World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

No. 173 Squadron RAF

Article Id: WHEBN0030180862
Reproduction Date:

Title: No. 173 Squadron RAF  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Percival Proctor, Airspeed Oxford, No. 334 Squadron RAF, No. 69 Squadron RAF, No. 343 Squadron RAF
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

No. 173 Squadron RAF

No. 173 Squadron RAF
Active 9 July 1942 – 29 February 1944
1 February 1953 – 2 Sept 1957
Country United Kingdom
Branch Royal Air Force
Motto Latin: Quocumque
Squadron Badge A sword grasped by an eagles claw and a gauntlet
Squadron codes TV (Apr 1939 - Sep 1939)

No. 173 Squadron RAF was a Royal Air Force Squadron that was a communications unit in World War II.


Formation in World War II

The squadron formed on 9 July 1942 at Heliopolis, Egypt and equipped with the Hawker Audax and it went on to operate many other types of aircraft. It was renamed the 'Middle East Communications Squadron' on 29 February 1944.


The squadron reformed as a ferry unit on 1 February 1953 and was finally disbanded on 2 September 1957.

Aircraft operated

Aircraft operated by no. 173 Squadron RAF[1]
From To Aircraft Variant
Jun 1942 Feb 1943 Hawker Audax I
Jul 1942 Jul 1943 Westland Lysander II
Jul 1942 Aug 1943 Hawker Hart II
Jul 1942 Sep 1943 Hawker Hurricane I
Jul 1942 Sep 1943 Bristol Blenheim IV
Jul 1942 Sep 1943 Airspeed Oxford III
Jul 1942 Oct 1943 de Havilland Moth Major
Jul 1942 Oct 1943 Percival Gull Six
Jul 1942 Oct 1943 Miles Magister I
Jul 1942 Jan 1944 Douglas Boston III
Jul 1942 Jan 1944 Lockheed Electra
Jul 1942 Feb 1944 Percival Proctor I
Jul 1942 Feb 1944 Lockheed Lodestar
Jul 1942 Feb 1944 Fairchild Argus I
Aug 1942 Oct 1942 de Havilland Dragon Rapide
Dec 1942 Apr 1943 Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 I
Feb 1943 Feb 1943 Stinson Reliant
Feb 1943 Feb 1943 Junkers Ju 52 3m
Feb 1943 Sep 1943 Short Scion Senior
Mar 1943 Apr 1943 Hawker Hardy I
Apr 1943 Sep 1943 Bristol Beaufighter IF
Sep 1943 Feb 1944 Avro Anson I
Feb 1953 Sep 1957 Avro Anson C.19
Feb 1955 Sep 1957 Vickers Varsity T.1


  1. ^

External links

  • History of No.'s 171–175 Squadrons at RAF Web
  • 173 Squadron history on the official RAF website
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.