No. 544 Squadron RAF


No. 544 Squadron RAF
No. 544 Squadron RAF
Active 19 October 1942 – 13 October 1945
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Motto Latin: Quero (I seek)
Insignia
Squadron Badge A gannet with its head lowered

No. 544 Squadron RAF was a Royal Air Force Squadron formed as a photographic reconnaissance squadron in World War II.

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History

Formation in World War II

The squadron formed at RAF Benson on 19 October 1942 and was equipped with Ansons, a detachment then went to Gibraltar where it operated Wellingtons. It then operated Spitfires and Mosquitos on reconnaissance missions and it disbanded on 13 August 1945 after hostilities ceased.

Aircraft operated

Aircraft operated by no. 544 Squadron RAF
From To Aircraft Variant
Oct 1942 Mar 1943 Avro Anson I
Oct 1942 Mar 1943 Martin Maryland I
Oct 1942 Mar 1943 Vickers Wellington IV
Oct 1942 Oct 1943 Supermarine Spitfire IV
Mar 1943 Oct 1943 de Havilland Mosquito IV
Aug 1943 Oct 1943 Supermarine Spitfire XI
Aug 1943 Feb 1945 de Havilland Mosquito IX
Mar 1944 Apr 1945 de Havilland Mosquito XVI
Oct 1944 Oct 1945 de Havilland Mosquito XXXII
Apr 1945 Oct 1945 de Havilland Mosquito XXXIV

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