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No. 344 Squadron RAF

No. 344 Squadron RAF
Active 29 November 1943 - 27 November 1945
Country  United Kingdom
Allegiance  Free French Forces
Branch  Royal Air Force
Squadron Badge heraldry None
Squadron code None

The No. 344 Squadron was a Free French land based anti-submarine squadron given a Royal Air Force squadron number during World War II.


  • History 1
  • Aircraft operated 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


The squadron was formed at Dakar, Senegal on 29 November 1943 from Flotille 1E and equipped with British Wellington aircraft. It was under RAF control until 27 November 1945 when it disbanded upon reversion to French control.

Aircraft operated

Aircraft operated by no. 344 Squadron RAF
From To Aircraft Variant
Nov 1943 Nov 1945 Vickers Wellington XI
Nov 1943 Nov 1945 Vickers Wellington XIII


  1. ^ C.G.Jefford (1988). RAF Squadrons. UK Airlife Publishing.  

External links

  • Squadron history on RafWeb
  • Squadron history on the official RAF website
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