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No. 670 Squadron RAF

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670 Squardon 1945
670 Squardon 1945

No. 670 Squadron RAF
Active16 November 1944 – 1 July 1946
CountryUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch
Air Force Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Royal Air Force
RoleGlider squadron
Part ofNo. 229 Group RAF, South East Asia Command[1]
Motto(s)In Silence we Strike (unofficial)[2]
Insignia
Squadron BadgeA winged cobra (unofficial)[2]
Squadron CodesNo code(s) known to have been used by this squadron[3][4]

No. 670 Squadron RAF was a glider squadron of the Royal Air Force active during the Second World War.

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Contents

History

No. 670 Squadron was formed at Fatehjang, Punjab, (then) British India on 14 December 1944[5] as a glider squadron, with the intention of being used for airborne operations by South East Asia Command. It continued to train, as part of No. 343 Wing RAF, until the surrender of Japan, when it became surplus to requirements. The squadron was disbanded on 1 July 1946 at Chaklala, Punjab, British India.[5]

A Waco CG-4 (Hadrian) in British service.
A Waco CG-4 (Hadrian) in British service.

Present

The squadron today is represented by 670 Squadron of 7 (Training) Regiment, Army Air Corps.

A de Havilland Tiger Moth restored in wartime colours.
A de Havilland Tiger Moth restored in wartime colours.

Aircraft operated

An Airspeed Horsa under tow.
An Airspeed Horsa under tow.
Aircraft operated by no. 670 Squadron RAF, data from[5]
From To Aircraft Version
January 1945 June 1945 Hadrian
July 1945 July 1946 de Havilland Tiger Moth Mk.II
December 1945 June 1946 Airspeed Horsa

Squadron bases

Bases and airfields used by no. 670 Squadron RAF, data from[5][6]
From To Base
14 December 1944 30 May 1945 Fatehjang, Punjab, British India
30 May 1945 1 June 1945 Dhamial, Punjab, British India
1 June 1945 23 June 1945 Basal, Punjab, British India
23 June 1945 26 July 1945 Upper Topa Camp, Punjab, British India
26 July 1945 1 April 1946 Fatehjang, Punjab, British India
1 April 1946 1 July 1946 Chaklala, Punjab, British India

References

Notes

  1. ^ Delve 1994, p. 84
  2. ^ a b Barrass, M. B. (2015). "No. 651–670 Squadron Histories". Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  3. ^ Bowyer and Rawlings 1979, p. 148.
  4. ^ Flintham and Thomas 2003, p. 233.
  5. ^ a b c d Halley 1988, p. 452.
  6. ^ Jefford 2001, pp. 266–267.

Bibliography

  • Bowyer, Michael J.F. and John D.R. Rawlings. Squadron Codes, 1937-56. Cambridge, UK: Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1979. ISBN 0-85059-364-6.
  • Delve, Ken. The Source Book of the RAF. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 1994. ISBN 1-85310-451-5.
  • 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, 1988 (second edition 2001). ISBN 1-85310-053-6.
  • Rawlings, John. Coastal, Support and Special Squadrons of the RAF and their Aircraft. London: Jane's Publishing Company Ltd, 1982. ISBN 0-7106-0187-5.

External links

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