Royal Air Force Middle East Subordinate Commands, 1940–19411
Date of Appointment ROYAL AIR FORCE IN PALESTINE AND TRANS-JORDAN2 Air Commodore J. H. D'Albiac, D.S.O. 16th August 1939 Air Commodore J. W. B. Grigson, D.S.O., D.F.C. 1st December 1940 BRITISH FORCES IN IRAQ3 Air Vice-Marshal H. G. Smart, O.B.E., D.F.C. 23rd November 1939 Air Vice-Marshal J. H. D'Albiac, C.B., D.S.O. 17th May 1941 ROYAL AIR FORCE, MEDITERRANEAN Air Commodore R. Leckie, D.S.O., D.S.C., D.F.C. 17th December 1938 Air Vice-Marshal F. H. M. M aynard, C.B., A.F.C. 26th January 1940 Air Vice-Marshal H. P. Llloyd, C.B.E., M.C., D.F.C. 1st June 1941 BRITISH FORCES IN ADEN Air Vice-Marshal G. R. M. Reid, C.B., D.S.O. 2nd September 1938 Air Vice-Marshal F. G. D. Hards, C.B.E., D.S.C. 10th September 1941 HEADQUARTERS, BRITISH FORCES IN GREECE Air Vice-Marshal J. H. D'Albiac, D.S.O. 15th November 1940 AIR HEADQUARTERS, WESTERN DESERT Air Vice-Marshal A. Coningham, C.B., D.S.O., M.C., D.F.C., A.F.C. 30th July 1941 AIR HEADQUARTERS SUDAN4 Group Captain C. E. V. Porter 1st May 1940 Air Commodore L. H. Slatter, C.B., O.B.E., D.S.C., D.F.C. 17th August 1940 Air Commodore C. B. S. Spackman, D.F.C. 13th July 1941 AIR HEADQUARTERS, EAST AFRICA Air Commodore W. Sowrey, C.B.E., D.F.C., A.F.C. 19th October 1940
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1 The Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Middle East, commanded all Royal Air Force Units stationed or operating in Egypt, Sudan, Palestine and Trans-Jordan, East Africa, Aden and Somaliland, Iraq and adjacent territories, Cyprus, Turkey, Balkans, Mediterranean Sea and Persian GHulf.
2 Air Headquarters, Royal Air Force, Levant, 1st December 1941.
3 Air Headquarters, Royal Air Force in Iraq, 1st May 1941.
4 Headquarters No. 203 Group, 17th August 1940.