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Mediterranean and Middle East - December 1945


[Mediterranean and Middle East | DAF | HQ SAAF | Adv HQ SAAF | RAF Italy | RAF Austria | No 205 Group | AHQ Greece | AHQ Malta | No 214 Group | No 218 Group | Air Formation Signals | AHQ EgyptAHQ Eastern Mediterranean | AHQ East Africa | AHQ Levant | AHQ Iraq & Persia | HQBF Aden | No 206 Group | No 216 Group]

Mediterranean and Middle East

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Alexandria AHQ Eastern Mediterranean  
Algiers No 5 Base Personnel Office  
Algiers Provost and Security Unit (Sub-HQ, N Africa)  
Algiers No 13 Postal HQ  
Baghdad Advance AHQ Iraq and Persia  
Bari Advance South African Air Force HQ  
Beirut Advance AHQ Levant  
Cairo AHQ Egypt  
Cairo Admin HQ SAAF  
Cairo RAAF Liaison Office  
Cairo RNZAF Liaison Office  
Cairo No 1 Base Personnel Office  
Cairo Unit Signals (HQ RAF Med/ME)  
Cairo No 6 RAF Postal HQ (Middle East Forces)  
Cairo Command Welfare Office  
Caserta AHQ Italy  
El Genina No 1567 (Meteorological) Flt  
Fanara No 205 Group  
Habbaniya AHQ Iraq and Persia  
Heliopolis No 206 Group  
Khartoum (Sudan) RAF Station  
Khartoum (Sudan) Area Control, Khartoum  
Khartoum (Sudan) Khartoum Communication Flt  
Khartoum (Sudan) No 1412 (Meteorological) Flt  
Khartoum (Sudan) No 4 (ME) Meteorological Unit  
Khartoum (Sudan) No 39 Sqn Marauder
Khartoum Airfield (Sudan) Aircraft Safety Centre  
Klagenfurt Rear HQ RAF Austria  
Kufra No 401 Meteorological Field Unit  
Jerusalem AHQ Levant  
Malta No 14 Postal HQ  
Nairobi AHQ East Africa  
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
Naples No 9 Air Formation Postal Unit c/o Base Army PO
Rome Provost and Security Unit Sub HQ, (Northern Italy)  
Steamer Point HQ British Forces, Aden  
Valetta AHQ Malta  
Valetta No 2 Base Personnel Office  

Desert Air Force (Med/ME)

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Campoformido No 126 Maintenance Unit (No 9 Park)  
Klagenfurt (Austria) HQ DAF Detachment Spitfire
Klagenfurt (Austria) No 40 Air Stores Park Also shown at Zeltweg
Klagenfurt (Austria) No 225 Sqn Spitfire
Lavariano No 239 Fighter Wing  
Lavariano No 112 Sqn Mustang
Lavariano No 250 Sqn Mustang
Lavariano No 1 Field Hygiene Unit  
Lavariano No 237 Sqn Spitfire
Lavariano No 318 (Polish) Sqn Spitfire
Lavariano No 5500 Polish Mobile Signals Unit  
Moruzzo No 12 Meteorological Unit  
Pagnacco No 126 Maintenance Unit  
Rivolto No 58 MT Company  
Rivolto No 306 Mobile Signals Servicing Unit  
Rivolto No 126 Maintenance Unit (No 10 AAP)  
San Pietro No 663 (Polish) Sqn Auster
San Pier D'Isonzo No 654 AOP Sqn Auster
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 Desert Air  Force Communication Flt  
Udine No 3 MT Light Repair Unit  
Udine No 38 Personnel Transit Centre (Detachment)  
Udine No 18 Air Depot (SAAF)  
Velden Photographic Unit (Austria)  
Zeltweg No 324 Fighter Wing  
Zeltweg No 43 Sqn Spitfire
Zeltweg No 72 Sqn Spitfire
Zeltweg No 111 Sqn Spitfire
Zeltweg No 126 Maintenance Unit (No 13 AAP)  
Zeltweg No 40 Air Stores Park Also shown at Klagenfurt
c/o 5th Cops HQ No 125 Mobile Meteorological Unit  
AME Stations
No 15052 AMES    

 

HQ SAAF - Cairo

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Benghazi (Libya) No 2 Bomber Group Maintenance Company  
Fayid No 8 Fighter Wing (SAAF)  
Fayid No 3 (SAAF) Sqn Spitfire
Fayid No 11 (SAAF) Sqn Spitfire
Idku No 22 (SAAF) Sqn Ventura
Shandur No 3 (South African) Light Bomber Wing  
Shandur No 12 (South African) Sqn Marauder
Shandur No 21 (South African) Sqn Marauder
Shandur No 24 (South African) Sqn Marauder

Advanced HQ SAAF - Bari

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Klagenfurt (Austria) No 40 (SAAF) Sqn Spitfire
Lavariano No 5 (SAAF) Sqn Mustang

AHQ Italy (Med/ME)

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Algiers No 60 Embarkation Unit  
Arta No 6233 Bomb Disposal Flt  
Athens AHQ Greece  
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 No 110 Repair and Salvage Unit (SEAC)  
Bari No 2 Lancaster Servicing Unit  
Bari No 11 Signals Centre  
Benevento RAF Physical Training Course  
Bologna Aircraft Safety Centre (Northern Italy)  
Bologna No 5 RAF Base Area  
Bone Marine Craft Repair Section  
Brindisi Marine Craft Repair Base (Detachment 2)  
Brindisi No 302 Air Sea Rescue Control Unit  
Brindisi No 253 Air Sea Rescue Unit (Detachment)  
Brindisi No 83 Sqn Italian Air Force  
Capo Dichino No 12 Signals Centre  
Cassablanca No 60 Embarkation Unit (Detachment)  
Catania No 52 Embarkation Unit (Detachment)  
Ciampino No 23 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit  
Conversano No 15 Field Signals Unit  
Elmas No 83 Sqn Italian Air Force (Detachment)  
Fano Advanced SAAF Reception Centre (Detachment)
Foggia No 6231 Bomb Disposal Flt  
Foggia No 110 Repair and Salvage Unit (Detachment)  
Foggia Aircraft Safety Centre (Eastern Italy)  
Foggia No 5136/7 Airfield Bomb Disposal Section  
Foggia No 22 Mobile Field Hospital  
Hassani (Greece) No 624 Sqn (Detachment) Walrus
Ischia No 253 Air Sea Rescue Unit (Detachment)  
Ischia Marine Craft Repair Base (Detachment)  
Lecce No 1 Sqn Italian Air Force  
Lecce No 10 Sqn Italian Air Force  
Lecce No 12 Sqn Italian Air Force  
Lecce No 20 Sqn Italian Air Force  
Lecce No 88 Sqn Italian Air Force  
Lecce No 102 Sqn Italian Air Force  
Lecce No 155 Sqn Italian Air Force  
Leghorn No 254 Air Sea Rescue Unit (Detachment)  
Legnano No 1 Release Embarkation Centre  
Littoria No 624 Sqn Walrus
Littoria No 28 Sqn Italian Air Force
Milan No 59 Personnel Transit Centre  
Milan No 56 Meteorological Forecast Unit  
Naples No 214 Group  
Naples No 5136 Bomb Disposal Sqn  
Naples No 6 RAF Base Censorship Unit  
Naples No 7 RAF Base Censorship Unit  
Naples No 1 RAF Base Area  
Naples No 56 Personnel Transit Centre  
Naples No 61 Embarkation Unit  
Naples No 5136/1/4/5/6 Airfield Bomb Disposal Section2  
Naples No 253 Air Sea Rescue Unit  
Naples Marine Craft Base  
Patras No 253 Air Sea Rescue Unit (Detachment)  
Pomigliano No 111 Repair and Salvage Unit  
Pomigliano Aircraft Safety Centre (Western Italy)  
Pomigliano No 293 Sqn Warwick/Walrus
Pomigliano No 1 Lancaster Servicing Unit  
Rome No 2 General Service Training School  
Rome No 2 RAF Base Area  
Rome No 14 Signals Centre  
Rome Moral Leadership School  
Rome Air Forces Sub-Commission, Allied Commission  
Rome No 2 Sqn Italian Air Force  
Rosignano No 111 Repair and Salvage Unit (Detachment No 2)  
Rosignano No 293 Sqn (Detachment) Warwick/Walrus
Sedes No 624 Sqn (Detachment) Walrus
Sorrento No 2 Rest and Leave Camp  
Taranto No 67 Embarkation Unit (Detachment)  
Taranto No 54 Personnel Transit Centre  
Taranto No 82 Sqn Italian Air Force  
Taranto No 84 Sqn Italian Air Force  
Taranto No 85 Sqn Italian Air Force  
Torre-del-Greco No 1 RAF General Hospital  
Torre-del-Greco Command Medical Board  
Treviso No 5136/3 Airfield Bomb Disposal Section  
Trieste No 59 Embarkation Unit  
Udine HQ Desert Air Force  
Udine No 6230 Bomb Disposal Flt  
Urbe (Littorio) No 132 Sqn Italian Air Force  
Valetta No 52 Embarkation Unit  
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 - Vienna

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Algiers Aircraft Safety Centre (N Africa)  
Bruck HQ No 700 Air Disarmament Mobile Wing  
Bruck No 10 HA W/T Station  
Graz Flak Recovery Sqn  
Graz Flak Depot and Workshops  
Graz Flak Disarmament Mobile Sqn  
Graz HQ No 701 Air Disarmament Flak Wing  
Graz No 2866 Rifle Sqn, RAF Regiment  
Kapenburg No 2914 LAA Sqn RAF Regiment  
Klagenfurt HQ, Austria Communication Flight  
Klagenfurt No 700 Air Disarmament Detachment 'C' Sqn  
Klagenfurt No 1320 RAF Regiment Wing  
Klagenfurt No 2926 LAA Sqn RAF Regiment  
Liezen (Aigen Airfield) No 700 Air Disarmament Detachment 'B' Sqn  
Schloss Roels No 14 Field Signals Unit  
Schloss Larnach No 700 Air Disarmament Detachment 'A' Sqn  
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  
Vienna Advanced HQ, RAF Austria  
Zeltweg No 6227 Bomb Disposal Flight  
Zeltweg No 700 Air Disarmament Detachment 'D' Sqn  
Zeltweg No 2908 Field Sqn, RAF Regiment  

 

No 205 Group (Med/ME)

HQ - Fanara, Italy

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Abu Suier Station HQ  
Aqir Station HQ  
Aqir No 231 (Heavy Bomber) Wing  
Aqir No 37 Sqn Liberator
Aqir No 70 Sqn Liberator
Ein Shemer Station HQ  
Ein Shemer No 240 (Heavy Bomber) Wing  
Ein Shemer No 178 Sqn Liberator
Ein Shemer No 214 Sqn Liberator
Fanara HQ, No 205 Group  
Foggia No 236 (Heavy Bomber) Wing  
Foggia No 40 Sqn Liberator
Foggia No 104 Sqn Liberator
Foggia No 148 Sqn Liberator
Foggia No 334 (Heavy Bomber) Wing  
Foggia No 205 Group Communication Flt  
Gianaclis Station HQ  
Rodi/San Moniaco No 11 Rest and Leave Camp  
Shallufa No 2 (SAAF) Heavy Bomber Wing  
Shallufa No 31 (South African) Sqn Liberator
Shallufa No 34 (South African) Sqn Liberator

 

AHQ Greece (Med/ME)

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
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 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
Hassani (Greece) No 6232 Bomb Disposal Flt  
Hassani (Greece) No 5136/2/8 Airfield Bomb Disposal Section  
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  
Sedes No 337 Fighter Wing  
Sedes No 335 (RHAF) Sqn Spitfire
Sedes No 336 (RHAF) Sqn Spitfire
Sedes No 1 Hellenic Wing  
Sedes No 128 Mobile Meteorological Unit  
Tatoi RHAF LAA Sqn  
Vouliaghmani No 28 Rest and Leave Camp  
Vouliaghmani No 2744 Field Sqn RAF Regiment  

AHQ Malta (Med/ME)

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Algiers (Algeria) No 251 Air Sea Rescue Unit (Detachment)  
Algiers (Algeria) No 218 Maintenance Group  
Algiers (Algeria) Aircraft Safety Centre (North Africa)  
Augusta (Sicily) No 15 Meteorological Forecast Unit  
Benghazi No 101 Long Range Air Sea Rescue Unit, Detachment 'A'  
Bone (North Africa) No 251 Air Sea Rescue Unit  
Cagliari No 101 Long Range Air Sea Rescue Unit, Detachment 'B'  
Calvi No 301 Air Sea Rescue Control Unit  
Catania (Sicily) No 52 Embarkation Unit (Detachment)  
Elmas (Sardinia) Aircraft Safety Centre (Sardinia)  
Elmas (Sardinia) No 283 Sqn (Detachment) 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
Ischia No 101 Long Range Air Sea Rescue Unit, Detachment 'D'  
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
Luqa Station HQ  
Luqa No 38 Sqn Wellington
Madalena No 8 Radar Servicing Section  
Maison Blanche No 283 Sqn Warwick
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  
Marseilles No 101 Long Range Air Sea Rescue Unit, Detachment 'C'  
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  
Piraeus (Greece) No 207 Air Sea Rescue Unit (Detachment)  
Siggiewi Inter-Command W/T Station  
Taormina (Sicily) No 17 RAF Rest and Leave Camp  

AME Stations

No 501 AMES No 502 AMES  

No 214 Group (Med/ME)

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
Cancello No 114 Maintenance Unit No 3 Depot
Cancello No 54 MT Company  
Cancello No 2 Base Recovery Unit (Detachment)  
Capo Dichino No 159 Maintenance Unit Repair Depot
Capo Dichino No 113 Maintenance Unit Repair Depot
Caserta No 141 Maintenance Unit (Detachment)  
Castellamare No 378 Maintenance Unit Repair Depot
Castellamare Oxygen Production Centre (CMF)  
Castel Foardo No 124 Maintenance Unit (AAP)  
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
Milan No 16 MT Light Repair Unit (Detachment)  
Monopoli No 28 Repair Unit (Parachute)  
Naples No 114 Maintenance Unit No 4 Depot, Equipment Depot
Naples No 9 Supply & Transport Column  
Pagnani No 375 Maintenance Unit Repairable Equipment Depot
Pesaro No 2 Base Recovery Unit  
Pesaro No 375 Maintenance Unit (Detachment)  
Posillipo No 114 Maintenance Unit No 5 Depot, Equipment Depot
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  
Scafati No 375 Maintenance Unit (Detachment)  
Torro Annunziato RAF School of Cookery  
Tressanti No 141 Maintenance Unit (CW) (Detachment)  
Udine No 380 Maintenance Unit  
Udine No 16 MT Light Repair Unit  
Vesuvius No 4 MT Base Depot

No 218 Group (Med/ME)

HQ - Algiers

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Algiers No 2 RAF Base Censorship Unit  
Algiers No 10 Signals Centre  
Algiers No 5028 Airfield Construction Sqn  
Algiers No 16 RAF Rest and Leave Camp  
Bari No  5503 Artisan Flight  
Blida No 156 Maintenance Unit T E Repairs
Bouzarea No 53 MT Company  
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 Group Depot
Maison Blanche No 144 Maintenance Unit Repair Depot
Maison Blanche No 1 MT Base Depot  
Maison Care No 2 RAF General Hospital  
Naples No  5560 Artisan Flight  
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  

Air Formation Signals

 

Location/Address Unit Notes
Bari UHQ, No 4 AFS
Bari 1 Company, No 4 AFS
Bari 2 Company, No 4 AFS
Bari 3 Company, No 4 AFS
Bari 2 Company, No 6 AFS
Bologna 3 Company, No 8 AFS (Detachment)
Cairo CSO, AFS HA Med/ME  
Caserta CAFSO, AHQ Italy  
Caserta 1 Company, No 6 AFS (Detachment)
Foggia 4 Company, No 6 AFS
Klagenfurt 1 Company, No 8 AFS
Leghorn 3 Company, No 8 AFS (Detachment)
Modotio UHQ, No 8 AFS
Modotio 2 Company, No 8 AFS
Mestre 3 Company, No 8 AFS
Naples 1 Company, No 6 AFS
Portico UHQ, No 6 AFS
Pomigliano 1 Company, No 6 AFS (Detachment)
Rome 3 Company, No 6 AFS

AHQ Egypt (Med/ME)

Command HQ - Cairo

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Abbassia No 5 RAF Hospital  
Aboukir No 24 Personnel Transit Centre  
Alexandria Tomahawk House  
Alexandria Blenheim House  
Alexandria Beaufighter House  
Alexandria No 11 Embarkation Unit  
Alexandria No 11 WAAF Convalescent Depot  
Alexandria WAAF Leave House  
Alexandria No 4 Section, AMDGW  
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 No 2742 Armoured Sqn, RAF Regiment  
Almaza No 15 Anti-Malarial Control Unit  
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  
Cairo WAAF Leave House  
Cairo No 5 Section, AMDGW  
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 2 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  
Heliopolis No 1 Section, AMDGW  
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 RAF Regiment Instructors' Unit  
Kasfareet No 21 Personnel Transit Centre  
Kasfareet No 7 (ME) Field Hygiene Unit  
Kasfareet No 3 Section, AMDGW  
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  
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
Alexandria No 207 Air Sea Rescue Unit  
Alexandria Marine Craft Unit  
Aqir (Palestine) No 27 (SAAF) Sqn (Detachment) Warwick
Aqir (Palestine) Middle East Night Vision Training School  
Ballah Station HQ  
Ballah RAF (Middle East) Central Gunnery School
Ballah No 1342 RP Training Flight  
Ballah No 11 Flying Instructors' School  
Ballah No 256 Sqn Mosquito
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 (SAAF) Sqn (Detachment) Warwick
Benghazi (Libya) No 25 Embarkation Unit  
Benghazi (Libya) No 4 Works Area  
Benghazi (Libya) No 2 Section (Works)  
Castel Benito (Libya) No 1564 (Meteorological) Flt  
Castel Benito (Libya) Aircraft Safety Centre (Tripolitania)  
Castel Benito (Libya) No 3 Section (Works)  
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 (SAAF) Sqn (Detachment) Warwick
El Adem (Libya) German POW Company, RAF Component  
Farmagusta (Cyprus) No 43 Embarkation Unit  
Fayid Station HQ  
Heliopolis (Villa Rose) Aircraft Safety Centre (Egypt)  
Idku RAF Station  
Idku No 27 (SAAF) Sqn Warwick
Ismailia Station HQ  
Ismailia No 12 Sector Operations Room  
Ismailia No 2 School of Fire Fighting  
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)  
Shandur Station HQ  
Suez Marine Craft Unit  
Tobruk No 25 Embarkation Unit (Railhead Detachment)  
Tobruk No 1 Section (Works)  
Tripoli No 53 Embarkation Unit  

AME Stations

No 405 AMES No 531 AMES No 826 AMES
No 1201 AMES No 1203 AMES No 401 AMES
No 402 AMES No 505 AMES No 532 AMES
No 582 AMES No 1202 AMES  

AHQ Levant (Med/ME)

Command HQ - Jerusalem

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Aleppo (Syria) RAF Station (C & M Basis)  
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
Aqir No 3 Anti-Malarial Control Unit (1 x Section)  
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)  
Haifa No 3 Section, AMDGW  
H3 No 680 Sqn (Detachment) Mosquito
Jerusalem No 226 Mobile Signals Unit  
Jerusalem No 2 Works Area  
Jerusalem No 2 ME Meteorological Unit  
Jerusalem No 2717 Rifle Sqn, RAF Regiment  
Jerusalem Moral Leadership School  
Kolundia 'D' Section of No 2 Armoured Car Company  
Lydda Levant Communication Flt  
Lydda No 1413 (Meteorological) Flt  
Lydda No 2864 Rifle Sqn, RAF Regiment  
Nicosia (Cyprus) HQ No 3 Battalion, RAF Levies  
Nicosia (Cyprus) No 4 Section, AMDGW  
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)  
Qastina (Palestine) No 1 Section, AMDGW  
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 'C' 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 'A' Section of No 2 Armoured Car Company,  
Ramleh 'B' Section of No 2 Armoured Car Company,  
Ramleh WAAF Homecrafts Training Centre  
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 Aviv No 2 Section, AMDGW  
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) 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) Walrus/Warwick/Auster
Bahrein (Persian Gulf) Aircraft Safety Centre (Persia Gulf)  
Bahrein (Persian Gulf) No 219 Air/Sea Rescue Unit (Detachment)  
Bahrein (Persian Gulf) Area Control, Bahrein  
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 Warwick/Walrus/Auster
Habbaniya (Iraq) Station HQ  
Habbaniya (Iraq) Iraq and Persia Communication Flt  
Habbaniya (Iraq) No 1415 (Meteorological) Flt  
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) 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  
Habbaniya (Iraq) No 1 Armoured Car Company (HQ and 3 x Sections)  
Habbaniya (Iraq) Area Control, Habbaniya  
Khor Kuwait RAF Unit  
Khor Kuwait No 219 Air/Sea Rescue Unit (Detachment)  
Kuwait No 219 Air/Sea Rescue Unit (Detachment)  
Margil (Basrah, Iraq) No 5 Battalion, Iraq Levies  
Masirah (Iraq) No 294 ASR Sqn Warwick/Walrus/Auster
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) Warwick/Walrus/Auster

AHQ East Africa (Med/ME)

Command HQ - Nairobi

 
Location/Address Unit Notes
Dar-es-Salaam No 1345 Anti-Malarial Flight (Detachment)  
Dar-es-Salaam RAF Admin Unit (C & M Basis)  
Dar-es-Salaam No 4 Section, AMDGW  
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)  
Eastleigh No 249 Sqn Baltimore
Eastleigh No 1 Section, AMDGW  
Gilgil No 105 Maintenance Unit (Detachment) Repair Depot
Kisumu Station HQ  
Kisumu Flying Boat Repair Base  
Mauritius RAF Unit  
Mauritius Marine Craft Section  
Mogadishu RAF Unit  
Mombasa Station HQ  
Mombasa No 15 Embarkation Unit  
Mombasa Marine Craft Section  
Mombasa No 3 Section, AMDGW  
Nairobi No 6 Anti-Mosquito Unit  
Nairobi No 7 Anti-Mosquito Unit  
Nairobi No 9 RAF Postal HQ (East Africa)  
Nairobi No 3 Works Area  
Nairobi Area Control, Nairobi  
Pamanzi RAF Unit  
Pamanzi Marine Craft Section  
Port Reitz No 1345 Anti-Malarial Flight  
Seychelles Station HQ  
Seychelles Marine Craft Section  
Tabora RAF Unit  
Thika No 105 Maintenance Unit Equipment Depot
Tullear RAF Unit  
Tullear Marine Craft Section  

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 114 Sqn Boston
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  
Masira Island No 2 Section, AMDGW  
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  
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
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
Aqir (Palestine) No 104 Aircraft and MT Reserve Pool  
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)  
Berka No 136 Maintenance Unit (AAD)  
Biskra No 159 Repair and Salvage Unit (Detachment)  
Boulac No 109 Maintenance Unit Repair Unit
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)  
El Firdan No 10 MT Light Repair Unit  
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 Command Medical Board  
Heliopolis Polish Air Force Boys' Training School  
Heliopolis No 1 Section, RHAF Technical Unit  
Heliopolis Med/ME Communication Sqn Fairchild
Heliopolis Middle East Flying Control School  
Helwan No 3 MT Base Depot Also shown at Baalwa
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 (Detachment)  
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
Marble Arch No 122 Meteorological Field Unit  
Masara No 101 Maintenance Unit Explosives Holding Depot
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
Wadi Ysara No 112 Maintenance Unit  
Wadi Ysara No 2 ME Fuel Transport Company  
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 (63rd Edition) - December 1945

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