No. 1302 Flight RAF

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No. 1302 Flight RAF
Hurricane Mk IIC LF363.jpg
A Hawker Hurricane from the Battle of Britain flight
Active 31 July 1943 – 1 June 1946
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Air Force Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Air Force
Role Meteorological reconnaissance
Part of No. 225 Group RAF, Air Command South East Asia[1]
Insignia
Squadron Badge heraldry No known badge
Squadron Codes No known identification code for the flight is known to have been carried

No. 1302 (Meteorological) Flight was formed at RAF Yelahanka, Karnataka, British India, on 31 July 1943 by re-designating No. 3 Meteorological Flight RAF.[2] The flight was disbanded on 1 June 1946[3] at RAF Bangalore, Karnataka, British India.

Aircraft operated[edit]

Aircraft operated by no. 1302 Flight RAF, data from[2][3]
From To Aircraft Version Example
February 1944 1 June 1946 Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV Z7611
March 1944 1 June 1946 Vickers Wellington Mk.Ic HX773
 ? 1 June 1946 Boulton Paul Defiant
August 1944 1 June 1946 Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIc LD402
August 1944 1 June 1946 Hawker Hurricane Mk.IId KX243

Flight airfields[edit]

Camps and airfields used by No. 1302 Flight RAF, data from[2][3]
From To Base
31 July 1943 14 March 1944 RAF Yelahanka, Karnataka, British India
14 March 1944  ? RAF St. Thomas Mount, Madras, British India
 ? 1 June 1946 RAF Bangalore, Karnataka, British India

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Delve 1994, pp. 76, 84.
  2. ^ a b c Lake 1999, p. 84.
  3. ^ a b c Sturtivant and Hamlin 2007, p. 118.
Bibliography
  • Delve, Ken. The Source Book of the RAF. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 1994. ISBN 1-85310-451-5.
  • Lake, Alan. Flying Units of the RAF. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 1999. ISBN 1-84037-086-6.
  • Sturtivant, Ray, ISO and John Hamlin. RAF Flying Training And Support Units since 1912. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd., 2007. ISBN 0-85130-365-X.