No. 528 Squadron RAF

Summary

No. 528 Squadron RAF
Active28 Jun 1943 – 1 Sep 1944
CountryUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
BranchEnsign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
RoleRadar calibration
Insignia
Squadron CodesOS (Jun 1943 – Sep 1944)[1]

No. 528 Squadron RAF was a radar calibration unit of the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, active from June 1943 until September 1944.

History

No. 528 Squadron was formed on 28 June 1943 at RAF Filton for radar calibration duties[2] in the West Country,[3] using Bristol Blenheims and de Havilland Hornet Moths. On 15 May 1944 the squadron moved north to RAF Digby, Lincolnshire for similar tasks, until it was disbanded on 1 September 1944 by being absorbed into No. 527 Squadron RAF.[4]

Aircraft operated

Aircraft operated by No. 528 Squadron, data from[2][3][4]
From To Aircraft Version
June 1943 September 1944 Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV
June 1943 September 1944 de Havilland Hornet Moth

Squadron bases

Bases and airfields used by No. 528 Squadron RAF, data from[2][3][4]
From To Base
28 June 1943 15 May 1944 RAF Filton, Gloucestershire
15 May 1944 1 September 1944 RAF Digby, Lincolnshire

References

Notes

  1. ^ Flintham & Thomas 2003, p. 96.
  2. ^ a b c Halley 1988, p. 401.
  3. ^ a b c Rawlings 1982, p. 261.
  4. ^ a b c Jefford 2001, p. 97.

Bibliography

  • Flintham, Vic; Thomas, Andrew (2003). Combat Codes: A Full Explanation and Listing of British, Commonwealth and Allied Air Force Unit Codes since 1938. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-84037-281-8.
  • Halley, James J. (1988). The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force & Commonwealth, 1918–1988. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. ISBN 0-85130-164-9.
  • Jefford, C.G. (2001). RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912 (2nd ed.). Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-85310-053-6.
  • Rawlings, John D.R. (1982). Coastal, Support and Special Squadrons of the RAF and their Aircraft. London: Jane's Publishing Company Ltd. ISBN 0-7106-0187-5.

External links

  • 528 Squadron history at MOD site
  • Squadron histories for nos. 521–540 sqn at RafWeb's Air of Authority – A History of RAF Organisation