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RAF Middle East - May 1940

HQ - Cairo

Unit Location
RAF HQ Cairo
Base Accounts Office Cairo
Base Personnel Office Cairo
HQ, No 202 Group RAF Heliopolis
RAF Station Heliopolis Heliopolis, Egypt
No 208 (Army Co-operation) Sqn (2 Flights) RAF Heliopolis
No 113 (Bomber) Sqn (Blenheims) RAF Heliopolis
No 216 (Bomber Transport) Sqn (Bombays) RAF Heliopolis
Communication Unit RAF Heliopolis
Meteorological Station RAF Heliopolis
Target Towing Flight RAF Heliopolis
No 250 (Bomber) Wing RAF Ismailia
RAF Station Ismailia Ismailia, Egypt
No 30 (Bomber) Sqn (Blenheims) RAF Ismailia
No 55 (Bomber) Sqn (Blenheims) RAF Ismailia
Inter Command Wireless Station RAF Ismailia
Meteorological Station RAF Ismailia
RAF Station Helwan Helwan, Egypt
No 112 (Fighter) Sqn (Gladiators) RAF Helwan
No 70 (Bomber Transport) Sqn (Valentias) RAF Helwan
No 252 (Fighter) Wing Shafrakana
No 253 (Fighter) Wing Maaten Bagush
No 45 (Bomber) Sqn Fuka
No 31 (Middle East) Air Stores Park Fuka
No 6 Supply and Transport Column* Fuka
No 211 (Bomber) Sqn (Blenheims) Daba
No 208 (Army Co-operation) Sqn (1 Flight only) (Lysanders) Qasaba
No 33 (Fighter) Sqn (Gladiators) Mersa Matruh
No 80 (Fighter) Sqn (Gladiators) Amiriya
No 103 Maintenance Unit RAF Aboukir
Meteorological Station RAF Aboukir
Port Detachment Alexandria
No 101 Maintenance Unit Tura (El Ma'sara)
No 102 Maintenance Unit RAF Abu Sueir
Pilots' Training Unit (Various) RAF Abu Sueir
Reinforcement Pool RAF Abu Sueir
Target Towing Flight (Gordons) Firdan
MT Storage Unit Firdan
No 254 (Bomber) Wing Khartoum
No 47 (Bomber) Sqn Khartoum
No 223 (Bomber) Sqn Khartoum
Communications Flight Khartoum
RAF Station Nairobi Nairobi, Kenya
No 237 (Southern Rhodesian) (Bomber) Sqn (Audax) RAF Nairobi
2 Flights, Kenya Auxiliary Air Unit (Various) RAF Nairobi
1 Flight, Kenya Auxiliary Air Unit (Various) Mombasa
Air Defence Unit Dar-es-Salam, Tanganyika
HQ Palestine and Trans-Jordan Jerusalem
RAF Station Ramleh Ramleh, Palestine
No 6 (Army Co-operation) Sqn (Gauntlets/Lysanders) RAF Ramleh
No 2 Armoured Car Company (less 1 section) RAF Ramleh
Meteorological Station RAF Ramleh
Station Flight (Various) RAF Ramleh
RAF Station Amman Amman, Trans-Jordan
No 14 (Bomber) Sqn (Wellesleys) RAF Amman
Meteorological Station RAF Amman
No 14 (Bomber) Sqn (1 Flight only) RAF Amman
No 2 Armoured Car Company (1 section) RAF Ma'an

*Vehicles temporarily withdrawn and stored, 13 Nov 1939, will be reformed when required.

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

Change Note
No 21 Medical Receiving Station was opened at RAF Helwan AL1, 20 Jun 1940

Source - SD161 (3rd Issue), May 1940

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