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RAF Middle East - July 1937

Directly Administered by Command HQ*

Unit Location
RAF Depot, Middle East RAF Aboukir
  1. Meteorological Station
  2. Port Detachment
No 4 Flying Training School RAF Abu Sueir
RAF Station Heliopolis Heliopolis, Egypt
No 208 (Army Co-operation) Sqn RAF Heliopolis
No 216 (Bomber Transport) Sqn RAF Heliopolis
  1. Meteorological Station
No 45 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Helwan
RAF Station Ismailia Ismailia, Egypt
No 33 (Bomber) Sqn (temporarily detached from Bomber Command) RAF Ismailia
Inter Command Wireless Station RAF Ismailia
Meteorological Station RAF Ismailia
No 47 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Khartoum
No 223 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Nairobi

*The AOC is also responsible for the administration and training of RAF units under the operational command of the GOC, British Forces in Palestine and Trans-Jordan.

British Forces in Palestine and Trans-Jordan*

RAF in Palestine and Trans-Jordan

Unit Location
RAF Station Ramleh Ramleh, Palestine
1 Flight of No 6 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Ramleh
2 Flights of No 6 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Ismailia
No 2 Armoured Car Company (less 1 section) RAF Ramleh
Detachment, No 1 Armoured Car Company RAF Ramleh
Meteorological Station RAF Ramleh
RAF General Hospital RAF Sarafand
Combined Supply Depot RAF Sarafand
RAF Station Amman Amman, Trans-Jordan
No 14 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Amman
Meteorological Station RAF Amman
RAF Detachment RAF Ma'an
No 2 Armoured Car Company (1 section) RAF Ma'an

Trans-Jordan Frontier Force#

Unit Location
1 x Mechanised Company Zerka
1 x Cavalry Sqn Zerka
1 x Mechanised Company Ma'an
0.5 x Cavalry Sqn Semakh
0.5 x Cavalry Sqn Roshpina
0.5 x Cavalry Sqn Jisr el Mejamie
0.5 x Cavalry Sqn Beisan

* Responsibility for the defence of the region was temporarily transferred to the War Office on 15 September 1936 when a GOC was appointed.  The AOC is directly responsible to the GOC for the general conduct of operations by all units in the command.  For the administration and training of the RAF units in his command he comes under the AOC, RAF Middle East.

# This force is under the combined GHQ for operations and under the RAF HQ for administration

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

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