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No. 668 Squadron RAF
Active 16 November 1944 – 10 November 1945
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Role Glider squadron
Part of South East Asia Command

No. 668 Squadron RAF was a glider squadron of the Royal Air Force active during the Second World War.

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History

No. 668 Squadron RAF was formed on 16 November 1944 at Calcutta, (then) British India as a glider squadron, with the intention of being used for airborne operations by South East Asia Command[1]. It continued to train, as part of No. 343 Wing RAF, until the surrender of Japan, when it became surplus to requirements. The squadron was disbanded on 10 November 1945 at Fatehjang.[1][2]

Present

The squadron today is represented by 668 Squadron of 2 (Training) Regiment, Army Air Corps.

Aircraft operated

Aircraft operated by no. 668 Squadron[1]
From To Aircraft Variant
February 1945 April 1945 Hadrian
August 1945 November 1945 de Havilland Tiger Moth Mk.II

Squadron bases

Bases and airfields used by no. 669 Squadron[1][2][3]
From To Base
16 November 1944 4 February 1945 Calcutta, Bengal, British India
4 February 1945 30 April 1945 Lalaghat, British India
30 April 1945 28 June 1945 Belgaum, Karnataka, British India
28 June 1945 5 July 1945 Fatehjang, Punjab, British India
5 July 1945 21 August 1945 Upper Topa Camp, Punjab, British India
21 August 1945 10 November 1945 Fatehjang, Punjab, British India

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Notes

  1. ^ a b c d Halley 1988, p. 452.
  2. ^ a b Jefford 2001, p. 105.
  3. ^ Jefford 2001, pp. 266-271.

Bibliography

  • 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.
  • Rawlings, John. 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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