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Middle East Command - March 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 2 Air Stores Park (Cadre) No 24 PTC RAF Aboukir  
No 4 Repair and Salvage Unit (Cadre) No 24 PTC RAF Aboukir  
No 983 Sqn, No 24 PTC RAF Aboukir  
RAF Station 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 109 Maintenance Unit RAF Abu Sueir  
No 128 Maintenance Unit RAF Abu Sultan  
No 209 ASR Unit 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 591 AMES 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  
Tomahawk House Alexandria  
Blenheim House Alexandria  
No 210 ASR Unit 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  
No 6 'J' Section Almaza  
RAF Station Amriya (LG29)    
Balloon and Oxygen Centre Baalwa  
No 1 (Middle East) Training School Ballah  
No 73 Operational Training Unit c/o No 1 METS Ballah  
No 253 AMES Baltim  
No 117 (Transport) Sqn Bilbeis Hudson
No 162 Sqn Bilbeis Wellington/Blenheim
No 259 AMES Bir El Abd  
No 1 Engine Repair Section Boulac  
No 4 Engine Repair Section Boulac  
No 1 Middle East Signals Centre Burg el Arab  
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  
Film Production Unit Cairo  
Air Publications Unit Cairo  
No 1 Aircraft Delivery Unit (ME) Cairo  
Hurricane House Cairo  
Wellington House Cairo  
No 5451 Works Wing Cairo  
No 7 (ME) MT Repair Section Cairo  
No 204 AMES Damietta  
No 842 AMES Damietta  
No 605 AMES Damietta  
No 2 Field Unit Dekheila  
RAF Station Edcu/Edku    
No 272 Sqn RAF Edcu Beaufighter (Coastal)
No 46 Sqn RAF Edcu Beaufighter (Coastal)
No 89 Sqn - Detachment RAF Edcu  
No 603 Sqn RAF Edcu No aircraft
No 451 Sqn RAAF RAF Edcu Hurricane
No 112 Maintenance Unit El Agrud  
No 526 AMES El Alamein Area  
No 239 AMES El Arish  
No 257 AMES El Daba  
No 5 (ME) Aircraft Repair Unit (Sub-Section) El Firdan  
No 26 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit El Firdan  
No 975 Sqn El Firdan Mk VI Balloon
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 55 Embarkation Unit Fanara  
HQ No 5 (ME) Aircraft Repair Unit Fayid  
No 14 Sqn Fayid Marauder
No 7 Engine Repair Section Fayid  
No 63 Repair and Salvage Unit Fayid  
No 147 Sqn Fayid Not operational
No 232 AMES Gebel Hamei  
No 24 MRS Gerawla  
No 221 AMES Gabal Qatrani  
No 75 (GR) OTU 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 16 Wireless Unit RAF Helwan  
No 34 Wireless Unit 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  
Middle East Signals School RAF Helwan  
Nos 18, 20 & 21 D and D Sections RAF Helwan  
No 58 Refuelling and Re-arming Party c/o No 23 PTC RAF Helwan  
No 4602 (Works) Flight RAF Helwan  
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  
HQ Middle East Signals Centre Kafr El Farouk  
Telecommunications Centre 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  
Signals Production Unit Kafr El Farouk  
No 10 Heavy Mobile W/T Unit Kafr El Farouk  
No 107 Maintenance Unit Kasfareet  
No 509 AMES Kasfareet  
No 21 Personnel Transit Centre Kasfareet  
No 1 (ME) Aircrew Reception Centre c/o 21 PTC Kasfareet  
No 4606 (Works) Flight Kasfareet  
No 1 Air Stores Park Kasfareet  
No 2 Anti-Malarial Control Unit c/o 21 PTC Kasfareet  
No 27 Wireless Unit c/o 21 PTC Kasfareet  
No 41 Wireless Unit c/o 21 PTC Kasfareet  
No 43 Wireless Unit c/o 21 PTC Kasfareet  
No 106 Maintenance Unit Khanka  
Master Provision Office Khanka  
No 140 Maintenance Unit Khataba  
No 3 Middle East Signals Section Khataba  
No 33 Wireless Unit Kilo 51  
No 2 Middle East Signals Section Kilo 158 (Cairo-Alex Road)  
No 13 (Hellenic) Sqn LG 7 Blenheim
No 42 Wireless Unit LG 8  
No 47 Sqn - Detachment LG 8 Wellesley Flight
No 335 (Hellenic) Sqn LG 8 Hurricane
Staging Post LG 13  
No 3 (ME) MT light Repair Unit LG 14  
Rear Transport Centre LG 14  
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 134 Sqn LG 121 Blenheim
No 417 Sqn RCAF LG 174 (Amriya) Hurricane
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 135 Maintenance Unit LG 214  
No 132 Maintenance Unit LG 219  
No 680 Sqn LG 219 Spitfire (PR)
No 336 (Hellenic) Sqn LG 219  
No 108 Maintenance Unit LG 222  
No 5 Decoy & Deception Section LG 222  
No 6 Decoy & Deception Section LG 222  
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 6 Ferry Control LG 224  
No 203 Sqn LG 227 Blenheim IV
No 58 Refuelling and Re-arming Party LG 227  
No 454 Sqn RAAF LG 227 Blenheim V
No 47 Sqn LG 227 Beaufort
No 846 AMES LG 237  
No 108 Sqn (Cadre) LG 237 Wellington
No 2 ME Training School (Cadre) LG 237  
No 40 Sqn LG 237 Wellington
No 104 Sqn LG 237 Wellington
No 238 Wing LG 237  
Staging Post 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  
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 4 Signals Centre RAF Mersa Matruh  
No 1 Wireless Unit RAF Mersa Matruh  
No 211 ASR Unit RAF Mersa Matruh  
No 20 Embarkation Unit Port Said  
No 12 Sector Operations Room Port Said  
No 219 AMES Port Said  
Marine Craft Section of Sea Rescue Organisation Port Said  
Marine Repair Base Port Said  
Carrier Pigeon Service Unit Port Said  
Baltimore House Port Said  
No 238 Sqn Port Said Hurricane
No 19 Embarkation Unit Port Twefik  
No 4601 Works Flight Qadima  
No 141 Maintenance Unit Qena  
Marine Craft Section ASR Ras El Tin  
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 221 Sqn RAF Shallufa Wellington VIII
RAF Station Shandur    
No 4607 (Works) Flight RAF Shandur  
No 21 Sector Operations Room RAF Shandur  
No 148 Sqn RAF Shandur Liberator
No 178 Sqn RAF Shandur Halifax
No 237 Sqn RAF Shandur Hurricane
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  
Marine Craft Unis Suez  
No 276 Signals Wing Suez Road  
No 1 Field Unit c/o 276 Signals Wing Suez Road  
No 626 AMES Tahag  
No 627 AMES Tahag  
No 628 AMES Tahag  
No 629 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 5053 Works Sqn 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 274 Sqn Agedabia Hurricane
No 886 AMES Appolonia  
No 1 (ME) Rest Centre Appolonia  
No 1 Company, No 8 Air Formation Signals Battisti  
No 3 Company, No 8 Air Formation Signals Battisti  
No 145 Sqn Bir Dufan Spitfire
No 601 Sqn Bir Dufan Spitfire
No 1 (SAAF) Sqn Bir Dufan Spitfire
Rear HQ, AHQ Western Desert Bouerat  
No 15 Sector Operations Room Bu Amud  
No 845 AMES Bu Amud  
No 5 Signals Centre Bu Amud  
No 6 Sqn Bu Amud Hurricane IID
No 17 Wireless Unit Bu Amud  
No 215 AMES Benghazi  
No 515 AMES Benghazi  
No 832 AMES Benghazi  
No 22 Medical Receiving Station Benghazi  
No 977 Sqn Benghazi Mk VI Balloon
No 25 Embarkation Unit Benghazi  
No 6 Signals Centre Benghazi  
No 610 AMES Benghazi  
No 213 ASR Unit Benghazi  
No 247 Wing Berka  
No 54 Refuelling & Re-arming Party Berka  
No 2 Mobile Servicing Unit (Temporary) Berka  
No 252 Sqn Berka Beaufighter (Coastal)
No 89 Sqn Berka Beaufighter (Fighter)
No 16 Decoy and Deception Section Berka  
No 38 Sqn - Detachment Berka  
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 4 Heavy Mobile W/T Unit RAF Benina  
No 1563 Meteorological Flight RAF Benina  
No 25 Personnel Transit Centre RAF Benina  
No 4 Field Unit RAF Benina  
No 17 Sector Operations Room RAF Benina  
No 212 Group RAF Benina  
No 59 Refuelling & Re-arming Party RAF Benina  
No 19 Decoy and Deception Section RAF Benina  
No 285 Wing Castel Benito  
No 239 Wing Castel Benito  
No 450 Sqn RAAF Castel Benito Kittyhawk
No 3 Sqn RAAF Castel Benito Kittyhawk
No 250 Sqn Castel Benito Kittyhawk
No 260 Sqn Castel Benito Kittyhawk
No 5 Heavy Mobile W/T Unit Castel Benito  
No 211 Group Castel Benito  
No 7 Sqn SAAF Castel Benito Hurricane IID
No 73 Sqn Castel Benito Hurricane
No 89 Sqn - Detachment Castel Benito Beaufighter
Communication Unit, Western Desert - Advanced Section Castel Benito  
Air Transport Centre Castel Benito  
No 112 Sqn Castel Benito Kittyhawk
Staging Post 60 Castel Benito  
No 1 Australian Air Ambulance Unit Castel Benito  
No 2 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit - Detachment Castel Benito Spitfire (PR)
No 522 AMES Castel Benito  
No 60 (SAAF) Sqn Castel Benito Maryland
No 41 (SAAF) Sqn Castel Benito Hurricane
No 13 Wireless Unit Castel Benito  
No 40 (SAAF) Sqn Castel Verdi Hurricane
No 1437 (Strategic Reconnaissance) Flight Castel Verdi Baltimore
No 57 Repair and Salvage Unit Chemines  
No 278 AMES Derna  
No 607 AMES Derna  
No 7 (South African) Wing Darragh  
No 2 (SAAF) Sqn Darragh Kittyhawk
No 4 (SAAF) Sqn Darragh Kittyhawk
No 5 (SAAF) Sqn Darragh Tomahawk
No 244 Wing Darragh  
No 92 Sqn Darragh Spitfire
No 2 Repair and Salvage Unit Darragh  
No 53 Repair and Salvage Unit Darragh  
No 59 Repair and Salvage Unit Darragh  
No 51 Repair and Salvage Unit Darragh  
RAF Station El Adem    
No 23 Meteorological Forecast Unit RAF El Adem  
No 2 Company, No 8 Air Formation Signals RAF El Adem  
No 51 Refuelling & Re-arming Party RAF El Adem  
Staging Post (No 1 Ferry Control) RAF El Adem  
No 3 (SAAF) Wing Gzina  
No 12 (SAAF) Sqn Gzina Boston III
No 24 (SAAF) Sqn Gzina Boston III
No 21 (SAAF) Sqn Gzina Baltimore
No 21 Medical Receiving Station Hamraiat  
No 25 Medical Receiving Station Hamraiat  
No 52 Refuelling and Re-arming Party Homs  
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
No 1 Repair and Salvage Unit LG 150 (Gazala No 2)  
No 53 Repair and Salvage Unit LG 152 (Gazala No 3)  
No 122 Maintenance Unit (AAP) Lete  
No 216 Group - Detachment Marble Arch  
No 55 Refuelling & Re-arming Party Marble Arch  
No 117 (Transport) Sqn - Detachment Marble Arch Hudson
No 216 Sqn - Detachment Marble Arch Bombay
No 267 Sqn - Detachment Marble Arch Hudson
No 2 (ME) MT Light Repair Unit Marble Arch  
Staging Post Marble Arch  
No 249 Wing Marble Arch  
No 57 Refuelling & Re-arming Party Marble Arch  
No 80 Sqn Martuba Hurricane
No 14 Wireless Unit Martuba  
No 16 Sector Operations Room Martuba  
No 94 Sqn Martuba Hurricane
No 205 Group Magrum  
No 4 S & T Column Magrum  
No 231 Wing Magrum  
No 37 Sqn Magrum Wellington
No 70 Sqn Magrum Wellington
No 37 Air Stores Park Magrum  
No 205 Group Communication Flight Magrum  
No 13 Mobile Meteorological Unit Magrum  
No 213 Sqn Misurata Hurricane
No 33 Air Stores Park Misurata  
No 3 Repair and Salvage Unit Misurata  
No 294 AMES Misurata  
No 888 AMES Misurata  
No 1 Sector Operations Room Misurata  
No 30 Wireless Unit Misurata  
No 247 Wing - Detachment Misurata  
No 44 Wireless Unit Moascar  
No 519 AMES Nofilia  
Advanced Salvage Unit - Advanced Section Nofilia  
No 3 Company, No 4 Air Formation Signals Quarscia  
HQ, No 8 Air Formation Signals Quarscia  
No 61 Repair and Salvage Unit Solluch  
No 462 Sqn RAAF Solluch Halifax
No 236 Wing Solluch  
No 282 AMES Telmita  
No 274 AMES Tamet  
Advanced Salvage Unit Tamet  
No 121 Maintenance Unit (AAP) Tobruk  
No 977 Sqn, 'C' Flight Tobruk Mk VI Balloon
No 212 ASR Unit Tobruk  
No 510 AMES Tripoli  
Advanced AHQ Western Desert Tripoli  
No 2 Sector Operations Room Tripoli  
No 40 Air Stores Park Tripoli  
No 124 Maintenance Unit (AAP) Tripoli  
No 6 S & T Column Tripoli  
No 5 S & T Column Tripoli  
No 10 S & T Column Tripoli  
No 11 S & T Column Tripoli  
No 1 Bomber Group Maintenance Com Tripoli  
No 2 Bomber Group Maintenance Com Tripoli  
No 53 Embarkation Unit Tripoli  
No 243 Wing Tripoli  
No 976 Sqn Tripoli Mk VI Balloon
No 602 AMES Tripoli  
No 1564 Meteorological Flight Tripoli  
No 210 Group Tripoli  
Communication Unit, Western Desert - Rear HQ Tripoli  
No 12 Meteorological Forecast Unit Tripoli  
No 15 Wireless Unit Tripoli  
No 31 Air Stores Park Zlitene  
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  
HQ No 4 Air Formation Signals c/o Advance AHQ Western Desert  
No 880 AMES c/o Advance AHQ Western Desert  
No 881 AMES c/o Advance AHQ Western Desert  
No 889 AMES c/o Advance AHQ Western Desert  
No 275 AMES c/o Advance AHQ Western Desert  
No 295 AMES c/o Advance AHQ Western Desert  
No 252 AMES c/o Advance AHQ Western Desert  
No 1 Armoured Car Company (3 Sections) c/o 211 Group  
No 606 AMES c/o 211 Group  
No 608 AMES c/o 211 Group  
No 609 AMES 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  
No 1 Sqn, No 4 Air Formation Signals c/o Rear HQ Western Desert  
No 214 AMES c/o Rear HQ Western Desert  

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 208 Sqn RAF Aqir Hurricane
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 28 Personnel Transit Centre Hadeira  
RAF Regiment Pool Hadeira  
AMES Reserve Pool, with the following in the pool: -

240, 267, 283, 402, 403, 404, 406, 407, 527, 528, 531, 532, 533, 534, 536, 537, 541, 886, 8503, 565, 580, 5011, 5012

Hadeira  
No 29 Wireless Unit c/o 28 PTC 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  
No 208 ASR Unit 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 127 Sqn Ramat David Hurricane
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  
No 8 S & T Column Rehoveth  
Carrier Pigeon Unit St Jean  
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 255 AMES 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 1565 Meteorological Flight Nicosia  
No 237 AMES Paphos  
No 587 AMES Paphos  
No 25A Fighter Sector Operations Room Paphos  
No 207 ASR Unit Paphos  

Levant - Syria

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 28 Wireless Unit Aleppo  
No 6 Field Unit Aleppo  
No 1434 (PSU) Flight Aleppo Blenheim
RAF Unit (Admin) Aleppo  
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 211 Mobile Meteorological Unit Beirut  
No 3 Company, No 5 Air Formation Signals Beirut  
No 516 AMES Beirut  
No 21 Meteorological Forecast Unit Beirut  
No 123 Maintenance Unit Baalbeck  
No 1 Anti-Malarial Control Unit Kliete  
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 (Cadre) 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 (Cadre) RAF Khartoum  
No 139 Maintenance Unit 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 230 Sqn - Advance Party RAF Dar-es-Salaam  
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 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 Catalina
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 5 Sector Operations Room RAF Port Reitz  
RN Air Station Tanga  
No 105 Maintenance Unit Thika  
No 209 Sqn - Detachment Pamanxi (Mayotte Island) Catalina
No 1433 Flight Arrachart (Madagascar) Lysander
No 258 Wing Diego Suarez (Madagascar)  
AHQ East Africa - Detachment Mauritius  

Aden

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
- 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
No 1566 Meteorological Flight RAF Khormaksar  
Station Flt RAF Khormaksar  
No 3 Sqn SAAF - Detachment RAF Khormaksar Hurricane
Armoured Car Section Little Aden  
No 17 (SAAF) Sqn Little Aden  
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
  • 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  
Telecommunication Centre Aden  

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 RAF Abadan Hurricane
No 15 Decoy & Deception Section RAF Abadan  
No 982 Sqn RAF Abadan Mk VI Balloons
Meteorological Station RAF Abadan  
No 5 Anti-Malarial Control Unit RAF Abadan  
No 280 AMES Amara  
No 134 Maintenance Unit Ahwaz
No 1 Armoured Car Company, 1 Section Ainzala  
Combined Intelligence Centre Baghdad  
Advance AHQ Iraq and Persia 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 6 Anti-Malarial Control Unit RAF Basrah  
No 30 Sector Operations Room Bahrein  
No 525 AMES Fao  
No 277 AMES Fao  
RAF Station Habbaniya    
Rear 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 Iraq Levies RAF Habbaniya  
No 56 Repair and Salvage Unit RAF Habbaniya  
No 35 Air Stores Park RAF Habbaniya  
No 3 Sector Operations Room RAF Habbaniya  
No 1415 Meteorological Flight RAF Habbaniya  
Mobile Control Unit c/o AHQ Iraq & Persia RAF Habbaniya  
Nos 4,Anti-Malarial Control Unit 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
RAF Habbaniya

 

 

 

 
No 1 Emergency W/T Party RAF Habbaniya  
No 2 Emergency W/T Party RAF Habbaniya  
No 621 AMES RAF Habbaniya  
No 240 Sqn - Detachment Jiwani Catalina
No 125 Maintenance Unit (Air Ammunition Park) K1  
No 214 Group (Cadre) Kirkuk  
No 2 Company, No 6 Air Formation Signals Kirkuk  
No 217 Group Kirkuk  
No 126 Maintenance Unit Kermanshah  
No 331 Mobile Meteorological Unit Kermanshah  
No 21 India AA Signals Section Kermanshah  
No 266 AMES Kut-Abdullah  
No 887 AMES Kut-Abdullah  
No 244 Sqn - Detachment Masira Blenheim, 1 Flight
W/T Station Masira  
RAF Station Mosul    
Meteorological Station RAF Mosul  
No 4 Sector Operations Room RAF Mosul  
No 52 Sqn RAF Mosul Blenheim V
No 244 Sqn - Detachment Ras El Hadd Blenheim
W/T Station Ras El Hadd  
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 27 Personnel Transit Centre RAF Shaibah  
No 20 Sector Operations Room RAF Shaibah  
No 13 Decoy and Deception Section RAF Shaibah  
No 218 Group RAF Shaibah  
No 601 AMES 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 38 Wireless Unit Teheran  
No 1438 (Strategic Reconnaissance) Flight Teheran Blenheim
No 237 Wing (Number basis) Teheran  
No 237 Sqn (1 Flight) Teheran  
No 24 Wireless Unit Teheran  
No 32 Wireless Unit Teheran  
No 3 Field 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  
Equipment Depot 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
No 229 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 227 Sqn RAF Luqa Beaufighter (Coastal)
No 272 Sqn - Detachment RAF Luqa Beaufighter (Coastal)
No 1435 Sqn RAF Luqa Spitfire
No 39 Sqn RAF Luqa Beaufort
No 23 Sqn RAF Luqa Mosquito, on detachment from UK
No 458 Sqn RAAF RAF Luqa Wellington
No 221 Sqn RAF Luqa Wellington, also shown at Shallufa
No 238 Wing RAF Luqa  
No 683 Sqn RAF Luqa Spitfire PR
No 248 (Naval Co-operation) Wing RAF Luqa  
No 502 AMES Maddalena  
RAF Station Safi    
No 10 Field Unit Siggiewi  
RAF Station Takali    
No 126 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  
RAF Observer Corps Malta  
No 4611 Works Flight Malta  
No 611 AMES Gozo  
No 521 AMES Gozo  
No 5051 Works Sqn Gozo  
No 5576 Works Construction Flight Gozo  
No 4603, 4605, 4607, 4608, 4610, 4612, 4614 & 4615 Works Flights 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 Western Desert  
376th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Gambut Main B-24D
512th Sqn Gambut Main  
513th Sqn Gambut Main  
514th Sqn Gambut Main  
515th Sqn Gambut Main  
93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) Gambut B-24D
328th Sqn Gambut  
329th Sqn Gambut  
330th Sqn Gambut  
409th Sqn Gambut  
98th Bombardment Group (Heavy) LG 140 B-24D
343rd Sqn Gambut  
344th Sqn Gambut  
345th Sqn LG 140  
415th Sqn LG 140  
12th Bombardment Group (Medium) Zlitene B-25C/B-25D
81st Sqn Zlitene  
82nd Sqn Zlitene  
83rd Sqn Zlitene  
434th Sqn Zlitene  
79th Fighter Group Gazala P-40, Detachment at Darragh
85th Sqn Gazala  
86th Sqn Gazala Detachment at Darragh
87th Sqn Gazala Detachment at Darragh
57th Fighter Group Darragh P-40F/P-40K
64th Sqn Darragh  
65th Sqn Darragh  
66th Sqn Darragh  
324th Fighter Group Kabrit P-40F/P-40K
314th Sqn Kabrit  
316th Sqn Kabrit  
9th Fighter Command Detachment Kabrit  
316th Troop Carrier Group Ismailia C-47/C-53
36th Troop Carrier Sqn Ismailia  
37th Troop Carrier Sqn Ismailia  
45th Troop Carrier Sqn Marble Arch  

Units not yet operational: -

No 251 Sqn (Number basis)

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 204 and 214 to 222 ASR Units

No 12 S & T Column

No 3 mobile Photographic Photo Section

No 262 Sqn

No 265 Sqn

Source - March 1943 SD161

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