RAF Aboukir

RAF Aboukir
Air Force Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Egyptian Arabic: ابو قير

Abu Qir
Near Alexandria in Egypt
Royal Air Force Operations in the Middle East and North Africa, 1939-1943. ME(RAF)3514.jpg
A Short Sunderland flying over the RAF Aboukir after taking off from Aboukir Bay
RAF Aboukir is located in Egypt
RAF Aboukir
RAF Aboukir
Shown within Egypt
Coordinates31°11′22″N 030°02′24″E / 31.18944°N 30.04000°E / 31.18944; 30.04000Coordinates: 31°11′22″N 030°02′24″E / 31.18944°N 30.04000°E / 31.18944; 30.04000
TypeRoyal Air Force base
CodeLG-34
Site information
OwnerAir Ministry
OperatorRoyal Air Force
Site history
Built1916 (1916)
In use1916-1947 (1947)
Garrison information
Past
commanders
Group Captain Tulloch
Airfield information
Elevation−5 metres (−16 ft) AMSL
Runways
Direction Length and surface
00/00  Concrete

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. Between 1916 and 1947 a number of units and squadrons were based there, including the central depot for RAF Middle East until 12 November 1939.

History[]

The base was used by the following squadrons:

The base was also used by a number of different units during its lifetime:

Current use[]

The site is un-recognizable and is used for farming.

See also[]

References[]

Citations[]

  1. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 34.
  2. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 43.
  3. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 45.
  4. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 49.
  5. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 52.
  6. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 56.
  7. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 58.
  8. ^ a b Jefford 1988, p. 61.
  9. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 69.
  10. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 75.
  11. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 78.
  12. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 84.
  13. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 92.
  14. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 98.
  15. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 102.
  16. ^ a b c "Stations - A". Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation. Retrieved 12 May 2013.

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