No. 19 Group RAF
It was formed in April 1918 as No. 19 (Equipment) Group in York, but disbanded in June.
Second World War
Its units in February 1942 included:
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.
- 42 Sqn, RAF St Eval, Shackleton MR.1 & MR.2
- 206 Sqn, RAF St Eval, Shackleton MR.1 & MR.2
- 220 Sqn, RAF St Eval, Shackleton MR.1 & MR.2
- 228 Sqn, RAF St Eval, Shackleton MR.1 & MR.2
- 201 Sqn, RAF Pembroke Dock, Sunderland GR.5
- 230 Sqn, RAF Pembroke Dock, Sunderland GR.5
- 36 Sqn, RAF Topcliffe, Neptune MR.1
- 203 Sqn, RAF Topcliffe, Neptune MR.1
- 210 Sqn, RAF Topcliffe, Neptune MR.1
Before it became HQ Southern Maritime Air Region in November 1969, its last commander appears to have been Air Vice-Marshal Cresswell Clementi.
Air Officer Commanding No. 19 Group RAF
Air Officers Commanding of No. 19 Group:
- 1941–1942: Air Commodore G. H. Boyce
- 1942–1943: Air Vice-Marshal G. R. Bromet
- 1943–1944: Air Vice-Marshal B. E. Baker
- 1944–1945: Air Vice-Marshal F. H. M. Maynard
- 1945–1947: Air Vice-Marshal C. B. S. Spackman
- 1947–1950: Air Vice-Marshal F. L. Hopps
- 1950–1952: Air Vice-Marshal G. R. C. Spencer
- 1952–1954: Air Vice-Marshal T. C. Traill
- 1954–1956: Air Vice-Marshal G. W. Tuttle
- 1956–1959: Air Vice-Marshal G. I. L. Save
- 1959–1962: Air Vice-Marshal L. W. C. Bower
- 1962–1964: Air Vice-Marshal S. W. R. Hughes
- 1964–1967: Air Vice-Marshal J. Barraclough
- 1967–1968: Air Vice-Marshal J. H. Lapsley
- 1968–1969: Air Vice-Marshal C. M. Clementi
- 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. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
- "Group No's 10 - 19". Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation. 28 October 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2017.