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World War Two Squadrons

 

NoSquadronArrival DateFromDepature DateToAircraftNotes
134E&RFTS01/01/1939Formed03/09/1939DispandedAudax, Moth, Hind, Anson
260016/10/1939Hornchurch20/10/1939HornchurchBlenheimCity of London
37422/10/1939Hornchurch29/10/1939HornchurchSpitfire Mk1
45428/10/1939Hornchurch03/11/1939HornchurchSpitfire Mk1
57403/11/1939Hornchurch14/11/1939HornchurchSpitfire Mk1
65417/11/1939Hornchurch02/12/1939HornchurchSpitfire Mk1
77401/12/1939Hornchurch16/12/1939HornchurchSpitfire Mk1
85416/12/1939Hornchurch29/12/1939HornchurchSpitfire Mk1
97429/12/1939Hornchurch16/01/1940HornchurchSpitfire Mk1
105416/01/1940Hornchurch14/02/1940HornchurchSpitfire Mk1
117414/02/1940Hornchurch23/03/1940HornchurchSpitfire Mk1
125423/03/1940Hornchurch20/04/1940HornchurchSpitfire Mk1
137420/04/1940Hornchurch27/05/1940LeconfieldSpitfire Mk1
1461627/05/1940Hornchurch06/06/1940HornchurchSpitfire Mk1South Yorkshire
157406/06/1940Leconfield26/06/1940HornchurchSpitfire Mk1
165425/06/1940Hornchurch24/07/1940HornchurchSpitfire Mk1
1726429/10/1940Kirton-in-Lindsey27/11/1940DebdenDefiant 1
1860303/12/1940Hornchurch13/12/1940DremSpitfire Mk2aCity of Edinburgh
1961113/12/1940Digby27/01/1941HornchurchSpitfire Mk2aWest Lancashire
206427/01/1941Hornchurch31/03/1941HornchurchSpitfire Mk 2a
215431/03/1941Hornchurch20/05/1941HornchurchSpitfire Mk2a
2261120/05/1941Hornchurch14/06/1941HornchurchSpitfire Mk5bWest Lancashire
2360316/06/1941Hornchurch09/07/1941HornchurchSpitfire Mk5aCity of Edinburgh
2422219/07/1941Manston18/08/1941North WealdSpitfireNatal
25402 RCAF19/08/1941Ayr06/11/1941WarmwellHurricane 2bWinnipeg Bear
263047 RCAF06/02/194206/03/1942Servicing Echelon
27313 Czech06/02/1942Hornchurch06/03/1942HornchurchSpitfire Mk2a
281788TT Flt09/02/1942Shoreham??/05/1942Became 1488F GFLysander, Master
29411 RCAF07/03/1942Digby30/03/1942DigbySpitfire 5bGrizzly Bear
306431/03/1942Hornchurch01/05/1942HornchurchSpitfire Mk5b
313046 RCAF02/05/1942North Weald06/01/1943Martleshan HeathServicing Echelon
321422 F G flt??/05/1942ex 1488 TT Flt07/06/1942Martleshan HeathLysander, Master
33403 RCAF02/05/1942North Weald03/06/1942Martleshan HeathSpitfire Mk 5bWolf Squadron
3412103/06/1942North Weald23/09/1942DebdenSpitfireEagle Squadron
351916/08/1942Perranporth20/08/1942ParrenporthSpitfire Mk5b
36350 Belgian23/09/1942Redhill24/11/1942HornchurchSpitfire Mk5b
37453 RAAF02/10/1942Hornchurch24/11/1942Martleshan HeathSpitfire Mk5b
38453 RAAF07/12/1942Hornchurch01/03/1943WestcottSpitfire Mk5b
39453 RAAF14/03/1943Newmarket27/03/1943HornchurchSpitfire
4022227/03/1943Ayr01/04/1943Martleshan HeathSpitfire Mk5bNatal
4113712/06/1943Manston08/08/1943ManstonWhirlwindWork up to Hurricane
421488F G Flt17/08/1943Martesham Heath18/10/1943Became 17APCLysander, Master, Martinet
4361606/09/1943Coltishall19/03/1943ColtishallSpitfireServicing Echelon
4461106/09/1943Coltishall13/09/1943ColtishallSpitfire LF5bWest Lancashire
4523416/09/1943West Malling15/10/1943Hutton CranswickSpitfire Mk6Madras Presidency
46303820/09/194311/10/1943Servicing Echelon
47350 Belgian12/10/1943Hawkinge31/10/1943HawkingeSpitfire Mk5b
48No 1718/10/194307/08/1944Armament Practice Camp
4934926/10/1943Friston10/11/1943FristonSpitfire
50148GS??/11/1943Formed16/06/1949DispandedCadet
516616/11/1943Hornchurch30/11/1943HornchurchSpitfire
5231702/12/1943Northolt18/12/1943NortholtSpitfire Mk9Wilenski
53320912/12/194301/02/1944C section Servicing Commando
5422220/12/1943Hornchurch27/12/1943HornchurchSpitfire Mk9 & LFIbNatal
55413 Polish03/01/1944Odiham15/03/1944Thomey IslandTyphoon, AusterRepair & Salvage Unit
5650121/01/1944Hawkinge04/02/1944HawkingeSpitfire
57303721/01/194404/02/1944Servicing Echelon
584106/02/1944Tangmere22/02/1944TangmereSpitfire
59301606/02/194420/02/1944 Servicing Echelon (Eagle)
6031222/.0/1944Mendlesham03/03/1944MendleshamSpitfire
6133105/03/1944North Weald13/09/1944North WealdSpitfire
62313 Czech14/03/1944Mendlesham20/03/1944MendleshamSpitfire Mk9
6333221/03/1944North Weald27/03/1944North WealdSpitfire
6431028/03/1944Mendlesham03/04/1944AppledramSpitfire
65631028/03/194403/04/1944Servicing Echelon (Czech)
6622204/04/1944Hornchurch09/04/1944SelseySpitfireNatal
6730212/04/1944Deanland14/04/1944DeanlandSpitfire
68630212/04/194414/04/1944Servicing Echelon
696622/04/1944Bognor24/04/1944BognorSpitfire
70606622/04/194425/04/1944Servicing Echelon
711919/05/1944Ford20/05/1944FuntingtonMustang 3
7212220/05/1944Funtington28/05/1944FuningtonMustang
73612221/05/194428/05/1944Servicing Echelon
74612712/07/194423/07/1944Servicing Echelon
7512712/07/1944Tangmere23/07/1944TangmereSpitfire Mk9
767424/07/1944Selsey08/08/1944TangmereSpitfire Mk9 & LFIXe
77607426/07/194406/08/1944Servicing Echelon
7801/09/19441946Care & Maintenance
791946To DateCivilian use

 

 

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