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Other Overseas Commands/Units - April 1944


Air Headquarters, West Africa

HQ - Freetown

 
Unit Location Notes
No 295 Wing Dakar (Senegal)  
No 343 French Naval Sqn Dakar (Senegal) Sunderland
No 344 French Naval Sqn Dakar (Senegal) Wellington XI
Gambia
RAF Station Bathurst    
No 44 Embarkation Unit RAF Bathurst  
No 95 Sqn RAF Bathurst Sunderland
No 201 Air Sea Rescue Unit RAF Bathurst  
No 95 Sqn - Advanced Base Port Etienne Sunderland
No 343 Sqn - Advanced Base Port Etienne Sunderland
RAF Station Yundum    
No 200 Sqn RAF Yundum Liberator
Sierra Leone
AHQ West Africa Freetown  
No 26 Embarkation Unit Freetown  
W/T Station Freetown  
Base Personnel Office Freetown  
No 36 Personnel Transit Centre Freetown  
No 202 Air Sea Rescue Unit Freetown  
RAF Station Jui    
No 204 Sqn RAF Jui Sunderland
No 490 Sqn RNZAF RAF Jui Sunderland
No 5151 Mechanical and Electrical Sqn RAF Jui  
No 176 Maintenance Unit Kosso Equipment Holding Unit
RAF Station Waterloo (Nucleus)    
No 1562 (Meteorological) Flt RAF Waterloo  
Communication Flt RAF Waterloo  
Gold Coast
No 62 Embarkation Unit Accra  
No 37 Personnel Transit Centre Accra  
No 114 Wing Accra Transport Command Unit
RAF Station Takoradi    
No 116 Maintenance Unit RAF Takoradi Aircraft Acceptance Unit
No 33 Embarkation Unit RAF Takoradi  
Communication Flt RAF Takoradi  
RAF Hospital RAF Takoradi  
Central Accounts Office RAF Takoradi  
No 178 Maintenance Unit RAF Takoradi Equipment Holding Unit
No 26 (South African) Sqn RAF Takoradi Wellington
No 21 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit RAF Takoradi  
No 249 Air Sea Rescue Unit RAF Takoradi  
Nigeria
RAF Station Apapa    
No 270 Sqn Apapa Catalina
No 1561 (Meteorological) Flt Ikeja  
RAF Staging Station Ikeja  
No 26 (South African) Sqn - Advanced Base Ikeja Wellington
No 38 Embarkation Unit Lagos  
No 298 Wing Lagos  
RAF Detachment Oshodi (Lagos)  
No 1560 (Meteorological) Flt Maiduguri  
Liberia
No 490 Sqn RNZAF - Advanced Base Fishlake Catalina
No 204 Sqn - Advanced Base Fishlake Sunderland
No 200 Sqn - Advanced Base Robertsfield Liberator
No 26 (SAAF) Sqn - Advanced Base Robertsfield Wellington
Ivory Coast
No 490 Sqn RNZAF - Advanced Base Abidjan Catalina
No 204 Sqn - Advanced Base Abidjan Sunderland
No 270 Sqn - Advanced Base Abidjan Catalina
French Equatorial Africa
No 270 Sqn - Advanced Base Libreville Catalina
No 26 (SAAF) Sqn - Advanced Base Point Noire Wellington
Belgian Congo
No 270 Sqn - Advanced Base Banana Catalina
Staging Posts under No 5 (ME) Ferry Control
No 50 Staging Post Ikeja  
No 51 Staging Post Fort Lamy  
No 52 Staging Post Kano  
No 53 Staging Post Maiduguri  
No 53 Staging Post - Detachment Fort Lamy  
No 54 Staging Post Takoradi  
No 55 Staging Post Accra  

RAF Schools in Canada

Administered by the RCAF

 
School Location Notes
No 31 Elementary Flying Training School De Winton, Alberta  
No 32 Elementary Flying Training School Bowden, Alberta  
No 31 Service Flying Training School Kingston, Ontario Formerly No 7 SFTS, Peterborough
No 32 Service Flying Training School Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Formerly No 10 SFTS, Ternhill
No 33 Service Flying Training School Carberry, Manitoba  
No 34 Service Flying Training School Medicine Hat, Alberta  
No 36 Service Flying Training School Penhold, Alberta  
No 31 Air Navigation School Port Albert, Ontario Formerly No 1 S of AN, St Athan
No 33 Air Navigation School Hamilton, Ontario  
No 31 General Reconnaissance School Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Formerly No 2 GRS, Squire's Gate
No 31 Bombing and Gunnery School Picton, Ontario  
No 31 (General Reconnaissance) Operational Training Unit Debart, Nova Scotia  
No 32 (Transport) Operational Training Unit Patricia Bay, British Colombia  
No 34 (Light Bomber) Operational Training Unit Pennfield Ridge, New Brunswick  
No 36 (Night Fighter) Operational Training Unit Greenwood, Nova Scotia  
No 31 RAF Personnel Depot Moncton, New Brunswick  

Units in the USA and West Indies

 
Unit Location Notes
*No 65 Embarkation Unit Miami  
*No 56 Embarkation Unit New York  
*No 111 Operational training Unit Nassau, Bahamas Liberator/Mitchell
*No 250 Air Sea Rescue Unit Nassau, Bahamas  

* Administered by RAF Delegation, Washington

Source - SD161 - April 1944

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