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Communications Flight

The re-establishment of the SRAF in 1947 saw the creation of a 'Communications Flight', which was sometimes referred to as No.1 Squadron. A new No.1 Squadron, manned by regulars, was formed to operate the Spitfire F.22 in March 1951, while the Communications Flight became No.3 Squadron.


Air Bases:
Base Duration
Cranborne November 1947 - March 1951

Aircraft Used:
Type Qty Service Badge Example Serials
Leopard Moth1November 1947 - March 1951 SR22/VP-YAT
DH.89 Rapide3November 1947 - March 1951 SR23,SR24,SR57
Auster J/11November 1947 - March 1951 SR28
Anson C.193June 1948 - March 1951 SR29,SR30,SR31
Auster J/541949 - March 1951 SR53,SR54,SR55,SR56
C-47 Dakota11948 - March 1951 SR25

Unit Insignia:
Figure 1
 

References:

  • Air (WLAG) January 1990


Thanks to xxx for updating this information.

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