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TOPIC: Airfield Construction Units - June 1944

Airfield Construction Units - June 1944 12 Jan 2018 17:23 #1

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In June 1944 the Air Ministry was responsible for a very large number of Airfield Construction Units.They consisted of seven Airfield Construction Wings, HQ based at

No.5351 St Albans (11 Group) (Sqns at Pinner, Uxbridge, Weyhill, Abingdon, Havant)
No.5352 Cambridge (85 Base Group) (Sqns at Newmarket (2), Cambridge)
No.5353 Bristol (85 Base Group) (Sqns at Yeovil, Cheltenham, Launceston)
No.5354 Boston Spa (85 Base Group) (Sqns at York, Newcastle, Retford)
No.5355 Baginton (85 Base Group) (Sqns at Mkt Drayton, Grantham, Cardiff)
No.5356 Bristol (18 Group) (see below)
No.5357 East Grinstead (85 Base Group) (Sqn at East Grinstead only)

Each of these Groups had up to 60 sub squadrons and flights.

Apart from these Groups, there was No.5020 Airfield Construction Squadron (No.247 Group, Azores) with 11 sub units) Also ten miscellaneous units (see end).

As just one example from above:
No.5356 Airfield Construction Wing (No.18 Group) - Bristol, comprised::

Nos 5534 and 5535 Artisan Flights

No.5010 Airfield Construction Sqn - Glasgow, controlling:
Nos 4729, 4730, 4732-4738 Airfield Construction Flights
Nos 5528-5530 Artisan Flights
No. 4731 Field Flight

No.5018 Airfield Construction Sqn - Cheltenham, controlling:
Nos 4827, 4828. 4829, 4831-4835, 4839 Airfield Construction Flights
Nos 5555-5557 Artisan Flights
No. 4826 Field Flight

No.5027 Airfield Construction Sqn - Launceston, controlling:
Nos 4627, 4680, 4699, 4840, 4842, 4845, 4847 Airfield Construction Flights
Nos 5503, 5545, 5551, 5559, 5560 Artisan Flights

No.5154 M&E Sqn - Glasgow, controlling:
Nos 5701-5708, 5708-5710 M&E Flights

No.5206 Plant Squadron - Pen Park

The miscellaneous units were:

No.5021 Airfield Construction Squadron (HQ Iceland Reykjavic)
No.4866 Airfield Construction Flight - Gibraltar
No.5751 M&E Construction Flight - Azores
No.5753 M&E Construction Flight - Hatfield
No.5756 M&E Construction Flight - Mill Green
No.4854 Quarrying Flight - Bristol
No.4857 Quarrying Flight - Hatfield
No.4855 Well Boring Flight - Hatfield
No.4856 Well Boring Flight - Hatfield
RAF Plant Depot - Hatfield
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