Appendix 9: Royal Air Force Middle East Subordinate Commands, 1940–1941*
|Date of Appointment|
|ROYAL AIR FORCE IN PALESTINE AND TRANS-JORDAN†|
|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 IRAQ‡|
|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. Maynard, C.B., A.F.C.||26th January 1940|
|Air Vice-Marshal H. P. Lloyd, 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 SUDAN§|
|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|
* 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 Gulf.
† Air Headquarters, Royal Air Force, Levant, 1st December 1941.
‡ Air Headquarters, Royal Air Force in Iraq, 1st May 1941.
§ Headquarters No. 203 Group, 17th August 1940.