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No. 63 Squadron Royal Air Force



   No. 63 Squadron, RFC, was formed at Stirling, Scotland in 1916, serving initially as a training unit. It was sent to Mesopotamia in August 1917, where it played a prominent part in the air operations against the Turkish Army. The squadron was disbanded in 1920

No. 63 re-formed at Andover as a bomber squadron in February 1937 and in May 1937 it was the first to receive the Fairey Battle. However in 1939, it was detailed for aircrew training duties with both the Battles and Anson aircraft at RAF Upwood.

 

17th Sept 1939 On the move  On 7th September 1939 No.63 Squadron moved to RAF Abingdon, but moved again to nearby RAF Benson ten days later where it served as an elementary flying training unit.



17th Sept 1939 On the move

8th April 1940 Redesignated

15th June 1942 Squadron reformed

16th July 1942 Relocated

20th November 1942 On the Move

December 1942 Detachments

11th January 1943 Ops

26th July 1943 Relocation

12th Nov 1943 Relocation

30th Nov 1943 Tactical reconnaissance

16th January 1944 Naval work resumed

March 1944 Re-equipped

28th May 1944 New tasks

6th June 1944 D-day

8th June 1944 Spitfire lost

25th June 1944 Aircraft lost

3rd July 1944 Relocated

30th August 1944 Reconnaissance

19th Sept 1944 

30th Jan 1945 

Feb 1945 


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