No. 94 Squadron RAAF

Summary

No. 94 Squadron RAAF
Active1945–1946
CountryAustralia
BranchRoyal Australian Air Force
TypeHeavy fighter
Aircraft flown
FighterMosquito

No. 94 Squadron was a Royal Australian Air Force fighter squadron of World War II. The unit did not complete its training before the end of the war and was disbanded eight months after formation.

Squadron history

No. 94 Squadron was formed at Castlereagh, New South Wales, on 30 May 1945. It was planned to equip the squadron with de Havilland Mosquito aircraft and assign it to No. 86 Wing. Its personnel were housed at RAAF Base Richmond until 29 June when they moved to Castlereagh.[1]

The squadron commenced training at Castlereagh in July. During this month 73.35 hours of flight training were conducted in Mosquito aircraft and No. 9 Airfield Construction Squadron built hard standings to protect the aircraft from waterlogged ground. Representatives from Rolls Royce and de Havilland's propeller division also lectured No. 94 Squadron's ground and air crew.[1] Delivery of the squadron's Mosquitos was slow, however, and this greatly hampered its training program.[2]

No. 94 Squadron was informed on 18 September 1945 that it would cease to function from 20 September. The remnants of the squadron departed Castlereagh for Richmond on 7 January 1946 and it was disbanded there on 24 January.[1]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c RAAF Historical Section (1995), p. 99
  2. ^ Eather (1995), p. 100

References

  • Eather, Steve (1995). Flying Squadrons of the Australian Defence Force. Weston Creek: Aerospace Publications. ISBN 1-875671-15-3.
  • RAAF Historical Section (1995). Units of the Royal Australian Air Force. A Concise History. Volume 2 Fighter Units. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service. ISBN 0-644-42794-9.
  • "No 94 Squadron". RAAF Museum website. RAAF Museum. Retrieved 14 September 2009.