No. 569 Squadron RAF

Summary

No. 569 Squadron RAF
Active10 January 1944 – 1 March 1944[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
BranchEnsign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
RoleTransport
Part ofRAF Transport Command

No. 569 Squadron RAF was a proposed squadron of the Royal Air Force during the Second World War.

History

The squadron was theoretically formed on 10 January 1944 as a transport unit within 46 Group. This group was created as a Transport Support Group and was to have 5 squadrons at 3 new bases, RAF Down Ampney, RAF Blakehill Farm and RAF Broadwell[2] The intended squadrons were two already existing ones, Nos. 271, 512 and three new ones to be formed: Nos. 569, 575 and 597 Squadron. In the event only No. 575 Squadron was really formed, and No. 48 Squadron RAF and No. 233 Squadron RAF took the other places, though personnel under training with 512 squadron had been intended for service with No. 569 Squadron.[2] No. 569 Squadron, like No. 597 Squadron was disbanded on 1 March 1944 before it had any aircraft or personnel.[3][4]

See also

References

Notes

  1. ^ Delve 1994, p. 152.
  2. ^ a b Jefford 2001, p. 98.
  3. ^ Halley 1988, pp. 411, 415.
  4. ^ Jefford 2001, pp. 98–99.

Bibliography

  • Delve, Ken (1994). The Source Book of the RAF. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-451-5.
  • 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.

External links

  • 569 Squadron history on MOD site
  • Squadron histories for nos. 541–598 sqn on RafWeb's Air of Authority – A History of RAF Organisation