No. 672 Squadron RAF

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No. 672 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]
Insignia
Squadron Badge No badge authorised[2]
Squadron Codes No code(s) known to have been used by this squadron[3][4]

No. 672 Squadron RAF was a glider squadron of the Royal Air Force active during the Second World War.

History[edit]

No. 672 Squadron was formed at Bikram, Patna in India on 16 November 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. 344 Wing RAF, until the surrender of Japan, when it became surplus to requirements. The squadron was disbanded as last unit of 344 Wing at Chaklala on 1 July 1946.[5]

Present[edit]

The squadron today is represented by 672 Squadron of 9 Regiment, Army Air Corps.

A Waco CG-4 (Hadrian) in British service.
A de Havilland Tiger Moth restored in wartime colours.

Aircraft operated[edit]

Aircraft operated by no. 672 Squadron RAF, data from[5]
From To Aircraft Version
November 1944 August 1945 Hadrian
November 1944 August 1945 de Havilland Tiger Moth Mk.II

Squadron bases[edit]

Bases and airfields used by no. 673 Squadron RAF, data from[5][6]
From To Base
16 November 1944 26 February 1945 Bikram, Bihar, British India
26 February 1945 30 April 1945 Belgaum, Karnataka, British India
30 April 1945 August 1945 Bikram, Bihar, British India
August 1945 19 November 1945 Kargi Road, Chhattisgarh, British India
19 November 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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