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No. 610 (County of Chester) Squadron Royal Air Force

   No. 610 (County of Chester) Squadron were part of Fighter Command, flying Spitfires. During the Second World War they shot down 132 enemy aircraft with another 46 probables and 53 damaged. They also destroyed 50 flying-bombs. The Squadron was disbanded in 1957

Airfields at which No. 610 Squadron were based:

  • Hooton Park. to 10th Oct 1939
  • Wittering 10th Oct 1939 to 4th April 1940
  • Prestwick 4th April 1940 to 10th May 1940
  • Biggin Hill. 10th May 1940 to 27th May 1940 & 8th July 1940 to 31 Aug 1940
  • Gravesend 27th May 1940 to 8th July 1940
  • Acklington. 31 Aug 1940 to 15 Dec 1940
  • Westhampnett. 15 Dec 1940 to 29th Aug 1941 & 20th Jan 1943 to 30th April 1943 & 27 Jun 1944 to 2 July 1944
  • Leconfield. 29th Aug 1941 to 14 Jan 1942
  • Hutton Cranswick 14 Jan 1942 to 4th April 1942
  • Ludham 4th April 1942 to 16th Aug 1942 & 21st Aug 1942 to 15th Oct 1942
  • West Malling 16th Aug 1942 to 21st Aug 1942 & 19th June 1944 to 27 Jun 1944
  • Castletown 15th Oct 1942 to 20th Jan 1943
  • Perranporth 30th April 1943 to 26th June 1943
  • Bolt Head 26th June 1943 to 19 Dec 1943 & 16th May 1944 to 24th May 1944
  • Fairwood Common 19 Dec 1943 to 4th Jan 1944 & 23rd April 1944 to 30th April 1944
  • Exeter 4th Jan 1944 to 7 April 1944
  • Culmhead 7 April 1944 to 23rd April 1944 & 30th April 1944 to 16th May 1944
  • Harrowbeer 24th May 1944 to 19th June 1944
  • Firston 2 July 1944 to 12 Sept 1944
  • Lympne. 12 Sept 1944 to 4 Dec 1944
  • Evere, B56. 4 Dec 1944 to 21st Feb 1945
  • Warmwell 21st Feb 1945 to ?
  • Eindhoven, B78. from ? to 3rd March 1945


    27th May 1940 

    29th May 1940 Aircraft Lost

    10th July 1940 Battle of Britain begins

    13th July 1940  Battle of Britain

    24th July 1940 Battle of the Thames Estuary

    25th July 1940 Channel Convoy attacked

    8th August 1940 Convoy attacked

    11th August 1940  Ports and ships attacked

    14th August 1940  airfields attacked

    15th Aug 1940 Eagle Day

    16th August 1940 Eagle Day

    18th August 1940 Airfields attacked

    22nd August 1940 Battle of Britain

    24th August 1940  Airfields bombed

    26th August 1940  Battle of Britian

    28th August 1940 ` Battle of Britain

    30th August 1940 Battle of Britain

    14th Sept 1940 Battle of Britain

    5th February 1941 Pilots lost

    18th November 1941 Operation Crusader

    27th April 1942 Sacking of Norwich

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Those known to have served with

No. 610 (County of Chester) Squadron Royal Air Force

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

The names on this list have been submitted by relatives, friends, neighbours and others who wish to remember them, if you have any names to add or any recollections or photos of those listed, please Add a Name to this List

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Sgt. Henry Francis Robinson DFC. 61 Sqd.

My father Henry Robinson was a Rear Gunner in WW2, he was awarded the DFC as a WO. His first opp was to Brest with 61 Sqd. His pilot was PO Gunter, they did 25 trips together. He also flew with Sgt Northgate & F/Sgt Ferguson.

He did a second tour with 619 Sqd with PO Knilands and then finished at Bardney where he flew with F/O Morrison, F/O Mathers and F/O Duncan

If there is anybody who has any recollections or information about him or reollections of this time I would be grateful.

Richard Robinson

Nigel George Drever 610 Sqd.

My father, Nigel George Drever, was a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft 3, and was part of the Long March in 1945. He helped to dig the tunnel for the Great Escape, but was not among the escapees. He was also in the Battle of Britain, flying a Spitfire with 610 Squadron aged 19. He was shot down and captured in 1941, I am trying to trace fellow prisoners of war who may be willing to meet him for his 90th birthday.

Clair Drever

S/Ldr. Frank Geoffrey Woolley DFC & Bar 350 Sqdn.

Sq. Ldr Woolley served in 350, 602 and 130 Squadrons during WWII.

F/Lt. B. M. Bangerter 350 Sqdn.

F/Lt Bangerter served with 350 and 610 Squadrons during WWII.

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