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Code Squadron Group Based Primary Aircraft Notes
  1 GRU11 201 Group11 Ismailiya, Egypt Wellington11  
3C3 1 LFS3     Lancaster3  
  1 PRU5 No 165 Great Britain5 Mosquito PR I, Mosquito PR II, Mosquito PR IV5  
  1 PRU RAAF5   Australia5 Mosquito FB 405 RAAF5
NA7 1 Squadron7   Labaun Island, Australia7; Borneo7 Mosqutio FB VI7 RAAF7
  1 Squadron11 243 Wing11, 212 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11 Tunisia11 Hurricane11, Spitfire11 SAAF11
  2 PRU11 Western Desert Air Force11, 285 Wing11   Hurricane11, Spitfire11  
  2 Squadron11 233 Wing11, Western Desert Air Force11
7 Wing11, 211 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11
Tunisia11 Kittyhawk11 SAAF11
A53 3 LFS3     Lancaster3  
  3rd Recon12   Guadalcanal12 Hudson12  
  3 Squadron11 239 Wing11, 211 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11   Kittyhawk11 SAAF11
  4 OTU9     Sunderland II9, Sunderland III9  
  4 PRU5 No 845   Mosquito PR XVI5  
  4 PRU11 323 Wing11, 242 Group11, Eastern Air Command11      
  4 Squadron11 233 Wing11, 211 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11
7 Wing11, 211 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11
Tunisia11 Kittyhawk11 SAAF11
CE3 5 LFS3     Lancaster3  
  5 Squadron11 233 Wing11, 211 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11
7 Wing11, 211 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11
Tunisia11 Kittyhawk11, Tomahawk11 SAAF11
  6 Squadron11 244 Wing11, 211 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11 Tunisia11 Hurricane11 SAAF11
  6 Bomb Squadron13 71st Wing13 Bismarck Sea13 Hudson13 RAAF13
MG3, XU3 7 Squadron2,3,10 No 82,3 Oakington2,3 Whitley10, Lancaster2,3, Sterling2,10  
  7 Bomb Squadron13 71st Wing13 Bismarck Sea13 Beaufort13 RAAF13
  8 Squadron8   Khormakser, Aden8 Blenheim V8  
KA, WS3 9 Squadron2,3,10 No 52,3 Waddington2, Bardney2,3, Lossiemouth2 Lancaster2,3,10, Wellington2,10 November 12, 1944, attack on Tirpitz.10
  9th Bomb Recon, NZAF12   Guadalcanal12 Ventura12  
PB9, RB9 10 Squadron9   Dishforth10, Pembroke Dock9; Mount Batten9 Whitley10, Sunderland I9, Sunderland III9 RAAF9
Formed September 11, 1939 at Pembroke Dock9
6 U-boats and 1 Italian sub destroyed9
  10 Squadron11 RAF Coastal Command11 Gibraltar11 Sunderland11 RAAF11
  11 Squadron8   Feni8    
GZ3, PH3 12 Squadron2,3 No 12,3 Wickenby2,3; Binbrook, Lincolnshire Lancaster2,3, Wellington2  
  12 Squadron11 3 Wing11, Western Desert Air Force11   Boston11 SAAF11
OO8 13 Squadron8   Odiham8; Blida, Algeria8 Blenheim IV8, Blenheim V8  
  13 Squadron8,11 235 Wing11, 201 Group11
325 Wing11, 242 Group11, Eastern Air Command11
326 Wing11, Northwest African Tactical Bomber Force11
Aden8, Tunisia11 Blenheim V8, Blenheim11, Bisley11 Royal Hellenic8,11
SL8 13 OTU8   Bicester8 Blenheim IV8  
  14 Squadron8,11 201 Group11
328 Wing11, Northwest African Coastal Air Force11
North Africa8 Blenheim IV8, Boston11, Marauder11  
  15 Hellenic Squadron11 235 Wing11, 201 Group11, 9th Air Force11   Blenheim11  
DJ3, LS3,8 15 Squadron2,3,8 No 32,3 Mildenhall2,3 Stirling2, Lancaster2,3  
  15 Squadron8,11 201 Group11, 9th Air Force11 Cyrenaica, Libya8 Blenheim IVF8, Blenheim11, Bisley11 SAAF8,11
WV8 18 Squadron8,11 325 Wing11, 242 Group11, Eastern Air Command11
326 Wing11, Northwest African Tactical Bomber Force11
Canrobert, Tunisia8; Tunisia11 ; Great Massingham8 Blenheim IV8, Blenheim V8, Bisley11  
YH7,8 21 Squadron7,8 No 27, 2nd TAF7   Mosquito7  
  21 Squadron11 Western Desert Air Force11, 3 Wing11   Baltimore11 SAAF11
  22 Bomb Squadron13 71st Wing13 Bismarck Sea13 Boston13 RAAF13
YP6 23 Squadron4,6,8,11 No 1004, Fighter Command8 Bradwell Bay6; Luqa, Malta6,11 Blenheim IIF6, Havoc I6, Mosquito4,11, Mosquito II6, Blenheim IF8 Night Fighters6
NQ 24 Squadron   Hendon, Middlesex Wellington  
  24 Squadron11 Western Desert Air Force11, 3 Wing11   Boston11 SAAF11
ZK8 25 Squadron4,8 Fighter Command8 North Weald8 Mosquito4, Blenheim IF8  
  27 Squadron8   Risalpur8 Blenheim I8  
RO8 29 Squadron4,8 No 854 Digby8 Mosquito4, Blenheim IF8  
  30 Squadron8   Dhibban, Egypt8 Blenheim I8  
  30 Bomb Squadron13 71st Wing13 Bismarck Sea13 Beaufighter13 RAAF13
BT 30 Operational Training Unit   Hixon, Straffordshire Wellington  
  32 Squadron11 323 Wing11, Northwest African Coastal Air Force11   Hurricane11  
  33 Squadron9   Townsville, Queensland9   RAAF9
  34 Squadron8   Far East8    
TL3 35 Squadron2,3,10 No 82,3 Graveley3 Halifax2,10, Lancaster2,3 "Madras Presidency"2
  35 Squadron11 243 Wing11, 212 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11   Hurricane11  
  36 Squadron   Boscombe Down, Wiltshire Wellington  
  37 Squadron11 205 Group11, 231 Wing11   Wellington11  
  38 Squadron11 201 Group11, 248 Wing11 Shallufa, Egypt Wellington11  
XZ8 39 Squadron8,11 201 Group11, 248 Wing11 India8; Aden8; Singapore8; Malta11 Blenheim I8, Beaufort11  
BL8 40 Squadron8,11 205 Group11, 238 Wing11 Wyton8 Blenheim IV8, Wellington11  
  40 Squadron11 285 Wing11, 211 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11 Tunisia11 Hurricane11 SAAF11
  40 Squadron9   Port Moresby9   RAAF9
Formed March 31, 1944 at Townsville9
  41 Squadron9   Townsville, Queensland9 Sunderland III9 RAAF9
  41 Squadron9   Townsville, Queensland9   RAAF sea transport9
  42 Squadron8   Kumbhirgram, India8 Blenheim V8  
  43 Squadron11 323 Wing11, 242 Group11, Eastern Air Force11
323 Wing11, Northwest Arican Coastal Air Force11
Tunisia11 Hurricane11, Spitfire11  
KM3 44 Squadron2,3,10 No 52,3 Waddington2, Spilsby3 Hampden2, Lancaster2,3,10 "Rhodesia"2
OB7,8 45 Squadron7,8   Kumbhirgram, India7; Jaori7; Matruh, Egypt8; Muqueibila, Palestine8 Mosquito FB VI7, Blenheim I8, Blenheim IV8  
  46 Squadron6,11 252 Wing11 Mediterranean6 Beaufighter6, Beaufighter IF6, Beaufighter11 Night Fighters6
KU7 47 Squadron7,11 201 Group11, 235 Wing11 India7 Mosquito7, Beaufort11, Wellesley11  
EA3 49 Squadron2,3 No 52,3 Scampton2, Fiskerton2, Fulbeck2, Syerston2,3 Manchester2, Lancaster2,3  
VN3 50 Squadron2,3 No 52,3 Skellingthorpe2,3, Swinderby2 Manchester2, Lancaster2,3  
  51 Squadron10     Whitley10  
  51 Operational Training Unit   Cranfield, Surrey Wellington  
TE8, PZ8 53 Squadron8   Odiham8 Blenheim IV8  
YK8 54 OTU8 Fighter Command8 Church Fenton8 Blenheim IF8  
  55 Squadron8,11 Western Desert Air Force11, 232 Wing11 Fuka, Egypt8 Blenheim IV8, Baltimore11  
DX3, QT3 57 Squadron2,3,8 No 52,3 Scampton2,3, East Kirkby2,3, Upper Heyford8 Wellington2, Lancaster2,3, Blenheim I8  
  58 Squadron10     Whitley10  
TR8 59 Squadron8 Coastal Command8      
MU8 60 Squadron5,8,11 285 Wing11, 211 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11 Italy5; Asansol8; Feni8; Tunisia11 Mosquito PR IX5, Mosquito FB VI5, Mosquito PR XVI5, Blenheim IV8, Maryland11, Baltimore11 SAAF5,11
QR3 61 Squadron2,3 No 52,3 Syerston2, St. Eval2, Skellingthorpe2,3, Coningsby2 Manchester2, Lancaster2,3  
PT8, FX8 62 Squadron8   Alor Star, Malaya8 Blenheim I8  
WM8 68 Squadron4,6,8 Fighter Command8 East Anglia6; High Ercall8 Mosquito4, Mosquito XVII6, Blenheim IVF8 Night Fighters6
  69 Squadron11   Malta11 Wellington11, Baltimore11, Spitfire11  
  70 Squadron6,11 205 Group11, 231 Wing11 Middle East6 Wellington6,11  
  72 Squadron11 324 Wing11, 242 Group11, Eastern Air Command11 Tunisia11 Spitfire11  
  73 Squadron11 244 Wing11, 211 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11
285 Wing11, 211 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11
Tunisia11 Hurricane11  
AA3, JN3 75 Squadron2,3 No 32,3 Mepal2,3 Stirling2, Lancaster2,3, Wellington "New Zealand"2, NZAF3
  75 Fighter Squadron13 71st Wing13 Bismarck Sea13 P-4013 RAAF13
  77 Squadron10     Whitley10  
  77 Fighter Squadron13 71st Wing13 Bismarck Sea13 P-4013 RAAF13
  78 Squadron10     Whitley10, Halifax10  
  80 Squadron11 7 Wing11, 212 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11   Hurricane11  
  81 Squadron11 322 Wing11, 242 Group11, Eastern Air Command11, Western Desert Air Force11 Tunisia11 Spitfire11  
VX7,8 82 Squadron7,8   India7; Watton8 Bodney8 Mosquito7, Blenheim IV8  
OL3 83 Squadron2,3 No 82, No 53 Scampton2, Graveley2, Coningsby2,3 Manchester2, Lancaster2,3  
  83 Operational Training Unit   Peplow, Shropshire Wellington  
PY7, VA8 84 Squadron7,8   India7; Menidi, Greece8; Tatoi, Greece8 Mosquito7, Blenheim I8  
  85 Squadron4 No 1004   Mosquito4  
  86 Squadron5   Australia5 Mosquito FB 405, Mosquito PR XVI5 RAAF5
  87 Squadron11 323 Wing11, Northwest African Coastal Air Force11   Hurricane11  
  87 Squadron5   Australia5 Mosquito FB 405, Mosquito PR XVI5 RAAF5
RH8 88 Squadron8   Attlebridge8 Blenheim IV8, Boston8  
  89 Squadron6,11 250 Wing11 Castel Benito, Libya6; North Africa6 Beaufighter IF6, Beaufighter VIF6, Beaufighter11 Night Fighters6
  89 Squadron11 242 Group11, Eastern Air Command11   Beaufighter11  
TW8, WP3, XY3 90 Squadron2,3,8 No 32,3 Tuddenham2,3, Bicester8 B-172, Stirling2, Lancaster2,3, Blenheim I8  
  92 Squadron11 244 Wing11, 211 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11 Tunisia11 Spitfire11  
  93 Squadron11 324 Wing11, 242 Group11, Eastern Air Command11, Western Desert Air Force11 Tunisia11 Spitfire11  
  94 Squadron11 201 Group11, 250 Wing11   Hurricane11, Spitfire11  
DE9, SE9 95 Squadron9   Freetown, Sierra Leone9; Pembroke Dock9; Jui9; Bathurst9 Sunderland I9 Formed January 15, 1941 at Oban9
  96 Squadron4     Mosquito4  
OF3, ZT3 97 Squadron2,3,10 No 52,3 Coningsby2,3, Woodhall Spa2, Bourn2 Whitley10, Manchester2, Lancaster2,3,10 "Straits Settlements"2
HW3 100 Squadron2,3 No 12,3 Grimsby2, Elsham Wolds2,3 Lancaster2,3  
  100 Bomb Squadron13 71st Wing13 Bismarck Sea13 Beaufort13 RAAF13
MW3, SR3,8 101 Squadron2,3,8 No 12,3 Holme-on-Spalding Moor2, Ludford Magna2,3, West Raynham8 Wellington2, Lancaster2,3, Blenheim IV8  
  102 Squadron10     Whitley10  
PM3 103 Squadron2,3 No 12,3 Elsham Wolds2,3 Halifax2, Lancaster2,3  
  104 Squadron11 205 Group11, 238 Wing11 North Africa Wellington11  
  104 Transport Operational Training Unit   Northern Ireland Wellington  
GB7,8 105 Squadron7,8 No 27, No 87 Horsham St Faith7; Swanton Morley8; Lossiemouth8 Mosquito B Mk IV7, Blenheim7, Blenheim IV8  
ZN3 106 Squadron2,3 No 52,3 Coningsby2, Syerston2, Metheringham2,3 Manchester2, Lancaster2,3  
OM7,8 107 Squadron7,8 No 27, 2nd TAF7 Leuchars8 Mosquito7, Blenheim IV8  
  108 Squadron4,11 205 Group11, 236 Wing11 Mediterranean4 Mosquito4, Wellington11  
GB7, HS7 109 Squadron7 No 27, No 87 Wyton7 Mosquito B Mk IV7, Mosquito B Mk IX7  
VE7,8 110 Squadron7,8   India7 Mosquito7  
  111 Squadron11 324 Wing11, 242 Group11, Eastern Air Command11, Western Desert Air Force11 Tunisia11 Spitfire11  
  112 Squadron11 239 Wing11, 211 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11   Kittyhawk11 RAAF11
AD8 113 Squadron8   Niamata, Greece8; Magwe8; Feni8 Blenheim IV8  
FD8, RT8 114 Squadron8   Algeria8; Wyton8; West Raynham8 Blenheim I8, Blenheim IV8  
  114 Squadron11 325 Wing11, 242 Group11, Eastern Air Command11
326 Wing11, Northwest African Tactical Bomber Force11
Tunisia11 Bisley11  
KO2,3, A43, IL3 115 Squadron2,3 No 32,3 East Wretham2,3, Little Snoring2, Witchford2,3; Marham, Norfolk Wellington2, Lancaster2,3  
  117 Squadron11 216 Group11   Hudson11  
NH9 119 Squadron9   Lough Erne9; Pembroke Dock9 Short S-Class9, Short G-Class9 Formed March 13, 1941 at Bowmore9
  125 Squadron4     Mosquito4  
  126 Squadron1,11   Malta1,11 Spitfire11  
  127 Squadron11 7 Wing11, 212 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11   Hurricane11  
M57 128 Squadron7 No 87   Mosquito7  
  132 OTU8   East Fortune8 Blenheim V8  
AC2,3, NF3 138 Squadron2,3 No 32,3 Tuddenham2,3 Lancaster2,3  
SY7 138 Squadron7 2nd TAF7 Lasham7 Mosquito B Mk IV7  
XD7,8 139 Squadron7,8 No 27, No 87 Marham7, Horsham St Faith7; Plivot, France8; Bétheniville8 Mosquito B Mk IV7, Blenheim IV8  
YH7 140 Squadron5,7 No 27, 2nd TAF7   Mosquito PR IX5, Mosquito PR XVI5, Mosquito FB VI7  
  141 Squadron4     Mosquito4  
4H7 142 Squadron7 No 87   Mosquito7  
  142 Squadron11 242 Group11, Eastern Air Command11
Northwest African Strategic Air Command11
Tunisia11 Wellington11  
HD8, NE7 143 Squadron7,8 Banff Strike Wing7, Fighter Command8   Mosquito FB VI7, Blenheim IVF8  
  145 Squadron11 244 Wing11, 211 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11 Tunisia11 Spitfire11  
  148 Squadron11 205 Group11, 236 Wing11   Wellington11  
OJ2,3, TK3 149 Squadron2,3 No 32,3 Methwold2,3 Stirling2,10, Lancaster2,3, Wellington "East India"2
  150 Squadron11 242 Wing11, Eastern Air Command11
Northwest African Strategic Air Command11
Tunisia11 Wellington11  
IQ2,3 150 Squadron2 No 12 Hemswell2 Lancaster2  
  151 Squadron4     Mosquito4  
  152 Squadron11 324 Wing11, 242 Group11, Eastern Air Command11, Western Desert Air Force11 Tunisia11 Spitfire11  
  153 Squadron11 242 Wing11, Eastern Air Command11
325 Wing11, Northwest African Coastal Air Force11
  Beaufighter11  
P42,3 153 Squadron2,3 No 12,3 Kirmington2, Scampton2,3 Lancaster2,3  
  154 Squadron11 322 Wing11, 242 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11 Tunisia11 Spitfire11  
GT2,3 156 Squadron2,3 No 82,3 Warboys2, Upwood2,3 Wellington2, Lancaster2,3  
  157 Squadron4,6 No 1004 Debden6 Mosquito4, Mosquito II6 Night Fighters6
  160 Squadron11 205 Group11, 242 Wing11   Liberator11  
CR7 162 Squadron7,11 No 87 Bourn7 Mosquito B Mk XXV7, Wellington11  
  163 Squadron7 No 87   Mosquito7  
GB2, AS3 166 Squadron2,3,10 No 12,3 Kirmington2,3 Whitley10, Wellington2, Lancaster2,3  
  169 Squadron4 No 1004   Mosquito4  
TC2,3 170 Squadron2,3 No 12,3 Kelstem2, Dunholme Lodge2, Hemswell3 Lancaster2,3  
  172 Squadron     Wellington  
  173 Squadron11 216 Group11   Boston III/Lodestar11  
  178 Squadron11 9th Bomber Command11, 9th Air Force11   Liberator11  
  185 Squadron1,11   Malta1,11 Spitfire11  
AP2,3, XY2,3 186 Squadron2,3 No 32,3 Tuddenham2, Stradishall2,3 Lancaster2,3  
CA2,3 189 Squadron2,3 No 52,3 Bardney2, Fulbeck2,3 Lancaster2,3  
A42,3, JE2,3 195 Squadron2,3 No 32,3 Witchford2, Wratting Common2,3 Lancaster2,3  

200s

Code Squadron Group Based Primary Aircraft Notes
NS9, ZM9 201 Squadron9   Castle Archdale9; Invergordon9; Lough Erne9; Pembroke Dock9 Sunderland II9 Formed April 13, 1940 at Invergordon9
7 U-boats sunk9
TQ9, AX9 202 Squadron9,11 RAF Coastal Command11 Gibraltar9,11 Catalina11 Formed April 1939 at Kalafrana, Malta9
2 U-boats and 1 Italian Sub destroyed9
  203 Squadron8,11 201 Group11 Ben Gardane, Tunisia8 Blenheim V8, Blenheim11, Bisley11, Baltimore11, Wellington11 French8
RF9, KG9 204 Squadron9   Invergordon9; Saro London9; Sullom Voe9; Reykjavik9; Bathurst9; Jui9 Sunderland I9 Formed June 8, 1939 at Mount Batten9
FV9, KM9 205 Squadron9   Koggala, Ceylon9 Sunderland V9 Formed June 1945 at Koggala, Ceylon9
EM2,3 207 Squadron2,3 No 52,3 Bottesford2, Langar2, Spilsby2,3 Manchester2, Lancaster2,3  
  208 Squadron11 Western Desert Air Force11, 285 Wing11   Hurricane11  
WQ9 209 Squadron9   Far East9 ; Koggala, Ceylon9 Sunderland V9 Formed February 1945 at Kipevo, Kenya9
DA9, VG9 210 Squadron9   Singapore9; Tayport9; Invergordon9; Oban9; Penbroke Dock9 Sunderland I9 Formed June 25, 1938 at Pembroke Dock9
1 Italian sub destroyed9
  210 Squadron11 RAF Coastal Command11 Gibraltar11 Catalina11  
UQ8 211 Squadron7,8   India7; Menidi, Greece8; Tatoi, Greece8 Mosquito7, Blenheim I8  
  213 Squadron11 243 Wing11, 212 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11   Hurricane11  
BU 214 Squadron   Stradishall, Suffolk Wellington  
  216 Squadron11 216 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11   Bombay11, Hudson11, Lodestar11  
HA2,3, XH3 218 Squadron2,3 No 32,3 Methwold2; Chedburgh2,3; Marham, Norfolk Stirling2,10, Lancaster2,3, Wellington "Gold Coast"2
FK8 219 Squadron4,8 No 854, Fighter Command8 Catterick8 Mosquito4, Blenheim IF8  
DF 221 Squadron11 201 Group11, 248 Wing11 Malta11; Limavady, County Londonberry Wellington11  
  225 Squadron11 322 Wing11, 242 Group11, Western Desert Group11 Tunisia11 Hurricane11, Spitfire11  
  227 Squadron6,11 201 Group11, 9th Air Force11 Luqa, Malta6; Libya6 Beaufighter VIC6, Beaufighter11 Night Fighters6
9J2,3 227 Squadron2,3 No 52,3 Bardney2, Strubby2, Balderton2,3, Strubby2 Lancaster2,3  
TO9, BH9, NM9, DQ9 228 Squadron9   Kalafrana, Malta9; Aboukir9; Pembroke Dock9; Lough Erne9; Alexandria9; Bathurst9; West Africa9; Oban9 Sunderland I9, Sunderland II9, Sunderland III9 Formed November 1938 at Pembroke Dock9
7 U-boats and 1 Italian sub destroyed9
  229 Squadron1,11   Malta1,11 Hurricane11, Spitfire11  
NM9, FV9, 4X9 230 Squadron9,11 201 Group11 Seletar, Singapore9; Scaramanga9; Koggala, Ceylon9; Penang9; Alexandria9; Malta9; Suda Bay, Crete9; Abouki9; Dar-es-Salaam9; Akyab9; Redhills Lake9 Sunderland I9, Sunderland III9, Sunderland11 Formed June 1938 at Seletar9
1 U-boat and 3 Italian subs destroyed9
  232 Squadron11 232 Wing11, Western Desert Air Force11 Tunisia11 Baltimore11, Spitfire11  
  233 Squadron11 RAF Coastal Command11 Gibraltar11 Hudson11  
LA7,8 235 Squadron7,8,11 Banff Strike Wing7, Coastal Command8,11 Bircham Newton8, Gibraltar11 Mosquito7, Blenheim IVF8, Beaufighter11  
  237 OTU9   Calshot9    
  237 Squadron6   Malta6 Beaufighter6  
  238 Squadron11 243 Wing11, 212 Group11, Western Desert Group11   Hurricane11  
  239 Squadron4 No 1004   Mosquito4  
BN9 240 Squadron9       Formed July 1945 at Redhills Lake9
  241 Squadron11 324 Wing11, 242 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11 Tunisia11 Hurricane11  
  242 Squadron11 322 Wing11, 242 Group11, Western Desert Group11 Tunisia11 Spitfire11  
  243 Squadron11 324 Wing11, 242 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11 Tunisia11 Spitfire11  
  244 Squadron8   Mediterranean8; Middle East8 Blenheim V8  
OY9, VU9 246 Squadron9   Islay9 Sunderland II9 Formed September 1, 1942 at Bowmore9
OM7, WR7,8 248 Squadron7,8 Banff Strike Wing7 North Coates7, Hendon8 Mosquito FB VI7, Mosquito FB XVIII7, Blenheim IF8  
  249 Squadron1,11   Malta1,11 Spitfire11  
  250 Squadron11 239 Wing11, 211 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11 Tunisia11 Kittyhawk11 RAAF11
  252 Squadron11 201 Group11   Beaufighter11  
  253 Squadron11 323 Wing11, 242 Group11, Eastern Air Command11
323 Wing11, Northwest African Coastal Command11
  Hurricane11  
QY8 254 Squadron8 Coastal Command8 Aldergrove8 Blehheim IVF8  
  255 Squadron11 324 Wing11, 242 Group11, Eastern Air Command11   Beaufighter11  
  255 Squadron4,11 325 Wing11, Northwest African Coastal Air Force11 Italy4 Beaufighter11, Mosquito4  
  256 Squadron4   Mediterranean4 Mosquito4  
  259 Squadron9   Dar-es-Salaam9 Sunderland V9 Formed March 9, 19459
  260 Squadron11 233 Wing11, 211 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11 Tunisia11 Kittyhawk11  
  264 Squadron4 No 854   Mosquito4  
  267 Squadron11 216 Group11   Hudson11, Lodestar11, Dakota11  
  269 Squadron10     Walrus10  
  270 Squadron8,9,10   Fuka, Egypt8; Apapa, Nigeria9 Blenheim IV8, Sunderland III9 French8
Formed December 1943 at Apapa, Nigeria9
  272 Squadron6,11 201 Group11 Malta6,11, Sicily6 Beaufighter VI6, Beaufighter11 Night Fighters6
  274 Squadron11 7 Wing11, 212 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11   Hurricane11  
  275 Squadron10   United Kingdom10 Walrus10  
  276 Squadron10   United Kingdom10 Walrus10  
  278 Squadron10   United Kingdom10 Walrus10  
  281 Squadron10   United Kingdom10 Walrus10  
  282 Squadron10   United Kingdom10 Walrus10  
  283 Squadron10   Middle East10 Walrus10  
  284 Squadron10   Middle East10 Walrus10  
  292 Squadron10   Middle East10 Walrus10  
  294 Squadron10   Middle East10 Walrus10  

300s

Code Squadron Group Based Primary Aircraft Notes
BH2,3 300 Squadron2,3 No 12,3 Faldingworth2,3 Wellington2, Lancaster2,3 "Masovian Polish"2
SM7 305 Squadron7 No 27, 2nd TAF7   Mosquito7  
  307 Squadron4     Mosquito4  
  308 FTU9     Sunderland III9 Flying Boat Training Unit9
KX 311 Squadron   East Wretham, Norfolk Wellington Czechoslovak
WH9 330 Squadron9   Sullom Voe9; Iceland9; Oban9; Stavanger9 Sunderland III9, Sunderland IIIA9 Norwegian9
Formed February 9, 19439
2 U-boats destroyed9
KK7 333 Squadron7 Banff Strike Wing7   Mosquito7 RNZAF7
VB7 334 Squadron7 Banff Strike Wing7   Mosquito7 RNZAF7
  335 Squadron11 7 Wing11, 212 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11   Hurricane11 Hellenic11
  343 Squadron9   Dakar9; Bathurst9; Freetown9   French9
Formed July 19439

400s

Code Squadron Group Based Primary Aircraft Notes
  400 Squadron5     Mosquito PR XVI5 RCAF5
ED7 404 Squadron7     Mosquito7 RCAF7
LQ2,3 405 Squadron2,3 No 82,3 Gransden Lodge2,3 Halifax2, Lancaster2,3 "Vancouver"2, RCAF2
  406 Squadron4     Mosquito4  
  407 Squadron     Wellington  
EQ2,3 408 Squadron2,3 No 62,3 Linton-on-Ouse2,3 Halifax2, Lancaster2,3 "Goose"2, RCAF2,3
KP6 409 Squadron4,6 No 854 Coleby Grange6 Beaufighter II6, Beaufighter VI6, Mosquito4 Night Fighters6
RA6 410 Squadron4,6 No 854 Castle Camps6 Defiant6, Mosquito4, Mosquito XIII6, Mosquito NF XXX6 Night Fighters6
  417 Squadron11 252 Wing11
244 Wing11, 211 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11
Tunisia11 Hurricane11, Spitfire11 RCAF11
TH6 418 Squadron4,6   Ford6 Boston6, Mosquito4, Mosquito FB VI6 Night Fighters6
VR2,3 419 Squadron2,3 No 62,3 Middleton St George2,3 Halifax2, Lancaster2,3 "Moose", RCAF2,3
PT3 420 Squadron2,3 No 62,3 Tholthorpe2,3 Lancaster2,3 "Snowy Owl"2, RCAF2,3
DG9, YI9 422 Squadron9   Pembroke Dock9; Bowmore9; St Angelo9; Castle Archdale9 Sunderland III9 RCAF9
Formed April 2, 1942 at Lough Erne9
2 U-boats destroyed9
AB9 423 Squadron9   Castle Archdale9   RCAF9
Formed May 18, 1942 at Oban9
6 U-boats destroyed9
QB3 424 Squadron2,3 No 62,3 Skipton-on-Swale2,3 Wellington10, Lancaster2,3 Alouette10, "Tiger"2, RCAF2,3
KW3 425 Squadron2,3 No 63 Tholthorpe2,3 Lancaster2,3, Wellington "Alouette"2, RCAF2,3
OW2,3 426 Squadron2,3,6 No 63 Linton-on-Ouse2,3 Halifax2,3, Lancaster2 "Thunderbird"2, RCAF2,3
ZL2,3 427 Squadron2,3 No 62,3 Leeming2,3 Lancaster2,3 "Lion"2, RCAF2,3
NA2,3 428 Squadron2,3 No 62,3 Middleton St George2,3 Halifax2, Lancaster2,3 "Ghost"2, RCAF2,3
AL2,3 429 Squadron2,3 No 62,3 Leeming2,3 Lancaster2,3 "Bison"2, RCAF2,3
SE2,3 431 Squadron2,3 No 62,3 Croft2,3 Halifax2, Lancaster2,3 "Iroquois"2, RCAF2,3
QO2,3 432 Squadron2,3 No 63 East Moor2,3 Halifax2,3, Lancaster2 "Leaside"2, RCAF2,3
BM2,3 433 Squadron2,3 No 62,3 Skipton-on-Swale2,3 Lancaster2,3 "Porcupine"2, RCAF2,3
IP2, WL3 434 Squadron2,3 No 62,3 Croft2,3 Halifax2, Lancaster2,3 "Bluenose"2, RCAF2,3
  450 Squadron11 239 Wing11, 211 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11 Tunisia11 Kittyhawk11 RAAF11
  454 Squadron8,11 201 Group11, 9th Air Force11   Blenheim IV8, Hudson8, Baltimore8,11 RAAF11
  456 Squadron4,6 No 104, No 114 East Anglia6 Mosquito4, Mosquito XVII6 Night Fighters6
  458 Squadron11 201 Group11, 248 Wing11 Malta11 Wellington11 RAAF11
  459 Squadron11 201 Group11, 235 Wing11   Hudson11 RAAF11
AR2,3, UV3 460 Squadron2,3 No 12,3 Breighton2, Binbrook2,3 Wellington2,Halifax2, Lancaster2,3 RAAF2
UT9 461 Squadron9   Mount Batton9; Pembroke Dock9; Hamworthy Junction9 Sunderland III9 RAAF9
Formed April 25, 1942 at Mount Batten9
6 U-boats destroyed9
  462 Squadron11 205 Group11, 245 Wing11   Halifax11 RAAF11
PO2, JO2,3 463 Squadron2,3 No 52,3 Waddington2,3 Lancaster2,3 RAAF2
SB7 464 Squadron7 No 27, 2nd TAF7   Mosquito FB VI7 RAAF7
  466 Squadron10   Leconfield10 Halifax10 RAAF10
PO2,3 467 Squadron2,3 No 52,3 Scampton2, Bottesford2, Waddington2,3 Lancaster2,3 RAAF2
EG7 487 Squadron7 No 27, 2nd TAF7   Mosquito FB VI7 RNZAF7
  488 Squadron4 No 854   Mosquito4  
P67 489 Squadron7 Banff Strike Wing7   Mosquito7 RNZAF7
  490 Squadron9       RNZAF9
Formed March 28, 1943 at Jui9

500s

Code Squadron Group Based Primary Aircraft Notes
  500 Squadron11 328 Wing11, 242 Group11, Eastern Air Command11
328 Wing11, Northwest African Coastal Air Force11
  Hudson11  
SD6 501 Squadron6   Bradwell Bay6 Tempest V6 Night Fighters6
JI2,3, A22,3 514 Squadron2,3 No 32,3 Folsham2, Waterbeach2,3 Lancaster2,3  
  515 Squadron4 No 1004   Mosquito4  
  521 Squadron5   Great Britain5 Mosquito PR IV5  
  540 Squadron5   Great Britain5 Mosquito PR IV5, Mosquito PR IX5, Mosquito PR XVI5, Mosquito PR 325, Mosquito PR 345  
  540 Squadron11 RAF Coastal Command11 Gibraltar11 Mosquito PR11  
  543 Squadron5   Great Britain5 Mosquito PR IV5  
  544 Squadron5   Great Britain5 Mosquito PR IV5, Mosquito PR IX5, Mosquito PR XVI5  
  544 Squadron11 RAF Coastal Command11 Gibraltar11 Spitfire PR11  
BQ2,3 550 Squadron2,3 No 12,3 Waltham2, North Killingholme2,3 Lancaster2,3  
8K7 571 Squadron7 No 87   Mosquito7  
UL2,3 576 Squadron2,3 No 12,3 Elsham Wolds2,3, Fiskerton2 Lancaster2,3  
6O2,3 582 Squadron2,3 No 82,3 Little Staughton2,3 Lancaster2,3  

600s

Code Squadron Group Based Primary Aircraft Notes
  600 Squadron11 325 Wing11, Northwest African Coastal Air Force11   Beaufighter11  
  600 Squadron4,8 Fighter Command8 Italy4, Manston8 Mosquito4, Blenheim IF8  
YN8 601 Squadron1,8,11 244 Wing11, 211 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11 Malta1, Hendon8, Tunisia11 Blenheim IF8, Spitfire11  
  603 Squadron1   Malta1    
  604 Squadron4,8 No 854, Fighter Command8 Northholt8 Mosquito4, Blenheim IF8  
UP6 605 Squadron4,6 No 24 Bradwell Bay6 Mosquito4, Mosquito FB VI6 Night Fighters6
6T7 608 Squadron7 No 87   Mosquito7  
  608 Squadron11 328 Wing11, 242 Group11, Eastern Air Command11
328 Wing11, Northwest African Coastal Air Force11
  Hudson11  
SY7 613 Squadron7 No 27, 2nd TAF7 Lasham7 Mosquito FB VI7  
  614 Squadron8   North Africa8 Blenheim V8  
  614 Squadron11 325 Wing11, 242 Group11, Eastern Air Command11
326 Wing11, Northwest African Tactical Bomber Force11
Tunisia11 Bisley11  
AJ2,3, KC3, YJ3 617 Squadron2,3,10 No 52,3 Scampton2, Coningsby2, Woodhall Spa2,3 Lancaster2,3,10, Mosquito7 Bomber Command7
On November 12, 1944, bombed Tirpitz.10
8P7 618 Squadron5,7   Australia5 Mosquito PR XVI5, Mosquito7 Coastal Command7
PG2,3 619 Squadron2 No 52 Woodhall Spa2, Coningsby2, Dunholme Lodge2, Strubby2 Lancaster2  
GI2,3 622 Squadron2,3 No 32,3 Mildenhall2,3 Stirling2, Lancaster2,3  
  624 Squadron10   Grottaglie, Italy10 Walrus10  
CF2,3 625 Squadron2,3 No 12,3 Kelstern2,3, Scampton2 Lancaster2,3  
UM2,3 626 Squadron2,3 No 12,3 Wickenby2,3 Lancaster2,3  
  627 Squadron7 No 57, No 87 Woodhall Spa7 Mosquito B Mk IV7, Mosquito B Mk XXV7  
LE2,3 630 Squadron2,3 No 52,3 East Kirkby2,3 Lancaster2,3  
F22,3 635 Squadron2,3 No 82,3 Downham Market2,3 Lancaster2,3  
  651 Squadron11 242 Group11, Eastern Air Command11   Auster11  
  680 Squadron5,11 285 Wing11, 211 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11 Middle East5, Mediterranean5, Tunisia11 Mosquito PR IX5, Mosquito PR XVI5, Spitfire11  
  681 Squadron5   India5 Mosquito PR II5, Mosquito PR IV5  
  682 Squadron5,11   North Africa5 Mosquito PR IX5, Spitfire11  
  683 Squadron5,11   Malta5,11 Mosquito PR IV5, Spitfire11  
  684 Squadron5   Far East5 Mosquito PR II5, Mosquito PR VI5, Mosquito PR IX5, Mosquito PR XVI5, Mosquito PR 345  
P37 692 Squadron7 No 87 Graveley7 Mosquito B Mk IV7, Mosquito B Mk XVI7  

700s

Code Squadron Group Based Primary Aircraft Notes
  700 Squadron10,11 Fleet Air Arm11, 328 Wing11, 242 Group11, Eastern Air Command11   Walrus10,11  
  701 Squadron10,11 201 Group11, 235 Wing11,
Fleet Air Arm11, 9th Air Force11
  Walrus10,11  
  711 Squadron10     Walrus10  
  712 Squadron10     Walrus10  
  714 Squadron10     Walrus10  

800s

Code Squadron Group Based Primary Aircraft Notes
  800 Squadron11   HMS Biter11 Sea Hurricane11  
  801 Squadron11   HMS Furious11 Seafire11  
  802 Squadron11   HMS Avenger11 Sea Hurricane11  
  804 Squadron11   HMS Dasher11 Sea Hurricane11  
  807 Squadron11   HMS Furious11 Seafire11  
  809 Squadron11 Force H11 HMS Victorious11 Fulmar11  
  813 Squadron11 328 Wing11, 242 Group11, Eastern Air Command11
328 Wing11, Northwest African Coastal Air Force11
  Swordfish11  
  815 Squadron11 Fleet Air Arm11, 201 Group11, 9th Air Force11   Swordfish11  
  817 Squadron11 Force H11 HMS Victorious11 Albacore11  
  820 Squadron11 Force H11 HMS Formidable11 Albacore11  
  821 Squadron11 201 Group11, Western Desert Air Force11, Fleet Air Arm11 Malta11 Albacore11  
  826 Squadron11 201 Group11
328 Wing11, Northwest African Coastal Air Force11
  Albacore11  
  828 Squadron11 Fleet Air Arm11 Malta11 Albacore11  
  830 Squadron11 Fleet Air Arm11 Malta11 Swordfish11  
  832 Squadron11 Force H11 HMS Victorious11 Albacore11  
  880 Squadron11   HMS Argus11 Seafire11  
  882 Squadron11   HMS Furious11 Albacore11, Fulmar11  
  882 Squadron11 Force H11 HMS Victorious11 Martlet11  
  883 Squadron11   HMS Avenger11 Sea Hurricane11  
  884 Squadron11 Force H11 HMS Victorious11 Seafire11  
  885 Squadron11 Force H11 HMS Formidable11 Seafire11  
  888 Squadron11 Force H11 HMS Formidable11 Martlet11  
  889 Squadron11 234 Wing11   Beaufighter11  
  891 Squadron11   HMS Dasher11 Sea Hurricane11  
  893 Squadron11 Force H11 HMS Formidable11 Martlet11  

1000s

Code Squadron Group Based Primary Aircraft Notes
QF3 1323 AGLT Flight3     Lancaster3  
AE 1409 Met Flt7 No 87   Mosquito7  
  1435 Squadron1,11   Malta1,11 Spitfire11  
BS3, QQ3 1651 HCU3     Lancaster3  
A33, H43, M93 1653 HCU3     Lancaster3  
UG3 1654 HCU3     Lancaster3  
  1655 MTU7 No 87   Mosquito7  
BL3, EK3 1656 HCU3     Lancaster3  
FD3, RV3 1659 HCU3     Lancaster3  
TV3, YW3 1660 HCU3     Lancaster3  
GP3, KB3 1661 HCU3     Lancaster3  
KF3, PE3 1662 HCU3     Lancaster3  
DH3, ZU3 1664 HCU3     Lancaster3  
ND3, QY3 1666 HCU3     Lancaster3  
GG3, LR3 1667 HCU3     Lancaster3  
J93, K23 1668 HCU3     Lancaster3  
SW3 1678 HCU3     Lancaster3  
  • AGLT: Automatic Gun-Laying Training Flight
  • HCU: Heavy Conversion Unit
  • LFS: Lancaster Finishing School
  • PRU: Photo Reconnaissance Unit
  • RAAF: Royal Australian Air Force
  • RCAF: Royal Canadian Air Force
  • SAAF: South African Air Force

Wings

  • Hal Far Wing1
    • Location: Malta1
  • Luqa Wing1
    • Location: Malta1
  • Takali Wing1
    • Location: Malta1

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