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Other Overseas Commands/Units - December 1945

[AHQ West Africa | Units in Australia | Units in the USA]

Air Headquarters, West Africa

HQ - Freetown

Location Unit Notes
Accra (Gold Coast) Air HQ  
Accra (Gold Coast) No 55 Staging Post  
Accra (Gold Coast) West Africa Transport & Communication Sqn  
Bathurst (Gambia) RAF Detachment  
Ikeja (Nigeria) No 50 Staging Post  
Ikeja (Nigeria) No 1561 (Meteorological) Flt  
Jui (Sierra Leone) RAF Detachment  
Kano (Nigeria) No 52 Staging Post  
Maiduguri (Nigeria) No 53 Staging Post  
Port Etienne (Mauritania) No 51 Staging Post  
Takoradi (Gold Coast) No 68 Staging Post  
Takoradi (Gold Coast) No 33 Embarkation Unit  
Takoradi (Gold Coast) No 386 Maintenance Unit Equipment Holding Unit
Waterloo (Sierra Leone) No 66 Staging Post  
Waterloo (Sierra Leone) No 1562 (Meteorological) Flt  
Yumdum (Gambia) No 54 Staging Post  


Units in Australia

HQ - Melbourne, Australia

Location Unit Notes
Archerfield (Brisbane) No 194 Staging Post  
Archerfield (Brisbane) No 1315 Servicing Echelon  
Brisbane No 9 Special Liaison Unit Administered by the RAAF
Camden Station HQ  
Camden No 243 Sqn Dakota/Anson
Garbutt (Townville) No 193 Staging Post  
Kingsford Smith Airport (Mascot, Sydney) No 145 Staging Post  
Melbourne No 300 Group  
Melbourne Base Accounts Office  
Narromine No 618 Sqn Mosquito
Parafield No 238 Sqn Dakota
Port Moresby No 199 Staging Post  

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 (63rd Edition) - December 1945

[AHQ West Africa | Units in Australia | Units in the USA]

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