No. 244 Squadron Royal Flying Corps was formed on 25 July 1918 as part of the reorganization of 255 Squadron and operated DH.6s from Bangor, Wales on anti-submarine patrols and disbanded on 22 January 1919.
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.