No. 174 Squadron RAF


No. 174 Squadron RAF
No. 174 (Mauritius) Squadron RAF
Active 3 March 1942 – 8 April 1945
26 August 1945 – 6 September 1945
9 September 1945– 31 March 1946
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Motto Attack
Insignia
Squadron Badge A springing winged Sambur deer
Squadron codes XP (March 1942 – April 1946)

No. 174 (Mauritius) Squadron RAF was a Royal Air Force Squadron that was a fighter-bomber unit in World War II.

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History

Formation in World War II

The squadron formed in 2 March 1942 at RAF Manston and equipped with Hurricanes and then rocket armed Typhoons in April 1943. It was involved in attacks on shipping and V-1 flying bomb launch sites from several bases in the UK . The squadron moved to Camilly, France after D-Day and then withdrew back to the UK, before joining the allied advance across Europe. The Squadron disbanded in Germany on 8 April 1945 upon renumbering as No. 137 Squadron RAF, then reformed for two further brief periods and was equipped with Tempests in September 1945 before final disbandment at on 31 March 1946 at Faßberg, Germany.

Aircraft operated

Aircraft operated by no. 174 Squadron RAF
From To Aircraft Variant
Mar 1942 Apr 1943 Hawker Hurricane IIB
Apr 1943 Apr 1945 Hawker Typhoon IB
Aug 1945 Sep 1945 Hawker Typhoon IB
Sep 1945 Apr 1946 Hawker Tempest V

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