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Other Overseas Commands - May 1940

RAF Mediterranean (AHQ - Valetta)

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 (1 Flight each Swordfish and Queen Bee)
RAF Station Kalafrana Kalafrana, Malta
  1. Inter-Command W/T Station
Meteorological Station Valetta
HQ No 201 Group Alexandria
HQ No 200 Group Gibraltar
Ho 86 Wing in SS Dumana* Gibraltar
No 202 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn (Londons) Gibraltar

*Under orders for Malta.  Personnel of Squadron and Wing to go ashore

British Forces in Aden (AHQ - Steamer Point)

Unit Location
RAF Hospital RAF Steamer Point
RAF Equipment and Supply Depot RAF Steamer Point
Armoured Car and Marine Craft Section RAF Steamer Point
RAF Station Khormaksar Khormaksar, Aden
No 8 (Bomber) Sqn (Blenheims) RAF Khormaksar
No 203 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn (Blenheims) RAF Khormaksar
Station Flight (Various) RAF Khormaksar
Target Towing Flight (Vincent) RAF Khormaksar
General Purpose Flight (Vincent) RAF Khormaksar
No 94 (Fighter) Sqn (Gladiators) Sheikh Othman
Inter Command W/T Station Sheikh Othman

Aden Protectorate Levies

Unit Location
HQ Sheikh Othman
2 Companies Sheikh Othman
1 Machine Gun Troop Sheikh Othman
AA Wing Sheikh Othman

Military Forces in Aden

Unit Location
9th (Heavy) Battery, Royal Artillery Steamer Point
20th (Fortress) Company, Royal Engineers Steamer Point
2 Sections, AA Battery Royal Artillery Steamer Point
15th AA Battery HKS, Royal Artillery Isthmus
Searchlight Detachment, Royal Engineers Isthmus
HQ and 3 Companies, 2/5 Mahrattas Khormaksar
1 Company, 2/5 Mahrattas Crater


RAF Far East (HQ - Singapore)

Unit Location
RAF Station Seletar Seletar, Singapore
No 36 (Torpedo Bomber) Sqn (Vildebeests) RAF Seletar
No 100 (Torpedo Bomber) Sqn (Vildebeests) RAF Seletar
No 205 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn (Singapores) RAF Seletar
No 230 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn (Sunderland) RAF Seletar
Aircraft Depot RAF Seletar
Inter-Command W/T Station RAF Seletar
No 4 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (including Spotter Flight) (Shark, Swordfish and Queen Bee) RAF Seletar
RAF Station Tengah Tengah, Singapore
No 34 (Bomber) Sqn (Blenheims) RAF Tengah
No 62 (Bomber) Sqn (Blenheims) RAF Tengah
Communication Flight Kallang
No 273 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn (Vildebeests) China Bay, Ceylon
Station Flight (Various) China Bay, Ceylon
RAF Station Kai Tak Kai Tak, Hong Kong
Station Flt (Various) RAF Kai Tak

Source - SD161 (3rd Issue), May 1940

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