Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations
 Where is the Middle East?
Royal Air Force, 1939

In the years leading up to World War II, the Royal Air Force applied the term "Middle East" in a very different way. The Middle East Air Command covered Egypt, the Sudan, and Kenya.

Source: Roderic H. Davison, “Where Is the Middle East?” Foreign Affairs 38 (1960): 669.

"Middle East"
Egypt
Kenya
Sudan
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