|No. 526 Squadron RAF|
|Active||15 June 1943 – 1 May 1945|
|Branch||Royal Air Force|
|Role||Calibration and Communications|
|Part of||No. 60 Group RAF, RAF Fighter Command|
|Squadron Codes||MD (Jun 1943 – May 1945)|
History[edit | edit source]
No. 526 Squadron was formed on 15 June 1943 at Longmans Airport, Inverness, Scotland from the calibration flights of Nos. 70, 71 and 72 Wing RAF to carry out calibration duties in northern Scotland. It had a mixture of mainly twin-engined aircraft, including the Bristol Blenheim and Airspeed Oxford. The squadron also operated the de Havilland Dominie and de Havilland Hornet Moth, which apart from calibration were also used for communications duties. The squadron was disbanded on 1 May 1945 when it was merged into 527 Squadron.
Aircraft operated[edit | edit source]
|June 1943||May 1945||Bristol Blenheim||Mk.IV|
|June 1943||May 1945||de Havilland Hornet Moth|
|June 1943||May 1945||Airspeed Oxford||Mk.I|
|August 1943||May 1945||de Havilland Dominie||Mk.I|
Squadron bases[edit | edit source]
|June 1943||May 1945||RAF Longman, Inverness, Scotland||Dets. at RAF Tealing, Angus, Scotland and in Northern Ireland|
References[edit | edit source]
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Bibliography[edit | edit source]
- Bowyer, Michael J.F. and John D.R. Rawlings. Squadron Codes, 1937–56. Cambridge, UK: Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1979. ISBN 0-85059-364-6.
- Delve, Ken. The Source Book of the RAF. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 1994. ISBN 1-85310-451-5.
- Flintham, Vic and Andrew Thomas. Combat Codes: A full explanation and listing of British, Commonwealth and Allied air force unit codes since 1938. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing Ltd., 2003. ISBN 1-84037-281-8.
- Halley, James J. The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force & Commonwealth 1918–1988. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air Britain (Historians) Ltd., 1988. ISBN 0-85130-164-9.
- Jefford, Wing Commander C.G., MBE, BA, RAF(Retd.). RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 1988 (second edition 2001). ISBN 1-85310-053-6.
- Rawlings, John D.R. Coastal, Support and Special Squadrons of the RAF and their Aircraft. London: Jane's Publishing Company Ltd., 1982. ISBN 0-7106-0187-5.
- Sturtivant, Ray, ISO and John Hamlin. RAF Flying Training And Support Units since 1912. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd., 2007. ISBN 0-85130-365-X.
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982–1985). Orbis Publishing. 1985.
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- Squadron history on MOD site
- Squadron histories for nos 52–540 squadron at RafWeb's Air of Authority – A History of RAF Organisation
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