|No. 345 Squadron RAF|
|Active||30 January 1944 - 27 November 1945|
|Allegiance||Free French Forces|
|Branch||Royal Air Force|
|Motto(s)||Latin: Nil actum credo si quid supersii agendum (I think nothing done if anything remains undone)|
History[edit | edit source]
The squadron was formed in Ayr, Scotland on 30 January 1944 from GC II/2 Free French airmen who had been based in the Middle East and was equipped with British Spitfire aircraft. It then moved to RAF stations in England including Shoreham, Fairwood Common and Biggin Hill.
It followed the allied advance from the Normandy beachheads across Europe and by November 1945 was based at Friedrichshafen, Germany. It was under RAF control until 27 November 1945 when it transferred to French control.
Aircraft operated[edit | edit source]
|Mar 1944||Sep 1944||Supermarine Spitfire||VB|
|Sep 1944||Apr 1945||Supermarine Spitfire||HF IX|
|Apr 1945||Nov 1945||Supermarine Spitfire||XVI|
References[edit | edit source]
- C.G.Jefford (1988). RAF Squadrons. UK Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-053-6.
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