|No. 163 Squadron RAF|
1 Jun 1918 – 17 Aug 1918|
10 Jul 1942 – 16 Jun 1943
15 Jan 1945 –10 Aug 1945
|Branch||Royal Air Force|
History[edit | edit source]
Formation and World War I[edit | edit source]
No. 163 Squadron Royal Flying Corps was formed on 1 June 1918 but it was not equipped with any aircraft and was disbanded on 17 August 1918 without becoming operational.
Reformation in World War II[edit | edit source]
The squadron reformed in 10 July 1942 at Asmara, Egypt and equipped with Hudson aircraft that operated a mail and communications service to Khartoum, Sudan and other African countries. It was disbanded on 16 June 1943 and reformed at RAF Wyton on 15 January 1945 as a Mosquito Squadron on operations over Germany as part of the Night Striking Force, it finally disbanded on 10 August 1945.
Aircraft operated[edit | edit source]
|Jul 1942||Aug 1942||Lockheed Hudson||IIIA|
|Jul 1942||Dec 1942||Lockheed Hudson||VI|
|Jan 1945||Aug 1945||de Havilland Mosquito||XXV|
|May 1945||Aug 1945||de Havilland Mosquito||XVI|
References[edit | edit source]
- C.G.Jefford (1988). RAF Squadrons. UK Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-053-6.
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