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RAF Middle East - January 1940

Directly Administered by Command HQ

Unit Location
RAF HQ Cairo
Base Accounts Office Cairo
Base Personnel Office Cairo
MT Repair Flight Cairo
HQ, No 202 Group RAF Heliopolis
HQ, No 251 (Bomber) Wing* RAF Heliopolis
RAF Station Heliopolis Heliopolis, Egypt
No 208 (Army Co-operation) Sqn (2 Flights) RAF Heliopolis
No 113 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Heliopolis
No 216 (Bomber Transport) Sqn RAF Heliopolis
Meteorological Station RAF Heliopolis
Communication Flt RAF Heliopolis
No 250 (Bomber) Wing* RAF Ismailia
RAF Station Ismailia Ismailia, Egypt
No 14 (Bomber) Sqn (2 Flights only) RAF Ismailia
No 30 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Ismailia
No 55 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Ismailia
Inter Command Wireless Station RAF Ismailia
Meteorological Station RAF Ismailia
RAF Station Helwan Helwan, Egypt
No 112 (Fighter) Sqn RAF Helwan
No 70 (Bomber Transport) Sqn RAF Helwan
No 252 (Fighter) Wing Shafrakana
No 253 (Fighter) Wing Maaten Bagush
No 45 (Bomber) Sqn Fuka
No 31 (Middle East) Air Stores Park Fuka
No 6 Supply and Transport Column** Fuka
No 1 Advance Repair Section Fuka
No 211 (Bomber) Sqn Daba
No 208 (Army Co-operation) Sqn (1 Flight only) Qasaba
No 33 (Fighter) Sqn Mersa Matruh
No 80 (Fighter) Sqn Amiriya
No 103 Maintenance Unit RAF Aboukir
Meteorological Station RAF Aboukir
Port Detachment Alexandria
No 101 Maintenance Unit Tura (El Ma'sara)
No 102 Maintenance Unit RAF Abu Sueir
Pilots' Training Unit RAF Abu Sueir
Reinforcement Pool RAF Abu Sueir
No 254 (Bomber) Wing Khartoum
No 47 (Bomber) Sqn Khartoum
No 223 (Bomber) Sqn Summit
RAF Station Nairobi Nairobi, Kenya
No 1 Sqn, Southern Rhodesian Air Force RAF Nairobi
No 1 Flight, Kenya Auxiliary Air Unit RAF Nairobi
No 2 Flight, Kenya Auxiliary Air Unit RAF Nairobi
No 3 Flight, Kenya Auxiliary Air Unit Mombasa
Air Defence Unit Dar-es-Salam, Tanganyika
HQ Palestine and Trans-Jordan Jerusalem
RAF Station Ramleh Ramleh, Palestine
No 6 (Army Co-operation) Sqn RAF Ramleh
No 2 Armoured Car Company (less 1 section) RAF Ramleh
Meteorological Station RAF Ramleh
Station Flight 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 (1 Flight only) RAF Amman
No 2 Armoured Car Company (1 section) RAF Ma'an

*No 250 and 251 Wings are now incorporated in SHQs Ismailia and Heliopolis respectively.  If wings are required to move they will be re-established as such.

**Vehicles temporarily withdrawn and stored, 13 Nov 1939, will be reformed when required.

The following changes to the above took place before the issue of the next SD161

Change Note
MT Repair Flight was disbanded AL1, 25 Jan 1940
No 251 (Bomber) Wing was disbanded AL1, 25 Jan 1940
No 1 Advanced Repair Section was disbanded AL1, 25 Jan 1940
No 20 (Bomber) Wing was incorporated into AHQ Ismailia.  If the wing is required to move it will be re-established as such. AL1, 25 Jan 1940
MT Storage Unit was formed at Firdan AL1, 25 Jan 1940
No 203 (Bomber) Sqn moved from Summit to Khartoum AL1, 25 Jan 1940
The units at Sarafand were disbanded AL1, 25 Jan 1940
Communication Flight at Heliopolis redesignated Communication Unit AL3, 12 Feb 1940
No 250 Wing replaced SHQ Ismailia AL4, 12 Mar 1940

Source - SD161 (2nd Issue), January 1940

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