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No . 3 Squadron Royal Air Force

August 1939 

3rd Sept 1939 On the move

13th Dec 1939 Moving again

11th March 1940 Accident

10th May 1940 Aircraft lost

11th May 1940 Deployed to France

13th May 1940 Three aircraft lost

14th May 1940 Aircraft lost

15th May 1940 Aircraft lost

16th May 1940 Squadron Leader killed

17th May 1940 Aircraft lost

18th May 1940 Aircraft lost

19th May 1940 Aircraft damaged

20th May 1940 Ops in France

30th May 1940 Move to Scotland

3rd Sept 1940 Rest period

7th Jan 1941 Back on Ops

3rd April 1941 New role

9th Aug 1941 On the move

February 1942 Interception of bomber raids

April 1943 New aircraft: new role

14th May 1943 On the move

28th Dec 1943 Moved and re-equipped

14th Feb 1944 V1 flying bomb interception

21st Sept 1944 Prepared to go overseas

28th Sept 1944 Into Europe

May 1945   Airfields No. 3 Squadron flew from during WW2.
  • RAF Biggin Hill until 3rd Sept 1939
  • RAF Croydon, Surrey from 3rd September 1939 to 10th May 1940.
    • Detachment to Hawkinge 17 December 1939 to 10 February 1940
    • Detachment to RAF Kenley, Surrey from 28th January 1940 to 10 February 1940
  • France from 11th May 1940 to 20th May 1940
  • RAF Wick, Caithness from 23rd May 1940
  • RAF Castletown, Caithness from 3rd September 1940
  • RAF Dyce from 9th to 12th October 1940.
  • RAF Castletown from 12th October 1940 to 7 January 1941.
    • Detachment to Sumburgh from 2nd January to 29 March 1941.
  • RAF Skeabrae, Orkney from 7th January 1941
  • RAF Castletown, Caithness from 10th February 1941
  • RAF Martlesham Heath, Suffolk from 3rd April 1941
  • RAF Stapleford Tawney, Essex from 23rd June 1941
  • RAF Hunsdon, Hertfordshire from 9th August 1941
  • RAF West Malling, Kent from 14th May 1943
  • RAF Manston, Kent from 11th June 1943
  • RAF Swanton Morley, Norfolk from 28th December 1943
  • RAF Manston, Kent from 14th February 1943
  • RAF Bradwell Bay, Essex from 6th March 1944
  • RAF Warmwell from 2nd April 1944
  • RAF Newchurch, Kent from 28th April 1944
  • RAF Matlaske, Norfolk from 21st September 1944
  • B.60 Grimbergen from 28th September 1944
  • B.80 Volkel from 1st October 1944
  • B.112 Hopsten from 17th April 1945
  • B.152 Fassberg from 26th April 1945

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  • Those known to have served with

    No . 3 Squadron Royal Air Force

    during the Second World War 1939-1945.

    • Barr Andrew William.
    • McNair Robin John.

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