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No. 650 Squadron RAF
Active 1 December 1943 - 26 June 1945
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Role anti aircraft co-operation
Insignia
Squadron Codes T7 (Dec 1943 - Jun 1945)[1][2]

No. 650 Squadron RAF was a 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 Cark, Wales from 'D' Flight of 289 Squadron. It was equipped with the Miles Martinet for target towing, and later used the Hawker Hurricane. In November 1944 it moved to RAF Bodorgan, Anglesey and was disbanded there on the 26 June 1945.[3][4]

Aircraft operated

From To Aircraft Version
December 1943 June 1945 Miles Martinet Mk.I
April 1944 June 1945 Hawker Hurricane Mk.IV

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Notes

  1. ^ Bowyer and Rawlings 1979, pp. 99-100.
  2. ^ Flintham and Thomas 2003, p. 107.
  3. ^ a b Halley 1988, p. 444.
  4. ^ a b Jefford 2001, p. 102.

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, 2001. ISBN 1-84037-141-2.

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