No. 188 Squadron RAF

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No. 188 Squadron RAF
Active 20 Dec 1917 – 1 March 1919
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Motto(s) None
Insignia
Squadron Badge None
Squadron Code XD (Apr 1939 - Sep 1939)

No. 188 Squadron RAF was a Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force Squadron that was a night training unit towards the end of World War I.

History[edit]

Formation in World War I[edit]

The squadron formed at Throwley Aerodrome on 20 December 1917 to train night-fighter pilots and was equipped with Avro 504s. It also trained pilots to fly the Sopwith Camel and Sopwith Pup at night. It disbanded on 1 March 1919 and never reformed in later years, however a squadron code was allocated to it in 1939.

Aircraft operated[edit]

Aircraft operated by No. 188 Squadron RAF[1]
From To Aircraft Variant
Dec 1917 Mar 1919 Avro 504 K
Jun 1918 Mar 1919 Sopwith Camel
Jun 1918 Mar 1919 Sopwith Pup

References[edit]

  1. ^ C.G.Jefford (1988). RAF Squadrons. UK Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-053-6. 

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