List of Anti-Aircraft units of the Royal Air Force

This is a List of Anti-aircraft co-operation units of the Royal Air Force.

StructureEdit

Unit Formed on Formed at Disbanded on Disbanded at Notes
Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Flight 22 October 1931 Biggin Hill 14 April 1936 Biggin Hill Previously the Night Flying Flight[1]
Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit 14 April 1936 Biggin Hill 10 February 1937 Biggin Hill Previously the Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Flight[1]
No. 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit 10 February 1937 Biggin Hill 1 October 1942 Farnborough Previously the Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit[1]
'A' Flight, 1 AACU then 'A1' Flight, 1 AACU 10 February 1937 Biggin Hill 1 November 1942 Weston Zoyland Previously 'A' Flight, AACU[1]
'B' Flight, 1 AACU then 'B1' Flight, 1 AACU 10 February 1937 Bircham Newton 1 November 1942 Carew Cheriton Previously 'B' Flight, AACU[1]
'C' Flight, 1 AACU then 'C1' Flight, 1 AACU 15 March 1937 Biggin Hill 1 November 1942 Towyn [1]
'D' Flight, 1 AACU then 'D1' Flight, 1 AACU 16 September 1937 Biggin Hill 1 November 1942 Cleave Previously No. 1 Queen Bee Flight[2]
'E' Flight, 1 AACU then 'E1' Flight, 1 AACU 11 April 1938 Farnborough 1 October 1942 West Freugh [2]
'F' Flight, 1 AACU then 'F1' Flight, 1 AACU 28 April 1938 Farnborough 1 November 1942 Cark [2]
'G' Flight, 1 AACU then 'G1' Flight, 1 AACU 1 May 1939 Usworth 1 November 1942 Cleave [2]
'H' Flight, 1 AACU 1 April 1939 Biggin Hill 1 July 1941 Christchurch [2]
'H1' Flight, 1 AACU 1 January 1942 Farnbrough 1 November 1942 Martlesham Heath [2]
'J' Flight, 1 AACU then 'J1' Flight, 1 AACU 1 December 1939 Farnborough 1 November 1942 Bodorgan [2]
'K' Flight, 1 AACU then 'K1' Flight, 1 AACU December 1939 Farnborough 1 November 1942 Langham [2]
'L' Flight, 1 AACU then 'L1' Flight, 1 AACU 26 March 1940 Farnborough 1 November 1942 Aberporth [2]
'M' Flight, 1 AACU then 'M1' Flight, 1 AACU 27 September 1940 Bircham Newton 1 November 1942 Langham [2]
'N' Flight, 1 AACU then 'N1' Flight, 1 AACU 13 January 1942 Thornaby 1 November 1942 West Hartlepool [2]
'O' Flight, 1 AACU then 'O1' Flight, 1 AACU 5 November 1940 Cleave 1 November 1942 Cleave [2]
'P' Flight, 1 AACU then 'P1' Flight, 1 AACU 25 August 1941 Weston Zoyland 1 November 1942 Weston Zoyland [2]
'Q' Flight, 1 AACU then 'Q1' Flight, 1 AACU 30 June 1941 Aberporth 1 November 1942 Aberporth [2]
'R' Flight, 1 AACU then 'R1' Flight, 1 AACU 30 June 1941 Farnborough 1 October 1942 Cark [2]
'S' Flight, 1 AACU 26 January 1942 Newtownards 1 November 1942 Newtownards [2]
'T' Flight, 1 AACU 21 January 1941 Farnborough 29 April 1942 Weybourne [2]
'U' Flight, 1 AACU 15 August 1940 St Athan 30 October 1942 Morfa Towyn [2]
'V' Flight, 1 AACU 14 May 1939 Cleave 1 November 1942 Cleave [2]
'W' Flight, 1 AACU 16 May 1939 Henlow 18 April 1942 Kidsdale [2]
'X' Flight, 1 AACU 15 May 1939 Henlow 1 November 1942 Aberporth Flying DH Queen Bee target drones from Weybourne from June 1939 [1] [2]
'Y' Flight, 1 AACU 11 April 1938 Henlow 16 August 1942 Manorbier [2]
'Z' Flight, 1 AACU 11 April 1938 Watchet 1 November 1942 Bodorgan Previously 'D' Flight, 1 AACU[2]
No. 2 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit 15 February 1937 Lee-on-Solent 14 February 1943 Unk [2]
'A' Flight, 2 AACU Unk Unk 14 February 1943 Gosport [3]
'C' Flight, 2 AACU Unk Unk 14 February 1943 Roborough [3]
'D' Flight, 2 AACU Unk Unk 14 February 1943 Detling [3]
Co-operation Flight, Mount Batten, 2 AACU Unk Unk Unk Unk [3]
No. 3 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit 1 March 1937 Kalafrana, Malta 19 September 1940 Kalafrana Became 830 Naval Air Squadron and No. 431 (General Reconnaissance) Flight RAF[3]
No. 4 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit 1 August 1938 Seletar, Singapore 28 March 1942 Mingaladon, Burma [3]
No. 5 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit 6 May 1940 Ringway August 1940 Perth [3]
No. 6 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit 1 March 1940 Ringway 1 December 1943 Castle Bromwich Merged with No. 7 and No. 8 AACU's to become No. 577 Squadron RAF[3]
No. 7 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit 26 March 1940 Ringway 1 December 1943 Castle Bromwich Merged with No. 6 and No. 8 AACU's to become No. 577 Squadron RAF[3]
No. 8 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit 16 April 1940 Ringway 1 December 1943 Pengham Moors Merged with No. 6 and No. 7 AACU's to become No. 577 Squadron RAF[3]
No. 9 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit 15 April 1940 Ringway Unk Woodley [3]
No. 21 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit December 1942 Takoradi, Gold Coast 10 May 1945 Robertsfield, Liberia [3]
No. 22 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit 3 December 1942 Drigh Road, India 1 April 1947 Santa Cruz, India [3]
'HQ' Flight, 22 AACU Unk Unk 1 April 1947 Santa Cruz, India [3]
'A' Flight, 22 AACU Unk Unk 1 April 1947 Drigh Road, India [3]
'B' Flight, 22 AACU Unk Unk 1 April 1947 Poona, India [3]
No. 23 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit 1 August 1943 Habbaniya, Iraq 15 March 1946 Ciampino, Italy [3]
No. 25 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit 15 January 1943 UK 5 November 1945 Eastleigh, Kenya [3]
No. 26 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit November 1942 El Firdan, Egypt 31 March 1947 Aqir, Palestine [3]
No. 1 Civilian Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit 7 December 1950 RAF Hornchurch 31 December 1956 RAF Hornchurch [4]
No. 2 Civilian Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit 20 July 1951 RAF Little Snoring 1 November 1958 RAF Langham [4]
No. 3 Civilian Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit 18 March 1951 RAF Exeter 1 July 1954 RAF Exeter [4]
No. 3/4 Civilian Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit 1 July 1954 RAF Exeter 31 December 1971 RAF Exeter [4]
No. 4 Civilian Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit 1 August 1951 RAF Llandow 1 July 1954 RAF Llandow [4]
No. 5 Civilian Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit 16 September 1951 RAF Llanbedr 30 September 1971 RAF Woodvale [4]

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f Lake 1999, p. 28.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x Lake 1999, p. 29.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Lake 1999, p. 30.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Lake 1999, p. 48.

BibliographyEdit

  • Lake, A (1999). Flying units of the RAF. Shrewsbury: Airlife. ISBN 1-84037-086-6.CS1 maint: ref duplicates default (link)