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Other Overseas Commands - January 1940

RAF Mediterranean (AHQ - Valetta)

Units directly administered by RAF Mediterranean HQ

Unit Location
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
Meteorological Station Valetta
HQ No 201 Group Alexandria
HQ No 200 Group Gibraltar
Ho 86 Wing in SS Dumana Gibraltar
No 202 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn Gibraltar

The following changes to the above took place before the issue of the next SD161

Change Note
No 86 Wing was redesignated No 101 Wing AL1, 25 Jan 1940

British Forces in Aden (AHQ - Steamer Point)

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

Aden Protectorate Levies

Unit Location
HQ Sheikh Othman
2 Companies Sheikh Othman
1 Machine Gun Troop Sheikh Othman
AA Wing Sheikh Othman

Military Forces in Aden

Unit Location
9th (Heavy) Battery, Royal Artillery Steamer Point
20th (Fortress) Company, Royal Engineers Steamer Point
2 Sections, AA Battery Royal Artillery Steamer Point
15th AA Battery HKS, Royal Artillery Isthmus
Searchlight Detachment, Royal Engineers Isthmus
HQ and 3 Companies, 2/5 Mahrattas Khormaksar
1 Company, 2/5 Mahrattas Crater


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
Inter-Command W/T Station RAF Seletar
No 4 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (including Spotter Flight) RAF Seletar
RAF Station Tengah Tengah, Singapore
No 34 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Tengah
No 62 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Tengah
No 2 (Indian) Wing Kallang, Malaya
No 11 (Bomber) Sqn Kallang
No 39 (Bomber) Sqn Kallang
Communication Flight Kallang
No 273 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn China Bay, Ceylon
Station Flight China Bay, Ceylon
RAF Station Kai Tak Kai Tak, Hong Kong
Station Flt RAF Kai Tak

Source - SD161 (2nd Issue), January 1940

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