Seven RAF squadrons were equipped with the Albemarle. They were first received in January 1943 / October 23, 1941.
The first 42 Albemarle Mk Is were converted to transports.
The first combat the Albemarle was used in was as glider tugs on July 10, 1943 for the invasion of Sicily.
Four squadrons of Albemarle towed Horsa gliders into Normandy on June 6, 1944.
Albemarles flew the pathfinders for the 6th Airborne Division, 22nd Independent Parachute Company.
The Albemarles Towed gliders in the Arnhem operation in September 1944.
Russia used 10 for transport duties.