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Active in the Royal Air Force from 1918 to 1919 and from 1937 to 1946, in World War II No 211 Squadron RAF operated as a medium bomber unit in the Middle East and Far East and later as a strike fighter unit in the Far East. During World War II the Squadron was equipped with, successively, the Bristol Blenheim, the Bristol Beaufighter and de Havilland Mosquito.



Airco DH.4 (April 1918) Airco DH.9 (April 1918 to June 1919) Hawker Audax (July to October 1937) Hawker Hind (August 1937 to May 1939) Bristol Blenheim I (April 1939 to November 1941) Bristol Blenheim IV (May 1941 to February 1942) Bristol Beaufighter X (October 1943 to May 1945) de Havilland Mosquito FB VI (June 1945 to March 1946)

Badge and motto

Squadron badge: An azure lion disjointed, ducally crowned. Motto: Toujours à propos (Always at the right moment)


  • Dunnet, J 2001 Blenheim Over the Balkans Durham: Pentland Press
  • “RAFMO” [S/Ldr HF Squire MRCS LRCP] 1997 Middle East Scrapbook Durham: Pentland Press
  • Wisdom TH 1942 Wings Over Olympus London: George Allen and Unwin
  • Spencer DA DFC 2009 Looking Backwards Over Burma—Wartime Recollections of a RAF Beaufighter Navigator Bognor Regis: Woodfield Publishing

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