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India and Far East - July 1941


[India Command | Far East Command]

India Command

 

 
Location Unit Notes
Ambala Station HQ  
  No 1 School of Technical Training  
  Central Wireless Station  
  No 1 Flying Training School  
  No 3 Flight, Indian Air Force Volunteer Reserve Wapiti - 3 IE
  Indian Air Force Record Office  
Bombay Coast Defence Wing  
  No 20 Sqn, 'V' Flight Audax - 3 IE
  No 2 Flight, Indian Air Force Volunteer Reserve Wapiti - 3 IE
Begumpet No 1 Elementary Flying Training School  
Delhi Communication Flight Envoy
Drigh Road (Karachi) No 2 School of Technical Training  
  No 4 Flight, Indian Air Force Volunteer Reserve Wapiti - 3 IE
  No 5 Flight, Indian Air Force Volunteer Reserve Wapiti - 3 IE
Fort Sandeman No 1 Sqn Indian Air Force Wapiti - 1 Flight
Kohat Station HQ  
  No 28 Sqn Audax - 12 IE
Lahore Station HQ  
  No 2 (Indian) Group  
  Initial Training School (Officer)  
  No 31 Sqn Valentia - 10 IE
  Aircraft Depot  
Madras No 20 Sqn, 'Y' Flight Audax - 3 IE
  No 1 Flight, Indian Air Force Volunteer Reserve Wapiti - 3 IE
Miranshah No 28 Sqn Audax - 1 Flight
Peshawar Station HQ  
  No 1 (Indian) Group  
  No 1 Sqn Indian Air Force Wapiti - 12 IE
Risalpur Station HQ  
  No 5 Sqn Audax - 12 IE
Simla Air HQ, India  
Secunderabad No 20 Sqn (1 Flight) Audax - 6 IE

 

The following are included in the Command's establishment: -
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
Alor Star No 62 Sqn Blenheim I - 14  IE to re-arm with Baltimore - 16 IE*
Bukit Timah Air HQ, Far East  
Kallang Station HQ  
  Communication Flight Moth - 2 IE, Walrus - 1 IE
  No 243 Sqn Buffalo - 16 IE, forming
  No 67 Sqn Buffalo - 16 IE, forming
  No 27 Sqn Blenheim I - 12 IE
Kota Bahru No 8 Sqn RAAF Hudson - 12 IE
Seletar Station HQ  
  Aircraft Depot  
  Inter-Command W/T Station  
  No 243 AMES  
  No 250 AMES  
  No 36 Sqn Vildebeest - 12 IE, to re-arm with Beaufort - 14 IE*
  No 100 Sqn Vildebeest - 12 IE, to re-arm with Beaufort - 14 IE*
  No 205 Sqn Catalina - 6 IE
  3 Bomb Disposal Squads  
Sembawang Station HQ - RAAF  
  No 1 Sqn RAAF Hudson - 12 IE
  No 21 Sqn RAAF Wirraway - 12 IE
Singapore HQ, C-in-C Far East  
  No 511 AMES  
  No 512 AMES  
Tengah Station HQ  
  No 34 Sqn Blenheim I - 12 IE
  No 4 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit Shark - 6 IE, Swordfish - 6 IE, Queen Bee - 4 IE
China Bay (Ceylon) Station HQ  
  Station Flt Seal - 2 IE spotting duties
  No 273 Sqn Vildebeest - 4 IE
Kai Tak (Hong Kong) Station HQ  
  Station Flt Vildebeest - 4 IE target towing duties, Tutor - 1 IE spotting duties, Walrus - 1 IE spotting duties
Mingaladon/Rangoon (Burma) No 60 Sqn Blenheim I - 12 IE

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

Source - July 1941 SD161

[India Command | Far East Command]

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