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RAF Middle East - December 1939

HQ - Villa Victoria, Cairo

Directly Administered by Command HQ

Unit Location
HQ, No 202 Group RAF Heliopolis
No 250 (Bomber) Wing RAF Ismailia
HQ, No 251 (Bomber) Wing RAF Heliopolis
HQ, No 252 Wing Shafiakhana
HQ, No 253 Wing Maaten Bagush
HQ, No 254 Wing Khartoum
No 103 Maintenance Unit RAF Aboukir
  1. Meteorological Station
  2. Port Detachment
  1. RAF Aboukir
  2. Alexandria
RAF Station Heliopolis Heliopolis, Egypt
No 113 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Heliopolis
No 208 (Army Co-operation) Sqn Qasaba
No 216 (Bomber Transport) Sqn RAF Heliopolis
  1. Meteorological Station
  1. RAF Heliopolis
Communications Flt RAF Heliopolis
RAF Station Helwan Helwan, Egypt
No 70 (Bomber Transport) Sqn RAF Helwan
No 80 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Helwan
No 112 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Helwan
RAF Station Ismailia Ismailia, Egypt
No 30 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Ismailia
No 33 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Ismailia
No 45 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Ismailia
No 55 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Ismailia
No 211 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Ismailia
Inter Command Wireless Station RAF Ismailia
Meteorological Station RAF Ismailia
No 47 (Bomber) Sqn Khartoum
No 223 (Bomber) Sqn Nairobi
No 101 Maintenance Unit Tura (El Ma'sara)
No 102 Maintenance Unit RAF Abu Sueir

RAF in Palestine and Trans-Jordan (HQ - Tannous Building, St Julian's Way, Jerusalem)

Unit Location
RAF Station Ramleh Ramleh, Palestine
No 6 (Army Co-operation) Sqn RAF Ramleh
No 2 Armoured Car Company (less 1 section at Ma'an) RAF Ramleh
Meteorological Station RAF Ramleh
RAF General Hospital RAF Sarafand
RAF Equipment and Supplies Detachment RAF Sarafand
RAF Station Amman Amman, Trans-Jordan
Meteorological Station RAF Amman
No 14 (Bomber) Sqn 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
x Cavalry Sqn Semakh
x Cavalry Sqn Roshpina
x Cavalry Sqn Jisr el Mejamie
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 - Confidential Air Force List, December 1939

This page was last updated on 08/07/19 using FrontPage 2003

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