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Other Overseas Commands - December 1939

RAF Mediterranean (AHQ - Valetta)

Units directly administered by RAF Mediterranean HQ

Unit Location
No 200 Group Gibraltar
No 201 Group Alexandria
Station HQ Hal Far Hal Far, Malta
  1. Station Flt
  2. No 3 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit
RAF Station Kalafrana Kalafrana, Malta
  1. Inter-Command W/T Station
Ho 86 Wing in SS Dumana Gibraltar
  1. No 202 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn
  1. Gibraltar
Meteorological Station Valetta


British Forces in Aden (AHQ - Steamer Point)

Unit Location
RAF Station Khormaksar Khormaksar, Aden
No 8 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Khormaksar
No 203 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn RAF Khormaksar
No 94 (Fighter) Sqn Sheikh Othman
Armoured Car Section RAF Steamer Point
RAF Equipment and Supply Depot RAF Steamer Point
RAF Hospital RAF Steamer Point

Aden Protectorate Levies

Unit Location
HQ RAF Khormaksar
2 Dismounted Companies RAF Khormaksar
1 Machine Gun Troop Sheikh Othman

Military Forces in Aden

Unit Location
HQ British Army Troops, Aden  
9th (Heavy) Battery, Royal Artillery  
20th (Fortress) Company, Royal Engineers  
AA Section, Royal Artillery  


RAF Far East (HQ - Singapore)

Unit Location
RAF Station Seletar Seletar, Singapore
No 36 (Torpedo Bomber) Sqn RAF Seletar
No 100 (Torpedo Bomber) Sqn RAF Seletar
No 205 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn RAF Seletar
No 230 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn RAF Seletar
Aircraft Depot RAF Seletar
Straits Settlement Volunteer Air Force RAF Seletar
Inter-Command W/T Station RAF Seletar
No 4 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit RAF Seletar
RAF Station Kai Tak Kai Tak, Hong Kong
Station Flt RAF Kai Tak
No 2 (Indian) Wing Station Kallang, Malaya
No 11 (Bomber) Sqn Kallang
No 39 (Bomber) Sqn Kallang
RAF Station Tengah Tengah, Singapore
No 34 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Tengah
No 62 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Tengah
No 273 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn China Bay, Ceylon

Source - Confidential Air Force List, December 1939

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