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India and Far East - January 1941


[India Command | Far East Command]

India Command

 
Location Unit Notes
Delhi AHQ  
  Communication Flight  
Ambala Station HQ  
  No 1 School of Technical Training  
  Flying Training School  
  Central Wireless Station  
  No 3 Flight, Indian Air Force Volunteer Reserve Wapiti - 3 IE
  No 1 Sqn Indian Air Force Wapiti - 12 IE
Lahore Station HQ  
  No 60 Sqn Blenheim - 12 IE less Coast Defence Flight
  MT Repair Unit  
  No 5 Sqn Audax - 12 IE
  No 2 (Indian) Group  
  Initial Training School (Officer)  
Risalpur Station HQ  
  No 27 Sqn Blenheim - 12 IE re-equipping with Blenheim fighters
Karachi No 1 Sqn Indian Air Force Wapiti - 1 Flight
Peshawar No 1 (Indian) Group  
  No 31 Sqn Valentia - 12 IE
Kohat Station HQ  
  No 28 Sqn Audax - 12 IE
  No 20 Sqn Audax - 12 IE
Drigh Road (Karachi) No 2 School of Technical Training  
  Aircraft Depot  
  No 4 Flight, Indian Air Force Volunteer Reserve Wapiti - 3 IE
  No 5 Flight, Indian Air Force Volunteer Reserve Wapiti - 3 IE
  No 60 Sqn, 'W' Flight Blenheim
Fort Sandeman No 1 Sqn Indian Air Force Wapiti - 1 Flight
Miranshah No 28 Sqn Audax - 1 Flight
  No 20 Sqn Audax - 1 Flight
Madras No 60 Sqn, 'Y' Flight Blenheim
  No 1 Sqn Indian Air Force  
Calcutta No 60 Sqn, 'Z' Flight Blenheim
  Indian Air Force Record Office  
Bombay Coast Defence Wing  
  No 2 Flight, Indian Air Force Volunteer Reserve Wapiti - 3 IE
  No 60 Sqn, 'V' Flight Blenheim
  RAF Port Detachment  

 

The following are included in the Command's establishment: -
'HQ Air Forces in India' renamed 'Air HQ, India' Establishment, India No 1
RAF Hill Depot Establishment, India No 11
Chowkidars, Khassadars and Levy Sowars for the Air Firing and Bombing Ranges to India Establishment, India No 12
No 1 Sqn IAF Establishment, India No 13
Indian Air Force Reserve Pool Establishment, India No 14
British Instructional Staff for the Indian Air Force Apprentices Establishment, India No 15

Far East Command

 
Location Unit Notes

Malaya

Singapore Air HQ, Far East  
Bukit Timah AHQ, C-in-C Far East  
Seletar Station HQ  
  Aircraft Depot  
  Inter-Command W/T Station  
  No 36 Sqn Vildebeest to re-arm with Beaufort*
  No 100 Sqn Vildebeest to re-arm with Beaufort*
  No 205 Sqn Singapore III
  No 21 Sqn RAAF Wirraway - 12 IE, 6 IR
Tengah Station HQ  
  No 34 Sqn Blenheim I to re-arm with Baltimore
  No 62 Sqn Blenheim I  to re-arm with Baltimore
Kallang Communication Flight Various
  No 4 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit Shark, Swordfish, Queen Bee
Sembawang Station HQ - RAAF  
  No 1 Sqn RAAF Hudson - 12 IE
  No 8 Sqn RAAF Hudson - 12 IE, 6 IR

Ceylon

China Bay (Ceylon) Station HQ  
  Station Flt Various
  No 273 Sqn Vildebeest - 4 IE, 2 IR

Hong Kong

Kai Tak (Hong Kong) Station HQ  
  Station Flt Various

* This re-equipment never took place before the Japanese invasion of December 1941

Source - SD161 (6th Issue) January 1941

[India Command | Far East Command]

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