Alphabetically named Flights RAF/RFC

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The table below lists the independent aircraft Flights of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force which were given Alphabetical designations.

Flights[edit]

Flight Letter Location Period Aircraft Remarks
B, Palestine RAF Aboukir
Weli Sheikh Nuran, Palestine
1917 - December 1917 B.E.2C
B.E.12
Formed by redesignating an element of 23 Training Squadron.[1]
G MAEE Helensburgh
RAF Bowmore
21 September 1940 – 13 March 1941 Short S.23
Short S.26
Became 119 Squadron.
H RAF Ambala
RAF Drigh Road
RAF Ambala
RAF Lahore
25 August 1939 – 9 February 1940
January 1940 - October 1940
Blenheim I Became 'W' Flight on 9 Feb 1940, formed Jan 40
from an element of Battle flight, last known at Lahore.
I Fauquembergues, France
Serny, France
9 July 1918 – 14 January 1919 F.E.2b
B.E.12
Re-designated from Special Duties Flight.
J RAF Melton Mowbray
RAF Cairo West
28 September 1945 – 10 October 1945 Stirling V Disbanded at Cairo West to become No. 1589 (Heavy Freight) Flight RAF.
K Auxi-le-Château, France
unknown
Summit, Sudan
RAF Aqir, Palestine
RAF Melton Mowbray
RAF Santacruz
9 July 1918 - unknown
1 September 1940 – 1 April 1941
16 September 1945 – 10 October 1945
R.E.8
Gladiator I
Gladiator II
Stirling V
Re-designated from 'B' Flight No. 112 Squadron RAF 1 Sep 40 at Summit.
Became No. 1588 (Heavy Freight) Flight RAF at Santa Cruz on 10 Oct 45.
M Longuenesse, Saint-Omer, France
Hangelar, Germany
6 October 1918 - August 1919 F.2b
DH.9
Fokker D.VII
S.E.5a
N Vert Galand, France
unknown
18 September 1919 - unknown F.2b Records begin on 18 September 1919.
O Premont Farm, France
unknown
23 October 1918 - unknown F.2b Date and location of dis-bandment unknown.
P Serny, France
unknown
Ismailia, Egypt
Jeddah, Arabia
29 August 1918 - unknown
9 June 1919 – 25 May 1919
R.E.8
F.2b
Date and location of dis-bandment unknown.
Formed at Ismailia from a detached Flight of No. 113 Squadron RAF.
Q RAF Ambala
RAF Rednal
25 August 1939 – 15 December 1940
October 1943 - January 1944
Blenheim I
Gladiator I
Vickers Wellington
Formed at Ambala by re-designating an element of No. 60 Squadron RAF,
dis-banded to become
4 Coastal Defence Flight, Indian Air force Volunteer Reserve.
V RAF Ambala
RAF Juhu
unknown
25 August 1939 - unknown Blenheim I
Hawker Audax
Formed at Ambala by re-designating an element of No. 60 Squadron RAF,
disbanded finally at unknown location and date.
W RAF Drigh Road 9 February 1940 – 15 December 1940 Blenheim I Re-designated from 'H' Flight.
X Aqaba, Egypt
RAF Haifa
RAF Habbaniya
RAF Abadan
24 November 1917 – 19 October 1918
May 1940 - June 1940
6 June 1941 – 30 June 1941
16 July 1942 – 30 October 1942
B.E.2C
B.E.12
Bristol F2b
Nieuport 17
Gladiator I
Gladiator II
Initially formed from Special Duty Flight RFC
Y RAF Ambala
RAF St. Thomas Mount
unknown
1917 Blenheim I
Audax
Z Istrana, Italy
Villaverla, Italy
Taganrog, Russia
Rostov, Russia
RAF Ambala
RAF Dum-Dum
March 1918 - 3 July 1918
30 November 1919 - January 1920
28 August 1939
December 1940
Bristol F.2b
R.E.8
Blenheim I
Formed, at Istrana, by re-designating an element of No. 34 Squadron RAF
Re-formed, at RAF Ambala, by re-designating an element of 60 Squadron

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Lake 1999, p. 35.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Lake, A (1999). Flying units of the RAF. Shrewsbury: Airlife. ISBN 1-84037-086-6.

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