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No. 128 Squadron RAF
128Squadron badge
Official Squadron Badge of 128 Squadron RAF
Active (RFC) 1 February 1918 - 17 August 1918
(RAF) 7 October 1941 - 8 March 1943
5 September 1944 - 1 April 1946
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Role Fighter Command and Bomber Command.
Motto Fulminis instar. - 'Like a thunderbolt'
Aircraft Hurricane
Mosquito
Battle honours World War II
• Africa
•Invasion of Europe
Insignia
Squadron Badge heraldry In front of an ogress a shuttle in hand.
Squadron Codes DQ allocated April 1939 - September 1939
WG October 1941 - March 1943
M5 September 1944 - March 1946

No. 128 Squadron was a squadron of the RFC and RAF.

History

In World War I

No. 128 Squadron was formed at Thetford on 1 February 1918 as a day bomber unit but did not become operational before disbanding on 4 July 1918.

In World War II

On 7 October 1941, the Fighter Flight attached to No. 95 Squadron at Hastings, Sierra Leone, became No. 128 Squadron and flew Hurricanes on air defence duties in the colony until disbanding on 8 March 1943. On 5 September 1944, No. 128 reformed at Wyton as a Mosquito Squadron in No. 8 Group and as part of the Light Night Striking Force it carried out raids over Germany for the rest of the war. On 20 September 1945, the Squadron was transferred to No. 2 Group and moved in October to Belgium to join No. 139 Wing at Melsbroek. In March 1946 it moved to Germany where it was renumbered No. 14 Squadron on 1 April 1946.


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