|No. 183 (Gold Coast) Squadron RAF|
|Active||1 November 1942 – 15 November 1945|
|Branch||Royal Air Force|
|Squadron Badge||A demi-dragon holding rockets with maple leaves|
|HF (November 1942 – November 1945)|
History[edit | edit source]
Formation in World War II[edit | edit source]
The squadron formed in 2 March 1942 at RAF Church Fenton and then equipped with rocket armed Typhoons. It was involved in attacks on targets in France from the UK. The squadron then moved to airstrips on the beachhead in France after the D-Day landings, before joining the allied advance across Europe via the Netherlands, attacking targets of opportunity on the battlefield.
The Squadron returned to the UK after the end of hostilities and converted to Spitfires at RAF Chilbolton and then to Tempests. It disbanded upon re-numbering as No. 54 Squadron RAF on 15 November 1945.
Aircraft operated[edit | edit source]
|Nov 1942||Feb 1943||Hawker Hurricane||I|
|Nov 1942||Dec 1942||Hawker Typhoon||IA|
|Nov 1942||Jun 1945||Hawker Typhoon||IB|
|Jun 1945||Nov 1945||Supermarine Spitfire||IX|
|Oct 1945||Nov 1945||Hawker Tempest||II|
References[edit | edit source]
- C.G.Jefford (1988). RAF Squadrons. UK Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-053-6.
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