The Royal Air Force Operational bases & their Squadrons in 1963

 

Abingdon 1PTS   Khormaksar 78 Wessex HC2 Troop Transport
Abingdon 47 Beverley C1 Heavy Transport   Khormaksar 8 Hunter FGA9 Close Air Support
Abingdon 53 Beverley C1 Heavy Transport   Khormaksar 84 Beverley C1 Heavy Transport
Acklington 6 FTS Jet Provost T3/4 Basic Training   Kinloss MOTU Shackleton T4 Ops Conversion
Akrotiri 13 Canberra PR9 High Alt Recce   Kinloss 120 Shackleton MR3 ASW
Akrotiri 249 Canberra B16 Tactical Bomber   Laarbruch 16 Canberra B (I) 8 Tactical Strike
Akrotiri 32 Canberra B15 Tactical Bomber   Laarbruch 31 Canberra PR7 Photo Recce
Akrotiri 6 Canberra B16 Tactical Bomber   Leconfield 19 Lightning F2/Hunter F6 A.W. Interceptor
Akrotiri 73 Canberra B15 Tactical Bomber   Leconfield 228 Whirlwind HR10 SAR
Aldegrove 202 Hastings Met 1 Meteorological   Leconfield 92 Lightning F2/Hunter F6 A.W. Interceptor
Ballykelly 203 Shackleton MR2 ASW   Leeming 3 FTS Jet Provost T3/T4 Basic Training
Ballykelly 204 Shackleton MR2C ASW   Leuchars 23 Javelin FAW9 A.W. Interceptor
Ballykelly 210 Shackleton MR2 ASW   Lindholme BCBS Hastings T5/Varsity T1 Bombing School
Ballykelly ASWDU Shackleton MR1/2 ASW   Linton-on-Ouse 1 FTS Jet Provost T3/T4 Basic Training
Bassingbourn 231 OCU Canberra B2/PR3/T4 Ops Conversion   Little Rissington CFS Gnat, Jet Provost & C’munk Flyng Trng
Benson 267 Argosy C1 Medium Transport   Luqa 38 Shackleton MR2 A.S.W.
Benson 215 Argosy C1 Medium Transport   Lyneham 216 Comet C2/4 Long Range Trsprt
Benson 114 Argosy C1 Medium Transport   Lyneham 99 Britannia C1/2 Medium Transport
Benson Argosy CU Argosy C1 Medium Transport   Manby R.A.F. F.C. Canberra T4 Tactics Training
Benson Queen’s Flight DC3 V.I.P. Transport   Manby R.A.F. F.C. Meteor F8/T7 Tactics Training
Bicester Oxford UAS Chipmunk T10 Scholarships   Marham 148 Valiant B1 Medium Strike
Binbrook 64 Javelin FAW9 A.W. Interceptor   Marham 207 Valiant B1 Medium Strike
Binbrook AFDS Javelin/Hunter F6 A.D. Development   Marham 214 Valiant BK1 IFR Tanker
Breighton 112 Bloodhound 1 S.A.M.   Marham 242 Bloodhound 1 S.A.M.
Bruggen 213 Canberra B (I) 6 Tactical Strike   Marham 49 Valiant B1 Medium Strike
Bruggen 431 Maintenance Unit   Middleton St. George IRS Javelin T3 Ops Conversion
Bruggen 80 Canberra PR7 Photo Recce   Middleton St. George LCS Lightning T4 Ops Conversion
Carnaby 247 Bloodhound 1 S.A.M.   Misson 94 Bloodhound 1 S.A.M.
Changi 205 Shackleton MR2 A.S.W.   Muharraq 152 Pembroke C1 V.I.P. Comms
Changi Towed Target Flight   Muharraq 152 Twin Pioneer CC1/2 V.I.P. Comms
Chivenor 229 OCU/145 Hunter F4 Ops Conversion   Nicosia 29 Javelin FAW9 A.W. Interceptor
Chivenor 229 OCU/234 Hunter F4 Ops Conversion   Oakington 5 FTS Varsity T1 Multi-Engine Trng
Chivenor Hunter Flight IRS Hunter T7 Instrument Rating   Odiham 225 Whirlwind HAR10 Troop Assault
Church Fenton 7 FTS Jet Provost T3/T4 Basic Training   Odiham Twin Pioneer Cvsn Flt Twin Pioneer Ops Conversion
Church Fenton 7 FTS Vampire T11 Basic Training   Rattlesden 266 Bloodhound 1 S.A.M.
Colerne 36 Hastings C1 Medium Transport   Scampton 27 Vulcan B2 Blue Steel Strike
Colerne 24 Hastings C1 Medium Transport   Scampton 617 Vulcan B2 Blue Steel Strike
Coltishall 74 Lightning F1 A.W. Interceptor   Scampton 83 Vulcan B2 Blue Steel Strike
Coningsby 12 Vulcan B2 Medium Strike   Seletar 34 Beverley C1 Heavy Transport
Coningsby 35 Vulcan B2 Medium Strike   Seletar 66 Belvedere HC1 Troop Transport
Coningsby 9 Vulcan B2 Medium Strike   St. Mawgan 201 Shackleton MR3 ASW
Cottesmore 10 Victor B1 Medium Strike   St. Mawgan 206 Shackleton MR3 ASW
Cottesmore 15 Victor B1A Medium Strike   St. Mawgan 42 Shackleton MR2 ASW
Cranwell R.A.F. College Chipmunk T10 Cadet Training   Stradishall 1 ANS Varsity T1 Navigation Training
Cranwell R.A.F. College Jet Provost T3/4 Cadet Training   Stradishall 1 ANS Meteor NF14 Navigation Training
Cranwell R.A.F. College Vampire T11 Cadet Training   Tengah 20 Hunter FGA9 Close Air Support
Dishforth GCF Anson, Meteor, Provost Comms Flight   Tengah 45 Canberra B15 Tactical Bomber
Dishforth Leeds UAS Chipmunk T10 Scholarships   Tengah 81 Canberra PR7 Photo Recce
El Adam 103 Sycamore HR14 S.A.R.   Thorney Island 242 OCU Beverley C1 Ops Conversion
Filton Bristol UAS Chipmunk T10 Scholarships   Valley 4 FTS Folland Gnat T1 Advanced Training
Finningley 18 Valiant B1 ECM   Valley 4 FTS Vampire T11 Advanced Training
Finningley 230 OCU Vulcan B1/B2 Ops Conversion   Waddington 101 Vulcan B1/B1A Medium Strike
Finningley BCDU Valiant B1/Vulcan B1/1A Role Development   Waddington 44 Vulcan B1/B1A Medium Strike
Gaydon 232 OCU Valiant B1/Victor B1 Ops Conversion   Waddington 50 Vulcan B1/B1A Medium Strike
Gaydon RRF Victor B1 Radar Recce   Warboys 257 Bloodhound 1 S.A.M.
Geilenkirchen 11 Javelin FAW9 A.D. Fighter   Waterbeach 1 Hunter FGA9 Close Air Support
Geilenkirchen 3 Canberra B (I) 8 Tactical Strike   Waterbeach 54 Hunter FGA9 Close Air Support
Geilenkirchen 5 Javelin FAW9 A.D. Fighter   Wattisham 111 Lightning F1A A.W. Interceptor
Gibraltar 224 Shackleton MR2 ASW   Wattisham 41 Javelin FAW8 A.W. Interceptor
Gutersloh 2 Hunter FR10 Tactical Recce   Wattisham 56 Lightning F1A A.W. Interceptor
Gutersloh 230 Whirlwind HAR10 Troop Transport   Watton 263 Bloodhound 1 S.A.M.
Gutersloh 4 Hunter FR10 Tactical Recce   White Waltham CCS Pembroke & Anson Comms Flight
Hamble South’ton UAS Chipmunk T10 Scholarships   Wildenrath 14 Canberra B (I) 8 Tactical Strike
Honington 55 Victor B1A Medium Strike   Wildenrath 17 Canberra PR7 Photo Recce
Honington 57 Victor B1A Medium Strike   Wittering 100 Victor B2 Blue Steel Strike
Honington 90 Valiant B1 ECM   Wittering 139 Victor B2 Blue Steel Strike
Hullavington 2 ANS Varsity T1/Valetta T1 Navigation Training   Wittering 232 OCU Victor B2 Ops Conversion
Kai Tak 60 Javelin FAW9 A.W. Interceptor   Woodhall Spa 222 Bloodhound 1 S.A.M.
Kai Tak 28 Hunter FGA9 Close Air Support   Woolfox Lodge 62 Bloodhound 1 S.A.M.
Khormaksar 208 Hunter FGA9 Close Air Support   Wyton 543 Valiant PR1 Strategic Recce
Khormaksar 37 Shackleton MR2 A.S.W.   Wyton 58 Canberra PR7 Photo Recce
Khormaksar 43 Hunter FGA9 Close Air Support    

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