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    I'd be grateful for advice as to the location of HQ 246 Wing from July 1942 to June 1943. Two names come to mind, Port Reitz or Mombasa, but I'm not sure if they are one and the same.

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    Brian

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    Hi Brian,

    I do not know if it was the real location of your unit but Wikipedia via Mr. Google suggests (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Reitz):
    that Port Reitz is a district of Mombasa, Kenya, and is located north-west of the island.
    Also there is following info:
    Port Reitz is the location of Moi International Airport, the second largest airport in Kenya. The dual-runway airport was originally named Port Reitz Airport.


    Pavel
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    Thank you Pavel. What I was trying to ascertain was if HQ 246 Wing was co-located at Port Reitz or whether it was a separate, administrative, unit in Mombasa town.

    Just before your reply appeared I was advised, off-board, that HQ 246 Wing was actually at Port Reitz; see

    http://www.rafweb.org/Stations/Stations-P.htm#Port Reitz

    Problem solved.

    Brian

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    Well done Brian:-)
    I was also thinking about Malcolm's site but I have started from wrong side - I was checking it only in the list of Wings

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