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Middle East Command - January 1943


[Egypt | Palestine & Transjordan | Cyprus | Syria | Sudan | East Africa | Aden | Iraq & Persia | Malta]

Egypt

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF General Hospital (Egypt) Abassia  
No 3 RAF Section, Signals Experimental and Research Group Abassia  
RAF Station Aboukir    
No 103 Maintenance Unit RAF Aboukir  
No 230 Sqn RAF Aboukir Sunderland
No 205 AMES RAF Aboukir  
No 4609 (Works) Flt RAF Aboukir  
No 24 Personnel Transit Camp RAF Aboukir  
No 508 AMES RAF Aboukir  
RAF Station Abu Sueir    
No 4605 (Works) Flt RAF Abu Sueir  
Salvage Equipment Section RAF Abu Sueir  
No 2 Aircraft Delivery Unit (ME) RAF Abu Sueir  
No 3 Decoy and Deception Section RAF Abu Sueir  
No 4 Decoy and Deception Section RAF Abu Sueir  
No 89 Sqn RAF Abu Sueir Beaufighter
No 128 Maintenance Unit RAF Abu Sultan  
No 601 AMES Abu Zenima  
No 40 Air Stores Park Agedabia  
No 9 Field Unit Agami  
HQ No 201 (Naval Co-operation) Group Alexandria  
No 18 Embarkation Unit Alexandria  
Marine Craft Unit Alexandria  
No 971 Sqn Alexandria Mark VI
No 581 Wing Alexandria  
Naval Co-operation Ground Training Centre Alexandria  
No 1 (ME) MT Repair Section Alexandria  
No 2 Company, No 3 Air Formation Signals Alexandria  
Carrier Pigeon Service Unit Alexandria  
No 230 Sqn - Detachment Alexandria  
Tomahawk House Alexandria  
Blenheim House Alexandria  
No 604 AMES Ali Awad  
Aviation Meteorological Services Almaza  
No 51 MT Company Almaza  
No 22 Personnel Transit Camp Almaza  
AMES Reserve Pool Detachment Almaza  
School of Hygiene Almaza  
SAAF Base Depot Almaza  
No 1411 (Meteorological) Flt Almaza Gladiator
No 52 MT Company Almaza  
No 1 Mobile Sanitary Unit Almaza  
RAF Station Amriya (LG29)    
No 2 (Middle East) Signals Centre Amriya Area  
No 4 Air Formation Signals (No 1 Sqn) Amriya Area  
No 211 Group Antelat  
No 239 Wing Antelat  
No 2 (SAAF) Sqn Antelat Kittyhawk
No 4 (SAAF) Sqn Antelat Kittyhawk
No 5 (SAAF) Sqn Antelat Tomahawk
No 112 Sqn Antelat Kittyhawk
No 250 Sqn Antelat Kittyhawk
No 260 Sqn Antelat Kittyhawk
No 3 Sqn RAAF Antelat Kittyhawk
No 450 Sqn RAAF Antelat Kittyhawk
No 1 (Middle East) Training School Ballah  
No 977 Sqn Ballah Mk VI Balloon
No 253 AMES Baltim  
No 233 Wing Advanced HQ Belandah  
No 515 AMES Benghazi  
No 607 AMES Benghazi  
No 2 (ME) MT Light Repair Unit Benghazi  
Advanced Salvage Unit Benghazi  
No 53 Embarkation Unit - Detachment Benghazi  
No 21 Medical Receiving Station Benghazi  
No 22 Medical Receiving Station Benghazi  
No 53 Repair and Salvage Unit Benghazi  
No 33 Sqn RAF Benina Hurricane
No 6 Heavy Mobile W/T Unit RAF Benina  
No 285 Wing RAF Benina  
No 2 PRU - Detachment RAF Benina  
Communication Unit, Western Desert RAF Benina  
No 1 Australian Air Ambulance Unit RAF Benina  
Air Transport Centre, Advanced Base RAF Benina  
No 60 (SAAF) Sqn RAF Benina Maryland
No 51 Refuelling & Re-arming Party RAF Benina  
No 54 Refuelling & Re-arming Party Berka  
No 2 Mobile Servicing Unit (Temporary) Berka  
No 117 (Transport) Sqn Bilbeis Hudson
No 162 Sqn Bilbeis Wellington/Blenheim
No 267 Sqn Bilbeis Hudson
No 259 AMES Bir El Abd  
No 3 Engine Repair Section Boulac  
No 4 Engine Repair Section Boulac  
No 3 Sqn, No 4 Air Formation Signals Burg El Arab  
No 5 Heavy Mobile W/T Unit Burg El Arab  
No 136 Maintenance Unit (AAD) Burg El Arab  
No 33 Wireless Unit Burg El Arab  
No 602 AMES Bu Amud  
HQ RAF Middle East Cairo  
Base Personnel Office Cairo  
AHQ Egypt Cairo  
HQ No 3 Air Formation Signals Cairo  
No 4 Company, No 3 Air Formation Signals Cairo  
No 4 Air Formation Postal Unit Cairo  
No 5051 (Works) Sqn HQ Cairo  
Film Production Unit Cairo  
No 249 Wing (c/o HQ ME) (Nucleus) Cairo  
Air Publications Unit Cairo  
Aircraft Delivery Unit (ME) Cairo  
Hurricane House Cairo  
Wellington House Cairo  
No 535 AMES Cairo  
No 278 AMES Derna  
No 204 AMES Damietta  
No 842 AMES Damietta  
No 605 AMES Damietta  
No 2 Field Unit Dekheila  
No 55 Repair and Salvage Unit RAF El Adem Detachment? also shown at Ramat David
No 216 Group Advanced HQ RAF El Adem  
No 117 (Transport) Sqn - Detachment RAF El Adem Hudson
No 216 Sqn - Detachment RAF El Adem Bombay
No 267 Sqn - Detachment RAF El Adem Hudson
RAF Station Edcu/Edku    
No 252 Sqn RAF Edcu Beaufighter (Coastal)
No 272 Sqn RAF Edcu Beaufighter (Coastal)
No 46 Sqn RAF Edcu Beaufighter (Coastal)
No 417 Sqn RCAF RAF Edcu Hurricane
No 89 Sqn - Detachment RAF Edcu  
No 112 Maintenance Unit El Agrud  
No 205 Group El Daba  
No 880 AMES El Daba  
No 122 Maintenance Unit (AAP) El Daba  
No 37 Air Stores Park El Daba  
No 257 AMES El Daba  
No 11 S & T Column El Daba  
No 526 AMES El Alamein Area  
No 239 AMES El Arish  
No 17 Sector Operations Room El Arish  
No 5 (ME) Aircraft Repair Unit (Sub-Section) El Firdan  
No 26 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit El Firdan  
Care & Maintenance Party El Rus  
No 49 Wireless Unit El Rus  
No 55 Embarkation Unit Fanara  
HQ No 5 (ME) Aircraft Repair Unit Fayid  
No 36 Air Stores Park Fayid  
No 14 Sqn Fayid Marauder
No 7 Engine Repair Section Fayid  
No 4615 Works Flight Fayid  
No 214 AMES Fayoum Road/Kilo 11  
No 232 AMES Gebel Hamei  
No 24 MRS Gerawla  
No 221 AMES Gabal Qatrani  
No 250 Wing Detachment Gharib  
No 247 Wing Rear HQ Gianaclis  
No 32 Air Stores Park Gianaclis  
No 54 Repair and Salvage Unit Gianaclis  
No 221 Sqn - Detachment Gianaclis Wellington VIII
No 16 Decoy and Deception Section Gianaclis  
No 1 GRU Detachment Gianaclis  
No 459 Sqn RAAF Gianaclis Hudson III
No 845 AMES Gambut  
Rear HQ, AHQ Western Desert Gazala  
No 25 Personnel Transit Centre Gazala  
No 211 Group Advanced HQ Haseiat  
No 244 Group Advanced HQ Haseiat  
Staging Post Hamata  
RAF Station Heliopolis    
HQ No 206 Group RAF Heliopolis  
HQ No 216 (Transport & Ferry) Group RAF Heliopolis  
Command Medical Board RAF Heliopolis  
Code and Cypher School RAF Heliopolis  
British Airways Repair Section RAF Heliopolis  
No 22 Sector Operations Room RAF Heliopolis  
Middle East Interpretation Unit RAF Heliopolis  
No 173 Sqn   Various
No 5 Company, No 3 Air Formation Signals RAF Heliopolis  
Fighter Controllers Training School RAF Heliopolis  
No 417 Sqn - Detachment RAF Heliopolis  
No 17 Decoy and Deception Section RAF Heliopolis  
Mobile Wellington Repair Unit (WA) RAF Heliopolis  
No 4616 (Works) Flight RAF Heliopolis  
HQ W/T Transmitting Station Helmieh  
RAF Station Helwan    
No 23 Personnel Transit Camp RAF Helwan  
No 5053 Works Sqn c/o No 23 PTC RAF Helwan  
Base Salvage Section RAF Helwan  
MT Base Pool RAF Helwan  
Engine Test Section RAF Helwan  
Component Repair Section RAF Helwan  
No 1 (ME) Aircraft Repair Unit RAF Helwan  
No 2 (ME) Aircraft Repair Unit RAF Helwan  
RAF Camouflage Development Section RAF Helwan  
RAF Signals Section, No 10 AASC RAF Helwan  
School of Cookery RAF Helwan  
Middle East Signals School RAF Helwan  
Nos 18, 19, 20 & 21 D and D Sections RAF Helwan  
No 25 Medical Receiving Station c/o No 23 PTC RAF Helwan  
No 58 Refuelling and Re-arming Party c/o No 23 PTC RAF Helwan  
No 4603 (Works) Flight RAF Helwan  
No 4608 (Works) Flight RAF Helwan  
No 4602 (Works) Flight RAF Helwan  
No 252 AMES Hurghada  
No 113 Maintenance Unit Hurghada  
No 15 Sector Operations Room Hurghada  
No 401 AMES Ikingi-Mariut  
RAF Station Ismailia    
No 242 Wing RAF Ismailia  
No 250 Wing RAF Ismailia  
No 260 (Balloon) Wing RAF Ismailia  
Inter-Command W/T Station RAF Ismailia  
No 3 Air Formation Signals, No 3 Company RAF Ismailia  
No 1 Technical School (American Aircraft) RAF Ismailia  
No 1 General Reconnaissance Unit RAF Ismailia Wellington
No 4604 (Works) Flight RAF Helwan  
No 3 (ME) Aircraft Repair Unit RAF Ismailia  
Middle East Filter Training School RAF Ismailia  
No 405 AMES RAF Ismailia  
No 2 Flying Control Station (Mobile Type III) Kabrit  
No 4 (Middle East) Training School Kabrit  
RAF Signals Component Kabrit  
Telecommunications Centre Kafr El Farouk  
No 6 Heavy Mobile Automatic W/T Unit Kafr El Farouk  
No 9 Heavy Mobile W/T Unit Kafr El Farouk  
No 1, 3, 4, 5 & 6 General W/T Fitting Parties Kafr El Farouk  
No 107 Maintenance Unit Kasfareet  
No 509 AMES Kasfareet  
No 21 Personnel Transit Centre Kasfareet  
No 976 Sqn Kasfareet Mk VI Balloon
No 1 (ME) Aircrew Reception Centre c/o 21 PTC Kasfareet  
No 4606 (Works) Flight Kasfareet  
No 1 Air Stores Park Kasfareet  
No 3 Air Stores Park Kasfareet  
No 4 Air Stores Park Kasfareet  
No 2 Anti-Malarial Control Unit c/o 21 PTC Kasfareet  
No 1 Wireless Unit c/o 21 PTC Kasfareet  
No 4614 (Works) Flight Kasfareet  
No 106 Maintenance Unit Khanka  
Master Provision Office Khanka  
No 38 Air Stores Park (Nucleus) Khanka  
No 140 Maintenance Unit Khataba  
No 14 Wireless Unit Kilo 31  
No 2 Bomber Group Maintenance Com Lete  
No 6 S & T Column Lete  
No 1437 (Strategic Reconnaissance) Flight LG 7 Baltimore
No 42 Wireless Unit LG 8  
No 234 Wing LG 8  
No 1 Repair and Salvage Unit LG 12  
No 335 (Hellenic) Sqn LG 13 Hurricane
No 3 (ME) MT Light Repair Unit LG 14  
Rear Transport Centre LG 14  
No 127 Sqn LG 20 Hurricane
No 205 Group Communication Flight LG 20  
No 208 Sqn LG 28 Hurricane/Tomahawk
Sea Rescue Flt LG 39  
No 232 Wing LG 86  
No 55 Sqn LG 86 Baltimore
No 223 Sqn LG 86 Baltimore
No 2 Armoured Car Company LG 91  
No 21 (SAAF) Sqn LG 98 Baltimore
No 3 (SAAF) Wing LG 99  
No 12 (SAAF) Sqn LG 99 Boston III
No 3 Repair and Salvage Unit LG 100  
No 2 (ME) MT Light Repair Unit - Detachment LG 100  
No 37 Sqn LG 104 Wellington
No 70 Sqn LG 104 Wellington
No 61 Repair and Salvage Unit LG 106  
No 59 Refuelling and Re-arming Party LG 106  
No 57 Refuelling & Re-arming Party LG 106  
No 40 Air Stores Park - Detachment LG 139  
No 231 Wing LG 140  
No 235 Wing LG 143  
No 14 Sqn - Detachment LG 143  
No 608 AMES LG 147  
No 80 Sqn LG 147 Hurricane
No 7 (South African) Wing LG 147  
No 59 Repair and Salvage Unit LG 149  
Communication Unit, Western Desert - Advanced Section LG 150  
No 2 Repair and Salvage Unit LG 150  
No 53 Repair and Salvage Unit (Detachment?) LG 152  
No 236 Wing LG 167  
No 148 Sqn Advance Party LG 167  
No 9 S & T Column LG 167  
No 148 Sqn LG 167 Wellington
No 462 Sqn RAAF LG 167 Halifax
No 203 Sqn - Detachment? LG 168 Blenheim IV
No 6 Sqn LG 172 Hurricane IID
No 58 Repair and Salvage Unit LG 207  
No 1 Aircraft Replacement Pool LG 209  
No 5 (ME) Aircraft Repair Unit (Sub-Section) LG 211  
No 458 Sqn RAAF LG 211 Wellington ASV/TB
No 178 Sqn LG 211 Halifax
No 2 Aircraft Replacement Pool LG 213  
No 135 Maintenance Unit LG 214  
No 3 Middle East Signals Centre LG 219  
No 132 Maintenance Unit LG 219  
No 2 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit LG 219 Spitfire (PR)
No 108 Maintenance Unit LG 222 Less section at Wadi Sharia
No 5 Decoy & Deception Section LG 222  
No 6 Decoy & Deception Section LG 222  
No 134 Sqn c/o No 108 MU LG 222 Spitfire
No 1 ME Ferry Control LG 224  
Staging Post LG 224  
British Airways Reception Flight LG 224  
No 216 Sqn LG 224 Bombay/Hudson
No 4610 Works Flight LG 224  
No 203 Sqn LG 227 Blenheim IV
No 13 (Hellenic) Sqn LG 227 Blenheim
No 58 Refuelling and Re-arming Party LG 227  
No 14 Sqn - Detachment LG 227 Wellesley Flight
No 245 Wing (Cadre) LG 237  
No 36 Air Stores Park Advance Section LG 237  
No 846 AMES LG 237  
No 238 Wing LG 237  
No 40 Sqn LG 237 Wellington
No 104 Sqn LG 237 Wellington
No 108 Sqn LG 237 Wellington
RAF Station Luxor    
Staging Post RAF Luxor  
No 2 (ME) MT Light Repair Unit - Detachment Magrun  
Advanced Salvage Unit - Detachment Magrun  
No 15 (South African) Sqn Mariut Blenheim V
No 201 Group Communication Flight Mariut  
No 831 AMES Mariut  
No 5 Engine Repair Section Mansourah  
No 212 Group Martuba  
No 24 (SAAF) Sqn Martuba Boston III
No 73 Sqn Martuba Hurricane
No 522 AMES Martuba  
No 609 AMES Martuba  
No 274 Sqn Martuba Hurricane
No 213 Sqn Martuba Hurricane
No 238 Sqn Martuba Hurricane
No 243 Wing Martuba  
No 33 Air Stores Park Martuba  
No 101 Maintenance Unit Masara  
No 52 Refuelling and Re-arming Party Mechili  
No 244 Wing Msus  
No 1 (SAAF) Sqn Msus Spitfire
No 92 Sqn Msus Spitfire
No 145 Sqn Msus Spitfire
No 601 Sqn Msus Spitfire
No 40 Air Stores Park - Detachment Msus  
No 510 AMES Msus  
No 252 Wing Mex  
No 603 AMES Mex  
No 1 Middle East Signals Centre Mex  
RAF Station Mersa Matruh    
No 235 Wing - Detachment RAF Mersa Matruh  
Sea Rescue Flight - Detachment RAF Mersa Matruh  
No 60 Refuelling & Re-arming Party RAF Mersa Matruh  
No 4 Heavy Mobile W/T Unit RAF Mersa Matruh  
No 58 Repair and Salvage Unit - Detachment RAF Mersa Matruh  
No 260 AMES RAF Mersa Matruh  
No 873 AMES RAF Mersa Matruh  
No 29 Sector Operations Room RAF Mersa Matruh  
No 1 Company, No 3 Air Formation Signals RAF Mersa Matruh  
No 44 Wireless Unit Moascar  
HQ & No 1 Company, No 8 Air Formation Signals Moascar  
No 20 Embarkation Unit Port Said  
No 12 Sector Operations Room Port Said  
No 219 AMES Port Said  
No 975 Sqn Port Said Mk VI Balloon
Marine Craft Section of Sea Rescue Organisation Port Said  
Marine Repair Base Port Said  
No 94 Sqn Port Said Hurricane
No 519 AMES Port Said  
Carrier Pigeon Service Unit Port Said  
Baltimore House Port Said  
No 19 Embarkation Unit Port Twefik  
No 974 Sqn Port Twefik Mk VI Balloon
No 4601 Works Flight Qadima  
No 5576 Works Construction Flight Qadima  
No 141 Maintenance Unit Qena  
No 16 Sector Operations Room Ras Gharib  
Advanced AHQ Western Desert Regina  
RAF Station Shallufa    
No 248 Wing RAF Shallufa  
No 38 Sqn RAF Shallufa Wellington
No 5 (Middle East) Training School RAF Shallufa  
Carrier Pigeon Service Unit RAF Shallufa  
No 1 Mobile Service Unit (Torpedo) RAF Shallufa  
No 3 Mobile Service Unit (Torpedo) RAF Shallufa  
No 39 Sqn, Ground Party RAF Shallufa  
No 221 Sqn RAF Shallufa Wellington VIII
RAF Station Shandur    
No 4607 (Works) Flight RAF Shandur  
No 21 Sector Operations Room RAF Shandur  
No 47 Sqn RAF Shandur Beaufort
No 147 Sqn RAF Shandur  
No 160 Sqn (Air Crews only) RAF Shandur Liberator
No 7 Sqn SAAF RAF Shandur Hurricane IID
No 7 Training Flight RAF Shandur  
No 505 AMES Sidi Barakat  
No 220 AMES Sidi Barrani  
No 274 AMES Sidi Barrani  
No 276 AMES Sidi Barrani  
No 13 Sector Operations Room Smouha  
RAF Movements Control Shellal  
No 31 Air Stores Park, Advanced Section Soluch  
No 51 Repair and Salvage Unit, Advanced Section Soluch  
No 1 Bomber Group Maintenance Com Soluch  
No 523 AMES Suez  
No 832 AMES Suez  
No 276 Signals Wing Suez Road  
No 1 Field Unit c/o 276 Signals Wing Suez Road  
No 282 AMES Tahag  
No 261 AMES Tel el Kebir  
No 826 AMES Tel el Kebir  
No 31 Air Stores Park Tmimi  
No 51 Repair and Salvage Unit Tmimi  
No 40 (SAAF) Sqn Tmimi Hurricane
No 5 S & T Column Tobruk  
No 10 S & T Column Tobruk  
No 124 Maintenance Unit (AAP) Tobruk  
No 121 Maintenance Unit (AAP) Tobruk  
No 53 Embarkation Unit Tobruk  
No 111 Maintenance Unit Tura  
RI and MU Tura  
RAF Tyre Retreading Unit Tura  
No 2 Engine Repair Section Tura  
No 3 Engine Repair Section Tura  

Levant - Palestine & Transjordan

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 833 AMES Acre  
No 142 Maintenance Unit Acre  
Aircraft Reception Party Amman  
No 3 (Middle East) Training School Amman  
Fire Fighting School Amman  
Officer Cadet Training Unit (RAF Regiment) Amman  
RAF Station Aqir    
Carrier Pigeon Service Unit RAF Aqir  
No 4612 (Works) Flight RAF Aqir  
No 4 (ME) Aircraft Repair Unit RAF Aqir  
Staging Post RAF Aqir  
No 2 (Middle East) Training School RAF Aqir  
No 9 Decoy & Deception Section RAF Aqir  
No 11 Decoy & Deception Section RAF Aqir  
No 2 Hellenic Air Force Technical Unit RAF Aqir  
No 120 Maintenance Unit Beit Oved  
No 2 (ME) Advanced Aircraft Depot Beit Oved  
No 34 Air Stores Park Beit Oved  
No 42 Air Stores Park Beit Oved  
No 63 Repair and Salvage Unit Beit Daras  
RAF Station Gaza    
Royal Hellenic Air Force RAF Gaza  
No 18 Sector Operations Room RAF Gaza  
No 129 Maintenance Unit RAF Gaza  
No 275 AMES RAF Gaza  
No 28 Personnel Transit Centre Hadeira  
RAF Regiment Pool Hadeira  
AMES Reserve Pool, with the following in the pool: -

267, 283, 294, 295, 402, 403, 404, 406, 407, 527, 528, 531, 532, 533, 534, 536, 537, 540, 541, 886, 621 - 640.

Hadeira  
RAF Station Haifa    
No 972 Sqn RAF Haifa Mk VI Balloon
No 236 AMES RAF Haifa  
No 582 AMES RAF Haifa  
No 34 Embarkation Unit RAF Haifa  
No 24 Sector Operations Room RAF Haifa  
Levant Detachment of No 26 AACU RAF Haifa  
No 3 Company, No 8 Air Formation Signals RAF Haifa  
No 8 Decoy & Deception Section RAF Haifa  
AHQ Levant Jerusalem  
Meteorological Section Jerusalem  
HQ No 5 Air Formation Signals Jerusalem  
Inter Service Cypher Production Centre Jerusalem  
No 2 (ME) Mobile Sanitary Unit Jerusalem  
No 3 Anti-Malarial Control Unit Jerusalem  
RAF Station Lydda    
Communication Flt RAF Lydda  
Carrier Pigeon Unit RAF Lydda  
No 1413 (Meteorological) Flt RAF Lydda Gladiator
No 74 Operational Training Unit Maqeibilla  
Carrier Pigeon Unit Ramat David  
No 55 Repair and Salvage Unit Ramat David Detachment?, also shown at El Adem
RAF Station Ramleh    
No 263 Wing RAF Ramleh  
No 5 MT Repair Section RAF Ramleh  
No 1 Company, No 5 Air Formation Signals RAF Ramleh  
No 6 Engine Repair Section RAF Ramleh  
HQ 'X' Air Formation Signals and No 2 Company RAF Ramleh  
No 4613 (Works) Flight RAF Ramleh  
Carrier Pigeon Unit St Jean  
No 451 Sqn RAAF St Jean Hurricane
No 249 AMES Tel Aviv  
No 10 Airmen's Convalescent Depot Tel Aviv  
Air Report Centre Tel Aviv  
No 263 AMES Yibna  
No 1 Company, 'X' Air Formation Signals Yibna  

Levant - Cyprus

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 25 Fighter Sector Operations Room Athalassa  
No 43 Embarkation Unit Famagusta  
No 579 AMES Kyrenia  
No 577 AMES Larnaca  
No 451 Sqn RAAF - Detachment Lakatamia  
No 4 Repair and Salvage Unit Lakatamia  
Air Stores Park (Mobile Equipment Section) Limassol  
No 255 AMES Limassol  
No 17 Wireless Unit Limassol  
No 218 AMES Morphou  
HQ No 259 Wing Nicosia  
Meteorological Station Nicosia  
No 2 Company, No 5 Air Formation Signals Nicosia  
PAC Detachment Nicosia  
No 603 Sqn Nicosia Spitfire
No 123 Maintenance Unit - Detachment Nicosia  
No 10 Decoy & Deception Section Nicosia  
No 22 Meteorological Forecast Unit Nicosia  
No 237 AMES Paphos  
No 587 AMES Paphos  
No 25A Fighter Sector Operations Room Paphos  
No 2 Air Stores Park c/o No 24 PTC Platres  

Levant - Syria

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 28 Wireless Unit Aleppo  
No 6 Field Unit Aleppo  
No 1434 (PSU) Flight Aleppo Blenheim
No 213 Group (Nucleus) Beirut  
No 241 Wing Beirut  
No 287 AMES Beirut  
No 49 Embarkation Unit Beirut  
No 23 Sector Operations Room Beirut  
No 973 (Balloon) Sqn Beirut Mk VI Balloons
No 2 PRU - Levant Detachment Beirut  
Meteorological Section Beirut  
No 4 Mobile Meteorological Unit Beirut  
No 3 Company, No 5 Air Formation Signals Beirut  
No 60 (SAAF) Sqn - Detachment Beirut  
No 561 AMES Beirut  
No 123 Maintenance Unit Baalbeck  
No 1 Anti-Malarial Control Unit Kliete  
No 14 Sector Operations Room Tripoli  
No 216 AMES Tripoli  
No 973 (Balloon) Sqn - Detachment Tripoli Mk VI Balloons
No 35 Wireless Unit Tripoli  
No 30 Wireless Unit Tripoli  

Sudan and Eritrea

HQ - Khartoum

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 283 Wing Asmara  
No 203 Group - Detachment Asmara  
No 163 Sqn Asmara Hudson
No 2 British Airways Repair Unit Asmara  
No 71 Operational Training Unit Carthago  
No 104 Maintenance Unit Geraif West  
Care & Maintenance Party Gordon's Tree  
RAF Station Khartoum    
HQ No 203 Group RAF Khartoum  
No 1412 (Meteorological) Flt RAF Khartoum  
No 52 Repair and Salvage Unit RAF Khartoum  
No 139 Maintenance Unit RAF Khartoum  
Advanced Repair Depot RAF Khartoum  
HF D/F Station Kufra  
No 15 (SAAF) Sqn - Detachment Kufra  
No 48 Embarkation Unit Massawa  
No 23 Embarkation Unit Port Sudan  
No 117 Maintenance Unit Port Sudan  
No 109 Maintenance Unit Summit  
RAF Movements Detachment RAF Wadi Halfa  
RAF Station Wadi Saidna    
No 114 Maintenance Unit RAF Wadi Saidna  
No 2 (ME) Ferry Control; controlling Staging Posts at: -
  • Atbara
  • El Fasher
  • El Genina
  • El Obeid
  • Juba
  • Malakal
  • Nayala
  • Wadi Halfa
  • Wadi Saidna
RAF Wadi Saidna

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Africa, Abyssinia, Somaliland and Madagascar

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Dar-es-Salaam    
Signals Station RAF Dar-es-Salaam  
No 34 Flight SAAF RAF Dar-es-Salaam Anson
No 41 (SAAF) Sqn 'A' Flight Diredawa Gladiator
W/T Station Durban  
RAF Station Eastleigh    
No 133 Maintenance Unit RAF Eastleigh  
Communication Flight RAF Eastleigh  
No 1414 (Meteorological) Flt RAF Eastleigh Gladiator
Carrier Pigeon Unit RAF Eastleigh  
No 6 (ME) MT Pool RAF Eastleigh  
Base Accounts Office Eldoret  
RAF Station Gilgil    
No 6 (ME) Ammunition Depot Gilgil  
No 41 (SAAF) Sqn - HQ, 'B' & 'C' Flights Diredawa Kittyhawk
No 209 Sqn Kapivu (Mombasa) Under operational control of No 222 Group, Ceylon
No 35 Flight SAAF Kilifi Blenheim V
No 16 (SAAF) Sqn, Advance Party Kilifi Blenheim V
No 15 Embarkation Unit Kilindini  
Marine Craft Unit Kilindini  
RAF Station Kisumu    
No 6 (ME) Ferry Control RAF Kisumu  
Staging Post RAF Kisumu  
Marine Craft Unit - Detachment RAF Kisumu  
No 209 Sqn - Detachment RAF Kisumu  
Flying Boat Repair Base RAF Kisumu  
Signals Station Lindi  
Marine Craft Unit Lindi  
RNAS Air Station Mackinnon Road    
RAF Station Mogadishu    
Carrier Pigeon Service Unit RAF Mogadishu  
Carrier Pigeon Service Unit Mombasa  
AHQ East Africa Nairobi  
No 3 Flying Control Station Nairobi  
SAAF Reception Depot Nairobi  
RN Air Station Nairobi  
No 70 Operational Training Unit Nakuru  
No 72 Operational Training Unit Nanyuki  
No 303 AMES Nayali  
No 545 AMES Nayali  
No 844 AMES Nayali  
RAF Station Port Reitz    
RN Air Section RAF Port Reitz  
Signals Section RAF Port Reitz  
No 246 Wing RAF Port Reitz  
Communications Flight - Detachment RAF Port Reitz  
No 259 Sqn - Ground Detachment RAF Port Reitz  
No 73 Operational Training Unit (Nucleus) Rongai  
Staging Post Tabora  
RN Air Station Tanga  
No 105 Maintenance Unit Thika  
No 209 Sqn - Detachment Pamanxi (Mayotte Island)  
No 16 (SAAF) Sqn, Advance Party Ivato (Madagascar) Blenheim V
No 1433 Flight Ivato (Madagascar) Lysander
No 258 Wing Diego Suarez (Madagascar)  

Aden

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 240 AMES Aman Khal  
No 576 AMES Bir Fukam  
Marine Section Hedjuff  
No 304 AMES Hiswa  
RAF Station Khormaksar    
No 8 Sqn RAF Khormaksar Blenheim
No 131 Maintenance Unit RAF Khormaksar  
Communication Flt RAF Khormaksar Beechcraft
Armoured Car Section RAF Khormaksar  
Station Flt RAF Khormaksar  
Fighter Defence Flt RAF Khormaksar  
No 459 Sqn RAAF - Detachment RAF Khormaksar  
No 506 AMES Ras Marshag  
RAF Station Sheikh Othman    
Casualty Clearing Station RAF Sheikh Othman  
No 3 Middle East Ferry Control; controlling Staging Posts at: -
  • Masira
  • Ras el Hadd
  • Riyan
  • Salaia
RAF Sheikh Othman

 

 

 

 
Aden Protectorate Levies HQ RAF Sheikh Othman  
HQ British Forces, Aden Steamer Point  
Equipment & Supply Section Steamer Point  
RAF Hospital (Aden) Steamer Point  
No 1436 (Barrage Balloon) Flt (Nucleus) Steamer Point  
No 50 Embarkation Unit Steamer Point  

Iraq (& Persia)

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Abadan    
No 275 (Balloon) Wing RAF Abadan  
No 19 Sector Operations Room RAF Abadan  
No 980 Sqn RAF Abadan Mk VI Balloons
No 5152 (Mechanical & Electrical) Sqn RAF Abadan  
No 14 Decoy & Deception Section RAF Abadan  
No 21 (ME) Smoke Screen Unit RAF Abadan  
No 123 Sqn - Detachment RAF Abadan Hurricane
No 15 Decoy & Deception Section RAF Abadan  
No 280 AMES Amara  
No 134 Maintenance Unit Ahwaz
No 982 Sqn Ahwaz Mk VI Balloons
No 1 Armoured Car Company, 1 Section Ainzala  
Combined Intelligence Centre Baghdad  
RAF Units Baghdad  
Transportation Section Baghdad  
No 4 (ME) MT Repair Section Baghdad  
RAF Station Basrah    
No 215 Group RAF Basrah  
Marine Craft Section RAF Basrah  
No 42 Embarkation Unit RAF Basrah  
Meteorological Station RAF Basrah  
No 118 Maintenance Unit RAF Basrah  
No 3 Company, No 6 Air Formation Signals RAF Basrah  
No 981 Sqn RAF Basrah Mk VI Balloons
No 525 AMES Fao  
No 277 AMES Fao  
RAF Station Habbaniya    
AHQ Iraq RAF Habbaniya  
No 26 Personnel Transit Camp RAF Habbaniya  
Communication Flt RAF Habbaniya Various
HQ No 1 Armoured Car Company and 1 Section RAF Habbaniya  
Supplies Depot RAF Habbaniya  
RAF General Hospital (Iraq) RAF Habbaniya  
Meteorological Station RAF Habbaniya  
HQ & No 1 Company, No 6 Air Formation Signals RAF Habbaniya  
HQ RAF Levies RAF Habbaniya  
No 56 Repair and Salvage Unit RAF Habbaniya  
No 35 Air Stores Park RAF Habbaniya  
No 1 Sector Operations Room RAF Habbaniya  
No 1415 Meteorological Flight RAF Habbaniya  
Mobile Control Unit c/o AHQ Iraq & Persia RAF Habbaniya  
Nos 4, 5 & 6 Anti-Malarial Control Units RAF Habbaniya  
No 137 Maintenance Unit (Advanced Aircraft Depot) RAF Habbaniya  
No 233 AMES RAF Habbaniya  
No 4 Ferry Control; controlling Staging Posts at: -
  • Habbaniya
  • Shaibah
  • Sharjah
  • Bahrein
  • H3
RAF Habbaniya

 

 

 

 
No 29 Wireless Unit RAF Habbaniya  
No 43 Wireless Unit RAF Habbaniya  
No 3 Field Unit RAF Habbaniya  
No 1 Emergency W/T Party RAF Habbaniya  
No 2 Emergency W/T Party RAF Habbaniya  
No 27 Wireless Unit Haditha  
No 24 Wireless Unit Hamadan  
No 41 Wireless Unit Hamadan  
No 125 Maintenance Unit (Air Ammunition Park) K1  
No 214 Group Kirkuk  
No 3 Sector Operations Room Kirkuk  
No 2 Company, No 6 Air Formation Signals Kirkuk  
No 217 Group Kirkuk  
No 237 Sqn Kermanshah Hurricane
No 126 Maintenance Unit Kermanshah  
No 5 Mobile Meteorological Unit Kermanshah  
No 21 India AA Signals Section Kermanshah  
No 32 Wireless Unit Kermanshah  
No 266 AMES Kut-Abdullah  
No 244 Sqn - Detachment Masira Blenheim, 1 Flight
RAF Station Mosul    
No 237 Wing RAF Mosul  
Meteorological Station RAF Mosul  
No 4 Sector Operations Room RAF Mosul  
No 52 Sqn RAF Mosul Blenheim V (Re-equipping)
W/T Station Muscat  
No 34 Wireless Unit Qaiyara  
No 454 Sqn RAAF Qaiyara Blenheim V
No 16 Wireless Unit Quarghan  
No 110 Maintenance Unit Sadaira  
RAF Station Shaibah    
Base Personnel Office (Iraq Detachment) RAF Shaibah  
No 264 AMES RAF Shaibah  
No 119 Maintenance Unit RAF Shaibah  
No 115 Maintenance Unit RAF Shaibah  
No 8 S & T Column RAF Shaibah  
No 27 Personnel Transit Centre RAF Shaibah  
No 20 Sector Operations Room RAF Shaibah  
No 10 Heavy Mobile W/T Unit RAF Shaibah  
No 983 Sqn RAF Shaibah Mk VI Balloons
No 13 Decoy and Deception Section RAF Shaibah  
No 218 Group RAF Shaibah  
No 244 Sqn Sharjah Blenheim/Vincent
No 256 AMES Tal Al Jabarah  
No 503 AMES Tanuma  
No 847 AMES Tanuma  
W/T Station Teheran  
Meteorological Station Teheran  
No 138 Maintenance Unit Teheran  
RAF Rest Camp Teheran  
AHQ Deeforce (Nucleus) Teheran  
No 74 Sqn Teheran No aircraft
No 123 Sqn Teheran No aircraft
No 38 Wireless Unit Teheran  
No 1438 (Strategic Reconnaissance) Flight Teheran Blenheim
No 127 Maintenance Unit Zubair  

 

Malta

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 504 AMES Dingli  
No 242 AMES Dingli  
No 241 AMES Ghar Lapsi  
Equipment Depot Hamrun  
RAF Station Hal Far    
Station Flt RAF Hal Far  
No 185 Sqn RAF Hal Far Spitfire
RAF Station Kalafrana    
Inter-Command W/T Station RAF Kalafrana  
No 52 Embarkation Unit RAF Kalafrana  
No 314 AMES Kaura  
RAF Station Krendi    
No 249 Sqn RAF Krendi Spitfire
RAF Station Luqa    
No 69 Sqn RAF Luqa Baltimore/Wellington ASV/PR Spitfire
No 89 Sqn - Detachment RAF Luqa Beaufighter (Coastal)
No 126 Sqn RAF Luqa Spitfire
No 227 Sqn RAF Luqa Beaufighter (Coastal)
No 1435 (Night Fighter) Flt RAF Luqa Spitfire
No 39 Sqn RAF Luqa Beaufort
No 502 AMES Maddalena  
No 10 Field Unit Siggiewi  
RAF Station Takali    
No 229 Sqn RAF Takali Spitfire
No 501 AMES Ta Silch  
Maintenance Wing (Malta) Tal Handak  
AHQ Malta Valetta  
Base Accounts Office Valetta  
Base Personnel Office Valetta  
Meteorological Station Valetta  
No 841 AMES Wardia  
No 521 AMES Malta  
RAF Observer Corps Malta  
No 4611 Works Flight Malta  
No 46 Sqn - Detachment Malta  
No 248 (Naval Co-operation) Wing Malta  

USAAF Operational Units

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
HQ 9th US Air Force Cairo  
HQ US Army ME Air Force Air Service Command Cairo  
HQ US Army ME Air Force Bomber Command Cairo  
9th Bomber Command Ismailia  
376th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Abu Sueir B-24D
512th Sqn Abu Sueir  
513th Sqn Abu Sueir  
514th Sqn Abu Sueir  
515th Sqn Abu Sueir  
98th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Kabrit B-24D
343rd Sqn Kabrit  
344th Sqn Kabrit  
345th Sqn Kabrit  
415th Sqn Kabrit  
12th Bombardment Group (Medium) LG 87 B-25C/B-25D
81st Sqn LG 87  
82nd Sqn LG 87  
83rd Sqn LG 87  
434th Sqn LG 87  
79th Fighter Group LG 174 P-40
85th Sqn LG 174  
86th Sqn LG 174  
87th Sqn LG 174  
57th Fighter Group Martuba P-40F/P-40K
64th Sqn Martuba  
65th Sqn Martuba  
66th Sqn Martuba  

Units not yet operational: -

No 251 Sqn

No 284 (Transport) Wing

No 1439 Flight

Nos 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 RSUs

Nos 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 ASPs

No 219 (Nucleus) Group

No 5451 Works Wing

No 5577 Works Construction Flight

Nos 204 to 222 ASR Units

No 6 'J' Section

Source - January 1943 SD161

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