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No. 613 (City of Manchester) Squadron Royal Air Force in the Second World War 1939-1945 - The Wartime Memories Project -

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No. 613 (City of Manchester) Squadron Royal Air Force

   No. 613 (City of Manchester) Squadron was formed at Ringway on 1 March 1939 as an Auxiliary Air Force army co-operation unit equipped with Hawker Hinds. They later flew Hectors and Lysanders before re-equipping with American built Curtis Tomahawk aircraft in the Army co-operation role. They also flew Mosquito fighter-bombers specialising in precision daylight attacks, and famously bombed the Gestapo HQ in The Hague.

No. 613 Squadron was renumbered No. 69 Squadron on the 8th August 1945.

Airfields at which No. 613 Squadron were based:

  • Ringway
  • Firbeck
  • Doncaster
  • Lasham
  • RAF Wellingore. Apr to May 1943
  • Cambrai


2nd Sept 1940 Battle of Britain

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Those known to have served with

No. 613 (City of Manchester) Squadron Royal Air Force

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

  • Coop Thomas William. LAC.
  • Farrow Robert Edward. F/O (d.15th Apr 1945)
  • Tarr Bertram John Charles. LAC.

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LAC. Thomas William Coop GM. 613 Squadron

My father, Thomas Coop received the George Medal for saving a pilot from a burning plane in September 1940, the story is in the London Gazette. We have sent for his records which confirms he did get the award, my brother and I have been trying for years to find out where it happened, it just says at an aerodrome. There was also a Richard Farley involved, who helped my father, I would like to trace his family if possible.

June Holland

F/O Robert Edward Farrow DFC & Bar. 613 Sqd. (d.15th Apr 1945)

Bob Farrow was my husband's uncle, after whom he was named. We are desperately trying to find out what we can about him, as the family fractured soon afterwards, and we know so little. Did anyone know him? We know why he was awarded the DFC, but not the bar. If anyone can help we would be so grateful.

Bob and Carol Greatorex

LAC. Bertram John Charles Tarr 613 Sqd.

Bertie Tarr served as an Armourer with 613 Sqd at RAF Lasham in Hampshire

Gary Tarr

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