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No. 673 Squadron RAF
Active 1 January 1945 - 25 October 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. 673 Squadron RAF was a glider squadron of the Royal Air Force active during the Second World War.



673 Squadron was formed in India on 1 January 1945[1] as a glider squadron, with the intention of being used for airborne operations by South East Asia Command. It continued to train, as part of No. 344 Wing RAF, until the surrender of Japan, when it became surplus to requirements; the squadron was disbanded on 25 October 1945.[1]

Aircraft operated

From To Aircraft Version
January 1945 September 1945 Hadrian
January 1945 September 1945 de Havilland Tiger Moth Mk.II


Squadron bases

From To Base
27 January 1945 19 February 1945 Bikram
19 February 1945 10 April 1945 Belgaum
10 April 1945 26 August 1945 Bikram
26 August 1945 16 September 1945 Tilda
16 September 1945 25 October 1945 Kargi Road





  1. ^ a b c d Halley 1988, p. 452.


  • 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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