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Other Overseas Commands/Units - July 1945


[AHQ West Africa | Units in Australia | Units in the West Indies | Units in the USA | No 45 Group]

Air Headquarters, West Africa

HQ - Freetown

 
Location Unit Notes
Abidjan (Ivory Coast) No 490 Sqn RNZAF (Advanced Base) Sunderland
Abidjan (Ivory Coast) No 204 Sqn (Advanced Base) Sunderland
Abidjan (Ivory Coast) No 270 Sqn (Advanced Base) Sunderland
Apapa (Nigeria) Station HQ  
Apapa (Nigeria) No 270 Sqn Sunderland
Bathurst (Gambia) Station HQ  
Bathurst (Gambia) No 44 Embarkation Unit  
Bathurst (Gambia) No 95 Sqn Sunderland
Bathurst (Gambia) No 202 Air Sea Rescue Unit  
Douala (French Equatorial Africa) No 344 (French Naval) Sqn Wellington
Fishlake (Liberia) No 490 Sqn RNZAF (Advanced Base) Sunderland
Fishlake (Liberia) No 204 Sqn (Advanced Base) Sunderland
Freetown (Sierra Leone) No 26 Embarkation Unit  
Freetown (Sierra Leone) W/T Station  
Freetown (Sierra Leone) Base Personnel Office  
Freetown (Sierra Leone) No 36 Personnel Transit Centre  
Freetown (Sierra Leone) No 201 Air Sea Rescue Unit  
Freetown (Sierra Leone) No 24 Rest and Leave Camp  
Ikeja (Nigeria) No 1561 (Meteorological) Flt  
Ikeja (Nigeria) No 26 (South African) Sqn (Advanced Base) Wellington
Jui (Sierra Leone) Station HQ  
Jui (Sierra Leone) No 490 Sqn RNZAF Sunderland
Jui (Sierra Leone) No 5151 Mechanical and Electrical Sqn  
Jui (Sierra Leone) No 204 Sqn Sunderland
Kossoh (Sierra Leone) No 176 Maintenance Unit Equipment Holding Unit
Lagos (Nigeria) No 38 Embarkation Unit  
Maiduguri (Nigeria) No 1560 (Meteorological) Flt  
Oshodi (Nigeria) RAF Detachment  
Point Noire (French Equatorial Africa) No 343 (French Naval) Sqn Sunderland
Port Etienne (Gambia) No 95 Sqn (Advanced Base) Sunderland
Port Etienne (Gambia) No 343 (French Naval) Sqn (Advanced Base) Sunderland
Port Etienne (Gambia) No 344 (French Naval) Sqn (Advanced Base) Wellington
Robertsfield (Liberia) No 26 (South African) Sqn (Advanced Base) Wellington
Takoradi (Gold Coast) Station HQ  
Takoradi (Gold Coast) No 116 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Acceptance Unit
Takoradi (Gold Coast) No 33 Embarkation Unit  
Takoradi (Gold Coast) Communication Flt  
Takoradi (Gold Coast) RAF Hospital  
Takoradi (Gold Coast) Central Accounts Office  
Takoradi (Gold Coast) No 178 Maintenance Unit Equipment Holding Unit
Takoradi (Gold Coast) No 26 (SAAF) Sqn  
Takoradi (Gold Coast) No 249 Air Sea Rescue Unit  
Waterloo (Sierra Leone) Station HQ (Nucleus)  
Waterloo (Sierra Leone) No 1562 (Meteorological) Flt  
Waterloo (Sierra Leone) Communication Flt  
Yumdum (Gambia) Station HQ  
Yumdum (Gambia) No 295 Wing  
Yumdum (Gambia) No 26 (South African) Sqn (Advanced Base) Wellington
Units under the control of No 216 Group, administered and operated by HQ Transport Command
Accra (Gold Coast) No 114 Wing  
Accra (Gold Coast) No 1314 (Transport) Flt  
Accra (Gold Coast) No 55 Staging Post  
Apapa (Nigeria) No 50 Staging Post (Detachment)  
Dakar (Senegal) No 55 Staging Post (Detachment)  
Ikeja (Nigeria) No 50 Staging Post  
Kano (Nigeria) No 52 Staging Post  
Libreville (French Equatorial Africa) No 50 Staging Post (Detachment)  
Maiduguri (Nigeria) No 53 Staging Post  
Point Noire (French Equatorial Africa) No 50 Staging Post  
Port Etienne (Gambia) No 55 Staging Post (Detachment)  
Robertsfield (Liberia) No 55 Staging Post (Detachment)  
Takoradi (Gold Coast) No 55 Staging Post (Detachment)  
Waterloo (Sierra Leone) No 55 Staging Post (Detachment)  
Yumdum (Gambia) No 55 Staging Post (Detachment)  

 

Units in Australia

 
Location Unit Notes
Brisbane No 9 Special Liaison Unit Administered by the RAAF
Camden No 243 Sqn Dakota/Anson
Camden No 1315 Transport Flight  
Camden No 300 Wing (Detachment)  
Darwin No 54 Sqn Spitfire
Darwin No 548 Sqn Spitfire
Darwin No 549 Sqn Spitfire
Kingsford Smith Airport (Mascot, Sydney) No 145 Staging Post  
Melbourne No 300 Wing  
Melbourne Base Accounts Office  
Narromine No 618 Sqn Mosquito, administered by the RAAF

Units in the West Indies

Administered by the RAF Delegation, Washington

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

Units in the United States of America

Administered by the RAF Delegation, Washington

 
Location Unit Notes
Miami No 65 Embarkation Unit  
New York No 56 Embarkation Unit  
New York No 30 Personnel Transit Centre  
San Francisco No 97 Embarkation Unit  

No 45 (Transport) Group

HQ - Dorval, Quebec, Canada

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Ascension Island No 90 Staging Post  
Bermuda No 6 Aircraft Preparation Unit  
Bermuda No 80 Staging Post  
Bermuda No 231 Sqn (Detachment) Liberator
Belem, Brazil No 99 Staging Post  
Belize (British Honduras) RAF Signals Unit  
Bluie West No 81 Staging Post  
Borinquen No 96 Staging Post  
Boucherville No 85 Staging Post  
Canton Island No 142 Staging Post  
Dorval, Quebec RAF Station Dorval  
Dorval HQ, No 112 (North Atlantic) Wing  
Dorval No 6 Ferry Unit  
Dorval No 5 Aircraft Preparation Unit  
Dorval No 231 Sqn Liberator
Dorval No 100 (Terminal) Staging Post  
Elizabeth City No 82 Staging Post  
Gander No 83 Staging Post  
Goose Bay No 84 Staging Post  
Hamilton Field (Los Angeles) No 140 Staging Post  
Hickam Field (Honolulu) No 141 Staging Post  
Jamaica No 89 Staging Post  
Lagens (Azores) No 74 Staging Post  
Miami (Florida) No 97 Staging Post  
Mines Field (Los Angeles) No 140 Staging Post  
Nandi Airfield (Fiji) No 143 Staging Post  
Nassau, Bahamas RAF Station Nassau  
Nassau HQ, No 113 (South Atlantic) Wing  
Nassau No 7 Aircraft Preparation Unit  
Nassau No 88 (Terminal) Staging Post  
Natal (Brazil) No 98 Staging Post  
North Bay RAF Station North Bay  
North Bay No 313 Ferry Training Unit  
Piarco (Trinidad) No 95 Staging Post  
Reykjavik (Iceland) No 86 Staging Post  
Whenuapi (New Zealand) No 144 Staging Post  

Source - SD161 (58th Edition) - July 1945

[AHQ West Africa | Units in Australia | Units in the West Indies | Units in the USA | No 45 Group]

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