No. 344 Squadron RAF

Summary

No. 344 Squadron RAF
Active29 November 1943 – 27 November 1945
Country United Kingdom
Allegiance Free French Forces
Branch Royal Air Force
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Squadron Badge heraldryNone
Squadron codeNone

No. 344 Squadron was a Free French land based anti-submarine squadron given a Royal Air Force squadron number during World War II.

History

The squadron was formed at Dakar, Senegal, on 29 November 1943 from Flotille 1E and equipped with British Wellington aircraft. It was under RAF control until 27 November 1945 when it disbanded upon reversion to French control.

Aircraft operated

Aircraft operated by No. 344 Squadron RAF[1]
From To Aircraft Variant
Nov 1943 Nov 1945 Vickers Wellington XI
Nov 1943 Nov 1945 Vickers Wellington XIII

References

  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