No. 650 Squadron RAF

Summary

No. 650 Squadron RAF
Active1 December 1943 – 26 June 1945
CountryUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
BranchEnsign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Roleanti aircraft co-operation
Insignia
Squadron CodesT7 (Dec 1943 – Jun 1945)[1][2]

No. 650 Squadron RAF was an anti aircraft co-operation squadron of the Royal Air Force during the Second World War.

History

No. 650 squadron was formed on 1 December 1943 at RAF Cark, Cumbria, from 'D' Flight of 289 Squadron and 1614 (Anti-Aircraft Co-operation) Flight RAF.[3][4][5] It was equipped with Miles Martinets for target towing, and later also used Hawker Hurricanes in that role. In November 1944 it moved to RAF Bodorgan, Anglesey, Wales and was disbanded there on 26 June 1945.[3][4]

Aircraft operated

Aircraft operated by No. 650 Squadron RAF, data from[3][4]
From To Aircraft Version
December 1943 June 1945 Miles Martinet Mk.I
April 1944 June 1945 Hawker Hurricane Mk.IV

Squadron bases

Bases and airfields used by No. 650 Squadron RAF, data from[3][4]
From To Base Remarks
1 December 1943 18 November 1944 RAF Cark, Lancashire
18 November 1944 26 June 1945 RAF Bodorgan, Anglesey, Wales Dets. at RAF Cark, Lancashire; RAF Woodvale, Lancashire;
RAF Valley, Anglesey and RAF Hutton Cranswick, East Riding of Yorkshire

See also

References

Notes

  1. ^ Bowyer & Rawlings 1979, pp. 99–100.
  2. ^ Flintham & Thomas 2003, p. 107.
  3. ^ a b c d Halley 1988, p. 444.
  4. ^ a b c d Jefford 2001, p. 102.
  5. ^ Sturtivant & Hamlin 2007, p. 128.

Bibliography

  • Bowyer, Michael J.F.; Rawlings, John D.R. (1979). Squadron Codes, 1937–56. Cambridge, UK: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 0-85059-364-6.
  • 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.
  • Sturtivant, Ray, ISO; Hamlin, John (2007). RAF Flying Training And Support Units since 1912. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. ISBN 0-85130-365-X.

External links

  • History of No.'s 621–650 Squadrons at RAF Web