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British, Colonial, and Dominion Air Forces
Battle of Britain
Fighter Command, Royal Air Force
01.08.1940
 
Command Aircraft Location and Status Commander      
Fighter Command
(Stanmore, Middlesex)
Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief:    ACM   Sir Hugh Dowding
No. 10 Group      
Headquarters, No. 10 Group   Box, Wiltshire AVM Sir Christopher Brand
Pembrey Sector     Wing Cdr J. H. Hutchinson
   No. 92 Squadron Spitfire   Sqdn Ldr P. J. Sanders
Filton Sector     Grp CPT  R. Hanmer
   No. 87 Squadron Hurricane   Sqdn Ldr T. G. Lovell-Gregg
   No. 213 Squadron Hurricane   Sqdn Ldr H. D. McGregor
St. Eval Sector
(Coastal Command) 
     
Fighter Section Headquarters     Grp CPT  L. G. le B. Croke
   No. 234 Squadron Spitfire   Sqdn Ldr J. S. O'Brien
   No. 247 Squadron Gladiator (One flight only) Flt Lt H. A. Chater
Middle Wallop Sector     Wing Cdr D. Roberts
   No. 152 Squadron Spitfire   Sqdn Ldr Peter Devitt
   No. 238 Squadron Hurricane   Sqdn Ldr H. Fenton
   No. 604 Squadron Blenheim   Sqdn Ldr M. Anderson
   No. 609 Squadron Spitfire   Sqdn Ldr H. Darley
No. 11 Group      
Headquarters, No. 11 Group   Uxbridge, Middlesex AVM Keith Park
Debden Sector     Wing Cdr L. Fuller-Good
   No. 17 Squadron Hurricane   Sqdn Ldr C. W. Williams
   No. 85 Squadron Hurricane   Sqdn Ldr P. Townsend
North Weald Sector     Wing Cdr V. Beamish
   No. 56 Squadron Hurricane   Sqdn Ldr G. A. Manton
   No. 151 Squadron Hurricane   Sqdn Ldr J. A. Gordon
Hornchurch Sector     Wing Cdr C. Bouchier
   No. 54 Squadron Spitfire   Sqdn Ldr J. Leathart
   No. 65 Squadron Spitfire   Sqdn Ldr A. L. Holland
   No. 74 Squadron Spitfire   Sqdn Ldr Francis White
   No. 266 Squadron Spitfire   Sqdn Ldr R. L. Wilkinson
   No. 600 Squadron Blenheim   Sqdn Ldr David Clark
Biggin Hill Sector     Grp CPT  Richard Grice
   No. 32 Squadron Hurricane   Sqdn Ldr John Worrall
   No. 501 Squadron Hurricane   Sqdn Ldr Harry Hogan
Kenley Sector     Wing Cdr Tom Prickman
   No. 1 (RCAF) Squadron Hurricane   Sqdn Ldr Ernest McNab
   No. 64 Squadron Spitfire   Sqdn Ldr Aeneas MacDonell
   No. 111 Squadron Hurricane   Sqdn Ldr John Thompson
   No. 615 Squadron Hurricane   Sqdn Ldr Joseph Kayll
Northolt Sector     Grp CPT  Stanley Vincent
   No. 1 Squadron Hurricane   Sqdn Ldr D. A. Pemberton
   No. 257 Squadron Hurricane   Sqdn Ldr H. Harkness
   No. 303 Squadron Hurricane Polish (not yet operational) Sqdn Ldr Zdzislaw Krasnodebski
Tangmere Sector     Wing Cdr Jack Poret
   No. 43 Squadron Hurricane   Sqdn Ldr John Badger
   No. 145 Squadron Hurricane   Sqdn Ldr John Peel
   No. 601 Squadron Hurricane   Sqdn Ldr the Hon. Edward Ward;
No 12 Group      
Headquarters, No.12 Grroup   Watnall, Nottinghamshire AVM Trafford Leigh-Maliory
Church Fenton Sector     Grp CPT  C. F. Horsley
   No. 73 Squadron Hurricane   Sqdn Ldr M. W. Robinson
   No. 249 Squadron Hurricane   Sqdn Ldr Eric King
   No. 302 Squadron Hurricane Polish (not yet operational) Sqdn Ldr Jack Satchell
   No. 616 Squadron Spitfire   Sqdn Ldr Marcus Robinson;
Kirton-in-Lindsey Sector     Wing Cdr S. H. Hardy
   No. 222 Squadron Spitfire   Sqdn Ldr Johnnie Hill
   No. 264 Squadron Defiant   Sqdn Ldr Philip Hunter
Digby Sector     Wing Cdr Ian Parker
   No. 29 Squadron Blenheim   Sqdn Ldr S. C. Widdows
   No. 46 Squadron Hurricane   Sqdn Ldr J. R. MacLachlan
   No. 611 Squadron Spitfire   Sqdn Ldr James McComb
Coltishall Sector     Wing Cdr W. K. Beisiegel
   No. 66 Squadron Spitfire   Sqdn Ldr Rupert Leigh
   No. 242 Squadron Hurricane   Sqdn Ldr Douglas Bader
Wittering Sector     Wing Cdr Harry Broadhurst
   No. 23 Squadron Blenheim   Sqdn Ldr G. Heycock
   No. 229 Squadron Hurricane   Sqdn Ldr H. J. Maguire
Duxford Sector     Wing Cdr A. B. Woodhall
   No. 19 Squadron Spitfire   Sqdn Ldr P. C. Pinkham
   No. 310 Squadron Hurricane Czech (not yet operational) Sqdn Ldr Douglas Blackwood;
No. 13 Group      
Headquarters, No. 13 Group   Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland AVM Richard Saul
Catterick Sector     Wing Cdr G. L. Carter
   No. 41 Squadron Spitfire   Sqdn Ldr H. R. L. Hood;
   No. 219 Squadron Blenheim   Sqdn Ldr J. H. Little
Usworth Sector     Wing Cdr Brian Thynne
   No. 72 Squadron Spitfire   Sqdn Ldr A. R. Collins;
   No. 79 Squadron Spitfire   Sqdn Ldr Hervey Hayworth
   No. 607 Squadron Hurricane   Sqdn Ldr James Vick
Wick Sector
(Coastal Command)
     
Fighter Section Headquarters     Wing Cdr Geoffrey Ambler
   No. 3 Squadron Hurricane   Sqdn Ldr S. F. Godden
   No. 232 Squadron Hurricane   Sqdn Ldr M. M. Stephens
   No. 504 Squadron Hurricane   Sqdn Ldr John Sample
Dyce Sector
(Coastal Command)
     
Fighter Section Headquarters     Grp CPT  F. Crerar
   No. 603 Squadron Spitfire   Sqdn Ldr George Denholm
Turnhouse Sector     Wing Cdr the Duke of Hamilton and Bradon
   No. 141 Squadron Defiant   Sqdn Ldr W. A. Richardson
   No. 245 Squadron Hurricane    
   No. 253 Squadron Hurricane   Sqdn Ldr Tom Cleave
   No. 602 Squadron Spitfire   Sqdn Ldr A. V. R. Johnstone
   No. 605 Squadron Hurricane   Sqdn Ldr Waiter Churchill
 
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