No. 174 Squadron RAF
|No. 174 (Mauritius) Squadron RAF|
3 March 1942 – 8 April 1945|
26 August 1945 – 6 September 1945
9 September 1945 – 31 March 1946
|Branch||Royal Air Force|
|Squadron Badge||A springing winged Sambur deer|
|Squadron codes||XP (March 1942 – April 1946)|
Formation in World War II
The squadron formed on 2 March 1942 at RAF Manston and equipped with Hurricanes and then rocket armed Typhoons in April 1943. They participated in the Dieppe Raid, and were involved in attacks on shipping and V-1 flying bomb launch sites from several bases in the UK. The squadron moved to Camilly, France after D-Day and then withdrew back to the UK, before joining the allied advance across Europe. The squadron disbanded in Germany on 8 April 1945 upon renumbering as No. 137 Squadron RAF, then reformed for two further brief periods and was equipped with Tempests in September 1945 before final disbandment at on 31 March 1946 at Faßberg, Germany.
|Mar 1942||Apr 1943||Hawker Hurricane||IIB|
|Apr 1943||Apr 1945||Hawker Typhoon||IB|
|Aug 1945||Sep 1945||Hawker Typhoon||IB|
|Sep 1945||Apr 1946||Hawker Tempest||V|
- "Dieppe, 19 août 1942 : La disparition d'Émile (dit François) Fayolle". Retrieved 19 March 2016.
- "Hawker Hurricane IIb - BE421/XP-L". Flying Legends. Touchdown Aviation. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
- C.G.Jefford (1988). RAF Squadrons. UK Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-053-6.
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