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No. 526 Squadron RAF
Active 15 June 1943 - 1 May 1945
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Role Calibration and Communications

No. 526 Squadron of the Royal Air Force was a British Second World War calibration and communications squadron.[1][2]

History

526 Squadron was formed on 15 June 1943 at RAF Longman, Inverness, Scotland to carry out calibration duties in northern Scotland.[1] It had a mixture of mainly twin-engined aircraft including the Bristol Blenheim and Airspeed Oxford.[1][2] The squadron also operated the de Havilland Dominie and de Havilland Hornet Moth which apart from calibration were also used for communications duties.[2] The squadron was disbanded on 1 May 1945 when it was merged into 527 Squadron.[1][2]

Aircraft operated

Dates Aircraft Variant Notes
1943-1945 Bristol Blenheim IV [1]
1943-1945 de Havilland Hornet Moth [1]
1943-1945 Airspeed Oxford [1]
1943-1945 de Havilland Dominie [1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Jefford 1988, p. 97
  2. ^ a b c d Orbis 1985, p. 4213
  • 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. 1985. 
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