No. 286 Squadron (RAF): Second World War

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No.286 Squadron was formed from No.10 Group Anti Aircraft Cooperation Flight in 1941 and continued to serve in that role for the rest of the Second World War.

The squadron operated a wide number of different aircraft in detachments at a number of airfields in the south-west of England. These aircraft were used for gunlaying training and for target towing. The squadron was disbanded on 16 May 1945.

November 1942-January 1942: Westland Lysander II
November 1941-June 1943: Hawker Hurricane I
November 1941-July 1944: Boulton Paul Defiant I and III
November 1941-May 1945: Oxford I and II
April 1942-May 1945: Hawker Hurricane IIC and IV
July 1943-December 1944: Martinet I
November 1944-March 1945: Master III

November 1941-January 1942: Filton
January-March 1942: Lulsgate Bottom
March-April 1942: Colerne
April-May 1942: Lulsgate Bottom
May-August 1942: Zeals
August-October 1942: Colerne
October 1942-November 1943: Locking
November 1943-April 1944: Weston Zoyland
April-May 1944: Culmhead
May-July 1944: Colerne
July-September 1944: Zeals
September 1944-May 1945: Weston Zoyland

Squadron Codes: VG (Oxford), NW (Defiant)

1941-1945: Anti Aircraft Cooperation



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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (30 September 2011), No. 286 Squadron (RAF): Second World War,

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