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Air Forces in India - July 1940

AHQ - Simla

Unit Location Notes
Communication Flight New Delhi  
Aircraft Depot RAF Karachi  
No 1 (AC) Sqn IAF RAF Karachi Wapitis (1 Flight)
No 27 Sqn RAF Risalpur Wapitis (Employed on FT.  Convertible at short notice to Blenheim Fighter
RAF Station Ambala Ambala, India  
No 60 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Ambala Blenheims (2 aircraft at Calcutta, Madras, Bombay and Karachi)
No 1 (AC) Sqn IAF RAF Ambala Wapitis
Central Wireless Station RAF Ambala  
No 1 School of Technical Training RAF Ambala  
HQ No 1 (Indian ) Group RAF Peshawar  
No 31 (Army Co-operation) Sqn RAF Peshawar Valentias
RAF Station Kohat RAF Kohat  
No 28 (Army Co-operation) Sqn RAF Kohat Audax (1 Flight at Miranshah)
No 20 (Army Co-operation) Sqn RAF Kohat Audax (1 Flight at Miranshah)
RAF Station Lahore RAF Lahore  
Coast Defence Wing RAF Lahore  
No 5 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Lahore Hart
MT Repair Unit RAF Lahore Wapiti
No 28 (Army Co-operation) Sqn Miranshah Audax (1 Flight)
No 20 (Army Co-operation) Sqn Miranshah Audax (1 Flight)
No 1 (Army Co-operation) Sqn IAF Fort Sandeman Wapiti (1 Flight)

In addition the following are included in the Command's establishment:

Unit Note
HQ Air Forces in India renamed 'AHQ India' Establishment India No 1
RAF Hill Depot Establishment India No 11
Chowkidars, Khassadars and Levy Sowars for the Air Firing and Bombing ranges in India Establishment India No 12
No 1 Sqn, Indian Air Force Establishment India No 13
Indian Air Force Reserve Pool Establishment India No 14
British Instructional Staff for the IAF Apprentices Establishment India No 15

Source - SD161 (4th Issue), Jul 1940

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