No. 650 Squadron RAF

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No. 650 Squadron RAF
Active 1 December 1943 – 26 June 1945
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Role anti aircraft co-operation
Insignia
Squadron Codes T7 (Dec 1943 – Jun 1945)[1][2]

No. 650 Squadron RAF was an anti aircraft co-operation squadron of the Royal Air Force during the Second World War.

History[edit]

No. 650 squadron was formed on 1 December 1943 at RAF Cark, Cumbria from 'D' Flight of 289 Squadron and 1614 (anti aircraft co-operation) Flight.[3][4][5] It was equipped with Miles Martinets for target towing, and later also used Hawker Hurricanes in that role. In November 1944 it moved to RAF Bodorgan, Anglesey, Wales and was disbanded there on 26 June 1945.[3][4]

Aircraft operated[edit]

Aircraft operated by no. 650 Squadron RAF, data from[3][4]
From To Aircraft Version
December 1943 June 1945 Miles Martinet Mk.I
April 1944 June 1945 Hawker Hurricane Mk.IV

Squadron bases[edit]

Bases and airfields used by no. 650 Squadron RAF, data from[3][4]
From To Base Remarks
1 December 1943 18 November 1944 RAF Cark, Cumbria
18 November 1944 26 June 1945 RAF Bodorgan, Anglesey, Wales Dets. at RAF Cark, Cumbria; RAF Woodvale, Lancashire;
RAF Valley, Anglesey and RAF Hutton Cranswick, East Riding of Yorkshire

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bowyer and Rawlings 1979, pp. 99–100.
  2. ^ Flintham and Thomas 2003, p. 107.
  3. ^ a b c d Halley 1988, p. 444.
  4. ^ a b c d Jefford 2001, p. 102.
  5. ^ Sturtivant and Hamlin 2007, p. 128.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bowyer, Michael J.F. and John D.R. Rawlings. Squadron Codes, 1937–56. Cambridge, UK: Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1979. ISBN 0-85059-364-6.
  • Flintham, Vic and Andrew Thomas. Combat Codes: A full explanation and listing of British, Commonwealth and Allied air force unit codes since 1938. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing Ltd., 2003. ISBN 1-84037-281-8.
  • Halley, James J. The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force & Commonwealth 1918–1988. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air Britain (Historians) Ltd., 1988. ISBN 0-85130-164-9.
  • Jefford, Wing Commander C.G., MBE, BA, RAF(Retd.). RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive Record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 2001. ISBN 1-84037-141-2.
  • 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.

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