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Middle East - July 1941


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

Malta

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Dingli No 504 AMES  
  No 242 AMES  
  No 241 AMES  
Hal Far Station HQ  
  Station Flight Magister (3 IE), Swordfish (1 IE), Seal (1 IE), Gauntlet (1 IE)
  No 185 Sqn Hurricane - 16 IE
Kalafrana Station HQ  
  Inter-Command W/T Station  
Luqa Station HQ  
  No 69 Sqn Maryland - 7 IE
Magdalena No 502 AMES  
Rabat No 409 AMES  
Takali Station HQ  
  No 261 Sqn Hurricane 16 IE
  No 252 Sqn (on detachment) Beaufighter
Te Salvatur D/F Station  
Ta Silch No 501 AMES  
Valetta AHQ Malta  
  Base Accounts Office  
  Base Personnel Office  
  Meteorological Station  

Egypt

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Aboukir No 103 Maintenance Unit  
  No 205 AMES  
  No 218 AMES  
  No 505 AMES  
  No 515 AMES  
  No 516 AMES  
  No 244 AMES  
  No 33 Air Stores Park  
  No 53 Repair and Salvage Unit  
  No 4 Heavy Mobile W/T Unit  
  No 451 Sqn RAAF Forming
  No 6 Heavy Mobile W/T Unit  
  Yugo-Slav Flight  
Abu Sueir No 102 Maintenance Unit  
  Navigation Training Flight Anson - 7 IE
  Target Towing Flight Gordon - 6 IE
  No 13 Wireless (Observer) Unit, No 2 Section  
  No 14 Wireless (Observer) Unit  
  No 450 Sqn RAAF Tomahawk, forming - 16 IE
Abu Haggag No 5 S & T Column, No 4 Section  
Alexandria No 201 (General Reconnaissance) Group  
  No 101 Wing  
  Embarkation Office  
  No 228 Sqn Sunderland - 6 IE
  No 230 Sqn Sunderland - 6 IE
  No 971 (Balloon) Sqn VLA - 45 IE
  PAC Unit  
Amiriya Station HQ  
  No 30 Sqn Blenheim IV - 16 IE
  No 113 Sqn Blenheim IV - 16 IE
  No 1 Sqn SAAF Hurricane - 16 IE
  Swordfish Flight  
Burgh el Arab No 51 Repair and Salvage Unit  
  No 31 Air Stores Park  
  No 5 Heavy Mobile W/T Unit Also shown at Maaten Bagush
  No 14 Sqn Blenheim IV - 20 IE
Bir el Abd No 259 AMES  
Baltim No 253 AMES  
Cairo HQ RAF Middle East  
  Base Accounts Office  
  Base Personnel Office  
  MT Repair Flight  
  HQ No 202 Group  
Damirtta No 204 AMES  
  No 402 AMES  
Edcu Station HQ  
  No 33 Sqn Hurricane - 16 IE also shown at Heliopolis
  No 272 Sqn Beaufighter (on detachment)
El Daba No 257 AMES  
El Firdan Aircraft Storage Unit  
El Arish No 406 AMES  
  No 254 AMES  
  No 17 Wireless (Observer) Unit, No 2 Section  
El Gubbi No 219 AMES  
Fayid Station HQ  
  No 112 Sqn Tomahawk - 16 IE
  No 2 Sqn SAAF Tomahawk - re-arming
Fuka No 38 Sqn Wellington - 20 IE
  No 70 Sqn Wellington - 20 IE
  Detachment - No 148 Sqn  
  Advanced Section, No 51 RSU  
  No 24 Sqn SAAF Maryland - 1 Flight
Fuka North No 45 Sqn Blenheim IV - 20 IE
Gebel Quantrani No 403 AMES  
  No 221 AMES  
Gerawla No 274 Sqn Hurricane - 16 IE
Heliopolis Station HQ  
  No 267 Sqn Various
  No 216 Sqn Wellington - 20 IE re-arming
  No 2 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit Maryland - 6 IE
  Instrument Repair Flight 3rd Section attached to No 52 RSU
  Meteorological Station  
  Meteorological Flight  
  No 33 Sqn Hurricane - 16 IE also shown at Edcu
  No 3 Air Formations (Army) Signals  
  Free French Communication Flight  
Helwan Station HQ  
  No 21 Medical Receiving Station  
  No 101 Maintenance Unit  
  MT Storage Unit  
  No 6 S & T Column, Nos 3 & 4 Sections  
  HQ No 17 Wireless (Observer) Unit  
  No 5 S & T Column, Nos 1, 2 & 3 Sections  
Ismailia Station HQ  
  Meteorological Station  
  No 17 Wireless (Observer) Unit, No 2 Section Also shown at El Arish
  Inter-Command W/T Station  
  No 70 Operation Training Unit (Medium Bomber) Various
  No 71 Operation Training Unit (Fighter) Various
  No 405 AMES  
  No 94 Sqn Hurricane - 16 IE, re-arming (Gladiator detachment in Iraq)
  PAC Unit  
Ikingi Maryut No 401 AMES  
Lake Maryut No 250 Sqn Tomahawk - 16 IE
Kabrit Station HQ  
  No 148 Sqn Wellington - 20 IE
  No 1 General Reconnaissance Unit Wellington - 3 aircraft
Kasfareet No 107 Maintenance Unit  
  Middle East Pool  
  No 255 AMES  
  No 256 AMES  
  No 258 AMES  
  No 261 AMES  
  No 262 AMES  
  No 263 AMES  
  No 264 AMES  
  No 510 AMES  
  No 509 AMES  
  No 287 AMES  
  No 260 AMES  
Maaten Bagush No 204 Group  
  No 55 Sqn Blenheim IV - 20 IE
  Detachment of No 39 Sqn  
  Anti-Aircraft Park (Middle East)  
  No 5 Heavy Mobile W/T Station Also shown at Burg el Arab
  No 17 Wireless (Observer) Unit, No 1 Section  
  No 253 Wing  
Mersa Matruh No 216 AMES  
Mex No 603 AMES  
Port Said Embarkation Office  
  High Speed Launch No 110 Administered by No 102 MU
  No 973 (Balloon) Sqn VLA - 15 IE
Port Tewfik Embarkation Office  
Quasaba No 6 Sqn Hurricane - 12 IE, 1 Flight at Aqir
Shafrakana No 252 (Fighter) Wing  
Sidi Heneish No 73 Sqn Hurricane - 16 IE
  No 1 Sqn SAAF Hurricane - 1 Flight
RAF Station Shallufa Station HQ  
  No 37 Sqn Wellington - 20 IE
  No 13 Wireless (Observer) Unit, No 1 Section  
Shallufa Canal Station No 972 (Balloon) Sqn VLA - 15 IE
RAF Station Shandur Station HQ  
  No 24 Sqn SAAF Maryland - 16 IE
  No 12 Sqn SAAF Maryland - 16 IE
  No 223 Sqn Maryland - 16 IE
Sollum Detachment, No 31 Air Stores Park  
Tobruk (Cyrenica) Embarkation Office  
  No 235 AMES  
  RAF Liaison Section  
Wadi Natrum No 404 AMES  
  No 251 AMES  
  No 39 Sqn Maryland - 16 IE
Not yet known No 46 Sqn Hurricane - 16 IE
Not yet known No 238 Sqn Hurricane - 16 IE
Not yet known No 260 Sqn Hurricane - 16 IE
Not yet known No 213 Sqn Hurricane - 16 IE
Not yet known No 229 Sqn Hurricane - 16 IE
Not yet known No 249 Sqn Hurricane - 16 IE
Not yet known No 1 Australian Ambulance Unit DH 86 - 2
Not yet known No 89 Sqn not known
Not yet known No 251 Sqn not known

Sudan and Eritrea

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Agordat No 22 Medical Reserve  
  Advanced HQ, No 254 (Bomber) Wing  
Asmara Station HQ  
  Detachment, No 47 Sqn Wellesley
Carthago No 47 Sqn Wellesley - 12 IE, Maryland - 16 IE
Gordon's Tree Station HQ  
  Free French Flight Blenheim - 6 IE
Kassala No 52 Repair and Salvage Unit  
Khartoum Station HQ  
  HQ No 203 Group  
  No 104 Maintenance Unit  
  No 117 Sqn Hudson - 6 IE, Bombay - 6 IE, Proctor - 2 IE, Wellesley - 2 IE, Valentia - 1 IE
Port Sudan Station HQ  
  Embarkation Office  
  W/T Station  
Wadi Halfa Staging Post  
  No 237 Sqn Lysander - 12 IE, Hardy - 4 IE to re-arm with Hurricanes
Wadi Gazouza No 211 Sqn Blenheim IV - 16 IE

East Africa

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Addis Ababa No 2 Wing HQ  
  HQ, No 3 Sqn SAAF Hurricane - 12 IE 'A' & 'Y' Flights
  No 16 Sqn SAAF Ju 86 Aircraft ex No 12 Sqn SAAF
  No 41 Sqn SAAF Hartebeeste - 12 IE
  No 105 Maintenance Unit  
Algate No 41 Sqn SAAF Hartebeeste - 'C' Flight
  No 21 Sqn SAAF Battle - Detachment
  No 3 Sqn SAAF Hurricane - 'B' Flight
Dessie Advanced Support Flight  
Dar-es-Salaam No 34 Flight SAAF Anson - 6 IE
  Air Defence Unit  
Dalle No 40 Sqn SAAF 'C' Flight
Diredawa No 2 Wing Detachment  
  No 3 Sqn SAAF Hurricane - 'C' Flight
Eastleigh Station HQ  
  Repair Depot  
  Operational Training Unit SAAF Temporary Formation
Jiggiga Advanced Air HQ  
Mombassa Station HQ SAAF  
  Embarkation Office  
  RAF Depot  
  No 34 Flight SAAF Detachment
  No 408 AMES  
Mogadishu No 21 Sqn SAAF Battle - Detachment
Moggio No 21 Sqn SAAF Battle - To re-arm with Marylands - 16 IE
Nairobi Air HQ East Africa  
  Station HQ  
  RAF Depot  
  No 60 Sqn SAAF Anson - 2 IE, Double Eagle - 1 IE
  Communication Flt  
Nakuru Station HQ  
  Pilots' Pool  
Puyliso No 41 Sqn SAAF Hartebeeste - 'A' Flight
Soddu Advanced HQ, No 2 Wing  
Yavello HQ, No 40 Sqn SAAF Hartebeeste - 12 IE, 'A' & 'B' Flight
Note: No 40 Sqn SAAF on re-equipment with Marylands (16 IE) will be renumbered No 19 Sqn SAAF.  No 41 Sqn SAAF to be No 20 Sqn on re-equipment with Marylands

West Africa

 
Location Unit Notes
Bathurst AM W/T Station  
  Refuelling Depot  
  No 200 Sqn Hudson - 6 IE (1 Flight), administered by Coastal Command
Fura Bay No 95 Sqn Sunderland - 6 IE, administered by Coastal Command
Freetown Embarkation Office  
  W/T Station  
  No 410 AMES  
Lagos Embarkation Office Forming
Takoradi RAF Station  
  Embarkation Office  

Palestine and Transjordan

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Amman Station HQ  
  No 94 Sqn Gladiators, detachment - see Ismailia
  Meteorological Station  
Aqir Station HQ  
  No 6 Sqn Lysanders - to re-arm on Hurricanes, HQ & 1 Flight
  No 80 Sqn Re-arming
  No 11 Sqn Blenheim IV - 16 IE
  No 123 Maintenance Unit  
Gaza No 208 Sqn Hurricane - 12 IE
  No 32 Air Stores Park  
  No 54 Repair and Salvage Unit  
Haifa Station HQ  
  No 407 AMES  
  No 236 AMES  
  No 503 AMES  
Jerusalem HQ Palestine & Transjordan  
Lydda Station Flight Proctor - 4 IE, Magister - 1 IE
  No 3 Sqn RAAF Tomahawk - 16 IE
  PAC Detachment  
Ramleh Station HQ  
  Meteorological Station  
Cyprus No 208 Sqn Detachment
  No 3 Sqn RAAF Detachment

 

Iraq Command

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Basrah Station HQ  
  Base Supply and Transport Depot  
Diwaniyah Meteorological Station  
  No 16 Wireless (Observer) Unit  
Habbaniya Air HQ - Iraq  
  Station HQ  
  Communication Flight  
  Aircraft Depot  
  Supplies Depot  
  Meteorological Station  
  RAF General Hospital  
  No 1 Armoured Car Company 3 Sections
  No 70 Sqn Wellington, detachment
  No 203 Sqn Blenheim IV - 14 IE
  No 2 Armoured Car Company  
Mosul    
  No 84 Sqn Blenheim IV - 14 IE
Shaibah Station HQ  
  No 244 Sqn Vincent - 12 IE
  Meteorological Station  
  No 1 Armoured Car Company 1 Section
Iraq Levies
Habbaniya Battalion and Wing HQ  
  6 Companies - Iraq Levies  
Basrah 1 Company - Iraq Levies  
Shaibah 1 Company - Iraq Levies  

Aden Command

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Aman Khal No 240 AMES  
Khormaksar Station HQ  
  No 8 Sqn Blenheim IV - 16 IE
Ras Marshag No 506 AMES  
Sheikh O'thman Station HQ  
  Inter Command W/T Station  
Steamer Point Air HQ, Aden  
  Equipment and Supply Depot  
  Armoured Car and Marine Craft Section  
  RAF Hospital  
Army Units
Sheikh O'thman Infantry Wing  
  Anti-Aircraft Wing  
Crater Ordnance Depot, RAOC  
Army Levies
Sheikh O'thman HQ Aden Protectorate Levies  

Source - July 1941 SD161

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

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