The Few

Squadrons were based at different RAF stations during the Battle and frequently moved between aerodromes (and Groups) depending on where they were needed and whether they could be rested. Listed below are the airfields used by the RAF Fighter Groups and the squadrons which were based at the stations at various times during the Battle.

10 Group: Wales and the West Country

Boscombe Down: 249; 56
Colerne: Various
Exeter: 213; 87; 601
Filton: 504
Middle Wallop: 236; 238; 401 RCAF; 501; 609; 604; 222; 238
Pembrey: 92; 79
Rosborough: 247
St Eval: 222; 236; 238
Warmwell: 152

11 Group London and South East England

Biggin Hill: 32; 79; 610; 79; 72; 92; 141; 74
Croydon: 111; 501; 401 RCAF; 85; 72; 605
Debden: 85; 17; 257; 601; 111; 25
Detling: Various
Eastchurch: 266
Ford: 23
Gravesend: 610; 604; 501; 66
Hawkinge: 79
Hendon: 257; 504
Hornchurch: 65; 74; 54; 41; 266; 600; 264; 603; 41
Kenley: 615; 616; 253; 66; 501
Lympne: Various
Manston: 604; 600
Martlesham: 25; 257; 17
Northolt: 609; 257; 303; 43; 1 RCAF; 401 RCAF; 615; 302
North Weald: 151; 56; 25; 249; 257
Redhill: 219
Rochford: 54; 264
Stapleford: 151; 46
Tangmere: 145; 43; 601; 1; 266; 17; 607; 601; 213; 145
Thorney Island: 236
Westhampnett: 145; 602
West Malling: 141; 66

12 Group Midlands and East Anglia

Bircham Newton: 235
Church Fenton: 87; 73; 249; 84
Coltishall: 66; 242; 616; 74; 72
Digby: 46; 29; 151; 611
Duxford: 264; 19; 310; 46; 312; 242; 19
Fowlmere: 264
Kirton in Lindsey: 222; 253; 264; 74; 616; 84
Leconfield: 249; 616; 302; 303
Speke: 312
Wittering: 266; 74; 266; 1

13 Group Scotland, North of England and Northern Ireland

Acklington: 72; 79; 32; 610
Catterick: 219; 41; 54; 41; 504; 600
Drem: 145; 263; 111; 141
Dyce: 248; 141; 145; 1
Grangemouth: 263
Kirkwall: Various
Sumburgh: 248
Turnhouse: 603; 141; 253; 65; 141; 1; 607
Usworth: 607; 43
Wick: 1