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Code Squadron Group Based Primary Aircraft Notes
  1 GRU 201 Group Ismailiya, Egypt Wellington  
3C 1 LFS     Lancaster  
  1 PRU No 16 Great Britain Mosquito PR I, Mosquito PR II, Mosquito PR IV  
  1 PRU RAAF   Australia Mosquito FB 40 RAAF
NA 1 Squadron   Labaun Island, Australia; Borneo Mosqutio FB VI RAAF
  1 Squadron 243 Wing, 212 Group, Western Desert Air Force Tunisia Hurricane, Spitfire SAAF
  2 PRU Western Desert Air Force, 285 Wing   Hurricane, Spitfire  
  2 Squadron 233 Wing, Western Desert Air Force
7 Wing, 211 Group, Western Desert Air Force
Tunisia Kittyhawk SAAF
A5 3 LFS     Lancaster  
  3rd Recon   Guadalcanal Hudson  
  3 Squadron 239 Wing, 211 Group, Western Desert Air Force   Kittyhawk SAAF
  4 OTU   Invergordon Saro Lerwick, Sunderland II, Sunderland III  
  4 PRU No 84   Mosquito PR XVI  
  4 PRU 323 Wing, 242 Group, Eastern Air Command      
  4 Squadron 233 Wing, 211 Group, Western Desert Air Force
7 Wing, 211 Group, Western Desert Air Force
Tunisia Kittyhawk SAAF
CE 5 LFS     Lancaster  
  5 Squadron 233 Wing, 211 Group, Western Desert Air Force
7 Wing, 211 Group, Western Desert Air Force
Tunisia Kittyhawk, Tomahawk SAAF
  6 Squadron 244 Wing, 211 Group, Western Desert Air Force Tunisia Hurricane SAAF
  6 Bomb Squadron 71st Wing Bismarck Sea Hudson RAAF
MG, XU 7 Squadron No 8 Oakington Whitley, Lancaster, Sterling  
  7 Bomb Squadron 71st Wing Bismarck Sea Beaufort RAAF
  8 Squadron   Khormakser, Aden Blenheim V  
KA, WS 9 Squadron No 5 Waddington, Bardney, Lossiemouth Lancaster, Wellington November 12, 1944, attack on Tirpitz.
  9th Bomb Recon, NZAF   Guadalcanal Ventura  
PB, RB 10 Squadron   Dishforth, Pembroke Dock; Mount Batten Whitley, Sunderland I, Sunderland III RAAF
Formed September 11, 1939 at Pembroke Dock
6 U-boats and 1 Italian sub destroyed
  10 Squadron RAF Coastal Command Gibraltar Sunderland RAAF
  11 Squadron   Feni    
GZ, PH 12 Squadron No 1 Wickenby; Binbrook, Lincolnshire Lancaster, Wellington  
  12 Squadron 3 Wing, Western Desert Air Force   Boston SAAF
OO 13 Squadron   Odiham; Blida, Algeria Blenheim IV, Blenheim V  
  13 Squadron 235 Wing, 201 Group
325 Wing, 242 Group, Eastern Air Command
326 Wing, Northwest African Tactical Bomber Force
Aden, Tunisia Blenheim V, Blenheim, Bisley Royal Hellenic
SL 13 OTU   Bicester Blenheim IV  
  14 Squadron 201 Group
328 Wing, Northwest African Coastal Air Force
North Africa Blenheim IV, Boston, Marauder  
  15 Hellenic Squadron 235 Wing, 201 Group, 9th Air Force   Blenheim  
DJ, LS 15 Squadron No 3 Mildenhall Stirling, Lancaster  
  15 Squadron 201 Group, 9th Air Force Cyrenaica, Libya Blenheim IVF, Blenheim, Bisley SAAF
WV 18 Squadron 325 Wing, 242 Group, Eastern Air Command
326 Wing, Northwest African Tactical Bomber Force
Canrobert, Tunisia; Tunisia ; Great Massingham Blenheim IV, Blenheim V, Bisley  
YH 21 Squadron No 2, 2nd TAF   Mosquito  
  21 Squadron Western Desert Air Force, 3 Wing   Baltimore SAAF
  22 Bomb Squadron 71st Wing Bismarck Sea Boston RAAF
  23 Squadron   Ford Mosquito May 1942, Night Fighters
YP 23 Squadron No 100, Fighter Command Bradwell Bay; Luqa, Malta Blenheim IIF, Havoc I, Mosquito, Mosquito II, Blenheim IF Night Fighters
NQ 24 Squadron   Hendon, Middlesex Wellington  
  24 Squadron Western Desert Air Force, 3 Wing   Boston SAAF
ZK 25 Squadron Fighter Command North Weald Mosquito, Blenheim IF, Beaufighter Mk IF  
  27 Squadron   Risalpur Blenheim I, Beaufighter Mk VIF Night Fighters
RO 29 Squadron No 85 Digby Mosquito, Blenheim IF, Beaufighter Mk IF, Beaufighter Mk VIF Night Fighters
  30 Squadron   Dhibban, Egypt Blenheim I  
  30 Bomb Squadron 71st Wing Bismarck Sea Beaufighter RAAF
BT 30 Operational Training Unit   Hixon, Straffordshire Wellington  
  32 Squadron 323 Wing, Northwest African Coastal Air Force   Hurricane  
  33 Squadron   Townsville, Queensland   RAAF
  34 Squadron   Far East    
TL 35 Squadron No 8 Graveley Halifax, Lancaster "Madras Presidency"
  35 Squadron 243 Wing, 212 Group, Western Desert Air Force   Hurricane  
  36 Squadron   Boscombe Down, Wiltshire Wellington  
  37 Squadron 205 Group, 231 Wing   Wellington  
  38 Squadron 201 Group, 248 Wing Shallufa, Egypt Wellington  
XZ 39 Squadron 201 Group, 248 Wing India; Aden; Singapore; Malta Blenheim I, Beaufort  
BL 40 Squadron 205 Group, 238 Wing Wyton Blenheim IV, Wellington  
  40 Squadron 285 Wing, 211 Group, Western Desert Air Force Tunisia Hurricane SAAF
  40 Squadron   Port Moresby   RAAF
Formed March 31, 1944 at Townsville
  41 Squadron   Townsville, Queensland Sunderland III RAAF
  41 Squadron   Townsville, Queensland   RAAF sea transport
  42 Squadron   Kumbhirgram, India Blenheim V  
  43 Squadron 323 Wing, 242 Group, Eastern Air Force
323 Wing, Northwest Arican Coastal Air Force
Tunisia Hurricane, Spitfire  
KM 44 Squadron No 5 Waddington, Spilsby Hampden, Lancaster "Rhodesia"
OB 45 Squadron   Kumbhirgram, India; Jaori; Matruh, Egypt; Muqueibila, Palestine Mosquito FB VI, Blenheim I, Blenheim IV  
  46 Squadron 252 Wing Mediterranean Beaufighter, Beaufighter IF, Beaufighter Mk VIF Night Fighters
KU 47 Squadron 201 Group, 235 Wing India Mosquito, Beaufort, Wellesley  
EA 49 Squadron No 5 Scampton, Fiskerton, Fulbeck, Syerston Manchester, Lancaster  
VN 50 Squadron No 5 Skellingthorpe, Swinderby Manchester, Lancaster  
  51 Squadron     Whitley  
  51 Operational Training Unit   Cranfield, Surrey Wellington  
TE, PZ 53 Squadron   Odiham Blenheim IV  
YK 54 OTU Fighter Command Church Fenton Blenheim IF  
  55 Squadron Western Desert Air Force, 232 Wing Fuka, Egypt Blenheim IV, Baltimore  
DX, QT 57 Squadron No 5 Scampton, East Kirkby, Upper Heyford Wellington, Lancaster, Blenheim I  
  58 Squadron     Whitley  
TR 59 Squadron Coastal Command      
MU 60 Squadron 285 Wing, 211 Group, Western Desert Air Force Italy; Asansol; Feni; Tunisia Mosquito PR IX, Mosquito FB VI, Mosquito PR XVI, Blenheim IV, Maryland, Baltimore SAAF
QR 61 Squadron No 5 Syerston, St. Eval, Skellingthorpe, Coningsby Manchester, Lancaster  
PT, FX 62 Squadron   Alor Star, Malaya Blenheim I  
  64 Squadron     Blenheim IIF  
WM 68 Squadron Fighter Command East Anglia; High Ercall Mosquito, Mosquito XVII, Blenheim IVF, Beaufighter Mk IF, Beaufighter Mk VIF Night Fighters
  69 Squadron   Malta Wellington, Baltimore, Spitfire  
  70 Squadron 205 Group, 231 Wing Middle East Wellington  
  72 Squadron 324 Wing, 242 Group, Eastern Air Command Tunisia Spitfire  
  73 Squadron 244 Wing, 211 Group, Western Desert Air Force
285 Wing, 211 Group, Western Desert Air Force
Tunisia Hurricane  
AA, JN 75 Squadron No 3 Mepal Stirling, Lancaster, Wellington "New Zealand", NZAF
  75 Fighter Squadron 71st Wing Bismarck Sea P-40 RAAF
  77 Squadron     Whitley  
  77 Fighter Squadron 71st Wing Bismarck Sea P-40 RAAF
  78 Squadron     Whitley, Halifax  
  80 Squadron 7 Wing, 212 Group, Western Desert Air Force   Hurricane  
  81 Squadron 322 Wing, 242 Group, Eastern Air Command, Western Desert Air Force Tunisia Spitfire  
VX 82 Squadron   India; Watton Bodney Mosquito, Blenheim IV  
OL 83 Squadron No 8, No 5 Scampton, Graveley, Coningsby Manchester, Lancaster  
  83 Operational Training Unit   Peplow, Shropshire Wellington  
PY, VA 84 Squadron   India; Menidi, Greece; Tatoi, Greece Mosquito, Blenheim I  
  85 Squadron   Great Britain Paul Defiant 1941, Night Fighters
  85 Squadron No 100   Mosquito  
  86 Squadron   Great Britain Paul Defiant 1941, Night Fighters
  86 Squadron   Australia Mosquito FB 40, Mosquito PR XVI RAAF
  87 Squadron 323 Wing, Northwest African Coastal Air Force   Hurricane  
  87 Squadron   Australia Mosquito FB 40, Mosquito PR XVI RAAF
RH 88 Squadron   Attlebridge Blenheim IV, Boston  
  89 Squadron 250 Wing Castel Benito, Libya; North Africa; Beaufighter IF, Beaufighter VIF Night Fighters
  89 Squadron 242 Group, Eastern Air Command   Beaufighter Mk VIF Night Fighters
TW, WP, XY 90 Squadron No 3 Tuddenham, Bicester B-17, Stirling, Lancaster, Blenheim I  
  92 Squadron 244 Wing, 211 Group, Western Desert Air Force Tunisia Spitfire  
  93 Squadron 324 Wing, 242 Group, Eastern Air Command, Western Desert Air Force Tunisia Spitfire  
  94 Squadron 201 Group, 250 Wing   Hurricane, Spitfire  
DE, SE 95 Squadron   Freetown, Sierra Leone; Pembroke Dock; Jui; Bathurst Sunderland I Formed January 15, 1941 at Oban
  96 Squadron   Great Britain Paul Defiant February 1941 - June 1942, Night Fighters
  96 Squadron   England Mosquito, Beaufighter Mk II, Beaufighter Mk VIF Night Fighters
OF, ZT 97 Squadron No 5 Coningsby, Woodhall Spa, Bourn Whitley, Manchester, Lancaster "Straits Settlements"
HW 100 Squadron No 1 Grimsby, Elsham Wolds Lancaster  
  100 Bomb Squadron 71st Wing Bismarck Sea Beaufort RAAF
MW, SR 101 Squadron No 1 Holme-on-Spalding Moor, Ludford Magna, West Raynham Wellington, Lancaster, Blenheim IV  
  102 Squadron     Whitley  
PM 103 Squadron No 1 Elsham Wolds Halifax, Lancaster  
  104 Squadron 205 Group, 238 Wing North Africa Wellington  
  104 Transport Operational Training Unit   Northern Ireland Wellington  
GB 105 Squadron No 2, No 8 Horsham St Faith; Swanton Morley; Lossiemouth Mosquito B Mk IV, Blenheim, Blenheim IV  
ZN 106 Squadron No 5 Coningsby, Syerston, Metheringham Manchester, Lancaster  
OM 107 Squadron No 2, 2nd TAF Leuchars Mosquito, Blenheim IV  
  108 Squadron 205 Group, 236 Wing Mediterranean Mosquito, Wellington, Beaufighter Mk VIF Night Fighters
GB, HS 109 Squadron No 2, No 8 Wyton Mosquito B Mk IV, Mosquito B Mk IX  
VE 110 Squadron   India Mosquito  
  111 Squadron 324 Wing, 242 Group, Eastern Air Command, Western Desert Air Force Tunisia Spitfire  
  112 Squadron 239 Wing, 211 Group, Western Desert Air Force   Kittyhawk RAAF
AD 113 Squadron   Niamata, Greece; Magwe; Feni Blenheim IV  
FD, RT 114 Squadron   Algeria; Wyton; West Raynham Blenheim I, Blenheim IV  
  114 Squadron 325 Wing, 242 Group, Eastern Air Command
326 Wing, Northwest African Tactical Bomber Force
Tunisia Bisley  
KO, A4, IL 115 Squadron No 3 East Wretham, Little Snoring, Witchford; Marham, Norfolk Wellington, Lancaster  
  117 Squadron 216 Group   Hudson  
NH 119 Squadron   Lough Erne; Pembroke Dock Short S-Class, Short G-Class Formed March 13, 1941 at Bowmore
  125 Squadron   Great Britain Paul Defiant June 1941, Night Fighters
  125 Squadron   England Mosquito, Beaufighter Mk II, Beaufighter Mk VIF Night Fighters
  126 Squadron   Malta Spitfire  
  127 Squadron 7 Wing, 212 Group, Western Desert Air Force   Hurricane  
M5 128 Squadron No 8   Mosquito  
  132 OTU   East Fortune Blenheim V  
AC, NF 138 Squadron No 3 Tuddenham Lancaster  
SY 138 Squadron 2nd TAF Lasham Mosquito B Mk IV  
XD 139 Squadron No 2, No 8 Marham, Horsham St Faith; Plivot, France; Bétheniville Mosquito B Mk IV, Blenheim IV  
YH 140 Squadron No 2, 2nd TAF   Mosquito PR IX, Mosquito PR XVI, Mosquito FB VI  
  141 Squadron   Great Britain Paul Defiant  
  141 Squadron   England Mosquito, Beaufighter Mk IF, Beaufighter Mk VIF Night Fighters
4H 142 Squadron No 8   Mosquito  
  142 Squadron 242 Group, Eastern Air Command
Northwest African Strategic Air Command
Tunisia Wellington  
HD, NE 143 Squadron Banff Strike Wing, Fighter Command   Mosquito FB VI, Blenheim IVF  
  144 Squadron   Middle East Beaufighter Mk VIF Night Fighters
  145 Squadron 244 Wing, 211 Group, Western Desert Air Force Tunisia Spitfire, Blenheim IF  
  148 Squadron 205 Group, 236 Wing   Wellington  
OJ, TK 149 Squadron No 3 Methwold Stirling, Lancaster, Wellington "East India"
  150 Squadron 242 Wing, Eastern Air Command
Northwest African Strategic Air Command
Tunisia Wellington  
IQ 150 Squadron No 1 Hemswell Lancaster  
  151 Squadron   Great Britain Paul Defiant 1941, Night Fighters
  151 Squadron     Mosquito  
  152 Squadron 324 Wing, 242 Group, Eastern Air Command, Western Desert Air Force Tunisia Spitfire  
  153 Squadron   Great Britain Paul Defiant October 1941, Night Fighters
  153 Squadron 242 Wing, Eastern Air Command
325 Wing, Northwest African Coastal Air Force
England Beaufighter Mk IF, Beaufighter Mk VIF Night Fighters
P4 153 Squadron No 1 Kirmington, Scampton Lancaster  
  154 Squadron 322 Wing, 242 Group, Western Desert Air Force Tunisia Spitfire  
GT 156 Squadron No 8 Warboys, Upwood Wellington, Lancaster  
  157 Squadron     Mosquito August 1942, Night Fighters
  157 Squadron No 100 Debden Mosquito, Mosquito II Night Fighters
  160 Squadron 205 Group, 242 Wing   Liberator  
CR 162 Squadron No 8 Bourn Mosquito B Mk XXV, Wellington  
  163 Squadron No 8   Mosquito  
GB, AS 166 Squadron No 1 Kirmington Whitley, Wellington, Lancaster  
  169 Squadron No 100   Mosquito  
TC 170 Squadron No 1 Kelstem, Dunholme Lodge, Hemswell Lancaster  
  172 Squadron     Wellington  
  173 Squadron 216 Group   Boston III/Lodestar  
  176 Squadron   Far East Beaufighter Mk VIF Night Fighters
  177 Squadron   Far East Beaufighter Mk VIF Night Fighters
  178 Squadron 9th Bomber Command, 9th Air Force   Liberator  
  185 Squadron   Malta Spitfire  
AP, XY 186 Squadron No 3 Tuddenham, Stradishall Lancaster  
CA 189 Squadron No 5 Bardney, Fulbeck Lancaster  
A4, JE 195 Squadron No 3 Witchford, Wratting Common Lancaster  

200s

Code Squadron Group Based Primary Aircraft Notes
  201 Squadron   Calshot (1936); Sullom Voe, Shetland Islands (1939) Saro London  
NS, ZM 201 Squadron   Castle Archdale; Invergordon; Lough Erne; Pembroke Dock Sunderland II Formed April 13, 1940 at Invergordon
7 U-boats sunk
  202 Squadron   Kalafrana, Malta (1937); Gibraltar (1938) Saro London  
TQ, AX 202 Squadron RAF Coastal Command Gibraltar Catalina Formed April 1939 at Kalafrana, Malta
2 U-boats and 1 Italian Sub destroyed
  203 Squadron 201 Group Ben Gardane, Tunisia Blenheim V, Blenheim, Bisley, Baltimore, Wellington French
  204 Squadron   Mount Batten Saro London 1936
RF, KG 204 Squadron   Invergordon; Saro London; Sullom Voe; Reykjavik; Bathurst; Jui Sunderland I Formed June 8, 1939 at Mount Batten
FV, KM 205 Squadron   Koggala, Ceylon Sunderland V Formed June 1945 at Koggala, Ceylon
EM 207 Squadron No 5 Bottesford, Langar, Spilsby Manchester, Lancaster  
  208 Squadron Western Desert Air Force, 285 Wing   Hurricane  
  209 Squadron   Oban, Pembroke Dock, Stranraer Saro Lerwick  
WQ 209 Squadron   Far East; Koggala, Ceylon Sunderland V Formed February 1945 at Kipevo, Kenya
DA, VG 210 Squadron   Singapore; Tayport; Invergordon; Oban; Penbroke Dock Sunderland I Formed June 25, 1938 at Pembroke Dock
1 Italian sub destroyed
  210 Squadron RAF Coastal Command Gibraltar Catalina  
UQ 211 Squadron   India; Menidi, Greece; Tatoi, Greece Mosquito, Blenheim I  
  213 Squadron 243 Wing, 212 Group, Western Desert Air Force   Hurricane  
BU 214 Squadron   Stradishall, Suffolk Wellington  
  216 Squadron 216 Group, Western Desert Air Force   Bombay, Hudson, Lodestar  
HA, XH 218 Squadron No 3 Methwold; Chedburgh; Marham, Norfolk Stirling, Lancaster, Wellington "Gold Coast"
FK 219 Squadron No 85, Fighter Command Catterick Mosquito, Blenheim IF, Beaufighter Mk IF, Beaufighter Mk VIF Night Fighters
DF 221 Squadron 201 Group, 248 Wing Malta; Limavady, County Londonberry Wellington  
  225 Squadron 322 Wing, 242 Group, Western Desert Group Tunisia Hurricane, Spitfire  
  227 Squadron 201 Group, 9th Air Force Luqa, Malta; Libya Beaufighter VIC, Beaufighter Night Fighters
9J 227 Squadron No 5 Bardney, Strubby, Balderton, Strubby Lancaster  
  228 Squadron   Pembroke Dock Saro London 1937
TO, BH, NM, DQ 228 Squadron   Kalafrana, Malta; Aboukir; Pembroke Dock; Lough Erne; Alexandria; Bathurst; West Africa; Oban Sunderland I, Sunderland II, Sunderland III Formed November 1938 at Pembroke Dock
7 U-boats and 1 Italian sub destroyed
  229 Squadron   Malta Hurricane, Spitfire  
NM, FV, 4X 230 Squadron 201 Group Seletar, Singapore; Scaramanga; Koggala, Ceylon; Penang; Alexandria; Malta; Suda Bay, Crete; Abouki; Dar-es-Salaam; Akyab; Redhills Lake Sunderland I, Sunderland III, Sunderland Formed June 1938 at Seletar
1 U-boat and 3 Italian subs destroyed
  231 Squadron     Coronado Mk I  
  232 Squadron 232 Wing, Western Desert Air Force Tunisia Baltimore, Spitfire  
  233 Squadron RAF Coastal Command Gibraltar Hudson  
LA 235 Squadron Banff Strike Wing, Coastal Command Bircham Newton, Gibraltar Mosquito, Blenheim IVF, Beaufighter  
  237 OTU   Calshot    
  237 Squadron   Malta Beaufighter  
  238 Squadron 243 Wing, 212 Group, Western Desert Group   Hurricane  
  239 Squadron No 100   Mosquito  
  240 Squadron     Saro Lerwick  
  240 Squadron   Ivergordon Saro London July 1939
BN 240 Squadron       Formed July 1945 at Redhills Lake
  241 Squadron 324 Wing, 242 Group, Western Desert Air Force Tunisia Hurricane  
  242 Squadron 322 Wing, 242 Group, Western Desert Group Tunisia Spitfire  
  243 Squadron 324 Wing, 242 Group, Western Desert Air Force Tunisia Spitfire  
  244 Squadron   Mediterranean; Middle East Blenheim V  
OY, VU 246 Squadron   Islay Sunderland II Formed September 1, 1942 at Bowmore
OM, WR 248 Squadron Banff Strike Wing North Coates, Hendon Mosquito FB VI, Mosquito FB XVIII, Blenheim IF  
  249 Squadron   Malta Spitfire  
  250 Squadron 239 Wing, 211 Group, Western Desert Air Force Tunisia Kittyhawk RAAF
  252 Squadron 201 Group Middle East Beaufighter Mk VIF Night Fighters
  253 Squadron 323 Wing, 242 Group, Eastern Air Command
323 Wing, Northwest African Coastal Command
  Hurricane  
QY 254 Squadron Coastal Command Aldergrove Blehheim IVF  
  255 Squadron   Great Britain Paul Defiant 1941, Night Fighters
  255 Squadron 324 Wing, 242 Group, Eastern Air Command England Beaufighter Mk II, Beaufighter Mk VIF  
  255 Squadron 325 Wing, Northwest African Coastal Air Force Italy Beaufighter Mk II, Mosquito  
  256 Squadron   Great Britain Paul Defiant 1941, Night Fighters
  256 Squadron   Mediterranean, England Mosquito, Beaufighter Mk IF, Beaufighter Mk VIF Night Fighters
  259 Squadron   Dar-es-Salaam Sunderland V Formed March 9, 1945
  260 Squadron 233 Wing, 211 Group, Western Desert Air Force Tunisia Kittyhawk  
  264 Squadron   Great Britain Paul Defiant  
  264 Squadron No 85   Mosquito  
  267 Squadron 216 Group   Hudson, Lodestar, Dakota  
  269 Squadron     Walrus  
  270 Squadron   Fuka, Egypt; Apapa, Nigeria Blenheim IV, Sunderland III French
Formed December 1943 at Apapa, Nigeria
  272 Squadron 201 Group Malta, Sicily Beaufighter Mk VIF Night Fighters
  274 Squadron 7 Wing, 212 Group, Western Desert Air Force   Hurricane  
  275 Squadron   United Kingdom Walrus  
  276 Squadron   United Kingdom Walrus  
  278 Squadron   United Kingdom Walrus  
  281 Squadron   United Kingdom Walrus  
  282 Squadron   United Kingdom Walrus  
  283 Squadron   Middle East Walrus  
  284 Squadron   Middle East Walrus  
  292 Squadron   Middle East Walrus  
  294 Squadron   Middle East Walrus  

300s

Code Squadron Group Based Primary Aircraft Notes
BH 300 Squadron No 1 Faldingworth Wellington, Lancaster "Masovian Polish"
SM 305 Squadron No 2, 2nd TAF   Mosquito 1941
  307 Squadron   Great Britain Paul Defiant Polish, Night Fighters
  307 Squadorn     Mosquito December 1942, Polish, Night Fighters
  307 Squadron   England Mosquito, Beaufighter Mk II, Beaufighter Mk VIF Polish, Night Fighters
  308 FTU     Sunderland III Flying Boat Training Unit
KX 311 Squadron   East Wretham, Norfolk Wellington Czechoslovak
WH 330 Squadron   Sullom Voe; Iceland; Oban; Stavanger Sunderland III, Sunderland IIIA Norwegian
Formed February 9, 1943
2 U-boats destroyed
KK 333 Squadron Banff Strike Wing   Mosquito RNZAF
VB 334 Squadron Banff Strike Wing   Mosquito RNZAF
  335 Squadron 7 Wing, 212 Group, Western Desert Air Force   Hurricane Hellenic
  343 Squadron   Dakar; Bathurst; Freetown   French
Formed July 1943

400s

Code Squadron Group Based Primary Aircraft Notes
  400 Squadron     Mosquito PR XVI RCAF
ED 404 Squadron     Mosquito RCAF
LQ 405 Squadron No 8 Gransden Lodge Halifax, Lancaster "Vancouver", RCAF
  406 Squadron     Mosquito  
  407 Squadron     Wellington  
EQ 408 Squadron No 6 Linton-on-Ouse Halifax, Lancaster "Goose", RCAF
KP 409 Squadron No 85 Coleby Grange Beaufighter II, Beaufighter VI, Mosquito Night Fighters
RA 410 Squadron No 85 Castle Camps Defiant, Mosquito, Mosquito XIII, Mosquito NF XXX Night Fighters
  417 Squadron 252 Wing
244 Wing, 211 Group, Western Desert Air Force
Tunisia Hurricane, Spitfire RCAF
TH 418 Squadron   Ford Boston, Mosquito, Mosquito FB VI Night Fighters
VR 419 Squadron No 6 Middleton St George Halifax, Lancaster "Moose", RCAF
PT 420 Squadron No 6 Tholthorpe Lancaster "Snowy Owl", RCAF
DG, YI 422 Squadron   Pembroke Dock; Bowmore; St Angelo; Castle Archdale Sunderland III RCAF
Formed April 2, 1942 at Lough Erne
2 U-boats destroyed
AB 423 Squadron   Castle Archdale   RCAF
Formed May 18, 1942 at Oban
6 U-boats destroyed
QB 424 Squadron No 6 Skipton-on-Swale Wellington, Lancaster Alouette, "Tiger", RCAF
KW 425 Squadron No 6 Tholthorpe Lancaster, Wellington "Alouette", RCAF
OW 426 Squadron No 6 Linton-on-Ouse Halifax, Lancaster "Thunderbird", RCAF
ZL 427 Squadron No 6 Leeming Lancaster "Lion", RCAF
NA 428 Squadron No 6 Middleton St George Halifax, Lancaster "Ghost", RCAF
AL 429 Squadron No 6 Leeming Lancaster "Bison", RCAF
SE 431 Squadron No 6 Croft Halifax, Lancaster "Iroquois", RCAF
QO 432 Squadron No 6 East Moor Halifax, Lancaster "Leaside", RCAF
BM 433 Squadron No 6 Skipton-on-Swale Lancaster "Porcupine", RCAF
IP, WL 434 Squadron No 6 Croft Halifax, Lancaster "Bluenose", RCAF
  450 Squadron 239 Wing, 211 Group, Western Desert Air Force Tunisia Kittyhawk RAAF
  454 Squadron 201 Group, 9th Air Force   Blenheim IV, Hudson, Baltimore RAAF
  456 Squadron No 10, No 11 East Anglia Mosquito, Mosquito XVII Night Fighters
  458 Squadron 201 Group, 248 Wing Malta Wellington RAAF
  459 Squadron 201 Group, 235 Wing   Hudson RAAF
AR, UV 460 Squadron No 1 Breighton, Binbrook Wellington,Halifax, Lancaster RAAF
UT 461 Squadron   Mount Batton; Pembroke Dock; Hamworthy Junction Sunderland III RAAF
Formed April 25, 1942 at Mount Batten
6 U-boats destroyed
  462 Squadron 205 Group, 245 Wing   Halifax RAAF
PO, JO 463 Squadron No 5 Waddington Lancaster RAAF
SB 464 Squadron No 2, 2nd TAF   Mosquito FB VI RAAF
  466 Squadron   Leconfield Halifax RAAF
PO 467 Squadron No 5 Scampton, Bottesford, Waddington Lancaster RAAF
EG 487 Squadron No 2, 2nd TAF   Mosquito FB VI RNZAF
  488 Squadron No 85   Mosquito  
P6 489 Squadron Banff Strike Wing   Mosquito RNZAF
  490 Squadron       RNZAF
Formed March 28, 1943 at Jui

500s

Code Squadron Group Based Primary Aircraft Notes
  500 Squadron 328 Wing, 242 Group, Eastern Air Command
328 Wing, Northwest African Coastal Air Force
  Hudson  
SD 501 Squadron   Bradwell Bay Tempest V Night Fighters
JI, A2 514 Squadron No 3 Folsham, Waterbeach Lancaster  
  515 Squadron   Great Britain Paul Defiant 1942, Radar Jammers
  515 Squadron No 100   Mosquito  
  521 Squadron   Great Britain Mosquito PR IV  
  524 Squadron   Oban Mariner GR Mk I 1943
  540 Squadron   Great Britain Mosquito PR IV, Mosquito PR IX, Mosquito PR XVI, Mosquito PR 32, Mosquito PR 34  
  540 Squadron RAF Coastal Command Gibraltar Mosquito PR  
  543 Squadron   Great Britain Mosquito PR IV  
  544 Squadron   Great Britain Mosquito PR IV, Mosquito PR IX, Mosquito PR XVI  
  544 Squadron RAF Coastal Command Gibraltar Spitfire PR  
BQ 550 Squadron No 1 Waltham, North Killingholme Lancaster  
8K 571 Squadron No 8   Mosquito  
UL 576 Squadron No 1 Elsham Wolds, Fiskerton Lancaster  
6O 582 Squadron No 8 Little Staughton Lancaster  

600s

Code Squadron Group Based Primary Aircraft Notes
  600 Squadron 325 Wing, Northwest African Coastal Air Force   Beaufighter Mk VIF  
  600 Squadron Fighter Command Italy, Manston Mosquito, Blenheim IF, Beaufighter Mk IF Night Fighters
  600 Squadron   England Beaufighter Mk VIF Night Fighters
YN 601 Squadron 244 Wing, 211 Group, Western Desert Air Force Malta, Hendon, Tunisia Blenheim IF, Spitfire  
  603 Squadron   Malta    
  604 Squadron No 85, Fighter Command Northholt Mosquito, Blenheim IF, Beaufighter Mk IF, Beaufighter Mk VIF Night Fighters
UP 605 Squadron No 2 Bradwell Bay Mosquito, Mosquito FB VI Night Fighters
6T 608 Squadron No 8   Mosquito  
  608 Squadron 328 Wing, 242 Group, Eastern Air Command
328 Wing, Northwest African Coastal Air Force
  Hudson  
SY 613 Squadron No 2, 2nd TAF Lasham Mosquito FB VI  
  614 Squadron   North Africa Blenheim V  
  614 Squadron 325 Wing, 242 Group, Eastern Air Command
326 Wing, Northwest African Tactical Bomber Force
Tunisia Bisley  
AJ, KC, YJ 617 Squadron No 5 Scampton, Coningsby, Woodhall Spa Lancaster, Mosquito Bomber Command
On November 12, 1944, bombed Tirpitz.
8P 618 Squadron   Australia Mosquito PR XVI, Mosquito Coastal Command
PG 619 Squadron No 5 Woodhall Spa, Coningsby, Dunholme Lodge, Strubby Lancaster  
GI 622 Squadron No 3 Mildenhall Stirling, Lancaster  
  624 Squadron   Grottaglie, Italy Walrus  
CF 625 Squadron No 1 Kelstern, Scampton Lancaster  
UM 626 Squadron No 1 Wickenby Lancaster  
  627 Squadron No 5, No 8 Woodhall Spa Mosquito B Mk IV, Mosquito B Mk XXV  
LE 630 Squadron No 5 East Kirkby Lancaster  
F2 635 Squadron No 8 Downham Market Lancaster  
  651 Squadron 242 Group, Eastern Air Command   Auster  
  680 Squadron 285 Wing, 211 Group, Western Desert Air Force Middle East, Mediterranean, Tunisia Mosquito PR IX, Mosquito PR XVI, Spitfire  
  681 Squadron   India Mosquito PR II, Mosquito PR IV  
  682 Squadron   North Africa Mosquito PR IX, Spitfire  
  683 Squadron   Malta Mosquito PR IV, Spitfire  
  684 Squadron   Far East Mosquito PR II, Mosquito PR VI, Mosquito PR IX, Mosquito PR XVI, Mosquito PR 34  
P3 692 Squadron No 8 Graveley Mosquito B Mk IV, Mosquito B Mk XVI  

700s

Code Squadron Group Based Primary Aircraft Notes
  700 Squadron Fleet Air Arm, 328 Wing, 242 Group, Eastern Air Command   Walrus  
  701 Squadron 201 Group, 235 Wing,
Fleet Air Arm, 9th Air Force
  Walrus  
  711 Squadron     Walrus  
  712 Squadron     Walrus  
  714 Squadron     Walrus  

800s

Code Squadron Group Based Primary Aircraft Notes
  800 Squadron   HMS Biter Sea Hurricane  
  801 Squadron   HMS Furious Seafire  
  802 Squadron   HMS Avenger Sea Hurricane  
  804 Squadron   HMS Dasher Sea Hurricane  
  807 Squadron   HMS Furious Seafire  
  809 Squadron Force H HMS Victorious Fulmar  
  813 Squadron 328 Wing, 242 Group, Eastern Air Command
328 Wing, Northwest African Coastal Air Force
  Swordfish  
  815 Squadron Fleet Air Arm, 201 Group, 9th Air Force   Swordfish  
  817 Squadron Force H HMS Victorious Albacore  
  820 Squadron Force H HMS Formidable Albacore  
  821 Squadron 201 Group, Western Desert Air Force, Fleet Air Arm Malta Albacore  
  826 Squadron 201 Group
328 Wing, Northwest African Coastal Air Force
  Albacore  
  828 Squadron Fleet Air Arm Malta Albacore  
  830 Squadron Fleet Air Arm Malta Swordfish  
  832 Squadron Force H HMS Victorious Albacore  
  880 Squadron   HMS Argus Seafire  
  882 Squadron   HMS Furious Albacore, Fulmar  
  882 Squadron Force H HMS Victorious Martlet  
  883 Squadron   HMS Avenger Sea Hurricane  
  884 Squadron Force H HMS Victorious Seafire  
  885 Squadron Force H HMS Formidable Seafire  
  888 Squadron Force H HMS Formidable Martlet  
  889 Squadron 234 Wing   Beaufighter  
  891 Squadron   HMS Dasher Sea Hurricane  
  893 Squadron Force H HMS Formidable Martlet  

1000s

Code Squadron Group Based Primary Aircraft Notes
QF 1323 AGLT Flight     Lancaster  
AE 1409 Met Flt No 8   Mosquito  
  1435 Squadron   Malta Spitfire  
BS, QQ 1651 HCU     Lancaster  
A3, H4, M9 1653 HCU     Lancaster  
UG 1654 HCU     Lancaster  
  1655 MTU No 8   Mosquito  
BL, EK 1656 HCU     Lancaster  
FD, RV 1659 HCU     Lancaster  
TV, YW 1660 HCU     Lancaster  
GP, KB 1661 HCU     Lancaster  
KF, PE 1662 HCU     Lancaster  
DH, ZU 1664 HCU     Lancaster  
ND, QY 1666 HCU     Lancaster  
GG, LR 1667 HCU     Lancaster  
J9, K2 1668 HCU     Lancaster  
SW 1678 HCU     Lancaster  
  • 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 Wing
    • Location: Malta
  • Luqa Wing
    • Location: Malta
  • Takali Wing
    • Location: Malta

Sources:

  1. Malta Spitfire Aces, Steve Nichols, 2008
  2. Lancaster Squadrons 1942-43, Jon Lake, 2002
  3. Lancaster Squadrons 1944-45, Jon Lake, 2002
  4. Mosquito Fighter / Fighter - Bomber Units of World War 2, Martin Bowman, 1998
  5. Mosquito Photo-Reconnaissance Units of World War 2, Martin Bowman, 1999
  6. American Nightfighter Aces of World War 2, Andrew Thomas, Warren Thompson, 2008
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  8. Blenheim Squadrons of World War 2, Jon Lake, 1998
  9. Sunderland Squadrons of World War 2, Jon Lake, 2000
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  12. The Struggle for Guadalcanal August 1942 - February 1943, Samual Eliot Morison, 1949
  13. Breaking the Bismarcks Barrier 22 July 1942 - 1 May 1944, Samuel Eliot Morison, 1950
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