RAF Home Command

RAF Home Command was the Royal Air Force command that was responsible for the maintenance and training of reserve organisations[2] from formation on 1 February 1939 as RAF Reserve Command with interruptions until it ceased to exist on 1 April 1959.

Home Command
Active1 February 1939–27 May 1940
1 May 1946–1 April 1959
CountryUnited Kingdom
BranchRoyal Air Force
Garrison/HQWantage Hall, University of Reading


The Command was formed as RAF Reserve Command on 1 February 1939.[3] It was absorbed into RAF Flying Training Command on 27 May 1940 but reformed again on 1 May 1946.[3] It was then renamed RAF Home Command on 1 August 1950 and absorbed into RAF Flying Training Command again on 1 April 1959.[3]

The command's communications squadron, the Home Command Communication Squadron, was formed on 1 August 1950 at RAF White Waltham and disestablished on 1 April 1959, still at White Waltham, becoming the Flying Training Command Communication Squadron RAF.

Air Officer Commanding-in-ChiefEdit

Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief included:[3]
RAF Reserve Command

Note: The Command was not in existence from May 1940 to May 1946

RAF Home Command

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Pine, L.G. (1983). A dictionary of mottoes (1 ed.). London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. p. 226. ISBN 0-7100-9339-X.
  2. ^ John D. Rawlings, 'The History of the Royal Air Force,' Temple Press Aerospace, Feltham, Middlesex, 1984, p.180
  3. ^ a b c d Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation - RAF Home Commands formed between 1939 - 1957 Archived 11 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine