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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.
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Contents

Current Royal Air Force Stations

England (current)

Bedfordshire (current)

Berkshire

Buckinghamshire (current)

Cambridgeshire (current)

Cornwall (current)

Cumbria (current)

Devon (current)

Gloucestershire (current)

Hampshire (current)

Lincolnshire

London (current)

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)[2]

Wiltshire (current)

East Riding of Yorkshire (current)

North Yorkshire (current)

Scotland (current)

Wales (current)

Northern Ireland (current)

Overseas

Ascension Island
Cyprus within the Sovereign Base Areas
Falkland Islands
Germany
Gibraltar
Qatar

Former Royal Air Force Stations

England

Bedfordshire

Berkshire

Buckinghamshire

Cambridgeshire

Cheshire

Cornwall

Cumberland

Cumberland was incorporated into Cumbria in 1974

Cumbria

Derbyshire

  • RAF Ashbourne

Devon

Dorset

  • RAF Brandy Bay
  • RAF Hamworthy
  • RAF Tarrant Rushton
  • RAF Warmwell

County Durham

Essex

Gloucestershire

Hampshire

Herefordshire

Hertfordshire

Huntingdonshire

Kent

Lancashire

Leicestershire

Lincolnshire

London

  • RAF Regents Park

Middlesex

Norfolk

Further information: Norfolk airfields

Northamptonshire

Northumberland

Nottinghamshire

Oxfordshire

Rutland

Shropshire

Somerset

Staffordshire

Suffolk

Surrey

East Sussex

  • RAF Beachy Head
  • RAF Friston
  • RAF Newhaven
  • RAF Pevensey
  • RAF Rye
  • RAF Wartling

West Sussex

Warwickshire

Wiltshire

Worcestershire

  • RAF Defford
  • RAF Honeybourne 1941-1946
  • RAF Pershore
  • RAF Worcester

Yorkshire

Scotland

Wales

Northern Ireland

County Antrim

County Down

County Fermanagh

County Londonderry

County Tyrone

Isle of Man

Republic of Ireland

Overseas

Aden

Now Yemen)

Algeria

  • RAF Maison Blanche

Azores (Portugal)

  • RAF Lagens

Bahrain

Belgium

  • RAF Ursel

Belize

  • RAF Belize

Bermuda

Borneo

  • RAF Labuan
  • RAF Tawau
  • RAF Kuching (Sarawak)

Burma

Also known as Myanmar

  • RAF Hmawbi
  • RAF Meiktilla
  • RAF Mingaladon
  • RAF Pegu

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

  • RAF Cocos Islands

Cyprus

  • RAF Episkopi
  • RAF Nicosia 1930s-1966 still owned by the Ministry of Defence but used by the UN

Egypt

  • RAF Abu Sueir
  • RAF Abu Sultan
  • RAF Almaza
  • RAF Amriya
  • RAF Cairo West
  • RAF Deversoir
  • RAF El Ballah (also recorded as RAF Ballah)
  • RAF El Hamra
  • RAF Fayid
  • RAF Gianaclis
  • RAF Heliopolis
  • RAF Helwan
  • RAF Ismailia
  • RAF Kabrit (Canal Zone) -1954
  • RAF Kasfareet
  • RAF Shallufa

Faroe Islands

  • RAF Vaagar

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.[6]

  • RAF Istres

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.

See also: Royal Air Force Germany

Netherlands

  • RAF Eindhoven

Gold Coast (Africa)

The Gold Coast became the independent country of Ghana in 1957

  • RAF Takoradi

Greece

Hong Kong

Iceland

  • RAF Kaldadarnes

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

  • RAF Chittagong
  • RAF Comilla
  • RAF Cox's BAzar

See also: List of Indian Air Force Bases
  • RAF Agra - now Agra Air Force Station, Uttar Pradesh
  • RAF Alipore
  • RAF Allahabad - now Bamrauli Air Force Station, Uttar Pradesh
  • RAF Amarda Road
  • RAF Ambala - now Ambala Air Force Station, Haryana
  • RAF Agartala - now Agartala Air Force Station, Tripura
  • RAF Arkonam
  • RAF Asansol
  • RAF Bangalore (aka RAF Yelahanka) - now Yelahanka Air Force Station, Bangalore, Karnataka
  • RAF Barrackpore - now Barrackpore Air Force Station, West Bengal
  • RAF Bhopal
  • RAF Car Nicobar - now Car Nicobar Air Force Station, Nicobar Islands, Indian Union Territory
  • RAF Chakeri - now Chakeri Air Force Station, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
  • RAF Cholovaram
  • RAF Delhi
  • RAF Dhubalia
  • RAF Digri
  • RAF Dum Dum - now Dum Dum Air Force Station, Calcutta, West Bengal
  • RAF Hakimpet - now Hakimpet Air Force Station, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
  • RAF Imphal
  • RAF Jessore
  • RAF Jodhpur - now Jodhpur Air Force Station, Rajasthan
  • RAF Kalyan
  • RAF Kanchrapara
  • RAF Kohat
  • RAF Kolar
  • RAF Lahore
  • RAF Maharajpur - now Maharajpur Air Force Station, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
  • RAF Palam
  • RAF Poona - now Pune-Lohegaon Air Force Station, Maharashtra
  • RAF Ranchi
  • RAF Secunderbad
  • RAF Srinagar - now Srinagar Air Force Station, Jammu & Kashmir
  • RAF Tambaram - now Tambaram Air Force Station, Tamil Nadu
  • RAF Vizagapatam

See also: Air Bases of Pakistan Air Force

Iraq

Italy

  • RAF Cagliari, (Sardinia)
  • RAF Decimomannu, (Sardinia)
  • RAF El Mas (Sardinia)

Japan

  • RAF Iwakuni

Jordan

  • RAF Mafraq

Kenya

Libya

British Malaya (now Malaysia)

Maldives

Malta

Netherlands

  • RAF Eindhoven

Nigeria

Nigeria gained independence in 1960

  • RAF Kano - now Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport
  • RAF Ikeja
  • RAF Maiduguri

Oman

  • RAF Masirah
  • RAF Salalah

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

  • RAF Khartoum
  • RAF Summit

Transjordan

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

  • RAF Amman
  • RAF Mafrag

United Arab Emirates

  • RAF Bahrain
  • RAF Sharjah

References

Notes
  1. ^ History of RAF Wattisham
  2. ^ Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service - Headley Court
  3. ^ Bentwaters Cold War Museum
  4. ^ HISTORY OF AIR FORCE BASE CHINA BAY
  5. ^ HISTORY OF SLAF BASE HINGURAKGODA
  6. ^ Jefford, C.G., "RAF Squadrons" pp218-221
Bibliography
  • Jefford, C. G. , "RAF Squadrons". Shrewsbury: Airlife Publishing, 2nd edition, 2001. ISBN 1-84037-141-2

See also

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