RAAF Overseas Headquarters

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London 26 Sep 1943 RAAF Overseas Headquarters Staff about to enter ST Giles Church following parade on Battle of Britain Sunday. AWM photo UK05789
England 17 Jul 1943 RAAF Overseas Headquarters - 205842 Cpl D.M. French at work in the laboratory of the Dental Van touring RAAF units in the UK. AWM photo UK0296

Brief History

This was a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) administrative unit established in London during World War II on 1 Dec 1941. Its role was to oversee the welfare of RAAF personnel posted to:

  • the so-called "Article XV squadrons";
  • other RAAF units serving in Europe and the Mediterranean and;
  • RAAF personnel attached to units of the RAF and other British Commonwealth air forces.

The headquarters replaced the Air Liaison Office, which had been run out of the High Commission of Australia in London. RAAF Overseas Headquarters was disbanded on 19 July 1959.[

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