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Other Overseas Commands/Units - December 1941

[West Africa | Canada | South Africa | Russia]

West Africa

Location Unit Notes
Bathurst, Gambia AM W/T Station  
  No 200 Sqn Hudson
  No 204 Sqn Sunderland
  SS Dumana  
  No 44 Embarkation Office  
Fura Bay, Sierra Leone No 95 Sqn Sunderland
East Kissi, Sierra Leone No 244 AMES  
Freetown, Sierra Leone No 26 Embarkation Office  
  W/T Station  
  AHQ West Africa  
  SS Manela  
Hastings, Sierra Leone No 128 Sqn Hurricane (4)
Wilberforce, Sierra Leone No 265 AMES  
Wellington, Sierra Leone No 513 AMES  
Takoradi, Gold Coast RAF Station  
  No 116 Maintenance Unit  
  No 33 Embarkation Office  
  Middle East Transport Flight Hudson III
  Fighter Defence Flight Hurricane
  General Reconnaissance Flight Blenheim IV
Lagos, Nigeria No 38 Embarkation Office  

Units to operate but not yet located

Bathurst Nos 651 & 652 AMES  
Freetown Nos 305 & 514 AMES  
Takoradi Nos 302 & 529 AMES  

RAF Schools in Canada

Administered by the RCAF

School Location Notes
No 31 Elementary Flying Training School De Winton, Alberta  
No 32 Elementary Flying Training School Bowden, Alberta  
No 31 Service Flying Training School Kingston, Ontario Formerly No 7 SFTS, Peterborough
No 32 Service Flying Training School Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Formerly No 10 SFTS, Ternhill
No 33 Service Flying Training School Carberry, Manitoba  
No 34 Service Flying Training School Medicine Hat, Alberta  
No 35 Service Flying Training School North Battleford, Saskatchewan  
No 36 Service Flying Training School Penhold, Alberta  
No 37 Service Flying Training School Calgary (Mu), Alberta  
No 31 Air Navigation School Port Albert, Ontario Formerly No 1 S of AN, St Athan
No 32 Air Navigation School Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island  
No 33 Air Navigation School Hamilton, Ontario  
No 31 General Reconnaissance School Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Formerly No 2 GRS, Squire's Gate
No 31 Bombing and Gunnery School Picton, Ontario  
No 31 (General Reconnaissance) Operational Training Unit Debart, Nova Scotia  
No 32 (Torpedo Bomber) Operational Training Unit Patricia Bay, British Colombia  
No 31 Radio School Clinton, Ontario  
No 31 RAF Personnel Depot Moncton, New Brunswick  

RAF Schools in South Africa

Administered by the SAAF


(SAAF nomenclature in parenthesis)

Location Notes
No 5 Combined Air Observer Navigation School (No 45 Air School) Oudtsboorn, Cape Province Ex Weston-super-Mare
No 7 Combined Air Observer Navigation School (No 47 Air School) Queenstown, Cape Province Formerly part of No 1 AONS, Prestwick
No 1 General Reconnaissance School (No 61 Air School) George, Cape Province Ex Squire's Gate

Unit in Russia

Location Unit Notes
  No 151 Wing  
  No 81 Sqn Hurricane IIB
  No 134 Sqn Hurricane IIB
Archangel No 46 Embarkation Unit  

Source - December 1941 SD161

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