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No. 513 Squadron RAF
Active 15 Sep 1943 - 21 Nov 1943
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Role Bomber squadron
Part of RAF Bomber Command
Base RAF Witchford
Bomber Short Stirling Mk.III
Squadron Codes CS (Oct 1943 - Nov 1943)[1][2]

No. 513 Squadron RAF was a non-operational bomber squadron of the Royal Air Force in 1943.



The squadron was formed on 15 September 1943 at RAF Whitchford. It worked up for the Short Stirling bomber, but did not obtain operational status as its aircraft were needed at the Stirling conversion units[3] and was disbanded on the 21 November 1943.

Aircraft operated

From To Aircraft Variant
Oct 1943 Nov 1943 Short Stirling Mk.III


See also




  1. ^ Bowyer and Rawlings 1979, pp. 26-27.
  2. ^ Flintham and Thomas 2003, p. 68.
  3. ^ Halley 1988, p. 395.
  4. ^ Jefford 2001, p. 96.


  • Bowyer, Michael J.F. and John D.R. Rawlings. Squadron Codes, 1937-56. Cambridge, UK: Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1979. ISBN 0-85059-364-6.
  • 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.

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