Locations

610 (County of Chester) Squadron Service Locations 1939 – 57

GroupStationCountyDatesAircraftRemarks
12Hooton ParkCheshireJan 39–Oct 39Battle/ Hurricane/ Spitfire Mk 1
12WitteringNorthamptonshireOct 39-Apr 40Spitfire Mk 1
13PrestwickAyrshireApr 40-May 40
11Biggin HillKent10 May 40-May 40
11GravesendKentMay 40-Jul 40Squadron moved here to cover retreat from Dunkirk
11Biggin HillKentJul 40-Aug 40
13AcklingtonNorthumberlandAug 40-Dec 40
11WesthampnettSussexDec 40-Aug 41Spitfire IIa Feb 1941
13LeconfieldYorkshireAug 41-Jan 42Spitfire Vb Nov 1941
12Hutton CranswickYorkshireJan 42-Apr 42
12LudhamNorfolkApr 42-Aug 42Spitfire Vb / Vc
11West MallingKentAug 42-Aug 42
12CasteltownCaithnessOct 42–Jan 43Squadron stationed here to provide cover for Navy at Scapa Flow
13WesthampnettSussexJan 43-Apr 43
11PerranporthCornwallApr 43-Jun 43610 may have actually moved to Bolt Head earlier than indicated here (see ‘Hope Cove Area’ by Arthur Clamp)
10Bolt HeadDevonJun 43- Dec 43An Advance Landing Ground comprising two grass runways with dispersal area which came under control of Harrowbeer.
10PredannackCornwallOct 43
10/11Fairwood CommonGlamorganshireDec 43-Jan 44
10ExeterDevonJan 44-Apr 44Spitfire XIV
10CulmheadSomersetApr 44-May 44
10Bolt HeadDevonMay 44-May 44
10HarrowbeerDevonMay 44-Jun 44Near to Yelverton. A rather small aerodrome surrounded by main roads and houses. Aerodrome had to be circumnavigated to get from main camp to dispersals. Officers billeted at ‘Ravenscroft’. Bicycles available.
11West MallingKentJun 44-Jun 44
13WesthampnettSussexJun 44-Jul 44
11FristonSussexJul 44-Sep 44An ALG in East Sussex above the cliffs and providing quick access to incoming V-1s
11LympneKentSep 44-Dec 44
Evere (B.56)BelgiumDec 44-Dec 44
Ophoven (Y.32)BelgiumDec 44-Jan 45
Eindhoven (B.78)HollandJan 45-Feb 45
10WarmwellDorsetFeb 45-Mar 45
Disbanded then reformed at:
12Hooton ParkCheshireJul 46-Feb 57Spitfire XXII from 1948-51
Meteor IV from Apr 51-Sep 51
Meteor VIII from Sep 51-Feb 57