No. 95 Squadron RAF
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|No. 95 Squadron RAF|
|Active||(RFC) 8 October 1917 – 4 July 1918
(RAF) 16 January 1941 - 30 June 1945
|Branch||Royal Air Force|
|Motto(s)||Latin: Trans mare exivi
("I went out over the sea.")
|Battle honours||•World War II
|Squadron Badge heraldry||On a mount in waves of the sea in front of a palm tree, a crowned crane displayed.|
|Squadron Codes||PX allocated April 1939 - September 1939
SE January 1941 - August 1942
No. 95 Squadron was a squadron of the RFC and RAF.
First world war
The squadron was formed as part of the Royal Flying Corps on 8 October 1917 at Ternhill, Shropshire out of No. 43 Training Squadron using a variety of aircraft. On 30 October 1917 the squadron moved to Shotwick near Chester. The squadron was intended to move to France in April 1918 using the Sopwith Camel, the intended aircraft were later changed to Sopwith Dolphins but with delays it remained at Shotwick in the training role. Other attempts were made to get aircraft and prepare for a move to France but the squadron was disbanded on 4 July 1918 without ever getting its own aircraft.
Second World War
- Moved to Freetown, Sierra Leone, on 17 March 1941
- Moved to Gambia in March 1943, with detachments to Sierra Leone, Dakar and Liberia
- Disbanded on 30 June 1945
- "History of No. 95 Squadron.". The Royal Air Force - History Section. Retrieved 20 January 2010.
- "No. 95 Squadron Memoirs, Photos and Documents.". GW Gregory Ex-RAF 95 Squadron. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
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