No. 236 Squadron RAF


No. 236 Squadron RAF
No. 236 Squadron RAF
Active August 1918 - 15 May 1919
31 October 1939 - 25 May 1945
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Motto Latin: Speulati nuntiate
("Having watched, bring word")
Insignia
Squadron Badge heraldry In front of a fountain, a mailed fist grasping a winged sword.[1]
Squadron Codes FA (Oct 1939 - 1941)
ND (1941 - Aug 1943)
MB (Jul 1944 - May 1945)

The squadron was formed on 20 August 1918 from No's 493, 515 & 516 Flights at Mullion, in Cornwall. Equipped with DH6s, it carried out anti-submarine patrols along the coast until the end of the war, disbanding on 15 May 1919.

Reformed as a fighter squadron at RAF Stradishall on 31 October 1939, the squadron was equipped with Blenheims. It took them to Bircham Newton in February 1940, where the unit was transferred to Coastal Command. In April it moved to Speke, rejoining Fighter Command and the following month moved to RAF Filton to fly defensive patrols over the English Channel; in July a move to Thorney Island saw it back in Coastal Command, where it stayed for the rest of the war.

From August 1940 it operated from bases in the south-west of England, carrying out anti-shipping patrols over the Channel, and Irish Sea, having re-equipped with Beaufighters in October 1941. It was transferred to RAF Wattisham in February 1942 and reduced to a cadre. It received new Beaufighters in March and resumed its previous duties, although these were now flown over the North Sea, with detachments in the south-west who undertook similar duties over the Bay of Biscay. In September 1942 the squadron moved to North Coates and in April 1943 became a part of the strike wing formed there, operating as such until the end of the war. The squadron disbanded on 25 May 1945.[2]

Contents

References

Notes

Bibliography

  • Halley, James J. The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force & Commonwealth, 1918-1988. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd., 1988. ISBN 0-85130-164-9.
  • Jefford, Wing Commander C.G., MBE,BA,RAF (Retd). RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive Record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 2001. ISBN 1-84037-141-2.
  • Rawlings, John D.R. Fighter Squadrons of the RAF and their Aircraft. London: Macdonald and Jane's (Publishers) Ltd., 1969 (new edition 1976, reprinted 1978). ISBN 0-354-01028-X.
  • Robinson, Anthony. RAF Fighter Squadrons in the Battle of Britain. London: Arms and Armour Press Ltd., 1987 (Reprinted in 1999 by Brockhampton Press, ISBN 1-86019-907-0.)

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • No. 42 Squadron RAF — Official Badge of No. 42 Squadron RAF Active 1 Apr 1916 (RFC) 26 Jun 1919 14 Dec 1936 30 Jun 1945 1 Jul 1945 30 Dec 1945 1 Oct 1946 15 Oct 1947 28 Jun 1952 …   Wikipedia

  • No. 83 Squadron RAF — Active 7 January 1917 – 31 December 1919 4 August 1936 – 31 December 1955 21 May 1957 – 31 August 1969 Country …   Wikipedia

  • No. 213 Squadron RAF — Active 1 April 1918 31 December 1919 8 March 1937 30 September 1954 1 September 1955 31 December 1969 Country …   Wikipedia

  • No. 169 Squadron RAF — Official Squadron crest for No. 169 Squadron RAF Active 15 June 1942 10 August 1945 Country …   Wikipedia

  • No. 575 Squadron RAF — Active 1 February 1944 15 August 1946 Country United Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • No. 237 Squadron RAF — Active 20 August 1918 14 May 1919 22 April 1940 1 January 1946 Country United Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • No. 16 Squadron RAF — Active 10 February 1915 – Present Role Elementary Flying Training …   Wikipedia

  • No. 41 Squadron RAF — Official Squadron Badge of No. 41 Squadron RAF Active 14 July 1916 Country …   Wikipedia

  • No. 99 Squadron RAF — No. 99 Squadron Royal Air Force Official squadron crest for no. 99 squadron RAF Active 15 Aug 1917 2 Apr 1920 1 Apr 1924 15 Nov 1945 17 Nov 1947 7 Jan 1976 1 Jan 2002 Present Day …   Wikipedia

  • No. 1 Squadron RAF — Official Squadron Badge of No. 1 Squadron RAF Active 1 April 1911 (RE), 13 May 1912 (RFC), 1 April 1918 (RAF) to 1 Novemb …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.