No. 153 Squadron RAF

Summary

No. 153 Squadron RAF
Active4 November 1918 - 13 June 1919
24 October 1941 - 5 September 1944
7 October 1944 - 28 September 1945
28 February 1955 – 2 July 1958
Country United Kingdom
Branch Royal Air Force
RoleFighter
Ground Attack
Bomber
Night Fighter
SizeSquadron
Motto(s)Noctividus Latin: Seeing by night[1]
Insignia
1950s squadron roundelRAF 153 Sqn.svg

No. 153 Squadron was a Royal Air Force squadron that saw service in both the First and Second World Wars.

History

On 1 July 1958, the unit was renumbered as No. 25 Squadron RAF.

Aircraft operated

Dates Aircraft Variant Notes References
1918–1919 Sopwith Camel Single-engined biplane fighter [2]
1941–1942 Boulton Paul Defiant I Single-engined fighter [2]
1942–1943 Bristol Beaufighter IF Twin-engined ground attack [2]
1942–1944 Bristol Beaufighter VIF [2]
1944 Hawker Hurricane IIC Single-engined fighter [2]
1944 Supermarine Spitfire VIII
IX
Single-engined fighter [2]
1944–1945 Avro Lancaster I and III Four-engined heavy bomber [2]
1955–1957 Gloster Meteor NF12 and NF14 Twin-engined jet night fighter [2]

Bases used

Notable personnel

References

Citations

  1. ^ Pine, L G (1983). A dictionary of mottoes. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. p. 152. ISBN 0-7100-9339-X.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Jefford 2001, p. 63.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "No. 153 Squadron (RAF): Second World War". Rickard, J. 28 December 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2021.

Bibliography

  • Jefford, C.G. RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive Record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 2001. ISBN 1-84037-141-2.

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