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List of Beam approach beacon system units

This is a List of Beam approach beacon system units of the Royal Air Force.

The Beam Approach Beacon System is an automatic radar landing system developed in the early 1940s.

Blind Approach Training flightsEdit

Name[1][2] Formed Location Aircraft Disbanded at Disbanded Unit became
1 Blind Approach
Training Flight
12 January 1941 Abingdon Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Abingdon 8 November 1941 1501 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
2 Blind Approach Training Flight February 1941 Linton-on-Ouse Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Driffield 8 November 1941 1502 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
3 Blind Approach Training Flight 27 January 1941 Mildenhall Vickers Wellington Mildenhall 8 November 1941 1503 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
4 Blind Approach Training Flight 17 December 1940 Wyton Vickers Wellington Wyton 8 November 1941 1504 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
5 Blind Approach Training Flight 1 January 1941 Honington Vickers Wellington
Airspeed Oxford
Honington 8 November 1941 1505 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
6 Blind Approach Training Flight 6 January 1941 Waddington Bristol Blenheim
Handley Page Hampden
Airspeed Oxford
Douglas Boston
Waddington 8 November 1941 1506 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
7 Blind Approach Training Flight 18 January 1941 Finningley Bristol Blenheim
Handley Page Hampden
Airspeed Oxford
Finningley 8 November 1941 1507 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
8 Blind Approach Training Flight January 1941 Wattisham Bristol Blenheim Horsham St Faith 8 November 1941 1508 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
9 Blind Approach Training Flight January 1941 Thornaby Vickers Wellington
Airspeed Oxford
Dyce 8 November 1941 1509 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
10 Blind Approach Training Flight January 1941 Leuchars Vickers Wellington
Airspeed Oxford
Leuchars 8 November 1941 1510 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
11 Blind Approach Training Flight 22 September 1941 Upwood Airspeed Oxford Upwood October 1941 1511 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
12 Blind Approach Training Flight 22 September 1941 Dishforth Airspeed Oxford Dishforth October 1941 1512 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
13 Blind Approach Training Flight 22 September 1941 Honington Honington October 1941 1513 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
14 Blind Approach Training Flight 22 September 1941 Coningsby Coningsby October 1941 1514 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
15 Blind Approach Training Flight 22 September 1941 Swanton Morley Airspeed Oxford Swanton Morley October 1941 1515 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
16 Blind Approach Training Flight 22 September 1941 Topcliffe Llanbedr October 1941 1516 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
17 Blind Approach Training Flight October 1941 Wattisham Airspeed Oxford
de Havilland Tiger Moth
Ipswich October 1941 1517 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
20 Blind Approach Training Flight 10 October 1941 Breighton Airspeed Oxford
de Havilland Tiger Moth
RAF Holme October 1941 1520 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
21 Blind Approach Training Flight October 1941 Stradishall Airspeed Oxford Stradishall October 1941 1521 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
22 Blind Approach Training Flight October 1941 Docking Airspeed Oxford Docking October 1941 1522 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
23 Blind Approach Training Flight October 1941 Little Rissington Little Rissington October 1941 1523 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
24 Blind Approach Training Flight October 1941 Bottesford Airspeed Oxford Bottesford October 1941 1524 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
25 Blind Approach Training Flight October 1941 Brize Norton Brize Norton October 1941 1525 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
26 Blind Approach Training Flight 3 October 1941 Andover Airspeed Oxford Thruxton October 1941 1526 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

Beam Approach Training flightsEdit

Name[1][2] Formed Location Aircraft Disbanded at Disbanded Unit became
1501 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1502 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1503 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1504 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1505 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1506 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1507 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1508 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1509 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1510 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1511 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1512 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1513 (Beam Approach Training) Flight October 1941 Honington Airspeed Oxford
Avro Anson
Bramcote 1 December 1946
1514 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1515 (Beam Approach Training) Flight Swanton Morley Airspeed Oxford
1516 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1517 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1518 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1519 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1520 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1521 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1522 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1523 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1524 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1525 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1526 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1527 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1528 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1529 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1530 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1531 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1532 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1533 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1534 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1535 (RCAF Beam Approach Training) Flight
1536 (Beam Approach Training) Flight March 1943 Grantham Airspeed Oxford
Bristol Blenheim Mk V
May 1945
1537 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1538 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1539 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1540 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1541 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1542 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1543 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1544 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1545 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1546 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1547 (Beam Approach Training) Flight
1551 (Beam Approach Calibration) Flight

Radio Aids Training flightsEdit

Name[1][2] Formed Location Aircraft Disbanded at Disbanded Unit became
1508 (Radio Aids Training) Flight
1510 (Radio Aids Training) Flight
1511 (Radio Aids Training) Flight
1513 (Radio Aids Training) Flight
1516 (Radio Aids Training) Flight
1521 (Radio Aids Training) Flight
1527 (Radio Aids Training) Flight
1528 (Radio Aids Training) Flight
1552 (Radio Aids Training) Flight
1553 (Radio Aids Training) Flight
1554 (Radio Aids Training) Flight
1555 (Radio Aids Training) Flight
1556 (Radio Aids Training Refresher) Flight
1557 (Radio Aids Training) Flight
1558 (Radio Aids Training) Flight
1559 (Radio Aids Training) Flight

Other unitsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ a b c Lake 1999, p. 37.
  2. ^ a b c Lake 1999, p. 38.

BibliographyEdit

  • Lake, A (1999). Flying units of the RAF. Shrewsbury: Airlife. ISBN 1-84037-086-6.