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No. 510 Squadron RAF
Active 1942-1944
Country United Kingdom
Branch Royal Air Force

No. 510 Squadron was a Royal Air Force transport and liaison aircraft squadron that operated during the Second World War.

Contents

History

During 1942 it was decided that 24 Squadron was to large and the internal communication flight became 510 Squadron on 15 October 1942 at RAF Hendon.[1] The squadron inherited an assortment of light transport types to allow it fly communications and liaison flight within the United Kingdom. [1]

On 8 April 1944 at RAF Hendon the squadron was disbanded when it was renamed the Metropolitan Communications Squadron.[1][2]

Aircraft operated

Dates[2] Aircraft[2] Variant[2] Notes
1942-1943 Westland Lysander I Single-engined piston liaision monoplane
1942-1943 Stinson Reliant Single-engined liaison monoplane
1942-1943 De Havilland Hornet Moth Single-engined liaison biplane
1942-1943 De Havilland Puss Moth Single-engined liaison monoplane
1942-1944 Airspeed Oxford Twin-engined liaison monoplane
1942-1944 Supermarine Spitfire I Single-engined fighter
1942-1944 De Havilland Tiger Moth Single-engined biplane
1942-1944 Percival Proctor I & III Single-engine monoplane
1942-1944 Percival Vega Gull Single-engined monoplane
1942-1944 Curtiss Mohawk III Single-engined fighter
1942-1944 Percival Q.6 Single-engined monoplane
1942-1944 De Havilland Gipsy Moth Single-engined biplane
1942-1944 Hawker Hart Single-engined biplane
1942-1944 Stampe SV.4B Single-engined biplane
1942-1944 Avro Anson I Twin-engined monoplane
1943 Koolhoeven FK 43 Single-engined biplane
1943 General Aircraft Cygnet Single-engined monoplane
1944 Percival Proctor IV Single-engined monoplane

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Orbis 1985, page 4199
  2. ^ a b c d Jefford 1988, p 95

References

  • Jefford, C.G. (1988). RAF Squadrons. Airlife Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1 85310 053 6.  
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.  
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