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Other Overseas Commands/Units - June 1942

Air Headquarters, West Africa

HQ - Freetown

Unit Location Notes
No 44 Embarkation Unit RAF Bathurst  
No 651 AMES RAF Bathurst  
No 652 AMES RAF Bathurst  
No 200 Sqn Jeswang Hudson III
No 204 Sqn Half Die Sunderland
No 295 Wing Marina Camp  

Sierra Leone

No 514 AMES Aberdeen  
No 244 AMES East Kissi  
No 95 Sqn ? Bay Sunderland
AHQ West Africa Freetown  
No 26 Embarkation Unit Freetown  
W/T Station Freetown  
RAF Station Hastings    
No 128 Sqn RAF Hastings Hurricane IIB
No 176 Maintenance Unit RAF Hastings  
RAF Station Jui    
No 305 AMES Lakka  
No 513 AMES Wellington  
No 265 AMES Wilberforce  
No 296 Wing Wilberforce  

Gold Coast

RAF Station Takoradi    
No 116 Maintenance Unit RAF Takoradi  
No 33 Embarkation Unit RAF Takoradi  
Fighter Defence Flight RAF Takoradi Hurricane
No 200 Sqn - Detachment RAF Takoradi Hudson
Communication Flt RAF Takoradi DH89/Electra/Tiger Moth/Hudson
No 302 AMES RAF Takoradi  
No 529 AMES RAF Takoradi  


No 38 Embarkation Unit Lagos  

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 33 Elementary Flying Training School Caron, Saskatchewan  
No 34 Elementary Flying Training School Assiniboia, Saskatchewan  
No 35 Elementary Flying Training School Neepawa, Manitoba  
No 36 Elementary Flying Training School Pearce, 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 39 Service Flying Training School Swift Current, Saskatchewan  
No 41 Service Flying Training School Weyburn, Saskatchewan  
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 36 (General Reconnaissance) Operational Training Unit Greenwood, Nova Scotia  
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 and Bombing School

(No 45 Air School)

Oudtsboorn, Cape Province Ex Weston-super-Mare
No 7 Combined Air Observer, Navigation and Bombing 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

Source - June 1942 SD161

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