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No . 1 Squadron Royal Air Force

9th September 1939 Into France

30th Oct 1939 Aircraft Shot Down

2nd March 1940 Hurricane lost

12th May 1940 Maastricht bridges

13th May 1940 Three aircraft lost

14th May 1940 Three aircraft lost

15th May 1940 Pilots safe

17th May 1940 Airfield bombed

18th May 1940 Aircraft lost on patrol

19th May 1940 Two aircraft lost

25th May 1940 Anti-aircraft fire

26th May 1940 Hurricane lost

5th June 1940 Two Hurricanes destroyed

14th June 1940 Air-cover for evacuating troops

17th June 1940 Enemy Attack

18th June 1940 Evacuated from France  With the enemy vanguard almost within striking distance, No.1 squadron was evacuated on the 18th June, the last RAF unit to leave France. After a few days at Northolt, it returned to RAF Tangmere.  More info.

18th June 1940 Evacuated from France

1st August 1940 Relocated

11th August 1940  Ports and ships attacked

15th Aug 1940 Eagle Day

15th August 1940  Airfields attacked

15th Aug 1940 Battle over Essex

16th August 1940 Eagle Day

1st Sept 1940 Air battle over Kent

3rd September 1940 Aircraft missing

7th Sept 1940 Battle of Britain

9th Sept 1940 Moved for respite

15th Dec 1940 

8th July 1942 Re-equipped for new role

22 April 1944 Re-equipped and on the move

22nd June 1944 Defence of London

18th December 1944 

14th May 1945 

June 1945 

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Those known to have served with

No . 1 Squadron Royal Air Force

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

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Lt. Victor Mundell 1 Squadron

My father-in-law, Victor Mundell, was a Spitfire pilot and was shot down in Tripolitania on the 16th of April 1943. Landing in a cactus field where he was captured by local Arabs, who later sold him to the Germans for a bag of flour. He was taken to Stalag Luft 3 and was a penguin during the building of the tunnels for the Great Escape, but did not make the list for escape. We don't know which compound he was in or what happened in the last months of the war but he arrived in England on the 9/5/1945.

We would be interested to hear from anyone else who had relatives in the SAAF in Stalag Luft 3

Chris Mundell

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