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No. 598 Squadron RAF
Active 1 December 1943 - 30 April 1945
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Role Anti-aircraft Co-operation Unit
Insignia
Squadron badge heraldry No badge authorised
Squadron codes No squadron codes known to have been carried

No. 598 Squadron RAF was a Anti-aircraft Co-operation squadron of the Royal Air Force during the Second World War.

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History

The squadron was formed on 1 December 1943 at RAF Peterhead, Scotland from 1479 Flight and No. 1632 Flight RAF. It was tasked as an Anti-aircraft Co-operation Unit to cover the north east of Scotland and based at RAF Inverness. The squadron continued in its role to March 1945 when it moved south to RAF Bircham Newton and re-equipped with the Bristol Beaufighter. It disbanded at Bircham Newton on 30 April 1945.

Aircraft operated

From To Aircraft Variant
Dec 1943 Jan 1944 Westland Lysander Mk.IIa
Dec 1943 Apr 1945 Airspeed Oxford
Dec 1943 Apr 1945 Miles Martinet
Feb 1944 Apr 1945 Hawker Hurricane Mk.IV
Jun 1944 Apr 1945 Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIc
Apr 1945 Apr 1945 Bristol Beaufighter Mk.I

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Notes

  1. ^ Halley 1988, p. 415.
  2. ^ Jefford 2001, p. 99.

Bibliography

  • 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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