No. 326 Squadron RAF

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No. 326 Squadron RAF
Active 1 December 1943 - November 1945
Country  United Kingdom
Allegiance  Free French Forces
Branch  Royal Air Force
Insignia
Squadron Badge heraldry None
Squadron code QU (December 1943 – November 1945

The No. 326 (GC/II/7 'Nice') Squadron RAF was a Free French fighter squadron given a Royal Air Force squadron number during World War II.

History[edit]

The squadron was formed in Calvi, Corsica on 1 December 1943 from GC/II/7 'Nice' squadron and was equipped with British Spitfire aircraft.

The Squadron followed the allied advance through Europe from Southern France supporting the Free French Army and by April 1945 was operating from Grossachsenheim, Germany. It was under RAF control until November 1945 when it disbanded upon reversion to French control.

Aircraft operated[edit]

Aircraft operated by no. 326 Squadron RAF
From To Aircraft Variant
Dec 1943 Oct 1944 Supermarine Spitfire VC
Apr 1944 Nov 1945 Supermarine Spitfire IX
Jun 1944 Nov 1945 Supermarine Spitfire VIII

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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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