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No. 19 Squadron Royal Air Force


September 1939 Convoy patrols

27th April 1940 Aircraft refitted

25th May 1940 Dunkirk

26th May 1940 In action over Dunkirk

1st June 1940 First Spitfire 'Ace'

5th June 1940 Return to Duxford

24 July 1940 Relocated

16th Aug 1940 Bombers intercepted

16th August 1940 Eagle Day

24th August 1940  Airfields bombed

31st August 1940  Battle of Britain

3rd September 1940 Airfields bombed

5th September 1940 Battle of Britain

7th Sept 1940 Battle of Britain

9th Sept 1940 London Blitz begins

11th September 1940 Battle of Britain

14th Sept 1940 Battle of Britain

15th Sep 1940 Battle of Britain Day

17th September 1940  Battle of Britain

18th Sept 1940 London bombed

30th Oct 1940 Re-equipped

16th Aug 1941 

6th May 1942 

1st March 1943 

24th Oct 1943 Training

15th April 1944 New Wing

6th June 1944 D-Day landings

25th June 1944 Move to France

29th September 1944 Bomber escort role

13th Feb 1945 Relocated

13th May 1945 

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Those known to have served with

No. 19 Squadron Royal Air Force

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

  • Powell John Alexander. Group Captain (d.18th Aug 1944)
  • Shirreff A. C.. Sqn. Ldr.
  • Thomas Peter Albert.

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Sqn. Ldr. A. C. Shirreff 19 Sqd.

My father - Sqn Ldr AC Shirreff was with 19 squadron aa RAF Peterhead during the war, flying Mustangs to Norway. He has many pictures and logbook entries. He has also been contacted recently by a Norwegian gentleman who is researching the exploits of the pilots that flew to Norway from Peterhead and Banff during WW2.

Ian Shirreff

Group Captain John Alexander "Speedy" Powell DSO, DFC, OBE 19 Sqd. (d.18th Aug 1944)

I understand that Group Captain Powell was at Feltwell during WW2 although not as a Group captain at the time. He was a pilot and flew Wellingtons amongst other aircraft. Can anyone confirm whether he did?

Jeremy Powell

Peter Albert Thomas 19 Sqdn.

Peter Thomas flew with 19 Squadron from Duxford on Spitfire fighters.

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