No. 243 Squadron RAF


No. 243 Squadron RAF
Twelve Buffalo Mark Is of 243 Squadron in flight over the Malayan jungle, late 1941

RAF 243 Squadron was a RAF squadron in World War II which was based at Kallang Airport in Singapore, and fought during the Battle of Singapore in 1941-42 with the inadequate Brewster Buffalo fighter.

The squadron was largely manned by RNZAF pilots from New Zealand, including Bert Wipiti who shared in the shooting down of the first Japanese aircraft over Singapore, and was the top scoring Buffalo pilot.

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