No. 343 Squadron RAF


No. 343 Squadron RAF
Active29 November 1943 – 27 November 1945
Country United Kingdom
Allegiance Free French Forces
Branch Royal Air Force
Squadron Badge heraldryNone
Squadron codeNone

No. 343 Squadron was a Free French anti-submarine patrol squadron given a Royal Air Force squadron number during World War II.


The squadron was formed at Dakar, Senegal, on 29 November 1943 from Flotille 7E and equipped with British Sunderland flying boats. It was under RAF control until 27 November 1945 when it disbanded upon reversion to French control.

Aircraft operated

Aircraft operated by No. 343 Squadron RAF[1]
From To Aircraft Variant
Nov 1943 Nov 1945 Short Sunderland III


  1. ^ C.G.Jefford (1988). RAF Squadrons. UK Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-053-6.

External links

  • History of No.'s 310–347 Squadrons at RAF Web
  • 343 & 344 Squadron histories on the official RAF website