No. 126 (Persian Gulf) Squadron RAF
1 March 1918 – 17 August 1918
28 June 1941 – 10 March 1946
Royal Air Force
"Foremost in attack"
Maltese Cross under a laurel wreath.
V (Jun 1942 – Dec 1942)
MK (Dec 1942 – May 1943)
5J (Apr 1943 – Mar 1946)
No. 126 (Persian Gulf) Squadron RAF was a Royal Air Force Squadron formed to be a day bomber unit in World War I and reformed as a fighter unit in World War II.
History [ edit ]
Formation and World War I [ edit ]
No. 126 Squadron was formed on 1 March 1918 and became a unit of the Royal Flying Corps Royal Air Force a month later, but it disbanded on 17 August 1918.
Reformation in World War II [ edit ]
The squadron reformed in 1941 as a fighter unit equipped with
Hawker Hurricanes and was stationed in Malta to provide air defence for the island. It was re-equipped with Spitfires and then operated from Sicily and Italy. It moved to the UK in April 1944 and was disbanded on 10 March 1946 after a period equipped with the Mustang.
Aircraft operated [ edit ]
Aircraft operated by no. 126 Squadron RAF
Hawker Hurricane IIA
Supermarine Spitfire VB
North American P-51 Mustang II
North American P-51 Mustang
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