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No. 607 (County of Durham) Squadron
Active 17 March 1930 - 31 July 1945
10 May 1946 - 10 March 1957
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Part of Royal Auxiliary Air Force
Battle honours France & Low Countries, 1939-40: Battle of Britain, 1940: Fortress Europe, 1941-42: Channel & North Sea, 1942: Arakan, 1942-44: Manipur, 1944: Burma, 1944-45
Insignia
Squadron Badge heraldry A winged lion salient, the hind legs also winged
Squadron Codes LW (Mar 1939 - Sep 1939)
AF (Sep 1939 - May 1945)
RAN (Jun 1946 - 1949)
LA (1949 - Apr 1951)

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History

No. 607 (County of Durham) Squadron was a squadron of the Auxiliary Air Force formed on 17 March 1930 at the then new airfield of RAF Usworth, Sunderland as a day bomber unit of the Auxiliary Air Force (AuxAF).[1] Their first Commanding Officer was W.L. Runciman.

The squadron operated during World War II from various locations and was active as a fighter squadron during the battle of France and later, Battle of Britain. At the end of the war the squadron was operating in Burma until it disbanded on 31 July 1945.

On 10 May 1946 No.607 Squadron reformed at RAF Ouston as a day fighter squadron of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force. After flying Spitfires for five years, it converted to Vampires and was disbanded on 10 March 1957.[1]

Aircraft operated

A Spitfire F.22 from No. 607 Squadron

[1],[2]

See also

References

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Halley 1988, pp. 423-424.
  2. ^ Rawlings 1976, p. 490-491.

Bibliography

  • Dixon Robert. A Gathering Of Eagles PublishAmerica, Baltimore, London, 2005. ISBN 1-4137-3498-7.
  • Dixon Robert. 607 Squadron: A Shade Of Blue. The History Press (Tempus), 2008. ISBN 978-075244-531-1.
  • Halley, James J. The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air Britain (Historians) Ltd., 1980. ISBN 0-85130-083-9.
  • Halley, James J. The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force & Commonwealth, 1981-1988. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air Britain (Historians) Ltd., 1988. ISBN 0-85130-164-9.
  • Jefford, C.G., Wing Commander MBE, BA, RAF (Retd). RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive Record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury, UK: Airlife Publishing Ltd., 1998 (second edition 2001). ISBN 1-84037-141-2.
  • Moyes, Philip J.R. Bomber Squadrons of the RAF and their Aircraft. London: Macdonald and Jane's (Publishers) Ltd., 1964 (Second edition 1976). ISBN 0-354-01027-1.
  • Rawlings, John D.R. Fighter Squadrons of the RAF and their Aircraft. London: Macdonald and Jane's (Publishers) Ltd., 1969 (Second edition 1976). ISBN 0-354-01028-X.

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