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No. 595 Squadron RAF
Active 1 December 1943 - 11 February 1949
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Type Inactive
Role Anti-aircraft co-operation
Motto Latin: Servi Ballistae
("Serve the gun")
Insignia
Squadron Codes 7B (Dec 1943 - Feb 1949)

No. 595 Squadron RAF was a squadron of the Royal Air Force from 1943 to 1949.

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History

The squadron was formed at RAF Aberporth, Wales on 1 December 1943, from 1607 Flight, 1608 Flight and 1609 Flight for anti-aircraft co-operation duties over central and northern Wales. It operated a variety of aircraft in this role. Due to the ongoing training requirement the squadron was not disbanded at the end of the war and it moved to RAF Fairwood Common then RAF Pembrey. The squadron was disbanded at Pembrey on the 11 February 1949 when it was renumbered to No. 5 Squadron RAF.

Aircraft operated

From To Aircraft Version
Dec 1943 Jun 1944 Hawker Henley Mk.III
Dec 1943 Jul 1944 Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIc
Dec 1943 Feb 1949 Miles Martinet
Apr 1944 Feb 1949 Airspeed Oxford
Jun 1944 Mar 1945 hawker Hurricane Mk.IV
Nov 1944 Jul 1945 Vultee A-31 Vengeance Mk.IV
Dec 1944 1945 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb
Dec 1944 Jul 1945 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XII
Jul 1945 1948 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX
Sep 1945 Feb 1949 Supermarine Spitfire LF.XVIe
Dec 1946 Oct 1948 De Havilland Vampire F.1
Jun 1948 Feb 1949 Supermarine Spitfire F.21

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References

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Notes

  1. ^ Rawlings 1982, p. 258.
  2. ^ Halley 1988, p. 415.
  3. ^ Jefford 2001, pp. 98-99.

Bibliography

  • Halley, James J. The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force & Commonwealth, 1918-88. 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, 2001. ISBN 1-84037-141-2.
  • Rawlings, John D.R. Coastal, Support and Special Squadrons of the RAF and their Aircraft. London: Jane's Publishing Company Ltd., 1982. ISBN 0-7106-0187-5.

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