No. 134 Squadron RAF


No. 134 Squadron RAF
No. 134 Squadron RAF
Active 1 March 1918 – 4 July 1918
31 July 1941 – 10 March 1946
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Motto Latin: Per ardua volabimus 'We shall fly through hardships'
Insignia
Squadron Badge A gauntlet.
Squadron Codes G (Aug 1941 - Nov 1941)
GQ ( 1942 - Jun 1945))

No. 134 Squadron RAF was a part of the Royal Air Force which was formed as a light bomber unit in World War I and reformed as a fighter squadron in World War II.

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History

Formation and World War I

No. 134 Squadron Royal Flying Corps was formed on 1 March 1918 and became a unit of the Royal Air Force, but it disbanded on 17 August 1918.

Reformation in World War II

The squadron reformed in July 1941 as a fighter unit equipped with Hawker Hurricanes and was stationed at Leconfield. It was then based near Murmansk to train Russian pilots who were then given the Hurricanes.

Back in the UK the Squadron was based at Catterick, Northern Ireland and Baginton (in Warwickshire). It then operated in Egypt until November 1943 when it moved to India and Burma. The squadron converted to the P-47 Thunderbolt; upon disbandment it was renumbered No 131 Squadron.

Aircraft operated

Aircraft operated by no. 134 Squadron RAF
From To Aircraft Variant
Jun 1941 Mar 1942 Hawker Hurricane IIB
Dec 1941 Feb 1942 Supermarine Spitfire VA
Dec 1941 Feb 1942 Supermarine Spitfire IIA
Jan 1942 Feb 1942 Hawker Hurricane IIB
Jan 1942 Mar 1943 Supermarine Spitfire VB
Jan 1943 Oct 1943 Hawker Hurricane IIB
Mar 1943 Apr 1943 Hawker Hurricane IIC
Jun 1943 Aug 1943 Supermarine Spitfire VB & VC
Sep 1944 Jan 1945 Republic P-47 Thunderbolt I
Sep 1944 Jan 1945 Republic P-47 Thunderbolt II

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