RAF Woodley

List of RAF stations

This List of RAF stations is a comprehensive list of all stations, airbases, airfields and administrative headquarters of the Royal Air Force - past and present.

Note- Current RAF Stations will be listed under the currently recognised county of the UK, or overseas countries, whereas Former RAF Stations will be listed under any former county or country name which was appropriate for the duration of operation.

Current Royal Air Force Stations

England (current)

Bedfordshire (current)

Berkshire

Buckinghamshire (current)

Cambridgeshire (current)

Cornwall (current)

Cumbria (current)

Devon (current)

Gloucestershire (current)

Hampshire (current)

Hertfordshire (current)

Lincolnshire

London (current)

Manchester

Merseyside (current)

Norfolk

Northamptonshire (current)

Northumberland (current)

Nottinghamshire (current)

Oxfordshire (current)

Rutland (current)

Shropshire (current)

Staffordshire (current)

Suffolk (current)

Surrey (current)

  • DMRC Headley Court - the Defence Medical Services (DMS) Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) (formerly RAF Headley Court)

Wiltshire (current)

East Riding of Yorkshire (current)

North Yorkshire (current)

Scotland (current)

Wales (current)

Northern Ireland (current)

Overseas

Ascension Island

Former Royal Air Force Stations

England

Bedfordshire

Berkshire

Buckinghamshire

Cambridgeshire

Cheshire

Cornwall

Cumberland

Cumberland was incorporated into Cumbria in 1974

Cumbria

Derbyshire

Devon

Dorset

County Durham

Essex

Gloucestershire

Hampshire

Herefordshire

Hertfordshire

Huntingdonshire

Kent

Lancashire

Leicestershire

Lincolnshire

London

Middlesex

Norfolk

Northamptonshire

Northumberland

Nottinghamshire

Oxfordshire

Rutland

Shropshire

Somerset

Staffordshire

Suffolk

Surrey

East Sussex

West Sussex

Warwickshire

Wiltshire

Worcestershire

Yorkshire

Scotland

Aberdeenshire

Angus

Ayrshire

Berwickshire

Fife

Shetland

Wales

Northern Ireland

County Antrim

County Down

County Fermanagh

County Londonderry

County Tyrone

Isle of Man

Republic of Ireland

Overseas

Aden

Now Yemen

Algeria

Azores (Portugal)

Bahrain

Belgium

Belize

Bermuda

Borneo

Burma

Also known as Myanmar

Canada

Ceylon

Now Sri Lanka The number of RAF bases in Ceylon increased during the Second World War, and most were decommissioned after the war. However the RAF maintained bases in Sri Lanka until 1958. Many are now used by the Sri Lanka Air Force, see also List of Sri Lankan air force bases

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Cyprus

Egypt

Faroe Islands

France

During the Great War (1914-1918), and for a short period afterwards, there were at least 250 recognised airfields in France that the Royal Flying Corps, Royal Naval Air Service, and Royal Air Force used at various times.

Germany

Following the demise of the Cold War, and the subsequent re-unification of Germany, most former RAF bases were transferred back to the German Government, and many were also officially handed over to the Bundeswehr.

Gold Coast (Africa)

The Gold Coast became the independent country of Ghana in 1957

Greece

Hong Kong

Iceland

British Indian Empire

RAF stations of the British Indian Empire were transferred to the respective Indian and Pakistani Governments upon partition and independence from the British Empire. Many are now used by the Indian Air Force, and Pakistan Air Force''
Situated in modern Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan)

situated in modern India

situated in modern Pakistan

Iraq

Italy

Japan

Jordan

Kenya

Libya

British Malaya (now Malaysia)

Maldives

Malta

Netherlands

Nigeria

Nigeria gained independence in 1960

Oman

Pakistan

For airfields used before partition refer to British Indian Empire

Palestine (Israel)

The former British Mandate of Palestine became Israel in 1948/49

Singapore

Sudan

Transjordan

The Transjordan was a British mandate territory until 1946 when it became the kingdom of Jordan

United Arab Emirates

References

NotesBibliography

  • Halley, James J. The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd., 1980. ISBN 0-85130-083-9.
  • Halley, James J. The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force & Commonwealth 1918-1988. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air Britain (Historians) Ltd., 1988. ISBN 0-85130-164-9.
  • Jefford, C.G. RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 1988 (second edition 2001). ISBN 1-85310-053-6.
  • Rawlings, John. Fighter Squadrons of the RAF and their Aircraft. London: Macdonald and Jane's Publishers Ltd., 1969 (second edition 1976). ISBN 0-354-01028-X.

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