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No. 512 Squadron Royal Air Force

   No 512 Squadron was formed at Hendon 18th June 1943 as a transport unit, flying to Gibraltar and North Africa through to February 1944 when it transferred to No 46 Group training in glider towing and parachute dropping. Before D-Day, it dropped leaflets over France and on D-Day itself, sent 32 aircraft with paratroops, followed later in the day by 17 aircraft towing gliders . No 512 was then involved with casualty evacuation flights for the rest of the war, plus general transport duties. For the Arnhem landings, 46 gliders were towed into the landing zone, followed by 29 re-supply missions. For the crossing of the Rhine, 24 aircraft towed gliders, losing one.

No 512 then flew to the Middle East, moving to Egypt, and then Italy, operating to points in the Balkans. By February 1946, the squadron began returning its aircraft to Britain, and No 512 disbanded on the 14th of March 1946.

Airfields No. 512 Squadron flew from:

  • RAF Hendon from 18 June 1943 (Hudson IIIa)
  • RAF Broadwell from February 1944 (No 46 Group. Dakota I, Dakota III)
  • Brussels from March 1945 (Dakota IV)
  • Gianaclis, Palestine from October 1945
  • Bari, from December 1945
  • disbanded 14 March 1946


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Those known to have served with

No. 512 Squadron Royal Air Force

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

  • Teed Ronald. F/O (d.10th April 1944)

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F/O Ronald Teed 512 Squadron (d.10th April 1944)

I am seeking information from family and friends of members of 512 Squadron RAAF, stationed at Broadwell. My uncle F/O Ronald Teed died on 10 April 1944 when his Dakota crashed at the airfield returning from a training mission. Any information regarding the squadron would be appreciated. The site is much appreciated for keeping these memories alive.

Mike Condon

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