It was formed in April 1918 as No. 19 (Equipment) Group in York, but disbanded in June.
Second World War
It was reformed in early 1941 as No. 19 (General Reconnaissance) Group, Coastal Command, at Mount Wise, Plymouth. Among its squadrons during the war was No. 461 Squadron RAAF. Its units in February 1942 included:
- No. 19 Group RAF (GR), under command of Air Commodore G.R. Bromet, CBE, DSO
19 Group assets during October 1946:
The group relocated to RAF Mount Batten in 1947. In 1953, initial NATO documents instructing Admiral Creasey, newly appointed Commander-in-Chief, Eastern Atlantic Area (CINCEASTLANT), wrote that Air Vice Marshal Thomas Traill, CB, OBE, DFC, Royal Air Force, Air Officer Commanding No. 19 Group RAF, had been appointed as Air Commander North-East Atlantic Sub-Area.
19 Group assets during July 1954:
- Ashworth 1992, Appendix IV
- Lake 1999, p. 264.
- Lake 1999, p. 87.
- Lake 1999, pp. 87-88.
- Rawlings 1985, p. 217.
- Rawlings 1985, p. 219.
- Barrass, M. B. (2015). "Groups 10-19". Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation. http://www.rafweb.org/Organsation/Grp02.htm. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
- Rawlings, J D R (1985). The History of the Royal Air Force. Feltham Middlesex, UK: Temple Press.
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