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AHQ Egypt Personnel, locations and units


This Command was formed as AHQ Egypt within Middle East Command at Regina Building, Cairo from No 202 Group on 1 December 1941.

July 1942

Location Command Controlled
Regina Building, Cairo Middle East Command

Squadrons: -

  • No 6 (Army Co-operation) Squadron

  • No 55 (Bomber) Squadron

  • No 89 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 92 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 94 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 117 (Bomber Transport) Squadron

  • No 147 (Transport) Squadron

  • No 162 (Signals) Squadron

  • No 173 (Communication) Squadron

  • No 208 (Army Co-operation) Squadron

  • No 213 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 216 (Transport) Squadron

  • No 238 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 267 (Transport) Squadron

  • No 971 (Barrage Balloon) Squadron

  • No 974 (Barrage Balloon) Squadron

  • No 975 (Barrage Balloon) Squadron

  • No 976 (Barrage Balloon) Squadron

  • No 977 (Barrage Balloon) Squadron

Other units: -

  • RAF General Hospital - Abbassia

  • SHQ RAF Aboukir

    • RAF Camouflage Section

  • SHQ RAF Abu Sueir

    • No 35 Air Store Park

    • No 58 Repair and Salvage Unit

  • No 16 Sector Operations Room - Abu Zeneina

  • HQ No 241 Wing - Aleppo

  • No 18 Embarkation Unit - Alexandria

  • No 22 Transit Camp - Almaza

  • School of Hygiene - Almaza

  • SHQ RAF Amriya

  • No 1 (Middle East) Training School - Ballah

  • HQ No 244 Wing - Bilbeis

  • No 4 (Middle East ) Aircraft Repair Unit - Burgh el Arab

  • No 136 Maintenance Unit - Burgh el Arab

  • HQ No 212 Group - Cairo

  • HQ No 240 Wing - Cairo

  • No 4 Air Formation Postal Unit - Cairo

  • Aircraft Delivery Unit - Cairo

  • No 21 Sector Operations Room - Fayid

  • No 124 Maintenance Unit - Fuka

  • SHQ RAF Heliopolis

    • Code and Cypher School

    • No 1411 (Meteorological) Flight

    • Film Production Unit

    • No 2 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit

    • British Airways Repair Unit

    • Command Medical Board

    • Middle Interpretation Unit

    • No 22 Sector Operations Room

  • SHQ RAF Helwan

    • No 24 Medical Receiving Station

    • No 1 (Middle East ) Aircraft Repair Unit

    • No 2 (Middle East ) Aircraft Repair Unit

    • Component Repair Depot

    • Middle East Signals School

    • No 23 Transit Camp

    • No 10 Supply and Transport Column

    • Base Salvage Section

  • No 15 Sector Operations Room - Hurghada

  • SHQ RAF Ismailia

    • No 1 Technical School

    • No 1 General Reconnaissance Unit

    • HQ No 250 Wing

    • HQ No 260 Wing

    • No 3 (Middle East ) Aircraft Repair Unit

  • Middle East Pool - Kasfareet

  • RAF School of Cookery - Kasfareet

  • No 21 Transit Camp - Kasfareet

  • SHQ RAF Luxor

  • HQ No 234 Wing - Maaten Bagush

  • SHQ RAF Mersa Matruh

  • No 12 Sector Operations Room - Port Said

  • No 20 Embarkation Office - Port Said

  • No 19 Embarkation Office - Port Tewfik

  • No 61 Repair and Salvage Unit - Quotafiya

  • HQ No 252 Wing - Seagull Camp, Mex

  • SHQ RAF Shandur

  • No 13 Sector Operations Room - Smouha

  • Inter-Service Cypher Production Centre -Tura

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Wilfred A McClaughry   Air Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, DFC
Gp Capt Alfred C Sanderson 16 Feb 1942 Air Officer i/c Administration, CBE, DFC; later AM
Air Staff
Gp Capt H W G J Penderel 19 Jun 1941 Senior Air Staff Officer, MC, AFC
Wg Cdr J W B Judge 25 Jul 1940  
Wg Cdr A D Murray 13 Jun 1941 DFC
Wg Cdr

Antony G Dudgeon

11 Jul 1941  DFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr R B Cox 13 May 1941  
Sqn Ldr R G Grant-Ferris  9 Dec 1941  
Flt Lt C A Adams  3 Oct 1939  
Flt Lt Robert N Bateson  1 Jun 1941 DFC; later AVM
Fg Off H C Mayers 16 Jun 1941 DFC
Fg Off R H Bennett 30 Jun 1941  
Plt Off D J Passadoro 14 Oct 1940  
Plt Off Baron Kinross 24 Nov 1940  
Administrative Staff
Fg Off L Pearl 27 May 1941  
Plt Off I S Findlay 12 Sep 1940  
Plt Off F G Woodhams 21 Oct 1940  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Sqn Ldr D J Day 12 Aug 1940  
Flt Lt F W Hudson 14 Mar 1941  
Signals
WG Cdr S R R Smith 23 Sep 1940  
Fg Off C H Dawson 22 Jul 1940  
Fg Off R T Martin  1 Apr 1941  
Photography
Fg Off V E A Isherwood 23 Apr 1941  
Equipment
Flt Lt B C A Fox 23 Mar 1941  
Accountant
Wg Cdr H E Cardwell  6 Jun 1941 AFC
Wg Cdr F W Arthurton 11 Feb 1942  
Plt Off J Makepeace 16 Jun 1941  
Medical
Wg Cdr C J S O'Malley  1 Dec 1941 Senior Medical Officer, MB, BS, MRCS, LRCP
Flt Lt J H L Newnham  1 Dec 1941 MRCS, LRCP
Flt Lt A S Simpson  9 Dec 1941 MB, BS, MRCS, LRCP, DPH
Educational
MR J Macdonald  8 Jan 1942 Grade II, MA
Miscellaneous Appointments
Sqn Ldr E C G Badcock  9 Apr 1941  
Flt Lt J H F Newland 29 Jan 1941  
Fg Off D W Patston 18 Nov 1940  
Fg Off I Hook 24 Nov 1940  
Fg Off J R Ritchie  9 Apr 1941  
Fg Off R J Bateman 12 Aug 1941  
Plt Off V H Young 15 Feb 1941  

Dates prior to 1 December 1941 are probably the date of appointment to No 202 Group.

Source - July 1942 Confidential Air Force List

It was redesignated AHQ Air Defences Eastern Mediterranean on 4 Mar 1943 but was reformed on 31 August 1944.

June 1945

Location Command Controlled
Regina Building, Cairo Middle East Command
  • ?

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Archibald J Rankin 26 Mar 1945 Air Officer Commanding, OBE, AFC
Air Staff
Sqn Ldr E H Dean  6 Oct 1944  
Administrative Staff
Sqn Ldr R K Stevenson  1 Sep 1944  
Sqn Ldr H A F Summers  1 Sep 1944 Organisation
Sqn Ldr T R H Kane 10 Nov 1944  
Staffs of the Services
Equipment
Sqn Ldr H C Muggeridge  1 Sep 1944  
Accountant
Wg Cdr H E J Ackfield 28 Oct 1944  
Medical
Gp Capt J D'I Rear 13 Dec 1944 MRCS, LRCP
Sqn Ldr J O'Leary  1 Sep 1944 MB, BCh
Educational
Mr T Wilcox  8 Mar 1943 MSc
RAF Regiment
Lt Col J Messer-Bennets  1 Sep 1944  

Source - June 1945 Confidential Air Force List

It was disbanded into No 219 Group on 28 February 1946.

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