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No. 549 Squadron RAF
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Active 15 December 1943 until 9 October 1945
Motto None.
Equipment Supermarine Spitfires Mk VIII

No. 549 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 Strathpine, Queensland, Australia on 15 December 1943 to provide air defence duties with Spitfires, as the RAAF Kittyhawks were inadequate 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 to Parap Airfield, Darwin, Northern Territory in June 1944. It joined No. 548 Squadron RAF on a sweep over Selaroe Island, 300 miles north of Darwin on 5 September 1944 and went over Timor on 27 November 1944.

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

Aircraft operated

  • 1944 - Supermarine Spitfire VIII

See also

References

  1. ^ RAF – Squadron history.

External links


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