No. 182 Squadron RAF

Summary

No. 182 Squadron RAF
Active25 August 1942 – 30 September 1945
CountryUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
BranchEnsign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Motto(s)Fearless I direct my flight[1]
Insignia
Squadron BadgeA gauntlet holding a sword
Squadron codeXM (August 1942 - September 1945)

No. 182 Squadron RAF was a Royal Air Force Squadron formed as a fighter-bomber unit in World War II.

History

Formation in World War II

The squadron formed on 25 August 1942 at RAF Martlesham Heath and was supplied with Hurricanes and Typhoons. It then operated the Typhoons from several locations in the United Kingdom including RAF Snailwell, RAF Lasham, RAF Odiham and RAF Hurn. It attacked V-1 flying bomb launch sites and supported the Normandy landings in June 1944. It then relocated to France where it followed the allied advance across Europe seeking targets of opportunity. It disbanded in Lübeck, Germany on 30 September 1945.

Aircraft operated

Aircraft operated by no. 182 Squadron RAF
From To Aircraft Variant
Sep 1942 Oct 1942 Hawker Hurricane I
Sep 1942 Jan 1943 Hawker Typhoon IA
Sep 1942 Sep 1945 Hawker Typhoon IB

[2]

References

  1. ^ Pine, LG (1983). A Dictionary of mottoes. London: Routledge & K. Paul. p. 74. ISBN 0-7100-9339-X.
  2. ^ C.G.Jefford (1988). RAF Squadrons. UK Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-053-6.

External links

  • Squadron history on the official RAF website