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No. 548 Squadron RAF
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Active 15 December 1943 until 9 October 1945
Motto None.
Equipment Supermarine Spitfires Mk VIII

No. 548 Squadron RAF was a fighter squadron of the Royal Air Force (RAF) from 1943 to 1945.

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History

The squadron was formed at Lawnton, Queensland, Australia on 15 December 1943 to provide air defence duties with Spitfires, as the RAAF Kittyhawks were inadaquete for interception missions.[1]

In April 1944, the squadrons Spitfire's arrived. The squadron was made up of RAF Aircrew and RAAF Groundstaff.

The squadron moved in June 1944 initially to Livingstone Airfield and Strauss Airfield in Northern Territory, Australia. The squadron was then relocated to Parap Airfield, at Darwin, Northern Territory.

Only two operations were undertaken by the squadron. A sweep was conducted over Selaroe Island, 300 miles north of Darwin on 5 September 1944 and the airfield at Cape Chater, Timor was attacked on 3 June 1945.

The squadron was disbanded at Parap Airfield, Australia on 9 October 1945 and the RAF personnel returned to the United Kingdom.

Aircraft operated

  • 1942 - Supermarine Spitfire VIII

See also

References

  1. ^ RAF – Squadron history.

External links


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