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Mediterranean Air Command - June 1943


[MAC | North West Africa | AHQ Western Desert | AHQ Malta | Middle East Command - Egypt/Libya/Tunisia | Levant - Palestine | Levant - Syria | Levant - Cyprus | AHQ Iraq & Persia | No 203 Group | AHQ East Africa | HQBF Aden | USAAF Units]

Mediterranean Air Command

Command HQ - Algiers

 
Command HQ Location/Address Notes
HQ North West African Air Forces Maison Carree  
HQ North West African Tactical Air Forces Le Kiou  
HQ North West African Coastal Air Forces Algiers  
HQ North West African Strategical Air Forces Constantine  
HQ North West African Air Service Command Algiers  
HQ North West African Training Command US APO 535  

RAF Units in North West Africa

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
HQ North West African Coastal Air Forces Algiers  
No 60 Embarkation Unit Algiers  
Public Relations Unit Algiers  
No 225 ASR Unit Algiers  
HQ North West African Air Service Command Algiers  
No 896 AMES Algiers  
No 8012 AMES Algiers  
No 283 Sqn Algiers Walrus
MT Base Depot Algiers  
No 251 ASR Unit Algiers  
No 252 ASR Unit Algiers  
No 1 Shore Servicing Party Algiers  
No 392 AMES Alma Marine  
No 381 Wireless Unit Aine Braham  
No 109 Repair and Salvage Unit Aine Beida  
No 132 Air Stores Park Aine Beida  
No 302 Mobile Signals Servicing Unit Aine Beida  
No 4349 AA Flight, RAF Regiment Aine Beida  
No 134 Air Stores Park Aine Regarda  
No 893 AMES Ain Taya (Algiers)  
RAF Station Blida    
No 500 Sqn RAF Blida Hudson
No 608 Sqn RAF Blida Hudson
No 142 Sqn RAF Blida Wellington III
No 150 Sqn RAF Blida Wellington III
No 3201 Servicing Commando RAF Blida  
No 328 Wing RAF Blida  
No 4354 AA Flight, RAF Regiment RAF Blida  
No 4355 AA Flight, RAF Regiment RAF Blida Also shown at RAF Bone
No 14 Sqn RAF Blida Marauder
RAF Station Bone    
No 59 Embarkation Unit RAF Bone  
No 985 Sqn RAF Bone Mk VI Balloons
No 223 ASR Unit RAF Bone  
No 4342 AA Flight, RAF Regiment RAF Bone  
No 826 Sqn FAA RAF Bone Albacore
No 4355 AA Flight, RAF Regiment RAF Bone Also shown at RAF Blida
No 1 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit Boufarik  
No 72 Staging Post Biskra Under No 216 Group
No 651 AOP Sqn Beja Auster
No 2771 Sqn, RAF Regiment Canrobert  
No 114 Sqn Canrobert Blenheim V
No 4348 AA Flight, RAF Regiment Canrobert  
No 3202 Servicing Commando Canrobert  
HQ North West African Strategical Air Forces Constantine  
Advanced HQ North West African Air Forces Constantine  
No 4350 AA Flight, RAF Regiment Constantine  
No 1 Force HQ's Signals Section Constantine  
No 2 Force HQ's Signals Section Constantine  
Rest and Transit Camp Constantine  
No 6000 AMES Constantine  
No 6005 AMES Constantine  
No 6007 AMES Constantine  
No 6008 AMES Constantine  
No 6009 AMES Constantine  
No 6002 AMES Constantine  
No 890 AMES Constantine  
No 899 AMES Constantine  
No 145 Maintenance Unit Casablanca  
No 64 Embarkation Unit Casablanca  
No 8002 AMES Cap Cavallo (Djidjelli)  
No 6004 AMES Cap Serrat  
No 8006 AMES Dellys  
No 90 Wireless Unit Derimla Also shown at Tebessa
No 226 AMES Djidjelli  
No 380 Wireless Unit El Achoir  
No 1 ALG Signals Section El Achoir  
No 6010 AMES El Arkhouart  
No 286 AMES El Marsa  
No 351 Maintenance Unit Hussein Dey  
No 895 AMES Herbillion  
No 1 S & T Column Ghardimaou  
No 372 AMES Jemappes  
No 4344 AA Flight, RAF Regiment Jemappes  
No 43 Sqn Jemappes Spitfire
No 1 MT Light Repair Unit Kala Djerda  
No 4347 AA Flight, RAF Regiment Kala Djerda Also shown at Souk El Khemis
No 897 AMES La Calle  
HQ North West African Tactical Air Forces Le Kiou  
No 381 AMES Lac ces Oiseaux (Bone)  
No 388 AMES Le Kef  
No 8004 AMES Le Kef  
No 2 ALG Signals Section Le Kroub  
No 15 S & T Column Le Kroub  
No 654 AOP Sqn Le Kroub Auster
No 133 Air Stores Park Le Sers Also shown at Oulmeme
Base Area HQ Le Ruisseau  
Base Personnel Office Le Ruisseau  
Base Accounts Office Le Ruisseau  
RAF Station Maison Blanche    
No 323 Wing Maison Blanche  
No 131 Air Stores Park Maison Blanche  
No 87 Wireless Unit Maison Blanche  
No 682 Sqn Maison Blanche PR Spitfire
No 301 Mobile Signals Servicing Unit Maison Blanche  
No 32 Sqn Maison Blanche Hurricane
No 153 Sqn Maison Blanche Beaufighter (AI)
No 4356 AA Flight, RAF Regiment Maison Blanche  
No 4358 AA Flight, RAF Regiment Maison Blanche  
No 4360 AA Flight, RAF Regiment Maison Blanche  
No 144 Maintenance Unit Maison Blanche  
No 253 Sqn Maison Blanche Hurricane
HQ North West African Air Forces (Rear) Maison Carree (Algiers)  
No 11 Heavy Mobile W/T Units Maison Carree (Algiers)  
No 4359 AA Flight, RAF Regiment Maison Carree (Algiers)  
No 108 Repair and Salvage Unit Montesquieu  
No 136 Air Stores Park Mezloug  
HQ NWA Tactical Light Bomber Force Maison Forestiere  
No 326 Wing Maison Forestiere  
No 8005 AMES Maktar  
No 894 AMES Morris (Bone)  
No 305 Mobile Signals Servicing Unit Oran  
No 285 AMES Oran  
No 6006 AMES Oueddgarga  
No 13 Sqn Oulmeme Blenheim V
No 614 Sqn Oulmeme Blenheim V
No 18 Sqn Oulmeme Boston
No 4090 AA Flight, RAF Regiment Oulmeme  
No 4341 AA Flight, RAF Regiment Oulmeme Also shown at Souk el Arba
No 133 Air Stores Park Oulmeme Also shown at Le Sers
No 110 Repair and Salvage Unit Oulmeme  
RAF Station Phillipville    
No 61 Embarkation Unit RAF Philipville  
No 389 AMES RAF Philipville  
No 8003 AMES RAF Philipville  
No 224 ASR Unit RAF Philipville  
No 4343 AA Flight, RAF Regiment RAF Philipville  
No 304 Mobile Signals Servicing Unit RAF Philipville  
No 387 AMES Port Gheydon  
No 8011 AMES Port Gheydon  
No 7 (ME) Ferry Control Ras el Mar (Fez) Under No 216 Group
No 70 Staging Post Ras el Mar (Fez) Under No 216 Group
No 3 Aircraft Delivery Unit Ras el Mar (Fez) Under No 216 Group
No 6001 AMES Rass Radjel  
No 6011 AMES Siliana  
No 242 Group Souk el Arba  
No 682 Sqn - Detachment Souk el Arba PR Spitfire
No 88 Wireless Unit Souk el Arba  
No 303 Mobile Signals Servicing Unit Souk el Arba  
No 2744 Sqn, RAF Regiment Souk el Arba  
No 898 AMES Souk el Arba  
No 3203 Servicing Commando Souk el Arba  
No 2 Mobile Field Photography Section Souk el Arba  
No 89 Wireless Unit Souk el Arba  
No 602 AMES Souk el Arba  
No 4338 AA Flight, RAF Regiment Souk el Arba Also shown at Tingley
No 4341 AA Flight, RAF Regiment Souk el Arba Also shown at Oulmeme
No 325 Wing Setif  
No 255 Sqn Setif Beaufighter (AI),  also shown at Souk El Khemis
No 2721 Sqn, RAF Regiment Setif  
Fighter Pilot Practice Flight Setif  
No 111 Repair and Salvage Unit Setif  
No 4092 AA Flight, RAF Regiment Setif  
No 600 Sqn Setif Beaufighter (AI)
No 4351 AA Flight, RAF Regiment Setif  
No 4352 AA Flight, RAF Regiment Setif  
No 4353 AA Flight, RAF Regiment Setif  
Air Crew Rest Camp Sorcouf  
No 4088 AA Flight, RAF Regiment Souk El Khemis  
No 2825 Sqn, RAF Regiment Souk El Khemis  
No 225 Sqn Souk El Khemis Hurricane Bombers
No 241 Sqn Souk El Khemis Hurricane Bombers
No 111 Sqn Souk El Khemis Spitfire
No 243 Sqn Souk El Khemis Spitfire
No 93 Sqn Souk El Khemis Spitfire
No 152 Sqn Souk El Khemis Spitfire
No 324 Wing Souk El Khemis  
No 4091 AA Flight, RAF Regiment Souk El Khemis  
No 4339 AA Flight, RAF Regiment Souk El Khemis  
No 4340 AA Flight, RAF Regiment Souk El Khemis  
No 4346 AA Flight, RAF Regiment Souk El Khemis  
No 4347 AA Flight, RAF Regiment Souk El Khemis Also shown at Kala Djerda
No 72 Sqn Souk El Khemis Spitfire
No 322 Wing Souk El Khemis  
No 81 Sqn Souk El Khemis Spitfire
No 154 Sqn Souk El Khemis Spitfire
No 232 Sqn Souk El Khemis Spitfire
No 255 Sqn Souk El Khemis Beaufighter (AI), also shown at Setif
No 135 Air Stores Park Souk El Khemis  
Bomb Disposal Unit Souk El Khemis  
RAF Station Tafaraoui    
No 813 Sqn FAA RAF Tafaraoui Swordfish
No 71 Staging Post RAF Tafaraoui Under No 216 Group
No 242 Sqn Tingley Spitfire
No 2788 Sqn, RAF Regiment Tingley  
No 4089 AA Flight, RAF Regiment Tingley  
No 4337 AA Flight, RAF Regiment Tingley  
No 4338 AA Flight, RAF Regiment Tingley Also shown at Souk el Arba
No 90 Wireless Unit Tebessa Also shown at Derimla
No 87 Sqn Tahir Hurricane
No 4345 AA Flight, RAF Regiment Tahir  
No 892 AMES Tahir Also shown at Djidjelli
At Gibraltar (On Detachment)
Meteorological Flight North Front Hudson
No 179 Sqn North Front Wellington
No 233 Sqn North Front Hudson
No 48 Sqn North Front Hudson
No 202 Sqn Gibraltar Catalina
No 210 Sqn Gibraltar Catalina
Attached to North West African Coastal Air Force
No 8000 AMES    
No 8001 AMES    

Units not formed - North West Africa

Unit
No 2 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit
No 6 Inter Service Signals Unit
No 4 Mobile Servicing Unit (Torpedo)
No 5 Mobile Servicing Unit (Torpedo)
No 7 AA Signals Control Unit
No 9 AA Signals Control Unit
No 12 Heavy Mobile Automatic W/T Station
No 13 Heavy Mobile Automatic W/T Station
No 30 RAF Mobile Field Hospital
No 31 RAF Mobile Field Hospital
No 330 Wing
No 138 Air Stores Park
No 113 Repair and Salvage Unit
No 329 Wing
No 371 Wireless Unit (transferring from West Africa)
RAF Hospital - Blida
No 21 Type 'M' W/T Station
No 567/A Mobile Servicing Unit
No 16 S & T Column
No 17 S & T Column

 

AHQ Western Desert (Libya & Tunisia)

 
Unit Location Notes
No 2 Repair and Salvage Unit Bu Grara  
No 53 Repair and Salvage Unit Bu Grara  
No 10 S & T Column Bou Hadjar  
No 1 Bomber Group Maintenance Com Bou Hadjar  
No 59 Repair and Salvage Unit Ben Gardane  
Bretagne Free French Sqn Ben Gardane  
RAF Station Castel Benito    
Advanced AHQ Air Defences, Eastern Mediterranean Castel Benito  
No 1437 (Strategic Reconnaissance) Flight Castel Verdi Baltimore
No 3 (SAAF) Wing Djem  
No 12 (SAAF) Sqn Djem Boston III
No 24 (SAAF) Sqn Djem Boston III
No 21 (SAAF) Sqn Djem Baltimore
Advanced Salvage Unit Gabes  
No 244 Wing Gouberine  
No 1 (SAAF) Sqn Gouberine Spitfire
No 92 Sqn Gouberine Spitfire
No 145 Sqn Gouberine Spitfire
No 601 Sqn Gouberine Spitfire
No 6 Sqn Gouberine Hurricane IID
No 40 (SAAF) Sqn Gouberine Spitfire
No 522 AMES Gouberine Also shown at Medenine
Air Transport Centre - Advanced Section Gouberine  
No 417 Sqn RCAF Gouberine Hurricane
No 25 RAF Mobile Field Hospital La Fauconnerie  
No 232 Wing La Fauconnerie  
No 55 Sqn La Fauconnerie Baltimore
No 223 Sqn La Fauconnerie Baltimore
No 51 Repair and Salvage Unit La Fauconnerie  
No 5 Field Unit La Fauconnerie  
No 211 Group Masaken  
No 33 Air Stores Park Masaken  
No 40 Air Stores Park Masaken  
No 2 (ME) MT Light Repair Unit - Detachment Masaken  
No 214 AMES Masaken  
No 21 RAF Mobile Field Hospital Masaken  
No 52 Refuelling and Re-arming Party Neffatia  
No 53 Refuelling and Re-arming Party Monastir  
Advanced Salvage Unit - Detachment Monastir  
No 1 Australian Air Ambulance Unit Monastir  
No 285 Wing Monastir  
No 275 Wing Monastir  
Communication Unit, Western Desert Monastir  
No 680 Sqn - Detachment Monastir Spitfire (PR)
No 60 (SAAF) Sqn Monastir Baltimore/Mosquito, operational control - HQ Middle East
No 1437 (Strategic Reconnaissance) Flight - Detachment Monastir Baltimore
No 124 Maintenance Unit (AAP) Sfax Area  
AHQ Western Desert (Rear) Sfax Area  
No 2 Bomber Group Maintenance Com Sfax Area  
No 2 (ME) MT Light Repair Unit Sfax Area  
No 5 S & T Column Sfax Area  
No 6 S & T Column Sfax Area  
No 274 AMES Sfax Area  
No 1 Sqn, No 4 Air Formation Signals Sfax Area  
No 3 Sqn, No 4 Air Formation Signals Sfax Area c/o Advance AHQ Western Desert
Communication Unit, Western Desert - Rear Section Sfax el Mau  
No 31 Air Stores Park Sfax el Mau  
Air Transport Centre - Rear Sfax el Mau  
No 216 AMES Sousse Area  
No 889 AMES Sousse Area  
No 510 AMES Sousse Area  
AHQ Western Desert (Advanced) Sousse Area  
No 7 (South African) Wing Sealem  
No 2 (SAAF) Sqn Sealem Kittyhawk
No 4 (SAAF) Sqn Sealem Kittyhawk
No 5 (SAAF) Sqn Sealem Kittyhawk
No 239 Wing Sealem  
No 112 Sqn Sealem Kittyhawk
No 250 Sqn Sealem Kittyhawk
No 260 Sqn Sealem Kittyhawk
No 73 Sqn Sealem Hurricane
No 53 Embarkation Unit Tripoli Operational control - HQ Middle East
No 12 Meteorological Forecast Unit Tripoli Operational control - HQ Middle East
No 609 AMES Tripoli  
No 981 Sqn Tripoli Mk VI Balloons
No 3 Repair and Salvage Unit Zuara  
No 38 Personnel Transit Centre c/o Rear AHQ Western Desert  
No 3 Mobile Sanitary Unit c/o Rear AHQ Western Desert  
HQ No 4 Air Formation Signals c/o Advance AHQ Western Desert  
No 2 Sqn, No 4 Air Formation Signals c/o Advance AHQ Western Desert  
No 3 Sqn, No 4 Air Formation Signals c/o Advance AHQ Western Desert  
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  
No 2 Armoured Car Company c/o 211 Group  
No 1 Armoured Car Company (3 Sections) c/o 211 Group  
No 606 AMES c/o 211 Group  
No 13 Wireless Unit c/o 211 Group  
No 15 Wireless Unit c/o 211 Group  
No 101 Mobile Meteorological Unit c/o 8th Army  
No 122 Mobile Meteorological Unit c/o 8th Army  
No 123 Mobile Meteorological Unit c/o 8th Army  
No 124 Mobile Meteorological Unit c/o 8th Army  

 

Malta

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 5051 Works Sqn Curmi  
No 5576 Works Construction Flight Curmi  
No 4603, 4605, 4607, 4608, 4610, 4611, 4612, 4614, 4615 & 4604 Flights Curmi  
No 504 AMES Dingli  
No 242 AMES Dingli  
No 241 AMES Ghar Lapsi  
No 143 Maintenance Unit Hanrun  
RAF Station Hal Far    
Communication Flt RAF Hal Far  
No 185 Sqn RAF Hal Far Spitfire
No 821 Sqn FAA RAF Hal Far  
No 828 Sqn FAA RAF Hal Far  
No 830 Sqn FAA RAF Hal Far  
RAF Station Kalafrana    
Inter-Command W/T Station RAF Kalafrana  
No 52 Embarkation Unit RAF Kalafrana  
Maintenance Wing (Malta) 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
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 683 Sqn RAF Luqa PR Spitfire
No 1435 Sqn RAF Luqa Spitfire
No 126 Sqn RAF Luqa Spitfire
No 108 Sqn - Detachment RAF Luqa Beaufighter (Fighter)
Admin Section RAF Luqa  
No 502 AMES Maddalena  
No 983 Sqn Marsa  
RAF Station Safi    
No 10 Field Unit Siggiewi  
RAF Station Takali    
No 272 Sqn RAF Takali Beaufighter (Coastal)
Admin Section RAF Takali  
No 501 AMES Ta Silch  
AHQ Malta Valetta  
Base Accounts Office Valetta  
Base Personnel Office Valetta  
Meteorological Station Valetta  
No 8 Sector Operations Room Valetta  
No 248 (Naval Co-operation) Wing Valetta  
No 841 AMES Wardia  
RAF Observer Corps Malta  
No 521 AMES Malta  
No 844 AMES Malta  
No 283 AMES Malta  

 

Middle East Command - HQ RAF Middle East, Cairo

Units in Cyrenaica, Libya & Tunisia

 
Unit Location 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 205 AMES RAF Aboukir  
No 4609 (Works) Flt RAF Aboukir  
No 24 Personnel Transit Camp RAF Aboukir  
No 508 AMES RAF Aboukir  
No 8 Engine Repair Section RAF Aboukir  
No 2903 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Aboukir  
RAF Station Abu Sueir    
No 73 Operational Training Unit RAF Abu Sueir  
Salvage Equipment Section RAF Abu Sueir  
No 3 Decoy and Deception Section RAF Abu Sueir  
No 4 Decoy and Deception Section RAF Abu Sueir  
No 2901 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Abu Sueir  
No 128 Maintenance Unit RAF Abu Sultan  
No 209 ASR Unit Abu Zenima Also shown at Tripoli
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 AMES Alexandria  
HQ No 219 Group Alexandria  
No 11 Meteorological Forecast Unit 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  
Marine Craft Section, ASR Organisation Alexandria  
No 604 AMES Ali Awad  
Aviation Meteorological Services Almaza  
No 51 MT Company Almaza  
No 22 Personnel Transit Camp Almaza  
School of Hygiene Almaza  
SAAF Base Depot Almaza  
No 1411 (Meteorological) Flt Almaza Gladiator
No 12 S & T Column Almaza  
No 4 Mobile Sanitary Unit Almaza  
No 11 Anti-Malarial Control Unit c/o 22 PTC Almaza  
No 12 Anti-Malarial Control Unit c/o 22 PTC Almaza  
No 33 Sector Operations Room c/o 22 PTC Almaza  
No 2906 Sqn RAF Regiment Almaza  
Care & Maintenance Party RAF Station Amriya (LG29)  
No 886 AMES Appolonia  
No 1 (ME) Rest Centre Appolonia  
No 221 AMES Appolonia  
No 30 Wireless Unit Azizia  
RAF (Middle East) Central Gunnery School Ballah  
No 2904 Sqn RAF Regiment Ballah  
Balloon and Oxygen Centre Baalwa  
No 253 AMES Baltim  
No 117 (Transport) Sqn Bilbeis Hudson
No 259 AMES Bir El Abd  
No 1 Engine Repair Section Boulac  
No 4 Engine Repair Section Boulac  
No 109 Maintenance Unit Boulac  
No 3 Sqn SAAF Bersis Hurricane
No 3 Company, No 8 Air Formation Signals Battisti  
No 205 Group Bir El Gardabia (Misurata)  
No 231 Wing Bir El Gardabia (Misurata)  
No 236 Wing Bir El Gardabia (Misurata)  
No 37 Sqn Bir El Gardabia (Misurata) Wellington
No 40 Sqn Bir El Gardabia (Misurata) Wellington
No 70 Sqn Bir El Gardabia (Misurata) Wellington
No 104 Sqn Bir El Gardabia (Misurata) Wellington
No 462 Sqn RAAF Bir El Gardabia (Misurata) Halifax
No 205 Group Communication Flight Bir El Gardabia (Misurata)  
No 13 Meteorological Forecast Unit Bir El Gardabia (Misurata)  
No 61 Repair and Salvage Unit Bir El Gardabia (Misurata)  
No 4 S & T Column Bir El Gardabia (Misurata) Also shown at Misurata
No 2920 Sqn RAF Regiment Bir El Gardabia (Misurata)  
No 51 Refuelling & Re-arming Party Ben Gardane  
No 15 Sector Operations Room Bu Amud  
No 845 AMES Bu Amud  
No 5 Signals Centre Bu Amud  
No 80 Sqn Bu Amud Hurricane
No 36 Wireless Unit Bu Amud  
No 46 Sqn - Detachment Bu Amud Beaufighter (Fighter)
No 123 Sqn Bu Amud Hurricane
No 35 Wireless Unit Bu Amud  
No 215 AMES Benghazi  
No 515 AMES Benghazi  
No 832 AMES Benghazi  
RAF Hospital Benghazi  
No 23 Meteorological Forecast Unit - Detachment Benghazi  
No 977 Sqn Benghazi Mk VI Balloon
No 25 Embarkation Unit Benghazi  
No 122 Maintenance Unit (AAP) Benghazi  
No 5030 AMES Benghazi  
No 20 Type 'M' W/T Station Benghazi  
No 1 Field Unit Benghazi  
No 213 ASR Unit Benghazi  
No 247 Wing Berka  
No 32 Air Stores Park Berka  
No 54 Repair and Salvage Unit Berka  
No 136 Maintenance Unit (AAD) Berka  
No 16 Decoy and Deception Section Berka  
No 38 Sqn Berka Wellington
No 203 Sqn Berka Blenheim IV
No 25 Personnel Transit Centre Berka  
No 1 General Reconnaissance Unit - Detachment Berka Wellington
No 2919 Sqn RAF Regiment Berka  
No 33 Sqn Bersis Hurricane
No 7 (SAAF) Sqn Bersis Hurricane
Base Salvage Section - Detachment Bersis  
RAF Station Benina    
No 1563 Meteorological Flight RAF Benina  
No 212 Group RAF Benina  
No 16 Wireless Unit RAF Benina  
No 162 Sqn RAF Benina Wellington/Blenheim
No 6 Signals Centre RAF Benina  
No 2918 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Benina  
HQ RAF Middle East Cairo  
Base Personnel Office Cairo  
AHQ Air Defences, Eastern Mediterranean 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  
Directorate of Air Force Welfare Cairo  
RAF Station Cairo West    
No 1 ME Ferry Control Cairo West  
No 10 Staging Post Cairo West  
British Airways Reception Flight Cairo West  
No 216 Sqn Cairo West Bombay/Hudson
No 267 Sqn Cairo West Hudson
No 3 Anti Amaryl Unit Cairo West  
No 4 Anti Amaryl Unit Cairo West  
No 2907 Sqn RAF Regiment Cairo West  
No 17 Staging Post Castel Benito  
No 8 (ME) Signals Centre Castel Benito  
No 89 Sqn Castel Benito Beaufighter (Fighter)
No 10 Heavy Mobile W/T Unit Castel Benito  
No 117 (Transport) Sqn - Detachment Castel Benito Hudson
No 6 Ferry Control Castel Benito  
No 14 Meteorological Forecast Unit - Detachment Castel Benito  
No 6 Heavy Mobile W/T Unit Castel Benito  
No 1 Mobile Sanitary Unit Castel Benito  
No 2923 Sqn RAF Regiment Castel Benito  
No 2931 Sqn RAF Regiment Castel Benito  
No 2932 Sqn RAF Regiment Castel Benito  
No 2933 Sqn RAF Regiment Castel Benito  
No 94 Sqn Cyrene Hurricane
No 16 Sector Operations Room Cyrene  
No 2917 Sqn RAF Regiment Cyrene  
No 204 AMES Damietta  
No 842 AMES Damietta  
No 605 AMES Damietta  
No 2 Field Unit Dekheila  
RNAS Dekheila Dekheila  
No 775 Sqn FAA Dekheila  
No 278 AMES Derna  
No 148 Sqn Derna Halifax/Liberator
No 43 Wireless Unit Driana  
No 17 Sector Operations Room Driana  
RAF Station Edcu/Edku    
No 272 Sqn - Detachment RAF Edcu Beaufighter (Coastal)
No 46 Sqn RAF Edcu Beaufighter (Fighter)
No 451 Sqn RAAF RAF Edcu Hurricane
No 227 Sqn RAF Edcu Beaufighter (Coastal)
No 2910 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Edcu  
No 112 Maintenance Unit El Agrud  
No 2913 Sqn RAF Regiment El Agrud  
No 257 AMES El Daba  
No 540 AMES El Daba  
No 2 Wireless Unit El Daba  
No 239 AMES El Arish  
No 24 Wireless Unit El Arish  
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
No 629 AMES El Hamma  
No 34 Wireless Unit Es Sultan  
No 117 (Transport) Sqn - Detachment El Djem Hudson
No 216 Sqn - Detachment El Djem  
No 2 Company, No 8 Air Formation Signals RAF El Adem  
No 12 Staging Post RAF El Adem  
No 7 S & T Column RAF El Adem  
Base Salvage Section - Detachment RAF El Adem  
No 23 Meteorological Forecast Unit RAF El Adem  
Stores Detachment RAF El Adem  
No 2915 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF El Adem  
No 55 Embarkation Unit Fanara  
HQ No 5 (ME) Aircraft Repair Unit Fayid  
No 7 Engine Repair Section Fayid  
No 63 Repair and Salvage Unit Fayid  
RAF Admin Echelon (Fayid) Fayid  
HQ, No 8 Air Formation Signals Guarscia  
N 1 Company, No 8 Air Formation Signals Guarscia  
No 2912 Sqn RAF Regiment Gamil  
No 232 AMES Gebel Hamzi  
No 2 Aircraft Delivery Unit (ME) Gebel Hamzi  
No 135 Maintenance Unit Gebel Hamzi  
No 974 Sqn Geneifa Mk VI Balloons
No 75 (GR) OTU Gianaclis  
No 36 Air Stores Park Gianaclis  
No 55 Repair and Salvage Unit Gianaclis  
No 39 Sqn - Detachment Gianaclis Beaufort
No 2909 Sqn RAF Regiment Gianaclis  
No 178 Sqn Ghemines Halifax
No 17 Wireless Unit Giovanni (Berka)  
No 235 Wing Gambut  
No 459 Sqn RAAF Gambut Hudson III
No 58 Refuelling and Re-arming Party Gambut  
No 454 Sqn RAAF Gambut Blenheim V
No 55 Repair and Salvage Unit - Detachment Gambut  
No 2916 Sqn RAF Regiment Gambut  
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
Fighter Controllers Training School RAF Heliopolis  
No 17 Decoy and Deception Section RAF Heliopolis  
No 4616 (Works) Flight RAF Heliopolis  
No 1 Anti Amaryl Unit RAF Heliopolis  
No 2 Anti Amaryl Unit RAF Heliopolis  
HQ No 3 Air Formation Signals RAF Heliopolis  
Standard Committee of Adjustment RAF Heliopolis  
No 20 Air Delivery and Reception Unit RAF Heliopolis  
Air Supply Development Centre RAF Heliopolis  
No 2916 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Heliopolis  
HQ W/T Transmitting Station Helmieh  
RAF Station Helwan    
No 23 Personnel Transit Camp 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 1 Hellenic Air Force Technical Unit RAF Helwan  
RAF Camouflage Development Section RAF Helwan  
School of Cookery RAF Helwan  
Middle East Signals School RAF Helwan  
Nos 20 & 21 D and D Sections RAF Helwan  
Polish Flight c/o No 23 PTC RAF Helwan  
AMES Reserve Pool, with the following in the pool: -

233, 267, 371, 402, 403, 404, 406, 407, 528, 531, 532, 533, 534, 536, 537, 873, 541, 886, 8503, 565, 580, 5011, 5012, 280, 303, 304, 607, 608, 610, 576, 887, 277, 509, 506, 622, 623, 624, & 625

RAF Helwan  
No 2902 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Helwan

 

No 275 AMES Homs  
No 888 AMES Homs  
No 401 AMES Ikingi-Mariut  
RAF Station Ismailia    
No 260 (Balloon) Wing RAF Ismailia  
Inter-Command W/T Station RAF Ismailia  
No 3 Sqn, No 3 Air Formation Signals RAF Ismailia  
No 1 Technical School (American Aircraft) RAF Ismailia  
No 1 General Reconnaissance Unit RAF Ismailia Wellington
No 3 (ME) Aircraft Repair Unit RAF Ismailia Also shown at Mellaha
Middle East Filter Training School RAF Ismailia  
No 405 AMES RAF Ismailia  
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  
Inter Services Cypher Production Unit Kafr El Farouk  
No 107 Maintenance Unit Kasfareet  
No 21 Personnel Transit Centre Kasfareet  
No 1 (ME) Aircrew Reception Centre c/o 21 PTC Kasfareet  
No 4606 (Works) Flight Kasfareet  
No 9 Engine Repair Section Kasfareet  
No 106 Maintenance Unit Khanka  
Master Provision Office Khanka  
No 2905 Sqn RAF Regiment Khanka  
No 533 AMES Kantara  
No 140 Maintenance Unit Khataba  
No 2908 Sqn RAF Regiment Khataba  
No 9 S & T Column Lete  
No 13 (Hellenic) Sqn LG 7 (Sidi Haneish) Blenheim
No 235 Wing - Detachment LG 7 (Sidi Haneish)  
No 42 Wireless Unit LG 8 (Mersa Matruh Area)  
No 335 (Hellenic) Sqn LG 8 (Mersa Matruh Area) Hurricane
No 815 Sqn FAA LG 8 (Mersa Matruh Area)  
No 52 Sqn LG 91 (Amriya Area) Blenheim V
No 458 Sqn RAAF - Detachment LG 91 (Amriya Area) Wellington
No 245 Wing LG 91 (Amriya Area)  
No 16 (SAAF) Sqn LG 91 (Amriya Area) Blenheim V
No 237 Sqn LG 106 (El Daba) Hurricane
No 336 (Hellenic) Sqn LG 121 (Sidi Barrani) Hurricane
No 58 Repair and Salvage Unit LG 207 (Abu Sueir Area)  
No 1 Aircraft Replacement Pool - Detachment LG 209 (Suez Road)  
No 5 (ME) Aircraft Repair Unit (Sub-Section) LG 216 (Shallufa Area)  
No 108 Maintenance Unit LG 222 (Fayoum Road Area)  
No 5 Decoy & Deception Section LG 222 (Fayoum Road Area)  
No 6 Decoy & Deception Section LG 222 (Fayoum Road Area)  
No 15 Staging Post Luxor  
No 5 Anti Amaryl Unit Luxor  
No 6 Anti Amaryl Unit Luxor  
No 843 AMES Misfaq (Sinai)  
No 5 Engine Repair Section Mansourah  
No 101 Maintenance Unit Masara  
No 15 (South African) Sqn Mariut Blenheim V
No 201 Group Communication Flight Mariut  
No 831 AMES Mariut  
No 26 AACU - Detachment Mariut  
No 132 Maintenance Unit Matariya  
No 2 Middle East Signals Centre Matariya  
No 680 Sqn Matariya Spitfire (PR)
No 603 AMES Mex  
No 274 Sqn Mellaha Hurricane
No 3 (ME) Aircraft Repair Unit Mellaha Also shown at RAF Ismailia
No 2921 Sqn RAF Regiment Mellaha  
No 44 Wireless Unit Moascar  
RAF Station Mersa Matruh    
No 58 Repair and Salvage Unit - Detachment RAF Mersa Matruh  
No 260 AMES RAF Mersa Matruh  
No 29 Sector Operations Room RAF Mersa Matruh  
No 1 Company, No 3 Air Formation Signals RAF Mersa Matruh  
No 211 ASR Unit RAF Mersa Matruh  
No 11 Staging Post RAF Mersa Matruh  
Station Stores RAF Mersa Matruh  
No 527 AMES RAF Mersa Matruh  
No 2911 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Mersa Matruh  
No 16 Staging Post Marble Arch  
No 252 Sqn Magrum Beaufighter (Coastal)
No 134 Sqn Matariya Hurricane
No 213 Sqn Misurata Hurricane
No 294 AMES Misurata  
No 1 Sector Operations Room Misurata  
No 47 Sqn Misurata Beaufort
No 37 Air Stores Park Misurata  
No 54 Refuelling & Re-arming Party Misurata  
No 41 Wireless Unit Misurata  
No 57 Repair & Salvage Unit Misurata  
No 238 Wing Misurata  
No 603 Sqn Misurata Beaufighter (Coastal)
No 4 S & T Column Misurata Also shown at Bir El Gardabia (Misurata)
No 22 RAF Mobile Field Hospital Misurata  
No 2 Mobile Servicing Unit (Torpedo) Misurata  
No 54 Repair and Salvage Unit - Detachment Misurata  
No 2922 Sqn RAF Regiment Misurata  
No 522 AMES Medinine (Tunisia) Also shown at Gouberine
No 2930 Sqn RAF Regiment Masaken  
No 20 Embarkation Unit Port Said  
No 12 Sector Operations Room Port Said  
No 219 AMES Port Said  
Marine Repair Base Port Said  
Carrier Pigeon Service Unit Port Said  
Baltimore House Port Said  
No 238 Sqn Port Said Hurricane
No 519 AMES Port Said  
No 19 Embarkation Unit Port Twefik  
No 4601 Works Flight Qadima  
No 27 Wireless Unit Sidi Bishir  
RAF Station Shallufa    
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 - Detachment RAF Shallufa Wellington VIII
Middle East Armament School RAF Shallufa  
No 2914 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Shallufa  
RAF Station Shandur    
No 21 Sector Operations Room RAF Shandur  
No 108 Sqn RAF Shandur Beaufighter (Fighter)
No 505 AMES Sidi Barakat  
No 276 AMES Sidi Barrani  
No 13 Sector Operations Room Smouha  
RAF Movements Control Shellal  
No 523 AMES Suez  
Marine Craft Unit Suez  
No 276 Signals Wing Suez Road  
No 4 Field Unit Suez Road  
No 8 Field Unit Suez Road  
No 252 AMES Sorman  
No 846 AMES Sorman  
No 261 AMES Tel el Kebir  
No 826 AMES Tel el Kebir  
No 626 AMES Tahag  
No 627 AMES Tahag  
No 628 AMES Tahag  
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 4602 (Works) Flight Tura  
No 6 Mobile Sanitary Unit Tura  
No 282 AMES Telmita  
No 977 Sqn - Detachment Tobruk Mk VI Balloon
No 212 ASR Unit Tobruk  
No 220 AMES Tobruk  
No 526 AMES Tobruk  
No 66 Embarkation Unit Tobruk  
No 5020 AMES Tobruk  
No 214 Group Tripoli  
No 2 Sector Operations Room Tripoli  
No 121 Maintenance Unit (AAP) Tripoli  
No 976 Sqn Tripoli Mk VI Balloon
No 1564 Meteorological Flight Tripoli  
No 210 Group Tripoli  
No 11 S & T Column Tripoli  
No 113 Maintenance Unit Tripoli  
No 14 Meteorological Forecast Unit Tripoli  
No 24 RAF Mobile Field Hospital Tripoli  
No 295 AMES Tripoli  
No 535 AMES Tripoli  
No 880 AMES Tripoli  
No 881 AMES Tripoli  
No 7 S & T Column - Detachment Tripoli  
HQ No 9 Air Formation Signals and Nos 1 & 3 Companies Tripoli  
No 32 Wireless Unit Tripoli  
No 209 ASR Unit Tripoli Also shown at Abu Zenima
No 982 Sqn Tripoli Mk VI Balloons
No 141 Maintenance Unit Tripoli  
No 39 Personnel Transit Centre Tripoli  
No 262 AMES Wadi Gindali  
No 251 AMES Wadi Natrun  
No 5053 Works Sqn Zamalek  
No 114 Maintenance Unit Zavia  
No 61 Repair and Salvage Unit - Detachment Zuara  
No 38 Wireless Unit Zuara  
No 2 Company, No 9 Air Formation Signals Zuara  
No 1 Flying Control Station c/o HQ Air Defences, Eastern Mediterranean  
No 8 Anti- Malarial Control Unit c/o HQ Air Defences, Eastern Mediterranean  
No 9 Anti- Malarial Control Unit c/o HQ Air Defences, Eastern Mediterranean  
No 18 Decoy and Deception Section c/o No 231 Wing  

AHQ 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  
Officer Cadet Training Unit (RAF Regiment) Amman  
No 49 Wireless Unit Athlet  
RAF Station Aqir    
Carrier Pigeon Service Unit RAF Aqir  
No 14 Staging Post RAF Aqir  
No 2 Hellenic Air Force Technical Unit RAF Aqir  
No 1 Repair and Salvage Unit RAF Aqir  
No 74 Operational Training Unit RAF Aqir  
No 5 Mobile Sanitary Unit RAF Aqir  
No 120 Maintenance Unit Beit Oved  
No 34 Air Stores Park Beit Oved  
RAF Station Gaza    
Royal Hellenic Air Force Depot RAF Gaza  
No 18 Sector Operations Room RAF Gaza  
No 129 Maintenance Unit RAF Gaza  
RAF Station H4    
No 28 Personnel Transit Centre Hadeira  
RAF Regiment Pool Hadeira  
No 2925 Sqn, RAF Regiment Hadeira  
No 3230 Servicing Commando c/o No 28 PTC Hadeira  
No 3231 Servicing Commando c/o No 28 PTC Hadeira  
No 3232 Servicing Commando c/o No 28 PTC Hadeira  
No 14 Wireless Unit Hadeira  
No 33 Wireless Unit Hadeira  
No 209 Group RAF Haifa  
No 233 Wing RAF 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 208 ASR Unit RAF Haifa  
No 2 Mobile Sanitary Unit RAF Haifa  
AHQ Levant Jerusalem  
Meteorological Section Jerusalem  
HQ No 5 Air Formation Signals Jerusalem  
RAF Station Lydda    
Communication Flt RAF Lydda  
Carrier Pigeon Unit RAF Lydda  
No 1413 (Meteorological) Flt RAF Lydda Gladiator
WAAF Depot RAF Lydda  
No 7 Anti-Malarial Control Unit RAF Lydda  
No 52 MT Company Qastina (Aqir)  
Carrier Pigeon Unit Ramat David  
No 4 (ME) Training School Ramat David  
RAF Station 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  
No 4613 (Works) Flight RAF Ramleh  
No 3 Hellenic Air Force Technical Unit RAF Ramleh  
No 5 Hellenic Air Force Technical Unit RAF Ramleh  
No 29 Wireless Unit RAF Ramleh  
No 23 Meteorological Forecast Unit RAF Ramleh  
Telecommunication Centre, Levant RAF Ramleh  
No 8 S & T Column Rehoveth  
Carrier Pigeon Unit St Jean  
No 127 Sqn 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  

AHQ 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 3 Anti-Malarial Control Unit Aleppo  
No 213 Group (Nucleus) Beirut  
No 241 Wing Beirut  
No 287 AMES Beirut  
No 23 Sector Operations Room Beirut  
No 973 (Balloon) Sqn Beirut Mk VI Balloons
No 211 Mobile Meteorological Unit Beirut  
No 3 Company, No 5 Air Formation Signals Beirut  
No 21 Meteorological Forecast Unit Beirut  
No 31 Wireless Unit Beirut  
No 516 AMES Beirut  
No 701 Sqn FAA Beirut  
No 127 Sqn - Detachment Beirut Hurricane
No 208 Sqn (1 Flight) Beirut Hurricane
No 123 Maintenance Unit Baalbeck  
No 1 Anti-Malarial Control Unit Kliete  
No 973 (Balloon) Sqn - Detachment Tripoli Mk VI Balloons
No 34 Air Stores Park - 1 Section Quocier  
RN Aircraft Repair Unit Rayak  

AHQ Levant - Cyprus

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 25 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  
No 2 Company, No 5 Air Formation Signals Nicosia  
No 56 Refuelling and Re-arming Party Nicosia  
No 2924 Sqn, RAF Regiment Nicosia  
No 22 Meteorological Forecast Unit Nicosia  
No 1565 Meteorological Flight Nicosia  
No 127 Sqn - Detachment Nicosia Hurricane
No 237 AMES Paphos  
No 578 AMES Paphos  
No 25A Fighter Sector Operations Room Paphos  
No 207 ASR Unit Paphos  

AHQ Iraq & Persia

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station 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  
Meteorological Station RAF Abadan  
No 5 Anti-Malarial Control Unit RAF Abadan  
No 1 Armoured Car Company, 1 Section Ainzala  
RAF Station Baghdad    
Advanced AHQ Iraq and Persia RAF Baghdad  
Combined Intelligence Centre RAF Baghdad  
HQ & No 1 Company, No 6 Air Formation Signals RAF 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 c/o 215 Group RAF Basrah  
No 6 Anti-Malarial Control Unit RAF Basrah  
RAF Station Bahrein    
No 601 AMES Disful  
No 621 AMES Disful  
No 525 AMES Fao  
RAF Station H3   Emergency Landing Ground
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 RAF Levies RAF Habbaniya  
No 134 Maintenance Unit RAF Habbaniya  
No 1415 Meteorological Flight RAF Habbaniya  
No 4 Anti-Malarial Control Unit RAF Habbaniya  
No 4 Ferry Control; controlling Staging Posts at: -
  • No 40 - Habbaniya
  • No 41 - H3
  • No 42 - Shaibah
  • No 43 - Bahrein
  • No 44 - Sharjah
RAF Habbaniya

 

 

 

 
No 3 Field Unit RAF Habbaniya  
No 126 Maintenance Unit (Air Ammunition Park) Hamadan  
No 240 Sqn - Detachment Jiwani Catalina
No 125 Maintenance Unit (Air Ammunition Park) K1  
No 208 Sqn K1 Hurricane
Sea Rescue Flt Khorkwai  
No 2 Company, No 6 Air Formation Signals c/o 217 Group Kirkuk  
No 266 AMES Kut-Abdullah  
RAF Station Masira    
No 244 Sqn - Detachment RAF Masira Blenheim, 1 Flight
W/T Station RAF Masira  
RAF Station Mosul    
Meteorological Station RAF Mosul  
RAF Station Mosul    
No 244 Sqn - Detachment RAF Ras El Hadd Blenheim
W/T Station RAF Ras El Hadd  
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 74 Sqn - Detachment RAF Shaibah Hurricane
Aircraft Erection Unit (Iraq and Persia) RAF Shaibah  
RAF Station Sharjah    
No 244 Sqn RAF Sharjah Blenheim
No 321 Mobile Meteorological Unit Suleiman Beg  
No 322 Mobile Meteorological Unit Suleiman Beg  
No 256 AMES Tal Al Jabarah  
No 503 AMES Tanuma  
No 847 AMES Tanuma  
RAF Station Teheran    
No 138 Maintenance Unit RAF Teheran  
No 74 Sqn RAF Teheran Hurricane
RAF Rest Camp RAF Teheran  
No 3 Sector Operations Room RAF Teheran  
No 127 Maintenance Unit Zubair  
No 331 Mobile Meteorological Unit c/o 3rd Corps, 10th Army  
RAF Unit (Admin), Iraq c/o 3rd Corps, 10th Army  

 

No 203 Group - Sudan and Eritrea

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Asmara    
No 2 British Airways Repair Unit RAF Asmara  
No 16 Anti Amaryl Unit RAF Asmara  
No 71 Operational Training Unit Carthago  
No 1412 (Meteorological) Flt - Detachment Carthago  
No 11 Anti Amaryl Unit El Fasher  
No 12 Anti Amaryl Unit El Fasher  
No 9 Anti Amaryl Unit El Geneina  
No 10 Anti Amaryl Unit El Geneina  
No 13 Anti Amaryl Unit El Obeid  
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 Gladiator
No 139 Maintenance Unit RAF Khartoum  
No 15 Anti Amaryl Unit RAF Khartoum  
No 203 Group Communication Flight RAF Khartoum  
No 216 Sqn - Detachment RAF Khartoum  
No 48 Embarkation Unit Massawa  
Care & Maintenance Party Nyala  
No 23 Embarkation Unit Port Sudan  
No 117 Maintenance Unit Port Sudan  
Care & Maintenance Party Summit  
RAF Movements Detachment RAF Wadi Halfa  
No 14 Anti Amaryl Unit RAF Wadi Halfa  
RAF Station Wadi Saidna    
No 2 (ME) Ferry Control; controlling Staging Posts at: -
  • No 23 - Asmara
  • No 21 - Atbara
  • No 24 - El Fasher
  • No 25 - El Genina
  • No 26 - El Obeid
  • No 29 - Juba
  • No 28 - Malakal
  • No 22 - Wadi Halfa
  • No 20 - Wadi Saidna
RAF Wadi Saidna

 

 

 

 

 

 
No 7 Anti Amaryl Unit RAF Wadi Saidna  
No 8 Anti Amaryl Unit RAF Wadi Saidna  

 

East Africa, Abyssinia, Somaliland and Madagascar

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Dar-es-Salaam    
No 230 Sqn RAF Dar-es-Salaam Sunderland
No 41 (SAAF) Sqn - Detachment Diredawa  
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  
No 25 AACU RAF Eastleigh  
Base Accounts Office Eldoret  
RAF Station Gilgil    
No 6 (ME) Ammunition Depot Kajiado  
No 209 Sqn Kapivu (Mombasa) Catalina
No 259 Sqn Kapivu (Mombasa) Catalina
No 5002 AMES Kilifi  
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  
Marine Craft Unit Lindi  
RN Air Station Mackinnon Road    
RAF Station Mogadishu    
Carrier Pigeon Service Unit RAF Mogadishu  
Carrier Pigeon Service Unit Mombasa  
AHQ East Africa Nairobi  
No 2 Anti-Malarial Control Unit c/o AHQ Nairobi  
No 10 Anti-Malarial Control Unit c/o AHQ Nairobi  
SAAF Reception Depot Nairobi  
RN Air Station Nairobi  
No 17 Anti Amaryl Unit Nairobi  
No 18 Anti Amaryl Unit Nairobi  
No 19 Anti Amaryl Unit Nairobi  
No 20 Anti Amaryl Unit Nairobi  
No 70 Operational Training Unit Nakuru  
No 72 Operational Training Unit Nanyuki  
No 3 Flying Control Station Nanyuki  
No 545 AMES Nayali  
RAF Station Port Reitz    
RN Air Station RAF Port Reitz  
Signals Section RAF Port Reitz  
No 246 Wing RAF Port Reitz  
Communications Flight - Detachment RAF Port Reitz  
No 5 Sector Operations Room RAF Port Reitz  
No 41 (SAAF) Sqn RAF Port Reitz Hurricane
RN Air Station Tanga  
No 105 Maintenance Unit Thika  
No 209 Sqn - Detachment Pamanxi (Mayotte Island) Catalina
No 258 Wing Diego Suarez (Madagascar)  
No 265 Sqn Ground Party Diego Suarez (Madagascar) Under No 222 Group
AHQ East Africa - Detachment Mauritius  

 

Aden

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
Marine Section Hedjuff  
No 17 (SAAF) Sqn 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  
Armoured Car Section Little Aden  
RAF Station Sheikh Othman   Under USAAF Control
Casualty Clearing Station RAF Sheikh Othman  
No 3 Middle East Ferry Control; controlling Staging Posts at: -
  • No 33 - Masira
  • No 31 - Riyan
  • No 32 - Salaia
  • No 30 - 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 (Balloon) Flight (Nucleus) Steamer Point  
No 50 Embarkation Unit Steamer Point  
Telecommunication Centre Aden  

 

USAAF Operational Units

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
HQ 9th US Air Force Cairo  
HQ 9th US Air Force - Advanced HQ Tripoli  
HQ 9th US Fighter Command Cairo  
IX Bomber Command Cairo  
HQ Western Desert Task Forces c/o AHQ Western Desert (Advanced)  
376th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Berka B-24D
512th Sqn Berka  
513th Sqn Berka  
514th Sqn Berka  
515th Sqn Berka  
98th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Benina B-24D
345th Sqn Benina  
415th Sqn Benina  
343rd Sqn Lete  
344th Sqn Lete  
340th Bombardment Group (Medium) Kabrit  
486th Sqn Kabrit  
487th Sqn Kabrit  
488 Sqn Kabrit  
489th Sqn Kabrit  
324th Fighter Group Kabrit P-40F/P-40K
315th Sqn Kabrit  
9th Fighter Wing Kabrit  
316th Troop Carrier Group Ismailia  
36th Troop Carrier Sqn Fayid C-47/C-53
37th Troop Carrier Sqn Fayid C-47/C-53
44th Troop Carrier Sqn Fayid  
45th Troop Carrier Sqn Castle Verdi DC3

Units not formed: -

Nos 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 RSUs

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

No 5577 Works Construction Flight

No 3 Mobile Photographic Photo Section

No 262 Sqn

No 305 MSSU

No 3225 Servicing Commando

Nos 3, 4, 5 & 6 ALG Signals Sections

Nos 3, 4, 5 & 6 HQ Signals Sections

Nos 23 & 24 AACUs

Units reduced to cadre or 'Number Only' basis: -

 
No 217 Group Kirkuk  
No 218 Group RAF Shaibah  
No 237 Wing Teheran  
No 240 Wing    
No 243 Wing    
No 263 Wing    
No 283 Wing RAF Asmara  
No 284 Wing    
No 147 Sqn    
No 163 Sqn    
No 2 (Yugo-Slav) Sqn    
No 1436 (Barrage Balloon) Flt (Nucleus)    
No 1438 (Strategic Reconnaissance) Flight   Blenheim
No 1439 (Strategic Reconnaissance) Flight    
No 4 Sector Operations Room    
No 35 Air Stores Park    
No 38 Air Stores Park    
No 42 Air Stores Park    
No 4 (ME) Aircraft Repair Unit    
No 55 Refuelling & Re-arming Party    
No 57 Refuelling & Re-arming Party    
No 59 Refuelling & Re-arming Party    
No 60 Refuelling & Re-arming Party    
No 52 Repair and Salvage Unit (Cadre)    
No 56 Repair and Salvage Unit    
No 2 (ME) Training School    
No 1 Technical School (American Aircraft)    
Naval Co-operation Ground Training Centre    
No 49 Embarkation Unit    
No 8 Decoy & Deception Section (Number basis)    
No 9 Decoy & Deception Section    
No 10 Decoy & Deception Section (Number basis)    
No 11 Decoy & Deception Section    
No 12 Decoy & Deception Section    
No 13 Decoy and Deception Section    
No 15 Decoy & Deception Section    
No 20 Sector Operations Room    
No 4 (ME) MT Repair Section    
No 4 Signals Centre    
No 110 Maintenance Unit    
No 118 Maintenance Unit    
No 137 Maintenance Unit (Advanced Aircraft Depot)    
No 3 (ME) MT Light Repair Unit    

Source - June 1943 SD161

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