No. 547 Squadron RAF


No. 547 Squadron RAF
No. 547 Squadron RAF
Active 22 October 1942 – 4 June 1945
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Motto Latin: Celer ad caedendum (Swift to strike)
Insignia
Squadron Badge A diving kingfisher
Squadron Code 2V (August 1943 - June 1945)

No. 547 Squadron RAF was a Royal Air Force Squadron formed as an RAF Coastal Command anti-shipping and anti submarine squadron in World War II.

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History

Formation in World War II

The squadron formed at RAF Holmsley South on 21 October 1942 and was equipped with Wellingtons, it then operated Liberators and patrolled the Bay of Biscay. It later moved to RAF Leuchars, Scotland where it disbanded on 4 June 1945.

Aircraft operated

Aircraft operated by no. 547 Squadron RAF
From To Aircraft Variant
Oct 1942 May 1943 Vickers Wellington VIII
May 1943 Nov 1943 Vickers Wellington XI
Oct 1943 Nov 1943 Vickers Wellington XIII
Nov 1943 Oct 1944 Consolidated B-24 Liberator V
Aug 1944 May 1945 Consolidated B-24 Liberator VI
Mar 1945 Jun 1945 Consolidated B-24 Liberator VIII

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