|No. 673 Squadron RAF|
|Active||1 January 1945 – 25 October 1945|
|Branch||Royal Air Force|
|Part of||No. 229 Group RAF, South East Asia Command|
|Squadron Badge||No badge authorised|
|Squadron Codes||No code(s) known to have been used by this squadron|
History[edit | edit source]
No. 673 Squadron was formed at Bikram, Patna in (then) British India on 1 January 1945 as a glider squadron, with the intention of being used for airborne operations by South East Asia Command. It continued to train, as part of No. 344 Wing RAF, until the surrender of Japan, when it became surplus to requirements; the squadron was disbanded on 25 October 1945 at Kargi Road.
Present[edit | edit source]
The original squadron is represented today by 673 (AH) Training Squadron of 7 (Training) Regiment, Army Air Corps.
Aircraft operated[edit | edit source]
|January 1945||September 1945||Hadrian|
|January 1945||September 1945||de Havilland Tiger Moth||Mk.II|
Squadron bases[edit | edit source]
|27 January 1945||19 February 1945||Bikram, Bihar, British India|
|19 February 1945||10 April 1945||Belgaum, Karnataka, British India|
|10 April 1945||26 August 1945||Bikram, Bihar, British India|
|26 August 1945||16 September 1945||Tilda, Chhattisgarh, British India|
|16 September 1945||25 October 1945||Kargi Road, Chhattisgarh, British India|
References[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
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- 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. Coastal, Support and Special Squadrons of the RAF and their Aircraft. London: Jane's Publishing Company Ltd, 1982. ISBN 0-7106-0187-5.
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