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Other Overseas Commands - August 1940

RAF Mediterranean (AHQ - Valetta)

Units directly administered by RAF Mediterranean HQ

Unit Location Notes
Base Accounts Office Valetta  
Base Personnel Office Valetta  
Meteorological Station Valetta  
RAF Station Kalafrana Kalafrana, Malta  
Inter-Command W/T Station RAF Kalafrana  
Station HQ Hal Far Hal Far, Malta  
Station Flt RAF Hal Far Various
Station HQ Luqa Luqa, Malta  
No 261 Sqn RAF Luqa Hurricanes
No 431 Flight RAF Luqa Glen Martin
D/F station Ta Salvatur  
No 241 TRU Ta Salvatur  
No 242 TRU Ta Salvatur  

British Forces in Aden (AHQ - Steamer Point)

Unit Location Notes
Armoured Car and Marine Craft Section RAF Steamer Point  
Equipment Supply Depot RAF Steamer Point  
RAF Hospital RAF Steamer Point  
RAF Station Khormaksar Khormaksar, Aden  
No 8 Sqn RAF Khormaksar Blenheims
No 203 Sqn RAF Khormaksar Blenheims
Station Flight RAF Khormaksar Various
General Purpose Flight RAF Khormaksar Vincents
RAF Station Sheikh Othman Sheikh Othman, Aden  
No 94 (Fighter) Sqn Sheikh Othman Gladiators
No 11 (Bomber) Sqn Sheikh Othman Blenheims
No 39 (Bomber) Sqn Sheikh Othman Blenheims
Inter Command W/T Station Sheikh Othman  

Aden Protectorate Levies

Unit Location Notes
HQ Sheikh Othman  
2 Companies Infantry Sheikh Othman  
1 Machine Gun Troop Sheikh Othman  
AA Wing Sheikh Othman  
No 13 WIS Sheikh Othman Half Screen

Military Forces in Aden

Unit Location
HQ, Royal Artillery Steamer Point
HQ 5th (Heavy) Regiment, Royal Artillery Steamer Point
9th (Heavy) Battery, Royal Artillery Steamer Point
20th (Fortress) Company, Royal Artillery Steamer Point
15th AA Battery HKS, Royal Artillery Isthmus
23rd AA Battery HKS, Royal Artillery Isthmus
Searchlight Detachment, Royal Artillery Isthmus
AA Section, Royal Engineers Isthmus
17th Indian Staging Section Isthmus
48 CD RIASC Isthmus
2/5 Mahrattas Light Infantry Khormaksar
1/2nd Punjab Regiment Khormaksar
Ordnance Depot, RAOC Crater


RAF Far East (HQ - Singapore)

Unit Location  


RAF Station Seletar Seletar, Singapore  
No 36 (Torpedo Bomber) Sqn RAF Seletar Vildebeests
No 100 (Torpedo Bomber) Sqn RAF Seletar Vildebeests
No 205 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn RAF Seletar Singapores
Aircraft Depot RAF Seletar  
Inter-Command W/T Station RAF Seletar  
RAF Station Tengah Tengah, Singapore  
No 34 Sqn RAF Tengah Blenheims
No 62 Sqn RAF Tengah Blenheims
Communication Flight Kallang Various
No 4 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (including Spotter Flight) Kallang Shark, Swordfish and Queen Bee
No 1 Sqn RAAF Sembawang Hudsons (12)


RAF Station China Bay China Bay, Ceylon  
No 273 Sqn RAF China Bay Vildebeests
Station Flight RAF China Bay Various

Hong Kong

RAF Station Kai Tak Kai Tak, Hong Kong  
Station Flt RAF Kai Tak Various

Source - SD161 (5th Issue), August 1940

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