List of Royal Air Force commands


List of Royal Air Force commands

This is a list of Royal Air Force Commands, both past and present.

* Aden Command
* Air Command (2007 - )
* Air Command Far East
* Air Command South East Asia
* Air Support Command (1967 – 1972)
* Army Cooperation Command (1940 - 1943)
* Balloon Command (1938 - 1945)
* Bomber Command (1936 – 1968)
* Coastal Command (1936 – 1969)
* Eastern Air Command - formed on the basis of No 333 (Special Operations) Group, November 1942.
* Far East Command
* Ferry Command (1941 - 1943)
* Fighter Command (1936 – 1968)
* Flying Training Command (1940 - 1968)
* Home Command (1950-1959)
* Iraq Command
* Joint Helicopter Command (1999 - ) - Under British Army command
* Logistics Command (1994 – 1999)
* Maintenance Command
* Mediterranean Air Command
* Middle East Command
* Personnel and Training Command (1994 - 2007)
* Reserve Command - formed 1 February 1939, and absorbed into Flying Training Command 27 May 1940. [Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation, [http://www.rafweb.org/Cmd_H3A.htm RAF Home Commands formed between 1939 - 1957] , accessed 24 May 2008] Reformed 1 May 1946, the first Air Officer Commanding was Air Vice Marshal Sir Alan Lees. RAF Reserve Command was primarily concerned with the maintenance and training of reserve organisations. [John D. Rawlings, 'The History of the Royal Air Force,' Temple Press Aerospace, Feltham, Middlesex, 1984, p.180] Renamed Home Command 1 August 1950.
* Signals Command (1958 – 1969)
* Strike Command (1968 - 2007)
* Support Command (1973 - 1994)
* Technical Training Command
* Training Command (1936 - 1977)
* Transport Command (1943 - 1967)
* Air Defence of Great Britain
* Advanced Air Striking Force
* British Air Forces in France
* No. 1 Area
* No. 2 Area
* No. 3 Area
* No. 4 Area
* No. 5 Area
* Training Division
* Coastal Area
* Central Area
* North Eastern Area
* North Western Area
* Northern Area
* South Eastern Area
* South Western Area
* Southern Area
* Western Area
* RAF Bengal and Burma
* RAF Burma
* RAF Far East
* RAF Germany
* RAF Gibraltar
* RAF Iceland
* RAF in Northern Ireland
* RAF India
* RAF Iraq
* RAF Ireland
* RAF Mediterranean
* RAF Mediterranean and Middle East
* RAF Middle East
* RAF Rhine
* First Tactical Air Force
* Second Tactical Air Force
* Third Tactical Air Force
* Allied Expeditionary Air Force
* Balkan Air Force
* Desert Air Force
* Far East Air Force (Royal Air Force)
* Mediterranean Allied Air Forces
* Mediterranean Allied Coastal Air Force
* Mediterranean Allied Strategic Air Force
* Mediterranean Allied Tactical Air Force
* Mediterranean Coastal Air Force
* Middle East Air Force
* Near East Air Force
* Northwest African Coastal Air Force
* Northwest African Tactical Air Force
* Northwest African Strategic Air Force
* Strategic Air Force

References

ee also

*Command (military formation)
*Royal Air Force
*British Armed Forces


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