|No. 547 Squadron RAF|
|Active||22 October 1942 – 4 June 1945|
|Branch||Royal Air Force|
|Motto(s)||Latin: Celer ad caedendum (Swift to strike)|
|Squadron Badge||A diving kingfisher|
|Squadron Code||2V (August 1943 - June 1945)|
History[edit | edit source]
Formation in World War II[edit | edit source]
The squadron formed at RAF Holmsley South on 21 October 1942 and was equipped with Wellingtons, it then operated Liberators and patrolled the Bay of Biscay. It later moved to RAF Leuchars, Scotland where it disbanded on 4 June 1945.
Aircraft operated[edit | edit source]
|Oct 1942||May 1943||Vickers Wellington||VIII|
|May 1943||Nov 1943||Vickers Wellington||XI|
|Oct 1943||Nov 1943||Vickers Wellington||XIII|
|Nov 1943||Oct 1944||Consolidated B-24 Liberator||V|
|Aug 1944||May 1945||Consolidated B-24 Liberator||VI|
|Mar 1945||Jun 1945||Consolidated B-24 Liberator||VIII|
References[edit | edit source]
- C.G.Jefford (1988). RAF Squadrons. UK Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-053-6.
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