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No. 407 Squadron
No 407 (Demon) Coastal Strike Squadron was formed at Thorney Island on the 8th of May 1941, training on Blenheims. It was one of seven RCAF units serving with RAF Coastal Command. From September 1941 to January 1943 it was a strike squadron that attacked German shipping, earning its nickname as the Demon squadron. It was redesignated 407 General Reconnaissance Squadron on the 29th of January 1943 and thereafter protected friendly shipping from u-boat attacks. No 407 was disbanded on the 4th of June 1945.
Airfields No. 407 Squadron flew from:
- RAF Thorney Island, Hampshire from the 8th May 1941 (formed. Blenheim IV, Hudson I, Hudson III, Hudson V)
- RAF North Coates, Lincolnshire from July 1941 (Hudson III, V)
- RAF Thorney Island from February 1942
- RAF Bircham Newton, Norfolk from the 31st March 1942
- RAF St. Eval, Cornwall from September 1942
- RAF Docking, Norfolk from November 1942
- RAF Skitten, Caithness from February 1943 (Wellington XI)
- RAF Chivenor, Devon from March 1943 (Wellington XII, Wellington XIV)
- RAF St. Eval from September 1943
- RAF Chivenor from December 1943
- RAF Limavady, Londonderry from January 1944
- RAF Wick, Caithness from August 1944
- RAF Chivenor from November 1944
- disbanded the 4th June 1945
List of those who served with No. 407 Squadron during The Second World War
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