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Other Overseas Commands/Units - September 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
Apapa (Nigeria) Station HQ  
Bathurst (Gambia) Station HQ  
Bathurst (Gambia) No 44 Embarkation Unit  
Bathurst (Gambia) No 202 Air Sea Rescue Unit  
Douala (French Equatorial Africa) No 344 (French Naval) Sqn Wellington, French control from 1 July 1945
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  
Jui (Sierra Leone) Station HQ  
Jui (Sierra Leone) No 5151 Mechanical and Electrical Sqn  
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, French control from 1 July 1945
Port Etienne (Gambia) No 343 (French Naval) Sqn (Advanced Base) Sunderland
Port Etienne (Gambia) No 344 (French Naval) 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  
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

HQ - Melbourne, Australia

 
Location Unit Notes
Archerfield (Brisbane) No 194 Staging Post  
Brisbane No 9 Special Liaison Unit Administered by the RAAF
Camden Station HQ  
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
Essendon (Melbourne) No 192 Staging Post  
Garbutt (Townville) No 193 Staging Post  
Gawler (Adelaide) No 191 Staging Post  
Gurney No 199 Staging Post  
Guildford (Perth) No 189 Staging Post  
Kingsford Smith Airport (Mascot, Sydney) No 145 Staging Post  
Learmouth (Exmouth Gulf) No 190 Staging Post  
Leyte No 195 Staging Post  
Mamote No 198 Staging Post  
Melbourne No 300 Wing  
Melbourne Base Accounts Office  
Palam No 196 Staging Post  
Sorido No 197 Staging Post  

Units in the West Indies

Administered by the RAF Delegation, Washington

 
Location Unit Notes
Nassau, Bahamas No 250 Air Sea Rescue Unit  
Nassau, Bahamas No 111 (General Reconnaissance) OTU Liberator/Mitchell

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  

Source - SD161 (60th Edition) - September 1945

 

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