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Other Overseas Commands - May 1939

RAF Mediterranean

Units directly administered by RAF Mediterranean HQ

Unit Location
Station HQ Hal Far Hal Far, Malta
  1. Station Flt
  2. No 3 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit
RAF Station Kalafrana Kalafrana, Malta
  1. No 202 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn
  2. Inter-Command W/T Station
Meteorological Station Valetta
RAF Units in the Fleet Air Arm administered by the Mediterranean Command
RAF Units for HMS Glorious: -
  1. HQ
  2. No 802 (Fleet Fighter) Sqn
  3. No 812 (Fleet Torpedo Bomber) Sqn
  4. No 823 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Sqn
  5. No 825 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Sqn

Catapult Units: -

  1. No 701 (Catapult) Flt (1st Battle Sqn - Mediterranean)
  2. No 705 (Catapult) Flt (Battle Cruiser Sqn - Mediterranean)
  3. No 711 (Catapult) Flt (1st Cruiser Sqn - Mediterranean)
  4. No 713 (Catapult) Flt (3rd Cruiser Sqn - Mediterranean)


British Forces in Aden

Units directly administered by Command HQ

Unit Location
RAF Station Khormaksar
No 8 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Khormaksar
No 94 (Fighter) Sqn Sheikh Othman
Armoured Car Section RAF Steamer Point
RAF Equipment and Supply Depot RAF Steamer Point
RAF Hospital Aden

Aden Protectorate Levies

Unit Location
HQ RAF Khormaksar
2 Dismounted Companies RAF Khormaksar
1 Machine Gun Troop Sheikh Othman

Military Forces in Aden

Unit Location
HQ, British Army Troops, Aden  
9th (Heavy) Battery, Royal Artillery  
Anti-Aircraft Section, Royal Artillery  
20th (Fortress) Company, Royal Engineers  


RAF Far East

Unit Location
RAF Station Seletar Seletar, Singapore
No 36 (Torpedo Bomber) Sqn RAF Seletar
No 100 (Torpedo Bomber) Sqn RAF Seletar
No 205 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn RAF Seletar
No 230 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn RAF Seletar
Aircraft Depot RAF Seletar
Straits Settlement Volunteer Air Force RAF Seletar
Inter-Command W/T Station RAF Seletar
No 4 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit RAF Seletar
RAF Station Kai Tak Kai Tak, Hong Kong
Station Flt RAF Kai Tak
RAF Units in the Fleet Air Arm administered by the Far East Command
RAF Units for HMS Eagle: -
  1. HQ
  2. No 813 (Torpedo Spotter Reconnaissance) Sqn
  3. No 824 (Torpedo Spotter Reconnaissance) Sqn

Catapult Units: -

  1. No 714 (Catapult) Sqn (4th Cruiser Sqn - East Indies)
  2. No 715 (Catapult) Sqn (5th Cruiser Sqn - China)

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

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