|No. 330 (Norwegian) Squadron RAF|
|Active||25 April 1941 – 21 November 1945|
|Allegiance||Norwegian Government in exile|
|Branch||Royal Air Force|
No. 330 (Norwegian) Squadron was a Royal Air Force aircraft squadron formed at RAF Reykjavik, Iceland on 25 April 1941 manned by exiled Norwegian aircrew and, initially, Norwegian procured aircraft. The squadron operated throughout the Second World War.
History[edit | edit source]
After the squadron's formation in 1941 at RAF Reykjavik, Iceland it flew Northrop N-3PB Nomads on convoy escort, anti-submarine patrols, anti-shipping sorties and other operations across the North East Atlantic. At the end of the war the squadron was disbanded by the RAF on 21 November 1945 and then transferred to Norwegian control as No. 330 Squadron RNoAF whose squadron number and markings they retain to this day.
Aircraft operated[edit | edit source]
|25 April 1941||Northrop N-3PB||Nomad||Single-engined floatplane patrol bomber/torpedo bomber built to a Norwegian specification.|
|Jul 1942||Consolidated PBY||Catalina||Twin-engined flying boat patrol bomber.|
|Short S.25 Sunderland||II
|Four-engined flying boat patrol bomber.|
See also[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Jefford 1988, p 89
- Orbis 1985, p. 4100
References[edit | edit source]
- Jefford, C.G. (1988). RAF Squadrons. Airlife Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-85310-053-6.
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.
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