List of Battle of Britain squadrons
This is a list of the officially accredited Battle of Britain units with their aircraft types, code letters, call signs and casualties.
On 9 November 1960, the Air Ministry published Air Ministry Order N850 which officially defined the qualifications for aircrew to be classified as having participated in the Battle of Britain. The AMO also defined the squadrons that were deemed to have fought in the battle under the control of RAF Fighter Command between 0001 hours on 10 July and 2359 hours on 31 October 1940; the official beginning and end of the battle.
- Ramsay, 1989, pp.252–255
- 41 Squadron’s Battle of Britain pilots comprised 49 men aged from 18 to 32. Forty-two were British, three Irish, two were Canadian and two were New Zealanders. Casualties were sustained by almost half the men: eleven (22.5%) were killed and twelve (24.5%) were wounded, and one of the squadron’s ground crew was killed in the Blitz.
- Note: The squadron code letters QJ were the same as those of 92 Squadron. The codes changed to YQ in 1941
- Warszawski im. Tadeusza Kościuszki
- in normal naval use flown with a navigator, these were flown solo
- Ramsay, Winston (editor). The Battle of Britain Then and Now Mk V. London: Battle of Britain Prints International Ltd, 1989. ISBN 0-900913-46-0