Egyptian Arabic: ابو قير
|Near Alexandria in Egypt|
A Short Sunderland flying over the RAF Aboukir after taking off from Aboukir Bay
|Type||Royal Air Force base|
|Operator||Royal Air Force|
|Group Captain Tulloch|
|Elevation||−5 metres (−16 ft) AMSL|
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.
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.