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Middle East Area - August 1920

Egyptian Group (HQ - Almaza, Cairo)

Unit Location
No 70 Sqn Heliopolis
No 16 Training Depot Station (Cadre) Heliopolis
No 47 Sqn Helwan
Detachment Sollum
Stores Depot Alexandria
Engine Repair Depot Abbassia
Aircraft Depot Aboukir
Base Record Office Aboukir
No 56 Sqn Aboukir
Detachment Beni Surf
Base Pay Office Cairo
Meteorological Station Cairo


Palestine Group (HQ - Ismailia)

Unit Location
No 14 Sqn Ramleh
No 208 Sqn (HQ & 1 Flt) Ismailia
No 216 Sqn Kantara
Meteorological Station Damascus

Macedonia, Turkey and Trans-Caucasia

Unit Location
HQ 'Q' Force RAF**
  1. 'Q' Force Aircraft Park
  2. No 55 Sqn, 'Q' Force
  1. Constantinople
  2. 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 HQ 'Q' Force RAF, Constantinople.

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

(a) This unit is based on the HQ 'Q' Force RAF, Constantinople, but remains under AOC Mediterranean Group for administration.

Mesopotamian Wing

Unit Location
No 6 Sqn (HQ & 1 Flt) Baghdad
No 6 Sqn (1 Flt) Bushire
No 6 Sqn (1 Flt) Ana
No 30 Sqn (HQ & 1 Flt) Baghdad
No 30 Sqn (1 Flt) Mosul
No 30 Sqn (1 Flt) Kasvin
No 30 Sqn (Detachment) Samawah
Meteorological Station Baghdad
Aircraft Park Baghdad
Detachment (Port Depot) Basrah
Meteorological Station Bushire
No 84 Sqn (Forming) Baghdad
Meteorological Station Basrah
Meteorological Station Shaibah
Base Record Office Basheul
Central Air Communication Section Shaibah


South Russia

Unit Location
RAF Training Mission Crimea

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

Survey Parties

Unit Location
No 1 African Survey Khartoum
No 2 African Survey Nairobi
No 3 African Survey Pretoria

Source - August 1920 Air Force List

This page was last updated on 08/07/19

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