14 Squadron SAAF

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14 Squadron, SAAF
Royal Air Force Operations in the Middle East and North Africa, 1939-1943. CM1326.jpg
24 Sqn Maryland being refuelled at Ma'aten Bagush, Egypt
Active ??-21 April 1941
Country South Africa
Branch South African Air Force
Role Medium Bomber

14 Squadron was a South African Air Force Squadron during the Second World War. The Squadron was initially deployed in support of operations in East Africa and was transferred to Egypt in April 1941 when hostilities ceased in East Africa. It had been partially re-equipped with Marylands in early 1941 and was fully converted to these aircraft once in Egypt. On arrival in Egypt, it was renamed 24 Squadron SAAF in order to prevent confusion with RAF No. 14 Squadron.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shores, Christopher; Massimello, Giovanni; Guest, Russell. A History of the Mediterranean Air War: 1940-1945: Vol I: North Africa June 1940 - January 1942. London: Grub Street. p. 162. ISBN 9781908117076.