No. 528 Squadron RAF

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No. 528 Squadron RAF
Active 28 Jun 1943 – 1 Sep 1944
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Role Radar calibration
Insignia
Squadron Codes OS (Jun 1943 – Sep 1944)[1]

No. 528 Squadron RAF was a radar calibration unit of the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, active from June 1943 until September 1944.

History[edit]

No. 528 Squadron was formed on 28 June 1943 at RAF Filton for radar calibration duties[2] in the West Country,[3] using Bristol Blenheims and de Havilland Hornet Moths. On 15 May 1944 the squadron moved north to RAF Digby, Lincolnshire for similar tasks, until it was disbanded on 1 September 1944 by being absorbed into No. 527 Squadron RAF.[4]

Aircraft operated[edit]

Aircraft operated by No. 528 Squadron, data from[2][3][4]
From To Aircraft Version
June 1943 September 1944 Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV
June 1943 September 1944 de Havilland Hornet Moth

Squadron bases[edit]

Bases and airfields used by No. 528 Squadron RAF, data from[2][3][4]
From To Base
28 June 1943 15 May 1944 RAF Filton, Gloucestershire
15 May 1944 1 September 1944 RAF Digby, Lincolnshire

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Flintham and Thomas 2003, p. 96.
  2. ^ a b c Halley 1988, p. 401.
  3. ^ a b c Rawlings 1982, p. 261.
  4. ^ a b c Jefford 2001, p. 97.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Flintham, Vic and Andrew Thomas. Combat Codes: A full explanation and listing of British, Commonwealth and Allied air force unit codes since 1938. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 2003. ISBN 1-84037-281-8.
  • Halley, James J. The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force & Commonwealth 1918–1988. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air Britain (Historians), 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 (second edition 2001). ISBN 1-85310-053-6.
  • Rawlings, John D.R. Coastal, Support and Special Squadrons of the RAF and their Aircraft. London: Jane's Publishing Company, 1982. ISBN 0-7106-0187-5.

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