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No. 153 Squadron RAF

No. 153 Squadron RAF
Active 4 November 1918 - 13 June 1919
24 October 1941 - 5 September 1944
7 October 1944 - 28 September 1945
28 February 1955 - 2 July 1958
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  Royal Air Force
Role Fighter
Ground Attack
Bomber
Night Fighter
Size Squadron

No. 153 Squadron was a Royal Air Force squadron that saw service in both the First and Second World Wars.

History

On 1 July 1958, the unit was renumbered as No. 25 Squadron RAF.

Aircraft operated

Dates Aircraft Variant Notes References
1918-1919 Sopwith Camel Single-engined biplane fighter [1]
1941-1942 Boulton Paul Defiant I Single-engined fighter [1]
1942-1943 Bristol Beaufighter IF Twin-engined ground attack [1]
1942-1944 Bristol Beaufighter VIF [1]
1944-1944 Hawker Hurricane IIC Single-engined fighter [1]
1944-1944 Supermarine Spitfire VIII
IX
Single-engined fighter [1]
1944-1945 Avro Lancaster I and III Four-engined heavy bomber [1]
1955-1957 Gloster Meteor NF12 and NF14 Twin-engined jet night fighter [1]

Bases used

  • RAF Limavady - October 1941 to January 1942

References

Citations

Bibliography

  • Jefford, C.G, MBE, BA, RAF (Retd). RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive Record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 2001. ISBN 1-84037-141-2.

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