No. 222 Group RAF

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No. 222 Group
Active 1941–1945
Country  United Kingdom
Branch Air Force Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Air Force
Part of RAF Coastal Command

No. 222 Group was a group of the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. Formed on 1 September 1941, based at Ceylon, however squadrons were stationed around the Indian Ocean. The group undertook long-range bombing and mine-laying operations that took them as far afield as Sumatra and Singapore. The group was disbanded on 15 October 1945 becoming Air Headquarters Ceylon (AHQ Ceylon).

In turn, AHQ Ceylon was disbanded on 1 November 1957 as RAF installations in Ceylon were handed over to the Royal Ceylon Air Force.[1] AHQ Ceylon was a sub-formation of Far East Air Force. (Flight)


The following squadrons formed part of No. 222 Group.[2]

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  1. ^ Barrass, M. B. "Overseas Commands – Iraq, India and the Far East". Air of Authority – A History of RAF Organisation. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Saunders, Hilary St. George (1954). "Appendix XII: Order of Battle, Air Command, South-East Asia, 1 July 1944". Royal Air Force 1939–1945: Volume III: The Fight is Won. HMSO. pp. 419–422. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 

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