Aircrew Holding Units (UK)

About This Unit

These organisations served no operational function, being purely administrtative in nature.

Aircrew Holding Units were administrative units established to stage trained aircrew through prior to the next stage of training, assignment to a course or to a squadron, or, at the end of the war, for de-mobilisation processing.

Many personnel have such units listed in their Nominal Roll entry, purely because that is where they were assigned at war's end when the Nominal Roll was compiled.  For a more accurate indication of the squadrons in which they served, users should consult the service record of their person of interest (The National Archives Australia website), and upload it to their 'Person Page' using the 'Update Details' feature