On 21 October 1941, Air Headquarters Western Desert was created by upgrading 204 Group to command status. Sold and converted to residential care home, later became derelict. The location was reused in an enlarged state as an airfield in October 1940 and operational until mid-1946, whence it returned to agriculture. To War Department in 1943. (previously called RAF Hatfield Woodhouse), now. Western Desert was organised as:[8], Western Desert Air Force (WDAF) was organised on 27 October 1942 as:[9], Subordinated to General Headquarters RAF Middle East (GHQ RAF Middle East). There were occasional single successes as well; on 17 August 1940, Gladiators covering the Mediterranean Fleet shot down eight Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 bombers without loss. Also (unofficially) known as RAF Tranent and RAF Penston, and briefly transferred to Royal Navy as "HMS Nighthawk II" during 1945. 204 Group to Coningham. Flying ceased 1957, thereafter to, Airfield retained until 1992 as a relief landing ground for RAF flying training schools at, Known as "RAF Novar" until 1937. Initially equipped with obsolete types like the Gloster Gladiator biplane fighter and the Bristol Blenheim light bomber, the DAF made a good showing against the equally obsolete Italian Air Force. The base was used by the following squadrons: The base was also used by a number of different units during its lifetime: The site is un-recognizable and is used for farming. DAF existed until 30 June 1946, when it was renamed the Advanced AHQ Italy. Aldenham Lodge Hotel requisitioned as the headquarters of No. Formerly RAF Box, also known as RAF Corsham, now. 1938 location of No 23 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School. [14] On 12 November 1942, USAMEAF was dissolved and replaced by the 9th Air Force, although some US units remained with Commonwealth formations for some time. Home to RAF Intelligence training during WW2. The airfield is unlicensed, and used at the pilots own risk and discretion. Maintained Air Sea Rescue launches. The DAF adapted the Luftwaffe concept of tactical air support by using fighter-bombers linked via radio to "Forward air controllers" attached to Army units. Many exiles from Occupied Europe—especially Polish airmen— flew in DAF squadrons. 1 Mobile Field Hospital deployed following closure of BMH Oldenburg. Sold, buildings demolished and site redeveloped for housing. Thus, an alternate reinforcement route began to be pioneered via Takoradi in the Gold Coast, from which new aircraft were received by sea, assembled, test flown, and ferried across Africa to Khartoum, a route first pioneered by Air Vice-Marshal Arthur Coningham in 1925. *Aerodrome buildings were used by Urney's Chocolate Factory for a period. (1943) Made up of several dispersals, code-named after London railway stations (Paddington, Victoria, Marylebone, Waterloo, Euston and Kings Cross known), World War I training airfield 1917–1919; industrial land now a vacant brownfield, World War I training airfield 1918–1919; later used by, World War I training airfield 1917–1919; now residential neighbourhood, This page was last edited on 23 November 2020, at 13:29. 216 Squadron RAF with Bombays. Also known as "RAF Inverness". Site sold, several buildings now in various civilian uses and other areas redeveloped for housing. 48A. Prior to the Italian invasion of Egypt, under Air Commodore Raymond Collishaw, the RAF in Egypt—which comprised nine squadrons—focused its activities on ground support, reconnaissance, and only when necessary aerial combat with the Italian Regia Aeronautica. Originally an airfield but latterly a radar site. Reduced to an enclave in 1995, site later closed and sold for residential-led mixed use development. Previously used as landing ground known as "Woodbridge" during 1917. 33, No. Airfield retained in military use by the MOD and known as the Sculthorpe Training Area. Royal Air Force Aboukir or more simply RAF Aboukir is a former Royal Air Force base located 6.6 miles (10.6 km) northwest of Kafr El-Dawar and 7.2 miles (11.6 km) east of Alexandria, Egypt. Many Australian pilots also flew with RAF or SAAF squadrons in the DAF. 145 Squadron RAF. 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