Topic: AIF & MEF & EEF
Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, September 1918
Part 6, General Headquarters Troops
As part of the Official British War History of the Great War, Captain Cyril Falls was commissioned to produce a commentary on the Sinai, Palestine and Syrian operations that took place. In 1930, his finished work, Military Operations Egypt and Palestine from June 1917 to the end of the war, produced in two parts, was published in London. The book included Appendix 2 which specifically detailed the Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, October 1917 and is extracted below. Falls makes the comment that this Order of Battle was not as comprehensive as that produced in the earlier volume.
Falls, C, Military Operations Egypt and Palestine from June 1917 to the end of the war, Part II, London, 1930, Appendix 3 p. 673:
General Headquarters Troops.
Royal Air Force, Middle East.
[Note: In theory, there is no more reason for including this headquarters than that of the Admiral on the Egyptian Station, for like his, it was, since the formation of the Royal Air Force, an independent command. In practice, where operations were concerned, Major General Salmond acted under Sir Edmund Allenby's orders.]
Major General W. G. H. Salmond, D.S.O.
Palestine Brigade R.A.F. -
Br. General A. E. Borton, D.S.O.
5th (Corps) Wing (Nos. 14, 113, and 142nd Sqdns.).
40th (Army) Wing (Nos. 111, 144, and 145 Sqdns., No. 1 Sqdn. Australian F.C.).
No. 21 Balloon Coy.
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