No. 64 Group RAF

Summary

No. 64 Group RAF is a former Royal Air Force group which was operational between July 1946 and March 1959.

No. 64 Group RAF
No. 64 (Northern Reserve) Group RAF
No. 64 (Northern) Group RAF
Active23 July 1946 – 31 March 1959
Country United Kingdom
Branch Royal Air Force
TypeGroup
Part ofRAF Home Command
Garrison/HQRAF Rufforth

64 Group had three other groups disband into it, these were: No. 66 Group RAF on 1 February 1957 and No. 67 Group RAF on 28 February 1957.

History of No. 64 Group RAF edit

No. 64 (Northern Reserve) Group RAF was formed on 23 July 1946 within Sheffield, it moved to within York on 1 May 1947 and was renamed to No. 64 (Northern) Group RAF on 1 August 1950. The group moved to RAF Rufforth on 15 January 1953 and was disbanded on 31 March 1959.[1]

During April 1953 the group controlled:[2]

History of No. 63 Group RAF edit

No. 63 (Western & Welsh Reserve) Group RAF was formed on 2 May 1946 within Wilmslow, on 23 July 1946 it moved to RAF Hawarden and was renamed to No. 63 (Western & Welsh) Group RAF on 1 August 1950. It was disbanded on 1 January 1957 into No. 64 Group.[1]

During April 1953 the group controlled:[2]

History of No. 66 Group RAF edit

No. 66 (Scottish Reserve) Group RAF was formed on 28 May 1946 within Edinburgh, it moved to RAF Turnhouse on 9 August 1946 and was renamed to No. 66 (Scottish) Group on 1 August 1950. It moved to HMS Lochinvar, Port Edgar on 22 November 1954 and was disbanded on 1 February 1957 into No. 64 Group.[1]

During April 1953 the group controlled:[2]

History of No. 67 Group RAF edit

No. 67 (Northern Ireland Reserve) Group was reformed on 1 April 1950 at RAF Aldergrove, it moved to within Belfast on 16 June 1950. It was renamed to No. 67 (Northern Ireland) Group RAF on 1 August 1950 and disbanded on 28 February 1957 into No. 64 Group.[1]

During April 1953 the group controlled:[2]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d Sturtivant & Hamlin 2007, p. 152.
  2. ^ a b c d Delve 1994, p. 86.
  • Delve, K. (1994). The Source Book of the RAF. Shrewsbury, UK: Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-451-5.
  • Sturtivant, R.; Hamlin, J. (2007). Royal Air Force flying training and support units since 1912. UK: Air-Britain (Historians). ISBN 978-0851-3036-59.