Middle East Land Forces

After 1945, the Middle East Command was reformed as Middle East Land Forces. Middle East Land Forces commanded the forces in Libya (25th Armoured Brigade, which was later subsumed into 10th Armoured Division) until 1957, and the 1st Infantry Division3rd Infantry Division, two armoured regiments and other forces, in the Suez Canal Zone until the early 1950s.

In 1959 Middle East Command was divided into two commands split by the Suez Canal.

The two parts were British Forces Arabian Peninsular, which was based at Aden, and the rump of the former Command which was based in Cyprusand which in 1961 was renamed Near East Command.

Middle East Command was disbanded on 28 November 1967 and the command of British forces in the Persian Gulf was transferred to Headquarters, British Forces Gulf which was based in Bahrain.

taken from Wikipedia