List of Royal Air Force aircraft squadrons


List of Royal Air Force aircraft squadrons

This is a list of Royal Air Force aircraft squadrons. It includes Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) squadrons incorporated into the Royal Air Force (RAF) when it was formed in April 1918, during the First World War. The list also includes squadrons from Commonwealth air forces which have served within the RAF structure. The list includes squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm before it transferred to the Royal Navy.Some squadrons are nowadays usually identified with Roman instead of Arabic numerals;Fact|date=September 2008 and these are shown as such in this list; although in many cases they formerly used Arabic numbers.

Regular RAF Units Series 1

Nos 1-50

* No. 1 Squadron RAF
* No. II Squadron RAF
* No. 3 Squadron RAF
* No. IV Squadron RAF
* No. 5 Squadron RAF
* No. 6 Squadron RAF
* No. 7 Squadron RAF
* No. VIII Squadron RAF
* No. IX Squadron RAF
* No. 10 Squadron RAF
* No. XI Squadron RAF
* No. 12 Squadron RAF
* No. XIII Squadron RAF
* No. 14 Squadron RAF
* No. 15 Squadron RAF
* No. XVI Squadron RAF
* No. XVII Squadron RAF
* No. 18 Squadron RAF
* No. XIX Squadron RAF
* No. 20 Squadron RAF
* No. 21 Squadron RAF
* No. 22 Squadron RAF
* No. 23 Squadron RAF
* No. XXIV Squadron RAF (Commonwealth)
* No. XXV Squadron RAF
* No. 26 Squadron RAF
* No. 27 Squadron RAF
* No. 28 Squadron RAF
* No. 29 Squadron RAF
* No. 30 Squadron RAF
* No. 31 Squadron RAF
* No. 32 Squadron RAF (The Royal Squadron)
* No. 33 Squadron RAF
* No. 34 Squadron RAF
* No. XXXV Squadron RAF (Madras Presidency)
* No. 36 Squadron RAF
* No. 37 Squadron RAF
* No. 38 Squadron RAF
* No. 39 Squadron RAF
* No. 40 Squadron RAF
* No. 41 Squadron RAF
* No. 42 Squadron RAF
* No. 43 Squadron RAF (China-British)
* No. 44 (Rhodesia) Squadron RAF
* No. 45 Squadron RAF
* No. 46 Squadron RAF (Uganda)
* No. 47 Squadron RAF
* No. 48 Squadron RAF
* No. 49 Squadron RAF
* No. 50 Squadron RAF

Nos 51-100

* No. 51 Squadron RAF
* No. 52 Squadron RAF
* No. 53 Squadron RAF
* No. LIV Squadron RAF
* No. 55 Squadron RAF
* No. 56 Squadron RAF (Punjab)
* No. LVII Squadron RAF
* No. 58 Squadron RAF
* No. 59 Squadron RAF
* No. 60 Squadron RAF
* No. LXI Squadron RAF
* No. 62 Squadron RAF
* No. 63 Squadron RAF
* No. 64 Squadron RAF
* No. 65 Squadron RAF (East India)
* No. 66 Squadron RAF
* No. 67 Squadron
** 1916-18: RFC designation for No. 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
** post-1918 No. 67 Squadron RAF
* No. 68 Squadron
** 1916-18: RFC designation for No. 2 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
** post-1918 No. 68 Squadron RAF
* No. 69 Squadron
** 1916-18: RFC designation for No. 3 Squadron Australian Flying Corps
** post-1918 No. 69 Squadron RAF
* No. LXX Squadron RAF
* No. 71 Squadron
** 1916-18: RFC designation for No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
** post-1918 *No. 71 (Eagle) Squadron RAF - later 334th Fighter Squadron USAFSee RAF Eagle Squadrons]
* No. 72 Squadron RAF (Basutoland)
* No. 73 Squadron RAF
* No. 74 Squadron RAF (Trinidad)
* No. 75 Squadron RAF (later 75 Squadron RNZAF)
* No. 76 Squadron RAF
* No. 77 Squadron RAF
* No. 78 Squadron RAF
* No. 79 Squadron RAF (Madras Presidency)
* No. 80 Squadron RAF
* No. 81 Squadron RAF
* No. 82 Squadron RAF (United Provinces)
* No. 83 Squadron RAF
* No. 84 Squadron RAF
* No. 85 Squadron RAF
* No. 86 Squadron RAF
* No. 87 Squadron RAF (United Provinces)
* No. 88 Squadron RAF (Hong Kong)
* No. 89 Squadron RAF
* No. XC Squadron RAF
* No. 91 (Nigeria) Squadron RAF
* No. 92 (East India) Squadron RAF
* No. 93 Squadron RAF
* No. 94 Squadron RAF
* No. 95 Squadron RAF
* No. 96 Squadron RAF
* No. 97 Squadron RAF (Straits Settlements)
* No. 98 Squadron RAF
* No. 99 Squadron RAF (Madras Presidency)
* No. 100 Squadron RAF

Nos 101-150

* No. 101 Squadron RAF
* No. 102 (Ceylon) Squadron RAF
* No. 103 Squadron RAF
* No. 104 Squadron RAF
* No. 105 Squadron RAF
* No. 106 Squadron RAF
* No. 107 Squadron RAF
* No. 108 Squadron RAF
* No. 109 Squadron RAF
* No. 110 (Hyderabad) Squadron RAF
* No. 111 Squadron RAF
* No. 112 Squadron RAF
* No. 113 Squadron RAF
* No. 114 (Hong Kong) Squadron RAF
* No. 115 Squadron RAF
* No. 116 Squadron RAF
* No. 117 Squadron RAF
* No. 118 Squadron RAF
* No. 119 Squadron RAF
* No. 120 Squadron RAF
* No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron RAF later 335th Fighter Squadron USAAF
* No. 122 (Bombay) Squadron RAF
* No. 123 Squadron RAF (East India)
* No. 124 Squadron RAF (Baroda)
* No. 125 Squadron RAF (Newfoundland)
* No. 126 (Persian Gulf) Squadron RAF
* No. 127 Squadron RAF
* No. 128 Squadron RAF
* No. 129 Squadron RAF (Mysore)
* No. 130 Squadron RAF (Punjab)
* No. 131 Squadron RAF (County of Kent)
* No. 132 (City of Bombay) Squadron RAF
* No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron
* No. 134 Squadron RAF
* No. 135 Squadron RAF
* No. 136 Squadron RAF
* No. 137 Squadron RAF
* No. 138 Squadron RAF
* No. 139 (Jamaica) Squadron RAF
* No. 140 Squadron RAF
* No. 141 Squadron RAF
* No. 142 Squadron RAF
* No. 143 Squadron RAF
* No. 144 Squadron RAF
* No. 145 Squadron RAF
* No. 146 Squadron RAF
* No. 147 Squadron RAF
* No. 148 Squadron RAF
* No. 149 (East India) Squadron
* No. 150 Squadron RAF

Nos 151-200

* No. 151 Squadron RAF
* No. 152 (Hyderabad) Squadron RAF
* No. 153 Squadron RAF
* No 154 (Motor Industries) Squadron RAF
* No. 155 Squadron RAF
* No. 156 Squadron RAF
* No. 157 Squadron RAF
* No. 158 Squadron RAF
* No. 159 Squadron RAF
* No. 160 Squadron RAF
* No. 161 Squadron RAF
* No. 162 Squadron RAF
* No. 163 Squadron RAF
* No. 164 Squadron RAF (Argentine British)
* No. 165 Squadron RAF (Ceylon)
* No. 166 Squadron RAF
* No. 167 Squadron RAF
* No. 168 Squadron RAF
* No. 169 Squadron RAF
* No. 170 Squadron RAF
* No. 171 Squadron RAF
* No. 172 Squadron RAF
* No. 173 Squadron RAF
* No. 174 Squadron RAF (Mauritius)
* No. 175 Squadron RAF
* No. 176 Squadron RAF
* No. 177 Squadron RAF
* No. 178 Squadron RAF
* No. 179 Squadron RAF
* No. 180 Squadron RAF
* No. 181 Squadron RAF
* No. 182 Squadron RAF
* No. 183 Squadron RAF
* No. 184 Squadron RAF
* No. 185 Squadron RAF
* No. 186 Squadron RAF
* No. 187 Squadron RAF
* No. 188 Squadron RAF
* No. 189 Squadron RAF
* No. 190 Squadron RAF
* No. 191 Squadron RAF
* No. 192 Squadron RAF
* No. 193 Squadron RAF
* No. 194 Squadron RAF
* No. 195 Squadron RAF
* No. 196 Squadron RAF
* No. 197 Squadron RAF
* No. 198 Squadron RAF
* No. 199 Squadron RAF
* No. 200 Squadron RAF

Nos 201-250

The first squadrons to carry numbers above 200 were former RNAS squadrons that were renumbered upon amalgamation with 200 added to their RNAS squadron number. Independent flights of the RNAS were grouped together in squadrons and given numbers in the 200 series.
* No. 201 Squadron RAF
* No. 202 Squadron RAF
* No. 203 Squadron RAF
* No. 204 Squadron RAF
* No. 205 Squadron RAF
* No. 206 Squadron RAF
* No. CCVII Squadron RAF
* No. 208 Squadron RAF
* No. 209 Squadron RAF
* No. 210 Squadron RAF
* No. 211 Squadron RAF
* No. 212 Squadron RAF
* No. 213 Squadron RAF
* No. 214 Squadron RAF
* No. 215 Squadron RAF
* No. 216 Squadron RAF
* No. 217 Squadron RAF
* No. 218 Squadron RAF
* No. 219 Squadron RAF
* No. 220 Squadron RAF
* No. 221 Squadron RAF
* No. 222 Squadron RAF (Natal)
* No. 223 Squadron RAF
* No. 224 Squadron RAF
* No. 225 Squadron RAF
* No. 226 Squadron RAF
* No. 227 Squadron RAF
* No. 228 Squadron RAF
* No. 229 Squadron RAF
* No. 230 Squadron RAF
* No. 231 Squadron RAF
* No. 232 Squadron RAF
* No. 233 Squadron RAF
* No. 234 Squadron RAF
* No. 235 Squadron RAF
* No. 236 Squadron RAF
* No. 237 Squadron RAF second formation as No. 237 (Rhodesia) from No. 1 Squadron Southern Rhodesian Air Force
* No. 238 Squadron RAF
* No. 239 Squadron RAF
* No. 240 Squadron RAF
* No. 241 Squadron RAF
* No. 242 Squadron RAF
* No. 243 Squadron RAF
* No. 244 Squadron RAF
* No. 245 Squadron RAF
* No. 246 Squadron RAF
* No. 247 Squadron RAF (China-British)
* No. 248 Squadron RAF
* No. 249 Squadron RAF (Gold Coast)
* No. 250 Squadron RAF

Nos 251-299

* No. 251 Squadron RAF
* No. 252 Squadron RAF
* No. 253 Squadron RAF (Hyderabad State)
* No. 254 Squadron RAF
* No. 255 Squadron RAF
* No. 256 Squadron RAF
* No. 257 Squadron RAF (Burma)
* No. 258 Squadron RAF
* No. 259 Squadron RAF
* No. 260 Squadron RAF
* No. 261 Squadron RAF
* No. 262 Squadron RAF
* No. 263 Squadron RAF
* No. 264 Squadron RAF
* No. 265 Squadron RAF
* No. 266 Squadron RAF (Rhodesia)
* No. 267 Squadron RAF
* No. 268 Squadron RAF
* No. 269 Squadron RAF
* No. 270 Squadron RAF
* No. 271 Squadron RAF
* No. 272 Squadron RAF
* No. 273 Squadron RAF
* No. 274 Squadron RAF
* No. 275 Squadron RAF
* No. 276 Squadron RAF
* No. 277 Squadron RAF
* No. 278 Squadron RAF
* No. 279 Squadron RAF
* No. 280 Squadron RAF
* No. 281 Squadron RAF
* No. 282 Squadron RAF
* No. 283 Squadron RAF
* No. 284 Squadron RAF
* No. 285 Squadron RAF
* No. 286 Squadron RAF
* No. 287 Squadron RAF
* No. 288 Squadron RAF
* No. 289 Squadron RAF
* No. 290 Squadron RAF
* No. 291 Squadron RAF
* No. 292 Squadron RAF
* No. 293 Squadron RAF
* No. 294 Squadron RAF
* No. 295 Squadron RAF
* No. 296 Squadron RAF
* No. 297 Squadron RAF
* No. 298 Squadron RAF
* No. 299 Squadron RAF

American manned

main|RAF Eagle Squadrons
*No. 71 (Eagle) Squadron - later 334th Fighter Squadron USAF
*No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron - later 335th Fighter Squadron USAF
*No 133 (Eagle) Squadron - later 336th Fighter Squadron USAF

Polish manned

:"See also Squadrons No. 315-318, 663 and Polish Fighting Team (under Other)"

* No. 300 "Land of Masovia" Polish Bomber Squadron ("Ziemi Mazowieckiej")
* No. 301 "Land of Pomerania" Polish Bomber Squadron ("Ziemi Pomorskiej")
* No. 302 "City of Poznań" Polish Fighter Squadron ("Poznański")
* No. 303 "Kosciuszko" Polish Fighter Squadron ("Warszawski im. Tadeusza Kościuszki")
* No. 304 "Land of Silesia" Polish Bomber Squadron ("Ziemi Śląskiej im. Ks. Józefa Poniatowskiego")
* No. 305 "Land of Greater Poland" Polish Bomber Squadron ("Ziemi Wielkopolskiej im. Marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego")
* No. 306 "City of Toruń" Polish Fighter Squadron ("Toruński")
* No. 307 "City of Lwów" Polish Fighter Squadron ("Lwowskich Puchaczy")
* No. 308 "City of Kraków" Polish Fighter Squadron ("Krakowski")
* No. 309 "Land of Czerwień" Polish Fighter-Reconnaissance Squadron ("Ziemi Czerwieńskiej")

Czechoslovak manned

* No 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron
* No 311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron
* No 312 (Czechoslovak) Squadron
* No 313 (Czechoslovak) SquadronNote: the RAF never had a No. 314 Squadron-although they did use the number as No.314 Technical Services Unit.

Polish manned

:"See also Squadrons No. 300-309, 663 and Polish Fighting Team (under Other)"

* No. 315 "City of Dęblin" Polish Fighter Squadron ("Dębliński")
* No. 316 "City of Warsaw" Polish Fighter Squadron ("Warszawski")
* No. 317 "City of Wilno" Polish Fighter Squadron ("Wileński")
* No. 318 "City of Gdańsk" Polish Fighter-Reconnaissance Squadron ("Gdański")Note: No. 319 never used; the "Polish Fighting Team" was attached to No. 145 Fighter Squadron.

Dutch manned

* No 320 (Netherlands) Squadron
* No 321 (Netherlands) Squadron
* No 322 (Dutch) Squadron

Combat Support Squadrons RAAF

* No. 322 Expeditionary Combat Support Squadron RAAF
* No. 323 Expeditionary Combat Support Squadron RAAF
* No. 324 Combat Support Squadron RAAF
* No. 325 "City of Goulburn" Squardon RAAF

French manned

:"See also Squadrons no. 340-346"

* No 326 (GC 2/7 "Nice")
* No 327 (GC 1/3 "Corse")
* No 328 (GC 1/7 "Provence")
* No 329 (GC 1/2 "Cigognes")

Norwegian manned

* No. 330 Squadron RAF
* No. 331 Squadron RAF
* No. 332 Squadron RAF
* No. 333 Squadron RAF
* No. 334 Squadron RAF

Greek manned

* No. 335 Squadron RAF
* No. 336 Squadron RAF

French manned

:"See also Squadrons no. 326-329"

* No 340 (GC 4/2 "Ile de France")
* No 341 (GC 3/2 "Alsace")
* No 342 (GB 1/20 "Lorraine")
* No. 343 Squadron RAF
* No 344 (Flotille 1E)
* No 345 (GC 2/2 "Berry")
* No 346 (GB 2/23 "Guyenne")
* No 347 (GB 1/25 "Tunisie")

Squadron codes letters for No. 348 allocated but squadron not formed [ [http://www.rafweb.org/Sqn330-352.htm Sqn Histories 330-350_P ] ]

Belgian manned

* No. 349 Squadron RAF
* No. 350 Squadron RAF

Yugoslav manned

* No 351 (Jugoslav) Squadron RAF
* No 352 (Jugoslav) Squadron RAF

Regular RAF Units Series 2

* No. 353 Squadron RAF
* No. 354 Squadron RAF
* No. 355 Squadron RAF
* No. 356 Squadron RAF
* No. 357 Squadron RAF
* No. 358 Squadron RAF
* No. 360 Squadron RAF
* No. 361 Squadron RAFNote: "It appears that no Nos. 362-399 Squadrons were formed. See " [http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=84&t=139229 Axis History Forum • View topic - RAF Unit Numbers query? ] ]

Article XV squadrons of World War II

Under Article XV of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, the air forces of Australia, Canada and New Zealand formed squadrons for service under RAF operational control.

Royal Canadian Air Force units

* No. 400 Squadron RCAF (City of Toronto)
* No. 401 Squadron RCAF (Ram)
* No. 402 Squadron RCAF ("City of Winnipeg")
* No. 403 Squadron RCAF (Wolf)
* No. 404 Squadron RCAF
* No. 405 Squadron RCAF (Vancouver)
* No. 406 Squadron RCAF
* No. 407 Squadron RCAF
* No. 408 Squadron RCAF
* No. 409 Squadron RCAF
* No. 410 Squadron RCAF
* No. 411 Squadron RCAF
* No. 412 Squadron RCAF
* No. 413 Squadron RCAF ("The Tusker Squadron")
* No 414 (Sarnia Imperials) Squadron RCAF
* No. 415 Squadron RCAF
* No. 416 Squadron RCAF (City of Oshawa)
* No. 417 Squadron RCAF
* No. 418 Squadron RCAF (City of Edmonton)
* No. 419 Squadron RCAF (Snowy Owl)
* No. 420 Squadron RCAF
* No. 421 Squadron RCAF
* No. 422 Squadron RCAF
* No. 423 Squadron RCAF
* No. 424 Squadron RCAF
* No. 425 Squadron RCAF (Alouette)
* No. 426 Squadron RCAF
* No. 427 Squadron RCAF
* No. 428 Squadron RCAF
* No. 429 Squadron RCAF
* No. 430 Squadron RCAF (City of Sudbury)
* No. 431 Squadron RCAF
* No. 432 Squadron RCAF (Leaside)
* No. 433 Squadron RCAF
* No. 434 Squadron RCAF
* No. 435 Squadron RCAF (Chinthe)
* No. 436 Squadron RCAF ("The Elephant Squadron")
* No. 437 Squadron RCAF
* No. 438 Squadron RCAF
* No. 439 Squadron RCAF (Westmount)
* No. 440 Squadron RCAF (City of Ottawa and Beaver)
* No. 441 Squadron RCAF (Silver Fox)
* No. 442 Squadron RCAF (Caribou)
* No. 443 Squadron RCAF (Hornet)
* No. 444 Squadron RCCF formed post-war on 1 September 1947.
* No. 445 Squadron RCAF formed post-war on 1 April 1953.
* No. 446 Squadron RCAF formed post-war on 28 December 1961.
* No. 447 Squadron RCAF formed post-war on 15 September 1962.
* No. 448 Squadron RCAF {Test Squadron}
* No. 449 Squadron RCAF Canadian Air Command Maritime Training Sqn formed 1 April 1968.
* No. 450 Squadron RCAF Canadian Air Command Maritime Training Sqn formed 1 April 1968.
* No. 450 Squadron RCAF Canadian Air Command Heavy Helicopter Transport Sqn

* No. 664 Squadron RCAF 1st RCAF Air Observation Post squadron formed 9 December 1944, RAF Andover, England.
* No. 665 Squadron RCAF 2nd RCAF Air Observation Post squadron formed 22 January 1945, RAF Andover, England.
* No. 666 Squadron RCAF 3rd RCAF Air Observation Post squadron formed 5 March 1945, RAF Andover, England.

Royal Australian Air Force units

* No. 450 Squadron RAAF
* No. 451 Squadron RAAF
* No. 452 Squadron RAAF
* No. 453 Squadron RAAF
* No. 454 Squadron RAAF
* No. 455 Squadron RAAF
* No. 456 Squadron RAAF
* No. 457 Squadron RAAF
* No. 458 Squadron RAAF
* No. 459 Squadron RAAF
* No. 460 Squadron RAAF
* No. 461 Squadron RAAF
* No. 462 Squadron RAAF
* No. 463 Squadron RAAF
* No. 464 Squadron RAAF
* No. 466 Squadron RAAF
* No. 467 Squadron RAAFNote "No Nos. 468-484, 491-499 and 599 seem to have been formed." See

Royal New Zealand Air Force units

* No. 485 Squadron RNZAF
* No. 486 Squadron RNZAF
* No. 487 Squadron RNZAF
* No. 488 Squadron RNZAF
* No. 489 Squadron RNZAF
* No. 490 Squadron RNZAF

Royal Auxiliary Air Force Squadrons Series 1

Formed as "Special Reserve" squadrons but absorbed into the Royal Auxiliary Air Force
* No. 500 Squadron RAF as No. 500 (County of Kent) Squadron
* No. 501 Squadron RAF as No. 501 (County of Gloucester) Squadron
* No. 502 Squadron RAF as No. 502 (Ulster) Squadron
* No. 503 Squadron RAF as No. 503 (City of Lincoln) Squadron
* No. 504 Squadron RAF as No. 504 (County of Nottingham) Squadron

No. 505 to 509 allocated but never formed.

Regular RAF Units Series 3

* No. 510 Squadron RAF
* No. 511 Squadron RAF
* No. 512 Squadron RAF
* No. 513 Squadron RAF
* No. 514 Squadron RAF
* No. 515 Squadron RAF
* No. 516 Squadron RAF
* No. 517 Squadron RAF
* No. 518 Squadron RAF
* No. 519 Squadron RAF
* No. 520 Squadron RAF
* No. 521 Squadron RAF
* No. 524 Squadron RAF
* No. 525 Squadron RAF
* No. 526 Squadron RAF
* No. 527 Squadron RAF
* No. 528 Squadron RAF
* No. 529 Squadron RAF
* No. 530 Squadron RAF
* No. 531 Squadron RAF
* No. 532 Squadron RAF
* No. 533 Squadron RAF
* No. 534 Squadron RAF
* No. 535 Squadron RAF
* No. 536 Squadron RAF
* No. 537 Squadron RAF
* No. 538 Squadron RAF
* No. 539 Squadron RAF
* No. 540 Squadron RAF
* No. 541 Squadron RAF
* No. 542 Squadron RAF
* No. 543 Squadron RAF
* No. 544 Squadron RAF
* No. 547 Squadron RAF
* No. 548 Squadron RAF
* No. 549 Squadron RAF
* No. 550 Squadron RAF
* No. 567 Squadron RAF
* No. 569 Squadron RAF
* No. 570 Squadron RAF
* No. 571 Squadron RAF
* No. 575 Squadron RAF
* No. 576 Squadron RAF
* No. 577 Squadron RAF
* No. 578 Squadron RAF
* No. 582 Squadron RAF
* No. 586 Squadron RAF
* No. 587 Squadron RAF
* No. 595 Squadron RAF
* No. 597 Squadron RAF
* No. 598 Squadron RAF

*Note: There were to been Reserve squadrons using numbers 551-566 which would have created by adding 500 to the existing OTU designations. [ [http://www.rafweb.org/Sqn541-598.htm Sqn Histories 541-598_P ] ] In the event the plan was never put into effect, although there was some desultory use of some of the numbers by some of the OTU's for a short period. Despite their lack of formal activation, this block of numbers has never been re-allocated for use by other units.

Royal Auxiliary Air Force Squadrons Series 2

* No. 600 Squadron RAF as No 600 (City of London) Squadron
* No. 601 Squadron RAF as No 601 (County of London) Squadron
* No. 602 Squadron RAF as No 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron
* No. 603 Squadron RAF as No 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron
* No. 604 Squadron RAF as No 604 (County of Middlesex) Squadron
* No. 605 Squadron RAF as No 605 (County of Warwick) Squadron
* No. 606 Squadron RAF as No 606 (Chiltern) Squadron (note: this is a non-flying unit formed recently and is therefore not an 'aircraft squadron')
* No. 607 Squadron RAF as No 607 (County of Durham) Squadron
* No. 608 Squadron RAF as No 608 (North Riding) Squadron
* No. 609 Squadron RAF as No 609 (West Riding) Squadron
* No. 610 Squadron RAF as No 610 (County of Chester) Squadron
* No. 611 Squadron RAF as No 611 (West Lancashire) Squadron
* No. 612 Squadron RAF as No 612 (County of Aberdeen) Squadron
* No. 613 Squadron RAF as No 613 (City of Manchester) Squadron
* No. 614 Squadron RAF as No 614 (County of Glamorgan) Squadron
* No. 615 Squadron RAF as No 615 (County of Surrey) Squadron
* No. 616 Squadron RAF as No 616 (South Yorkshire) Squadron

Regular RAF Units Series 4

* No. 617 Squadron RAF "The Dambusters"
* No. 618 Squadron RAF
* No. 619 Squadron RAF
* No. 620 Squadron RAF
* No. 621 Squadron RAF
* No. 622 Squadron RAF
* No. 623 Squadron RAF
* No. 624 Squadron RAF
* No. 625 Squadron RAF
* No. 626 Squadron RAF
* No. 627 Squadron RAF
* No. 628 Squadron RAF
* No. 630 Squadron RAF
* No. 631 Squadron RAF
* No. 633 Squadron RAF (Fictional Squadron)
* No. 635 Squadron RAF
* No. 639 Squadron RAF
* No. 640 Squadron RAF
* No. 644 Squadron RAF
* No. 650 Squadron RAF
* No. 651 (AOP) Squadron RAF
* No. 652 (AOP) Squadron RAF
* No. 653 (AOP) Squadron RAF
* No. 654 (AOP) Squadron RAF
* No. 655 (AOP) Squadron RAF
* No. 656 (AOP) Squadron RAF
* No. 657 (AOP) Squadron RAF {Renumbered No. 651 Squadron RAF 1 November 1955}
* No. 658 (AOP) Squadron RAF
* No. 659 (AOP) Squadron RAF
* No. 660 (AOP) Squadron RAF
* No. 661 (AOP) Squadron RAF
* No. 662 (AOP) Squadron RAF
* No. 663 (AOP) Squadron RAF (Polish Artillery Observation Squadron)
* No. 664 Squadron RAF (post World War Two)
* No. 665 Squadron RAF (post World War Two)
* No. 666 Squadron (Scottish) Auxiliary Air Force (post World War Two)
* No. 667 Squadron RAF
* No. 668 Squadron RAF
* No. 669 Squadron RAF
* No. 670 Squadron RAF
* No. 671 Squadron RAF
* No. 672 Squadron RAF
* No. 673 Squadron RAF
* No. 679 Squadron RAF
* No. 680 Squadron RAF
* No. 681 Squadron RAF
* No. 682 Squadron RAF
* No. 683 Squadron RAF
* No. 684 Squadron RAF
* No. 691 Squadron RAF
* No 692 (Fellowship of the Bellows) Squadron
* No. 695 Squadron RAF

Nos 629; 632-634; 636-638; 645-649; 685-690 and 693-694 Sqns neither formed nor listed according to RAF website [ [http://www.raf.mod.uk/history_old/sqn_hist601-1435.html The Royal Air Force - History Section ] ]

Nos. 696-699 Sqns appear to have been formed. The 700 to 800 Series were allocated to the Fleet Air Arm Squadrons, these were transferred to the Royal Navy on 14 May 1937. It should also be noted that the 700 series squadrons is used for training and operational conversion unit. Operational squadrons were numbered in the 800 series and during World War II 1700 and 1800 series was also used for operational squadrons.

quadrons passed to Royal Navy (700s and 800s)

While still under the control of the RAF, flights of the Fleet Air Arm were organized into squadrons with numbers in the 700 and 800 range. These subsequently became the Naval Air Squadrons (NAS) of the Royal Navy. [http://www.rafweb.org/Sqn712-825.htm. Accessed 3 April 2008] Squadrons in the range 700-799 were training and anicllary squadrons although the range 700 to 750 was originally allocated to Fleet Air Arm catapult units. [ [http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/Squadrons/700index.htm FleetAirArmArchive.net] ]

*700 Naval Air Squadron formed 21 January 1940.
*701 Naval Air Squadron
*702 Naval Air Squadron formed 15 July 1936 as No. 702 Flight.
*No. 703 NAS formed 3 June 1942
*No. 704 NAS
*No. 705 NAS:formed June 1936 from No. 447 Flight operated catapult/crane Fairy Swordfish from the battlecruisers HMS|Repulse|1916|6 and HMS|Renown|1916|2. Disbanded in 1940. Reformed post-war in 1947 to develop helicopter services onboard ships. Today it is a Helicopter Training Squadron.
*No. 706 NAS
*No. 707 NAS
*No. 708 NAS
*No. 709 NAS
*No. 710 NAS
*No. 711 NAS
*712 Squadron
*713 Naval Air Squadron
*714 Naval Air Squadron
*715 Squadron
*716 Naval Air Squadron
*717 Naval Air Squadron
*718 Squadron
*719 Naval Air Squadron
*720 Naval Air Squadron
*721 Naval Air Squadron
*722 Naval Air Squadron
*723 Naval Air Squadron
*724 Naval Air Squadron
*725 Naval Air Squadron
*726 Naval Air Squadron
*727 Naval Air Squadron
*728 Naval Air Squadron
*728B Naval Air Squadron
*729 Naval Air Squadron
*730 Naval Air Squadron
*731 Naval Air Squadron
*732 Naval Air Squadron
*733 Naval Air Squadron
*734 Naval Air Squadron
*735 Naval Air Squadron
*736 Naval Air Squadron
*737 Naval Air Squadron
*738 Naval Air Squadron
*739 Naval Air Squadron
*740 Naval Air Squadron
*741 Naval Air Squadron
*742 Naval Air Squadron
*743 Naval Air Squadron
*744 Naval Air Squadron
*745 Naval Air Squadron
*746 Naval Air Squadron
*747 Naval Air Squadron
*748 Naval Air Squadron
*749 Naval Air Squadron
*750 Naval Air Squadron
*751 Naval Air Squadron
*752 Naval Air Squadron
*753 Naval Air Squadron
*754 Naval Air Squadron
*755 Naval Air Squadron
*756 Naval Air Squadron
*757 Naval Air Squadron
*758 Naval Air Squadron
*759 Naval Air Squadron
*760 Naval Air Squadron
*761 Naval Air Squadron
*762 Naval Air Squadron
*763 Naval Air Squadron
*764 Naval Air Squadron
*765 Naval Air Squadron
*766 Naval Air Squadron
*767 Naval Air Squadron
*768 Naval Air Squadron
*769 Naval Air Squadron
*770 Naval Air Squadron
*771 Naval Air Squadron
*772 Naval Air Squadron
*773 Naval Air Squadron
*774 Naval Air Squadron
*775 Naval Air Squadron
*776 Naval Air Squadron
*777 Naval Air Squadron
*778 Naval Air Squadron
*779 Naval Air Squadron
* 780 Naval Air Squadron
*781 Naval Air Squadron
*782 Naval Air Squadron
*783 Naval Air Squadron
*784 Naval Air Squadron
*785 Naval Air Squadron
*786 Naval Air Squadron
*787 Naval Air Squadron
*788 Naval Air Squadron
*789 Naval Air Squadron
*790 Naval Air Squadron
*791 Naval Air Squadron
*792 Naval Air Squadron
*793 Naval Air Squadron
*794 Naval Air Squadron
*795 Naval Air Squadron
*796 Naval Air Squadron
*797 Naval Air Squadron
*798 Naval Air Squadron
*799 Naval Air Squadron
*800 Squadron
*801 Squadron
*802 Squadron
*803 Squadron
*804 Naval Air Squadron
*805 Naval Air Squadron
*806 Naval Air Squadron
*807 Naval Air Squadron
*808 Naval Air Squadron
*809 Naval Air Squadron
*810 Squadron
*811 Squadron
*812 Squadron
*813 Squadron
*814 Squadron
*815 Naval Air Squadron
*816 Naval Air Squadron - later to become 816 Squadron RAN
*817 Naval Air Squadron
*818 Naval Air Squadron
*819 Naval Air Squadron
*820 Squadron
*821 Squadron
*822 Squadron
*823 Squadron
*824 Squadron
*825 Squadron
*826 Naval Air Squadron
*827 Naval Air Squadron
*828 Naval Air Squadron
*829 Naval Air Squadron
*830 Naval Air Squadron
*831 Naval Air Squadron
*832 Naval Air Squadron
*833 Naval Air Squadron
*834 Naval Air Squadron
*835 Naval Air Squadron
*836 Naval Air Squadron
*837 Naval Air Squadron
*838 Naval Air Squadron
*840 Naval Air Squadron
*841 Naval Air Squadron
*842 Naval Air Squadron
*845 Naval Air Squadron
*846 Naval Air Squadron
*847 Naval Air Squadron
*848 Naval Air Squadron
*849 Naval Air Squadron
*850 Naval Air Squadron
*851 Naval Air Squadron
*852 Naval Air Squadron
*853 Naval Air Squadron
*854 Naval Air Squadron
*855 Naval Air Squadron
*856 Naval Air Squadron
*857 Naval Air Squadron
*860 Naval Air Squadron
*861 Naval Air Squadron
*870 Naval Air Squadron
*871 Naval Air Squadron
*877 Naval Air Squadron
*878 Naval Air Squadron
*879 Naval Air Squadron
*880 Naval Air Squadron
*881 Naval Air Squadron
*882 Naval Air Squadron
*883 Naval Air Squadron
*884 Naval Air Squadron
*885 Naval Air Squadron
*886 Naval Air Squadron
*887 Naval Air Squadron
*888 Naval Air Squadron
*889 Naval Air Squadron
*890 Naval Air Squadron
*891 Naval Air Squadron
*892 Naval Air Squadron
*893 Naval Air Squadron
*894 Naval Air Squadron
*895 Naval Air Squadron
*896 Naval Air Squadron
*897 Naval Air Squadron
*898 Naval Air Squadron
*899 Naval Air Squadron

Balloon squadrons 901-999

Squadron Nos from 901 to 999 covered Barrage Balloon units of the AAF. All the numbers were used.See listing of Nos 901 to 999 at [http://www.rafweb.org/Sqn900.htm] {reference only}
*No. 902 Squadron RAF (County of London Balloon, Auxiliary Air Force)
*No. 903 Squadron RAF (County of London Balloon, Auxiliary Air Force)
*No. 909 Squadron RAF (County of Essex Balloon, Auxiliary Air Force)
*No. 918 Squadron RAF (County of Derby Balloon, Auxiliary Air Force)
*No. 945 Squadron RAF (City of Glasgow Balloon, Auxiliary Air Force)

Others

*Air Fighting Development Squadron, at the Central Fighter Establishment
*No. 138 Special Duty Squadron Polish Flight "C" ·
*Polish Fighting Team ("Skalski's Circus"), attached to 145 Squadron
*No. 1435 Squadron RAF
*No. 1586 Polish Special Duty Flight
*List of Air Training Corps squadrons

quadron codes

From 1939 before the Second World War to the early 1950s, squadrons of the RAF used two letter codes to identify its aircraft. They were usually painted on the sides of the plane to the left of the roundel; a third letter after the roundel identified the individual aircraft within the squadron. [No squadron operated more than 26 aircraft] [ [http://www.btinternet.com/~lee_mail/rafcodes.html list of three-letter squadron codes] ]

Notes and references

* 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, C.G. "RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912". Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 1988 (second edition 2001). ISBN 1-85310-053-6.

ee also

*Battle of Britain RAF squadrons
*University Air Squadron

External links

* [http://www.raf.mod.uk/structure/squadrons.cfm a list of current squadrons from the RAF website]


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