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  RAF Podington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The group's 28th Troop Carrier Squadron arrived in June 1942, while the rest of the group was at RAF Chelveston.
The 15th Bombardment Squadron, arrived on 12 June 1942, flying the British Boston III light bomber.
The USAAF returned Podington to the RAF in July 1945 and the airfield was retained by the Air Ministry for storage.
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 Thor IRBM Launcher Coordinates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
-RAF Catfoss - 3 Thor IRBM launchers - No. 226(SM) Squadron RAF - Aug 1, 1959 - Mar 9, 1963.
-RAF Harrington - 3 Thor IRBM launchers - No. 218(SM) Squadron RAF - Dec 1, 1959 - Aug 23, 1963.
-RAF Melton Mowbray - 3 Thor IRBM launchers - No. 254(SM) Squadron RAF - Dec 1, 1959 - Aug 23, 1963.
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 List of Royal Air Force aircraft squadrons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It includes Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service squadrons incorporated into the RAF when it was formed in 1918, during World War I.
However, the list excludes squadrons which were later transferred to the Army Air Corps or the Fleet Air Arm.
Squadrons with Roman numerals instead of Arabic numerals are identified in that fashion traditionally.
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 RAF History - Bomber Command 60th Anniversary
In March 1937, the squadron was re-formed at Upper Heyford as No. 226 (Bomber) Squadron under the RAF Expansion Scheme.
In the summer of 1942 No. 226 Squadron provided the basis for the first operational action by the USAAF in Europe when the personnel of the 15th Bombardment Squadron (Separate) arrived in Britain as the spearhead of the Eighth Air Force.
Nine four-man USAAF crews arrived at Swanton Morley, the station at which No. 226 was then based, on 25th June, and in the afternoon of the 29th one of them helped eleven of No. 226's permanent crews to bomb Hazebrouck marshalling yards in Northern France.
www.raf.mod.uk /bombercommand/h226.html   (816 words)

 Douglas A-20 Havoc -- Chapter 25   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The 58th Bombardment Squadron received A-20As in late 1941, and was stationed at Hickham Field in Hawaii at the time of the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941.
However, no A-20s were available at that time to equip the 27th, and the first operational unit to fly the A-20 in actual battle was the 89th Bombardment Squadron of the 3rd Bombardment Group which began operations from Port Moresby in New Guinea on August 31, 1942.
III from No. 226 Squadron RAF on a sortie on June 29, 1942.
www.csd.uwo.ca /~pettypi/elevon/baugher_us/a20-25.html   (1405 words)

 Skylighters, The Web Site of the 225th AAA Searchlight Battalion: Searchlight Sites in the Newcastle/Sunderland Area: ...
No. 122 Squadron's Spitfires transferred to Catterick in August 1941, leaving 232, which had been there the previous month, and which eventually left for the Middle East in November.
No. 242 Squadron was here for two weeks in May 1942 with Spitfires, being replaced by the reformed 243 Squadron on June 1.
It was joined for a short period in August by 226 Squadron's Bostons, which had the misfortune to lose three aircraft in crashes on their first day at Ouston.
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 Eagle Squadrons
It was the RAF's policy to pick Englishmen as squadron and flight commanders and 16 of these British pilots served with the Eagle Squadrons.
Those squadrons based at the larger bases such as Biggin Hill and North Weald usually flew sweeps as part of a three squadron wing while those based at smaller bases such as Martlesham Heath flew solo sweeps or top cover for the wing in their sector.
On 29 September 1942 the Eagle Squadrons were incorporated into the Fourth Fighter Group, USAAF as the 334th(71), 335th(121), and 336th(133).
www.fourthfightergroup.com /eagles/es.html   (1167 words)

 Sqn Histories 226-230_P
No 226's last incarnation was as a Thor Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile unit at Catfoss from 1 August 1959 to 9 March 1963.
In June 1961, the squadron began to receive Whirlwind HAR Mk 10 helicopters and by the end of the year was fully equipped and the last of the fixed wing aircraft had left.
The squadron moved to Germany in January 1963 remaining there until January 1965, however, two months later the squadron was sent to Borneo remaining there for a further two years until finally retuning to the UK in January 1967.
www.rafweb.org /Sqn226-230.htm   (2344 words)

 RAF Coltishall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Towards the end of 1959 Coltishall's resident Hunter unit, No 74 Sqn, were informed that they were to be the first front line operational squadron in the RAF to be equipped with the Mach 2 capable English Electric Lightning.
The first Jaguar squadron at RAF Coltishall was No 54 (Fighter) Squadron, arriving on the 8th August 1974 from Coningsby under the command of Wing Commander Terry Carlton.
With the drawdown of the Jaguar Force and RAF Coltishall, No's.54(F) Sqn and 16(R) Sqn disbanded on the 11 Mar 2005.
www.raf.mod.uk /rafcoltishall/history.html   (1211 words)

 HyperWar: The Army Air Forces in WWII: Vol. I--Plans & Early Operations [Chapter 18]
RAF Bomber Command lent its assistance and, as training progressed, AAF element, flight, and squadron commanders were attached temporarily to British units, with which they flew a few fighter sweeps as wingmen.
Each of the three squadrons was attached for this purpose to separate wings of RAF No. 11 Group until they had gained enough combat experience to be able to fly as a group.
The RAF leader of the element attacking De Kooy reported the worst flak in his experience, and over-all losses in this one mission were declared to have been equal to the total losses of No. 226 Squadron in similar operations for the preceding five and one-half months.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/AAF/I/AAF-I-18.html   (5204 words)

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 Forgotten Firsts--May 1991
It was expected that the AAF squadron would operate as a night fighter unit with RAF "Turbinlight" Havocs, planes equipped with powerful search-lights to illuminate enemy aircraft for the fighters.
Lacking operational experience, 15th Bomb Squadron crews, who had arrived without their A-20s, prepared for bombing operations under the guidance of RAF 226 Squadron at Swanton Morley That squadron had been flying against targets in France and the Low Countries for several months.
The squadron flew a number of missions with Bomber Command and in October was transferred to Twelfth Air Force for support of Allied landings in North Africa.
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 Mitchell with Royal Air Force
The RAF was the only force to use the B-25 on raids against Europe from bases in the United Kingdom.
No 305 (Polish) Squadron flew Mitchell IIs from September to December 1943 before transitioning to Mosquitos.
The RAF was allocated 316 B-25Js as Mitchell IIIs.
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 RAF WWII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Lost 27 April 1944 with No. 613 Squadron and is buried in the Ensched, Eastern Cemetery, Netherlands.
F/O. Harry Wood Robson 39759 RAF Age 22 was the son of Robert Wood Robson and Isabella Ann Robson of Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire.
The night previous to this, on the 5/6 January the Squadron lost three aircraft with the loss of 14 crew killed and 7 became POW from the three aircraft.
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 SALTER, W/C George William (41315) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No
This tour was brought to an end prematurely by the fact that he was severely injured in an enemy bombing raid on an airfield at which he was then serving.
No citation other than "for gallantry and devotion to duty in the execution of air operations".
I then approached the RAF and finally in October 1940 was accepted for pilot's training in the RAFVR.
airforce.ca /canraf/CANRAF.S-Z.html   (5565 words)

 First USAAF Attack   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The squadron transferred to Molesworth, Huntingdonshire where it was placed under the wing (no pun intended) of No. 226 Squadron, RAF.
On 29 June 1942, the RAF squadron attacked the Hazebrouck marshalling yard near Lille, France and one of the 12 Boston IIIs used in the attack, RAF serial number AL743, was flown by a USAAF crew.
The lead RAF Boston escaped without damage but the American manned AL677 was hit and crashed in flames.
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 WW11 RAF Casualties buried in Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
She was admitted to hospital at RAF Station West Kirby on 25th February 1943 seriously ill and died on 12th April 1943.
Sgt Erdwin was serving with No 50 Squadron, RAF, and was a member a Hampden AD730 that flew into high ground on the return from Berlin at Blackhill, 4 miles south of Blessington, on the night of 17/18 April 1941.
S/Ldr MacClancy was serving with No 226 Squadron as a pilot.
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 Service of A-20 with USAAF
A detachment of the 386th Bombardment Squadron of the 312th BG briefly tried out a few B-32 Dominators in the last few weeks of the war, and plans were made for the entire Group to convert to the B-32 and become a Very Heavy Bombardment Group.
A single USAAF crew from the 15th Bombardment Squadron flew a Boston III from No. 226 Squadron RAF on a sortie on June 29, 1942.
Six crews from the 15th flew Boston IIIs from No 226 Squadron to join RAF crews in a July 4 raid against the Hazebrouck marshaling yards in Belgium.
home.att.net /~jbaugher4/a20_25.html   (1555 words)

 Fiftycal's Space 367th_FC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Dowding was given the design details of the new Supermarine fighter and was impressed enough to issue an official RAF specification so that funding was made available to meet most of the cost of the prototype.
These squadrons were equipped with Spit Vs and flew their first mission on 17 August 1942.
There was no need for interrupter gear to shoot through a propeller, and no need to "converge" wing guns.
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 North American B-25 Mitchell -- Chapter 22   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Some of these were used by No. 13 OTU in England, but again most of them went to No. 111 OTU in the Bahamas.
The RAF was allocated 316 B-25Js as Mitchell Mk.
681 and 684 Squadrons, flew the Mitchell (primarily Mk.
www.csd.uwo.ca /~pettypi/elevon/baugher_us/b025-22.html   (799 words)

 Corgi AA35304 - Diecast Model B-25 Mitchell RAF No.226 Sqn, RAF Swanton Morley, England, 1944: The Flying Mule   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The first operational B-25s to serve with the RAF were B-25Cs and Ds which were designated Mitchell Mk.II by the RAF.
THe RAF Mitchells generally retained the retractable ventral turret since protection from below was absolutely essential for medium-altitude bombing operations over Europe.
In the build up to D-Day, some Mitchell's were based in Holland, including No.226 squadron which were successfully deployed in operations in that theatre.
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 USAF Museum - WWII Combat Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
On the Fourth of July, 1942, six of its crews accompanied six British crews of the RAF No. 226 Squadron on a low-level attack against enemy airfields in Holland.
Twelve B-17s, escorted by RAF Spitfires, attacked the Sotteville railroad yards at Rouen, France while six other B-17s made a diversionary sweep along the French coast.
Four fighter and two heavy bomber groups were transferred to Africa, leaving one fighter group (formerly the three Eagle Squadrons) and six heavy bomber groups in England.
www.wpafb.af.mil /museum/history/wwii/ce3.htm   (255 words)

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Summary: Mitchell with RAF Sender: news@ssbunews.ih.att.com (Netnews Administration) Nntp-Posting-Host: usgp1.ih.att.com Reply-To: jfb@uscbu.ih.att.com Organization: AT&T Date: Tue, 14 Feb 1995 00:57:23 GMT Lines: 150 The Royal Air Force (RAF) was an early customer for the B-25 via Lend-Lease.
This squadron had been formed in June 1940 from personnel of the Royal Dutch Naval Air Service who had reached England following the occupation of Holland by the Germans.
The Mitchell IIIs that reached Britain were issued as replacement aircraft for 2 Group's Mitchell IIs from November 1944, although two Group squadrons retained the Mk II since they regarded it as having better control response because it was lighter.
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 GSC Korea textures
The tail motif is that originally carried on the nose (port side) of an XV squadron aircraft, ZD790 'Debbie'.
This scheme is based on the colours carried by RAF Jaguar GR.1s in the 1970s and 80s.
The squadron responsible for the Jaguar display ship was No.226 OCU Squadron, which also carrys the shadow squadron designation No.16.
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 Blog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
McPhersons squadron mate Lt. Dennis Chamberlain was also credited with an Fw 190 destroyed, plus a damaged, and two others were likewise damaged, making a total of 3-0-3 for the 429th, including the victory by Major Bowman from Headquarters.
It is marked as an F-86D assigned to the 97th Fighter Interceptor Squadron at Wright-Patterson AFB during the mid-1950s.
The P-38L on display, painted as a P-38J with the 55th Fighter Squadron based in England, was donated to the Museum in 1961 by the Bob Bean Aircraft Corp., Hawthorne, California and the Kaufmann Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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RAF flown by J. Zumbach, 03/1942 RF-D BM144-303 (Polish) Sqn.
RAF flown by J. Zumbach, 05/1942 RF-D EN951-303 (Polish) Sqn.
RAF, flow by B. Arct, August 1944 JZ HB868-flown by W/Cdr.
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 British Military Aviation in 1942- Part 4
The Victoria Cross is posthumously awarded to Flying Officer L.T. Manser for his selfless efforts to enable his crew to escape from their burning bomber, an Avro Manchester of No.50 Squadron, RAF Bomber Command.
Captain Charles Kegelman and his crew from the 15th Bombardment Squadron (Light), US Eighth Air Force, fly a Douglas Boston light bomber of No.226 Squadron, No.2 Group, RAF Bomber Command during an attack by twelve Bostons from that squadron on the marshalling yard at Hazebrouck.
Six Douglas Boston light bombers of the 15th Bombardment Squadron (Light) accompany six Bostons of No.226 Squadron in attacks upon Luftwaffe airfields at De Kooy, Bergen, Haamstede and Valkenburg in the Netherlands.
www.rafmuseum.org.uk /milestones-of-flight/british_military/1942_4.html   (959 words)

The RAF originally intended to use the aircraft purely as an advanced trainer, but this was later changed to the offensive support role on cost grounds.
The first RAF aircraft took to the air in October 1969, and each air force placed orders for 200 aircraft - the RAF opting for 165 single-seat and 35 two-seat aircraft.
A variety of weapons including cluster, freefall, retard and laser guided bombs, as well as rockets can be carried on the four wing and one fuselage stations.
members.tripod.com /TJGladman/Jaguar.html   (397 words)

 The Eagle Squadrons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
On 29 September 1942 the Eagle Squadrons were incorporated into the Fourth Fighter Group, USAAF as the 334th(71), 335th(121), and 336th(133)." (quoted from the Fourth Fighter Group)
Eagle Squadrons from Fourth Fighter Group includes Map and Spitfire and Squadrons 71 and 121 and 133
Remembering the Eagle Squadron by Phil Caine, from Sparton School of Aeronautics in Tulsa
history.acusd.edu /gen/WW2Timeline/eaglesquadron.html   (796 words)

 Corgi 1:72 bombers
It carries 20 mission symbols and wears 99th BG late war markings with the addition of a shark-tooted chin turret which is a point of debate over when or if it, in fact, had been decorated as such.
Stranraers arrived in December 1938 and in September 1939, the squadron moved to Invergordon to cover the North Sea.
It moved again in October, to Oban, where in December it began to re-equip with the Saro Lerwick, however, this aircraft proved to be something of a failure and in April 1941 they were replaced by Catalinas.
www.sierratoysoldier.com /corgi_Allied_Bombers_Europe.htm   (1258 words)

 Sqn Markings 226-250_P
No 226 - 230 Squadron Aircraft and Markings
Sunderlands carried Sqn No on fuselage - 1956 - 1957
Images marked # are to show aircraft type not squadron markings
www.rafweb.org /SqnMark226-230.htm   (134 words)

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