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For the Australian unit, see No. 292 Squadron RAAF

No. 292 Squadron RAF was an air-sea rescue squadron of the Royal Air Force operating in the Bay of Bengal during the Second World War.

It was formed at Jessore, in Bengal, on 1 February 1944, as a dedicated air-sea rescue squadron equipped with Walrus flying boats. A detachment of the squadron was based further south, in Ceylon. In April the squadron received a number of Warwick patrol aircraft, but these were found to be unsuitable in the tropical climate, and in December they received Liberator VIs as replacements. In December, the squadron received a number of Sea Otters, a more modern flying boat. The squadron rebased to Agartala in February 1945, as operations had shifted further eastwards through Burma; they were based there when the squadron was disbanded on 14 June.[1]

The squadron was not assigned a formal badge or motto.[2]

Notes

  1. ^ History of No. 292 Squadron
  2. ^ An index to the badges of RAF Squadrons in AIR 2, National Archives. (1993)

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