|No. 272 Squadron RAF
||25 July 1918 – 5 March 1919
18 November 1940 – 30 April 1945
|| United Kingdom
|| Royal Air Force
||A person in armour wearing a helmet
||XK (Nov 1940 - May 1941)
No. 272 Squadron RAF was a Royal Air Force Squadron formed as an anti–submarine unit in World War I and a coastal fighter unit in World War II.
Formation and World War I
No. 272 Squadron Royal Flying Corps was formed on 25 July 1918 and operated DH.6s from Machrihanish, Scotland on anti-submarine patrols and disbanded on 5 March 1919.
Reformation in World War II
The squadron reformed on 19 November 1940 at RAF Aldergrove. It received Blenheims and then converted to Beaufighters. It was then based in Crete to provide protection for convoys and at Luqa, Malta and Sicily following Operation Husky. on September 8, 1944, she was attacked by 12 Royal Air Force Beaufighters of 272 Squadron at Capodistria Bay south of Trieste. As the allied forces advanced into Italy it moved to Alghero and Foggia and it disbanded at Gragnano on 30 April 1945.
Aircraft operated by no. 272 Squadron RAF