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Other Overseas Commands/Units - January 1943


Air Headquarters, West Africa

HQ - Freetown

 
Unit Location Notes
Gambia
RAF Station Bathurst    
No 44 Embarkation Unit RAF Bathurst  
No 651 AMES RAF Bathurst  
No 652 AMES RAF Bathurst  
No 176 Maintenance Unit - Detachment RAF Bathurst  
No 204 Sqn Half Die Sunderland
No 200 Sqn Jeswang Hudson III
No 295 Wing Marina Camp  
No 375 AMES Sarahunda  

Sierra Leone

No 514 AMES Aberdeen  
No 244 AMES East Kissi  
AHQ West Africa Freetown  
No 297 Wing Freetown  
No 26 Embarkation Unit Freetown  
W/T Station Freetown  
Base Personnel Office Freetown  
RAF Station Hastings    
No 128 Sqn RAF Hastings Hurricane IIB
No 176 Maintenance Unit Kosso  
RAF Station Jui    
No 95 Sqn RAF Jui Sunderland
No 305 AMES Lakka  
No 5001 AMES Tumbu  
RAF Station Waterloo (Nucleus)    
No 513 AMES Wellington  
No 296 Wing Wilberforce  
No 265 AMES Wilberforce  

Gold Coast

No 62 Embarkation Unit Accra  
RAF Station Takoradi    
No 116 Maintenance Unit RAF Takoradi  
No 33 Embarkation Unit RAF Takoradi  
Fighter Defence Flight RAF Takoradi Hurricane
No 200 Sqn - Detachment Jeswang Hudson III
Communication Flt RAF Takoradi Various
RAF Hospital RAF Takoradi  
No 302 AMES RAF Takoradi  
No 529 AMES RAF Takoradi  
Central Accounts Office RAF Takoradi  

Nigeria

No 177 Maintenance Unit Apapa (Lagos)  
Officers' Transit Camp Ikoyi (Lagos)  
No 5 Ferry Control Ikeje (Lagos)  
No 349 Sqn Ikeje (Lagos) Non-operational
No 1432 Flight Kaduna Hurricane
No 38 Embarkation Unit Lagos  
No 298 Wing Lagos  
No 5077 AMES Lagos  
Airmen's Transit Camp Yaba (Ikeja)  
Staging Posts (Northern Route): -
  • Ikeja (Staging Station)
  • Apapa
  • Oshogbo
  • Kano (Staging Station)
  • Maidugri (Staging Station)
  • Fort Lamy
 
Staging Posts (Southern Route): -
  • Makurdi
  • Yola
  • Fort Archimbault
 
Units not operational
No 270 Sqn    
No 349 Sqn    
No 5151 Mechanical & Electrical Sqn    
Nos 6001 and 6002 Works Supy Units    
No 1560, 1561 and 1562 Meteorological Flts    
No 599, 5000 and 5050 AMES    
No 371 Wireless Unit    
RAF Hospital - Cape Coast    
No 5 Mobile Signals Unit (T)    
RAF Station Yundum    
RAF Station Brikama    
Nos 201, 202 and 249 ASR Units    

RAF Schools in Canada

Administered by the RCAF

 
School Location Notes
No 31 Elementary Flying Training School De Winton, Alberta  
No 32 Elementary Flying Training School Bowden, Alberta  
No 33 Elementary Flying Training School Caron, Saskatchewan  
No 34 Elementary Flying Training School Assiniboia, Saskatchewan  
No 35 Elementary Flying Training School Neepawa, Manitoba  
No 31 Service Flying Training School Kingston, Ontario Formerly No 7 SFTS, Peterborough
No 32 Service Flying Training School Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Formerly No 10 SFTS, Ternhill
No 33 Service Flying Training School Carberry, Manitoba  
No 34 Service Flying Training School Medicine Hat, Alberta  
No 35 Service Flying Training School North Battleford, Saskatchewan  
No 36 Service Flying Training School Penhold, Alberta  
No 37 Service Flying Training School Calgary (Mu), Alberta  
No 38 Service Flying Training School Estevan, Saskatchewan  
No 39 Service Flying Training School Swift Current, Saskatchewan  
No 41 Service Flying Training School Weyburn, Saskatchewan  
No 31 Air Navigation School Port Albert, Ontario Formerly No 1 S of AN, St Athan
No 33 Air Navigation School Hamilton, Ontario  
No 31 General Reconnaissance School Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Formerly No 2 GRS, Squire's Gate
No 31 Bombing and Gunnery School Picton, Ontario  
No 31 (General Reconnaissance) Operational Training Unit Debart, Nova Scotia  
No 32 (Torpedo Bomber) Operational Training Unit Patricia Bay, British Colombia  
No 34 (Bomber) Operational Training Unit Pennfield Ridge, New Brunswick  
No 36 (General Reconnaissance) Operational Training Unit Greenwood, Nova Scotia  
No 31 Radio School Clinton, Ontario  
No 31 RAF Personnel Depot Moncton, New Brunswick  

West Indies

New Providence Island, Bahamas

Unit Location Notes
No 111 Operational Training Unit Nassau Administered by RAF Delegation (USA)

Source - January 1943 SD161

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