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No . 6Squadron Royal Air Force



   Formed at Farnborough on 31 January 1914, No 6 Squadron RFC, was deployed to France on the 6th of October. Initially used for artillery cooperation, it became the first Squadron to try dropping bombs on strategic targets, but reconnaissance remained its primary task throughout the Great War.

Shortly after the end of the First World War, No.6 Squadron transferred to Iraq. It moved to Egypt in 1929, then to Ramleh in Palestine during 1937, reverting to an army support role with with a mixed bag of reconnaissance aircraft, namely Hawker Hardys, Gloster Gauntlets & Gladiators and Westland Lysanders.



 

April 1940 Vintage aircraft replaced

19th Sept 1940 Detachment to Egypt

1st Feb 1941 Into Tobruk

17th Feb 1941 Withdraw to Palestine

24th February 1941 Flight of Hurricanes received

9th April 1941 Return to Tobruk

23rd April 1941 On the move

1st July 1941 Stood down

18th August 1941 Back on patrol

Sept 1941 Hurricanes

November 1941 New aircraft received

12th February 1942 Stood down again

April 1942 Re-equipped

July 1942 El Alamein

October 1942 Tankbuster in operqation

9th December 1942 Maritime patrols

2nd Feb 1943 Into Tunisia

March 1943 Attached to the Free French

2nd June 1943 Re-equipped

24th February 1944 Into Italy

April 1944 On the move

8th February 1945 Maritime patrols again

9th April 1945 

May 1945 


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