No. 244 Squadron RAF

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No. 244 Squadron RAF
Active 25 July 1918 – 22 January 1919
1 November 1940 – 1 May 1945
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Motto None
Insignia
Squadron Badge None
Squadron Codes VM (Apr 1939 - Sep 1939)

No. 244 Squadron RAF was a Royal Air Force Squadron formed as an anti–submarine unit in World War I and a bomber unit in the Middle East in World War II.

History[edit]

Formation and World War I[edit]

No. 244 Squadron Royal Flying Corps was formed on 25 July 1918 and operated DH.6s from Bangor, Wales on anti-submarine patrols and disbanded on 22 January 1919.

Reformation in World War II[edit]

The squadron reformed on 1 November 1940 at Shaibah, Iraq. It was equipped with Vincents and was involved in quelling the Iraqi uprising in May 1941. It re-equipped with Blenheims for anti-submarine patrols and moved to Sharjah. Wellingtons were delivered in February 1944 and the squadron moved to Masirah where it disbanded on 1 May 1945.

Aircraft operated[edit]

Aircraft operated by no. 244 Squadron RAF
From To Aircraft Variant
Jul 1918 Jan 1919 Airco DH.6
Nov 1940 Jan 1943 Vickers Vincent IIB
Apr 1942 Dec 1942 Bristol Blenheim IV
Oct 1942 Apr 1944 Bristol Blenheim V
Feb 1944 May 1945 Vickers Wellington XIII

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