During 1942 it was decided that 24 Squadron was too large and the internal communication flight became no. 510 Squadron on 15 October 1942 at RAF Hendon. The squadron inherited an assortment of light transport types to allow it fly communications and liaison flights within the United Kingdom. On 8 April 1944, still at RAF Hendon, the squadron was disbanded when it was renamed to the Metropolitan Communications Squadron, inheriting the aircraft and code(s) of 510 squadron.
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