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Home Command
Command Crest
Active 1 February 1939–27 May 1940
1 May 1946–1 April 1959
Country United Kingdom
Branch Royal Air Force
Garrison/HQ Wantage Hall, University of Reading
Motto(s) Support

RAF Home Command was the Royal Air Force command that was responsible for the maintenance and training of reserve organisations[1] from formation on 1 February 1939 as RAF Reserve Command with interruptions until it ceased to exist on 1 April 1959.

History[edit | edit source]

The Command was formed as RAF Reserve Command on 1 February 1939.[2] It was absorbed into RAF Flying Training Command on 27 May 1940 but reformed again on 1 May 1946.[2] It was then renamed RAF Home Command on 1 August 1950 and absorbed into RAF Flying Training Command again on 1 April 1959.[2]

Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief[edit | edit source]

Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief included:[2]
RAF Reserve Command

Note: The Command was not in existence from May 1940 to May 1946

RAF Home Command

References[edit | edit source]

  1. John D. Rawlings, 'The History of the Royal Air Force,' Temple Press Aerospace, Feltham, Middlesex, 1984, p.180
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation - RAF Home Commands formed between 1939 - 1957

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