No. 93 Squadron RAF


No. 93 Squadron RAF

No. 93 Squadron RAF was an aircraft squadron of the Royal Air Force during World War II. It operated Turbinlite-equipped Bostons from RAF Burtonwood, making night attacks and towing aerial mine charges with steel cables.

After 93 Squadron became operational, it was decided to split the squadron into flights attached to other night fighter units. Following this, 93 Squadron reformed at RAF Andreas, Isle of Man, as an entirely new squadron equipped with Spitfires as it worked up to operational efficiency. After four months at Andreas, 93 Squadron was ready to move on to more direct action, and orders were received which would see the squadron re-locate to Algiers ready for the North African landings as part of Operation Torch.

The squadron was reformed in the 1952 and operated from RAF Jever in Germany flying Vampires, Sabres and Hunters before being disbanded in 1960.

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Detailed chronology transcribed from official squadron records


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