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Middle East Commands - April 1944


[HQ Units | MAAF | MATAF | MACAF | MPRW | AHQ Malta | No 205 Group | No 214 Group | No 218 Group | No 242 Group | Air Formation Signals | RAF Middle East | AHQ Eastern Mediterranean | Levant | AHQ Iraq & Persia | AHQ East Africa | HQBF Aden| No 203 Group | No 206 Group | No 216 Group]

Command HQ Units

 
Command HQ Location/Address Notes
HQ Mediterranean Allied Air Forces Caserta  
HQ Mediterranean Allied Air Forces (Algiers) Algiers  
HQ Mediterranean Allied Air Forces (La Marsa) La Marsa  
HQ Mediterranean Allied Tactical Air Force Caserta  
HQ Mediterranean Allied Coastal Air Force Algiers  
AHQ Malta Valetta  
HQ Desert Air Force San Severo  
HQ Mediterranean Allied Strategical Air Force Bari  
HQ Mediterranean Allied PR Command San Severo  

 

Mediterranean Allied Air Forces

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
HQ Mediterranean Allied Air Forces (Algiers) Algiers  
No 13 RAF Postal HQ Algiers  
Advance HQ South African Air Force Algiers  
HQ Mediterranean Allied Strategical Air Force Bari  
Air Division Allied Control Commission Bari  
No 1586 (Polish) Flight Brindisi  
No 334 Wing Brindisi Under operational control MAAF/HQME
No 624 Sqn Brindisi Halifax
No 148 Sqn Brindisi Halifax, Under operational control MAAF/HQME
No 59 Repair and Salvage Unit Canne (Italy)  
No 135 Air Stores Park Capua/Casino Road  
HQ Mediterranean Allied Air Forces Caserta (Italy)  
'S' Force Caserta (Italy)  
No 232 Wing Celone  
No 18 Sqn Celone Boston
No 114 Sqn Celone Boston
No 223 Sqn Celone Baltimore
No 121 (AAP) Maintenance Unit (13 Air Ammunition Park) Cerignola (Italy)  
No 121 (AAP) Maintenance Unit Chicuti  
No 121 (AAP) Maintenance Unit (15 Air Ammunition Park) Chicuti  
No 310 Supply & Transport Column Chicuti  
No 311 Supply & Transport Column Chicuti  
No 239 Wing Cutella  
No 112 Sqn Cutella Kittyhawk
No 5 Sqn SAAF Cutella Kittyhawk
No 450 Sqn RAAF Cutella Kittyhawk
No 3 Sqn RAAF Cutella Kittyhawk
No 250 Sqn Cutella Kittyhawk
No 260 Sqn Cutella Kittyhawk
No 2856 AA Sqn RAF Regiment Cutella  
No 2 Light Warning Unit HQ Fratta Maggiore, nr Naples  
No 304 Mobile Signals Servicing Unit Fratta Maggiore, nr Naples  
Desert Air Force Communication Flt - Detachment Foggia  
No 31 Air Stores Park Foggia  
No 40 Air Stores Park (Main Air Freight) - Detachment Foggia  
No 53 Repair and Salvage Unit Foggia  
No 10 MT Light Repair Unit Foggia  
No 25 RAF Mobile Field Hospital Foggia  
No 30 RAF Mobile Field Hospital Foggia  
No 1 Anti-Malarial Control Unit Foggia  
No 600 Sqn Gaudo Beaufighter
No 2 Repair and Salvage Unit Gioia  
No 655 Sqn Italy Auster
No 324 Wing Lago  
No 43 Sqn Lago Spitfire
No 72 Sqn Lago Spitfire
No 93 Sqn Lago Spitfire
No 111 Sqn Lago Spitfire
No 225 Sqn Lago Spitfire
No 40 (SAAF) Sqn Lago Spitfire
No 113 Repair and Salvage Unit Lago  
No 3 (ME) MT Light Repair Unit - Detachment Lago  
No 2859 Sqn RAF Regiment Lago  
HQ Mediterranean Allied Air Forces (La Marsa) La Marsa  
No 244 Wing Marcianise  
No 18 Sqn - Detachment Marcianise Boston
No 92 Sqn Marcianise Spitfire
No 417 Sqn RCAF Marcianise Spitfire
No 601 Sqn Marcianise Spitfire
No 114 Sqn - Detachment Marcianise Boston
No 600 Sqn - Detachment Marcianise Beaufighter
No 145 Sqn Marcianise Spitfire
No 59 Repair and Salvage Unit - Detachment Marcianise  
No 2858 AA Sqn RAF Regiment Marcianise  
No 121 Maintenance Unit (16 Air Ammunition Park) Montenero  
No 1 MORU Penna Point  
No 306 Mobile Signals Servicing Unit Penna Point  
No 40 Air Stores Park Petacciato  
No 90 Wireless Observer Unit Pomigliano  
No 2 Air Crew Reception Centre Rabat Sale  
HQ Desert Air Force San Severo  
No 336 PR Wing San Severo  
No 12 Meteorological Forecast Unit San Severo  
No 38 Personnel Transit Centre San Severo  
No 49 Wireless Unit Scerni  
No 21 RAF Mobile Field Hospital Serra Capriolo  
No 11 Anti-Malarial Control Unit Serra Capriolo  
Provost and Security Unit St Germain  
No 2857 AA Sqn RAF Regiment St Vito Marina  
No 121 Maintenance Unit (6 Air Ammunition Park) Taranto  
No 3 (SAAF) Wing Tortorella (Italy)  
No 12 (SAAF) Sqn Tortorella (Italy) Marauder
No 21 (SAAF) Sqn Tortorella (Italy) Baltimore
No 109 Repair and Salvage Unit Tortorella (Italy)  
No 4 Anti-Malarial Control Unit Torre-del-Greco  
No 7 (South African) Wing Trigno  
No 285 Wing Trigno  
No 1 (SAAF) Sqn Trigno Spitfire
No 2 (SAAF) Sqn Trigno Spitfire
No 4 (SAAF) Sqn Trigno Spitfire
No 40 (SAAF) Sqn Trigno Spitfire
No 2862 AA Sqn RAF Regiment Trigno  
RAF Movements Control Tunis  
Desert Air Force Communication Flt Vasto  
No 3 (ME) MT Light Repair Unit Vasto Also shown at Lago
No 1 (Middle East) Field Hygiene Unit Vasto  
No 651 AOP Sqn c/o Main 8th Army Auster
No 50 Mobile Signals Unit c/o Main 8th Army  
No 127 Mobile Meteorological Unit c/o 10th Corps, 5th Army  
No 654 AOP Sqn c/o 10th Corps, 5th Army Auster
No 125 Mobile Meteorological Unit c/o 5th Corps HQ  
No 126 Mobile Meteorological Unit c/o 13th Corps HQ  

AME Stations

267, 329, 332, 374, 628, 629, 871, 873, 877, 886, 887, 6003, 6004, 6008, 6011, 6037, 6038, 6039, 6040, 6041, 6042, 6043, 6044, 6045, 6060, 6061, 8015, 8028, 8033, 8035,  15051 & 15052

Mediterranean Allied Tactical Air Forces

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 110 RAF Beach Section Brindisi  
MATAF Communication Flight Capo Dichno  
No 9 AASC Caserta  
HQ Mediterranean Allied Tactical Air Forces Caserta  
No 241 Sqn Madna Spitfire
No 109 RAF Beach Section Naples  
No 111 RAF Beach Section Naples  
No 7 AASC Naples  
No 5 Beach Unit HQ Naples  
No 15 S & T Column San Spirito  
HQ Mediterranean Tactical Bomber Force Trocchia (Naples Area)  
No 15 Wireless Unit Vasto  
No 241 Sqn - Detachment Vesuvius Spitfire
AME Station
14027

Mediterranean Allied Coastal Air Forces

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
HQ Mediterranean Allied Coastal Air Forces Algiers  
No 1 Light Warning Unit HQ Algiers  
No 251 ASR Unit Algiers  
No 210 Group Algiers  
Radar Conversion School Algiers  
No 328 Wing Alghero (Sardinia)  
No 23 Sqn Alghero (Sardinia) Mosquito
No 39 Sqn Alghero (Sardinia) Beaufighter
No 111 Repair and Salvage Unit Alghero (Sardinia)  
No 1 Radar Servicing Station Alma Marine (Italy)  
No 254 Air Sea Rescue Unit Ajaccio (Corsica)  
No 283 Sqn - Detachment Ajaccio (Corsica) Walrus
No 70 Embarkation Unit Ajaccio (Corsica)  
No 983 Sqn Ajaccio (Corsica) Mk VI Balloons
No 2861 AA Sqn RAF Regiment Ajaccio (Corsica)  
No 2 Radar Servicing Station Bari (Italy)  
No 982 Sqn - Detachment Bastia Mk VI Balloons,
No 2 GR Operations Room Bastia  
No 7 Radar Servicing Station Bastia  
No 225 ASR Unit Bizerta  
RAF Station Blida    
No 5 Regional Flying Control Centre RAF Blida  
No 16 Supply & Transport Column - Detachment RAF Blida  
No 1578 (Calibration) Flt RAF Blida  
No 727 Sqn FAA RAF Blida Defiant TT
No 36 Sqn RAF Blida Wellington
No 14 Sqn RAF Blida Marauder
No 4 Radar Servicing Station RAF Blida  
MACAF Communication Flt RAF Blida  
RAF Station Bone    
No 252 Air Sea Rescue Unit RAF Bone  
No 458 Sqn RAAF RAF Bone Wellington
No 981 Sqn RAF Bone Mk VI Balloons
No 5 Radar Servicing Station RAF Bone  
No 293 Sqn RAF Bone Walrus
No 9 Italian RAF Labour Company RAF Bone  
No 283 Sqn Borgo (Corsica) Walrus
No 2866 AA Sqn RAF Regiment Borgo (Corsica)  
No 36 Sqn - Detachment Borizzo Wellington
No 500 Sqn - Detachment Borizzo Ventura
No 33 Air Stores Park Corte (Corsica)  
No 332 Wing Djidjelli  
No 1 Regional Flying Control Centre Foggia  
No 32 Sqn Foggia Spitfire
No 14 Sqn - Detachment Ghisonaccia (Corsica) Marauder
No 2 Regional Flying Control Centre Ghisonaccia (Corsica)  
No 111 Repair and Salvage Unit - Detachment Ghisonaccia (Corsica)  
No 3 Regional Flying Control Centre Grottaglie  
No 14 Sqn - Detachment Grottaglie Marauder
No 126 Sqn Grottaglie Spitfire
No 608 Sqn Grottaglie Hudson
No 982 Sqn Guyotville Mk VI Balloons
RAF Station La Senia    
No 500 Sqn RAF La Senia Ventura
No 982 Sqn - Detachment Madalena Mk VI Balloons, also shown at Algiers
MACAF Communication Flt - Detachment Maison Blanche  
No 6 Regional Flying Control Centre Malta  
No 69 Sqn Monte Corvino Baltimore
No 977 Sqn Naples Mk VI Balloons
No 6 Radar Servicing Station Naples  
No 223 ASR Unit Naples  
No 224 ASR Unit Naples  
No 982 Sqn - Detachment Oran Mk VI Balloons
No 337 Wing Oran  
No 153 Sqn Reghaia Beaufighter
No 338 Wing Reghaia  
Mark VIII Conversion Flight Reghaia  
No 3 Italian RAF Labour Company Reghaia  
No 74 Embarkation Unit Sardinia  
No 2869 AA Sqn RAF Regiment Sassari (Sardinia)  
No 33 Air Stores Park Sassari (Sardinia)  
No 4 Radar Servicing Station Sassari (Sardinia)  
No 4 Regional Flying Control Centre Sidi Amor  
No 287 Wing Sidi Amor  
No 7 Italian RAF Labour Company Sidi Amor  
No 2864 AA Sqn RAF Regiment Taranto  
No 1 Hydrogen Supply Unit Taranto  
No 981 Sqn Tindja (Bizerta) Mk VI Balloons
No 5 GR Operations Room (Mobile) Location (unknown)  

AME Stations

216, 226, 256, 275, 285, 286, 294, 295, 330, 372, 381, 387, 388, 389, 392, 880, 881, 889, 892, 893, 894, 895, 898, 6005, 6006, 6007, 6010, 8001, 8002, 8003, 8004, 8005, 8006, 8009, 8011, 8018, 8020, 11000, 11001, 11002, 14019, 16004, 23001 & 23002

AHQ Malta

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 272 Sqn Alghero (Sardinia) Beaufighter
No 986 Sqn Augusta Mk VI Balloons
No 614 Sqn Borizzo (Sicily) Liberator/Halifax
No 335 Wing Catania  
No 75 Embarkation Unit Catania  
No 118 Maintenance Unit Catania  
No 229 Sqn Catania Spitfire
No 3 Radar Servicing Station Catania  
No 52 Sqn Gibraltar Baltimore
RAF Station Hal Far    
No 185 Sqn RAF Hal Far Spitfire
AHQ Malta Communication Flight RAF Hal Far  
No 143 Maintenance Unit Hamrun  
HQ Air Sea Rescue RAF Kalafrana  
Inter-Command W/T Station RAF Kalafrana  
RAF Station Luqa    
No 108 Sqn RAF Luqa Beaufighter
No 221 Sqn RAF Luqa Wellington
No 256 Sqn RAF Luqa Mosquito
AMES Admin Section RAF Luqa  
No 204 Air Sea Rescue Unit Malta  
No 205 Air Sea Rescue Unit Malta  
AMES Holding Unit Malta  
No 1 Base Personnel Office 'B' Detachment Malta  
No 137 Maintenance Unit Malta  
No 303 Mobile Signals Servicing Unit Borizzo (Sicily)  
No 325 Wing Monte Corvino  
No 75 Embarkation Unit - Detachment Palermo  
No 2868 AA Sqn RAF Regiment Palermo  
Bombing Survey Unit Palermo  
No 87 Sqn Palermo Hurricane
No 335 Wing Satellite Palermo  
No 4 (Middle East) Field Hygiene Unit San Severo  
Inter-Command W/T Station Siggiewi (Malta)  
No 75 Embarkation Unit - Detachment Syracuse  
RAF Station Takali    
No 728 Sqn FAA RAF Takali Fulmar/Defiant
AMES Admin Section RAF Takali  
Italia Hotel Resthouse Taormina (Italy)  
AHQ Malta Valetta  
No 248 Wing Valetta  
No 8 Sector Operations Room Valetta  
Inter-Command W/T Station Valetta  

AME Stations

241, 242, 283, 314, 331, 501, 502, 504, 521, 841, 844, 896, 897, 6009, 6062, 8000, 8023, 8031 & 8043

 

Mediterranean Photographic Reconnaissance Wing

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 3 Mobile Field Photo Unit Foggia  
No 2 Mobile Field Photo Unit Pomigliano  
HQ Mediterranean Photographic Reconnaissance Wing San Severo  
No 60 (SAAF) Sqn San Severo Mosquito
No 682 Sqn San Severo Spitfire
No 683 Sqn San Severo Mosquito
No 682 Sqn - Detachment Vasto Spitfire

 

No 205 Group

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 330 Wing Amendola  
No 142 Sqn Amendola Wellington III
No 150 Sqn Amendola Wellington III
No 205 Group Bari  
No 205 Group Communication Flt Bari  
No 205 Group - Advance HQ Cerignola  
RAF Regiment Wing Cerignola  
No 4 Supply & Transport Column Cerignola  
No 37 Air Stores Park Cerignola Also shown in No 214 Group
No 2825 Sqn RAF Regiment Cerignola  
No 2771 Sqn RAF Regiment Contrada  
No 236 Wing Foggia  
No 40 Sqn Foggia Wellington
No 104 Sqn Foggia Wellington
No 2744 Sqn RAF Regiment Foggia  
No 61 Repair and Salvage Unit - Detachment Foggia  
No 57 Repair and Salvage Unit Palata  
No 2905 Sqn RAF Regiment Stornara  
No 61 Repair and Salvage Unit Toretto  
No 231 Wing Tortorella  
No 37 Sqn Tortorella Wellington
No 70 Sqn Tortorella Wellington
No 2721 Sqn RAF Regiment c/o 5th Army  
No 2788 Sqn RAF Regiment c/o 5th Army  
AME Stations

7611, 7621 & 7622

 

No 214 Group

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 15 Field Unit Alexandria  
No 1 Base Personnel Depot Algiers  
No 14 Field Unit Algiers  
No 7 Section, No 5136 Bomb Disposal Sqn Alghero  
No 141 Maintenance Unit ('B' Air Ammunition Park) Bari  
No 117 Maintenance Unit Bari  
No 6 Supply & Transport Column Bari  
No 214 Group Bari  
No 67 Embarkation Unit Bari  
No 5136 Bomb Disposal Sqn Bari  
No 6233 Bomb Disposal Flight Bari  
No 11 Signals Centre Bari  
No 2 RAF Film Production Unit - Rear Detachment Bari Also shown in No 242 Group
No 8 Section, No 5136 Bomb Disposal Sqn Bari  
No 2 RAF Base Area c/o 214 Group Bari  
No 4 RAF Base Area c/o 214 Group Bari  
No 67 Embarkation Unit - Detachment Barletta  
No 5 Section, No 5136 Bomb Disposal Sqn Borgo  
No 6230 Bomb Disposal Flight - 'A' Detachment Borizzo  
No 110 Maintenance Unit Brindisi  
No 159 Maintenance Unit Brindisi  
No 67 Embarkation Unit - Detachment Brindisi  
No 12 Field Unit Camaldoli  
No 3 Section, No 5136 Bomb Disposal Sqn Canne (Italy)  
No 6230 Bomb Disposal Flight Capo Dichino  
No 105 Mobile Signals Unit Caserta  
No 567 'A' Mobile Signals Unit Caserta  
No 6 W/T Fitting Party Caserta  
No 117 Maintenance Unit - Detachment Catania  
No 124 Maintenance Unit Cerignola  
No 37 Air Stores Park Cerignola Also shown in No 205 Group
No 124 Maintenance Unit (2 Sub Park) Cerignola  
No 276 Wing Conversano Rear detachment in ME
No 2 Field Unit Conversano  
No 5 Field Unit Conversano  
No 1 Field Unit Corsica  
Gas School Foggia  
No 110 Maintenance Unit - Detachment Foggia  
No 6231 Bomb Disposal Flight Foggia  
No 124 Maintenance Unit (1 Sub Park) Foggia  
No 114 Maintenance Unit Foggia/Lucera Road MT Servicing Unit
No 3201 Servicing Commando Ghisonnaccia (Corsica)  
No 2 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit Gioia  
No 1 Section, No 5136 Bomb Disposal Sqn Lago  
No 4 Field Unit Malta  
No 6 Section, No 5136 Bomb Disposal Sqn Malta  
No 2 Section, No 5136 Bomb Disposal Sqn Marcianise  
No 3 Base Personnel Office Naples  
No 214 Group Advance HQ Naples  
No 113 Maintenance Unit Naples  
No 114 Maintenance Unit Naples  
No 3 RAF Base Area Naples  
No 61 Embarkation Unit Naples  
No 9 Supply & Transport Column Naples  
No 1 Base Personnel Office 'A' Detachment Naples  
No 2860 AA Sqn RAF Regiment Naples  
No 3 (Middle East) Field Hygiene Unit Naples  
No 10 Heavy Mobile W/T Unit Naples  
No 2 RAF Film Production Unit Naples Also shown in No 242 Group
No 5 Concealment and Decoy Unit Naples  
No 11 Field Unit Penna Point  
No 4 Section, No 5136 Bomb Disposal Sqn Reghaia  
No 13 Heavy Mobile W/T Unit Santa Maria  
No 6232 Bomb Disposal Flight San Severo  
No 8 Supply & Transport Column Saviano  
No 2 RAF Rest Camp Sorrento (Italy)  
No 67 Embarkation Unit - Detachment Taranto  
No 141 Maintenance Unit - Detachment Taranto  
No 141 Maintenance Unit - ('A' Air Ammunition Park) Taranto  
No 6232 Bomb Disposal Flight - Detachment Termoli  
No 1 RAF General Hospital Torro-del-Greco  
No 214 Group Rear HQ Tripoli  
No 113 Maintenance Unit - Rear Detachment Tripoli  
No 114 Maintenance Unit - Rear Detachment Tripoli  
No 3 Field Unit Villa Novi  

 

No 218 Group

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
HQ, No 218 Group Algiers  
Air Publication and Forms Store Algiers  
No 60 Embarkation Unit Algiers  
Base Accounts Office Algiers  
Base Censorship Office Algiers  
No 1 Base Personnel Office Algiers  
Public Relations (Overseas) Unit Algiers  
No 59 Embarkation Unit Bizerta  
No 156 Maintenance Unit Blida
No 72 Embarkation Unit Bone  
No 31 RAF Mobile Field Hospital Carthage  
No 145 Maintenance Unit Casablanca  
No 64 Embarkation Unit Casablanca  
No 1 Aircrew Reception Centre Casablanca  
MEDME Communication Sqn - Advanced Detachment Capo Dichino  
MEDME Communication Sqn El Aouina  
No 1 Air Crew Pool Fort de L'Eau  
No 1 MT Base Depot Guyotville  
RAF Convalescent Depot Guyotville  
No 351 Maintenance Unit Hussein Dey  
No 4 Italian RAF Labour Company Hussein Dey  
No 5 Italian RAF Labour Company Hussein Dey  
No 5 W/T Fitting Party La Marsa  
No 16 Heavy Mobile W/T Units La Marsa  
No 4 Base Signals Unit Maison Blanche  
No 144 Maintenance Unit Maison Blanche  
French Technical Liaison Unit Maison Blanche  
RAF HQ Maison Blanche  
MEDME Communication Unit - Rear Detachment Maison Blanche  
No 2 Italian RAF Labour Company Maison Blanche  
No 10 Signals Centre Maison Carree (Algiers)  
No 1 RAF Base Area Maison Carree (Algiers)  
No 2 RAF General Hospital Maison Carree (Algiers)  
Fire Fighting School Maison Carree (Algiers)  
No 6 Italian RAF Labour Company Maison Carree (Algiers)  
No 163 Maintenance Unit Oujda
No 657 Sqn Philipeville Auster
No 19 Supply & Transport Column Rivet (Algiers)  
No 155 Maintenance Unit Setif
No 162 Maintenance Unit Setif
Advanced Flying Unit Setif  
No 1 Italian RAF Labour Company Setif  
No 167 Maintenance Unit Sidi Achmed
No 146 Maintenance Unit Sidi Tabet
No 146 Maintenance Unit (101 Air Ammunition Park) Sidi Tabet
No 20 Supply & Transport Column St Germain  
No 3 RAF Rest Camp Surcouf  
No 146 Maintenance Unit (102 Air Ammunition Park) Syracuse
No 8 Italian RAF Labour Company Tunis  
No 164 Maintenance Unit Tunis
No 12 MT Repair Unit Tunis  
No 59 Embarkation Unit - Detachment Tunis  
No 9 Signals Centre Tunis  
Tunis RAF Base Area Tunis  
AME Stations

233, 15076

No 242 Group

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 253 Air Sea Rescue Unit Bari (Italy)  
No 975 Sqn Bari (Italy) Mk VI Balloons
No 975 Sqn - Detachment Barletta (Italy) Mk VI Balloons
No 14 Heavy Mobile W/T Units Bitonto  
No 985 Sqn Brindisi Mk VI Balloons
No 284 Sqn Brindisi Walrus
No 1435 Sqn Brindisi Spitfire
No 3 GR Operations Room Borizzo  
No 253 Sqn Capo Dichino Beaufighter
No 2867 AA Sqn RAF Regiment Capo Dichino  
No 30 Refuelling and Re-arming Party Crotone  
No 110 Repair and Salvage Unit - Detachment Foggia Main  
No 73 Sqn Foggia Main Spitfire
No 136 Air Stores Park Foggia Main  
No 972 Sqn Foggia Main Mk VI Balloons
No 323 Wing Foggia Main  
No 255 Sqn Foggia Main Beaufighter
No 286 Wing Grottaglie  
No 249 Sqn Grottaglie Spitfire
No 110 Repair and Salvage Unit Grottaglie  
No 136 Air Stores Park - Detachment Monte Corvino  
No 284 Sqn  - Detachment Naples Walrus
No 1 GR Operations Room Naples  
No 242 Group Communication Flt San Vito  
No 242 Group Taranto  
No 985 Sqn - Detachment Taranto Mark VI Balloons
No 16 Supply & Transport Column Taranto  
No 2865 AA Sqn RAF Regiment Taranto  
AME Stations

214, 274, 890, 899, 6109, 8010, 8012, 8016, 8032, 8038, 8041, 8044 & 14028

 

Units on a Number basis only: -

Unit Location/Address Notes
No 326 Wing    
No 131 Air Stores Park    
No 132 Air Stores Park    
No 133 Air Stores Park    
No 134 Air Stores Park    
No 106 Repair and Salvage Unit    
No 107 Repair and Salvage Unit    
No 1 Forward Salvage Unit    
No 11 Forward Salvage Unit    
No 31 Refuelling and Re-arming Party    
No 1 Shore Servicing Unit    
No 13 Meteorological Forecast Unit    
No 1 Embarkation Unit    
No 2 Embarkation Unit    
No 73 Embarkation Unit    
No 1 ALG Signals Section    
No 3 ALG Signals Section    
No 3 Field Force HQ Signals Section    
No 88 Wireless Observer Unit    
No 89 Wireless Observer Unit    
No 301 Mobile Signals Servicing Unit    
No 302 Mobile Signals Servicing Unit    
No 15 Wireless Unit    
No 87 Wireless Unit    
No 103 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 208 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 211 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 212 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 324 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 326 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 416 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 417 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 503 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 603 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 604 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 612 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 613 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 614 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 711 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 714 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 715 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 728 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 729 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 730 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 252 AMES    
No 510 AMES    
No 522 AMES    
No 602 AMES    
No 621 AMES    
No 622 AMES    
No 623 AMES    
No 624 AMES    
No 630 AMES    
No 631 AMES    
No 675 AMES    
No 6000 AMES    
No 6001 AMES    
No 6002 AMES    
No 31 Brick (RAF) Components    
No 32 Brick (RAF) Components    
No 33 Brick (RAF) Components    
No 34 Brick (RAF) Components    
No 35 Brick (RAF) Components    
No 275 Wing    
No 1 Sector Operations Room    
No 2 Sector Operations Room    
No 1 Port Balloon Detachment    
No 2 Port Balloon Detachment    
'K' Port Balloon Unit    
'L' Port Balloon Unit    
A 'K' Balloon Unit    
B 'K' Balloon Unit    
C 'K' Balloon Unit    
D 'K' Balloon Unit    
E 'K' Balloon Unit    
F 'K' Balloon Unit    
G 'K' Balloon Unit    
No 2 Beach Balloon Unit    
No 4 Beach Balloon Unit    
No 138 Air Stores Park    
No 52 Embarkation Unit    
No 14 Wireless Unit    
No 101 Mobile Aircraft Repair Unit    
No 1 ASR Unit    
No 52 Personnel Transit Centre    
No 51 Refuelling & Re-arming Party    
No 21 Type 'M' Station    
No 22 Type 'M' Station    
No 2870 AA Sqn, RAF Regiment  
No 2855 AA Sqn RAF Regiment    
No 2925 Sqn, RAF Regiment    
No 2934 Field Sqn RAF Regiment    
No 3202 Servicing Commando   Also shown at Tusciana
No 3203 Servicing Commando    
No 3204 Servicing Commando    
No 3226 Servicing Commando    
No 3232 Servicing Commando    
No 4 Mobile Servicing Unit (Torpedo)    
No 5 Mobile Servicing Unit (Torpedo)    
No 2904 Sqn, RAF Regiment    
No 2906 Sqn RAF Regiment    
No 2 Base Personnel Depot    
No 8042 AMES    
No 1 Field Force HQ Signals Section    
No 2 Field Force HQ Signals Section    
No 7 Field Force HQ Signals Section    
No 2 ALG Signals Section    
No 4 ALG Signals Section    
No 9 ALG Signals Section    
No 10 ALG Signals Section    
No 11 ALG Signals Section    
No 12 ALG Signals Section    
No 11 Heavy Mobile W/T Units    
No 12 Heavy Mobile W/T Units    
No 7 'J' Section    
No 100 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 200 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 204 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 300 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 301 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 303 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 304 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 311 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 315 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 400 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 401 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 402 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 409 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 420 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 500 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 502 Mobile Signals Unit    
No 509D Mobile Signals Unit    
No 522H Mobile Signals Unit    
No 527J Mobile Signals Unit    
No 562K Mobile Signals Unit    
No 528 'J' Mobile Signals Unit    
No 547 'K' Mobile Signals Unit    
No 548 'K' Mobile Signals Unit    
No 561 'K' Mobile Signals Unit    
No 562 'K' Mobile Signals Unit    
No 568B Mobile Signals Unit    
     

 

Air Formation Signals

Unit Location/Address Notes
HQ, No 1 Air Formation Signals Casamassima  
No 1 Company, No 1 Air Formation Signals Secondigiliano  
No 2 Company, No 1 Air Formation Signals Trocchia  
No 3 Company, No 1 Air Formation Signals Sabine  
No 4 Company, No 1 Air Formation Signals Rutigliano  
HQ, No 2 Air Formation Signals Naples  
No 1 Company, No 2 Air Formation Signals Naples  
No 2 Company, No 2 Air Formation Signals Taranto  
No 3 Company, No 2 Air Formation Signals Foggia  
No 4 Company, No 2 Air Formation Signals Malta  
HQ, No 4 Air Formation Signals San Severo  
No 1 Sqn, No 4 Air Formation Signals San Severo  
No 2 Sqn, No 4 Air Formation Signals Vasto  
No 3 Sqn, No 4 Air Formation Signals Lucera  
No 4 Sqn, No 4 Air Formation Signals San Spirito  
HQ, No 6 Air Formation Signals Carthage  
No 1 Company, No 6 Air Formation Signals Cerignola  
No 2 Company, No 6 Air Formation Signals Carthage  
No 3 Company, No 6 Air Formation Signals Algiers  
HQ, No 7 Air Formation Signals Adelphia  
No 1 Company, No 7 Air Formation Signals Valenzano  
No 2 Company, No 7 Air Formation Signals Lecce  
No 3 Company, No 7 Air Formation Signals Troia  
No 4 Company, No 7 Air Formation Signals Caserta  
HQ, No 10 Air Formation Signals Algiers  
No 1 Company, No 10 Air Formation Signals Sidi Amor  
No 2 Company, No 10 Air Formation Signals Algiers  
No 3 Company, No 10 Air Formation Signals Morris (Bone)  
No 4 Company, No 10 Air Formation Signals Sidi Amor  

 

Middle East Command - HQ RAF Middle East

 
Unit Location Notes
Meteorological Forecast Unit Asmara  
HQ RAF Middle East Cairo  
No 4 Air Force Postal Unit Cairo  
Administrative HQ, SAAF Cairo  
District HQ, RCAF Cairo  
RAAF Liaison Office Cairo  
RNZAF Liaison Office Cairo  
Directorate of Air Force Welfare Cairo  
Base Personnel Office Cairo  
The Lady Rosalind Tedder RAF Club Cairo  
No 1567 (Meteorological) Flt El Genina  
Meteorological Forecast Unit El Genina  
Care & Maintenance Unit Geraif West  
RAF Station Khartoum    
No 283 Wing RAF Khartoum  
No 1412 (Meteorological) Flt RAF Khartoum Gladiator
Communication Flt RAF Khartoum  
Meteorological Forecast Unit RAF Khartoum  
No 139 Maintenance Unit RAF Khartoum  
Meteorological Forecast Unit Wadi Seidna  
No 321 Mobile Meteorological Unit c/o 1st Survey Regiment  
No 323 Mobile Meteorological Unit c/o 1st Survey Regiment  
No 331 Mobile Meteorological Unit c/o 3rd Corps, 10th Army  
No 39 Personnel Transit Centre c/o 157 Army Transit Camp  

 

Middle East Command - AHQ Eastern Mediterranean

 
Unit Location Notes
No 2928 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Aboukir  
No 46 Sqn - Detachment RAF Abu Sueir Beaufighter (Fighter)
HQ No 219 Group Alexandria  
No 971 Sqn Alexandria Mark VI
No 207 ASR Marine Craft Unit Alexandria  
AHQ Air Defences, Eastern Mediterranean Alexandria  
Marine Craft Unit Alexandria  
No 11 Meteorological Forecast Unit Alexandria  
No 13 Sector Operations Room Alexandria  
No 58 Repair and Salvage Unit - Detachment Aleppo  
No 55 Repair and Salvage Unit Amriya South  
No 58 Refuelling and Re-arming Party Amriya South  
No 162 Sqn & 'B' Flight Amriya South Wellington/Baltimore
No 294 Sqn Amriya South Warwick/Walrus, also shown at Matruh West
No 13 (Hellenic) Sqn Amriya South Blenheim V
No 1 (ME) Rest Centre Appollonia  
No 2917 Sqn RAF Regiment Appollonia  
No 2923 Sqn RAF Regiment Appollonia  
No 2926 Sqn RAF Regiment Appollonia  
No 2927 Sqn RAF Regiment Appollonia  
No 25 Sector Operations Room Athalassa  
No 28 Wireless Unit RAF Beirut Also shown under AHQ Levant
No 31 Wireless Unit RAF Beirut  
No 32 Wireless Unit RAF Beirut  
No 127 Sqn - Detachment RAF Beirut Hurricane
No 973 Sqn - Detachment RAF Beirut Mk VI Balloon
RAF Station Benina    
No 212 Group RAF Benina  
No 1563 Meteorological Flight RAF Benina  
No 2 Shore Servicing Unit Benghazi  
No 122 Maintenance Unit (AAP) Benghazi  
No 11 S & T Column Benghazi  
No 25 Embarkation Unit Benghazi  
No 4 RAF Hospital Benghazi  
No 25 Personnel Transit Centre Benghazi  
RAF Station Berka    
No 1 Mobile Service Unit (Torpedo) RAF Berka  
No 136 Maintenance Unit (AAD) RAF Berka  
No 54 Repair and Salvage Unit RAF Berka  
No 2919 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Berka  
No 26 AACU - Detachment RAF Berka  
No 38 Sqn RAF Berka Wellington
No 227 Sqn RAF Berka Beaufighter (Coastal)
No 294 Sqn - Detachment RAF Berka Walrus
No 454 Sqn RAAF RAF Berka Baltimore
No 16 (SAAF) Sqn RAF Berka Beaufighter
No 224 Mobile Signals Unit RAF Berka  
No 344 Mobile Signals Unit RAF Berka  
No 509 Mobile Signals Unit RAF Berka  
No 726 Mobile Signals Unit RAF Berka  
No 16 Meteorological Forecast Unit RAF Berka  
No 15 Sector Operations Room/Filter Room Bu Amud  
No 123 Mobile Meteorological Unit Buerat  
RAF Station Castel Benito    
No 26 AACU - Detachment RAF Castel Benito  
No 1564 Meteorological Flight RAF Castel Benito  
No 14 Meteorological Forecast Unit RAF Castel Benito  
No 16 Sector Operations Room Cyrene  
No 54 Refuelling and Re-arming Party - Detachment Derna  
No 74 Sqn - Detachment Dhkheila Hurricane
No 124 Mobile Meteorological Unit Dekheila  
No 17 Sector Operations Room Driana  
RAF Station Edcu/Edku    
No 46 Sqn RAF Edcu Beaufighter (Fighter)
No 74 Sqn RAF Edcu Spitfire. also shown at St Jean
No 237 Sqn (Air Echelon) RAF Edcu Spitfire
No 136 Maintenance Unit - Detachment RAF El Adem  
No 54 Repair and Salvage Unit - Detachment RAF El Adem  
No 94 Sqn RAF El Adem Spitfire
No 7 S & T Column RAF El Adem  
No 46 Sqn - Detachment RAF El Adem Beaufighter (Fighter)
No 336 (Hellenic) Sqn - Detachment RAF El Adem Spitfire
No 2 (ME) Fuel Transport Company - Detachment El Agrud  
No 26 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit El Firdan  
No 58 Repair and Salvage Unit - Detachment Galil  
RAF Station Gambut    
No 603 Sqn Gambut Beaufighter
No 459 Sqn RAAF Gambut Hudson
No 55 Repair and Salvage Unit - Detachment Gambut  
No 219 Mobile Signals Unit Gambut  
No 336 Mobile Signals Unit Gambut  
No 501 Mobile Signals Unit Gambut  
No 722 Mobile Signals Unit Gambut  
No 2 Mobile Servicing Unit (Torpedo) Gambut  
No 47 Sqn Gambut Beaufighter
No 162 Sqn - 'A' Flight Gambut Wellington/Blenheim
No 24 (SAAF) Sqn - Detachment Gambut Marauder, on loan from MAAF
No 294 Sqn - Detachment Gambut Warwick/Walrus
No 451 Sqn RAAF Gamil Spitfire
No 231 Sqn Gamil Spitfire
No 2900 AA Sqn RAF Regiment Gaza  
No 209 Group RAF Haifa  
No 973 Sqn RAF Haifa Mk VI Balloon
No 24 Sector Operations Room RAF Haifa  
Fighter Controllers Training School RAF Heliopolis  
No 260 (Balloon) Wing RAF Ismailia  
Filter Room (Ismailia) RAF Ismailia  
Middle East Filter Training School RAF Ismailia  
No 1 General Reconnaissance Unit RAF Ismailia  
No 263 Wing Kabrit  
No 80 Sqn (Ground Party) Kabrit Spitfire
No 13 Sqn Kabrit Baltimore
No 55 Sqn Kabrit Baltimore
No 237 Sqn - Detachment Lakatamia Spitfire
No 2914 AA Sqn RAF Regiment Littoria  
RAF Station Matruh West    
No 252 Sqn Matruh West Beaufighter (Coastal)
No 15 (SAAF) Sqn Matruh West Baltimore
No 294 Sqn Matruh West Warwick/Walrus, also shown at Amriya South
No 26 AACU - Detachment Mariut  
AHQ Eastern Mediterranean Communication Flight Mariut  
RAF Station Mersa Matruh    
No 29 Sector Operations Room RAF Mersa Matruh  
No 2911 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Mersa Matruh  
No 33 Sqn RAF Mersa Matruh Spitfire
No 52 Refuelling and Re-arming Party RAF Mersa Matruh  
No 238 Sqn (Air Echelon) RAF Mersa Matruh Spitfire
No 14 Meteorological Forecast Unit - Detachment Misurata  
No 12 Sector Operations Room Port Fuad  
No 2912 AA Sqn RAF Regiment Port Fuad  
No 3 Shore Servicing Section Port Said  
No 318 (Polish) Sqn Quassasin Hurricane
No 5500 (Polish) Mobile Signals Unit Quassasin  
No 58 Repair and Salvage Unit Quassasin  
No 26 AACU - Detachment Ramat David  
No 80 Sqn (Air Echelon) San Severo Admin control AHQ EM through MAAF, operational control MAAF
No 274 Sqn (Air Echelon) San Severo Admin control AHQ EM through MAAF, operational control MAAF
No 3 (SAAF) Sqn Savoia Spitfire
No 7 (SAAF) Sqn  (Air Echelon) Savoia Spitfire
No 54 Refuelling and Re-arming Party Savoia  
No 603 Sqn - Detachment RAF Shallufa Beaufighter (Fighter)
No 41 (SAAF) Sqn Sidi Barrani Spitfire
No 46 Sqn - Detachment St Jean Beaufighter (Fighter)
No 207 Mobile Signals Unit St Jean  
No 306 Mobile Signals Unit St Jean  
No 505 Mobile Signals Unit St Jean  
No 703 Mobile Signals Unit St Jean  
No FAF 'Ardennes' Sqn St Jean Hurricane
No 127 Sqn St Jean Spitfire
No 17 (SAAF) Sqn St Jean Ventura
No 74 Sqn St Jean Spitfire. also shown at RAF Edcu
No 3 RAF Hospital Tel Litwinsky  
No 122 Maintenance Unit - Detachment Tobruk  
No 226 Mobile Signals Unit Tocra  
No 615 Mobile Signals Unit Tocra  
No 713 Mobile Signals Unit Tocra  
No 46 Sqn - Detachment Tocra Beaufighter (Fighter)
No 335 (Hellenic) Sqn - Detachment Tocra Spitfire
No 122 Maintenance Unit - Detachment Tripoli (Levant)  
No 973 Sqn - Detachment Tripoli (Levant) Mk VI Balloons
No 1 Bomber Group Maintenance Company Tripoli (Levant)  
No 8 (ME) Signals Centre Tripoli (Levant)  
No 53 Embarkation Unit Tripoli (Levant)  
No 2 (ME) Fuel Transport Company Tripoli (Levant)  
AME Stations under the administrative control of AHQ Eastern Mediterranean

205, 218, 219, 220, 221, 236, 237, 249, 253, 255, 257, 259, 266, 278, 280, 282, 287, 397, 401, 402, 403, 405, 505, 508, 516, 523, 531, 532, 533, 534, 540, 577, 578, 579, 581, 582, 826, 832, 833, 842, 845, 846, 5012, 5020, 5021, 5030, 5104, 8017, 8019, 8503 & 23003

AHQ Levant

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 142 Maintenance Unit Acre  
No 160 Maintenance Unit Aqir  
No 2 Section o No 1 Royal Hellenic Air Force Technical Unit Aqui  
No 3 Section o No 1 Royal Hellenic Air Force Technical Unit Aqir  
No 5 Section o No 1 Royal Hellenic Air Force Technical Unit Aqir  
No 6 Section o No 1 Royal Hellenic Air Force Technical Unit Aqir  
No 25 Meteorological Forecast Unit Aqir  
AHQ Levant Advanced HQ Aleppo  
No 22 RAF Mobile Field Hospital Aleppo  
No 104 Maintenance Unit Aleppo  
No 40 Personnel Transit Centre Aleppo  
RAF Admin Unit Aleppo  
No 12 S & T Column Aleppo  
No 2901 AA Sqn RAF Regiment Aleppo  
No 2902 AA Sqn RAF Regiment Aleppo  
No 2907 AA Sqn RAF Regiment Aleppo  
No 2908 AA Sqn RAF Regiment Aleppo  
No 2918 AA Sqn RAF Regiment Aleppo  
No 2924 AA Sqn RAF Regiment Aleppo  
No 2933 Sqn RAF Regiment Aleppo  
No 2935 Sqn RAF Regiment Aleppo  
No 2 (Middle East) Field Hygiene Unit Aleppo  
No 4607 Airfield Construction Flight Bahrein  
RAF Station Beirut    
No 21 Meteorological Forecast Unit RAF Beirut  
No 49 Embarkation Unit RAF Beirut  
No 28 Wireless Unit RAF Beirut Also shown under AHQ Eastern Mediterranean
No 211 Mobile Meteorological Unit RAF Beirut  
No 5 Anti-Malarial Control Unit RAF Beirut  
No 1 (ME) Fuel Transport Company Benghazi  
RN Air Station (HMS Grebe) Dekheila  
2 Sections, No 2 Armoured Car Company El Bassa  
No 43 Embarkation Unit Famagusta  
RN Aircraft Repair Yard (HMS Phoenix) Fayid  
RAF Station Gaza    
Royal Hellenic Air Force Depot RAF Gaza  
No 123 Maintenance Unit RAF Gaza  
No 129 Maintenance Unit RAF Gaza  
No 28 Personnel Transit Centre RAF Gaza  
No 2913 AA Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Gaza  
No 2916 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Gaza  
No 2915 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Gaza  
No 2930 AA Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Gaza Also shown at Khataba
No 2932 AA Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Gaza Also shown at Khanka
RAF Station Hadera    
Officer Cadet Training Unit, RAF Regiment RAF Hadera  
No 2909 AA Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Hadeira  
No 2910 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Hadera  
No 2920 AA Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Hadeira  
No 2921 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Hadera  
No 2922 Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Hadera  
No 2931 AA Sqn RAF Regiment RAF Hadeira  
No 2935 Sqn RAF Regiment - Detachment Hagra  
RAF Station Haifa    
No 34 Embarkation Unit RAF Haifa  
AHQ Levant (Rear) Jerusalem  
No 2 (ME) Meteorological Unit Jerusalem  
No 3 Anti-Malarial Control Unit Jerusalem  
No 5 (Middle East) Field Hygiene Unit Jerusalem  
No 12 Anti-Malarial Control Unit Kliete  
RAF Station Lydda    
Levant Communication Flt RAF Lydda  
No 1413 (Meteorological) Flt RAF Lydda  
No 7 Anti-Malarial Control Unit RAF Lydda  
No 208 Sqn (Air Echelon) Megiddo Spitfire
No 900 Mobile Signals Unit Megiddo  
No 1 Repair and Salvage Unit Muqeibila  
No 259 Wing Nicosia  
No 56 Refuelling and Re-arming Party Nicosia  
No 1565 (Meteorological) Flt Nicosia  
No 22 Meteorological Forecast Unit Nicosia  
No 166 Maintenance Unit Nicosia  
No 123 Maintenance Unit - Detachment Nicosia  
RAF Station Ramat David    
No 4 (ME) Training School RAF Ramat David  
No 232 Sqn (Air Echelon) RAF Ramat David Spitfire
No 154 Sqn (Air Echelon) RAF Ramat David Spitfire
No 242 Sqn (Air Echelon) RAF Ramat David Spitfire
No 243 Sqn (Air Echelon) RAF Ramat David Spitfire
RAF Station Ramleh    
No 5 (Middle East) MT Repair Unit RAF Ramleh  
No 6 Engine Repair Section RAF Ramleh  
Telecommunications Centre RAF Ramleh  
HQ No 4 Battalion (Levies) RAF Ramleh  
WAAF Depot RAF Ramleh  
HQ No 2 Armoured Car Company RAF Ramleh  
2 Sections, No 2 Armoured Car Company RAF Ramleh  
No 120 Maintenance Unit Ras El Ain  
No 10 Supply & Transport Column Ras el Ain  
No 12 Supply & Transport Column - Detachment Ras el Ain  
No 53 Mobile Signals Unit Soul el Charb (near Beirut)  
No 10 RAF Convalescent Depot Tel Aviv  
Care & Maintenance Party Tel Litwinsky  
AME Stations

262, 536, 6072, 6073, 6074, 6075, 8036 & 8014

AHQ Iraq and Persia

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
Combined Intelligence Centre RAF Baghdad  
RAF Station Bahrein    
HQ, No 6 (Persian Gulf) Battalion, Levies RAF Bahrein  
RAF Station Basrah    
No 31 Meteorological Forecast Unit RAF Basrah  
No 42 Embarkation Unit RAF Basrah  
No 6 Anti-Malarial Control Unit RAF Basrah  
Marine Craft Section RAF Basrah  
No 27 Personnel Transit Centre RAF Basrah  
RAF Station Habbaniya    
AHQ, Iraq & Persia RAF Habbaniya  
Iraq and Persia Communication Flt RAF Habbaniya  
No 725 Mobile Signals Unit RAF Habbaniya  
No 1415 (Meteorological) Flt RAF Habbaniya  
No 3 (ME) Meteorological Unit RAF Habbaniya  
Supplies Depot RAF Habbaniya  
No 134 Maintenance Unit RAF Habbaniya  
Base Personnel Office (Iraq Detachment) RAF Habbaniya  
No 6 RAF General Hospital RAF Habbaniya  
No 26 Personnel Transit Centre RAF Habbaniya  
RAF Levies HQ RAF Habbaniya  
HQ, No 1 Battalion, RAF Levies RAF Habbaniya  
HQ, No 2 Battalion, RAF Levies RAF Habbaniya  
No 23 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit RAF Habbaniya  
Anti-Locust Flight (Persia) Jask  
No 240 Sqn - Detachment Jiwani India Command
No 1 Armoured Car Company - Detachment Kirkuk  
HQ, No 5 Battalion (RAF Levies) Margil  
No 1 Armoured Car Company Mosul  
HQ, No 3 Battalion (RAF Levies) Mosul  
HQ, No 7 Battalion (RAF Levies) Nicosia  
RAF Station Shaibah    
No 115 Maintenance Unit RAF Shaibah  
No 119 Maintenance Unit RAF Shaibah  
Aircraft Erection Unit (Iraq & Persia) RAF Shaibah  
RAF Station Teheran    
No 33 Meteorological Forecast Unit RAF Teheran  
No 138 Maintenance Unit RAF Teheran  
RAF Rest Camp RAF Teheran  
No 127 Maintenance Unit Zubair  
AME Stations

277, 503 & 525

AHQ East Africa

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 262 Sqn Congella (Durban) Catalina
RAF Station Dar-es-Salaam    
No 259 Sqn RAF Dar-es-Salaam Catalina
No 10 Anti-Malarial Control Unit RAF Dar-es-Salaam  
No 258 Wing Diego Suarez (Madagascar)  
No 265 Sqn Diego Suarez (Madagascar) Catalina
No 1568 Meteorological Flight Diego Suarez (Madagascar)  
W/T Station Durban  
RAF Station Eastleigh    
East Africa Communication Flt RAF Eastleigh  
No 1414 (Meteorological) Flt RAF Eastleigh  
No 133 Maintenance Unit RAF Eastleigh  
No 25 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit RAF Eastleigh  
No 165 Maintenance Unit Gilgil  
No 15 Embarkation Unit Kilindini  
Marine Craft Unit Kilindini  
No 209 Sqn Kipevu (Mombasa) Catalina
RAF Station Kisumu    
No 41 Personnel Transit Centre RAF Kisumu  
Flying Boat Repair Base RAF Kisumu  
Marine Craft Unit - Detachment RAF Kisumu  
RAF Unit Lindi  
Marine Craft Unit Lindi  
RN Air Station Mackinnon Road  
RAF Station Mauritius    
RAF Unit Mogadishu  
SS Manela Mombassa  
No 219 ASR Unit Mombassa  
AHQ East Africa Nairobi  
RN Air Repair Yard (HMS Korongo) Nairobi  
RAF Unit Pamanzi (Mayotte Island)  
RAF Station Port Reitz    
No 246 Wing RAF Port Reitz  
RN Air Station Port Reitz  
No 2 Anti-Malarial Control Unit RAF Port Reitz  
RAF Station Seychelles    
RN Air Station Tanga  
No 105 Maintenance Unit Thika  
RAF Unit Tullear  

 

HQ British Forces, Aden

 

Unit Location/Address Notes
Meteorological Forecast Unit Aden  
Telecommunications Centre (Aden) Aden  
RAF Unit Alula  
RAF Unit Bandar Cassim  
RAF Unit Berbera  
Marine Craft Section Hedjuff  
RAF Station Khormaksar    
No 8 Sqn RAF Khormaksar Blenheim
Catalina Flt RAF Khormaksar Catalina
Aden Communication Flt RAF Khormaksar  
No 1566 (Meteorological) Flt RAF Khormaksar Gladiator
No 131 Maintenance Unit RAF Khormaksar  
No 621 Sqn RAF Khormaksar Wellington
RAF Station Masira    
No 244 Sqn - Detachment RAF Masira  
No 214 ASR Unit RAF Masira  
RAF Station Ras el Hadd    
RAF Unit Riyan  
RAF Unit Salalah  
RAF Unit Scuisciban  
RAF Station Sharjah    
No 244 Sqn RAF Sharjah  
Aden Protectorate Levies HQ Sheikh Othman  
HQ British Forces in Aden Steamer Point  
Equipment and Supply Section Steamer Point  
No 50 Embarkation Unit Steamer Point  
No 7 RAF Hospital Steamer Point  
RAF Unit Socotra  
Armoured Car Section Wali Road  

No 203 Group

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
RAF Station Abu Sueir    
No 73 OTU RAF Abu Sueir  
No 9 Anti- Malarial Control Unit RAF Abu Sueir Also shown under AHQ AD EM
RAF Station Amman    
No 3 (ME) Training School RAF Amman  
RAF Station Aqir    
No 76 OTU RAF Aqir  
RAF Station Ballah    
RAF (Middle East) Central Gunnery School RAF Ballah  
No 51 Air Gunner Initial Training School RAF Ballah  
No 13 Air Gunnery School RAF Ballah  
RAF Station Ein Shemer    
No 78 OTU RAF Ein Shemer  
RAF Station Gianaclis    
No 75 (GR) OTU RAF Gianaclis  
HQ No 203 Group RAF Heliopolis  
Code and Cypher School RAF Heliopolis  
No 5 (Middle East) Aircrew Reception Centre RAF Heliopolis  
Middle East Signals School RAF Helwan  
RAF Station Ismailia    
RAF Physical Training School RAF Ismailia  
No 71 OTU RAF Ismailia  
No 1 (ME) Air Crew Reception Centre Jerusalem  
No 36 Brick (RAF Component) Kabrit  
No 37 Brick (RAF Component) Kabrit  
RAF Signals Component (CTC) Kabrit Point  
No 1675 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF Lydda  
RAF Station Nicosia    
No 79 OTU RAF Nicosia  
RAF Station Petah Tiqva    
No 74 OTU RAF Peta Tiqva  
RAF Station Qastina    
No 77 OTU RAF Qastina  
RAF Station Shallufa    
Middle East Armament School RAF Shallufa  
No 5 (Middle East) Training School RAF Shallufa  
No 11 Flying Instructors Training School RAF Shallufa  
No 3 Mobile Service Unit (Torpedo) RAF Shallufa  
No 14 Mobile Servicing Unit (Torpedo) RAF Shallufa  
RAF Station Shandur    
No 70 OTU RAF Shandur  
Marine Craft Unit Suez  

No 206 Group

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 5 RAF General Hospital Abassia  
No 3 RAF Section, Signals Experimental and Research Group Abassia  
RAF Station Aboukir    
No 103 Maintenance Unit RAF Aboukir  
No 7 Engine Repair Section RAF Aboukir  
No 8 Engine Repair Section RAF Aboukir  
No 24 Personnel Transit Centre RAF Aboukir  
No 208 Sqn (Ground Party) RAF Aboukir Spitfire
No 237 Sqn (Ground Party) RAF Aboukir Spitfire
No 238 Sqn (Ground Party) RAF Aboukir Spitfire
No 274 Sqn (Ground Party) RAF Aboukir Spitfire
No 4610 Airfield Construction Flight RAF Aboukir  
No 9 Anti- Malarial Control Unit RAF Abu Sueir  
No 126 Maintenance Unit Abu Sultan  
No 128 Maintenance Unit Abu Sultan  
No 18 Embarkation Unit Alexandria  
Marine Craft Repair Section Alexandria  
No 1 (Middle East) MT Repair Unit Alexandria Also shown at Mariut
No 52 RAF MT Company - Detachment Alexandria  
Tomahawk House Alexandria  
Blenheim House Alexandria  
Beaufghter House Alexandria  
No 51 RAF MT Company Almaza  
No 52 RAF MT Company Almaza  
No 22 Personnel Transit Camp Almaza  
No 322 Wing Almaza  
No 6 Sqn (Ground Party) Almaza Hurricane
No 17 (SAAF) Sqn (Ground Party) Almaza Spitfire
No 154 Sqn (Ground Party) Almaza Spitfire
No 232 Sqn (Ground Party) Almaza Spitfire
No 242 Sqn (Ground Party) Almaza Spitfire
No 243 Sqn (Ground Party) Almaza Spitfire
No 451 Sqn RAAF (Ground Party) Almaza Spitfire
No 108 Repair and Salvage Unit Almaza  
No 9 Field Unit Almaza MAAF unit under operational control of MEC
No 10 Field Unit Almaza MAAF unit under operational control of MEC
No 1 (ME) Meteorological Unit Almaza  
SAAF Base Depot Almaza  
No 2 British Airways  Repair Unit Almaza  
No 7 (Middle East) Field Hygiene Unit Almaza  
School of Hygiene Almaza  
No 102 Maintenance Unit Amriya  
Balloon and Oxygen Centre Baalwa  
'Z'  Hydrogen Plant Baalwa  
No 5153 M & E Sqn Benghazi  
Base Salvage Unit - Detachment Bersis  
No 109 Maintenance Unit Boulac  
No 1 Engine Repair Section Boulac  
No 4 Engine Repair Section Boulac  
Base Salvage Unit - Detachment Bu Amud  
No 7 (Middle East) MT Repair Unit Cairo  
Air Publications Unit Cairo  
No 5451 Airfield Construction Wing Cairo  
Hurricane House Cairo  
Wellington House Cairo  
No 17 Meteorological Forecast Unit Cairo West  
No 15 (MEF) Field Unit Dekheila MAAF unit under operational control of MEC
Middle East Pigeon Service (RAF Component) Digla  
No 55 Refuelling and Re-arming Party Edcu  
No 4604 Airfield Construction Flight El Daba  
No 4613 Airfield Construction Flight El Daba  
No 108 Maintenance Unit El Firdan  
No 6 (Middle East) Field Hygiene Unit El Firdan  
RAF Station El Gedida    
Master Provision Office El Gedida  
Base Accounts Office El Gedida  
No 2 W/T Transmitting Station El Hagg  
No 55 Embarkation Unit Fanara  
No 4608 Airfield Construction Flight Gaza  
No 135 Maintenance Unit Gebel Hamzi  
No 6 Sqn (Air Echelon) Grottaglie Hurricane
RAF Station Heliopolis    
HQ No 206 Group RAF Heliopolis  
No 1 Tyre Reclamation Retreading Unit ME RAF Heliopolis  
Air Supply Development Centre RAF Heliopolis  
Standing Committee for Adjustment RAF Heliopolis  
Command Medical Board RAF Heliopolis  
No 122 Mobile Meteorological Unit RAF Heliopolis  
No 41 Meteorological Forecast Unit RAF Heliopolis  
Middle East Interpretation Unit RAF Heliopolis  
RAF Holding Section RAF Heliopolis  
No 168 Maintenance Unit RAF Heliopolis  
RAF Station Helwan    
No 8 Anti Malarial Control Unit RAF Helwan  
No 310 Mobile Signals Servicing Unit RAF Helwan  
No 5 Field Force  HQ Signals Section RAF Helwan  
No 3 MT Base Depot RAF Helwan  
No 3 Signals Depot RAF Helwan  
No 132 Maintenance Unit RAF Helwan  
No 157 Maintenance Unit RAF Helwan  
No 158 Maintenance Unit RAF Helwan  
Base Salvage Unit RAF Helwan  
No 1 Royal Hellenic Air Force Technical Unit RAF Helwan  
No 1 Section, No 1 Royal Hellenic Air Force Technical Unit RAF Helwan  
No 4 Section, No 1 Royal Hellenic Air Force Technical Unit RAF Helwan  
RAF School of Catering RAF Helwan  
No 104 Mobile Signals Unit RAF Helwan  
No 6 ALG Signals Section RAF Helwan  
No 501 B Group HQ Signals Section RAF Helwan  
No 107 Maintenance Unit Kasfareet  
No 9 Engine Repair Section Kasfareet  
No 63 Repair and Salvage Unit Kasfareet  
No 4605 Airfield Construction Flight Kasfareet  
No 4615 Airfield Construction Flight Kasfareet  
No 5576 Artisan Flight Kasfareet  
No 21 Personnel Transit Centre Kasfareet  
No 106 Maintenance Unit Khanka  
No 34 Air Stores Park Khanka  
No 36 Air Stores Park Khanka  
HQ Middle East Signals Centre Kafr El Farouk  
Telecommunications Centre (TME) Kafr El Farouk  
No 9 Heavy Mobile W/T Unit Kafr El Farouk Also shown in Aden
No 1, 3 & 4 General W/T Fitting Parties Kafr El Farouk  
Inter Services Cypher Production Unit Kafr El Farouk  
Signals Production Unit Kafr El Farouk  
No 140 Maintenance Unit Khataba  
No 680 Sqn - Detachment Lakatamia Mosquito
No 5 Engine Repair Section Mansourah  
No 1 (Middle East) MT Repair Unit - Detachment Mariut  
No 101 Maintenance Unit Masara  
No 125 Maintenance Unit Masara  
No 680 Sqn Matariya Mosquito
No 20 Embarkation Unit Port Said  
No 52 RAF MT Company - Detachment Port Said  
Marine Craft Unit Port Said  
No 19 Embarkation Unit Port Tewfik  
No 4617 Airfield Construction Flight Qadima  
No 4603 Airfield Construction Flight Qadima  
No 4611 Airfield Construction Flight RAF Ramleh  
No 4612 Airfield Construction Flight RAF Shallufa  
No 5577 Artisan Flight RAF Shallufa  
No 5 Supply & Transport Column Suez Road  
No 24 RAF Mobile Field Hospital Tel Litwinsky  
No 4601 Airfield Construction Flight Tobruk  
No 4602 Airfield Construction Flight Tobruk  
No 4606 Airfield Construction Flight Tobruk  
No 4609 Airfield Construction Flt Tobruk  
No 4616 Airfield Construction Flight Tobruk  
No 5053 Airfield Construction Sqn - Detachment Tobruk  
No 680 Sqn - Detachment Tocra Mosquito
No 111 Maintenance Unit Tura  
No 2 Engine Repair Section Tura  
No 3 Engine Repair Section Tura  
No 1 Radio Installation and Maintenance Unit Tura  
No 4614 Airfield Construction Flight Tura  
No 112 Maintenance Unit Wadi Ysara  
No 1 Works Area Zamalek  
No 5051 Airfield Construction Unit Zamalek  
No 5053 Airfield Construction Sqn Zamalek  
AME Stations (Located in No 3 Signals Depot - Helwan)

215, 232, 239, 251, 260, 261 263, 264, 276, 303, 304, 336, 337, 371, 398, 404, 406, 407, 506, 509, 515, 526, 528, 537, 541, 545, 565, 576, 580, 601, 605, 608, 609, 627, 632, 633, 634, 635, 636, 637, 638, 843, 844, 847, 888, 5002, 5011, 6016, 6018, 6071, 6076, 8029, 8030 & 8037

No 216 Group

 
Unit Location/Address Notes
No 114 Transport Wing Accra  
No 249 Transport Wing Algiers  
No 4 Aircraft Delivery Unit Bari  
No 25 Air Despatch and Reception Unit Bari  
No 267 Sqn Bari Dakota
No 28 (SAAF) Sqn - Detachment Bari Dakota
No 1 (ME) Check and Conversion Unit Bilbeis  
Air Booking Centre Cairo  
RAF Station Cairo West    
No 216 Sqn RAF Cairo West Dakota
No 1 Ferry Control RAF Cairo West  
No 21 Air Despatch and Reception Unit RAF Cairo West  
No 28 (SAAF) Sqn Castel Benito Anson/Dakota
No 22 Air Despatch and Reception Unit Castel Benito  
No 216 Group Advanced HQ Caserta  
No 23 Air Despatch and Reception Unit Catania  
No 26 Air Despatch and Reception Unit Foggia  
No 2 Air Delivery Unit (Middle East) Gebel Hamzi  
No 26 Air Despatch and Reception Unit - Detachment Grottaglie  
No 4 Ferry Control RAF Habbaniya  
No 216 Group (Rear) RAF Heliopolis  
No 1 Air Delivery Unit (ME) RAF Heliopolis  
No 20 Air Despatch and Reception Unit RAF Heliopolis  
No 282 Wing RAF Heliopolis  
ME Communication Sqn RAF Heliopolis Fairchild
No 31 Air Despatch and Reception Unit Luqa  
No 29 Air Despatch and Reception Unit Maison Blanche  
No 249 Transport Wing Naples  
No 28 (SAAF) Sqn - Detachment Oujda Anson/Dakota
No 3 Air Delivery Unit (ME) Oujda  
No 24 Air Despatch and Reception Unit Pomigliano  
No 28 Air Despatch and Reception Unit Rabat Sale  
No 28 (SAAF) Sqn - Detachment Rabat Sale Dakota
RAF Movements Detachment Shellal  
No 4 Air Delivery Unit (Middle East) Tripoli  
RAF Movements Detachment Wadi Halfa  
RAF Station Wadi Saidna    
No 2 (ME) Ferry Control RAF Wadi Saidna  
Staging Post under direct control of No 216 Group    
No 10 Staging Post Cairo West  
No 11 Staging Post Mersa Matruh  
No 12 Staging Post El Adem  
No 14 Staging Post Lydda  
No 15 Staging Post Luxor  
No 16 Staging Post Marble Arch  
No 17 Staging Post Castel Benito  
No 20 Staging Post Wadi Seidna  
No 21 Staging Post Atbara  
No 22 Staging Post Wadi Halfa  
No 23 Staging Post Asmara  
No 24 Staging Post El Fasher  
No 25 Staging Post El Genina  
No 26 Staging Post El Obeid  
No 28 Staging Post Malakal  
No 29 Staging Post Juba  
No 30 Staging Post Khormaksar  
No 33 Staging Post Masira  
No 40 Staging Post Habbaniya  
No 41 Staging Post H3  
No 42 Staging Post Shaibah  
No 43 Staging Post Bahrein  
No 44 Staging Post Sharjah  
No 61 Staging Post Naples  
No 62 Staging Post Catania  
No 63 Staging Post Pomigliano  
No 70 Staging Post Rabat Sale  
No 70 Staging Post - Detachment Port Lyautey  
No 70 Staging Post - Detachment Ras el Ma  
No 71 Staging Post Biskra  
No 72 Staging Post Maison Blanche  
No 73 Staging Post Gibraltar  
No 74 Staging Post Oujda  
No 76 Staging Post El Aouina  

 

Air Formation Signals (MEC)

Unit Location/Address Notes
HQ, No 3 Air Formation Signals Heliopolis  
No 1 Company, No 3 Air Formation Signals Mersa Matruh  
No 2 Company, No 3 Air Formation Signals Alexandria  
No 3 Company, No 3 Air Formation Signals Ismailia  
No 4 Company, No 3 Air Formation Signals Cairo  
No 5 Company, No 3 Air Formation Signals Kabrit  
HQ, No 5 Air Formation Signals Jerusalem  
No 1 Company, No 5 Air Formation Signals Haifa  
No 2 Company, No 5 Air Formation Signals Nicosia  
No 3 Company, No 5 Air Formation Signals Beirut  
HQ, No 8 Air Formation Signals Aleppo  
No 1 Company, No 8 Air Formation Signals Aleppo  
No 2 Company, No 8 Air Formation Signals Aleppo  
No 3 Company, No 8 Air Formation Signals Aleppo  
HQ, No 9 Air Formation Signals Benina  
No 1 Company, No 9 Air Formation Signals Bu Amud  
No 2 Company, No 9 Air Formation Signals Benghazi  

Units reduced to 'Number only' basis: -
No 213 Group
No 215 Group
No 217 Group
No 233 Wing
No 234 Wing
No 235 Wing
No 237 Wing
No 238 Wing
No 241 Wing
No 245 Wing
No 252 Wing
No 147 Sqn
No 163 Sqn
No 173 Sqn
No 2 (Yugo-Slav) Sqn
No 1433 Strategic Reconnaissance Flight
No 1434 Flight
No 1436 Balloon Flight
No 1438 Strategic Reconnaissance Flight
No 1411 Meteorological Flight
No 2 Air Stores Park
No 35 Air Stores Park
No 38 Air Stores Park
No 42 Air Stores Park
No 57 Refuelling and Re-arming Party
No 59 Refuelling and Re-arming Party
No 60 Refuelling and Re-arming Party
No 4 Repair and Salvage Unit
No 56 Repair and Salvage Unit
No 118 Maintenance Unit
No 137 Maintenance Unit
No 23 Embarkation Unit
No 48 Embarkation Unit
No 4 MT Repair Unit
No 23 Personnel Transit Centre
No 6 Field Unit
No 8 Field Unit
No 23 Personnel Transit Centre
No 3 Sector Operations Room
No 19 Sector Operations Room
No 20 Sector Operations Room
No 23 Sector Operations Room
No 25A Sector Operations Room
No 2 (ME) Training School
No 1 Middle East Signal Centre
No 2 Middle East Signal Centre
No 3 Middle East Signal Centre
No 4 Middle East Signal Centre
No 36 ALG Signals Section
No 101 Mobile Signals Unit
No 102 Mobile Signals Unit
No 106 Mobile Signals Unit
No 201 Mobile Signals Unit
No 202 Mobile Signals Unit
No 206 Mobile Signals Unit
No 223 Mobile Signals Unit
No 302 Mobile Signals Unit
No 305 Mobile Signals Unit
No 310 Mobile Signals Unit
No 314 Mobile Signals Unit
No 327 Mobile Signals Unit
No 341 Mobile Signals Unit
No 342 Mobile Signals Unit
No 343 Mobile Signals Unit
No 403 Mobile Signals Unit
No 411 Mobile Signals Unit
No 504 Mobile Signals Unit
No 505 Mobile Signals Unit
No 507 Mobile Signals Unit
No 611 Mobile Signals Unit
No 700 Mobile Signals Unit
No 701 Mobile Signals Unit
No 702 Mobile Signals Unit
No 707 Mobile Signals Unit
No 709 Mobile Signals Unit
No 716 Mobile Signals Unit
No 800 Mobile Signals Unit
No 810 Mobile Signals Unit
No 519 AMES
No 527 AMES
No 535 AMES
No 831 AMES
No 5049 AMES
No 5105 AMES
No 4 Field Force HQ Signals Section
No 6 Field Force HQ Signals Section
No 2929 Sqn RAF Regiment
No 6 Middle East Signal Centre
No 4 Sector Operations Room
No 19 Sector Operations Room
No 21 Sector Operations Room
No 22 Sector Operations Room
No 33 Sector Operations Room
No 66 Embarkation Unit
No 6 Heavy Mobile W/T Unit
No 130 Maintenance Unit
No 161 Maintenance Unit
No 52 Mobile Signals Unit

Source - April 1944 SD161

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