£ 16.99

The RAF’s First Jet Squadron – 616 (South Yorkshire) 

616 Squadron, was, in November 1938, one of the last of the RAF’s auxiliary squadrons to be formed, being based at RAF Finningley. Designated a fighter unit, its Spitfires flew with distinction over Dunkirk, during the Battle of Britain, as part of the Bader Wing based at Tangmere and in support of the Dieppe Raid. Then in 1944, it was equipped with the Gloster Meteor jet to intercept German V-1 flying bombs. Later it was used in a ground attack role in Europe towards the end of the war. Disbanded in 1945, with the other auxiliary squadrons it was reformed in 1946, 616 again recruiting from the South Yorkshire area. With the other auxiliary squadrons, it was finally stood down in 1957.

AUTHOR – Graham Pitchfork

PUBLISHER – The History Press

FORMAT – Softback

PAGES – 160

PUBLISHED – 2009

ISBN – 978 0 7524 4914 2

Out of stock

Categories: , Product ID: 10818

Description

616 Squadron, was, in November 1938, one of the last of the RAF’s auxiliary squadrons to be formed, being based at RAF Finningley. Designated a fighter unit, its Spitfires flew with distinction over Dunkirk, during the Battle of Britain, as part of the Bader Wing based at Tangmere and in support of the Dieppe Raid. Then in 1944, it was equipped with the Gloster Meteor jet to intercept German V-1 flying bombs. Later it was used in a ground attack role in Europe towards the end of the war. Disbanded in 1945, with the other auxiliary squadrons it was reformed in 1946, 616 again recruiting from the South Yorkshire area. With the other auxiliary squadrons, it was finally stood down in 1957.

Additional information

Weight0.42 kg

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “The RAF’s First Jet Squadron – 616 (South Yorkshire)”

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked *