Friday, June 30, 2006

Air units in East Africa

All of the air units available to support General Cunningham were with the South African Air Force. The squadrons available were:

No.3 Squadron SAAF Hurricanes and Gladiators
No.11 Squadron SAAF Fairey Battles
No.12 Squadron SAAF Ju-86s
No.40 Army Cooperation Squadron SAAF Hartbeests
No.41 Army Cooperation Squadron SAAF Hartbeests

This force was "commanded by Air Commodore W, Sowrey, R.A.F., with Brigadier H. Daniels, S.A.A.F., as his Senior Air Staff Officier". An army cooperation control group was reconstituted on 20 May for this compaign. This is based on Vol.II of the Official History.

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