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HQ No 206 Group Personnel, locations and units


[Jul 1942 | Dec 1943 | Jun 1944 | Jun 1945 | 1951 | 1952 | 1953 | 1954]

This Group was formed on 17 June 1941 as Maintenance Group in Cairo but redesignated No 206 (Maintenance) Group on 1 September 1941 when it moved to 21 Rue Merzbeck, Heliopolis.

July 1942

Location Command Controlled
21 Rue Merzbeck, Heliopolis Middle East Command

Squadrons: -

  • No 47 (Torpedo Bomber) SQuadron

Other Units

  • No 103 Maintenance Unit -  Aboukir*

  • No 24 Transit Camp -  Aboukir*

  • Salvage Equipment Section - Abu Sueir*

  • Air Publications and Forms Store - Cairo

  • No 108 Maintenance Unit - Fayum Road (Kilo 17)

  • Aircraft Recovery Party - Heliopolis*

  • No 9 Supply and transport Column - Heliopolis*

  • MT Base Pool - Helwan*

  • Engine Test Section - Helwan*

  • No 113 Maintenance Unit - Hughada

  • No 107 Maintenance Unit - Kasfareet

  • No 106 Maintenance Unit - Khanka

  • Master Provision Office - Khanka

  • No 101 Maintenance Unit - Masara

  • No 111 Maintenance Unit - Masara

  • Aircraft Replacement Pool - Wadi Natrun

*Station under AHQ Egypt

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Act A/Cdre Cyril B Cooke 17 Jun 1941 Air Officer Commanding, CBE; later AM
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr G N J Stanley-Turner 13 Sep 1941 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Flt Lt F W Griffiths  6 Sep 1941  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Wg Cdr William H Husbands 17 Jun 1941 later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr R Best 17 Jun 1941  
Sqn Ldr T H England   Senior Engineer Officer, DSC, AFC
Sqn Ldr A E Davies 17 Jun 1941  
Equipment
Wg Cdr F H Bedford 17 Jun 1941  
Wg Cdr A W Rule 17 Jun 1941  
Wg Cdr Leonard C Dennis 23 Aug 1941 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr C J Y Ferguson 25 Jul 1941  
Flt Lt R F B Guy 23 Aug 1941  
Flt Lt M Dean 17 Jun 1941  
Flt Lt S G Dell 17 Jun 1941  
Fg Off M Curthoys 17 Jun 1941  
Fg Off P S Goods 17 Jun 1941  
Fg Off V W Blake 17 Jun 1941  
Plt Off A B Dale 17 Jun 1941  
Accountant
Wg Cdr E V Humphrey  1 Oct 1941  
Plt Off F Crowe 23 Sep 1941  
Aeronautical Inspection
Mr H E Brown Senior Aeronautical Inspection Officer - Inspector, AID
Miscellaneous Appointments
Fg Off P T Hands  4 Sep 1941  

Source - July 1942 Confidential Air Force List

December 1943

Location Command Controlled
21 Rue Merzbeck, Heliopolis Middle East Command Unable to list units at present

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Gilbert F Smylie 12 Jul 1942 Air Officer Commanding,  DSC
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr W R Vaughan 25 Sep 1942 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr C J Holland 31 Oct 1942  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Gp Capt T H England 24 Feb 1943 Senior Engineer Officer, DSC, AFC
Wg Cdr A K Hunter 26 Mar 1943  
Sqn Ldr F Healey  1 Oct 1944  
Signals
Sqn Ldr W Wolfenden  7 Aug 1941 Chief Signals Officer, OBE
Equipment
Gp Capt D A W Sugden 14 Jul 1942 OBE
Sqn Ldr A F J Copson  1 Jun 1942  
Sqn Ldr H M Butler  4 Mar 1943  
Accountant
Sqn Ldr W A Covill  8 Jan 1943  
Aeronautical Inspection
Hon Wg Cdr H E Brown Assistant Chief Inspector, AID
Flt Lt C W Milburn  
Fg Off H F Lightbody  
Miscellaneous Appointments
Sqn Ldr J E Proctor 29 Jul 1942 DFC

Source - December 1943 Confidential Air Force List

June 1944

Location Command Controlled
21 Rue Merzbeck, Heliopolis Middle East Command

Stations: -

  • SHQ RAF Aboukir

  • SHQ RAF El Gedida

  • SHQ RAF Heliopolis

  • SHQ RAF Helwan

Squadrons: -

  • No 47 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron

Other Units

  • No 101 Maintenance Unit - Masara

  • No 102 Maintenance Unit - Amriya

  • No 103 Maintenance Unit -  Aboukir

  • No 106 Maintenance Unit - Khanka

  • No 107 Maintenance Unit - Kasfareet

  • No 108 Maintenance Unit - El Firdan

  • No 109 Maintenance Unit - Boulac

  • No 111 Maintenance Unit - Tura

  • No 112 Maintenance Unit - Wadi Ysara

  • No 126 Maintenance Unit - Abu Sultan

  • No 128 Maintenance Unit - Abu Sultan

  • No 132 Maintenance Unit - Helwan

  • No 135 Maintenance Unit - Gegel Hamzi

  • No 140 Maintenance Unit - Khataba

  • No 168 Maintenance Unit - Heliopolis

  • No 3 MT Base Depot - Helwan

  • No 3 Signals Depot - Helwan

  • No 1 Engine Test Section - Boulac

  • No 2 Engine Test Section - Tura

  • No 3 Engine Test Section - Tura

  • No 4 Engine Test Section - Boulac

  • No 5 Engine Test Section - Mansourah

  • No 7 Engine Test Section - Aboukir

  • No 8 Engine Test Section - Aboukir

  • No 9 Engine Test Section - Kasfareet

  • Marine Craft Unit - Port Said

  • Marine Craft Repair Section - Alexandria

  • No 1 Meteorological Forecast Unit - Almaza

  • No 17 Meteorological Forecast Unit - Cairo

  • No 122 Meteorological Field Unit - Heliopolis

  • No 21 Personnel Transit Centre - Kasfareet

  • No 22 Personnel Transit Centre - Almaza

  • No 24 Personnel Transit Centre - Aboukir

  • No 39 Personnel Transit Centre - Shallufa

  • No 61 Repair and Salvage Unit - Stornara

  • No 5 Supply and Transport Column - Suez Road

  • Polish Air Force Training School - Heliopolis

  • RAF School of Catering - Helwan

  • School of Hygiene - Almaza

  • No 8 Anti-Malarial Control Unit - Edcu

  • No 9 Anti-Malarial Control Unit - Abu Sueir

  • Command Medical Board - Heliopolis

  • No 6 (ME) Field Hygiene Unit - El Firdan

  • No 5 RAF Hospital - Abbassia

  • Air Publications Unit - Cairo

  • Air Supply Development Centre - Heliopolis

  • Balloon & Oxygen Centre - Baalwa

  • Base Accounts Office - El Gedida

  • Base Salvage Unit - Helwan

  • No 2 British Airways Repair Unit - Almaza

  • Master Provision Office - El Gedida

  • Middle East Interpretation Unit - Heliopolis

  • No 1 (ME) Check and Conversion Unit - Bilbeis

  • No 1 (ME) MT Repair Unit - Alexandria

  • No 7 (ME) MT Repair Unit - Cairo

  • No 51 RAF MT Company - Almaza

  • No 52 RAF MT Company - Almaza

  • RAF Retreading Unit - Heliopolis

  • Standing Committee of Adjustment - Heliopolis

  • No 1 Works Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Frederick E Vernon 10 Jun 1944 Air Officer Commanding,  OBE
Maintenance Staff
Gp Capt G H H Procter  7 Apr 1944  
Gp Capt J W Mitchell  1 May 1943  
Wg Cdr J B Taylor  7 Mar 1944  
Wg Cdr G W Peel  3 May 1943  
Sqn Ldr I A Parry 13 Aug 1942  
Sqn Ldr S R Amor 31 Mar 1943  
Sqn Ldr R W Compton-Hall  1 Mar 1944  
Sqn Ldr W S L Lapidge 13 Mar 1944  
Sqn Ldr H S King  9 Apr 1944  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt A S Jackson 27 Feb 1944 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Wg Cdr F W T Pryer 14 Feb 1944 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr R H M MacDonald 27 Sep 1943  
Sqn Ldr R K Stevenson 18 Feb 1944  
Sqn Ldr A S Watson  1 Dec 1942  
Sqn Ldr T Linnell 16 Jun 1943  
Sqn Ldr G M Budd  1 Mar 1944  
Staffs of the Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr W Wolfenden  7 Aug 1941 Chief Signals Officer, OBE
Armament
Sqn Ldr W S Bow 18 Oct 1943  
Accountant
Wg Cdr Bernard L Blofeld  2 Jul 1943 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr S E Phillips 16 Nov 1942  
Medical
Gp Capt C T O'Neill 13 Feb 1944 OBE, MB, BCh
Wg Cdr T J X Canton  1 Feb 1944 MB, ChB
Sqn Ldr J L W Walls  1 Feb 1944 LRCP & S
Sqn Ldr J O'Leary  7 Mar 1944 MB, BCh

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

June 1945

Location Command Controlled
21 Rue Merzbeck, Heliopolis Middle East Command
  • Unable to list units at present

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Frederick E Vernon 10 Jun 1944 Air Officer Commanding,  OBE
Maintenance Staff
Gp Capt G H H Procter  7 Apr 1944  
Gp Capt J W Mitchell  1 May 1943  
Wg Cdr J B Taylor  7 Mar 1944  
Wg Cdr W S L Lapidge 13 Mar 1944  
Sqn Ldr T M Addis 15 Sep 1944  
Sqn Ldr R W Compton-Hall  1 Mar 1944  
Sqn Ldr C A Baxter 29 Mar 1944  
Sqn Ldr N R Parry 11 Jul 1944  
Sqn Ldr R M Lemonius 23 Aug 1944  
Administrative Staff
Gp Capt A S Jackson 27 Feb 1944 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Wg Cdr A Haywood 24 Jun 1944 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr T Linnell 16 Jun 1943  
Sqn Ldr G M Budd  1 Mar 1944  
Sqn Ldr H J Robinson 16 May 1944  
Staffs of the Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr S G Brown  1 May 1944  
Armament
Sqn Ldr W S Bow 18 Oct 1943  
Accountant
Wg Cdr Bernard L Blofeld  2 Jul 1943 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr H S Doughty 15 May 1944  
WAAF Staff Officer
Sqn Off I F Stone 14 Feb 1945  

Source - June 1945 Confidential Air Force List

It disbanded into No 219 Group on 28 February 1946.

It reformed as No 206 (Base Maintenance) Group on 1 June 1951 within Middle East Air Force at Abyad.

1951

Location Command Controlled
RAF Abyad, Egypt Middle East Air Force
  • No 107 Maintenance Unit

  • No 109 Maintenance Unit

  • No 129 Maintenance Unit

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Frank W Felgate  1 Jun 1951 Air Officer Commanding, CBE; later AVM

Source - October 1951 Air Force List

1952

Location Command Controlled
RAF Abyad, Egypt Middle East Air Force
  • No 107 Maintenance Unit

  • No 109 Maintenance Unit

  • No 129 Maintenance Unit

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Morton S Shapcott 30 May 1952 Air Officer Commanding,

Personal Appointment

Flt Lt T G G Dexter 27 Jun 1951 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt R W Christmas  9 Feb 1952 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr J Fleming  1 Jun 1951 Senior Officer i/c Administration, MBE

Source - October 1952 Air Force List

1953

Location Command Controlled
RAF Abyad, Egypt Middle East Air Force
  • No 107 Maintenance Unit

  • No 109 Maintenance Unit

  • No 129 Maintenance Unit

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Morton S Shapcott 30 May 1952 Air Officer Commanding,

Personal Appointment

Fg Off A J Gray 12 Nov 1952 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt R W Christmas  9 Feb 1952 Senior Air Staff Officer, OBE
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr H C Bailey 26 Jul 1952 Senior Officer i/c Administration

Source - October 1953 Air Force List

1954

Location Command Controlled
RAF Abyad, Egypt Middle East Air Force
  • No 107 Maintenance Unit

  • No 109 Maintenance Unit

  • No 129 Maintenance Unit

 

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre Morton S Shapcott 30 May 1952 Air Officer Commanding,

Personal Appointment

Fg Off W G E Bangay 18 Nov 1953 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
Gp Capt H B Collins 29 Nov 1953 Senior Air Staff Officer, MA, AFRAeS
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr H C Bailey 26 Jul 1952 Senior Officer i/c Administration

Source - April 1954 Air Force List

It disbanded into No 205 Group on 31 August 1954.

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