No. 135 Squadron RAF


No. 135 Squadron RAF
No. 135 Squadron RAF
Active 1 April 1918 – 4 July 1918
15 August 1941 – 10 June 1945
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Motto Latin: Pennas ubique monstramus ‘We show our wings everywhere’
Insignia
Squadron Badge A peacock.
Squadron Codes WK (Aug 1941 - June 1945)

No. 135 Squadron RAF was a Royal Air Force Squadron formed to be a bomber unit in World War I and reformed as a fighter unit in World War II.

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History

Formation and World War I

No. 135 Squadron Royal Flying Corps was formed on 1 March 1918 and became a unit of the Royal Air Force, but it disbanded on 4 July 1918 without becoming operational.

Reformation in World War II

The squadron reformed in August 1941 as a fighter unit equipped with Hawker Hurricanes and was stationed at RAF Baginton and RAF Honiley. It was then moved to Calcutta, India and Rangoon, Burma. The squadron converted to the P-47 Thunderbolt until its disbandment upon renumbering to No 615 Squadron in June 1945.

Aircraft operated

Aircraft operated by no. 135 Squadron RAF
From To Aircraft Variant
Aug 1941 Nov 1941 Hawker Hurricane IIA
Nov 1941 Nov 1941 Hawker Hurricane IIC
Feb 1942 Oct 1943 Hawker Hurricane IIB
Oct 1943 Sep 1944 Hawker Hurricane IIC
May 1944 Jun 1945 Republic P-47 Thunderbolt I

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