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Middle East Area - July 1920

Egyptian Group

Unit Location Officer Commanding
No 70 Sqn Heliopolis Sqn Ldr Sydney W Smith OBE; later A/Cdre
No 16 Training Depot Station (Cadre) Heliopolis  
No 47 Sqn Helwan Sqn Ldr George R M Reid DSO, MC*; later AVM
Aircraft Depot, Egypt Alexandria Sqn Ldr A E Pettingell
Engine Repair Depot Abbassia  
Stores Depot Aboukir Sqn Ldr C P Ogden OBE
Base Records Office Aboukir  
No 56 Sqn Aboukir Sqn Ldr Phillip Babington MC, AFC; later AM
Base Pay Office Cairo  
Meteorological Station Cairo  


Palestine Group

Unit Location Officer Commanding
No 5 (Corps) Wing Ismailia  
No 40 (Army) Wing Ismailia  
No 14 Sqn (HQ & 1 Flight) Ramleh Sqn Ldr William L Welsh DSC; later AM
No 14 Sqn (1 Flight) Damascus  
No 14 Sqn (1 Flight) Aleppo  
No 208 Sqn (HQ & 2 Flights) Ismailia Sqn Ldr Charles E H Medhurst OBE, MC; later ACM
No 208 Sqn (1 Flight) Ramleh  
No 55 Sqn Suez Flt Lt Charles H Elliott-Smith AFC; later A/Cdre
No 216 Sqn Kantara Sqn Ldr Charles H Nicholas AFC; later A/Cdre
Meteorological Station Damascus  

Macedonia, Turkey and Trans-Caucasia

Unit Location Officer Commanding
RAF Liaison HQ Constantinople Flt Lt H M Seton-Karr
RAF Port Depot Constantinople  
Base Depot Constantinople  
Base Record Office Salonika  
Salonika Aircraft Park Mikra Bay  
Repair Depot and Stores Depot (a) Mudros  

All units in these regions are administered locally by RAF Liaison, Constantinople.

(a) This unit is based on the RAF Port Depot, Constantinople, but remains under AOC Mediterranean Group for administration.

Mesopotamian Wing

Unit Location Officer Commanding
Wing HQ Baghdad Wg Cdr Charles S Burnett CBE, DSO; later ACM
No 6 Sqn (HQ & 1 Flight) Baghdad Sqn Ldr William Sowrey AFC; later A/Cdre
No 6 Sqn (1 Flight) Bushire  
No 6 Sqn (Detachment) Samawah  
No 30 Sqn (HQ & 1 Flight) Baghdad  
No 30 Sqn (1 Flight) Mosul  
No 30 Sqn (1 Flight) Kasvin  
No 30 Sqn (Detachment) Bushire  
Meteorological Station Baghdad  
Aircraft Park Baghdad Flt Lt P R E Josephs
Meteorological Station Bushire  
Aircraft Park (detachment) Basrah  
No 84 Sqn (Forming) Basrah  
Meteorological Station Basrah  
Meteorological Station Tcharbar  
Base Records Office Basheul  
Central Air Communication Section Sharbar Flt Lt T Henderson


South Russia

Unit Location Officer Commanding
RAF HQ Taganrog, Crimea  
RAF Training Mission Ekaterinodar, Crimea Flt Lt A W Clemson

Under command of AOC Middle East, for all purposes except operations.

Survey Parties

Unit Location Officer Commanding
No 1 African Survey Khartoum Flt Lt I Cullen
No 2 African Survey Nairobi Flt Lt E C Emmett
No 3 African Survey Pretoria Flt Lt C Court-Treatt

Source - July 1920 Air Force List

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