford
No. 124 Squadron March 1918 Old Sarum [126] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Fowlmere
No. 125 Squadron 1 February 1918 Old Sarum [127] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Fowlmere
No. 126 Squadron 1 February 1918 Old Sarum [128] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Fowlmere
No. 127 Squadron 1 February 1918 Catterick [129] To the RAF on 1 April 1918
No. 128 Squadron 1 February 1918 Thetford [130] To the RAF on 1 April 1918
No. 129 Squadron 1 March 1918 Duxford [131] To the RAF on 1 April 1918
No. 130 Squadron 1 March 1918 Wyton [132] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Hucknall
No. 131 Squadron 1 March 1918 Shawbury [133] To the RAF on 1 April 1918
No. 132 Squadron 1 March 1918 Ternhill [134] To the RAF on 1 April 1918
No. 133 Squadron 1 March 1918 Ternhill [135] To the RAF on 1 April 1918
No. 134 Squadron 1 March 1918 Ternhill [136] To the RAF on 1 April 1918
No. 141 Squadron 1 January 1918 Rochford [137] To the RAF on 1 April 1918
No. 142 Squadron 2 February 1918 Ismailia, Egypt [138] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Julis
No. 143 Squadron 1 February 1918 Throwley [139] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Detling
No. 144 Squadron 20 March 1918 Port Said, Egypt [140] To the RAF on 1 April 1918
No. 148 Squadron 10 February 1918 Andover [141] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Ford Junction
No. 149 Squadron 3 March 1918 Yapton [142] To the RAF on 1 April 1918, based at Ford Junction

Reserve/Training Squadrons[edit]

Originally named Reserve Aeroplane squadrons when formed, these were renamed to Reserve Squadrons on 13 January 1916, and then again to Training Squadrons on 31 May 1917 for the RFC or a little later for Royal Flying Corps Canada units.
NB: This number sequence was not linked to the operational Squadrons; No. 1 Squadron RFC is not the same unit as No. 1 Training Squadron RFC[143]

Name Date Location Ref. Notes
Reserve Aeroplane Squadron August 1914 Farnborough [144]
No. 1 Training Squadron 12 November 1914 Farnborough [144] Originally Reserve Aeroplane Squadron, then No. 1 RAS
No. 2 Training Squadron 12 November 1914 Brooklands [144]
No. 3 Training Squadron 21 January 1915 Netheravon [144] Originally No. 3 Reserve Aeroplane Squadron
No. 4 Training Squadron 29 January 1915 Farnborough [144]
No. 5 Training Squadron 11 May 1915 Castle Bromwich [144]
No. 6 Training Squadron 17 July 1915 Montrose [145][144]
No. 7 Training Squadron 28 July 1915 Netheravon [144]
No. 8 Training Squadron 28 July 1915 Netheravon [144]
No. 9 Training Squadron 27 July 1915 Norwich [144]
No. 10 Training Squadron 1 September 1915 Joyce Green [144] Formed from a detachment of No. 2 Reserve Aeroplane Squadron
No. 11 Training Squadron 12 October 1915 Northolt [144] Formed out of No. 4 Reserve Aeroplane Squadron
No. 12 Training Squadron 15 November 1915 Dover [144]
No. 13 Training Squadron 27 November 1915 Dover [144]
No. 14 Training Squadron 1 December 1915 Catterick [144]
No. 15 Training Squadron 15 December 1915 Thetford [144]
No. 16 Training Squadron 15 December 1915 Beaulieu [144]
No. 17 Training Squadron 25 December 1915 Croydon [144]
No. 18 Training Squadron 1 January 1916 Montrose [144]
No. 19 Training Squadron 29 January 1916 Hounslow [146] Became 39 (Home Defence) Sqn RFC
No. 20 Training Squadron 1 February 1916 Dover [144]
No. 21 Training Squadron 22 May 1916 Shoreham [144]
No. 22 Training Squadron 24 August 1916 Aboukir [144]
No. 23 Training Squadron 24 August 1916 Aboukir [144]
No. 24 Training Squadron 25 May 1916 Netheravon [144]
No. 25 Training Squadron 22 May 1916 Thetford [144]
No. 26 Training Squadron 22 May 1916 Turnhouse [144]
No. 27 Training Squadron 22 May 1916 Gosport [144]
No. 28 Training Squadron 1 June 1916 Castle Bromwich [144]
No. 29 (Australian) Training Squadron 15 June 1917 Shawbury [147] Later No. 5 Training Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
No. 30 (Australian) Training Squadron 15 June 1917 Parkhouse [148] Later No. 6 Training Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
No. 31 Training Squadron 1 October 1916 Wyton [144]
No. 32 (Australian) Training Squadron 24 October 1917 Yatesbury [149] Later No. 7 Training Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
No. 33 (Australian) Training Squadron 24 October 1917 Wendover [150] Later No. 8 Training Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
No. 34 Training Squadron 1 November 1916 Castle Bromwich [144]
No. 35 Training Squadron 1 February 1917 Filton [144]
No. 36 Training Squadron 5 July 1916 Beverley [144]
No. 37 Training Squadron 2 November 1916 Catterick [144]
No. 38 Training Squadron 1 August 1916 Rendcomb [144]
No. 39 Training Squadron 26 August 1917 Montrose [144] Disbanded into 46 Training Depot Station
No. 40 Training Squadron 5 July 1916 Northolt [144]
No. 41 Training Squadron 5 July 1916 Bramham Moor [144]
No. 42 Training Squadron 2 November 1916 Hounslow [144]
No. 43 Training Squadron 2 November 1916 Castle Bromwich [144]
No. 44 Training Squadron 2 November 1916 Lilbourne [144]
No. 45 Training Squadron 2 November 1916 London Colney [144] Disbanded into 46 Training Depot Station
No. 46 Training Squadron 23 October 1916 Doncaster [144]
No. 47 Training Squadron 2 November 1916 Cramlington [144]
No. 48 Training Squadron 2 November 1916 Narborough [144]
No. 49 Training Squadron 23 September 1916 Norwich [144]
No. 50 Training Squadron 7 December 1916 Wye [144]
No. 51 Training Squadron 30 December 1916 Filton [144]
No. 52 Training Squadron 14 January 1917 Cramlington [144]
No. 53 Training Squadron 1 February 1917 Sedgeford [144]
No. 54 Training Squadron 15 February 1917 Wyton [144]
No. 55 Training Squadron 15 November 1916 Wyton [144]
No. 56 Training Squadron 7 February 1917 London Colney [144]
No. 57 Training Squadron 10 December 1916 Ismalia [144] Disbanded into 17 Training Depot Station
No. 58 Training Squadron Farnborough [144] Moved to Egypt in January 1917
No. 59 Training Squadron 1 February 1917 Gosport [144]
No. 60 Training Squadron 7 April 1917 Beverley [144]
No. 61 Training Squadron 1 May 1917 Cramlington [144]
No. 62 Training Squadron 1 May 1917 Gosport [144]
No. 63 Training Squadron 28 March 1917 Ternhill [144]
No. 64 Training Squadron 7 April 1917 Dover [144]
No. 65 Training Squadron 1 May 1917 Croydon [144]
No. 66 Training Squadron 1 May 1917 Wye [144]
No. 67 Training Squadron 3 June 1917 Castle Bromwich [144]
No. 68 Training Squadron 7 April 1917 Catterick [144]
No. 69 Training Squadron 1 October 1917 Catterick [144]
No. 70 Training Squadron 10 December 1917 Netheravon [144]
No. 71 Training Squadron 28 November 1917 Netheravon [144]
No. 72 Training Squadron 10 January 1918 Wyton [144]
No. 73 Training Squadron 7 July 1917 Thetford [144]
No. 74 Training Squadron 21 October 1917 Netheravon [144]
No. 75 Training Squadron 14 November 1917 Waddington [144]
No. 78 (Canadian) Training Squadron 9 February 1917 Beverley [144] at Camp Borden by March 1917
No. 79 (Canadian) Training Squadron 9 February 1917 Beverley [144] at Camp Borden by March 1917
No. 80 (Canadian) Training Squadron January 1917 Doncaster [144] at Camp Borden by April 1917
No. 81 (Canadian) Training Squadron 9 February 1917 Beaulieu [144] at Camp Borden by April 1917
No. 82 (Canadian) Training Squadron 9 February 1917 Montrose [151] at Camp Borden by April 1917
No. 83 (Canadian) Training Squadron 9 February 1917 Catterick [144] at Deseronto by May 1917
No. 84 (Canadian) Training Squadron 9 February 1917 Turnhouse [144] at Deseronto by May 1917
No. 85 (Canadian) Training Squadron 9 February 1917 Montrose [144] at Rathbun by May 1917
No. 86 (Canadian) Training Squadron 9 February 1917 Spitalgate [144] at Deseronto by May 1917
No. 87 (Canadian) Training Squadron 9 February 1917 Gosport [144] at Deseronto by May 1917
No. 88 (Canadian) Training Squadron 15 March 1917 Catterick [144] at Rathbun by May 1917
No. 89 (Canadian) Training Squadron 15 March 1917 Turnhouse [144] at Armour Heights by July 1917
No. 90 (Canadian) Training Squadron 15 March 1917 Doncaster [144] at Armour Heights by July 1917
No. 91 (Canadian) Training Squadron 15 March 1917 Gosport [144] at Armour Heights by July 1917
No. 92 (Canadian) Training Squadron 15 March 1917 Netheravon [144] at Armour Heights by July 1917
No. 93 (Canadian) Training Squadron 1917 Armour Heights [144]
No. 94 (Canadian) Training Squadron [144] (Nameplate set aside but not formed)
No. 95 (Canadian) Training Squadron [144] (Nameplate set aside but not formed)
No. 96 (Canadian) Training Squadron [144] (Nameplate set aside but not formed)
No. 97 (Canadian) Training Squadron [144] (Nameplate set aside but not formed)
No. 186 (Night) Training Squadron 1 April 1918 Throwley [144] Formed as part of the Royal Air Force
No. 187 (Night) Training Squadron 1 April 1918 East Retford [144] Formed as part of the Royal Air Force
No. 188 (Night) Training Squadron 20 December 1917 Throwley [144]
No. 189 (Night) Training Squadron 20 December 1917 Ripon [144]
No. 190 (Night) Training Squadron 24 October 1917 Rochford [144] Formed as No. 190 Depot Squadron
No. 191 (Night) Training Squadron 6 November 1917 Marham [144] Formed as No. 191 Depot Squadron
No. 192 (Night) Training Squadron 5 September 1917 Gainsborough [144] Formed as No. 192 Depot Squadron
No. 193 Training Squadron 9 August 1917 El Amriya, Egypt Disbanded into No. 20 Training Depot Station
No. 194 Training Squadron 9 August 1917 El Amriya Disbanded into No. 16 Training Depot Station
No. 195 Training Squadron 9 August 1917 Abu Sueir, Egypt Disbanded into No. 19 Training Depot Station
No. 196 Training Squadron 9 August 1917 Heliopolis, Egypt Disbanded into Aerial Flying School
No. 197 Training Squadron 9 August 1917 Almaza, Egypt Disbanded into Artillery Observation School
No. 198 (Night) Training Squadron 8 February 1917 Rochford [144] Formed as No. 98 Depot Squadron, later No. 198 Depot Squadron before becoming a night training squadron in December 1917.
No. 199 (Night) Training Squadron 1 June 1917 Rochford [144]
No. 200 (Night) Training Squadron 1 July 1917 East Retford [144]
No. 201 Training Squadron 14 August 1918 East Fortune [144] Formed from the No. 1 Torpedo Training Squadron as part of the Royal Air Force

Schools[edit]

Name Date Location Ref. Notes
Central Flying School 12 May 1912 Upavon [152]
Flying Training School November 1915 Beaulieu
No. 1 Aerial Gunnery School Ayr [153]
No. 1 (Auxiliary) School of Gunnery September 1916 Hythe [154] Machine Gun School renamed
No. 1 (Observers) School of Aerial Gunnery Hythe [154]
No. 1 Balloon School Rollestone Camp/Larkhill [154]
No. 1 Fighting School 29 May 1918 Ayr [153] No. 1 School of Aerial Fighting & Gunnery renamed
No. 1 School of Aerial Fighting 19 September 1917 Ayr [153] No. 1 Aerial Gunnery School renamed
No. 1 School of Aerial Fighting & Gunnery 10 May 1918 Ayr [153] No. 1 School of Aerial Fighting renamed
No. 1 School of Military Aeronautics 1915 Wantage Hall, Reading
No. 1 School of Special Flying 2 August 1917 Gosport [154] No. 1 Training Squadron renamed
No. 1 School of Technical Training (Men) 1917 Halton
No. 1 School of Technical Training (Men) Reading Detachment until September 1918
No. 2 (Auxiliary) School of Aerial Gunnery Turnberry [153]
No. 2 Balloon School Lydd [154]
No. 2 Fighting School June 1918 Marske-by-the-Sea [154]
No. 2 School of Aerial Fighting Driffield
No. 2 School of Military Aeronautics 27 October 1916 Brasenose College, Oxford
No. 2 School of Navigation and Bomb Dropping 1917 Andover
No. 2 School of Special Flying Redcar [154]
No. 2 Wireless School 8 November 1917 Chiddingstone Causeway
No. 3 Fighting School Bircham Newton
No. 3 School of Aerial Fighting & Gunnery Driffield
No. 3 School of Military Aeronautics Exeter College, Oxford
No. 3 School of Military Aviation 25 November 1916 Aboukir, Egypt
No. 4 School of Air Gunnery December 1917 Marske-by-the-Sea
Aerial Flying School 13 November 1917 Heliopolis, Egypt No. 196 Training Squadron renamed
Armament School 19 November 1917 Uxbridge
Artillery & Infantry Cooperation School
Artillery Cooperation School Leaside Aerodrome Royal Flying Corps Canada unit
Artillery Observation School 20 November 1917 Almaza, Egypt No. 197 Training Squadron renamed
Machine Gun School 3 October 1915 Dover [154] Became the School of Aerial Gunnery in September 1916 at Hythe
Military School Ruislip Planned name/use of Northolt airfield
Observer School Oxford [154]
Observer School Reading [154]
Officers Training School Reading [154]
Naval Seaplane Training School 30 July 1917 Lee-on-Solent
Royal Engineers Balloon School [1]
School of Aerial Fighting 1918 Marske-by-the-Sea
School of Aerial Fighting 1917 Beamsville Royal Flying Corps Canada unit
School of Aerial Gunnery Loch Doon [154]
School of Aerial Gunnery October 1917 Hicks Field, Texas Camp Taliaferro
School of Army Co-operation 1918 Worthy Down
School of Instruction Reading [154]
School of Photography Training Brigade
School of Special Flying Armour Heights Royal Flying Corps Canada unit
School of Technical Training 1917 Coley Park
Wireless and Observers School 24 October 1916 Brooklands Wireless School renamed
Wireless and Observers School 1917 Worthy Down
Wireless School 24 August 1916 Brooklands [154] Wireless Experimental Flight renamed

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

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  47. ^ "45(R) Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
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  50. ^ "48 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  51. ^ "49 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  52. ^ "50 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  53. ^ "51 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
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  56. ^ "54 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
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  58. ^ "56(R) Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  59. ^ "57 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  60. ^ "58 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
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  65. ^ "63 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  66. ^ "64 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
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  68. ^ "66 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
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  70. ^ "68 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  71. ^ "69 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  72. ^ "70 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
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  75. ^ "73 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  76. ^ "74 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  77. ^ "75 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  78. ^ "76 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  79. ^ "77 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  80. ^ "78 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  81. ^ "79 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  82. ^ "80 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  83. ^ "81 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  84. ^ "82 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  85. ^ "83 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  86. ^ "84 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
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  88. ^ "86 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  89. ^ "87 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  90. ^ "88 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  91. ^ "89 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  92. ^ "90 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  93. ^ "91 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  94. ^ "92 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  95. ^ "93 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  96. ^ "94 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  97. ^ "95 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  98. ^ "96 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  99. ^ "97 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  100. ^ "98 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  101. ^ "99 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  102. ^ "100 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  103. ^ "101 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  104. ^ "102 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  105. ^ "103 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  106. ^ "104 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  107. ^ "105 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  108. ^ "106 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  109. ^ "107 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
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  111. ^ "109 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  112. ^ "110 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  113. ^ "111 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
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  116. ^ "114 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  117. ^ "115 Squadron". RAF. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
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