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Middle East - January 1941


[Mediterranean Command | Egypt | Sudan and Eritrea | East Africa | Palestine and Transjordan | Iraq Command | Aden]

Mediterranean Command

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Valetta AHQ Malta  
  Base Accounts Office  
  Base Personnel Office  
  Meteorological Station  
Kalafrana Station HQ  
  Inter-Command W/T Station  
Hal Far Station HQ  
  Station Flight Magister (3 IE), Swordfish (1 IE), Seal (1 IE), Gauntlet (1 IE)
  No 830 Sqn FAA  
  French (GR) Flight  
Luqa Station HQ  
  No 148 Sqn Wellington - 16 IE
  No 431 (GR) Flight Glen martin 7 IE, 5 IR
Te Salvatur D/F Station  
  No 241 TRU  
  No 242 TRU  
  3 x AMES  
Takali Station HQ  
  No 261 Sqn Hurricane 16 IE

Egypt

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Cairo HQ RAF Middle East  
  Base Accounts Office  
  Base Personnel Office  
  MT Repair Flight  
Heliopolis Station HQ  
  No 267 Sqn Various
  No 70 Sqn Wellington - 2 Flights, 16 IE, 8 IR
  No 216 Sqn Wellington - 2 Flights 16 IE, 8 IR
  Meteorological Station  
  No 2 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit 3 Hurricanes, 3 Maryland
  Instrument Repair Flight 2 Mobile Sections, 3rd Section attached to No 52 RSU
  No 84 Sqn Blenheim IV - 16 IE
Helwan Station HQ  
  No 101 Maintenance Unit  
Ismailia HQ, No 25 (Bomber) Wing  
  Station HQ  
  No 1 (GR) Unit 3 Wellingtons
  Inter-Command W/T Station  
  Meteorological Station  
  Recruits Disposal Pool  
  No 70 Operation Training Unit (Medium Bomber) Various
Aboukir No 103 Maintenance Unit  
  No 205 MRU  
  Meteorological Station  
  No 33 Air Stores Park  
  No 54 Repair and Salvage Unit  
  No 228 Sqn Sunderland - 6 IE
  Middle East Pool Wastage Pool from No 103 MU
Abu Haggag Rear HQ, No 202 Group  
Abu Sueir No 102 Maintenance Unit  
  No 13 Wireless Intelligence Screen  
El Firdan Aircraft Storage Unit  
Maaten Bagush No 202 Group Communication Flight  
  No 253 Wing  
  No 113 Sqn Blenheim IV - 16 IE
  No 6 S & T Column, No 1 Section  
  No 6 S & T Column, No 2 Section  
  No 6 S & T Column, No 4 Section  
Quasaba No 6 Sqn (1 Flight)  
  No 208 Sqn Lysander - 12 IE
  Detachment, No 3 Sqn RAAF  
Fuka No 55 Sqn Blenheim IV - 16 IE
  No 51 Repair and Salvage Unit  
  No 21 Medical Receiving Station  
  No 33 Sqn (2 Flights) Hurricane - 16 IE
  No 84 Sqn (1 Flight) Blenheim IV
  No 216 MRU  
  No 235 MRU  
El Dhaba AM Experimental Station  
  No 204 MRU  
Quttaf No 45 Sqn Blenheim IV -16 IE
Sidi Barakat No 252 MRU  
Maaten El No 112 Sqn Gladiator, 2 Flights - 16 IE
Gerawla No 80 Sqn Gladiator - 16 IE
  No 3 Sqn RAAF 1 Flight - Lysander, 2 Flights - Gladiator
  No 219 MRU  
Burgh el Arab No 31 Air Stores Park  
Shafrakana No 252 (Fighter) Wing  
  No 256 Air Information (Signals) Wing  
Ikingi Maryut AM Experimental Station  
  No 30 Sqn Blenheim IV, 2 Flights - 16 IE
Amiriya No 1 Observer Screen Unit  
  No 33 Sqn (1 Flight) Gladiator
Alexandria HQ, No 201 (General Reconnaissance) Group  
  No 101 Wing in SS Dumana  
  No 230 Sqn Sunderland - 6 IE
  Port Detachment  
  No 971 (Balloon) Sqn VLA - 30 (9-10 waterborne)
  High Speed Launch No 110 Administered by No 102 MU
  No 17 Wireless Intelligence Screen  
  No 16 Wireless Intelligence Screen  
Kasfareet Station HQ  
  No 257 (Bomber) Wing  
Shallufa No 37 Sqn Wellington 2 Flights - 16 IE, 8 IR
  No 38 Sqn Wellington 2 Flights - 16 IE, 8 IR
Quotaifiya No 211 Sqn Blenheim IV, 2 Flights - 16 IE
  No 6 S & T Column, No 3 Section  
  No 84 Sqn (1 Flight) Blenheim IV
Takoradi (Gold Coast) Station HQ  
Royal Egyptian Air Force
Cairo HQ Royal Egyptian Air Force  
Almaza No 2 Sqn REAF  
  Air Frame Repair Squadron  
  Engine Repair Squadron  
  Apprentices Training School  
  No 1 Sqn, REAF (1 Flight)  
  No 3 (Communication) Sqn  
  No 4 Sqn, REAF  
Suez No 5 Sqn, REAF  
  No 1 Sqn, REAF (1 Flight)  
Khanka Flying Training School  

Sudan and Eritrea

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Carthago No 47 Sqn Wellesley - 15 IE
Khartoum HQ No 203 Group  
  Station HQ  
  No 52 Repair and Salvage Unit  
Gordon's Tree (Satellite of Khartoum) Communication Flight  
  No 237 Sqn Lysander - 12 IE
  No 1 Sqn SAAF Gladiator - 16 IE, to re-equip with Hurricanes
  No 251 Sqn Hurricane
Erhoweit HQ, No 254 (Bomber) Wing  
Summit No 223 Sqn Maryland - 16 IE
  No 250 Sqn Tomahawk - 16 IE
  No 104 Maintenance Unit  
  No 22 Medical Receiving Station  
  Advanced HQ, No 254 (Bomber) Wing  
Port Sudan Station HQ  
  No 14 Sqn Wellesley - 15 IE
  No 251 MRU  
  Port Detachment  
Wadi Halfa Staging Post  
Sidi Heneish No 274 Sqn Hurricane - 16 IE
  No 73 Sqn Hurricane 2 Flights - 16 IE 8 IR

East Africa

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Kenya
Archers Post No 11 Sqn SAAF (1 Flight) Battle - 12 IE
  No 2 Sqn SAAF (1 Flight) Gladiator
Garba Tulla No 40 Sqn SAAF (1 Flight) Hartebeeste - 12 IE
  No 2 Sqn SAAF Gladiator
Nanyuki HQ, No 1 (Bomber) Brigade SAAF  
  HQ, No 2 Sqn SAAF plus 'A' Flight
  No 12 Sqn SAAF Ju 86, HQ plus 'A' & 'B' Flights - 12 IE
  HQ, No 40 Sqn SAAF Hartebeeste
Nairobi Air HQ East Africa  
  Station HQ  
  Kenya Auxiliary Air Unit HQ & 1 Flight
  No 2 Sqn SAAF Gladiator
  Survey Flight  
  No 3 Sqn SAAF Hurricane - 12 IE HQ & 'B' Flight
Eastleigh Station HQ  
  No 30 EFTS  
Mombassa No 12 Sqn SAAF Ju 86, 'C' Flights
  Embarkation Office  
  No 218 MRU  
  No 3 Sqn SAAF Hurricane, 'A' Flight
Wajir No 40 Sqn SAAF Hartebeeste - 12 IE
Garissa No 2 Sqn SAAF Gladiator - 'C' Flight
Moshi No 40 Sqn SAAF Hartebeeste - 'C' Flight

Palestine and Transjordan

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Jerusalem HQ Palestine & Transjordan  
Ramleh Station HQ  
  No 6 Sqn Lysanders - 2 Flights, 12 IE
  No 2 Armoured Car Company HQ & 2 Sections
  Station Flight Various
  Meteorological Station  
Amman Station HQ  
  Meteorological Station  
Haifa Station HQ  
  No 236 TRU  
  AM Experimental Station  
  No 2 (French) Fighter Flight  
Sarafand RAF Recruiting Depot  

 

Iraq Command

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Habbaniya Air HQ - Iraq  
  Station HQ  
  No 70 Sqn (1 Flight) Wellington
  No 4 Flying Training School Various
  Communication Flight Various
  Aircraft Depot  
  Supplies Depot  
  RAF General Hospital  
  Meteorological Station  
  No 1 Armoured Car Company HQ & 3 Sections
Shaibah Station HQ  
  No 1 Armoured Car Company 1 Section
  No 244 Sqn Vincent - 12 IE
  Meteorological Station  
Basrah Station HQ  
  Base Supplies and Transport Depot  
Diwaniyah Meteorological Station  
Iraq Levies
Habbaniya Battalion and Wing HQ  
  6 Companies  
Basrah 1 Company  
Shaibah 1 Company  

Aden Command

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Steamer Point Air HQ, Aden  
  Equipment and Supply Depot  
  Armoured Car and Marine Craft Section  
  RAF Hospital  
  No 13 Wireless Intelligence Screen Detachment c/o AHQ
Khormaksar Station HQ  
  No 8 Sqn Blenheim IV, 2 Flights - 16 IE
  No 203 Sqn Blenheim IV, 2 Flights - 14 IE, 7 IR
  General Purpose Flight Vincent - 16 IE, 3 IR
  No 1 French Bomber Flight  
Sheikh O'thman Station HQ  
  No 94 Sqn Gladiator, 2 Flights - 16 IE, 8 IR
  No 39 Sqn Blenheim IV, 2 Flights - 16 IE, 8 IR
  No 11 Sqn Blenheim IV, 2 Flights - 16 IE, 8 IR
  Infantry Wing  
  Anti-Aircraft Wing  
  Command Training Flight Various
Army Units
Steamer Point HQ, Royal Artillery  
  HQ 5th (Heavy) Regiment, Royal Artillery  
  9th (Heavy) Battery, Royal Artillery  
  20th (Fortress) Company, Royal Engineers  
Isthmus 15th AA Battery HKS, Royal Artillery  
  23rd AA Battery HKS, Royal Artillery  
  Searchlight Battery, Royal Artillery  
  AA Section, Royal Engineers  
  17th Indian Staging Section  
  48 CD RIASC  
  1 Indian Battalion  
Khormaksar 2/5 Mahrattas Light Infantry  
  1/2nd Punjab Regiment  
Crater Ordnance Depot, RAOC  

Source - SD161 (6th Issue) January 1941

[Mediterranean Command | Egypt | Sudan and Eritrea | East Africa | Palestine and Transjordan | Iraq Command | Aden]

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