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No. 95 Squadron RAF
95Squadron badge
Official Squadron Badge of 95 Squadron RAF
Active (RFC) 8 October 1917 - 4 July 1918
(RAF) 16 January 1941 - 30 June 1945
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Role Coastal Command
Motto Trans mare exivi - 'I went out over the sea.'
Aircraft Short Sunderland
Battle honours World War II
• Africa
• Atlantic
• Meditteranean
Insignia
Squadron Badge heraldry On a mount in waves of the sea in front of a palm tree, a crowned crane displayed.
Squadron Codes PX allocated April 1939 - September 1939
SE Jnauary 1941 - August 1942

No. 95 Squadron was a squadron of the RFC and RAF.

History

In World War I

No. 95 Squadron was formed on 8 October 1917, but was disbanded again on 4 July 1918 before becoming operational. It began to reform again at Kenley on 1 October 1918 but this was abandoned with the Armistice a few weeks later.

In World War II

On 16 January 1941, a detachment of three Sunderlands from No. 210 Squadron at Pembroke Dock became No. 95 Squadron which flew its first boat out to Gibraltar early in February. After flying patrols, the Squadron began to arrive at its base at Freetown, Sierra Leone, on 17 March to begin anti-submarine patrols over the South Atlantic. In July 1941, activities by Vichy reconnaissance aircraft resulted in a flight of Hurricanes being added to the Squadron, this becoming No. 128 Squadron on 7 October 1941. In March 1943, No. 95 moved to Gambia, operating detachments from Sierra Leone, Dakar and Liberia for the rest of the war. On 30 June 1945, the Squadron disbanded.


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