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Middle East Command - February 1943


[Egypt | Western Desert | Palestine | 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  
No 603 Sqn c/o No 24 PTC RAF Aboukir  
No 2 Air Stores Park c/o No 24 PTC RAF Aboukir  
No 57 Refuelling & Re-arming Party c/o No 24 PTC RAF Aboukir  
No 4 Repair and Salvage Unit c/o No 24 PTC 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 109 Maintenance Unit RAF Abu Sueir  
No 128 Maintenance Unit RAF Abu Sultan  
No 601 AMES Abu Zenima  
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  
HQ No 219 Group Alexandria  
No 11 Meteorological Forecast Unit 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 1 (Middle East) Training School Ballah  
No 253 AMES Baltim  
No 117 (Transport) Sqn Bilbeis Hudson
No 162 Sqn Bilbeis Wellington/Blenheim
No 259 AMES Bir El Abd  
No 3 Engine Repair Section Boulac  
No 4 Engine Repair Section Boulac  
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  
No 1 Aircraft Delivery Unit (ME) Cairo  
Hurricane House Cairo  
Wellington House Cairo  
No 204 AMES Damietta  
No 842 AMES Damietta  
No 605 AMES Damietta  
No 2 Field Unit Dekheila  
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 6 Sqn RAF Edcu Hurricane IID
No 112 Maintenance Unit El Agrud  
No 526 AMES El Alamein Area  
No 239 AMES El Arish  
No 880 AMES El Daba  
No 257 AMES El Daba  
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 622 AMES El Rus  
No 623 AMES El Rus  
No 624 AMES El Rus  
No 625 AMES El Rus  
No 1 Wireless Unit El Rus  
No 55 Embarkation Unit Fanara  
HQ No 5 (ME) Aircraft Repair Unit Fayid  
No 14 Sqn Fayid Marauder
No 7 Engine Repair Section Fayid  
No 4615 Works Flight Fayid  
No 214 AMES Fayoum  
No 232 AMES Gebel Hamei  
No 24 MRS Gerawla  
No 221 AMES Gabal Qatrani  
No 75 (GR) OTU Gianaclis  
No 16 Decoy and Deception Section Gianaclis  
No 1 GRU Detachment Gianaclis  
No 13 Meteorological Forecast Unit Gianaclis  
No 36 Air Stores Park Gianaclis  
No 55 Repair and Salvage Unit Gianaclis  
No 9 S & T Column Gambut  
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 RAF Heliopolis Various
No 5 Company, No 3 Air Formation Signals RAF Heliopolis  
Fighter Controllers Training School 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  
Component Repair Section RAF Helwan  
No 1 (ME) Aircraft Repair Unit RAF Helwan  
No 2 (ME) Aircraft Repair Unit RAF Helwan  
No 163 Sqn c/o No 23 PTC (Cadre) RAF Helwan  
No 7 S & T Column RAF Helwan  
No 233 Wing (Cadre) RAF Helwan  
No 1 Hellenic Air Force Technical Unit RAF Helwan  
RAF Camouflage Development Section RAF Helwan  
RAF Signals Section, No 10 AASC RAF Helwan  
School of Cookery RAF Helwan  
Nos 18, 19, 20 & 21 D and D Sections 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 2 Sector Operations Room/FR c/o No 23 PTC RAF Helwan  
No 252 AMES Hurghada  
No 113 Maintenance Unit Hurghada  
No 401 AMES Ikingi-Mariut  
No 122 Maintenance Unit (AAP) Section Ikingi-Mariut  
RAF Station Ismailia    
No 242 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 Ismailia  
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 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 33 Wireless Unit Kilo 51  
No 42 Wireless Unit LG 8  
No 47 Sqn - Detachment LG 8 Wellesley Flight
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 208 Sqn LG 28 Hurricane/Tomahawk, en-route to Iraq
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 2 (ME) MT Light Repair Unit LG 100  
No 37 Sqn LG 104 Wellington
No 70 Sqn LG 104 Wellington
No 61 Repair and Salvage Unit LG 106  
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  
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 267 Sqn LG 224 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 236 Wing LG 237  
No 846 AMES LG 237  
No 108 Sqn LG 237 Wellington
No 63 Repair and Salvage Unit LG 237  
No 462 Sqn RAAF LG 237 Halifax
No 2 ME Training School LG 237  
RAF Station Luxor    
Staging Post RAF Luxor  
No 5 Engine Repair Section Mansourah  
No 15 (South African) Sqn Mariut Blenheim V
No 201 Group Communication Flight Mariut  
No 831 AMES Mariut  
No 101 Maintenance Unit Masara  
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 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 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
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  
RAF Station 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, also shown at Luqa
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 RAF Shandur Liberator
No 7 Sqn SAAF RAF Shandur Hurricane IID
Liberator Flight RAF Shandur Liberator
No 505 AMES Sidi Barakat  
No 220 AMES Sidi Barrani  
No 276 AMES Sidi Barrani  
No 13 Sector Operations Room Smouha  
RAF Movements Control Shellal  
No 523 AMES Suez  
No 276 Signals Wing Suez Road  
No 1 Field Unit c/o 276 Signals Wing Suez Road  
No 887 AMES Tahag  
No 626 AMES Tahag  
No 627 AMES Tahag  
No 628 AMES Tahag  
No 629 AMES Tahag  
No 888 AMES Tahag  
No 261 AMES Tel el Kebir  
No 826 AMES Tel el Kebir  
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  
Engine Test Section c/o No 111 MU Tura  
No 4 Hellenic Air Force Technical Unit Tura  
No 262 AMES Wadi Gindali  
No 1 Works Unit Zamalek  
No 5 Field Unit C/o No 212 Group  
No 31 Wireless Unit C/o No 212 Group  
No 36 Wireless Unit C/o No 212 Group  

Western Desert (Cyrenaica and Libya)

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 1 Australian Air Ambulance Unit Agedabia  
No 1 Company, No 4 Air Formation Signals Agedabia  
No 274 AMES Agedabia  
No 52 Refuelling and Re-arming Party Agedabia  
No 244 Wing Alem El Chel  
No 1 (SAAF) Sqn Alem El Chel Spitfire
No 92 Sqn Alem El Chel Spitfire
No 145 Sqn Alem El Chel Spitfire
No 601 Sqn Alem El Chel Spitfire
No 211 Group Alem El Gzina  
No 239 Wing Alem El Gzina  
No 3 Sqn RAAF Alem El Gzina Kittyhawk
No 450 Sqn RAAF Alem El Gzina Kittyhawk
No 250 Sqn Alem El Gzina Kittyhawk
No 260 Sqn Alem El Gzina Kittyhawk
No 886 AMES Appolonia  
No 205 Group Communication Flight Bardia  
No 13 Mobile Meteorological Unit Bardia  
No 4 S & T Column Bardia  
No 610 AMES Belandah  
No 215 AMES Benghazi  
No 515 AMES Benghazi  
No 832 AMES Benghazi  
Advanced Salvage Unit Benghazi  
No 53 Embarkation Unit Benghazi  
No 22 Medical Receiving Station Benghazi  
No 977 Sqn Benghazi Mk VI Balloon
No 122 Maintenance Unit (AAP) Benghazi  
No 25 Embarkation Unit Benghazi  
No 247 Wing Berka  
No 54 Refuelling & Re-arming Party Berka  
No 2 Mobile Servicing Unit (Temporary) Berka  
No 221 Sqn - Detachment Berka Wellington VIII
No 38 Sqn - Detachment Berka Wellington
No 136 Maintenance Unit (AAD) Berka  
No 535 AMES Berka  
No 32 Air Stores Park Berka  
No 54 Repair and Salvage Unit Berka  
RAF Station Benina    
No 245 Wing (Cadre) RAF Benina  
No 33 Sqn RAF Benina Hurricane
No 6 Heavy Mobile W/T Unit RAF Benina  
No 5 Heavy Mobile W/T Unit RAF Benina  
No 4 Heavy Mobile W/T Unit RAF Benina  
No 1563 Meteorological Flight RAF Benina  
No 59 Refuelling & Re-arming Party RAF Benina  
No 294 AMES RAF Benina  
No 274 Sqn RAF Benina Hurricane
Air Transport Centre, Rear Base RAF Benina  
No 25 Personnel Transit Centre RAF Benina  
No 4 Field Unit RAF Benina  
Rear HQ, AHQ Western Desert RAF Benina  
No 17 Sector Operations Room RAF Benina  
No 212 Group RAF Benina  
No 37 Air Stores Park RAF Benina  
No 9 Sqn - Detachment RAF Benina Wellington VIII
No 15 Sector Operations Room Bu Amud  
No 845 AMES Bu Amud  
No 1 Company, No 8 Air Formation Signals Cyrene  
No 278 AMES Derna  
No 977 Sqn, 'B' Flight Derna Mk VI Balloon
No 607 AMES Derna  
No 232 Wing - Detachment Derna  
No 223 Sqn - Detachment Derna Baltimore
No 55 Sqn Derna Baltimore
RAF Station El Adem    
No 51 Refuelling & Re-arming Party RAF El Adem  
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
No 25 Medical Receiving Station RAF El Adem  
No 23 Meteorological Forecast Unit RAF El Adem  
No 2 Company, No 8 Air Formation Signals RAF El Adem  
No 205 Group El Baheria  
No 40 Air Stores Park Esc Sultan  
No 231 Wing LG 140  
No 47 Sqn - Detachment LG 143 (Gambut 3)  
No 235 Wing LG 143 (Gambut 3)  
No 459 Sqn RAAF LG 143 (Gambut 3) Hudson III
Communication Unit, Western Desert LG 150 (Gazala No 2)  
No 1 Repair and Salvage Unit LG 150 (Gazala No 2)  
No 2 Repair and Salvage Unit LG 150 (Gazala No 2)  
No 53 Repair and Salvage Unit LG 152 (Gazala No 3)  
No 57 Repair and Salvage Unit LG 167  
No 148 Sqn LG 167  
Advanced AHQ Western Desert Marble Arch  
No 285 Wing Marble Arch  
No 40 (SAAF) Sqn Marble Arch Hurricane
No 60 (SAAF) Sqn Marble Arch Maryland
No 1437 (Strategic Reconnaissance) Flight Marble Arch Baltimore
Advanced Salvage Unit - Detachment Marble Arch  
No 2 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit - Detachment Marble Arch Spitfire (PR)
Communication Unit, Western Desert - Advanced Section Marble Arch  
No 6 S & T Column Marble Arch  
No 5 S & T Column Marble Arch  
No 1 Bomber Group Maintenance Com Marble Arch  
No 2 Bomber Group Maintenance Com Marble Arch  
No 608 AMES Marble Arch  
No 21 Medical Receiving Station Marble Arch  
Air Transport Centre, Advanced Base Marble Arch  
No 80 Sqn Martuba Hurricane
No 7 (South African) Wing Martuba  
No 14 Wireless Unit Martuba  
No 213 Sqn Martuba Hurricane
No 238 Sqn Martuba Hurricane
No 243 Wing Martuba  
No 33 Air Stores Park Martuba  
No 16 Sector Operations Room Martuba  
No 2 (SAAF) Sqn Martuba Kittyhawk
No 4 (SAAF) Sqn Martuba Kittyhawk
No 5 (SAAF) Sqn Martuba Tomahawk
No 3 Repair and Salvage Unit Martuba  
No 73 Sqn Merduma Hurricane
No 53 Repair and Salvage Unit (Detachment?) Magrun  
No 2 (ME) MT Light Repair Unit - Detachment Magrun  
No 609 AMES Mehah en Nogra  
No 44 Wireless Unit Moascar  
No 522 AMES Mufrah  
No 53 Refuelling and Re-arming Party Nofilia  
No 10 S & T Column Nofilia  
No 519 AMES Nofilia  
No 607 AMES Nofilia  
No 3 Company, No 4 Air Formation Signals Quarscia  
No 12 Meteorological Forecast Unit Regina  
No 13 Wireless Unit Sirte  
No 3 (SAAF) Wing Soluch  
No 31 Air Stores Park Soluch  
No 51 Repair and Salvage Unit Soluch  
No 59 Refuelling and Re-arming Party Soluch  
No 12 (SAAF) Sqn Soluch Boston III
No 24 (SAAF) Sqn Soluch Boston III
No 21 (SAAF) Sqn Soluch Baltimore
No 282 AMES Telmita  
No 112 Sqn Tamet Kittyhawk
No 510 AMES Tamet  
No 124 Maintenance Unit (AAP) Tobruk  
No 121 Maintenance Unit (AAP) Tobruk  
No 11 S & T Column Tobruk  
No 977 Sqn, 'C' Flight Derna Mk VI Balloon
No 1 Decoy & Deception Section c/o Advance AHQ Western Desert  
No 2 Decoy & Deception Section c/o Advance AHQ Western Desert  
No 7 Decoy & Deception Section c/o Advance AHQ Western Desert  
RAF Signals Section, No 2 AASC c/o Advance AHQ Western Desert  
RAF Signals Section, No 5 AASC c/o Advance AHQ Western Desert  
No 2 Company, No 4 Air Formation Signals c/o Advance AHQ Western Desert  
No 602 AMES c/o Advance AHQ Western Desert  
HQ No 4 Air Formation Signals c/o Advance AHQ Western Desert  
No 3 Company, No 8 Air Formation Signals c/o Advance AHQ Western Desert  
No 15 Wireless Unit c/o 211 Group  
No 1 Armoured Car Company (3 Sections) c/o 211 Group  
No 123 Mobile Meteorological Unit c/o 30th Corp, 8th Army  
No 101 Mobile Meteorological Unit c/o 4th Survey Regiment, 8th Army  
No 122 Mobile Meteorological Unit c/o 13th Corps, 8th Army  
No 124 Mobile Meteorological Unit c/o 10th Corps, 8th Army  

Levant - Palestine

 
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 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  
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, 295, 402, 403, 404, 406, 407, 527, 528, 531, 532, 533, 534, 536, 537, 540, 541, 886, 8503, 621, 565, 580, 5011, 5012

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  
No 8 Decoy & Deception Section RAF Haifa  
Levant Detachment of No 26 AACU 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  
RAF Station Ramleh    
No 263 (Nucleus) 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  
No 209 Group RAF Ramleh  
No 3 Hellenic Air Force Technical Unit RAF Ramleh  
No 5 Hellenic Air Force Technical Unit 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  
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 56 Refuelling and Re-arming Party Nicosia  
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  

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 35 Wireless Unit Beirut  
No 30 Wireless Unit Beirut  
No 211 Mobile Meteorological Unit Beirut  
No 3 Company, No 5 Air Formation Signals Beirut  
No 60 (SAAF) Sqn - Detachment Beirut  
No 561 AMES Beirut  
No 21 Meteorological Forecast Unit 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

Sudan and Eritrea

HQ - Khartoum

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Asmara    
No 283 Wing RAF Asmara  
No 203 Group - Detachment RAF Asmara  
No 2 British Airways Repair Unit RAF 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  
Care & Maintenance Party 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 209 Sqn Kapivu (Mombasa) Catalina
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    
Marine Craft Unit - Detachment RAF Kisumu  
No 209 Sqn - Detachment RAF Kisumu  
Flying Boat Repair Base RAF Kisumu  
Signals Station Lindi  
RNAS Air Station Mackinnon Road    
RAF Station Mogadishu    
Carrier Pigeon Service Unit RAF Mogadishu  
Carrier Pigeon Service Unit Mombasa  
AHQ East Africa Nairobi  
SAAF Reception Depot Nairobi  
RN Air Station Nairobi  
No 70 Operational Training Unit Nakuru  
No 72 Operational Training Unit Nanyuki  
No 3 Flying Control Station 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 41 (SAAF) Sqn RAF Port Reitz Hurricane
No 73 Operational Training Unit (Nucleus) Rongai  
RN Air Station Tanga  
No 105 Maintenance Unit Thika  
No 209 Sqn - Detachment Pamanxi (Mayotte Island)  
No 1433 Flight Arrachart (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
  • Riyan
  • Salaia
  • Sheikh Othman
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 983 Sqn RAF Abadan Mk VI Balloons
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  
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 30 Sector Operations Room Bahrein  
No 525 AMES Fao  
No 277 AMES Fao  
RAF Station Habbaniya    
AHQ Iraq & Persia 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 27 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 240 Sqn - Detachment Jiwani Catalina
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 331 Mobile Meteorological Unit Kermanshah  
No 21 India AA Signals Section Kermanshah  
No 266 AMES Kut-Abdullah  
No 244 Sqn - Detachment Masira Blenheim, 1 Flight
RAF Station 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 244 Sqn - Detachment Ras El Hadd Blenheim
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 13 Decoy and Deception Section RAF Shaibah  
No 218 Group RAF Shaibah  
No 43 Wireless Unit RAF Shaibah  
No 244 Sqn Sharjah Blenheim
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 Hurricane
No 123 Sqn Teheran Hurricane
No 38 Wireless Unit Teheran  
No 1438 (Strategic Reconnaissance) Flight Teheran Blenheim
No 237 Wing Teheran  
No 237 Sqn (1 Flight) Teheran  
No 24 Wireless Unit Teheran  
No 32 Wireless Unit Teheran  
No 41 Wireless Unit Teheran  
Aircraft Factory Teheran  
No 127 Maintenance Unit Zubair  

 

Malta

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 504 AMES Dingli  
No 242 AMES Dingli  
No 241 AMES Ghar Lapsi  
No 143 Maintenance Unit Hanrun  
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  
RAF Station Takali    
No 229 Sqn RAF Takali Spitfire
No 603 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  
No 611 AMES Gozo  

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  
93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) Gambut  
98th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Kabrit B-24D
343rd Sqn Kabrit  
344th Sqn Kabrit  
345th Sqn Kabrit  
415th Sqn Kabrit  
324th Fighter Group LG 91  
314th Sqn LG 91  
316th Sqn LG 91  
8th Fighter Wing LG 91  
9th Fighter Command Detachment LG 91  
12th Bombardment Group (Medium) LG 139 B-25C/B-25D
81st Sqn LG 139  
82nd Sqn LG 139  
83rd Sqn LG 139  
434th Sqn LG 139  
79th Fighter Group LG174 P-40
85th Sqn LG174  
86th Sqn LG174  
87th Sqn LG174  
57th Fighter Group Tamet P-40F/P-40K
64th Sqn Tamet  
65th Sqn Tamet  
66th Sqn Tamet  

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 5577 Works Construction Flight

Nos 204 to 222 ASR Units

No 6 'J' Section

Source - February 1943 SD161

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