No. 330 Squadron RAF

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No. 330 (Norwegian) Squadron RAF
Active 25 April 1941 – 21 November 1945
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Allegiance Norway Norwegian Government in exile
Branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force

No. 330 (Norwegian) Squadron was a Royal Air Force aircraft squadron formed at RAF Reykjavik, Iceland on 25 April 1941 manned by exiled Norwegian aircrew and, initially, Norwegian procured aircraft. The squadron operated throughout the Second World War.[1]

History[edit]

After the squadron's formation in 1941 at RAF Reykjavik, Iceland it flew Northrop N-3PB Nomads on convoy escort, anti-submarine patrols, anti-shipping sorties and other operations across the North East Atlantic.[2] At the end of the war the squadron was disbanded by the RAF on 21 November 1945 and then transferred to Norwegian control as No. 330 Squadron RNoAF whose squadron number and markings they retain to this day.[2]

Aircraft operated[edit]

Dates Aircraft Variant Notes
25 April 1941[1] Northrop N-3PB Nomad Single-engined floatplane patrol bomber/torpedo bomber built to a Norwegian specification.
Jul 1942[1] Consolidated PBY Catalina Twin-engined flying boat patrol bomber.
February 1943[1]
March 1943
April 1945
Short S.25 Sunderland II
III
V
Four-engined flying boat patrol bomber.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Jefford 1988, p 89
  2. ^ a b Orbis 1985, p. 4100

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