No. 670 Squadron RAF

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No. 670 Squadron RAF
Active 16 November 1944 – 1 July 1946
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Role Glider squadron
Part of No. 229 Group RAF, South East Asia Command[1]
Motto In Silence we Strike (unofficial)[2]
Insignia
Squadron Badge A winged cobra (unofficial)[2]
Squadron Codes No code(s) known to have been used by this squadron[3][4]

No. 670 Squadron RAF was a glider squadron of the Royal Air Force active during the Second World War.

History[edit]

No. 670 Squadron was formed at Fatehjang, Punjab, (then) British India on 14 December 1944[5] as a glider squadron, with the intention of being used for airborne operations by South East Asia Command. It continued to train, as part of No. 343 Wing RAF, until the surrender of Japan, when it became surplus to requirements. The squadron was disbanded on 1 July 1946 at Chaklala, Punjab, British India.[5]

A Waco CG-4 (Hadrian) in British service.

Present[edit]

The squadron today is represented by 670 Squadron of 2 (Training) Regiment, Army Air Corps.

A de Havilland Tiger Moth restored in wartime colours.

Aircraft operated[edit]

An Airspeed Horsa under tow.
Aircraft operated by no. 670 Squadron RAF, data from[5]
From To Aircraft Version
January 1945 June 1945 Hadrian
July 1945 July 1946 de Havilland Tiger Moth Mk.II
December 1945 June 1946 Airspeed Horsa

Squadron bases[edit]

Bases and airfields used by no. 670 Squadron RAF, data from[5][6]
From To Base
14 December 1944 30 May 1945 Fatehjang, Punjab, British India
30 May 1945 1 June 1945 Dhamial, Punjab, British India
1 June 1945 23 June 1945 Basal, Punjab, British India
23 June 1945 26 July 1945 Upper Topa Camp, Punjab, British India
26 July 1945 1 April 1946 Fatehjang, Punjab, British India
1 April 1946 1 July 1946 Chaklala, Punjab, British India

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bowyer, Michael J.F. and John D.R. Rawlings. Squadron Codes, 1937-56. Cambridge, UK: Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1979. ISBN 0-85059-364-6.
  • Delve, Ken. The Source Book of the RAF. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 1994. ISBN 1-85310-451-5.
  • 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 Ltd., 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) 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 (second edition 2001). ISBN 1-85310-053-6.
  • Rawlings, John. 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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