No. 147 Squadron RAF


No. 147 Squadron RAF
Active17 October 1941 – 15 February 1943
15 September 1944 – 15 September 1946
1 February 1953 – 15 September 1958
CountryUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
BranchEnsign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Motto(s)Assidue portamus
Latin: We carry with regularity[1]
Squadron BadgeA shuttle in front of a staff
Squadron CodesRT (Apr 1939 - Sep 1939)

No. 147 Squadron RAF was a Royal Air Force Squadron that was a transport unit in World War II.


Formation and World War II

Plans for formation of the squadron in World War I never came to fruition. It was formed on 17 October 1941 and deployed to Egypt as a bomber unit but was attached to other units due to a lack of aircraft and disbanded on 15 February 1943.

On 5 September 1944 it formed as a Transport Command unit equipped with Douglas Dakotas. Avro Ansons were added and operated until the squadron disbanded on 13 September 1946. It reformed on 1 February 1953 as an overseas ferry unit moving aircraft such a Sabres and Hunters before final disbandment upon merger with No. 167 Squadron RAF on 15 September 1958.

Became the Ferry Squadron.

Aircraft operated

Aircraft operated by No. 147 Squadron RAF
From To Aircraft Variant
Oct 1941 Sep 1942 Douglas Dakota
Mar 1942 May 1942 Avro Anson XII
Mar 1942 May 1942 Avro Anson C.19


  1. ^ Pine, L G (1983). A dictionary of mottoes. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. p. 17. ISBN 0-7100-9339-X.

External links

  • History of No.'s 146–150 Squadrons at RAF Web
  • 147 Squadron history on the official RAF website