No. 587 Squadron RAF
|No. 587 Squadron RAF|
|Active||1 December 1943 – 15 June 1946|
|Branch||Royal Air Force|
|Squadron Codes||M4 (Dec 1943 – Jun 1946)|
No. 587 Squadron RAF was an anti-aircraft co-operation squadron of the Royal Air Force from 1943 to 1946.
The squadron was formed at RAF Weston Zoyland, England on 1 December 1943, from 1600 Flight, 1601 Flight and 1625 Flight for anti-aircraft co-operation duties over Wales and the south east of England. It operated a variety of aircraft in this role. Due to the ongoing training requirement the squadron was not disbanded at the end of the war and it moved to RAF Tangmere on 1 June 1946 to cover the south coast, but was disbanded shortly afterwards on 15 June 1946.
|December 1943||February 1944||Airspeed Oxford|
|December 1943||May 1944||Hawker Henley||Mk.III|
|December 1943||June 1945||Hawker Hurricane||Mk.IV|
|December 1943||August 1945||Miles Martinet|
|March 1944||June 1945||Hawker Hurricane||Mk.IIc|
|October 1944||June 1946||Vultee Vengeance||Mk.IV|
|April 1945||May 1945||North American Mustang||Mk.I|
|July 1945||June 1946||Supermarine Spitfire||Mk.XVI|
|1 December 1943||10 April 1944||RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset|
|10 April 1944||1 October 1944||RAF Culmhead, Somerset||Dets. at RAF Pengam Moors, Glamorgan, Wales; RAF Colerne, Wiltshire
and RAF Carew Cheriton, Pembrokeshire, Wales
|1 October 1944||1 June 1946||RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset||Dets. at RAF Middle Wallop, Hampshire and RAF Ibsley, Hampshire|
|1 June 1946||15 June 1946||RAF Tangmere, West Sussex|
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