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Other Overseas Commands/Units - June 1944

Air Headquarters, West Africa

HQ - Freetown

Unit Location Notes
No 295 Wing RAF Yundum  
No 298 Wing Lagos  
RAF Station Apapa    
RAF Station Bathurst    
RAF Station Jui    
RAF Station Takoradi    
RAF Station Waterloo    
RAF Station Yundum    
No 95 Sqn Bathurst Sunderland
No 95 Sqn (Advanced Base) Port Etienne Sunderland
No 204 Sqn Jui Sunderland
No 204 Sqn (Advanced Base) Abidjan Sunderland
No 204 Sqn (Advanced Base) Fishlake Sunderland
No 270 Sqn Apapa Sunderland
No 270 Sqn (Advanced Base) Abidjan Sunderland
No 270 Sqn (Advanced Base) Fishlake Sunderland
No 270 Sqn (Advanced Base) Libreville Sunderland
No 270 Sqn (Advanced Base) Point Noire Sunderland
No 343 (French Naval) Sqn Dakar Sunderland
No 343 (French Naval) Sqn (Advanced Base) Port Etienne Sunderland
No 344 (French Naval) Sqn Dakar Wellington
No 344 (French Naval) Sqn (Advanced Base) Port Etienne Wellington
No 490 Sqn RNZAF Jui Sunderland
No 490 Sqn RNZAF (Advanced Base) Abidjan Sunderland
No 490 Sqn RNZAF (Advanced Base) Fishlake Sunderland
No 26 (South African) Sqn RAF Takoradi Wellington
No 26 (South African) Sqn (Advanced Base) Abidjan Wellington
No 26 (South African) Sqn (Advanced Base) Point Noire Wellington
No 26 (South African) Sqn (Advanced Base) Robertsfield Wellington
No 5151 Mechanical and Electrical Sqn Jui  
Communication Flt RAF Takoradi  
Communication Flt RAF Waterloo  
No 1560 (Meteorological) Flt Maiduguri  
No 1561 (Meteorological) Flt Ikeja  
No 1562 (Meteorological) Flt RAF Waterloo  
No 36 Personnel Transit Centre Freetown  
No 116 Maintenance Unit RAF Takoradi Aircraft Acceptance Unit
No 176 Maintenance Unit Kossoh Equipment Holding Unit
No 178 Maintenance Unit RAF Takoradi Equipment Holding Unit
No 201 Air Sea Rescue Unit Freetown  
No 202 Air Sea Rescue Unit Bathurst  
No 249 Air Sea Rescue Unit RAF Takoradi  
RAF Hospital RAF Takoradi  
No 21 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit RAF Takoradi  
Base Personnel Office Freetown  
Central Accounts Office RAF Takoradi  
W/T Station Freetown  
RAF Detachment Oshodi  
No 26 Embarkation Unit Freetown  
No 33 Embarkation Unit RAF Takoradi  
No 38 Embarkation Unit Lagos  
No 44 Embarkation Unit Bathurst  
The following units were under the control of No 216 Group and were administered and operated by HQ Transport Command.
No 114 Wing Accra  
No 1314 (Transport) Flt Accra  
No 50 Embarkation Unit Ikeja  
No 50 Embarkation Unit Point Nore  
No 50 Embarkation Unit (Detachment) Apapa  
No 50 Embarkation Unit (Detachment) Libraville  
No 52 Embarkation Unit Kano  
No 53 Embarkation Unit Maiduguri  
No 53 Embarkation Unit (Detachment) Port Lamy  
No 55 Embarkation Unit Accra  
No 55 Embarkation Unit (Detachment) Dakar  
No 55 Embarkation Unit (Detachment) Port Etienne  
No 55 Embarkation Unit (Detachment) Robertsfield  
No 55 Embarkation Unit (Detachment) Takoradi  
No 55 Embarkation Unit (Detachment) Waterloo  
No 55 Embarkation Unit (Detachment) Yundum  

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 36 Service Flying Training School Penhold, Alberta  
No 31 Air Navigation School Port Albert, Ontario Formerly No 1 S of AN, St Athan
No 33 Air Navigation School Hamilton, Ontario  
No 31 Bombing and Gunnery School Picton, Ontario  
No 31 Operational Training Unit Debart, Nova Scotia  
No 36 Operational Training Unit Greenwood, Nova Scotia  
No 31 RAF Personnel Depot Moncton, New Brunswick  

Units administered by RAF Delegation, Washington

Unit Location Notes
No 111 Operational training Unit Nassau, Bahamas  
No 250 Air Sea Rescue Unit Nassau, Bahamas  

Source - SD161 (51st Issue) - December 1944

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