|No. 143 Squadron RAF
||1 February 1918 – 31 October 1919
15 June 1941 – 25 May 1945
|| United Kingdom
|| Royal Air Force
||Latin: Vincere est vivere ‘To conquer is to live’
||HO (Jun 1941 - Aug 1943, Jul 1944 - Oct 1944) )
NE (Oct 1944 - Jul 1945)
No. 143 Squadron RAF was a Royal Air Force Squadron formed as a fighter unit in the First World War and reformed as an RAF Coastal Command fighter and anti-submarine unit in Second World War.
Formation and the First World War
Squadron De Havilland Mosquito
No. 143 Squadron Royal Flying Corps was formed on 1 March 1918 and became a unit of the Royal Air Force, but it disbanded on 31 October 1919 having operated the Sopwith Camel and Sopwith Snipe.
Reformation in the Second World War
The squadron reformed in June 1941 as a coastal command long range fighter unit based at RAF Aldergrove unit and equipped with the Bristol Beaufighter. It was then stationed in Scotland, Northern Ireland and East Anglia and employed on anti-shipping missions. It re-equipped with the de Havilland Mosquito and was disbanded on 25 May 1945.