No. 128 Squadron RAF

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No. 128 Squadron RAF
Active 1 February 1918 – 4 July 1918
7 October 1941 – 8 March 1943
5 September 1944 – 31 March 1946
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Motto Latin: Fulminis Instar (Like a Thunderbolt)
Insignia
Squadron Heraldry A shuttle
Squadron Codes WG (October 1941 – March 1943)
M5 (September 1944 – March 1946)

No. 128 Squadron RAF was a Royal Air Force Squadron formed to be a day bomber unit in World War I and reformed as a fighter unit in World War II.

History[edit]

Formation and World War I[edit]

No. 128 Squadron Royal Flying Corps was formed on 1 February 1918 and became a unit of the Royal Air Force, but it disbanded on 4 July 1918 having not become operational.

Reformation in World War II[edit]

The squadron reformed in 1941 as a fighter unit equipped with Hurricanes in Sierra Leone. It was disbanded in 1943 and reformed in 1944 at RAF Wyton.

Post war[edit]

From 20 September 1945 the unit was based Melsbroek, Belgium and then briefly in Germany before being disbanded upon renumbering on 31 March 1946.

Aircraft operated[edit]

Aircraft operated by no. 128 Squadron RAF
From To Aircraft Variant
Oct 1941 Jan 1943 Hawker Hurricane Mk I
Nov 1942 Mar 1943 Hawker Hurricane Mk IIB
Sep 1944 Nov 1944 de Havilland Mosquito XX
Oct 1944 Nov 1944 de Havilland Mosquito XXV
Oct 1944 Mar 1946 de Havilland Mosquito XVI

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References[edit]

  1. ^ C.G.Jefford (1988). RAF Squadrons. UK Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-053-6. 

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