No. 183 Squadron RAF

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No. 183 (Gold Coast) Squadron RAF
Active 1 November 1942 – 15 November 1945
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Motto Versatility
Insignia
Squadron Badge A demi-dragon holding rockets with maple leaves
Identification
symbol
HF (November 1942 – November 1945)

No. 183 (Gold Coast) Squadron RAF was a Royal Air Force Squadron that was a fighter-bomber unit in World War II.

History[edit]

Formation in World War II[edit]

The squadron formed in 2 March 1942 at RAF Church Fenton and then equipped with rocket armed Typhoons. It was involved in attacks on targets in France from the UK. The squadron then moved to airstrips on the beachhead in France after the D-Day landings, before joining the allied advance across Europe via the Netherlands, attacking targets of opportunity on the battlefield.

The Squadron returned to the UK after the end of hostilities and converted to Spitfires at RAF Chilbolton and then to Tempests. It disbanded upon re-numbering as No. 54 Squadron RAF on 15 November 1945.

Aircraft operated[edit]

Aircraft operated by no. 183 Squadron RAF
From To Aircraft Variant
Nov 1942 Feb 1943 Hawker Hurricane I
Nov 1942 Dec 1942 Hawker Typhoon IA
Nov 1942 Jun 1945 Hawker Typhoon IB
Jun 1945 Nov 1945 Supermarine Spitfire IX
Oct 1945 Nov 1945 Hawker Tempest II

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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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