PFF Squadrons and their Bases

INITIAL STRENGTH OF PFF

August 1942
7 Squadron
Base: OAKINGTON, 1940 onwards
Aircraft: Stirling, converted to Lancaster from July 1943

35 Squadron
Base: GRAVELEY, 1942 onwards
Aircraft: Halifax, converted to Lancaster from March 1944

83 Squadron
Base: WYTON, August 1942 ** Transferred to 5 Group, April 1944, Coningsby
Aircraft: Lancaster

109 Squadron
Base: WYTON, then MARHAM, then LITTLE STAUGHTON
Aircraft: Mosquito (Wellingtons prior to August 1942)

156 Squadron
Base: WARBOYS, then UPWOOD from March 1944 onwards
Aircraft: Wellington, converted to Lancaster from January 1943

INCREASED STRENGTH OF PFF (now 8 Group)

April 1943
97 Squadron
Base: BOURN ** Transferred to 5 Group, April 1944, Coningsby
Aircraft: Lancaster

405 Squadron
Base: GRANSDEN LODGE
Aircraft: Halifax, converted to Lancaster from August 1943 onwards

1409 Met Flight
Base: OAKINGTON, then WYTON from January 1944 onwards
Aircraft: Mosquito

June 1943
105 Squadron
Base: MARHAM, then BOURN from April 1944 onwards
Aircraft: Mosquito

July 1943
139 Squadron
Base: WYTON, then UPWOOD from April 1944 onwards
Aircraft: Mosquito

November 1943
627 Squadron
Base: OAKINGTON ** Transferred to 5 Group, April 1944, Woodhall Spa
Aircraft: Mosquito

March 1944
635 Squadron
Base: DOWNHAM MARKET
Aircraft: Lancaster

April 1944
571 Squadron
Base: DOWNHAM MARKET, then OAKINGTON from April 1944 onwards
Aircraft: Mosquito

582 Squadron
Base: LITTLE STAUGHTON
Aircraft: Mosquito

August 1944
608 Squadron
Base: DOWNHAM MARKET
Aircraft: Mosquito

September 1944
128 Squadron
Base: WYTON
Aircraft: Mosquito

October 1944
142 Squadron
Base: GRANSDEN LODGE
Aircraft: Mosquito

December 1944
162 Squadron
Base: BOURN
Aircraft: Mosquito

January 1945
163 Squadron
Base: WYTON
Aircraft: Mosquito

692 Squadron
Base: GRAVELEY
Aircraft: Mosquito

The PFFNTU, the Pathfinders navigation training unit, was at UPWOOD from 1942, moving to WARBOYS in 1944.

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