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Middle East - December 1941


[Malta | Egypt | Western Desert | Units Forming | Palestine and Transjordan | Cyprus | Syria | Sudan and Eritrea | East Africa | Aden | Iraq Command | West Africa]

Malta

Under the operational control of HQ RAF Middle East

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Dingli No 504 AMES  
  No 242 AMES  
  No 241 AMES  
Hal Far Station HQ  
  Station Flight Magister, Swordfish, Seal, Gauntlet
  No 185 Sqn Hurricane
Kalafrana Station HQ  
  Inter-Command W/T Station  
Luqa Station HQ  
  No 40 Sqn Wellington, on detachment
  No 104 Sqn Wellington, on detachment
  No 69 Sqn Maryland
Magdalena No 502 AMES  
Takali Station HQ  
  No 126 Sqn Hurricane
  No 249 Sqn Hurricane
Ta Silch No 501 AMES  
Valetta AHQ Mediterranean  
  Base Accounts Office  
  Base Personnel Office  
  Meteorological Station  

 

Egypt - Delta Area

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Aboukir No 103 Maintenance Unit  
  RI and MU  
  Marine Section  
  No 2 Yugo-Slav Sqn Dornier Do 22
  No 205 AMES  
  No 519 AMES  
  No 515, 520 AMES  
  No 516, 258, 220, 528 AMES  
  No 230 Sqn Sunderland
  AMES Reserve  
  Mobile PAC Unit  
Abu ud Geneina No 254 AMES  
Abu Sueir No 102 Maintenance Unit  
  No 38 Air Stores Park  
  No 1 Free French Sqn  
Alexandria HQ, No 201 (General Reconnaissance) Group  
  No 18 Embarkation Office  
  Marine Section  
  No 971 (Balloon) Sqn Mk VI
  PAC Detachment  
Amiriya Station HQ  
  No 36 Air Stores Park  
  No 4 Sqn SAAF Tomahawk
  Fighter Sector Operations Room  
  No 260 AMES  
Arbil Middle East Signals School  
Almaza Aviation Meteorological Services  
Baltim No 253 AMES  
Bir el Abd No 259 AMES  
Bir Khamsa No 17 Wireless Unit, No 2 Section  
Cairo HQ RAF Middle East  
  Base Personnel Office  
  MT Repair Flight  
  HQ No 202 Group  
  HQ, No 3 Air Formation Signals & No 4 Company  
Damirtta No 204 AMES  
  Base Accounts Office  
Dekleila No 13 (Hellenic) Sqn Anson
Edcu Station HQ  
  No 213 Sqn Hurricane
  No 272 Sqn (1 Flt) Beaufighter
Fayid Station HQ  
  No 108 Sqn Wellington
  Fighter Sector Control  
Fayum Road - Kilo 17 No 108 Maintenance Unit  
  No 46 Sqn No aircraft
  Ferry Pool  
Gebel Qatrani No 221 AMES  
Heliopolis Station HQ  
  British Airways Repair Unit  
  No 267 Sqn Various
  No 2 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit Hurricane/Beaufighhter
  Meteorological Flight  
  Air Ministry W/T Station  
  No 3 Air Formation Signals, No 1 Company  
  No 50 Wireless Unit  
  Fighter Sector Operations Room  
  Standing Committee of Adjustment  
  HQ, No 206 (Maintenance) Group  
  Command Medical Board  
  Code and Cypher School  
  Aircraft Reception Party  
  Local Purchase Section  
  No 30 Sqn - detachment Hurricane
Helmieh HQ W/T Transmitting Station  
  No 6 Heavy Mobile Automatic W/T Unit  
  No 5 Heavy Mobile W/T Unit  
Hurghada No 127 Sqn No aicraft
  No 252 AMES  
  No 113 Maintenance Unit  
Helwan Station HQ  
  No 22 Medical Receiving Station  
  MT Storage Unit  
  HQ No 15 Wireless Unit & No 2 Section  
  Base Accounts Office  
  Aircraft Repair Depot  
Ikingi No 401 AMES  
Ismailia Station HQ  
  HQ No 13 Wireless Unit & No 2 Section  
  No 250 (Fighter) Wing  
  No 1 General Reconnaissance Unit Wellington
  Target Towing Flight  
  Inter-Command W/T Station  
  No 260 (Balloon) Wing  
  No 213 Sqn Hurricane
Kabrit Station HQ  
  No 70 Sqn Wellington
  No 148 Sqn Wellington
  Special Signals Flight  
Kantara No 972 (Balloon) Sqn Mk VI
Khanka No 106 Maintenance Unit  
  No 216 Sqn Bombay
Kasfareet No 107 Maintenance Unit  
  Middle East Pool  
  No 974 (Balloon) Sqn Mk VI
  Master Provision Office  
  No 252 Sqn  
  No 509 AMES  
Mairut No 274 Sqn Hurricane
  No 39 Sqn Beaufort
Masara No 101 Maintenance Unit  
Mex No 603 AMES  
Port Said No 20 Embarkation Office  
  Marine Section  
  No 973 (Balloon) Sqn Mk VI
  No 73 Sqn Hurricane
  No 975 (Balloon) Sqn Mk VI
  No 219 AMES  
  Fighter Sector Operations Room  
Port Tewfik No 19 Embarkation Office  
  No 5 S & T Column, No 5 Section  
Seagull Camp, Mex HQ, No 252 Wing  
  No 50 Wireless Unit, No 2 Field Section  
Shallufa Station HQ  
  HQ No 205 Group  
  No 37 Sqn Wellington
  No 38 Sqn Wellington
  No 13 Wireless (Observer) Unit, No 1 Section  
  No 37 Air Stores Park  
  No 57 Repair and Salvage Unit  
Shandur Station HQ  
  No 223 Sqn Maryland
  No 24 Sqn SAAF Boston III
Sidi Barakat No 505 AMES  
Tura Caves, Helwan No 111 Maintenance Unit  
Tel El Kebir No 261 AMES  
Wadi Gindali No 262 AMES  
Wadi Natrun No 251 AMES  

Western Desert

Location/Address Unit Notes
Abu Haggag No 5 S & T Column, Nos 1, 2 3 & 4 Sections  
Amiriya Area Signals Centre Nos 2 & 3  
Burgh el Arab No 54 Repair and Salvage Unit  
  No 450 Sqn RAAF Tomahawk
  No 3 Air Formation Signals, No 3 Company  
  No 32 Air Stores Park  
  No 203 Sqn Blenheim IV
  Sea Rescue Flight Wellington
Charing Cross No 51 Repair and Salvage Unit Section  
  No 53 Repair and Salvage Unit Section  
  No 121 Maintenance Unit  
El Daba No 257 AMES  
  No 12 Sqn SAAF Maryland
Fuka Area No 8 Sqn Blenheim
  Advanced GR Base, No 201 Group  
  No 55 Sqn Blenheim IV
  No 24 Sqn SAAF Boston III
  No 45 Sqn Blenheim IV
  No 274 Sqn Hurricane
  No 80 Sqn Hurricane
  No 94 Sqn Hurricane
  Strategical Reconnaissance Unit  
  No 33 Air Stores Park  
  MT Light Repair Unit  
  No 53 Repair and Salvage Unit  
  Detachment - No 223 Sqn  
  No 124 Maintenance Unit  
  No 84 Sqn (1 Flt) Blenheim IV
  No 21 Medical Receiving Station  
  No 1 Australian Ambulance Unit DH 86
  No 60 Sqn SAAF  
Gerawla No 33 Sqn Hurricane
  No 237 Sqn Hurricane
Maaten Bagush Area AHQ Western Desert  
  No 3 Wing SAAF  
  No 6 S & T Column, No 1, 2, 3 & 4 Sections  
  No 84 Sqn Blenheim IV
  No 4 Heavy Mobile W/T Unit  
  No 3 Air Formation Signals, No 2 Company  
  Nucleus Group  
  No 1 Sqn SAAF Hurricane
  No 113 Sqn Blenheim IV
  No 14 Sqn Blenheim IV
  No 11 Sqn Blenheim IV
  No 260 Sqn Hurricane
  No 39 Sqn Beaufort
Mersa Matruh Station HQ  
  No 216 AMES  
  No 31 ASP Advanced Section  
  No 33 ASP Advanced Section  
Qasaba No 31 Air Stores Park  
  No 451 Sqn RAAF Forming
  No 51 Repair and Salvage Unit  
  No 2 Armoured Car Company  
Quotafiya Advanced HQ, No 205 Group  
  No 21 Sqn SAAF Maryland
Sidi Barrani HQ and 1 Section, No 17 WU  
  No 238 Sqn Hurricane
  No 263 AMES  
  No 510 AMES  
  HQ, No 258 Wing  
  HQ, No 253 Wing  
  No 14 Wireless Unit, No 2 Section  
  No 50 Wireless Unit, No 1 Field Section  
  PAC Detachment  
  Nos 3 & 4 RAF Arm W/T Units  
Sidi Heneish Area No 2 Sqn SAAF Tomahawk
  No 3 Sqn SAAF Tomahawk
  No 112 Sqn Tomahawk
  No 250 Sqn Tomahawk
  No 229 Sqn Hurricane
  No 30 Sqn Hurricane
  RN Fighter Sqn Hurricane
  No 262 Wing  
  No 269 Wing  
Tobruk (Cyrenica) No 25 Embarkation Office  
  No 235 AMES  
  RAF Liaison Section  
Wadi Natrun Area BLGs Signals Centre No 1  
  Aircraft Replacement Pool  
  No 1 Delivery Unit  

Units Forming in Middle East Command

Location/Address Unit Notes
Not known No 89 Sqn Beaufighter - 16 IE
Not known No 251 Sqn Beaufighter - 16 IE
Not known No 147 Sqn Lodestar - 16 IE
Carthago No 72 Operational Training Unit  
Summit RAF Station HQ  
Sheik Othman No 73 Operational Training Unit  
Basrah No 118 Maintenance Unit  
Shaibah No 119 Maintenance Unit  
Not known No 35 Air Stores Park  
Not known Nos 56, 58 & 59 RSUs  
Not known Nos 976, 977 & 978 (Balloon) Sqns  
Not known Nos 39 & 40 Air Stores Park  
Not known Nos 60 & 61 RSUs  
Not known Nos 7, 8 & 9 S and T Columns  
Not known Nos 23 & 24 Medical Receiving Stations  
Not known No 125 & 126 Maintenance Units  
Not known Nos 266, 267 & 268 Wings  
Not known Nos 16 & 17 PAC Units  
Not known No 115 Maintenance Unit  
Not known No 114 Maintenance Unit  

Palestine and Transjordan

Under the operational control of HQ RAF Middle East

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Amman Station HQ  
  Aircraft Recognition Party  
  Yugo-Slav Air Force Personnel  
Aqir Station HQ  
  No 123 Maintenance Unit  
  No 208 Sqn Hurricane/Lysander
  PAC Detachment  
  No 335 (Hellenic) Sqn  
  No 74 (Army Co-operation) OTU  
Gaza Station HQ  
  No 34 Air Stores Park  
  No 55 Repair and Salvage Unit  
  Greek Unit  
  PAC Detachment  
Haifa Station HQ  
  No 261 Sqn (1 Flt) Hurricane/Gladiator
  No 236 AMES  
  No 503 AMES  
  No 508 AMES  
  No 34 Embarkation Office  
  Fighter Sector Operations Room  
Jerusalem HQ Palestine & Transjordan  
  Intelligence Bureau  
  "Y" Air Formation Signals  
Lydda Station HQ  
  Communication Flight Proctor, Magister
Ramleh Station HQ  
  MT Repair Section  
  Meteorological Flight 3 IE
Tel Aviv RAF Rest Camp  
  Air Raid Report Centre  

Cyprus

Under the operational control of HQ Palestine and Transjordan

 

Location/Address Unit Notes
Farmagusta No 43 Embarkation Office  
Limmassol Air Stores Park  
  No 255 AMES  
  No 15 WOU, No 1 Section  
Myrtou No 218 AMES  
Nicosia No 259 Wing  
  Air and Salvage Section  
  Fighter Sector Operations Room  
  Meteorological Station  

Syria

Under the operational control of HQ Palestine and Transjordan

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Beirut No 263 Wing  
  Advanced HQ Palestine and Transjordan  
  No 287 AMES  
  HQ No 14 WOU & No 1 Section  
  Fighter Sector Operations Room  
Damascus Free French Flight Blenheim IV
Palmyra 'X' Flight Gladiators
Tripoli Fighter Sector Operations Room  

Sudan and Eritrea

Under the operational control of HQ RAF Middle East

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Asmara Station HQ  
  No 47 Sqn Wellesley
Carthago No 211 Sqn Blenheim IV
Geraif West No 104 Maintenance Unit  
Gordon's Tree No 71 Operational Training Unit  
Khartoum Station HQ  
  HQ No 203 Group  
  No 117 Sqn Hudson, Bombay, Proctor, Wellesley, Valentia
  No 122 Maintenance Unit  
  Advance Repair Depot  
  Meteorological Flight 3 Gladiators
Kufra No 6 Sqn detachment  
Port Sudan No 23 Embarkation Office  
  No 52 Repair and Salvage Unit  
  W/T Station  
  No 117 Maintenance Unit  
Wadi Halfa No 6 Sqn Hurricane, Lysander, Gladiator
Wadi Gazouza No 109 Maintenance Unit  
Massawa Port Depot Detachment  

East Africa

Under the operational control of HQ RAF Middle East

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Addis Ababa No 41 Sqn SAAF Hartebeeste
  No 18 Air Depot  
Alomata No 2 Wing HQ  
  Station Maintenance Flight  
Ciscias No 25 Flight SAAF Ju 86
  No 3 Sqn SAAF detachment  
Dar-es-Salaam Station HQ Anson - 6 IE
  No 34 Flight SAAF detachment Anson
  Communication Flight Detachment  
Eastleigh Station HQ  
Gigil Kenya Pool  
Mogadishu SAAF Station Battle - Detachment
  No 18 Air Depot Detachment  
Mombasa Station HQ  
  No 34 Flight SAAF detachment Anson
  No 15 Embarkation Office  
Nairobi Air HQ East Africa  
  Station HQ  
  Communication Flight  
  No 51 Flight SAAF Ju-52
  No 105 Maintenance Unit  
  SAAF Reception Depot  
Nakuru No 70 (Medium Bomber) Operational Training Unit  
  Pilots' Pool  
Nanyuki No 3 Sqn SAAF Mohawk

Aden Command

Under the operational control of HQ RAF Middle East

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Aman Khal No 240 AMES  
Khormaksar Station HQ  
  No 8 Sqn Blenheim IV
  Station Flihgt  
  Marine Section  
Ras Marshag No 506 AMES  
Sheikh O'thman Station HQ  
  Casualty Clearing Station  
Steamer Point Air HQ, Aden  
  Equipment and Supply Depot  
  Armoured Car 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  

Iraq Command

Under the operational control of HQ RAF Middle East

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Basrah Station HQ  
  Marine Craft Section  
  No 42 Embarkation Office  
  No 264 AMES  
  Base Area HQ  
Baghdad Combined Intelligence Centre  
Banadin No 256 AMES  
Habbaniya Air HQ British Forces, Iraq  
  Station HQ  
  Communication Flight  
  Aircraft Depot  
  Supplies Depot  
  Meteorological Station  
  RAF General Hospital  
  No 1 Armoured Car Company 2 Sections
  No 52 Sqn Audax
  No 31 Sqn Valentia
  No 84 Sqn Blenheim I
  No 2 Armoured Car Company  
Mosul Station HQ  
  No 1 Armoured Car Company 2 Sections
  No 16 Wireless (Observer) Unit  
  Meteorological Station  
  No 261 Sqn Hurricane/Gladiator
  Wing HQ  
Shaibah Station HQ  
  No 244 Sqn Vincent
  Meteorological Station  
  Base Personnel Office  
  No 264 AMES  
Sadaira No 110 Maintenance Unit  
Iraq Levies
8 Companies

Source - December 1941 SD161

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

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