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Mediterranean and Middle East - November 1945


[Med/ME | DAF | RAF Italy | RAF Austria | AHQ Greece | AHQ Malta | No 205 Group | No 214 Group | No 218 Group]

[Mediterranean and Middle East | AHQ Egypt | AHQ Eastern Mediterranean | AHQ East Africa | AHQ Levant | AHQ Iraq & Persia | HQBF Aden | No 206 Group | No 216 Group]

Command HQ Units

Mediterranean and Middle East

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Algiers No 5 Base Personnel Office  
Algiers Provost and Security Unit (Sub-HQ, N Africa)  
Algiers No 13 Postal HQ  
Augusta No 15 Meteorological Forecast Unit Also shown under DAF
Malta No 14 Postal HQ  
Naples CMF Vocational Advice Centre  
Naples Chief RAF Base Censor (CMF)  
Naples No 6 Base Personnel Office  
Naples Provost and Security HQ  
Naples Provost and Security Unit Sub HQ, (Southern Italy)  
Naples No 16 RAF Postal HQ  
Naples HQ MedME Missing Research and Enquiry Service Local Admin Control MCAF
Rome Provost and Security Unit Sub HQ, (Northern Italy)  
Valetta No 2 Base Personnel Office  
Air Mail Centre Signal Office. 59 Area No 56 Meteorological Forecast Unit  

Desert Air Force (Med/ME)

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Campoformido DAF Communication Flight (Detachment)  
Campoformido No 3 (SAAF) Sqn Spitfire
Campoformido No 11 (South African) Sqn Kittyhawk
Cervignano No 126 Maintenance Unit (No 9 Park)  
Forli No 17 Air Depot (SAAF) (Detachment)  
Klagenfurt (Austria) No 40 (South African) Sqn Spitfire
Klagenfurt (Austria) No 40 Air Stores Park  
Klagenfurt (Austria) No 651 AOP Sqn Auster
Klagenfurt (Austria) No 126 Maintenance Unit (No 12 AAP)  
Klagenfurt (Austria) No 10 MT Light Repair Unit  
Klagenfurt (Austria) No 3 Field Hygiene Unit  
Laipacco No 654 AOP Sqn Auster
Lavariano No 239 Fighter Wing  
Lavariano No 112 Sqn Mustang
Lavariano No 250 Sqn Mustang
Lavariano No 5 (South African) Sqn Mustang
Lavariano No 1 Field Hygiene Unit  
Lavariano No 225 Sqn Spitfire
Lavariano No 310 (Polish) Sqn
Lavariano No 5500 Polish Mobile Signals Unit  
Meldola No 38 Personnel Transit Centre (Detachment)  
Mogliano No 126 Maintenance Unit (No 11 AAP)  
Moruzzo No 12 Meteorological Unit  
Pavia D'Udine No 1 MORU  
Porto S'Giorgio No 663 (Polish) Sqn (Detachment) Auster
Rivolto No 3 (SA) Supply and Transport Column  
Rivolto No 58 MT Company  
Rivolto No 21 (South African) Sqn Marauder
Rivolto No 39 Sqn Marauder
Rivolto No 306 Mobile Signals Servicing Unit  
Rivolto No 17 Air Depot (SAAF)  
Rovigo No 126 Maintenance Unit (No 10 AAP)  
Treviso No 244 Fighter Wing  
Treviso No 87 Sqn Spitfire
Treviso No 92 Sqn Spitfire
Treviso No 253 Sqn Spitfire
Treviso No 11 Anti-Malarial Control Unit  
Treviso No 38 Personnel Transit Centre  
Udine HQ Desert Air  Force (Rear)  
Udine Desert Air  Force Communication Flt  
Udine No 3 MT Light Repair Unit  
Udine No 22 Mobile Field Hospital  
Udine No 126 Maintenance Unit  
Udine No 38 Personnel Transit Centre (Detachment)  
Udine No 18 Air Depot (SAAF)  
Verona No 663 (Polish) Sqn Auster
c/o 5th Cops HQ No 125 Mobile Meteorological Unit  
AME Stations
No 1201 AMES No 1203 AMES No 15052 AMES
No 1202 AMES    

AHQ RAF Italy (Med/ME)

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Acerra RAF Regiment Reinforcement Pool  
Aix-en-Provence (Southern France) No 340 Fighter Wing  
Ancona No 5 RAF Base Area  
Ancona No 92 Embarkation Unit  
Ancona No 253 Air Sea Rescue Unit (Detachment)  
Ancona Marine Craft Repair Depot (Detachment)  
Arta No 6233 Bomb Disposal Flt  
Bari No 53 Personnel Transit Centre  
Bari No 67 Embarkation Unit  
Bari No 3 RAF Base Area  
Bari Air Forces Sub-Commission Allied Commission (Detachment)  
Bari Advance South African Air Force HQ  
Bari RAF Special Operations Mediterranean (RAF Element) (Detachment)  
Bari No 110 Repair and Salvage Unit (SEAC)  
Bari No 2 Lancaster Servicing Unit  
Bari No 11 Signals Centre  
Bari No  5503 Artisan Flight  
Barletta No 253 Air Sea Rescue Unit (Detachment 'E')  
Bastia (Corsica) No 254 Air Sea Rescue Unit (Detachment)  
Benevento RAF Physical Training Course  
Bologna Aircraft Safety Centre (Northern Italy)  
Bone Marine Craft Repair Section  
Brindisi No 67 Embarkation Unit (Detachment)  
Brindisi No 302 Air Sea Rescue Control Unit  
Brindisi No 253 Air Sea Rescue Unit (Detachment)  
Brindisi No 281 Fighter Wing  
Capo Dichino No 12 Signals Centre  
Capua No 56 Personnel Transit Centre (Detachment)  
Capua No 15 Anti-Malarial Control Unit  
Ciampino No 23 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit  
Conversano No 276 Signals Wing  
Conversano No 15 Field Signals Unit  
Fano Advanced SAAF Reception Centre (Detachment)
Foggia No 6231 Bomb Disposal Flt  
Foggia No 110 Repair and Salvage Unit (Detachment)  
Foggia No 4 RAF General Hospital  
Foggia No 293 ASR Sqn (Detachment) Warwick/Walrus
Foggia Aircraft Safety Centre (Eastern Italy)  
Foggia No 5136/7 Airfield Bomb Disposal Section  
Gerno Bombing Survey Unit  
Hal Far (Malta) No 624 Sqn (Detachment) Walrus
Hassani (Greece) No 6232 Bomb Disposal Flt  
Hassani (Greece) No 5136/2/8 Airfield Bomb Disposal Section  
Iesi No 276 Signals Wing (Detachment)  
Ischia No 253 Air Sea Rescue Unit (Detachment 'C')  
Ischia Marine Craft Repair Base (Detachment)  
Lavariano No 6230 Bomb Disposal Flt  
Lavariano No 5136/4 Airfield Bomb Disposal Section  
Lebba No 136 Air Stores Park  
Lecce No 54 Personnel Transit Centre (Detachment)  
Lecce No 8 Instructors' School (EVT)  
Leghorn No 254 Air Sea Rescue Unit (Detachment 'C')  
Leghorn No 338 Fighter Wing  
Legnano No 1 Release Embarkation Centre  
Littoria No 624 Sqn and Detachment Walrus
Manfredonia Marine Craft Repair Base (Detachment)  
Marcianse MEDME Communication Sqn  
Mestre No 5 Base Area  
Milan No 59 Personnel Transit Centre  
Moruzzo No 9 Field Signals Unit  
Naples No 5136 Bomb Disposal Sqn  
Naples No 6 RAF Base Censorship Unit  
Naples No 7 RAF Base Censorship Unit  
Naples No 56 Personnel Transit Centre  
Naples No 61 Embarkation Unit  
Naples No 5136/5/6 Airfield Bomb Disposal Section  
Naples No 253 Air Sea Rescue Unit  
Naples No  5560 Artisan Flight  
Pomigliano No 111 Repair and Salvage Unit (No 2 Detachment)  
Pomigliano Aircraft Safety Centre (Western Italy)  
Pomigliano No 293 Sqn Warwick/Walrus
Pomigliano No 1 Lancaster Servicing Unit  
Portici Command Medical Board  
Rapello No 15 Rest and Leave Camp (Detachment)  
Recanati No 2 Field Signals Unit  
Rivolto No 293 Sqn (Detachment) Warwick/Walrus
Rome No 2 RAF Base Area  
Rome No 15 Rest and Leave Camp  
Rome No 14 Signals Centre  
Rome No 40 Personnel Transit Centre  
Rome Moral Leadership School  
Rome Air Forces Sub-Commission, Allied Commission  
Rosignano No 237 Sqn Spitfire
Rosignano No 111 Repair and Salvage Unit (Detachment No 2)  
Rosignano No 338 Fighter Wing (Detachment)
Rosignano No 293 Sqn (Detachment) Warwick/Walrus
San Savero No 2 Mobile Field Photographic Section  
San Savero No 336 (PR/Recce) Wing  
Sedes No 624 Sqn (Detachment) Walrus
Siena RAF Element HQ Special Operations (Mediterranean)  
Sorrento No 2 Rest and Leave Camp  
Sulmona No 3 Air Crew Officers' School  
Sulmona No 3 General Service Training School  
Taranto No 67 Embarkation Unit (Detachment)  
Taranto No 54 Personnel Transit Centre  
Tissano No 336 Fighter Wing (Detachment)  
Torre-del-Greco No 1 RAF General Hospital  
Trieste No 59 Embarkation Unit  
Treviso No 5136/3 Airfield Bomb Disposal Section  
Treviso No 624 Sqn (Detachments) Walrus
Venice No 59 Embarkation Unit (Detachment)  
Venice RAF Rest and Leave Hotels  
 

AME Stations

 
No 107 AMES No 132 AMES No 7621 AMES
No 125 AMES No 23003 AMES No 7622 AMES
No 128 AMES No 7611 AMES No 7623 AMES

AHQ RAF Austria (Med/ME)

HQ - Rome

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Aigen No 700 Air Disarmament Detachment 'B' Sqn  
Bruck No 700 Air Disarmament Mobile Detachment. HQ  
Bruck No 10 HA W/T Station  
Graz Flak Depot and Workshops  
Graz Flak Disarmament Mobile Unit  
Graz No 700 Air Disarmament Detachment 'A' Sqn  
Graz No 2866 Rifle Sqn, RAF Regiment  
Kapenburg No 2914 LAA Sqn RAF Regiment  
Klagenfurt Rear HQ, RAF Austria  
Klagenfurt HQ, No 7 Air Disarmament District  
Klagenfurt No 70 Air Disarmament Flak Unit  
Klagenfurt No 700 Air Disarmament Detachment 'C' Sqn  
Klagenfurt No 1320 RAF Regiment Wing  
Klagenfurt No 2926 LAA Sqn RAF Regiment  
Meigelberg No 1328 RAF Regiment Wing  
Modernof Austria Communication Flight  
Osoffo No 6227 Bomb Disposal Flight  
Schloss Roels No 14 Field Signals Unit  
Shwechat No 2825 Field Sqn RAF Regiment  
Shwechat No 2771 Field Sqn, RAF Regiment  
Tanziburg No 2932 LAA Sqn RAF Regiment  
Tropaiach No 1328 RAF Regiment Wing Advance HQ  
Zeltweg No 700 Air Disarmament Detachment 'D' Sqn  
Zeltweg No 2744 Field Sqn, RAF Regiment  
Zeltweg No 324 Fighter Wing  
Zeltweg No 5136/1 Airfield Bomb Disposal Section  
Zeltweg No 126 Maintenance Unit (No 13 AAP)  
Velden 'X' Photographic Section  

 

AHQ Greece (Med/ME)

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Araxos No 2908 Field Sqn RAF Regiment (Detachment)  
Araxos No 31 Refuelling and Re-arming Party  
Araxos No 372 Repair and Salvage Unit (Detachment)  
Araxos No 252 Sqn Beaufighter
Athens Aircraft Safety Centre (Greece)  
Athens No 9 RAF Base Censorship Unit  
Athens No 373 Air Stores Park  
Canea No 252 Air Sea Rescue Unit (Detachment)  
Hassani AHQ Greece Communication Flight  
Hassani No 35 Meteorological Forecast Centre  
Hassani No 13 (Hellenic) Sqn Wellington
Hassani No 373 Air Stores Park (Detachment)  
Hassani No 372 Repair and Salvage Unit  
Hassani No 232 Light Bomber Wing  
Hassani No 13 Sqn Boston
Hassani No 18 Sqn Boston
Hassani No 55 Sqn Boston
Maleme No 2908 Field Sqn Support Flight, RAF Regiment  
Maleme No 59 Refuelling and Re-arming Party  
Patras No 96 Embarkation Unit (Detachment)  
Piraeus No 96 Embarkation Unit  
Piraeus No 252 Air Sea Rescue Unit  
Rhodes AHQ Greece (Detachment)  
Rhodes No 402 Meteorological Field Unit  
Salonika No 128 Mobile Meteorological Unit  
Sedes No 337 Fighter Wing  
Sedes No 335 (RHAF) Sqn Spitfire
Sedes No 336 (RHAF) Sqn Spitfire
Sedes No 1 Hellenic Wing  
Tatoi RHAF LAA Sqn  
Vouliaghmani No 2908 Field Sqn RAF Regiment (No 1-3 Flights)  
Vouliaghmani No 2908 Field Sqn RAF Regiment (Armoured Flight)  
Vouliaghmani No 28 Rest and Leave Camp  
Zeltweg No 43 Sqn Spitfire
Zeltweg No 72 Sqn Spitfire
Zeltweg No 111 Sqn Spitfire

AHQ Malta (Med/ME)

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Algiers (Algeria) No 251 Air Sea Rescue Unit (Detachment)  
Augusta (Sicily) No 204 Air Sea Rescue Unit (Detachment)  
Bone (North Africa) No 251 Air Sea Rescue Unit  
Calvi No 301 Air Sea Rescue Control Unit  
Catania (Sicily) No 52 Embarkation Unit (Detachment)  
Elmas (Sardinia) Aircraft Safety Centre (Sardinia)  
Elmas (Sardinia) No 251 Air Sea Rescue Unit (Detachment)  
Elmas (Sardinia) No 283 Sqn (Detachment) Warwick
Elmas (Sardinia) No 38 Sqn (Detachment) Wellington/Warwick
Fort Lucien No 137 Maintenance Unit (Detachment) Repair Depot
Hal Far Station  HQ  
Hal Far AHQ Malta Communication Flt  
Hal Far No 73 Sqn Spitfire
Hal Far No 255 Sqn Mosquito
Istres le Tube Aircraft Safety Centre (Southern France)  
Istres le Tube No 283 Sqn (Detachment) Warwick
Kalafrana Inter-Command W/T Station  
Kalafrana No 137 Maintenance Unit Repair Depot
Kalafrana No 2 Officers Advanced Training School  
Kalafrana No 204 Air Sea Rescue Unit  
Luqa Station HQ  
Luqa No 38 Sqn Wellington
Madalena No 8 Radar Servicing Section  
Maison Blanche No 283 Sqn Warwick
Malta No 8 RAF Base Censorship Unit  
Malta St Paul's Bay Rest Camp  
Malta Aircraft Safety Centre (Malta)  
Malta RAF Control Meteorological Station  
Malta No 101 Long Range Air Sea Rescue Unit  
Messina (Sicily) No 300 Air Sea Rescue Control Unit (Detachment)  
Mount Erice (Sicily) No 300 Air Sea Rescue Control Unit (Detachment)  
Palermo (Sicily) No 300 Air Sea Rescue Control Unit  
Palermo (Sicily) No 204 Air Sea Rescue Unit (Detachment)  
Piraeus (Greece) No 207 Air Sea Rescue Unit (Detachment)  
Siggiewi Inter-Command W/T Station  
St Tropez (Southern France) No 254 Air Sea Rescue Unit  
Takali No 728 Sqn FAA Under Admin and operational control of FAA
Taormina (Sicily) No 17 RAF Rest and Leave Camp  
Valetta No 52 Embarkation Unit  

AME Stations

No 501 AMES No 502 AMES  

No 205 Group (Med/ME)

Under the Operational and Administrative control of Mediterranean and Middle East

HQ - Foggia, Italy

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Celona No 31 (South African) Sqn Liberator
Celona No 34 (South African) Sqn Liberator
Ein Shemer No 240 (Heavy Bomber) Wing  
Ein Shemer No 178 Sqn Liberator
Ein Shemer No 214 Sqn Liberator
Fanara No 205 Group (Advanced)  
Foggia No 236 (Medium Bomber) Wing  
Foggia No 40 Sqn Liberator
Foggia No 104 Sqn Liberator
Foggia No 148 Sqn Liberator
Foggia No 205 Group Communication Flt  
Foggia No 1 Bomber Group Maintenance Company (SAAF)  
Foggia No 334 (Special Duties) Wing  
Rodi/San Moniaco No 11 Rest and Leave Camp  
Tortorello No 231 (Medium Bomber) Wing  
Tortorello No 37 Sqn Liberator
Tortorello No 70 Sqn Liberator

No 214 Group (Med/ME)

Under the Operational and Administrative control of AHQ Italy

HQ - Naples

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Acerra No 114 Maintenance Unit No 1 Depot
Bari No 13 MT Light Repair Unit (Detachment)  
Bari No 21 Supply and Transport Column  
Bovino No 353 Maintenance Unit Equipment Depot
Brindisi No 8 Aircraft Repair Depot (SAAF) (Detachment)  
Brindisi No 159 Maintenance Unit, No 1 Heavy R & S Unit  
Cancello No 114 Maintenance Unit No 3 Depot
Cancello No 54 MT Company  
Capo Dichino No 159 Maintenance Unit Repair Depot
Capo Dichino No 113 Maintenance Unit  
Caserta No 141 Maintenance Unit (Detachment)  
Castellamare No 378 Maintenance Unit Repair Depot
Castellamare No 2 Oxygen Production Centre  
Celone No 159 Maintenance Unit, No 2 Heavy R & S Unit  
Foggia No 13 MT Light Repair Unit  
Guidonia No 159 Maintenance Unit (Glider Storage Section)  
Iesi No 159 Maintenance Unit 'C' Detachment Repair Depot
Iesi No 357 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Storage Unit
Iesi No 14 MT Light Repair Unit  
Leghorn No 14 MT Light Repair Unit (Detachment)  
Manfredonia Marine Craft Repair Section (No 2 Detachment)  
Marano No 114 Maintenance Unit No 2 Depot
Monopoli No 28 Repair Unit (Parachute)  
Naples No 114 Maintenance Unit Equipment Depot
Naples No 9 Supply & Transport Column  
Osimo Stazione No 124 Maintenance Unit (AAP)  
Pagnani No 375 Maintenance Unit Repairable Equipment Depot
Pesaro No 2 Base Recovery Unit  
Pesaro No 375 Maintenance Unit (Detachment)  
Pozzuoli No 10 Supply & Transport Column  
Riccione No 159 Maintenance Unit 'A' Detachment Repair Depot
Rignano No 360 Maintenance Unit (1 AAP)  
Rome No 15 MT Light Repair Unit (Detachment)  
San Gioinazza No 4 Supply & Transport Column  
San Nicandro di Bari No 141 Maintenance Unit (AAP)  
San Paolo No 28 Repair Unit (Parachute) (Detachment)  
San Severo No 360 Maintenance Unit (AAP)  
San Vito de Normanni No 8 Aircraft Repair Depot (SAAF)  
Secondigliano No 15 MT Light Repair Unit  
Torro Annunziato RAF School of Cookery  
Torro Annunziato No 2 Tyre Reclamation Repair Unit  
Tressanti No 141 Maintenance Unit (AAP) (Detachment)  
Udine No 380 Maintenance Unit  
Udine No 2 Tyre Reclamation Repair Unit (Detachment)  
Udine No 16 MT Light Repair Unit  
Vesuvius No 4 MT Base Depot
Air Mail Centre Signal Office. 59 Area No 16 MT Light Repair Unit (Detachment)  

No 218 Group (Med/ME)

HQ - Algiers

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Ain Taya No 3 RAF Rest and Leave Camp  
Algiers No 2 RAF Base Censorship Unit  
Algiers No 60 Embarkation Unit  
Algiers Provision Office (North Africa)  
Algiers No 10 Signals Centre  
Algiers No 5028 Airfield Construction Sqn  
Algiers No 16 RAF Rest and Leave Camp  
Algiers Aircraft Safety Centre (N Africa)  
Blida No 156 Maintenance Unit T E Repairs
Bouzarea No 53 MT Company  
Casablanca No 60 Embarkation Unit (Detachment)  
Elmas (Sardinia) No 144 Maintenance Unit (Detachment) Repair Depot
Fort De L'Eau No 55 Personnel Transit Centre  
Fort De L'Eau No 2 Embarkation Release Centre  
Hussein Dey No 351 Maintenance Unit Equipment Depot
Maison Blanche No 144 Maintenance Unit Repair Depot
Maison Blanche No 1 MT Base Depot  
Maison Care No 2 RAF General Hospital  
Rabat Sale No 5028 Airfield Construction Sqn (Detachment)  
Rabat Sale No 144 Maintenance Unit (Detachment) Repair Depot
Rome (Italy) Public Relations (Overseas) Unit  

AME Stations

No 23001 AMES No 23002 AMES  

HQ RAF Mediterranean and Middle East

Command HQ - Cairo

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Ballah No 256 Sqn Mosquito
Cairo Admin HQ SAAF  
Cairo RAAF Liaison Office  
Cairo RNZAF Liaison Office  
Cairo No 1 Base Personnel Office  
Cairo Unit Signals (HQ RAF ME)  
Cairo No 6 RAF Postal HQ (Middle East Forces)  
Cairo Command Welfare Office  
Eastleigh No 500 Sqn Baltimore
Ein Shemer RAF Station  
Ein Shemer No 178 Sqn Liberator
El Genina No 1567 (Meteorological) Flt  
Fanara Advance HQ, No 205 Group  
Khartoum (Sudan) RAF Station  
Khartoum (Sudan) Khartoum Communication Flt  
Khartoum (Sudan) No 1412 (Meteorological) Flt  
Khartoum (Sudan) No 139 Maintenance Unit Repair Depot
Khartoum (Sudan) No 401 Meteorological Field Unit  
Khartoum (Sudan) No 4 (ME) Meteorological Unit  
Khartoum Airfield (Sudan) Aircraft Safety Centre (Sudan)  
Shallufa No 2 (SAAF) Heavy Bomber Wing  

 

AHQ Egypt (Med/ME)

Command HQ - Cairo

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Abbassia No 5 RAF Hospital  
Abbassia No 3 RAF Section Signals Experimental Group  
Aboukir No 24 Personnel Transit Centre  
Alexandria Tomahawk House  
Alexandria Blenheim House  
Alexandria Beaufighter House  
Alexandria No 18 Embarkation Unit  
Alexandria No 11 WAAF Convalescent Depot  
Alexandria WAAF Leave House  
Almaza No 22 Personnel Transit Centre  
Almaza SAAF Base Depot  
Almaza No 2 School of Hygiene (RAF)  
Almaza RAF Physical Training School  
Almaza No 6 ME Field Hygiene Unit c/o No 22 PTC
Almaza Aircrew Training Section  
Almaza No 2742 Armoured Sqn, RAF Regiment  
Bahrein (Persian Gulf) No 4603 Airfield Construction Flt  
Bahrein (Persian Gulf) No 4607 Airfield Construction Flt  
Bahrein (Persian Gulf) No 4612 Airfield Construction Flt  
Bahrein (Persian Gulf) No 5051 Airfield Construction Sqn (Detachment)  
Benghazi (Libya) No 5053 Airfield Construction Sqn HQ  
Benghazi (Libya) No 5053 Airfield Construction Sqn, No 2 Detachment  
Benghazi (Libya) No 5153 Mechanical and Electrical Sqn  
Benghazi (Libya) No 5717 Mechanical and Electrical Flight  
Benghazi (Libya) No 4609 Airfield Construction Flt  
Benghazi (Libya) No 4617 Airfield Construction Flt  
Cairo The Lady Rosalind Tedder Club  
Cairo Wellington House  
Cairo No 5451 Airfield Construction Wing  
Cairo No 5720 Mechanical and Electrical Flight  
Castel Benito (Libya) No 5051 Airfield Construction Sqn (Detachment)  
Castel Benito (Libya) No 5053 Airfield Construction Sqn (Detachment)  
Castel Benito (Libya) No 4604 Airfield Construction Flt  
Castel Benito (Libya) No 4605 Airfield Construction Flt  
Castel Benito (Libya) No 4610 Airfield Construction Flt  
Castel Benito (Libya) No 4611 Airfield Construction Flt  
Castel Benito (Libya) No 4614 Airfield Construction Flt  
Castel Benito (Libya) No 5576 Artisan Flt  
Castel Benito (Libya) No 5716 Mechanical and Electrical Flt  
Deversoir No 9 Anti-Mosquito Unit  
Deversoir Middle East Interpretation Unit (Detachment)  
El Adem (Libya) No 5577 Artisan Flt  
El Adem (Libya) No 4601 Airfield Construction Flt  
El Adem (Libya) No 4602 Airfield Construction Flt  
El Adem (Libya) No 4613 Airfield Construction Flt  
El Adem (Libya) No 5718 Mechanical and Electrical Flt  
El Gedida RAF Station  
El Gedida Master Provision Office  
El Gedida Base Accounts Office  
El Hagg No 2 W/T Transmitting Station  
Heliopolis Air Publications Unit  
Heliopolis Middle East Interpretation Unit  
Heliopolis Standing Committee of Adjustment  
Heliopolis No 5051 Airfield Construction Sqn  
Heliopolis No 2 RAF Instructors' School (EVT)  
Heliopolis No 1 Works Area  
Helwan Instrument and Electrical School  
Helwan No 3 Signals Depot  
Helwan Middle East Signals School  
Idku No 1 Anti-Mosquito Unit  
Kaffr el Farouk Telecommunications Centre ME  
Kaffr el Farouk Signals Production Unit  
Kaffr el Farouk RAF Regiment Instructors' Unit  
Kasfareet No 21 Personnel Transit Centre  
Kasfareet No 7 (ME) Field Hygiene Unit  
Khartoum No 1 Anti-Mosquito Unit (Detachment)  
Port Said No 20 Embarkation Unit  
Port Tewfik (Sinai) No 19 Embarkation Unit  
Quadima No 4615 Airfield Construction Flt  
San Severo (Italy) No 680 PR Sqn (Detachment) Mosquito
Shallufa No 4 Release Embarkation Centre  
Tobruk No 5053 Mechanical and Electrical Sqn (Detachment)  
Tobruk No 4606 Airfield Construction Flt  
Tobruk No 4616 Airfield Construction Flt  

AHQ Eastern Mediterranean (Med/ME)

Command HQ - Alexandria

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Abu Suier Station HQ  
Abu Sueir No 1675 Heavy Conversion Unit  
Alexandria No 207 Air Sea Rescue Unit  
Alexandria Marine Craft Unit  
Appollonia No 13 Rest and Leave Camp  
Aqir (Palestine) Station HQ  
Aqir (Palestine) No 27 (South African) Sqn (Detachment) Warwick
Ballah Station HQ  
Ballah RAF (Middle East) Central Gunnery School
Ballah No 1342 RP Training Flight  
Ballah No 11 Flying Instructors' School  
Beit Daris (Palestine) No 16 Radio School  
Benina (Libya) No 212 Admin Group  
Benina (Libya) No 1563 (Meteorological) Flt  
Benina (Libya) Aircraft Safety Centre (Cyrenica) c/o No 212 Group
Benina (Libya) No 27 (South African) Sqn (Detachment) Warwick
Benghazi (Libya) No 25 Embarkation Unit  
Benghazi (Libya) No 4 Works Area  
Castel Benito (Libya) No 1564 (Meteorological) Flt  
Castel Benito (Libya) Aircraft Safety Centre (Tripolitania)  
Dekheila RN Air Station 'HMS Grebe' Administered by FOLEM
Deversoir RAF Station  
Deversoir No 26 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit  
Deversoir No 680 Sqn Mosquito
Ein Shemer (Palestine) Staff Navigators School (ME)  
El Adem (Libya) No 27 (South African) Sqn (Detachment) Warwick
Farmagusta (Cyprus) No 43 Embarkation Unit  
Fayid RN Aircraft Repair yard 'HMS Phoenix' Administered by FOLEM
Fayid Station HQ  
Fayid No 8 SE Fighter Wing (SAAF)  
Gianaclis Station HQ  
Gianaclis No 27 (South African) Sqn Warwick
Heliopolis (Villa Rose) Aircraft Safety Centre (Egypt)  
Idku RAF Station  
Idku No 22 (SAAF) Sqn Ventura, also shown at Gibraltar
Ismailia Station HQ  
Ismailia No 12 Sector Operations Room  
Jerusalem (Palestine) No 1 (Middle East) Aircrew Reception Centre
Laktamia (Cyprus) No 1565 (Meteorological) Flt  
Mariut AHQ Eastern Mediterranean Communication Flt  
Nalut (Tripoli) No 123 Meteorological Field Unit  
Nicosia (Cyprus) Station HQ  
Nicosia (Cyprus) Aircraft Safety Centre (Cyprus) c/o RAF Station, Nicosia
Ramat David (Palestine) No 26 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (Detachment)  
Shallufa Station HQ  
Shallufa Middle East Armament School  
Shandur Station HQ  
Shandur No 3 (South African) Light Bomber Wing  
Shandur No 12 (South African) Sqn Marauder
Shandur No 24 (South African) Sqn Marauder
Suez Marine Craft Unit  
Tobruk No 25 Embarkation Unit (Railhead Detachment)  
Tripoli No 53 Embarkation Unit  

AME Stations

No 405 AMES No 531 AMES No 826 AMES
No 1201 AMES No 1902 AMES No 1203 AMES

AHQ Levant (Med/ME)

Command HQ - Jerusalem

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Amman (Jordan) Station HQ  
Amman (Jordan) No 3 Officer Cadets Training Unit  
Amman (Jordan) No 2 General Service Training School  
Amman (Jordan) 'D' Section of No 2 Armoured Car Company  
Amman (Jordan) No 2 School of Administration  
Aqir No 680 Sqn (Detachment) Mosquito
Beirut (Syria) AHQ Levant (Advanced)  
Beirut (Syria) Station HQ  
Beirut (Syria) No 21 Meteorological Forecast Unit  
Beirut (Syria) No 211 Meteorological Field Unit  
Beirut (Syria) Levant Communication Flt (Detachment)  
Ein Shemer No 2 (ME) Field Hygiene Unit  
Ein Shemer No 651 Sqn  
Gaza Station HQ  
Gaza Royal Hellenic Air Force Depot  
Gaza No 1 RHAF Training Unit  
Gaza No 2 Air Crew Officers' Training School  
Haifa No 34 Embarkation Unit  
Haifa RAF Staff College (Overseas)  
Ismailia No 2 School of Fire Fighting  
Jerusalem No 226 Mobile Signals Unit  
Jerusalem No 2 Works Area  
Jerusalem No 2 ME Meteorological Unit  
Lydda Levant Communication Flt  
Lydda No 1413 (Meteorological) Flt  
Nicosia (Cyprus) HQ No 3 Battalion, RAF Levies  
Peta Tiqva (Palestine) Station HQ  
Peta Tiqva (Palestine) No 2969 Rifle Sqn, RAF Regiment  
Peta Tiqva (Palestine) No 208 Sqn Spitfire
Peta Tiqva (Palestine) No 32 Sqn Spitfire
Peta Tiqva (Palestine) No 285 Fighter Wing  
Qastina (Palestine) Station HQ  
Qastina (Palestine) No 3 Anti-Malarial Control Unit (1 x Section)  
Ramat David Station HQ  
Ramat David RAF Staff College Overseas Communications Flight  
Ramat David No 4 Anti-Mosquito Unit (plus 1 x Section)  
Ramat David No 6 Sqn Hurricane
Ramat David No 213 Sqn Mustang
Ramat David No 2788 Field Sqn RAF Regiment  
Ramat David 'A' Section of No 2 Armoured Car Company  
Ramleh Station HQ  
Ramleh Telecommunication Centre (Levant)  
Ramleh Aircraft Safety Centre (Levant) c/o T M E Levant
Ramleh HQ, No 2 Armoured Car Company,  
Ramleh 'C' Section of No 2 Armoured Car Company,  
Ramleh 'B' Section of No 2 Armoured Car Company,  
Ramleh WAAF Homecraft Training Centre  
Ramleh No 2864 Rifle Sqn, RAF Regiment  
Ramleh No 121 Personnel Despatch Centre (Palestinian)  
Ras el Ain (Eritrea) No 2924 Field Sqn RAF Regiment  
Ras el Ain (Eritrea) No 2923 Field Sqn RAF Regiment  
St Jean No 1319 RAF Regiment Wing  
St Jean No 2721 Field Sqn, RAF Regiment  
St Jean No 2902 Field Sqn, RAF Regiment  
Tel Aviv No 10 (ME) Medical Rehabilitation Unit  
Tel Litwinsky No 3 RAF Hospital  
Tel Litwinsky No 3 Anti-Mosquito Unit (plus 1 x Section)  

AHQ Iraq and Persia (Med/ME)

Command HQ - Habbaniya

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Baghdad (Iraq) AHQ Iraq and Persia (Advanced)  
Baghdad (Iraq) Combined Intelligence Centre  
Baghdad (Iraq) No 30 Movements Control Unit  
Bahrein (Persian Gulf) No 5 Anti-Mosquito Unit  
Bahrein (Persian Gulf) No 42 Embarkation Unit (Detachment)  
Bahrein (Persian Gulf) No 158 Repair and Salvage Unit  
Bahrein (Persian Gulf) No 294 ASR Sqn (Detachment) Wellington/Walrus/Warwick
Bahrein (Persian Gulf) Aircraft Safety Centre (Persia Gulf)  
Basrah (Iraq) Station HQ  
Basrah (Iraq) No 42 Embarkation Unit  
Basrah (Iraq) Marine Craft Section  
Basrah (Iraq) No 219 Air/Sea Rescue Unit  
Basrah (Iraq) No 294 ASR Sqn Wellington/Warwick/Walrus
Habbaniya (Iraq) Station HQ  
Habbaniya (Iraq) Iraq and Persia Communication Flt  
Habbaniya (Iraq) No 1415 (Meteorological) Flt  
Habbaniya (Iraq) Supplies Depot  
Habbaniya (Iraq) No 134 Maintenance Unit Repair Depot
Habbaniya (Iraq) No 4 Base Personnel Office  
Habbaniya (Iraq) No 6 RAF Hospital  
Habbaniya (Iraq) Iraq Levies HQ  
Habbaniya (Iraq) No 1 Battalion, Iraq Levies  
Habbaniya (Iraq) HQ, No 2 Battalion, Iraq Levies  
Habbaniya (Iraq) Aircraft Safety Centre (Iraq and Persia) c/o AHQ Iraq and Persia
Habbaniya (Iraq) No 7 RAF Postal HQ  
Habbaniya (Iraq) No 115 Maintenance Unit Equipment Depot
Habbaniya (Iraq) No 156 Repair and Salvage Unit  
Habbaniya (Iraq) No 5719 Mechanical and Electrical Flt  
Habbaniya (Iraq) No 680 Sqn (Detachment) Mosquito
Habbaniya (Iraq) No 3 (ME) Meteorological Unit  
Jask (Persia) RAF Unit  
Khor Kuwait RAF Unit  
Margil (Basrah, Iraq) No 5 Battalion, Iraq Levies  
Shaibah (Iraq) No 115 Maintenance Unit (Detachment)  
Shaibah (Iraq) No 157 Repair and Salvage Unit  
Sharjah (Iraq) No 42 Embarkation Unit (Detachment)  
Sharjah (Iraq) No 294 ASR Sqn (Detachment) Wellington/Walrus/Warwick

AHQ East Africa (Med/ME)

Command HQ - Nairobi

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Dar-es-Salaam Station HQ  
Dar-es-Salaam No 1345 Anti-Malarial Flight (Detachment)  
Diego Suarez RAF Unit  
Diego Suarez No 1568 (Meteorological) Flt  
Diego Suarez Marine Craft Section  
Eastleigh Station HQ  
Eastleigh East Africa Communication Flt  
Eastleigh No 1414 (Meteorological) Flt  
Eastleigh No 133 Maintenance Unit Repair Depot
Eastleigh No 25 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit  
Eastleigh Anti-Locust Flt  
Eastleigh Aircraft Safety Centre (East Africa)  
Gilgil No 105 Maintenance Unit (Detachment) Repair Depot
Kisumu Station HQ  
Kisumu Flying Boat Repair Base  
Mackinnon Road RN Air Station  
Mauritius RAF Unit  
Mauritius Marine Craft Section  
Mogadishu RAF Unit  
Mombasa Station HQ  
Mombasa No 15 Embarkation Unit  
Mombasa Marine Craft Section  
Nairobi No 6 Anti-Mosquito Unit  
Nairobi No 7 Anti-Mosquito Unit  
Nairobi RN Air Repair Yard 'HMS Korango'  
Nairobi No 9 RAF Postal HQ (East Africa)  
Nairobi No 3 Works Area  
Pamanzi RAF Unit  
Pamanzi Marine Craft Section  
Port Reitz No 1345 Anti-Malarial Flight  
Seychelles Station HQ  
Seychelles Marine Craft Section  
Tabora RAF Unit  
Tanga RN Air Station  
Thika No 105 Maintenance Unit Equipment Depot
Tullear RAF Unit  
Tullear Marine Craft Section  
Voi RN Air Station  

HQ British Forces in Aden (Med/ME)

Command HQ - Steamer Point

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Addis Ababa (Abyssinia) Telecommunication Centre (Aden) (Detachment)  
Bandar Cassim (Somaliland) RAF Unit  
Hargeisa (British Somaliland) Telecommunication Centre (Aden) (Detachment)  
Hedjuff Marine Craft Unit  
Hedjuff No 206 Air Sea Rescue Unit  
Hedjuff No 216 Air Sea Rescue Unit  
Hedjuff No 220 Air Sea Rescue Unit  
Jhadir (Saudi Arabia) Armoured Car Section  
Khormaksar Station HQ  
Khormaksar No 131 Maintenance Unit Repair Depot
Khormaksar No 621 Sqn Wellington
Khormaksar HQ BF Aden Communication Flt  
Khormaksar No 1566 (Meteorological) Flt  
Masira Island Station HQ  
Masira Island No 214 Air Sea Rescue Unit  
Masira Island No 215 Air Sea Rescue Unit  
Ras el Hadd (Saudi Arabia) Station HQ  
Riyan (Saudi Arabia) RAF Unit  
Salalah (Saudi Arabia) RAF Unit  
Sheikh O'thman Aden Protectorate Levies HQ  
Socotra (Gulf of Aden) RAF Unit  
Steamer Point Station HQ  
Steamer Point Equipment and Supply Section  
Steamer Point No 50 Embarkation Unit  
Steamer Point No 7 RAF Hospital  
Steamer Point No 11 RAF Postal HQ (British Forces, Aden)  
Steamer Point No 3 Base Personnel Office  
Steamer Point No 6 Works Area  
Steamer Point No 5721 Mechanical and Electrical Flight Also shown in AHQ Egypt
Steamer Point Aircraft Safety Centre (South Arabia)  
Wadi Road Telecommunication Centre (Aden)  

No 206 Group

HQ - RAF Heliopolis

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Aboukir Station HQ  
Aboukir No 103 Maintenance Unit Repair Depot
Aboukir No 7 Engine Repair Section  
Aboukir No 8 Engine Repair Section  
Abu Sultan No 128 Maintenance Unit Explosives Holding Depot
Acre (Palestine) No 142 Maintenance Unit Explosives Holding Depot
Alexandria Marine Craft Repair Section  
Alexandria No 1 (Middle East) MT Repair Unit  
Almaza No 51 RAF MT Company  
Almaza No 1 (ME) Meteorological Unit  
Almaza No 2 ME Fuel Transport Company (Detachment)  
Almaza No 154 Repair and Salvage Unit  
Amriya No 102 Maintenance Unit Repairable Equipment Depot
Aqir (Palestine) No 160 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Repair Unit
Athlet (Syria) No 1 (ME) Fuel Transport Company  
Baalwa 'Z' Hydrogen Plant  
Baalwa No 3 MT Base Depot Also shown at Helwan
Benghazi (Libya) No 2 ME Fuel Transport Company (Detachment)  
Benghazi (Libya) No 122 Maintenance Unit (AAP)  
Benghazi (Libya) No 2 Bomber Group Maintenance Company  
Berka No 136 Maintenance Unit (AAD)  
Biskra No 159 Repair and Salvage Unit (Detachment)  
Boulac No 109 Maintenance Unit Repair Unit
Boulac No 1 Engine Repair Section  
Boulac No 4 Engine Repair Section  
Cairo No 7 (Middle East) MT Repair Unit  
Cairo No 1 Aeronautical Inspection Services Unit  
Cairo West No 154 Repair and Salvage Unit (Detachment)  
Castel Benito (Libya) No 153 Repair and Salvage Unit  
El Adem (Libya) No 2 ME Fuel Transport Company (Detachment)  
El Adem (Libya) No 154 Repair and Salvage Unit (Detachment)  
El Firdan No 108 Maintenance Unit Repair Unit
El Firdan No 51 RAF MT Company (Detachment)
El Firdan No 3 MT Base Depot (Detachment)  
Elmas No 153 Repair and Salvage Unit (Detachment)  
Gebel Hamzi No 135 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Storage Depot
Heliopolis Station HQ  
Heliopolis No 1 Tyre Reclamation and Retreading Unit (ME)
Heliopolis No 168 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Repair Unit
Heliopolis No 122 Meteorological Field Unit  
Heliopolis Command Medical Board  
Heliopolis Polish Air Force Boys' Training School  
Heliopolis Middle East Communication Sqn Fairchild
Heliopolis No 1 Section, RHAF Technical Unit  
Heliopolis Near East Flying Control School  
Helwan No 3 MT Base Depot Also shown at Baalwa
Helwan No 1 Bomber Group Maintenance Group  
Ismailia No 132 Maintenance Unit Aircraft Storage Depot
Kabrit No 117 Maintenance Unit Transport Aircraft  Repair Unit
Kasfareet No 107 Maintenance Unit (E & RD)  
Kasfareet No 9 Engine Repair Section  
Khanka No 106 Maintenance Unit Equipment Depot
Luqa No 153 Repair and Salvage Unit  
Lydda No 155 Repair and Salvage Unit  
Maison Blanche No 159 Repair and Salvage Unit Also shown at Rabat Sale
Mansourah No 5 Engine Repair Section  
Mariut No 1 (Middle East) MT Repair Unit (Detachment)  
Mariut No 51 RAF MT Company (Detachment)
Mariut No 15 Supply and Transport Column
Masara No 101 Maintenance Unit Explosives Holding Depot
Muqeibila (Levant) No 104 Maintenance Unit RAP and MT Pool
Muqeibila (Levant) No 3 Anti-Mosquito Unit (1 x Section)  
Port Said No 51 RAF MT Company (Detachment)
Port Said Marine Craft Unit  
Rabat Sale No 159 Repair and Salvage Unit Also shown at Maison Blanche
Ras el Ain (Eritrea) No 120 Maintenance Unit Equipment Depot
Ras el Ain (Eritrea) No 51 RAF MT Company (Detachment)
Tel Litwinsky (Palestine) No 5 (ME) MT Repair Unit  
Tobruk (Libya) No 122 Maintenance Unit (AAP) (Detachment)  
Tripoli (Libya) No 122 Maintenance Unit (AAP) (Detachment)  
Tura No 111 Maintenance Unit Engine and Repair Depot
Tura No 2 Engine Repair Section  
Tura No 3 Engine Repair Section  
Wadi Ysara No 112 Maintenance Unit  
Wadi Ysara No 2 ME Fuel Transport Company (Detachment)  
Wadi Ysara No 51 RAF MT Company (Detachment)

No 216 (Transport) Group

HQ - RAF Heliopolis, Egypt

This group was controlled by HQ Transport Command, for units allocated click here.

Source - SD161 (62nd Edition) - November 1945

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