|No. 650 Squadron RAF|
|Active||1 December 1943 – 26 June 1945|
|Branch||Royal Air Force|
|Role||anti aircraft co-operation|
|Squadron Codes||T7 (Dec 1943 – Jun 1945)|
History[edit | edit source]
No. 650 squadron was formed on 1 December 1943 at RAF Cark, Cumbria from 'D' Flight of 289 Squadron and 1614 (anti aircraft co-operation) Flight. It was equipped with Miles Martinets for target towing, and later also used Hawker Hurricanes in that role. In November 1944 it moved to RAF Bodorgan, Anglesey, Wales and was disbanded there on 26 June 1945.
Aircraft operated[edit | edit source]
|December 1943||June 1945||Miles Martinet||Mk.I|
|April 1944||June 1945||Hawker Hurricane||Mk.IV|
Squadron bases[edit | edit source]
|1 December 1943||18 November 1944||RAF Cark, Cumbria|
|18 November 1944||26 June 1945||RAF Bodorgan, Anglesey, Wales||Dets. at RAF Cark, Cumbria; RAF Woodvale, Lancashire;|
RAF Valley, Anglesey and RAF Hutton Cranswick, East Riding of Yorkshire
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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.
- 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, 2001. ISBN 1-84037-141-2.
- 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.
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