No. 127 Wing RCAF

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No. 127 Wing
Country  United Kingdom
Branch Air Force Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Air Force / Royal Canadian Air Force
Role Air supremacy
Size Wing
Part of No. 11 Group RAF
2nd Tactical Air Force (2 TAF)
Garrison/HQ RAF Kenley
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Hugh Constant Godefroy
J.E. Johnson
Aircraft flown
Attack Hawker Typhoon
Fighter Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX

No. 127 Wing RCAF was a formation of the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. It comprised No. 403 Squadron RCAF, No. 416 Squadron RCAF and No. 443 Squadron RCAF.

127 Wing, or the 'Kenley Wing', based at RAF Kenley, was led by Wing Commander 'Johnnie' Johnson from Spring to September 1943, and he returned to command it during the Normandy Campaign.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnnie Johnson, Wing Leader, London: Chatto & Windus, 1956/Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1959.