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Middle East Area - July 1920

Egyptian Group

Unit Location Officer Commanding
No 70 Sqn Heliopolis Sqn Ldr S W Smith,
No 16 Training Depot Station (Cadre) Heliopolis Flt Lt T C Noble
No 47 Sqn Helwan Sqn G R M Reid,
No 56 Sqn Aboukir Sqn Ldr P Babington,
Stores Depot Alexandria Sqn Ldr C P Ogden
Engine Repair Depot Abbassia Sqn Ldr T F Bullen
Aircraft Depot Aboukir ?
Base Record Office Aboukir  
Base Pay Office Cairo  
Meteorological Station Cairo  


Palestine Group

Unit Location Officer Commanding
No 14 Sqn (HQ & 1 Flt) Ramleh Sqn Ldr W L Welsh,
No 14 Sqn (1 Flt) Damascus  
No 14 Sqn (1 Flt) Aleppo  
No 208 Sqn (HQ & 1 Flt) Ismailia Sqn Ldr W J Guilfoyle,
No 208 Sqn (1 Flt) Ramleh  
No 55 Sqn Suez Sqn Ldr C H Elliott-Smith,
No 216 Sqn Kantara Sqn Ldr C H Nicholas,
Meteorological Station Damascus  

Macedonia, Turkey and Trans-Caucasia

Unit Location Officer Commanding
RAF Liaison HQ* Constantinople Flt Lt H M Seton-Karr
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
No 6 Sqn (HQ & 1 Flt) Baghdad Flt Lt G C Pirie,
No 6 Sqn (1 Flt) Bushire  
No 6 Sqn (Detachment) Samawah  
No 30 Sqn (HQ & 1 Flt) Baghdad Sqn Ldr W Sowrey,
No 30 Sqn (1 Flt) Mosul  
No 30 Sqn (1 Flt) Kasvin  
Meteorological Station Baghdad  
Aircraft Park Baghdad Sqn Ldr V O Rees
Meteorological Station Bushire  
Meteorological Station Basrah  
Meteorological Station Shaibah  
Aircraft Park (detachment) Basrah  
No 84 Sqn (Forming) Basrah Sqn Ldr B L Huskinson
Base Record Office Basheul  
Central Air Communication Section Shaibah Flt Lt T Henderson


South Russia

Unit Location Officer Commanding
RAF Training Mission* 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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