No. 282 Squadron RAF

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No. 282 Squadron RAF
Active 1 January 1943 - 12 January 1944
1 February 1944 - 19 July 1945
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Role air-sea rescue
Part of Coastal Command
Insignia
Squadron Codes B4 (Jan 1943 - Jul 1945)

No. 282 Squadron was a Royal Air Force air-sea rescue squadron during the second world war.

History[edit]

No. 282 Squadron was formed at RAF Castletown, Scotland on 1 January 1943 as an air-sea rescue squadron. The squadron was equipped with the Supermarine Walrus and the Avro Anson. The squadron disbanded on 12 January 1944 when it was absorbed by 278 Squadron.

The squadron reformed at RAF Davidstow Moor on 1 February 1944 to provide air-sea rescue cover of the Western Approaches. The squadron kept the Walrus aircraft and additionally operated the Vickers Warwick and Supermarine Sea Otter.

At the end of the Second World War the squadron disbanded at RAF St Eval on 19 July 1945.

Aircraft operated[edit]

From To Aircraft Version
Jan 1943 Jan 1944 Supermarine Walrus Mk.II
Mar 1943 Jan 1944 Avro Anson Mk.I
Feb 1944 Jul 1945 Vickers Warwick Mk.I
Mar 1945 Jul 1945 Supermarine Walrus Mk.II
Mar 1945 Jul 1945 Supermarine Sea Otter Mk.II

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Rawlings 1982, p. 252.
  2. ^ Halley 1988, p. 346.
  3. ^ Jefford 2001, p. 85.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Halley, James J. The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force and Commonwealth, 1918-1988. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air Britain (Historians) Ltd., 1988. ISBN 0-85130-164-9.
  • Jefford, Wing Commander C.G., MBE, BA, RAF(Retd). RAF Squadrons: A Comprehensive Record of the Movement and Equipment of All RAF Squadrons and Their Antecedents Since 1912, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 1988. ISBN 1853100536. (second revised edition 2001. ISBN 1-84037-141-2.)
  • Rawlings, John D.R. Coastal, Support and Special Squadrons of the RAF and their Aircraft. London: Jane's Publishing Company Ltd., 1982. ISBN 0-7106-0187-5.

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